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IS A MEANS OF PROTECTION.
PORT ROY AL \ AVAI, STATION A NE
CEMITY TO SAV AIV .VAII.
Aj a IS'avfll Rniie in Time of XX nr It
Uoold Be of Imn r n*e \ulue nl
YX’ou Id Furul*J Protection to Both
Cluiiicston nn<i Savnnnah— Mujor
Mycm to Ai*p<**f Committee Sioon
to Take Thlat Matter In Hand and
AUo TJuit of Deeper Water for Sa
Mayor Myers will take steps at an early
date to arrange for a large committee of
citizens to take in hand Savannah’s in
terests in the Pori Royal Naval Station
and in securing an appropriation from
Oorgre?*s for the purpose of deepening the
channel of the river from Sa\annah to the
sea to a depth of twenty-eight to thirty
“These matters must have prompt and
careful attention from business men who
can give some me to the city's interests.”
said the Mayor. “Those who have had
experience in these matters in the past
are to be preferred, of course, but there
aer others who can do good work. We
can’t get favors of this kind from govern
ment without agitating for them and en
listing the sympathy of our friends in all
quarters. A good deal can be accom
plished by the circulation of properly
voided literature. We found this very
effective in our campaign for the big ap
propriation of 3802.”
An argument in favor of the retention
of the naval station at Port Royal whlc*h
takes a somewhat different ground as to
the reasons why Savannah should oppose
the removal of the star ion, which was
brought to the attention of the Mayor re
cently. struck him very forcibly. The
idea is that it is not simply for the com
mercial benefit to be derived by Savan
nah by the retention of the station at
Port Royal that causes her to oppose its
removal to Charleston. The question of
protection from foreign foes in case of
war is an important one which seems to
have been overlooked in the discussion
With the naval station at Port Royal,
that point would naturally become the
naval base of fleets operating on the South
Atlantic coast. Port Royal being located
midway between Savannah and Charles
ton fleets stationed there would afford
protection to both ports without difficulty.
With the naval station removed to
Charleston that point would naturally be
come the naval base in time of war. and
Savannah, with her large and growing
commerce, would be left without protec
“The commerce of Savannah is now*
enormous. and is steadily and constantly
growing,’’ said the gentleman who ad
vanced the argument, “and the city and
its environments should be amply pro
tected. The station remaining where it
is affords a base for naval shipping and
supplies and would give protection to
both Charleston and Savannah, being
equally distant from the two ports. Re
move the station to Charleston, where
trade and traffic* is lessening every year,
and Savannah, where the contrary 4s the
commercial state of affairs, would be a
long way from a necessary naval base
should any unpleasantness arise.”
“The point is very well taken.’* said
Mayor Myers, “after listening to this
opinion, “and I shall not fail to bring it
10 the attention of the committee to be
The board of naval officers, which re
cently made an inspection of the condi
tions and facilities offered at Charleston
and heard her committee of citizens ex
patiate on her advantages, has not yet
made its report. Should this report be
favorable to Charleston, it is probable
that the order for removal would be
issued by the Secretary of the Navy as
the bill passed by the last Congress ev
idently contemplates such action.
It Is evidently fortunate for Charles
ton that the naval board did not delay
its visit to that city until within the last
week or ten days, or if might have
had some difficulty in finding that abund
ance of fresh water with which Charles
ton has guaranteed to supply the naval
station in case of its removal to that
efty. Savannahians who have returned
from Charleston within the last day or
two report a water famine in that city.
The people depend chiefly on their cis
terns for water for drinking and house
hold purposes. The water in the cisterns
haa become exhausted during the present
hot spell and such as remains is largely
unfit for use.
“The Charleston people are depending
largely on melted ice for drinking pur
poses.” said a Sevannah man who return
ed from that city Monday. “What lit
tle cistern water they have left is had and
the artesian water is so had that they
can't drink it. When the Atlantic Coast
Line train enme through the other night
1t was besieged by a crowd of men who
drank the cooler* dry. The state of af
fairs is such that bathing is a rare luxury
and the best the average Charlestonian
can do these days is to give himself a
Uncle Sam’s young naval officers might
not care so much about the lack of wa
ter for drinking purposes, but let them
once get the idea that they might have to
go without a bath and a protest
against Charleston will immediately
arise from the entire navy and will not
fail to have its weight with Secretary
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ITS LAST XFTEHNOON MEETING.
Council Will Take no Action on
Street Hallway Petition To-day.
The City Council will hold its last af
ternoon meeting of the season at 4 o’clock
to-day. Under the rules, afternoon meet
ings are held only during the months of
June, July and August. Beginning with
the first Wednesday in September the
night meetings will be resumed. The rule,
however, permitting a majority of the al
dermen in the city to constitute a quorum
holds good during September and October
as well as August.
It docA not appear that there will be
much of interest before the meeting this
afternoon. It is not likely that any ac
tion will be taken upon the i*uition of
the street railway company to be permit
ted to double-track Barnard street and
place side-tracks on Whitaker so as to
operate the latter street independently of
the Whitaker and Abercorn belt. The
Street and Lane Committee, to which this
petition was referred, has not yet had
an opportunity to pass upon it. and it
Is not likely that it will have any report
to make. General Manager Loftop said
yesterday that he did not expect any ac
tion by Council to-day.
DECREASE IN’ TAX RATES.
('apt. DillonThlnk* There Will Bea
( hunt;*- for the Uelter.
Tax Receiver John R. Dillon reiterated
yesterday the opinion he has previously
expressed as to the probability of a d
creaee in the county tax rate for the pres
ent year from that of 1899. While the de
crease. in Capt Dillon's opinion, will not
he very largr. it is reasonably certain.
The decrease would have been larger.
Capt. Dillon said, had it not been for the
contemp.ated improvements in the county
road* to be mode during the fall and win
ter months and Increased appropriation
made by tha grand Jury, over the budget
of the commissioners, for purposes of pub
lic education. The tax rate of 189# was
k> 29 per thousand. The decrease will not
bring it down to flat, but it may clois
kly approach that figure.
MAI ASK FOR SHIRT W AISTS.
Police Heartily In Favor of Dress
Reform for Hot Weather.
The heat of the last two days and th*
j consequent suffering that it has entailed
on the police in the r closely buttoned
uniforms has more than ever convinced
them that io discard the coot would be
: not merely a dis'inct advantage, but a
Practira ly all of the men of the rank
I and file, and certainly a majority of the
j sergeants are fully in favor of such a
; refoim in thfir summer uni orm. ond so
i p pular has the idea become that it is
more than likolv that steps suggesting
it* adoption will he taken within the
next few* days The effort will probably
he made through the medium of a peti
tion addressed to Superin endent Screven.
The men admit that it is rather late in
the season to expert any sucJh radical
| change this summer, but think It would
1 hr- well to take time by the forelock and
| agitate the question in time to save much
| needless suffering when the nxt spell of
hot weather comes.
The general idea seems to be that a blue
shirt similar to that of the service uni
form of the state militia would he about
the right sort of thing to meet the re
quiremenfs of the weather and the neat
nesp of appearance that is recognized ns
being the part of a policeman to main
One sergeant, has most decided views in
favor of the adoption of .any measure
looking toward the relief of the men, and
said that he himself would be. willing io
get a supply of any old of shirt that
might b** prescribed by the desired ordi
nance. and sport a fresh one, and if need
be one. of different style every day. He
wasn’t particular about the kind, class, or
condition of the shirt that might be adopt
ed. but wanted toget out of his coal. This
seems to be the general sentimentof almost
the entire force andit is quite likely that the
superintendent will be asked within a few
days to take in consideration the matter
of adopting anew and more comfortable
uniform for next summer.
OPINIONS ARE DIVIDED.
Many Veterans Think (Jen. Gordon
Han the Wronjc Idea.
Opinion among the Confederate veter
ans of Savannah is divided as to the cor
rectness of the position in the let
ter of Gen. John B. Gordon, in answer
to the action of the Confederate Associa
tion of the Army of Tennessee, on the sub
ject of Blue and Gray reunions and their
Some of the veterans think that these
reunions are good things, tending to de
stroy sectional bitterness and bring on the
era of perfect good feeling; others think
that their influence ts not for good and
that when old enemies get together in
crowds there Is always someone, with a
greater gift of language than of discre
tion, to make a foolish speech and bring
on trouble. Asa striking illustration of
this they instanced Commander Shaw's re
cent unfortunate utterances, though un
fortunate is not the term the veterans
used, at the Blue and Gray reunion in
The issue once made on these occasions
all who are present naturally align
themselves on the side of their comrades
and the old rancor is again aroused. The
quiet-headed ones are drawn into the dif
ficulties created by the others of less
moderation and the whole purpose of the
gathering is destroyed.
Of course, none of the veterans question
Gen. Gordon's right to do as he pleases
about attending these reunions and ac
cepting invitations from anybody he
wants to visit or with whom he desires to
be. They themselves reserve the right,
however, to disagree with him as to the
wisdom of the course pursued by the
commander-in-chief of the United Con
GETTING LIVELY AT TYBEB,
The Season Bids Fair o Last a
Tybee was lively yesterday and last
night. More people visited fbe island
than for a long lime. From the pres
ent outlook the season will he prolonged
at least three weeks and perhaps a
"There Is no reason.” said a citizen yes
terday. “why people should not patron
ize Tybee at least, six weeks longer. It
Is the pleasantest place we can find.
Bathing is fine, and it seems to me that
during this hot weather nothing should
keep us away from Tybee.”
With a view to prolonging the season,
Mr. Charles F. Graham, proprietor of
Tybee Hotel, has retained ihe hotel or
chestra. and dating from yesterday, re
duced the price of bathing suits one-half.
He has arranged to make Sept. 3 an in
teresting day as day, so far as the
hotel Is concerned, and Tuesday. Aug. 28,
he will provide for the saw mill men.
Tuesday and Thursdays of each week
prizes will be awarded the most graceful
dancers, and Wednesdays and Fridays a
prize will he awarded the child guessing
correctly the number of people on the pa
To-night an Interesting orchestra pro
gramme is announced. A feature of the
evening will be a performance of Master
Charles Graham. Jr., on the drum.
KELL il IF I.ICS ON THE RANGE.
< onipniv From Slntrnhnro Will
I’rnetlee at Avondale To-day.
The Kell Rifles of Statesboro will reach
Savannah on the Seaboard train at 9:40
o'clock this morning and will lake trolley
cars immediately for the Avondale rifle
range, where the time between the hour
of their arrival at the range and 2
o'clock will be spent in practice.
The Rifles will come under the com
mand of Cap*. W. H. Blttch, Jr.. First
Lieutenant R. J. Proctor and Second Lieu
tenant Daniel R. Groover. Jr. They will
bring about thirty-live men. While there
Is a rifle range at Statesboro, It Is not
among those recognized by the state, and
the trip to the city is made in order to
give the company credit for practice on a
Capt. C. H. Richardson, commissary
and acting Inspector of rifle practice of
the First Regiment of Infantry, will ac
company the Rifles to the range and will
act as range officer during the shooting
After the practice has been concluded,
at 2 o'clock, the officers and men of the
company will have their time to them
selves until the evening, when they will
return to Statesboro.
FIREMEN STILL (it THE GREEN,
Will Move Into No. 5 Engine House
The firemen at No. S engine bouse, on
Henry street, are still picnicking on the
green. They ore now awaiting the com
pletion of anew vitrified brick sidewalk
in front of their station. They expect
to get back to their regular quarters to
morrow afternoon, In which case the la
dles of the neighborhood will provide for
the celebration of the event, either with
a lawn party or a house warming, accord
ing to the state of the weather.
Firrmru Worked In the Hot Ann.
The firemen were called to East Bound
ary street shortly after 12 o'clock yester
day. The lire was in the roof* of a row
of email tenement houses belonging to
Mr Martin Helmken The blaze was
not serious, but It waa difficult to get at
and gave the firemen some hard work In
the hot sun. Ths damage wag small.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1900.
WILL NOT MAKE THE RACE.
( APT. McALI’IN SAYS HE’LL NOT Af
( EPT REPUBLICAN NOMIN ATION.
The question of (lift Opposition to
Col. I.ester. That Ha* Been Agitat
ing the Public for Some Days,
Definitely Disposed of by This An
Have Also Been Made Aware of Ills
Refusal to Accept—Capt. McAlpin
States Ills Position on bocal an<l
National Policies Republicans
Will Hove a Candidate.
Capt. Henry McAlpin has settled the
question as to his candidacy for Congress
on the Republican ticket by the announce
ment that he would not accept the nomi
nation were it offered him and that he
holds to no intention of making the race.
Some similar announcement has been
made by Capt. McAlpin to the leaders of
the wing of the Republican party whose
district convention will meet in Savannah
on Sept. 12. These leaders claim to have
been not very greatly surprised at Capt.
McAlpin’s declination of the proffered
honor, hut to some of them it must have
come as a shock.
When Capt. McAlpin was seen upon his
return to the city yesterday, he gave out
the following explanation of his position
in the matter of national and local politics
and his candidacy in the coming congres
“I differed with the Democratic national
platform four years ago on the monetary
question and I could not consistently sup
port Mr. Bryan at the national election. In
local politics 1 have always been a Dem
ocrat, and, as far as I know, always ex
pect to affiliate only with the
party on local issues. I reserve to my
self. however, like many others, the priv
ilege of supporting the national platform
which to me seems to be for the best in
terests of the South and the Southern peo
“In the matter of my being the candi
date of the Republican party for Congress
from this district, I beg to say that it
would be premature and indelicate on my
part to decline a nomination before it is
offered, but I do say that if nominated I
would decline, as 1 have no idea or incli
nation of running for Congress on the Re
Capt. McAlpin’s withdrawal from the
race, if he can be said ever to have occu
pied so positive a position, has not daunt-
ed the Republican leaders. It is certain
that they understood that he would be the
candidate of their party, but they claim,
nevertheless, that their plans have been
only momentarily interfered with, and
that their candidate will be nominated at
the convention to be held in Savannah
"We shall have a candidate,” said one
of the leaders. “Of that fact you may rest
assured. And you may rest assured of
the further fact that his name will be
kept a secret until the nomination is made.
No additional premature disclosures will
be permitted to cast impediments in the
way of our plans. You newspaper fel
lows won't get hold of what we intend to
The question of who this candidate, will
be is one that wilt absorb a share of pub
lic attention from now until the announce
ment is made. The Republicans labor un
der the impression that they have an ex
cellent opportunity to make the race, and
the impression, though probably a mis
taken one. is sturdily entertained. It will
be their effort to put up the best man they
can induce to accept the nomination, and
they say there are half a dozen or more
from whom to ohoose.
HACK FROM BALTIMORE.
Two Committeemen Return From
Hoy Growers Meet.
Messrs. R. G. Fleming, and W. R. Davis,
inspector of hay and grain, members of
the committee representing the Board of
Trade, who attended the meeting of the
National Hay Association at Baltimore,
Aug. 14, 15 and IS, returned yesterday. Mr.
R. F. Bowder, also a member of the com
mittee, is now in Philadelphia, and Mr.
John E. Harris, the other committeeman,
is spending a few days in Asheville.
It is reported that nothing of local im
portance was considered at the meeting.
The association is composed almost en
tirely of receivers and shippers of hay.
so that the condition of the coming crop
was a matter of prime importance. It is
said the crop in the West Is suffering
from drought, which may cause n short
age In the output and a consequent
stiffening in prices.
As is usual at meetings of this sort, the
visitors were entertained in good fashion
while in Baltimore. Among the excursions
was a run to Annapolis, where the grow
ers took in the tights.
FVM) FOR INDIGENT VETERANS.
.Mcl.nw* Camp Mill Devote Money to
The committee having In charge the
recent moonlight excursion given by the
camp reported at the meeting of Mellows
Camp of Confederate Veterans last night.
The report showed that about SB2 had
been realized from the excursion, and
this amount was turned Into the treas
ury of the camp.
The sum of money thus obtained will
be used os the nucleus of a fund for re
lieving the distress of needy Confederate
soldiers, whether they are members of
McLaws Camp, or any other camp, or of
none at all. It is expected that the fund
will be added to from the proceeds of
other entertainments given during the fall
and winter months. It was determined to
keep it always alive.
II It K s REMINDED TO CITV COI BT.
Maxwell Arrested In Connection
Mith tlsltrs Rubbery, Discharged.
In the Recorder's Coutl yesterday
Frank Hicks, the office hoy of the Chat
ham Bank who was arrested a week ago
for stealing money and stamps from the
bank, was remanded to the City Court on
a charge of simple larceny.
William Maxwell, colored, the porter
for M. A. Stokes, and who was arrested
Monday because he was thought to know
something of the robbery of the store
Sunday, was discharged.
The few other cases that were heard
were of no particular importance.
S Ol'T OF 44 ACCEPTED.
Mnny Colon'll Applicants nt Armory
Many negroes who want to be soldiers
have applied at the recruiting office of
the United Slates Army elnee the publica
tion of the order relative to enlisting col
ored men for service in both the Infantry
and the cavalry branches of the army.
For various reasons, principally on ac
count of physical defects, only a few of
the applicants have passed the examina
tion During the last ten days forty-four
applicants presented themselves, of which
but three were accepted.
Died at W 1 Years.
Mrs. A. B Hale, aged 91 years, died at
the home of Mr. J. J Masters, No. Ml
Margaret street. Her funeral will take
place at 6 o'clock this afternoon. The ifi
terineiit will be in Laurel Grove*
YOl NG ROKIIEII LADS CONFESS.
Three Boys Had a Hand In (he Gilles
Three other arres s w re made by De
; tectives Garrity and Stark yesterday in
| connect on with several burglari s that
have o<curved recently in the Southern
pm of the city. The prisoners* were
Robtle Clelar.d. Allen Ke.th and Jce
Givovich, ail while ard aged respective
ly 9. 11 ar.d 7 years.
The boys were arrested primarily in
connection with the robbery of Mr. J. R.
Miscally’* house, which took place Sat
urday. To this they confessed, several y,
implicit ng each other, and later owned
to having gone into Mr. Gillespie’s house
The detectives did some very clever
work in getting on the track of the
youngsters; after they once got them in
custody the rest was easy, as each boy
’ried to makr o.it the other to be th
inosi guilty, and they thus (old the
whole story of both burglaries.
The first clue to the identity of the boys
was given by a gentleman who had been
in Mr. St. J. R. Yonge’s drug store on
the afternoon of the robbery of Mr. Mis
cally’s house, and had seen the three boys
run from the lane. One, who was a crip
ple, had come into the store for a drink
of water while the other two stood on the
The detectives were put in possession
of these facts and immediately started
to look for a c'rippled boy answering the
description of the one that had gone into
the drug store. They found him in the
person of young Givovich. He readily ad
mitted his identity and told who were his
companions on the afternoon of the rob
bery. These, when secured, at first de
nied that they had entered the house, but
admitted that they had been in the yard
for water. They were taken to the house
and Garrity then asked which of them
had been on the back stoop when they
were in the yard. Givovich gave away
the snap by replying: “Not me, ’cause
I told ’em 1 was lame, ond if they were
caught in the house, couldn't run as well
as they could.”
Then Keith accussed Cleland of being the
one that had opened the window and that
started the ball rolling for Cleland came
back with a counter accusation, saying
that if he had been the one thatopened the
window he had been assisted by Keith
and then together they told how the job
had been done. They took away, they
said, only a pistol and a pack of cards, but
neither have been recovered, nor have the
detectives been able to locate them. Giv
ovich being outside of the house had no
hand in the spoil. The other boys ac
cuse each the other of having taken the
Givovich was released upon the promise
of his father to bring him to court when
ever he should be wanted, but the other
boys were taken to the station house, an l
afterwards turned over to their parents
on a promise similar to that given by Giv
While being taken to the Barracks Gar
rity asked the boys if they had entered
any otthr house. The Keith boy imme
diately spoke up saying “What, you mean
the one on Duffy street, second door from
Drayton?" Then he continued “No, I
wouldn’t go here, because my aunt lives
there.” As the detective had mentioned
no particular house he thought the specific
mention of the house sufficiently peculiar
to warrant further questions and in a
short time the boys admitted that they
had been in the yard of Mr. Gillespie's
house for the purpose of getting pears.
Then the same desire of putting each his
own case in the best light that had actu
ated them to give each other away in the
case of the Miscally robbery got the bet
ter of them again, and through their re
criminations the detectives were put in
possession of the details of this job. The
boys wound up their stories by the naive
statement that “anyhow they hadn’t tak
en anything.” Givovich was not impli
cated in the affair.
The boys will be given a hearing be
fore the Recorder this morning. They
will be represented by counsel. The Keith
lad told hls attorney yesterday afternoon
that the story of the robberies he had
told the detectives were not true, but
had been drawn from him by the threat
that if he didn’t confess he would he
sent to the chaingang. This statement,
the detectives say, is absolutely false.
The boys, they say, told their story of
the robbery of Mr. Miscally’s house in
that house, and in the presence of Mrs.
Miscally. and that neither threats nor
any effort whatever to frighten them were
made. Mr. Miscally was seen last night,
and said that his wife’s story to him of
the scene in the house bore out in full
the detectives’ statement.
On account of the lads’ youth they are
not amenable to the law. and even should
they be adjudged guilty, their greatest
punishment is likely to be a lecture on
BRUNSWICK AND FERNANDINA.
Much Interent Being; Taken In the
Game* That They Will Play.
Quite a lively interest is being shown in
the. series of ball games that will be played
here on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
between Fernandina and Brunswick.
There is some betting, but not a great
deal, as the sports are not anxious to put
up tehir money until they have seen the
line-up of the two teams. Brunswick,
they know, is a strong tlam, but Fernan
dina, too, has been playing good ball, and,
it Is rumored, has a card up her sleeve in
the. shape of anew pitcher that she will
spring on her opponents at the last mo
ment. Besides, Frank Butler, who is
managing Fernandina and playing on the
team, is an old favorite here. He has
not played here in many years, but is al
ways sure of a hearty welcome and strong
following from the “fans.”
OFF TO THE MOUNTAINS.
Southern Railway** Summer Emenr
ftlon (o Bea Record Breaker.
The summer excursion of the Southern
Railway to the mountains of North Car
olina. which will be run this morning,
will be a record-breaker of its kind. Al
ready more tickets have been sold than
for any previous excursion to the moun
tains. and it is expected that a number
more will be sold thl* morning. The spe
cial will leave the city in two sections
from the Plant System depot at 8 o’clock
HAD A GOOD HOUSE.
“Darkest Rnmiiu" Well Presented by
( layton Company.
A good audience, for a hot night, attend
ed the presentation of “Darkest Russia”
by Una Clayton and her company at the
theater last night. The play was very
happily rendered, and in a manner to con
firm the already fine Impression made here
by the company. The play to-night will
be “The Sultan’s Daughter” There will
be a complete change of specialties “Mias
Roarer" will be presented at to-day's mat
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A Little Childs’ Death.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. P. Cooney
will regret to learn of the death of their
Infant daughter, May. which occurred lent
night. The funarel wll! take place this
morning at 11 o'clock from the residence
on the Ogeecbee road The Interment will
be In the Cathedral Cemetery.
HOT SPELL BROKEN BY RAIN.
RELIEF CAME AT MIDNIGHT AFTER
A DAY OF EXCBMIVB HEAT.
Mercury Beached 100 Degrees *n the
Afternoon. the Second Highest
Record Ever Known in August.
XX'nycros* Reported 107 Degrees
iintl Milieu 1(13 Degrees—Showers
Predicted for To-day.
The spell of hot weather was broken
at m dr.ight ’ast night by a short shower
that percep i l ly coaled the atmosphere.
The state p ediction f r to-day is that
there will be other showers, and the
conditions last night ar and ear y this morn
ing were such as to lead to the belief
that ihe prediction will be verified.
The rain though long delayed, wall all
the more wcl ome on that account, for
yesterday again the mercury equalled its
second test reord for August and went
up to 100 degiees, which it reached at
3:30 o'clock The minimum temperature
occurred a; 6:30 a. m. and was 77 degrees.
This gave a mean temperature of 88
wl ich is 8 degrees above the normal. The
humidity was 84 per cent, at 8 o'clock a.
m. ar.d 81 at 8 p. m.
Despite the unusual heat, again, as on
he previous day, only one prostration
was reported. The victim was a working
man on the Georgia and Alabama termi
nals across the river. He was taken to the
Georgia Infirmary in the police ambu
lance. Two more horses, however, suc
cumbed, one in the neighborhood of the
market, and the other at Jefferson and
Some hot places were reported by the
weather bureau. Albany reported 102 de
grees; Thomasville, 100 degrees; Millen,
105 degrees, and Way cross 107 degrees.
XV AS NEV Ell ASSESSED.
Guard** Armory Not Pot Down for
The statements sent out from Atlanta to
the effect that appeals had been made
against the assessment of military armo
ries for taxation by the tax receivers of
Chatham and Richmond counties,with the
subsequent statement published yesterday
morning that the Attorney General had
decided that armories are. not subject to
taxation, does injustice to Chatham's tax
In speaking of the matter Capt. John
R. Dillon said: “The published state
ments of this matter are erroneous, so far
as Chatham county- is concerned. I have
never made any assessment of the Guards’
armory property- for taxation, as has been
stated, though under a strict construction
of the law it is possible that a portion of
the building would be found subject to
taxation. The Guards own some lots on
Barnard, street, south of Hall, and these
have been regularly returned and taxed for
some years past. This year, on account
of the condition of the Guards’ finances,
Col. Garrard made the point that as mili
tary property these lots were not subject
to taxation. My position was that these
lots were on the same footing a® property
owned by the various churches and hos
pitals, not occupied by them for church
or hospital purposes, but held for invest
ment or revenue. It was this matter
which was appealed by Col. Garrard, as
the financial head of the Guards, to the
Attorney- General. There was never any
assessment against the armory.”
Capt. Dillon said that he was not fa
miliar with the appeal which went up
from Richmond county.
CENSOR AT LIBERTY CITY.
Armed Guards tnderlske to Decide
Just Wbat Is the News.
Not the least interesting feature of the
recent troubles at Liberty City is the
manner in which the white men who as
sembled to protect the town and the peo
ple undertook to maintain a censorship
over the newspaper stories sent out from
the point of disturbance.
A local newspaper man suffered from
this disposition of the members of the
armed guard to edit the stories of the
trouble. He had written what he consid
ered rather n mild story of what had hap
pened, while he was in Jesup a few days
ago, and had filed It with the telegraph
operator for transmission to a Northern
paper. As is the custom in country offices
no spot of the floor of the office Is sacred
and the visitors walked where they pleas
ed and did what suited their fancy.
It chanced to suit the fancy of one of
thorn to rend the story the newspaper man
had written, and he didn't like it. Neither
did his friends, to whom he showed it.
Their anger gradually rose to bights of
passion and muttered threats against the
author of the telegram were frequent. He
was denounced strongly and profanely,
and subjected to any number of verbal in
dignities. To appease them he hod to take
the story from the operator and tear it up
before their eyes.
COLORED BASEIJA LUSTS.
Tliey Seem to Monopolize Loenl In
terest In tlie Game N'oxv.
There will be a game of ball at the Bol
ton Street Paik this afternoon between
two colored teams, the Savannahs and the
Savannah Lights. The latter club will
have the battery which recently played
with the Atlantas on, the occasion of their
series of games with the Chathams when
they did excellent work. This will help
to make the game interesting.
The Chathams. Savannah's crack colored
team, left for Atlanta yesterday morn
ing, where they have high hopes of wip
ing up the earth with the Brack Atlanta
team. This they may do unless they have
the crowd and the umpire, as well as the
opposing team, to piny against. Those
who have been in Atlanta on such occa
sions will understand how this is.
A gentleman was riding a bicycle on
Drayton street Monday night with his
k-year-old son perched in front of him.
When near Harris stieel the foot of the
boy was caught in the front wheel of the
machine with the result that the father
was thrown heavily over the handle bars
and, striking on his face, received a num
ber of severe ruts and bruises. The boy
was uninjured, but the bicycle was badly
Lex Ison Bankruptcy Case.
Emile Newman, Esq., will leave this
morning for Brunswick to represent the
Savannah creditors of B. Levlson In a
hearing before Judge A. J. Crovatt.
Eating anil Sleeping.
Food supplies and substance for repair
ing the waste* of the body, and gives
strength. Sleep affords the opportunity
for these repairs to be made. Both are
necessary to health. If you can't eat and
sleep, take Hood s Sarsaparilla. It cre
ates a good appetite and tones the diges
tive orgene. and It gives the sweat, rest
ful sleep of childhood. Ha sure to gee
Biliousness Is cured by Hood’s PUls. 26c
THE PLAINTIFF GOT 99,000.
Mr*. Elisabeth Evan* Given a Verdict
Again*t S.. F.& W. Railway.
Mrs. Elizabeth Evans recovered a verdict
and Judgment for $9,000 against the Sa
vannah, Florida and Western Railway-
Company in the City Court yesterday aft
ernoon. The verdict was upon her suit
for the homicide of her husband, J. J.
"Evans, w ho was killed by an engine of the
defendant. In Lakeland, Fla., during the
early pari of the persent y-ear.
Judge H. D. D. Twiggs made the con
cluding argument for the plaintiff when
court convened in the morning, his speech
being a magnificent arraignment of the
witnesses of the defendant and an anal
ysis of all the mass of testimony that had
been adduced. His description of the
accident in which Evans and his daughter
lost their lives, detailing the agony- of the
unfortunate man and girl, was a master
piece of word painting, bringing tears to
the eyes of more than one of the jury.
After listening to Judge Norwood's
charge the Jury- retired, about 12:30 o’clock,
and at 5:30 o’clock brought in its verdict.
It found for the plaintiff in the sum of
$9,000, for which judgment against the
defendant was immediately- taken.
It is expected that a motion for a new
trial will be mode ond that, in case it is
refused by Judge Norwood, the defendant
will take an appeal to the Supreme Court.
The trial of the dase continued for more
than a week, each point in the introduc
tion of evidence being bitterly and stub
Mountain Excursion via Plant Sys
For trains leaving Savannah Aug. 22,
the Plant System will sell round trip
tickets to Lookout mountain, Tenn., $11:60;
Monteagle, Tenn., $12.50; Sewanee, Tenn.,
$12.40. All tickets limiteo 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 trip, ca 1 at city ticket of-
Jce, De Scto Hotel, phene* 73.—ad.
A Fever-Stricken fnmp.
Everett City, Ga., July 21, 1900.—1 am a
strong believer in and advocate of the use
of Johnson’s Chill and Fever Tonic. I
know w-hat 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 been
In the tropics as soldiers can comprehend
the horrors of a fever-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.
The summer Is passing, have you taken
in the Plant System Sunday excursions to
Charleston? One dollar for the round trip.
Chair cars on Plant System excursions
to Charleston every Sunday; engage your
seats on Saturdays at the De Soto Hotel
Sunday Trip* to Brunnxvick via Plant
The Plant System wilt 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 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
the round trip.—ad.
XVur Map of China.
Rand-McNally’s War Map of China,
showing the Chineses empire, British In
dia, Japan, Philippine Islands, French In
doo-China, Siam, Malaysia, Corea, etc.,
mailed to any address for 25 cents. F*r
sale at Estill’s News Depot, 43 Bull
street. Savannah, Ga.
“Anew of elegant fire proof safes
from the largest manufacturers in the
United States can be sen at Lirpman
Bros., wholesale druggists in this city.
Price and quality will be of interest.”
Eighth Annual Mountain Excaralon
to North and South Carolina
The Seaboard Air Line Railw-ay will
sell cheap excursion tickets to the moun
tain resorts in North and Sou-th Carolina
Aug. 22. good to return until Sept. 3. For
full particulars apply at city ticket office,
corner Bull and Bryan streets, or ’phone
At Estill's News Depot, No. 45 B n ll
Savannah Morning News. New York,
Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charles
ton <S. C.), Jacksonville (Fla.), Cincinnati,
Next' Orleans. Washington (D. C.), Chica
go, Augusta (Ga.), Atlanta, .Macon (Ga.)
and other prominent dallies; also the vaJ
rlous monthlies and weeklies, new books
and everything else usually found in
first-class news depots.—ad.
To nrunsxvick nn.l It.-turn St.OO x-ln
the Plant System, Sunday.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday
excursions, the Plant System are selling
round-trip tickets to Brunswick, good on
Sundays only, at rate of SI.OO for the
round trip. Trains leave at 2:10 a. rn. and
5:20 a. m.—ad.
"Graybeard is a family medicine with
us,” said a premintnt business man yes
terday. “My wife takes it, and I notice
she is enjoying better health than for
years. The children keep well by taklns
Graybrard may be obtained a, ail d-tig
stores or write to ns for it. Respess Drug
Cos., sole props.. Savannah, Ga. ad.
All Skin Diseases Cured
By • wonderful ointment called Tettertne.
“It Is the only thing that gives me relief,”
write* Mra. M. E. Latimer, Bl'oxl, Mlsa.
She had an itchy breaking out on her
skin. It cures tetter, salt rheum, and all
other skin troubles. 60c per box at your !
druggist, or send the amount in stamps
to J. T. Shuptrlne, Savannah, Ga —ad.
For Over Fifty Years.
Mra. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been
used for children teething It soothes the
chl.d, softens the gums, allays all pain
cures wind colic, and is the beat remedy
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-flva centa a bottle
“It Cared Me."
"Graybeard broke up rheumatism on
me,” says Mr. Chas. Thomas, the jew
eler on Whitaker street, "And put me in
better health than I have enjoyed In
long time." |
Take Graybeard Pills for that dlzzv
feeling—Lost appetite, and follow it U n !
with a bottle of Graybeard. It la all you ■
need. Respess Drug Cos., sole props !
Savannah, Oa.-ad. props., |
A High-Grade Institution for Ladles., i
Shorter College, Roma, Ga. Write for 1
are still selling*
$5 and $6
Edwin Clapp and A. E.
Good Things Come Seldom.
Only a few days more. Sale
stops Sept. \ st.
IT bwoughtqn si .west.
Now is the time to think about Stoves
and Ranges. It will pay you to investigate
our summer prices. Perfect, Royal Magic
and Othello Ranges. I on ! Make your
purchases before the rush is on. j wlk”ow°
Congress’street. Will. & H. H. LattittlOre.
When it comes
To Fruit Jars,
We are It.
Tlie ReM Froit Jnr* are aold here for
ntr>ne>. Try no and nee.
HOW ABOUT THAT OLD RUSTY
Throw it awny nud buy an
The guarantevd kind. If It mill
your money back.
We have lota of thing:* to ell—both
orna men tal and iifteful. Prices al
G. W. Allen & Cos.,
State and Hnrnnrd.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
For toung Lames, Washington, Wllktl
county, Georgia, admitted to be one of tha
most home-like institutions in the count
try. Climate healthy. Extensive. la* n *
Course thorough. Terms moderate. Music.
Art. Physical Culture, Elocution, Stenog
raphy and Typewriting. Address
EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL.
L. M. BLACKFORD, M. A., Principal
For Boys. Three miles from Alexandria,
Va.. and eight from Washington. D-
C. The S2d year opens Sept. 26. 1900. Cata
logue sent on application to the principal
Ml. St. Agnes' College far Mantes,
Mt. Washington, Md.
THOROUGH ENGLISH COURSE
turss delivered. Degrees conferred. MT
WASHINGTON SEMINARY FOR ROY 9
under 13 years. Primary and Preparatory
courses. Both institutions conducted W
Sisters of Mercy. Preparatory School f**
little girls. Address
MT. ST. AGNES' COLLEG^i
Edgeworth Hoarding & Day School
For Girls. Reopens Sept. 27. 38th >'***■
Mrs. H P. LEFEBVRE. Principal
Miss E. D. HUNTLEY. Associate Prin
-122 and 124 W. Franklin st., Baltimore, M -
For your stock The fly season is now <*
us and the time to use
Tough on Flies,
a lotion when applied will prevent
horses and cattle from being pestered Try
it and be convinced.
HAY, GRAIN, BRAN. COW FEED.
CHICKEN FEED, etc.
T. J. DAVIS.
Phone 222. HI Bay itraet. t
Kiuptjr kftoluici IJo|ibrti* tat
C. M. GILBERT & CO.