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WILL GO TO CHARLESTON.
MAYOR AM) %I.DKHVO TO
HORROU * i\:h mork. m
Will ittenil the Vninml 'lrrlhig of
the l.i-nuiip of WiinlrlpnllHr*.
Health OMcrr llriMiaer Will Hril
m Paper I |ittn *| rm rat 1 1 n r unit llir
l*rr %• i llon of thr Aprrfld of Epl
ilrmlr OhrNark-hnannah Will
Support .Innit tlooii, >. 1 *. for Next
\rnr'i Merlin* Hrtan Mulll> amt
Itarlbert of That < lt> Wrrr Here
\ t r rlu y null n|tiarrd thr Cltf'a
The mur.* pul party *lll make the trip
lo Charles* r Tnls hss lei n dt'*l<hd and
the arrangemeu** have been made. The
party *•!.. I ive the Plant System depot
• 1 7> oV,<> k to-night and will arrive
lr Charleston in the early morning. Tti
party *lll travel by n pri\at* Pullman,
whi * II *lll retain for thr trip. In order
not to be iponvfnlfrrel by any crowd
ing at the i.l* on account of the at
tendance upon the mteting of the Lr ague
of Munuipadtle* Tin party all ieave
Charleston to-morrow flight, arriving
a out 3 o lock fhe next morning
Mayor Myers expert* that tin majority
of the Hoar.l of Aldermen *lll *'fnpi
him, and the outlook Is that th entire
board, *lth one or t*o exceptions. *l.l
mak) the trip. One alderm tr. hi !* •.
all. have lo be left In thr i \ to fl.l Ihe
position of a ting Mayor I;. sides th< *il
derated. tire clerk of Council, Mr W. I*.
Hailey, Health OffltH W. F. Hrunner and
Director Gaii**n of the public works, will
accompany the Mayor. Mr. C. A Gradot
m* s>enger of Council, *lll a.so In* In the
The Invitation lo attend the meeting
wa* ••Mt-ri.lM by th< Mayor and City
f'oiincll of Char.’Mot. The Savannah
party does not rtpt i any -pedal att-n.
lion, however, as they understand that
Mayor 6myihe and his council men *lll
have their hand • full in looking after the
large number of delegate* tram all sec
tions of the country. The Savannahtans
will endeavor to attend the sessions of the
convent ion and *,*o to fcc something or
the city during their brief stay. Dr
Brunner will real he paper on the pre
vention of tpid’intr disease!* at one of the
U it expected iiMtt there will be a larg
attendance upon the Municipal league
Convention Jam tat own, N Y., Is ui
r*al> seeking tile next annual meeting
Messrs. George E. Malt by and George F
Hur.bert, reprc.H* ntatlve* of that llvrly
little city. s|H*nt her*-. ani r
reived the assurance of Mayor Myers that
Rarannih would support Jamestown The
visitors suggest**! that perhaps Savannah
might desire th** next annual convention,
but Mayor Myers replied that as the
la-ngite had **>me so far South this year,
Is tv ou II naturally be expected to g
North th* ensuing year, twid that Savan
nah would wait her turn
Alfesr*. Malt by nd llurlburt ms*le a
fine Impr* • . mi while here, and tho***- who
m*-t them r gretted that they could not
make a longer stay Ml Malloy Is th.
general pass* tiger agent of the ChauUm
<iu Steamship Company, and Mr. Hurl
hurt is connected with tile passruget
department Of the same .Inc The vis;
or* were taken in hand by General Pas
senger Agent J. C Haile and Ciljr Pas
senger Agent W. G Brewer of the Cen
tral Hallway, and shown about the Hty.
The Jamestown visitors were tioomlng
the big Pan-American Exposition a: Buf
falo th.e summer as wed as their own
town. Janv-Mown I** only ab*>ut seventy
n* ties from Buffalo. n*l the Erie Hall road
will run a number of trains dally between
the two cities while the exposition 1* In
progr. a*. Little souvenirs of Buffalo and
Jsm>!(wn combine* were distributed oy
th- visitor*, on*- being In the *ha|*e of n
miniature frying pan. In* ribed •'Pan-
American Exr*o*ltion.' with a yellow rib
bon attached Inscribed Jamestown."
\\ \n A(l|llTTi:i Ol Ml II BEK.
l oli n baffnrd Tried far Killing
I'rnni'U 11. ldo|.
Montgomery. Ala . Dec. it.-The Jury in
file case of John Gafford. charged with
the murder of Francis B. Lloyd, brought
In a verdict to-day of not guilty, and th**
prisoner was discharged
Tills terminated one of the most refe*.
bra ted criminal rues ever tried In Ala
bama In August, IW7. Gafford shot and
killed Lloyd, the newspaper mnn known
as "Rufus Zanders." Gafford claimed
that Lloyd had improper relations with
CRY or I IMF. I U MCI! PANIC.
•It* udredii of Children Eoiight nitd
htrn**lrd to ■ .
Chicago. Dec. 11.—Fifteen hundred chll
ditu fought and struggled to escape the
fan> ied horror of death by fire this even
tag in Ihe West Twelfth Street Turner
Hall, where they were seeing a Punch and
Judy show There was no spark of and ime
In the building, but the cry of a startled
youngster was taken up instantly, uni
the gathering was a panic. Four children
were badly hurt.
Ilooalns \rw Voles.
Douglas. Go.. Dec. 11 -Sheriff-elect \V
W. Buutherland. with his family, moved
Into hi* n**w quarters at the new Jail
yesterday, lie says that every outstand
ing warrant shall be executed, and th*
aroused brought to trial. If It takes twen
ty deputies to do It. or the accused wLI
tmve lo leave ihc earth.
Next Saturday is the day for electing
a Mayor an*! Aldermen for the city o!
Douglas, iii-1 as yet no announced can
didates In opposition to the obi U>ar t
Mayor McDonald will. In od probability,
xc re-elected with r**rhnps u change In
gome of the board of aldermen
Business Is Improving and prosperous.
There ur 321* bales sea island cotton hi
the Merchants’ and Planters' warehouse
Buildings going up all th* time and dc
mends for realty and houses arc Increas
Will Give l*la?er a Menrlnu.
New York. Dec. ll.—The Baseball Flay
era* Protective Association will bo giver
a hearing by the National League mag
nates in this city to-morrow.
I acting well. You suffer from bilious
] ness, constipation. Ayer’s Pills act
I directly on the liver. For 60 years
I the Standard Family Pill. Small
I doses cure. 25c. All druggists.
Waal font inouiUriie or boar*! a bsswUfal
I>rown nr blaek ? Then use
, BUCKINGHAM'S DIE BWCi.
Biliousness and Torpid Liver,
Tauaed by <*r load log th# totßa<*li. leaves yr in • eondbioo tbst tTja“
you sur'#|>ithl- to roiUaslou* If stoos< b snn •<*'r • #***
will slwaf* * -**l health No setllclse lu tlio h* at
taint'd ntKb a world wl-!** r**pu*atl< n or t -* s lad- r*d by s*> rsany fatnow* and ••’li-
Xnoan (ibyiiciaoi fvr tb* post l lvt rore of htusirb troubles, iilitoosaesa sad Liter
Prescribed by the Medical Profession for 30 Years.
AYKRAGR POUR on** half fomhlrrfol tah**n baif hour b#fre brehfaa will
eleasse jour ayaieua. f -ur stonacS la a beailky cs-sd.ll o anJ rr*ste sa tpf*
■ at the Label. > [\ Cl / for the F sll Marne,
LUUIa Bloc and Kcd. ( / \O IA “lluntadi-Janos”
H'OHK 1% Mil Slt-l>At RAtK.
Itlil-r. Wrrr \rnr llir
Stark at tllilnlitht.
Ni-w Vork, Drc Jt —With th*' liou<unl
mill" tnark hut * .ror* of m.lr* hra *.f
nlr.r of t l ir nlx-rtay blcvcle ri.trrr
tn Maciiron ft*iuar.- *srarn at midnlrlit
t ••i.litht t-forr in.uO<’ |ir. tator. wrr.
k* up thr hurrl' snr |*a*-r srt f*w
t irm at m:*lntisl!t on Bunds) Thlr W;i
. < t'rxiniiiiftc **f ihr thlid *t.v of ttr con
tr.t, ami Klkrs amt MoKdrUnt .in*l
I'hror an.) Moßarhrrn hod rUMcn
mil*'. anl thrrr Jat**-. on I arrr on* lap
to thr front, m idvantaur whlrh ** ft"
* ui* <1 Ihroiuch ;,n unfortunate fold*'nt to
thr Krrnrh tram. <iiuir*)ltx and Hunar.
r.rly tht art**tnoon. TurvJlle ami Olmm
rno'lr h xrr.it “j.urt Just h*forr m:*)ntirht
aii.l iir<> ii.iw only **nr lap hack of thr
At N o'clock in Itir mornlnx Waller nml
Olmtn foilalrd with a or.irh Hite tir* 1
ami sleepy non in the line rod* 1 etmixht
Into tlie nnx up. Korrtunatrly no wr w.*-
arrlourly hurt either physically or In hi*
i haticea for firm pla< ■
At 8 o'rlo* k the ira.llnx *ram were rlx
mil*** and n;n** lot * ahead of the record
of lust* h*ll l>y Pierce and f. mm The
wore at 1 o'clock thi*. Wednesday, morn
lilket* and McFarland. Sk'.S: Plrr.-r ad
M Ba hcrn 95.V3. Him.ar and ‘louX'dt*
Turvllle and ti.mm. #•£**. Waller and
|t||n*n !MB.O; Itahm-k and Aronaon.
„ Kleio r and K-.ier.ek Set 0 Kaiser
and Ryaer. %!; Muller an.l Acoutrler.
Tl.e score at 2 o'clock follow*.
Kike* and McF'irlaml. Pierce ami Me-
I'3a*'iiern. 1.<2 3; S.mar and Qoucnlts 1-
>I>:I; Turvine and liimm. Waller and
Stlnecai. ami Bal.i-.K-k ami Arn.on. 1.-
ini 9: Fl*her and Frederick. 1.W1.7; Kal
•rr ami Ryaer, l.mi.S; Miller and Acoou
trler, 9tti 9
AItIIKSTEI) IV NEW VOHK.
ala vi Front I oaltt II lea I* Taken In
I bn rise hr Poller.
New York. Iter. 11 -A man elvlnx the
name of J*e Antonio Martin**. who
.lalme to be a merchant-planter of <’ot>ta
Kt.tt, wat* arrested to-day a remilt of
a dh*patch from Ihc United Skates *on
u| at Panama. recetve*l by the ftoilce
h. r. Marlines arrlve*l here to-day on the
steamer At hot* from Panama. The dls
lati.h from t'nlted rtt tte- t'onaul Gml*er
at Panama was as (oitowta:
Per Athoe from Utmon will arrive on
dun.lay Man travelmx under aaaumed
come Joee Antonio Marline* for Jonrf.t
Tahucto. ahpi-onded Watch until arrival
of Advance. Gudsrer.
Martlm-x carried |7,3nc In live l.ank
drafts, fl.wn in money. .'O7 In silver Mex
| ican mine and lir*. mimlx rof Mouth
American xold calna Th* prisoner said he
had m>t ahacomhd and did not know why
hr had h*-rn arrested.
Wnyrro**. Ga.. Dec. 11 —Dean lAitrler.
I<- year-old *on of Mr. H M. Liuritr.
Ware county’* tax coll* tor, wai out
huntirtfc Saturday and lia-l th* misfor
tune to hr<* ik hi* atm.
The rimtlia of Frank Whitney acre
burled thl* m*>rtiing In Kettle Greek Ceme
tery. He ui a brother-in-law of J \V.
S C H. and H H Marly of Ihl* city,
and died ye*terday In the asylum at MU
ledxevfSle. where he wa* rent four or five
The following ticket will probably b*
prrtrntol to the mue* tn**tlnt: at the
-inc held each year on the leond Fri
day inglU li. December: Mayor A M
Krlxht; Alderman. First ward, c K
Murphy; 8* odd wad. J A Jone*; Thiol
wanl. W 8 Crawford; Fourth ward. J.
M Well*; Fifth war 1. II H. William*.
ikarJ of Education. W. .1 Cargwel*, J C.
Humphrey* and W. M T**mei,
Rev. M A Thlgp*n and George R
Vouman* have uppLhd for letter* of ad
rr,!ni*tration on the e*tate of the lata T.
T Thigpen, and Ordinary will pa**
upon the otne the hrit Monday In Jan
nary. They have leen appointed tcmior
E. K Dale an employe of the Ratill*
Mmufactur.ng Company. lo*t the thumb
and foretinger frni hi* left hand while
working around * *me machinery.
The family of Mr Kara James, late ed
itor of the ik If HeUance. now defunct,
will tie sent to Atlanta, where he 1* at
work. Fund* arc being rained here to-day
to pay their way. Th family consist* of
a wife an 1 ten or twelve children.
Three Women 111 sain nar lea.
New York. Dec. 11.—The hoard of man-
Hirer.** of the ProtfitavK EpifoODfe) Mis
sionary Society held It* m nthly meeting
to-da\ Three women missionaries were
appointed for work within the T’nlted
HtMte* They were Ml** Nancy Gantling,
who I* to work nmnng the negroes at
Brunswick. tit., under the direction of
the Bishop of Georgia. Mi** Augusta M
Murphy, to lo>* Angeles. and Mi** 1-aura
Carroli to North Car<>iina
iNTitint iei or uum:*i: pivance.
They Are of * Kind to Drive n \\ ext
ern Hanker I raa>.
New Orleans T.me*-Democrat.
“Chino 1* full of myiftrie*," *atd the
chief clerk of u New Orleans steamship
agency, chatting after hu*me** hour* the
other day, “hut the greatest of all I* it*
money. I wa station* I at Hong Korn,
dur ng the larger part of l*W. a* assistant
nuinager for the principal German export
house in the city, and 1 made a desperate
effort to muster the Intricacies of native
finance, hut I never entirely succeeded.
\Vh tu*rr 1 thought I had grasped the
subject some new ©ompllraiion would
arise and leave me worst muddled than
ever. To begin With, the finance* of the
s hole empire ar* leased on the que<r
looking copper coin with a mi*•*!• hole
in the centre known as a 'cash.* It is the
only recognised legal tender; ull taxes
are assessed in It and the great majority
of big business deals with Chinese mer
chants are first figured out In that vned
lum For convenience they are general)?
strung through the centre in bunches of
“1 was in China for over nine months
and never found out exactly what a cas t
was worth Mom American* over there
have a misty idea that they run about a
bushel to the dollar, but, while that isn t
very far from the truth, the estimate is
hardly accurate enough for commercial
purpose* The offb lal value of the *o|n Is
about 1.200 to the silver tael, or Chinese
ounce, but the real value deptervls on clr*
cumetances. Kvery province mints fa* - '
ar-d they range nil the way from w to
i rents, according to the amount of io*
I metal the director Is in the habit of mix
ing wKh his sliver. Aim! that Isn't all.
THE MORNING NEWS; WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12. 1900.
While I watt lu lions Konx the American I
■ |*|—r truet i—xan to set in Itn work nno
I .rally aooh aontc of the caah wars worth
(nor. a* m-tal than as money. 1 eay i
som-. because the - onfounded Ihlrut?
vary tn sixe. Th*’ one* coined hack in Ibei j
and IST*), tor Inataner. are nenrly elxht
time* as blx a* those strue'k off tn IRS... i
and. by tiwkinx every issue different ail*) '
tlien worklnx the copper market up an*:
,<own. the vlc-roya have been xottltt* ri.f.
f..r year* *hi the particular occasion to j
which I refer aii .he larxest cash were j
p. tnptly melted and sold for junk
Tin* will irive you some faint Idea of
the beauties of doing business In China ' j
Hie chief clerk wnt on. "but I haven't
told you th. hurdreth part I wouid H*y !
at a rouxh xue-s. that at least half of
the <a*h in circulation In China are
rounlerfelt Fntll very rssently they wort
cast In mokls at the mints, instead of I—
lux struck from die*, and the consequence
was that any coolie could make a p*s •-
hie Imt.itlon. All he needed was a lump
of clay for taktnx the tm|*res*lcn an I *
pot. for m-ltlux. and. while his head n
certain to be chopf.ed off If he got ciuxlit
a little thlnx liM* tliat never deters a
native crook Durlny my May counter
f. Itlnx be* atm so rampant thot th. xov
i rninent de< ld*d to set up modem db
plants In t couid* of the mints. Tb*
machinery was bought through an Amer
ican drummer, from house In Rrtdg. ■
uo. N J and was unloaded In a swamp
on the Yangtes Hlver Four mo*
ward fhe crat* s were dux mit of the mud
and taken to the ntlr.t. When they wer*
opened they were found to l*e full "
enormous rlvsr rats, that had converted
th-m into residence*, ar.d n ••*.- tsif •
royal that ensued one of the mint oft!
rials wa so badly bitten tha' he * it
se*iusnUy *li* '1 of blood polsonlna If
tluit wtin t cJ2aractPTt|:lc < hln* •
episode I don't know where you'd tin.l
<ne „ .
•Of thr rogchlnen* w®* hor "
ildly rust**! an<l the *ltes were half eat*n
away; but strange to say. the mint dire -
tor regarded tha! as an advantage, lie
reported to th- viceroy of his province
th.it the bad spots on the coins woul 1 be
•un additional oafoguard agalnat ronnter
fstttnff.' I *ui*|Mse the rats suiipli** i ca
tions for ihe mfnt laborers, so. aliogeiher
the transaction was very sa*lsfactory To
t!.e best of my know ledge those two plants
are still In operation Kaoh of them has n
capacity for turning out about 3*i.noo ash
an hour, and they are valuable adjuti tj
for hurtrllnx the market. In tle fall of
one of the vleoroys ground out several
h**gsh**ods of cash running 70 ;o the Chtn-
HM . ounce The country districts were us
lug an old eotn running twelve to the
ounce and he thereupon isssued an e*llct
calling them all In and replacing them
with the new larlety That was about the
time the trust was bulling th* m.irke
and the astute gentleman cleaned up a
nug fortune on eorpor butllton Of course
I *he p<*yr country ,-oollea were stuck,
as the coins Immediately fell In purchas
ing |K.wer to their exwet irntal value I
was told that an adventurer from St
I-ouls engineered 'his Ineerestlng deal Tor
the viceroy and got a share of the swag
An American countryman Is supposed tn
la. an easy victim for bunco game*, hut
he gets off easy compered to the Chinese
“All these thing* complicate the most
ordinary' bti*lne<ta •rafwwctlon until n for
eigner 1* driven to the verge of dlTar
t|*n The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank
ing Company I* the great financial* con
cern of the nation, and I am convln ’c l
that It make* two or three time* f, s
much money n* any tvnk in the world Tt*
divMerd* re so large that they are kept
a profound secret, and the figure* given
out are admitted to be away under th*
fact* Thl* bank ha* branches In ail the
province* and I* permitt**l under gov
ernment franchise, to clrcu’ le bll *
on Mexican dollars, Each branch get* ou*
an Issue, and one of the flrt thing* T
discovered when T went to China was
that they demanded discount on all bill*
except their own For example, we had a
remittance of several thousand do’lir*
from our agent at Shanghai and he sen*
It tn ten-dollar notes of tho b'onch nt
that place. 1 deposited the money at
Hong Kong, and later on was am ixe 1 to
discover that S per cent, had been taken
off the credit for Miscount * 1 could hardly
believe they were In earnest In auch a
monstrous propo-1 lon as to discount thele
own money, hut the cashier Informed m>
coolly that such was their ru’e ami told
me lo go to Maxes when I kicked.
"The Intricacies of discount In Chino
are something that nobody rn kn-p pace
with and the premium on gold varies
llk> a thermometer In March The pr:n
clpal gold brokers In all the large eRI- -
arc the bank.. the Chinese ‘sold guild-*'
ami the Jeweller*, and invariably each of
them offer* different price. t'on*"quent
|y |t I* nec**ary to no the round tn
order to go* the lies! term* I have Marled
out with llnft In American gold and found
<tuotat!n varying nearly IV In three of
the larireM e*tal>ll*hment* In town Tin*
w..s In Hotiff K-ntt. bear In mind, where
condition* are supposed to be reasonably
stable. Jr. Tlen-Tsln, 1 dare say. the dif
ference between the highest and lowe-t
bid* would have been fully $Hu Another
beauty of the national system I* the
standard tael. Each bank adopt* some
one particular tael as It a standard, and
when a business transaction Involves
dealings with two or three of them the
circulation* necessary to find out when
y u arc at' would drive a Philadelphia
lawyer to the mad house.
"The deal 1* first flgarrd out lit cosh,
then the cash Is translated into whatever
Issue of taels tuts been adopted ns stand
ard. and the taels are In turn computed
Into Mexican dollars. If you want gold,
you have to go still deeper, and by the
time you nrc through wlih the different
b,mks you begin to undersiand haw It Is
Unit the parent concern can pay such
stupendous dividends. It I* perfectly use
less lo make any protest* or demands ex
planu'ton*. The native clerk will look a!
you blankly nnd refer you lo his discount
table*, made out In Chinese. By the wny,
the several branch banks have a pleas
ing custom of slam|dng their cipher on
all Mexican dollars that pass over their
counter*, and I have known th.m to re
fuse point blank to accept their own coins
on hour after they had pa! I them out.
The first lime that happened to me I
tackled the caehler. who was a typical
Englishman, and asked him. calmly as
possible, for the why and wherefore 'Are
von a shareholder?' he Inquired. 'No,'
said I. 'I am only common everyday
de|isltor.' 'Then I can't give you any In
formation as to tin- Inside workings of
rhe bank.' said he. Thai was all the sat
isfaction I secured.
"One would naturally suppose thal su-h
a country would be a piradlse for a
shrewd speculator, and, a* a matter of
fact. It Is; but there l very HtUc eh nett
for an outsider. The high Chinese <>l7la.
clnb all mike enormous fortunes hy rea
eon of the horrible financial system of
the empire, and they regard their opera
tions in (hat re-pect as a sort of private
-n-oopoljr. Ka.-h viceroy has a little circle
i of foreign nateldtes who have tieeu taken
1 on the Inside' to furnish the b.sins, and
llf anybody else autmpu to taaert a
finger in pl<r noon find x way to
frwx* Him MUt. If <kwo*t retlro
giMo*fi:!iy In hp< a with un ,ec.'l
*!*it * Thorf l no country on *orth w.oro
a .’h *puil l a- absolutely e* entUl
an in China.
NEW HIHKN M IV 111411H.E.
TowfTi tn Hr Hi Frrl lllahrr Thntt
the llriMikli n llrlilor.
Karl \Y Mavo tn Ainalee>.
“No better lliUKtration of the rapidity
with which the nn of hr*d#r’ -ontruction
haa been odvancVnE In thw country could
in obtained then will b<- presented by
hm iwo bridge* of almoft equal dlmen
alone. taiJinK only n mih apart. Tbe
Brooklyn Bridge la. •'omparotlvaly
inir i pew structure I? wan opcttfd for
irafß • in ISM Nevertheleae. the n*‘w
apan. hile built on the aame rrlTKrtpla.
wilt bt very different ii general appear
“T/e <ortrn will appeal mnat
rlk;nal> *> th** eye |n n romptrifon of
the (wo *trooture* will be In the appenr
m e of the great ow* to carrying the ca
ble? on a * ieh th*- lrldg*-5 rent. In the
Brooklyn bridge thee tower* lire of *olld
niMf-i ry for their full Wght. and fhelr di
men*. ma bring home to every beholder
tn id i of Folidity and rtrengfb. Firm
? tiie eternal hiW* whence we came, they
-eem to y. In the new bridge the ttmi
onry pier* mill extend only a *hort dla
’an< * aboye ih< water The tower* will
in of -skeleton steel on*truction. Slender
tnd or>en. *prlntting nway to the hlght of
T*>: fH*t they *51:1 look light rind fragile
b* *de the olld *#one of th** older bridge
Hut **eel plates And angle* r<' a* durable
* maeonry, much ch aper, more dnstlc
and ei*! r to erect. Of the Brooklyn
bridge the towers weigh five time? as
much a* all the rent of thr* etruoture to
gether Of the K*it liver bridge they
will weigh about ihe aame as the main
t-nln The subet tuHon of #eel f*r atone
n bridge work I* on American develop
ment. It ha* made American bridge* the
lightest and cheap**** lr the world
• Next #c the tower*-', the most unique
f* iture of the n* w bridge will be the
•r*at afiffenlng trus- which will extend
from pier to iJrr In the |>awt one dlfTl
ultv with sue pension bridges has been
•re awayirg of the main spin due to the
for* •• of th*- winds or the *ho<k* Incident
• o traffic. The tm* will prevent this,
will give stability to the structure and
will relieve the strain which otherwise
would come upon the rower* and cables
!t will he of s(eel, forty-five feet high, h
great m**til feme along each side of the
bridge ro Iway.
The work of building the East river
bridge may he said io have hrgn in IMS.
• hen the charter for tt was Krnnfed. It
*.- not until three year* later, however,
thot the pin ns were completed and th>
legal difficulties cleared away Then the
ii|**s of New York and Brooklyn, at lhat
ime two different municipalities. tok up
<he matter and turned It over to a commD
stoti which has had It In charge since that
nw lif the sjaing of'l*97 the work of
actual construction wa* begun and has
since gone steadily on. The construction
•f the bridge i**gan. a* one might natur
uly suppose, w ith the lay Ing of the foun
la Hors But these have been built. -on
rrary to natural supposition, from the top
downward. The task of carrying the foun-
to le<l ro’k. beneath the water
.nd mud of the river, has been aecovn
’l*i;el by means of * aisson* such a* n>
used In all urn!* rwator work of this
“I'iie tops of h* four masonry piers of
the *>mpiei*d bridge are to t*e twenty
our feet above high water. The towers
will rise above th*n to the hlght of 336
feet, sixty feet higher than those of the
Brooklyn bridge. The object In having
.oftier towers la to give u sharper deflec
fo# to tlie cabfes arr.vlng the bridge plat
form than there I* tn the older brldg*'.
“The main span of the bridge will be
supported bv four cables ea*h one eigh
teen inches In diameter. The strans of th*
able ure to he three-sixteenths of nn inch
In diameter, ami of them will be re
quired to make one of the big support*.
Eah separate wire ha* a sustaining
:*ower of two and one-half tons, which
make* thr* fu" cable strangth equal to
a strain of 170.'00 tons.
“The cables w 111 pas* over the tope of the
-teel towers on great eliding saddle*
Their weight and that which they will
urry w :.l he h* Ul In by Immense
it . Me |da *d * tween .W aml tiO* (* t
'•ock of the bridge ptcr* on each shore
The • anchorages ore of masonry. lOOxlfiO
f t and tegether wllh weigh, wlwn com
pleted. MO.onn tons or thirteen time* as
much as the main span of the bridge it
"The new* bridge will he * mile and
•hree-rlghths In length. 136 feet above the
a. iter in the center, and 119 feet wide. It
la Intended to carry two ebvated railroad
r.a<ks, carriage wav*, foot and bicycle
ctlhs. It 1* estimated that the cost of
•he bridge propel will be 17,100.000. but
vith the expense of approaches the co*t
will more nearly reach 112.000 000."
THE Mild. Of OOMIRBSI.
The Ordinary Cougfessinan Conies
and floes. I.eMVlni to Trace.
L. A. Coolldge In Alnslee's.
"The average length of a career In
Congress Is four years. At the beginning
of every Congress about one-third of the
memlier* of I he House are new to the bus
iness. It Is a rare thing for a member
to mike any so t of a mark In legislation
before he has be n In the House at lea-t
two full erm*. and thoee who have forcel
themselves above the surface before the
dose of a single term eon almost tie
ounted on the finger* of one hand The
ordinary congressman c me* and give* m l
leaves no trace behind him. except on
the salary vouchers. The man who staya
in the House for nwe thin two terms
ha a fair chance of wielding a little- In
fluence. He gel* his name Into the Con
gressional Ilecord once In a while; he Is
re ognlsed hy the Speaker occasionally;
and If he I* unusually lucky the news
papers takes him up and same limes give
him a headline all to himself. There are
131 members of the present House who
are serving their third term or belter.
Of these twenty-five at a generous esti
mate. are -o well known that their names
might carry some meaning oul Ide their
own stun The work of a cong essman
Is thankless enough. It bring* nothing
In the way of money, little In the way
of reputa bn. except In nre Instances,
and a vast amount f drudgery. A man
mut he In the harness for year* gener
ally before he amounts to anything. n I
bv the time he Is- Ins to count In legi- a
tlon he has lo t hi enthusiasm and spirit,
and lie omss a pack-horse Once In a
while, at rare lute-vale, there ! a fl’st
across t .ie dull legislative sky like a me
teor. and a sudden reputation Is made for
a n-w man. Th t was the way with
Itryan when he first came lo the House
In the Fifty-third Contrres* and sprung
Into Ins .ml notoriety with a speech on
the lartff that tlsxxied everybody. Little-
He'd of Maine miMc an even more effect
ive stroke In*! wittier with his argument
against the unseating of the Morm n
Robert*. These are the most striking ex
amples In recent years of remitatlotn
It Keeps Growing
There's no uncertainty about the popular opinion of the ”In-er-seal
Patent Package.” Its instantaneous success proved its popularity.
Biscuit bakers have been for years looking lor something to pre
serve the crispness of their products.
The Demand for Biscuit Packed
in the “In-er-seal Patent Package”
shows bv its growing greatness that the way has been found. The In-er-seal
Patent Package” is absolutely proof against dust, damp and oc.or.
Insist on getting Soda Biscuit. Milk Biscuit. Butter Crackers. Sal tines. Banquet Wafers.
Sans Fruit. Graham biscuit. Sea Foam. Oatmeal Biscuit. Ginger Snap, Handmade
I’retre.lrttrs, Vanilla Wafers in this package. Look lor
seal on the ends.
NATIONAL BISCUIT . .V: "
quickly made Away back tn the Flftv
third I'ongress. Life Pence caught the
House In the flru week after he took hi*
seat with a free-silver speech It 1* sig
nificant that those who thus m.ik* ad a
matic entrance In the House rarely count
f.r much In legislation afte w *rd. Bryan
never had any influence, and all the whll*
he stayed In Congress he w* looked on
as a good talker and nothing mo-*
Town* frittered himself iw.ty after hi*
■liver spec* *h, and. as for Lafe Pence,
wno hai black type In the newspaper*
for a few days after hi* maiden eff.-r*.
It Is hard nowaday* to find anybody w io
can remember hi* name, '
HELM.iON HELPk mil TRADE.
Flh Trade Would He Desd hut for
t'athalle t oantrle*.
Cyrus C. AAvms in Alnslee s
"Though most of the sturdy fisher folk
of Newfoundland are Pro'cstant*. they
erlve the larger |rt of their living from
ihe people of Homan Catholic countries
The fact that In the course of the year
;here are many fast day*, when million*
of Homan Catholic* eat little animal food
except fish, ha* been h Godsend to tn*
gieatest fishing countries, which have
thus been provided with certain and reg
ular markets for their fish. It i* well
Known that the mhVoitants of th** tem
perate xone* are eottag less and less sal
fish. Pickled herring, twenty ye.tr- ag
was busied to the amount of tcorss -f
thousand* of barrels a year e? a few
hading northern port* of America and
Europe. Scarcely a barrel of this com
modity is now to be seen in these port*,
unless hind**! for trans-shlpment to th*
Homan Catholics of *ub-trop!c:i! and
tropical countries, wnlch are buying mor *
*alt fleh than ever as they grow In pop
ulation The cod |s commercially the moe
Important of fishes The only reason th.it
makes It so is because salted cod 1s an
♦ xtremely popular artlcie of food in all
Horn in Catholic countries on account of
Its nutrfrtive quality and cheapness. Pro
!tstant countries eat comparatively little
cod, nnd nw*t of that \n frenh. ln*te.i
of cured Whfti the flnhermen of n.l
nation* to** their hand tine* halted for
coil over the jUV* of (Mr little vfmjwlk
‘•lean'and ealt the catch a* they haul It
aboard, and then, after reaching port.
♦*xpo* it on rude platform* to th* sun
hhln* till It In flaky white and thoroughly
dried. It wi certain that they are working
for the Homan Catholic part of the world.
“Well cured cod. to he aure. la not to
Ik* dledalned by any one; nevertheleaa by
for the larger part of it ,i eat an by
''•at hoi ics. It 1* the fresh ood of our ln>
land fisheries that ha* supplied most of
our markets, while the salted cod of the
hanks Is chiefly sold either In Catnnlic
countries or In lands where that religious
element Is large The well-known 'stock
fish' of commerce Is the dried cod of Nor
way ansi Sweden, and II Is shlp.tcO at
once for the southern part* of Europe.
These lands of many fast day* also buy
the gcottlah dried cod. Wells filled with
salt water tn the hold of English col
vessel* keep the fish alive till It arrive*
fresh In the markets, for the English eat
very few cured codfish Prance'* rod
catch Is almost as large as our own. and
her fishermen are sent thousand* of miles
to the banks to catch and cure the great
stores of cod which this Catholic country
•'ll Is not Great Britain, but rather
Italy, Spain. Portugal and Brazil that are
tle largest buyers of the cured tlsli which
Is the greatest resource of Newfoundland.
These countries tsiy cash, too. for ihty
do not send Newfoundland in commodities
j one-tenth of the value of the fish thev
buy from her. Canada's exports to Italy
In 1*96 were wholly fist; to he Swinish
West Indies, seven-ninth* flsh; to Hra
*ll. over five-sixths fish, to Spain, ever
one-half fl*h There 1* no -ountry In ibo
world In which so much fish .s eal*i as
in European Russia, and the reason Is
bfcau-e the Ortek Church has many mere
fast day*, and observes th. m mor- sir Ici
ly 1 an the Western Cathcll-s. The use
of meat Is prohibited or greatly le.trlet
i ed on nearly half the days of the .year,
and the result I* to give . normous im
ports: I *
t Vrr. lake and sea. which supply M.OOOe
000 people with fish food."
JOHN (i. BUTLEB*
| Paints. Oils nnd tlkti. Sash. L'.atm
mind- and Uuildats' Sum lea. Plain an t
j Decorative V> ill Paper. Foreign ad Do
i me*tic Cement*. Lime Piaster nd Hair,
f Sole Agent lor Ahestlre Cold Water Pa nt.
JO Congrea* street west. an. 19 St Julian
Empty Malaaata lisisktss. Is.
C. M. GILBERT & CO.
Hot Air Furnaces.
We make a specialty of rtpatiiug Hoi
Air Furnace* Your order* will r. .elve
E. C. I'ACETTI A SON.
i Phone Oil. 140 Whitaker.
ARREARS'FOR GROUND RENT.'
City of Savaitnan,
Office City Treasurer. Dev J. isui
The following lots are In arrears for
ground rent, of which owners are hereby
notified. C. ft Hardee.
Calhoun Ward—Lot 3. 2 quarters; lot
24. 2 quaitors.
Charlton Ward—Lot 1, 2 quarters, east 14
lot ;.1. 2 quarters
Chathsm Ward—East t* lot 24, 2 quar
i ters; east 14 lot 29 2 quarter*.
Columbia Ward-East pari lot 21 j
quarters; west t of east pjit o( lot 39. 2
Crawfom Ward—West 14 i n . ; q, Mr .
| ter*; lot 3, 2 quarters; lot M. 2 quarter*.
Scotch and Irish Whiskies.
We are agents for the most celebrated Scotch and
Irish whiskies, imported direct from the distilleries of
Scotland and Ireland.
These Scotch whiskies are the blend of the finest
Highland whiskey matured many years in wood before
bottled. The expert-Analyist describes this Scotch whis
key as the perfection of Highland whiskey, and is special
O. V. H-, selected Old Yatted Highland whiskey from
Glasgow. Scotland. The latest novelty in Scotch whiskey
is distilled by Rutherford of Leith, Scotland, and is called
Scotch Cherry Y\ hiskey, and very palatable indeed. We
are also agets for the famous old Irish whiskey, imported
bv us from Wheeler, Belfast. Ireland.
, Agents for Scotch and Irish Distilleries
Our Retiring from Business
-Ma raaanl tbe *a%aanaii ir|l* to rrlolre, for they realise
this la le an opportune time to mnll tbemaelves of an advantage that
liaa ne*er leen ei un I lel. Thr price* that we lire ijuntinu term lierrf-
Ible. but the good* maat go.
SPECIAL THIS WEEK:
Whiting’s Sterling Silver.
(The \\ orltl’a tireateat flillx eramlth.
Oar extensive RMorlmeni of Flatware, Fancy Piece* and noveltfea It
complete In every detail. Particular attention I* paid to combination
set* of nil kind*.
Wf are emhlhtttnK tb* finest line of
L BBEY’S CUT CLASS
Kver ■honn In Snvannnti. Don'l toll tn arr our ran*l dltplar. **r It
la ronininnillnu tkr admt rat Inn >r *-\er>**n*‘. Mrlrrt your liuaa tiltla
dim* and nr avlll put tbrm a-idr for you.
G. W. ALLEN & CO,
Wedding PreMent* Apeclall*t*. Hit run rd anil Atute Atreet*.
Trunks as a Christmas Gift
Is no doubt a good idea, as it is use
ful as well as ornamental. You can
buy them right from the manufac
tory at the right price for the Best Make.
SHOW AND SALKBHOOM. 31 AND 311 U ROUGH TON. WEST,
rA)TORY AT Ot TO BAY STUF.KT, EAST
SOUTHERN TRUNK FACTORY.
Crawford Ward. Eat—Middle part I>l
1. 2 quarters.
Elbert Ward— flautheast part lot 24. 2
quarters; dost *4 lot 29
Forsyth \\ aid- Lut Is. 2 quarters.
Franklin Ward—Lot 2. 2 quarters, eaat V 4
lot 27. 2 quarters.
New Franklin Ward—East *4 lot 11, 2
Green Ward-East part lot 4. 2 quarter*;
south ’4 lot 16 2 quarters; norlhea-t -
;ot 2*. 2 quarters. .
Jackson Haro— l-ol 3. 2 quarters; msl
•tie t, lot 3.’ 2 quarter*.
Jasper Ward—Lot 36. 2 quarters; west
>4 lot K, 2 quarters; east Vs lot <6. 2 quar
Lafayette Ward—West V 4 io l. 2 quar
ters; lot 44. 2 quarters.
Liberty Ward-lot 4. 2 quarter*, lot 3.
2 quarters; lot 9. 2 quarters; lot 10, 2 qu.tr.
ters; east part lot 13, 2 quarters; east '?
lot 26, 2 quariera.
Pulaski Ward—Lot 11. 2 quarters; south
'-j lot 3. 2 quarter*.
Troup Ward- !.ot ft. 2 quarters: wst
part lot 3. 2 quarters; north >4 log 37. 2
qua ters; east l j ef south *4 lot 27. 2 quar
ters, lot 40, 2 quarters.
Wurr-n Ward iv tt PA 10. 2 quarter*
lot 16. 2 quartet*
Washing on Ward—Wet ’4 lot 14. 2
All iversons having Interest In the above
I lot* are hereby notified that If the
amounts row due are not paid lo the rttv
treasurer on or before Dev |3ih Inst.. I
will proceed on the morning of Dec II to
enter according to law
City of Savannah. Office Clerk of Coun
cil, Savannah, Ga . Nov 39. 19iin —The fob
•owr.ng appllatlon# lo retail liquor during
the y.ar IWI, were read at meeting of
Council. Nov. 3. Hun. and referred to the
Committee of the Whole.
W. P. Ralley.
Clerk of Council.
Anglin. Tbos., 133 Bryan street, west.
Anderson. Joseph N., No. 39 Randolph
Abel. Cha* , southeast comer By *nd
Bewsn, J. 0., corner Bull and Best
Baden hoop. J. H, No. 33 West Broad
Bohn. H. N. C.. No. 3S Eaat Broad
Connery. C. P., No. UO St. JuHin
Denmark. J M . No. 147 Farm street.
Dlerks. Wm C.. No 334 Whitaker
Doyle. M J . Market Square.
Dersl, fbsvrge, 79 Wtwt Broad street.
I hers William, northeast corner Liber
ty and Weat Broad streets.
Rnirlman, A H . No 713 East Broad
•Reel, sornet Qwlontt; street.
! Etrhhols. E., aouthwest comer Übertf
Street lane and Eaat Broad streets
Elchhols Se.tg, No 1012 Cemetery etrse'
Grove*. W. C.. northwest comer Bernard
n.l Bryan streets.
! Glide.l. Neil, No. 120 Broughton slreel,
Galina. J A.. No. 9 Drayton street
Geffken, Harman H . No. 43 Broughton
llelmkert. J. H . southeast comer Liber
ty and Whitaker streets.
Hart. Francis. No. 11 Jefferson street
lleltman J F . No 634 President street
Hermann A Berenthelm. No. 16 Uarr.arl
Ktcne, Herman. No. 134 Bryan sires?
Kelly, A T.. Bay lane, near Bull street
Lyon. Jonn A Cos., northeast eorr.tr
Broughton and Whitaker street*,
lame, N . No. 13 Broughton street east
Isevan, <'ha*. H.. No. 11l Congress
ilelnckt. r. A., No. 5*3 Bryan
Manning. P , No. 3 Bay street, east
Morrison. Sarah, No. 309 Oglethorpe
Meyer. J. F., No Ml Sim* street
McAlptn. T E., No. 31 Price street.
Nell. Olio W.. 406 nroughton street,
Ohslek. Chs.. wtulheast comer Ok *•
thorpe avenue and Reynold# streets
Ohslek. John, northeast corner
and West Broad streets
Peters. Fred, northeast corser Bur
lotik-l -and Park avenue
Reilly. L . 13 Bryan slreel. west
Itoentscb. Martin A Cos.. No 236 Broufh
tor itre(. wnt.
H'ffppouoloi, A. C. A Cos., No Jl*
on ntrM*t. wont.
I-. C.s norihonst rornrr JrfT^ r
Ropkr, John. No. 229 r>rayton Pirr#**
Hockrr. J W. Hro.. corn-
Wcut Brao>l rni Jo#*ji itrielf. .
Rankin. H.. corner Went Bro.<i • n '
Fmjeon. P.. 302 Bryan *tre#!. wret
ftchwara. George. 117 Congress street.
Htelr.nmn. Bros., No. 44 Wes! >" '''
fkeffen*. Harry. East Broad and Og.*-
thorpe avenue. ,
flehwarz. George C.. comer Congress '
p. Ilia ir*. II J.. No 401 Wile-n street
■rhttltes. 0.. No 146 Price street
8 hever J H . 127 West Brood strec
fltahmer. John. 524 Bryan stree'.
Tauasant, Cha#.. No. Mi Ogleti* p?
Ti**nken, Fred J., No. 3S Überty trw.
Verukl. EH. No. 4? Barnard etr^et.
Voiler*. W *outhea*i corner T'
anl Weat Urooi! itrwl. i
Writ*. 8., northwaat comer EUsi B' 1
•ml Ifwrrta etr^eta.
William A Grice, No. 3*9 West