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THE BRUNSWICK DAILY NEWS.
VOLUME 3, NUMBER 70. A NEW RULE IS 10 BE ADOPTED Labor Union Not to Work on Sundays Here after DOUBLE PAY FOR NIGHT WORK Longshoremen's Union Will Put New Rules Into Effect First of the Year as Adopted by National Meeting Recently H/e!d. Beginning January first, anew and quit a an important rule will be adopted by the Longshoreman’s union of this city, and after that time it will be agains: the rules of the union to work at ights and n Sundays and if it be comes absolutely necessary to wotrk, the liUon men will he instructed to charge double. This new rule was adopted at the recent national meeting cf the Ameri can Federation of labor, and the re port has cully recently been received by the local unions. The president o£ the coiored union stated t a News reporter yesterday that the new rule would be adopted by the local order There are not very many laborers why work along Brunswick’s river front at night and on Sundays. The only companies that find it necessry to load and unload vessels at that time is the Mjoliory and Clyde lines, and very frequently gangs are worked ail Eight and rai Sundays and just what cheat the adoption of this new rule will have in this respect is not known Suit it is hardly thought that the uniomi will try to rigidly enforce it, inasmuch ►■as Ut has; beea customary here for hyssiTs to work men otn Sundays in or fc’that the ships can make schedule SERVICES TODAY. Two Interesting Sermon* at First Methodist Churcb.Y T-vo interesting services, with spec ial musical programs, have been ar . ranged ’’or today at the First Meth odist Church. At the morning service there will be a special sermon on "The Four evening will be “As Each Man Hath Received the Gift, Even so Minister the Same." ' Tne rausioal program Is as follows: • Mcminn Service. Anthem —The Prince of Peace— Marks. Hymn—The Nativity of Christ. Hymn—The deign of Christ on Earth. Oiferatory—THc-i-y Were Shepherds —Emerge i.ining Service. Par’Those Ho]/ Voices. i‘r> V— Sweet the Moments. Rich in est sky , 1 g - - ’ Hymn—The Elixor. Offeratory—Happy News —Teuney. Hvmn—Work for the Night is Cam lug. Master Kemp Malone will assist the choir with his violin. CANDIDATES ARE LOOMING UP. J Will fce Se.me Opposition for tha City Offices. City council may yet have several interesting contests to settle when it meets next month to elect city offices. At first it was thought that there would be no opposition for the differ ent pi'aces, but lately there hae been talk of more than ono candidate for several oi the city offices, but no one ha3 yet announced themselves against p-esent incumbents. 'three or four new police are to be elected .and it is understood that there will be at least a dozen candidates for the places. it is probable that the election of officers wnl occur on the first Thursday night in January. SHE CROSSED OCEAN TO WED. But Lilian Bennett Arrived to Find Lover Dead. New York, nee. Zb. — Lillian Bennett, v.ao was to. have met here and mar-j rled Ambrose Good, of Newcastle, Pa.,' who lost his life in the railroad wreck . at OonneUsviUe, Pa., Wednesday night ariived today on the steamer Cedric from Livtrpoool and was informed at > Quarantine of her lover’s death. Miss A Bennett, who had been worrying be- tho delay of a day in the vessel’s . arrival would cause a postponment of' the wedding until tomorrow, was jkgrjei’ stricken over the news. As she Sjußne over in the steerage, and has friends nor relatives here to aJciio charge of her Bhe must, under the Lap* be returned to Badland, FIRE IN MILLINERY STORE Quite a Number of Hats Were Burned I and Damaged Last Night. Fire was discovered last night at 7 o’clock in the millinery store of Mrs. Kenner, in the Grand oipera house buildig. , , The department responded prompt ly and the blaze was soon extinguish ed, but quite a number of hats were burned and damaged. It is not known how the fire originated. The stock was isured I the agency of K. W. Gale. ANNEXATION IS THE ISSUE. Campaign Closed in Halifax, N. C. Yesterday, .Halifax, N. S., Dec. 26.—T0 a majori ty of the citizens of the United Status the very existence cf the islands of St. Pierree and Miquelon the last possessions of the French in North America, is perhaps unknown, and to learn that in the insular campaign which closed today the chief issue has been the question of annexation toi the United States will be all the more surprising. The election, which takes place tomorrow, is for a member of the Chamber of Deputies at Pris. The annexation issue has been up permost in the campaigns, notwith standing the announcement from Paris ithat the French government was not contemplating the sale of the islands. The islands are valuable solely as fishing stations and this ac counts in a great measure for the an nexation sentiment that has lately de veloped there. Most of the supplies are imported from the United States and the citizens believe that if the is lands were sold to that country these necessities would be imported free of duty. They also argue that it would be a great advantage to be able to land their fish in the American mar kets free. The annexation sentiment, however, is by no means unanimous, and the i campaign has been very heated, sever- i al duels having been fought on account! of it, THREE KILLED BY TOY PISTOLS. Deadly Toy Got in Dreadful Work at Wilmington Yesterday. Wilmington, N. C., Dec. 26.& —The deadly toy pistol has claimed three victime in, Wilmington this Christmas, one white and two colored boys. The celebration today has been the most extensive in years. The police have been kept very busy and the city prison is taxed to its uttmost capacity. THEY WERE ALL RELEASED. Nothing Done With Violatera of Fire Ordinance. All those whoi violated the fire ordi nance of the city Thursday night, and there was quite a large number of them, were released Friday morning. Most of them were in jail, and they were delighted when informed that they could go and enjoy Christmas. However, those who were caught dis charging pistols in th ecity limits were given a hearing in the police court yesterday morning and a fine was imposed upon them. REST AT THE POSTOFFiCE. Employes Have Been Hard Worked Durisg Past Week. Postmaster Brown and his able corps of assistants at the postodfice had somewhat of a day’s rest yester day, although quite a large number of belated Christmas presents arrived during the day. The rush at the postoiifice this Christ mas ha3 been a heavy one, more mail has arrived and departed than ever be fore and the entire force has been putting in extra hours, but they have handled the many packages promptly both arriving and departing. Mr. Broiwn says this has been the greatest Christmas ever seen in Brunswick as far as the postoffice is concerned, and hundreds of packakes have passed through the office. JAPANESE ARE BUYING LEAD. To be Manufactured Into Bullets to Shoot at Russians. London, Dec. 26. —The correspondent of the Daily Mall at Sydney, New South Wales cables that the Jaua nese government has placed orders jfor large quantities of pig lead with : New Sctuht Wales concerns and that the presumption is that tins lead will 'be used for tho manufacture of bul lets. Destroyer Lawrence Disabled. Washington, Dec. 26. —The navy de partment has been advised that the 'torpedo boat dtstroyer Lawrence was 1 disabled in a storm off Hatter,us, while on her recent run with the second tor 'pedo flotilla from Hampton Roads to Key West. Repairs which will con 'sume a month will be made at Key BRUNSWICK, GA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1903. FOUND FRIEND [OLD 111 DEATH Went to Be First to Wish Him a Merry Christ mas HE DIED OF HEART TROUBLE Paul Robinson, a Well Known Ma chinist Found Dead Friday Morn ing by Fellow-Boarders Who Wanted to Greet him Early. Paul Robinson, a well known ma chinist, was found dead in his bed at the boarding house of Mrs. Walker, on Howe street, Friday morning. Mr. Robinson wias found in the room by one of the other boarders, who went there early in the morning to be the first to greet him with a merry Christmas. He hocked on the door several times but received no answer. The door was found to be locked, and the freind of the dead man then went out on the piazza and entertd the room through the window and found the man dead in his bead. From all appear ances ho had been dead for only a short time, as his body was warm when found. <t oner Jennings was notified but bo did Tot think it necessary to bold an inquest. The death was due to heart failure. Robison has been living in Bruns wick for three or four years and was employed by the Briesenick-Hensell Engineering Company, and enjoyed the reputation of being one of the .best mxcLinist in the city. He was jlast seen at the foundry Thursday ■night, and had been drinkig. ~ | Rel tives of the dead man in New nan, Go., were notified of the death and wired to ship the body tm that city, which was done Friday night. Col. Machen is Out. Col. 3. C. Machen was a visitor to the city yesterday from his country home, where he has been quite ill for some time. His friends here will be glad to learn that he is much improv ed in health. A STRONG APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE OF GEORGIA . , | At an Educational Conference Held ia Atlanta, at Which Governor Joseph M. Terrell Presided, the Under signed Committee Was- Appoi ted to Prepare and Publish the Poliowi ? Address ! . To "hb Paorr.E of Georgia: It is self-evident that in a democracy the ltelligcnce of the people 1* a necessary condition of good goveri ment. >r this reason the State un dertakes as a means of self-protection the wo;k of public Our forefathers accepted and acted on th ss priuci ,'ea. Immediately following the Declaration of Independence acid the -.stitution of a Democratic government, they provided in the fret Cons Itution of the State, that of 1777, for the establishment of a pu lie sthoo system. In 1785, speaking through their legislature, they declm -1 th it t : “ prosperity and even the existence of the State ” can be secur .1 on’y '■> “ religion and education. During the 127 years that have elapsed sic. -e our first Constitution, the record of Georgia in behalf of publi educatin, considered in light of conditions that have existed, hash n hone:-bio; but the time has now come when a forward movement is in perativtly demanded by our inteiest and by our duty. 4 > It is not more certain that in past "ges Forte was dominant than that in ; these later times Intelligence rules. a the ct repetition among nations, the j most intelligent will have the master ; in the competition between sections, ! the beat educated will have pre-emir- nee; in the competition among indi- , viuuals, the man most highly trainee' frill bo the most sure of success and . the best equipped for useftdness. or the e reasons the intelligence and conscience of the State will he satisfied with lothiug less than a perfected \ system of public schools where all t. childr' n of the commonwealth, re- i gardless of condition in life or cirairc3tance of fortune, may have an i opportunity for the development a id the training of the capacities with which their Creator has endowed the n. ; In comparing the status of pub l : ouuccf.on in Georgia with that o other States iu the South, it is pica* tto es-'t pe the humiliation of beinp ‘ at tho bottom of the list in the matter of il i racy, and in the inadequacj of resources we have provided for wcat Then..? Jefferson called the “ cru sade against ignorance ”; but we arc too n0... the bottom of the list to satisfy a jast and worthy State pride, and it u regrettable (to say nothing of negro illiteracy) to know that the Write .lliterates in Georgia exceed the total aggregate white population of Atla Ha, Savannah, and Augusti. combined. In couirasting the statu, in Georgia with the expenditures fo.' public education in the North and West, the partial self-congratulation o' the first comparison disappears in the tremei 'ous advantage which those States maintain. Elaborate statistics R-e w.ariaome, but it is well for Georgians to ponder the facts suggesiad in a li igle condensed statement: In schools in Georgia taught by teachers whose average salary is onlj $27.00 per month, we are teaching only 81 j r cent, of the enrolled sclroo. population; giving the children in actual ..ttendance less than six cents’ worth of education per day for an average of only one hundred anc; twelve days in the year. [ln rural schools the average length of the schoo : tens for each child enrolled U about 62 t ays ; and for eaoh ohjld of chi THEV PAID FOR CHRISTMAS FUN Many Offenders Were in the Police Court Yes terday JAMBOREES WERE EXPENSIVE About T trty-Five Cases Wera Tried At Yesterday's Sfcssion of the Munir pal Court—Only a Few Were Acquitted. When the curtain wont up ot the mayor's uatinee yqf ij.utay morning a rather crowded 1t.,,*" greeted Al dermen Newman, Mayor Crovatt mot ! ming present and the session of the | urt wa one of tin* most interesting . er held. The Christmas offenders were there, white an! black, male and female, f mail ant large, some with black eyes < hers w lh a lame leg, while many had not entirely recovered from the celebration. Tic “pa" was crowded, whilo any lumbar tf others were there who had given t>cii(l, anti the court was in ses sion t'or f i>out two hours. Tic charge against the offenders was mostly for plain Christmas drunk while o or ir. o v, ere charged with resisting r rrost, fighting, etc. It seems that it was rather a guilty day n til court, and only three or lour , scap.-d paying com '.king into th e city's exchequer, the fines ranging nom $1 ,• 3 days to $lO or 30 days and quit- a neat sum was realized ironi th‘ matinee, while the city dree.s wilt he placed in a better con dttlcui fo, the next few weeks. Jui go Luwman, iu many of the cases lectured defendant .. mewhet and saying that a little allowance could be made for Christms, let them off with why- he considered a small fine. L'Jir::er Dealers on ftocks. JrtcMl.". Ala ~ Dec. 2t-.~f.tvr limitary 'bankruptcy proceedings have been filed in the United States court against id. H. H. Greenwood & Cos., lumber dealers and importers of Mo bile MERCURY TAKES 00MDSH00T Coldest Weather of the | W riter Now Being Experienced WENT WAY BELOW ZERO Mercury Dropped From 61 to 26 De grees n Twenty-Four Hours. Wea ler Man Says Will be Still Colder. A dro;. from 60 to 26 degrees in taenty-ferr hours is doing pretty well trd ma; appropriately be called a click chtigo. This is just what the tuermomer.er did in Brunswick since 1 ’i ielay n ght. Asa lesult the coldest weather of the winter is boin. experienced at j I resent u.ii from Inc :ations, ws may n tness too coldest. ather in our his txry during the next ,ow days. Thursday and Frit y were recorded 'ft unusus'ly warm jys fur this , ea -11 -a of the year, the thermometer go ilng up as high as 61 agrees, but it be !gcn to dr p earl" y iterday morning £i.d has .<eeu on the toboggan e.er , siace, ai.b at 3 o'cl ick this morning the mercury stood at the point of 26, j which is the lowest it has gone this 1 year. i In the rorth and west a severe biiz rard is imported, and many sections of the country are covered with snow. Tue weather bureau expects still cold er weather during the next few days, and the thermometer here in Bruns wick may go as low as fifteen or eigh teen. Tho cold yesterday was accompan ied by a heavy wind, wbicli served to make it more disagreeable, but last jnight the wind gradually died out, j bvt the weather remained just as cold. [Tlie forecast for today says it will j'Le fair fjnd redder. , Franco-ljalian Treaty Signed. Paris, Dec. 26.—The treaty or arbi !t ration beiween France and Hally was !signed today by Foreign Minister Del ict sse and Signor Tornielli. age the a -erage is about 42 day*.] In the State which gives most largely hi public education the productive wealth for each inhabitant is 9250 per annum. In Georgia it is less than half of this sum. How ve these conditions to be improved? We believe that the people af Georjaare both patriotic and intelligent enough to improve them, if 4iey are ree to do so ; but they are not free. The resource for the hotter sient of our inadequate educational system is in local taxation supplement ing tho r ;neral State fund; but the Constitution of 1877 abridges nnd virtually denies to the people the right of local taxation. So many re striction are thrown around the procedure, so oppressive are the require ments, re unequal are the terms of submission of the question to the people that then hands are tied. Under the existing law the recommendations of two Greed Juries must be obtained, nnd in the elections it is necessary to tho suer ess of the local measure to secure two thirds of the qualified voters rf the county. The effect of this is to count against the measure all the ! ebsent 'oters, all the voters providentially hindered from voting, and even i those wll lnny have removed from the county but whose names appear on the qua i led list. The proposed amendment relieves the procedure of ; these o[ pressive requirements, but it is important to note that the amend* ; mentis i’aelf highly conservative in that it requires a two thirds majority icf the persons voting in the election. This amendment will be submitted to the po: pie at the next general election in October, 1904. We believe that the people can be trusted ; most of all, they can he trusted not to tax ! laemselv'-s too heavily. The amendment in effect merely restores to the people the right of Deal option in taxation. In view of these plain propositions and the momentous impoitance of the pub ic interests involved, the educational conference he,ld in Atlanta ts above stated makes, through the committee, the following declarations : 1. Av s appeal t the people to adopt the constitutional amendment, reclaiming for then Ives the right of supplementary local taxation to ho exercised in those c nmuuities that desire it in accordance with the demo < ratio p • nciple of i tie rule. 2. Ws declare jrselvcs in Irvor of advancement in our educational system ; etter trai ig and payi ent of teachers; expert school supervi sion; longer terms, he consolida. on (where practicable) of weak and seat, fared schools into st nig and more efficient organizations; the improvement cf schoolhouses an grounds. 3. Idealizing th strong devo ion of the women of the State to the welfare cf the children, we appea’ to them to organize School Improvement Societies in every county and locality, and to aid by their influence in the t ccomp i iiment of the objects outlined iu this address. 4. Yve invoke the aid of the great agencies, the pulpit and the press ; 1 we recommend that the friends of the school hold educational rallies in all ! the counties of the State, and we invite the cooperation of all good citizens in this efort for the intellectual, industrial, and moral elevation of the citizens}dp of the future, / Walter B. Hill, Warren A. Canlle*, ™ Hoke Smith, W. B. Merritt, W. J. Northen, M, L. Duggan, Committee, DOWIE TO SAY FAREWELL. He is Soon to Depart for a Visit to Australia. Chicago, 111., Dec. 26. —-In the audi torium tomorrow Dr. Dowie, the sell styled “Elijah II” Is to make liis fare well public utterances in Chicago prior to departing for Australia for a visit of several months, lie has an nounced that he will review his work of the last sixteen years, since coining to America, and it is expected also that he will turn the meeting into a celebration of his late victory over those of his creditors whoi sought to put a quietus on the enterprises of Zion City by forcing Dr. Dowie into bankrupety. | According to present plans Dr. Dow ie will sail for Australia about two weeks hence, having booked passage from Vancover. It has been freely! ntimated that it is his intention to never return to A morion,but these statements the head of the church of Zion vigorously refutes as malicious fabrications on the part of his en emles. WAS A QUIET CHRISTMAS. Day Was Enjoyed He. a *n O 2-Yime Fashion. Friday probably goes on rei ord as the quietest Christmas in Brunswick's history. Everyone of course, en jy ed themselves, but did so in a quiet way. As for accidents and brawls there were none. Not a serious accident of any kind occurred iu the city. The weather was not all that it could have been, the day being a rainy oue, but the average cit.r.on seemed to have enjoyed Jhimself at liis fireside in watching the little ones pi y with the gifts of Santa. After the Rush. Brunswick’s merchants will be busy for the next week straightening out their goods after the Christmas rush. Many of the stores now present a de jserted appearance, but it will not take them very long to be filled with goods again. I Killed Father to Save Mother. Joplin, Mo., Dec. 26.—Albert Bar ren, aged 17, shot and instantly hilled his father, Mart E. Barron, a miner here today while protecting hie moth re from an assault. The elder Bar ren was intoxicated. Young Barren, who is under arrest, says the shooting was accidental. PRICE—FIVE CENTS, LANIER MISSING. WITH ROOD SUM Augusta Man Has $1,400 of Railroad Employees’ Money H!S WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN Men Working on Seaboard’s Birming ham Extsution, Under Contractor Brake, Got Mo Money for j Christmas. Austell, Ga„ Dec. 26—C. E. Lanier, employee of Brooke's construction gaug for the Birmingham extention ot tue Seaboard, who uad vouchers for upward ot 31,4(10 to bo used in settling wdk the men tu his payroll, is miss ing after having received the money from the bank oirly yesterday morn ing. „ Some few of uo inec wno should uav ° received pay fur tlJ e last two •veeks and who, were dependent upon '-••uiu for me tcessary means for all Uinsttnas cheer, reached town this *u im, ~. Were Uu,o through se -11 ’ L ' ■’> tu obtain sufficient money tide them oicr the holidays. Lamer a whereabouts, although etery effort is being mads to, locato 11,111 are unknown. 111115 ljteu 111 'ho employ of Brooke r some tone and wak regarded hon est, reliable and efficient. NEW ALDERMEN CO 7n~ ON MONDAY, JANUARY 4, Messrs. Downing, Aiken, Wood aud i upper, auleimen-elect, will bo sworn 111 office on thu first Monday in Jan. which m tomorrow week. The old vouiK.ii wdl hold a meeting about It o clock and finish their work for the year, and the new members will be sworn in at noon. The oath will be ar;rulr.,mated by if. F. cluDi guor)i cjerk oil superior court. BISHOP POTTER injured. Episcopal Prelate ia Compelled to use Crutches. Ne ' v y ° rk - Hoe. 26.— With the ap -1 ’’ • • Worthington of Nebraska in the pulpit of St Andrew Episcopal church touay io preach the Christ,:** sermon, came tho news lnal BltlUo P Henry Rotter i con “nwl lo hiM l)e ‘ l as the result of an accident sustained a few days ago. •he nature of the accident was not given out, but Bishop Worthington Ulil ' "• Wils severe enough to Hlshop Potter to use crutches. Want r tep, esentatia n j„ Cabinet. i ‘ '-’Ueii. 0.e,, lien 26.- Preliminary an an;,on,, , i. “- u - teen completed lor tho in,- m, , , . -"* - Bmei-.f-iu Mm ,u“ "•- n next Angu it, J Uo “ "' ! ' :;i "" fund having • > a a-.i i ctn vi formalities ■ * 1 11,1 e.t cuiive committee ‘' *'• ■ at w<Ji on the preparation oi * 1 '' 1 iuct iiuin • Fed fer!tl ' ' ■ 'ding ir:r the estau liJhci j, i . * “• v, ii .-i iiioa :i? “ ; ■■ ■ i. and tin rt oi to boa cabinet. 'lhi- toil t. I cm. c before - < -ae uunjng q ngi ..s next summor janu will be introduced in congress dur iilti !K\\ t SC.SdIDa Uieruaitor. Deliver Packages Today. On account oi the rush o£ business and the accumulation of express pack a ’ -Yanag. t Guy iiu;. decided to de liver all pack..gee that arrive at the office to.;ay Ivr re.snients. The force at the expiv.ijj office has experienced a meat rush during tho past week, ana they ..re , or.o,iy glad to bee the end of the holidays. Chris nas Tree, Tho Siifid: , U of th' l resbyt r* iaa cJiurch . • . annual Chrisl* i Liso church tomorrow i.ig 1 ,. aL ~ (,'eio.di. Besides the c. i.al presentation of gins to the chil dren from tr a spectui mu deal -rograai • -e-n arranged, and the ig ] , i.i he a very inter esting one. A Frety Present. Agent i.i.iug. of Die Brunswick and Jdn.'uu ... m railroad, was present ed with a beaut:nil umbrella Christ mas by it. ; • .pi.yes of his office as a token c,f esteem. The present was a very pretty cue and is much appre ciated b< the popular agent. Removal Notice. I desire to announce that after Jan- I nary 1 t, my office will bo located in the Oglethorpe hotel, fronting A. street where I will be pleased to welcome my frieuda ia future. C. H. Jewett,