THE BRUNSWICK DAILY NEWS.
VOLUME 2, NUMBER 197.
OFFICIAL REPORT OF
SOLONS BUSY SESSION
IS DISPOSED OF
THE MEETING WAS ONE OF THE
MOST INTERESTING HELD IN
Names of Capitalists Who are Asking
for a Street Franchise in the
City—Many Petitions and
, i Reports Received.
Brunswick, Ga., May 14, 1903.
Present, Hon. a. J. Crovatt, May
or, Aldermen, Newman, Kaiser, du-
Bignon, Cook, Taylor, Smith, Robin
son and Dart.
Minutes of previous meetings were
read and confirmed.
Tile election of policemen to fili
existing vacancies in the force was
considered and on motion a recess of
a half hour was taken.
On reassembling the mayor an
nounced that be would, as directed,
by the council name tomorrow morn
ing the men who were selected
by the mayor and council to fill the
vacancies; such appointees to hold
office until otherwise directed by tbe
the Mayor and Council.
From Brobston, Fendig & Cos., ag
ents for owners to open up Bailsford
avenue and Fifth street in the Law
renceville tract in the northern por
tion of the city and that the ditches
and drains bo also opened up and
drained. Referred to committee on
public works to report at .Hie next
meeting of council with an estimate
From Board of Education of Glynn
county for a lease for 99 years on
Orange Park, in New Town,, for the
purpose of erecting thereon a school
building for white children, on condi
tions that should the board tail to
erect said building, or at any time
during said lease should the building
be abandoned for school purposes,
then the lease to be annulled and
.the park to revert back to the city.
Referred to the committee on ed
ucation to report at the next meet
From John Watts, pastor Grace M.
E. church and property owners and
residents in the- vacinity of the block
between G and H streets, west side
of Albany, staling that sidewalk at
said location, is in an impassible con
dition and asking that the same be
remedied. Referred to the committee
on public works and city attorney
with, power to act.
From T. Luther Lamb for reimbur
sement in the sum ot $33,fi1l of his
money paid out and expended for the
use and benefit of the city, in uniforms
and helmet, while a policeman of
said city, and, said uuitorms and hel
met had been left at puiicc head
quarters by him on ceasing to be a
policeman. ’Referred to the commit
tee on police, fire and building per
From Lawson Lamar, attorney for
G. A. Drentzer, of Chicago, and A. F.
Opperman, of New York, trustees, for
•the United Stales Construction and
Equipment company, of Chicago, tor
a franchise for 99 years for an elec
tric street railway and power plant.
The consideration of such franchise
to be 3 i-2 per cent of the gross re
ceipts arising from the exercise of
such gram for 50 years, from Janu
rary 1, 1904, and live per cent of the
gross receipts during the remaining
term of the lease, asking the usual
franchise on streets and alleys. Re
ferred to the commitee on railroads
From the board of education: The
Honorable Mayor and Council of the
City of Brunswick.
Gentlemen; I hate the honor ,by
direction of the board of Education
of Glynn county, to hand you herewith
a transcrip of a part of tiie minutes
of the board of education, at a meet
ing held April 16, 1903: Mr. Colson
offered the following resolution, which
was approved by the board: Whereas,
the city has not only paid in the last
three years the $4,400.00 collected pre-
t I '■ '
to tbe board, and has promptly
paid all income arising from Town
Commons to the treasurer of the
board , and in addition have appro
priated the sum of $5,000.00 and the
brick in the old market building to
ward the erecteion of the new school
building in New Town.
Thereore, be it resolved that the
ifoard of education express to the
Hon. Mayor and Council their appre
ciation of their continued interest in
the matters pertaining to education,
and thank them for their fiberaltty in
appropriating the city’s funds for this
N. H. BALLARD,
Secretary, Board of Education.
Ordered published and filed.
From Deputy Clerk Gillespie, of
the U. S. circuit court, at Savannah,
Ga., with reference to witness fees
in the case of J. Pierce Smith vs.
the mayor and council: that such fees
are due and payable by the plaintiff
J. Pierce Smilh.
Referred to the city attorney for
From Deputy Clerk Gillaspie, of the
U. S. circuiit court, at Savannah, Ga.,
with reference to witness fees in the
case of J. Pierce Smith vs. the
mayor and council: That, such fees
are due and payable by the plaintiff,
J. Pierce Smith
From C. S. Wylly, city engineer,
calling attentiofi to the necessity of
carrying out the recommendations
made by Sanitary Engineer R. L.
Johnson for remedying certain un
satisfactory conditions in the sewer
age system, and the immediate ne
cessity of cleaning out Cochran av
enue main in northern part of city.
Referred to committee on sanitation,
with power to act. The work to be
done under the supervision of city
From the Seagrave company, of
Columbus, Ohio, advising that the
fire truck is nearly ready for delivery
the delay being occasioned by failure
of manufacturers to furnish 2 3-4 inch
ties and asking leave to substitute
? iH jngtr 1 -
Referred to police, fire and building
permit committee, and fire chief with
power to act.
From H. W. Johns Cos., furnishing
an estimate for covering steam pipes,
etc;, at. pumping station with asbestos
Refer.: od to committee on sanitation,
light and water.
From taxes and revenues commit
tee, on petition of Oglethorpe hotel
for reduction of hotel license, recom
mending that petition bo not granted
On .petition of Brobston, Fendig &
company, agents for W.-S. Hawks, for
refund of taxes paid in error in tho
years 18!)!*, 1900, and 1901, on Windsor
park lot No. 79, recommending that
petition be granted and that the clerk
authorized to issue voucher for same.
On petition of Sarah Turner and
H. M. Turner for refund of taxes paid
in error on Town Commons lot No.
139 and 138, between Wolf and Al
bany streets, respectively, since 1891
and 1894. These lots being part of
the Houston lease it appears from
an opinion rendered by the city at
torney, dated April 17, 1903, addressed
to the clerk of council, that these lots
are net liable for land tax, but that
tlie improvements thereon are liable
for taxation. Recomending that tho
amount of taxes paid on said laud be
refunded to petitioners and that tho
city clerk of council be authorized to
issue a voucher for the proper amount.
Adopted. , ,
From railroads and harbor commit
tee, on petition of Brunswick & Birm
ingham Railroad company with ref
erence to the spur track laid across
the boulevard into the Aiken Canning
company’s yard: We recommend
that said track be allowed to remain
as now laid, provided the 11. & B. R.
R. Cos. will agree to the following con
First. To maintain track at tho
grade of the street as same may be
changed from time to time.
Second. To maintain sale and suit
able crossing for passage of vehicles
Third. Not to allow cars to remain
on said track so as to delay or block
ade traffic on said streets or boule
Fourth. To remove same at any
time upon thirty days notice by res
olution of the mayor and (Council.
From hospital and charity commit
tee, on revolution of Aid dußignon
calling for a statement of amounts
due by various parties for “pay pa
tients” in city hospital: We find that
$70.00 is due the city by the Tayior
orpir.!.: :oit;, •a U y '• i uife
uy vV. M. Tapper & company, as per
BRUNSWICK, GA., SATURDAY IWORNING, MAY 16, 1903.
USED ON A GIRL
YOUNG NEGROES ENGAGE IN A
FIGHT YESTERDAY WITH SE
HfR HAND NEARLY CUT OFF
Boy Picked Up a Large Butcher Knife
and Nearly Caused Death of Girl
Artery of the Wrist Was
Irvine Cunningham, aged 16 and
Rockie Hill, aged 17, both colored,
engaged in a fight yesterday after
noon near Arnheiter’s butcher shop
on Monk street, and, as a result, the
girl had her right arm nearly cut off.
It seems that the girl,who is em
ployed in a restaurant on Bay street,
went into the butcher shop to put
chase meat. While there the two young
negroes engaged in a conversation,
which soon led to a quarrel, and then
a fight. The boy seized a butcher
knife and made for the girl. He came
down with the large weapon across
her right wrist.
The artery was cut and the girl was
at once carried to the office of Dr.
Hatcher an Newcastle St. The wound
was a difficult one to dress, and for
a while it looked as if the girl would
Weed to death However, the doc
tor finally succeeded in stopping the
flow of blood.
The boy was placed in the county
bills attached. Adopted and clerk of
council instructed to present bills for
From public works committee: That
shells from Aiken Canning company
(100,000 bushels) have been used
upon the streets and recommending
that the purchase of a sufficient quan
lity.. to., —**■**■
street®. The recommendation of the
committee was not adopted, it living
the sense of council that no more
shells be placed on the streets at
present, as the gravel recently ordered
was expected in a short time.
From same committee: Your com
miittee to whom was referred the
complaint of the property owners of
Habersham park, bog to make the
The drain complained of aftar
crossing Cochran avenue
to the east on Ocean avenue to Lee
street, thence southeast until it in
tersects the original drain that had
been opened many years ago and
which was regarded as necessary to
drain a very low pond. Your com
mittee, in their judgment, was render
ing a service to the property owners
without cost to them, and improving
the sanitary condition of the property.
Your committee cannot recommend
the filling of that portion of the drain
that runs through the street, as re
quested by the owners, but. would rec
ommend the immediate filling of that
portion of the original drain ihat
crosses, private property anil we fur
ther recommen that notice lie served
upon the owners as prescribed in sec
tion 517 of the code, that is to place
Ihe pond in good sanitary condition
by filling the same. And upon failure
to comply with said notice the com
mittee shall proceed, as provided in
said section 517. Adopted.
Reports of Officers.
From Dr. J. A. Butts, city physician,
and health officer for month of April,
accompanied by mortuary report. Or
From S. A. Burney, city marshal,
for month of April, 1903, showing
111 arrests, of which number 51 were
discharged. Police court fines $173.60
49 animals impounded: impounding
fees- $49 00, marks and brands $1.40.
Executions collected, $1,978.88; costs
on executions, $74.85. Ordered pub
lished and filed.
From city engineer: An estimate
of the contemplated new road through
Stacy street, Tow r n Commons, Scar
lett tract, Montpelier and O’Shaugh
nesy tracts to the boulevard, at
$1,800,00. Ordered filed.
By Alderman du Bignon:
Be it, and it is hereby resolved by
the mayor and aldermen of the city of
Brunswick, in council assembled, that
the mayor be, and he is hereby au
thoriized, to borrow on behalf of the
mayor and council the sum of five
thousand dollars, and to execute a
note or notes therefor to the lender
or lenders of such money, such note
or notes to be payable within six
months from date, or a shorter period
c- 5 ! i 1 ' "- iterest at a rate of not
greater lean six pet cent per annum.
THE 9, k B, NOW
ROAD IS ONLY SIX MILES FROM
THE HUSTLING LITTLE
SIPL. VISSCHER IN IWL CITY
He Says the Road Would Have Been
Ther e Long Ago Save for the
Scarcity of Rails—Cargo
is Now on tIW ’Way
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Superintendent of list ruction F. F.
Visschei, of the Ferguson Contracting
company, Pittsburg, Pa., who have the
contract for the general construction
work of the Brunswick & Birmingham
railroad, arrived in the city yesterday
Mr. Visscher has been superintend
ing the construction work of the B.
& B. for some time past and is mak
ing his headquarters in Ocilla. He
was seen at tile Oglethorpe last
night, by a News reporter and talks
interestingly of his imporiac. branch
of Brunswick’s pet, railroad
Mr. Visscher says that the B. & II
is now within six miles of Octßa and
that point would have been leached
some time ago had it not been for a
delay in the matter of steel rat!s. I*,
says, however, thaj. a cargo is now
en route and that in ten days after iu
arrival the B. & B. will poke its nose
into Ocilla, where it will make other
Superintendent Visscher --ays bis
company has only contracted to- the
construction of the road to Ocilla,
but he thinks the company will secure
the contract for the extension on
to Birmingham, and says the work can
be done if properly pushed in twelve
He will spend the day in the city
and will leave this evening for Ocilla.
Messrs. Twitty and Chandler Return
From New York Much Pleased.
F. E. Twitty, genera] counsel, and
F. B. Chandler, auditor of the Bruns
wick & Birmingham raiilroad, return
ed yesterday from New York, where
they have been lor several days on
business connected with the road.
Both these gentlemen talk very en
couraging of the B. & B. and the pro
posed steel plant as well. They re
port that everything in New York is
getting in shape and lhat the plant
will bo built as rapidly as possible.
Mr. Twitty was seen by a repre
sentafive of The News, and when
asked what all tho recent changes
meant on the B. & B. he replied that:
President Machen had simply sold
out, his interest in the road. Why
Mr. Mcßaurin had quit the road and
the steel plant, lie was unable to give
Mr Twitty is of the opinion that
President Umstod is a hustler, and
says he is doing some good work for
Brunswick. He feels _sure that l he
proposed steel plant will be built as
originally mapped out.
Mr. Umsted will probably be in the
city within the course of a few weeks.
Drowned ir\ Oconc-f^River.
Dublin. May 15. —
a resident near the river in mis city,
was drowned in the Oodliee river
here yesterday afternoon. He had
placed a trot, line in the river. The
line broke inlo the river and, being
unable to swim, was drowned. He
was in the employ of the furniture
factory in this city.
The Schwab School.
Homestead, Pa., May 15.—-The
training school presented to this city
by Chas. H. Schwab will be dedicated
tomorrow and the exercises will la
attended by thousands. Mr. Schwab
and a parly of friends will lie here.
Be it further resolved that the
mayor be authorized to renew said
note or notes or the whole or any
part of -aid stun, if the original bo
made for a shorter period than six
months from the date of the original
note or notes. Adopted. ,
By Alderman Kaiser:
Be it, and it is hereby resolved, b>
the mayor anil aldermen of the city
of Brunswick, in council assembled,
that the purchasing committee be
authorized to order anew dump carl
for the scavenger service in the sani
tary department at a cost not exceed
ing - forty dollars. Adopted.
Bills and accounts properly approv
ed ami audited read and ordered
placed in course of settlement.
N. D. RUSSELL,
Clerk of Council
HEW CLYDE LUES
THE FREIGHT STEAMER KIOWA
WILL BE PUT ON RUN BE
TWEEN HERE AND BOSTON
POWERFUL AND COMMODIOUS
She WL! Bea Valuable Addition to
the Company’s Fleet—ls a Sister
Ship to the Huron and Has
Already Been Launched.
The steamship Kiowa, the sister
ship of the Huron, has been launched
and sln i will take her place on the
Clyde line next month. The Kiowa is
due f ere from New York on June 25
and the schedule will doubtless lie
followed. She was launched la~t Sat
urday, being christened by Miss
Bessie Milne, a niece of 1!. F. Clyde,
at the Cramps yards.
The Kiowa is a steel hulled vessel
with wood deckhouse. She i- lilted
with improved cranes and hoistig ap
paratus for the quick handling of
heavy cargoes. Her length is 300
feet, beam 13 feet and depth 30 l'eet
She is provided with tripple expan
sion engines of Hie three cylinder in
verted type, with a horse power of
about 1,500. She will have a speed
of about 11 knots.
Tiie Kiowa is a .-islet ship of llie
Huron and like the latter, she will
he used only for freight business.
She has no passenger accomodations
at all. hut lie is provided with com
fortable and convenient quarters for
the officers and crew of the vessel.
Like the Huron, the Kiowa will be
known as Ihe -“extra boat,” flying on
both the New York and Boston routes,
as the accumulation of freight de
mands. The Huron lias proved very
valuable to the Clyde company in
hauling its heavy business during ihe
paaU.xv.iplM) and il was a mature of
regret that the shipbuilders could not
turn out. her sister' sooner
The Clyde nine has met with the
loss (of several vessels during the
past few years, but il lias endeavor
el' to hold its business by the eonstruc
■ ion of the new vess and . and tbe Bos
lun-(i.al'JiceV:; Brunswick line has
been fairly well treated in equipment
and addition of the new steamships.
The fact of the matter is that the
business is worth having and the
Clyde Hue has been making efforts
I not only to hold, but to still further
[increase its business and therefore
the company has been adding to the
accomodations of the local lines. The
Clyde company has had considerable j
oppi -Riis) wiili the railroads anil its
only way of meeting this competition |
is to build and operate vessels.
Until the several New York liners
were lengthened and the Huron was
put into service, there was much
complaint of freight being delayed
gt: the piers and warehouses, lint,
the improvements of tiie service lias
given stick satisfaction, and with
the new vessel tile service will lie
The Kiowa’s return trip will be to
New York and Ihen iter run on tills
lino anil lie Boslon line will be du
(' !',ni!ii:d by the freight for the two
Another Proof in the Controversy.
Under certain conditions white
bread, potatoes and ail starchy food
fails to digest and bowel troubles and
appendicitis are likely to follow unless
the food is changed.
After ron-iilting five physicians the
last thn-* of whom (P-clairoii that an
operation for a.p;i'-:.dicitas was the on
ly way to save her life a young lady
of Bloomington, lie!., recovered her
health entirely with u<> other aid than
Grape Nuts, the scientific predigested
Tti.io( year ago 1 had
an attack of wliat my family physi
cian pronounced congestion of the
bowels and stomach.
■ He treated me for some time but
I ( .intituled to grow weaker, constant
ly subject to tire same attacks. 1
was compelled lo give up my studies
at college. In the meantime I Con
sult- and another physician. Finally I
went to a specialist who pronounced
it catarrii of the stomach and acute
appendicitis I wa.- under his care
for about Ihn-e week’s when i iiad
another attack and my parents called
other physicians who claimed that
nothing but the ’removal of tho ap
pendix would save my life.
"My parents refused to permit this
and i was left a total wreck, weak,
nervous, unable to cat. It was then
that they tried Grape-Nuts, feeding
jise a t’ ispoonful three times a day.
THOUSANDS WILL GO
TO THE BIG REUNION
Upon this food alone i improved from
the start to the great wonder of my
family. For two months 1 ate noth
ing but Grape-Nuts and drank beef
tea. Since that time, (which was
more than a year ago) I have had
not the slightest illness anil I am now
strong and able to study again. I
know that I owe my restored health
to Grape-Nuts and am now eating it
constantly." Name furnished by Pos
tum Cos., Battle Creek, Mich.
in this case, as in most cases of
appendicitis, ihe trouble started with
infiamation of the bowels resulting
from the use of pastry, starch foods
that were undigested in the stomach
and went into the intestines in an un
digested \conditioii, fomenting there
and starting disease. Too much white
bread will do this. Relief and perma
nent cure came when the improper
food was left off and Grape-Nuts,(in
which the starches have been trans
formed into grape sugar by predigest
tnlg process), was used. Although ail
of the rebuilding elements are there
in Grape-Nuts tHo food is so pure that
the most delicate stomach relishes and
NEW POLICE OFFICERS.
Mayor Crovatt Named Four at Police
Court Yeseterday Morning.
An announcement in these columns
yesterday morning, Mayor Crovatt,
at the police court yesterday morning,
named four new police to serve i n
til ihe pending cases in the supreme
court are settled.
Bruce Carroll, Sam Goins and J. E.
Hampton were named to serve in the
places of R. L. Brady, T. L. Lamb
and Lewis Gill and Jerry Welchar
was named to serve in Officer Richard
son's place while he is busy collect
ing street tax. Carroll and Hairs
ton have been serving as substitutes
for sonfe time.
Both Welchar and Goins have been
on the force before. Jerry Welchar
as a policeman for a number o years
and a better officer never walked
the streets of Brunswick, and Mayor
Crovatt is to be commended for ap
CHEATED THE GALLOWS.
Man Who Was to Be Hanged Yester
Lexington. Ky.. May 15. —William
McCatthy, a wife murderer, who was
have been hanged this morning, took
morphine during the night and is is
The death watch, McKevor, sat
within three feet of McCarthy all
night, l ilt says he is absolutely at
a loss to know how or when he look
thy drug. 'At 1 o'clock McCarthy be
came restless,. Jailer (Robert YVcft
lace was in Ihe cell at that time.
He accused McCarthy of doing some
thing he ought not to. McCarthy call
ed for whiskey and Wallace brought
coffee instead. He drank the coffee
and wont into violent convulsions
and died this morning.
MAKING SOME CHANGES.
Which is the Cause of Electric Lights
For the past few days the people of
New Town have been complaining
about, the electric service in that sec
tion of the city, saying lhat the arc
light- have been am for the past sev
A News reporter yesterday saw
President Fendig, of the Mutual Bight
and Water company, and he stated
lhat the cause of the trouble was on
account of repairs being made at the
plant. The boilers are living changed
and a number of other improvements
ar L being made, which necessitated
the lights being out for a few nights,
t m t they will be turned on again t.o
night, and the people will not have
another opportunity to complain
Since the Mutual look charge of
the light and water plant they have
been busy making improvements, and
have added considerable to the plant.
Whenever a change is made it is ab
solutely necessary to cause some lit
tle inconvenience, but the company
soon hops to have their plant perfect
in every respect.
A General Jubilee.
Brussels, May 15.— Belgium is al
ready preparing for the 7->lh., anni
versary it; 191:5. The minister of the
the interior itas already published an
outline of tho .debt at ion and accord
ing to this i! will lie the greatest ev
ent in the history of the nation.
To Didicstc Orphanage.
Raleigh. N. May 15. —Arrang-
nn nt.- have been perfected for the
dedication of the State Catholic Oi
phange here tomorrow. The event
will be interesting.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NEW ORLEANS IS
READY FOR YETS
ESTIMATED THAT AT LEAST
300,000 WILL BE THERE
The Big Louisana City Has Made
Great Preparations to Entertain
the Old Veterans and the
Thousands of Others.
..New Orleans, May 15.—The Con
federate rom. >t which meets here on
Tuivilay will b*. (ihe greatest in the
history of this organization.
A conservative estimate places the
number of visitors at 2i0,000 anil the
old time hospitality will prevail.
The program of Ihe entire live days
of the reunion has been aranged and
it is full of interesting feature-. The
convention will assemble Tuesday
in Ihe specially constructed auditor
ium at Ihe fair grounds. After title
adilreses of welcome by Ihe the Gov
ernor of the slate. Ihe mayor of New
Orleans and others a response will he
made by General John B. Gordon. A
I Let business session wil' be held in
the afternon. Later there will boa
reception givern by thy Daughters of
the Confederacy and in the evcnuig
special entertainment at Ihe Tttlano
and Cresent Theatres.
Many important, matters, are to be
before Ihe reunion one of the most
important of these is the means for
teaching young men and women the
true history of the causes of the war
and an effort will be made to instill
into the minds of the young of the
south the truth of tlhe conflict is
being made by the historical com
mittee of which Stephen D. late is
The annual convention of the Con
federate Memorial association is to
be held during the week. Tlhe open
ing services of this convention will
be tiie usual Jefferson Davis mem
orial service, which will be held in
Christ’s church Cathedral on Tues
day. To this great service all tiie
Confederate organizations 'have been
There is no doubt but (hat the re
union will he one of the greatest ever
belli by this grand old army of grand
GROWING IN INTEREST
Revivals at the Baptist Church Being
The interest in the meetings at
the Baptist church continues to grow.
I.ast night a large audience li. toned
to a very forceful sermon by Evange
list Walker on "Cornoriug Sin.” Ho
left no stone unturned and showed
up everybody in iheir true light. He
made thorough work of it. The au
dience was thoroughly aroused and
resolve in their hearts to give up that
which was costing them so dearly.
Mr. Walker iin presses his hearers
that he is in vital connection witli a
great unseen power.
Meetings today at -I p. ni. and 7:45
p. ni. Sunday will In* a red letter
day There will be three services,
at II a. in , 3:3u p. in and 7:45 p. m.
THE SUNDAY NEWS.
Advertisers Should Be Represented
in 4he Paper Tomorrow.
The Sunday News will contain a
number of interesting features and
those who do not take the paper
should leave their order at the bus
iness office today.
it will contain all the local nows.
Some special stories.
Interesting columns for the Jady
follts and other features too numer
ous to mention.
Advertisers should remember that
the Sunday News is the best adver
tising medium in this section.
An ad in the Sunday News means
good business all next week, Get on
the ground floor by engaging your
space early today.
Baptists to Meet at Buffalo.
Buffalo, May 15.—One of the lar
gest conventions ever planned by Bap
tists will be held in this city next
week under the auspices of the Wo
mans society of the American Baptist
eti-mreh. Three other societies will
participate in the gathering and it
will be the greatest of the kind ever
held in this state.