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DIXON NOT A CANDIDATE.
WIU. NOT Ot*PDK M 4 YOB OfYERfi
('OH THU MAYOR 4LTY.
tir Manila l>> HU Fiiraiat Matfßral
In tli#' 4t,rnti.g >i*n—Tbtnka (ha*
bimilnallon ahnolH ll*- Tr ll*ra*l
Mayor Mirra and 44 111 X Piii.rt
Him Mrallr II Hr Irrrpla-1n.1i.-a-
Hona rr Tkal Haiaor Mjrra Will
Hrrrlir llio I nmilmouo
linti nf HU rarla aaiial lima Hr Will
Hr Wit bout Oppaaalllun In An>
i|narli-r—lnnnaurrmrnl Will Hr
llHnppaalntmrnl laa Thraar W baa
Wrrr Harking lllrrnaa lllxon.
Mayor Mj.rs wlil have no opposition
nithln Ih* ritlxen*' iwrxy lor the may
oralty r mliui or.. and ail the Indication*
arc that !>** will h*v none outside. Ai
iWrntn Jam-* M Dixon, who has brail
proß-.lnrr.tiy upokmi of as a mayoralty
poastb!MI >. will not l*r a randtdat* ao 1 ./o(
a** Mayor Myrrs is In the fiall
"Ti.rre wi;l bo ro split in the admir.ls
sratlon party. Of this you ran rost ab
solutely assured I will not antagonize
Mr Myers for tha nomination. I think
tha- nomination should b- lrndrr.-l him.
and If ho accepts 1 will support him It' •
ally. This h*aa barn my position all tha
lima. I so stated In an Interview more
than a month ago "
This was Alderman Dixon's statement to
a Morning News reporter last night anal
Is adeepted as indicating hi* reitrem nt
from the ra e for the mayoralty. The
statement Is In accordance wttn one Iroin
Mr. Idxoh. to which he refers, published
In the Morning News some time since, In
whDfii he said that he was not a candi- I
date for the mayoralty and would not u
unless the m.rrii nation had first been ten
dered Mayor Myers and declined by that
The atatemeriv was regarded at the time i
aa a sons what peculiar one for a mayor- '
atty car.didnte. That Mr. Dixon has cher
ished mayoralty aspiration*. liaaaa ban vary
evident, and as the indications were that
Mayor Myers would also he a candidate.
It was ditttrut} to see how Mr. Dixon could
continue lo permit his friends to urge
hut ran-iidecy before the public
While Mayor Myers hs himself made
tio announcement In the matter, It hse
become very evident during the last few
dtyw that a large percentage of the mem
bership. and probaitly a majority of the
administration supporters, would insist on
his again being a candidate for the party.
This being the case Mr Dixon felt that
the only course left open to him. nnd the
only one which he could consistently
adopt, was to abide by the. announcement
which he had made oyer a month ago.
and to put his friends and the public gen
erally on notice to thin effect.
Mr. Dixon dacitned, whan seen, to make
any further statement than that publish
ed above, ft |a known, however, that he
consulted with some of his closest friend
gw r son ally aid politically, on the subject
yestsrlay. and that their advice ways to
the effeet that he should make the an
nouncement already given. In order that
all dissension ant strife on the subject
withsn the party ranks might be put an
It has beer. -elder.'. since the first an
n.uncemi nt of Me Dixon * candldacv.that
besides his large following within the fac
tion. there was a very considerable num
ber of the former opponents of to. party
who regarded Mr DDon's candidacy with
favor, and who were Inclined to give him
all the em-ouiagemrni possible with the
view Of I.ringing about a S>|dlt In the ad
mlnistnation (tarty. The leaders of the lat.
lev isirty were quirk to iiercrfve this
manifestation and to regard It aa an .**.-
nous sign, and this, perh ips m ire than
anything else, accounts for their decis
ion Shat It would tie unwise to have i
contest witii the party. There being a
Very general demand in the party ranks
for the continuance of Mayor Myers In
office and It being apparent that the
Mayor was not aveiae to heeding this
call, there was only one thing left to <1...
and this was to r*-tlie the Junior candi
date. while II might lie dan* without pre
judice to eUhrr parly. Mayor Myers is
now In a fair way to receive the unani
mous nomination nf the Citizens' faction
Hiiould he de. line, Mr Dixon's name will
again be brought forward.
AM.fman Dixon's si nouncemcnt will be
quite a disappointment to his backer*,
some of whiwn h.ive liven quite enthusi
astic In Ids behalf Among them are a
number of city employes who have been
very active In advocating the nandtdacy
of the Ald-omuii There is some curiosi
ty as to how thew will be affected by
the ra w state of affairs, ft la understood,
however, that Alderman Dixon Mi assured
that hla friends will not suffer Asa
further Indication of the harmonious ri
latlona prevailing It Is staled that Aider
man Dixon will again be a candidate on
the Myar's ticket at the coming election
OCK*T 4T t \ O V STKH It OAST.
Mr. Goodwin entertained nt Ts bee
by tbv odd Ollnwt.
Hon John B Goodwin, deputy grand
sire of the order of Odd Fellows, was the
guest of the local lodges yesterday at an
oyster roast at Tyhe*. With the commit
tee and about eight member* of the qrder
he left for the Island on a special train
nt 2 o'clock.
The roast with the usual nccompanl
■nenta. was served at the sooth end of
<IM Island at Patsy Grogan’s nnd tt •
thing had bean pr |mred before I lx- ar
rival of She party they fell to with a
vim. as noon as Ih* train stopped and en
joyed tliern selves thoroughly until She
trln was ready to slart for live city.
There were no tipwch.-# or addressee, it
was a genuine tad-fashioned roost, and
everybody enjoyed It hugely, especially
Mr. Goodwin. 11. turning she party
reached the city at 6.50 o'clock
At 10 o'clock Mr. Goodwin left over the
Central for Atlanta He- was taken from
the De Soto by she committee who es
cursed him to tha depot where he was
met by an Immense number of Odd Fel
lows. a great number of whom shook
hands wrtlh him and wished him a pleas
ant return home. As the train rolled
out of the shed h was given three hearty
WATCH TTMBI.IXG WALLS.
Small lloys Gather With Delight
Aboaf tbe Academy llalldlag.
A arowd of small boya viewed with
huge delight, yesterday afternoon the
work of demolishing tha ruins of the
burned portion of Chatham Academy. Ji
was a rare pleasure to them lo watch the
tumbling waiia tha* rewarded the efforts
of th* workmen who tuggwd at She ropes
by which they were toppled nvar. The
crasih of the brick and mortar, as they
struck the ground, was music to tbs ear
of the small-boy and. wit* she work of
raising tha walks has bean completed
there will doubtless be a knot of small,
but Inlsrestsd spectator* on hand evary
Tha partially burned lumber and wood
work has all bear, removed from tha In
terior of tha blacksntd walla, and only
tha bviek will remain to be cleaned up
by tha workmen and marked convenient
ly at band. ✓Those of th* brick that are
In th* boat coadwloo wall b* utilised is
rebuilding th* Academy.
1 MO % I %IKN TO K 41*1.1 ,
W or Is Irk Hour* for (hr (omlm Vrar
to Hr lMco*ai i|.
Arrsng#m#n have been mart# for •
rally of the union labor tit th* old ,
lord \ Oprra llmub* Mm day n!gL Th**
rally will he held und#r th# #uftpi e of
th# building irulin unions, but th# other
unions ere Invited to pur?. Ipwte Non
union 1 b* ring m#n ere *lo invited to be
Th# chief question t*#fore th# m #*il nx |
will b# th# position <-f the laboring nwn
w*th r* *r*.ri to th*' labor day for 1901.
Resolutions will l*# otter, and providing that j
I runs hours shall 1*• th* standard day.
and. that all Uhonng tn#n sort especially
the unions shall emlsvor to mako their
Th# nine-hour iu> w.- on# of th** mi in
ftiitur#* of th !• m.:n<l. of th* union non
I which l#d to th# strik# Inst spring Th#y j
were -u' f*sful In so f* 4 hat they m*
ci r* 1 a lion by th** City Cour> II fixing
t n.ne-hour 'lay for th# city laborers I
Mo*i tf th* union m#n *r# now s’ work i
in*! *t ts claim*'! tlm’ th# rnsjorlty ar*
w rktnir on th* nint*hour rt.iv syst#m un
• l**r ial nrraiiK' u# n* w ith thlr #n
Th# unlms w hi* h will oflb tally t#k*-
r#r? In th# rally Monday nljcht r# th#
H r i k! iy* r-. Luil 7; l*!nt# rs arrt r* ora>
? >rs, an and 27; Hh#*t M* ?al Work#rs. 7t>
nisi Mi. K!##tri'kl Workers. *l. Plumbers,
(#ii# and Bt#am J-'ltters, Iks.
I'UsT#r#r*. 15 Hiillrtin* lisbom- 7.7*
Mr T J Naughton, district ontnnls#r
for th# Am#rt#sn F#d#ratloi of !*.tor. ;
ilst#d y*ster<Wiy that h# had r**<***ntly
< ur*d th# placinji of th# ♦mtloy#w on
th** K'.v#rnmmt work M T>h*-** n th#
l#ar.il rijrht.hotir day provided for hr n#t
<*f Coricrrss. ll#r#tofor# th# #mpk>y#s at
Tyli**# hav# h##n worklnjt nln# hours dai
ly klr. 8 .8 lj#onar4. th# rontrartor, r#-
> r :l\ r* ffivrsl an ord#r from th# K##*r#-
t ir> of War. Jnstru#tinK him that th# em
ployes must la* worked only eljcbt hours
Ths m*#tini? Monday r.ljjht will l># #1
dr#ss#d by s#veral sp* ak* rs. amncr th#m
Mr. M Hofflln. th# trav#llrnr r#pr#s#nfa
tlv# f r th# f*ni< n Tobacco (’otnptny c 4
TWO HOtii. % iMhli V !!>.
Inl#p#nd*nt Inlmr 1 luh lln \oml
vtNlcd Two All**rm#n.
Th# !nd**p#nh rt Party Club m#t
list night at Chatham Hall, N>. 515 Mont
jrom#ry str##t, un<l ma*!*- two n*>mlnntlons
for s!krm#n. Th# club s caiwftt*kit**i ur**
Mr. 8 Krouskoff nnl Mr. J. M Sulli
van Mr Krou#koff |* a w#ll known m#r
h.int who has aiwnys taken a pr>min#*nt
lnt#r#*t in labor matt#ra. Mr. Rullivon
Is in th employ of the Metropolitan
Th# Igahor Party Club ha# b##n In #x
:#nc# two or thr## m>nths. but has b#*n
k>-*p4ng rather qui#< Mr T J. Nwugh
ton, th# w-#ll known labor l#ad#r. Is pr#-
.*l*nt. and I*. Ij. Chart rand. s#*'r#tsiry.
Too club had a m#mb#r*h|p of 1(0 up to
lust night, when tw#t>ty-fl v# mor# names
a*-r# a ( W#*l, making a totul m#ml#rshl|i
of 194 M#mb#r.-*hlp i# op#fl to all l.t>or
ing m#n. whethar union or non-union
This makes four labor candklatos In th#
fl* hi. th** Tmd#s rnlonlst Club having
rc*-ntly non*4nat#d M##srs. W 8. liar
rl- an*l It. W. BUfhi>. Th# Bouthsll**rs
h-v# m.il# Hoveral normnations, among
t* m MwJ. W. Ig Grayson. Tt js #vld#nt
that lh#r# wlil b# arnpl# mat#ri.il from
H'lirh to s#l##t th# ntw ald#rman*' tick#’,
ni th# m#mh#rw of th# pr##il board
who ♦ xq# t to stand for r#-#.l#atlon. h 1
•*#H#r h* looking about. Most of th#
sn<ti<Vatfs announced so far, ara from
sour h#rn s#ctlt>n.
OKfr’H i:i(N MKKT Ta-KIGHT.
Un)nr for fit# Third Vlniftlln of
Klrsf InfMitfry 1% 111 If# Choirn,
A m##timr of th# lln# offfc#r of th#
First Infantry will b# h*ld lonicht at
ih# Reglnwnt.il Armory. The most Im-
I sort ant matt*r t: at Is to com# up will b*
Ih# h I Htig of th** vacancy anHmic th# fi#ld
ofßc#rx. Th# rmijorlty of the Third lioi
lailon, that ts comprised of Ih# ihr## out
of-town rompanlcs. Is vsiani, and th©
officers #lll -I*** id* io-nixht who they will
• l* ct. To** matter has l*#n h#4<! ov r for
Iwo m#rtin*H. ami it 1* #x|># t#*i that It
wHi !•© !w#til#<l at thi# on# <*apt. G. A.
Gordon of th# Ogl#thorp# Hlxht Infantiy
has !*#< p, n nii#! prominently mentioned in
omnoiion with the position. He has
ina*l# an #x Unt officer for th# Oicle
thorp*-.-*, and all his *roth#r officers or#
• ontirtsnt that hta adminie(ration of th#
aftaJr> of th# Uiitaiion wmili) 1m Junt a?
aa has* b**#n his conduct of his
The matter of flliinx th# vacancy that
will exist when Lieut. Col. T. 8. VVylly.
Jr., receive* his prospective l>rom*>tion to
th# full coionHcy will possibly n*>t
hrouaht up to-nlftht. Many of th# offi
cers renaril such action as pr#matur#. and
hav# advised iKstio!m**nt until after the
vacancy really exists.
liom OF UROIINU) NAN KOI NI).
U*■ Vlurlrd \\ Ithoat Ills Identity
llit \l*• u H#**n llls#OT#r#d.
A drowned was foumi yetderday
morn Ins under th# woarf b**twe#n Bar
nard Whitaker streets. Th# boly
was **cn by a * olond lioatman, Henry
Wuiiarns, who, with th# aid of a boy,
ic>wr#d it to the Market dock iul hml th#
coroner telephoned for. Mr. Goett# took
of th# body and took It to his
establishment. Neither th# tlruien* of
U>* tn in nor any one of tnos# that saw
the body were nhl# to identify it. There
w* re i*> papers on th# twtly by which
the man's name or 4<Wtre* < oofcl be die-
over • and aial as no on# cltiimal the body,
it was buried yestenluy afternoon in the
jßiup r • buryinx Kround.
There were no mirks of violence about
th* IsMly. Th** coroner ttynks that l#
probably was a sall*r from (in count *r
mm# of th* islands, and that h# fell
overboard son# time last night unknottn
to any otic, and for that r*t#on no .-#•
port of th# matter has been made.
TO (IAMHATK ITU VItTORY.
%€ rood District Clnh Will Olv# a
The Second District Club will have a
torchlight procession, probably th# early
iwiri of next week to celebrate th# re***nt
election of Magistrate I R. Nathans, and
also In honor of Mayor Myers, for th# re
nominotlon of whom the club is very
much In fnvor.
Tin* details of th# procvsslon, the night
on which it will h# held, the line of th#
nra.r- h. and such. thna will be settled at
a mwrtlng of tt*** club member* to-night.
It Is likely that th* Theater will be *#-
cured. an*l that after the parade tbe club
wiU be ad Install by iom of the well
known political speaker*
HtiLMhi Tin: itiuirr tu\.
!*©•! lively Identitled as th# Man
That Assnnlied rh# NaUor.
I.ouls Holmes. Uiq negro arrested night
b#for# last for an assault with iertont to
murder, commit tad upon th# mate of the
bark Bmvo, Tuesday night, was taken
yesterday to the 9t Joseph * Infirmary,
where his vim Is and there positively
idontlAod st the guilty man. Holmss still
doniss the assault, but besides the iden
tification of the sailor, the detectives hare
enough evidence with which lo convict
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY. DECEMBER 7, 1900.
RECOMMENDS 28-FT. CHANNEL
H>7 PORT Of Ml %HO OK i:\t.nri.RH
a. % IfS HI.KORIC ( OM.HKU.
It R##ntnm#nda a 'i't-Foot I hannrl
from th# Old \\ m♦• r%% *r k • tn th#
*-a. *l th# >**ril tinnnrl, With m
W ll tti of to JMMI I'rrt— % a Ap
lro|rlal!*• f*r th# \\ orW of •!,-
.Vt7,TtM la It••#***tom#n<l#f. of W hl#h
a.*HMt.tNM> la *4nt| |< lit- Now \%nll
* hi#—Th# H#port Hoh#d Intro#,
dlntely to the I'rlnflnst flfl*r for
I •# of lb# River and llnrbor I
A Washington dispatch to *h* Morning
News announces that th# of th*
Hoard of l*7ng n##r Ofllcers, appointed
some llm# ago to make a r#-#xanimation
of th# proJ#> t of G#n GUlmor# for i 2k
foot channel from Savant *h to th# sea.
was laid before Congress y.*t#rday, and
was immediately #nt to tbe fovemmrnt
pr.nt.ng oflV'# to b# put In convenient
shape for us# by the River and Harbor
Th# report approves th# Olllmor# pro
ject and r*nomm*n*ls th# >• foot chan
nel. Th# further Improvement of th#
tKrth chann#!. i* was provil**d for In th#
Gi;imore proJ•• f. !? rerotnmen.ied, and not
th# imrovem* nt of th# south channel,
ns w *s generally favored here. The report
recommends that a d* |kh of f**#t. witn
a channel width of X'n to psi fe.*t, l># es
tabllehrd frocn the old waterworks to the
ocean This Is considerably higher up
than th# present depth of Jb feet extends
.*nd th# channel width recommended Is
a‘so better than (hat which now pre
An appropriation of 11.567.790 r#com*
m*nd**d. of which the M.rnifu: New** dis
l*a(('b #t.it#* IsVW.flfjO Is now available.
This probably refers to the unexpend'-d
ii.i.an * of at>out on th# old con
tract which th# chief of engineers, in ha
annual report to <‘ongrens. r- ommendi* b
mad# nvanuhl# for itw further lmprovc
ment of lhe harbor.
Th# news will b# gratifying to Bivan
njhiana and th# friends of Bvannsh gen
erally. The ordering of thorough sur
vey of th# lmprov#d portion of the rlv#i
at Bbtviinnah by th# chief of engineer*
taken In conjunction with the action of
Kongreft# m ord* ring the rc-examtnati. n
of the Olllmor# project, wer# loth very
favorable indtcations. Th# very favorable
expression# recently ma*l# by Gen. Wil
son .the chief of engineers, with regard
to th# further Improvement of Kavann in
harbor, and the confidence with Which
Congressman Heater haa been inspired by
hi# brother member# of th# River and
Harbor Committee, are both excellent In
dications Of fUCCCM.
On top of this comes th# favorably r#-
port of the board of engineer* upon the
28-foot project. It tw true that a favora
ble report was expected, but nevertheless
•he actual fact is gratifying. It fds# un
derstood that the only question was *•#
of met and th# figure name*! by th# board
in it s report Is much less than was antlc
ipwted With th# amount r#|ort#d as
svailaM# an appropriation of about fl.-
ofii'i.ono additional la all that will b# re
Th# r#-#mo*nAtlon of the Oillmore pro
ject was mad# last month by th# board
appoint'd for th# purpose, consisting of
Gen. Peter C. Haines, chief of th# South
ern division, Capt. Hanford of Charleston,
and Capt. C. K. Gillette of thU city. The
board only completed this work th# latter
l*wrs of November, nd to Capt. Gillette
was delegated th# work of writing the
report. The report was completed and
placed In th# hand* of the chief of en
gineers on Nov. 23.
Capt. Gillette was out of th# city ys
lerday, and could not be ** n for details
of Ih# report- The failure to re*'ommend
th* Improvement of th# south rhantial
will b# regretted by many, but no one
will Object to a of 28 feet by Ih#
CAIsLFsO CUT 111 A MI\U KIRK.
Kirrnifn Hail • n Knrl y Hun tn n
Blase In liar .*•! to east keetloa.
An nlurm of fire was turned In ai 2:30
o'clock yesterday mornlm? by Patrolman
T. C. Murphy, who discovered that th#
one-story frame house No. 21T Harmon
street w.s obtuse. The al arm wa* turned
In from Hox No. 125. and whm responded
to by engines No. 4 ami 5. which quickly
€ xiin£U)*dicd the tire. The how** I* a
three roomed bti lding. occupied by J T
Kipp, colored. The fire broke out In the
front room, which la practically the only
The fire created considerable excitement
in the neighborhood, pistols being fired,
and the bell of an. ar-by church rung to
attract the attention of the police, al
though Officer Murphy had discovered the
blase before either of these m ans of at
tracting his attention had been used.
After the fire had been practically put
out. one of the firemen was approach**!
by an elderly durky, who inquired If he
was "de chief.*’ lie wa* tld that he
“had guessed right,” and he then ex
plained that he. too. was it fireman and
had done good work on the house by
throwing bucket* of w tt*'r on the flam* *
before the engines arrived, and o**ked that
as u special favor le be "wrote up” when
an decount of the “conflagration" was
published In the paper.
KLKtTWI YEW omtTIH,
Hetnrna Hefrlvnl b> \<l|ntnnt ( ne>
From Uni nmlmro I out puny.
Returns from the election for captain
and first lieutenant in the llurke Light
Infantry at Waynesboro have been re
ceived by rapt W. K Coney, adjutant
of the First Infantry. The returns show
that First Lieutenant Floyd L. Scales
was elected captain. amt tbit H.rgt
George A. Johnston was elected first lieu
tenant. defeating Sergt. M C Cohen
b> seven votes.
Thirty-five enlisted men voted In the
election Tlie last quarterly returns of the
company sh>wi*d an enlisted strength of
forty-live, and the perc* ntug of tbi--
voting was very goo*l The Hurk< Light
Infantry has been regard**) for s*#n
months hs In excellent condition, and it
is believed that the company will im
prove under its in w officer^
Orplinti* Home \utii **ile.
The Episcopal Orphan*' Home is among
the charitable Institutions which make
only one aftpeal a year to the general pub
lic, and that is in the form of i sale of Its
wsres. This year’s sale will take place
to-morrow afternoon from 4 to
7 o'clock st the Home, at Liberty
and Jefferson streets. Various useful arti
cles will be offered, among them fancy ta
ble linen, fancy linen work ar.d other
things for which there is considerable de
mand The kindergarten children will
probably be present Refreshments will
be served by tbe ladies during the even
\ AVIAII NUT rONNIDKHUi.
M*>r M)rr Writes CoagTSMßra
%t**ut Nimnl station.
Th# anncMir. *#m#nt in a Washington
4lt'iat 'h In yesterday s Morning News
• t Rear Admiral End.' wt. chief of the
liar- ui of Docka and Yards, had Just
nturt.ed from a flying visit to I’ort Koval
.i.d Charleston, m*re t.ian ever impressed
v. the wixdom of the proposed transfer
of la# naval station fr**m I'ort Royal to
<'bari##!on. uro>#d Mayor Myers to tha
ne ulty ol taking some further act log
in Havarmah s behaif In th# matter.
Th# *ii - patch further state*! tnat Admi
ral Kndt -ott would approve he iep*>rt of
c* board, of which Rear .Vknlrai lto*lg
ers I* chairman, which favors the trans-
Ur to Charleston.
Mayor Myers said yesterday that he was
under the impr*>lon that t.e Naval iwrr.ir.i
w. uki visit Ba i onnah, and would give
tn# advantages of this city som# con
d* rot before making tip It# report.
ll* was surprised ut th# announcement
th.st the r*t*rt 1# about to b** approved
Miihout Ba\annah he t ng given any x>n
•J# rat ion • mi In the hope that som#-
tr. ng inigut b# effe* *d. even at this l*‘
day, Mayot Al>ets addressed letters on
th subject yesterduy to Ht-r.ators liacon
arnl C*<*y, at <1 Congressmen Ltsttr,
i r.-fit -ir.d lAvum a. The following
l tier Heii a tor Clay i#t. fv>rth the May
4*r - position in the matter:
< ity of Huvannah* Mayor’s oflice, Ba
v*nin,h. Oh . Ik**' >, 19# lion. A. 8
• l*y. r 8 Senator. Washington, r>. C.:
i*ar He >• at or Clay: I notice In the press
til -i-at■ he# of to-day that there is a strong
jr e abi.Ky of the naval station now at
I ort Royal being ordered r#m>v**d to
<’.a;irl dun, without Savannah # udvan
tages being con#l l* r and at all. It appears
to m* that in a matter of such lmnort
atic* th** i lalms of all ports in the vicini
ty tdi Mild If cor aider >o. ami the station
should be locate*! at that one which offers
th* greatest advantages for such a pur*
I m >(*•• Here In HdViitKMh we are strongly
of the opinion that in harbor facilities we
•r# superior to any other port In this
section, an*l shat many other rtHOB>
' , 'uld be pies rued why this port should
be selected If the station Is to b** re
moved from Port Royal. Our citixens !>#•-
ll#vo, and \i appears to m# Justly, that
- *me attention srwmld at least have been
tald to th.s city before any determination
•V4S reached in the mutter. I whs un
der th# lmiresion tho< th# rwv.il officers
in charge of th# matter woukl visit Sa
vannah an*! consider Its claims before re
porting to Congress.
The dec sloti, however, seems to hive
been reached without rgnrd to the claims
of any other port than Charleston. Natur
ally w# look to our Georgia senators and
representatives to pronoto on r Interest*
in a matter of such importance. I trust
that, if it Is not too late. Hav.innah will
not h# overlooked. Savannah invites com
parison with any other South Atlantic
lort when It comes to the advantageous
location of a government naval station.
Keeling that w# will hav# your valua
ble assistance, 1 am very re# port fully,
Considerable effort has been mad# dur
ing th# last several months to have th#
Georgia senators and representatives
draw th# attention of the naval author
ities to Savannah’s advantages as a lo
cation for the naval station, but without
any satisfactory results. The station
seems to have l*en looked upon as B**nu
tor Tillman** particular plum sine# the
t ine h# m nag#*l to work In his resolu
tion far th# removal to Charleston along
with the naval appropriations' hill.
UFA KING U %* POSTPONED.
Atuesee of Witness Prevented Far
ther investixstinn of £toef|*l| Case.
There was no further hearing yester
day in the case of Boiomoa Shaft ail. the
S lYunnah wholesale grocer who has be en
arrested ar<l arraigned before I’nited
States commissioner Lewis on a charge
of placing in circulation a raised stiver
The hearing was to have been resume*!
in the afternoon, but at the hour appoint
***l \V. H Lynch of Kin* on. a material
witnot* for the government, had not op
pea red Assistant District Attorney W.
K. I.*kn, who is looking after the in
tfrests of the gi*vernm nt at the hear
!i g. requested th** commissioner to post
pone furth*r consideration of the cn.*e
until this afternoon, when Mr Lynch will
be here. l>rf*utv Marshal White, It l*
expected, with the wttne*s, will return
to the city by that time.
Mr. K. o. Futcii. the traveling sales
man for the defendant. from whom Mr.
Bl>eftaU said he received the raised hill,
w in present before the commissioner, but
his evidence was not taken. It was deem
ed better to wait until ali the witnesses
who were needed were on haisl and thus
b* |n a iM>slt|on to complete the investi
gation at r s.ngle hearing.
I*KD lll** riPTOK % 'II.It It V ( HAH:.
Lead-Pipe Thief Mml* n Break f*r
Three negroes. J*e Boston. O. Owens,
nrxl Robert Gibson, were arrested yester
day morning, charged with the theft of
lead plj*e from the rums of the Chat-
Iram Academy. Jwt as he wa about to
Ikj put In the patrol wagon. Gibson made
a dash for liberty, and came very mar
m iking good his escape. He started down
f'glethorpo avenue going east, but seeing
I atnolman F**tvi*r waiting for him at
Ahercorn street he changed his course and
went down Floyd street Instead, thence
down McDonough street. He made for
and entered Colonial Park, went througii
it to Habersham street, th**n down to
Llbt rty. and *at on that street until he
came to McMillan's copper works.through
which he went, over the fence that sur-
it Into Perry street lane where ha
entered a house Patrolman Fender, who
* something of a sprinter himself, sahl
that it ha* been a long time since he
has seen ho fleet a fugitive, but he man
ur'd to keep hln In view and captured
him In the house In which he had sought
rc f uge.
Ihe men appears and before Recorder
Hart ridge and were by him remanded to
the City Court.
*T\% ILL ROCIY BECOME A LAW.
ftlll Making; Guards an Independent
Battalion of Artillery.
The announcement In the Morning News
dispatches tram Atlanta yesterday, that
the .Hnotc bad passed the hill designating
the Savannah Volunteer Guard# Battal
ion as an ind pendent battalion of heavy
artillery, armed with rifles, was received
with pleasure by th** member* and friend*
of that historic corps.
The ehnlrtiwin of the Military Committee
of the House has already expressed him
self to Senator t'ann a* being heartily in
favor of th* hil and It Is believed that It
will |ni*-* the House with the same celer
ity and with practically the same unani
mity with which it passed the tfenato. In
the Senate th*r% was not a disi>entlng
Gov. Candler too has expraaatd him
s* If In favor of the bill, so that It is prac
tically assured that It will become a law
within the next f**w days.
Fifty Cents Will Mop 3 our Aerate to
Whether It Is from tetter, ecsems. ring
worm. salt rheum, or any other ekin
trouble, uee Tetterint. and accept on sub
stitute. claimed by the dealer to be "juet
as good " Nothing ala* la Just ae good
If your druggist can't supply you. send SO
cents In stamps to J. T. Bhuptrine. Savan
nah, Ga., for a box postpaid.—ad.
FAIR MOVEMENT UNDER WAY.
tX MMITTF.r* M1II2) TO t'4>VA
FOM ST4TB F4IH ft Ml.
The Various Inilnstrles. Business
Lines nnd *rnlraalona Vnnluned to
Snh-enmnilttees, fsi-b 44 Ith n
t hstrmss Committeemen 44 111
itemize Voilee To-itsj 44Hli Me
(ineal tn llrain 44ork Imntedlutel>.
Lskensrnneo Hna DtmlUK-srrd
■nd Vow i:ier> hody Is IH-teriulued
•o Get the Fair.
It iM'em* jw>ur*sl that S.ivwntll 1U tiat
only sA for the State Fair, hut. ns sisk
ins ts praetFnlly equivalent to receiving.
It srltl inks hoid of It and run tt tn >t
etyie (hat this old Institution has not
known In years. This ts Jislyms >y the
rtdrlt with which the business nun of
the city have taken hol.t of the matter
itn<l no better tub wtlons couM be desirol.
The lukewarmnees which Savannah nt
ttrst tiv-fkiayeit towanls the fair movenv nt
has entirely passxi ow-ny. The met-ttng
held at the City Exeh tnee Turwdi)- aftet
roosx. and the steps taken yoterday by
Mayor Myers not hk ..tetants or.
the 44'nys and Mi are romnutte*-. put the
movement In seed sh.ife for a live work,
which will bexin ut once.
Mayor M>ers and the commute.mm
whom he had selected In accordance with
the resolution of the merlins the pre
vious afternoon, met at the Mayor's of
fice at noon and proreeted at on '• to
the work before them. It wa and., Ul and
that the Mayor should remain tempoeii*
rtly at the head of the commuter, and
that there shouid be no permanent orsau-
Izatlon until the stuck suht-cilidions have
been secured A meetlnx of the sub
scriberw will then tie called and a pci -
manent organization effeemt.
At the sugaration of he Mavor It wns
dtchtid to divide out the work among the
Canvasslnjt Committee nrcordiiiK to tt-.e
various tines of tiueini-rs. occu(xittons and
Ptofese.ons rather than by di.-tricts,
tictnx akreed th.it the work ivjul.l be more
promptly an.l more satisfactorily a. ■ .>m
p.lshed in this manner. The subdivision
ol me work and the selection of com
mittee. occupleil considerable time. The
division was very carefully made as w.-,s
also the selection of the committees, the
Idea being to select men who could r.ot
only render able as-lsunce, but KIM
wenild cheerfully do so At the on u
.-non It was generally agreed that the
committee was one of the atib-M ever
sHeetid for a work of this kind In rii
The rubdivleton of |tkm| Interests, tn
each of which a committed D .ts-lgned,
with the ,-hulrtn.in of ea.-h cominittee, u
law-> ora and Architects—Capt. W. D
iNx-tors nnd fientlsts—Dr W 4V GwCr.s
\4'hoe-,ia amt Retail Dry Goods. Cloth
ing. She*-, tints. Millinery. Ilatdwate
Palm* Oil, Glasawarii. Jewelry, I’hn <4.
raphers and Retail Gro.-erte— HU Levy.
44 holesale Grocr-rics. Naval Stores.
Dumber, ljqunm, Glgnrs and Tobacco—o'
44’hoisale ar.d Retail Drugs-Isalah Solo
Hoists. Rewiaurants. Cafea. Thecitcrs—
J V4\ Jackson.
Banks. Cotton. Capitalists. Real Hstat*
and Insurance—Leonold Adler
Truck Planters. Sals Stables, Dealers
■md Manufacturer* Cart I lees 44'.ig..ns and
Miscellaneous— Julius Kaufman,
Faeh committee ror.riatg of from thrr
to six members, seconding to the amount
of work Included In Its detail. Some of
the committee*. It will tie seen, have quit.
extensive llnee to cover. The chairmen
of these committees are almost without
exception very busy men. ant care Ins
(e rr taken to provide th-m with ah . as
-ist.ints. It being no part of the plan that
the chief work should fall upon the shoul
ders of the chairmen of the several run
Mach chairman will receive n notice to.
day. Slating the work allothd to him and
giving the names of his committeemen
with the request that he call hi commit
tee together at the very eorleat comm,
len- e of hlmse.f and the others concemad
as the work ts otis wtach does not admit
of delay Each 'isrimltti-.-man will l-o
receive a notice. Informing him of his ap.
(•ointment nnd tiie committee to which hr
has been s-signed, and requesting lit
hearty assistance and i-o-opi-ratlon In the
work It Is (svssllile that some line- have
heen ovii.ook.sl |n making out the
stgnments to committees, m.t these wll
lie included later as attention is t (>
The memliers of the lommlttees will
handy receive notice tn time to get to
g.-tta-r to-day. hut It la ite.-lnst they should
do so to-morrow, If possible, and that the
work shoukl he begun without delay
44 hlle the sum named as the amount of
stock to lie sulascrttsd Is BA.OOO. It I
ble that aa targe an amount as this ma\
not he necessary. It |* considered the
safer plan. however, to secure till
amount, and as the subacrtptlons arc to
he calleit |n by Instai ments, the full
amount will not he called for If It be fours!
not to he required.
“LA Mil or TUB MlDM4.ll’l M\."
Hey. B. P. Johnson IH-llsrred nn In.
teresllnw I. entire at Parish Hall.
Rev It P. Johnson hi, lllua
traied lecture, upon "The Land of the
Midnight Sun." at St John's Parish Ha l
tail night. The hall was a.most com
pletely tilled With on audience that lis
tened with keen delight to Mr Johnson's
dear exposition of the very mmy and
beautiful view* that were diaj.layel on
In form the lecture wae a description
of a journey from New York to tin north
.oaet of Norway, where the "Midnight
Sun” la aeen In ail lta strange glory. The
entire trip wiut described, bcirlnnlnK with
Ihe voyage acroe. the Atlantic. the n ~p
the cuaatw of Ireland and Scotland, the
land voyage through the Liner country
and England to Hull, and the voyage
across the North sea to Norway.
Mr Johnson described gracefully many
of the t'.Mu’, of Interest along this tour,
with special referen.-* to th. cathedral
and other specimens of eccle-Maril.ml ar. h
llecture In Norway the fiord, and K l,.
fibre, the quaint ••Hie* and towns, 'he
tumbling fads and mountain peak", that
were pictured on the screen, received an
milled beauty from Mr. Johnm.i', descrip
tion of ih-lr Interest and charm
The lecture wu* delivered under the a :a
t'lcea of the guvannah chapter o' the
Ihitightera of the American Revolution
for the benefit of Ihe Oglethori* M-vu
mont fund. The large alien.lan. .> served
to make a material addition to th fund.
FOR THH 4'HHISTMAa 4iIMF„
bpsannah Foolliall Team I‘alilna i„
The Savannuh football team ha* re.
aurard lta practices, atwl la rapidly getting
in good eh,|ie for Ihe game with Jack
aonvllle In that city on Chrlaimn- The
weak spots In the eleven ~r , t W | re
strengthened by new material. tnotly re
turning college players, In town for the
Changes will be mede from now on a,
better men for the pu.ltlona are developed
and a large number ef men are wanted by
Coach Sauam at each practice ir. ord,- to
taat the abllttlaa of each p ever. A gen
eral practice and meeting w 111 he he.d to
ntgtot at the Hussar- Armori and every
body Interested In tba wotk U aaruasliy
requested to attamk
MIKtrrHBLS AHE HKHK.4HM46.
llnssnrs Promise an Riselleal Per
formance for Dec. IT.
The Hussars' Minstrel Company, which
will give a performance at the TTieater
on the evening of Dec. IJ. to r the benefit
of the King's Daughters' Freeh Air Fund
jrul Imy Nursery. Is being steadily re
hmreed for the event.
For the last alx weeks rehearsals have
taken place twice or three time* a week,
but, beginning next Monday night, they
will be held nightly. Darge additions to
the company have been made since the
very successful performance of Inst year.
Hid special attention is being devoted to
the music. The balladl.sts Include Mr.
I>. McCardie, Mr. Jack Black. Mr.
James B. Goodman and Mr. John Bank*,
wtil.e the humorous songs will be render-
I by Messrs. Connerat. Clark and 44'lll
nms. The musical part of the perform
ui e w ill Is* under the skilled direction
of Mr. Kdwyn 44'oodhoms.
The costuming and scenic effect* will
ts on an elatiorate scale and the general
effect, presented when the curtain rise#
oi: tn. tlrst part, will Is- like nothing that
imateur minstrel* have previously at
tempted here. An attractive programme
fir the second port has been made up,
aid It w.ll Inchale a number of features
of tar more than the amateur standard of
The charities for which the performance
w.ll tie given are certainly among the
meet meritorious tn Savannah, being de
igned to reclaim from lives of vice and
'.me the little 1 hlktren of the city. That
they have done much to a<s-ompllsh this
'•lid. no one who has Investigated their
workings doubt*. It ts altogether to lit
• fie -feil tnat a very targe audienee will
gri- t Inis second performance of tha Hus
FOM OKU DODGE KI.BtTIO*.
After It the laiUge < otnpllmrntrd
Deputy Grand .Hire.
At the meeting of Oor.eord lavtgc No
17 of old Fellows last night, the follow
ing off! er were elected for the ensuing
Noble Grand—William T. 4Vail*.
Vt • Grand—Walter H Kuhlman.
Rie-ordlng iks-n lary—4V. H. 4Vlnn.
Ftnatv-lai tb- netary—44". D. Flnlhorna.
Tre,.<urer—H A. Auerim-h
Past Grand K. P. Mason was electwi to
succeed turns* If as trustee for the next
After adjournment the lodge marched tn
a body seventy strot g. lo the Central
Railroad depot to hid farewell to Deputy
Grand tt.re John it Goodwin of Atlanta.
I.txe Oak's Flection.
Live Oak Ixstge of Odd Fellows also
hekl Its ekctlon last night and elected
the following officers:
N. G—Elton 8. Osborne.
\". O-F 44’|llett.
Secretary- Dander Butler.
Trustee*—W. O Hawley. H. Blatlgny
and K. S. Osborne.
The past grand Is 44’. O. Hawley.
Ilattpt Dodge's Officers.
Haupt IxHlge also elected the following
N. O -Sam 44'llensky.
V. G.—John Stahmcr.
Trustee—J. E. Bandlford. Jr.
Mr. Sarullford was also elected trustee
and organist. Mr. Emil Peters It past
OSTEOPATHY BILL DEFEATED.
Effort to I.rgaliar Its I‘raetle* In
Dr. Bt. J. B. Graham, president of the
Savannah Medical Society, received a tel
egram yesterday from Senator C'ann, an
nouncing that the reconsideration of ths
osteopathy bill had been defeated In the
Sniate. Thia disposes for the n.-otwl
time of the movement to legalise the prac
tl-e of osqopathy tn Georgia. A Dill
legalising oslepathy w.w te lore the last
le-k-lntature. anyt was debated. It was
r. introduced In the Senate at the iiresent
sci-slon. aid defeated, but the osteopaths
and their friends made a fight for n re
censidaswuon. The me>lk-al soviet, .
throughout the state took a hatid. and
wlten the vote to reconsider was taken
yi*;crday. the osteopath brllevers were I
■ gain defiati-d.
In tin* Itcrorder's C ourt.
In the R ecotder’a C>urt yesterday
Mamie Pinckney, colored, charged with
drawing a razor on Hattie Hondoraon. alao
colored, was sentenced to $lO or fifteen
Lizzie Bkxon. colored, arreased for abus
ing h small chili of which she was the
nurse, and vlso with cursing and abus
ing Mr. M Fried who remonstrated with
her. was sentenced to 915 or twenty days.
The beet that money can buy should
he your aim In choosing a medicine, and
this Is Hood * Sarsaparilla. It cures
when others fall —ad
Map of Savannah.
Map and Guide of Ravannah. up to date.
Price 25c. For sale at fOatlU’s Newt De
pot. No. 45 Bull street. Savannah. Ga -
Paulding's Pippin rider.
This celebrated pure, apple Juice elder,
made In J/ong Island, can be had in pint
of quart boitl-s, direct fi*m the manufac
turer*. with their own stamp, at Lippnian
Broa., Druggists. Havannah. *.a ad
I nr Over Fifty Years.
Mrs Window s Soothing Syrup has been
us**d tor children teething. It soothe# the
child, art ten* the gum.-*, allays all pain
cure* w*nd colic, and l the T>, * remedy
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bolile.
"Greybeard l a family medicine with
*." .aid a | rominant business man ye,.
I terday. 'My wife take. It. and I notice
eh. I, enjoying letter health than for
yrars. The children keep well by taking
Orayheard may be obtained at all dm*
•tore* or write to ua for it. Kespeaa Drug
Cos., aole prop,.. Savannah. Ga.—ad.
A Delirious Smoke,
The Herbert Spencer I, an el-rant rig*,
and It la truly n de||*hlfu| enjoyment to
Inhole the fumea of this fine tobacco; h |.
cxhllarntln* and delicious.
gee that tho name of Herbert Spencer
la on every wrapper of every cigar, with
out which none are *enulne.
The ll.Tt.ert Spencer cigar* nr, only
.old by th- to* of 80. Conchas at 12.(0.and
I’erfe toa. H 50 at Ltppman Itros.. whole,
n.ilc druggists. ltarnard nnd Congress
atneta, of thla city.—ad.
“It Cared *,"
••Orayheard broke up rheumatlam on
me." aaya Mr Cliaa. Tlioma*. the jew
eler on Whitaker street. "And put mo In
belter health tt.an 1 have enjoyed In a
l.injr time ."
Take Greybeard Pm, for that dlssy
fee.ir.g—Lost appetite, and follow It up
with a bottle of Greybeard. It la al] you
need. Restate Dru* Cos., acle prop. Sa
A Hlgh-Orad- InaMtullon for Ladle*
Shorter Oolle, Rom, aa. Write for
The kinds that give satisfaction. Hot Stuff Stoves.
Oil Heaters that don't smoke, wm. & il H. Lattimohk.
Retirino Iroin Business
Is an absolute fact and
not a fake sale. Select
your Xmas gifts now
and we will put them
aside for you.
Just Opened, anew
LIBBEY’S CUT GLASS
in the latest pieces, with
all the new shapes and
cuttings. Don’t fail to
see our grand display.
Our stock is alive with
beauty, comprising the
latest styles of popular
Ceo. W. Allen Sl Cos.
Wedding Presents Specialists,
STATE AND BARNARD STREETS.
CHIMNEY TOPS. FLUE PIPE.
FIRE BRICKS. GROUND
n m s si
113 Broughton Str#rt \V#st
u R nau f r Mnj.Aso.
Frseldeat Vice )’res leu I
lIcNRT ULint. Jr See r wad itsas I
Sash, Doors and Blinds, j
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
Class and Brushes, ]
EI’ILDERS' HARDWARE, ;
Lime, Cement and Plaster.
•m sa Wktnkw MSSSIK
Wood Mosaic Co.'s
Have been laid In many of the con *!
fort a bit* home* in N w York, % .
other cHlea. Mwr* cleanly and econoin* -**
than earj**<* Plain and fancy floor* :il
and poll*hod compile o\*r old *•
making a aolld and beautiful impro' ,? *
Having a number of floor* to lay In *' •
vannah thi* mowh wi nan quote **
figure*, f’a a-logua and eatlmat'-e n**y
had by addrraelng J M APA Mb.
227 N Charle* afreet, BaMlmcr M•
FINE FLORIDA ORANGES.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES o. • >
■FED RTE. SEED OATS.
HAT. GRAIN. FI <
CHEESE, BEANS. Peas. Blcs Sira". c,c -
W. D. bimkins &
THE KLIMr-HEAKN CO..
Prawn tins si the Matins* ToW
Pries*—Adults Me, children l‘ v
To-niaht at : oeso<l'
"AN INNOCENT BIN NEIL
Prices—loc, 20c and Ms,