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THE BRUNSWICK DAILY NEWS. VOLUME 2, NUMBER 204. THE REPUBLIC IN CRAVE DANCER -* — THE TIDE OF IMMIGRATION IS SURGING IN TOO CONSTANTLY. DR. REDE ON TIMELY TOPJC The Well Known Pastor Discusses Interestingly a Thoroughly Live Subject Matter. ( By Wyllys Rede, D. D.) It is in no alarmist spirit that this cry is raised. America is so young and strong that she cam stand a great deal. But there is a limit to her en durance. Towards that limit we are rapidly and recklessly rushing. We are so self-confident of our ability to carry the enormous burdens which we have assumed that we do not hesitate to take upon ourselves others which do' not belong to us. Thus we are jeopardizing the most sacred and im portant interests. We are permitting and even fostering a great movement which, if it goes on, will undermine our and wreck our free institutions. We are encouraging the emigration of milieus of foreigners into our midst. There would be lit tle danger in this, if they were peo ple of intelligence and high chaiacter. But they are not. Nine out of ten the foreigners who are flocking to our shores belong to the lower classes of population in the countries from which they come. Few of them have any elucation. Hardly any of them are property holders. Some of them are criminals, anarchists and paupers. America has become the dumping ground for the refuse of Europe. She is welcoming within her borders a mightey army of aliens, who by birth, breeding and past experience have been disqualified for the exercise of citizenship under a free govern met, and who are hostile to our cher ished principles. They are a danger .oms element almost impossible for iis to assimilate, whocare already mak ing trouble and will make more later on. Every ship load of them increas es the*peril and hastens the day of our 'calamity. Some day, perhaps when it is too late, we shall awaken to a realization of the serious danger of the situation. It is high time that we should face the issue. Do we realize what is really going on? Foreign immigration has been in creasing with! tfartling rapidity (of late years. This year it threatens to reach the highest figure ever known, in the last nine months 500,000 for eigners have come to the United •States. The great bulk of them have come, not from England, Germany, Sweden and France, which furnish the best class of emigrants, but from Italy, Austria, Russia and Turkey. They rep resent the worst elements or Euro pean civilization, the most ignorant, degraded, unprogressive, and lawless people in the world who make any claim at all to civilization. They are a menace to our free institutions, be cause it will take them centuries to reach the point where they will be fit for the ballot, but they will get it almost at once. They will crowd our native born people out of employment, fill our prisons and asylums, and make rioting and bloodshed whenever their baser passions are aroused. They are coming in upon us like a flood, submerging our cities in human filth, and befouling our social and politi cal life. , Last Monday one single steamer landed 3,000 of them in New York, mostly Polish Jews. This sort of thing cannot go on without the most serious coonsequences. It must be Stopped., But how? Our politicians encourage the evil, because they hope to buy votes from these human cat tle.,The great steamship (companies buy legislative protection to help them enrich themselves at the expense of (their country. The masses of the people are too busy getting rich to no tice what is going on. Meanwhile we are drifting towards the rocks. We do not feel the danger greatly in the south, because here the foreign born element is small. The negro, with all his faults, is a far less dan gerous person and a better citizen than the Italian or Polish immi grant. We have less to fear from him. We itheiefore do not realize the gravity of the situation. But from the very fact that our business inter ests are not directly involved and that we can view the question at long range, we ought to *be able to see it more clearly than our northern brethren do. Our interests as well as theirs are at stake. Our native land is in peril. Can we not find some way to save her, before it is too late? SLIGHT SMALL ACCIDENT ON THE B. & B. YESTERDAY—ENGINEER NOT SERIOUSLY HURT. A slight accident happened to yard engine number 7 of the B. & 8., yes terday morning in which small in juries was done to the engine and the engineer, Robert Lancaster. The accident was a simple derail ment occasioned by a collision be tween the engine and a few freight cars. Mr. Lancaster was only slightly hurt and his wounds were cared for by Dr. G. W. Blanton, surgeon of the com pany. The engine was immediately repair ed and will be in commission again to morrow morning. A GREAT REBATE SALE Mrs. M. Isaac is to Put on One This Week. An Innovation in This City Elsewhere in this issue will be found the page advertisement of Mrs, M. Isaac, the well known Newcastle St. dry goods merchant. Mrs. Isaac is going to introduce a rebate sale that promises to be a very popular thing with the people generally. All customers will, during this sale, receive a rebate of five per cent of their purchases. Mrs. Isaac is thoroughly enterpris ing and deserves the patronage of the people of the city. WORSE SUNSHINE MAKES THE FiTTS BURG FIRE MORE SERIOUS THAN WAS ANTICIPATED daybreak Jgf- morning before any of the victims of last night’s frightful elevator accident In the Donnelly building, during the Electro-Mechani cal Institution ball, were identified, and at 10 o’clock the crushed and mutilated remains of a woman were still lying at the morgue unknown and unclaimed, ■ ■ntlfkariru wssoisty through marks "on fhe''TmfnTng, and, as some had no marks on their clothing, identification was impossi ble until friends inquired because they were missed from their homes. The unknown woman is thought to have come from one of the suburban towns and her remains will likely he identified during the day. The dead are: Miss Mattie Curtin, 18 Hazelwood, Pa. Miss Susie Flannagan, 19 Aleghany. Rayden Floor'll, 28 McKee's Rocks. A woman about 19. Eight men and five women were in jured, one fatally. The elevator fell last night durihg the progress of a ball. —— A Big Court . There will be a large police court Monday on account of the fact that several business men have not paid their license and they have been sum moned to the court Monday where (hey will have to explain it all to the mayor. Will Begin Soon. The regular summer schedule of the steamer Emmeline to Cumberland will begin in a short time and the .public, especially Brunswickians, will be de lighted. This resort is very popular with the people of this city. Many Wanted to Go. Quite a large number of Brunswick ians were arranging to go lo Cumber land this mjtnir.g and were very much disappointed when they learned that there would not he a boat. It is prob able that the Sunday trips will be started in a short time now. A Regular Bee Hive. Things around the old city market looked like a bee hive yesterday and will be lively again tomorrow. Con tractor Bowen has about fifty at work cleaning the brick and it will probably take the force two or three days more lo finish it. , More Court Tomorrow. The supopior ,f:>urt will' convene again at the usual hour tomorrow and the civil docket will he taken, up and disposed of. There yet re mains on this docket some impoort ant matters that will be heard during week. The crimiiual side of the court will not receive attention until Mon day week, , , PRESIT WALKER WAS IN THE CITY HEAD OF THE TEACHERS’ ASSO CIATION VISITS CUM BERLAND. MEETS THERE NEXT MONTH Mr. Walker Says the Auditorium is in Good Shape and Looks for a Very Large Meeting. J. Henry Walker, superintendent of the public schools of Griffin and Presi dent of the Georgia Teacher’s associa tion, was in the city yesterday hav ing returned from Cumberland where he went Friday to inspect (he condi tion of the auditorium and arrange for the meeting of the association next month. Mr. Walker was seen by a repre sentative of the News last night and be talks very interestingly of the ap proaching meeting of the Georgia ed ucators, which he says will be one of the most interesting ever held by the organization. He reports that the building is in very good condition and that only a small amount of repair work will have to be done. The association will meet on June 23 and continue for three days. The program, which by the way is an in teresting one, will be printed in these columns in a few days, and it may be of interest lo say that Supt. Ballard, of this city, will read a paper on “mathematics.” Prof. Walker will leave for his home this morning. FUNERAL OF W. L. JOHNSON T''e Unfortunate Young Man Was Well Known Here. The remains of W. L. Johnson, who was killed at the plant of the Vale Royal Manufacturing company >n Sav annah, account of which appeared in -tig remains of the unfortunate young man were accompanied by his wife and Parker Bowling, superintendant of the mill. Mr. Bowling says the reports of the accident in the Savannah papers are not correct and he explained to the News just how it occurred. The dead man had been in the employ of the company for some time and was re garded as one of the best shingle mill men in this section of the country. When the accident took place Mr. Johnson was repairing a belt and in some manner a sleeve of his shirt got tangled with a rapidly moving shaft and he was hurled into the air and terribly mangled by striking an other shaft which was above him. The deceased was formerly a resi dent of this city and has relatives here, among the number being Lar ry Johnson. He was only married a few years ago and leaves a wife and young son. .Superintendant Bowling and his company have been very kind to Mrs. Johnson and the litle son since the accident. UNIQUE SITUATION. Cotton Mill Sell its Stock of Cotton On Hand and Shuts Down. A rather unique situation has de veloped in the Grantville Manufac turing company, which owns a large cotton factory near Augusta, but lo cated on the Carolina side. The president of the mill has just closed a deal by which he disposes of all the cotton on band anc. has clssed the factory. He says he can make $70,000 by selling his raw material and shutting down the plant for the summer. While the mill is closed the opera tives will receive half pay and the close down will also give the man agement a chance to make some im provements. IS IN WALLA WALLA. The City is in Gaia Attire and Many Visitors are There. Walla Walla, Wash., May 23—The first day of the presidents return jour ney will end at this city after a day’s ride across the state of Washington. It has been many years since this city has entertained the chief execu tive of the nation and the experience was something new to the people. The city is in gala attire and hun dreds of visitors are here. The presi dent will leave here Monday night. BRUNSWICK, GA., SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1903. DOUBT THERE IS NOW A QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT TROOPS WILL GO INTO CAMP. Information regarding the encamp ment of the state troops is not very profuse these days and the men are not at all certain whether they are going into camp or not. Letters receiv ed from the adjutant genneral’ office within the past few days are rather discouraging, and it would now appear to be that all of the troops can get into camp. It is not believed that there is suf ficient money at the disposal of the 'governor to allow all of the men to go into camp. Col. Obear is now figuring on the expense of transporta tion, and it is understood that great economy will have to be practiced in order to allow a grimily number of the men to camp. --at.. I DOING GOOD WORK. Jekyl Place Formerly Court House Square Receiving Attention. The civic league is devoting its en ergies for the present to improving Jekyl Place next to the court house. The drought of April followed by the heavy rains, combined with other dis couraging circumstances, have not daunted the committee, the members of which are working with as much en.thu.siam and energy as ever. In the fall the squares will be beautiful and much other good work will be done, DRAMA LOCAL TALENT TO HOLD FORTH AT THE GRAND TUESDAY NIGHT. Every one should see the drama to be presented by local talent at the opera house next Tuesday evening. This play is very interesting and has a vein of comedy that is very refresh ing. It will be short, occupying in all, only about an hour. I '*** G p*il -sted in fugi teb'of bright little child ret| “’t he pretty and attractive. The ochestra that will furnis. \sic for the occasion, will be complied of the best musical talent of the city. The music alone will be worth the price of admission and altogether the affair will be very pleasing and a large attendance will greet the performers. TWO TRIPS TODAY. Many Will Spend the Day at the St. Simon Pier. The staemer Hessie will make two trips to the pier today leaving this city 9 a. m., and 2,30 p. m., and it is probable that the largest crowd of the season will make the trip. Surf bathing is now on in earnest and those who go can indulge in it to their heart’s content. CHANGE IN SCHEDULES. The Southern Announces That One Goes Into Effect This Morning. The Southern railway announces that it will change its schedule today. Several trains will be changed, the most important change being the train for Yashington, which now leaves at 9:40 a. m. In the now sched ule the train will leave Brunswick at 8:50 a. m. This arrangement will put passengers for Sava Yah in that city about an. hour earlier'than under the old one. The train which has been leaving at 9:05 p. m. will leave five minutes earlier. JACKSONVILLE SENDS MONEY To the Woman Who Refused to Make Up Booker’s Bed. Jacksonville, May 23.—Twenty dol lars was sent today to Miss Louise Hadley, the white woman who was discharged from an Indianapolis ho tel because she refused to make up a bed in the room which was occu pied by Booker T. Washington. Election to Fill Vancy. Montgomery, Ala., May 23. —Goov- ernor Jelks this afternoon issued a proclamation calling an election to be held in Conecuh county August 3 for the selection of a member of the legislature to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andrew Jay. Two Killed By Lightning Chattanooga, Tenn.„ May 23.—Mrs. Thomas Countess, wife of a promi nent (citizen of Mjeridianvilie, near Huntsville, Ala., and a servant, Marga ret Morris were struck by lightning last, night and instantly killed. Two daughters narrowly escaped death, SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE THIS ILK * TWO DAYS OF EXHIBITION WORK ARE ON THE PROGRAM. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES The Past Year Has Been a Very Suc cessful Oil* in All of the Grades—Much Work Done. This will be a week of musical in terest in the annals of the public schools, as for the first time since its organizations, an exhibit will be made of t lie work done by tht chil dren in manual training. This work, which lias been intro duced by Mr. Ballard, and taught un der the direction of Miss Snyder, a graduate of the Chicago university, is a feature of more than common interest, and its futheranee is greatly to he desired as, by it, some practi cal illustration can he made by the children, of what they are learning from text books and oral instruction. The clay modeling is a very attractive feature of the exhibit; the fruit, ani mals and various figures mado by the children, showing wonderful skill and training in the little fingers. Baskets and other articles of straw, grass and paper show deft workman ship and quick perception. The composition work of the pri mary and grammar schools is re markably good, a number of the pa pers being illustrated by the pupils themselves. Others, describing works from fa mous painters, aro illustrated with miniature reproduction of the pictures. The exhibit will be held Thursday and Friday in the auditorium of the academy, booths being attractively decorated for the occasion. The work is well done and deserves the attention otgf*o|v-|m. The chil dren are v4rtj.\? cmi 'Tst |n nm-., ii. Jj&nfefi"scfijspers that they r irtfjjji * So important is this 'vork consid ered that, the board of education at the urgent solicitation of Supt. Ballard, intends carrying it through several grades of the grammar school next year and to that end some of the teachers intend taking, a course in man ual training this summer. Some excellent work is also to he exhibited from Camp Walker and the Cypress mills schools. This work done under the supervision of Miss Mamie Ross and Miss Cummings, proves quitfe an acquisition to the ex hibit. The public generally is invited to come and thoroughly inspect this work, as it is well .worth seeing and both the children and teachers do serve encouragement in their labors. Thursday the exercises of the Ex celsior Literary society will occur and a very entertaining program is being prepared. An oratoral contest by seven boys and several recitations and musical selections by the girls will be followed by a very pretty drill girls, led by Misses Hattie McCullough and Irma Simpson. Friday night graduating, exercises will be held at the oMvt*'iouse. A very good program.• <^®r ,.,e graduate wall be augmenVA. r by an addre-s by Col. T. J. Shackleford, one of Athens’ most gifted young lawyers. Mr. Shackleford has 1 won quite an enviable reputation in the soutli as an orator and his presence is looked forward to with, great pleasure by those inlherested in the exerci-es. CHILDREN TO HAVE A DAY They Will Hold Forth at the First Methodist Church. Today will lie children’s day at the First Methodist church and a pleas and program of song, recitations and responsive readings will he rendered at the 11 o’clock service. The following litle folks will re cite: Ruth Akins, Beulah Lott, Maud Lott, Rena Carswell, Evelyn Middle ton, Frederic Walter, Earl Moore, Du mas Malone, Bonewell Roberts, May Joe Lott. In the evening there will be a song service, beginning at 7,45, and preach ing at 8. All are cordially invited es pecially the children of other Sunday schools. Tennessee Elks To Meet Knoxville, May 23. —The first con vention of the Tennessee Elks will he held here Monday and it now looks like it will he very successful, AGAIN FALLEN CORNACES OF PUBLIC BUILDING TO BE PUT BACK AT ONCE. The work of repairing (he cornaces on the public building, which, it will he remembered fell a few keeks since, will begin tomorrow morning and will 1-3 rapil!/ pushed uhe-id. The work on this structure has been delayed because of the fact that con siderable material ordered has been very slow in arriving. The work, it is now understood, will be rapidly pushed until the build ing is finaly completed. TOMORROW NIGHT. The New Town Debating Society Will Hold an Interesting Session. The New Town Debating society will hold another of its interesting meetings at St. Jude’s school room tomorrow evening. Among other things Dr. J. F. Chit tenden, of the Federal Fiber com pany, will deliver a very instrusttve lecture on the subject of fiber. In addition a very pleasant program lias been arranged. The club will recon sider the question of admitting mem bers from other sections of the city and it is understood thajt quite a lively discussion on this subject will occur. TAXES COMPTROLLER GENERAL WRIGHT IS PATIENTV WAITING ON ON CORPORATIONS. Atlanta, May 23.—Comptroller Gen eral Wright is resting quietly in, his office today waiting to hear from the corporations that he notified a lew days ago that he would not accept the returns made by them in the shape in which they were sent in. These include the largest systems and roads doing businsa In Georgia* Tktty are khuf-C entrap, of iGeorgi;}, Boutuem, At ..•■jHsnr; vs.., I At- J lantlc and West Point, Georgia Rail way' and Western Union' Telegraph, and the Southern Express company. Monday next the comptroller general and the attorney general will have a conference for the purpose of discuss ing the form to be used In assessing the value of franchise for the purpose of levying a tax upon them. When this form of procedure is adopted the comptroller general will go over the returns of the corporations above mentioned, and make such changes in the figures as he thinks are justified by the facts in the case. This being done the corporations will he notified of the changes made. Twenty days will be given them lo say wheth er the alterations will be accepted. If no response reaches the comptroller general by the expiration of this pe riod then the action of the comptroller general will stand as the proper as sessment. This limit of twenty days is given the corporations in which to say whether they will accede to the demands of the comptroller or ask for a board of arbitration Comptroller General Wright said to day that ho hoped that the officials of the corporations in Georgia affected by the law taxing franchises would come up promptly and follow the ex ample of the Pullman Car company. THE SITE QUESTION. Council Will Discuss it at its Next Meeting. The public, is hereby notified that at the next regular meeting of the mayor and council of the city of Brunswick, to he held on Thursday night, May 28, 1903, at 8 o’clock, in tihe council chamber, action will lie taken on a petition from the hoard of education of Glynn county for a 99 year lease of Orange Park in New Town, for the purpose of erecting theron a school building for white children. Those opposing the grant of such a lease and desiring to object thereto will he accorded the privilege of the floor. By order of the mayor and council tills May 21, 7903. N. D. RUSSELL, Clerk of Council. Both Doing Well. Both of the ice factories are now running on full time and are dispos ing of a great deal of ice. The fac tories are reaching out for foreign business and they are getting it too. The Weather For today in Georgia will be fair and warmer. PRICE FIVE CENTS. DISCUSSES THE SITE OUESTIOI ——f I “NEW TOWN” HAS SOME VERY DECIDED VIEWS AND EXPRESSES THEM. PARKS NOT I Oft BUILDINGS An Opponent to the Plan to Erect a School House in Orange Park—Takes Issue. Editor News: The evening paper in its article of yesterday stated that a New Town citizen, in, giving his views, could -ee no reason why the city should not erect the school building in the park, and silos as a precedent the fact that the city hall,'fire department, etc., are in a park. Properly, this is true, hut New Town citizen or the evening paper, or both, seem lo ho ignorant of the fact that it in not (lie city that is erecting the school, but the board of education, of the county Glynn, who are asking the city for a lease of 99 years on the park. They might as well ask for 999 years; the result would practically be the same. Tho board of education would have the park and (he citizens of New Town would have what the cit izens of Old Town got, viz: an un finshed market house, a beautiful city hall, amt a barn like structure for a fire department house; verily they did get It in the neck, but not as bad as our prominent New Town citizen, would have (lie New Town citizens gel it, because of the fact that tho city hall, and fire departmet.nt are still their own property, but the school house would he the property of the county of Glynn and eventually People of New Town would have no park, our prominent citizen seems to he in a hopeless minority for' two ex ceptions, dn*; to indifference, every awtfef frcmliiiii hjuj NEW TOWN. GREATLY IMPROVED. The Ladies Have Made Palmetto Cem etery a Beautiful Place. There is recently a great, improve ment in the appearance of Palmetto cemetery. The number of well kept graves and pretty lots is now in the majority and there is every evidence that most of those whose loved ones rest there are taking great interest in the appearance of their lots. There is certainly a great differ ence to be noticed between its pres ent condition and that erf a few months ago. Convicts for the Mines. Austin, Texas; May 23.—Persuant to the decision of the board of state pen itentiary commissioners, the iron in dustry at. the state penitentiary at Rusk reopens Monday. About five hundred convuts are to he employed in the mantifact ire of pig iron end iron pipe. LOCAL .NEWS NOTES. Items Gathered Around the City by News Reporters. The excursions this morning will no doubt carry large crowds. Judge Parker will return from his home at Baxley and will convene Ihe superior 001114 again tomorrow morn ing. The members of the Riflemen aro looking forward to their outing day with a great deal of pleasure. A number of Brunswick families will remove to St. Simon the latter part of this week. Tax Collector Dubberley is making his last rounds and those who have not made returns had better do so at. mice. Nearly all of the Brunswickians who attended the reunion at New Or leans, will return to the city today. The payrolls were a great deal lar ger than usual last night and the av erage merchant did a good business. The justice courts report things as very dull at present. The Mallory steamer will leave for New York this morning and will take a large cargo and passenger list from this place and points in Florida. Those who have been spending a few days at Cumberland say that the fishing there is fine now. Meets Tomorrow. The grand jury will convene at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. Thi ( body has been very active since the con venlng of the court and has done some very hard work,