Sixth 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, 1912 to which are added the officials of the city for 1912 and 1913, budgets for 1912 and 1913, commercial statistics of the port, reports of public institutions, ordinances passed during the year 1912, and state laws relating to Savannah, 1911-1912

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Annual Reports of the Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, 1855-1923
Title:
Sixth 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, 1912 to which are added the officials of the city for 1912 and 1913, budgets for 1912 and 1913, commercial statistics of the port, reports of public institutions, ordinances passed during the year 1912, and state laws relating to Savannah, 1911-1912
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Tiedeman, George W., b. 1861
Date of Original:
1912
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Savannah (Ga.). Mayor
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SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT
OF
HON. GEO. W. TIEDEMAN
v MAYOR
TOGETHER WITH THE
REPORTS OF THE CITY OFFICERS
OF THE CITY OF
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
FOR THE YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31st
1912
m
To which are added the Official* of the City for 1912 and
1013. Budget, for 1912 and 1913. Commercial
Statistic* of the Port. Report* of Public
Institution*, Ordinance* Paand During
the Year 1912. and State Laws
Relating to Savannah,
mess or
M. S. * o. A. BYCIC CO.
AVANNAH OA
INDEX
Annual Message, The Mayor's ____29-41
Assessments for Taxation _________365
Acts of Georgia Legislature
1911-1912, relative to Savannah _____.495-520
Board of Tax Assessors' Report.61-62
Building Inspector's Report 63
Bacteriologist ___'.____-264-290
Bank Clearings at Savannah for ten years363
Bank Clearances'at -Savannah in comparison with other cities364
Building Operations in Savannah 366
Board of Trade, Sketch of, ________369-373
City Government, 1912 .-_._______9-18
City Government, 1913 __________________.19-28
City Attorney's Report ...________64-68
City Engineer ..___________________105-147
City Marshal's Report ________________________54-60
Clerk of Market, Report of _________________310-311
City Physicians, Report of
Dr. Morrison ____________________________291
Dr. Harris ______________________'___292-293
Dr. Tyson _____________________________294
Dr. Love __...__.__________.______295
Charity Hospital ______________....____.___304-305
City Dispensary ___________________________306-307
Climate, Report of ____________________________368
Cotton Exchange, Sketch of ___________________373-380
Chamber of Commerce, Sketch of _________________381-383
Director of Public Works ________________________7S-103
Department of Public Health ___________________233-309
Domestic Exports for 23 years. _____________________356
Exports of Domestic Articles from Savannah for 23 years___356
INDEX Continued
Fire Department, Report of ___________________ 185-221
Foreign Exports of Upland Cotton _________________ 357
Foreign Exports of Sea Island Cotton, Etc.- ___________ 358
Foreign Exports Spirits Turpentine . ________________ 359
Foreign Exports Rosin _._ _ __ __ _____ 360
Foreign Commerce of Atlantic Ports _______________ 361
Foreign Commerce of the United States ___________ __ 362
Georgia Infirmary, Report of _________ 301-303
Health Department, Report of __________________ 233-309
Health Officer ____________________________ 233-263
Harbor Master _____ ..... __________________ 312-314
Index ---_ _ __._ ________ 5-7
Library, Report of, White ___ ~ ________________ 335-353
Library, Report of, Colored- _ ________________ __ 354
Mayor's Annual Message _ ________ ______ -__-._29-4I
Marshal's Report ___________________________ 54-60
Market Report, Clerk of __ - _______ .__. _________ 310-311
Ordinances, Resolutions, Communications, and Reports adopted
during the year 1912_ _____________________ 385-493
Public Works, Report of Director ________________ 175-103
Police Department ______________________ _ _ 149-183
Park and Tree Commission 315-334
Public Library, White _______________________ 335-353
Public Library, Colored 354
Park View Sanitarium ___ .__. ___ _______ ______ --___299-300
Plumbing Inspector _______ _____ _ _________ _ _._308-309
Postoffice, Report of __________________ .___ 367
Recorder's Report __ _ ___ .___ _ - ___ 69-74
Rosin, Exports of __ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______ _ _ _ _ ___ ___ 360
INDEXContinued
Page
Sinking Fund, Report of __42-43
Savannah Hospital, Report of -____'. ________296-297
St. Joseph's Hospital, Report of ____________________298
Statistics of the City of Savannah, Ga. _______-__.355-368
Sea Island Cotton Exports ______________________358
Spirits Turpentine, Exports of 359
Savannah Board of Trade, Sketch of __________369-373
Savannah Cotton Exchange, Sketch of _____________373-380
Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Sketch of____381-383
Treasurer's Report __________________________45-53
Tax Assessor's Report _________.61-62
Upland Cotton Exports ___________________357
Water Department, Report of __________________223-231

CITY GOVERNMENT
FOR THE
YEAR 1912

MAYOR AND ALDERMEN FOR 1912
Mayor
GEORGE W. TIEDEMAN
Chairman of Council
W. F. McCAULEY
Vice-Chairman of Council
H. S. MEINHARD
Aldermen
CRAIG BARROW
F. C. BATTEY
J. H. H. ENTELMAN
J. B. GAUDRY
H. B. GRIMSHAW
J. F. SULLIVAN
R. M. HULL
H. L. KAYTON
W. F. McCAULEY
H. S. MEINHARD
M. J. O'LEARY
C. G. WILKINSON
STANDING COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL FOR 1912
Accounts
ALDERMEN O'LEARY, KAYTON, HULL
Assessments
ALDERMEN GRIMSHAW, BARROW, McCAULEY,
BATTEY, KAYTON
City Lots and Opening Streets
ALDERMEN ENTELMAN, McCAULEY, BARROW,
HULL, GRIMSHAW
Drainage
ALDERMEN KAYTON, O'LEARY, GAUDRY
Finance
ALDERMEN McCAULEY, ENTELMAN, KAYTON,
BATTEY, GRIMSHAW
Fire
ALDERMEN HULL, WILKINSON, ENTELMAN,
BARROW, SULLIVAN
Harbor and Wharves
ALDERMEN WILKINSON, GRIMSHAW, HULL
Market
ALDERMEN GAUDRY, SULLIVAN, BARROW
Standing Committees of Council for 1912Continued
Police
ALDERMEN BATTEY, GAUDRY, WILKINSON,
MEINHARD, O'LEARY
Public Health
ALDERMEN BARROW, GAUDRY, O'LEARY
Streets and Lanes
ALDERMEN SULLIVAN, MEINHARD, ENTELMAN,
McCAULEY, BATTEY
Water
ALDERMEN MEINHARD, HULL, GRIMSHAW,
ENTELMAN, WILKINSON
Near-Beer Licenses
ALDERMEN BATTEY, MEINHARD, SULLIVAN
Sanitary Board
HON. GEORGE W. TIEDEMAN, Chairman
HEALTH OFFICER W. F. BRUNNER, Secretary
ALDERMEN McCAULEY, BARROW
CITIZENS J. M. SOLOMONS, DR. JABEZ JONES,
BEIRNE GORDON
I
COMMISSIONS, 1912
Park and Tree
P. D. BAFFIN, Chairman
T. H. McMILLAN CHAS. S. ELUS
*S. E. THEUS I. A. SOLOMONS
Died. ROBERT M. BUTLER elected July 24, 1912, to fill vacancy.
Sinking Fund
GEO. J. MILLS, Chairman
CHAS. G. BELL, Secretary E. W. BELL
L. ADLER JOHN LYONS
Pilotage
JAS. M. BARNARD, Chairman
GEO. P. WALKER W. W. WILLIAMSON
VAN B. AVERY JOSEPH HULL
J. FLORANCE MINIS E. A. ARMAND, Secretary
Massie School
HON. GEO. W. TIEDEMAN
ALDERMAN W. F. McCAULEY DR. H. W. HESSE
CITY OFFICERS, 1912
GEO. W. TIEDEMAN_____._________..Mayor
NEYLE COLQUITT_____-_Secretary to the Mayor
N. P. CORISH_________________Clerk of Council
CHAS. V. HERNANDEZ___Assistant Clerk of Council
DR. V. H. BASSETT______________Bacteriologist
W. G. AUSTIN_________________Chief of Police
C. S .HARDEE______-__________City Treasurer
W. O'D. ROCKWELL_____________City Engineer
ROY M. BAILEY__________Assistant City Engineer
H. E. WILSON_________________Crty Attorney
D. C. BARROW___________Assistant City Attorney
FRED WESSELS, JR.______________City Marshal
WILKIE BROWN___________Deputy City Marshal
J. E. MORRISON and R. V. HARRIS
__________________(2 white) City Physicians
C. P. TYSON and P. E. LOVE (2 colored) City Physicians
ALEX MENDEL____________Clerk of the Market
T. E. WHITE________Assistant Clerk of the Market
A. S. GUCKENHEIMER____Director of Public Works
JOHN CARR___________________Harbor Master
W. F. BRUNNER________________Health Officer
HENRY G. GREENE______Chief Sanitary Inspector
SIMON A. WEIL___1___________Food Inspector
LEWIS BLISS, R. B. JEWETT, W. R.
POWELL, J. E. REGISTER, ]. C.
REGISTER, J. F. BLISS, JAS. T.
WELLS, NAT. HARRISON, and C. R.
SHOUSE_Inspectors of Naval Stores
H. BARTLETT___!__Inspector of Buildings
J. T. McCORMICK______Keeper Evergreen Cemetery
A. B. LA ROCHEKeeper Laurel Grove Cemetery
City Officers, 1912Continued
HENRY WILLISKeeper Laurel Grove Cemetery (col.)
J. D. HARMS____________Keeper City Dispensary
FRED HULL___________________Port Warden
J. J. MAHANY_____________Plumbing Inspector
JOHN E. SCHWARZ_______________Recorder
THOMAS COOLEY
___Superintendent Scavenger Department
THOMAS BALLANTYNE
__________Superintendent Fire Department
J. J. COXNALLY
_Assistant Superintendent Fire Department
J. P. FIGG____________Superintendent Waterworks
H. S. DREESE, Chairman__________Tax Assessors
A. B. PALMER and C. H. KONEMANN
________________(2) Tax Assessors
R. W. FERGUSON__________Custodian City Hall
JOS. A. ROSSITER________Clerk Police Department
BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 1912
Fixed Expenses for the Year 1912
Interest on Bonded Debt _______-_--$ 120,247 SO
Sinking Fund 35,415 00
Total __-____-__$ 155,662 50
Maintenance of Regular City Departments
Departments Appropriations
Bacteriological Laboratory _.$ 7,625 00
Board of Health __________________ 24,000 00
Evergreen Cemetery --_ 5,000 00
Laurel Grove Cemetery ________________ 5,000 00
Charity .1_..._.-.._...-...._.-.. S.OOO 00
City Clocks .... .. ._.. ---. 40000
City Hall _________________.____ 5,000 00
City Hall (Insurance) ......._........._____- 1,21350
City Lighting ___...___.____.____ 41,50000
Dispensary __________.. .__..__....._____ 4,00000
Drainage and Dry Culture ________._____---- 9,000 00
Fire Department and Uniforms _...__ 117,500 00
Harbor and Wharves _____..._______ _____ 2,500 00
Hospitals -___...____-___-__- 13,500 00
Hospitals (colored) __._______.____.._ 900 00
House Drainage '_______________________ 4,700 00
Incidentals, including office charity______._.._ 5,000 (X)
Market _________________________.___ 6,000 00
Notes, Chatham Land and Hotel Company ..._.___ 37,960 15
Notes, Ardslev Park Land Corporation ________ 13,047 30
Fire Department, notes, motor drawn apparatus 16,492 05
Notes, park purposes ___________________ 3,328 00
Notes, Evergreen Cemeterv ________________ 3,472 70
Notes, Gamewell System __________________ 2,016 66
Opening New -Streets, including notes .._..__.. 33,543 79
Pensions, Police and Firemen _____________ 6,000 00
Police and Uniforms _________._________ 134,000 00
Police Reserves _________._...___..._____ 3,000 00
Printing and Stationery __________._______ 4,000 00
Plumbing Inspector __ _ ._..__._____.____ 1,765 00
Parks and Squares ______________...___ 12,000 00
Paving Streets, including notes for block..._____ 61,054 60
Public Library (white) ___________________ 10,000 00
Public Library (colored) ....._ _.....__._ . 36000
Storm Sewers -___.... ... ._ ._....__..._._._ 2,50000
Salaries _._......^.. ........................... 52,00000
Scavenger Department ___________________ 55,000 00
Scavenger Department, Street Railway contract-___ 8.000 00
Budget for the Year 1912Continued
Sink Department, O. E. M.__________ ~......... 4,500 00
Streets and Lanes ______________________ 88,500 00
Streets and Lanes, gravel, etc. _ _----__-____ 4,500 00
Waterworks, old and new ________..________ 60,000 00
Water Meters ______________________ 1,135 00
Waterworks, improvements on platform_________ 2,000 00
Industrial Farm _________________________ 3,500 00
Total ___.___.___________________$ 881,513 75
New Improvements to be Made in 1912, to be Passed on by
Council Before Expenditure
Daffin Park ________._______-________$ 500 00
Grading New Streets __-_____________ 1,00000
Henry Street Subway, balance ___.............. 3,000 00
Market Improvements ________ 39,000 00
Tree Planting _______._____.- 1,000 00
Sidewalks ______________ 2,500 00
Total __ $ 47,000 00
Total Budget for year 1912--.$1,084,176 25
CITY GOVERNMENT
FOR THE
YEAR 1913

MAYOR AND ALDERMEN FOR 1913
Mayor
R. J. DAVANT
Chairman of Council
ALDERMAN W. J. PIERPONT
Vice-Chairman of Council
ALDERMAN W. H. WRIGHT
Aldermen
J. W. DANIEL
GEO. B. ELTON
J. E. FOY
H. B. GRIMSHAW
H. L. KAYTON
H. H. LIVINGSTON
W. J. PIERPONT
W. A. PIGMAN '
E. A. M. SCHRODER
J. C. SLATER
W. W. WILLIAMSON
W. H. WRIGHT
STANDING COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL FOR 1913
Accounts
ALDERMEN WILLIAMSOX, ELTON, LIVIXGSTOX
Assessments
ALDERMEN GRIMSHAW, SLATER, KAYTON,
PIGMAN, SCHRODER
City Lots and Opening Streets
ALDERMEN SLATER, SCHRODER, PIGMAN
Drainage
ALDERMEN KAYTON, DANIEL, WRIGHT
Finance
ALDERMEN PIERPONT, WILLIAMSOX, SLATER,
FOY, DANIEL
Fire
ALDERMEN PIGMAN, PIERPONT, WILLIAMSOX,
GRIMSHAW, FOY
Harbor and Wharves
ALDERMEN ELTON, PIERPONT, WILLIAMSON
Standing Committees of Council for 1913Continued
Health
ALDERMEN DANIEL, LIVINGSTON, GRIMSHAW
Market
ALDERMEN LIVINGSTON, DANIEL, KAYTON
Near Beer Licenses
ALDERMEN WRIGHT, SLATER, LIVINGSTON
Police
ALDERMEN SCHRODER, ELTON, WRIGHT
. Streets and Lanes
ALDERMEN WRIGHT, FOY, PIGMAN, ELTON,
SCHRODER
Water
ALDERMEN FOY, PIERPONT, KAYTON
Sanitary Board
HON. R. J. DAVANT, Chairman
HEALTH OFFICER W. F. BRUNNER, Secretary
ALDERMEN J. W. DANIEL, W. W. WILLIAMSON
CITIZENS J. M. SOLOMONS, DR. WM. R. DANCY,
and BIERNE GORDON
Commissions, 1913
Park and Tree
P. D. BAFFIN, Chairman
T. H. McMILLAX CHAS. S. ELLIS
R. M. BUTLER I. A. SOLOMONS, Secretary
Sinking Fund
GEO. J. MILLS, Chairman
LEOPOLD ADLER JOHN LYONS
CHAS. G. BELL JOHN F. PAULSEN
Pilotage
JAS. M. BARNARD, Chairman
GEO. P. WALKER W. W. WILLIAMSON
VAX B. AVERY JOSEPH HULL
J. FLORAXCE MINIS E. A. ARMAND, Secretary
F. R. CASSELS
Massie School
HON. R. J. DAVANT
H. C. SHUPTRINE
CITY OFFICERS, 1913
RICHARD J. DAVANT________________Mayor
THOMAS GAMBLE, JR._1__Secretary to the Mayor
THOMAS HALLIGAN__________Clerk of Council
CHAS. V. HERXANDEZ___Assistant Clerk of Council
M. L. MELDRIM_______________Chief of Police
B. S. BRYAXT_____IFirst Lieutenant of Police
C. S. HARDEE__________________City Treasurer
E. R. COXANT_________________Chief Engineer
JOHX ROURKE, JR.___________._City Attorney
D. S. ATKIXSOX_________City Attorney (Assistant)
GEO. D. SEMKEX________________City Marshal
J. H. PAPOT______________Deputy City Marshal
DR. J. E. MORRISOX and DR. L. J. CHEDEL
________-City Physicians (2 white)
C. C. MIDDLETOX and B. W. S. D AX I ELS
_________________City Physicians (2 colored)
GEO. LEWIX_______________Clerk of the Market
E. B. HARTLEY_____Clerk of the Market (Assistant)
THOS. H. LAIRD__._.____..________..__Harbor Master
W. F. BRUNXER________________Health Officer
V. H. BASSETT__________________Bacteriologist
C. J. MELVIX____________Chief Sanitary Inspector
SIMOX A. WEIL________________Food Inspector
LEWIS BLISS, C. R. SHOUSE, J. T.
WELLS, G. W. ROBINSOX, NAT
HARRISON, J. E. REGISTER, J. F.
BLISS and R. B. JEWETT-Inspectors of Naval Stores
JOHX R. EASOX_____________Building Inspector
A. B. LA ROCHE_____Keeper Laurel Grove Cemetery
J. T. McCORMICK_____Keeper Bonaventure Cemetery
City Officers, 1913Continued
HENRY WILLISKeeper Laurel Grove Cemetery (col.)
J. D. HARMS____________Keeper City Dispensary
F. M. HULL____________________Port Warden
J, J. MAHANY______________Plumbing Inspector
JOHN E. SCHWARZ_______________Recorder
L. A. EAST_____Superintendent Scavenger Department
JOHN H. MONROE__Chief Engineer Fire Department
A. J. TOSHACH
__Chief Engineer Fire Department (Assistant)
J. P. FIGG__Superintendent and Engineer Waterworks
H. S. DREESE__________Tax Assessors, Chairman
MARION LUCAS and JOSEPH M. DREYER
____________________Tax Assessors (Two)
J. CHRIS WERNTZ___________Custodian City Hall
J. F. BERNHARDT___Clerk of the Police Department
BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 1913
Fixed Expenses for the Year 1913
Interest on Bonded Debt _______________$ 118,00000
Sinking Fund ________________________ 30,900 00
Total -______-________.$ 148,900 00
Maintenance of Regular City Departments
Departments Appropriations
Bacteriological Laboratory __-..._.$ 7,500 00
Board of Health ________________-_____ 25,900 00
Bonaventure Cemetery ______...___ 8,000 00
Bonaventure Cemetery (Gate Jewish Section) __ 1,000 00
Laurel Grove Cemetery _____.________.____ 5,000 00
Charity ________-___-_ -______-__ SiOOQ 00
dissociated Charities _______________-____ 600 00
City Clocks _.-_-__....._.... 400 00
City Hall ______-__.... 5,000 00
City Hall (Insurance) _____________________ 171 00
City Lighting ___-_________-___._..___ 44,500 00
Dispensary __________________________ 4,000 00
Drainage and Dry Culture ________________ 8,500 00
Fire Department and Unifprms _-__________ . 117,500 00
Harbor and Wharves _______--_______ 2,500 00
Hospitals _________-_________________ 13.500 00
Hospitals (colored) ______________ 900 00
House Drainage _________-____._____ 4,700 00
Drainage Commission _____-________ 4,000 00
Incidentals, Including Office Charity _______ 5,000 00
Market .......__._......_____.......___.... 6,000 00
Notes, Chatham Land and Hotel Company______ 17,255 57
Notes, Ardsley Park Land Corporation____ 20,533 56
Notes, Paving Streets _________-______ 34,139 41
Notes, Water Extension _________________ 1,600 00
Notes, Sewers -__-.....___._.._...... 1,967 67
Notes, Gamewell System _________________ 2,108 33
Tree Planting ________________________ 2.000 00
Daffin Park __________________________ 500 00
Parks and Squares, Purchase of Mule__________ 225 00
Opening New Streets, Including Notes _________ 16,000 00
Pensions, Police and Firemen _______________ 6,000 00
Police and Uniforms ____________________ 144,000 00
Police Reserves _______________________ 3,000 00
Printing and Stationery ___________.____ 4,000 00
Plumbing Inspector __________________ 1,765 00
Parks and Squares ______________________ 15.000 00
Public Library (white) ________________.... 10,000 00
Public Library (colored) _________________ 360 00
Storm Sewers ________________________ 2.500 00
Budget for the Year 1913Continued
Salaries __..__-_.__..__.__.___.___... 54,500 00
Scavenger Department ___________________ 59,000 00
Scavenger Department, Street Railway Contract___ 8,000 00
Sink Deoartment, O. E. M. __________________ 4,500 00
Streets and Lanes ________________________ 95,000 00
Streets and Lanes. Gravel, etc. _ 4,000 00
Waterworks, Old and New ________________ 68,575 00
Water Meters __________________________' 1,000 00
Industrial Farm _________________________ 3,600 00
Waterworks (extension of Mains) _-________ 10,000 00
Total -__-______.__-$ 860,800 54
New Improvements to be Made in 1913, to be Passed on by
Council Before Expenditure
Xew Stables, City Lots ___________________$ 15,000 00
Grading Xew Streets _____________________ 1,000 00
Henry Street Subway. Balance ______________ 3,000 00
Two Police Auto Patrols __-___________ 5,500 00
Sidewalks __________________________- 2,500 00
Repairs to Roof Pest House ________________ 300 00
Odd Fellows' Convention __________________ 500 00
Repairs to Wharves and Slips ______________ 3,000 00
Waterworks. Improvements 1,000 00
Street Paving __________-______-___ 25,000 00
Total _--________$ 56,800 00
Total Budget for Year 1913 ______$1,066,500 54
Bonds Due July, 1913______$214,550 00
SIXTH ANNUAL MESSAGE
OF
GEO. W. TIEDEMAN
MAYOR
OF
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
FOR THE YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 1912

Sixth Annual Message of Geo. W. Tiedeman
Mayor of Savannah
Savannah, Ga., January 22, 1913
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of The City of
Savannah.
Gentlemen:
I have the honor to submit this, my sixth annual report,
covering the principal operations of this administration during the past year and embodying certain recommendations
regarding future policies. Inasmuch as this marks the termination of six consecutive years of public service, I shall advert very briefly to some of the accomplishments of this
administration during that period.
Six years ago this day, on the 22nd of January, 1907,
this administration was inducted into office. There are now
on this Board five aldermen who were sworn into office with
me then, viz: Aldermen Battey, Entelman, Gaudry, McCauley and Wilkinson. I do not think you will find a parallel in the political history of our city.
The public is apt to forget, and we ourselves, as part
of that public, becoming accustomed to improved conditions,
are apt to be unmindful of just what has really been accomplished. If we will go back six years, to the time when this
administration first went into power, we will have a picture
of Old Savannah. Were it possible to transform Bull street
into the Bull street of six years ago, even for a day, twentyfour hours would not elapse before a public indignation
32_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
meeting would be held. From the City Hall to Forsyth
Park the asphalt paving was worn thin, full of holes,
dangerous and unsightly. This was also true of Broughton
Street and of Drayton Street. Bull Street from Park Extension to Estill Avenue was unpaved and so dusty as to
impair the market value of houses abutting; in place of
which we now haxr e a splendidly paved street from the City
Hall to Estill Avenue. Barnard Street was the same Barnard Street of a half century before. Where we now see
motorcycles, automobiles, and other vehicles speeding along
Barnard Street, almost from one end of the City to the
other, we then saw, now and then, a delivery wagon, forced
to go upon Barnard Street, for delivery purposes, moving
slowly along through sand a half foot deep. The same is
true of many other of our most prominent thoroughfares.
Other Street Paving
Estill Avenue, then a country road, is now the handsomest boulevard in the South; one hundred feet wide, paved
with asphalt block, a handsome parkway down the center
with a double row of palms nearly one mile in length; affording a driveway of asphalt from the City Hall to Waters
Road and Estill Avenue, three miles in length.
To give some idea of the vast amount of street paving
done during this administration, I need only say that the
amount far exceeds that done in any like period in tb<"
Citv's history, comprising nearly a million and a half square
feet of paving material, the following named streets having
been paved in part or in entirety: Abercorn. Bay, Barnard,
Congress, Charlton, Perry, Henry, West Broad, West
Boundary, Bull, Estill Avenue, Fortieth, Forty-first, Hall,
Hull, Harmon, Montgomery, Paulsen, Waldburg, Thirtyseventh, the Strand, Broughton, Bryan, Drayton, Ogeechee
Avenue, Thirty-sixth. Randolph, East Broad, Jones, Macon,
Harris, Gordon, Perry, Wayne, President, Taylor, Cohen,
Cuyler. McDonough, Park Avenue, and York.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 33
The Public Works Department and the City Engineer's
office have been kept very busy, the former under the able
direction (1st) of the late Harry Willink and more latterly
under Director Abe S. Guckenheimer and the latter (1st)
under the supervision of J. W. Howard and more latterly
under City Engineer W. O'D. Rockwell. All four of these
officers have been valuable public servants and have faithfully safeguarded the interests of the public. Mr. Rockwell's long service and experience with the city, he having
been assistant City Engineer for many years before his
advancement to the post he now occupies, renders him an
invaluable public servant.
New Areas Developed
Much has been written and said about the developments
in the Southeastern section of the City, in the Granger and
Lattimore tracts, and I will not say more here than, in adverting to transformations, that where once was a negro
settlement known as Sunny Side, which stood as a bar to
the future progress of the city in a Southeasterly direction,
there is now a beautiful restricted residential development;
where once was an uncultivated old field, there is now a
residential section that is the show place of the city. Upon
both of these tracts are numerous handsome homes; the
entire area has been given the finest drainage facilities, and
upon the latter tract is being reared a magnificent tourist
hotel, of which every Savannahian will be justly proud.
This realization was by many considered a roseate dream,
five years ago.
While the companies which promoted these developments are due great credit, naught would have been accomplished except with the intelligent co-operation of the administration. The wisdom of the undertaking has been vindicated. Xo one acquainted with the terms of the contracts
under which these areas were developed can gainsay the
fact that they constituted one of the most advantageous
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undertakings in the history of the city. Without going
into the financial phases, which are familiar to almost every,
tax payer, it may be said that the city has already received,
in increased realty valuations, a'sum almost equal to the
entire outlay made by the city, and has, in addition, acquired several millfon square feet of streets and lanes and
an even dozen beautiful parks.
In addition to the improvements in the Granger and
Lattimore tracts, the city has undertaken like developments
at Villa Heights, in the Cann subdivision, Schreck subdivision, on the Falligant estate, at Park Place, in the.Simkins
and Bell subdivision and in other tracts, and should stand
ready to undertake any similar work in any locality within
the city limits, upon like conditions.
I sincerely trust that the policy inaugurated by me, of
acquiring streets in this manner, rather than by purchase, as
formerly, will be adhered to by future administrations.
Six Years Ago
Many may have forgotten that when this administration
went into power six years ago public gambling on every side
was countenanced. Large establishments, handsomely
equipped with a regular force of employees, were run in open
defiance of law. Within a few weeks after we went into
power these had been eradicated, and since that time public
gambling has been unknown.
Six years ago the saloons were open on Sunday in every
part of the city. A strict observance of the Sabbath was
insisted upon and shortly after this administration went into
power the sale of liquors on Sunday had been stopped.
Six years ago our streets were lighted with old fashioned
street lights, the shadow thrown by these lamps being some-
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times larger than the light thrown. Today the city is brilliantly lighted with the latest magnetite arc lamps on ornamental poles.
The Police and Fire Departments have been brought up
to the most modern standards. It will be remembered that
just before we went into office, the police department was
in such a run-down condition, that the Police Committee of
Council brought in an adverse report upon the condition
of it's own department. Under Chief W. G. Austin ithe
whole department was rehabilitated, new stock and new
equipment acquired and the personnel of the department
brought up to the highest standard of efficiency. The Police Department today is one of the finest in any city of
Savannah's size in the country, bar none, and Savannah has
never had an abler or more competent Chief of Police.
The Fire Department was also in a run-down condition.
We bought several new pieces of apparatus and built a new
engine house, but it was very evident that, in order to bring
the department up .to the highest state of efficiency, the expenditure of a large amount was necessary. At this juncture
the advisability of motorizing the department presented itself, and, after careful consideration for nearly a year, it
was deemed to the best interest of the tax payers to secure
motor drawn apparatus. The terms under which this apparatus was bought, made it possible to secure the apparatus by
paying $8,000 a year for same for a period of nine years, the
said $8,000 to represent the amount usually spent for horse
feed, harness repairs, additional salaries, etc., so that the
apparatus could be bought in nine years without the outlay
of a penny additional by the city, and at the end of that time
the city would own, not only the motor drawn apparatus,
but all of the old equipment. And, I am glad to say that in
furtherance of that contract, the city now has a completely
motorized, effective fire-fighting department, the efforts of
certain disaffected citizens,.to;the''C9ntrary notwithstanding.
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Chief Ballantyne
In this connection I want to say that much of the credit
is due Chief Thomas Ballantyne. His intimate knowledge of
machinery and his familiarity with the workings of his department made him invaluable in the days of the transformation from a horse drawn to a motor drawn department. Savannah was the first city in the world to completely motorize its fire department and today our Department is the most
widely advertised m the country.
It has been customary to send copies of the Mayor's
Annual Report to our various sister cities, and, following
that custom, I did so last year. As an evidence of what
other cities think of our fire department, I want to mention
here what a few of the Mayors and Fire Chiefs in other
cities voluntarily said about our department, in acknowledging receipt of the report. The report contained, as you
know, a picture of our Department. I think these letters
find proper place in this report, and I quote excerpts from
a few.
Said Charles F. Seyferlich, Fire Marshal of Chicago:
"I am especially pleased with the excellent picture of
the Savannah Fire Department, as well as the recommendations contained in the report. There is no question but
that motor driven apparatus will eventually displace the
horse drawn, and although we have done something along
these lines, it is surprising to know that your fair city has
made such progress and so complete as to place the whole
department in a condition well nigh perfect. This is a
splendid lesson from the far South, and 1 trust our big
city will learn it so well that in the near future we will
be able to say as much for our equipment as Savannah can
say for hers." That from Chicago.
The Mayor of Xew Orleans, a city whose fire department consists of fifty^geyeji companies, writes that he has
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read the report, and comments at some length on the motorization of our department and extends his congratulations.
From Seattle, where six chief's cars are motor-drawn,
comes the statement from Chief Stetson that Savannah has
just cause to be proud of her fire department.
From Washington, D. C.
In a letter from Chief Engineer Wagner of the District
of Columbia, he says: "Your motor equipment certainly
makes a splendid showing and you are entitled to congratulations upon your progressiveness. I only wish our
Department had sufficient funds to do the same."
Chief Cummings of Atlanta, after complimentary reference to Savannah's Department, says:
"Your* city has done the wise thing and I shall recommend in my annual report that Atlanta do likewise."
Chief Haney of Jacksonville, says: "I do not want to
flatter you, but I believe your city has the best equipment
that money can buy."
Similar letters were received from Milwaukee, Augusta,
(Ga.), New York, Kansas City, Macon, (Ga.), Watertown,
N. Y., Boston, Miami, Dallas, and Hartford. The officials
from the last named city sent their Fire Chief to Savannah
to study its Department. Frequent inquiries are received at
the Mayor's office about our Fire Department.
In the past six years this city has devoted particular
attention ito matters of health and sanitation. Until six
years ago the Health Officer of your city had annually
been calling attention to the imperative need of more burial
space for the city's dead. By the purchase of Bonaventure
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cemetery and a large tract abutting, the city secured a
burial ground sufficient for a century and more to come.
Ideally located, far enough from the city to insure tranquility
and yet easily accessible by street car or smooth roadway.
The price of lots was placed at a nominal figure, in reach
of all.
The establishment of a Bacteriological Laboratory and
the employment of a Bacteriologist and the installation of a
steam chamber for disinfecting purposes have been enlarged
upon in previous reports and will not be given attention here
further than to say that they have become almost indispensable to the physicians of the city, and are a potent factor in
reducing the city's death rate.
Other Improvements
I cannot refer to the great improvements made within
the life of this administration without reference to the improvements in the water facilities. The entire water department has been rehabilitated, with a consequent increase in
pressure everywhere in the city, and a general betterment
of the service. So great have been the improvements indeed,
that the Fire Underwriters advanced Savannah to class A,
and gave the city a re-rating which resulted in a saving to
premium payers of over $75,000.00 a year.
While on the subject of the larger improvements, I shall
merely mention such distinct improvements as the construction of the Henry Street subway; the opening at grade of
all streets which are arteries of the East side; the removal
of the unsightly old coal chute; the preliminary plans for a
viaduct nearly a mile in length over the tracks of the A. C. L.,
which will solve for all time the vexatious question of uninterrupted communication with the East and Southeastern
sections of our city; the elimination of the unsightly overhead wires in the down-town section; the improvement of
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the Strand; the paving of over 12 miles of streets; the appropriation of $10,000 for advertising Savannah; the city's part
in securing the vast improvements for Savannah's upper
harbor, and the extension of our city limits westward.
With all of these improvements and correspondingly
large expenditures, for which little or no provision was made
by our predecessors in office, the tax rate has not been increased and the public debit is much smaller than when I
went into office.
I shall briefly refer to the refunding of the public debt by
which an issue of $2,610,000 refunding bonds was floated.
The issue was ten times over subscribed ; was sold at an average price of $105.11and that during the panic; the city
reduced its bonded debt $127,000.00 and its rate of interest
from 5 to 4/l 2 per cent., without the expenditure of a penny.
House Drainage
The greatest improvement of all, however, will be left
for our successors in office to accomplish. I refer to the extension and completion of our house drainage system. lit
took three years to secure the necessary authority for issuing $600,000.00 in bonds for this purpose. While politics
has no rightful part in an election involving the health of
a community, it is true that the pressure brought to bear
by influences hostile to this administration was responsible
for the defeat of the measure at the first election and was a
menace to the successful issue of the second election. However, the measure, which was the greatest advocated by this
administration, was successful at the polls; the necessary
authority was secured, a non-partisan commission was appointed, plans have been completed and everything is in
shape where the incoming administration can take charge of
the work, in conjunction with the commission, whose powers
are plenary.
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I think that the foregoing review, which embodies only
the largest of the numerous improvements accomplished by
this administration, will suffice to make all of you who go
out of office with me, retire with the satisfying consciousness
of duty well performed.
I have heretofore transmitted to your honorable body
two special messages on the subject of the acquisition of
additional municipally owned wharf frontage on the Savannah River and the inauguration of a system of realty assessments by which tax payers may secure justice in the assessment of their holdings for taxes. While only a portion of
this Council will continue in office, I wish to renew the recommendations contained in those messages.
I have for some time advocated the auditing of the- city's
books regularly by a certified public accountant, and during
the past year had an audit made by Air. Charles Neville, certified public accountant, in addition to the work done by the
regular city auditor. I here renew my recommendations In
this connection.
I think that the members of the City's Sinking Fund
Commission should be compensated for their services and
recommend that same be provided for them.
Boulevard to Thunderbolt
Some months ago I suggested the desirability of continuing the improvements on Estill Avenue to the city limits
and co-operation with the County authorities with a view
to extending the boulevard to Thunderbolt. The County
Commissioners have approved the plan and I sincerely trust
that it may be carried to a successful consummation. Savannah will eventually grow out to Thunderbolt, and nothing
could hasten the finality more than the construction of such
an avenue. Manv cities have constructed such boulevards.
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Among them I need only mention the boulevard from Jacksonville to Atlantic Beach, some eighteen to twenty miles in
length, paved with brick or cement its entire length. Thunderbolt is a town of no mean proportions, and the intervening area is fairly well built up. Thunderbolt is knocking at
Savannah's door. The proposed Boulevard is the open
sesame to the situation.
I have heretofore in annual messages assigned my reasons for advocating a four-year term of office for the Mayor
and Aldermen of Savannah. With a gubernatorial election
every two years, with a city election on the alternating
years, with the county primary every two years, and just six
months preceding the city election, in addition to our presidential election, Congressional elections, bond elections and
numerous other special elections, the people are given little
rest from politics, and continual political agitation is injurious to business and anything but conducive to the best results in municipal affairs. Until the people are freed from
the blight of continued political agitation, the best results
can not be hoped for. I would, therefore, renew my recommendation in this connection and would suggest that during
the incumbency of the present administration the proper
legislative enactment be secured, so that when the election
is held two years hence, the successful candidates at that
election be inducted into office for a term of four years.
In conclusion I want to express to the members of this
Board and to the officials under me my grateful appreciation
of their unswerving co-operation, without which it would
have been impossible to have accomplished the improvements and prosecuted the policies which have made for the
successful administration of municipal affairs during the
past six years.
Respectfully submitted,
GEO. W. TIEDEMAN,
Mayor.
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REPORT OF SINKING FUND COMMISSIONERS
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 31, 1912
To His Honor
George W. Tiedeman, Mayor,
City of Savannah.
Dear Sir:
The Sinking Fund Commissioners respectfully submit
their 33rd Annual Report:
With funds at our disposal we have purchased bonds of
the issue of 1909, as follows:
1912.
February 2__$ 6,000 at 109>________ $ 6,570 00
.May 7__ 6.000 at 109^ and interest 6,665 25
October 10__ 4,000 at 109^ and interest 4,430 00
November 2__ 11,000 at 109^ and interest 12,211 38
827,000 $29,876 63
Issue of 1909 ___________________$2,483,000 00
Less purchase 1910 to 1912, inclusive_____ 78,000 00
Outstanding 31st December, 1912, of this issue $2,405,000 00
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We have purchased of issue of 1883 as follows:
1912.
October 14__$ 1,650 at par and interest $ 1,653 21
157,650 previous purchased 161,835 03
$159,300 $163,488 24
Signed and made available for Exchange____$390,000 00
Less on exchange, as per last Report______ 388.700 00
City Treasurer for Exchange ___________$ 1,300 00
Of these bonds issued 174,200 have been cancelled as
follows:
Special Purchases __________________$ 14,900 00
Purchased out of Sinking Fund _________$159,300 00
$174,200 00
Which leaves of this issue maturing 1st of July
1913 _____________-_-___I__$214,500 00
Issue of 1909Outstanding ___________$2,405,000 00
Issue of 1883Outstanding ___________ 214,500 00
Total ______________________$2,619,500 00
Respectfully submitted,
GEO. J. MILLS
JOHN LYONS
CHARLES G. BELL
LEOPOLD ABLER
Sinking Fund Commissioners
Savannah, Ga., December 31, 1912.

ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
CITY TREASURER
FOR THE YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 1912
C. S. HARDEE
TREASURER
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CITY TREASURER
Dr. Statement of Cash Received and Disbursed from January 1, 1912, to December 31, 1912
RECEIPTS
ARDSLKY PARK COR.
Received for account of agreement for grading, pipes and
labor __......
RILLS PAY'AiRLlvMayor's Notes (one day), Notes
with S. B. & T. Co. _______
BOARD OP HEALTH
Sale of antitoxine ....
, $ 27,136 88
68,000 00
522 48
PAYMENTS
ARDSLKY PARK L. C,
Advanced hy City us per agreement _..
BONDS 1879
Redeemed by City Treasurer....
HOARD OF HEALTH
Salaries, pest house expenses_
BACTERIOLOGICAL DEPT.
Salaries, apparatus, etc.
BONAVRNTURE CE'METERYSalaries, labor, trees, etc.
CITY HALL
Salaries, labor, insurance, repairs,
etc _________________
CITV CLOCK
Keepers salary and repairs
CITY LOTS
Paid for S. A. L. Ry. for lot...
CHIMNEY SWEEPING
Labor, etc, ___.__
CHARITY
Remission of t ax to asylums,
pensions, etc. . ..
Cr.
15,033 26
500 00
31,896 09
7,936 98
9,797 82
7,663 21
433 29
5,000 00
304 00
8,130 83
BONAVENTURE CEMETERY
Received for sale of lots, burial
fees, etc.
CITY LOTS
Sale of City lots _.
CHIMNEY SWEEPING
Pees from P. W. D.___-___.
CHATHAM LAND & HOTEL CO.-
Received on account agreement
for grading, pipes and labor
CITY CODES
Sale of _
DRY CULTURE
Unclaimed pay envelopes
ELECTRIC FEES
Received for inspection -.
8,805 91
10,039 58
10400
22,420 25
6 50
2 10
1,786 50
CHATHAM L. & H. CO.
Advanced by City as per agreement __...___...._____
CITY LIGHTING
Paid Savannah Electric Company
COUPONS, BOND 1879
Paid by City Treasurer______
COUPONS, BOND 1883
Paid by City Treasurer ___
COUPONS, BOND 1909
Paid by City Treasurer ________
DRY CULTURE
Labor, material, etc. __
11,880 65
40,118 84
25 00
11,761 76
109,417 50
7,814 27
Fl R K DEPARTM ENT
Sale of engines, hose carts, etc.___
FEES
From City Marshal, for executions
GROUND RENTS
Interest on Ground Rent lots
GROUND RENTS
Sale of Ground Rent lots to fee
simple __-__________
GRADING STREETS
Refund of overcharge ..
DAFFIN PARK--
Material and labor
DISPENSARY
Medical supplies and expenses..
DRAINAGE COMMISSIONSurveys, etc.
2,571 81
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Auto engines, pay rolls, fuel,
1,115 63 etc.
GAMEWELL SYSTEM
5 030 03 Paid notes and interest
9,458 39
54 00
GRADING STREETS
Labor and material __
399 80
4,164 93
2,86073
190,805 61
2,016 66
1,015 29
HARBOR FEES
From Harbor Master __.
HOUSE DRAINJAGE
Refund error .
INCIDENTALS
C. C. permits, surveys, etc..
INTEREST
On daily balances, city marshal,
etc.
INSPECTION FEES
Plumbers fees __--_____
LAUREL GROVE
Sale of lots, burial fees, etc._
MARKET
Clerks fees, stall and vault rents.
6,469 10
21 00
2,302 80
2,321 37
1,646 SO
3,355 30
t
16,088 19
HARBOR AND WHARVES
Salaries and repairs _
HOUSE DRAINAGE
Labor, material, etc.
HOSPITALS
'Atinual appropriations
HENRY STREET SUBWAYLabor and material _____________
INCIDENTALS
Official bonds, convention expenses, stamps, election expenses, etc. ___________
INTEREST
Paid bank for interest on over
drafts, etc. ____.____._______
3,191 29
7,271 76
14,475 00
992 51
9,195 36
527 27
MA PSSale of new maps
NEAR BEER
Sale of retail licenses
PAVING STREETS
Received from abutting property
owners
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sale of old "hoss", etc. ...__...
POLICE COURT
From fines, 'etc. .
192 00
68,400 00
10S.037 02
2,779 28
25,590 85
INDUSTRIAL FARM
Paid Chatham County _____ 3,552 92
LAUREL GROVE CEMETERY
Paid salaries, labor, and material --........... 8.316 07
MARKET
Improvements, salaries, lights,
etc. _________________ 46,134 58
OPENING STREETS
Notes and interest _______ 109,802 98
PLUMBING INSPECTION
Salaries and incidentals _.._- 2,057 55
PARKS AND SQUARE'S
Labor, material, trees, etc. _ 15,516 75
PAVING STREETS
Labor, notes and interest and material and drayage ______ 98,296 35
PARK PURPOSE'S
Notes and interest ____... 3,328 00
PENSIONS, FIRE AND POLICE
Monthly allowances ____ 5,371 94
POLICE
Pay rolls, feed, uniforms, etc.__ 133,221 93
POLICE COURT
Fines remitted, stationery, etc. 775 45
. PERPETUAL OARE OF CEMETERY LOTS
From various estates for City care
of lots
PRINTING AND STATIONERY
Received from City Marshal
RENTS
Rents of wharves and from City
Marshal
SCAVENGERS
From' County contract for garbage, etc.
SEWERS
From unclaimed pay envelopes,
sale of pipe, etc.
SIDEWALKS
From lot owners, account repairs,
etc.
SINKS
For cleaning, etc.
3,200 00
7800
696 00
3,084 59
179 88
12,054 81
2,627 79
POLICE RESERVE
Annual appropriation __.
PRINTING AND STATIONERYProceedings of council, reports,
etc. _______________._
PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Annual appropriations, white and
colored _______._______
RESURFACING STREETS
Gravel, labor, etc. _____
SALARIES
Mayor and Aldermen and City
Officers _____________
SCAVENGERS
Pay rolls, feed, wagons, etc.______
SEWERS
Labor, material, etc. ____________
SIDEWALKS
Labor and material _____________
SINK'S
Salary and contract _,___________
2,812 50
6,394 37
10,023 29
3,432 12
56,5118 89
'71,451 92
6,260 11
24,249 16
5,008 48
STREETS AND LANES
Sale of old horses,.'bags, barrels,
etc. .__.______________
TAXES 1906
Through City Marshal _____
TAXES 1909
Through City Marshal _____
TAXES 1910
Through City Marshal _____
T1AIXBS 1911
Through 'office collections

TAXES 1912
Office collections __
SPECIFIC TAX 1912
Sale of licenses and badges.
2,206 86
29 73
2,850 07
1,672 67
142,331 07
497,297 65
142,994 83
SINKING FUND 1883
Bonds redeemed ______
SINKING FUND 1909
Bonds redeemed ____________
SPECIAL, APPROPRIATIONSY, W, C. Association, conventions,
and special advertisements ____
STREETS AND LAN'ES
Labor, feed, mules, carts, etc...
TiA REFUND
Remitted to charitable institutions, etc, _________
1,653 21
29,876 63
1.730 S3
R8.SOO 62
2,618 66
A C
t*
M>TJ O
WATER RENTS
Office collections ____
Total receipts 1912-__
Balance from Dec. 31,
1911 __.____-___
Grand Total ____
137,191 17
1,339,752 59
8,757 32
$1,348,509 91
TWELFTH ST. LAND CO.
Grading, labor, etc.
WAITER WORKS
Wages, coal, oil, pipes, etc.
Total Expenditures
Cash balance carried to
January 1, 1913 _____
Grand Total __________
102 55
76,323 48
$1,317,960 55
30,549 36
$1,348,509 91
C. S. HARDEE,
City Treasurer.
Correct as to additions and vouchers, showing a cash balance on hand, $30,549.36.
JAS. L. RANKIN,
Audftor.
f W. F. McCAULEY, Chairman )
(Countersigned) j H. L. KAYTON f Finance Committee
(.J. H. H. ENTLEMAN )
54 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
CITY MARSHAL'S OFFICE
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 15th, 1913
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor,
Savannah, Ga.
Dear Sir:
I have the honor to submit my annual report for the
year 1912, same being my sixth under your administration.
The collections in this office from all sources amounted
to $90,110.38, exceeding the high record of last year, and
establishing a new record for collections by this office.
The operations of this Department are fully set forth
in the itemized schedule attached.
Ground Rents:All lots reported to this office by the
City Treasurer have been re-entered for arrears of rent, as
required by ordinance.
Receipts from Paving Executions:This item shows a
total collection of $27,284.77, being the largest amount collected from any specific item during the year. By reference
to the attached statement it will be seen which streets produced the income.
Real Estate Executions:This item contributed the second largest amount in our schedule, $27,181.52. All real
estate executions are well in hand, except some against estates and those in the extended City limits against whom
we could not legally proceed.
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Specific Tax:The revenue from this tax shows the
sum collected during the year of $11,631.13, which, I believe,
sets a new record for income from this source.
Personal Property:This item shows an increase over
the past year. I wish to again repeat what I have suggested
in previous reports to Council in connection with this tax,
This particular tax has always been handled in Savannah in
such a manner that by the time the executions reach this
office it is absolutely impossible to proceed against the
parties without fear of involving the City in litigation. It
requires more time and attention than any of our work and
produces less results.
City'Market:This property has fulfilled the predictions made in my annual report of 1911, in which I stated
that with the completion of the improvements a marked increase in revenue could be expected. This has been justified by the increase received from this property during the
year. While we received only $1,859.00 in 1911, we collected
$4,031.54 in 1912. This amount is exclusive of that collected
by the Clerk of the City Market. If the Market basement is
modernized and improved, the returns will be still larger, as
there now exists a strong demand for space in this property.
As a result of the improvements in the Market, we sold
in August, at public outcry, the recently completed fish
stalls, which brought a most satisfactory price, in fact, the
highest they have ever brought. These stalls were sold on
condition allowing the purchaser a discount of 10 per cent, if
paid for in advance for the whole year, or if paid monthly
that the City be furnished with surety for the payment of the
rent. In all cases where parties did not discount the purchase satisfactory surety has been furnished the City. These
stalls sold at public outcry for the sum of $4,559.00, a sum
greater than ever before sold at.
Eliminated Worthless Executions:During the year
we eliminated a large number of executions which had accumulated from time to time and which we were unable to
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collect. All of these executions were first carefully checked
and audited by The Charles Neville Audit Co., and being
found correct and agreeing with the records of the City
Treasurer, were eliminated. This audit company also made
a thorough and systematic audit of the books and records
of this office and found them correct.
With the exception of those executions in litigation or
dispute and those issued against estates, together with some
against property in the extended limits, against whom we
could not legally proceed without inviting trouble for the
City, we have collected the major portion of what was due,
and the result is ^0,110.38, exceeding any collection ever
made through this office.
I recommend that in future in cases of estates, the City
Treasurer issue executions against the legal representatives
of estates before turning them over to the City Marshal, as
otherwise it is impossible to proceed lawfully in such matters.
I also wish to direct attention to the necessity of the
City having a law enacted by the Legislature making it
obligatory that all transfers of real property in the City be
recorded at the office of the City Treasurer. The law as
at present constituted does not require this to be done, and
while the great majority of transfers taking place in the
City are recorded in the Treasurer's office, there are quite
a large number that are not. This has resulted in the past
of much complication and some loss to the City.
These matters, I believe, would prove beneficial to the
City's interests, and I trust that they will have the consideration of those in authority.
Respectfully submitted,
FRED WESSELS, Jr.,
City Marshal.
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CITY MARSHAL'S OFFICE
Itemized Statement of Collections from this Office for the
Year Ending December 31st, 1912
Real Estate:
1903 _____________$ 7 25
1904 _____________ 11 60
1905 _____________ 19 08
1906 ______________ 44 23
1907 _____________ 60 36
1908 ______________ 308 23 .
1909 ______________ 495 93
1910 _____________ 2,246 80
1911 ______________ 20,976 38
1912 ______________ 3,011 66$27,181 52
Personal Property:
1904 ______________$ 3 63
1905 ______________ 7 25
1907 ______________ 4 52
1910 _____________ 86 28
1911 ______________ 1,234 24
1912 ______________ 2,829 20$ 4,165 12
Specific Tax:
1909 ______________ $ 60 00
1911 ______________ 52 50
1912 ______________ 8,623 63
Near Beer:
1912 ______________ 2,895 00$11,631 13
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E'aving Streets:
Abercorn _________1912___$ 1,266 41
Barnard __________1910___^ 1,737 48
Barnard __________1912___ 239 91
Bay, West ________1911___ 413 84
Bay Lane, West _____1912___ 50 00
Broughton, East _____1909___ 802 20
Bull ____________1907___ 4 00
Cohen ___________1909___ 287 73
De Soto Avenue _____1911___ 25 00
East Broad ________1910___ 836 43
Estill Avenue ______1910___ 14,595 44
Harmon __________1910___ 279 22
Henry ___________1911___ 1,771 58
Hull (Xew) ________1909___ 393 75
Jones ___^________1909-__ 150 44
Ogeechee Avenue ___1909___ 77 34
Paulsen __________1910___ 786 51
Paulsen __________1911___ 163 05
Perry _____.______1912____ 25 00
Price ____________1906___ 164 92
Randolph _________1909___ 105 02
Waldburg ________1910___ 718 81
Waldburg _________1911___ 9 00
West Broad _______1910___ 374 54
West Broad ________1911___ 155 79
36th, West ________1910___ 113 76
37th, West ________1910___ 1,221 86
37th, East _________1911___ 413 59
40th, West ________1910___ 102 15
$27,284 77
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Sidewalks:
1907 ______ _ ______$ 11 31
1908 ______________ IS 10
1909 ______________ 34 64
1910 ______________ 13 49
1911 _____________ 492 20
1912 ______________ 2,250 24
$2,816 98
Privy Vaults:
1908 _________ . _____ $ 8 00
1909 ____'__________ 48 35
1910 ______________ 41 10
1911 ______________ 131 25
1912 ______________ 139 18
$367 88
Rents:
City Vaults __________$ 35 00
Market Vaults ________ 2,078 00
Market Stalls ________ 1,953 54
House _____________ 92 00
$4,158 54
Fees:
Executions __________$1,102 25
Advertising __________ 85 00
Electric Inspection _____ 5 38
$1,192 63
Interest _________________________ 764 39
Incidentals (City Pound) ______________ 96 00
Scavenger Department _______________ 39 00
City Lots ________________________ 10,001 00
Department Bonaventure Cemetery ________ 411 42
Grand Total ________________$90,110 38
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Recapitulation
The following table shows an increase in the collections
of this office for the last six years:
1907 __._____________________$ 51,170 25
1908 ___________________________ 54,621 55
1909 ________________________ 54,885 42
1910 ________________________ 62,506 33
1911 ________________________ 75,103 19
1912 ________________________ 90,110 38
$388,397 12
Respectfully submitted,
FRED WESSELS, Jr.,
City Marshal.
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REPORT OF BOARD OF TAX ASSESSORS
Savannah, Ga., December 31, 1912
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor,
Savannah, Ga.
Dear Sir:
We herewith submit the Annual Report of the Board
of Tax Assessors for the year ending December 31, 1912.
Returns of Personal Property:
Stock in Trade ___________________$ 2,554,326
Goods on Consignment __ 44,995
Furniture, etc. ____________________ 1,047,920
Jewelry, Silver, etc. ______________ 111,615
Musical Instruments __ 61,187
Libraries, Paintings, etc. ____ 51,938
Horses, Mules, Live Stock ____________ 114,882
Vehicles, Automobiles, Motorcycles _t 311,512
Money and Solvent Accounts __ 1,829,567
Stocks and Bonds ___________ 475,391
Promissory Notes __________ 93,740
Mortgages on Real Estate _____ 209,700
Mortgages on Notes 41,100
Bonds for Titles ___________________ 2,080
Shipping ________ 65,800
Machinery and Fixtures ______ 238,932
Banks _____________________ 5,037,791
Other Personal Property _ 28,430
Corporations 2,053,142
Total _______________________$14,374,048
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During the year there were 452 building permits
issued, the improvements amounting to __$ 1,330,246
The books containing the new improvements and assessments, are now open in our office for inspection.
The taxable property of the City of Savannah is as
follows:
Real Estate ______________________$37,067,330
Personal Property __________________ 14,374,048
Total _______________________$51,441,378
1911 1912
Real Estate _____________$36,742,172 $37,067,330
Personal Property _________ 14,433,519 14,374,048
Total ______________$51,175,691 $51,441,378
Total for 1911$51,175,691 at $1.39________$711,342 10
Total for 1912 51,441,348 at 1.39________ 715,035 14
Respectfully submitted,
HARRY S. DREESE, Chairman
A. B. PALMER
C. H. KOXEMANN
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BUILDING INSPECTOR'S REPORT
Savannah, Ga., January 16, 1913
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor,
City.
Dear Sir:
I beg to hand you the report of this Office for year
1912:
Number Permits issued in 1912___'._______519
Number Permits completed _________-452
Carried over to 1913___________________ 67
Buildings for which permits were issued:
10 Story Brick Hotel _____________________ 1
4 Story Brick and Concrete Hotel _ 1
3 Story Brick and Concrete Buildings_______ 10
4 Story Brick and Concrete Building________ 1
2 Story Brick School House ________________ 1
2 Story Brick Buildings ________'. _________ 18
2 Story Cement and Stucco _____ 9
Marble Bank Buildings ___________- 2
Brick and Cement Theatres _-___-____ 3
Brick and Wood Churches ___________ 7
Brick and Iron Covered Warehouses_ 5
Brick and Cold Storage Plant_________ 1
Steel and Cement Shops and Foundries__ 3
2 Story Frame Houses _______-___297
1 Story Frame Houses 233
1 Story Brick Houses ____________________ 26
Repairs, etc. ____________________180
Automobile Garages _________ 23
Stables _____________________ 13
Sheds, etc. ___-________________ 12
Cost of new buildings completed ________$1,995,368 00
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN F. GLATIGNY,
Building Inspector.
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REPORT OF CITY ATTORNEY
Savannah, Ga., January 24, 1913
To the Honorable George W. Tiedeman,
Mayor.
Dear Sir:
I beg to submit you herewith my report as City Attorney for the year 1912.
As to cases on hand at the date of my last report I beg
to report upon each as follows:
1. The case of J. V. Daden pending in the City Court
is still undisposed of. The probabilities are that this case
will be dismissed.
2. The suit of J. F, Rawls against the City in the City
Court is still pending. The plaintiff died during the year
and no administration has yet been had upon his estate.
3. The suits of Mrs. Agnes Shivers and her husband
are still pending as at the date of my last report.
4. The case of Mrs. J. H. Barrett, Jr., was tried and a
verdict was rendered in favor of the City. A new trial was
filed by the plaintiff and after being refused by the presiding
Judge the case was appealed to the higher court where it has
been argued but a decision has not yet been handed down.
5. The attachment case of the City against Barnum &
Bailey's Show Company was settled by the defendant paying the costs of court.
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6. The case of Abram Hazzard, appeal pending in the
Justice's Court, has not yet been tried.
7. The condemnation proceedings with the Wage
Earners Loan & Investment Company have not yet been
disposed of, this suit being prosecuted by the attorneys of
the Chatham Land & Hotel Company. I understand that
there has been an agreement reached which will bring about
an amicable settlement and adjustment of all differences.
8. The suit of Mrs. Fannie Ferrazzi against the City
and the Savannah Electric Company was settled by the payment of $100.00 by each of the defendants.
9. The suit of the Standard Fuel & Supply Company
for injunction involving the right of the City to certain portions of River Street is still pending in the Supreme Court.
The case has been heard but the Court has not yet rendered
a judgment.
10. The case of Kehoe Iron Works against the City for
damages to real estate growing out of the change of grade
on Broughton Street was heard and determined at the present term of ithe City Court and a verdict and judgment rendered in favor of the City. A motion for a new trial was
filed by the plaintiff and pending hearing of said motion an
agreement was entered into whereby the City is to pay the
plaintiff in said cause and Mr. William Kehoe the sum of
$750.00 in full settlement of the suits of the Kehoe Iron
Works and William Kehoe against the City, and in addition
thereto give an additional entrance from Broughton Street
to the foundry of the Kehoe Iron Works. This improvement will only involve a small expenditure.
11. The case of Anthony Peterson against the City
where a judgment was obtained for $400.00 was settled
pending the hearing of the motion for a new trial for $300.00.
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12. The cases of Annie Nutall, et al, and Annie Nutall
for damages to property by the change of grade in Thirtyseventh Street was tried and resulted in a judgment in favor
of the plaintiffs for $200.00 and $50.00 respectively. The
judgments have been paid.
13. The suit of Mrs. Edwin S. DuFour was tried at
the May term of the City Court and after introducing most
of the evidence the plaintiff dismissed her case.
14. The case of Mrs. Ida Ferris was tried at the present
term of the City Court and resulted in a verdict in her favor
for $150.00. The plaintiff has filed a motion for a new trial
which is now pending.
15. The case of Morris Schur, filed in the Justice's
Court, has never been called for a trial and doubtless may be
considered as terminated.
16. The judgment in the suit of E- W. Bell and Eldred
Simkins, known as the garbage dump case, which was dismissed on demurrer and appealed to the Supreme Court, has
been reversed and the case will be heard upon its merits.
The Citv has a strong case and should prevail in the final
trial.
17. The suit for injunction filed by the Chatham Land
& Hotel Company involving assessments in the Granger
Tract was amicably settled 'by an agreement reached with
said Company by the Committee of Council on Assessments,
and this agreement has been carried out.
During the year the following new cases have been
filed:
1. The suit of Dr. B. S. Purse asked for an injunction
against the City relaying the sidewalk on Liberty Street in
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front of his property at the southwest corner of Liberty and
Whitaker Streets. It had not been the intention of any one
connected with the City government to relay this sidewalk,
the only notice given to Dr. Purse being a notice to repair
the said sidewalk. After a hearing on the rule to show
cause, in which ithe position of the City was fully stated and
established by affidavit and documentary evidence, Judge
Charlton granted a temporary injunction, since which the
case has been dismissed by the plaintiff.
2. Mrs. Edwin S. DuFour, who dismissed her case for
personal injuries at the May term of the City Court, renewed the suit to the July term of this Court. This case
was heard at the present term of the Court and a verdict
rendered in favor of the plaintiff for $1,150. A motion for
a new trial has been filed and the same is now pending.
3. A suit was filed by T. B. Gracen and George H.
Richter asking that the City be enjoined from paying the
notes for $65,000.00 given for the motor fire apparatus. The
City could not in good faith refuse to pay these notes and
retain the apparatus, which was necessary to protect the
property of its citizens, therefore the Mayor arranged to
pay the notes, which was done. General and special demurrers, and pleas in abatement and bar were filed to the
petition. The rule to show cause came on to be heard on
October 26, 1912, and the answer to the rule showing that
the notes had 'been paid, the injunction was refused for the
reason that there was nothing to enjoin. Since the above
hearing the case has been dismissed by the plaintiffs.
4. On September 19, 1912, a suit was filed by F. C.
Wallis, et al, asking that the City be enjoined from the laying of certain cement floors and walks upon the property
situated on the south side of Liberty Street between Abercorn and Lincoln, known as the Convent property. A restraining order and rule to show cause were granted by
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Judge B. F. Walker of the Toombs circuit. Answering the
rule the defendants showed, that in doing the work complained of, it was following a long established policy of
dealing generously with such institutions, that the restraining order which was issued had already had the effect of a
permanent injunction, and that it made no objection to the
granting of an injunction. A temporary injunction was
granted, and since then the case had been dismissed by the
plaintiffs.
This report shows a very great falling off in the number
of suits filed against the City for personal injuries growing
out of alleged defective sidewalks. The extensive improvements which were made during the year 1911 and the first
part of the year 1912 to the sidewalks of the City have therefore already borne fruit in the decreased number of suits as
well as in the number of claims which have been filed before
Council.
I have examined many titles and prepared the deeds to
property bought for the purposes of opening streets. I
have also drawn all the contracts which have been referred
to me, have given opinions and advice when requested by
you or any alderman or the heads of the several departments, and I have attended every meeting of Council held
during the year.
I wish to express to you my thanks for your uniform
courtesy and consideration, and to the Assistant City Attorney, David C. Barrow, Esq., for the able manner in which
he has discharged the duties of his office.
Respectfully yours,
H. E. WILSON,
City Attorney.
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REPORT OF THE RECORDER
To the Honorable, The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah.
Gentlemen:
In making this, my sixth annual report, I do so with a
feeling of regret that it will be my last to you in your
official capacities. My regret is occasioned because of the
severance of ties that have always been pleasant. At no
time has there been between your honorable body and myself anything but the most cordial feeling, save in one instance, where actuated by a 'belief that the office of Recorder
should be elected by popular vote, it became necessary for
me to act without your support and encouragement, which
I had theretofore received. That your body acted from a
sense of What you considered the best interest of the City,
I do not doubt. That I was right in my attitude I still
maintain. One or the other of us must be right and time
alone will reveal who erred.
I thank every man composing your board for his support of my administration of the affairs of my office and
especially do I thank Alderman Wilkinson for his great
kindness in serving in my stead when necessity occasioned
my absence.
I make public acknowledgment of my appreciation of
the uniform courtesy, kindness, and support received at the
hands of Honorable George W. Tiedeman. Ait no time has
there ever been a discordant note to jar our relationship. He
has never by deed or word questioned the integrity of my
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decisions although in his power as Mayor so to do, and in
this I take pardonable pride.
At the hands of the police I have received that respect
that my office demands and have always endeavored to cooperate with them for the betterment of conditions. The
Chief of Police and myself have always acted in concert,
save in one instance when each of us thought he was within his legal rights. However that difference has been adjusted and while it occasioned temporary unpleasantness, it
has at least served to settle definitely a point which prior
thereto had never been decided.
I attach hereto an itemized statement of the material
things connected with my office.
Total Number of Arrests During 1912
White women ________________________ 223
White men _____________________'. ______ 3,037
Negro women __________________ 1,500
Negro men ________ 5,159
Minors _____________________________ 431
Total ________________________10,350
Disposition of Above Cases
Sentenced in Recorder's Court _____________ 4,683
Dismissed in Recorder's Court ______________ 3,146
Sentenced and sentence suspended by Recorder__ 162
Turned over to Superior Court ___-_________ 211
Turned over to City Court _________________ 766
Turned over to Ordinary's Court ____ 36
Turned over to various County Sheriffs ________ 87
Turned over to foreign vessels ______________ 50
Turned over to Army and Navy _____________ 37
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Turned over to Juvenile Court _____________ 70
Suspicious characters __________ 725
Lodgers __________- 377
Total __________________________10,350
Fines Collected in Police Court During the Year 1912
January _____________$ 1,768 15
February ________________________ 2,376 85
March ________________________ 1,913 90
April ______________-________ 2,524 75
May ______-____________________ 1,771 40
June ____________ 2,1% 55
July ___________________________ 2,119 20
August ________________________ 1,865 05
September _______________________ 1,934 75
October _________________________ 2,951 25
November ______________-_______ 2,649 90
December ________________________ 1,519 10
Total ______________________$25,590 85
Statement of Fines Collected in Police Court for Each Year
from 1902 to 1912, Inclusive:
1902 ___________________-____$ 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
1909 ___________________________ 19,332 01
1910 ____________________-__ 23,562 20
1911 ________________ 25,200 35
1912 __________-_-- 25,590 85
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Causes of Arrest
Abandonment of wife and children ____ 1
Adultery and Fornication _____________ 6
Aiding a convict to escape _-__.- 2
Arson -______-________________ 2
Assault and Battery ___________________ 76
Assault with intent to murder ______ 66
Assault with intent to rape ________- 2
Assaulting and Stabbing __ %
Attempting to wreck a railroad train 1
Attempted Burglary ___ 9
Allowing vicious dogs to run at large ___ 3
Breaking and entering a railroad car _________ 7
Burglary _________ 90
Carrying concealed weapons ________________ 76
Carrying a pistol without a license __________ 10
Cheating and swindling _________________ 62
Contempt of Court ___________________ 44
Cruelty to animals _,________ 30
Cruelty to Children ____________________ 5
Cow stealing ________________________ 5
Deserters from Army and Navy _____________ 37
Deserters from Foreign Vessels ____________ 50
Disorderly conduct ________________ 3,0%
Drunk and Disorderly ___________________ 1,785
Escaped Convicts :_ 37
Entering a house with intent to steal __________ 1
Fast and Reckless Driving ________________ 3
Forgery _______________ 10
Fugitives from justice ____________________ 87
Gambling __________________________ 295
Horse stealing _________ 5
Involuntary manslaughter ______________ 10
Impersonating an officer __________________ 1
Infanticide _-________________________ 1
Keeping a disorderly house ________________ 7
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Causes of ArrestsContinued
Keeping a lewd house ___________________ 3
Keeping and maintaining a gambling house 6
Keeping a gambling device for hazarding of money_ 11
Larceny after trust _____________________ 58
Larceny from the house __________________ 130
Larceny from the person _________________ 28
Larceny over the value of Fifty Dollars ______ 13
Larceny, simple ____________________ 551
Loitering on the streets ______________ 325
Licentiousness ________________________ 1
Lodgers over night _____________________ 377
Lunacy __________________________ 36
Malicious mischief ______________________ 6
Murder ___________________________ 17
Mayhem _________________________ 1
Public Indecency ___________________'_ 2
Pointing a pistol not in own defense __________ 37
Rape _____________________________ 6
Receiving goods under false pretense _____ 3
Refusing to assist ah officer _______________ 1
Receiving stolen goods __________________ 4
Robbery by force _____________________ 45
Shooting at another not in own defense _______ 3
Shooting on public highway ________________ 4
Stealing a ride on a railroad train ____________ 27
Seduction _______________________ 1
Sodomy ____________________ 4
Suspicious characters __________________ 725
Vagrancy ________________________ 17
Violating City Ordinance ________________ 918
Violating Traffic Ordinance _______ 759
Violating Prohibition Law ________________ 40
Violating State Drug Law _______________ 3
Violating State Game Law ________________ 5
Violating State Health Law ____1__________ 10
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Violating State Board-Bill Law _____________ 27
Violating State LawSelling liquors to minors__ 1
Violating State Automobile Law ____________ 2
Violating State LawCarrying a deadly weapon in
Court Room ______________________ 1
Violating Automobile Ordinance _*___________ 3
Violating Garbage Ordinance ______________ 1
Wife Beating ________________________ 8
Obtaining money under false pretenses ________ 1
Attempting to pick a pocket ______________ 1
Total Arrests _____________________10,350
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN E. SCHWARZ,
Recorder.
.ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
WORKS
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH,;GA.
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 1912
ABE S. GUCKENHEIMER
DIRECTOR
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Director of Public Works
ABE S. GUCKEXHEIMER
Chief Clerk to Director of Public Works
J. I. MORRISSEY
Clerks to Director of Public Works
W. G. GEFFKEX
J. R. HAYM
J. J. STAFFORD
Superintendent Scavenger Department
THOS. COOLEY
Superintendent Construction of Streets and Lanes
J. L. LACY
Superintendent Maintenance of Streets and Lanes
F. M. CORNWELL
Foreman City Lots
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
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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR
Savannah, Ga., December 31, 1912
Hon. George W. Tiedeman,
Mayor,
Savannah, Ga.
Sir: .
I have the honor to submit herewith the annual report
of the Department of Public Works for the year 1912.
Condition of City's Paved Streets
Generally speaking the paved streets of the city are in
excellent condition. The sheet asphalt streets, which were
resurfaced about five years ago, have stood the traffic well
and there is no apparent deterioration from general use.
Cuts in these asphalt streets for service connections are
made from time to time but with the municipal asphalt
plant these have been promptly repaired. It has been my
aim to restrict such cuts as were transverse to the traffic
of the street, and I have consistently refused to permit cuts
in sheet asphalt streets parallel with the traffic.
During the year it was apparent that the condition of
Drayton Street from Broughton Street to Bay Street (which
was one section of the sheet asphalt streets that was not
resurfaced five years ago) had worn out. The work of resurfacing this was begun and has been about half completed.
This was done with our municipal plant. There were several
new conduits for the electric and telephone companies that
were permitted to go down prior to the resurfacing of this
section.
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The condition of Habersham Street between Oglethorpe
Avenue and Liberty Street, which had been paved with
vitrified brick, was extremely bad and arrangements were
entered into with the Savannah Electric Company whereby
they were to replace their old rails and ties with new ones
and the street was to be repaved from curb to curb at their
expense, excepting as to the renewal of any unsuitable material, which part was done at the city's expense. The condition of this street is now practically as good as new.
Congress Street Lane between Drayton and Bull Streets
was similarly repaved during the year at th expense of the
Savannah Electric Company and the Savannah Hotel Company for whose use and benefit the lane had been torn up,
and a similar condition applied on Bay Street between
Drayton and Whitaker Streets, and on Whitaker Street
from Bay Street to Broughton Street Lane, which work was
done for the Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation at
their expense.
The paving forces are at present time engaged in overhauling the vitrified brick paving on West Broad Street between Gwinnett and Liberty Streets. This street .has been
in bad condition for sometime, due to the extremely heavy
traffic over it.
The more recently laid pavements of the city, 5. e., asphalt block pavements are in excellent shape and this material is standing up well under some of the severest traffic.
The bond of the Hastings Pavement Company covering
work done on the following streets, viz.: Gaston Street, from
Price to Jefferson; Bull Street, from Park Avenue to Estill
Avenue; Park Avenue, from Bull to Drayton; Barnard
Street, from Broughton to State; McDonough Street, from
Drayton to Bull, and from Bull to Whitaker, expired on
November 26, 1912. Prior to this time this Department had
the streets inspected and filed its claim through the Chair-
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man of the Streets and Lanes Committee of Council, Hon.
J. F. Sullivan, with the Hastings Pavement Company and
the American Surety Company, with whom they were bonded, for 10,608 blocks damaged. There has been more or
less correspondence with the company relative to this claim.
They recently offered to furnish the city in full settlement
5,000 blocks. This was declined as the city is entitled to the
full amount claimed and the bonding company is liable for
it. I respectfully suggest that my successor in office take
this matter up in the unfinished state in which it now
stands.
During the year St. Julian Street Extended was paved
with pyrites and the portion of Louisville Road from Ogeechee Canal bridge to the Central of Georgia trestle across
said road and also Perry Street between Abercorn and Drayton Streets were paved with the same article.
The proposed use of this material was severely condemned by a number of citizens. The presumed dangers of
its use were scathingly pointed out in the public prints. I
am gratified to state that my judgment in the use of this
material has been thoroughly vindicated, and to my personal
knowledge to the satisfaction of many of those who were
most vehement in their denunciation of its use. It is my
firm belief that this material for the purpose to which it
has been put is far better than either gravel or shell and
does not make the roads slushy in wet weather, as in the
case of gravel and shell roads. The discontinuance of its
use has not been due to the result of these criticisms but to
the inability of the Department to procure the material on
satisfactory terms. Prior to this agitation we were given all
the material we desired simply for the hauling of it. It is
impossible to obtain it on these terms any longer and it cannot be bought for less than $1.00 per ton (a prohibitive price
as far as its use for a paving material is concerned).
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Bull Street from Estill Avenue to city limits and from
the city limits to what would be 54th Street (that portion
of the White Bluff Road having been ceded by the County
to the City) was widened to 75 feet, and the roadway paved
to the width of 45 feet with gravel. The appearance of this
section is considerably better since this improvement was
completed.
During the year the following streets have been paved:
With Asphalt Block
Abercorn Street south of Est'll Avenue.
Abercorn Street from Bay to Gaston.
Bay Street Extended from Randolph to Commerce.
Barnard Street from Jones to Gaston.
Congress Street from Dray ton to Abercorn.
Charlton Street from Drayton to Abercorn.
Perry Street from West Broad to ElKert Square.
With Vitrified BrickLiberty Street Lane from Bull to Whitaker.
With Granite BlockBay Street Lane from Jefferson to Montgomery.
The paving of Barnard Street from Jones to State should
be completed at the earliest date possible. Considerable
work in this direction has already been done in the way of
laying curb, putting in new catch basins, widening the
squares, etc. The street railway company has graded its
tracks to the new grade and removed them to the middle of
the street.
An unsatisfactory condition and one of serious congestion prevailed at the corner of Whitaker and Broughton
Streets. This has been considerably improved by the change
in grade at that point. The plan adopted beingpaving the
intersection practically level and draining the water into
the caitch basins from a point even with the intersection of
the property line and the curb line instead of at the intersection of the curb lines. The sudden and sharp declevity
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of the grade at the corners is thus done away with and for
the purpose of traffic the street has been widened to the
equivalent of 33 1/3 per cent. This plan could be followed
to marked advantage at other congested crossings in the
city, and I respectfully suggest to my successor in office that
he give this matter serious consideration.
The condition of River Street is one that requires serious attention of Council. The old cobble stone paving and
wooden plank paving of the railroad company are both in
bad condition. The Central of Georgia Railway is perfectly willing and in fact is anxious to have the conditions
remedied. They now contemplate relaying entirely their
rail on this street. lit will be necessary in doing this to use
7-inch girder rail, so as to take care of the paving.
River Street ought to be repaved with Belgium Block.
The matter was taken up with the Central of Georgia Railway and they have agreed to stand their pro rata cost of the
paVing regardless of any city or property rights in this
street, which question is now pending in the courts, as to
certain parts of the street. This litigation should be terminated in some way and one of the urgent needs of the city
at present is putting River Street in better condition on account of its heavy traffic use and bad condition.
Paving Streets Department
There were 720 square yards of vitrified brick, 52,830.65
square yards of. asphalt block and 596.62 square yards of
Granite Block pavements laid during the past year. The
total amount expended was $78,004.55.
On the following page you will find full information
regarding the streets paved, together with amounts charged
against the city, property owners, and railroads. '
Streets Paved, 1912
STREETS
Abercorn _______
Abercorn __ _____
Abercorn _______
Bay (Extended).
Barnard
Congress _______
Charlton _______
Perry __ ___ __
Liberty Lane
Material
Asphalt Block.
Vitrified BrickGranite _______
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to !x
8,048.39
9,440.82
22,607.66
3,654.65
6,466.34
440.52
654.21
518.06
720.00
596.62
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$14,516 02
17,147 99
43,374 15
8,922 91
12,621 46
834 79
1,163 29
984 88
1,224 55
1,022 12
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$ 4,602 95
5,60992
12,113 51
2,115 71
3,483 79
278 26
387 76
328 29
408 18
340 71
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$ 9,205 91
11,219 85
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$ 707 16
318 22
7.M3 63
4,231 421 2!575 78
6,967 58
556 53
2,170 09
775 53
656 59
816 37
681 41
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1 81.635
1 91.856
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3 97.867
2 45.67
1 96.667
2 54.47
1 46.571
1 99.878
1 75.511
1 35.149
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1,410.
3,558.67
1,076.65
1,006.7
190.
194.
187.
302.
243.
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Cleanliness of City's Streets
One of the most important duties of the Department of
Public Works is the cleanliness of the city's streets. The
forces in charge of this particular work have performed excellent service during the past year and the general appearance of the streets has been the matter of favorable comment from many of our citizens and visitors to the city. As
stated in my last report, however, the citizens of Savannah
themselves can do more towards gaining perfection in clean
streets than is possible to obtain through all the efforts of
the Department of Public Works, and with the citizenry
aroused to that patriotic feel'ing of civic pride, that they
themselves will not litter the streets with paper and other
waste material and will not countenance it being done by
others, but when they see a violation about to be performed,
that if they will urge upon the individual the fact that he
should not do what he is about to do, then and until then
only can this perfection be obtained.
In my last annual report I dwelt upon the fact that by
the adoption of a separate service for the removal of ashes
from the premises of citizens that the abuse of throwing
these ashes in lanes had been lessened. I am pleased to
advise that the system now in vogue is meeting with general
approbation. The danger of incipient blazes in wagons
and in the transfer cars at the City Lots has been entirely
obliterated during the past year. We have had no such
occurrence, whereas, during the previous year they were
numerous.
The public is thus officially notified that ashes accumulated in yards will be promptly removed upon receipt of request by telephone (or otherwise) either at the office of
Director of Public Works (phone No. 4548) or at the City
Lots (phone No. 68).
Ashes obtained in this way are used to harden such
streets and lanes as may most require it.
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Telephone and Telegraph Poles
The various companies using the streets of the city for
poles have co-operated with this Department during the
past year, and the result is that there is an improved condition, the number of poles having been reduced wherever
possible and a very large number of new poles having replaced others that were old and probably dangerous.
I earnestly urge that the underground section of the
city be extended. As I remarked in my last annual report,
there has been nothing done in this direction since the
underground section was first established in 1895.
Street Signs and House Numbers
I respectfully refer to the detailed report given in my
last annual report. The census therein referred to has been
completed and it shows that the whole system of street
signs would have to be discarded for the reason that there
are not sufficient signs left to be of any service whatsoever.
In the installation of a new system I would recommend that
neat four-way street sign be placed on every street intersection of -the city on small iron poles at the rate of two
signs to each intersection; one on the north-west corner and
the other on the south-east corner. There are many materials that can be well utilized but whatever is done, more
substantial material or one of better quality than what was
last used certainly should be employed.
In the system of numbers many of the numbers are in
good condition but there are considerable sections that are
without numbers at all. However, all of this was fully
covered in the last report. All I can do at this time is to
urge upon the incoming Council to make some appropriation
for the undertaking of this work, which I consider one of
the most needed improvements of the City of Savannah.
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Catch Basins
In the matter of catch basins, this Department has
inaugurated in a number of instances during the past year
a system, which in the opinion of your Director and the City
Engineer is a material improvement over the system formerly in vogue. It is that of placing the catch basin directly
over the sewer and conveying the water from the four corners of the street intersection into the catch basin by means
of smaller inlets commonly called "monkey" catch basins.
The saving in expense as compared with the construction of
four separate catch basins is considerable, the service rendered is equally as good, the cleaning of the catch basins
is 75 per cent, less than otherwise and in addition to that
each catch basin acts as a manhole for the sewer. I understand from conversation with the Chief Engineer of the
new drainage system that he has practically adopted the
same plan for the new work to be undertaken.
At the close of the year there were 1,423 catch basins
in the city, this being a net increase of forty. The expenditures for cleaning same and thirteen fountains during the
year amounted to $
In all 20,645 catch basins were cleansed, an average of
1,720 times monthly. The twelve fountains were cleansed
470 times during the year. You will note that we have one
fountain less than during the year previous.
Sidewalks
The work of laying new sidewalks to replace some of
the old ones was stopped because of an injunction taken out
by Dr. B. S. Purse on April 9, 1912. This injunction has
since been dismissed.
Whilst considerable work has been done in certain
streets of the city during the year and a better condition of
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sidewalks has resulted, there remains a large amount of
work to be done in order to get the sidewalks in proper condition. The energies of this Department should be devoted
towards the consummation of this work.
I should direct special attention to the urgent need of
some determined action in regard to sidewalks in many
sections of the city lying east of -East Broad Street and
west of West Broad Street. Particularly in the older sections of the city.
There were 2,784 sidewalk repairs made during the year,
including crossings and portions of paved streets, at a cost
of 512,054.81.
The total expenditures for sidewalks during the year
were $24,227.00.
Street Crossings
Sixteen new street crossings were constructed in the
course of the year, using therefor 24,000 vitrified brick and
cobble stone for centers. The cost of such work was
$490.40.
Storm Sewers
Storm sewers, generally, have well stood the heavy
strains to which they have been put during the past year,
due to excessive rains. The only real serious break in the
storm sewers was in what is known as the new East Broad
Street sewer. This sewer was constructed about six years
ago on East Broad Street from Broughton Street to the
river.
At the point of outlet at the river this sewer showed evidences of sinking and the joints coming apart and breaking. In addition to this condition there has always been
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 87
more or less complaint from the wharf owners in the immediate vicinity that the emptying of this sewer in the manner it has been emptying, caused shoaling in the river at
that point, especially close to the wharves. Therefore in
repairing the broken part of the sewer this trouble was
remedied. The manner adopted being the building of solid
reinforced concrete basin at the terminus of the sewer and
having this basin so trapped that sand would be held in the
bottom of it instead of being forced into the river. This
basin is provided with manhole covers to be cleaned the
same as an ordinary cesspool. In finishing up this basin
the north side of it was used as a concrete wall for the eastern
half of the public dock at East Broad Street and the top
surface was finished with cement walk, and the wall, making
an attractive and useful wharf.
It might not be amiss for the city to extend this concrete wall, so as to take in all of the East Broad Street dock.
The building of the wharf in the present instance was merely incidental to die work that had to be done on the storm
sewer.
In the dock work that was done in connection with the
new power house of the Savannah Electric Company, a bad
condition in the West Broad Street storm sewer at the intersection of West Broad and Williamson Streets became
apparent. The sewer makes a sharp right angle turn at this
point carrying the main line of the sewer from the eastern
side of the street as exists south of that point, to the western
side of the street, from which point it goes into the river.
There were two large square cisterns covered (concealed
beneath the pavement), which had proven to be a place
where decomposing matter would rest, form obnoxious
gases, which found their way back into the street through
some of the cesspools. This was remedied at considerable
expense by doing away with these cisterns and so constructing the sewer that it carried with it a continuous flow on
an easy grade.
88 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
The total amount expended on storm sewers during
the year was $6,512.29.
There are now in the city 28.586 miles of storm sewers.
The new additions to storm sewers for the year were as follows :
New Storm Sewers, 1912
LOCATION'
VValdburg Street,East of East Broad StreetBull Street Extension, Fiftieth to Fiftysecond Street
Bull Street Extension, Forty-eighth to
Fiftieth Street ________________
Bull Street Extension, Forty-seventh to
Florence Street, Forty-second to Fortythird Street ______________ - -
Intersection of President and HabershamT
to Southwest corner of York and Hah- ^
ersham _ J
Southeast corner Barnard and Gordon Lane_
M. H. Taylor and east side of Barnard 1
to Southeast corner Barnard and ^
Wavne - ___________________ )
Bay and Randolph ______ _____ __________
River Street, west of C. R. R. bridere ____
Congress Lane, between Bull and Drayton __
Total _________ __-_ _____ -
Size of
Sewer
8 inch
18 inch
IS inch
12 inch
8 inch
10 inch
8 inch
10 inch
10 inch
( 8 inch
} 10 inch
8 inch
10 inch
8 inch
Length of
Sewer
84.5 feet
560 feet
487.5 feet
450.5 feet
360 feet
10 feet
146 feet
10 feet
21.25 feet
70 feet
5 feet
125 feet
165 feet
112.5 feet
25 feet
2,632.25 feet
House Drainage
There has been practically no new work done in this
Department during the past year, for the reason mentioned
in the next heading.
There have been some serious, dangerous, and annoying breaks in various lines of the House Drainage during the
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past year. The most vexatious one was on Fahm Street,
which first became apparent between Pine and Bryan
Streets. It seems that in this section of the city there is
quite a quick-sand strata. The sewer is laid about 10 feet
deep in a quick-sand bed. The method employed by the
constructors at the time of laying the original sewer was to
saddle pile and rest the sewer pipe on these saddles. Either
through settlement or settlement and continued heavy traffic through the street, it became crushed. The pipe was
broken on the top, at the bottom, and on the sides. This
line of sewer is one of the most important drainage outlets,
taking care as it does of all the house drainage west of Bull
Street and north of Oglethorpe Avenue. This break was repaired by laying of the new pipe in a solid concrete bed and
I feel satisfied that there will be no further trouble in this
direction, because of the methods employed by this Department in doing this work. The length of this break was
175 feet.
Further tests were made at various points further south
which developed the fact that the sewer at this point was
practically in good condition. However, it was but a few
weeks after the completion of the first work that another
break became apparent, on the same street just north of
Bryan Street. This showed itself by the caving in of a
heavily loaded hardware truck while driving over the street.
That the driver and horses should have escaped injury was
nearly miraculous. The work of repairing this line was continued and as it now stands at the present time is still in the
course of construction. The work has been completed to
Mills Street, a distance of about 435 feet, and is now being
continued to Indian Street. It may be necessary to carry
it to the river. This can only be proven by examination of
the line beyond the present point of opening.
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Drainage in General
It has been hoped that the drainage work voted by citizens at the election held on December 6, 1911, would have
been started during the past year, but the commission handling this matter, as I am informed, have given large study
and deep investigation to the matter with the result that they
have now advertised for bids and the people are assured that
the work will soon be begun. There are many places where
new lines are absolutely necessary, of which the commission
is thoroughly advised.
Scavenger Department
The tabulated statement, which follows shows the work
accomplished during the past year by this Department.
Platform for Loading Garbage at City Lots
The conditions surrounding .the unloading of city garbage from the scavenger wagons to the cars in which this
refuse material is transferred to the County Farm, are in
first class shape, the flooring having been completely renewed during the past year. A liberal quantity of disinfectant is used continuously and all the woodwork is whitewashed from time to time. The cars are covered and every
energy is exerted towards keeping this branch of the city's
work in the highest sanitary condition.
Fire plugs have been installed at two different points at
the City Lots within the year. One of these is at the entrance of the loading platform where a space has "been
covered with cement walk, so as to allow the washing off
of the scavenger wagons after they have finished their day's
work.
Contract for Removal of Garbage
I desire to take this opportunity of directing the attention of the incoming Council to the fact that the present
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 91
contract with the Savannah Electric Company for the hauling of garbage to the County Farm will expire on April 1,
1913.
The statement referred to above follows:
Scavenger Department
MONTHS
May _ _____
July ._..__
Ahigust _ _______
October ________
Totals ______
Loads Hauledby Scavenger Wagons
City Dump to
2,716
2,667
2,819
2,743
3,059
2,897
3,138
3,132
2,779
3,212
2,936
2,844
34,942
Hauled Loadsby Street andLane Carte Oly Dump to
2,045
2,239
2,562
1,839
2,177
2,061
2,043
2,053
1,562
1,948
1,656
1,249
23,424
Loads Hauledby
Paper WagonsDump City to
148
146
156
152
162
146
160
162
147
164
154
144
1,841
Number Cars
Hauled by Garbage County Farm By. to
166
.158
176
177
194
195
210
204
188
203
178
170
2,219
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10
13
7
17
16
10
14
20
15
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Dry Culture Department
A detailed report of the work accomplished in this Department is given below.
The expenditures for keeping ditches clean and clear of
weeds, etc., as well as cost of labor and material for repairing
wooden bridges were $7,790.26.
92 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
Dry Culture
MONTHS
March _ _______
June - ______________
July _....___
August __ _
October _____ _____
December _ ____ _____
Totals _.______
Number Feet
Ditches Cleaned
112,864
92,876
120,200
87,716
121,870
45.763
98,665
74,366
79,100
84,444
100,447
110,755
1,129,066
Feet Number
Canals Cleaned
10,572
24642
27^122
16,841
30,487
53,562
21 100 "
14,255
31,726 2C.4M
32,487
22,566
311,006
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1 ?AA
1,266
1,000
1,460
900
1,000
1,300
1,100
4,822
500
720
17,312
Number Days
Worked
351
320
346
319
347
339
147
325
342
327
350
330
4,043
Sink Department O. E. M.
The expenses attached *o this department were
$5,063.37, of which amount $3,044.85 was paid to the contractor for cleaning vaults, etc. The details of the work
done in this department during the year appear in the tabulated form hereto attached
Sink Department, O. E. M., 1912
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1911
December ________
1912
January _ _ __ _
March . _____ __
April ___ __
May ________
June _____________
July _____
August _ __
September ________
October __________
November ___ ._
Totals ____ __
Privy Number Cleaned Vaults
24
38
63
85
53
43
54
60
53
48
38
45
604
Amount
$8640
136 80
22680
30600
190 80
1S480
194 90
216 00
190 80
1-7280
136 80
16200
$2,174 40
Surface Number
Cleaned Vaults
14
51
1C
36
17
13
10
12
8
17
213
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3
$ 31 50
114 75
56 25
22 50
81 00
38 25
29 25
22 50
27 00
18 00
3825
$479 25
Barrels Number
|.Cleaned
45
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Amount
,
$22 50
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$25 00 17
Amount
$ 5 60
5 60
5 60
61 60
11 20
5 60
$95 20
Dry Wells Number
|Cleaned
'
3
1
1
1
1
11
1
jAmount
$ 5 00
7 50
2 00
2 50
2 50
5 00
$27 00
Tubs Number
Cleaned
2
2
$1 00
$1 00
Surface NumberCleaned Drawers
Amount
15
31
19
29
12
37
31
18
23
237
$ 15 00
31 00
19 00
29 00
12 00
37 00
31 00
18 00
22 00
23 00
$237 00
Number Privy IFilled Vaults
1
2
3
Amount
$2 00
4 00
$6 00
1
$ 168 00
288 15
302 05
364 10
291 30
295 65
236 85
272 00
246 40
199 80
180 30
200 25
$3,044 85
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Harbor and Wharves
During the year the slips owned by the city were
thoroughly over-hauled and are now in good condition. The
expenditures in this department, which has a fixed charge
of $1,500.00, were $2,255.29; the appropriation was $2,500.00.
City Lighting
At the end of the year 1912, there were 158 arc lights
(old style), 557 magnetite lights, for 60 candle power lamps
and two 100 Watt lamps in operation.
The balance of the magnetite lights are being installed
now, so that there will be none of the old style lights left
in operation after the early part of January.
Streets and Lanes, Gravel, Etc.
The bulk of the expenditures in this department have
been for repairing existing roadways and the partial hardening of small stretches of streets.
The total expenditures in this department during the
year were $3,745.91.
Streets and Lanes Department
The addition to the paved streets of the city during the
year amounted to 9,341.221ineal feet or 1,769 miles; the city
now has 52.34 miles of paved streets. The increase in the
superficial area of such paved streets in 1912 was 53,147.27
square yards, making a total at present of 1.034,235.1 square
yards, divided as follows:
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Asphalt
Broughton _______________17,950
Bryan ____________________ 619
Bull ____________________32,831
Congress _________________ 5,539
Drayton __________________22,522
Harris ___________________ 1,675
Liberty __________________30,430
Oglethorpe Avenue __________25,933
President __________________ 780
St. Julian _________________ 1,088
York ___________________ 477 140,814
Vitrified Brick
Abercorn _ _______________39,640.7
Bay ____________________ 6,381.9
Rear of City Hall ____________ 227.7
Barnard __________________ 3,005
Congress Lane __________ 2,086
Cuyler __________________ 1,221.8
Gwinnett _________________31,695.4
Habersham ________________19,956.48
Park Avenue ______________14,208
President __________________ 3,%1
Wheaton _________________ 7,256
Ogeechee Road _____________11,026.87
Jefferson _________________17,228
Thirty-eighth ______________ 2,875
Thirty-sixth, West ___________ 9,100.1
Montgomery ________________ 405
Forty-second, West __________ 1,165.4
West Broad ________________43,120.9
Jones, West _________,______ 5,682
Berrien __________________ 2,351.1
Fortieth __________________ 6,573.53
Tattnall __________________ 1,231.6
Strand, East _______________ 3,399.47
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Stewart __________________ 4,663.9
Price ____________________16,858.2
Henry ___________________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
Wayne _______________ 595.7
Harmon __________________ 5,534
Gaston ________________ 1,550.5
Lincoln __________________ 689.6
Bay Lane, East of Lincoln ____ 122.26
Emmett Park _______________ 2,453.4
Strand ____________________ 7,612.13
Bay _____________________ 1,992.46
Bay ___.__________________ 3,139.46
West Broad ________________11,582
Liberty Lane _______________ 720 337,565.38
ChertLouisville Road _____________ 4,377
Bay Street Extension ____ 9,255
President __________________ 1,280. 14,912
CobbleBay ____________________20,528.18
Factors Walk __________.___ 8,800
Lanes ____________________11,786.1
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Pine _____________________ 1,800
New _______________*___17,214.9
Street Slip, North Bay ________ 8,772.3
Reynolds ____________ 4,200
Barnard ___-____________ 3,420
East Broad __________________ 6,428
West Broad _______________ 4,359.1
West Boundary at Dump ______ 1,244
Whitaker _________________ 6,724.3
Orange _______________ 660
Williams _________________ 4,500
Williamson ______________ 2,252
Zubly ___________________ 2,645
Margaret _________________ 7,000
Sycamore _________________ 711
West Boundary _________1___ 3,033 117,077.88
Granite Blocks
Bay ___.__-____________ 1,707
Barnard __________________ 1,049
Bryan ___________________ 6,991.31
Cohen ____._______________ 2,200.69
East Broad ________________ 9,190
Farm ___________________10,100.2
Jefferson _________________21,913
Indian __________ 7,572
Railroad __________________ 6,097
Wadley _________________ 4,309
Wheaton _________________ 5,000
West Boundary ____________ 152.71
Water _________________.__ 2,207
River ____________________ 4,618.1
New ____________________ 4,391.64
Coffee Alley _______________ 634.8
Bay Lane _________________ 596.62 88,823.07
MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
Shell
Bolton ___________________ 11,700
Barnard __________________ 6,500
Hall ___________________ _. 4,752.8
Henry __ _ ________________ 6,977.59 29,930.39
Gravel
Gwinnett __ ____________ 5,666
Bull __ .._ __________ 5,735.94
Harris ___________________ 1,937
St. Julian _- _____________ 5,244.9
Ogeechee Road __________ ___ 2,333.3 20,917.14
Asphalt Block
Gaston __________ 9,998.9
Bull _____________________ 25,175.4
York _. ____ . ____ _ 505.7
Abercorn __________________ 1,556.71
Barnard ~ ____________ 1,034.3
Park Avenue ___ ___ _ __ ____ 1,511
McDonough _______________ 2,194.91
Randolph _________________ 10,365.5
East Broad ______________ 9,371.86
Jones ___ _ _________ __ _ - 9,120.9
Macon ______________ ________ 1,213.35
Charlton _,. _ 1,211.13
Harris __..._.______.. - 602
Gordon __ 1,205.3
Perry _________ - ___ 587.9
Wayne _____________ ________ 657.2
President __________ 738.2
Broughton _______________ 2,589.3
Taylor _______________ - _ 1,209.8
Barnard _____ _ 31,292.41
Bull ____________________ 1,638.66
Estill Avenue ______________ 32,803.95
Fortieth _. _ ...._ _ _ ____ ______ 2,138.07
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Forty-first ________________ 1,051.95
Hall _____________________ 2,586.6
Hull _____________________ 544.72
Harmon _____________ 5,327.7
Montgomery _______________ 1,375.89
Paulsen __________________ 5,798.66
Unnamed Street _____________ 496.56
Waldburg _________________ 6,186.2
West Broad ________________13,773.3
Thirty-seventh ____'________-22,371.7
Thirty-seventh ______________ 7,957.27
Montgomery ______________ 1,129.1
Henry ___________________14,022.41
Abercorn _________________ 8,048.39
Abercorn __________________ 9,440.82
Abercorn _________________22,607.66
Bay (Extended) _____________ 3,654.65
Barnard __________________ 6,466.34
Congress __________________ 440.52
Charlton __________________ 654.21
Perry _____________________ 518.06284,195.24
Recapitulation
Sheet Asphalt ____________________ 140,814
Asphalt Block _____________________ 284,195.24
Vitrified Brick ____________________ 337,565.38
Chert _______________________ 14,912
Cobble _______________.________ 117,077.88
Granite Block _____________________ 88,823.07
Shell __________________________ 29,930.39
Gravel _________________________ 20,249.14
Total ______________________.1,034,235.10
100________MAYOR'S AXNUAL REPORT________
Cleaning Paved Streets
The cost of cleaning improved streets is as follows:
Asphalt __________________140,814
Cobble and Granite __________205,900.95
Shell, Gravel, and Chert _______ 66,092.53
Vitrified Brick _____________337.565.38
Asphalt Block _____________284,195.24$25,767.00
Repairs to Paved Streets
The cost of repairs to improved streets is as follows:
Asphalt __________________140,814
Cobble and Granite __________205,900.95
Shell, Gravel, and Chert _______ 66,092.53
Vitrified Brick _____________337,565.38
Asphalt Block _____________284,195.24$10,679.40
Henry Street Subway
The bulk of the work of constructing the Henry Street
Subway was done prior to my administration as Director of
Public Works. A complete settlement of accounts between
the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and the City has been delayed pending the settlement of several questions.
The amount of work done by the railroad company was
$34,168.72; the amount of work done by the city was
$31,082.98, making the total cost of the improvement
$65,251.70, which was to be divided equally between the
Atlantic Coast Line and the City of Savannah, making the
net cost of the improvement to the City, $32,625.85.
City Stables
On March 27, 1912, the City of Savannah purchased
from the Seaboard Air Line Railway two large lots lying
___________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________101
immediately north of the city stables, extending from Gvvinnett Street to Sycamore Street and from 'Cemetery Street to
Lot No. 69 Springfield Ward. The city has been using
these lots for storage and pasture purposes for a number of
years. The price paid to the Seaboard Air Line Railway
was $15,000.00. In August, 1912, the city sold to Mr. S.
Eichholz the section fronting on Gwinnett Street for
$10,000.00. The amount of property thus sold was approximately one-fifth of the entire purchase.
The necessity of new and modern stables has been
urged from time to time, and I earnestly recommend that
during the coming year this work be undertaken and proper
stabling facilities be furnished the department. During the
past year some improvement was made to the old stable
roof, which was damaged and worn out beyond repair, and
a new galvanized iron roof was put on.
Chimney Sweeping *
The amount expended in this "department for the past
year for sweeping chimneys totaled $326.00; the amount collected for such sweeping and credited to this account was
$317.00.
Grading New Streets
The new streets graded during the year by this department are as follows:
First Street north from Wheaton Street, 700 feet.
Second Street, north from Wheaton Street, 700 feet.
Thi'rd Street north from Wheaton Street, 700 feet.
Fourth Street north from Wheaton Street, 700 feet.
Fifth Street north from Wheaton Street, 700 feet.
Sixth Street north from Wheaton Street, 700 feet.
Lane, north of, and running parallel with Wheaton
Street and intersecting streets: First, etc., to Sixth.
102________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
The cost of grading new streets during the year amounted to $2,378.97.
There were quite a number of deaths among the foremen and employees in the department during the year.
In addition to these on July 26, 1912, Mr. P. J. Winters,
Superintendent of Construction of Streets and Lanes was
accidentally killed by a falling piece of (terra cotta from the
new Savannah Hotel building. Mr. Winters was unconscious from the time he was struck until about one and
a half hours afterwards, when he died.
I cannot let the opportunity pass to pay a few words of
tribute to the memory of a man who had risen from the
ranks as a day laborer to one of the most trusted positions
in the department; a man who had 'been faithful to every
duty imposed upon him and who had worked conscientiously
in the interest of the city. In his death the City of Savannah
lost a most valuable man.
I also have to chronicle the death of Mr. Lee Masters
who had for a number of years been the personal clerk to
former Director Harry Willink and who was retained in the
same position by me up to the time of his death. Mr. Masters died on September 7, 1912, after a lingering illness of
some months. Mr. Masters was also a man thoroughly devoted to his work and to the interests of the city, and as in
the case of Mr. Winters his death caused the city to lose the
services of a good and faithful man.
Supplementing the aforesaid, I wish to acknowledge my
appreciation of the many courtesies extended to me and to
this Department by yourself, by the Chairman of Committee on Streets and Lanes, Hon. J. F. Sullivan, and by the
Board of Aldermen during the past year.
Respectfully,
ABE S. GUCKENHEIMER,
Director.
Appropriations
DEPARTMENT
City Lighting _ .
Drainage and Dry Culture -
House Drainage -
Notes Chatham L. & H. Co..
Notes Ardsley Park Land Corporation __
Opening New Streets (including Notes) __ ____
Paving Streets ________ __ __
Storm 'Sewers _ _
Storm Sewers, Special __ __ __
Scavenger
Scavenger, Sav. Elec. Co. Contract __ _______
Sink Department, O. E. M. ___ ____________
Grading New 'Streets _ ___________
Henry 'Street Subway _ _____ __ __ __
Sidewalks ___________________________
Chimney Sweeping _________________________
Repairitre Asphalt Streets _ _____
Twelfth Street Land Co. __ ___ _
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6,689 48
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15,032 32
75,195 56
5,173 20
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8,532 84
4704 04
83,862 86
3,706 01
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987 13
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1,578 93
472 80
36,699 02
33,543 79
4,637 14
793 99
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2,012 87
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2,673 20
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ANNUAL REPORT
OF 1HE
CITY ENGINEER
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
DECEMBER 31. 1912
W. O'O. ROCKWELL
CITY ENGINEER
106 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT
Office oi City Engineer
Savannah, Ga., December 31st, 1912
Hon. George W. Tiedeman,
Mayor,
Savannah, Ga.:
Dear Sir:I have the honor to submit herewith my
annual report of the operations of the City Engineer's Department for the year ending December 31st, 1912.
The past year has been one of unusual activity in the
real estate business and in building. This activity has reflected itself in the increased amount of work accomplished
by this department, for although there has been no extraordinary public improvements demanding the special attention of this office this year, there has nevertheless been
an increase of twenty-eight per cent, in the volume of routine work, this increase is an index of a substantial growth
of the city.
City Extension and Planning
A bill %vas enacted by the State Legislature the latter
part of August this year, extending the west corporate limits
to include the subdivisions now known as West Savannah,
the greater part of Lincoln Heights, Findley, Fell Wood,
Royal Vale Terrace, Highland Park, West End, Grant Park,
Roach, and West Hill subdivisions, and also unsubdivided
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________107
lands belonging to Broady, M. S. Exley, Estate of W. L.
Exley, and the Central of Georgia Railway. This territory
lies west of the city limits of 1900, and betw'een Bay Street
Extension and the Louisville Road, and has an area of 264
acres with probably a population of 300.
The streets in this extension have been laid out in the
several subdivisions independently of each other, the result
has been a maze of streets and lanes in a district which, on
this account, may in the course of time become a slum section, difficult ali'ke for police, fire, or sanitary control. In
view of this, I would suggest that, the city adopt a policy
toward the land owners in its vicinity that will make it to
their interest to subdivide their property in conformity with
a plan of the city covering the adjacent territoryThe progressive cities of the North and West are working along
these lines, realizing that their future development depends
largely upon the design of the city's future extensions.
Viaduct
During the past year two conferences were held between the City's officials and those of the Atlantic Coast
Line Railway Co. regarding the proposed Viaduct, from
Henry Street to Montgomery Street. Tentative plans were
agreed upon, and the drawings are now being prepared by
the Atlantic Coast Line Railway Company's Engineering
Department.
Work Done for Other Departments
Some of the work done by this office outside of its
routine work was the preparation of a map, showing the location of all the water mains, valves, and fire hydrants in the
city. This map was of great service during the recent investigations made by the National Board of Fire UnderwritersAlso a number of maps and blue prints were made
108________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
for the Law Department, to assist it in the various law
suits in which the city was involved.
Recommendations
1st. That previous to the paving of a street, that all
water, gas, sewer, and electric connections to all abutting
property be carried out to the curb lines, this will obviate
tearing up of the pavement, from time to time, to make these
connections, thereby, materially lengthening the life of the
pavement and enhancing its value by keeping it unbroken
and true to grade.
2nd. That a copy of all plans for underground construction by corporations or individuals shall be filed in the
City Engineer's office as a matter of record and for the approval or disapproval of the city authorities before the work
of installation is allowed to proceed.
3rd. That the proper investigations be made looking
to the improvement of the vitrified brick pavements which
are beginning to show wear, by giving them some kind of
bituminous wearing surface.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 109
Survey of Lots With Plats for Private Parties
LOT NUMBER
4 ___________ 5 ___ . _____________
14 _____________ _
7 ____________ - __
10 __________________
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181 _____ . _____ ._
123 _ _________ ___
124 __ . ___________________
125
206 and 207 ________________
210 and 213 ______ -
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24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and A, B. C
71 and 72 ___________
18, 19 and J ___ _ ____ ._
123, 124 and 125__ ________
SO ______________--_
131 ________________________
22 ___ __________________
3 ________________
9 __________
25 and 24, south part- __
61. east half _______ __
195 _______________
6 ___________ ______
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11, west part ___ _ _ _ _____
13 _________________________
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35, west half ______________
84 ________________
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Tract ______________.____
54, west half _____ ____
1, east part of north half and
2, north half _ __________
1, west part of north half ___
36. 37, L and M. east part _
SUBDIVISION
Block 23 ____________
Block 24 ___ __ _
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Canal Lots West ____
Canal Lots East
71, 74, 75 ____________
WARD
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Atlantic
Bacon
Bacon
Ballantyne
Ballantyne
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Ballantyne
Ballantyne
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Barry
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Battery
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Carmichael
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no MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Survey of Lots With Plats for Private Parties
LOT NUMBER SUBDIVISION WARD
58 and 59 _________ _______- -Gumming
21, west 30 feet _________ ___________ Currytown
26, south west one-fourth |
and 29 north west part ______ Currytown
10 _______________ Sec. 8 _________ Cuthbert
Tract ______________ -_______ Cuthbert
30, west half _________ _______ Dale
__._____________I _______i Dale
__._____.____| -_-______| Dale
G ________________i 18 -__-________I Dale
230, and east half 231 ____i _______I Dasher
62 ________ ______I ___________! Dasher
46, 47, 48, 49 _________I_______i Dasher
66, east part and 67, west! I
part II Dasher
72 ________________I____| Dasher
47 ______________..." Block 4 ______| Dasher
65 ________________I____! Davant
9, east part of west two-1 I
thirds _____________I Digby Tything ____| Decker
M ________________i__...i Decker
C, east half __________I_____ Derby
C, west half __________I--____ Derby
3, west part ___________i Frederick Tything _ Derby
3 _ ____________ ___| Tyrconnel Tything _ Derby
9 _________________I Wilmington Tything j Derby
28 ________________| Sec. A, lot 5 _____I Demere
51, west 47 feet __________________I Duncan
24, east three-fourths _-_I _____I Duncan
15 ________________I_______| Duncan
7 ________________I________j Duncan
31, west one-quarter and 30 I [
east half __________I _-___________I Duncan
26, west three quarters and' I
27, east one-quarter___'_.__!Duncan
1 and east half of 2______' _______j Duncan
8 _______'-____j Duncan
3, west part ____._ ______________ Elbert
24. west part _________ ______________ Elbert
14, east half ___ ..._______1 Elbert
7 ..._..__.... 31, 32 ...______..I Elliott
54, north part __ _I Elliott
6 ________ 31, 32, 35 _______| Elliott
21 ...._________ ______________! Elliott
54, north and south parts_ ______________! Elliott
29 _______ _____________! Estill
A, and part of B_._ ______________! Falligant
F ____________ ______________| Falligant
Tract, part .. .._________I Falligant
MAYOR'S (ANNUAL REPORT 111
Survey of Lots With Plats for Private Parties
LOT NUMBER SUBDIVISION
I
WARD
I
10, west part ______ _I Falligant
44, east 40 feet ! Flannery
B ________________ -________I Forsyth
15 and 16 west parts _____I __I Forsyth
30, west half ________ I Franklin
1, north part _________ 16 _._ Garden
4 ________________ Block 18 ________| Garrard
11 _______________ Block.18 ________| Garrard
4 and 6 _____________ _______j Garrard
7 ________________ Block 16 _______I Garrard
210, west part and 211 north I
west part _________I I Gartland
212 ___.___._______| ____i Gartland
23 _______________!___I Gaston
87, east part __________I __I Gaston
22 ________________I ____i Gaston
23 ______________] I Gaston
24 ________________| ____I Gaston
15 _____ _ J 42-44 __________| Gibbons
3 and 4 ____________I____I Gibbons
4 and 5 ____________I 42, 43, 44 ______| Gibbons
17, west half _________I ___! Gilmerville
20 southeast part ______I ! Gilmerville
15, southeast part ______!I Gilmerville
IS, southwest part _____I-! Gilmerville
11, west half _________ _ Gilmerville
56 and 60 ___________ Glatigny
54 ____ _ _ Block E _______ Glatigny
41 _________________ Block E ___'____ Glatigny
81 ________________ ___! Granger
45 ________________ I Granger
3, west half __________ -I Greene
G. part _ ____I Griffin
456 _ "" Int<> A. B. C. _____| Griffin
48 and SO ___________ _I Griffin
K and west part of L___ _|Hardee
8 and 9 _ ___I Harden
225 and 226 _________ -I Harden
62 ______________ .____! Harman
Frank Blunt __________ Millen 1 __| Harman
19 _________________ -._| Haywood
21 ________________ _I Haywood
22 _______________ _! Haywood
5 __ _ _ LaRoche Tything _| Heathcote
3 ..__ 'I'll"""' "" .__.___.___I Hull
54 _.__._...___...__I Block 1 __-.._-._I Hull
Sand 11 ___________I_____________I Hull
59 ...._____________I Block 1 ________I Hull
90 ____ _ ______| Martin Farm _____| Hull_____
112 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Survey of Lots With Plats for Private Parties
LOT NUMBER
11, 15 and 149, 153 ______
45
39 . _ . _____________
19 ___ . _ . ____ . ______
102 _ __ _ ____________
39 and 40 __________________
219 __ . _ _ ____________
262 and 265 _______ ____
B _____ _______ __
F ________________
10, west part ._ __ __
27. north part ____
1, 2, 3, 4, north parts ____
29. north part ___ __ .. __
47. 48. 49 50 _________
24 ________________________
26 ______ _ ___________
29. north half. 30 north east
part of east half, 30 west
one-third of east half _____
23 _____ ____________
4, west half _________ _
41, 40 and west part 39 _____
72 __________________
66 ______ ... _ _. _ __
40 ___________ _
30, west half _ - ___ _ ______
58 _____________________
62 __ _ _ _______________
12, west half ___________
7
87 and 89 __ _ _ _ _________
37 _______ ... __________
163 and 164 ___________
14 ________________
85 _ _
29 and east half of 30 ______
SUBDIVISION
Into A. B. C. ________
Into 3 lots ___ _
24 to 27 _ _ __
Sec. 5 _____ _ _ ___
Sec. 10 ________
Into M. N. 6. P Q
R. S. T. __ _ __
____________ ___
Goerz, Block 7 ______
WARD
Hull
Johnston
Johnston
Johnston
Johnston
Kelly
Lafayette
Law
T -Jijir
Lee
Lee
Lee
Lee .
Lester
Lester
Lester
Lester
Lester
Lloyd
Lovell
Lovell
Lovell
Lovell
Lovell
Marshall
Marshall
McKenna
Meldrim
Meldrim
Mercer
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 113
Survey of Lots With Plats for Private Parties
LOT NUMBER
I
SUBDIVISION i WARD
9, north part
H, east part of west half and I
F, northeast part of west I
-! Mid. Oglethorpe
half
38, south two-thirds.
J Mid. Oglethorpe
.! Minis
41 . _____________I _______________I Minis
49 ________________I ______________1 Minis
19 _____________I ___________I Monterev
2, east half _*__.I I Monterey
242 and 243 _________~I I Morrison
113 and east half 114____I _.___.! Myers
84 and 85 ___________I -! Myers
34, northwest part _____I 1 N. Oglethorpe
24 and 26 ___________I-! Norwood
42 ________________I ______! Norwood
1 and D ____________I--_______' Norwood
39 ________________I_____! Norwood
52 and 54 ___________I_____' Norwood
56 _-- -_- __ !___-_________' Norwood
75 and 76 ___________I__I Owens
83 _________________i_________1 Owens
38. east half __________I' Owens
39. east three-quarters ___I! Owens
32 ___ _____|___________I Owens
19 _ ___ _ _____I______________I Padelford
16 . ...___ _ _____I_________! Padelford
221, 222. 223, 224, and west I I ^
part 225 _ _ I Into A. B. C. _____' Padelford
133 _ _____ _______i-_________'Padelford
218 219 220 _ _____I________' Padelford
22 _ __ _ _ _ |_______.__i Padelford
226 and east part 225____I' Padelford
E _________________|_______________! Percival
22, northeast part ______I__' Pulaski
4 _. ____ ___ | "Villa Heights" ___I Purse
113 _______________I__I Puree
17 and 18 ____________I I Purse
331 -_____._....__I .....I Purse
332 ________.____I --! Purse
73 and 75 __.____-_I ___-I Purse
138 _______________! ______________'Purse
22 ________________I ______________I Railroad
2 ________________I ___I Reppard
14 ________________I---_____I Reppard
Sand 11 ____________I____-.! Reppard
15 _______________I _..I Reppard
21 and east part LI I Reppard
114 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Survey of Lots With Plats for Private Parties
LOT NUMBER SUBDIVISION 1 WARD
8 _________________ ____--_I Reppard
14 _______________ j ____________i Reppard
I and 2 _____________i ______________I Reppard 9 east half and 10 west half_l I Reynolds 4 and 5 ______________I First Tything ___I Reynolds
25 _______________i ______________! Rivers 10 _________________I 24 ___.________| Roberts
3 _ __: ______________I Roberts
7, east half ___________I I Roberts
57 ________________i Barstow, Block 7 __ Schroeder 9 and 10 ___________! Millen 6 ____-___ Schwarz
87 and 88 ___________' 1 Schwarz . 113 and 114 ___________I I Schwarz 113 _______________| Millen 10 _______i Schwarz 46 ________________i ______________I Schwarz 47 _ I _________ __ ! Schwarz
53 IIIIIIIIIIII.I-.IIIIIIIII' Millen 11 ________' Schwarz
36 ________________ -_____________! Screven
20 and 21 ___________' -_____________' Screven 37 ___ _ _______: .______________! Solomons
83 __ j ______________I Southville 151 I ______________[ Southvjlle
153 _ I ____________I Southville
58 __ | ______________! Southville 57 ".-'_____~J.II.Il -______________' Southville 91 ~~___________________;_____________! Southville 70 _^ ~ "."' _______________| Southville .._______^ ____| Southvj,le
34 and 36 ____.______ ---! Southville 32 ____________________________i Southville
4, west one-third ______! i - Oglethorpe 46 _____________________i Stephens
2 and 3 _ _ J______I Stiles
12 _ _ _________ ___! Stjles 72. east"part""rr_rrr__ ""' 1 Stiles
II _______________'______________i Stiles 19 _ " _ (_ _ I Stiles
13, eastlhaif'II-IIIIIIIIIIIIj-IIHIl Stiles 22 . _____________i Stiles
4, south half __________'I Swoll
255 and 256 __________! Telfair
64 and east part 63 _____ ________! Telfair -
1 and 2 ....________.____.____-_! Telfair 16 .- '_ __________'Telfair
69 _ _ __ _______________; Telfair 9 ________________I Block 13 ___i Teynac
137 ________________I Block 23 __-______' Teynac
112 and 113 ._________: Block 22 _____' Teynac____
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 115
Survey of Lots With Plats for Private Parties
LOT NUMBER
106 and 108 ___ __________
134 and 135 __
46 and 48 ___________
8 ___________
26 ___________ __
37 _____
10 . ___ _____ __ .__
9, 10, 11, 12. _____ __ -
3 _________________
C and west part of B ______
16 ____________ - ___
1 and 2 _______ _______
133 ___ _______ . ____-
169 ____ _ __ ..___. ._ _
71 _ ____________
105 __._ ______ . ______
119 and 120 ________ -
16 and south part of 15 _ _
10 _______ _______
10, 12. 13, 15 _.___-_ __-_.
7, 8, 9 __ - ______ ._ -
456
51 east half _ _____
73, west part __
3 and 4 . __________ -
A ________________
16 and 21 south parts _______
27, southwest part _____
A _________________________
7
6, west half
25 and 26 ___ _______
SUBDIVISION
Block 21 ____________
Into A. B. C. _____
.
_
West of Bull S~treet__
East of Bull Street
East of Bull Street __
1, 2, 3 _______________
18 ___________
18 ________.
13-16 ____ -
WA'RD
Teynac
Teynac
Teynac
Thomas
Thomas
Troup
Trustees Garden
Wadley
Wadlev
Wadley
Wadley
Walton
Walton
Watson
Watson
Watson
Watson
Watson
Watson
Weed
Wed
Wharf Lots
Wharf Lots
Wharf Lots
White
White
White
White
White
White
1 Williams
Wylly
Wylly
Wylly
Wylly
116 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Measurement of Street Paving
STREET
Abercorn ______
Abercorn ______
Charlton _ __ _
Perry __^ __
Bay ______
FROM
Bull _. ________
Jefferson ______
Estill Ave.__ _
Drayton _ ._. _
West Broad .._
Cohen _ _______
TO
Rav
mit!ltpl"
Montgomery __
Forty-seventh __
'Fifty-second __
Abercorn ______
Elbert Square _
South 185 feetCommerce _- -
PURPOSE
Assessment
Assessment
Assessment
Assessment
Assessment
Miscellaneous Measurements and Surveys
Survey of Base Ball Park.
Survey of lots 413 to 466, Section Q, Bonaventure
Cemetery.
Locating new catch-basin in Snedeker Carson Go's,
lumber yard.
Locating new catch-basins at Northwest and Southwest corners of Bull Street and Liberty Street Lane.
Establishing corners at street intersections, through the
Twelfth Street Land Go's, property.
Survey of lots 99, 145, 245, Section A, Bonaventure
Cemetery.
Survey of .triangular lot, belonging to the city, at the
Southwest corner Louisville Road and Stiles Avenue.
Survey of Johnson Square.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 117
Survey of lot No. 1 Vernon Tything, Heathcote Ward.
Survey of lot No. 524 Section K, Bonaventure Cemetery.
Survey of lot 17 Section C, Bonaventure Cemetery.
Survey of Stiles Avenue, from Louisville Road to
Feeley Avenue.
Locating new catch-basin at Southwest corner York
and Habersham Streets.
Survey of lot No. 24 Section H, Bonaventure Cemetery.
Measurement of cement sidewalk on Bull Street, west
side, south from Barrington Street in front of triangular lot
and lots 3 and 4, Norwood Ward.
Survey of lots 104 and 105 Section H, Bonaventure
Cemetery.
Survey of lot 297 Section A, Bonaventure Cemetery.
Survey of lot 545 Section K, Bonaventure Cemetery.
Survey of Railroad Street, from West Broad Street to
West Boundary Street.
Measurement of asphalt block paving laid between
tracks at intersection of Whitaker and Broughton Streets.
Measurement of asphalt block paving laid between
tracks at intersection of Barnard and Oglethorpe Avenue.
Measurement of 142 cement sidewalks for private property owners laid by the H. S. Jaudon Engineering Company, as per contract with city.
118________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Locating new catch-basin at Northwest corner Gordon
and Barnard Streets.
Locating new catch-basin at Northwest corner Wayne
and Barnard Streets.
Taking elevations of sidewalk at Northwest corner
Broughton and Abercorn Streets.
Locating pole for street light at Southwest corner
Anderson and Live Oak Streets.
Locating pole for street light at Southwest corner
Burroughs and Forty-first Streets.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 119
Grades and Lines
STREET
Bull, W. S. __ Bull __
Bull _____
Roswell ________
Congress
Liberty Lane ___
Forty-first Lane
Florence, W. S._
First ___ _____
Second __
Third __________
Fifth _ . _ .
Sixth __ _____
Bay ______
Forty-first LaneBarnard, E. S
Forty-fourth
Forty-fifth
Charlton _ L
Perry . __ __
Bay ___
Bay ____ _____
Estill Ave. Lane
Bay _ _____
Bay, S. S. __
Atlantic __ ______
Hull, S. S. __.
Congress Lane _
Thirty-fifth _ _
Reynolds - _____
Paulsen ________
Thirty-sixth __
H'enry Lane ____
West Broad _
Wayne ._____
FROM
Roswell _______
A. C. L. Ry. _
Fifty-second ___
Bull ____ _______
Drayton __ _____
Bull _ ._ _ _.
Reynolds
Thirty-ninth ___
Jefferson _ ___
Wheaton ______
Wheaton ______
Wheaton _- _
Wheaton ______
Wheaton ______
Wheaton ... _
Seller _ ___ _
Paulsen _ _____
Randolph ______
Jefferson ______
Forty-second __
Battey ________
Battey _________
Drayton _______
West Broad ___
Randolph __ _
Randolph _ _ _
Bull ____ ___
Bll ___________
Atlantic
Randolph __
Bull _ -
Barnard -
Fiftieth ________
Bull - __ - _ -
Bull ____ ___
Thirty-fifth -
Thirty-fifth - __.
Reynolds -
Live Oak
Forty-second ..
1 West Broad
1
TO
City limits _ -
City limits - -
Forty-seventh .
A. C. L. Ry. _
Abercorn _ _ _ Whitaker _ _____
Atlantic _______
Center ______
Montgomery ___
Cotton Mills
Cotton Mills ___
Unnamed Street
Unnamed Street
Unnamed Street
'City limits _____
Thirty-eighth __
Waters Road _.
Commerce _____
Montgomery _
| Best ___ ____
Habersham ____
Habersham ___
t Abercorn _ ____
Montgomery _
i Commerce
| Commerce
| Drayton _______
! Paulsen ______
I Commerce _ ___
| Drayton _ ___ _
1 Tefferson _ ____
! Hotel Site _____
1 Floyd ___
1 Whitak-pr
1 Thirty-sixth ___
! Thirty-sixth __.
Waters Road ._
Forty-third __
Montgomery __
PURPOSE
Curbing
Grading
Sewer
Grading
Curbing
Paving
Grading
Curbing
Paving
Grading
Grading
Grading
Grading
Grading
Grading
Setting Poles
Grading
Sewer
Grading
Curbing
Sewer
Sewer
Curbing
Curbing
R. R. Tracks
Paving
H. D. Sewer
S. W. Sewer
| Sewer
I Curbing
| Repaving
| Repaving
I Sewer
1 Curbing
! Repaving '.
\ Repaving ; : Water Main
Water Main
Water Main ' Water Main
i Relav 'Sewer
! R. R. Track
1 Curbing
t
120 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
Grades and LinesMiscellaneous
Grades and lines for curbing on the North side of Hall
Street (Herndon Street) from East Broad Street 40 feet.
Grades and lines for curbing on the south side of Roswell Street from Bull Street 50 feet.
Grades and lines for curbing on west side of Habersham
Street, south of Fortieth Street 90 feet (Lot 57 Griffin
Ward).
Grades for draining Snedeker Carson Go's, lumber
yard.
Grades and lines for curbing on east side of Magnolia
Street, from Gwinnett Street to lane (Lot 36 Screven
Ward).
Grades and lines for curbing around lots 65, 66 and 69,
70 Brownsville Ward.
Grades and lines for curbing on Sixth Street, north from
Wheaton Street Lane.
Grades and lines for setting return curb at intersection
of Thirty-fifth, Thirty-fourth and Thirty-third Streets at
Wheaton St.
Grades and lines for curbing on Thirty-second Street,
between Habersham and Price Streets.
Grades and lines for curbing on north side of Best
Street, from Barnard Street, 30 feet east.
Grades for resetting curb on north side of State Street,
east and west of Abercorn Street.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________121
Grades and lines for setting Fire Hydrants on Bay
Street, between Randolph and Commerce Streets.
Grades for curbing at Northwest corner Gordon and
Barnard Streets.
Grades for curbing at Southwest corner Wayne and
Barnard Streets.
Grades and lines for curbing at Southwest corner Hall
and East Broad Streets.
Grades for setting curb at Merchants and Miners Steamship Go's, terminals foot of Fahm Street.
Grades and lines for 12-inch sewer around east, north
and west sides of Orleans Square.
Grades and lines for 12-inch sewer on west side of Pulaski Square, from 'Charlton Street to north side of Macon
Street.
Grade for manhole in Congress Lane, between Bull
and Drayton StreetsGrades and lines for curbing at southeast corner Walker and Wilson Streets.
Grades and lines for curbing at Southwest corner Perry
and East Broad Streets.
Grades for repaying portion of East Broad Street slip.
Grades and lines for curbing on the north side of Bryan
Street, between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets.
Grades and lines for curbing around center grass plat
at intersection of Forty-seventh and Paulsen Streets.
122________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Grades and lines for sewer in Forty-fourth Street Lane,
west from Reynolds Street 200 feet.
Grades for repaying portion of Bay Street, from Randolph Street west 100 feet.
Grades and lines for circular curbing at northeast and
southeast corners of Fortieth and Habersham Streets.
Grades and lines for curbing on south side of Fortyfourth Street, between Bull and Barnard Streets (Lots 1
and D Norwood Ward).
Grades and lines for curbing on south side of Gordon
Street, west from Price Street 35 feet.
Grades and lines for curbing at Northwest corner
Thirty-first and Price Streets.
Grades and Lines for Sidewalks
Northeast corner Bull and Congress Streets.
Northeast corner West Broad and Kline Streets.
Lincoln Street, between Park Avenue and lane, part
of lot 45 White Ward.
Jones Street, between Bull and Drayton Streets, lot 9
Monterey Ward.
Southwest corner Montgomery and Forty-second
Streets.
Southeast corner Bulloch and Thirty-fifth Streets.
North side of Hull Street, between Whitaker and
Barnard Streets.
_________ MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________123
Northwest corner Ogeechee Road and Center Street.
Southwest corner Thirty-eighth and East Broad
Streets.
North side of Harris Street Whkaker to Tattnall.
Gwinnett Street, between Atlantic and Bilbo Canal,
lots 19, 20, 21 Haywood Ward.
Fortieth Street, between Burroughs and Florence
Streets, lot 2 Stiles Ward.
Northwest corner Thirty-first and Price Streets.
Northeast corner Lumber and Bryan Streets.
Fortieth Street, between Paulsen Street and Waters
Road, through Harden Ward.
Southwest corner Thirty-fifth and West Broad
Streets.
Fortieth Street, between Burroughs and Florence
Streets, lots 11 to 19 inclusive, Stiles Ward.
Sou/thwest corner Burroughs and Fortieth Streets.
West Broad, Charles and Charles Lane, lots 19, 20, 21,
38, 39 Garden Ward.
Forty-seventh Street, between Battey and Habersham
Streets.
Lincoln Street, between Gwinnett Street and Hall Lane,
lot 67 Stephens Ward.
In front of No. 412 Hull Street, West.
124 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Forty-seventh Street, between Battey and Reynolds
Streets.
Southeast corner Walker and Wilson Streets.
In front of Xo. 514 Waldburg Street, West.
Water Street, lots 39 and 46 North Oglethorpe Ward.
Harmon Street, from Forty-seventh Street to Theus
Park.
Forty-sixth Street, from Harmon Street, west to Chatham Crescent.
Montgomery Street (east side) between Forty-second
and Best Streets.
In front of 1111 East Thirty-sixth Street.
Northwest corner Florence and Fortieth Streets.
Northeast corner West Broad and Minis Streets.
Forty-fourth Street, between Whitaker and Barnard
Streets, lots 1 and D Norwood Ward.
Southeast corner Duffy and Waiters Avenue.
Southeast corner Ott and Waldburg Streets.
Southwest corner Abercorn and Duffy Streets.
Southwest corner Gordon and Price Streets.
Lincoln Street, between Fortieth and Forty-first Streets,
lots 54 to 60 Southville Ward.
'________MAYOR'S ANNUAL RE-PORT_______ 125
Northeast corner York Lane and Whitaker Street.
Southeast corner Habersham and Thirty-ninth Streets.
Jones Street (north side) between houses Nos. 508 and
510, in Railroad Ward.
Northwest corner Park Avenue and West Broad
Street.
Northeast corner Forty-first and Burroughs Streets.
Southwest corner Bolton Street and Waters Road.
126 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Street Lines Given During the Year
LOT NUMBER I SUBDIVISION WARD
2 _--.__.I Second Tything __ Anson
15 and 18 ___________!_______________\ Bacon
1, 3, 4, 6 _____________i _______________j Bacon
181 _______________! _._____________! Ballantyne
121 and east half 122_____! ______________I Ballantyne
130, 131, 132 __________!______________! Ballantyne
103 _______________I______________I Ballantyne
179 and 180__________ ______________! Ballantyne
G ________________!______________I Barry
13 _-_...... ._... i ... ...__... ... ...I Barry
25 ________________L-_____________: Barry
104 _______________1______________i Barry
26 ________________'_____________: Barry
I and 2 ______________! ___________:___' Battery
3 ________________'______________' Battery
20 ________________I______________i Berrien
65, north part _______'__________\ Brownsville
134 _______._______I____________ Brownsville
II and 12 ___________I ______________ < Charlton
54 ________________ ______________' Crawfqrd
25 and 26 ________ --____________' Cumminff
44.45 and K ___________-____________' Gumming
52, 53, 60, J, I ________ '.-_____________ Gumming
7 -________________'___________' Currytown
1 ________________ _____________ Cuthbert
1. south half _________' Sec. 9 and 10____; Cuthbert
O ..__-________.'..__________ 'Dale
22 _______.___ '_..___ __ _ i Dale
43_______. _ _ '________ "Dale
L ________________i _____________ J Dale
H, I. J. south parts _____'________' Dale
38 _______________-____.__'-___..._.... Dale
70 _'___' Daniel!
79. 80. 81 -__.._......._..__' Sec. 3 ...__._.__.__..| Dasher
62 Dasher
9 ________iTyrconnel Tything __! Derby
17 west half, 16 east half' .--________ ! Duncan
U and T ___.'46.....I Duncan
31. east three-fourths 'J Duncan
47 ________________I_________: Elliott
19 and 20 ___________!__-_________' Estill
29 __._.-._-!-_-_._: Estill
1 -_-_____.-.' 5 ...__________! Estill
16 ________________'____________.._ Estill
7 f__..___._.' Falligant
45 I ...I Flannery
MAYOR'S 'ANNUAL REPORT 127
Street Lines Given During the YearContinued
LOT NUMBER
64 _____ . _____ . _.__..
18, east half _________
18 _.__..__...._.-..
10, west half _____ _____
37 ____._._...
2 _
16, 17, 18 _____ ._ .___
6 __________________________
200
201 and 202 _________ _
36 and 37 _________________
24 _________________________
9 and 6 _ _ _________
20 and 21 _____ _______ __
IS ______ . _______
11 _____ ____________ _______
12 ___________ _ .
14 and IS _- _________
1, 9, 10, 18 _ _ . _______
TL 18, 19, 36 ___ __________
Tract __ __ __ _______
48 and SO __________________
82 and 83 - _________________
42 . _______ _ . _____
40 ________ ______
69 and 71 ________ __
281 and 283 ________ _
117 ___ ___ _ ____ _______
1 _ ______ _ _______ _____
3 _ __ _
91 and 92 ___________
231 and 232 __ ___ __
71 _ _________
81 and 82 ___ ___________
96, 97. 98. 99, 100 - __ -
233, 234, 23S, 236 __.._____ 070
F ___ _ __ ___ -.
31 and 32 __ __ _ ___ ____
C, west part and D, east part
5, south part _ __ _________
4, 5, 6 ______________________
E ____
62 ________ __ _________
51 ________ _. ______
32 ________ _____--.__._
SUBDIVISION | WARD
Forsyth
Garden
Block 18 _______ Garrard
___ _ ______ Gartland
_ __ Gartland
___ ___ ____ Gaston
_____ ___ Gibbons
__ ______ Gibbons
Sec. B __ __ _ _ _ Glatigny
Sec. C __ _____ Glatigny
__ _______ __ Griffin
- _. ___________ Griffin
_ ___ ____ Cue
__ _____ __ Gue
___ ____ ___ Gue
Block 18 ______ Harman
_ _ _ ___ Haywood
Vernon Tything __ _ Heathcote
_-_-__ ._ Hull
_. ___ -_ _ ___ Hull
- _ ________ Hull
___ _____ _ __ _ ! Johnston
_ __________________ Kelly
__ _____ __ Kelly
____ _ _______________ Kelly
______________________ Kelly
Sec. 4 ______ _ _ 1 Lee
__ __________________' Lee
_______ _____ __._' Lee
__._________-_____ Lee
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Street Lines Given During the YearContinued
LOT NUMBER SUBDIVISION I WARD
57 east part, and 58 west part! ______________! Lee
16, east part ___1_________I Lester
F _______.___.___I........_________] Lester
Lloyd
-! Lloyd
68
D
65 _________.____i_____._____..___! Lovell
54 and east half 53 _____L____-___-_____I Lovell
50. east half.
62 __._._.__________'.
1, part --___|.
4. west part
Lovell
Lovell
Magazine
Magazine
43, south half _________\......................I Marshall
C ________________! 5 ____________! Marshall
58 to 72. inc. _________! -_____________! Meldrim
47 __________________[______________[ Meldrim
85. 86, 87 ___________I ______________i Meldrim
27 _________________!_______________I Mercer
20 _________________I_______________| Mercer
29 and east half 30 ______',_ __-______I Mercer
36 _______________'-_________I Minis
3 ___._____________'___________I Minis
17 _________________!___________i Monterey
33 _____._________! 51 _________I Morrison
272 ________________I __________I Morrison
238 _______ ___ ! ___________ I Morrison
88 __________ __ I____________ I McKenna
47. 48 49,iAA, BB, EE. FF__[____________I Norwood
DD _______________|_____| Norwood
39 ._-______________I_____! Norwood
37 ___________[____I Norwood
78 _________________i____I Owens
39, west one-fourth _______'____! Owens
79 __________________'_____[ Owens
32 ________________!______________| Owens
51 and 52 ___________1______________1 Padelford
18, west 15 feet ________!_____________! Padelford
16 and east half 15 _____L____________I Padelford
219, west 17 feet _______I____________I Padelford
222, 223, 224, 225. 226_____i-._____I Padelford
113
332
Purse
Purse
321 ________________! Villa Heights _____| Purse
137 _______________-I____! Purse
37 ______________!______________I Repoard
16 __________I_______________I Reppard
1 __________I Third Tything ____1 Reynolds
38 and 39 ____________I_______________I Rivers
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 129
Street Lines Given During the YearContinued
LOT NUMBER SUBDIVISION
i WARD
32. 33, 34, 35, 36, 37___
122 to 129 and 149 to 156-
72, 73, 74 ___________
32, 33, 34 _ ______________
62
Hotel Site __________j~-________
22 ________________| Millen 11
85 and 86 ___________I____._
108 and 109 parts _____
112 and 113 ________
14 and north part 15 __-
63 ___________________._
64 ________
26 '_____________
95 and % _______
51 ______________
16 _________________
50 and west half 52
66 and 68 __.___
86 and 88 ________
151, 152, 153 ________
23
58 and 59
59 and 60
30 ____,
16 _______
12. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18-
187 ____!______
55 ______'_____
113 ___________________
135 ____________
2, and west half 3
4, and east half 3 _____
1, 19, 20, 38 ___________
6 _____________________
119 and west half 120
H ____________
39 ______ __ _
23 ___________ -
A, east part _____
2 and 3 _______
33 ____i______
134 ___________
53-54
Block 14
Sec. A
Block 12
Block 22
I
Rivers
Rivers
Rivers
Rivers
Rivers
Rivers
Screven
Schroeder
Schwarz
Schwarz
Schwarz
Schwarz
Solomons
Solomons
Solomons
Solomons
Solomons
Solomon'5
S. Oglethorpe
S. Oglethorpe
Southville
Southville
Southville
Southville
Southville
Soiithville
Southville
Stephens
Stephens
Stiles
Stiles
Telfair
Telfair
Teynac
Teynac
Teynac
Teynac
Teynac
Teynac
Teynac
Thomas
Thomas
Troup
Wadley
Wadlev
Waring
Watson
130 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Street Lines Given During the 'YearContinued
LOT NUMBER SUBDIVISION" WARD
170 and 171 __________I ._____________' Watson
119 and 120 __________' ______________' Watson
13, 14, 15, 16 __________' ______________I Watson
105, 106. 107 __________ _____________'< Watson
83 and 85 ___________I ______________' Weed
17 ..._._.___________i_..._._.___.___I Weed
102 _________._____i______. _______ Weed
8 __________________I _______________' Weed
13 and 14 ___________I ______________! Wesley
1, north part of south part _j _-__________' Wesley
9 and 10 north parts ____:_-____________: Wylly
9___ _ ___ ___ i___________ __iWyllv
___________!_______________
Levels of Streets
"" ~~ 1 T= !
STREET i FROM ! TO I PURPOSE
_______!_______!_______!______
I I !
Bay I Randolph Commerce I Paving
Forty-fourth 1 I
Lane 1 Battey Habersham I Sewer
Forty-fifth ! I ] Lane! Battey ! Habersham I Sewer
Railroad ___I West Broad . West Boundary.! Grading
Forty-eighth ! I
Lane' Bull ______ Abercorn ___i Grading
Bay, S. S.__.! Abercorn Lincoln ! Drainage
West Broad __: Forty-second Forty-third .I R. R. Tracks
LevelsMiscellaneous
Levels taken at Southwest corner Brougbton and Abercorn Streets for Street Railway Company.
Levels for proposed improvements on River Street west
of Fahm Street.
MAYOR'S AXX'UAL REPORT 131
Levels of Savannah and Ogeechee Canal, south of Louisville Road.
Established first floor levels and bench marks around
building for Chatham Bank.
Estimates of Streets
STREET
Congress _______
Charlton _______
Liberty Lane ___
Bay __-
Chatham
Crescent
Atlantic __
Forty-seventh _.
Barnard ________
West BoundaryHull _ ._ ______ Wayne _
Wayne -
Wayne _ __ ____
FROM
Drayton _______
Bull ___________
Randolph __ __
Estill Ave. _____
Estill Ave. _
West Broad __
Gaston _______
Liberty ________
Oglethorpe Ave.
Barnard _______
Jefferson
TO
lAbercorn __
Whitaker ______
Commerce _
Estill Ave. __
Elbert Square __
Liberty ______
Oglethorpe Ave.
State . ________
Hull ___ ____
Hull ___
West Boundary
Jefferson ______
West Broad
West Broad __
MATERIAL
Asphalt block
Asphalt block
Vitrified brick
Asphalt block
Asphalt block
Asphalt block
Asphalt block
iAsphalt block
Asphalt block
Asphalt block
Asphalt block
Asphalt block
Asphalt block
Granite block
Asphalt block
Vitrified brick
EstimatesMiscellaneous
Estimate amount of sewer pipe needed and cost of constructing sewer in Bull Street, from Forty-seventh Street to
city limits.
Estimate cost.of grading streets through Rivers Ward.
Estimate area of triangle at the Southeast corner of
Rivers Ward.
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Estimate cost of constructing 12-inch sewer in Atlantic
Street, from Fiftieth Street sewer to Hotel site.
Estimate cost of grading streets in that part of Ardsley
Park lying outside the city limits.
Estimate for repairing foundation to houses on East
Broughton Street, due to change in grade of Broughton
Street
Estimate area in square feet of Huntington, Hall,
Maple, Canal Avenue and S. A. L. Ry. right-of-way through
the Springfield Land Go's, subdivision.
Estimate cost of grading Huntington, Hall, Maple,
Canal Avenue, and S. A. L. Ry., through the Springfield
Land Go's, subdivision.
Estimate amount of curbing needed for Anderson
Street, between Cuyler and Magnolia Streets.
Estimate amount of sewer pipe needed prior to paving
Barnard Street, from Gaston Street to State Street.
Estimate area in acres of portion of tract of land belonging to Estate of Wm. L. Exleytract belonging to
M. L. Exley, Broady tract and tract belonging to Central of
Georgia Railway, recently taken into the city limits.
Estimate area in acres of -the Hotel Site in Granger
Tract.
Estimate area of 45 lots in Section A, Bonaventure
Cemetery.
Estimate area of irregular size lots in Section P, Bonaventure Cemetery.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 133
Maps and Flats of Lots
LOT
D, east part, 22,
C, east half __
12, east half
(two)
148 (two) ___
65 north strip
Own^
10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
SECTION
Millen 11 - ___
Millen 10 ______
.
WARD
Southville _ _
Derby _________
Brownsville __
-.,. . .
PURPOSE
Opening Streets
Owners
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Sale
f~\ IS
' ' *' ' <- i West of Bull St.i Wharf Lots - - -- - wharf Lots __ I
Wharf Lots __ 1
Grayson
7, ~8, 9""I East of Bull St.
4. 5. 6
145 (two)
East of Bull St.
Millen 6
215, 217, 219, 218, = 230, 222 (twoU Teynac Farm i
| 'Lot 3-!
Owners
City Attorney
Owners
Opening Streets
Glatigny & I
Harman_j
167 and 170 (two"* Tevnac Farm .
Lot 3_| Glatigny
56, north strip
(two) Millen 6 ____1 Schwarz
278 and parts 276,1
280 (two) ....I
22 sou. strip
(two)! Millen 11 ___
16 north part !
(two)l Millen 6 _______
13 (two) ____! Millen 11 .
1 _________| Vernon Tything
1 and 8
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
10, 11, 12 _____
L and K west
70
Barstow
Harman
Schwarz
Schwarz
Schwarz
Heathcote
Canty
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Encroachment
Opening Streets
| Wadley __ . __ | Owners
i Hardee
37 ._______
58 ________
15 south part
LaRoche Tyth- |
ing I
Daniel!
Franklin _
Southville
GilmerviHe ____
Owners
Sale
Encroachment
Owners
Owners
25 and south
part 24_! __________!
8 and 10 partsI _______._l
13 __._.__...__! ______________!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 6__i E. of Lincoln St.;
I Heathcote __I Owners
l~
Berrien __I Owners
Meldrim __! Owners
Charlton I Owners
Wharf Lots I Owners
134 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Maps and Plats of Streets
STREET 1 FROM | TO PURPOSE
_______I_______!_______j_________
I ! I
Thirty-sixth, S.S.I Lincoln ____| Hafoersham __I City Property
Hopkins __I Forty-second _1 Fifty-second __i Change of Line
Stiles Ave. __I Louisville Road_| Feeley Avenue _| Correct Lines
_________ I___________1___________I____________
Maps and PlatsMiscellaneous
Plan showing land needed by the city for opening
Reynolds Street in Glatigny and Garrard Wards.
Plan of Base Ball Park.
Map of Millen lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and part of 3 in
Harman, Schwarz, Grayson and Glatigny Wards.
Map of Johnson Square.
Plan of proposed garbage dump.
Two plans showing part of Fortieth Street, through the
eastern part of Teynac Farm lot 5, in Harden Ward, purchased by "the city from Youmans and Demmond.
Plan for iron grating over catch-basin.
Plan of the Maupas subdivision.
Map showing resubdivision of part of lot 3 and all of
lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wadley Ward.
Map showing Wage Earners Land and Investment
Go's, holdings in Canty Ward, also the Chatham Land and
Hotel Go's, subdivision in Canty Ward.
MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT 135
Plan of out-fall for the East Broad Street sewer.
Plan of Seiler subdivision of Teynac Farm Lot Xo. 2,
from Price Street to Waters Road.
Plan of Highland Park in West Savannah.
Plan showing right-of-way and property of S. A. L. Ry.
Co., extending from Stiles Avenue to S. A. L. Ry. shops.
Map of Savannah, Ga., showing Railroad properties in
color, for Chamber of Commerce.
Map of city, showing water mains.
Map showing territory annexed to city by Act of Legislature, August 1912, also Carmichael Ward.
Two plans showing location of Power House, Wells
and Manholes to Conduit of Savannah Water Works.
Map showing ground plan and elevation of Kehoe's
foundry, relative to grade of Broughton Street.
Plan of cross section and elevation of proposed approach to Kehoe's foundry at Broughton Street.
Plan of cross section of Broughton Street at Kehoe's
foundry. i ".
Map of ground plan of proposed approach to Kehoe's
foundry at Broughton Street.
Map showing Barstow and Goerze subdivisions in Canty, Schroeder, and McKenna Wards.
136 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
Map of Wards, with Historical Sketch of Each
Anson, Atlantic, Bacon, Ballantyne, Barry, Bartow,
Berrien, Brown, Calhoun, Chatham, Columbia, Crawford,
Currytown, Decker, Derby, Elbert, Franklin, Greene,
Heathcote, Jackson, Jasper, Lafayette, Liberty, Monterey,
Percival, Pulaski, Reynolds, Troup, Warren, Wahington,
Wesley.
Profiles and Cross-section Streets
STREET
Bay -_-
FROM
West Broad __
TO
West Boundary.
PURPOSE
Tracing of Lots
1
LOT ]
!
1
1. C, east half
i. 90 .:. ___
1. 77 and 80 __ I
1. 35, south part.
1. 26 _-____._.__
1. 135 and part
134J
1. 22 ___ . __
1. Triangular lot
1. 35 ....... __
1. 7 and 8 ___
1. 149 to 155 __ :
1. 174 to 180 __ 1
1. 40 and 49 parts:
1. 1 and 2 ___ 1
1. 9 ... _____ 1
1. 29. 30, 31 __ '
1. 15, south part.i
2. 8. 10, 15, 19, 17
1. 12 ...-.-J
1. 14 . ______ !
1
SECTIOX 1
1
i
- . i
|
Millen 6 ____ '
Millen 6 ____ I
Millen 6 ____ | Millen 7 _____[
I
Millen 11 ___ |
I
. _____ _ !
....-..... __ 1
___ I
East of Lincoln !
Street- 1
Wilmington !
TythingJ
i
i
!
l
WARD
Derby ______
Schwarz
Sch wzirz
Sch^yarz
Wharf Lots
Derby .__...
Haywood
Gilmerville _ _
Xorwood _ _ _
PURPOSE
Owners
Exchange
Exchange
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
City Attorney
Owners
Owners
Owners
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
Opening Streets
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 137
TracingsMiscellaneous
Of plan of "Park Place" in Kehoe Ward, showing
streets and lanes acquired by city, from American Suburban Corporation.
Of plan showing land purchased by city from J. K.
Culver for dpening Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirtythird Streets, through Millen lots 6, 7, 10, and II in Schwarz
and Grayson Wards.
Of plan showing land purchased by city from Savannah
Development Company in Glatigny, Harman, Garrard and
Harden Wards, for opening Ott, Harmon, Paulsen and part
of Atlantic Streets.
Of plan showing portion of the right-of-way abandoned
by the Savannah Electric Company, and transferred to the
Ardsley Park Land Corporation.
Of portion of River Street, between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets for City Attorney.
Of old plan, being a true copy of the forty-five and five
acre lots in 'the Township of Savannah taken from an old
plan by Thos. McCall, Esq., late Surveyor-General, Savannah, 28th March, 1798.
Of the Twelfth Street Land Company's subdivision.
Two plans of part of River front, from a map of the city
of Savannah, by Edw. A. Vincent, 1853.
Of portion of Hull Ward, known as Eastville.
Of part of River front, from a map of the city of Savannah by John B. Hogg, 1868.
138________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Of part of River front, from a map of the city of Savannah by John B. Hogg, 1888.
Of part of River front, from a map of the city of Savannah by J. W. Howard, 1900.
Two plans of Rivers Ward, showing streets and lanes
dedicated to the city by the City Investment Company.
Of plan showing subdivision of lots 1 to 10, Dale Ward.
Of map showing south harbor line of Savannah River,
from Randolph Street to Bilbo Canal.
Of plan of "Hawthorne Park," located East of Savannah.
Two maps of "West Hill," showing streets to be acquired by city.
Of plan of proposed garbage dump.
Of plan of lots 1 and 8, Barstow subdivision in Canty
Ward, showing part needed for opening Forty-ninth Street
Lane.
Of plan of lots 33 and 40 in Canty and Schroeder Wards,
showing part needed for opening Paulsen Street and Fortyninth Street Lane.
Of map showing Wage Earners Loan and Investment
Go's, holdings in Canty Ward, also the Chatham Land and
Hotel Go's, subdivision in Canty Ward.
Of plan of out-fall of East Broad Street sewer.
Of plan showing right of way and property of the S.A.L.
Ry. Co., extending from Stiles Avenue to S. A. L. Ry. shops.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_______ 139
Of plan of Maupas subdivision.
- Of map of city of Savannah in blocks, for Water
Works Department.
Of map of subdivision of north parts of lots 43 and 44
Gibbons Ward, formerly part of Springfield plantation.
Miscellaneous Reports, Etc.
Report construction of Atlantic Coast Line Railway
wharves, between Randolph Street and Bilbo Canal.
Report available routes for water mains, connecting
Water Works with Seaboard Air Line Railway shops.
Report to Mayor of wharf being constructed on river
front in violation of city ordinances.
Investigation of drainage conditions in Springfield
plantation.
Blue Prints
No. of
Prints
1Of plan of Eastern section of the city and vicinity
showing proposed system of drainage.
3Of plan showing proposed paving of Bull Street, from
A. C. L. Ry. to Fifty-second Street.
3Of plan showing land purchased by the city of Savannah from J. K. Culver for the opening of Thirty-first,
Thirty-second and Thirty-third Streets, through Millen Farm Lots 6, 7, 10, 11, in Schwarz and Grayson
Wards.
1Of plan showing land needed by rthe city for opening
Reynolds Street in Glatigny and Garrard Wards.
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1Of plan for opening Whitaker Street, from Forty-second
to Forty-third Streets.
2Of map showing elevations in Collinsville.
10Of plan of east half of lot C, Derby Ward.
1Of plat of lot 148 of the Millen lot 10 in Schwarz Ward,
for opening Thirty-first Street.
4Of plan of Base Ball Park.
4Of lot on east side of Lincoln Street dock (Capt. Dickerson).
4Of plan for opening River Street through property of
Lower Steam Rice Mill Co.
1Of the east half of lot 12 of the Millen lot 11, in
Schwarz Ward for opening Thirty-first Street.
4Of Wharf Lot 1, west of Lincoln Street and north side
of River Street (Standard Fuel and Supply Co).
4Of plan of north part of Wharf lot 2, north side of
River Street, between Lincoln and Abercorn Streets.
4Of Wharf Lot 1, west of Lincoln Street and north side
of River Street ("Standard Fuel and Supply Co.), to
show pegs.
2Of plan showing part of River Front, from a map of the
city of Savannah by Edw. A. Vincent, 1853.
4Of plat of portion of River Street, between Abercorn
and Lincoln Streets (by Percy Sugden).
_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________141
8Of plan of survey of lots 1 and 2 Wharf Lots east of
Lincoln Street, by John McKinnon, April 14th, 1824.
4Of old plan, being a true copy of the forty-five and five
acre lots in the Township of Savannah taken from an
old plan by Thos. McCall, Esq., late Surveyor-General
Savannah, 28th March, 1798.
6Of west half of lot C, Derby Ward.
4Of map of the wharves and open way under the Bluff
Savannah, Ga., from Drayton Street to a point 200
feet east of Lincoln Street, surveyed by J. deBruyn
Kops.
12Of lots 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, Wharf Lots, West of Bull
Street.
2Of "Park Place," owned by American Corporation Co.
4Of Wharf Lots 7, 8, 9, Wharf Lots east of Bull Street.
4Of part of River Front, from a map of the city of Savannah, by Edw. A.' Vincent, 1853.
4Of part of River Front, from a map of the city of Savannah, by John B. Hogg, 1868.
4Of part of River Front, from a map of the city of Savannah, by John B. Howard, 1888.
1Of plan showing south line of Thirty-sixth Street, between Lincoln and Habersham Streets.
1Of plan showing water mains, fire hydrants, valves, etc.,
in the city of Savannah.
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4Of plan of River Front from a map of the city of Savannah, by J. W. Howard, 1900.
4Of map of the city of Savannah, by Thos. Shruder, February 5th, 1770.
1Of plan of Rivers Ward, showing streets and lanes dedicated to city.
1Of plan showing Harbor lines in Savannah River.
4Of plan showing subdivision of lots 1 to 10, inc., Dale
Ward.
1Of map showing south harbor line of Savannah River,
from Randolph Street to Bilbo Canal.
1Of map showing proposed plan for making Hopkins
Street parallel with Stevens Street.
2Of plan of Johnson Square.
1Of plan of Hawthorn Park, adjoining corporate limits.
1Of plan of lot No. 1, Vernon Tything, Heathcote Ward.
1Of map of West Hill, showing streets and lanes to be
acquired by the city .
2Of plan showing part of Fortieth Street, through the
eastern part of Teynac Farm Lot Xo. 5, purchased
by the city from Youmans and Demmond in Harden
Ward.
1Of map of West Hill, showing streets to be acquired by
the citv.
__________MAYOR'S ANXUAL REPORT________143
3Of map showing part of lot 3 and all of lots 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Wadley Ward.
1Of map showing west part of lot L and K, Hardee
Ward, located on the north side of Wheaton Street,
between Randolph Street and Bilbo Canal.
3Of plan for iron grating for catch-basin.
1Of plan showing Riverside Power Station, Savannah
Power Company (Stone and Webster).
1Plan of lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, Demere Ward, showing portions of Bulloch, Thirty-sixth and Fortieth Streets.
4Of plan of the McCleskey Tract, showing its relation to
the Granger Tract.
1Of plan of outfall for the East Broad Street sewer.
2Of Seiler subdivision of Teynac Farm Lot No. 2, from
Price Street to Waters Road.
4Of plan showing right-of-way and property of the
S. A. L. Ry. Co., extending from Stiles Avenue to
S. A. L. Ry. shops.
2Of plan of Seller subdivision of Teynac Farm Lot No.
2, from Price Street to Atlantic Street.
2Of plan of Bonaventure Cemetery.
2Of map of city showing water mains.
23Of map of portion of Beaufort County, S. C.
2Of parts of lots 8, 10, 15, 19 and all of 17 Norwood
Ward, for opening Whitaker Street.
144 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
2Of part of lot 12 Norwood Ward, for opening Whitaker
Street.
2Of part of lot 14 Norwood Ward, for opening Whitaker
Street.
6Of map of subdivision of north parts of lots 43 and 44
Gibbons Ward, formerly part of Springfield plantation.
Encroachments

Encroachment in Forty-first Street Lane, east of East
Broad Street, reported to the Mayor.
Encroachment at York Street Lane and Barnard Street,
reported to the Mayor.
Opening Streets
During the past year the city acquired for opening
streets the following property:
Square Feet
East half of lot 12, of the Millen Farm lot 11, in
Schwarz Ward, for opening Thirty-first
Street _______________________ 1,250
Lot 148, of the Millen Farm lot 10, in Schwarz
Ward, for opening Thirty-first Street____ 2,424
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth
Streets and two unnamed streets in Rivers
Ward ______________________120,744
Lot 145 of the Millen Farm lot 6, in Grayson
Ward, for opening Thirty-first Street_____ 2,400
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT _____145
Part of lots 167 and 170 of the subdivision of
Teynac Farm lot 3, in Glatigny Ward, for
opening Atlantic Street ___________ 2,702.44
North strip of lot 56 of ithe Millen Farm lot 6, in
Schwarz Ward, for opening Thirty-fifth
Street _______________________ 857
Lot 278 and part of lots 276 and 280, in Harman
Ward, for opening Ott Street_________ 4,932.32
Fortieth Street, through eastern part of Teynac
Farm lot 5, in Harden Ward__________ 48,050
West part of lot 8, east part of lot 10, west part
of lot 15, all of lot 17 and east part of lot
19, all fn Norwood Ward, for opening
Whitaker Street __________________ 8,100
West part of lot 12, in Norwood Ward, for opening Whitaker Street _______________ 2,741.4
Streets and Lanes in "West Hill" as follows:
Square Feet
Oglethorpe Avenue _______________ 23,850
Hull Street ___________________ 25,425
Gary Street ____________________ 16,000
Newell Street _________________ 33,975
Lanes ______________________ 21,050
East part of lot 14, in Norwood Ward, for
opening Whitaker Street ____________ 1,306.8
Forty-seventh Street, from Florence to Hopkins,
to widen same from 60 feet to 100 feet___ 49,027.2
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City purchased lots 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77,
78, 79 and 80 in Daniell Ward, Springfield plantation _____________
Sale of Lots
The city sold strip of lot No. 65 Brownsville Ward.
The city sold the North part of lot 70 and all of lots
71 and 72 in Daniell Ward, Springfield plantation.
Recapitulation
Survey of lots for privaite parties ____________ 433
Plats of above lots for private parties__________ 310
Measurements of street paving _____________ 11
Miscellaneous measurements and surveys________ 169
Grades and lines __-___________________ 43
Grades and lines, miscellaneous _____________ 30
Grades-ami lines for sidewalks______________ 44
Street lines given during the year____________ 333
Levels of streets - - ---_ ____ 7
Levels, miscellaneous ____________________ 4
Estimates of streets _-___ 19
Estimates, miscellaneous _______________ 14
Maps and plats of lots __________________ 29
Maps and plats of streets ____ 3
Maps and plats, miscellaneous _____________ 23
Maps of wards, with historical sketch_________ 31
Profiles and cross-section, streets ____________ 2
Tracing of lots _________________________ 20
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Tracing, miscellaneous ___ 29
Blue prints _________________________- 192
Encroachments, reported __ 2
Miscellaneous reports, etc. ________ 4
Total ___________-__.-__._____1,752
Respectfully submitted
W. O'D. ROCKWELL,
City Engineer.

ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
CHIEF OF POLICE
FOR THE YEAR
1912
W. G. AUSTIN
CHIEF OF POLICE
ISO________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Mayor
GEORGE W. TIEDEMAX
Police Committee
FRANK C. BATTEY, Chairman
JULIUS B. GAUDRY
H. S. MEIXHARD
f M. J. O'LEARY
CHARLES G. WILKINSOX
Chief of Police
WILLIAM G. AUSTIN*
Lieutenants of Police
JOSEPH McCOOL
THOMAS C. MURPHY
MARVIX L. MELDRIM
Chief Detective
JOHN J. MURPHY
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 151
REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE
Savannah, Ga., January 1, 1913
To the Honorable,'the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah:
Gentlemen:
I have the honor to submit herewith the Annual Report
of the Police Department for the year 1912. I have taken
the liberty of making such suggestions and recommendations as, in my judgment, would prove beneficial to the
Department.
Arrests
During the year 10,350 arrests were made. This is a
decrease of 83 as compared with the number of arrests made
during 1911. When the steady increase in the population
of the City is taken into, consideration, I think that even
this slight decrease in the number of arrests indicates a tendency on the part of the inhabitants towards a higher regard
for the laws and ordinances than has heretofore existed.
t
Disturbances

No disturbances of any note occurred during the year.
The disorder attendant upon Christmas week in years past
has, I now believe, become only a memory. Certainly the
Christmas Eve celebration for 1912 was the most quiet of
any year since my connection with this Department. Several
152 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
letters of appreciation from merchants along Broughton
Street indicate that the work of the Department during the
Holidays appeals strongly to them.
Injuries and Assaults
The Patrolmen and horses succeeded in getting through
the year without any injuries or accidents of a serious nature.
Deaths
It is with much regret that I report the deaths during
the year of the following members of this Department:
Benjamin G. Floyd, retired Sergeant of Police; appointed during November, 1868; died February 226, 1912.
Valentine F. Schafer, Patrolman, appointed June 9,
1910; died April 18th, 1912.
A page in this report is dedicated to the memory of each
of these men.
Statistics
For the convenience of those persons interested in the
operation of this Department, a tabulated statement of the
Department's work, and what it has accomplished during
the year, is included in this report.
Roster
A roster of the force as of December 31st, 1912, showing the changes during the yearappointments, resignations, and dismissals is also included in .this report.
Discipline
The discipline of the force has been maintained and I
do not feel that there will be any retrogression in this respect.
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By their ready performance of many hours of extra
duty, particularly upon the occasion of the President's visit
here in May last, and during the Christmas Holidays, the
members of this department have proven their loyalty and
efficiency.
A feeling of good fellowship seems to exist amongst
the members of this Department and it is with pleasure that
I note the absence of the petty spites which so often beset
a large body of men. Towards their officers the men show
the utmost respect, and I am sure that every member of this
Department, gives to its interests and purposes his very
best efforts.
I wish to thank the various members of this Department for their faithful and efficient services to the City and
to assure them of my appreciation of their ever-ready willingness to perform extra duty when called upon.
Detective Department
Under the command of Chief Detective John J. Murphy,
this branch of the service has acquitted itself in a highly
satisfactory manner.
Finances
The amount expended by ithe Police Department for
1912, $131,903.64, shows a decrease as compared with the
expenditures for 1911 of $1,112.52. For the information of
those interested, an itemized statement of the expenditures
of the Department for the two years is included in this report.
Appointments
Seventeen patrolmen and one patrol wagon driver were
appointed during the year.
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Resignations
Eight patrolmen and one patrol wagon driver resigned
during the yearthe resignations in several instances were
called for, while in others, the members resigned to accept
better positions elsewhere.
Dismissals
Eight patrolmen were dismissed during the year for
various violations of the Rules and Regulations of the Department.
Recorder
I desire ito express my appreciation to the Recorder for
his heart}- co-operation and assistance.
Assistance of Mayor, Police Committee, and Council
I wish to thank His Honor, the Mayor, for his prompt
and courteous attention to the various matters it has been
necessary for me to refer to him during the year, and for
the encouragement he has given me in my efforts to give
to the City the proper police protection.
I desire to thank the members of the Committee on Police, as well as the various members of Council for the trust
and confidence reposed in me during the year.
Motor Patrol Wagon and Ambulance
In my report for 1911, I recommended the purchase of
motor equipment to replace the present horse-drawn
Patrols and Ambulances. Council, recently, in the exercise of their wise judgment, included an amount of $5,500.00
in the Police Department appropriation for 1913, for the
purchase of two Combination Automobile Patrols and Ambulances. Bids have been advertised for, and the contract
is to be awarded, provided satisfactory bids are received
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on February 12th. I wish to thank Council for their timely
consideration of my recommendation. I am quite sure that
the motor propelled vehicles will be of inestimable advantage to the department in the conduct of its work.
Recommendations
In my reports of 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, and 1911, I
recommended that a modern stable be erected. With each
succeeding year the need of a new stable becomes more
urgent. The building now in use is inadequate for present
requirements and it is not only unsanitary, but peculiarly
unsafe in the event of a fire.
Only a very small amount has been spent on this building during the past six years, for such repairs as were absolutely necessary; unless a new building is erected within a
very short time it will be necessary to spend quite a large
amount to put the present building in serviceable condition.
I urgently recommend that a sufficient sum be appropriated by Council to erect a modern stable that will properly
house the various ambulances, patrol wagons, vehicles, and
horses of the Department. I am sure that this is the most
unsightly, unsafe, and unsanitary public building in the city.
It was erected in 1859; over fifty years ago. It will therefore be readily understood that it has outlived its usefulness.
Station House
I desire to call to the special attention of Council the
urgent need of a new Station House to replace the one now
being used, which with the most casual inspection will be
shown to be entirely inadequate for the increased requirements of this Department. The old house is truly a makeshift and with its ancient style of plumbing and ventilation,
is most unsanitary, and should be replaced with a modern
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Station House with the least possible delay. With the normal number of prisoners in it, it is very much congested and
when Saturday night and Sunday, with their usual large
number of law-breakers, is reached, it becomes necessary
to put as many as six prisoners in one of the small cells.
No provision is made for the detention of women and children and they are accordingly forced to mingle with all types
of criminalsfrom the drunkard to the murderer. If, for
no other than this reason alone, I do not believe that the immediate construction of a new Station House can be too
strongly urged upon the wise judgment of Council, and I
again take the liberty of most urgently recommending the
immediate replacement of this unsanitary and poorly ventilated Station House with a new and modern one.
Increase in Force
For the past four years I have persistently and consistently recommended an increase in ithe number of patrolmen.
Council in making the Police Department appropriation for
1913, in the exercise of their wise judgment, has seen fit to
appropriate an amount sufficient to maintain a force of 100
men exclusive of Officers and Sergeants, for which I wish
to thank them.
Owing to the rapid development and growth of the
Granger and Lattimore tracts, I feel that it is my duty to
recommend a still further increase in ithe force, in order that
the territory in which these two tracts are located, may receive the proper police protection.
This is particularly true with reference to .that section
of the City during the night. The many beautiful and expensive homes recently erected in that locality offer an attractive field for the depredations of petty thieves and burglars. Experience and observation teaches me that it behooves every Police Department to keep several steps in
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 157
advance of the criminals with whom they have to contend,
who are ever on the alert for attractive opportunities to follow their calling.
I therefore urgently recommend that the Granger and
Lattimore tracts be apportioned into districts, and that patrolmen be regularly assigned to that territory for its protection and care.
Increase of Sergeants
There are at present nine duty Sergeants on the force
three of these are assigned to desk duty, one for each relief.
These three Sergeants average nine hours per day each; their
duties are for the most part, clerical, such as entering cases;
preparing bonds; posting the reliefs; receiving and registering calls from patrolmen on duty on the streets, and receiving complaints and reports. These various duties, which
are numerous as well as arduous, keep these Sergeants
closely confined to their desks.
Six Sergeants are assigned to street duty, two on each
relief; they also average nine hours per day each. They
are required to ride each division at least once during each
tour of duty and have direct supervision over all the patrolmen. In addition, their most important duty, is to preserve
order on the streets and make necessary arrests. The
record of arrests and convictions show that in nearly every
instance, the street Sergeants have exceeded the patrolmen
in the number of arrests. This is quite natural, as these
street Sergeants, act as patrolmen at will and cover the entire city limits. I cannot praise too strongly the efficiency
of this system.
I take this opportunity to most urgently recommend
that the number of street Sergeants be increased by three.
When it is taken into consideration, the absolute necessity
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for a number of patrolmen, riding or walking at will, and the
fact that the City limits are being extended yearly it becomes apparent that an increase of Sergeants is highly important, and in my judgment, based on six years' experience,
is absolutely necessary.
The pay of a Sergeant is only fifteen dollars per month
more than that of a patrolman, so the increase to three more
Sergeants will amount to but forty-five dollars per month.
Promotion in the Police Department is necessarily
slow, and this plan will permit the Chief of the Department
to recognize efficiency and ability in the ranks, and reward
worthy officers by promotion.
I therefore earnestly urge that three more Sergeants be
added to the present number.
Gamewell System
During the six years of my connection with this Department as its head, the Gamewell System has been
brought to a high state of efficiency; many new boxes have
been installed in the outlying sections of the City. Both the
underground and overhead cables have been well extended.
In my judgment it is highly necessary that this system
be extended into the two new residence tracts, and that a
sufficient number of boxes be installed in that territory to
insure it of the proper police protection which it is due.
Respectfully submitted,
W. G. AUSTIN,
Chief of Police.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 159
Number of Officers, Sergeants, Detectives, Patrolmen, and
Attaches of the Police Department as of December
31st, 1912, and Salaries of Each
1 Chief ________________________$2,600 00
1 First Lieutenant ________________ 1,680 00
1 Second Lieutenant ________________ 1,580 00
1 Third Lieutenant ________________ 1,580 00
1 Chief Detective ________________ 1,680 00
1 Detective _____________________ 1,280 00
2 Detectives _____________________ 1,220 00
2 Detectives, each __________________ 1,160 00
1 First Sergeant __________________ 1,380 00
5 Sergeants, each __________________ 1,380 00
2 Sergeants, each __________________ 1,240 00
1 Sergeant _______I______________ 1,180 00
1 Quartermaster ___________________ 1,180 00
8 Patrolmen, each ________________ 1,080 00
7 Patrolmen, each __________________ 1,020 00
18 Patrolmen, each __________________ 960 00
58 Patrolmen, each (See N. B.)__________ 900 00
1 Clerk Police Court ________________ 1,200 00
1 Clerk Police Department ____________ 1,500 00
1 Electrician (one-half salary)___________ 750 00
2 Patrol Drivers, each _______________ 840 00
1 Ambulance Driver ________________ 840 00
1 Stable Keeper __________________ 1,020 00
1 Stable Keeper (night) ______________ 720 00
1 Porter ________________ 360 00
120 Total
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Retired
2 Sergeants, each ________$ 746 66
1 Sergeant ______________________ 650 00
2 Sergeants, each __________________ 560 00
1 Private _______________________ 540 00
1 Private _______________________ 300 00
Xote:Two of the privates mentioned above as receiving $900.00 per year have two more months of the usual
probation ,to serve at $720.00 per year.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 161
Roster of the Force, December 31, 1912
NAM'E
W. G. Austin
T. McCool __
T. C. Murphy _
M. L. Meldritn-.
J. J. Murphy
T. P. Sandifprd.
Jos. A. Rossiter.
T. R. HeffernanD. J. Cronin
J. S. Hallford .
J J. Deignan
J D. Semken
J H. Lange
J Farrell ________
J J. Reilley _____
L. P. Morgan
J. J. CIancy__ .
P. J. Eivers ____
J. H. W. Umbach
E. D. Fallon _
J. C. McCarthy
W. R. MitchellP. J. Ke11y_-..._
Akin, J. M. _
Alford, M. J. R.__
Andrews, J. L. _
Barthelmess, J.B
Beach, G. E. _ _"
Becker, W. L. _
Berry, T. H. _____
Bice, W. J. ______
Blumberg, L. _ .
Brant, R. F. _____
Bradley, S. ______
Brennan, T... _
Burnett, C. B. ___
Burns, Charles..
Byrd, E. L. _ ..
Cameron. T. J..
Clearv, T. F.____
Counihan. M. J._
Cowart, C. S _
Crosby, W. F. _
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1st Lieut. _
2d Lieut. _
3d Lieut. _
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Electrician
Clerk _
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162 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Roster of the Force Continued
NAME RANK
Davis, E. F.
Davis, R- T. _____
Doherty, J. J.
Dooley, R. F. ....
Dominick, A. M._
Donaldson, R. F.
Fllis T H
Fahey, P J._
Flaherty. T. E
Fleming, M. B.__
Flynn, C. J. ___
Forehand. R. A._
Goslee. M. __
Hayes, R. J.
Herman, J. A. ...
Hodges. W. F.
Howard, H. P.
Hutto. H. \V.
Hutson. H. C. _
Ivey. A. _______
Keane, T. _______
Kearney. F. J.
Keller. C. W. _
Kelley, J. F.__
Kemp, H. H. __
Kennedy, L. S.__
Killian, J. G. __
Larisos, J. __ .___
Leech. C. F. _____
Lively. G. P.
Long, C. R. _____
Longabaugh. J.D.
Lovett. R. F.-
Lutz. E. ________
Lysaught, D.
Mallette, R. H.__
Merchant, R. E._
Milliken, J. ______
Morris, O. B. ____
Morse, W. J. __
McAcy. J. W. _
McAlpin, T. E.__
McGinley, J. J.
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MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 163
Roster of the ForceContinued
XAME
McGrath, J.-_
N'antz, L. H. __
Xichols, W. L.__
O'Neil, T. G. __
O'Reilly, J. J.___
Parker, W. C. __
Patrick, P. M. __
Price, H. L. _____
Pryor, B. R. _____
Pryor, W. A). ____
Quarterman, T.A.
Rowse, J. A. ____
Sadler, B. F. __
Sherrod, M. H.__
Slocum, G. W.__
Stephenson, C. E.
Sullivan, J. J. ____
Swift, F. S. _._
Tucker, J. R.____
Ungar, B. ._
Weber, J. A. L.__
White, J. _______
Williams, E. L.-_
Wilson, J. C. __
Wilson, T. O. _
Winn, W. S._ __
Kelly, John _____
Hennessy, J. W._
Rottenberg, J. _
Tuttlc, W. H. __
Rice, J. ________
Fraser, W. C.(c).
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164 MAYOR'S AXNUAL REPORT
OBITUARY
IN MEMORY OF
BENJ. G. FLOYD, RETIRED SERGEANT
Appointed to the Force, November, 1868
Retired June 1, 1901
Died February 22, 1912
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 165
OBITUARY
IN MEMORY OF
PATROLMAN VALENTINE F. SCHAFER
Appointed to the Force June 9, 1910
Died April 18, 1912
166 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
CHANGES IN DEPARTMENT DURING 1912
Appointments
S. Bradley ____________ Patrolman
A. Hering ________________________
A. Ivey ______-_________________
W. C. Parker _____________________
P. M. Patrick _____________________________
J. R. Tucker _____________________
W. O. Hollman ___________.._____._
M. J. R. Alford ______________.._______
H. P. Howard ____________________
H. W. Hutto _____-__________--_
L. H. Kelly __________________.._____
E. Lutz _________________________
R. E. Merchant ____________________
F. Morehead "
B. F. Sadler ______________________
J. C. Wilson __________________..______
T. O. Wilson __________________._
L. S. Kennedy ____________.____________
Resignations
L. Hicks ______--Patrolman
W. O. Hollman _____________________
A. Hering _______________________
J. W. McWhorter ___________________
L. H. Kelly ________________________
F. Morehead ______________________
O. B. Morris ______________________
W. A. Pryor ______________________
Joseph Schatz ._________Patrol Driver
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT U>7
Dismissals
E. M. North _____________________Patrolman
T. D. Futch ______________________
H. M. Walthers ________________-
O. P. Cantey ..._______.___________
H. A. Stamey ____________________
E. L. Newton ________1__________
H. Hosti ____________________-______
M. J. R. Alford __-_____-_______
Deaths
Benj. G. Floyd ________________Retired Sergeant
V. F. SchafFer _____________________Patrolman
168 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
Number of Days Lost by Each Member of the Department
on Account Sickness, Sickness in Family, Injured
on Duty, Special Leave, Excused, Vacation, Suspended, During Year 1912
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NAME j :|| ' |a.b
1 1 W. G. Austin _____ j 2 j _____
J. McCool ______ 10 1
T. C. Murphy ____ 2 ', 3
M. L. Meldrim __ _ __ _____
J. J. Murphy .......... ..J.....
T. P. Sandiford .__ _ _____
T. R. Heffernan . _ _ __ .
D. J. Cronin ___ .42
J. S. Hallford - - __ 16 _____
J. J. Deignan ___ _ 9 | _____
J. D. Semken ____ _ J .____
J. H. Lange __ __ 12 _____
J. J. Farrell _____ ! 5 ; _____
J. J. Reilley _ ___
J. J. Clancy _ ___ 2 : _____
P. J. Eivers __ __ ___ ' _ -
J H. W. Umbach __ 3 ____
E. D. Fallon ___ __ !_ _
J. C. McCarthy ___ ' 1 _ _
W. R. Mitchefl ___ i 3 _____
P. J. Kelly ___ - _ ! 22 2
Akin, J. M. _____ i ___ _____
Alford, M. J. R. ___._: 2 > .....
Barthelrness. J. B. _ ! 2 _ _.
Beach, G. E. _____ 32 __ __
Becker, W. L __ ._' 3 ' _____
Berry, T. H. _____ I 9 __ _
Bice, W. J. ___ __ ' 2 _____
Blumberg, L. _____ 1 2 j _____
Brant, R. F. _____ 1 1 3
Bradley. S. ______ ___ _____
Brennan, T. __ _ ! 2 _
Burnett, C. B. .__ _ i 3 2
Burns, C. _______ I 4 ' _____
Byrd. E. L. ___ J - _ _ _
Cameron. T. J. ._. _ 1 16 5
Cleary, T. F. _______J ___ ___
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MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 169
Number of Days Lost, Etc.Continued
NAME
Cowart, C, S. __
Crosby, W. F. ______
Davis, E. F. __ _
Davis, R. T. ___ __
Doherty, J. J. _
Dooley, R. F. __ ._
Ellis, T. H. - __ -
Fahev P T
Flaherty, T. E. ___
Fleming, M. B. ______
Flynn, C. J. _ .
Forehand, R. A. _____
Goslee, M. __________
Hayes, R. J. ___
Herman, J. LA. ____
Hodges, W. F. ______
Howard, H. P. ___
Hutto, H. W. _ .
Htitson, H. C. ____
Keane, T. __ . .
Kearney, F. J. ______
Keller, C. W. Kelly, J. T. __ - ___
Kemp, H. H. ______
Killian, J. G. -_____.
Leech, C. F. _____
Lively, G. P. ___
Long, C. R.
Longabaugh, J. D. -
Lovett, R. F. _ -
Lutz, E. _
Lysaught, D. _______
Mallette, R. H. ______ Merchant, R. E. _
Milliken, J. _____
Morris, O. B. _______
Morse, W. J. ._-__.
McAcy, J. W. ___ i McAlpin, T. E. _ 1
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1 _ . 29
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_ 33
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3 39
___ 17
170 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
Number of Days Lost, Etc.Continued
XAME
McGinley, J. J. ......
McGrath, J. ........
Nantz, L. H. __ ._._
Xichols, W. L. - _ -
O'Neil, T, G. -
O'Reilly, J. J. _______
Parker, W. C. ____
Patrick, P M
Price, H. L. ______
Pryor, B. R. __ ___
Pryor, W. A. ______
Quarterman, T. A. -
Reisen, H. __ _ __
Rowse, J. A.
Sadler, B. F. __._-
Sherrod, M. H. ___
Slocum, G W. __._
Sullivan, J. J. ______
Swift, F. S.
Tucker, J. R.
Ungar, B.
Weber, J. A. L. ____
White, J. _ - ___ -
Williams, E. L. ___
Wilson, J. C. ________
Wilson, T. O. -__
Winn, W. S _____
Kennedy, L. S. _
Kelly, John _________
Tuttle, W. H. ______
Rottenberg, J. ______
Fraser, W. C. (c) __
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___________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_______171
Number of Arrests Made by Each Member of the Department During 1912
NAME RANK jjj^jj
W. G. Austin__________Chief ____._.___._.... 83
I. McCool________-1st Lieutenant __________ 131
T. C. Murphy_________2d Lieutenant___________ 168
M. L. Meldrim________3d Lieutenant ___________ 73
J. J. Murphy________Chief Detective _________ 327
P. J. Eivers__________Detective _____________ 237
J. H. W. Umbach__.___Detective ___________ 233
E. D. Fallen ___Detective ____________ 393
J. C. McCarthy_______Detective _____________ 215
W. R. Mitchell_________Detytive ______.._._.. 288
D. J. Cronin_.____-1st Sergeant __________ ..
J. S. Hallford_________Sergeant ______________ 156
J. J. Deignan__________Sergeant _______________ 181
J. D .Semken_________Sergeant ______________ 2
J. H. LangeSergeant ____ 89
J. T- FarrellSergeant __-_________ 133
J. J. Reilley__________.Sergeant ______________ 4
J. J. Clancy__________Sergeant ______________ 148
L. P. Morgan_______Sergeant ______________ 154
P. J. Kelly________Quartermaster _________._ 7
Akin, J. M.Patrolman ..___ 55
Alford, M. J. R..______Patrolman ____________ 17
Andrews, J. L.Patrolman ___ 125
Barthelmess, J. B.Patrolman ______________ 61
Beach, G. E.__________Patrolman _____________ 35
Becker, W. L._________Patrolman _____________ 8
Berrv. T. H.__________Patrolman _____________ 90
Bice, W. J.___________Patrolman ____________ 190
Blumberg, L._________Patrolman ____________ 68
Brant, R. F._________Patrolman ____________ 69
Bradley, S.__________Patrolman _____________ 38
Brennan, T._________Patrolman ___________ 66
Burnett, C. B._________Patrolman ____________ 36
Burns, C.____________Patrolman ____________ 431
Byrd, E. L-_________Patrolman ____________ 111
Cameron, T. J.._______Patrolman ____________ 87
Cleary, T. F._________Patrolman _____________ 41
Counihan, M. J._____Patrolman ___________ 131
Cowart, C. 'S._______Patrolman _____________ 110
Crosby, W. F._________Patrolman _____________ 143
Davis, E. F._________Patrolman ____________ 3
Davis, R. T.___________Patrolman ______________ 18
Doherty, J. J|_________Patrolman ____________ 533
Dooley, R. F._________Patrolman _____________ 86
Dominick, (A1. M. ______.Patrolman ___________ 129
Donaldson, R. F.______Patrolman _____________ 20
Ellis, T. H.____________Patrolman ______________ 86
Fahey, P. J.___________Patrolman ______________ 36
Flaherty, T. E.________Patrolman _____________ 47
172 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Number of Arrests MadeContinued
NAME RANK
Fleming, M. B.~_____---Patrolman _____________ 221
Flynn, C. J.___Patrolman _____________ 36
Forehand, R. A.Patrolman __________ 48
Goslee, M.___Patrolman ____________ 173
Hayes, R. J._______Patrolman _..__________ 214
Herman', J. A. Patrolman _________ 74
Hodsres, W. F._______Patrolman ______________ 100
Howard, H. P._______Patrolman ______________ 35
Hutto, H. W.__________Patrolman ____________ 17
Hutson, H. C.______Patrolman ______________ 48
Ivey, A. Patrolman -_____ 26
Keane, T.__Patfplman ______________ 84
Kearney, F. J.Patrolman ____________ 122
Keller, C. W._______Patrolman __________ 39
Kelly. J. T.___________Patrolman _____________ 61
Kemp, H. H.___-___Patrolman ____________ 133
Killian, J. G.~_--Patrolman ______________ 74
Larisos, J. Patrolman __-______ 47
Leech, C. F.Patrolman __________ 58
Lively, G. P. Patrolman _______ 55
Lonfr. C. R.__________Patrolman _____________ 106
Longabaugh, J. D.___Patrolman ____________ 107
Lovett, R. F.__________Patrolman _____________ 50
Lutz, E. _ Patrolman _ . .___ 12
Lysaught, I>. Patrolman __ 15
Mallette, R. H._______-.Patrolman _____________ 58
Merchant, R. E.________Patrolman _____________ 9
Milliken, J.___________Patrolman ____________ 32
Morse, W. J._________Patrolman ____________ 104
Morris, O. B.__________Patrolman _____________ 77
McAcy, J. W.__________Patrolman ______________ 242
McAlpin, T. E.________Patrolman ____________ 44
McGinley, J. J._________Patrolman ______________ 82
McGrath, J.__________Patrolman ____________ 79
Nantz, L. H._________Patrolman _____________ 73
Nichols, W. L,________Patrolman ____________ 30
O'Neil, T. G._________Patrolman _____________ 135
O^eilly, J. J._________Patrolman ____________ 94
Parker, W. C.__________Patrolman ______________ 34
Patrick, P. M._________Patrolman ____________ 37
Price. H. L.___________Patrolman ______________ 13
Pryor, B. R.__________Patrolman ____________ 20
Pryor, W. A._________Patrolman -______ 63
Ouarterman, T. A.______Patrolman ___ 74
Reisen, H.___________Patrolman __ 31
Rowse, J. A.________-..Patrolman 71
Sadler, B. F.__________Patrolman ________ 16
Sherrod, M. H.________Patrolman _______ 138
Slocum, G. W.________Patrolman ____ 97
Stephenson, C. E._______Patrolman -___ 163
Sullivan, J. J._________Patrolman ______ 58
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 173
Number of Arrests Made Continued
NAME RANK ie58f
Swift, S. S. ____________ Patrolman _____________ 94
Tucker, J. R ____ __ Patrolman ____________ 19
Ungar, B. ___ Patrolman _ _____________ 21
Webr, J. A. L. ___ _ Patrolman ____________ 207
White, J. _ - ___ . Patrolman ______ _ ___ _ 65
Williams, E. L. ___ - ____ Patrolman _____________ 51
Wilson, J. C. __ Patrolman _____________ 14
Wilson, T. O. _______ Patrolman ____________ 22
Winn, W. S. ____ ____ Patrolman __ - ___ - _____ 87
Kennedy. L. S. Patrolman _
Tuttle, W. H. __ _ Patrolman ____________ 20
McGrath, J. H. _ Patrolman _____________ 143
McBride, J. E. - - Patrolman _____________ 34
Newton, E. L. ___ __ Patrolman __ 43
Stamey, H. A. Patrolman 7
Herring, A. __ __ Patrolman _ __ -_ ____ 7
Morehead, F. _ __ ___ Patrolman _ _ _ _ __ 4
Rice, J. _ _ _ Patrol Wagon Driver 1
Total Number of Arrests During 1912
White women __ _ __ _ 223
White men _________________________ 3,037
Negro women _ ___ _ _ __ __ 1,500
Negro men _ _ _ _ __ _ _ 5,159
Minors _ _ __ - _ _ 431
Total ________________________10,350
174 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Arrests Each Month
MOXTH
January _________ .
March ____ _. _ .
April __ ___ __ .
May __..._. _ .... _ ..
June . . .
July ________.
August _____ .
September ____ ...
October ___ __ .
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. _ .i 471
___ i 589 _ | 463
...I 455
. ___ 1 557
_. _ 1 638
1 792
. ___ ! 836
_. _ ! 458
. ___ ! 490 i
___ 1 6,659
Whites
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296
222
225
267
316 i'n
292
203
194
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32
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789
783
910
731
712
878
984
1,263
1,152
693
714
10,350
Disposition of Above Cases
Sentenced in Recorder's Court __________
Dismissed in Recorder's Court _______________
Sentenced and sentence suspended by Recorder.
Turned over to Superior Court____________
Turned over to City Court ______________
Turned over to Ordinary's Court _____________
Turned over to various County Sheriffs _______
Turned over to foreign vessels ____________
Turned over to Army and Navy __________
Turned over to Juvenile Court ________
Suspicious characters _____________.____
Lodgers __-__________
4,683
3,146
162
211
766
36
87
50
37
70
725
377
Total __________________________10,350
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 175
Fines Collected in Police Court During the Year 1912
January ____..___________________$ 1,768 15
February ________________________ 2,376 85
March _________________________ 1,913 90
April __________________________ 2,524 75
May ___.__..____._____-____ 1,771 40
June ______________________________ 2,196 55
July _______________._._______ 2,119 20
August ____ 1,865 05
September _______________________ 1,934 7;
October ______________________. 2,951 25
November _^____________________ 2,649 90
December ____.__________________ 1,519 10
Total ______________________$25,590 85
Statement of Fines Collected in Police Court for Each Year
From 1902 to 1912, inclusive:
1902 _______________________-__$ 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
1909 _____________________________ 19,332 01
1910 ___________________________ 23,562 20
1911 ____________________.____ 25,200 35
1912 _________________________ 25,590 85
176________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
Cause of Arrest
Abandonment of wife and children______ 1
Adultery and Fornication ____ 6
Aiding a convict to escape _-- 2
Arson __________________ 2
Assault and Battery ___________________ 76
Assault with intent to murder ______ 66
Assault with intent to rape ________ 2
Assaulting and Stabbing __________ %
Attempting to wreck a railroad train 1
Attempted Burglary ______________ 9
Allowing vicious dogs to run at large ________ 3
Breaking and entering a railroad car _____ 7
Burglary ____________________________ 90
Carrying concealed weapons __--_-_____ 76
Carrying a pistol without a license ____ 10
Cheating and Swindling 62
Contempt of Court ____________ 44
Cruelty to Animals _______________ 30
Cruelty to Children _____________________ 5
Cow stealing _________ _____ 5
Deserters from Army and Xavy __._ 37
Deserters from Foreign Vessels 50
Disorderly conduct ________ 3,0%
Drunk and Disorderly ___________________ 1.785
Entering a house with intent to steal____ 1
Escaped Convicts _ 37
Fast and Reckless Driving _____ 3
Forgery _______ 10
Fugitives from justice ___ 87
Gambling ___________________________ 295
Horse Stealing _1__ 5
Impersonating an officer _____ 1
Infanticide 1
Involuntary manslaughter ________ 10
Keeping a disorderly house__ 7
Keeping a lewd house ______ 3
________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_______177
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Cause of ArrestsContinued
Keeping and maintaining a gambling house___ 6
Keeping a gambling device for hazarding of money 11
Larceny after trust _____________________ 58
Larceny from the house ________ 130
Larceny from the person ______________ 28
Larceny over the value of Fifty Dollars _____ 13
Larceny, simple ______________ 551
Loitering on the streets __ 325
Licentiousness ___ 1
Lodgers over night _____________________ 377
Lunacy __________ 36
Malicious mischief ___________ 6
Murder _______________________ 17
Mayhem __________________________ 1
Public indecency ______________________ 2
Pointing a pistol not in own defense ___.______ 37
Rape ____________________________ 6
Receiving goods under false pretense _________ 3
Refusing to assist an officer ________________ 1
Receiving stolen goods ________________ 4
Robbery by force _____________________ 45
Shooting at another not in own defense________ 3
Shooting on public highway_______________ 4
Stealing a ride on a railroad train ____________ 27
Seduction __________________________ 1
Sodomy ___________________ 4
Suspicious characters __________________ 725
Vagrancy __________________ 17
Violating City Ordinance _______ 918
Violating Traffic Ordinance _______________ 759
Violating Prohibition Law ___ 40
Violating State Drug Law ____ 3
Violating State Game Law _.__ 5
Violating Stalte Health Law ______________ 10
Violating State Board-Bill Law ___________ 27
Violating State LawSelling liquor to minors____ 1
178________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
Cause of ArrestsContinued
Vioating State Automobile License Law__ 2
Violating State Law; carrying a deadly weapon in
Court Room _.___.._.___ 1
Violating Automobile Ordinance ____________ 3
Violating Garbage Ordinance ________ 1
Wife beating ________________________ 8
Obtaining money under false pretenses________ 1
Attempting to pick a pocket_______________ 1
Total arrests _______________10,350
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 179
Ambulance Calls for Year 1912
MONTH
January
February __ _ ___
Aoril
July ______________
October
Total .._..___.._..._......_...
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26
29
24
26
28
35
30
31
46
37
28
22
362
Negroes
61
48
51
45
47
43
50
42
52
59
39
54
591
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77
75
71
75
78
80
73
98
96
67
76
953
180________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES
OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE YEAR
1912, AS COMPARED WITH THE EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR 1911
Receipts
Appropriation for 1912 ______________$134,000 00
Union Station _____________________ 1,800 00
Sales of property and empty sacks; services of
patrolmen; unclaimed prisoners' money;
station house fees, and telegrams and long
distance telephone messages collected for_ 979 28
Total _______________________$136,779 28
Expenses
1911 1912
Salaries ______________$115,271 62 $114,557 61
Horse Feed .___________ 5,056 41 4,784 18
Horses _______________ 365 00 __________
Horse Shoeing __________ 607 07 659 88
Veterinary Services ________ 427 92 332 75
Uniforms ______________ 2,743 70 3,638 92
Prisoners' Rations ________ 1,317 17 1,601 40
General Improvements and Repairs _________ - ___ 679 74 465 80
General Supplies _________ 1,330 65 1,084 66
Property ______________ 120 78 104 00
Lights ________________ 366 10 494 80
Fuel _______________ 177 50 414 75
Telephone rental _________ 368 34 451 29
Printing, Stationery, etc._____ 155 18 106 30
Gamewell System _________ 141 48 39 68
Postage and telegrams ______ 141 31 190 86
___________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_______181
Insurance ______________ 110 00 50 00
Expense, Chief, Convention __ 150 00 150 00
Incidentals ____________ 645 06 507 06
Purchase of one motorcycle, and
maintenance of three motorcycles and one automobile ______________ 2,841 13 2,269 70
Totals _____________$133,016 16 $131,903 64
Balance turned in to City Treasurer____$ 4,875 64
Expenses of the Department for the Past Eight Years and
Estimated Expenses for 1913
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
Expenses of Department for 1909________ 132,925 31
Expenses of Department for 1910________ 131,400 47
Expenses of Department for 1911________ 133,016 16
Expenses of Department for 1912________ 131,903 64
Amount appropriated, for 1913____ 144,000 00
Special appropriation for purchase of two combination, automobile paitrol wagons and ambulances ______________________ 5,500 00
Inventory of Property
Police Department Grounds _________$ 60,000 00
Police Headquarters Building ________ 25,000 00
Police Outbuildings ______________ 12,000 00
Gamewell System ______________ 23,750 00
1 Automobile _____-____ 650 00
3 Motorcycles _. ._______________ 300 00
31 Horses __ - __________________ 4,688 75
182 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
2 Patrol Wagons _________________ 100 00
2 Ambulances ___________________ 100 00
1 Buckboard ___________________ 50 00
1 Supply Wagon _________________ 75 00
5 Sets Single Harness______________ 75 00
2 Sets Double Harness ___________ 75 00
42 Springfield Rifles ________________ 400 00
42 Winchester Rifles ______________ 400 00
115 Revolvers ____________________ 900 00
32 Saddles, Bridles, and Blankets ________ 750 00
4 Roller Top Desks ______________ 300 00
4 Small Desks ___________________ 80 00
1 Flat Top Desk, Standing __________ 55 00
1 Steel Filing Cabinet ______________ 250 00
1 Wood Filing Cabinet _____________ 40 00
1 Small Filing Cabinet _____________ 15 00
1 Remington Typewriter (tabulator) _*_ 90 00
1 Prisoners' Property Cabinet _________ 60 00
110 Clothes Lockers __________ - ______ 440 00
30 Prisoners' Blankets _______________ 60 00
2 Iron Safes _________________. 140 00
1 Large Table ___-___________-_ 175 00
6 Small Tables ________L_______ 80 00
7 Revolving Desk Chairs _________ 100 00
11 Leather Back Chairs ______________ 120 00
69 Court Room Chairs ______________ 140 00
7 Stoves for Heating __________ 155 00
1 Cooking Stove and Utensils ________ 20 00
3 Clocks __________..__-______ 50 00
1 Steel Clothes Locker _____________ 50 00
1 Medicine Chest and Contents _ 25 00
5 Electric Fans ___,___ 120 00
1 Art Square ______ 15 00
8 Rugs _______________________ 20 00
3 Foot Mats ___________________ 5 00
52 Cuspidors ______________ 35 00
1 Lounge ___-_______ 30 00
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1 Bookcase ___________________ 40 00
1 Steel Bookcase ________________ 75 00
20 Window Shades _________________ 5 00
Floor Coverings ________________ 150 00
Pictures, Mirrors, etc. ____________ 50 00
1 Ice Box _____________________ 5 00
2 Water Coolers _________________ 5 00
2 Pair Handcuffs _________________ 10 00
2 Bicycles equipped with speedometers 100 00
12 Pair Pillows __________________ 30 00
34 Sabres _____________________ 100 00
50 Webb Cartridge Belts ____________ 50 00
100 Wreaths ____________________ 65 00
25 Club Sockets __________________ 15 00
100 Badges ______________________ 50 00
100 Clubs ____.._______________ 75 00
100 Whistles _____________________ 25 00
1 Letter Press and Copying Outfit______ 10 00
27 Yale Locks __________________ 30 00
2 Wheelbarrows _________________ 10 00
Total _____________________$132,883 75
1 Mimeograph Machine ____________
1 Heater ^for both rooms____________
1 Boiler jfor both rooms______________
3 Shower Baths _________________________
7 Beds and 7 Mattresses_______

TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
PAID FIRE DEPARTMENT
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
DECEMBER 31. 1912
THOMAS BALLANTYNE
SUPERINTENDENT
186 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
FIRE COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF SAVANNAH
FOR THE YEAR 1912
R. M. HULL, Chairman
C. G. WILKINSON CRAIG BARROW
J. H. H. ENTLEMAN J. F. SULLIVAN
FIRE DEPARTMENT
THOMAS BALLANTYNE_________Chief Engineer
J. J. CON NOLLY______First Assistant Chief Engineer
A. J. TOSHACH_____Second Assistant Chief Engineer
P. F. CURRY______________Clerk and Storekeeper
T. P. SANDIFORD______Superintendent Fire Alarm
E. J. BURNS__Superintendent of Machinery
E. O. KESSLER______________Electric Inspector
F. J. KILROY_-__________________Fire Inspector
D. S. O'CONNOR_____1____Assistant Fire Inspector
J. P. KAVANAUGH______Chauffeur to Chief Engineer
W. F. CARRICK________Chauffeur to Chief Engineer
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 187
CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT
(Office of the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department.)
Savannah, Ga., January 1st, 1913
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah :
Gentlemen:
I have the honor to submit my sixth annual report of
the operations and conditions of the Fire Department of the
City for the year ending December 31st, 1912; this report
being the Twenty-third Annual Report of the Paid Fire Department.
The total force of the Department at the close of the
year was one hundred (100) men, as follows:
1 Chief Engineer.
1 First Assistant Chief Engineer.
1 Second Assistant Chief Engineer.
1 Clerk and Storekeeper.
1 Superintendent of Fire Alarm.
1 Electric Inspector.
1 Fire Inspector.
1 Assistant Fire Inspector.
1 Superintendent of Machinery.
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3 Chauffeurs.
7 Foremen of Engine Companies.
7 Assistant Foremen of Engine Companies.
1 Assistant Foreman of Truck Company.
1 Foreman of Chemical Company.
1 Assistant Foreman of Chemical Company
7 Engineers of Pumpers.
20 Drivers.
2 Tillermen.
42 Firemen.
During the year the following changes were made.
1 Assistant Superintendent Machinery Resigned.
2 Assistant Foremen made Engineers.
2 Firemen made Assistant Foremen.
1 Engineer reduced to Fireman.
1 Engineer retired on Pension.
1 Fireman retired on Pension.
1 Engineer appointed.
9 Firemen Resigned.
3 Firemen Dismissed.
14 Firemen Appointed.
Leaving the force one hundred (100) men, the number
authorized by City Ordinance.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 189
FORCE BY COMPANIES
Fire Station No. 1
518-520-522 Broughton Street, East
Name Capacity In Service
R. J. O'Keefe _______Foreman __________ 5 Years
J. F. Heartnoll Asst Foreman 3 Years
S. W. Peck _________Engineer ________ 7 Years
M. J. Roach ______Driver Pumper ____12 Years
Thos. J. Duffy ______Driver Wagon ____ 3 Years
J. A. McGrath ______Hoseman ___12 Years
Thomas Welsh ______Hoseman ________ 9 Years
Thos. J. Ryan ______Hoseman ________ 4 Years
C. R. Greene _______Hoseman _____ 2 Years
F. A. Leonard ______Hoseman ________ 1 Year
Fire Station No. 2
Indian and West Broad Streets
Name Capacity In Service
Thos. Fogarty ____Foreman __14 Years
Jas. J. Whalen ______Asst. Foreman __ 9 Years
G. F. Kilroy ________Engineer ________ 8 Years
G. J. Campsen ______Driver Pumper 4 Years
L. F. Henderson ____Driver Wagon ____14 Years
Jno. Higgins _______Driver Truck 5 Years
Jno. W. Whalen _____Tillerman 6 Years
M. F. Harvey ______Hoseman _ 6 Years
R. P. Sheahan ______Hoseman 3 Years
J. B. Thompson ______Hoseman _ 2 Years
B. Wolfson ________Hoseman 1 Year
W. J. Powers _______Hoseman __ 1 Year
B. McCabe ________Hoseman _______ 7 Months
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Fire Station No. 3
(Headquarters)
Oglethorpe Avenue and Abercorn Street
Name Capacity In Service
C. V. Egense _____Foreman ___28 Years
J. C. Hirt _________Asst. Foreman _____ 7 Years
C. D. Henderson ___Engineer _ 6 Months
J. H. Bell _________Driver Pumper ____ 4 Years
S.Ward __________Driver Wagon _____ 2 Years
J. P. Duffy ________Hoseman ______16 Years
C. Christensen ______Hoseman _-14 Years
J. C. Sheahan ___.Hoseman 9 Years
Wm. Kearney ______Hoseman 1 Year
Wm. D. Meehan _____Hoseman ____ 1 Year
Fire Station No. 4
606 Barnard Street
Name Capacity In Service
M. F. Morehead _____Foreman ________14 Years
T. G. Kearney ______Asst. Foreman ____ 9 Years
W. F. White ________Engineer ________ 7 Years
T. J. Fogarty _______Driver Pumper 7 Years
Geo. C. Donnelly ____Driver Truck ____22 Years
W. H. Remley ______Hoseman _11 Years
W. T- Futch ________Hoseman _______14 Years
J. J. Broderick ______Hoseman _ 2 Years
T. A. Moore _____Hoseman 2 Years
Thos. J. Ryan ____Hoseman 5 Months
C. H. Zace ________Hoseman _____ 7 Months
Fire Station No. 5
11 Henry Street, East
Name Capacity In Service
E.T. Morrissey _Foreman 11 Years
Jas. Hunter ________Asst. Foreman 5 Years
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L .D. Walsh Engineer 6 Years
J. N. Egense Driver Pumper ____ 5 Years
W. J. Hanlon Driver Wagon ____ 2 Years
J. O'Leary ________Hoseman _______19 Years
M. F. Sullivan _Hoseman _______10 Years
C. D. Quarles ___Hoseman _______ 2 Years
Fritz Goritz ________Hoseman _______ 9 Years
B. Blumberg __Hoseman ______ 5 Months
Fire Station No. 6
Thirty-eighth and Barnard Streets
Name Capacity In Service
C. M. Burnham _____Foreman ________16 Years
J. H. Alien _Asst. Foreman ____ / Years
L. Trebony ____Engineer ________23 Years
W. L. DuFour Driver Pumper __ 4 Years
W. J. Cleary ________Driver Truck _____28 Years
J. J. Hearn ___Hoseman _______16 Years
F. H. Thompson ___Hoseman _______17 Years
J. C. Bailey ___Hoseman _______ 8 Years
J. P. Mahoney _______Hoseman _______ 1 Year
E. M. Bart ____Hoseman _______ 6 Months
Fire Station No. 7
Gwinnett and Paulsen Streets
Name Capacity In Service
D. P. Murphy ______Foreman ________14 Years
B. Leddy __________Asst. Foreman ____14 Years
W. J. Barrett _-_____Engineer ________ 4 Years
J. J. Buttimer _____Driver Pumper __ 4 Years
W. W. Pringle ______Driver Truck _____21 Years
J. C. Henderson Hoseman 8 Years
J. J. Fitzpatrick _____Hoseman __ 7 Years
J. P. Owens ________Hoseman __ 3 Years
J. W. Witte ________Hoseman _______ 3 Years
E. M. Keenan _______Hoseman __ 2 Years
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Chemical Co. No. 1
(Headquarters)
Oglethorpe Avenue and Abercorn Street
Xame Capacity In Service
J. Murphy ________Foreman ________12 Years
G. E. Johnson _Asst. Foreman __12 Years
R. B. Hearn ________Driver _________13 Years
D. V. Whitaker _____Hoseman ________13 Years
A. Smith ________Hoseman _______ 2 Years
Truck Co. No. 1
(Headquarters)
Oglethorpe Avenue and Abercorn Street
Name Capacity In Service
T. Flynn ____ Asst. Foreman 14 Years
P. E. Forehan ____ Driver __________ 5 Years
F. F. Black ______ Tillerman _________ 4 Years
E. V. Pacetti _Ladderman _______14 Years
J. R. Wohonka _ Ladderman ________ 6 Years
G. F. Byrnes ___-_ Ladderman ________ 4 Years
B. F. Potter ____ Ladderman ________ 1 Year
W. G. Fitzgerald ___.Ladderman _______ 7 Months
J. P. Chaplin, Jr. ___.Driver 1st Asst. Buggy 2 Years
Albert Hirt ______ Driver 2nd Asst. Auto_ 3 Years
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
APPROPRIATION, 1912
Fire Department and Uniforms
Expenditures
Salaries _ _ _ $
Printing and Stationery __ _
Feed for Stock ________
Horse Shoeing _ __
Treatment of Sick Stock _ _ _
Additional Stock
Harness and Repairs to Same _
Repairs to Apparatus
Additional Apparatus
Engine Coal and Wood _ _
Stove and Heater Coal and WoodGas and Illuminating Oil _ _ _
Lubricating Oil and Waste _ _ _
Soda and Acid _ _ __ _ _ _
Beds and Bedding for Men
Miscellaneous Shop Tools __
Furniture and Fixtures _ ___
Implements of the Service _ --
Paints, Varnish, etc. _ __
Repairs to Buildings _ -
Additional Hose __ _
Boxes, Instruments, Wire Tools,
etc. _ ____ _ __
Telephone Rent __ __ _ ____
Cleaning Tools, etc. _ _ _
Repairs to Heaters _ _
Ice ___ ___ ...
Surgeon's Fees _ _ _ _ __ -
Rent of Houses _ _ _ _
Incidentals ____ _ _ _ -
Uniforms __ _____ _ ___
1911
96,769 41
130 90
5,405 05
666 85
346 90
1,650 00
79 55
1,265 98
5,100 24
50 20
1,193 00
912 89
210 51
81 79
318 00
164 48
773 46
115 03
710 71
1,220 00
692 93
115 32
406 33
88 05
100 00
75 00
60 00
445 08
3,671 20
193
-$117,500 00
1912
$100,846 62
221 50
2,150 97
259 91
82 75
28 00
1,282 08
692 50
1,453 04
438 62
81 48
16 75
913 99
93 48
260 06
194 35
373 11
1.080 00
614 15
124 32
358 76
23 61
125 00
10 00
10 00
377 24
3,436 05
Totals _____________$122,818 86 $115,548 34
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RECEIPTS FOR 1912
Electric Inspector's Fees _______________$1,897 50
Sale of JK horse ____________________ 25 00
Sale of Empty Sacks _________________ 12 75
Sale of Old Hose ____________________ 4 30
Sale of Old Poles __________.._______ 5 00
Sale of Empty Barrels ______________ 36 10
Refund of Freight charges on Hose Clamps ___ 1 10
Sale of Empty Cement Sacks ____________ 9 50
Refund from Underwriters on 6 tons Coal_____ 36 00
Sale of Hose Wagon _________________ 396 06
Sale of Old Engines __________________ 2,000 00
Total ______________________$4,423 31
Turned Over to Department Public Works
13 horses, 1 wagon, 5 blankets, harness, etc., at
a cost of _____-________-__________$2,814 00
Total ________________._______$7,237 31
Total Appropriation, 1912 _______$117,500 00
Total Expenditures, 1912 ____________ 115,548 34
Balance _______________________$ 1,951 66
Receipts _________ 7,237 31
Net Balance ________________$ 9,188 97
ESTIMATED VALUE OF DEPARTMENT
PROPERTY
Fire Station No. 1__________________$ 28,000 00
Fire Station Xo. 2_________________ 36,195 00
Fire Station No. 3__________________ 28,000 00
Fire Station No. 4__________________ 28,514 00
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Fire Station No. 5__________________ 28,000 00
Fire Station No. 6__________________ 18,250 00
Fire Station No. 7__________________ 32,800 00
Truck Company No. 1______________ 25,000 00
Chemical Co. No. 1_________________ 18,000 00
Fire Alarm System ________________ 42,500 00
Miscellaneous _______________ 6,000 00
Total __________.__________$291,259 00
EXPENSES BY STATIONS
Fire Station No. 1__________________$ 10,959 58
Fire Station No. 2__________.:______ 13,852 38
Fire Station No. 3__________________ 10,813 52
Fire Station No. 4________________ 12,406 17
Fire Station No. 5__________________ 10,778 39
Fire Station No. 6__________________ 11,108 95
Fire Station No. 7__________________ 11,097 32
Chemical Co. No. 1_________________ 5,509 27
Truck Company No. 1_______________ 10,071 69
Fire Alarm ______________________ 1,402 85
Electric Fee _____________________ 1,622 89
General ________________________ 15,237 06
Supplies ________________________ 688 27
Total _____________________$115,548 34
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DESCRIPTION OF ROLLING STOCK
Auto Pumpers, American LaFrance Fire Engine Company,
Manufacturers
Engine No. 1Auto Pumper, Type 12, 100 H. P., develop 110 H. P., 6 cylinders.
Engine No. 2Auto Pumper, Type 12, 100 H. P., develop 110 H. P., 6 cylinders.
Engine No. 3Auto Pumper, Type 12, 100 H. P., develop 110 H. P., 6 cylinders.
Engine No. 4Auto Pumper, Type 12, 100 H. P., develop 110 H. P., 6 cylinders.
Engine No. 5Auto Pumper, Type 12, 100 H. P., develop 110 H. P., 6 cylinders.
Engine No. 6Auto Pumper, Type 12, 100 H. P., develop 110 H. P., 6 cylinders.
Engine No. 7Auto Pumper, Type 12, 100 H. P., develop 110 H. P., 6 cylinders.
Reserve Steam Engines
Engine No. 1First Size Double Pump, LaFrance.
Engine No. 2Double Extra First Size, Double Pump,
LaFrance.
Engine No. 3First Size Double Pump, LaFrance.
Auto Combinations, American LaFrance Fire Engine
Company, Manufacturers
No. 1Auto Chemical-Wagon Type 10, 48 H. P., develop 73 H. P., 4 cylinders.
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No. 2Auto Chemical-Wagon Type 10, 48 H. P., develop 73 H. P., 4 cylinders.
No. 3Auto Chemical-Wagon Type 10, 48 H. P., develop 73 H. P., 4 cylinders.
No. 5Auto Chemical-Wagon Type 5, 48 H. P., develop 73 H. P., 4 cylinders.
(See Combinations)
Auto Chemical Engine, American LaFrance Fire Engine
Company, Manufacturers
No. 1Auto Chemical Engine, Triple Tanks, 2 of 50
gallons and 1 of 40 gallons. Type 10, 48 H. P., develop 73
H. P., 4 cylinders.
Reserve Chemical Engine
No. 1Chemical Engine (horse driven). One Holloway Double Tank, 85 gallons each.
Hook and Ladder Trucks
No. 1American LaFrance Aerial Extension 75 feet.
No. 2Hayes' Aerial Extension, 55 feet.
No. 3Leverich Wood Frame Tiller Truck, 52 feet extension.
No. 4Rumsey's and Go's. Light Steel Frame City
Truck. (See Combinations.)
No. 5Savannah Fire Department Make, Light Steel
Frame City Truck. (See Combinations.)
Combinations
No. 1Auto Chemical-wagon, one Babcock 40 gallon
Tank under seat.
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No. 2Auto Chemical-wagon, one Babcock 40 gallon
Tank under seat.
No. 3Auto Chemical-wagon, one Babcock 40 gallon
Tank under seat.
No. 5Auto Chemical-wagon, one Babcock 40 gallon
Tank under seat.
Truck No. 4Tank from Holloway Combination hung
under Truck Frame.
Truck No. 5Originally No. 5 Combination Wagon,
running gear converted by this Department into a City
Truck, one 65 gallon Hotloway Chemical Tank placed under
Truck Frame.
Supply and Gasoline Wagons
Two one-horse small wagons.
One one-horse small wagon equipped with gasoline
tank and turret nozzle.
Officers' Vehicles
One Chief Engineer's Stevens-Duryea Automobile, 24
H. P.
One First Assistant Chief Engineer's four wheel buggy.
One Second Assistant Chief Engineer's Automobile,
Hudson, 20 H. P.
Electric Fee
One, one-horse, four wheel, top buggy.
Hose
On January 1st, 1912, the department owned 16,300 feet
of Hose, since that date 200 feet of 2j4-inch hose was added.
During the year 11 lengths 2j/a hose was condemned
and turned over to City Departments.
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The inventory of hose December 31st, 1912, shows 16,-
950 feet on hand, classed as follows:
Very Good _._________________14,000 feet
Chemical, Very Good __________ 1,700 feet
2/l 2 and Chemical, Very Poor_____ 1,250 feet
Total ______________________16,950 feet
Motor Apparatus Received
Since the last report the remaining 4 pumpers were
received by February 1st, 1912, and placed in service at
Stations Nos. 4, 5, 6, and 7 motorizing the entire department
with exceptions of Trucks, which are horse driven.
Horses
On January 1st, 1912, there were in service 30 horses in
the department, during the year 16 horses were replaced by
motor and disposed of as follows: 1 sold, 1 died, 1 turned
over to citizen whose horse had been killed by apparatus,
13 turned over to the Department of Public Works.
We have now 14 horses in the department.
Repairs to Apparatus '
Pumper No. 1One new bumper, straightening front
axle, repairing spring and circulating pipe and minor repairs.
Wagon No. 1One new bumper and minor repairs.
Pumper No. 2One new bumper, facing pump, welding
crank in auto cylinder and one new engine complete.
Wagon No. 2One new bumper and minor repairs.
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Pumper No. 3One new bumper, repairing radiator and
minor repairs.
Wagon No. 3One new bumper.
Pumper No. 4One new bumper, drilling crank spindle
and making pin, repairing radiator and minor repairs.
Pumper No. 5One new bumper and minor repairs.
Wagon No. 5One new bumper, one new engine complete and minor repairs.
Pumper No. 6One new bumper, straightening axle,
repairing spring and minor repairs.
Pumper No. 7Minor repairs.
Chemical Co. No. 1One new bumper, repairs to
wheel, straightening axle, and minor repairs.
Truck No. 1Repairs to steering rod and minor repairs.
Truck No. 2One new foot-board and repairs to singletree.
Truck No. 3Remodelled and repainted.
Truck No. 4Minor repairs.
Truck No. 5Minor repairs.
Chief's AutoGeneral repairs, out of service during
year, 8 days.
First Assistant Chief's BuggyGeneral repairs.
Second Assistant Chief's AutoThis auto was turned
over to this department by the Health Department; it was
given a general overhauling and turned over to the Second
Assistant Chief.
Electric Inspector's BuggyTwo new tires and minor
repairs.
Supply WagonsMinor Repairs.
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Injuries to Employes
January 25thC. M. Burnham, Foreman Engine Co.
No. 6, chemical hose dropping through scuttle hole, nozzle
struck back of hand, breaking third finger of right hand, at
Box 131. No time lost.
February 3rdW. J. Futch, Hoseman, Engine Co. No.
4, Horse "Bob H", stepped on foot bruising same, off duty
14 hours, company was answering a telephone alarm.
May 12thWm. Kearney, Hoseman, Engine Co. No. 3,
while at work at fire at A. C. L. wharves, play pipe got away
and striking him on the ankle badly bruised the same, off
duty 8 days.
August 1stH. J. Corley, Hoseman, Engine Co. No. 5,
while responding to a false alarm from Box 142, Montgomery and 42nd Sts., fell off pumper No. 5, breaking his collar
bone and fracturing skull, placed on the pension list.
September 17thW. J. Cleary, Driver, Truck No. 5,
horse badly bruised his leg, off duty 35 days.
December -1stJ. Murphy, Foreman, Chemical Co. No.
1, answering a telephone alarm from corner Oglethorpe
Avenue and Habersham Street, fell down cellar, spraining
his ankle, off duty 17 days.
Accidents to Apparatus
May 12thPumper No. 6, while returning from Box 75,
ran into a bad hole, bending axle, breaking spring, and dishing wheel, out of service 12 hours.
August 1stWagon No. 5, while answering Box 142.
false alarm, bearings ran hot, destroying crank case, whicfi
necessitated ordering out new parts, out of service 40 days,
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November 19thChemical Engine No. 1, answering
Box 126, skidded into curbing corner Taylor and Abercorn
Streets, axle bent and wheel sprung, out of service 13 hours.
November 27thWagon No. 5, while answering Box
134, to avoid street car corner Henry and Barnard Streets,
ran into curbing and fire plug on the west side of Barnard
Street, radiator punctured, left front wheel broken and axle
bent, out of service 19 days.
December 7thPumper No. 1, while responding to
Box 57, skidded into telegraph pole at Broughton and West
Broad Streets, breaking right front spring, bending right
fender, also disarranging running gear, out of service 1 day.
December 10thPumper No. 2, while being tested by
the Board of National Underwriters, bearings gave way
caused by heating, out of service 8 days.
December 28thPumper No. 1, crank wrung off, out of
service 9 days.
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IN MEMORIAM
George Mouro
Assistant Superintendent, entered the Department February 6th, 1878; died December 20th, 1906; from injuries
received at a fire December 19th, 1906.
E. P. Daley
Hoseman Engine Co. No. 5, entered the Department
October 6th, 1902; died December 20th, 1906; from injuries
received at a fire December 19th, 1906.
H. J. Eady
Hoseman, Engine Co. No. 5, entered the Department
November 9th, 1904; killed in (the discharge of his duty at
a fire December 19th, 1906.
H. J. Larkin
Hoseman, Engine Co. No. 7, entered the Department
February, 1886; died January 3rd, 1911; from injuries received in sliding down pole, answering alarm from Box 123,
December 14th, 1910.
REPAIRS TO BUILDINGS
Fire Station No. 1Interior painted and minor repairs.
Fire Sta/tion No. 2Interior painted, 2 new double
doors in front, and minor repairs.
Fire Station No. 3 (Headquarters)One new gasoline
house built under tower, for gasoline wagon, roof painted
and minor repairs.
Fire Station No. 4Stalls removed and floor repaired.
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Fire Station No. 5Roof tinned, interior painted, stalls
removed, and floor repaired.
Fire Stations Nos. 6 and 74 stalls removed and floor
repaired.
FIRE ALARM
I am pleased to report that during the year 3 new Fire
Alarm Boxes were added and placed where they were most
needed.
For a more complete report on the Fire Alarm System,
I respectfully refer you to Superintendent Fire Alarm, T. P.
Sandiford's report.
MACHINE SHOP
During the year there was added to the Department, at
Headquarters, a complete repair shop, consisting of the following machines, Lathe, Drill Press, Power Hack Saw,
Emery Wheel and Stand, Hand Drill Press, Traveling
Crane and Chain Block, Anvil and Forge, and all necessary tools. The benefits derived from this shop are too
numerous to mention, but, I will say that a better addition
was never made in the Department. All necessary repairs
to Apparatus can be attended to at once, also, any other
necessary tools should be added whenever possible.
RECOMMENDATIONS
I would respectfully recommend the purchase of a Fire
Boat, the report of ithe National Board of Underwriters
recommend such a purchase, and in my opinion a Fire Boat
is an absolute necessity to meet requirements of our wharf
terminals.
I trust that such an addition to the Department will not
be delayed too long.
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I would respectfully recommend that Trucks Nos. 1,
3, 4, and 5 (horse driven) be replaced with a Tractor. Truck
No. 2 in my opinion is obsolete and I would not recommend
a Tractor for that Truck.
The change on the other trucks should be made as soon
as possible.
I would respectfully recommend the purchase of an
automobile for the First Assistant Chief Engineer, I think
it is necessary and would be an added benefit to the service.
I would respectfully recommend that roof of Engine
House No. 2 be retinned and the roof of Engine House No.
6 be generally overhauled.
I would respectfully recommend that the Fire Alarm
System be further extended, by the additional purchase of
new Fire Alarm Boxes so that they may be installed in the
section that is rapidly being developed, the Southern Section, East and West. This System should be put underground wherever it is possible to do so.
Alarms
The total number of alarms was 362, distributed as follows:
From Street Boxes _________111
By Telephone _______________171
Local Calls ________________ 60
False Alarms _______ 20
Total _-__________362
The alarms were answered as follows:
Engine Co. No. !___ 65
Engine Co. No. 2________ 68
Engine Co. No. 3__________ 85
Engine Co. No. 4____________117
Engine Co. No. 5__________ 81
Engine Co. No. 6_________ 56
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Engine Co. No. 7_____________ 39
Truck Co. No. 1__________. _ 72
Truck Co. No. 2______________ 66
Truck Co. No. 3______________ 85
Truck Co. No. 4______________ 43
. Truck Co. No. 5______________ 49
Chemical Co. No. 1____________104
The largest number of alarms came from Street Box
No. 512, 7itimes.
The greatest number of alarms were received during
the month of December, a total of 52; November and February came next, 50; August with 12, shows the lowest of any
month during the year.
Sunday is credited with the greatest number, 64; and
Saturday with the smallest, 44.
The largest number occurred between the hours of 6.00
p. m. and midnight, 118. The smallest between the hours
midnight and 3.00 a.m., a total of 18.
Causes
The causes as ascertained were as follows:
Smoke issuing ___________244
Explosions __ 25
Foul Chimneys _______ 47
False and Test ______________ 32
Beyond City Limits __ 14
Total ____________362
Of these 88 occurred in brick or stone buildings, 203 in
wooden buildings, and 71 in other than buildings. They
were brought about in heating 155, in illuminating 99, and in
other ways 108.
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The direct causes of the fires were attributed to the fol
lowing:
Careless Children _______ _ 23
Electric Wires (on poles) _____ 6
Overheated Stoves ___________- 8
Carelessness _________ 41
Defective Construction _ 30
Defective Flues ___________ 37
Incendiary and Supposed Incendiary- 4
Flying Sparks______ 23
Unknown ___________ 37
Explosions 25
Foul Chimneys _ 47
False and Test ___________ 32
Beyond City Limits ____ 14
Others __________ 35
Total ______________-362
Two hundred and eighty (280) were confined to points
of origin or before they had gained any headway.
Twenty-one (21) were confined to floor on which they
originated.
Twenty-two (22) were confined to the building in
which they originated.
One (1) extended to adjoining buildings.
Six (6) conflagration.
Fires were extinguished as follows:
By Chemical Streams 162
By Hydrants, Streams __ 14
By Engine, Steams _ 23
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By Bucket of Water __________ 80
Out when Department arrived_____ 51
Total ______________330
Losses
The total loss for the year was divided as follows:
On Buildings __________$ 8,159 00
On Contents __________ 4,130 00
Total _________$12,289 00
The greatest loss occurred during the month of May and
the smallest during the month of July.
The following comparative statement is respectfully
submitted.
1890_______169~ $139,486 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 11.2
1897________195 96,293 75 4.3
1898________293 440,630 78 10.2
1899_______238 153,599 83 6.4
1900_______225 41,837 00 3.3
1901_______263 61,743 75 5.7
1902________261 54,157 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
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 209
1907
1908. _ _
1909_.__ __
1910 _ _
1911- _ -
1912
_ .259
__ .258
. __ 341
__ _368
. 344
_ 362
291,107 00
171,465 00
187,141 00
124,887 00
131,229 00
12.289 00
8.9
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5.4
2.8
7
2.5
In conclusion, I beg to submit the attached tabulated
statement of alarms, fires, their causes, location, etc.
I desire to extend my thanks to his Honor, the Mayor,
and to the Honorable City Council, to the Commifttee on
Fire, for the prompt and favorable response to such requests
that I have made from time to time; to the Police Department, for their co-operation and assistance at fires; and to
all the City Officials for the many favors and interest they
have manifested in the well being of the Department.
To my Assistants J. J. Connolly and A. J. Toshach, I
am under obligations for assistance and courtesies 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
faithful when required to do so. They have been prompt and
courteous at all times, and I would further extend my 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
Chief Engineer,
Savannah Fire Department.
210 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Value of Property and Loss by Fire
PERCENTAGE OF LOSS OF PROPERTY INVOLVED TWO
AND ONE-HALF PER CENT.
MONTHS
March _________
May ... ____ - ____
June ________________
July ____.__-__
October _____________
Totals _ - __
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$ 348,925 00
47,160 00
123,485 00
179,875 00
567,393 00
215,220 00
512,310 00
928,00000
77,473 00
369,570 00
1,154,430 00
337,485 00
$4,861,328 00
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94 00
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281 00
68 00
127 00
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152 00
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795 00
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1,295 00
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278 00
79 00
43 00
792 00
531 00
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$ 1,601 00
1,089 00
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303 00
2,972 00
405 00
150 00
405 00
239 00
195 00
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1,326 00
$12,289 00
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Alarms, 1912Manner of Receipt
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July ________
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Origin of Fires, 1912
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214________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
ELECTRIC INSPECTOR'S REPORT
Savannah, Ga., January 1, 1913
Mr. Thomas Ballantyne,
Chief Engineer, Fire Department,
Savannah, Ga.
Dear Sir:
I herewith respectfully submit my report from January 1st to December 31st, 1912, inclusive.
Incandescent Lights _________24,930
Arc Lights _____ 203
Electric Fans _____________ 702
Electric Motors ____________ 149
Electric Signs __________ 108
Electric Pianos ____________ 8
Electric Irons 4
Electric Exhaust Fans 7
Electric Rectifiers ___________ 8
Electric Picture Machines ____-_ 5
Electric Heaters _____________ 7
Total Inspections _____26,131
A total of 26,131 inspections were made and fees to the
amount of $1,897.50 to be collected.
The above includes inspections of wiring and other electric services for temporary.
The six (6) fires reported caused by electric wiring
were caused by line wires on poles, no "fires reported were
caused by defective wiring in buildings, conditions are good,
some defective wiring in old installations.
_______MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________215
Expenses as follows:
- Salary ________________$1,485 00
Printing and Stationery _____ 34 25
Horse Shoeing __________ 21 94
Harness and Repairs ______ 9 75
Repairs to Buggy _______ 33 25
Uniforms ______________ 38 70
Total __________$1,622 89.
Receipts ____________$1,897 50
Expenses __________.- 1,622 89
Net Balance ______$ 274 61
T am,
Very respectfully,
E. O. KESSLER,
Electric Inspector
216________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
REPORT OF FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPH
Savannah, Ga., January 1st, 1913
Mr. Thomas Ballaratyne,
Chief Engineer,
Savannah Fire Department,
Savannah, Ga.
Dear Sir:
I respectfully submit the following report of Fire Alarm
service for the year ending December 31st, 1912, together
with recommendations for 1913.
Alarms from street boxes:
Fire ___________________111
Test _____________________294
False ___________________ 20
Telephone Alarms _____________171
Local Alarms __ 60
Total __________656
During the year boxes 146, 147, and 412 were added,
which required the stringing of approximately 3j/_ miles of
wires with all necessary arms, pole fixtures, etc.
The system now consists of the following:
1 12 circuit charging and operating switch
board
1 8 circuit automatic repeater
250 Cells 5 amp. hour type "BT" storage batteries
2 Bell strikers
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 217
8 Combination Gongs and Indicators
5 Indicators
8 Electric Trips
105 Street Boxes
73 Iron Posts
6 6 inch Gongs
47 Miles Ins. Copper Wire
63,600 Feet of Lead Cable, Manholes, Ducts,
Conduits, Cross Arms, etc.
The condition of the system is practically the same as
last reported. The service by comparison with previous
years was very satisfactory, interruptions few, and of minor
importance.
During the month of December, Engineers of the
National Board of Fire Underwriters made an inspection of
the Fire Alarm system and I respectfully refer you to their
report, together with their recommendations on same. The
changes and additions recommended by them would unquestionably improve and strengthen the Fire Alarm system, but would involve a considerable expenditure of money,
this expense, however, could be divided up and a portion of
the work done each year until completed. While on this
subject let me urge that in each year's appropriation, provision be made for a greater expenditure in improving and
enlarging this portion of your department, to keep pace
with the growth and importance of the City, since improvements cost money and good service is maintained tinder difficulties, unless rebuilding and replacing of defective apparatus and material provided for.
During 1913 and commencing as early in the year as
possible, considerable over-hauling of lines and cables is im-
218________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________
perative. About 20 cutout boxes of overhead outlets should
be replaced with new ones of a different type from those now
in use. Several new alarm boxes should be installed in the
outlying districts where there are large property values with
only small protection.
A system of bells should be installed along Broughton
Street at the intersection of Abercorn, Drayton, Bull, Whitaker, Barnard, and Jefferson Streets, to warn pedestrians,
drivers of vehicles, etc., that an alarm has been turned in,
and to look out for the apparatus.
I again recommend the purchase and installation of a
transmitter or master box to be installed at Police Headquarters, enabling the Sergeant on duty to sound an alarm
over the fire alarm systems, as if coming direct from the
boxes. This will make every police box a part of the fire
alarm system, as would also the entire telephone system;
it only being necessary for the Sergeant to know the location
" of a fire to enable 'him to pull the nearest box. The cost of
this outfit would be small compared with the benefits to be
gained.
I would recommend that all Fire Alarm boxes be made
uniform throughout the system, as this would facilitate the
proper turning in of an alarm by any one who may have
previously performed this service, or had the working of a
box explained to him. With the present arrangement, we
have four styles of boxes, some of which are not of the successive type, and could not be pulled while another box was
coming in, due to the simple noninterference feature with
which they are equipped. If, however, all boxes were of
the successive type, two or more boxes could be pulled at
the same time, and alarms from each would come in separately, without interference. I realize that it would be expensive to carry out this recommendation; the old boxes,
however, could probably be disposed of to some smaller city
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________219
contemplating the installation of a fire alarm system, or perhaps a deal could be made with the manufacturer for an allowance on the old boxes, when purchasing new ones; at
any rate this is important, and some plan should be adopted
whereby this change could be made, if not all at once, some
of them should be replaced each year until uniformity is obtained.
Expenses
Salary ________________$ 750 00
Boxes, Wire, Labor, etc. ___ 614 15
Uniforms ______________ 38 70
Total __________$1,402 85
I am,
Very respectfully,
T. P. SANDIFORD,
Superintendent Fire Alarm.
220________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT ______
FIRE INSPECTOR'S REPORT
Savannah, Ga., January 1st, 1913
Mr. Thomas Ballantyne,
Chief Engineer,
Savannah Fire Department,
Savannah, Ga.
Dear Sir:
We respectfully beg to submit our report of inspections
made during the year 1912. There were a total of 14,714
inspections made as follows:
Inflammable material in buildings and yards_____ 446
Fire Hydrants and Fire Alarm Boxes blocked___ 20
Places that had Fireworks stored on premises__ ISO
Dynamite and other high explosives found in place__ 4
Defective wiring found, notified Electric Inspector-- 28
Bars ordered across windows, open elevator shaft beneath them _______________________ 17
Defective Stoves, Chimneys, and Flues________ 4,582
Cellars and Gratings filled with inflammable material
and trash _________________________ 387
Places O. K. on first inspection ____________ 4,054
Broken window glasses ordered fixed _________ 20
Places that had Gasoline on hand ___________ 816
Special duty performed such as answering fire alarms,
etc. ___________________________ 350
Metal ordered placed around or under stoves and
ranges _________________ 1,237
Second call to see if orders were carried out_ 2,530
Gasoline Tanks under ground-_________ 73
Total ________________________14,714
___________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________221
We also inspected every telephone, electric, and telegraph pole in (the City in May and October. We have been
very attentive and watchful of moving picture shows every
night from 8.00 p. m. to midnight. We will continue to
watch this class of business very closely. They have conformed to every regulation we have asked of them and show
us all courtesy possible.
In conclusion we desire to thank you for your confidence you have shown in us, and for the many favors extended us during the past year. We also desire to thank the
Police and Health Departments for the great help they have
extended us during the past year.
Very respectfully,
F. J. KILROY,
D. S. O'CONNOR,
Fire Inspectors.

ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
WATERWORKS DEPARTMENT
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH
FOR THE YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 1912
J. P. FIGG
SUPERINTENDENT AND ENGINEER
224 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
WATER DEPARTMENT
Committee on Water
HEXRY S. MEIXHARD, Chairman
R. M. HULL J. H. H. EXTLEMAN
H. B. GRIMSHAW C. G. WILKINSON
J. P. FIGG________-Superintendent and Engineer
\VM. P. BAILEY__________________Chief Clerk
D. T. FEIDELSOX________Chief Water Inspector
WM. P. RIDLE_Foreman Extension and Repair Work
F. A. WICKHAM__Asst. Foreman Extension and Rep. Wk.
T. J. REID, 1st Assistant ]
F. B. QUARTERMAX__ | Engineers Gwinnett St. Station
H. B. HELLER____ ]
S. F. COOK, 1st Assistant_- )
J. W. HEFFERXAX.___. [..Engineers River Station
JOHX. C. EXNIS-___-J
GEO. R. SMALL________Meter Reader and Repairer
T. J. McELLIX_________Turncock and Gas Inspector
THOS. KEXNEY ___________________Plumber
J. LASKY _________-______________Florist
W. J. KELLY_________. ]
W. J. LEOXARD_______- V ___ Compressor Oilers
B. M. COOPER_____- )
B. F. WIEHRS_____- )
H. F. LUBS, Jr._____- > Oilers, Gwinnett St. Station
L. A. STAXFIELD____. j
H. J. GREEXE________- }
JOHX FLATHMAX ____- V __Oilers, River Station
JOHX GARWES______- )
C. B. PATTERSOX.
R. C. FETZER______-
J. F. WIEHRS______
E. A. MASSART______- \ -Water Inspectors
GEO. L. KEMPF_______
JERRY R. MASSETT-__
JOHX F. WALSH_____
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 225
REPORT OF WATER WORKS DEPARTMENT
Savannah, Ga., January 27, 1913
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor.
Dear Sir:
I herewith submit the Annual Report of the Water
Works Department, for the year ending December 31st,
1912.
The year just closed has been one of the most successful in the history of the Department, entirely devoid of
interruptions, save of a minor nature, which were promptly
overcome.
Referring' to my report for the year 1911, showing an
exceedingly heavy pumpage, which very nearly approached
our maximum capacity, recommendations were made therein, for a Pitometer survey for waste.
The recommendations were considered by the Committee on Water and a survey authorized, the Pitometer Co.,
of New York, E. S. Cole, Manager, was engaged for this
work, and very satisfactory results obtained, by reducing
pumpage, approximately 1,500,000 gallons per day, at cost
to City, of $3,554.35. This survey was begun on the 26th
day of January, and continued to the 20th day of March, and
the results obtained from survey, have been permanent,
showing reduction in pumpage of 337,832,831 gallons for
the year, and a corresponding reduction in consumption of
fuel.
226 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
While no underground leakage of consequence was discovered by survey, it satisfied the Department for all time
in reference to safety of underground services, and enabled
us properly to locate trouble of that character.
On recommendations submitted by them our Inspecting force was increased from four to eight men, and satisfactory results have been obtained by increase.
In addition to .the increased Inspection force, the Department Plumber, has been permanently engaged in repairing leaky hydrants, on premises, and leaks of the above
nature, to the number of 3,750 have received attention, and
approximated, at the modest sum of 50 cents each, show a
saving to /the tax-payers of $1,875.00, said expense being
borne by Department.
The increase of Inspectors force, from four to eight
men, extensions, improvement, and maintenance of Distribution system, for which no appropriation was made, together with budget allowance for the year, of $3,000, less
than necessary, have caused an excess of expenditures of
$6,854.46 to appear in report.
NoteThis department with the co-operation of the
Engineering Department, have prepared during the year, an
enlarged map, (which has been badly needed), giving correct location of all water mains, valves, and hydrants on
system, and is a very valuable asset to the City.
The report in detail which follows, show in full the
operation, expenditures, and receipts of Department.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________227
Salaries, Maintenance, and Repairs
Gwinnett St. Station:
Salary Account ____________________$28,351 83
Running Account __________________ 20,509 24
Repair Account ____________________ 665 09
Incidental Account __________________ 403 98
Stable Account ___________________ 973 48
Printing and Stationery Account ______________ 282 49
Total ___________________________$51,186 11
River Station:
Salary Account ____________________$ 8,148 75
Running Account __________________ 3,481 91
Repair Account _______ 198 83
Incidental Account __________________ 184 45
Total _____________________.$12,013 94
Extensions
Extension Account ___________________$5,358 65
Improvements
Improvement Account ________________$1,812.03
Meters
Meter Account ___________________$1,601 88
Pitometer Work ___________________ 3,554 35
Total Expenditures ____-$75,526 96
Appropriations and Disbursements
Total Disbursements __________$75,526 96
Amount Appropriated __ 68,672 50
Excess of Expenditures __$ 6,854 46
228________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
Receipts and Expenditures
Total Receipts for year 1912___________$137,191 17
Total Expenditures __________:_____ 75,526 96
Leaving a Balance of _____________$ 61,664 21
The total pumpage Gwinnett Street and River Stations
is as follows:
Gallons
Gwinnett Street Station ____________ 3,329,712,315
Daily Average ________________ 9,122,499
River Station ___________________ 289,887,666
Daily Average _______________ 794,212
Total Gwinnett and River ____________ 3,619,599,981
Total Daily Average ____________ 9,916,711
Coal Consumption
Tons
Gwinnett Street Station _________________4,673.9
Daily Average _________________ 12.8
River Station ______________________ 925.2
Daily Average _________________ 2.5
Total Consumption _________________5,599.1
Daily Consumption both Stations________ 15.3
Extension of Mains
Size in
Location . Feet Inches
Reynolds St. from 34th St. Lane to 36th St._ 432 6
Paulsen St. from 34th St. to 36th St._____ 528 6
35th St. from Reynolds to Paulsen______1,308 6
36th St. from Reynolds to Paulsen______1,308 6
46th St. from Lincoln to Atlantic Avenue__2,060 6
Reppard St. from Bolton to Sycamore St._ 396 6
Sycamore St. from West Boundary, West 300 6
Augusta Road from B. St. to Newell St.__ 225 6
____ MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________729
Newell St. from Augusta Road to Lathrop
Avenue ___________________ 812 6
Hull St. from Newell St. to Gary St._____ 442 6
Oglethorpe Ave., from Lathrop Ave., to
Gary St. __________________ 460 6
Gary St. from Hull St. to Newell Ave.___ 440 6
Lathrop Ave. from Newell Ave. to Oglethorpe Ave. ________ 351 6
West Broad St. North of River________ 72 6
44th St. from Atlantic Ave. East, to Chatham Crescent ____1,500 6
45th St. from Atlantic Ave. East, to Chatham Crescent _______1,200 6
Total __________________11,834
Laurel Grove Cemetery _________ 150 1$
4th St. East of W'heaton____________ 460 1
6th St. East of Wheaton ________ 375 2
Total ____________________985
Total miles of mains 79 miles and 2,323 feet.
Hydrants and valves were properly located on the above
extensions, old Hydrants removed, and new ones placed z*
the following locations.
Fire HydrantsReplaced
Oglethorpe Ave., East of Whitaker St.
Oglethorpe Ave., East of Bull St.
West Broad and Hull Sts.
Bay and Drayton Sts.
Mills and West Boundary Sts.
St. Julian, East of Randolph St.
Barnard and Henry Sts.
Jefferson St. and Park Ave.
Reynolds and Perry Sts.
Total number in service 745
230________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT ________
Fire ConnectionsPlaced
Inches
Standard Oil Co., Bay and Price Sts. ____________ 4
Standard Oil Co., Paulsen and Flagler Sts. ______ 4
Myers, Lee-Roy, Cigar Co., Bryan and Abercorn Sts.__ 6
Myers, Lee-Roy, Cigar Co., Bryan and Abercorn Sts._ 3
Hotel Georgia, Atlantic Ave. and 47th St.________ 4
Savannah Electric Co., West Broad and River Sts.___ 6
Savannah Electric Co., Montgomery and River Sts.__ 6
Hotel Savannah, Bull and Congress Sts._._______ 4
Water Meters
Twenty-two new water meters have been placed during
the year, making a total in service of one hundred and
ninety-four.
Miscellaneous
Broken Mains repaired _______ 2
New Valve Boxes placed _________________ 110
Water shut off for leaks ________________ 437
Water shut off for City taxes _____________ 10
Water Meters tested and repaired __________ 75
Leaks reported ____ 10,077
Inspections made _______________151,117
Private hydrants, repaired by department plumber- 3,750
Re-Inspeotions _ 20,154
Cesspools repaired 82
Cesspools inspected 3,385
Gas Meters tested _________________ 12
Leaky Mains caulked _________________ 27
Old Valves removed _______ 2
New Taps placed _______________ 339
Fire Hydrants moved 4
Valves packed ______ 175
Old Hydrants removed and replaced by new ones_ 9
New Nozzles in Fire Hydrants ___ 12
Stem Nuts in Fire Hydrants___________ 10
New Stem in Valve _ 1
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All valves and hydrants have been cleaned and packed
when necessary.
During the year this Department has assisted the City
Treasurer, in collecting delinquent Water Rents to the
amount of $7,663.89.
Pumps, Compressors, and Boilers
The pumps, compressors, and boilers at both stations
have given satisfactory service, and I am pleased to report
them in good condition.
Buildings and Grounds
The buildings and grounds have received the proper
attention during the year, but would suggest rebuilding of
the two main valve houses at Gwinnett Street Station, the
present ones are showing signs of decay, and preclude the
possibility of permanent repair. I would also suggest the
painting of roof of engine and boiler rooms at both stations,
valve houses, and necessary painting to buildings, conducive to appearance and preservation.
Recommendations
I would again respectfully urge the need of increased
coal storage at Gwinnett Street Station.
The report of the National Board of Fire Underwriters,
a copy of which is on file in this office, will, I am sure, commend itself to his Honor, as to the needs of System, suggested by recommendation.
In conclusion I wish to thank his Honor, the Board of
Aldermen, and the employees of the Department, for their
co-operation in the successful management of the Department for the past year.
Very respectfully,
J. P. FIGG,
Superintendent and Engineer.

ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31
1912
Including Reports o The Board of Sanitary Commissioners by the
Health Officer and Bacteriologist, Reports of City Physicians,
Hospitals, City Dispensary and Plumbing Inspector
W. F. BRUNNER, ML D.
HEALTH OFFICER
234 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
REPORT OF BOARD OF SANITARY
COMMISSIONERS
Savannah, Ga., January 1st, 1913
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor,
City of Savannah, Ga.:
Sir:
The Health Officer submits the following report, with
accompanying tables of that part of the sanitary work
which has come under the control of the Board of Sanitary
Commissioners. You will also find the report of the City
Bateriologist, in which he gives full details of the work of
that bureau of the Health Department which is so valuable an adjunct to any creditable board of health.
The year 1912 shows the most marked improvement in
our health conditions, as the death rate is the lowest ever
recorded since accurate morbidity statistics were instituted,
and this goes back nearly twenty-five years. The following
figures show the improved health conditions herein referred
to:
Deaths from Natural Causes
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1911 __________
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It is estimated that the population in 1911 was 35,000
whites and 40,000 colored and Negroes, a total population
of 75,000, and that our population for 1912 was 36,000 whites
and 41,000 colored and Negroes, a total of 77,000.
Births for 1912
It is with some degree of chagrin that your Health
Officer again announces the imperfect registration of
births.
The following table gives the births of both races by
the month:
MONTH
March __ _
Aipril ... ___ . ______ ._._. __________
May ____________ . ___________
July _......_..__..........
October ______ _____________________________
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The reports of white births are imperfect by about ten
per cent., while the report of colored births is nearly perfect. Based on the population stated in this report, the birth
rate per 1,000 of population is:
Whites ________1_________20.13
Colored _________________24.00
Total ____.______________.22.18
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It may be asked why the non-white population is divided into two classes, i. e.,colored and Negroes, and it
is here stated that there is an essential difference in these
two classes of people, evident from every viewpoint, but
especially so from a sanitary basis. The scope of this report will not admit of giving the many reasons to establish,
not a theory, but an existing condition. It is palpable that
the African of unmixed blood is but a little over two hundred years from the jungle and he does not as yet thrive
physically as a city dweller. The colored man, from his
white blood, inherits a greater resistance to the diseases
incidental to civilization, and when housed as the white
people are. It is well worth the endeavors of the authorities
of every Southern city to investigate a condition that must
be faced and is fraught with the resulting evils to the white
race.
What is written here was shown to a committee from
the Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of the visit of
Mr. Ihlder, the housing expert, who visited our city last
year. Again, your Health Officer calls your attention to
the necessity of the appointment of a commission to look
into the sanitary welfare of its Negro citizens. Can anyone read the figures quoted without observing that, if we
have one race of people here with a death rate nearly
double that of the superior and controlling race, measures,
not yet adopted, are necessary to remedy this evil. In the
year 1912, from two preventable diseases, the following
deaths occurred:
White Negro
Tuberculosis _____ 41 130
Pneumonia _______ 27 111
This city, in common with other municipalities, is
beginning to realize the necessity of a fight against the white
plague by the segregation of the infected people: Of what
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT______ 237
value 'is this work when Tuberculosis factories not only
exist, but are increasing. Fight the cause, not the effect.
TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES
Diphtheria
There were 131 cases of this disease reported to this
office and its true nature verified in the laboratory. There
were seven deaths from ith'is cause.
The City continues to supply to its citizens Diphtheria antitoxin at actual cost and this serum is free to
such of its citizens who are unable to pay for it.
Scarlet Fever
There were 58 cases during the year; there were no
deaths and it is evident that the disease in late years, seldom
if ever, assumes a malignant form.
Typhoid Fever
There were 16 deaths from this cause, which is less
than 21 per cent, per 100,000 of population and shows this
city to be freer from this disease than 90 per cent, of the
cities of over 25,000 population and which are registered
by the National Government.
Smallpox
This disease was a legacy of 1911 and existed to the
extent of nearly 300 cases before the fight against it was
successful. It was brought here from ithe surrounding
counties of Effingham, Bryan, and Liberty and other counties, as well as from the sea islands of South Carolina. The
railroads brought in 56 cases from November 1911 to Feb.
1st. 1912.
238________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
The County authorities pay but little attention to the
prevention of its spread and the State Board of Health, if
anything, does less. To exemplify: this City, within the
past 60 days, having not a single case of smallpox, has had
to care for 5 cases sent here from Allenhurst, a mill site
in Liberty County. The matter was taken up with a representative of the State Board of Health and the local authorities at Allenhurst, with no result beyond curt replies, demonstrating the absolute inefficiency of the State Board of
Health and the vicious attitude of the Allenhurst parties.
The City of Savannah, in 1912, owed its smallpox epidemic to just such sources, several thousands of dollars
being required to exterminate the disease.
SANITARY INSPECTION
The following table will show, in a measure, the work
of the sanitary inspectors during the past year.
Summary of Work Performed by Sanitary Inspection
Force During 1912
Water closets choked ____________________2,4%
Water closets partially choked ________ 37
Water closet bowl leaking ________________ 32
Water closet bowl,overflowing __ 3
Water closet bowl in disrepair (broken or cracked)_ 22
Water closet bowl insecure 7
Water closet bowl disconnected : 26
Water closet bowl removed _ 3
Water closet bowl (rim) loosened, causing leakage
therefrom ____ 33
Water closet waste pipe broken 14
Water closet waste pipe leaking _ 30
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Water closet waste pipe disconnected and in disrepair _______ 7
Water closet trap broken1 3
Water closet trap leaking _________________ 7
Water closet trap disconnected and in disrepair 19
Water closet trap vent not capped or cemented___ 67
Water closet trap with vent cap loosened_-_ 2
Sewers choked 125
Sewers broken _ 166
Sewers leaking _____________ 17
Water closet tank valve deranged, preventing proper
flow of water ____________ 247
Water closet tank loosened from brackets or wall
supports 40
Water closet tank leaking_____________ 186
Water closet tank overflowing ____________ 40
Water closet tank missing _________ 7
Water closet flush pipe leaking ____ 215
Water closet supply pipe leaking (to tank and auto.
valve closets) 190
Water closet tank broken _________ 7
Water closet flush pipe broken __^ 21
Water closet flush pipe dented and bent _ 6
Water closet flush pipe with hole______ 8
Water closet flush pipe with obstruction __ 37
Water closet flush pipe missing and removed_____ 8
Water closet flush pipe disconnected from bowl or
tank 35
Hydrants in yards and connected to sinks, etc., leaking 199
Water service (general supply pipe) leaking 15
Stopcocks leaking _ 6
No water service to water closet tank and closet valves,
also deficient _ 184
No water service (general supply) to occupied premises 17
Water closet flooring in disrepair 129
Waiter closet flooring (none) 7
Bathtub waste pipe or trap choked 41
240 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Bathtub waste pipe or trap leaking _________ 14
Bathtub leaking _______________________ 19
Bathtub waste pipe in disrepair ______________ 2
Washbasin waste pipe or trap choked_________ 2
Washbasin waste pipe or trap leaking ________ 2
Sink waste pipe or trap choked ______-_______ 116
Sink waste pipe or trap leaking _____________ 61
Sink waste pipe or trap broken or disconnected____ 31
Sink waste pipe or trap with hole _____ 5
Sink cracked ______ 3
Urinal choked ________________________ 9
Urinal waste pipe or trap leaking ____-___ 3
Urinal in disrepair and unclean ________ 6
Trash, garbage, etc., in yards _________ 27
Trash, garbage, etc., under houses___________ 5
Trash in lots, alleys, shed, and houses, also outbuildings 18
(These cases are special, as verbal orders are the
rule for ridding premises of trash, etc.)
Trash in cellars ______________ 4
Roofs defective, causing leakage to interior 163
Written notices sent account rank vegetation on private property _________________ 113
Sewage escaping to yards ________r________ 199
Sewage escaping to streets and lanes_ 34
Sewage escaping to alleys ___________ 14
Water closets in bad order (not specified)______ 79
Manure in lots -________________ 3
Manure in stalls and stables _______________ 20
Manure in yards _______________ 10
Stable yards and lots mucky with manure and stable litter __________ 7
Stormwater sewers choked 3
Stormwater leaders and gutters choked _.__ 4
Stormwater leaders corroded _______ 3
Stormwater leaders improperly diverting rainfall 11
Stormwater leaders broken, disconnected, and in disrepair ______ 11
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 241
Stormwater leaders with lengths missing ________ 4
Stormwater pipes missing ________________ 1
Cellars "springing" water _________________ 9
Ditches holding stagnant water ______________ 9
Fallen fences obstructing removal garbage ______ 2
Lots holding stagnant water, due to defective drainage 7
Yards holding stagnant water, due to defective drainage ____________________________ 11
Yard and alley caved ____________________ 2
Hog pens found within corporate and jurisdictional
limits ___________________. ______ 4
Store refrigerators found in unsanitary condition___ 3
Stagnant water in barrels used for protection against
fire ___________________________. 105
Car rotting fish ordered removed beyond City limits 1
AVater closet house in disrepair, causing exposure of
person __________________________ 10
Water closet house in disrepair, having no roof___ 4
Water closet house in disrepair, roof defective___ 4
Water closet house without door, causing exposure of
person _________________________ 1
Water closet house in general disrepair 22
Water settling under houses ______________ 21
Water settling in alleys _______________,._ 8
Water settling in basements, due to defective brickwork __________________________ 3
Walls wet by leaking pipes 3
Nuisance on lots ______________________ 3
Hotels found in highly unsanitary condition__ 2
Restaurants found in highly unsanitary condition 1
Stable premises used for committing nuisance. 2
Privy vault buildings used for committing nuisance 2
Nuisance in yards 2
Warehouse without Stormwater gutters or leaders_ 1
Privy vaults reported to Director of Public Works for
cleaning _ 693
242 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Surface vaults reported to Director of Public Works
for cleaning ____________ 4
Drawer closets reported for cleaning _________ 75
Drainage of streets and lanes referred to Director of
Public Works _____________________ 17
Catch basins choked (4), Catch basins broken (1) __ 5
Complaints made against scavenger service to Director Public Works ________________ 6
Fixtures and Sewers Referred to Plumbing Inspector
Bathtubs ____________-____________ 2
Water service to houses ______________ 2
Plumbing (not specified) ___________ 1
Alleged bad odor from water closet_________ 1
Water closets ______________________ 6
Sewer ____________________ _____ 1
Sink ___________________________ 1
Stormwater sewer ___.____ 1
General inspection of plumbing _ __ _ 1
Globe-valve water closet _______ 1
No drainpipe or cesspool for fish warehouse 1
Referred to Inspector of Plumbing on Memorandum ______ 9 27
Privy vault houses with defective weather-boarding ____________-__ 30
Privy vaults with defective curbing, etc._ 65
Docket Cases Made
Violating garbage ordinance __ 13
Not making plumbing repairs 3
No permit to keep cow for personal use__ 2
Not effecting proper yard drainage 1
Maintaining filthy stable premises __ 1
Maintaining filthy premises 4
Not providing stormwater pipes for warehouse 1
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 243
Not disposing of rank vegetation according to law 14
Maintaining dairy without permit________ 1
Not having clearance made of stoppage in sewer_ 6
Xot providing water service 1
Selling milk in violation of law 1
Violating vaccination law ____ 1
Maintaining privy vault in unsanitary condition__ 2
Interfering with sanitary inspector in discharge of duty 1
Yard drains broken or choked __ 35
Cattle and hog storage warehouse unsanitary ___ 1
7,019
Milk Supply
The steady improvement of the most important food
product known to the human family is only made possible
by continued enforcement of the milk laws and any laxity
in such enforcement will result in the milk supply reverting
to its status before the Milk Ordinances were put into execution. Some idea of the good accomplished is here submitted by the following figures for the first year (1910) and
for year just passed (1912). The figures for the year 1910
are divided into two periods, the first covering the period of
probation, when, at its expiration, the law was enforced.
YEAR
1910 (Jan. 21st to June 30th) _____ .
1910 (June 30th to Jan. 31st) _ _____
Total _____ . _______
Year 1912 _______________
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There is published every week the results of every inspection made during that period and by this exhibit citizens can know the character of milk they are getting. The
law works for both the honest, clean milk producer as well
as for the consumer, as he gets more for his product and is
able to sell his entire output.
Recommendations
Your Health Officer would recommend that the removal
and final disposition of all waste matter be placed under the
control of this office. There can be no efficient work in this
line where there is no sanitary responsibility.
There never will be a prompt removal of garbage, that
is: waste foods, until the men and apparatus are confined
to this work alone. One of the greatest evils of the present
system is the use of the scavenger wagons and carts for the
work of cleaning streets and lanes one day in every week.
Again, less than 50 per cent, of the material hauled by this
force is true garbage and it is a fair proposition to state that
much of the material moved would be of great value in filling up the low lands west of the city. Still, again, it is impossible to obtain a daily removal of garbage under the
present system if the time of the hands and the use of the
apparatus is taken up with the work of another department,
namely; that of the Streets and Lanes.
It is expressly forbidden by law to remove the droppings of all animals, a section of the City code specifying
that such matter must be removed daily and at the expense
of'the owners.
Water Supply
It is evident that the present supply of artesian water in
a very few years will be inadequate for all purposes and it
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 245
is probable that, on completion of the contemplated extension of the house drainage system, the shortage will be
apparent. Either one of two plans are thrust upon us:
first, to reserve the use of artesian water for drinking supply
and house-drainage and install a separate system of raw
water for fire purposes, watering the streets and for the
flushing of stormwater sewers at their catch-basins. The
other method would be to seek another source to augment
the artesian water supply and if this course is adopted it
will be necessary to install a filtration plant for the purification of the raw water and this is now possible by sedimentation and coagulation, there being several efficient
systems now in vogue.
Food Inspection
While, under your wise administration, safeguards have
been placed around the staple food products, such as milk,
and provision has been made for the inspection of bread,
as well as for the inspection of hotels and restaurants, the
next move 'should be to safeguard meats for local consumption. Already, an enterprising company has installed an
abattoir, where cattle, swine and other animals" are
butchered under sanitary conditions, but much of the meat
sold here is of inferior quality and, often, is not fit for human consumption.
It is plain that either the City should own its abattoir
or should compel its local meats to be inspected and placed
under supervision from the time it is sent to the butchering
place until the meat placed before the consumer. Touching on this, it might be well to state here that while the
Public Market has been much improved, it will be necessary
at all times to keep this structure mechanically clean and the
Clerk of the Market is responsible for this under the law.
My report on this subject, made after periodical inspections,
warrants me in making this statement.
246 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Another matter should be touched on, as it has its sanitary aspect and that is the enforcement of the law against
vagrant dogs. The measure is a good one and while certain
points may be changed for its benefit, the ordinance as a
whole is reasonable one. The mad-dog scare has been overdone, but it would astonish the public to know how many
persons are bitten by vicious (not mad) dogs. It is but
fair to state here that .the article which appeared in a daily
paper about the time of the passage of the dog law contained data giving the number of mad dogs and persons
bitten by them, said data purporting to come from the files
of the Health Department, but containing grossly exaggerated information on the subject. As this was misleading, the correct data is now furnished.
Resume of Cases of Suspected Rabies
YEAR
1908 ___________________ _________
1909 _____ _____ ___ ___ . _____________
1910 ______________ . _________________
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in April 1888 and that occurred in the first part of the year
1912.
Your Health Officer cannot conclude this report without referring to his six years of service with you, during all
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 247
of which time you have ever advocated and enforced every
sanitary law for the protection of this community and the
head of this office, and every officer and employe who held
to a full discharge of their duties as public servants, have
always received every consideration from you.
Your Health Officer has served with many administrations; none has advanced the City's sanitary interests
more than yours.
Very respectfully,
W. F. BRUNNER, M. D.,
Health Officer.
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Longevity
WHITE MALES
Dukes, R. H. _______
Barnett, Wolf _ __
Kiugman, Solomon __ ____
Smith, Albert C. ______
Hirt, Constantine _
Reynolds, Samuel __
Jordon, Geo. JP.
Otto, J. H. _______ ._._
Saussv, J. R. ________
Davis, Wm. J. ............
Lanigan, James -
Ward, Henry G. - ________
Griffin, John H. M. ______
Murphy, Michael _ ....
Sibley, J. B. ______ __._
King, Walter S. ____ __..
Seiler, Charles _______
Bryan, Geo. W. __ _ _
Harms, John ____ - _
Wolf, J. H. ___ _ ___
Gillispie, S. F. B. _________
Theus, Simon E. ___ __
Dooling, Michael __ __
Doyle, T. A. _ __________
Overstreet, Jno. E. _______
Westervelr, I. V. ___ _
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Longevity
COLORED MALES
Williams, Toby _______
Parker, Edward __ ____
McDuffie, Lawrence ______
Boston, Clifford __________
Fields, Russell _- _ _ _____
Willis, Williams __________
King, Woodsawyer __
Irwin, Samuel _ ___________
Ganaway, Charlie ________
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Freeman, Sylvia __________
Grayson, Amelia __________
Murry, Katie _____________
Anderson, Muida _________
Grant, Nancy _ __
Walker. Venus ___________
Segee, Jane __________
Taylor, Sallie ____________
Thomas, Phoebe __ _ _ ___
Cleveland, Charity ________
Dayera, Mary ____________
Russell, Isabel __________
Barnes, Mary ____________
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264 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CITY
BACTERIOLOGIST FOR THE YEAR 1912, A. D.
Dr. W. F. Brunner, Health Officer and Secretary Board
of Sanitary Commissioners, City of Savannah, Ga.:
Sir:
Your Bacteriologist begs permission to submit his
Annual Report, covering the work of the Municipal Laboratory for the period beginning January 1, 1912 and ending
December 31, 1912.
General Statement
The City Laboratory was established in 1908 and was
designed to aid the Health Department and the Physicians
of the City in the control of communicable diseases; also
for the study of problems of municipal sanitation and hygiene. Clinical examinations which have no bearing on
Public Health are not made under the present regulations.
The work of the department proceeds under the direction of
the Health Officer, under regulations established by the
Board of Sanitary Commissioners.
Review of the Work of the Laboratory from 1908 to 1912
Table I
Total number of examinations for tuberculosis 1,608
Total number of examinations for typhoid fever 1,159
Total number of examinations for diphtheria 2,796
Total number of examinations for malaria- 1,013
Total number of examinations for animal parasites. 852
Total number of examinations for meningitis 125
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 265
Total number of examinations of milk, cream, ice
cream, etc. _______________________21,832
Total number of examinations for special purposes_ 706
Grand Total ______________________30,091
To December 31, 1912, a total number of thirty thousand and ninety-one (30,091) examinations has been made,
as listed in Table 1, which shows the character and scope
of the work. It may be confidentially stated that the department has given valuable aid in the diagnosis and control of communicable diseases, and by its examinations of
milk and other food, has rendered possible an effective control of food and milk inspection.
Regulations
The laboratory places at the disposal of the Health Department and the Physicians of Savannah, the following
services, which have a bearing upon the control of Public
Health.
(1) Examination of cultures and swabs for diphtheria
bacilli.
(2) Examination of blood specimens for the Widal
reaction in suspected cases of typhoid fever.
(3) Examination of blood for malarial parasites.
(4) Examination of sputum, urine and pus for
tubercle bacilli.
(5) Examination of dogs and other animals for the
diagnosis of rabies.
266 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
(6) Examination of feces and similar specimens for
parasites and ova of the hookworm and other parasites.
(7) Examination of the urine of typhoid patients for
the diazo-reaction.
(8) Examination of the urine and feces of typhoid
patients and suspected carriers for typhoid bacilli, by culture methods.
(9) Examination of the blood of typhoid patients, by
culture methods, for typhoid bacilli.
(10) Examination of the blood of typhoid patients
(leucocyte count and differential count).
(11) Examination of exudate from cases of
ophthalmia, by bacterioscopic methods and by culture.
- (12) Examination of fluid obtained by lumbar puncture, for the diagnosis of meningitis.
(13) Examination of scrapings of primary sores for the
Treponema pallidum of syphilis, by the ultramicroscope. '
(14) Such examinations of ice, water, and of milk and
other food, as shall be determined necessary by the Health
Officer.
(15) Such special examination as shall be ordered
by the Health Officer.
It is designed to extend these services as indicated by
the needs of the community in preventing the spread of
communicable diseases. Physicians are requested to make
application to the Health Officer for any special examinations required.
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Outfits for Securing Specimens
The laboratory supplies special outfits for the collection of specimens. Much of the material collected is of a
dangerous character and requires careful handling to prevent infection. On this account specimens are not received
unless collected in accordance with the directions given on
the data blanks accompanying the specimen outfits. For
the orderly conduct of the work and to prevent mistakes in
the identity of specimens, it is necessary that specimens
be submitted in the outfits furnished and that they be accompanied by full data supplied on the blanks furnished.
Outfits may be secured at any time from the laboratory.
Outfits are also supplied to the hospitals of the city on
demand. Specimens are not collected from the hospitals,
but should be sent to the laboratory or left at the following
culture stations, where outfits may also be secured:
(1) Huff's Pharmacy, 122 West Broad Street.
. (2) Knight's Pharmacy, 102 Oglethorpe Avenue, East.
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(3) Solomons' Drug Store, 336 Bull Street.
(4) Kieffer's Drug Store, West Broad Street and Park
Avenue.
(5) Persse's Drug Store, 202 Henry Street, East.
An incubator is maintained in the laboratory; also at
the culture station in Knight's Pharmacy, where diphtheria
cultures may be left at any time of day or night.
The following outfits are available:
(1) Outfit (box, sterile bottle and blanks) for sputum
and pus to be examined for tubercle bacilli.
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(2) Outfit (envelopes, culture tube, sterile swabs, and
blanks) for making cultures for the diagnosis of diphtheria
and control of quarantine in cases of diphtheria.
(3) Outfit (slide holder, slides, lancet, pipette, and
blanks) for securing blood for the Widal reaction in cases
of typhoid fever.
(4) Outfit (box, sterile vial, and blanks) for the examination of urine from cases of suspected typhoid fever.
(5) Outfit (culture outfit and blanks) for blood culture in cases of suspected typhoid fever.
(6) Outfit (box, slides, lancet, and blank) for securing
blood specimens for the diagnosis of malarial fever.
(7) Outfit (box, sterile bottle, and blank) for the collection of feces and exudate to be examined for animal
parasites.
(8) Outfit (sterile jar and blank) for the collection of
massive specimens of feces to be examined for animal
parasites.
(9) Outfit (box, sterile vial or tube, and blanks) for the
collection of spinal fluid in cases of meningitis.
(10) Outfit (box, culture tube, slides, swab, and
blanks) for the collection of exudate from cases of
ophthalmia.
Collection of Specimens
Specimens may be delivered at the laboratory at any
time during office hours. Specimens left at the culture
stations during ithe day will be collected-daily (Sundays
and holidays included) at 5 p. m. Physicians should not
leave specimens after that hour if it is expected that the
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specimens receive prompt attention. Diphtheria cultures
and other specimens requiring prompt examination should
be sent to the laboratory, or delivered after office hours
at the station at Knight's Pharmacy, 102 Oglethorpe Ave.,
East, where an incubator is maintained. If a bacterioscopic
examination of a diphtheria swab or other emergency examination is required after officer hours, the physician
should communicate with the bacteriologist (residence 402
Henry Street, East; Telephone No. 4024).
Reports
The specimens are examined as promptly as possible,
emergency cases such as diphtheria first receiving attention.
Many other specimens require careful and prolonged examination before negative reports can be made. Reports are
made to physicians by telephone as soon as the examinations are completed. Written reports, on suitable blanks,
are also sent by mail, to avoid the possibility of error in
the transmission of verbal reports. Every effort is made
to secure accuracy in examinations and reports. Physicians are requested to co-operate with the department to
secure accuracy by securing specimens in accordance with
the directions supplied in the outfits, and by returning carefully prepared data blanks with the specimens.
Daily reports of all cases which are required by law to
be reported are made to the Health Officer. Physicians
are respectfully requested to note that these departmental
reports do not take the place of reports to the Health Department by physicians, as required by law, and wh'cli
should also be made in writing to the Health Officer.
Blanks for this purpose are placed in each outfit. Periodical
reports covering the whole work of the period reviewed are
made to the Board of Sanitary Commissioners.
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The results of the laboratory examinations are entered
on the data blanks, which are numbered serially and filed
for reference. An alphabetical index has been prepared.
An inventory of furniture, 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 in this index. 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. A
memorandum account of expenditures is kept, in the interest
of economical administration, and to furnish a basis for estimates for the yearly budget.
Review of the Work for 1912
Table II
1912
Sputum and other examinations for tubercle bacilli,
positive __
Sputum and other examinations for tubercle bacilli,
negative
Diphtheria cultures for diagnosis, positive
Diphtheria cultures for quarantine, positive ___
Diphtheria cultures for quarantine, negative.
Typhoid fever, Widal tests, positive.... ____
Typhoid fever, Widal tests, negative __________
Typhoid fever, Widal tests, suggestive _______
Typhoid fever, urine examinations __ __
Malarial fever, blood examinations, negative
Animal parasites (other than malarial), negative
Animal parasites (other than malarial), negative
Special examinations ___ _ ___ ___
Chemical examinations of milk, cream, ice cream,
and other food
Bacteriological examinations of milk, cream, ice
January
11
36
17
8
21
19
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7
1
1
12
4
6
1
16
252
238
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17
11
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12
23
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15
29
27
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216
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198
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The total number of examinations made during the
year 1912 was eight thousand two hundred and fifty (8,250).
In Table 2 is presented detailed information concerning the
number and character of the examinations of the year, by
months. The total number of clinical examinations has
been less than in 1911, owing to the fact that in 1911 we
had an epidemic of typhoid fever and also one of meningitis. The number of examinations, chemical and bacteriological, of milk has decreased, since the increased efficiency of the milk inspection and the more strict enforcement of the milk law has made it unnecessary to examine
so large a number of specimens. There has been an increase in the number of examinations for tuberculosis; also
for malarial fever, which was more prevalent in 1912 than
in 1911. The number of examinations for diphtheria has
been considerably less.
The work of the laboratory has increased in efficiency,
partly due to increased facilities, partly to better organization.
Tuberculosis
Four hundred ninety-one (491) specimens of sputum,
urine, and pus were examined for tubercle bacilli, 116 of
the examinations being positive and 375 negative. A*
times, the finding of bacilli is an early sign of tuberculosis;
usually the findings are only corroberative. The method
of examination used for the most of the tests was the direct one. An average of about thirty-five (35) minutes
was spent in search for bacilli before making a negative
.report. Repeated specimens were examined in many cases.
The concentration method has often been used, and it is
recommended that apparatus be installed so that this
method can be applied to all the specimens.
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Malarial Fever
Malarial Fever was prevalent to an increased amount
during the year. Three hundred and four (304) examinations were made for malarial parasites with 49 positive
findings. An average of approximately 30 minutes was
spent in the examination of each specimen on which a
negative report was made. It is believed that this insures
the accuracy of the report in all but a very small number
of cases. It is undoubted that many cases of fever, clinically regarded as malarial, are of other origin.
In forty-nine (49) positive examinations, single broods
of tertian parasites were observed 12 times; double broods
of tertian parasites 6 times; and aestivo-autumnal parasites 31 times. No parasites of aestivo-autumnal fever
were observed previous to July. No quartan parasites have
been observed. No mixed broods of tertian and aestivoautumnal parasites were recognized during the year.
Ovoids and crescents were observed but three times. It is
beyond question that this modification of the parasite is
uncommon in this locality.
Typhoid Fever
In all, two hundred forty-nine (249) tests were made
for the diagnosis of typhoid fever, including two hundred
and one (201) Widal tests, negative; thirty-seven (37)
Widal .tests, positive; ten urine tests; and one blood culture.
Blood cultures are not used to the extent that they
should be used in the diagnosis of typhoid fever. Widal
tests are in many cases disappointing in the mild type of
fevers which prevail in this locality. Careful and repeated
examination of feces, urine, and blood would be helpful
in the diagnosis of this disease.
274 MAYOR'S AXN'UAL REPORT
Animal Parasites
One hundred seventy-five (175) examinations were
made for animal parasites (other than malarial parasites).
One hundred twenty-two (122) examinations were negative; fifty-three (53) positive. The following parasites
were found.
Hookworm, negative _____________________122
Hookworm, positive ________.___________ 35
Cercomonas intestinalis ___________________ 12
Amebas (one pathogenic; one non-pathogenic)_____ 2
Filaria sanguinis hominis ___________________ 1
Taenia saginata __'____________ 4
Silharzia haematobia _____________________.._ 1
The above includes two duplicate specimens.
Meningitis
Twenty-five (25) examinations only were made for the
diagnosis of meningitis and many of these were duplicate
specimens. Of the thirteen (13) positive examination, in
twelve (12) the Diplococcus intracellularis meningitidis was
found. These twelve examinations were made on 5 clinical
cases. The one remaining positive finding was a case of
pneumococcic men :ngitis. No cases of tubercular meningitis were diagnosicated during the year.
Diphtheria
Two hundred eighty-five (285) cultures were examined
for the diagnosis of diphtheria and three hundred and five
(305) cultures were examined for the control of quarantine.
Of one hundred thirty-one (1311 positive cases, two (2)
were returned as nasal diphtheria, three (3) as laryngeal,
one H) as vaginal, and one hundred twenty-five (125) as
tonsillar and pharyngeal.
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The direct diagnosis of diphtheria by bacterioscopic
methods has given good results in our hands. Of all the
positive cases, seventy-three per cent, of the cases were
diagnosticated by this method, without waiting for the
growth of a culture. The results were checked by culture.
The culture control of quarantine has been continued.
It is again recommended that two consecutive negative cultures be required before quarantine is released.
Rabies
During the year eleven (11) animals have been examined in the laboratory for rabies. In eight (8) cases,
the results were positive for the diagnosis of rabies. The
following notes on cases under observation are presented:
(1) Jan. 27. Dog reported to have bitten child. The
animal was kept under observation one week and then pronounced to be healthy. Negative diagnosis of rabies.
(2) Feb. 13. Dog's head submitted for laboratory examination. Negri bodies were found. This animal had
bitten the child of one of the physicians living in the city.
Positive diagnosis of rabies.
(3) Feb. 23. Dog reported to have bitten a man. The
animal was inspected and found to be vicious. The animal
was kept under observation for ten days and then killed.
Negative diagnosis of rabies.
(4) June 22. Dog's head submitted for laboratory examination. The dog was observed to have a fit. and then
276________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
bit three children. On examination bodies were found resembling Negri bodies in the cells of the cerebellum, but
could not be found in Ammon's Horn. The case was referred to the Hygienic Laboratory, United States Public
Health Service, Washington, D. C. After careful examination, the case was decided to be one of rabies. Rabbits
were inoculated with positive results. Positive diagnosis of
rabies.
(5) Rabbits inoculated from the brain of dog No. 4.
Animals died on the 16th and 24th day respectively, \v'th
typical symptoms of rabies. Examination of the brains of
these animals showed the presence of numerous Xegri
bodies. Positive diagnosis of rabies.
(6) July 27. Stray dog reported to have been killed
by a policeman, after having bitten a man. The dog's
body was not recovered.
(7) July 24. Dog's head submitted for laboratory
examination. The animal was said to have bitten two children. Negri bodies were found in the brain. Positive diagnosis of rabies.
(8) Aug. 1. Dog, while having a fit, was killed by a
policeman. The head was delivered to the laboratory for
examination, but Negri bodies could not be found. Negative diagnosis of Rabies.
(9) Sept. 17. Dog's head submitted for examination.
The animal was said to have bitten several persons. Negri
bodies were found in the brain. Positive diagnosis of rabies.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 277
(10) Sept. 17. Dog's head submitted for laboratory
examination. The animal was said to have bitten a child.
Negri bodies were found in the brain of the animal. Positive
diagnosis of rabies.
(11) Sept. 24. Dog's head submitted for laboratory
examination. The animal, while sick, had bitten a man.
Negri bodies were not found. Negative diagnosis of rabies.
(12) Oct. 6. The report was made that a dog had bitten a man, and a laboratory examination requested. The
animal was inspected and kept under observation one week,
and then pronounced to be healthy. Negative diagnosis of
rabies.
(13) Oct. 17. Dog's head submitted for laboratory
examination. The animal had bitten a child. Negri bodies
were found in the brain of the animal. Positive diagnosis
of rabies.
(14) Oct. 26. Dog's head submitted for laboratory examination. The animal had bitten a number of people.
Negri bodies were found. Positive diagnosis of rabies.
(15) Nov. 4. Dog's head submitted for laboratory examination. The animal had bitten a child. Negri bodies
were not found in the brain of the animal. Negative diagnosis of rabies.
278 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
(16) Dec. 10. Cat's head submitted for examination.
The animal, under suspicious circumstances, had bitten a.
man. Negri bodies were found in the cat's brain. Positive
diagnosis of rabies.
The records of this department prove, in my opinion,
that rabies is on the increase among the dogs and cats of
the city. The disease is one that neglected street dogs are
more disposed to contract and spread. These dogs are,
moreover, a menace, not only to human beings, but also
to the thoroughbred dogs with which they come in contact. It is recommended that the strict enforcement of the
ordinance requiring the licensing of dogs would somewhat restrict the number of worthless dogs which run the
streets.
Hydrophobia, from a Public Health standpoint, is of
limited importance when compared with diseases like tuberculosis, typhoid fever, smallpox, and meningitis, since,
except under very unusual circumstances, as in large epidemics, only a very small number of cases are observed.
A considerable percentage of persons who are bitten by
rabid dogs escape infection. Since, however, the disease,
when once contracted, is invariably fatal, and is of a very
distressing character, every reasonable restriction which
will prevent it should be taken.
The most effective measure for the prevention of rabies
is the muzzling of dogs. It is respectfully recommended
that the ordinance requiring the muzzling of dogs while at
large be strictly enforced as a public health measure. In
other infected communities, this measure has resulted in
wiping out the disease.
_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________279
To prevent the giving the expensive and painful
Pasteur treatment without necessity, every case of dog bite
should immediately come under the care of a physician. The
wounds should be cauterized efficiently. The dog which
is suspected to have rabies should not be killed, unless at
large, and a danger to others. The dog should be kept
under observation, and if necessary, killed and subjected to
a laboratory examination. These examinations, if not made
too early in the course of the disease, usually give conclusive information concerning the presence of the disease.
In instances where wounds of the face have been inflicted,
prompt measures should be taken.
The methods recommended by the Laboratory Section
of the American Public Health Association for the diagnosis
of rabies are used in this laboratory for the examination ot
suspected animals.
Examinations of Milk and Cream
A total number of 6,169 examinations of milk, cream,
and ice cream were made in 1912, including 2,854 chemical
examinations and 3,315 bacteriological examinations.
Methods. The examinations are made in duplicate.
Fat is determined by a modification of the Babcock method.
Specific gravity is determined by the lactometer and checked
with examinations made with a delicate specific gravity balance. From the data thus obtained, the total solids are estimated by Babcock's formula and the solids not fat determined by difference. If the samples do not come up to
standard by these tests, which have a fair degree of accuracy,
the examinations are checked by more accurate methods.
Total solids are determined gravimetrically, and solids not
fat by difference. The refractive index of the milk serum
280______MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
is determined with the Zeiss Dipping Refractometer according to the method of Ackermann. This method we have
found very useful in detecting the adulteration of milk by
water.
In determining the number of bacteria in the samples
of milk, dilutions are made in sterile salt solution, 1 to 100,
1 to 1,000, and 1 to 10,000, and cultures made in neutral
agar-agar medium. The plates are incubated three days at
20 degrees C. and then counted on a Wolffhuegel's counting plate.
For preservatives, seventeen (17) examinations were
made, all with negative results.
To determine the' presence of added water, one hundred
and two (102) refractometer tests were made of suspicious
samples. Of these one hundred and two (102) samples,
fifty-two (52) showed the addition of water. These
samples were defective samples from the two thousand
six hundred and sixty-five (2,665) samples examined. The
watered samples were therefore about two (2) per cent, of
the total number of samples.
Of two thousand, six hundred and sixty three (2,663)
samples examined, ninety-three (93) or 3.6% fell below the
fat standard (3.5%). Of these defective samples, eighty
(80) failed to show water and therefore these 80 samples,
or about three (3) per cent., were skimmed.
The results of the examinations are presented in the
following tables:
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Table III
Tabulation of the results of the examination of 2,661
samples of milk to show the character of samples as regards total solids.
Standard, 12% of total solids.
No. of samples Per cent.
Specimens with 13% of total solids,
or more _____-_______2,179 81.8%
Specimens with from 12.5 to 12.9%
of solids ____________ 317 12.0%
Specimens with from 12.0 to 12.4%
. of solids _____________ 117 4.4%
Specimens with less than 12.0%
total solids ____________ 48 ' 1.8%
Table IV
Tabulation of the results of the examination of 2,663
samples of milk to show the character of samples as regards
fat contents.
Standard, 3.5% butter fat.
No. of samples Per cent.
Specimens with 4% of butter fat,
or more _____________2,297 86.2%
Specimens with from 3.5 to 3.9%
of fat _______________ 273 10.2%
Specimens with from 3.0 to 3.4%
of fat _______________ 75 2.9%
Specimens wirth less than 3.0% of
fat ________________ 18 0.7%
Specimens with less than 3.5% of
fat .._______________ 93 3.670
282 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Table V
Tabulation of the results of the examination of 2,661
samples of milk to show the character of the samples as
regards solids not fat.
Per cent
71.8%
26.0%
1.4%
0.8%
2.2%
Standard,
No of samples
Specimens with 9% of solids not fat,
or more _____________ 1,911
Specimens with from 8.5 to 8.9% of
solids not fat ___________ 692
Specimens with from 8.0 to 8.4% of
solids not fat __________ 38
Specimens with less than 8.0% of
solids not fat __________ 20
Soecimens with less than 8.5% of
solids not fat ___________ 58
Table VI
Tabulation of the results of the bacteriological examination of 2,657 samples of milk. Standard, from April 1
to Nox-ember 1, a bacterial count of 500,000 bacteria per
cubic centimeter. Standard, from November 1 to April 1,
a bacterial count of 300,000 bacteria per cc. Less than 100,-
000 is considered very good. More than 1,000,000 bacteria
per cc. is considered very bad.
No. of samples Percent.
Bacteria less than 100,000 per cc_l,405 52.9%
Bacteria less than the number than
indicated above as a standard_2,204 83.0%
Bacteria more than indicated above
as standard _______ _" ___ 453 17.0%
Bacteria more than 1,000,000 per cc. 179 6.7%
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 283
Table VII
Showing Comparative Number and Percentage
Illegal Samples of Milk in 1910, 1911, 1912.
of
Total No. Illegal Percentage
Fat Standard
3.5%
Total Solids
(Standard
12.0%)
Solids not fat
(Standard
8.5%)
Bacteria not
more than
300,000 in winter, 500,00 in
summer per c.c.
1910
3,544
3,443
3,443
3,432
1911
3.288
3,443
3,286
3,279
1912
2,663
2,661
2,661
2,657
1910
212
486
1911
106
94
1,092| 229
741 567
II 1912 || 1910
11
1
93
A*l 48]
58
6. %
14.1%
1911 1912
i
3.2%| 3.6%
2.9%
I
31.4%
1
453
1
22.9%
7.2%
17.3%
i
1.8%
2.2%
17.0%
Discussion of the Results of the Examination of Milk
The tables show that from a chemical standpoint, the
results of the enforcement of the milk ordinance have been
very good. Only a small percentage of samples are
adulterated. Occasional samples are watered or skimmed.
Preservatives are not used to any extent.
From a bacteriological standpoint, the results are not
so good. There has been little improvement during the
year. Too large a number of samples fail to meet the standard. More attention to the small details of dairy technique
is necessary to keei the milk cleaner. Scrupulous care in
the cleaning of utensils, the cooling of the milk on the
aerator, and care in handling are necessary to enable the
producer to meet the standard. Our standard is not an
284 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
unnecessarily severe one, and should be easily met by dairymen working under the conditions which exist in this community.
Cream
Of cream, sixty-eight (68) samples were examined
chemically. Of these samples, only three (3) were below
the standard (18% butter fat). Sixty-seven (67) samples
of cream were examined by bacteriological methods. Of
these, twenty-seven (27) samples were below the standard
(500,000 bacteria per cubic centimeter in winter; 1,000,000
bacteria per cc. in winter).
Ice Cream
Chemical examinations of ice cream, except for
adulterants, have been discontinued.
Of ice cream, five hundred eighty-one (581) samples
were examined by bacteriological methods. On account of
the varied character of this product, a satisfactory bacteriological standard has not yet been secured. The results of
the examination are presented in Table No. VIII.
Table No. VIII
Tabulation of the results of the examination of 581
samples of ice cream to show the character of the product as
regards bacterial content.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 285
No of samples Per cent
Samples with less than 750,000 bacteria per cc. __________ 94 16.1%
Samples with from 750,000 to
1,500,000 bacteria per cc.__^ 48 8.3%
Samples with from 1,500,000 to
3,000,000 bacteria per cc.___ 61 10.5%
Samples with over 3,000,000 bacteria
per cc. and less than 6,000,000- 91 15.7%
Samples with over 6,000,000 bacteria per cc. __________ 287 49.4%
Total _______________ 581 100.0%
It is evident that a large part of the product contains
very large.numbers of bacteria. The use of pure materials
and greater care in manufacture would greatly lower the
number of bacteria present.
The results of the examinations of milk, cream, and
ice cream are published weekly in the press of the city.
The publicity thus obtained has been of great value in securing ithe enforcement of the ordinance governing the
production and sale of milk.
Library
The department now possesses a good technical library
devoted to the subjects of bacteriology, pathology, chemistry, hygiene, and sanitation. In addition to the department
library, the journals and books of the Library of the Georgia Medical Society, which is placed in one of the rooms
of this department, are available for reference. The journals contain much material which is of aid in the conduct
of the work of the department.
286________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________
Journals Available in the Department Library
Journal of Infectious Diseases, complete, 1904-1912;
also current numbers.
Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology, complete, 1893-
1912; also current numbers.
Journal of Experimental Medicine, complete, 1896-
1912; also current numbers.
Journal of Medical Research, complete, N. S. Vol. IXXI, 1891-1912; current numbers.
Public Health; reports and papers of the American
Public Health Association, complete, except Vol. V, 1873-
1910.
Bulletins of the Hygienic Laboratory, LL S. Public
Health Service, almost complete.
Public Health Bulletins, U. S. Public Health Service,
partly complete.
Yellow Fever Institute Bulletins, part only.
Journal of Applied Microscopy, complete 1898-1903.
Watt's Dictionary of Chemistry, complete, 4 volumes.
Thorpe's Dictionary of Applied Chemistry, complete,
3 volumes.
Miscellaneous Reports of State and Municipal Health
Departments.
American Journal of Public Hygiene, nearly complete:
current numbers.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT____ 287
Maly's Jahresbericht der Tierchemie, complete, 1871-
1910.
Baufngarten's Jahresbericht-Pathogenen Mikroorgaiiismen, complete, 1885-1907.
Annales de 1'Institut Pasteur, complete, 1887-1912;
current numbers.
Zeitschrift f.Hygiene, complete, 1886-1912; current
numbers.
Zeitschrift f.Fleisch- und Milchhygiene, 1891-1912;
current numbers, complete.
Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association, partly complete, Vol. 40-58; 1892-1910.
Centralblatt f.Bakteriologie, Abtheilung I, complete
1887-1912; current numbers.
Centralblatt f.Bakteriologie, Abtheilung II, 18954912,
complete with current numbers.
Archiv f.Hygiene, current numbers.
Ziegler's Beitraege, current numbers.
Virchow's Archiv, current numbers.
WileyFoods and their Adulteration.
LeachFood Analysis and Inspection.
StillmanEngineering Chemistry.
American Medical Directory, 3rd edition.
288________MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT__________
Journals Available in the Library of the Georgia
Medical Society
Journal of the American Medical Association, complete
with current numbers.
Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, complete with current numbers.
Southern Medical Journal, current numbers.
Transactions of the Medical Association of Georgia,
1878-1910.
Archives of Internal Medicine, complete with current
numbers.
American Journal of the Medical Sciences, complete
with current numbers.
American Journal of Diseases of Children, complete
with current numbers.
American Journal of Obstetrics, complete with current numbers.
Annals of Surgery, vol. 35 to 56 and current numbers.
Journal of Cutaneous Diseases, complete With current
numbers.
Progressive Medicine, 1899-1910.
Transactions Southern and Gynecological Society,
complete.
___ ______MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________289
Index Medicus, complete current numbers.
Index Catalogue of the Surgeon-General's Office, U. S.
Army, complete.
Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics, current numbers.
Archives of Pediatrics, current numbers.
New York Medical Journal, part of set, 1885-1911.
Medical Record, complete; current numbers.
Interstate Medical Journal, current numbers.
Medical Review of Reviews, current numbers.
Wisconsin Medical Journal, current numbers.
American Medicine, current numbers.
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, partly complete,
current numbers.
John Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, current numbers.
Lancet, current numbers.
British Medical Journal, current numbers.
Additions to Equipment
During the year the alcove near the laboratory was
fitted up as a balance and instrument room. This affords
better facilities for the care of special instruments. In the
chemical laboratory, additional furniture, in the shape of
290________.MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
a wall case, a work table, and shelving, has been added. A
low-temperature, electric controlled thermostat has been
installed.
A small hand spectroscope and accessories have been
added to the equipment, A high-grade polariscope and
accessories have been ordered, but have not yet been received, having been delayed in transportation.
In conclusion, your bacteriologist desires to acknowledge his indebtedness to his assistants, Miss Jane
Van DeVrede and Mr. Elim Culpepper, who have given
valuable aid in the conduct of the work of the department.
The thanks of the bacteriologist are also due the Health
Officer and the members of the Board of Sanitary Commissioners, for hearty support; also to the Physicians of
the City for their co-operation.
Respectfully submitted,
VICTOR H. BASSETT, M. D.
City Bacteriologist.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 291
REPORT OF CITY PHYSICIANS
Northern District
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, \
Mayor, City of Savannah.
Dear Sir:
I herewith submit my annual report as City Physician
for the year 1912.
Total number of patients treated_2,696
House visits ______________1,535
Total number of office calls___2,178
Sent to the Savannah Hospital__ 119
Sent to the Park View Sanitarium____________ 118
Sent to St. Joseph's Hospital______________ 50
Sent to Georgia Infirmary______________ 52
Sent to Charity Hospital__________________ 8
I want to call your attention ito the bad drainage in the
northeastern section of the city, that is, around the neighborhood of the Savannah -Cotton Mills. The most of my
malarial patients were in ithis locality. I also think there
should be some provision made for a surgical dressing room
at the Police Barracks. I have had to dress all prisoners'
wounds right among the other prisoners, which is very undesirable and a hot-bed for infection.
I hope my services have been satisfactory, as I have
tried to serve the public to the best of my ability.
Respectfully submitted,
JAMES E. MORRISON, M. D.,
City Physician, Northern District.
292________MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT_________
Southern District
Savannah, Ga., January 3, 1913
To the Mayor and Aldermen,
City of Savannah, Ga.
Gentlemen:
I herewith submit my report as City Physician of the
Southern District, for the year 1912.
Sent to Savannah Hospital_________________ 35
Sent to St. Joseph's Hospital________________ 9
Sent to Park View Hospital_________________ 34
Sent to Georgia Infirmary_________~___ 7
Office Visits _________________________ 368
House Visits _________________________2,422
Total Number of Visits________________2,790
White Patients Treated__________________ 989
Colored Patients Treated__________________ 807
Total Number Patients Treated___________1,796
By referring to my past reports, you will see that the
White City Physician, is being called upon more frequently
to treat Colored patients, and less frequently tcrtreat White
patients. I would therefore suggest that the Colored patients be referred to the Colored Physicians, in all instances
where a City Physician is called.
As stated in previous reports the compensation received for the work done is very little, and this too should
receive the earnest consideration of your Honorable Body.
Our City has grown very greatly in the past few years,
consequently the amount of work done by the City Physician has grown, therefore I think that the City Physician
should receive better compensation, as at this time he makes
absolutely nothing on the work done.
_______MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________293
I would also call your attention to the numbering of
houses in Lanes, no house is properly numbered, and consequently, the proper service cannot be given to those living in the Lanes of the City. This has been recommended
every year since 1908, when Dr. Lawrence Lee took the
matter up in his annual report.
Respectfully submitted,
R. V. HARRIS, M. D.,
City Physician, Southern District.
294 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Eastern District
Savannah, Ga., January 25, 1913
The Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor of Savannah.
Sir:
I have the honor of submitting to you this, my annual
report of the work done by me as City Physician in the
Eastern District during the year 1912.
MONTHS
January' - _ ________
March _ ______ _______
April ___ _ _ _____
May _____________________________
June _____________________________
July ._.___-_-__________
August __________________________
September _______________________
October _________________________
December __ _______
Total ________________
g
o
151
134
164
169
184
190
187
198
169
148
123
141
1,959
3
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K
138
110
150
154
150
180
146
165
151
147
117
117
1,725
1
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259
245
242
304
297
301
319
273
260
250
241
3,299
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6
7
6
7
7
5
6
4.
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6
4
3
67
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7
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3
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1
3
4
7
4
3
48
Respectfully submitted,
C. B. TYSON,
City Physician (Colored) Eastern District.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 295
Western District
Savannah, Ga., January 1st, 1913
Hon. George W, Tiedeman, Mayor, Savannah, Ga.
Dear Sir:
I herewith respectfully submit my report as City Physician of the Western District for the year ending December
31st, 1912.
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MONTHS
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Is
January .. ____
April __ ___ . ___ _
May ___ _ __ ______
June _ __ ______
July .._....._____._._..._._._._
August __ _ _._ ___ _
September __ - ____ _ _ _
October __ __________ ___
December ___ ____________________
Total ____________ _
62
87
97
91
105
138
119
127
103
Ql
104
75
1,201
113
177
122
89
105
144.
141
1C*
141
122
14T
on
1 487
160
7fU
21 S
17ft
207
278
254
283 JVJ
210
240
161
2.627
,.
9
10
9
10
12
12
16
12
15
1ft
141
2
4
4
4

4
2
5
2
7
3
1
41
Respectfully submitted,
P. E. LOVE. M. D.,
City Physician (Colored) Western District
296________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_______
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SAVANNAH HOSPITAL
. FOR 1912
Dr. Thomas J. Charlton, Superintendent
Number of Patients in Hospital Dec. 31, 1911_ 37
Number of Patients Admitted during 1912__ 1,199
Number of Patients in Hospital during 1912_ 1,236
Number of Patients discharged during 1912_ 1,204
Number of Patients remaining Jan. 1st, 1913__ 32
Number of Patients died during 1912______ 63
Number of Patients moribund--___ 21
Number of Patients Born_______________ 26
Number of Hospital Days Pay Patients____ 8,527
Number of Hospital Days City and County
Patients _____________________ 5,175
Total Number of Hospital Days________ 13,702
Average Daily Number of Patients__ 37^4
Number of Pay Patients 806
Number of City and County Patients-__ 430
Number of Surgical Operations 538
Mortality, Total Deaths _____________ 05%
Mortality, Less Moribund ___ 02%
Income from Pay Patients ____________$19,358 52
Income from Other Sources_________ 8,629 77
Total Income _________________$27,988 29
Increase of Income from Pay Patients, over
1911 _-__________-__$ 2,121 27
Increase of Income from Other Sources, over
1911 _____________________ _ 33 54
Total Increase ____$ 2,154 81
Total Operating Room Expense$ 4,033 66
Average cost per operation (538) 7 50
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT _______297
Total Number of Hospital and Employe Days 28,653
Average Daily Cost of Raw Food________ 32
Cost to City and County, per Patient___ 11.73
Expense per capita per diem________ 2.31
THOMAS J. CHARL/TON, M. D.,
Superintendent.
Annual Report 1912
Expenditures :
Pay Roll _________________________$ 8,070 58
Petty Cash _______________________ 308 06
Tea __________________________ 28 65
Coffee _________________________ 220 26
Bread __________________________ 326 03
Butter _________________________ 901 51
Eggs ________________________ 803 80
Milk ___________________________ 1,045 15
Meat, Fresh and Salt________________ 1,382 65
Vegetables __________________________________
Fruk __________________________ 1,225 98
Poultry _____________________________________
Ice ___________________________ 414 46
Groceries ___________ 2,793 76
Drugs ________ 1,188 85
Surgical Supplies ___________________ 2,597 66
Whiskey and Alcohol ________________ 384 36
Coal and Wood ___________________ 1,074 25
Laundry ________________ 1,465 71
Crockery ________________________ 171 45
Dry Goods __:____________________ 876 71
Stationery _______________________ 305 90
Gas __________________________ 619 72
Electricity ________________________ 542 83
Repairs ____________ 3,922 34
Other Expenses ____________________ 946 25
Total __________$31,616 92
293 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT _
ANNUAL REPORT OF ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL
1912
Savannah, Ga., January 1st, 1913
Hon. Geo. \V. Tiedeman, Mayor,
Savannah, Ga.
Honored Sir:
I have the pleasure of submitting to you the Report of
our Hospital from Jan. 1st, to Dec. 31st. 1912.
Number of patients in hospital Dec. 31st, 1911__ 42
Number of patients admitted during 1912____ 847
Number of patients in hospital during 1912____ 889
Number of pay patients_______ 625
Number of City and County patients 264
Number of hospital days, pay patients__ 7,992
Number hospital days, City and County patients 4,859
Total number of hospital days____ 12,851
Number of patients born_______ 22
Number of surgical operations_____ 195
Number of patients discharged__________ 838
Number of patients died _________ 19
Number of patients moribund-___ 7
Mortality, total deaths________________ '
Mortality, less moribund ______'. ________
Number of patients in hospital Dec. 31st, 1912 32
Respectfully submitted,
Sister M. EUPHRASIA, Superior.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 299
REPORT OF PARK VIEW SANITARIUM 1912
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 1, 1913
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor.
Sir:
The directors of the Park View Sanitarium have the
honor to submit to Mayor and Aldermen of the city of
Savannah the annual report for the year ending, Dec. 31st,
1912.
The care of 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 in by Physicians of Savannah, the Police Department, in fact all deserving patients living in Savannah.
The following table shows the record for the city
patients.
The appended list the total work done by the Sanitarium for the year 1912.
SCO MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
MONTHS
January ____________ _
May ____. ____ . _
June _______ _
July ____________________________
September _
October ________________________
December _____ ___ _ _
Total _____ ________
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363
171
117
172
397
320
347
451
398
425
395
391
4,362
Admitted
v;
12
28
29
38
1 tA
38
48
S4
42
50
41
470
Female
16
13
12
12
17
20
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11
20
17
20
18
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70
19
16
17
21
14
23
27
34
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21
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Number of patients in Sanitarium during 1912___ 1,370
Number of Hospital days for 1912___________16,008
Numbers of Surgical Operations during 1912____ 691
Number of births in Sanitarium during 1912_ 54
Number of deaths in Sanitarium during 1912____ 63
Number of patients moribund when admitted, 50;
mortality ________________ 4 1-
Mortality, less moribund 1912_____________
Respectfully submitted,
L. C. SAVILLE, R. N.,
Superintendent.
_____MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________301
REPORT OF GEORGIA INFIRMARY
FOR THE YEAR 1912
Statistical Report
Number of Patients in Infirmary January 1, 1912 ______________ 39
Number of Patients admitted during
1912 _________________ 1,007
Number of Patients cared for during
1912 __________________ 1,046
Number of Patients discharged during
1912 _________________ 827
Number of Patients remaining January 1, 1913 ______________ 48
Births in Infirmary during 1912_ 33
Total Number of Deaths in 1912___ 171
Number of Moribund Patients carried to
Infirmary in 1912 __________ 78
Mortality __________________ 16.35
Corrected Mortality ___________ 7.61
Tubercular Admits ___________ 54
Operations _________________ 382
Surgical Deaths __________ 33
Medical Deaths _____________ 138
Total Number Hospital Days all
Patients ________________ 16,700
Total Number Hospital Days Charity
Patients ________________ 14,370
Total Number Hospital Days Pay
Patients ________________ 2,330
Daily Average Number Patients___ 45^4
Daily Average Cost per Patient- 71.026
302________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_________
Smallest Number Patients any one day 35
Largest Number Patients any one day 64
Expenses for year 1912______ $11,862.44
Appropriation from City of Savannah,
and Chatham County averages per
Charity Patient per day ____ 55.671
Number of Attendants, including two
white nurses____________ 25
Receipts
Balance, January 1, 1913________________$ 2,654 14
City of Savannah ___________________ 4,500 00
Chatham County ___________________ 3,500 00
Pay Patients _____________________ 1,935 99
E. R, Squibb & Sons, Rebate ____________ 1 81
Received from Interest on Investments___-_ 1,020 08
Donation from Savannah Benevolent Association ________________________ 248 68
$13,860 70
Disbursements
Expenses:
Salaries ___________________-__$ 4,327 78
Provisions _____ 3,636 87
Drugs and Surgical Supplies 1,934 88
Repairs, Plumbing, and etc. 224 24
Household Supplies _________ 547 53
Electric Lights and Gas _______ 482 14
Coal and Wood ______________-___ 386 50
Undertakers Account _________ 172 00
Telephone ________________ 44 65
Insurance _______ 81 57
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 303
Interest and Collections ______________ 24 28
Balance January 1, 1913_______________ 1,998 26
$13,860 70
HENRY C. CUNNINGHAM,
President.
Attest:
MARCUS S. BAKER,
Secretary and Treasurer.
304 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
REPORT OF CHARITY HOSPITAL
(Colored)
Savannah, Ga., January 1, 1913
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor:
Sir:
I beg to herewith present reoort of the operations of the
Charity Hospital for the year 1912:
Receipts
City Appropriation for Year_______$ 900 00
Pay Patients _______________ 3,198 60
Donations ________________ 213 23$4,311 83
Expenditures
Undertaker, City Burials ______$ 50 00
Insurance, Phone and Printing _ 98 67
Medical Supplies ____________ 690 86
Surgical Supplies ___^________ 477 01
House Supplies _____________ 189 40
Repairs __________________ 140 71
Bread, Milk and Groceries________ 1,117 82
Light and Fuel ______________ 453 38
Meats and Vegetables ______ 461 27
Salaries ____-__-___-_ 529 00$4,208 17
$ 103 71
Jan. 1, 1912Balance on Hand___ 1 56
$ 105 27
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 305
Unpaid Bills for year ending Dec. 31, 1912____ 773 51
Jan. 1, 1913Deficit on Jan. 1, 1913________$ 668 24
City Pay Total
Dec. 31, 1911In Hospital _______: 5 4
Admitted during 1912_______-____ 247 462
Discharged during 1912__________-_ 202 413
Died ___-___________-____-_ 43 48
Moribund cases received 32 28
Born ____________ 6 3
Hospital Days _______________- 2,568 2,502
Surgical Operations 66 336
Jan. 1, 1913In Hospital-- 7 5
___________________________ _ _ ___ i t
Average cost per patient per diem__ .83
Average cost of city patient to city per diem,
based on $900.00 appropriation___ .35
Respectfully,
I. D. WILLIAMS, M. D.,
Treasurer.
9
709
615
91
60
9
5,070
402
12
306 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
REPORT OF CITY DISPENSARY
Savannah, Ga., January 1, 1913
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor,
City.
Dear Sir:
I have the honor to submit herewith my report for the
year ending December 31, 1912.
Number of Prescriptions filled are as follows:
White Col'd Total
January ______________ 408
February _______________ 412
March _.______________ 424
April ___________ 335
May __________________ 377
June _______________ 357
July ___________________ 359
August ___________________ 422
September _______________ 388
October _________________ 441
November _______________ 348
December _______________ 313
773
688
724
746
830
819
904
849
823
918
719
677
1,181
1,100
1,148
1,081
1,207
1,176
1,263
1,271
1,211
1,359
1,067
990
Total ______________4,384 9,470 14,054
Besides supplies for the various institutions, city physicians, police barracks, and pest house, which were about
half as much more than the previous year.
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Expenditures for the Year 1912.
January ______________________$ 344 51
February _____________________ 338 04
March __________________________ 326 07
April __________________._______ 378 47
May ____________________________ 364 21
June __________________._._____ 286 80
July ______________________ _____ 313 71
August __________________________ 370 66
September _______________________ 412 88
October _________________________ 285 01
November ______________________ 294 88
December ________________________ 296 57
Total ________________________$4,011 81
Very respectfully,
JNO. H. HARMS,
Keeper City Dispensary.
308 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING
Savannah, Ga:, January 25th, 1913
Hon. Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor,
City of Savannah.
Sir:
Herewith, I have the honor to submit my report for the
year ending December 31st, 1912: "
Plumbing Inspections Made During Year 1912
Month Fixtures Amount of Fees
January ___________ 129 $ 64 50
February ___________ 155 77 50
March ____________ 302 151 00
April _____________ 247 123 50
May _____________ 347 173 50
June ____-________ 387 193 50
July ____________._ 262 131 00
August ___________ 463 231 50
September __________ 147 73 50
October __________ 791 395 50
November _________ 279 139 50
December __________ 167 83 50
Total __________3,676 $1,838 00
Note:In June, 68 fixtures installed at'the
City Market were inspected, but on account of this
being City work, the fees, $34.00, are herewith
deducted, as is the fee for inspection of 1 fixture
at Superintendent's residence, Laurel Grove Cemetery, in November.
Total Deduction _________________._$ 34 50
Net Amount of Fees ___$1,803 50
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There were 1,761 more fixtures examined in 1912 than
in the preceding year and an increase of $846.00 in inspection
fees over 1911.
Besides (these regular inspections, I made twenty-seven
inspections of plumbing fixtures and pipes and sewers on
the recommendation of the Health Officer, one hundred and
ninety-eight inspections of sewers connected to the housedrainage system, and seventeen inspections of bad plumbing or alleged bad plumbing for citizens. No fee is received
for these inspections.
In conclusion, I wish to thank your Honor, the Committee on Public Health, and the Board of Plumbing Examiners for advice given and assistance rendered during
the term of my office, which began on January 22nd.
Very respectfully,
J. J. MAHANY,
Inspector of Plumbing.
310 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
REPORT OP THE CLERK OP THE MARKET
Savannah, Ga., January 23rd, 1913
To the Honorable, Geo. W. Tiedeman, Mayor, Savannah,
Ga.
Dear Sir:
I respectfully submit (the annual report of all monies
collected at the City Market during the year 1912.
Butchers ________________________$ 5,538 00
Fish Dealers ______________________ 1,502 70
Poultry Dealers ____________________ 472 00
Vegetable Dealers __________________ 757 60
Bakers and Etc. ____________________ 217 60
Crabs, Shrimp, Etc. __________________ 232 00
Basement _______________________ 158 00
Delicatessen _______________________ 391 00
Candy _________________________ 2,571 85
Total __'_____________________$11,816 75
This report does not show the money collected
through the City Marshal's Office which amounts this year
to: Vaults, $2.078.00; Fish Stalls, $1,953.54; which makes a
total of $4,031.54, and which brings the grand total to
$15,848.29. This is the largest amount returned in twenty
years.
The improvements in the Market have been very
beneficial both from a sanitary and commercial standpoint,
and the carrying out of the rest of the plans would give
Savannah the best market to be found anywhere.
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Our sincere thanks are due to the Committee on City
Market, each one of its members having shown us all courtesies and rendered much assistance, especially the Chairman,
Mr. Julius B. Gaudry, who has worked faithfully and untiringly for the success of the market and its improvements.
Respectfully submitted,
A. MENDEL,
Clerk City Market.
312 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
REPORT OF THE HARBOR MASTER
Savannah, Ga., January 2, 1913
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor,
Savannah, Ga.
Dear Sir:
I hand you herewith statements showing the number of
vessels arriving at this port during the year 1912, giving the
net tonnage of same, also the amount collected for Harbor
Fees.
The inland steamers, and small craft plying local
waters, of which there are quite a number are not included
in the statements.
The Southern Bell Telephone operator at Tybee has
rendered valuable assistance to this department during the
year and the same is duly appreciated.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN CARR,
Harbor Master.
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Foreign Steamers by Nationality
Nation No.
Austrian __________ 21
British __________________205
Danish ________________ 4
Dutch __________________ 18
French __________________ 1
Greek __________________ 1
German __________________25
Italian ______________ 5
Norwegian _______________ 10
Portugese ________________ 1
Swedish ___ 6
Spanish _________________ 4
Total ________________301 689,721
Vessels Arriving at SavannahYear 1912
1912
MONTH
January
February
June __
July ......
August
September
October _ ..__.._
Total ____ - ...
Ai
St
i
68
62
70
68
66
66
67
72
66
67
77
80
829
norlcan
.aiunera

1
184,3%
152,860
166,415
160,431
157,078
150,156
154,960
161,638
138,069
157,427
182,906
176,303
1,942,639
An
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13
13
14
IS
14
18
14
11
13
13
11
13
162
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Sail

6,528
8,025
9,491
7,527
8,546
10,449
8,221
6,037
7,153
7,741
8,309
7,883
95,910
K
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39
35
30
23
17
11
14
12
30
30
28
32
301
irelfn
Miners
IB
a
88,538
81,128
62,586
52,547
41,612
24,175
32,892
27,375
72,554
75,399
64,025
66,890
689,721
Foreign
Stil
i
i
i
i
3
1
532
955
210
1,697
Tugi
o
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1
1
1
1
4

418
295
554
418
1,685
I
i
1
1
1
1
1
5
target
1 '
1,402
3,934
1,550
295
1,612
8,793
Harbor
FMI
$ 774 00
66960
580 33
524 00
443 82
308 33
345 10
345 00
592 33
591 10
564 00
731 49
6,469 10
1,130 steamers, 2,632,360 tons; 165 sailing vessels, 97,607 tons; 4 tugs, 1,685 tons; 5 barges, 8,793 tons.
Making a grand total of 1,304 vessels with 2,740,445 net tons.
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
PARK AND TREE COMMISSION
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE YEAR
ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 1912
P. D. DAFF1N
CHAIRMAN
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PARK AND TREE COMMISSION
T. H. McMILLAN______Term Expires January 1, 1914
R. M. BUTLER______Term Expires January 1, 1914
CHARLES S. ELLIS___Term Expires January 1, 1916
PHILIP D. DAFFIN____Term Expires January I, 1918
ISAIAH A. SOLOMONSTerm Expires January 1, 1918
Chairman
PHILIP D. DAFFIN
Vice-Chairman
CHARLES S. ELLIS
Secretary
ISAIAH A. SOLOMONS
Superintendent
WILLIAM H. ROBERTSON
Foreman
JAMES B. WISE
Keeper Laurel Grove Cemetery (White Portion)
A. B. LaROCHE
Keeper Bonaventure Cemetery (White)
J. T. McCORMICK
Keeper Laurel Grove Cemetery (Colored Portion)
HENRY WILLIS
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REPORT OF THE PARK AND TREE COMMISSION
Savannah, Ga., January 1, 1913
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 30, 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 Park ________________________ 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
Tiedeman Park _______________________ 2.75
McCauley Park __________________ 1.2
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Solomons Park _______________________ 1.2
Theus Park ___________________________ 1.2
Baldwin Park _______________._____ 1.2
Guckenheimer Park ___________________ 1.2
Entleman Park _______________________ 1.
Kavanaugh Park ______________________ 1.
Lattimore Park ______________________ 1.
Vetsburg Park ________________________ 1.
Gaudry Park _________________________ 1.
Adams Park ____________________________ 1.
Total area of Parks and Squares_____________181.54
Laurel Grove Cemetery (White, 57.1; Colored, 6G.8)_117.9
Eonaventure Cemetery _____ 99.69
Total area of our public grounds___399.13
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Parks and Squares
There was appropriated ______________$12,000 00
There was expended ________________ 13,066 03
Appropriation overdrawn ___________$ 1,066 03
Parks and Squares (Tree Planting)
There was appropriated _______________$ 1,000 00
There was expended __________________ 1,016 35
Appropriation overdrawn ____$ 16 35
Bonaventwe Cemetery
There was appropriated $ 5,000 00
There was expended 6,073 67
Appropriation overdrawn ___$ 1,073 67
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Laurel Grove Cemetery
There was appropriated ______________$ 5,000 00
There was expended _______________ 6,138 79
Appropriation overdrawn __$ 1,138 79
Baffin Park
There was appropriated ____$ 500 00
There was expended ___ 499 75
Balance unexpended _$ 25
Special Appropriation, Lawn Mowers
There was appropriated __$ 200 00
There was expended _________________ 200 00
Special Appropriation, Extra Men
There was appropriated _______________S 1,000 00
There was expended ________________ 1,000 37
Appropriation overdrawn ____$ 37
Bonaventure Cemetery
Receipts
Received from sale of lots______________$ 1,850 55
Received from burial fees______________ 657 50
Received from care of lots______________ 3,724 84
Received from water rents__ 975 28
Received from miscellaneous work_ 1,597 74
Received exchange on checks____________ 10
Total amount paid to City Treasurer____$ 8,806 01
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Laurel Grove Cemetery
Receipts
Received from sale of lots, white__________$ 892 80
Received from burial fees, white___________ 1,692 50
Received from sale of lots, colored_______ 770 00
Total amount paid to City Treasurer____$ 3,355 30
Bonaventure Cemetery
This cemetery has been given very careful attention
during the past year and we are very much pleased with the
manner in which it was done, as we fee! that the results
obtained have been excellent, taking into consideration the
fact that it has been operated on a rather small expenditure of money.
We are taking care of a great number of lots and this
takes up the larger portion of the time of the labor employed in this cemetery, and does not give us much time to
devote to the cemetery in general as we would like, but we
are hoping that Council will give us a larger appropriation,
so that we may be able to place the cemetery in far better
condition during the coming year.
There were many lots planted in Italian Rye grass during the winter months, and together with that portion of the
cemetery proper which we planted in rye grass, it added
greatly to the beauty of the cemetery and was very favorably
commented on.
We were very much disappointed in not receiving an
appropriation with which to continue the work of gravelling the roadways and laying the necessary concrete walks
in the Hebrew Section, as both of these improvements were
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 321
badly needed, and we trust that Council will ascertain the
fact for themselves and then they will plainly see the necessity of the said work.
The work of extending water mains throughout the
newly laid out burial sections was not accomplished this
year, as we had no funds with which to perform the said
work, although it was badly needed, and we are to a great
extend handicapped in supplying water to these sections.
When the official plan of this cemetery was drawn and
adopted by City Council, it provided for a separate gateway
for the Hebrew portion of same, but no funds were ever
provided for this purpose, consequently the said gateway
was never established, but we have recently received a petition from the Hebrew citizens, requesting that the said
gate be placed, and the matter has been referred to Council
with the request that an appropriation of $1,000.00 be made
for the building of the said gate and connecting of the roadways, and we trust that the matter will receive favorable
consideration.
The following number of trees were planted during the
year, viz: Live Oak, 55; and Magnolia, 60; making a total
of 115.
In my Annual Report of the Park and Tree Commission
for the year 1911, I called attention to the necessity for immediate attention to the training wall along the river bank,
as it was then in very bad condition, and was fast giving
way and falling into the river, but no attention was given
my request and although I have spoken of the matter several
times during the year, nothing was done and the training
wall has entirely collapsed, and unless something be done
during the coming year, there is a very grave possibility of
the river again encroaching and perhaps causing very serious damage, and this possibility should be removed without
322________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
delay, as it is certainly encumbent on the City of Savannah
to protect the lot owners from any possible damage from this
source,
I beg to here quote from my Annual Report for the
year 1911, as I feel that it speaks strong enough on the subjects contained therein.
The Keeper's residence is a matter that deserves your
most earnest and favorable consideration. The present
dwelling house is ol.d, decayed, and delapidated and is hardly
worth repairing, and is really almost uninhabitable. Then
again, it is the greatest shock to all visitors to our beautiful cemetery, when, they are informed in answer to their
question, as to where does the Keeper live, and this miserable
house is pointed out to them, as they have almost always
sized it up as a barn or some old outbuilding, we do, therefore, most earnestly recommend that during the coming
year, the City Engineer be instructed to procure suitable
plans of a modern cemetery keepers residence, and that
sufficient money be appropriated to cover the cost of its
erection.
It is not that such a large amount of money is necessary to erect such a dwelling, because it is possible to build
such a house with a reasonable expenditure of money, and
still get one that is both comfortable to live in and beautiful
in architectural design.
We must again call Council's attention to the fact that
the perpetuity ordinance passed by your honorable body,
has not been complied with, in that it is stated that each
year the sum of S240.00 is to be placed to the credit of the
Park and Tree Commission for the care of certain perpetuity
lots and contracts, which has not been done, then again, it
recites that the monies derived from the sale of perpetuity
contracts shall be invested in such securities as the Finance
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Committee may see fit, which action must be approved by
Council and the money or investment will be held as a
"Trust Fund" for the care of such lots as may be included
in the perpetuities purchased, this has not been done, and we
feel that this is not a matter that should be treated lightly,
forgotten or pigeonholed, as it is a sacred trust, and the
reason a person buys a perpetuity contract, is because they
wish to so leave their lot, that the same will always be cared
for and maintained, even after there are no relatives still
remaining to see that the lot is properly cared for.
The Commission feels very strongly its moral obligation to those who purchase perpetuity contracts, and
wishes to carry out to the letter, each and every contract
so made and placed in their hands for execution.
The Commission urges your honorable body to take this
matter up at once and see that the said ordinance is complied
with.
We beg to call Councils attention to the fact that the
perpetuity fund for Bonaventure Cemetery amounts now to
$13,056.45, said sum having been placed in general fund of
City Treasury, and never transferred to credit of "Trust
Fund" for care of perpetuity lots as provided for by ordinance, nor has the revenue from said money been placed to
credit of Park and Tree Commission, to be used for care of
said perpetuity lots.
The Commission begs to call attention to the fact that
the receipts from Bonaventure Cemetery for the year 1912,
were $8,806.01, and being $979.67 greater than the year 1911,
and the said receipts were $2,732.34 greater than the expenditures for the year 1912.
324 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
We have had considerable trouble in the collection of
certain accounts for the care of lots, water rents, and miscellaneous work in this cemetery but have been assisted greatly
by the hearty co-operation of the City Marshal, who has endeavored in every way possible to bring about their collection, and in a great many instances he has been very successful.
Forsyth Park and Bull Street Squares
During the past year the regular routine work has been
carried on in this park and these squares, such work as repairing benches, placing new ones, _painting, keeping of
lawns mowed and in good condition, planting of Italian Rye
grass, etc., was done as usual.
We have for many years called Councils attention to
the need of new greenhouses, and that need is more imperative now than ever before, and we sincerely hope for
Councils favorable consideration of our request for an appropriation with which to erect modern and spacious greenhouses, in order that we may properly care for the thousands
of plants that are under our care.
We have been very successful with our plants and have
a good stock in greenhouses, as is shown by the statement
below, which was taken December 31st, 1912.
Hybiscus ____________________________ 600
Acalypha ______________ 650
Plumbago, Rosea ___________________ 150
Phylodendron ________________________ 250
Pandanus ______________- 100
Sancevia ________________________ 500
Cockscomb __________________________ 200
Phylanthus _____~____________________ 350
Dracaena ____________________________ 550
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Arabian Jessamine ______-__ 100
Croton _____________________________ 500
Palms ____________________________- 100
English Ivy _____________________ 150
Hydrangia _____________ 150
Roses ______________________________ 100
Oleander ______________________ 50
Geranium ______________________ 50
Cactus _____________________ 50
Begonias ________________ 50
Poinsettia _________ 50
Asparagus Sprengerii __________ 100
Acheranthum ___________ 200
Strobolanthus, Var. _______ 425
Strobolanthus, purple ___________ 150
Angel Trumpet _______________________ 250
Dieffenbachia _______________________ 50
Clerodendron _________________________ 50
Night Blooming Jessamine ________________ 50
Ficus Elastica ________________________ 30
Euvanimus __________________________ 100
Coleus ____________________________ 5,675
Alternanthera _________________________ 4,500
Salvia Splendens _____ 1,000
Miscellaneous plants ___________________ 300
Total ________________________17,580
It is indeed very unpleasant for us to be continually
harping on one subject, and w must say that in this case
it has seemed to avail nothing, but it is most necessary that
we should pave the walks in Forsyth Park with artificial
stone, as we have had many complaints, and justly so, as
the walks are in a very badly worn out condition, and it
would just be a waste of money to resurface them with
gravel, as it is not lasting and then makes an abominable
walk, especially for ladies who wear very thin sole shoes;
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we, therefore, most earnestly urge Council to take some
steps at an early date, looking towards the abatement of
this discomfort.
Wells Square, Thomas Place, and Dasher Park
These parks have as usual received only the routine
care, no funds being available for any special improvement.
Squares East and West of Bull Street and North of
Gaston Street
Although the appropriation for parks and squares was
very small, we have managed to give these squares somewhat better attention this year than in the past, and during
the year we filled in and graded most of the squares which
have had their area increased, and they now present a very
much better appearance, and we hope during the coming
year that we will be able to complete this work entirely.
On account of the Annual Conference of the Methodist
Church being held here this year, and because it was held in
Trinity Church, and also because of the Telfair Academy of
Arts and Sciences, Odd Fellows Hall, and Knights of
Pythias Castle Hall, being located on St. James Square, the
said square was properly graded and planted in Italian Rye
grass, which made it not only attractive during the time
that the conference was here but it will remain so throughout the winter, and not be unsightly to the many visitors to
the Telfair Academy, etc.
There seems to be quite a tendency on the part of many
boys to build bon fires in these squares during the holidays,
and while this commission does not wish to curtail the fun
and enjoyment of anyone, yet it feels that this practice must
be put a stop to at once, as these fires are very injurious to
the trees in said squares, and often times injuring them so
badly that they die.
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Wherever fires are built and are kept up for a considerable length of time, it burns the soil to such an extent that
all nutriment is consumed and it is impossible to get grass
to grow upon it, and it must be removed and new soil put in
its stead, which is a very expensive piece of work, and
should not be made necessary.
We regret to report that we have had considerable
trouble in Washington Square, many of our trees in said
square having been girdled and have in consequence died,
and we have not been able to apprehend^ the guilty parties,
but trust that nothing of the kind will occur again.
/
The Strand
The strand has never been fully completed nor will this
be possible until Council sees fit to make the appropriation
asked for, as it is impossible to accomplish its completion
with the regular appropriation allowed us for Parks and
Squares.
Myers and Cann Parks
No special work has been done on these parks during
the year, as it is useless to try and accomplish much in that
direction until they have been curbed and made distinctive
from the streets around them, which we have requested time
and time again but without avail.
Grayson and Dixon Parks
Both of these parks have had the regular routine care
during the year but no special improvements have been
made.
The walks in these parks are in very bad condition and
we recommend that they be replaced as soon as possible
328_______MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________
with artificial stone walks, in order that the people who frequent them might have some comfort in walking.
Grass Plats
We have done as much filling in and grading of these
plats as we could with the limited means at our command,
and were greatly disappointed in not being able to complete
the work, as they add so much to the general beauty of the
city when they are placed and kept in good condition.
Trees
We have accomplished very good results with our tree
planting during the past year, and the following will show
the -total number planted to be 1,114, and the different varieties of each.
Sweet Gum _________ 616
Live Oak ___________________________ 216
Dogwood ______ 96
Palmetto ____________________________ 48
Sugarberry _____________________ 48
Magnolia ___________ 41
Lagerstromia __ 24
Elm ______________________________ 16
Wild Olive __________________________ 7
Pecan ______________-_________ 2
Total _._______.______..___1,114
Trimming Trees
We have endeavored during the year to maintain a
special gang in the work of trimming trees, in order that
they might be kept in better condition, but we have had
many interruptions, and the work has not progressed as
rapidly as we had hoped, still we are gratified with the
results obtained with the limited number of men that could
be spared for this particular work.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________329
Spraying of Trees
We have had some trouble with insects and scale during
the past year but have been able to cope with it successfully
and feel that the trees are greatly benefitted by the treatment which we gave them.
Removal of Trees
During the year we removed 170 trees and the following
will show the variety and number of each.
Water Oak ___________________________ 47
Sycamore ____________________________ 42
Mulberry __________________________ 20
Chinaberry ______________________ 19
Elm .__________________________________ 12
Maple ________________ 9
Live Oak _________________________.__ 4
Ash _________________________________ 4
Sugarberry _______________ 4
Magnolia ____________________________ 3
Poplar _____________________________ 2
Lagerstromia __________________________ 1
Dogwood _________________!________ 1
Pecan _______________________________ 1
Copal ________________________ 1
Total ____________________________170
Emmet Park
This park has been given the regular routine care and
kept in good condition generally.
Parks in Granger Tract
The parks in this tract have been kept in excellent condition by the Chatham Land and Hotel Company.
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Parks in Lattimore Tract
The Ardsley Park Land Corporation kept the parks in
their tract in good condition during the past year.
Colonial Park
We have only been able to keep one man in this park
steady, but he has managed to keep it in splendid condition
and we found very little cause for complaint.
Baffin Park
It is utterly impossible for us to accomplish much in
the way of improvement in Daffin Park, with the small appropriation allowed us for its improvement and maintenance,
and beyond being able to replant the dead trees and to fill
in some of the worst holes, we have done nothing.
Now that the Tourist Hotel is assured and its construction under way, it seems that is is certainly up to the
City of Savannah to do something .towards the further improvement of this park, and not wait until the last minute
to start this work and have the park needed long before it
is in shape to be used.
It seems ito us that there is not a full appreciation of
the length of time that it takes to get this park in condition
to be used, and that has perhaps been responsible for the
manner in which appropriations have been made, but as this
is a very large body of land, and as there is a great deal of
work to be done before it can be put in condition for the use
of the public, we sincerely hope that sufficient money will
be allowed for this work, so that it will not be stretched out
too many years, as we are surely going to have need of it
before very long, and then, too, it takes years and years to
grow some kinds of trees and many of these have not yet
been planted and cannot be until the grading work has first
been accomplished.
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Even though Council were to appropriate $10,000.00 per
year for the grading and other necessary work in this park,
it will then require quite a few years to finish the work, so
you can readily see that $500.00 per year is not even sufficient for the upkeep.
Miscellaneous Work
During the year we delivered 43 wagon loads of wood
to the various charitable institutions and the worthy poor.
Upon the request of the Ardsley Park Land Corporation, we undertook the planting of Palmetto trees throughout their tract, and planted a total of 402 trees at a total
cos* of $2,347.06, the entire cost of said planting was borne
by the Ardsley Park Land Corporation.
The planting of these trees adds greatly to the beauty of
the city and will be a source of much favorable comment.
Laurel Grove Cemetery
The general care and routine work has been carried on
in this cemetery the past year ito the entire satisfaction of the
Commission.
The Commission again quotes from its Annual Report
for the years 1909, 1910, and 1911, relative to the Mary E.
Williams lot in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
The Commission desires to call your attention to the
fact that the bond of $300.00, which the City accepted in
trust for the perpetual care of the Mary E. Williams lot in
Laurel Grove Cemetery, expired in February, 1909, and no
provision has been made as yet by Council for the re-investment of this money, so the Commission are, therefore, taking care of the said lot temporarily, until some provision is
made, which we trust Council will do at once.
332_________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
This money should be invested, and the revenue from
such investment being devoted to the care of the said lot.
The Commission again appeals to your honorable body
to have this matter attended to without further delay, as it
is a sacred trust and should not be allowed to hang over
from year to year.
We wish at this time to call attention to the condition
of the greenhouse in this cemetery, as the same is badly
decayed and will require a great amount of work done on
it. to put it in proper condition for taking care of the plants
which we use in this cemetery.
There is now $700.00 paid into the City Treasury for
care of lots in this cemetery, in perpetuity, and the same
condition exists in regard to this money, as it does for the
perpetuity money for Bonaventure Cemetery, and should
receive immediate attention.
Laurel Grove Cemetery
Colored Portion
This cemetery has been kept in a very satisfactory condition the past year and we have had no cause for complaint of any kind.
We have sold off 65 lots in the new portion of the
cemetery which we opened for burial purposes in 1912, and
have calls for them every few days but believe that we will
be well able to supply the demand for quite a while yet.
I attach to this report the mortuary statistics of the
Keepers of the cemeteries.
Yours respectfully,
P. D. DAFFIN,
Chairman.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 333
Mortuary Report of Bonaventure Cemetery
White
January 1st, 1912, to January 1st, 1913
February __________
March _____________
April ______________
May ___ ___ ._ __
June _ _____________
July _________
August __ _____
September ____
October ___________
November _________
December _________
Grand Total ____
1
&
6
6
4
3
4
4
6
3
H
6
0
3
6?
fc 6
g
1
1
3
?,
1
2
3
4
16
Still-Born
1
1
1
1 !
4
Premature Births
1
1
p
0
1
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ll
4
1
?.
4
1
1?
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1
1
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5
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1
1
i 2
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5
0
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3
3
1
9
Removals SameLot
1
1
2
I
14
11
6
4
5
6
7
S
16
10
IS
0
IfkS
Respectfully,
J. T. McCORMICK,
Keeoer.
334 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Mortuary Report for Laurel Grovt Cemetery for 1912
February __
May _____
WHITE
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1 I
!^; |
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3 =2 ! 1
& I=;l
27 1 4
26
13 .
2
4
17 1
22 1 2
June _____ 23
July ._.
September _
October . _ _
November __.
E>ecember ___
Grand Total
24 .
7
4
c
c
Q
2 I1 ;
20 1
25
23
5
2
23 ! 8
4
1
5
3
2
18 | 3 f 8
261 34 '158
!
i
; -2
3 ; 8
38
32
22
?3
33
30
29
71
35
28
33
29
353
?
4
4
3
3
3
4
4
2
7
3
39
I
COLORED
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o
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"m ^S '
1
S4
6552
4S
74
6R
60
61
62
69
49
46
708
' V
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11
13
10
9
12 2
1?
9
7
9
14
12
12
8
10
129
7
4
4
9
6
8
4
10
6
79
3
75
87
66
67
87
79
78
81
82
85
67
62
916
jmE

9
s
?
4
4
3
3
3
4
4
2
7
3
39
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3
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113
119
88
on
109
107
102
117
113
100
91
1,269
Interments
Interments during the year, White__________ 353
Interments during the year, Colored_ 916
Total number of interments________-1,269
Free burials, White ______________________ 39
Free burials, Colored ____________ 39
Removals in Cemetery, Adults, 5; Children, 7_ 12
Removals to Bonaventure Cemetery, Adults, 6;
Children, 6 _______________________ 12
Removals away from City, Adults, 1; Children, 1 2
Respectfully,
A. B. LaROCHE,
Keeper.
ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
PUBLIC LIBRARY
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA.
FOR THE YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 1912
WILLIAM HARDEN
LIBRARIAN
336________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT__________
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE
PUBLIC LIBRARY
Savannah, Ga., January 18, 1913
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor,
Savannah, Ga.:
Dear Sir:
In accordance with the agreement existing between
the City of Savannah and the Georgia Historical Society, I
have the honor to transmit herewith the tenth annual report
of the Board of Managers of the Savannah Public Library.
Very respectfully,
OTIS ASHMORE,
Chairman.
Savannah, Ga., January 1, 1913
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, and to the Georgia Historical Society:
Gentlemen:
I have the honor to submit herewith the tenth annual
report of the Board of Managers of the Savannah Public
Library in accordance with the agreement between the City
of Savannah and the Georgia Historical Society made on
March 26th, 1903. Included in this report will be found the
reports of the Librarian and Treasurer, which set forth in
detail the work that has been done by the Library in its
several departments, and the receipts and expenditures during the year. A careful study of these reports will show
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 337
that the work of the Library has been considerably extended, and that its financial affairs have been economically
administered. The number of people reached by the Library is constantly increasing, and its usefulness to the
community is annually growing greater. The number of
volumes in the Library at the close of the year 1912, was
45,840, of which 4,008 were added during the past year.
Within the twelve months past 99,489 persons visited the
Library, of whom 62,805 were adults, and 36,684 were children. 1,631 new cards were issued859 to adults and 772
to children.
By reason of the increase in our appropriation for 1912,
many excellent books of reference and others of permanent
value were added. While the popular demand for current
fiction and the lighter and more ephemeral forms of literature must, to a reasonable extent, be met in the purchase of
books for a public library, the aim should be to supply also
reading matter of a more solid character, embodying the
priceless achievements of the mind in all ages, as well as
the more recent advancements in the arts and sciences. This
our Library Committee has endeavored to do. It is nearly
an axiom that people will not be better than the books they
read, hence the importance of selecting with care our literary
company. While there are many books of real worth still to
be acquired, yet upon our shelves may be found a very
large and varied collection, embracing almost every topic
within the range of human knowledge. The department of
current magazine literature has been furnished with the
best reading, and it has been annually extended and improved.
Availability of Books
The usefulness of a library to the public, depends, not
only upon the character of its books, but upon the availability of the knowledge it contains. Books are dumb till
opened before intelligent eyes, then they a.re eloquent and
338 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
helpful. In many large libraries the books and magazines
are hidden from public view. The conditions that surround
such libraries make this a necessity. Fortunately for our
readers, all of our magazines and many of our books are
upon open shelves and tables, so that our readers and visitors may browse at will in a very broad and inviting field of
literature. Obviously this is of great advantage, especially
in suggesting and directing the reading of those who have
no definite aim.
Special effort is made to assist those who seek information from the library. The entire library is well catalogued in accordance with the modern system of card cataloguing, so that visitors may easily find any book, author,
or subject in a very short time.
Classification of Card-Holders
Attention is invited to the classified list of card-holders
given in the Librarian's report. A partial view of this list
shows that of the 15,463 persons who took books from the
library during the year 1912, 2,836 were clerks, 6,952 were
students, 238 teachers, 66 lawyers, 18 physicians, 12 artists,
25 bankers, 273 merchants, 206 stenographers, 59 trained
nurses. 34 carpenters, 31 policemen, 37 printers, 27 electricians, 30 engineers, 17 blacksmiths, 9 clergymen, and
hundreds of others. Nearly 2,000 more persons took books
from the Library in 1912 than in 1911. This shows that the
Library is reaching and helping more people every year, and
all classes of our people are rapidly taking more interest
in it.
Children's Department
The number of visits of children to the Library during
the year was 36,684, an increase of 6,105 over the year before.
The interest in this department has been sustained, and the
number of books purchased has been greatly in excess of
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________339
that of the previous year. A special Librarian and assistant
are employed for this department, and a systematic effort
is made to interest as many children as possible, in order
that early and correct habits of reading good books may be
formed.
Insurance
The property of the Library is kept amply insured
against loss from fire. An insurance of $15,000.00 is carried
upon the building and $25,000.00 upon the contents.
Finances
Attention is called to the report of the Treasurer submitted herewith, showing in detail all the receipts and expenditures during the year, and the cash balance on hand.
While our appropriation is not large, and while we
could easily expend a much larger sum advantageously in
the library work, the management has very carefully kept
its expenditures within the limitations of its resources, and
thus has prevented any indebtedness. The cash balance
shown will about cover all current bills unpaid for the past
year. The books of the Treasurer are carefully and regularly audited by the Finance Committee, and all payments are
represented by proper vouchers, which are kept on file for
inspection at any time.
The increase in the City's appropriation for 1912 was
very fortunate in aiding the Board of Managers to extend
the usefulness of the library greatly, and to meet a public
demand that was very urgent. The time must soon come
when Savannah, with its rapid increase in wealth and population, must amplify the scope and character of her Public
Library work. A larger and more modern building, more
books, and more adequate facilities for meeting the demand
340 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
for what a Library can afford the public, will in time come,
and it is to be hoped that the means will be available for
these improvements at no distant day.
Apprentices
It has been found both desirable and necessary to devise a plan by which vacancies occurring from time to time
on the Library Staff may be filled with trained assistants.
After a careful consideration of the subject, the Board of
Managers has adopted an apprentice system, which, it is
believed, will meet all the requirements. It provides that
at least two apprentices, or prospective assistants, shall
be kept in constant training at the Library, so that when a
vacancy occurs an assistant familiar with the work may be
selected. The selection of these apprentices is made through
a competitive examination covering the several elements of
fitness for this work. Both physical and scholarship qualifications are considered, and a course of preparatory instruction and training in practical Library work for one year
without compensation is required before the applicant can
become an assistant. The plan aims to secure at all times
the services of assistants who are familiar with library
work, and to select without favoritism those most fit for
these positions. It will be seen that the plan involves no
expense to the Library, but it secures a considerable service
in exchange for the training afforded the apprentices.
Conclusion
Ten years have now elapsed since the organization of
the Savannah Public' Library, and a brief review of its
operations during this time shows unmistakably the wisdom of the agreement between the city and the Georgia
Historical Society, by which the large and valuable collection of books belonging to the Historical Society were
made available to all of our people. Witn a very small
expenditure the city has secured the free use of a well
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 341
equipped library of nearly 50,000 volumes, and 100,000
visitors annually show how extensively it is utilized. The
Board of Managers has always worked in perfect harmony
for the best advancement of the library work in the interest
of the people, and we trust that by the earnest and unselfish
efforts of those connected with its management and its daily
work, the library may continue to grow in its scope and
its usefulness to all the people of our city.
The following statement shows the organization of
the Library at the close of the year 1912:
Officers
Otis Ashmore _____Chairman
P. A. Stovall _____________Vice-Chairman
H. P. Smart ________________Secretary
John M. Thomas ___Treasurer
Board of Managers
Appointed by the City
of Savannah
William M. Davidson
H. W. Witcover
John M. Thomas
Neyle Colquitt
P. A. Stovall
Appointed by Georgia
Historical Society
Dr. T. J. Charlton
H. P. Smart
Charles Ellis
Otis Ashmore
H. Wiley Johnson
Term Expires
Dec. 31, 1913
Dec. 31, 1914
Dec. 31, 1915
Dec. 31, 1916
Dec. 31, 1917
Library Staff
William Harden _______________Librarian
Miss Maude Hayward __First Assistant Librarian
Miss Selina Heyward_____Assistant Librarian
Miss Mary C. McCants____Assistant Librarian
Miss Lily M. Dodgen_Librarian Children's Dept.
Miss Pamela LucasAssistant Children's Dept.
342 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Library Committee
Dr. T. J. Charlton Neyle Colquitt
H. Wiley Johnson
Finance Committee
H. W. Witcover William M. Davidson
Charles Ellis
Respectfully submitted,
OTIS ASHMORE,
Chairman Board of Managers
Savannah Public Library.
Librarian's Report
Savannah, Ga., January 1, 1913
To the Board of Managers of the Savannah Public Library:
Gentlemen:
The tenth annual report of your Librarian, herewith
submitted, clearly shows that the educational advantages
offered to the people of this community by this institution
have been more freely used during the last twelve months
than in any previous year in our history; and the accomplishment of so much good is due, in large measure,
to the liberality of the City Council in making a handsome
increase in the appropriation to this important public utility.
It is a pleasure to know that the amount contributed to this
cause is not to be diminished during the year upon which we
have just entered.
In submitting the following statement, showing the
accessions, I would call your attention to the fact that
among the books purchased we have gained some useful
works of reference which were much needed.
___________MAYOR'S ANNUAL, REPORT________343
Number of volumes at beginning of year 191241,861
Number of volumes added by purchase:
Adult Department _________2,710
Children's Department ______1,0213,731
Number of volumes added by gift_ 65
Number of volumes added by government 212 4,008
Total ____________._.______-45,869
Number of volumes worn out and condemned 29
Total number of volumes at beginning of 191345,840
Owing to the long absence of the Librarian of the
Children's Department, the books there needing re-binding
were not sent to the bindery, but 269 volumes in the Adult
Department have received special library bindings, and thus
made strong and fit for circulation many more times. As
usual, books not sufficiently damaged to require the services of an expert binder have been repaired by the assistants, the actual number so treated being 289.
In the spring your honorable body deemed it advisable
to appoint two more apprentices to learn library work, and,
from a number of applicants, chose Misses Mary C. McCants and Marie Rourke. Those young ladies immediately
took up the study which they expected to pursue, and the
former has steadily applied herself to the work, and she is
possessed of a strong desire to fit herself for her chosen
occupation. The latter has, since the last monthly meeting
of the Board, decided to abandon the pursuit, and suddenly
ceased to receive instruction, just before the close of the
year.
Miss Annie Dunwody, one of our regular assistants,
after a month's notice, resigned on the first of December,
and you appointed Miss McCants as substitute in her place.
344 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
with a small salary,
satisfactorily.
Miss McCants is filling the position
Miss Elizabeth V. McLaws, the Librarian of the Children's Department, obtained leave of absence for four
months, in June, to go abroad, and, at her own expense, supplied as her substitute Miss Amelia Whitaker, a graduate
of the Carnegie Library School, of Atlanta, who was well
qualified for the work, and left us at the end of her term,
after doing all that could be done by the best trained
children's librarian. Before her return to the city, Miss
McLaws saw fit to give up the work for which she was so
eminently fitted, and forthwith sent in her resignation,
to take effect the first of November. We were thus left
with a position of the greatest importance in the Library
vacant, and actually without any one at that time to whom
we could look as the fit successor of Miss McLaws. Fortunately, your honorable body took prompt action at your
December meeting, and authorized the Library Committee
to fill the vacancy as soon as possible. Correspondence
was carried on with several institutions for the training of
librarians, and we were just in time to find a young lady,
most highly recommended, who was about to sever her connection with one library to accept a better position elsewhere, but who preferred to come to us. That young lady,
Miss Lily M. Dodgen, a Georgian, and thoroughly educated
and trained for library work with children, has accepted,
and begins her term of employment with us at once.
The interruption of the work in the Children's Department, caused by the absence of Miss McLaws, interfered
somewhat with the feature of the story hour, but while it
was possible the regular arrangement made by her before
her departure was kept up. Stories were told until the
month of December by Miss McLaws, Mrs. Harden, Miss
Lyons, Miss Edmonston, Miss Whitaker, and Miss McCants.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________345
During the year the cataloguing of the books has been
regularly attended to, and 3,346 volumes have been catalogued with the use of 7,469 cards.
The duplicate collection has proved as popular as in
the past, as shown by the fact that, in order to satisfy the
demand, we had to add 1,134 volumes to it. By the aid of
that department the general collection has been enriched
to the extent of 801 volupies, transferred after serving their
purpose through circulation in the former.
No bulletins have been published, and it is doubtful
whether more good can be accomplished by issuing them
than is gained by publishing in the newspapers, as has been
done regularly, lists of books added to the Library from
time to time.
The blind have not been neglected, and, though the
number registered in that class is small, 7 volumes printed in
the New York point type have been bought. This is doing
well, considering the high price of such books.
As usual, your Librarian has received the hearty cooperation of your honorable body, of the Library Committee, and of all members of the staff, which he gratefully
acknowledges.
The tables attached to this report will show in detail
all that has been done to render the library a blessing to
the people of Savannah.
Respectfully submitted,
WM. HARDEN,
Librarian.
it ion of Books 1912
Natural
Science
48
48
78
74
58
63
87
66
72
68
91
57
810
^dult De
Children's
Total
S
<
S
t>
S
24
21
24
30
37
30
31
32
49
42
40
36
396
partmen
i Depart
(A+j
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V
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87
110
123
73
60
61
87
62
54
56
106
76
955
o
u
S
s

3
274
315
305
260
254
189
181
139
156
191
306
207
2,777
!CA
2
223
291
326
273
265
247
321
329
270
312
350
303
3,510
,0+4
u
E
7,062
7,255
7,453
6,912
7,041
6,562
7,494
7,160
6,809
6,376
6,647
5,395
82,166
3

8,046
8,426
8,738
8,002
8,130
7,509
8,575
8,185
7,669
7,310
7,904
6,343
94,837
t _ - _____ __________ 66,640
ment ___ . __________ 28,197
. . __ __ 94.837
ANNUAL REPORT MAYOR'S 346
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 347
Visitors, 1912
January _. _
March _ ______
April __________________________________
May _______________ .___ __________
June ____
July .._._____.___._.
August
September __ _
October ___ __ ___ _ __ __ _ _ ________
December __ ___
Total ____________________
S "3
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<
5304
5,285
6,424
5,834
5,871
4,873
5,162
5,148
4,648
5,589
4,756
3,831
62,805
Children
27O7
1 405
4 ISO
3,251
3,448
2,959
3,546
3,235
7717
2,096
2,706
?9f\d
36,684
*3
+

8,181
8,780
10,574
9,085
o no
7832
8,708
8,383
7,385
7,685
7462
6,095
99489
Duplicate Collection Circulation, 1912
January __ 1,350
February _________________________ 1,131
March ___________________________ 1,198
April .__________________________ 1,118
May
June
July
1,193
981
1,019
August ___________________________ 918
September ______________________ 1,044
October ___________________________ 1,116
November __________________________ 1,028
December __________________________ 877
Total ________________________12,973
348 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Cards Issued, 1912
March _____________ - ___________
May ___________________ ____ __
June
July ._._ __-______.
September
October _______ ___ _____ ___.
Total __ - _____

1
74
79
79
57
78
57
f&
67
80
91
82
47
859
Children
77
88
115
57
78
24
75
78
35
61
54
30
772

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151
167
194
114
156
81
143
145
115
152
136
77
1,631
Monthly Visits of Library Committee, 1912
January ____^ 13
February _______- 11
March _________ 9
April _____________________________ 8
May _____________-_____ 12
June 15
July _________________________ 11
August ____ 13
September _- 14
October __________ 8
November ______ 10
December ______'. 10
Total ____________--134
Receipts from Fines, Reserves, and Duplicate Collection, 1912
January _
March _ ,
June
July ......-........_-._.
August
September _ __ __ __ _
October -
December
Total ..-..-...........- __
FINES
Adult
Dept.
$40.00
44.46
40.58
42.68
44.78
45.04
43.58
42.93
37.60
41.44
46.22
44.44
$513.75
Children
Dept.
$ 7.81
10.61
13.38
14.25
14.10
14.54
15.06
10.02
11.76
10.49
7.75
11.00
Reserves
$.06
.08
.34
.14
.08
.14
.06
.04
.08
. .02
.12
.10
$140.77 J $1.26
Duplicate Collectioa
Rent
$ 72.82
63.78
68.59
67.59
64.05
50.31
59.66
45,19
44.43
55.72
56.61
48.40
$697.15
"3
o
f-i
$ 120.69
118.93
122.89
124.66
123.01
110.03
118.36
98J8
93.87
107.67
110.70
103.94
$1,352.93
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350________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT_____________
Classified List of Periodicals Subscribed for, 1912
Literary Reviews ______ 7
Popular Literature _____________________ 25
Historical _____________________________ 4
Fine Arts ____~______ 6
Useful Arts ___________________________ 11
BiblJography __________________________ 3
Religion ______ 4
Domestic Economy ___ 5
Juvenile ____ 6
Language _ 1
Music ______ 1
Horticulture _ 2
Humor _____ 3
Science H
Medical _________- 2
Sociology 3
Trade _______'- 2
Technical __________________ 4
Total ____________________________100
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 351
Classified List of Card Holders
Architects 4
Artists ___ 12
Authors _ 3
Bakers ______ - 12
Bankers 25
Blacksmiths 17
Boiler-makers 12
Book-binders 9
Brewers __ 6
Brokers _- 32
Butchers _______ 8
Cabinet Makers _____ 9
Carpenters ______ 34
Chemists _____ 7
Civil Engineers ___ 23
Clergymen _____ 9
Clerks __________ 2,836
Conductors ________ 26
Contractors ______- 14
Dairymen ______ 8
Dressmakers ______ 11
Druggists ______ 25
Editors _________ 9
Electricians _______ 27
Engineers, R. R. ____ 30
Exporters ________ 13
Firemen _________ 62
Grocers __________ 25
Hairdressers ______ 5
Inspectors ________ 23
Insurance Agents ____ 37
Iron Workers ______ 4
Jewelers _________ 9
Journalists ________ 16
Kindergarten Teachers _ 60
Lawyers _________ 66
Letter Carriers __.._ 4
Machinists ___-____ 118
Managers ________ 127
Merchants ________ 273
Milliners _________ 8
Musicians _________ 51
Painters _______ 20
Paper Hangers _____ 6
Pawn Brokers _____ 6
Photographers ______ 12
Physicians ________ 18
Pilots ___________ 9
Planters _________ 12
Plumbers ________ 14
Policemen ________ 31
Printers ________ 37
Railroad Officials ____ 16
Real Estate Agents __ 40
Reporters ___ 17
Secretaries, Private _ 28
Steamship Officials __ 20
Stenographers __ 206
Students __________ 6,952
Teachers _________ 178
Telegraph Operators _ 21
Tinners __________ 9
Trained Nurses ___ 59
Upholsterers ______ 11
Watchmen ________ 19
Wheelwrights ______ 10
Wood and Coal Dealers. 6
Females, no employment 2,287
Males, no employment- 1,310
Total _____.:____15,463
352 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
Treasurer's Report
January 1, 1912, to January 1,1913
Receipts
Cash on hand January 1, 1912____________$ 458 65
From City of Savannah _______________ 9,166 63
From Book Rent ___________________ 653 20
From Fines and Reserves______________ 618 04
From Cambridge University Press ________ 19 90
$10,916 42
Expenditures /
Salaries ___________________$4,345 00
Binding ___________________ 184 20
New Books ________________ 3,911 74
Periodicals, etc. ____________ 65 15
Fuel ____________________ 131 50
Lighting __________________ 287 94
Stationery _________________ 204 20
Printing __________________ 79 50
Repairs _______ 3 00
Furniture _________________ 108 00
Insurance 267 50
Miscellaneous ____________ 316 68$9,904 41
Cash balance January 1, 1913__________$1,012 01
The December, 1912, unpaid bills, not yet presented for
payment, will about cover the cash on hand.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN M. THOMAS,
.Treasurer Public Library.
__________MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________353
I have examined the accounts and books of the
Treasurer of the Public Library from the first of January,
1912 to the first of January, 1913, and find the same correct,
with proper vouchers produced, and a balance in the hands
of the Treasurer of One Thousand and Twelve Dollars and
One Cent ($1,012.01).
H. W. WITCOVER,
Chairman Finance Committee, Public Library.
354 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
REPORT OF COLORED PUBLIC LIBRARY
Savannah, Ga., January 1, 1913
Hon. George W. Tiedeman, Mayor:
Sir:
Herewith find annua! statement of the Savannah
Colored Public Library for the year 1912:
Books in the Library January 1, 1912__________2,833
Books added during the year________________ 397
Total _________________________3,230
Cards issued _______________ 791
Books drawn _________________________1,266
Visitors ____________________________1,722
Receipts
City Appropriation ______________$3oO 00
Expenditures
Librarian's Salary ____________________$180 00
Rent ____________________________ 120 00
Gas, Light and Fuel _________________ 23 00
Books, Dailies and Periodicals, etc. _____ 43 50
Cash deficit for year. 6 50
$366 50 $366 50
Cash deficit __________________$ 6 50
Unpaid bills ___________________ 29 35
Total deficit _____________$ 35 85
Respectfully,
CHAS. A. R. McDOWELL,
Librarian.
STATISTICS
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
ITS TRADE AND COMMERCE
FOR THE YEAR
1912
WITH COMPARATIVE TABLES OF PREVIOUS YEARS
AND SKETCHES OF THE
SAVANNAH COTTON EXCHANGE
BOARD OF TRADE
AND
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES FOR 23 YEARS
YEAR
191B... ........
1911....... ....
1910....... ....
1909... ........
1908...........
1907... ........
1906. ..........
1905....... ....
1904. ..........
1908....... ....
1902.. .........
1901. ..........
1900.. .........
1899... ........
1898...........
1897....... ....
1896...........
1895.. .........
1894. ..........
1893...........
1892..... ......
1891 ...........
1890....... ....
Jnury
811,148,618
9,585,420
2,712,038
5,828,479
8.330,986
8,204,675
4,540,185
8,988,625
7,988,709
6,882,150
5,099,882
8,757,192
4,819,778
3,141,804
8,020,500
2,709,709
1,860,085
2,484,074
3,662,165
2,878,899
1,618,106
8,492,777
3,249,444
February
114,879,798
6,024,599
2,821,189
2,476,227
8,683,147
8,175,327
3,478,587
2,679,859
8,872,091
..4,928,263
8,388,814
4,650,926
4,762,120
2,139,211
2,506,424
1,399,482
1,352,946
1,554,108
999,283
1,069,959
2,587,415
8,030,868
2,206,202
Mrch
$8,177,808
1,724,147
2,532,488
2,451,472
2,647,788
4,703,726
2,7-93,147
2,579,001
1.552,940
4,605,860
1,852,405
2,720,851
6,206,264
957,183
2,247,860
1,608,049
1,942,088
1,292,602
1,262,792
1,117,796
1,167,248
2,004,608
1,621,869
April
$7,504,277
2,691,088
2,564,745
2,926,394
2,480,660
2,962,119
3,752,685
1,654,666
2,391,806
8,539,085
2,042,980
2,187,888
3,810,888
653,111
1,524,188
1,160,364
1,081,209
1,477,426
1,307,212
808,992
782,365
1,226,996
811,181
M.y
$8,761,547
8,119,967
1,659,013
1,968,386
1,688,241
2,916,291
2,875,911
6,062,122
820,635
1,479,444
2,290,572
2,629,688
1,866,804
877,702
890,857
1. 090,874
1,449,343
835,746
1,189,987
847,278
834,225
958,872
501,335
June
11,225,060
1,188,178
2,196,381
2,845,982
2,114,603
2,835,855
3,114,214
2,345,618
866,840
749,610
1,540,027
1,459,007
1,306,641
1,212,859
1,106,833
788,406
865,892
688,863
712,131
929,108
762,429
705,899
465,024
$1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
3,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
July
469,518 |1
829,802
806,116
020,691
813,523
752,065
726,325
,833,987
543,162
763,426
038,873
452,505
,306,641
076,125
889,272
588,824
668,289
,024,405
401,197
633,671
641,731
474,091
455,582
August
309,421
588,173
813,007
699,953
794,052
866,259
548,140
333,809
535,333
474,855
855,511
653,264
120,161
845,555
722,415
557,171
646,931
549,729
283,257
466,004
513,339
840,052
822,438
September
$ 4,629,196
14,182,504
6,557,014
12,370,714
6,504,789
5,641,790
8,032,650
8,856,613
9,815,325
4,889,382
6,620,984
2,676,564
6,424,584
3,077,701
1.501,923
1,928,908
1,680,198
1,848,896
789,908
1,566,288
970,991
816,965
3,529,782
October
$12,535,873
18,005,778
14,072,216
14,668,507
9,840,759
10,982,576
11,970,486
9,037,458
14,705,929
9,854,486
7,260,964
6,818,107
9,442,112
4,748,510
3,088,123
5,164,491
2,721,958
4,495,246
3,894,571
4,889,486
8,820,117
4,410,403
6,165,418
November
$11,704,452
11,470,838
11,216,281
12,427,205
7,828,947
10,769,549
9,952,478
11,279,117
10,074,689
11,547,482
7,409,858
7,442,998
5,631,579
4,397,041
6,101.507
5,142,515
5,101,477.
8,337,539
8,598,128
4,941,933
4,994,804
7,253,087
4,766,822
December
$ 7,610,324
11,016,629
14,334,885
7,747,416
7,120,742
10,837,811
9,511,877
9,445,231
8,806,156
9,352,730
8,771,686
6,767,674
4,449,297
2,958,110
8,794,044
4,260,139
3,860,450
2,652,154
3,275,885
8,896,189
1,856,281
4,761,908
6,854,899
Tottla
$85,450,486
82,377,118
62,284,818
67,378,310
58,758,092
65,147,666
58,867,666
62,546,011
61,368,615
58,566,773
47,671,195
44,166,059
49,530,265
26,077,826
26,842,891
26,405,522
22,680,811
21,690,283
21,874,516
28,535,503
20,819,051
29,476,491
30,494,991
FOREIGN EXPORTS OF UPLAND COTTON FROM SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
COUNTRY
Austria Hun. .
Belgium
Br. India
D. E. Indiei
England
France .
Germany
Hong Kong .
Italy .......
Netherlands .
Portugal ....
Russia ......
Sweden ....
Totals 1912 . .
Totals 1911, .
Total i 1910. .
Totals 1900. .
Totals 1008. .
totals 1007 . .
Totals 1006..
Totals 1905. .
Totals 1904..
Totals 1903..
Total* 1902 . .
Totals 1901 . .
Talnes 1912..
Falnes 1911. .
Values 1910. .
Values 1909..
Values 1908. .
Values 1907..
Values 1906..
Values 1905 . .
Values 1904..
Values 1903 . .
Values 1902 . .
Values 1901..
January
7,900
1,300
1,775
24,791
28,292
104,501
13,050
100
250
4,675
4,274
3,075
193,973
118,445
27,706
101,169
124,101
131,821
59,958
99,273
107,334
136,216
115,046
58,123
$9,036,411
$8,609,613
1,969,459
4,670,209
6,884,764
6,906,787
3,135,545
3,477,813
7.204,887
6,786^79
4,565,688
2,805,885
February
7,661
212
8,338
68,359
15,933
134,960
11,149
9,875
100
1,440
7,814
1,625
267,456
78,791
34,926
48,767
49,187
44,987
39,810
54,782
45,190
90,056
70,376
78,474
$13,073,097
$ 5,124,155
2,824,644
1,050,164
2,759,840
2,307,460
2,349,314
2,059.015
3 255.297
4,079,111
2,864,010
8,766,838
March
3,650
450
3,100
37,902
4,122
51,635
12,277
112
200
2,200
8,078
1,950
125,671
27,601
24,688
45,714
84,847
70,028
58,061
49,809
15,786
77,821
23,901
45,200
$6,362,982
$1,476,294
1,587,197
1,989,499
1,860,878
3,567,999
2,050,700
1,936,838
1,230,314
3,841,766
1,085,827
1,962,860
April
8,056
275
2,450
29,096
5,874
76,689
7,672
225
1,250
4,715
500
186,802
28,542
25,672
60,489
20,376
40,427
88,646
88,020
26,759
54,478
32,932
53,985
*
$6,363,647
$1,590,001
1,715,122
2,402,262
1,406,008
2,097,188
8,167,085
1,261,918
1,881,547
2,704,728
1,465,572
2,246,474
Hay
1,400
100
17,076
33,400
2,223
336
200
200
1,798
150
56,883
30,205
14,645
34,051
18,917
29,880
22,587
11,392
6,861
15,196
26,802
40,689
$2,676,428
$2,179,384
744,642
1,449,434
721,168
1,569,792
2,122,821
4,316,804
450,465
789,052
947,751
1,688,676
June
30
203
11,742
1,259
70
100
13,404
8,383
21,897
38,625
19,208
19,708
28,779
40,066
7,897
7,084
14,892
14,064
$ 505,563
$ 557,451
1,398,984
1,740,878
1,027,323
1,158,110
2,242,264
1,622,840
386,850
897,205
817,615
681,427
July
200
43
6,934
1,350
400
100
3,293
12,320
7,451
911
4,628
2,493
9,994
22,587
85,784
4,208
8,828
7,586
18,867
$ 489,408
$ 481,959
60.048
245,880
74,945
547,935
1,147,051
1,853,185
221,820
218,052
808,996
757,220
August
1,179
3,968
250
36
200
5,688
10,126
497
1,139
8,774
1,549
29,779
39,158
810
$ 225,806
$ 616,954
11,541
67,875
112,871
64,617
1,470,766
2,006,126
18,043
September
...... Vo'o
24,767
18,846
15,047
2,898
50
...... 800
6,025
297
68,880
221,764
841698
175,865
118.670
80,587
42,774
142,434
186,676
73,918
122,729
49,366
$ 8,84T,000
$12,807,271
5,885,422
11,583,083
5,524,361
4,976,815
2,072,341
7,888,770
9,124,311
4,008,527
5,263,808
3,010,208
October
10,950
3,118
87,108
27,805
103,213
50
5,308
400
600
300
12,200
2,247
202,799
326,775
182,727
194,091
190,502
178,597
198,225
160,361
257,882
187,871
144,068
148,584
$11,406,041
$16,362,458
13,402,723
18,356,264
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
4,250
3,225
39,329
15,394
106,667
600
400
200
300
2,000
7,949
8,000
188,214
208,888
141,678
161.995
150,754
165,190
167,988
172,287
181,880
188,020
133,269
166,588
$10,981,852
$ 9,785,498
10,142,826
10,887,012
6,690,098
9,080,020
8,818,292
9,545,536
9,083,201
9,701,186
5,511,585
6,861, 008
December
8,000
4,801
750
14,269
72,671
8,178
ais
100
600
6,801
1,100
110,985
204,314
188,071
88,887
129,071
172,884
156,265
142,402
181,627
139,118
167,946
146,818
$ 6,888,476
$ 9,626,787
13,351,341
6,887,246
5,667,018
9,506,499
8,012,888
8,317,466
7,804,576
8,870,690
7,008,281
6,766,094
Totals
47,067
18,611
5,625
10,788
294,122
110,266
721,817
50
SOO
64,755
9,875
2,983
400
1,800
12,865
61,712
14,044
1,817,070
1,198,784
767,674
984,807
865.852
946,682
881,462
980,181
1,000,865
961,946
866,527
819,787
$71,252,605
$69,066.700
52,598,949
51,629,756
51,687,897
47,617,467
62,080.4*6
68,684.453
48,620,886
85,758,422
88,980,865
358 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
FOREIGN EXPORTS FROM SAVANNAH OF SEA ISLAND
COTTON, COTTON SEED, COTTON SEED
MEAL AND OIL
MONTH
March ..............
April ................
Mmr ...............
Jnlr ...............
Sea Island
Cotton,
ales
1,565
293
155
32
142
23
88
45
5
200
90
2,638
$227,451
Cottonseed
Heal,
Pounds
16,570,369
29,472,135
56,288,616
9,362,460
6,548,200
3,107,280
880.000
2,496,000
| 11,303,976
9,603,277
145,632,313
$1,749,012
Cotton Peed
OH.
Potmds
11,831,967
4,932,847
6,642,183
2,419,444
403,415
4,444,009
32,011,140
1,855,142
Cottonseed.
Pounds
7,963,308
8,983,409
7,526,958
2,188,270
2,013,852
513,819
148,715
1,036,828
1,808,265
5,690,449
87,868,873
$412,651
FOREIGN EXPORTS SPIRITS TURPENTINE FROM SAVANNAH. GA., IN GALLONS
CO0NTRY
Austria Hungary. . .
Italy ............
Total Gallons, 1012
Values, 1912......
Totals, 1811......
Values, 1911 ......
Totals, 1910......
Values, 1910......
Totals, 1909......
Values, 1909......
Totals, 1908......
Values, 1908......
Totals, 1907......
Values ,1907.... ..
Totals, 1906......
Values, 1906......
Totals, 1905......
Values, 1905......
Total*, 1904......
Valnei, 1904......
January
25,469
12,965
192,628
78,441
58,522
120,780
489,955
$258,156
443,984
$367,953
888,101
fl99,688
729,812
$309,154
714,121
341,045
457,987
$817,037
188,186
$101,699
58,246
$ 30,574
216,191
$187,434
February
20,824

70,011
90,885
$ 44,431
190,473
$164,217
130,602
$ 77,877
110,764
$ 47,631
134,926
$ 69,329
214,586
$157,658
110,816
$ 74,228
140,814
$ 75,496
143,995
$ 81,633
March
48,941
46,251
25,427
296,846
412,465
$206,702
6,550
$ 6,688
265,512
$159,963
88,838
$ 35,242
98,888
$ 58,421
48,412
$ 31,882
54,728
$ 37,771
213,780
$114,817
19,245
$ 11,585
April
15,450
88,187
75,257
128,874
$ 59,140
117,181
$108,786
248,848
$150,801
48,945
$ 19,560
531,816
$242,825
148,157
$ 98,768
75,842
$ 48,882
59,946
$ 85,767
180,897
$ 98,164
May
15,194
25,888
288,885
88,740
285,442
684,094
$818,734
362,529
$257,932
262,725
$164,046
281,288
$112,862
755,614
$832,946
311,051
$204,225
162,848
$ 99,885
880,462
$288,407
231,664
$125,622
June
532,439
25,672
183,144
691,255
$341,592
510,186
$301,217
568,098
$387,236
590,020
$244,455
820,453
$368,614
500,695
$299,385
July
587,817
122,085
252,968
962,870
$458,008
August
645,492
44,700
279,699
969,891
$426,162
995,794 1 581,882
$546,924 j $817,504
579,629
$879,851
1,043,268
$481,452
909,580
$880,856
872,621
$508,185
766,500
$512,286
566,182
$296,891
782,160
$824,421
716,726
$412,448
599,275 | 268,619 1 758,063
$848,068 | $152,218 | $440,571
879,481 | 1,801,000
$234,570 {$1,029,221
500,839
$264,187
264,624
$189,518
115,500
$ 69,802
769,304
$408,857
September
12,918
884,829
81,155
25,878
218,821
647,096
$277,824
504,608
$275,290
860,797
$276,072
591,580
$348,607
885,817
$332,529
515,468
$290,806
707,678
$488,448
1,014,818
$656,488
847,219
$186,515
October
15,206
88,978
528,744
88,202
168,456
789,581
$321,111
614,581
$338,417
68,558
$ 50,065
456,727
$279,104
249,488
$ 91,731
November
7,575
99,082
79,215
158,145
848,967
$186,669
532,148
$268,612
666,298
$526,745
285,889
$185,488
426,461
$172,878
412,210 | 590,476
$217,607 $272,517
516,001
$347,568
285,013
$167,563
340,614
$231,208
468,471
$288,474
324,805 1 170,226
$170,275 1 $ 88,674
Dec'mb'r
77,269
642,891
58,644
178,551
"857^406
$361,755
558,788
$260,856
267,485
$208,200
488,582
$818,567
227,114
$ 88,187
Totals
88,218
167,848
8,886,858
. 727,38$
109,122
2,112,568
7,112,288
$3,208,278
5,414,429
$8,208,448
4,612,588
$3,042,780
5,240,774
$3,638,464
6,586,288
$2,794,777
600,821] 5,484,208
$268,415) $8,088,764
288,784] 4,016,888
$160,751) $9,476,187
548,087
$852,845
410,286
$201,875
5,416,078
$8,397,974
8,577,384
$1,919,884
FOREIGN EXPORTS OF ROSINS FROM SAVANNAH, GA., IN BARRELS OF 280 POUNDS
COUNTRY
Austria Hungary. . .
1>. E. Indies.,,., ,
Bgypt ...,,..,..,
Italy ....
KuBila ...........
Totals, 1912......
Values, 1912 ......
Totals, 1911 ......
Values, 1911......
TotI, 1910,.... ,
Values, 1910. . . . . .
Totals 1909......
Values, 1909......
Totals, 1908 ......
Values, 1908......
Totals, 1907 ......
Values, 1907......
Totals, 1906......
Values, 1906......
Totals 1905......
Values, 1905.
Totals, 1904......
Values, 1904......
January
14,877
10,778
2,684
17,527
25,290
0,791
5,532
82,979
$570,197
40,019
$249,513
56,963
8236,172
63,914
$213,820
88,082
$338,589
88,886
$349,926
45,202
$172,920
26,895
$ 88,212
53,592
$144,189
February
9,458
8,300
9,370
9,369
0,539
547
44,988
$297,598
52,669
$353,349
41,088
$182,630
12,071
$ 47,202
64,821
$260,989
87,672
$157,762
78,243
$319,317
43,662
$136,005
86,772
$249,782
March
1,774
90*
3,788
7,311
3,429
10,182
27,822
$190,994
10,385
$ 71,487
63,309
$269,498
36,725
$135,224
38,162
$122,684
46,276
$205,480
43,788
$180,452
35,012
$109,734
46,458
$119,881
April
5,054
449
3,970
5,733
7,394
52,285
74,891
$585,891
45,336
$377,926
60,727
$299,814
88,133
$288,455
82,402
$304,884
53,837
$251,098
14,163
$ 48,644
18,099
$ 56,468
84,337
$ 92,896
May
"(109
549
1.7H5
12,900
12,672
4,208
0,980
2,070
18
41,795
$286,447
36,028
$270,888
48,729
$227,847
12,120
$ 50,795
52,562
$158,920
9,009
$ 48,767
26,756
$122,779
82,654
$102,833
22,052
$ 62,495
June
5,245
31,800
2,502
339
39,886
$294,658
20,448
$144,432
40,708
$221,816
47,981
$194,023
49,280
$158,849
27,111
$140,829
82,926
$184,884
19,191
$ 76,364
3,444
$ 9,721
July
976
,
1,378
12.9GU
13,579
3,651
8,686
178
41,414
9293,583
65,920
$480,798
46,634
$269,081
51,274
$194,809
86,769
$135,283
54,640
$267,769
87,792
$166,010
48,055
$176,265
9,821
$ 28,180
August
11,996
1,424
13,681
34,057
11,718
6,686
1,232
80,742
$544,409
75,780
$472,814
36,881
$208,010
42,850
$177,942
71,887
$207,454
51,878
$288,270
86,758
$280,218
20,211
$ 74,988
19,769
$ 51,569
September
930
20,120
16,624
8,421
871
3,692
49,964
$882,283
116,668
$759,806
49,583
$298,012
82,076
$265,686
117,829
$826,812
49,467
$224,605
75,780
$238,882
80,786
$342,939
41,595
$114,281
October
11,152
895
15,971
86
7,612
7,768
8,932
9,674
63,090
$414,403
46,219
$308,465
25,506
$165,482
51,788
$218,279
48,240
$143,607
38,212
$169,324
65,827
$292,368
28,284
$138,881
67,050
$167,884
November
3,482
3,991
17,685
5,010
1,857
31,976
$196,298
27,576
$188,267
51,158
$317,116
91,057
$409,264
71,608
207,775
54,864
$211,438
40,231
$176,492
71,928
$888,251
43,610
$180,705
Dec'rab'r
9,784
550
924
11,514
28,680
18,651
526
8,618
64,097
$864,756
31,890
$207,508
61,800
$854,118
42,615
$176,308
97,059
$318,090
73,483
$254,789
88,913
$407,513
57,428
$204,422
56,244
$187,001
Total
68,657
10,778
1,099
16,828
140,032
80
190,731
74,7:17
520
70,284
06,778
4,157
643,148
$4,321,416
667,804
$3,837,753
578,034
$3,049,149
597,608
$2,371,802
814,680
$2,678,286
575,884
$2,514,552
586,789
$2,489,425
481,685
$1,882,762
478,744
$1,847,984
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 361
FOREIGN COMMERCE OF THE ATLANTIC PORTS
EXPORTS OF DOMESTIC MERCHANDISE
Year Ending June 30
[PROM OFFICIAL REPORTS OF UNITED STATES GOVEKNMBNT]
t
New York. N. T.. ..........
SAVANNAH, GA., .........
Boston ft Charlestown, Mass. . .
Philadelphia, Pa. ..........
Norfolk A Portsmouth, Va. . . .
Portland ft Falmonth, Me. . . .
All other Ports ............
Totals ..............
1912
9 817,945,803
104,286,925
92,210,877
69,692,171
69,069,730
28,705,448
19,889,838
12,423,035
11,998,504
7,114 350
29,342,650
91,262,679,331
1911
17170 c9 AAO
72 076,045
85 120,843
71,534,082
69,956,380
28,812,543
14,138,847
8 950,359
91628,932
5,441,609
28,256,800
$1,166 468,889
1910
9 651,986,356
63,428,155
77,381,507
70,516,789
73,266,343
20,992,398
14,592,614
8,104.821
8,155,818
5,177,466
24,541,274
91,018,143,541
362 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
FOREIGN COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES.
EXPORTS OF DOMESTIC MERCBANDISE
Year Ending June 30
PBOM OPFICIAI. RXFOBTS OF DUITEP STATES GOVERNMENT]
.
Kew York, ST. T. ..........
SAVANNAH. CA ..........
Boston ft Charleatown, Mass. .
Philadelphia ft. ...........
Detroit, Mieh. .............
'nffalo Creek, X. T. .......
Mobile, Ala. ...............
Wilmincton, N. C. ..........
Niagara, >T. T. .............
Norfolk ft Portsmouth . Va. . . .
Total*. ..............
1912
$ 817,945.803
218,146,097
149,160,910
104,286,825
92,210,877
69,692,171
69,069,730
63,745,572
55,911,967
55,016,025
49,249,734
32,199,443
31,230,117
28,705,448
26,526,794
25,506,796
25,128,304
23,886,645
22,964,280
19,889,838
12,423,035
11,998,504
10,849,483
10,404,250
157,949,740
$2,204.322,409
1911
* 772,552,449
220,504,917
172,835,293
72,076,045
85,120,843
71,534,082
69,956,380
on oci Q.A4.
46,182,245
40,624,903
27,305,038
30,154,037
28,812,543
21,096,506
22,103,959
20,425,476
20,505.873
23,981,681
14,138,847
8,950,359
9,628,932
11,368,490
12,876,106
143,975,398
92,049,320,199
1910
651,986356
1 o. i fta QQ->
140,376 560
63,428'155
77,381,507
70.516789
73,266343
30,121 004
38,368 872
84 788.677
31,180 760
23,645 699
27,526 245
20,992,398
20,320 186
17,608 720
12,601 853
22,644 987
20,215 873
I 14,592,614
8,104 821
8 155,818
8J393 210
129,534,285
91,744,984,720
BANK CLEARANCES AT SAVANNAH FOR TEN YEARS BY MONTHS
MONTH
March ...................
April ....................
May ....................
July .....................
Totili. .............
MONTH
January
March ............. ....
April ....................
May .....................
July ....................
Totals..-. ..........
1912
$ 28,399,001 81
25,595,324 83
24,344,936 18
21,884,014 18
21,334,582 90
15,899,017 89
16,987.092 93
17,600,662 84
21,768,538 78
35,758,594 74
34,839,494 99
80,588,382 18
$294,297,728 24
1907
$ 24,127,226 00
16,604^958 00
15,551,280 00
13,706,744 00
15,231,942 00
12,669,398 00
12,897,118 00
12,096,009 00
28,107,734 00
30,279,450 00
25,790,147 00
23,259,684 00
$224,821,619 00
1911
1 27,258,438 18
18,192,285 66
18,070,813 84
19,678,841 87
20,187,389 85
15,615,730 77
16,255,870 65
18,485,806 77
85,569,188 53
87,667,865 01
81,994,458 72
82,196,459 61
1291,172,893 46
1906
I 19,568,208 41
17,619,637 21
16,182,888 23
16,397,851 04
19^504, 211 24
14,172,074 80
15,126,885 64
15,223,797 11
20,827,539 33
82,764,847 79
29,293,042 16
25,929,504 04
$242,608,427 00
1910
I 20,833,994 68
17,951,087 50
17,028,993 44
16,501,046 14
16,821,884 50
15,982,140 78
16,789,234 47
15,635,'ei7 44
28,546,919 03
87,729,288 55
83,378,774 50
35,351,031 08
$271,994,461 06
1905
$ 15,886,784 70
12,827,778 95
12,592,807 10
18,556,476 78
14,245,151 40
16,287,206 08
18,487,900 43
15,958,349 74
28,638,449 23
27,711,854 84
81,576,095 55
24,944,199 72
$232,521,039 97
1909
$ 19,116,000 82
14,585,606 77
18,716,264 40
16,479,892 77
14,071,988 53
11,908,491 07
11,994,546 82
14,238,588 69
34,814,484 21
87,775,118 01
25,030,768 12
26,552,650 98
$240,227,885 69
1904
$ 17,571,663 46
13,284,852 02
12,474,699 18
10,988,238 51
11,584,580 25
12,374,843 98
11,888,614 54
18,225,577 99
27,089,912 91
27,455,967 17
22,539,708 83
21,344,155 85
$201,796,751 64
1908
$ 19,069,484 46
12,765,807 86
12,521,888 71
11,887,841 88
12,588,009 27
12,182,566 18
11,544,086 66
12,150,817 69
22,868,878 65
26,259,902 60
21,706,018 80
19,885,238 57
$194,279,527 60
1903
$ 19,542,420 26
15,581,205 99
14,908,188 08
12,720,758 27
11,148,444 82
11,397,250 94
11,375,012 47
16,666,800 14
19,689,811 62
25,850,785 86
22,476,266 59
18,968,277 99
$195,265,562 48
Clearances in former years at follows: 1902, $181,069,677.89;1901, $182,261,154.89; 1900, $245,594,512.45; 1899, $188,514,-
714,24; 1898, $129,248,854.94; 1897, $127,777,401.99; 1896, $124,756,887.80.
BANK CLEARINGS AT SAVANNAH, GA., IN COMPARISON WITH NEIGHBORING CITIES
CITY
SiTinnah, Ga. . . .
Memphis, Tenn. . .
Atlanta, 3ft. ....
Norfolk, Vs. .....
Auguita, Ga. ....
Birmingham, Ala .
Caarlerton, 8, C, .
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jacksonville, Fla. .
NuhTlUe, Tenn. . .
Clearings
1912
$294,297,728
421,802,287
*091,941,254
190,057,721
113,583,916
150,317,758
102,484,917
122,171,803
168,442,388
193,471,800
308,279,450
Clearings
1911
$291,172,898 48
361,984,292 00
589,615,938 93
168,714,796 00
127,209,902 45
148,355,216 76
92,233,072 05
100,726,356 64
146.740,819 23
181,968,199 55
281,872,588 82
Clearings
1910
1172,944,461 06
835,020,661 17
*674,164,916 77
158,618,952 00
117,975,164 84
130,248,528 98
90,769,607 29
98,027,419 98
124,657,071 62
65,690,080 55
176,616,832 11
Clearings
1909
$240,277,835 69
286,665*540 21
836,270,170 08
147,279,269 00
108,538,294 88
108,807,162 28
79,021,517 65
76,877,444 93
92,223,437 00
48,482,189 05
191,341,462 00
Clearings
1908
$194,279,527 50
252,991,081 53
280,067,592 55
111,078,245 00
83,838,140 86
93,635,311 16
67,674,899 30
69,746,353 49
73,194,127 54
36,237,694 00
155,675,903 00
Clearings
1907
$224,821,619 00
248,871,040 43
254,965,803 94
138,032,419 00
94,358,811 29
118,769,857 47
71,704,816 64
78,270,197 82
76,046,049 49
85,466,698 00
206,698,405 00
Clearings
1906
$242,808,427 00
247,584,485 42
235,997,896 00
124,551,553 00
85,756,416 00
100,586,990 00
68,803,295 64
87,486,782 27
74,018,826 00
31,916,293 00
Clearings
1905
$232,522,039 00
273,422,567 00
185,625,645 00
103,888,208 00
93,521,142 00
72,109,811 00
64,809,794 00
51,781,090 00
59,062,487 00
40,661,457 00
*Inelnd out-of-town clearance*.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 365
ASSESSMENTS FOR TAXATION AT SAVANNAH, GA.
January i,
YEAR*
1912........... ..
1911.............
1910. ............
1909.............
1908.............
1907. ............
1906..... ........
1905.............
1904..... ........
1903.............
1902 .............
1901. ............
1900. ............
1899......... ....
1898..... .....'...
1897.............
1896.............
1895. ............
1894.............
1898. ............
1892... ..........
1891. ............
1883.............
1870.............
1860.............
1853....... ......
1836... ..........
City
Real Estate
85,681,456
35,501,860
34,736,799
34,049,925
29,970,933
28,975,057
28,044,040
27,290,022
26,230,742
25,965,076
24,920,795
24,425,620
24,860,457
24,163,380
24,763,080
24,615,594
22,563,488
21,427,176
10,296,688
..........
City
Personalty
14,374,8
14,433,519
14,166,460
13,188,015
12,806,028
14,215,475
13,226,564
11,791,830
11,007,880
11,070,935
10,877,385
10,617,783
10,560,052
10,629,258
10,409,018
9,160,522
9,160,522
9,682,478
10,675,495
11,097,689
11,203,838
7,003,549
..........
Totals
$51,441,378
61,176,691
49,847,916
48,689,875
Af] Kjn OO7
47,391,051
45,216,068
41,851,342
*rt TfiA RTT
39,051,920
38,360,957
37,108,077
36 582,859
85,480,847
35,054,987
34,769,475
33 323,902
33,923,602
34,298,072
83 288,983
82,798,396
32,630,514
17,300,237*
14,861,464
10,225 225
5,483,157
2,357,250
Itaeapitalation not nude prior to 1883.
BUILDING OPERATIONS IN SAVANNAH FOR TEN YEARS
YEARS
1912 .....................
1911 .....,........,,,...
1910 ....................
1906 ....................
1908 ....................
1907 ....................
1906 ....................
1905 ....................
1904 ....................
1 QAQ
Totali ...................
Mine Tears
1-Story
Frame ,
288
109
187
287
261
202
164
169
141
Division
1,658
o
2
j*u
a
26
6
14
5
10
7
10
4
1
into oil
88
2-Story
Frame
297
111
116
189
121
118
111
69
185
net not
*1,212
IS
|
28
16
18
7
17
11
6
6
82
Oljlftt&I
186
3-Story
Frame
1
4
1
2
9
1
>la
18
*
10
4
4
2
5
10
a
2
8
48
|
2
2
1
1
2
8
!
1
1
8-Story
1
1
10-Story
1
1
2
i
1
1
Total Number Buildings New
Completed
597
250
284
805
418
848
298
261
819
60!
*8,765
Alterations
and Additions
228
155
177
194
290
270
816
860
876
2,866
j Total
Expenditure* on
IBuildinrs
!
12,000,000
1,250,000
800,000
725,000
650,000
500,000
500,000
575,000
625,000
800,000
$8,425,000
*ToUli for ten yean
4.Of the 2-itory frame buildings, several hundred are apartmentl presiding accommodations for two or more families.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 367
Receipts at Savannah Postoffice for Thirteen Years
Fiscal Year Receipts
1900-1901________'___$154,725.10
1901-1902_-...__.______ 156,523.84
1902-1903____________ 160,629.60
1903-1904_____________ 164,187.21
1904-1905____________ 178,248.55
1905-1906____________ 200,54083
1906-1907____________ 214,435.84
1907-1908____________ 221,404.65
1908-1909____________ 218,543.81
1909-1910___________._ 232,254.16
1910-1911____________ 248,979.10
1911-1912______.____ 263,982.29
1912-1913_____.______ 280,029.55
Our fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th.
Increase in receipts 1912-13 over ten years ago approximately 75 per' cent.
M. S. BAKER, JR.,
Postmaster.
368 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
SAVANNAH'S CLIMATE (1871-1912 INCLUSIVE)
Temperature. Rainfall and Miscellaneous Data
Coaif iled from Uaited Stales Weather Barea* Records at Savannah. Ga.,
Forty Years
TEMPERATURE
^TIIITI^
Mean
Highest Maximum
on Record Oate
Jjowest M|T,<T^I
on Record
I Absolute
Date i Range
67 Deg. 105 Degrees j-y 12^ 8 Degrees ^^n i 9? De*'
~SEASONAL TEMPERATURE NORMALS
Mean...
Deg.
...51
...50
...52
...51
March . . .
May .....
Mean.

. .... 72
..... 66 Mean..
D^
....80
....79
n Mean. .
Deg.
. ... 75
....66
....58
. ... 66
PRECIPITATION f Amount of Rainfall inches and hundredth.)
Annual formal.
50.34
. Greatest Yearly
73.94
Year
1885
Least Yearly
86.84
Year
1901
SEASONAL RAINFALL (Normal Inches)
December ... .3.10 March .......3.65 June ........6.03 September ... .5.56
January ......3.13 April ....... .2.99 July ........6.18 October ......3.55
February .... .3.28 May ........3.00 August ......7.50 November .. . .2.37
Sea'able Arg...9.51 jSea'able Avg.. .9.64 Sea'able Avg..19.71 Sea'able Avg..11.48
MISCELLANEOUS DATA
MONTH
March ........
May ..........
July ..........
Total... .
'Average num-j
an inch or
more of pre. : cipitation.
....i 10 '
....' 10 1
9
!
....! 8 1
9
1
. . . .1 12 I
. ...1 13 |
....' 14 I
....I 11 I
....I 7 I
....I 7 I
...-I 9 I
! ! ....' 119
I 1
>verage number of clear
days.
10
10
12
13
8
8
8
10
14
13
12
130
Average number of partly
cloudy days.
10
9
11
11
13
15
16
15
10
10
9
141
Average number of cloudy
days
11
9
8
6
6
7
7
8
9
7
7
10
94
Average date on which first "killing" frost occurred (in autumn), November, 25.
Average date on which last "killing'' frost occurred (in spring), February 27.
J. PBMBERTON SLAUGHTER. Local Forecaster
Savauah. Ga.
MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT 369
SKETCH OF SAVANNAH BOARD OF TRADE
Thirty years ago the Cotton Exchange and the Naval
Stores Exchange were the commercial bodies charged with
the safeguarding of the interests of what comprised the two
principal factors in the trade of Savannah, cotton and naval
stores. Other products, such as lumber, general merchandise, and the output of the industrial establishments, did
not have that attention from an organized trade body which
their growing importance demanded. Commercial and other
enterprises began to feel the need of a fostering care. The
fact became apparent that Savannah must not only provide
greater safeguards to its local trade, but that it must vary its
industries and expand its commerce if it did not want the
growth and importance of the city to be retarded, therefore,
in April, 1883, the Board of Trade was organized, absorbing
the Naval Stores Exchange.
The growth and prosperity of the commerce of Savannah
has been zealously fostered by this Board of Trade, it has
used every effort to advertise the commercial advantages of
Savannah to attract capital for trade and industrial enterprises, to encourage the construction of new transportation
lines and to secure equitable freight tariffs to and from
Savannah.
The Board of Trade realizes the geographical position of
Savannah, making her the most important port of the South
Atlantic, and ranking second in exports of the Atlantic Coast,
being exceeded only by New York. This Exchange has used
its best energies in aiding Savannah to maintain her supremacy as the business center of the South and the entrepot
for its foreign trade.
During the first few years of its existence, it took up the
matter of excessive freight rates, interested itself in mer-
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chandise traffic by the Savannah River, advocated reforms in
pilotage, reduction of wharfage rates, lower quarantine
charges and shorter periods of quarantine detention, and
other means to minimize the harbor expenses.
During the years of its existence there have been some
great achievements, and it would indeed be surprising if
there were not some disappointments, though through no
lack of co-operation on the part of the Board of Trade, and it
may be safely stated that even if no direct influence for the
benefit of Savannah's commercial and industrial prosperity
could be traced to the well conceived, well executed efforts
of the Board of Trade, yet the prominence its representatives have been accorded in trade assemblages, agricultural
conventions and maritime congresses has resulted in advertising Savannah and placing her advantages before the
country, and this has attracted capital, manufacturers, and
powerful systems of transportation.
The first steps in the interest of new lines of railways
were taken under the auspices of the Board of Trade, in
whose rooms were held meetings to encourage the projected
South Bound road, from Savannah, Ga., to Columbia, S. C.,
and for the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery Railway.
The construction of the former opened an extensive territory
tributary to Savannah, and the outgrowth of that line of railway was the building of the Florida Central and Peninsular,
from Savannah, Ga., to Jacksonville, Fla., the extensive terminals of the Seaboard Air Line Railway on Hutchinson's
Island; the completion of the Georgia and Alabama Railroad
to Savannah; the acquisition of another great railway system, the Southern; the building of the costly and beautiful
Union Station on one of the widest and most prominent
thoroughfares of the city, and the construction and extension of new lines of railway in the growing interior, directly
tributary to Savannah.
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The harbor improvements attracted steamers of increased tonnage to convey the products of the fields, forests,
mines, quarries, mills, and factories to the inviting marts of
the world. Two important steamship companies, with lines
of steamers plying between Savannah and the ports of the
North Atlantic found it necessary to increase their terminal
facilities and add larger and better equipped vessels. With
a single purpose the Board of Trade bent every energy to
promote measures looking to improvements in the harbor
approaches from the sea, to relieve shipping from burdensome tariffs and quarantine delays and charges, and to the
Board of Trade is largely due the fact that municipal control of quarantine has terminated and that it is now directed
and operated by the national government, thus removing
from the city the burden of its support, and relieving vessels of onerous charges which seriously operated against the
interests of the commerce of the port.
But if the Board of Trade has been energetic, zealous
and alert in encouraging railway communication with Savannah it has been none the less vigilant in its determination
that railways should not discriminate against Savannah, nor
impose high tariffs on its merchants. Confronted with such
threatening conditions and finding that they could be remedied only by drastic measures, a Bureau of Freight and
Transportation was established under the auspices of the
Board of Trade, and after five years of well directed effort
before the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Railroad Commission of Georgia, it secured equitable distribution of the products of the interior and reasonable tariff
rates. The work of the Freight Bureau during the five years
of its active life is one of the results of the stern determination of the Board of Trade to protect the interests of Savannah's trade and commerce, and is a tribute to its unvarying,
ceaseless, and courageous activity in safeguarding every
avenue of approach where the commerce of Savannah might
have been impaired.
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The Board of Trade has had the co-operation of other
cities, States, and maritime, trade and agricultural bodies,
conventions and congresses, because it has been undeviatingly and consistently unselfish. It has never asked more
for Savannah than she has been entitled to. It has never
sought to obtain recognition by individious comparisons to
the disadvantage of other and rival ports or cities; on the
contrary, it has always shown an earnest desire to stimulate the efforts of enterprising neighbors, and the written
records of its meeting are replete with resolutions endorsing
movements calculated to enhance the importance and advantages they possess. It has realized that the interior is
large, and, with growing developments, every port will be
taxed in the not distant future, for the ports on the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts can be counted on the fingers of one's hands
without telling them over a second time. For this reason efforts of the trade bodies of all the South Atlantic and Gulf
ports to secure harbor improvements have had the material
indorsement of the Savannah Board of Trade, a'nd its official appeals to Congress supplementing those of its neighbors and rivals. The fact that Savannah has no jealous and
hostile rivals is because the Board of Trade, by the sagacity
of its course, has silenced petty jealousies, disarmed hostilities, and -impressed upon the trade bodies of other ports
the wisdom of intelligent co-operation and the virtue of
friendly intercourse.
Savannah is recognized as the principal naval stores
port in this country, and it is through the Board of Trade
that quotations on naval stores are made each day, which are
recognized not only in this, but all countries of the world, as
the trading basis on turpentine and the various grades of
rosin.
This Exchange also represents the lumber interests of
the port of Savannah in which all differences are handled,
both as to transportation and otherwise.
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Statistics on all branches of business handled through
this port and used for the purpose of showing Savannah's
commerce to the world, are compiled and distributed
through this Exchange.
As can be seen from the foregoing, this Exchange is
not working only for the interest of one or two classes of
business, but for all lines of business that tend to promote
the upbuilding and commercial standing of the City of Savannah, the State of Georgia and the South.
THOMAS PURSE,
Secretary Savannah Board of Trade.
SKETCH OF SAVANNAH COTTON EXCHANGE
The rapidity with which the transportation lines having
terminals in Savannah resumed operations in 1865 and 1866
caused the receipts of cotton at this port to assume unexpected proportions and thus attract the general attention
of the commercial world. Thence resulted an influx of
representatives of business interests from all parts of the
United States and from many European countries, all anxious to bid for a share of the reviving cotton business against
the old established cotton firms of this city, whose business had lain dormant since 1861. In this manner a heterogeneous business community formed itself. The members to
great extent were unknown to one another and differed widely in their views as to what business usages ought to be and
even as to what ought to be considered fair and equitable in
business transactions. Clashes of opinion on such points
were the order of the day, and frequent friction developed
to the detriment of the individuals concerned and of the
374 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
trade at large. Representatives of the various branches of
the trade formed themselves into committees and passed
resolutions adopting certain rules for the conduct of business; which, however, could not be enforced as all such
committees were acting without recognized authority.
In due course of time the conviction was forced on the
cotton operators of the city that an authority had to be
created and recognized, whose decisions in business matters
must be acknowledged as binding and final by all parties
engaged in the business. A general meeting of the trade
was held June 11, 1872, and it was decided that the Savannah
Cotton Exchange should be established. The elaboration of
the preliminaries was entrusted to a committee, and on
June 20th, a charter was obtained, which set forth the purposes of the Exchange should be:
"To provide and maintain suitable rooms for a
Cotton Exchange in the City of Savannah; to adjust
controversies between its members; to establish just
and equitable principles, uniform usages, rules and
regulations and standards for classification, which
shall govern all transactions of its members connected with the cotton trade in the City of Savannah ; to acquire, preserve and disseminate information connected therewith; to decrease tlie risks incident thereto and to generally promote the interests
of the trade and to increase the cotton business of
the City of Savannah and augment the facilities for
conducting it."
At subsequent meetings a President, a Vice-President
and nine Directors were elected, Mr. J. W. JUathrop being
the President and in September the Exchange was opened
for business in a hall rented for that purpose.
A plan for doing business in future was submitted and
rules for its conduct adopted, which involved a fee payable
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to the Exchange for every transaction. The business itself
was short lived, the local conditions were not found favorable to it and it died after a few years; not, however, before
it had contributed largely to swell the permanent fund of
the Exchange, which had been started with the entrance fee
collected from every member joining the Exchange.
In the course of some years the fund had risen to an
amount representing about $200.00 to every active member.
It was then decided to capitalize the Exchange for $50,000.00
in the shape of 250 shares of the value of $200.00 eaCh, to
give one share to each of the members and to put the
balance of the shares on the market at the price of $200.00,
and to add the proceeds to the permanent fund. All the
shares were placed without difficulty, and the financial condition of the Exchange thus enabled it to erect a building
suited to its purposes, which it has occupied since September
19, 1887. The building was paid for in cash, and there never
has been a debt of any kind on it.
The site of the building, which constitutionally could
not be used for private purposes, was granted by the City
of Savannah, for the special purposes of the Exchange. The
building, therefore, cannot be transferred advantageously to
other hands, and as under the provisions of the charter a
dissolution of the Corporation is well nigh an impossibility,
a permanent home in which to make its headquarters seems
thus to have been secured for the cotton trade of the city.
Having to pay no rent, the Exchange is able to conduct
its affairs on very economical terms, and the yearly dues by
members are very moderate, having of late fluctuated between $35.00 and $60.00.
The work of the Exchange has been directed, under
the supervision of the President, by various committees, who
from year to year have been appointed to look after its various interests. Their exertions and efforts have in the main
been crowned with success.
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The statistical department is well conducted. The black
boards on the floor of the Exchange, designed to keep the
members posted regarding the movement of the staple, are
very complete and well adapted to practical requirements.
Telegraphic quotations from other markets are received and
posted with reasonable promptness.
The Exchange has obtained recognition from the United
States Government in matters connected with the maintenance and improvement of river and harbor facilities, and
due attention is being paid to its suggestions on such questions.
The transportation lines, which for a long time declined
to pay any attention to the Exchange, have found it to their
interest to change their methods, and for a number of
years have been will-ing to discuss with its committees
abuses, which have developed in course of time, and to lend
their hands to the abatement of evil consequences engendered by them.
Daily quotations of the local market are being furnished
by the Exchange with as much correctness and exactness as
the almost hourly fluctuations in values permit.
In the early days of the Exchange decisions rendered by
arbitration committees appointed to settle differences, or by
the committee on appeals, met with scant consideration,
especially from non-members, who had agreed to submit
differences arising from certain transactions, to the decision
of the Exchange, but did not find it incumbent on themselves to abide by the awards if they did not meet their
views. In the course of time the Exchange succeeded in
making its weight felt, and the list of defaulting debtors
shows at the moment the name of only one firm which declines to acknowledge its authority.
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The rules of the Exchange are based on the principles of
justice and equity, and, with regard to these principles, have
been modified from time to time in their details so as to adapt
themselves to the constantly changing conditions of trade.
The Exchange since its foundation, by systematizing the
cotton -trade of Savannah, has conferred substantial benefit
not only on the parties directly interested in that trade, but
on the city at large, which for the development of its resources, is to a great extent dependent on the development
of that trade.
The receipts of cotton at Savannah increased steadily in
volume and value since the organization of the Exchange,
as is shown by the following table, from receipts of 545,997
bales valued at $32,945,559 in 1876 to 2,392,181 bales valued
at $120,591,243 in 1912.
378 MAYOR'S AXXUAL REPORT
Record of Cotton Receipts. Exports and Value at Savannah, Ga.,
Years Named Ending August 31st, 1875-1876,
to 1911-191237 Years
YEAS
1876...
1877. . .
1878...
1879...
1880...
1881 . . .
1882...
1883. . .
1884...
1885. ..
1886...
1887. . .
1888...
1389. ..
1890...
1891. ..
1892...
1893...
Receipts
Upland
538,825
482,371
611,982
691,446
737,431
881,161 "
726,148
814,047
655,784
710,459
789,051
781,069
875,017
798,628
924,282
1,093,978
985,732
758,119
1894... T 917,146
1895.. .
1896...
1897. . .
1898...
1899. . .
1900...
1901 . . .
1902...
1903. . .
1904 . . .
'1905. ..
190B. ..
1907. ..
1908...
1909. . .
1910. ..
1911. ..
1912. ..
881,967
707,564
I 762,466
1.132.818
1 1,047.841
| 1,019,634
1,018,025
i 1,103,327
1,223,994
; 1.116,849
1,824,195
1 1,457,142
1,434.931
1,479,695
1,467.201
1 1,320.552
' 1.416.772
2,329.076
-Bales
Ben Isl.
7,172
5,736
11,311
8,280
Upland ft
Sea Island,
Value
Dollars
32,945,558
25,557.282 |
32,062,191 |
32,446,294
11.577 38,701,243
Exports Bales
Upland
536,826
484,434
610,496
693,122
728,231
15,520 48,151, 769 ij 879,201
17,229
12,004
9,331
40,038,020 733,656
41,715,575; 815,143
33,076,168 II 658,836
19,543 | 36,310,299 jj 708,344
23,388 | 38,905,449 jl 785,045
27,365
23,518
36,051,016 1| 778,555
41,709,123 1 874,669
29,991 | 40,537,041 jj 797,146
32,235 j 49,162,900 J 921,467
45,630
42,084
56,168,413
42,815,047
1,095,296
988,088
35,779 34,598,595 j j 756,388
54,259
64,305
38,929.631 || 918,268
28,718,802
77,419 33,743,186
84,125 32,552,332
884,919
691,658
782,190
59,239 36.662,753 Ij 1,131,014
53,613 30,490,849
72,250
1,032,992
44,408,448 If 1,030,451
64.797 55,186,252 jl 1,019,370
Be* Isl.
7,033
5,871
11,396
8,286
11,526
15,201
17,541
12,055
9,255
19,083
22,790
27,939
24,033
29,382
32,881
43,782
42,160
36,162
54,846
64,727
75,591
79,939
59,622
59,550
70,659
66,006
55.336 48,437,248 1,092,580 j 51,939
76,960 i 59,255,379 || ,240,147
51.342 i 67.957,413 ' ,108,526
57,802 87,465,762
63,715 I 83,762,146
,805,692
,468,961
34,288 79,484,627 jj ,442,988
54,904 87,435,765 || ,468,299
' 53.806 i 78.648,736 ! 1,465,976
78,992
Upland ft
Sea Island,
Value
Dollars
32,817,572
25,691,547
31,993,123
32,525,777
38,233,425
48,019,799
40,495,221
41,773,265
88,221,875
36,191,441
38,807,726
36,159,996
41,678,008
40,413,541
49,087,006
56,081,501
42,915,719
34,559,941
39,026,845
28,828,686
32,978,623
33,014,213
36,632,612
30,425,074
44,733,730
55,346,886
47,740,862
60,115,833
49,585 || 67,326,983
59,094
64,768
34,802
54,660
52,822
' 51,906 98.039,741 ' 1,336.046 51,962
' 46.990 103.900.405 ' 1,407,177 44,439
63.105 ' 120.591,243 ,' 2,328.454 62,412
86,739,088
84,584,446
79,969,438
86,769,897
78,497,155
99,130,677
102,955,340
120,497,249
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There is every prospect that the activity of the Savannah
Cotton Exchange in the near future may develop on a more
elevated plane than heretofore. The cotton trade of the
United States has been conducted for the last forty years in
accordance with conditions dictated by the consumers and of
such middle-men as were working in their interests. With
the increasing wealth of the cotton States the day cannot be
far distant when the farmers and merchants of these states
will be able to enforce radical changes in business methods
and insist on their being adapted to the conditions under
which Providence has appointed cotton to be grown, and
not to the conditions which man considers most apt to alleviate the deficiencies of his own designs. When that day
will have arrived, the Savannah Cotton Exchange will have
the opportunity of fulfilling on the highest plane, the mission
which was contemplated for it at the time of its inception.
THE SAVANNAH COTTON EXCHANGE
1912 -1913
OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
PAUL T. HASKELL, JR.
VICE-PRESIDENT
R. P. CANON.
SECRETARY AND SUPERINTENDENT
J. J. GAUDRY
DIRECTORS
W. W. WILLIAMSOX, JOHN W. GLEASON,
F. D. BLOODWORTH, H. WEBER,
A. J. RITCH, GEO. F. TENNILLE,
WRIGHT HUXTER, M. M. HOPKINS,
E. M. LAWTON.
INSPECTORS OF NEXT ELECTION
JOS. P. DOYLE. JOHN L. CABELL,
B. G. ANTHONY.
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SKETCH OF SAVANNAH CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE
PRESIDENT
LEOPOLD ADLER,
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
A. B. MOORE.
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
WILLIAM KEHQE
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT
CHARLES ELLIS
FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT
JOSEPH F. GRAY.
Executive Officer and Secretary
TREASURER
WILLIAM F. McCAULEY
DIRECTORS
LEOPOLD ADLER B. H. LEVY
F. G. BELL H. H. LIVINGSTON
R. M. BEYTAGH W. F. McCAULEY
T. A. BRYSON ' J. C, MANNING
J. F. CANN A. B. MOORE
JACOB S. COLLINS LEE ROY MYERS
DR. J. W. DANIEL SIGO MYERS
CHARLES ELLIS M. J. O'LEARY
H. I. FRANK P. J. ROSENHEIM
H. H. GEFFKEN R. E. SAUL
G. A. GORDON L. G. SCHWARZBAUM
J. F. GRAY A. W. SOLOMON
W. J. HARTY P. A. STOVALL
D. J. HOGAN GEORGE W. TIEDEMAN
C. J. HUNTER H. I. TRAUB
WILLIAM KEHOE L. M. WHITE
W. D. KRENSON W. W. WILDER
O. S. KULMAN W. W. WILLIAMSON
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The Savannah Chamber of Commerce was incorporated and organized June 4th, 1903. The first three years
of its existence Col. J. H. Estill was President, followed by
Major" William W. Williamson for five consecutive years.
Mr. Adler is now in his third year as the head of the
Chamber.
The government is vested in a directory of thirty-six
members elected by the membership at annual meeting in
March, in relays of twelve each year for a term of three
years. The President, four Vice Presidents and Treasurer
are elected by the board from its members.
The primary object of the Chamber of Commerce is to
foster and promote the commercial and industrial enterprises of the City of Savannah, to watch over, protect and
advance the interests of the City and County, and incidentally the State of Georgia and the entire South, as necessarily related to the growth and prosperity of the city and
port of Savannah.
All good citizens and well wishers of Savannah are eligible and may be elected to membership in the Chamber, and
all such are invited to become allied thsrewithy assumingtheir
rightful share of the responsibility and expense of time and
money necessary to the proper development of Savannah.
This body is the non-partisan representative of all the people, seeking always the greatest good for the greatest number, and as such every citizen should contribute in proportion
to his ability, of his time, talents and money. This privilege
and duty should not be permitted nor assigned to the faithful few who are ever ready in response to the call. The activities and accomplishments of the Chamber must be restricted within its resources. The critic may contribute
to greater success by becoming a member and helping push.
The civic work of the Chamber is handled as much as
possible by special committees, but the constant effort of the
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officials is to encourage participation and initiative on the
part of all members and citizens generally in outlining measures for the benefit and uplift of the community, with assurance that all suggestions will receive proper consideration.
The matters brought up may be civil, social, economical or
governmental in character, but affecting even remotely the
interests of Savannah, it is to the Chamber of Commerce, the
exponent of the best thought of the community, that its
citizens may look for safe counsel and wise guidance.
Every live community in this day either has or is seeking to organize a Chamber of Commerce or similar union of
its progressive citizens for the common good. It is essentially a business organization, necessary in the keen competition of the period in developing and exploiting at home and
abroad all natural and acquirable advantages. It compiles
and distributes civic educational and advertising literature
as best calculated to interest the individual. It strives in
every feasible way to discover and attract the desirable settler, whether for permanent or temporary abode. It gathers
and disseminates information in answer to all manner of
inquiries from the outside which otherwise would be a burden on individuals, or left unattended to would be a discourtesy and possible bar to the progress of the city. Likewise
it undertakes for its members and home people similar work
of inquiry and investigation which can be most advantageously handled by the machinery of the associate chambers
of commerce.
The minutes and files of the Savannah Chamber of
Commerce are voluminous records of activities of such varied character and extent as would surprise the uninitiated.
The question "has anything been accomplished" may be best
answered by the loyal Savannahian, proud of his City, asking himself is there any evidence of Savannah's growth and
progress of recent years? Is she standing still? What are
her prospects?

ORDINANCES
OF THE
CITY OF SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
TOGETHER WITH IMPORTANT
RESOLUTIONS, COMMUNICATIONS
AND RBPORTS
ADOPTED DURING THE YEAR
1912
COMPILED BY
THOMAS HALL1GAN
Clerk of Council
386 MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT
ORDINANCES
By Alderman Barrow:
An ordinance to regulate bakeries in the city of Savannah, to provide a penalty for the violation thereof and for
other purposes.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
any place in the City of Savannah used for any process of
mixing, compounding or baking, for sale, any bread,
biscuits, pretzels, crackers, buns, rolls, cakes, pies, or any
food product of which meal or flour is the principal ingredient, shall be deemed a bakery for the purposes of this
ordinance; provided, licensed restaurants or hotels in which
any of the foregoing food products are mixed and baked
for use only in such restaurant or hotel, and all kitchens
or rooms of dwellings where any of said products are
mixed or baked in an ordinary kitchen stove or range, shall
not be considered bakeries within the meaning of this ordinance.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That every person, firm,
or corporation maintaining, operating or establishing a
bakery shall make application to the health officer of said
City, stating the location of the bakery and name of the
owner or proprietor thereof, and within five days after it
shall be the duty of the health officer to inspect the place
where the bakery is or is intended to be located, to see
whether it meets the requirements of this ordinance as to
location, light, ventilation, sanitary arrangements, and
________ MAYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT________387
equipment, and if such inspection shows that the place conforms to this ordinance he shall issue to the applicant a
permit which must be at all times posted in a conspicuous
place in such bakery.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That every place used as
a bakery shall at all times be kept in a clean and sanitary
condition as to its floors, side walls, ceilings, wood work,
fixtures, furniture, tools, machinery and utensils, and every
part of the bakery shall be well lighted and shall be ventilated by means of windows, skylights, air shafts, air ducts
or mechanical apparatus if necessary, so as to insure at all
times a free circulation of fresh air, such ventilation, construction and equipment shall be of such a character that a
complete change of air in all parts of the bakery can be made
at least four times each hour; provided, however, that it
shall not be necessary to ventilate at such times or in such
manner that the process of mixing or rising of dough shall
of necessity be interfered with or prevented.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained. That the floor of every
place used as a bakery, if below the street level, shall be
constructed of concrete, cement, asphalt or other impervious
material or of tile laid in cement, which floor may be
covered with a hardwood floor having tight joints, and the
floor of every place used as a bakery above the street level
may be of hardwood with tight joints or may be of any
impervious material and in all cases whether the floor be
below or above the street level the angles where the floor
and walls join shall be made and maintained so as to be
rat proof.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That the doors to every
bakery shall be fitted with self-closing wire screens and
windows, other openings with wire screens, and which shall
be kept closed at all times, the side walls and ceilings to
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every bakery shall be plastered and smoothed, tiled or
sheathed with metal or wood sheathing and shall be kept
clean and in good repair. AH wood work to the bakery
shall be well painted and the walls painted, lime washed, or
calcimined.
Sec. 6. Be it further ordained, That every bakery shall
be provided with adequate plumbing and drainage and have
impermeable wash sinks on iron supports and no water
closet shall be in direct communication with the bakery.
Sec. 7. Be it further ordained, That no person shall
sleep in the bakery or in rooms where flour or meal used
in connection therewith, or the food products made therein
are handled or stored, and all sleeping places located on the
same floors as the bakery must be kept dry and well ventilated and sanitary.
Sec. 8. Be it further ordained, That all workmen and
employes while engaged in the handling or manufacturing
of bakery products in a bakery shall provide themselves
with slippers or shoes and a suit of washable material
which shall be used only while the wearers thereof are engaged or working in the bakery, and these garments shall
at all times be kept clean.
Sec. 9. Be it further ordained, That no employe or
other person shall spit upon the floor or the side walls of
any bakery or any place where the food products of said
bakery are stored. The smoking, snuffing or chewing of
tobacco in- any bakery is hereby prohibited, and the owner
or proprietor of any bakery is required to post a plain
notice in the bakery forbidding any person to use tobacco
therein or spit upon the floor or side walls thereof.
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Sec. 10. Be it further ordained, That no person who
has tuberculosis or .any venereal disease or any communicable skin disease shall work in any bakery, and no
owner, manager or person in charge of the bakery shall
knowingly require, permit or suffer such person to be employed in his bakery, and it shall be the duty of the said
Health Officer to see that the requirements of this section are complied with.
Sec. 11. Be it further ordained, That all rooms used
for the storage of flour or meal used in connection with
any bakery shall be dry and well ventilated, and every
bakery and room used for the storage of materials and the
food products therefrom, shall be so arranged that the
shelves, cupboards, trays, troughs, bins, cases and all other
appliances for handling and storing the same can be easily
removed and cleaned, and if the floor of any such room is
below the street level, such products shall not be stored
nearer than one foot to the floor.
Sec. 12. Be it further ordained, That no bakery, after
the passage of this ordinance, shall be established in any
room below the street level, and if any bakery now being
operated below the street level shall be discontinued it shall
thereafter be considered for the purposes of this ordinance a new bakery.
Sec. 13. Be it further ordained, That all vehicles for
the delivery or transporting of said food products from a
bakery to a purchaser or consumer shall be a covered vehicle and equipped with lidded compartments for the protection of said food products, and the said compartments
shall be at all times closed except when the said products
are being removed therefrom.
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Sec. 14. Be it further ordained, That the said Health
Officer and the Sanitary Inspectors of said City shall at
all times have the right to enter said bakeries for the purpose of making inspection in order to see that the provisions of this ordinance are being complied with.
Sec. 15. Be it further ordained, That all permits
granted pursuant to this ordinance might at any time be
revoked by the Health Officer subject to the approval of the
Board of Sanitary Commissioners for the persistent, repeated or willful violation of the provisions of this ordinance ; provided, however, that no such permit shall at any
time be revoked by the said Health Officer unless he shall
first have given to the holder of the same not less than three
days' notice in writing of his intention to revoke such permit, and an opportunity to be heard by the Board of Sanitary Commissioners as to why such should not be done,
this proviso not to be taken to apply to cases where the
sale of said food products may be temporarily prohibited
by the Health Officer because of disease in the premises,
temporary unsanitary conditions or similar causes.
Such permit shall not be transferable and shall only
be issued after an inspection of the premises as herein provided for.
Sec. 16. Be it further ordained, That the said Health
Officer shall make monthly inspections of the bakeries
in said City and shall publish a report of said inspections
in the official gazette of the City of Savannah.
Sec. 17. Be it further ordained, That for the violation
of any of the provisions of this ordinance the offender unon
conviction in the Police Court of the City of Savannah shall
be subjected to a fine not exceeding $100 or imprisonment
for a time not to exceed thirty days, either or both in the
discretion of the court.
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Sec. 18. Be it further ordained, That this ordinance
shall become effective on March 1, 1912.
Sec. 19. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed January 10, 1912.
CodeAmend Same
By Committee on Fire:
An ordinance to amend Section 695 of the Code of the
City of Savannah of 1907, by authorizing the keeping of
gasoline in portable metallic tanks, and for other purposes.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That Section
695 of the Code of the City of Savannah of 1907, be and the
same is hereby amended by adding to said section the following, to-wit:
"Third. Not exceeding fifty gallons of gasoline may
be kept in a portable metallic tank, provided, such tank
shall be constructed in accordance with the rules of the
National Board of Fire Underwriters, subject to the approval of the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department; and
provided, further, that such tank shall not be fined or
charged after sundown or by artificial light."
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained. That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed January 10, 1912.
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Commission Government
By Committee of the Whole:
Ordinance read in Council for the first time Sept. 4,
1912, and by unanimous consent of Council read a second
time, placed upon its passage, adopted and approved.
Whereas, At the last session of the General Assembly
of Georgia an Act was passed entitled "An Act to amend
the charter of the City of Savannah; to establish a Commission Form of Government and a Civil Service Commission
for said City; to provide for the selection of candidates and
the election of officers; to define offenses under this act,
and fix punishment therefor; to provide for the submission
of this Act to the voters of said City and for other purposes;" and whereas, Section 21 of said Act provides that
"This Act shall be submitted to the registered voters of
the City of Savannah at a special election to be called by
the Mayor and Aldermen of said City, and which election
shall be held in the way and manner and be governed by.
the forms that now control regular City elections. It
shall not be held within less than 60 days, nor later than
90 days from the date of the approval of this Act. If a majority of the votes cast .disapprove this Act, it shall not become operative." Now Therefore by virtue of the authority
of said Act.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
a special election be and same is hereby called to be held
in said City on Tuesday, November 12, for the purpose
of submitting said Act to the regMQtfed voters of the City
of Savannah for their approval or disapproval.
Ordinance passed September 4, 1912.
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Cemeteries
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to change the name of the "Evergreen
Cemetery" to that of Bonaventure Cemetery, and for other
purposes.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
the name of the "Evergreen Cemetery" be and is hereby
changed to. that of Bonaventure Cemetery.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed. Ordinance passed January 24, 1912.
Paving
Ordinance read in Council for the first time January
10, 1912, read a second time January 24, 1912, placed upon
its passage, adopted and approved (unanimously).
By the Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Charlton Street
from the east property line of Drayton Street to the west
property line of Abercorn Street, under the terms and
provisions of an act of the legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
Section 1. 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 October 1, 1887. That the Director of Public
Works of 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 Charlton
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Street, in the City of Savannah, from the east property line
of Drayton Street to the west property line of Abercorn
Street, a roadway of asphalt block thirty (30) feet in
width between curbing, and they are authorized and directed to lay the necessary curbing and to do all of the
work in the way of grading, the placing cf catch basins,
drains, and all other things incident to the construction of
said roadway on said portion of Charlton Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total
cost of 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 by the persons owning at the date of
the adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on
the portion of Charlton 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.
t
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That after the improvement herein before 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, 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.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed January 24, 1912.
Drainage
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to approve the plan for the completion
of the house drainage and storm sewerage system of the
City of Savannah, adopted by the Board of Drainage Commissioners for the City of Savannah, and this day submitted by said Board to the Mayor and AMermen of the
said City for its approval, and for other purposes.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
plans and specifications for the completion of the house
drainage and storm sewerage systems of the City of Savannah prepared by the H. S. Jaudon Engineering Company
and adopted by the Board of Drainage Commissioners of
' the City of Savannah, and this day reported by the said
Board to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, fof its approval, be and the same are hereby approved.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That said Board of
Drainage Commissioners is hereby authorized, empowered
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and instructed to advertise for bids for the work necessary
to be done under said plans in such newspapers and magazines as it may deem necessary.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That the said Board of
Drainage Commissioners is hereby authorized and empowered to award the contract for said work to the successful bidder or bidders, the said contract or contracts for
said work to be executed by the Mayor of said City when
recommended by the said Board of Drainage Commissioners.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That no contract or
contracts shall be awarded, indebtedness incurred or expenditures made by the said Board of Drainage Commissioners in excess of the sum that may be realized from
the sale of six hundred thousand dollars, face value, drainage bonds authorized at the election held December 6, 1911.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed December 17, 1912.
Dogs
Ordinance read in Council for the first time August 7,
1912, read a second time October 2, 1912, amended, placed
upon its passage and adopted and approved.
Bv Committee on Public Health: -
An ordinance to provide regulations for the keeping
of dogs within the corporate limits of the City of Savannah, and for other purposes.
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Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That each
owner or possessor and every person who harbors and
keeps any dogs within the corporate limits of the City of
Savannah, shall cause such dog to be registered in the
Office of the City Treasurer, and it shall be the duty of
every such person to place upon the neck of every such
dog a collar made of durable material, with annual license
metallic badge or tag issued by the City Treasurer, securely
fastened thereon, and if at any time any such collar shall
be lost or removed from any such dog, it shall be the duty
of the owner, possessor or person who harbors or keeps
the same to cause a collar with such license badge or tag
attached thereto to be immediately replaced upon such
dogSec. 2. Be it further ordained, That it shall be unlawful for any dog to be on the streets, lanes, highways,
or squares of the City of Savannah, unless it either has a
chain or substantial leather thong attached, which is in
the hand of some responsible person, or else it shall have
a muzzle of some type or style, approved by the Health
Officer over its mouth, and it shall be the duty of any
owner or possessor or any person who harbors or keeps any
dog, to securely confine the same within -the limits of his
premises, and not permit such dog to run upon the streets,
lanes, highways or squares, except in one of the two conditions above named.
Sec. 3. Be it farther ordained, That any dog found
upon the streets, lanes, highways, or squares of the City of
Savannah in any other condition than above named, shall
be subject to be caught and disposed of as hereinafter provided for.
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Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That where dogs are
found upon premises within the City limits without having a collar with a license badge or tag as required by this
ordinance, it shall be the duty of any Sanitary or Water
Inspector or Policeman to notify the Dog Inspector, who
shall verbally notify the person in charge of the premises
to come forward within twenty-four hours and pay said
tax and affix such dog collar and license badge or tag, and
upon failure to comply, or if such person in charge of
said premises shall disclaim any ownership in said dog by
himself or any member of his household when so notified,
it shall be the duty of the Dog Inspector to go upon the
said premises and take charge of the said dog, and to keep
it in some convenient place within the City limits for the
period of forty-eight hours, and if during that time no
person shall pay the said annual license or tax on said
dog then said dog shall be disposed of as provided by this
ordinance.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That any dog captured
or taken in charge under the provision of this ordinance
shall be kept for forty-eight hours, during which time the
owner, possessor or any representative may come forward
and pay the said annual license or tax, and supply the necessary collar required by this ordinance, and upon the payment of a fee of one dollar for each dog impounded such
dog shall be delivered to him.
Sec. 6. Be it further ordained, That if the owner, possessor or some representative shall not come forward and
pay the said annual license or tax and supply the collar
for the dog caught or taken in charge under the provisions
of this ordinance, and pay the fee for impounding within
forty-eight hours the Police Department shall cause such
dog to be put to death in some humane manner.
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Sec. 7. Be it further ordained, That any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction before the Police Court of the City of Savannah, be subject to a fine of not more than ten dollars ($10) and imprisonment for not longer than ten (10) days, either or both
in the discretion of the court.
Sec. 8. Be it further ordained, That this ordinance
shall become effective on Nov. 1, 1912.
Sec. 9. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed October 2, 1912.
Electrical Board
By Committee on Fire:
An ordinance to provide a board of electrical examiners
for the City of Savannah, to prescribe the duties of said
Board, and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
a Board of Electrical Examiners, consisting of the City
Electrical Inspector, the City Electrician and a Journeyman Electrician, who shall be appointed by the Mayor to
serve for two years is hereby created.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That it shall be the
duty of said Board to examine and pass upon the qualifications of all persons, who desire to do electrical wiring,
repairing or construction within the corporate limits of
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the City of Savannah; the examination shall be such as
to satisfy the said Board of the applicant's qualifications
to do electrical work and construction in accordance with
the ordinances of the City of Savannah, and whenever any
applicant shall have passed the required examination the
said Board shall issue to him a certificate authorizing him
to do electrical wiring, repairs and construction within
the limits of said City, subject however, to be recalled or
revoked by said Board should it at any time become satisfied that the holder of a certificate is lacking in his knowledge of electrical work or construction, or refuses or neglects to do said work or construction as provided by the
ordinances of said City .
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all electrical wiring, repairing or construction within the limits of the City
of Savannah shall be done by or under the immediate supervision and direction of a person holding a certificate from
said Board, and k shall be unlawful for any person, excepting the holder of one of said certificates, to do any of
such work, or for any one knowingly to employ another,
who does not hold a certificate from said Board, to do the
same.
Section 4. Be it further ordained, That any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon
conviction before the Police Court of the City of Savannah,
be subject to a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars or
imprisonment not exceeding thirty (30) days, either or
both, in the discretion of the court.
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed April 3, 1912.
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Fire Department
By Committee on Fire:
An ordinance to retire Fireman H. F. Corley with a
pension of half pay:
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
H. F. Corley, a member of the Fire Department of the City
of Savannah, who was injured in the discharge of his duty
as a fireman on August 1, 1912, and who was thereby permanently incapacitated for the performance of his duty as a
.fireman, be and he is hereby retired on a p?n?>9n ^ half
pay, that is half of the salary he is now receiving, to be
payable during his life as are paid the salaries of firemen
in the service of the said City.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance
are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed November 13, 1912.
Land
By Committee of the Whole:
Whereas, The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah is sole owner of the tract of land bounded on the
north by Gwinnett Street, on the east by Magnolia
(formerly Cemetery Street), on the south by Sycamore
Street, and on the west by West Boundary Street, and,
whereas, the map of the City of Savannah has delineated
upon it as running through said tract Gwinnett Street
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Lane, Bolton Street, Bolton Street Lane, and a lane or
alley west of said Magnolia Street, and extending from
Gwinnett to Sycamore Street; and, whereas, through said
tract Bolton Street alone has been opened up and used by
the public, the said lanes and alley through said tract being
now under fence; and, whereas, it is the intention to open
for public use through said tract Gwinnett Street Lane, and
not to open Bolton Street Lane or said lane or alley extending from Gwinnett to Sycamore Street; and, whereas,
under a resolution adopted by the said the Mayor and Aldermen, in Council assembled, June 12, 1912, the City Marshal
was instructed to sell all that portion of said tract of land
bounded on the north by Gwinnett Street, on the east by
Magnolia Street, on the south by Gwinnett Street Lane,
and on the west by West Boundary Street, and in accordance with said resolution -the said portion of said tract was
exposed for sale at public outcry before the court house
door on the first Tuesday in July and sold co Selig Eichholz for the sum of Ten Thousand and One Dollar ($10,-
001), he being the highest and best bidder. Now, therefore,
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
the said lane or alley lying west of Magnolia Street and extending through said tract from Gwinnett to Sycamore
Street and Bolton Street Lane extending through said
tract from Magnolia to West Boundary Street, be and the
same are hereby abolished.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the sale at public
outcry to Selig Eichholz of said portion of said tract of
land, bounded on the north, by Gwinnett Street, on the
east by Magnolia Street, on the south by Gwinnett Street
Lane, and on the west by West Boundary Street, be and the
same is herebv ratified and confirmed.
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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 August 7, 1912.
Land
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to sell to Mary Agnes Bohan a strip of
land in Law Ward in the City of Savannah and for other
purposes:
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah that the Mayor of said City
is hereby authorized to convey to Mary Agnes Bohan the
strip of land lying east of lot number three (3) Law Ward,
facing south on Nichols Street, and lying between said lot
and Burroughs Street, approximately two hundred and
seventy-five (275) square feet, for the sum of five (5) cents
a square foot, and upon payment of said price to execute a
conveyance to her of said strip.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed November 13, 1912.
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Paving
Ordinance on its first reading and by unanimous consent of Council read a second time, placed upon its passage,
adopted and approved.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of the portion of
Wheaton Street from the east curb line of East Broad
Street to a point about fifteen (15) feet west of the gangway of the Savannah Locomotive Works and Supply Company's mill, except the intersection of Randolph Street,
under the terms and provisions of an act of the legislature of
Georgia, approved October 1, 1887, as amended by an act
of the legislature of Georgia approved August 10, 1910.
Section 1. 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 October 1, 1887, as amended by an act of the legislature of Georgia, approved August 10, 1910, 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 Wheaton Street in the City of Savannah from the east
curb Ime of East Broad Street to a point about fifteen (15)
feet west of the gangway of the Savannah Locomotive
Works and Supply Company's mill, except the intersection
of Randolph Street so as to connect with the vitrified brick
pavement now on said Wheaton Street and extending
southwestardly from said point to the western property line
of the Waters Road, a roadway of vitrified brick twentyseven (27) feet in width between curbing, intersecting
streets paved to property line, and they are authorized and
directed to lay the necessary curbing and do all the work
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in the way of grading, the placing of catch basins, drains,
crossings and all other things incident to the construction
of said roadway on said portion of Wheaton Street.
Sec. 2. Be it ordained, That any railroad company
having tracks tanning through said portion of Wheaton
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 the tracks of said railroad company, with vitrified brick, 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.
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 by the persons owning, at the date of
the adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on
the said portion of Wheaton 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 on said portion of Wheaton
Street to be improved, and the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Savannah, shall be, for all 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 heretofore
provided.
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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 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
the presentation or sending of the same, it shall then become the duty of the City Treasurer to issue execution for
the amounts, 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 December 26, 1912.
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Ordinance on its first reading and by unanimous consent of Council read a second time, placed upon its passage,
adopted and approved.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Bolton Street
from the east property line of Drayton Street to the west
property line of Abercorn Street, under the terms and provisions of an act of the legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887,
Sec. 1. 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 October 1, 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 Bolton
Street, in the City of Savannah, from the east property line
of Drayton Street to the west property line of Abercorn
Street, a roadway of asphalt blocks thirty (30) feet in width
between 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, crossings and
all other things incident to the construction of said roadway on said portion of Bolton Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total cost
of 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 by the persons owning, at the date of the
adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on the
said portion of Bolton Street to be improved under this
ordinance, according to frontage and the pro rata amount of
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the cost of such work is hereby assessed against the said
abutting real estate and its owners, as aforesaid, according
to frontage.
Sec. 3. 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 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, and giving the sum chargeable to each parcel
with the name of the owner.
Upon the consideration and adoption of said statement
and assesment 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 execution
for the amounts, 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 repealed.
Ordinance passed December 26, 1912.
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Paving
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Whitaker Street
from the south property line of Park Avenue to the north
property line of Fortieth Street under the terms and provisions of an act of the legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
Sec. 1. 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 October 1, 1887, That the Director of Public Works
of 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 Whitaker Street in the
City of Savannah from the south property line of Park
Avenue to the north property line of Fortieth Street a roadway of asphalt block, said roadway from the south property
line of Park Avenue to the north property line of Anderson
Street to be twenty-seven (27) feet wide, and from the north
property line of Anderson Street to the north property line
of Fortieth Street to be 30 feet wide, and they are also authorized and directed to enclose the said roadway with
stone curbing and 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 Whitaker Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total
cost of the said work, exclusive of that done by or for a
street railroad company, shall have been ascertained, onethird of such total cost shall be paid out of the City Treasury, and the other two-thirds from the persons owning at the
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date of the adoption of this ordinance the real estate abutting on said portion of Whitaker Street to be improved
under th's 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 by real estate abutting upon said
portion of Whitaker 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 one-th:rd of the entire
cost as hereinbefore provided.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That a street railroad
company having tracks running through said portion of
Whitaker 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 railroad company with asphalt block as the 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 said railroad company.
Sec." 4. Be it further ordained, That after the improvement hereinbefore provided for has been completed -the said
Director and the said Comm'ittee shall prepare and submit to the Council of the City of Savannah a statement
showing the cost of the improvement therein 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 parcels, including the street and lane intersections
and giving the sum chargeable to each parcel with the name
of the owner.
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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 wSthin thirty days after the
presentation or sending of the same it shall then become
the duty of the City Treasurer to issue execution of 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 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 December 11, 1912.
Paving
By the Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance for the improvement of Hull Street from
the east property line of Drayton Street to the west property
line of Abercorn Street under the terms and provisions of
an act of the legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. 1, 1887.
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Section 1. 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. 1, 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 'in the City
of Savannah from the east property line of Drayton Street
to the west property line of Abercorn Street, a roadway of
asphalt blocks twenty-one (21) feet in width between curbing, intersecting streets paved to property line, 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 of said roadway on said portion of Hull
Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total cost
of 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 by the persons owning, at the date of the
adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on the
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 shall be assessed as
real estate abutting on said portion of Hull Street to be improved, and the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah shall be, for all 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 onethird of the entire cost as hereinbefore provided.
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Sec. 3. 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 due as stated to be appropriated, how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels including the
street intersection, 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 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.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict With this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed November 13, 1912.
Paving
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance to establish the official statement and
assessment roll touching the improvement of Bay Street
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(extended) from the west property Kne of Randolph Street
and extending to the west property line of Commerce Street,
made under an ordinance of the City of Savannah, adopted
April 17, 1912:
Section 1. 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
Coundl by the Director of Public Works for the City of Savannah and the Committee on Streets and Lanes, under an
ordinance of the City of Savannah passed April 17, 1912,
and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Bay
Street (extended) from the west property line of Randolph
Street to the west property line of Commerce Street, under
the terms and provisions of an act of the legislature of
Georgia, approved October 1, 1887, as amended by an act
of the legislature of Georgia, approved August 10, 1910," 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 Bay
Street (extended), in the City of Savannah, Ga., beginning
at the west property line of Randolph Street and extending*
to the west property line of Commerce Street, as under an
ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed April 17, 1912,
with an assessment roll showing as to two-th'irds 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
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send to the property owners including the railroad companies, 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 October 16, 1912.
Paving
Ordinance read in Council for the first time Sept. 4,
1912, and by unanimous consent of Council read a second
time, placed upon its passage and unanimously adopted and
approved. 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 Barnard Street
in the City of Savannah, Georgia, beginning at the south
property line of Jones Street and extending to the north
property line of Gaston Street, made under an ordinance
of the City of Savannah, adopted June 26, 1912.
Section 1. 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
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Council by the Director of Public Works for the City of.
Savannah the Committee on Streets and Lanes under an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed June 26, 1912, and
entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Barnard
"Street from the south property line of Jones Street to the
north property line of Gaston Street, under the terms and
provisions of an act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887," to 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 Barnard Street in the City of Savannah, Georgia, beginning at the south property line of
Jones Street and extending to the north property line of
Gaston Street, as under an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed July 26, 1912, 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.
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Sec. 3. Be it further orda'ined, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed September 4, 1912.
Paving
By Committee on Streets:
An ordinance to establish the official statement and
assessment roll touching the improvement of Perry Street
from the east property line of West Broad Street and extending to the west property line of Elbert Square, made
under an ordinance of the City of Savannah adopted April
3, 1912.
Section 1. 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 by the
Director of Public Works for the City of Savannah, and the
Committee on Streets and Lanes, under an ordinance of the
City of Savannah, passed April 3, 1912, and entitled; "An
ordinance for the improvement of Perry Street from the
east property line of West Broad Street to the west property
line of Elbert Square, under the terms and provisions of an
Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved October 1, 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 Perry Street, in the City of Savannah, Georgia, beginning
at the east property line of Elbert Square. As under an
ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed April 3, 1912, with
an asesssment roll showing as to two-thirds of this cost,
how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels,
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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 the 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 September 4, 1912.
Paving
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 Forty-seventh Street to the
south property line of Fifty-second Street, made under an
ordinance of the City of Savannah, adopted April 3, 1912.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
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statement and assessment roll prepared and submitted by
the Director of Public Works for the City of Savannah, and
the Committee on Streets and Lanes, under an ordinance of
the City of Savannah, adopted April 3, 1952, and entitled
"An ordinance for the improvement of Abercorn Street,
from the south property line of Forty-seventh Street to the
south property line of Fifty-second Street, under the terms
and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. 1, 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, Georgia, beginning at the south property line of
Forty-seventh Street and extending to the south property
line of Fifty-second Street.
As under an ordinance of the Citv of Savannah, passed
April 3, 1912, with an assessment roll showing as to twothirds 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 for the City of Savannah is hereby directed to mark
the said statements and assessment roll filed as of this date
and to enter same on the minutes of the 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 sa'id 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 July 10, 1912.
Paving
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 Estill Avenue to the
south property line of Forty-seventh Street, made under
an ordinance of the City of Savannah, adopted April 3, 1912.
Section 1. 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 by
the Director of Public Works of the City of Savannah and
the 'Committee on Streets and Lanes under an ordinance
of the City of Savannah, adopted April 3, 1912, and entitled
"An ordinance for the improvement of Abercorn Street
from the south property line of Estill Avenue to the south
property line of Forty-seventh Street, under the terms and
provisions of an act of the legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 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 entiteld "Statement showing the
cost of improvements to Abercorn Street rm the City of
Savannah, Georgia, beginning at the south property line
of Estill Avenue and extending to the south property line
of Forty-seventh Street.
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As under an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed
April 3, 1912, with an assessment roll showing 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 for
the City of Savannah is hereby directed to mark the said
statement and assessment roll filed as of this date and to
enter same on the minutes of the 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 said ordinance. Should the said bills be
not pa'id, 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 July 10, 1912.
Paving
f
Ordinance on its first reading and by unanimous consent of Council read a second time, placed upon its passage
and unanimously adopted and approved. Before the
passage of this ordinance Council heard evidence touching
the correctness of the statement and assessment roll and
duly verified same.
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By the Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll touching the improvement of Congress Street,
beginning at the east property line of Drayton Street and
extending to the west property line of Abercorn Street,
made under an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed
January 10, 1912.-
Section 1. 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, and the Committee on Streets and Lanes, under
an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed Jan. 10, 1912,
and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Congress
Street from the east property line of Drayton Street to the
west property line of Abercorn Street, under the terms and
provisions of an act of the legislature of Georgia, approved October 1, 1887," be and it is hereby declared to be the
official statement and assessment roll of the said improvements under the said ordinance, the said statement and assessment roll being that entitled "Statement showing the
cost of improvements to Congress Street in the City of
Savannah, Ga., beginning at the east p.roperty line of Drayton Street and extending to the west property line of
Abercorn Street.
As under an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed
Jan. 10, 1912, with an assessment roll showing as to twothirds 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 for 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 said ordinance.
Should the said bill be not paid, then it shall be the duty of
the Treasurer to issue executions as provided for by 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 June 26, 1912.
Paving
By the Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll touching the improvement of Charlton Street,
from the east property line of Drayton Street to the west
property fine of Aberoorn Street, made under an ordinance
of the City of Savannah, passed Jan. 24, 1912.
Section 1. 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, and the Committee on Streets and Lanes, under
an ordinance of the City of Savannah passed Jan. 24, 1912,
and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Charlton
Street from the east property line of Drayton Street to the
west property line of Abercorn Street, under the terms
and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia,
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approved Oct. 1, 1887," be and it is hereby declared to be
the official statement and assessment roll of the said improvements under said ordinance, the said statement and
assessment roll being entitled "Statement showing the cost
of improvements to Charlton Street in the City of Savannah, Georgia, beginning at the east property line of Drayton
Street and extending to the west property line of Abercorn
Street.
"As under an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed
January 24, 1912, with an assessment roll showing as to twothirds 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 for the City of Savannah is hereby directed to
mark the said statement and assessment roll filed as 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 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 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 June 26, 1912.
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Paving
By the Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance for the improvement of Barnard Street
from the south property line of Oglethorpe Avenue to the
north property line of Liberty Street, under the terms and
provisions of an act of the legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
Section 1. 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 October 1, 1887, that the Director of Public
Works for the City of Savannah and the Committee on
Streetts and Lanes of said City be and they are hereby authorized and directed to build and construct on Barnard
Street, from the south property line of Oglethorpe Avenue
to the north property line of Liberty Street, a roadway of
asphalt blocks; the intersecting streets and lanes around
Orleans Square to be paved to the property line; the said
roadway to be forty-five (45) feet in width between the
curbing, except around Orleans Square,. where said roadway is to be of the following width: On the east and west
side of Orleans Square thirty (30) feet wide; Hull Street
roadway at Orleans Square to be thirty-one and seventenths (31.7) feet wide and Perry Street roadway at Orleans
Square to be thirty (30) feet wide; and they are authorized
and directed to lay the necessary curbing to all the work in
the way of grading, the placing of catch basins, drains,
crossings, resetting curbs, and all other things incident to
the construction and completion of said roadway on said
Portion of Barnard Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a street railroad
company having tracks running through said portion of
Barnard Street to be improved under this ordinance, is
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hereby required to pave the width of its tracks and two (2)
feet on each side of every line of the track 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.
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 by the person owning, at the date of the
adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on said
portion of Barnard 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 hereby
assessed as real estate abutting on said portion of Barnard
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 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 improvements hereinbefore provided for have been completed, the
said Director and Committee shall prepare and submit to
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
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apportioned^ how it is apportioned among the several abutting parcels including the street and lane intersections and
giving the sum to each parcel chargeable, 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
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 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 within (30) days after the presentation or sending of 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 June 26, 1912.
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Paving
By the Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance for the improvement of Barnard Street
from the south property line of Liberty Street to the north
property line of Jones Street, under the terms and provisions of an act of the legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
Section 1. 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 October 1, 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 Barnard
Street from the south property line of Liberty Street to the
north property line of Jones Street a roadway of asphalt
blocks, the intersecting streets and lanes and around Pulaski Square to be paved to the property line, the said roadway to be forty-five (45) feet in width between the curbing, except around Pulaski Square, where said roadway
is to be of the following width, on the east and west side of
Pulaski Square thirty (30) feet wide, Harris and Charlton
Street roadways at Pulaski Square to be thirty (30) feet
wide, 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, resetting curbs
and all other things incident to the construction and completion of said roadway on said portion of Barnard Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a street railroad
company having tracks running through said portion of
Barnard Street to be improved under this ordinance, is
hereby required to pave the width of its tracks and two
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(2) feet on each side of every line of the track 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.
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 by the persons owning, at the date of
the adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on
said portion of Barnard 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 on said portion of Barnard
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 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 improvements hereinbefore provided for have been completed the
said Director and the Committee shall prepare and submit
to 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
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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 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 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 sending or presentation of 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 June 26, 1912.
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Paving
By the Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance for the improvement of Barnard Street
from the south property line of Jones Street to the north
property line of Gaston Street, under the terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
Section 1. 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 October 1, 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 Barnard
Street from the south property line of Jones Street to the
north property line of Gaston Street, a roadway of asphalt
blocks; the intersecting streets and lanes and around Chatham Square to be paved to the property line; the said road-
,way to be forty-five (45) feet in width between the curbing,
except around Chatham Square, where said roadway is to
be of the following width: On the east and west side of
Chatham Square thirty (30) feet wide; Taylor and Gordon
Streets roadways at Chatham Square to be thirty (30) feet
wide; 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, resetting
curbs, and all other things incident to the construction and
completion of said roadway on said portion of Barnard
Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a street railroad
company having tracks running through said portion of
Barnard Street to be improved under this ordinance is
hereby required to pave the width of its tracks and two (2)
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feet on each side of every line of the track 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.
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 by the persons owning, at the date of the
adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on said
portion of Barnard 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 on said portion of Barnard 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 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 improvements hereinbefore provided for have been completed, the
said Director and the Committee shall prepare and submit to
Council of the City of Savannah a statement showing the
cost of the improvements 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.
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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 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 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 sending or presentation 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 June 26, 1912.
Paving
By the Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance for the improvement of Barnard Street
from the south property line of State Street to the north
property line of Oglethorpe Avenue, unde^ the terms and
provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
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Section 1. 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 October 1, 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 or construct on Barnard
Street, in the City of Savannah from the south property line
of State Street, to the north property line of Oglethorpe
Avenue, a roadway of asphalt block; the intersecting streets
and lanes and around Telfair Place are to be
paved to property line; the said roadway to be forty-five
(45) feet in width between the curbing, except around Telfair Place, where said roadway is to be on the east and
west side of said Place thirty (30) feet wide, York Street
roadway at Telfair Place is to be twenty-nine (29) feet
wide; 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, resetting
curbs, and all other things incident to the construction and
completion of said roadway on said portion of Barnard
Street,
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained. That a street railroad
company having tracks running through said portion of
Barnard Street to be improved under this ordinance, is herebe required to pave the width of its tracks and two (2) feet
on each side of every line of the track 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.
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
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the other two-thirds by the persons owning, at the date of
the adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on
said portion of Barnard 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 hereby
assessed as real estate abutting on said portion of Barnard
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 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 improvements hereinbefore provided for have been completed the
said Director and the Committee shall prepare and submit
to 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 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 same, it shall then become the duty
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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 within
thirty (30) days after the presentation or sending of 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 June 26, 1912.
Paving
By the Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance to establish the official statement and
assessment roll touching the improvement of Bay Street
Lane beginning at the west property line of Jefferson Street
and extending to the east property line of Montgomery
Street, made under an ordinance of the City of Savannah,
passed April 3, 1912.
Section 1. 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, and the Committee on Streets and Lanes under
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an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed April 3, 1912,
and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of Bay
.Street Lane from the west property line of Jefferson Street
to the east property line of Montgomery Street, under the
terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved October 1, 1887," be and it is hereby declared
to be the official statement and assessment roll of the said
improvements under the said ordinance, the said statement
and assessment roll being that entitled: "Statement showing
the cost of improvements to Bay Street Lane in the City of
Savannah, Georgia, beginning at the west property line of
Jefferson Street and extending to the east property line of
Montgomery Street," and the Clerk of Council nf the City of
Savannah is hereby directed to mark the said statement
and assessment roll filed as of this date, and to enter the
fame 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 29, 1912.
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Paving
By the Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance to establish the official statement and assessment roll touching the improvement of Liberty Street
Lane, beginning at the west property line of Bull Street and
extending to the east property line of Whitaker Street, made
under an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed January 24, 1912.
Section 1. 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, and the Committee on Streets and Lanes, under
an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed January 24,
1912, and entitled "An ordinance for the improvement of
Liberty Street Lane from the west property line of Bull
Street to the east property line of Whitaker Street, under
the terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of
Georgia, approved October 1, 1887," be, and it is hereby
declared to be the official statement and assessment roll of
the -said improvements under the said ordinance, the said
statement and assesment roll being that entitled "Statement
showing the cost of improvements to Liberty Street Lane,
in the City of Savannah, Georgia, beginning at the west property line of Bull Street and extending to the east property
line of Whitaker Street, 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
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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 29, 1912.
Paving
Ordinance read in Council for the first time April 17,
1912, and, by unanimous consent of Council, read a second
time, placed upon its passage and unanimously adopted and
approved.
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance to authorize the Mayor of the City of
Savannah, at his discretion, to enter into a contract with
the abutting property owners on that portion of Bay Street
(extended), between Randolph and Commerce Streets, for
the pavement of the ten-foot space on either side of the
roadway of Bay Street, and for other purposes.
Whereas, An ordinance entitled "An ordinance for the
improvement of Bay Street (extended) from the west property line of Randolph Street to the west property line of
Commerce Street, under the terms and provisions of an
Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved Oct. 1, 1887, as
amended by an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved
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Aug. 10, 1910," adopted and approved April 17, 1912, provides for the construction on said portion of Bay Street (extended) of a roadway of asphalt block thirty (30) feet wide,
thus leaving a space for a ten (10) foot sidewalk on either
side of said roadway, and
Whereas, the abutting property owners are desirous
that the said pavement and the roadway of said street should
extend from property line to property line. Now, therefore,
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, that the
Mayor is hereby authorized and empowered, in his discretion, to enter into a contract with the owners of the
property abutting on said portion of Bay Street for the
pavement with asphalt block of the space originally intended for a ten foot sidewalk on either side of said roadway,
it being the intention of this ordinance that the said abutting
property owners shall defray the entire cost of paving the
said space ten (10) feet wide on either side of said roadway,
in addition to the two-thirds of the total cost of the pavement of said roadway as provided by said ordinance above
mentioned.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed April 3, 1912.
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Paving
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Bay Street (extended) from the west property line of Randolph Street to
the west property line of Commerce Street, under the terms
and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved October 1, 1887, as amended by an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved August 10, 1910.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Adermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, under the
terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia,
approved October 1, 1887, as amended by an Act of the
Legislature of Georgia, approved August 10, 1910, That
the Director of Public Works of 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 (extended), in the City of Savannah,
from the west property line of Randolph Street to the west
property line of Commerce Street, a roadway of asphalt
blocks thirty (30) feet wide, thus leaving a space for a ten
(10) foot sidewalk on either side of said roadway and they
are authorized and directed 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 Bay Street.
\
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a railroad company
having tracks running through said portion or any part of
said portion of Bay Street (extended) to be improved under
this 'ordinance, is required to pave the width of its tracks
and two (2) feet on each side of their line of the track of
said railroad company, with asphalt blocks, as the work
progresses, and in the event this is not done by said com-
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Aug. 10, 1910," adopted and approved April 17, 1912, provides for the construction on said portion of Bay Street (extended) of a roadway of asphalt block thirty (30) feet wide,
thus leaving a space for a ten (10) foot sidewalk on either
side of said roadway, and
Whereas, the abutting property owners are desirous
that the said pavement and the roadway of said street should
extend from property line to property line. Now, therefore,
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, that the
Mayor is hereby authorized and empowered, in his discretion, to enter into a contract with the owners of the
property abutting on said portion of Bay Street for the
pavement with asphalt block of the space originally intended for a ten foot sidewalk on either side of said roadway,
it being the intention of this ordinance that the said abutting
property owners shall defray the entire cost of paving the
said space ten (10) feet wide on either side of said roadway,
in addition to the two-thirds of the total cost of the pavement of said roadway as provided by said ordinance above
mentioned.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed April 3, 1912.
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Paving
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Bay Street (extended) from the west property line of Randolph Street to
the west property line of Commerce Street, under the terms
and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved October 1, 1887, as amended by an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved August 10, 1910.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Adermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, under the
terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia,
approved October 1, 1887, as amended by an Act of the
Legislature of Georgia, approved August 10, 1910, That
the Director of Public Works of 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 (extended), in the City of Savannah,
from the west property line of Randolph Street to the west
property line of Commerce Street, a roadway of asphalt
blocks thirty (30) feet wide, thus leaving a space for a ten
(10) foot sidewalk on either side of said roadway and they
are authorized and directed 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 Bay Street.
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Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a railroad company
having tracks running through said portion or any part of
said portion of Bay Street (extended) to be improved under
this "ordinance, is required to pave the width of its tracks
and two (2) feet on each side of their line of the track of
said railroad company, with asphalt blocks, as the work
progresses, and in the event this is not done by said com-
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pany, the said Director of Public Works and the said Committee shall see to its being done at the expense of 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 by the persons owning, at the date of the adoption
of this ordinance, thejjeal estate abutting on said portjpn
of Bay Street (extended) 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 on said portion of Bay Street (extended) 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 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 improvements hereinbefore provided for have been completed, the
said Director and Committee shall prepare and submit to
Council of the City of Savannah a statement showing the
cost of improvement herein provided for and also an assessment roll showing as to two-thirds of the cost to be apportioned, how it is to be 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.
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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 asscertained 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 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 within 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 17, 1912.
Paving
By Committee, of the Whole:
An ordinance for the improvement of Abercorn Street
from the south property line of Forty-seventh Street to the
south property line of Fifty-second Street, under the terms
and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved October 1, 1887.
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Section 1. 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 October 1, 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 from the south property line of Forty-seventh Street
to the south property line of Fifty-second Street, two (2)
roadways of asphalt blocks twenty-five (25) feet in width
each between the curbing, with a grass plat twenty-five
feet in width between the said two (2) roadways, 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 roadways on
said portion of Abercorn Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That 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 (2)
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.
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 by the persons owning, at the date of
the adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on
said portion of Abercorn Street to be improved under this
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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 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 as 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 ito 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 assesment 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 execution for
the amount, together with costs, against the persons and
property aforesaid, which execution shall be made and levied
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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
executions 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 3, 1912.
Paving
Before the passage of the 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 Bay Street to the
north property line of Oglethorpe Avenue, and from the
north property line of Harris Street to <tbf north property
line of Gaston Street, made under an ordinance of the City
of Savannah, adopted June 29, 1910.
Section 1. 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
by the Director of Public Works for the City of Savannah
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and Committee on Streets and Lanes, under an ordinance of
the City of Savannah, passed June 29, 1910, and entitled, "An
ordinance for the improvement of Abercorn Street from the
south property line of Bay Street to the north property line
of Oglethorpe Avenue and from the north property line
of Harris Street to the north property line of Gaston Street,
under the terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature
of Georgia, approved October 1, 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 Bay Street and extending to the north property line
of Oglethorpe Avenue, and at the south property line of
Harris Street and extending to the north property line of
Gaston Street.
As under an ordinance of the City of Savannah, passed
June 29, 1910, with 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 names of the owners." And the Clerk of
Council for 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 the 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 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 April 3, 1912.
Paving
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance for the improvement of Abercorn Street,
from the south property line of Estill Avenue ito the south
property line of Forty-seventh Street, under the terms and
provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved October 1, 1887.
Section 1. 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
anproved October 1,1887, that the Director of Public Works
of 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, from the south property line of Estill
Avenue to the south property line of Forty-seventh Street,
two roadways of asphalt block, twenty-five (25) feet in
width each between the curbing, with a grass plat twentyfive (25) feet in width between the said two roadways and
they are authorized and directed to do all the work in the
way of grading, the placing of drains, crossings, and all
things incident to the construction and completion of said
roadways on said portion of Abercorn Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a street railroad
company having tracts through said portion of Abercorn
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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 the tracks of sai'd street railroad
company, with asphalt blocks as the work progresses, and
in the event that 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 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 frontage.
The 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 costs 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 sub-
'mit to the Council of the City of Savannah a statement
showing the cost of the improvement herein provided for
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and also an assessment roll, showing as to two-thirds of the
costs to be apportioned, how it is apportioned among the
several abutting parcels, including the street and lane inter- ^
sections, 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 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 within thirty (30) days after the presentation or
sending of the same, it shall be the duty of the City Treasurer to issue executions against the 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 3, 1912.
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Paving
By the Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Perry Street from
the east property line of West Broad Street to the west
property line of Elbert Square, under the terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
Section 1. 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 October 1, 1887, that Ithe 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 Perry Street, in the City of Savannah, from the west property
line of West Broad Street to the west property line of
Elbert Square, a roadway of asphalt blocks twenty-four
(24) feet in width, between curbing, and they are authorized
and directed ito lay the necessary curbing and to do all of the
work in the way of grading, the placing of catch basins,
drains, crossings, and all other things inci'dent to the completion of said roadway on said portion of Perry Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total cost
of said work shall have been ascertained one-third of such
total cost shall be had out of the City Treasury and the
other two-thirds by the persons owning at the date of the
adoption of this ordinance the real estate abutting on said
portion of Perry Street to be improved under this ordinance, according to frontage, and the pro rata amount
according to such work is hereby assessed against the said
abutting real estate and its owners as aforesaid, according
to frontage.
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Sec. 3. 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 so as to two-thirds of the
cost to be apportioned, 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 ithe 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 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.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed April 3, 1912.
Paving
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Bay Street Lane
from the west property line of Jefferson Street to the east
property line of Montgomery Street, under the terms and
provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved October 1, 1887.
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Section 1. 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 October 1, 1887, That the Director of Public
Works of 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 in Bay Street
Lane, in the City of Savannah, from the west property line
of Jefferson Street to the east property line of Montgomery
Street, a roadway of granite block, twenty-two and fivetenths (22.5) feet in width between property lines, and they
are authorized and directed to do all the work in the way
of grading, the placing of catch basins, drains, and all other
things incident to the construction of said roadway on said
portion of Bay Street Lane.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total
cost of 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 by the persons owning, at the date of
the adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on
the said portion of Bay Street Lane 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.
Sec. 3. 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
total cost to be apportioned, how it is apportioned among
the several abutting parcels, and giving the sum charge-
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able 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 be 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 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.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed April 3, 1912.
Paving
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Bay Street Lane,
from the west property line of Whitaker Street to the east
property line of Barnard Street, under the terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, m Council assembled, under
the terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of
Georgia, approved October 1, 1887, That the Director of
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Public Works of 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 in Bay Street
Lane in the City of Savannah, from the east property line
of Whitaker Street to the east property line of Barnard
Street, a roadway of vitrified brick, twenty-two and fivetenths (22.5) feet in width between property lines, and
they are authorized and directed to do all the work in the
way of grading, the placing of catch basins, drains and all
other things incident to the construction of said roadway
on said portion of Bay Street Lane.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total cost
of 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 by the persons owning, at the date of the
adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on the
said portion of Bay Street Lane to be improved under the
ordinance, according to frontage, and the pro rata amount
of the cost of the work is hereby assessed against the said
abutting real estate and its owners, as aforesaid, according to frontage.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That after the improvement herein 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 improvements 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, 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 be the duty of the City Treasurer to send to the
abutting property owners their proper bill for the same,
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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 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.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed February 21, 1912.
Paving
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Duffy Street from
the west property line of Barnard Street to the east property line of Jefferson Street, under the terms and provisions
of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved October
1, 1887.
Section 1. 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 October 1, 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 Duffy
Street, in the City of Savannah, Ga., from the west property
line of Barnard Street to the east property line of Jefferson
Street, a roadway of asphalt block thirty-four (34) feet in
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width between the curbing, and they are authorized and
directed to lay the necessary curbing and to do all the
work hi the way of grading and all other ithings incident
to the construction and completion of said roadway on said
portion of Duffy Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That a street railway
company having tracks running through said portion of
Duffy 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 track of said street railroad
company with asphalt block, 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
it being done at the expense of 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 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 Duffy Street to be improved under this ordinance, according to frontage, and the
pro rata amount of the cost of suc'h work is hereby assessed against the said abutting real estate and owners,
as aforesaid, according to frontage.
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, and giving the sum chargeable to
each parcel, with the name of the owner.
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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 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 tor 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 February 21, 1912.
Paving
By the Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Congress Street,
from the east property line of Drayton Street to the west
property line of Abercorn Street, under the terms and pro
visions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
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Section 1. 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 October 1, 1887, That the Director of
Public Works of 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 Congress
Street, in the City of Savannah, from the east property line
of Drayton Street to the west property line of Abercorn
Street, a roadway of asphalt block twenty-one (21) feet in
width between curbing, and they are authorized and directed to lay the necessary curbing and to do all of the
work in the way of grading, the placing of catch basins,
drains and all other things incident to the construction of
said roadway on said portion of Congress Street.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total
cost of 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 by the persons owning at the date of
the adoption of this ordinance, the real estate abutting on
the said portion of Congress 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.
Sec. 3. 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, and giving the sum chargeable
to each parcel with the name of the owner.
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Upon the consideration and adoption of said statement
and assessment roll by the Council of the City of Savannah,
it shall then be 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 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.
Sec. 4. Be it further ondained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed January 10, 1912.
Paving
By the Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance for the improvement of Liberty Street
Lane, from the west property line of Bull Street to the east
property line of Whitaker Street, under the terms and provisions of an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved
October 1, 1887.
Section 1. 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 October 1, 1887, That the Director of
Public Works of 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 in Liberty
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Street Lane, in the City of Savannah, from the west property
line of Bull Street to the east prdperty line of Whitaker
Street, a roadway of vitrified brick, twenty-two and onehalf (22.5) feet m width between property lines, and they
are authorized and directed to do all of the work in the
way of grading, the placing of catch basins, drains and
all other things incident to the construction of said roadway on said portion of Liberty Street Lane.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That after the total cost
of 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 by the persons owning at the date of the
adoption of this ordinance the real estate abutting on the
said portion of Liberty Street Lane 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.
Sec. 3. 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, 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 be 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,
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and if such bill so sent be not paid within thirty (30) days
after ithe 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.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances
and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are
hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed January 24, 1912.
Rules of Council
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to amend Rule 8 of the rules of council,
adopted June 16, 1909.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah in Council assembled, That
Rule 8 of the Council of the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Savannah, adopted June 16, 1909, be and the same
is hereby amended by adding to the first sentence of said
rule after the word chair the words, "Provided, that when
any such Wednesday shall fall on a legal holiday the meeting of Council shall not be held "on such Wednesday, but
on -the next day (Thursday)," so that such rule, when
amended, shall read as follows, to wit:
Rule 8.
The Council shall meet at their chamber on Wednesday, in every alternate week, at 8 o'clock, p. m., except during the months of June, July, and August, when Council
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shall meet at 4 o'clock p. m., and having met, no member
shall absent himself without leave from the chair, provided, that when any such Wednesday shall fall on a legal
holiday the meeting of Council shall not be held on such
Wednesday, but on the next day( Thursday). If any member shall absent himself from the city without leave for
more than three months at a time, or being in the city,
shall be absent from three consecutive regular meetings,
without sufficient excuse, his seat shall be declared vacant,
and his place supplied by election in the manner prescribed
by law.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed December 11, 1912.
Stoops in Meldrim Ward
By Committee on Streets and Lanes:
An ordinance to permit the erection of stoops on Lots
Nos. _ Meldrim Ward, in the City of Savannah.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled for
the special reasons contained in the original petition of
P. W. Meldrim, permission is hereby granted to erect
stoops, encroaching on the lines of Thirty-third and Thirtyfourth Streets, on above named lots, in Meldrim Ward, in
the City of Savannah, with the condition that in the event
of the destruction or removal for any reason, this permission shall not be construed as authorizing their re-erection.
Sec. 2. That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in
conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed October 2, 1912.
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Savannah Electric Company
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to grant the Savannah Electric Company
a franchise to lay its tracks on West Broad Street, from
Anderson Street to Forty-third Street; to remove its tracks
on Anderson Street from West Broad Street to Montgomery Street, and on Montgomery Street from Anderson
Street to Forty-second Street, and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
Savannah Electric Company is hereby granted a franchise
to extend a single track south on West Broad Street from
its present tracks at Anderson Street to Forty-third Street,
to place turnouts in parkways and to lay a second or double
track whenever the said company decides to do so; the said
company agreeing to install at least a single track on West
Broad Street to Forty-third Street by Jan. 1, 1913, and by
that time to remove its present tracks from Anderson Street
between West Broad and Montgomery Street and from
Montgomery Street, between Anderson and Forty-second
Streets, and to pay the Mayor and Aldermen of the City
of Savannah the sum of Three Thousand Dollars for the
exchanging of the Montgomery Street franchise for the
above stated West Broad Street franchise. It is understood
that the said Savannah Electric Company is to place at
this time double track crossings at all paved street intersections on West Broad Street, but which must not be
used as switching points.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained. That the said Savannah
Electric Company is hereby granted a franchise to connect
its track on West Broad to the Best Street track in order
that the garbage train may be moved to the County Farm.
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Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That the said Savannah
Electric Company shall take up the paving at all intersections, and that said paving will be relaid by the City of
Savannah. The location of all tracks, switches and turnouts to be approved by the committee on streets and lanes
of said City .
Sec. 4. 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 July 10, 1912.
Sunday
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to repeal an ordinance entitled, "An ordinance to prevent the opening of any grocery, green grocery,
or fruit store wherein groceries are sold after 10 a. m. on
Sunday," passed January 29, 1908.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
the ordinance, entitled "An ordinance to prevent the opening of any grocery, green grocery, or fruit store wherein
groceries are sold after 10 a. m. on Sunday," passed January 29, 1908, be and the same is hereby repealed.
Passed March 20, 1912.
Taxes
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to tax persons, firms, and corporations, or
the agents, representatives or servants of any person, firm
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or corporation doing the business of an abstractor or auditor of life insurance contracts and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That any
person, firm, or corporation, or the agent, representative
or servant of any person, firm or corporation conducting
or carrying on in the City of Savannah the business of an
abstractor or auditor of life insurance contracts, shall pay
to the City of Savannah, as a business tax, two hundred
dollars ($200.00) per year in advance, and upon failure to
pay, it shall be the duty of the City Treasurer to issue an
execution at once for the collection of the said tax.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That any person, firm,
or corporation, or the agent, representative or servant of
any person, firm or corporation failing to pay the 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 dollars ($100.00) and imprisonment not
to exceed thirty (30) days, either or both, in the discretion
of the court.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances or
parts or ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed February 15, 1912.
Theaters, Moving Pictures
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to amend an ordinance entitled "An ordinance to regulate the issuing of licenses for the operation
of theaters, moving picture houses and other places of
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amusement in the City of Savannah, to provide a penalty for
violation of the provisions thereof, and for other purposes,"
adopted and approved Nov. 1, 1911, by adding to Section 1
of said ordinance a proviso limiting its operation to theaters,
moving picture houses and other places of amusement hereafter opened or established and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That
the ordinance adopted and approved Nov. 1, 1911, entitled
"An ordinance to regulate the issuing of licenses for the
operation of theaters, moving picture houses and other
places of amusement in the City of Savannah, to provide a
penalty for the violation of the provisions thereof, and for
other purposes," be and the same is hereby amended by
adding to Section 1 of said ofldinance the following words,
to-wit: "Provided that the provisions of this ordinance
shall only apply to theaters, moving picture houses and
other places of amusement hereinafter opened and established ; and, provided further, that when a petition has once
been filed and the license issued, as provided by this ordinance, it shall not thereafter be necessary for another application to be filed in order to secure a new license," so that
said Section 1 shall read:
Section 1. 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, that licenses
for the operation of theaters, moving picture houses or
other places of amusement in the City of Savannah, shall
only be granted upon petition to council, stating the location of said theater, moving picture house or other place
of amusement, the name of the proprietor or manager thereof, and generally the character of entertainment to be given
therein, provided that the provisions of this ordinance shall
only apply to theaters, moving picture houses and other
places of amusement hereafter opened or established; and,
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provided further, that when a petition has once been filed
and a license issued as provided by this ordinance, it shall
not thereafter be necessary for another application to be
filed in order to secure a new license."
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ondinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed February 21, 1912.
Tax Ordinances (Amended)
By Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to amend the tax ordinance for year 1912
with reference to bacteriological laboratory.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the appropriation of $7,625.00 for the bacteriological laboratory
be, and the same is hereby increased to $7,960.00.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance be and the
same is hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed August 7, 1912.
Resolutions
Commission Government
By Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, that the Mayor in accordance with the
recommendation contained in his fifth annual report, be and
he is hereby authorized to appoint a non-partisan committee of citizens, no officer or employee of the city to be
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eligible, whose duty it shall be to investigate the question
of a Commission Form of Government for the City of Savannah, to make such recommendation as it may think
proper, and, if it shall deem advisable, to propose and submit a plan for commission government adopted to the
people of this city.
Resolved further, That in the event the said committee
shall submit a plan of Commission Government, that the
matter shall then be submitted to the qualified voters of
the City of Savannah at an election called for that special
purpose, and if the voters shall decide in favor of such
form of government, that the necessary authority be then
secured to carry the plan into effect.
Adopted and approved January 24, 1912.
Commission Charter
By the Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that Council, in accordance with the request of the committee having in charge
the preparation of a new charter for the city, hereby directs
the Clerk of Council to forward the said charter in the
shape of a bill to be submitted to the present session of
the general assembly of Georgia, to the representatives
from Chatham County, with the request of this Council that
the said bill be introduced at said session of the general
assembly and that they use their efforts to secure the
passage of the same by the legislature in order that it may
be submitted to the voters of this city for their approval
or rejection.
Resolved further, That in forwarding said bill to said
representatives council does not wish thereby to commit
itself either for or against the same.
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Resolved further, That a copy of these resolutions be
forwarded to the three representatives from Chatham County and to the senator from the First Senatorial District.
Adopted and approved June 26, 1912.
Commission Charter
By the Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that the sum of four hundred dollars and ninety-three cents ($400.93) be and is hereby appropriated from any funds of the city available to defray the expenses incurred by the committee appointed by
the Mayor under resolution of this Council to prepare a
new city charter.
Adopted and approved June 26, 1912.
Colored Library
By Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That pursuant to action
taken by the committee of the whole in June, 1910, the
city pledges itself to the payment of an annual subscription
of $1,200, to be used in the maintenance of a colored public
library, providing a building be erected and equipped at a
cost, inclusive of the lot, of not more than $12,000.
Adopted and approved April 3, 1912.
Colored Library
By Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That pursuant to action
taken by the committee of the whole in June, 1910, the city
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pledges kself to the payment of an annual subscription of
$1,200.00 to be used in the maintenance of a colored public
library, provided a building be erected at a cost of not less
than $12,000.00 on a site furnished by the curators of the
Savannah Colored Public Library.
Adopted and approved June 12, 1912.
Deed
By the Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah be, and they are, hereby
authorized to execute in behalf of the City of Savannah a
quit claim deed, or acknowledgment of tkle, to Adam Kessel to lot 22, Pulaski Ward, said deed being given to cure
a defect in the title to said property occasioned by the fact
that an acknowledgment of title heretofore given, on the
26th day of January, 1898, was imperfect, same not having
the necessary number of witnesses.
Adopted and approved June 12, 1912.
Dog Inspector
Adopted and approved.
By the Committee of the Whole:
An ordinance to provide for the appointment of a Dog
Inspector for the City of Savannah, to prescribe his duties
and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it ordained By the Mayor and Aldermen
of the City of Savannah, in Council assembled, That the
office of Dog Inspector for the City of Savannah is hereby
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created, the said Inspector to be appointed by and hold office
at the will of the Mayor of said city.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the duties of said
Inspector shall be to enforce all laws and ordinances of the
City of Savannah relating to dogs, he shall keep an account
of all dogs arrested or impounded and pay1 into the City
Treasury all monies collected by him in the discharge of
his duties, he shall be under the immediate control of the
Police Department of said City and perform his duties in
accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the
Police Committee, the equipment for the discharge of said
duties to be furnished by said Department.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That the said Inspector
shall receive as compensation for his services a salary of
fifty dollars per month.
Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances and
parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Ordinance passed October 30, 1912.
Fire DepartmentReport
Report of the Committee on Fire relative to sale of fire
steam engines:
Hon. Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah:
Gentlemen: I beg to report the sale of five of the oldest
horse drawn fire engines for the sum of $2,000, to Mr. W. L.
Wilson.
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These engines were taken in exchange when the motor
drawn apparatus was purchased from the American La
France Fire Engine Company about a year ago and afterwards given back to the Cky by them in the final closing
of the trade, for the reason that your Committee had retained the three last first size engines purchased, to be held
in reserve until the motor drawn apparatus had proven satisfactory and for the further reason that they did not think
the five old engines of sufficient value to ship them back
to their factory at Elmira, N. Y., and stated they were unsalable and were of value to them only as scrap.
One old combination chemical hose wagon was also
sold by me to Moultrie, Ga., at $450 delivered in Moultrie.
The sale of this apparatus was made upon the recommendation of Chief Engineer Thomas Ballantyne to me,
who was perhaps more familiar with its real value than anyone else.
My action in selling this old apparatus has been approved by my Committee and I now ask the approval of
Council of these sales.
I enclose statement showing net amount realized on
these sales together with check for $2,396.06 to cover.
Very respectfully,
\
R. M. HULL,
Chairman Committee on Fire.
Adopted and approved Council meeting, June 12, 1912.
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RESOLUTIONS
Fire Department
By Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled:
Whereas, Because of the institution in the Superior
Court of Chatham County, of injunction proceedings by two
plaintiffs, attacking on legal grounds, the validity of purchase-money notes given on account of the purchase of
motor apparatus from the American La Prance Fire Engine
Company, the credit and financial standing of the City of
Savannah were seriously threatened and at a time when the
City contemplates offering $600,000 of its bonds, and it
became of urgent and immediate importance to avert this
threatened evil as quickly as possible.
And, Whereas, The Mayor and Chairman of Finance
Committee knowing, as this Council knows, that the purchase was, in all respects, right, wise and proper, and that
the City of Savannah was under the plainest duty to pay
the purchase price for this apparatus, have paid this purchase price in cash and in full, the amount being $64,517.62
and have had the City's notes "surrendered to be canceled
and have, in so doing, acted for the best interests of the
City of Savannah.
Now, then, be k resolved, That the action of the Mayor
and Chairman of the Finance Committee in thus paying this
purchase money and taking up the City's notes is fully ratified, confirmed and approved.
Adopted and approved.
Ordinance passed October 26, 1912.
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Land Purchase
By Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Mayor is hereby
authorized to purchase from the Seaboard Air Line Railway all that certain tract or parcel of land situate in the
City of Savannah, and designated on the map of said City as
City Lot Number Seventy (70), bounded on the north by
Gwinnett Street and on the south by Sycamore Street, and
also the ten (10) lots of land in the City of Savannah on the
east of said City Lot Number Seventy (70), designated as
City Lots Numbers Seventy-one (71), Seventy-two (72),
Seventy-three (73), Seventy-four (74), Seventy-five (75),
Seventy-six (76), Seventy-seven (77), Seventy-eight (78),
Seventy-nine (79), and Eighty (80), for the sum of Fifteen
Thousand Dollars ($15,000), payable Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) in cash and the balance by two negotiable
promissory notes of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah for the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000)
each, payable in two and three years after date, respectively,
with interest at the rate of five per centum per annum, provided the titles are passed by the City Attorney; and the
Mayor of the City of Savannah is authorized to give the
notes of the City covering the purchase money, in the
event a satisfactory deed is made, and the sum of Five
Thousand Dollars ($5,000) is hereby appropriated from any
funds in the City Treasury for the purpose of making the
cash payment of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) above
mentioned.
Adopted and approved June 12, 1912.
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Lease
By Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Chairman of the
Committee on Harbor and Wharves is hereby authorized,
empowered, and instructed to execute on behalf of the Mayor
and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, and in their name, a
lease to the Standard Fuel Supply Company of the Drayton Street Dock, for a term of years ending January 1, 1919,
in exchange for a lease by said Standard Fuel Supply Company to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah
of the portion of the De Renne estate wharf adjacent to
Abercorn Street, equal in extent to the frontage on the
river of the Drayton Street Dock.
Adopted and approved September 4, 1912.
Opening Streets
By the Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, that, whereas a part of
lot No. 12 of the C. J. Hull's subdivision of Millen Farm lot
11 in Schwarz Ward, is needed for opening Thirty-first
Street, that the offer of A. H. Entelman to sell to the City
the Eastern half of said lot with improvements, containing
1,250 square feet, for the sum of four hundred (400) dollars, payable by Mayor's note for two years at five (5)
per cent, be accepted. Titles to be passed by the City
Attorney.
Adopted and approved January 24, 1912.
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Opening Streets
By the Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That whereas a part of
lot No. 148 of the C. J. Hull's subdivision of Millen Farm
lot No. 10, Schwarz Ward, is required for opening Thirtyfirst Street, that the offer of P. Alston Waring to sell to the
City the above mentioned lot for the sum of two hundred
and fifty ($250) dollars be accepted. Titles to be passed
by the City Attorney.
Adopted and approved January 24, 1912.
Opening Streets
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
Opening Streets is authorized to purchase, if titles be
satisfactory to the City Attorney, from P. H. Landmon,
all of lot 145 in C. J. Hull's subdivision of Millen, lot No. 6,
in Grayson Ward, in the City of Savannah, containing
2,400 square feet, at and for the sum of two hundred and
twenty ($220.00) dollars cash, for the opening of Thirtyfirst Street.
Adopted and approved March 6, 1912.
Opening Streets
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets is authorized to purchase, if
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the titles be satisfactory to the City Attorney, from John K.
Culver that portion of lot No. 16, in C. J. Hull's subdivision
of Millen lot 6, necessary for the opening of Thirty-first
Street, containing 1,320 square feet, at and for the sum of
six hundred and fifty ($650.00) dollars, payable by Mayor's
note running for two years at five (5) per cent. The said
John K. Culver reserves the right to move the buildings
from said lot within sixty days from the adoption of this
resolution.
Adopted and approved April 3, 1912.
Opening Streets
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets is authorized to purchase,
if the titles be satisfactory to the City Attorney, from John
K. Culver all of lot No. 13 in C. J. Hull's subdivision of
Millen, lot 11 in Schwarz Ward, in the City of Savannah,
containing 2,500 square feet, at and for the sum of six hundred ($600.00) dollars payable by Mayor's note running
for two years at five (5) per cent, for the opening of Thirtyfirst Street. The said John K. Culver reserves the right to
move the buildings from said lot within sixty days from
the adoption of this resolution.
Adopted and approved April 3, 1912.
Opening Streets
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets is authorized to purchase, if
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titles be satisfactory to the City Attorney, from W. R.
Morrison the eastern portion of lot 276, all of lot 278 and the
western portion of lot 280 of the subdivision of Teynac
Farm lots 3, in Harman Wand, necessary for the opening
of Ott Street, containing 4,932.32 square feet, at and for the
sum of thirteen (13) cents per square foot, payable by
Mayor's note running for two years at five (5) per cent.
Adopted and approved April 3, 1912.
Opening Streets
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets is authorized to purchase, if
titles be satisfactory to the City Attorney, from D. J.
Morrison so much of lots 167, 170, 215, 217, 218, 219, 220
and 222 of the subdivision of Teynac Farm lots 3, in Glatigny and Harman Wards, as are needed for the opening of
Atlantic and Paulsen Streets, containing 12,130.1 square
feet, at and for the sum of thirteen (13) cents per square
foot, payable by Mayor's note running for two years at five
(5) per cent.
The said D. J. Morrison agrees to pay the cost of moving the improvements from lots 167, 215, 217 and 218, and
the City agrees to reimburse D. J. Morrison the amount of
said cost.
Adopted and approved April 3, 1912.
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Opening Streets
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets is authorized to purchase,
if titles be satisfactory to the City Attorney, from D. J.
Morrison, the southern strip of lot No. 22 of the subdivision of Millen Farm lots 11, in Schwarz Ward, needed
for the opening of Thirty-second Street, containing 250
square feet, at and for- the sum of nine (9) cents per square
foot, payable by Mayor's note running for two years at
five (5) per cent.
Adopted and approved April 3, 1912.
Opening Streets
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets is authorized to purchase,
if titles be satisfactory to the City Attorney, from C. C.
and G. E. Pacetti, the northern strip of lot No. 56 of the
subdivision of Millen Farm, lots 11, in Gatigny Ward,
needed for the opening of Thirty-fifth Street, containing
857 square feet, at and for the sum of ten (10) cents per
square foot, payable by Mayor's note running for one year
at five (5) per cent.
The City agrees to move the two houses that are at
present on said lot to the northwest corner of lot facing
north on Thirty-fifth Street, putting them and the fence
in the same condition that they are now in.
Adopted and approved April 3, 1912.
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Opening Streets
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets is authorized to purchase,
for the opening of Whitaker Street, if the titles be satisfactory to the City Attorney, from M. B. Ehrlicher, the
western portion of Lot. No. 8, Norwood Ward; the
eastern portion of Lot No. 10, Norwood Ward; the
westward, and all of Lot No. 15, Norwood Ward,
and all of Lot No. 17, Norwood Ward, and the eastern portion of Lot No. 19, Norwood Ward; containing 8,100
square feet, at and for the sum of twenty-three (23) cents
per square foot, payable by Mayor's note running for two
years at five (5) per cent, interest.
Adopted December 11, 1912.
Opening Streets
By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets is authorized to purchase,
for the opening of Whitaker Street, if the titles be satisfactory to the City Attorney from Mrs. Amelia M. Coolidge,
the western portion of Lot No. 12, Norwood Ward, containing 2,714.4 square feet, at and for the sum of twenty-three
(23) cents per square foot, payable by Mayor's note running
for two years at five (5) per cent, interest.
Adopted and approved.
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By Committee on City Lots and Opening Streets:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
City Lots and Opening Streets is authorized to purchase
for the opening of Whitaker Street, if the titles be satisfactory to the City Attorney, from Mrs. Telluah G. Ward,
the eastern portion of Lot No. 14, Norwood Ward, containing 1,306.8 square feet, at and for the sum of twentythree (23) cents per square foot, payable by Mayor's note
running for two years at five (5) per cent, interest. The
City further agrees to pay the cost (not to exceed $150.00)
for the purpose of moving house now on said lot, clear of
the Street lines.
Adopted and approved December 11, 1912.
Paving
By the Committee on Streets and Lanes:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled,.
1. That the contract entered into by the Mayor and
Aldermen of the City of Savannah with The Barber Asphalt Paving Company, dated February 21, 1912, for the
purchase of twenty thousand (20,000) square yards, more
or less, of Xo. " 1 " Asphalt Paving Blocks, with the option
of demanding forty thousand (40,000) additional square
yards or any portion thereof of said No. "1" Asphalt Blocks
at the price of One Dollar and Twenty-five Cents ($1.25)
per square yard when laid in the pavement, delivered f. o. b.
wharf Savannah, Georgia, the purchaser to furnish the
wharf and pay wharfage, be and the same is hereby ratified
and confirmed.
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2. That the Mayor of the City of Savannah be and he
is hereby authorized to issue promissory notes in the name
of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in accordance with the terms and provisions of said contract,
covering the purchase price of said asphalt blocks delivered
under said contract.
Adopted and approved March 20, 1912.
Pitometer Service
By Alderman Meinhand:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Committee on
Water is authorized to expend the sum of $3,527.50, for
pitometer service.
Adopted and approved April 17, 1912.
Recorder
By the Committee of the Whole:
Whereas, It has been brought to the attention of this
Board that there has just been passed by the General
Assembly of the State of Georgia an act, known as house
bill No. 1086, by the terms of section five, of which the
Office of Recorder of the Police Court of the City of Savannah is made elective by the people instead of elective
by City Council:
Whereas, This Council is opposed to any change in the
law relative to the election of said Recorder, and believes
that the best interests of the people would be served by a
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continuance of the present status of the law, and that, inasmuch as the enactment of the proposed legislation would
make the Recorder of the City of Savannah directly dependent for election and reelection upon the suffrage of
those over whom he must sit in judgment, it is not as desirable a condition as the present one, where the Recorder is
not directly elected by the people; and,
Whereas, There is a wide difference between the
Offices of Judge of the Superior Court and City Court and
that of the Office of Recorder, in that in the former instances a jury tries all questions of fact and it is only by
an express waiver in the City Court that the Judge is
authorized to try a case without a jury,
Whereas, The first intimation that such a measure
was to be introduced or had been introduced at this session
of the legislature was conveyed to this Council and to the
citizens of Savannah after it had passed the house of representatives, had been favorably reported by the senate committee on corporations, and had reached its second reading in the senate; and,
Whereas, Neither this Council nor the people of Savannah were properly advised in the premises and had no opportunity to appear before any committee of the house or
the senate and protest against the passage of the legislation
referred to, which legislation affected all of the citizens of
Savannah; and,
Whereas, The law does not require that the text of
the entire act be published but the title of same, and
Whereas, The title of said house bill No. 1086 is: "An
act to amend the several acts incorporating the Mayor and
Aldermen of the City of Savannah and for other purposes,"
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and does not give any indication of the subject matter in
reference to the said Recorder's Office, the first four paragraphs of the said act having reference to the keeping of
lots in perpetuity in Bonaventure Cemetery, and the extension of the City limits of the City of Savannah; and
Whereas, Said provisions of said bill providng for the
election of the Recorder by the people constitutes but one
paragraph of an omnibus local bill and said paragraph can
not now be vetoed by his excellency the Governor of Georgia without vetoing all of the other paragraphs of said bill,
which action is not desirable and would work a hardship
on the citizens of Savannah in that it would delay for a year
the extension of the said corporate limits and would retard
other legislation to which no obejection is raised. Therefore be it
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That we place ourselves
on record as opposed to the enactment of legislation in this
manner, without due notice to the people, and we believe
that the failure to set forth in the caption or title of the
said bill or act the express purposes for which it was introduced was a violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of the
constitution, which provides that notice of intention to i-ntroduce local or special acts in the General Assembly must be
published for 30 days prior to introduction, in the county in
which such municipality is situated; and be it further
Resolved, That we place ourselves on record as opposed to the introduction of omnibus local acts, unless
each and every separate bit of legislation embodied therein
be set forth in the caption or title of such proposed legislation.
Adopted and approved August 13, 1912.
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Sale of Land
By the Committee of the Whole:
Resolved, By the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, That the Marshal be instructed to offer at public outcry before the courthouse
door on the next public sales day, the lot or parcel of land
in the City of Savannah bounded on the north by Gwinnett
Street, on the east by Magnolia Street, on the south by
Gwinnett Street Lane, and on the west by West Boundary
Street, and that the minimum price of ten thousand dollars
($10,000) be placed on said land.
Adopted and approved June 12, 1912.
Wharfage
By Committee of the Whole:
Whereas, On May 18, 1911, Brampton Warehousing
and Development Company, a corporation of Savannah,
Georgia, executed to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah and to Chatham County a certain trust deed
covering a proposed public wharf site on the Savannah
River, having a frontage of four hundred (400) feet on the
river and extending back even width one thousand (1,000)
feet, a copy of which said deed showing the description
and location of said wharf sit* and all "the terms and conditions of the conveyance is now submitted and appears on
pages 9 and 10 of Document No. 563 of the House of Representatives of the United States 62d Congress, Second
Session;
And whereas said deed has been held by the Savannah Trust Company of Savannah, Georgia, tn escrow since
the date of its execution,
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And whereas by the Rivers and Harbors Act recently
adopted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States and approved by the President July 25,
1912, there was appropriated the sum of One Hundred and
Forty Thousand ($140,000.00) Dollars under the item "Improving Harbor at Savannah, Georgia," and for "Completing improvement of the 21-foot channel from the upper
limits of the present project to -the foot of King's Island,
in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered 563, 62nd Congress, Second Session, and
subject to the conditions set forth in said document;"
And whereas the conditions under which said appropriation was made as set forth on page 2 in said House Document No. 563 are as follows: "Provided that before the
work is undertaken the City of Savannah will be required to
accept the parcel of land near the upper end of the proposed improvement previously offered by interested parties,
and give assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of War
that the City will provide suitable terminal facilities
thereat."
And whereas official notice has been given that the
United States Government is now ready to undertake the
improvement of this portion of the Savannah Harbor, upon
the acceptance of said wharf site, and upon the giving of
assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of War that the
City will provide suitable terminal facilities;
And whereas this .extension of the Savannah Harbor
and the deepening of the Savannah River as contemplated
in said Act of Congress, and the acceptance and improvement of said wharf site will manifestly be of great benefit and advantage to the commercial development of the
Port of Savannah, and the people of this community, and
to all the varied interests of the City;
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And whereas the grantor named in the deed above
mentioned now tenders the same for acceptance by the
guarantees therein named upon the terms and for the uses
therein stated.
Now therefore be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, in meeting assembled, That
said deed and the wharf site covered thereby and therein
described be, and the same is, hereby accepted upon the
terms and for the uses therein expressed, and the City of
Savannah hereby pledges itself to provide suitable terminal
facilities on and at said wharf site for the purposes named
in said deedwork on said terminal facilities to begin when
the Unted States Government shall have provided a uniform depth of twenty-one "(21) feet at mean low water in
that portion of the Savannah River extending from the
present upper limits of the Savannah Harbor to King's
Island within the time specified in the said deed of May 18,
1911, and further pledges itself to co-operate with the
County Commissioners of Chatham County, Georgia, in
providing suitable road-ways leading to and from said wharf
site.
Be it further resolved that copies of these preambles and
resolutions be furnished by the Clerk of the Council, under
the seal of the City, to the Secretary of War through the
United States Engineer Office in charge at Savannah, and
to the County Commissioners of Chatham County.
Adopted and approved September 4, 1912.
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Miscellaneous
The following communication was read:
Office of Board of Drainage Commissioners for the City of
Savannah.
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen of the City
of Savannah, Sirs: The Board of Drainage Commissioners
for the City of Savannah, created by ordinance passed October 18th, 1911, would respectfully report:
That in accordance with the authority in them vested
they have had prepared by H. S. Jaudon Engineering Company complete plans, specifications and estimates for the
proposed improvements in and extensions of the house and
storm drainage system, and submit them herewith.
The total estimate's cost is approximately nine hundred
and ninety-one thousand ($991,000) dollars.
These plans and specifications meet with the approval
of this Commission, and are presented under the terms of
the ordinance to your honorable body for adoption.
Your attention is respectfully called to the fact that the
proceeds of the sale of the bonds authorized to be issued
to pay for this work would be sufficient to compensate for
any work that would or probably could be done for a period
of time ranging from two to three years.
Should your honorable body adopt these plans, we respectfully suggest that it could be with the proviso that
contracts providing for total payments of a sum of money
in excess of the sum that may be realized from the sale of
said bonds be not awarded or entered into.
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This Commission respectfully request the adoption of
said plans and specifications by your honorable body, and
for authority to advertise for bids and award contracts.
Said contracts to be signed by his Honor, the Mayor, on
behalf of the City, upon the approval and request of this
Commission.
This Commission is of the opinion that of the work provided in said plans and specifications, the following should
be done at once:
Bilbo Canal sewer, including Perry Lane sewer and
Paulsen Street sewer, from Savannah River to Fifty-first
Street Lane, via Lamar Canal route combined$228,000.
Whitaker Street sewer from Broughton Street to Savannah River, storm water$10,000.
Bolton Street sewer from Abercorn to Habersham
Street, storm water$6,300.
Closed sewer along line of present Brow ditch, from
Fifty-first Street to Savannah River (sanitary)$75,200.
Section C and Section D to Cedar Street (sanitary
sewer)$36.000.
Section V, sewers along Barnard Street, Forty-fifth
Street, Montgomery Street and Florence street, storm
water$63,100.
Section T (storm water)___________,__$129,400 00
Theus Park (storm water)____________ 2,800 00
Section S (storm water)______________ 9,900 00
Sections E and N (sanitary sewers)_ 23,000 00
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Section N and G and Sections L and K to 47th
St. (sanitary sewers)____________ 49,700 00
Section B (sanitary sewer)____________ 9,400 00
Total ___________________$672,800 00
Possible extra work to reinforce pipe in soft
places ___'__________________ 15,000 00
Catch Basins, etc."__________________ 15,000 00
$702,800 00
For engineering, incidentals, etc.__$ 70,000 00
Total _________-__________$772,800 00
Respectfully submittedThe Board of Drainage Commissioners for the City of Savannah, by
J. A. G. CARSON,
Chairman.
Adopted and approved by ordinance
in Council December 17, 1912.
Wharfage and Assessments
Miscellaneous
The following communications from His Honor, the
Mayor was read and referred to the Committee on Harbor
and Wharves:
November 21, 1912
Honorable Board of Aldermen,
Savannah, Ga.:
Gentlemen:In pursuance to my recommendations
heretofore made in my message to your honorable body,
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that this City should provide itself with adequate wharfage facilities to be owned and controlled by the City, I have
secured certain tentative propositions along that line, and in
order that this matter may be thoroughly investigated from
every standpoint and in every detail, I suggest that you
authorize and direct the Harbor and Wharves Committee
to co-operate with the Mayor in submitting, after full investigation, to City Council a complete report with such
suggestions as they may deem proper.
Yours very truly,
(Signed) GEO. W. TIEDEMAN,
Mayor.
The following communication from His Honor the
Mayor was read and referred to Committee on Assessments
and the Mayor:
November 21, 1912
Honorable Board of Aldermen,
Savannah, Ga.:
Gentlemen:For some time it has been my desire to
have the real estate of the City re-assessed for taxable purposes with the view of eliminating, wherever it may exist,
any inequality, and to have assessments that would be uniform and just in so far as human ingenuity can make them.
I have studied the subject considerably and have come to
the conclusion that the installation of the Somers' system
of realty valuation as operated by -the Manufacturer's Appraisal Company of Cleveland, Ohio, would be of great
value in this direction. This system has been used to great
satisfaction in many of the large cities of the country, notably Philadelphia, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio; Beaumont,
Joliet, 111.; East St. Louis and Springfield, Ills., and from
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my observation of its plan and scope believe its merits are
worth investigation by a Committee of Council. It would
probably cost between $8,000 and $12,000, but when completed, the assessments would be as uniform, just and
equitable as it is possible for human ingenuity to secure and
the City's assessing authorities would have this method as
their guide for the future. If you believe, with me, that the
matter should be fully investigated, I suggest that you have
the Assessment Committee of Council do so.
Of course no re-adjustment could be made in time for
1913, but if this or some other plan of re-assessment is determined upon, it could be employed in 1914 assessments.
Yours very truly,
(Signed) GEO. W. TIEDEMAN,
Mayor.
Council meeting November 27, 1912.

ACTS
GEORGIA LEGISLATURE
1911 -12
RELATIVE TO
CITY OF SAVANNAH
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Savannah, City of. Park and Tree Commission Amended
No. 196
An Act to amend an Act of the General Assembly of the
State of Georgia entitled "An Act to create and organize a Park and Tree Commission for the City of Savannah, to define its jurisdiction and powers, and for other
purposes, approved November 30, 1895," as amended
by an Act of the Legislature approved December 23,
1896, entitled "An Act to amend an Act of the Legislature approved November 30, 1895, entitled an Act to
create and organize a Park and Tree Commission for
the City of Savannah, to define its jurisdiction, and
powers, and for other purposes approved November 30,
1895," by striking out the last sentence of Section 5
of said Act as amended and inserting in lieu thereof the
following, to-wit: The said Commission is hereby
vested with the power to appoint a keeper or keepers
of Laurel Grove Cemetery, Bonaventure Cemetery, or
any other cemetery in or controlled by said City."
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia, That Section 5 of an Act approved
November 30, 1895, entitled "An Act to create and organize
a Park and Tree Commission for the City of Savannah, to
define its jurisdiction and powers, and for other purposes"
as amended by "An Act ito amend an Act of the Legislature entitled an Act to create and organize a Park and
Tree Commission for the City of Savannah, to define its
jurisdiction and powers, and for other purposes," approved
December 23, 1896, be and the same is hereby amended by
striking out the last sentence of said Section, that is to say
by striking from said section the following words, to-wit:
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But the said Commision shall not have the power to appoint
a keeper of Laurel Grove Cemetery or of any other cemetery
in or controlled by said City, the election of such official or
officials being hereby vested in the Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Savannah, in Council assembled." and inserting
in lieu thereof the following words, to-wit: "The said Commission is hereby vested with the power to appoint a keeper
or keepers of Laurel Grove Cemetery, Bonaveuture Cemetery, of any other cemetery in or controlled by said City,"
so that said Section 5 of said original Act as amended shall
read as follows, to-wit: Section 5. Be it further enacted,
That the said Commission shall have entire charge and control of the expenditure of the appropriation of money which
may be made by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, in Council assembled, for parks, squares, cemeteries aforesaid, trees and grass plots and flowers, and
the same shall be paid out of the City Treasury upon bills
or resolutions, certified to by the Secretary of the said
Commission. The said Commission shall have control of its
own laborers, it being the intent and meaning of this Act
that whatever moneys are expended by the City of Savannah upon the care, preservation and management of parks,
squares, cemeteries aforesaid, trees, grass plots and flowers
in said City shall be done solely under the direction, approval and management of this Commission. The said
Commission is hereby vested with the power to aopoint a
keeper of Laurel Grove Cemetery, Bonaventttre Cemetery,
or of any other cemetery in or controlled by said City.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted. That all laws and parts
of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby
repealed.
Approved August 19, 1911.
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Savannah, City of, Ferry Rights
No. 35
An Act to authorize the Mayor and Aldermen of the City
of Savannah to exercise ferry rights and to establish,
own and operate a ferry across the Savannah River, including what is known as Back River, from a point or
points in the corporate limits of the said City of Savannah to a point or points on Hutchinson Island or to a
point or points on the South Carolina shore, either or
both, to purchase and hold any ferry rights heretofore
granted, and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Savannah, a municipal corporation of the State of
Georgia, is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise
ferry rights and to establish, own and operate a ferry
across the Savannah River, including what is known as
Back River, for the carriage of freight and passengers,
from any point or points within the corporate limits of the
City of Savannah to any point or points on Hutchinson
Island or on the South Carolina shore of the Savannah
River, either or both, as the said corporation may decide.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said municipal
corporation in the establishment of said ferry is hereby
authorized to purchase, receive, and hold any existing ferry
franchise now held by any other person or corporation.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said municipal
corporation is hereby authorized to exercise the ferry
rights hereby conferred either alone or in conjunction with
any other person or corporation or to lease and operate
any existing ferry franchise either alone or in conjunction
with any other person or corporation.
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Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said municipal
corporation is hereby authorized to pass such ordinances in
regard to charges for the transportation uf freight and
passengers and adopt such rules for the general regulation
of the ferry as it may deem reasonable and advisable, and
to appropriate from its funds such amounts from time to
time as are necessary for carrying out the objects of this
Act.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That all laws and parts
of laws in conflict herewith be, and they are, hereby repealed.
Approved August 9, 1911.
Savannah, City of, Charter Amended
No. 567
An Act to amend the several Acts relating to and incorporating the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, and for other purposes.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Savannah shall have power and authority to make
and enter into contracts for "the annual or perpetual care
of lots in any cemetery owned or controlled by said municipal corporation.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of said municipal corporation to pass all by-laws and ordinances necessary to carry
this Act into effect, and to protect and segregate the funds
received by it for those purposes.
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Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That all contracts made
by said municipal corporation for the annual or perpetual
care of such cemetery lots shall be binding on said municipality, and all such contracts heretofore made by said corporation are hereby ratified and confirmed. _
Sec. 4. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the
State of Georgia, that the western limits of the City of
Savannah are hereby extended as follows, to-wit: From
the point where they intersect the southern line of the
JLouisville Koad northwardly to the north side of sai<t
Louisville Road; thence westwardly along the north side of
said Louisville Road to a point where the western boundary
of what is known as, West Savannah Extended intersects
the said northern side of said Louisville Road; thence northwardly along said extended boundary and said western
boundary of West Savannah to the point where said western boundary intersects the south side of the Augusta
Road; thence diagonally across said Augusta Road to the
point where the north side of said Augusta Road intersects
the eastern line of Lincoln Avenue; thence in a northerly
direction along said eastern line of Lincoln Avenue to the
point where said eastern line intersects the southern line
of Bay Street Extended; thence eastwardly along the said
southern line of said Bay Street Extended to the point
where said southern line intersects the western corporate
limits of the City of Savannah as defined by the Act approved December 12, 1901, so that the corporate limits of
the said City of Savannah as hereby extended or amended
shall be as follows: Commencing at the extreme eastern
point of the island in the Savannah River, known as Hutchinson's Island, and running thence southwardly to a point
on the old bank of the Savannah River, twenty-five hundred (2,500) feet east of the western side of Bilbo Canal
thence southwardly at right angles to the old river bank
three hundred (300) feet thence westwardly parallel to the
old bank of the Savannah River, and three hundred (300)
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feet distant therefrom to the eastern bank of the Bilbo
Canal; thence along the eastern bank of Bilbo Canal to its
intersection with the southern line of Perry Lane, extended ;
thence southwardly to the intersection of the western side of
Waters Avenue and the southern side of the Thunderbolt
Shell Road; thence along the southen line of said Thunderbolt Shell Road to the eastern line of lots two (2), three
(3), six (6), seven (7), and ten (10), Meinhard subdivision;
thence along the eastern line of said lots extended to Dale
Avenue thence along the northern line of Dale Avenue to
the western line of Waters Avenue; thence southwardly to
the intersection of the western line of Waters Avenue with a
line parallel to the southern line of West Forty-second
Street, and two thousand eight hundred and sixty (2,860)
feet south thereof; thence westward to a point on the west
side of Anderson and Mims Road, two thousand eight hundred and sixty (2,860) feet south of the southern line of
West Forty-second Street; thence northward to the southern side of West Forty-second Street; thence along the
southern line of West Forty-second Street extended to the
Ogeechee Road thence along the east side of the Ogeechee
Road to the point where it intersects the southern line of
Springfield Plantation extended thence along said southern
line of Springfield Plantation extended to its intersection
with (the eastern bank of Springfield Canal; thence northwardly along the eastern bank of Springfield Canal to the
intersection of the southern side of Gwinnett Street thence
westwardly on the southern side of Gwinnett Street
and Gwinnett Street prolonged to the western line
of Springfield Plantation; thence northward in a
straight line extended to the north side of the Louisville Road, thence westwardly along the north side of said
Louisville Road to a point where the western boundary of
what is known as Wesit Savannah extended intersects the
north side of said Louisville Road, thence northwardly
along said projected boundary and said western boundary
of West Savannah to the point where said western boun-
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dary intersects the south side of the Augusta Road; thence
diagonally across said Augusta Road to ithe point where
the north side of said Augusta Road intersects the eastern
line of Lincoln Avenue, thence in a northwardly direction
along said eastern line of Lincoln Avenue to the point
where said line intersects with the southern line of Bay
Street extended, thence eastwardly along the said southern line of said Bay Street extended to the point where
said southern line intersects the western corporate limits
of the said City of Savannah, as defined by the Act approved December 12, 1901; thence northwardly to a point
three hundred (300) feet from the old bank of the Savannah River, and thirteen hundred (1,300) feet west of the
western side of the ship slip of the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah, at the mouth of Musgrove Creek; thence
parallel to the said river bank and three hundred (300)
feet southwardly from it to a point twenty-five hundred
(2,500) feet distant; thence at right angles to said river
bank to the present harbor line of the Savannah River;
thence along said harbor line to a point opposite the center
of East Broad Street, thence in a nonth-eastwardly direction
along the southern shore of Hutchinson's Island to the
point of beginning. And the said corporate limits are hereby extended and defined accordingly.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the successors to
the present Recorder of the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Savannah be elected at the same time, for the same
term and in the same manner and under the same regulations as the Mayor and the several Aldermen of said municipality are elected.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That all laws and parts
of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved August 19, 1912.
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Savannah, City of, Municipal Elections Regulated
No. 417
An Act to regulate municipal elections in the City of Savannah to provide penalty for violation thereof, and for
other purposes.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same that in all elections hereafter held for
the election of a Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah there shall be provided for use in said elections official
ballots containing in separate columns the names of the
candidates for Mayor and Aldermen. There shall be as
many columns as there shall be respective tickets or independent candidates and the voter shall scratch thereon the
names of all candidates against whom he proposes to vote.
The ballots shall be printed upon thick blue paper and all
Ballots shall be of a uniform size, and color. The ballots
shall be prepared by the Clerk of Council at the expense
of the Mayor and Aldermen and shall contain at least two
inches margin on every side of the printed matter. On the
morning of the election the Clerk of Council shall deliver
to the representatives of each of the tickets not less than
15,000 of said ballots. The representatives of each of said
tickets may on the day before the election procure from the
Clerk of Council not more than 15,000 of said ballots, but
said ballots shall be delivered at the expense of the parties
requesting the same and it shall be the duty of the Clerk
to deliver said ballots to said applicants not later than
twelve o'clock on the day preceeding the election. No vote
cast on any other ballot than an official ballot shall be
received by the managers of the election, if received by
error or otherwise it shall not be counted. It shall be unlawful for any manager of the election or any Clerk to
examine any ballot offered by any voter except for the pur-
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pose of counting the ballot after the polls have closed and
any manager or clerk violating this provision shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor.
Sec. 2. Be it further provided, That ithe elections for
Mayor and Aldermen shall be held at the time and place
and in the manner heretofore provided by law, but there
shall be four boxes each for the 1st and 4th districts and
three boxes each for the 2nd and 3rd districts, but the polls
shall be opened at 8 a. m. city time and close at 5 p. m. city
time, the polls being kept open eight full hours.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That upon the conclusion of the count of the votes of
each box the managers of each box shall immediately make
out and sign certificates of returns under oath of the election, said certificates to give the name of each candidate
voted for at such box and the number of votes received by
him for the position for which he is a candidate. One copy
of such certificates, the ballots voted, the lists furnished by
the Tax Collector and all other papers used in such election
shall be delivered under seal by the election managers to
the Clerk of the Superior Court of Chatham County and
another copy of the certified returns shall be delivered to
the judges authorized by law to appoint the managers for
said election before twelve o'clock of the day following the
election. The election managers shall also at the conclusion of the counting of the ballots publicly announce the
result of the election at each box and the said judges shall
immediately upon receipt of the certified returns of each
box publicly consolidate the same and publicly announce
the results of the election and the candidate for Mayor
receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared
elected and declared Aldermen and the candidates so elected
largest number of votes for Aldermen shall be deemed
elected and declared Aldermen and the candidates so elected
shall qualify on the second Monday next succeeding the
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election and shall serve for a term of two years and until
their successors are elected and qualified.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, that all laws and parts
' of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby
repealed.
Approved August 9, 1912.
Savannah, City of, Charter Amended, Commission Government Election to Establish
No. 583
An Act to amend the Charter of the City of Savannah; to
establish a Commission Form of Government and a
Civil Service Commission for said City; to provide for
the selection of candidates and the election of officers;
to define offenses under this Act, and fix punishments
therefor; to provide for the submission of this Act to
the voters of said city, and for other purposes. Be
it enacted by the General Assembly of Georgia as follows:
Section 1. The City of Savannah, as a 'corporation,
shall continue to exist under the name and style of the
Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah." The corporate existence and identity, the territorial limits and
jurisdiction with all corporate rights, powers and privileges conferred, and all property and property rights now
held, owned or possessed by said city, and all duties, obligations and liabilities imposed by law, are hereby preserved
unto said city, except as altered and amended by this Act.
All resolutions and ordinances thereof now of force, not
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in conflict herewith, shall remain unchanged, subject, however, to be hereafter amended or repealed by the duly constituted authorities of said city.
Sec. 2. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen of said
city shall consist of a Mayor and four Aldermen, to be
chosen by ballot on the 4th Tuesday of January, 1913, and
every four years thereafter by voters entitled to vote at
such elections, and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall
hold their offices until their successors are duly elected
and qualified. A quorum for business shall consist of the
Mayor, or Presiding Chairman, and two Aldermen. It
shall require at least three affirmative votes to carry any
ordinance, resolution, motion or measure, the Mayor having
a vote, but no veto.
Sec. 3. The Mayor shall receive a salary of six thousand dollars per annum, payable monthly out of the city
treasury, and he shall give his entire time to his municipal
duties. Each Alderman of the City of Savannah shall
receive a salary of five thousand dollars per annum, payable monthly out of the city treasury, and each Alderman
shall give his entire time to his municipal duties.
Sec. 4. The working of the municipality shall be divided into departments with the Mayor or one of the Aldermen at the head of each department, but the purchasing of
city material and supplies for all departments shall be
concentrated in the hands of one officer, either the head of
a department or an officer elected by the Board. The department shall be divided as follows:
1. Department of Finance.
2. Department of Public Works.
3. Department of Public Safety.
4. Department of City Property.
5. Department of Public Health.
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The Mayor shall be the official head of the Government,
and shall have general supervision over all departments.
Sec. 5. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall have,
possess and exercise all executive, legislative and judicial
powers, with all rights, powers, privileges, and duties, now
possessed and exercised by the present Mayor and Aldermen of said city, except as altered or amended by this Act.
Sec. 6. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall by
a majority vote determine the assignments of the heads of
the several departments, which assignments may be changed
at will by said board, excepting only that no change shall
be made in the head of any department pending the filing
and determination of a petition for the recall of such head
of the department, as hereinafter provided. The board shall
determine the powers and duties to be performed by each
department; and may make all rules and regulations as it
may deem wise and proper for the efficient and economic
conduct of the city affairs.
The Mayor and Aldermen shall all have offices at the
City Hall; shall hold regular meetings at least twice a
week; and shall hold special meetings upon the call of the
Mayor or two Aldermen.
All meetings of the Board, whether regular or special,
shall be open to the public.
Sec. 7. No member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and no officer or employee elected or appointed by
them or by any department of the city, shall be financially
interested, directly or indirectly, in any city contract or
job, or in any contract for the purchase, lease, or sale of
real estate or personal property by or from the city. Any
contract made in violation of the provisions of this section
shall be void. No member of said Board and no officer or
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employee of the city shall accept or receive directly or indirectly from' any person, firm or corporation conducting
or connected with any public utility operating within said
city, any money or other things of value, or any frank, pass,
free ticket or other free service; or accept or receive directly or indirectly from any such person, firm or corporation any other service upon terms more favorable than are
granted to the public generally. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be a misdemeanor and shall
be punished as prescribed by Section 1065 of the Criminal
Code, and upon conviction of any member of said Board
therefor, his term of office shall thereupon immediately
cease and he shall be disqualified from holding any office
or employment under the city government, for a period of
five years thereafter. Any other officer or employee of
the city may be tried by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and upon conviction shall be immediately discharged
from the service of the city, and shall not be re-employed
for a like period of years thereafter. The provisions of
this Section shall be construed as culminative of the punishments already provided for by existing laws. Nothing in
this Section contained shall be construed as prohibiting
policemen and firemen when on duty in uniform from accepting free transportation from common carriers.
Sec. 8. No new public franchise, nor any alteration
or renewal in whole or in part, nor any extension of any
existing public franchise, shall be granted without publication of the details of the proposed franchise, or the
proposed alterations, or renewal, or extension, once a week
for four weeks in at least two of the daily newspapers in
said city, at the expense of the applicant, before action is
taken by the board. Nor shall the same be granted except
upon full and adequate compensation to be paid to the city
said compensation to be within the sound discretion of the
Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
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Sec. 9. The books of account of the city shall be audited by an expert accountant semi-annually, or oftener if
necessary, and the result of said examination shall be filed
in the office of the Clerk of Council and shall be open to the
inspection of the public.
Sec. 10. Any measure, resolution or ordinance which
shall be favored by a petition signed by one-fourth of the
registered voters shall be first submitted to the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen, and upon their failure to pass the
same unchanged, within thirty days from the date of filing
with Clerk of Council, the same shall be submitted to the
people at an election to be called therefor within thirty
days thereafter unless a regular municipal election is to
be held within sixty days, in which event it shall be submitted at such regular election. If, at said election, said
measure, resolution or ordinance receives a majority of the
votes cast, it shall become operative, and cannot be thereafter repealed, except by an election similarly called. The
signatures authentication, inspection, certification and submission shall be as provided for in Section 12 of this Act.
Any number of measures, resolutions or ordinances may
be voted upon at one election. But there shall not be called
for this purpose and under this Section, more than one
special election within any one period of six months. If
more than one measure, resolution or ordinance be submitted, they shall be separately voted upon.
Sec. 11. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall be
authorized to submit to the duly qualified electors, at any
regular or called election, any measure, resolution or ordinance which they may deem proper, and in the event a
majority of the votes cast is for such measure, resolution
or ordinance, the same shall be adopted, and if the majority is against said measure, resolution or ordinance,
the same shall be defeated, and shall not be thereafter
adopted by said Board until resubmitted to the duly quali-
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fied electors. If adopted, such measure, resolution or ordinance can only be repealed by a majority vote of the duly
qualified voters at a regular or called municipal election.
Sec. 12. Any member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall be subject to removal during his term of
office in the following manner: An election shall be called
as hereinafter provided whenever there shall be filed in the
office of the Clerk of Council a petition signed by electors
entitled to vote for a successor to the incumbent Isought to
be removed, equal in number to at least 25 per cent, of
the registered voters of said city as disclosed by the registration or voters' lisrt used in the most recent preceding
general election whether for State, County or City officers.
Such petition shall show in general terms the grounds
upon which the removal is sought and each signer shall
state his residence, giving the street and number. The
petition may be in duplicates, but the voter can sign only
once. One of the signers of each such papers shall make
oath before an officer competent to administer oaths, that
each signature appended to the paper is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. Should
the officer sought to be removed resign, no election shall be
had. and the vacancy shall be filled as provided in Section
15 of this Act. Such petition shall be examined by the
clerk, and the names thereon checked against the registered
electors in said city entitled to vote at such elections,
within ten days from the filing of said petition. A representative of the petitioners shall have the right to be
present at the checking of the list. If the requisite number of electors as above provided have so petitioned, the
clerk shall thereupon so certify, and an election shall thereupon be ordered by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, to
be held not less than thirty days nor more than forty days
thereafter; provided, however, thait no petition for removal
of any officer shall be circulated within six months, nor
shall there be an "election for the removal of any officer with-
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in twelve months, from the date of his election to office,
nor shall any officer be subject to more than one such election for removal during any period of twelve months.
Such elections shall be had and conducted under the rules
and regulations then existing in reference to regular city
elections, except as otherwise provided herein The members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen whose office
shall be thus involved may be a candidate to succeed himself, and unless he requests otherwise in writing, the
clerk shall place his name on the official ballot without
nomination. All opposing candidates who shall be nominated as provided in the second sentence of the 13th Section of this Act shall be duly entered, and their names shall
be placed upon the tickets to be submitted to the voters.
The person receiving a majority of votes cast at such election shall be declared elected for the unexpired term and
authorized to assume the duties of said office after duly
qualifying. If no opposing candidate shall receive a majority of the votes cast at such election, the incumbent shall
continue in office.
Sec. 13. Three weeks prior to the general election,
there shall be held a primary election for the purpose of
choosing candidates for Mayor and Aldermen; said primary election to be conducted according to the rules and
regulations governing the general city election except as
hereinafter modified. Any person eligible to the office of
Mayor or Aldermen of the City of Savannah, who shall
be nominated by a petition signed by not less than one
hundred qualified voters of said City, as shown by a list of
said voters, giving names and street addresses thereof,
and filed with the Clerk of Council not less than five days
previous to the date fixed for said primary election, may be
a candidate for the office of Mayor or Aldermen of the City
of Savannah, provided such person at the same time duly
files with the Clerk of Council of said City, written notice
of his intention to be a candidate in said primary election.
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and his purpose to be bound by the results thereof The
Mayor and Aldermen shall be separately designated on the
ticket, but shall be voted for generally and not as for special
departments. Any candidate or candidates who may have
received a majority of all the votes cast in such primary
election, shall be declared the nominee or nominees of such
party or organization at the general election for the office
which he or they sought in such election. If the first primary shall fail to decide the nominees for all the offices to
be filled, then on the corresponding day of the week just
following the first primary election, there shall be held a
second primary election under all the rules and regulations
of the first primary election. In such second primary election there shall be not exceeding twice the number of candidates as there are offices to be filled, to-wit: Not exceeding, two candidates for Mayor and eight for Aldermen;
and the only candidates shall be those of the unnominated
candidates who received the highest votes for such office
sought by them in such first primary election. The expense
of said primary election shall be borne by the City of
Savannah, which shall provide an official ballot, whereon
shall be printed the names of all candidates for Mayor and
Aldermen. The party authorities shall in all matters not
provided herein, formulate rules and regulations for holding said primary elections and for making returns thereof.
Sec. 14. On the day before and again within five days
after each primary and on the day before and within five
days after the general election, each candidate shall file
with the Clerk of Council a sworn detailed statement of
his campaign expenses to date, and if said statement be not
filed, or if it be false in a material particular, the penalty
shall be disqualification to run for the office, or to hold the
same if elected. The use of money to buy votes, or the
promise of place or office in order to influence votes in his
favor by a candidate or by his managers, agents, or friends
in his behalf and to his knowledge is hereby declared to be
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a misdemeanor and shall be punished as prescribed in Section 1065 of the Criminal Code, and upon conviction, any
candidate or elected officer shall be disqualified to run for
or to hold municipal office of any kind for ve years. Any
officer or employee of said city who shall in any manner
contribute money, labor or other valuable things to any person for election purposes, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
and shall be punished as prescribed in Section 1065 of the
Criminal Code.
Sec. 15. In the event of a vacancy for any cause (including disqualification) in the office of Mayor or Aldermen, if such vacancy shall occur as long PS sixty days or
more before the next regular city election, the remainder
of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen or if none remain the
Ordinary shall call a special election to fill such vacancy,
which shall take place without a previous primary. If
such vacancy shall occur less than sixty days from the date
of the next regular election, they, the remaining members
of the board, shall elect a successor to fill such vacancy, and
the person or persons elected to fill such vacancy shall hold
office until their successors are elected and have qualified.
'Sec: 16. A civil service board, consisting of three members is hereby created, and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall on the first Wednesday in February, 1913, or as
soon thereafter as practicable, elect such members all of
whom shall be duly qualified electors of the City of Savannah, and their terms of office shall be two, four and six
years, respectively, from the date of their election to the
office and the said terms shall be determined by lot and
every two years thereafter the Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall elect on the first Wednesday in February, or as
soon thereafter as practicable, a member of said board for
the term of six years. Said board shall elect its own chairman. No member of the board of civil service commissioners shall hold or be a candidate for State, County or any
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other municipal office during his service as such commissioner. Before entering upon their duties, each member of
said Civil Service Board shall take before the Mayor, the
following oath: "I solemnly swear that during my term of
office I will support the laws and constitutions of the
United States and of the State of Georgia; that I will aim to
secure and maintain an honest and efficient city force, free
from partisan distinction or control; and that I will perform the duties of my office to the best of my ability. So
help me God."
Sec. 17. It shall be the duty of said Civil Service
Board as soon as possible after their election to provide
proper civil service rules and classification for the fire and
police departments, with the exception of the chief of police
and chief of the fire department, shall be immediately placed
under civil service rules and regulations without examination and no employes of these two departments shall be
dismissed from office except for just cause and with the
right of fair hearing before and trial granted by said Civil
Service Board.
Sec. 18. All future vacancies in the police and fire departments, except in the office of chief, shall be filled from
the list of those who have filed their applications for such
positions with the civil service board and who shall have
qualified for such positions by passing a reasonable and
practical examination prescribed by the board, wh'ch shall
demonstrate their fitness for the particular emoloyment. A
list of eligibles at least double in number to the vacancies
to be filled shall always be furnished by said Board to the
Board of Mayor and Aldermen, which latter board shall appoint from the list of eligibles furnished.
Sec. 19. Tn addition to the immediate placing of the
fire and police departments under Civil Service rules and
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regulations the said Civil Service Board shall suggest to
th,e Board of Mayor and Aldermen after due examination
and investigation what other departments and officers and
employes of the city, if any, can be successfully and beneficially placed under civil service rules and regulations for
the future and upon the majority vote of the entire Board
of Mayor and Aldermen, such other departments and officers and employes of the city so recommended shall also be
placed under civil service rules and regulations. Upon the
concurrent unanimous vote of both the Board of Mayor and
Aldermen and Civil Service Board voting separately, any
department which has been placed under civil service rules
and regulations, may be taken from under such rules and
regulations.
Sec. 20. It shall be the duty of the Civil Service Board
to hold at least two examinations a year or oftener if necessary, in order to qualify candidates and to place same on
the eligible lists of the city departments under civil service
rules and regulations.
Sec. 21. This Act shall be submitted to the registered
voters of the City of Savannah at a special election to be
called by the Mayor and Aldermen of said City, and whichelection shall be held in the way and manner and be governed by the forms that now control regular city elections. It
shall not be held within less than 60 days nor later than
90 days from the date of the approval of this Act. If a
majority of the votes cast disapprove this Act, it shall not
become operative. If a majority of the votes cast approve
said Act it shall become operative. At the special election
thus called for no other question or measure shall be submitted to the people, nor shall any primary of any party or
organization be held on said day. The form of the ballot
to be used in said election shall be in substance "For the
Commission 'Charter" and "Against the Commission
Charter," and the voters shall strike the word "for" or
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"against" as he may desire. At said election those who
favor the charter shall have the right to name an election
manager for each box and those opposed shall likewise
have the right to name a manager at each box.
Sec. 22. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this
Act, be and the same are, hereby repealed.
Approved August 19, 1912.
SAVANNAH, CITY OF, CERTAIN LANDS IN ARDSLEY PARK VESTED IN ARDSLEY PARK LAND
CORPORATION
No. 375.
An act to authorize the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah to close and abolish that certain lane in
Ardsley Park in the City of Savannah, which runs east
and west and intersects the block bounded on the north
by Fifty-first street, east of Gaudry Park, south by Fiftysecond street, and west by Bull street and to authorize
the Mayor and Council of the city of Savannah to vest,
the absolute and fee simple title to said lane in Ardsley
Park Land Corporation and its assigns.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, that the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah are hereby authorized and empowered to close and
abolish that certain lane in the city of Savannah which runs
east and west and intersects the block bounded on the north
by Fifty-first street, east by Gaudry Park, south by Fiftysecond street and west by Bull street, and the said Mayor
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and Aldermen of the City of Savannah are hereby authorized
and empowered to vest the absolute and fee simple title to
said lane in Ardsley Park Land Corporation and its assigns.
Sec. 2.Be it further enacted that all laws arid parts
of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby
repealed.
Approved August 5, 1912.
SAVANNAH, CITY OF, CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN
LAND TO HEIRS OF MRS. MARY J. ROBERTS
AUTHORIZED
No. 452.
An Act to authorize the Mayor and Aldermen of the City
of Savannah, Georgia, to grant and convey to the heirs
of Mary J. Roberts, deceased, or their assigns, ten feet,
ten inches of land, east of the east line of the northern
half of lot " T " Reynolds Ward, Savannah, Georgia,
claimed as a part of Abercorn street and for other purposes.
Whereas, the heirs of Mary J. Roberts, deceased or
their predecessors in title have been in occupation and
possession for about one hundred years under claim of
right of the strip of land hereinafter described and said
heirs claim to own the said land in fee simple and that the
same is not a part of Abercorn street, but a part of the lot
hereinafter mentioned and the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Savannah, claims that the same is a part of Abercorn
street, and,
Whereas, it is desirable that the matter should be
settled.
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Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia, That the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Savannah, be and they are hereby authorized to
grant and convey to the said heirs of Mary J. Roberts, deceased, or their assigns, ten feet ten inches of land, immediately east of the east line of the northern half of Lot
'"T", Reynolds Ward, Savannah, Georgia, claimed as part
of Abercorn street, being on the southwest corner of
Abercorn and Saint Julian streets, which said east line
shall for the purposes of this Act be located according to a
map made by the City Engineer and of file and of record
in the proceedings of said Mayor and Aldermen in meeting of March 20, 1912.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That all laws and parts
of laws in conflict with this Act are, hereby repealed.
Approved August 14, 1912.
SAVANKAH, CITY OF, CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN
LAND TO J. S. COLLINS, AUTHORIZED
No. 340
An Act to authorize the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Savannah, Georgia, to grant and convey to Jacob S.
Collins, 10 feet 10 inches of land, east of the east line of
the southern half of Lot 7, Reynolds Ward, Savannah,
Georgia, claimed as a part of Abercorn street and for
other purposes.
Whereas, Jacob S. Collins, and his predecessors in title
have been in occupation and possession for about one hundred years under claim of right of the. strip of land hereinafter described and he claims to own the said land in fee
simple and that the same is not a part of Abercorn street,
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but a part of the lot hereinafter mentioned and the Mayor
and Aldermen of the City of Savannah claim that the same is
a part of Abercorn street and,
Whereas, it is desirable that the matter should be
settled,
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia, That the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Savannah, be, and they are hereby authorized to
grant and convey to the said Jacob S. Collins, 10 feet 10 inches of land, immediately east of the east line of the southern half of Lot 7, Reynolds Ward, Savannah, Georgia, claimed as a part of Abercorn street, being on the northwest
. corner of Abercorn and Congress Streets, which said
east line shall for the purpose of this Act be located according to a map made by the City Engineer, and of file and of
record in the proceedings of said Mayor and Aldermen in
meeting of March 20th, 1912.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That all laws and parts
of laws in conflict with, this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved July 29, 1912.
SAVANNAH, CITY OF, FERRY RIGHTS OF THOS. F.
SCREVEN CONFIRMED
No. 403.
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An Act to confirm the rights of Thomas F. Screven and
his assigns in the East Broad street dock in the City of
Savannah, and for other purposes.
Section 1. Whereas, The Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Savannah, in Council assembled, did on the 15th day
of February, 1898, for a valuable and sufficient consideration,
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convey to and acknowledge in .Thomas F. Screven the
title and privileges to ferry rights in the East Broad Street
dock in said city, as shown by the resolutions and ordinances
of the said Mayor and Aldermen contained in the Code of the
City of Savannah (more generally known as MacDonell's
Code of the City of Savannah), Section 1545.
Sec. 2. And whereas, It is proper and necessary that the
title and privileges of said Thomas F. Screven to said ferry
rights under the grant in said ordinance of the Mayor and
Aldermen of the City of Savannah should be ratified and
confirmed ; therefore, be it enacted by the General Assembly,
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That
the title and privileges of the said Thomas F. Screven, as
well as his assigns in and to the ferry rights in the above
described dock in the city of Savannah, be and the same are
hereby ratified and confirmed.
Sec. 3. And whereas, the said Mayor ahd Aldermen of
the City of Savannah having complied with Section 2 of
said resolution of February 15th, 1898, said Section of said
resolution is therefore no longer ope?ative.
Sec. 4. Be i> further enacted, That all laws and parts of
laws in conflict with this Act be, and the same are hereby
repealed.
Approved August 8, 1912.

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