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COL LESTER HAD HARO WORK.
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the ■ it y ycaarday morning from Waih* J
ii.glofi and mill epend the holiday* her*
Me has* Ju*t fir.l*hd four we**k* of about
Ana m>**t arduoun congreaalonal work hi*
)*. had nine* b* began to re>pre*ent th*
Firet I>-trlot Thla wi his work upon
the lioua* C ommute# on Hirers and H.tr- j
fcore through membership on which he
iki able to secure for Savannah th* ap- ,
propria non which mill secure the deep
water to which the harbor is entitled.
The sessions of the River and Harbor 1
t'oqimitte.* u gun a week before Con
gress met. and continue! dally until last
>Tlday night when the committee finish
ed its* report The committee was In **o*-
ulon every day from ! o'clock In the
morning ur.t‘,l 5 o'clock Ir. the
aml sometimes until Z o’clock, and It was
the letter hour Friday when It finally
adjourned. The consequence wan that
t*on*re*-man lister like other members
Of *he committee had little hn**e to at
tend seuiona of the House.
•'The House would adjourn every day."
St Col lister put It. “and leave us there
at work VV* had take up and dts-
us every project from Maine to Tallfor
m* and from Ml hut n to Texas It made
no difference whether many of these
Vrojecta were to secure appropriations or
not. they had to le look**! Into and thor
oughly considered and It required an
enormous amount of time and labor.“
* Did you meet with any obstacles In
securing the appropriation for Savan
nah harbor’’” Col. lister w* naked.
“Oh ye#; I had a iro*d deal to contend !
with. Juut as did some of those who fav
ored other projects There ha> been more
*han $ exftendr%l on Savannah bar
bor." Col lister said, “and members of
she committee wanted to know what ne
nesalty we had for t*o much more money.
The Carter trouble too. operated some
what again*? us. though nothing was s.ild
about It. and 1 think the members of the
committee understood pretty well the -it
tiaflon an far as th.it was concerned. Rut
a strong showing with regard to the ne
cessity for deeper water at Savannah was
jßared before the committee, and as has
been stated in the Associated iTess re
ports. we got what we asked for The
committee gave the harbor 81.805.0*1 ud
rilttonal and diverted the unexpended! bal
ance of 1G00.588 to the new project for a
& foot channel.”
When asked as to whether ftavannih
would have anything further to contend
with before the appropriation becomes as
sured Col. letter Mid:
“The bill will b* reported to the Hon**
Immediately after the holidays. It will
probably go through the House without
any materia! change, hut there Is no te|U
Ing what the Senate will do. The Senate
•has been In the habit of taking the river
and harbor Mil. as It does with other
measures, and tacking on amendments
of Its own In the case of rivers and
harbors, where appropriation* are requir
ed. in order for the Sen at# to get In any
of the pet projects of its members, it
Will be naoMMUT for It to cut out some
of those paused upon by the House This
Is what we have to fear, though I am
very hopeful that the Savannah project
will go througn witnum nutu-uuy.
gia has considerable prestige In the Sen
ate. and there I* every reason to l*e hope
gul. Of course, whenever It come* to the
worst the hardest fight is before the Con
ference Committee, but I am ho|>eful that
it will not be necessary for us to make
a fight there.”
Col. I jester said that a great (!•! of
work had been ec<*otnpll*hed In the abort
time that Congress was In sees lon. but
conikterab e of it la party legislation, and
the Republicans are bent upon getting
through all the "devilment" they can. as
C'oi Lester said, before the Fourth of
"B< r.stor-Jlxiun Ik mti'ttr.ii with con
■dderable opposition n hi* shlp-etibslfly
srrheme," Col I,*sier *ald, ‘'and hi* bill
Is In some danger of not t>* inning a law
The truth of the tnattar la. Senator Hynn.-i
rsa- |oi m nuir a part* snisirs oat of
It or it cannot pass. The meaiurt* ta
rifarly lalimtl to benefit a certain claw
of ship owner*. and everybody. Including
all lha Republicans. know* It. It will not
benefit tb* vr*sr. which are to bo built
a* It should. but thoao already oonstruct
ail It I* slmp.y a proposition to (to Into
Yhe treaaury and taka out money ami
pay It *o owner* of vessel* who are mak
ing money to-day I am confident that
the rienaior from Ohio will have to whip
the party Into Una If ha (tats the measure
"The army bill was. of course, purely a
party measure, and It la sure to |ra*s Ihe
Senate practically a* It went through the
Slotie** shortly after the holidays ''
Col. Lester say* the Important propoel
tlon that now confronts Nicaragua Canai
legislation Is what will England do about
the traaty. Site may refuse to assent to
that section, giving the United States the
right to fortify thn .anal In their discre
tion, or ah may give In on account of the
fact that aha has plenty of other troubles
of her own. Until that matter I* settled.
However, Col. Lester says the canal legis
lation cannot b finished.
Speak inf of the war cotton claims
•which It was recently reported were be*
ary pressed Ity the Southern member*.
l 10-ster sakl there Is now s bill be
fore the Houae wltn a favorable r.-|rrt
removing the statute of limitations from
these claims, so that clatmanls might
bring suM In the court of claims, and he
lelt satisfied that It would he passed
Col. Lester doe* not take an optimistic
view with regard to the up|M>ititm<-nt to
federal ofllce* In the Kouth. of negroes
He said he did not believe the President
would appoint any mure negroes to Im
portant positions In the Booth, but he did
not regard It at all likely that any of
slM.se now in office would be removed
during tlie next administration
When asked If he knew any good stories
about members of the Georgia delegation
Col Lester said he did not. a* all of the
members of the delegation are hard work
eiw, and outside of that there Is little
to say about them He intimated that h
might tel] a good story on one of the
INorth Georgia member*, but he did not
think It would quite bear repetition.
Col. Leater said he felt assured, a* has
already been mated, that an appropria
tion would be made In the nett river and
barber bill for tbe contemplated Improve
ment of Bkldaway Narrows.
Col. Lester will remain In Bavannah
a Ikmit a week Mr. W W. Bheppard. his
private secretary, will remain In Wash
ington during the holiday*.
FIIKHAL Or KHltk J. BOHAN.
Will Take Plaee I'rsis the Cathedral
The funeral of the late Frank J. Bohan,
whose death was announoed hi the Morn
ing News yesterday will take place at 1:30
o'clock this afternoon from his late resi
dence. No 403 Hall street, east Bervlce*
•will be held at tbe Cathedral, following
those at the bouse, and will be conducted
by Her Father Kennedy The Interment
will be In the Cathedral Cemetery The
pal! bearer* will he Messrs James Paul.
Fred 8 Butler. Charles Park. Thomas J.
Hweeney, Hobart Girvln. John C. tnuli,
J F. Gear on and Geo. I'glroaovluh.
a cub is bach corm.
A a rlcnl wrs I ltlir That AA ill Help
f* Wake State Fair a Ssereaa.
Asa means of assisting the work of
securing creditable exhibits from the
• aunties in this section of the slate at
the next Stale Fair, It has been deter*
mined to seek the organlaatiotn of an ag
ricultural club In each county of the
First Congressional district.
Mej U M Ityals is the father of tnl*
new neme to aid In miking the fair a
success. He said last night that sn ef
fort would first b- made to get the farm
ers in the several counties ttoemseive* to
organize these clubs, siei that If this did
not prove practicable It was pial jlv that
*om one representing the skate Fair
C-uninUtee would b* sent out to work up
interest and assist In the organisation.
, our object." said Maj Hyais. “la t>
disabuse the mind* of the people of other
teitton* of in#* state of the impressuri
that this Is no* an agrtcultunl district.
They have an idea that we don’t rate#
anything of any cotisequence around Ha
vmnnah, and w*> want to show them that
this Is erroneous. We want to convince
them that even from the standpoint of
agricultural importance, once in a while
thl* • *tion I* entitled to the fair.
l*o effect th* ee objects organization
.oivotig ttie farmers is e*s**tlaJ We wan:
t* get them organized and etNhuaed and
m a |H>**ttlon to make such .exf.lblis of
ir.* *.*;;• ..iturzl cf their w"-
lies .is will he altogether creditable. We
t:links tia*t we will lie suocessful in arou*-
ig their interest and sac tiring their co
ol* ration in Savannahs plan*
Thu way < ounty is regarded
a goo*l 111 u . a>n of th* Igoorarv •
tl f th* subject that generally prevails
Nobody living In the Interior thinks f
tins *s an agricultural coumy, yet 1 will
%nture the assertkm that our agricul
tural products are as valuable as those
of any county tn the state We don’t raise
much .otton, it t- irut, but we do rat-**
torn ami hay and veg ot* tries, particular
ly vegetables J touid not give anything
like a turret estimate of the value of
cut products, but 1 an confident 1 do not
overstep the bounds of truth when 1 '■**'
that tM* value is as great as the value
of th* products of even tho-e countle^
Maj. Hyais said that after the organize
tton of *he county ch*ha It was the pur*
,f -tie Hi ate ►air <\>rnmtttce to **
the orKanixatlon of a district lu.>
..r so i-t>. so that tiier** could be unity
of operations all along the ll|ie. if these
p.ei are loasumnwtrti and ttieir obje- •
lea’lzed. Mi) Kyels believes that the
.igrlciiltursl exhibits from the l**lrst dis
trict will serve to open wide the eye?- of
tlk* farmers from other * tions who \lstt
There is already abundant evidence
that tha ne-mbet!* of the Kxecutlve Com
mittee of tha Htaie Agricultural Society.
iifKier the auspice* of which organization
the State Fair is given, arc getting to
work to aid the Havanneh men behind
the enAerjHtee of next year.
Maj Hyais has received a letter from
one of these committeemen, who was n
strong advocate of the selection of 8
\amtah at the recent meeting In Macon
partly outlining a plan which the covn
miteeman believes will add $20.008 to th*
funds for the enterprise. Maj. Hyais
May? shat the committeeman Is not given
to chasing iridescent dreams, but Is n
shrewd business man. of much hard com
mon sens*. He thinks, therefore, that
• here Is likely to be much in the plan,
ind he Is going up to Augusta Thursday
night to discuss it further with it* orlg
illtar. At the same time he will seek
io Interest the people of Richmond coun
ty in the fair and endeavor to secure
M tv nt'PUSK MN. ADAM*.
Mr. r. M. Oliver *ad to Bea ('nndl
.ante (os t at# .iiistsi
At the meeting of Council on Jan. 9
at sMi'h the election of city officials for
the next two years will be held. It Is re-
IKvrted that Mr. >K .M. Oliver will be a
i andktate foe the office of city attorney
a gal net Mr H B. Adam*, who has held
that poettion for year* through adminis
trations of troth |K>tlttcal factions, Mr
Oliver, as la well known, has always
been an enthusiastic suirporter of thaMd
utlnlxtrailon side, and It I* under*loqo he
is a favorite candidate wiyi many of the
admit*!Stratton leaders for that office Mr.
Adame also has much strength, and It I*
predicted that Ihe contest between them
If there slroukl lie a <-on tret, will Ire a
Among other candidate* for city unices
who have recently appeared 4* Mr A. von
Hberstetn, who desires to he harborma*
ter. It Is said he has a number of In
fluential friends at work In his behalf
(lapt. John llellly. the Incumbent. Is an
applicant. and Mr James Mcßrkle also
desires the pordtton.
About Ihe prettiest fight In the bunch.
It ts wild, will he that for city marshal
It seems to Ire a foregone conclusion, at
least a mss I many think so, that this
office will go either to Mr. H. K Dreeaop
or to Mr. J. Rotrert Creamer. Mr John
Power Is an applicant, also, hut Mr.
Creamer and Mr. Dreeson are putting In
some Irani licks, and both of them ap
pear to expect It to rxMne their way.
As lias been stated, there arc half a
doseri applicant* for Recorder and there
will probably be contest* over some of
the other offices, so, altogether. It I* ex
ireeted the meeting will be an unusually
ADM I MATH A TIDY TO RALLY.
Will Arrange to Select . Aldermen
Seat Friday Sight.
k The administration mass meeting which
will be held Friday night at Manoste
Hull will be for organ lx* tlon purposes,
(hough al that time there Is no doubt
that the nomination for Mayor will h
given to Mayor Herman Myers.
The meeting will take preparatory
slip* toward putting out an aldermanl,
ticket, and It Is probable that a commit
tee will be appoint!*! for the purpose o.
taking this mailer into consideration and
reporting to another meeting to he hekl,
probably tlie latter part of next week
The subsequent meeting will ratify the
whole ticket and plaee B before Ihe
Mr. T. H. McMillan* ha* not as yet
Indicated his willingness to lead the op
position forces, though strong pressure Is
being brought to bear upon him hy thr
leader*. It la likely that It will Ire settled
w'ithm the next few days Just what ac
tion Mr McMillan will take with regard
to the matter
When asked about Ihe talk of his
friend* concerning himself as a mayoral
ty candidate, Mr John R, Young said
yesterday that the first he had heard of
It he saw In the Morning News He had
never given the matter n thought, he as
aertrtl. and he did not consider that there
Mas any foundation fur the reported
FIRE II FI H A ACE HOttM.
small lllase Yesterday Morning at
Mr. J. H. Johnson's Home.
An alarm of fire was telephoned to the
stations In the southern section of the
city yeMerday morning at 10;3 o'clock
The firemen responded promptly and found
the blaxe at the home of Mr. Jutlen B
Johnson, corner of Hall and Abercorn
The fire originated In the furnace room
the heating appartua having caimed (he
ignition ot Inflammable stuff. The fire
men put out the blase before any consid
erable demote wax done.
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1900.
TO CALL REV. W. P. M CORKLE.
FIRST PRBHHVTRHIAA I Ml Rt’ll
*\W A AT* HIM KR IT* IVABTOH.
The nerlston Mew eked at a * <>nre
gailonal Mrellsg-Me r. Mr. Mr*
l iirklr at I'rrarni In l hsrgr fa
t tmrch at f*ratiani, %. t .—lie Will
Me Heard Here Jan. Ft— The l all
to Me Mailed Him Teolsy-Mr. Mr
• urkle'i Forater ••astorate*.
At a rongrcgatlon.il rnettng of th
meniberi of the First I* re nby'teri an
tThurch held after morning service vea
terday It was decided by unanimous vote
to extend to Rev. William P- McCorhle
of Graham. N C . an Invitation to the
This action was taken In accordance
with the r* > omm* relation of fh* I'omralt
tee that was appointed aom** time ago to
secure a |k**tor Two <f this crommlitre
Messrs H. \\ 00l and K C. Way.
were In (Jraham last Bunduy to hear Hev.
.Mr McCorkle. .u was told tn th** Morn
ing News at the time. Upon their return
:bey n port* i favorably to theoth*-r mem*
of the committee. Tin? following
i*ajer which was a>lopted at yesterday’s
meeting, was the r suit of tha* re|rt.
Bavannah. Ga.. Dec. 23, To th*
t'ongreganon of ** Fit Fr*-**by;.rii;;
Church. Brethren Your ommlUre. ap
pointer] at a r* •nt mewtlng to take In
consideration th caliitig of a fiastor for
our church, afTe*tlnnately beg- leave o
refort the name of Rev. William H. Me*
Corlile. now pa tor of the church ai Gra
ham. N. tv. for your ••ons I deration. Rest
ing its Judgment upon highly favorable
information obtain*-1 from minister- of
recognized ability and from Christian >u**l
neaa men whose high chara -ter it can
not question, supplemented by re^s>rt of
two of Its members sent to Interview him
your committee believes that his work In
this • barge as premiier and pastor would
be bleared, and In a ordattc* with th
duties imiiosed, recommends ttiat \ou <lu
tall Rev William V. McCorkle to be pig
tor of this church.
The member* composing said tommli
tee hereby subscribe their name* to this
recommendation C. S Wood. B I* Quar
terman. Mant Hood. W H Coney, 1. W
Barnwell. K. C. Way.
A • ornmittee tonstsilt.g of Messrs. II
F Train. William Harden. J V. Nunge
zer, grid J. K. Way we ippoin *1 to ••*-
tend the cn'il of the church to Mr. M
Corkle, and will ik> • to-day. This > •-!
Ih signed, in addition to -the names of the
committeemen, by Rev. I>. F. Sheppard
of Daisy, who moderated the meeting, and
also by Mr. W K Coney, clerk of the
Mr McCorkle-will preach here. |: 1* ex-
I tec ted. on Jan 13. He Is at>out 4> years
old, and married, but h.i* no children. I|e
was graduated from Washington and L-
Cniverslty and the I’nloti Theoktglcil
Bemlnary at Richmond. \’. Ills present
pastorate at Graham he ha held for the
i*a*t seven years* and previous to that
heM a pastorate for thirteen year* at El
It 1* thought that he will accept ♦!)*
call of the First Presbyterian Church, but
even should he do so it Is hardly likely
that he will be able to enter upon his du
ties here for a ftoonth or six weeks. * he
will not only have to sc lire from the
Presbytery a dissolution of the pastoral
relations with the Graham church, hu
will have to be received into the Savan
nah Presbytery Again It | not probable
that he will ask for the dissolution of his
relations with his pre-enl charge until
after he ha* returned honw from his pro
|K*se| visit to Havnnnah Jan 13.
Then It is by no mean# certain that th<
Presbytery will readily grant the disso
lution when asked. To prepare for sum
a ix>ss!blllty the congregntexi yesterday
elected Mr Walter Coney commissioner
to the Presbytery hiving charge of the
Giaham church, and he will appear orrore
it and present the claim* of the First
Church should It be necessary*
Ml LI. HIfOOT Foil TIHKIim.
Hlfle Association Member* to Con
test on Isw Vestr's Hay.
The Bavannah Hlfle Association's New
Year's shoot for turkey* will Ire held at the
rifle range next Tuesday week, anil It l*
expected that nearly all the members sill
Ire In attendance. The shoot will begin
at lb o'clock and will be finished In hulll
clcnt time to admit of those parlh uniting
to gel home lor their New Year * din
ners This Is an Innovation that shouel
result In a large attendance, as on lormtr
occasion* many of those who might have
gone to ttie range did not. for the reason
that they could not get hack In time for
tlie enjoyment of the rich repasts to
sard which they had been looking forward
with no little pleasure.
Turkeys will he the prlxrx for which
the members of the association, divided
Into classes, will shoot. The best scores
will win the birds, and the shooting will
be at the short range*. 2t<> and .WO yards
After the tiring at (he Inanimate tar
gets, the best shot* wilt Indulge In their
customary competition for bird* (hat will
l>e ihe trophies of those who can hit
them The turkeys si:; he tied at n dis
tance of HI) yards, with nothing but their
hearts visible, strove (he butt. Corn will
be placed wtthln reach for them to (reck
at. thus keeping their head* exposed,
and the marksman who topple* one of the
birds over can e.aim It for his own.
Refreshments will tbe served at the
range, and every effort will he made to
give all who attend a goty) time. An oyster
roast will be a feature of the entertain
VI It.l. AH H I VE Tlt-MOHROIV.
Hr. D. J. Mailer, President of Hrltlsli
Wesleyan Methodist t ''inference.
Rev. I>r. 1> J Waller, president of the
British Wesleyan Methodist Conference
and a distinguished educator and divine,
will reach this city to-morrow Dr. Wal
ler will spend some days In Bavannah,
as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J).
The fact that Dr. Waller would visit
Bavannah was announced In the Morning
New* some lime ago. He comes tor the
>|mul purise of Inspecting the scenes
of John Wesley's labors on this conti
Dr. Waller's position a- president of the
British conference corresponds with that
of a bishop of the church In this coun
try He I* on his way now lo preside
over Ihe conferences of the Wrale'.ui
Methodist Church In the Bahamas.
A lltM-tor's I nusrral Pattest.
A white man whose name watt found to
be Bullock w andered Into the office of Dr.
G. W, Herlol Saturday night In appar
ently a daxed condition. To ihe doctor's
queries as to his warns he was able lo
give no coherent answer, and Dr. Herlot
finally tried other mean* and by search
ing bis pockets found that his name was
Hultock and that ti- was from Atlapul
gus. Ga.. and on his •[■,- to North Caro
lina. He had him taken (o the depot and
put abnnrd tbe train for his destination.
Dr. lieriot 1s of the opinion that the
man was suffering from some sort ot for
mation tha( pressed on the brain, and
thinks that he was on his way to friend*
or relatives to be taken care of.
A l Kaaiupaane Triumph.
Unsurpareed and remarkable quality ol
G. H. Mumm's Kxtra Dry Is cause of 109.-
331 cases Imported to Dec. 1. 1900. or 11,109
more than any other brand. Special at
tention Is called to the re marks trie qual
ity of Hi* Kxtra Dry—ad
FMIII STM IJI THKK FOB I4IMNBB.
I hose In Pori Will Me 1.1% en Pree
rno h> bailie*' Auxiliary.
Prewnts will b* given to more than 2ho
aiiOrs at the Bethel of the Savannah
Port govAety next Thursday night The
Li# An liary of the Port Ho lety will
have presents for 3ts sailors in the event
that many apply, hut It is thought tha
applicant* will not be quite so numerous
For eome \-rs the ladles have been ac
customed to remember the sailors in port
with such an entertainment, and It is ex -
peeled that the Christmas tree thl* year
will no .es* IMJ> cessfUl than tho*
Ticket a admitting the sailors to the
chapel of the Bethel where the Christmas
tree will be held will be issued by the
•upertntend#nt of the building. Mr Iver
son, r*d every care si.l be exercised to
prevent those who may not be entitled
to recognition gaining admission.
For many week* the ladle* have been
engage! In the work of getting the pres
ents. Many of them have knitted woolen
comforter*, wrial band*, mufflers. glove*
and or .r warm articles of <iothtng esi*ec
tally alttfvted for the withstanding of the
extrenru-ly 4-old weather sailors have to
face ttie sea* at this -eoson.
Reliance t-olely upon their own handi
work ha* not be* n necessary, as the la
dle* have le-en <l*‘lighted with the re
ei*>ti*cs tnat have b** n made to their ef
fort* to raise funds for tin* purenase of
presents for the aal’ors Api*eal* iiave
teen mod< fren all ttie |><iptts in the
city with a suc<*esa that has been grantly
apf>rwiaied. The pastor* have announced
th** excellent work In which the ladles
are engage*!, saying that l£ cents from
anyom would mean a present for a sailor
The r> Nponae* have ts*en very numerous,
and the funds gathered from thlS k *oure.
It l* thought, togerher with ihe means ;*l
- nt hind, will *ulfl<*e tn giving a*
very auFceseful entertnlnment
Rev W F Watkins of the Christian
t'hurch will nddrt -* ttie sailors Just be
fore the distribution of the present* After
the article* have been given out refresh
ments will lie served the sailors
MIMIATH AA AT FONT St KKYfcI.A.
< lilldrrn of Tybee Will Have a Tree
and Feslltal To-day.
Probably for the first time In the history
of Tybee I>land, the children there will
to-day have a Christmas tree, und festl
\l. It ha* been planned by Mlficv Bue
and HI Isabel h H henck, dat>gbters of
c*n p* Be henck of Fort Be re van The
• arncstnese these young ladles have shown
In preparing for the entertainment assures
Its sue ea*.
Th* mess room of the officers' new
quarters will be uetd. It is large enough
to accomodate all who have been invited.
Many useful gift* hava been bought for
the Utt'.e ones, and candles, nut* a ltd
other like delicacies will be distributed
While there Is a general exodus of vis
itor* from Tybee at fhe close* of sum
mer season, many make their homes there
throughout the They are mostly
fishermen, and a large number of them
live on Little Tybee. in making their
preparation* for the treat, however, the
young ladle* In charge have gein rously
avoided distinctions. *o th.it the children
of the offi • rs. privates, fishermen, and all
will *haro together the p:*a*ure to be de
rived from thl* festival.
*1 Mill SCHOOL t IIHISTMt* THEE*
Many Will He Given This Week In
Incnntiah < hnrrhee.
The present I* (he season of Chrltma*
tree*. Wednesday night there will be one
at the Sunday School of the Lutheran
Church of the Ascension. Frllay night
aV - kenM A# Iha
IIIPI • win %. ■*(!*. I— ...
Sunday School children of the First Bap
tist Church, and on Ihe same night one
at the Sunday School room of ihe First
Presbyterian Church, also for the school
The tree for the bcnefll of the Sunday
School children lhe Cathedral of St
John the Baptist will. It Is expected, be
ready on Christmas 'lay. The presents
with which It will be well loaded will be
distributed either on Chrletma* day or
the day after The tree will be In the
basement of the church.
W VAT MI LIT AIM 'lll All*.
■ .allies Think I ornpnnles Mr out.l
show More Interest lu the Ball.
tsifiso among the military command*
In the military ball that la to be given
at the Guards' Hall on New Year's night
hy the Savannah Chapter of the Daugh
ter* of the Confederacy I* not as markrd,
the ladles suy, a* they would like It to
be. They would appreciate greater ac
tivity among the military on behalf of
(he ball, which is lo be given by the
chapter lo raise fund* that are needed
for expense* that have been Incurred In
The ladle* feel that they are not re
ceiving more than that to which they
are entitled when the military men aid
them, ns they have so often aided the
varlou- companies In their entertainment*.
Appreciation of the assistance of the la
dle* In the past may Induce the military
to display greater Interest In (he event,
push Ihe Mia of tickets and attend tht
trail In large numbers.
Company flags arc desired by the Dec
oration Committee of die ball for beau
tifying the hall. Some wf the companies
have agreed lo lend their flags for this
purpose, and others may do so.
HEY', t Ill’ll I It .1. SMITH** MEETIAG*
Have closed in YY lecoaeln hut YYIII
tie Continued In West Yimlnln.
Rev, Arthur J Smith, former pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church, has.
since he left here, been conducting meet
ing* at West Superior. Wls. In a letter
written to a gentleman tn thl* city, and
which was received yesterday, he my*
Ihe meeting* began Nov. 28 and closed
Dec. 16. and were unusually successful,
probably a hundred person* having been
induced through them to begin a Chris
Mr Smith Is now at ht* home at Rich
er, t-i HIU, 1. I . where he will spend Jhc
hull.lay- Jan. 2 he will go to Morgan
town. YV. Va., where he will conduct
meeting* and Jan. 39 to Decatur,
ill.. where also he will conduct
meeting*, for which fourteen churches
have united Mr Smith’s many frienda
In Savannah will he pleased to hear of his
, AT BUT I> LAUttKL liltOY'E.
Mr. t baa. A. Dentscli's Funeral At
tended by Myrtle l.rrdge, K. of I*.
The funeral of Mr. Chas. 8 Deutach
took place yesterday afternoon at 2;3t>
o'clock from the home of Mr M. H.
Ecbaul, No. 8 Hull street, went. The cere
monlx* were conducted by Rev. Dr. I. P.
Mendee. and the burial was In Laurel
Grove Cemetery. In addition tp a targr
number of frienda that attended. Myrtle
Lodge. K. of P„ thirty-five strong, was
present at the ceremonies at the house,
and also at the grave.
The pal! bearer* were Messrs. Warina
Russell. Jr , John N Davis and Fred
Einsfeld of Mrvtle Lodge, and Messrs
Julius Perllnskl, 1. Victor and M Lem
hergrr. Numerous florsl tribute# of rari
Irswuty wars sent by sympathising
MAHERS BEFORE COUNCIL
MBKTOStt fibIHHIPII \UiHT WILL
ML A \ IMPORT A> T OAK.
Caaaall Will Zettle Ike Street Hall
road Fraacktae About AA kick
There >• Hera So Mark Talk, aad
for AA kick Therr Are Two Appll-
WNt-The lludgei AA 111 Mr l*a*cd
AA>ttk tuwr lui|Mrtrtn ( ltsnra.
bat It AA 111 Hr Soar Smaller Than
leal Irar-Tlif Tax Ordinance AVill
Also He Passed.
The meeting of City Council on Wednes
day night will be one of the inort lnter
sting of the >ar it will he the last
regular meeting but one to be held by
the old board, and at least three very
important matters wUI be seif leal Th*
budget, the tax ordinance and the dls
lOfltlon of tfte ztreef railroad franchises
which is being sought both by Mr. D- B
Lester and Mr J. 8 Collins
At the special meeting of Council held
last w*ek fur the purpose of hearing from
the public with regard to this franchise
t was decided that the ijuertion should
le voted on at the regular meeting thl*
week. Both applicants for the franchis*
are anxious to have Council vote upon it
and settle the msttrr without delay. Af
ter .I! the arguments had heard
Council decided In Committee of th*
Whole that each member should wrrtte
out s summary of his views with regard
to the matter These will be laid before
the meeting and aflw brief discussion th*
vote will be taken
The Vernon Bhell Road people who wish
to build a road to White Bluff and Into
the ilty around a bell on Pri •. Buy and
Montgomery street* are most hopeful
of the sue* css of their appiLat on. It
seem* to be the opinion among many
that they slam! a good fi n< c of -•'tir
ing what tlwy have asked, with certain
minor modifications, which may be mad*
mcissery wt.h regard to certain portion**
of the line on Bay street Many citizen'
desire to see a line to White* Bluff con
structed and they believe* m will ben* fit
a lurge* section of th* county that will
contribute much to the city.
On the other hand Mr Collins Is hope
ful of neruring an entrance into the city
for his line which will run to Thundcr
loh along Dale avenue. Mr Collins h*
a contract to open up and operate the old
Purse Railroad, but tn order to make a
success of !t an entering line to the city
is an aiaolute nece sky. There ha* been
some talk of a compromise arrangement
*o that both line* oouki get Into the city,
but Just what Council will do on this
line will not be determined unt.l Wed
The budget I* another Interesting mas
ter with which Council will have to deal.
,it Is said that the Budget Committee ha*
itot yet completi*d Its labor*, though 1:
I* about ready to present its report to
Council. The Morning New* published
several days ago the figures showing
what the leading city departments would
secure, and as stated by several city offi
cial* at the tlm%* they were about 4*or
rect. House drainage will get JGo.OO).
which I* Ixdieved to be suftbient to com
plete the system, except in some of th*
le** Important localities It 1* sail the
fire deportment will gel about $50.00).
which 1* a *onatderable Increase, on ac
count of the new station, which !* to be
rnanneil and equipped at an early date
| Waterworks will get about s3o.s* an l
| street opening s3T>.<*s>. practically ail of
I which Is for the purpose of im.vhtg up
: i*ote* that are due.
Mayor Myers stated that the budget
reduction would be somewhere In the
neighborhood of la.OOU Thl* d**cr*vie,
however, will not be large enough to war.
rant any redu<*tlon In the tax rate, which
will be 145 a* last year. The city’s in
- ----- —*% *••* l tar K* IV r*n
account of the Increase In the value of
taxable firoperty by some $300.(i) When
the house drainage work ha* been fin
| 1-hcd. It I* expected that there will be a
considerable reductiixi In the tax rite
The tax ordinance will also be passed
at Wednesday night's meeting Thl* or
dinance Is practically the same a* thai
lof last y4?ar with the exception of the
j license on music halls which ha* been
raised from SHW to 9200. There lias also
' Uen some talk of changing the license
rax on iawnbroker* and on hacks, but
neither of these nutter* has been decided
and it may tie that nothing will be done
vilth rrgsrd to them
j The only other matter of interest to
! come before Council at thl* meeting will
| be the election of a city primer
HOLIDAYS IA THU UOIRTS.
Little Disturb Ikg Ease of the
■asyrrr During This Week.
Thors Win he Utile done In the court*
tills week or. Indeed, until after tho New
Year. In tho Bufsrtor Court Ihe Jury
has been discharged until Jan 2. unless
sooner summoned, and there I* llllle prob
ability that It Will be dlslurlred.
The hearing of the Injunction case of
Henry Amho* against the Savannah.
Thunderbolt and Isle of Hope Itotiway.
I* still In |irores* and will be continued
to-day. There ts every chance that It will
Inst out the greater part of tlie week, as
the evidence 1* apparently Interminable.
In the other court* there will be about
aa little hapiK-nlng. The members of the
liar will be |rrI vllegrsl to enjoy the holl
<iay* as they see lit and many of them
will lake advantage ot the opportunity
to make hunting trips to some of the
nearby haunt* of the deer, duck or quail.
Your Best Work
Cannot be done unless you have good
health. You cannot have good health
without pure blood You may have pure
blood hy taking Hood's Sarsaparilla now.
You cannol realize the good It will do you
until you try It ltegln taking It to-day
and see how quickly It wilt give you an
appetite, strength and vigor and cur*
your rheumatism, catarrh or ecrofula.
All liver Ills are cured by Hood's Pills.
Trek's .Second Term. Beginning
The recent unusual good fortune of the
Georgia School of Technology will In
crease Ha efficiency. No entrance examina
tion will be required hereafter, and stu
dents entering wMhotit sufficient prepar
ation for the lowest class will be advanc
ed as rapidly as possible. Sludehls may
enter at any lime, but are advised to enter
at the beginning of (he term. Dec. 31
Applicants for admission are requested
to write at once for particulars. Address
Lyman Hall. President.
We Keep Open Late This Evening.
To afford every one an opportunity to
select Diamond*. Watches. Jewelry. Sil
verware, Gold ami Silver Novelties, Fine
Cut Glassware and other sottabl* Christ
mast presents from our Immense sml
beautifully varied stor-fc. Price* mot
rensoGablr Sternberg A Co—nd
Spend Chrlrtnai YVlth Tone Friends
And see that your tickets read
over the Plant System, the line with per
fect passenger service; low rate tickets
told Dec 23, . M. 35. 30 and 31. 19W. Cso
Jan. 1. 1101 'Phone 23.—ad.
A High-Grade Institution tor Ladles
Shorter College. Rome, Oa. Write for
rLBUEO WITH Ari*M*TKVr.
<Mr,.n>ahlan Ulad l ldr.rfti
( Nra.n. Turk nl Mr<!w*-k.
Kvry rJlirod mini In Savannah wto
kno' Mr S H Hardwick l hriy * v ‘ r
hi, promotion lo the position of general
p„. UK. r usenl of ao great a line aa the
Southern. Nor l thla natlnfaction con
fined to railroad men. for everybody tn
Savannah wlto know, Mr. Hardwick U
gratllied lo know that he waa chosen •,
Mr. W A Turk', aucceaaor.
T)te Jlapaich In the Morning Newa yea
tnr day giving Ihe Information of Mr
Turk'* advancement to the position of
aaalalant iraftlc manager and Mr Ilard
wtik', advan.i nvent to the position left
vacant t>> >lr Turk waa read with gen
eral Interest noth Mr. Hardwick and
Mr Turk are greatly admired and ea
teemed here, and no more sattsf.ictorv a
. hot e so lar as the public la concerned
could have been made by the executive
official, of the Southern.
Koth Mr. Turk ami Mr. Hardwick have
been vlsftor, to Savannah of late, the
eatabllahmenc of their passenger office
here demanding their occasional vlatta.
Mi Hardwick ha* been here more often
than -Mr Turk, and hi* renewal of the old
friendships he made while he was located
In Savannah a* general passenger a* nit
oi tne Central Railroad during It* opeia
thm by the old Klchmand and Danville
wa* pleasant to all concerned.
Two Rgilewad XDVolntment*.
Mr. Jeswt Youngblood, who he* been
yardmaiter at the Plant System, ha* been
promoted lo (natter of trains. Air. Thomas
Taggart, who ha, been nlgat yardma,ter.
ha, been appointed to Ihe position of
< eniral'* llarnlna*.
The namings of Ihe Central of Geor
g.a Railway for the week ending the
~(ond week of December were *153,701.
Ig.iln*t II.W.Ww for Ihe same week of last
\*or. showing an Increase of *33.711, atwl
Si.iC3.H from Jan 1 • o the erwl of the
secoml week, against *5.44b.374 for the cor
responding twrital of last >esr.
The freight traffic department of the
Plant System has remembered the Morn
ing N- ws with it# Christmas and New
Year greetings. The card tenders Ihe
compliments of the season from the offi
. ials and c lerks of the general freight of
The last number of Sunset, the magn
tlne published by the passenger depart
ment of Ihe Southern Pacific Railway,
contains an Interesting account of the
recent trip Iff the (Irau Ofiera Company
over the line The tour was under the
personal conduct of Mr Clarence W
Murph-y. iraveling passenger agent at
Savannah. Mr. Murphey Is musical him
self. l-elng the author of a number of
song, and compositions, and his associa
tion with tne singers was very pleas
.Schedules tw Tybee. tin.
Tybee trains schedules! to leave Savan
nah at 3:00 p m ansi Tybee nt 5 30 p. hi.
(city timet slally will be annulled on Dec.
35, Christmas slay. J. C. Halle,
ad General Passenger Agent.
ICleaant Christmas Gifts.
Ijstlng gifts are the wisest souvenirs
Presents for Gentlemen.
For 1 -vl.es Girls,
Boys and Children.
Fine Diamond Rings.
Diamond Sleeve Button*.
Watches. Chain,. Charni%
RU'h Cut Glaes.
Arvl htiiwir**!* of other appropriate arti
t*U** for present*.
We are still buying oM irolii.—Strrnberg
Low Muir* Darina the i hrlitmaa
ltll*ln%a %la Plant Xyatem.
On Dec. 22. 23 . 24 . 25, 30 and 31. 1900. a)s<*
Jan 1, 1901. the P*ant Bystem will cwII
round trip ticket* to nil iioint* at very
low rates, before purchasing your ticket*
•'all on tl'ket at Dc S*>to Hotel, or
depot 'Phone 73. —a*i
Elegant line of ladles' and gents' um
brellas Just received,. Call mrly ami
make your selection. Sternberg & Co.—
Holiday Italea via southern Rail
Ticket* on sale to all points a fare and
a third for the round trip, on Dec, 22-23-
24-35-30 and 31*t, 1900. also Jan. 1, 1901.
limited to Jan. I returning In addition
to above, sludents holding certificate*
signed by superintendents or principals
of schools or colleges will lie sold tickets
commencing Dec la and limited to Jan.
8. Jas. Freeman, city i*i*-enger and ticket
agent. 111 Bull street. 'Phone* 830 —ad
Holiday Hates vis Plant System.
The Plant System will sell round trip
tickets on Dec. 22. 23, 21 23. 39 and 31. 1900.
and Jan. 1, 1901. Call on ticket agent for
full Information a* to rate* and limit*
Ticket office* al Ire Solo Hotel and de
pot. 'Phone 73 —ad.
Convert Your old Gold ,
Into Chrlntma* present* to-day. Sternberg
& Cos. allow full value for all that you
may bring to them, and will exchange for
new good* or pay cash, as you prefer —ad.
Y'la Central of Georgia Hallway.
Ticket* will be sold at rate of a fare
and a third round trip on Dec. 22. 23. 2t,
25. 30 and 31. !M>; (Lo Jan. 1. 1901, final
limit returning Jan (, 1901
Ticket ofll'Vi 107 Hull street and Central
For Over Fifty Years.
Mr* Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been
used for children teething It soothe* the
clil.d. soften* the gum*, allays ail pain
cure* wind colic, and I* Ihe best rrsne.ly
for Diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bottle
A. C. Oelschig, Thunderbolt, offers dur
ing Christmas week at lon prices, a beau
tlful collection of palms and decorative
There I* nothing prettier than an Arwu
carla. Saga. Arecas. Kentia, Latania
Phoenix. Dracoena. etc.
He has also a splendid assortment of
cut flowers, aa rose*, carnations, nnd hya
He Invites the public to visit his nur
eery, which I* the most extensive m th*
state. He ha* 23.000 feet of glass If
you want roses, cut flower* or
with which to decorate, call him by elth-r I
~ or Jnrob <lr<lner. agent !
12 Bull atreet, east; 'phone 10.-ad. I
Gold spectacles, finest lenses jjoo
Gold eyeglasses, finest lenses "... s<w 1
With rims or without same price. Panv
receiving same can have their eves exam-
Ined and lenses changed wlihln one year
fres of charge Dr M Schwab A Son 4?
Bull street.—ad. ' "
A Christmas Bargain.
Sterling Silver Pursee 32 ki while Ihty
hut. Sternberg A Co -ad,
will ii 11
WM. & H. H. UTTIMORE,
Went Congress Street.
of the Season
At Actual Cost
These good* are all this season's style*
No back numbers We have too many of
the shove garments, beside* the season ts
| Come early and get the p! k.
Corner Broughton miA Barnard sts.
11 Won't Las! Always.
But If You Hurry
Your Glrild Can
Be Made Happy
Bryson Mit Bieicle.
THE ONLY KIND YOU HHOI Li'
At the rate we're selling, our stock will
be gone b 'evening, so COME KAKLY.
W'e'll feel sad If you get too late.
Open until midnight Monday and hall
a day Tuesday.
T. A. BRYSON,
gAV AHY AH THKATKK.
CHRISTMAS DAY, DKO 26.
MATINEE AND NIGHT
LAUGHTE't EVERY MINUTE.
"A MIDNIGHT BELL ’
with ALICE It OH ELAND as "Dot."
and an excellent supporting company, in
cluding I .line Lawson, Ihe Utile spertslt
queen; Harry H Robinson as- "De.icoc
Tldd;" the Village Choir, and plenty !
muetc and specialties.
PRICES— klalinee. 75c. 50c and S
Night, 51.00, 75c, iav and So