THE BRUNSWICK TIMES-CALL.
VOLUME XI. NUMBER 5.
IspMortap in City's
Account tie Canse.
BODET ACTING TREASURER
Mr. Harvey,of His Own Ac
cord, Retired Until His
Books Are Examined
The following is the official report of
the called meeting of council last night:
Brunswick, Ga., Aug. 20, 1900.
Present: Hon. D. D, Atkinson,
mayor, and Aldermen Krause, Blood
worth, Thomas, Brieswick, Abrams
and Dart. Absent; Urabam and Ma
His honor announced that the objeot
of the meeting was to consider im
portant oity matters.
That council go into executive ses
Executive session dissolved.
To the Hon. Mtyor and Council of the
City of Brunswick:
Gkntlkmbn—l am advised that the
clerk of oouoeii, Mr. L. C. B ,an d has
discovered an apparent shortage in
the bills payable aooouot of the olty
of Brunswiok. I know that this dis
crepancy or shortage is not real, but
must be oaused by errors in book
keeping, as I knew that I bave not
used one dollar of the city’s money.
1 therefore respectfully ask tbet you
employ an expert to examine the
books of my office and that you relieve
me from duty until the books can be
obecked by the expert.
H. H. Harvky,
Brunswick, Ga., Aug. 20, 1900.
By Alderman Krauas:
Be <t, and it ta hereby resolved, by
the mayor and aldermen of tbe city of
Brunswiob, in council assembled, that
tbe major of the city of Brunswiok be
and is hereby autbotizsd to appoint
tbe clerk of this body, L. C. Bodet, as
aoting treasurer of the olty of Bruns
wiok, Ga., with all the duties devolv
ing on tbe treasurer, until further ac
tion of this body.
Resolved further, tbit the said act
ing treasurer be and ia hereby requir
ed to take the oath and give the bond
required of the treaeurer.
L. C. Bodbt, Clerk,
After the session of council a Timeb-
Call reporter went to Treasurer Har
vey's house for an interview and lound
Mr. Harvey preparing to retire. He re
ceived the Times-Cai.l, man courteous
ly, and in response to questions stated
that he did not think it would be prop
er fur him to talk tor publication at this
time, but he said: "lam satisfied ttat
the apparent shortage is due to discrep
ances in bookkeeping only, and it is lor
THE FORBIDDEN CITY
IS A MASS OF FLAMES
Allies Are Ponring Hot Shot and Shell Into Pekin.
Blood and Fire Prevail,
Che Foo, Aug. 2o.~The allies nave not as yet fully conquered
Pekin. Fighting is now in progress in the streets and hot shells and
shot are being poured into the forbidden city.
After the Empress.
London, Aug. 20.—The Japanese cavalry has left Pekin and is
now in pursuit ot the Dowager Empress and her treasure train which
is guarded by thirty thousand of her troops. It is reported that they
have already arrived at Wi Ti Sun in the Chinese province.
Li Hung Chang Makes Proposal.
Washington, Aug. 20.—The Chinese government through Li
Hung Chang, has made application to the United States tor the ap
pointment of Minister Conger or some other American official with
authority, to open negotiations tor the establishment of peace and fix
ing definite terms for a settlement of the present trouble. Chinese
minister made application today at the state department and expressed
a willingness to conduct negotiations at any point desired by powers.
It is expected this will be Pekin or Tien Tsin, a similar proposition
was made by Earl Li to all the powers.
The Proposal Refused.
Washington, Aug. 2o.~United States rejected the appeal of the
Chinese government through Li Hung Hung Chang for appointment
of Conger or some other American official with authority to open ne
gotiations for establishment of peace,
Washington, Aug. 20.—State department received cablegram
through Consul Fowler at Che Poo, from Ragsdale at Tien Tsin
saying Chinese troops surrounded by allies in palace grounds in Pekin.
the purpose of having a complete inves
tigation of the matter made in a satis
factory manner that led to my request
to cour cil to relieve me of the office and
appoint an expert to go over the books.”
The Timis Cali, man then sought Mayor
Atkinson and found him at the citv hall
in conference with City Clerk Bodet.
Both of these gentlemen were loath to
discuss the matter, but both expressed
perfect confidence in Mr. Harvey and
said that the individual members of the
council believed an investigation would
show that the apparent shortage was on
ly errors in the mtthod of bookkeeping
It is a fact well known to everyone in
Brunswick that Mr. Harvey has always
employed deputies to manage the details
of the treasurer’s office and it is ac
knowledged on all sides that these depu
ties could easily have made errors that
at first investigation would show up on
the wrong side of the ledger for the pop
(Continu and on page eight.)
BRUNSWICK, GA., TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1900.
hi ii mi i in
Couple Arrested in Atlanta Who Ignore
Justice and Law.
A’lanta, Ga , Aug. 18. -Dr. Howard
M. Wilkinson and Mies Josephine
Packard, of Dover, Del., ware placed
in oustody tods; by the police of this
oily, at the request of the wife of Dr.
Wilkinson, who is also Miss Packard’s
The couple left Dover Stturday
night and after a short stop in
Charlotte, N. C., oame to Atlanta,
where for eeveral daye;detectivee hnve
been searching for them.
la an interview today, Dr. WiUm
"It was a oils of love before my
marriage, however, not before my en
gagement to Neilie, my wife. I asked
'Josephine to marry me then, but sb e
was so sslf-i&orifloing sbe would not
consent on bersister’e account.”
‘ Say for me that I do not regret the
steps I have taken in the least. 1
thoroughly reali*) the sacrifice I have
made. My stay in Dover depended
on one or three things, my insanity,
suioide or divoroe. So far as my bus
nses relations are concerned, I sur
rendered my accounts to my attor
ney, R. H. VanDj k", for the benefit
of my creditors.”
Miss Packard, a beautiful girl of 18,
“Dj I want to go back home? Why,
of ot urie not. Why should I have left
if I am now to turn cold after only a
few days and go baok home. Irealze
fully the step I have taken. X know
that I have stolen away my aister’s
husband; I knew whet I have don°. 1
do not want the pity or forgiveness of
anyone. All I want is to be left alone
with him. That is all either of us
Miss Josephin Packard has succumb
ed to the pleading of her mother, who
arrived lu Atlanta, yesterday morning,
and will leave her brotber-invlaw, Dr
H. M. Wilkinson, with whom she elop
ed from her home in Dover ten days
She will not return te her home at
odcs. It ia tbo present plau to have her
visit relatives in some distant city, where
she will remain for about one year.
Then if she is willing, she will return
home and be forgiven.
Detectivo Banard McVey of Delaware
will arrive in Atlanta today with a war
rant for the arrest of Wi kineon, and
upon the charge In that document the
man will he taken back to Dover and
proeecuted. The charge against him
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
[ is nKni in
Tie Pekin Americans Were
ft ry Forlnnate.
UK EIGHT ARE DEAD
Latest News From the
Once Besieged City
Washington; Aug, 20,-The bureau of
navigation received a eableg- am from
Admiral Remey, dated at Taka, August
19 which reads as follows:
Aulhentic roport from I’ekin dated
August 15, from Lieutenant Laltimer,
states that all the Americans who re
mained in Fekio are well. Capt. Mey
ers, who received a dangerous wound is
much better. Tbe following are killed:
Serguaut Fanning, privates King,
Tucker, K-nnedy, Thomas, Fisher.
Wounded: privates Schreadcr and
Mitchell. All the others who have been
sick or wounded have returned to duty.
Washing on, Aug. 20 —A report from
a Chinese source, says tbe royal family
escaped and are enroute to BLn Fieu,
Berlin, Aug. 20. —The foreign office
received a despatch from the German
consul at Che Foo today saying the Em
press Dowager is believed to be inside
the palace at P,kin, and that allies
were bombarding the fortifications.
I.ondon, Aug. 20. —Mystery surrounds
the whereabouts of the Empress Dow
ager, and the emperor. Some reports
assert that she fled from the capital sev
eral days ago, and others say she is still
in the city. Li Hung Chang corrobor
ates the former report while latter ema
nates from a native source hitherto
Enter a Wealthy Contractor’s House
and Murder His Daughter.
Pittsfield, Mass., Aug. 20.—Shortly
before two o’clock this morning, three
ma ked burglars entered the home of
Contractor Fosburg. who has large busi
ness interests in Buffalo. Mr. Fosberc
was first to awake when the burglars
were heard. He ran down stairs and a
during a ecuffie with the man his daugh
ter was awakened, and ran to the scene.
As soon as the burglars taw her one
opened fire and she was shot anil in
Just after the shot was tired the two
sons of Mr, Fosberg awoke and went to
assist their father, but both were beaten
into insensibility, and arc now in a
The city fire alarm was turned on ami
the whole town turned out to search
forthethr.e burglars, but so far they
have not been captured.
cannot be ascertained definitely. It has,
however, to do with financial matlers
and not with Miss Josephine Packard.
Wilson has announced that be will re
turn to Dover without a requisition, and
it is probable that he will leave tonight
in custody of Detective McVcy for Do