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THE BRUNSWICK NEWS.
4, NUMBER 123. riFTY THOUSAND WORKING IsfEN MARCHING 6N ST. BIG CLASH IS HOUHH^EXPECrei Cl NICHOLAS IS NOW HIDING - Police are Now Searching for Fat her Capon, Who Is Missing kis Sian capital is l\ (MKKNESS V#n ar e Ma.-sbing from holpine and are Tearing Down aii Telegraph Poles and Wires—Laborers De mand Immediate Caling of Parliament. St .Petersburg. Jati. 23. -Ti e city ot St. Petersburg is In darkness ami un hoard of torr.tr reigns on every hand. An arm;, of fitly thousand woi king men arc at this hour nn.rehmg on mo city from iinipinr- and other seen -us cf the empire tearing down telegraph t" lea and -vii.-s ir,r the purpose of sd ii. tin Hi hii* harrlcmies a.uain, . the rogular cavahv. Troops! or the e.uu have teen &mu forward to me t th-tu, leaving from the Nicholas raiiroad ,-ta Don ftllti a me * in.;; . itli awful blood ant'd is certain iu tie- corn an of a few lioiur.. Tli various el--- :ri ! : illl." Manic in the fi;y are all e!n...-d down | ' liit a great majority of the city is tn trial darkur-m tonight. The most at) jct terror reigns in all sections ot ti• < city and those of ti -■ people who re side in the darkened sections n.t • :* -■ n ordered by the potbo to siny in lit. lr bouses and not to enter tie ktresits upon penalty of being e ■ down. t he czar in collapse SEEKS UNKNOWN REFUGE On the very leet of aulhoriiy it h reported that C/.ar Nicholas is in a *iat- n: coHaiioe i.icr He i %t->‘ turn, which has been tiyla,: hit not vous system for the last week or two no that he hi in lit.ll:■ te in sone- r u-ote spot, the whereabout of hirn i not known to the i übiic an t is ta li.g closely kept from th< eop l • POLICE ARC SEARCHING FOIL THE LEADER, FATHER rVan-c. Large detachments of poliee an 'Coming all .sections of the ch.y in starch of Father Gap.m .who on yester day marched at Hie head of the strik ers in the red • .stm..-ut.a of the church It is known that violence viil be done to the priest If lie is apprehended, so he Is also in biding, hut through 1 aif dozen or more triiMe.l lieutenant'; is issuing ail orders, and ts practically in command of the st.rikets am! their army of sympathizers. Father Gnpon is only keeping in loach with these men, no one vise knowing where nr is THE WHOLE OF RUSSIA RISES AGAINST TYRANNY Warsaw, lannury. 23 The events at St. Pelersbur of Simla; and in tact all of the even's o. the past week lending a; to the blood shed is now known throughout Russia iu spite of the vigtience of the police and the reticence of officials in ail sec lions of the empire. The until a iand in tn a stale of Wildest agitation a large meeting of laborers t- held here today and declared Saltdaviu. WANT PARLIAMENT CALLED TOGETHER AT ONCE Other hostile- demonstration:! occur red here today and large labor meet it.gs wore held all over the ciiy and a> all of iWin a demand was lu.tde toi ibe Irntn- date calling toactlur of par dam lit Flaming handbills pr.-aching insurrection ami calling the people to ; irr.s have to.on distributed all ovei Negro Badly Hurt. laborer, employed on the wharves of Chas. R. Hlrsch At Cos., -.us seriously Injured yesterday after noon. The negro was at work on the wharf when a large piece of lumber fell on li+m. Irflictlng several painful wounds. He was carried to his home anti was reported to be resting easy last night. Big Cargo of Salt. The steamer Calrncrng arrived in -port yesterday from England bringing a big cargo of salt. The steamer will pad cotton frem Sfachan & Cos., at %k new docHJ- SECRETARY HAY MAKES STATEMENT I He Gives Fu.i Details of the Agree merit Made With Santo Domingo Republic. Washington. Jan. 23.—After a con sultation with Secretary Hay, the fol low ing statement regarding the situa i on in Santo Domingo was lsued by Assistant Secietary Loomis yesterday: the Dominican republic after Hire consideration of existing condi tions, and freely invited •■he government t the United States to assist it nl the administration of its customs revenues and to aid it in plac i, g its fiscal -.ystem upon a firm ana businesslike basis. "The government of the United Stat or having been explicitly, repeal tally ' mill emphatically Informix' by more, than one of the great powers that it ought oitb'-i to try to evolve some or •lev out of the financial chaos in the Dominican republic, m assent to si-r -tain 13uro;nia,i creditors of that repuh nr doing Uua and to the administra iii'ii of Dominican custom houses by Utdh supported by their warships, has <ti med it .ul' isaUc. Iu view of the lioiiuuate financial conditions in -'unto Domingo, which for the last ten vr- !.ii\e been rapidly gr-vwnlg worse i" accept the invitation of Hie Donum can government, and therefore ,repre eiitativca ‘d this government and ot •fiiiii ■ Domingo have signed a memo aniniii ot a • reposed agrei meat. loon . . in un- American conuol of fiscal ; flair, upon the request and with the ■ -iii-- ni in the Dominican government "The United Status proposed tr> pun t a nice the territorial integilty ur toe Dominican republic. “it is not the purpose of this gov innieut to assume a protectorate over >ii-u Dtmiiucu nr to interfere wltn or ; arti ,: pnte in its domestic affairs I'nrtkcr Hirn >he collection of its customs revenues, the revision ol the •i rilTJuws :yi.i the adjustment through ; top, rly eoastfftiled tribunal# or com mission#, of its foreign claim a and its ■lOhomic and fiscal organization on a iminl basis may make if essential to t if, ■ | , ~ideiit Morales has .-tuned a do , which will he publislie.j today. 111 liieti tlic govi lament of the United siai.-s 1.-, officially asked to take full ctmr.ip of all the Donnnlcun customs koiisi-s; (o nume ali ihi employes and -a collect all ill* revenues, 1-j per cent ,1 f which aie lo In- returned to the Dominican government foe its current e\j!' ;..es The lialance it to he used in m el Hie interest charges on the .i-kno'.-.dodged bonded Indebtedness and other obligations of the republic. An; surplus will be tu-med o'er to iho Dominican government The obii •cilnns ri pii-si nting Uic. bonded indent ibn 1 aio largely owned by foreign cieditors . “The govei 'iue nt of tlie Uniteu Hati does not guarantee the debts uf Santo Domit go, oi agree to provide for the payment of them, hut only promises tn try to so organize and ad j: ~t the fmea! administration of the country that In time- their liquidation may he accomplished automa! Ically -rid on a basis of equity toward all ri editors. ’’ ATTRACTIVE SERVICES SUNDAY. Enjoyed by Large Congregation at Presbyterian Chuich . Al Hie Presbyterian church Bun-lay th.-ru were urn attractive preaching • one ut 11 a. m. and Ih-- other ii! 7: tin in t.V* evening. Rev. \V. U Hollingsworth the pastor, preached at I otli service* which were well attend Ml. At the morning services there were many visitors among them being some 4,. the guests r.t Jekyl and several mas t< rs of vessels now in tor,. All tran gets "were cerdally welcomed. Ihe r usic, which if such al attractive lea II re of thi- Presbyterian services was unusually rt>od under tho direction of Mr. Geo. H. look organist. The choir vas composed of Mrs. Geo. II .Cook. Mrs. Mary S:ac.y, Mrs. Boss Porter y.isx Ladle Butts, ('apt. W. M. Tapper Messrs. Boss loiter and T. J. Wright. Services alt the Week. The public generally Is Invited to at tend services this wook at the Second Advent church. There will be preach ing every nignf by Rev. j, T. Butler ot Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Butler Is an eld citizen of Brunswick of several years ago. He is a forceful preacher and all who 1 ear him enjoy his ser ' icons. Tbe chapel will he made com frrtable. Sen ices will not be lons I tut brief and tnjoyable. NOW READY TO w TRY JUDGE SWAYNE Cas< Against the Florida Judge is Now Being Heard by the United States Ser-rte. Washington, Jan. 23. -The United States senate itself t:ial vf Clio impoiichuieiit UMtinst J tg* Uh.irle. Dwayne it u.^Koi '•Nt " T ■ 'eyed to the Srf it convened. ■' The managers on behalf of the house thereupon will present ihemseivc? be lor the bar of the senate and read the charges. The next “stop iy the org.iiu •/ation of the court ,hut this probably will be postp-unqi until Thursday. the members will be sworn iu either by Die child justice nr one of Die jus bices of the supreme court. Judge MwVivue then will he nohder, tint, the senate is about to begin a Dial of the charges against him am- It- will be el. in a jvusonnble time to leply. It iitiiilersl.ood that af-ir the pro Ccedings are begim Jbey will lie con Unnrtl with ns little lntpi-rupliod a ptsaible until their conebrlon it i lot probable, howcv- r. Hint the pres -nt week will sc© muri than tie.- pr-: jimiiutries POSTAL CONTINUES TO GROW. New Tariff Book Hus Been Issued for 190a. Manager Nelson, of the Postal Tele graph-Cable Company, has received it copy of Hi-- t. riff book issued In th< company for the present, year, widen in quite an interesting document, Jn a notice to the officers of t lio company it says: "Tlie tariff book for lptiß cut. tins D, more pager and shows the name.-, nl inm more places than the PJO4 liook it aiso snow's that the Postal ami its connect ions n aiutaiu exclusive offices at 11)21 places no trenched by any otn i-i telegraph company. "The Post -1 aystWii naudles; bust lie, lor 21,i'7l places "The Postal continues active; and progressive and deserve; the support os every person who believes in com pel ilion." BIG CASE IS BEING HEARD henry Tyre Company Bankrupt Case Now on Trial Before Judge Max Isaac. Avery Interesting case. and which may yet prove sensational. Is in >•' ing heard before Referee Max Isa an, r>* the hankrii|itey court. Tho care \ as called ye lerday morning ami la ■ id during the entire da.', Inn only ' lit- or two witnesses were examined and the case continued until mm mornng. The case in question it that of the Henry Tyre Company, of fierce coun ty, which concern w-.- rce> rit.ly adjtidt rated bankrupts. 11 will lie remember ed that at the lime the petition was Pled for Involuntary bankruptcy It was stated that ehargos ot fraud ha I been preferred against the president, Henry lyre, and It , expected that some ltv t<resting points will be brought out hetoro the case is concluded . Attorneys representing creditors 01 the firm conducted the examination HI witnesses yesterday Mr. f’yre he mg on ttio stand the greater part oi the day. This morning the case win be resumed. -I trustee will he .lecteo end the apr-Vw-rs will T? ayuoiuted The case of I N’ I!.shop. t this city, is also scheduled to conic up today as is the petition of the referee In the I, Levi Ron case, ashing pern lss!ot| to dispose of Hie property of tlie bank rupt. Performance Proved Fatal. I Bartow. Ga., Jan. 23. —Newman Thomas, the 12 year old son of Ur. H A. Thomas, while hunting yester day accidentally shot himself and tiled immedately. He had placed tho muz zle of the gun S> his mouth and put his foot on the hammer. Tho entire right vide of fc.la head was blown oil. BRUNSWICK. GA.. JANUARY tom® m Big g; as JJpHMiPiWird in in Savannah BRUNSWICK LAWYtR IN IT Col. W. E. Kay is Representing the Atlantic Coast Line—Effort Being Made to Restrain Sale of the _ Road. M dan. legnl fight over (he sale of the Macon. Dublin ana savannah railroad commenced in the 'Tiited States court at Mttcon when , 1 tiiied States District Attorney Marion Id win representing Kober* A. Shaiier 1 - s made an effort to so ! restraining the transfer ot the road to the Atlantic Coast flßk. Attorneys for all parties Ie ill i.lio city. The office of the Ma con. Dublin and Savannah tailroaii Mas been the scene of many busy leans actions while the preparations were do ing made id enter the contest. Resid es the attorneys for all parties in the Mil ITesideti Elliott of the Atlantic > oast i.lne and President Scott of the .Macon, Dublin anil Savannah will he j i leseut. The otw hrm of Scot, Bancroft I on and Slevc-ns of Chicago and At hTtiey Mintcr Wimberly ot title city, v IU appear for the Illinois and Georgia !'• provcini-nt Uoiapuny. Attorneys king. of Atlanta, and W. K Kay, ot ! inn# wick. will represent the interest# the Ailaiuic Coast l.fnr and Attor in > Miim M Sluhti for the Maeo#, Dull lin ;md Savannah will he m this road's inti rest. Jt lie- lire! to iile flu :iii;.iV'-f in tile tub ral court to the pet.ition of Itotie.rl A Shaiier w.i . ihe iliinoiß and ileorgia Improvement Company, it was assert ed In this ronly Unit tho Illinois And Georgia Improvement Company isfeow entiling about the negotafiona of tho Atlantic Coast Line toy the Macon, Dublin and Savannah, it was charged I- at ihe Macon, Dublin and Savannah bud never paid dividends liince Its or e: nzalion and it was nisn stated that tli road had not proven valuable ■ i-ough Hi pa; /fa- d\.* .-p*-.z, qyab iiitcr e.d on the debts reaching about. ofiiV million dollars. Tbic reason was giv en for the absolute necessity of rnakin a the sale . Thu Macon, Dublin anil Savannah ii-jilied that lie road had not bean a paying | ivee of property and instead of making more wlu-n it was exieuded iu Yidalia it earned less. This was iiiiriliiil. il to the alleged fact that tin Si aboard Air Line instead of proving Ia valuable oat el to tin sea f-,i the | Macon, Dublin arid Savannah proved a drain on 'in Ira flic “which it was i,bought would lie turned to it. The AllanM • Coast l,ln - asserted in ilii- aiiHWi-r filed for litis road that ir ii ver i ntered any negotiations with the Illinois and Georgia improvement Company for the purchase of the Ma con; Dublin and Savannah but that its r- pro i-ntatlve dealt with i member ot n strong Now York firm and paid one million dollars clear of ail brokerage i net cast, for the road. It also de idared ihat, iiiio stockholder of the sum •I 12.i shares n liio 7.000 siinre of the Illinois anil (-• t -a Imprnvemeui Cos., has entered 1 ills nit in ihe effort to ruvent a sale which has been ac euioKi-i ti in, improved and ratified Oy l)i otliei ,toi ‘-.iioldeis in ibe company- The. relatiu'i.-i of the hank of Chtca go vvbicti held tc securities in tin debt of the Macon .Dublin and Savan j at. and to -iw plirc.liaaer# of the Ma con, Dublin and Savannah as explain ed in the answer filed in court are very ci mpiicated and many sheets of the c'oeuraefits illed are taken up tn the explanation of the conduct of the bank in disposing of the securities, ir was stated that the American Trust end Savings Bank had the power oi disposing of the aecurtles at either public or prlv: te sale and could have sc id the Macon, Dublin and Savannah without notice to the Illinois and Geor gia Improvement Company. The rola turns of this bank will be an Interest ing point iu the discussion of the suit. KILLING IN PULASKI. Clovis Ragan Was Shot by Joe Wal lace Near Hawkinsville. Hawkintivllle, Ga, Jan. 21!.-—Clovis Kagan was shot ami kllle-l by Joe Wal lace. four miles below Dawhiusvlllc on the public road, last night just after dark. Ragan it is said, shot at Wal lace two or three time before the latter fired. Wallace surrendered to the sheriff. Both wme well known young white men ipUI MADE theKuditorium Sthte Are to * Sell BuflPg m* ! n THt ROOI IS IN BAD SMAPt Pev. VV. F. Hollingsworth. Chairman of thf Association Addresses Card to tile Public Explaining Mat> ter Thoroughly. meeting the chairman to'arPP t.tse tor sate tin- building papular:.!- known its the tabernacle. Tho coui u-itlee was move,l to take this action not iiiiiv because of the debt whtctl vet remains ot: it. lint for sons 11,nt this been all, lee could tiave put tbeir 1 1 : 1 tn their l eckcts and f-aid (his amount ,as tney have done several times belore. t'lu cemmltlee has concluded that Uiore Is t ot Hu- need for such a building in Brunswick as they thought there would lie. It was luij ed by the pro jvetors that b might cncotirago some if ottr citizens to organize a cliatitan uua association and lead to the hold ing of conventions in our city. The roof of tJm building is In such snape that il would take sevetal ittmdrea at liars to put it in good repair and ur, !- ss clone \.-1 > soon the present tr larer roofing ennnol tie saved at an The conunilLc.. is composed of promi nent business men and Hie largest con nilnitors for the most part and they are of the opinion that fattier expen diture upon would not li* juaUiett s ehairm.tii m the commtitee. 1 have lo tutUiorUy to guarantee it, but 1 he- Itevc the committee would gladly turn over tl.o con ii o! of the building to any responsible white may. or men, who will pay the present claims against it and promise lo maintain it. If no such party appears before tho time named in the advertisement, the build ing will be sold to the highest bidder with condition that it be removed with in sixty days. The committee consists of fifteen or rlghtue-n prominent men who were mu-tied of the meeting to be 1-Td ">-*•: * , lyexijiu and , a qnorain | present ami xitlhdrizeiif(lWunvmP signed to do exactly what he is doing. W. F. Hollingsworth, Chairman. i- .S. it war also provided by the ennmittee that whatever surplus there t ay be after ::li cla'uvs are nn-t, shall be given to ire charity ward of the city hospital. FAILS WITH NO ASbETS —♦ Waycro&s Turpentine Operator Fans. Owing His Creditors Very Large Amount. A petition tor involuntary bankrupt cy was received by Kef :roe Max Isaac yesterday hie-! by attorneys represent ing Alik's li .Plowder, a turpentine operator of Waycross. The !!-ht-dul(K received shows the operator to m- in debt to the amount :>f SS,tJ32, vvtrb- lie has practically no asseis. Tin- creditors tire alt in \V:iy cioss and Sai-.vannah. •-J'ti" petitioner was adjudicated a bankrupt and the ease was set mr hearing in this city on February at which time the first ill— Mng of the m editors will 'jf held, a trustee named and othei p nury matters lit tin ease disponed t. This is quite a big faitur- in us much iis the bankrupt places nis liu blllUos at sS,t:;t2 with no assets to pay tho indebtedness. lEAK SENDS SCHOONER DOWN Volunteer Wig Loaded With Cotton From Wrecked Ship. Key West. Kin., Jiui. 211. The schoon it Volunteer, owned here by George Hurl bun .was -unit in the gulf a tew days ago. The Volunteer wan loaded with cotton fr< ni the British steamship Amlanai. wrecked on the Bahnman reefs, and was returning to this port. She sprung i leak so largo that the pumps could not keep up with the in (low of water. The crew escaped In tliolr boats and were picked up by the British steamship Benrlth Castle and landed at Sand Key. The Volunteer was u sponging schooner of twenty four tons burned and was manned uy a crew of negro spongers. The Weather. Forecast for today In Georgia; fair and warmer, iKnlB , |i sum m — 4 — t if? Yesterday migration McGregor • m CHARGUJ WIJH DLSIRTION They Will be Given a Trial This Morn ing Before Special Board of In quiry and if Convicted Will be Deported. Jose Uodono. Salvatore Kamo and Jose Bcrnet, three Spanish sailors vere arrested and placed in jail yesi.er by Immigration Inspector .1. A McGregor and Officer Sam Goins, charged with deserting the Spanish '• ark Murgurita. H seems that these three sailors •me placed in jail by the captain ot Hie bark some time ago. anil while Go-re tiie; made threats that when ' 1 v got out the captain.-, life vvoulu t/0 in danger. Fearing harm at theii hands the three sailors ware liberated st the request of the captain and they then went aboard the American schoon n Mary C. Gale. Recently the sailors have been talk mg considerably along the bay statin;-, "tat the l.mted States officers or no oi hors could arrest them. 1 bean remarks reache 1 Inspector McGregor, and he proceeded to en force the immigration laws anil swore out warrants charging them with tie -aiding the Spanish bark. The three men will be tried today ta lon* a hoard of special inquiry coin pi sod of the postmaster, the collectm •>l' customs and the immigration in si ector. If they are found guilty oi 'he charge against them they will be deported .while on the other hand if •he evidence is in their favor they will be allowed to enjoy the same I .ruling as immigrants. Iu this connection It. m.iy be sU-.teu that the business of the immigration office is Increasing at this port ant, inspector McGregor, who baa been sta t'.oiihd lo re lor only a short time nan made a number of arrests for the vio lation of the immigration laws. THE GLASS BLOWERS HERE. Howell'* Entertained Largi Crowd* Yesterday, The Howell's world renowned gins* workers opened their exhibition here at 7 p. ny on Monday nighi at 220 New castle street Their patrons consisted ot the elito of the town. I.very visit or vvas presented with a beautiful glass souvenir free. Their patrons were highly plcncoil and delighted with un exhibition an 1 expressions of praise were heard from an Celebrated gins steam engine was pronounced by all 'to be a marvel. MeGlnty, the watei ir.it), caused toars of laughter. They wilt remain here all the week ant; give exhibitions from 2;20 to fl and , ti lo p. m. Their celebrated glass dress vpl) tie on exhibition all this ■week. Admission 15 cents. WILL MEET TONIGHT. An Interesting Session of the Men’s Club is Called at Glynn Academy. There will be quite an Interesting meeting of the Men’s club at the old Giynn academy building this evening and The News has been urged to re quest a full attendance of tne mem hi rs on this occasion, in addition to quite an interesting program. as ts always the case with this well known organization t move is going to be inaugurated te the purpose of which win be to it,fuse new life Into t.tn ie ganizatlon. All of the members and all of the people of lirunnwick, who are Interest oi in the success of the club are cor lirall y invited to be present COUGHED UP OYSTER SHELL. C ohen Experienced Serious Results From Accident. Augusta, Jan. 23. —John .1. Cohen chairman of ti;e Augusta police com u isslon ,has been quite ill for several weeks with what was supposed to tie seme throat aftoctiun. Ho could take t o solid foods whatever, and tt was thought that an operation might prove necessary to remove the (instruction or gtowth. He utew very thin and weak as a result of his abstinence from solid food. Last night he was seised with a severe coughing spell and during the course of It coughed up quite a large section of an oyster shell which he hud swallowed while eating 'aw aysters si me time betr re. He recalled having swallowed the piece of shell at lime, (cling no Immediate pi effects di<i ! not think it had anythin* to do with !Ms illness PRICE FIVE CENTS. FOItT IS ill JAIL" Wft CH pEoca! Contractor Arrested East Nit>ht on That Serious Charge SAYS ht IS INNOCENT Two Houses in Course of Construction Burned Early Yesterday Morning. Indicatons Point to Guilt of t Contractor. J. S. Fort, a contractor who has been coins work around Brunswick for some time, is in Glynn county jail on a v-ry serious charge—arson—and while me evidence seems to he some whatq contradictory, u is believ.-d that tho nan is eithe: guilty himself or guilty ! emptying, someone to set fire to two houses on lower Union street v- liieh were K course of construction and which vv re almos completely da s'royed at a-: early bona yesterday morning. Ihe department responded to an siiurm yesterday morning between two and three o'clock and before their ar i.v.-i! the two now houses, which were being erected for .las. Prim and K. Noaltes. Fort having the contract, wer e both enveloped in flames. The firs bad gained good tieadway before tha : trival of the and It, was nmios! impossible to extinguish the flames before Hi e houses were destroy on. During the Are rumors were heard I ,v those around that the houses had 'Den set. on (ire. This rumor soon reached the ears of officers and they went to work on the case. Officer Sam • oi-iH having charge ot it. A search for Contractor Fort reveal. ec. the iael mat he was not in the city. His wife stated that he left runs wick Sunday afternoon on the 1 10 train for Alapaha on receipt of a telegram aunouncmg the illness ot |,,s n,is story at first was not. t-elievel^ It was further teamed that Fort had offered Edward Knellson, one of the carpenters at work o-j the house, $5O ’ > burn the (wo buildings. Kneiison was seen yesterday and confirmed the story. It is understood that the contractor was behind with his laborers, that ho ■as been securing the money from the iwners to pay off tho men hut used R for other pt i poses. According to a i atcmerit of one of the employees na -•lid that he was In a hole and could not got out unless the two houses ' ere burned, having a builder’s msur c'cc policy for about $BOO with H. W. (-ale. With all the reports It was believed that. Fort had himself applied the torch and then skipped out. Ofibers intended going to Alapaha tor him last 1 ; Sht but Oliver Goins wired to tb nuirsbal there and it was 'earned that the contractor had left for BrunswlcK He arrived in the city last night lAor th e Coast Line at 8:10 and was met by the officer, who had a warrant charging him with arson. Denies the Story. hort seemed surprised when arrest ed and told that the two houses haa hr.cn burned nnd he was charged with the offense. He denied making the statement, thal was In a hole, or that he offered one of tho men $5O to burn the houses, ilo seemed greatly surprised at the news of the lire ana dbl not take .veil to the Idea or going to jail Ah stated by his wife, Fort claims that he bit the city Sunday afternoon at 1:10 for Alapaha owing to the ill ness of one of the memoers of his family. The man, therefore, claim* tl at ho can prove au alibi, as It can be very eustH- learned whether or not in went out on tin- train mentioned. However, u If he was out of the city, the officer . believe that he employ < and someone lo burn the houses ana hope to prove this fact In the prelim inary trial, which will occur before l dice Fahin in the course of a few days . It is the t i nil Impression that the lire was the work of an Incendiary. LUMBER AGENT RESIGNS. j. R. Miller Leaves the Heard Lumber Company. j. i; Miller representing the Hearn Lumber Company, of Havaunali, wnim concern rcceiPly established offices in ibis city, has tendered his resignation effective February first. Mr Miller lias been representing the Heard Lumber Company .tenet they opened their office in Brunswick. it known who will he named as his successor. Mr. Miller, it is under stood, has accented a position with the Hilton and Dodge Lumber Company.