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THE BRUNSWICK NEWS.
■(.VOLUME 1; NUMBER 291. WRECK ON THE B.&B; NO ONE WAS INJURED UAL TRESTLE WAS TOO WEAK i— ■jnday excursion train to JACKSONVILLE MEETS WITH MISHAP NEAR CITY. CARS NEARLY WENT OVER R,l ' ls Used by the Rond Kept Train From Going Through And Not a Person Was One of 15jo most porn liar accidents taai over _lo a raihoail oc- oig£3k. ii H. Duniiny and ; li i i ■' iMMaiffiMißf UW ni . id ill iin I : ’■ |r mi ii ns-iio; jn.-i .\ I. b cm- .-. .- I’m- ..| ! am. I §j||yjp.; ' Vllt.-'' II Id ■- !>■ Hp|® i rossril Hi. cai- il - H|HHi ni'liSWvJ®-'""''' 1 ' ■ ’' '' i hi: i aiTioii t.io entire train across. The engine tender left the rails us did also some of the passenger coaches but none of them h .t the track th; cars running on the I-i-.ssties until the train was stopped by a. reversal of tin- brakes. The passengers then -got. out and looking bite!: saw that one part of the last coach was over the trestle where the track lient out inat. the heavy rails and extra heavy equipment used by the It. &■ B, had proven superior to the weight of the train and was holding the last half of tne last coaou in the r lance. Officials of ill" it. & B. on hoard took charge of all the passengers and to loose who wanted to continue on r journey transfers were given at ::e six-mile crossing while at that point other, who wished to come hark to Brunswick wire taken on. Traffic arrangements were imme diately made with the Southern and Atlantic Coast line and temporarily all trains of the B. & B. will arrive and depart from the union depot. All the m ehanioal force of the B. & B. were plated at Work at once on the trestle and it will lie in good s.iapo by tonight. The cause of the trestle l iving wfiv was due to ttie extra heavy ratio, prevailing in tnis section during the past few weeks causing such an extraordinary flow of water through the canal 1-riday, Saturday and Saturday night, that it was prac liouliiy impossible to sustain a foun dation under the heavy eribing and trestle work. The accident was due I*. one of those providential causes that cannot be well guarded against ,n< ! the closest inspection of trackage fails to reveal. The L. & li. had their trucks well patrolled during *-•!. and took evi ry for rnr sanity of their pa irons and they are now hard at. work to repair the to si lo and get it in good shape by to-nig-.t. President Mac.,on and the road of ficial* were actively engaged in the Work and are doing all that .s pos sible lo place the road service on its regular footing again. RAIN FELL IN TORRENTS. Heaviest Seen in Brunswick ir a Num ber of Years Probably the heaviest iain ?wi here in a number of years came down yes terday afternoon and 11-te I for lolly an hour. in many parts of the city, >n low places, the water was a foot deep and passage as almost impo.;.,il>ie. A.* over the city and on <r)• dorks work was suspended for nearly the entire day. The heaviest fall was between fotir and five o’clock in the afternoon. im ports from the county district Indicates that the continued heavy rains of the past week have lone ton, ids aule damage. Many bridges hfli in- n washed away and a major ity of the roads are in a bad condi tion. AFTER BICYCLE RIDERS. Police are Enforcing Ordinance Pro- j hibiting Riding on Union Street. The bicycle riders who art- ignoring ■ l-e ordinance prohibiting the riding) on the sidewalk of Union street are | going to get into trouble if they eon- j tinue to violate the law. A policeman lias been ordered to keep watch on this street and here after everyone caught will lie given a trial in the police court. The om cors say the law is violated mostly by the' ladtes and tuey have been noti fied to stop riding on the sidewalk. i anting to a News reporter yester day. one of tne officers said tue only way to stop the ladies from violating the ordinance would be to arrest one and give her a trial in police .court, and this die city intended to do. Union is probably the main resi dence street of the city and before the passage of the ordinance prohib iting bicycle riding on the sidewalk many accidents occurred, one or (wo of them being quite serious and it is lo lie hoped that, the cyclist will hereafter keep off die sidewalk with their wheels. INVESTIGATING THE CASSAVA. Professor Tracy Will Make Report on Plant's Food Properties. Jackson. Miss., September B. Pro f| i soi s. M. Tracy, formerly director of the Mississippi agricultural expert ment station, has been commissioned by the government department of ag riculture lo make an invrstimation anil extensive report on the food proper ties of the cassava plant, which is now attracting considerable attention among lie farmers and stock raisers ol’ the south. The cassava is a starch and food plant, indigenous to Cuba and the West Indies, and n is believed fbat its ru. ivatlon will nn-an much for the future of the south in an agricultural way. gradually supplanting corn ns a food for live stock. Professor Tracy will spend about three months with the invest lotion it the com usion ol which he will prepare a book to be published by the department of agri culture. The plant has been cultiva ted in a small way and with considera ble success in Mississippi, although it apparently flourishes best in Florida and along the southern seaeoasts. SIX DOLLARS FOR LEFT EYE. Compromise Said to Have Been Ef fected With a Negro. Columbus, Miss., oep.ember B. Since the wreck at lterry, Ala., last Monday, in which about twenty-five colored inhabitants of this city were bided and'three tunes that number were seriously, if not fatally wounded, the town has been sx arming with special agents, claim agents, solicitors and lawyers, settling up c aims against and working up litigation against the same. Any number of Birmingham law firms have had agents here, and the wounded negroes who have not compromised with the rail roa.., nave turned their claims life; to them. Some amusing compromises have been effected, one of which was learned, being the paying oi a negro the enormous sum of $0 for the loss of his left eye. CIRCUS. Three Couples Married by the Mayor of Goldsboro, N. C. Raleigh, N. C., September B.—At Goldsboro yesterday there was a tri pie wedding. Mayor Peterson official mg, at the city hall. The contracting parties came in from the country to see the circus. They decided to marry first of all. The news flew and a gn at crowd gathered to see mony. Two of the grooms are pr< thers and brides are sisters. All are from tne same township. Commands President's Yacht. .Jackson, Miss.. September B. l.ieutenajnt W. H, Buck, who is in command of President Roosevelt’s yacht, the Slyph, is a native Missts sippian, having been born and reared at. Port Gibson. Claiborne county. He is the youngest man ever placed in command of a vessel in the United Stales navy and saw ac'ive serves during the Spanish-American war. BRUNSWICK, GA., TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1902. MAT ESTABLISH j MAIL SERVICE - SUPERINTENDENT OF RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE HERE TO GO OVER THE B. & B. WILL MAKE INSPECTIONTODAY Together With Postmaster Brown and B. & B. Officials He Will Go Over the Line to Nichols Today.. U. M. Russell, superintenden of the railway mail service, will lie in Bruns wick today and will make an inspec tion of the Brunswick and Birmingham railroad, with a view of establishing a mail service over tlie line. Since the B. & B. lias been opera! ing regular freight and passenger trains over i,ts line, the Country through which it traverses lias been quite thickly set t ied, and application has been made to the department to establish post offices at certain sta lions on the roau. 'I lie Brunswick board of trade has taken a hand in the matter, and has been using its efforts to get the service established. The B. H B. officials were notified b.V the department that the mutter would have prompt attention and said that flic superintendent would be sent to Brunswick to go over tne line and sec if it: was 'sufficiently settled tc warrant the establishment of jiostof flees at the stations named by the B. 6: B. people. Mr. Russell will arrive in the city this morning and will at once, go out on an inspection tour. He will be accompanied by Postmaster Brown iml one or two of the officers of the B. & B. The party will go as far as -<u.tolls. to where ike road has bv-Ai completed and to which point regn lar trains will shottly lie Inaugurated. The B. & It. people feel sure that there is a sufficient number of people along the line to warrant the csinb iishmont of offices and they think that Mr. Terrell will rentier a report rec ommending that the offices be estab lished. L.iTLE WILLIAM HARDY DEAD. Passed Away Very Suddenly Sunday Night. William Thomas, tne little four year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hardy died at. an early hour yester day morning of acute indigestion. in- arose as well as usual Sunday morning, but soon complained of fi cl ing sick and shortly after went into convulsions. All that was possible was done to relieve the little one, but medical skill was unavailing. Little William was a bright little feilow and his parents are piostrated •vith grief over his sudden death. • hey have the sympathy of a large cifiTe ef friends in un.-ir bereave ment. Tne funeral occurred yesterday af- Trnoori at 3 o'clock from tne resilience m Ellis street and was attended by tinny friends of the family. NEWS OF THE SHIPS. Sr-iail Marine Items of the Doings of a Day. Arrives.—Steamer Rio Grande, Johnston, New York; bark Oerd iNor.), Sehladt, Hast London, via Barbados. Sailed. — Schooner Edward T. "tnioriicrry. Hurrah, New York Tlie tug Vigilant is now at IJiTes ■nlek's marine railway, where she is having her boilers cleaned. The Vigi ' ni has been doing some hard work since she was purchased, about a year ago, but now. since there is no oppo ation, she will not be pr issed into service so much. Another steamboat has been added o the fleet now Aitamaha river. The Dublin Steamboat Com pany has purchased the Relief anil -vi 11 operate from Dublin to Brunswick cither directly or by connection with the lower river boats. It is reported :hat the parties interested in develop ing the river hardwoods will use this line for shipments to the seaboard. Consecrated Sept. 29. Rome. September 8. —Monsignor Guidi. who was recently appointed apostolic delegate in the Philippine Islands, will be consecrated Sept. 29, Cardinal Rampolla officiating. FOliR HUNDRED WERE POISONED - -4 I NATURAL ARSENiC SPRINGS BREAKS-FORTH IMPREGNATING CITY'S WATER SUPPLY. THIRTY PERSONS ART DEAD Mapimi Was Being Swept as by Pla gue Until the Physician Dis covered J oat the City Water Had Beep Impregnated. San Antonio, Tex., Sept. B.—Relia ble Information has reached here of trouble and destruction of life at Map imi, Mexico, by the breaking forth oi arsenic springs in the mountains near the cny. The waters of me springs have united with those of the spr.ngs which supply "tue city with ui'inking water, and the distributing reservoir s thorougnly impregnate, with arsenic. Asa result, thirty are dead and over four hundred are seriously ill. Those nearest ihe reservoir seemed to get the full benefit of rhe deadly poison and lived only a short -me. This is tlie first information ouu.aily received of the matter and il was some time before the correct source of the poison was ascertained, uy that, time, hundreds were ill all over the city, as if the place was stricken by a piague, and physicians were wired for Cram ail the surrounding mining camps and towns. Even when the cource of poisoning was discovered, some time was re quired ai ascertain the exact cause, such a thing as natural spring ar senic was never dreamed of before. Tiie citizens are now suffering for want of water. A LARGE SAWMILL BURNED. Was Situated in Irwin County Near Tifton. Tifton. Ga., Septemuer 8. The saw mill Oi. Phillips & Hollingsworth in Irwin county, five miles from Tilton, on the Georgia, Southern road, caught lire and burned up tnis morning about J o’clock with all the mill fixtures and about SB9O or ,n. 0 worth of sawed lumber on the ground. It is not known exactly how me ..re originated, but: tne mill either caught from a spar., from the northbound Georgia Southern train or from the lurnace of the mill. The mill was .insure... for $2,0(10. ino total loss to Hie owners was about $3,000. Insurance inspec tors will arrive tomorrow or next day and as soon as their claim is adjusted tne owners of the mill will begin to rebuild a, once. the mill pro pel ty and one or two small houses, there was no further damage .aim the fire. * KNOX HAS REACHED PARIS. He Will See a Clear Title to the Panama Canal. Paris, September 7. P. C. Knox, at torney general of the Unit -i Stales, arrived here today for the purpose of obtaining a’clear title to the propel ty bought by the United States from the Panama Canal Company and to inves tigate the treaty between that com pany and the Columbian government which is to be transferred to the United states. Mr. Russell, of the department of justice has been engaged for tne lasi six weeks in Paris in investigating the matters which took in -r. Knox abroad. For Approaching the Shah. Paris, Sept. B—As the Shah oi. Per sia was returning, to bis hot 31 t.h ! s afternoon a man, who claims to be an Armesian, was arrested for trying to approach his majesty’s carriage. The prisoner said his only intention was to ask for charity. Strike Has Been Settled. Denison. Tex., September 8. —The strike of helpers in tne machine shops of the Missouri, Kansas anil Texas at ibis point, involving about I 2i>o. lias been settled, and the men will j return to work Monday. A portion of i their do .minds was complied with. COAI STRIKE MAY BE ENDED DURING WEEK MORE THIEVES AT WORK. Several Cases Occurred Saturday Night in the City. Two attempts at burglary occur red here within tne last few days, proving that the burglars are still with us. (Jn Saturday night, someone tried to enter ttie residence of Rev. J. J. Perry at an early hour in the ovening, bill. ws*,s Irigliiicued away before lie secured anything. Sunday night at eleven o’, lock tie residence of Mrs. Thomas O'Connor was visited but in tnis case also he was heard by Ibe family and left when he discovered that he had aroused them. In the iat- I ipr ease he climbed upon the roof of I the back piazza and tried a winuow-blind. Tlie idea that (IPs expert and sys tematic thieving is the work of ser vants employed on the premises is hardly plausible as in many of the houses entered, no servants are em ployed. The police should certainly lie on tlie aleit lo capture the thief or thieves and put an end to nis bold raids. STRUGGLE WITH A BURGLAR. Guy Tabbott Met Man as he Entered his HOnre This Morning. Another burglary Was reported at an early this morning. This tinio at ihc resilience oi Mr. ... W. Tabbott at iho corner of Union stueot and hirst avenue. Young Guy Tabbott was returning lioine. Going to the fiont door he found it locked, and he starte., around to his mother’s room to call her. Un der the front, window, on the piazza, he saw a man, and asked who n was rei Led no reply. The man men made a datiii and a fierce light followed. | Guy said to a News repo; tor that he struck the man several blows with his umbrella, but lie overpoweted him and made bis escape into tlie woods. . lie police were at once untied and mounted officers Burney and Herrin at, once went to the scene and scour ed the nearby woods, out saw nothing of the man. Guy says lie van so frightened and j timeii so suddenly that he does not know whether the man was white or black. ARMS TO THE REBELS. Steamer Sails From Baltimore for Columbia. Baltimore, September 8.- With every member of her crew armed with a rifle and wearing a belt, loaded with catridges, the little steamer, Aland oi Patuea left Baltimore yesterday. The agi ids of Lie steamer announced that she was to be used in building a jetty at the mouth of the River Pa tina in Honduras, but it is understood Voug the water front that the steamer is a genuine filibuster and that sue is carrying ammunition to the insur gents in Columbia. In her hold are cases of dynamite and boxes of rifles, with a large quantity of ammunition an similar warlike stores. In charge of the out lit is John Toole who was engineer on the famous ihree Friends, which carried arms to ihe Cubans. 'the Maid of Patueais owned in Cleveland. Preparations for her voy ige were made under the direction ef i man giving njs name as W. M. Diihoefcr Mysterious boxes Mr.Du! Uoi for at the Carrollton.” STREET CAR CONDUCTOR SHOT. 'Had Qearrel With a Negro Near Charlotte. Charlotte, N. C., September B. ait i les Pennington, a street car cm lucter. was shot and mortally wound ed early this morning in an ineiddenf race riot. Pennington with a number of companions was off duty and went to a merry go-round in the suburbs to have some fun. He soon precipitated a quarrel with a negro. When Me latter attempted to defend himself, Pennington and his companions pulled pistols and the firing became general. When the smoke of battle lifted, it was found that. Pennington had ab.; let hole in his neck. The leaden mis sile lodged benind the back-bone. The shot was fired riy another street rail way employee and friend of Penning ton whose name tlie wounded man re fused to reveal. PRICE FIVE CENTS. OPERATORS HELD LARGE MEEITNG AUTHENTICALLY STATED THEY ARE PLANNING TO RETURN TO WORK. BEEN OUI EIGHIEEN WEEKS Mine Owners Say a Large Number of the Strikers Have Offered to Settle the Strike at Once. Philadelphia. September 8.-—it. is an nounced tonight thnl Hie great coal strike, which lias been on for eighteen weeks, will probably lie settled t.us week. It is known that tire operators held meeting today, and tonight a large number of them gathered and it is authentically stated that they are now planning to bring the strike to an end as soon as possible. Just what steps they will take or what will be done is not known but it is generally be lli ved here tonight that within two weeks all of the strikers will he back at work in the coal mines. The coal companies say they have long lists of men who are ready *.e in turn to work, but are unwilling to take the chance, because tie.- tear violence. With the coming of cooler weather the companies look for a break, believing that the relief now coming to mine workers will not hold out and tney will be compelled to re turn and prepare for the winter, which is usually a rigorous one in the moun tain regions. Company officials do not look for a rapid decline in the price of coal after the strike is over, because tue demand will l.e greater than the sup ply. It. is estimated that not more than 7 per cent, of the mines will be in condition ior immediate operation when the strike is ended. Organizers Are at Work. . . Keystone, W. Va., September 8. — Several organizers from the New River and the Kanawha river coal fields were here in tire Norfolk and Western districts today addressing crowds of miners, pleading w.th them mi. to return to work through sym pathy or otherwise. They met with practically little encouragement and it is claimed that all operations will he fully resumed along the Norfolk and Western railway. Money for Linkers. Huntington, W. Va., September B. Secretary-Treasurer Wilson, of the United Mine Workers, secured sev eral hundred dollars in contributions from labor unions here today for the striking miners. He denies the re port;; that the strike is settled in the mines along the Chesapeake and Ohio railway. FIELD LABORERS ARE SCARCE. Mississippi Farmers are Offering Good Prices for Pickers. Jackson. Miss., September 8. —Good progress is being made with the pick ing of the cotton crop in Mississippi, and the fields and gins have been tuo scenes of tne greatest activity during the past week. Complaints are still doing made of the scarcity of labor, mil good pickers are commanding fancy wages in many sections wher-j he dearth of labor amounts almost to a famine. i .ic crop observers and forecaster' ire all agreed that the crop will no' De up to the expectations of foe' weeks ago, but the yield will be mal and is expected to be in tb' ;ie.„.iborhood of 1,300,000 bales, b" •ommunitieg where the. crop is unu" tally short it is made up for in other motions where conditions are report ed excellent, and a general averau-r wli. be maintained. Farmers are complaining somewne* bitterly over the low price of cottoi seed. In some neighborhoods tne o*- mills are paying only $lO tier ton, am planters declare that they will n<". sell ior this price, preferring to use fne seed as fertilizer