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The morning news. [volume] (Savannah, Ga.) 1887-1900, August 28, 1894, Image 8

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The Electric Railway People to Fight
the Receivership Movemement.
Some Speculation Made bv Them aa
to What Instigated the Suit—That
llond Sale Brought Up as an In
stance -The Course to Be Pursued
Not Yet Determined On —Other Inter
ventions Filed Yesterday—Claimed
There Has Been No Default.
The suit against the Electric Hallway
Company for injunction and receiver
created considerable talk yesterday, and
there vas much speculation as to what
called it forth.
Those most closely connected with the
road and allied with its present policy
and management, while they were not in
clined to talk very freely at present, have
some rather interesting views on the
subject. They hinted yesterday that tl.e
fight made on them by the City and Su
burban Railway Company was to some
extent responsible for it.
One of them remarked yesterday, “You
know some bonds of the Electric Railway
Company were sold not long ago at 45,
which was twenty points below the mar
ket price at that time. These bonds, to
the amount of SIO,OOO face value, were
sold for August delivery, and £l.'>,ooo more
were offered at the same price, but after
ward the sale was repudiated, al
though the offer had been accepted. It
may be that an attempt will be
made to hold the seller to this trade, and
it is very evident that there was a neces
sity for doing something that would de
press the price of the bonds if there was
any legitimate way of doing it. So it
looks very much as if there was a ‘nigger
in the woodpile' somewhere'. - ’
In speaking of the creditors who brought
the suit and their claims against the road,
it was stated that the claim of McDon
ough A Ballantyne was only for $57.50,
that of the Palmer Hardware Company
sll6, while the account of the Sloss Iron
and Steel Company, which was put at SSBO,
was a claim which was disputed by the
company. The insolvency of the company
was denied, and it was stated by the same
authority that while three uuseourod
creditors could bring a bill for receiver
against a trader, it is not believed that
the law applies to such a corporation, and
a hard fight will be made to prevent a re
ceivership being allowed by the courts
on the grounds alleged in the bill.
“Why the idea,” he said, “of an appli
cation being made for a receivership
against such a large concern simply be
cause some of its bills are not paid on the
first of the month. That strikes
me as rather flimsy ground on which to
bring a bill for an injunction and a re
ceiver. If that were The law one man
could close up and sell out another when
ever he thought it would be to his ad
vantage to do so. Yoa can rely upon it,
the movement, whoever is responsible for
it, will be fought, and 1 think a success
ful showing can be made. The company
has plenty of assets and does not think
it is insolvent by any means. However,
the petitioners have alleged that fact, and
it rests with them to prove it if they
It has not been fully determined by the
company just what steps will be taken
yet, but it is believed that something of
an interesting nature will come out within
a day or two. What it will be or just
what move will be made is as yet indefi
Several other interventions were filed
in the superior court yesterday, some of
which adopted the allegations set forth in
the bill. The intervention of Mr. Elton
A. Smith, who owns #B,ooti of the bonds,
was reported yesterday morning.
Among th<^interventions yesterday was
one filed by Messrs. Barrow & Osborne
for Henry H. Hull and Lucy G. Hull,
which sets forth that the former owns
$2,000 of the first mortgago bonds and
SB,OOO of the first mortgage consolidated
bonds on the road, while the latter owns
$4,000 of the consolidated mortgage bonds.
The petition states that while it is true
technically, according to the terms of the
mortgago, that no default has yet been
made, and the petitioners cannot call
upon the trustee to take action, the filing
of the bill by the unsecured creditors
makes it necessary for them to intervene
for their own protection. Judge Faili
gant granted an order making the peti
tioners parties plaintiff to the suit.
Au intervention was also filed by Mr.
H. W. Johnson, attorney for the Tennes
see Coal and Iron Company, which has a
claim of #502.59, for which it alleges de
mand has been made, but payment has
not been received. It is expected that
other interventions will follow.
One of the attorneys interested in the
filing of the bill for receiver stated that
it is not true, so far as he knows, that the
City and Suburban Railway Company, or
any of those connected with it, had any
thing to do with the movement. He said
it was a Dona fide suit on the part of all
the parties concerned, and that it would
be pressed for all it was worth.
It is denied by those interested in the
present policy of tho road that any de
fault on the bonds has boon made, as
under the terms of the mortgago the com
pany can defer payment when necessary
until Oct. 1. It was also stated that any
of the bondholders who desired to do so
had the right to say they would not de
mand the payment of their interest when
it fell due.
Amounts Paid by the Tax Collectors
to the State and County Treasurers.
The auditing committee of the county
commissioners met yesterday to audit the
accounts of the tax collector for 1893.
The final payments made in settling
these accounts and those of back taxes
collected by executions, aggregated
$42,395.87. of this sum. the state was
paid $13,887.55 on account of 1893, and
$2,469.91 for the state portion of insolvent
tax fi. fas. collected. The payments to the
county treasurer on the same accounts
were respectively #17,331.89 for 1893 and
$3,081.66 for back years.
The treasurer of the board of public
education received $5,693.91 as not poll
tax for 1893; and for insolvent poll taxes
collected by fi. fa for years from 1886 to
1892, the sum of #931.95.
Cornelia Windly Knocked Out by a
Brick Thrown by Eliza Lewis.
Cornelia Windly went into Justice
Naughtin's office yesterday with a severe
grievance against ono Eliza Lewis. Tho
two women live out near the brickyard.
Sunday Eliza went to Jones taberna
cle and yesterday she came out with a
report about what the minister said that
was distasteful to Cornelia. Cornelia
expressed her opinion of the matter, and
in some way it gut back to Eliza Yes
terday about noon Eliza went tot.'ornelia's
house, and after a few words, hit her on
the head with a brick, making a feurful
gash, and then dealt her another blow on
the face which raised a large swelling,
warrants were immediately issued, and
will be served on the detcmlaut, Eliza
Lewis, forthwith.
The Total Amount, Principal and In
terest, Is $61,810.54.
Below is presented a statement of
the full amount appropriated by Col.
Charles H. Olmstcad. from tho va
rious estates mentioned, which he
had in charge. The Morning News re
quested this statement soon after it was
definitely known that the estates had suf
fered at his hands. For reasons that
have already been given in the Morning
News a satisfactory statement could not
be obtained immediately. The close
friends of Col. Olmstead agreed, how
ever, that the public was entitled to such
a statement. The people of this city had
trusted him implicitly and they desired
to know in what respect, and to what ex
tent, he had violated their confluence.
The Morning News has not sought to
shield Col. Olmstead nor excuse his
offense. It has published the facts as it
could get them. It recognizes tho fact
that Col. Olmstead has given this com
munity the greatest moral shock it has
ever received. There have been many
others in Savannah within the last ten or
fifteen years who have committed similar
offences, but tho offence of no one of them
affected the people so profoundly as his
has, because he had their respect, esteem
and confidence to a degree that few men
have them.
The fact that the lives of some of these
offenders ended tragically, that others
were practically wrecked, and that no
one of them has prospered should be a
warning sufficient to keep from doing
wrong any one who is tempted to violate
a trnst.
The statement which Col. Olmstead's
friends make for him is the following:
“With the hope of setting at rest cur
rent rumors, and that the truth may be
definitely known, the friends of Col. Olm
stead. with his authority, state that tho
amount of his fiduciary debts, principal
and interest, is #61,810.54. Except $3,000
due the estate of the late Mr. H. Brig
ham, it is made up of what he owes two
members of the Brigham family, the es
tate of Miss Florence Bryan, and benefi
ciaries (the Barnards and others) under
certain trusts, made by a Savannah lady.
“In an evil moment, Col. Olmstead,
when embarrassed for money, went into
speculations in futures expecting that ho
would hazard only to the extent of his
ability to respond promptly. Except
once before, he had never thus speculated
in his life and then with no peril to any
trust in his bands. These speculations
were disastrous, and, in his efforts to re
trieve, he made a bad matter worse. No
part of the amount due went to personal or
family expenses. All of it is repesented
by bonds, which he used as collateral in
these speculations. When Col. Olmstead
left the city he took with him only s2oo—
own money. Those who know him
best are confident that he did not use the
bonds with the idea of appropriating them
to his own use, or of keeping them, and
that, after his first loss, his sole purpose
was to return what he had wrongfully
used, with the determination of never
again violating a trust.
“Col. Olmstead realizes more pro
foundly than any one cau express the
folly, the evil and the wrong of his course.
He has suffered and will suffer as much
as the most malevolent could wish. If
his life is spared, its all absorbing pur
pose will be to repair, as far as he can,
the evil he has done.”
Factors Can Take Jute Bagging Out
of the Bonded Warehouse Without
The cotton factors are very much re
lieved by the receipt of the following tel
egram from Col. Itufus E. Lester, which
was sent yesterday in reply to queries
from them with regard to the probable
All goods, bagging included, dutiable under
McKinley act, but free under present act,
may 1 e withdrawn on and after to-morrow
without payment of duty. The Secretary of
the Treasury so orders.
Kurus E. Lester.
This, of course, means that the tariff
bill will become a law to-day. There are
about 200 rolls of imported bagging in the
bonded warehouse here, or about 100,000
yards. The duty under the McKinley act
was 2.22 cents, or sll.ll per roll, the total
duty on the amount in the bonded ware
house beiug about #2,222. This amount
will now be saved to the purchasers.
In connection with the going into effect
of the tariff bill to-day, there is an in
stance of a mistake in legislation by
which the manufacturers of patent medi
cines will profit. The internal revenue
tax on alcohol is $2.20 per gallon, but a
clause got into the hill in some manner
which makes that alcohol used in the fine
arts and in the manufacture of medicines
free, and for alcohol so used $2.20 per gal
lon is to be remitted by the government.
Alcohol sells for #2.80 per gallon, and 'his
will make the article cost the manufactur
ers of patent medicines only 00 cents. It
will be a tremendous saving to them, and
for some time may have much to do with
cheapening such medicines. It remains
to be seen whether it will be changed.
Says There Was No Ground for the
Lunacy Warrant Against Him.
Henry Sanders, who was arrested Sat
urday night on a warrant of charging him
with lunacy, was released yesterday after
the matter was investigated and it was
found that there was no ground for de
taining him. Sanders said the whole
affair grew out of a little trouble ho had
with his family. lie was arrested Friday
night on some charge and was released
by the reeorder the next morning. Sat
urday night the' lunacy warrant was
sworn out and he was arrested on that.
Ho states that whoever swore out the
lunacy warrant did it without,any reason,
ground or authority, and that he was re
leased at once when the matter was in
vestigated. He appearod to bo of per
fectly souud mind when he talked about
the matter.
The Charges Against Him Dismissed
on Motion of the State's Attorney.
David L. Adams, otic of the Electric
railway conductors who was arrested
on a charge of appropriating faros col
lected to his oivu use, and who was re
leased Sunday on bond, had a preliminary
examination before Justice Nauglitin jes
terday and was dismissed. There was
very little examination, as Mr. Walter C.
Hartridge, who appeared for the Electric
Railway Company, and counsel for the
state, made a motion that the charges lie
dismissed, which was done by the court.
Capt. H. C. Cunningham appeared for
Still further reduction on the remain
der of our #1.50 nogligee shirts. We have
reduced the price to 80 cents net, and on
<5 cent shirts we have reduced tosocents,
lawk in our east window. IT. H. Levy A
From J.idisonvillc to Washin ton in
IS Hours and 4 ( Minutes.
The Wonderful Time Made by the
Plant System’s Knights of Pythias
Sp'cial-It Leaves Jacksonville at
3:20 P. M.. and Reaches Washington
at 7:09 the Next Morning—An Aver
age Speed of 52 Miles an Hour for a
Distance of 77S Miles—All Records
Broken—A Detailed Statement of the
Tho Plant system special with the
Florida Knights of Pythias aboard, ar
rived in Washington yesterday morning
at 8:09 o'clock Eastern time, or 7:09 Cen
tral time, just 15 hours and 49 minutes
after leaving Jacksonville, and 12 hours
and 30 minutes after leaving Savannah.
The average speed maintained from
Jacksonville to Washington was 52 miles
au hour. The distance from Jacksonville
to Washington, after deducting all cut
outs, is 778 miles. This is the fastest long
distance run on record, and the run will
now go down as the world's record
breaker. Other roads have made faster
time for shorter distances, but this is
tho fastest run eyer made for such a dis
The arrival of the train in Washington
was bulletined by the Morning News yes
terday morning, and the wonderful run
of the Plant system’s special wan soon
the talk of the town. Naturally the
Plant system # employes were very much
elated at the rfpsult and the run of the
special was thl-ir favorite topic of conver
sation yesterday.
Although remarkably fast time was
made on the run Irom Jacksonville to Sa
vannah, the time was not as fast as had
been made on previous runs by the same
engine, and it was somewhat of a disap
pointment to the officials at this end of
the Hue. Engine No. 80 made the run
from Jacksonville to Savaunah on Feb. 5,
1889, with five Pullman cars, in 199 min
utes, the same time tnat was made from
Jacksonville to Soutbover Sunday, andon
Feb. 7 and 9 following, the same run was
made by the same train and engine in 197
'The hotel special which left Jackson
ville on April II last, made the run into
Savannah in 182 minutes, with an average
speed of 53.6 miles per hour, which is the
best record ever made between Savannah
and Jacksonville. This train made the
run to Washington in 20 hours and 6
minutes, which was the best record for
the distance ever made up to that date.
April 26 last, the hotel help special of the
Florida, Central and Peninsular railroad
made tho run from Jacksonville to Wash
ington in 18 hours and 30 minutes, lower
ing the record of the Plant System and
Atlantic Coast Line train by 1 hour and
36 minutes.
This run remained the best on record
until tho arrival of the Plant system
special in Washington yesterday morning
with a record of 15 hours and 49 minutes
from Jacksonville, lowering the record of
the Florida Central and Peninsular train
by 2 hours and 41 minutes. Asa matter
of fact, it is no secret that the run was
made with the special intention of lower
ing all previous records.
Had the expected time been made be
tween Jacksonville and Savannah, the
record would have been still further low
ered by fifteen minutes. The failure to
make the time expected, is attributed to
the use of inferior coal. It was found
impossible to maintain more than 120
pounds of steam on the engine, when the
amount desired was 150 ponnds. The
wonderful time made on the Atlantic Coast
Line, however, fully made up for all short
comings on this end of the line. Between
Lane’s and Florence, on tho Northeast
ern railroad, a distance of 48 miles was
made in 46 minutes, and 7.3 miles were
run in 6,minutes and42 seconds, this being
the highest speed attained on the trip.
After getting on the Pennsylvania rail
road, at Quantico, the train was com
pelled to decrease its speed, both on ac
count of the number of trains on that
line and the number of drawbridges.
The following table shows the speed
maintained on the different portions of
the line :
Miles per hour.
S., F. &W. Ry. From Jacksonville to
Southover Junction 51
C. & S. Ky. From bouthover Junction
to Ashley Junction 53
N. E. R. R. From Ashley Junction to
Florence 58
A. C. Line. From Florence to Fayette
ville 53
A. C. Line. From Fayetteville to Rich
mond 55
A. C. Line. From Richmond to Quan
tico •. 44
Penn R. R. From Quantico to Wash
ington 35
Jacksonville. Fla., to Washington, D. C., 15
hours, 49 minutes.
Chief Train Dispatcher L. B. Mobley of
the Savannah office of the Savannah,
Florida and Western railway, presided at
the key and handled the special from
Jacksonville to Savannah. Mr. Mobley
lias the record of being one of the best
men in his line in this section of the
country, and it is needless to say that his
part of the work was done in great shape.
It will be many a long day before the
record of the Plant system’s special to
Washington is excelled, if ever, or even
Rains and Thunderstorms Still on the
There seems to be little chance for a
let up in the sour weather conditions.
The forecast for to-day gives promise of
occasional rains with thunderstorms and
slight changes in the temperature, and
winds generally southerly. The maxi
mum temperature yesterday was 93°,
which, with the humidity of the
atmosphere, made it pretty warm,
and the day was by many con
sidered a severe one so far as
warmth was concerned. The minimum
temperature was 74°. Heavy rainfalls
and high temperatures are reported from
many of the stations in South Georgia.
There was but one place, however, in the
Savannah district that reported a higher
maximum temperature than was recorded
in the city, and that tvas Eastman, which
reported 94°.
Mr. Fred A. Garden In Mr. Solomon's
Place During His Absenca.
M. J. Solomons, Esq., secretary ,and
treasurer of the Chatham Real Estate
and Improvement Company, started out
on his summer holiday yesterday.
He will stop at Washington, D. C., to
see about matters connected with tho
new public buildiug, for which he is dis
bursing agent, and then go to Canada.
Mr. Solomons is one of the best known
men in Savannah, and especially to those
who have been connected with building
and loan associatons during the last
thirty years. Hundreds who own their
homes are to a great extent indebted to
his advice and management for them.
Mr. Fred A. Garden, assistant secre
tary and treasurer, will have charge of
the office of the company during Mr.
Solomons' absence, and will be pleased to
look after any business its members may
wish to have attended to.
One bottle Ayer's Sarsaparilla is worth
five of any other blood purifier.—ad.
Cause of the Sad Death of Mr. William
D. Mclver.
The body of the late William I>. Mclver
passed through the city yesterday morn
ing en route to its last resting place at
Brunswick. The body arrived at the
Central depot from Asheville early yes
terday morning. At 7 o'clock a large de
tachment of the Savannah Volunteer
Guards, over fifty strong, met at the
arsenal for the purpose of escorting the
remains of their late comrade across tho
j city.
Owing to the fact that the news of Mr.
Mclver's death was not received in time
to order out the battalion, this was not
done, and a request was merely made of
those members of the battalion who vis
ited the arsenal Sunday afternoon to be
present. The fact that such a large num
ber fathered on such short notice is suf
ficient evidence of the esteem in which
the deceased was held by his associates.
'The detachment was commanded by
Capt T. S. Wylly, Jr., of Company D,
which company the deceased assisted in
organizing, with Lieuts. H T. Moore, R.
M. Screven and W. C. Hartndge. The
following memoers of the battalion acted
as pallbearers: J. W. Motte, E. H. O’Con
nor, Wright Hunter. A. S. Haines, E. R.
Wood and R. M. Screven. The detach
ment was accompanied by Middleton's
The body was accompanied to Bruns
wick by the relatives of the deceased re
siding in Savannah. A special train met
the party at Waycross and conveyed the
body to Brunswick, where the interment
took place yesterday afternoon. Tue
manner in which the deceased came to
his death was a great surprise to those
who knew him. He left Savannah the
early part of last week to spend his vaca
tion at Asheville. Mr. Mclver was of a
robust and healthy appearance, and was
in apparently good health when he left
Savannah. He had been troubled
with a slight cough for some time,
but nothing was thought of this. Satur
day night, it seems, the gentleman who
occupied theroom adjoining Mr. Mclver at
his hotel, was awakened by hearing him
coughing violently. As the coughing pre
sently ceased he paid no more attention
to it and went back to sleep. Later in
the night he awoke, and glancing into
Mclver's room, the door of which was
partly open, noticed that he was not in
his bed. He thought that perhaps Mc
lver had gone into the bath room, but re
membered that he had heard him taking
a bath earlier in the night.
He became uneasy, but being only a
recent acquaintance, hesitated about en
tering the room to make an investigation.
He waited some time, thinking Mr. Mc
lver would return to his room, but as he
did not do so the gentleman arose and
awakened Mr. Mclver’s friends, telling
them that he thought there was something
wrong with Mr. Mclver. An investi
gation was made at once. Mr. Mc
lver was not found in his room, but
on going into the bath room he
was found prone upon the floor
in a pool of blood. He had evidently been
dead for some time. The appearance was
as if he had died of a hemorrhage, but a
physician who examined the body gave it
as his opinion that death resulted from
the bursting of a blood vessel of the
throat during a spell of coughing. It was
in the early morning when the body was
A special dispatch frym Brunswick to
the Morning News says: The body of
W. D. Mclver of Savannah reached
Brunswick on a special train to-day, and
was interred this afternoon in the pres
ence of relatives and a large number of
friends. The deceased was formerly a
rebident of Brunswick, whero he was
universally popular, and his death was a
surprise and shock to all.
Georgia’s Orack Shots Leave the City
To-day for the Great Shoot.
The military team of crack shots which
is to represent Georgia at the interna
tional ride shoot to tie held at Seagirt,
N. J., next week, will leave the city this
morning at 11:45 o’clock by the Florida
Central and Peninsular railroad.
Much difficulty was experienced yester
day in arranging the team, as several of
those who had signified their intention of
going were prevented, from one cause or
another, from making the trip, and sub
stitutes had to be found to take their
places. Those who have had the work in
hand have exerted every effort to make
up a good team, and such a thing as giv
ing up was never thought of.
Asa result of the efforts of Sergt.
J. C. Postell and others who were associ
ated with him in the work, a strong team
of twelve good shots will be on the field
at Seagirt to represent the empire state of
the south. It will be made up of the follow
ing: Sergt. J. C. Postell, captain: Sergt.
A. S. Eiclibers, Privates E. C. Wil
son, J. T. Shuptrine, C. S. Rich
mond and J. G. Nelson of Troop A,
First Regiment Cavalry Georgia Volun
teers, Corporal R F. Jones of Troop H
same regiment, Capt. George T. Cann
Company C, Surgeon L. E. Welch Com
pany B, Lieut, T. P. Huger Company A,
Sergeant H. Blun and -Private W. D.
Burpitt of Company D of the
First Battalion Georgia Infantry.
Capt. Bierne Gordon of the
Hussars will accompany the team
to Seagirt, and if necessary to
make up the number he will shoot with
it. Capt. Gordon and Capt. Cann will
leave the city to-morrow morning for Sea
girt. Privates F. C. Wilson and C. S.
Richmond, of the Hussars, have already
gone on, and all the other members of the
team will go this morning. They will ar
rive at Seagirt to morrow at noou and
will have some time to familiarize them
selves with the rango, and to do some
practice work before the matches take
Capt. Twiggs and Private T. C. Thomas
of Troop 11, First Battalion cavalry;
Capt. W. N. Nichols ana Liout. J. P.
White, Private Thomas Hunter of the
Hussars, and Private Albert W.vlly, who
contemplated going on as members of the
team, were detained from various causes,
and will not be able to join in the shoot.
There is no doubt that this team will
represent Georgia well. It is composed
of a number of first-class shots, and all
will pull together and do the best they
can to make the state's military show up
well. There is no doubt that Georgia will
be heard from. Private F. C. Wilson
wired yesterday that everything is in
good shape for the reception of the team,
which is encouraging news for the start.
Lieut. C. B. Satterlee will be present at
the shoot and will look after the interests
of the Georgia boys.
A Grand Feature
Of Hood's Sarsaparilla is that while it
purifies the blood and sends it coursing
through the veins full of richness and
health, it also imparts now life and vigor
to every function of the body. Hence tho
expression so often heard; “Hood's Sar
saparilla made anew person of me.” It
overcomes that tired feeling so common
Hood’s pills are purely vegetable, per
fectly harmless, always reliable and ben
Change in Schedules to Tybee.
Commencing Aug. 28, the following
schedule will be in effect:
Leave Savannah 9:80 a. m. daily and
2:80p. m. daily.
Leave Tybee It :80 a. m. dally and 5:45
p. m. daily. J. C. Haile, G. P. A., S. and
A. R. it.—ad.
Buy a Lot on Best Street.
I/>ts are well located, terms easy, and
prices cheap. John L. Archer, 118 llryau
_______ BSI(tH6POISPEH.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. — Latest U. S. Gov’t Report
Ivf2! Powder
Poßtmaster Haines Has a Word of
Warning for Those Who Put Bills
in Letters.
Don't send money through the mails.
This is the advice which Postmaster
Haines requests the Morning News to
give the patrons of the Savannah post
“You have no idea,” said Mr. Haines
yesterday, “of the number of complaints
that I receive of the loss of money sent
through the mails, or rather the loss of
letters containing money. Why it is that
people will persist in sending money in
letters in this enlightened day and age
when a money order or a postal note can
be obtained for a few cents, I cannot im
agine. The fact is that many people do
this and that a grea’. many of them suffer
loss by it. Complaints on this line are re
ceived almost daily.
"People should understand that money
sent in unregistered letters through the
mails is exposed to a very great danger of
being stolen and the possibility of detect
ing the thief is very small indeed. It is
almost impossible to trace an ordinary
letter, even for a short distance, and the
government inspectors have no clue
whatever to work upon in such cases.
The dishonest employes of tho postolfice
department understand this fact. It is a
very simple matter foran employe engaged
in handling letters to discover if any letter
contains money. If he is dishonestly dis
posed, all he has to do is to lay aside a
letter which he thinks contains money
until such time as he can examine it at
leisure. By running a little pick with a
small hook at the end through the letter
from one side he can easily ascertain if
the letter contains a greenback, or he can
easily run his paper knife under the lap
of the envelope and open the letter. If
the letter contains money he sticks it in
his pocket until such time as he can ex
amine it unseen.
After abstracting the money the letter
is destroyed. This is why so many let
ters which contain money never reach
their destinations. As no record is kept
of ordinary letters it is a matter of im
possibility almost to tell into whose hands
it fell last. Many people do not seem to
be aware of this fact, and seem to ex
pect us to trace up their lost letters.
About the only way in which the
inspectors can detect the thieves
is to send decoy letters which they
know will pass through the hands of
the suspected parties. If the decoy is
taken a watch is kept upon the suspected
party. It sometimes takes months to
fasten the crime upon the guilty party,
oven when the inspectors are certain of
his guilt. The thief is bound to be caught
up with some time if he continues his
nefarious practices, but it is too late to be
of any benefit to the parties who have
suffered loss by him. The only safe way
is to send money by money order or regis
tered letter, and parties who do other
wise are deserving of no sympathy. ”
Mr. Haines also requested the attention
of business men who complain of letters
addressed to other parties being placed in
their mail boxes. Instead of handing the
letters back to the mail clerk and then
complaining to him afterward, Mr. Haines
said the proper thing to do is to bring the
missent letters to him, so that he might
investigate and place the fault where it
belonged. By this means he would soon
be able to put a stop to such carelessness
on the part of the employes of the post
office, or give them a chance to find other
Mr. Rebarer Brings Back a Certificate
From the Round Lake School.
Mr. F. E. Rebarer, clerk of the city
council, was at his post again yesterday
in the city exchange, after an absence of
six weeks. Mr. lteharer spent five weeks |
of the time at the celebrated school of
music, conducted by Edmund Myer, at
Round Lake, N. Y., where he completed
his course as a teacher of music, and
passed his examination as such, receiv
ing the certificate of the school and the
personal certificate of Mr. Myer as a
graduate of the school with qualifica
tions to teach the art of voice culture.
The Round Lake school is perhaps the
most celebrated school of music in the
country, with professional singers
and teachers, who avail tliem
selver in large numbers of
the opportunity offered them there to
complete their musical education. Tho
character of the school can be better un
derstood when it is known that its
patrons are almost entirely persons who
have already made their mark in the pro
fession, there being very few amateurs
among the number. Mr. Rebarer was
asked if he intended to hang out his
shingle as a teacher of voice culture, and
replied that he had no intention of doing
so at present, but that he thought it well
for every man to be thoroughly equipped
in some profession.
Joe Johnson, a negro convict, from the
recorder's court, sent out for thirty days,
who escaped a short time ago, has been
recaptured by Quartermaster Hughes of
Camp No. 1, who found him on the street
in the city.
Detectives Bossell and Kavanaugh will
make anew departure in a few days.
Having closed up the gambling houses
and the policy shops and interfered
greatly with the operations of the petty
thieves who infest the city, they now pro
pose to give their attention to assignation
houses. Detective Bossell has long de
sired an opportunity to do this work, and
has frequently called attention to the in
crease in the number of houses of this
character in the city. He estimates the
number at forty, and says that they are
scattered all over the city, some of them
being located in the most respectable
neighborhoods. The houses, as a rule,
are located in the lanes and by streets.
Deputy Collector Quillian Is Keeping
TJjem on the Run.
Mr. C. M. Quillian, deputy collector of
internal revenue, is in the city. He has
been at work in this part of the state try
ing to find out if any of tho Internal rev
enue laws arc being violated. Ho will
have soufc business in the United States
commissioner's court to-morrow morning.
Yernou Van Akins of Bulloch county, ar
rested by him, was found probably guilty
of retailing liquor without a license, and
has been held on #2OO bond for tho grand
jury at the November term of tho United
States circuit court.
Don’t fail to try the St. Txiuis A. B. C.
Bohemian bottled beer; brewed by the
American Browing Company, it is the
pure malt and Imps. Smith Bros., whole
sale dealers. - ad.
A Big Downfall
You will see in prices by looking over our
boys’ and children’s suits. Suitable for
school wear. B. H. Lew & Bro.—ad.
A Sonneberg left the city yesterday for
J. J. Somers left the city yesterday for
Pittsburg, Pa.
Mrs. J. I). Murphy departed yesterday
for Washington.
Miss R. Putzel left the city for Wash
ington yesterday.
Mr. W. J. Thompson left the city yes
terday for Washington.
Mrs. Max Robinson left by the Atlantic
Coast Line yesterday for Washington.
Mr. L. E. Davis of Atlanta, formerly of
Savannah, is in the city on a short visit.
Miss Mamie Kahn, who has been visit
ing Miss Dub, leaves for her home this
Mrs. H. Kaufman and family of Bruns
wick are visiting Mrs. E. Smith on Hunt
ingdon street.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Thigpen and Mr.
Cope are among the Savannahians at
Lookout Mountain this week.
Miss Dolly Dub leaves by steamer this
morning for New York to be absent about
two months. She will join her sister,
Mrs. Guckenheimer.
Dr. A. B. Simmons has returned to the
city and resumed practice. Dr. Simmons
has been spending his vacation at his old
home in Middle Georgia.
Mr. G. S. Van Horne has returned
from a trip to Niagara Falls, Boston and
New York. Mrs. Van Horne is spending
the summer at Providence, R. I.
A personal notice in a Paris newspaper
says: "Mrs. John L. Hammond and fam
ily of Savannah and Mrs. E. li. Ailing of
Sufifield, Conn., arrived in Paris yester
day from Brussels, and are stopping at
the Hotel Meurice.”
Mrs. M. L. Exley and children. George,
Leila and Ida. and Harry Schaeffer, ar
rived in the city this morning by the
Florida Central and Peninsular railroad
from Asheville, where they have been
spending some weeks.
After a very pleasant stay at St. Simon’s
Island, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. McConnell
and children of Manor. Ga.,have returned
home. Mr. McConnell had the misfortune
to lose his fine gold watch a few days
ago. A negro at his still walked off with
it while he was taking a fresh water bath.
Dispatches received from Asheville, N.
C., yesterday stated that Mrs. J. L.
Whatley is critically ill. Mrs. Whatley,
accompanied by her daughter, Mrs.
Woodfln. went to Arden Park, Asheville,
a week or so ago for tho benefit of Mrs.
Whatley's health. She had been ill
about two months.
Mr. C. F. Graham Asks the Price of His
Bath Houses Formerly on Tybee.
Suit has been filed in the city court by
Messrs. Joseph M. Dre.ver and W. R.
Leaken for Mr. Charles F. Graham
against the Niagara Fire Insurance Com
pany of New York for $1,500, the amount
of an insurance policy against loss by
storms, tornadoes or cyclones on about
100 or 150 bath houses which stood on the
Tybee beach, near the old Ocean house.
The peculiarity of the suit lies in the
fact that the policy was lost or mislaid
and was not found until about two weeks
ago, when notice was given and proofs of
loss were furnished the company. The
policy requires that proofs of loss be fur
nished as soon after the loss as it is pos
sible to do so, and also that any suit for
the amount of the policy must be brought
within a year after the time the
property insured is destroyed. The
time for filiug the suit therefore expired
last night, but it was already in the
archives of the court. It will' probably
be held under the clause in the policy
which requires proofs of loss to be fur
nished as soon as possible after the prop
erty is destroyed, that the fact that the
policy was mislaid or lost made it im
possible to furuish the proofs at
an earlier dater While notice has
been given the company, no refusal to pay
the amounts has been made as yet, but
the suit was brought in anticipation of
such action on the part of the company,
as the time would have expired within
which the suit could be brought under
the terms of the policy, if a reply from
the company had been waited for.
Maritime Matters of Local and Gen*
eral Interest.
The schooner Island City, seventeen days
from Philadelphia, arrived yesterday
with a cargo of oil, consigned to H. McL.
Schley. The vessel is consigned to Dixon,
Mitchell & Cos.
The Norwegian bark Sondre, from Lon
don, arrived yesterday in ballast, con
signed to Chr. G. Dahl & Cos. She is
chartered to load naval stores for Europe.
The British steamship Torgorn, from
Port Spain, via Hampton Roads, arrived
at the quarantine station yesterday, con
signed to Chr. G. Dahl & Cos. She is char
tered to load with naval stores for Europe.
Reports that the following steamers
are to load cotton at this port were posted
at the cotton exchange yesterday: The
Bereuger el Grande (Spanish), for Bar
celona and Genoa, due Sept. 7; Eudsleigh
(British), for Reval. due Sept. 20; Abe
ona (British), for Barcelona, due Sept.
15, and the City of Worcester, for St.
Petersburg and Reval, due Sept. 15.
John F. Paulsen, superintendent of the
Beaufort Phosphate Company, came over
on the tug Juno to look after the repairs
to the dredge Oglethorpe, now on Jones’
The shops of the Propeller Towboat
Company is one of the busiest places on
the river, where the machinery of the
dredge Oglethorpe is being overhauled,
and the tug Maud is laid up to have a
new boiler put in.
With but little care and no trouble, the
beard and mustache can he kept uniform
brown or black color by using Bucking
ham’s Dye for the whiskers.—ad.
Persons Leaving the City During the
Can have the Morning News mailed to
them without extra charge, instead of its
being left at their usual address.
Or, it will be mailed to them as an ex
tra copy, by ordering it at this office,
either in person or by letter. Terms for
an extra copy—26c a week, or 50c for two
weeks, or SI.OO a month, payable in ad
This offer also applies to subscribers
outside of the city.
Residence for Sale.
#4,000 will purchase an elegant resi
dence on Second avenue, third east of
Aborcorn. Bay windows, lurge rooms,
and good yard. Terms to suit purchaser,
i John L. Archer, lie Bryan street. -ad.
DAY” Occasional rains with tbundfutorrn?-
slivht chautzts in temperature; winds
erally southerly. ‘ ,ta
what S. B. Mills, the eminent pianist ot
NewTork. and Carl Iderrahn, the fa
mous Boston conductor, say:
We consider the Mason & Hamlin >
Piano a first class instrument in every
respect No artist can fall to admire
its musical refinement of tone and its
responsive action.
Baylor College. Belton. Texas. Sept
9. 1890. -For the past four 1 4 > years
we have had a large number of your
Pianos, seventeen i!7> in all. in eon
stant use from 6 a. m to v p. m. each
week-day. The fact that we have just
added three (3) more instruments
making twenty (20) in all, is the Lest
recommendation we can offer as to
their general utility. We employ no
other make in the college.
WELL? Read what Daniel M. White
the celebrated tuner of Boston Mass
I find that the Mason & Hamlin Pianos
are very easy to tune. They can he
made smoother and more accurate
with less larior than any other make
that I have ever tuned in my eighteen
years experience: and they stand In
tune better than any uptight piano 1
have ever seen of any make.
SI-.A AIR? Read, from Fannie H
Oates. Sholapur. India. Jan. 28, 1890:
' ’ tii—ii——LL —.
1 think it is quite perfect, and every
one who sees it is charmed. One re
marked of it, "I have not seen an
other piano in India to stand beside
it.” Another said, "It is the only pi
<ino in Inuia I would be willing to
have." It is in use two or three hours
a day. I enoourage the children to use
it, and it keeps in tuno wonderfully.
The Mason A Hamlin Pianos are used
on the "New York," the "Paris" and
many other ocean steamers.
TERMS? Read: Prices lower and
terms easier than can be offered on any
other standard make.
Makes a successful pupil.
Get him a nice FALL
first appearance at
school. Get it now while
25 per cent, comes off.
Crushed Middlings Flour.
The only flour of its kind, and the best of
any kind. It is made by a secret pro
cess known to but two persons.
SIOO,OOO Has Been onerea lonne Knowledge.
We have letters from nearly 1,000 mer
chants Stating that Undine is the beet
Flour they ever handled. It is water
ground. Manufactured by the
Cl.OTrf Nj.
Literally True.
—OUR —
and $9.85
Suits have been flying away
from our store.
’Tisn’t often one gets
such bargains.
2Whogsheads Muscovado Molasses.
21 tierces Muscovoda Molasses.
Just landed and for sale by
C. M. GILBERT & CO., Importers,
Corner Hay and West Uroad.
The best is the cheapest—voot
stationery Is an Indication of your man*
ner of conductlnir business. Hare everythin*
neat and trim, In good taste and on good mate
rial, from the complete piiiitiny, *ilull,'repay,
lib- ami blanh look manufacturing dernsfr
ausat s 4 the Montinu fvswa. .'vAvennalt. 0*

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