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The Contract to be Signed To-Day and
Work to Begin Next Week—Oil to
be Used as a Crematory Fuel- A
Pipe Line to be Laid from the Central
Railroad to the Crematory Site.
Mr. H. D. Hug ios of the United Statos
Oa and Fuel Company of Philadelphia is
in the city and was seen last night by a
Morning News roporter.
“You came down to build the crematory,
I supposf f’ Mr. Hughes was a>keJ.
“Yes,” he replied, “and I have bad a very
busy day. In fact in reviewing my work
to-day, I almost feel that I have been here
two days instead of only one. I have een
aroun i interviewing the red brick and the
fire brick men, ami the boiler makers, for
you know we require an iron tank with a
capacity of about 8,000 gallons of oil, and
while I expect to have to order it in sections
it will require riveting together here.”
“When do you expect to break ground
for the crematory?”
“I want to get to work, if possible, some
timo next week. I want to have the grou <1
surveyed to-morrow for the location of the
furnace and the oil storage tank, which is
to be near the furnace. I also want to have
a survey mad© from the Central railroad to
the foot of Gwinnett street for a pipe line
for taking the oil from the tank car to de
liver to the storage tank near the furnace.”
“How far will you have to pip * the oil?”
“I made a r'Ugh estimade to-day and
made it about 2,400 feet.”
“You will deliver the oil through a pip©?”
“Ye*. The railroad i* about ten feet
higher than the storage tauk and there will
t>e considei able friction, so that wo may
have to use a pipe from Ito 2 inches in
diameter; and w* may have to put in a
small vacuum pump tof cilitat# the prompt
emptying of a tank car, if we want to
emptv a car in five or six hours.”
“What will bo the capacity of the fur
“That is hard to say. It will burn the
garbage as fast as it is delivered. The kiln
will bo about 18 feet high and will stand on
the ground 12 feet by 14 feet. It will be on
a 5-foot stone foundatiou under almost
the entire structure.”
“Where will you get the material?”
“We will buy the red brick here, and also
a considerable’ portion of the fire brick for
arches, etc. The balance of the lire brick
which are used for all the exceptional
shapes for places in the kiln, w ere the
greatest heat is used are made from the
finest Jersey clay, burned by an oil fire,
which has proven to nruduce fire brick that
will stand a hotter fire and wear almost
double the time of those burned by coal.”
“Where do you get the oil u* rt d for fuel?”
“The oil used is the crude oil from the
Ohio fields and known ns ‘Lima Crude.’
We will burn about 156 gallons daily when
the furnace is in operation.”
“When do you expect to have the fur
nace in operation*”
“Weil, wo could build the kiln and tank
in three weeks from the time the material
is on the ground, but there is always a delay
in filling orders for the sp cial shapes of
fire-brick work. In fact, anticipating this
delay, I ordered before the city accepted
my proposition. I knew we would want
them some where. Ido not expect to get
the furnace rea ly for all of two months. I
think I can safely say that s me lime early
in June we can have it in operation.”
Mr. Hughes savs that he think ; he will
be able to have all the work done by Sa
vannah mechanics and labor, except possi
bly he may have to bring on an expert
mason in laying fire brick, which requires
special knowledge of the business. The
work will lie lone under the immediate
supervision of Mr. Hughes and the engineer
of his company. He says tho furnace will
be built with a view to adding faciliti s for
the cromaUon of night *oil if the city
should decid© to adopt that plan for dispos
ing of the fetid matter, and this addition,
Mr. Hughes says, his company will agree
to make at any time at actual cost. The
contract between the United State* Gas and
Fuel Company and the citv, for the erec
tion of the crematory will bo signed to-day.
The Naval Commission to be Here
Probably Next Week.
Senators Colquitt and Brown telegraphed
Mayor Schwarz yesterday that ihe Secre
tary of the Navy has instructed the naval
commissioners to visit Savannah, and re
port its advantages as a site for the new
navy yard.
The committee, which the city council
voted to send to Washingt on to appear be
fore the navy department, has not been
appointed, and Mayor Scnwatz said last
night that there is ik> necessity
for the appointment now since the commis
sion ha* been instructed to come here. A
committee will be selected to-day to ar
range for the reception of the commissi* fil
ers and to present to them the advantages
which Savannah possesses a * a sit© for the
proposed station. It is not known when the
commissioner* will l>© here, but it will prob
ably be some time next week.
The Superintendent of Repairs Look
ing After Them.
J. C. Holmes, general superintendent of
repairs to United States buildings, was in the
city yesterday. He was in conferoaco with
Capt. Wheaton, collector of Ihe port, and Su
pervising Architect Bchwab of the new
government budding, and visited the site.
Mr. Holmes stopped over in < harlest m
and took notes f some needed improve
ments to the public buildings of that citv.
From here he goes to Kev West, and re
turning will humect the public buildings at.
Atlanta and Cha’tano ga in his return to
Washington. Sunt. Holmes has a pretty
wide Arid for his labors, the public edifices
throughout the entire country being under
his sujK*rvision. Ho has just traveled 12,000
miles in attending to his duties. How much
farther he will go will depend— to uso his
own language—on the preseat admiuistra
tion. _____
McDowell and Gray Get Four Months
for Robbing McCrohan.
In tb# city court yesterday James
McDowell and Roi ert F. Gray were con
victed for larceny from the person, and
Judge Harden sentenced the prisoners to
four months’ imprisonment in the county
jail with light work.
The offense alleged against the prisoner*
was that on tb© night of Feb. 2 last they
robbed M. F. McCro ian of hissilver watcu
at the corner of Barna and and Congress
streets, while McCrohan wo* wailing for a
streetcar. Otlioor Morgan detected them
in the act, and with Officer Basch arrestd
the offenders shortly after, finding the
watch on the person of one of the men.
Milo. Rhea played “A Dangerous Game”
vesb rdav afternoon and “Much Ado About
Nothing'’ last night. Those who witnessed
the performances enjoyed a rare and a-natic
treat. As “Heloue” RU* a gives a delight
ful performance. The character of “Heat
rice” in “Much Ado Ab ut N-thing” is,
from it* oaptiousnees and changeful moods,
very difficult of portrayal, and although
the rendition of it can I>© easily marrod by
t:. slightest mirconception or the least ov r
doing, when in the ha ids of such a talented
actress as Mile. Rhea has proven herself t
be, it is a stag© picture in which all the
brightness of the histrionic colorings is *o
artistically blent that it is ever to bo ro
uiemborea with delight
Mrs. P. J. Golden returned from New
York last night, after purchasing her spring
and summer piiiiliiery.
The Parents of Dick Mitchell’s Slayer
Giving More Trouble.
David Murchison and his wife Lueretin
(colored), the parents of Bam Murchison,
who shot and killed Richard Micholl at
Band Fly station three weeks agq, were
brought into the city yesterday by Officer*
Robinson and Sanders on a peace warrant
issued from Jus’ice Reynolds 5 court on the
affidavit of Ed Baker. The prisoners gave
bail to keep the peace.
The arrest grew out of the killing of
Mitchell. Caesar Banders was appoint© la
special constable to watch the Murchison
cabin for the purpose of apprehend! g
young Murchison, the murderer of Mitchell.
Oue day last week Baker was talking
about the murder and meniioned the nam
of Murchison. Dave Murchison heard of
it, and asked Baker what ho was using hil
- for, and added that any one who
talked about him would have to sutler.
On Murchison’s way home he stooped at
Baker’s door at Sand Fly station and called
B.ker out and said, “Do you seethes©
crossties? Do you sec this iabroad ire:?
The wear out, but you see me? lam flesh
and blood. Any man I catch around m>
house looking for my son I will blow his
head off.”
When Officers Robinson and Banders at
tempted to arre t the elder Murchi*on h<-
jumped at Handers with a stick, but R >biu
son caught the man and slipped a pair of
handcuffs on him. Justice Reynolds re
tained Mtirchion’s musket, although th*-
old man demanded it.
It is said tnat Sam Murchison has bee-,
sleeping at his grandmother’s, but sho was
in the city yesterday afternoon, attracted
by the arrest of your g Murchison’s parents,
and denied that her grandson had been to
her house The impression that yoiin
Murchison is a mere lad is a mistaken one.
He is 18 years old and his victim was a man
of family, having a wife and two or three
Eleven Indictments to go Before the
City Court.
The city court grand jury met yesterday
afternoon and returned eleven indictments.
Two indictments were found against Ed
Haseley Calver. One of them was for as
saulting a colored woman named Fllla Wil -
iams, and the other for carrying concealed
weapons. Haseley and the woman g< t Into
some *rt of a row in which he
knocked the woman down and stamped on
her, and drawing his pistol snapped it in
her face. Ila solo V has a lad reputation.
Night before last he became involved in u
fracas at Monteith station and drew a gun
on one of his e - emies. Before he fired an
other negro got the drop oa him and shot
off three of his flug rs.
Lincoln Young (colored) was indicted for
larceny. Young is one of the negroes who
divided the spoils of peddler Ignatz
Ehrenich’s pack, which was stolen from his
wagon at Brownsville several months ago.
John Lyons was indicted for assault ami
battery on Isaac Golinsky. The tr uld be
tween them grew out of the re tel of a
tore, by Mr. Lyons to Golimky’s bro’her.
Harmon Pragmtz, th* young German
who attempted suicide several months ag<>
and who was recently tried for lunacy be
fore the ordinary and turned loose, was
i■ 'dieted fpr assault and battery on H. B
Drayton. Tim affray took place out o >the
( >gee bee road. Dravton claims that Frag
nitz chaser! him. and hit him over tho head
with a s'alk of sugar cane.
Ben Williams and John Bole* were in
dieted for carrying concealed weapons.
The people living iu tho vic nity of Station
No. 1 on the Savannah, Florida and West
ern railway have been c unplaining for
some time of the careless manner in
which the negroes who go out from
the city urn fire a in; there.
William-and Boles went out on a train
Bomo time ago, and a* soon as they got off
at the station they began firing off their
pistols. Limus Green, who is constable in
that district, arretted both of the negroe3
anrljbp'ught them in to the city.
Reuben Jones was i dieted for larceny.
Jones was caught steal fig shoes from the
cars at tho Central railroad wharves.
The Assignment of Pearson & Spann
to be Set Aside.
The jury in tho Pearson & S;>ann case
came in ye-ite day morning in the superior
court with a verdict which may be said to
to both for and against the litigants.
Riesser A Stern and Paul Jones sued
Pearson & Spann, the first named for
slßl 02, and Jones for SIBO 25. They *©t out
in their petition that Pears m & Spann
owed different creditor* n the aggregate
a sum exceeding $26,000 with assets
of not more than $20,000, from
which not niom than $15,000 are likelv
to bo realized. Petitioners also asked hat
the ©ssig m©nt of the parties defendant to
Alexander R. Fawcett bo set aside as also a
deed o Fl renoe V. Spanu, wife of on© of
the defendant-, and a mortgage note to
Mrs. Spanu. The jury found tho following
“We, the jury, find tbs assignment in
valid because of defective schedule.
“We find the mortgage of Thomas Nu
gent valid for $2,000 principal and interest
fr©m April 15, 1888, and 5 per cent princi
pal and In'e e-t for attorney’s fees.
“We find the deed made by William B.
Spann to his wife, Mrs. Florence V. Bpttnn,
for conveying property in Wesley ward on
Nov. 25, IBB7\ invalid.
"We find the mortgage given by Messrs.
Pearson & Spann on April 14, 1888, to Mr*.
Florence V. Spann valid for $5,500. with
interest and 10 per cent, of principal and in
terest for attorney’s fees."
This verdict sets aside the assignment,
and will nfierate to prevent, the assignee
from distributing the assets in his hands.
The de dto Mr*. B{>ann is also set aside,
but Mr*. Spann is held to be equitably en
titled to recover on the $5,500 mortgage
i ot**, and a jury has already given a ver
dict for a homestead to Mrs. Pearson, but
further litigation will b* had in resisting
the homestead by the general creditors.
George W. Pepper to Visit Bavannah
Next Month.
Rev. George \V r . Pepper, the Methodist
divine and Irish patriot of Luna, 0., i to
lecture at Catholic Library hall next month
for the benefit of tho Parnell fund, the
lecture having been unanimously decided
upon Inst night bv the executive council of
the Irish National League.
The committee met last night in the office
of the president, P. J. O’C muor. Esq., and
the following members of the executive
council were present: P. J. O’Connor, Esq.,
president, W. F. Reid, vice president, T. H.
Donavan corresponding secretary, J. P.
Kennedy, financial secretary, William Ke
hoe, treasurer, and Messrs. Francis Hart,
John Rourke, P. F. Gleason and John W\
The matter was fully discussed, and Rev.
Mr. Pepper, hiving previously consent* 1
to visited Havannan, n s offer was unani
mously accepted, ami a committee, of
which William Keln © wa* male chairman,
was appointed to make arra gemeuts for
lb© leuMi l ©, H.ni for receiving a:id enter
lai dug the speikor. Tne lecture will be
on Thursday evening, April 11, if that date
will he satisfactory to Mr. Pepper. A tele
gram of i quiry wa* sent to tho lecturer
last night, and an answer is expected to
day. Tii© subject by the commit
tee is, “The Ireland of To-l)ay.”
Shot Gun Tournament.
O. 8. McAlpiu Invites all tho lovers of
trap shooting attend and participate in
the (*raud Opening Shot Gun Tournament,
to Im* held next Wednesday. Programmes
can be obtained at hi* store, No. 31 Whita
ker street, and a list of the guaranteed
prizes. The ladies are especially invited,
and will be adm.tuai free and every atten
tion given them.
Eight of the Ten Cases Dismissed by
Justics McDermott.
There was a wholesale discharge of pris
oners at Justice McDermott’s office yester
day. The Ocean steamship robbery cases
were heard. Ten prisoners were arraigned
and but two of them were held for trial.
These were Peter Griffin and Barkis Butlor.
and they were turned over to the superior
court grand jury. A. R. Lawton, Jr., Esq.,
represented the railroad, and the prisoners
were represented variously by G. W.
Owens, Esq., Samuel L. Lazaron, W. W.
Osborne, Esq., and William E. Morrison,
Detective Gibson secured confessions
from nearly all of the prisoners which he
offer ed in evidence, but when the prisoner*
made their statements yesterday they denied
having confessed anything, and those who
were Implicated in the robbery by their
confessions had to l>e released. Borne of
them on wh in were found articles which
were traceable to the ship, and were proven
beyond question to be a part of the stolen
property, it is claimed, made statements
implicating a number of others who were
arrested. When they were examined yes
terday they claimed to be totally ignorant
of the robberies and denied having made
any statement! implicating other employes.
Tire officers fay that they will bo able to
prove, not only that theee parties a e guilty
of the robber! s which have been going ou
for month*, but that they will be able to
convict them of perjury. The case is n
considerable one, a id it is not unlikely that
new developments will come out before it is
There is claimed to be strong evidence
against some of tho discharged prisoner*.
W itnesses who implicated them in the rob
bery were not available yesterday,
but thoir testimony in previous
examinations is on record, and
there is a possibility that the grand jury
will take the matter into consideration.
The fact that the prisoners wore released on
a preliminary hearing, doe; not preve t a
further investigation by the grand jury.
The prisoners discharged yesterday were:
If. Brown, John William*, Frank Screven,
Aaron Jones, Washington Joyner, Isaac
Brown, William Green nud Louis Hamil
The Central Did Not Refuse to Make
Mileage Returns on Bleepers.
General Manager Belknap of the Central
railroad was seen last night with reference
to a purported refusal on his part to com
ply with tho provisions of the new tax law
requiring railroads to return for taxation
tho mileage of road over which are hauled
sleeping cars of non-resident corporations.
“There w.* no refusal u ray part,*’ said
the general manager. “I simply answer© l
a question, asked by the comptroller, giving
him such information as I thought l v
sought. BinCe being informed that addi
tional i formation was desired 1 have
given it.”
Maj.\ Belknap exhibited the circular from
the comptroller with the questions asked
and his answer*. From the manner in
which the question i> framed, it is inferred
ho sail,that information ab >ut non-resident
sleeping ars, which tho Central railroad is
u ing <n its line exclusively, is wanted.
Taking this view of ir,-th general manager
answered that the Central railroad used n
i on-reeider.t cars on its lino. That is, no
foreign cars were used, from the reason that
the road runs its own sleepers. Interstate
cars, as a matter of course, are
hauled over the line. For instance,
when n sleeping car is transferred
to the Central railroad from any other
roa l out of t he stab 1 , the
Central railroad is bound to take it,
but us far ns the road’s utilizing foreign
cars on its line, or even on its lme
aid other lines, is concerned, it does
not do it. The road has ben fitted out
with now si© per* of its own, and no
foreign cars are used, except where they
are taken from otner roads as through
Maj. Belknap said that he hns not refused
to give the mileage on the grounds that for
eign cars are engaged in interstate com
merce, and under a IT i*ed States supreme
court decision cannot be taxed by the state.
Th© question propounded by the comp
troller. he says, was siuiplv misleading:
that is all. When it was made more ex
plicit, tiie information sought was cheer
fully given.
G. F. Plant of Augusta was here yester
W. M. Blount of Bainbndge is in the
Ernest Woodruff of Columbus is in the
Hon. Martin V. Calvin of Augusta is
he r e.
Perrv M. DeLeon of Atlanta was in town
H. B. Downing came down from Atlanta
A. K. Paxton of White Springs, Fla., is
in the city.
Judge H. Austill of M -bile, Ala, was in
the city yesterday.
R. W. Hunt was in the city yesterday
meeting his numerous f Hen is.
I). B. Paxton of C urch Haven, Fla.,
came up to Savannah yesterday.
John Hughes of New York is in town ar
ranging for shipment of early fruitand veg
1). C. Wils n and wife of Beaufort, 8. C.,
came over to Savannah yesterday aud spent
tho day.
W. W. Osborne, hriq.. will leave this
morning f r Gainesville, Fia., on a three or
four day*’ business trip.
Col. IVm. D. Mann, the inventor of the
M ran boudoir car, is iu tho city. He is ac
companied by his daughter.
Mr. W. N. King, Jr., of New York,
formerly of Savannah, now a correspondent
of the World, was m the city yesterday.
C. He ry Mitchell, editor of the Middle
Georgia Progress, with bis wife and son,
iad)wn from Satidersville. They are tue
g U eets of the Harnett House.
Bishop Beckwith will administer confirm
ation at Ht. John’s church at 8 o’clock to
morrow morning, aud will preach at the
11 o'clock service. In th afternoon ht will
visit St. Stephen’s church.
Mr. Flagler’s private car was attached to
the nortn-bound train o:i the Atlantic
Coast Lino which went through here yes
ten! ay for Now York. In the car were Mr.
Flagler and bis family. They are on their
wav north, having been called there I y a
dispatch saying that their eldest daughter
is in a dying condition. She is on board a
vacht at some point off the coaat near New
Consumption, SOTOfulAi General
Debility, Wasting Diseases of Children,
Chronic Cough* and Bronchitiican be cured
by tuo use of Scott’s Emulsion of Pure Cod
Liver OU with liypopboephites. Promi
nent physicians use it and testify to its
gnat value. Please read the following: “I
lined £?c>tt’ Emulsion for an obitTnate
Cough with Hemorrhage, Loss of Ap|**tite,
Emaciat ion, Sleeplessness, etc. All of these
have now left, mid 1 believe your Emulsion
ha* saved a case of well developed consump
tion.”—T. J. Findley, M. D. Lone Btar,
Awarded th# Contract.
Messrs, llyme* Bros. & Cos., proprietor*
of “7 he Famous* New York Clothing
House, have been awarded the contract to
furnish the summer uniforms for the police.
The unif> run furnished bv Iho Famous
always give general satisfaction to the
officers and privates, and coussquently the
police are happy.
Horses and Ponies
Mr. Ouilmartin left yesterday for Texas
ranch. Any oue wishing to order any kind
I of hoise, mare, mule or child’s pony, eona-
I inumcato with Mr. T. B. Floyd.
Arrangements in the Whitfield Build
ing and in Telfair Square.
The county and court officials were busy
getting their new quarters in shape yester
day, and by Monday they will lie at home.
Sheriff Ronan and deputies wore working
hard yesterday afternoon to get tho superior
court room in shape for court to bo hel l in
it to-day, and while it is not so roomy, it is
neat, and arranged so that the bar can be
ccom nodated amply, and the space out
ude the bar has bee i utilized for seating
nurpoees as far a available, hut there will
be no room for the g illery w ho are
features of all noted trials.
Capt. McGowan said yesterday that he
will be ready for busiuo s as soon as he gets
his office railing in place, which will be
done to-day.
Deputy Superior Court Clerk M. F.
Molina is superintending the work of pu'-
t'ing up tho shelving in the vault in Telfair
square, and tl.e books and papers of t .o
superior court will l*e go: in place to-day.
i'he south half of tho vault has beeu as
signed for the superior court archives, aud
che northern half to the city court and tiie
court of ordinary for storing the books a .and
papers of those two courts.
The office in Telfair square, which ad
joins the vault o 1 the ©as*, will have four
desks in it, and the f ll iwlng offi ials will
e located there until the new court hous“
is completed: M. F Molina, deputy clofk of
the superior court, and Alfred Btrom, one
of the clerical force of the superior court
clerk’s office, Hon. P. M. Russell, represent
ing the city court, and Jack D’A.itiguac,
representing the court of ordinary.
Two stoves in tiie vault were kept red
hot. all of yesterday drying out the wails,
a false wall of framework is being put
between the brick walls of the vault and
the book cases to prevent th© books and
papers from gathering damp from the
brick w 11s.
The books and papers of tho city court
and the court, of ordinary will not be put
in place until sometime next w, e *k, as the
shelving has not yet been removed to the
The old court house looked deserted yes
terday, the floors being c >vered with piles
of dust and di carded papers of no value,
and rubbish, which have accumulated there
for many years.
Th i court ho ise telephone has been re
moved to the Whitfl hi building, and is on
the partition in the hall just outside of
Clerk Carr’s office. The building has been
fitted up with elect- ic lig its, and it is
thought that tho offices will be more com
f rtnhle during the summer thou iu the old
court house.
Tho Last ol the Box Mystery.
David Robinson fail 'd to put in an ap
pearance in Justice Reynolds’ office yester
day, ad Justices and Endres,
not disposed to see good hog meat go to
waste, skinned the animal which Robinson
had start'd to ship no. tu, but which Con
stable Hastedt captured iu a box at the
Ocean .steam hip wharf on Friday, and di
vided the meat out am >ng the epicureans
who had no scruples against eating pork, or
Friday meat eating.
A good joke is told at tho expense of a
ohysician who cdied at the justice’s office
yesterday before the sectional parts of the
big bla -k h< g had been skined. I'he doctor
was asked wfiat kind of an animal it was,
and he replied: “A black bear, by thu ider.”
When ask'sl if it might not be a hog, he
said: “Oh, no. That’s a bear, of coursi.”
Justice Reynolds t-tok the long pigtal from
a place of concealment, and holding it up t *
the disciple of Esculapius. asked if lie ever
saw a bear have n tail like that. “No,"
said the doctor. “It’s on me. It*s a hog,
by thunder.” The chagrin of tiie doctor
created a round of merriment among the
by stun iers.
Wants SIO,OOO Damages.
The session of the superior court
taken up vesterday with the damage suit of
Thomas Fleming against the Belt Line rail
road for $.10,00:) damages for inju ios
claimed to have been sustained by being
t rown from a wagon while crossing the
Belt Lire’s Mont go nery street track, south
of Anderson street, nearly n year ago.
The case want to the jury in the afternoon,
and, at the hour of adjournme t the jury
not haviug agreed, it was instructed to
bring in a sealed verdicri
Milledgeville’s New Poatmaster.
Mr. Carlos G. Wilson, whose nomir ation
as postmaster at MiHedgevilie, Ga., was
announced in the Morning News yester
day, has been for nearly two years with th©
Central railroad in this city. He was post
master n* Milledgeville under Hayes,
Gaifield and Arthur’s administrations, ad
up to 1884. The members of Hancock post
of the Grand Array of the Republ c, of
which Mr. Wilson is a member, are jubilant
over his appointment.
W. P. Smith is back in his old position of
warehouseman for E. Lovell’s B >ns.
The asphdt pavement is nearly oom
ple ed on the north side of Liberty street to
Wheaton street.
Bernard J. McDonald, a subject of Queen
Victoria, was admit 1 ©d to citizenship iu
the superior court yesterday.
The sewer which is being built from Bav
street down Barnard to the market is
nearly completed. The brick floor under
the market was removed last night.
A lii>el in divorce was filed in the office of
the clerk of the superior court yeste duy
by Cha. K. Hamilton, through his attor
neys, Hoke iV B irt r Bruitu of Atlanta.
Infidelity is ailoged in the petition.
The city dispensary is receiving a much
needed coat of paint inside and out, and
sanitary improvements to the vault on the
premises will be made, Alderman Harris,
chairman of the committee having tho
improvements in charge.
The principal pnrticpant* in the operetta
“Tyrolean Queen,” winch was given at the
theater la-t week, were entertained by the
committee which had the management of
the operetta at the Lutheran Bn relay echo >1
room last night. Misses Colding anl
Lesesne were the recipients of handsome
lace pin*, Mr. MacKenzie a handsome um
brella, and Stage Manager Gradot n hand
some walking stick. The presentation*
were made by Rev. Dr. Bowman, after
which refreshments were served. A re*o
luti ii of thank* was voted to Miss Julia
Borchert, who had the training of the
juvenile participants in the operetta.
All of the Hotels Doing a Flourishing
The city is full of strangers almost every
day. The hotels are nightly crowded
almost to tneir capacity and there doe* not
appear to any let up of new comers. Th©
p- iuts of interest in and about the city aie
being visited and a general reconuoitering
of tiie situation hero is boiug indulged. Real
e-tate men and businas* men generally are
very much delighted over the preseuoe of
s i many pers ms i tores'ed iu the progress
of the city, an 1 the prospect* are that a
go and deal of trading will immediately fol
A Cure for Poverty.
Henry Georg© aimed at man’* chief caue
of unhappiness iu trying to eliminate and
proveui poverty. There is only one cure
for poverty, philosophers and political
economist* to the contrary, and Hint is
health. The man *>r woman through wh se
veins the pure warm blood of life courses
and jumps, never givoe poverty a thought.
We can all be happy if our blood is ns
nature permitted us. P. I*. I\, the great,
blood purifier, correct* and eradicate* ail
| impuntiesand “makes life worth the living.”
| It is purely vegetable, and its formula is
I not hidden or veiled iu mystery.
Alderman Falligant Explain* What
the Council is Goin* to do About It.
Alderman Falligant, chairman of the
drainage committee of the city council, was
seen yes.erday by a Morning News
reporter, who sought to ascer aiu what the
council is doing or proposes to do in relation
to carrying into execution any plans for
house drainage in Savannah.
A Merman Falligant smiled and said:
“Well, I can report progress, at leist.
Seriously speaking, the progress made by
the council in relation to the establishment
of a perfected system of house drainage,
and ti.e alleviation of the dangers con
nected with the present unsatisfactory con
dit ons, will be best shown by reviewing
what lias thus far been done by the new
“The resolution offered by myself on Jan.
21, last, jo purchase 10,000 feet of pipe to
make some tests concerning the grade fall
necessary to good work when provide!
• ith a thorough method of flushing, was
laid on the table.
“Tho next resolution I offered was car
ried. l his was to reduce the cost of sewer
permit-, from sll 50 to $3.
“I offered another resolution Feb. f>,
which was laid on the table. This provided
for regulating tho laying of sewer pipes, gas
pines, etc.
“On the'same day I offered a resolution
to create a special committee on hcu<e
drainage. Tbri was referred to the com
mittee of the whole, which latter committ e
recommended that the com nittee on drain
lge, of which I am chairman, be authorized
to bring before the council for its consid
eration, witaout incurring any expense to
the efty, a plan for house drainage. This
plan I may say is now under study by the
committee to which it was referred.
“On the 25th anil 20th of iast month Mr.
Rudolph Hermg. tho celebrated Now York
sanitary engineer, visited this city by invi
tation of the council, at my suggestion, to
examine into the matter of a suitable or
practicable outlet for our system of house
“Following close upon the visit of Mr.
Bering, 1 off rel t o three following reto
lutions, on .March 0:
“1. A resolution to obtain the levels and di
mension''. of existing brick sewers. This was
referred to the committee on drainage to ascer
tai tue probable expens-) of tho work, which
we have not yet boon able to determine, but
which will have ihe earliest attention ;>osslblo.
•*2. To obtain testa -f the tidal flow in St.
Augustine creek, so as to determine the prac
tibiiity of using tills stream as an outlet for the
liuuso drainage. This resolution was adopted.
"3 To take the surface levels east of East
Broad street, between Liberty and Anderson
streets, covering the possible lines of outlets.
This resolution was adopted. Tne object of
this resolution was to provide for taking all
levels which might not appear on the topo
graphical map to be furnished us by Capt. K. A.
“\Y hat has beer* done in tho line of these
“Capt. Blandford is now engaged in tak
ing the levels,” the alderman replied, “and
is making the tidal fl w tests at Bt. Augus
tiue creek.” Alderman Falligant oxpre-seJ
a doubt as to the practicability of this out
let, owing to the eddies, a doubt which was
also expressed by Mr. Hermg, when he was
in Savannah.
“Returning to tho progress of our work,”
tho alderman said, “on March 20, at tb©
regular meeting of council, the committees
on drainage and healrh aud cemetery,
p-sed of Mtsirs. Falligant, Harris, Har
mon, Mills and Reid, recomme ided the im
mediate constru tion of a flushed central
Jane sewer on Bay lane, west of Bull street,
to remedy thi) formidable troubles discov
ered there a few days ago. This recom
mendation was referred to the committee
o i streets and lane3, of which Alderman
Harmou is chairman. lam not informed
whether the committee has taken actiou as
yet upon the lino of tho recommendation.
“From this brief resume you will perceive
that the different steps connected with a
careful soieefion of an outlet for the house
draiuagi system have been favorably acted
upon by tiie city council, aud tiie delay in
beginning th© work oa the outlet is due to
the time nec ssarily occupied in a prelimi
nary examination. As soon as its course is
determined upon we will prepare our plans
to go to work.”
“Can you g ve the readers of the Morn
ing News any idea or forecast of your
probable suggestions concdrning the work
iu the citv?”
“I do n t. like t.oanticipate the action of
tho committee, or go into details on that
subject of detail at present. When Mr.
Bering was here I merely discussed with
him my proposed met nod of flushing a con
siderable part of the system.”
“What did Mr. Bering tai k of itf’
“Ho said, ‘I like hat,’ and narrated to
mo how he had modified tho Wichita sys
tem by tho a plication of tho same method,
and that the result* had given - a.isfaction.
What interested in * very much was that
such good results had been obtained wit i a
g ad© fall of only one foot to the 1.000 feet,
it having been impossible to obtain any
greater graie fall, 'ihe whole work was
redeemed by the application of the same
pritici les I had devised for the Savanuah
Dr. Falligant says that he has received some
recent aud very interesting information
concerning the us© (.f flush ta iks at Mem
phis, and he appears to be desirous that Sa
vannah shall profit by the experietic© of
that city. On this subject. Ur. Falligant
sad: “The eugmoer, Mr. Hartford, of
Memphis, savs seve al true things about the
use of flush tanks. He savs, among other
things. *lt must be admitted that the Field
automatic tauk, os used h*re for the past
nine years, h s prov and quite uncertain in
its action.’ He attributes this result to un
skillful setting, use of water heavily
charg 'd withs aliment, and defective form
and proportions. Avery great truth is
contained in oue of his forcible sentences,
where he says: ‘lf we have been taught
anything by our experience, it i the fact
that, mer© linos of pipiug do not raako a
sjstem of sewerage.* ”
The Inrnan-Cftlhoun tourists have notified
Charleston that they will not be able to
come there on their present trip south.
The trains on the Nort eastern railroad
are running as usual ou schedule tune, the
last of the wreck of the two freight, trains
which collided just beyond the juncti n
having beeu removed. The wrecked en
gines and broken cars have been taken to
the t’oasi Line shops at Florence for repairs.
An i quest has been held over the body of
Allan Thompson, the colored train hand
who was kill© i in the wreck. After hold
ing an investiga on the jury returned the
following verdict: “We find thut Allan
Thompson earn# to his death by an accident
on tiie Northeastern railroad, near the nine
mile post, on the night of March lit.” The
body of Thompson was carried to Florence
for burial.
Mv father died f cancer, and the same
trouble developed near my right eye in 1883.
It was at first a strawberry color, but
changed to purph* and grew to the size offa
partridge egg. My right eye became much
inflamed, and the dreadful di eas© was rap
idly wasting my life away. I ua.vi quit' a
number of remedies but without benefit.
At this crisis 1 began using Swift’s Specific.
Iho improvement was apparent in a few
days, and I continu* and to use until the c ancer
was entirelv go © and my health fully re
stored, and 1 kno *■ that H. B. H. al >ne did
it, because I left off all other tr# tment. It
saved me from this hereditary cancer, w hich
we it away ovor two years ago and left not
ft sign, aud I owe in v fife, under providence,
to S B. H. Mita. Lauiu E. Dkf.gan.
Dawson, Oa., Sept. 20, 18*8.
To the Ladle#
There are th me-amls of lAdie* throughout
the country wh *e systems are poisoned and
whose bio *1 is in an impure condition from
the absorption of impart matter, due to
rmnstrual irregularities 'ibis class are
peculiarly benefited by the wonderful
tonic and blood-cleansing properties of
Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potassium—
V. P. P.
m mER
Absolutely Pure.
This Powder never Tories. A marvel of Purity,
Strength and Wholesomeness. More economi
cal than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold
in competition with the multitude of low test,
abort weight alum or phosphate ponders. Sold
only in cans. Royal Baking Powder Cos., lofl
Wall street. New York.
The Indian River Fruit all That There
is Left.
Oranges are selling for $5 and $3 50 per
box. Only a limited supply is on the mar
ket, and the demand is good. Indian river
fruit is being shipped now. Oranges from
all other portions of Florida have been gone
several weeks.
“We don’t look for a great many more
boxes this season,*’ said a dealer vesterday.
“While there is a pretty good demaud for
oranges, the quality is poor, which is an in
dication that the end of tho season is tear
at band.”
“Where wil the supply come from when
Florida stops shipping r ’
“From S.eily we get tho Medina. Paler
mo and Valencia fruit until Florida drops
begin to make their appearance here in
August. This variety of fruit does not
compare with Florida fruit, but it bupplies
the want for better fruit.”
“Is there any difference in the price of
the fruit?”
“Sicily fruit does not command as good
price as Florida fruit. Occasionally, though,
the demand gets heavy, and. as there is
always a limited supply on hand, the price
runs up. It depends largelv on the season,
however, as to the p ice. If tho weather is
rainy and disagreeable people eat fruit.
Dry, hot weather is death to the fruit trade.
Besides being unsalable, it (lr es up and is
\ery often a dead loss. Experience has
taught us, though, to guard the supply of
this fruit, aud we rarely overstock our
Fruit dealers say that the ora”ges re
ceived from Florida during ho past season
wore th - best that have b. eu received in a
long time and ti e prices were poorer. They
account for this bv the constant glut in the
markets. When Florida shippers were able
to get their fruit off to market, they did so
in such r rush that nearly everv market iu
tho country was overstocked and the prices
were small. Since the shipper* have found
a market in the west it is thought the crop
will bo better dist ributed aud c lisequoutly
better prices will bo received next season.
Having in our official capacity as mem
bers of the Plymouth Hospital Committee
been asked to test and prove the effective
ness of many different articles to be used os
disinf* ctants in sick rooms and as prevent
ives of infectious fevers, report that Darbys
Prophylactic Fluid has been thoroughly
tes ed during the recent Typhoid epidemic
in this place. It proved most efficacious in
staving the spread of the fever.
F. H. Armstrong, 8. M. Davenport,
J. A. Opp, O. M. Lance.
Thos. Kerr,* James Lee, Jr.
AGvice to Motnera.
Mrs. W i if slow’s Soothing Syrup should
always be used wheu children are cutting
teeth. It relieves the little sufferer at once;
it produces natural, quiet sleep by reliev
ing i he child from pain, and the little cherub
awakes as “bright as a button.” It is very
pleasant to taste. It boo; hes the child, soft
e . the gums, allays all r>a n. relieves wind,
regulates the bowels, and is the l>vst known
remedy for diarrhoea, whether arising from
teething or other cau.ses. Twenty-five cent#
a bottle.
If you are in need of anything in the
Clothing line call oa Appel It Bchaul, you
may l>ethe twentieth lucky purchaser.
Oalc, Pine and Lightwood.
Have removed my wood yard to corner
Gwinnett street and Savannah, Florida and
YV eetern railway. Telephone 77.
R. B. Cassels.
Is now reveling in the Rochester Beer. YVe
are only surprised it was not bmu iu } ©re
befoie. It is sold In bottles ly. If y u
wish a fresh, delicious boor, drink only the
R Chester Be r. For sam by all first-class
grocers aud bars.
Harnett House,
Leading Popular Hotel. Electric Light
and Bells. Rates according to size and
location of rooms.
Only eight days more for the twentieth
purchaser scheme at Appel & Bchaul’a,
One Price Clothiers.
The lucky twentieth purchaser at Appel
& So haul’s rec-dvos his purchase free.
Every depart ment complete.
T he Rochester Beer.
Do you drink lager beer? Yes. Then trv
the Rochester Beer and we think you will
say it is the finest you ever drank. It is
pure and whole ome, delicious and spark
ling -no headache in this huer as it is uure
ai.d healthy. Drink Rochester Boer and you
will drink no other after tasting this. Bold
by all first-clasj grocers and bars.
Oak Pine and Lightwood.
Have removed my wood yard to corner
Gwinnett street and Savannah, Florida and
Western railway. Telephone 77.
R. B. Cassels.
Note tbose*42 and 45 cent* Burnet Flannel
Shirts at Appel & Sebaul’s, you might be
the twentietu purchaser.
At Ketlll’s.
Savannat! Daily Morning News,
“The Weaker Vessel,” by David Christie
Murray; “Bound by a Bpell,” by Hugh
Conway; “Abner Ferrett, ti e Lawyer De
tective,” by Harry Rock wood; Boys of the
Empire for April, Kevin do la <iode for
April, Town Topics, Dramatic Time#. New
York Dramatic News, .Ne© York Mirror,
New Yoik i !h>pr, Texas Bilti igs, Tiie Na
tion, Now York Mercury, New York H raid,
World, Sun, Biar, Pr s, Times, Tribune,
Boston H raid. Bo ton Globe, Baltimore
S in, Cincinnati E iquirer, Cinc.nnati
Gazette, I'ujlai-fiphia Press, Philadelphia
Times, New Orleans Times-Democrat, At
lanta t’o stitution, Macon T legraph, Au
gusts Chronicle, Charleston Now* and Cou
rier, C nrle-iton YV’orld, Florida Times-
Union. Louisville Cour er-Journal, Cuicago
In tor-Ocean, Chicago Tribune.
Every twentieth purchaser presented with
his purchasaTree at Appel A Bchaul’s, On©
Price Clothiers.
Easiest ever given in this
or any other city. Pur
chaser’s choice from six lead
ing makers, all styles, ail
prices, offered on payments ot
M VIWSHEK PIANOS, all lendm* ivl
from n $125, on payment* of a.i Lu
and S* weekly. S^awl)
CIIICHEiIIS'G and >f \SO\ <& If \>l flv
I*l A\oß on same easy nnyiiienrs by pavin]
difference In cost over u Mathushck ii *
32*0, 9375, payable £5 cash and M
< 111 l KKRIAU, MA<>* A HAM LI V \it
Till KIIEK, HTKRLISU and VRlO\lm\\(h
for rent by month, quarter or war, and all
rent applied on purchase at any time within
one, two or three yearn.
M\TIU NHKK PI WO. I nrlght Grand
heretofore sold at offered at #:t2.V
payable r;i*h and $$ weekly; £7O clean
Hawed every purchaser.
two beautiful styles, at 3250 and 3275 pa\!
able $5 cast) and $2 weekly, or 3* montbl'v
These Instrumema equal Pianos sold at
and $325 by many other dealers Aorth and
Terms so easy that all can
buy. No excuse now for
going without a Piano. It
there is a man, woman or
child in Savannah that hasn’t
a Piano and wants one, they
have only to see us. We will
fix the way if they can raise
Ladden & ILot Southern Music House.
137 Broughton St.
Sjscial for This M.
100 pieces Fancy Dress Ginghams, New Spring
Styles, at a yard.
50 pieces New Departure Satines reduced foi
this week only from 15c. to a yard.
150 pieces Colored Dress Goods in Twills.
Checks and Satin Ku-ipsl Armures at 10c. ani
12)*e.; worth 15c. aud 20c.
i cases more of those Soft-Finished White
Checked Nainsooks at sc. and 7c. a yard.
Latest Novelties in Koechlin's Fine Silk'
Finished Satinos, including New Persian
Patterns, at 25c., Msc. and 39c. a yard.
500 yards Hamburg Edging, from 8# to &
inches wide, at 10c. a yard; worth 15c.
We are still offering on our Center Counter!
those Extra Wide All Linen Torchon Laces at
10c. a yard.
All departments crowded with Choice Goods
at reasonable prices.
The 33d Name Drawn
Davis Pros.’ Piano Club No. 1.
Harrington Pianos.
Plano* timed ln K ly or by the year. Pt D "’
and Organs moved, boxed and ship!** l
reasonable cost, .
Pianos and Organa sold on easy monthly 1
42, 44 and 46 Bull Street.
SAVANNAH. - - <> A ‘

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