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Streets and Stores Were
Crowded From Morn
ing ’Till Night
Every Me.chant in the City Reported
That Business Had Exceeded all
Previous Years—News’ Re
porter See Many of Them.
“It has been the best Christmas
I have seen ini Brunswick in years.
I have done the largest business
o*ni record.”
This was the statement made to a
representative of The News late last
night by a majority of the business
men of Brunswick. Of course they
did not ail speak those exact words
but each merchant visited stated that
Dusiness had been excellent.
One of the leading business men,
who has been in business for years
said: ,
I have never seen the equal before
in Brunswick. My business has been
far ini excess of what I expected. The
people all seem to have money and my
caefi ..piles this week have'been dou
,ble -the amount of any previous year
1 bega npsjess- here. I am s!at
■w' nore than, satisfied with the
and believe fit at every mer-
B runs wick the
have our stree® presented
Ittmcir an appearance as they did yes
4?tday and last night. Indeed a
JpTanger wias heard to remark:
sat,“Where did ail these people come
.from, they don’t aii live in Bruns
wick, do the.-?”
i .'i’he .average Bruaswickian thought
the same. Newcastle street presented
,tb£ busk-. ; api, -irr.nco in tile history
js|r city; :-ry in, : chant wore a broad {
snriSe-; the s,. : boy .(‘as in his glory
jpSe thi r was happy over the
tdet that he had money toi purchase
■ppything to gladden, the hearts oi
■•. family, and there are few in our
||ttle city who will not enjoy some
ton this very happy day.
Riy-'n't early morn vesterday until
MBbstm-js was ushered in this morning
■Bare was a rush, and many a clerk
|pndered his way home after the clos
ing hour too tired to even remove his
■lithes before retiring,
bgti'he statement of the merchants of
Hjsbuswick of their unprecedented
Bpristmas business should be taken
Ip,a most encouraging sign by every
■pfcen. It demostrates that our city
S-In better shape flnaaciallv than has
Beeai the case in many years, and the
■|ming new year seems to have many
things in store for us.
Registered packages wiill
■Unday Hours Will be Observed,
Upon Arrival of Trains.
BbThe po-stoffice will observe the us-
HK Sunday hours today, depending
jppon the .arrival of trains.
R ip this connection Postmaster Brown
fttated yesterday that all money or-
Hflfs would be cashed aind registered
packages delivered during the hours
gjft&t the office is open.
Ijpi r . Brown stated that largest num-
P?r of Christmas packages yet to ar
■we came in on last night’s train and
■fee force was busy preparing to deliver
Upt in today.
Kp l ® postmaster also stated that this
||®s been a record-breaker for Christ-
Hr? business and that mere packages
passed through the office than
BHptay previous year.
■ Santa Visits .Wall Street.
•Rgpe'V. York, Dec. 24.—Wa1l street
up its business this afternoon,
SMpto resume until next Monday, and
and office boys alike went
Hplfhe filled with the spirit of the holi
lu nearly every brokerage house
Bl&d banking house in the financial
the employes were made bap
pEPW the gift of a week's salary, while
MB others the Christmas boxes were
|®oich larger. It is estimated that over
jdfcvo and cne half million dollars was
HjEjs distributed.
Suit Filed in City Court by Nancy
Nancy Holland, through her attor
neys, Harris & Mabry, has filed a suit
in the city court against the Southern
railway for SIO,OOO.
The woman claims that she was
injured by defendant company at Ster
ling on November 17, 1902, and in
the petition, it is stated that she was
coming to Brunswick and had just
got on the train and was entering
the coach whem with a sudden jerk
the train started and she was thrown
against the side of the coach receiv
ing the following injuries, “badly
bruising aud straining and
ankle, severely wrenching back, and
otber injuries.”
Return Our Thanks.
The News force was the recipient
yesterday of many little remem
brances in. the way of cigars, ets.,
from friends of the paper, for which
we return our sincere thanks, and as
sure the senders that the gifts were
much appreciated by the force.
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Two Brothers Meet Who
Fought Together at
Athens, Oat, Dec 24. —Two brothers
met in Athens yesterday for the first
time since the surrender at Appomat
tox. The meeting was one of great
pleasure and they have been spending
the time in recounting the happy
days of their youth and the stirring
scenes of the war in which they were
J. P. Bellamy, iof Texas, and T. J.
Bellamy of Tennessee, are the two
brothers and they are on a visit to
their nephew, J. D. Bellamy, of this
Just after the close of the civil
war they separated and one went to
Texas and the other to Tennessee.
They were originally from Franklin
county in this state. Since the war
they Jnave corresponded with each
other, but not until yesterday did they
have the opportunity to meet each
other again. ,
They will spend several days in this
city before returning to their respec
tive homes.
One Will be Placed in Charge of
Harbor Work Here.
Frank D. Aiken, president of the
Brunswick board of trade, has been
notified by Col. Quinn, in charge of
tiie government work in this section,
with headquarters in. Savannah, that
a. resident engieer will shortly be de
tailed tc this city, and all work on our
harbor will be under his supervision.
Just when the officer will arrive was
not stated in the letter received from
Col. Quinn, but he is looked for in
the near future and will have an office
in the new publiee building.
Rev. W. E. Porter to Preach to Thom
At the First Baptist church Sunday
tat the morning service, Rev. W. E.
Porter will deliver a special sermon
to the Junior Order of the American
Mechanics, an organization which has
only recently been organized in
Brunswick, but which has made rap
id progress.
The members of the organization
will attend the service in a body and
it is hoped that a large number will
be out to hear the sermon.
Christmas Cheer for Jackies.
Washington, Dec. 24.—Though tar ;
from home the blu .jackets and ma |
rines on duty in Isthmian waters are
ta have plenty of Christmas cheer, I
thanks to the fooresight and thought
fulness of Uncle Sam. According to
a dispatch received at the Na vy depart
ment the supply ship Culgao has ar
rived safely at Colon with a big cargo
of supplies for the warships on the
eastern and western sides cf the lstii
mus. TheCulgao's cargo includes
'300,000 pounds of dressed beef, 20,-
iOOO pounds of mutton, and 10,000
pounds of turkey. There is also on
board a great quantity of pium pud
ding. The turkey and plum pudding
will be dished out in liberal quanti
ties tomorrow when the jackies sit
down tot their Christmas dinner.
Between Twenty and Thir
ty Arrests were Made
raiUast Night
Took the Entire Force With Four Ex
tra Men to Keep up With Violat
ers of Fire Ordinance—Only a
Few Fights.
WANTED—More room at the city
jail to. accommodate violators of the
Ifire ordinance.
| It took every member of the regular
force and four extra men to patrol the
city aind catch the violators of the
fire ordinance last night.
This morning the jail Is full, seme
oi them on a more serious ch irge than
discharging the fireworks in the lim
its, and when the curtain- goes up at
Mayor’s ’Qrovait’s Mocdai morning
-matinee he will be greeted by a full
A News reported was at the bar
; racks last night about 12 o’clock, and
lap to that hour just twenty had been
■given accommodations for the night,
land about ten or twelve more, so the
officers said, had “wired ahead” for
a roome for the night, several arriv
ing during the few minutes that the
reporter was present.
A mijoricy of the offenders were ar
restsed for exploding fireworks in the
limits, while several were pulled for
discharging their pistols, and one or
two for fighting. ,
However, there was only one serious j
“swap” during the night, aind Lou
Finney, “the bully of the Acre” and
well known in police circles, received
a lick In the jaw, which put her out
of business for some time. ,
It is understood that all of those ar
rested loir violating the fire ordinance
will probably be discharged this morn
ing, but the police were compelled to •
arrest them last night, and one or ;
| two of them may be fined in the police
'court. Those who were arrested for |
| discharging pistols should be kept in
rjail and a fine imposed, as this is a
| very dangerous, pastime and often
causes serious trouble.
After all the night was an orderly
one and while some twenty-five or
thirty arrests were made, they were,
in most instances, on minor charges.
Obey the Ordinance.
The News has been requested to ask
the people of Brunswick to obey the
fire ordinance in discharging fireworks
.today, it is stritly against the law
to discharge them in the limits and
it is hoped that the law will not bo
I disregarded,
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Many Reports Now Go
ing the Rounds are
But the Road Has Not Changer!
Hands and no Chang, of Manage
ment Has Occurred as is
Foy several days tall kinds and '
colors of reports have been, going the 1
rounds in the city coincerning the
Brunswick and Birmingham railroad. ■
One was to the effect that the road
had been sold to new people; another
that an entire change of manage- |
rnent had occurred, and others of a .
different nature. All this was said !
to have traspired at a meeting of j
the stockholders in New York last '■
Just what there is in the rumor j
cannot he stated but thu News yes
terday endeavored to get the story
and while very little could be learn
ed we are in -a position to state that
the rciati has not changed bauds, nor
has there been- anv change of man
A melting was held in New York
recently, and it is understood that
plans were arranged for immediately
improving the road, to conUnU build
ing a-nil ,o purchase more rolling stow,
and place the road in better shape
| It was also stated yesterday that
General Manager Berry had gone to
New York on business conected with
the roan, and that something would bo
given out on his arrival there, but
■ ibis is denied, and it is stated that
Mr. Berry lias gone to New York sim
ply to spend the holidays with his
Oelegai Says Brown Damaged Him to
the Amount of SI,OOO.
Rather a unique suit has been file ,
in the city court recently, i . whic.i
Fraziee A. JJeiegal charges- Dennis
frown wilh s ; her.
Roth tbc i, • demon are employe!
by tile nruns:. iei-. K Birmingham raii-
I road and the tail results from a ro-
Imark that Delegal claims was made
joy flri.w.t against him. The rciuar-.t
was it is claimed ia the suit Thai
■ i,f i, ■ burnt Life hoiior ci t
No. 308."
j Delegal claims that there is no truth
in the
be given 11/JOe and: .mages, whit
am urt is asked for in the petition.
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How Christmas Will Be
Spent in Many
President and His Family Were En
tertained at the White House—
News From Other Sections
of the Country.
Washington, Dec. 24.—Christmas
v ill be observed tomorrow in good old
style at the White House. Prepara-|
tons for the event have been in pro
- gress for over a week, and everyone
f om the president himself down to
little Quintin, has had something or
(other to doi with the different features
of the arrangements,
i Express wagons, mail carriers, and
| messengers bore numerous packages
i to the executive mansion today—pres
ents to the Roosevelt family from
| friends aud admirers throughout the
| country. Of course it goes without
saying Lkat the children will be up
with the birds to ascertain what Santa
(la us ii is left in their stockings. La
ter they will assemble in the library
to receive their more important gifts
from the president and Mrs. Ruose-
Uelt. hollowing the custom of last
year it Ims been decided to have no
Christmas tree at the White House
but in Uie alternooini the Roosevelt)
children will go to the home of their
; uncle at.u aunt, Capt. aind Mrs. Cowles
to see a pretty Christmas tree and re
jteive other presents,
i Chris ti.as dinner will be served in
1 the evening. The principle feature
v ill be U,e huge gobbler selected from
ttie hundred or more turkeys received
'as presiutn at the White House yester
'tay aind today. The remainder of the
1 turkeys were distributed this afternoon
with compliments of the President
;ml Mis. Roosevelt among the ser
vants and attaches of the executive
London, Dec. 24 -Surrounded by
i largo ami lively j rty o£ their ehil
oreii and graradchih on, llio king and
< ueen will spend (dr Christmas at
Sandringham, wher they have passed
iho holiday sense lor years ast.
| in mo home of the whole British Em
•pire perhaps are the tradition; o£
( hristmas kept up irn such good old
. fashioned style as . . the Norfolk home
el King lid ward ami Queen Alexandra
The aspect of Sain ringham House as
Christmas approaches is typical of
| hospitality and good cheer. Great
Ipine logs blaze on the hearth, and
ithe hail and every sitting room is
| made gay with holly and mistletoe,
j evergreens and floral decorations.
Vgr about a week prior to Cbrlstma*
dav the head gardener is busy in se
lecting and bringing to the House
large baskets of greenery for decora
tions, and the Princesses who aro at
j Sandringham and the ladies ,of the
household deligth to occupying them
selves in putting up the Christmas
The choosing of Christmas presents
is a stupendous task with the king and
queen who have countless relatives
to think of, and who give, besides, to
every member lof their household.
Their correspondence, too, is very
heavy at the holiday season, and the
royal ppst-bag is 'consequently un
usually weighty.
Christmas day is at Sandringham
a day of peace and beauty and char
ity. The house party this year includ
es the Prince and Princess of Wales
and their children, the Duke and Duch
ess of Fife and the little Ladies Alex
andra and aud Duff, and Prince and
Princess Charles of Denmark and their
baby. Princess Victoria iB, of course,
of the party.
Well Known Savannah Ju
rist Passed Away
A special sent oiut from Savannah
Wednesday night says;
Judge Pope Barrow, of the superior
court was stricken today in his court
room and tonight at S;3O o'clock he
died at his home.
The stroke was caused by uraemia,
and the physicians say that there was
probably ai hemorage to the base of
the brain. There may, too, have been
Judge Barrow had just finished a
charge to the jury in a cavil suit. He
arose from the bench and was seized
with a weakness of the legs. Those
near him noticed this, but thought that
his limbs were weak or asleep from
(long sitting.
When he attempted to move he fal
tered and almost fainted. He caught
upon the shoulder of Edwin A. Cohen,
and A Pratt Adams a young attorney
hurried to his assistance. He was sup
ported into his private office. This
was at 2 o’clock.
| Physicians were summoned and also
a carriage. He was driven to his
home, where he remained conscious
until 4 o’clock, and from then until
the hour of his death he was in a stale
of comk.
A Jurist of Ability.
Judge Barrow had been eh the bench
of the superior court since January,
11902, when he was appointed to suc
ceed the late Judge Robert Falligant
His long legal training redered him
well qualified to fill the position with
signal ability and that he did so is
the unanimous opinion of the Savan
nah bar.
I His admisration of justice was such
ias to commend his work to the com-
[ munity aud had lie lived he would
probably have had long tenure of Uic
| Personally, Judge Burrow was very
popular. He had won an ease and
'grace of manner that won him friends
readily and ever retained them.
| Among these were most of the lead- 1
ing men of law and business in Geor
(gia. Professor David C. Barrow, of
lAthens,IAthens, professor in the University of
j Georgia, was a brother oi Judge Bar
row and Mrs. Randolph Spaulding of
[savannah was his sister.
He leaves four sons, Messrs. Pope
Barrow, Jr., of Atlanta; James Bui
row, of Athens; David C. Barrow and
Dr. Craig Barrow of Savannah. Miss
Elizabeth Barrow and Miss Lucy Bat
row were his daughters.
The latter arrived from school Ra
the Christmas holidays just about the
time her fhth.er was stricken and
did not see him in health.
The Cleveland Family’s Christmas.
Princeton, N. J., Dec. 24—Surround
cd by their five chidren—one m re
than at thje Christinas celebration
tt year ago—ex-President and .\i.
Cleveland will pass a jolly Christmas
tomorrow in their home on Bayard
| Lane. The holiday will be observed
simply, attention; being given chiefly
to making merry with the children
A big Christmas tree stands in the
( library and packages have been de
livered thick and fast oontainlug pres
ents for the little caw,
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Milliner at Mrs. Isaac’s
Store Wc rketl a Good
Had Empty Trunk in Her Room
Which Was Filled With the Most
/Costly Articles in the Dry
Goods Store.
Brunswick comes forward now with
a genuine case lof shoplifting and
Mrs. E. AI. Brown, who has been con
nected with the dry goods establish
ment ioi* Mrs. M. Isaac, in the capac
ity of milliner, has proved toi be a
“professional” in the business.
'Phis lady who lias been in Brunswick
about six weeks, left Brunswick yes
terday morning Lor parts unknown,
(lucky that she is not in the county
A News reporter learned of the af
liar yesttrday and weni to Mrs. Isaac
to learn the particulars.
it seems that nj-r uic past several
weeks Mrs. 1 aac has been missing
many articles, the very best of silks
and satins and pretty ribbons and
other valuable articles. She little
suspected her milliner at first auud was
tindier the impression that< thdevesi
had been entering the store at nights
and carrying away the goods.
The auil the
guilty party could nf*t be located.
Finally Mrs. Isaac suspected Mrs.
Brown, laid a trap for her, and she
was caught very easily.
Mrs. Isaac treated the milliner in a
most hospitable fashion, gave her ac
commodations at her home on Union
Tuesday, alter Mrs. Isaac had sus
pected thy milliner, she told her that
a drummer would be at her residence
to show some silk, and that she de
sired her to assist in making the se
Mrs. Brown was in her room and
Alr.s. Isaac came in and accused her of
shoplifting. lhe milliner indignant
ly denied the charge, and Mrs. Isaac
informed her that she wanted to look
in her trunk. Ehis (lie milliner at
first refused to permit, but finally ac
lo . that Mrs. Isaac was surpris
ed who... sky opened the trunk would
be e li. -• 11 i.i i<ik.. i aero were
* ■ .Ik. r;iis os the mos i
beautiiul ribbon, yard after yard of the
nest Sutins ai.u other arlicles. Mis.
isaa<- ... ii u ; h.- trunk contained
at least worth ol goods.
Just what she shipped away by
express, uf course I am not in a po
sition to state, but the stealing has
been going on for some time,” said
Mrs. Isaac last night, “and no doubt
she lias succeeded in getting away
witli a coosiderble amount of goods.”
Mrs. Isaac then lold the milliner
that she would not prosecute her, told
Vjr to buy a ticket and leave the city
which she did yesterday morning.
Christmas Eve in P^iis.
Paris, Dec. 24.—N0 mattter what
may be tbe stale of its material pr as
perity Paris lieii Vila in making of
Christina;-; a season of general rejoic
ing aiui gaiety. Asa e . .[uence of
this belief the capital is t .ii y wit
nessing la,. u; mil I liui; ; eristic
Christmas iete . ]ir:. *■ hoi: mv throngs
Ailed the . Ir. •i. and siui<_ , and the
boulevards wen; lined with bootlis
from winch li-vdes were vended.
At, tio: ,Madeleu;. j and 1 1 ,ii. . leading
churches midnight masses will! be cel
ebrated witii oreln stras and well
known an., is : ti opera . .iticinai
ing. The ie. '. .uri...ts and rates are
permitted I , keep open aii night.
Christmas at Eibs island.
New York, Dec. 24. —tor the first
time in tlm history of Ells island
there is to be a Chrisunas entertain
ment there tomorrow for the benefit
of the imigrants who may be detained
there. The missionaries from the va
rious missions about the city who
work among the immigrants have
completed arrangement* for ti„ affair.

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