Second annual report of Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, mayor, together with the reports of the city officers of the city of Savannah, Ga. for the year ending December 31, 1908 to which are added the commercial statistics of the port, reports of public institutions and ordinances passed during the year 1908

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Annual Reports of the Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, 1855-1923
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Second annual report of Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, mayor, together with the reports of the city officers of the city of Savannah, Ga. for the year ending December 31, 1908 to which are added the commercial statistics of the port, reports of public institutions and ordinances passed during the year 1908
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TOGETHER WITH THE
REPORTS OF THE CITY OFFICERS
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
FOR THE TEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 19O8
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M C M I X
MAYOR AND ALDERMEN FOR 1908 AND 1909
Mayor
GEORGE W. TIEDEMAN
Chairman of Council
ABE S. GUCKENHEIMER
Vice-Chairman of Council
W. F. McCAULEY
F. C. BATTEY
J. H. H. ENTELMAN
J. B. <JAUDRY
G. A. GORDON
A. S. GUCKENHEIMER
R. M. HULL
Aldermen
M. J. KAVANAUGH
W. F. McCAULEY
J. F. PERRITT
A. VETSBURG
C. G. WILKINSON
H. E. WILSON
COMMISSIONS, 1908 AND 1909.
Park and Tree
P. D. Daffin, Chairman
Geo. J. Baldwin Chas. S. Ellis
S. E. Theus I. A. Solomons
Sinking Fund
Geo. J. Mills, Chairman
S. Herman, Vice-Chairman E. W. Bell
Chas. G. Bell, Secretary John Lyons
Pilotage
Jas. M. Barnard, Chairman
Geo. P. Walker W. W. Williamson
Van B. Avery Joseph Hull
J. Florence Minis T. Cooper Harris, Secretary
Masste School
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman
Alderman W. F. McCawley Dr. H. W. Hee
CITY OFFICERS, 1908 AND 1909
Mayor............................. George W. Tiedeman
Secretary to the Mayor..................... Neyle Colquitt
Clerk of Council.............................N. P. Corish
Assistant Clerk of Council.............Chas. V. Hernandez
Bacteriologist.......................... Dr. V. H. Bassett
Chief of Police.............................W. G. Austin
ist Lieutenant of Police......................S. N. Harris
zd Lieutenant of Police....................Joseph McCool
3d Lieutenant of Police.....................T. C. Murphj
City Treasurer .............................C. S. Hardee
City Engineer............................. J. W. Howard
City Engineer (Assistant)..............W. O'D. Rockwell
City Attorney............................... S. B. Adams
City Marshal...........................Fred Wessels, Jr.
Deputy City Marshal...................... Wilkie Brown
City Physicians (2 white).. Lawrence Lee and R. V. Harris
City Physicians (2 colored)......J. H. Bugg and P. E. Love
Clerk of the Market.........................T. B. Gracen
Clerk of the Market (Assistant)............G. B. Whatley
Director of Public Works..................Harry Will ink
Harbor Master................................ John Carr
Health Officer............................W. F. Brunner
Chief Sanitary Inspector................ Henry G. Greene
Food Inspector........................... Simon A. Weil
Inspectors of Naval StoresLewis Bliss, R. B. Jewett, W.
R. Powell, J. E. Register, J. C. Register, J. F. Bliss, Jas.
T. Wells and Nat. Harrison.
Inspector of Buildings........................H. Bartlett
Keeper Laurel Grove Cemetery............A. B. La Roche
Keeper Laurel Grove Cemetery (colored)... .Henry Willis
Keeper City Dispensary....................F. B. Durham
Assistant Keeper Dispensary.................J. D. Harms
Port Warden.............................W. H. Spencer
Plumbing Inspector........................... A. Robider
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City Officers, 1908 and 1909Continued
Recorder...............................John E. Schwarz
Superintendent Scavenger Department..... Thomas Cooley
Superintendent Fire Department.......Thomas Ballantyne
Assistant Superintendent Fire Department.... J. J. Connally
Superintendent Waterworks. ...................J. P. Figg
Consulting Engineer Waterworks............H. S. Jaudon
Tax Assessors, Chairman....................H. S. Dreese
Tax Assessors (Two).. .A. B. Palmer and C. H. Konemann
Custodian City Hall......................R. W. Ferguson
BUDGET FOR 1909
Ordinance read in Council for the first time December
16, 1908, read a second time December 30, 1908, amended,
placed upon its passage and passed.
By Committee of the Whole
BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 1909
Fixed Expenses for 1909
Interest on bonded debt...................... $105,000.00
Sinking fund ................................. 25,000.00
$130,000.00
Maintenance of Regular City Departments.
Departments Appropriation
Bacteriological Laboratory . ..................$ 7,ooo.oc
Bonaventure Cemetery . ...................... 5,000.00
Board of Health . ............................ 18,730.00
Charity ..................................... 5,000.00
City clocks .................................. 400.00
City Hall, maintenance and insurance........... 6,000.00
City lighting ................................. 18,500.00
Disoensary .................................. 4,500.00
Drainage and dry culture . ..................... 11,000.00
Fire department and uniforms................. 113,000.00
Harbor and wharves . ........................ 2,500.00
Harbor improvements and advertising.......... 1,000.00
Hospitals, white . ............................ 13,500.00
Hospitals, colored (trustees appointed by city).. 900.00
House drainage . ............................. 3,500.00
Incidentals, including office charity............. 5,000.00
Law department, incidentals .................. 600.00
Laurel Grove Cemetery . ...................... 5.000.00
Market ...................................... 5,000.00
Notes for park purposes....................... 14.730.00
Opening streets, including deferred payments and
interest on outstanding notes............ 37.500.00
Parks and squares . .......................... 12,000.00
Police and uniforms . ........................ 130,000.00
Police reserves . ............................. 3,250.00
Budget for 1909Continued.
Printing and stationery . .....................$ 4,500.00
Public library, white . ......................... 4,200.00
Public library, colored (trustees appointed by
city) .................................. 360.00
Plumbing inspector . ......................... 1,750.00
Storm sewers ................................ 3,000.00
Salaries, including Aldermen . ................. 50,000.00
Scavenger Department . ...................... 47,000.00
Scavenger Department, Electric Railway contract with County . ..................... 5,547.50
Sink Department (O. E. M.)................... 5,000.00
Streets and lanes . ............................ 75,000.00
Streets, asphalt notes and work................ 44.783.00
Streets, resurfacing (gravel and shell).......... 6,000.00
Waterworks (new) . .......................... 44,000.00
Waterworks (old) . .......................... 10,000.00
Total .................................$724,750.50
New Improvements to be Made in 1909 to be Passed on by
Council Before Expenditure.
Board of Health (steam chamber) ..............$ 2,000.00
Fire Department, new station . ................ 7,500.00
Fire Department, apparatus . .................. 7,000.00
Grading new streets . ........................ 5,000.00
Improvement Gamewell System . .............. 2,500.00
Paving streets . .............................. 55.000.00
Waterworks, extension and improvements...... 14,000.00
Tree planting (to be designated)............... 2,000.00
Daffin Park .................................. 2,000.00
Storm sewers (new) . ......................... 7,300.00
$104.300.00
Total Budget for Year 1909............. .$959,050.50
Retirement of Bonds.
Issue of 1879, due February i, 1909...........82,610,000.00
INDEX
Page
Assessments for Taxation for Fourteen Years 350
Bacteriological Laboratory, Four Views of214-215
Bank Clearings at Savannah for Thirteen Years338-339
Board of Sanitary Commissioners185-213
Board of Tax Assessors 33,34
Bonaventure Cemetery 255
Bonded Debt 25-26
Budget for 1909- 7,8
Building Inspector 32
Charity Hospital 271,272
Chief of Police 37-66
City Attorney _263-266
City Bacteriologist 215-227
City Dispensary 233,234
City Engineer ___________-___147-182
City Marshal ____________________ 28-31
City Officers 5,6
City Physicians _229-232
City Treasurer _____-102-116
Clerk of the Market_______-__- 257
Commissioners - 4
Communications and Reports to Council in 1908461-478
Comparative Railway Distances 344
Director of Public Works___________ J__-________129-143
Electric Inspector 96
Fire Inspector __ 97.98
Georgia Infirmary ___-276,277
Harbor Master _259,260
Health Officer ____________________________185-213
Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten Association321-335
Laurel Grove Cemetery_______________ 254
Mayor and Aldermen________________ 3
Mayor's Annual Message___ 13-21
Ordinances Passed in 1908_____________________355-438
Park and Tree Commission_________________239-253
Park View Sanitarium_______________________273,274
Plumbing Inspector -________235,236
Public Institutions .___________269-277
Public Library _________._____________________281-316
Public Library (colored)__'..............................317,318
Recorder of Police Court___.___________ 67-72
INDEXContinued
Page
Resolutions Adopted in 1908________________439-460
Savannah Bank Clearings Compared with Nine Other Cities_342-343
Savannah Hospital _______________ 275
Savannah's Climate 352
Savannah's Traffic and Transportation Facilities340, 342
Sinking Fund Commissioners 23,24
Statement of City of Savannah Bonds1 26-27
Statistics of the City of Savannah________________339-352
St. Joseph's Hospital________________________269,270
Superintendent- Fire Alarm System 99,100
Superintendent Fire Department 75-95
Superintendent Water Works Department___________119-126
Total Value Imports and Exports for Fiscal Year 346
SECOND
ANNUAL REPORT
OF
HON. GEO. W.TIEDEMAN
MAYOR
OF
SAVANNAH, GA.

Second
Annual Message oi Geo. W. Tiedeman,
Mayor of Savannah.
Savannah, Ga., January I3th, 1909.
To the Board of Aldermen of the City of Savannah:
Gentlemen:I have the honor to submit herewith for
your consideration this, my second annual report, covering
the operations of this administration for the year 1908 and
outlining such oolicies as, in my opinion, it is advisable to
pursue.
This administration has just finished its first term of t\vo
years. While this report will deal with the operations of the
administration for the past year, it naturally involves matters which relate more particularly to the first year of the
administration, this advertence being essential to a clearer
comprehension of the immediate subject.
In the beginning, I would congratulate you that you have
been spared to the City's service for the full term of your
office. The same Board which I now address was elected
two years ago. I do not know that the history of the City
offers any parallel, where the personnel of the Aldermanic
Board did not suffer a change in two years.
The record you have made is one of which you may
pardonably feel proud, and that it has merited the approval
of the people is best evidenced by the fact that this administration has been returned to office without opposition.
Your advent into office is more auspicious than it was
two years ago, for you have not now, as then, just finished
a heated campaign, but you will be inducted into office with
the good will of a united community. You are riper in experience and now all departments are running smoothly,
whereas two years ago general reorganization and rehabilitation became a necessity.
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In my last report I mentioned as some of the more important accomplishments of this administration during the
first year of its existence the complete abolition of all forms
of public gambling; the regulation of the liquor traffic and
the impartial enforcement of the law against Sunday liquor
selling; the re-surfacing with asphalt of several miles of the
City's principal streets, the paying of Bull Street, South,
with asphalt block and much other street paving; the purchase by the City of Bonaventure Cemetery, affording a
burial place for the use of the public for more than a hundred years to come; the reorganization, disciplining and
equipment of the Police Department; the adoption of a plan
and the appropriation of funds for the beautification of Baffin Park; the signing by the City of a contract for improved
electric light service at an annual saving to the public of
S2O,ooo.oo, and with a provision prescribing a maximum
rate for domestic illumination; provision made for a City
-Laboratory and Bacteriologist; provision made for a new
fire station on the East Side; expert employed and appropriation made for improving the City's waterworks and
water supply.
Xone of the improvements for which provision was made
has been abandoned, but all have been realized. All of the
aforementioned matters have engaged the attention of the
City Officials during the past year, with the exception of the
liquor traffic, which, since the election of this Board has assumed a different aspect. This administration when elected
was committed in its platform of principles to the suppression of gambling and the sale of liquor on Sunday. These
violations have been successfully suppressed. Later the
State Legislature enacted a state-wide prohibition law.
While opposed to this drastic and undemocratic legislation,
imposed upon a people overwhelmingly inimical to it, I
have labored hard to effect a practical enforcement of the
lawa law, over the construction of which, judges, lawyers,
laymen, legislators, internal revenue officials and even
clergymen, have disagreed.
Unfortunately for the enforcement of the prohibition
law. the situation has been made more complex by the imnosition by the State of the tax on an article commonly
known as "near-beer." It is difficult and indeed impossible
to completely enforce any law that is contrary to the public
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opinion of the majority of the best element of any community, but its enforcement is made all the more difficult when
the lawmakers themselves provide a subterfuge.
The fanatical prohibitionist is always inclined to charge
the authorities with any failure to enforce his pet law,
and claims that because it is a law it should be rigidly enforced, but, after all, if the populace, and a majority of the
best element at that, disapproves of any law, it is as difficult
to enforce its observance as it would be to stop the street
cars, newspapers, drug stores, soda stands, domestic servants, hotels, restaurants and other businesses and occupations from pursuing their regular vocations on the Sabbath,
which is contrary to law.
A year ago I announced that, with your co-operation, I
would enforce the law in the most practicable manner possible. To this end, an Ordinance was adopted, by the operation of which the City is better able to deal directly with
the situation, and the revenue derived from fines is paid into
the City Treasury. Under the Ordinance many cases have
been made; in many instances the violators have been
fined, their bonds estreated, or they have been sent to jail
or remanded to a higher court for trial. The records of the
Court bear highest evidence of the application of the law
in this community. My record in this connection speaks
for itself.
Despite insensate opposition and the criticism of persons without responsibility, I hold to the belief that this
municipality is fully capable of administering its own affairs
to the best interests of her people, and that this can be best
accomplished without outside suggestion or interference.
This City is absolutely rid of public gambling and lotteries;
the sale of near-beer or any alcoholic beverages on Sunday
has been practically eliminated; riots, secret assassinations
or death by the black-hand method or highway robbery are
practically unknown here; drunken people are rarely in
evidence; and, charges to the contrary notwithstanding, I
claim that our people are as law-abiding and God-fearing as
any in the world, and are best qualified to manage their own
affairs, and in the future, as in the past, they will accomplish the enforcement of the law through their own constituted authorities.
M. R.C. 8.-2
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The work and improvements begun in the first year of
the present administration have been continued through the
second year. The police have been vigilant in suppressing
public gambling, the work of paving and re-surfacing the
streets has been uninterrupted; Bonaventure Cemetery has
been beautified and the newly added portion dedicated to
its purposes; the new fire station on the East Side of the
City has been built; a City Laboratory has been established
and a competent Bacteriologist employed, and the whole
water-works system extended, enlarged and improved.
As a direct result of the improvement of the water supply, the Southeastern Underwriters Association has given
the City a new rating for fire insurance, and the City is now
in the first class. This will result not only in an annual
saving to the citizens of Savannah of more than $50,000.00,
but, by reason of the improvements, the supply of water has
been more than doubled, the pressure greatly increased and
the danger from loss by fire minimized. This work of improvement is dealt with more in detail by the Superintendents of the Waterworks and Fire Departments in their annual reports. In fact, all of the Departments are only dealt
with generally in this hurried enumeration, and a more
comprehensive idea may be secured by reference to the reports of the several departments.
Besides the numerous improvements mentioned, I consider as the most important acts of this administration during the past year:
1. The refunding of the public debt.
2. The promotion, through the combined efforts of the
City, the County, the Savannah Automobile Club and the
Trade Bodies, of an International Automobile Race at Savannah and the advertisement consequent thereto.
3. The establishment by the City and County of an Industrial Farm.
4. The merger of the .two telephone companies under
municipal supervision and the promulgation of maximum
charges for service.
5. The revision of the rules of pilotage for the Port,
with a consequent lowering in pilotage rates.
6. Provision and appropriation made for a Steam
Chamber as an auxiliary of the Health Department.
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7. The extension and enlargement of the water system
and the re-rating of the City by the Underwriters Association.
8. The improvement of the Gamewell System.
Less general and more indefinite in their nature have
been many other forward steps, such as the installation of
additional electric lights in new sections; the regulations
and improvement of street car schedules and equipment; the
better regulation of hacks and the establishment of additional stands; the improvement of the Strand; the christening of a $250,000.00 revenue cutter for the Port of Savannah; the purchase of additional engines and apparatus for
the Fire Department; the advertisement of the City by
strong Committees at the Rivers and Harbors Congress,
the convention of the League of American Municipalities
and numerous other important conventions and gatherings,
and the entertainment of Governor-elect Brown, by which
Georgia's new Executive was made conversant with the
needs of this City and became committed to her proper recognition.
To return to a discussion of the eight large propositions
above mentioned, the most important of these was, in my
opinion, the refunding of the public debt. On February ist
of the present year, outstanding bonds of the City of Savannah of the issue of 1879 amounting to $2,610,000.00 will become due. For the purpose of refunding this debt, an Ordinance was adopted providing for the issuance of the necessary amount of refunding bonds. Following the recommendation made in my last annual message to your Honorable Body, the new issue will fall due fifty years after date,
and a sinking fund has been provided, starting with $25,-
ooo.oo the first year and increasing $1,000.00 annually thereafter, so that after fifty years the debt will be practically
paid off, and yet the appropriation each year for interest and
sinking fund will gradually decrease; for the increase of
$1,000.00 annually in the sinking fund will be offset by the
interest saved on the $25,000.00 sinking fund purchase annually, barring any small differences arising from a premium on bonds purchased.
The new bonds will bear interest at the rate of 4% per
cent, per annum, payable semi-annually. The issue was
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offered for sale on October i5th, last. It was more than ten
times over-subscribed, and the average price bid was 105.10,
making it possible to refund the old issue of $2,610,000.00 by
the sale of $2,483,000.00 of the new issue, and at the same
time reduce the interest rate paid by the City from 5 to 4/l 2
per cent. In other words, the City reduces its bonded debt
8127,000.00 without the expenditure of a cent, and at the
same time reduces its interest rate one-half per cent. The
success of the undertaking speaks volumes for the financial
standing of the City and reflects great credit upon the members of the Committee on Finance, of which Alderman W.
F. McCauley is Chairman, which worked assiduously in
financing the proposition.
Second only in importance to the refunding of the City's
debt were the International Automobile Races held in Savannah during November. Through the efforts of the Trade
Bodies, the County and the City, the Savannah Automobile
Club, the Automobile Club of America and the people of
Savannah generally, these races were made a great success.
They served to attract the eyes of the world to Savannah.
Their faultless management and unqualified success reflected great credit upon the City and resulted in an amount of
advertising for the City, the value of which is incalculable.
Inasmuch as several members of this Council were prominently identified with the success attained by these races, I
deem it proper to advert to the subject in this report.' I cannot leave the subject, however, without commenting on the
efficient patrolling of the course by the local military, which
was largely responsible for the success of the races. Without their co-operation the races would not have been possible, and I cannot speak in terms too laudatory of the spirit
which actuated the members of the military to make the
sacrifices incident to the guarding of the course, and of the
thorough and effective way in which they performed their
duty.
The establishment by the City and County of an Industrial Farm, to which may be sent prisoners who are not fit
subjects for the chain-gang or the jail, was one of the forward steps of the past year. The farm was established under an agreement reached between representatives of the
City and County, by the terms of which the City bears its
proportion of the expense incident to the maintenance of the
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prisoners. From a practical standpoint, the farm affords a
place to send Police Court offenders who heretofore have
been cared for at considerable expense at the jail; while
from a moral standpoint, the farm affords a place to send a
class of prisoners who are not criminals and who, with
proper environment, can be taught to lead better lives,
whereas heretofore it became necessary to commit them to
jail where they would be associated with criminals of the
worst sort, who perhaps have been steeped in crime all their
lives and for whom there is little hope of redemption. Thus
far the farm has proven a success, and I believe it will prove
a moral factor in the community.
During the year the two separate competing telephone
companies were, under the supervision of Council, merged
into one, the result being better service and less annoyance.
Under the agreement authorized by City Council a table of
maximum rates is prescribed, thus precluding the possibility
of the existence of an undesirable monopoly.
For many years the rules of the Pilotage Commission
have needed revision. The effective completion of this work
by the Pilotage Commission gives the port up-to-date pilotage rules and results in a saving of 20 per cent, in pilotage
charges.
I have already touched upon the matter of the extension
and improvement of the waterworks system of the City.
Not only have numerous and extensive improvements been
made at the new waterworks plant, but the old station has
been impressed into service. At any time, three times the
necessary supply of water can be secured in the City. In
places' where the maximum pressure was twenty-five pounds,
fifty pounds pressure may now be obtained. These improvements and the purchase of additional equipment for the Fire
Department have resulted in the re-rating of the City by the
Southeastern Underwriters Association, which work is now
being done in the City by agents of the Association.
The improvement of the Gamewell system, one of the
most valuable adjuncts of the Police Department, has been
continued through the year. Provision has been made for an
appropriation necessary to continue this work and the system will soon be in a perfect state of operation.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
During the year the Bacteriological Laboratory was formally opened to the public. The Laboratory was established
to aid in the diagnosis and prevention of the communicable
diseases, such as tuberculosis, typhoid fever, malaria, diphtheria, etc., and is placed at the disposal of physicians and
the public at large free of charge.
In connection with the subject of the City's health,
which is always one of the foremost considerations of any
administration, it gives me great pleasure to state that the
death rate in Savannah during the year just past was the
lowest in the City's history. This condition may be attributed in a large measure to the efficient and skillful labors
of the Health Officer, Dr. Brunner, and the members of the
Sanitary Board.
The installation of a Steam Chamber as an auxiliary to
the Health Department will prove economical and effective.
The necessity for such a chamber is apparent. The City has
been besieged with petitions from persons who have had
articles destroyed by the Health Department, asking that
they be reimbursed for the articles destroyed during the process of the fumigation. While I do not think that the City
should pay these claims, and there is no legal warrant for
their payment, it remains true that citizens should not be
made to bear this expense if it can be averted. By the inauguration of the Steam Chamber the work can be more effectively done, the articles need not be destroyed and the necessity for the presentation of claims need not arise.
Among the matters which will engage your attention
during the ensuing year will be the question of the City's
contribution to the Oglethorpe monument fund. A committee has already appeared before you and asked that $15,-
ooo.oo be appropriated for this purpose. The monument will
probably be erected, or the cornerstone laid, during the
present year. I think that the City should contribute the
amount asked and should co-operate in every way in making
the occasion of the dedication memorable.
As stated in my speech in which I accepted the nomination for Mayor for a second term, it shall be my policy to
keep on improving our sewerage, streets, water, health and
other departments to the greatest extent that the finances
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of the City will permit, seeing to it at all times that the
funds are judiciously and honestly administered.
In conclusion, I desire to most earnestly thank you for
your active and harmonious support during the term just
closing, and to express the hope that you will be spared to
the service of the City for many years to come.
Respectfully submitted,
GEO. W. TIEDEMAN, Mayor.

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Report of Sinking Fund Commissioners
Savannah, Ga., December 3ist, 1908.
To His Honor. Geo. W. Tiedeman. Mayor City of Savannah :
SirThe Sinking Fund Commissioners respectfully
submit their thirtieth annual report.
With funds at our disposal we have purchased bonds of
the issue of 1879, as follows:
1908.
February 15, $ 600 <@ 99}$............ $595-50
February 15, 2000 @ 99% ............ 1,990.00
February 15, 5000 @ 99^............ 4,962.50
February 17, 2000 @ 99^2............ 1,990.00
February 17, 2000 @ 99^............ 1,992.50
May 6, 6000 @ ggy4 ............ 5.955-
May 8, 4000 @ 99^............ 3,970.00
$21600 $21,455.50
Prev. purchased, 840000 866,535.86
$861600 $887,991.36
We have purchased of issue of 1883 as follows:
1908.
February 15, $6,000 @ 106^/2 .......... ' $6,390.00
Prev. purchased, 134,150 137,502.25
$140,150 $143.892.25
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Issue of 1879. :
Signed and made available for exchange as per
last report . ......................... .$3,522,800.00
Issued in exchange as per last report, $3,517,000
Exchanged for old bonds . ......... 500 3,517.500.00
Bonds available for exchange in hands of City
Treasurer . ........................... 5,300.00
Of the bonds issued, $861,600 have been canceled as
follows:
Received for balance of ground rent.......... $ 9,200.00
Special purchase as per last report............ 18,200.00
Purchased out of Sinking Fund.............. 861,600.00
$889,000.00
Which leaves outstanding from issue of 1879. .$2,628,500.00
Issue of 1883.
Signed and made available for exchange....... .$390,000.00
Issued in exchange as per last report............ 388,700.00
Leaving available . .......................... $1,300.00
Of these bonds issued, $155,050 have been canceled as
follows:
Special purchases . ...........................$ 14,900.00
Purchased out of Sinking Fund . .............. 140,150.00
$155,050.00
Which leaves outstanding of issue of 1883..... .$233,650.00
Respectfully submitted,
GEO. J. MILLS,
CHARLES G. BELL,
S. HERMAN,
JOHN LYONS.
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Bonded Debt, January 1, 19O9
Bond compromise, Jan. i, 1879
Issued and outstanding, Jan. ist, 1908.$2,650,100
Less redeemed by Sinking Fund Commission . ....................... 21,600
Amount outstanding . ....... $2,628,500
Bond compromise 1883
Issued and outstanding, Jan. ist, 1908.$ 239,650
Less redeemed by Sinking Fund Commission . ....................... 6,000
Amount outstanding . ...... 233,650
New Bonds outstanding............. $2,862,150
Old bonds outstanding, not compromised . ........................$ 2,000
Indorsed Sav'h, Albany and Gulf R. R.
outstanding . ................... 1,300
Amount of old Bonds outstanding . ............... 3,300
Total bonded debt. .......... $2,865,450
PURCHASE AND EXCHANGE OF BONDSBy Committee of the Whole
Resolved, that the offer of the Guaranty Trust Company of New York contained in its letter, to the Mayor of
Savannah, dated Nov. 24, 1908, except as to the provisions
for the payment of exchange charges, be, and it is hereby
accepted by the Council of the City of Savannah, and that
the Mayor of Savannah, or the Finance Committee, be, and
they hereby are authorized and directed to pay or cause
to be paid to the Guaranty Trust Company of New York
the sum of one thousand ($1,000) dollars for its service
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in the matter of the purchase and exchange of bonds of the
City of Savannah, and in addition thereto to pay to the
Guaranty Trust Company of Xew York its disbursements
in advertising in such matter, not exceeding, however, two
hundred and fifty ($250) therefor; and further,
Resolved, that such representative of the City of Savannah as shall be appointed by the Mayor for such purpose be and he hereby is authorized and directed to accept delivery from Guaranty Trust Company of New York
on or after the first day of February, 1909, of old bonds of
the City of Savannah and the premium of the new bonds,
less such sums as are already deposited with the City of Savannah as guarantees and to deliver at Savannah to the
Guaranty Trust Company of New York, in exchange an
amount in par value of the new bonds of said city equal
to the par value of the old bonds turned in; and it is further
Resolved, That the Mayor of Savannah and the Finance
Committee be and hereby are authorized and directed to
take any and all further action as they may deem
necessary or expedient to carry into effect the terms of the
agreement expressed in the offer contained in the said
letter of the Guaranty Trust Company of New York and
this acceptance thereof.
Adopted Dec. 30, 1908.
STATEMENT OF CITY OF SAVANNAH BONDS*
Issue 18795 Per Cent.
Blank Bonds
Printed
V
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1,000
500
300
IOO
d
K
2,000
3.000
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I.OOO
'
Amount
$2.000,000
1,500,000
300,000
1 00,000
$3.900,000
Destroyed by|
Finance i
Committee II
6
X
200
575
575
1
Amount
$145,000 172,500 57.500
$375,000
Signed by
Sinking Fund
Commission'rs
6
Z
2,000
2,708
425
413
Amount
$2,000,000
i,354>ooo
127,500
41,300
$3,522,800
On Hand
Signed
d
Z
8
Amount
$4,000
$4.000
On Hand :' Signed and Not
Not Signed ' Issued Available
d
55
J2
Amount
.....
$1,200
$1.200
6
K
2,000
2,608
424
413
Amount
$2,000,000
1,349,000
127,200
41,300
$3,517,500
6
Z
2
I
Amount
$1.000
300
$1.300
Canceled by
Sinking Fund
Commission'rs
Amoiu
Outstamli
491
640
213
141
,
320.000!I2,058| I,02<
14,10011 2722'
"I"
$889,000"!
*On Dec. I7th, 1894, two bonds of $500 each were sold to purchase bonds of issue of 1883. to the amount of $600, \vl
were used in redeeming two Savannah, Albany and Gulf R. R. Bonds of $500 each endorsed by the city, leaving $400 of t
issue in the hands of the City Treasurer.
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STATEMENT OF CITY OF SAVANNAH BONDS*
Issue 18835 Per Cent.
Blank Bonds
Printed
o>
3
?
$ I.OOO
500
SO
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300
2OO
300
Amount
$300,000
100,000
15,000
$415,000
Destroyed by II Signed by
Finance Sinking Fund
Committee llCommission'rs
d
55
So
Amount
$25,000
d
2
300
ISO
300
$25,000 '
Amount
$300,000
75,000
15,000
$390,000
On Hand
Signed
d
55
2
6
Amount
1,000
300
$1,300
Signed and
Issued
d
55
300
147
304
Amount
$300,000
73,500
15,200
$388,700
Canceled by
Sinking Fund
Commission'rs
d
fc
123
S3
in
Amount
$123,000
26,500
5,550
$155,050
Amount
Outstanding
d
55
177
94
193
Amount
$177,000
47,ooo
9,650
$233,650
''One $500 bond exchanged for ten $50 bonds to adjust redemption of endorsed bond.
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MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Report of City Marshal
Savannah, Ga., January 2ist, 1909.
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor, Savannah:
Dear SirI have the honor to submit my annual report
for the year 1908, same being my second report under your
administration.
The collections in this office from all sources amounted
to $54,621.55 as per itemized statement attached.
Ground RentsAll lots reported to this office by the
City Treasurer have been re-entered for arrears of rent as
required by ordinance.
CollectionsWhen we consider that the year just
closed was one of depression and financial stringency, and
compare the revenues from the different sources, nearly all
of which show an increase, we believe the showing satisfactory in every respect.
As we eliminate the old executions we reduce the indebtedness to the city and our attention can be concentrated on current work.
Real Estate ExecutionsThis account reflects the work
of systematic collections, showing a total in this department
of 828,500.51, the highest in the history of the office.
Specific TaxLast year we reported that with one exception our collections from this source were the largest yet
recorded. We now respectfully submit that the sum of $12,-
898-20 collected during 1908 exceeds all previous collections
on account of this tax.
Personal PropertyThe collections from this item
show an increase. In connection with this tax I wish to
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state that if a system could be devised whereby an equitable
assessment could be made ; that is, if greater care was exercised in making these assessments, we believe that a larger
percentage of the tax could be collected in spite of a smaller
assessment.
We now have with us an accumulation of old executions
for this tax, representing nothing to the city and serving
only to clog more than one city office with a vast amount of
unnecessary work.
To wipe out a large amount of these executions is one
of the important things which we hope to accomplish this
year. This will require the sanction of the Committee on
Finance, and this we trust will be given at an early date in
order that this work can be commenced.
From the attached statement you will find that we have
revived executions running back as far as thirteen years,
and it is a source of much gratification to the office to report
the satisfaction expressed by those in arrears as they reduce
their indebtedness by regular payments.
During the year we have had occasion to consult the
City Attorney, the Judge of the Police Court and the Superintendent and other officials of the Police Department concerning matters relative to the city's interest, and desire to
express our appreciation at the prompt attention given our
claims.
The Deputy Marshal and the Clerk have both been
active and willing, and as a result the office is enabled to
close what is perhaps one of the most successful years
which the office has ever experienced.
Respectfully submitted,
FRED WESSELS, JR.,
City Marshal.
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Itemized Statement of Collections From This Office for the
Year Ending December sist, 1908.
Real Estate:
1895 . .................$ 28.41
1896 . ................. 41.47
1897 . ................. 25.59
1898 . ................. 25.59
1899 . ................. 25.59
1900.................. 29.94
1901 . ................. 33.47
1902 . ................. 29.94
1903 . ................. 40.12
1904 . ................. 144.82
1905 . ................. 334.93
1906 . ................. 3,849-8o
1907 . ................. 23,751.50
1908 . ................. 139.34$28,500.51
Personal Property:
1905 . ................. 8.70
1906 . ................. 48.01
1907 . ................. 1,464-96
1908 . ................. 2,189.75$ 3,711.42
Specific Tax:
1907 . ................. 746.50
1908 . ................. 12,151.70$12,898.20
Paving Streets:
West Broad ... 1904................. 115.86
Harmon . .....1905................. 146.51
Gaston . ...... 1906................. 104.92
Gwinnett .... 1906................. 235.00
Price . ....... 1906-................ 291.94
Abercorn .... .1907................. 199.00
Dull . ........ 1907................. 1,304.23
West Broad ... 1907................. 1,012.98$ 3,410.44
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Sidewalks:
1905 . ................. 1.45
1906 . ................. 66.22
1907 . ................. 317.41
1908 .................. 282.06$ 667.14
Privy Vaults: _
1907 .................. 211.10
1908 . ................. 209.00$ 420.10
Fees. ............................. 1,127.40
Advertising . ...................... 106.85
Interest. .......................... 691.63
RentsMarket Vaults . ............ 2,141.00
Market Stalls . ............. 842.40
Houses . ................... 93-QO$ 3,076.40
Incidentals . ....................... i1.46
$54,621.55
Respectfully submitted,
FRED WESSELS, JR.,
City Marshal.
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Report of Building Inspector
Savannah, Ga., January 7, 1909.
Hon. G. \V. Tiedeman, Mayor:
SirI beg to make my report for the year 1908.
Total number of permits issued during 1908........... 354
Number of permits carried over from 1907............ 38
Number of permits for building operations, 1908....... 392
Permits carried over from 1908 to 1909............... 25
Number of permits used during 1908................. 367
The building operations during the year were as follows :
Finished Four-story brick, stone or marble. ........* i
FinishedThree-story brick, stone or marble......... 5
FinishedTwo-story brick, stone or marble........... 17
FinishedOne-story brick, stone or marble........... 10
FinishedThree-story frame buildings............... i
FinishedTwo-story frame buildings...............: 121
FinishedOne-story frame buildings . ............... 261
Total number of buildings completed in 1908.......... 416
Alterations, additions, sheds, etc., completed in 1908... 290
Alterations, additions, sheds, etc., carried over to 1909.. 38
Respectfully,
H. BARTLETT,
Building Inspector.
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Report oi Board of Tax Assessors
Savannah, Ga., December 3ist, 1908.
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor:
SirWe present herewith the report of the Board of
Tax Assessors for the year 1908:
Returns of Personal Property.
Stock in trade . ...............................$2,036,215
Goods on consignment . ....................... 41,470
Furniture, etc. ................................ 1,061,029
Jewelry, silver, etc.. ........................... 108,619
Musical instruments . ........................... 54,062
Libraries, paintings, etc. . ...................... 58,090
Horses, mules, live stock . ...................... 106,940
Vehicles . . ................................... 135,699
Money and solvent accounts . .................. 2,360,427
Stocks and bonds . ............................ 824,350
Promissory notes . ............................ 103,171
Mortgages on real estate . ..................... 147,220
Mortgages on notes . .......................... 242,522
Bond for titles ................................ 19,605
Shipping..................................... 158,375
Machinery and fixtures . ....................... 184,400
Banks . . ..................................... 3,818,600
Other personal property . ...................... 16,346
Corporations ................................. 1,328,888
$12,806,028
During the year there were 354 building permits issued,
the improvements amounting to $623,225.00.
The books containing the new improvements and assessments are now open in our office for inspection.
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The total taxable property of the City of Savannah is as
follows:
Real Estate ................................ .$34,736,799
Personal property . ........................... 12,806,028
1907 1908
Real estate ................ .$34,049,925 $34.736,799
Personal property . . ........ 13,342,126 12,806,028
Total ..................... .$47,392,051 $47,542,827
Total for 1908, $47,542,827 at .0139............ .$660,845.29
Total for 1907, $47,392,051 at .0139.....'....... .$658,749.50
Respectfully submitted,
HARRY S. DREESE, Chairman.
A. B. PALMER.
JOS. M. DREYER.
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
CHIEF OF POLICE
FOR THE YEAR
1 9O8
W. G. AUSTIN
CHIBF OF POLICE
Mayor
GEORGE W. TIEDEMAN
Police Committee
G. Arthur Gordon, Chairman
Frank C. Battey
Julius B. Gaudry
Chief of Police
William G. Austin
Lieutenants of Police
Stephen N. Harris
Joseph McCool
Thomas C. Murphy
Chief Detective
John J. Murphy
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Report of the Chief of Police
Savannah, Ga., January i, 1909.
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah:
GentlemenI have the honor to submit herewith the
Annual Report of the Police Department for the year ending
December 31, 1908, together with such suggestions and recommendations as, in my judgment, would benefit the Department.
Arrests
During the year 1908 the total arrests were 414 more
than the preceding year. This increase is due to the fact
that six Patrolmen have been added to the force and greater
territory has been patrolled than heretofore. The Automobile Races held in November accounted for quite a number
of additional arrests. There were 147 fewer arrests for
drunk" and disorderly during the past year than during
1907.
Disturbances.
The community has been entirely free of any serious
outbreak during the past year. The holiday season, especially the usual Christmas Eve celebration, was far more
quiet than during former years.
Injuries
I take pleasure in reporting that no member of the force
suffered any serious injury during the past year. The horses
also escaped injury.
Assaults
A few minor assaults only were made on patrolmen
principally by prisoners resisting arrest.
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Deaths.
I regret to report the death of Retired Sergeant Michael
McQuade, which took place on the 9th of February, and
the death of Patrolman H. H. Strate, who died on March
22d, 1908.
The death of Patrolman Strate was caused by an injury
received in an automobile accident.
A page in this report is devoted to the memory of each
of these men.
Statistics
The tabulated statistics included in this report give to
those interested in the subject, a comprehensive idea of
existing conditions during the past year.
Roster
A roster of the entire department, as of December 3ist,
1908, is attached. The elections, promotions, appointments,
resignations, retirements and dismissals are also shown.
Finances
The financial statement of this department shows an
increase in expenditures for the year 1908 of $791.00 as
compared with the preceding year. As information and for
the purpose of comparison, an itemized statement for the
year 1907 is embodied with the statement of the expenditures for the past year.
New Equipment
No large expenditure was required for equipment this
year, new revolvers, saddles, blankets and complete horse
equipment having been purchased during the preceding
year. AH of these, with the exception of the saddle cloths
are in excellent condition. It was necessary to purchase
new saddle cloths, a leather one being now used.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 39
Horses
During 1907 $3,240.00 was expended on horses; $i,-
595.00 was the total expended during 1908. A decrease of
$1,645.00. With two or three exceptions, the horses of this
department are sound and serviceable. All of them are
trained and well drilled, and thoroughly fitted for police
duty.
General Improvements and Repairs
There was expended for this purpose $1,014.17 less than
in 1907, all of the buildings except the stables having been
thoroughly repaired and partly painted during that year.
Peed Bills
Notwithstanding the fact that five new horses were
added to the department during the year, and that the
price of hay and grain advanced materially*, the feed bill
for the year was increased only $383.89. The total expenditure was $5,446.84, or about $10.81 per head per month.
Promotions and Appointments
But one promotion was made during the year, that of
C. S. Cowart from patrolman to detective. It is unfortunate
that promotions are so slow in the department. Were it possible to promote a greater number of deserving men, there
would be an additional incentive to efficiency.
Dismissals
There were eleven dismissals during the year; of these
seven were for drunkenness, three for inefficiency, and one
for the general good of the service.
Resignations
One clerk and one patrolman of the department resigned during the year.
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Assistance of Mayor, Police Committee and Council
I desire to express my appreciation of the ever courteous treatment and personal assistance rendered me by His
Honor, the Mayor, in the conduct of the department.
I am indebted' to the Police Committee for many valuable suggestions, and for the ready assistance rendered me
at all times in the performance of my various duties.
My thanks are extended to the members of Council for
their valuable assistance and for the trust and confidence
reposed in me during the past year, a confidence which I
trust the future will strengthen.
Recorder
To the Recorder is due special recognition for his cooperation and for the valuable assistance rendered to this
department, aifd to the general public.
His handling of the numerous and complex matters
presented to his court has strengthened the hands of the
police. I take this opportunity of expressing my sincere
appreciation.
Public Gaming Houses
It gives me great pleasure to repeat my report of last
year, viz: There is not a single public gaming establishment running in this city,
Attitude of the Public
It is extremely gratifying to note the attitude of the
general public toward this department, and to observe the
high respect in which it is held. This is especially true of
those of our citizens who are in close touch with the department. This sentiment exists because of the fact that all of
the members of the force continue to perform their duties
in such a conscientious manner as to reflect credit upon
I
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themselves individually as well as upon the Department as
a whole.
I take this opportunity of complimenting the various
members of the force, and of assuring them of my appreciation of their zealous performance of their duties and efficient services, and I also desire to commend them for the
cheerful performance of many hours of extra duty, especially
during the Automobile Races.
Discipline
The discipline of the force has been excellent. A large
percentage of the members of the department have performed their arduous and trying duties in a highly creditable manner. Infractions of the rules and regulations have
been infrequentthese infractions, with one or two exceptions, being unimportant. I trust there will be no
backward step in this direction.
Every member of this department is made to understand that his first thought should be the performance of
his police duty, without fear or favor, regardless of circumstances.
With regard to the members of the force as a whole, I
can say that they have met the requirements with a spirit
of loyalty to the department that has been highly pleasing
to me and ought to gratify all fair minded citizens of this
community. Harmony prevails amongst the men and they
respect their superior officers and endeavor to co-operate
with them in the general work of the Department.
*
Patrolling
During the year the force was increased by nine additional members; this increase permitted the extension of the
dismounted patrol as far as Anderson street, instead of Gaston street as heretofore.
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Assistance of Mayor, Police Committee and Council
I desire to express my appreciation of the ever courteous treatment and personal assistance rendered me by His
Honor, the Mayor, in the conduct of the department.
I am indebted'to the Police Committee for many valuable suggestions, and for the ready assistance rendered me
at all times in the performance of my various duties.
My thanks are extended to the members of Council for
their valuable assistance and for .the trust and confidence
reposed in me during the past year, a confidence which I
trust the future will strengthen.
Recorder
To the Recorder is due special recognition for his cooperation and for the valuable assistance rendered to this
department, aild to the general public.
. His handling of the numerous and complex matters
presented to his court has strengthened the hands of the
police. I take this opportunity of expressing my sincere
appreciation.
Public Gaming Houses
It gives me great pleasure to repeat my report of last
year, viz: There is not a single public gaming establishment running in this city.
Attitude of the Public
It is extremely gratifying to note the attitude of the
general public toward this department, and to observe the
high respect in which it is held. This is especially true of
those of our citizens who are in elose touch with the department. This sentiment exists because of the fact that all of
the members of the force continue to perform their duties
in such a conscientious manner as to reflect credit upon
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themselves individually as well as upon the Department as
a whole.
I take this opportunity of complimenting the various
members of the force, and of assuring them of my appreciation of their zealous performance of their duties and efficient services, and I also desire to commend them for the
cheerful performance of many hours of extra duty, especially
during the Automobile Races.
Discipline
The discipline of the force has been excellent. A large
percentage of the members of the department have performed their arduous and trying duties in a highly creditable manner. Infractions of the rules and regulations have
been infrequentthese infractions, with one or two exceptions, being unimportant. I trust there will be no
backward step in this direction.
Every member of this department is made to undejstand that his first thought should be the performance of
his police duty, without fear or favor, regardless of circumstances.
With regard to the members of the force as a whole, I
can say that they have met the requirements with a spirit
of loyalty to the department that has been highly pleasing
to me and ought to gratify all fair minded citizens of this
community. Harmony prevails amongst the men and they
respect their superior officers and endeavor to co-operate
with them in the general work of the Department.

Patrolling
During the year the force was increased by nine additional members; this increase permitted the extension of the
dismounted patrol as far as Anderson street, instead of Gaston street as heretofore.
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The mounted patrol was extended further into the outlying resident sections of the city, two men being placed in
Collinsville. This slight increase of force has permitted the
department to respond to the various requests from all
sources for special service.
Detective Department
A greater number of arrests were made this year, by
this department than during the year previous. A much
larger percentage of convictions were obtained in the higher
courts than heretofore. Five men under the direction of
Chief Detective Jno. J. Murphy compose this department.
Each member has performed his duty in a highly satisfactory manner.
Mounted Force
The value of a mounted force cannot be overestimated.
I consider this branch of the service a most important one.
T<he mounted men are thoroughly drilled and proficient in
horsemanship. The drills are continued as heretofore, but
at longer intervals.
Dismounted Force
The drills have been discontinued, as most of the men
are quite proficient in both the marching and the manual.
On Labor Day the entire force paraded. Their appearance
and drill was favorably commented on by numbers of citizens.
Gamewell System
In my report of last year, I called attention to the
Gamewell System. At the time of that report, the system
was in a deplorable condition; during the year it gradually
became worse. At the present time its usefulness is seriously impaired, many of. the boxes are out of order and quite
a few of the telephones are not working properly.
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I trust that Council will appropriate a sum sufficient
for the purpose of installing a complete new system, including fifty new boxes, a modern desk and necessary appliances. The system should also be placed underground.
Revolver Practice
Practice will begin about June ist on the ranges in the
yard. It is my intention to offer prizes for the best scores
during the season.
44 MAYOR'S ANNUAL, REPORT
RECOMMENDATIONS
Increase of Force
In order that proper police protection may be afforded
the residents of the outlying sections of the city, I recommend a further increase in the number of patrolmen. Savannah is rapidly growing in population, at the same time
spreading in every direction, especially the section known
as Collinsville.
Modern Stables
In my last report I recommended that a modern stable
be erected. The need is more urgent now than ever before.
The building is entirely too small for present requirements,
and is not only unsanitary, but unsafe in case of fire; then,
too, the present building is badly in need of repairs, the roof
is in a leaky condition, the floors need renewing and- all
the stalls will have to be repaired. The walls of the building proper begin to show the need of repairs.
When it is remembered that the present stable was
erected in 1859, over fifty years ago, it can be readily understood that it has entirely outlived its usefulness.
I, therefore, again recommend that Council appropriate
a sufficient sum to erect a modern and up-to-date building.
Very respectfully,
W. G. AUSTIN,
Chief of Police.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 45
Number of Officers, Sergeants, Detectives, Patrolmen and
Attaches of the Police Department, December
3ist, 1908, and Salaries of Each.
i Chief ......................................$2.000.00
I First Lieutenant . .......................... 1,500.00
i Second Lieutenant . ........................ 1,400.00
i Chief Detective . ............................ 1,500.00
5 Detectives, each . ........................... 1,100.00
i First Sergeant . ............................ 1,200.00
8 Sergeant*, each . ............................ 1,120.00
i Quartermaster . ............................ 1,000.00
88 Patrolmen, each . ........................... 900.00
i Clerk, Police Court . ........................ i ,200.00
i Clerk, Police Department..................... 1,200.00
1 Electrician (one-half salary) ................. 600.00
2 Patrol Drivers, each . ....................... 840.00
i Ambulance Driver . ........................ 840.00
i Stable Keeper . ............................. 960.00
i Night Stable Keeper . ..........'............. 600.00
i Porter ..................................... 240.00
n 6 Total.
Retired
i Chief .......................................$666.66
5 Sergeants, each . ............................. 560.00
i Private . .................................... 303.00
i Groom ...................................... 180.00
8 Total.
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OBITUARY
IN MEMORY OF
SERGEANT MICHAEL McQUADE
Appointed on the Force October aSth, 1868
Retired July zoth, 1905
Died February gth, 1908
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OBITUARY
IN MEMORY OP
PATROLMAN HENRY H. STRATE
Appointed on the Force February 8th, 1907
Died March sad, 1908
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Roster of the ForceDecember 3it, 1908
NAME | RANK
W. G. Austin Chief ___
S. X. Harris |ist Lieut
Jos. McCool 2tl Lieut.
Jno. E Magnire Clerk
T. R. Hefternan- Clerk ___
J. J. Murphy Chief Det.-
P. J. Eivers Detective -
J. H. W. Umbach Detective -
C. T. Christie Detective -
E. D. Fallon- Detective -
C. S. Cowart Detective -
H. W. Baughn >ist Sergt...
R. E. Davis Sergeant
T. C. Murphy Sergeant
W. H. Smith Sergeant
M. L. Meldrim_J Sergeant
D. J. Cronin 'Sergeant
J. S. Hallford Sergeant
J. J. Deignan 'Sergeant
J. D. Semken .Sergeant
P. J. Kelly ___ Qr. Mstr...
Alexander, E. D._ Patrolman _
Bryant, B. S. Patrolman _
Becker, W. L. Patrolman _
Beach, J. K Patrolman.
Bell, J. C. Patrolman _
Bell. C. L. - Patrolman -
Best, C. D. _ Patrolman _
Bentley, J. F. Patrolman _
Brooks, W. B _ Patrolman _
Blumberg. L. PatrolmanBurns, C. PatrolmanBrant. R. F. _ Patrolman -
Byrd, E. L. ___ Patrolman.
Collins, M. N. Patrolman _
Cleary, T. F. __ 'Patrolman.
Coffee, E. J. ___ Patrolman.
Cohen. M. G. Patrolman.
Cowart, F. D_ Patrolman _
Cordray, J. A._ _ Patrolman _
Counihan, M. J.__! PatrolmanClancy, J. J. _ Patrolman _
Crosby, W. F. _ Patrolman _
Davis, E. F. _ Patrolman _
Davis. R. T. ___ (PatrolmanFleming, M. B.__ Patrolman _
NATIVITY
Texas ____
Georgia
Ireland.
Georgia
England __
Germany
Georgia
Georgia
So. CarolinaSo. CarolinaTexas --
Georgia -
Ireland
So. CarolinaGermany
Georgia
Georgia
Ohio __.
Georgia
So. CarolinaSo. CarolinaGeorgia
No. Carolina.
Georgia
Poland _
Georgia
So. CarolinaGeorgia
New York.
So. CarolinaIreland. _
So. CarolinaGeorgia ___
Age
4i
3l 46
49
23
44
46
34
Si
29
43
%

$41
40
35
43
37
31
33
49
36
29
30
36
25
42
28
49
41
32
^ 36
42
48
3i
35
33
35

67
54
33
Mar.jDate App'nt.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Ys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
fan. 22, 1907
'an. 30, 1907
Sep. 24,1891
*ov. 28, 1908
Feb. 4, 1907
tfov. 20, 1897
fune 27, 1890
Fan. 31,1907
Oct. i, 1890
Aug. 10, 1906
Oct. 9, 1900
Sep. 29,1881
Sep. 13, 1869
Aug. 22, 1890
Aug. 27,1867
Feb. 14, 1896
Dec. 10,1887
Sep. 13,1894
Feb. 6, 1894
Feb. 4, 1896
Jan. 26, 1891
Dec. 18, 1907
Feb. 8, 1907
July 23. 1902
July 24,1891
Feb. 28, 1902
Jan. 31, 1907
Apr. 12, 1907
Nov. 3, 1899
Jan. 31, 1907
Jan. 31, 1907
Dec. a, 1908
Feb. 4, 1896
July 23, 1903
July S, 1907
Jun. 17, 1908
Dec. 11,1904
Aug.. 3, 1902
Mar. 8, 1907
July 23. 1902
Dec. 5, 1907
July 5, 1907
Mar. 8. 1907
Oct. 8, 1900
Feb. 8, 1907
Aug. 18, 1881
Jan. to, 1890
Oct. 26, 1900
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 49
Roster of the Force December 1908
NAME
Fleming, W. H
Forehand, R. A.-
Flynn, C. J _
Gallaher, M. C,--
Goslee, M. __
Guilfoyle, J.
Grubbs, C. B.~ __
Griffin, J. N._ _
Harley, H. E. -
Harley, R. H. ...
Harper, J. G
Harrison, R. S.__
Hinely, Fred____
Hutson, H. C. .
Hutto, P. S.
Hicks, W. E- __
Tvov A
Kearney, F. J. _
Keane, D. J.
Keane, T. _____
Kemp, H. H. __
Kennedy. R. F.__
Keller, C. W.- _
Kilian, J. G. ___
Lovett, R. F._ .__
Lively, G. P. __
Lysaught, D.
Lange, J. H. _____
Lenahan, W. M._
McCarthy, J. CMcAlpin, T. E
McGrath, J. _____
Mitchell, W. R.
Morgan, L. P. _ . Malphus, C. M.__
Moehrke. P. H...
Miller, H. .___.
Nantz, L. H. __
Newton, E. L..
O'Neill, T. G. __
O'Reilly. J. J.__._
Price, H. L. _____
Quarterman.T. A.
Remley, D. D. ___.
Remley. W. E
Reilly, J. J..___._
Reisen, H. ______
RANK
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman -
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
NATIVITY
Georgia _____
Georgia
Ireland. _____
Florida _____
Maryland ___
Georgia
So. CarolinaGeorgia ___
So. CarolinaSo. CarolinaGeorgia _____
Texas. ______
Georgia _____
So. Carolina.
So. CarolinaGeorgia _____
Georgia _____
Georgia _____
Ireland. _____
'Georgia _____
Germany
Georgia _____
Georgia _____
Ireland.
Germany
Georgia. ____
Georgia _____
Canada
So. Carolina.
So. CarolinaGeorgia _____
Germany
No. Carolina.
Georgia _____
New York
So. CarolinaSo. CarolinaSo. CarolinaGeorgia
Germany
Age
43
36
36
27
40
35 24
29
36
29
3<5
22
35
28
33
32
27
30
47
33
33
37 31
47
28
29
33
55
39
36
32
37
29
30
30
48
29
4i
36
30
i
lo
32
27
30
42
Mar.j
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Date App'nt.
July 3, 1906
July 5, 1907
Jun. 17, 1908
Dec. 2, 1908
Apr. 12,1907
Nov. 4, 1896
Nov. 7, 1908
Dec. 5, 1908
Mar. 29, 1905
Oct. 18, 1907
Jan. 16, 1900
Dec. 2, 1908
Oct. 18, 1907
Dec. 2, 1908
Dec. 8, 1907
Nov. 7. 1908
Oct. 1. 1906
Feb. 27, 1906
Sep.. 7, 1898
Feb. 6, 1904
Feb. 8, 1907
Apr. 12,1907
ISep. 25, 1907
Apr. 12, 1907
Nov. 20, 1908
Dec. 3, 1906
Jan. 31. 1907
Feb. 8, 1907
Oct. 9, 1897
Nov. 11,1908
July 2, 1900
Mar. 13, 1902
July 21, 1902
Dec. 19, 1907
Jan. 31, 1907
Nov. 29, 1902
Oct. 28, 1905
Oct. i, 1899
Feb. 19, 1907
Apr. 12, 1907
Dec. s, 1907
Nov. 19, 1908
Sep. 25, 1907
Oct. 9, 1907
Apr. 12, 1907
June 11,1904
Oct. 25, 1901
Mar. 1 6, 1901
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Roster of the ForceDecember sist, 1908
NAME
1
Redman. R. E
Sheehan. Wm.
Smith, G. I*
Stewart, W. H._-
Stewart, W. T.._
Sherrod, M. H.~
Showalter, C. JL_
Sivers, Wm
Swift, F. S.
Tullis, B. L.
Ungar, B
Winn. W. S.
Kelly, John
Barthelmess, J.B.
Warner, W. W _
Fogarty, T. J.
Claiborne, W. D.
Bobolasky, M
Fraser, W. C. (c)
RANK
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Patrolman -
Patrolman -
Patrolman -
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman _
Patrolman -
Stable KprAmb. DrvrPatrol Drvr
Patrol Drvr
Electrician.
Nt Stbl. Kp
Porter
NATIVITY
New York _
Georgia
Ireland.
Georgia
Georgia
Scotland __
Georgia
Georgia
Georgia.- _
Bulgaria
Georgia
Georgia
Poland __-__.
Georgia
Ag
35
29
52
42
24
38
33
2236
37
136
62
32
29
4
46
51
24
Mar.
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Date App'nt
Nov. 3, 1908
Dec. 2, 1908
Dec. i, 1882
Sep. s, 1893
Oct. 9, 1907
Nov. 3, 1908
Oct. 18, 1907
Dec. 2, 1908
Dec. 12. 1907
Aug. 19. 1908
Feb. 6, 1895
Apr. i, 1889
Dec. 8, 1896
Aug. 3' f i9<>7
Feb. 9, 1907
Jan. 31, 1907
Nov. i, 1907
May i, 1893
Apr. 17, 1907
July 3, 1907
CHANGES IN DEPARTMENT DURING 1908
Elected
John E. Maguire, Clerk Police Department
Promoted
C. S. Cowart, Detective
Appointed
Byrd, E. L........................... Patrolman
Brooks, W. B.........................
Collins, J. F..........................
Flynn, C. F. ........................
Grubbs, C. B. ........................
Gallaher, M. C. ......................
Griffin, J. N. .........................
Harrison, R. S. ......................
________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________51
Hutson, H. C. ....................... Patrolman
Hicks, W. E. ........................
Kilian, J. G. .........................
Lenahan, W. M. .....................
McCreaiy, H.M. .....................
O'ReUly, J. J. ........................
Redman,R. E. .......................
Rowse, J. A. .........................
Showalter, C. H. .....................
Swift, F. S. ..........................
Stephenson, C. E. ....................
Stewart, Wm. T. .....................
Resigned
Morgan, Wm. D...........................Clerk
Airs, H. S. ......................... .Patrolman
Dismissed
Atkinson, C. J. ....................... Patrolman
Burke, J. J. .........................
Collins, J. F. ........................
Callahan, L. M. ......................
Futch,T. D. .........................
Lewis, J. N. .........................
McCreary, H. M. .....................
Padgett, D. A. .......................
Stephenson, C. E. .................... "
Wright, B. B. ........................
Wright, J. C. ........................
Died
Michael McQuade, Retired Sergeant
H. H. Strate, Patrolman
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Number of Days Lost by Each Member of the Department
on Account Vacation, Special Leave, Sickness, Sickness in Family, Suspended and Injured on Duty
During 1908.
; C
NAME ' IS ! 1 >
W. G. Austin _____
S. X. Hams _______
Jos. McCool _______
Jno. E. Maguire ____
T. R. Heffernan-
P. J. Eivers __ _.
J. H. W. UmbachC. T. Christie _
E. D. Fallen--.. ___
C. S. Cowart _______
H. W. Baughn _____
R. E. Davis- _______
T. C. Murphy. _____
W. H. Smith ___ -
M. L. Meldrim _
D. J. Cronin___
J. S. Hallford
J. J. Deignan __
J. D. Semken ______
P. J. Kelly
Akin, J. M. ________
Alexander, E. D. ___
Bryant, B. S.
Becker, W. I ,_
Beach, J. K-- Bell. J. C _ -
Bell, C. L.
Best, C. D. _ ______
Bentley. J. F. _.__._
Brooks, W. B.
Blumberg. L.
Burns, C, - _____
Brant, R. F._- __ -
Byrd, E. I*- ___ -
Collins, M. N. __ -
Cleary, T. F. _______
Coffee, E. J.-
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
IO
IO
IO
10
IO
10
IO
IO
10
10
10
IO
10
IO
IO
IO
7
"a _.
C >
v a O.V
to .4
23
14
7
2
IO
4
I
4
7
3
2
I
2
2
8
IS
2
2
5
I
3
I
i
I
I
Sickness
i
i
i
5 i
19
12
25
4
6
4
8
7
2
IO
IS
9
3
3
5
2
9
Sickness in Family
i
2
5
I
9
3
4
2
Suspended

3
2.
I
0*
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sQ
PCl-l O
II
20
21
45
I
18
13
1
33 24
I
o
17
ii
IO
JO
12
IO
32
19
12
35
38
30
13
%
12
6
12
22
IO
3
fl
22
33 20
3
16
ii
16
o
33 .
IO
18
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 53
Number of Days Lost by Each Member of the Department
on Account Vacation, Special Leave, Sickness, Sickness in Family, Suspended and Injured on Duty
During 1908.
NAME
Cohen, M. G. ______
Cowart. F. D.- _____
Cordray, J. A. ______
Counihan, M. J. ____
Clancy, J. J. ____ frosbv W F
Davis, E. F. ________
Davis, R. T. __
Fleming. W. H. __
Fleming, M. B._ ____
Forehand. R. A. _
Flynn, C. J. ___ -
Gallaher. M. C. _
Goslee, M. _
Guilfoyle, J. _____
Gnibbs, C. B. ___
Griffin. J. N. _______
Harley, H. E. ______
Harley, R. H. _ -
Harper, J. G.-_ _ -
Harrison. R. S._ -
Hinely, F. . -____
Hutson. H. C. ______
Hutto, P. S.
Hicks, W. E _
Ivey, A. ___________
Jones, H. __________
Kearney, F. J.__ __
Keane. D. J. ______
Keane, T. _________
Kemp. H. H. .____
Kennedy. R. F. ____
Keller, C. W.
Kilian, J. G. ________
Lovett. R. F. ______
Lively, G. P. _
Lysaught, D. ______
Lange. J. H. _______
Lenahan, W. M. __
Vacation
. 10
10
10
10
IO
10
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
10
10
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
10
10
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
10
IO
Cfl QJ 'gs
8.w
02 hJ
14
I
3
I
I
I
f) 1
I
t
I
2
35
I
I
3
36
I
I
5
Sickness
S
23
9
2
8
2
^T
2
76
4
2
3
2
17
4
2
16
IS
29
i
i
17
ii
2
5
Sickness in Family
i
4
2
I
y
A
Suspended
i
2
I
S
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"en sQ
l-i O
.
17
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31
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13
19
13
IS19
10
14
16
*f*T
2
12
no
O
2
IS
12
18
2
30
o
^4.
2
46
27
11
30
jy
15
11
14
O
67
22
13
20
0
54 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Number of Days Lost by Each Member of the Department
on Account Vacation, Special Leave, Sickness, Sickness in Family, Suspended and Injured on Duty
During 1908.
NAME
McCarthy. J. C. __
McAlpin, T. E.
McGrath. J. ____
Mitchell, W. R. __
Morgan. L. P.
Malphus. C. M. ___
Moehrke, P. H. __
Miller, H. _______
N'antz. L. H. _ - _
Newton, E. L.
O'.Veill. T. G. ______
O'Reilly. J. J. _____
Price. H. L. -
Quarterman, T. A._
Remley. D. D.
Remley. W. E. __
Reilly, J. ;.___
Reisen. H. ____
Redman, R. E.
Rowse, J. A._.
Sbeehan, Wm. _
Smith. G. L._ _ ___
Stewart, W. H. __
Stewart. W. T _
Sherrod. M. H. _____
Showalter, C. H.
Swift. F. S. _-_-_
Tullis, B. L. _______
Ungar. B. _________
Winn.'W. S- _ - _
Kelly, John _______
Warner, W. W. ___.
Fogarty. T. J. ____
Barthelmess, J. B.
Bobolasky, M.
Claibornc. W. D. _
1
Vacation _
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
IO
10
IO
IO
10
10
IO
IO
10
IO
IO
IO
IO
2
IO
IO
10
IO
12
931
t)
u > i a
a
w_.
2
3
4
3
I
i
3
i
6
I
I
3
3
4
2
I
5
310
Sickness
5
3
5
2
3
23
34
2
2O
9
14
34
8
i
8
3
i
36
14
4
2
3
2
19
715
Sickness Family in
9
2
5
2
6
i
7
14
4
2
1
no
Suspended
i
2
2
I
I
3
3
35
0_?
S
28
20
15
8
7
4
187
"M
1
38
22
19
15
15
31
39
ii
10
47
13
o
30
20
10
.do
ii
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18
13
18
i
ty
O
32
'4
13
20
IO
35
13
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38
'4
2288
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 55
Number of Arrests Made by Each Member of the Department During 1908.
NAME
W. G. Austin
S. N. Harris
Jos. McCool
J. J. Murphy
P. J. Eivers
J. H. W. Umbach
C. T. Christie--.
E. D. Fallon
H. W. Baughn.-
R. E. Davis
T. C. Murphy
W. H. Smith-
M. L. Meldrim__
D. J. Cronin :
J. S. Hallford
J. J. Deignan
J. D. Semken
P. J. Kelly ___ -
Akin, J. M. ___
Alexander. E. D.
Bryant, B. S,
Becker, W. L.
Beach. J. K. Bell, j. C-
Bell, C. L. ___
Best, C. D.
Bentley, J. F.
Brennan, T.-
Brooks, W. B. _
Blumberg, L.
Burns, C. _______
Brant. R. F. _____
Byrd, E. L.
Collins, M. N. _
Cleary, T. F. __
Coffee, E. J-
Cohen, M. G. ___
Cowart, F. D. _
Cordray, J. A. _
Counihan, M. J
Clancy, T J. _____
Davis, E. F, _____
Davis. R. T.-_ __
RANK .
Chief __________
zd Lieutenant.
Chief DetectiveDetective _
Detective - _
Detective _____
Detective ______
1st Sergeant-
Sergeant ___
Sergeant _______
Sergeant ___
Sergeant _______
Quartermaster __
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
Patrolman
Patrolman ______
Patrolman __ _
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ___.-_
Patrolman __
Patrolman ______
Patrolman __
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
To
Jane 3otfa
JS
20
7^
81
84
87
142
162
ii
i
55
14
2
49 16
19
ii
2
23
52
28
24
27
54
25
36
31
39
59
29
16
i
34 17
21
40
76
20
51
27,1
To
Dec. 3ist
26
49 38
199
161
144
142
197
138
U
I44
18
57 23
36
13
32
90
9
9 25
79 17
46
20
54 10
58
25
29
21
33 29
14
46%
19
45 23
2
14
Total
41
69
52
275
242
228
229
339 300
25
I
199
20
2O
106
39
55 24
2
55
142
37
33
52
133
42
82
5
93
10
117
54
45
22
67
46
35 76
122
3
96
50
^
MAYOR'S ANNUAL. REPORT
Number of Arrests Made by Each Member of the Department During 1908.
NAME
Fleming, W. H._
Fleming, M. B.
Forehand, R. A
Flynn, C. J. ___
Gallaher. M. C
Goslee, M._ _____
Guilfoylc, J. _____
Grubbs. C. B. ____
Griffin, J. N. .___
Harley. H. E. _
Harley. R. H. _
Harper, J. G.
Harrison. R. S. _
Hinely, F. ......
Hutson. H. C. _
Hutto, P. S. _____
Hicks, W. E. _ -
Ivey. A. ________
Keane, D. J. ____
Keane. T. ______
Kemp, H. H. ___.
Kennedy. R. F. _
Keller, C. W. __
Kilian, J. G. _____
Lovett. R. F. __
Lively, G. P. __
Lysaught, D.
Lange, J. H.
Lenahan, W. M_
McCarthy, J. C._
McAlpin, T. E
McGrath. J. ___
Mitchell, W. R._
Morgan. L. P. -
Malphus. C. M
Moehrke, P. H._
Miller, H. ___
Xantz, JL. H. __
Newton. E. L. _
O'Xeil, T. G. __
O'Reilly. J. J.___
Price, H. L. _____
Quarterman,<T. A.
To
RANK June 3<rtb
Patrolman ____
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
Patrolman __ _ _
Patrolman _ _ _
Patrolman _ _ _
Patrolman _ _
Patrolman ______
Patrolman _____
Patrolman _ _ _
Patrolman ___
Patrolman ______
Patrolman __
Patrolman __ ___
Patrolman '. ...
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
Patrolman _____
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
Patrolman ______
17
63
23
57
17
"38
28
39
43
"84
92
29
40
29
33
68
8
16
19
30
32
27
43
10
13
%
24
103
31
43
27
90
"28
44
To
Dec. 3ist
19
51
67
33
2
105
23
13
47
20
47
4
32
3
62
12
99
1 06
49
18
24 103 '
5
II
i
24
36
33
28
4
23
40
z
37
19
54
13
59
18
72
10
30
40
Total
36
114
90
33
2
162
40
13
"85
48
86
4
75
146
12
191
135
89
47
57
171
13
27
I
43
66
65
55
4
66
50
30
in
95
43
157
44
102
.
10
58
84
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 57
Number of Arrests Made by Each Member of the Department During 1908.
NAME
Remley, D. D.
Remley, W. E.__
Reilly, J. J.
Redman, R. E.~
Rowse, J. A.
Sheehan Wm
RANK
Patrolman
Patrolman ______
Patrolman __
Patrolman
Smith G. L. ___ {Patrolman
Stewart, W. H.__
Stewart, W. T.._
Sherrod, M. H...
Showalter, C. H.
Sivers, Wm.
Swift, F. S. _
Tullis. B. L_
Ungar B
Patrolman _ _
Patrolman __ __
Patrolman _ _ _
Patrolman
Winn W. S. ___ [Patrolman
To
June soth
6s
28
ii
22
15
14
47
49
23
42
i
Si
To
Dec. 31 st
49
36
24
Is
3
30
II
41
i
58
i
43
42
66
7
32
Total
114
64
35
S3
45
3
45
25
88
i
107
i
66
. 42
108
8
83
Total Number of Arrests During 1908.
White women . ............................ 159
White men . ..............................2883
Negro women . ............................ 1363
Negro men . ...............................3665
Chinamen . ................................ i
Minors . .................................. 422
Total .................................8493
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Arrests Each Month
Month | Negroes | Whites Minors Chinese Total
January _.
February . March _-.
April __.
May .
June .
July _____
August .
September
October _.
November
December .
Totals302
362
365
326
361
440
743
455
4<2
361
369
532
5082
157
323
216
208
152
224
179
219
259
231
3042
36
38
56
59
34
21
32
34
43
n
24
34
422
o
0
o
o
o
I
495
723
637
593
547
686
O I 1284
854
634
591
652
797
o
o
O
o
o
8493
Disposition of Above Cases
Sentenced in Recorder's Court...............4256
Dismissed in Recorder's Court...............2603
Sentenced and sentence suspended by Recorder 117
Turned over to Superior Court............... 155
Turned over to City Court.................. 683
Turned over to Ordinary's Court............. 26
Turned over to various County Sheriffs....... 60
Turned over to Foreign Vessels.............. 21
Turned over to Army and Navy.............. 10
Suspicious characters released . ............. 562
Total .................................8493
Fines Collected in Police Court During the Year 1908
January . ............................. .$1,207.55
February . ............................ 1,414.75
March ................................ 1,329.20
April ................................. 1,085.85
May .................................. 1413-40
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 59
June .................................. 1,140.60
July .................................. 1,753-70
August . .............................. 18,372.15
September . ........................... 1,733.65
October . ............................. 1,854.95
November . ........................... 1,485.25
December . ........................... 2,322.55
Total . ........................ :. .$35,113.60
. Fines collected for the year 1907......../18,255.25
Increase in fines collected in 1908 over
"fines collected in 1907............. .$16,858.35
Statement of Fines Collected in Police Court for Each Year
from igoa to 1908 Inclusive
1902..................................$ 6,242.95
1903.................................. 9,492.90
1904.................................. 9,328.00
1905.................................. 10,057.00
1906.................................. 12,236.00
1907.................................. 18,255.25
1908.................................. 35,113.60
Causes of Arrest
Arson . ............................................ a
Abandonment of wife and children................... 2
Adultery and fornication . .......................... 11
Aiding a convict to escape .......................... i
Assault and battery ................................ 26
Assault with intent to murder....................... 66
Assault with intent to rape.......................... 3
Assault with intent to rob........................... i
Assaulting and stabbing ............................ 28
Bigamy . .......................................... i
Breaking and entering a railroad car.................. 3
Burglary . ......................................... 65
6o MAYOR'S ANNUAL, REPORT
Carrying concealed weapons . ....................... 32
Cheating and swindling . ............................. 42
Contempt of Court . ................................ 71
Cruelty to animals . ................................ 33
Cruelty to children ................................. 2
Cow stealing . ..................................... 2
Deserters from the army ........................... 10
Deserters from foreign vessels . ..................... 21
Disorderly conduct . ............................... 2587
Disturbing public worship .......................... i
Drunk and disorderly . ............................. 1718
Escaped convicts . ................................. 16
Exposure of person ................................ i
Fast and reckless driving ........................... 35
Forgery . ......................................... 10
Gambling ......................................... 101
Involuntary manslaughter . ......................... 8
Illegal voting . .................................... i
Incest . ................... 1........................ i
Impersonating an officer ............................ 2
Keeping a disorderly house ......................... 3
Keeping and maintaining a gambling house........... 3
Keeping a gambling device for the hazarding of money. i
Keeping a place of business open on Sabbath.......... 18
Larceny after trust . ............................... 28
Larceny from the house ............................ 89
Larceny from the person ........................... 35
Larceny, grand . ................................... 3
Larceny, simple . .................................. 497
Lunacy . .......................................... 9
Malicious mischief . ................................ 5
Murder . .......................................... 15
Not confining a vicious dog ......................... 3
Perjury . .......................................... i
Pointing a pistol not in own defense.................. 27
Rape . ............................................ 4
Robbery by intimidation ............................ i
Robbery by force . ................................. 29
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Shooting at another not in his own defense............ 5
Shooting on public highway . ....................... i
Stealing a horse . .................................. 3
Stealing a ride on a railroad train.................... 14
Suspicious characters . ............................. 562
Sending threatening letters ......................... 2
Vagrancy . ........................................ 139
Violating city ordinance . ........................... 1848
Violating automobile ordinance . .................... 71
Violating prohibition law . ......................... 88
Vote buying . ..................................... 2
Vote selling ......................................... i
Wife beating . ..................................... 6
Arrests upon requests of other counties and states..... 60
Ambulance Calls for Year 1908
Month Whites. Negroes. Total.
January ................... 38 41 79
February ..............".... 30 43 73
March .................... 34 36 70
April ..................... 41 45 86
May ...................... 33 50 83
June ...................... 37 53 90
July ...................... 35 49 84
August ................... 43 36 79
September ................ 44 27 71
October ................... 46 55 101
November ................. 38 44 82
December ................. 34 44 78
453 523 976
Patrol Wagon Calls
January . ......................................... 423
February . ........................................ 678
March ............................................ 591
April . ......................................:..... 544
6a_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
May .............................................. 489
June . ............................................ 650
July .............................................. 1047
August ............................................785
September . ....................................... 573
October ........................................... 501
November . ....................................... 620
December . ....................................... 714
Total .........................................7615
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES
OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE YEAR
1908 AS COMPARED WITH THE
EXPENSES FOR 1907
Receipts
Appropriation for 1908 . ......... .$120,000.00
Union Station . .................. 2,350.00
Station House fees . .............. 180.90
Patrolmen's Services (special) .... *43-5O
Unclaimed money; sales of collars,
gloves, sacks, old property, etc. 335-11 $123,009.51
Expenditures
1907 1908
Salaries .............$ 99,019.83 $105,491.59
Horse feed . ......... 5,062.95 5,446.84
Horses . ............. 3,240.00 1,595.00
Horse shoeing. ...... 545-88 68347
Veterinary services . . 99.00 154-75
Uniforms . .......... 2,924.65 3,007.05
Prisoners'rations .... 923.27 922.13
General improvements
and repairs. ....... 1,418.04 403.87
General supplies..... 1,191.73 1,339.11
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 63
Property . ........... $4,505.67 $822.39
Lights . ............. 606.08 248.72
Fuel ................ 321.83 . 260.00
Telephone rental .... 256.42 352-44
Printing, Stationery,
etc. . ............ 307.11 249.03
Gamewell System . .. 475-19 640.89
Postage and Telegr'ms 91.42 134-95
Insurance. .......... 75-OO IIO.OD
Expenses Chief; convention . ........ 100.00 ......
Incidentals .......... 186.40 279.24
Totals . ........ .$121,350.47 $122,141.47 $122,141.47
Balance turned in to City Treasurer. .......$ 868.04
Expenses of department for 1903. ..............$ 90,866.13
Expenses of department for 1904............... 89,399.88
Expenses of department for 1905............... 93,029.20
Expenses of department for 1906............... 106,281.04
Expenses of department for 1907............... 121,350.47
Expenses of department for 1908............... 122,141.47
Amount appropriated for 1909................. 130.000.00
Inventory of Property
Police Department grounds . .............. .$20,000.00
Police Headquarters building . ............. 25,000.03
Police outbuildings . ...................... 12,000.00
Gamewell System . ........................ 10,000.00
Inside telephone system . .................. 200.00
40 Horses ................................... 6,000.00
2 Patrol wagons . ....................'....... 500.00
2 Ambulances . ............................. 500.00
i Buckboard . ............................. 75-QO
i Buggy . ................................. 60.00
i Patrol wagon (unserviceable) . ............. 25.00
i Supply wagon . ........................... 50.00
M. R.C.S.-5
MAYOR'S ANNUAL, REPORT
May. .
June .
July . .
489
. 650
.1047
August ............................................785
September . ....................................... 573
October ........................................... 501
November . ....................................... 620
December . ....................................... 714
Total .........................................7615
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES
OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE YEAR
1908 AS COMPARED WITH THE
EXPENSES FOR 1907
Receipts
Appropriation for 1908 . ......... .$120,000.00
Union Station . .................. 2,350.00
Station House fees . ..............
Patrolmen's Services (special) ....
Unclaimed money; sales of collars,
gloves, sacks, old property, etc.
Expenditures
180.90
I43-50
335.11 $123,009.51
1907 1908
Salaries .............^ 99,019.83 $105,491.59
Horse feed . ......... 5,062.95 5,446.84
Horses . ............. 3,240.00 i,595.00
Horse shoeing. ...... 545-88 683-47
Veterinary services . . 99.00 154-75
Uniforms . .......... 2,924.65 3,007.05
Prisoners' rations.... 923.27 922.13
General improvements
and repairs. ....... 1418.04 403.87
General supplies ..... 1,191.73 1,339.11
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 63
Property . ........... $4,505.67 $822.39
Lights. ............. 606.08 248.72
Fuel. ............... 321.83 . 260.00
Telephone rental .... 256.42 352.44
Printing, Stationery,
etc.............. 37-" 249-03
Gamewell System . .. 475-19 640.89
Postage and Telegr'ms 91.42 134-95
Insurance . .......... 75- x IO.OD
Expenses Chief; convention . ........ 100.00 .:....
Incidentals .......... 186.40 279.24
Totals . ........ .$121,350.47 $122,141.47 $122,141.47
Balance turned in to City Treasurer. .......$ 868.04
Expenses of department for 1903...............5 90,866.13
Expenses of department for 1904............... 89,399.88
Expenses of department for 1905............... 93,029.20
Expenses of department for 1906............... 106,281.04
Expenses of department for 1907............... 121,350.47
Expenses of department for 1908............... 122,141.47
Amount appropriated for 1909................. 130.000.00
Inventory of Property
Police Department grounds . .............. .$20,000.00
Police Headquarters building . ............. 25,000.00
Police outbuildings . ...................... 12,000.00
Gamewell System . ........................ 10,000.00
Inside telephone system . .................. 200.00
40 Horses ................................... 6,000.00
2 Patrol wagons . ...................,s....... 500.00
2 Ambulances . ............................. 500.00
i Buckboard . ............................. 75.00
I Buggy . ................................. 60.00
I Patrol wagon (unserviceable) . ............. 25.00
i Supply wagon . ........................... 50.00
M. R.C. s.s
MAYOR'S ANNUAL, REPORT
5 Sets single harness ........................ $ 125.00
2 Sets double harness . ...................... 100.00
42 Springfield rifles . ......................... 400.00
42 Winchester rifles . ........................ 400.00
109 Revolvers ................................ 1,090.00
32 Saddles, bridles and blankets . .............. 1,300.00
4 Roller top desks . ......................... 300.00
4 Small desks . ............................. 80.00
i Flat top desk, standing . ................... 55-OO
I Steel filing cabinet . ....................... 250.00
r Wooden filing cabinet. .................... 40.00
I Small filing cabinet . ...................... 15.00
I Prisoners' property cabinet . ............... 60.00
93 Clothes lockers . .......................... 360.00
92 Iron cots . ............................... 275.00
90 Mattresses . .............................. 150.00
30 Prisoners' blankets . ...................... 60.00
3 Iron safes ................................ 200:00
i Large table . ............................. 175.00
6 Small tables . ............................. 80.00
7 Revolving desk chairs . .................... 100.00
ii Leather back chairs . ...................... 120.00
45 Court room chairs . ....................... 100.00
7 Stoves for heating . ....................... 155.00
i Cooking stove and utensils . ................ 20.00
3 Clocks ................................... 50.00
i Steel clothes locker . ...................... 50.00
i Medicine chest and contents v .............. 25.00
4 Electric fans . ............................ 120.00
i Art square . .............................. 40.00
8 Rugs . ................................... 30.00
3 Foot mats ..'.............................. 10.00
52 Cuspidors . ............................. 50.00
i Lounge . ................................. 30.00
i Book case ................................ 40.00
i Steel book case . .......................... 7S-OO
20 Window shades . ......................... 40.00
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________65
Floor coverings . ......................... $ 350.00
Pictures, mirrors, etc. . .................... 50.00
1 Ice box ................................... 5.00
2 Water coolers . ........................... 5.00
3 Pairs handcuffs . .......................... 15.00
2 Bicycles . ................................ 80.00
12 Pairs pillows . ............................ 30.00
34 Sabres ................................... 100.00
50 Web cartridge belts . ...................... 50.00
loo Wreaths ................................. 75-QD
25 Club sockets ............................. . 15.00
100 Badges . ................................. 50.00
100 Clubs .................................... 75-oo
100 Whistles ................................. 25,00
i Letter press and copying outfit. ............ ro.oo
4 Horse blankets . .......................... 15:00
27 Yale locks . .............................. 30.00
2 Wheelbarrows . .......................... 10.00
$81,970.00
GAMEWELL BOXES
Stations
12..Lincoln and River
13.. Bay and Randolph
14..Bay and East Broad
15..Bay and Bull
21..Congress and Abercorn
22. .Broughton and East Broad
23. .Oglethorpe Ave. and East Broad
24. .Broughton and Bull
25. .President and Randolph
31. .York and Bull
32. .Park Avenue and Waters Road
33.. Wheaton and Randolph
43. .Barnard and River
44..Ocean Steamship Wharf
66__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
45..Indian and Fahm
51..Bay and West Broad
52. .Bull and Estill Avenue
53.. Broughton and West Broad
54. .Zubly and Fahm
121. .Oglethorpe Avenue and West Broad
122. .Oglethorpe Avenue and Barnard
123. .McDonough and Drayton
124. .Cemetery and Gwinnett
125..Liberty and West Broad
131..Union Station
144. .Market, South Entrance on Congress
152..Minis and West Broad
212. .Huntington and Whitaker
213. .Waldburg and West Broad
214. .West Broad and Henry Lane
215. .Liberty and East Broad
* 221.. Liberty and Whitaker
242. .Jones and Whitaker
243. .Jones and East Broad
312..Taylor and Lincoln
313. .Huntington and East Broad
314. .Harmon and Wheaton
321.. Bolton and East Broad
322. .Waldburg and Drayton
323..Bull and Thirty-ninth
331. .Anderson and Habersham
34i..Abercorn and Thirty-sixth
4i2..Ogeechee Road and Thirty-sixth
413..Howard and Thirty-ninth
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 67
Report of the Recorder
t
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah :
I have the honor to submit this, my second annual report as Recorder of the City of Savannah.
x I respectfully invite your attention to the comprehensive report of the Chief of Police, which embraces all details connected with this Court and the work it has done.
I have delayed the filing of this report, in order that
the report of the Chief might first be filed, and append
hereto the tabulated statement showing cases heard and
the manner of their disposition, as well as the fines collected, and it will be noted that the number of cases disposed of, as well as the monetary returns from trials, exceed by a considerable margin those of the year before.
Industrial Farm
The Industrial Farm up to the present time has not, in
my opinion, accomplished its purpose for the reason that
no punishment has been inflicted on unruly prisoners and
for the further reason that the detention of the prisoners
at the farm has been made possible only through their
moral fear. The guards being unarmed, and the penalty
of escape being no greater nor more drastic than the original sentence, there has been no way to compel prisoners to
remain in duress. The number of escapes has been exceedingly great and a sentence on the Farm has come to be regarded as a joke. I earnestly recommend your co-operation
with the County Commissioners that this condition of affairs be remedied by giving the power of corporal punishment as well as arming the guards.
6B_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL, REPORT__________
Escape Misdemeanor
I would also recommend that the legislative enactment
creating the Industrial Farm be so amended as to make one
escaping guilty of a misdemeanor. This would have the
effect of immediately stopping the wholesale escapes that
have taken place in the past.
Larger Scope
My attention has been directed and I have given considerable thought to the action of the Grand Jury of the
County, wherein they recommend that the powers of the
Recorder be enlarged so that he may sentence prisoners to
the County Farm. Were the Recorder permitted to dispose of all misdemeanors with the power of punishment
provided under the section of the Code for such violations
of the law, where no jury trial was demanded, it would be
of great benefit. It would mean quicker disposal of petty
criminals and at the same time relieve the higher court of
an enormous amount of work now done, which is practically
unnecessary, save for the limited punishing powers of the
Recorder. I suggest that your Honorable Body co-operate
with the Grand Jury to bring about this desired condition
of affairs.
The Loiterers
I again direct your attention to and ask the passage of
an ordinance to prevent loitering on the streets. As I pointed
out in my last report there are a large number of undesirable citizens, who do just enough work to take them technically out of the vagrancy class. These constitute the
great majority of our law breakers and if by a suitable ordinance they could be forced to seek steady employment
crime would, in my opinion, be materially lessened.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN E. SCHWARZ,
Recorder City of Savannah.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 69
Fines Collected in Police Court During the Year 1908
January . ............................. .$1,207.55
February . ........................... 1,414-75
March ................................ 1,329.20
April ................................. 1,085.85
May .................................. 1,413.40
June .................................. 1,140.60
July ................................... 1,753-70
August . .............................. 18,372.15
September . ........................... 1,733.65
October . ............................. 1,854.95
November . ........................... 1,485.25
December . ........................... 2,322.55
Total . ...........................$35,113.60
Fines collected for the year 1907......./ 18,255.25
Increase in fines collected in 1908 over
fines collected in 1907. ............ .$16,858.35
Statement of Pines Collected in Police Court for Each Year
from igoa to 1908 Inclusive
1902. .................................$ 6,242.95
1903. ................................. 9,492-90
1904. ................................. 9,328.00
1905. ................................. 10,057.00
1906. .................................. 12,236.00
1907. ................................. 18,255.25
1908. ................................. S
Total Number of Arrests During 1908.
White women . .. :......................... 159
White men . ............................. .2883
Negro women . ............................ 1363
Negro men ................................ 3665
Chinamen . ................................ i
Minors . .................................. 422
Total .................................8493
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Arrests Each Month
Month
March ___ _
April ___________
May _________
June
July ____________
August
October __ ___
Totals _______
Negroes
a2
362
^6i
326
36l
440
/**/
455
412
361
369
532
cr_t->
Whites
157
327
216
208
152
3"y eno.
6e
179
219
259
21 T
1O42
Minors
16
^8
56
59
"*A
21
32
34
43
II
yr
Chinese
o
o
o
o
o
i
o
o
o
0
o
o
I
Total
495
723
637
jy*j
&
1284
fiej
vj*t
591
652
797
-**R/O 8401
Causes of Arrest
Arson . ...........................
Abandonment of wife and children..
Adultery and fornication . .........
Aiding a convict to escape . ........
Assault and battery . ..............
Assault with intent to murder......
Assault with intent to rape.........
Assault with intent to rob..........
Assaulting and stabbing . ..........
Bigamy . .........................
Breaking and entering a railroad car.
Burglary . ........................
Carrying concealed weapons . .;....
Cheating and swindling . ..........
Contempt of Court. ...............
Cruelty to animals . ...............
Cruelty to children . ...............
Cow stealing . ....................
Deserters from the army . .........
2
2
II
I
26
66
3
i
28
i
3
65
32
.42
71
33
2
2
IO
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Deserters from foreign vessels ...................... 21
Disorderly conduct ................................ 2587
Disturbing public worship .......................... i.
Drunk and disorderly . ............................. 1718
Escaped convicts . ................................. 16
Exposure of person . ............................... i
Fast and reckless driving ........................... 35
Forgery . ......................................... 10
Gambling ......................................... 101
Involuntary manslaughter .......................... 8
Illegal voting . .................................... I
Incest . ........................................... i
Impersonating an officer ............................ 2
Keeping a disorderly house . ........................ 3
Keeping and maintaining a gambling house........... 3
Keeping a gambling device for the hazarding of money. I
Keeping a place of business open on Sabbath.......... 18
Larceny after trust . ............................... 28
Larceny from the house ............................ 89
Larceny from the person ............................ 35
Larceny, grand . ................................... 3
Larceny, simple . .................................. 497
Lunacy . .......................................... 9
Malicious mischief . ................................ 5
Murder . .......................................... 15
Not confining a vicious dog ......................... 3
Perjury . .......................................... i
Pointing a pistol not in own defense......'............ 27
Rape . ............................................ 4
Robbery by intimidation ............................ I
Robbery by force . .................................. 29
Shooting at another not in his own defense............ 5
Shooting on public highway ........................ I
Stealing a horse . .................................. 3
Stealing a ride on a railroad train.................... 14
Suspicious characters . ............................. 562
Sending threatening letters ......................... 2
Vagrancy . ........................................ 139
72 MAYOR'S ANNUAL, REPORT
Violating city ordinance . ........................... 1848
Violating automobile ordinance . .................... 71
Violating prohibition law . ......................... 88
Vote buying . ..................................... 2
Vote selling . ...................................... i
Wife beating . ................................... 1. 6
Arrests upon requests of other counties and states..... 60
Disposition of Above Cases
Sentenced in Recorder's Court...............4256
Dismissed in Recorder's Court...............2603
Sentenced and sentence suspended by Recorder 117
Turned over to Superior Court............... 155
Turned over to City Court.................. 683
Turned over to Ordinary's Court............. 26
Turned over to various County Sheriffs....... 60
Turned over to Foreign Vessels.............. 21
Turned over to Army and Navy.............. 10
Suspicious characters released . ............. 562
Total .......:.........................8493
NINETEENTH
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
PAID FIRE DEPARTMENT
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
December 31, 19O8
THOMAS BAEI.ANTYNE
SUPERINTENDENT
FIRE COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF SAVANNAH,
FOR* THE YEAR 1908.
R. J. Davant, Chairman.
A. S. Guckenheimer J. F. Perritt
C. G. Wilkinson H. F. Wilson
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Thomas Ballantyne ...................... Superintendent
J. J. Connelly....................... Asst. Superintendent
P. F. Curry .......................Clerk and Storekeeper
G. T. Johnston ........................ Electric Inspector
F. J. Kilroy .............................. Fire Inspector
D. S. O'Connor ......................Asst. Fire Inspector
W. D. Claiborne .............. Superintendent Fire Alarm
ROLL OF HONOR
Members of Department December 31, 1908.
October 17, 1907, Foreman Arthur M. Rogers, Meritorious Service.
September 8th, 1903, Driver John L. Lady, Courageous
Conduct.
September 8th, 1903, Fireman John P. Duffy, Meritorious
Service.
September I4th, 1903, Driver Hugh J. Larkin, Courageous Conduct.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 75
Superintendent's Report
Office of the Superintendent of the Fire Department.
Savannah, Ga., January ist, 1909.
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah:
GentlemenI have the honor to submit my second annual report of the operations and conditions of the Fire
Department of the City for the year ending December 3ist,
1908, this report being the nineteenth Annual Report of the
Paid Fire Department.
The total force of the Department at the close of the
year was ninety (90) men as follows:
I Superintendent.
i Assistant Superintendent.
i Clerk and Storekeeper.
I Superintendent Fire Alarm.
i Electric Inspector.
i Fire Inspector.
i Assistant Fire Inspector.
6 Foremen of Engine Companies.
6 Assistant Foremen of Engine Companies.
2 Foremen of Chemical and Hose Companies.
2 Assistant Foremen of Chemical and Hose Companies.
6 Engineers of Steamers.
19 Drivers.
2 Tillermen.
38 Firemen.
2 Extra Firemen.
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During the year the following changes were made in
the force:
&
i Engineer died from natural causes.
i Engineer re-instated.

i Engineer dismissed.
i Foreman made Engineer.
i Assistant Foreman made Foreman.
i Fireman made Assistant Foreman.
1 Clerk and 5 Firemen resigned.
2 Firemen dismissed.
3 Firemen re-instated.
i Clerk and 4 firemen, appointed, also 2 Extra Men, leaving the force 90, the number authorized by City Ordinance.
FORCE BY COMPANIES
Fire Station No. i
518-520-522 Broughton Street, East.
Name Capacity In Service
T. J. Fogerty............ Foreman . ............. 10 years
J. J. Whalen............Assistant Foreman ..... 5 "
J. A. Goette............ Engineer ............. 4 "
W. J. Cleary............Driver Engine . .......24 "
W. F. Carrick...........Driver Wagon ........ 5 "
J. A. Lane, Jr...........Driver Supt.'s Buggy... 3 "
F. Goritz . .............. Fireman .............. 7 "
T. Walsh . .............Fireman .............. 5 "
J. J. Hunter . ........... Fireman . ............. i "
J. Higgins . ............ Fireman .............. i "
T. J. Ryan . ............ Fireman . ............. 2 mos.
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Fire Station No. a
Indian and West Broad Streets.
Name Capacity In Service
A. P. McFarland..... ...Foreman . .............22 years
M. J. Roach............Assistant Foreman ..... 8 "
D. P. Murphy........... Engineer . ............ 10 "
T. F. Lovett............ Driver Engine . ....... 10 "
L. F. Henderson........ Driver Wagon ........ ro "
J. C. Cooper.......,.'... Driver Truck ......... 10 "
B. Leddy . ..............Tillerman . ............10 "
J. Rottenburg . .........Fireman . ............. 5 "
G. F. Kilroy . ......... .Fireman .............. 4 "
V. S. Pacetti . ..........Fireman .............. 4 "
J. C. Hirt. .............Fireman .............. 3 "
J. W. Whalen...........Fireman . ............. 3 "
J. J. Fitzpatrick......... Fireman . ............. 3 "
P. E. Forehan.......... .Fireman . ............. I "
R. M. Richardson..... ...Fireman . ............. i "
R. J. Hayes.............Fireman . ............. I "
Fire Station No. 3
Headquarters, Central Station, Oglethorpe Avenue and
Abercorn Street.
Name Capacity In Service
A. J. Toshach........... Foreman . ............. 22 years
C. V. Egense...........Assistant Foreman . ... 18 "
S. W. Peck............. Engineer ............. 3 "
J. C. Sheahan........... Driver Engine ........ 5 "
T. J. Kearney........... Driver Wagon ........ 5
B. E. Sheppard..........Driver Truck ......... 5 "
M. F. Morehead.........Tillerman . ............ 10 "
E. T. Morrissey.........Fireman . ............. 7 "
J. M. Hanley............ Fireman . ............. 5 "
W. F. White............Fireman . '............. 4 "
R. C. Smith.............Fireman . ............. 4 "
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Name Capacity In Service
C. C. Edwards ..........Driver Asst. Supt. Buggy 2 years
M. F. Harvey .......... Fireman .............. 2 "
J. S. O'Brien............ Fireman .............. 2
J. R. Wohanka .........Fireman .............. 2 "
R. J. O'Keefe ...........Fireman ............... I
J. P. Chaplin, Jr. ........Fireman ......... ..... 2 mos.
Fire Station No. 4
606 Barnard Street.
N^ame Capacity In Service
T. D. Brunson ..........Foreman .............. 11 years
J. J. Hearn .............Assistant Foreman ..... 12 "
W. J. Futch ............Engineer .............. 10 "
C. W. Stein ........... .Driver Engine ......... 3 "
G. C. Donnelly .........Driver Wagon ......... 18 "
W. H. Remley .*........ .Driver Truck .......... 7 "
J. P. Duffy .............Fireman .............. 11 "
J. L. Lady ..............Fireman .............. 8 "
C. W, Ellis .............Fireman .............. 6 "
J. H. Alien .............Fireman .............. 3 "
Geo. Campsen, Jr. .......Fireman .............. 2 mos.
W. J. Barrett ...........Fireman .............. 2 mos.
Fire Station No. 5
n Henry Street, East.
Name Capacity In Service
A. M. Rogers ...........Foreman .............. 12 years
H. F. Corley ............Assistant Foreman ..... 18 "
C. A. Christians ........Engineer .............. 17 "
L. Walsh ..............Driver Engine ......... 2 '*
M. F. Sullivan ..........Driver Wagon ......... 5 "
J. Henderson ........... Fireman .............. 4 "
J. N. Egense ............Fireman .............. i "
J. E. McDonough .......Fireman .............. I "
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Fire Station No. 6
Thirty-Eighth and Barnard Streets.
Name Capacity In Service
C. M. Burnham .........Foreman ......... ..... 12 years
D. V. Whitaker ........Assistant Foreman... ..9
L,. Trebony .............Engineer .............. 19
J. H. Monsees ..........Driver Engine ......... 3 "
F. H. Thompson ........Driver Wagon ........ 12 "
W. B. Jones ............Fireman .............. 9
J. A. McGrath ..........Fireman .............. 8
E. J. Storey.............Fireman .............. 2 "
Chemical Company No. i
Central Station, Oglethorpe Avenue and Abercorn Street.
Name Capacity In Service
J. Murphy ..............Foreman .............. 8 years
T. Flynn ...............Assistant Foreman ..... 10 "
R. B. Hearn ............Driver ................ 8 "
G. E. Johnson ..........Fireman .............. 8 "
J. P. Kavanaugh ........Fireman .............. 2 "
Hose Company No. i
515 Waldburg Street, East.
Name Capacity In Service
J. O'Leary ..............Foreman ........ ...... 15 years
T. Hamilton ...........Assistant Foreman .. ...15 "
W. W. Pringle..........Driver ................ 12 "
H. J. Larkin ............ Fireman ........ ...... 18 "
M. R.C. S.-6
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EXPENSES
The Expenses were sub-divided as follows:
Salaries ......................................$78,931.88
Printing and stationer}' ........................ 108.15
Feed and stock ....^.......................... 6,697.34
Horse Shoeing ................................ 885.23
Treatment of sick stock ........................ 341.00
Additional stock .............................. 1,250.00
Harness and repairs to same ................... 236.88
Repairs to apparatus .......................... 1,523.71
Engine, coal and wood ......................... 49-50
Stove and heater, coal and wood ............... 1,162.50
Gas and illuminating oil ....................... 542.17
Lubricating oils and waste ..................... 53-77
Soda and Acid ................................ 103.59
Beds and bedding for men ...................... 3.25
Miscellaneous shop tools ...................... 11.03
Furniture and fixtures ......................... 237.04
Implements of the service ..................... 127.51
Paints, varnish, etc ............................ 673.29
Repairs to buildings ........................... 1,479.28
Additional Hose .............................. 2,700.00
Boxes, instruments, wires, tools, etc ............. 6.95
Telephone rent ............................... 79-92
Cleaning tools, etc ............................. 296.33
Repairs to heaters ............................. 18.67
Ice .......................................... 125.00
Surgeon fees ....................i............. 70.00
Rent of houses ................................. 60.00
Incidentals ................................... 357-96
Pensions ...................................... 870.00
$99.001.95
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ESTIMATED VALUE OF DEPARTMENT PROPERTY
Fire Station No. i ............................ .$20,750.00
Fire Station No. 2 ............................ 26,195.00
Fire Station No. 3 ............................. 51,555.00
Fire Station No. 4 ............................. 21,514.00
Fire Station No. 5 ............................. 14,820.00
Fire Station No. 6 ............................. 10,530.00
Chemical Station No. i ........................ 3,364.00
Hose Station No. i ............................ 3,862.00
Fire Alarm System ........................... 30,446.00
Miscellaneous ................................ 3,435.00
$186,471.00
EXPENSES BY STATIONS
Fire Station No. i ............................ .$12,847.77
Fire Station No. 2 ............................. 15,999.41
Fire Station No. 3 ............................. 17,877.58
Fire Station No. 4 ............................. 13,071.61
Fire Station No. 5 ............................. 8,147.86
Fire Station No. 6 ............................. 8,285.30
Chemical Station No. I ......................... 5,487.84
Hose Company No. i .......................... 4,168.01
Fire Alarm ................................... 610.25
General Expenses ............................. 12,506.32
$99,001.95
DESCRIPTION OF ROLLING STOCK
Engine No. i.First Size Double Pump LaFrance.
Engine No. 2.Double Extra First Size Double Pump
LaFrance.
Engine No. 3.First Size Double Pump LaFrance.
Engine No. 4.Third Size Double Pump LaFrance'.
Engine No. 5.Fifth Size Double Pump LaFrance.
Engine No. 6.Second Size Single Pump Amoskeag.
Engme No. 7.Second Size Single Pump Jeffers.
Reserve Engine No. 8.Second Size Double Pump LaFrance.
MAYOR'S ANNUM. REPORT
Hose Tenders
No. I.One two-horse wagon.
No. 2.One two-horse wagon.
No. 3.One two-horse wagon.
No. 4.One two-horse wagon.
No. 5.One two-horse wagon (See Combinations.)
No. 6.One two-horse wagon (See Combinations.)
Hose No. i.One two-horse wagon.
Reserve.One one-horse reel.

Chemical Engines
Chemical No. i.One Holloway Double-tank, 85 gallons
each.
Hook and Ladder Trucks
No. i.Hayes' Aerial Extension, 55 feet.
No. 2.Leverich Wood Frame Tiller Truck, 52 feet extension.
No. 3.Rumsey and Co.'s Light Steel Frame City
Truck (See Combinations.)
One New 75-foot Aerial Truck ordered, to be delivered
March 1st.
Combinations
No. 2.Originally Holloway Combinations with double
tank, 35 gallons each. One tank taken off.
No. 5.Tank from Holloway Chemical Engine placed
under seat of Hose Wagon.
No. 6.Originally Holloway Chemical Engine, with
double tanks, 65 gallons each; remodeled in 1902, and
changed into a hose wagon with one tank under seat.
Truck No. 3.Tank from Holloway Combinations, hung
under truck frame.
One New Combination Wagon ordered, to be delivered
February ist.
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Supply and Coal Wagons
One Two-Horse large wagon.
Three One-Horse small wagons.
Officers' Vehicles
One Superintendent's four-wheel buggy.
One Assistant Superintendent's four-wheel buggy.
Hose
On January ist, 1908, the Department owned 18,200 feet
of hose.
Since that date 4,000 feet of 2j^-inch hose were purchased.
Two thousand feet of condemned hose were sold. 1,500
feet yet in reserve to be disposed of.
The inventory of hose on December 3ist, shows 21,550
feet, classed as follows:
Very Good ...................... 17,150 feet
Chemical hose good .............. 900 feet
No Good ........................ 3,500 feet
Total .....................21,550 feet
Horses
On January ist, 1908, there were in service 44 horses.
During the year 3 horses, "Mack," "Eli," "Johnnie," were
condemned and sold.
*
Five new horses were purchased during the year. We
now have 46 horses.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Repairs to Apparatus
Superintendent's Buggy; repainted and one new rubber
tire.
Assistant Superintendent's Buggy; repainted and new
rubber tires.
No. IEngine; New plungers and valves, and general
over-hauling.
No. 2Engine; New plungers.
No. 3Wagon; Two new tices and felloes.
No. 4Engine; New grate bars and repairs to boiler.
No. 3Truck; One new pole.
No. 5Wagon; One new doubletree.
No. 5Engine; Repairs to running gear.
No. 7Engine; New boiler, general over-hauling to machinery and running gear, also repainting.
Supply Wagons; General over-hauling and repainting.
No. iChemical; Rear tires reset.
Injuries to Employees
January I5th, Driver J. H. Alien, Engine No. 2, was
pulled out of seat, and broke his arm, in response to box 7.
Off duty 46 days.
February 2ist, Fireman J. H. Roley, Engine No. 4,
sprained ankle sliding down pole in response to box 42. Off
duty 35 days.
June I2th, Fireman J. McGrath, Engine No. 6, while
working at fire, fell bruising his leg. No time lost.
July 22d, Fireman J. McGrath, Engine No. 6, while
working at fire in Byck Printing Co., was cut by falling
glass, on ankle. Off duty 8 days, 16 hours.
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July 23rd, Fireman J. A. Lane, Jr., Engine No. I, stepped
on nail at fire of Smith and Kelly. Off duty 6 days.
July 28th, Driver J. Monsees, Engine No. 6, horse stepped
on his foot and slightly injured it. No time lost.
August I2th, Fireman J. Hunter, Engine No. i, while
working at fire Southern Phosphate Co., received a severe
blow from piece of timber on back. Off duty 13 days.
September 7th, Assistant Foreman J. J. Hearn, Engine
No. 4, while on practice run, injured himself while stepping
off the wagon. Off duty 45 days.
September i6th, Assistant Foreman T. Flynn, Chemical
Company No. I, while exercising horse was thrown, spraining his ankle. Off duty 15 days.
November I3th, Assistant Foreman T. Flynn, Chemical
Company No. I, while having horse clipped, horse reared,
pawing him over eye and on back. Off duty 4 days and 16
hours.
*
November i6th, Fireman J. Hunter, Engine Co. No. I,
while working at fire at box 72, bruised his knee cap. Off
duty 3 days.
s
December 2nd, Fireman J. Hirt, Engine No. 2, while
working at fire, box 54, pipe got away from him, injuring his
nose. Off duty i day.
December 5th, Driver J. Cooper, Truck No. 2, while
working at fire box 54, sprained his wrist. Off duty 4 days
and 16 hours.
December 25th, Driver W. F. Carrick, while holding
horses, horses became frightened, stepping on his foot. Off
duty i day and 12 hours.
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Accidents to Horses
January ist "Charlie and Dixie" of No. s's Engine, while
responding to box 45, ran into box 47, severely bruising
team.
"Charlie" out of service 8 days, "Dixie" out of service 14
days.
January 25th, "Hampton" of No. 6's Engine, cut the inside of the left foot getting up in stall. Out of service 9 days.
February I5th, "Dennis" of No. 2*s Engine, broke away
from station at 4.00 p. m., falling into railroad trestle. Out
of service 22 days.
April ist, "Dick" of No. i's Wagon, while responding to
box 27, slipped and fell, severely bruising himself. Out of
service 21 days.
September 8th, Truck team "Sandy and Tabo" of No.
I, collided with a wagon while responding to box 28, slightly bruising team. Not out of service.
Accidents to Apparatus
May 23rd, Assistant Superintendent's buggy, while responding to fire alarm box 65, broke shaft. Out of service
2 days.
May 29th, No. 5's wagon, while responding to fire alarm
box 125, broke doubletree. Out of service 2 hours.
November I4th, No. 3*3 Truck, while responding to telephone alarm, collided with a wagon and broke pole. Out of
service 6 hours.
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IN MEMORIAM.
George Mouro
Assistant Superintendent, entered the Department February 6, 1878; died December 20, 1906, from injuries received at a fire December 19, 1906.
E. P. Daley
Hoseman of Engine Company No. 5; entered the Department October 6, 1902; died December 20, 1906, from injuries
received at a fire December 19, 1906.
H. J. Eady
Hoseman of Engine .Company No. 5; entered the Department November 9, 1904;. killed in the discharge of his
duty at a fire December 19, 1906.
Robert J. Glass
Assistant Foreman of Chemical Company No. I; entered
the Department October I, 1884; died from natural causes
July 31, 1907.
DIED DURING THE YEAR
John V. Bordnave
Engineer of Engine Company No. 2, entered the Department January I, 1870; died from natural causes June 8, 1908.
BUILDINGS
Inside of buildings and stalls have been repainted and
repaired, except Hose Company No. i. This building will
shortly be dispensed with, when we move into our New Fire
Station at Gwinnett and Paulsen streets, about February
ist, 1909. The new house will be Engine Company No. 7.
I take great pleasure in reporting to you that our new station will be the most modern and up-to-date in the City.
It will add a much better protection to the Southeastern
section of the City than it has ever had.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
During the year the headquarters of the Fire Department
were moved from No. 2 Engine Company, Indian and West -
Broad Streets, to Oglethorpe Avenue and Abercorn Street,
where a new office was erected over the east wing of Engine Company No. 3.
Fire Alarm System
I am pleased to report the purchase of nine (9) new fire
alarm boxes which were placed in front of public school
buildings and one for Central Railroad Company.
For a more extended and detailed report of this system,
I beg to refer you to the report of Superintendent of Fire
Alarm, W. D. Claiborne, hereto attached.
Recommendations
For Southwestern section of City, in the neighborhood
of the Union Station which is very thickly populated, and
also has very bad streets, at present; is not so well protected from present Fire Stations, I would respectfully recommend the erection of a new Fire Station for this section
of the City. If it is not possible at present to do so, a Hose
Company should be established.
I would also respectfully recommend an increase in salary of Sio.oo a month for our Electrical Inspector, Mr. G. T.
Johnston, who has proven a very efficient, industrious and
capable officer. You will note by his report, an increase in
inspections, and very material increase in the revenue to the
City.
Alarms
The total number of alarms was 258, distributed as follows :
From street boxes ...................... 69 calls
By telephone .......................... 129 "
By local calls .......................... 52 "
False alarms ........................... 8 "
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The alarms were answered as follows:
Engine Company No. i ..................49 calls
Engine Company No. 2 .................. 50 "
Engine Company No. 3 .................. 52 "
Engine Company No. 4 ..................37 "
Engine Company No. 5 ..................30 "
Engine Company No. 6 .................. 18 "
Chemical Company No. i................. 52 "
Hose Company No. i .................... 12 "
Truck Company No. I ...................39 "
Truck Company No. 2 ...................33 "
Truck Company No. 3 ...................63 "
* Alarms were divided as follows: "
Between River and Jones Streets ........ 138 calls
Between Jones and Anderson Streets .... 78 "
Between Anderson and City Limits ...... 28 "
Outside the City Limits ................ 14 "
The largest number of alarms came from street boxes 35
and 54, a total of 5 from each.
The greatest number of alarms were received during the
month of 'December, a total of 38. January comes next
with 30. July, with 13, shows the lowest of any month during the year. Friday is credited with the greatest number,
58, and Wednesday with the smallest, 25.
The largest number occurred between the hours of 12
o'clock noon and 6 P. M., a total of 68, and the smallest
number between the hours of midnight and 6 A. M., a total
of 45-
Causes
The causes, as ascertained, were as follows:
Smoke issuing .......................... 133
Explosions ............... ........... 39
Foul chimneys .......................... 61
False and test ........................... 21
Beyond City limits ...................... 4
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Of these 81 occurred in brick or stone buildings, 173 in
wooden buildings, and 4 in other than buildings, and they
were brought about in heating, 193; in illuminating, 55; in
other ways, 10. The fires were found in dwellings, 148; in
business houses, 58; and in other than buildings, 52.
The direct causes of fires were attributed to the following :
Careless children............. ............ 8
Electric wires ............................II
Overheated stoves ........................ 16
Carelessness .............................34
Defective construction .................... 19
Defective flues ...........................41
Incendiary and supposed Incendiary ....... ro
Flying sparks ............................ 19
Unknown ...............................26
Explosions ............... ............24
Foul chimneys ........................... 15
False and test ............................ 21
Beyond City limits ....................... 4
Others .................................. 10
One hundred and ninety-nine were confined to points
of origin, or before they had made any headway.
Seventeen were confined to the floor on which they originated ; 29 were confined to the building in which they
originated, and n extended to adjoining buildings. There
were 2 conflagrations.
Fires were extinguished as follows:
By chemical streams .................... rot
By hydrant streams ..................... 31
By engine streams ...................... 32
By buckets of water ..................... 61
Out when Department arrived ........... 33
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Losses
The total loss for the year was $171,465.00 divided as follows:
On buildings ............,.......$ 30,687.00
On contents ..................... 140,778.00
The greatest loss occurred during the month of August,
and the smallest during the month of October.
The following comparative statement is respectfully submitted :
1890 ................. 169 $139^86.84 13.2
1891 ................. 190 345,265.84 19.2
1892 ................. 208 166,837.46 11.8
1893 ................. 183 , 172,986.39 7-8
1894 ................. 168 452,407.36 9.6
1895 ................. 179 112,645.26 5.8
1896 ................. 196 390.970-23 ".2
1897 ................. 195 96,293.75 4-3
1898 ................. 293 440,630.78 10.2
1899 ................. 238 i53,599-83 6.4
1900 ................. 225 41,837-00 3-3
1901 ................. 263 61,743.75 5.7
1902 ................. 261 54,i57-50 3-6
1903 ................. 263 93.675-90 5-5
1904 ................. 286 183,420.50 10.2
1905 ................. 315 80,232.50 2.6
1906 ................. 280 119,720.98 4-3
1907 ................. 259 291,107.00 8-9
1908 ................. 258 171465.00 5.3
In conclusion, I beg to submit the attached tabulated
statement of alarms, fires, their causes, locations, etc.
I .desire to extend my thanks to his Honor the Mayor,
and to the Honorable City Council, to the Committee on
Fire, for the prompt and favorable response to such requests
as I have made from time to time; to the Police Department
for their co-operation and assistance at fires and to all the
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City officials for the many favors and interest they have
manifested in the well being of the Department.
To my assistant, J. J. Connelly, I am under obligations
for assistance and courtesy shown. I also desire to thank
the Electrical and Fire Inspectors and my clerical force
for assistance rendered.
To the Officers and men of the entire Department, I
have naught but words of praise. They have worked hard
and faithfully when required to do so. They have been
prompt and courteous at all times, and I would further
extend grateful acknowledgments for the assistance rendered and the faithful and efficient manner in which they
have performed all their duties.
To the Press and Public in general I desire to return
my sincere thanks for compliments received for the good
and efficient work done by this Department.
Respectfully submitted,
THOMAS BALLANTYNE,
Superintendent Fire Department.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 93
Value of Property and Loss by Fire, 1908
Percentage of Loss to Property Involved, 5.3 per cent.
MONTH
March . ..............]
May .................
July ......... ........
August ...............
September ...... .....
October ..............
December ............
Value of
Property
Involved
$ 167,092.00
570,785.00
9LS33-00
202.430.00
420,655.00
105,975-00
319,000.00
216,122.00
771,000.00
94,576.00
16,000.00
246,224.00
LOSS
Buildings | Contents
$ 1,174-00
3,028.00
189.00
301.00
3,613-00
2.165.00
5,081.00
10,097.00
1,253.00
107.00
1,059.00
2,620.00
$ 51.00
8,652.00
266.00
28.00
3,104.00
13,039.00
31,750.00
50,105.00
28,380.00
26.00
52.00
5,325.00
Total Loss
$ 1,225.00
1 1. 680.00
455-00
329.00
6,717.00
15.204.00
36,831.00
60,202.00 29,633-00 133-00
I.III.OO 7,945.00
Totals .......... .|$3,22i,392.oo[$30,687.oo|$i40,778.oo|$i7i,465.oo
Fires beyond City limits during year 1908
Value of
Property Involved
$118.000.00
LOSS
Buildings
$2,50O.OO
Contents
$2,IOO.OO
Total Loss
$4,6OO.OO
Alarms, 1908Manner of Receipt
MONTH
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Origin of Fires, 1908
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96 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Electric Inspector's Report
Savannah, Ga., January ist, 1909.
Mr. Thomas Ballantyne, Superintendent
Savannah Fire Department,
Dear Sir:I herewith respectfully submit my report
from January ist, to December 3ist, 1908, inclusive:
Incandescent lights ....................... 13,781
Fixtures for incandescent lights ........... 1,029
Lights and fixtures ....................... 2,262
Electric fans .............................. 445
Arc lights ............................... 282
Electric Signs ............................ 35
Electric motors .......................... 137
Changing wires .......................... 23
Electric irons ............................ 6
Picture machines ......................... 8
Electric pianos ........................... ii
Charging rheostats ....................... 13
Phonograph machines . ................... 18
Massage machines ........................ 3
Rectifiers ................................ 4
A total of 2,000 inspections were made and fees to the
amount of $1,276.50 to be collected.
The amount collected by the City Treasurer was
$1,346.50.
The above includes inspections of wiring and other elec
trie services for temporary work. $70.00 over in report are
collections of 1907.
I am, very respectfully,
G. T. JOHNSTON,
Electric Inspector.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 97
Fire Inspector's Report
Savannah, Ga., January 1st, 1909.
Mr. Thomas Ballantyne, Superintendent
Fire Department,
Dear Sir:I respectfully beg to submit my report of
inspections made during the year 1908. There were a total
of 2,413 inspections made, classed as follows:
Inflammable material in buildings and yards .......... 235
Fire hydrants, and fire alarm boxes blocked .......... 10
Places that had fireworks stored on premises......... 70
Dynamite and other high explosives found in places.. 9
Defective wiring found, notified Electric Inspector.... 24
Bars ordered across windows, open elevator shaft beneath them .................. ................. 41
Defective stoves, chimneys and flues ................ 520
Cellars and grating filled with inflammable material
and trash ..................................... 190
Places O. K. on first inspection ...................... 480
Broken window glasses, ordered fixed................ 25
Places that had gasoline on hand ................... 175
Special duty performed, such as answering fire alarms,
etc ........................................... 75
Metal ordered placed under or . around stoves and
ranges ........................................ 80
Second calls to see if orders were carried out ........ 479
Total number of inspections .................. 2413
I also inspected every telephone pole in the City in May
and in October. I have been very attentive and watchful
of moving picture shows every night from 8 :oo p. m. to 12 :oo
midnight. I will continue to-watch this class of business
very closely. They have conformed to every regulation I
have asked of them and show me all courtesy possible.
98_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT___________
In conclusion, I desire to thank you for the confidence
you have shown in me, and for the many favors extended me
during the past twelve months. I also desire to thank the
Police and Health Departments for the great help they
have rendered me during the past year.
Very respectfully,
F. J. KILROY,
Fire Inspector.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 99
Report of Fire Alarm Telegraph
Savannah, Ga., January ist, 1909.
Mr. Thomas Ballantyne, Superintendent
Fire Department,
Dear Sir:I have the pleasure to submit the foljowing
report of the Fire Alarm Telegraph Service for the year
ending December 3ist, 1908.
During the year 258 alarms were turned in over the lines
,of the alarm system... Telephones jre credited with 129; the
'alarm boxes with 69." "Yn a'ddition there were 52 local alarms,
and 8 false.
For fire ................................258
For daily test ...........................312
For false and test ....................... 8
Total ..............................578
The Fire Alarm consists of the following:
I 8-circuit controlling board.
250 cells of chloride accumulators (6 ampere hour, Type
?1AI\
I 12-circuit automatic repeater.
92 Street boxes.
73 poles.
2 bell strikers.
6 combination gongs and indicators.
2 i8-inch gongs.
32 miles insulated copper wire, No. ro and No. 12, 25,000
feet of cable.
3 indicators.
5 electric trips.
8 6-inch gongs.
ioo________MAYOR'S ANNUAL. REPORT_________
Expenses
8 school boxes ..................................$865.00
Labor and material installing school boxes ......... 89.10
Total ......................................$954.10
Credit i old Stevens Box returned ................. 35.00
Total ..................................... .$919.10
During the year box 424, stationed at C. R. R. Roundhouse, was exchanged from the Stevens Non-Interfering
Successive Type, and made private box of said Company.
During the year eight (8) new boxes were installed, in
front of public schools. *<. (-
Expenses
Salary ............................. .$600.00
Supply and maintenance ............. 13.00
Total . .............................$613.00
Recommendations
For a number of years it has been my practice to make
recommendations of such changes, additions and improvements as occurred to me to be of importance, but as I have
been unsuccessful in having my recommendations seriously
considered, I beg to refrain from my usual custom. At the
same time I am forced to call attention to the suggestions
of the Committee of Twenty of the National Board of
Underwriters, and to say that as these suggestions and
recommendations cover the present needs of the fire alarm
system, they should be given prompt and favorable consideration.
Very respectfully,
W. D. CLAIBORNE,
Superintendent Fire Alarm System.
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
CITY TREASURER
FOR THE TEAR
ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 19O8
C. S. HARDEE
TREASURER
Annual Report of the City Treasurer
Dr. Statement of Cash Received and Disbursed from January i, 1908, to December 31, 1908
BOARD OF HEALTH
Received from sale of antitoxin.., 99.60
Cr.
ROARD OF HEALTH
SB
Salaries of Health Officer, City >
Physicians, and time of hands. 16,247.50 2
Pest HouseSalary of keeper, pro- yo
visions and incidentals . ...... 1,046.23
Pauper burials . ................. 132,48 >|
Printing, stationery, reports, vac- 55
cine points, etc. . ............ 1,537.85
Clothing destroyed . ............. 1,016.00 19,980.06
BACTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORYSalaries, instruments, furniture, fix- jg
tures and incidentals . ......... 4,842.15 H
CHARITY
Expended from office Clerk of
Council . .................... 1,522.35
King's Daughters . ............... 440.00
Sav'h Female Orphan Asylum.... 440.00
CHIMNEY SWEEPING
Received through Dept. Public
Works . .....................
CITY LOTS
Received from F. D. Tinsley for S.
W. portion of lot No. 37 Reppard Ward . .................
Female Benevolent Society . ..... 440.00
Working People's Home . ........ 600.00
M. Maclean Circle . ............. 275.00
Monthly pensioners . ............ 1,140.00
Westminster Prest. Church . ..... 245.73
Benedictine College . ............. 433-O4 5.S36.I2
CHIMNEY SWEEPING
Salaries, labor and implements.... 968.90
4SI-77 CITY CLOCKS
Salary and repairs . .............. 47I-2I
CITY HALL
Salaries of custodian and employees 3,175.20
Fuel, lighting and incidentals...... 1,587.09 4,762.29
CITY LIGHTING
Savannah Electric Light Co., on
account of contract . ........ 16,894.14
CITY LOTS
Commission for selling lot Reppard Ward . ................. 10.00
360.40
Dr. Statement of Cash Received and Disbursed from January i, 1908, to December 31, 1908 Cr.
CUTTING WEEDS
Received from sundry lot owners,.
DISPENSARY
Received from fine imposed on
keeper . .....................
DRAINAGE AND DRY CULTUREReceived from unclaimed pay envelopes . .....................
ELECTRIC FEES
Received from inspections through
Superintendent Fire Dept......
158.79
50.00
1,346.50
COLONIAL PARK
Labor and material for improvements . ......................
DAFFIN PARK
Labor and improvements . ........
DISPENSARY
Salaries . ........................ 2,460.00
Medicines and supplies . .......... 1,777.02
Rent, lights and incidentals . ...... 760.39
DRAINAGE AND DRY CULTURE
Pay rolls . ....................... 10,405.57
Material, team hire and hauling.... 1,969.57
ELECTRIC FEES
Repairs and incidentals . .
500.54
3,985.22
4,99741
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EVERGREEN CEMETERY
Received from dividends on 13
shares of S. W. R. R. stock.... 112.50
Received from sale of 15 shares
S. W. R. R. stock............ 1,573.12
Received from sale of 8 shares
Mer. Nat'1 Bank stock........ 920.00
Received from care of lots, water
rents, etc. . .................. 3,586.88
Received from sale of lots,....... 2,351.60
Received from burial fees......... 510.50
FEES
Received from City Marshal's office for executions . ..........
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Received for sale of hose, alarm
box, old sacks, etc. . ..........
9,054.60
1,127.40
526.95
EVERGREEN CEMETERY
Pay rolls . ...................... 6,466.36
Tools, materials and incidentals . . 857.46
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Pay rolls . ....................... 80,959.23
Shoeing and attendance sick horses 2,935.52
Harness and repairs . ............. 117.63
Repairs to engines and trucks...... 270.06
Fuel, oil, paints, waste............ 1,469.02
Purchasing horses . ................ 2,755.00
Repairs to buildings, lights, telephones and incidentals . ....... 2,891.88
Forage . ......................... 6,930.91
Alarm boxes , .................... . 950.00
New station house . .............. 5,766.75
7,323.82
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Dr. Statement of Cash Received and Disbursed from January i, 1908, to December 31, 1908
FIREMEN'S UNIFORMS
Coats, shirts, hats, etc, ,.,.....,.,.
GROUND RENTS
Received from interest on ground
rent lots . .....................
GROUND RENT LOTS
Received for balances due on sales
of ground rent lots . ..........
HARBOR FEES
Received through Harbor Master
fees collected . ...............
6,203.14
3,197.38
5,483-33
GRADING NEW STREETS
Time of hands and materials. ......
GRAYSON PARK
Time of hands and material. .......
HARBOR AND WHARVES
Salaries . ......................... 1,200,00
Repairs and incidentals . .......... 710.20
Commissioners of Pilotage . ..... 7S.oo
HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS
Advertising, expenses to conventions, dues, etc. . .............
Cr.
3,40430
2,o6i,53
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3.274.20
INCIDENTALS
Received from Clerk of Council for
permits . . ................... 814.00
Received for surveys............. 304.01
Received for sale of codes . ...... 16.00
Received for inspection gas meters,
etc. . ........................ 115.70 1,249.71
INTEREST
Received from Sav. 'Bank & T. Co.
on daily balances . ........... 1,820.04
Received from City Marshal, interest pn executions . ........... 693.00 2,513.04
INSPECTION FEES
Received from plumbing inspectors 643-50
HOSPITALS
Savannah Hospital . .............. 3,000.00
St. Joseph's Hospital . ............ 2,750.00
Georgia Infirmary . ............... 4,125.00
Park View Sanitarium . ........... 3,000.00
Charity Hospital . ................ 825.00 13.700.00
INCIDENTALS
Burroughs Adding Machine . ..... 375.OO
Official bonds, furniture, postage
stamps, etc. . ................. 1,601.79
Settlement of judgments and claims 2,020.35
Clerk of Council, .petty cash...... 293.90
Insurance, extra compensation, etc. 2,951.41 7,242.45
INTEREST
Coupons of City Savannah bonds,
issue 1879 . .................. 134,063.75
Coupons of City Savannah bonds,
issue 1883 . .................. 11,541.81 145,605.56
Dr. Statement of Cash Received and Diabuned from January i, igoB, to December 31, 1908 Cr.
LAUREL GROVE CEMETERY
Received from Keeper for burial
fees. ...................... 1,644.00
Received from Keeper for sale of
lots . ........................ 1,298.60
MARKET
Received from Clerk for fees..... 10,932.50
Received from City Marshal for
rent of stalls . ............... 842.40
Received from City Marshal for
rent of vault stores.......... 2,141.00
2,942.60
13.915.90
LAUREL GROVE
Salary and time of hands.......... 5,734.21
Materials, tools, plants, etc......... 842.54
Lights, fuel, repairs and incidentals 530.95
LAW DEPARTMENT
7,107.70
Incidentals in City Attorney's office . ......................... 550.00
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Materials. ....................... 864.70 7,101.09 *0
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MARKET
Salaries and time of hands......... 3,395.75
Lighting . . ....................... 82.75
Repairs, insurance and incidentals. 963.31 4441.81
NON-INTOXICATING BEER
Received for office collection for
licenses . .................... 14,938.31
OPENING STREETS
Deferred payments, notes and interest . ....................... 35,840.82
PARKS AND SQUARES
Tools, lumber, etc. . .............. 1,265.70
Horses, forage, fuel and incidentals 2,308.83
Plants, seeds, etc. . ............... 351.47 3,926.00
PARKS AND TREfi PLANTING
Pay rolls . ....................... 11,353.07
Hauling and incidentals . .......... 383.25
Trees purchased .................. 231.70 11,968.02
PARK PURPOSES
Realty Improvement Co. . ........ 3,328.00
C. H. Dorsett . ................... 2,625.00
G. H. Miller . ..................... 2,625.00
Interest on notes . ................ 1,157.00
R. M. Hicks . .................... 4,589.39
G. W. Lowden . .................. 216.67
J. R. Anderson ................... 177.27 14,718.33
Dr. Statement of Cash Received and Digburged from January i, 1908. to December 31, 1908^ Cr.
PAVING STREETS
Received from office collection.... 22,821.77
Received from City Marshal on executions . .................... 3,424.01 26,24578
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Received from Union Station for
Chief and two policemen...... 2,350.00
Received from Chief, sale of hose,
board, etc. . ................. 659,51 3,009.51
PAVING STREETS
Pay rolls . ....................... 7.534.88
Asphalt blocks, bricks, curbing, etc. 53,380.45
Hauling and team hire . .......... 1,708.27
Lumber, tools, etc. . ...........,,, 818.16
PLUMBING INSPECTION
Salaries. ......................... 1,852.50
Horse board and incidentals . ..... 282.30
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Pay rolls . ....................... 105,491.59
Horse feed . ...................... 5,446.84
Horse shoeing and veterinary service .. ......................... 813.22
Prisoners'rations . ................ 877.13
Fuel and lights . .................. 439.27
Printing and stationery and postage and telegrams . ........... 383.98
Telephone rental and Gamewell
system . . ..................... 426.78
Property.. ........................ 617.25
63,441-76
2,134.80
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POLICE COURT
Received through Recorder's Clerk
for fines and forfeitures . .....
PREMIUMS ON BONDS, 1909
Received from purchasers of bonds
forfeits deposited . ...........
PRINTING AND STATIONERY
Received from City Marshal for
advertising execution . .......
General supplies . ................. 1,302.85
Insurance . . ...................... 110.00
Horses. .......................... 1,370.00
Uniforms . ....................... 2,969.60
Improvements and repairs . ....... 403.87
Incidentals . ...................... 279.24
New Gamewell system . .......... 2,171.30 123,202.92
POLICE RESERVES
Appropriations for military and naval reserves . .......... A ....... 3,500.00
POLICE COURT
Fine remitted . ................... 200.60
35,113.60 Stationery and incidental . ........ 169.95 370.55
18,395.00
117.73
PRINTING AND STATIONERY
City printing, circulars, proceedings of Council, Mayor's reports, etc.. ................... 4,999.81
Dr. Statement of Cash Received and Disbursed from January i, 1908, to December 31, 1938
RENTS
Received from office collections
and City Marshal . ...........
RESURFACING STREETS
Received for account of resurfacing Huntingdon street east....
SCAVENGERS
Received for sale of mule . .......
Received from Chatham County
for account of garbage contract . ......................
Received for sale of old sacks, etc.
150.00
3,000.00
156.90
503.00
PUBLIC LIBRARIES
J. M. Thomas, Sec'y and Treas..... 4,950.00
A. L. Tucker, Sec'y . .............. 330.00
Cr.
5,280.00
RESURFACING ASPHALT STREETS
Notes, deferred payments and interest . ...................... 41,503.98
Pay rolls . ....................... 707.53
Material, tools and machine . ...... 4,415.08 46,626.59
6'41 RESURFACING STREETS (other than asphalt)
Pay Rolls . ........... '. ........... 11,772.81
Material, freight and hauling . ..... 6,474.84 18,247.65

SALARIES
Salaries of Mayor, Aldermen, City
Officers, Clerks and Auditor... 50,664.60
SCAVENGERS' DEPARTMENT
Pay rolls . ....................... 24,687.03
Mules, carts and harness . ......... 3,792.49
Forage . ......................... 9,501.49
Lumber, tools and incidentals...... 2,226.41
3,306.90 Sav'h Electric Co. for garbage contract . ........................ 6,738.33 46,945-75
SIDEWALKS
Received for repairing sidewalks..
SINK (E. O. M.)
Received through office collections
for cleaning privy vaults .....
SEWER
Received from unclaimed pay envelopes . .....................
STREETS AND LANES
Received for catch basin, stolen
harness, etc. . ................
TAXES 1895-1902
Received through City Marshal....
6,359-85
3,324.00
2.25
47.26
2IO.OO
SIDEWALKS
Pav rolls . .......................
Materials, hauling and incidental..,
SINKS
Contractor . ......................
Superintendent's salary and incidentals . . ....................
3,067.88
3,087.20
SEWERS
Pay rolls . ..............
Material and incidentals .
STREETS AND LANES
Pay rolls . ..........'....
Mules, carts and harness.
Forage . . ...............
Tools and material . .....
Incidentals . . ...........
5,328.69
2,125.78
51,669.47
2,307.15
6,167.81
3,64479
1,115."
SINKING FUND 1879
Bonds purchased, canceled and retired . .......................
10,389.00
4,439.78
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Dr. Statement of Cash Received and Disbursed from January i, 1908, to December 31, 1938
TAXES 1903
Received through City Marshal.,.,
TAXES 1904
Received through City Marshal....
1905
Received through City Marshal.. ..
TAXES 1906
Received through City Marshal....
TAXES 1907
Received from office collections. .. .112,593.28
Received from City Marshal. . ...... 25,332.21
TAXES 1908
Received from office collections. . ...442,088.78
Received from City Marshal ....... 2,329.03
40.12
144.82
358.63
3,912.81
I37.92S-49
444,417.87
SINKING FUND 1883
Bonds purchased, canceled and retired . . ......................
SPECIAL APPROPRIATION
Flood sufferers, Augusta, Ga....... 500.00
Knights of Pythias Convention.... 100.00
Expenses street car fender convention . . ....................... 200.00
Locomotive Engineers' convention 200.00
NEAR BEER TAXTax refunded . .........
TAXES REFUNDED
Amount donated to sundry individuals, public corporations and
charitable institutions by City
Council . . ....................
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SPECIFIC TAXES 1908
Received from office collections... .112,816.36
Received from City Marshal...... 12,916.70
BADGES 1908
Received from office sales.........
WATER WORKS
Received from office collections
for water rent . ..............115,524.58
Received from meter sales........ 772.51
Received from sale of barrels, etc.. 33-45
125,733-06
12,157.10
116,346.54
Total receipts . ...................... .$1,001,936.12
Cash Balance from December, 1907.... 35,896.44
Grand Total, 1908 . .................. .$1,037,832.56
SPECIFIC TAXES REFUNDED
Locker Club taxes, etc., refunded..
BADGES
Amount paid for manufacturing
badges . . ....................
WATER WORKS
Pay rolls . ....................... 23,798.15
Expenses running engine and
pumps . . .................... 15,444.87
Repairs and improvements . ...... 4,012.08
Incidentals . ..................... 2,263.93
WATER WORKS EXTENSION AND
IMPROVEMENTS
Commissions to H. S. Jaudon ..... 1,600.00
Material, labor and incidentals .... 37,469.82
4,581.45
237.05
Total disbursements, 1908 . ............
Cash balance carried to January I, 1909.
45,5i-O3
39,069.82
.$1,027,916.72
. 9,915.84
$1,037,832.56

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City Treasurer.
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We, the undersigned, Committee on Finance, have examined the accounts of the City Treasurer from January i,
1908, to December 31, 1908, and find the same correct, with
proper vouchers, and showing a balance in treasury of $9,-
915-84-
(Signed)
W. F. McCAULEY, Chairman.
JNO. H. H. ENTELMAN,
M. J- KAVANAUGH,
Finance Committee.
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
WATER WORKS DEPARTMENT
OP THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 19O8
J. P. FIGG
SUPERINTENDENT AND ENGINEER

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Report of Water Works Department
Savannah, Ga., January i, 1909.
Superintendent's and Engineer's Report for the Year 1908-
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor:
SirI have the honor to submit herewith my annual
report for the Water Works Department for the year ending December 31, 1908.
I am pleased to call his Honor's attention to the fact
that the improvements suggested in my last annual report
referring to (new mains) "air lift and boiler service at River
Station have been carried out under the supervision of Mr.
H. S. Jaudon, Expert, and are about completed, thereby increasing our available supply for fire and domestic service
from approximately 12,000,000 to a possible 25,000,000 gallons capacity.
The amount appropriated was for maintenance and repairs, $44,000.00; for improvements, $24,000.00, from which
the following disbursements have been made:
Expenses, Maintenance and Repairs.
Salary account . ..............................$23,101.59
Running account . ............................ 15,766.77
Repair account . .............................. 1,289.66
Extension account . ........................... 1,220.30
Incidental account . ........................... 695.89
Stable account................................ 679.16
Meter account ................................ 544-35
Printing and stationery account . ............... 144-15
Total . . .....................................$43,441.87
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Expenses, Improvement Account.
The amount expended for improvements, including extension and enlarging of water mains, the purchase and installation of air lift, also a battery of one hundred and fifty
horse-power boilers, material, salaries and incidentals, make
a total of $41,484,83.
Receipts and Expenditures.
Receipts for the year 1908. ................... .$116,340.54
Total expenditures . .......................... 84,926.84
Leaving a balance of . ........................ .$31,413.70
Appropriations and Disbursements.
Amount appropriated for maintenance and repairs . ...................................$44,000.00
Disbursements . .............................. 43,441.87
Balance ......................................$ 558.13
Amount collected by city on meter account...... 544-35
Leaving a total balance of ......................$ 1,102.48
No appropriation having been made for water meters
necessitated the taking of amounts for purchase of same
from maintenance and repair account. From that sum, the
amount of $544.35 has been taken. This expenditure to be
collected back by City Treasurer and for which credit has
been given above.
Pumpage.
The total pumpage for the past year was 3,337,090,514
gallons, a daily average of 9,090,138 gallons, as against a
daily average for the preceding year of 8,615,091.
The increase in daily consumption is due largely to an
effort to furnish the very best possible service and to accomplish that end the pumps have been run to their capacity.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________MI
MONTHLY STATEMENT OF PUMPAGE.
January ................................... 257,529,217
February .................................. 255,890,363
March . ................................... 266,908,125
April ...................................... 268,860,212
May . ..................................... 281,566,044
June ...................................... 275,521,392
July ...................................... 281,918,154
August.................................... 294,448,151
September ................................. 286,971,040
October ................................... 294,497,058
November ................................. 283,801,91i
December . ................................ 289,178,847
Total .....................................3,337,090,514
COAL CONSUMPTION.
Total consumption for the year, 4,220.8 tons, at a cost
of $14,444.32, as against 3,846.4 tons for the year 1907 at a
cost of $14,522.28. Daily consumption for the year, 11.5 tons.
Extension of Mains.
New mains were laid during the year as follows:
Size
Location Feet in Inches
Montgomery, south of 42d street........ 1,236 8
New street,fronrFahm to West Boundary 480 8
West Boundary, from New street to Oglethorpe avenue ..................... ' 384 6
Jones, from Abercorn to East Broad..... 1,600 12
East Broad, from Bay to Jones.......... 3,250 16
Hull, from West Broad to Abercorn..... 2,426 10
Harris, from Tatthall to East Broad..... 2,766 8
York, from West Broad to Whitaker and
Abercorn to East Broad............ 3,034 8
Total . ................................15,176
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Making a grand total of 68 miles and 2,250 feet.
Size
Location Feet in Inches
Pipe laid for automobile course.......... 1,000 2
Pipe laid for automobile course.......... 520 l/2l
Pipe laid for automobile course.......... 890 I
Pipe laid for Grayson Park.............. 170 J4
Total ................................ 2,580
Fire Hydrants.
New fire hydrants and valves have been placed on all
of the above lines and old ones to be removed as rapidly as
possible, and additional hydrants have been placed at the
following locations:
OneHarris and Whitaker streets.
OneYork and West Broad streets.
OneHull and Bull streets.
OneHull and Whitaker streets.
OneHull and West Broad streets.
OneNew and West Boundary streets.
One43d and Montgomery streets.
One46th and Montgomery streets.
Making a total to date of 674 in service.
New Valves Put In.
OneTen-inch, Hull and Jefferson streets.
OneFour-inch, Hull and Floyd streets.
OneEight-inch, Harris and Price streets.
OneEight-inch, Harris and Tattnall streets.
OneEight-inch, York and Habersham streets.
OneEight-inch, York and Jefferson streets.
TwoSix-inch, York and Lincoln streets.
OneTwelve-inch, Jones and Abercorn streets.
OneTwelve-inch, Jones and East Broad streets.
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TwoSix-inch, Jones and Price streets.
OneSixteen-inch, East Broad and Jones streets.
OneSixteen-inch, East Broad and Liberty streets.
OneSixteen-inch, East Broad and Oglethorpe avenue.
OneSixteen-inch, East Broad and Broughton streets.
OneSixteen-inch, East Broad and Bay streets.
OneSix-inch, East Broad and Liberty streets.
OneSix-inch, East Broad and Oglethorpe avenue.
TwoSix-inch, East Broad and Broughton streets.
OneEight-inch, New and Fahm streets.
OneSix-inch, West Boundary and Oglethorpe avenue.
OneEight-inch, 42d and Montgomery streets.
OneEight-inch, 44th and Montgomery streets.
New Valves to Fire Hydrants.
OneEast Broad and Jones streets:
OneEast Broad and Harris streets.
OneEast Broad and Liberty streets.
OneEast Broad and McDonough streets.
OneEast Broad street and Oglethorpe avenue.
OneEast Broad and President streets.
OneEast Broad and Broughton streets.
OneEast Broad and St. Julian streets.
TwoHull and Bull streets.
OneHaris and Bull streets.
New Fire Connections.
OneFour-inch, Chatham Academy, Bull street and
Oglethorpe avenue.
OneFour-inch, Chatham Academy, Bull and Harris
streets.
OneTwo-inch, Y. M. C. A. Building, Bull and Charlton streets.
OneSix-inch, Floyd Bros., West Boundary near Bay
street.
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Broken Mains Repaired.
RepairedSix-inch main, Hast Broad street and Perry
street lane.
RepairedSix-inch main, Hast Broad street and Oglethorpe avenue.
RepairedFour-inch main, Barnard and Harris streets.
RepairedTen-inch main, Ott and Anderson streets.
RepairedSix-inch main, Oak and Magnolia streets.
RepairedSix-inch main, Broughton street near Abercorn street.
RepairedTwelve-inch main, St. Julian street near
Randolph street.
RepairedTwo-inch main, Gwinnett and West Boundary streets.
RepairedFour-inch supply to fire hydrant, St. Julian
street near Randolph street.
Taps.
Number of taps placed.............................. 203
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Water Meters.
The following new meters have been placed:
I. Collatt, Styles avenue, north of Dixon street.
Harold O. Ayers, 210 37th street east.
Propeller Tow Boat Co., No. 2 River and Lincoln
streets.
Central of Georgia Railway Co., Tybee Depot.
Seaboard Air Line Railway, foot of Sims street.
C. P. Miller, 205-207 Broughton street west.
Eldred Simkins, No. i, Bull arid 38th streets.
Eldred Simkins, No. 2, Bull and 38th streets.
Standard Fuel Supply Co., No. 2, 316 Bay street east.
W. N. Pratt, 245-247 Bull street.
Geo. W. London, foot Whitaker street.
New Citizens and Southern Bank, Bull and Bryan
streets.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Making number of meters in service to date, one hundred.
/
Miscellaneous.
Fire hydrant moved, 36th and Burroughs ............ I
Fire hydrant replaced, Liberty and Montgomery
streets . . ..................................... I
Fire hydrant replaced, Gwinnett and Montgomery
streets . . ..................................... i
Fire hydrant replaced, Bolton and Whitaker streets. . . I
Fire hydrants cleaned, oiled and packed. ............. 665
Valves packed . ................................... 130
Valves cleaned and oiled . .......................... 420
New valve boxes . ................................. 85
Water shut off for city taxes . ..................... 156
Water meter repaired .............................. 8
Leaks reported .................................... 2,687
Repairs to cesspools . .............................. 314
Gas meters inspected . ............................. i i
Leaky mains corked . .............................. 50
New nozzles put in fire hydrants . .................. 15
Water main lowered, Anderson street and Ogeechee
Road . . ................................... loo feet
Drinking fountain removed from West Broad and
Wayne streets to West Broad and Stewart streets . I
Pumps, Compressors and Boilers.
i
I am pleased to report that the pumps, compressors and
boilers are in good condition, all necessary repairs to the
same having been made during the year and a continuance
of minor repairs is all that is necessary to keep them in good
condition.
I also beg to report that we have discontinued the use
of artesian water in our boilers and are now being supplied
by a small pump from Springfield Canal, thereby almost entirely removing the necessity of using boiler compound.
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Buildings and Grounds.
The buildings and grounds have received the proper attention and I report them in good condition.
Recommendations.
I would recommend a continued policy of removal
of four-inch mains in congested portions of city to be re.-
placed by larger ones.
I would also recommend to his Honor the return of
water inspectors to management of water office, as the present arrangement finds the department at times without sufficient help to properly dispose of the business connected
therewith.
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I would also recommend additional boiler service at
River Station, as the present service is inadequate for the
required duty.
I would recommend an increase in salary of compressor
men and oilers thereby enabling them to properly meet the
advance of necessities.
In conclusion, I wish to thank your Honor, the Board
of Aldermen, and the employees of the department for their
co-operation in the successful management of the Water
Works.
Very respectfully,
J. P. FIGG,
Superintendent and Engineer-
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
WORKS
OF THE
CETY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
December 31, 19OS
HARRY WILLINK
DIRECTOR
(M. R.C.S.-9)
ia8 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WQRKS
Director of Public Works
HARRY WILLINK
Chief Clerk to Director of Public Works
LEANDER BUTLER
Clerk to Director of Public Works
W. J. HAYES
- Superintendent Scavenger Department
THOS. COOLEY
Superintendent Construction of Streets and Lanes
GEO. W. ALLEN
Superintendent Maintenance of Streets and Lanes
F. M. CORNWELL
Foreman City Lot
C. J. MELVIN
.Superintendent O. E. M. and Sidewalks
J. H. GRADY
Foreman Dry-Culture, East
HENRY F. LUBS
Foreman Dry-Culture, West
S. L- PARKER
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT , iag
Annual Report of the Director
Savannah, Ga., December 3ist, 1908.
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor:
SirI have the honor to submit herewith the Annual
Report of the Department of Public Works for the year
1908.. Full information is given under the department headings of the volume of regular work done as well as that of
unusual character, which was placed In charge of this office
The appropriations made by the budget for 1908 togethef
with the expenditures during the year and balance of the appropriation or the excess of the budget over the appropriation follows. The excess in Paving Streets is of course
only apparent, the city receiving back from the 'property
owners and railroads about 60 per cent, of all moneys expended on such improvements. To the appropriation of
Streets Resurfacing Gravel and Shell was charged by the
direction of the Committee on Streets and Lanes and your
Honor, the work of preparing the automobile course for the
March and November races, no appropriation for this purpose having been made. The cost to the city was $16,188.74.
Of the total amount expended $10,602.10 was expended for
gravel and labor and was therefore in the nature of a permanent improvement. By authority of the Committee on
Drainage and Dry Culture, the draining of the Old Water
Works tract, which is beyond the city limits, was charged
to that department. Frequent complaints as to the unsanitary condition of this tract made this work necessary, and
as there was no appropriation made for this purpose, it was
charged to the appropriation of Drainage and Dry Culture.
The excess in Storm Sewers and House Drainage was
caused by the large number of breaks in both of these systems, it being practically impossible to estimate against
such contingencies. The excess in Asphalt Streets and
Notes was caused by the increased area resurfaced and the
purchase of an asphalt plant.
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Condition of the City's Paved Streets
During the past year the resurfacing of practically the
entire area of sheet asphalt pavements was completed. Owing to the condition of the vitrified brick pavements, it will
be necessary to relay a portion of them during the coming
year. As the city has required bond from the contractors
who furnish brick, this expense will fall upon them. The
asphalt block pavements laid during the past three years
are in good condition. I would recommend that substantial
pavements be placed upon the streets now paved with gravel and shell as this material is unsanitary and a continual
expense.
I desire to again impress upon you the desirability of
keeping these streets in proper condition of cleanliness. It
is impossible to keep them in a sightly condition as long as
waste paper is allowed to be scattered promiscuously. As
in the past, ashes have been thrown .in the lanes to such an
extent that the grades are entirely changed, and I again
earnestly recommend that the Police Department make
docket cases against such offenders.
House Drainage Department
I earnestly recommend that the City's House Drainage
system be extended to cover the present city limits. In the
area east of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad tracks, in
which there are a large number of residences, the sewerage
is taken care of by the Storm Sewers. These sewers were
laid, some by the county, some by the city, and some by
corporations owning the land, and are laid absolutely without any regard to system. The outlet of these storm sewers
is Bilbo Canal. It is useless to cover Bilbo Canal without
going to the root of the evil. In other words, should the
city place a house drainage system in this territory the condition of Bilbo Canal would not be changed, but citizens
would ha%-e sanitary sewers at their doors.
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The conditions on the West Side are even worse than
those on the East Side. Houses are built upon' a considerable slope and during heavy rains the sand upon the streets
very few of which are pavedis washed into the storm
sewers to which these houses are connected. The result is
the continual stoppage of these sewers which are probably
the oldest in the city and are very unsanitary.
Telegraph and Telephone Poles
I would respectfully call your attention to the unsightly
condition of our streets occasioned by the vast number of
telephone and telegraph poles, and again recommend that
appropriate action be taken by City Council, compelling a
.yearly increase in the underground area now in use.
Streets Resurfacing, 'Notes and Work Department
The amount expended during the year for resurfacing
asphalt streets in cash, notes and interest was $46,626.59.
The work of resurfacing these streets was completed during
the month of March, 1908.
Catch Basins
There were 1,222 catch basins in the city at the close of
1908, this being a net increase of fifteen. The expenditures
for cleaning same and eleven fountains during the year
amounted to $4,680.00.
In all, 11,730 catch basins were cleansed, an average of
972 times monthly. The eleven fountains were cleansed
574 times during the year.
Sidewalk Department
There were 1,098 sidewalk repairs made during the
year, including crossings and portions of paved streets nt
a cost of $2,112.68. The amount of curbing laid was 3,015
feet. There were laid during the year under the supervision
130 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
t
Condition of the City's Paved Streets
During the past year the resurfacing of practically the
entire area of sheet asphalt pavements was completed. Owing to the condition of the vitrified brick pavements, it will
be necessary to relay a portion of them during the coming
year. As the city has required bond from the contractors
who furnish brick, this expense will fall upon them. The
asphalt block pavements laid during the past three years
are in good condition. I would recommend that substantial
pavements be placed upon the streets now paved with gravel and shell as this material is unsanitary and a continual
expense.
I desire to again impress upon you the desirability of
keeping these streets in proper condition of cleanliness. It
is impossible to keep them in a sightly condition as long as
waste paper is allowed to be scattered promiscuously. As
in the past, ashes have been thrown .in the lanes to such an
extent that the grades are entirely changed, and I again
earnestly recommend that the Police Department make
docket cases against such offenders.
House Drainage Department
I earnestly recommend that the City's House Drainage
system be extended to cover the present city limits. In the
area east of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad tracks, in
which there are a large number of residences, the sewerage
is taken care of by the Storm Sewers. These sewers were
laid, some by the county, some by the city, and some by
corporations owning the land, and are laid absolutely without any regard to system. The outlet of these storm sewers
is Bilbo Canal. It is useless to cover Bilbo Canal without
going to the root of the evil. In other words, should the
city place a house drainage system in this territory the condition of Bilbo Canal would not be changed, but citizens
would have sanitary sewers at their doors.
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The conditions on the West Side are even worse than
those on the East Side. Houses are built upon a considerable slope and during heavy rains the sand upon the streets
very few of which are pavedis washed into the storm
sewers to which these houses are connected. The result is
the continual stoppage of these sewers which are probably
the oldest in the city and are very unsanitary.
Telegraph and Telephone Poles
I would respectfully call your attention to the unsightly
condition of our streets occasioned by the vast number of
telephone and telegraph poles, and again recommend that
appropriate action be taken by City Council, compelling a
-yearly increase in the underground area now in use.
Streets Resurfacing, -Notes and Work Department
The amount expended during the year for resurfacing
asphalt streets in cash, notes and interest was $46,626.59.
The work of resurfacing these streets was completed during
the month of March, 1908.
Catch Basins
There were 1,222 catch basins in the city at the close of
1908, this being a net increase of fifteen. The expenditures
for cleaning same and eleven fountains during the year
amounted to $4,680.00.
In all, 11,730 catch basins were cleansed, an average of
972 times monthly. The eleven fountains were cleansed
574 times during the year.
Sidewalk Department
There were 1,098 sidewalk repairs made during the
year, including crossings and portions of paved streets at
a cost of $2,112.68. The amount of curbing laid was 3,015
feet. There were laid during the year under the supervision
13* MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
of this office 26,559 square feet of artificial stone sidewalk
at a cost of $3,187.80.
The total expenditure i<ir sidewalks during the'year
was $10,266.52.
Street Crossings
Twenty-eight new street crossings using 22,200 vitrified brick for centers were laid at a cost of $888.50 during
the year.
Storm Sewer Department
"v
Owing to the fact that a number of storm sewers were
almost filled with sand, thus affecting the drainage, it became necessary to thoroughly clean them. The expenditures for this purpose were large; particularly was this the
case on the Western slope of the city. There were fiftytwo breaks during the year which cost for repairs $821.32.
The total amount expended in this department in 1908 was
$7,268.78.
There are now in the city 25.34 miles of Storm Sewers.
The new additions to Storm Sewers for the year were
as follows:
Atlantic Ave., Bilbo Canal to 3ist St._ _______
Atlantic Ave., Bilbo Canal to 3ist St. _ _ ___
Atlantic Ave., Bilbo Canal to 3ist St. 1
Habersham St.. Gordon St. Lane to Gaston St.'
Lincoln St.. Gaston to Huntingdon St.. and
Huntingdon St. from Lincoln to HaberOgeechee Road from 3ist St. to 36th St. _____
Duffy St. Lane West of Atlantic Ave. ________
And across lot from Henry to Duffy Lane _
X. of Gwinnett St. from X. of Atlantic Ave.
to Bilbo _ ___ - _______
Size of
Sewer
18 inch
1 5 inch
10 inch
12 inch
12 inch
12 inch
12 inch
10 inch
Length of
Sewer
1,957^ ft.
250 ft.
300 ft.
167% ft.
645 ft.
810 ft.
455 ft.
125 ft.
675 ft.
5,385 ft.
So ft.
105 ft.
15,540 ft-
Company.
McAvoy Vitrified Brick Co.
Southern Clay Mfg. Co......
Georgia Vitrified Brick &
Clay Co. . ...............
Southern Clay Mfg. Co......
Southern Clay Mfg. Co......
Georgia Vitrified Brick &
Clay Co. . ...............
Graves Shale Brick Co. .....
Graves Shale Brick Co .....
Date.
Sept 30, 1901
Dec. 31, 1902
June 25, 1904
Jan. 7, 1904
Nov. i, 1904
Aug. 23, 1905
Aug. 22. I9OS
Dec. 17. 1906
Amount.
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
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$5,OOO.OO
$5,OOO.OO
Time.
10 years |
10 years
10 years
10 years
Expiration.
Sept. 30, 1911
Dec. 31. 1912
June 25, 1914
Jan. 7, 1914
Nov. i. 1914
Aug. 23, 1915
Aug. 22. 1915
Dec. 17, 1916
Streets.
West Broad, bet. Stone and Gwinnett
West Broad, bet. Gwinnett and Maple
Berrien, bet. West Broad and Tatnall
Tatnall, bet. Berrien and Jones
Jones, bet. Tatnall and Jefferson
36th, bet. Jefferson and Bull
Habersham, bet. Gaston and Henry
Price, bet. Bay and Gaston
West Broad, bet. Gwinnett and 3ist
West Broad, bet. Stone and Liberty
3ist. bet. West Broad and Bull
Habersham, bet. Gaston and Henry
Henry, from Price to Waters Road
Abercorn. from Henry to Estill Ave.
East Broad, from Jones to Gwinnett
Whitaker
Broughton St. Lane, west of Bull
3ist, from Bull to Habersham
36th, from Bull to Abercorn
Habersham, from 3ist to Henry
Park Ave.. from Jefferson to West
Broad
Hall, from Drayton to Habersham
Drayton. from Anderson to 3*st
State, from Bull to Jefferson
Gwinnett St. Subway at A. C. L. R. R.
3ist. from West Broad to Ogeechee
Road TT Gwinnett. from Drayton to Harmon
Harmon. from Gwinnett to Henry
Not Mentioned in Bond.
Whitaker, south of Liberty
Gaston, west of Jefferson
Price, from Gaston to Gwinnett
Not Mentioned in Bond.
Bay Strand
Emmet Park ,
Abercorn. from Gaston to Park Ave.
West Broad, from Zubly to Indian .
(M.B.C.S.30 474-475)
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 133
Paving Streets Department
There were 24,33.3.6 square yards of vitrified brick pavements laid during the year, 6,296.9 square yards of asphalt
block.

The total amount expended was $64,395.35.
On preceding insert page you will find full information
regarding the streets paved, together with amounts charged
against the city, property owners and railroads.
Scavenger Department
The tabulated statement below shows the work accomplished during the year in this department.
February _____
April _________
May -_-__.___
June -
July ____._
September
November ____
December _
Totals _ ___
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2262 2231 2311 2172
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2275
2493
2323
2184
2328
200 1
2048
26838
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1504
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1468
1439
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Dry Culture Department
A statement of the regular work of this department is
given below:
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January ____
February ___
March __
April __ ____
May _ ____
June
Julv ________
August _____
September _
October __
November
December _
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52,540
79.600 127,280 98,750
90,800
jy,^t CO.34Ov
I08,340
73,950
95,700
III.570
114,099
1,105,009
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53A50
15,450
9,650
13,900
14^50
9,350
17,150
5,550
15,800
6,600
11,700
172,950
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11,020
1,2OO
1,750
20.820

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95^700
157,700
107,800
88,100
3^00
593,550
1| ^ s
355
326
365
752
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325
328
34i
322
332
4,109
The expenditures in the above department for keeping ditches clean and clear of weeds and for extra work of
filling a large pond and draining the Old Water Works
tract was $12,505.30.
Sink Department (O. E. M.)
The expenses of this department were $4,461.78, of
which $3,071.30 was paid to the contractor for cleaning
privy vaults, etc. The details of the work of this department appear in the following statement:
1907 .
1908
May
June
July -_____-___
August
September
October
Total _______
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54
52
76
59
73
69
S6
684
Amount
$ 104-40
187.20
273.60
212.40
262.80
248.40
tyjf fif\
226.80
2I9.60
2OI.6O
I26.OO
72.OO
$2,462.40
No. Surface
Vaults
12
6
12
18
41
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26
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Amount
$27.00
13.50
27.00
58.50
40.50
76.50
92.25
24-75
11.25
5&50
18.00
$481.50
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56
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$28.00
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11.20 1 1. 20
33.60
$78.40
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9.00
$9.00
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$ ______
2.00
10.00
$12.00
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TOTAL
200.70
306.20
270.00
308.90
341-05
263.25
236.45
238.35
184.50
158.10
$3,071.30
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Harbor and Wharves
Abercorn street and Whitaker street slips and wharves
were repaired and the wharves belonging to the city are
now in fairly good condition. The_expenditures in this department which has a fixed charge of $1,500.00 were $i,-
890.20; the appropriation was $2,500.00.
City Lighting Department
At the beginning of the year 1908 there were 538 arc
lights and three fifty candlepower lamps in the city, since
which time sixteen additional arc lights have been added,
making a total of 554 arc lights.
The expenditures in this department for the year were
$16,894.13.
Grading New Streets
The cost of grading new streets for the year amounted
to $2,061.53.
Streets Resurfacing (Gravel and Shell) Department
In addition to resurfacing and repairing the gravel and
shell streets of the city, the cost of preparing the roads for
the automobile races was charged to this department.
The total expenditures were $19,188.74.
Streets and Lanes Department
The addition to the paved streets of the city during the
past year amounted to 7,706 lineal feet, or 1.45 miles; the
city now has 42.66 miles of paved streets. The increase
in the superficial area of such paved thoroughfares in 1908
was 22,495.82 square yards, making a total at present of
854,549.98 square yards, divided as follows:
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Square Yards
Broughton . ........Asphalt........ 17,950
Bryan ............. " ....
Bull . ............. " ....
Congress ........... " ....
Drayton ........... " ....
Harris ............. " ....
Liberty ............ " ....
Oglethorpe Ave..... " ....
President .......... " ....
St. Julian .......... " ....
York .............. " ....
Abercorn . .....Vitrified Brick.
Bay ............... " ....
Rear City Hall...... " ....
Barnard ........... " ....
Congress Lane ..... " ....
Cuyler ............ " ....
Gwinnett .......... " ....
Habersham ........ " ....
Park Ave. ......... "
President .......... " ....
Wheaton ........... " ....
Ogeechee Road .... " ....
Jefferson ........... " ....
Thirty-eighth, east.. " ....
Thirty-sixth, west... " ....
Montgomery ....... " ....
Forty-second, west.. " ....
West Broad ....... " ....
Jones, west ........ " ....
Berrien . ........... ' " ....
Fortieth ........... " ....
Tattnall ........... " ....
Strand, east ......... " . ....
Stewart . .......... " ....
Price .............. " ....
619
32,831
6,539
22,522
1,675
3<>430
25,933
780
1,088
447 140,814
39,640.70
9,38i.9
227.7
3,005
2,086
. 1,221.8
31,695-4
19,956.48
I4,2O8
3,96l
7,256
8,134-77
17,228
3,875
6,727.1
405
1,165.4
43,120-9
5,682
2,351-1
6,573-53
1,321.6
1,676.47
4,663.9
16,585.2
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Henry . ........Vitrified Brick..... 12,917.16
Perry Lane ........ " ........ 749.3
Broughton Lane .... " ........ 1,917.3
East Broad ........ " ........ 10,408.3
Macon ............. " ........ 211
Thirty-sixth ........ " ........ 6,456
Roberts ............ " ........ 689.7
Whitaker :......... " ........ 18,295.7
Thirty-first ........ " ........ 11,934.6
Drayton ........... " ........ 1,033.2
State .............. " ........ 2,862.35
Hall'. .............. " ........ 4,960.6
Wayne ............ " ........ 595.7
1 larmon ........... " ........ 5,534
Gaston . ........... " ........ 1,550.5
Lincoln ............ " ........ 689.6
Bay Lane, E. Lincoln " ......... 122.26
Emmett Park ...... " ........ 2,453.4 335,531.23
Louisville Road ..... Chert......... 4,377
Bay St. Extension... " ........ 9,255
President .......... " ........ 1,280 14,912
Bay . ...............Cobble........ 25,660.1
Factors Walk ...... " ........ 8,800
Lanes. ............ " ........ 11,786.1
Pine . ............. " ........ 1,800
New ............... " ........ 17,214.9
Sts. Slip North Bay. " ........ 8,772.3
Randolph .......... " ........ 8,500
Reynolds . ......... " ........ 4,200
Barnard ........... " ........ 4,420
East Broad ........ " ........ 15,800
West Broad ........ " ........ 15,941.1
W. Boundary at dump " ........ 1,244
Whitaker . ......... " ........ 6,724.3
Orange ............ " ........ 660
Williams . ......... " ........ 4,500
Williamson ........ " ..;..... 2,252
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Zubly . ............. Cobble........ 2,645
Margaret .......... " ........ 7,000
Sycamore .......... " ........ 711 150,031.6
Bay . .......... .Granite Blocks..... 1,707
Barnard . .......... " ........ 1,049
Bryan . ............ " ........ 7,362
East Broad ........ " ........ 9,190
Fahm . ............ " ........ 10,103.2
Jefferson . ......... " ........ 21,913
Indian ............. " ........ 7,572
Railroad . .......... " ........ 6,097
Wadley . .......... " ........ 4,309
Wheaton . ........... " ........ 5,000
Water............. " ........ 2,297
River . ............ " ........ 4,618.1
Coffee Alley ....... " ........ 634.8 81,852.1
Bolton . ............. Shell......... 11,700
Barnard ........... " ........ 6,500
Jones . ............ " ........ 9,972.8
Hall ............... " ........ 7,3394
Henry . ........... " ........ 21,000
Ogeechee Road .... " ........ 10,154 66,666.2
Gwinnett . .......... Gravel........ 5,666
Liberty Lane ....... " ........ 332
Bull. .............. " ........ 7,374.6
New . ............. " ........ 4,500
Harris . ........... " ........ 1,937
St. Julian .......... " ........ 5,244-9 25,054-5
Gaston . .......Asphalt Block.,.... 9,998.9
Bull ............... " ........ 25,1754
York. ............. " ........ 505.7
Abercorn .......... " ......... 1,556.71
Barnard ........... " ........ 1,034.3
Park Ave. ......... " ........ 1,511
McDonough . ...... " ........ 2,194.91 41,977
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Recapitulation
Square Yards
Sheet Asphalt ................................ 140,814
Asphalt Block ................................ 41,977
Vitrified Brick . ..............................335,531.23
Chert . ...................................... 14,912
Cobble . ..................................... 150,031.6
Granite Block ................................ 81,852.1
Shell ...................................... 66,666.2
Gravel ...................................... 25,054.5
Total ...................................854,549.98
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Expenditures in Streets and Lanes Were as Follows:
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Cleaning asphalt streets . ...................... $6,885.00
Cleaning streets other than asphalt............. 14,232.00
Cleaning catch basins . ........................ 4,680.00
Sweeping crossings . .......................... 1,944.00
Grading and filling . .......................... 6,698.04
Laying and repairing crossings................. 652.96
Maintenance shell streets . .................... 450.00
Repairing storm sewers . ...................... 821.32
Repairing streets other than asphalt. ............. 6,217.04
Cutting and hauling weeds . ................... 1,294.80
Help city engineer and city lot.................. 1,872.00
Oil catch basins . ............................. 643.00
Hauling cinders . ............................. 430.50
Sprinkling and sweeping . ..................... 1,350.00
Work and material other than above and salaries. 17,130.89
Balance ...................................... 698.55
Total ................................... .$66,000.00
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Cleaning Paved Streets
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The cost of cleaning improved streets follows:
f Cost per
Square Yards Square Yard
Asphalt . .......... 140,812 $6,885.00 .0488
Cobble and Granite.231,883.9 2,777.00 .0119
Shell, Gravel and
Chert . ........ 106,702 697.20 .0065
Vitrified Brick.... .335,531 8,532.80 .025
Asphalt Block ..... 41,977 2,025.00 .048
$20,917.00
Repairs to Paved Streets
Average
Square Yards Cost per
Square Yard.
Cobble . ........... 150,031 $2,356.19 .0156
Granite Blocks .... 81,582.1 1,485.00 .0182
Vitrified Brick .... .335,478-23 2,375.85 .0070
Shell . ............. 72,512.2 982.40 .0135
Gravel and Chert... 40,036.5 732-69 .0182
$7,932.13
APPROPRIATIONS
DEPARTMENT
Streets and Lanes
Scavenger _
Paving Streets
Sidewalks _ .
Drainage and Dry Culture
Sink Dept, O, E. M.
Harbor and Wharves
Streets Asphalt, Notes and Work
Storm Sewers
House Drainage
Scavenger Contract with County
Grading New Streets .
City Lighting
Streets Resurfacing, Gravel and Shell
Storm Sewers, East Broad Street
Chimney Sweeping
Appropriation
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$66,000.00
42,000.00
55,000.00
10,000.00
5,000,00
2,500.00
40,000.00
5,500.00
3.500.00
f 4,500.00
( 3,000.00
3,000.00
19,014.50
3,000.00
1,000.00
Expenditures
$65,301.45
40,061.88
64-395.35
10,266.52
12,505.30
4*461.78
1,890.20
46,626.59
7,268.78
7,155.45
6,733-33
2,061.53
16,804.13
19,188.74
183.25
968.90
of Balance Appropriation
$ 698.55
1,038.12
109.80
766.67
938~47
2,120.37
816.75
Excess of
Appropriation
$9,395-35
2,505.30
6,626.09
1,768.78
3,655.45
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKSDIVISION OF EXPENSES FROM JANUARY i TO DECEMBER 31, 1908
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Coal and Wood . ...................... $270.75
Feed for Stock . ....................... 16,705 .oo|
Incidentals . . .......................... 460.65,
Rent of Telephones . ................... 14.60
Wharfage . . ........................... 129-59
Vitrified Brick . ........................ 21,831 . 15
Shell.. ............................. ..| 533-40
Vehicles and Repairs to Same ........... i 3^395 - 23
City Lighting . ......................... 16,894. 13
Veterinary Services and Medicine....... 1,009.75 Repair.- to Tools and Implements....... 594-O9
Cleaning Sinks . . ...................... 3.082.20
Gravel . . ..............................! 1,269.17
Granite Curbing . .............'........ .1 2,636.09
Cement and Lime . .................... 510.32
Dravage . . ............................. 21.00
Hauling ............................... 8,063.73
Illuminating Oil . ...................... 398.85
Sewer Pipe ........................... .i 1,110.25
Oils. Paint. Putty, Etc. ................. 427 -83
Horses and Mules . .................... 3,382.00
Freight . . ............................. 4.828.23
Sand ..................................: 528.75
Plumbing Work ...................... 210.50
Horse and Mule Shoes and H. S. Xails.. 499-83 Catch Basin Covers . ................... 222. 50
Brick.. ..............................J 779-99 Board of Harbor Master's Horse. . ......! 200.50
Asphalt Blocks . ....................... 28,212. 13
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$79 -oc
299.00
52.00
8.33
800.74
941-44
508.99
506.25
383-69
132.02
113-75
397-20
498.86
335-74
36.34
-37
234-91
1,277-00
48.00
63.54
175-95
46-05
158.84
Material and Tools . ................... 3.915.08' ............
Asphalt Plant . . .......................' 500.00
Kotc-s. Deferred Payments and Interest..! 41.503.98
Fine of Hands . ........................ 130,291 .32
Totals. . ............................ $306,863. 18
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$61.00 9,740-95 84.10
H-45
6.27
315-96
2.061.58
338.37
383-50
67.20
I-I5
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358.50
348.09
8.65
18.85
174.38
1.880.0O
2.28
89.69
13-00
324.99
Cuw
$41-25
............
129.59
21,831.15
108.80
135-00
108.92
106.70
1,371-02
22.65
3,380-57
6-95
3-95
735-23
1.70
455-15
20.55
53-oo
105.00
15.00
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35-70
51,602.47 24,615.22
$65,301.45 $40.961.88
28,212.13
7,551-04
$64,395-35
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$22.50
3-75
323-49
1,133.05
108.85
206.93
16.64
524-58
5-44
17-25
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609.77
7.177.12
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315-20
32.55
23-73
60.26
519-44
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11.62
1,029.80
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1-90
225.00
25.20
10,181.60
$10,266.521 $12,505.30
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137-88
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3,082.20
24.90
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179.10
129.38
772.67
233-76
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26.45
70.15
117.50
155-22
5,448 > 02
$7,268.78
House Drainage
$5-oo
44-91
479.64
36.50
S4-95
56.15
172.21
2.50
29-90
4I-30
6,232.39
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47-51
Streets
Resurfacing
Gravel andShell
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$9-25
30.00
533-40
117.50
2.48
1,269.17
2,105.30
3,284.38
26.00
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1,582.57
$6,733-33 $2.061.53 $16,894-13
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11,801.26
$19.188.74
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18.25
165.00
Chimney Sweeping
$............
15.28
1-52
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$183.25
952.10
$068.00
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Chimney Sweeping Department
The expenditures in this department for the year
amounted to $968.90.
Storm Sewers Department (East Broad)
The expenditure in this department was for forms purchased in 1906 and for pipe. The total amount was $183.25.
I desire to express my appreciation to your Honor and
the Board of Aldermen for courtesies shown during the
past year.
Very respectfully,
HARRY WILLINK,
Director of Public Works.
(M. R, C. S.10)

ANNUAL REPOBT
OF THE
CITY ENGINEER
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
December 31, 19O8
J. W. HOWARD
CITY ENGINEER

MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT, 147
City Engineer's Report
Office of City Engineer.
Savannah, Ga,, December 3ist, 1908.
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor: *
SirI have the honor to herewith submit my annual report of the operations of the City Engineer's Department
during the year 1908.
Baffin Park.
Elevations were taken and profile made for the center
mall of Damn Park, and the work of grading the mall under
the supervision of this department has progressed in a satisfactory manner, and with the exception of a small part of
the northwest corner, the work was practically completed at
the close of the year. The estimate for the entire mall will
amount to 9,345.6 cubic yards of excavation and 14,393.8
cubic yards of embankment, a total of 23,729.4 cubic yards.
The constant and close attention of this department was required on this work, partial estimates and grades being frequently requested by the contractor. In addition to the
grading, lines were also given for tree planting on the mall.
Bonaventure Cemetery.
A map of Bonaventure Cemetery was made showing the
old section as laid out previous to its purchase by the city,
and also showing the undeveloped portion and the additional
three lots purchased for enlarging the cemetery. A number
of preliminary designs were made for a complete plan of the
cemetery, and these designs were submitted to the Park and
Tree Commission, and one adopted as modified by them
which will, I think, both as an artistic and practical design,
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give general satisfaction. After the adoption of the plan,
surveys have been made from time to time giving the line of
the various avenues and aisles and the corners of the lots for
placing markers, so that by the close of the year most of the
avenues will have been staked out and about one-half of the
Hebrew section supplied with markers.
City Maps.
I respectfully call your attention to "the necessity of having published a new map of the city. The city itself lias heretofore published these maps when they were needed, and
they were officially adopted by Council. The demand for the
new map is apparent, and would be appreciated by citizens
generally. The reason why these maps are not published by
private parties is that it is not profitable, but the city could
sell enough of them to pay for the publication. The last
official map was published in 1900 and since then the city
has extended its area 1.65 square miles and quite a number
of changes have occurred in its streets, wards, and subdivisions. Prior to the publication of a new map it would be
well for Council to arrange for the naming of all unnamed
streets in the city, and changing the names where they are
duplicated and the subdivision by numbers of such wards as
contain duplicate numbers.
Savannah-Beaufort Highway.
By the direction of the Special Committee of Council
acting with a similar committee from the County Commissioners, appointed to inquire into the feasibility of constructing a road from a point opposite the city on Hutchinson's Island to connect with the road to Beaufort, South
Carolina, this department, in connection with the "Gounty
Engineer, made a preliminary survey, plan and profile of the
route selected across Hutchinson's Island. This route begins at a point opposite the foot of East Broad Street, and
crosses the island to the back river opposite Haskell's Mill.
A complete report with estimate of cost was furnished the
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Special Committee, to which report reference is made for
details of locations, etc.
Industrial Maps.
We have been engaged during the past year as freedom from the demands of other work would permit in making a small map of the city and its immediate vicinity, showing particularly the tracts of land with their railroad facilities available for factory sites. The map is designed to help
the trades bodies in advertising the city's advantages as an
industrial center in their endeavor to locate factories here.
A map of this kind can be published and distributed as they
see fit.
City Hall Improvements.
During the year, under the supervision of this depart-
.nent and aided by the Custodian of the building, a ventilating system was installed in the record vaults in the basement
of the City Hall building at a cost of $273.00. This system
was installed for ventilating the record vaults and has so
far proven satisfactory.
The roof of the City Hall, especially over the City
Engineer's offices, leaked to such an extent during heavy
rains that it became necessary to have repairs made in order
to save the ceiling. We also found it necessary to have the
blue print apparatus belonging to this office repaired as it
was so much out of order as to render it useless.
Resurfacing Streets.
The work of resurfacing the asphalt streets was completed at the beginning of the year and this department exercised the same method of inspection assigned to us as
outlined in my last year's report. The work completed as
measured shows the following:
Resurfacing . ......... 136,717.34 Sq. Yds.
Patching . .......... 1,573.62 Sq. Yds.
New Work . .......... 501.71 Sq. Yds.
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Encroachments.
During the year this department has investigated and
has been on the outlook for encroachments on streets and
lanes and city property, and reports were made of such encroachments as have come to our notice. The location of
these encroachments will be found elsewhere in this report.
Opening Streets.
During the past year we have made a number of surveys and plats and furnished information and data to the
Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets to be used
in connection with proposed street opening, and have also
aided the Chairman of this Committee in matters relative to
his office.
The largest body of land that the city has acquired during the year for street opening has been from the Investors
Realty Company, known as "Villa Heights," located east
of Waters Road, between Anderson and Thirty-fourth
streets, known on our city map as Purse Ward. The city
acquired by this dedication, Thirty-first, Thirty-second,
Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, Live Oak, Cedar and a part of
Anderson streets, amounting to approximately 445,332
square feet.
Other property acquired during the year by the city
for opening streets is as follows:
Lot No. 146 Schwarz Ward (Millen Lots 10) for the
opening of Thirty-first street, 2424 square feet.
North part of Lot No. 28, Section A, Demere Ward,
for the opening of Thirty-ninth street, 115.9 square feet.
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Recommendations.
I would recommend that an ordinance be passed regulating the width of roadways, sidewalks and grass plats in
those sections of the city not now covered by ordinance.
There is now an ordinance which covers a portion of the
city south of Anderson street and also a portion east of
East Broad street, but a general ordinance is needed to
cover the entire city. This would avoid, as has sometimes
been the case, the removing of the curb line and rebuilding
the sidewalk of streets about to be paved.- I would recommend that wide roadways be established for the business
section of the city and narrow ones for the residence section.
The paving of these narrow roadways are not only cheaper,
but the cost of maintenance is less, and they add to the appearance of the street by having wider grass plats.
In view of the fact that such specifications as we have,
covering paving material for the city, are not up to the
present standard; I would recommend that this department
in conjunction with the Department of Public Works investigate this matter and if necessary visit other cities for
the purpose of obtaining the latest information as to the
merits and requirements of the different paving materials
in order that specifications may be adopted that will intelligently cover all such materials to be used in the future.
Sewers.
Now that the eastern and southern sections of the city
embracing about 1,000 acres and within the boundaries of
East Broad, Wheaton, East corporate limits, Dale avenue,
Waters Road, Fifty-second street, Bull and Estill avenue, is
being rapidly developed, I believe it would not be out of
place here to suggest a system of house drainage and storm
sewers should be planned for this territory. I believe that it
would be impracticable to extend the present house drainage
system for any considerable distance east of East Broad
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
street or connect a system covering this area with the main
house drainage outlet through the Bast Broad and Randolph street sewers as this outlet sewer is already or will
be when the present house drainage system is complete
taxed to its full capacity. I, therefore, believe it necessary
to provide an entirely separate system from the present one
and with its individual outlet into Bilbo Canal at a point to
be determined later. This system may be a gravity one if
the grades permit, or if not a pumping station will have to
be located at a suitable point to be determined by surveys.
The natural outlet for a system of storm sewers for this
territory would be in the DeRenne Canal east of the city,
but a plan for this system could also be adopted and parts
of it completed from time to time as found necessary or as
the city's finances permit.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Survey of Lots With Plats, for Private Parties.
Lot No.
6, S. E. part. ...........
Irt ^^ C>7 ^>f~\ *>"}
148, 149, 150, 151........
191 ....................
248 . ..................
4, S. y2 . ................
29. ....................
45 and part of 41 .........
94, S. J*. .................
58. ....................
3 and part of 4. .........
7, S. W. part............
39, E.^...... ..........
2 . .....................
32 .....................
i,E. #....... ..........
5 rQ ....................
G. . ....................
4, M. 1-3....... .........
7 . .....................
28 .....................
35 . ....................
36. ..............:.....
42, E. #.... ............
15 . ...................
109. ...................
it . ....................
rt/5 O I/ 22, s>. y2 ................
No Number (Strip) ......
19, E. y2 .. ..............
21 T? I/
54 . ....... ............ 24,w y2 . .............. 192 . ...................
2T ^ o -7
20 and 51. . ........ .....
27, S. %ofW. Y-,.. ......
76. ....................
Subdivision
Third Tything . ....
Minis . ............
Canal Lots East. . . .
29 and 30. .........
Section 3 ..........
Seiler . ............
Tower Tything ....
Section C .........
City & Suburban. ...
Lillibridge . .......
Part of Garden Lot i
Block 3 . ..........
Ward
Anson
Bacon
Ballantyne
Ballantvne
Ballantyne
Berrien
Brownsville
Brownsville
Brownsville
Brownsville
Carmichael
Carpenters Row
Columbia
Columbia
Crawford
Cuthbert
Dasher
Dasher
Davis
Decker
Demere
Duncan
Duncan
Duncan
Elliott
Estill
Estill
Falligant
Falligant
Falligant
Flannery
Flannery
Gallic
Gartland
Gaston
Gaston
Gilmerville
Hull
154 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Survey of Lots With Plats, for Private Parties.
Lot No.
21, W. part. ............
20,^. y2 . ...............
4 and part of 3 and 5. ....
64 and 67. ..............
5
/V7 J y<>
3 1 . 32-4J, 42. ............
287.'...................
13 . ....................
^*"2
30, E.y2 . ........ .......
29, E. y2 -30, W. J^.......
10, II, 12............... 2o,w.y2 . ..............
13, (J. and I.)...........
15, E.^.... ......... ...
37,38,8,^39..........
40, 41, N. E. part of 42. . .
1,8, 25, 17..............
6 . .....................
7 . .....................
51 . ....................
F. ..................... 29, E.y2 ... ............ .
3,4..................... 13, 14, 15. ..............
29, S. W. part of M. part.
19, N. and S. ^. .........
j, \V. part of S. E. part..
F. .....................
21, Mid. part. ...........
14. ....................
3, 5, 7..................
IO2 . ...................
17 . ....................
7,E. ^.. ...............
20 . ....................
6. .....................
54, N. 1-3 of E. #........
Subdivision
IVTillprQ
Section 19. ........
Gammell . .........
Block G ...........
Part of Garden Lot 1 2
Hulls 14 ...........
Hulls 14 ...........
2 . ................
(tings . ............
Kings . ............ O
Hucks Tything ....
Tanyard Tract .....
Ward
Jackson
Jackson
Johnston
Johnston
Kehoe
Kelly
Kelly
Law
Lee
Lester
Lester
Lloyd
Lovell
Lovell
Lovell
Marshall
Meldrim
Meldrim
Meldrim
Mercer
Mid.Oglethorpe
Monterey
Myers
Nor. Oglethorpe
Nor. Oglethorpe
Nor. Oglethorpe
Nor. Oglethorpe
Nor. Oglethorpe
Nor. Oglethorpe
Norwood
Norwood
Owens
Padelford
Percival
Pulaski
Roberts
Screven
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 55
Survey of Lots With Plats, for Private Parties.
Lot No.
64.....................
17. ....................
? . .....................
54 . ....................
78, West part...........
ii .....................
13. ....................
86. ....................
76, and West part of 77. .
260 . ....... ...... ......
73 .....................
104 . ...................
n . ....................
59, 60 and E. part 58. ....
10 . ....................
57 E. part-58W. part....
34 ......... . . .
94, 95. 96. ..............
28 and E. part 27. .......
2 ........ . .
Subdivision
Teynac Farm Lots 7
Pritchard 18. .......
.................. .\
Block 7 . ..........
East of Lincoln St..
Ward
Southville
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield
Stiles
Stiles
Telfair
Telfair
Telfair
Telfair
Telfair
Teynac
Thomas
Thomas
Thomas
Thomas
Weed
Weed
\\TAct A v
Wharf Lots
Miscellaneous Measurements and Surveys.
Measurement of intersection of East Broad and Hartridge streets for court testimony.
Survey of lots 45, 46, 47, 48, 113, 114, 115, 116 (Millen
Lots No. 10) Schwarz Ward, for the opening of Thirtyfourth street.
Survey of lot 146 Schwarz Ward on Randolph street,
showing part needed for the opening of Thirty-first street.
Survey of lots 9, 16, 17, 24, Gumming Ward, on Thirtysecond street, between Lincoln and Abercorn streets, showing encroachment on sidewalk.
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Marked out area of asphalt to be replaced at intersection
of Bull and McDonough streets, east and west of Chippewa
Square; also at the intersection of McDonough and Drayton
streets.
Survey of Chippewa Square for Oglethorpe Monument
Commission.
Survey of Bonaventure Cemetery.
Measurement of one mile on Estill avenue, east of grandstand, for automobile races.
Locating east line of colored cemetery, from Ogeechee
Road to Battery street.
Measurement of frontages on Bull street of "Benedictine Order" Church, Parsonage and College.
Locating stones for division line between Savannah Rice
Mill Company and Ocean Steamship Company's lot.
Measurement of roadways on Ogeechee Road, Whitaker,
Thirty-sixth, Abercorn and Cuyler streets.
Measurement of curbing, southeast corner Gordon and
Habersham streets.
Measurement of curbing southwest corner Thirty-eighth
and Habersham streets.
Measurement of curbing southwest corner Henry Lane
and Whitaker street.
Measurement of curbing northwest corner Habersham
and Gaston streets.
Locating city limits through portion of Riodon tract on
Wheaton street.
Resurvey of lot 13, and west part of lot 14, North Oglethorpe Ward, to establish division line.
_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT______ 157
Survey of northwest portion of lot 37, Reppard Ward,
at Thirty-third lane and Drayton street.
Survey of unnamed street belonging to city, located west
of Ogeechee canal, between Bryan and Bay streets, for alleged encroachment.
Locating two catch basins at the southeast and southwest corners of Gordon lane and Habersham street.
Survey of lot i and 2 Kelly Ward for Fire Department.
Survey of River street at foot of Reynolds street, showing
present and proposed location of spur track into Kehoe's
property.
Survey of strip Lot 2, Stephens' Ward, for opening Huntington lane to Price street.
Survey of lot 732 in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
Locating avenues, driveways, aisles, lots, etc., in Bonaventure Cemetery.
Establishing line between Pierpont Mfg. Company's
plant and old Waterworks Tract.
Measurement of asphalt patching, as follows:
Harris street, from Drayton to Bull.
Hull street, across Drayton street.
Hull street, across Bull street.
East Broad street, across Liberty street.
In front of No. 608 Drayton street.
Establishing line between Bonaventure Cemetery and
Parson's land.
Survey of York street lane, between Bull and Drayton
streets.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Preliminary survey of the proposed "Ferry Bridge Road"
connection between Savannah, Ga., and Beaufort County,
S. C.
Locating intersecting streets on Montgomery street, between Forty-second and Forty-sixth streets.
Measurements of distances on Waters Road to ascertain
the amount of oil necessary for the automobile race course.
Survey of strip of land on Thirty-sixth street and Hamilton street in Gartland Ward, purchased by the city from
Raiford Falligant and Est. L. A. Falligant.
Measurement of cement sidewalk in front of No. 114
Oglethorpe avenue, East, lot W. ^2 of E. y2 of 9, Third tything Anson Ward.
Lines for tree planting in "Center Mall," Baffin Park.
Survey of lot 75 Owens Ward, northeast corner of Thirty-sixth and Burroughs streets, showing portion -to be purchased by City.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Maps and Plats of Lots.
Lot
45, 46, 47, 48.....
113, 114, 115, 116.
9. 16, 17. 24......
p
B. 2, 4, 6........
37 N. W. part....
28 N. part........
i and 2.. ........
i E. part ........
51 . ............
Section.
Millen lots No. 10
sv::::::::::::::
A . .............
Ward.
Gumming . ......
Solomons . ......
Southville . ......
Kelly. ..........
N. Oglethorpc...
Purpose.
Opening streets
Encroachments
For Mr. Daffin
T?OI" galg
Opening streets
Maps and Plats of Streets.
Street.
Goodwin (sad St.)
York lane........
From.
Bull . ...........
To. Purpose.
Opening streets
Opening streets
Paving
Tracing of Lots.
No. of
Copies
2
2
I
I
I
I
I
2
I
I
Lot. No.
13, 14, IS--..---
146 ........
9, 16. 17, 24.....
17 to 25........
48, So, 52, 54, 40..
4,5,6..........
13 & W. part 14
7*7 "M "W nnrt
28 N. part......
19 . ............
i to A W. oart..
Section
Millen Lots No. 10....
Kings . ...............
East of Bull St.. ......
A. ...................
10 . ...................
Ward.
N. Oglethorpe . .......
Gumming . ...........
Myers . ..............
Wharf Lots . .........
Demere . .............
Law . .................
(M. R. C.S.11)
160 ________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Maps and Plats Miscellaneous.
Plan for laying out Grayson Park.
Plan of colored portion of Laurel Grove Cemetery,
showing present roadways and avenues; also the undeveloped part, and the streets adjacent to the cemetery.
Plan of intersection of Estill avenue and Bull street,
showing paving of same.
Location of water mains, fire hydrants, valves, etc., on
small map of city.
Plan showing location of present street lights in underground district of city.
Two plans of proposed alteration of squares on Abercorn
and Barnard streets.
Plan of Chippewa Square, for the Oglethorpe Monument
Commission.
Plan of ventilation of permanent record vault in basement of City Hall.
Two plans of Bonaventure Cemetery for office information.
Plan of stable and wagon shed at Powder Magazine lot.
Map of Savannah and vicinity, for Chamber of Commerce, showing factory sites, etc.
Plan of lots in Owens Ward, on the north side of Thirtysixth street, showing the location of same.
- Sketch sho%ving sidewalk and grass plats in front of
Chatham Academy (High School) building, on Bull street.
Map of city showing city limits.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________161
Map of Bonaventure Cemetery to show proposed laying
out of same.
Map of Bonaventure Cemetery adopted by the Park and
Tree Commission, June I5th, 1908.
Plan showing the northern parts of lots 35, 36, 37 Gumming Ward, belonging to the City of Savannah.
Plan of River, street at foot of Reynolds street, showing
present and proposed location of spur track into Kehoe's
property.
Plan of the west part of lots 1 to 4, Section 19, Law
Ward, owned by city.
Plan of lot 19, North Oglethorpe Ward, showing location
of houses, fences, street lines, etc.
Plan of "automobile pit" in front of grandstand on Estill
avenue.
Plan of automobile race course.
Map of strip of land on Thirty-sixth street and Hamilton
street, Gartland Ward, purchased by the city from Raiford
Falligant and the Est. of L. A. Falligant.
Plan of section of the city between Anderson and Thirtyseventh streets and A. C. L. Ry. and Waters Road, showing
streets to be purchased by the city.
Two maps, showing proposed storm water sewers in
Granger tract.
Map of city, showing those sections that have no storm
water sewers.
Plan of proposed curbing around McLaws and Bartow
monuments m Chippewa Square,
i6a________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
v Tracings Miscellaneous.
Plan of Grayson Park.
Map of Fig Island, to show property owned by city.
Plan showing the intersection of Hartridge and East
Broad streets.
Plan of the proposed improvement of. the "Strand" on
the north side of Bay street, between Drayton and Abercorn streets.
Plan showing location of present street lights in the
underground district of the city.
Plan showing offices on third floor City Hall, south side
of building.
Plan of Bonaventure Cemetery, adopted by the Park
and Tree Commission, January JSth, 1908.
Three plans of Cases A, B, C, D, for use in preparation
room, City Bacteriological Laboratory.
Plan of strip lot No. 2, Stephens Ward, for opening Huntington lane to Price street.
Two plans of portion of Beaufort county, showing proposed Beaufort and Savannah Road.
Plan of York Lane, between Bull and Drayton streets.
Plan of "automobile pit" in front of grandstand, Estill
avenue.
Plan of Spring Hill, from old map by John McKinnon
(1801).
Plan of automobile race course.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT* 163
Four maps, showing land purchased for streets, by city,
from Est. L. A. Falligant and Raiford Falligant, for City
Attorney and record.
Plan of Chippewa Square, for the Oglethorpe Monument
Commission.
Street Lines Given During the Year.
Lot No.
6,7,8...................
l and 2. . . ........
4 . .....................
16 and 17. ...............
40 and 41 ...............
4. .....................
4. .....................
45, 46, 47----- ...........
46 . ................... t
29 . ....................
45 and part 41 ...........
129. ...................
21 . ....................
r*Q 5 ....................
7. .....................
3 M nart
6 and 7 > ...............
199. ...................
27 . ....................
51 .....................
59 . ....................
44 E. 1/2 45 W. y2 ......
4 . .....................
45 ....................
4 . .....................
8 E.J^. .................
35 .....................
85 E. y2 , 86 and 87. ......
115 to 122 Inc...........
Subdivision
Section 24 . ........
o_87. ...............
86. ............... GI BS ................
Canal Lots East ....
Canal Lots East. . . .
Tower Ty thing ....
1
Ward
Atlantic
Bacon
Ballantyne
Barry
Battery
Battery
Battery
Battery
Brown
Brownsville
Brownsville
Brownsville
Brownsville
Brownsville
Carmichael
Carmichael
Cold ingColumbia
Gumming
Dale
Dale
Dasher
Davis
Davis
Decker
Duncan
Estill
Estlll
-
164 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Street Lines Given During the Year.
Lot No.
ii . ....................
109.....................
17,18,19................
9. .....................
23 . ....................
21 and part 22. ..........
29. ....................
6W.J*. ................
27 W. part.........;....
6 . .....................
54 . ....................
7W.&.... .............
co5 . ....................
20 . ....................
I . .....................
26 and 27 . ..............
8. .....................
4,5,6...................
5 . .....................
Part of Tract............
2CT 'ZC.I 2CC ^C*7
15 . ....................
5 and 6. ................
S) A
24 . ....................
257 and 258. ............
231 . ...................
134, i35 J 36, I37-
131 and 132..............
240,241,242,243.........
80. ....................
87 and 88................
A. .....................
286 and 287 .............
288 and 290 .............
T T V I, J, IV. .................
ff\ *7/i Tt T>
30, E^....... ..........
w. w. y2 . ..............
Subdivision
Section 3 . .........
Block 7. ...........
Block 6. ..........
Block 7 . ..........
Keisling . ..........
Condon Place, 61.3.
B1.2.
.
Ward
Estill
Estill
Estill
Falligant
Falligant
Falligant
Falligant
Flannery
Flannery
Flannery
Flannery
Flannery
Forsyth
Gallic
Garden
Grayson
Griffin
Griffin
Griffin
Griffin
Harmon ' Hull
Hull
Jones
Johnston
Johnston
Johnston
Johnston
Johnston
Johnston
Johnston
Johnston
Kelly
Kelly
Kelly
Lee
Lester
Lester
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Street Lihes Given During the Year.
Lot No.
SIS) 32 . .................... 13 . .................... 23 . .............:...... 46. .................... 20 . .................... 46 .....................
Part of Garden Lot 12. ..
6. .....................
15 and 16. ..............
V7 . ...............
20 F 'X
B. .....................
9 . .....................
65, E. part and 66. .......
9 . .....................
3
C *7
I O2 . ...................
17, and E. /l 2 18..........
34, W. j^ and 33, E. y2 . .
7, E.^. ................
New St. (Hull St.) ......
]* . ....................
8 . ......................
48 and 49. ..............
?4 . ....................
SO, SI, t)2. ...............
34 and 35....... ........
31 and 32...............
"\ . .....................
40 . ....................
32 . ....................
43 . ....................
B to K Inc..............'
21 . ....................
32 . ....................
68 and 69 ...............
42 . .................... 2t;. w. y* ...............
Subdivision
...................!
Hucks Tything ....
Central of Ga. Ry...
Fourth Tything . . .
Millen Lots 10. . . ...
Millen Lots 11. . ....

nPf*vn5if* T*Pi*m T /"it *7
Teynac Farm Lot 8.
II & W. V2 12......
Schreck ...........
tl & 12. ..'.........
Ward
Lester
Liberty
Lloyd
Lovell
Lovell
Meldrim
Meld rim
Meldrim
Meldrim
Minis
Monterey
N. Oglethorpe
N. Oglethorpe
Norwood
Norwood
^T c\ t* vi/" c\ r\ f T
Owens
Padelford
Padelford
Percival
Railroad
Reppard
Reynolds
Schwarz
Schwarz
Solomons
Solomons
Solomons
S. Oglethorpe
Southville
Southville
Southville
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield
Stiles
166 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT4
Street Lines Given During the Year.
Lot No.
3 . .....................
3 and 4. ................
70 and 71 ...............
86,87,88................
98, 97 and part 96. .......
198 and 199. .......... .. 4
17? . ...................
199, \\'. y2 and 200. ,..,.*
14 and 15. ..............
73 . ....................
58, 59, 60, 121 and part 122
II . ....................
10 . ................... <
7
D . ....................
43 . ....................
P . ....................
7 . .................... ^
35 and 36. ...............
34 and 35...............
96 and E. ^2 95 ..........
78 and 79. ............ ..^
13, 14. is, 16. ............ J' I* J*
2 . .....................
I . .....................
71 .....................
28. \V. part.............
Subdivision
.
Section 10 . ........
Hospital Block .....
East of Lincoln St..
East of Lincoln St..
Ward
SwoII
Swoll
Telfair
Teifair
Telfair
Telfair
Telfair
Telfair
Telfair
Telfair
Telfair
Thomas
Thomas
Thomas
Wadley
Waring
Waring-o
Warren
"\A/a t*ri*n
Weed
Weed
Weed
Wesley
l^Tliaff T rife
Wharf Lots
White
White
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 167
Estimates of Streets.
Street
Cuyler . ........
Thirty-sixth . ...
Bay lane . ......
Bull . ...........
Thirty-seventh . .
Barnard . .......
Fortieth . .......
Hull . ..........
Harris . .........
Macon . ........
Charlton . .......
Taylor . .........
Waync . ........
Cordon . ........
Montgomery . ...
West Broad.. ....
Randolph . ......
East Broad ......
Paulsen . .......
Habersham . . .
Hull (New)......
From.
Bull . ............
Bull . ...........
Ogcechce Road..
West Broad.. ....
Bull . ..........
Bull . ...........
Bull . ...........
Thirty-first . ....
Gwinnett . ......
Thirty-first . ....
West Broad .
To.
Waters Road . ..
Habersham . . . ..
Wilson . ........
Fortieth . .......
Whitaker ......
Whitaker ......
Whitaker ......
Whitaker ......
Whitaker ......
Whitaker ......
Whitaker ......
State . ..........
Fortieth . .......
Thirty-six til ....
Material
Vit. Brick . ......
Vit. Brick . ......
Vit. Brick . ......
Vit. Brick . ......
Asphalt Block . . .
Vit. Brick . ......
Asphalt Block v .
Brick and Block.
Brfck and Block.
Brick and Block.
Brick and Block.
Brick and Block.
Brick and Block.
Vit. Brick .
Vit. Brick . ......
Granite Block.. ..
Estimates Miscellaneous.
Preliminary estimate for grading and filling Daffin Park
in accordance with Mr. Nolan's plan.
Estimate of the cost of proposed improvement of the
"Strand" on the i orth side of Bay street, from Drayton to
Abercorn streets.
Estimate num >er of miles of single car tracks in city
limits.
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Estimate cost of paving with Augusta gravel, certain
roadways and sidewalks in Bonaventure cemetery.
Estimate cost of substituting reinforced concrete sewer
for Bilbo Canal.
Estimate cost of grading, filling and tree planting in
"Center Mall," Baffin Park.
Estimate for curbing streets in Granger tract.
Estimate cost of laying i8-inch sewer in Hamilton street.
Estimate cost of "Ferry-Road-Bridge" connection, between Savannah, Ga., and Beaufort County, S. C.
Estimate for curbing around Bartow and McLaws monuments in Chippewa Square.
Estimate area and cost of pa'ving floor in new Engine
House, Xo. 7, with asphalt block on concrete foundation.
Estimate cost of laying water mains in the following
streets (Granger Tract) Estill avenue, from Abercorn to
Waters Road; Atlantic street, from Fortieth to Forty-seventh ; around entire Crescent.
Estimate cost of laying storm water sewers in Granger
Tract.
Estimate cost of laying storm water sewers in those sections of the city that have none.
Estimate (final) for grading and filling "Center Mall,"
Daffin Park.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 169
Grades and Lines.
Street.
Liberty . .........
Congress . ......
West Broad......
McDonough ....
Oglethorpe a~ve...
Kolloch. ........
West Broad .....
Thirty-ninth . ...
Fortieth . ......
Waldburg, N. S..
Waldburg, S. S..
Atlantic . .......
Bolton . ........
Habersham. W. S.
Ogeechee Road . .
Thirty-eighth . ..
Thirty-ninth ....
Wolf . ...... ...
Ogeechee Road..
Strand . ........
Huntington .....
From.
Whitaker . ......
Waters Road....
\ATliitalfpr
East Broad .....
Broughton Lane.
West Broad . ....
Waters Road . . . Waters Road . . .
Atlantic . .......
Anderson . ......
Thirty-first .....
A. C. L. Ry.......
A. C. L. Ry.......
Cuyler . .........
Ott . ...;........
To.
West Broad .....
West Broad . ....
Forty-fifth . .....
West Broad
State . ..........
Ott . ............
Bolton . .........
Bilbo Canal .....
Thirty-first . .....
Thirty-seventh . .
Sarah . ..........
Thirty-fifth . ....
Price . ..........
Thirty-sixth .....
Habersham .....
Purpose.
Curb and Paving
Resurfacing ....
Curb . ...........
Curb and Paving.
Curb . ..........
Curb . ..........
Sewer . .........
Sewer . .........
Curb . ..........
Curb . ..........
Sewer . .........
Sc wcr
Sewer . .........
Grades and .Lines for Sidewalks.
/
On Waters Road, from Henry street to Henry lane
Lot No. 196, Ballantyne Ward.
On Thirty-third street, between Price and East Broad
streets, lots 88, 89, 90, 07 to 122 and 99, 100, roi, Barry
Ward.
Corner of Price and. Thirty-second streets, in front of
lots 81 and 82 Barry Ward.
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At southwest corner Houston and President streets, lot
22, Greene Ward. .
On Wolf street, between Harmon and Ott streets, lots
76 and 77, Johnston Ward.
On Bull, Charlton, Drayton and Macon streets (Y. M. C.
A. building) lots 23 and 24, Jasper Ward.
On Forty-first street, between Abercorn street and A. C.
L. Ry., lots 31 and 33, Southville Ward.
At southwest corner Thirty-eighth and Habersham
streets, lot 54, Griffin Ward.
On south side of Waldburg street, lots F and G, Kelly
Ward.
In front of No. 114 Oglethorpe avenue, East, lot west
half of east half of 9, Third ty thing, Anson Ward.
Corner of Paulsen and Wolf streets, lots 131 and 132,
Johnston Ward.
Corner of Gordon and East Broad, lots 45 and 46 Davis
Ward.
On Bull, Bryan, Drayton and St. Julian streets (Citizens'
Southern bank building), lot B, Derby Ward.
On Wolf street, between Paulsen and Harmon streets,
lots Co'to 67, Johnston Ward.
Corner Thirty-ninth and Habersham streets, lot 8, Griffin Ward.
In front of 508 and 510 East Thirty-second street, lots 91
and 92 Barry Ward.
Southeast corner Bay and Houston streets, lot 5 Washington Ward.
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Southwest corner Oak and West Broad streets, lot 25,
Garden Ward.
On Montgomery street, between Harris and Stone
streets, lot 18, Currietown Ward.
On Habersham street, from Gordon to Wayne, lot 23,
Wesley Ward.
On Wolf street, between Paulsen and Bilbo Canal, lots
133 and 134, Johnston Ward.
On Thirty-eighth street, between Habersham and Price
streets, lot 56, Teynac Ward.
On Williamson street, corner of Strand, north part of lot
B, New Franklin Ward.
On Mill street, east part, lot 13, North Oglethorpe Ward.
On Duffy street, lots 106 to 111, Ballantyne Ward.
Northwest corner Waldburg and Burroughs streets, lot
35, Screven Ward.
, On north line of Bay street, from Drayton to Abercorn,
"Strand."
Northwest corner Guerard and Walker streets, lot 32,
Choctaw Ward.
Grades and Lines Miscellaneous.
Grades and lines for walks in Grayson Park, and also
locating lines around said park for tree planting.
Lines for tree planting, Dixon Park.
Grades for street car tracks at intersection of Habersham, Abercorn, Whitaker and Barnard at Oglethorpe avcnue.
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Grades and lines for street car tracks on Anderson street,
between Ott street and Waters Road.
Grades and lines for extending sewer at the intersection
of Rockefeller and Harmon streets.
Lines for fence on north -side of Estill avenue, between
Bull and Habersham streets.
Grades and lines for curbing lot 29, Wesley Ward.
Grades and lines for curbing, west side of Cuyler street,
between Bolton street and Bolton lane.
Grades and lines for curbing, southwest corner Henry
lane and Whitaker street.
Grades and lines for curbing, northwest corner Habersham and Gaston streets.
Grades and lines for circular curb, southwest corner
Bolton and Ott streets.
Grades and lines for sewer, from West Boundary street
to South Atlantic Packing Company's property, across
Ogeechee Canal.
Grades and lines for spur track on River street, east of
Lincoln street.
Grades and lines for repairing house drainage sewer on
Forty-second street, between Jefferson and Montgomery
streets.
Grades and lines for sewer in Duffy lane, west from Atlantic street, about 375 feet, and south to catch basin on the
north side of Henry street.
Grades and lines for building Fire Engine house on lots
I and 2 Kelly Ward, corner Paulsen and Gwinnett streets.
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Grades and lines for relaying street car tracks on Abercorn street, between Liberty street and Lafayette Square.
Grades and lines for sewer, between Gwinnett and Grant
streets, west from Bilbo Canal about 400 feet.
Grades and lines for street car tracks on Fortieth street,
between Bull and Barnard streets.
Location of line for water main on Montgomery street,
south of Forty-second street.
Grades for street car tracks at intersection of Thirty-sixth
and Montgomery streets.
Grades and lines for "Center Mall," Baffin Park.
Grades and lines for automobile pit in front of grandstand, Estill avenue.
Grades for entrance into the Rosenheim's building on
Williamson street.
Grades for Atlantic Coast Line Railway tracks at intersection of Abercorri street.
Grades for sewer at old Water Works Tract to drain low
ground.
Grades for wood curbing at the northwest corner of
Guerard and Walker streets.
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Measurements of Streets.
Street.
Liberty
From.
Barnard
Congress ...... i Whitaker . ......
Oglethorpe ave. ..
McDonough ....
McDonough ....
McDonough . ...
Bolton. S. S. ..... ., . ........
East Broad .....
Bull . ...........
Broughton . . ....
Cuvlpr
Cuyler, W S iRnltnn
Thirty-ninth . ...
Huntington .....
Fortieth
West Broad . ....
Lafayette Square.
Ahi^rrorn . . ...
Strand . . .. .....iDravlrm . .. .....
To.
West Broad......
West Broad......
West Broad.. ....
Bull . ...........
Whitaker . ......
State . ..........
Bolton Lane ....
Florence
Purpose.
Resurfacing .
Resurfacing .
Resurfacing .
Assessment .
Assessment .
Assessment .
Assessment .
Curb. ...........
Curb . ...........
Curb
Lincoln . ....... Paving . ......
Liberty . ........ Assessment . . . . .
Assessment . . . . .
Curb and Paving.
Levels of Streets.
Street
Grant . .......
Taylor . ......
Fortieth .....
From.
... Atlantic . ........
. . . Bull . ...........
To.
Bilbo Canal .....
Bull . ...........
Purpose.
C. Basin . .......
Car Trades . . . . .
Profiles and Cross-Section Streets
Street.
Grant . .........
From.
Atlantic . ........
To.
Bilbo Canal ......
Purpose.
Sewer . ..........
6 profiles of roadways in Daffin Park.
Sketch of Cross-Section, reinforced concrete sewer, Bilbo
Canal.
Profile of Ferry Road Bridge connection between Savannah. Ga., and Beaufort County, S. C.
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Levers Miscellaneous.
Levels to determine proper drainage for intersection
of Huntingdon and Lincoln streets; also Gordon and Lincoln streets.
Levels to determine whether sewer connection can be
made to the South Atlantic Packing Company's property
with West Boundary street sewer.
Levels on Louisville Road, near Dooley avenue, for
drainage of Lovell property.
Levels of Chippewa Square.
Blue Prints.
No. of Prints.
IPlan of Grayson Park.
IPlan of Fig Island, showing property owned by city.
IPlan, showing theoretical discharge through circular
outlet, copy of table used by National Board of
Fire Underwriters' Engineers.
6Plan showing water mains, fire hydrants, valves, etc.,
of city.
1Plan of colored portion of Laurel Grove Cemetery,
showing present roadways and avenues; also the
undeveloped part, and the streets adjacent to the
cemetery.
2Plan of lots 45, 46, 47, 48, 113, 114, "5, "6 (Millen
Lots No. 10), Schwarz Ward, for the opening of
Thirty-fourth street.
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2Plan of the proposed improvement of the "Strand"
on the north side of Bay street, between Drayton
and Abercorn streets.
2Plan showing proposed exchange of land between the
Planters' Rice Mill Company and the Ocean
Steamship Company.
19Plan of elevation of grandstand and seating diagram
for the Savannah Automobile Club on Estill avenue.
3Plan of lot 146 (Millen lots No. 10), Schwarz Ward,
purchased by the city for opening Thirty-first
street.
IPlan of topographical map of Baffin Park.
3Plan of permanent record vault, City Hall.
rPlan showing location of present street lights in underground district of city.
2Plan of lots 9, 16, 17, 24, Cumrning Ward, on Thirtysecond street, between Lincoln and .Abercorn
streets, showing encroachments on sidewalks.
IPlan showing, subdivision'of Lot No. 4, Old Water
Works Tract, and Key plan.
1Plan of Merchants and Mechanics Land Co.'s subdivision near Bonaventure Cemetery.
2Plan of Chippewa Square.
3Average composition and analyses of crude materials
used in resurfacing asphalt streets in City of Savannah (tabulated statement).
IPlan of Savannah Water Works, showing location of
artesian wells and pumping station.
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iPlan of Laurel Grove Cemetery.
23Plan of Bonaventure Cemetery.
IPlan of East Broad street, from Liberty street to
Gwinnett street.
4Plan of lots in Owens Ward, on the north side of
Thirty-sixth street, between Florence and Burroughs street, showing location of same.
IPlan showing offices on third floor of City Hall, on
south side of building.
IPlan of lot 13 and west part 14, North Oglethorpe
Ward.
1Plan of northwest part of lot 37, Reppard Ward.
2Plan showing the northern portion of lots 35, 36, 37,
Gumming Ward, belonging to the city.
IPlan of lots i and 2, Kelly Ward, belonging to the
city.
iPlan of cross section of reinforced concrete sewer
(Bilbo Canal).
3Plan of River street at foot of Randolph street, showing present and proposed location of spur track
into Kehoe's property.
3Plan of case and table, A, B, C, D, in preparation room
for city bacteriological laboratory.
iPlan of a portion of the City of Savannah, showing
location of street lights.
iPlan of the west part of lots i to 4 (Sec. 19), Law
Ward, owned by city.
9Plan of fixtures for city bacteriological laboratory.
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4 Plan of River and Reynolds streets, showing tracks
into Kehoe's property.
2 Plan of Strip lot No. 2, Stephens Ward, for opening
Huntington lane.
I Plan of 58 lots in Weed Ward.
7 Plan of a portion of Beaufort County, S. C., showing
location of Beaufort and Savannah Road.
2 Plan of Savannah Back River, from United States
survey, showing soundings, etc.
I Plan of portion of Fig Island.
I Plan of lot No. 19, North Oglethorpe Ward, showing
location of houses, fences, street lines, etc.
I Plan of the southwest portion of the city.
I Plan of York street lane, between Bull and Drayton
streets.
9 Plan (final) showing the proposed "Ferry Road
Bridge" connection between the City of Savannah and Beaufort County, South Carolina.
2 Plan of automobile pit in front of grandstand, Estill avenue.
102 Plan of Automobile race course.
I Plan of lots i, 2, 3, 4, 6, Demere Ward, sho%ving portion of Bullock, Thirty-sixth and Fortieth streets,
to be opened by city.
7 Plan showing strips of land purchased by city from
trustees R. O. Falligant for opening Thirty-sixth
and Hamilton streets, and strip of land conveyed
by city to said trustees in part payment for same.
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Encroachments.
Encroachments and obstructions in streets have been reported at the following places :
Encroachment of piazza to house on lot 51, Mercer Ward.
fronting on Nicoll street.
Encroachment of Pierpont Mfg. Co.'s fence on Old
Water Works tract.
Encroachment of fence on River street, east of Lincoln
street.
Miscellaneous.
Investigate drainage of asphalt pavement, Bull and Oglethorpe avenue.
Examination and report of the condition of the asphalt
pavement on Oglethorpe avenue, before resurfacing same.
Examination and report of the condition of the asphalt
pavement on Drayton street, between Bay and Bronghton
streets, before resurfacing same.
Investigation of drainage of Lovell property, south of
Louisville road and west of Dooley avenue.
Specifications and supervision for ventilating S3rstem
permanent record vault in basement of City Hall.
Tabulated statement of average composition and analyses
of crude material used in resurfacing asphalt streets in the
City of Savannah.
An itemized statement of all resurfacing, patching and
new work done by the Southern Paving and Construction
Company on the asphalt streets of the city.
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Specifications and inspection of renovating, painting, etc.,
Powder Magazine and keeper's residence.
Examination and report of asphalt pavement at the
southwest corner Bull and Congress streets ^Germania Bank
Building).
Calculation of strength: Iron poles supporting Knights'
electric sign on Broughton street, between Whitaker and
Barnard streets.
Inspection of the construction of Lowden's wharf on
Savannah river, west of Barnard street.
Changing plan of roadways in the new portion of Bonavcnture Cemetery.
Calculating strength of iron poles for signs on Broughton
street.
Report as to the change of grade of the pavement in front
of A. Traub and Son's store on West Broad street.
Report as to the feasibility of removing the catch basin
on the north side of Taylor street at Abercorn street.
Investigation and report as to the number and location
of catch basins and sewer pipe needed for proper drainage
of Ogeechee Road, between Anderson and Thirty-seventh
streets, prior to paving same.
Examination and report of the drainage in River street,
east of Lincoln street.
Examination and report of drainage of sidewalk, at northeast corner Barnard street and Liberty lane.
Investigation and report of spur track on River street,
east of Lincoln street.
Specifications for grading "Center Mall," Baffin Park.
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Inspection of tracks of Brinson Railway, through Springfield plantation.
Inspection of repairing City Hall roof.
Report (under resolution of Council) condemning portions of Cuyler, Ogeechee Road and Henry streets, now
paved with shell.
Examination and report to Council of condition of all
vitrified brick streets in the City of Savannah, character of
bond, etc.
Supervision of grades for sidewalks in Villa Heights,
Purse Ward.
Locating stations and numbering same around the automobile race course.
Investigation of Thirty-seventh street (Sarah), between
Bull and Whitaker streets, and report made to City Attorney.
Report to' County Commissioners and Special Committee
of Council estimated cost of constructing "Ferry Road
Bridge" connection between the City of Savannah and Beaufort County, South Carolina.
Investigation of alleged encroachment, northwest corner
Barnard street and York lane.
Investigation of alleged encroachment along "Center
Ditch," Springfield plantation.
Investigation of alleged encroachment on unnamed street,
west of Ogeechee Canal, between Bay and Bryan streets extended.
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Recapitulation.
Survey of lots, tracts and parts of lots for private parties ......................................... 137
Plats of above lots for private parties................. 95
Miscellaneous measurements and surveys. ........r... 41
Maps and plats of lots............................... n
Maps and plats of streets............................ 3
Maps an<J plats miscellaneous........................ 30
Tracing of lots . .................................... 15
Tracing miscellaneous .............................. 22
Street lines given during the year.................... 132
Estimates of streets . ............................... 31
Estimates miscellaneous ............................ 15
Grades and lines . .................................. 35
Grades and lines for sidewalks . ..................... 28
Grades and lines miscellaneous ...................... 27
Measurement of streets ............................. 15
Levels of streets ................................... 5
Levels miscellaneous ............................... 4
Profiles and cross sections streets .................... 10
Blue prints ........................................ 247
Investigation and locating encroachments............. 3
Miscellaneous reports, etc. ............'.............. 31
Total . ...................................... 937
Respectfully submitted,
J. W. HOWARD,
City Engineer.
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
BOARD OF
SANITARY COMMISSIONERS
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
December 31, 19O8
W. F. BRUNNER, M. D.
HEALTH OFFICER

MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Board of Sanitary Commissioners
Savannah, Ga., January ist, 1909.
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor, City of Savannah, Ga.:
SirThe report of the work of that part of the Sanitary Service which conies under the control of the Board
of Sanitary Commissioners for the year 1908 is presented
here for your consideration.
Never has the city been blessed with a better condition of sanitary affairs; the death rate was the lowest ever
known in the history of the city and there was an absence
of preventable diseases in epidemic form during the entire
year. No claim is made that there is not room for improvement or that we are nearing any sanitary millennium, but
the figures that follow in this report show what a good year
1908 was.
From natural causes there were 1406 deaths; compared
with 1907, you can observe our improved health conditions.
1907.
1908.
Deaths
Whites
...-547
....467
Colored Total
1025
Decrease. 80
939
86
1572
1406
166
This is a decrease of nearly n per cent.
The following is a comparative statement of the deaths
from the principal causes of deaths:
1907
Whites Colored Total
1908
Whites Colored Total
Tuberculosis . ...51
Heart Disease . . .44
Bright's Disease.43
Malarial Fever... 12
Pneumonia ". .... 35
Marasmus . .... .25
Typhoid Fever...32
122
54
44
73
7i
64
19
173
98
87
106s
89
5*
47
28
3
6
36
26
8
121
57
43
73
91
60
6
168
85
73
79
127
86
14
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Your Health Officer would call your attention to the
apparent large number of deaths among the negroes from
malarial fevers. The number is fictitious: two medical men
furnished over 50 per cent, of the death certificates where
malarial fever was assigned as the cause of death, and it is
"up to" your Health Officer to prove this statement during
the year 1909, as one of the medical men was the Coroner,
and is not now in office, and the second man is dead.
Births
i
Whites Colored Total
January ...........................75 95 170
February .........................68 88 156
March ............................77 84 161
April . ............................73 77 150
May..............................56 64 120
June . ............................58 68 126
July . .............................82 84 166
August ...........................91 92 183
September ........................63 83 146
October . .........................89 85 174
November . .......................86 84 170
December . ........................78 82 160
Total . .......................896 986 1882
In the whites there was an excess of births over deaths
amounting to 329, or nearly 30 per ceiit. Among the colored people there were but 47 more births than deaths, an
increase of 5 per cent. In connection with this matter your
attention is called to the difference in the number of stillbirths, meaning infants born dead, between the whites and
colored. There were 46 white infants born dead and 254
colored infants. Later on in this report this matter will be
touched on.
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TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES
Scarlet Fever
There were 17 cases reported during the year and no
deaths. This is the sixth consecutive year without a death
from this disease,
Diphtheria
This disease at one time looked dangerous as during
the months of September, October and November it prevailed to a considerable extent, but in December it had almost disappeared. There were 92 cases during the year,
with ii deaths.
Measles
This disease prevailed to some extent during the
months of April and May, when it rapidly declined.
Typhoid Fever
There were 68 cases reported, with 14 deaths. Three of
the fatal cases were brought to the city for treatment.
Smallpox
There were no cases and no deaths. Nearly three years
have elapsed since a case has been found in Savannah.
BACTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORY
Savannah, without boasting, can claim to have outstripped any city of its population in the United States by
its method in selecting its Bacteriologist and the equipment
of its laboratory. City Council passed an ordinance creating the office of Bacteriologist, which is here submitted:
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An Ordinance
(By Alderman Gaudry)
An ordinance to provide for an official bacteriologist, his
duties, term of office and compensation.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, that the office of a bacteriologist for the City of Savannah is hereby
established, ,and the Board of Sanitary Commissioners for
the City of Savannah is hereby authorized to select such
bacteriologist, after a competitive examination, and under
such rules and regulations as the said board may prescribe
touching said examination, its scope and character and the
time and place thereof.
The result of the said examination shall be determined
by the said board, and the person selected by the said board
shall be the official bacteriologist for the City of Savannah
and shall hold h.is office for the term of five (5) years from
and after the time of his qualification and until his successor is appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed
for inefficiency or unbecoming conduct by the said board.
He shall qualify by taking and subscribing the usual oath
required of city officials before the Mayor of the City of
Savannah.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the said Bacteriologist shall be under the control and direction of the said
board and of Ihe health officer, as its"executive officer, and
that he shall make all examinations requested by the said
board or the said health officer, and shall perform such duties as may, from time to time, be prescribed by the said
board.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That the said Bacteriologist shall have and keep his office in the City Hall; shall
devote all of his time to the city's work; shall receive from
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the City of Savannah a salary at the rate of three thousand
($3,000) dollars a year, payable monthly, and shall receive
no fees of any kind.
Acting under authority of this law, the Board of Sanitary Commissioners appointed the following Board of Examiners : Dr. T. J. Charlton, Chairman; Drs. Geo. R.
White and Jabez Jones, and Dr. W. F. Brunner, Recorder.
This Board sent notices of the examination to all the principal medical colleges and scientific institutions in this country and advertised the examination in the leading medical
magazines in the different sections of the United States. The
following notice explains' the ground covered:
Examination Notice
An examination for the position of Bacteriologist for
the City of Savannah, Ga., will be held on Wednesday, April
15th, 1908, at the Research Laboratory of the Department of
Health, foot of East i6th Street, New York City, under the
supervision of Dr. Wm. H. Park, of the Department of
Health, City of New York; at the U. S. Marine Hospital,
Chicago, 111., under the supervision of Surgeon G. B. Young,
of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service; at the
Hygienic Laboratory, 25th and E Sts., N. W., Washington,
D. C., under the supervision of Director of the Hygienic
Laboratory M. J. Rosenau, U. S. Public Health and Marine
Hospital Service; at room 609 Canal-Louisiana Bank Building, New Orleans, under the supervision of Surgeon J. H.
White, U. S. Public Health and Marine Hospital Service,
and at the City Hall, Savannah, Ga., under the supervision
of the Board of Examiners.
The term of office will be five years, beyond political interference. Salary $3,000.00 per annum. Examination to
cover questions in Bacteriology, Pathology and Chemistry.
The examination will be identical at all places of examination. Further information can be had from the doctors in
charge of the examination at the cities above named or from
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W. F. Brunner, M. D.,
Recorder, Board of Examiners,
City Hall, Savannah, Ga.
f
The papers of the candidates who took the examination
at New York, Washington, Chicago and New Orleans were
forwarded to the Board of Examiners at Savannah, when it
was found that 19 candidates had taken the examination.
The examination was valued at 60 per cent, and personal
equation at 40 per cent. Personal equation meant preparation for and scientific work, laboratory experience, age, etc.
It will be seen that this examination would exclude the
purely theoretical man. Dr. V. H. Bassett, of Milwaukee,
Wiscorisin, who took the examination at Chicago, was selected. It should be stated that three of the physicians who .
took the examination have since been appointed as Bacteriologists of the States of Indiana, Ohio and Florida. Further, the U. S. Government requested the names of five of
the ranking men of the class who took the examination.
The city amply provided for the first equipment of the
laboratory, which began its work on October 3rd. What
has been accomplished can be seen from the report submitted by Dr. Bassett which accompanies this report.
For the year 1909 City Council has generously provided
for the further equipment of the Laboratory. For eighteen
years your Health Officer has served the city, and he is here
to state that your administration has done more in perfecting the machinery for the preservation of public health than
any other City Council. Your Health Officer, 16 years ago,
first urged the establishment of this laboratory and you can
judge what satisfaction has come to him as Health Officer.
The medical profession have given their hearty support
to this valuable auxiliary to the Health Department and give
unstinted praise to the work of the laboratory under the
supervision of Dr. Bassett.
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Disinfecting Chamber
Your administration has also enabled the Health Department to use the most modern methods in the work of
disinfection by the purchase of a steam and formaldehyde
chamber which has been placed at the Water Works on
Gwinnett Street, West. This apparatus is used for the thorough sterilization of textile fabrics where transmissible diseases are found. This chamber sterilizes with superheated
steam and formaldehyde gas independently. Superheated
steam is used for all textile fabrics, except rubber and leather, formaldehyde gas being used in disinfecting such articles. This apparatus will pay for itself within two years.
Diphtheria Antitoxin
The high price paid for this serum by the public in so
many instances having resulted in making its purchase prohibitory and, again, in other cases, resulting in the use of
insufficient dosage to accomplish curative effect, the
Board of Sanitary Commissioners, with the endorsement of
the Medical Society, made arrangements for its sale to the
public on the prescription of any reputable physician. The
following schedule of prices will demonstrate the value of
the action of the Board:
Original Price. Board of Health Price,
looounits............ .$2.00 looounits. ............$ .60
2000 units............. 3.50 2000 units............. i.oo
3Ooounits............. 5.00 3ooounits............. 1.40
5000 units............. 7.50 5000 units............. 2.20
The value of the action of the Board of Sanitary Commissioners will be easily seen when it is understood that
frequently in a single family 15,000 to 30,000 units of this
serum is used for curative methods and for the prevention
of the disease. The first manufacturing firm with whom a
contract was made refused to continue the sale of this prod-
(M. R. C. S.13)
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uct, but the city was able to make another contract with
another manufacturer.
It should be stated that the city sells this serum at cost
prices.
The Negro
While the City of Savannah cannot settle the negro
problem for the country at large, the municipal government
of this city owes an obligation to its people, whites and negroes, by conscientiously looking after the welfare of its
inhabitants. Let us consider the issues that we must meet,
facts that stare us in the face and conditions that have existed, exist now and will continue to exist unless some action
is taken and the remedy applied. Look at these figures of
vital statistics for the year 1908:
Whites Negroes
Deaths from natural causes. ....... .467 939
Deaths (children under 10 years) .... 133 297
Deaths (without a physician) ....... 18 173
Deaths (still-births) . .............. 46 254
Deaths from tuberculosis ........... 47 121
Deaths from Marasmus ............ 26 60
Deaths from pneumonia ............ 36 91
These figures mean that the annual ratio per 1000 of
population, in deaths among the whites, was 14.16 against
24.08 for the negroes ; that, in deaths under 10 years of age,
it was, whites 4.30 and 7.61 among the negroes; that, in
deaths from consumption, it was, whites 1.42 and negroes
3.10. These figures mean that less than 5 per cent, of total
number of white infants are born dead and that over 25 per
cent, of the negro infants are dead when born. What does
this mean to us? It means that these figures, in going to the
Census Bureau, (as they do every year) place us in a bad
light and that is where we belong. Certainly, immigration
will not come our way.
_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________193
It has been said that other Southern cities present, practically, the same statistics. That is their business, not ours;
and they,, with us, will suffer from the lack of the right kind
of immigration until we have a changed condition of affairs. Further than this, as your Health Officer has said before, their unsanitary conditions contaminate us. Once
more, let me suggest that a Commission be appointeda
non-political and non-partisan oneto look into these conditions and others which place the negro beyond sanitary
or any other line of improvement. Let the Trades Bodies,
the County Medical Society, the Board of Education and
Bar Association name their representatives to investigate
the conditions under which the negro lives. This they will
find and the statement is not based on theoretical opinions
nor from inferences drawn from book knowledge, but from
practical experience and observation.
ist. That there are from five thousand to seven thousand negroes more than the white population can support.
2nd. That they are so colonized that every simple law of
sanitation is violated. 3rd. That if they wanted to help
themselves they could not do it, and, therefore, all the sanitary laws you would pass would not help the situation. This
is but the sanitary side of the situation. -This Commission
would unearth the producing causes of the abnormal number of criminals furnished by the negro race. It would demonstrate beyond doubt that there is a contamination of the
white race by the negro race and this contamination is both
physical and moral. There is nothing overdrawn in these
statements for they are facts and even uglier facts will be
found upon investigation.
Sanitary Inspection
While this administration h?s gone forward in nearly
every detail of sanitary work and has given the citizens better health protection than they have heretofore enjoyed, we
find it harder to enforce sanitary regulations, even where we
invoke the law, and fines for deliberate violation of the sani-
194_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
tary laws are few and far between. Comparisons are odious, but it is easier to get a fine for a plain "drunk" than it is
when you allow deposits from a broken sewer to remain for
months to the imminent danger of the health of your fellowcitizens. The following tables will give you some idea of
the work of the sanitary inspections performed by us.
;
Table of Sanitary Inspections
Year 1908
Sewers choked . ........................... 257
Sewers brokenburst ..................... 99
Sewers leaking . .......................... 23
Sewers open .............................. 18
Sewers caved ............................. 3
Water closets choked . .................... 1472
Water closets bowl broken................. 6
Water closet bowl leaking.................. 43
Water closet bowl overflowing ............. n
Water closet bowl disconnected ............ 28
Water closet bowl loose ................... 20.
Water closet waste pipe broken............. 6
Water closet waste pipe leaking............ 29
Water closet trap leaking .................. 32
Water closet trap (no cover)............... 102
Water closet trap (cover improperly fastened) 155
Water closet trap loose.................... 10
Water closet in bad order (not specified).... 15
Water closet tank casing missing............ 4
Water closet tank lever disconnected........ 12
Water closet tank plunger disconnected..... 9
Water closet float ball disconnected......... 8
Water closet tank missing ................. 4
Water closet tank loose from brackets....... 28
Water closet tank lever missing............ 15
Water closet tank plunger missing.......... 9
Water closet tank float ball missing........ 4
Water closet tank valve in bad order........ 80
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Water closet tank in bad order (not specified) 212
Water closet valve in bad order (not specified) 18
Water closet flush pipe leaking............. 402
Water closet tank overflowing.............. 61
Water closet flush pipe choked by paper, etc.. 22
Water closet flush pipe with punctures...... 25
Water closet flush pipe brokenmashed.... 28
Water closet flush pipe disconnected........ 25
Water closet flush pipe missing............ 20
Water closet floor decayed and in disrepair.. 106
Water closet floor missing ................. 6
Water closet door missing ................. 4
Bathtub waste pipe choked ................ 73
Bathtub leaking . ......................... 37
Bathtub waste pipe leaking ................ 10
Bathtub waste pipe broken ................ 8
Wash basin waste pipe choked.............. 16
Wash basins broken . ..................... 4
Wash basin loose from brackets............ 2
Wash basin leaking ....................... 4
Wash basin waste pipe missing............. i
Wash basin trap missing .................. I
Sink waste pipe choked . .................. 177
Sink waste pipe broken .................... 5
Sink waste pipe with puncture ............. 8
Sink waste pipe broken . .................. 28
Sink waste pipe loose ..................... 3
Sink waste pipe leaking ................. 62
Sink trap leaking . ........................ 6
Sink trap disconnected . ................... I
Sink trap loose . .......................... I
Sink waste pipe missing ................... 4
Sink trap missing ......................... 5
Urinal waste pipe choked .................. 4
Urinal waste pipe leaking . ................ 3
Water closet valve leaking.................. 73
Water closet tank valve leaking............. 134
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Hydrant leaking (leakage to yard, etc.)...... 82
Hydrant supply leaking (to yard, etc.)....... 31
Water closet supply leaking................ 306
Vacant houses inspected . ................. 430
Vacant stores inspected . ................. 18
Trash and garbage in yards . .............. 383
Trash and garbage in alleys ............... 8
Trash and garbage in stores ............... 12
Trash and garbage in houses ............... 21
Trash and garbage in outbuildings.......... 2
Trash and garbage under houses............ 24
Trash and garbage in basements ........... 6
Trash and garbage in cellars ............... 9
Trash and garbage on lots . ................. 7
Weeds and other rank vegetation on lots.... 5
Weeds and other rank vegetation in alleys... 3
Weeds and other rank vegetation in yards... 148
Weeds and other rank vegetation on tracts.. i
Weeds, etc., cut but not properly disposed of. 3
Privy and surface vaults with floor missing... 22
Privy and surface vaults floor in bad order, .. 17
Privy and surface vaults caved............. 40
Privy and surface vaults with curbing defective . ................................ 53
Privy and surface vaults in general disrepair. 5
Privy vaults reported for cleaning........... 1176
Surface vaults reported for cleaning......... 71
Privy vaults recommended for abandonment. 85
Manure in cow yards, stable, yards, etc....... 15
Stock pen, stable, cow yard, etc., bad condition 15
Yards holding rainfall, etc.................. 37
Lots holding rainfall, etc................... 5
Basements holding water .................. 3
Cellars holding water . .................... 4
Water under houses . ..................... 44
Waste water from sewer escaping to street... 5
Waste water from sewer escaping to yard.... 88
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Waste water from sink escaping to yard..... 18
W,aste water from water closet waste pipe to
yard ................................. ^
Water escaping to yards from hydrant-supply ................................... 73
Waste and waste water from yard to privy
vault . ............................... 37
Waste and waste water from privy vault to
yard . ................................ 24
Water service to closet insufficient.......... 73
Water service to closet shut off............. 95
Water service to closet tank shut off........ 201
Water service to premises shut off.......... 2
l^o house for yard closet................... 5
Untenanted houses abused by trespassers.... 12
Privy vault houses abused by trespassers.... 6
Lots abused by trespassers . ............... i
Occupied premises without sanitary convenience . ............................... 6
Stormwater pipe improperly discharging into
yard . ............................... 9
Stormwater pipe improperly discharging un-
der houses . .......................... 15
Stormwater pipe with lengths missing ...... 19
Stormwater pipe improperly arranged ...... 9
Stormwater pipe improperly discharging into
alley . ............................... 3
Stormwater pipe choked by leaves, etc....... 11
Stormwater pipe disconnected ............. 37
Stormwater pipe corroded . ................ 12
Stormwater pipe with hole ................. 2
Floor green grocery ordered scrubbed....... 2
Refrigerator cars on tracks leaking thereon.. I
Slop waste improperly disposed of.......... 2
Mosquitoes breeding in barrels at R. R. warehouse ................................ 3
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R. R. right-of-way wet and boggy (holding
water) ............................... 3
Ditch obstructed with vegetation, etc. (holding water) . .......................... 9
Mosquitoes breeding in weeds and pools on
tract . ............................... i
Fish scrap stored in warehouse within city
limits . .............................. i
Rice chaff exposed to weather . ............. i
Rancid grease in barrel stored on premises... 2
Low places in streets and lanes holding rainfall .................................. 90
Sewage dumped in yards .................. i
Mud dumped on lots . ..................... ^i
Garbage dumped on lots ................... I
Cesspools reported for cleaning ............ 3
Cases alleged defective plumbing to Plumbing
Inspector . ........................... 270
House Drainage
After consultation with the Director of Public Works
and the City Engineer, your Health Officer would bring to
your attention the immediate necessity for action in placing
house-drainage in sections of the city not now provided
with such sewers.
Your attention is called to that part of the city south
of Bay street and west of Fahm street to the eastern bank
of the Ogeechee Canal and, going South of the Central Railway property, from Wilson street west to the Springfield
low lands and south of Jones street. At the present time,
this densely populated section is honey-combed with privy
vaults, many of them overflowing after heavy rainfall and
the only system of sewerage is the West Boundary street
storm sewer, with many house-drainage connections, which
fills up every two or three years and, when cleaned out,
fecal matter is thrown on either side of the street. All of
the section above mentioned is so low that connections can-
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
not be made on grade with the house drainage already established in the main body of the city. The conditions in
this territory are well known to you and you have observed
the necessity for starting this work as soon as possible. The
following sectionsEastern and Southern parts of the city
should receive at the same time house-drainage: Collinsville, The Meadows, Eastville, Villa Heights and the entire
section south of 42d street to $ad street, and from the eastern to the western boundaries of the city limits. Collinsville is, today, one of the finest residential sections of the
city; within the last few years it has shown more improvement than any other section; the houses are occupied by
the owners of same and they should receive house-drainage immediately. This section, together with the territory
surrounding it, cannot be given a system of house-drainage
in common with the house-drainage in the main body of the
city on account of the topography of the land and because
it would overtax the present system of sewerage. The wisdom of extending all these sections at this time must be apparent for it is good judgment and economy to install
drainage before surfacing streets with pavements; again,
we have suffered from patchwork sewers and, still again,
if the city waits until these sections are built up, the inevitable privy vault and waste pipe connection with dry-well
will prevail.
Removal of Garbage
The daily removal of garbage in this climate is a sanitary necessity; such a service is impossible under present
conditions. The garbage wagons remove every form of
useless material for the occupants of houses. Anything
from an old stove to limbs of trees are removed by this
department. The removal of horse and cow droppings is
performed by this department and this is in violation of Section 899 of the Code of Savannah which specifies that such
matter must be removed daily at the expense of the owner.
So much has this evil grown until but probably 25 per cent,
of material removed by the garbage wagons is true garbage.
aoo________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
The failure to remove the garbage daily is responsible in a
measure for the production of flies which, from April to November, infest the city. It is recommended that this department's work be investigated and evils herein mentioned
will be apparent.
The Board of Sanitary Commissioners have met at regular intervals. This Board has now the following personnel : Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Chairman; Aldermen Battey and McCauley, Mr. J. M. Solomons, Col. Beirne Gordon,
Dr. Jabez Jones and Dr. W. F. Brunner, Secretary. To you
and the other members of the Board the Health Officer returns his thanks for the confidence you have placed in him.
Very respectfully,
W. F. BRUNNER, M. D.
Health Officer.
Annual Report of Deaths from Natural Causes in the City of Savannah, Ga., for 1908
CAUSES OF DEATH
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LONGEVITY TABLE
White Males Age White Females Age
Rogers. William .
Rothschild. Henry _..
Rober, Theodore.
Tholaman, Lawrence
Brown. Richard F.
Miscally, Wm. J
Rowland, John C.
Warrick, Robert.
DeCastro, Jacob D..
Whitcamp. Andrew ____
Kelly, Lucius A.
Desberges, M, J. _____
Mullen, John ______
Myers, Frederick ____
O'Donahue, Joseph ____
Oestericher, D. S.
Ryan. John _____...
Maxwell. Thomas H.___
Remley, George T. ___
Hardy, R. C. ______
McAleer. John _______
Schley. Charles C.
Anderson, F. T. ______
McGrath, John ______
Reiser, D. E. ______
Behr. John __.
Goode. Bernard ______
McQuade, M. ___-
Moise, H. C. _____-
Overstreet, John -
Pfienmeyer, Herman _
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Fox, Mary Mrs_
Bodell, Catherine Mrs
Peeples. Mary E. Mrs
Quinn, Catherine Mrsj
Johnson, Carrie Mrs_
Fesendorf, M. Mrs__
Fleming, Margaret MrsHall. J. M. Mrs______
Kelly, Mary A. Mrs__
O'Sullivan, Johanna Mrs1
Compton, Mary Mrs_
Fallen, Penelope Mrs
Hall, Mary Martha Mrs
Sheppard, Ann Mrs_._
Sexton, Sarah Mrs
Dasher, Sarah Mrs
Dowd, Bridget Mrs_
Hancock, Mary Mrs___
Mira, Jane E. Mrs__
McCaffery, Mrs__
Cooper, Eliza Mrs
Gibbes, Emma Mrs___
Greenlau. Eliza M. MrsPhillips, Maria N. Mrs
Galvin, Catherine MrsPurse. Elizabeth Miss
Siday. Sarah Ann Mrs
George, Susan E. MrsScott, A. A. Mrs_______
Brent, Mary Hall MrsGroves. Mary Mrs__
King. Elizabeth Mrs
Philbrick. R. Jennie Miss
Fennell, Annie Mrs-
Giller, Eliabeth Mrs__
Max. Flora Mrs________
Yearly, Louisa V. Mrs
Myers, Mary Mrs
Thompson. Georgia Mrs
Seidler. Eliabeth Mrs
Bonard, Augustus Mrs__
Bryan, Emily F. Mrs
Lacy, Bridget Mrs
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New, Julia Mrs______
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Colored Males
Handy, Isaiah _________
Spaulding. Jacob _______
Swanston, Edward _____
White. Abner _________
Williams. Sam _________
Butler. Richard ___
Green, Abner __________
Mallet. John __________
Middleton, Morris _____
Jones, James __________
Hooker, James H. ______
Drayton. James ________
Banks, Paul _________
Edward, Charles _______
Johnson, William ______
Milledge. Sandy _______
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Grant. Affie ___
Sturgess. Winne _______
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CAUSES OP DEATH
Georgia other than Savannah __________
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Virginia - ____._________
Florida - ________
Kentucky _
Alabama _
Maine - . _ Maryland _
Mississippi _ _ _
Ohio - --________._
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United States - ___________
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BACTERIOLOGISTS OFFICE
PREPARATION ROOM
FOUR VIEWS OF T It
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LABORATORY ROOM
LABORATORY ROOM
^CTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORY

MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 215
Report of City Bacteriologist
Savannah, Ga., January i, 1909.
Dr. W. F. Brunner, Health Officer and Secretary, Board of
Sanitary Commissioners, City of Savannah, Ga.:
Dear Doctor:
The report of the City Bacteriologist is herewith submitted, for the period from July i, 1908, to December 31,
1908.
The Bacteriologist of your Honorable Board, in accordance with instructions from the Health Officer, reported for
duty on the morning of July i, 1908. A preliminary survey
of the situation in regard to the establishment of the laboratory was made and a report prepared covering the items of
equipment and supplies. On recommendation of the Health
Officer, your Bacteriologist was granted a leave of absence
from the city by the Mayor, and proceeded to Baltimore,
Philadelphia and New York to secure specifications and estimates for apparatus and supplies. During this leave of
absence, visits were made to the Boards of Health .laboratories of the cities of Baltimore and New York, and many
valuable suggestions for equipment secured. Samples of
the required forms of apparatus were inspected, competitive
bids secured from a number of supply firms, and an order
for apparatus and supplies placed with the Arthur H.
Thomas Co., of Philadelphia. Special pieces of apparatus
were also secured from the Creamery Package Co., and
from E. H. Sargent & Co., both of Chicago. Available supplies were also secured locally.
Plans and specifications for wood work and plumbing
were prepared, and orders for this work placed with A. S.
Bacon & Son, and with the Kiernan Plumbing Co., of Savannah. The work of installing the laboratory tables, supply cases and plumbing was completed in September. The
larger part of the apparatus and supplies was delivered in
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August, but many important and special items of the equipment were not secured until the latter part of September.
On this account, it was not possible to begin the routine
work of the laboratory before the first of October. On that
date, a circular letter was sent to the physicians of Savannah announcing the opening of the laboratory, and stating
the conditions and limitations of the routine work. A copy
of this letter is made a part of this report.
Board of Sanitary Commissioners
Savannah, Ga., October i, 1908.
To the Physicians of Savannah:
The Board of Sanitary Commissioners wishes to announce the establishment of a Board of Health Laboratory,
for bacteriological, chemical, and pathological work, located
in a suite of rooms contiguous to those of the Health Officer,
on the third floor of the City Hall. This department is established by City Ordinance and will be supported by the
Board as an aid to the control of Public Health and for the
study of problems in sanitary science.
*
The rooms, including laboratory room, preparation
room, photographic dark room, and office, have been fitted
with the necessary furniture, including work tables, instrument cases, etc., and an extensive equipment of special apparatus and supplies has been secured. It is proposed,
as occasion arises, to add to this equipment until the laboratory is the equal of any City Board of Health Laboratory
in the United States.
The Laboratory is under the direction of Dr. V. H. Bassett, recently Resident Pathologist and Assistant Superintendent of the Milwaukee County Hospital.
The Laboratory places at the disposal of the physicians
of Savannah, free of charge, the following services, which
have a bearing upon the control of Public Health:
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT ai?
(1) Examination of throat cultures for diphtheria bacilli;
(2) Examination of blood for Widal Reaction in suspected cases of Typhoid Fever;
(3) Examination of blood for malarial parasites;
(4) Examination of sputum for tubercle bacilli;
(5) Examination of dogs for diagnosis of rabies;
(6) Examination of feces for ova of hookworm;
(7) Such special examinations of ice, water, and of
milk and other food used in Savannah, as shall be determined necessary by the Health Officer.
The work will be extended as indicated by the needs
of the community. Physicians are requested to communicate with the Department in regard to such special needs
and to refer requests for.all special examinations to the
Health Officer. For the present, examinations other than
those listed above, will not be undertaken except on special
order of the Health Officer.
The Laboratory has in stock special outfits for the securing of material for examination. Outfits may be secured
and material left for examination at any one of the following
stations:
(r) Huffs Pharmacy, 122 West Broad Street;
(2) Knight's Pharmacy, 102 East Oglethorpe Avenue;
(3) Solomons' Drug Store, 336 Bull Street;
(4) Kieffer's Drug Store, West Broad Street and Park
Avenue;
(5) Persse's Drug Store, 202 East Henry Street.
8________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________
Specimens left at the stations during the day will be
collected at 5 :oo p. m. Specimens may be left at the Laboratory until 6 :oo p. m. Diphtheria cultures, which require
prompt examination, may be left after office hours with the
City Bacteriologist, (address 122 East 39th Street; telephone Xo. 4024).
Outfits for the collection of specimens contain data
blanks which should be filled out in full by the attending
physician, and instructions for the collection of specimens.
Only those specimens collected in the outfits and in accordance with the accompanying instructions will be examined.
A complete system of keeping records has been installed;
all the data blanks filled out by physicians will be numbered,
catalogued and filed for reference. Reports of the examinations will be made by telephone, and later by mail, as^oon
as the daily examinations are completed.
Physicians are urged to make full and free use of the
laboratory within the limits above indicated, but are respectfully requested to use care in the proper selection of cases,
and especially in the collection of specimens for examination
in order that the department may be spared needless and
futile examinations, and have time for the prompt and complete examination of proper material.
The attention of physicians is respectfully called to the
following considerations:
(i) 'Many children suffering with sore throat are not
considered clinically to have diphtheria but, on bacteriological examination, a diagnosis of true diphtheria may be made.
On this account, a bacteriological examination must be
made of throat cultures from ALL SUSPICIOUS CASES,
including those of tonsilitis, croup, membraneous croup,
and the anginas of scarlet fever and other acute infections,
the physicians entering in each case the proper clinical
diagnosis on the data blank. Swabs should be secured and
cultures made only with the outfits supplied by the depart-
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 319
ment. In all cases with membrane, and in suspicious cases
with marked toxic symptoms or signs of laryngeal involvement, antitoxin should be given at once, without waiting
for the result of a bacteriological examination. The bacteriological examinations should be made, however, for the purpose of confirming the diagnosis. Quarantine will not be
removed until a negative culture has been taken from the
throat of the patient. Special slips, colored yellow, are used
for data blanks and reports of examinations made for control of quarantine.
The attention of physicians is further called to the value
of additional cultures made from the nasal cavities in the
diagnosis of diphtheria. In cases in which it is desired to
make cultures from both nose and throat, two outfits should
be secured from the culture station.
Recent reports made to the American Public Health
Association show that in a small percentage of atypical
cases, a diagnosis can be secured from reinoculation and reincubation of cultureS'which are suspicious, but not definitely positive. Such cases will usually be reported as suspicious and a further culture requested. All suspicious and
negative cultures will be subjected, after the first examination to reincubation and re-examination, and, in a small percentage of cases, a second report may be made of a positive
result, when the first report has not been positive.
(2) The value of the Widal reaction in the diagnosis
of typhoid fever justifies its use in all cases resembling
typhoid.
(3) In the diagnosis of malaria, care should be taken
to secure blood smears for examination before quinine is
administered, and during the period when the parasite is
most likely to be found in the peripheral blood, usually during, just after, or better, JUST BEFORE the supposed malarial chill. The administration of quinine may usually
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safely be delayed for a few days until a diagnosis has been
secured.
(4) The value of the examination of sputum for tubercle bacilli in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis is well
known. This examination will be made, without charge,
for all residents of Savannah. In return for this service,
physicians are urged to co-operate with the department in
preventing the spread of tuberculosis by education of patient and members of family in proper personal hygiene,
emphasizing especially the dangers of indiscriminate spitting and the necessity of disinfecting all infected material,
especially sputum.
(5) There is evidence that rabies is in general on the
increase. It is probably not, at this time, a common disease among dogs in this community. In many cases of supposed rabies, the diagnosis has been based on insufficient
data. In order to save patients, who have been bitten by
dogs, the worry and expense of taking the Pasteur treatment unnecessarily, except in undoubted cases, the following procedure should be observed in all suspected cases. IN
ALL INSTANCES, where possible, the dog considered to
be rabid should be secured alive and the department notified. The dog will be kept under observation and if death
occurs, the cause of death determined. Dogs with rabies
usually die in a few days with pathognomonic symptoms,
and observation of such a case usually allows an absolute
diagnosis, and furnishes indications for further procedure.
When the dog has been killed, or when it becomes absolutely necessary to kill the dog to prevent further danger
of infection, the body should be packed in ice and sent to
the department. A post-mortem examination will be made
and special examinations undertaken to secure diagnosis.
Injury to the brain and spinal cord should be avoided.
(6) The prevalence of Hook worm disease makes it
desirable that the examination of feces for ova of this para-
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT aai
site be included in the routine examinations. The department will on application, furnish outfits for the securing of
specimens.
(7) If physicians have reason to suspect contamination of ice, water, or of milk or other food used in Savannah,
they should make report to the Health Officer, who will order such inspections and laboratory examinations as are
indicated.
Physicians are requested to visit the laboratory and call
upon the Director of the laboratory for special help in laboratory methods and diagnosis. So far as this service bears
upon public health problems, and within the limits incident
to work of this kind, the facilities of the laboratory will be
available.
Physicians are cautioned against placing too much
stress upon negative reports in the consideration of differential diagnosis. Positive results are sometimes obtained
only after repeated and painstaking examinations. Care
and skill in securing material are large factors in successful
laboratory work. Active and intelligent co-operation of
physicians will, therefore, be necessary to insure good results.
GEO. W. TIEDEMAN,
Chairman.
W. F. BRUXXER, M. D.,
Health Officer.
V. H. BASSETT, M. D.,
City Bacteriologist.
To the present time, the laboratory has been open and
the services as detailed above available to the physicians of
Savannah, for the period of three months. During this
time, there have been made 405 laboratory examinations, as
follows:
323 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Examinations of sputum Oct. Nov. Dec.
Positive for the tubercle bacillus. .5 4 4
Negative for the tubercle bacillus .8 3 8
Examinations of urine
Positive for the tubercle bacillus.. 2
Negative for the tubercle bacillus. i
Widal examinations, typhoid fever
Positive ........................ I 5 2
Negative....................... 4 6 7
Blood cultures, typhoid fever
Positive ....................... o o
Negative....................... 3 3
Urine examinations, typhoid fever
Positive ....................... o
Negative ...................... 3
Examinations of throat cultures, diphtheria
For diagnosis, positive .......... 15 24 7
For diagnosis, negative ......... 6 20 13
For quarantine, positive ......... 16 12 i
For quarantine, negative ........ 7 29 6
Examinations of blood, for malarial parasites
Positive ....................... i o o
Negative ...................... 9 11 3
Examinations for animal parasites
Positive ....................... 4 3 o
Negative ...................... 4 5 4
Examinations of special specimens ... 3 2 10
Examinations of milk and other food
Chemical examinations.......... 3 4 ' 47
Bacteriological examinations .... 3 64
Totals . ........................ 89 137 179
Recapitulation
Total number of examinations for tuberculosis......... 35
Total number of examinations for typhoid fever........ 34
Total number of examinations for diphtheria........... 156
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Total number of examinations for malaria............. 24
Total number of examinations for animal parasites..... 20
Total number of special examinations................. 15
Total number of examinations milk, etc................ 121
Grand total .....................................405
The period of time covered is too short, and the number of examinations made too small, to warrant any discussion of these figures. It was considered of primary importance to develop for physicians the special examinations of
value in the diagnosis and control of the communicable diseases. The number of these examinations monthly has progressively increased, as the value of the work has been demonstrated. This increase will be gradual, until the maximum number of examinations needed for the population is
attained. The equipment for bacteriological work is quite
complete, including an autoclav, dry sterilizer, Arnold sterilizer, a large incubator, a small incubator, and the necessary
glassware and supplies. The incubators are provided with
Roux' metallic thermo-regulators, and with Koch's safety
burners, the connections under the incubator being metallic,
thus avoiding danger from fire.
The equipment for chemical analysis is less complete,
but is sufficient for present needs, including a large Babcock
centrifugal machine for the determination of fat in milk
and cream. The routine examination of milk was begun in
December, during which month in examinations were
made.
But one application has been made for the examination
of a dog for rabies, the result of the examination being negative. Special attention is called to the statement concerning this disease in dogs, and the method of procedure in
cases of danger from infection through dog bites, as outlined
in the letter to physicians. In very many cases, the evide ice
that dogs which have bitten human beings have rabies
(M. R. S. C.15)
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is slight or inconclusive. Hydrophobia is justly a dreaded
disease. To avoid the necessity of the person bitten taking
the Pasteur treatment, except in instances in which the diagnosis is definite, dogs suspected to be rabid should be confined and kept under observation. If it becomes necessary
to kill such suspected animals, the brain and spinal cord
should not be injured, and the dead animal should be sent
promptly to the laboratory for examination. Such examination will in most cases allow a definite diagnosis to be
made.
A number of examinations of medicolegal interest have
been made on order of the Health Officer. Physicians and
others desiring such examinations should report to the
Health Officer.
On request of the Chief of Police, examinations of nearbeer have been made to determine the character of beverages
of doubtful composition.
i
In order that physicians may easily collect pathological
material for examination, portable and convenient outfits
for that purpose have been prepared, accompanied by printed data blanks. These outfits can be secured by physicians
at the culture stations, as listed in the letter to physicians.
It is proposed also to place outfits in the hospitals of the
city. The following outfits are available:
(1) Outfit (box, sterile bottle and blank) for sputum
in cases of suspected pulmonary tuberculosis.
(2) Outfit (culture tube and sterile swabs) for making
throat cultures in cases of suspected diphtheria. Blanks are
furnished for diagnosis and for control of quarantine.
(3) Outfit (slide holder, slide, lancet and blank) for
the Widal examination of blood from cases of suspected typhoid fever.
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(4) Outfit (box, sterile vial and blank) for the examination of urine from cases of suspected typhoid fever.
(5) Outfit (culture tube and pipette, with lancet and
blank) for blood culture in cases of suspected typhoid fever.
(6) Outfit (flask of nutrient medium, sterile syringe,
blank, etc.) for blood cultures in cases of suspected typhoid
fever.
(7) Outfit (box, slides, lancet and blank) for blood examination for detection of parasites in cases of suspected
malarial infection.
(8) Outfit (box, sterile bottle, blank) for the collection
of feces and other material in cases of suspected infection
with animal parasites.
.(9) Outfit (box, sterile vial, blank) for the collection
of spinal fluid in cases of suspected cerebro-spinal fever.
(10) Outfit (box, culture tube, slide, swab, blank) for
examinations of exudate from the eye in cases of suspected
ophthalmia.
Other special outfits are furnished on application. Every endeavor has been made to secure convenient and practical outfits for the use of physicians, since it is considered
that such facilities will add to the total number of examinations made. The cost of such outfits is considerable, but
is a necessary part of the running expense.
Reports are made to physicians by telephone as soon
as the examinations are completed. Diphtheria cultures are
examined first and reported usually by 10 o'clock a. m.
Widal examinations and other laboratory tests for typhoid
fever are next made and reported usually by n o'clock a. m.
The examination of sputum and other material is then undertaken, the reports being made, usually by midday. Written reports, on suitable blanks, are also made to physicians
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to avoid the possibility of error. Every effort is made to secure accuracy in reports. Daily reports of all cases which
are required to be reported by law are made to the Health
Officer. A monthly statement, covering the work of each
period is made to the Board of Sanitary Commissioners.
The results of the laboratory examinations are entered
on the data blanks, which are numbered serially and filed
for reference. For the convenience of physicians, and for
ready reference to the results of the examinations, the data
blanks are also indexed alphabetically.
An inventory of apparatus and supplies, the property
of the city, has been made and entered on a card index. Additional apparatus and supplies, as purchased, are entered
on this index. An account of the number and character of
the outfits supplied to the Culture Stations and to physicians is also kept. Accounts are also kept of the supplies
used in the work of the laboratory, and of apparatus broken
or injured in the course of the routine work. Accounts of
incidental and other running expenses are kept, in the interest of economical administration, and to furnish a basis
for estimates.
The laboratory examination of the throats of convalescent diphtheria patients, to determine the length of time required for quarantine, has shortened the average time of
quarantine, and been of assistance in controlling sources of
infection, the danger of which could not be determined from
clinical considerations alone. But one negative culture has
been required for release of quarantine. It is respectfulJy
recommended, in accordance with the usual practice in the
cities of this country, in which municipal laboratories have
been established, that two consecutive negative cultures be
required for the release of quarantine, the first to be taken
by the attending physician, the second by an officer of the
Health Department. The incidence of a widespread epidemic of diphtheria soon after the opening of the schools in
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the fall indicates that the infection is spread through its
persistence, often unsuspected, in the throats of convalescents and of those who come in contact with them.
Certain- additions to the equipment should be made. A
large laboratory centrifuge is much needed. An additional
microscope is required. A photographic outfit has already
been secured and used in preparing records of inspections
and in making records of unusual pathological conditions.
A micro-photographic outfit could be used with advantage
in the scientific work of the laboratory. Certain additions
to the apparatus and supplies will be necessary yearly to
replace unavoidable wear and breakage, and to replace the
supplies used in the conduct of the routine work.
With the approval of the Health Officer, Miss Jane
Van De Vrede, formerly Laboratory Assistant in the Milwaukee County Hospital, has been appointed as assistant,
and has rendered skilled and faithful service in the conduct
of the routine work, and in the making and preservation
of records. A second assistant is needed to assist in the
preparation of the outfits, etc., and in the collection of specimens from the culture stations.
The thanks of the Bacteriologist are due the Health
Officer, and to the members of the Board of Sanitary Commissioners for their hearty and helpful interest in the building up of an efficient municipal laboratory; also to the
physicians of Savannah for their active and intelligent cooperation.
Respectfully submitted,
V. H. BASSETT, M. D.,
City Bacteriologist.

MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 229
Report oi City Physicians
Northern District
Savannah, Ga., January ist. 1909.
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah:
GentlemenThe following is a statistical report of the
work done by me as City Physician, Northern District, during the year 1908:
Patients sent to the Savannah Hospital.............. 61
Patients sent to St. Joseph's Hospital................ 74
Patients sent to Park View Hospital................ 52
Patients sent to Georgia Infirmary................... 67
Patients sent to Charity Hospital.................... 13
Number of Office Calls Received....................2954
Numbers of House Calls Paid.......................2220
Total number of Calls..........................5174
I wish to call your attention to the fact that at the present salary the average remuneration of the City Physician
per visit is under i^/l 2 cents, and ask you if you do not consider this an extremely small amount. With such an amount
as an inducement must not an unusual amount of conscientiousness be presupposed in the physician to expect of him
always his best work?
I wish also to bring before you that the houses in few
of the city lanes are regularly numbered and that as the
work of the City Physician calls him frequently to visit
these lanes, time would be saved to him and the patient
and work facilitated if these numbers could be fixed by the
city. The residents of these houses have in many cases
marked numbers such as best suited them on their doors.
As an instance, No. 7 Liberty Lane East is between Price
and East Broad; No. 50 Liberty Lane East between Price
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
and Habersham. Over an hour was consumed in an effort
to find Xo. 50, and if the call had come at night it would
have been impossible to find the house as the marking was
very indistinct. The patient was a child very sick with
pneumonia and required immediate attention.
I have endeavored to do my work during the past year
to the best of my ability and I hope that it will be found
satisfactory.
Very respectfully,
LAWRENCE LEE, M. D.
City Physician, Northern District.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 331
Eastern District
Savannah, Ga., January ist, 1909.
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor, City of Savannah:
SirI have the honor of submitting my report as City
Physician of the Eastern District for the year ending December 3ist, 1908, the following being a tabulated report
city poor attended:
January . ........
February . .......
March . .........
April . ..........
May . ...........
June . ..........
July . ...........
August . ........
September . .....
October . .......
November . .....
December . ......
Total . ..........
II
oo183 178
172
168
162
107
142
155
152
137
139
131
1726
its
2
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24.3
_O-_ 187
205
191
170
159
161
184
168
177
129
169
2143
tn
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O to (S
o~ 342
302
302
304
298
223
263
287
285
fypjt 254
224
247
3331
Georgia Infirmary
5
I
4
2
7
3
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2
5
2
5
4
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Very respectfully,
J. H. BUGG, M. D.
City Physician, Eastern District.
333 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Western District
Savannah, Ga., January ist, 1909.
Hon. George \V. Tiedeman, Mayor of City of Savannah:
Dear SirI herewith respectfully submit my report as
City Physician of the Western District for the year ending
December 3ist, 1908.
Respectfully submitted,
P. E. LOVE, M. D.
January . ........
February . ......
March . .........
April . ..........
May . ...........
June . ...........
July. ...........
August . ........
September . , . . . .
October . ........
November . .....
December . ......
Total . ..........
Patient Number Treated Monthl
306
481
148
282 142 o *^
222
268
O./" 158
401
223 297 3783
Number House Visits Monthly
2O <? J
199
144
217
I25
179
189
173
163
2263
Oc
121
181
162
140
150
104
109
183
06
140
82
no
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5
15
10
5
10
8
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8
9
7
8
98
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4
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4
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MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 933
Report oi the City Dispensary
Savannah, Ga., January 6, 1909.
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor, City:
My Dear SirI hand you herewith my report as Keeper
Dispensary for the year 1908. The appropriation is a little
overdrawn on acount of such a large percentage of the prescriptions being for expensive as well as large quantities of
medicine. Then, too, we have on hand a little more
stock than we found here. I would like to mention
some very much needed improvements both in regard
to supplies and appearance. The supply table evidently has had no alteration for a good many years
as it is a great deal behind the times. My idea
is not to add all of the new preparations, but there are any
number of good substantial remedies that we could have together with those I could make as well as not with little or
no additional cost. I would be pleased to take the matter
up with the committee at some early date, at which time we
could decide on the changes and additions thought advisable.
With the expenditure of a small amount we can make
the place look a good deal more presentable.
Very truly yours,
F. B. DURHAM, Keeper Dispensary.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Number of Prescriptions Filled Each Month.
White. Colored. Total
January . .................. 476 1318 1704
February . ................ 414 1117 1531
March . ................... 436 1209 1645
April . .................... 279 1219 1498
May ...................... 256 1290 1546
June . ..................... 410 1057 1467
July . ..................... 467 954 1421
August . .................. 609 1029 1638
September. ............... 568 1120 1688
October .................. 575 979 1554
November . ............... 438 895 * 1333
December . ................ 463 964 1427
539i WSi l
Total18,542.
This includes supplies for police barracks, city physicians, and the various charitable institutions of the city.
Amount of expenditures, $4,997.41.
Respectfully submitted,
F. B. DURHAM, Keeper Dispensary.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 335
Report of Inspector of Plumbing
Savannah, Ga., January 1st, 1909.
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor, City of Savannah, Ga.:
SirHerewith I have the honor to submit to you my
report for the year ending December 3ist, 1908.
Besides attending to the duties of my office I have also
performed those formerly looked after by the Sewer Inspectors. This saves to the city the sum of $1,560.00 per annum.
During the year 1908 I inspected many cases of defective plumbing. Where found it was ordered to be abandoned, altered or repaired. In such cases I served notice on
the responsible persons, making re-inspections until the
plumbing was made to conform to the plumbing ordinance.
During the past year I have made inspections of various
kinds pertaining to plumbing and sewerage, the total number being eighteen hundred and ten. This shows a decrease
of twenty-one inspections as against the year preceding.
The fees collected for the year 1908 amounted to $688.00,
a decrease of $28.50 as compared with the year 1907.
Statement of Work Done and Fees Collected, 1908.
Number of fixtures inspected . ...................... 1,376
Number of sewers inspected . ....................... 164
Inspections made for Health Department............ 172
Inspections for property owners (no fee charged)..... 98
Total inspections .................................. 1,810
Fees collected for year, 1908...................... .$688.00
.
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Financial Statement.
Amount appropriated, 1908 . ................... .$2,655.00
Amount expended, 1908 . ....................... 2,133.30
Balance . ..................................... $521.70
In conclusion I wish to thank your Honor and the Committee on Public Health for the many favors extended to me
during the year just ended.
Very respectfully,
A. ROBIDER,
Inspector of Plumbing.
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
PARK AND TREE COMMISSION
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE TEAR
ENDING
December 31, 19O8
P. D. BAFFIN
CHAIRMAN
338 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
PARK AND TREE COMMISSION.
CHARLES S. ELLIS..... .Term Expires January ist, 1910
PHILIP D. DAFFIN..... .Term Expires January ist, 1912
ISAIAH A. SOLOMONS. .Term Expires January ist, 1912
GEORGE J. BALDWIN.. .Term Expires January ist, 1914
S. E. THEUS.............Term Expires January ist, 1914
' Chairman,
PHILIP D. DAFFIN.
Vice-Chairman,
CHARLES S. ELLIS.
Secretary,
, ISAIAH A. SOLOMONS.
Clerk,
WILLIAM H. ROBERTSON.
Foreman.
JAMES B. WISE.
Florist,
FRANZ SCHWALBE.
Keeper Laurel Grove Cemetery (White Portion).
A. B. LaROCHE.
Keeper Bonaventure Cemetery (White's,
B. C. THORPE.
Keeper Laurel Grove Cemetery (Colored Portion),
HENRY WILLIS.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 339
Report oi the Park and Tree Commission
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 1, 1909
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor, City:
Sir:In accordance with Section 6 of an Act of the
Legislature of the State of Georgia, approved November
30th, 1895, to create and organize a Park and Tree Commission for the City of Savannah, the Commissioners have the
honor to submit this report of their doings for the past year:
Our Public Grounds
Acres.
Forsyth . ........................................ 10.
Forsyth Extension . .............................. 21.
Colonial Park . ................................... 6.6
Twenty-five Squares . ............................ 21.8
Oglethorpe Green ................................ 3.44
Liberty Street Green . ............................ 2.18
Dasher Park ..................................... .2
Thomas Park .................................... 2.
Wells Square .................................... 1.4
Emmet Park . ................................... 4.75
Myers Park ..................................... 1.56
Cann Park ...................................... 2.18
Dixon Park ..........:.......................... 1.29
Grayson Park . .................................. 1.75
Baffin Park ..................................... 80.40
Park in Dixon Ward (not named).................. 2.17
Park in Grayson Ward (not named)................ 2.78
Park in Watson Ward (not named)................ 1.29
Total .....:...............................166.79
Total area of Parks and Squares................... 166.79
Laurel Grove Cemetery (White, 57.1; Colored, 60.8) .117.9
Bonaventure Cemetery . .......................... 91.22
Total area of our Public Grounds............375.91
<M. R. C. S.16
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FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Parks and Squares
There has been appropriated during the year.... .$12,000.00
There has been expended...................... 13,780.62
Budget being overdrawn . ..................... $1,780.62
Parks and Squares (Tree Planting)
There has been appropriated during the year..... $2,000.00
There has been expended...................... 2,106.45
Budget being overdrawn....................... $ 106.45
Parks and Squares (Special Appropriation Baffin Park)
There was appropriated . ...................... $4,000.00
There was expended . ......................... 3,985.22
Balance unexpended . ......................... $ 14.78
Parks and Squares (Special Appropriation for Repairing
Vaults and Tombs in Colonial Park)
Appropriated January 29th, 1908 . .............. $500.00
There was expended . ......................... 502.54
Appropriation overdrawn . .................... $ 2.54
Parks and Squares (Special Appropriation Grayson Park)
Appropriation . .............................. $75.00
There was expended . ......................... 73.06
Balance unexpended . ......................... $ 1.94
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Laurel Grove Cemetery
There has been appropriated during the year..... .$5,500.00
There has been expended....................... 5,890.60
Budget being overdrawn........................ $390.60
Laurel Grove Cemetery (Sale of Lots Acct. White)
Received from sale of lots . .................... .$1,034.60
Transferred from sale of lots colored............. 182.01
$1,216.61
There was expended . .......................... 1,141.66
Balance unexpended . .......................... $74.95
Laurel Grove Cemetery (Sale of Lots Acct Colored)
Received from sale of lots....................... $264.00
There has been expended....................... $ 81.99
Transferred to sale of lots acct. white............ 182.01
$264.00
Bonaventure Cemetery
January 1st, 1908, appropriation . .............. .$1,000.00
Received from sale of lots...............:...... 2,351.80
Received from burial fees . ..................... 510.50
Received from care of lots, water rents and miscellaneous work . .......................... 3,520.92
Total amount received . ....................... .$7,383.22
Expended for payrolls . ........................ .$6,467.06
Expended for incidentals . ...................... 932.91
$7,399.97
Total amount received . ....................... .$7,383.22
Total amount expended . ........................ 7,399.97
Overdraft. ................................... $16.75
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Daffin Park Rent Fund
Cash balance on hand January 1st, 1908............ $ 76.20
Received from rents . .......................... 165.50
$241.70
Expended as per vouchers on file................. 224.92
Cash balance on hand January 1st, 1909............ $16.78
Trust Fund for the Care of the Mary E. Williams Lot in
Laurel Grove Cemetery
Cash balance on hand January 1st, 1908............ $ 3.45
Received from City Treasurer, July 14th, 1908..... 11.25
$14.70
Paid William Hall July 14th, 1908, as per vouchers
on file . ................................... 12.00
Cash balance on hand January 1st, 1909............ $ 2.70
Forsyth Park, Colonial Park and Bull Street Squares
Forsyth Park
I
The usual routine work has been kept up, hedge extended around the Parks, grass plat planted on Drayton
Street and extended along the Park Extension. Tropical
plants bedded as usual and returned to greenhouse in the
fall, which now contains upward of fifteen thousand plants,
palms, ferns, tropical plants. About two thousand plants
raised in our greenhouse have been permanently placed in
Forsyth Park. Attention is again called to the crowded
state of the greenhouse and the necessity for more room as
our work is increased.
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Bonaventure Cemetery
In consequence of the small appropriation by Council,
$1,000, it was impossible to do anything in the way of improvement until the Commission was allowed to expend the
revenues of the cemetery, arising from the sale of and care
of lots, burial fees and other sources.
A new plan of the Cemetery, embodying the ideas of the
Commission, was made by the City Engineer and adopted
by Council as the official plan. Work was begun in accordance with said plan. The portion of the new purchase
set aside by Council for our Hebrew citizens, has been
cleared of objectionable trees and undergrowth, avenues
and streets opened, and is now ready for sale. The avenues
of the Cemetery have been named. The Grand Central avenue called Tattnall; the other avenues taking the names
of our native treesLive Oak, Magnolia, Palmetto, etc.
The cross streets alphabetically in each section. The main
avenues have been grassed on each side, the old tool house
in the heart of the Cemetery has been repaired and painted,
and being prepared for a ladies' waiting roomsomething
which has always been needed. The surrounding circle
has been grassed, a hedge of Cherokee roses started on the
outer rim, yellow jessamine planted, and a bed of white
roses set in the midst of the green. This spot is now a
beauty spot instead of a blur and an eyesore.
The plat around the old water tank has also been beautified, and grass and shrubs planted around it. The wash
ing away of the river bank has been arrested by using the
brush cut away in clearing up the land, as mattresses,
which are kept in place by the sand washed up by the river.
But this is only temporary, and we urgently advise that
steps be taken by the city government to permanently protect this, its property, from serious encroachment and possible ruin. The general government should protect this
344 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
property as it is being threatened continually by .the action
of a navigable water course.
Various other improvements have been made and a
number of others are pressing.upon us. Among other things
necessary to be done, water mains should be extended to the
Hebrew and other new portions of the Cemetery. Trees
should be planted to shade the new avenues and to keep the
grass on the lots and streets green and growing.
Further Clearing Up of Lots AdvisableThere is not a
single lot open for sale on the water front, outside of the
Hebrew portion. The avenues should be graveled for carriage ways and the sidewalks made comfortable for pedestrians. For years storm after storm has broken and maimed
the noble oaks, which are the beauty and strength of the
Cemetery, and little or nothing has been done to stop the
ravages of the weather, or to restore the lost strength and
beauty of the trees; not even the dead wood has been removed. This should be done and done at once.
Other improvements needed are a keeper's house in
some other portion of the Cemetery. The present location
of the house is in the way of the main entrance, which
should be built up as provided in the official plan. In the
meanwhile, until another house has been provided, the present dwelling is out of repair and should be made comfortable for the keeper and his family.
A convenient morgue and chapel or lodge for funeral
services, such as are provided at all first-class cemeteries
demand our attention also.
Nature has made Bonaventure the place for an ideal
Cemetery. It can be made the most beautiful in this country, possibly in the world. Its income is growing and will
continue to grow, as it becomes more attractive, and if this
income is devoted to its developments, there will be no
trouble in making these improvements in time.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 345
I take pleasure in heartily approving the continuous
good work of Keeper B. C. Thorpe, who has been faithful,
courteous and attentive during the year, except for one
month when he was in the hospital with a serious illness.
During this time and for some time after, Mr. Franz
Schwalbe, in addition to his own work, attended to Mr.
Thorpe's outdoor work. It is largely to Mr. Schwalbe's
careful and artistic efforts that the beautiful effects of the
grassy avenues are due.
Wells Square, Thomas Place and Dasher Park
The general routine work in these Parks has been
carried on the past year as usual. Although we have re-
quested an appropriation several times for the laying of artificial stone walks in Thomas Place, and although an appropriation was made in 1907, but never made available for this
work, we must still impress upon Council the absolute necessity of laying the artificial stone walks in this Park, as
the present walks are now worn out and it would indeed be
a waste of money to lay them with the same material used
formerly.
The cost of laying artificial stone walks in this Park
would be approximately $1,000.00.
Squares East and West of Bull Street and North of Gaston
Street
The Squares have received attention as usual the past
year. In Johnson Square we have removed the Spanish
Bayonets (Yucca), they having served the purpose for
which they were planted, that is, to prevent pedestrians
from cutting across the corners of the grass plats. We are
now making beds which will be planted with Hydrangea
Paniculata and variegated Altheas, and they in time will
make this spot an attractive one.
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The Strand
That portion of the Strand which was improved some
time ago has been kept in good condition the past year.
The portion of the Strand situated between Drayton
and Abercorn Streets has been improved to correspond with
those portions lying directly east and west of the City Hall.
We wish to call your attention to the fact that the citizens who own property along the Strand lying between
Drayton and Abercorn Streets, and the occupants of the
buildings facing same, are subscribing to a fund for the further beautification of this portion of the Strand.
We beg to urge City Council to allow the Park and
Tree Commission to continue the improvement of the
Strand by giving them an appropriation with which to beautify the three blocks, which are now unimproved, one block
lying between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets, and two
blocks lying between Whitaker and Jefferson Streets.
Many of our citizens owning property along the unimproved portions of the Strand are anxious that some improvements be made at an early date and we ask that
Council accede to their request and provide the necessary
funds to do the work.
We beg to call Council's attention to a retaining wall,
which adjoins Factors walk, at right angles to main wall,
between the City Hall and the Cotton Exchange, and we
think if this wall could be removed and street graded that
it would add much to the appearance of the Strand.
Myers and Cann Parks
We have called Council's attention repeatedly to the
fact that these Parks have not been curbed and we most
earnestly ask that Council will not let another year pass
without having these Parks curbed.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 347
We also urge Council to make an appropriation at once
for the beautification of.the said Parks.
Grayson and Dixon Parks
We have planted trees in and around these Parks during the past year. Walks have been laid out and we urge
that Council have the same paved with artificial stone as it is
an absolute necessity to the residents of that section. The
cost would indeed be small compared with the results attained, requrring about $2,000.00 to lay the said walks in
the two Parks.
In Grayson Park we have placed a fountain, which was
a gift from Mr. E. A. Cutts, and it adds very much to the
attractiveness and appearance of this Park.
Grass Plats
We have requested Council for the past several years
for an appropriation with which to improve the grass plats
throughout our entire city, but Council has not seen fit to
make an appropriation for this work, and we have, therefore, been unable to make what we consider a most necessary improvement. We have, however, made some slight
improvements in some sections of the city out of the regular
appropriation, but the appropriation was not sufficient to
enable us to do a great deal, and %ve urge Council to make a
special appropriation for this work so that it can be done
at once, and not be dragged out a little bit at a time.
These plats are very unsightly and many of them are
eyesores and some of them hold much water during the
rainy seasons, and they should be improved from a sanitary
standpoint, if not from one of beauty. .
Trees
The Commission have been drawing trees from the outlying country around Savannah for the past twelve years,
and the varieties of trees which we use for street planting
248 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
are becoming scarcer and scarcer each year, and we have
to go further and further for them and the cost greater and
greater.
We beg to call Council's attention to the need of more
shade trees in our city, but we are unable to do the necessary
planting owing to the small appropriation which has been
given us for this work, and also that these appropriations
are not made available at once as they should be, and owing
to the shortness of the tree planting season it is necessary
that we utilize every minute of the time and we hope in
future that your honorable body will bear this in mind and
make the appropriation immediately available.
The people and the press seem to appreciate the efforts
which the Park and Tree Commission have made and are
making to plant our entire city in shade trees, but realize
the difficulties under which the Commission is working and
have written editorials to that effect, all of which have met
with the hearty approval of the Chairman.
During the past year we have planted trees amounting
to 1845 and the following will show the varieties and number of each:
Trees Planted
Hackberry . ....................... 470
Live Oak . ........................ 357
Sweet Gum . ...................... 322
Ironwood . ........................ 149
Dogwood . ........................ 142
Green Ash . ....................... 118
White Oak .... ................. 81
Magnolia . ........................ 50
Lagerstremia . .................... 41
Red Bud .......................... 31
Crab Apple . ...................... 27
Palmetto . ........................ 27
____MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________349
Sugarberry . ...................... 9
Lombardy Poplar . ................ 8
Flowering Pomegranate ............ 7
Maple . ........................... 2
Sycamore . ........................ 2
Willow ........................... 1
Chinaberrv . ...................... I
1845
Trimming Trees
During the past year we have done much trimming of
trees, but were unable, through lack of funds, to give all
of them the necessary attention, but hope that we will be
able to accomplish better results the coming year.
There are many trees which should have the decayed
parts removed and the trees treated, but as this treatment
costs considerable money and as no appropriation has been
made for the work, we are, therefore, unable to give the
trees the attention which they require.
Removal of Trees
During the year we have removed 158 dead trees. The
following will show the varieties and number of each:
Dead Trees Removed
Elm . ............................. 21
Sycamore . ..........................34
Water Oak . ........................ 29
Mulberry . ......................... 25
Chinaberrv . ....................... 21
Sweet Gum . ....................... 6
Red Maple ......................... 4
Willow ............................ 4
Poplar . ........................... 3
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Cherry . ...... . .................... 2
Black Locust ....................... 2
Ash ............................... 1
Sugar Maple . ...................... 1
Lombardy Poplar . .................. 1
Cox Elder . ........................ 1
Live Oak . ......................... 1
Magnolia .......................... 1
Hackberrv . ........................ 1
158
There are many trees which are very dangerous and
should be removed during the coming year.
The most prominent variety of these is the Water Oak,
which have lived out their usefulness, and their decline and
decay is very marked. Realizing that the death of these trees
is but a question of a short time, we have planted young
trees to take their place.
The cost of removing trees is no small item and we .ask
that Council give this matter their attention when the budget is being made up.
Tree Nursery
We have not been able to accomplish much work in the
Tree Xursery during the past year because of the lack of
funds. We will, however, be able to draw from it for planting in our parks this year.
Emmet Park
This Park has been planted in Rye Grass the past year
and presents a most beautiful and pleasing appearance.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________351
Colonial Park
The Chairman had a meeting with Mrs. J. J. Wilder,
Mrs. S. B. C. Morgan and Miss Eugenia Johnson, a committee from the Colonial Dames, relative to the further improvement of this park and they offered some suggestions
which were very good, and they will probably be carried out
by the Commission.
Vaults in Colonial Park
We beg to report that during the year the Commission
had the vaults in this park repaired as far as could be done
with the appropriation of $500.00 allowed us by Council.
There is still some work which we think is really necessary and should be done at an early date.
Baffin Park
During the latter part of the year the central mall in
this park was graded to a width of 215 feet and a length
of about 1,800 feet, at a cost of $4,541.94, and four rows of
Jive oak trees were planted straight through, but the two
outside rows of trees of the mall could not be planted continuous as the grading had not been done for that purpose.
We have planted in this mall 156 live oak trees, which
were brought from Ossabavv Island by tug and lighter at a
cost of about $4.00 per tree. This seems high, but it shows
conclusively what we are coming to in regard to getting
trees. The cost of the trees themselves was but twenty
cents each, but the cost of handling made the total cost very
great.
We have called Council's attention to the fact that the
buildings on Daffin Park are not contemplated in the plan
of improvement and we have urged Council to dispose of
them at once as they are no longer of value to the park, and
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
are depreciating in value every day because of decay and
other causes, and then the danger of being destroyed by fire
at any time is very great, and we hope that Council will act
upon this matter at once.
Since work has begun on this park, we trust that neither
Council or the County Commissioners will let it stop, but
\vill aid us in every way in the prosecution of its improvement.
Laurel Grove Cemetery
We have paved the entrance roadway and one roadway
through the Hebrew section 1,500 feet long, and one through
the new section about 800 feet long, and same are of much
benefit to the people who visit this cemetery.
We regret exceedingly that Council should have taken
away the sale of lots money as there was much improvement which we hoped to make during the coming year.
The iron fence on Magnolia street has rusted down and
we have had concrete posts made and the said fence will
be erected in the very near future.
The greenhouse in this cemetery was entirely rebuilt
the past year and is now in splendid condition. It now contains a large, beautiful and healthy stock of plants, which
are used for the beautification of the cemetery during the
Spring and Summer months.
We beg to call your attention to the fact that the city
bond of the value of $300.00, which the city accepted in trust
for the perpetual care of the Mary E. Williams lot in Laurel
Grove Cemetery, the interest from the said bond being used
to keep the said lot. will expire during February, 1909, and
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________353
we respectfully call your attention to this fact so that your
honorable body may take such steps as it sees fit regarding
the placing of the money which will be available at the expiration of the said bond.
Laurel Grove CemeteryColored Portion
The work in this cemetery has progressed very satisfactorily the past year.
We beg to call Council's attention to the fact that the
land for burial purposes in this cemetery is exhausted and
there is need for additional land at once, and we, therefore,
urge Council to take steps immediately towards acquiring
more land for the burial of the negro dead.
The city owns the tract of land adjoining this cemetery
on the south, and it being high, makes it especially well
adapted for the use of a burial ground.
The building containing the keeper's office and the
waiting and tool room has been put in thorough repair and
painted.
I attach to this report the Mortuary Statistics of the
keepers of Laurel Grove and Bonaventure Cemeteries.
Yours respectfully,
P. D. BAFFIN, Chairman.
354 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Mortuary Report of Laurel Grove Cemetery for 1908
White Colored
March . ........
April . ..........
Mav . ..........
July . ..........
September . ....
October . .......
Grand Total ....
C
(f.
c:
c
76
?4
70
16
?4
76
7f)
70
25
11
7.6
18
256
V fc.
f.
sl
ll*p ts
o S
7
1
5
1
8
3
3
4
4
71
40
Other Interments
6
7
6
3
4
5
7.
8
2
7
55
"3
I
1O
3?
31
35
33
78
76
33
17
30
77
351
Hi *c
s
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1-
8
5
6
7
6
5
6
4
55
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V
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45
TO
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74
55
47,
57
50
38
57
635
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15
14
14
13
11
11
13
15
13
15
70
15
169
Other Interments
4
6
7
4
6
4
8
7,
8
5
7
63
j
"3 .
o
64
84
60
76
70
63
77,
78
67
63
7P
867
Total Interments Cemeter inBoth
ies
103
116
91
126
103
91
98
111
84
93
106
1218
Burial Fees (white)................... .$1,644.00
Respectfully,
A. B. LaROCHE, Keeper.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT ass
Mortuary Report of Bonaventure Cemetery(White)
January ist, 1908 to January ist, 1909.
May . .............
July . .............
October . .........
December . .......
Deaths
in City
5 -
3
7
7
^
6
4
8
3
Stillborn
and
Premature
Births
i
Other
Interments
3'2
I
I
2
|
I
I
Total
8
5
9
4
8
4
8
4
3
4
Grand Total . 54 i
Respectfully,
B. C. THORPE, Keeper.
(M. R. S. C.-i7)

MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Report oi Clerk ol the Market
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor.
Dear Sir:I herewith submit my report as Clerk of the
Market, for the year of 1908 :
Butchers _ ____________$4,780.00
Fish _ _______________ 2,100.00
Poultry _ _____________ 682.00
Vegetables _ ____________ 750.00
Bakers _ _____________- 233.00
Crab, Shrimp, etc. _ 180.00
Basement Vaults _ ________ 144.00
Misc. Collections ________- 396.00
Country Carts, Outside Stands_ 1,667.40
Grand Total ______-____$10,932.40
This report shows a slight increase over the collections
for the market for last year. The outside collections showing an increase on account of good seasons; the butchers'
account shows an increase on account of the stalls being
regularly rented. The relations between the Market Clerk
and the public at large have been pleasant. Especial thanks
are due to Mr. M. J. Kavanaugh, the Chairman of the Market Committee, who has rendered valuable services, and
complete co-operation in every detail.
Respectfully submitted,
GEO. T. DUNHAM,
Clerk of the Market.

_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________359
Annual Report of the Harbor Master
Savannah, Ga., January 2, 1909.
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor:
Dear SirI hand you herewith a tabulated statement
showing the number of vessels arriving at this port during
the year 1908, together with their net tonnage, as also the
amount of harbor fees collected. There were also a number
of inland steamers and small local coastwise vessels handled
which are not included in this statement.
During the year valuable assistance has been rendered
me in handling and docking these vessels by the merchants,
ship agents, pilots, towboat company and custom house employees, and also by the Southern Bell Telephone operator
at Tybee, who is very prompt in giving information as to
incoming vessels as they enter the harbor at Tybee, all of
which is duly appreciated.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN CARR, Harbor Master.
Foreign Steamers Arriving at Savannah During Year, 1908,
Giving Number According to Nationality.
No. Tons.
British . .................... 165 351,170
German . .................. 22 56,212
Austrian . ................. 16 39,729
Dutch ..................... 12 23,492
Italian . .................... 7 16,078
Norwegian . ............... 7 14,338
Danish .. J ................. 5 8,399
Swedish ................... 2 2,568
Belgian . ................... i 2,267
Spanish . .................. i 2,198
Russian .................... i
Total . ....................239 518,306
I
Vessels Arriving at Savannah, Showing Net Tonnage and Harbor Fees Collected During
the Year of 1908.
MONTH
January . .
February . March . ..
April . ...
May . ....
June . ....
July .....
August . .
September
October .
November
December .
Total . . T.
American
Steamers
Foreign
Steamers
I
A 97.740
94-544
103,547
94,088
06.875
08,631
82,209
00,391
103,824
108,216
110,291
101,416
54,073
33,365
38,581
32,888
34,423
31,437
13,330
30,076
61,185
69,479
68,426
American
Sail
n
c
B
O
7,216
6,404
8,620
8,939
9,565
10,894
8,933
7,778
7,993
13,669
11,868
10,1381
Foreign
Sail
rt
C
I
1,116
495
494.00
394-10
452.00
365.00
4ii.oo
354-00
269.00
363.00
568.26
617.60
638.99
__..-.__ __ _ ^ ^ _ _ _ __ _ _ 506.40
[499 11.182,672239 I 5i8,3Q6|i86'T 112.017! 5 I 3,326! "12 | .27979! n | i'8,686]$5,433.35
695
1,020
"ftlgs
a
c
J
295
279
279
500
126
250
250
250
250
250
250
Oil Barges
V
tt
n
B
B
O
3,044
3,044
2,804
2,784
I.4O2
1,402
1,402
1,402
1,402
O
e
738 steamers, 1,700,978 tons; 191 sailing vessels, 115.343 tons; 12 ttigs, 2,979 tons; n
barges, 18,686 tons; making a grand total of 952 vessels with 1,837,986 net tons.
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ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
CITY ATTORNEY
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE TEAR
ENDING
December 31, 19OS
SAM'L B. ADAMS
CITT ATTORNEY

MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT a63
Report of the City Attorney
Jan. ist, 1909.
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor:
Dear SirI beg to submit this, my report as City Attorney, for the year 1908.
As to the suits to which the city is a party, on hand at
the date of my last report, I beg to report as follows:
I. The claim of the city against H- F. Lubs and H.
F. Kuck, as sureties on the bond of a former keeper of
Laurel Grove Cemetery, for the sum of $805.50, has not been
finally disposed of. Since my last report a demurrer has
been heard to the pleading, which I think is good as to a
part of the claim, but the case has not been finally concluded.
2. The case of A. R. Stewart against the Savannah
Contracting Company and other defendants, including the
city, is still pending in the United States Circuit Court. I
do not see how the city can be held responsible to the plaintiff in any way, and I do not anticipate any danger of liability so far as the city is concerned, but there has been no
final disposition of the matter.
3. The case of Charlotte Brown against the Mayor
and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, this being an action
for damages, in which the plaintiff claimed against the city
damages in the sum of $1,000.00 for alleged personal injuries, was on hand at the date of my last report, but was overlooked. It has since been tried on demurrer. The demurrer has been sustained and the case dismissed, which finally
disposes of the case.
4. The suit for injunction by Lines and Hardeman, involving the right of the city to charge the plaintiffs a tax
264 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
of 8300-00, required of money lenders and money brokers,
was, at the date of my last report, pending in the Supreme
Court of the State on their appeal. Since the report the
Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of Judge Cann, and
thus finally disposed of the case in favor of the city and by
a decision which establishes the right to make the charge.
5- The certiorari case of A. Simon, this being an appeal from the Police Court, as to three fines of $100.00 each
assessed against him, was, at the date of my last report,
pending on appeal to the Court of Appeals from the decision
of the Judge of the Superior Court in favor of the city dismissing the certiorari. This decision has been since affirmed and the three fines collected with interest.
6. The case of Mrs. Malvina McLane, brought in
Chatham Superior Court, this being an action for damages,
has, since my last report, been compromised and settled,
and the case thus disposed of.
7. The case of James A- Burke, by next friend, also
noticed in my last report, was, on a contention of the city,
dismissed, but the case has been since renewed and is now
pending in the City Court.
8. The case of Mrs. Annie Kiley, as to which it is
stated in my last report that she had recovered a verdict in
the sum of $750.00, and a motion for a new trial was pending, has been since finally settled. She sued for $5,000.00.
I made a motion for a new trial, which was overruled. I
took the case to the Court of Appeals, which affirmed the
decision of the lower court, and the verdict recovered has
been paid.
9. The small suit brought by J- H. Bonnell against the
city, pending in a Justice's Court, has been since dismissed.
During the past year certioraries from the Superior
Court, in the cases of Schroeder and Kolman, involving the
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 365
validity of the ordinance, commonly known as the "Blind
Tiger Ordinance," which undertakes to punish in' the Police
Court, the keeping of intoxicating liquors for the purpose of
illegal sale, has been heard and determined in favor of the
city and the validity of the ordinance. Certiorari was taken
from the Police Court to the Superior Court. The decision
of Judge Charlton was in favor of the city and this decision
was affirmed by the Appellate Court. This made collectible
a number of judgments which were held up awaiting the
decision in the test case, as to which you are advised.
The case of W- D. Cooper, agent for the Armour Packing Co., involving a tax on agents of packing houses, was
heard by the the Judge of the Superior Court under motion
for an interlocutory injunction, and the decision was adverse to the city. I took the case to the Supreme Court,
and the judgment of the court below was affirmed, but, as
I understand the case, it was affirmed upon the ground that
there was sufficient evidence to warrant the finding that the
plaintiff was personally charged with the tax, and that,
therefore, it was, as to him, excessive. Not regarding this
decision as final, I shall have the case heard under the
facts, and shall continue to claim that there is a liability.
The case of the Atlantic Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.,
also brought since my last report, has been heard and the
demurrer of the city to the petition has been sustained by
the Judge of the Superior Court and the case is now pending
on appeal in the Supreme Court, it having been argued there
some months ago, but not yet determined. This case involves the validity of the tax of $600-00 "against telephone
or telegraph companies or exchanges for business done exclusively within the city of Savannah, and not including
any done to or from points without the State and not including any business done for the Government of the United
States, its officers or agents." Judge Charlton held that the
tax was a valid one, but, as I say, the case is now pending
in the Supreme Court.
a66_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Henry M. Bergen has brought, in the City Court of Savannah, a suit against the city and the Savannah Electric
Company claiming damages in the sum of $15,000.00 because of injuries alleged to have been received on the corner
of Thirty-eighth and Montgomery streets, by reason of the
fact that the tracks of the Electric Company were above
grade and the street was permitted to get into bad condition,
the plaintiff claiming that by the sudden and violent jolting
of the wagon in which he was being transported, he was
thrown out and badly hurt. This case is now pending.
J. V. Dadin has brought against the city a suit in the
City Court of Savannah claiming damages in the sum of
$2,500.00 for personal injuries, which is now pending.
Quite recently Greene & Company have bro.ught suit
against the city to prevent the collection of the tax against
money lenders and money brokers, alleging that they are
private bankers. The city takes issue with them as to this,
and the case is now pending. I anticfpate a hearing at an
early dateThe foregoing covers all litigation to which the city is
a party now pending.
During the year I have drawn a large number of papers,
advised the city and its officials, and attended to the usual
routine work of the office of City Attorney. I take it, however, that a specification of the particular things done on this
general line would not be of any value or interest.
Yours very truly,
SAM'L B. ADAMS,
City Attorney.
REPORTS
OF
Public Institutions
OF THE
Ctiy of Savannah
1908

MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 369
Annual Report ol St. Joseph's Hospital,
1908
Savannah, January i, 1909.
Hon- Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor:
Honored Sir:I beg to submit herewith the Annual
Report of St. Joseph's Hospital for the year 1908. Report
of city and county patients treated, nursed, fed, supplied
with medicines, operation-outfits, surgical dressings, bedding, laundry, etc., from January ist to December 3ist, 1908.
Summary of reports submitted each month to Health
Officer.
MONTIlj
January . ,..,,,.,
March . .........
April . ..........
May . ...........
June . ...........
July . ...........
October . .......
December . ......
Total . ..........
o
01 +* a
K f->
32
40
40
32
36
28
39 36
38
34
33
38
426
Cost per capita, p
Cost per capita, p
Cost per capita, pe
*Moribund on admissi
o
*
j= o
(A
5
12
18
18
10
18
ii
18
15
16
16
9
22
183
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o
o
I
I
I
o
I
o
4
2
O
3
13
er annum to
er annum to
r annum cot
on, 5.
Remaining
20 on Jan. 31
22 on Feb. 29
21 on Mar. 31
21 on Apr, 30
17 on May 31
17 on June 30
20 on July 31
21 on Aug. 31
18 on Sep. 30
16 on Oct. 31
24 on Nov. 30
13 on Dec. 31
a>us
u
c
k^"o
IA
X
a
Q
603
605
674
594
626
'
620
636
621
616
608
n.
7,385
i/>
^

Q
8,
1
182-3
163-4
181-2
171-3
221-3
154-5
172-3
16 1-3
18
181-3
14 1-2
17
Cost pe
A
City
,41 1-2
.41 1-4
37
42
40
39 1-2
.40 2-6
39 2-6
.40 2-6
.40 1-2
41
45 1-4
.402-3
r Capita p
pproprintic
County
,27 1-2
.27 1-2
.24 2-3
.28
.26 1-2
.26 1-2
265-6
.26 1-6
.26 5-6
.27
.27 i-3
,30 1-4
.27
city ............................................$ 7
county ......................................... 4
nbined .......................................... i i
Respectfully submitted,
By SISTER M. EUPHRASIA, Superint
cr Diem
us
Combined
.69
.683-4
.61 2-3
.70
.661-2
.661-2
.67 1-6
.65 1-2
.6- 1-6
.67 1-2
.68 1-3
75 1-2
.67 2-3
04
6950
7350
endent.
370 REPORT MAYOR'S ANNUAL
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 971
Annual Report of the Charity Hospital
Savannah, Ga., January 15th, 1909.
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor, City of Savannah:
SirI submit herewith the report of Charity Hospital
for the year ending December 3ist, 1908:
May . ..............
July . ..............
October . ..........
December . ........
Charity
Patients
d
fc
12
16
22
22
32
19
17
17
22
24
18
22
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208
284
288
269
336
308
192
215
333
262
199
303
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7
10
25
20
15
19
13
8
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73 1 20
175
169
153
149
151
52
157
163
229
234
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47
42
47
38
30
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43
44
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281 404 463 438 489
457
343
267
490
425
428
537
Total .............. I 243 | 3197 I 204 | 1825 | 447 5022
Patients in Hospital January ist, 1908................. 9
Number of patients admitted during year 1908..........447
Number of patients discharged during year 1908........402
Number of patients died during year 1908.............. 54
Number of patients remaining January ist, 1909........ 17
(Of which 10 are city).
Number of births . .................................. 5
Total number of days charity patients................3,197
Total number of days pay patients................... 1,825
Total number of days all patients....................5,022.
IM. R. S. C.-18)
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Total expenses . .............................. .$2,960.91
Average cost of patient, per diem.................. .5895
Average cost of charity patient to city and county per
diem ..................................... .3754
Receipts.
Appropriation from city . ............ $900.00
Appropriation from county . ......... 300.00
From patients . ..................... 1,563.96
DonationsChurches, societies and individuals . ...................... 472.09
$3,236.05
Expenses.
Salaries . ...........................S 549.00
Groceries ......................... 495.61
Meats, vegetables, milk, etc. . ........ 294.97
House supplies . ..................... 408.70
Medical supplies and surgical . ....... 740.06
Undertakers. ....................... 47-95
Fuel. .............................. 158.05
Insurance, telephone and printing ..... 65.85
Repairs and improvements . ......... 200.72
$2,960.91
Deficit January ist, 1908............. 372.04
s$3.332.95
Deficit January ist, 1908.......................... .$96.90
Respectfully submitted.
E. E. DES VERXEY. President.
X. \VM. ESTE. M. D.. Secretarv.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Annaal Report of Park View Sanitarium
Savannah, January ist, 1909.
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor:
SirThe Directors of the Park View Sanitarium have
the honor to submit to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City
of Savannah this annual report for the year ending December 31, 1908.
The -care of patients at the Sanitarium includes treatment, lodging, nourishment, medicine, surgical operations,
surgical appliances and the care of obstetrical cases. The
Sanitarium has received without limitation all patients sent
by the City Physicians of Savannah, Ga.
February . .........
May . ..............
July. ..............
August . ...........
October . ..........
December . ........
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348
409
T?<1
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304
498
500
430
1 263
237
191
! 4164
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29
29
27
23
28
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35
26
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16
16
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10
13
13
14
12
16
19
16
16
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20
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17
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Cause of Death.
1. Gunshot Wound
2. Siderosis
3. Carcinoma of Rectum
4. Salpingitis
5. Carcinoma of Uterus
6. Uremic Coma
/. Chronic Nephritis
8. Rachitis
9. Entero-Cotitis
10. Open Suctus Arteriosus
11. Marasmus
12. Marasmus Infants
13. Marasmus
14. Marasmus.
15. Rachitis
16. Meningocele.
Very respectfully submitted,
RALSTON LATTIMORE, M. D.,
Secretary.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 375
Annual Report oi Savannah Hospital
Savannah, Ga., February 10, 1909.
Charity Patients
-
January ....
February . . .
March . .....
April . ......
July. .......
August . ...
September .
October . . .
November .
December .
Total . ......
Number of
Treated Patients
33
42
40
42
41
36
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42
So
37
33
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460
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566
533
454
289
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Total deaths, 20; mortality, .043.
Cost to city, per patient, $6.521; per day, $0.526.
Cost to county, per patient, $4.348; per day, $0.351.
Respectfully submitted,
THOMAS J. CHARLTON, M. D.,
Per H. P. Adams, M. D.
Superintendent.
376 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Annual Report oi the Georgia Infirmary
Number of patients in Infirmary, Jan. 1, 1908___ 31
admitted during 1908______ 551
cared for during 1908______ 582
discharged during 1908_____ 440
" died during 1908________ 107
" " remaining Jan. 1, 1909-_ 35
Largest number of patients in Infirmary at one time- 53
Smallest number of patients in Infirmary at one time- 24
Number of attendants and help, including two white
nurses _ ______________ 16
Number of births-_______________ 8
Number brought to Infirmary in dying condition__ 48
Mortality _________________________18.38 p.c.
Mortality exclusive of brought to Infirmary in dying
condition _ _______________ 11 p.c.
Total number of hospital days of charity patients__ 11,931
pay patients ____ 2,759
all patients ____ 14,690
Daily average number patients during year______ 40.3
Expenses during year__________________$9,448.38
Ave'rage cost of patients per diem____________ 64.32c
Appropriations from City and County would average
per charity patient per diem__________ 62.86c
Receipts
From City ________________________$4,500.00
From County ______________________ 3,000.00
From pay patients 1,420.88
From interest on investments 822.25
Donation from Independent Presbyterian Church- 36.00
Donation from Savannah Benevolent Association- 200.00
$9,979.13
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 377
Disbursements
Salaries - _____-___________$3,827.85
Provisions _ ________________ 2,857.87
Drugs and surgical supplies_ 1,024.60
Coal and wood_____________ 655.50
Household supplies __-_______ 365.10
Repairs, plumbing and painting 266.21
Electric light and gas_____-________ 139.99
Undertaker's account __________-- 130.50
Interest v __________________ 120.36
Insurance - -____ 30.40
Telephone _ ________________ 30.00
$9,448.38
Deficit of January 1, 1908_______________ 522.71
Balance _ ____________________ 8.04
$9,979.13
CHAS. M. GILBERT,
President.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 8, 1909.

ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
PUBLIC LIBRARY
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
December 31, 19OS
WILLIAM HARDEN
LIBRARIAN

_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________981
Report of the Board of Managers of
the Public Library
Savannah, Ga., January i, 1909.
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, and to the Georgia Historical Society:
Gentlemen:In accordance with the agreement between the City of Savannah and the Georgia Historical Society, this sixth annual report of the Board of Managers of
the Free Public Library of Savannah is respectfully submitted and is intended both to cover the requirements of the
contract and to inform the people of Savannah concerning
the work now being done by the Public Library for the welfare of this community.
Membership of the Board.
The terms of Mr. A. A. Lawrence and -Dr. R. J. Nunn
having expired on December 31, 1907, Mr. P. A. Stovall was
appointed by the Mayor to succeed Mr. Lawrence. Dr. R.
J. Nunn was re-appointed by the President of the Georgia
Historical Society to succeed himself. In June, Col. A. R.
Lawton resigned from the Board on account of his previous
election as President of the Historical Society, and appointed Dr. T. J. Charlton to succeed him, thus leaving the Board
at the end of the year with the following membership:
_ . Vppointed by City \ Appointed by Georgia Term Expires to u . i o *
r of Savannah | Historical Society
December 31, 1908 | N. F. B. Close | T. J. Charlton
December 31. 1909 j H. W. Whitcover j H. C. Cunningham
December 31, 1910 f John M. Thomas I 5eo. J. Baldwin
December 31, 1911 | Neyle Colquitt j Otis Ashmore
December 31. 1912 j P. A. Stovall ! R. J. Nunn
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The following officers were elected to serve during the
year:
George J. Baldwin................Chairman
Otis Ashmore ...............Vice-Chairman
Xeyle Colquitt .................... Secretary
John M. Thomas .................Treasurer
The Chairmen of the two standing committees of the
Board of Managers during the year have been:
Otis Ashmore, Chairman of the Special Library Committee; H. C. Cunningham, Chairman of the Finance and Auditing Committee.
There has been no change in the list of salaried officials
of the Library, they remaining as follows:
Mr. William Harden...............Librarian
Miss Maude Hey ward ........ Asst. Librarian
Miss Elizabeth V. McLaws... .Asst. Librarian
John Noisette .......................Janitor
Report of 1908.
Attention is particularly called to the very full report for
1908 which gives much detailed information concerning all
of the library workings and of the policy of this Board.
Many of these matters are eminently pertinent this year and
equal stress should be laid upon them though it is not
deemed advisable to repeat the publication of so many details.
Changes in By-Laws.
The only change in the By-Laws made during the year
was an amendment which permits the Chairman to become eligible for re-election without regard to previous
terms of service. The election for officers of the Library
takes place annually at the January meeting.
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Insurance.
The insurance remains in force as agreed upon at $10,000
upon the building and $15,000 upon the contents.
Public Interest and Co-operation.
Public interest in the Library has been shown by the
large attendance and by the increasing number of books
taken out during the year, as well as by the numerous requests for books of special value by societies and individuals. The Huntingdon Club, a leading woman's organization, has been foremost in this respect while the different
educational associations and kindergarteners of the City
have shown the greatest interest in suggesting the purchase
of books bearing upon educational matters. The very considerable number of books purchased in accordance with
these requests have been very much used and it is evident
that their purchase has promoted the public welfare by inciting interest and progress in sound educational reading.
Perhaps the most noticeable evidence of this is shown
by the Librarian's report in the table giving the comparative
number of books taken out bearing on subjects of permanent
value, which shows a very considerable decrease in fiction
with a marked and continuing increase in the use of books
on philosophy, religion, sociology, philology, natural science,
useful arts, fine arts, literature, and history. The increase in
all these hjies has been most gratifying and shows the effect
of the policy pursued by this Board of seeking to encourage
the reading of works of this character.
The total number of books taken out during the year
has been 77,507, this being the largest use of the Library
in this respect since its organization, and it is notable that
the entire increase over last year is in books treating ot
subjects of permanent value. We believe that the interest
displayed by the different educational organizations of the
City, the Huntingdon Club and other societies formed for
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the benefit of the community is the cause of this additional
desire for knowledge which it will be the intention of the
Board to encourage to the utmost.
The statistics attached show that 86,510 visitors entered
the doors of the Library during the year, of whom 53,586
were adults and 32,924 children under 14 years of age. At
the present moment, the Library has outstanding cards entitling 10,002 persons to its privileges. In other words,
nearly one person out of three of the white population of
Savannah is a patron of this Library. We do not believe
that any city in the country can show a greater proportion
of readers.
On December 20, 1908, there appeared in the Savannah
Morning News the names of a considerable number of citizens endorsing the administration of our present mayor and
urging his re-election. Believing that these names fairly
represented the citizenship of this City, the Board caused
a careful comparison to be made between this list and the
list of persons using the Library. Nine hundred and thirtytwo of the names published were those of registered white
voters of the City of Savannah and of this number fortyfive per cent, or 420 were cardholders in the Public Library
either individually or through members of their family.
This proportion would undoubtedly hold good for the total
number of white registered voters in the City, namely 6,-
544; so that about 3,000 of them actually used the privileges
of the Library.
While nearly one-third of our white population are actual card holders, about one-half of <the registered voters who
represent the City's interest are patrons of the Library,
hence this would seem to entitle it to most careful consideration by the City authorities and an enlargement by them of
its present inadequate facilities. Savannah should more
fully recognize the public character of this Library which is
free to all citizens, as the above facts show it to be an eminently public institution.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Publicity.
Continued efforts have been made to give the widest
publicity to the affairs of the Library and to encourage its
use. Records of all of its meetings have been given to the
newspapers and special articles of interest concerning the
Library have been inserted from time to time. A complete
copy of all such publications is kept in the Library for general reference.
Bulletin number two has been published and widely distributed. These bulletins are intended both as special classifications of books of permanent value, and to call attention to new ones purchased, the Board believing that it is
largely through efforts of this character that it has so very
considerably increased the reading of books of permanent
interest.
During the past twelve months, the Board has- also
adopted the plan of having the bibliographies, which are
prepared each year on subjects of particular interest to the
public, printed on small slips and placed in every book
taken out by users of the Library. In this way, the individual attention of every reader is called to these new lists
in a manner calculated to arouse interest in, and thus influence a wide circulation of the books mentioned.
The particular bibliographies published are selected because of some general interest in the subjects treated of.
The visit of that eminent educator, Mr. Earl Barnes, suggested the list of books prepared by him to be read in connection with his lectures ; in consequence of the creation of
the new department for the blind and the purchase of a
number of books specially prepared for them, a bibliography
of the latter was compiled and is now being printed ; the
classes on Dickens and the monthly meetings of the Kindergarten Club were causes of special lists of books relating to these topics: other bibliographies related to Esperanto, New Thought, and Art which are interesting in show-
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ing that the Library has much information on these subjects.
Copies of bulletin number two, of the one new slip
which was printed during the year, and of several typewritten lists which were posted on the bulletin board in the
Library building but not printed, are attached hereto and
show all of the new bibliographies gotten out during the
year.
Purchase of Books.
The Librarian's report gives full and useful statistical
information concerning the number of new books, the withdrawals, and number repaired during the year by the Library staff and outside parties, also showing that very considerable additional purchases of books should be made in
order that the wear and tear of books already in the Library
may be made good. An adequate supply of children's literature should be bought for the many little ones who frequent the Library. The present funds are quite insufficient
for either of these purposes.
Children's Department
The increasing use of the Library room both by adults
and children forces the Board of Managers to make some
provision by which they can be better accommodated.
After having carefully considered the needs of both
classes of users, the Board sees no way in which to properly
care for them without the establishment of a totally separate Children's Department, and it has decided to establish
such department conditioned upon an appropriation by the
City for that purpose. The use of the main hall of the Library for the purpose of taking out books, the constant
movement of so many people in it, the difficulty of preserving quiet among the children, and the general overcrowding of the room can only be relieved by removing the
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children to some other place and it must be done if the
efficiency of the Library is to be preserved.
The Board therefore requested the City to make the following appropriation for this purpose:
Fitting up the room and supplying the needed outfit of furniture and books .................. .$1403.50
One year's maintenance of same ................ 940.00
Total .............................$2,343.50
but so far the City has taken no action. It is sincerely to be
hoped that the importance of this matter will be recognized
and adequate provision made for it immediately.
It is proposed to fit up the lower front room in the Library building with proper book stacks, tables, pictures, etc.,
setting aside this particular room solely for children. It is
not the intention to debar them from the use of the main
Library Hall for the purpose of obtaining particular books
from the general Library. This arrangement will permit
the children to be separately looked after by a special assistant Librarian in charge of this Department, thus vastly
increasing its benefit to the children besides affording greater convenience to the adult users of the Main Hall.
It is also proposed in connection with this matter to follow the example of so many other cities and endeavor to
cultivate in the children a desire for good literature by having standard stories of literary, moral or educational value
told them by volunteers who are competent for this purpose. The aim of these stories will be to open to the children:
new fields of standard literature of much better character than a large proportion of the average books written
for children and in this way cultivate in them high ideals
and a taste for a better and really interesting class of literature.
(M. R. C. 8.-19)
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In furtherance of this effort, the Board during the year
ordered that the pictorial pages of the Sunday newspapers
intended for children's use should be removed from the Library tables, believing that these pictures not only failed
to inculcate proper ideals but on the contrary had a definitely injurious effect upon the mind of the child. This action
of the Board seemed to meet with cordial approval of all
intelligent persons who gave it consideration, as was evidenced by the discussions in the daily newspapers. The
desire of the children for the Sunday supplement should
and can be met by furnishing them with something better.
Repairs and Improvements.
During the year, the City Council appropriated $750 for
the construction of a new ceiling for the main hall, the old
one having become dangerous. This has been put in place,
greatly improving the appearance of the room. A new
furnace has been placed in the building, paid for by current
appropriations. The rooms formerly used by several societies, being required by the Library for use as a workshop for the repair of books, were turned over to them by
the Georgia Historical Society. The minor repairs and improvements, which were made amounted to a total of
$288.73, not including the cost of the ceiling.
The New Library Building.
The growing inconvenience of caring for the large number of people using the Library, the establishment of a
children's department, and the fact that the present building is totally inadequate in almost every respect for its present use all emphasize the necessity for a new library building in Savannah.
This City is an intelligent, conservative community.
Nearly one-third of its white population are constant users
of this building, which statement could probably not be
made of any other of our municipal buildings. Other cities
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of vastly less importance and culture than Savannah which
use their libraries very much less than we do find themselves able and willing to supply proper facilities and it is
sincerely to be hoped that the City authorities of Savannah
will recognize the necessity for the erection of a proper and
adequate building costing not less than $200,000. The
time has come when such a building as this should be built
and the Board hopes that the recent public spirit manifested
in Savannah in so many other lines will recognize the importance of this and demand it.
Many beautiful library buildings have been erected
throughout the country by a well-known philanthropist who
stipulates that he will furnish the money necessary to pay
for their first cost, provided the communities which use
them will agree to properly care for the annual operation
by expending each year for this purpose ten per cent, of the
first cost of the building.
Public opinion in Savannah does not look with favor
upon receiving gifts of this character from strangers, but
when an old and honorable society of our own City turns
over to the public for its use without charge, property
worth, including the building, land, and books, fully $75,000.
there should be no hesitation on the part of the City authorities in appropriating at least ten per cent, of this sum
for its annual maintenance, hence this was the amount
asked for in the budget submitted by your Board to the
City. In this connection, reference is made to our annual
report for 1907 which showed the amount of public funds
appropriated by Savannah for the maintenance of its Library to be less per capita of population than any other
similar city in the United States maintaining a public Library.
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290 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Treasurer's Report.
The Treasurer's report, herewith attached, shows that
the receipts of the Library during the past year were increased $750 by the special appropriation for repairs. Attention is called to the fact that during the coming year the
amount of money available for the operation of the Library
will be $500 less than it was in 1908, this being caused by the
withdrawal of its annual appropriation, by the Georgia Historical Society, this Society being unable to continue it and
justly considering that as it has supplied $75,000 worth of
property for the use of the public of Savannah, the City
itself should properly maintain the Library which its people use.
This amount must be supplied or the persons who use
the Library must suffer, as can readily be seen by a study
of the details of the report.
The Treasurer's vouchers and statements show that the
funds expended by the Board are carefully -spent, exactly
and clearly accounted for and that the Library is conducted
in exact accord with the available funds.
Librarian's Report.
The careful report made by the Librarian which is hereto attached shows in detail many matters of the current
work of the Library. It comments particularly upon the
effect of the repairs to the ceiling on the use of the library
by the public, showing that in spite of the care exercised
during this construction, the library was not as convenient
as usual and was therefore less used by visitors.
Another important matter touched upon and explained
is the creation of the new department for the blind and
while there are fortunately not many persons thus afflicted
in this community, yet the Board, desiring to reach every
citizen, has deemed it wise to provide not only special books
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
prepared for the blind but a place where they can be read.
There should be a special room in the new library building
devoted solely to this department.
Another improvement during the year is the creation of
a special library of fiction. Whenever a new book is published, the demand for it is greater than the Board of Managers feel should be supplied from the public funds. Such
a demand continues only for a short time and can be best
supplied by the purchase of a considerable number of the
most desirable books of current fiction, permitting those who
are willing to pay for their cost and use, to do so and thus
avoid waiting for those on the public shelves. This plan has
been tried elsewhere and proven very popular.
An appropriation of $50 was made for this purpose,
these new books being loaned out at one cent per diem.
which it is expected will fully repay their cost.
The Librarian's report goes fully into the increase in the
number of books in the building and shows how they are
procured. Full details are also given concerning the number of volumes repaired and rebound.
Especial comment is made upon the care exercised by
the Library in the handling of books which have been exposed in any residence containing any cases of contagious
disease. Special reports by the Health Department are
made concerning all such houses and the books either fumigated or destroyed as may be necessary. No book is ever
sent out from this Library when there is any possibility of
its spreading disease.
The Librarian's report includes all of the annual statistical information in comparative tables which thoroughly
illustrate the value of this public library.
Respectfully submitted by order of the Board of Managers,
GEO. J. BALDWIN,
-' Chairman.

MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Report oi the Librarian
Savannah, Ga., January ist, 1909.
To the Board of Managers of the Savannah Public Library :
Gentlemen : I have the honor-to submit my fifth annual
report as your Librarian, atid in presenting the following
statement of the work done in the way of increasing our
collection of books, of extending the usefulness of the Li-
, brary, and of caring for the property in my keeping, it is
a pleasure to make so favorable a showing, especially when
it is remembered that for a few weeks last spring we were
impeded to some extent by the work of repairing the ceiling of the reading room. Although the Library was actually closed only a few days, the room was so dark during
the whole of the time the work was going on, by reason
of the temporary flooring laid on a level with the upper gallery, and the noise made by the workmen was so annoying,
that there was, a falling off in the number of visitors at that
time. As regards the loss then sustained in the circulation of
books, there is no reason for complaint, as that loss was
fully made up, and the number of books borrowed far exceeds that of the preceding year; but the loss in the number of readers who call only to make use of the periodicals, .
caused naturally by the disquiet and confusion, was permanent, and a small decrease for the year is consequently apparent.
During the year your honorable body authorized the
opening of a department for the blind, and appropriated a
small amount for the purchase of books printed in raised
letters. Before taking any steps in this matter, the library
force invited all of the blind persons whose names they
could obtain to meet them in the large room downstairs for
the purpose of finding out just what they themselves desired in the way of literature, etc. We held an interesting
394 ________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________
meeting which resulted in the preparation of a list of books
for the blind, and the selection of a periodical printed in
point letters. There was some delay in inaugurating this
feature of our work, caused by our inability to make room
for the books and to adopt a plan for separating the blind
readers from the others; but a happy solution of the difficulty was found, and the space inside the railing in the
southeast corner of the reading room has been fitted up,
and the new department has been opened just as this report
is being written.
More recently still, authority was given for the establishment of a "duplicate fiction," or "rented fiction," collection, which makes it possible for a reader who may desire
to use it to obtain any of the popular novels, without waiting, by paying only one cent a day while using the book.
This system was made effective in the closing days of the
year, and only a month after its authorization.
The year's increase in the number of books in the library
is shown in the following table:
Xo. of volumes in Library at beginning of .
year ................................ 28,790
No. of volumes added by purchase ........... 1,840
No. of volumes added by gift ............... 102
Xo. volumes added by government .......... 165 2,107
30,897
Withdrawals.
Xo. of volumes worn out and condemned..... .57
No. volumes missing .........................00
Xo. of volumes lost and paid for................ 18
Total withdrawals for the year ................ 75
Total volumes at beginning of 1909 ............ 30,822
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Binding and Repairs.
Total number of volumes bound during the year ..... .500
Total number of volumes mended by Library staff... .391
We have received as gifts, in addition to the bound volumes mentioned already, 457 pamphlets from individuals
and societies, and 2,952 pamphlets from the U. S. Government, and 8 weekly and 2 monthly periodicals as issued.
Six volumes and thirty pamphlets have been contributed
to the department for the blind, and we have purchased five
volumes and subscribed for one periodical for that department.
During the year a new system of reporting cases of contagious diseases was adopted, and the Health Officer of the
City now gives us very promptly the date of case, name of
parent, name of patient, and the place of residence. When
the sickness terminates we are informed as to the date
of fumigation, whether there are library books in the house,
and if so, whether they have been fumigated, and whether
such books should be accepted for circulation.
The Library was open 359 days. Of the six days of
closing three were holidays, and on the others the Library
was closed on account of the placing of the scaffolding for
repairing the ceiling. While the work in connection with
the ceiling was going on, the Library was open only in the
afternoon, after the day's work of the carpenters ceased.
Attention has already been called to the loss in the number
of visitors on this account.
The assistance given to the literary societies was considerably augmented, and more money was appropriated
for books asked for by them.
Again I most heartily commend our two Assistant Librarians for the good work done by them. Miss Maude
Heyward and Miss E. V. McLaws are always ready for any
396________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT ________
work required of them, and that work is promptly, accurately and willingly performed.
In conclusion, I must express my deep regret that, at
the time of filing this report, there is so much uncertainty
concerning the opening of the children's department. This
is a matter that requires immediate action, as the necessity
for it is more apparent every day.
Respectfully submitted,
(Signed) WM. HARDEN,
Librarian.
Monthly Circulation of Books1908.
l^letfctl
April ..........
July ...........
August ........
September ....
December .....
Totals
1908 .........
1907 .........
1906 .........
1905 .........
1004 .........
Children
1553
1355
1601
1597
1389
1462
1765
1671
1503
"44
1238
17380
......
......
General 783
Philosophy
49
47
47
38
At3138
37
42
46
53
39
510 I
-i
A
1
)
379
1*6
22
Religion
35
37
41
A*!
?8
27
19
18
18
357
272
236
122
4O
Sociology
37
42
At
tA2324
12
20
19
11
40
32
379
294
454
294
42
Philology 5TI
?27
8 45i
37
23
26
131
Science Natural
36
32
32
25
33
32
25
25
21
15
22
337
264
302
379
62
(A
"3
*4-
VI
3138
23
35
30
28
22
33
22
. 27
26
339
283
185
162
24
(ft 4JU
2O
38
37
29
21
21
3526
33
34
19
347
170
223
189
36
Literature
269
250
234
173
171
.176
187
192
188
183
181
1 68
2372
1985
1170
225
t$
252 276 286
211 I 76
188 I 96
167
160
196
1 88
2473
2347
3424
1048
Fiction
4746
5227
4901
4199
4072
4313
4696
4439
4686
4226
3764
3707
52976
68201
59223
60382
16384
a o
7206
7335
7270
6378
5999
6308
7038
6625
6715
5889
5477
5447
77S07_
74181
65821
66294
17886
< Oc
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Cards Issued, Visits, Fines and Reserves.
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' O
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3 a -2 x-2 >.|
si -sS 11 |2
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January
March ............
May ..............
June ..............
July ..............
August ...........
October ..........
December ........
1908 ..........:.
1907 ............
1906 ............
105
136
io
H
70
77
80
61
S3
928
1005
955
1005 ............. | 1245
1904 ............ 1913
39
22
2&
14
24I'2
65
32
29
%
15
5094
5246
5753
445<5
4346
4028
4327
3758
4415
4147
3938
4078
2724
2921
33i6
2401
2519
2766
3289
2947
2861
2565
2364
2191
Monthly Visits of
Library Committee
Fines adReserves
53
68
64
79
68
39

12
II
26
30
345 1 53.586 1 32,924 1 529
291
337
640
no record
56,240 134,708 644
89,783* I 7U
89,069
78,117
$59-40
56.24
67-50
53-56
50.26
54-62
50.22
45-88
43-46
53-24
54-30
57-70
$646.38
711.94
665-17
662 1 552-30
668 439-85
*Prior to 1907 no separate record of the monthly visits of children was kept, the figures given above showing the total of both
adult and children visitors.
Classified List of Periodicals Subscribed For
Literary Reviews .................................... 7
Popular Literature ..................................24
Historical ........................................... 4
Fine Arts ........................................... 6
Useful Arts ......................................... 10
Bibliography ........................................ 3
Religion ............................................ 4
Domestic Economy .................................. 4
Juvenile ............................................ 6
Language ........................................... i
Music ..................................... ......... I
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT agg
Horticulture ........................................ 2
Humor .............................. ............... 3
Science .............................................n
Medical ............................................. 2
Sociology ........................................... 3
Trade ....................................... ....... 2
Technical ........................................... 4
Total periodicals ................................97
Classified List of Books Purchased in 1908 Showing Percentage of Each Class.
Fiction ................................... 65
History ......................'............ 7
Literature ................................ 7
Fine Arts ................................. i
Useful Arts ............................... I
Natural Science ........................... i
Philology ................................. i
Sociology ............................. ... 2
Religion .....:............................ i
Philosophy ....................... ........ 3
General .................................. i
Children ............>..................... 10
loo per cent.
Classified List of Card Holders.
Architects .......... 4 Brokers ............ 22
Artists ............. 12 Butchers ........... 2
Authors ........... 3 Cabinet-Makers .... 4
Bakers ............ 8 Carpenters ......... 33
Bankers ........... 19 Chemists .......... 6
Blacksmiths ........ n Civil Engineers ..... 23
Boiler-Makers ...... 7 Clergymen ......... 20
Bookbinders ....... 6 Clerks ............. 2182
Brewers ........... 3 Conductors ........ 14
300 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Contractors ........ 12
Dairymen .......... 5
Dressmakers ....... 8
Druggists .......... 17
Editors ............ 4
Electricians ........ 18
Engineers, R. R. .... 24
Exporters .......... 10
Firemen . .......... 58
Grocers ............ 20
Hair Dressers ...... I
Inspectors ......... 13
Insurance Agents ... 31
Iron Workers ...... 2
Jewelers ........... 4
Journalists ......... rr
Kin'garten Teachers. 41
Lawyers ........... 56
Letter Carriers...... 4
Machinists ......... 102
Managers .......... 125
Merchants .... ..... 221
Milliners ........... 6
Musicians .......... 48
Painters .......... 12
Paper Hangers .... 2
Pawnbrokers ...... 3
Pilots ............. 4
Port Wardens ..... i
Plumbers ......... 11
Printers ........... 30
Photographers .... 5
Policemen ........ 19
Planters .......... 8
Real Estate Agents, 28
R. R. Officials... .. 11
Reporters ......... 8
Secretaries (Private) 19
Steamship Officials. 12
Stenographers ..... 133
Students .......... 3819
Teachers ... ...... 163
Telegraph Open... 12
Tinners ........... 4
Trained Nurses .... 36
Upholsterers ...... 7
Watchmen ........ 15
Wheelwrights ..... 8
Wood Dealers ..... 3
Femalesno employment ..... .. 1694
Malesno employment ...... ..... 715
IOOO2
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 301
Public Library, Treasurer's Report
January i, 1908, to January I, 1909.
Receipts.
Cash on hand January i, 1909 ....................$ 219.46
From City of Savannah ......................... 4950.00
From Georgia Historical Society ................ 500.00
From fines and reserves ......................... 664.40
From donation ................................. 5.00
From books lost and paid for .................... 18.95
$6357.81
Expenditures.
Salaries .......................................$2250.00
Rent of books ................................... 87.65
New books .................................... 1633.41
Periodicals, etc ................................. 245.90
Fuel ...........,;............................. 127.30
Lighting ...................................... 207.76
Stationery ..................................... 69.25
Printing ...................................... 109.75
Repairs ....................................... 843.48
Improvements ................................. 195.25
Insurance ..................................... 120.00
Miscellaneous ................................. 167.95
$6057.70
Cash on hand January i, 1909 ............... $300.11
The December, 1908, unpaid bills will about cover cash
balance on hand.
Respectfully submitted,
(Signed) JOHN M. THOMAS,
Treasurer Public Library.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
I have examined the accounts and books of the Treasuer of the Public Library from the first of January, 1908, to
the first of January, 1909, and find the same correct, with
proper vouchers produced, and a balance in the hands of
the Treasurer of Three Hundred Dollars and Eleven Cents
($300.11).
(Signed) HENRY C. CUNNINGHAM,
Chairman Finance Committee, Pub. Lib.
Public Library.
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Salaries ...........
Rent of Books .....
New Books .......
Periodicals ........
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Lighting ..........
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Improvements .....
Insurance .........
Miscellaneous .....
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$2250.00
1769.46
300.00
100.00
275.00
200.00
75-00
900.00
5O.OO
50.00
4OO.OO
$2250.00
87-65
1633.41
245-90
127.30
207.76
69-25
109-75
843-48
I95-25
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167-95
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53
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67.24
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56.52
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27.30
32-75
145-25
70.00
$87.65
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 303
Books on New Thought.
Alien, James, Path to Prosperity.
Black, Hugh, Culture and Restraint.
Black, Hugh, Practice of Self-Culture.
Call, A. P., Power Through Repose.
Colville, W. ]., Spiritual Science.
Dresser, H. W., The Greatest Truth.
Dresser, H. W., Power of Silence.
Drummond, Henry, Ideal Life.
Evans, W. F., Mind and Body.
Haddock, F. C., Personal Atmosphere.
James, William, Psychology.
James, William, Varieties of Religious Experiences.
Larson, C. D., Great Within.
Larson, C. D., Mastery of Self. i
Leavitt, Sheldon, Paths to the Heights.
Maudsley, Henry, Body and Mind.
Miles, E. H., Power of Concentration.
'Newcomb, C. B., Principles of Psychic Philosophy.
Sidis, Boris, Psychology of Suggestion.
Spencer, Herbert, Principles of Psychology.
Trine, R. W., Character Building, Thought, Power.
Trine, R. W., In Tune With the Infinite.
(M. R. C. S.-M>
I
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BULLETIN PUBLISHED BY THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SAVANNAH, OCTOBER, 1908.
VOL. 1, NO. 2.
Classed Books.
Adams, S. H.Great American fraud.
Alien JamesPath to Prosperity.
Boigne, Comtesse DeMemoirs.
Brandes, GeorgeMain currents in nineteenth century
literature, 6 vols.
Brooks, Mrs. A. M.Unwritten history of old St. Augustine.
Brown, A. J.Foreign missionary.
Buchanan, AlfredReal Australia.
Call, A. P.Power through repose. . .
Cartwright, JuliaPainters of Florence.
Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 3.
CheiroLanguage of the hand.
Conn, H. W.Bacteria in milk and its products.
Davis, N. K.Story of the Nazarene.
Doyle, A. ConanThrough the magic door.
Dresser, H. W.Greatest truth.
Dresser, H. W.New thought.
Drinkwater, H.Sick nursing.
Earle, A. M.Home life in colonial days.
Emanuel Movement (New Cult).
Fay, AmyMusic study in Germany.
Fletcher HoraceOptimism.
Fletcher, W. I.Annual library index, 1907.
Fuller, A. S.Nut culturist.
Gardiner, S. R.Student's history of England.
Gardner, E. G.St. Catharine of Siena.
Gasquet, F. A.The eve of the reformation.
Glover, E. H."Dame Curtsey's" book of novel entertainments.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Gosse Father and Son.
Gribble, Francis Madame de Stael and her lovers.
Guimbrine Clairvoyance.
Haddock, F. C. Personal atmosphere.
Hall, J. L. Half-hours in Southern history.
Hazard, Samuel Santo Domingo, past and present, with
a glance at Hayti.
Hazzard, J. E. Poetry and rot.
Heath, Dudley Miniatures.
Holme, Charles Ed. The gardens of England.
Home, Gordon Yorkshire.
Kennedy, C. R. The servant in the house.
Kingsland, Mrs. Burton Book of indoor and outdoor
games.
Larson, E. D. Great within.
Larson, E. D. Mastery of self.
Magnusson and Morris Volsunga Saga.
Malory, Sir Thomas Arthurian tales.
Malvery, O. C. The soul market.
Masterpieces in color, 9 vols. of the following artists:
Velasquez, Leighton, Turner, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Raphael, Romney, Reynolds, Greuze.
McKay, G. L., and Larson, C. Principles and Practice
of Butter Making.
Meany, E. S. Vancouver's discovery of Puget Sound.
Menpes, Dorothy Brittany.
Miles, Eustace Power of concentration.
Morgan, J. L. R. Physical chemistry for electrical engineers.
Morse, J. T., Jr. Abraham Lincoln (American Statesmen series).
Munsterberg, Hugo On the witness stand.
Newcombe, C. B. Principles of Psychic Philosophy.
Nordau and Gottheil, Zionism and Anti-Semitism.
Norwood, T. M., Address on the Negro.
Page, J. M., The True Story of Andersonville Prison.
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, Vol. 6.
306_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Quackenbos, J. D., Hypnotic Therapeutics.
Ries, Heinrich, Clays, their occurrence, properties and
uses.
Rydberg, Viktor, Teutonic' Mythology.
Saltus, Edgar, Lords of the Ghostland.
Scidmore, E. R., As the Hague ordains: journal of a
Russian prisoner's wife in Japan.
Sears, J. S., New thought healing.
Shaler, N. S., the Neighbor.
Shufeldt, R. W., The Negro: a Menace to American
Civilization.
Simon, W., Manual of Chemistry.
Slone, T. O'C., Electricians' Handy Book.
Smyth, Newman, Passing Protestantism and Coming
Catholicism.
Speltz, Alexander, Styles of Ornament.
Tenant, Pamela, Children and the Pictures.
Trask, H. E., Gymnastic Exercises.
Trine, R. W., In the Fire of the Heart.
Urussov, S. D., Prince, Memoirs of Russian Governor.
Van Dyke, J. C., Art for Art's Sake.
Van Slyhe, L. L., Modern Methods of Testing Milk and
Milk Products.
Wagner, W., Romances and Epics.
Wharton, Mrs. E. N. J., Italian Villas and Their Gardens.
White, S. E., Camp and Trail.
Wiley, H. W., Foods and Their Adulterations.
Williamson, G. C., How to Identify Portrait Miniatures.
Windle, B. C. A., The Wessex of Thomas Hardy.
Windle, B. C. A., What is Life?
Woodberry, G. E., Ralph Waldo Emerson
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Fiction
Andrews, M. R. S., The Militants.
Austen, Mary, Santa Lucia.
"Barbara," Pseud., Open Window.
Beach, Rex, The Barrier.
Booth, E. E., Post Girl.
Brebner, Percy, Vayenne.
Brown, Alice, Rose Macleod.
Bullen, F. T., Cruise of the Cachalot.
Butler, E. P., Cheerful Smugglers.
Canfield, Dorothy, Gunhild.
Chamberlain, E. and L., Coast of Chance.
Chambers, Robert, Firing Line.
Chambers, Robert, Some Ladies in Haste.
Churchill, Winston, Mr. Crewe's Career.
Crawford, F. M., Prima Donna.
Cutting, M. S., Wayfarers.
Danby, Frank, Pseud., Heart of a Child.
Davis, R. H., Vera, the Medium.
Day, H. F., King Spruce.
Deeping, Warwick, Bertrand of Brittany.
De la Pasture, Mrs. Henry, Grey Knight.
DeLand, Margaret, An Encore.
De Morgan, William, Somehow Good.
Doubleday, Roman, Hemlock Avenue Mystery.
Durham, R. L., The Call of the South.
Eldridge, W. T., Meryle.
Ellis, Elizabeth, Fair Moon of Bath.
Fox-Davies, A. C., Mauleverer Murders.
Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins, Shoulders of Atlas.
Futrelle, Jacques, Simple Case of Susan.
Glyn, Eleanor, Reflections of Ambrosine.
Hewlett, Maurice, Half-way House.
Hewlett, Maurice, Spanish Jade.
Hichens, Robert, Black Soaniel.
Hichens, Robert, Green Carnation.'
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Howells, W. D., Fennel and Rue.
Hudson, C. B., Crimson Conquest.
Isham, F. S., Lady of the Mount.
Leroux, Gaston, Mystery of the Yellow Room.
Lincoln, J. C., Capt. Eri.
Locke, James, Stem of the Crimson Dahlia.
London, Jack, Iron Heel.
Lorrimer, G. H., Jack SpurlockProdigal.
Marshall, Arch., Exton Manor.
Mason, E. H., Real Agatha.
McCarthy, J. H., Seraphica.
McCutcheon, G. B., Husbands of Edith.
MacGrath, Harold, Lure of the Mask.
Makin, R. L., Beaten Path.
Merington, Margaret, Scarlett of the Mounted.
Miller, Elizabeth, City of Delights.
Mills, W. G., VanRensselaers of Old Manhattan.
Montgomery, L. M., Anne of the Green Gables.
Montressor, F. F., Burning Torch.
Norris, M. H., The Veil.
Oppenheim, E. P., The Avenger.
Page, T. N., Under the Crust.
Pemberton, Max, Sir Richard Escombe.
Phillpotts, Eden, The Secret Woman.
Phillpotts and Bennett, The Statue.
Peterson, M. H., The Potter and the Clay.
Potter, Margaret, The Golden Ladder.
Ray, A. C., By the Good St. Anne.
Richards, Laura E., Wooing of Calvin Parks.
Raine, Alien, Mifanwy.
Rinehart, M. R.. Circular Staircase.
Rives, Amelie, The Golden Rose.
Scott, J. R., Princess Dehra.
Seawell, Molly Elliott, The Victory.
Spearman, F. H., Whispering Smith.
Stacpole, H. DeV., The Blue Lagoon.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 309
Stanton, Coralie, The Adventuress.
Stephens, R. N., An Enemy of the King.
Stringer, Arthur, Under Groove.
Thurston, K. C., The Circle.
Tarkington, Booth, His Own People.
Tracy, Louis, Minkie.
Walter and Harding, Paid in Full.
Ward, Mrs. Humphrey, Testing of Diana Mallory.
Webster, Jean, Four-pools Mystery.
Whitlock, Brand, Her Infinite Variety.
Williamson, C. N. and A. M., The Chaperon.
Zangwill, Israel, Merely Mary Ann.
Juvenile
Adams, J. H., Harper's Indoor Book for Boys.
Barnes, A. M., American Girl in Korea.
Baldwin, May, Follies of Fifi.
Baum, F. L., Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.
Baum, F. L., New Wizard of Oz.
Bewan, Tom, Hero in Wolfskin.
Blanchard, A. E., Journey of Joy.
Blanchard, A. E., Three Little Cousins.
Bullen, F. T., A Son of the Sea.
Burroughs, Dwight, Jack the Giant Killer, Jr.
Chapin, A. A., Story of the Rhine-gold.
Denslow, W. W., Humpty Dumpty.
De'nslow, W. W., The Scarecrow and the Tinman.
Dow, E. C., Diary of a Birthday Doll.
Dudley, A. T., Yale Cup.
Henderson, W. J. and Others, Strange Stories of 1812.
Jameson, E. M., Peggy Pendleton.
LeFevre, Felicite, The Cock, the Mouse and the Little
Red Hen.
Madison, L. F., Colonial Maid.
Marx, W. J., For the Admiral.
May, Sophie, Dottie Dimple Out West.
3io MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
May, Sophie, Dottie Dimple at Play.
Meade, Mrs., Betty of the Rectory.
Molesworth, Mrs., Little Guest.
Nesbit, E., Enchanted Castle.
Olivant, Alfred, Red Coat Captain.
Outcault, R. F., Tige.
Palmer, F. S. and Others, Strange Stories of Colonial
Days.
Plummer, W. M., Roy and Ray in Mexico.
Potter, Beatrix, Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit.
Pyle, Howard, Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.
Pyle, Howard and Others, Adventures of Pirates and
Sea Rovers.
Pyle, Howard, and Others, Strange Stories of the Revolution.
Rankin, C. W., Adopting of Rosa Marie (Sequel to
Dandelion Cottage).
Raymond, Evelyn, Polly the Gringo.
Schwed, Hermine, Ted in Mythland.
Stratemeyer, Edward, Minute Boys of Lexington.
Warde, Margaret, Betty Wales, B. A.
Whyte, G. T., Story Book Girls.
Wiggin, K. D., Story of Patsy.
Esperanto
Bullen, G. W., The Standard Course of Esperanto.
Cox, Geo., comp., A Grammar and Commentary on Esperanto.
Motteau, A.. Esperanto-English Dictionary.
O'Connor. J. C., Esperanto (The Universal Language).
O'Connor, J. C.. Esperanto; Handy Pocket Vocabulary.
O'Connor, J. C., Esperanto Primer.
O'Connor and Haves, English-Esperanto Dictionary.
The Amerika Esperantisto Magazine.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 3"
Huntingdon Club1908-09
(Collateral Reading List)
Birrell, Augustine, Complete Works.
Browne, Sir Thomas, Religio Medici.
Brown, Sir Thomas, Urn Burial.
Dobson, Austin, Life of Richard Steele.
Evelyn, John, Diary.
Forster, John, Life of Swift.
Lowell, James Russell, Complete Works.
Masson, David, Three Devils and Other Essays.
Pepys, Samuel, Diary.
Richard, Samuel, Complete Works.
Saintsbury, George, Life of Dryden.
Saintsbury, George, Short History of English Literature.
Shelburne, Essays: ed. by P. E. More.
The Spectator.
Stephen, Leslie, Life of Swift.
Taine, H. A., History of English Literature.
The Tatler.
The Guardian.
Thackeray, Wm. M., English Humorists.
Traill, H. D., Life of Sterne.
Wendell, Barrett, Temper of the Seventeenth Century
in English Literature.
\ Kindergarten Books
(Requested)
Adler, Felix, Moral Instruction of Children.
Arnold Matthew, Sweetness and Light (In Culture and
Anarchy).
Bryant, S. C., How to Tell Stories to Children.
Chubb. Percival, The Teaching of English.
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Couch, A. T. Quiller, Ed., Oxford Book of English
Verse.
Crothers, S. M., The Pardoner's Wallet.
Davidson, Thomas, Education of the Greek People and
Its Influence on Civilization.
De Garmo, Charles, Herbart and the Herbartians.
Du Bois, Patterson, The Point of Contact in Teaching.
Fiske, John, The Destiny of Man.
Fiske, John, Through Nature to God.
Froebel, Autobiography.
Froebel, Letters on the Kindergarten.
Gross, Karl, Play of Man.
Howells, W. D., Boy's Town.
Morley, M. W., Seed Babies.
Pater, Walter, The Child in the House.
Riis, Jacob, Children of the Tenements.
Riis, Jacob, How the other half live.
Riis, Jacob, The Making of an American.
Royce, Josiah, The spirit of Modern Philosophy.
Van Dyke, Henry, Toiling of Felix and Other Poems.
Warner, C. D., Being a Boy.
Wiggin, K. D., Story of Patsy.
Wiltse, S. E., Folklore Stories and Proverbs.

Charles Dickens
Chesterton, Charles DickensA critical study.
Dickens, Mamie, and Hogarth, G., ed.Letters of
Charles Dickens, ed. by his sister-in-law and eldest daughter.
Dolby, GeorgeCharles Dickens as I knew him.
Forester, J.Life of Charles Dickens, portrait.
Hanaford, P. A.Life and Writings of Charles Dickens.
A woman's memorial volume.
Stoddard, R. H., EditorAnecdote biography of Thackeray and Dickens.
Sweetser, K. D.Ten girls from Dickens.
Ward, A. W.Dickens (English Men of Letters).
Weedon, L. L.Child characters from Dickens.
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Analytics.
Fields, J. F.Charles Dickens (Yesterdays with authors).
Henly, W. E.Charles Dickens (Views and reviews).
Hodgkins, L. M.Charles Dickens (Guide to the study
of igth century authors).
Hunt, T. W.Prose style of Dickens (Representative
prose and prose writers).
Hutton, L.Biographical and critical essay (Warner's
Library world's best literature).
Lang, AndrewLetters to dead authors (Dickens).
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recollections).
Poe, E. A.Essays, criticisms, authors, Vol. 3 (Dickens)
Recent Magazine Articles.
Welch, D.Boz and Boulogne (Harper's, Aug., 1908) ;
Charles Dickens' First Love (Harper's Weekly, Oct. 17,
1908).
Sibbald, W. A.Charles Dickens revisited (Westminster, Jan., 1907).
Dunton, F. W.Dickens & Father Christmas (igth
Century, December, 1907).
Barlow, G.Genius of Dickens (Contemporary, November, 1908).
Peck, H. T.Intimate talk about books that are worth
while (Dickens) Munsey, August, 1907).
Bibliography of Art Books.
American Painting, Story of, by Caffin.
Ancient art among the Greeks, Winckelmann.
Ancient Rome in the light of recent excavations, Lanciani.
Ancient sculpture, Redford.
Anecdotes of painters, Spooner.
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Antiquities of Rome, Helbig.
Appreciation of pictures, Sturgis.
Appreciation of sculpture, Sturgis.
Art criticism, Samson.
Art of the Greeks, Walters.
Art reader, Quinn.
Artist Biographies series; ed. by Sweetser. Allston,
Claude Lorraine, Durer, Fra Angelico, Landseer, Leonardo
Da Vinci, Michael Angelo, Murillo, Raphael, Rembrandt,
Reynolds, Titian, Turner, Van Dyck.
Breton Jules, an autobiography.
British Painters and Sculptors, Cunningham.
Castles and Chateaux of old Navarre, Miltoun.
Cathedral churches of England and Wales, Bonney.
Cathedrals and churches of Northern Italy, Bumpus.
Cathedrals and cloisters of the South, of France, Rose.
Chavannes, Puvis de, Alexandre, ed.
Classic Architecture, Smith and Slater.
Classic and Italian painting, Poynter.
Cyclopedia of painters and painting, Champlin, ed.
Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Ecclesiastical art in Germanymiddle ages, Lubke.
Famous Art Cities series, Florence, Nuremberg, Pompeii,
Venice.
Florentine painters of the Renaissance, Borenson.
Fra Angelico, Staley.
French Art, Brownell.
French furniture, Saglio.
Gardens of England, Holme.
German, Flemish and Dutch schools of painting, Crowe.
Golden days of the Renaissance in Rome, Lanciani.
Great Artist Series: Claud Lorrain, Cruikshank, Vernet,
Landscape Painters of Holland, Rubens.
Greek Art, History of, Tarbell.
Heirlooms in miniatures, Wharton.
Art, History of, Goodyear.
Art, History of, Lubke.
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How to Identify Portrait Miniatures, Williamson.
How to judge architecture, Sturgis.
How to study pictures, Caffin.
Impressions of Japanese architecture, Cram.
Italian art, Viardot.
Italian days and ways, Wharton.
Italian school of painting, Kugler.
Italian villas and their gardens, Wharton.
Japan and its art, Huish.
Lectures on art, Ruskin.
Legendary and mythological art, Clement.
Makers of Florence, Oliphant,
Makers of Venice, Oliphant. ,
Medieval Art, Reber.
Miniatures, Heath.
Miniatures in manuscripts, Lacroix.
Modern painters, Ruskin.
Modern painters and their paintings, Tytler.
New art of an ancient people, Lilien.
Old China book, Moore.
Old Dutch and Flemish masters, Van Dyke, J. C., ed.
Old furniture book, Moore.
The old masters, Tytler,
Painters, Lives of the, Vasari.
Pen drawing, Maginnis.
Pictorial composition, Poore.
Picture Galleries of Europe, Thompson.
The Renaissance, Pater.
Ruins and excavations of ancient Rome, Lanciani.
Scottish school of painting, McKay.
Sculpture, painting and architecture, History of, Memes.
Seven lamps of architecture and painting, Ruskin.
Spanish and French painters, Smith, G. W.
Stones of Venice, Ruskin.
Story of art throughout the ages, Reinach.
Studies in pictures, Van Dyke, J. C.
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Three Years' Art; EpitomePainting, Sculpture and
Architecture, Huish.
Tuscan and Venetian artists, Rea.
Velasquez and His Times, Justi.
Venetian Painters of the Renaissance, Borenson.
Venice, Yriarte.
Whistler, Works of, Gary.
World's painters, Hoyt.
Periodicals.
The Craftsman, International Studio, Masters in Art.
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Annual Report of the Colored Library
Savannah, Ga., February 3, 1909.
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor, City of Savannah:
SirI respectfully submit my report for the year ending December 3ist, 1908:
Receipts.
Appropriation by the city . ............ .$360.00
Donations . ........................... 37.20
Total . ............................... $397-20
Expenses.
Salary of Librarian . ................. .$120.00
Rental . .............................. 120.00
Light and fuel . ..........f............ 33.92
Insurance . ............................ 4.80
City dailies (two) . .................... 13.20
Books and periodicals . ................ 74.53
Repairs and improvements . ............ 37.60
Total ................................ $404.05
Deficit for the year .................... $ 6.85
January ist, 1908, total number of books............ 2,060
During the year, total number of books added....... 75
2,135
During the year, additional cards issued............ 69
Total number of persons holding cards.............. 460
Total number of books borrowed during the year.... 1,144
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A comparison of the records of 1908 with those of 1907
shows growth and improvement in every feature. The demands made on the library extend fully to the equipment we
have with which to meet them.
The reading room is steadily gaining in favor. The daily
papers and a number of prominent magazines are on file,
through subscription. In addition, there is a considerable
amount of up-to-date reading matter supplied regularly by
friends.
From the circulating department there comes a steady
call for books which we do not have, among which I make
special mention of the works of Augusta Evans, and also
books that are suitable for children.
The library hours are as follows:
Week days10 a. m. to i p. m.; 5 p. m. to 8. p. m.
Sundays10 a. m. to n a. m.
Respectfully submitted,
A. L. TUCKER, President.
C. A- R. McDOWELL, Librarian.
Our Board of Curators are:
Dr. F. S. Belcher, Dr. J. H. Bugg,
Dr. S. P. Lloyd, Duncan Scott,
George W. Jacobs, Sol C.Johnson, j
C. A. R. McDowell, A. L. Tucker.
Librarian. Henry Pearso^
E. E. DesYerney, Secretary.
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ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
KATE BALDWIN FREE
KINDERGARTEN ASSOCIATION
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
FOR HE YEAR
ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 1908
GEORGE J. BALDWIN
PRESIDENT
(M. R. C. S.-21)

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Annual Report of Kate Baldwin Free
Kindergarten Association
January 30, 1909.
His Honor Mayor George W. Tiedeman,
City of Savannah.
Dear Sir:I have the honor to submit to you the ninth
annual report of the Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten, an
institution which is endeavoring to train by modern and
practical educational methods as many of the children of
this City as it is possible to do with private enterprise.
I call to your special attention the fact that educators
everywhere are agreed that the Kindergarten should be
made a part of every public school system, and I believe
this to be especially true in the City of Savannah.
Respectfully submitted,
GEO. J. BALDWIN,
President Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten.
January i, 1909.
Mr. Geor"ge J. Baldwin, President,
Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten Association,
Savannah, Georgia.
My dear Mr. Baldwin:In submitting to you the following report, it is my aim not simply to tabulate and present
facts and statistics; these have been presented year after
year for eight years without apparently conveying to the
public mind their inner significance; accordingly I have
made it my purpose, in this report, to give, in such measure
as limited space will allow, an interpretation of facts; the
educational, the social, the human significance of what is
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done in our Kindergartens, Mother's organizations, Boys'
and Girls' clubs, and in our community work at large. As
a basis for such interpretation I call your attention to the
following brief statement of facts.
Number of Free Kindergartens four, maintained as follows:
Three supported and maintained by the Association,
namely:
South Side Kindergarten, Montgomery and 3ist Streets,
Jessie Anderson, Principal; Beulah Rabun, Pianist. Number of children on register, 55.
Chatham Kindergarten, East Broad and Taylor Streets,
Carol P. Oppenheimer, Principal; Henrietta A. Falk, ASSIST
tant. Number of children on register, 42.
East Side Kindergarten, Habersham and Congress
Streets, Clara B. Vaughan, Principal; Loretta McCarthy,
Assistant. Number of children on register, 40.
Total number of children on register in the Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten Association, 137.
One, supported by the Council of Jewish Women.
The Kindergarten of The Council, Ann an,d West
Broughton Streets, Miss Estelle Gutman, Principal; Miss
Ella O'Mara, Assistant. Number of children on register, 32.
Total number of children in Free Kindergartens, 169.
Number of Private Kindergartens whose principals attend the Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten Association conferences, two, namely:
Miss Hardee, Kindergarten 10 West Taylor Street, Miss
Axson, Kindergarten, Haskell-Pape School.
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Boys' and Girls' Clubs
The Jolly Boys' Club.Leader, Mr. Edward Steel. Place
of meeting, Boys' Club Room Chatham Kindergarten Building, East Broad and Taylor Streets.
Time of meeting, Friday evenings at quarter of eight.
Membership 9. Age of members, 12 to 14.
The Girls' Recreation Club. Leader, Miss Oppenheimer.
Place of meeting, Chatham Kindergarten.
Time of meeting, Monday afternoons at quarter of four.
Membership 20. Age of members, 12 to 14.
The American Girls' Club. Leaders, Mrs. W. B. Spann,
Jr., Miss Henrietta Falk.
Place of meeting, Chatham Kindergarten.
Time of meeting, Friday afternoons at half past four.
-Membership 20. Age of members, 9 to 12.
Mothers' Clubs
A Mothers' Club is established in connection with each
of the Free Kindergartens.
South Side Mothers' Club. Membership 57. President,
Mrs. Dunaway; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Sutlive.
Chatham Mothers' Club. Membership 50. President,
Mrs. Craig; Secretary, Mrs. Kramer; Treasurer, Mrs. Davis.
East Side Mothers' Club. Membership 40. President,
Mrs. Spellman; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. McGoldrick.
The Council Mothers' Club. Membership 30. President,
Mrs. Mendes^ Vice-President, Mrs. Lipsitz; Secretary and
Treasurer, Mrs. Smallheiser.
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The Mothers' Clubs use their organization to supplement
in every possible way, the work of the Kindergarten. Committees of mothers furnish greens for the decoration of the
Kindergartens at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Chatham
Mothers' Club gave to the children of Chatham Kindergarten a Thanksgiving feast of milk and apples and individual
pumpkin pies. . At South Side, one of the mothers brought
cooking materials to the Kindergarten and made individual
sweet potato pies from a huge sweet potato grown by the
children on the Kindergarten grounds.
The following is an abridged list of the gifts to the Kindergarten, during the past year, from the Mothers' Clubs:
South Side Mothers' ClubScreened the windows and
doors of South Side Kindergarten. Paid gardener to help in
care of grounds, cutting hedge, etc. Gave Easter party to
the children.
Chatham KindergartenPorcelain sink and child's porcelain wash stand. Hose and hose reel. Making and care
of garden. Repairing piano. Work of a carpenter in remodeling Kindergarten tables, making toy boxes, etc.
East Side Mothers' ClubThe East Side Mothers' Club
has earned for the Kindergarten during the past year $95.
$65 of this amount it contributed outright for the use of the
Kindergarten according to the discretion of the Association.
The rest of the money has been spent in the putting in of
much needed cupboards, the purchase of new song books,
repairing the piano and the sand table.
Miss Sasnett's Domestic Science Work with the Mothers
Members of South Side, Chatham and East Side Mothers' Clubs meet with Miss Martha Sasnett in her domestic
science rooms at The Haskell-Pape School for practical
work in cooking, instruction in food values and in good and
economical buying.
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Parents' Meeting
A new feature of our Kindergarten work is the parents'
meeting, held, of necessity, in the evening, that the fathers
of the children may be present. To these meetings have
come not only the fathers and mothers of the Kindergarten
children but uncles and aunts and, in several instances,
grown brothers and sisters. The big Kindergarten room of
Chatham is taxed to its utmost capacity, leaving no doubt
as to the need of such meetings.
Medical Inspection
The Kindergartens are still under the careful medical
inspection of Dr. Lawrence Lee, in charge of Chatham Kindergarten ; Dr. Marion Thomas, in charge of East Side Kindergarten; Dr. John K. Train, in charge of South Side
Kindergarten.
The gain in the health of the children since a year ago
last October, when systematic inspection was first installed,
is almost incredible. Removable disabilities, such as adenoid growths, enlarged tonsils, crossed eyes, have been attended to by specialists. Dr. H. H. Martin has had charge
of the adenoid and tonsil cases, Dr. Julian F. Chisholm of
the eye cases. Dr. Martin has successfully operated upon
25 cases of adenoid growth since our last report was submitted. Through the talks of the doctors to the mothers
at Mothers' Meetings, through the careful work of the Kindergartners in observing the best health conditions in the
Kindergartens, and in working with the mothers in helping
to carry out the doctors' suggestions, there has come into the
homes of the children a more careful observance of the laws
of hygiene and sanitation, greater care in the kind and
quantity and preparation of the food given to the children,
and a habit of prompt and effective attention to slight ills,
which is so simple and yet in most cases an absolute preventive of serious illness. One striking instance of the effectiveness of simple preventive measures is the almost complete
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stamping out of the malady familiarly known as "ground
itch." A year ago last October the Supervisor found thirty
cases in the free kindergartens as against three, this October.
The decrease from thirty to three is illustrative of the preventive measures urged upon the mothers and practiced
by them through the summer months.
Attempts at Exterior Improvement of the Kindergartens.
It is a part of the educational idea of the Kindergarten
that all the environment of childhood should be beautiful,
that it should be expressive of order, care, selection and an
appreciation of simple beauty both in the world of art and
nature. The interiors of the Kindergartens have for some
time approximated this ideal, but with the exteriors the ideal
has been difficult of attainment. The standard of the communities in which the Kindergartens are situated is such
that writing on the outside of buildings, allowing cows and
chickens to demolish flower gardens and lawns, using the
carefully planted lawns as a cross cut to the pedestrian's destination, permitting half-grown boys to swing on young
trees and to break through newly-planted hedges,all
these things are not only tolerated by the adults in the community but sometimes sanctioned by the practice of the
grown people themselves. Under such conditions, it will
be readily understood that the creating of a beautiful exterior environment for our Kindergartens has not been
easy. It involves no less a problem than educating an entire community. In spite of the difficulty and bigness of the
task, we are able to record much progress.
With the kind and generous aid of the Park and Tree
Commission, the grounds of South Side Kindergarten have
been denned by an attractive hedge; the lawn has been fertilized and re-sown; eight poplar trees, outlining the 'approach to the Kindergarten, planted; flower gardens, for
the children's own planting, laid out; and vines planted to
cover an unsightly fence. The work of saving and caring
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for all this has been endless and sometimes most discouraging but, at the time of this writing, blooming hyacinths and
daffodils, unpicked and untrampled, are giving their silent
testimony'in the children's garden of the educating power
of the beautiful. Similar attempts at cultivation of the
small plot of ground in front of Chatham Kindergarten have
been made. East Side has no grounds.
South Side Kindergarten has been painted white with
green blinds. It was painted by the father of one of the
Kindergarten children who volunteered his services as an
expression of his appreciation of what the Kindergarten is
doing for his child. The money to buy the paint was made
by a sale of hand-made articles, the work of the members
of the South Side Mothers' Club. This building was painted
last March, and up to the present time, no handwriting or
mark of any kind defaces it.
Festivals
Educators are agreed that there is no better way of giving to the child certain significant aspects of history that are
his as "heir of all the ages," than by the fitting celebration
of great festivals. The festival preserves not merely the
facts of history but the spirit, the happiness, the beauty and
the poetry of the ages. Aristotle pointed out that poetry
rightly understood is truer than history, for while history
is a record of facts, poetry is the record of the spirit of men
from which facts have their birth.
There is no festival more fraught with poetry than the
celebration of the May, so perfectly in accord with the spirit
of joyousness in Nature that has always surrounded the
blossoming of the spring. This year the May festival was
celebrated by all the Kindergarten children together with a
large group of children from the Haskell-Pape School. The
procession of the May Queen through the park to the Regimental Armory where old May games were played, old May
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dances revived and the May pole wound, brought great
delight, not only to the children, but to their parents.
The celebration of Thanksgiving, of Christmas, of New
Year's, of the birthdays of Washington and Lee, were also
appropriately and joyously observed in all of the Kindergartens.
Interpretation
What meaning lies behind these facts? What human
ends are served? What benefit to the individual and to the
larger social body?
First as to the Kindergarten: For two years, for the
school days of eight months from nine o'clock until twelve,
little children between the imitative, impressionable, plastic
ages of four and six are gathered in rooms simply and
beautifully decorated, with most careful sanitary and hygienic arrangements. These rooms are specially equipped
with educational material suited to the needs of young
children, material scientifically prepared by expert educators, not only to meet the needs that the children already
have and are conscious of having but to develop new needs
and interests, and so to promote the child's growth through
his own self-activity. And all this under the charge of
teachers all of whom have, as a minimum requirement for
their positions, a High School education or its equivalent,
and two full years of professional training with all that such
training for teaching kindergarten implies: namely, a careful study of the science and history of education; psychology; child study; the best literature, songs and games to
give to young children; a knowledge of the meaning of the
family and of all social institutions; a knowledge of the
nature world and of fundamental processes of industry and
of art sufficient to stimulate and wisely to guide such dawning interests in the child. They have, above all, a philosophy
of life, a belief in an ordered universe in which truth and
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righteousness and beauty and the essential nobility of the
human soul are fundamental verities to be presented to the
child in the terms of right and happy living, in obedience
to law and to the principles of cause and effect, and in a
quickened response to beauty and all the legitimate delights
of child life.
We submit to you the question: Is it possible to overstate the formative, educational power in a little child's life
of such environment and training?
What now is the inner significance of the work done in
the Mothers' Club and the Parents' meetings?
It means deepening the bond between the home and
the school; it means that the child has the supreme advantage of the intelligent and close co-operation of the two
mighty institutions that most affect his life; it means that
the mother grows with the growth of her child; that a new
and larger education is given to her which calls forth her
best powers of service and of love not only for her own
child and in her own family, but in the extension of her
personality and power into the life of the community for the
supreme betterment of that community. This service to the
community reacts upon the individual mother and increases
her sense of power, her worth as a human being.
Boys' and Girls' Clubs
I know of no better way of bringing to your consciousness the significance of the Boys* and Girls' clubs as a fine
training for manhood and womanhood than submitting to
you in its entirety the constitution of the Jolly Boys' Club
worked out and formulated by the members of the Club
in conjunction with their leader, Mr. Edward Steel.
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Jolly Boys' ClubConstitution
Object: To form a small band of Savannah boys who
shall be honest friends, united in their purpose of learning
to make things well with their hands and meeting together
in a manly fashion in their own room.
Membership: There shall be not more than nine members ; eight boys and one big boy, who shall be leader.
All members shall be elected by a two-thirds vote of the
Club with the exception of the Charter Members who were
chosen by the leader and who have drawn up this Constitution and first signed it with him.
A member may be deprived of his membership by a twothirds vote of the Club.
A member to be in good standing must be loyal to the
members of the Club and must work for the good of the
Club. He must be quiet and orderly in the Club Building
and Club Room, must act sensibly and like a man. He must
come to all meetings neat and clean; must pay his dues regularly ; and must come to all the meetings. If he does not
care enough to do these things for the Club the Club does
not want him for a member.
Government: There shall be four officers: President,
Secretary, Marshal, and Leader.
The President shall be responsible for the manliness of
the Club.
It shall be his duty to see that the members work for the
Club and keep in good standing. Whenever a member is
not loyal he must tell him so. When a member is not in
good standing or continues to be disloyal he must suspend
him.
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The President shall preside at all meetings of the Club.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a list of the members
present at each regular meeting and of the dues paid. He
shall tell the President whenever any member has been
absent from two regular meetings in succession or has not
paid his dues for three meetings in succession. He shall
have charge of the Club's money, keeping an account of all
money received and spent and giving all money received
to the Leader for safe keeping. No money shall be spent
except as directed by a two-thirds vote of the Club.
The Marshal shall be responsible for order in the Club's
meetings. He shall also act as Librarian and shall have
charge of the Club's property. He shall be responsible for
the care of the Club Room. In this last work he shall be
assisted by one other member who shall be appointed every
second regular meeting by the President.
The Leader shall teach the members how to work with
their hands and shall work with the other members for the
good of the Club.
Forms and Laws: Whenever the President has suspended a member, either because he believes him to be disloyal to the Club or because the member is not in good
standing as above explained, then the President shall endeavor with the help of the Marshal, to find out why the
member has not done his duty. He shall also tell the member to be ready to appear at the next regular meeting to
explain his conduct to the other members of the Club.
At this meeting the President shall, as usual, preside.
At his right hand shall sit the Secretary-Treasurer, at his
left the Leader; opposite him the Marshal; and on either
side the other members of the Club. The suspended member shall not be admitted until he is brought in by the Marshal. The President shall call the meeting to order. The
Marshal shall read the charge against the suspended
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member and the President shall tell all that he knows
about the case. The Marshal shall then bring in
the suspended member and the Leader shall explain
to him just why the President believes him to be
unworthy of membership. ' The suspended shall then
tell why he has acted so, may ask the pardon of the
Club if he thinks he has done wrong, or may simply say that
he thinks he has been misunderstood in case he does not
think he has done wrong. The suspended shall then leave
the meeting, and a general debate shall follow. In the
course of this debate the suspended may at any time be
sent for by the President for further questioning by the
Leader. Finally, a vote of the Club shall be taken by ballot
and when the suspended is absent from the meeting room.
It shall require a two-thirds vote to expel.
The President shall not be suspended except by the
Leader and upon the petition in writing of a majority of the
members.
By-Laws
Dues: At each regular meeting each member shall pay
two cents as dues.
Meetings: Regular meetings shall be held every Friday
evening from quarter of eight till half-past nine o'clock.
Special meetings may be called at any time by the
Leader.
Is it possible even to read this document without recognizing the formative work, the character development that
lies back of it?
In the report submitted a year ago I gave a full account
of the work of medical inspection. The brief health report
this year, though less detailed, speaks too emphatically for
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any further emphasis to be needed of the splendid volunteer
service of the physicians in raising the physical plane upon
which the lives of the poorer people are lived.
Discouraging Aspects
The lack of any general public response and understanding of the educational significance of the work of the Kindergarten is most discouraging to the working force of the
Kindergarten. More particularly the failure.to meet with
co-operation and encouragement on the part of the Public
School authorities, where such recognition would most reasonably be expected, and the lack of any opportunity to
work with the primary teachers, to whom our children go
upon leaving the Kindergarten, to bring about an intelligent
understanding on the part of the primary teacher of the
measure and kind of education possessed by the kindergarten child when he enters the primary grade, is both disheartening and disquieting. The Kindergarten child when
he enters the primary school has a mental content of good
stories, poems, songs, music, rhythm and picturesthe classics of childhood suitable to his age and development; he
has an aroused and stimulated interest in the nature world
and a love and sympathy with that world, together with
some knowledge of the care of plants and animals; he has
learned how to construct simple objects and how to build
purposefully with blocks and the result of such manual
training is expressed, not only in the advanced development
of his hand, but in clearer reasoning powers, a little skill in
planning and in combination and invention; he has gained
the ability to give simple narrations of his own experiences
and to reproduce orally good short stories and poems; he
has learned how to be one of a group and has gained a habit
of good-humored kindly co-operation with the activity of
others, and an acceptance of community regulations. He
has acquired habits of obedience, promptness, neatness,
order and attention; he brings to his work a quickened spirit,
a zest for new ventures which is born of his remembrance of
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pleasure and interest in his past school experiences, and he
brings, too, an attitude of mind toward the teacher, as his
friend and comrade, as well as his instructor, which makes
him eminently teachable.
So far as we are able to learn, the curriculum of the primary school in Savannah takes no account of this capital
that the kindergarten child brings, and in so far as
it does not, we maintain that it is wasteful of the child's best
powers. All good modern primary work is based upon the
previous kindergarten training of the child. The older work
that substitutes drill for development ignores the fundamental interests and natural powers of the child and is fashioned
to meet purely adult conceptions.
Help from the Outside
The coming of Mr. Earl Barnes, public lecturer and educator, to Savannah at the invitation of the Huntingdon
Club, gave new impetus and encouragement to our work.
Mr. Barnes' two courses of lectures, "The History of Civilization" and the course on "The Training and Development
of Children," were made, for this year, a required part of
our normal training. Therefore, all of our students and
kindergartners attended both courses. This work with Mr.
Barnes, both for its definite practical help and its inspiring
quality, was of incalculable benefit. It was encouraging,
too, to have this experienced educator express his unqualified approval of the work of our kindergartens.
The officers of the Mothers' Club attended Mr. Barnes'
lectures on child training. One of the mothers, who is also
a member of the Daughters of Isabella, gave to that organization a full report of Mr. Barnes' lectures from notes that
she had taken throughout the course. This extended use of
the wisdom and knowledge that she had gained is significant
of the sort of enlightenment and helpfulness that we most
want to encourage educationally.
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Normal Department
One of the most encouraging aspects of our work this
year has been in the increased number of applicants for
entrance to our Normal Training Department. Twenty-five
applications were received as against four a year ago. Out
of the twenty-five, however, it was possible to consider only
eight. The other seventeen failed to meet the standard required; namely, the holding of a diploma from a High
School or its equivalent and evidence of special fitness for
the work. We feel the progress of the Kindergarten is assured, not by the number of kindergartners that we graduate, but by the kind.
In concluding, I would call your attention to my conviction that the most encouraging element in our work is the
spirit in which it is undertaken and carried on. The kindergartners are giving that kind of service that cannot be
commanded, it can only be inspired. That it is so inspired
by the vital, creative nature of the work in which they are
engaged is the chief recommendation of the worth of that
work.
Respectfully submitted,
(Signed) HORTENSE M. ORCUTT,
Supervisor.
(M. R. C. 8.22>

STATISTICS
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
ITS TRADE AND COMMERCE
FOR THE TEAR
1908
COMPILED BY
NBTLB COLQCITT
Sawvtiunr to tk M
BANK CLEARINGS AT SAVANNAH FOR THIRTEEN YEARS
February _ _
March ___ .
May __.__
June - _
July _. ....
September __
October _
Xovember
December
Total __
1008 1907
$19,069.484 46; $24.127.225
12.765,307 36 16.604.958
12,521,883 71; 15.551.230
",337,841 38! 13,706.744
12,583,000 27 15,231,942
12,132,560 18; 12.669.398
11.544,085 66 12.397.118
12,150.317 96, 12,096.009
22,363,873 551 23,107,734
25^59,9?2 60 30,270.450
21,706.016 80 25.700.14"
19,835,238 57 23,259664
$104,279.527 50 '224,821,619
1906
$19,563,208 41
17,619.627 21
16,182,388 23
l6,39-7.85I 04
19,504,211 24
14,172,074 80
15,126,835 64
15,223.797 II
20,827,539 33
32,764,347 79
29,293,042 16
25.929,504 04
$242,603.427 oo
1905
$15,836,784 70
12,327,773 95
12,592,307 10
13,556,467 78
14,245,151 40
16.287.206 03
18,847,900 43
15,958.349 74
28,638,449 23
27,711.35434
31,576,095 55
24,944.199 72
$232,521,039 97
1904
$17,571,663 46
13,284,352 02
12,474,699 13
10,933,238 51
",584,530 25
12,374,343 98
11,888.614 54
13,255,577 99
27,089,912 91
27,455,967 17
22,539,708 83
21,344,153 35
($201,796,751 64
1903
$19.542420 26
15,531,205 9?
14,903,183 03
12,720,753 27
11,148,444 32
11,397,250 94
"375,01247
16,666,300 14
19.689,811 62
25,850,735 86
22,476.266 59
13,963,277 99
$195.265,562 48
1902
$16,388,841 19
11,604.478 86
11,462,399 12
13,004,404 75
14,433,208 12
IMS3.595 66
11,492,579 06
11,690495 61
18,093,746 38
19,588,972 60
21,456,663 83
20,400,292 71
$181,069,677 89
1901
$21,294,903 99
17,372,890 25
14,067,862 47
13,529,275 78
12,869,446 15
10,392,722 67
10,453,907 29
9,466,585 27
12,983,638 01
21,884.303 23
10,925.528 33
18.020,090 95
15:0
$19,203.700 54
22,492.042 04
22,792,462 29
16,344,541 80
13,511,250 54
13,088,557 45
16,742,267 05
13.172,194 58
30,580,047 63
30,413,424 76
24,388.524 75
22,865,490 02
i
$182,261.154 39 $245,594,5 1 2 45
1899
$12,664.448 92
8,852,776 36
8.133,136 78
8,546,058 45
9,961,071 36
9,134.356 16
9,033,495 52
9,265,668 95
12,232,879 16
15,878.009 76
17,799,296 21
17.013,416 61
$138.514,714 24
1898
$13,104,180 88
IO,O42,845 12
9,654,926 57
8,270,830 94
7,871,082 50
7425,404 I?
6,875,786 72
7,054,579 42
11.028,865 37
17,594,875 82
15,780,046 35
14,544,531 08
$129,248,854 94
1897
$I2.063,089 02
8,456,510 94
8480,045 10
8,823,353 ii
7,581,823 81
6,883.168 ii
7,773,990 40
6,685,563 Si
13,366.012 it
17.661.581 48
15,809,89,5 14
14,192,369 19
$127,777,401 99
1896
$12,368,716 17
10,852,586 17
8403,368 42
7,367,729 82
7,991,395 38
6,339,421 67
6,231,868 02
6,810,973 90
14,006,350 13
16,338,453 21
14,603,548 45
13,441,925 74
$124,756.337 So
(M.R.C.S.22 338-339)
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 339
340_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Savannah's Traffic and Transportation Facilities
The quantity of freight handled by vessels visiting this
port during 1908 (January ist to December 3ist) was approximately 3,500,000 tons.
There are six railroads centered at Savannah with
tracks covering twelve States with the population of over
24,000,000.
They are the Central of Georgia Railway, with mileage
of 1,915 miles; Seaboard Air Line, with mileage of 2,992
miles; Atlantic Coast Line Railway, with mileage of 4,129
miles; Southern Railway, with mileage of 7,293 miles; Brinson Railway, with mileage of 25 miles; Savannah and
Statesboro, with mileage of 53 miles. Total mileage, 16,407
miles.
Application has been made for charter for the Savannah and Southwestern Railway, with the intention of building from Savannah to Fort Gaines, Ga. According to the
charter petition the length of the road when finished will
be 275 miles. The counties through which the road will
run are Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, Telfair, Ben Hill, Irvin,
Turner, Worth, Dougherty, Calhoun and Clay.
The Central of Georgia Railway is owned by the Illinois
Central Railway. The latter having a total mileage of more
than 6,000 miles and connecting with the Central of Georgia Railway at Birmingham, Ala.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railway is controlled by the
same interests as the L. & N., with mileage of 4,678. These
lines have a direct connection at Montgdmery, Ala., and
River Junction, Fla., also via Augusta and Georgia Railroad
at Atlanta. The .Georgia Railway has a mileage of 331
miles, and is leased jointly by the Atlantic Coast Line and
L. & N.
DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES FROM THE PORT OF SAVANNAH. GA, FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1908, AND FOR THE EIGHTEEN YEARS PRECEDING.
COUNTRY January February ' March
I
Africa . . S_ ----- . $ _$ 15,056
Argentine Republic _____ .- __ ___ __ ___ ' 15.410
Austria-Hungary ______ 192.058 98.719 173780
Azores _ _ _
Belgium .. .......... 41.045 52,175 3.337
Bermuda ______ __ _ ._ ______
Brazil _ . ___ _ __ ' 4.029' 5,976
Chili . ....
China - __________ ______ '_. ..
Cuba . __ _______ . ___ ._ ___ 3229
Denmark - ____ _ 200 1 22127
East Indies ________
F.gypt . . _ .. ______
England (see also Scotland). 1,440.507 502304 292,452
France ______ 759.741 398.928 61,507
Germany . ___ . _____ _ 4,359.096 1.622,626 833,136
Greece - ____ _ _
India (Br.) __________ 639 647 ______
Italy. _ . ___ 346253 88.145 94,052
Japan . _____
Netherlands - _______ 275.756 370.606' 3~2~7,164
Norway . ______ ........ _ 31,897 8.098
Nova Scotia, etc. -..--. _ ... ____ ___ ___ '.
Panama ___ ___ .. ______ 13023'
April | May | June
! 1
-
48255
23,155
..
July | August | September
$ ' t
r
71274
1.950 170,869 22,077
4.847
214,197 501,116
123.063i 135,054
1,1652951 631,347
70.118
133,000
489.960
75225
576,596
___ . _ L _ _
131,446
_
351,011 l6~.121
4272
Peru . ___ ... ' ;
Portugal _ _
Quebec _ _____ .. ....
Russia _. ... ____ 106.357 134,579 178,316
San Domingo
Scotland (see Eng.i... ___ 22.400 ___________
Spam . .. __ __ 671.778 260244 522288
Sweden . _______ 114.966 54.725 91305
Uruguay _ ____ _ _ ;
West Indies (Br).
i
Totals ____ _______ ....1908-. ? S.330396$ 3.633,147'$ 2.647,733
__ 1907.. 8204.675 3.175,327- 4,703.726
- - __ 1906- 4,540.185 3.473.537 2.793,147 . . _ .1915- 3.938.625 2.679,859 2.579.001 ... 19)4.. 7.893.709 3.872.091' 1.552,940
---_... _____I903__ 6.882.150 4.928263 4,605360
---.. 1902.. 5.099,332 3.388.814 1.352,405
- ......1901- 3.757.192 4.650,926' 2,720.851
.. . ___ 1900.. 4,319.773 4.762.120 6.206264
... . 1899- 3.141.804 2.139211' 957,133
" -._____. ...1898.. 3.020.500 2.506,424 2247.860
... 1897.. 2.709,709 1.399.482 1.608,049
-. 18%.. 1.360,085 1.352.946 1.942,083
----- . 1895- 2.484.074 1,554,1031 1292,602
.... ...1894- 3.662.165 999283 1,262,792
-.1893.. 2.373399 1.069.959' 1,117,796
- ......1892- 1,618.106 2.587,415 1.167248
- 1891 3.492777 3.030.868' 2,004,608
. 1890.. 3249.444 2206202- 1,621369
199,720
683
22.050
' 97,894
196763
84,811 27.179
! _
73,384
21,888
6.472
38,062
127,789
177.165
21.476
|
$ 2,480.660
2.962.119
3.752.685
1.654,666
2.391,806
3.539,085
2,042.930
2.137,333
3.310.838
653,111
1.524,133
1,166,364
1,031209
1,477.426
1.307212
803.992
752.365
1226,996
811,181
$ 1,638241
2.916291
2.675.911
5.062,122
820.635
1.479,444
2.290,572
2,629.638
1,366304
877.702
890,857
1.090374
1.449,343
835,746
1,189.987
847273
834225
958372
501.335
$ 2,114,603
2,335,355
3,114214
2,345,618
856340
749.610
1.540,027
1.459,007
1,306.641
1212,859
1.105333
788,496
865,892
638.863
712,131
929,103
762,429
705399
465,024
~3~,73
27.675
374.700
184,135
162.481
18.000
20,717
$ 813,523
1,752,065
1.726,325
3.333,987
543,162
763.426
1.038,873
1.452,505
1,306,641
1,076.125
839,272
588,824
668239
1,024,405
401,197
633.671
541,731
474.091
455.582
$ ..
16,362
2.698
358,080
209.828
49,397
71,044
20,705
7~966
$ 794,052
866259
2,543,140
2,333,809
535,333
474,855
855.511
653264
1,120,161
845,555
722,415
557,171
646,931
549,729
283257
466,004
513,339
340,052
322,433
58,558
45,303
1,197,925
1,041,164
3,326,340
l"6",924
47298
"333.616
9338
5271
73,623
19,938
22,336
102231
10,000
$ 6,504,789
5,641.790
3,032.650
8,856,613
9,815,325
4,389,382
6,620,984
2,676,564
6,424,584
3,077.701
1,501,923
1,928,908
1.680,198
1,348,396
789,908
1,566238
970,991
816,965
3,529782
l
October | November
$-__
150,543
37,039
156~.380
770.351
1.155,924
5,447,380
199,290
150,761
189,067
1,354,169
229,855
$ 9,840,759
10.982,576
11.970.486
9,037,453
14.705.929
9,854,486
7,260,964
6318,107
9,442,112
4,743.510
3,088,123
5,164.491
2,721,958
4.495246
3,894,571
4,889,436
3,820,117
4,410.403
6,165,418
^
163,068
95,526
13219
1,923,353
509230
3,373,949
3,002
243,556
260,669
8320
577
324,586
3,360
774,570
131,452
$ 7,828,947
10769,549
9,952,478
11279,117
10,074,689
11,547,482
7,409,853
7,442,998
5,631,579
4,397,041
5,101,507
5,142,515
5,101,477
3,337,539
3,596,128
4Q41 QT3
4,994,804
7253,087
4766.822
December
$ 8,796
79367
112,062
37206
1.585,102
751,504
2,755,721
2200
361,324
441,615
188,383
668,778
110,617
17,568
$ 7,120,742
10337,811
9,511,377
9,445231
8,306,156
9,352,730
8,771,686
6,767,674
4,449297
2,956.110
3,794,044
4260,139
3,860,450
2,652,154
3275,885
3,896,139
1356281
4,761,903
6,854,899
Totals 1908
$ 23,852
94277
1,084,677
533,180
lV,452
6,967
338,482
13219
9,658,547
5,011,340
24,485.449
5202
12,210
1,630,879
3,033,622
10212
21,843
23,148
28.522
1,548,587
17~3,487
4,706,129
1.010,539
17,568
7,900
$ 53.758.092
26,077,862
26.342.89
26,405.522
22,68031
21.690.283
21.374.51
23,535,503
20,419,05
29,476.49
30.949.991
Totals I9071
$ 84,387
24,100
992,342
538,876
197,820
6,002
290,744
36,001
14,603,175
4263,324
29,172,328
5,990
1,732,639
3,554,588
81,657
31201
12,675
30,701
320,104
1,663720
1,500
5,586,734
1,138,819
17299
$-__..__
65,147,666
Totals 1906
$ 12200
48,509
1.596,299
89,938
1,382,556
418,705
11,210
45,900
263,498
31,464
11,681,731
4,116,617
26,774,490
'2,916
1,119,536
2,980,359
22,772
17,390
13.660
39,188
1,766,942
4,847,157
1253,970
26,462
4,197
$._-
58,867,666
Totals 1905
16"3~,950
1,065,485
717~462
12,506
11249
25,300
404,715
45.306
71,335
11.881.341
2,988,916
31,301,155
7.345
1,489,137
1,975,634
~3d",70l
18.673
111,087
13.904
3,101,473
57,376
5.860.575
1,151.463
38.633
1,290
$_______
62.546,011
Totals 1904
$ 4253
34,538
560,841
475337
2,857
87,318
9,330
80,845
3.955
15,781284
2,936,173
36,216,948
3275
5.917
2,186,092
I3~io",99
45,662
381,027
94,653
2,617,584
3,612,685
891,220
15,820
' 13,952
$__-_
61,368,615
Totals 1903
$ 6277
55295
529,153
1,559,705
145,325
7,081
161,350
I2,627~662
3,5291680
28.386.379
18,021
1,368,150
1,567,137
130,613
21.926
120,198
83,492
3,326,468
3.121
55,988
4,032,751
811,712
11,089
$ _______
58.566.773
Totals 1902
1
5"6",737
372,807
1,489,529
105239
4,300
10,079
233.625
31,018
11.490286
2.460,314
21,848,454
1,462,868
1.542,127
67,041
198.502
. 3,875
2232,648
4,500
261,769
2,821,991
939,722
15,331
12,000
$._-_
47.671,951
I
Totals 1901|TotaIs 1900
1
"91,541
329358
7,121
1,650,435
72.321
3,996
2,632
57.540
25,547
12,341,453
1,472,171
21,953,409
1,062,387
1,043,091
2~1,963
12,665
447,960
4.453
288.049
3215.821
9.015
33,958
25,102
$--_.
44,166,659
122,113
537,235
2.382,283
63,740
16,748
78,838
14,0~30323
1.636,133
22.633,813
2,700.948
190.849
1.069,568
44,590
661,134
105.313
3.177,953
50,941
11,631
15702
$_-_-
COUNTRY
Africa
Argentine Republic
Austria-Hungary
Azores
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
Chili
China
Cuba
Denmark
East Indies
Egypt
England (sec also Scotland)
France
Germany
Greece
India (Br.)
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Norway
Nova Scotia, etc.
Panama
Peru
Portugal
Quebec
Russia
San Domingo
Scotland (sec Eng.)
Spain
Sweden
Uruguay
West Indies (Br.)
Total* ____ - ___ -190*
_ _ _ . 1907
i . . _1906
__________ 1905
. 1904
_ _______ 1903
.. .... __ 1902
. " 19tll
49,530,255 1 " _______ -.19011
_ -1899
' 1S8
__ . _ ... __ 1897
_ !89fi
__________ 1895
.. _ . ___ " ... _ .. ____ .1894
__ _ : " _____ ___ 1893
... _ . .. " _________ ____ 189.'
__________ 1891
1 " ISO ,
i
ilf.H.C.S.2i 340-3)
DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES FROM THE PORT OF SAVANNAH, GA., FOR THE'
COUNTRY
Africa
Chili _ _____ ._____ China - ____ _____ _
Cuba _ _______ __
Egypt -
England (see also Scotland) _
India (Br.) __________
Italy _ _________ ____
Japan -
Netherlands - -
"NTfiFWf 3 V
Nova Scotia, etc.- - _
Peru - _________ _____
Portugal _ __ ____________
Quebec - _ __________
Scotland (see Eng.">~ _____
West Indies (Br.)-~ __ _.__
Totals _________ 1908
____________ _ 1907-
_ 1906-
- ___ -1905__
-. - _ - 1934-
-______ .1933-
_ __ __._ _1902-
-_. . 1901-
.. ____ 1900__ 1899- _____ _ 1898-
_ 1897-
_. 1896-
_____ ______ _1895_.
_ - _____ 1894__
______ _1893._
-__-_ __ 1892-
_ ____ 1891-
___ ___ 1890-
January
192,058
41,045
300
1,440.507
759.741
4,359,096
639
346,253
275,756
106.357
22.400
671.778
114.966
5 8,330,896
8,204.675
4,540,185
3.938,625
7,893,709
6,882.150
5,099,332
3,757.192
4,319,773
3.141,804
3,020,500
2,709,709
1,360,085
2.484.074
3,662.165
2,373:899
1,618.106
3.492,777
3,249.444
February
98,719
52,175
4*029
502.804
398.928
1,622,626
647
88.145
370.606
31,897
13~,623
134,579
260,244
54,725
$ 3.633,147
3.175,327
3.473.537
2.679,859
3.872.091
4.928,263
3:388,814
4.650,926
4.762.120
2.139,211
2.506,424
1.399.482
1.352:946
1,554,103
999.283
1,069,959
2,587,415
3.030.868
2,206,202
March
t ' 15,056
15,410
173,780
3,337
5,976
3,229
22,127
292,452
61,507
833,136
94,052
327,164
8,098
178,316
522,288
91,805
$ 2.647,733
4,703.726
2,793,147
2,579.001
1,552,940
4,605.860
1.352,405
2,720.851
6,206,264
957,133
2,247.860
1,608;049
1.942,083
1.292,602
1,262,792
1,117,796
1.167.248
2,004,608
1,621,869
April
48,255
23,155
214,197
123.063
1,165,295
70,118
351,011
4,272
199,720
196,763
84,811
$ 2,480.660
2,962.119
3,752.685
1,654,666
2,391,806
3.539,085
2,042.930
2.137,333
3,310.838
653,111
1.524,133
1,166,364
1,031,209
1,477.426
1.307,212
803.992
752,365
1.226,996
811,181
1
May
<fr
1,950
4,847
50~1,116
135,054
631,347
131,446
~216"l21
683
22.050
' 97,894
27,179
$ 1,638.241
2,916.291
2,675,911
5.062,122
820.635
1,479,444
2,290,572
2,629.638
1,366,804
877.702
890,857
1.090.874
1,449,343
835,746
1,189,987
847.273
83<225
958,872
501.335
June
71,274
170,869
133,000
489.960
75.225
576,596
73,384
21,888
6.472
38,062
127,789
177.165
21,476
$ 2,114,603
2,335,355
3,114,214
2,345,618
856.840
749.610
1.540,027
1.459,007
1,306.641
1,212,859
1.105.833
788,496
865,892
638.863
712,131
929,103
762,429
705.899
465,024
July
22,077
3,738
27.675
374,700
184,135
162.481
18,000
20,717
$ 813,523
1,752.065
1.726:325
3.333,987
543,162
763.426
1.038,873
1.452,505
1,306,641
1,076.125
839,272
588,824
668.239
1,024:405
401,197
633.671
541,731
474.091
455.582
August | September
*
16,362
2.698
358",080
209,828
49,397
71,044
58,038
20,705
7,900
$ 794,052
866,259
2,543,140
2,333,809
535.333
474,855
855.511
653,264
1.120,161
845,555
722.415
557,171
646,931
549,729
283,257
466,004
513,339
340,052
322,433
58,558
45,303
1,197,925
1.041,164
3,326,340
10,924
47,298
333.010
9,838
5,271
73,623
19,938
22.336
102,231
10,000
$ 6.504,789
5:641.790
3,032:650
8.856,613
9,815,325
4,389.382
6,620,984
2,676.564
6.424,584
3:077.701
1.501,923
1:928,908
1:680,198
1,348.396
789.908
1,566_>38
970:991
816.965
3,529782
October
150,543
37,039
156,380
770.351
1.155,924
5,447,380
199,290
150,761
189,067
1,354,169
229,855
$ 9,840,759
10.982,576
11.970.486
9,037,453
14.705.929
9,854.486
7,260,964
6.818,107
9,442,112
4,743.510
3,088,123
5,164.491
2,721,958
4.495,246
3,894,571
4,889.436
3,820,117
4,410.403
6,165,418
^|
November | De
1
$ ...
163,068
95.526
13,219
1,923,353
509230
3.373,949
3,002
243,556
260,669
8,820
577
324,586
3~360
774,570
131,452
$ 7,828,947
10.769,549
9,952,478
11.279.117
10,074,689
11,547.482
7.409:853
7,442.998
5.631,579
4:397,041
5.101,507
5,142,515
5.101.477
3,337:539
3.596,128
4:941.933
4.994,804
7,253.087
4.766.822
...
:

Mi

(M.R.C.S. 22 340-341)
EIGN COUNTRIES FROM
lay [
1
June July 1
:$ _ $
1,950;
4.847:
71.274
170.869 22,077
THE PORT OF SAVANNAH, GA, FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1908, AND FOR THE EIGHTEEN YEARS PRECEDING.
1
August 1 September October
i
16,362
Y.698
|
133,000
3,738
27.675
t
501,116
135.054
631,347
489.960
75225
576,596
374.700 358,080
184,135' 209:828
_ 1
131,446
216.121 73.384 162.481
49,397
71,044
!
::::::: ::::::::::: ::::::::;::[::::::::::: i
683
22.050
97,89*
27.179
1
,638.241
.916.291
,675.911
.062,122
820.635
,479,444
,290,572
,629.638
,366,804
877.702
890,857
.090.874
.449,343
835,746
,189.987
847.273
834,225
958^72
501.335
21,888
6.472
38.062
127,789
177.165
21.476
$ 2,114,603
2,335,355
3,114214
2.345,618
856.840
749.610
1.540,027
1.459,007
1,306.641
1,212,859
1.105.833
788,496
865,892
638.863
712,131
929,103
762,429
705.899
465,024 '
l&OOO
20,717
$ 813,523
1,752.065
1.726,325
3.333,987
543,162
763.426
1.038,873
1.452,505
1.306,641
1,076.125
839272
588,824
668239
1,024.405
401,197
633.671
541,731
474.091
455.582
58,038
20,705
7~906
$ 794,052
866259
2,543,140
2,333,809
1 535.333
474,855
I 855.511
653264
1.120,161
845,555
722.415
557,171
646,931
549,729
283,257
! 466,004
513,339
340,052
322,433
f $
58,558| 150,543
45.303 37,039
1,197,925
1.041,164
3,326,340
10,924
47298
333.010
9,838
5271
73,623
19,938
22.336
102231
10,000
$ 6.504,789
5,641.790
3,032.650
8.856,613
9,815,325
4,389.382
6,620;984
2,676.564
6.424;584
3,077.701
1.501,923
1.928,908
1:680,198
1,348.396
789.908
1,566238
970,991
816,965
3,529.782
156,380
770.351
1.155,924
5,447.380
199,290
150761
189,067
1,354,169
229.855
$ 9,840,759
10.982,576
11.970.486
9 017 453
14.705.929
9,854.486
7,260;964
6.818,107
9,442,112
4,743.510
3,088,123
5,164,491
2,721,958
4.495,246
3,894,571
4,889.436
3,820,117
4,410.403
6,165,418
November
$ .
163,068
95,526
13219
1,9~23~353
509230
3.373,949
3,002
243,556
260,669
8,820
577
324,586
3,360
774,570
131,452
$ 7,828,947
10769,549
9,952,478
11279.117
10;074;689
11,547,482
7.409.853
7,442,998
5.631,579
4:397,041
5.101,507
5,142,515
5,101.477
3,337:539
3.596,128
4941,933
4.994,804
7253.087
4766.822
December
$ 8796
79,867
112..062
37206
Totals 1908
$ 23,852
94277
1,084,677
533,180
14,452
1.585,102
751,504
2,755,721
2200
361,324
441,615
188,383
668,778
110,617
17,568
$ 7,120742
10,837,811
9,511,377
9,445231
8,306;i56
9,352730
8771,686
6,767,674
4,449297
2,956,110
3,794,044
4260,139
3,860,450
2,652,154
3275,885
3;896,139
1,856281
4,761,903
6.854,899
6,967
338.482
13,219
9.658,547
5,011,340
24,485,449
5,202
12,210
1,630,879
3,033~,622
49,833
10,212
21,843
23,148
28.522
1,548,587
173,487
4.706,129
1:010,539
17,568
7,900
$ 53758,092
26,077,862
26.342.891
26,405.522
22,680,811
21.690283
21.374.516
23,535,503
20,419,051
29,476,49.1
30.949.991
Totals 1907
$ 84,387
24,100
992,342
538,876
197,820
6,002
290,744
36,001
14,603,175
4263,324
29,172,328
5.990
1,732,639
3,5~54,588
81,657
31,201
12,675
30,701
320,104
1,663720
1,500
5,586734
1,138,819
17299
1$ 65,147,666
Totals 1906
$ 12,200
48,509
1,596299
89,938
1,382,556
418,705
11210
45,900
263,498
31,464
11,681,731
4,116.617
26,774,490
~2~916
1,119;S36
2,980,359
22772
17,390
13.660
39.188
1766;942
4,847,157
1,253,970
26,462
4,197
$___-
58,867,666
Totals 1905
$
163,956
1,065,485
717,462
12,506
11249
25,300
404,715
45.306
71,335
11.881.341
2,988,916
31,301,155
7~345
I,489;i37
1,975,634
30,701
18~673
111,087
13.904
3,101,473
57,376
5.860.575
1,151.463
38.633
1,290
$___....
62,546,011
Totals 1904
$ 4,253
34,538
560,841
475,837
2,857
87,318
"*
9,330
80,845
3,955
15,781.284
2,936,173
36216,948
3275
5:917
2,186,092
1.310,989
45,662
381,027
94,653
2,617,584
3,612,685
891,220
15,820
1 13,952
$....__
61,368,615
Totals 1903
$ 6277
55295
529,153
1,559705
145,325
7,081
161,350
12.627,662
3,529,680
28.386.379
18,021
1,368,150
1,567,137
130,613
21.926
120,198
83,492
3,326,468
3.121
55,988
4,032,751
811,712
11,089
$ ______
58,566773
Totals 1902
t
56~,737
372,807
1,489,529
105,239
4,300
10,079
233.625
31,018
11.490,286
2.460.314
21,848,454
1,462,868
1,542,127
~67~041
198.502
. 3,875
2232,648
4,500
261,769
2,821,991
939,722
15,331
12,000
$_..-.
47.671.951
Totals 1901
$___-
91,541
329.858
7J21
1,650;435
72.321
3,996
.632
57:540
25,547
12,341,453
1,472,171
21,953,409
1,062,387
1,043,091
2~i..963
12,665
447,960
4.453
288:049
3215:821
9:015
33,958
25,102
$______
44 ' 166 '059
Totals 1900
$
122,113
537235
2,382,283
63,740
16,748
78,838
14,030,823
1.636,133
22,633,813
2,700.948
190,849
1,069,568
44,590
661,134
105.313
3.177,953
50,941
11,631
15702
COUXTRY
Africa
Argentine Republic
Austria-Hungary
Azores
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
Chili
China
Cuba
Denmark
East Indies
Egypt
England (sec also Scotland)
France
Germany
Greece
India (Br.)
Italy
lapan
Xethcrlands
Xorway
Xova Scotia, etc.
.Panama
Peru
Portugal
Quebec
Russia
San Domingo
Scotland (sec Eng.)
Spain
Sweden
Uruguay
West Indies (Br.)
Total* 1908
.. .. _ 1907
... ______ 1906
________ 1905
_______ 1904 ' . -__- 1903
____ 1902 " " __ . __ 1901
49,530,255 , ' . ___ __ 1900
________ 1899
________ 1898 i __ . ____ 1897
' " ._ ___ 1896 . ____ .1895
' " < .. ____ 1894 , , _______ 1893
. t ^ ___ ]g92
----- _ ____ _ ___1891 H __ __ Ig90

MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 341
342________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
There are terminals here covering about 2,900 acres and
a railroad trackage of 146 miles.
Two steamships lines ply regularly between Savannah
and Northern ports.
They are the Ocean Steamship Company, operating 9
steamships, with total gross tonnage of 39,281 tons, with
three ships each way weekly between Savannah and New
York, and two between Savannah and Boston. This company has recently sold two of their smaller ships, with tonnage of 3,679 tons and 2,969 tons respectively. They are
building two larger ships of 5,700 tons each.
The M. & M. T. Co. operates nine steamships, with
total tonnage of 19,213 tons, with three ships each way
weekly between Savannah and Baltimore, and two ships
each way betwen Savannah and Philadelphia.
This Company has recently inaugurated service between Savannah and Jacksonville, Fla., with three ships
each way weekly.
The ships of these two lines carry passengers as well
as freight. In addition to this there are many other coastwise and sailing vessels and steamships, and direct steamship service is maintained between Savannah and all the
important points of the United. Kingdom and the Continent of Europe, with frequent sailings.
BANK CLEARINGS AT SAVANNAH, GA., IN COMPARISON WITH NINE OTHER CITIES
CITY
Savannah, Ga. ________
Memphis, Tenn. ______
Atlanta, Ga. __________
Norfolk. Va. _________
Augusta. Ga. _________
Birmingham, Ala. _.,._
Charleston, S. C. _____
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jacksonville, Fla. _____
Macon, Ga. __________
Clearings
1908
$194,279,527 So
252,991,081 53
230,067,592 55
111,078,245 oo
83,838,140 86
i ______________
67,674,899 30
69-746,353 49
73494,127 S4
36,237,694 oo
Clearings
1907
$224,821,619 oo
248,871,040 43
254,965,803 94
138,032,419 oo
94,358,811 29
"3,769,35747
71,704,816 64
73,270,197 82
76,046,049 49
35,466,698 oo
Clearings
1906
$242,603,427 oo
247,584*435 42
235,997,896 00
124,551,553 00
85,756416 oo
100,536,990 oo
68,303,295 64
67,486,782 27
74,018,826 oo
31.916,293 oo
Clearings
1905
$232,522,039
273,422,557
185,625,645
103,888,208
93,521,142
72,109,311
64,809,794
51,781,090
59,962,427
40,661,457
Clearings
1904
$201,796,751
260,665,326
158,022,103
90,491,368
75,617,866
66,145,876
59,491,116
40,515,550
38,894,871
35,966,791
Clearings
1903
$195,265,662
214,009,563
144,994,034
84,921,74
72,526,926
63,445,853
37,112,105
26,071,912
40,782.000
Clearings
1903
$181,069,678
179,199,927
131,200,453
72,391,020
28,021,693
22,605,305
37,343,000
Clearings
1901
$182,261,154
154*482,940
116,855,848
67,186,451
23,371,778
16,757,775
34,560,600
Clearings
1900
$245,594,512
146,981,043
97,082,247
68,142,460
20,428,740
12,763,028
34,767,000
NoteSavannah's figures do not include any out-of-town clearing house department.
(S.R.C.S.22 842-343)
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 343
344 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Table of Comparative Railway Distances
Portland, Ore. __________
Omaha. Neb. _______________
Salt Lake City, Utah ________
Memphis, Tenn.
Xashville. Tenn. - _.______
Montgomery, Ala. - ________
Atlanta. Ga. __
wVI
a
%
c
o
in
O
M
Miles
3,302
3,289
1,503
2,540
1,426
M94
1,397
,165
.201
,219
,088
>'
Z
j
0
><
V
fe:
Miles
3,220
3.188
1,402
2,439
1,310
1,054
1,156
951
088
1.005
874
Md. Baltimore,
Miles
i nSS
3,075
1,280
2,336
1,209
y/
1,022
764
727
856
806
688
a
M
5u O
z
Miles
_ J^VO
3f222
2-482
970 960
?5S
650
764
771
506
Ga. Savannah,
Miles
3,135
3,019
1,318
0^33
I I<O
1 887 67* 583 433 431
34Q 360
rt V
tfl > j4
O u
O
sit ca g *-< TO *-_r 5^
Miles
95
1 6O
84
107
151
167
48
368f
Sf2
^ 005 6i4
From the above table of railway distances it will be
seen that St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, and other centers
for the distribution of food products, as well as Chattanooga,
Birmingham, and other important points in the mineral section of the South, are many miles nearer to Savannah than
to any of the Northern seaports.
The comparison in favor of the Gulf Ports from some of
the points named is still more favorable, but the greatly increased water mileage from ports on the Gulf Coast* to
Europe or to the North Atlantic ports, and the heavy marine
insurance around the dangerous capes of Florida have already favored the commerce of the South Atlantic ports,
and the tendency in that direction is likely to increase.
*The average run from Savannah to Liverpool by sailing vessel is ten days less than from New Orleans.
FOREIGN EXPORTS OF PHOSPHATE ROCK (IN TONS OF 2,240 LBS.) FROM PORT OF SAVANNAH, GA., FOR EIGHT YEARS*
COUNTRY
England _________
Italy _________
Other Countries _______
Totals _______ 1908
Totals ___ 1907
Totals ._ __ 1906
Totals _.__ _ ..1905
Totals ______ 1904
Totals .1903
Totals ______ 1902
Totals- ___ 1901
Values ..1908
Values ______ 1907
Values ______ 1906
Values.. _ ___ 1905
Values ..1904
Values. ..1903
Values . ..1902
Values _____ 1901
January
8,999
408
2,330
11.737
9.622
19,534
18,591
3,636
7,157
3.794
9.386
$117.370
96.220
19i.340
185,915
36,360
71.576
VI Q_/l
inn 7V\
February
1,541
3,007
4,548
8,144
13.876
12.497
13,186
8,644
13,005
17,106
$ 45,480
81.440
138760
124,970
131,860
8(5,451
130,050
205,623
March
1.650
536
7,040
9.226
20,081
17,302
22.719
12,681
23.042
10,240
12,059
$
W)ff\
200,810
173.020
227,190
126.810
230.424
102,400
m S40
April
2,513
1 4,072
4,593
11.178
18,185
19,967
16,037
21,569
9flf_l3
20.025
16,428
41 1 1 7Sfl
181,850
199,670
160,370
215,690
200,437
200,250 iso vin
May
2,092
7,825
9,917
19,725
17,711
18,583
10,182
14.103
211287
161042
$ 99,170
197,250
177.110
185.830
101.834
141,039
212.876
9nn a<;n
June
7,257
6,957
** Ififi
17,514
19,084
8,988
13.415
7924
6,084
15,408
6,553
*17C I^A
190,840
89,880
134,150
79240
/\ "lift
154081
74 415
July
537
2,464
1,090
4.091
15.036
4,076
5.865
5.160
3,350
8,911
7,640
$ 40,910
150.360
40.760
581650
Si.630
33,500
89,110
76.415
August
881
2,170
1.098
7,543
16,048
9.688
3.722
3.024
10,287
$ 10,980
75.430
160,480
96,880
37,228
30.240
102.870 '
Septcmb'r
1,641
750
5,373
7,764
7,259
10.631
25,392
23,224
18,677
34.440
18.483
$ 77.640
72,590
106,310
253,920
232,245
186,776
344.422
184:845
October
3.298
9,088
12.386
15,684
7,365
12,342
24,095
19,414
27.705
25.810
$123,860
156,840
73,650
123,360
247,215
194,155
277,040
258,115
November
5.633
1,007
3,291
9,931
16,775
11,266
14,629
18,198
19,380
20,943
17,498
$ 99.310
167,750
112,660
146,290
181.985
193,800
209,493
174,998
December
5,165
1.685
6,850
15.887
51980
16,029
8,579
13,565
10,021
11,031
$68,500
158.870
59,800
160,290
85.790
135,650
100,190
110,330
Totals
1201
1 TOft
14 556
66.327
1,685
O fJQfl
1 41 ^
8,921
109,868
178,981 ifunco
185.787
152,456
156,483
185.778
168,323
$1,098,680
1.789.810
i;649;590
1,857.815
1.527,887
1,564.408
1.857.882
1 1,809,840
*AH high-grade hard rock.
iM.R.C.S.22 344-845)
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 345
346 ________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Total Value Imports and Exports for Fiscal Year Ending
June 30, 1908
South Atlantic Ports
Savannah . .................................$63,739,177
Wilmington . ............................... 31,170,741
Newport News . ............................ 9,992,930
Brunswick . ................................ 12,463,799
Norfolk and Portsmouth . .................... 13,631,195
Fernandina . ................................ 8,764,732
Charleston . ................................ 5,886,962
Savannah's exports are almost as large as those of all
other South Atlantic ports combined. Her combined exports and imports are also nearly as large as all others combined. This is because Savannah is the natural outlet of
the Southeast.
Savannah's exports are as large as those of Philadelphia
and larger than those of San Francisco.
DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES OF UPLAND COTTON FROM THE PORT OF SAVANNAH FOR EIGHT YEARS, IN ROUND BALES
OF 500 LBS. AVERAGE*
COUNTRY
England _________
Germany _ __
Italy __
Netherlands _____ _
Totals _______ 1908
Totals _______ 1907
Totals ___ ___ 1906
Totals _______ 1905
Totals _______ 1904
Totals . __ . .1903
Totals _____ _ 1902
Totals ._ _____ 1901
Values _______ 1908
Values ________ 1907
Values- - __ _ 1906
Values ___ ____ 1905
Values _____ _ 1904
Values _______ 1903
Values _____ 1902
Values _______ 1901
January
3.075
300
18,954
O/-17
71.623
d TV)
231
1.861
11,632
2.051
124,101
131,821
59,958
99.273
107,334
136,216
115.046
58,123
$6884 764
6,906,787
3.135.545
3.477:813
7 204 ">K7
5 786 279
4,565.688
9 QfK Qflc;
February
1,500
750
6.684
4,980
23.983
1.551
21273
100
2.276
4,390
650
49,137
44.987
39,810
54,732
45,190
90.956
70,376
78.474
$? 759 840
2!307]460
2,349,314
2,059,015
3,255.297
4,079,111 ? Q/\A nin
3,766,838
March
2,800
3,863
12,649
1 AQA
350
7 QAQ
9,392
1.350
34.847
70.028
58,051
dO VKJ
15,736
77.821
23.901
45.200
$1.860,878
3.567,999
2 0">0 700
1,936,838
1.230,314
3,841.766
1,035,327
1,962.350
April
400
1,379 i OTQ
17484
'fiSO
7 onn
3,734
1.600
29.376
40427
3a646
33.020
26.759
CA J.77
32,932
53,985
$1.406,098
2.097,188
3.167,085
11261,918
1.881,547
9 7fU 77S
1465,572
2.245,474
May
3,478
1.058
6,831
300
1,750
500
13,917
7OSSf>
22.587
n
"W?
6.861
15,196
26,802
40,689
$ 721,163
1,569,792
2,122,821
4 116804
450465 700 fieo
047 7ci
1,688.676
June
950
192
4,393
914
7,298
1.331
200
700
2,630
200
400
19.208
19,708
28,779
40066
7' 197
7,034
14,892
14046
*i n?7 -977
1 1 ".ft 11O
2 242 264
t 622840
'OQ/: OCA
397.205
6171615
581,427
July
20
1,898
75
300
200
2.493
9,994
22.587
35,734
4.203
3.228
7,566
18,367
$
7_.Q_.S
547,935
1.147.051
1,853,185
221,820
213,052
IflOQQA
757,220
August
100
231
1.877
185
1
980
400
3,774
1,549
29,779
39,158
310 ...
_____ -
$ 112.371
64.617
1,479,766
2.006,125
16,043
Septcmb'r
800
500
16,799
21.276
68,650
500
1.550
200
1,600
4.52(1
2,050
225
118.670
80.537
42,774
142,434
165.676
73.913
122,729
49,366
$5.524,361
4,976.815
2.072.341
7,388,770
9.124.311
4,005,527
5.253,308
2,019.208
October
2,550
700
12.824
2? 7
111,061
3,100
3,900
29,230
4.800
190.502
178.597
198225
160.361
257,382
187,871
144.068
148,584
$8.776.016
9,954,166
10,919,400
8,244.117
13,425.636
8.732.440
6.185,289
6,036,784
November
3,100
1.095
33.879
11,201
69.974
3.375
1.400
6~975
16.730
2,650
375
150,754
165,190
167.983
172,237
181,880
183,020
133,269
166,583
$6,690,098
9,030.020
8.818;292
9;545,S36
9.083,201
9,701,136
5,511,585
6,351,009
December
1.600
600
32,967
13,375
54,325
3,900
400
4*255
15,199
2,400
50
129,071
172,864
155,265
142,402
181,627
139,118
167,946
146.313
$5.667,013
9,506,499
8,012,888
8,317.465
7 1f_l Z7fi
81370,590 7 nn1* ^QI
5.766,094
Total
. 16.875
4,137
135.471
86,012
447,435
20.818
6,780
300
27,716
100,187
18,851
1.050
865.852
QAC COO
881,462
980,131 i ooo is 1; Ofil <MA
855.527
RIO TV7
$51,687,397
47 ">17467
52,030,426
53 584 453
48!62086
"3C ^CO rfTl
33,980.965
*Does not include Sea Island Cotton.
(M.R.C.S.22 34G-347)
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 347
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Domestic Exports to Foreign Countries from Savannah During 1908,
1907, 1906, 1905 and 1904 of Sea Island Cotton, Cotton Seed
Oil, Cotton Seed Meal, Cotton Seed and Staves.
!" v
MONTH -3 -3
^* *j QQ
S roS
EftO
January ' 3,642
February _ 1,220
March _ - ______ 158
April _. 515
May -. 500
June - . 415
July ... ..___ .. _
August _ _
September ____ - __ 881
October _. 1,457
November - 2,150
December __ _ 1,093
i
Totals _______ 1908 12,031
Totals _______ 1907 16.570
Totals _______ 1906 16,554
Totals - ______ 1905 10.941
Totals _ ___ 1904 16.507
Cotton Seed
Oil
(Gallons)
437.977
491,207
865,154
485.906
135:544
66.456
10,030
14,965
51,370
424.857
35i;204
1,139,483
2,374,153
4,670,591
4,511,413
2,457,171
968,245
Cotton Seed
Meal
(Pounds)
1.008,000
560,400
671,400
7,721,400
18.714,896
7334,351
1,530,744
227,510
25,992,574
20,794,800
20,771,405
*105,827,48C
25,317,420
53,628,641
88,600,172
18,635,450
Cotton Seed (Pounds)
i i
2,739.816
6,202,539
1,639,282
3,649,238
1,500,862
"173,009
4,150
5,023,553
2,338,627
8,209,830
* 31,480,906
9,032,760
9,768^79
13,063,054
9,028,641
i
Staves i
(Number)
24,062
25,014
51,049
3.417
68,068
49.525
4,000
4,424
3.360
16,173
*249,902
181,284
515,025
374,692
319,776
*N"ote increase over previous years.
DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES OF ROSIN FROM SAVANNAH IN BARRELS OF 280 POUNDS1908, 1907, 1906, 1905 AND 1904
COUNTRY
Argentine Republic
Belgium ___ _______
Brazil _________ _
Chili _____ _.
Cuba _________________
East Indies __ _______
England _________
Germany __ __ _
India (Br.) ________
Italy ______________
Netherlands ________
Peru _________________
Portugal ___ ______
Russia ____________
Sweden _ __________
Totals ____1908
Values ___ ___ 1908
Totals _._ ___ 1907
Values ____ _ 1907
Totals _______ 1906
Values ___ ___ 1906
Totals _ . _ 1905
Values _______ 190S
Totals _______ 1904
Valit<c 1OA_.
' *t
January
7,896
1,686
16,138
42,016
177
6,686
13,483
88.082
$333,589
81,886
$349,926
45,202
$172,920
26,395
$ 83,812
53,592
$144,189
February
2,642
1,973
.6,371
36,322
14
6~43_'
893
fio
64,821
$260,989
37.672
$157762
78,243
$319,317
43,652
$136,005
86,772
$249,782
March
890
6,403
16,540
6,144
3.005
33,162
$122,684
46,276
$205,480
43.783
$180,452
35.012
$109,734
45,458
$119,381
April
6.819
888
8,472
36,534
7,338
12,611
9,744
82,402
$304,334
53.337
$251,098
14,ld
$48,644
18,099
$ 56,468
34.337
$92,8%
May
6,275
23,176
12,941
170
52.562
$153,920
9,009
$ 43,767
26,756
$122,779
32.654
$102,633
22,052
$ 62,495
June
4,562
334
8,638
8,659
12,018
14,892
177
49,280
$158,849
27,111
$140,329
32,926
$134,384
19,191
$ 76,364
3,444
$ 9,721
July
178
12,096
12,096
9,915
11,728
2,852
36,769
$135,283
54,640
$267,769
37,792
$166,010
48,055
$176,265
9,821
$ 28,130
August
4,090
9,262
37,616
13,100
5,291
1,776
702
71,837
$207,454
51,873
$238,270
35,753
$230,213
20.211
$ 74,988
19.769
$ 51,569
Septzmb'r
1,513
47,216
17,508
6.931
42,887
1,774
117,829
$326,812
49,467
$224,605
75.780
$238,332
80.786
$342,939
41,595
$114,281
October
11,983
10,047
10,939
9,357
3,579
537
1,798
48.240
$143,507
38,212
$169,324
65,327
. $292,363
28,284
$138,881
57,050
$157,834
November
3,886
December
23,340
10,303
724
1~6~,295
34.956
124
9,761
6,295
182
109
71.608
$207775
54,864
$211,433
40,231
$176,492
71,923
$335,251
43.610
$130,705
14,700
17,215
12,651
12,420
5,706
97,059
$318,090
73,483
$254,789
38,913
$407,513
57,423
$204,422
56,244
$187,001
Total 1908
23,340
54,584
5,783
12,096
171,913
291,396
315
77,842
148,706
352
14,356
5.457
2.734
5,706
814,580
$2,673,286
.
1 Total 1907
50,082
5.294
24.129
1,066
2.102"
161,140
144,079
44.321
113;622
402
480
25,251
3,916
Total 1906
10,711
30,633
7,306
63.633
2;357
138,750
195.639
1,917
29,956
86,613
513
714
10.088
. 4,466
3,452
~~~~ ,--
575,884
$2,514,552 ..........
586,769
$2,489,425
_________
Total 1905
32.131
13^385
21,646
2,633
3,393
"12, 163
117,502
176,990
2.468
13,624
62,818
2,269
534
9.579
3,746
4,915
1,439
__________
481,685
$1,832,762
Total 1904
11,975
33,252
7,669
25,450
111,674
167,058
3.153
18,684
78,166
4,054
9.923
2,677
__________
__________
473.744
$1,347,984
Xote:An increase of more than $150,000 over 1907, the national panic and the reduced price of rosin notwithstanding.
I JI.R.C.S,22 348 349)
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 349
350 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Assessments for Taxation at Savannah, Ga., for Fourteen
Years
YEARS
City : City
Real Estate : Personalty
Totals
January I, 1908. ........
1907.........
1906. ........
1905.........
1904. ........
1903. ........
1902. ........
1901.. .......
1900. ........
1899.........
1898. ........
1897.........
1896. ........
1895.........
$34-736,799
34,049,925
31,000,593
29,970,933
28,975,057
28,044,040
27,290,022
26,230,742
25.965,076
24,920,795
24,425,620
24,360,457
24,163,380
24,763.080
Si 2,806,028
13,342,126 14,215.475
13,226,564
11,791,620
11,007,880
11,070,935
10,877,335
10,617,783
10,560,052
10,629,258
10,409,018
9,160,522
9,160,522
$47,542,827 47,391.051 45,216,068
41,851,342 40,766,677
39,051,920 38,360,957
37,108,077 36,582,859 35,480,847
35,054,987 34,769,475 33,323,902
33,923,602
The net City tax rate is $1.25 on the $100. The City
government's income is, in round figures, $1,000,000 a year,
of which a large amount is spent yearly on public improvements of a permanent nature.
The increase in taxable values for the year 1908 was
$151,776.
DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO FOREIGN PORTS OF SPIRITS OF TURPENTINE FROM SAVANNAH (IN GALLONS)1908, 1907, 1906, 1905, 1904
COUNTRY
Italy .. _
Totals _____ 1908
Values __ ___ .1908
Totals ___ ___ 1907
Values _______ 1907
Totals _______ 1906
Values _____ -1906
Totals ______ 1905
Values ____ _ 1905
Totals _______ 1904
Values _______ 1904
January
7,557
30.632
320,542
172,272
24,569
158,549
714.121
$341,045
457,987
$317,037
188,186
$101,699
58.246
$ 30,574
215,191
$137,434
February
10,377
48,455
76,094
134,926
$ 69,329
214.586
$157,553
110,316
$ 74.228
140,814
$ 75,496
143,995
$ 81,633
March
52.834
12,802
33202
98,838
$ 53,421
43,412
$ 31,382
54,728
$ 37,771
213,730
$114,817
19,245
$ 11,585
April
20.697
167,626
211,676
5,198
126,119
531.316
$242325
148,157
$ 98,763
75,842
$ 48,832
59.946
$ 35,767
180.397
$ 98,164
May
519.671
97,045
138,898
755,614
$332,946
311,051
$204,225
162,843
$99,835
380,462
$233,407
231.664
$125,622
June
319,593
424,915
22,075
25,662
28,208
820,453
$363,614
500,695
$299,385
599.275
$343,068
379,481
$234,570
500,339
$264,187
July
26,023
739.944
33,252
110,361
909.580
$ 380,856
872,621
$ 508,135
263,619
$ 152,213
1,801,000
$1,029,221
264,624
$ 139,513
August
5,200
723.319
16,666
36,975
782.160
$324,421
716.725
$ 412,443
753.063
$440.571
115.500
$ 69,302
769.304
$408,357
Septemb'r
528,243
70.479
12,887
2,268,974
5,234
885.817
$ 332,529
515,468
$ 290,306
707,678
$ 438,443
1,014,318
$ 656,438
347.219
$ 186,515
October
10,412
119,052
91,927
28,047
249,438
$ 91,731
412,210
$217,607
516,001
$347,568
235.013
$167,563
324.805
$170,275
November
10,385
31.316
220;940
40,835
15,628
107,357
426.461
, $172,873
590,475
$272,517
340.614
$231,208
468,471
$298,474
170,226
$ 88,674
December
7,818
15,581
30.917
. 12,717
57.020
103,061
227.114
$ 89,187
600,821
$269,415
239,734
$160,751
549,097
$352,345
410285
$201,375
Total 1908
25,760
459,454
3.858,380
830,201
140,964
1,215,845
5,234
6.536238
$2.794,777


Total 1907
2.575
133:833
2.545,217
1,144.178
178,490
1,429,915
5.434,208
$3,083,764

_... i
.....
Total 1906
500
3,102
2.157,836
644,406
68.504
1.140700
1,849

4.016.899
$2,476,187
Total 1905
691.825
3,056,416
816,653
90,876
760,308

-
5,416,078
$3,297,974
Total 1904
36,214
328.500
2,237.075
644,530
112.857
218,118

3,577,294
$1,919,334
DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO FOREIGN PORTS OF LUMBER FROM SAVANNAH IN RUNNING FEET1908, 1907, 1906, 1905, 1904
COUNTRY
Argentine Republic __
Austria-Hungary _ __
Azores and Madeira _
Bermuda ___ _
Brazil _________ .
Canada ___ _ __
Chili _____ ___
Cuba ___________
Denmark _ _
Egypt
England ______
France ____ __ _
Italy _____
Netherlands (Be!g.) _
Xew Brunswick ____
Peru ______________
So. Africa (Br.) ______
Spain ________
Sweden _______________
West Indies (Br.)_ .
Other Countries- _ _
Totals _____
January
9,000
2,144,000
12,000
249,000
242,000
229,000
267,000
1,288,000
February
270,000
268,000
69.000
no;ooo
29,000
55,000
859,000
March
752,000
83,000
300,000
2*15,000
203,000
379,000
221,000
209,000
2,304,000
April
"475.666
18,000
388,000
477,666
256
1,614,000
May June
1
308.000
1,430;000
25,000
105,000
117~.666
1,985,000
478,000
209,000
179,000
99,000
372,000
1,337,000
July
~249~666
13,000
229,000
44,000
535,000
August
214,666
2i~9,666
12,000
90,000
137,666
672,000
Septemb'r
377,000
910,000
277,666
156,000
257,000
1,911,000
October
269~,666
184,666
44,000
497.00C
November
97,000
207,000
138,000
551,000
993,000
December
32,000
33.000
700.000
110,000
12,000
887,000
Total 1908
752,000
83,000
Total 1907
1,740.000
s;ooo
_ i
878.000
2,285,000
464,666
9,000
4,859,666
99.000
2,559,000
868,000
1,924,000
551,000
829.666
229,000
267,000
16,656,000
3.000,000
4.644,000
39,000
178,000
2.953.666
32,000
2,217,000
2,364,000
440.000
2.905.000
3,689,000
24,209,000
Total 1906
io4~666
690,000
3,8~19~666
2,323,000
62,000
143,000
2~,36s,666
514,000
2.165,000
'430.000
2,732.000
621,000
376,000
1,560,666
303.000
44,000
18,184,000
Total 1905
490200
86,000
752,000
50.000
951.000
290,000
3,833,000
3.848.000
639.000
6,972.000
359,000
15.867,000
1.955,000
531,000
758,000
7,000
105,000
37,738,OOC
Total 1904
197.000
322.000
157.000
928,000
4,861,000
740,000
100,000
842,000
240,000
2,416,000
2.480,000
2,524,000
3,035,000
513,000
256,000
19,521,000
The above table is exclusive of logs, joists, scantlings, shingles, etc.; there being two million dollars' worth of logs alone exported in 1908.
' M. R.C.S.23 350-351)
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 351
(If. R. C. S.23)
353 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
SAVANNAH'S CLIMATE
(1871-1908 Inclusive)
TEMPERATURE, RAINFALL, AND MISCELLANEOUS DATA
Compiled from United States Weather Bureau Records at Savannah,
Ga., Thirty-Eight Years.
TEMPERATURE.
Annual
Mean
1
66 Deg. j
Highest Maximum
on Record
105 Deg.
Date
July 12,
1879
Lowest Minimum
on Record
8 Deg.
Date
Feb. 13,
1899
Absolute
Range
97 Deg.
SEASONAL. TEMPERATURE MEANS.
Mean...
Deg.
... 52
... 51 '
... 53
...52
April ........
May.........
Mean...
Deg.
... 59
... 66
... 74
... 66 Mean...
Deg.
.... 79
.... 82
.... 81
.... 81
October....
Mean . .
Deg
... 76
... 67
... 59
...67
PRECIPITATION (Aautut ol Rainfall i IMBM ud hundredth.).
Annual Mean Greatest Yearly Year Least Yearly Year
49.88 73.94 1885 36.84 1901
SEASONAL RAINFALL (Avra im
December .....
Sea'ableAvg..
..3.03 March.. ...... .3.50
307 April....,- - 3 O4
. .9.40 Sea-able
.....3.01
fcvg. 9.55
June. ........ ..6.03 September ......5.64
July ..... . 6 18 Oct<*- .3.14
August........ 7.42 Noi
Sea'ableAvg.19.63 Sea'ableAvg... 11JO
MISCELLANEOUS DATA.
MONTH
February......
Match.........
M__
July ...........
September ....
November. ....
December .....
Average number
of days with .01
of an inch or
more of precipitation.
10
10
9
7
9
12
13
14
11
7
7
9
Average number
of clear days.
10
9
12
13
12
8
8
9
11
14
11
Average number
ol partly cloudy
days.
11
10
11
11
IS
15
16
11
10
10
10
Average number
of cloudy days.
10
9
8
6
6
j
9
Total. 118 I 130 143
Average date on which first "killing" frost occurred (in autumn), November 25.
Average date on which last "killing" frost occurred (in spring), February 27.
H. B. BOYER, Local Forecaster,
Savannah, Ga.
ORDINANCES
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
TOGETHER WITH
IMPORTANT
RESOLUTIONS. COMMUNICATIONS
AND REPORTS
ADOPTED DURING
THE TEAR
19O8
COMPILED BT
N. P. CORISH
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ORDINANCES
Reducing Tax on Soda Founts
By the Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to change the tax ordinance adopted
Dec. 30, 1907, in so far as it refers to soda founts.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, That the
provisions in section 4 of the tax ordinance adopted Dec.
30, 1907, relative to soda founts and their taxation be and
the same are hereby stricken and in lieu thereof the following tax be substituted, namely: selling soda water from
founts, ten (10) dollars.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed Jan. 15, 1908.
Uniforming Members of Police Department.
By Committee on Police
An ordinance to provide for uniforming the members of
the police department.
Sec. i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of
the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, that hereafter
the uniforms for the members of the police department,
shall be paid for from the amount appropriated for the police
department, and that the amount so paid shall be charged to
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the police department account, and shall not be credited to
the officers and men respectively, as heretofore required by
ordinance.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed Jan. 15, 1908-
Condemned Live Stock Belonging to City.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to amend the proviso of Section 427 of
MacDonell's Code of Savannah, adopted in 1907.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, that the above
mentioned proviso is amended so that, hereafter, the same
shall read as follows:
Provided, however, that, hereafter, condemned live
stock belonging to the city of Savannah, which" is to be no
longer used by the city, may be sold for the city at private
sale upon the best terms obtainable under the direction of
such committee of Council as has supervision of the affairs
of the department to which the live stock, so condemned, belongs.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Jan. 15, 1908.
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Reduce Tax of Express Companies.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to reduce the specific or business tax of
express companies from twelve hundred ($1,200) dollars net,
to five hundred ($500) dollars, netSection I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the specific or business tax of twelve hundred ($1,200) dollars net,
required by the tax ordinance of express companies be and
it is hereby reduced to five hundred ($500) dollars, net.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Jan. 29, 1908.
Charity Hospital (Colored) Appointment of Three Trustees
and Appointment of Three Trustees for Colored Library.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to provide for the appointment of three
trustees for the Charity Hospital (colored), and three trustees for the colored library.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, That the
Mayor of the city of Savannah be and he is hereby authorized to appoint, subject to the approval of Council, three
trustees for the Charity Hospital (colored), and three trustees for the colored library, and to fill any vacancy among
the said trustees caused by death, resignation or otherwise
so long as these institutions receive financial aid from the
city of Savannah.
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Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Jan. 29, 1908.
Fines Paid By Policemen to Go to Police Benevolent Association.
By Alderman Battey
An ordinance to set aside the fines paid by members of
the police force to the Police Benevolent Association of the
city of Savannah.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, That the fines
hereafter collected from the members of the police force of
the city of Savannah shall be and they are hereby set aside
to the Police Benevolent Association of the city of Savannah, and they shall be payable out of the city treasury after
their deposit therein to the proper officer of said association
upon the orders of the chief of police of the city of Savannah.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealedOrdinance passed Jan. 29, 1908.
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Prohibiting Keeping for Purposes of Illegal Sale Intoxicating Liquors.
By Alderman Gordon ,
An ordinance to prohibit the keeping for the purpose
of illegal sale, on and after the passage of this ordinance,
within the corporate 'limits of the city of Savannah, and
within three miles thereof, all intoxicating liquors of every
kind and character.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That from
and after the passage of this ordinance, it shall be unlawful
for any person, firm or corporation, to keep, within the corporate limits of the city of Savannah, or within three (3)
miles of the said corporate limits, for the purpose of illegal
sale, any alcoholic, spirituous, malt or intoxicating liquors,
or intoxicating bitters, or other drinks, which, if drunk to
excess, will produce intoxication, and each and every violation of this ordinance shall be punishable, upon conviction
before the Police Court of the city of Savannah, by a fine
not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars, and by imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days, either or both in the
discretion of the court.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Alderman Guckenheimer was excused from voting on
the above ordinance and desired to go on record as follows:
"In asking to be excused from voting on the ordinance entitled 'An ordinance to prohibit the keeping for the purpose
of illegal sale, etc.,' desires to go on the record of Council as
not voting because of agreement with Alderman Kavanaugh
not to vote, so as to permit Alderman Kavanaugh to accompany delegation to Washington. Alderman Guckenheimer
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desires further to go on record as opposed to the passage of
the ordinance for the following reasons:
First- The offense (or similar offense) is already punishable by state statute and he is opposed to two punishments for same offense.
Second. Because the ordinance permits the invasion of
the privacy of a man's home.
Third. Because there is no more reason why special
ordinances should be passed for the enforcement of the prohibition law than for the enforcement of many other misdemeanor offenses now the laws of the state.
Ordinance passed Jan. 29, 1908.
Second Lieutenant of the Police Department and Chief Detective of Police DepartmentTo Increase Their Salaries.
By Committee on Police
An ordinance to provide for an increase of compensation
of a second lieutenant of the police department and the chief
detective of the police department.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, That commencing Jan. i, 1908, the second lieutenant of the police department shall receive compensation at the rate of fourteen
hundred ($1,400.00) dollars a year, payable as are other salaries.
m Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That commencing Jan.
i, 1908, the chief detective shall receive compensation at the
rate of fifteen hundred ($1,500.00) dollars per year, payable
as are other salaries.
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Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ayes and nays were called on the above ordinance.
Ayes: Aldermen Guckenheimer, Epps, Wilkinson, Gaudry,
McCauley, Gordon, Perritt and Battey8- Nays: Aldermen Entelman and Wilson2. Alderman Guckenheimer
desired to go on record as follows on voting on the above
ordinance: In casting his vote in favor of the ordinance
to increase the salaries of the second lieutenant of police
and the chief detective desires to explain his change from
previous opposition to this ordinance because of the assurance of the chief of police that these increases are well merited.
Ordinance passed Jan. 29, 1908.
Electric Signs.
By Alderman Guckenheimer
An ordinance to permit the suspending of illuminated
electric signs across the sidewalks and streets of the city
of Savannah under the conditions herein expressed.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
Committee on Streets and Lanes may permit the suspending of illuminated electric signs across the sidewalks and
streets of the city of Savannah, under the supervision of the
said committee and subject to the right of the said committee to -have the same removed at any time.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Jan. 29, 1908.
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Grocery, Greengrocery or Fruit Stores.
By Alderman Entelman
An ordinance to prevent the opening of any grocery,
greengrocery or fruit store wherein groceries are sold after
10 a. m. on Sunday.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That hereafter it shall not be lawful for any person, firm or corporation to open or have or keep open on the first day of the
week, commonly known as Sunday, after 10 a. m., city time,
any grocery, greengrocery, or fruit store where groceries
are sold under penalty in the event of a conviction before
the Police Court of the city of Savannah, of a fine not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars and imprisonment not to
exceed thirty days, either or both, in the discretion of the
court.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Jan. 29, 1908.
Tax Relative to Electrical Theaters.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to amend the tax ordinance relative to
electrical theaters or moving picture shows.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That so much
of the tax ordinance as deals with electrical theaters or
moving picture shows be and the same is hereby amended so
that it shall hereafter read as follows: Electrical theaters
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or moving picture shows charging 10 cents or less, $200 per
annum, without discount; charging more than 10 cents, $300
per annum, without discount.
Sec. 2. Be it ordained, That all ordinances and parts
of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed Feb. 12, 1908.
To Regulate Clubs.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to regulate every club, corporation or association of persons, who shall keep, or permit to be kept, in
any room or place, or in any place connected therewith, directly or indirectly, in the city of Savannah, in which the
members of such club, corporation or association assemble
or frequent, any intoxicating liquors.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That every
club, corporation or association of persons, who shall keep,
or permit to be kept, in any room or place, or in any place
connected therewith, directly or indirectly, in the city of
Savannah, in which the members of such club, corporation,
or association assemble or frequent, any intoxicating liquors,
shall, in addition to the tax required by the tax ordinance be
subject to the following regulations:
A. They must close and keep closed every Saturday
night at midnight and until every Monday at 6 o'clock a. m.,
city time. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday nights they must close at midnight and until 6 a. m.
the next morning city time.
B- They must not be connected, directly or indirectly,
with any other place of business.
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C. The permit of license to such club, corporation or
association of persons shall be revocable by the Mayor of
the city of Savannah upon conviction in any court of a violation of any State law or municipal ordinance, or if the State
tax has not been paid, or if the place is, in the judgment of
the Mayor, conducted in a disorderly manner, and the judgment of the Mayor so revoking shall be final.
In the event of such revocation, no persons or corporation interested in the club, corporation or association, whose
permit was revoked shall be allowed, as a club or otherwise,
whether under the same name or another name, to pay the
tax, or to keep any intoxicating liquors as a club, corporation or association of persons, nor shall a license thereafter
be granted for the same location.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That, hereafter, before
the treasurer or other officer of the city of Savannah shall
be authorized to receive the tax or give any receipt therefor,
the person or persons desiring to pay such tax shall first
submit his or their application to the Club License Committee, to be appointed by the Mayor, and have the same approved by the said committee.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That every violation of
any regulation or provision of this ordinance shall be punishable, upon conviction before the Police Court of the city
of Savannah, by a fine not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars, imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days, either or
both in the discretion of the court.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Feb. 12, 1908.
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To Prohibit Signs and Other Advertisements of Intoxicating Liquors.
By Committee of the Whole
And ordinance to prohibit signs and other advertisements of intoxicating liquors in the city of Savannah.
Section I. Bt it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That from
and after thirty (30) days after the passage of this ordinance
it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to
advertise, in the city of Savannah, the sale on their premises of intoxicating liquors by any sign, notice, placard or
advertisement of any kind or character, and, within the said
thirty (30) days, it shall be the duty of the owners and proprietors of all stores and places of business to see to it that
saloon and barroom signs and other signs and advertisements, indicating the sale on their premises of intoxicating
liquors, shall be erased and removed.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a failure to comply
with this ordinance shall be punishable, in the Police Court
of the city of Savannah, upon conviction, by a fine not to
exceed one hundred ($100) dollars and imprisonment not to
exceed thirty (30) days, either or both in the discretion of
the court, and each week's continuance of the signs, advertisements or notices covered by this ordinance shall be considered a separate and distinct offenseSec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Feb. 12, 1908.
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Bacteriologist.
By Alderman Gaudry
An ordinance to provide for an official bacteriologist, his
duties, term of office and compensation.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, that the office
of a bacteriologist for the city of Savannah is hereby established, and the Board of Sanitary Commissioners for the
city of Savannah is hereby authorized to select such bacteriologist, after a competitive examination, and under such
rules and regulations as the said board may prescribe touching said examination, its scope and character and the time
and place thereof.
The result of the said examination shall be determined
by the said board, and the person selected by the said board
shall be the official bacteriologist for the city of Savannah
and shall hold his office for the term of five (5) years from
and after the time of his qualification and until his successor
is appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed for inefficiency or unbecoming conduct by the said board- He shall
qualify by taking and subscribing the usual oath required
of city officials before the Mayor of the city of Savannah.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the said bacteriologist shall be under the control and direction of the said
board and of the health officer, as its executive officer, and
that he shall make all examinations and reports requested
by the said board or the said health officer, and shall perform such duties as may, from time to time, be prescribed
by the said board.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That the said bacteriologist shall have and keep his office in the City Hall; shall
devote all of his time to the city's work; shall receive from
the city of Savannah a salary at the rate of three thousand
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(83,000) dollars a year, payable monthly, and shall receive
no fees of any kind.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealedOrdinance passed Feb. 12, 1908.
Statement and Assessment RolL
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statements and assessment rolls touching the improvement of Bull street from
the south side of Park avenue to Estill avenue, made under
an ordinance of the city of Savannah, adopted Jan. 2, 1907:
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
statements and assessment rolls prepared and submitted to
Council by the director of public works for the city of Sa-
'vannah, under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed
Jan. 2, 1907, and entitled, "An ordinance for the improvement of Bull street, in the city of Savannah, Ga., from Park
avenue to Estill avenue, under the terms and provisions of
an act of the Legislature of Georgia approved Oct. ist, 1887,
and also under the terms and provisions of an act of the
General Assembly of Georgia, entitled, 'An act to
provide for renewing or repairing any pavement now laid
or to be laid in any city of this State having a population
over twenty thousand (20,000),' approved Oct. 10, 1891, said
last named act being codified in Section 724 of the code of
Georgia, and for other purposes," be and they are hereby
declared to be the official statements and assessment rolls of
the said improvement under the said ordinance, one of said
statements and assessment rolls being that entitled, "State-
(M. R. C. S.-24)
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ment showing the cost of improvement to Bull street, in the
city of Savannah, Ga., beginning at Park avenue and extending to the north curb line of Anderson street- As under an
ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed Jan- 2, 1907, with
an assessment roll showing as to one-half of this cost, how
it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels, and
giving the sums chargeable to each parcel, with the names'of
the owners," and the other being entitled, "Statement showing the cost of improvement to Bull street, in the city of
Savannah, Ga., beginning at the north curb line of Anderson street and extending south to Estill avenue. As under
an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed Jan. 2, 1907,
with an assessment roll showing as to one-half of this cost,
how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels,
and giving the sums chargeable to each parcel with the
names of the owners." And the clerk of Council of the city
of Savannah is hereby directed to mark the said statements
and assessment rolls filed as of this date and to enter the
same on the minutes of Council for due authentication and
preservation.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the treasurer of the
city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and send to
the property owners, including the street railroad company,
a bill for the respective amounts due by them, as provided
for by the said ordinance. Should the said bills be not paid
then it shall be the duty of the treasurer to issue executions
as provided for by the said ordinance, which shall be made
and levied as are executions for city taxes.
Sec- 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Feb. 12,1908.
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Licenses to Shipping Masters.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to provide for licenses to shipping masters.
Section I- Bt it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That hereafter no license, permit or receipt, shall be issued to any person, firm or corporation, to do the business of a shipping
master in the city of Savannah unless written application
therefor has been first approved by Council, and such license
or permit shall be subject to revocation by the Mayor of the
city in the event the Mayor finds that a shipping master has
been guilty of misconduct which, in the judgment of the
Mayor, justifies such revocation.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance be and the
same are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed Feb. 26, 1908.
To Amend Section xaoo of MacDonelTs Code of Savannah.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to amend section 1200 of MacDonell's
code of Savannah.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That section
1200 of MacDonell's code of Savannah be and the same is
hereby amended by adding at the end of said section the
words: And each week's neglect or failure to observe any
, one of the requirements in any section in this chapter shall
be held to be a separate and distinct offense and be punished
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accordingly. So that said section shall read as follows: "As
to any section in this chapter, wherein no punishment is prescribed, any person or corporation violating the same, shall
be punished, on conviction in Police Court, by fine not to
exceed one hundred ($100) dollars, and any such person
may be imprisoned not exceeding thirty (30) days, either or
both, in the discretion of the court. And each week's neglect or failure to observe any one of the requirements in any
section in this chapter shall be held to be a separate and distinct offense and be punished accordingly."
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed Feb. 26, 1908.
To Amend Tax Ordinance for 1908.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to amend, as herein stated, the tax ordinance of the city of Savannah, adopted Dec. 30, 1907.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the tax
ordinance of the city of Savannah, adopted Dec. 30, 1907,
and entitled, "An ordinance to assess and levy taxes and
raise revenue for the city of Savannah, for the regulation of
certain kinds of business in the corporate and jurisdictional
limits of said city, fixing penalties for the violation of the
revenue ordinances of said city, and for other purposes connected with taxes and revenue of said city," be and the same
is hereby amended with reference to that part of the said ordinance providing for the taxation of telephone or telegraph
companies or exchanges by the provision "telephone or telegraph companies or exchanges, six hundred ($600) dollars
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each, without discount," so that, hereafter, the said part of
the tax ordinance, and the said provision just quoted, shall
read and provide as follows: "Telephone or telegraph companies or exchanges, for business done exclusively within
the city of Savannah and not including any business done to
or from points without the State, and not including any business done for the government of the United States, its officers or agents, six hundred ($600) dollars each, without discount."
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the provision in
the said tax ordinance providing for the taxation of each express company or agency of such in the city of Savannah,
doing business in said city, be and the same is hereby
amended so that the said provision for the said taxation shall
hereafter read as follows: "Each express company, or
agency of such, in the city of Savannah, doing business in
said city, and for business done within the said city of Savannah (not including any business done to or from points
without the State of Georgia, and including only its Savannah business), twelve hundred ($1,200) dollars, and, in addition thereto, six ($6) dollars for every one-horse baggage
express wagon, and twelve ($12) dollars, for every twohorse baggage express wagon employed by such companies
in Savannah." 1 !
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That so much of said
tax ordinance as provides for taxation upon all agents and
representatives of packing houses having a place of business
or stock of merchandise in this city and selling therefrom
to customers in Savannah, be and the same is hereby so
amended that, hereafter, said provision of the said tax ordinance shall read as follows: "Upon all agents and representatives of packing houses, and upon all agents and representatives of dealers in packing house goods and products,
having a place of business or stock of merchandise in this
city and selling therefrom to customers in Savannah, one
hundred ($100) dollars, with an additional tax of four hun-
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dred ($400) dollars to those selling fresh meats, for each
place of business in said city or place where a stock of merchandise is kept in said city."
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Feb- 26, 1908.
Tax on Express Companies or Agencies.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to restore the specific tax on express companies or agencies to five hundred ($500) dollars.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
specific tax on express companies or agencies be and it is
hereby restored to five hundred ($500) dollars net, as provided for by the ordinance of Jan. 29, 1908.
Sec. 2. Be -it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed March n, 1908.
To Appoint an Acting City Treasurer.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to provide for the appointment of an acting city treasurer.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
Mayor of the city of Savannah be and he is hereby author-
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i?ed and empowered in case of the absence, illness or incapacity for any reason of the city treasurer to appoint by
written appointment an acting city treasurer, which appointment shall continue until revoked by the Mayor. And the
said acting city treasurer during the continuance of his appointment shall have all the power and authority of the
treasurer of the city of Savannah.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed March ii, 1908.
To Amend Section 648 of MacDonell's Code of Savannah.
By Alderman Davant
An ordinance to amend section 648 of MacDonell's Code
of Savannah.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That section
648 of MacDonell's Code of the city of Savannah be and the
same is hereby amended so that hereafter the said section
shall read as follows: "The superintendent of the fire department is hereby authorized and directed to appoint an
electric inspector, said appointee to be first approved by the
Fire Committee of the Council of the city of Savannah. The
said electric inspector shall be paid a salary at the rate of
seventy-five ($75) dollars per month."
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
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Ordinance passed April 8, 1908.
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For the Improvement of Abercorn Street.
By Alderman Guckenheimer
An ordinance for the improvement of Abercorn street
from the south property line of Liberty street to the north
curb line of Lafayette Square, under the terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved OctI, 1887.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, under the
terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia,
approved Oct. i, 1887, that the director of public works for
the city of Savannah and the Committee on Streets and
Lanes of said city, be, and they are hereby authorized and
directed to build and construct on Abercorn street, in the
city of Savannah, Ga., from the south property line of Liberty street to the north curb line of Lafayette Square, a road-
%vay of asphalt blocks forty-five (45) feet in width between
the curbing, said pavement at all street and lane intersections to exten^ over the full width of said Abercorn street,
that is to say to lines coincident with the respective property
lines, and they are authorized and directed to lay the necessary curbing, and to do all the work in the way of grading,
the placing of catch basins, drains, crossings, and all other
things incident to the construction and completion of said
roadway on said portion of Abercorn street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a street railroad
company having tracks running through said portion of
Abercorn street to be improved under this ordinance, is
hereby required to pave the width of its tracks and two feet
on each side of every line of the tracks of said street railroad company, with asphalt blocks, as the work progresses,
and in the event this is not done by said company the said
director of public works and the said committee shall see
to its being done, at the expense of said railroad company.
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Sec. 3. Be it further ordained. That after the total cost
of said work, exclusive of that done by or for a street railroad company, shall have been ascertained, one-third of such
total cost shall be paid out of the city treasury and the other
two-thirds (2-3) by the persons owning, at the date of the
adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on the
said portion of Abercorn street to be improved under this
ordinance, according to frontage, and the pro rata amount
of the cost of such work is hereby assessed against the said
abutting real estate and its owners, as aforesaid, according
to frontageThe frontage of intersecting streets and lanes is assessed
as real estate abutting on said portion of Abercorn street
to be improved, and the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah shall be, for all the intents and purposes of this ordinance, the owner of the real estate so abutting, and shall
pay from the city treasury its just pro rata as such owner
of the cost of such work, according to frontage, in addition
to its one-third of the entire cost as hereinbefore provided.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That after the improvement hereinbefore provided for has been completed, the said
director and the said committee shall prepare and submit to
the Council of the city of Savannah a statement showing the
cost of the improvement herein provided for, and also an assessment roll showing as to two-thirds of the cost to be apportioned, how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels, including the street and lane intersections, and
giving the sum chargeable to each parcel, with the name of
the owner.
Upon the consideration and adoption of said statement
and assessment roll by the Council of the city of Savannah,
it shall then become the duty of the city treasurer to send
to the abutting property owners their proper bill for the
same, as it may be ascertained by the City Council, and if
such bill so sent be not paid within thirty (30) days after
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the presentation or sending of the same, it shall then become
the duty of the city treasurer to issue execution for the
amount, together with costs, against the persons and property aforesaid, which execution shall be made and levied out
of the property described therein, as are executions for city
taxes. The said statement and assessment roll shall also
show the amount payable by any railroad company, and
should such company fail or refuse to pay a bill for the same,
thirty (30) days after the presentation or sending of the
same, it shall be the duty of the city treasurer to issue execution against said company and its property for said bill,
together with costs, which shall be made and levied as are
executions for city taxes.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed April 22, 1908.
Statement and Assessment Roll McDonough Street.
Ordinance on its first reading and by unanimous consent of Council read a second time, placed upon its passage
and adopted, all members present (10) voting in the affirmative. Before the passage of this ordinance, Council heard
evidence touching the correctness of the said statement and
assessment roll and duly verified the same.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll touching the improvement of McDonough
street, from the east side of Bull street to the west side of
Drayton street, and from the west side of Bull street to the
east side of Whitaker street, made under an ordinance of
the city of Savannah, adopted Dec. 19, 1906.
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Section i. . Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
statement and assessment roll, prepared and submitted to
Council by the director of public works for the city of Savannah, under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed
Dec. 19, 1906, and entitled "An Ordinance for the Improvement of Portions of Certain Streets and Lanes in the City
of Savannah, Ga., that is to say," etc. (naming a number of
streets and lanes) "McDonough street from the east side of
Bull to the west side of Drayton street, and from the west
side of Bull street to the east side of Whitaker street," etc.,
"all under the terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887," be and it is hereby
declared to be the official statement and assessment roll of
the said improvement under the said ordinance, the said
statement and assessment roll being that entitled "Statement showing cost of improvements to McDonough street,
in the city of Savannah, Ga., beginning at the east side of
Bull street and extending to the west side of Drayton street,
and from the west side of Bull street to the east side of
Whitaker street, as under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed Dec- 19, 1906, with an assessment roll showing as to two-thirds of this cost, how it is apportioned
among the several abutting parcels, and giving the sums
chargeable to each parcel, with the names of the owners."
And the clerk of Council of the city of Savannah is hereby
directed to mark the said statement and assessment roll
filed as of this date and to enter the same oil the minutes
of Council for due authentication and preservation.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the treasurer of
the city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and
send to the property owners a bill for the respective
amounts due by them, as provided for by the said ordinance.
Should the said bills be not paid, then it shall be the duty
of the treasurer to issue executions as provided for by the
said ordinance, which shall be made and levied as are executions for city taxes.
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Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed May 6, 1908.
Statement and Assessment Roll McDonough Street.
Ordinance on its first reading and by unanimous consent of Council read a second time, placed upon its'passage
and adopted, all members present (10) voting in the affirmative- Before the passage of this ordinance, Council heard
evidence touching the correctness of the said statement and
assessment roll and duly verified the same.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll, touching the improvement of McDonough
street from the east side of Drayton street to the west side
of Abercorn street, made under an ordinance of the city of
Savannah, adopted Dec. 18, 1907.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
statement and assessment roll prepared and submitted to
Council by the director of public works for the city of Savannah, under an ordinance of the city of Savannah,
passed Dec. 18, 1907, and entitled, "An ordinance for
the improvement of McDonough street from the eastern
property line of Drayton street to the western property line
of Abercorn street, under the terms and provisions of an
act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. 2, 1887,"
be and they are hereby declared to be the official statement
and assessment roll of the said improvement under the said
ordinance, and said statement and assessment roll being
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that entitled, "Statement showing the cost of improvements
to McDonough street, in the city of Savannah, Ga., beginning at the eastern side of Drayton street and extending to
the western side of Abercorn street, as under an ordinance
of the city of Savannah, passed Dec. 18, 1907, with an assessment roll showing as to two-thirds of this cost, how it is
apportioned among the several abutting parcels, and giving the sums chargeable to each parcel, with the names of
the owners." And the clerk of Council of the city of Savannah is hereby directed to mark the said statement and
assessment roll filed as of this date, and to enter the same
on the minutes of Council for due authentication and preservationSec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the treasurer of
the city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and
send to the property owners a bill for the respective
amounts due by them, as provided for by the said ordinance.
Should the said bills be not paid, then it shall be the duty of
the treasurer to issue executions as provided for by the said
ordinance, which shall be made and levied as are executions
for city taxes.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed May 6, 1908.
Statement and Assessment RollMcDonough Street.
Ordinance on its first reading and by unanimous consent of Council read a second time, placed upon its passage
and adopted, all members present (10) voting in the affirmative. Before the passage of this ordinance Council heard
evidence touching the correctness of the said statement and
assessment roll and duly verified the same.
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By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statement and
assessment roll touching the improvement of McDonough
street, from the east side of Bull street to the west side of
Drayton street, and from the west side of Bull street to the
east side of Whitaker street, made under an ordinance of
the city of Savannah, adopted Dec. 19, 1906-
. Section^ i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
statement and assessment roll, prepared and submitted to
Council by the director of public works for the city of Savannah, under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed
Dec. 19, 1906, and entitled "An Ordinance for the Improvement of Portions of Certain Streets and Lanes in the City
of Savannah, Ga., that is to say," etc. (naming a number of
streets and lanes) "McDonough street from the east side
of Bull to the west side of Drayton street, and from the
west side of Bull street to the east side of Whitaker street,"
etc., "all under the terms and provisions of an act of the
Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887," be and it is
hereby declared to be the official statement and assessment
roll of the said improvement under the said ordinance, the
said statement and assessment roll being that entitled
"Statement showing cost of improvements to McDonough
street, in the city of Savannah, Ga., beginning at the east
side of Bull street and extending to the west side of Drayton street, and from the west side of Bull street to the east
side of Whitaker street, as under an ordinance of the city
of Savannah, passed Dec. 19, 1906, with an assessment roll
showing as to two-thirds of this cost, how it is apportioned
among the several abutting parcels, and giving the sums
chargeable to each parcel, with the names of the owners-"
And the clerk of Council of the city of Savannah is hereby
directed to mark the said statement and assessment roll
filed as of this date and to enter the same on the minutes of
Council for due authentication and preservation.
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Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the treasurer of
the city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and
send to the property owners a bill for the respective
amounts due by them, as provided for by the said ordinance.
Should the said bills be not paid, then it shall be the duty
of the treasurer to issue executions as provided for by the
said ordinance, which shall be made and levied as are executions for city taxes.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed May 6, 1908.
Statement and Assessment Roll Park Avenue.
Ordinance on its first reading and by unanimous consent of Council, read a second time, placed upon its passage
and adopted, all members present (10) voting in the affirmative. Before the passage of this ordinance, Council heard
evidence touching the correctness of the statement and assessment roll and duly verified the sameBy Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll touching the improvement of Park avenue
from the east side of Bull street to the west side of Drayton
street, made under an ordinance of the city of Savannah,
adopted Nov. 6, 1907.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
statement and assessment roll, prepared and submitted to
Council by the director of public works for the city of Savannah, under an ordinance of the city of -Savannah, passed
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Nov. 6, 1907, and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of a certain portion of Park avenue, in the city of Savannah, under the terms and provisions of an act of the
Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887," be and it is
hereby declared to be the official statement and assessment
roll of the said improvement under the said ordinance, the
said statement and assessment roll being that entitled:
"Statement showing the cost of improvements to Park avenue, in the city of Savannah, Ga., beginning at the eastern
property line of Bull street and extending to the western
property line of Drayton street, as under an ordinance of
the city of Savannah, passed Nov. 6, iox>7, with an assessment roll showing as to two-thirds of this cost, how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels, and giving the
sums chargeable to each parcel, with the names of the owners." And the clerk of Council of the city of Savannah is
hereby directed to mark the said statement and assessment
roll filed as of this date and to enter the same on the minutes of Council for due authentication and preservation.
Sec- 2. Be it further ordained, That the treasurer of the
city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and send to
the property owners a bill for the respective amounts due by
them, as provided for by the said ordinance. Should the said
bills be not paid, then it shall be the duty of the treasurer to
issue executions as provided for by the said ordinance,
which shall be made and levied as are executions for city
taxes.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed May 6, 1908.
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To Adopt Wharf Plan,
By Alderman Perritt
An ordinance to adopt the wharf plan herein mentioned.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That all
wharves hereafter constructed in the city of Savannah shall
conform to a plan prepared by the city engineer designated
"Plan of Wharf," marked "Approved, W. J. Winn, City
Engineer," and also "Plan made July u^ 1900- Tracing
made Jan. 21, 1901," which said plan is now on file in the
office of the city engineer, except that where square piles
are shown on said plan, round piles, of equivalent dimensions, may be used, provided always, however, that all fender piles and front row of piles adjacent to the fender piles
shall, in all cases, be square.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance on its first reading and by unanimous consent of Council, read a second time, placed upon its passage.
Ordinance passed May 6, 1908.
Parks.
By Alderman Entelman
An ordinance to make a park out of the plat of ground
herein described.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the plat
or parcel of ground in the city of Savannah known as lots
B, 2, 4 and 6, in section 8, Southville ward, bounded on the
(H. K. C. S.-2S)
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north by Forty-second street, on the east by the right-ofway of the Atlantic Coast Line Railway, formerly the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway, on the south by Estill avenue and on the west by Bull street, be and it is hereby
set aside and designated as a public park, a plan of said
public park being hereunto annexed and made a part of this
ordinance.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed May 6, 1908.
Unnecessarily Prolonged Blowing of Steam Whistles.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to prevent the unnecessarily prolonged
blowing of steam whistlesSection i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That hereafter the unnecessarily prolonged blowing of steam whistles
in the corporate or jurisdictional limits of the city of Savannah shall be unlawful, and it shall be the duty of all
persons, firms or corporations having occasion to blow
steam whistles, to avoid the unnecessarily prolonged blowing thereof, and thus save unnecessary noise and disturbance.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the violation of this
ordinance shall be punishable, upon-conviction before the
Police Court of the city of Savannah, by a fine not to exceed
fifty ($50) dollars and imprisonment not to exceed ten (10)
days, either or both in the discretion of the court.
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Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed May 6, 1908.
Laurel Grove Cemetery Burial Fees.
By Alderman Kavanaugh
An ordinance to repeal section 1259 of MacDonell's
Code of Savannah and to establish the schedule of fees herein mentioned for Laurel Grove CemeterySection i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, that section
1259 of MacDonell's Code of Savannah, relative to the rates
of burial in Laurel Grove Cemetery, be and the same is
hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that the following be
and it is hereby established as the schedule of burial fees for
the said Laurel Grove Cemetery, the same having been first
approved by the Park and Tree Commission, that is to say:
For adults and persons 12 years of age or more:
Regular interment, without box................... .$ 5.00
Regular interment, with box....................... 6.00
Regular interment, brick grave.................... 7.50
Disinterment . ................................... 6.00
Disinterment and reinterment . .................... 12-00i
For children under 12 years of age:
Regular interment, without box. ...................^ 2.50
Regular interment, with box . ..................... 3.00
Regular interment, brick grave . ................... 4.00
Disinterment . ................................... 3.00
Disinterment and reinterment . .................... 6-00
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Sec. 3. Be it further ordained that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed May 20, 1908.
Police Sergeant B. G. Floyd.
By Committee on Police
An ordinance to amend an ordinance passed May i,
1901, entitled "An ordinance to place on the retired roll and
to pay a pension to Police Sergeant B. G. Floyd."
Section i- Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
above entitled ordinance be and the same is hereby so
amended that, from May i, 1908, the said B. G. Floyd shall
be paid, as a pension, at the rate of forty-six dollars and
sixty-six cents ($46.66) per month.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed May 20, 1908.
VehiclesTo Regulate Same.
By Alderman Wilson
An ordinance to regulate passenger vehicles for hire in
the city of Savannah.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the following stands, in the city of Savannah, are hereby estab-
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Hshed for the drivers of passenger vehicles in the city of
Savannah, when waiting to be hired, namely:
a. East side of Bull street between Bay street and Bay
street lane, as a stand for two (2) hacks only ;
b. West side of Johnson Square, next to the curbing,
between Bryan and Congress streets.
c- East side of Johnson Square, next to the curbing,
between Bryan and Congress streets, except on Sundays,
during church hours, when it shall not be lawful for drivers
to remain on this side of Johnson Square;
d. East side of Bull street, between Broughton street
and Broughton street lane, as a stand for two (2) hacks
only;
e. North side of President street, between Bull and
Whitaker streets, as a stand for four (4) hacks only;
f. North side of McDonough street between Bull and
Drayton streets;
g. South side of Liberty street between Bull and Drayton streets;
h. Harris street between Bull and Drayton streets;
i. Park avenue between Bull and Drayton streets;
j. The Central Railroad Depot, on Railroad street only,
and west of West Broad street;
k. Fifty (50) feet of West Broad street, in front of the
Union Station, shall be kept clear. A bus stand is established on the north side of this fifty feet; and a hack stand is
established on the south side of this fifty feet extending in
a southwestwardly direction into Roberts street.'
1- Oglethorpe avenue and Price streets;
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m. At the Tybee Depot, inside of the Railroad Yard,
but not on Randolph street;
n. East side of East Broad street and south of Liberty
street;
o. East side of Barnard street between Broughton
street and Broughton street lane;
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that each passenger hack
or cab, used in the city of Savannah for hire, shall, after dark,
have two (2) lights with numbers on lamps in cut metal not
less than an inch and a half in length.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained that sleeping in a hack,
cab or other passenger vehicle by the driver, and leaving
the hack unattended, is prohibited.
Circling in front of a railroad depot is also prohibited.
Sec- 4. Be it further ordained that the Chief of Police
of Savannah is hereby made the inspector of hacks and passenger vehicles, and no license shall be issued therefor unless the vehicles and the animal or animals propelling the
same are in a satisfactory condition, and the license may be
revoked at any time if this condition becomes unsatisfactory.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained that the Street and Lane
Committee may add other stands in addition to those hereinbefore specified, and the said committee may also erect,
or cause to be erected poles at the stands, and the drivers of
the vehicle first arriving at the stand shall be entitled to
the place nearest the said pole, and other drivers to places in
the order of their arrival.
Sec. 6. Be it further ordained that any driver of a vehicle who fails to observe this ordinance with reference to
stands, or sleeps in his vehicle, or leaves the same unat-
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tended, or violates any provision of this ordinance, shall, on
conviction before the Police Court of the city of Savannah,
be subject to a fine not to exceed ten ($10) dollars and imprisonment not to exceed ten (10) days, either or both in the
discretion of the court.
Sec. 7. Be it further ordained that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 8, 1908-
Ogeechee Road Impovement.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance for the improvement of a portion of the
Ogeechee road, under the terms and provisions of an act
of the Legislature of Georgia, approved, Oct. i, 1887.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, under
the terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of
Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887, That the director of public works for the city of Savannah and the Committee on
Streets and Lanes of said city be and they are hereby authorized and directed to build and construct on the Ogeechee road, in the city of Savannah, from the south property line of Anderson street to the south property line of
Thirty-seventh street, a roadway thirty (30) feet in width
of vitrified brick, and they are also authorized and directed to enclose the said roadway with stone curbings
and to do all the work in the way of grading, the placing
of catch basins, drains, crossings, and all other things incident to the construction and completion of the said
roadway on the said portion of the Ogeechee road-
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Sec. 2. Be it furthermore ordained, That a railroad
company having tracks running through the said portion
of the Ogeechee road to be improved under this ordinance
is hereby required to pave the width of its tracks and two
(2) feet on each side of every line of tracks of the said
railroad company with vitrified brick as the said work
progresses and in the event this is not done by the said
company, the said director of public works and the said
committee shall see to its being done at the expense of
the said railroad company.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That after the total
cost of said work, exclusive of that done by or for a railroad company, shall have been ascertained, one-third of
such total cost shall be paid out of the city treasury and
the other two-thirds from the persons owning at the
date of the adoption of this ordinance the real estate abutting on said portion of the Ogeechee road to be improved
under this ordinance, according to frontage, and the pro
rata amount of the cost of such work is hereby assessed
against the said abutting real estate and its owners as
aforesaid, according to frontage. The frontage of intersecting streets and lanes is assessed as real estate abutting
upon said portion of the Ogeechee road to be improved,
and the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah
shall be, for all the intents and purposes of this ordinance,
the owner of the real estate so abutting, and shall pay
from the city treasury its just pro rata as such owner of
the cost of said work according to frontage, in addition
to its one-third of the entire cost as hereinbefore provided.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That after the improvement hereinbefore provided for has been completed,
the director of public works for the city of Savannah and
said Committee on Streets and Lanes shall prepare and
submit to the Council of the city of Savannah a statement
showing the cost of the improvement hereinbefore pro-
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vided for, and also an assessment roll showing as to twothirds of the cost, how it is apportioned among the several
abutting parcels, and giving the sums chargeable to each
parcel, with the name of the ownerUpon the consideration and" adoption of said statement and assessment roll by the Council of the city of Savannah, it shall then become the duty of the city treasurer
to send to the abutting property owners their proper bill
for the same as it may be ascertained by the City Council, and if such bill so sent be not paid within thirty (30)
days after the presentation or sending of the same, it shall
then become the duty of the city treasurer to issue an execution for the amount, together with costs, against the
persons and property aforesaid, which execution shall be
made and levied out of the property described therein, as
are executions for city taxes. The said statement and assessment roll shall also show the amount payable by a
railroad company and should such company fail and refuse to pay a bill for the same thirty (30) days after the
presentation or sending of the same, it shall be the duty
of the city treasurer to issue execution against said company and property for said bill, together with costs, which
shall be made and levied as are executions for city taxes^.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 8, 1908-
Cuyler Street Improvement.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
i>
An ordinance for the improvement of a portion of
Cuyler street, under the terms and provisions of an act
of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887.
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Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, under
the terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of
Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887, That the Director of Public Works for the city of Savannah and the Committee on
Streets and Lanes of said city be and they are hereby authorized and directed to build and construct on Cuyler
street, in the city of Savannah, from the south property
line of Henry street to the south property line of Anderson street, a roadway thirty (30) feet in width of vitrified
brick, and they are also authorized and directed to enclose
the said roadway with stone curbings and to do all the
work in the way of grading, the placing of catch basins,
drains, crossings and all other things incident to the construction and completion of the said roadway on the said
portion of Cuyler street.
Sec- 2. Be it further ordained, That a railroad company having tracks running through the said portion of
Cuyler street to be improved under this ordinance is hereby required to pave the width of its tracks and two (2)
feet on each side of every line of tracks of the said railroad company with vitrified brick as the said work progresses and in the event this is not done by the said company, the said director of public works and the said committee shall see to its being done at the expense of the said
railroad company.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That after the total
cost of said work, exclusive of that done by or for a railroad company, shall have been ascertained, one-third of
such total cost shall be paid out of the city treasury and
the other two-thirds from the persons owning at the date
of the adoption of this ordinance the real estate abutting
on said portion of Cuyler street to be improved under this
ordinance, according to frontage and the pro rata amount
of the cost of such work is hereby assessed against the
said abutting real estate and its owners as aforesaid, ac-
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cording to frontage. The frontage of intersecting streets
and lanes is assessed as real estate abutting upon said
portion of Cuyler street to be improved, and the Mayor
and Aldermen of the city of Savannah shall be, for all the
intents and purposes of this ordinance, the owner of the
real estate so abutting, and shall pay from the city treasury its just pro rata as such owner of the cost of said work
according to frontage, in addition to its one-third of the
entire cost as hereinbefore provided.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That after the improvement hereinbefore provided for has been completed,
the director of public works for the city of Savannah and
the said Committee on Streets and Lanes shall prepare and
submit to the Council of the city of Savannah a statement
showing the cost of the improvement hereinbefore provided for, and also an assessment roll showing as to twothirds of the cost, how it is apportioned among the several
abutting parcels, and giving the sum chargeable to each
parcel, with the name of the owner.
Upon the consideration and adoption of said statement and assessment roll by the Council of the city of Savannah, it shall then become the duty of the city treasurer
to send to the abutting property owners their proper bill
for the same as it may be ascertained by the City Council,
and if such bill so sent be not paid within thirty (30) days
after the presentation or sending of the same, it shall then
become the duty of the city treasurer to issue an execution
for the amount, together with costs, against the persons
and property aforesaid, which execution shall be made
and levied out of the property described therein, as are executions for city taxes. The said statement and assessment roll shall also show the amount payable by a railroad
company and should such company fail and refuse to pay
a bill for the same thirty (30) days after the presentation
or sending of the same, it shall be the duty of the city
treasurer to issue execution against said company and
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property for said bill, together with costs, which shall be
made and levied as are executions for city taxes.
Sec- 5. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 8, 1908-
Ogeechee Road Improvement.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance for the improvement of a portion of the
Ogeechee road, under the terms and provisions of an act
of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. I, 1887.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, under
the terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of
Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887, That the director of public
works for the city of Savannah and the Committee on
Streets and Lanes of said city be and they are hereby authorized and directed to build and construct on the Ogeechee road, in the city of Savannah, from the south property line of Thirty-seventh street to the city limits, a roadway twenty (20) feet in width of gravel, and they are also
authorized and directed to enclose the said roadway with
stone curbings and to do all the work in the way of grading, the placing of catch basins, drains, crossings and all
other things incident to the construction and completion
of the said roadway on the said portion of the Ogeechee
road.
Sec. 2, Be it further ordained, That after the total
cost of the said work shall have been ascertained, one-third
of such total cost shall be paid out of the city treasury and
the other two-thirds from the persons owning at the date
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of the adoption of this ordinance the real estate abutting
on said portion of the Ogeechee road to be improved under
this ordinance, according to frontage; and the pro rata
amount of the cost of such work is hereby assessed against
the said abutting real estate and its owners as aforesaid,
according to frontage. The frontage of intersecting streets
and lanes is assessed as real estate abutting upon said portion of the Ogeechee road to be improved, and the Mayor
and Aldermen of the city of Savannah shall be, for all the
intents and purposes of this ordinance, the owner of the
real estate so abutting, and shall pay from the city treasury
its just pro rata as such owner of the cost of said work according to frontage, in addition to its one-third of the entire cost as hereinbefore provided.
Sec- 3. Be it further ordained, That after the improvement hereinbefore provided for has been completed,
the director of public works for the city of Savannah and
said Committee on Streets and Lanes shall prepare and
submit to the Council of the city of Savannah, a statement
showing the cost of the improvement hereinbefore provided for, and also an assessment roll showing as to twothirds of the cost, how it is apportioned among the several
abutting parcels, and giving the sum chargeable to each
parcel, with the name of the owner.
Upon the consideration and adoption of said statement and assessment roll by the Council of the city of
Savannah it shall then become the duty of the city treasurer to send to the abutting property owners their proper
bill for the same, as it may be ascertained by the City
Council, and if such bill so sent be not paid within thirty
(30) days after the presentation or sending of the same it
shall then become the duty of the city treasurer to issue an
execution for the amount, together with costs, against the
persons and property aforesaid, which execution shall be
made and levied out of the property described therein, as
are executions for city taxes.
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Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 8, 1908-
Bay Street Improvement.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to amend an ordinance entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Bay street lane from the
east property line of Bull street to the west property line
of Drayton street, under the terms and provisions of an act
of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887," the
said ordinance having been passed Nov. 7, 1906.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
the above entitled ordinance, passed Nov. 7, 1906, be and
the same is hereby amended by substituting for the words
"twenty-two (22) feet in width" in the first section of said
ordinance, the words "sixteen (16) feet in width," so that
said first section, as amended, shall read as follows: "Be
it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, under the terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct.
i, 1887, That the director of public works for the city of
Savannah and the Committee on Streets and Lanes of said
city be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to
build and construct on Bay street lane, in the city of Savannah, from the east property line of Bull street to the
west property line of Drayton street, a roadway of vitrified
brick sixteen (16) feet in width, between the curbing, and
they are authorized and directed to lay the necessary curbing, and to do all the work in the way of grading, the placing of catch basins, drains, and all other things incident to
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the construction and completion of said roadway on said
portion of said Bay street lane.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 8, 1908-
Hull Street Improvement.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance for the improvement of a portion of
Hull street (formerly New street), under the terms and
provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, under
the terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of
Georgia, approved Oct. I, 1887, That the director of public
works for the city of Savannah and the Committee on
Streets and Lanes of said city be and they are hereby authorized and directed to build and construct on Hull street
(formerly New street), in the city of Savannah, from the
west property line of West Broad street to the west property line of Fahm street, a roadway forty (40) feet in width
of granite blocks, and they are also authorized and directed
to enclose the said roadway with stone curbings and to do
all the work in the way of grading, the placing of catch
basins, drains, crossings, and all other things incident to
the construction and completion of the said roadway on
the said portion of Hull street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total
cost of the said work shall have been ascertained, one-third
of such total cost shall be paid out of the city treasury and
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the other two-thirds from the persons owning at the date
of the adoption of this ordinance the real estate abutting
on said portion of Hull street to be improved under this
ordinance, according to frontage, and the pro rata amount
of the cost of such work is hereby assessed against the said
abutting real estate and its owners as aforesaid, according
to frontage. The frontage of intersecting streets and lanes
is assessed as real estate abutting upon said portion of Hull
street to be improved, and the Mayor and Aldermen of the
city of Savannah shall be, for all the intents and purposes
of this ordinance, the owner of the real estate so abutting
and shall pay from the city treasury its just pro rata as
such owner of the cost of said work, according to frontage,
in addition to its one-third of the entire cost as hereinbefore provided.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That after the improvement hereinbefore provided for has been completed,
the director of public works for the city of Savannah and
said Committee on Streets and Lanes shall prepare and submit to the Council of the city of Savannah a statement
showing the cost of the improvement hereinbefore provided for, and also an assessment roll showing as to twothirds of the cost, how it is apportioned among the several
abutting parcels, and giving the sum chargeable to each
parcel, with the name of the owner.
Upon the consideration and adoption of said statement
and assessment roll by the Council of the city of Savannah
it shall then become the duty of the city treasurer to send
to the abutting property owners their proper bill for the
same as it may be ascertained by the City Council, and if
such bill so sent be not paid within thirty (30) days after
the presentation or sending of the same, it shall then become the duty of the city treasurer to issue an execution for
the amount, together with costs, against the persons and
property aforesaid, which execution shall be made and
levied out of. the property described therein, as are executions for city taxes.
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Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 8, 1908-
Seventy-five Dollars Appropriated to Pay Funeral Expenses of J. V. Bordnave, Engineer of the Fire
Department.
By Committee on Fire
An ordinance to appropriate the sum of seventy-five
dollars ($75.00) to pay the funeral expenses of J- V. Bordnave, an engineer of the Fire Department dying in the service of the city.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
the sum of seventy-five ($75.00) dollars be and it is hereby
appropriated to pay the funeral expenses of J. V. Bordnave,
an engineer in the Fire Department of the city of Savannah,
and dying in the service of the city, the said Bordnave leaving no dependent family.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance be and the
same are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed June 8, 1908-
(M. R. C. S.26)
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Evergreen or Bpnaventure CemeteryPortion to Be Set
Apart as Hebrew Burial Ground.
By Alderman Kavanaugh (as a substitute for an ordinance
with the same title, read May 6, 1908) :
An ordinance to set apart the portion of Evergreen or
Bonaventure Cemetery herein mentioned as a Hebrew burial ground:
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
southwestern portion of Bonaventure Cemetery, known as
Sections O and Q, containing eight hundred and thirty-five
(835) lots, according to a map of said cemetery made by the
city engineer and adopted by the Park and Tree Commission June 15, 1908, be and the same is hereby set apart from
the Evergreen or Bonaventure Cemetery as a Hebrew burial
ground, to be used exclusively for the burial of the dead of
the Hebrew raceSec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 17, 1908.
Evergreen or Bonaventure CemeteryPortion to Be Set
Apart as Hebrew Burial Ground.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to amend an ordinance entitled an ordinance to set apart the portion of Evergreen or Bonaventure
Cemetery herein mentioned as a Hebrew burial ground.
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city
of Savannah, in Council assembled, That an ordinance en-
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titled an ordinance to set apart the portion of Evergreen or
Bonaventure Cemetery as a Hebrew burial ground be
amended so that the letter "O" be changed to "P," so that
said ordinance as amended shall set apart Sections P and
Q of said cemetery.
Ordinance passed June 17, 1908.
Tax on Trading Stamps.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to tax trading stamp companies and the
business of furnishing trading stamps.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That any person, firm or corporation conducting or carrying on in the
city of Savannah the business .of furnishing stamps, known
as trading stamps or trading stamp books, or coupons, to
merchants in the city of Savannah, whereby such person,
firm or corporation secures an interest in the sales of such
merchants or derives benefit therefrom, shall pay to the
city of Savannah for such business, the sum of two hundred
and fifty ($250) dollars per annum in advance; upon failure
to pay it shall be the duty of the city treasurer to issue an
execution at once for the collection of the tax and, in addition to this the person, firm or corporation failing to pay
said tax shall be subject, upon conviction before the Police
Court of the city of Savannah for the doing of the business
herein mentioned without paying the tax, to a fine not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars and imprisonment not to
exceed thirty (30) days, either or both in the discretion of
the court.
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Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 17, 1908.
To Amend Tax Ordinance Relative to Street Railroad Companies.
By Alderman Guckenheimer
An ordinance to amend the tax ordinance relative to
street railroad companies:
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That so much
of the tax ordinance passed Dec. 30, 1907, to be found on
page 16 of the printed pamphlet which relates to the taxation of street railroad companies be and the same is hereby
amended by substituting for the words "three hundred" on
line eleven of said printed pamphlet the words "two hundred," and for the word "fifty," on line nineteen of the printed pamphlet, the word "twenty-five," so that said portion of
the tax ordinance as amended shall hereafter read as follows:
"Street railroad companies, whether under the control of another company or not, in lieu of the specific tax heretofore
required, shall pay to the city of Savannah for the privilege
of doing business in the city and for the use of the streets
of the city, at the rate of two hundred dollars, without discount, per mile or fraction of a mile of track of the main line,
eliminating all switches and double tracks and conforming
the charge to one line of track on each street used in the city
of Savannah by said railroad company (and it shall be the
duty of street railroad companies to make a return under
oath, through their proper official, of the amount of their
trackage in the city of Savannah); and, in addition thereto,
twenty-five dollars without discount, for each and every car
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at any time used by such company in the city. It shal! also
be required that each and every railroad company doing
business in this city shall take out badges for all cars employed by them, which badges shall be furnished by the city
treasurer and which shall be numbered. It shall further
more be required that each and every car employed on each
and every street railroad company shall have such badge as
hereinbefore provided securely fastened in a conspicuous
place upon the inside of each car."
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 17, 1908.
To Refund the Bonded Indebtedness of the City.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to refund the bonded indebtedness of the
city of Savannah maturing on the first day of February,
1909.
Whereas, bonds of the city of Savannah, of the face
value of two million, six hundred and ten thousand ($2,610,-
ooo) dollars, will mature on the first of February, 1909, and
it is desired to refund this indebtedness by the issuance of
new bonds to be used for the purpose of retiring the sajid
outstanding bonds, under the terms and provisions of an act
of the Legislature of Georgia approved Dec. ir, 1878, and,
particularly, under so much of said act as is embodied in sections 759, 760 and 761 of the first volume of the code of
Georgia.
Section r. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, under the
authority aforesaid, That the said Mayor and Aldermen of
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the city of Savannah, for the purpose of retiring the bonds
of the city of Savannah of the value of two million, six hundred and ten thousand ($2,610,000) dollars maturing Feb.
r, 1909, shall issue new bonds of the city of Savannah to the
principal amount of two millions, six hundred and ten thousand (82,610,000) dollars, to be divided into denominations
of one thousand ($1,000) dollars and five hundred ($500)
dollars, each, face value. They shall bear date Feb. i, 1909,
shall expire fifty (50) years after their date, shall be payable in gold coin, or its equivalent, shall bear interest at the
rate of four and one-half (4j4) per cent, per annum, payable
semi-annually, and this interest shall be represented by coupons attached to the said bonds- Interest on the said new
bonds shall be payable in the cities of New York and Savannah. The said new bonds shall be used by the city of Savannah only for the purpose of retiring the bonds maturing
on the said first day of February, 1909, and the said bonds,
so issued, shall stand in the place and stead of the outstanding bonds and coupons maturing on the said first day of
February, 1909.
The issuance of the said new bonds shall in no wise increase the municipal indebtedness of the city of Savannah,
the purpose of these presents being to refund the said indebtedness by the retirement of the bonds to decrease the
rate of interest and diminish the amount of the indebtedness
by this saving of interest.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a sinking fund for
the redemption of the said new bonds is hereby pledged,
which said sinking fund shall be not less than twenty-five
thousand ($25,000) dollars for the first year, and shall increase at the rate of not less than one thousand ($1,000)
dollars for each and every year thereafter.
i
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That the provisions of
an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed Dec. 17, 1878,
and entitled "an ordinance to compromise the bonded debt
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of the city of Savannah; to provide for the issue of new
bonds with which to retire those outstanding; to provide
for the establishment of a sinking fund for the redemption
of the outstanding bonds of said city, and for other purposes," touching the registration of bonds, the retirement
of the same by the Sinking Fund Commission of the city of
Savannah, and the powers, rights and duties of the said
Sinking Fund Commission, be and they are hereby made
applicable to the said new bonds.
Sec- 4. Be it further ordained, That the Mayor and
Aldermen of the city of Savannah and the Finance Committee of the said city are hereby clothed with full power and
authority touching the division of the said new bonds into
denominations of one thousand dollars and five hundred
dollars, that is to say, as to the number of one thousand dollar bonds and the number of five hundred dollar bonds, and
touching all other matters appertaining to the issuance,
form, disposition, exchange, protection and redemption of
the said new bonds and the disposition of the old bonds, not
herein specially provided.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed June 17, 1908.
Sale of Strip of Land to F. D. Tinsley.
By Alderman Entelman
An ordinance "to provide for sale of a strip of land in
Reppard ward, in Savannah, to Fleming D. Tinsley, and for
other purposes.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, that the
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northwest portion of lot 37, Reppard ward, in Savannah,
Ga., being a strip of land located at the northeast corner of
Thirty-third street lane and Drayton street, said strip containing eight hundred and nine-tenths (800.9) square feet,
said strip having been purchased frpm the Dasher estate
on Nov. 5, 1905, be sold to Fleming D. Tinsley at and for
the price of forty-five (45) cents per square foot, or three
hundred and sixty dollars and forty cents ($360.40) for the
whole.
I
Sec. 2- Be it further ordained, that upon the payment
of the purchase price just named the deed of this municipal
corporation be delivered to the purchaser, same to be executed, on behalf of the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, by the Mayor, with corporate seal affixed, attested by the clerk of Council.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealedOrdinance .passed July I, 1908.
To Refund the Bonded Indebtedness.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to refund the bonded indebtedness of the
city of Savannah maturing on the first day of February,
1909.
Whereas, bonds of the city of Savannah, of the face
value of two million six hundred and ten thousand ($2,610,-
ooo) dollars, will mature on the first day of February, 1909,
and it is desired to refund this indebtedness by the issuance
of new bonds, to be used for the purpose of retiring the said
outstanding bonds, under the terms and provisions of an act
of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Dec. n, 1878, and,
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particularly under so much of said act as is embodied in Sections 759, 760 and 761 of the First Volume of the Code of
Georgia.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, under the authority aforesaid, that the said Mayor and Aldermen of the
city of Savannah, for the purpose of retiring the bonds of
the city of Savannah of the face value of two million six
hundred and ten thousand ($2,610,000) dollars, maturing
Feb. i, 1909, shall issue new bonds of the city of Savannah,
to the principal amount of two million six hundred and ten
thousand ($2,610,000) dollars, face value, and the said issue
of bonds is hereby fully authorized. The said bonds shall
be divided into denominations of one thousand ($1,000) dollars and five hundred ($500) dollars, each, face value. They
shall be deliverable Feb. r, 1909, shall mature Feb. r,
*9S9> be payable in gold coin, or its equivalent, shall
bear interest at the rate of four and one-half (4^4)
per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually, and this
interest shall be represented by coupons attached to
the said bonds. Interest on the said new bonds shall be payable in the cities of New York and Savannah. The said new
bonds shall be used by the city of Savannah, for the purpose
of retiring the bonds maturing on the said first day of February, 1909, and the said new bonds, so issued, shall stand in
the place and stead of the outstanding bonds and coupons
maturing on the said first day of February, 1909.
The issuance of the said new bonds shall in no wise
increase the municipal indebtedness of the city of Savannah,
the purpose of these presents being to refund the said indebtedness by the retirement of maturing bonds, to decrease
the rate of interest and the indebtedness of the city of Savannah.
The said new bonds shall be sold at the highest and best
price obtainable from bidders for^the same, but. in no event,
for less than their face value, and parties holding the bonds
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which will mature on the first of February, 1909, may use
the same, at their face value, in the purchase of new bonds.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that a sinking fund for
the redemption of the said new bonds is hereby pledged,
which said sinking fund shall not be less than twenty-five
thousand (825,000) dollars for the first year, and shall increase at the rate of not less than one thousand ($1,000) dollars for each and every year thereafter.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, that the provisions of an
ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed Dec- 17, 1878, and
entitled: "An ordinance to compromise the bonded debt of
the city of Savannah; to provide for the issue of new bonds,
with which to retire those outstanding; to provide for the
establishment of a sinking fund for the redemption of the
outstanding bonds of said city, and for other purposes,"
touching the registration of bonds, the retirement of the
same by the Sinking Fund Commission of the city of Savannah, and the powers, rights and duties of the said Sinking Fund Commission, be and they are hereby made applicable to the said new bonds.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, that the Mayor of the
city of Savannah and the Finance Committee of the said
city are hereby clothed with full power and authority touching the division of the said new bonds into denominations
of one thousand dollars and five hundred dollars, that is to
say, as to the number of one thousand dollar bonds and the
number of five hundred dollar bonds, and touching all other
matters appertaining to the issuance, form, disposition, exchange, protection and redemption of the said new bonds
and the disposition of the old bonds, not herein specifically
provided.
Sec. 5- Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed-
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This ordinance shall supersede and take the place of
that adopted June, 1908, with the same title.
Ordinance on its first reading July 29, 1908.
Sale of Prohibition Beer.
By Alderman Entelman
An ordinance to tax the sale of beer, commonly known
as prohibition beer:
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, that all persons (other than manufacturers and dealers, exclusively
wholesale), selling in the city of Savannah non-intoxicating
beer made from cereals, commonly known as prohibition
beer, shall pay to the city of Savannah as a business tax two
hundred ($200) dollars per year, payable in two equal installments, semi-annually, in advance.
Such vendors shall pay for the year 1908 the proper pro
rata of this tax for the time elapsing after the adoption of
this ordinance.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealedOrdinance passed July 27. 1^08.
Rules for Commissioners of Pilotage.
An ordinance to amend Sections 1525 and 1526 of the
Code of Savannah, touching rules of the commissioners of
pilotage for the port of Savannah and the prescribing of
rates of pilotage, so as to strike out all matter contained in
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said two sections of said code, and to provide a set of permanent rules and rates of pilotage, and for other purposes.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, that the commissioners of pilotage having recommended to Council that
the present rules for the government of pilots and the rates
of pilotage as prescribed in Sections 1525 and 1526 of the
Code of Savannah, be abolished and the said commissioners
having recommended to Council a set of permanent rules
and rates of pilotage, the said permanent rules of the said
commissioners of pilotage and the said rates of pilotage as
recommended by them are hereby in all respects approved,
and Sections 1525 and 1526 ot said code are hereby repealed
as of Sept I, 1908, and in lieu thereof, the following rules for
the government of pilots, to wit: Rules I to 28, both inclusive, are adopted as constituting Section 1525, and the following rule, known as rule 29, is adopted as constituting
Section 1526:
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that these revised rules
and schedule of rates of pilotage are made effective Sept. I,
1908, and the existing rules and present schedule of pilotage
rates shall continue in force until said time, and no longer.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Rule I. The Savannah Pilots' Association shall maintain an office at some convenient point on Bay street, where
the secretary of said association, or his authorized deputy,
shall be in attendance from 8 a. m. until 6 p. m. daily, except
on Sundays and legal holidays, when the secretary or his
deputy shall be in attendance from 8 a. m. until noon.
Rule 2. The pilot in the city, who is "next on turn,"
shall remain in the office during office hours until called
upon for duty, then the next pilot on turn shall be notified
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and report at office and remain there, as above provided,
thus keeping at least one pilot on duty at the office and
ready for active duty all the while.
Rule 3. The master, owner or consignee of any vessel
requiring the services of a pilot shall give at least one hour's
notice of such requirement at the office of the Savannah
Pilots' Association.
Rule 4. The pilots shall provide and maintain a steam
pilot boat, with accommodations aboard for at least eight
pilots, which boat shall always (weather permitting), remain on the station at the outer bar for the purpose of furnishing pilots to inward bound vessels and relieving outward
bound vessels of pilots. Said pilot boat shall not leave her
station at the outer bar, except in cases of emergency, oftener than twice in every twenty-four hours for the purpose of
taking on or landing pilots at Tybee. Whenever pilot boat
is compelled to leave outer station for coal or repairs her
place is to be supplied during such absence by a proper substitute, which temporary substitute, however, shall be required to have accommodations for not less than six pilots;
the remaining two pilots needed to make the regular crew
of eight at outer bar, shall remain in the city office of the Savannah Pilots' Association, during office hours as per Rule
I, ready to fill any vacancy in crew at outer bar. Whenever
forced to leave station on account of stress of weather, or
other emergency, she shall report back at station at earliest
possible moment.
Rule 5. The complement of pilots on boat at outer station shall be at least eight, which number shall be maintained at all times as near as possible, by filling vacancies occasioned by pilots coming up the river in inward bound vessels, at least once a day. In cases where all pilots on outer
station are required for active service during one day, their
places must be filled, during that day, in whole or in part,
by pilots taken from outward bound vessels or pilots sent
from the city for that purpose.
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Rule 6. Xo vessel shall be used as a pilot boat, except
by the authority and under the inspection of the commissioners of pilotage. Said vessel must be able to go to sea at all
reasonable times and must carry signals as per rules prescribed by United States regulations.
Rule 7- No pilot shall hereafter absent himself from
this port for more than ten days or engage in any other active business, without first making written application to
and obtaining permission of the commissioners of pilotage,
and no pilot shall be excused from duty for more than thirty
days in any one year, except in cases of sickness.
In cases of sickness or unavoidable contingencies,
whereby a pilot is compelled for a time to abandon his duties as a pilot, he shall promptly notify this board.
Rule 8. Hereafter, when any pilot is absent from duty
for over ten days, his place shall be supplied by any apprentice, appointed for that purpose by this board, until return to duty of said pilot. The apprentice acting for said
absentee shall be paid the same as an 18-foot pilot.
Rule 9. No pilot shall tender or receive extra compensation for taking another pilot's turn on duty. All infringements of this rule shall be reported to this board. In
cases where pilots secure the services of a substitute for any
duty, the pilot being so relieved shall report, in writing, to
this board, through the secretary of the Savannah Pilots'
Association, giving the reasons for such substitution.
Rule 10. Any pilot neglecting or refusing to take his
regular turn at bringing in or taking vessels- out is liable to
suspension, after such refusal or neglect has been reported
to and investigated by this board.
Rule ii. Xo pilot shall report for duty, at outer station
or in the city, when intoxicated. A breach of this rule will
mean suspension for the first offense, and, if repeated, the
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guilty party shall be deprived of his license and dismissed
from the service.
Rule 12. It shall be the duty of all pilots bringing vessels in or taking them out to report to the secretary of this
commission, in writing, immediately,, the grounding of or
accidents to vessels while under their charge, and give particulars of such grounding or accident.
Rule 13. In taking "turn" in boarding vessels, inward
or outward bound, it is hereby directed that certificate pilots
are to be considered "on turn" when light draft vessels need
pilots, and it is hereby ordered that they be assigned to such
vessels, in preference to pilots holding full branch, notwithstanding the fact that said full branch pilots are next on
turn. This rule is not to be construed to mean that light
draft vessels v: 11 have to wait for certificate pilots, under
any circumstances; its purpose is simply to give the younger
and less experienced pilots more opportunities for experience, and at the same time hold in reserve men capable of
handling deeper draft vessels.
Rule 14. Every pilot, when he has brought any vessel
to anchor in the harbor, shall, and is hereby directed and
required to, moor such vessel, or to give proper directions
for the mooring of same, and for the safe riding at such
mooring, without extra charge, for such service.
Rule 15. It shall be the duty of every pilot bringing
vessels to the city to dock such, vessels, provided the proper
dock is promptly indicated on arrival, and no extra compensation shall be charged or allowed for this service. This
rule may be waived, however, in cases where incoming vessels require the services of one or more tugs to properly
dock them; then the duty and responsibility of pilots shall
cease when tug or tugs are made fast alongside and master
of tug assumes charge for the purpose of docking.
Rule 16. It shall be the duty of every pilot boarding
a vessel, to take charge as pilot, to notify the master or com-
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manding officer thereof, and to produce to said officer (if
required), his branch or certificate. It shall also be the duty
of pilots assuming charge of inward or outward bound vessels to furnish the commanding officer with a copy of these
rules, if required.
Rule 17. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the
Savannah Pilots' Association, or his deputy, when the latter
is on duty at the city office, to report to this board, any pilot
who fails or refuses to perform any duty assigned him, or
any other infraction of these rules. The failure of the secretary, or his deputy, (as the facts may indicate the one responsible for such failure), to report as above directed, will
make him liable to same penalties as would have been imposed on the guilty party, had report been made in accordance with these rules.
Rule 18. Every crew reporting for duty at outer station shall elect a captain, whose duty it shall be to report to
this board, in writing, the failure of any pilot to report for
duty when assigned to outer station. To enable the said
captain to comply with this order, the secretary of the Savannah Pilots' Association is hereby instructed to furnish
the said captain with a list of pilots composing each crew as
they are assigned to duty at the outer station. These crews
shall be selected in regular order. The said captain is hereby
further instructed to report promptly to this board, in writing, any other infractions of these rules by pilots on duty at
outer station. The failure of the said captain to report as
above directed, will make him liable to the same penalties
as would have been imposed on guilty party, had report
been made in accordance with this rule.
Rule 19. Pilots, in taking vessels out of slips, shall station a man at the end of the pier to see that the river is clear
and, when so informed, may start with his ship, and at the
same time give one long continuous blast of the whistle
until he enters the river.
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Rule 20. Hereafter, the masters of all pilot boats of
this port shall furnish a weekly log of the vessel, showing a
detailed daily statement of all pilots on board, with the time
of joining the vessel, and the time and reason of leaving
the general position of the vessel during the day and night,
with state of weather; the time, place and name of all vessels
spoken, and name of pilot put on board, if any, together
with any and all information that may be of interest to the
commissioners of pilotage. A continuous watch shall be
kept by a pilot and one of the crew, and a list of these
watches, giving the name of the pilot, shall be embodied in the
log, and the log shall be signed by the pilot captain in charge
of the cruise. This report is to be filed with the secretary
of the commissioners of pilotage weekly, and to be kept by
him on file for future reference.
Rule 21. All complaints made to the commissioners of
pilotage by pilots, masters, owners or consignees of vessels,
shall specify, in writing, the cause of complaint, and when
parties are summoned before the board as principal, the
cause shall be specified in such summons.
Rule 22. It shall be competent for any commissioner
of pilotage to direct forthwith any pilot not having any vessel in charge, to go on board of any vessel that may arrive
in the river without a pilot or any vessel, which by any accident or contingency, may be destitute of a pilot, to take her
to sea.
Rule 23. All matters in relation to apprentices shall be
left to the commissioners; both as to their number, time of
service, etc.
Rule 24. Notice shall be given by all the pilots to this
board, of apprentices bound to them to learn the business of
a pilot. No apprentice shall receive a certificate until he has
served four years in a decked boat and reached the age of
18 years. If satisfactory evidence of character and competency for the duty of conducting vessels safely from sea
(M. *. C. S.-27)
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to the city and from city to sea are then produced, such applicant shall be entitled to a certificate for eighteen feet.
Rule 25. Each pilot apprentice, after the completion of
two years of service at the bar and mouth of the river, shall
accompany the pilots on their trips to and from sea, that
they may become familiar with the channel and the handling of vessels in the river. To this end it shall be the duty
of the pilot in charge of the boat stationed off the bar to have
an apprentice accompany the pilot who takes a vessel to
Savannah as often as it is practicable, and it shall be the duty
of such pilots to instruct the apprentice in their charge in the
art of pilotage. The apprentice, on arrival at the city, shall
report to the secretary of the Pilots' Association, and the
secretary shall send the apprentice back to the pilot boat
on duty at the bar by the first opportunity. It shall be the
duty of the secretary of the Pilots' Association to keep a
record of the number of trips made by the several apprentices, and to report the same monthly to the Board of Pilot
Commissioners. An apprentice shall receive credit, as part
of the service during his last two years, for all time spent
aboard vessels running up and down the river; provided that
he shall present to the secretary of the Pilots' Association, a
certificate of such service executed by the captain of the
vessel or vessels on which he has served.
Rule 26. Every certificate pilot shall serve eighteen
months under each certificate before he shall be entitled to
increased authority. Certificates, after the adoption of these
rules, shall be issued as follows:
First for eighteen (18) feet.
Second for twenty-two (22) feet, and
Third for full branch.
Pilots shall give one month's notice to this board of their
intention to make application for promotion, naming their
bondsmen; said application must be approved by the president or secretary of the Savannah Pilots' Association.
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Rule 27. The Bar and Cockspur pilotage is not to be
demanded or paid, except in cases of vessels boarded outside
the bar, but any pilot bringing a vessel from sea to a safe
anchorage within the bar shall receive full Bar and Cockspur pilotage.
Rule 28. For delivering instructions to vessels touching at Tybee Bar for orders, pilots shall be entitled to collect one-half Bar and Cockspur pilotage, inward and outward, except in cases where vessels are to return to Savannah to complete cargo, then the fee for such service shall
be $15.
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to Savannah.
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From Tybee to Four-mile same as from Savannah to
Venus Point.
From Venus Point to Four-mile Point same as from
Four-mile Point to Savannah.
Quarantine to Savannah same as from Tybee to Savannah.
Detention per day, $4.32.
And all vessels bound up or down the river, and detained one tide, to alter the trim of the vessel, to pay the
pilot a drop of 87.50, but no detention for that day.
Rates of pilotage for Tybee Bar and river Savannah, as
revised by the commissioners of pilotage for the port of Savannah, July 25, 1908. Effective Sept. i, 1908.
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Ordinance passed August 12, 1908.
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Tax on Florists.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to make the tax payable by florists fifteen
dollars per annum.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, that florists,
for each place of business in the city of Savannah, shall pay
a tax of fifteen ($15) dollars per year including the present
year.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealedOrdinance passed Aug. 12, 1908.
To Refund the Bonded Indebtedness.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to refund the bonded indebtedness of the
city of Savannah maturing on the first day of February,
1909.
Whereas, bonds of the city of Savannah, of the face
value of two million six hundred and ten thousand ($2,610,-
ooo) dollars, will mature on the first day of February, 1909,
and it is desired to refund this indebtedness by the issuance
of new bonds, to be used for the purpose of retiring the said
outstanding bonds, tinder the terms and provisions of an act
of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Dec. n, 1878, and,
particularly under so much of said act as is embodied in Sections 759, 760 and 761 of the First Volume of the Code of
Georgia.
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Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, under the authority aforesaid, that the said Mayor and Aldermen of the
city of Savannah, for the purpose of retiring the bonds of
the city of Savannah of the face value of two million six
hundred and ten thousand ($2,610,000) dollars? maturing
Feb. i, 1909, shall issue new bonds of the city of Savannah,
to the principal amount of two million six hundred and ten
thousand ($2,610,000) dollars, face value, and the said issue
of bonds is hereby fully authorized. The said bonds shall
be divided into denominations of one thousand ($1,000) dollars and five hundred ($500) dollars, each, face value. They
shall be deliverable Feb. i, 1909, shall mature Feb. i,
1959, be payable in gold coin, or its equivalent, shall
bear interest at the rate of four and one-half (4^)
per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually, and this
interest shall be represented by coupons attached to
the said bonds. Interest on the said new bonds shall be payable in the cities of New York and Savannah. The said new
bonds shall be used by the city of Savannah, for the purpose
of retiring the bonds maturing on the said first day of February, 1909, and the said new bonds, so issued, shall stand in
the place and stead of the outstanding bonds and coupons
maturing on the said first day of February, 1909.
The issuance of the said new bonds shall in no wise
increase the municipal indebtedness of the city of Savannah,
the purpose of these presents being to refund the said indebtedness by the retirement of maturing bonds, to decrease
the rate of interest and the indebtedness of the city of Savannah.
The said new bonds shall be sold at the highest and best
price obtainable from bidders for the same, but, in no event,
for less than their face value, and parties holding the bonds
which will mature on the first of February, 1909, may use
the same, at their face value, in the purchase of new bonds.
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Sec- 2. Be it further ordained, that a sinking fund for
the redemption of the said new bonds is hereby pledged,
which said sinking fund shall not be less than twenty-five
thousand ($25,000) dollars for the first year, and shall increase at the rate of not less than one thousand ($1,000)
dollars for leach and every year thereafter.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, that the provisions of an
ordinance of the' city of Savannah, passed Dec. 17, 1878, and
entitled: "An ordinance to compromise the bonded debt of
the city of Savannah; to provide for the issue of new bonds,
with which to retire those outstanding; to provide for the
establishment of a sinking fund for the redemption of the
outstanding bonds of said city, and for other purposes,"
touching the registration of bonds, the retirement of the
same by the Sinking Fund Commission of the city of Savannah, and the powers, rights and duties of the said Sinking Fund Commission, be and they are hereby made applicable to the said new bonds.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, that the Mayor of the
city of Savannah and the Finance Committee of the said
city are hereby clothed with full power and authority touching the division of the said new bonds into denominations
of one thousand dollars and five hundred dollars, that is to
say, as to the number of one thousand dollar bonds and the
number of five hundred dollar bonds, and touching all other
matters appertaining to the issuance, form, disposition, exchange, protection and redemption of the said new bonds
and the disposition of the old bonds, not herein specifically
provided.
Sec. 5- Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealedThis ordinance shall supersede and take the place of
that adopted June, 1908. with the same title.
Ordinance passed Aug. 12, 1908.
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Bowling Alleys.
By Committee on Police
An ordinance entitled an ordinance to provide for the
regulation of the operation and conduct of bowling alleys
established and operated or that may be established and operated in the city of Savannah by prescribing the hour at
night when the operation of said bowling alleys shall cease,
to provide penalties for a violation of the same and for other
purposes.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same that from and after the passage of this ordinance every owner, proprietor, or
manager or the agent, representative or servant of any owner, proprietor or manager of any bowling alley now established and operated or that may hereafter be established and
operated within the limits of the city of Savannah, who may
be in charge of the operation and conduct of said bowling
alleys shall cease the operation of said bowling alleys from
12 o'clock midnight every night according to the time
adopted as city time in said city of Savannah until 8 o'clock
a- m. the next day, according to said city time.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that any such owner,
proprietor or manager of said bowling alleys or the representative, agent or servant of such owner, proprietor or
manager, who shall have charge and control of the conduct
or operation of such bowling alleys who shall violate the
provisions of this ordinance shall be punished in the Police
Court of said city for each of said violations by the payment
of a fine not exceeding $25 or imprisonment not exceeding .
ten days or both, in the discretion of the Recorder or other
presiding officer of said Police Court.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances or
parts of ordinances of said city in conflict with this ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed Oct. 7, 1908-
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Industrial Farm.
By Committee of the Whole
An ordinance to provide for the establishment and
maintenance of an industrial farm in connection with the
authorities of Chatham county; that persons convicted in
the Police or Recorder's Court of the city of Savannah may
be sent to such farm, to be there confined and to labor during their terms of sentences; and for other purposes.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, That in connection with the county authorities of Chatham county a
farm to be known as the Industrial Farm be and the same
is hereby established; the same to be located about three
and a half miles from the city of Savannah, and to consist
of a tract containing about five hundred acres, and being a
part of the northwestern portion or section of the farm
known as the county farm, the said tract of land now belonging to Chatham county, and that the said farm shall be
maintained by the city of Savannah in connection with the
county authorities.
Sec. 2- Be it further ordained, that the Recorder or
other presiding officer of the Police or Recorder's Court of
the city of Savannah be and he is hereby authorized to send
to said farm persons convicted in the said Police Court to
be there confined and to labor during their terms of sentence
and to provide for such confinement and labor at the said
farm as an alternative of not paying the fine assessed by the
said court.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That the city of Savannah shall be responsible for and shall pay one-half of the
expense incident to the keeping, guarding and maintaining
of all prisoners at the said farm, the county of Chatham being responsible for the balance of such expense; Chatham
county to pay exclusively for buildings, equipments and
other expenses.
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Sec. 4- Be it.further ordained, that while the said farm
shall be operated exclusively by the county Authorities, the
Mayor of the city of Savannah or any officer or representative of the city by him designated, shall have the right, at
any time, to inspect the said farm and the treatment of Police Court prisoners with a view to the observance of the
act of the Legislature of Georgia upon which this ordinance
is based, and which act provides that the rules and regulations governing the treatment of convicts shall be designed
not only to prevent, as far as may be, the burdening of the
public by the idleness of persons convicted of offenses, but
also to promote the just, kind and humane treatment of such
persons. The said convicts from Police Court shall not be
allowed to wear stripes or chains, and, as far as practicable
parties sent to said farm shall be saved the disgrace of the
name and treatment usually accorded convicts, but nothing
in this ordinance shall be so construed as to prevent the putting of the convicts in such working clothes as may seem
proper to the county authorities, and such disciplinary
measures as may be necessary and also consistent with the
terms and spirit of the said act and of this ordinance.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, that it shall be the duty
of the Police Committee of the city of Savannah to confer
with the county authorities and formulate rules and regulations for the governing of the said farm and the persons
confined thereat, and report such rules and regulations to
the Council of the city of Savannah for its action.
Sec- 6. Be it further ordained, that any persons sent
to the said farm from the said court and escaping therefrom shall be subject, upon conviction before'the said court,
to an additional sentence to the said farm, not exceeding
thirty (30) days for such escape.
Sec. 7. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances in
conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed Oct. 7, 1908.
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Improvement of Thirty-sixth Street.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance for the improvement of a portion of Thirty-sixth street, under the terms and provisions of an act of
the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct- I, 1887.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, under the
terms and provisions of an act of Oct. I, 1887,
that the Director of Public Works for the city of
Savannah and the Committee on Streets and Lanes
of said city be and they are hereby authorized and
directed to build and construct on Thirty-sixth street,
in the city of Savannah, from the west property
line of Jefferson street to the west property line of Burroughs street, a roadway thirty-two (32) feet in width of
vitrified brick, and they are also authorized and directed to
enclose the said roadway with stone curbings and to do all
the work in the way of grading, the placing of catch basins,
drains, crossings, and all other things incident to the construction and completion of the said roadway on the said
portion of Thirty-sixth street.
Sec- 2. Be it further ordained, that a railroad company
having tracks running through the said portion of Thirtysixth street to be improved under this ordinance is hereby
required to pave the width of its tracks and two (2) feet
on each side of every line of tracks of the said railroad company with vitrified brick as the said work progresses and in
the event this is not done by the said company, the said Director of Public Works and the said committee shall see
to its being done at the expense of the said railroad company.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That after the total cost
of said work, exclusive of that done by or for a railroad
company, shall have been ascertained, one-third of such
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total cost shall be paid out of the city treasury and the other
two-thirds from the persons owning at the date of the adoption of this ordinance the real estate abutting on said portion of Thirty-sixth street to be improved under this ordinance, according to frontage; and the pro rata amount
of the cost of such work is hereby assessed against the said
abutting real estate and its owners as aforesaid, according
to frontage. The frontage of intersecting'streets and lanes
is assessed as real estate abutting upon said portion of
Thirty-sixth street to be improved, and the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, shall be for all the intents
and purposes of this ordinance, the owner of the real estate
so abutting, and shall pay from the city treasury its just pro
rata as such owner of the cost of said work according to
frontage, in addition to its one-third of the entire cost as
hereinbefore provided.
Sec. 4- Be it further ordained, that after the improvement hereinbefore provided for has been completed, the Director of Public Works for the city of Savannah and said
Committee on Streets and Lanes shall prepare and submit
to the Council of the city of Savannah a statement hereinbefore provided for, and also an assessment roll showing
as to two-thirds of the cost, how it is apportioned among
the several abutting parcels, and giving the sum chargeable
to each parcel, with the name of the owner.
Upon the consideration and adoption of said statement
and assessment roll by the Council of the city of Savannah,
it shall then become the duty of the city treasurer to send
to the abutting property owners their proper bill for the
same as it may be ascertained by the City Council, and if
such bill so sent be not paid within thirty (30) days after
the presentation or sending of the same, it shall then become the duty of the city treasurer to issue an execution for
the amount, together with costs, against the persons and
property aforesaid, which execution shall be made and levied out of the property described therein, as are executions
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for city taxes. The said statement and assessment roll shall
also show the amount payable by a railroad company, and
should such company fail and refuse to pay a bill for the
same thirty (30) days after the presentation or sending of
the same, it shall be the duty of the city treasurer to issue
execution against said company and property for said bill,
together with costs, which shall be made and levied as are
executions for city taxes.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealedOrdinance passed Oct. 21, 1908.
Improvement of Thirty-sixth Street.

By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance for the improvement of a portion of Thirty-sixth street, under the terms and provisions of an act of
the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct- r, 1887.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, under the
terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887, that the Director of Public
Works for the city of Savannah and the Committee on
Streets and Lanes of said city be and they are hereby authorized and directed to build and construct on Thirtysixth street, in the city of Savannah, from the west property
line of Florence street to the east property line of the Ogeechee road, a roadway thirty (30) feet in width of vitrified
brick, and they are also authorized and directed to enclose
the said roadway with stone curbings and to do all the work
in the \\-ay of grading, the placing of catch basins, drains,
crossings and all other things incident to the construction
and completion of the said roadway on the said portion of
Thirtv-sixth street.
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Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that after the total cost
of the said work shall have been ascertained, one-third of
such total cost shall be paid out of the cit)r treasury and the
other two-thirds from the persons owning at the date of the
adoption of this ordinance the real estate abutting on said
portion of Thirty-sixth street to be improved under this ordinance, according to frontage, and the pro rata amount of
the cost of such work is hereby assessed against the said
abutting real estate and its owners as aforesaid, according
to frontage. The frontage of intersecting streets and lanes
is assessed as real estate abutting upon said portion of Thirty-sixth street to be improved, and the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah shall be, for all the intents and purposes of this ordinance, the owner of the real estate so abutting, and shall pay from the city treasury its just pro rata
as such owner of the cost of said work according to frontage, in addition to its one-third of the entire cost as hereinbefore provided.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, that after the improvement hereinbefore provided for has been completed, the Director of Public Works for the city of Savannah and said
Committee on Streets and Lanes shall prepare and submit
to the Council of the city of Savannah a statement showing
the cost of the improvement hereinbefore provided for, and
also an assessment roll showing as to two-thirds of the cost,
how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels,
and giving the sum chargeable to each parcel, with the name
of the owner.
Upon the consideration and adoption of said statement
and assessment roll by the Council of the city of Savannah,
it shall then become the duty of the city treasurer to send
to the abutting property owners their proper bill for the
same as it may be ascertained by the City Council, and if
such bill so sent be not paid within thirty (30) days after the
presentation or sending of the same, it shall then become
the duty of the city treasurer to issue an execution for the
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amount, together with costs, against the persons and property aforesaid, which execution shall be made and levied out
of the property described therein, as are executions for city
taxes.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealedt
Ordinance passed Oct. 21, 1908.
Statement and Assessment RollBarnard Street.
Before the passage of this ordinance Council heard
evidence touching the correctness of the statement and assessment roll and duly verified the same:
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statement an^l assessment roll touching the improvement of Barnard street
from the north line of State street to the south line of
Broughton street, made under an ordinance of the city of
Savannah, adopted Jan- 31, 1906, and as amended Dec. 18,
1907.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, That the
statement and assessment roll, prepared and submitted to
Council by the Director of Public Works for the city of Savannah under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed
Jan. 31, 1906, and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Barnard street from the north line of State street
to the south line of Broughton street, under the terms and
provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved
Oct. i, 1887," and as amended by an ordinance passed Dec.
18, 1907, and entitled "An ordinance to amend the ordinance
passed Jan. 31, 1906, and entitled 'An ordinance for the im
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provement of Barnard street from the north line of State
street to the south line of Broughton street, under the terms
and provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. I, 1887,' so as to substitute asphalt blocks for
vitrified brick as the paving material," be and it is hereby
declared to be the official statement and assessment roll of
the said improvement under the said ordinance, as amended,
the said statement and assessment roll being that entitled
"Statement showing the cost of improvements to Barnard
street, in the city of Savannah, Ga., beginning at the north
line of State street and extending to the south line of
Broughton street, as under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed Jan. 31, 1906, and as amended Dec. 18, 1907,
with an assessment roll showing as to two-thirds of this
cost, how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels, and giving the sums chargeable to each parcel, with
the names of the owners." And the clerk of Council of the
city of Savannah is hereby directed to mark the said statement ancj assessment roll filed as of this date and to enter
the same on the minutes of Council for due authentication
and preservation.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the Treasurer of
the city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and
send to the property owners, including the railroad company, a bill for the respective amounts due by them, as provided for by the said ordinance. Should the said bills be
not paid, then it shall be the duty of the treasurer to issue
executions as provided for by the said ordinance, which
shall be made and levied as are executions for city taxes.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Nov. 18, 1908-
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Statement and Assessment RollAbercorn Street.
Before the passage of this ordinance Council heard
evidence touching the correctness of the statement and assessment roll and duly verified the same:
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll touching the improvement of Abercorn street
from the south property line of Liberty street to the north
curb line of Lafayette Square, made under an ordinance of
city of Savannah, adopted April 22, 1908.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, That the
statement and assessment roll, prepared and submitted to
Council by the Director of Public Works for the city of Savannah under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed
April 22, 1908, and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Abercorn street from the south property line of
Liberty street to the north curb line of Lafayette Square,
under the terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature
of Georgia, approved Oct. i, 1887," be and it is hereby declared to be the official statement and assessment roll of the
said improvement under the said ordinance, the said statement and assessment roll being that entitled "Statement
showing the cost of improvements to Abercorn street, in the
city of Savannah, Ga., beginning at the south property line
of Liberty street and extending to the north curb line of
Lafayette Square, as under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed April 22, 1908, with an assessment roll showing as to two-thirds of this cost, how it is apportioned
among the several abutting parcels, and giving the sums
chargeable to each parcel, with the names of the owners-"
And the clerk of Council of the city of Savannah is hereby
directed to mark the said statement and assessment roll filed
as of this date, and to enter the same on the minutes of
Council for due authentication and preservation.
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Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the Treasurer of
the city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and
send to the property owners, including the railroad company, a bill for the respective amounts due by them, as provided for by the said ordinance. Should the said bills be
not paid, then it shall be the duty of the treasurer to issue
executions as provided for by the said ordinance, which
shall be made and levied as are executions for city taxes.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Nov. 18, 1908-
Statement and Assessment RollFortieth Street.
Before the passage of this ordinance Council heard
evidence touching the correctness of the statement and assessment roll and duly verified the same:
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll touching the improvement of Fortieth street
from the western property line of Bull street to the eastern
line of Whitaker. street, made under an ordinance of the
city of Savannah, adopted May 8, 1907.
Section r. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, That the
statement and assessment roll, prepared and submitted to
Council by the Director of Public Works for the city of Savannah under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed
May 8, 1907, and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Fortieth street from the western property line of
Bull street to the eastern line of Whitaker street, under the
terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of Geor-
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gia, approved Oct. i, 1887," be and it is hereby declared to
be the official statement and assessment roll of the said
improvement under the said ordinance, the said statement
and assessment roll being that entitled: "Statement showing the cost of improvements to Fortieth street, in the city
of Savannah, Ga., beginning at western property line of
Bull street and extending to the eastern line of Whitaker
street, as under an ordinance of the city of Savannah,
passed May 8, 1907, with an assessment roll showing as to
two-thirds of this cost, how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels, and giving the sums chargeable to
each parcel, with the names of the owners-" And the clerk
of Council of the city of Savannah is hereby directed to
mark the said statement and assessment roll filed as of this
date and to enter the same on the minutes of Council for
due authentication and preservation.
Sec- 2. Be it further ordained, That the Treasurer of
the city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and
send to the property owners, including the railroad company, a bill for the respective amounts due by them, as provided for by the said ordinance. Should the said bills be
not paid, then it shall be the duty of the treasurer to issue
executions as provided for by the said ordinance, which
shall be made and levied as are executions for city taxes.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Nov. 18, 1908-
Statement and Assessment RollFortieth Street.
Before the passage of this ordinance Council heard
evidence touching the correctness of the statement and assessment roll and duly verified the same:
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By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll touching the improvement of Fortieth street
from the eastern property line of Whitaker street to the
eastern property line of Jefferson street, made under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, adopted May 8, 1907.
Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, That the
statement and assessment roll, prepared and submitted to
Council by the Director of Public Works for the city of Savannah under.an ordinance.of the city of Savannah, passed
May 8, 1907, and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Fortieth street from the eastern property line of
Whitaker street to the eastern property line of Jefferson
street, under the terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. I, 1887," be and it is hereby
declared to be the official statement and assessment roll of
the said improvement under the ordinance, said statement and' assessment roll being that entitled: "Statement showing the cost of improvements .to Fortieth
street, in the city of Savannah, Ga-, beginning at the eastern
property line of Whitaker street and extending to the eastern property line of Jefferson street, as under an ordinance
of the city of Savannah, passed May 8, 1907, with an assessment roll showing as to two-thirds of this cost, how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels, and giving
the sums chargeable to each parcel, with the names of the
owners." And the clerk of Council of the city of Savannah
is hereby directed to mark the said statement and assessment roll filed as of this date and to enter the same on the
minutes of Council for due authentication and preservation.
Sec- 2. Be it further ordained, That the Treasurer of
the city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and
send to the property owners, including the railroad company, a bill for the respective amounts due by them, as provided for by the said ordinance. Should the said bills be
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not paid, then it shall be the duty of the treasurer to issue
executions as provided for by the said ordinance, which
shall be made and levied as are executions for city taxes.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Nov. 18, 1908-
Statement and Assessment RollFortieth Street.
1
Before the passage of this ordinance Council heard
evidence touching the correctness of the statement and assessment roll and duly verified the same:
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll touching the improvement of Fortieth street,
from the western property line of Abercorn street to the
eastern line of Bull streetmade under an ordinance of the
city of Savannah, adopted May 8, 1907.
Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savannah in Council assembled, That the
statement and assessment roll, prepared and submitted to
Council by the Director of Public Works for the city of Savannah under an ordinance of the city of Savannah, passed
May 8, 1907, and entitled "An ordinance for1 the improvement of Fortieth street from the western property line of
Abercorn street to the eastern line of Bull street, under the
terms and provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct- i, 1887," be and it is hereby declared to
be the official statement and assessment roll of the said improvement under the said ordinance, the said statement
and assessment roll being that entitled: "Statement showing the cost of improvements to Fortieth street, in the city
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of Savannah, Ga., beginning at the western property line of
Abercorn street and extending to the eastern line of Bull
street, as under an ordinance of the city of Savannah,
passed May 8, 1907, with an assessment roll showing as to
two-thirds of this cost, how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels, and giving the sums chargeable to
each parcel, with the names of the owners." And the clerk
of Council of the city of Savannah is hereby directed to
mark the said statement and assessment roll filed as of this
date, and to enter the same on the minutes of Council for
due authentication and preservation.
Sec- 2. Be it further ordained, That the Treasurer of
the city of Savannah is hereby directed to make out and
send to the property owners, including the railroad company, a bill for the respective amounts due by them, as provided for by the said ordinance. Should the said bills be
not paid, then it shall be the duty of the treasurer to issue
executions as provided for by the said ordinance, which
shall be made and levied as are executions for city taxes.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
Ordinance passed Nov. 18, 1908- /
Water Rents, Public Cemeteries.
By Committee of the Whole
I
An ordinance to require that all moneys collected from
the sale of lots, or water rents, or other source, in any public cemetery belonging to the city of Savannah be paid into
the city treasury to be expended under regular appropriations.
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Section i. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of Savanriah in Council assembled, that hereafter
all moneys collected from the sale of lots, or water rent, or
other source,'in any public cemetery belonging to the city
of Savannah shall be paid into the city treasury, to be expended only under regular appropriation.
Sec. 2. That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in
conflict with this ordinance be and they are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed Dec. 30, 1908.
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RESOLUTIONS
Resurfacing Oglethorpe Avenue.
By the Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
Streets and Lanes of the city of Savannah is hereby authorized to have a supplemental contract with the Southern Paving Construction Company prepared and executed for the
resurfacing of Oglethprpe avenue in the city of Savannah
in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the
communication of the said company through R- H. Parker,
traffic manager, to the chairman of the said committee,
dated Jan. 14, 1908, which communication proposes to do the
work with Bermudez asphalt, according to standard specifications submitted and agreed to by the said company at the
price of one dollar and ten cents ($1.10) per square yard,
the terms of payment being those set forth in the said communication.
Adopted Jan. 15, 1908.
Bonaventure Cemetery Water Rents.
By the Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the fees collected
from the care of lots, water rents and interments in Bonaventure Cemetery are hereby appropriated for the maintaining, preserving and beautifying of the said cemetery.
Adopted Jan. 15. 1908.
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Opening Streets (aist Street)-
B}- Alderman Entelman
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets be, and it is hereby authorized to pay to Georgia Ann Stephenson the sum of three
hundred and fifty ($350) dollars, for land needed for the
opening of Thirty-first street, provided her title be satisfctory to the city attorney, and to agree with her that she
have the improvements on the land with the right in her
to remove the improvements within sixty (60) days after
the delivery of the deed.
Adopted Jan. 15, 1908.
Purchase of Asphalt Repair Plant.
By the Committee on Streets and Lanes
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the sum of seven
hundred ($700) dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the purchase of an asphalt repair plant.
Adopted January 15, 1908.
Bonaventure Cemetery.
Resolution of the Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that all matters pertaining
to the control of Bonaventure Cemetery by the Park and
Tree Commission be referred to a special committee, composed of Alderman M. J. Kavanaugh, chairman; and Alder-
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men Wilson and Guckenheirner; and that in the meantime
the Park and Tree Commission may make such contracts as
they deem proper for the care and preservation of lots and
in relation to fees in the administration of the cemeteryAdopted Jan. 29, 1908.
Water Works System.
By Alderman Wilkinson
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, That the Committee on Water is hereby authorized to proceed with the recommendations made by Mr. H.
S. Jaudon, expert, upon the water works system upon as reasonable terms as can be made.
Adopted and approved.
Adopted Jan. 29, 1908.
Colonial Cemetery.
Resolution by the Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that five hundred ($500)
dollars be and it is hereby appropriated for putting in order
the vaults and tombs in Colonial Cemetery.
Adopted Jan. 29, 1908.
Leasing of Convicts.
By Committee of the'Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that this Council expresses
its earnest opposition to any renewal of the leasing of con-
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victs by the State of Georgia, and its conviction that the
system has discredited the State long enough; that the clerk
of Council send copies of this resolution to each of the three
representatives from Chatham county and the senator from
this districtAdopted.
Adopted January 29, 1908.
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company.
By Committee of the Whole
Be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city
of Savannah, in council assembled:
First. That the agreement dated Feb. 8, 1908, between
the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company and
the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah with reference to rates to be charged by said company for local exchange telephone service in Savannah, Ga., which agreement has been read and considered, is hereby ratified and
approved and confirmed, and the Mayor of the city of Savannah is hereby authorized and directed to execute same
in behalf of said city, and the city clerk is hereby authorized
and directed to attest said agreement and affix thereto the
official seal of the city of Savannah.
Second. That the Railroad Commission of the State of
Georgia is hereby requested to approve said agreement this
day made.
Third. That the city clerk is directed to make a certified copy of said agreement and also.of these resolutions and
furnish the same to said Railroad Commission.
Adopted Feb. 8, 1908.
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Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company and Southern
Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company.
By Committee of the Whole
Be it resolved by the Mayor and. Aldermen of the city
of Savannah, in council assembled:
First. That the Railroad Commission of the State of
Georgia is hereby requested to approve the following resolutions this day adopted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
city of Savannah, reading as follows, to wit:
"Be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city
of Savannah, in Council assembled:
"First. That the proposed sale of the physical assets of
the Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company to the
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company is hereby
approved.
"Second. That permission be and the same is hereby
granted to the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph
Company to take possession of all physical assets of the said
the Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company in Savannah, Ga., consisting of conduits, poles, wires, etc., and to
own, maintain and operate same or any part thereof as if
originally constructed under the franchise heretofore granted to the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company
by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah and
upon the terms and under the conditions thereof.
"Third. The surrender of franchises under which the
Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company is operating being the same franchise heretofore granted to W. A. Bisbee,
his associates and assigns by resolution adopted Jan. 20,
1899, and by any other resolution or ordinance is herewith
acknowledged and such surrender accepted subject to the
reservation expressed in the fifth clause hereof-
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"Fourth. Sureties on the penalty bond provided for in
said resolution of Jan. 20, 1899, are herewith relieved from
their said obligation of suretyship and the Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company is also released from any obligation or penalty named in said bond.
"Fifth. Resolved, further, That this resolution, particularly as to the surrender heretofore mentioned, shall become effective only when the transfer of assets of the Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company to the Southern Bell
Telephone and Telegraph Company shall be finally effected,
and that upon said transfer becoming effective the Georgia
Telephone and Telegraph Company shall discontinue business in the city of Savannah and all rights granted to it by
the city of Savannah shall cease and be determined."
Second. That the city clerk is hereby authorized and
directed to make a certified copy of this resolution under the
seal of the city of Savannah and furnish the same to said
Railroad Commission.
Adopted Feb. 8, 1908.
Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company and the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company.
By the Committee of the Whole
Be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city
of Savannah, in council assembled:
First. That the proposed sale of the physical assets of
the Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company to the
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company is hereby
approved.
Second- That permission be and the same is hereby
granted to the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph
Company to take possession of all physical assets of the said
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Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company in Savannah,
Ga., consisting of conduits, poles, wires, etc., and to own,
maintain and operate same or any part thereof as if originally constructed under the franchise heretofore gra'nted to
the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company by
the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of-Savannah and under
the terms and under the conditions thereof.
Third. The surrender of franchises under which the
Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company is operating
being the same franchise heretofore granted to W. A. Bisbee, his associates and assigns by resolutions adopted Jan.
20, 1899, and by any other resolution or ordinance is herewith acknowledged and such surrender accepted subject to
the reservation expressed in the fifth clause hereof.
Fourth. Sureties on the penalty bond provided for in
said resolution of Jan. 20, 1899, are herewith relieved from
their said obligation of suretyship and the Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company is also released from any
obligation or penalty named in said bond.
Fifth. Resolved, further, That this resolution, particularly as to the surrenders heretofore mentioned, shall
become effective only when the transfer of assets of the
Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company to the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company shall be finally
effected, and that upon said transfer becoming effective, the
Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company shall discontinue business in the city of Savannah and all rights granted
to it by the city of Savannah shall cease and be determined.
Adopted Feb. 8, 1908.
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Bacteriologist.
By Committee of the Whole
Resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that the sum of $6,000,
mentioned in the tax budget for a bacteriological laboratory,
is hereby made available and its expenditure and use authorized as it may be needed from time to time.
Adopted and approved.
Adopted Feb. 12, 1908.
Relative to Policemen and Firemen Having Free Transportation on CarsBy Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Railroad Commission of the State of Georgia is respectfully requested to so
modify its rules as to grant a street car company the right
to allow policemen and firemen of the cities free transportation on its cars. The clerk of Council is directed to send an
official copy of this resolution to the Railroad Commission.
Adopted and approved.
Adopted April 22, 1908.
Water WorksJ. P. Figg to Attend Convention at Washington, D. C.
By Alderman Wilkinson
Resolved, That the sum of seventy-five dollars be appropriated towards paying the expenses of J. P- Figg, superintendent of waterworks, to attend the waterworks conven-
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tion at Washington, D. C., from May n to 18, 1908, same
to be charged to the waterworks appropriation.
Adopted April 22, 1908.
Death of Maj. John Schwarz.
By the Committee of the Whole
Whereas, in the death of Maj. John Schwarz the city
of Savannah has lost a valuable citizen; and
Whereas, he was for many years a faithful, public servant, occupying the high office of Mayor and a member of
the Board of Aldermen.
Therefore, be it resolved, that the city flag on the City
Hall be lowered until after his funeral; that the city offices
be closed during the funeral services; that the Mayor and
Aldermen attend his funeral in a body, and that a committee of three (3) be appointed to draft suitable resolutions
upon his death.
Adopted and approved.
1 Adopted May 21, 1908.
In accordance with the above resolution, his Honor,
the Acting Mayor, R. J. Davant, appointed the following
committee: Alderman Wilson, chairman; Alderman Guckenheimer, Alderman Entelman.
Fire DepartmentFire Engine House.
By Fire Committee
Resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That Lots i and 2, Kelly
Ward, in the city of Savannah, on the southeast corner of
(M. R. C. S.-29)
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Paulsen and Gwinnett streets be and they are hereby appropriated to the erection of a fire engine house for the
fire department of the city of SavannahAdopted and approved.
Adopted June 8, 1908.
Street Car Fenders.
By the Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated to defray the expenses of Alderman J. F. Perritt to New York to witness the fender tests
made by the Public Service Commission for the First district of the State of New York; and, in the event it be ascertained before next meeting that the said test is not held
within the next sixty days, that the fender ordinances prepared by Alderman Perritt be presented for passage.
Adopted July i, 1908-
Relative to the Death of Maj. John Schwarz.
Resolution relative to the death of Maj- John Schwarz:
John Schwarz was born in the kingdom of Bavaria,
Germany, Sept. 23, 1840, and came to America when a boy.
He soon located in Savannah and engaged in his trade. It
was not long before he identified himself with the military,
and in 1859 became a member of the German Volunteers.
When war was declared he espoused the cause of the South
and remained in active service until detailed in 1863 to take
charge of the Confederate bakery in this city. When Sa-
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vannah was captured he was made a prisoner, but soon
thereafter received his parole.
After the war he again became a member of the German
Volunteers; was elected a lieutenant and promoted through
the various grades until he attained the rank of major. Retiring as major, after thirteen years of service in this office,
he was appointed a lieutenant-colonel on_the staff of Gov.
Atkinson and to the same position on the staff of Gov.
Candler.
When the war was over Maj- Schwarz established himself in the bakery business, and by close application became
a successful leader in this business.
I
He was kind-hearted and charitable, and particularly
endeared himself to the people of this stricken city during
the yellow fever epidemic of 1876, when he furnished bread
to the poor, who for lack of work had no money with which
to buy it.
He was in 1869 elected a member of the Board of Aldermen of this city, and after serving in that office for twelve
years was, in January, 1889, elected Mayor of Savannah,
which office he held for one term. In 1900 he was elected
sheriff of Chatham county, and was twice re-elected to that
office.
Maj. Schwarz died suddenly at his home in this city
on Wednesday, May 20, 1908, respected and beloved by ailThe large number of his friends and fellow citizens who attended his funeral afforded indisputable evidence of the esteem in which he was held by this community.
Therefore, be it resolved,
First, That in the death of Maj. John Schwarz this
city and State has lost a modest, faithful citizen, who by
numerous acts of kindness and charity had endeared himself
to all in this community.
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Second, That this Council extends to the family of the
deceased in their sorrow its profound sympathy.
Third, That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this Council and that a copy be furnished to the family of the deceased.
Respectfully submitted,
H.'E. Wilson,
J. H. H. Entelman,
Abe S- Guckenheimer,
CommitteeUnanimously adopted and ordered to be spread upon
the minutes of Council and copy sent to his family.
Adopted July i, 1908.
Launching of the YamacrawMiss Inez Tiedeman as
Sponsor.
By the Committee of the Whole
Whereas Congressman Adamson has advised the
Mayor and Aldermen that the revenue cutter Yamacraw
will be launched about October 10, and requests that the
city name a sponsor; therefore be it
Resolved, That the Mayor and Aldermen, in Council
assembled, invite Miss Inez Tiedeman to act as sponsor for
this city on the occasion of the launching of the Yamacraw.
Resolved, further, that the Mayor appoint such committee or committees as may be necessary for the city's representation.
Adopted Aug. 26, 1908.
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For Transportation of Policemen and Firemen While in
Discharge of Their Duty,
By Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that the Chairmen of the
Committees on Police and Fire are hereby appointed to
confer with the officers of the Savannah Electric Company
to ascertain the best terms that can be obtained from said
company for passage or transportation of the policemen
and firemen of this city while in the discharge of their
dutiesAdopted Aug. 26, 1908.
Engraving Refunding Issue of City Bonds.
Resolution by Alderman McCauley
Be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city
of Savannah, in Council assembled, that the Finance Committee be and said committee is hereby authorized to contract with the National Bank Note Company of Philadelphia, Pa., for engraving the refunding issue of city bonds.
Adopted Aug. 26, 1908.
Flood at Augusta, Ga.
By the Committee of the Whole
Resolved, That the different trade bodies of the city of
Savannah are requested to take proper and immediate
steps, supplemental to that taken by the City Council of the
city of Savannah, to raise subscriptions for the relief of
suffering in Augusta, and that the Acting Mayor be requested to acquaint these bodies with this action.
Adopted Aug. 31, 1908.
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Flood at Augusta, Ga.
By Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled:
Whereas, our sister city of Augusta has been visited
by a flood, which has resulted in a large destruction of
property, public and private, and also the loss of a number
of lives, and the sympathy of the governing body of the
city of Savannah and of the people of the city is enlisted in
behalf of its people;
Now, therefore, be it resolved:
FirstThat the Mayor of the city of Savannah, or Acting Mayor, is hereby authorized and requested to extend to
the people of Augusta assurances of the earnest sympathy of
our people.
SecondAnd further that the sum of $500 be and it is
hereby appropriated by the city of Savannah for the purposes of relief, and the Mayor or Acting Mayor of the city of
Savannah is authorized and requested to send this sum to
the Mayor of Augusta to be used for the relief of the people
of Augusta in such way as may seem proper to its governing body.
Adopted Aug. 31, 1908-
For Transportation of Policemen and Firemen While in
Discharge of Their Duties.
By Committee of the Whole
Resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah in Council assembled, that the Mayor of the city
of Savannah be and he is hereby added to the committee
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to confer with the officers of the Savannah Electric Company to ascertain and report to Council the best terms obtainable from said company for the passage or transportation of the policemen and firemen of the city while in the
discharge of their duties.
Adopted Sept. 9, 1908.
Shell Pavement on Cuyler Street.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes
Whereas, the shell pavement on Cuyler street from the
south side of Henry street to the south side of Anderson
street and on Ogeechee road from the south side of Anderson street to the city limits and Henry street from west side
West Broad street to west side of Cuyler street seems to be
worn out and no longer serviceable as a good pavement.
For the better ascertainment of the condition of these pavements (that is to say) on that portion of Cuyler street from
south side of Henry street to the south side of Anderson
street and on Ogeechee road from the south side of Anderson street to the city limits and Henry street from west side
West Broad to west side of Cuyler street, it is resolved by
the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Savannah in Council assembled that the Director of Public Works and City
Engineer are hereby directed to make a thorough and close
examination of these pavements on said portion of
Cuyler street, Ogeechee road and Henry street, so as
to ascertain their true condition and as to whether
they are worn to such an extent as to be no longer
serviceable as a good pavement, cutting into same
wherever it is deemed necessary, and these officers will
make a detailed report to Council concerning such pavements and their examination thereof so that Council may
be possessed of the necessary information to the end that
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it may take such action in the premises as may be required
looking toward repaying such portions of Cuyler street,
Ogeechee road, Henry street.
Adopted Sept. 9, 1908.
Engine House No. 7.
By Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the M~.y>r and Aldermen of the city of Savannah, in Council assembled, that the Fire Committee of
the Council of the city of Savannah, be and it is here">y authorized to accent the bid of John R. Eason & Son contained
in their letter to the committee of Aug. 31, 1908, for the erection of the Engine House Xo. 7, on lot on southeast corner
of Gwinnett and Paulsen streets in the city of Savannah
and to have a proper contract and bond prepared.
Adopted Sept. 9, 1908-
Daffin Park.
By Committee of the \Yhole
A resolution to appropriate $2,000 to the Park and
Tree Commission for use at Baffin Park and for other purposesBe it resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen, in Council
assembled that the sum of two thousand ($2,000) dollars be
and the same is hereby appropriated to the Park and Tree
Commission for use at Daffin Park and that this sum and
the appropriation of two thousand ($2,000) dollars heretofore made in the general budget be and the same are hereby
made available for immediate use by said commission.
Adopted Oct. 7, 1908.
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Purchase of Land.
By Alderman Entelman
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled:
That the Committee on Opening Streets be and it is
hereby authorized to purchase, for the city of Savannah
(provided the titles are satisfactory to the City Attorney),
from the owners, Claus H. Schroeder, the property conveyed to him and Herman Schroeder on March 22, 1901, by
the Merchants and Mechanics Land Company, known upon
the map or plan of the Merchants and Mechanics sub-division as lot 29, containing two acres, and bounded and described in said deed; the purchase price to be seventy-five
hundred ($7,500) dollars and to be covered by two notes of
the city of Savannah, due respectively two (2) and three
(3) years after date and bearing interest from date at the
rate of five (5) per cent, per annum.
Adopted Oct. 21, 1908.
His Honor, the Mayor, Made a Member of Committee to
Represent the City at the Launching of the
U. S. Revenue Cutter Yamacraw.
By Alderman Wilson
Resolved, That Mayor Tiedeman is hereby made a
member of the committee to represent the city of Savannah at the launching of the U. S. revenue cutter Yamucraw at Camden, N. J., on Oct. 24, 1908, the original committee having been appointed by the MayorAdopted Oct. 31, 1908.
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Death of Horace P. Smart.
By Committee of the Whole
Whereas, the death of Horace P. Smart has been
brought to the attention of this body, and,
Whereas, he was, for eleven years, a member of the
Sinking Fund Commission of the city of Savannah, of
which he was chairman at the time of his death; and,
Whereas, this body is desirous of reducing to written
form some testimonial of the esteem in which he was held
by them and by his fellow citizens, be it, therefore,
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that by the death of Horace Pearson Smart, the city of Savannah and the Sinking
Fund Commission have lost one of their ablest and most
faithful servants;
Resolved, further, that he was an influential and public
spirited citizen; a gentleman of lofty character and intellectual attainment; a man beloved and respected by all; and
be it, finally,
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the
minutes of Council, upon a page especially devoted thereto,
and that a copy thereof be sent to the family of the deceased.
Unanimously adopted and ordered to be spread upon
the minutes of Council and a copy sent to his family.
Adopted Xov- 4, 1908.
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Sell to City Strip ofLand.
By the Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that the offer of Raiford
Falligant to sell the city of Savannah a strip of land 20
feet wide along the northern portion of lots No. 200 to 212,
inclusive, Gartland ward, needed for the opening of Thirtysixth street, and amounting to 8,114 square feet, in consideration, that the city of Savannah convey to Raiford Falligant a strip of land 10 feet wide, adjacent to and adjoining
the southern portion of said lots, Nos. 200 and 212, inclusive, said ward and the sum of three hundred and twentytwo dollars and forty cents ($322.40) is hereby accepted.
Titles to be satisfactory to the city attorney. The
Mayor and Aldermen are hereby authorized to make a deed
to the said Raiford Falligant of the above lo-foot strip of
land referred to through the Mayor of the city of Savannah
and the clerk of CouncilAdopted Dec. 16, 1908.
Sell to City Strip of Land.
By the Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of Savannah, in
Council assembled, that the offer of Raiford Falligant and
R. J. Travis, trustees for Rosa O. Falligant, to convey to the
city of Savannah a strip of land in Gartland ward on the
north side of Hamilton street, said strip of land being two
feet front on East Broad street and 20.2 feet front on Haines
street, by the average length of 567.5 feet, for the widening of Hamilton street, provided the city of Savannah will
construct a sewer to take the place of the present ditch in
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said street, the grade to street for its entire length, is hereby
accepted. Titles to be satisfactory to the city attorney.
Adopted.
Adopted Dec. 16, 1908.
Sell to City Strip of Land.
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that the offer of Raiford
Falligant and R. J. Travis, trustees for Rosa O. Falligant,
to sell the city of Savannah two strips of land 20 feet wide
along the northern portion of lots Nos. 213 to 219, inclusive,
Schvvarz ward and lot No. 218 Gartland ward, needed for
the opening of Thirty-sixth street, and said strips of land
amounting to 4,534 square feet, in consideration that the
city of Savannah convey to said trustees two strips of land
10 feet wide, adjacent to and adjoining the southern portion
of said lots Nos. 213 to 219, inclusive, and lot No- 218, and
the sum of one hundred and eighty-eight dollars and sixteen
cents ($188.16) is hereby accepted. Titles to be satisfactory
to the city attorney. The Mayor and Aldermen are hereby
authorized to make a deed to the said trustees for the above
two strips of land referred to through the Mayor of the city
and the Clerk of Council. "
Adopted Dec. 16, 1908-
Relative to the Death of Mr. Patrick J. O'Connor
By Committee of the Whole
Whereas, the death of Mr. Patrick J. O'Connor has
been brought to the attention of this board; and,
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Whereas, He was for four years a member of City
Council; and,
Whereas, This board is desirous of reducing to written
form some testimonial of its esteem and appreciation. Be it
therefore,
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That we deplore the death
of P. J. O'Connor.
Resolved, further, That as an Alderman of the city of
Savannah he was a faithful and efficient official, and in his
death the city loses one of its foremost citizens and the bar
one of its most distinguished members; and be it finally
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the
minutes of Council upon a page set aside for that purpose
and that a copy be sent to the bereaved family of the deceased.
Adopted Dec. 16, 1908-
Charitable Donations.
By Committee of the Whole
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah in Council assembled:
That the sums set opposite the names of the institutions herein mentioned be and they are hereby donated to
these respective institutions to be used in the payment of
city taxes and assessments, due by them respectively, that
is to say:
To the Savannah Hospital..................... .$1,946-00
To the Union Society.......................... 1,600.89
To the Woman's Home Mission Society.......... 181.70
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To the Georgia Infirmary . .....................$ 525.03
To the Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten......... 62.02
To the Julia McLeod Chapter of King's Daughters 82.73
To the First Bryan Baptist Church.............. 115-86
To the Women's Christian Temperance Union.... 319.01
To the Telfair Hospital . ....................... 835.00
To the Park View Sanitarium . .................. 240.08
To the Westminster Presbyterian Church Trustees 73-25
To the First Baptist Church..................... 367-25
Adopted and approved.
Adopted Dec. 30, 1908.
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COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS
Report of Committee Georgia Telephone and Telegraph
Company.
The Committee of the Whole, to which was referred
the petition of the Georgia Telephone and Telegraph Company of Savannah asking Council to transfer rights, privileges, franchise and property granted to W. A. Bisbee, his
associates and assigns, to the Southern Bell Telephone and
Telegraph Company, report by resolution.
GEORGE W. TIEDEMAN,
Chairman Committee of the Whole.
Adopted Feb. 8, 1908.
Flood at Augusta
A communication from his honor, the Acting Mayor:
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen, Savannah, Ga.
Gentlemen: With the re-establishment of communication with the outside world, it becomes certain that the city
of Augusta has suffered to such an extent from the recent
flood as to be in need of assistance; and while no general appeal for help has been made by the officials of that city,
the statement in the daily prints to the effect that contributions are needed and will be gratefully acknowledged has
gone unchallenged. We are told that the suffering among
the poorer classes in the outlying districts is great and that
the necessities of life are needed; wherefore I think it proper and advisable for the city of Savannah to contribute to
the fund being raised for the amelioration of the suffering
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in our stricken sister city, and have convened Council in
special session to take action, accordingly.
I suggest that the sum of $500 be appropriated for
that purpose. I have heretofore communicated to the chief
executive of the unfortunate city the sympathies of the citizens of our city.
Very respectfully,
R. J. Davant, Acting Mayor.
Received and reported by resolution at meeting Aug. 31,
1908-
Launching of the Revenue Cutter Yamacraw Committee
Appointed to Represent the City of Savannah.
September 23, 1908.
To the Board of Aldermen of the City of Savannah:
Gentlemen: Referring to a resolution adopted at the
last meeting of Council, I have the honor to appoint Aldermen Wilson, Gaudry and Gordon as a committee to represent the city of Savannah at the launching of the rev.enue
cutter Yamacraw, which will take place October 24, at
Camden, N. J., and to arrange all details in connection
therewith.
Very respectfully,
George W- Tiedeman,
Mayor.
Action of the Mayor confirmed at meeting Sept. 23,
1908.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 463
Purchase of City Bonds.
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 21, 1908-
To the Board of Aldermen of the city of Savannah :
Gentlemen : I beg to advise you that, on Oct. 15, last,
the Finance Committee, after due advertisement, opened
bids for the purchase of city of Savannah 4j^ per cent, gold
refunding bonds, due fifty years after date, and after considering all bids received, awarded same to the following
parties, in the aggregate sum named, and at the figures
stated :
National Bank of Savannah and Oglethorpe Savings
and Trust Company, $234,000 at $1.0518.
L- D. Villalonga, $6,000 at $1.06; $6,000 at $1.07; $5.000
at $1.08.
M. A. O'Byrne, $30,000 at $1.05.
H- W. Frost & Co., $10,000 at $1.05.
Demere & Hammond, $50,000 at $1.0520.
Merchants National Bank, $84,000 at $1.0477; $16,000
at $1.0518.
Guaranty Trust Company of New York and United
States Mortgage and Trust Company, $610,000 at $1.04922-
John M. Hogan, $5,000 at $1.05.
E. H. Abrahams, agent, $3,000 at $1-06; $4,000 at
; $3,000 at $1.07; $1,000 at $i
N- S. Hart, $16,000 at $1.05*4.
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, $1,000,-
ooo at $1.0507.
(If. K. C. S.-JO>
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National Bank of Savannah, $100,000 at $1.0531; $100,-
ooo at $1.0506; Oglethorpe Savings and Trust Company,
$100,000 at $1.0604; $100,000 at $1.0501.
Total sales of $2,483,000, netting $2,609,736-
I ask that you approve the action of the committee and
cause this report to be spread upon the minutes of Council.
Very respectfully,
George W. Tiedeman, Mayor.
Adopted and to be spread on minutes at meeting of
Council Oct. 21, 1908.
Relative to Conditions of Brick Pavements.
The following is a communication from John W. Howard, city engineer, relative to condition of brick pavements:
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 16, 1908.
To the Hon. Mayor and Aldermen, City of Savannah, Ga.:
GentlemenComplying with the resolution of Council
of Oct. 21, 1908, directing the Director of Public Works and
the City Engineer to examine and report upon the condition
of the brick pavements in this city, and also give a full statement concerning the several bonds given for the city's protection, I beg leave to submit the following report covering
all streets paved with vitrified brick from 1896 to 1907, inclusive, and having a total approximate area of 315,000 square
yards.
I found these pavements in a reasonably good condition,
with the exception of the following streets, the bricks in
which are badly chipped and worn to an extent not warranted by the age of pavement or the traffic on same:
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Abercorn street, from Atlantic Coast Line crossing to
Estill avenue; covered by bond No. 233,706, expiring 1913.
East Broad, from Jones to Gwinnett; covered by bond
No. 233,706, expiring 1913.
Park avenue, from Jefferson to West Broad; covered
by bond No. 740, expiring 1914.
Hall street, from Habersham to Drayton; covered by
bond No. 740, expiring 1914.
Thirty-first, from Habersham to Lincoln; covered by
bond No. 740, expiring 1914.
Gwinnett street, at "Subway;" covered by bond No.
740, expiring 1914.
State street, from Jefferson to Barnard; covered by
bond No. 740, expiring 1914.
West Broad, from Stone to Liberty; covered by bond
No. 590, expiring 1914.
Stewart street, from West Broad to Wilson; not specified by bond.
There are two bonds given by the Graves Shale Brick
Company that do not specify the streets for which they were
purchased, but were used for streets paved during the years
1905, 1906 and 1907.

As a part of this report I beg leave to call your attention to the compiled statements attached.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN W. HOWARD,
City Engineer
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Streets Covered by Bond.
Bond 556, Sept. 30,1901, Thomas B. McAvoy, ten years'
guarantee (85,000), McAvoy Vitrified Brick Company,
Philadelphia, Pa., 10,000 square yards "shale." Conditions,
no expense to city for repairs on account of defective brick.
West Broad street, between Stone and Gwinnett, 10,797
square yards; paved 1902.
Streets Covered by Bond.
Bond , Dec. 31, 1902, W. M. Lasley, ten years"
guarantee ($5,000), Southern Clay Manufacturing Company, Chattanooga, Tenn., Reynolds brick, 50,000 square
yards. Condition no expense to city for repairs.
West Broad street, between Gwinnett and Maple, 914.
square yards; paved 1902.
Berrien street, between West Broad and Tattnall, 2,351
square yards; paved 1902.
Tattnall street, between Berrien and Jones, 1,322
square yards; paved 1902.
Jones street, between Tattnall and Jefferson, 255 square
yards; paved 1902.
Thirty-sixth street, between Jefferson and Bull, 3,859
square yards; paved 1902.
Habersham street, between Gaston and Henry, 13,621
square yards; paved 1903.
Price street, between Bay and Gaston, 13,142 square:
yards; paved 1902. Total, 35,464 square yards.
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Streets Covered by Bond.
Bond No. 233,706, January 7, 1904, U. S. F. and G.
Co., ten years' guarantee ($5,000), Southern Clay Manufacturing Company, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Reynolds brick,
50,000 square yards. Conditions, no expense to city for repairs.
Habersham street, between Gaston and Henry, 13,621
square yards; paved 1903.
Henry street, between Price and Waters avenue, 12,917
square yards; paved 1903.
Abercorn street between Henry and Estill avenue, 22,-
914 square yards; paved 1903.
East Broad street, between Jones and Gwinnett, 10,408
square yards; paved 1903. Total 59,860 square yards.
Streets Covered by Bond.
Bond No. 590, June 25, 1904, U. S. F. and G. Co., ten
years' guarantee ($5,000), Georgia Vitrified Brick and Clay
Company, Augusta, Ga., Augusta block, 18,500 square yards.
Conditions, no expense to city for repairs.
West Broad street, between Gwinnett and Thirty-first,
12,094 square yards; paved 1904.
West Broad street, between Stone and Liberty, 1,625
square yards; paved 1904.
Thirty-first street, between West Broad and Bull, 5,355
square yards; paved 1904. Total 19,074 square yards.
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Streets Covered by Bond.
Bond No. 740, Nov. i, 1904, U. S. F. and G. Co., ten
years' guarantee ($5,000), Southern Clay Manufacturing
Company, Chattanooga, Term., Reynolds shale brick, 50,000
square yards. Condition, no expense to city for repairs.
Whitaker street, from Bay to Oglethorpe avenue, 4,214
square yards; paved 1904.
Broughton lane, from Bull to Barnard, 1,214 square
yards; paved 1904.
Thirty-first street, from Bull to Habersham, 3,705
square yards; paved 1904.
Thirty-sixth street, from Bull to Abercorn, 2,597 square
yards; paved 1904.
Habersham street, from Thirty-first to Henry, 2,897
square yards; paved 1904.
Park avenue, from Jefferson to West Broad ("shale"),
2,180 square yards; paved 1904.
Hall street, from Drayton to Habersham, 4,961 square
yards; paved 1904.
Drayton street, from Anderson to Thirty-first, 1,033
square yards; paved 1904.
State street, from Bull to Jefferson ("shale"), 2408
square yards; paved 1904.
Gwinnett "Subway," Atlantic Coast Line Railway,
("shale"), 4,979 square yards; paved 1905. Total 30,188
square yards.
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Streets Covered by Bond.
Bond No. 582, Aug. 22, 1905, U. S. F. and G. Co., ten
years' guarantee ($5,000), Graves Shale Brick Company,
Jefferson county, Alabama, 18,500 square yards. Conditions,
if properly laid, shall furnish without expense to city any of
said brick which has failed to wear according .to guarantee.
Provided, however, that the said U. S. F. and G. Co.
shall not be responsible under this bond unless it is notified
at its home office in Baltimore, Md., within sixty days after
any breach of said guarantee-for which it may be liable.
NoteNo streets designated in bond.
Abercorn street, from Park avenue to Hall, 6,672 square
yards; paved 1905.
Whitaker street, from Oglethorpe avenue to Gaston,
8,218 square yards; paved 1905.
Jones street, from Tattnall to Drayton, 5,427 square
yards; paved 1905. Total, 20,317 square yards.
The above named streets were paved in 1905, and we
believe that bond No. 582 covers them.
Streets Covered by Bond.
Bond No. 2,571,255, Aug. 23, 1905, U. S. F. and G. Co.,
ten years' guarantee ($5,000), Georgia Vitrified Brick and
Clay Company, Augusta, Ga. Conditions not stated.
Thirty-first street, from West Broad to Ogeechee road,
2,875 square yards; paved 1905.
Gwinnett street from Drayton to Harmon, 15,226
square yards; paved 1905.*
*NoteGwinnett street "Subway" excluded.
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Harmon street, from Gwinnett to Henry, 5,523 square
yards; paved 1905. Total, 23,635 square yards.
Streets Covered by Bond.
Bond , Dec. 17, 1906, American Bonding Company,
ten years' guarantee ($5,000), Graves Shale Paving Brick
Company, Jeflferson county, Alabama, 38,000 square yards.
Conditions, if properly laid, shall replace without expense
to the city any of said brick which have failed to wear according to the guarantee.
Provided, however, that the said American Bonding
Company of Baltimore shall not be responsible under this
bond unless it is notified at its home office in Baltimore,
Md., within sixty days after any breach of said guarantee
for which it may be liable.
Xo streets designated in bond.
I
Bay street, from Drayton to Barnard, 9,382 square
yards.
Emmet Park, 2,453 square yards.
Gaston, from Jefferson to West Broad, 1,550 square
yards.
Lincoln street, from Bay to Bryan. 690 square yards.
Price street, from Gaston to Gwinnett, 3,443 square
yards.
Whitaker street, from Gaston to Park avenue, 5,864
square yards.
West Broad, from Indian to Zubly, 8,431 square yards.
Abercorn street, from Gaston to Hall. 3.616 square
yards. Total, 35.429 square yards.
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The first six streets above named were paved in 1906
and the last two in 1907, and we believe that the above bond
covers them.
Vitrified Brick Streets Not Covered by Bond
Abercorn street, Oglethorpe avenue to Liberty, 3,502
square yards. Habersham street, Oglethorpe avenue to
Liberty, 3,440 square yards. Total, 6,942 square yards;
paved 1890.
Barnard, east and west of city market, 1,923 square
yards; Park avenue, Whitaker to Bull, 1,825 square yards;
St. Julian street, Barnard to Jefferson, 1,119 square yards.
Total, 4,867 square yards; paved 1898.
Congress lane, Drayton to Barnard, 2,086 square yards;
St. Julian street, Barnard to Whitaker, 1,364 square yards;
Wheaton street, south of Liberty, to Waters avenue, 7,256
square yards. Total, 10,706 square yards; paved 1899.
Barnard street, Congress to Broughton, 1,081 square
yards; Gwinnett street, Whitaker to Cemetery, 11,490
square yards; President street, East Broad to Randolph,
3,961 square yards. Total, 16,532 square yards; paved 1900.
Jefferson street, Henry to Forty-second, 17,228 square
yards; St. Julian street, Jefferson to Montgomery, 1,425
square yards; Montgomery street, east of Franklin Square,
405 square yards; Thirty-eighth street, Bull to Jefferson,
3,875 square yards. Total, 22,933 square yards; paved 1901.
Grand total, 61,980 square yards.
Vitrified Brick Streets Not Specified by Bond.
West Broad street, between Stone and Gwinnett, 9,260
square yards; Stewart street, between West Broad and
Wilson, 4,664 square yards; Roberts, west of West Broad,
473________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
690 square yards; Forty-second, between Montgomery and
Jefferson, 1,165 square yards; Macon, east of Price, 211
square yards. Total, 15,990 square yards; paved 1902.
Broughton lane, between Bull and Drayton, 703 square
yards; Perry lane between Bull and Drayton, 749 square
yards. Total, 1,452 square yards; paved 1903.
Jefferson to Whitaker.
Park avenue, Drayton to East Broad, 10,003 square
yards; Abercorn street, Henry to Park avenue, 2,938
square yards; State street, Bull to Drayton, 456 square
yards; Wayne street, Bull to Drayton, 596 square yards.
Total, 13,993 square yards; paved 1904.
Bay lane, east of Lincoln, 122 square yards. Total, 122
square yards; paved 1906.
Grand total, 31,557 square yards.
Streets Paved With Vitrified Brick.
Square Yards.
Abercorn . . .................................. 39,641.40
Bay ......................................... 9,381.9
Barnard . . ................................... 3,004.5
Berrien ...................................... 2,351.1
Broughton lane . . ............................ 1,917.3
Bay lane, east of Lincoln........................ 122.26
Congress lane ................................ 2,086.3
Drayton . . ................................... 1,033.2
East Broad . . ................................ 10,408.3
Emmet Park . . ............................... 2,453.4
Forty-second . . .............................. 1,165.4
Gwinnett . . .................................. 31,695.4
Gaston ...................................... 1,550.5
Habersham . . ................................ 19,957.08
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________473
Henry . . .................................... 12,917.16
Hall . . ...................................... 4,960.6
Jefferson . . .................................. 17,228.
Jones........................................ 5,682.6
Lincoln . . ................................... 689.6
Montgomery ................................. 405.
Macon ..........."............................ 211.
Harmon ..................................... 5,523.
Park avenue . . ............................... 14,008.6.
President . ................................... 3,961.
Price ......................................... 16,585.2
Perry lane ................................... 749.3
Roberts . .................................... 689.7
St. Julian .................................... 3,908.5
Stewart ...................................... 4,663.9
State ........................................ 2,862.35
Thirty-eighth ................................ 3,875.
Tattnall ..................................... 1,321.6
Thirty-sixth .................................. 6,456.
Thirty-first . .................................. 11,934.6
Wheaton . ................................... 7,256.3
West Broad .................................. 43,120.91
Whitaker . ................................... 18,295.7
Wayne ...................................... 595.7
Total ........................................314,680.36
Recapitulation.
Square Yards.
Bond No. 556, Sept. 30, 1901, McAvoy Brick (Jo. 10,000
Bond No. , Dec. 31, 1901, So. Clay Mfg. Co..... 50,000
Bond No. 233,706, Jan. 7,1904, So. Clay Mfg. Co..... 50,000
Bond No. 590, June 25, 1904, Ga. Vit. B. and C. Co... 18,500
Bond No. 740, Nov. i, 1904, So. Clay Mfg. Co....... 50,000
Bond No. 582, Aug. 22, 1905, Graves Shale Co....... 18,500
474________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Bond No. 2,571,255, Aug. 23, 1905, Ga. Vit. B. and
C. Co. (amount not stated), estimated........ 18,500
Bond No. , Dec. 17, 1906, Graves P. B. Co....... 38,000
Total ...........................................253,500
Streets covered by bond.................. 221,143
Streets not specified by bond............. 31,557252,700
Streets not covered by bond.............. 61,980-^ 61,980
Total square yards of vitrified brick pavements..... .314,680
Read in Council at meeting December 2, 1908.
Received and to be spread on minutes.
Office Director of Public Works.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 2, 1908.
The Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah:
GentlemenPursuant to the resolution of Council,
passed Oct. 21, 1908, directing the City Engineer and the
Director of Public Works to examine and report upon the
condition of vitrified brick pavements in this city, I beg to
enclose herewith a statement showing the number of square
yards of vitrified brick pavements in the city; those that are
under bond, amount of bonds, and by whom made, together
with the condition of the pavements, also the opinion of
Judge S. B. Adams, City Attorney, as to the bonds and the
bonds themselves.
The following streets are chipped and worn to a certain extent, but with the exception of the Gwinnett street
Subway, Park avenue from Jefferson to West Broad streets,
and West Broad from Liberty to Stone, are in fairly good
condition.
STREETS
36th St. from Jefferson to
36th St. from Florence to
/ Cuyler St. from Anderson to
Henry ___________________
Ogeechee Road from Anderson to 37th St. ___________
4Oth St. from Abercorn to
Bull St. __
40th St. from Bull to Whitaker _____ ___ ___-_
40th St. from Whitaker to
Strand from Cotton Exch. to
Drayton St Slip ________
Abercorn St. from Liberty to
Lafayette Square ________
Barnard St. from Broughton
to State
McDonough from Abercorn
McDonough from Drayton
to Whitaker ____________
Park Ave. from Bull to DrayMaterial
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3,074-45
2,752-65
1,221,80
8,134-77
2,656.90
1,159.29
2,757-34
1,676.47
i,556.7i
1,034.30
1. 111.80
1,083.11
1.511.00
30,630.59
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$5,714.20
3,909.l8
2,097,57
14,350.90
3,986.86
1,73425
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2,989-52
3,m-39
1,875-24
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2,_32.l6
2,514-25
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$2,735.60
1,561.25
1,077-56
5,704-59
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1,271.08
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744.06
838.09
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1,136.43
590.16
1,645.52
1,086.05
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1,313.37
1^90-10
1,680.16
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1.42.015
1.71.678
1.76.414
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1.09-869
I.8I.305
1.99.350
2.06.088
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1.64.876
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1.50.229
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2.04.328
2.47.570
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2.77.785
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790.30
308.20
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725.40
282.30
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302.50
241.30
301.70
7,687-69
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__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 475
Abercorn, from Atlantic Coast Line crossing to Estill
avenue; Thirty-first, from Habersham to Lincoln streets,
(Standard) Lasley.
Thirty-first, from West Broad to Bull streets, (Augusta).
Hall, from Drayton to Habersham streets, (Standard).
Lasley.
West Broad, from Thirty-first to Gwinnett, (Augusta).
Park avenue, from West Broad to Jefferson, (Standard)
Lasley.
West Broad, from Liberty to Stone, (Augusta).
Gwinnett street Subway, (Standard) Lasley.
State street, (Standard) Lasley.
Stewart street, (McAvoy).
East Broad, from Jones to Gwinnett, (Coaldale).
Very respectfully,
HARRY WILLINK,
Director.
Received and to be spread on minutes.
Year.
1896
1898
1800
1900
JQOI
1002
Streets.
Abercorn, from Oglethorpe to Liberty,
Habersham, from Oglethorpe to Liberty,
Barnard, east of Market
Barnard, west of Market,
New Houston (Park
Ave.)
St. Julian.
Bay in front of Exchange.
Congress St. Lane.
St. Julian.
Wheaton.
Gwinnett.
President.
Barnard.
Jefferson.
Thirty-eighth.
St. Julian.
Montgomery.
Forty-second St. West
West Broad.
West Broad.
Little Jones.
Berrien.
Tatnall,
Stewart.
Price.
Sq. Yds.
3,501.
3,439-
93-
986.
1,825.
1,120.
60S.
2,086.
I,364.
7,256.3
11,490.
3,96i.
1,081.
17,228.
3,875.
1,425-
405-
11,654-
20,970.81
255-4
2,351-1
1,321.6
4.663.9
i3,i42-5
Bonding Company.
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[ McAvoy Brick Co.
( Sou. Clay Mfg. Co.
Sou. Clay Mfg. Co.
Sou. Clay Mfg. Co.
Sou. Clay Mfg. Co.
McAvoy Brick Co.
Sou. Clay Mfg. Co.
Date of Bond INo.ofBond
Sept, i. 1901
Dec. 31, 1002
Dec. 31. 1002
Dec. 31, 1002
Dec, 31, 1002
Sept. i. looi I
Dec. 31, 1002 |
1004
1004
Thity-sixth St. West.
Roberts.
Macon St East.
Habersham.
Henry.
Perry St. Lane,
Broughton St. Lane.
East Broad.
Abercorn.
Park Ave.
Park Ave.
Whitaker.
Abercorn.
Broughton St. Lane,
West Broad.
West Broad.
Thirty-Sixth St. East.
Thirty-first.
Thirty-first.
Drayton.
3,8S9.3
698.7
211.
13,620.88
I2,917.l6
749-3
7034
10,408.3
22,913.8
10,003.5
2,179-6
4,213.8
2,937-9
1,213-9
1,625.1
I2.O94.2
2,596.7
8,I08.5
861.5
Sou. Clay Mfg. Co.
Sou. Clay Mfg. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Gu.ir. Co.
United States Fidelity
&
Gu.tr. Co.
1,031.2 (United States Fidelity
&
i Guar. Co.
Dec. 31, 1902
Dec. 31, 1902
Jan. 7, 1904
Jan, 7, 1904
Jan. 7, 1904
Jan, 7. 1904
Nov. i. 1904
Nov. i, 1004
Aug. 22, 1005
Nov. i. 1004
233706
233/06
233706
233706
740
740
740
i
June 25. 1004
June 25. 1904 1
Nov. i, 1904
Jtine 25. 1004
Nov. i, 1004
740
740
Nov.- i, 1904 740
13\*.wG
Year.
1004
lui'5
itjob
Streets.
State,
Habcrsham.
State.
Hall.
Wayne.
Whitakcr.
Jones.
Harmon,
Abercorn.
Thirty-first.
Gwinnett,
Subway.
Price.
Whitaker.
Bay.
Gaston.
Lincoln.
Bay Lane, east of Lincoln.
Emmet Park.
t
Sq. Yds.
454-5
2,896.6
2,407.85
4,960.6
5957
8,218.2
5,427.2
5,534-
6,671.7
2,874.6
15.226.
4.079-4
3.442.7
5.8637
9,381.9
i.5>.5
689.6
122.26
2,453-4
Bonding Company.
United States Fidelity &
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity &
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity &
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity Si
Giiar. Co.
United States Fidelity &
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity &
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity &
Gvar. Co.
United States Fidelity &
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity &
Guar. Co.
United States Fidelity &
Giiar. Co.
American Bonding Co.
American Bonding Co.
American Bonding Co.
American Bonding Co.
American Bonding Co.
American Bonding Co.
American Bonding Co.
Date of Bond,
Nov. i, 1904
Nov. i, 1904
Nov. i. 1904
Aug. 22, 1905
Aug. 22, 1905
Aug. 13, 1905
Aug. 22, 1905
Aug. 23, 1905
Aug. 23 1005
Nov. I, 1904
Dec. 17, 1906
Dec. 17, 1906
Dec. 17, 1906
Dec. 17, 1906
Dec. 17. 1906
Dec. 17. 1006
Dec. 17, 1006
No, of Bond
740
740
740
2571255
2571255
25/1255
740
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