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THE BRUNSWICK NEWS.
VOLUME 1. NUMBER 92. ALL CITY OFFICIALS ELECTED BY COUNCIL AT MEETING LAST NIGHT FEW CHANGES WERE MADE, DR. J. A. BUTTS ELECTED CITY PHYSICIAN TO SUCCEED DOCTOR DAVIS. Brunswick News Made Official Organ of the Mayor and Council. Other Business. OFFICIAL. . Adjourned Regular Meeting. Jan. 10. 1902. Present —Hon. N. Emanuel, Mayor. Aldermen dußignon, Newman, Cal houn, Mcuarvey, Franklin, Kaiser and Cook. Absent—Alderman Taylor. Minutes of meeting of January 9 read and confirmed. The mayor announced the follow ing standing committees for the year 1902: Standing Committees. Finance and Auditing—J. E. du Big non, chairman. Tobias NeWman, M. Kaiser. Taxes and Revenues —C. McGarvey, chairman. W. B. Cook, John C. Cab houn. Railroads and Harbor —W. B. Cook, chairman. W. S. Taylor, J, E dußignon. Public Works and Buildings—To bias Newman, chairman. M.‘ Kaiser, C. McGarvey. Hospital and Charity—W. S. Tay lor, chairman. C. McGarvey, John C. Calhoun. Police. Fire and Building Permits — John C. Calhoun, chairman. A. L. Franklin, Tobias Newman. Sanitation, Light and Water —A. L. Franklin, chairman. J. E. dußiglon, W. B. Cook. Purchasing—M. Kaiser, chairman. W. S. Taylor, A. I>. Franklin. Unfinished Business. The question of salary of the city printer for 1902 wan brought up, and on motion, the amount was fixed at S4O per month. Council recessed for thirty minutes and on resuming business, an elec tion was held resulting as follows, for the year 1902: City Printer —A. H. Leavy. Citty Attorney—F. E. Twitty. City Engineer—C. S. \Jfylly (term Indefinite, subject to termination at any time by the mayor and council). Sexton, white cemetery —C s G. Moore. Sexton, colored cemetery—Jackie White. City Physician—Dr. J. A. Butts. City Marshal and Chief of Police— S. A. Burney. Assistant Marshal —A. L. Owens. Chief of Fire Department—John C. Green. Superintendent of Sanitation and Sanitary Inspector—S. T. Goodbread. Pilot Commissioner (seven years) —W. M. Tupper. City Jailer and Clerk of Market —Clinton Brown. Port Wardens —H. G. Curtis, O. Jo hannessen. Charles HalvWrson. Member Board of Education—A. V. Wood. f Harbor Master —B. A. Fahm. The election of two assessors, city arbitrator and board of health was postponed until next regular meeting of council. Resolution. By Aldeman dußignon: Be it and it is hereby resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Brunswick. That the Brunswick News, a newspaper having a general circulation in this city and in the county of Glynn, be, and is hereby designated and made the official or gan of the mayor and council of the city of Brunswick, until otherwise ordered by this council. Adopted. Resolution. By Aldreman Cook: Be it and it is hereby resolved, by the Mayor and Alddrmen of the city of Brunswick, in council assem bled, That the clerk of council adver tise in the official organ of this city, for bids for supplying drugs and med icines for use of the city for ensuing year; also for the care and keep of the city clock for ensuing year; said advertisements to be inserted not less than five times and bids to be opened at next regular meeting of council. Adopted. Resolution. By Alderman Calhoun: Be it and it is hereby resolved, by the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Brunswick, in council assembled, That two additional men be added to the present police force of the city, and that an election be held for such positions at the next regular meeting of council. On motion, the provision of a uni form by the superintendent of sanita tion and sanitary inspector was refer red to the sanitation committee. Adopted. Adjourned. N. D. RUSSELL. Clerk of Council. JUMPED THIRTY FEET And Escaped from Court Room While On Trial. Columbus, Ga., Jan. 10.—Will Bart lett, a young white man who had been cleared an hour before of a mis demeanor charge in the city court, and who was being held for trial on a more serious charge in the superior court, jumped from the prisoners' room in the second story of the court house today and made his escape. The window from which the young man jumped is 30 feet from the level ground. He arose after his long leap and ran away, evidently not serious ly injured. What makes his escape all the more remarkable is that a year or two ago Bartlett broke one of his legs and has slightly limped since. The officers have been unable to lo cate him yet, as he disappeared imme diately after his jump from the win dow. ATTEMPTED AN ASSAULT. Negro in Columbia, 8. C., Attacks School Children. Columbia, S. C., Jan. 10.—Today at Reddsville, Spartanburg county, a negro giving his name as B.W.Hughes from Greenville, today made attempts to criminally assault two little white school children and also to assault Mrs. E. M. Fowler of that place. This morning the negro accosted the two little white girls as they were on their way to school, but they ran and screamed, thus baffling bis pur pose. This afternoon at 3 o’clock the ne gro entered the home of Mrs. Fowler and attempted to lay hands upon her. The instant screams of Mrs. Fowler summoned a man working near by, at whose approach the black fiend fled. Mrs. Fowler’s son, C. O Fowler, started in search of the fugitive. He found him lonely spot and the two men rappie.i. the negro assaulting Mr. Fowier with an iron rod. Mr. Fowler drew his pistol and shot the nero in the neck. Capture was then easy. The negro is now in the lock-up at Reidsville and will be brought to Spartanburg tomorrow. He is not badly shot. Reidsville is much excited over the occurrence, but no disorder prevails. Miss Esther Goodyear has returned from a pleasant visit to Albany. BRUNSWICK, GA„ SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1902. MOSES RUINEO By OPIUM HABIT FORMER GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA ARRAIGNED IN POLICE COURT. He Gave Merchant a Bogus Check to Pay for an Overcoat —Makes Speech to the Judge. Boston, Mass., Jan. 10. —Franklin J. Moses, ex-governor of South Caro lina, was before Judge Brown in the second session of the municipal crim inal court this morning charged with giving a check for SSO in payment for an overcoat, the check having been drawn on a South Carolina bank! in which it was learned that the ex governor had no funds. Then again it was further learned that after Mo ses got the coat he pawned it. His honor, the ex-governor, met both the claims. Concerning the money transaction, he said that at the time he gave the check he honestly believed that there was money in the bank to meet the face value. A few days after he got the coat he learned by letter that there was no money there, and at once telephoned to Mr. james A. Hawkes, the tailor, that he expected a party from the south with money for him with which he expected to pay his obligations. Ex-Governor Moses thereupon gave vent to a burst of oratory as follows: “In 4872, when I occupied the posi tion of chief magistrate of one of the prominent states in the union, I was driven by social ostracism, despite my position and the counsel of men high in public life, to seek relief in that alone which seemed to be able to give rest, to a mind ill at rest, namely, to the use of morphine. From morphine' I next look to using opium. In fact, in 1876, the time when the Republican party surrendered the state to the opposition, I had become so addicted to its influence that I could not live without it.” Judge Brown thep sentenced him to Deer island for lour months. MARRIED AT WILLACOOCHEE. Wedding of Miss Fleurine Burns and Mr. Charles Stewart. The following account of the Burns- Gross wedding is taken from yester day’s Savannalt News: "Yesterday afternoon at Willacoo chee, Mr. Charles Edward Gross Stew art, a popular young business man of McDonald, and Miss Helen Fleurine Burris, the accomplished daughter of Mr. J. S. Burns of that place, were married. The ceremony was per formed by Rev. M. C. Austin of Bruns wick. There were eight attendants — Miss Sadie Dart of Brunswick, with Mr. John W. Greer, of Waycross; Miss May Farmer, of tulee, Fla., with Col. J. Walter Bennett, of waycross; Miss Ora Beach, of Waycross, with Mr. Charles F. Gray of Waycross; Mrs. W. W. Stewart, a sister of toe bride, was the matron of honor; and Mr. W. W. Stewart, a brotner of the groom, was best man. The young people left shortly alter uie ceremony for an ex tended wedding tour. They will take in the Charleston exposition while away.” GIVE US TIME. The News Will be in Good Shape in a Short Time. The arrangement by which the News became the only paper in Bruns wick was so sudden that the adver tising contracts have not been arran ged yet, and a number of advertise ments, both local and foreign, are left out. Many Times-Call subscrib ers will miss their paper today, but during the next 24 hours everything will be arranged. Our friends must bear with us for a short time and we promise in the near future a paper of which every citizen will be proud. Miss I,ouise Thompson, who has made many friends while here, will leave Monday for Savannah. MEN 111 FUMES BUSH J RIVER. EXPLOSION IN A NON-EXPLOSIVE POWDER MILL DOES DIS ASTROUS WORK. Two Burned to Death and a Third Will Die —Men Rush to the River to Stop Fire. Clearfield. Pa., Jan. 10.—The Riekey ite Non-explosive Powder Company's mill, here, was destroyed by fire today. Two men were burned to death, a third will die from his inju ries and two others were seriously burned. The deST! are John C. Stew art, Roy Smith. The injured are G. B. Roseberry, James Baker and I''. R. Zentmeyer. It is supposed an explosion preced ed the fire. Stewart’s body was found in the ruins of the burned mill, the limbs having been burned from the body. The other four men escaped from the mill with their clothing burning. They ran into the river near by to ex tinguish the flames, and when per sons attracted by the fire arrived at the scene the men were found on the river bank suffering severely from the burns. Smith died a few hours later. Roseberry, it is thought, cannot re cover. The five men were employed in the mill, and were the only persons in the place when the fire broke out. The mill was owned by former Con gressman Janies Kerr, of this county, and W. 11. Rickey, of New York. It was built about eight months ago and cost $40,000. NEW BANK OPENS ITS DOORS. Blue Ridge Institution Has $40,000 Paid-Up Capital. Blue Ridge, Ga., Jan. 10. —The North Georgia National bank has opened for business here with a paid-up capital of $40,000. The officers are John H. Carter, president; F. E, Conley, vice president; A. S. J. Davis, vice presi dent and cashier; and J. F. Holden, assistant cashier. The new bank suc ceeds the Blue Ridge bank, which was started here as a private institution in March, 1900, by John H, Carter, but was converted into a state bank and made a state depository in No vember, 1901. Its conversion into a national bank was the result of a steady growth from the very start. President Carter is regarded as one of the best bankers and financiers in the state and the directors are all prominent business men of ttiis sec tion. B. & B.’S BIG MORTGAGE. One for $6,750,000 to the Knicker bocker Trust Company Recorded. A special in yesterday’s Savannah News from Douglas, says: There was filed yesterday, and is now being reported in the office of the clerk of the superior court, the largest mortgage ever recorded in Coffee county. It is made by the Brunswick and Birmingham Railroad Company to the Knickerbocker Trust Company of New York lor $6,750,000, covering thirty pages of closely print ed pamphlet, with $ 1,125 internal rev enue stamps. MISSISSIPPI REPUBLICANS Given Cold Deal by President Roose velt—Democrats Appointed. Washington, Jan. 10. —The turn down of the organization of republi cans in Mississippi seems to be eve*n more complete than was first under stood. Not only did democrats get the places under the department of justice announced yesterday, but Jim Hill, the negro leader from that state, who has been a power in the republi can councils for a long time, a mem ber of the national committee, is to be superseded as register of the land office at Jackson. His successor is, however, a white republican, Freder ick Collins, who has been marshal in the southern district. Collins made a good record as marshal, and is ta ken care of in the shake-up. The Hill BY AN OVERWHELMING VOTE HOUSE APPROVES NICARAGUA CANAL BILL turn down has brought much sorrow to the southern colored brother, and the appointment of a democrat as dis trict attorney and marshal has also brought deep sorrow to the hearts of the whole Mississippi contingent. Mississippi republicans holding of fice here are, of course, not doing much talking for publication, because they have their own official heads to look after: but on the quiet they are predicting dire things for 1904. They are sharpening their scalping knives. Naturalaly they consider it a great re flection upon the recpybliean party of Mississippi that the president should declare by his appointments that there are none of them fit for these high positions. This is just what the president’s action means, and with characteristic frankness he does not hesitate to say so. Colonel Smyth, of Augusta, who hopes to be postmaster, had a talk with Postmaster General Smith and endeavored to advance the Augusta case so as to get action upon it before the new postmaster general comes in. All he was able to get was a state ment that it might be reached, hut there was no certainty of it. The same condition prevails with other Georiga cases. "Pink” Morton’s term is out on the 14th. the time the change in the department is to be made, out he has been unable to get any assur ances that his case will be disposed of before that date. J. P. Burton, of Montgomery, who wants to be collector to succeed Jul ian Bingham, called at the white house today witli Captain Reuben F. Kolb, who is one Of his supporters. S JL. NO MINISTER NAMED. Not Known Who Will Succeed Mr. Reaney at Episcopal Church. As yet. no one lias been named to succeed Rev. W. 11. Reaney as pastor of St. Mark's Episcopal church. It is understood, however, that the vestry will hold a meeting within the next few days and select someone. It is understood that there are sev eral applicants for the place. Services will -be held as usual at the church tomorrow at 11 o’clock. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. Sunday Will be the Seventh Anniver sary of Present Pastorate. Sunday marks the seventh anniver sary of Rev. Waiter M. Gilmore’s pastorate in tha city, and he will preach at 11 o’clock a sermon appro priate to the occasion. In the even ing at 7:30 the subject of the sermon will be "Our Enemies.” Young people’s meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday school at 3 p. m. All are cor dially invited. LABOR MEN AT WHITE HOUSE. Leaders of the Labor Unions Lunched By the President. Washington, Jan. 10.—The presi dent had with him at luncheon today the attorney general, the secretary of agriculture and a notable gathering of representatives of organized labor. They were F. !>. Sargent, chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen; E. E. Clark, grand chief conductor oi the Order of Railway Conductors; L. H. Morrissey, grand master of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen; H. B. Parham, president, of the Order of Railway Telegraphers;' and A. B. Youngson, first assistant to P. M. Ar thur. chief of the Brotherhood of Lo comotive Engineers. Get It Without Paying for It. If you are not satisfied with any job that you have Jim Carter do, he won’t have you pay him. He means to please his customers every time. Make the bath room comfortable. A gas heater is the article. PRICE FIVE CENTS. ATTEMPT TO AMEND FAILED IT WAS EASILY VOTED DOWN BY THE SUPPORTERS OF THE BILL YESTERDAY. Friends of the Panama Route Will Make a Hard Fight in the Senate Very Soon. Washington, Jan. 10. —A scene that has probably had no parallel save the passage of the bill carrying the $50,000,000 appropriation for the war with Spain was enacted in the house of representatives today, when, with out two negative votes, the Hepburn bill, providing for the construction of the Nicaraguan canal, was passed by that body. The negative votes were •ast by Representatives Lassiter, of Virginia, and Fletcher, of Minnesota. Mr. Bishop, of Michigan, declined to vote. After the test of the Morris intendment for the purchase of the J anama property, which received 102 votes, these members, who had made i gallant effort to inject their ideas 11 to the bill, joined hands with the upporters of the committee bill and mt it through practically unanimous ly. There was great interest in the contest over the Morris amendment and great enthusiasm over the final vote which carried the bill through in a way to serve notice to the world if the sincerity of this overnment’s letermination to put through the pro ect which iriSans so much to the ommerce of the world. There can be no question that this ction of the house will have a great 'oral effect in favor of the Nicarauan oute. It does not mean, however, hat the Panama proposition is not o receive thorough, consideration at the hands of tne senate. On the con rary it is certain that the senate will :ive the Panama people a full oppor dnity to be heard with the sole idea of securing the best possible route. The fact that the Panama people are willing to take $40,000,000 instead of $100,000,000, as they have in tha past, is taken as meaning that they will be glad -to get $25,000,000, or any thing else they can. The state de partment has every assurance that, just as liberal concessions will be granted by Colombia as by Nicara gua and Costa Rica, and the canal situation presents, as it has never heretofore, an opportunity for the con sideration of the two routes on their merits as an engineering and business proposition. The action of the house today means that there is going to be a canal, and that there will be no great delay in inaugurating the work. It. is a great victory for those who have been in the front of the fight. What the Bill Authorizes. The bill as passed today authorizes the president to secure from the states of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, in behalf of the United States, control of such a portion of the territory be longing to said states as may be de sirable and necessary on which to ex cavate, construct and protect a canal suitable to the wants of modern navi gation and commerce, and appropri ates such a sum as may bo necessary to secure the control of said territory. Section 2 authorizes the president, after securing control of the needed territory, to direct the secretary of war to construct such canal from the (Continued on Page Four.)