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TALK OF MAYORALTY TIMBER.
POLITICIANS FIGI'RING ON CANDI
DATE FOR MU NICIPAL ELECTION.
Mayor Myers. Aid. Tiedeman. Col.
Nlerrit Dixon and Aid. J. SI. Dixon
May Line I p— Liberal Club Faction
May Support Aid. Tiedeiuan ir He
Will Make the Race—. Selection of
County Executive < oiumittee Yet
Something over four months before a
municipal election makes the discussion
of probable candidates a little prema
ture. Notwithstanding this, much casual
talk is going the rounds, and what is
more, if indications are not deceptive, sev
eral are fortifying their fences for a po
litical setro. When the time for nominat
ing a Citizen Club candidate for mayor
comes in December it seems certain sev
eral will be groomed and willing for the
Probably the most important declara
tion made since the talk of the approach
ing municipal election started was made
yesterday by a well-known politician who
formerly affiliated with the Liberals, and
Is, to all appearance®, still with that
party. He said he would not be surprised
if the Citizens have everything their own
way. When neked to explain he said:
“While it is too early to tell who may
run. except what prospective candidates
give out unintentionally from time to
time by their talk and actions, a few*
things are apparent now. he said. “In
the first place, it must be understood
that the Incidental expenses of a munici
pal campaign in Savannah are anywhere
from Jl2 Ono o $15,000, which depends upon
the opposition to be overcome. Which
party will be best able to raise money m
the ooming campaign? This don’t re
quire an answer. The policy of the pres
ent administration has been such as to
place it in harmony with classes who
desire to keop ii in power. Tf the party
3n power As in position to provi.de a larger
campaign fund than its opponent, it is ap
parent which will have the advantage lu
controlling the negro vote, which will
cut the usual part in fh.* election. Judg
ing from the present outlook. I should not
be surprised if the Citizens’ nominee for
mayor doesn't have a pretty clear sweep,
provided there are no splits that would
turn many of their supporters to an op
“People who have studied the organiza
tion of parties in this and other commu
nities know that heelers want to know
w'here they stand, and if they are not i
taken proper . are of. the opposing party i
may get the benefit of their services.
When a party has too many tosses to !
humor and jobs without work to dispense, j
dissension may follow that will start the '
organization of another party. An evi
dence of these shifts is the turning of a
Jarge element of the Irish from the Lib
erals to the Citizens in the last municipal
fight. Unless there Is another turn like
the last on the part* of the Irish
voters it does not seem there is much
show for an opposing party, in the face
of organization and pretty good resources
to draw upon.”
Four men are being talked of as candi
dates for the Citizens Club nomination for
Mayor. They are Mayor Myers. Merritt
tv. Dixon, Alderman James M. Dixon and
Alderman George W. Tiedeman. It is
likely these gentlemen would decline to
discuss the prospective race, though they
cannot help being discussed by their
friends. Whether it is a live topic or not.
it may be reasonably Inferred that if
either has heard the buzz of the mayor
eltv bee he is not neglecting opportunities,
even at this early day, to strengthen his
fences. Those mentioned know whether
they would accept if the nomination were
tendered, but their friends probably do
not know, or at least, none other than
their confidential friends.
Thai edit clan who eentured to r manee
somewhat with a Morning News reporter
about the coming elect on was asked if
he did not think the possibility of four
candidates might lend to dissension
by reason of disappointments. He
■was evidently familiar with the diploma
tic way Citizens Club candidates were
pacified in the re-ent primary, and who
it was that succeeded in bringing about
an apiaeat settlement Just be fire the
recent primary for county officers, when
"Did the candidates for the nomination
for sheriff fall out?”
The members of the I-Iberal Club who
are most active in their allegiance to that
faction of the party in Chatham county
etill assert, however, that they will Jiave
a candidate In the field. Who he is they
are not adding, to say. possibly because
they don’t know but they are determined,
apparently, that they will make the fight
for the mayoralty and membership on the
Some of them say they will support Al
derman George W. Tiedeman, in case he
announces his w.lingness to make the
race. While Alderman Tiedeman has
been aligned with the Citizens’ Cluh In pol
itics, yet he is not very much of a partl
zan, and his admirers and supporters
branch out into a very much wider field.
Some of those members of the Liberal
Club who have signified their willingness
to give him their support for the mayor
alty are prominent In the counsels of
their faction, and active always in ad
vancing the interests and working for the
election of its candidates. That they have
taken the poslilon outlined is indicative
of the fact either that they have given up
hope of having a candidate of their own
In the field, or that they expect to make
Mr. Tiedeman their standard bearer, if he
can be induced to serve in that capacity.
Meantime the question of the selection
of an executive committee of the party
for Chatham county has never been decid
ed. After the last election the eu|iporers
of Mr. Osborne announced to the support
ers of Mr. Hartridge their approval of a
plan for the selection of a committee,which
Mr. Hartridge and his friends were asked
also to approve. The suggested plan pro
vided that each faction should choose
twelve members of the committee mid
that Mr. T. Mayhew Cunningham, Jr.,
should be made the twenty-fifth member
and the chairman. Mr. Hartridge ind
others of the Liberal Club leaders signified
at the time their approval of this plan,
but for some reason nothing has ever
been done about it and it seems to hive
fallen through. The Citizens Club people
eiy they have always been ready to name
their twelve members of the committee,
but they have never been able to get the
opposition to act.
It is now being suggested that an ap
peal be made to Hon. F. G. dußlgnon,
chairman of the State Democratic Execu
tive Committee, asking him to order nn
election for the choice of on executive
committee, for the county. As the fac
tions seem unable to get together and
the selection of a committee Is generally
regarded as essential to the best inter
ests of the parly, it is very probable that
this course will be adopted.
•'MI Di-biti:h movie normal.
Weather To-day noil To-morrow
W ill He Genera Ily Fair.
Savannah enjoyed comparatively cool
veather again yesterday. The maximum
temperature whs *0 degrees, and the min
imum 72, giving n mean of sl, an excess
above normal of only 1 degree
The atate forecast for to-dav and to
morrow is generally fair weather, and
light south winds.
When we have good blood we are
healthy, strong, vigorous und full of life
and .I."gy, 1 local a hut tuparllla mak
good Wood.- gd.
THE COLLEGE AND MISSIONS.
President Cromer of Newberry Col
lege At Lutheran Church.
Mr. George B. Cromer, president of
Newberry College, Newberry, S. C., ad
; dressed the congregation of the Luther
; an Church of the Ascension last night on
j “College Education and Missions.’’
“The question that dominates the life
! of The people,” he said. “is. 'Does it pay?’
j It is the question of a commercial spirit,
i and must be answered In presenting any
; business enterprise. I will apply it to
I two phases of church work—education and
“First,” he said, “I will take up the
I question, ’Does it pay The young man to
; go to college?’ The question is angered
j best by a little book that was written
, some time ago by a prominent teacher
lof this country. The book is mainly sta
| tistical and shows a lot of information
j not generally familiar to the people, or,
jif known at all, not fully realized. The
j writer states that of The entire male pop
ulation of the country not more than 1
i per cent, has attended college.
“The places of prominence that have
been attained by this or.e ir cent, of
college bred in proportion to those
obtained by others who have not been
11 college is really startling. A table of
statistics that the writer has- compiled
shows that to the ranks of the college
bred men can be accrcdit-d thirty-six
per cent, of congressmen, fifty-seven of
senators, fifty-five of presidents, nearly
the same proportion of vice presidents,
fifty-five per cent, of cabinet officers,
sixty-seven of Justices of the Supreme
Court and eighty-five of chief justices.
“Dr. Twing, who carefully investigated
the matter states that of the fifteen thou
sind prominent Americana that ate men
tioned in Appleton’s Encyclopedia of Bi
ography. five thousand three hundred and
twenty-six are college brei men, a pro
portion of more than thirty-three per
“What is the significance of this?
There is but one answer and that Is that
the man whose intellect has been trained,
whose faculties have been developed and
whose powers are at their b st is better
fitted to grappl- with the problems of
the day than is the man who has not
had this education.
“There are many prominent self-made
men. men who have acquired vast for
tunes and who h ive by sheer force,
strength, and genius achieved prominence
in all the walks of life, but their lives
are not complete. Depew says: ‘lt has
been my privilege during twenty-five years
as attorney and counsel to know inti
mately hundreds of men who have acquir
ed millions, but whose* regret was dee-p
and profound that they did not have an
education, and who so realized the advan
tages. or rather the need of it, that rather
than have iheir boys feel the same want
were ready to sacrifice whole fortunes.
This is an answer to the question “Does
Mr. Cromer applied the same question to
the mission work of the church. “We
pay' too little regard,” he said, “to those
things that we cannot see, things that
cannot be measured in dollars and
cents. The questions of do mis
sions pay should not be Judged in re
sults.but ir. the motive that prompts them;
and the motives that underlie missions are
the same that underlie the Christian
"Especially since the recent trouble with
the Boxers in China hns this question,
Do Mission* pay?” been agitated. From
a commercial viewpoint if may mot, but
here again it is the underlying motive und
ultimate results that should be considered.
“Taken from a merely human standi>oint
what of the life of the Apostle Paul, did
it pay? He was dragged out of a city and
stoned to death. Did it pay? Let the civi
lization of Europe and America* answer.
And even look at that greater life, the life
of the Lord of heaven and earth; p<*> r .
despised, spit upon, and crowned with
thorns, nailed to the tree and dying amidst
the jeers of the rabb’te. Was not hi* life
from the human standpoint the ghastliest
failure earth ever saw? Did it pay? Let
Continuing the same line of thought.
Mr. Cromer said that the true philosophy
of missions was to be found in perform
ing the injunctions put upon us in the
Bible and b-aving the results to God. “It
Is the motive,” he said, "that counts."
Hr enjoined upon his hearers the leeson
taught by the three Inscriptions over the
door of a cathedral in Italy. Under a
wreath of rosea isNwritten. “All pleasure
is but for a moment,” and under a cross.
“All that troubles is but for a moment, ’
while under it crown is written. “That
only is immortal whieh is eternal.”
The college of which Mr. Cromer is
president is under the oonfrol and aus
pices of the Lutheran Synod of South
Carolina. It is of quite a large size, and
in a mast prosperous condition, having
grown steadily in the number of Its pu
pils for several years. Last year the en
rollment was 174 and this year it is ex
pected that the number will be even larg
er. Mr. Cromer, who has been the guest
of Rev. M. J. Epting during his stay in
Savannah, will leave to-night for New
DEATH OF CLARY ISA Sll \W.
Peaceful Fniling of a Sad Young
Miss Clara Isa Shaw\ second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Sha'w, died at
6 o’clock: this morning at the home of her
parents, No. 121 Gaston street, west. Her
death had been expected for several
days and came a* a happy release from
year* of suffering. The closing hours cf
life were those of unconsciousness
and the end came peacefully.
Miss Sivaw' would have been 17 years old
In November. When a child of four
years she fell from her nurse’w arms and
received spinal injuries which made her
an invalid with little hope of recove r v.
| Every care th.it her devoted parents
could render was given her. All that sur
gical skill could do was done to make her
life one of usefullneas, but nothing w’ns of
j avail and gradually death drew' near,
j Her remains will be taken to Macon to
i night and the funeral will take place
there to-morrow afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Shaw’ have the deepest
i sympathy of many friends In their be
j renvement, made doubly sad by the ten
j der love they bore their child.
DEATH OF JOHN HARRISON.
Faithful Olil Messenger of Connell
Died ut Savannah Hospital.
Mr. John Harrison, messenger of the
City Council, died at 11 o’clock last night
; at the Savannah Hospital, ufter a short
illness. Mr. Harrison was taken to the
j hospital Friday. The announcement of
| his death will be received with regret
jby many people. For many years, ex
cept during the administrations immedi
ately preceding tiro present one, Mr. Har
rison had been a familiar figure about the
City Exchange. Always courteous and
obliging, he had friends in every walk
of life. He had been a widower for
years. He was a member of Zerubbnlxd
Lodge of Masons and of the Odd Fel
lows and was a faithful member of both
societies. His remains were removed
from h# hospital to Fox Ar Weeks* un
dertaking rooms this morning. His fun
et*l will take place from Christ Church
Ordered to WI lin lug tun llnrrao.
Mr. W. A. Mhchell, assistant observer
at the Weather Bureau, left yesterday
morning for Wilmington, N. C., where he
has been called to take temporary charge
of the Weather Bureau on account of ihe
lilluts* trf observer ui lUM plaw*
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1900.
SLEW HIM WITH A BRICK.
GEORGE POWELL, COLORED, DIED
FROM A Mt RDERER’S BLOW.
(ioarrrllrri With . Negro Knoirn to
the Police a-* “Eywi"- ,4 Eye*"\\ ait
e<l for film on Harrlion Street nnd
Crashed in Ills *kull With n Hriek
and Ears ped-Two Witnesses of
the Attack—Powell Walked to Ills
Home and Died in a Few Hours.
George Powell, colored, died shortly af
ter 8 o’clock yesterday morning as the
result of a blow received on the head
late the night before. The wound was
mad# bra brick hurled with murderous
intent by another negro known as “Eyes.”
According to the story of Ben McGraw.
colored, a friend of the dead man, and
who was within a few feet of him when
he received his death wound, the row’ in
which Powell received his death began
at he market. Powell and “Eyes,” Mc-
Graw said, had some words then, but he
did not know what about. The row, he
thought, had been satisfactorily settled,
though he heard “Eyes" say as he went
away, “You all know' who I am. I am
Eyes,’ and I w’on’t stand no fooling.”
After leaving the market, McGraw said,
he and Powell went as far as Harrison
and West Broad streets. Just as they
turned into Harrison street he noticed
“Eyes” standing a little way off, leaning
against a telegraph pos*. but he paid no
attention to him, thinking the row of the
earlier part of the night had been satis
factorily’ adjusted. He met near the cor
ner of the streets a friend, Willie Page,
and stopped to talk to him, while Powell,
who was waiting for him. stood a few feet
away. Within a few minutes he heard
something fall, and turning toward ffcw
ell, saw him lying on the ground. He
was unable to see what had struck him,
but, Turning around, saw’ “Eyes” run
ning up Harrison street.
McGraw went to the prostrate man and
helped him up, at the same time asking
what was the matter with him. He was
told that “Eyes” had struck him on the
head with a brick. A hasty examination
of the injured man’s head failed to show
any wound, though he complained that it
hurt him. McGraw suggested that they
go to a doctor, but Powell decided Instead
lo go to his father's house on Lumber
street, and he managed to walk there ap
parently but little the word© for the blow.
Shortly after he got home, however, he
became unconscious and as he apparently
grewr worse hp was removed about 5
o’clock in the morning to the home of his
sister in Gwinnett lane, near Montgomery
street. Dr. Corson was summoned, but
reached the house a short time before the
Coroner Goette made an examination of
the dead man in the afternoon and said
that the right side of his skull had been
crushed in by the blow’. It Is probable that
hf* will hold an inquest to-day.
No report of the matter was made to the
police authorities until after the man died.
“Eyes” had in the meantime made his
escape, but another negro named “Toes,”
who is eaid to have been with “Eyes" at
the time of the assault was arrested by
Detective Garrity and is now in the lock
up. He says that he had no part what
ever in the assault, but was a witness to
it, and that “Eyes” is the man who threw
So far as is known Powell, before his
death, made no statement relative to the
quarrel, nor any explanation of the as
A VARIETY OF PRISONER*.
VarlnnM Change* Against Sunday’*
Henry Green, a fifteen-year old colored
boy, will be before the Recorder this
morning on a charge of steallg bras*.
When arrested by De ec'ive Stark he ha i
a bag of old brass that he was trying to
sell. He said that he knows nothing of
ihe plunder other than it was given to
him to sell by two other boys.
Mary Green, a colored woman employ
ed by Mis H. Singer, was arrested by
Detective Stark at the request of Mr.-.
Singer, who charges the with
sealing a pocket book containing $7. The
Green woman admi s taking the proper
ty. but varies considerably in her siories
of its disposition. At first she said that
she had sent it to a sister who lives out
of the city, then she said that she heu)
bulled it in a cellar. The money has noi
yet been recovered.
Bristow Hunter, colored, was arrested
by Patrolman Russell on the charge of
picking the pockets of William Lucas of
A colored woman, who refused to give
her name, but who proved herself a tar
tar. was arrested at West Broad street
nnd Perry lane by Patrolman Connelly.
The charge on which she was arrested
was disturbing divine worship, and was
preferred by Rev. William Johnson. The
woman cursed and abused the arresting
officer, and after being Inlcen to the bar
racks, objected to being searched and
fought and clawed Ik*h the turnkey and
Patrolman Frank Smith, giving the lat
ter a badly scratched w’rlst as a souvenir
of her cat-like powers.
A SUNDAY TENDERLOIN ROYV.
YVhite Men Mode n “RotiKh House'*
nnd One Man Yrrcsted.
There was a hot time early yesterday
morning in the tenderloin resort kept by
Ivey Pounder on Price street. A number
of white men who were in the house be
came displc ised with the colored musi
cian. kept tor the entertainment of guests,
and tried to throw him out of the w indow .
They didn’t succeed, but smashed the
sash in the attempt. They made their
escape before the arrival of the police
man who had been summoned.
Shortly after, A. A. Johnson, white,
went to the house, and in an altercation
with the proprietress, tore her clothes and
was otherwise so disorderly that he was
turned over to Patrolman M. Davis, who
took film to the stntlon house. He will be
given an opportunity to explain his con
duct to the Recorder this morning.
Earnings of the Central.
The earnings of the Central of Georgia
Railroad for the week ending the second
week of August were $106,095, against $86.-
164 last year, and from Jan. 1 to the end of
the week mentioned $3,668,727. against $3.- ,
227.567 tor the corresponding period In i
IM*9 The Increase for the second week j
(ollldrd With Senltusrd Pier.
Standard Oil tug No. 2, towing barge
No. 68. while leaving naval stores slip No.
1 of the Seaboard docks yesterday morn
ing, collided with the pier, or, rather,
the barge did, tearing away the piling
for aome distance and damaging the pier
considerably. Jhe barge was slightly
damaged, but not to prevent going €o sea
Chair cars on Plant Bystem excursions
to Charleston every Hunday. engage your
seats on Ha turd* > mt ihe D* Hole livlel j
tlkkei eftkc.-A& 1
CRIMINAL TRIAL# GO OYER.
Case* of Joe Lloyd and Other* Await
ing Return of Solicitor.
There will be no criminal trials in the
Superior Court this week or the week
following. Solicitor General W. W. Os
borne is now enjoying a well and hard
earned vacation tU Atlantic City, and no*
until his return to Savannah will any
! criminal business be taken up. Mr. Os
borne is expected back about Sept. 8.
Among the cases that await the return
of Mr. Osborne is that of the state
I against Joe. Lloyd, who has been indicted
| by the grand Jury for the murder of Mo
torman Lucius B. Varnadoe. Lloyd and
James Bilge, the latter still at liberty,
were jointly indicted w’ith Seaborn Hayes
for the murder, though they did not act
ually participate in the killing. The cir
j ( umstances in evidence show, however,
that they were active in formulating the
plot and were present, for the purpose of
aiding and abetting the commission of
the crime, when the principal criminal
fired the cowardly and fatal shots.
Edward Gardner and Josh Miller have
also been indicted for offenses connected
with the murder of the motorman. Both
tie charged with being accessories after
the fact, in that they sheltered and pre
vented the arrest of Hays after the com
mission of tiie crime. The murderer spent
the day fallowing the killing in Gardner’s
I room and the remainder of the week, up
to the very minute of his arrest, at the
home of Joeh Butler, near the Ogeechee
road, six or eevei> miles from the city.
These ore among the cases that await
j'the return of the solicitor general to the
j city. Whether he will try them before
j expiration of the present term or de
fer the trials until the November term of
the court, cannot be stated in his ab
sence. It is customary for Judge Falli
gam either to adjourn the court for the
term or to place it under recess during
the first week of September at the lat.
erft. and if this plan is followed this year
the cases will go over until the next
Judge Feil gant, disappointed by the
pressure of ui expected court business in
bMng able to take his vacation when he
j wanttd it, has about decided to try Ba
j vannah as a summer resort for the rest
I of the hot weather. If the solicitor gen
eral should d-< i e therefore, that he
would like to try the c trainal cases on
the do ket before the adjournme.it of the
Precent term, It is not Ike y that the
court will throw obstacles In ihe way of
FISHING FLEETS IN TRIM.
Terrapin nnd Oyster Seanon* Will
Open Thl* Week.
The terrapin and oyster men are ready
for the advent of the first month with
an “R” in it, when, according to tradi-
the terrapin and oyster are in con
dition to help-mankind live and make a
living. Schooners, sloops and other sail
ing craft that have been laid up during
the summer have been refitted and paint
ed and otherwise made ready for the
The fishing fle:ts of Thunderbolt, .Wil
mington Island, Isle of Hope, Cedar
Hammock and Beaulieu are moving south
ward into the rivers and sounds to such
pjints as experience has taught those
aboard are good jla es to find oysters
or terrapin. Yesterday and Saturday
there was o constant procession of ves
sels passing by Isle of Hope, on their
way thr ugh Skldaway narrows, the
toute taken by fishing boats bound
S .vannah s favorite salt-water resorts
are headquarters for terrapin, as well as
thi source of supplies of the oysters for
which this city is famous. At Thunder
bolt, Islo of Hope, and Beaulieu are large
terrapin “crawls’’ or farms where the
captured soup-maker is kept and ffd un
til shipped to New* York, Philadelphia,
Baltimore and other cities where he con
ns s evenly with his celebrated brother
of Chesapeake Bay.
The terrapin and oyster business of
the waters contiguous to Savannah gives
employment to thousands of m#n during
the seas n, and in a few’ weeks the crowd
of co’ored men who can be seen loitering
around lue salt-water resorts during the
summer wi 1 have disappeared to be
no more until the summer comes again.
YVEATHEIt M ITS FARMERS.
Their Hay I* Being Gathered While
the Sun Shine..
There is probably but one class of per
sons about Savannah to whom the pre
vailing and but very casually interrupted
spell of dry weather has brought a state
of mind approaching content. These are
the ruck farmers.
Since they have completed gathering
| and shipping their crop* of vegelables,
[ the farmers have been busily engaged In
harvesting hay. for the consumption of
their stock during the coming year and
for sale In the city. The hay Is made
from the crow's foot and crab grass, that
springs up of itself after the land bus
been cleared of the crops. The only
preparation the farmers make Is to har
row the ground, the grass does the rest,
and if, at the time of harvest, heavy
rains do no< result, the crop is heavy
Hence It Is that the farmers are not
complaining at the absence of rain. They
are making hay while the sun shines,
and they don't care to experience a
change in weather conditions until this
part of (heir year's work has been .com
TI4IKF GNTKRKD BY TRANSOM.
Itut After Getting in t. Smith*. Store
lie Decided to Get Out.
The thief that entered B. Smith's store.
No. 12 Broughton street, east, about 9
o’clock last nighl showed clever tactics In
entering, but could not apparently devise
a way to get oft with plunder. Policeman
Tullis was trying the store doors in that
vicinity when he found Smith's door open,
whereupon he called fellow officers and
! made a search. No thief could be found
in the building.
A turned (ransom and the removal of
screws from ihe door lock indicated that
the thief entered at the transom, and
then tampered with the lock to make his
escape. Of course, the officers could not
tell whether anything was missing from
the store. The safe was Intact, however,
and to all appearances nothing had been
removed from the building. The supposi
tion was that the thief abandoned his In
tention after entering the huilding, and
got out the best way possible.
While the officers were making their
search a large crowd gathered in front
of the store, and continued lo grow until
the officers left.
Since 1823 Wilson whiskey has been be
fore Ihe public. It has stood the test of
time and to-day Is regarded as the high
est grade whiskey offered the consumer.
Wilson whiskey Is known the world over
for Its purity and excellence, and Is sold
everywhere. The Savannah Grocery Com
pany represents in this territory the man
ufacturers, the Wilson Distillery Com- I
pany, and are the appointed distributors j
for Savannah, Orders sent to the Savan- !
nah Grocery Company will have prompt
and carefull attention.
The summer la passing, have you taken J
in the Plant System Sunday excursions to '
CharlssiooT uas dollar for tbs round (rip. ,
TO TRY CORPORAL HARRIS.
COrRT-.MANTI.IL WILL BEGIN IT*
\on-Comm issioneri Officer of Repub
lican Bine* ( barged With Insub
ordination, Breaking Yrre* t nnd
Other Military Offenses Conrt-
Mnrtinl Will Sit Mt the Armory of
the First Regiment of Infantry.
Lieut. D. C . Harrow, Detailed Judge
Advocate, Will Prosecute and
Capt. J. F. (ann Defend the Ac
cused— C lrcmnstauces Said to Miti
The general court-martial, directed by
order* from the office of the adjutant gen
eral, to assemble for the trial of Corp.
Harris of the Republican Blues, and oi
such other alleged offenders against the
martiai lawr as may be brought before it,
will begin its sessions at the armory of
the First Regiment of Infantry to-night.
The detail for the court is as follows:
Lieut. Col. Thomas S. Wylly, Jr., presi
dent; Maj. Thomas Screven, Capt. Pat
rick Gleason, Capt. Charles H. Richard
son, Second Lieut. George H. Richter,
First Lieut. David C. Barrow, judge ad
vocate. All of the members of the gen
eral court-martial are officers of the First
Regiment of Infantry and residents of
Savannah, so that no inconvenience will
because of their absence from their
homes during their attendance upon the
sessions of the court.
Capt. J. Ferris Cann will act as counsel
for the defendant. While the charges
brought against Corpl. Harris by the com
manding officer of his company are rather
grave breaches of military discipline, it
is understood that the circumstances sur
rounding them tend to miiigate rather
than to enhance their gravity and tha
none of them call for or demand the more
severe methods of punishment which
courts-martial are vested with power to
inflict, under the military law of the
One of the charges, for instance, is bas
ed upon his breaking arrest. The de
fendant claims that the facts in this mat
ter are that he was placed under arrest
for tw’o days because he was four minutes
late at guard mount and that he served
most of the sentence. When It had about
expired he got tired of his acquaintance
with durance vile and made his escape
through the window of the car.
The evidence that will be adduced gives
good promise of being rather more than
intersting. It is understood that the
charges brought against Harris have pro
duced something like a division in his
company, the men being by no means
unanimous in approving the action that
has been taken. Something of this state
of facts is likely to come out through the
examination of witnesses during the ses
sion of the court-martial.
The sessions of the court will be held In
public and it is probable that there will be
a number of Interested spectators. It Is
rare that a tribunal of this character as
sembles in Savannah, this being the first
of which the members were officers of the
state service that has held session here
for a number of years. The last experi
ence of this kind offered Savannahian*
was in the military tribunal that tried
Capt. Oberlln M. Carter and adjudged him
guilty. Though the one that is to begin
its sessions to-night does not approach that
great one in interest or importance it is
yet sufficient of a rarity to attract the at
tention of the public.
The rarity of state courts-martial up to
the last few years is probably to be ex
plained by the defective condition of the
stale Jaws by which they were governed.
The court had very small powers, being
limited as to punishment to the infliction
of a relatively small fine and a dishonor
able discharge from the state service. It
might punish for contempt by imprison
ment, but this power was analogous to
that of a juctice of the peace and the
sentence could not exceed five hour*.
Under the last law' governing the mili
tary, enacted by the general assembly, the
powers of the courts, as has been pre
viously noted in the Morning News, have
been very greatly enlarged ar.d Increased.
For certain violations of the mi itary law,
they now have power to punish ns for a
misdemeanor, an elastic sentence which
may amount in the aggregate to a fine of
SI,OOO and eighteen months’ imprisonment,
twelve on the county chain gang and six
in Jail. So that to be brought before one
of these tribunals Is now rather a serious
matter for an officer or enlisted man of
the slate service.
It was probably because, the powers of
the courts-martial were so limited that
they had fallen fo greatly Into disuse for
the punishment of military offenders.
They could inflict no penalty that could
not almost as well be attended to by the
Governor, as commander-in-chief of the
forces, and there was. therefore, no real
reason to incur the trouble and annoyance
of assembling a court-martial. Enlistments
are now for two years, the military law is
strict and it is probable that the courts
martial will be much more common in the
future than they have been in the past.
AT THE THEATER.
Woodward-Warren Co's Engage
ment Open. To-ntglit.
The Woodward-Warren Company will
open a week's engagement to-night with
Nat Goodwin’s comedy "A Gold Mine."
The company has been seen here several
seasons, but this year has been consider
ably strengthened. It will play the en
tire week, except to-morrow nights
The Constitution says of the company’s
appearance in Atlanta:
“The company opened the season at tho
Columbia to- one of the largest houses
ever assembled In the house. Kvery seat
was taken and many were forced lo
stand throughout the evening. ‘The
Great Diamond Mystery' was presented
in a thoroughly enjoyable manner. It
proved an excellent melodrama, with plen
ty of comedy to enliven the more serious
parts of the play. Woodward has sur
rounded himself with probably the best
company he has ever brought to Atlanta.
Nearly all are new* to local theater-goers.
Although last night's performance was the
.first time the company had played to
fcether, everything went smoothly, show
ing good stage management. Guy Wood
wind pleased his many friends In the role
of Grampus Green. Charles Middleton, an
old favorite, filled the roll well. Edwin
Houghton gave a good portrayal of Jim
Brandon. Miss Lula Rumley, a captivat
ing little blonde, delighted every one as
“The specialties of Charles Milton, the
Rutnley sisters and Guy Woodward were
received with much applanse.”
To-morrow night Hermann nnd his
tricks will be at the theater. The five fa
■ mous Nosses. musical experts, give a niu
[ steal act of half an hour’s duration, dur
ing which selections from popular operas
are sung. B|ieeial scenery Is carried fur
the act. The scene represents a public
square in Venice and Ihe entrance of
the entertainers is made In a gondola,
from which the strains of the mandolin
ore heard The coetumes worn are typi
cal of the 16th century.
At Eetlll'e News Depot, 45 Ball gtreet
Savannah Morning News, New fork.
Boston, Philadelphia, Balt'more, Charles
ton (S C), Jacksonville. (Fls.), Cincin
nati, New Orleans. Washington. (D. c.),
Chicago, Augusts, (Os ), Atlanta, Macon,
(Ga ). and other prominent dallies, also
the vsriou* monthlies and weeklies,
hook, stud ev-rythlng else usually fptt/id
i lu flrit-ctats pews depots.—d.
Mr. George S. Wolford of Atlanta is at
Mr. R. A Allen of Macon is registered
at the Pulaski.
Mr. W. A. Davies of Augusta is a guest
of the Screven.
Mr. C. L. Huggins of Thayre is a guest
of the Screven.
Mr. W. O. Donovan of Lyons is a guest
of the Screven.
Mr. N. L. Hughs of Wadley is register
ed at the Screven.
Mr. J. J. Windham of Butler is register
ed at the Pulaski.
Mr. tV. C. Holmes of Waycross is regis
tered at the Pulaski.
Mr. George O. Berry of Columbus is a
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. I. Goldenberg of Fitzgerald is regis
tered at the Screven.
Mr. J. L. Shelton of Douglas is regis
tered at the De Soto.
Mr. S. Tate and wife of Pensacola are
guests of the De Soto.
Mr. S. Brown is spending some time at
Lookout Inn. Tennessee.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Henderson of Davis
boro are guests of the Pulaski.
Mrs. W. T. Peacock and Miss Vida Hunt
of Vidalia are guests of the Pulaski.
Mr. M. Booth of Hagan was in the city
yesterday and stayed ai the Pulaski.
Mr. C. M. Sweat and Miss Sweat of
Waycross are guests of the Screven.
Mr. R. O. Jones of Columbia was among
the arrivals at the Screven yesterday.
Mr. J. B. Harris of Tifton was in the
city yesterday, a guest of the Screven.
Mr. F. B. McDonald of Waycross was in
the city yesterday, a guest of the Screven.
Mr. W. 11. Bhtch, Jr., of Blitch was
among the arrivals at the Pulaski yester
Messrs. A. Earle Boozer, L. K. Philpot
and Leonard Philpot are guests of the De
Mr. J. T. Parker of Rocky Ford was
among the arrivals at the Screven yes
Dr. A. M. Rountree of Adrian was in
the city yesterday and stayed at the
Mr. W. C. Billow's, Jr., of Beaufort was
in the city yesterday, a guest of the
Mr. J. W. Hiscox of Atlanta spent yes
terday with his friends, Mr. and Mrs.
Jno. W. Sanders.
Mr. C. D. Hardwick and Miss Gertrude
Hardwick of Tennllle were among yester
day’s arrivals at the Pulaski.
Mr. R. Gray Dwelle of Millen and Mr.
E. B. Johnson of Millen were among the
arrivals at the Pulaski yesterday.
Col G. B. What ey and Master G. B.
Whatley, Jr., left by the Central of Geor
g a Railway last night for Atlanta.
Mr. J. M. Barnard. Jr., has returned *o
the city from his summer home, Hyan
nisport. Mass. He arrived last night on
the Kansas City.
$24.75 to ( hlcago and Return Tin
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 cenrs. James
Freeman, city passenger and ticket agent,
141 Bull street. ’Phones 850—ad.
Sunday Trip* 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.
To Brnnswick nnd Return 81.00 via
the Plant System, Sunday.
In addition to the Charleston Sunday
excursion*, 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.
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.
Paulding's Pippin Cider.
This celebrated pure, apple juice cider,
made in Long Island, can be had in pint
or quart bottles, direct from the manufac
turers, with their own stamp, at Lippman
Brothers. Druggists, Savannah. Ga.—ad.
For Over Fifty Years.
Mr3. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been
used for children teething. It soothes the
child, softens the gums, allays all pain
cures wind colic, and is the best remedy
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bottle,
P. P. P., a wonderful medicine; It gives
an appetite; it Invigorates and strength
ens. P. P. P. cures rheumatism and al;
pains in the side, back and shoulders,
knees, hips, wrists and Joints. P. p. p
cures syphilis in all its various stages,
old ulcers, sores and kidney complaint, p
P. P. cures cotarrah, eczema, erysipelas,
all skin diseases and mercurial poisoning
P. P. P. cures dystH-psia, chronic female
complaints and broken-down constitution
and loss of manhood. P. P P ,h e -best
blood purifier of the age, has made more
permanent cures than all other blood rem
edies. Lippman Bros., sole proprietors
A Dellrtons .Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer is an elegant cigar
and is truly a delightful enjoyment to
inhale the fumes of this fine tobacco; it
is evhllarating and delicious.
See that the name of Herbert Spencer
Is on every wrapper of every cigar, with
out which none are genuine.
The Herbert Spencer cigars are only
sold by the box of 50. Conchas at $3.50, and
Perfeetos, $4.50 at Lippman Bros., whole
sale druggists, Barnard and Congress
streets, of this city.—ad.
"Anew line of ekgant fire proof safes
from the largest manufacturers l n the
United States can be se -n at Lippman
Bros., wholesale druggists in this city.
Price and quality will be of Interest."
“It fared Me.”
"Greybeard 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 a
Take Graybeard Pills for that dizzy
feeling—Lost appetite, and follow It up
with a bottle of Graybeard. It Is a n you
need. Respess Drug Cos., sole props..
A High-Grade Institution for Ladles
Shorter College, Roma, Ga. Write for
—Tess—Were there any marrying men
down at the shore?
Je*—Yts; It wes awf. lly aggravating
Jcss-Ys; thtrt were four mlnlstsrs
OSU 7? ot ,h * thers
—Midsummer Research.-"! haven't
he-n down to the office for three dayw."
fl'k’ "No; my family ate gjlnj
away *„ 4 s•** 1*..,, holding them (Ini I
•be keys to y.t trunks. -CbUsgo K.
,ta, *. i
By the Forelock
Now is the time to fig.
ure on that stove or
'range you must have
this winter. We are of
fering special induce
ments to the early buyer.
No better to be had any
where, and our prices
are lower than those of
our competitors. Plenty
of time to do the work
Come see us.
Will. & H. H.
West Congress Street.
as exist here now are
startling in their small
Every item in our summer stock must
SO. Nothing is to escape this great
movement towards the customers. Dol
lars of value go at cents of cost. 'Tis the
opportunity of the buyer, and, like all
good things, cannot last forever.
LOOK AT THIS.
Summer Quilts, usual price 85c, now 63c.
Summer Quilts, usual price 31.00, now
Fine White Crochet Quilts, cheap at
; $1.75, now $1.25.
72-inch White French Organdy 29c; re
duced from 40c.
72-inch French Organdy 48c; reduced
72-lnch French Organdy 73c; reduced
SHIRTING SALE THIS WEEK.
Our 10c Bleached Shirting now BV3C.
A good yard-wide Shirting for 7c yard.
TOWELS AT HOT DAY FIGURES.
Huck Towels 10c; reduced from 15c.
Extra size Damask Fringed Towels 26c;
actual value 35c.
A 20x40 Linen Huck Towel 15c; easily
An extra large Turkish Towel, bleached
and brown, well worth 40c, only 26c.
Special bargains in Table Damask Nap
kins and Doilies.
White India Linen regular price
White India Linen 10c; regular price
White India Linen 15c; reduced from 20c.
White India Linen 20c; the best value
in the city.
at very low prices, from 15c to 60c per
yard. New’, fresh and attractive patterns.
Tho corner Broughton and Barnard sts.
A CAR LOAD OF
no km as.
113 Ilrougton Street, West.
LIPPMAN BROS.. Proprls'srs.
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