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GILLETTE WOULDN’T TALK.
REFI NED TO DISCUSS THE
He Expressed Some < nriosity bs to
the Effect of Recently Iddticed
Testimony 1 pon Savannah People
and Some Content When Told It
Nfl<t Been Overwhelming—He Did
Not tare. However, to Discuss the
Evidence Himself Savannah's
Chance for n 28-Foot Channel to
the Sea—Preliminary Examination
May Be Made Shortly—Contract for
D reds in a.
Capt. Cassius E. Gillette returned to Sa
vannah from New York yesterday morn
ing, after a few days attendance upon the
preliminary investigation into the charges
of conspiracy preferred by the 1. nited
States grand jury for this district against
B. D. Greene and the Guynors.
Capt. Gillette, when seen at his office
by a representative of the Morning News,
declined to discuss for publication any- j
thing in connection with the trial, though
he was a trifle curious himself to know
just what effect the evidence recently in- j
troduced before the commissioner has had
upon these good people of Savannah,
who still retained their faith in the im
maculate purity of the late Cap*. Carter
and his alleged co-conspirators.
He was assured that the effect of this
evidence in Savannah had not been differ
ent from that it prod k*. i elsewhere, and
that the testimony given by Mr. West colt,
in particular, had come in the nature of a J
revelation to some of those who had pre- ,
viousiy walked in darkness. With this i
state of affairs Capt. Gillette expressed a
mild content.though the content wasrather
conveyed by his manner than by anything
he had to say on the subject.
However, that the evidence in the case
has assumed the overwhelming and unan
swerable characteristics that have recently
been given it must in reality be to him a
source of very considerable satisfaction.
The pats on the hack that are administer
ed by an approving conscience are all very
well in their way, but their effect on the
recipient’s peace of mind must necessarily
be diminished by the ill-concealed antag
onism of a section of the people of the
community in which he lives. That this
antagonism has vanished and been replac
ed by an approval that is at once hearty
and complete is the guerdon Capt. Gillette
has won. That this heartiness of ap
proval has ben wrung from unwilling
breasts is probably all the more to his lik
Capt. Gillette, in answer to questions
relative to the improvement of the har
bor, recalled the fact that in the last
river and harbor bill a preliminary in
vestigation of the conditions prevailing in
Savannah was provided for, which was
intended to show* or indicate whether or
not the importance of the trade of the
port was sufficient to authorize the neces
sary expenditure to secure a 28-foot chan
nel to the sea. Because of very many
pressing and onerous duties Capt. Gillette
has not had time or opportunity to make
this examination, but will make it as soon
as his other duties, more emergent in
their nature, will permit.
In the meantime advertisements are be
ing published, calling for proposals for
dredging in that section of the river be
tween the Central of Georgia terminals
end the new bridge of the Seaboard Air
Line. The dredging to be done amounts
to about 250.000 cubic yards and the con
tract will be awarded when the bids are
opened, on Sept. 14.
This advertisement for bids is made nec
essary by the expiration of the dredging
contract held by Mr. Rittenhouse Moore.
The design is to keep that portion of the
river in shape for commerce, so, as Capt.
Gillette stated, that even if it is not used
very largely, it may receive the mud that
Is washed down by the river before it
reaches more eastern and more important
stretches of the channel.
In the meantime, of course, there may
be another project for the improvement of
the harbor. Capt. Gillette stated, however,
that under ar.y circumstances there would
probably always be a necessity for some
dredging in this part of the river, no mat
ter what project is Anally adopted.
Capt. Gillette's acquaintance with the
harbor conditions and with trade condi
tions prevailing in Savannah is so com
plete that the preliminary examination
contemplated by Congress will probably
not consume a great deal of his time. A sur
rey for the new project has already been
made, so that if Congress can be induced
to appropriate the money but little time
will be consumed necessarily in prelimi
naries. A long pull, a strong pull, a pull
together and all the other pulls that can
be brought to bear on the power that
looks after the appropriations will be the
real essentials towards securing the chan
nel that Savannah’s maritime and com
mercial importance entitles her to have.
COt) PE II -ME ii EDIT H .
A Pretty Home Wedding on Taylor
Street Last Mglit.
Mr. Charles Mell Cooper and Miss Leo
nora Dr-on Meredith were married at 8:30
o’clock last night nt the home of the
bride’s mother, Mrs. C. H. Meredith, No.
128 Taylor street, west. The ceremony'
was performed by Rev. Rather Robert F.
The marriage was a very quiet one,
only the intimate friends of the con
tracting persons being present, but it
was very pretty, the parlor being taste
fully decorated with i>alms and flow
ers. Mies Maud Meredith, a sister of the
bride, and Mr. John Humphries, Jr., ware
The bride is a native of this city,
where she has a large circle of friends,
von by her charming personality and
many womanly qualities. Mr. Cooper is
an esteemed employe of the Central Rail
road ticket office.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooper received a num
ber of valuable and useful presents.
They left over the Central last night for
b short visit to Chattanooga and Look
out Mountain. Upon their return they
will be at home to their friends at No.
128 Taylor street, west.
MRS. II LIE STEIN DEAD.
Paused Away After nn Attack of
Mrs. Joseph Blueeteln died last night at
her residence, No. 311 Jefferson gtreet. aft
er an attack of acute indigestion. Mrs.
Bluestein had been ill only a few hours,
previous to which she had no premonition
of approaching death.
The disease that took her away had
been one of short duration. tShe had two
previous attacks, neither of which was of
a violent nature. The last was of a more
Horlous nature, however, and while all
possible was done for her, relief was be
yond the power of human physicians.
The deceased leaves, besides her hus
band. Mr. Joseph Bluestein, two small
children to mourn her loss. She was Is*-
loved among the Jewish people, and her
loss will be sorely felt. The funeral will
take place from ihe residence this after
noon at 4 o’clock.
To Play Two Git men To-day.
The game of ball yesterday between the
Atlanta® and the Chathams resulted In a
ucore of 9 to 8 in favor of the Chathams.
The same clubs will play two games to
. at 9:20 u. in. and the
k other at 4;l£ p, m.
THE HI ARANTIN'E STATION.
j Snrgeon N\ bite Says Many Improve
ments Are to Be Made.
Extensive improvements will be made at
| the Savannah quarantine station shortly.
I Dr. Joseph H. White, asssistant to Sur
geon General Wyman, who arrived in the
! city yesterday from Tampa, states that
the appropriation has been made and that
the plaus are now being prepared for con
siderable improvements at the station.
The improvements will include additional
buildings, an extension of the wharf, im
proved apparatus for handling ballast,
and other facilities for ready handling of
“Considerable improvement has already
been made since the Marine Hospital Ser
vice took charge,’’ 6aid Dr. White. “The
buildings have been extended, anew steam
chamber has been put in, and other facil
ities added. Neither the government nor
the city has any reason to regret the ac
quisition of the station by the Marine
Surg on White, who is on duty at head
quarters, came South about two weeks
ago on a tour of inspection. He did not
anticipate then, however, that he. would
iind anything serious to demand his at
tention. lie had gotten as far South as
Key West, in company with Dr. J. Y.
Porter, health officer of the state of Flor
ida. when w'ord was received of the re
ported outbreak of yellow fever at Tam- ,
Both officials hurried to that city, and
spent several days in a work of close, !
careful investigation, concluding with a
house-to-house inspec ion. The result has
already been announced. The conclusion
was that there is no yellow fever at
Tampa, and that there had not been any
; tneie his summer. The case of Mr. C. P. j
| Raker of Savannah, Dr. Whi e stated, j
was simply a severe attack of typhoid, i
i from which he had the misfortune to suf
fer a relapse.
Dr. White was formerly stationed in
Savannah for some time and has many
friends here. Besides, he is a native
Georgian. He and Dr. Brunner are very
warm friends and it was his confidence in 1
Dr. White’s judgment that caused Savan
nah’s health officer to advise against ac
tion by Savannah’s Sanitary Board until
a definite statement of the situation could
be obtained from Dr. White.
Dr. White is the guest of Dr. Brunner.
He will leave for Washington to-day.
WILL HE NO PRELIMIN ARIES.
The Fight Between < oroornn nn<l
Pearce Starts at lO O’clock.
The prize fight at the theater will be
gin promptly nt 30 o’clock to-morrow
night. This is promised by the manage
ment. The principals, Tommy' Corcoran
and George Pearce, will leave their dress
ing rooms at that hour, and their appear
ance in the ring will be immediately fol
lowed by the usual announcement and the
donning of the mitts.
There will be no preliminaries. This
will be a matter of relief rather than dis
appointment to those who are expecting
to see the fight. Corcoran and Pearce are
scheduled to go twenty-five rounds, and
that is fighting enough to please any
crowd. Nobody will object to prelimi
naries being cut.
With the thermometer standing as high
as it will probably be. in the theater
with a sweltering mass of humanity from
top to bottom, any more than the ad
vertised number of rounds would not be
particularly pleasing. Seeing anything
less interesting than the main bout gives
promise of being, would be a strain upon
the endurance of an audience.
It has been suggested that the manage
ment of he light provide blocks of ice
for the several windows of the theater.
This, it is believed, would result in the
! temperature being lowered. Fans, too,
some think, might be put in, but that
would probably be too heavy an expense
for just one night, and the management,
if it takes at all kindly to the cooling
suggestions, will probably confine itself
to the ice. Ice water and palmetto fans
will be provided.
The box office will be open at the the
ater this morning. The prices will be
$2.50 for box seats, $1.50 for the first floor.
$1 for the balcony and 50 cents fou the
gallery. It is believed that there will be
a full house. No tight has aroused so
much interest in Savannah, and those
who delight in pugilism will be on hand
DIED FROM 1119 WOUND.
Will names. Colored, Accidentally
Shot hy John Williams.
Will Barnes, colored, was shot yesterday
afternoon by another negro, John Will
iams, in a box car in the. Florida Central
and Peninsular yards, about a mile west
of the city. He died after being brought
to the city.
The shooting, which Williams asserts
was an accident, occurred between 2 and
3 o’clock. News of the affair was tele
phoned to the city and an engine was sent
out by the officials of the road which brought
the wounded man to the city. He was
met at the depot by the police ambulance,
into which he was put and started for the
Georgia Infirmary, but he died before he.
reached there and the body was taken to
the office of Coroner Goette instead.
The story of the affair as told by Thom
as Bell, a witness, is that he, another ne
gro, Williams, and Barnes, all employes of
the Florida Central and Peninsular road
have been working in the yard and living
in the box car in which the shooting oc
curred. Yesterday during the dinner
hour, the four men were in the car.
Barnes was lying on a cot, while Will
iams was examining a pistol. The weap
on went off. and the bullet struck Barnes
in the head.
A I < f the men, including Williams,
rushed to the wounded man and did what
tiny could for him. but even to them, un
skilled in surgical matters, it was seen
• hat Barnes was dangerously, if not fa
tally wou ded and so the matter was tele
phoned to the city. Williams stayed with
the wounded man for some time but his
f*nrs of arrest flrnlly induced him to es
cape fr m the scene. He has not yet been
Coroner Gee to will go to the scene of
the shooting this morning. The result of
the examination tint he wi’l make will
determine whether an inque t will be held.
FOIt A TCM’R OF El ROPE.
Mr. F. M. Oliver Will **oll From New
Y<rk on Saturday.
Mr. Francis M. Oliver will leave at noon
to-day for New York, whence, on Satur
day, he will sail on the liner Astoria, of
the Anchor Line, for Glasgow. There he
will begin a tour of Great Britain and the
continent of Europe that will continue
Mr. Oliver expects to travel through
Scotland, England, France, Switzerland
and Germany, seeing as much of all of
these countries as the time at his disposal
will permit, of course the Paris Exposi
tion will not be omitted from the itinerary
of his journey. He will return to Savan
nah, if his expectations nt present enter
tained are realized, about the middle of
“Take Heed Will Surely Speed.**
Be sure to heed the first symptoms of
indigestion, nervousness and impure blood,
I and thus avoid chronic dyspepsia, nervous
I prostration and all the evils produced by
bad blood. Hood’s Sarsaparilla is your
safeguard. It quickly sets the stomach
right, strengthens and quiets the nerves,
purifies, enriches and vitalizes the blood
and keeps up the health tone.
All liver Ills are cured by Hood's Pills,
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, AUGUST U\ 1900.
THE SOUTHSIDE'S COMPLAINT.
ACTING MAYOR DIXON DISCUSSES
THE SITI \TION THERE.
The City Appreciates the Desire of
the Soathstders to Have n Model
Section nn<l In Anxious to Hrlp
Them in tlie Matter—How the Varie
gated Sidewalk* Came About.
Property Owners Kicked on Arti
ficial Stone Pavement by Ordi
nance and Then Adopted Them of
Their Own Accord—Poles a Nui
sance That Has to lie Put I p W ith
If Modern Conveniences Are De
sired, Says Air. Dixon.
Acting Mayor Dixon was in the chair at
the City F’xehanse yesterday and filled it
with becoming grace. The complaint of
the Southsiders that their section is not
receiving sufficient consideration from the
city was promptly brought to his atten
tion and as promptly answered.
“We appreciate the desire of the people
of the Southside to have a model section."
he said, “and deeire to help them in every
way we can. It is not the city's fault
that the sidewalks are not uniform in that
section. The Krouskoff ordinance, adopt
ed by the last Council, made the. construc
tion of artificial stone sidewalks within a *
certain time compulsory upon the property
owners there. There was such a tremendous
protest against this ordinance that it was 1
repealed. The pre.s nt Council adopted an
ordinance last winter, requiring property
owners in the southern section to pro
vide sidewalks on streets named in the
ordinance and giving them the option of
using any mateiial which would meet the
approval of the director of public works,
the ordinance providing that where the
work was left to be done hy the city that
brick, as the cheapest material, should
be us and. ’
“With the usual inconsistency of hu
man nature the very people who had so
strongly protested against heirg compell
ed to put down ar'iliclal stone sidewalks,
immediately pieceeded to >el ct this ma
teria), and the result is that n large par
of the sidewalks in the Bourhfide have
been laid in artificial stone. We encour
aged this mov. ment in every way we
could, keeping in close touch with
the contractor for this work and advising
him as to the streets to be taken up next.
Everything was done to encourage the
property owners to use artificial stone.
Some did not choose to do so, and all
the. city could do under the ordinance in
such cases was to go ahead and put down
“As to the gras*s growing up between
the bricks and forming ’whiskers’ this will
happen wherever the travel is light. This
can be prevented by putting cement be
tween the bricks. A grout foundation
was used in laying sidewalks around some
of the city property to keep down the
"As to poles,’’ sail the acting Mayor,
“I agree with the southslder quoted by
you that they are unsightly. There are a
great many poles in the southside, and
the fact that that section is as yet
but sparsely built up makes them
all the more conspicuous. The southsid
ers cannot expect, however, to have mod
ern improvements in the way of tele
phones and electric lights without some
of the objectionable features. The tele
phone companies have erected about 2,000
new poles during the last year, many of
them in the southside. By putting the
wires underground we have been able to
do away with a great many poles in the
northern section, but this decrease has
been fully made up by the increase else
where. 1 introduced an ordinance about
a year ago requiring all companies using
light currents to use the same poles where
possible tp do so. but the companies
raised so many objections that the ordi
nance was withdrawn.
* The plan of keeping Bull street as a
boulevard has been adhered to,” said Mr.
“For this reason no poles hove been al
lowed placed on that street for the last
year or two. Ahercorn street is probably
worse off in this respect than any other.
It is the main artery of all the pole lines,
including the street railway company. As
these companies will not use each other’s
poles the number of poles on that street
is excessive, but u ider present conditions
this cannot be helped. The effort is al
ways made to place poles where they will
be the least objectionable and the wishes
of the property owners are consulted in
these matters. Many changes of poles
have been made at the request of prop
Director of Public Works Gadsden, to
whom this matter was mentioned, said
that no company' is permitted to erect a
pole anywhere in the city without a per
mit from his office and the locations
are always made by some
one from the office. The rule is not to
allow any one company more than three
poles to the block and the effort is made
as far as possible to avoid "bunching”
the poles at any one p int.
HAYES ON TRIAL TO-DAY. ’
Slayer of Molnrnmn Ynrnadoe Will
Answer Before a Jury.
Thei case of the state against Seaborn
Hayes, charged with the murder of Mo
torman Lucius B. Varnadoc, will be call
ed in the Superior Court this morning.
The solicitor general stated yesterday that
he did not intend to try the case of Joe
l.lcyd, who, wl h James Bilge, Is indicted
jointly with the actual perpetrator of the
deed, at the same time.
Hayes will be represented by Mr. Rai
ford Falligant. It has bent stated, on the
authority of what was said and done by
those primarily Interested, ihat he would
be defended by Messrs. Twiggs & Oliver
and R. L. Colding. It appears, however,
that Hayes aid hB friends were net able
to pay the fees that these gentlemen de
manded for thdr ccnduct of a cas > so se
rious, and that, liter, fore they declined
lo serve in the capacity of his counsel.
It is probable that most, if not all. of
the morning session will bo consumed in
the sel c:ion of a jury. The case has
aroused a great deal of public indigna
tion *tnd has be n very much discussed.
Many of the jurors who are called, there
fore, will probably go off for cause.
Beyond a few remarks made hy the de
fendant at the time of his arrest and the
n.xt morning, before he was seen by Ills
counsel, he has never told hts story of
the homicide. It Is known that he liases
his justification upon the claim that the
motorman tired first, but btyond this lit
tle Is known of the line of his defense.
It will be intere = ting to watch Its devel
TO GET THE I H AHTER SOON,
Union Stfidon’M Olllcers AA 111 lie
Elected Afler It Cornell.
The term of advertisement of the ap
plication for the charter of the Savannah
Union Station, four weeks, expired yes
terday, and the affidavit of the business
manager of the Morning News that the
advertisement had been running for that
length of time, together with the adver
tisement. were sent on last night to the
Secretary of State in Atlanta The olll
clal will make his Investigations and It
la probable that the charter will be issued
within the next few days.
Soon ofter the Issuance of the charter
a meeting of the company will be held
for organization. It Is now known what
officers of the several railroads interested
in the union station will lie elected to fill
Ihe official positions in ih station com
H AN OFF AND LAUGHED.
Queer Behavior of Thou* \A ho Were
Shocked l>y Lightning.
Those who felt an electric shocjf on
Hutchison’s Island during the thunder
storm day before yesterday, when the
pile-driver war struck by lightning, re
counted the experience to their friends
yesterday. There was a psychological fea
ture of the affair that was strange to
them, and so it was to those to whom
they' told it.
“Well sir.”said one young man. “we saw
‘ no flash nor heard any report. In fact,
i none of us knew' a thing until we were-100
yards from thepile-driver. We w ere stand
-1 ing near it at the time it was struck,
but, speaking for myself, I did not re
i cover consciousness until I was Ihe dis
tance away' that I mentioned.
“The same impulse, that of escape,
seemed to seize upon us all simultaneously
, with the shock. We ran like the devil.
I It couldn’t have taken us long to cover
, tHat 100 yards, but even eleven or twelve
; seconds is a long while for a man to be
rushing* about without having the slight
j est control over his faculties. I was ab
solutely as insensible as if I had been
under the influence of chloroform. It was
t only' when some instinct seemed to as
sure me that I w’as safe that I stopped,
| though of any such assurance having
been transmitted to my brain I was as
j -ignorant as a babe.”
“Now that whole bunch seemed inspir
ed by a wish to stop at the same time.
Then what do you suppose we all did?
Why, stood there like fools and laughed
and laughed as if the funniest thing in the
world had happened. The best joke that
was ever cracked wasn’t in it with that
one we were laughing about’, though just
what it was we didn't known. It was the
craziest gang you ever saw, standing
there like idiots and giving a lightning
holt the merry ha-ha. Nobody knew what
had happened. The fluid just seemed to
get into our system and have much the
same effect as liquor does on some whom
you have seen get laughing drunk.”
The young man’s story* was repeated hy
those to whom he related it. It drew
counter stories of the strange pranks that
is sometimes play*ed by lightning. One
Savannah man saw it and went it a few
better, telling of an experience he had
once had over in Beaufort county. Ho
was driving with a darky, when a tree
along the road was struck just as they
were under it. The two did not recover
consciousness, the gentlemen declared, un
til they’ were ten miles beyond the place
where the lightning struck, the mule hav
ing continued on his journey as though
nothing had happened. No laughing was
Indulged in. however, on that occasion.
The condition of the mule was not stated,
either, though it is judged that the animal
did not allow its brain to indulge in any
FOR THE SHOOT AND TILT.
The Georgia Hussar* Are Ready to
Enter Teams for Both.
A meeting of the Georgia Hussars was
held last night at their armory, and it
was decided to enter a team in the an
nual rifle and carbine competition for the
Georgia troops that is to be held at the
Avondale range on Sept. 3 and 4. The
action of the Hussars will probably be
followed soon by the companies in the city
that have not yet positively decided to en
ter teams. It is confidently believed that
all the local commands will enter teams to
show their interest in an event that is to
be held in Savannah.
The Hussars are also desirous of enter
ing a team to compete in the tilting con
test that was advertised some time ago
to take place at the fair that is to be held
his fall in Atlanta. A prize of SI,OOO was
offered for the contest, but the manage
ment of the fair failed to discover very
much interest in the matter among the
cavalry troops in the state. For this
reason it was decided to withdraw the
This does not please the Hussars. They
determined that there could be sufficient
inerest aroused, and Capt. Henry McAl
pin was authorized to correspond with the
commanding officers of other troops in the
state to see if they would enter teams. It
is believed that the majority will do so,
in which event the success of the tilting
tournament would be assured. The fair
management would probably yield to so
licitation and again offer the prize if sat
isfactory assurance could be afforded that
there would he a sufficient number of
teams to make tho sport interesting.
WILL VISIT THE RANGE.
Irish Jasper Greens Will Have n Try
nl the Target*.
The Irish Jasper Greens will visit the
rifle range in a body this afternoon for
rifle practice. The command will assem
ble at the regimetnal armory at 4 o'clock
for the trip to the range, where the shoot
ing will be at all the ranges necessary for
qualification. Capt. P. F. Gleason is de
sirous that all of the enlisted men of the
company turn out for the shoot, as their
attendance will build up the figure of
merit in rifle practice.
Private VV. G. Philpot holds the com
pany medal as the best shot. He has held
it for two years, and if he is beaten to
day some splendid shooting wiil
probably have to be done. Lieut.
McCarthy is said to be likely
to give him a warm cotnest for the
honor. Cash prizes will also be awarded.
Upon the conclusion of the shooting the
company will retun to the armory, where
refreshments will be served.
MR. lIAKBEE ALSO HELPS.
Collects a Snug Sum at Isle of Hope
for Vnrnadoe'a Widow.
Mr. Alex N. Barbee, for twenty-three
years motorman on the Isle of Hope street
railway line, and a member of the firm
of Barbee & Bandy, circulated a sub
scription iist about Isle of Hope and on
his car yesterday In behalf of the widow
of the late Motorman Varnadoe, who was
shot by a negro while in the discharge
of his duty. Mr. Barbee succeeded in get
ting up $72 during the day, and by to
night he hopes to Increase the amount to
SIOO, when he will present it to Mrs. Var
nadoe in behalf of Che givers.
From all accounts the response to the
call for assistance for Mrs. Varnadoe has
met with success .and promises to amount
to considerable by the time the funds are
turned over to her. The circumstances of
the case have aroused much sympathy
among the general public.
CHARGED WITH SWINDLING.
Two White tlen From Emanuel
County Arrested Hut Gave Rond.
D. S. Oglesby and A. E. Oglesby of
Emanuel county, were arrested night be
fore last on a warrant charging them with
cheating and swindling. The warrant was
sworn out by T. S. W'yliy & Cos., who
claim that they advanced money some
time ago for which the men were to ship
a certain amount of lumber but that the
contract has not been kept by the de
The Og’.esbys assert on the other hand
that they did keep the contract, that the
lumber was shipped to Savannah as per
agreement, but that owing to the differ
ences In the Inspections at the place of
shipment and here a part of the lumber
was condemned and thrown out of the
shipment. They each gave a SJOO bond for
appearance at the next term of the Supe
EXCURSION CROWDS GONE.
MOST OF THE VISITOR’S HAVE RE
TURNED TO THEIR HOMES.
General Satisfaction AVitli Their Stay
in the City Expressed by All the
Visitor*—Time Limit of Some of
the Tickets I* Not Yet I p—The De
parture of the Majority of the Ex
cursionist* Relieved the Conges
tion nt the Hotels—Only One Mis
hap, That of a Young Lady Falling
Into the River, Occurred, Though
There Were 4,000 Visitors.
The excursionists who had been so thor
oughly in evidence in Savannah for two
days began to make their departure yes
terday morning, and last night the major
ity had left for their homes. AH were well
pleased with their stay in the city, and it
was with regret that they left. When
ever excursions at so cheap rates es those
which prevailed over the three
lines that ran them are advertised it is
probable that the visitors who were here
during the last few days will take ad
vantage of the opportunity to renew their
acquaintance with Savannah.
The limit of the Plant System excursion
tickets was up yesterday afternoon, and
about all of thetn have left. No special
train for the return was run, the visitors
being at liberty to take any of the regu
lar trains. The same rule applied to the
excursionists who came by the Central
and the Georgia and Alabama. The limit
upon the tickets held over the last two
linos has not expired, though most of the
visitors have gone.
Relieved of congestion by the departure
of most of the excursionists, the hotels
have reverted to their usual condition of
summer quiet. All were filled for two
days, not even a bed being left for the
weary and worn who presented them
selves late at night after their long rides
from home. It was a run of business that
was appreciated, as it came at a time
when there is not very much doing for
Passenger agents of the railroads that
brought in the excursionists estimate the
crowd that was here at about 4,000. It is
regarded as fortunate that, with so many
strangers in the city, there were no ac
cidents or disasters. The nearest ap
proach to one W’as the fall of a young wo
man into the river yesterday morning.
She fell from the Seaboard Air Line dock,
striking the water between the wharf and
a lighter. She was- in imminent danger,
as was the young man who jumped to
her rescue. The two, as they sxruggled
in the water, were seen by Capt. Eddie
Paine of the tug Regis, who chanced to
Capt. Paine sprang to . the aid of the
immersed couple, shoving them a ladder.
Holding the young woman upon his arm,
the man climbed up and regained the
wharf. H s position w’ith her in the water
had been most precarious. Between the
lighter and the wharf there was but scant
room, and it was strange that he man
aged to save his companion. Few were
about the wharf at the time. 7 o’clock in
the morning, and her scream as she fell
from ihe outer plank along which she
tripped was the first intimation that oth
ers than the young man who accompan
ied her had that the young woman had
One of the office rooms at the wharf was
turned over to the young woman after her
rescue. Someone w r ent for a new’ supply
of clothes for her. and she was soon none
the worse for her mishap. The young man
who plunged in after her and Capt. Paine
were warmly commended for their
Before their departure many of the ex
cursionists found opportunity to visit the
merchants. Considerable shopping was
done. As there were many whose trains
left about noon or in the afternoon, the
forencon was the busiest part of the day
with the merchants. They had a good run
It is difficult to calculate just what ben
efits accrueto ihe business of theeitywhen
such crowds of excursionists appear. They
are considerable, as all the merchants are
ready to admit. The trade resulting for
any one merchant may not be large, but
ihe aggregate is, and the effect is a de
cided awakening and improvement. The
merchants are glad when the railroads
run such excursions and would be pleased
to have them bring in their crowds more
CLAIMS HE WAS ROBBED.
White Alan Found on the Street AAltli
a Bloody Head.
A white man, very drunk and very
bloody, was discovered yesterday morn
ing shortly after 2 o’clock at Harris and
East Broad streets by Patrolman Mose
Davis. The man had five cuts on the
head, w'hich were bleeding freely, and
his appearance 4n consequence was such
that the officer thought him a better sub
ject for the hospital than the barracks,
and summoning the ambulance, sent him
to the Savannah Hospital.
The man gave the name of Orin Bell
and said that he lived at Monteith. Re
garding his condition he told more than
one story. At first he said that he had
been in a house a short distance on Har
ris street from where he was found, and
that he had been robbed of his pistol,
money and railroad ticket, and then put
out of the place. He said, however, that
he could not identify the house.
Another story that he told the police
man was to the effect that on his way
lo the city he had met two other excur
sionists, whom he thought were from (he
country, and that with them he had wan
dered about the city, taking in besides
ihe sights a large quantity ot liquor. He
went to sleep, where he was found by the
policeman, and was awakened by his com
panions, one of whom covered him with
a pistol while the other heat him on the
head with a club. They had already
robbed him when the attack took place.
All that he knows about his assailants
is that the name of the one that held
the pistol Is Thompson.
Bell stayed at the hospital until about
8 o'clock. Later he called at the bar
racks and made a report of the affair,
but even then he didn’t tell a very lucid
story. No arrests have been made.
(T’RSKD, THEX FIRED TO IvIM,.
Suspended Flremnn (inea nn n ■lain
Mike Drury, a suspended member of the
fire department, was arrested about mid
night last night at the request of Laura
McCleland, who charges him. with cursing
and abusing her, and also with having
shot at her. The arrest yas made by
Patrolman J. T. Williams.
Drury is a member of Knglne Company
No. 4, but was suspended from duty yes
terday afternoon on account of disorderly
I'or forty years Cook’s Imperial Extra
Dry Champagne has stood the test for
purity and its delicious bouquet.—ad.
Via Central of Georgia Hullsrny,
- August 22, If Win.
Lookout Mountain,Tenn., and return.sll
Monteaglc. Tenn., and return ~ 12.51
Sewanee, Tenn., and return 12.40
Relative low rates to all summer re
sorts In North and South Carolina. Tick
ets on sale Aug. 22, good to return on
any regular train prior to Sept. 3, 1800.
For further Information, rates, tickets,
sleeping car reservations, etc., apply at
ticket office, 107 Bull street, and Central I
SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE "TECH.”
Mr. Aaron French’* Gif# of SSOO to
Be Completed for September 20.
This opportunity is before the young
men not only of Georgia, but other states.
The enviable position which the School of
Technology has taken among the best
technical schools of the country and the
present great industrial advance of the
South, make the above a prize worthy of
the best efforts of all young men eligible
for the competition. The school offers
degrees in mechanical, electrical, civil
and textile engineering, and its equipment
of there departments is unsurpassed. Its
reputation has been made on thorough
ness of instruction of its graduates. Grad
uates of literary colleges are urged to ex
amine the special course offered. A couiae
at the school is a necessity to any man.
no matter what profession he may intend
to follow. Full particulars and illustrat
ed catalogues tnay be had by addressing
Lyman Hall, president, Atlanta, Ga.—ad.
Mountain Excursion via Plant Sys
For trains leaving Savannah Aug. 22,
the Plant System will sell round trip
tickets to Lookout mounta n, Tcnn., $11:60;
Monteagle, Tenn., $12.50; 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 Scto Hotel, 'phenes 73.—ad.
Annual Mountain Excursion via
Very low rates to principal North Car
olina reserts. Special train, luxurious day
coaches will leave Plant System station
7:00 a. m. railread lime, Aug. 22nd, tick
ets limited Sept. 3rd. geo 1 returning cn
regular trains. Jas. Freeman, city pas
senger and ticket agent, 141 Bull street.
A Fever-Stricken 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 those who have Ixen
in the tropics as soldiers can comprehend
the horrors of a fever-stricken camp,
miles and mi’es 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.
Annnnf Mountain Excursion via
Very low’ rates to principal North Car
olina reserts. Special train, luxurious day
coaches will leave Plant System station
7:00 a. m. railroad tim*, Aug. 2?ni, tick
ets limited S pt. 3rd, good returning on
regular trains Ja\ Freeman, city pas
senger and ti ktt 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 Mountain*.
In the nick of time.
Just when you- are yawning and feeling
tired out and broken dow’n, a bottle of
Graybeard IS better than a trip to the
Are you constipated? Take Graybeard j
pills. Little treasures—2sc the box. Res- i
pess 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 anti Return SI.OO via
the riant System, Sunday.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday i
excursions, the Plant System are selling l
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on !
Sundays only, at rate of SI.OO for the j
round crip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. m. and
5:20 a. m.—ad.
The riant System excursion train to
Charleston leaves Savannah at 6:20 a. m.
Sundays; tickets ere sold at one dollar for
ihe round trip.—ad.
A Receiving Toller,
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.
Respess Drug Cos., Proprietors.—ad.
A Delicious Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer is an elegant cigar
and is truly a delightful enjoyment to
inhale the fumes of this fine tobacco; it
is evhilarating and delicious.
See that the name of Herbert Spencer
is on every wrapper of every cigar, with
out which none are gehuine.
The Herbert Spencer cigars are only
sold by the box of 50. Conchas at $3.50, and
Perfectos, $4.50 ai Lippman 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 & Cos., of New
The Russet Cider and the Crab Apple
Cider are very good. Lippman Bros., cor
ner Congress and Barnard streets, Sa
Animal Mountain Excursion vin
Very low rates to principal North Car
olina resorts. Special train, luxurious day
coaches will leave Plant System station
7:CO a m. railroad time. Aug. 22nd, tick
ets limited Sept. 3rd, good returning on
regular trains. Jas. Freeman, city pas--
songer and ticket agent, 141 Bull g reet.
Sunday Trips to Ilrnnsndck vln Plant
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
lo date of sale, at rate of Jl.oo. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 5:20 a. m —ad.
Scotch nnd Irish Whiskies.
The finest Imported from Scotland and
Ireland are to be bad from Lippman
Brothers. They are imported by that firm
In bottles from tne distilleries in Scotland
and Ireland. And if you want the cele
brated Ola Highland Scotch whiskey or
the Wheeler Irish whiskey, call on Lipp
mau Brothers for It.
This firm has decided to sell all Imported
wines and liquors si retail, which we think
la quite an acquisition for our Savannah
Lippman Brothers have something espe
cially nice from Scotland called Cherry
whiskey, imported from Rutherford of
Leith, Scotland, and we are safe In saying
nothing like this has ever been imported
in these parts before. It has the most
delightful cherry flavor, and the whiskey
Is not of the strongest type.—ad. 1
25 ° 0 Reduction
Complete line of
Lap Sheets, Fly
Nets,Ear Nets and
Congress and WhitaKer Sts,
S.. T. 51. Of HOPf fl'Y AND 0. g S. R’Y
SI HbUl Lt
For Isle of Hope, Montgomery, Thunder
bolt, Cattle Park and West End.
Hally except Sundays. Subject to chans,
ISLE OF HOPE, ~~
E'l ty for ot H -l Lv - Isle ot Hop*
6 30 am from Tenih | 6 utTanTlior Bolton"
730 am from Tenth | 600 am for Tenth
830 am from Tenth | 7 00 am for Tenth
9 15 am from Bolton ] 8 00 am for Tenth
10 30 am from Tenth jlO 00 am for Tenth
12 00 n n from Tenth |ll 00 am for Bolton
1 15 pm from Bolton |ll 30 am for Tenth
230 pm from Tenih [ 200 pm for Tenth
330 pm from Tenth | 2 40 pm for Bolton
430 pm from Tenth 300 pm for Tenth
530 pm from Tenth 400 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth BCO pm for Tenth
730 pm from Tenth j 700 pm for Tenth
830 pm from Tenth | 800 pm for Tenth
9 30 pm from Tenth | 900 pm for Tenth
10 30 pm from Tenth |lO 00 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Mong'ry.f Lv7 Montgomery:
830 am from Tenth |7 15 am for Tenth"
2 30 pm from Tenth I 1 15 pm for Tenth
6 30 pm from Tenth | 600 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Cat. Park:" Lv. Cattle Park. '
6 30 am from Bolton | 700 am for Bolton
7 30 am from Bolton j 8 00 am for Bolton
1 00 pm from Bolton | 1 30 pm for Bolton
2 30 pm from Bolton | 3 00 pm for Bolton
7 00 pm from Bolton j 7 30 pm for Bolton
S 00 pm from Bolton | 8 30 pm for Bolton
Car leaves Bolton street junction 5:30
a. m. and every thirty minutes thereafter
until 11:30 p. m.
Car leaves Thunderbolt at 6:00 a. m. and
every thirty minutes thereafter until
12:00 midnight, for Bolton street junc
FREIGHT AND PARCEL CAR "
This car carries trailer for passenger,
on all trips and leaves west side of city
market for Isle of Hope, Thunderbolt
and all intermediate points at 9:00 a. m..
1:00 p. m., 5:00 p. m.
Leaves Isle of Hope for Thunderbolt,
City Market and all intermediate point,
at 6:00 a. m., 11:00 a. m., 2:40 p. m.
WEST END CAII.
Car leaves west side of city market for
West End 6:00 a. m. and every 40 minute,
thereafter during the day until 11:30 p. m.
Leaves West End at 6:20 a. m. and ev
ery 40 minutes thereafter during the day
until 12:00 o’clock midnight.
H. M. LOFTON. Gen. MgT.
i? 5 Gonoress si. fti.
We handle the Yale
& Towne Manufactur
ing Company’s line of
See these goods and
get prices before plac
ing your order else
A CAR LOAD OF
[MI tOKLL'S SIS,
11.1 Ilrongton Street, West.
TEXAS BED R. P.
HAIT, GRAIN, FEED, FLOUR, ETC.
Vegetable* and Produce.
New Crop B. E. and Cow Pea*.
W. D. SIMKINS & CO.
SCHOOLS AMU t OLI.UGKS.
For doung Lames, Washington. W-llkea
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
BETHEL MILITARY ACADEMY.
Bethel Academy, Va. In historic Northern
Virginia. Best references almost anywhere
in the Union. Thirty-third season begins
Sept. 21st. Illustrated catalogue. Col. R. A.
Neah CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA.
Forbovw. Fully equipped. Send for catalogue
JOHN* H. SAMPSON, A M.. Principal
M Morphine and Whiskey hab
its treated without pair or
confinement. Cure guaran
teed or no pay. B H. VEAL,
Man gr Lithia Springs San
itarium. Box 8. Austell, Ga.