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NEARLY 200 LITTLE ONES
MERC CAR BO FOIt AT KING’S
DAUGHTERS’ FRESH AIR HOME.
The Tybee Home Closed for the Sea
won aud Froehel Cirele Plan
sing for n Poor C'hildrt*n* Cliriwt
mss Tree—The Fresh Air Charity
a Renefleent One and \\ aw Gener
ously Snpported by t heritable
People A Doll hoir Being: Ar
rnogeil for to Help the Horae.
The ladies of Proebel Circle, Kings
Daughters, have recently closed the Fresh
Air Heme at Tybee after a most prosper
ous season. About ISO children were cAired
for there during the summ<r, beginning
with June. The majority of them were
given a week’s outing each, but quite a
number of got longer terms, and at
least one stayed through the whole sea
The majority of the inmates of the home
were from the orphan houses, though not
a few were children of poor parents,
whose condition had aitpoaled to some
physician who recommended to, and se
cured for them, the trip and stay at Ty
While the actual season of the Tybee
trip 6 is over the members of Froebel Circle
will not be idle, for they have another
charity that usually claims their attention
through the early winter; this is the
Christmas Tree for the poor children. A
large number of the members are at pres
ent out of the city, but as soon as they
return active work will be taken up for
this event. Last year, when the tree was
at the Guards’ Hall, about 600 children
were entertained, and it is hoped to do
as well if not better this year.
Besides this event the ladies expect aloo
to give a doll show similar to the one giv
en last year, only on a larger plan. The
proceeds from this entertainment are to
be applied to a reduction of the debt on
the Tybee home, on which there is still
about 5700 unpaid.
TROOPERS 031 A MLAHOO.N.
Liberty Independent Troop Spent
Three Days on tlie Salta.
The Liberty Independent Troop, under
the command of Capt. A. Gordon Cassells,
spent Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
of last week on Colonel’s Island, near St.
Catherine’s and off the coast of Liberty
county. A number of ladies, members of
the families and friends of the troopers,
were with them in camp.
Much of the time during the three days
spent on the island was given to carbine
practice and tilting, in both of which
martial exercises good scores were made.
Capt. Cassells selected also the team that
will be entered in the carbine match to be
decided at the Avondale range next
month, which is as follow-**:
Capt. A Gordon Cassells, Sergt. W. F.
Harden, Sergt. H. C. Reppard, Corpl. T.
B. Mallard. Private D. S. Wells and Private
A. B. Winn. There are ix men in the
team selected, one more than the number
permuted by the regulations to enter the
match. The additional man will be
dropped from the team before the match
cornea off, the unfortunate being deter
mined by the scores that are made on the
range between now and then.
Messrs. Robert and Audley King, who
live on Colonel's Isiand, placed th*ir
schooner yacht, the Wego. at the disposal
of Capt. Cassells and the men of his troop
during their stay. A cruise to St. Cath
erine's aboard the Wego was one of the
features of the maroon.
TO DISCUSS THE KI LE.
Cotton Exchange Meeting: Called to
Dlftcnnn Forfeiture Question.
A general meeting of the Cotton Ex
change has been called for next Saturday
at noon, when the matter of enforcing or
repealing the rule requiring a forfeiture
of 25 cents for all bales received other
than the 24-by-54 siandard, will be con
sidered. The early notice given of the
meeting will doubtless insure u full at
tendance, to that the rule may be dis
cussed from all standpoints.
While there is a decided sentiment fav
oring the repeal of the rule, a few* op
pose this course as a si op backward. It
is not understood the minority hope for
anything further than muklng known
their reason for the enforcement, and of
emphasizing the importance of taking
the matter up in a determined way after
the limit of suspension expires. Few of
the trade have attacked the rule merits of
the rule. They do not believe this an op
portune time to enforce it.
By this time it has doubtless become
generally known throughout the country
that the rule w*ill not be enforced, so
that It does not amount to anything one
way or the other. In fact, the brokers
have disregarded the rule by selling cot
ton with the understanding that it was
rot to be shipped here subject to a for
<J\ THF.III WAY FROM RADIX).
Atlanta Artillery, Frenh From Fn
cnmpniPDt, En Route Home.
The Atlantn Artillery, under the com
mand of Lieut. A. C. Morris. passed
through the city yesterday on its return
home from Pablo Tieach, Fla., where the
bettery spent the week In camp. Last
night the Central carried the battery back
Besides Lieut. Morris, In command, 'he
battery numbered for the encampment
two officers and twenty-six non-commi*-
eioned officers and men. The other offi
ce™ were Lieut. William A. Fauss and
Lieut. J. M. Fluker.
The battery carried two field pieces and
a Ratling to Pablo, and during the week
practice -with the pieces was Indulg and
In rather extensively. Besides the mili
tary work the battery passed pleasant
week at the Florida seaside resort and its
members are carrying buck with them (o
Atlanta many pleasant memories of th.ir
outing, where they combined the per
formance of duty with a successful search
HAD TUB MOSEY IX HIS SOCK.
York Sent to Snperlor Court for
Theft of 1(11200 From Slater.
J. B. York, arrested day before yester
day on tho charge of robbing A. Slater,
Jr., of 3200, was tried before the Recorder
yesterday morning und remanded to the
Superior Court on a charge of larceny
from the person of an umount over 150.
Before court convened York gave to a
friend sl9f., which he took from his sock.
This amount, il is said, hus been return
ed to Slater, it is said that previous to
this there was no evidence against York
on which he could have been held, but
when this act waa made known the Re
corder lad no hesitancy In remanding
lilm to tbe higher court.
Services ut lirnre Church.
There will be services at Grace Ma:ho
41st Church at It o'clock a. In. and at
• :I0 p m The pastor, R. , Osgood F.
Cook, will preach both m ruing and even
ing. The Bunds y Bcr.ooi will meet at I:3}
CO.VFLTTI DAT D1 RING ELK’S FAIR
Scenes From Kouie and Paris Carni
vals To Be Koproiluerd.
During the progress of the Elks’
Carnival, to be held in November, there
will be witnessed a royal street battle,
lasting all day and far into the night,
entirely novel to most people in this coun
try who have not visited abroad and wit
nessed the carnivals of Italy and Paris,
where the light, feathery product used for
ammunition is known as confetti.
Confetti consists of small, round par
ticles of tissue paper, cut and prepared for
the purpose, a lid made so as not to cling
too closely to the garments; this is put
up in small sacks, and the merry throng,
passing and repassing pelt each other
with the many colored discs. Tons of It
will be used on Confetti day and night
and the effect, H is expected, will be os
beautiful as it will be novel. The hair an 1
clothing of the people and the window
ledges and the very streets will be
inches high with this mimic ammunition.
In connection with confetti, serpentina
will be used. This is in the form of long
• -ribbons, w*hich, unrolling as they are
thrown, hang from every roof, from wires
and every point of vantage in rainbow col
The Elks hare made arrangements to
have the confetti and s* rpentina brought
In in large quantities and will have one or
more confetti days. They are endeavoring
to have the importers put enough in Sa
vannah, to turn the old town a purp.e
and every other old hue on Elks’ day,
when the various lodges in this section
are expected to visit Savannah.
Not the least part of this gigantic en
terprise on the part of the Elks for the
benefit of their charity fund will be the
merchants’ industrial display, which prom
ises to eeliijse anything of this character
ever held in Savannah. Only a prelim
inary canvass has beer, made with the re
sult that booth spaces have been selected
by such merchants as J. D.
Weed & Cos.. B. H. Levy & Bro.. Mark
Appie, Cohen-Kulman Company, Andrew
Hanley Company. Sutv annee Sulphur
Springs Company, J. M. Dixon & Cos., S.
Guekenheimer & Sons. Leeßby Myers &
Cos., Neal-Millard Company, H. H. Fee
pies & Sons, Thomas West & Cos , Oppen-
Bloat & Cos., Edward Moyle, W. E.
Wimpy, Dr. J. D. Prosser. Lippmnn Bros..
White Sulphur Springs Company (Fla.),
William Taylor. L. P. Maggionl Company,
Savannah Building Supply Company, Sa
vannah Grocery Company, Ei Modelo Ci
The committee having in charge the
country store and Elks’ l>ooth has been
named, with Mr. Samuel Reynolds as
chairman. Associated with him arc
Thomas J. Sweeny, Nathan Schutz. Frank
Van Geisen, George F. Grantham and C.
GETTING NEAR THE NOR3IAL.
Yeiterdny’ii Temperature Only Two
Degreen Above the Average.
Yesterday w as one of the coolest days of
the month. With a maximum tempera
ture of 92 degrees at 2 o’clock p. m., and
a minimum of 71 at 5 n. m., Savannah
enjoyed a mean of 82 degrees, only 2 de
giees above the normal.
The rainfall of the night before was
exactly half an inch. It looked as though
this fall would be materially supplemented
yesterday afternoon about 6 o’clock, as
tho heavy clouds that first appeared in
the north, spread rapidly and soon cov
ered almost the whole of the skv, but the
expected dowtfpour did not materialize,
though the temperature was materially
lowered. Last night at 10 o’clock the
mercury registered only 71 degrees.
The state forecast is for local rains for
today and to-morrow*. Southwest winds
tres. rXnsovs was genr.iioi s.
Gave HI. Personal Cheek for $250 lo
the Funil for Mi'n. Varnmloe.
The fund raised in Savannah for the
maintenance of the widow of Motorman
Lucius 15. Vnrnidoo, who mis murdered
by Seaborn Hayes on the night of Aug. 4,
has been largely increased by a personal
donation of $250 from Mr. George Parsons,
president of the Savannah, Thunderbolt
and Isle of Hope Railway Company.
It Is expected that there will be other
donations, equalling possibly the generos
ity of Mr. Parsons, within Ihe next few
days. Varnadoe was a brave man, who
met death calmly and fearlessly in the
discharge of his duty, and his widow is
in destitute circumstances. It is an ad
mirable opportunity for the benevolent to
aid one who is at once worthy and dis
tressed. Mrs. E. J. Thomas will receive
any contributions that may be sent in.
SI'I AG FOHME.It KMPLOVGRS.
Jninr. Yarbnronash (’lain,* to Hnve
Been Prematurely Dlsehnrjted.
James Yarborough fil and an acticn for
damages for breach of comraet against
Hardeman & Thompson in the City
Court, yesterday a'ternoon, which was
served upon a member of the firm before
he left the city last night. Neith. rtif the
parti s defendant is a citizen of Savan
The plaintiff claims that he was en
gaged by the defendants as manager of
a loan office that t> ey opens and in this city,
undtr the name of H. 15. Franklin & Cos.,
at a salary of ss' per month. His em
ployment was for a year, but on Thurs
day he was discharged, as he avers, wl h
out reason or cause. H s claim for dam
ages for broach of the contract of era
ployment is for }:l<>
I.VJI HEI) BY t MI LK'S KICK.
Urlaer of Street AVngon Had HU Leg
Broken Below the Knee.
A wdilte man named White, suffered a
painful accident ntar Drayton and
State stree.s ytsterday afternoon.
He was driving a benevolent
looking mule to a wagon and was
sitting on the edge of tlie wagon body,
with his f et on tlie singletree.
The mule was net making very gooi
time at and tire driver struck the animal a
smart blow with his whip. It hnl an un
exp cte I effect, for the mule shot up its
hind legs and caught White on t .• right
shin, breaking the leg. Dr. WarlnF, who
eh .need to be passing, attendtd to his in
ARRESTED ON A\ OLD CH ARGE.
Win. Green. After n dear's Absence,
Mnst Answer for Burglary,
William Green, colored, was otrested
| yesterday by Detective Garrity on a
chtirsc of burglary committed in a Lib
erty street house, about a year ago.
I Shortly after tlie robbery, Green, who
' had pawned the spoil of his raid, leff
i town, being warned Ivy Signora Mitchell,
i now Imprisoned for the murder of Janies
Green went to Millcdgevllle, wliere he
again got into trouble, for which he ha#
but now completed u term of imprison
ment in that city. The persons whose
house he robbed here have since left the
city, nnd will no appear against him
when he Is tried.
Bad blood la a laid thing lo Inherit nr
acquire, but bad blood may be made good
blood by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla,—ad.
THE MORNING NEVUS: SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 1900.
FOR WORKING UP EVIDENCE.
M. A. CONNOLLY SEEKING TO RE
COVER Slu.OtK) FOR SERVICES.
Attachment* Sard Oat Against the
Atluntic Contracting, Company.
Benjamin D. Greene. John F. nnl
Kduaril 11. Gaynor and Against
Former Capt. Oberlln M. I arter.
(use To Be Tried in City (onrt.
Service* Performed by Connolly In
Collecting Evidence and Finding
Witnesses in (ases for or Agrain*t
the Defendants the Alleged Iluai*
of Hi* Claim.
Michael A. Connolly is seeking to re
cover from the Atlantic Contracting Com
pany, Benjamin D. Greene. John F. and
Edward Gaynor and former Capt. Oberiin
M. Carter, sums of money aggregating
more than $15,000, which he thinks is due
him for s i vices rendered in securing evi
dence for use in suits in.ltuted or to be
inetitured against tho government.
Two attachment#, one against the At
lantic Contracting Company, Greene and
the Gaynors, and the other against form
er Capt. Carter, were returned yes4erday
morning into the clerk’s office of the City
Court. The attachments hud been sworn
out before Magistrate M. Naughtin and
levied upon the property of the defend
ants. The ground of attachment is the
non-residence of all of the parties de
fendant, none of whom either lives in or
is a citizen of the state of Georgia Messrs.
Barrow* & Barrow* and Mercer & Mercer,
in the Carter case, and Messrs. Barrow*
& Barrow* alone In the Greene and Gay
nor case, represent the plaintiff.
In the attachment against the Atlantic
Contracting Company, Benjamin D.
Greene, John F. and Edward H. Gaynor,
the simple recital is made that the de
fendants are Indebted to the plaintiff in
the sum of $9,545. The affidavit of at
tachment in the case against former Capt.
Farter is in like simple form, alleging
the indebtedness of $5,498. In the former
< aso the attachment was levied upon the
tugboats William C. Turner and Harold,
three barges, two yawls and a bailer
and pump. The attachment against form
er Capt. Carter was levied upon his
shares of stock in the Propeller Towboat
Company, service of process being per
fected bv handing a copy of the attach
ment affidavit and bond to Capt. Jacob
Paulsen, president of the company. The
bond in both cases is furnished by W.
Woledge, one being for $20,000 and the
other for $12,000.
Connolly claims the money for which
attachments have been sued out and lev
ied for services alleged to have been per
formed by him on behalf of the several
defendants. At the time of the expose in
the CrfVter case Connolly was in Nloa
raugua. and returned to Savannah at the
instance of his former employer. It is
believed that he was then regularly em
ployed by the defendants for the purpose
of collecting and arranging evidence, ac
cording to his story, and was to receive
a certain compensation for his services.
There were several cases either pend
ing or in prospect. Besides the court
martial (he Atlantic Contracting Com
pany had a case pending before the Court
of Ciaims, and there w*as much newspa
per and some official talk of suits being
instituted by the government against the
alleged conspirators to force them to dis
gorge all or a portion of their ill-gotten
gains. It was to collect evidence to sup
port the suit they were prosecuting, and
to defend those they believed would be
instituted against them, that Connolly
was employed by Carter, Greene and the
liis position as secretary to then Capt
Carter, had placed him in possession of
e>art information ae to all that was
transpiring, find he was therefore a val
uable man for the purpose of finding mis
laid or lost papers, cornering absent
witnesses, and generally work : ng up the
testimony in preparation for the trial of
Connolly claims that some portion of
the money he was to receive was paid him
on O':coun<t. but thot the bulk of It is still
due. Him ll>ors. he avers, in- finding and
at ranging this testimony, were exacting
and arduous, and if the evidence secured
was to result in the vindication of his
employers and the Indorsement* of their
work, his contention is supported by ill
the provabilities. Evidence of this kind
inui-t have been exceedingly hard to find.
It will be remembered that Connolly
was among the defendants indicted for
conspiracy to defraud the government,
the others lxdng Carter, Greene and the
three Gaynore. He was brought back
from Havana, where he was employed in
the Custom House, by a special agent of
the United States government, and by
permission of Judge Speer and District
Attorney Erwin, v.as released on a small
bond. It was rumored at the time that
he would become, a witness for the gov
ernment against the other defendants and
the correctness of this rumor hat? been
borne out, in the opinion of many persons
familiar with the case, by recent develop
ments in the preliminary investigation in
progress before Commissioner Shields.
A representative of the Morning News
called on Mr. Pope Barrow at his house
last night, and ask-d him about
attachment cases. Mr. Barrow paid:
“Of course, you cannot expect us *o
talk about our cases to the public in ad
vance of a trial. It would not be respect
ful to the court nor fair to either party.
The attachment papers are on file in the
clerk’s office of the City Court, are pub
lic property and tell their own tale.
“.Mr. Connolly has employed Messrs.
Mercer A* Mercer end my firm to bring
suit against Capt. Carter for n balance
due on a contract, end has alwo employed
mv firm alone to bring suit against
Greene and the Gaynors. on a similar
contract. In both cases the con
tracts are in all respects law
ful and binding, and Mr. Connom*
has in good faith, fully performed
them on his part. Nothing remains to
be done but for tho defendants to pay
him what ihev owe him. The work done
by Mr. Connolly is w rth what he charg
ed. At any rate, the defendants thought
so. for p-omitd to pay him what
he ask*. Besides, you will net fail to
r member that Mr. Connolly has present
ed himself and submi'ted to the jurisdic
tion of the court In the conspiracy
chorge, and la now*, and has all the time
1 ecu ready for trial.”
Fl NERAIi OF RICHARD TURNER.
Ill* Remain* Laid to Rest In Laari'l
The funeral of the late Richard Turner,
whose death at Pooler was announeed In
yesterday's Morning News, took place at
Laurel Grove Cemetery at 9 o’clock. Mr.
Turner was In his 61st year. He had been
blind since his youth. He was a member
of Christ Church. He was unmar
ried. but leaves a number of relatives and
many friends mourn his death. The re
in dns were brought to Savannah by the
Central and wore escort*l from the station
to the cemetery.
NYcildvd nt *t. Patrick’s.
Mr. Julius P. Hernandez and Mlsf
A. Die* were married at St. Pat
rick's Church Wednesday aftc noon. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Father
McCarthy. The wedding was quiet one,
and was attended only by the Intimate
friends of the bride and groom. They will
reside at No. 414 Habeiahnm street. Mr.
Hernandez la In the employ of Mr. D.
Ilogan, und I* a well-known young man.
Hi* bride Is an attractive young !*dy.
They received many presents, tkna of
Ihe catccio in which they are h: 4.
GRAND SACRED CONCERT
Yt T>bee Hotel To-day by a Special
Orchestra—Prise* Awarded Yes
Yesterday was a lively day at Tybee.
Miss Georgia Heriot won the ring
awarded gir.a gue*tr.g nearest the num
ber of persons on the Tybee Hotel pa
vilion. and Master Herbert Wickenberry
received the pin awarded 4he boys. There
were upward of fifty orphans on the pa
vilion. none of which shared in these
prizes, so a gold bracelet was offered as
a special prize by Mr. Graham. It was
won by Miss Martha Rogers*
While this will probably be the last
guessing contest of the season, it is not
expected that the season is by any means
The railroad has consented not to with
draw its present excellent schedule to
Tybee and trains will run as usual for
The bath houses are open and suits are
obtainable at half prices Bashing is fine,
ar.d a trip to Tybee is about the most
enjoyable thing a person can find to do
afternoons and evenings.
Avery large crowd will visit the island
10-day. Tide will suit for bathing at a
pleasant hour. A feature of the day will
be the grand sacred concert by a special
orchestra, on the Tybee Hotel pavilion.
FOR FOLLOWING LADIES.
White Man Arrested for Improper
Condnct on Barnard Street.
Though the police made comparatively
few arrests yesterday, some of the cases
were of quite an interesting character.
Arthur James, a colored boy 12 years
old, was sent in by Patrolman Farrell on
the charge of an attempted assault on a
colored girl on the Ogeechee road. A
white man, who is said to be the girl s
employer, will be a witness, and testify
before the Recorder’9 Court w*hen the
case is called.
Another case of more than usual in
ternet. is that of Joe Smith, white, of
Jacksonville, who was arrested by Pa
trolman Martin, on the charge of follow
ing. insulting, and abusing two ladles yes
terday afternoon on Barnard street.
Smith is said to have been drinking, and
to have insulted a number of ladies on
Broughton etreet previous to the case on
which he was arrested.
Willie Green, colored, and Charles Car
ter. also colored, were arretsted by De
tective Stark on charges of burglary and
MAY HR THE ONE WANTED.
‘•Mr. Johnson,’’ Supposed Assailant of
White Child, Arrested.
Detective Garrity yesterday arrested in
the person of Nathan Johnson, otherwise
known as “Mr. Johnson,” the negro, who
!s supposed to have struck a ftttle child
on Barnard etreet some time ago, an ac
count of which was published in the Morn
ing News at the time.
The child w r as found sitting on
in Telfair Place, and said that she had
been struck on the heed and stunned by
a big* negro man. The description she
gave at the time fits Johnson, who is said
to be mentally unbalanced, and to be
in the habit of carrying around with him
either an iron bar or an ax handle, with
which he has frequently threatened chil
dren w*hr> are in the hnbit of teasing him.
The child, who was struck, will be taken
to the barracks today to see if she can
identify the man.
TAKEN FROM UNDER lIIS PILLOW.
Sixty Dollar* Reported Lost by n
Guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. McG. Mayo of this city spent Friday
night at the. Pulaski House and yesterday
when he left his room, he thoughtlessly
left his containing about S6O,
under the pillow of his bed. Mr. Mayo was
absent from the hotel for some time, but
reported later that he had left the prop
erty in the room. A search was made, but
it could not be found.
Detectives Murphy and Garrity were
sent from the barracks in response to a
telephone message notifying Superintend
ent Screven of the loss. They arrested a
chambermaid and a bell boy. but both of
(hem deny any knowledge of the matter.
The money has not yet been found though
both the detectives and Mr. Graham of
the hotel are making every effort to find
Taken for health gives pleasure. Taken
for pleasure gives health—delightful, re
freshing. Sarato gaArondark Water. All
you can drink for five cents at Solomons’
drug store, Bull and Charlton streets.—ad.
RELIEVED IT TOO WARM.
Why Denier Display* Little Mont
on the ionnter* of III* £tnll*.
“Yes, its entirely tco warm to display
meats this time of the year,” he said.
Those who visP the City Market often
will realize the truth of this. It l< rot
pleasant to think of the meat for our ta
bles being stored on counters with the
thermometer creeping towards the hun
dred mark when the refrigerator is the
place for it. Mr. Logan realized this when
he made the remark. During the week he
looks for the return of many old custom
ers, and desires to know the day that he
may promptly begin the fl.ling of orders.
The richest meats the market affords are
io be had of Logan, who will deliver,
* Ither during the week, or Sunday morn
ing, if preferred.—ad.
FStKMinimonn and Sharkey.
These men would say: ‘‘Make no com
mon error to-day alwut your dinner. If
you have a few* rents to spare, feed your
self.” Nobody seems to please your
friends as well as Hicks. He seems to
be able to prepare a dinner just right. He
seems to have the knack of running a res
taurant some better than anybody else.
The menu to-day will be a fine one. Get
’Die ('luilleiige Sale.
Of ladles’ and children’* fine shoes on
bargain counter will be repeated this week.
Remember we give an additional 10 per
cent, off the cut price. Get here early. A.
S. Nichols, 8 Broughton, west.—ad.
A Stearns \\ heel for S2O.
Think of It I A genuine Stearns wheel for
only S3O. Everybody knows the ’97
Stearns wheel. It is a wheel built for
speed and durability; a wheel sold for sloo
and finished to the king’s taste. We
have bought all the factory had and their
equipment includes the 1900 Improve
ments. While they last. S3O is the figure.
Gome early and buy or you will be sorry.
Don’t forget we have the Goodrich tires,
ss.uo the pair. Our repair shop does the
best work. R. V. Connerat, 346-348 Bull.—
lor Almost Nothin**.
We will give off on the cut price rf
men# and boys’ bargain counter shoes
this week on additional 10 per cent, dis
Get here early and get a selection.
Greatest opportunity of your life. A. H.
Nichols, 8 Broughton, wett.—ad.
Th# Plant System excursion train to
Charleston leaves Savannah at 630 a in.
Sundays, tickets #r told at vne dollar tor
Aba round uip.- ad.
TEN DOLLARS A THOUSAND.
WHAT GAS COST THE CONSUMER
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO.
Old Gas Rill. Receipted and Hanging
ta the OtUce of the Mutual Gas
Light Company, Tells the Tale.
Shown That R. Habersham, Esq..
Was Charged IfU for Gas Consum
ed in trvo Month*—Bill Intended to
Discourage Kickers at the Eccen
tricities of the Modern Meter, But
Fall* of Its Intended Effect—Con
sumers Won’t Believe the .Meter
Tells the Truth.
An old receipted gas bill, that hangs in
the office of the Mutual Gas Light Com
pany, tells of the changes [hat have been
wrought in the manufacture and con
sumption of ga9 in the last thirty-five
years, changes that are In themselves,
typical of the advance In ail the mechan
The gas light people keep the old bill
hanging in the office for the purpose of
discouraging these w*ho come to them
with an animated kick, based on the eize
of their bills and the unblushing mendac
ity of their meters. It Is the bill pre
sented by the gaa company of those days
to R. Habersham, Esq., and represents
the gas coneumed in the old Habersham
mansion, on Orleans Square, during the
months of November and December, 1804.
For this period the meter registered 9,100
feet of gas. for w*hich the company made
tho very moderate charge of $lO per thous
and feet. The bill was presented on Jan
4 and poki on Jan. 16. Evidently the com
pany did not consider this the “prompt
payment’’ for which it offered a discount
of 5 per cent., for no reduction appears
to have been made from the face of the
The kickers at gas meters and their ac
complishments. however, are not to be
daunted by this relic of a bygone age.
If the clerk, after laborious effort, suc
:eeds in directing the attention of the
kicker to the bill for s9l, for two months’
qas, the individual with the protest mere
ly pauses to remark that it is an argu
ment In his favor, showing that gas com
panies have not changed with the years,
and proceeds writh his discourse. So that
as a horrible example, it is a horrible
Asa matter of fact, gas has very great
ly improved since thirty years ago. Then
coal gas was universally used, while to
day water gas has almost entirely taken
its place. The new gas Is two or three
times as effective end in cosequence It
is not necessary to use es many jets to
obtain a given amount of light. The re
cent invention of incandescent mantles has
very nearly succeeded in cutting in two
the price of gas, the indirect light ob
tained through the use of the mantle re
quiring not more than half as much gas
as when the light is obtained by direct
The difference of opinion between most
consumers of gns and those who sell it.
in tho matter of the meter, may be de
scribed in a phrase—the latter swear by
It and the former at it. The officers of
the gas company say that it is as im
possible for the meter to register incor
rectly as it is for the leopard to change
his spots, while the consumers swear if
the common, ordinary, every-day gas
meter should so far forget its mission
on earth as to Tell the truth, there would
be a universal cataclysm. That the me4er
might on some rare and festive occasion
beat the company out of the price of a
few feet of gas the more liberal-minded
consumer can be induced to confess, but
that it should “a plain, unvarnished tale
relate” is to them a thing impossible for
the human mind to conceive or believe.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE I,AAV.
Air. Thomas \. Denmark Made n
Member of the Savannah Bnr.
Mr. Thomas N. Denmark was admitted to
the bar of the state in the Superior Court
yesterday morning upon presentation <o
Judge Falligant of his diploma of gradu
ation, with the degree of Bachelor of
Laws, from the law department of the
University of Georgia.
The occasion marked also Mr. Den
mark’s twenty-first birthday, so that he
attained his majority and was admitted
to the practice of ids profession at the
same time. He has spent the time since
his graduation last June in additional
study in the offices of Messrs. Denmark,
Adams & Freeman.
THREE ADDITIONAL TEAMS.
Thirty-five Will Prnlinbly Contest
for De Soto tup Next Month.
Three additional company teams have
notified Col. Cann that they will enter
the rifle contest for the De Soto cup, in
the annual carbine and rifle competition
for the Georgia State Troops that will
take place at the Avondale range on Sept.
3 and 4.
These three companies are from Greens
boro, Fitzgerald and Brownsville, and
their teams make a total of thirty-five
that have reported. It looks now as
though there would be twenty-two teams
from outside Savannah and thirteen from
the city to shoot in the company match.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE "TECH."
Mr. Aaron French's Gift of gr>oo to
Be Competed for September fid.
This opportunity is before the young
men not oniy 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 groat 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
jnd textile engineering, and ils equipment
of these departments is unsurpassed. Its
reputation has been made o.i thorough
ness of instruction of its graduates. Grad
uates of literary colleges are urged to ex
amine the special oourse offered. A coui*(-
at Ihe school Is n necessity to any man.
no mat If • whnt profession he may Intend
to follow. Full particulars and illustrat
ed catalogues may be had by addressing
Lyman Hall, president, Atlanta, Ga.—ad.
No Change In Tybee Schedules I'ntll
The Central of Georgia Railway will not
change schedules between Savannah and
Tybee on Aug. 28., as previously adver
tised. The present schedules will remain
In effect until Sept. 2, inclusive, when the
regular winter schedules will be put Into
effect. J. C. Hail*-, General Passenger
\t Eat Ill's News Depot, 43 lltill Street
Savannah Morning News, New Yoik,
Boston, Philadelphia. Baltimore, Charles
ton (S. C.), Jacksonville, (Fla.), Cincin
nati, New Orleans, Washington, (D. C.),
Chicago, Augueta, (Ga ), Atlanta. Macon,
(Ga.). and oilier prominent dollies; also
the various monthlies and weeklies, new
books and everything else usually found
In flrst-clo# news depots —ad.
( offer Mills Given Assay,
A canister coffea mill fees with one
pound Grand Union Baking Powder, all
this week Best thing out. Grand t'nloti
Tea Company, 110 Broughton atrret, west,
Savannah, Ga, New Tea Slot* -ad
CERTAINTY' VS. UNCERTAINTY.
The Advantage of Annual Dividend*
in Life Insurance Over tlie ‘‘Ton
tine” or Deferred Dividend Plan.
Annual dividends are like the old story,
“A bird in the hand is worth two in the
bush.” With annual dividends there is
no uncertainty, and whether the dividend
be applied to reduction of premium, mak
ing the insurance cost less, or the pur
chase of additions to the policy, thereby
increasing the insurance, the policy hold
er is sure of what he has gof, and it can
not be taken from him nor be eaten up
by future expenses, or in the payment of
enormous commissions and bonuses to
agerts to induJe them to push the “ton
tine” game. The “estimates” of future
"tontine” results are promises to the ear
to be broken to the heart. They are re
ducing year by year, and none of the
figures of surplus to be paid at the end
of the period are as large now as a few
years ego. It is poor Judgment to go into
business with any one for twenty years,
allow them to handle all the funds, reg
ulate salaries and all other expenditures,
and accept their word as final at the end
of the period as to how much or how* lit
tle is coming to you. That is what you
do when you take a “Tontine” or de
ferred dividend policy. The common
wealth of Massachusetts has enacted
laws which prohibit its companies from
doing a tontine business. When the ar
gument of size is brought forward and
the bewildering array of figures is dwelt
upon to induce the admiration of the un
initiated, look for the liabilities* Many
a company with smaller assets is just
as strong, has just as many dollars of as
sets to liabilities/ Size is not always an
indication of strength. Remember that
David Slew Goliath.
The law* of Massachusetts has many
other advantageous features, provides a
guaranteed cash surrender for every year
beginning with the second, stringently
regulates the payment of dividends, and
looks w’ell after the safety and stability
of her companies. The MessaJiusetts
Mutual is the leading Massachusetts com
pany, organized 1851, writes a fair and
square, easily understood policy contract,
and enjoys the hearty indorsement of
every man who Is insured In it. We will
take pleasure in sending you complete
data, sample policy, extracts from the
Massachusetts lows, and other interesting
literature. If you will send your name, age
and address to Harty & Apple, managers
for Georgia. 117 Bay street, east. Savan
Greenville Female College.
The Greenville, (3. C.), College for
young ladies is one of the oldest and best
known educational institutions in the
South. It is noted for i(6 excellent teach
ers and wonderful health record. There
has never been a death at the college in
forty-six years. Greenville is a beautiful
city with pure mountain air and the best
of water. It is an ideal place for the
college. A feature of the college is its
musical department. Great attention has
been given to make this department per
fect. Every practice room is a parlor,
and the student is encouraged and ad
vanced by* the methods employed. Dr.
Murfee, who spent yesterday in the city,
was recently elected president, and is an
able instructor. There are no better ad
vantages offered by educational institu
tions than- those of the Greenville Female
High class ladles’ tailor-made costumes,
made to order from the latest patterns
and most select stock.—ad.
Coffee Mills Given Away.
A canister cOffee mill free with one
pound Grand Union Baking Powder, all
this week. Best thing out. Grand Union
Tea Company, HO Broughton street, west.
Savannah. Ga.. New Tea Store.—ad.
The Heat in Baltimore.
I received your letter and got the Tet
terine without difficulty. I used it this
last time for prickly heat, which it clean
ed off nicely in three days.
I am glad to know that Tetterine is for
sale in Baltimore, as I desire to recom
mend it to my frien-ls. Yours Iruly. Lot
Ensey. Baltimore, Md., Aug. 22, 1900. SO
cents per box at druggists.—ad.
’Wellington to ne Sold.
The beautiful photographic views of
"Wellington," displayed in the show win
dows of Messrs. Theus Bros., and Ludden
& Botes, are attracting much attention.
They certainly represent a magnificent
property, and it is claimed, they only
give a partial idea of its beauties and ad
vantages. There being a pretty spring
water lake, ea’.t water bathing, fishing,
etc., etc., which must be seen to be ap
preciated. Take Thunderbolt cars.—ad.
$24.75 to Chicago anil Return via
Account G. A. R. encampment, tickets
on sale Aug. 25, 26 and 27. final limit Sept.
3, can be extended to Sept.
20 upon payment of fifty cents. James
Freeman, city passenger and ticket agent,
141 Bull street. ’Phones 850.—ad.
Sunday Trips to Brunswick via Plant
The Plant System will sell round-trip
tickets to Brunswick on Sundays, limited
to date of sale, at rate of SI.OO. Trains
leave at 2:10 a. m. and 5:20 a. m.—ad.
The summer is passing, have you taken
in the Plant System Sunday excursions to
Charleston? One dollar for the round trip,
Ladles' Tailor Made Costumes.
High class ladies' tailor-made costumes
mado to order from latest patterns and
most select stock, by G. Fantini, merchant
To nrunswick nnd Return SI.OO via
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. m. and
5:20 a. m.— ad.
Chair cars on Plant System excursions
to Charleston every Sunday; engage your
scats on Saturdays at the Be Soto Hotel
Peachtree street. Atlanta, Ga., under
new management. Cafe of rare excellence
Recommends itse'f for the notable char
acter of Its guts s. Free coachts. Scn
NOW IS THE TIME
To use Johnson's Chill and Fever Tonic,
If you wish to remain at your po.-t of
duty and pas* through September und
October without the loss of u single hour
of time, take a course of Johnson's Chlil
un<l Fever Tonic.
Neither the mountains nor the seashore
can guars ntee such absolute Immunity
from sickness as Johnson's Tonic se
cures to you.
The wise man insures his life and the
wiser man Insures his heolth A bottle
of Johnson's Tonic Is a guarantee of
health. It saves enormous waste of
time, saves vast espendltur*. of
money In die tot's bills and saves human
life when endangered by fever, L*• ti
.tid use nothing else, ad
One Week More
3 Tan Shoe Sale.
A. E. Nettleton’s
• and %
7 "■ 7
Tan Shoes, M
5 worth m*
$5.50 and $6.00.
This Week Only.
Tltt BROUGHTON S T: .WF.ST
ot all kinds
GIN HER COVERING.
and Canvas Belts,
Hose & Packings.
Congress and Whitaker Sts.
TAKE A LOOK
at our line of Second-
Hand Wheels. Some as
good as new and all big
values for the money.
They were taken in trade
for other wheels and can
be sold very low. There
are Clevelands and Ster
lings in the lot.
DO YOU WANT
anew wheel? A Cleve
land with Burwell Bear
ings is the best thing of
the age. Our easy terms
puts it easily in your
We make it a point to sell
Bicycle Sundries cheaper
than the exclusive bi
cycle stores. A large as
sortment of standard
goods always found here.
wn. & H. H. LATTIMORE,
West Congress Street.
| FRUIT JARS.
This is the place
to buy good things
G. W. Allen & Cos,
State and Barnard Sts.
Smii Moratory school
FOR BOY’S BETWEEN * AND
Thorough prc|iaration for college or bus
iness. Boys may enter at any time. Next
fall H e Hchool will be moved to new
quarters fully equipped for
A MILITARY SCHOOL.
Further particulars from the principal.
ORMOND B. STRONG,
Ist ngt n House, Highlands, N. C.
Catalogue* may be bed for the asking
at Hoiomons' Bull street drug store.
West Broad and Haris streete,
opposite Central Depot.
Modem appointment. Convenient to ail
street car linen. Hates Ii 24 and 111# •*“*
U <*> per day Mingle meal J*c.
ad. J. fATERU, Manage#.