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FAMOUS DODGE LAND SUITS.
EXAMINER TALI.BY H AS BEEN TAK
Will Report <o .Indue Speer and the
IJtißntion May Soon He Honiul Ip.
Titlen to Half a Million lore* of
Land iu DUpnte—Till* the Liti
gation That Caused So Many
HomlcldeN in Dodge fonnly.
Dublin, Ga., Aug. lg.-Spccial Kxamincr
J. N. Talley, who has been in Dublin
since Monday taking testimony in the last
batch of 225 oases filed by Norman W.
Dodge in his celebrated “Bill of Peace”
suit against various and sundry citizens
of Lowndes. Dodge, Montgomery and Tel
fair counties, yesterday adjourned the
hearing until next Wednesday. The or
iginal number of suits filed was 400, but
175 have been compromised, leaving 225 yet
When Examiner Talley finishes his work
end makes his final report to Judge Speer
U is believed that this litigation, which
has extended over many years and cost
a number of lives, will come to an end.
A number of years ago William E.
Dodge of New York purchased large tracts
of timber lands in this state. He erected
large sawmills and extensively engaged
In the lumber business. His headquarters
were at Eastman, nnd through his efforts
anew county was formed and rained
Dodge. From the first trouble was had
over the lands bought by Dodge. Almost
©very lot was claimed by other parties.
In a number of instances a compromise
was effected, Dodge taking the timber
and the other claimant the land.
Most of the rases, however,
were hotly contested. For twenty
years past it is highly probable that
Dodge was either tho plain lift or defend
ant in most of the civil cases tried by
the courts in Dodge, Telfair, Montgomery
and Laurens counties. 0
A few years ago Mr. Dodge died, his
eon, Norman W. Dodge of New York,
coming into possession of the property.
At this time the person giving the most
trouble was Luther A. Hall, a shrewd but
conscienceless lawyer, w ho lived at East
man. Hall at some time previous had
charge of Dodge's legal affairs, and,
therefore, knew the weak points in his
claims. After leaving Dodge’s employ lie
began the manufacture of land titles, and
was very successful in having his claims
passed upon favorably in the state courts
as against Dodge. Norman Dodge car
ried the matter to the federal courts, and
secured a restraining order, preventing
Hall from interfering with the lands. Hall
disregarded this injunction, and was sent
to the Chatham county jail for three
months by Judge Speer for contempt. He
was released from jail but a few’ days
before the case against him was to be
finally disposed of.
Just n day or two before court Capt.
John C. Forsyth, the main witness
against Hall, was murdered at his home,
at Normandale. Suspicion poin4ed to
Hall as the instigator, and he was arrest
ed and tried for conspiracy. Along with
half a dozen or more others he was con
victed and sentenced to the Ohio
penitentiary for. life. where he
died a year or two ago.
On the morning after the assassination
of Capt. Forsyth. Andrew J. Reneau,
who was supposed to have . hand in the
murder, u.s killed by the posse that was
endeavoring to track the murderer. Later
Lucius L. Williams, who was wanted far
refusing to obey the mandates of Judge
Speer’s court, was killed while resisting
Several other homicides can be traced
to the Dodge litigation directly or indi
rectly. In eomc instances it Is highly
probable that the real owner of the land
is not Dodge, but there is no doubt but
that his eloim to most of it is just.
Examiner Talley conducts his court
very informally. He uses one of the
rooms on the lower floors of the Court
House, and n casual observer would not
dream that the titles to more than hnlf
a million acres of Innd were being passed
upon in the room, so quietly is the inves
tigation being held.
The hearing In the several counties will
probably continue several weeks longer,
and then the last chapter of the bloodiest
civil suit ever filed In Georgia will be
REV. PICKETT LEADS THEM.
He Henris One of Two XVnrring Fac
tions of n Cong relation.
Atlanta. Aug. IS.—Rev. Taddous Pick
ett, whose chief claim to fame lies in
the fact that he twice ran for Congress
against Allen D. ’Candler, now Governor
of Georgia, being defeated on both occa
sions, has come to the front within the
paat few days, acting in the capacity
of a sort of a human wedge with which
the congregation of the Fifth Baptist
Church is bring split wide open.
The trouble arose over anew church
building, a part of the congregation de*
firing to move the location, and another
faction wanting to retain the old building
at the corner of Bell and Gilmer streets.
Rev. J. C. Solomon, pastor of the church.
Is In command of the forces that wanted
to move, while Rev. Pickett, who just
recently caine to Atlanta from Carters
ville. Is leading the opposition.
The old church has >een sold to ne
groes, but an injunction suit by the other
faction hold up the male. This feature
o* the epiit is pending in court. The fac
tion in favor of retaining the old church
held a meeting last night in the basement
of the church. Rev. Thed Pickett con
ducted the services, assisted by Rev. Mr.
This morning a committee from the
tabernacle faction went to the church and
literally closed It up by placing padlock's
on the door. Mr. l' A. Pittman, Mr.
Carson and Mr. Hatsfieid, deacons, were
in the party. They claim the Rev. Mr.
Pickett end his followers in the church
have no right to enter the building since
It ha© been sold by the church.
Pickett and his followers now threaten
to break the locks to-morrow and hold
•ervices, as they claim they have a right
to do. any way.
GOVERNOR WAS ADVISED.
That There Waa No Farther N'eeil
for Troop* in Liberty City.
Atlanta, Aug. 18.—Gov. Candler received
a telegram from Sheriff Brewer of Lib
erty county to-night, saying that the tie
(groes in that locality, who had been giv
ing considerable trouble during the last
few days, had dispersed, and that there
was no longer an Jr tired of the Liberty
Outtrde. a cavalry troop called out yes
terday. as all trouble had apparently
The citizens, who had armed themselves,
have returned to their homes and order
las been restored. Some further arrests
Mtay yet be made.
—“Why do you consider him to be an
artistic liar? Did you ever catch him in
• lie?” “No; but appearances are againM
him.” “How so?” *1 know that he lived
for two or three years at Shanghai.”—
‘There are so many barks on the s* a.”
remarked the girl who was leaning over
rail. “Perhaps they com* from the
iy*ean greyhounds,” ventured her tall com
panion. -Philadelphia Record.
44 A Miss is As
Good as a Mile. ,f
If you are not entirety well. you are itl.
Illness does not mean death's door. It is
a sense of •weariness, a " tired feeling,” a
life filled with nameless pains and suffer
ing. In Wc of cases the blood is to blame.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is Nature’s corrective
for disorders of the blood. Remember
MULLER-PEAROE.—Married, at Bish
op’s residence, Saturday morning, Aug. 18,
by Rev. Father Kennedy, Mary M. Pearce
of Savannah and John L. Muller of San
ither’s farm. Boy
street extension. Aug. 18, f\ E. G. Fell,
Jr. Funeral this (Sunday) afternoon at 6
o'clock at farm. Charleston papers please
FOLDING.— Relatives, friends and ac
qu.iinronces of Mrs. C. B. Colding and
Dr. nnd Mrs. R L. Weed, are respectfully
invited to attend' the. funeral of Irma
Blanchard, daughter of the former, from
No. 212 Liberty street, west, this after
noon, at 4 o’clock.
DAVIS—The relatives and friends of
Mr. and* Mr*. Jaynes W. Davis are re
spectfully invited to attend th© funeral of
their youngest son. Roland, at 4:30 o’clock
this afternoon from residence, 416 Bryan
ELMORE.—The friends and acquaint
ance* of Mrs. Jane Elmore, F. M. Oohtjn
and Helen Elmore are respectfully invited
to attend the funeral of the latter from
the First Congregational Church this
(Sunday) afternoon at 5 o’clock.
New Orleans and Boston papers please
ROBERT'S—The friends and acquaint
ances of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. L. Roberta
are invi-ted to attend the funeral of their
infant son, Russell Hewitt, from residence
403 Bolton street, east, at 6 o’clock this
(Sunday) afternoon. Interment in Laurel
NOTICE TO CITY COURT JURORS.
The petit jyrore not engaged in the trial
of the case of Elizabeth Evans vs. Savan
nah, Florida and Western Railway Com
pany need not appear until Tuesday. Aug.
21st, 1900, at 10 a. m. By order of the Hon.
Thomas M. Norwood, Judge,
WARING IUTSSELL, JR.,
Clerk C. C. 9.
AROUND THE HORN.
# Steamer leaves foot of Whitaker street
SUNDAY, at 3.30 p. m., passing Thunder
bolt and Warsaw Sound.
This will be a lovely trip.
GEORGE U. BEACH.
. * —— |
l 3 ce I S !
- I r : MEAD. - ;j~ ,
OVE COnNEH LEFT.
All of the corner® from Third to Seventh
streets on Barnard. Inclusive, have been
sold to parties who will build handsome
homes upon them.
1 have only one corner, 6econd and Bar
nard, unsold. This !s 30 (or 60 feet) by 117,
with a lane in the rear.
There are yet some very choice Inside
lots unsold, all having lanes in the rear,
with the new system of house drainage
sewers and water mains.
Some very (lne corners on Jefferson, from
Second to Sixth, are unsold. These are
thirty-five and a half feet front, with
depths 112, 117 and 122 feet. .
VVe are keeping up (lie reputation of this
as tho choice residential locality of the
southern section. One price only is ask
ed, nothing added, except interest, if
cash is not paid.
Having superior facilities, assistance can
be rendered to those who want to bul'.d at
once. C. H. DORSETT.
A OR EAT INDUCEMENT.
The Hotel Tybee offers to the public for
the balance of the season, effective Mon
day. Aug. 20, a rate of 15 cents for use of
bathing suit, towels and bath house, and
children 10c. There will also be grand
prizes offered for the most graceful and
longest dancer Tuesday and Thursday
nights. There will also be prizes offered
to children guessing the largest number
on Pavilion Wednesday and Friday after
noons. Bring your baskets and the little
ones to Tybee and have a good time.
CHAS. F. GRAHAM, Prop.
TUB FAWH S S\A FRANCISCO
IHnuern up to the ataudarri of Hie
r HUlnr ."<• men Is. Our price only
lr*e. Hi'Kiilur boarilerM meal tii*kel
,IOK C’HAXC i, Proprietor,
114 Drayton Mtroet.
liii. WAY TO CILIA lAltrus.
The only way tc gef your carpets prop.
erl> taken up. cleaned and taken cam of
for the siiminer *s to tum lha Job over to
the District Messenger and Delivery Cos.,
telephone 2. or call at 32 Montgomery
street, and they will make you en esti
mate or. the coet of the work Prlcaa
reasonable They also pack, trora and
•tor# furniture end piinoa.
C. a MLDDOCK* Bupt and Mu.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. AUGUST 10, 1900.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Having recently purchased the business
of the Savannah Electrical Company, at
40 Drayton street, we are better than ever
prer-ared to execute all orders promptly
and satisfactorily. Our repair shop Is
complete with up-to-date machinery and
skilled labor, which enables us to do your
repair work at reduced prices.
Thanking our friends and the public for
past patronage, and asking for a contin
uance of came, we are,
Yours to command,
ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY,
JOSEPH S. WALKER,
JAMES A. LARKIN, *
Georgia and Bell Phones 62.
Georgia and Bell Phones 643.
No. 40 DRAYTON STREET, and No. 112
THIS MAY BE WHAT YOU INKED.
The ftrentent known remedy for
all forma of Indigestion and n sure
cure for Diarrhoea 1* bloat's Vege
Call at lift Whitaker afreet and
get a sample bottle. Come early,
as we will give away a limited num
ber on Monday to parties suffering
from Indigestion or Diarrhoea.
BLOAT BROS. CO.
HEAT CH ASERS.
Try the combination—a comfortable
seat, electric fans and a delicious
COMDA'S 601)4 AND SHERBETS
are Justly popular; they are cor
rectly served and the best made.
TRY OUR NEAPOLITAN
For Sunday delivery leave your or
ders early in the week.
CONIDA’S ICE CREAM PALACE.
The best Cream and Sherbets to
Send In your dinner order.
WHITAKER AND LIBERTY.
ESPECIAL INDUCEMENTS AT 414 UK
I offer to the public for fifteen days in
high grade work, two fine extension top
Carriages, 3 open Carriages, 6 Phaetons, 5
Runabouts, 2 Pneumatic Runabouts, 4
Handsome Traps, 20 Open and Top Spring
Delivery Wagons at factory cost, with
freight added. This is no humbug. Call
and examine for yourself and you wLI
make no mistake.' A full and complete
line of Harness at cost.
Mark Apple Carriage Repository, 320
Broughton street, wesi, use only the Kelly
Springfield Rubber Tire, the best on the
market. Phone 778.
■ AVANNAH FOUNDRY AND MACHINE
Builders of Marine and Stationery Boilers,
will furnish estimates on new work in
competition with Northern end Western
Repair work on Engines and Boilers
We have a surplus stock of electrical
supplies, amounting to more than five
thousand dollars,which must be disposed
of. Let us estimate on anything you re
quire In the electrical line, and you will
save 50 per cent.
ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO ,
Stores, 40 and 112 Drayton Streets.
'Phones: Both Georgia and Bell, 62 and
M 4 I.T
Family orders supplied gl.iifl per
cnee two dozen pints. Delivery
prompt. < . 11. MO43KUB,
Telephone, Bell >o. SST.
Hull nnd Jefferson.
Best and Largest
3 for 5c smoke in the world.
INSIST ON HAVING
CLOTH TOP CIGARROS.
You will find them on sale everywhere.
WE WASH TO PERFECTION
0... .TOT Bull Slr.K. 'Phone TOO.
NOT A PROPOSITION,
BUT AN ESTABLISHED FACT.
J. PINKUSSOHN & CO., 39 Bull St, cor. Congress st. lane.
BONDY & I.EDERER, Hakers, New York.
Makes Soda Water at home.
Films. Photo. Supplies, Craphophones
and Developing, Robin- sold and repaired.
, EYEGLASSES and SPECTACLES,
son s Bath Cabinets. JIOO that othc „ charge J 250
If you have RHEUMATISM be sure and get a bottle of,
FRANK’S RHEUMATISM CURE. It never fails. Price #1.50
bottle. When cured you remain cured.
LIVINGSTON’S TWO PHARMACIES.
Bull and Congress. Branch 309 Bull Street.
PHONE 293. BOTH PHONES. PHONE 382. i
Dinner 6 to 9, Sunday. Aug. 19.
Diamond Back Terrapin.
Eillets of Bass au Court Bouillon.
Potatoes ala Parisienne.
Sliced Tomatoes, with French Dressing.
Chow Chow. Mixed Pickles, Queen Olives.
Ribs of Baltimore Beef nu jus.
Stuffed Loin of Vea!, Tomato Sauce.
Scrambled Brains on toast with fine herbs
Spanish Fritters, Rum Sauce.
Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus ala Cream.
Rice, Stewed Tomatoes, Candied Yams.
PASTRY AND DESSERT.
Pear Pie, Assor'e.l Cakes, Fruits.
LEVAN'S CAFE AND RESTAURANT,
111 Congress street, west.
HY4VS BUSINESS COLLEGE,
Rooms 27 and 29 Provident Building.
DAY AND NIGHT SESSIONS.
SUMMER SESSION NOW IN PRO
Stenography (Munson, Graham or Pit
man!, typewriting, bookkeeping, English
branches, penmanship. Short thorough
practical courses. Latest and best meth
ods. Students prepared directly for busi
ness. Our graduates always give satis
faction. Take advantage of our summer
session; enter now and fit yourself for a
position. Special night session for those
who are employed during the day.
Send for catalogue.
M. E. RYAN, Principal.
~l\ N igiit’n'pii ahm AC'Y,
OPEN ALL NIGHT.
Beef, Wine and Iron 75c
Roach Salt (guaranteed) 10c
K. H. C M.OO
Talcum Powder, borated 5c
Palmer’s Toilet Waters 50c
Empty Capsules, luo for 6v
T. P. Dyspepsia Tab ots Free
Imported Castile Soap 50 *
Insect Powder, P. D. & Cos 40c
Trusses 50c to LCO
Syringe*, Fount <ln 75c lo 18.00
Thermometer (Fever) 50c to 12.00
We lead In everything In our line.
Ua. Phone 533. Bell ritone 639.
is the verdict of our satisfied and exten
sive line of customers. We always carry
the largest and most complete stock in
VEHICLES and HARNESS in the state
of Georgia, and when in need examine
our line. You will be surprised at the
extent, and at the close prices we offer.
COHEN-KUL.UAN CARRIAGE AND
Broughton and West Broad Streets.
Oil! TINNERS C-AN
Do pretty nearly everything in the way of
repair work. They have not tried to re
pair watches or mend broken hearts, but
they have done everything else we can
aa. R. L. CLANCY
rtSp. 113 Whitaker St. OTk&ttJ&a
■— “ Both Phones 1131
"SPEAKING OF ELLEN"
or mny other woman of koocl tnute,
would le ilulluhictl to receive
out* of tlione beautiful Art l.arapit, or
n novelty In Sterling Oliver, or 11
pretty t lock, a* a birtli<la> or other
nunfierinr) present. Will you not
make her happy t t onic and nee
how reasonable they arc.
Hunter & Van Keuren,
Jfweler*. 143 Bull street.
STORE FOR KENT.
The large Rouble stores corner Slate.
President and Whitaker stieets, known as
the Whitfield building. Can be renled in
whole or In part from Oct. 1. Apply
W. M. & W. E. CONEY.
To be comfortable this hot weather the
* feet should be kept as cool as possible.
The wise thing is to put the feet into our
cooling Oxford Ties . . .
Great Reductions in Oxford Ties.
In Black Kid we have a great variety from
SLSO to $3.00 per pair, which formerly
were much higher. Among these you can
not help hot find the style you prefer.
Our goods are the best; all our prices are
Will Please You.
SAVANNAH STEAM LAUNDRY
II Congress Street, West, Phone 383.
#A Ten-Dollars Spent
You Will Make Your Home an Attractive One
and Give It ah Air of Refinement.
We employ nothing but expert workmen that will not botch your work as others
do. Our stock of Moulding Is ten times larger than that of any of our competitors,
and our prices are the lowest known.
105 TO 107 CONGRESS STREET, W EST.
= ~ ~~~ THE ONLY
Exclusive Family Liquor Store
IN THE CITY. TRY OUR FAMOUS
Pure Rye Whiskey.
Full Quarts, $1; four bottles, containing full Gallon, $3.50.
BELSINGER &CO SoleFropriet - O H A^ ,,,t * kerSlr -‘
ULLOIII ULII Ul UUlf FULL LINE OF CLARET WINES.
WHY IS IT
That so many dealers are saying they have Coffee "just as good as”
There must be some reason. If you do not know, ask your neightjor. Or, j
better still, get a can of the "real and only" Waldorf-Astoria and sea for
Phones SS4 MUNSTER ? S Ouffy and Drayton.
is a good time to have your watches
put in condition. We are better pre
pared than ever for this work. Re
peater*. Chronographs and ordinary
watches of the finer grades put in
condition now, can be splendidly
regulated. We give proper attention
to the cheaper grade of watches,
producing the best results possible.
Look into it and avoid the busier
Daily Production 30 Pairs.
To keep our plant
moving we reduced
prices on all grades.
Come and see how we
I t I Broughton. East.
Residence 118 Gaston
All conveniences. Can be
rented from Ist August.
CHATHAM REAL ESTATE AND IM
14 Bryan Street, East.
43 Bull Street.
We have a pretty line of Solid Gold
Cuff Buttons in plain, chased, amethyst,
or with diamonds.
As pearls are now all the rage we have
pretty Scarf Pins and Pearl Jewelry of
all sorte. specially Brooches.
A. L. DEBBOUILLONB,
43 Bull street.
To Iteier Piste.
For sale, a Forsatth Newspaper Folder;
will (old sheet Zlxfe. It la In good order.
Price *IOO. It coat originally $l,lOO, but
we have no use (or It and want the room
It will be an Invaluable adjunct to an
Picture frames made to
order. Best work. Lowest
prices. Gkeene & Cos.,
WE BIY AID SKI.I. HML ESTATE,
Negotiate loan, on same at 5 per cent,
and collect rents, Represent The Travel
ers’ Insurance Cos., accident and liability
departments. Represent the New York
Underwriters Fire Ins. agency. Represent
the Greenwich Fire Ins. Cos, Represent
the Phoenix Mutual Life Ins. Cos. All busi
ness entrusted to us will be appreciated,
and will receive prompt and careful at
tention. No. 27 Bay street, east. Tele
phone 348 W. C. FRIPP * CO.