THE BRUNSWICK NEWS.
VOLUME 1. NUMBER 92.
ALL CITY OFFICIALS
ELECTED BY COUNCIL
AT MEETING LAST NIGHT
DR. J. A. BUTTS ELECTED CITY
PHYSICIAN TO SUCCEED
Brunswick News Made Official Organ
of the Mayor and Council.
. Adjourned Regular Meeting.
Jan. 10. 1902.
Present —Hon. N. Emanuel, Mayor.
Aldermen dußignon, Newman, Cal
houn, Mcuarvey, Franklin, Kaiser
Minutes of meeting of January 9
read and confirmed.
The mayor announced the follow
ing standing committees for the year
Finance and Auditing—J. E. du Big
non, chairman. Tobias NeWman, M.
Taxes and Revenues —C. McGarvey,
chairman. W. B. Cook, John C. Cab
Railroads and Harbor —W. B. Cook,
chairman. W. S. Taylor, J, E
Public Works and Buildings—To
bias Newman, chairman. M.‘ Kaiser,
Hospital and Charity—W. S. Tay
lor, chairman. C. McGarvey, John
Police. Fire and Building Permits —
John C. Calhoun, chairman. A. L.
Franklin, Tobias Newman.
Sanitation, Light and Water —A. L.
Franklin, chairman. J. E. dußiglon,
W. B. Cook.
Purchasing—M. Kaiser, chairman.
W. S. Taylor, A. I>. Franklin.
The question of salary of the city
printer for 1902 wan brought up, and
on motion, the amount was fixed at
S4O per month.
Council recessed for thirty minutes
and on resuming business, an elec
tion was held resulting as follows,
for the year 1902:
City Printer —A. H. Leavy.
Citty Attorney—F. E. Twitty.
City Engineer—C. S. \Jfylly (term
Indefinite, subject to termination at
any time by the mayor and council).
Sexton, white cemetery —C s G.
Sexton, colored cemetery—Jackie
City Physician—Dr. J. A. Butts.
City Marshal and Chief of Police—
S. A. Burney.
Assistant Marshal —A. L. Owens.
Chief of Fire Department—John C.
Superintendent of Sanitation and
Sanitary Inspector—S. T. Goodbread.
Pilot Commissioner (seven years)
—W. M. Tupper.
City Jailer and Clerk of Market
Port Wardens —H. G. Curtis, O. Jo
hannessen. Charles HalvWrson.
Member Board of Education—A. V.
Harbor Master —B. A. Fahm.
The election of two assessors, city
arbitrator and board of health was
postponed until next regular meeting
By Aldeman dußignon:
Be it and it is hereby resolved, by
the Mayor and Aldermen of the city
of Brunswick. That the Brunswick
News, a newspaper having a general
circulation in this city and in the
county of Glynn, be, and is hereby
designated and made the official or
gan of the mayor and council of the
city of Brunswick, until otherwise
ordered by this council.
By Aldreman Cook:
Be it and it is hereby resolved,
by the Mayor and Alddrmen of the
city of Brunswick, in council assem
bled, That the clerk of council adver
tise in the official organ of this city,
for bids for supplying drugs and med
icines for use of the city for ensuing
year; also for the care and keep of
the city clock for ensuing year; said
advertisements to be inserted not less
than five times and bids to be opened
at next regular meeting of council.
By Alderman Calhoun:
Be it and it is hereby resolved, by
the Mayor and Aldermen of the city
of Brunswick, in council assembled,
That two additional men be added to
the present police force of the city,
and that an election be held for such
positions at the next regular meeting
On motion, the provision of a uni
form by the superintendent of sanita
tion and sanitary inspector was refer
red to the sanitation committee.
N. D. RUSSELL.
Clerk of Council.
JUMPED THIRTY FEET
And Escaped from Court Room While
Columbus, Ga., Jan. 10.—Will Bart
lett, a young white man who had
been cleared an hour before of a mis
demeanor charge in the city court,
and who was being held for trial on
a more serious charge in the superior
court, jumped from the prisoners'
room in the second story of the court
house today and made his escape.
The window from which the young
man jumped is 30 feet from the level
ground. He arose after his long leap
and ran away, evidently not serious
What makes his escape all the more
remarkable is that a year or two ago
Bartlett broke one of his legs and has
slightly limped since.
The officers have been unable to lo
cate him yet, as he disappeared imme
diately after his jump from the win
ATTEMPTED AN ASSAULT.
Negro in Columbia, 8. C., Attacks
Columbia, S. C., Jan. 10.—Today at
Reddsville, Spartanburg county, a
negro giving his name as B.W.Hughes
from Greenville, today made attempts
to criminally assault two little white
school children and also to assault
Mrs. E. M. Fowler of that place.
This morning the negro accosted
the two little white girls as they were
on their way to school, but they ran
and screamed, thus baffling bis pur
This afternoon at 3 o’clock the ne
gro entered the home of Mrs. Fowler
and attempted to lay hands upon her.
The instant screams of Mrs. Fowler
summoned a man working near by,
at whose approach the black fiend fled.
Mrs. Fowler’s son, C. O Fowler,
started in search of the fugitive. He
found him lonely spot and the
two men rappie.i. the negro assaulting
Mr. Fowier with an iron rod.
Mr. Fowler drew his pistol and
shot the nero in the neck. Capture
was then easy.
The negro is now in the lock-up
at Reidsville and will be brought to
Spartanburg tomorrow. He is not
Reidsville is much excited over the
occurrence, but no disorder prevails.
Miss Esther Goodyear has returned
from a pleasant visit to Albany.
BRUNSWICK, GA„ SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1902.
By OPIUM HABIT
FORMER GOVERNOR OF SOUTH
CAROLINA ARRAIGNED IN
He Gave Merchant a Bogus Check to
Pay for an Overcoat —Makes
Speech to the Judge.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 10. —Franklin
J. Moses, ex-governor of South Caro
lina, was before Judge Brown in the
second session of the municipal crim
inal court this morning charged with
giving a check for SSO in payment for
an overcoat, the check having been
drawn on a South Carolina bank! in
which it was learned that the ex
governor had no funds. Then again
it was further learned that after Mo
ses got the coat he pawned it. His
honor, the ex-governor, met both the
Concerning the money transaction,
he said that at the time he gave the
check he honestly believed that there
was money in the bank to meet the
face value. A few days after he got
the coat he learned by letter that
there was no money there, and at
once telephoned to Mr. james A.
Hawkes, the tailor, that he expected
a party from the south with money
for him with which he expected to
pay his obligations.
Ex-Governor Moses thereupon gave
vent to a burst of oratory as follows:
“In 4872, when I occupied the posi
tion of chief magistrate of one of the
prominent states in the union, I was
driven by social ostracism, despite
my position and the counsel of men
high in public life, to seek relief in
that alone which seemed to be able
to give rest, to a mind ill at rest,
namely, to the use of morphine. From
morphine' I next look to using opium.
In fact, in 1876, the time when the
Republican party surrendered the
state to the opposition, I had become
so addicted to its influence that I could
not live without it.”
Judge Brown thep sentenced him
to Deer island for lour months.
MARRIED AT WILLACOOCHEE.
Wedding of Miss Fleurine Burns and
Mr. Charles Stewart.
The following account of the Burns-
Gross wedding is taken from yester
day’s Savannalt News:
"Yesterday afternoon at Willacoo
chee, Mr. Charles Edward Gross Stew
art, a popular young business man of
McDonald, and Miss Helen Fleurine
Burris, the accomplished daughter
of Mr. J. S. Burns of that place, were
married. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. M. C. Austin of Bruns
wick. There were eight attendants —
Miss Sadie Dart of Brunswick, with
Mr. John W. Greer, of Waycross; Miss
May Farmer, of tulee, Fla., with Col.
J. Walter Bennett, of waycross; Miss
Ora Beach, of Waycross, with Mr.
Charles F. Gray of Waycross; Mrs.
W. W. Stewart, a sister of toe bride,
was the matron of honor; and Mr. W.
W. Stewart, a brotner of the groom,
was best man. The young people left
shortly alter uie ceremony for an ex
tended wedding tour. They will take
in the Charleston exposition while
GIVE US TIME.
The News Will be in Good Shape
in a Short Time.
The arrangement by which the
News became the only paper in Bruns
wick was so sudden that the adver
tising contracts have not been arran
ged yet, and a number of advertise
ments, both local and foreign, are
left out. Many Times-Call subscrib
ers will miss their paper today, but
during the next 24 hours everything
will be arranged.
Our friends must bear with us for
a short time and we promise in the
near future a paper of which every
citizen will be proud.
Miss I,ouise Thompson, who has
made many friends while here, will
leave Monday for Savannah.
MEN 111 FUMES
BUSH J RIVER.
EXPLOSION IN A NON-EXPLOSIVE
POWDER MILL DOES DIS
Two Burned to Death and a Third
Will Die —Men Rush to the
River to Stop Fire.
Clearfield. Pa., Jan. 10.—The Riekey
ite Non-explosive Powder Company's
mill, here, was destroyed by fire
today. Two men were burned to
death, a third will die from his inju
ries and two others were seriously
burned. The deST! are John C. Stew
art, Roy Smith. The injured are
G. B. Roseberry, James Baker and I''.
It is supposed an explosion preced
ed the fire. Stewart’s body was
found in the ruins of the burned mill,
the limbs having been burned from
The other four men escaped from
the mill with their clothing burning.
They ran into the river near by to ex
tinguish the flames, and when per
sons attracted by the fire arrived at
the scene the men were found on the
river bank suffering severely from the
burns. Smith died a few hours later.
Roseberry, it is thought, cannot re
cover. The five men were employed
in the mill, and were the only persons
in the place when the fire broke out.
The mill was owned by former Con
gressman Janies Kerr, of this county,
and W. 11. Rickey, of New York. It
was built about eight months ago and
NEW BANK OPENS ITS DOORS.
Blue Ridge Institution Has $40,000
Blue Ridge, Ga., Jan. 10. —The North
Georgia National bank has opened for
business here with a paid-up capital
of $40,000. The officers are John H.
Carter, president; F. E, Conley, vice
president; A. S. J. Davis, vice presi
dent and cashier; and J. F. Holden,
assistant cashier. The new bank suc
ceeds the Blue Ridge bank, which was
started here as a private institution
in March, 1900, by John H, Carter,
but was converted into a state bank
and made a state depository in No
vember, 1901. Its conversion into a
national bank was the result of a
steady growth from the very start.
President Carter is regarded as one
of the best bankers and financiers in
the state and the directors are all
prominent business men of ttiis sec
B. & B.’S BIG MORTGAGE.
One for $6,750,000 to the Knicker
bocker Trust Company Recorded.
A special in yesterday’s Savannah
News from Douglas, says:
There was filed yesterday, and is
now being reported in the office of
the clerk of the superior court, the
largest mortgage ever recorded in
Coffee county. It is made by the
Brunswick and Birmingham Railroad
Company to the Knickerbocker Trust
Company of New York lor $6,750,000,
covering thirty pages of closely print
ed pamphlet, with $ 1,125 internal rev
Given Cold Deal by President Roose
Washington, Jan. 10. —The turn
down of the organization of republi
cans in Mississippi seems to be eve*n
more complete than was first under
stood. Not only did democrats get
the places under the department of
justice announced yesterday, but Jim
Hill, the negro leader from that state,
who has been a power in the republi
can councils for a long time, a mem
ber of the national committee, is to
be superseded as register of the land
office at Jackson. His successor is,
however, a white republican, Freder
ick Collins, who has been marshal in
the southern district. Collins made
a good record as marshal, and is ta
ken care of in the shake-up. The Hill
BY AN OVERWHELMING
VOTE HOUSE APPROVES
NICARAGUA CANAL BILL
turn down has brought much sorrow
to the southern colored brother, and
the appointment of a democrat as dis
trict attorney and marshal has also
brought deep sorrow to the hearts of
the whole Mississippi contingent.
Mississippi republicans holding of
fice here are, of course, not doing
much talking for publication, because
they have their own official heads to
look after: but on the quiet they are
predicting dire things for 1904. They
are sharpening their scalping knives.
Naturalaly they consider it a great re
flection upon the recpybliean party of
Mississippi that the president should
declare by his appointments that
there are none of them fit for these
high positions. This is just what
the president’s action means, and with
characteristic frankness he does not
hesitate to say so.
Colonel Smyth, of Augusta, who
hopes to be postmaster, had a talk
with Postmaster General Smith and
endeavored to advance the Augusta
case so as to get action upon it before
the new postmaster general comes in.
All he was able to get was a state
ment that it might be reached, hut
there was no certainty of it. The
same condition prevails with other
Georiga cases. "Pink” Morton’s term
is out on the 14th. the time the change
in the department is to be made, out
he has been unable to get any assur
ances that his case will be disposed
of before that date.
J. P. Burton, of Montgomery, who
wants to be collector to succeed Jul
ian Bingham, called at the white
house today witli Captain Reuben F.
Kolb, who is one Of his supporters.
NO MINISTER NAMED.
Not Known Who Will Succeed Mr.
Reaney at Episcopal Church.
As yet. no one lias been named to
succeed Rev. W. 11. Reaney as pastor
of St. Mark's Episcopal church.
It is understood, however, that the
vestry will hold a meeting within the
next few days and select someone.
It is understood that there are sev
eral applicants for the place.
Services will -be held as usual at
the church tomorrow at 11 o’clock.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
Sunday Will be the Seventh Anniver
sary of Present Pastorate.
Sunday marks the seventh anniver
sary of Rev. Waiter M. Gilmore’s
pastorate in tha city, and he will
preach at 11 o’clock a sermon appro
priate to the occasion. In the even
ing at 7:30 the subject of the sermon
will be "Our Enemies.”
Young people’s meeting at 10 a.m.
Sunday school at 3 p. m. All are cor
LABOR MEN AT WHITE HOUSE.
Leaders of the Labor Unions Lunched
By the President.
Washington, Jan. 10.—The presi
dent had with him at luncheon today
the attorney general, the secretary
of agriculture and a notable gathering
of representatives of organized labor.
They were F. !>. Sargent, chief of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen;
E. E. Clark, grand chief conductor oi
the Order of Railway Conductors; L.
H. Morrissey, grand master of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen;
H. B. Parham, president, of the Order
of Railway Telegraphers;' and A. B.
Youngson, first assistant to P. M. Ar
thur. chief of the Brotherhood of Lo
Get It Without Paying for It.
If you are not satisfied with any
job that you have Jim Carter do, he
won’t have you pay him. He means
to please his customers every time.
Make the bath room comfortable.
A gas heater is the article.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
IT WAS EASILY VOTED DOWN BY
THE SUPPORTERS OF THE
Friends of the Panama Route Will
Make a Hard Fight in the
Senate Very Soon.
Washington, Jan. 10. —A scene that
has probably had no parallel save
the passage of the bill carrying the
$50,000,000 appropriation for the war
with Spain was enacted in the house
of representatives today, when, with
out two negative votes, the Hepburn
bill, providing for the construction of
the Nicaraguan canal, was passed by
that body. The negative votes were
•ast by Representatives Lassiter, of
Virginia, and Fletcher, of Minnesota.
Mr. Bishop, of Michigan, declined to
vote. After the test of the Morris
intendment for the purchase of the
J anama property, which received 102
votes, these members, who had made
i gallant effort to inject their ideas
11 to the bill, joined hands with the
upporters of the committee bill and
mt it through practically unanimous
ly. There was great interest in the
contest over the Morris amendment
and great enthusiasm over the final
vote which carried the bill through
in a way to serve notice to the world
if the sincerity of this overnment’s
letermination to put through the pro
ect which iriSans so much to the
ommerce of the world.
There can be no question that this
ction of the house will have a great
'oral effect in favor of the Nicarauan
oute. It does not mean, however,
hat the Panama proposition is not
o receive thorough, consideration at
the hands of tne senate. On the con
rary it is certain that the senate will
:ive the Panama people a full oppor
dnity to be heard with the sole idea
of securing the best possible route.
The fact that the Panama people
are willing to take $40,000,000 instead
of $100,000,000, as they have in tha
past, is taken as meaning that they
will be glad -to get $25,000,000, or any
thing else they can. The state de
partment has every assurance that,
just as liberal concessions will be
granted by Colombia as by Nicara
gua and Costa Rica, and the canal
situation presents, as it has never
heretofore, an opportunity for the con
sideration of the two routes on their
merits as an engineering and business
The action of the house today
means that there is going to be a
canal, and that there will be no great
delay in inaugurating the work. It.
is a great victory for those who have
been in the front of the fight.
What the Bill Authorizes.
The bill as passed today authorizes
the president to secure from the
states of Costa Rica and Nicaragua,
in behalf of the United States, control
of such a portion of the territory be
longing to said states as may be de
sirable and necessary on which to ex
cavate, construct and protect a canal
suitable to the wants of modern navi
gation and commerce, and appropri
ates such a sum as may bo necessary
to secure the control of said territory.
Section 2 authorizes the president,
after securing control of the needed
territory, to direct the secretary of
war to construct such canal from the
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