THE BRUNSWICK DAILY NEWS,
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 196.
THE CITY COUNCIL
MET LAST NIGHT
A BATCH OF INTERESTS MAT
TERS WERE DISPOSED OF AT
A LONG SESSION.
NO POLICEMEN ELECTED
The Mayor is to Appoint Them Today.
Other Parties Want a Franchise.
Various Subjects Were
City council met in regular session
last night and disposed of a number
of routine matters. On account of the
late Ihour of adjournment, the official
minutes could not be prepared, but
will appear in the-e columns tomor
Among the petitions and communi
cations received was an application
for electric street railway franchise
and power plant from Chicago and
New York parties; a petition form
the .board of education for a 99 year
lease of Orange park, in New 7 Towm.
on w'liich to build the brick school
bouse, which were referred to the
Among the reports was one of spec
ial significance from the the taxes
and revenue committee relative to re
funding tax paid in error by parties
ow'ning lots and holding the title
through the Houston lease. In an
opinion rendered by the city attorney
he advised the committee that it was
an error to collect a land tax and the
amount thus paid war- ordered refund
ed. The committee on railroads and
harbor, on the petition of the 13. & 13.
railroad, submitted a report recom
mending that the sipur track, as laid
across the boulevard into the Aiken
Canning company’s plant, be allowed
to remain subject to the usual con
ditions of maintenance of crossings
and street grades, and to be removed
in the discretion of council on thirty
Council took a recess for the pur
pose of considering title applications
for vacancies on the police force. Af
ter the recedes the mayor announced
that he would, this morning, as di
rected by the mayor and council, namc
the appointees selected Ivy the mayor
and council to fill tile vacancies, such
appointees to hold office until other
Advices were received from the
Seagrade company, of Columbus, Ohio,
stating that the truck wa- nearly com
pleted, but they were waiting on the
steel manufacturers for tires of the
Various reports from officers wero
read and took the usual course. A
resolution was passed authorizing the
mayor to borrow $5,000 to supply
The usual monthly bills and ac
counts, properly approved and au
dited, were passed for payment,
YACHT CLUB IS OFF.
There is Nothing Doing and the Pro
posed Club Will Not Materialize.
Some time ago there was a great
deal of talk about (lie organization of
a yaclit club in tiiist city but now it
seem, that everything is off and the
ciub will not be formed.
Wo have a sufficient number of
yacht owners Iboie but they do not
seem to have any desire to form an
It may he that Brum-wick is a lit
tle small for a club of this kind and
if this is the case wo are bound to
have one soon because the city is
growing at a rapid rate.
CHANGING THE COLOR.
Old Plant System Yellow is Being
- Painted out by S. A. L.
The large warehouse of the Atlan
tic Coast Line, at the foot of Glou
cester street is receiving anew coat
of paint, which will add greatly to the
appearance of the building.
The old color, yellow, whiclh has ad
orned the building since it was erec
ted, will be changed and the new ow
ners are having it painted a lead col
It is understood that the road will
also have the other building in the
city changed from yellow to lead col
It Is Dull Now.
During the past few days things
have been very quiet in real estate
circles. This condition of affairs is
no duubt caused by the uncertainty
of several enterprises that are to be
here within a short time. The man
wljith money Should now invest as
property is surely going up and at
an eaaiy date too.
BOARD OF TRADE HELD MEETING
YESTERDAY AND SATISFIED
The Brunswick board of trade held
a very important meeting In its
quarters at the city hall yesterday
morning at 11 o’clock which was
attended by a large number of the
members of the organisation.
The feature of the meeting was the
discussion over a telegram received
by President Aiken from Mr. Cm
sted, relating to the site of the steel
plant. Mr. Pasted pointed out in his
telegram that the report of the engi
neer in eiharge was to the effect that
the site was short some four hun
dred feet of the amount originally
The board took the matter up, and
in a very few minutes the grievance
of President t Tins ted was remedied
and another obstacle to the coming of
the plant was removed.
E. H. Mason, wbo has been in New
York for several days was at the
meeting and made a little talk in
which he took occasion to say that
in his opinion the situation as re
gards the B. & B. and the steel plant
were both in a very satisfactory con
He was given the very closest at
tention by title members of the board,
and his talk was thoroughly en
A number of other matters of a
routine matter were taken up and
disposed of, after which the meeting
GEORGIA’S MILITIA WILL HAVE
A CAMP THIS YEAR AT THE
COST OF THE STATE.
Encampment of the Georgia troops
begins next month if the recommen
dation of the military advisory board
are -carried out by Governof Terrell,
and it is very likely tihat they wil be.
Just where all the regiments will
he centered is a matter of doubt, but
it is positive that Griffin, Ga., will get
at least two of the regiments, and the
other three regiments will he allowed
to camp in their respective territo
To cany all the regiments to Grffin
would involve great expense and for
that reason Goveronr Terrell is will
ing to allow the regiments to choose
a place in their own locality so that
the cost of raHroad transportation will
Since the announcement yesterday
that there would be an encampment
this year the military men in Bruns
wick have scarcely talked of anything
else. It has been many years since
the soldiers were provided with a
camp by the state, and tihe members
of the various companies are, of
course, very much elated over the an
Savannah will get the state shoot
next August. The advisory board
recommended to the governor that
Savannah was the place for it. This
recommendation came as was predict
ed several weeks ago.
Macon had the shoot last year and
was very anxious- for it this year, hut
it was feared that the new bullets
carried by the new guns would he too
much for the Macon range.
Governor Terrell says he thinks
the encampment will be held between
Juno IS and June 30. It may be ne
cessary to camp two regiments at a
time, as it. is not thought now that
the state has a sufficient number of
tents on hand for all of the regiments
to camp at one time.
The encampment this year .will do
lot- towards arousing interest in mH
itry matters in Georgia and it is pre
dicted that the Georgia troops will be
on a better footing than ever, after a
week in camp.
CAUGHT iN WHIRLWIND.
Schooner James W. Paul, Jr., Dam
aged on Way From Havana.
The five-masted schooner James W.
Paul, Jr., arrived in port yesterday
morning from Havana, with her fore
Captain Silkey reports that when
out of Havana his schooner got
caught in a whirlwind, which was
the eause of ike accident. The
schoner was in the midst of the whirl
and foi a while it looked as if the
damage would be considerable more
than it was.
The schooner is now moored at the
Atlantic Coast Line wharf, where she
will take on a cargo and the damage
will be repaired before she galls.
THE BRUNSWICKIAN WAS DEEP
LY IMPRESSED WITH THE
B. & B. SITUATION.
HE TALKS VERY HOPEFULLY
Thinks That the Line Will Be Pushed
on to Birmingham, and Sees No
Reason Why Steel Plant
Should Not Come.
Hon. E. H. Mason, third vice presi
dent of the Brunswick and Birming
ham railroad, w 7 ho lias been in New
York during tiiie present w 7 eek atten
ding a meeting of the directors of the
company and w'hose return was men
tioned in these columns yesterday,
was seen by a News representative
and in discussing the situation Mr.
Mason displayed a cheerfulness that
was more than pleasing. ,
When asked w'hat he thought in
a general way of recent developments
regarding the road he said:
“1 am certainly very pleasently
impressed with the situation. There
has bee considerable friction among
the members of the board of di
rectors, and the fact that this evil
has been remied ito a good sign of the
times. “It seems to me,” continued Mr.
Mason, “that there iis no question
but what the B. & B. will ha built
to Birmingham, it is a good business
proposition and one tiiat will certainly
catch the attention of unvested cap
When questioned as to who it was
that purchased the Maehen and Hyde
interest in the road Mr. Mason said:
"It. was Umsted and his associate,
and in speaking of Umsted,” said Mr.
Mason, “he seems to he txn top in New
York, and I am informed that ho has
lias met all of his obligations with re
ference to the B. & 13. Ho is in controll
of the majority of the stock of the
“On the whole I am more satisfied
with the general aspect of things than
I have ever been, and I see no cause
for any discontent on the part of
the people of Brunswick.”
With reference to the Mohawk
Valey Steel and Wire company, Mr.
Mason says he discussed Uie matter
with Mr. Umsted while in Now York,
and that tlh,e latter gentleman says
that he will unquestionably build the
plant and that he has -'-efficient money
back of him to do it.
From every point of view The News
feels that it is safe in the statement
CLEVELAND IS THE ONLY MAN
WHO CAN WIN IN THE NEXT
Washington, May 14. —One of the
most prominent democrats in the Uni
ted Stales and a senator who has a
life time job of it, has been in this
city for several days and it is need
less to say that he has been taking in
the political situation.
In a conversation with your corres
pondant today he said that he be
lieved Grover Cleveland would be the
next candidate of the democratic par
ty and he took occasion to say that
“he will be the next president too.”
The prominent democrats of the
country seem to be of the same op
A large number of the leaders of
thought have been here within the
-past few days and they, without, ex
ception, say that Cleveland is the only
man who can win.
Exposition at Rhelrns.
Klieims, May 14.—The great indus
trial exposition for which prepara
tions have been in progress for some
thing over a year, will open tomor
row. The products of the agricultur
al sections of Prance are to bo ex
Rev. Walker Preached.
Evangelist W. L. Walker greatly
pleased a good sized audience at
tihe First Baptist church yesterday
afternoon and last night. He preached
last night on “Sin'is Lawlessness,”
and presented its subject with such
clearness and freshness that he made
a profound impression on bis audience.
His style is symple and natural, and
his manner is earnest and entirely
free from sensationalism. The pastor
and people are very much gratified
with tihe outlook. Services today; at
4 p. m. and 7; 45 p. m.
BRUNSWICK, GA. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1903.
A THIRD PARTY OF CAPITALISTS
ASK FOR A STREET CAR
There seems to be a general demand
for the franchise in this city for the
construction of- a system of electric
For several weeks the city coun
cil has had under advisement pe
titions from two concerns for
(he privilege of building a lino of
that character and at the meeting of
council held last night a third re
quest for (his franchise was received
from a number of capitalists of New
York and Ciiicago.
In flip formal pelition filed with
the council la. t night, those wanting
the franchise made a reasonably fair
offer and it seems lo ihave.'i an well
received by the members 4-f the
No action was taken in I lie premi
ses, however, and the matter was re
fried to the council committee on
With this third petition to the coun
cil for tikis very important franchise
it seems more than safe to predict
that the people of this city will, at
an early date, have an electric car
CORBETT AND JEFFRIES ARE IN
FRISCO GETTING IN SHAPE
FOR THE FIGHT.
San Francisco, May 14. —Jefferies
and James J. Corbett are in the city
with their respective followers and
I .ackers and tomorrow evening they
are expected to get together and ar
range the final details of their coming
From tiie present on the two men
will put in their time training for
tiie fight. U is expected that Jeffries
V.-H1 remain in ‘.he va> inity ; f Lcs An
geles, ih is former homo, which he con
siders an excellent place for training
and ho has already prepared lo re
main there until the contest.
Ji-ffries will he assisted in his train
ing by Robert Fitzsimmons and ot
hers while Corbett will be trained
by his two brothers and Yank Ken
PLOT TO KILL JUDGE HARRIS.
Tramps Whom He Has Prosecuted
Try to Kiii Him,
Rome, May 14. —A bold attempt, it
is said, was made tonight lo assasi
nate G. A. H. Harris, former judge of
of tiie city court of Floyd county.
Judge Haris is tiie local attorney of
the Southern railroad and it is said
dial he has been relent lets in prose
cuting tramps for stealing rides on
A dozen or more tramps congrega
ted in the vacinity of the home of
Judge Harris tonight, and one of them
who was under the influence of li
quor gave the plot away.
The would-be murderers made their
escape but tiie sheriff and his depu
ties rounded up six suspicious charac
ters, two of whom are thought to bo
wanted in another place for burglary.
Oven fifty tramps have been arrested
here in (he past month charged with
train riding, and they have caused
the authorities much trouble.
Handsome New Home.
J. W. Watkins is thinking of buil
ding a handsome new residence on tiie
lot where his present home is. Mr
Watkins owns a pretty piece of prop
erty on Union street and-his idea
is to remove his present house lo
that lot and build another home where
it now stands. ~
NORTH TAKES CHARGE OF THE
CENSUS DEPARTMENT OF OUR
Washington. May 14. —The change
in the census department of the gov
el ement caused by, the resignation of
Mr. Merrlam and the appointment of
S. N. D. North will become effective
During ihe long period Mr. Mer
riant has been.at the bead of the cen
sus bureau lie has given general sat
isfaction and his successor will find
the department in good shape.
Mr. Merriam will at once remove
to New York and devote bis time to
NO! if! LIMBO
OFFICERS PYLES AND LAMB DID
THE WORK YESTER
BOTH ARE OLD TIME CROOKS
The Of'iccrs Are Now on a Close
Lookout and it is Believed
That Others Will Be
Two of the burglars who have been
playing havoc in the city for tihe past,
day or two wore arrested in the saloon
of Gil he. i Williams on the Bay yes
terday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff R.
S. Pyle, and Constable S. D. Lamb.
The negroes in question were Albert
Ward and John McCoy, two of the
worse characters in the county.
Ward is an exceptionally had char
acter and the last record of him was
tih.nt he escaped from the county chain
gang, having bben convicted on a
very serious charge. McCoy is also
on the shady side of the criminal
record and ha- been on the county
chain ganig several times.
The two negroes when arrested were
’having a good easy time in the bar,
buying drinks, etc.
The officers located Me men from
the fact that some of the eights stolen
from the store of IT. Selig, on Grant
street, were offered for ale and were
bought by Williams.
They were at once taken in charge
hv the officer and were placed in the
The Nows has it that the officers
are on the track of others who have
been implicated and it is more than
likely lhat other arrests will follow*
in the course of a day or two.
CHINESE BOYS COMING.
Ten Bright Little Chaps From Good
Fereitis'c, Coming tc Attend School.
Washington. D C May 14. —Uni-
ted States consul Wilcox, at Hankow
notified tlie state department that ten
1 might little hoys from good famil
ies, would sail on tlic ship Nippon.
Marti tomorrow for the United States
to he placed in college.
The are in enlarge of Sao Alfred
Sac, a Wa-hington high school hoy
and graduate from Cornell
Some Fine Cabbage.
The Southern Produce company has
received hundreds of cabbages this
week from James T. Dent’s planta
tion and til ley aoe certainly beauties.
The company lias no trouble in dis
posing of Mich vegetables.
IT IS NOT BELIEVED THAT COL.
MACHEN WILL AGAIN RETURN
TO THE 3. & B.
New York. May 14. Thor i- no
doubt but that Gol. Machen is out of
tihe Brunswick and Birmingham road
far good and I'm all.
Notwithstanding the fact that re
ports have been sent out saying that
he would lie again elected president
there seems to be no doubt but that,
what he stated in his first interview
after the selling is correct in every
sell.-,.: of tt’:o word.
Mr. Faii-baiim. who is now anting
president will be Die. man and ho
will make an excellent official.
Although lie has had little exper
ience in the i oad he is a man
of great ability especially as a finan
cier and under his management there
is no doubt but that the road would
keep on increasing its earning capac
They Were Worried-
Quito a limber of Bninswiokian',-‘
w*.', have relatives and I lends in Jack
sonville were very much worried
when tiie reimris of the flood reached
hero but as soon as lie News was
out stating that no live.- had been
lost, their worry stopped.
Going to Cumberland.
Quite a large number of the local
fishermen are going to Cumberland
as soon a- the weatlie; breaks and
the chances aro that they will be
lucy it*is time. Old fisihormon say
that, diuin will be biiing in fine shape
within the next few' days.
After the North Pole.
Paris, May 14.—'The Artie expedi
tion under the patronage of tiie Aca
demy of Science will sail tomorrow.
THE FLOOD AT JACKSONVILLE
DOES DAMAGE TO THE EX
TENT OF $400,000.
Jacksonville, Fla. May 14—(Special)
—The total damage done by the food
here Wednesday lias been estimated
at $400,000, $200,000 of which was in
the city and-$200,000 damage was
done to the railroads.
Tonight the city is still in total dark
ness. the electric light plant not yet.
being in condition to begin operation.
However, tihe water has entirely re
ceded, the street ears are again run
ning. and everything Is being cleared
away. Trains over the different
railroads will begin to run again to
The damage was mostly among the
merchants along Bay street, the prin
cipal thoroughfare of the city, their
stock being greatly damaged by wa
Tlie Seaboard Air Line Is the heav
iest loser among the railroads. From
Jacksonville to Baldwin north and
From here to Yuleo south, the dam
age i enormous. A large force of
hands were put to work today, how
ever, and the track, where it was
washed away, is being rapidly re
The electric light company an
nounced tonight that they would be
ready to turn on the lights over the
city tomorrow night, while the street
cars have been running all day
The water was nearly all gone early
this morning, and tonight the oily Is
as dry as ever, except ill a few
place-. Everything Is moving along
nicely anil, like niie fire of two years
ago, Jacksonville will soon overcome
NEW ORLEANS IS ANXIOUSLY
AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF
A special from New Orleans says:
Everything is now practically in shape
for the Veterans’ reunion. Audito
ritim quarters for tlie veterans and ar
rangements for feeding them are all
in shape. The great betting ring til
the fair grounds will lie their dining
room and the tents in the field will
lie provided with pianlt floors and
excelsior mattresses. The committee
lias bought 5.000 blankets and an equal
number of cots, which will be put into
the Basque! building and tihe old hotel
Royal, which will accommodate 5,000
to 0,00(1 men witli sleeping quarters.
The entertainment of the veterans
who are to be fed will begin with
breakfast Tuesday morning. May 18.
Ample provisions have been ordered
to supply every want.
General Gordon, commander of the
Tennessee division, has written that
liaero will lie 545 men in uniformed
companies from various cities in that
sluie. They will bring guns and
blankets. It is hoped tlial as many
of the organized companies as can
will bring blankets. The attendance
will be enormous. There will he about
5.000 from Tennessee, 5,000 from Ar
kansas, 25,000 to 40,000 from Mis
sis, ippi, 15,000 to 20,000 form Texas,
etc. Of course Ixiuisanna will have
a vast number.
Governor Frazier, of Tennessee, and
Governor Terrell, of Georgia, will he
here with large numbers of members
of their staffs. Judge Reagan, sole
-itrvivor of President Davis' cabinet,
will conic with the Texas Sons of Vet
erans, and will be shown special
Mrs. Stonewall Jackson will lie
here with Judge and Mrs. George L.
Christian of Richmond. The heralds
from the states who will ride in the
decorated coaches at tho head of the
parade, hearing tho banners of tlieir
divisions have all accepted except lie
Indian Territory herald, who will Siam
.. TO BE HEARD MONDAY.
Gill Case Will Come Up in Supreme
The lawyers in tiie care of (lie city
vs. Lewis Gill have been notified by
the supreme court that the case will
i,o heard in Atlanta next. Monday,
ai.d they will leave for Atlanta Sunday
The case grows out of the old po
lice trials, in which Gill was convicted
and dischaged from the force. His
attorney, R. E. Dari, carried the case
to tiie supreme court, and seems cer
tain that that high state tribunal will
reverse the decision of counicl whsn
tho case is heard Monday.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NEW SAW MILL
■w:r- ir‘ .—+ — f
WEALTHY WISCONSIN PEOPLO
HERE YESTERDAY WITH j
I HEY BOUGH I LARGE TRAGTS
Messes. Sneed, Rice and Damon Spent
the Day Here and Were Very
Much Pleased With Our
The chances are lhat in the course
of a few months Brunswick wi.i have
a. new and up-to-date saw mi! in her,
Messrs. F. N. Sneed, T S. U'ce,
of Milwaukee, and Messrs. Fred and
A. K. Damon, of Madison, Wisconsin,
wbre in the city yesterday looking
into tihe advi. ability of constructing
the mill, and The News lias it that,
were very much impressed withi
J Brunswick as a suitable site for a
great saw mill.
Messrs. Sneed and Rice have recent
ly purchaed the immense tract of
timber lands owned by W. R. Town
send nad J. A. Ward, and located on
tlie line of l lie B. & B. about seventeen,
miles from the cisy.
This is among the best timber lands
in this section of the state, consists, of
tome 12.000 acres and has a splendid,
it is understood that in case tlie
gentlemen decide to build the mill
that it will he one of the best equipped,
in Georgia. It will have a capacity,
fifty thousand feet per day. and will
bp modern in every sense of the
The Messrs. Damon, who are in tlia
party, are expert timber men and
practical woodsmen, and it Is under
stood that they pronounce the lamia
among the best they have ever seen.
The party returned to Milwaukee
MEETING OF CANKERS.
Annual Convention Will Be Held in
Atlanta June 17.
The bankers of Georgia will hold
their annual convention in Atlanta
June 17, and Secretary llillyer, of Ma
con has given out l lie following pro
Address of welcome to the city of
Atlanta by Mayor Evan i'. Howell.
Re-poiise to address of welcome by
|J. Ferris Cann. vice president of tho
Commercial bank of Savannah.
Address by President F. 1). Blood*
Report of executive council by,
Chairman It. F. Maddox.
Reports of delegates lo tihe Ameri
can Bankers' association, held at New,
Orleans last November, by MilLs B.
Lane, president Citizens’ bank, Sa
Report of Treasurer George H,
Report of Secretary L. P. Hillyer.
Address by Hon. William B. Ridge,
ly, comptroller of the currency, Wash
ington, D. C. !
Report on Fidelity Insurance by J,
G. Rhea, of Griffin.
Ropqrt. on Burglar Insurance by,
L. 0. Hanyp of Augusta.
At two o’clock a luncheon will bo
given to the delegates, their wives
and daughters by the Georgia Bank
ers' association at Piedmont Driving
At it:3') p. in. a banquet will be given
lo the members of tiie association
ami their gent emen guests by ttuy
Atlanta Clearing House association.
Oil the second day there will tio
several discussions. The first will bo
Oil Ihe “Pride it I-aw,” and will bo
led by Oscar Dooley, cashier of tho
Home Saving bank of Macon. Thu
second discussion will lie “Dishonesty
of bank clerks.” which will bo led by
A. J. Hansel), cashier of the bank of
Third discussion, “A Slate Auditor,”
led by W l>. Manely, mushier of the
Farmers' and Traders.' bank At*
Any member of tho association may
speak on any of these subjects fog
The cl- fion of officers will take
place the afternoon of Juno IS.
Rain Doing Damage.
The continuous rains for the past
week are doing considerable damage
in the country districts, and farmers
in tiie city yesterday report that tho
surrounded country is almost Hooded,
A number of bridges have been dam
aged, ami many of the roads outside
of the city are in a bad condition,