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THE BRUNSWICK. DAIL Y NEWS.
VOLUME 3, NUMBER 68. THANKED JURORS FOR THE VERDICT I -* Slayer of Capt. Townsend Convicted in New York Court WAS HiS FOURTH MUDRER The Man Said he Thought the Jury Did Right in Convicting Him and Wished Them All a Merry Christmas. The following telegbam sent out by the Associated Press, will be of in terest in marine circles of this city: With a verdict that sends Frank H. Burness, a self-confessed mur derer to the electric chair, a jury be fore Judge Crane this afternoon end ed~one of the most sensational mur der trials heard in Brooklyn far months. Burness’ fourth murder was committed on November 10, last, when he shot Captain George McClelland Townsend of the schooner Charles K. Buckley, because the latter would not pay him $0.30, the passenger alleg ed to be due him. This and other kill ings were calmly described by Bur ness today on the witness stand, and the murderer islsted that he did the deed with premeditation and in a full realization of the consequences. The jury brought in a- verdict of mur der in the first degree. Burness smil ed broadly when the jury was being polled. Judge Crane said he would sen tence Burness on Monday, and he asked the judge if he would be permit ted to say something. On being giv en the privilege, he said: "There may be an idea in the minds of some of tha jurors that I hold a grudge against them for having found mo guilty. I wish to say that Ido not feal that way in the slightest, and’ (laughing) all I can say is I wißh them aii a rnerrv Christmas.” Burness who is about 44 years of age, according to his own. statement, was born in Butler, P|a. When asked what he thought would be the result of his act, he cooly re plied: "I only see one way out of it." ‘‘What is that?’’ “Why the chair of, course.” Capt. “Me” Townsend referred to in the above story, was for years the master of tlie schooner Charles K. Buckicy ana was wn old comer to Brunswick where he was very popular with a large number of our people. The killing of the captain was a very neinous crime, the man Burness had sailed for a round trip but quit the vessel before the voyage was ter minated. He demanded full pay. The captain refused to make the payment and by consent of both parties the matter was left to be arbitrated by the Seamen’s Aid society. After con sideration , the society decided that the captain should only pay a portion of the amount demanded. This was dene and Burness left the vessel to all appearances satisfied with the matter. He returned later following the cap tain to his cabin, locking the door behind him and proceeded to shoot him to death in the most cowardly fash ion, every ball having been fired from the rear. He then deliberately left the vessel and the death was mot discovered until an hour after when the mate went to call the captain to supper. The police were notified and a search was made for the murderer and he was found in his room com fortably smoking his pipe. He was promptly arrested, acknowledged his crime with the Information that the killing of Capt. Townsend was the third murder to his credit. He will of course be put to death “In the chair” as he expresses it. The captain was of a genial, sunny disposition and as stated above, was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends in this city. COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT; WILL. ADJOURN 'TILL MONDAY This is the meeting night of the city council, but it has beun decided to meet and adjourn over until Monday I night on accent of the holidays. At that time the solans will meet and handle a number of routine matters, To Raffle Big Turkey. Probably the largest turkey ever seen in Brunswick will be raffled to night at the butcher shop of C. Am he ter. The turkey weighs 26 pounds dressed and is valued at $6.50. The chances are selling at 25 cents each, and someone will have a big turkey for thalr Christmae dinner, MORE HELP ARIRVE FOR JEKYL ISLAND CLUB. ‘About Twenty-Five Came in on Steam er Yesterday. On the Mallory steamer which arriv 'ed in port from New York yesterday ' morning, came about twenty-five of I the help for the Jekyl Island club. 'Among the number were some maids and vallets for the different members and others were those who are em ployed at the dub house. After spending a few hours in the city the crowd left on the Jekyl steamer for the island. ATLANTA NOW PREPARING FOR SOUTHERN ELOCUTIONISTS Atlanta, Dec. 23.—The Southern As sociation of Elocutionists will hold its annual convention iin this city dur ing the coming week and services re ceived by the committee in charge of the arrangements indicate an un usually large attendance. Most of the prominent schools and colleges of the south will be represented. Scientific papers and artistic readings will be given at the various sessions, which are to begin Monday and continue for three days. JOBEPH STICKNEY DIED IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY He was a Prominent Member of the Jeky Island Club. Telegraphic information was re ceived in the city yesterday of the death of William Stickney, which oc curred in New York. Mr. Stickney was a prominent mem ber of the Jekyl Island club, and has been a regular visitor to the island for a number of years. He has a number of friends in this city, who will regret to learn of his death. TELLS OF KILLING —t — Officer Jerry Wiichar Re turns from Funeral of His Brother Jerry Wiichar, the well known Brunswick police officer, whoi went to Butler a few days ago to attend the funeral of his brother, Frank, who was murdered in that place last Sat urday, returned to, the city yesterday. He reports the killing one of the most cowardly in the criminal annals of the state. The man Garrett, who did the killing, was within a few feet of the sheriff of the county when he committed the crime, and yet that officer did not attempt to make an ar rest on the plea that “his pistol was at the court house.” The murderer walked away and has not been cap tured yet. Governor Terrell, however, has of fered a reward of S2OO for his cap ture and he may yet be apprehended. The murdered man left a wife and five children and enjoyed a good rep utation. INTERESTING EXERCISES HELD AT THE SCHOOLS. The public schools dismisseded for the holidays yesterday, and a very in teresting program, appropriate to Christmas, was rendered by the children, which was enjoyed by all present. A Christmas tree contained many pretty articles for the little ones at the schools who are in need of help, and the presents were great fully received by them. TOOK PISTOLS FROM GUARDS. Eight Men Escape from Tennessee Jail but Surrender to Sheriff. Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 23. Eight prisoners, seven white and one negro overpowered the guards, Dan Wolfen barger and Marshal Clifton, near Rut ledge, Tenn., today. After tying the guards hand and foot they took their pistoJ3 and de parted. A wman who saw the affair notified Sheriff Glisten. He organized a posse of citizens and within four hours all had been recap tured without a show of resistance. Veterans Helped to Celebrate. Springfield, 0., Dec. 23. —A unique celebration was held at the Arcade Hotel today when O. S. Kelly, the millionaire manufacturer and ex-miyor of Springfield, celebrated r.ot only his seventy-ninth birthday but his fifty sixth wedding anniversary. It was an affair of veterans for the invited guests included only those of Clark county's citizens who have attained the age of seventy-five. Senator Hanna Improves. New York, Dec. 23. — Senator Hanna, who has been ill at his home for several days of gripps, is improving rapidly. His doctors expect that he [will be ut within a few days, SERVICES HI SI, MARK'S CHURCH +. The Church is Prettily Decorated for Christ mas Services SPECIAL MUSICAL PROGRAM There Will be Three Service* at the Church Tomorrow, All of Which Promise to be Very In teresting. The Sanctuary Chapter of St. Mark’s Episcopal church was hard at work yesterday decorating the building for the holidays. They have been highly ' successful, as all will agree who attend the Christmas services tomorrow. jThe church presents a beautiful ap pearance and the scheme of decoire ' tion is entirely different from any thing ever seen here before, i There will be three services on day, as follews: 7;30 a. m., Holy Communion; IX a. m., morn ing prayer and sermon followed by Holy Communion; 4 p. m., evening prayer. In announcing these services last Sunday Dr. ltede urged every member of the congregation to make arrangements to attend one or more of them and condemned a Christmas without the worship of Christ as no Christmas at all. He also gave a mose cordial invitation to all Christian people to join in the services at St. Marks. The regular choir of St.. Mark’s will be assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Sherman and Mr. Dempster amd the music will be of a high order. The program for the service at 11 o’clock includes tho following: Adeste Fideles—Reading. Te Deum—Ervin W. Read. . n ghou|fot> Glad Tidings-jAviaon. Anthem, Angels from the Realm of Glory—Schnecker. Thou Didst Leave Thy Thorne — Barnby. Joy Fills Our Inmost Hearts —Lloyd. The rector, the Rev. Dr. Rede, will preach at both services and special offerings will be made for the relief of the widows and orphans of de ceased clergymen. STOLE MILLIONS BUT GOES FREE Governor Bliss, of Michigan Releases Bank Wrecker Andrews. Detroit, Dec. 23.—Word was receiv ed from Lansing tonight that Governor I bliss had signed a parole for Frank C. Andrews, former vice president of I the whecked City Saving bank of De troit. Andrews has been confined in the state prison at Jackson since No vember 13, 1902. He was convicted on a misappropriation of the funds of the bank. The technical charge was in connection an SB,OOO check but the evidence that was introduced at the trial covered money and credit of the bank to the amount of more than sl,- 500,000 although the bank’s capital was only $150,000. The City Savings bank was closed February 10, 1902, by the state hanking commissioner and the ssubsequent trial of Andrews, who was at the time of his arrest police commissioner of the city of Detroit, was highly sensational i Prosecutor O. F. Hunt in speaking of the parole, severely arraigned Gov ernor Bliss for his action in the mat ter. , “The people’s side of the case was not considered by the governor at all,” said Mr. Hunt. “It seems that if a man can make a steal big enough he can giet almost anything, i I think that this action, of Governor Bliss will do moire to bring the adminis tration of justice in this state into contempt than aything else, There are three other charges pending against Andrews and I will begin investigation at once and see whether or not he cam be placed on trial on these charges.." The pending charges are for misap plying of the bank’s funds and mak ing a false report to the banking com missioners. Governor Bliss Explains. Lansing, Mich., Dec. 23.—Governor Bliss said tonight that in granting a parole to Frank C. Andrews, the former vice president of the wrecked City Savings bank of Detroit, his act ion was due to his investigation which convinced him that if at liberty An drew's co-uld aid materially in ending litigation over the affairs of the bank and in resizing of assets. He felt that Andrews could be of great service o the depositors. _ v + ,miaar BRUNSWICK, GA., THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 1903. URGENT APPEAL EOS BUILDING ♦ Georgia Commissioners Send Out an interest ing Letter ASKING SI ATE LOR AID It is now Believed That the Necessary Amount Will be Easily Subscrib ed and Georgia W'll Building. The committee in charge of a Geor gia building at St. Louis, appointed some time ago by the governor is now doing some good work and is meeting with much success. The following letter, signed by Hugh V. Washington, vice commissioner in charge of the building has been sent out over the state. Dear Sir; Messrs. D. M. Hughes and Glascock Barrett have spent con siderable time at the St. Louis expo sition grounds for the purpose of thor oughly investigating what was neces sary t be done in nrder to have our state ran.i as it should at the coining exposition of the resources „ud indus tries of the civilized worth to be held at the St. Louis exposition. They inform me that with the co operation they have so far met with from the exposition management and the citizens of the state at large, there seems tc be litte doubt oi Georgia ranking, if not first, among the first in presenting to the public its many end varied resources. Also that nearly every state and tor litory and civilized country will have its own building. These builfiiugs are erected for the purpose o£ affording headquarters for the oiiiituis repre senting these different oonA tt.tees, as h place cC resort ••Biff headiJLivOis for visitors from the different states and countries; a place where citizens might transact any business that they I might have while visiting the exposi tion. | These buildings being the head quarters of other different sections, others visit them for the purpose of coming in contact with people of the different communities in which they contemplate living or transacting any financial matters. A state may have all the natural resources of nature and if the people are not attractive strangers will hesitate to make their homes with them, or to transact bus iness, and will be reluctant to take part in the inauguration of industrial enterprises. We are all aware that Georgia produces tho most attractive courteous, gentle and lovely women, and shrewd, energetic and brainy men; many ktousands of these will visit St. Louis for the purpose of recrea tion, business r education. It is not lup to us to furnish fur these, living demenstrations ol the backbone of our country, a proper place of resort where they can conic iu contact with 'and know people from other states and 'countries? | The exposition management arc. spending large amounts for education al purposes for example; $1,009,000! for the perfect repro'djicthr oi Jeru j salem as it was in the h'J&ats of its glory. What other featurtw* could bei ’produced that would go further in the i religious education oi our youth, j There will also be a repioduetios oi 'the Philippine Islands including 1,000 i [of the Pnillipinos of different grades I lof society occupied in their natural I [industries, which will give to both our] 'old and young folks an opportunity 'of learning what we have in our new : possessions. j Tha Lumber Association of Georgia has donated material lor the building and all that is now necessary to do is to procure funds for the transpor-j ■fcation, erection and care ot this build-! ing. It should bo the pride of every ! 'man, woman and child in this state j 'to feel tnat they have done their part j 'in patting a brick, shingle or nail I I I lin this great enterprise of pushing, Georgia to the from, and I sincerely ask your co-operation to the extent of bringing bei'roe your community this matter, and secure subscriptions for '■ it. Believing as we do that every citizen ..ho knows of this movement will unhesitatingly make a subscrip tion,especially so when he knows that the baby’s dime, the laborer’s dollar 1 amd the business man and capitalist’s larger tubscriptioon will all receive the sam) grateful recognition and pul -1 iicity. All other matters have been arrang ed in a manner that brings Georgia abeolutelyto the front ranks of progress The most attractive locations fox their BIG DINNER FOR THE DEMOCRATS A Great Love Feast to Be Held In New York on January 4 MANY ARE 10 BE PRESENT Democrats of National Prominence Will Attend, and it is Hoped to Sound Keynote for Next Pres idential Campaign. London, Dec. 23.—The annual free : dinner given this afternoon by the j well known organ of the radical and j labor element, Reyolds’ Newspaper !ta the saadwichmeii —men who parade ' the thoroughfares of the metropolis ! bearing advertising sign boards—form led one of the most picturesque deiuon jstrations in London's observance of [the Christmas holidays. Long before •the festivities began crowds gathered in the streets adjacent to the Lam beth Baths, Kenningto Road, which was gaily decorated without and within More than: 2,000 friendless and for the most part homeless destitutes par took of -he Christmas fare. it was a mutely crowd of all sorts and conditions of men, the flotsam and jetsam c£ a great city. There were some wined, mean, puny, spare men who looked as if they had no morrow in the tines. There were others who had pleu y of sinew, but who had upon t.uii- fate the dismal mark of fail i re, men who betrayed the possession of uesp:, .1 and were hall-marked by | tae canker ol despondency. Profes sional mm, clergymen, lawyers, jour alists and others who might point if 1 laey would to Oxford or Cambridge las their Alma Mater .at at the table 'slue by tile with <n> to whom Ut*T r _ Ware wai an unknown land, and w* nn 'only spoke the jarge •>. of Wapping. Two thousand vict ms of their wn foily, victims o( i • cumstances, or I victims of fate. W never might be | assigned as to the os tse it was ap; ar dent to the observer mat the meet of Itiiem were human weeks beyond re demption. Here and there among he diners might be picked out one whose 1 c juntenanee still bore trace of a spirit of hope a id who might be expecied Ito face the world again when oppor tunity presented. But the great ma jority of tnem were outcasts with no hope for the future but to “wear the boards” until mercifully relieved of their burden of deal . CRANE COMPANY GIFT IS QUARTER CF A MILLION. Chicago, December 23.—The Crane Company, manufactui ers of elavators, today began the distribution of the lar gest Christmas gift ever made by an American concern to the workers in its employ. The aggregate amounted I to $250,000 and was distributed among 1 5,000 toilers. Included among the re -1 tipients were about 500 imen and I women, not now in the employ of the lompany but who were at the begin ning of tha year and had been laid off 'for one reason or another, j The money was distributed on the ratio of time worked during the year and averaged about 5 per cent of the yearly wage. Tbo amount distributed | this year was considerably in excess | of that of any previous year, partly | because the company has about 1,000 | more employes than it had a year ago, i and partly because of the unusually prosperous conditions that have pre vailed. A Busy Place. Kennon Molt, the jeweler, was rush !ed all day yesterday with Christmas I buyers, and he says that business is ■better than last year. Mr. Mott's line •of good; is larger and better than ! ever belore, and the people seem to I appreciate it. He says that new goods , will arr.'vs this morning to fill in the i gap maue by the unusual o arly rush. exhibits have been secured. All other s ates rd territories arc arranging their bid.dings, some of which have l sen completed, some by popular sub ,-riptio others by legislative dona i oris. Gun Georgia afford to be in the rear of any movement of this kind? With your hearty cooperation I am confident that this movement will be a great srecess, as it deserves. I en close s ncriptlon blanks which you , will kindly have fi out and return led. Thanking you in advance for your • co-operaUom, I am, ONLY ONE PRISONER TO GET CHRISTMAS PRESENT. Only one prisoner will be a given a Christmas present by Mayor Crovatt today, for the simple reason that there is only one man in the city jail, it, has been the custom for years to re lease all of the city prisoners on Christmas, and at times there have been quite a number confined in the jail, but this vear there is only one, and he will probably be delighted when the mayor releases him tomor row. CITY WAS CROWDED WITH VISITORS YESTERDAY. The country friends were in the city yesterday to do their Christmas purchasing, and it seem that they were all well supplied with cash. A number of people were here from points on the Brunswick and Birming ham railroad, and did their Christ mas shopping. Heretofore this trade has been going to other places in south Georgia. Gifts for Mrs. McKinley. Canton, 0., Dec. 23. —Numerous packages consigned to Mrs. McKin ley have been arriving by mail and express for several days. They con tain Christmas remembrances from [friends in many parts of the country. She likewise has sent numerous tokens to friends. Many of her juvinille fav orites in Washington, Cleveland, Chi cago, Columbus and New York will get slippers made by her own hands. It is probable that Mrs. McKinley will follow her custom and take Christ mas dinner with her sister, Mrs. M. C. Barber, who lives at the old Saxon home. INSPECTION DAY Hacks of All Kinds Were Lined Up at City Hall Yesterday I Yeuhrday was inspection day with the city hacks and at ten o’clock in the morning single hacks, double hacks, hacks with lights and hacks without, hacks with horses and hacks with mules, in fact hacks of every shade and hacks of every hue were lined up in parade rest fashion before the office of Chief Burney aud were put through rigid examination by that official. This is a good idea on the part of 'the chief and these various hacks need to be examined at least once a month, not only as to their appearance and sanitary condition, but as to whether or not they are living within the law in the matter of charges. Library for Winston-Saiem Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 23.—The aider men of Winston-Salem, N. C., have accepted Andrew Carnegie’s offer of $15,000 for a library on the usual terms. Stranger Suicides In Mobile. Mobile, Ala., Dec. 23.—J. B. Bowan, a stranger apparently 50 years old, commjittpd suicide at his bearding house early today by firing a bullet in his breast. Where Bowan is from is not known, but he appeared to be in comfortable circumstances. He had been in Mobile three weeks. Telephone Bells Scared Robbers. Bloomington, Ills., Dec. 23. —The gang fo safe blowers that has been robbing central Illinois banks exploded dynamite and wrecked the hank at Archor last night. Just as SIO,OOO was exposed the telephone bells in the office commenced to ring and frightened away the men after they had secured but little plunder. Steamer Goes Ashore. Antwerp, Dee. 23.—Another large steamship has gone ashore near where the Red Star line steamer Finland grounded Saturday last. Owing to the tog which prevails the observers ashore have up to the present been unable to ascertain the vessel's name. The Finland went ashore at N’ieuwe.' stuis, near Flushing, Holland. SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAV CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY RATES 25th, 30th, 31st and Jan. Ist, good re turning until Jan. 4th at rate of one and one-third fare plus 25 cents foi students of schools and colleges, tick ets will be on sale Dec. 16th to 22c inclusivo, good returning until Jan Bth, ISO 4at samo rate as above. Full information can bo obtained from an Seaboard agent or Charles F. Stewart, A, G. P. A., Savannah, Ga. The Weather. Forecast for today i Georgia. Fair and warmer. PRICE—FIVE CENT3. COL, MEADE HOW - ON RETIRED LIST —wjj As Result of His Criticis ing the Navy De partment BE HAS SEEN MUCH SIRVICE For H's Services in China in 1900 He Was Brevetted Brigadier-Gen eral—Charges with Being Drunk While on Duty. New \ urk. Dec. 23.—Local demo crats arc making plans for a ditiner in the city January 1 in honor of May or McClellan, who. will take office on the first day of the year. It is tho hope of tho committee having charge of the affair toi make it the occasion for Bounding the kute for the natio It [M campaign. They already liavu (waited on ex-Pre; blent Cleveland and have received his assurance that ha wilt attend and make speech. For several days the members of the committee, which has tor Its chair man W. Hoarse Cochran, have been communicating with democrats of’ prominence in national affairs and it has been ascertained that the men to whom invitations are being sent and from whom acceptuces are prac tically assured include Chief Judge Parker, c£ the slate court of appeals; Senator A. P. Gorman, ex-Uuited Stat es Senator David ii. Hill, Congressman John Sharpe Williams, leader of the party in tile ium. e oi representatives; William C. Whitney and others. 1 lie committee m charge oif ar rangements for the dinner include August Belmont, ex-Secretary of the Treasurer John G. Carliise, John D. C rimming, Ashley Fitch,. Hugh J. Grant and ,j. lidw'ard 'Simmons. LONDON SANDWICH MEN DINED HUNDREDS WERE ON HAND. Washlgton, Dec. 23.—The case of Col. and Brevet Brigadier General Robert L. Meade, of tho marino coirps, which attracted quite a liHlo public attention early iu the present year, came to a definite end today with tho retirement of that officer from aetivo service on account of disability. Col. Meade la a brother of Gen. Meade, tho victor of Gettysburg. Ho saw: service in the civil and Spanish wars, in. the Philippine insurrection and in the Poking campaign of 1900. For his service in China he was bre vetted brigadier-general. A few years ago ho way charged with drunkenness the office of commander of the ma rine barracks at (h 0 Brooklyn navy yard, and was acquitted. Col. Meade was a. applicant for the office of com,nan,last of the ma tujaaoy.i .up- | .jjana o; sduoa ouijc Heywi. ,i, n ~| upon the selection of Col. Liiiott jur that place, },o applied ioi n‘tin'incut .is a lirigadiur general, his brevet rm i.. Col Meade then with drew Ms applir .tion for retirement atul in and .g so made some caustic COimliiei; up ii thru; rn r j n which he lad l.< • n Coated. * hose ccjlixx <•>:,! oi, - ' , .•<-•- jhe savy* detriment, which recommended to t'D president that C J. Meade be sum marily retired upon the ago of 62 year.;, two years before the reg ain r time of statuary retirement, a law permitting tho president to take sucii action. Col. Meade will be 62 next. Saturday, so, that through his re tirement for disability today he loses only three days of the tirn- allotted for his active service. Col. Meade’s latest command was at tho marine barracks at iviare Island, Cai. His succe jor 1 < ' P C. P pe, who has been transferred from Boston marine barrack, i' 1. p po's suc cessor at, Boston is Col. A. C Helton, commanding marines at Ncwp, rt. REMARKABLE CO LOP ED WAITER. He g Winning Way Tin' Harvard by Ser-/ir.,| Hast. Boston, Ma B .... - Memorial hail, where the army of Harvard stu dents get ti • ir . l>as a remark- Ijlo ii<;p"d -vau- r, j i. Burney, who has fitt -d him. .if f-,-r the fresh man • . -i ;.i ipin.ii,l wMi*,- serving ’ho *|*: !-. I turn*-y t -.) t -t.-t to so in take Hi- untraiii-o exauii:..-lIo::, His home is in Alabama. Ho . arned liis -. y north und in orrif r t-> get the time for study took a wait.-, s j, ;> hi Momma! hail. Ha is in the Cambridge evening high school. Burney plans to graduate i.'om th',- Haignrd Law si bool even tuaily and will than go back south to work among his own people,