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RULE MAY BE REPEALED.
COTTON MEN OBJECT TO FORFEIT
IRE ( LAI SE.
Decided Exceptions TaJtcn by Mnny
Members of the Cotfnn Esohange
to the Hole Imposing Fine of 2.*%
Cents on All Bhlpm Not of the 2 1 by
r 4 Standard—Hole Uns Adopted to
Further the Standard Hale Move
ment, bnt It Is Heins. I *ed \uninst
Savannah in the Interest of Rival
Ports—Prominent Cotton Men Fav
or the Standard Bale, but Say the
Rale Is Inexpedient.
From the adverse sentiment which has
developed among the cotton trade against
the rule recently adopted by (he Savan
nah Cotton Exchange providing for a for
feiture of 25 cents on all cotton re
ceived at this port not in the standard
size, or 24 by 54 inch bole, it would seem
that the rule is to be short-lived. A
large element of the trade favors the re
peal of the rule on the ground that it
militates against *he port and in favor of
other port*? which do not require the
standard lxde. Galveston being the only
other port with such a rule in force,
places Savannah nt a disadvantage in po
ling it single-handed on the South Atlantic
Whiie the purpose of the rule is gener
ally admitted to be a good one, it seems
that It cannot be enforced without preju
dice to the port undertaking it unless all
ports combine, thereby placing all on an
equal footing. Considerable complaint hav
ing come from the other side last season,
on account of the irregular packages in j
which cotton was received, it was decided
to take the strongest possible methods to
insure a uniform hale, which was, of
course, the standard. To do this would ne
cessitate a considerable outlay on the part
of farmers in changing their gin boxes.
Ample notice was given some time ago
by the Cotton Exchange officials of the
adoption of the rule, so that there might
be no excuse on this score. The fact that
the response has not been great indicate**
that farmers are none too anxious to make
the necessary changes at present, w’hich
is just the reason the Exchange attached
a forfeiture for other than the regulation
Another reason for the rule was to in
augurate effective opposition to the round
bale, which i being adopted in many
localities. A strong argument in favor of
the round bale is the uniformity of the
package. The raggedness of square
bales has also been a source of complaint
from spinners. Effort* have been made
by the trade generally to correct this and
other objectionable features, and thereby
combat the aggressive round-bale move
ment. but It has been found difficult to
impress farmers with the importance of
making these reforms. It will be seen,
therefore, that there was ample reason
for the adoption of the rule in question,
though it seems it cannot be enforced
without prejudice to the port.
Savannah’s cotron men have had their
eyes opened during the last few days to
things which point to the advisability of
an early repeal of Che rule. The Southern
Railway has been sending out circulars
throughout its territory, containing the
rule, and incidentally giving information
about other ports, which leads many to
believe the efTect will be the diversion
Of cotton from Savannah to the ports
mentioned in the circular. It has not
been charged that tbis was the company’s
intention in issuing the circular, though
It Is generally believed its efTect will be
against Savannah. Again, aitention has
been called to what the Augusta coOon
merchants have been advertising, which
Is to the effect that “no penalty is de
manded for shipping long-box cotton
there,” indicating that such is the case
with cotton shipped to Savannah, the only
port, besides Galveston, with a rule of
this kind in force. Judging from what
many say. the rule as it stands simply
subjects the port to prejudicial attacks
from all competing ports, the worst of it
being that these ports fight Savannah
with the weapon furnished by the Cotton
The rule was quite generally discussed
yesterday, and the indications are that
those opposed to it are in the majority,
which insures that action of some kind
will.be taken at an early day. The dam
age which might result to the port has
only become apparent since those inter
ested in fighting Savannah have inaugu
rated their campaigns.
Mr. J. P. Williams is among the fae
t<ors who believe the rule will be repealed
as soon as a meeting of *he Cotton Ex
change 1s railed for the purpose of con
tddoring it. In discussing the matter,
he said he believed it wouLd damage the
port greatly in lessening the receipts of
cotton here in favor of other ports, which
ore not co-operating with Savannah in
her efforts to secure a uniform square
hole. Mr. Williams believes the ruie one
that should not he condemned. He thinks
Ito effects, if properly enforced, would
redound to the interests of the cotton
farmers of the South by placing the
square package in better fnvor with spin
tiers. However, be does not think it ad
visable for Savannah to assume the en
tire burden of effecting a reform of this
kind, and for that reason favors the re
peal of the rule pending the action of
other cities of the South.
Mr. E. A. Curts opposed the rule at the
time J< was adopted. As the directors
seemed to favor It, he did not oppose it
strongly, notwithstanding he believed its
effc<*t would be against Savannah.
"And it has turned ou-t about as I ex
pected." said Mr. Cutts, in discussing the
matter lasi night. "It struck me at the
time that the better plan would be to of
fer a premium for cotton properly packed
rather than provide a penalty for that
not packed in the standard bale. In this
way the reform could have been started
without subjecting the port to prejudice
as agnins competing ports. As it is,
however, there is much opposition to the
present plan on the part of factors, brok
ers and merchants, who have heard
enough from the country already to In
dies re what the effect will be later on.
With the rule in force I shall not be sur
prised o receive Instructions 10 offer cot
ton fc*** other ports, for the reason sell
ers wllll not care to subject their cotton
to this penalty. Much business has been
done since the adoption of the rule, but
contracts have not been made subject
to it. Hence, the only present purpose
the rule serves, since nobody is selling
cotton subject to It, is to militate against
A meeting of the Cotton Exchange
cannot he called during this month.
It is stated, but it is possible one
will he called for an early day next
month, when Ihe matter will be consid
ered, with the chances favorable for the
repeal of the rule.
DEATH OF MRS. KELLY.
TVn Widely Known nnl i:t reined
Among Her Country People.
Mrs. Maggie Kelly died yesterday morn
ing at 11:30 o’clock at her home, No. 517
Ft. Jtill .in street, east. Mrs. Kelly was
42 yeans of age. and had lesidcd in Sa
vannah since she was sixteen, at which
age she came over to this country from
Ireland with hrr parents. She was a
widow and leaves no children, but a
moth* r four sisters and two brothers.
John and J nvs Murphy, mourn her los.
Mrs. Kelly was widely known among
her oounry people in Savanna It. and her
frier,ds will regret her loss. The funeral
will take place th s afternoon at 4 o'clock
fmen the la e residence. The Intermen:
TV 111 bt In the Cathedral cemetery.
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN.
Mr. William J. Harty Passed Amy
Mr. William J. Harty, for more than
j half a c-ntury a citizen of Savannah,
| died at his residence on Habersham street
j yesterday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Mr.
| Harty was 77 years old and his death re
sulted virtually from old age, though an
j attack of paresis through which he pass-
I ed a year ago took away much of his
J strength and rendered him an easy vic
| lif to the dread destroyer.
He was born In Columbia. R C., but in
1842. when he was quite a (young man.
came to Savannah. He considered himself
Ia Georgian in every sense of the term
I and has made Savannah his home since
he first set foot in the city. Upon his
arrival here, in connection with the late
John McMahon, he ran the City Hotel,
(hen the only hotel In Savannah. It was
situated on Bay street, where the whole
sale tobacco and cigar house of Lee Roy
Myers & Cos. is now located.
Afterwards Mr. Harty became a member
of the firm of McMahon & Doyle, whole
sale grocers, and before and after the
war was in the wholesale hay and grain
business. For ten years he. wa teller of
the Southern Bank of the State of Geor
gia. of which his former partner. Mr.
McMahon, had become president. About
fifteen years ago. when his sons had at
tained years of discretion, they insisted
upon his retirement from active business,
and since that time he has lived a quiet
and secluded life
He was a man who had few interests
outside of his home, and with his wife
and children he spent almost all of his
time. Modest and unassuming In dis
position and character, he made few warm
friends, but these he linked to himself
with hooks of steel.
Mr. Harty was twice married. His first
wife, with two infant children she bore
him, died within a few years of the mar
riage. His second wife was Miss Mary
Eleanor O’Hara, of Canada. Of this mar
riage there have been seven children, of
whom six, three sons and three daughters,
with their mother, survive the father and
hus’nd. The children are Mosers. John
F.. William J.. and Joseph E. Harty and
Misers Marie, Nellie and Genevieve.
The funeral will take place from the
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at 10
o’clock this morning. The honorary pall
bearers will he Capt. J. J. McGowan, Capt.
Henry Blun. and Messrs. Luke Carson,
H. F. Willink, John Lyons, Daniel Hogan.
W. C. McDonough and James McGrath.
The active pallbearers will be negro men,
Mr. Harty’s family having determined
that it would he more considerate on their
part did they relieve their friends of the
performance of this last sad office.
FELL THROUGH THE SHAFT.
Mis* Mattie William* of Stnteabnro
Injured at the Pnlankl.
Miss Mattie Jones, a young lady of
Statesboro, fell through the elevator shaft
at the Pulaski House yesterday morning,
breaking an arm, cutting her forehead
and sustaining other injuries. Dr. E. R.
Corson was called in immediately after
the accident and dressed the hurts. Later
the young lady was removed from the
hotel to the boarding place of one of her
brothers, who are Messrs. Michael and
Geiger Jones of Jones & Helmly, furni
ture dealers on State street, east.
Miss Jones was nt the hotel to call upon
a friend. Miss Williams of Bullock county.
Miss Williams’ little brother was in the
hotel lobby and sought to show Miss Jones
the way to his sister’s room. He threw
open the door of the elevator, which, how
ever. was above the office floor. The
young lady, thinking the elevator was
(here and that she would step Into it.
crossed the threshold. The darkness had
deceived her. She fell heavily to the base.
m*mt floor, a distance of some eight or
ten feet. Had the distance been greater
her injuries would doubtless have been
even more serious.
No blame is attached to the hotel peo
ple for the accident, from all accounts.
I( was due to no action of any of the at
taches of the hotel, but rather to the boy
having opened the door and the young
lady having failed to look carefully be
fore stepping through it.
engine house NO. 5 finished.
Before the Firemen Quit Tent Life
They Will Re Entertained.
The concrete floor of engine house No.
5 has been completed and as soon as it
is sufficiently hard, the engines will be
returned to the house. It is hardly ex
pected that the floor can be used, how
ever, for a week or so. Meantime the en
g nos are kept under a tent in a lot on
II nry street, west, which the men have
named Tamp M.iguire in honor of the
Both men and horses were thoroughly
FatlQi and with thdr camp life until yester
day aftcineon when the driving rain made
things v* ry uncomfortat le. The guy ropes
of ttie southern end of the tent were cut
iiowever, and the flap thus released let
clown to serve as a protection to the in
mates of the tent.
The ladies of the neighborhood with
whom the laddies of No. 5 are very pop
ular. have decided to give them an en
t*r ainment on the eve of their departure
from Camp Maguire, and will be hosts at
a sort of evening lawn rarty at which
will be served Ice cream, cake and other
dishes suited to the season.
RELIEVES IT WILL STAND.
Mr. J. I*. William* Tliiuk* North Car
olina Election W ill Hold.
Mr. J. P. Williams does not believe the
courts will interfero with the verdict of
the people on the constitutional amend
ment in North Carolina. For a long time
Mr. Williams was a citizen of the old
North state, and from his knowledge of
conditions there, acquired before and af
ter leaving, he is confident the result of
the election was for the best for North
“While it cannot be told what will fol
low in other states in the South as to
the ingro franchise.” said Mr. Williams.
’ it seems that conditions are ripe for the
change in North Carolina, as was evi
denced by the very large majority of votes
east in favor of the amendment. The fact
that the public will has bc-en so over
whelmingly expressed on thl* queset on
would seem to Indicate that there Is lit
tle rootn to take exception to it before
a higher tribunal. Powerful is the voice
of the people, and the more so when it Is
expressed by a big majority.”
AFTER THIRTY-FIVE YEARS
Mr. ratten’* Ftrt Vlnlt to Savannah
Since flic War.
Among the excursionists in the city is
Mr. John Patten of Rays’ Mill. Berrien
county. This is Mr. Patten’s first visit
to Savannah since the war when he was
camped around the city with the 54th
Georgia. He decided that he would like
to see if ihe city had changed any and
so made the trip.
“There doesn’t seem to be anything left
flat was here when I was here.” said Mr.
Patten, who paid a call at the Morning
News office. "I went out on the Ogee
chee road and found some of the old
breastworks that I helped to build over
thlrty-ftvo years ogo, but they were
about the only things I could Identify. I
I spent nearly a dollar ruling nround on
the street cars and consider It money well
Mr. Patten is so well pleased with his
visit that he expects to visit Savannah
at ijasl once a year hereafter.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1900.
FIGHTING THE CHINAMEN.
SAVANN AH LADS AIDING IN THE RE
LIEF OF PEKIN.
Private Joe Byrne* of the Marines
Ho* W’ritten Hi* Mother From Tien
Tain—Private Will Gian* I* Also in
the Relief Force—Byrne* Describe*
Some of the Fighting; in Which He
and III* Comrade* Have Been En
gaged—The Letter Left Them Rcwt-
Ing on Their Arm* and Awaiting
Rein forcemen t* to Undertake the
Advance on (lie Capital.
Private Joe Byrnes of the United 9tates
Marines, and Private W’ill Glass are Sa
vannah lads who have be*n bravely fight
ing the Boxers in China and who are now
probably pushing on to Pekin to avenge
the insubs that have been offered the
flags of Christendom.
Private Byrnes has written his mother,
Mrs. M. M. Byrnes of No. 509 Hunting
don street, under date of June 30, giving
descriptions of the fights in which his
band of marines had been engaged since
their arrival in China from Manila, where
they had also been employed in active ser
vice. Not only to the Savannah friends
and acquain l ances of the two lads, but to
the many who are interested In the sit
uation in China Private Byrnes’ account
will be interesting.
It was aboard <he gunboat Nashville
that Byrnes arrived off Taku. Thirty
men were landed, under the guns of the
forts at Taku, Lieuts. Leonard and Jolly
teing the officers in charge. These thirty
were joined by 100 that arrived not long
after the Nashville aboard the hospital
ship Solace, which had left Manila two
days after the slower gunl>oat. Maj.
Waller was In command of the new de
tachment. and. by virtue of his rank, as
sumed command over the cnire force.
June 18 was the date of the arrival of
the Nashville at Taku. Before that the
foris had fired on a small Russian gun
boat. killing eight and wounding about
twenty of her men. whereupon the Chi
nese strongholds were bombarded and
taken. On June 19 the landing of the
American marines was effected, and then,
with*Goo Russians, they started by train
for the relief of Tien Tsin. The cars
had to be forsaken after a ride of fifteen
miles* for a burned bridge was there en
countered. Even before .that point was
reached, frequent stops had 4o be
in order to repair the track, which the
Chinese had torn up in long stretches.
Camp was made by the track, and at,
an early hour the start for Tien Tsin was
made. For fifteen miles the force
marched, passing three or four block
houses without being molested. But the
Chinese were on the elert, and opened
fire from a strong blockhouse, their hav
ing allowed the allies to pass the others
having been a ruse. The Chinese attacked
In force, and the Americans and Russians
had to retreat. For five miles the allies
retreated, being fired upon constantly by
the Chinese, the Americans losing three
men killed and two wounded. It was
feared, Byrnes writes, that the Chinese
would surround them, such was their
force, but they left the retreat open, not
appearing in front.
A camp established by other Russians
was reached, and there a stand was made
and the Chinese beaten off. The next
day forces of all nations joined. On June
21 the allied forces advanced again on
Tien Tsin, meeting with no resistance
until they were within five miles of the
place. There they encountered a village
where a stiff fight was made, and the
Chinese continued their firing until Tien
Tsin was entered.
The allies besieged in Tien Tsin, Pri
vate Byrnes declared, w'ere glad, indeed,
to receive the reinforcements. They had
been shut up and subjected to a heavy
bombardment. After a brief rest. Byrnes
had to start out with another force for
the relief of 2.000 soldiers who were sur
rounded about eight miles from Tien Tsin.
This detachment had attempted to reach
Pekin to aid the ministers who were un
dertood to be in peril of their lives, but
was forced back. Troops of several na
tions w’ere in the relieved and relieving
forces, and Byrnes says the flags w’ere
wiklly waved on both sides of a small
stream that separated them when night
found the soldiers from Tien Tsin at the
end of their march. The next morning
the entire force returned to Tien Tsin.
Capt. McCalla with 200 marines and blue
jackets being among those rescued from
their perilous position.
An English officer remained behind on
the rest of the forces leaving the fort,
where the sand against the surrounding
Chinese had been made. A splendid mag
azine and arsenal were there, and it was
the Intention of the officer to destroy
them. This he did very effectively, laying
a fuse and riding on to join the retreat
ing force. From a distance of lhr p miles
Byrnes saw ard heard the explosion that
sent the fort skyward.
No 1 ng rest followed this expedition.
The very next day Byrnes was in a force
that was dispatched to assist Russians In
rapturing a fort about three miles from
Tien Tsin. From this fori fully 5.000 Chi
namen were di-lodged, and Byrnes whites
that taking it was the most difficult work
In which he took part.
Private Byrnes and his comrades w’ere
left by the letter resting upon their arms
and awaiting reinforcements for the ad
vance on Pekin. He said that many men
of all nations represented among the al
lies had been killed arid wounded in the
fighting, but he had no way of even ap
proximating the number. Touching upon
the climate, as a sort of afterthought, he
says it is much the same as that in the
United States, though the people had told
him that snow* falls during the winter and
that the river is frozen over for four
WILL PROBABLY RE “SHORTY.”
Srom* Jenkln* W ill lie C lio*cn to
Referee the Prize Fight.
“Shorty” Jenkins will probably referee
the fight between Corcoran and Pearce
Friday night. Jenkins has officiated on
a number of such occasions In Savannah,
and his decisions have always been fair
and satisfactory. It Is probable that the
fighters will get whatever may be their
due If they agree to Jenkins being the
It is said that both Corcoran and Pearce
are satisfied with Jenkins. Corcoran has
been in fights where Jenkins noted, and
Pearce probably has no objection. To
the Austral Club, which will have the
management of the fight. Jenkins Ls thor
oughly satisfactory. From the many ex
pressions that have been heard, it is evi
dent. too, that he will be satisfactory to
those who purpose seeing the scrap.
One of the promoters said yesterday, In
talking of the bout, that the majority of
those who attend are going 10 see some
thing that Is a little strange to them. That
will be Ihe in-fighting. The articles of
agreement admit of the mm fighting with
one arm free, a fact that may induce
some of those who are not on to shout
out “foul” when they see a blow deliv
ered before the men have broken away
With one arm free i* about the prettiest
style of fighting for the house. The tat
too that the right sort of fighter can
play on his opponent’s ribs with hit short
arm Jolts sounds well, and the rapid move
ment of the arm looks far better to live
audience than it feels to the man who
stops the Jnbs with his slats.
If you don’t f• el quite well, try a bottle
of Hood's Sarsaparilla It is a wonderful
tonic and invlgoraior. It will help you.—
EVIDENCE WIDELY DIVERGENT.
WitnesMe* in Damage Suit Tell Two
Very Different Storie*.
All of yesterday was consumed in the
City Court in <he examination of wit
nesses for th© defendant, in the case of
Mrs. Elizabeth Evans against the Savan
nah, Florida and Western Railway Com
pany, and when the recess was taken, at
7:30 o’clock in the evening, the end of
the case was not yet in sight or within
a reasonable distance.
Mrs. Evans is suing the railroad com
pany for 220,000 damages for the death of
her husband, who 'was run over and
killed by an engine, at Lakeland, Fla.,
in October of last year. She sues not
only for the actual value of her husband's
life, but also for the loss of his love, so
ciety and protection, which latter ele
ments of damage she is entitled to re
cover, under the laws of Florida, should
she succeed in making out her case to
the satisfaction of court and Jury.
There is a wide diversity in the evidence
that has already been introduced. It is
alleged in the petition that Evans and his
daughter were crossing the line of the
company’s road at a point which was con
tinually used by large numbers of per
sons for this purpose and which the com
pany had permitted o become a public
or private crossing by its license of this
practice. He is alleged to have been In
(he exercise of all reasonable and proper
prudence and precaution and taking all
reasonable steps for his own protection,
at the time he was run over and killed
by the engine of the company. These al
legations of the petition were supported in
whole or in part by the evidence of the
The evidence of the witnesses introduced
yesterday on behalf of the def ndant ex
hibited a quite different condition of af
fairs. They testified, in the first place, that
at the point the homicide occurred there
was no crossing, whether public or pri
vate; that the engine by which the plain
tiff's husband and daughter were killed
was running at a rate of speed about one
fifth that which had been testified to by
her witnesses; that a flagman was sta
tioned on the rear of the engine tender,
which was being backed at the time, and
that this flagman was provided, with a
light, which he waved for the purpose
of attracting the attention of the unfor
tunate man and girl who were run over
and killed, that they stepped almost di
rectly in front of the approaching dan
g r. in a manner that did not permit the
engineer to stop his engine in time to save
their lives; that the engineer himself was
a man fully competent and qualified to
discharge the duty upon which he was
engaged. Each and every one of these
points in the evidence had been the sub
ject of specific deuia s in the petition filed
by the plaintiff.
It may he seen, therefore, that the Jury
lias some difficult questions to settle, as
there is scarcely an uncontest'd point In
’he case, save that the man for whose
death the suit has been brought was kill
ed by an engine of the defendant com
C. M. Marsh, cf Lakeland, was on the
stand for the defendant nearly three
hours yesterday afternoon, during which
lime he was subjected to a forcible and
searching cross-examination by Judge
TwL’gs. The evd nee of the wi:ness was
at entire variance with a number of the
of the plaintiff, and Judge
Twiggs exhausted every artifice of the
skil ed cross-examiner, and he knows
them all. to induce Mr. Marsh to go back
on some of the things he had said. He
didn't succeed. The conflict between Judge
Twiggs and the witness surged back and
forth, the former questioning vigorously
and earnestly, the latter answering with
every appearance of nonchalance, but
when it had been concluded it was the
consensus of opinion that the learned
counsel had come cut a decided second
The recess taken last evening was until
9 o’clock this morning, when the exami
nation of witnesses' for the defendant will
be continued. There is a lingering possi
bility (hat the introduction of evidence
may be concluded to-day and that to
morrow’ the arguments will be made.
However, this is not more than a bare
chance, and if half the witnesses who
are In attendance are placed on the stand,
the case will last the remainder of the
BUSINESS IS LIVELY.
Stay of the Excursionist* I* Profit
able to Merchant*.
The excursionists have the city in their
hands. They were having great times all
day yesterday, and there was none who
did not serm to enjoy his stay to the ut
most. But very f w have returned to their
horms thus far. and it is probable that all
will stay the limit of their railroad tick
Bus ness was on a decided boom on ac
count of the excursionists being here in
such force It is probable that to-day will
be even a better day with the merchants
than yesterday, as the majority of the
crow’d that have any desire to do shop
ping will wait until the last day of their
stay to gather their supplies. A number
of the retail dealers declared yesterday
• hat their business had been far better
tt an usual, and they were looking for
ward to a continuance of lively trade dur
ing the days the excursionists remain.
Many of the white excursionists spent
the day at the re-orts. The several places
of interest attracted visitors. Tybee drew
the largest crowd, as several hundred
went down for a dip in the surf and an
experience of the novelties of the beach.
The visit to the island was a feature of
trip of the excursionists who went
down yesterday, and their reports will
doubtless induce others to go to-day.
The hotels are filled to overflowing.
Night before last there were many of the
visitors who were forced to catch naps
as b* st they could on the stree's, as there
w’as no room to be secured at any of the
hotels. Careful search of them all re
sulted in failure to find a vacant bed after
11 o’clock, and recourse to the benches
in the parks was had. As the weather
was warm, this was no great Inconven
ience, and the police disturbed none,
knowing of the crowded condition of the
The colored excursionists were in their
element, for the military parade yester
day morning and the picnic In the after
noon at Lincoln Park were Joyful events
for thm. They had as much pleasure as
c mid possibly have been afforded them,
for such displays are ever dear to the
colored heart. Dancing and picnicking
was indulged in at the park until a late
hour last night.
LIGHTNING STRUCK TWICE.
No One Killed but One Man Wai
Lightning struck two places during yes
terday afternoon’s thunderstorm, but for
tunately no one was killed and the dam
age to property is comparatively light.
The most serious stroke was felt across
the river on a pile-driver employed at the
G. & A. terminals. Six colored men were
knocked down, one of them receiving so
serious n shock that his arm was para
lyzed for two hours. The others escaped
with only a bnd fright. The pile-driver
was considerably damaged, both the rails
of the hammer track being broken.
The second stroke happened at the bak
ery of Mr. A. J. Hermes. No. 1601 Bull
street. The flash came about 3 o'clock
and struck the building at a point where
the electric wires enter the wall. It fol
lowed the line of the wires to the group
of incandescent lamps, burning out the
fuses and exploding the block that held
the wires in place. It also touched the
awning over the door of the. store, in
which it burned two large holes. No on©
in the store was shocked, and the damage
done it comparatively light.
A SOUTHSIDER’S LAMENT.
SIDEWALKS AND WHISKERS AND
I NSIGHTLY POLES HIS TROUBLE.
Citizen of the Southern Section
Think* the Appearanee of That
Part of the City I* Being Ruined
or Impaired by the Countruction of
Sidewalk* That Grow- Up in Gra**
and the Ereetlon of Telephone and
Electric light Pole* in Unseemly
Pol t ion*—G rn *s Plat* Ought to
Huve Attention From the City.
Tree* Can't Be Hade to Grow.
Citizens of th© south side, whose ambi
tion it is to make their section th© hand
somest in the city, are gently murmuring
against certain conditions that render this
ambition difficult or impossible of attain
They are not rabid about their troubles,
these good householders, but they feel
that the situation entitles them to a mild
protest, at any rate, and they are making
i. They understand w’ell enough what
their troubles are, but just how they are
to be remedied is not quite so clear to their
mind 9. Summed up, “Unsightly brick
sidewalks and the Indiscriminate erection
of poles of all kinds,” would be about the
burden of their cry.
One of them was talking to a Morning
News reporter on yesterday. “To any
one w’ho rides around the southern sec
tion on the trolley cars,” he said, “and
views the improvements that have been
made in that part of the city between
Barnard and Abercorn streets and Sixth
and Tenth, the possibilities of making
this section beautiful must be at once ap
parent. On Abercorn street, especially,
the natural advantages are as great as
could be desired, and but a trifling atAcn-.
(ion to the demands of prudence, proprie
ty and the artistic would suffice to make
of this street, and those that cross it
on the south side, one of the leading res
idence sections of the city.”
“Yet, what do we find? The city ordi
nance permits the sidewalks to be con
structed of brick os well as artificial stone
or cement, and the city, when it builds
these sidewalks itself, alw’ays uses brick.
consequence is that the grass grows
up between the interstices of the brick,
until the walks are more fit for the pas
sage of a lawn mower than the passage
of pedestrians. A four-feet walk of arti
ficial stone, which is permitted by the or
dinance, does not cost more than the
broader walk which must be constructed
when brick is used even 4f the cost for the
former pavement were more, the extra
expense would be well repaid by the im
provement in the appearance of the
“Then there are the gr iss-p’ats, on eith
er side of the sidewalks,” continued the
Southsider. with a wearied air. "The pro~
vidons of the ordinance or the manner of
its enforcement are sd exceedingly un
certain that these are suffered to be neg
lected. If they Wfre properly planted and
properly tended they wou'd add much to
the appearance of the ci y. It seems to
me that something towards this end could
be accomnl'shed if the property-ow'ner
were required to plant the grass and that
the city would assume thereafter the care
of he plats. Let them, for instance, he
turned over to the Park and Tree Com
mission. Such a plan s followed, and with
success, in other cities.
"Out in our section we are trying to
replace the trees that have been de
stroyed by storms, or cut down to make
way for improvements or have died from
old age within the last few years with
others of a newer growth. Instead of hav
ing a forest of trees we are rapidly ac
cumulating a forest of poles, wherein it
is next to impossible for trees to grow.
The electric light company and the two
telephone companies are accustomed to
erect their ugly monstrosities wherever
they please, and they have a method of
ugliness in their madness that is some
thing unique. They manage to get the
poles in just those position* where they
will be most conspicuous, and if they
strike a favorable corner, where every
body may see, they usually erect some
half a dozen in a space of as many yards.
When they have crowded all the poles
about the corner that space will permit,
they drive a short one into the ground
and rig up a guy-rope to hold one or
more of the others in place. The result
may he a triumph of utility, but it is a
blow in the face to the picturesque.
“We think these matters might be rem
edied,” concluded the soufh sider, “by
the bestowal of some little attention on
the part of the city. We don’t wish to
carp or complain or make trouble, but in
the effort to make the section attractive
w’e ought to have the concurrence and
the active encouragement of the city
ARGUING THE DEMURRER.
Creditor* NYnnt Receiver of Stevcn*-
( lark Company Removed.
Arguments were heard by Judge Falli
gant In the Superior Court yesterday upon
the demurrer filed by the defendants to
the petition of Charles Moyer, receiver of
the Stevens-Clark Company, against
Frank H. Clark and the Savannah Foun
dry and Machine Company.
The suit was filed by the receiver at the
instance of certain creditors, who obtained
en order from Judge Falligant directing
him to bring it. In essentials it alleges
that some $6,000 or $7,000, part of the as
sets of the Stevens-Clark Company, was
paid over by the defendants to E. C.
Clark, the father of Frank H. Clark, the
president of the company, shortly before it
went into the hands of a receiver, and that
this payment was in legal fraud of the
rights of the other creditors. While it is
undoubted that the claim held by Mr.
Clark was a valid and binding one, the
creditor* assert that all should have par
ticipated equally and that no partiality
should have been shown.
The demurrer seeks the dismissal of the
petition on various technical grounds. The
arguments yesterday were made by Col.
George T. Cann. in support of the de
murrer, and by Mr. Robert J. Ttavis in
•In the course of his argumen*, Mr. Tra
vis made a statement somewhat sensa
tional. He said that it was impossible for
the receiver Mr. Moyer, to represent the
interests of the creditors to the best ad
vantage, as he w ? as an officer of the Siev
v. ns-Clarke Company, and is an officer of
the Savannah Foundry and Machine Com
pany, which is its virtual successor. Mr.
Travis said the receiver was very much
more friendly to th© Interests of the of
ficers of the laitfr company, against
whom the pending suit has been brought,
than to the interests of the creditors of
the Stevens-Clarke Company. Mr. Travis
made various statements in support of
Then he announced that he intended,
within a few days, to move the court to
have Mr. Moyer removed from the re-
some one appointed in his
place who would be interested solely in
seeing to it that the creditors received the
largest possible percentage of their
BROKE! 111!* THIGH.
Serlou. Arrlilrnt to Mr. J. A. Yorri.
J. A. Norris, a watchman employed at
the G. * A. terminals tvhlle on his way j
to -work yesterday afternoon about 5 j
o'clock, as he attempted to enter a boat I
slipped and fell and sustained n fractured I
thigh. He was taken to his home at
No. 218 Broughton street, east, where he
was attended by Dr. It. 8. Kenan, and
JPr. M. L. Ferry,
YESTERDAY’S WEATHER RECORD.
For the Third Day in Succession
Mercury Went to 07.
Yesterday for the third day in succes
ceselon the thermometer reached 97 de
grees. This was at 1:30 o'clock. Shortly
after this point was reached the thunder
storm which has been brewing during
the morning burst, and within an hour
the mercury fell 22 degrees to the mini
mum temperature for the day. 73.
The rainfall was .12 of an Inch, and the
humidity 84 per cent. The wind for u
while blew strongly, at 2:30 o’clock reach
ing a velocity of 33 miles an hour, but it
lasted only a short time.
The state forecast for to-day is for local
rains and thunderstorms. To-morrow, it
is predicted, will be fair. Light to fresh
southwest winds may be expected.
Excursion to Macon and Milledgr
viile. August 21.
Central of Georgia Railway will sell ex
cursion tickets, Savannah to Macon and
Milledgeville and return, at rate of 32.50
for the round trip, for train leaving Sa
vannah at 8:45 a. tn., Aug. 21; tickets to
bear limit returning to Aug. 23, 1900.—ad.
Mountain Excursion via Plant Sys
For trains leaving Savannah Aug. 22,
the Plant System will sell round trip
tickets to Lookout mountain, Tenn., 811:60;
Monteagle, Tenn., 312.50; Sewanee, Tenn.,
$12.40. All tickets limited to return to
Sept. 3. This line offers double daily ser
vice to the above points, and schedules
are shorter and more convenient than
any other line. If you are thinking of
making this tiip, ca 1 at city ticket of
fice, De Soto Hotel, phcne3 73.—ad.
Annual Mountain Excursion via
Very low rates to principal North Car
olina resorts. Special train, luxurious day
coaches will leave Plant System Station
7:00 a. m. reilread lime, Aug. 2?nd, tick
ets limited Sept. 3rd, good returning on
regular trains. Jas. Freeman, ci’y pas
senger and ticket agent, 14i Bull street.
A Fever-StrlcWen Camp.
Everett City, Ga., July 21, ISOO —I am a
strong believer in and advocate of the use
of Johnson’s Chill and Fever Tonic. I
know what it will do. I have tried it in
Cuba and the low lands of Mexico. I
have been a soldier in my time and have
found the Tonic invaluable in cases of
camp fever. Only thoe who have been
in the tropics as soldiers can comprehend
the horrors of a fewer-stricken camp,
miles and miles away from its base of
supplies. It was in such places that
Johnson’s Tonic came in. You did not
need any Calomel or quinine or
any other drug. Stick to the Tonic and
you will be able to eat embalmed beef
again. Yours very truly.
Chas. F. Roden.
Annual Mountain Excursion via
Very low rates to principal North Car
olina reserts. Special train, luxurious day
coaches will leave Plant System station
7:CO a. m. railroad time. Aug. 32nd, tick
ets limited S:pt. 3rd, good returning bn
regular trains. Ja’. Freeman, city pas
senger and ticket agent, 141 Bull street.
Phone 850 —ad.
The summer is passing, have you taken
in the Plant System Sunday excursions to
Charleston? One dollar for the round trip,
To the Mountains.
In the nick of time.
Just when you are yawning and feeling
tired out and broken down, a bottle of
Graybeard is belter than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Graybeard
pills. Little treasures—2sc be box. Rea
pese Drug Cos.. Proprietors.—Ad.
Chair cars on Plant System excursions
to Charleston every Sunday; engage your
seats on Saturdays at the De Soto Hotel
To Brunswick and Return, fI.OO Via
the Plant System, Sundays.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday
excursions, the Plant System are selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rale of $1 00 for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. ra. and
5:20 a. m —ad.
The Plant System excursion train to
Charleston leaves Savannah at 6:20 a. m.
Sundays; tickets are sold at one dollar for
Ihe round trip.—ad.
A Recetmg Teller.
A receiving teller at a good bank said
that he was about to get sick. He felt
tired all time; sleep did not refresh
him; felt as if he ought to take vacation.
A pharmacist put him on Graybeard and
two bottles completely overhauled him
and made him about as good as new.
Get Graybeard at all drug stores. Gray
beard pills are treasures—2sc the box.
Respese Drug Cos., Proprietors.—ad.
A Drltcloua Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer Is an elegant cigar
and is truly a delightful enjoyment to
inhale the fumes of this fine tobacco; It
Is exhilarating and delicious.
See that the name of Herbert Sper.cer
Is on every wrapper of every cigar, with,
out which none are genuine.
The Herbert Spencer cigars are only sold
by the box of 60, Conchas at $3.50, and
Perfectos, 34.50 at Llppcnan Bros., whole
sale druggists. Barnard and Congress
streets, of this city.—ad.
We have a nice line of elder in bottles,
pure and genuine, from the celebrated
establishment of Mott A Cos., of New
The Russet Cider and the Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Llppman Bros., cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets. Sa
Annual Monntntn Excursion xln
Very low rafts to principal North Car
olina resorts. Special train, luxurious day
coaches will leave Plant System station
7:fo a. m. railroad lime, Aug. 22nd, tick
ets limited Sept. 3rd, good returning on
regular trains Jas. Freeman, city pas
senger and ticket agent, 141 Bull street.
Phone 850 —ad.
Sunday Trips n. flronswlck Via
Plant System $ll.OO.
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 6:20 a m —ad.
Tetterrnc Is the Name of It
If you have any skin disease such as
eczema, salt rheum, ringworm, or tetter,
nothing will cure you so quickly or thor
oughly as Tetterlne. It has cured thous
ands and wlfl cure you. Numerous testl.
monials for the asking. Accept’no substi
tute. J. T. Shuptrlne, Manuf r„ Savan
nah, Ga.. w ill send you a box postpaid for
60c. In stamps If your druggist doesn’t
For Oxer Years.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup has been
used for children teething. It soothes the
chl.d, softens ths gums, allays all pain
cures wind colic, and it the best remedy
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-flvs cents a bottle.
You Will Find litre.
Do not hesitate, but stop
one moment in front of our
store. See the
We are selling this month
up-to-date shoes at prices
cut in two.
Do the work
WM. & H. H.
LATTIMORE, West Congress Street.
Cheaper Than Ever
—at the —
Right Place to Boy.
Fruit is plenty and the
best makes of fruit jars are
very cheap here.
We have a beautiful line
of Brass Vases and Onyx
Q. W. ALLEN & CO.,
STATE AND BARNARD STS.
SCHOOLS A.\o COLLEGES.
siT7osipH ; s^ADEm'
For Young Ladies, Washington, Wilkes
county. Georgia, admitted to be one of the
most home-like institutions in the count
try. Climate healthy. Extensive, lawns
Course thorough. Terms moderate. Music,
Art, Physical Culture. Elocution. Stenog
raphy and Typewriting. Address
Mt. St. tgnei' ( olli ite for Women.
Mt. Washington, Md.
THOROUGH ENGLISH COURSE. Lec
tured delivered. Degrees conferred. MT.
WASHINGTON SEMINARY FOR BOYS
under 13 years. Primary and Preparatory
courses. Both institutions conducted oy
Sisters of Mercy. Preparatory School for
little girls. Address
MT. ST, AGNES' COLLEGE.
EPISCOPAL HIUH SCHOOL,
L. M. BLACKFORD, M. A., Principal.
For Boys. Three miles from Alexandria.
Va.. and tight from Washington. D.
C. The 62d year opens Sept. 2, 1900. Cata
logue sent on application to the principal
Edgeworth Hoarding & Day School
For Girls. Reopens Sept. 27. SBth year.
Mrs. H. P. LEFEBVRE, Principal.
Miss E. D. HUNTLEY, Associate Prln.
122 and 12t W. Franklin st., Baltimore,Md.
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