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R OSEVELT TO BE INVITED TO COME ON VISIT TO SAVANNAH IJF |OrTBEKX TRIP FOR PRESI DENT IS CARRIED OCT. Even If the Proposed Trip la Aban doned. the President and Hia Cab inet Will Probably Be Invited Here. When the Sew City Hall Is Opened—Mayor Myers Says Ther£ Is no Oeeaslon Sow for the City to Invite Mr. Roosevelt. If President Roosevelt decides upon a trip South as is thought, he will be In vited to come to Savannah. Mayor Myers made this announce ment yesterday, though he said just at this time there is no occasion for the city to issue an invitation. An invitation from the trade bodies here at this time might be all right, the Mayor thinks, but he does not believe the city should issue an invitation un less there is some special occasion. If the Southern trip is positively deter mined. the Mayor says Savannah will Otic President Roosevelt to come here. “I think it would be a very desira ble thing to have the President come to Savannah," said Mayor Myers. I think he would understand the people better after a visit to a Southern city." Even before the Southern trip for the President was suggested. Mayor Myers had been thinking of inviting the President and the cabinet to visit the city on some special occasion. He intimated yesterday that this might still be done, regardless of whether the trip now proposed is made. The opening of the City Hall will prob ably be the occasion for the invita tion. Though no plans have been made by the city officials at all yet, it is known that the completion and opening of the Citv Hall will be marked with elaborate ceremonies. The occasion will be a gala one, as the erection of the building is gen erally regarded as marking the pro gressive era upon which the city has entered. The probabilities are that President Roosevelt and his cabinet officers will be invited to visit the city at that time, as guests of the city, though an invita tion may be issued at an earlier date. ARTIFICIAL STONE WALK BESIDE COLONIAL PARK. Among the Improvement* Proposed for Next Tear ly City. Among the minor improvements con templated by the city officials for next year is the laying of an artificial atone sidewalk on Oglethorpe avenue adjoin ing Colonial Park. The brick walk is badly worn and the new pavement is needed. Now that the city offices are located at police headquarters, the walk is used a great deal, not only by the city officials and employes, but also by the public generally. The walk, bound ed on either side by beautiful palmet tos, is naturally one of the prettiest In the city. With a stone pavement It would make one of the most attrac tive promenades in the country. It is also proposed to move the poles, which mar the beauty of the avenue of palmettos. Those officials who favor the improvement say the walk can eas ily be made the prettiest in the coun try. Connecting with the cement walks already laid in the park, it will make the park itself much more attractive. CITY BUSINESS CENSUS HAS BEEN STARTED. Deputy Marshal Expect* to Find Healthy Increase In Trade. The annual business census, which Is pepared by the city, was started by Deputy Marshal Hussey yesterday. It will probably take a week or more to complete the census, though a large section of the city was covered in the day's work. "X, of course, have not yet progressed far enough to tell how it is going to turn out this year,” said Deputy Hus sey, “but I am satisfied there will be quite an increase in almost all lines of trade shown. The new places I know of having been opened during the year leads me to this conclusion.” The business census is prepared for use by the marshal’s office in collecting specific taxes. A classified list of ev ery individual and firm In the city en gaged in business is made so they may toe readily found when licenses become due. GRAIN COMBINE LOSES ANOTHER CITY CONTRACT. Ilreet* and l.ane* Feed Order Goes to Ontnide Firm. The grain combine received another blow yesterday, when bids for furnish ing the Streets and Lanes Department of the city with feed for the month of December, were opened. This contract as well as the one for furnishing the Are department with feed, was lost by the members of the combine. Dougan & Sheftall were awarded the Streets and Lanes contract. There were only three firms to submit bids. Two of the firms named prices that ■were the same. The bid of Dougan -i Sheftall was much lower and the con tract was given that firm. The loss of city contracts will prob ably break up the combine for a time. Several months ago firms outside the combine entered bids and broke it up for a time. After a few w3ks, how ever, the combine again got together. Al'TO HIT BICYCLIST. Mr. W. J. B. Adams, while riding- a bicycle on Bryan gtreet, near Bull, early yesterday afternoon was run Into by an automobile of the Electric Sup play Company, knocked from his wheel and badly bruised. The bicycle, which new, was demolished. The auto mobile was driven by a negro. Mr. Adams claims the accident was due to carelessness on the part of the driver of the machine. Ynnr Attention, Ladles! No lace curtain sale to-day, but an awfully big one to-morrow. Manufac turers' sample curtains and manufac turers’ slightly Imperfect curtains. The latter are three and three and one-half yards long. The most exciting lace cur tain offer ever known starts at 11 cents to-morrow at 10 o'clock.—ad. N#( !•# If you wen* a Mtelnway piano for SIOO you can find It at Murphy's Wars r*ema. Itt Hull street, under Guards' Armory.—ad. ALDERMAN’S SQUIRRELS AND CHAIRMAN DAFFIN. Aid. Dixon Hh* Thing* to Say About Baltimore Pete. "Chairman Daffln of the Park and Tree Commission is for all the world like an old setting hen that has lost all of her chickens—He's always scratching for trouble.” The above from Chairman of Coun cil James M. Dixon yesterday was prompted bv the fact that Chairman Daflin of the Park and Tree Commis sion had stated, in an Interview in the Morning News, that only the squir rels put in Forsyth Park by the Com mission are there, and that he had seen nothing of the Baltimore squirrels. "Chairman Daffin is always looking for trouble,” said Alderman Dixon, “but I cannot permit his latest state ment to pass unnoticed. I know he is never happier than when rowing with somebody connected with the city gov ernment, and while I dislike to give him the pleasure of knowing he has managed to pull a shot or two from me I cannot, under the circumstances, re frain from having a word to say. "The readers of the Morning News knew that several gray squirrels were to be shipped me by the authorities in Baltimore, and they knew when they arrived. I was accompanied by a rep resentative of the Morning News when I released the squirrels in the park. They were carried out in a wagon from the police department. Now it may be true that Chairman Daffin has not seen them. But there are so many things he does see there is no wonder a little thing like a squirrel should be overlooked. “Still the squirrels have not starved, because the very excellent chairman of the Park and Tree Commission has not seen them. No indeed, for quite a number of people have told me they have seen the squirrels, and some of them have induced the little fellows to eat what has been offered. The squir rels from Baltimore are much larger than those that were put into the park by Mr. Baffin's commission. "Of course I know Mr. Daffin is not jealous of the Baltimore squirrels, and I am equally as certain he is glad to have citizens, or even city officials, put the proper sort of pets in the parks and squares. This takes me back to where I started. Chairman Daffln appears never to be happy unless he is in a quarrel with someone.” cqronerTays 'shooting WAS ACCIDENTAL. Negro I*nt Victim'* Body in Wheel barrow and Carried It Home. Coroner Keller yesterday morning investigated the killing of Albert Har ris by Stephen Bond at Montgomery Tuesday night, and decided that the killing was purely accidental, the facts showing that the boys were engaged in a scuffle for a gun. No report of the tragedy was made to the authori ties until yesterday morning. Both of the boys were about 12 years of age, and were scuffling for the possession of a gun which belonged to Robert Barney, aged 15 years. Ac cording to statements made to the cor oner the gun was accidentally dis charged, the entire load entering Har ris' right side, tearing him to pieces. Coroner Keller says the slayer did not run away after he had killed Har ris, but put him in a wheelbarrow and carried him to the dead boy’s home. Deputy Sheriff Meldrlm was detailed to go out and investigate the case, and if possible to arrest the slayer. Up to a late hour he had not reported. MR. HEFFER NAN’PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT CASHIER. Announcement was made yesterday by the officials of the Southern Bank, that Mr. Joseph Hefternan, correspond ing clerk of the bank, had been pro moted to the position of assistant cash ier, effective to-day. Mr. Hefternan is a popular young man, both socially and in a business way, and the announcement of this much merited promotion will be a source of gratification to his friends. Mr. Hefternan first became connected with the Southern Bank in 1890, and has been gradually promoted to his present responsible position. BUILDING RECORD FOR THE MONTH JUST ENDED. There were sixty-one building per mits issued by the city during the month of November, against seventy two issued during the same period of 1903. Though there is a slight decrease in the number of permits, the value of the buildings for which they were is sued greatly exceeds the value of those in November of last year. Under the system now in use one permit is often made to cover a number of buildings. SENATOR-ELECT* FOY SUMMONED BEFORE JURY. Senator-elect John E. Foy of Egypt was in the city yesterday morning to answer a subpoena to appear before the United States grand jury. Mr. Foy was present when the grand jury met, but was not called before that body. So far as ts known by Mr. Foy, no indictment was returned in alleged peonage cases. SERVED ON GANG HERE. It developed yesterday that John H. King, under arrest in New York for the alleged theft of sllO, and who gave his residence as Savannah, did reside here a short while. He was here long enough to do thirty days on the chain gang for passing a worthless check for $5. King passed the check on a Chinese laundryman and was arrested. That Is about the extent of his residence in Savannah. It was not long enough for his name to find its way into a city directory. WOI'LD AID CAPT’. BRI'YN. Lieut. Col. J. 8. Cone of the Forty seventh Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, Confederate States army, in a note dated Statesboro, the 27th. and ad dressed to Col. J. H. Estlil, says: "Capt. De Witt Rruyn commanded Company K of my old regiment and I would be glad to aid him In getting a pension." CALI- DOCKET NATI HDAY. Notice is given the members of the bar that on Saturday the civil and criminal docket* of the Superior Court will he called for the assignment of cases for trlsl at the December term. If you want practical aid In select ing, full value, one price, no misrep resentation, square dealing and hon •at instrument*, call at Murphy'* Pl ano Woraroom*, >44 Bull street, under i Guard*' Armory .—ad. SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY. DECEMBER 1. 1904. HAVE OVERDRAWN APPROPRIATIONS SOME CITY DEPARTMENTS HAVE ALREADY SPENT MORE THAN WAS GIVEN' THEM. How City Department* Will Stand nt End of Year—Some of Them Will Have Small Balance*, hut Only Waterworks Department Will Carry Over u Large Sum—Offi cial* Are Beginning to Figure on Next Year’* Budget. The careful watch which Mayor Myers is keeping on all the depart ments of the city has disclosed the fact that a number of them are already overdrawn and that others will be be fore the end of the year. The Mayor has given instructions that the bills of all the departments that have used up their appropriations be held up until they are submitted to him, and only expenses that are absolutely necessary are to be allow ed. Among the departments that are overdrawn, or will be before the end of the year, are the health department, fire, the police, the harbor and wharves, house drainage, house drain age maintenance and storm sewers. Other of the departments have a very narrow margin and some of them may exceed their appropriation. To avoid this, if possible, Mayor Myers is care fully watching all bills. Financial Statement. A financial statement of all the de partments, showing the appropriations and the amounts that have been spent, will be prepared for the Mayor as soon as the bills for the next meeting of Council are put in. A similar state ment was prepared just before the last meeting, and It was then learned for the first time that some of the depart ments had gone beyond their appropri ations. Though the number of departments to overdraw this year is larger than usual, the total amount is not excep tionally large. The fire department will exceed, its appropriation by almut sl,- 500. This department has the distinc tion of always overdrawing. The po lice appropriation will be exceeded by a small sum, probably not over S2OO or S3OO. The overdraft in the health de partment will probably be larger, but the exact amount is not known. How Other* Stand. House drainage will be overdrawn about $2,000 and house drainage mainte nance only a small sum. Storm sewers will be overdrawn something like SI,OOO probably less. The overdraft for har bor and wharves is only slight. The waterworks will carry over a good balance, the largest of any of the city departments. The City Mar ket now has a small sum on hand and it is not thought this will be over drawn. The dispensary likewise has a small balance. A small portion of the appropriation for incidentals will be carried over. The scavenger depart ment and the streets and lanes de partment will each be within its ap propriation, it is thought. The appro priation for the scavenger contract with the street railway company has been exceeded, but this is due to the fact that the county has not paid its share of the money. Preparing for Budget. The officials arp now preparing to got to work on the budget for next year. When the statement showing the condition of each of the depart ments is prepared for the Mayor, it will bo made up on a blank with spaces left for next year’s appropria tions. The aldermen can then see, while they are deciding about next year's appropriations, just how each of the departments came out this year. The actual work on the budget will not begin until after the next meet ing of Council, but already the officials are at work. The moat important item in next year’s appropriations will be the sum set aside for the City Hall. Until this amount is determined noth ing will be decided about the budget. It is known, however, that any in crease in regular appropriations will be opposed by the Mayor, and it Is not believed any will be made. BORROWEDBLANKET ALMOST CAUSED FIGHT. Jane Brown swore out a warrant for attempted assault against Isaiah Jones before Justice Wickham yester day. Jones is charged with attempt ing to strike the woman with an ax. The trouble arose because Jane, with out the permission of Isaiah, used his blanket Monday night. Isaiah claims when he recovered the blanket and used it Tuesday night, the possession of his bed was disputed by strange bed fellows. When he mentioned the fact next morning, Jane did not seem to like the insinuation. By way of ex pressing her extreme dislike for his remarks, she caught him in the collar ahd proceeded to give him a strenuous lecture. Isaiah remonstrated by pick ing up an ax with the mild intention of stopping Jane. He was prevented from carrying out his intentions, it is alleged by several negro women. POLICE MAKING ’WAR~ ON BICYCLE RIDERS. A determined effort is being made by the police to stop the continued vi olations of the bicycle ordinances which have been much In evidence re cently. Riding on sidewalks and rid ing at night without a light are the chief offenses complained of. John Cuthbert was arraigned in Po lice Court yesterday morning on the charge of riding on the sidewalk and also with not having a lamp on his bicycle after dark. He was fined $3 or five days. LONG NAME SOCIETY WILL MEET TO-DAY. There will be a meeting of the So ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Catholic Library Hall. The election of officers will take place and the work of the aociety will be outlined. The public Is earnestly requested to attend the meeting. Lave Curtain* Start at lie. At the manufacturers' lace curtain sale to-morrow at 10 o’clock. Rush scene* live after being seen at Adler's, but the one here announced will be the largest of ail. Adler's.—ad. Natlaa, If you want a Guild piano for s*s you can find It at Murphy's Piano Warerooma, 34 Bull street, under Guards A IVY to i y,—ad. WILL PROBABLY CONDEMN GASTON ST. PAVEMENT. Mayor Myers Favor* Repairing the Street With Brick. Now that the Gaston street paving case has been withdrawn from the United States court it is probable the street will be paved with vitrified brick, as was proposed in the ordinance to which the residents objected. It is not thought that the residents will again object to the pavement. A number of them, who formerly op posed it, have expressed themselves as not objecting to it now. The city de sires to pave the street and will do so if there is no objection from the property owners. It has been suggest ed that the owners be credited, when the street is paved, with the amounts paid on the old shell pavement, but it is not believed the aldermen will agree to this. Mayor Myers stated yesterday that he favored repaving the street. The pavement now down will be examined by the proper officials, the Mayor says, to see if anew pavement is needed. If they report it is needed, an ordi nance for the paving of the street will be introduced. If the property own ers should make serious objection to the pavement, the city will not press the matter, the Mayor says. "There are too many streets where the owners want the paving,” explain ed the Mayor, “to bother with this street if the owners are against it. I think the street should be paved, though, and I doubt if there will be the same objection this time.” ARGUED HIS OWN CASE~ BEFORE JUDGE SPEER. Isaac 'Whitehead Called Heavenly Host* to Witness. Isaac Whitehead, an aged country negro, was convicted yesterday in the United States court of having made a false claim for pension. The old man was very ignorant and Judge Speer stated under the circum stances he thought a light sentence should be imposed. He sentenced the prisoner to pay a fine of SIOO or serve 60 days in jail. Whitehead goes to jail. The feature of the case was the way the old man plead his cause. His voice was loud and his gestures wild, and his expressions were far from those usual ly heard in a court room. A plea of guilty was entered by counsel for the old man and then, when asked to make a statement he said: "In the name of God, before the most noblest man In our state, I am thank ful to know I’m prepared to talk for myself, trusting in the Lord and pray ing that everyone in this house may take notice of what I say. In the name of the Lord in 1865, I was mustered in as a soldier and in ’66 was muster ed out and come home. “I made application for pension dur ing Mr. Harrison’s term, but let it lull during Mr. Cleveland’s term. In Mr. McKinley's term I made it again. They say I haint got good sense. My head has been busted open and I lost part of my wit. I know by the way tt comes and then goes away from me. If I have done something dis legal, I don’t know it and I don’t aim to do nothing wrong. In the name of the Lord, amen.” SAFE BLOWERS LEAVE IN CHARGE OF OFFICERS. Ji Chained Together MUler and Kline Taken Aw ay. Miller and Kline, the convicted Guy ton safe blowers, were taken from the Chatham county jail yesterday morn ing by Capt. Harvey Of the state camp at Jakin, Ga., and carried to Jakin, where they will commence serving their sentence of ten years. Owing to the desperate nature of the two men, they were heavily manacled and locked together by a chain. Capt. Harvey was accompanied by Deputy Graham, the first man sent for the prisoners, who decided not to attempt to take the two criminals alone. FOREST CITY’HARBOR” ELECTS NEW OFFICERS. Forest City Harbor, No. 36, A. A. of M. and P. of S. V., held its regu lar voyage at the pilots' office on Bay street, east, last night, and elected officers for the coming year. The officers chosen were: Captain—J. W. Daniels. First Pilot—J. A. Brown. Second Pilot—L. W. Fleetwood. C. C. and Purser —W. T. Daniels, Jr. Chaplain—W. T. Daniels. W. T. Daniels, Jr., was also chosen representative to the grand harbor, which meets in Washington, In Jan uary, and W. T. Daniels was elected alternate representative. A smoker was enjoyed by the mem bers after the election. FIRE CHIEF SICK; BID NOT OPENED. Owing to the indisposition of Supt. Maguire, of the fire department, no step was taken yesterday towards the removal of the hundred or more poles that have been condemned in the west ern section of the city. Bids were advertised for and one was submitted. It would have been opened if the fire chief had been well. It will probably be opened >to-day or to-morrow. Supt. Maguire wab In bed all of yesterday, but he was some bet ter last night, and It Is thought he will be able to be out soon. HAS STOOD THIS TEST 2S YEARS. Grove's Tasteless Chill Tenic. The first and original tasteless chill tonic. 50 cents.—ad. At Adler's to-day, Friday and Sat urday, Mrs. Dean of New York, the expert corset lecturer, will give an all day demonstration In 'behalf of the world-famous La Vida corset. Mrs. Dean understands like no other corset expert In America does to fit and ad vise on the style of each particular figure, and gives advice free.—ad. A New Train to Washington and Now York. Southern Railway announces reln auguration of Us palatial noon train out of Savannah for the East, leaving 1 p.m..Central time, dally. This, a solid veitlbuled train,with most modern day coaches, Pullman drawing room sleep ing cars of latest design, and the fa mous unequaled dining cars of the Southern Railway. Any desired lnfor- D.ation given or Pullman raaervotlone made bv city ticket office, 141 Bull street; 'phono* 850.—ad. To-day at Adler's, demonstration of the world-famous La Vida corsets by Mrs. Dean, the well known corset ex pert. Mr*. Dean demonetrates to-dev. to-morrow and Saturday, and though her lectures are of the widest benefit to women, there la no tdrlcaHid, WILL IDENTIFY HER ASSAILANT MISS BOUYER COMES TO'DAY. WILL COME WITH BROTHER TO IDENTIFY JEFFERSON. Deputy Sheriff Britt Says There IB no Doubt of the Identity of the Negro as He Made a Confession When It Was Mentioned He Would Be Taken to Augusta for Identifi cation—. Jefferson Still Strenuously Denle* Hl* Guilt. Miss Zadie Bouyer, accompanied by her brother, is expected in Savannah to-day to identify Charles Jefferson, the negro who was brought to Savannah from Augusta Tuesday for safe keep ing. Miss Bouyer was expected yes terday. Jefferson strenuously denies he is the man wanted, but Officer Britt, who brought him to Savannah says he is the man. When seen by a Morning News reporter yesterday Jefferson made a statement which was confus ing. He talked at random, referring to the crime with which he is accused as little as possible. He said he was at a brick yard near the young lady’s home when he was arrested and had been there some time. He said he could, prove this by several witnesses. According to Deputy Britt’s story when Jefferson was arrested by Coun ty Policeman Belden his first question was what he was wanted for. The officer told him he would find out pret ty soon. When Deputy Britt started to the jail with the man to have him identified by Miss Bouyer he confess ed he was the man and begged not be carried to the city, it is alleged. After a hasty consultation over the telephone with Judge Eve the prisoner was driven to Mcßean, a small station on the Central of Georgia Railway, and brought to Savannah. Was Alone In Houne. According to Deputy Britt’s state ment, Miss Bouyer was alone in the house at the time. The door was standing open at the side entrance and she was near it. Jefferson came to the door and asked if she had any wood to cut. She replied in the nega tive. The negro still stood about, and Miss Bouyer attempted to close the door. Jefferson spra lg forward, grabbed Miss Bouyer and endeavored to close the door. The young lady, very much frightened, struggled to free herself from the negro's grasp, and almost at the same time began to scream. The negro made a desperate effort to cut off her screams by choking her. Al though leaving his finger prints on her neck, he was evidently unsuccessful in securing the proper hold on her. He also tried to gag her by forcing his hand into her mouth. Miss Bouyer continued to scream and tried to bite his hand. How Negro Eneaped. Failing to stop her screams, ni:d knowing help would soon tie oh' the scene, Jefferson pushed her to the flodr, and dashed out of the house. He was met on the sidewalk i>y several men, who asked him what the trouble was; and he replied that someone was beating his wife. The men were thrown off by this statement and hurried on to the house, letting the negro go. Jefferson ran to Greene street and disappeared. When the men heard the true story he was oui of sight. The alarm was quickly given and a crowd gathered. Mr. Bouyer was notified and imme diately went to his sister. The cxcHe ment was intense for some time. Miss Bouyer suffered from nervous shock. She was in a pitiable condition even later in the day when at the jail, where she remained to identify Jef ferson. She was confident she would be able to identify him, as she had often seen him in the neighborhood. Jefferson appears very nervous, has shifty eyes and a crafty look. While talking he shuts his eyes rapidly and stutters slightly, repeating his sen tences. Although he talked for twen ty minutes yesterday he wandered so in his statement that the whole could be summed up as but a general denial that he was the man wanted. CAB HORSE~KICKED ITSELF TO FREEDOM. Becoming disgusted with the hilarity of its very aggressive master and the two dusky soubrettes in the hack be hind it, the horse drawing John Proc tor’s cab kicked to freedom early yes terday morning, leaving the cab and occupants standing in the middle of Oglethorpe avenue while it galloped back to the stable. Attached to the resentful beast was the harness and shafts of the vehicle, and it is said by an eyewitness that such varied and perfectly aimed kick ing has never been witnessed in Sa vannah before. According to this very appreciative bystander the old nag aotually kicked Dixie on the dashboard, until the shafts finally gave way at their moorings. To Captuliis, Masters, Mates and Sail ors. The latest New York, Boston, Phila delphia and other dally newspapers; weekly Journals and monthly maga zines; books and cheap literature; let ter and note paper, pens and Ink. at Estin’s News Depot, 18 Bull street, corner Bryan street (near U. S. Cus tom House). —ad. Native. If you want to save SSO to SIOO buy your piano at Murphy's Warerooma, 844 Bull street, under Guards' Armory, —ad. loir F.xcnrslnn Rate* Darina Holi day* via Atlantic Con*t Line. On account of Christmas holidays Atlantic Coast Line will sell tickets to all points east of the Mississippi and south of the Potomac rivers at rates, one and one-third fares for the round trip. This includes all stations on the Atlantic Coast Line and connecting lines in the territory described. Tick ets will be sold Dec. 23, 24. 25 and 31, 1904, and Jan. 1, 1905, with return limit Jan. 4. 1905. Tickets at same rates will be sold to teachers and students In schools and colleges on presentation and surrender of certificates signed by superintendents, presidents or princi pals, Dec. 17-24, Inclusive, with return limit Jan. 8, 1905. For further Information apply to ticket agents, I>e Soto Hotel; both 'phones. No. 78, or Union Station; 801 l 285. Georgia 911. It pays to patronise the best servl ’s.—sd. Native. Tf you want a Berrnnre piano for ISA you can find It at Murphy's Plano Waremoms, 144 Bull street, under Guards' Armory.—a 4. COOLIE COOK ARRESTED FOR DESERTING HIS SHIP. Will Be Sent Back ta India by Em igrant Commissioner Carrie. Desk Sergeant Baughn was present ed with the knottiest problem in the history of his connection with the city police department when Israel Bonano, a coolie cook, was carried to police headquarters by Emigrant Commis sioner Currie yesterday afternoon for detention until the facts of the deser tion of the man from the British steamship Indrimayo could be ascer tained and arrangements be made for returning 'the man to India. Bonano deserted his vessel about a week ago, and was arrested by the ship’s watchman yesterday. He was immediately turned over to Commis sioner Currie. When he was carried before Sergt Baughn the sergeant pre emptorily demanded his name. The appearance of the prisoner suggested he was one of the specie usually brought up from Yamaeraw on Sat urday nights. The man stared at the desk sergeant in blank amazement, and Commissioner Currie informed the sergeant that the man was a coolie. The sergeant, while not an expert linguist, can make himself understood fairly well in most of the modern ver sions of the English language, but he is a little backward in his Tibeto-Bur man dialect. After making due ex cuses to the commissioner for his ig norance of what the prisoner was try ing to say the sergeant entered his name on the blotter as Charlie Ka man, which is sufficiently in the prox imity to the title borne by the coolie ip his native land. The coolie will be deported to India. Fnneral of Mr*. Johaiinah Englcrt. The funeral of Mrs. Johannah Eng lert was conducted from the family residence, No. 404 Henry street, east, at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. J. Y. Fair and Rev. W. A. Nistet officiated. The floral emblems were beautiful and numerous. The pall bearers were Messrs. H. C Harden, Joseph Phillips, L. E. McCarthy, J. T. West, J. B. Murphy and Henry Precht. The interment was in Laurel Grove Cemetery. AN ARTICLE OF MERIT. Free Test Distribution of Drake'* Palmetto Wine Being Made in Sa vannah. Less than twelve months ago the name of Drake’s Palmetto Wine was unknown to readers of the Morning News, but it is now a household word among thousands in Savannah and surrounding territory. It is a matter of no little surprise that a meritori ous preparation can win its way into the homes of so many in this brief space of time. The secret, however, can be told in a very few words. The manufacturers, knowing its curative qualities, advertised their preparation and at the same time distributed sev eral thousand test bottles among those who desired to give it a fair trial. The immediate calls upon the druggists for the regular size .bottles demonstrated the fact that the article was one of merit. These same druggists will also bear further evidence to the fact that Drake’s Palmetto Wine will do just what it claims, these facts being glean ed from words of praise from satisfied customers who, after giving it a fair trial and reaping benefits therefrom, desired others to know its merits. In order to further establish Drake's Palmetto Wine among those whom it will benefit, the manufacturers are making another free test destribution in Savannah, a sample bottle of which may be obtained from the following druggist, Masonic Temple Pharmacy, 102 Liberty street, west, corner Whit aker. The reproduction of nearly 100 tes timonials, selected at random from several thousands, speaks volumes for the merits of the preparation. They do not try to prove what it will do for you. A test bottle and fair trial will demonstrate in the most forc ible way. If you are sick and look ing for a cure, they claim to have the remedy that will cure you. Call and secure a test bottle before the supply is exhausted.—ad. Canily Selling at Adler’s Opens to-day. America’s famous can dies, “Powell’s,” in every kind known to fine candy making, are placed on sale this morning. Every piece fresh and pure.* Boxes, sc, 10c, 15c, 25c, 35c and 50c. Adler's.—ad. Notice. If you want an upright piano for $l5O you can find it at Murphy's Piano Warerooma, 344 Bull street, under Guards’ Armory.—-ad. For Sale, Pare Olive Oil. We have the most delicious olive oil in stock that can be had; there is none superior; we guarantee this olive oil to be absolutely pure; It is Import ed by us through the United States Custom House direct here from Nice, France, which place is celebrated for the best olive oil that is made; we can give you this splendid olive oil in bot tles or one-half gallon and gallon cans; it is with pride that we offer this oltve oil now, as we have never be fore had the good fortune to be able to get so pure an article as we have now. Llppman Drug Company, comer Congress and Barnard streets. Savan nah, Ga. —ad. Notice. If you want an artistic piano tuner and repairer’s services leave your or der at Murphy’s Wareroo#B, 344 Bull street, under Guards’ Armory. Georgia ’phone 810.—ad. Two Train* Daily to Eastern Cltlea via Southern Railway. Southern Railway has resumed double dally train service be tween Savannah and the East, leaving Savannah 1 p. m. and 12:15 a. m.. Central time. Both trains car ry Pullman drawing room sleeping cars to Washington and New York elegant day coaches and the finest din ing cars In the world. All trains now operated over the new double track through Virginia and the Southern Railway double-track bridge across the Potomac. Pullman reservations glad ly made or information furnished upon application to E. G. Thomson. C. P. & T. A., 141 Bull street; 'phones 850. ad. _ Hi aboard Air Line Railway. Rest Line to Jacksonville, Florida, null Nonth, The Seaboard Air Line I* the short line, operates Pullman service on all trains to Jacksonville and Tampa, and makes the quickest time. Only four hours, Savannah to Jacksonville. Tick et office. No. 7 Bull street; 'phone 28. —ad. Nolle*. If you want the best piano or organ on earth you will find It sit Murphy's Plano Wardrooms, 844 Bull street, un der Guards' Armory.—ad. The “B/ue Streak” Tribune, A wheel that has many friends in Savannah. It is full of worth and Is never disa p pointing. Many Tribune riders are buying new models. Our easy payment plan just Suits. 19 West Broughton Street. Remember not a need that drug stores supply but by coming here you can get it of the best quality and at prices as little as you can afford to pay. Maybe it’s only one of those co-cent guaranteed hot water bottles—but, remem ber, not a need! “Get It at Rowlinskl's,” Broughton and Drayton. Tetterine Shoud never be overlooked In the treatment of skin diseases. It is sure- to cure! It is an ointment you apply to the spot and It kills tile germs of the disease. Healing, cooling and soothing relief cornea from its first application and the germs being de stroyed nature proceeds to heal the affected part, A box 50 cents. slile’slMK Oongress-Jefferson. Bolton-Montgoniery. ALLAN BOND Li CO, COAL Anthracite in all sizes. Jellico Soft Lamp. Both Phones 507. Lumbermen Supply and Equipment Go. The newest thing in dry kilns. Pries lumber In 24 hours. Costs less than others. Vulcanite asphalt roofing. '"ttw Vulcanite Rubber Roofing. JOHN G. BUTLER Sash, Blinds, Doors, Paints, Oils, Glass, Lime, Cements, Plaster, 20 Congress Street, West. BRENNAN & CO., WHOLES ALU Fruit, Produce, Hay, Grain, Etc. 122 Bay Street, West. Telephone 858. SAVANNAH THEATER. TCLNTGH^^VE^AtTAniTnIGHT^ Murray Comedy Cos. presenting To-night, “MONTE CRISTO.” Sat Mat —“Foxy Grandpa.” Sat. Night—" Trap by Treachery.” Specialties between the acts. Prices 10c, 20c and 80c. BATAIXION, ATTENTION! The Comic Opera, “Sergeant Kitty,” will be here To-morrow Night. Orchestra $1.50 and SI.OO, Balcony SI.OO and 75c, Gallery 50c. Next Mon. Mat and Night—" She rlock Holmes." . HORSE BLANKETS LAP ROBES Leo Frank, Congress and Whitaker Ml*.