The Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, August 30, 1900, Page 8, Image 8

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8 DECLARED 3 1-4 PER CENT. CENTR AL'S E ARNINGS JI STIFIED DIVIDEND ON FIRST INCOME. Dividend Payable Oct. l-firos* Enrn inftß of the Central for Past Fiscal Year Amounted to 203.33 and the Net Earn ins* *> ncreniie in Grows Karninu* Ov cr Preceding Yen* Amounted to but U*** penaes M ere Heavy—Director* Feel Gratified at Showing Made. The directors of the Central of Georgia Railway Company. at their meeting yes terday. declared a divident of 3 1 * per cent, upon the first income bonds of the com pany. These l*>nds amount to $4,000,000 and the dividend, the largest that has ever been declared upon them, amounts to $130,000. It is payable Oct. 1. The meeting had been called for 10 o’clock in the morning, but owing to the unavoidable delay that Col. Evan P. How ell, one of the directors, experienced in reaching the city, it did not actually be gin until some three hours later than the time originally fixed. The meeting was called to order by Mnj. J. F. Hanson, chairman of the board of directors, who presided, the other directors present be ing President John M. Egan, Col. Evan P. Howell, Mr. Joseph Hull, Col. A. R. Mr. T. M. Cunningham, Mr. A. Vetsburg, Mr. U. B. Harrold and Mr. S. R. Jacques. Mr. T. Fletcher Smith, as sistant secretary of the company, acted us secretary of the meeting. Nearly three hours were consumed at the first session of the board, and almost as much time again after the members had luncheon, which was served daintily in one of the lower rooms of the Central Bank building. In the directors' room up-stairs, the sessions of the board were held. Many martens of detail end policy were discussed, and the prospects and condition of the road and of the Ocean Steamship Company were considered fully find at length. The result exemplified a status that was gratifying nnd encourag ing to the directors, pointing us it did to still more gratifying conditions in the rot far distant future. The net earnings of the Central for the fiscal year ending June 30, were $1,879.- 837.87. The gratis earnings were $6,086,263.33, and the operating expenses and taxes’. 34,206,405.46. The increase in gross earn ings amounted to $318,000. but as the in crease in operating expenses and* the ex penditures for betterments was also heavy, the net increase was not as large a*? it might otherwise seem It was suffi cient. however, to justify an increase in the amount of the dividend u{x>n the first income bonds of the company of one nnd e quarter per cent, over that declared last year. hfn Maj. Hanson was s en at the De Soto by a Morning News reporter, after the meeting had adjourned, he stated that it was a matter of satisfaction to him self and to the other directors that they had found it possible and proper to de clare the dividend cf three and a quarter per cent, upon the first income bonds. The dividend was fully justified, he said, by the earnings of the company for the fiscal year ending June 30. 1 nder the tvims of the mortgage, said MeJ Hanson. $2 000.000 cf 5 pfr o^nt con _ aolidatcd bonds were st aside for better ments Since the company was reorgan ized only $2(00 0 of these bonds have fceen withdrawn for this purpose, al though more than $100.0.0 has be< n ex pended for betterments during the past fiscal year, while large amounts have b*en expended every year prior to the last in b‘ ;terment> Maj. Hansen said that while the com pany was authorized to withdraw those bonds for this purpose, it has been the policy c f tho board, sin. e the reorganiza tion. to avoid increasing its fixed charges bv their sale, because, under the reor ganization. the company was capitalized for all it ought to carry. While the use <>f these bonds for the purpos indicated Is permitted, their use is n t mandatory fV n for betterments. Under the reorgan izati n plan and in accordance with the terms of the mortgage, bette-ments may be made from the gross income. Since the reorganization of the com pany, Maj. Hanson explained, large sums of money had been expended for the im provement of the rai way lines of the system, while other largo sums had been confirmed in the extensive additions made to the terminals of the Steamship Company at Vale Royal and Hoboken. Three of the ships of the Ocean Steam ship Company have been rebuilt at a cost of nearly half a mill on dollars, and a fourth ship is even now in dry dock, is being thoroughly and completely over hauled and equipped with new toilers and engines. When completed she will be practically as goo 1 as new. The cost of repairs on this ship, said Maj. Hanson, will have to be charged against the operating expenses of the Ocean Steamship Company during the present fiscal year, but as the improve ments upon the company's line are prac tically completed, so far as is at present contemplated, and as the railway compiny is in fine physical condition, the directors confidently anticipate that if the groes eajnings of the present fiscal year equal those of last year. thf*re will be a hand eome increase in net results. The board of directors approved at the meeting the action of the Finance Commit tee in withdrawing $60,000 of the 5 per cent, consolidated bondvs and selling them for the purpose of making l>elterments. OLD SAY ANN A 111 AN VERY ILL. Mr. L. M. Ilya In In Reported to He at tlic Point of Death. Information wns received in the city last night of the deeperate illness in Ocaki, Fla., of Mr. Louis M. Ryals, for merly of -Savannah, but for the past five years a resident of Florida. A telegram received by his brother, Maj. G. M. Rynls, stated that he wa> at the |>oint of death. Mr. Ryals has been In very ill health for the last several months, and. though definite information os to the nature of td present illness is lacking, it is thought by his relatives to have resulted from n general decline of the vital forces. Maj. O. M. Ryals will leave this morning for Ocala, hut It is greatly feared he will not be in time to see tils brother alive. HIGH TEMPER ATI IIE CONTINUES. Lornl IlnlfiN nnd T Ini nd • mtnr m Pre dicted |€r To-lty. The high lemixrature keej>s up despite the fact that it has already made un al most unprecedented run. Yesterday at 12:30 o'( lo< k th** mercury reached id de ar ree*. while the- minimum, reached at 615 h m., was only 75, giving a mean of slight ly over M degrees, an ex •bs ova r the normal of nearly L degrees, r i*h* state forecast for to-day is for local rain.- at 1 thunderstorms To-morrow It i~ ?*d will b- f.dr. Light southwest wind* are piedl ted. Bereaved of Tbelr fliHd. K hel Adiein infant daughter 2r and Mrs J f* gemken. died yes .. fsrr.l}- NO. US * Ut, MIL THE OFFICER* IN CHARGE. Detail for Stntr Shoot Named by Col. In tin. The official circular from the office of the state inspector general of rifle practice, designating the officers who will be in charge of the carbine, rifle and revolver matches that will begin hi Avondale on Monday, was issued yesterday. The officers detaiied for service on the range, to have charge of the various mat ters relating to or connected with the competitions, nre as follows: Lieut. Col. W. T. Hopkins, assistant inspector gen eral; Lieut. Col. J. F. Brooks, retired; Maj. J. S. Dozier, First Cavalry; Maj. Ft. L. Wylly, Fourth Infantry; Capt. W. W. Williamson, retired; capt. J. C. Pos tell. First Cavalry; Cap;. G. M. Hope, First Cavalry; Capt. J. M. Rogers, First Infantry; Capt. J. T. West. First In fantry; Capt. H. J. Butcliff. retired; Cap*. J. D. Jarrell, surgeon; Capt. W. E. Coney, First Infantry; Capt. C. H. Rich ardson. First Infantry; Capt. Wright Hunter,* First Infantry; Capt. C. M. Smith, Fourth Infantry; Capt. W. H. Tucker, Fourth Infantry; Cap*. Thomas Hunter, First Cavalry; Lieut. C. W. Saussy. Chatham Artillery; Lieut. J. H. Futner. First Infantry; Lieut. J. C. Ty son, First Infantry; Lieut. E. A. Leonard. First Infantry; Private Henry Biun, Jr., First Infantry; Private C. S. Richmond, First Infantry. Lieut. Col. W. T. Hopkins. Lieut. Col. J. F. Brooks. Capt. W. XV. Williamson, and Capt. J. C. Posted I are designated assistants to the executive officer. Capt. W E. Coney is placed in charge of rec ords. statistics, nnd office work. Capt. C. H. Richardson in charge of the scorers and issuance of ammunition. Private C. S. Richmond is in charge of revolver practice. Some additional information in refer ence to the matches other than that con tained in previous orders and circular let ters is contained in Col. Cann's latest cir cular. Only original ammunition issued by the state will be permitted and the arms used must he those with which the state provide* its < itizen soldiery. Rifles and carbines must be used as they come from the state arsenal, and heel pads, additional shades and unauthorized sight covers will not he tolerated. For each - 'hallenge to accuracy of the mark ers’ discing the challenger must deposit a fee of 5o cents, which will iw returned to him in case his challenge is sustained by th<- proper authority. All tics will be terminated as prescribed in the “'Small Arms Firing Regulations, r. S. A.” as follows: (A) In individual shooting at known distances; (1) By the total score at the longest distance is still a tie; by tho total score at the next long 'st distance, and so on. (2) For each of tie successive shots: (a) By the fewest misses in the entire score; <b) by the few est outers In the entire s*.ore; (c) by the fewrst inners in the entire score; (and) if still a tie by the inverse order of shots, counting singly from the last to the first; <♦') by firing single shots at the longest range. (B) In team shooting at known distances: (a) By the fewest misses in the entire score; (b> by the fewest outers in tiie entire score; (o) by the fewest inners in the entire score; (e) by the totals for the team of the final shot of each com petitor; (f) by the totals for the team of these successive closing shots in inverse order. A PREHISTORIC TOOTH. Skeleton of Some Ancient Animal Found In tile Cnsey Canal. The county dredge, that is now operat ing in the new Casey canal, near Haner's bridge, struck yesterday the skeleton of some prehistoric animal, imbedded deep in the soil. The backbone of the creature, which was broken by the dredge, is as large ns the body of a man and of un known length. Supt. Chaplin has issued instructions to have the excavations about the skeleton made with care, so that no further dam age may be done, and as much of the framework of this monarch of the ancient world saved as may be. Its nature and species are alike unknown, hut R Is pos sible that a find of great scientific value and Interest hais been made. A tooth of the animal was thrown up by the dredge, and was brought in to Mr. Chaplin’s office. It is seven and a half inches long, four and a half inches high, and four inches wide. The size and a|>- pearance of this instrument of mastica tion permit the imagination to run riot in an effort to estimate that of the creature of which it once formed so small a part. SHOT THROI'GH THE FACE. \ Irgie El In rliee Received n Pa In fa I Wound From n Pistol Ball. Mr Virgil Ell rbee was struck in the face by a pistol hall yesterday afternoon about 3: 0 o’clock, and received a painful hut not anding, rous wound. Mr. Kllerbee in his wagon was on the Louisville Road, the Ogeechee carol. He was on his way to the city, but meeting a friend, stcpied to talk to him. and while doing s>, was struck by the bullet. The hall strutk him <n the chiek, which it pass ed through, p.n tra'.ing the fleshy part of tha ncse, and coming out on the other cheek. A iotice of tne matter was sent to the barracks from Mr Hartloge’s store, n ar the scene of the accident, and Detectives Garrity. Stark and Murph) were srn: to the seen . They met Mr. Kl lerlee on his way to the city to have the wound > resst and. This was p rformed by Dr. F. Wahl. The detectives, aft r considerable effort, found a min who was n-ar the scene of the shooting and who saw shortly after it occurred a man with a pistol mount a bicycle and ride toward the city. A des cription of the man was given Iho officers and after a great deal of looking a per son answering hts description was found and arrested at Bryan aid \V. st ltroad streets. Be had no pistol, however, and as there was no evidence cn which he could be held, he was r leased. It Is thought that the shot was acci dental. and was Hrtd by some careless l>oison, shooting at a target. ORDERED WEEDS (IT DOWN. Properly Owners Will Have to Keep Their Lot* In Order Now. The Sanitary Board met yesterday and asked the Mayor lo Issue a proclamation putting Into effect Ihc ordinance adopted by the City Council the day before, re quiring the removal of weeds and rank vegt table grow th likely to tie Injurious lo the public health from private properly within the city limits. A solution to tht* effect was forwarded to the Mayor and he at once Issued a prut l unation requiring the cutting and removal of all weeds and other rank vege table growth in accordance with th pro • islons of the ordinance. Any one falling to comply with Us provisions will he plac ed on the Information docket and fined. Property owners on whose lota weeds are glowing will bate to clear them off within the next ten days or the matter will I#* taken In hand by the city at the property owners' expense. Don't take poisonous drugs for head, ache neuralgia or Insomnia Only a glass of B.’iramga A lor da' k Witter Is needed All you can drink for five cents at Molo u MXitr drug store, liu.l and Char.tog wiret.- ad. THE MORNING NEW S; THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1900. WHY THE RATE IS HIGHER. CHATHAM P AYS FOR PI BLIP EDU CATION, FULTON DOE?* NOT. The Rate Here Explained by the Fart Tlmt Savannah Doe* Not Pay for the Snpport of the Public School* nnd It Falla on the County Altogether—Chatham Snpport* n Jail While Fulton County Doom Not—A Decrease In This A ear’* Rate Looked for. The recent announcement of the proba ble tax rate in Fulton county for the present year has been productive of some comparisons between- the rate thus an nounced and that expected to be announ ced in Chatham. Th© chairman of the board of county commissioners of Ful ton estimates the rate for that county at $3.74 per thousand dollars, while the es timate for Chatham is about $6.25. The comparisons that have been made, therefore, have not been very favorable to this county and che reason for the dif ference has been a matter of considerable conjecture to Savannahians and other residents of Chatham. The question was broached by a Morning News reporter <0 Capt. John R. Dillon, receiver of tax returns and, until his recent resignation, clerk of the board of county commission ers. “The discrepancy is easily explaina ble.” said Capt. Dillon. “The county of Chatham pays the local contribution for the support of the public schools of Sa vannah. while the city pays nothing. In Atlanta and Ful on county the conditions are reversed, the city paying all and tho county nothing. The appropriation made by the grand Jury this year for the pur poses of public education in Chatham county is SB6 (XU, almost all of which is expended in Savannah. To raise this sum of money would require a tax rate of. ap proximately, $2.15 per thousand, which, taken from the county rate, would leave i: at $3.50. considerably less than the rate in Fulton. “The*e are still other considerat ons that enter into the determination of the ques tion. The city of Atlant 1 pays for the jail used for the c nfli.ement of county prisoners, while Fulton county is put to no expense for this purpose. Chatham county, in this regard also, foots the bill. Our necessary expenses for road building, for the care of misdemeanor convicts and for other purposes result ing from the county’s geographical sit uation. end the composition of its soil, from which Fult:n county is to a greater or less degree exempt, afford additional good reasons why our tax rate should lx larger." It is quite probable that there will he a decrease in the state and county tax rate combined for this year of about 20 cents per thousand dollars. Last year the rate for s ate and county taxes was $11.65. The state rate has already been reduced 16 cents on the thousand dollars, and the county rate will probably be reduced four cents. This will make a total decrease of 20 cents. TOM McG AIIAEY’S SI 1C IDE. Ending of Ills Miserable Life at tile State Sanitarium. The news of the suicide at the State Sanitarium at Milledgevllle of Tom 11c- Garvey. who killed old man George Haw kins in a drunken row over a pint bottle of cheap whisky, is not a great surprise. The killing took place a year ago last June. The story of the crime is a wretch ed one. Both MoGarvey and Hawkins had been drinking together. MoGarvey lived with the Haw kins family in Congress lane between Habersham and Price street, and the two men had divided their last crust and their last drink. McGarvey was never known to work or have a dol lar. until the outbreak of the Spanish War, when he enlisted in Ray’s Imntunes and went to Cuba with that command. In the city and with the police, who know him well and arrested him frequently, he was called variously “English Tom" and “Tom. the Bum.” When McGnrvey’s regiment was mus tered out, he came back to Savannah, and to his friends. Hawkins and his wife. He had then SIRS, the money that had been given him at his discharge, and with this the two held high carnival for the space of one week. They were drunk all of the rime and us long as the money lasted they were monirchs of all they surveyed—the little hovel in Congress lane that they Inhabited. An occasional arrest of one or the other broke the monotony of the debauch and the money served to pay fines the Recorder inflicted. Soon it was all gone, and again the old life of poverty and the lust for drink to forget It began. Everything went for whisky, the clothes that the men owned, the little trinkets about the house, furniture.anything that could be exchang ed for the fiery liquor that they craved and which alone could give them what they sought. For days they would sit in the house and store at each other in sul len anger; then would come a streak of luck and for other days they would revel in a carnival of beastiallty. This was the life they lead and the scenes that rushed in the end. One day the two men quarrelled for the last time and MoGarvey drew- a knife and cut the old man’s throat. FINED FOR BIS ASSAULT. Country Negro Robbed by Alleged Pity wlcla ns. Pat Walsh, the white man arr-sted Tuisday right on a charge of heating a boy at William ami West Broad streets and also with attempting to cut H D. Verdery, was trffd on thre- charges be fore the Recorder ycrerday morning, nnd was sentenc'd to a fine of $lO or go to jail for fifteen days. The fine was paid. Wm. Watson and Edward Robinson, colored, also w re tried on a charge of sttaling lead pipe from the former gov . rnnient hospitals. They were remanded to the City Court. Jesse Nash ami Charh a Jenkins, col ortd. were #<nt to the City Court on the charge of the theft of s_’l from George Schumann, colored. Schumann, who hails from the country, reached the city ac cording to his story, the day before Night before last he h til a headache and the two men subsequently arrest'd agret 1 o cure It. but afnr giving him some medicine rhtitged him $3 for It He de murred at the ptlee hut a.- he had hls money in hls hand at th" lime, one of the darkies grabbed some of It and made off. lsittr It was found that the amount taken amounted lo $3). The two men who were arretted yesterday morning by Pa trolman Williams were ld>ntWled by tin plaintiff, though they loth assorted their Innocence of th charg* FEW AH It ENTS YESTERDAY. sum 11 Nil 111 her of Prisoners lo Appear Refnri- Hreortler. g Calhoun, colored, was rr< stsd ye*, terday l>> Patrolman li. w Williams on the i barge of having a vicious dog and aUo i< listing the arresting officer Three** were arretted by a watchman In th# Plant Hystem yard on n cl.aige of malicious mlschhf There wore a f< w otlirr arte ta but none of any particular Inter at A bottle of Cook a Imperial Extra Dry Champagne with your dinner makes It complete. It ploaets avetyuut.—*4. F. S. A AN GIESEN AND J. M. DIXON. Endorsed HespectW ely for trate and Mayor. The F. S. VanGiesen Colored Club of t. Second District was formally organ ized last night and immediately proceed ed to indorse its namesake for magistrate of the Second District, and A'.derman J. M. Dixon for Mayor. The club was primarily organized for the purpose of electing Van Giesen. hut when Alderman Dixon’s name was placed before the meeting for its indorsement it was given with a unanimity that showed that the candidates for the mayoralty had likewise received some consideration from the members of the club. The officers of the club are W. 11. Mor rell, president; L. M. Fisher, vice presi dent. and Alonzo Harris, secretary. The Kxe utive Committee is composed of John I). Savage, L. M. Fisher, \V. H. Logan, XV. A. Hazzard and James Harris. The officers claim that the club has a membership of about eighty-five and that all. or practically all of them, are register ed voters. The entire colored voting strength of the Second District they esti mate at 180 and they say that they have little doubt that they will get thegreat ma jority of it. To this end a suggestion was made last night, and doubtless will he carried out, that the district be divided up into several sections anti that commit tees from the club be assigned to them to work up interest in the election and to get the colored voters to register at the polls and to become members of the club. The meeting last night was held at Mr. Van Giesen's place of business and another meeting will be held there next Thursday right. Last night s meeting was ad dressed by a number of well-known ne groes. most of them residents of the Sec ond district, though some came from other parts of ihe city. It was thought at one time that the contest for the magistracy would be a four-cornered one. The present incum bent, Isaac Nathans, wishes another term, while Van Giesen, Lucy Meii, and Chas. Coliman were avowed candidates. Mr. Oolhnan’s death a short time ago. nar rowed the race down to three aspirants, and within a few days by an arrangement between Messrs. Van Giesen and Mell. this number will be further reduced to two. In order to decide which of the candidates shall oppose the present in cumber*. Van Giesen ar.d*Mell have each appointed a committee of twelve of their friendts. These bodies have each appoint ed a sub-committee of two, who ns a join t committee, will select as chairman of the entire ho-dy of twenty-four, some gentleman who is affiliated with neither side. A meeting will then be called and the candidate will be determined by *he vote of this body. Each of the prospec tive candidates has agreed to support the other should he. be preferred over himself, and further, to throw his entire influence toward his election. The chairman of the joint committee has not been selected, but probably will be within 0 day or two. The twelve friends who will represent Mr. Van Giesen’s interest in the commit tee, arv R. H. Clements. E. J. Whelan. XV. J. Mingledorff. W. E. Wimpy, A. B. Green. Chas. Sipple, George S. Vahf Horn. C. P. Heath, George H. Penton, C. H. Dorsett and W. F. Slater. HIS BODY NOT AFT FOUND. Another Day Passed XVlth no fine to A\ . A. Bowden. The body of XV. A. Bowden, the Colum bus man. who was drowned at Tvbee Sun day, is still missing, and the likelihoovl of its being recovered lessens each day. Coroner Goette’s force of six men are still on the lookout for it on the neighboring islands, and it is a safe statement that every fisherman and boatman within the surrounding waters, who has heard of the offered reward, is also keeping a sharp lookout. Mr. N. K. Bowden, a brother of the drowned man. who reached the city from Columbus the night before, spent yester day at Tybee with a friend, searching for the remains of his brother. He will go to the island again to-day and expects to continue the- search until either he finds it or there is no further hope of doing so Not in many years has there been n drowning at Tybee after which the body was not recovered. This, taken in connec tion with the fact that Mr. XV. A. Bow den, though admittedly a farmer in quite ordinary financial circumstances, should . tarry so large an amount of insurance, is taken by some to be a very curious coin cidence and has created considerable talk, chiefly on account of the fact that the insurance companies are not likely to pay the policies until proof of death has been secured. W ANTS TO FIGHT CORCORAN. Redtly llnntilton of New Orleans Anxious to Arrange a Match. Reddy Hamilton writes to the Morning News that his tight with Tom Williams has been declared off and Corcoran need not wait to fight the winner. In his letter he says: “Corcoran says ho knows Will iams and knows he is on the square. To show the public and Mr. Corcoran that •I am on the square I’ll tight him for the winner to take all and iVill come to any terms he suggests. I don’t think any man could tie any squarer than that. If he is a fighter he ought to fight, no matter whether he knows the man he Is going against or not. I don’t know any more about Corcoran than he knows about me. but I will fight him at his weight, at. his terms and hls city, and club, if necessary. What more can I do to be on the square? My living and business is fighting, and they all look alike to me when they put on a glove. I am Reddy Hamilton of New Orleans. La., and not from Louisville, and I am open to do battle with any man in the world of my weight, barring none" Hamilton says he may he in Savannah in two or three weeks and will try and arrange a match. If Corcoran does not ac cept. hls challenge is open to any one far or near. Hamilton’s match with Will .ims was declared off. he says, because Williams would not fight the winner to take all. I could not see where I could make any money out of it by giving him a loser’s end.” DEFENDANT Alt ST PAY. .1 it ilfcmeti t of Magistrate Wickham in I'renty-YY'iltla in* Case. Magistrate Wickham yesterday gave Judgment in the case of Mis. M. A. Tren ty against Charles N, Williams, a suit on account of an unpaid grocery hill and a garnlshmet.t aga nst Williams' salary. The magistrate decided thit the account was a Just one. and should lie paid, hut that the del ndant’s silary was not lia ble to garnishment on account of hls trude which Is that of fireman. One T lion mu ntl. American Ren it Ilea To He Glen Anti) Friday unit Nat* •inlay. Just r reived Inn I) iti'lful framed lec tures, .Ante rl on beauties ,!z, Jo by 31 Inch.*, all r. a t> for hanging up. and will tta given away fr e to all purchaser* ■,r or.c | temlid f A A I* Baking Powder The Ut* it A lam c and Porto 'J\ < to liatiy, li( HtoiifMoti iru t, w t Tele ph tie ft!* ad ■ nuilay Trip* to lleunanleb aim Plant S* ale in, PI. The Plant System will sell round-trip tickets In Brunswick on Monday*, bln is 1 fo date of *#l# el rate ig $) uu llama sgVP g| i.U a. in. tsfgl Mk A un—*4. M'RAE BURGLAR HANDED OVER TAKEN CHARGE OF" BA' TATTNALL COl NTA'*S SHERIFF. Slade a Strong Fight tr Keep Front Going Hack to Mcßae—Denied the Grady Robbery but the Evidence A\n* Too Strong Against Him—De tectives Had Proof of Hl* Connec tion W ith Sonic Crooked Work—He Is Belli veil to He Wanted in Sev eral Place*. Wibiarn Henty Williams, alias William Henry, and a iso “Two-Year Henry,” the negro who was arrested several days ago, as a suspicious character, and has since been proven by the work of the city detectives to be guilty of burglary at Mc- Rae. and is further thought to be wanted in other places, was turned over to Depu ty Sheriff J. MeDuffee of Tattnall count>, lest nigh;, and will be taken to Mcßae this morning. Williams has no desire to go to the scene of his crime, and made a legal fight to prevent being taken there. In ihe Recorder's Court yesterday morning, when his case was first called he had six witnesses to swear that he was not in Mcßae at the time of the burglary of Mr. Grady’s house. The detectives claimed that he was the man nevertheless that bad pawned Mr. Grady’s watch which was recovered July 24. The prisoner de nied the statement, and as the detectives offered to get witnesses to the fact the case was continued by the Recorder un til last night, when it was heard in Supt. Screven's office. Meantime Mr. Grady and ie deputy sheriff were on their way to the city to be present at the hearing. The detectives presented as their wit ness Mr. Edward Davis, an employe of M. Blumenthal at whose place the watch had been pawned. Davis swore to the identity of tne negro and stated that he had known him for some time as he had frequently been in the store. He had wi h him the ticket that Wi liams had .ign'd. As further evidence the detectives produced the delivery sheet of the South ern Express Company on which Williams had signed for his trunk, to prove the identity of the two signatures. It did not n*nd an expert in chirography to see that both had been written by the same man. The prisoner’s attorneys, Mr. R. L. Cold ing and J. H. Kinkle did what they could for him. but the evidence whs too strong for them to overcome, and the negro was turned over to the deputy sher'ff and will have to stand trial in Tattnall county on the charge of burglary. Williams is an o.d offender, and is said by the detectives to be one of the slick est and most daring thieves that ever op erated in Savannah. He has served three years on the chain gang, two for rob bing vessels, and the third for escaping before his sentence had expired. He also served ten years for a burglary commit >od in this city. Even now it is thought that he is wanted in Charleston for some thef4, as his trunk which had been ex pressed from that city, and which was seized by the detectives was found to eontain eight pairs of shoes, several suits of clothes, numerous caps and hats, two watches and several rings and gold chains. The Charleston authorities have been notified but have not yet replied. When the negro was first arrested a gold watch was Ut" nd in his possession and he had also several rings. When ask ed about the*watch he refused to give any information other than he had it. and if the detective wanted to know to whom it belonged they could find out for them selves. The detectives still have this watch nnd are anxious to find its own er. It is of a heavy gold case, and has Waltham works. The number of the case Is 570,091. The detectives did some very clever work in getting together the evidence necessary to secure his trial at Mcßae and are to he congratulated in having put a dangerous criminal in a fair way to an other long term. LOCAL PERSONAL. Mr. F. A. Jennings of Tampa Is a guest of the Pulaski. Mr. W. M. Foy of Statesboro is a guest of the Screven. Mr. T. J. C. Park of Macon Is a guest of the De Soto. Mr. J. E. Milton of Blarney Is register ed at the Pulaski. Mr. R. P. Williams of Valdosta is a guest of the Pulaski. Mr. J. H. Thomas of Columbia is regis tered at the Pulaski. Mr. Fred M. Saxton of Atlanta is reg istered at the De Soto. Miss Vlrgle Ashley left via the Central yesterday for Walhalla. Misses Lily Belle and Rose Drayton have returned from Bryan county. Mrs. T. J. Charlton and son left via the Centra' yesterday for Miss Mary Jce Pi I chard will leave via the Southern to-day for Swannanoa. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. McDougall of Thomasville are guests of the Pulaski. Mr. J. M. Duffer of Atlanta was among the arrivals at the Pulaski yesterday. Mr. V . H. Griffin of Valdosta was in the city yesterday and stayed at the Pulaski. Mr. O. M. Gordon of Andalusia was among the arrivals at the Pulaski yester day. Mr. W. A. Wooten of Mt. Vernon was in the city yesterday and stayed at the Pulaski. Mr. and Mrp. H. W. Moore left via the Plant System yesterday for Suwannee Springs. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Inman of Lake City. Fla., were in the city yesterday, guests of the De Soto. Col. William Garrard was among the passengers of the Plant System yesterdaj for New York. Mr. H. M. Stoddard will he among the passengers of the Southern to-day for Hertde rsonville. Mr. H will be among the pas sengers of the City of B rmlnghatn to i ay for New York. Mrs. C. R. Woods and daughter were among the passengers of the Southern .vest i lay for Staunton. Mr. John C. Posted who has been si ending the summer at Blowing Rock, has returned to the city. Mrs. C. H. Koneman and Miss Henriet ta Konemr-n will suit on the City of Bir mingham to-day for New York. ••Take llectl AA 111 Surely Speed.” Be sure to heed the first symptoms of Indigestion, nervousness and impure blood, and thus avoid ehronlr dyspepsia, nervous prostration and all the evils produced by hud bl*od. Hood’s Sarsaparilla is your safeguard. It quickly sets the stomach right, strengthens and quiets the nerves, purifies, entl -hes and vitalize* the blood and keeps up the health tone. All liver Ills are cured by Hood’s Pills, 25, -ad. t ut In Two. Men’s crash suit* In all size*. ISO suits left. Will not carry any over We will •-li them ut one-half price They are a bargain Id lay aside for nest yetr Come • trly and et your choirs. |l. II Levy & Bro—ad J. L Morrison* New Stars. Mr J J, Morrlten w 11 lesva to-day for N>w York Mr M-crtsen will purchase a st o' k • f dry good* for hi# nsw store. So 21 W t It ougnt'n atr-e Mr M >rrl e'Ut recently taros hi the "fiistd,’’ Slid • ill sunn sleek it with dry goods. THE HOO-HOOS GO HOME. Several Spent Yesterday Here hat Left at Night. The majority of the millmen and Hoo- Hoos returned to their homes yesterday on the trains that left in the early morn ing. but a few were left and they showed a decided tendency to continue the cele bration of the night before. They made the Pulaski House their headquarters and enjoyed themselves in their own peculiar way. The bright particular star of the aggre gation was Mr. T. G. Hilliard of Wares boro. the ‘‘Orator from Coffee county,” as he has been dubbed since his visit here. He achieved this title through his alleged and very clever stump-speeches by a man who wanted to represent Coffee county. He gave several exhibitions of this character at Tybee on the day of the concatenation and yesterday heid forth in the pool room of the Pulaski for an hour or two entertaining a delighted audience. Mr.‘‘Dry Kiln” Moore, another Hoo-Hoo who nails from Cordele, and is noted for his humor. likewise entertained the crowd with a characteristic German song. The greater part of the stay-overs expec ted to leave last night and it is likely •that none but local Cats disport them selves in Savannah after midnight. AT THE THEATER. AVoodward-YA nrroii Company in Two Play* To-dny. The Woodw-arl-Warren Company gave two performances yesterday, a matinee of “Mr. Young of Utah,” and at night, “Ticket O’ Leave Man.” Both plays were well presented. At the matinee to-day, “Ticket O’ Leave Man" will be repeated, and to-night, Duncan B. Harrison’s great play of mil itary life. “The Paymaster,” will be pro duced. The word “produced” is us*d advisedly, for it is a production in every sense of the word. The various scenes present a series of entertaining pictures, which the uniforms (the British red), trappings and accoutrements, serve to en hance. There have been many inquiries during the week as to when “The Pay master” would be presented, and a large audience will undoubtedly witness tiie performance. Specialties will Ik* Intro duced! by the Rum ley sisters and Chas. Milton. l Tfr FOYETS NEW HI ILDSNG. To He Opened Saturday Morning for Business. Mr. P. T. Foye will close the old store to-morrow at 1 o’clock and open up the new building corner of Broughotn and Barnard streets Saturday morning. The arrangement of stock is, of course, not complete yet. but everything is in readiness for customers.—ad. School for noy*. The fifteenth session of Morton’s School for boys commences Oct. 1. Instruction in all departments is thor ough. Students enter the state university from this school upon principal’s certifi cate without entrance examination. Spe c al instruction is given those who wish to enter the United States academies, —ad. Cheap Excursion to Columbia, S. C. On Saturday night. Sept. 1. the Sea board Air Line Railway will sell tickets to Columbia for train leaving at 11:59 p. m., at $1.30 for the round trip. Call on ticket agents for information.—ad. Now Is the Time. To use Johnson's Chill and Fever Tonic. If you wish to remain at your post of duty and pass through September and October without the loss of a single hour of time, take a course of Johnson s Chill and Fever Tonic. Neither the mountains nor the seashore can guarantee 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 health. A bottle of Johnson's Tonic is a guarantee of health. It saves enormous waste of time, saves vast expenditures of money in doctor’s bills and saves human life when endangered by fever. Use it and use nothing else.—ad. Chair cars on Plant System excursions to Charleston every Sunday; engage your seats on Saturdays at the De Soto Hotel ticket office.—ad. Arrangements have been effected by which 1,000 mile books, the price of which is $25.00 each. Issued by the Seaboard Air Line Railway, are honored through to WashingA over the Pennsylvania Rail road; from Portsmouth to Baltimore over the Baltimore Steam Packet Company, nnd between Clinton and Columbia over the Columbia. Newberry and Laurens Railroad. This arrangement includes tjie books issued by lhe Florida Central and Peninsular and Georgia and Alabama Railroads.—ad. ••It ( ami Mr.” "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 a long time.” Take Graybeard Pills for that dizzy feeling— Lost appetite, and follow It up with a bottle of Graybeard. It Is all you need. Respess Drug Cos., sole props., Savannah, Ga. —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. At Batin'* News Depot. 4.1 Hull Street Savannah Morning News, New York. Boston. Philadelphia, Balt:more. Charles ton (S. C.), Jacksonville, (Fla.), Cincin nati. New Orleans, Washington, (I). C.), Chicago. Augusta. (Ga ). Atlanta. Macon (Ga.). ond other prominent dnllles; also the various monthlies and weeklies, new books and everything else usually found In lirst-ctass news depots.—ail. “Graybeard Is a family medicine with us,” ta.d a prcmlmnt business man yes terday. "My wife lakes It. and I notice *he la enjoying better health than for year*. The children keep well by taking U.” Grayb'ard may be obtained at all drug stores or write to us for it. Kcsprss Drug Cos, aole prrps., Savannah, Ga. a>l. “Anew line of ehgant lire proof safes from the larged manufacturer* in the United Bute* can be ten at Lit pm#n Bros, wholesale druggists In this city. I'rl'* and qua'lly will be of Inter, at.” —ad. i i Th# summer Is imsilng. l-.uve you taken In the Plant System Btinduy excursions in Charleston? One dollar for the round trip -ad. To l(aii*trirk and Return gl.tMl via Ike Plant e,*steal, Haailay. In addition to the Charleston Sunday excursion* the Plant Mjtutn ~re seih„ u rour.d-lrip ticket* to Hrunwl k, good ut. ■unday* only, at rat* of $i on tar th* r""i*d *e(p Trains leave at |;j a g. m. l> * a. tu.-ada Importers of all kinds GIN ROLLER COVERING. AGENCY Hoyt’s Celebrated Leather, Rubber and Canvas Belts, Hose & Packings. Congress and Whitaker Sts. LEO FRANK. 1.1. mj m i25 Congress Si. lest We handle the Yale & Towne Manufactur ing Company’s line of Builders’ Hardware. See these goods and get prices before plac ing your order else where. TUST RECEIVED A CAR LOAD OF GARDEN TILE. EDM LOVELL’S SONS. 113 Brouj;ton Street, West. SCHOOLS AMI COLLEGES. For loung Lduies, \vasnmgton, Wilkea county. Georgia, admitted to be one of the most home-line institutions in the count try. Climate healthy. Extensive, lawn* Course thorough. Terms moderate. Music, Art. Physical Culture, Elocution. Stenog raphy and Typewriting. Address MOTHER SUPERIOR. BETHEL MILITARY ACADEMY. Bethel Anulem). Virginia, In historic Northern Virginia. Prepares for Universities, for Business ar.O for the Government Aeademi s. Best references. 3ki seF&'on begin* Sep'pmber 21st. Illus trated ca alogue. Col. R- A. Mclntyre, Sup rintendent. BRENNAN BROS., WHOLESALB Fruit, Produce, Grain, Etc. *22 BAY STREET. Wot, Telephone SSS Limes! For Limeades anil other beverage? Superb for Iced Tea. Wholesome and refreshing. w. D. SIMKINS & CO. DUCRO’S E Alimentary LiXiR I3 highly recommended ns a remedy for Inna diseases and as u preventive for typhoid, malarial and all kinds of feveri Agents, K. Fougcrn A To., .New York JOHN C. HITLER, —DiLAA-iuii. Ap points, Oils anil Glass, sash, Doors, Blinds and Builders' Supplies, field and Decora tive Wall Paper, Foreign and Domet M Omentn. I,lm*. Plaster and Hair. Sol* Ayent for Abes tin* Cold Water Paint, to Coogresa street, west, and U St, Juliao struct WML w. ROSS GRAVENER, Manufacturer’s Argent, It til,\\ tv till HILL SI PPI.IK9, Provident Building, Savannah. Os 1 @CV!W YOURSELF! * u fur unnatural lia- haraea, ItifUinraati .ua, rrttatiooa or ulieratlooa >t 111 U roue oieialirauM. I'vulma, u lot not aatris , gent poiaonuua. Mold tbf Uruirgleta. or sent in slain wrapper, Pr eiiiree*. pripel-l, tot %' no. or .1 r rfi.-. t . 1%, c irrui.r nr**ti r n rsniv't Empty Hogsheads. r.uipip Ualaaita llugelieada • aal* bf c. M. GILBERT 6 CO.