The Brunswick news. (Brunswick, Ga.) 1901-1903, May 07, 1903, Image 1
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 189. PROGRAM OF THE PTTHIAN KNIGHTS • it—— fi 1 ■ THEY WILL HAVE GREAT GATH ERING IN ATLANTA LATTER PART OF THIS MONTH. SEVERAL RACES ARE ON Attorney Max Isaac, Who is a Candi date for Grand Outer Guard, Has a Number of Opponents to Defeat. The annual meeting of the grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias of the state of Georgia will be held in Atlanta on May 19th and 20th, at which time it is expected that there will be fully 1,600 Knights in attend- ance. Out of this number there will be COO members of the uniform rank K. of P., who will participate in the parade and afterwards compete in the drill to be held at Piedmont park. The delegates from the Brunswick lodges have been chosen and an nounced. The program committee, of which Hon. James L. Key is chairman, an nounces for the first time the program for the meeting, which will attract Knights from all over the state. The first day’s program is as fol lows: 9 a. m—Opening grand lodge, K. of P. hall. 10 a. m—Grand lodge leaves K. of P. hall under escort of uniform rank, K. of P„ for the Grand opera house. 10:30 a. m—Reception at Grand op era house -to grand lodge. Address of welcome on behalf of city by Mayor Evan P. Howell. Responded to by Grand Chancellor P. M. Sommerkamp. Address of welcome on behalf of the lodges of the city by F.Roland Alston. Responded to by Grand Vice Chancel lor C. M. Mi/>UII. Address of welcome ::-m - -f'P’ Alumni BatcW-=~- — T ' * • - mftP- I w.t irmighl, was a J * ponded io by Frank A. Hooper, past grand chancellor. 12 m—Morning session of grand lodge at K. of P. hall. Adjournment, grand lodge at K. of P. hall. Adjourn ment 8 p. m—Conferring rank of Knight at Grand opera house by the following officers and team: King, J. W. Aus tin; herald, S. W. Hewin; master-at arms, Wilson; two attendants, B. V. Myers and W. W. Durham; monitor, E. S. Myers; Pythagoras, G. VV. Lew is; chancellor commander, Dr. E. E. Hall; vice chancellor commander, W. H. Harrison; prelate, W. M. Smith; master of work, Hiram Gardner; sen ators, Dr. W. H. McLaughlin, T. H. Jeffriei, F. R. Alston, Wallace Rhodes, R. Eubanks, Shepard Bryan, E. W. Mitchell, B. F. Darden, and E. E. Pom eray. ; Following is the program for May 20th: 9 a. m —Morning session of Grand lodge at K. of P. hall. 12 m—Grand parade of the Uni formed Rank of K. of P. to Piedmont park. 1:20 p. m—Grand barbecue at Pied mont park. 3 p. m—Exhibition drill ana prize drill by 25 teams of the Uniform Rank, K. of P. Afternoon session of the Grand lodge at the K. of P. hall. During this meeting of Ihe Grand Lodge will occur the annual election of officers for the ensuing year, and it is almost certain that C. M. Milan, of Cartersvflle will be elected to the rank of grand chancellor commander. A contest is on for the keeper of rec ords and seal. The office is now held by W. H. Leopold, of Savannah, who is filling out the unexpired term of his father, who died recently. F. Ro land Alston, of Atlanta, wiil oppose Mr. Leopold’s re-election. For outer guard the following Knights are an nounced: R. L. J. Smith, of Jefferson; Mr. McArthur, of Augusta, Max Isaacs, of Brunswick, and Judge R. B Russell, of Wander. WOODRUFF SAYS CLEVELAND. New York Republicans Expect Him to be the Candidate. Syracuse, May 6.—Timothy L. Woodruff declared that in his opinion Grover Cleveland would he the demo cratic nominee for President next year. "Mr. Cleveland’s attitude,” he said, “indicates to me that he is already a receptive candidate for the Presiden cy, and there appears to be a strong sentiment in his favor among the ' ? Mr. party. Tr> my rndninn it will be Uoose .elt and Cleveland.” THE BRUNSWICK NEWS. PEEPING TOM PUNISHED. Tar and Feathers Applied to Macon Boy in Mississippi. Columbus, Miss,, May 6.—At the Ag ricultural and Mechanical college, at Starkeville, Miss., C. L. Minojosa, a student from Monterey, Mexico, was caught in the act of concealing him self in the apartments used by the girls of the'institution. He also wrote the most shocking stories about some of the most highly respected girls at the school. When it was established that he was the guilty one a detachment of students, took him from the guard house Saturday night and carried him to the woods near by, tarred him and then compelled him to roll over and over again in a bed of feathers. They then dispersed and he re mained in this deplorable condition over night. He was sent to his home Sunday. From all accounts he was a bright boy and it was hard to convince- the faculty that he was the guilty one, on account of his excellent standing here tofore. FOR MUROEP. OF HIS WIFE. John Hays is Jailed in South Caro lina. Columbia, S. C. May 6.—John Hays was committed to jail in Walhalla to day charged with, the murder of his wife, who was shot and instantly killed on.the morning of April 2fith. John E. Mason, magistrate, committed Hays upon an affidavit of Mr. Crame, the father of the wife of young Hays. It was currently reported that Mrs. Hays had committed suicide and had left a note saying why she had done so. The arrest of young Hays has caused a great deal of excitement in the community where all the persons live. The parents of both Mr. and Mrs. Hays are well known farmers. ROOSEVELT HAD TO BE GOTTEN RID OF. President Wilson’s Idea of How He Came to be Advanced. Chicago, May G—President Roose velt owes his high position to the fact that hiT was a politician who did not to office, saial'r. Wooß -1 •*•**' ‘J-lnJ'yit;. lasi _^d-essihK"lne annual mfebt.ing of*thiErTTntieth Cen tury Club. The subjecvof his address was “Patriotism.” “Roosevelt was thrown aside by the politicians,” continued the speaker. “He attended meetings and became one of them, but if things did not suit ham ho said so. He was so sure ho knew how things ought to be done and he was so much trouble to the politicians that they gave him a po sition to get rid of them. If men would study politics not striving for office it would change the face of af fairs all over the country. The dan ger in our age is not partisanship, hut our thoughtful men will belong to no party. Don’t form yourself into a third party. Don't isolate yourself. Go into the arena and take an active part." MASONS MEETING IN ROME. Seventh District Holding Annual Con vention There. Rome, Ua., May 6. —The third an nual Masonic convention for the sev enth district of Georgia was called to order here this morning at 11 o'clock in the Masonic temple by Grand Mas ter Meyerhardt. The indications are that this will he by far the greatest gathering of Ma sons ever assembled in Georgia if not in the entire south. More than fif teen hundred Masons will be on hand. Worshipful Master Meyerhardt has received letters from all parts of Georgia and Alabama shewing that the attendance this year wiil be larger titan ever before and that the spaci ous Masonic temple wiil bo taxed to its utmost capacity. The Masons of Rome will do their utmost to make the entertainment a magnificent success in every partic ular. FISHING AT CUMBERLAND. Pleasant Party of People are Now on / the Island. The season at Cumberland is now well under way and quite a large num ber of guests are already at the ho tels, among them being Messrs. Jor ges, Southerland and James, of Cincin nati; Dr. Creighton, Col. Russell and Dr. Frazer, of St. Louis, and Mr. Mor gan, of Jacksonville. This party has probably broken the record for sheephead fishing on the island, and during their short visit there they have caught over a hundred pounds of slieephead. Manager Jacobi, who was in the city yesterday, says fish are bitting fine on the island this year. He expects a large season and says by the first of June his hotel will probably be tilled with guests. BRUNSWICK, GA., THURSDAY MORNiNG, MAY 7, 1903. OYSTER FACTORY KASCLOSEDDOWN ♦ SEASON HAS BEEN THE LARGEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANY. THEY DID A BIG BUSINESS * Manager Abrams Says More Oysters Have Been Shipped This Year By His Company Than in Any Previous One. The Ailten Canning Company yes terday closed down their factory, af ter one of the most successful sea sons in tile history of the factory. J. B. Abrams, the general manager, was seen by a News reporter yester day and when asked about the busi ness of the factory during the oyster season, he said that they had, since they first opened, -had all the business that the factory was able to do, and have had easy sales for all the oys ters that could be canned. When asked how many bushels of oysters had been canned during the season Mr. Abrams said it was im possible to give an estimate, but that they -had canned and shipped more this year than in any previous one. The factory, of course, will be shut down until September, when the oys ter season opens again. ALLISON MILL BURNED. Loaded Cans Were Also Destroyed at Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, Ga., May 6—The large sawmill of the Allison Lumber Com pany, including the dry kiln and con siderable lumber, was burned between 11 and *l2 o’clock today. Five cars loaded with lumber on the sidetracks r/oi*,;,Jii--o consumed, wnich means a * r w Vo the A.iahiic and Birm ingham Railroad Company. Operations at the mill proper have been suspended several weeks, hut the planing mill was running today when the fire occurred. The fire started in front of the furnace in the pile of shavings which are blown from the planing mill, some 200 feet away, and which was saved by the heroic ef forts of the fire department. The lire spread rapidly, and it is estimated that in less than three min utes front the time the blaze was dis covered the mill and the dry kiln were wrapped in flames, and too hot to bo approacued near enough by the fire men for effective work. Strang© enough, the lire occurred when the stand pipe at the water plant was emptied for the first time in many months. Notice had been given and it was well advertised that the standpipe was temporarily emptied lor the purpose of being cleaned. This, however, had little effect, as the fire company found a good pressure soon after connection was made and the tire pressue pumps at the station did very fine work. The property of the Allison Lumber Company was placed in the iiands of a receiver November 17th, last, and had just been surrendered try Re ceiver J. E. Mercer to Trustee in Bankruptcy Lon Dickey. The loss amounts to about SIO,OOO, and as the property was uninsured, will he borne by tile creditors of the Allison Lum ber Company. There is about $lO,- 000 of other properly of the estate that will be sold by the trustee aud applied to the debts of the firm. MANY FIGHTS IN SALONICA. Young Girls and Women Among Those Who Dynamite. Vienna, May 6—Advices received from Salonica say that, notwithstand ing the fact that hundreds of Bulga rians have been arrested in street tights. Women and children, and es pecially young girls, take a prominent part in these disturbance. Bombs have been discovered in the houses at Uskub, European Turkey, where the Turkish population is “generally excited, fearing a massacree. .OLD BRUNSWICK LINER. Steamer Saginaw was Formerly on Run to Brunswick. The Clyde steamer Saginaw, which had a collision Tuesday and went to the bottom, carrying a number of pas sengers with her, was formerly a reg ular comer to this port, being on the run between Boston and Brunswick and Charleston. The steamer plyed between these three ports for a number of years. She will be a total loss it in thought. A BIG MEETING IS 01 IN MACON —♦ —■ MANY DELEGATES ARE ATTEND ING THE SUGARCANE CON VENTION. BRUNSWICK MEN THERE . - ■ a>. Our City is Represented by Congress man Brantley, Col Goodyear ant! Hon Edwin Brobston—They Will All Speak., °| y > Macon, Ga„ May fi—The conven tion of cane growers of the United States which opened in Macon today is Rje largest, gathering of its kind ever held in this country. Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and other states where the industry flourishes are well represented and in addition there are many agricultural authorities from Washington and elsewhere in atten dance. The sessions are to continue through tomorrow. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson is to address the eonventlo on the sub ject, “The Relationship of the Agri culture Department to Southern Agri culture.” Dr. H. W. Wiley, of the United States Department of Agricul ture will speak of the history aud de velopment of the beet sugar industry. Dr. W. C. Stubl/s, director of the Lou isiana experimental station, is down for an address on “Cultivation aud Manufacture of Sugar Cane in the United States and Foreign Countries.” Other persons of pit who are expected to address t\S vention are Governor Terrell, of Georgia, Sen ator A. S. Clay, and Chancellor W. B. Hill, of the University of Georgia. CROPS IN GEORGIA. I Disparaging Report is Made by the jßiwmiu-, , Atlanta. May 6.—The Georgia crop report for the week is as follows: The week was generally dry, with warm days and cool nights—conditions favorable for farm work, but detri mental to germination and growth of crops. Cotton and corn seeding are under good headway in the northern section. In the middle section, cotton planting is being rushed, and is practically completed in the southern counties, where cultivation has begun. The general condition of cotton is unsatis factory. Early plants are sickly, ow ing to the prevalence of cool weather, necessitating much replanting lover large areas. Wiarmpth is badly for cotton and corn. The latter is being injured by worms in many sections. Wheat and oats have failed materially within the past two weeks, caused by the Hessian fly and rust, so that the pros pects for good yields are not bright. Rice planting is later than usual. Sugar cane and minor crops are prom ising, but require rain and seasonable temperature. , Peaches are beginning to sited, and previous reports of a generally poor crops aro confirmed CASES IN THE CITY COURT., A Number Were Disposed cf at Yes terday's Session. The city court was in session again yesterday, and the following cases were disposed of: J. M. Burnett vs. J, M. Manning, attachment; dismissed. State vs. Oliver Adams, selling whis key without olicense; noil pressed. Stale vs. George Grant, assault and battery; plea of guilty. Sentence, four months on the chaingang or a fine of $25 and costs. State vs. Sykes Brown, assault and battery; verdict of not guilty. State vs* Catherine Calden, vagran cy; verdict of not guilty. D. J. Dillon vs. E. 1! Day, ot ah, suit on vote. On trial State vs. E. Johnson, selling whis key without a license; plea of guilty. Sentence, ten months on the chain gang or a fine of $2OO and costs. Fined S2CO. E. Johnson, whoever that is, was ujt in tho city court yesterday on the chargo of selling whiskey without a license. He, or she, whichever it is, entered a plea of guilty and Judge Sparks imposed a fine of $2OO. Superior Court Next. The city court will probably ad journ after today’s session, as both the criminal and civil dockets have been about cleared of all cases. The superior court will meet next, tho third Monday in May being the regular time for convening the court. 10 MANUFACTURE CHEMICAL COOOS THE DIXIE DRUG COMPANY ASKS TO BE INCORPORATED IN THIS COUNTY. TO BUILD A FACTORY Understood That the New Company Proposes to Erect One Here and Will Shortly Begin Work. Those Interested. The Dixie Drug Company is the latest corporation (o ask to he incor porated and their petition for charter appears elsewhere in The News this morning., The incorporators in the new com pany are F. D. Aiken, Albert. Fendig, .1. B. Wright, C. li. Gowen, C. M. Gow en, J. H. Whitmire, C. Downing, W. M. Turppor, E. H. Mason, li. E. Bries eninick, J. E. Morgan and J. Stovall Smith, all of this county. In the application for incorporation the company states that the object of the new firm is the manufacture of drugs, medicines, proprietary prepara tions or drugs, beverages and com pounds and all other articles and things of like character. The News understands, from one of the moving spirits of the new com pany, that it is their intention to erect at an early date, in this city, a chemi cal factory and will manufacture all kinds of drugs, patent medicines, etc. All of the incorporators are well known business men of Brunswick and Glynn cjuunty, and The News hopes soon to see the new' company in operation, aifti wishes it much suc cess. OFF FOR THE CONVENTION. Brantley, Goodyear and Brobston are in Macon. Congressman W. G. Brantley, Col. C. P. Goodyear and Hon. Edwin Brob ston are in Macon representing Bruns wick and Glynn county at the meet ing of the sugercane growers. This meeting promises to be one of the largest of the kind ever held, and many prominent people will he in at tendance. Two or three states have appointed delegates from every conn ty, and the Central City will be crowded. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, who delivered such a fine address in this city at the last sugarcane convention, is attending and he will address the large gathering. Congressman Brantley, Col. Good year and Mr. Brobston will all throe probably speak during ihe meeting. ADVERTISING FOR BIDS. Treasury Department Invites Thefh for Electrical Work Here. The treasury department is adver tising for bids for the placing of cer tain combination gas and electric light fixtures in the public building in this city. The advertisement was received by The News yesterday and is as follows: Scaled Proposals. Treasury Department, Washington, D. C„ May I, 1903. Sealed proposals will be received at. this department until 2 o’clock p. in. Friday. May 29, 1903, for the manufacturing and plac ing in position, in complete working order, in the United Slates custom house building, Brunswick, Ga., certain combination gas and electric light, specifications, and blank forms of proposal can hi; obtained upon application to the department. Partial bids will not be eonsid sidered. The department reserves tlie right to reject any and all bids ami io waive defects. Each proposal must lie accompanied hv a certified check in the sum of ten per cent of tlic aggregate amount thereof, drawn to the order of iftc secretary of the treasury, as a guarantee of good faith. Proposals must be addrosed to the secretary of the treasury, Washington, D C., and indorsed: “Proposal for Gas Fixtures, U. S. Custom House, Brunswick, Oa.” H A. HUNTER, * Acting Secretary, TO BUILD HANDSOME BOAT. F. D. M. Strachan to Have Beautiful Craft. F. 1) M. Strachan will soon have one of the prettiest and most costly pleas ure boats on the coast, ami work on same will begin at an early date. Tho boat will be built north and and have an engine of the most modcvT" kind. OFFICIALS GO TO NEW YORK. President Machen and Secretary Bush nell left Last Night. Col. E, C. Machen, president, and C. J. Bushnell, secretary of the Bruns wich and Birmingham railroad, left last night at 9 o'clock for New York. Mr. Bushnell only reached the city yesterday morning, and came on a short business trip. It is understood that Col. Machen will return to the city sometime next week and will be accompanied by President Umsted, of the Mo hawk Valley Steel and Wire Com pany, who left the city Tuesday night. PREPARING FOR ROOSEVELT. San Francisco to Give Him a Rcyal Time. San Francisco, Cal.. May —San Francisco is making the most elab orate arrangements for the reception and entertainment of President Roose velt next week. The program in some respects will resemble that car ried out at the time of the late Pres ident 'McKinley’s visit. The latter, however, came to attend the launch ing of the battleship Ohio and this event was necessarily the chief fea ture of the program. With the visit of President Roosevelt the case is different and the entire time of his stay in the city will be given over to features of entertainemnt. From the preparations now in progress it is safe to assert that the city will be illuminated as never before. Great arches of artistic design will span the chief thoroughfare of the business district and the streets everywhere will be strung with varie-colored electric bulbs. There will be a military parade on a gigantic scale aud a big reception so that all may see the president. On Wednesday the speech to the people of California will he given and the occasion will he marked by a magnif icent display ot fireworks, the Grand army will hold their annual en campment here during the week. This will bring many visitors to the cny trom various parts of California and Nevada. Passenger officials of the railroad- uiecasl one ol the largest crowds ever entertained jn Ban Francisco. 1- l&gfc BY A NEW ROUTE. B. & B. Excursionists to Savannah to Go by Oflerman. Beginning next Sunday the Bruns wick aud Birmingham railroad will put on an early train to Savannah which will give the people of Bruns wick more time iu the Forest City when they go over on the Sunday ex cursions. By an arrangement with the Atlau tic Coast Line, the B. & B. will here after make connections at Offcrinan for Savannah. At present the train, which connects with the Staboard at Thalmann, does not leave Brunswick until after to o'clock in the morning, reaching Sav lan nail about one in the afternoon, and then leave that city about three which only gives our people a short saty there. Under this new arrangement, the B. & B. excursion train will leave about 5;30 o'clock in the morning and will go to Offerman, where connections will be made with the A, O. L., rear, ing Savannah about 9 o'clock and will leave there about live in the af ternoon, thus giving the passengers quite a long stay. THE EARLY CLOSING. Looks Like the Clerks Will Have to Work Until 7 This Summer. No steps have so far been takei by any of tho merchants towards in augurating the early closing move ment in Brunswick this summer, and from preset indications it loks as if the clerks will have to work until 7 o'clock. It seems that a majority of tho merchants are in favor of closing at. six, but still there are two or three who are not willing to enter the agree from present indications it looks as if they wilt all agree not to agree. However, it is understood that the ladies will probably take the matter in chargo again shortly and will cir culate a petition, asking all of the merchants to sign it. SOON TO BEGIN WORK. Bcwen & Thomas to Commence co New School Building, Bowen & Thomas, the well known builders, who have been awarded the Contract for the erection of the New Town school house, by the board of education, will begin work on the new structure within the course ot a week or two. The material has all been ordered and will be ready for the con tractors to commence work shortly. This building, which is to be erect ed out on E street, will be one of the handsomest structures in that sect —>n of the city, and will be ready for so by tho time school begins next aason. PRICE FIVE CENTS. FINANCIERS HI TO SEAT TEDDY NEW YORKERS, IT IS SAID, WANT TO PUT CLEVELAND TO THE FRONT. ARE DOWN ON ROOSEVEI I Morgan, Hill and Others Down on Him Because of His Anti-Trust Ideas —Cleveland is Mor gan’s Favorite. Boston, Mass., May 6. —A corterio of big Boston and New York financiers, including J. P. Morgan and J. J. Hill, but not including Harriman, are look ing around for a candidate to beat Roosevelt because of his antitrust ideas. A careful canvass has just been completed for them which shows tic Bryan may not be able to dict.alo the next democratic nomination, and the combination has decided to finance a Cleveland boom. Judge Parker lias been used merely as a “chair warmer” for Cleveland, Morgan’s candidate for president. Hu is to be pushed steadily from now on, if the financial interests confirm the news they have just received from a high domocratic source, that the next democratic platform will not fie based on silver. So far Cleveland’s direct, assent lias not been squarely acked. It has been rather taken for granted. Their aim is anything to heal Roosevelt. SOUTHERN LOSES THE CASE. Violated Provisions of Law in Buying Virginia Road. Richmond, Va„ May 6.—The' United Slatop circuit court of appeals has affirmed the decision of the lower court in the case of the interstate commerce commission agalnsi the Southern railway, u which flip pi,un tiff claimed that in purchasing the Atlanta and Danville railway the Southern violated the anti-trust law. The object of the suit was to se cure a reduction ot Ihe freight rales at Danville, Va., which were claimed to he excessive compared with the rates in force in Richmond, Lynch burg aud other southern clues. The plaintiff contended that the Southern railway sought to take advantage ol ils own wrong iu violating the anti trust act by treating Dan>:i„ a noiifcompetitive poim aim ..u, uig rates on treight that are uem.y aouoie wuai they are to competitive point.-.. 'rile eomt below in rendering ns decision, said that evidence is tnai, while there was uompetition ia iting business oetwbeu tie .manieru and the Atlanta aud Danviu. mu; . ~,i petition did not reduce rates; iliai im, iact that the Danville rales were low as the Richmond ami Lynchburg rates prior to tSSii does not am.. the question; that this was prior to tile passage ot the anti-ir’i.-i m i a,id prior to tlie reduction i,. rates by m,. Norfolk and Western aim tne t hi aku peake and Ohio. EVERY BULLET STRUCK A MARK Gr.ffith Killscf One Negro and Woun ded Three Others. Laurel, Dei.. May t; - John Griffith, of Georgetown, a soldier during tho Spanish-American war, was set upon by a gang of negroes at Biidgcvillo iast night, I,ut. he used his pistol with such effect that on,, of his as sailants is dead and three tubers are severely wounded. Griffith escaped with slight, injuries. Griffith was employ and a circus. He got into an altercation will] some negroes and took shelter from Lheir shots behind a dry g ( , I- box. l!o opened (ire on the nm:. and drove it off. Four persons fell before Cir:l' fith's pistol, Geonc .lone., was killed outright and Henry Poll, and Moscly Hardesty badly wounded. NEGROES STRIKE ON KOHtSAAT Lunch Rooms of Former Chicago Etii tor Out of Business. Chicago, May •! —Nearly uvo him died waiters employed in the down town restaurant and lunch room of H. 11. Kolilsaat k- Cos., struck at noon today, causing considerable inconve nience to hundreds of "ouick-luneh" people. |he trouble arose over the substitution of union white girls in tile place of colored men. Will Meet To-day. The board of trade will hold their regular weekly meeting at the city hall this morning. Some important matters are to come up and it is hoped that the meeting will be well attended.