Newspaper Page Text
ELEVEN SALOONS ON THE DOCKET CLOSING LAW VIOLATED. LIQUOR MEX XEAR VXIOI STATION SHAKEN UP BY POLICE. tllrtn'rt Contlnnrd Roldiirm of Sn loon Men In Vicinity o* Union Sta tion Said to Have Been Responsi ble lor Activity of Police Sergeant. Charged That It Was Plain from Street* That llnslness Wat Being Done Early Yesterday Morning. Asa result of the alleged boldness of the trafflcers In liquor in the vicin ity of the Union Station the police, at one fell swoop, early yesterday morn ing, saw things that have caused the docketing of cases against eleven sa loon proprietors. The defendants are charged with having their places of business open and doing business after midnight, the specific time being mentioned in each case. Information against the accused Was furnished at headquarters toy the E-treet sergeant, who reported that he eaw evidence from the streets of the feuct that business was being conduct ed in the several places. Those on the Docket. It soon became noised about the Streets that a number of docket cases had been made, and there was con sternation among the liquor dealers, both on the West Side and downtown. There were no cases, however, made B-gainst any of the down-town places. Cases were made against the follow ing: I. Nathans (The Wooden Box), Sims Bind Stewart streets. 2:15 a. m. N. K. Pappadeas, No. 439 West Broad street, 2:15 a. m. William Vollers, No. 430 West Broad Street, 2:15 a. m. Harry A. Champion & Cos., No. 428 [West Broad street, 2:15 a. m. Ben Weitze, Nos. 418-20 West Broad Street, 2:20 a. m. Wallace & Sutker, No. 504 Stew- Brt street, 2:20 a. m. George Christopher, No. 602 Sims Street, 2:20 a. in. B. A. Hendrix, No. 513 Jones street, West, 2:35 a. m. Harry Lange, No. 502 Stewart street, 6:25 a. m. H. Wood, No. 242 West Broad street, 8:25 a. m. Jackson & Perry, No. 460 West Broad street, 2:30 a. m. Will Hear Cases 'Wednesday. Subpoenas will be sent out from po lice headquarters this morning and the cases will be set for trial in Police Court for Wednesday morning. It is alleged that some of the places Jn the vicinity of the Union Station had reached such a degree of boldness that they even neglected to pull down their curtains during the early morn ing hours. Side doors, it is claimed, have been thrown wide open, and the fact that the places have been running full blast after hours have been no ticed from'the streets, it is claimed. The alleged fact that business was being conducted almost in full view of passersby, and that no effort was being made at secrecy is said to have attracted the attention of the police, and resulted in the docketing of the cases. So far as outside appearances were concerned there was considerable difference in the appearance of things In the vicinity of the railroad station last night. OGLETHORPES WILL ABIDE BY MAJORITY VOTE. Command May Get Out of State Serv ice by Common Consent. It is now certain that whatever ac tion is taken by the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, as a result of the dismissal from the service of their captain, and the suspension of their first lieutenant, will be by the company and not by the members individually. The company will decide whether to remain in the state service, and the action of the individual members will be controlled by its action. This is definitely stated by officers of the command. Capt. Hitch has not yet received his order of dismissal. He expected to re ceive it yesterday and was surprised to find that it was not in his morn ing’s mail. It will probably come to day. There will be a meeting of the com pany to-night. Second Lieutenant Cox will be in command. It is not proba ble that the matter will be brought up at this meeting, but a little later on. COALING BUNKERS TO BE ON JONES ISLAND. PormUßlon Given the Government to Ilnild Them There, Permission has been given the gov ernment authorities to erect coaling bunkers on Jones Island,nine miles be low Savannah, to be used for coaling the big dredges, the Cumberland and the City of Savannah. Col. Quinn hits secured permission from Col. J. H. Estill, who owns the island, to establish the bunkers on the island, and has written to the depart ment at Washington recommending that the bunkers be established, as it will save much time and expense in the operations of the dredges. The government had already spent thousands of dollars in putting float ing dolphins at Jones' Island, where outgoing vessels might tie up in an emergency. The island is admirably located for the purposes which it is proposed to use it for, and no doubt the government will order the bunk ers established there. WILL PAVE BLOCK~ ON WAYNE STREET. Work to Be Started When State Street la Finished. The Streets and Lanes Committee of Council has derided to pave Wayne Street front Bull to Drayton. This one block is used a great deal, especially by automobilists, and the pavement has long been badly need ed. The paving work on State street Is almost finished, and Wayne street will be started immediately afterwards. The city now has on hand a great many rejected brick, which were not up to the standard. These brick will be used on Wayne street and later a number of alleys will probably also be paved. •■♦t 920.10 St. boats and Itetarn. Southern Railway will aell round trip tickets from Savannah to St. Louis at above very low rate on each Tuesday and Thursday In October, limited to ten days. The • best route arid service. Call at or 'phone City Ticket Office, 141 Dull street, lot la- CormaUoji.—ad, LYING AiND DIVORCE. THE MODERN EVILS. Dr. John D, Jordan Dlsenssed These Questions in Sermon. Is a lie ever justified? No. Is divorce and remarriage Justified from the Scriptures? Yes. These two questions were discussed by Rev. Dr. John D. Jordan in his sermon at the First Baptist Church last night and were answered as given in the foregoing. Though divorce is justified by the Scriptures, Dr. Jordan said the ground for it is very narrow. Infidelity Mlone justifies divorce, he stated. The guilty party should not be allowed to marry again, but the innocent one should. Remarriage after a divorce obtained on any other ground than infidelity is adultery, he stated, and quoted nine teenth chapter of Matthew to prove the statement. Modern, general divorces, are not justified, Dr. Jordan declared, and no grounds to support them can be found in the Bible. No church has any busi ness making rules on divorce, said Dr. Jordan. The one ground laid down in the Bible alone justifies divorce, he said, and no divorce should be grant ed for any other reason. With all the various churches legislating on divorce there would be the utmost con fusion, he said. “The Church of England," said Dr. Jordan, "is now trying to make a rule against all divorces, and if it hadn’t been for divorce there would never have been any Church of England. It was because the Church of Rome would not allow Henry VIII to divorce his wife, and marry the woman he want ed to, that he founded the Church of England. There should be more preach ing on marriage and less on divorce. If people would investigate more care fully before marrying, less would be heard of divorces." Dr. Jordan roundly scored the wom en who marry simply to get a home and to toe supported, also the men who marry “simply to get a cook.” "It would be better for a man to live an old bachelor and die of indigestion,” he said, “than to marry simply be cause he needed someone to look after his home. A woman who mar ries simply to be taken care of sells herself and disgraces her womanhood. A man who marries to get a woman to work for him and take care of his house insults God and womanhood and brings disgrace on his own man hood.” On lying, Dr. Jordan dwelt as long, or longer, than on divorce. In the Bi ble he said the liars were put down together with characters that could not even be mentioned in public. He -was afraid that George Washington has no successor to-day. He spoke for some time on the evil of carrying false reports. Lying and divorce, he declared, were the two great modern evils. In his prayer immediately after the sermon he asked that the people be given a proper understanding of the sacredness of the marriage vows. OFFICERS TO DETERMINE PLANS OF THE PARADE. Representatives of Diflerent Orgnn- Izattuas Meet This Afternoon. Th commanding officers of the vari ous military commands in the city will meet this afternoon at the office of Col. P. W. Meldrim, No. 15 Bay street, west, to make plans for the military parade of the carnival. Mr. W. J. Donlan, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and manager of the carnival, will be present to ex plain to the officers just what the pro moters of the carnival desire of the military. This action was determined upon at a meeting of officers at the Hussars’ Club last night. No formal invitation has as yet been extended to the sev eral commands, though a request for the participation of the military was made through Col. Gordon, command ing the First Regiment. Those who will attend the meeting this afternoon will be Col. P. W. Mel drim. Col. G. A. Gordon, Col. H. S. Colding, Capt. W. B. Stephens, Capt. G. P. Walker and Capt. W. W. Gor don. .Tr. It is certain that all of the com mands will participate in the big mili tary parade on the opening day of the carnival. CENTRAL DIRECTORS ~ TO MEET HERE TO'DAY. President Hanson Will Arrive from Macon This Morning. The annual meeting of the board of stockholders of the Central of Georgia Railway Company will be held at the company's offices on Liberty street to-day. President J. F. Hanson will arrive in his private car from Macon this morning at 7 o’clock. All of the mem bers of the board of directors not al ready here will arrive this morning. The chief matter of interest is the election of officers. NO FURTHER nIwS OF LIEUT. ROBERTS’ DEATH. The announcement In the Morning News yesterday of the death at Fort Riley, Kan., of Lieut. Hugh A. Rob erts caused deep sorrow among the friends of the young officer. No fur ther information than that contained in the Morning News dispatches has been learned by the family, as to the circumstances of his death. It has been impossible to get any telegraphic communication with Fort Riley since Saturday night. It is presumed, how ever, that the remains, accompanied by an escort, will reach here to-mor row or Wednesday. Lieut. Roberts was well known In Sa vannah, and the members of the be reaved family have received many ex pressions of sympathy. At St. John's Church Rev. Charles H. Strong, In his sermon yesterday morning, referred in a touching manner to the untimely death of the young officer. FALLS FROM TRAIN AND BREAKS HIS LEG. Already a cripple, Frank Dalton of Nashville, Tenn., fell from a Seaboard Air Line train about four miles from Lyons yesterday morning and had his left leg broken. He was also bruised about the face and head. Last night he was brought to Savannah and car ried to the Savannah Hospital. He gave his Nashville address as No. 433 Depot street. Columbia ami Return, Account South Carolina State Fair. Account the above occasion Southern Railway announces round trip rate of $5, Savannah to Columbia, including one admission to fair grounds. Tick ets to be sold Oct. 24 to 28. Inclusive, limited to Oct. 30. Two trulns dally: leaving Savannah 12:06 a. in. and 6 a. m., railroad time. Pullman sleep ing cars on night (rain. For further information apply at city ticket office, 141 Bull street.— ad. SAVANNAH MORNING NIWS: MONDAY. OCTOBER 24. 1904 MAY SUE THE WESTCOTT ESTATE SO CARTER’S LAWYER THINKS. GOVERNMENT CONTENDS WESCOTT HAD NO RIGHT ’I O MONEY. Mr, Stone Says It Will Be Proven at Hearing in Chicago That Mon ey Which Capt. Carter Spent, and Which He Ha* Now, Was Given to Him by Westcott-—Government Attorneys Take Position Diametri cally Opposed lo Finding? of Court- Mu rtinl. In the opinion of Hon. Horace G. Stone, leading counsel for Capt Oberlin M. Carter, the United States govern ment will enter suit against the estate of R. T. Westcott to secure money which it Is alleged was secured by him by connivance with Greene and Gaynor. This is the basis of the suit now pending against Capt. Carter. Mr. Stone will personally examine the work done here under the super vision of Capt. Carter, preparatory to the taking of evidence this week, es tablishing Capt. Carter’s fidelity to the work he was engaged in, and the large amount of money that he actually saved the government. The position taken by the govern ment attorneys, as stated by Mr. Stone, in attempting to secure money now be longing to Capt. Carter, is diametri cally opposed to that of the court-mar tial, which sentenced him to serve a term In the federal prison. Mr. Stone says the United States at torneys now take the position that the money w r hich Capt. Carter will prove he received from his father-in-law, Capt. Westcott, was received by Col. Westcott from Greene and Gaynor. "We will show,” said Mr. Stone, "that if the government is entitled to judg ment against any one for misappropri ation of funds here, that under their own allegations, they will have to take action against the estate of Mr. West cott. With Aid of Experts. With the assistance of experts Mr. Stone will make personal investigation of the work which was done under the supervision of Capt. Carter. In the taking of evidence to prove Capt. Carter’s fidelity to his trust he will take depositions from Col. Quinn and those who actually engaged in the work. Mr. Stone says he will show that $400,000 was saved to the gov ernment on one item, that of stone used to sink the mattresses. Mr. Stone anticipates that the com mencement of tjie taking of evidence will be on Wednesday. As soon as this work is finished he will return to Chicago to prepare for the hear ing, which will take place some time this winter. Property belonging to Capt. Carter is now in the hands of receivers at New York, Chicago, West Virginia., Savannah and other localities. Un der the agreement between the gov ernment attorneys and Capt. Carter's counsel the finding in the one case in Chicago will toe allowed to stand for all. Mny Move Against Estate. Mr. Stone believes that it is more than likely that as soon as it is proven that the money received by Capt. Car ter from his father-in-law belongs to Capt. Carter by every rule of law, that action will be taken against the estate of Mr. Westcot,t for the sum which the government claims was ob tained from Greene and Gaynor. Mr. Stone says he does not know of the transactions between Greene and Gay nor and Westcott, if there were any. Speaking of Capt. Carter’s future oc cupation, Mr. Stone said it was large ly problematical, and depends much on the outcome of the case in Chicago. Capt. Carter has a large number of friends in Savannah. Mr. Stone says he is very solicitous about their good will and in the event of his exonera tion he will play a visit to Savannah. POLICE WATCHING FOR CROOKS WITH CIRCUS. Public Will Be Protected by the Plain Clothes Men. The police are 'to pay particular at tention to-day to the crooks who are supposed to have come along with the circus. From every city where the circus has been, reports have come of rob beries, and other crimes. To protect the public the plain clothes men of the department, as well as a number of regular officers, will be on hand. Not only are the police going to look out darefully for the crooks, who are thought to he following the show, but the circus people themselves will be told certain things which must not happen. There were complaints of people be ing short changed by the ticket sell ers of the circus that was recently here. There is no reason to expect that anything of the kind will happen with the show here now, but the po lice will notify 'them anyway that if complaints are made the men in the box will be arrested. WOMAnTn CASE REFUSES TO TALK. Pinkey Washington, the negro wom an held at the police station on sus picion in connection with the killing of Ceasar Wilson in Yamacraw Fri day night, refuses absolutely to give any information in regard to the homi cide. Bob Pritchard has admitted doing the killing, but claims that Wilson had a knife drawn and was attempting to cut him. The police believe the woman can throw some additional light on the case. It was about her that the men had quarreled several hours be fore the killing occurred. SAVANNAH ELKS HOSTS TO WEST’S MINSTRELS. A delightful day’s outing was en joyed by the members of the William H. West Minstrel Company at Tybee yesterday us the guests of the local lodge of Elks. A delegation from the local lodge, accompanied by the min strel show men. went down to Tybee yesterday morning. Lunch was serv ed and many means of amusement were devised. TOM UF.YTAGH MTAItOF.D. Tom Heytagh was stubbed in the artn by a negro on East Broad street yesterday. After cutting Heytagh the negro made Ills escape. The wound, though very • painful, is not regarded ms at all serious. Heytagh keeps a saloon on the East Hide. No report of the cutting was made to lb* police. FIRST FROST FALL OF THE SEASON. Wenthcr Bureau Notifies Truck Farmers of Indications for This Morning. Light frost fell In Saavnnah and vi cinity for the first time this fall yes terday morning, and the forecast for this morning indicates that there will be a heavier frost. By means of long distance telephone the local Weather Bureau advised truck farmers in the neighborhood of Savannah yesterday of the frost which is expected this morning. According to the forecast the frost will extend to the extreme northern portion of Florida. So light was the frost here that very few people knew of It, as it was barely discernible. The precipitation was not sufficient to do any harm to vegetation. The first light frost last year was on Oct. 26. three days later than this year. The earliest killing frost on record was on Nov. 1, 1874. The average date of the falling of killing frost is Nov. 27. The minimum temperature in Sa vannah yesterday was at 7 a. m. when 49 degrees were registered. The maxi mum of 64 degrees was at 4 p. m. While it is not anticipated that the frost which will fall this morning will cause serious damage to the tenderest vegetation, all truck farmers accessi ble were notified as a precautionary measure. A killing frost would do no damage to the cotton crops now, the only ones to suffer being the truck farmers. NEGRO WOMAN dTeS IN POLICE STATION. Left Her Home nml Fnnnil on Street in Dying Condition. Found at Perry lane and Whitaker street at 4 o’clock yesterday morning and carried to the police station, Addie Smith, a negro woman, died before medical assistance could arrive. Dr. W. E. Norton, who arrived only a minute or two after the woman died, says death was due to heart disease, brought on by kidney trouble, but the woman’s husband, James Smith, was arrested by Detectives Bostick and Stark on suspicion. He was released some hours afterwards. The woman lived in the basement of a house on Liberty street, about half a block from where she was found. She was first discovered by two young men. They saw her going down the lane reeling like a drunken person. She staggered and fell against the Masonic Temple and then to the ground, strik ing her head with considerable force. She was screaming with pain, and the young men notified the police. It was at first thought that the woman was drunk. The patrol wagon was sent for, and it was then discovered that the wom an was in a serious condition. She died almost as soon as she was lifted from the wagon and laid on the floor in the police station. The woman's husband, who was sleeping with her, when she got up and left the home, did not know o£ her death until he was arrested. Smith states that he did not get home Saturday night until after 12 o'clock, and that his wife was then in bed, asleep. Later he was aroused by hearing her get up to quiet the baby, he says. He spoke to her and remembers seeing her go out the door, but he thought, she was only stepping out into the y@r<j for a moment and dropped off to Sleep again. He says he slept late, and when he got up ha hurried off to work, after turning the baby over to a woman next door to care for. He says he thought his wife had simply gotten up early and gone out somewhere, and that she would be back soon. Because of the peculiar circum stances under which the woman died it was thought for a time that she may have been poisoned. There was a ru mor that she and her husband had had a quarrel Saturday, but this could not be verified. She had not been struck, and Dr. Norton says she was not pois oned. Coronel Keller was notified of the woman’s death and permission was given to remove the body. CITY’S FINANCIAL CONDITION. Owes Less and Hus More Than Ever Before, Snys Alderman Dixon. Savannah was never in a better financial condition than at present, said Alderman James M. Dixon, chair man of the Finance Committee, in speaking of the comparison which was printed in yesterday’s Morning New3 between the financial condition of the city and the state. “The city owes less money, and has more on hand than ever before.” said Alderman Dixon. "A balance of a hun dred thousand dollars or more will be carried over at the end of the year. This will be the largest balance car ried over from one year to another in the history of the city government.” ALDERMAN DIXON ACTING MAYOR OF THE CITY. Mayor Myers left last night for Ma con to attend a meeting of the direc tors of the Macon Street Railway, of which he is president. He will probably stay over In Macon Tuesday, but will be back to the city Wednesday in time for the Council session. While In Macon the Mayor will take in the State Fair. During the absence of Mayor My ers, Chairman of Council James M. Dixon will be the acting Mayor. The resignation of Fireman Russell, which reached the Mayor's office Saturday too late for Mr. Myers to act upon it, will be acted upon by Acting Mayor Dixon. For Over Sixty Years Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup ha* been used for children teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums, al lays all pain, cures wind colic, and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty five cents a bottle.—ad. Mof Hu til In*;. The finest region In Canada for the hunter who wishes to secure Moose Is the Temn garni region in New On tario. and now easy of access by the Grand Trunk Railway System and North Bay. All information regarding guides, routes, rates, etc., can be had on application to G. T. Bell. G. P. & T. A.. Montreal, Canada.— ad. Portluml nnd North, rest. Without change via Union Pacific. This route gives you 200 miles along the matchless Columbia river, a great part of the distance the trains run ning so close to the river that one can look from the car window almost di rectly Into the water. Two through trains daily, with accommodations for all classes of passengers. This will be the populsr route to Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1805. Inquire of J. if. Lothrop, C. A.. 903 Olive street, Ot. Louis, Mo. —ad. “FRANCHISE IS A SACRED RIGHT” REV. WILLIAMS ON ELECTION. “LET HIM THAT STOLE STEAL NO MORE,” WAS HIS TEXT. “My Ballot Stolen” Subject of Pre lude to Night Sermon by Pastor of Trinity Methodist Church—Vot ing in Alphabetical Order—Ma chine Politics In New York, Phil adelphia and Savannah—Speaks ot “Discordant Element.” "My Ballot Stolen” was the prelude to the sermon by Rev. Dr. A. M. Williams at Trinity Methodist Church last night. It was listened to by a large congregation. Dr. Williams took as his text: "Let him that stole steal no more.” Eph. 4:28. He said: "The franchise is a sacred right. Man Is responsible to God as well as man for its exercise. In the use of that prerogative the withholding of a ballot is oftentimes a voter’s best method of presenting a conviction. The freest ballot system is the surest manner of securing intelligent and conscientious citizenship. Pure govern ment can only be secured by such citizenship. “In the exercise of such right, on a well-conceived conception of my pub lic duty, I remained away from the polls during the late gubernatorial election. “Notwithstanding this fact the vot ing lists in the possession of the State Department at the Capitol show that one A. M. Williams, Third Dis trict, Chatham county, was voted on that day. ‘The Press' investigation confirms this statement, giving 599 as the number of the ballot. In plain English my vote was stolen. Mure Precious Than Money. “Had SIOO been stolen from me I would have had universal sympathy and the detectives would have been set to work. My ballot is more pre cious to me than any amount of money. When I protest against Its robbery the politicians seek in every way to make me odious. "According to my political creed, the ballot is a sacred heritage. It is the sign of a freeman. It is the pledge of sound government. It is the basis of civic righteousness. The obligation in volved in the privilege is assumed by me with sincerity, seriousness, earnest ness. The disposition to trifle, with it. to treat it as a sham, to defile it with fraud I detest. This is the offense which justifies the character of ‘the one discordant element.’ "Appreciation of the franchise has ever been a part of my sense of man hood. The pride of the November morning when 1 cast my first vote for President still warms my heart. It was for Samuel J. Tilden, the great patriot, the mighty Democratic reform er, the foe of fraud, the successful prosecutor of political corruption. “Ever since I have regarded the trust as most sacred. To every issue I have given close attention, full read ing, careful study in the effort to ar rive at just conclusions. My judgments have been the result of painstaking consideration and conscientious en deavor. Excuse the mention of another habit. Regarding voting as a religious duty, I have gone from my closest to the polls just as I enter my pulpit, with prayer. “My Ballot Was Stolen.” "Such being my conviction what a fearful shock it is to find my ballot stolen. Robbed of my sacred right what is left but solemn protest. That which could not be bought with all the world's money is basely purloin ed. That which, all the armies of the earth could not coerce is forced by fraud to do the will of others. That which all the howling, mobs of time serving opinion cannot intimidate i3 thievishly dedicated to the service of the unscrupulous politician. "Nor am I alone. There were about 4,000 other stolen ballots iij the same election. I had a glimpse into the vot ing lists held by the Secretary of State. Without written application for permission, passed on by the at torney general. I could not make notes or copy names. Being limited in time and desiring to avoid publicity I did not use that formality. Hence I had to depend on my memory. That is reasonably accurate. I give you a sample, enough to show the quality of the whole, just as the cotton buyer tests his goods. From this knowledge I give both direct and circumstantial evidence to establish my charge. "Direct—Opening the first book that comes to hand I see ‘Gad D. Bryan. Jr.’ The name is familiar. In jail was the last report as to his location. If the jailer did his duty, and he claims he did, how could Bryan vote. Ballot 599 is credited to me. The near est I got to the polls was the west side of Bull street. My memory held a number of names of prominent cit izens. Since my return personal in quiry shows three who actually voted, all the others were voted without their knowledge or consent. Enough such cases are In my possession to estab lish the wholesale fraud. .Voting by Proxy. "Another illustration of this class of evidence is that of a man who told me he was on his way to the polls when he was informed It was unneces sary, as he had already been voted. Proxy voting, when and who legal ised ‘it? “The circumstantial evidence of fraud is sufficient to convict. Every man got identically the same vote, 4,520. In an honestly returned elec tion this is never the case. Mistakes will occur. Somebody will strike. Such was the case all over the state In this election. The very smoothness of the vote shows doctoring. You notice, too, It is the multiple of ten. . “The boast was made the other night that our local political machine was the best in the land. Of course, it is. Nobody ever doubted it. You desire education in corrupt machine politics. High School, Tammany. New York. College, the Republican machine In Philadelphia. Post-graduate course, the Savannah machine. It has reduced It to a fine art. Did any machine ever do a neater Job? No odd num bers. All strikers neatly trimmed. Let Tammany send down a committee to learn the best way to do It. Poll a small vote, add a cipher, doctor the lists. All will be satisfied except the one discordant element. Machine poli tics soon produces machine voting. Then all that Is needed Is the In fallible declaration of the boss that It is right. Shame: It Is practical dis franchisement of Intelligence, con science and Independence. In Alphabetical Order. “Again, fraud is proven by the al phabetical order In the voting lists. It would be a most remarkable coin cidence If ten men whose names be gin with the same letter should vote in the order of their registration, one after the other. Such Is shown in Continued on Second Page. WONDERING WHY THEY DIDN’T LOSE MORE. Savannah Men Say Gray Was a Most Engaging Talker. Mr. Leon Ferst, a member of one of the firms, which was swindled by Samuel D. Gray, who was arrested in. Porto Rico, says he is surprised that Gray did not get more money out of the merchants here than he did, he was such a smooth talker. Mr. Ferst says he would have gladly let him h’ave a larger bill of goods, and he thinks others would also have favored him. Gray Impersonated Nathan Mayo, of Summerfleld, Fla., here. Mr. Mayo has a store, and had been a regular patron of a number of the Savannah firms, but had never been to Savan nah, and was not known personally here. Gray, when he first came to Savannah introduced himself to Mr. Oscar Kulman, of the Savannah Wood enware Company and later bought a bill of goods from Mr. Kulman. These goods, however, were shipped to the town of the real Mayo, so that the woodenware company did not lose. It was 'through this shipment that the Savannah firms learned they had been victimized. The real Mayo wrote Mr. Kulman acknowledging the re ceipt of the goods, but stating he had not ordered them. Mr. Kulman at once wired Mr. Mayo to come to Savannah, as someone had been here represent ing to be him, and ordering goods. The firms given in the Morning News yes terday are the only ones that are known to have been swindled. The total of the amount secured from Sa vannah merchants is less than SI,OOO and probably not more than S4OO or SSOO. The merchants are going to try to make the rViilroads handling the goods pay for them, as they were shipped to Nathan Mayo and were delivered to Gray, who was palming himself off as Mayo. Though the merchants were themselves fooled by Gray they want to make the railro'ad pay for also be ing fooled. Gray, according to the Savannah mer chants who were swindled by him, is a man of engaging manners, a smooth talker, and has an open, fi*ank coun tenance, that would lead almost any one to trust him. BIG CIRCUS WILL ARRIVE AT 6 THIS MORNING. Another Day of Demoralization for Yount; Folks of Savannah. Demoralization will reign among juvenile Savannahians to-day. The Forepaugh-Sells Brothers big cir cus will reach Savannah this morning at 6 o’clock and at 10 the big parade will wind its glittering length through the street to the accompanying strains of a dozen brass bands, a shrieking calliope and the clatter of innumerable hoofs. The advent of the largest cricus in the world is a matter to be counted much in the life of the average small boy and girl. It means much to the head of the household from the requi sitions that are made on the family purse for the price of admission; it means much to anxious mothers who are ever solicitous about the safety of thq youngsters in the large crowds; it means much to the school teachers who find it almost impossible to di rect the aim of the young idea just learning to shoot; it means much to business men, the police, the street car companies, the lunch vendors and the circus people themselves, but most of all it is a history making event in the life of Young America. Forepaugh & Sells is a household word over the entire country. The show is acknowledged as one of the largest ever conceived of its kind. Ow ing to the laws of Georgia, which op poses the running of freight trains on Sunday, the show did not leave Augusta, where it appeared Saturday, until 12 o’clock last night, and will reach Savannah at 5 o’clock this morning. Mr. J. H. Davis, press rep resentative of the show, reached Sa vannah last night and reports flatter ing business everywhere the show has -appeared. The circus will arrive in three sec tions. There aje in all seventy-six cars, each sixty feet long. So expe ditiously do the 817 people on the cir cus pay roll handle the Contents of these trains, it Is possible to com mence the exhibition in four hours after the cars have been put in po sition. The loading and unloading of an American circus has attracted the at tention of the military powers of the world, manv of whom have sent at taches to this country to travel with the shows and mark the marvelous system exercised in performing the great task each day. To older people this is the most interesting feature of the appearance of the larger cir cuses. The Forepaugh & Sells circus is val ued at $4,000,000. The tent now used is said to be the largest ever manu factured. There are five center poles to the main tent. Three rings and one stage are used in the perform ances, as many as twelve acts being in progress at one time. Four hundred horses are transport ed with the show, 16 elephants, 27 cam els and there are 817 people on the pay roll. The daily expenses of the show are in excess of $5,000. The pa rade is a mile long. Mr. Louis Sells is the general manager. The parade will traverse all of the principal business districts of the city, leaving the grounds at 10 o'clock. llon't Fall to Take 111 The great carnival at Jacksonville. Oct. 24 to 29. inclusive. The Atlantic Coast Line will sell round trip tickets at the low rate of $5.40 on Oct. 24, 26 and 28, tickets limited to return until Oct. 30. The only line offering three trains daily, leaving Savannah 4:15 a. m., 10:12 a. m. and 4:00 p. m. (city time). For full information consult the ticket agent, ticket office, De Soto Hotel. Both ’phones No. 73.—ad. Abbott’s Emt India Corn Paint. If you would be free of corns and bunions ask your druggist ror Ab bott’s East India Corn Paint. Coins removed as well as bunions and warts without any pain or trouble. Simply apply this wonderful corn paint as di rected.—ad. Don’t Fnll to Take In The great carnival at Jacksonville, Oct. 24 to 29. Inclusive. The Atlantic Coast Line will sell round trip tickets at the low rate of $5.40 on Oct. 24, 26 and 28. tickets limited to return until Oct. 30. „ . The only line offering three trains dally, leaving Savannah 4:15 a. m.. 10:12 a. m. and 4:00 p. m. (city time). For full Information consult the ticket agent, ticket office, De Soto Hotel. Both 'phones No. 73.—ad. A Fall Medicine. Now Is the time to take Oraybeard to fortify your system against ali ments likely lo prey upon you when cool weather takes the place of warm weather. Oraybeard tones up your system makes you eat and digest. Oraybeard may be had at all drug ■tores for SI.OO a bottle.--ad. When Jack Frost .Comes it will cause a rush in our stove and range de partment. Take time by the forelock—let us have your order for stove repair work to-day. A telephone order to No. 189 will cause our stove men to look after your wants. 19 West Broughton Street. Our label on a prescrip tion is the same as the “Ster ling” mark on a piece of silver. It is a guarantee of purity, accuracy, goodness pure medicinal value. You can afford to use plated silver, you cannot afford to have your prescriptions any thing less than “Sterling.” Prescriptions cost no more here. ‘‘Get It at Rowlinskl’s,’' Broughton and Drayton. Onion Sets WHITE, YELLOW, PEARL. Now Is the time to plant. Seed Rye Write us for any seed In formation you may want. J. T. Shuptrine, The Reliable Seedsman, Congress and Jefferson, COTTON and RUBBER CARDEN ROSE. Lawn Sprinklers. . Lawn Mowers. Edward Lovell’s Sons 113 Broughton Street. West. ALLAN BONUS CO., COAL Anthracite in all sites. Jellico Soft Lump. Both Phones 507. LUMBERMEN SUPPLY AND EQUIPMENT CO. 308 East Bay Street, SAVANNAH, GA. Vulcanite Asphalt Roofing. Imported Molasses. 561 Puncheons, 24 hogsheads, IB barrels. Muscovado Molasses, re ceived by bark Letizia. For sale bv C. M. GILBERT & CO.. IMPORTERS. SAVANNAH THEATRR. TO-NIGHT AT 8:15 O’CLOCK, Nixon & Zimmerman present Their Elaborate Production of Willard Spencer's Comedy Opera, “MISS 808 WHITE.” 80—PEOPLE —0 Orchestra $1.50, Balcony SI.OO and 75c. Gallery 25c. nb;irr To-morrow **airr Wilson Barrett’s Great Play, “The Sign of the Cross” Mat. 25c and 50c. Night 25c to $ I vm.Vi'i Wednesday MURRAY AND Mi-sow In the Musical Success of 2 Continents. “An English Daisy.” Seats to-dsy. Mat 25c and 50c. Night 25c to SI.OO. , „ Thurs. Night—‘‘The Sultan of Sulu. Beau to-morrow.