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VOLUME 4, NIIWBER 130. CLUB HOUSE ON JEKYL C4ME MAR BURNING DINING ROOM IS 111 BLAZE —f — Handsome Structure of the Millionaires was on Fire Sunday QUICK WORK SAVLD IT A Defective Flue Caused Conflagra tion, but the Fire Was Extinguish ed Before any Serious Damage Was Done. A serious conflagration was narrow ly averted at Jekyi Island yesterday morning and (he handsome club house of the Jekyi Island clttb had a close rail. A deflective flue directly over the dining room was the cause of the (ire. which spread ;o the large window blinds inflicting considerable damage to them. A soon as the fire was ob served. the special fire lighting appa tatus of the club vva. called into ser vice and the b.aze was very promptly extinguished. The damage which will not exceed one hu.idrede and fifty dol lars was caused more from the sir am <f water than from the actual fire. The memb.es of the club and others m charge at Jekyi were very much pfraseil with the splendid work and >:•. ty .the fire crew, for the morning whs eery windy and if the fire had gained auj great headway, the loss would tiSVe b-sen enormous as the main butid ing was fully exposed. CITIZENS MEETING AT CITY HALL THIS AFTERNOON A meeting of the citizens of Bruns wick will be held at the city hall at fo.tr o'clock this afternoon for the pur pose of dlscufstng the auditorium pro position. All citizens male or female who have an interest in the building are invited to this meeting and will be given an opp rrtunity to expr-s.-. their sentiments and to cast their tot. 'this is positively the ia ■ chance f..r unless the debt is paid and a no ■ committee elected at. the above in- Honed meeting, the committee having the matter in charge will accept tk J 'ghest hid submitted under the condi tions advertised. Attention K .of P.’s Rathbone lodge No. 45 K. of i* meets at Castle hail tonight at 7:Go < ’clock. The rank of esquire to ffi conferred upon two pages. All K's ot r‘. are cordially invited. P. Keller, C. C. L. Ludwig, K. of R and S. n Sims siiLi! ^ — Valuable Property on Newcastle Street Has Been Purchased by the Doug las Ha dware Company. A valuable piece of Newcastle street property lias recently changed hands the deal having been consummated about a week ago. The Douglas Hardware Company purchased from the Oglethorpe Sav ing and Trust Company, of Savannah, three stoics on Newcastle street which ire now occupied by Kennon Mott, the Jeweler ,a fruit stand and by the purchasers. Tills property is located between Monk and Gloucester streets, i.r the very heart of the city and ts considered among the heat paying pro perty in the city. Mr. II S. lee, who is at the head cf the Douglas Hardware Company, was seen by a representative of The News yesterday and he confirmed the report that his company had purchas ed the property from the Savannah owners, and further announced that a umber of improvements would he jfnade on the stores In the near future. Mr. Lee proposes to thoroughly over haul the large building, will make two stores out of the three and will nave them so arranged that they can la converted Into one large store. He said that these improvements would be made as sooon as possible. Prince C-uierlly is Killed. Patoum, Jan. 30—PrlnM Guierl.y. sn officer of the police guard .while driving past the Iron works this rr.n> ing was shot and killed by an un known man No arrests have hsen made. , U >J •* i ; MALLORY LINE OFFICIALS WILL ARRIVE HERE TODAY ! Mr. Mallory one of the owners, and K. H. Raymo’ and, general superintend ent, respectively of the Mallory Steam ship Line. wMI arrive in Brunswick j from Now Y irk on the ship of that | line due to a.’rive today. These offl | e;als are on .•> visit to the different ports touched by their line and after j spending a few days In Brunswick j will proceed to Mobile and other cit ies. (M'FADDEN HERE. ( Clever of th^ 11. 0. of the "row of flats” fame, but the eu- and very popular general neigljf and passenger agent of lantic and Birmingham railroad, wTW headquarters at Waycross was among tin visitors to the city yesterday auu '■ill prooabiy remain in the city today hi the interesl of his line. Mr. Mc t ad lien says he is very much pleased with the traffic, both freight and pas sengen in and out of Brunswick ami reports similar increases on other sections of the road. lie has a host of friends in this city who are always glad to welcome him. DOINGS IN BANKRUPTCY COURT YESTERDAY in the bankruptcy court yesterday Judge Isaacs rppoluted J. P. Shelly of 1.1 u 11a wick, Cam. Beil Sfilliken, of Jes up and O. J Allen, of Waycross, ap praisers of the Henry Tyre Company tase of Patterson, Ga. The question ui the confirmation ol’ the Levison sale van also takro up but action was de ■ 1 'ml until toe ay. ALL RECORDS BROKEN. F'etcher Traveled I-..aster at OrmonS Yesterday than Man Has Even Done Ormond, Fla , Jan 30.—H. W. Pietch 1, driving the Giant eighty horse pow r dedrick, won the hundred mile race ,n the great auto meet here today. The winning of this contest carries with ' the Vanderbilt trophy. The record made by Fletcher today Jiroaks the record, he having made faster time than was ever travelled by man before The entire hundred miles was cover ed in one hour, eighteen minutes ~ud forty seconds or averaging one mile for each li seconds in the dis a..i., uaveled. Policeman’s Alleged Game. Norfolk, Va Jan. 30.—Charged with < M.tiniiix sioo and pawn tickets for . v. -.-1 1 y valu* 1 at $1,250 from Ruby I runl .on the pretense that he could so i nre tlie release of her husband from naval prison ship in Boston C .I'. . o wiiey, a Norfolk policeman, is lock .l up iu c cell at police barracks, row 11 ley is alleged to have represent ed to the woman that for so much ■ loney i.e could bribe the naval official to discharge !cr husband from the - I'inon sliipi mid hate him sent hack iu Norfolk. Chief Cen3Cr About to Resign. St. Petersburg, Jan. 30. —Chief Cen or Swer< ff i about to resign. A •'trike ol labor ii s, clerks, bank officials .ml servants is reported at Gomel, i here is great indignation at Saratotl over a Cos.taoj patrol mercilessly beat ing boys with whips as they were leav mg schools, n any of them being te.- nbiy punished. Bank Soindlcr Sentenced. Mexico City, Jan. 30.—The men who swindled the Central Bank out oi ■5463,000 have been sentenced. Man uel baliz got s to prison lor fifteen years and eh,lit months; Assistant Cashier Cohos gets eleven years; An gel Batiz, three years and eight months. Nuel Batiz was ordered to pay the hank $239,000, Cobbs $168,000 i !nl Angel Batiz $50,000. CHAMPION JEFFRIES COMING TO BRUNSWICK Jaiac-3 J. J'ffrias, the small boy's idol, the man who has put Fitzsim mons to tlio lad twice, has knocked Corbett over the ropes a half dozen times, broke arms and ribs of other pugilists, who now wears tho belt of the Police Gazette for the champion pugilist of the world, and who halls liom San Francisco .California, will be in Brunswick on February 15, not to engage in a prize fight not to work in a blacksmith shop, but to show bis talents as an actor . Managers Fleming and Waft, of the Crand, yesterday booked the old favor ite play ,l>avy Crockett, and among the members of the cast the name of Jeffries appeals In the title role. Jeffries, as Is well known, decided some time ago to go on the stage, and * He selected this favorite piece In which *to show hi* talent as an actor. He 1 - sKajt.- <> isskj® Bed | Sc#' —t Attempt to Sm Left Near jVnfctien Failed SFRIKERS IN A BAIILE Official Report Admits Thatl6o P r e Ailed and Woui lit Sunds^wß \iakio, Jan. 30. forces tempted to sir. |B the left, wing |C. annHiuar Mukden. sm ulsod aim navWiuicn driven the Hun river. itself to gether again and is now making a des perate stand an the right hank of the river. The Russian retreat resolved itself into a slaughter and the loss is tearful. Two of General Kuropat liin's generals, Nist Schenks, (ho gieat cavalry leader and Koudrovitch. are both reported severely wounded. London, Jan. 3d.—Official reports re ceived hero tt.night arc to the effect that it is admitted that one hundred and sixty persons were killed and wounded in the fight yesterday be tween the srikers and the troops at Warsaw. Info mation is also received to the effect that riot and pillaging are in progress in Warsaw in spite ot the presence of large number of troops British consular officers there are re ported to have been assaultc-.t by hus sars, and the mat ter, it is said, has I ecu called to the attention of the St. 1 Petersburg government by the British ambassador. A severe storm at Mos j cow aided the authorities there in disorders which was thought to be impending. There were no dis turbances in Ft. Petersburg, in Bat oum, Prince Gureily, an officer of the police, was assassinated. The influence of Grand Duke Ser gius, the foremost of K&ty&innaMm* is alleged to have governed Emperor Nicholas ever since the strike troubles oegau, and that member of the imper lal family is represented to be deter mined on drastic measures for the suppression ot all agitation for econo mic or political reform. Reports com unue rife that the terrorists are pro pared to resume their activities. GIRL BURNED ORPHANAGE TO ESCAPE PROM STUDIES Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 30. —An investi gation of the lire which destroyed the Belle Green orphanage at Montreat in Blue Ridge mountains, shows that a little girl Inmate is the incendiary. The girl, who Is uot of very bright mind had been told by someone that if the building were burned she would not have to study any more and she acted promptly upon what she considered a suggestion. The result is that this child and the other orphans are mis erably sheltered in an old store at Moutreat, in need of clothing and the necessaries of life . Montreal is in : iiuncomb count y, but most of the or phans are front other counties and so I they canuat be taken in the Children's home at Asheville. Forced Officer to W..IK Raieigt, N. C., Jan. 30 ■-Revenue < Iticers made a raid on moonshiners 16 miles from Hot Springs, lied horse; and captured a man. The night was hitter cold and they stooped at the rouse to warm. When they went out with the prisoner they found the am mals gone. There was nothing or do but to walk It miles with tneir pris trier. When they returned to Hot Springs the horses were Ruud in the stables. Las already started out from Califor -1 .a in the leading role of Davy Crock ett and has made a decided hit. The coming to Brunswick of this pieat prize fighter, who seems to wear tlie champions belt with but llttet tiouble, will interest the theater-goers and for once anyway the capacity 01 the popular playhouse will be taxed. Ihe small boy will crowd Jn the gal lery, the sports will occupy the front seate, while the remainder of the epera house will be occupied by those who will go merely to see the cham plonship pugilist of the world. Davy Crockett, however, is a very pleasing play when presented by a high 1 class company such as will come witli Mr. Jeffries. His physique, etc., wen' qualify him for the title role, and it is j expected that he will make a decided bit in bis new adventure. B4JNSWiCK. GA., TUESDAY MOANING, 31, 1905. w pos'i rroN 5 ' Secretary of Brunswick Writes ofjts Interest tterg-Jr STANDS FOR BRUNSWICK Letter Received by The News: In Re ply to an Editorial Which Recent ly Appeared Concerning Sit! % for St Simon Hotel. The following letter from A. G Ninelner .secretary of the Brunswick i ock and Oily [improvement CotnpaJ^ o self explanatory and is eh : iven space in these f York, J Kditor Daily News, lit Dear Sir: Referring jfidUor b.l of Jan. lstli, 1905 "TUMI® Octu I i.s ' I beg to submit tile toilo^Lg: When tl'.is company obtaine\ its I.oldings li' your city, under foreclo-; sure sale, the enquiry was made by a number of your citizens, whether it. ■ was our intention to flood the market; with real estate, thus depreciating val nse Hi ill further—to which we replied that such was not our intention, our policy being rather to sell slowly and conservatively thus giving citizens an iqual chance lu dlsiose of their hold ings. We have stricktly adhered to tills legeme with the result that property j in Brunswick is at last beginning to make some advance and during all tiie.se years we have paid out tens of thousands of dollars in ta\ps without j realizing any return to gay nothing! of the log- of interest on the Invest-] ment. Vour oily has certainly been much more bent-fitted than injured by the Brunswick Company for it has cer tainly dobe much to develop the place. in the mpUerul thd B: B. railroad Company alone our company advanced the first money to. . trvey same and the iirst rails tlmtewl-sai retd were paid lor hy money loaned by the Brunswick Cos., and its lriends. Also In the con struction of the road at least a million collars were udvancod by New York ers interested in the Brunswick Cos. In short I can safely say that had it riot been for the Brunswick Cos., tlie road would never have been under taken nor carried through. In regard 1 , the matter of the pro posed purchase of land on St. Simon island on which to build a hotel, 1 would say that we are heartily in fav or of such an undertaking .provided an appropriate site be chosen, one In Ret that will not injure tlie rest ot the property which the desired one would certainly do cutting of! as it would the right of way to the entire beach. In fact when "Neptune Park" was laid out it was the Intention that no building be erected thereon there fore your statement that such a site was offered bv us for $7,500 Is a mis take for we In tact never contemplated selling ‘‘Neptune Park’’ at all. We did iii fact offer to the hotel people on Nov 25, 3904, a certain plot on the island for $l,OOO and another plot at $750. to which we received no reply, but on Fee. 27, 1901, we were Informed that these gentlemen would call on us anil have a talk about the matter, but up to this wriUnv we have heard noth ing further on the subject Another Instance of the company's liberality to jour town was evidenced by the fact that we granted the A. & H railroad company the right of way through our lots to reach a point near the hotel for its depot. We sold or agreed to so l the land at assessed values, not taking Into consideration the damage done to adjacent lots, n any of which will In oonsequbnee ai most become worthless for residence pioperty. And further part of this right of way extends through our most Important lots and they also are doubt less damaged much for business pur poses. 1 think if you will give the matter your just consideration you must ad mit that the Brunswick Cos., is the only loser while on the other hand the city of Brunswick and its people are decidedly the gainers. Trusting that you will do the Bruns wick Cos., the justice of publishing this letter, thereby showing to all fair 1 minded people our side of the ques t on, 1 aru, Yours Respectfully, The Brunswick Dock and City Im provement Company, A. G. K.raetzer, Secy. Snow at Naehvlle. Nashville, Jan. 30.—Snow has been falling steadl’y here all day and to night the ground is covered to a depth ol eight inch's. similar conditions are 1 reported throughout middle Tennessee Streetcar and railroad traffic have not | been interrupted. IPtCWJF/ , , iTATE Illffs -i - Off on Annual Visit to Georgia Militia * MAJOR FRiNCtt WITH HIM j t I This Year Five Different Ar ly OOic ;rs Have Been Assigned to M. ':i-. in spectim# in Various Oji ts of State, insp, will* be continued right along from dav to I : 11 - >: : Iv -f ?&' A.-io St. pi. ■ L j* [assigned to troops, j Major I*\ If. the Sixteenth i infantry, U. S A. and be accompanied | Colonel \V. Q. Obear, inspector general i upon all of hi.; inspection trips for the ' j ear. I This year lire different army officers | have been assigned to make inspec tions in various parts of hie state, so that from time to time Colonel Obear will be accompanied by a different United States officer. Most of these inspection officers were originally chosen from the Sixteenth infantry bin it later doveloi ed that the regi ment would not return to Georgia fro.-i St. Louis in time and officers from the Beventli cavalry at Chlokamauga were detailed ill tlioir stead. Following i- a list of the United States army officers who will make these inspections, accompany in.-; Colo nel Obear, Ih - dates of inspection and j tlin \unous tom mauds they will in spect: Captain H. '. i’owers. Seventh cav-j airy, Kcbrita'-* .! to 13 inclusive- : Third inlanlry except companys B amt! fci. Troops I ami K, Fjr.d cavalr;. Company U. lirsl balulion, lnta..tr>,i colored. Captain H, li. WluU'oy, artillery J corps February 11 to March 8, inolu-j Kive —First infantry, except companyi it. First battalion h-avy artillery, itwldtjnariers troops A, li, C, B, G, and 1. First cavalry. Chatham ar lillcry, lit odquarter.-. emnpanys A, C. and F, first battalion, iuiantry, colored Naval battalion. Captain John E .Stephens, artillery corps, March 7 to 22. Inclusive - Fourth infantry, Company B first lufan try. Captain M. C. Butler, Jr., Seven!u cavalry .March 23 to April 7, inclusive —Second Infantry .Company E, third infantry .company Pi, liith infantry, company E, first, battalion, infantry, colored. Mapci Charles W. Kennedy Six teenth infantry, April 8 to 20, inclu sive—f ifth infantry, except company li. Troop L. First cavalry. Compa ny B, third infantry. The inspections made by the United States officers and by Colonel Obear will he entitle;! separate and distinct, ti.ough made at the same time. Colo nel Obear wi': report to the governor through the adjutant general; the Unit ed Slates officers will report to the war department at Wasrington. Each company in the statu will ho i milled by Colonel Obear of the date, hour and plae 1 of inspection, so that it, ■v ill by given time to make tho usual necessary preparation. The state military officials are anx ious to get rid of all the undesirable material in the serv.'ce that men who take no active part in the compa ny's duties, and who are a dead weight; upon the rolls. To this end the follow ing paragraph appears in general or der No .2, relating to the annual in spection ; "Commanding officers are directed THOUGHT TO BESLEEP THE CHILD WAS DEAD When Luia Pepper, a well known colored women, who resides at jus Reynolds strev. loft her home yester- '• Lay morning to go to her work at tne oyster factory she left her baby girl well and happy. When she returned for dinner the child was a corps. Lula left the child in the care of its gi andniottier, Nan Pepper, an aged woman who c.aims that the child wont to sleep soon after its mother’s depar ture lor tho factory aud that she plac ed it In bed. URer in the morning she returned end thought the baby still asleep. Sev oral times she says she visited the room and each time the little one was apparently sleeping soundly. How ever, she thought she would arouse it, and on going to the room and taking up the child the grand mother was shocked to And that it ttrokS-mESMITH postoffice to eliminate e"ery nouuhtive man from their rolls and to onlorce the attend ance of all officers and men at this in spection as authorized in sections 29 and 52 #f the military code. Companies Laving less that 75 per cent enlisted strength present will he recommenu'd for disbandment.” The general orders wrich have been sun Plied to every command in the state give full details of what will be expected wh.u this inspection takes place. It is going to be a more rigid inspection, it is understood, than has ever betore t een had of the state troops, and those who are not up to 'he standard nay expect to hoar from the inspecting officers in no uncertain toms. The following paragraph in the gen eral orders routing to overcoats wilt 1 e road wilh interest, particularly by i he officers in tiie service: " "■> ;-f rooms 1 The wearing in ihe overcoat, when in civilian ctotn c.s ‘ is authorize and, and it may bo worn ; duty without the braid insignia of rank on the sleeve, a metal Insignia of lank like that worn on the service un iform. hi IHEMtti'SCLUB Itnoieating Debate was the Feature of the Mectinci Last Night—Large Number ct Members Present The discussion at the Men's club i st night participated in by Dr. Uruck !■ J, Rev. Sam Small, Dr. Wytlys Rede i mid Cot. C. P. Goodyear disclosed a 1 y’i'tn of thought, and breadth ol view |”1 on the war in the Far East, upon - relations to the world's civilization, ii; oin its relation to liberty and its • v tension which taking all the views ■1 i '-'.emt■ and and each speak r took upi j a different line of thought, would in ■most cities lave been considered a rare treat by a cultivated audience, oml should hive received, as indeed in mid every discussion and lecture of the club receive, the sympathetic up port of a large audience in Bruns wick. 5 ho information each speaker gave in the other si eakers, and all together iven tno audience was illuminating. It is a gir I pity that inis, the only movement of Its kind in Brunswick, which has a membership of nearly three bundle 1 is not supported by tho piesence not only of its members but of the people generally Wo have lad numerous addresses iii tlie past year and a half, numerous discussions that in many cities would have attracted large audiences. The interchange oi thought has stimulated sturdy and many Brnnswiekians r ave learned to think upon their feet, through this club. The meetings will hereafter be neia on Monday night of eacn week. Next Monday nigul there will be a business meeting. Every Mon lay night in each month with the exception of tho first, will t o devoted to donates, discussions or •addresses. WILL BE RESUMED TODAY. Justice Falun Will Tackle the Fort Case Again This Morning. Judge George Falun, will at 9 o'clock ti ls morning lesume the preliminary hearing In the case of j. S .Fort, charg ui with arson. I his case is familiar to Nows read -1 rs and does not need rehashing here 1 ort did not make any more contradic tory statements yesterday, but it is understood that considerable new tes t.niony will be brought out at the hear ing today. The rase Is attracting general atten tion in the city. was dead an 1 probably had been TOr several hours. 'ihe child was In perfect health ana its sudden death could not be account ed for. Both the mother and grand mother are deeply grleded at Its suu ; don death. ! CHILD IS DEAD RESULT OF BURN. Little Columbus Girl Met Death While Burning Grass Columbus, t’a., Jan. 30.—Sallle Boclo Farrow, tiio 0 year old daughter of T. P. Farrow, Is dead as the result of severe burns she received tr-rnooii. She and a number of other children were burning grass near her tome on Euit Highlands. The little girl got too near the burning grass and her clothing ignited. Heroic ef forts were trade to extinguish tho Lames but not until after she had been ft tally burncu PRICE FIVE CEJNI^. icoit's backing VO TO HIM Generally Believed in Wash ington Tl-at He Will be Named IRE RFFERIF.S CAN’? AGREE Report That Strong Major Cole Has Been Switched to the Young Candidate—The Sit uation at Present. (By Milt Saul.) Washington, .#>u. 30 (Special)—lt is row very lilt dy that Albert M. Smith be Brunswick’s next postmaster. The politic ii backers which Major W. Cole has had. it is now reported. Las been switched to Smith. While this report has not been officially verified, if it is true he will unques tionably ?.e* the appointment. Tha throe reform's could not get together on Major Cole and since the postmas ter general has positively declined to i Postmaster F. McC Brown the bulk of the endorsements so it ta ■ uni, bait naturally turned to Smith. Referee Walter Johnson has stood Ly Major Cole to the very last and In fact did not leave him until he knew that it was impossible for him to se cure the appointment, while Referees U. Stillwell Eu.vaids and J. F'. Han on favored Urn- reappointment of Post muster Brown. A Local View. The above telegram was received Washington last night by The Tews, it's author is one ot the best known special correspondents iu Wash i’.gton, and keeps well ported on at tairs of interest In Georgia. Alter the telegram was received a News reporter talked with the friotiT, o” the other ft ur candidates and tney all still seem *0 think that their tavor ties would receive the appointment A leading republican of the city, wno has been actively supporting one of tlie - candidate .1. said; "I hardly b' lieve Mr. Smith will -get the appoint ment. He has no republican endorse ment .county, state or national and endorsement goes a long ways in the appointments ol this kind. "It seems that the referees cannot agree on one of the candidates and, as stated in your telegram, Mr. Smlin may be named as a compromise candi date. Howev 1, the matter will not be sc tiled until the appointment is finally made." mi k CO, LOSE Decision Harmed Down by the United States Supreme Court Yesterday Against the Packers. Washington Jan. 30.—1n the United States supreme court today the case of the Unitei. States against Swift X Company, commonly called the beef trust, was decided against the packers The case charged a conspiracy on tne tart of the packers to fix tlie price cf fiesh meati. The opinion rendered today was handed down by Justice Holmes, the c-ntlre court concurring and the decision sustained the lower court, which "as against the packers. The case in question has attracted great attention in all sections of the country and has been very stubbornly contested. CONFESSES TO ROBBING MAIL. Charles Gilbert Claims he Can Neither Read nor Write. ltaleigt, N .C., Jan. 30. —Charles Gil bert, the nn.il carrier between the mountain towns of Burnsville and Ivy, w ho la In jail lor robbing mail pouches lias made a lull confession to Poetot -I'ce inspector Reddy. He first sue iended in getting some registered let ters through a hole worn in a poucb and later beat a hole with a stone in a pouch, this time getting $2,230 all except S3O in checks. He did no; i now that the checks were useless so lar as he was concerned, so he buried them and the registered letters, pock . ted the money and restgned as car rier. He then rode around that sec tion looking nt various farms .intend ing to buy on-i, with the checks. Gil bert Is young, says he cannot read or write and that he does not know a $1 from a $1). He is now In jail at Burnsville.