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THE DYING YEAR
BEST IN CITY’S HISTORY
GIVES BROAD SURVEY TO BE IN
CORPORATED IV MESSAGE.
Evi*fy RrAiion to bf Tlinnkfill for
thr riot Mill Hopeful for the
Future.” He Sjn-rore Hn*
Bern Made in Every Un of Busi
ness anil the OntlooK In for Still
Further Development—Mayor My
era Very Optimlntle.
As usual. Mayor Myers will begin
his report for 1304 with a brief review
©f the business conditions in Savannah
during the year under consideration,
r.ot going into details, but taking a
broad survey of the general status of
He will take a very optimistic view
of the past and the future, saying in
"Looking backward. Savannah has
every reason to be thankful; looking
forward, Savannah has every reason
to be hopeful. The last year has
equaled our most sanguine expecta
tions: the coming year promises to ex
“No city of its size presents plainer
evidence of healthful growth, of strong,
sturdy development in alt the channels
that unite in making a robust, pro
gressive community, energetic, am
bitious and witji a sound foundation on
which to build for the future.
“The man who pins his destiny with
that of this city attaches himself to a
city whose progress is assured beyond
checking, in whose prosperity every
man of energy, determination and
honesty can share, a city where high
principle has never yet been found in
compatible with the greatest business
success, where beauty and utility go
hand in hand and the future is con
sidered as well as the present.
Progress In Every Line.
“The year through which we have
Just passed is a continuous record of
growth of a most satisfactory charac
ter. Not a single line of business but
appears to have been blessed with
twelve months of remunerative trade.
Our merchants of all classes have been
diligent, alert to seize new opportuni
ties for expansion, and the close of 1904
found them no. only holding the ter
ritory with which they began the year,
ibut with additional tributaries estab
lished that will further accelerate our
"Our transportation lines, to which
Savannah owes so much, have been
prosperous and have bocn most potent
factors in strengthening our position as
a center of commercial activity. Our
business Interests, while ever watch
ful for the protection of Savannah
from discriminative rates of freight
which would tend to minimize the
great natural advantages we possess,
have been free from those destructive
prejudices and antagonisms which
seem to seek the injury of these cor
Best Port in South.
‘‘There has been, I am free to say,
no tendency here, commercially or
Officially, to harass corporations that
are playing such an important part in
the development of the city and state,
corporations whose interests are so in
termingled with Savannah's that our
prosperity is largely mutual and inter
“The lines already having extensive
Interests here have further improv
ed their facilities at this port, main
taining Savannah's supremacy as the
port of greatest accommodations south
of Baltimore on the Atlantic coast.
Greater quantities of freight have been
handled here during the last year than
In any previous year, the territory
from which if was drawn was broader
than ever before, and we have every
reason to look for a further extension
of the circle of our commercial Influence
"We Are n United People."
"The Inner zone, front which we
naturally draw the bulk of our busi
ness Is fast advancing in population
and wealtih, the area of cultivated
land rapidly Increases, villages and
towns are filling Op with people whose
circumstance* have considerably im
proved In the last few years, and Sa
vanrrah, with the most cordial relations
existing between it and them all, re
ceives its full share of the prosperity
that is fhe basis of their gratifying
"We enter on the new year a united
people, devoted to our city and all of
Its interests, eager to promote and pro
tect them. With such a spirit no bar
riers can arise that cannot be over
come, no obstacles present themselves
that cannot be surmounted. A feeling
of supreme confidence in the continued
prosperity of Savannah is undoubted
ly Justified by all existing conditions,
as well as by past experience.”
YEAR’S BUILDING RECORD
IS VERY GOOD ONE.
Number of Permits Not So Large.
Rut More Buildings.
The building record for this year will
be a good one, says Building Inspector
The number of permits issued during
the year will drop off about twenty, as
compared with those Issued In 1903. but
the value of the buildings that have
been erected and even the number of
buildings erected will show a substan
The Increase in the number of per
mits is accounted for by the grouping
of a number of 'buildings under one
permit. In one case during the year
only one permit was issued for forty
houses, and in a number of instances
one was made to cover ten or more.
Mr. Bartlett Is well pleased with the
record made. There have been a num
ber of very Important buildings put
up, but most of the building has been
confined to dwellings. The rapid growth
of the city. It Is thought, accounts for
this increased demand for homes.
RECEIPTS. TONNAGE AND
NUMBER, ALL INCREASE.
llnrbnr Manter’n llrport Will Make
The shipping record for the year
Just ending I* .'nr tn advance of that
for 1903. Last year the harbor fees
amounted to $4,864.48, while this year
the estimated receipts are $5,119.04, and
the probabilities ace that the conserva
tive estimate of the hurbor muster will
"There Is no doubt,’* said Hnrbor
Master Mcßride yesterday, "that the
port re* ord for the year Just closing Is
tar In advance of that of any other
year. The receipts will be much greater
and the number of vessels that have
visited this port will be larger. It Is
,lie iM-st p-itr Havannah has ever had
1< the shipping line."
Jritst year the harbor master had
Continued on Third Tags.
ONLY ONE BALE WAS
BURNED AT FORT GAINES.
Mayor McAllister Sn, the Fnrmfr
Approved the Sentiment.
Only one bale of cotton was burned
at Fort Gaines Wednesday by the
farmers who desired to demonstrate
their determination to destroy their
surplus by fire rather than put It upon
the market at the prevailing price.
So sensational a story as the burn
ing of cotton deliberately could not
fail to be interesting, and. In view of
the omission of the correspondent who
sent the original story from Fort
Gaines, some of the newspapers were
forced to make some astonishing
guesses as to the number of bale3 that
had been burned.
One New York paper, in the absence
of any specific information, stated that
3,000 bales had been destroyed by the
Clay county farmers. Another paper
fixed the number at 300, while still an
other. not caring to make a guess upon
which it might be called to order, set
forth that “several hundred bales’’ had
The correspondent was a wise one.
He knew he would dimish the im
portance of his story if lie said but one
bale had been burned, so he decided to
leave the quantity to the imagination
of the papers to which it was sent.
Then, if they should see fit, they might
make their guesses at the quantity,
and the responsibility would be none of
Desiring to learn the real facts, the
Morning News yesterday telegraphed
Mayor W. A. McAllister, of Fort
Gaines, who replied as follows:
Fort Gaines, Ga., Dec. 30.—Only one
bale was burned, but this was to show
the public that Clay county Is willing
to furnish her share of the surplus.
Since the burning a number of farmers
express a willingness to sacrifice 10
per cent, of this and the next crop In
(Signed.) W. A. McAllister,
TWO MERCHANTS ACT.
XVant Tlieir Money in Payment for
Two libels in personam were brought
against the schooner Palmetto. Wil
liam H. Seibert, owner, yesterday. The
papers were filed with the clerk of the
United States court and were iat once
served on the vessel by the deputy
marshals in charge of the local office.
The hearing of the case will come be
fore Judge Speer when the United
States Admiralty Court sits here, in
The first libel is brought ‘by John J.
Kelly, trading as Kelly & Bro. He al
leges that while the vessel was at
the port of Fernandina he furnished
the captain with supplies to the ag
gregate value of $113.53. The second
libel is brought by John W. Simmons,
who alleges that during the stay of
the vessel at Fernandina, at different
times, he furnished supplies to it val
ued at several hundreds of dollars.
Part of this has been piaid, but he
claims there Is still due him the sum
TO HAVE TWO LOCATIONS.
Ilrnriqiin rters Will Be In Old Quar
ters of Germania After Feb. 1.
The directors of the Commercial
Bank, at a meeting held yesterday
morning, decided to move the head
quarters of their business, after Feb.
1, to the quarters in the Provident
building formerly occupied by the Ger
mania Bank. The present quarters in
•the W. C. T. U. building on Liberty
street will be maintained for the pres
ent, at least.
The reason given for the move, it
was stated by one of the officers of
the bank, is that the business has been
so successful since Its inauguration
that iit has now been decided to extend
It In other lines, and it is for this rea
son, as wall as for the accommodation
of a, number of large patrons In the
vicinity of the Bay that the move has
been decided on. A large Increase of
business is expected to be developed
as the result of 'the move. The present
force of the bank will be maintained,
it Is stated. ,
MANY WERE INTERESTED
IN BORING OF WELL
All Manner of Rumor* Were Cur
rent During the Day.
The erection of the new National
Bank of Savannah building will be
continued, despite the discovery of iron
or some metal while boring the ar
Inhere was really a thin stratum of
some kind of soft ore, presumably
iron, struck about 300 feet beneath the
surface. This bas now been gone
through, and the well is being contin
ued. It will be drilled to a depth of
400 or more feet.
Following the striking of the vein,
it was rumored that oil had been
found. Indeed, there were all kinds
of rumors afloat yesterday, and inter
est In the well Increased greatly. Al
most all day long there was a small
crowd gathered about tho spot, watch
ing the work.
BIDS TO BE OPENED.
Will Bea Two Story Structure oft
Bids for the erection of the cold
storage plant of the Knickerbocker
Ice Company will be opened nexit Tues
The plant will be of brick, two stories
high, and will be perfectly Insulated
throughout. The building will be 80 by
103 feet, with a separate building of
smaller dimensions for the machinery.
The plant is to be erected on .Wa
ters street and Indian lane, next to
the lee factory. Owing to the insula
tion the building will be very expen
sive. Between all the walls, beneath
the floor ami a-bove the ceilings, pat
ented insulating material will be used.
ANOTHER 111 11.11 l NR STARTED.
A building permit was Issued John
Kuck yesterday for the erection of a
three-story brick metal roof house, on
Taylor street, east. The building Is to
be started at once and will be used
as a dwelling, when completed.
Sewing Machine Needle*
For all makes of machines at five cents
per peckuge and everything else per
taming to sewing machines at greatly
reduced prices. Look for the red H.
150 Whitaker street. Savannah, (la,—
Holiday Excursion Bale* via Central
of Oeorala Hallway.
Fare and one-third round trip.
Tickets will be on sale Dec. 11, 1804,
snd Jan. 1, 1805; final limit Jan. 4,
For additional Information apply la
J. H. Holme*, city ticket snd passen
ger Agent, 27 Hull street.— *4
SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1901.
LETTER OF JUDGE TWIGGS
CREATED IBM.ITIOIt IS SEW*
Mr. Myers’ Positive Denial That He
Maile Statement That He Witne**-
-<I ilimitliig of Caesar Yooiik
Created Surprise Here—Spernla
tion Was Kite Ht Court Houiie and
in Business Circle*—.lndite 'fivlggii
Prepared Sin lenient.
Seldom has the change In a
simple statement created such a wide
spread talk as has that of Mr. W.
B. Myers of Jacksonville, both of whose
statements in connection with the Nan
Patterson case were first published in
the Morning News.
Judge H. I). D. Twiggs’ letter to At
torney A. Levy, counsel for Nan Pat
terson, was received in New York yes
terday morning. Through the New York
newspaper men Mr. Levy announced
that a witness had been discovered
that could establish beyond the shadow
of a doubt the innocence of his client.
The letter was then given them.
At once a Hood of telegrams began
pouring into Savannah, some coming
to the newspaper men and others di
rect to Judge Twiggs. The chief ques
tion seemed to be as to the reliability
of Mr. Myers and of Judge Twiggs.
Notice was sent that the Jacksonville
man had denied ever making the state
ment, and had denied even to one of
the persons who was present when he
was said to have made it. With it
went the word that Judge Twiggs,
his law partner, Mr. Frank M.
Oliver, and Mr. John H. Shivers,
had prepared a signed state
ment for publication. Asa result,
to-day newspapers throughout the
country will carry in detail the strange
Effect in Savannah.
The publication in the Morning News
yesterday that Mr Myers had
denied having ever been in New York,
created somewhat of a sensation. At
torneys speculated freely as to what
the sudden change in his position
meant. Business men showed as much
interest as the attorneys and all man
ner of theories were advanced.
The first intimation that Judge
Twiggs had that there had beein any
change in the situation was when he
lead Mr. Myers’ statement to Mr.
Shivers, as published in the Morning
News. He was at a loss to account
for the change in the position of the
Jacksonville man, but at once took
steps to establish his own position in
the minds of the public.
A statement of fhe case was pre
pared for publication and signed by
Judge Twiggs. 'Mr. Shivers then certi
fied that this statement was correct.
‘Mr. Oliver also makes affidavit to the
truth of the statement. The follow
ing is the official statement, pre
pared by the Savannahians who
heard Mr. Myers say he had wit
nessed t/he shooting of Caesar Young:
Judge Tivlkk*' Statement.
“The statement which Mr. W. B.
Myers made to Mr. John H. Shivers,
of this city, in a recent conversation
with the former in Jacksonville, is
most extraordinary and inexplicable.
I now desire to make a fuller state
ment of this matter, which includes the
repetition of Mr. Myers’ declaration in
my office in the presence of my law
partner, Mr. F. M. Oliver.
“Mr. Myers called at my office a
short time after the shooting of Caesar
Young to see me on important pro
fessional business, and, tearing that I
was at lunch In the restaurant of Mr.
George C. Schwarz, followed me there.
At the conclusion of our conversation
as to the business In hand, the fol
lowing colloquy took place between
“Mr. Myers—‘l saw a very strange
thing In New York a day or two ago;
I was walking along the street and
my attention was attracted by an ex
clamation, (he may 'have said an al
tercation), and turning I saw a man
in a carriage, accompanied by a wom
an, and I saw the man shoot himself
with a pistol. I was then on my way
to the depot.'
“Judge Twiggs—‘Did you learn the
names of the parties?’
“Mr. Myers—'l heard that t-he man’s
name was Young, but I did not learn
the name of the woman.'
“Judge Twiggs—‘Have you seen the
papers on this subject?’
“Mr. Myers—'l have not.’
“Judge Twiggs—‘Well, the woman’s
nume Is Nan Patterson, and she has
been arrested and charged with this
Arrest An Outrage.
"Mr. Myers: ‘Well It Is an outrage,
for she is perfectly Innocent of the
"Judge Twiggs: ’Do you intend to
communicate what you know to her
“Mr. Myers: ’I don’t want to be
mixed up in this affair.’
"Judge Twiggs: ’lt is your duty to
Justice and humanity to do so, and If
you do not, I put you on notice that I
will write myself, and give them your
name as a witness.’
“Upon my insisting to Mr. Myers
that he could not properly avoid this
responsibility, he promised me faith
fully that he would write to Miss Pat
terson’s attorney as soon as he could
obtain his address upon reaching
home, and I supposed he had done so,
until I read the testimony in the case.
“The above conversation took place
In the presence of Mr. John H. Shivers
of this city.
Repealed to Mr. Oliver.
"Later in the afternoon of the same
day, Mr. Myers called at my office, and
we further discussed the matter in
which he desired me to represent him
“During this conversation Mr. Oli
ver, my law partner, came Into my
office, and I introduced him to Myers,
and stated that hM (Myers) had seen
Caesar Young shoot himself, and that
I bad Insisted upon his writing to Nan
Patterson's attorneys. Mr. Myers ad
mitted, In the presence of Mr. Oliver,
that he had seen the shooting Just
as he had related It to mo, and Mr.
Oliver told him that by all means he
should do as I had advised him.
"I have known Mr. Myers for many
years, when he lived In Georgia, and
considered him reliable. Otherwise, I
should not have written to Mr. Levy,
the attorney of Miss Patterson.
“H. D. D. Twiggs
”1 have read the foregoing statement
of Judge Twiggs, and state most posi
tively that I heard that portion of the
<on vernation touching the shooting of
Caesar Young, which took place be
tween Mr. W. B. Myers and htinaelf
In the restaurant of George P.
Hchwars, in this city, and It Is sub
"John H. Shivers."
"I desire to statr that I heard W
B. Myers say in Judge Twiggs other
that he saw the sheading a* above re
lated. end that Parser Young shaft him
self. F. M Oliver.**
DURING LAST YEAR.
! Falling: Off in WliltfH. Hut Increase
Aiiioiiu the ISegrof*.
The year that is Just closing will go
down in history as a year marked by
a bull tendency in the lunacy market.
During the last twelve months there
have been 52 lunacy warrants sworn
out before Judge Henry McAlpin in
the Court of Ordinary. Of this num
ber 18 were white people and 35 were
Last year the total was only 49, mak
ing an increase of four for this year.
In 1903. however, -there were 23 white
lunatics arrested as against i less than
that number this year. There were
only 26 negroes held on lunacy charges
last year, while this year there were
35. This large increase of insanity
among the negroes more than balances
the .falling off among the whites, and
puts the year on the bull side of the
A noticeable fact about the lunatics
this year was that the majority were
negroes and that the majority of the
colored people arrested seemed rational
on all subjects save that of the rela
tion of this world to -the world to come.
Spirits, heaven, angels, and the other
beings that dwell in another world
seemed to be haunting the negroes to
such an extent that their minds became
No cause Is given for the increase,
which is general 'throughout the state.
Some Have held that the unthriftiness
of the negro has so weakened his body
that the mind has become affected.
Others lay the increase to the use of
liquor among the blacks, which has
caused a. spread of disease and a weak
ening of ‘the mental powers in conse
SICK MAN FRIGHTENED”
TELFAIR HOME INMATES.
Entered Home liy Mistake anil Went
Considerable excitement prevailed at
the Telfair home on State street early
yesterday afternoon, when a man was
discovered in bed in one of the rooms
The matron heard someone enter the
house and go upstairs. She at first
thought it was her son, who was ac
customed to go into the house. She
waited some time and when he did not
come down, she went upstairs and was
frightened to find an aged man in
bed in one of the front rooms. He had
removed his clothing, and was groan
ing as if in great pain.
Patrolman Brown was notified, and
went to see who the intruder was. He
identified him as John McCready, who
has a son living in the vicinity of the
home. The man was unable to give any
information about himself. It is sup
posed. however, that he thought he was
entering his son's home, and was in
such pain that he went upstairs and
went to bed. He was taken to the Un
ion Hotel, where he has a room, in
the police ambulance.
BROWN SEEMSTO HAVE
Diligent Search Yesterday Pro
duced No Clues to Whereabouts.
Although the detectives instituted a
vigorous search for Robert Brown, the
murderer of Jessie Hurley Thursday
afternoon, and followed many false
clews yesterday, no trace of the man
was discovered, and the belief is that
he has left this section of tihe country.
Detectives Wall and Stark spent all
of Thursday night in visiting and
searching houses in Yamacraw, which
it was known Brown frequented. His
room was visited on two different
occasions, but there was no evidence
that he had turned up there.
On looking up the negro’s record yes
terday it was found that he is the same
Brown who did service on the gang
for robbing a cash register In Yama
craw. He has been on the gang a num
ber of times, first serving under the
name of Joseph Brown and then Robert
Brown is a tall, rather slender ne
gro, copper colored, with “cotton” eyes.
He is more readily distinguished by
bad front teeth. He smokes incessant
ly and also drinks to excess.
ANNUAL MEETING OK T. P. A.
Important Committee* for National
Convention Will Be Appointed.
Special Importance attaches to the
annual meeting of Post A, Travelers
Protective Association this afternoon
at 4 o’clock at the Screven House, as
the various committees for the national
convention, which will be held here
in May, will be appointed.
Members of the local post realize
what a tremendous task there is before
them, and are organizing on business
principals and will have every depart
ment of the work systematized so that
there will not be a hitch.
In addition to the appointment of
these important committees the annual
reports of the officers, the report of the
Finance Committee now soliciting
funds for the entertainment of the na
tional convention and the election of
officers for the coming year will ‘take
MRS. F. H. MAITI.AND
Service* Conducted by Rev. Dr*.
Kulr unit Strong.
The funeral of Mrs. Frederick H.
Maitland-Dougall took place at 3:30
o’clock yesterday afternoon from the
Independent Presbyterian Church, and
was largely attended. The services
were conducted by the pastor, Rev.
James Y. Fair, assisted toy Rev. C. H.
Strong, rector of St. John's Episcopal
The remains were placed In the fam
ily vault In Laurel Grove Cemetery
and the casket was hidden beneath a
wealth of flowers. At the ceme
tery services were conducted by
both Dr. Fair and Dr. Strong.
The pallbearers were: Messrs.
C. B. Malone, F. C. Battey, Henry Me-
Alpln, Elmer N. Hancock. R, (J. Ste
vens and Davis Freeman.
HAS STOOD THE TEST XS YEARS.
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. The first
and original tasteless chill tonic. 50
Southern Railway announces Christ
mas rates of one und a third fares
for the round trip between all points
east of the Mississippi and south of
the Ohio and Potomac rivers. Tickets
to be sold Dec. 33, 34, 25 and 31 and
Jan. 1, with final limit Jan. 4. To
students and teachers of school* and
colleges, ticket* will be sold Dec. 17
and 24. Inclusive, with final limit Jen.
I, upon presentation and surrender of
certificates signed by h*dr superintend
ents, principals or presidents.—ad.
For an attractive essy-te-see end
easy-to-read office calendar apply at
city ticket nffi. e, Atlantic Coast l*ine,
De Hole Hotel ad.
VIEWS OF GINNERS’ REPORT
ONE OBJECTION IS TIIAT AI.L RE
PORTS UNSETTLE MARKET
Another I'rgrd I* Hellef That Leak*
Are Possible to Advantage of Few.
It I* Against Planter Seven Times
Out of Ten, Is Another Claim.
Benefit to All Branches of Trade.
One Man's A’iew—Question of
Whose Ox Is Gored This Season.
The Savannah cotton trade, as well
as cotton men all over the country,
was much interested in the letter of
Director of the Census North to Rep
resentative Burleson of Texas in re
gard to the ginners’ report, and in the
reply made by Representative Burle
son, both of nmch appeared in yester
day’s Morning News.
The Savannah cotton men are not a
unit in their views on the question of
the value of the census report, how
ever, for while a majority of those who
discussed it during the day thought
the reports of value to all branches of
the trade, others thought they could
be dispensed with to advantage of all
concerned, especially the planter.
One of the officers of the Exchange
urged against the ginners’ report the
claim that this, like all other reports
regarding the crop, had a tendency to
unsettle the market for a week ahead
of its appearance and a week after
wards, the first because of its prob
able showing and the second because
of the figures themselves. Again, he
said he believes there are leaks to all
these reports and that therefore some
persons are in a position to take ad
vantage of the remainder of the trade.
Aguiust Interest of Planter.
Another prominent member of the
trade said that while the reports
might aim to give the true state of
affairs, and even succeed, still they
are against the interest of the planter
seven times out of ten. He said,
further, he thought, even as it is, too
much information is given out about
the crop before it is ready for the mar
ket, and it would be an advantage
rather than a disadvantage if it were
Many members were able to urge
reasons for the continuance of the re
ports. One said that official re
ports from a governmental source
are of value to every branch of
the trade, except to speculators, and
he indorsed Director North’s position
in regard to the controversy with the
Memphis Cotton Exchange. The dis
cussion, he said, was dignified, and to
the point, and Memphis by withholding
reports is left in a worse state of af
fairs than had they been given.
Certain, to Be Objections.
“There will always be an objection
from one side or the other,” said an
other member of the Exchange,
“according as the showing made
is against one interest or the
other. The government, however, has
no moral right to give out figures un
less they are absolutely correct.”
“It is a question of whose ox is
gored,” said a leading broker.
"There was no complaint last year
over the figures when they showed
that a small crop had been made, and
it was by such a showing that Sully
was able to put the price of the staple
over 17 cents. Even now it is the man
who used bad judgment and held hi3
cotton instead of selling it that is do
ing the kiektng. The government es
timate eliminates the private esti
mate. which alone is a very strong ar
gument in its favor.”
FORCED TO POSTPONE
LECTURE ON “CUBA.”
Sudden Illness of Dr. Rrnnner Made
The lecture of Dr. W. F. Brunner on
“Cuba” has been postponed until next
This action was made necessary by
the fact that Dr. Brunner was taken
suddenly 111 yesterday morning. Last
night he made an effort to get to the
Y M. C. A. Hall and deliver the lec
ture, but was peremptorily ordered
back to bed by his attending physician.
Dr. George White. Word was at once
sent to the Y. M. C. A. rooms and
the postponement until Thursday night
Though it was still some time before
the hour announced for the beginning
of the lecture when the postponement
was announced, there were many as
sembled to listen to the address of the
Savannah physician. The great part
played by Dr. Brunner in improving the
sanitary conditions in Cuba and the
fame that came to him as a result of
this achievement, made every one de
sirous of hearing his lecture on this
People kept going to the Y. M. C.
A. rooms even after the hour at which
the lecture was announced to begin
had passed. The greatest regret and
sympathy were expressed when Dr.
Brunner’s illness was announced. The
lecturer is assured of an unusually
large audience on next Thursday night.
A TELEPHONE CALL
Listened to Address, Hitched Up
Horne* and Dashed Away.
A misunderstanding of a telephone
message at 3 o’clock yesterday after
noon, caused the chemical company at
the central station to make a useless
tun to Whitaker street, between Charl
ton and Jones.
Someone who was making excava
tions at that point rang up the station
to call attention to it. The speaker
talked Indistinctly, and all the firemen
who answered the telephone could un
derstand was "Whitaker and Charl
ton." It was concluded that there was
a fire at that point, and the chemical
engine had a lively run to the scene.
To Captains, Mantel Matos and Sail
The latest New York, Boston, Phila
delphia and other dally newspapers;
weekly journals and monthly maga
zines; books and cheap literature; let
ter and note paper, pens and ink. at
EstlM’s News Depot, 18 Bull street,
corner P.ryan street (near U. S. Cus
tom House). —ad.
Two Train* Dally to Rnatrrn Pltlc.
via Southern Railway.
(Southern Railway ha* resumed
double dally train service be
tween Savannah und the East,
leaving Savannah 1 p. m. and 12 15
a. in., Central time. Both trains car
ry Pullman drawing room steeping
cars to Washington and New York
elegant day roaehe* and the finest din
ing cars In the world. /II trains now
operated ever lh* new double track
through Virginia and tha tauthern
Hailwey double-track bridge a, rose the
Potomac Pullman reservations glad
ly rr.sJe or Information furnished upon
uppljeatton to E. (J. Thomson c y
* T. A- Ml Bull street, ‘pbunwi 868. ~
ARRIVE IN JANUARY.
Cumberland Mill Stop Mark Here
Monday and Leave Harbor.
In all probability the big sea-going
suction dredge Savannah will arrive
at this harbor some time next month.
It has already been ‘turned over from,
the makers at Sparrows Point, Md., to
the government and will soon be gi v
en its tests. Col. James B. Quinn, di
vision chief of United States engineers,
expects to leave within a week or ten
days to inspect the new dredge.
As has been stated before, fhe dredge
Savannah is designed for the ex
clusive use of this harbor. By consent
the vessel may, of course, be sent into
another district to do certain work, but
it will always be at 'the command of
the engineer in charge of this district.
Conditions at Tybee bar and at Ty
bee knoll can be greatly improved
when the Savannah arrives and begins
The big sea-going suction dredge
Cumberland that has been at work on
Tybee knoll for the last few weeks is
preparing to leave this port for Bruns
wick, where there is more work cut out
for it. During Its stay here the dredge
has removed an average of 3.000 cubic
yards of sand each day from Tybee
The big vessel will come to the city
on Monday and take on coal and sup
plies. Early Tuesday morning it will
start for Brunswick. This last visit of
the Cumberland has been much more
satisfactory than was the former one,
no constantly occurring accidents and
loss of time marring the work. As the
Savannah will he here for work with
in the next month this Is probably the
last visit that the Cumberland will pay
to this harbor, at least for the purpose
of going to work here.
SONS OF ELI DINED
AT ANNUAL MEETING.
Yale Alumni Convened anil Renew
ed Loyalty to Alma Mater.
The third annual meeting and ban
quet of the Savannah Yale Club was
held last night in the ‘breakfast room
at the De Soto. The room was deco
rated with pennants of blue and white.
Present as guests of the club were
Col. A. R. Lawton, representing the
University of Virginia and Harvard
University; Mr. George J. Baldwin,
representing Massachusetts Institute
of Technology; Judge Henry McAlpin,
representing Princeton; Mr. Savage
Lynah, representing Cornell; Capt. W.
W. Gordon, representing the University
of Georgia and Yale.
Resolutions of condolence in respect
to the memory of Hamilton M. Branch
were adopted. He was an honored
member of the club.
The officers of the last year were
again elected. Gen. W. W. Gordon is
president and Mr. G. A. Gordon, secre
tary and treasurer.
Following the business meeting the
banquet was held. A number of im
promptu toasts were responded to by
members of the club and ‘by several of
the guests. In song, story and remin
iscence, the jollities of college days
were lived over and the spirit of loyal
ty tc alma mater renewed.
ESCAPED CONVICT TURNED
OVER TO CAPT. BEACH.
Ben Felder, the suspected escaped
convict arrested by Detectives Stark
and Davis some days ago, was identi
fied at police headquarters by Capt.
Beach of the Effingham county chain
gang yesterday and was turned over
to that official, who paid the reward
offered for his arrest.
Felder was convicted of burglary on
Sept. 26 and was sentenced by Judge
Seabrook to serve two years in the
penitentiary. It was at first thought he
was wanted in Bryan county, but the
officer who came down to see him said
he was not the man wanted.
SHEDS IN A. C. L. YARD.
Shortly after 8 o’clock last night an
alarm was sent in from box 43, calling
the department to the Atlantic Coast
Line yards on East Broad street. The
roofs of two sheds, used to store oil
for refilling the switch lamps were
burned off. The damage was esti
mated at $l5O. The alarm was an
swered promptly by the fire depart
PRESSING CLl'B ROBBED.
Prince Cummings, colored, was ar
rested by Detective Wall last night,
charged with burglarizing the pressing
club on Price street, operated by J.
L. Green, and taking therefrom, sev
eral suits of clothes. The clothes were
found in Cummings’ possession.
Low Excursion Rules During Holi
days via Atlantic Const Line.
On account of Christmas holidays
Atlantic Coast Line will sell tickets to
all-points east of the Mississippi and
south of the Potomac rivers at rates,
one and one-third fares for the round
trip. This includes all stations on the
Atlantic Coast Line and connecting
lines in the territory described. Tick
ets will be sold Dec. 23, 24. 25 and 31
1904, and Jan. 1, 1905, with return limp
Jan. 4, 1905. Tickets at same rates
will be sold to teachers and students
in schools and colleges on presentation
and surrender of certificates signed by
superintendents, presidents or princi
pals, Dee. 17-24. inclusive, with return
limit Jan. 8, 1905.
For further information apply to
ticket agents, De Soto Hotel; both
'phones. No. 73, or Union Station; Bell
235, Georgia 911. It pays to patronize
the best service.—ad.
The chapters that have gone before
of “Frenzied Finance," by Thomas W.
Lawson, have been printed in a pam
phlet form, and will be sent, post
paid, on receipt of price (30 cents.)
For sale at EstiU's News Depot, No.
18 Bull street, corner of Bryan, No. 2
east, Savannah. Ga.—ad.
A New Train to Washington and
Southern Railway announces reln
auguratlon of,lts palatial noon train
out of Savannah for the East, leaving
1 p.m..Central time, dally. This, a solid
vestibuled train,with most modern day
coaches, Pullman drawing room sleep
ing cars of latest design, and the fa
mous unequaled dining ears of the
Southern Hallway. Any desired Infor
mation given or Pullman reservations
made bv city ticket office, HI |j U n
street; 'phones 850.—ad.
Xmu* Hales Seaboard Air Line Rail
Account of Christmas, the Seaboard
Air Line Railway will sell tickets to
tha public on Dec. 23. 24, 26 and H
1904, and Jan. I, 1905, at rata of one
and one-third firal-claaa fairs for the
round trip to all points rest „t n t ,
Mississippi snd south of the Ohio and
Poiofiuu rivers. These ip k*te istll t„
limited fot retaru until Jm 4
Full Information at ettp ticket office
No. T ltuil Street. 'l‘lions 28. —id
How Much Water
Do you require for a bath?
When you use one of out
ranges you may take one, two
or three tubfuls without fig
uring on the cost.
are ranges that do not put
limitations on the quantity of
water. They furnish an
19 West Broughton Street.
A good bedfellow these
cold nights is one of our
two-quart hot water bot
tles, 49 cents. They are
a properly applied hot water
bottle will knock out any
cold before the cold knocks
you out. Warburines 15
cents the box at drug stores.
“Get It at Rowlinski’s,”
Broughton and Drayton.
\ toilet, batli and nursery soap,
that removes all skin blemishes,
elears the eomplexion and keeps
the skin soft and white. It eon
tains the great healing properties
of Tetterine and used in connection
with that remedy it quickens the
25c a Cake.
Sent for price postpaid by
J. T. SHUPTRINE,
It doesn’t matter how low
mercury goes if you have a
Hot Stuff Stove
in your house. We sell the
original—the Georgia prod
uct —which bears the name
of “Hot Stuff.” A “Hot
Stuff’ burns any kind of fuel
and heats up quickly.
Let us put one in for you
* Edward Lovell’s Sons,
113 West Broughton Street.
Lumbermen Supply and
The newest thing in Dry
Dries Lumber in 24 hours.
Costs less than others.
Steel Split Pulleys.
ALLAN BOND l C
Anthracite in all sizes.
Jellico Soft Lump.
Both Phones 507.
H. M. ASHE ,
Dealer wanted for Sava'inah.
ARNOLD STOCK CO.
Brunei Double Hill.
“■Clill'llA’K 111 lt(.l.Alt”
“l’El'K’K IHI) I toy AND Ills I’lll'M
To-night Last Performance,
•tiip: sleeping ittv.”
_ Prices—lQ., 20c and 30c.
itl.'i'i MONOA Y H£Z I
“The County chairman.’'
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Ktglil stk in I .Mi
N**| Toe, Klgkt —t oreell OP -
Club. MJCAIM TO-DAY.