Newspaper Page Text
TITlh BRUNSWICK NEWS.
VOLUM2 4 .NUMBER 133. CITY SOLONS HELD AN INTERESTING SESSION Number of Routine Mat ters handled by Council Last Night MANY REPORIS RINDIREI) Contract* Submitted for Additional Work on Hospital— Lively Discus sion over Re-Leasing of Wharf Foot of Streets. The fegula weekly meeting of the city council occurred lasi night with Mayor Hopkins ami Aldermen Wood. Kobinson, Downing, Newman. Aiken, V upper and \t atkins i resent. It might tie described as a dark ses s on. The old gas lights refused to ; ve the usual service and the contract ed electric lights were not forthcom ing. Asa matter of fact it was so di-nce in the council chamber tliat it vas quite impossible to tell whether tlie gray mustache of Alderman Tup le) was in place or whether Alderman l'otv nine a hand some, gotee was there ( not. However, the members group id in tin* darkness and finally settled Down (o business without, the use of candles w hich would have been w.i in ly welcomed. Under the head or communications ti c following matters were transact • and: Petition or Chris Slier'. asking lor liquor license on Ugh-I hor; si reel on otton same was referred lo Ihe na val committee. Prom K A. Silvern, pci-ding out t at tie held a lease on the Central tote! propt-nv or. Newcastle street nut that to reason >b a certain ii‘.<h It Una i-ulidm ’ni on the first floor ot • aid building property was being sen rusty damag-m. Mr. Silver# introduc ed affidavits if a number of witnesses who testified that the odors coming 1 otn the fish house were injurio o K> the property. Referred to committee in sanitation, light anil watei. From P. J. Buckle. of SI .Joseph's convent, poll Ung out ih.'-t n severe pressure 7>t the school uecie -Mated certain infringements on the atree i. int whereby said institution was gtanteil tax exemptions, and praying that the ustia 1 exemption he granted, inferred to commtltee on taxes and revenues. From W. I. Stone, Graham vising council that he was la posse non of five, 7 per cent bonds of the <:ty of Brunswick due in 1909, asking rcuncll if some arrangement could not be reached wl ereby lie could realize rn same. Referred to committee on taxes and revenues. Under the head of reports the com n ittee on railroads and harbors con tributed considere.oly to llie interest ot the meeting. Thie committee bad In charge the application of .1. K. dn llignon for a u-lease t othe whact pro perty at the foot of George street. The c< mmlttee, through Us chairman, Al • erntan C. I>ownlug, reported that the r- atter had been discussed in various fi inig and had finally agreed to make anew Tease, but to vary horn the old cne in the natter of compensation, ihe report recommended the new lease on the following conditions: For the first five years an annual pa...>nl ct SIOO per year; for the next .five years an annual payment of $125 per y< ar, and for the succeeding ten years mi amount to be arbitrated. Alder u an Aiken asked If this lease made any provision for Improvement. Alder an Downing explained at length. May or Hopkins In putting the motion warn ed council against such leases; he said that Brunswick could not afford, if rhe aver expected to be a ctty, to thus vote away valuable water property without suitable return. He pointed • ut that at the present time two small •treet* were the only public highways to tha water traffic and buggented that council rhould go very slow In the way of making new leases at twen - years on water property. The re , of the committee was adopted uty Mr. dußignon was granted anew tease for twenty years. From the committee on sanitation, light and wat r. having in charge the rr quest of Mrs. T. F. Smith for anew gas lamp at the corner of Albemarle end (Irani streets reporting adversely. Adopted . From the committee on hospitals rnd charity subrouting contracts from' He wen and Thomas and Oilmore and] (A ood. respectively, for repair work on the city hogfltal. The contract of llowen and Thomas carries Jg/HiO fer general work aud that of Gilmore and Wood $487 for plumbing work. The report was adopted with a motion to I KILLED, 6 WOUNDED INVIGHT NEAR EASTMAN One woman Man KallS Outright and a Number of Others Wounded Eastman, Ga . Fell. 2. —As the result, of a shooting affray near Rhine ,Ua... in this county Idle yesterday afternoon one man \V. P. Livingston, is dead and four other persons, M. A. Burn ham ,W. P. Bryant, Mrs. Ray, a sister of Bryant an Ia young man by the m ine of Coffee lie morta^^mnded. These are all promi non ti e county and have large family"Hj nectlons. On account between W. B. Biyant and a young son of M.* A. Burnham, bad blood has existed be-’ iween tne Burnhams and the Bryants; for some days Date yesterday after- 1 noon W. B. Ih'yant, W. P- I.t^ttgston.' a brother in law of Bryant, Mrs. Ray I a sister of Biyant and M. A. Burnham, end his son, Lcßoy Burnham .were on' ihe public road near Rhine in and 1 riar which place they all reside. | A fusllade or shots immediately tang out and when the smoke had cleared away, it was found that Livingston vas dead an! M. A. Burnham, Bry ant and Mrs. Ray were seriously wounded. Burnham was carried by his son to his home in Rhino and a short whtlej niter dark Burnham, bis son, I.eßoy, the young man Coffee and several wo rsen and r n*Hirer, were In a room v bore Ihe wor.-.ded man was being fun-1 for. Suddenly a rur.-.hot rang nut on the n : IP air. and a load of buckshot came ■BOSS fill. Two Petition* for Voluntary Bankrupt cy Received from That City by Judge Isaac Yesterday. Two applications for voluntary hank ri-t.ley were received by Iteferee Isaac • -.■■terday, both coming from Waycross one of the petitions came from K. J\ Wilson, a eeneral merchant of that. <ity His liabilities ate placed at something over three liiotissild dollars and his assets at $570.47 all of which he asks to he set aside as a bonie st eat). The creditors of the bankrupt mor el.ant are mostly in Savannah and Wayerc- . The Downing Company is jW- only Brunswick firm effected by the failure, the bankrupt being indebt ed to tliis company in the sum of $211,- 17. The other failure was that of C. M Fhippc rson, a stenographer. It ap pears that Sliii person is in debt to tho tune of $650.3". and bus asset!! amount ing to only $76 He does not ask lor u homestead. Both the cases were set for hearing on February 15 in this city. Judge Isaac returned yesterday r ent Ifoughts, where he has neen hold ing a session of the bankrupt court and a number of matters in several case were disposed of. VartdalU Gives Pensions. Terre Haute. lnd„ Feb- 2. —FJvcry man in the employ of the Vandalia rail load who has readied the age of 70 year* was retired on a life pension to day. the effect that a suitable resolution be passed authorising the mayor to sign contracts as named above. From the city attorney, pointing out that the present ordinance of the city f iovidod less penalty for the selling of v.hlsky on S .i day Ilian was named in the state code and requested that an ordinance lie adopted by the city coun ell increasing said penalty. The re port was adopted and the motion pre vailed that the city attorney he In structed to draft an ordinance to that e fleet. Uitfler the head of resolutions the following were introduced; By Alderman Wood, providing that (be present weekly session of council R abandoned and that in future city council meot on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. fly Alderman Aiken, authorising the mayor to Sig i certain contracts wit n Bowen and Thomas and Gilmore and Wood" looking to repairs on the city rospital. .lust previous to adjournent Mayor hopklns announced the appointment i the following ordinance conimlttee in compliance with a resolution at a ] recent meeting making this a general committee. The gentlemen named on the committee were Aldermen Aiken, '•'upper and Wood. After electing W. B. Cook a member ' of (he board of council ad ><•♦<• ... .... (Clashing through a window of ilia ! room. This shot struck young Coffee. No Wat rants Sworn Out. Sheriff J. C. Rogers immediately went to the scene of the homicide, all parties refused to swear out units. It is report Per of the of both are cunlJH gating at Rhine and news of renowiW MA hostilities is momentarily oxt.ectvd. Mr A. Burnluiue the wounded manj is about fifty ;eMkof age and has J ' large family coniifcram. including fugg 'grown are known to be ml Piety fearless attd reand in the id l of guns. The ol lin the difficulty younger but all have large families. In addition to the immediate fami lies of the several parties, there ere a great many relatives on both sides, |id of whom a-e known to he fearless and ready to avenge a wtor-.g run* imaginary. It is thought here that the end has not yet been -eached. The killing occurred 1 mile from Rhine at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon end involves prominent parties. The exact cause of the fight has not been ascertained. No nrrestn have l een made yet. It is not certain who started the row and no one seems to 1 now who fire I the shot which killed Livingston, at whose place the alf,■in occurred. The name of the woman is Mrs; Georgia Ray. H BIG EXHIBITION - Lneeda Biscuit Company Wilt Tender Reception to Ladies of Brunswick Tomorrow Afternoon. Since Thursday morning the Ogle thorpe hotel lias meen one of the bus. test places in the city. It is the head onarters of the special reception and exhibition committee of the National Biscuit Company, who ate here far tip' purpose of arranging a novel and mi nt na I reception for the ladies of Urttns wick and vicinity. This reception will le it eld Saturday afternoon at 220 New castle street from two until five si clock. in this undertaking the National Biscuit Company lias adopted a meth od of illustrating the possibilities ot scientific baking that is at once pleas ant and practical, and withal, unusual. Besides an exhibit of many of their n.ost delicious products the reception a ill include an enjoyable musical pro gram. The National Biscuit Company has arranged litis reception, feeling that, every lady in Brunswick ought to know and wi 1 be interested in know dig the high degree of purity and pro tection to which they have brought the manufacture and marketing of their products. They feel that every wo ji an who comes to know Uneedt bis cuit —to know their crisp, delicious goodness, as well as the absolute puri ty and cleanliness insured by their package which excludes all air and moisture, will never again accept an ordinary soda cracker in a common Pftper bag. Ho many people have really learned to know Uueeda Biscuit that over three hundred million packages nave been sold, and the demand is ever ln ci easing. Following tiie popular approval of lineeda Biscuit, the protection of a package which excludes all air, dust and moisture was also given to other delightful products of the baker's art that had in ih j meantime been perfect to, and so today the trade mark of the National Biscuit Company, on each end of a package of biscuit, crackers 'md wafers is everywhere recognized as a guarantee of quality, Nabisco Bugor Wafers and Festino Almonds are Iwo of the delicacies that will be served with the refreshments si the reception. They are among the r osi delicious of the products of the National Biscuit Company and are es pecially appropriate as dessert confec tion. The reception will be held at No, 22b Newcastle street on Saturday after noon, from two until live o'clock, There will oe appropriate 'refresh ’ meets, including of the finest pioducts of the National Biscuit Com -1 pony, elaborate decorations and a hesrty welcome and pleasant enter jtainmeut for all. WtUNSWICK ,GA., Ml ISUM □moo to Uptal Club So Notified Council Last Night Through Al derman Downing kWWT WARDS FURNISHED Aiken Had Something to ™ay About the Made by B th Club—Money l to he Accepted, city hospital seems to be play mg in pretty good luck. With a great big fair, which greatly (chanced its exchequer and with al $2,000 approp: iation from the .leiiyll Island club .here comes another offer of SI,OOO. Just previous to the adjournment cf the city council last night Alderman I owning secured the tiixir and an nounced to council that Mr. Baker, oi li e Jekyl Island club, had advised him tl ala certain member of the organiza (-on was willing to donate SI,OOO to ihe city hospital in Brunswick, if the city was willing to make neper tenia loan was the case with t’-e $2,000 previously donated by the club. At ccr'iian Tiovvt "g stated that lie would ike smiVe definite instruction from council bafor: replying to Ihe com ,u miicat lon of Mr. Baker. Alderman Aiken took the floor and severely arraigned the council of last year for having made the contract with the .lck.il Island club, providing ior ihe $2,000 donation. He said it 'ins not a donation and am.i i: ke l it us a long-bended, far-sighted, dollar and ten cents for one dollar scheme, whereby rich (orporation cares fur its infilc.ted at the hands of the Brunswick oospltal. lie said that when he was fust, elected to council that he believ ed that Jekyl island had ahsololcdy do' i aied the money, hot later, when con i'tinted with ilie facts he had found i ot that it was neither a donation or an myi roprial'on, but was simply a scarp scheme on ihe part of the Jekyl Island chib to provide a hospital for its s:ck. However, M", Aiken said that it was no worse to lake the $2,000 at that time than it would be to take the sl,- U 0 al this time and he concluded by l (Ovlng that the offer of Mr. Baker to donate $1 (00 be accepted on the same basis that prevailed when tne .'J.imiO was ('mated. The motion pre vailed, and the chances are that, the i.osipital will r.et liie additional thous and dollars. A. & B, DEPOT SHE Announced T'-at Deal for the Site has About Been Closed and it is Ex pected Work will Soon Begin it lias boon Authentically announced that all of tlie property necessary for a site for the passenger and freight de pots of the Atlantic mul Birmingham i abroad with Ihe exception of one lot has been fit.ally brought to a close and i* is generally believed that the deal for this piece of property will lie made within the course of a few days. As was announced in these columns yesterday morning, tile dea! for the land necessary for the terminals, has been quietly i nder way since the, sub ject was Drought up several weeks ago ana the announcement was made yes terday that ail of the property north o' the Oglethorpe hotel, except the above stated piece, has been secured by the road. Just what is causing the deiay in the deal for the lot was not stated, but from a well Informed source It is un derstood that the A. & B. Is now pre paring the p'ans for the ney depot and will begin active work in the immediate future. Train Kills M. A. Brawdy. Columbia, 8. C., Fell. 2.—M. A, Braw c’y, aged <53 years a farmer of Dale Beaufort county was killed by a train nt Oreen Pond yesterday while return ing from (he funeral of his daughter While waiting at Green Pond for the local train Mr Brawdy attempted to moss the rn'lroad track, The fast nail siriick the man killing him l- r.'ost instantly New York Herald's Southern Edition The New York Herald publishes a sieclal southern edition giving ail the southern society news. Exclusive re ports from the winter resorts, All tbs nows from evsrywhsrr SJ&EINE JERSEY COWS * , TOBE Were Sent 4 Brunswig]! from** Jekyl and J Board of Health Acts ■£f • <<£qF>f Po’ice Burney lias on hand today the very unpleasant task of be ing compelled to put to death six very l amlsome Jersey cows. In fqot Jersey cow% that came from tile mulli-million- and for a brief spell on Jekyl island. TC make a long story short at last l iglij’s counci’ meeting turn w,s read from the ot health auviilng that six coi'raßßK now-_ln the city wliu-n. ‘W tiony, were r lnvestigatioiidpSgyVhe fact that the bcviao§jLjPP'-cnTlfn]ad been con (lemiaci) al J.-kyl and Dr. Geo. tq>eslmgtf| .-a w MEMBERS i This wIL the Only Work Transacted at the Meeting Yesterday The Imard of trade met in regular session yesteiday morning, with quite n number of members present. The only business transacted was .lie election of two or three new mem bers. They were: J. W. Clark, of the telephone exchange. J. B Blilch, agent of the A. & R.. Dr, II M. Bran ham ami lid in W. Dart. The board proposes lo resume active pork at the next meeting and a num ber of matters will go ff.ken up. An effort will he made to el nil the mem bers out weekly and a lino of work will lie planned for the present year. WOMEN PERISHED r-lre Yseterdav in Home of Widows and Single Women at Reading, Pa. Two Structures were Burned i Reading, Pa, Feb. 2. A fire in this city today completely destroyed two large structures at I lie home of wid ows ami sing! i women. There was a regular stampede when the fire was discovered and it is be lieved that several of the inmates por u-hed in the building though nouiing definite is yet known. it is not known how Ihe fire origi nated, but thj llamos rapidly gained aeadwuy and the firemen had quite a difficult task in extinguishing the tire. The structures burned were occu pied by a number of women, ami the flames had almost reached them lie fore the inmates knew that Ihe build ing was on firi. ONLY COBB COUNTY AFFECTED' Eut Recent Decision would no Doubt, Govern if Other Cases Came up. Only Cobb comity is affected by tho recent decisien of the supreme court, which separates the, oflles of clerk of the superior court and treasurer ot the comity, says Attorney Generat John C. Hart. This decision doe-lared void and un constitutional the acL which consoli dated the office of clerk of tlie super -10! court and treasurer of Cobb coun ty. it thus applied only to that coun ty, and does not vacate office* In other counties where they are held under similar consolidation acts, Oilicers in other counties v.ho hold two effleos under special acts may go right on lidding them until some point is made in the court against it. When Hits is done, Judge Hart, says, it is ) reliable The decision in the Cobb county ease will govern end. that acts similar to this one will likewise be declared un constitutional end void. Girl Wa s Tired of Living. New York, Fell. 2. The lifeless 1.-ody of a yoime woman who had given the name of Ma/.ie Leigh wns found kneeling beside a bed in a hotel at Tenth street and Fourth avenue today. The young woman had shot herself in the heart. She told a woman with whom she hoarded that she was a student in the Northwestern university and had elop ,1 from Evanston, Ills,, with a student. The girl left a note saving she was tired of living. Adjusting French Claims , i North Held. VI. Feb, 2 Con Pe et *; de la Ho, ra, commissioner repre senting France and Commissioner Jose de Paul. .1 Venezuela, had a pre liminary meeting here today wf I* F. M. Plumley, the referee who will puss an opinion and name the award in r.,aims of the French govern in on t ugainst Venezuela .involving several million dollars. The coinmissione-i at tended a reception given in their bon er at Montpelier this afternoon by Gov. Bell. did. retorting that they were afflicted with tuberculosis, it seems, however, tiiat the cab le was disposed of in Brunswick .consequently this report from the board of health. At the meeting last night It was moved and carried that the chief of ponce be instructed to kill the stock tndan and have same cremated at the city crematory. It was also decided tuai the city attorney be ins!motel ~o (haw an ordinance prohibiting the im- of diseased cattle into the city. Chief Burney was seen by a News last night and says he cattle put to death WORK IS SOON Contractor Darling Coming to Make Preliminary Arrangements. It is understood that Contractor Dan in 8, of Wayeioss. who has the con tract for the erection of the new Frist Methodist church, will arrive in the city sometime next week for the Inr pose of making preliminary ar ranged! ts for beginning active work on the new edifice. Some disposi urn is to lie made of the 1 resent elmivli within the next few days, anil it is more than probable that. ■ will in- sold and torn down. During ihe Lime that the new church Is in lourse of construction services will lie conducted in the council chamber at the city hall. GENERALS FOUGHT $ Kuropatkin, it is Reported, Slapped Face 6f Anrther Officer in a Per eonal Encounter Yesterday. Paris .Fch. 2. —According to the St. Petersburg on espondont of the IScho in Paris, who wired Ills paper today, General Kurojatkin and General Orip eiihnrg had a personal encounter yes t'Vilay as a tesult of a dispute. The correspondent states that Gen. Kuril] atkin struck the oilier general with his fist several times. flip altercation was caused by Gen. Kuropatkin accusing Gen. Gripenhurg i-r sacrificing ten thousand men by refusing to obey orders he had receiv ed to retreat. HER LIFE SAVED Woman Who Murdered Her Husband in Vermont Will Not be Hanged Today—Granted a Reprive'. Waterbary, Vt., File .2.—Governor Bell tli is afternoon announced here that a. reprive had been granted to Airs. Mary M. Rogers, sentenced to lie l ung tomorrow, until June 2 , This wotna t as is welt known, was condemned to die tomorrow for the murder of her husband. All arrange ments Bad been made at the jail for her execution. Governor Hell stated that the re t'llve had been granted in order to allow some alleged new evidence to 1 1. brought betore the supreme court. The supreme court will take up the ease at their regular May term and this interesting case will he heard, 'the governor further announced that the decision then rendered would be iinal. and if the woman was found guilty by the state’s high tribunal the execution would occur on the date set, June 2. EXPLOSION CAUSED DEATH. Fishermen Have Trouble Handling Stick* of Dynamite. Marshall N. 0. Fob. 2—Barney Stan ton, aged 22 was Instantly killed by ‘.ho explosion of a slick of dynamite find James 1 synle was badly injured ns a result of the explosion. The tiw.) young men were Hulling fiom n small beat und hail-been using dynamite to kill the (Ihli. Blanton was holding n stick of dynamite with a lighted fuse in his hand, prepared to throw it into the river when Haynie node a remark to him and forgetting the dynamite In his hand, Stanton turned his hem: to speak to his com panion. At thiw instant the explosion occurred. Stanton wa- instantly killed his I body being hoirtbly mutilated. ymCB FIVE CENTS. MOTS' APPEAL" Jttffflv DOWN " BY COUNCIL Stevedores and Others will Continue to Pay Off in Saloons LICENSE ORDINANCE REPEALED - . ■->•# *f;v Council Acted on the Matter in Execii live Sessio’, Which Lasted for Quite a While—Vote Called, Which was Four to Three The city council of 1905 for the first Brno held a star chamber session last eoess ify for holding such PiWIWbUs not manifest, hut Al "erman Aiken moved that such a course lie penned and it was carried. The occasion for this unusual proce dure way Hie discussion for appeal ot the license ordinance with regard to tiiat section of it which prohibited stevedores an 1 others from paying off in barrooms. This question Is familiar with t.h# general public. At a meeting of coun cil several weeks ago the old ordi nance giving stevedores this right was denied. AL a subsequent, meeting this clause was repealed and last night a strong petition was read from a large number of preachers asking council to adhere to its original proposition ana refuse the ordinance in question . When the matter was reached la general council. Alderman Aiken ask ed for an executive session. Alder man Neiwman seconded the motion and lor about 40 minutes council in star cl amber sens.'ion, wrangled with th# proposition. Finally council l-eassem- I led and on Uic reading of the caption ic the ordinance several nay vote* were noted. On the original section one, two and three the same dissent ing voice heard, and finally a di vision calledby Alderman Wood, th# ordinance Wa--- repealed by the follow ing vote: Ayes. Aldermen Aiken, New n an. Downing and Tapper. Nays, Al dermen Watkins, Wood and Robinson. It is understood that Aldermen Aik en, Tapper and Downing voted for ths repeal of this clause for the reason thai they did not believe it was con stitutional. In this connection it may be of in terest to state that this finally adopt# the license ordinance for the year 1505. TO OPEN BRANCH STORE. Colson Hardware Company Will Con duct f. Retail Business. The building on Newcastle street, formerly occupied by J. H. Heller & Bio., is now being thoroughly over -1 aided. When completed the store v. ill he occupied bv the Colson Hard ware Company, which concern will carry on a i cueral retail hardware Business. Besides handling everything ia the hardware line the company pro poses to have a large stock of lamp goods, etc., such as have not been handled very extensively before in Friinsw ick The Newcastle street store will be managed by \v. J.- Butts, who recently -purchased the interest in the business ol Judge J. M. Colson, J. JB. Dnbberiy will remain in charge of the wholesale store on Monk street. This well know firm has been ex panding! considerably of late, and it* 'business now extends to ail sections ef the state. They have given espe cial attention lo the whoeisale busi ness. but by ti e middle of the present month they will he in position to well took after tho retail trade. NOT TO ENTICE LABOR OF MILLS The Meeting p.t Thomaavlll* Agree* on Important Subject. Thomasville, Ga., Feb, 2. —Repre*an- te tives of thi cotton mills of south Georgia met here this afternoon in convention in response to the call of W. 8. Spain, oi the Atlantic and Qluf mills at Quitman . Four mill* namely, Pelham, Quitman Valdosta and Fit/.gerald, were ropro* tented. The object, of the meeting war to discuss certain abuses which have *| rung up In the mills during the last few years. The chief attention was paid to the question of one mill enticing tabor f-.om another. An agreement to close this practice was decided upon by tfte meting. A fttcular letter advocating this will be sent to the mills not repre sunied aud unanimous action Is hoped fer Checked up Local Office. Auditor Goodloo, of thl Atlantic Coat Une, with headquarter* in Valdosta, was In the city yesterday tor tho purpose of checking up the local office. He loft during the after* i.oou fqr other points on the read, l