THE BRUNSWICK DAILY NEWS.
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 133.
SEEM TO DIFFER
SOME ARE IN FAVOR OF CHANG
ING NAME OF EPISCO
GO TO SAVANNAH TODAY
Three Ministers will Attend Meet
ing from Brunswick—Three
in Fsvor and Two Against
The annual meeting of the Episco
pal convention will be held in Savan
nah beginning tomorrow morning, and
will be largely attended by the pas
tors of that church from ail sectoins
of the state.
Brunswick and this immediate vi
cinity will be represented by five of
the most prominent members of the
diocese. Those who will attend the
the meeting and will leave this morn
ing are: Rev. W. Rede, pastor St.
Mark’s church; C. G. Bradley, pastor
St. Jude’s; Rev. D. Watson Winn,
pastor Christ churcji, St. Simon; Rev.
J. J. Perry, St. Athanasius, church,
and Rev. Harry Cassil, archdeacon.
Probalfly the most far-reaching
question and decidedly the most in
teresting one will be the proposed
plan, of changing tne present name of
the church of Georgia.
As is well known by members of
the church this question is being ag
itated in all sections of the United
States, the plan to change the name
of the church from that of Protestant
Episcopal to that of the Catholic
church of America.
The members of the Brunswick
clergy of the Episcopal church are
decidedly at issue on this proposition.
It is understood that Revs. Cassil,
Perfiv aq_d Bradley, while not favoring
the name of American Catholic, are
in favor of some change, and that
Revs. Winn and Rede are satisfied
with, the present name, but would vote
to omit the word Protestnat. It has
been suggested that t he convention,
realizing that a different opinion exists
among its members will probably
agree on some other name for the
church and it may be that they will
finally agree on calling it Uni Apos
This question is a mooted one with
the diocese and has been the subject
of much discussion for many years.
The final result will be of great, in
terest to members of the church in
all sections of the state.
A PICTURE OF THE MAYOR.
American Lumberman Has Him Mak
ing Speech at Cornerstone Laying.
In the last issue o! the American
Lumberman, which is the ferealesit
journal of the kind published, there
is a cut of Mayor Crovatt making
the opening address at the laying of
the cornerstone of the steel plant. The
picture is a good one and also shows
that an immence crowd was present
at the ceremonies.
The picture and article were furn
ished by Vv'. S. Irvine, the local cor
respondent of tlie Lumberman. The
“The laying on April 30 the corner
stone of tho $10,000,000 plan of tho
Mohawk Valley Steel and Wire Cos.,
to be erected at Brunswick, was a
holiday occasion. The ceremonies
were opened by A. J. Crovatt, mayor
of Brunswick, and citizens and dele
gates from Georgia and Alabama were
“When completed this will be the
largest, independent steel plant in the
world, manufacturing furnaces, rail
road steel, ship plates, etc. The com
pany will also erect a shipbuilding
plant. Brunswick is one of tho largest
lumber markets in Georgia, and the
addition of the steel works will natu
rally increase the importance as a
port of entry and shipping port. Lum
bermen hero and throughout the state
are greatly interested in this great en
terprise, and will appreciate the fact
that the American Lumberman is
watching the great developments of
the southeast country."
Got Large Sum.
Washington, May 11.—Further in
vestigation into the case of Frank M.
Barnett, clerk of the bureau of Eth
nology, from Alabama, who was ar
rested Saturday charged with stealing
money from the government, disclosed
the fact that his method was to open
fictitious accounts, crediting certain
names with alleged services rendered
fV ‘-’v TUe-e accounts would bo
passed .in t.ie regular way . mu .-.it- i.
would then intercept the check-. The
total sum thus procured was SSOO. •
TO THE REUNION
‘ — t —
BOTH VETERANS AND SONS OF
VETERANS SELECT YOUNG LA
DIES TO ACCOMPANY THEM
SEVERAL WILL PROBABLY GO
Brunswick Wil be Well Represented
in New Orleans During the Re
union Which Begins There
The Confederate Veterans and Sons
of Veterans held a joint meeting at
the office of Dr. W. B Burroughs
Saturday afternoon for the purpose of
naming, sponsors and maids of honor
to the reunion, which is to be held
in New Orleans next week.
Quite a large number of members
of both organizations were present and
th 0 meeting was quite an interesting
The veterans named the following
Sponsor, Miss Irene Wood; first
maid of honor, Miss Kezzie Conoley;
secnod maid of honor, Miss Lucy Hold
The Sons named the following:
Sponsor, Miss Tommie Barkuloo,
first maid of honor, Miss Dora Ma
bry; second maid of honor. Miss Sadie
It is understood that a majority of
The young ladies who were honored
by the two camps will accompany the
delegates l to the reunion.
Probably Brunswick will send the
largest number of' delegates to New
Orleans that has ever represented
11s at a similar convention. The del
egates, sponsors and citizens will
leave hero next Monday morning.
Tho veterans have decided upon the
B. & 8.. Seaboard, and L, & N_.ysD.h*
official route, but many will go by the
WILL BE HERE TOMORROW.
Major French Coming to Inspect the
Major French, of the United States
army, stationed at Fort McPherson,
will he in Brunswick tomorrow, and,
at their armory at night, ho will in
spect the Brunswick Riflemen. Major
French has been in Savannah for the
past week or ten days, inspecting the
companies of that city, and the work
was completed last night.
Ho will now make Savannah his
headquarters until all of the troops
of south Georgia are inspected. To
morrow he leaves for Jesup, where he
will inspect the company of that city
in the afternoon, coming to Bruns
wick at night., From this city he will
go over to Darien, returning from
there hack to Savannah.
The Riflemen expect to make a
very creditable showing.
EVANGELIST MEETING ON.
They Are Being Held at the Baptist
Evangelistic meetings arc in pro
gress at the First Baptist church
this week. The pastor will preach
this afternoon at 4 o'clock and to
night, at 7:45.
l/ev. W. L Walker will arrive to
morrow and assist the pastor. Mr.
Walker, though a young man, is an
experienced evangelist and has held
many successful meetings Wherever
he has been.
Everybody is cordially invited to
these meetings. ,
WILL KEEP YOU WELL POSTED
The News Has a Mae at Work in New
York on B. & B. Story.
The people of Brunswick can rest
assured t#iat they will got all the news
in B. & B. eircVes in New York as
quick as onylliing occurs.
The News has a man in New York,
detailed especially to work up tho
story and he will keep ns advised of
the changes which are now taking
While there is considerable expense
attached to securing a good newspa
per man to work on a story in Now
York, still The Hows realizes that
the people of Brunswick are interest
ed in B. & B. affairs, and naturally
they look to the columns of The News
for the first news. We have succed
ed In getting every item as quick and
sometimes quicker than the large
dailies of other cities.
The people of Brunswick know
to look for local news and we
will continue to give it hours and
[hours ahead of any other agency.
Reorganization Meeting in New York Yes=
terday was Replete with Surprise.
President’s Office Left Vacant
AN EPITOME OF RESULTS
OF MEETING YESTERDAY
McLaurin surrenders all inter
est in the Brunswick and Binning
ham railroad and the Mohawk
Valley Steel and Wire Cos.
Indications are that those in
control of tlio road are anxious
to have Col. Maehen return to
the presidency of the line.
E. H. Mason, of this city, was
elected second vice president of
the Brunswick and Birmingham
railroad company. „
F. E. Twitty, who has served the
B. & B. in the capacity of gener
al counsel, was re-elected to that
The office of the president of
the road was not filled, hut. Bank
er Fairbairn is acting in that ca
pacity, apparently waiting for Col.
Maehen to say the word.
F. B. Chandler was re-elected
auditor ofthe B. & B.
The Brunswick directors who
attended the meeting left New
York last night. t
BETWEEN $300,000 AND $400,000.
That is the Amount That Co 1 Macher,
is Said to Hace Received.
While no one in Brunswick iis in a
position to know, and probably not a
person in the city does really know,
it has been whispered around that
Col. Machen received between $300,-
000 and $400,000 for his stock in the
Brunswick & Birmingham railroad.
It is known that the colonel owned
quite a . large share. However, there
is no one party or crowd yet who has
acquired enough stock to control the
It is understood that Col. Machen,
Banker Fairbairn, Mr. Hyde and
Douglas Green together owned a con
trolling interest and now that Mr.-
Maehen’s share ha? been purchased
by Fairbairn he owns nearly half,
while the Mohawk Valley Steel and
Wire company and Mr. Green have
the other big lumps.
ACCIDENT AT PUMPING STATION
One of the Engines Went Wrong Yes
One of the engines at the pumping
station is out of business, the result
of a broken piston head.
Tho accident occurred yesterday
morning and while not serious
when viewed from a financial stand
point. at the same time just at this
time it is very unfortunate and may
cause both the city and the people
■ An effort was made yesterday to
assertain the cause of the accident,
but all attempts were fruitless.
Chairman Dart, of the council com
mittee on public works, was advised
of the mishap and will take active
steps to a prompt repair of the dam
REACHES FRISCO TOMORROW.
Roosevelt Will Find a Great Recep
tion Awaiting Him.
San Francisco, May 11.—Everything
is in readiness for the recep
tion of President Roosevelt who
is due to arrive here tomorrow at 2,1!i
p. m.. and he will have a genuine
Two and a half days will be spent
hero and during that time the presi
dent will he the center of many pub
lic functions and features of entertain
Thousands of persons from all over
the state are flocking here and it is
safe to say that one of the largest
crowds in the history of the city will
greet the chief executive when he
A Great Gathering.
New Orleans, May 11. —Hundreds
of police chiefs from all parts of the
country have arrived to attend the
convention which begins here tomor
row and it promises to be the most
successful ever held by Hie organiza
BRUNSWICK, GA., TUESDAY M ORNiNG, MAY 12, 1903.
OPEN 810 MADE
TO COL MACHEN
I E. H. MASON, OF BRUNSWICK; IS
ELECTED SEECOND VICE
PRESIDENT OF ROAD.
Action of McLaurin Was a General
Surprise, as He Was Slated for
President—Twitty and Chand
ler in Former Places.
(By Our Special Correspondent.)
New York, May 11. —The reorgani
zation meeting of the Brunswick &
Birmingham Railroad company, held
at 100 Broadway at 11 o’clck today,de
veloped as a big surprise.
When Col. Machen sold out his in
terest last week, those interested in
the road were startled, but the matter
quickly quieted down when it was
stated that a reorganization of the
company would he immediately; ef
fected with former Senator McLaurin,
of- rive,it as president,'^mi
G. M. McLaurin was slated for vice
president of Mohawk Valley Steel and
W;ir o Company.
What transpired at the meeting to
day came like a thunderbolt from a
clear sky it was so unexpected.
iSenator McLaurin went into the
meeting slated for president, and he
came out, an hour later, without
any interest in either tho railroad or
the steel plant.
It was announced that McLaurin had
accepted immediate offer to purchase
his interest; had been paid cash for
it and had resigned his offices in both
Robert Fairhainu, tho New York
banker, is acting president of the road
and it is understood that ho will prob
ably accept the office permanently.
He is being urged to take it.
Following are the other officers el
Douglas Green, New York, first vice
E. H. Maslon, Brunswick, second
C. J. Bushnell, New York, treasurer’
F. B. Chandler, Brunswick, auditor.
F. E. Twitty, Brunswick, general
These are all close friends to Coh
Machen, especially Fairbairn..
None of the gentlemen present
would discuss extraordinary moves in
rooad during the last few days.
Senator McLaurir.' was seen by
your correspondent ai the Woldorf and
| when asked to give a statement re
garding fricting in details he said:
| "You can say that an amicable
| agreement has been made and Mr.
;McLauriu retires from both conpanies
resigning his office and selling his in
terest. Perhaps 1 am betted Cued for
farming in South Carolina that rail
roading and dealing in Wall street, i
will return, to South Carolina very
Acting President Fairbairn and
President Umsted, of Mohawk com
pany, and others also refused to give
It was stoated, however, that work
on the road would be pushed ahead
|on lino- originally laid by Col. Mach
• en. There is significance in the state
ment because of a rumor in Wall
street, that the company would en
deavor to have Machen return and had
offered him the presidency. The fact
that Faidbairn is only acting president
1 lends color to this rumor,
j The meeting this morning was a
! lengthy one, and certainly, after Me
i Laurin left, was harmonious) What
transpired while McLaurln was pres
ent can only be conjectured.
An attempt was made to get a
statement from Col. Machen tonight
who is still in tho city, but failed
Whether Col. Machen was at the meet
' ing or not could not lie ascertained.
I Machen was busy tonight at a dinner
' HOW IT SHOULD BE VIEWED
AT THIS END OF THE LINE.
' The developments of the rneet
' itig of the directors oil he Bruns
t wick and Birmingham railroad
' held in New York yesterday are
1 not calculated to till the average
citizen of Brunswick with gratifi
' It was expected that Senator
! McLatirin would be elected to
1 the presidency and it was hellev
-1 ed that through, his good offices
large capital could he interested
'■ in the work.
’■ The senator has retired from
active interest in both Iho Mo
-1 hawk Valley Steel and Wire Cos.
'. and the Brunswick and Binning
'• ham Railroad Cos., anti this act
' ion cannot, in any sense, he taken
'■ as a healthy sign.
’ On the whole it. is safe lo pre
-1 diet that the work .of the direct
' ors yesterday will cause bitter
1 disappointment in this city and
1 will not increase faith in either
; of the enterprlees.
HOW COLUMBUS VIEWS IT.
ntacheiN Retirement is Bet
ter for That City.
Columbus is greatly interested in
the B. B. roatl at present, and is
closely watching all movements. In
discussing the retirement of Col.
Maehen the Enquirer-Sun of Sunday
"The announcement in yesterday
morning’s Enquirer-Sun I hat Col
Maehen hail sold his interest in the
Brunswick &Birmingham tailroad, and
had resigned the presidency of the
company, was read with deep inter
est in Columbus. The matter was
a general topic among the business
men of the city yesterday, and was
a favorite subject of discussion on
the streets, especially among those
who have followed the career ot' Col.
Maehen as a railroad builder in Geor
The general impression here is that
the resignation of Col Maehen distinct
ly improves the chances of Columbus
capturing (ho Brunswick & Birming
ham, road. Col Maehen favored the
Eufaula route, and il is said threw
all his Influence in favor of that city.
Now that ho is no longer connected
with Ihe road, the chances of ihe
road’s coming by the upper i>jut.e
are thought to be distinctly improv
Red Men in Macon.
Macon, May 11.—Delegates from lo
cal lodges throughout the slate are
arriving on every brain preparatory to
the opening tomorrow of the council
meeting of the Bed Men of Georgia.
The business of the meeting will oc
cupy two days. The Great Sachem
John T. Abney, of Columbus is al
ready here making arrangments for
and another effort failed to get an in
terview. , ,
The Brunswick delegation, who left
for their homes tnight, also refused
to make any statement, even to the
special correspondent of the Bruns
wick News. „
Maehen declared he was out of bus
iness and didn’t want to hear of such
thing as business again. Your corres
pondent asked him many questions
but he positively refused all informa
tion, saying he wa> out of the B. & B.
Col. Maehen, however, volunteered
the information that ne was go
ing to Brunswick at the end of the
week, and that in June he would go
to Europe, and will take in the holy
land before returning. He says he
will stay abroad all summer.
This statomtnt hardly coincides with
Wall street rumors for if Maehen re
turned to active management of the
B. & B. he would hardly he in Po
sition to go abroad for six months.
The Brunswick men who were hero
to attend the meeting left for their
A BURNING SNIP
IS SAVED AT SEA
' CAPTAIN OF THE FRIESLAND
SAVED THE LIVES OF HUN
DREDS OF PASCENGERS.
HE DID HEROIC WORK
Liner was En Route to Philadelphia
Blaze Ws Discovered and Af
ter a Hard Fight the Ship
Philadelphia. May 11.—The Ameri
can steamship Firesland came yester
day from Liverpool with 111 <*abin
and 038 steerage passengers.
There was grave danger of destruc
tion by fire during the voyage.
From one of tiie passengers it is
learned that on the fourth day out
Captain Apfold was notified that the
ship was on lire by the second officer.
The captain mounted on the upper
(leek, where smoke was pouring from
tiie hatch iu dense volumes. With an
order to have the pumps manned Cap
tain Apfeld soon had the men engaged
in hoisting out bales of cotton and
barrels of rosin, parafinc ami wax
Captain Apfeld seized a rope and
swung himself into the hold, although
several had been nearly suffocated on
tiie first attempt. In the eour-e of an
hour's time the fire had been con
Near the place whore the fire origi
nated were barrels of oil. Had llie..
Ignited nothing could lut\e saved the
ship- In the fight Captain Apfeld ;;
face and arms were blistered.
To show their appreciation tiie pa:
i'tigers drew up a set of complimen
tary resolutions and presented them
to tho captain.
THE BEECHER IN TROUBLE.
Schooner Went Aground on the South
Jetty Near Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, May 11.--The sclioon
r Harold C. Beecher, Captain Mc-
Donald, while being lowed to sea ye-,
terday. went aground on (lie south jet
ly, and for some time stuck hard and
The cause ol the accident was the
paiting oi a hawser at a most crit
ical time. When the hawser parted
i lie schooner was only a few feel from
Hie south jetty and all efforts of the
crew could not prevent the crash. The
vessel struck and with good force, and
for a time she was hard and fast.
The tug Admiral Dewey went to the
rescue and pulling the schooner off,
bringing her lo this port last night on
the high tide. Tho Beecher was load
ed with lumber and had a full cargo.
it is generally believed that her hull
lias been injured and she will lie un
loaded here and a survey held.
The Beecher is a good ship and
if is hoped that her injuries are slighf
but. this will not lie known in several
The Beecher is an old trader to
this port and the many friends of
the genial captain hope Hint his vhs
sol will he nil right in a few days
EXPECTED THIS WEEK.
Col. Machen Will Probably Return
to the City.
It is expected that Col. Machen will
return to the city sometime during the
week from New York, and his return
will he awaited with genuine inter
est by the people of this city.
It is probable that Col. Machen will
tell us some good nows upon his arriv
al and we may expect to hear that
lie has not. servered his connections
with Brunswick even if he has sold
his interest in the road.
!! is also probable that Mr. Umsted
and associates will be in the city
within the course of few days
it was said when the parly left, the
city, that, Mr. Umsted would return
with Col. Machen (his week.
KING EDWARD’S VISIT.
Scotland is Preparing for a Genuine
London, May 11.—So many year.-
have elap-ed since a P ti.-di -ov .
eign held court in the ancient and ids
toric palace of Holy rood that tin ■is
it of the King and Queen to Edin
burgh this week in attracting great
attention throughout the kingdom.
During the King’s taty in Scotland,
which is to last, about, a week, it
will lie times of general rejoicing
everwhere and the people have pre
pard for it in great shape.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AT IIS HEIGHT
FORMER SPECIAL AGENT OF THE
TALKS OF IT.
MOkRL THAN tV£R BIT ORE
He Says All Kinds of Valuable Ar
ticles are Mow Being Smug
gled into This Country By
New York, May 11 —William I]
Theobald, former special agent of the
treasury department, makes the state
went that more smuggling is going on
now than there lias been at any pre
vious time in the history of the United
State-- government. Of his own per,
son a I knowledge, he said, be knew of
four pearl necklaces, no one of which
was worth b s than which had
been brought into the for* or New York
without paying a cent of duly. Fit:
titer than thi -. he said he knew of
at least four lirms in Maiden Lam
who are engaged in the unlawful brai
lle, and that he cun place bis hands on
them at moment’s notice.
Ludwig Ntssben, who has been
cho eu to go abroad, to bring about
a more thorough understanding be
tween the foreign agencies and the
dealers there says: ''Smuggling am
ong Ihe merchants is less than ti It,,
ever been before. I do not believe
that there are any large responsible
bouses that countenance it, hut the
.smuggling travellers lias been on the
“‘Many seizures have been made
ill tile last two years but for every
one caught, many go free. If Uie.m
people only knew it, they oould mty
immoral.' cnenpeT t.iT. , AvTF. VL. utTTjT
added, than in Europe, because the
merchants of Fur dim invariably urn
the highest when they know that mi
American is the purchaser.”
THE COMING REUNION.
Recent Appointments Made By Gen
eral John B. Gordon.
General John li. Gordon, common
dor In chief of the Confederate .
eiaus, has issued the following:
The commending general has an
notinced the following inenihc! of iin
stil ft appointed liy him'to Ini. <■lnn
of the sponsors and maids of ic. 0..
and all social ten'ures |er!:, nisg !o
headquarters, to wit: Col. VV . Weed
ward, of Wilmington, N. ('. i , in.mti
lion Paul Capedevilh', of No.. Oil' ~ i
La., Dr. .1. It. Cowan, of Tuiih'HjM
Tenn., Col. W. G. Coyle, of ' v Or
leans, Col. N. G. Pearsall, c .::u;tou.
The following members oi amp
Beauregard camp No 130, I'S, (' V,,
arc herhy ajtpolnted temporary aides
on tlie sniff of Mie eomniundiu.; • u:
erol for the Now Orion ; reunion
witii tic rank of captain ami * ,i‘ in
olioyed and respected accoi diugiy
Captain E. I: Hall.
Captain W Covington llalj.
Captain Grand land Tehauit.
They will report t.o Col. W. .1
Woodward, Chairman, for ins rite
The general comma tiling I alms
pleasure in announcing the i 110-w
appointments for the tv w Orh.a
Miss Ethel Tillman !!> a, ! ' :li
ter of George Philip lie ns' of :
Ala., io be sponsor for tin south
Miss Loulsianna 11. G < r
of Col. Tobias Gihsot l
Ky . to ho chief maid of i , ,
Miss Anna 1. Case • •
of -T W. Casth'imui ot v
lean". J.a.. maid of It' •
AN INTEREST' ■ •-'N.
Modi Business thi 1 Coin
This M .
Tl'O GI-. mi : ' in l '-.I
no doubt he a v. m
-01,1 A mote, ti'” u-es to trio.]
is that of ,loe Slur" c :i r '. ,, 'i with ! ■■■'
murder of Hump Shew". Tt wiii
be reniemi 'oi'ed t 1 i irv has
ready had two Cm: ;tn-l m both the
juries failed to U’tirh t verdict and
mistrials were tie re-.":!!. Story has
been confined in the Glynn county
jail for about eigh’eeu months and
the expense to the county has been,
a great deal.
Some time ago Story made an ef
fort to secure n bondsman but he
There are a number of interesting
civil suits and altogether the session
will be an important one.