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WHAT THE BROKERS WANTED.
ONLY FOI u retaiu:r* THEY UK
>l HE TU SELL GOODS TO.
They XX ere XX illins to Mop idling to
All the Olhern II tlie Jiililirr* XX onl.l
Bu> All Their "tiifl From Them.
The Jobber* Refoed to Arerde to
Either of Thee lYeiimml*. nntl Itt
■ i*ted Only That Tltej
the Hetall Trntl.—The 4.round the
Broker Ha* to Ftaad On.
The indications are that the broker?
will hardly a- t;.t the proposition nta :•
to them by the whol- -ale dealers with
out considerable modi:, atlen.
The brokers held a meeting yesterday
atternoon to receive the report of the:r
committee which went before the whole
salers the Jay before. They were x. r>
reticent as to what a 'tie n they took about
the counter proposition made them by
the wholesale jtai-rs but it is . X< ;y that
they will insist on certain mouiiications
before they consent to enter inlo any
agreement not to t-.-il the retailors.
The wholesale dealers made the plain
demand on the brokers mat they stop
selling to the retail dealers, and toli
tht m as an alternative they could gi\e
\ip their trade, on this ground it ap
pears the wholesale dealers are Inly
ing. and are to all appearances unwill
ing to make any concessions on tht ir
part whatever.
After receiving this demand the brokt rs
appointed a committee to meet the whole
salers and to present to them a proposi
tion which, if accepted by the Jobbers,
would be satisfactory to them, and they
would consent to stop sales to those re
tailers not mentioned in inat proposition.
The brokers agreed in their proposition
to stop selling aH the retail* rs. with the
exception of Herman Traub on
Broad street, J. C. Plater on congre.-s
street, George Dieter on Barnard sire.
un i M. J. Doyle on St. Julian street.
They ask'd to be allowed to ?ell these
Tour grocers, who, from the nature of
their business, are called .-.-ml-Jotbei s,
as they supply a god many of die smaller
stores, besides doing a retail business, j
Ih addition to this request the brok* rs !
asked that in consideration of iheir giv
ing up the retail trade, the jobbers buy
all of their supplies through them.
These are the grounds on which they j
stood, feeling that if they gave up one
class of business that brought them con- I
siderable revenue they should have some
thing which would In part recompense
them for It. This proposition was dis
cussed at length by the Jobbers.
The brokers slated they wanted to con
tinue to sell the semi-jobbers above men
tioned on account of the fact that they
handle a great many goods which the
majority of the regular wholesale houses
will not take, for instance there Is a grade
oT meat not the best, which only about
three of the regular wholtsale dealers
handle, but it is also handled by these
semi-jobbers, and they have a class of
customers for it.
In case a broker received a car load of
this meat. If he eoul i not get bids on it
from these semi-jobbers he would have *.o
take for It whatever these three regular
wholesale houses might see lit to offer aim
for it. This, it is stated, is true of sev
eral of the articles handled by the brokers.
The fact that there are several of 'he
regular wholesale houses which handl ■
such goods In one way or another, how
ever, lost to the brokers this part of their
demand, and the jobbers refused to omit
these semi-jobbers from a list of the re
tailers to whom the brokers must not
sell.
In the other case, too, there are a good
many of the jobbers who have arrange
ments by which th* y get certain classes
of goods direct from the manufacturers.
These arrangements are In some instances
greatly to their benefit, and they do not
feel Inclined to give them up. As in the
other case, a majority of the jobbers voted
against accepting this proposition from
the brokers, and thus all that the brokers
csked for in return for giving up ..the
retail trade was refused. This constituted
the counter proposition which the whole
salers submitted Lack to the brokers' com
mittee, and that was what was reported
at yesterday afternoon's meeting. The
brokers discussed the matter at some
length end will send their committee
to the jobbers again this afternoon to
notify them of what stand they have taken
in the matter. They will undoubtedly in
sist on being given at least a part of their
demands.
The broker has become rather an essen
tial feature in commercial trade, and it
may be that the Jobbers will find they can
not well get along without them. A job
ber calls on the brokers for prices, and
they all send telegrams to their different
connections to get the lowest figure. It
may have cost all these brokers together
from sls to $25 to telegraph all over the
country for prices, and yet only one cf
them can get the order, while the Jobber
gets the benefit of the telegraphing uni
buys his stuff at the lowest figure quoted.
Then again most all of the large manu
facturing establishments are represented
by brokers In this city. The manufactory
V ill ship g. -ids to the Jobber direct if tli -y
are ordered, but the broker- commission
is always charged in the bill and that
commission is paid to the broker w (tether
he makes the sale or not. From this it
would appear that the brokers have soma
ground on which to stand themselves, and
some basis on which they can afford to
make demands. The committee will meet
the jobbers again this afternoon, and a
Settlement of the matter may be brought
about.
WITH A PISTOL AT HIS HEAD.
Two %egroen Hob n Triiui|> of a Load
ed Lull.
John Graham, colored, was before the
recorder yesterday morning on a charge
of vagrancy, and in connection, with ills
case a rather interesting story came out.
Graham was arrested as a vagrant by !
Policeman Cronin. While out on tli ■
Ggeechee road the other day two negro*-: 1
came up to Graham, who was artn> , we'.h j
a tine Winchester rifle, whi. h it Is believ •'
he stole from someone in Florida.
Before he knew what they were aboil'
one af the negroes put a pistol to his h- t
and made him give up the gun. They
then took It to a pawnshop and got $!. n
it. One of the negroes was known ..s
“Popcorn” John.
Both of them were arrested on a war
rant for stealing the gun and seat to Jail.
They were brought over to the reeor i* r's
court to testify in the case against
Graham. Both stated they did not know
■where Graham got the gun. but said he
acted as if he had stolen it. They admit
ted having taken the gun from him, but
denied that they did it by pointing a pis
tol at him.
Graham came to Savannah from Deland,
ria„ and it is believed that he appro
priated the pun In that state, though then
vvuh no evidence brought out against him
oil that point. He was turned over to the
city court on a charge of vagrancy.
James Harris, who was held at the bar
racks on suspicion of having stolen the
gun from Graham, was reltused by the re
corder.
Never was the demand for Ayer's Sar
saparilla so great as during tins season.—
nd.
TO t .XHRI OI T THE I*l. XX.
A Hcorg-miration Meeting to lie
Held in Xcw X orW Xril XX cde.
Ar ; t v i par
ties in the c ty yesterday that there is to
be a me, ■ng in New V 'X next week of
all the principal factors in the Central
ruilroul reorganisation f r the purpose' of
discussing the matter of bringing the old
company’s affairs to a- ely 11 rmi nation
by the carrying out of iii pres nt plan
as early a? possible.
Mr. A. R. Lawton, Jr., who returned
r fully from New York, when asked
a'-sut the'mattcr. said that arrangements
w.il first be made to Sell out the floating
debt, which means that the collateral
back of it, in-duding th fw.tWO of con
solidated bond a:.J nearly ail the other
?* unti-s owned by the Central railroad
will be sold arl the debt paid. These
consolidated bonds will pass Into the
hands of the reorganization committee,
and the property will be foreclosed under
this c■■ns .i luted mortgage.
The plan, it appears, is satisfactory to
the Southwestern railroad, and the lat
ter? objection to the foreclosure under
this mortgage will no doubt be withdrawn
when a decree is asked for. Mr. Lawton
sail the committee mjiects to have every
thing complete and the property entirely
reorganized by Jan. 1.
Holders of Southwestern stork have
been under the irrq re.se.on that they are to
be pail a 5 per cent, dividend on their
s'.OfX for toe time during which no divi
den-i* have been pa: L. Wnile tills is theo
retically true. It will hardly be so prae
;i ally. The Southwestern railroad will
ie paid rental on it? property equal to 5
per cent, on its stock during the time in
Whi h no rental has been paid. A part
Of iiiis money, however, has already been
paid over to the directors of that road
under order of c ourt, and has been used
in expenses. The balance of the money
w ill be paid to the directors of the road,
who will have to pay some rather heavy
expenses, no doubt, including, perhaps,
a small < laim by the president, Mr. R. T.
Wilson, for services rendered In going on
the bond of the road in ihe matter of Us
appeal from the decree of Justice Jack
son. Then some attorneys’ fees will have
to be Jail, and perhaps ether expenses
w ill cat up a considerable amount of the
fund before the balance of It Is divided up
among the stockholders. Hr. Wilson, it
is tru<>, stated to the directors that he
would relinquish his claim, but told them
they could do whatever they saw lit In the
matter, which means, no doubt, that they
will be expected to pay him something
for his services.
IT IS COXRMIIOIIBH FERRE xoxx.
The Freight llnrean to Be In New
Hand. To-ilny,
The directors of the Savannah Bureau
of Freight and Transportation held a
meeting at the rooms of the bureau at 11
o'clock yesterday morning for the pur
pose of acting on the resignation of the
commissioner, Maj. A. C. Knapp, and
electing another commissioner to fill the
vacancy.
Fifteen of the directors were present.
The resignation was read by the secre
tary. Mr. Max Robinson, and was accept
ed. The application of Capt. D. G. Purse
for the position of commissioner was the
only one before the directors and he was
unanimously elected by acclamation.
It was largely through Capt. Purse’s
efforts that he bureau was organized and
after a study of the methods pursued in
freight bureaus in other southern cities,
he is familiar with the work before him!
For this reason, as well as that he is an
energetic, enthusiastic and pushing citi
zen. it is expected he will maj|e the bureau
a good commissioner.
The meeting of the directors was not a
long one. They spent some few minutes
In talking over matters in connection
with the work before the bureau before
adjourning. They were all unanimously
agreed upon the fact that a more aggres
sive policy must be pursued, and that
where discrimination against Savannah
exist they should be ferreted out, and the
railroads made to desist from them.
Capt. Purse will assume charge of the
bureau to-day.
TO TAI.lv OX Hit THE BOYCOTT.
The X lee President of the Grocern'
Association Here.
Vice President W. F. Vandiver of the
Wholesale Grocers’ Association of the
south arrived In the city from Charleston
yesterday and is stopping at the Do Soto.
He was met there last night by quite a
number of the prominent
ers of the city, and arrangements were
made for him to meet the entire
association for a conference this after
noon.
Mr. Vandiver is devoting his time and
money to this work, because ho is inter
ested in it. The conference this afternoon
will be with regard to the boycott of the
Louisville and Nashville railroad by the
wholesale grocers of the South.
Mr. Vandiver has been to Richmond and
Charleston, as well as other places in this
section, and he says the grocers are all
holding together in this fight. He finds
the sentiment in Savannah very enthus
iastic. and says this is generally the case
throughout the south.
Mr. Vandiver was not inclined, however,
to say very much about the situation, as
he stated the fight was being carried on
very quietly, and the grocers preferred
not to have too much to say through the
newspapers.
TO MEET THE CHICAGOANS.
The Guards May Send a Company to
Atlanta ns an Escort.
An enthusiastic Interest in the expected
visit of the Chicago citizens and mili
tary has been stirred up among the people
of Savannah, and since the plan of the
* xcut.-ionis.s was announced here it has
b- in a general topic of discussion on all
sides.
tlonie of the Savannah Volunteer Guards
are talking now of sending a company
up to Atlantu to mc-ei the First regi
ment of tin- Illinois National Guard, and
it would not be out of the usual hospita
ble order or doing things In Savannah
if such a step were taken.
As yet. however, the plan to send u
part of tin battalion to Atlanta to meet
tin visitors is only talk, but there are a
od many mt tubers of the Guards who
i are enthusiastic over the idea.
IT FTI-TWO WEDDINGS.
July Proved a Good Month fur Mar
rylujx*Afler All.
The marriage record for July has been
Ia good otn- in spile of the hot weather.
I Li'- uses v re issued during the month
| to tw- lvi white and forty colored couples,
making •< total of 101 people who liu.-e
given up tli*- single state during the
mouth Tie figures are way ahead of
those ! ; I i!y of last year when licftiuse*
were 1 i to fourteen white uutl twcu
ty-faur voiotvd couples
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 1. 1595.
M EVOY S CHANCES VERY SLIM.
LITTLE DOtltT HR WILL BE KE
MUVRO FROM OFFICE.
He la 4 hai-iced XX ith t'nllectiuc Fee*
From the Ow ner. of House. XX iio.e
Chimneys He Xever Swept—tie Ig
nore. the City Couxaeil*. Commuui
ealion Directing the Payment of
the Fine Imiitt.etl t poo Him Two
XXerk. Ago— Must Show Cause or
Get (tut.
Chimney Contractor T. J. McEvoy of the
western division is in trouble again. In
fact, he has never been out of it since
he became an officeholder. Two weeks ago
he was lined slo by the city council for
improper conduct of the affairs of lii§ of
fice.
At the same time complaint was made
that he had illegally collected fees from
property owners. The matter tvas referred
to the committee on city lots, which has
charge of that department of the city gov
ernment for Investigation. At yesterday’s
meeting farther charges were preferred
against McEvoy, and he will be summoned
to appear before the council at Its next
meeting to answer them.
The charges are based upon the com
plaints of Messrs. George XV. Allen and
James H. Miller, who own property In tho
western part of the city. McEvoy collect
ed $2.85 from Mr. Allen as fees for sweep
ing the chimneys of some of Mr. Allen’s
houses, the tenants having failed to pay
the fees, when, in fact, he had never swept
the chimneys, as he represented.
The hearing was fixed for Aug. 14, the
next meeting of the council.
McEvoy was notified by Clerk Manucy
ut the time he was fined, of the action of
tho council. No reply was received from
hint, and nothing has been heard from him
since.
The clerk was directed yesterday to
notify the delinquent official that he must
pay the fine within two weeks, or show
cause why he shall not be removed from
office.
With the accumulation of charges
against McEvoy his chances for continu
ing in the office of chimney contractor
are rapidly diminishing.
The city has taken the initial step to
ward the adoption of water meters to reg
ulate the consumption of water in the
city. Nothing, however, has been dona
toward making the use of meters compul
sory. A number of large consumers are
going to try the meter system and on this
account it was necessary to fix a rate for
the water used. A resolution was passed
by the council fixing the rate as follows;
The meter rates of water to ordinary
consumers shall be 15 coiys per I.UUO gal
lons. with a minimum rate of 80 cents per
month to each consumer, 10 per cent, de
duction If paid by the 10th of each month.
A resolution was also passed fixing the
rate for water used in Laurel Grove cem
etery at $3 per lot:
“Applications for water in Laurel Grove
cemetery shall be made to the water
works office by owner of lot. certified by
the keeper of Laurel Grove cemetery, as
to ownership. The application shall give
number of lot and avenue on whicli lot
is situated, and the name of the plumber
who is to do the The charge for
the permit shall be $2. The charge for
water rent shall be $3 per year, payable
in advance from the date of permit to
January and July of each year. All con
nections to mains shall be made by
owners of lot, under the supervision of
water works depa^ment.'’
The resolution then prescribes the man
ner in which the connection shall be
made, and provides a penalty for viola
tion of the rule, which is the same as
for the violation of any of the present
rules of the water department.
The commissioners of Estill Park,
Messrs. J. H. Estill. C. H. Dorsett and J.
It. Dillon, submitted their report, showing
what has been done toward improving the
park.
It was the expectation of the commis
sioners that the county commissioners
would assist in improving the park and
and making it available to the people as a
place of recreation at an early day, but
in this they were disappointed. They sug
gested in their report that the council ask
the co-operation of the county in the im
provement of the park. The small amount
of the city appropriation is insufficient to
do the heavy work of road building which
Is the first step toward creating a place
of recreation such as the park will be
when open to the public.
With some assistance from the county,
the park commissioners hope within the
next year to grade the boundary roads
and build one of the cross roads. This
assistance, with the funds the commis
sioners now have, would insure the com
pletion of the road through and around
the park, and would open it up to the use
of th* i>eople,’ giving them an opportunity
of learning the merits of the new ac
quisition to their places of recreation.
The assistance rendered by the county
commissioners would be tuorv than return
ed to them by the enhancement of their
property around the park. The total ap
propriation the city has made for the im
provement of the park is SI,OOO, of which
something over SOOO has so far been spent.
A communication was received from
the sanitary board calling attention to the
rsnk growth of weeds in the old cemetery
on South Broad street, and to the nui
sances it conceals, and advised the cut
ting down and removal of the weeds at
once. The matter was referred to the
committee on streets and lanes. Aider
man. Gleason will see that the weeds are
cut dowrn at once. The breaking down
of the w-all on the western side of the cem
etery opens it to the public and ali sorts
of nuisances are committed inside the
walls, which, in a short time, would ren
der the place a menace to public health.
The people of West Savannah also sub
mitted a complaint against the dumping
of refuse on the farms west of the city
and close to the limits.
The council had a proposition froth I*.
S. Benton looking to the renumbering of
the houses. Mr. Benton wants to submit
to a committee from the council u plan
for numbering on the decimal or block
system, which is generally recognized as
the best system now in use. His propo
sition was referred to the committee of
the whole and he will, it is understood,
be given a hearing within a few days.
TO SEE AN HAT CAN HE DONE.
A Committee to Look After the Soap
Works Property.
The adjourned meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Savannah soap works was held
yesterday afternoon, to consider what
should be done with the property.
A committee representing a majority of
the bondholders and of the stockholders,
was appointed to see what is the best
course to pursue.
The works, in the hands of a practical
man, would doubtless be a paying institu
tion, and it is hoped that the conimittie
will ilnd sonic enterprising man to take
hold of the business.
Hall’s Vegetable Sicilian Hair Kencwcr
has restored gray hair to tt3 original color
and prevented baldness In thousands of
cases. It Will do so to you.—ad.
-XOT SO HOT A MONTH AFTEH ALE.
July Temperature About Ibe Aver
age, But the Month a XX'rt Our,
In spite of the exe.-ssively warm wea
ther of the last weak and the fact that
for twenty-four days last month the tem-
I>erature was above 9u and gree®, the average
for the month was exactly the average
tenijKTature for July for the last twenty
four years.
observer Smyth t.cir 1 up the tem
perature last night. The highest reached
during tbe month v. as 98 degrees day
before yesterday. The lowest was 55 de
groa July S. The mean was 82 de
grees, which Is the. mean for July since
IS7I. The records of '•>■- bureau show the
following mean temperatures for July
since that year:
1871 82 1-84 82
1873 82 :-•> 82
1873 80 lv SO
IS7I 79 1--7 to
1873 85 IWB 7S
1878 83 lx'9 81
Pi :-■> UU
1878 83 :-l 80
1879 81 1892 Su
18-SU 815 >93 83
iMI 85 l>:d 79
1882 82 1-05 82
1883 M
The rainfall last month was way above
the average. The total fall was a frac
tion over 9 inches. The average for July
is about 5 Inches. The rainfall for July
since 1871 Is as follow?:
1871 3.89 ISM 3.58
1872 4.38 lx.xs 7.88
1973 5.44 lev;. 7.02
1874 10.12 I—7 4.72
1875 1.51 19.88 0.82
1876 6.J1 1-89 5.21
1877 5.<77 ISM 7.72
1878 6.37 1991 9.70
1879 4 29 1992 6.37
1880 7.24 1953 j.t!3
1881 1.25 1-91 -.13.13
1882 3.53 1895 9.06
1893 4.50
The rainfall for July this year Is very
nearly 4 inches above the average. Since
Jan. 1 there Is an ex. ss of nearly 7 inches
of rain above the average for the last
twenty-four years.
The highest that merc-ury went yes
terday was 93 degree and the lowest was
76 degrees, the mean being 84 degrees or
3 degrees above the average. It was cool
er throughout the state and all over the
cotton belt. Eastman was the hottest
place in this section. It reported a tem
perature of 98 degrees. Cordele. Fort
Gaines, Milien and ThomasviUe reported
96 degrees, and Albany, • Alapaha anl
Bainbridge 94 degree-. The average for
the 13 stations of tie district was 94 de
grees.
it was generally cooler last night along
the Atlantic coast, and in Southern Ohio
and Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and
along the Gulf coast. Elsewhere there
was little change in the temperature from
the day before.
A VEKDICT FOB THE COMPANY.
Tlie AX 11 in I net on island Case Wound
F)> In Ihe Superior Court.
A verdict was rendered in favor of the
defendants in the superior court, in tho
case of Charles Jemd.il and others against
the XVUmlngton Island Pleasure and Im
provement Company and Horace Rivers
ard Charles H. Dixon. The plaintiffs
bought some lots on Wilmington Island,
and claimed that a. cording to the plans
there should boa promenade on one side
of the lots. This part of the land, how
ever, was fenced in, and the suit was
brought for the purpose of making the de
fendants remove the fence. According to
the verdict, however, the fence will re
main where It Is.
T. A. Ward and Charles H. Sipple, trus
tees, who are in possession of a lot next
to that of John F. LaFar at Isle of Hope,
brought suit in the superior court yester
day for injunction to restrain the latter
from cutting off a connection with an ar
tesian well which Is on Mr. LaFar's
premises, but in which the plaintiffs claim
a half interest. They state they are will
ing to pay any amount that may be dig;
on the half interest owned by the property
they represent, but they want the use of
the well. Judge Falligant granted a tem
porary injunction, and set Aug. 10 at 10
o'clock as the time for the hearing of the
case.
The testimony was concluded in the
Way insurance cases In the city court yes
terday afternoon about 6 o'clock, and the
argument of the legal points in the case
was begun. It is likely that the arguments
will consume tho entire day to-day, but It
is probable that tho case will get to the
jury some time to-morroiv.
In the case of Mary Oollins against Bru
tus Mitchell, dlspoesessory warrant and
suit for rent, t'he jury rendered a verdict
in her favor and awarded her SSO double
rent, as claimed. It was decided that
Mitchell had no right to the property. He
failed to show up in court.
The papers In the appeal case of John
J. Gaudry and others caveators against
Catherine V. Gaudry uml others, who
were made 'heirs under the will of Mrs.
Kmille C. Germaine were tiled in the su-
IH-rlor court yesterday. The case was de
cided by the ordinary in favor of the will
and the heirs named therein.
The Jury In the case of Fox and Wood
cock against the Florida Central and Pe
ninsular railroad for alleged damages to
cattle, brought in a verdict yesterday in
favor of the defendants. The plaintiffs re
ceived a car load of cattle from that road
some time ago, and claimed damages for
im which were killed in transit, and
others said to have been damaged. Jus
tice Emins court awarded the plaintiff
s*l3 damages. The amount claimed was
SM.
On a showing made yesterday by I.ymus
Williams, through his attorney, William
l'ease, Esq., Williams was discharged
from the county jail, where he has been
held on a charge of lunacy, affidavit to
which was made by Carolina Holmes.
Williams claims it was a piece of malice
cn the part of Holmes, who claims to be a
constable. Tile petition states that he is
over eighty years of age, and thut though
physically weak, he is of sound mind. Ho
claims the affidavit was sworn to through
malice on the part of Holmes. On the tes
timony of Dr. T. B. Chisholm, the county
physician, who thought it proper to re
lease him. Judge Falllgant gave him his
liberty, and he will be taken care of uy
bis faintly and friends who lives at Ditt
mersviile.
Louis Trebony, administrator of the
estate of Frank Trebony, filed an applica
tion. yesterday for letters dismissory.
That Tired Feeling
Is a common complaint ant! it Is a dan
gerous symptom. It means that the sys
tem is debilitated because of impure
blood, and in tills condition it is espe
cially liable to attacks of disease. Hood's
Sarsaparilla is the remedy for this con
dition. and also for that weakness which
prevails at the change of season, climate
or life.
Hood's Fills act easily, yet promptly
and efficiently on the bowels and liver.
ffic.-ad.
The steamer Gov. Salford will make
an excursion lu the ocean tins after
noon.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Royal
Absolutely pure
TAKING A LOOK AT TERMINALS.
Till’. S.. A. A M. I’KOHl.i: HAVE OP
TIONS OA TWO LOCATIONS.
The (inrtluD NVhtirf Property nnd
Deptford (Tmsldereil tlie Mont
Available —V le|>ort to Ue Submit
ted to the Northern Director* and
the Matter* l.ikt-i) to lie Settled iu
n Short Time.
Pr&ilent John S. Williams of the Geor
gia and Alabama railroad, formerly the
Sam, an l Directors Mlddendorf, Stetson,
Sperry, Sheffield and Mackall, have been
looking over properties on the water front,
with a view to securing terminal facilities
there.
They took a trip from the Hermitage to
Fort Jackson yesterday, In Mr. Henry
McAlpin’s launch, and carefully examined
all the available locations for wharf
fronts.
They went out to the Deptford planta
tion Just east of the Savannah, Florida
and Western wharves with Capt. D. G.
Purse In the afternoon, and examined
that location. It is understood that they
have taken options on the Gordon wharf
property, and the Deptford plantation,
and will make a report to the northern di
rectors on their return. It is hardly prob
able that they will take long to decide as
to what they are going to do. They have
had offers of several properties, and as
they are desirous of making their arrange
ments as soon as possible, it is likely that
they will take some action within a week
or two.
They expect to b< gin the preliminary
survey on the line between Savannah and
Mel Trim within that time. One of the di
rectors said last night that they had come
down here to build a road and were going
to carry out that purpose.
LIZZIE Ml HItAV l\ I,l>l lit).
She Stole Diumnud Earring* and a
Xeekluee From Alderman taro
la n*n House,
Lizzie Murray, a yonng colored girl,
was arrested yesterday by Detective Scul
ly and placed In the barracks on a charge
of larceny from the house over the value
of SSO.
The warrant under which the arrest
was made was sworn out by Alderman
J. J. Carolan. About a week ago, while
Alderman Carolan and his family were
' at Tybee spending sometime, this girl
was left at his home in the city, she hav
ing been employed there as a house girl.
When they returned to the city it was
found that she had disappeared, and with
her went a pair of diamond earrings be
longing to Mrs. Carolan. a gold necklace
and several other articles of value. Al
derman Carolan swore out a warrant at
Justice Naughtln's office, but the girl was
not to be found in the city.
A day or two ago another girl, who knew
Lizzie Murray, reported to Alderman Car-
I olan that the latter girl was at Wood
| burn, a little town on the Cuyler and
| Woodburn railroad, which runs off the
! Sam road about 35 miles from Suvannah.
1 Detective Scully, abmed with the war
rant, when to Woodburn yesterday morn
ing, and returned last night with the
prisoner, who was placed in the bar
racks. The diamond earrings were found
in her pocket, but she su:d she did not
know how they got there. She said she
did not know anything about the neck
lace. She will probably be turned over
to the superior court for trial.
PITTING THEIR LIVES I.\ DANGER.
Hoys Who Jump on null Off Trains us
They Enter the City.
The killing of the young Kent lad by
a Savannah, Florida and Western railway
train day before yesterday calls attention
to the reckless manner in which boys
of almost ail ages Jum on and off trains
entering the city, all the way from the
White Bluff roud crossing into the rail
road yard.
Nearly all the trains stop or slow down
between the crossing and the depot, and
the moment they do the crowds of boys
which frequent the track swarm on the
platforms, cling to the sides of the cars
and platform railings, taking, all sorts
of chances of being killed. One or two
have been killed or crippled for life dur
ing the last year or two, hut that has not
had the effect of stopping tho reckless
sport, if It can be called sport.
One or two suits for damages against
the railroad are now pending in the
courts growing out of the practice of
jumping on and off trains.
PISTOLS AT A CRAP GAME.
One Player Shoots at Another and Is
Locked I p.
Charles Lucius, John Johnson, and
some other negroes, who were supposed
to have been indulging in a little crap
game at the corner of Perry street iano
and Montgomery street, yesterday after
noon, got into a sort of scrap. Lucius
and Johnson fell out over the game, and
without warning, the former pulled his
pistol and tired a shot at Johnson, but
the ball went wide of Its mark. Lieut.
Reilly was passing about that time, and
it was not nttiny minutes before he had
Lucius under arrest and on his way to
the' barracks, where a charge of assault
with intent to kill was entered against
him.
FOR NEW HOI SES.
Not n Many as L'saal Issued Last
Month.
There were few building permits Issued
in ,July. All of those granted were for
frame houses, as follows:
Estate of J. J. Waring, two story dwell
ing. Habersham and New Houston streets.
Mrs. Jane B. Robinson, two story house'.
Tenth street.
W. E. Green, frame house, Florence
street.
Mrs. T." W. Ktoekett, frame house, La
mar avenue.
W. S. M* 11, frame house, Drayton and
Second streets.
Moon Unlit Excursion.
There will be a moonlight excursion up
the river to Rotter's Grove to-night on the
steamer Gov. .-tuffoi J. For particulars see
advei likeim.nl
PATRIOTIC GERMANS.
Preparing a night Royal Celebra
tion of the Anniversary of Kedau.
The Germans of Savannah are ppepar- {
ing for a big celebration on the occasion
of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the bat- I
tie of S, lan. which will be orf Sept. 2.
They had a well attended meeting at |
. urners hall last night for the purpooe
of selecting committ.es to make all the
necessary arrangements, and they are go
ing into tho matter in earnest. It is their
intention to have a genuine German Jol
lification day at Tivoli park at Thunder
u>it. The sports usually indulged in in
Germany on such occasions will bo had,
an* in the evening thyre will be pi. s. ntod
a series of living pictures illustrating the
various events from the time Bis march
v> n! i l^ lnwd tlle Jwlaratiou of war in the
KeK-hstag, leading up to the unity of
Germany.
Mr. A. C. Oelschlg was elected presi
dent of the association formed for the
purpose of the celebration, Mr. George
Lart. is vice president and Mr. Joseph Bel
secretary. The finance committee ap
pointed consists of Capt. John Juchter,
Messrs. H. E. Dreeson, George Bartels
George Mey r, C. A. Vetter and I>r. U. o’
Norton. They will have charge of ar
ranging for the finances of the affair.
The committee on advertising and invi
tations is composed of Capt. Henry Kol
shorn, Messrs. Herman Winters, O. W.
Schiller, D. Sohroeder and J. Tolle. This
committee will look after all advertising
matters. Invitations, and the matter of
getting reduced rates from the railroads
for those who expect to come from other
points.
The pleasure committee, or the commit
tee which will arrange the programme of
e\ ents for the occasion, is composed of
Judgo \V illiam D. Harden, Messrs. Emile
Warm bold, C. F. Keller, Emile Peters.
Rol rt Schneider, William Rendant, John
Schmiedeberg, H. Winters, G. Tolle. G.
Ahrens, Louis Brlckman, Otto Nell and
Julius Kaufman.
There will be another meeting at Turner
hall next Wednesday night, at which the
committees will all report progress, und
discuss plans for the celebration. Among
other things, the committee on arrange
ments expects to have here one of the
finest military bands in the country. The
celebration will no doubt be one of the big
events of the s€*ason.
TO ORGANIZE A NEW COMPANY.
A Charter for the Month Atlantic
Land nnd Colonization Cos.
Messrs. Robert E. Farley of New York,
D. B. Harwood of Illinois, D. B. Lester
and J. F. B. Beckwith of this city filed
an application In the superior court yes
terday for the lncprporation of the South
Atlantic Land find Colonization Company,
which is to have its principal office in Sa
vannah, but which wants permission from
the courts to do almost every kind cf
business, and to trade >everywhere un
der the sun.
Tho amount of capital actually paid in
is to be SIO,OOO in shares of SIOO each, with
the privilege of Increasing the amount to
$250,000. Some of the many things the
company asks the right to Jo under its
charter are as follows: To buy, own, soil,
lease or rent real estate or personal prop
erty, to buy and sell the stocks and
bonds of corporations, to lend or
borrow monijy, to manufacture, sell and
deal in all kinds of articles of personal
property, to manufacture, sell and
deal in patents, patent rights
and patented articles, to own
and operate mines, to buy and sell
timber and timber lands, to run a gen
eral warehouse and storage business, to
buy and sell naval stores, to buy, sell
or lease railroads and railroad equipment,
to ow n, buy or sell vessels, to have agents
all over the United States and anywhr
else on earth that may be deemed, ad
visable, and to do a great many other
things entirely too numerous to m n
tloo.
CITY BREVITIES.
Circular No. 249, Railroad Commission
of Georgia, appears elsewhere in this is
sue.
The guests of the Hotel Tybee will ten
der tile orchestra a complimentary ball at
the hotel to-night.
Johnny O’Hara, colored who struck
Lena Small, a little colored girl, in the
eye with a stick, was sent to the poor
larm for ten days by Recorder Wilson
yesterday.
Lizzie Snow, a white woman, was ar
rested last night and sent to the barracks
on a charge of disorderly conduct, and
drunkenness and cursing an officer and
several other people in tho neighborhood
Policeman Jernlgan made the arrest.
The Primitive Baptists of Savannah are
endeavoring to organize a church her-.
Services have been held several Sundays
and will he continued next Sunday at
Richmond's Institute hall. There are a
number of Baptists of the old school in
Savannah and a meeting will b ecalled in
a short time to organize a church.
The Oglethorpe Light Infantry was
photographed as a company yesterday
The photograph Is to be used in the il
lustrated work, the Cotton States and
International Exposition and the south
illustrated. The company intended to be
photographed in the parde ground, bu
owing to the rain the picture was taken
in the regipaental armory yard.
W. Carter, arrested by Policeman J. M.
Connolly of the Ocean Steamship police
force, was turned over to the city court on
a charge of vagrancy. He. with two other
negroes, came into the city yesterday
morning on the top of a freight car in
a Florida Central and Peninsular train
They were seen by the policeman, who
chased them and caught Carter.
The German Societies' Picnic.
The German societies of Savannah will
hold a big picnic at Wilmington Island
Aug. 15. Committees from all of the Ger
man societies in the city have the matter
in hand and propose to make it one of the
largest picnics ever held on the island
The general committee in charge of the
arrangements consists of J. jj. uuln
chnirmun; Jacob Paulsen, E a at ’
der, Ben Gails, J. N. Geil, Adam'S'
J. M. Daniel, W. B. Spann, H. E. DrWn
H Stelljes J. Harry Lunge, Fred Schwarz
iJ' r l £ h^ r ' J t ; H V nry H ‘ hr ' I'Tan* Heub
r" r. J. C. I. Rend ant, Emil Peters otto
Seiler, W. F. Courtenany. F. A. von Eb“r
stein, A. Furrer L. G. Worm, George Bar
‘f u - L. \\ Brlekman. John Wohanka.
11* nry Kolshorn. C. H. Kueiiemun J c
Ohslek, George Schroder, o, J. rk* n J it
liadenhoop, H. C. Heuisler, J jj Helm
ken, C. Kraft. M. U. Helaiken, D. Groth
1. r, George Wagner. M. L. Exley, secre
tary and tr< usurer.
The steamers Gov. Salford and Flora
have been chartered for the day and will
run frequent schedules between Thunder
bolt and the island ,
Probablttles for Thursday-Shower.
wlth thunderstorms: slight tempera; at*
changes; varlaLie winds.
Midsummer \
Prices
For Cash,
Or part cash, and balance on short '
. time—three or six months. We ‘
Will, during the Next 60 Days, '
make prices that can never aga.a !
be duplicated.
Some :
Remarkable bargains la nearly •
new. sluhtly used Pianos auj •
Organs, to make room for Full !
stock, now being selected atth •
factories. •
100 PIANOS to close.
300 ORGANS to close.
STEINWAY & SONS.
MASON & HAMLIN.
CHICKERING.
MATHUSHEK.
WEBER.
A. B. CHASE
STERLING,
and other reliable makes. •;
Ara You Interested? Come in'i
and we will make you more so. -Mid )
summer Prices" mean something, when i
| advertised by
Ludden & Bates.;
You
Should
Head
It!
ON PACE 5,
Of this issue you will find an
attractive ad. of B. H. Lkvy
Bko„ and if you find it
meets your wants, go at once
and get choice of the largest
stock of Suits, Single Coats,
Trousers, Underwear or
Furnishing Goods at their
removal sale prices. You
cannot make a better invest
ment than to supply your
wardrobe with good cloth
ing at Levy’s reduced fig
ures.
100 PfllßSji $3.50.
This means 100 pairs of
GENTS* ELEGANT $5.00
PATENT LEATHER
SHOES AT $3. SO.
It will talto only a week to clean them
out. Get your size while we have it.
\VK MKAN THIS.
GEIL & QUINT,
21 BARNARD STREET.
One Million Dollars
Is the value of the plant of the Bergner
& Engel Brewing Company of Philadel
phia, and their brewlngmaster receives a
salary of ten thousand dollars a year.
These facilities enable them to brew as
fine a beer as can be brewed anywhere,
and they do It.
They have twice been awarded tha
Granu Piizt* at Paris, France, over Ku
ropean competitors.
We keep their beer, porter and ale ex
clusively on draught, and we deem their
products the finest' In this city. Veil
should drink them for your health.
Call and get our prices on line licit.ed
Whiskies, Gins, Brandies anf Wines,
which wo sell in original packages cheap
er than anybody else.
CMS. KOLSHORN & BRO.,
Pool. Reading and Lunch Room.
No, 170 BROUGHTON ST.
GEORGIA ) OATS.
SEED } RYE.
HAY—GRAIN—FEED.
LEMONS—POTATOES*
ONIONS—PEANUTS.
COW FEED—CHIC KEN FEED.
Ect., Ect., Etc.
173 and 175 Buy Street.
W. D. SI M KIN S.
EDWARD LOVELL’S SONS,
SAVANNAH, CA
HARDWARE.
Ba r, Band and Hood Iron,
Wagon Material,
Turpentine Toots,
Agricultural Implements-
Dilohcstcp** EnfUsli IHnicnd Brand
’ennyroyal pills
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