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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 187.
STRONG cony IS ORGANIZED GLYNN HARDWARE AND SUPPLY COMPANY ASKS TO BE IN CORPORATED. BUSINESS MEN ARE IN II The Incorporators of the New Con cern Are Among Our Most Prom inent Citizens —Object of the Company. One of tlie strongest companies ever organized in south Georgia has re cently been formed in Brunswick un der the name of the Glynn Hardware and Supply Company, tho petition for incorporation of which appears else where in this issue. The incorpora tors of the new company are: C. Downing, president of the Down ing Company and president of the Na tional Bank of Brunswick; E. F. Co ney, general manager of the Atlantic Towboat, Company, and member of the firm of Coney & Parker; W. M. Tupper, General manager Brunswick and Florida Steamboat Company, add W. M. Tupper & Cos.; J. J. Lott, gen eral manager wholesale grocery firm of J. J. Lott & Cos.; J. A. Foster, vice president and general manager Hil ton and Dodge Lumber Company; F. D. Aiken, president Brunswick Bank and Trust Company; J. B. Wright, president Brunswick & Darien steamer line, and general manager firm of Wright & Gowan. In the petition for charter the com pany asks to be incorporated for a term of years; the capital stock is placed at $40,000, with, the privilege of increosinf same to SIOO,OOO at the pleasure of the company. , The objects of the new company, as ;; itt'cnr'iff (lie petition. is—ro oaift on a f wholesale and retail business, either or both, In goods, wares and merchan dise of any and all kinds, but par ticularly in hardware and mill sup plies; to purchase and sell same by wholesale or retail, or both, etc. * The new company, it is understo®. proposes to at once begin active and it will be one of the largest hard ware concerns in this section of the state, and will carry on a very largo business. 'T. tw All of the incorporators are well known in Glynn county, they being among our most prominent business men, and each of them is now con nected with some large enterprise. The News understands, from a re liable source, that the company will open in this city, one of the largest and best equipped hardware and gen eral supply houses in ihe state, which will he under the management of a well known Brunswickian. The field (■elected by the company is, indeed, a good one. and they will have a large territory to cater to. The News wishes the new enterprise success and hopes that it will soon be under way. PEACH CROP WILL BE SHORT. Growers Around Columbus Will Be Glad of Half a Crop. Columbus, Ga„ May *4.—The fruit growers throughout this fruit section will make from one-third to one-half of a crop, and in and near Buena Vis ta, about 30 miles southeast of here, a large number of the growsrs will get fully a half a crop. Their opinion is, however, that the fruit growing sec tion of southwest Georgia will not av erage more than one-fourth, of a crop. Many of the fruit trees were killed by the recent cold snaps. Growers around Richmond, Ga., about 40 miles below here, will aver age one-half of a crop. Two prominent Columbus citizens, who are perhaps the largest peach growers in this section of the country, claim that they will get at least one-’ half of a crop, but tiiat the average will be the same as staled above. TO INSPECT THE RIFLEMEN. Major French, of Regular Army, Will Be Here Next Week. Major Francis H. French, of IheSix-i teentli Infantry, U. S. A., special of ficer detailed under (.he provisions of the Dick bill to conduct tlie inspection of the Georgia state troops, will ho in Brunswick on Wednesday, of next, week Jct> inspect the Riflemen. While inspecting troops in this sec tion of the state, Major French will make his headquarters in Savannah. The Riflemen are in a good con 'it"cT r —: :t and will no doubt r make a goou showing at tue examina tion. THE BRUNSWICK NEWS. LISTENED TO DEBATE MINISTERS AND LAWYERS MET IN JOINT DISCUSSION LAST NIGHT.- t THE AFFIRMATIVE SIDE WON Large Crowd Was Present and Fully Enjoyed the Discussion —Judges . Finally Decided in. Favor the Ministers. Tho meeting of tho New Town De bating Society last night proved to be one of the most interesting in the history of this young and popular or ganization. The announcement that the lawyers and ministers would meet in a de bate attracted much attention, and the Sunday school room was hardly large enough to accommodate the crowd that attended. , The subject handled by the debat ers was, “Resolved, That lirviromnent Has More to Do With Character Than Heredity.” The lawyers took the af firmative side of the question and were representted by Cos!. C P. Goodyear, Max Isaac and E. W. Dart. The nega tive side was Rev. Wyllys Rede, Rev. C. G. Bradley and Major Daft. The re spective sides handled their subject in great fashion and it was quite dif ficult for the judges lo decide the win ners, and after a discussion, a decision was rendered in favor of the nega tive. Next Monday night wall be devoted to the discussion of early American history. This will he the second time this subject has been handled by tho club, and those who were present when it was discussed before are look ing forward to the coining meeting with -co'shio-cable 4ptox.i iltt:< Tbe society continues to grow, both in popularity and membership. EXCURSIONISTS HAL, TO RETURN Accident on the B. & B. Disappointed Sunday Travellers. There were some forty or fifty dis appointed exeursionists in Brunswick Sunday, as a result of au unfortunate mishap on the B. & B. The first cheap excursion of the season was scheduled to go to Jackson ville over that line, and quite a large number were on the train. For some reason or other, it seems that tlie en gine went on a strike and refused to get up enough steam, and therefore the train arrived at Thalmann about an hour late, and the Seaboard Air Line did not wait. There was nothing to do but to re turn, and tlie excursionists were very much disappointed. The B. & B. of course regret the occurrence as much, if no: more than any of the excursionists, but it was just one of those mishaps that will happen. However, the excursions will be on all during the sumnie rmontlis, and an accident of the kind will hardly happen again. ON THEIR ANNUAL FISH. Tom Welch Club Will Go to Atkinson Next Week. The Tom Weicli Fishing club, ono o’f the most popular organizations of the kind in the state, will have their annual meet on the Satilla river, near Atkinson, beginning next Monday. A number of improvements have been made in the way of camping out fit at the fishing grounds, and a largo number of tho members, as well as visitors of the club, are expected to he present, aud a genuine good time is assured to all who may be able to attend. The Tom Welch Fishing club is composed mostly of railroad men of Brunswick, Waycross, Albany and oili er places. They go down on the Sa tilla river every year and spend two or three weeks fishing, and enjoying themselves generally. BUYS A HANDSOME HOME. D. J. Phillips Purchases Residence cf J. Hoffman on Union Street. D. J. Phillips, the tailor, wlio recent ly removed to this city from Albany, yesterday purchased through Brob ■euii, Fending & Cos., the handsome res idence of J. Hoffman, on Union street, between Mansfield and Monk. Mr. Phillips has decided to live in Brunswick permanently and will re move his family here ftt once, Mrs. Uhllliif i.l now in the city, i The home which he purchased is 1 1 one of the prettiest in the city. BRUNSWICK, GA.. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1903. OFFICIALS WILL RETURN TODAY RAILROAD AND STEEL PLANT PEOPLE WERE IN ALABAMA YESTERDAY. THEIR COLUMBUS VISIT They Were Given a Reception By the People of That City and Other wise Entertained—Offer Made the City. Tho party of officials of the Bruns wick and Birmingham railroad and of the Mohawk Valley Steel and Wire company, who have been off on a trip to Georgia and Alabama since Friday last, are expected to return to the city tonight, although nothing (def inite to that effect has been learned, and tho party may not arrive until sometime tomorrow. Yesterday, it is understood, the of ficials were the guests of the people of Eufaula, Ala., and spent several hours there, looking over that thriving little Alabama city. It will be remem bered that a party of prominent cit izens of Eufauia were in Brunswick last week, in the interest of their city, and endeavored to get the B. & B. to come through Eufaula on its way to The officials were extended an invitation by the delegates to visit their city and meet the com mercial body, which would make them an offer to secure the road. Saturday the officials were in Co lumbus, where they received a warm welcome at the hands of the Colum bus board of trade. They were given a ride over the city to many points of in’terest, and later a reception was given them at the hotel Rankin. In discussing the visit as to the resuk of Jie fhoctThg'Wh prominent citizens of Columbus, the Enquirer- Sun says: “The Brunswick and Birmingham officials declined to make a direct pro position to the city of Columbus, but slated what, in their opinion, it would bo necessary for the city to do in or der to get the road. Tiiey thought the city could get the road by underwrit ing $600,000 of their bonds. The city was given three days in which to state whether or not it desired to do this. The committee in behalf of the citi zens, stated that three days was not sufficient time in which to give a mat ter of this importance the consider ation that it deserved. Thus the mat ter stands. “It is not improbable, however, that, the city and the roau will got togeth er in the matter. It is doubtful if it will be on the basks of underwriting $600,000 of the company’s bonds, how ever. “When asked what, in their opin ion, the people of Columbus should do in order'to secure the road, Mr. Dm sted, speaking for the officials, said that the city should do the following things: “Underwrite $600,000 of the Bruns wick anil Birmingham railroad com pany’s 4 1-2 per cent, fifty year bonds, at 90 cents. “Give terminal facilities to the road at Columbus. “Give the rod a right of way through Muscogee county. "The committee asked how much time the company would give to the city of Columbus to make an answer to this, stating Just what it could do. ‘The railroad officials replied that, they could give the city of Columbus three days In which to state what it would do. “Asa corporation, the city of Co lumbus cannot, underwrite bonds; prac tically all the city government can do is to donate terminal facilities. If the bonds are underwritten they will he by the people of the city as private citizens. “While the immediate outcome of the conference with the Brunswick -and Birminghm people may not he particularly satisfactory to either par ty to the conference, yet the mooting, far from doing harm, will he produc tive of good.” Tho party left Columbus Saturday night, and probably proceed on to Ala bama. Whether they will go on to Birmingham or not is not known hy anyone in the city, but from the B & B. office a News reporter learns that, the entire party will probkbly be hack this afternoon. Holes for the Piling. The force at work on tho site of the r tccl plant is now busy digging holes | tor the piling, which will be used as a foundation for the big plant. WELCOMED IN DENVER ROOSEVELT WAS GUEST OF THE COLORADO CITY YESTER DAY. GRtEEED BY THOUSANDS Nearly the Entire Population of the City Turned Out to Get a Glimpse of Chief Executive. Made a Speech. i\ x Denver, Coio., May 4.—This was the president’s day in Colorado and at every stopping place in President Roosevelt's itinerary it was observed in the Fourth of July fa.-hlon. The president was the guest, of the city of Denver two and a half hours and all the people greeted him witli warmth atql heartiness. The welcome has not been exceeded on his transcontinen tal tour. The city’s ordinary population of about 175,000, with thousands of visi tors from either parts of the state, were massed along the streets and avenues of the line of march, at the state eapitol grounds, and city park, and every man, woman, and child in the city had an opoprtunity of get ting a good look at the distinguished guest. The mayor proclaimed a holi day and the schools and business houses were closed and beautiful dec orations were displayed. The presi dent made hut one speech in this city and that was on the eapitol grounds, where no less than* 25,000 people had assembled. The sun shone brightly during-, the visit and no incident or accident occurred lo mar the pleasure of the occasion. TO BUILD CHURCM ON JEKYL INLAND New Cottages to Go Up and Other Im provements to be Made During the Summer Season. A number of handsome now build ings will go up at Jeyl during the summer season, while many of the cottages will have additions added, and others will ho greatly Improved. Probably the handsome-t building to go up will be a church. It is learned that by next season the beautiful is land will have a handsome church on it, to he erected by the different mem bers and to bo the property of the club. The church, it is understood, will bo built of brick, and will be a very hondsome one. It is also learned tliar anew ami pretty residence will be erected by the opening next, season. It will be built by F. H. Goodyear, a prominent member of the dub. Mr. Goodyear has been coming to Jekyl for a num ber of seasons, stopping ,at the dub house, but this year he decided to have a cottage erected. It is said that it will ho among tr& handsomest on the island and work will probably commence in a month or two. Joseph, Pulitzer, the millionaire owr’f ef of thte New York World, will mrjo some groat improvements on his Hi ready handsome cottage, and. two or three rooms will he added. Besides these, a number of oilier j buildings on the island will be im proved and the summer months will see things busy at Jekyl in the build ing line. THE “DOROTHY DODD” SHOE. J. A. Smith Accepts Agency for this Well known Footwear. J. A. Smith, the well known New castle street shoe dealer, has accepted the agency for the famous “Dorothy Dodd” shoe, about which so much lias been said of late. It is stated that the “Dorothy Dodd" shoo is the most comfortable shoe ever made, and the ladies everywhere in the country have highly endors'd it as the most comfortable and economical shoe on the marie e an< it is probable that Mr. Smith will have a big sale for the well known footwear in this city. In an ad. elsewhere in this issue it will bo seen that the company manu facturing the “Dorothy Dodd" shoo i offering a number of cash prizes, ag gregating 54.000 and every purchaser of a pair of the shoes will have a chance ai the money Mr. Smith, the local agent, will gladly give informa lion as to the contest For the Custom Service. An examination will he held in this oitv on .Tilly tilth for positions in the custom service. The • xamlnai .on wih be held by a joint board of civil ser ! vice examiners, coon LECTURE TO THE ODD FELLOWS •—-—■ HON. ROBT. T. DANIEL, OF GRIF FIN GUEST OF .LOCAL OR DERS YESTERDAY. MADE A VERY FINE ADDRESS A Large Number Turned Out Last Night to Hear Him at the Grand —Entertained While in the City. Hon. Robert T. Daniel, of Griffin, was the, guest, of the two Brunswick lodges of Odd Fellows yesterday, and last night he delivered a lecture at the Grand opera house lo a large and appreciative audience. Mr. Daniel arrived in the city yes terday afternoon over the Southern railway. He was met at the depot hy, a Joint committee from the two local lodges. The first thing on Ihe pro gram was a ride over the city, and the visitor was taken in charge hy ihe committee and visited all the points of interest. A trip along the bay and to the different wharves, where many vessels are loading, was made and Mr. Daniel was much pleased with our great port, and made tile state ment that we had the tiest harbor tie had ever seen. Last night, at his lecture, he was greeted by an unusually large aud ience, both the lodges and their friends turning out in numbers. "He was intro duced by Col. D. Wi. Krauss, in a short talk, characteristic of this well known Brunswickian. Mr. Daniel talked on the theme “Odd Fellowship," and his lecture was ono of the most Interesting ever toned to by a Brunswick audience. He did not confine the lecture entire ly to the organization of Odd Fellows, but handled many other live and In teresting subjects. Tho audience was Indeed a very appreciative one, and enjoyed to the fullest extent the lecture. Mr. Daniel is one of Iho most, prominent Odd Fellows in the state, and Brunswick was delighted to have him as her guest, and we hope that he will coins often. HELD A CALLED MEETING. Council Met. Yesterday to Discusss Im portant Juestion. Called Meeting. By request of Aldermen du Bignon, Cook and Smith. Brunswick. Ga. t May 4, 1903. Present; Aldermen du Bignon, Cook,, Smith, Robinson and Dart. Absent . Mayor Crovatt, Aldermen Kaiser and Taylor. Alderman du Bignon was called lo the chair and stated the purpose of the meeting to be, the consideration of the present work of opening up Stacy street through Town Commons and anew road to the boulevard, through property adjoining to the proposed steel plant site. After thorough discussion of the sub ject. the following motion prevailed. That further work be discontinued j until the city engineer renders an es timate of the cost of such road, with, plan showing the route; and the city attorney be directed to secure deeds from its owners of such lands, who have agreed to donate right-of-way through same. There being no further business the meeting adjourned N. TANARUS) RUSSELL Clerk of Council. YOUTH KILLED BY PYAYMATE. fn Western Part of Washington Coun ty Boy Meets Death. Louisville. On.. May I.—News has just reached this place of a killing today in the western part of the coun ty near Danforlli. The names of the parties arc unob tainable. Two hoys about 16 years of age became engaged in a difficulty and one of them picked up a shotgun. Tie finally laid the gun down on a bed with tlie warning to Ibex other tiny that if In- troubled him again he would kill him, They left the room, but continued the row, arid one of them ran in the house am! -••! the door. Tho other broke the door down to gain entrance and as he einered the gun was fired and he fell dead. The boy that did the killing claims that when fie- other boy broke the door open he jarred the gun from the bed and,it. was accidentally dis charged. The Weather. I Forecast lor to-day in Georgia; Fair; light variable winds, THE COURT CONVENED JUDGE SPARKS HOLDING REGU LAR SESSION OF HIS TRIBUNAL. / CASES TRIED YESTERDAY A Number of Both Civil and Criminal Matters Were Disposed of—Ses sion Will Last Three or Four Days. Judge Sparks convened the city court in regular session yesterday morning, and at once commenced lo dispose of cases, and during Ihe day the following were tried: J. M. Burnett vs. J. M. Manning, suit 'un account; dismissed. State vs. Hannah Bullard, selling whiskey without a license; first, de mand. Hugh Porter vs. Harry Cassel, gar nishment; C. 11. Nelson, garnishee; dismissed at plaintiff’s costs. State vs. Jesse Green, assault and battery; nolle pressed. State vs. Daisy Davenport, carrying concealed weapons; first demand. Martha Foreman vs. Janies Fore man, Hail trover. Jury returned the following verdict: “We, the jury, find for the plaintiff the property in ques tion.” State vs. Oliver Hill, cruelty to animals, nolle pressed. State vs. Adolphus Marshburn, car rying pistol concealed; verdict of not guilty. Stale vs. Leila Thompson, larceny from the house; nolle pressed. State vs. Richard Sherman, larceny; on trial. NATIONAL CONVENTION. Big Meeting is Nolo Being Held in Columbus. Columbus, 0., May 4. —The fourth annual convention of the Interstate National Guard association was opened in this city today with an address by Secretary Root. The secretary of war, who was introduced to tlie con vention Hy President, CbaVles Dirk of the association, spoke at consider able length, reviewing the growth of the national guard and outlining plans for raising the standard of efficiency lor this branch of the nation’s defen sive service. Secretary Root spoke of the value of co-operation among the militia organizations of the dif ierenL states and predicted great im provements in the service as a result of the new national militia law. The convention, which will be in session until Thursday, is attended by the adjutants general and other militia officers from many spates. The militia legislation recently adopted Hy congress and the steps being taken by the various states to conform its provisions will be tho chief topic of discussion. TRIPLE KILLING IN TEXAS TOWN Mother and Son Chopped With Axe— Father’s Head Shot Off. Ennis, Tex., May 4.—News reached her* today of a (ripple tragedy occur ring this morning at Bristol, an in land town 10 miles notrh of Ifnnis. Mrs. Lineburger, a woman of about. 60, aud her son, Vastus, 22 years of age, were found dead, both having been chopped to pieces with an ax. The husband and father, W. C. Line burger, aged 70, was subsequently found on his farm, 4 miles north of Bristol, with his brains blown out with a 1 shotgun. The IJnebnrgers came from Ten nessee. No cause for the tragedy is known. DRIVERS STRIKE AT FUNERAL. Would Not Serve Because Corpse Was in Non-Union Casket. Derby, Conn., May 4. —Because the corpse of John Coburn, of Fail haven, was in non-union casket, union back men yesterday refused to drive the hearse, and the fuuueral was delayed several hours. Finally die undertaker, ii. W. Craw ford, was compelled to drive the hearse, while hi.s two sous drove car riage.-, which had been deserted be cause of the refusal of the family to .substitute a union mode coffin. Co lmrn died at Shokanc, N. Y. Physicians in New Orleans. New Orleans, La., May 4. —This city is thronged today with prominent phy sicians from all parts of the United -States and Canada, who come to attend she annual session of the American Medical association. Tomorrow there will be a meeting of tho American Academy of Medicine and on Wednes luav tlie association proper will begin its business sessions, PRICE FIVE CENTS. AWFUL ACCIDENT TOAVOUNG MAN f- | LEWIS BECKHAM KILLED ON THE . B. & B. ROAD SUNDAY NIGHT. HEAD WAS BADLY MANGLED The Unfortunate Man Was Found Along the Track Near Cartier Early Yesterday Morning By Trainmen. i Lewis Backham. a young white man, was found dead early yesterday morn ing at Cartier, a station on the Bruns wick and Birmingham railroad, six teen miles from the city. The body was placed in the little depot at the station and Coroner Jennings was at once notified of the affair. He im mediately organized a Jury and went up to hold an inquest, over the body. Only a few witnesses were introduc ed, but It Is the general supposition that Beckham was killed hy the B. & B. passenger train Sunday night, which arrived In this city at 10:45 and which passed Cartier about 10 o'clock. The remains were brought to the city in tlie afternoon and turned over to Undertaker Moore, who prepared the. unfortunate young man for burial. He was badly mutilated and it was til most. impossible to identify him. His skull was badly mashed, and his face was laiily torn up. It is known tlvit he lived only a shjont while after meeting the terrible accident. It is generally thought that the man, not km.wlng that the .train was go ing at such a rapid speed, jumped from the train when his station was reach ed and was either hit by a rear coach or fell oy Ids nead, as there were no injuries iiboui his .body. There wn no one, however, who saw the acci dent, and it was not known that it had occurred until the dead body was dis covered; Bcckl am was employed lor-Coek 1 umber company amt came to Brunswick Saturday night to spend Sunday, arid was returning in tune re go to work yesterday morning. He originally came from Camden county and has relatives there. His father was wired the sad news yesterday and will probably arrive !n the ciiy Ibis morning. Those who are acquainted with Beckham assert that he was a good limn, and was not under the influence o™ whiskey Sunday. He is about 27 years of age, and has been working with the above named lumbei com pany for some time. Street Railway Employee. Pittsburg, Pa., May 4.—Chicago, De troit, Youngstown, New York and oth er cities of the country are repre-en ted at the annual convention of the Amalgamated association of Street Railway Employs begun here today. Among 111,: delegates was one woman. Miss Grace Casey, the accredited dele gate from Hie Elevated Trainmen's Union of Chicago. President Alaliom in hfc; annual report showed the affair of die association to he in a ilonrish iuMcondit ion, eighty-seven new local unions of street car men having been formed during the past year Want Barbers’ License Law. Lafayette, lnd., May 1. The Indiana State Barbers’ association, which was organized al Muneie last year, is hold ing its first annual convention here with a good attendance of members. Some changes are to he made in the constitution and bylaws of the asso ciation, and the members will also take steps to renew their light for a barbers’ loeenso law before the next meeting of the state legislature. For Clerks and Carriers. An examination will be bold at tli* postoffice to-morrow, b, ginning at 9 o'clock, for the places of rierk and car rier. There are Him applicants for places. Tile extminai to,, will be con ducted by the regular examining hoard. MAY COME TO BRUNSWICK. Greater Georgia Committee Visiting Cities Over the State. It is probable that the Greater Geor gia committee, which is now visiting different cities in the state, will come to Brunswick within the course of a few weeks. The committee has already visited a number of cities among them be ing Savannah, Macon, Augusta and Albany. In each of these cities they | met with much encouragement in the I Greater Georgia movement and they (decided to visit ... - o-hcr cit 'ies over the stat e