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The Brunswick Daily News.
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 122. GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS BODY ADJOURNS j FOR THE TERM SWE VERY IMPORTANT RECOM MENOATIQNS WERE MADE WHICH MEANS MUCH IF THEY ARE CARRIED OUT. COUNTY’S FINANCIAL CONDITION IS SHOWN—REPORT ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND VARIOUS OTHER COUNTY BUILDINGS. iV>*, the jjp'and jurors, empaneled and -j>orn for the lail.teiin if 19(78 of the , • ;;*erUr court*of Glynn comity, (5a., •erob/ supnfh these cur funeral pie- f <tjnA(tts-: Financial condition. January, 7th, MS Jy clerk coin, of txuuls and rev- I ftISHO I' ROES. • di'iti baud Gounty Treat* u r *' $ #32.859.60 • sail >n tbtmj Sinking fund . Com. 19,011.8? ' •• <5 in band. (T.-rk (and. ,*f I loads arid 4tvc line a acontmt. * Hovel Tax for D*"* ;. 1.522.75 • qnltecled taxes 1907 ap prox. 2.051 00 ■f hc>!I"(;1#'.I taxes 1908 up ■nrx. 15,100.00 1 • I — , ( 90,818.22 I UA# ULITHSS. f.ded deit fISS.dOO.OO 1 #ls payable approximat# . 12... m. t’Yeaton judgment approxi *'( !. I. 3,0011,00 I -i I Si Fl,S|>.o (If tin* ia. fi <u hand we a e advi. ii F •i11,.,. ■ *"a : asp) i fiiy ..! *•6 b.' •t: • "in ;>••!)• to Vns ntw j ail [find (6f ! af’he'“stHlt‘ipi id, in bonded indebted*) Va* agree; wii'i pp r of previous' jrsaid jury.' , Hill,* pay all" does not . hide Out'p, m a'icriu.dfelts, and Ptesfop judgment hv-*S)?'.<'.. been) a inil 10.1 py resolution of commisslon • a to amount .to $3,287.03. ity rt ". Gh :j) nf ' r> .d|j,K'Hkii‘ Ootnt •to ie *•;, 1U 0 drseuienl.’. 'Uy ijie Ol dinar; Xu roeWpls; in •isfcurneuitswa, By the all eh lit under dam of lanuary Vet. ,■ t— Xo receipts: no Ui bur. e i in ills ;; V'rt nomlilee beg to rd-.e . , ; oil In that to Us it ap- , ihpi b" oflice of sh riff cannot iw.t'iifi and from that of jds deputy. .’ cepO! I from the deputy sheriff, un ' .- date "f February 9th, 1909 herfi i, 'facbed. admits r-'eoipfi* of $4.- * jirinclpak and $113,98 interest • • • roiilit to’ 1 faxes, :.nd--r> mil ; . - amount paid to the tax r#i|le<-' !• Board of Education. The financial report of the secretary 1- hereto attached coverfiyg the period eiween January Ist, 1908, and De urniher Ist. 1909. showing: Receif !*■ trotai all sources. .fSx.:, 16.87 Hk i nditm es 2 ’.,7! 4.51 •eeoit for 'he . ri.;d 16161 •elicit a. of Jan. 1. 1908. .. . 2,556.55 *- ie.it as of (yen: Ist,' 1908..$ 2,724.19 It is not shown from wliaL asset hi.s deficit ’ was appropriated, neither *a*q we a statement of cash on band # i his date, although we ’understand that a considerable firm) is in hand wards erection od school buildingxe •entljr con framed for. Further com er im un hoard of education finances ). impractical for the reason that wo hate not ha<l accosw to the Iwoks and voiir-Hhrs of >fr. H. S. Lee. Uie ti#as ufer, at .time above referred to state ment was prepared. liy CiJUnjy Treasurer T. W. Lamb, vader date of January 7th. 1909: .J4ilance on hand* reported to previous grand jury . . . $29,360.5! Keceipts from all sources... 44,799.70 $71,2,60.21 Youchefs pa’d .s2l;sbo.fil Turned over to C. F. Thorn ton, successor .'2.321.22 i<*mrms> ions claimed 28.27 *74.360.21 Tbe treasurer,,has charged himself ■a itU all amounts reported to ns by ■t.her officials as delivered to him. The vouchers for his disbursements are ap parently rejm’ar and arc* ii-ally, filed : B! j recorded and the amount transfer red to his successor has been verified. We a-e unable to approve of the -am -erred as commissions due, but <7 . ,e * .a : (factory set; ,lem-.U \,lu ..e arrived Mr. . and the commissioners,of roads IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS Following arc some of the important recommendations r- made by the-grand jury, which adjourned yesterday: That the county turn over to the city, free cf charge, th" present county jail, site, etc., in return for the liberality ol the city in giving to the county free, the present court-house site. That a complete resurvey t f the county be made as soon as possiuie. That the county connulss oners issue ponds in the sum of fifty thousand dollars lor ti e improvements of Glynn county roads. That the road tax in Glynn county be reduced to $2 per :• year, the amount charged in the city. That proper laws be enact and for the protection ot fish and game in the county and that a game warden at a salary ot SSO per month lit* elected as sixm as possible, whose duty it shall be la see that all of the fish and game laws of the state arc rigidly enforced. That the city increase its annual appropriation for the maintenance of the public schoc Is by at least $3,000 per year, that amount to be lost by the schools hereaitcr I v the nev convict law. ftr.d revenues. By the Tax Collector. I’.al inee on hand reported to previous -lifud jury $ 84.29 ( olUcttonn from all sour, e.i yn amount of ..307 taxes 2,:!49.2J $ 2,423.00 Uolleotipn from all sources on account of 190S taxca.f 11.853.33 $44,285.83 l'aid T. W. Lamb, Comity ilf aeurer $37,964.00 l’Pid C I’. Thornton, County i reamirer . 1,996.05 Paid 11. S. lye, treas. board of Education ...‘ 15.00 lad H J. Kead, ireasurep ■* Hoard of 1. ucation 2,126.61 Paid Sinking Fund Commik o sion ... 1,000.06 Commissions rufjerved ... . 387.,C0 llalanco on hand Jan. 4tb, 1009 196.57 $4 1,265.83 ■ rfop.- ••Aen*i'd| V *n exhtbii.cd s'r pu'v.ut ills o. ether officials and the , ollrcli.r repMts that final s.'libunent i. h made ini- p:u7 aro* inelud ng executions placed with tie- sheriff ■'Or collection. The amount of commissions retain ed has not been verified, nor is it h e.s.blo Tor us to verify lie amounts • * eoi y 'l'd a in) i heir sane-. four' cm. mil He legnu to r .port that except when mliervvise slated the tents of assets and liabilities and re eipts and "Xpcndiluihave not been 'Cad; ip exidanui.h ti, offering wind ;s be n ad vain < and by previous grand uries, tin; lack of a uniform System ' b'Sik;;eeiiit)g by wlih-ii one olficc lay lie • I e"k. .-e.-alnsi another, tte.- widely and fiering daia cu w hieh the verai oflic rs rcpucr | !‘,.ir repiOrts, ml ihe oiiercus lad: a (Turough audi; i mild prove. I bin l ire.'-c ditficullies ina> !ie in a ■ ica-::. eupivcd v.. eamesii, recoin |,ueii(l i be eommissiemer;; oi toads and . -v■•lines of ihe county i riuu i- I" lid llh-.t-b it of l',;e low.; |ir< scrib- T.g idle dul'u of county officials, is ,eci;dj\ ic) lie- book.-, 1f i !•- kept ir.d,re|K)iis to be rendered, tie d"vls ic" it'd in telling of a sysli :.i of 'looks and bookkeeping that v. ill fa< iiiiatc tin ’iidil and proof of receipts if p.ioncy nd ; ie> di.-burs-Hu nt thereof, one of ,gf- against another when jointly in erdsted, .a:rl the cinploynieni of com • peti ui arc'mutants to audit ;ili comity books yt least a limn 11. . in ivffnt of the neglect or refusal u said eoinniitssioners of roads and rev •;Uues to act U|>ou this reeommenda ii, JI coipmcnd to tie- grand jury | f the f9‘!9 spring term of Glynn sh ip ior court the appointment of a [ lopimil fee as authoriz' and by secti .ns I o 77, 838, and 839 of He- Code oi ! 1895. ! In cjnclusion w<> beg to comment t .ton tie fact that the revenues of the i a-utity proper approximate $60,000 an | 'pikllv, and that wo have reason to ex ; ct rit increase of revenue without. ! ui iin.i'. asi'd tax rate because of the 'enhancement of tax;: 1 lc values and 'hat the bonded and lit cf Cio county is lOmparatively small. We conclude, therefore, that a furiher use of coun v credit i>> the issuance of bonds for the purpose of improving roads, drain age, school buildings, etc., would be perfectly justified. We havA examined the record of he clerk of ordinary and find the fol lowing. Indigent Soldier Pensioners . .13 lufligent Widow Peitsfor.ers ■ 4 ; Widow IVilsirmei'J whoso hus bandj died in service 4 i Disabled Soldier Pensioners.... 2 W " ml J hdt j here; pensioners liaVe . -II th ( t paid, and Urn records and files appurtaluing to same, neat).' ana correctly kept. i PUBLIO BUILDINGS. i Sisliy Sstvlsl Building. We find this to fee in, fteotl it fi0ne- BRUNSWICK, GA., THURSDAY MORNING. FEBRU/kRY 'IT, 1909. ral repairs, besides it is not large enough to house the children who would attend it if there was room. The toilet arrangements of tlii school are a disgrace to any institu tion, and we would recommend now closets being built, which would tu more in keeping with the size of the school. The facilities for drinking water is one spigot for about five hundred chil dren, and this should be increased. Purvis School Building. We find Ibis building in good r, pa’r but needing painting. The closet for boys is in a filthy condition, with !,'.i appearance of hating little, if any at tention paid to it. The condition of the different rooms was dirty, and we were informed by tne janitor that one room per week was scrubbed, there being some ten or •twelve rooms, ami if would make i about three months between scrubs the gate was in had eider a.id should be repaired. Mansfield School Building. Vie found this building with the general appearance of being tiucared 4'>r, the lloors being dirl.v, very dirty. I and the closets in bad order, and v* ry dirty, with a lack of water feu flushing. Tin* woodwork Is in bad condition, mine of Ihe window sills and facings are rotten and need repair-. Tin carpet ip (lie library was dirty, h ,iy and a germ catcher, and we th nk it should 1m- removed and burp ed: tlie bare floor, if kept clem, won!,) I lie ',i |- IIP ; o ):|,|;i :;r.V. The walering (roughs for all the < hooks seem very crude and should |! . improved. White* supply seems to | lie insufficient for all the schools: it poms that when the water is turned ' n for the troughs there is none to | flush the closetp. County Jjdl. We consider there Is noihir ? o e | nort *pi till building, oilier than what I lias ne a reported by runner grand | 'in b . r yeai past, unsanitary. 1 Four-Mla Orrsrlnri Schnolbousc. We find this building In be in fn' j e Camp Walker Grhoolhou j This - in g -ui condition. Pyfcc Marsh Schoolhouse. fitiildlng n very had condition, no seats and not enough room: no wat*r; would recommend anew building. Jamaica Schoolhcuse. Needs new doer and pane of gla.-- ; for window; otherwise in good eondi tion. As there is not a desk in the j school, would recommend that thirteen j desks be supplied for use of the tliir j (< ' ll pupils. Convict Farm Buildings. These wo found in llrrl -class eoieil t' n. Cypress Milts Gchoolhouse. Tliis building In in fairly good or der. deeding some minor repairs, as glass in windows and fence rebuilt. Thornhill Schoolhouse. This eulldlng is in good eoiuli*ion Now closed, ne school being conduct' and there. Nr dwood Schoolhouse (Colored). A Very crude affair, needing general epairs, or anew building. PUBLIC ROADS AND BRIDGES. We found the roads throughout the county In fairly goo<| condition, ex cept that they are in place;, vcy sandy. It seems that the eonindssicm ers of roads and revenues pave their attention more to the low and wet places than the sand tiedl is oar opinion that these sand < should have equal attention, and ‘hi i some suitable material should he u erl io pave ihe roads in these sandy places We arc inform 'd tin. th • county is w'thout funds r or pul lie n.-nd”' >r4: or practically so, ss the only roverue available for this purpose is the small a rourrt received from the road tax. in view of this fact, and as the present .material used for roadbeds *s very [expensive, shells, we recomnifnd that J mtvdust he mbstl tided; ih* sajx.e ec’> be prloticelly no cost hen he'.-ii; i.iyemtis Te.f.- Uirouttin.ul the ‘ county, near th.: . a ! . whit 1' van ho MIS Uf JUMPS BUT OF THIRD sira ■ DESCENDANT OF A NOTFD ENG LISH FAMILY COMMIT" SU'CICG AND SEt USED TO TELL WHY SHE MADE THE LEAP. Denver, Colo., Feb. 10. Mist VioU I Virlee r.rhle, aged 23. a <1 'scedaift of a noted English family, today jump ed out ui a window in the sixth story cf the Mining Exchange budding. 'The lea) from the high window was nia !e just ai noon, and was witnessed by hundreds of people. The young woman turned seveial times in the air and landed on her i,ip. narrowly missing a number er pedestrians as she struck the pave un nt. Miss Un i" war terrjbly crushed, it any feiies being broken, lull she was conscious when people hurr'etf tb Nr -I mee, hut she refused to give lei name or tell th" reason for her rash ael. She Vi as at onct> removed to a hos pital, tmt died three hours later. Though eonsi'ion's up to tithe limy of her death, she refused to discuss her peculiar and fata' act. had for Hie hauling. ’.Ve believe i, v ill last as long and make eiptally as . good roads as the shells. Ft* the here! ‘ot tlie ciUz' .'-i ot lirttnswlck, as veil as those ■' ‘Go county, we reeontrttPtfd that, the road running by the Dillon and Dode • Ii * I known as the Carl right road, a.nl around by the rice plantation an 1 the way to Stirling, he Improved ami lie a good roadbed bo :n uie of sawdust. . i'his would giVe a good tw'.nv-livi i mil" iiitotnobile drive, and would g!. the farmers in that section li< it r roads to .mark'd, which lit".' *'. o.i l<t have. iv'i■ tiiid considerable stagij'tv wal . near the.' public mads, and tecomin. ad that tit*-■\3iuniy ditches te fin - di\le !y cleaned out. We find Ihe bridges in lb ecmil;. ie fairly gliod eoudilion. in tne ol them there are a few planks medc! Wo are informed, however, th;'.' the will lie immediately repaired.. We further recommend that tt.e r-ow nt y commissioners immediately tie.e steps I ; s.■igfi'C (!) : eOtinl.v 1 S po'- ; (ton if tlie . tilt,- convicts, .as the.. tin ally needed bn the public roads. COUNTY BOOKS AND OFFICES. We: have carefully examined the . books of ihe variant; offices of tip. e< unj-y, consisting of the clerk of tii - vperior eotin, clerk o F the. city court. collector, ordinary, sheriff and lb' ■ 1 ■! ieit s jllStiens Of peace. Tile Ill'll I (i the offices of the eh rk 1 )' Iff,' 01- perior eourl and city cciirt av kep* iii e tiiorougn, mat ami eon; rcium ■ manner, and w■* feel ii our <1 111 • in r-opjmend tliese 1 ffieers for (In t'enseientiotis inai.r.i r in '.lvjeh they line performed th.'fr duties. W’e found tho books of 'Justieio; . Lambrlgjit, Falun and N'orfon, with .'nod and complete -i.eonlz, with the xeeption of illib vp s, and upou call ing their attention to this fact, : ame lias he# 11 remedied. We find that the folk: wing prcriu,o(s are at present without a justlee* 1 f peace, viz.: 1356, 1499, 25th districts *’pon examination of hooka of Jus tices of the peace, w 1 fipd that *ji•' tiooks of Jiisfiec .T. D. Gould, 25(h dis trlet, G. M.. show no eases tried ot disposed of i-ince the last sitting of Gu grand jury, but must complimen* hen on the neat and complete appeirafic* of his former records, showing a rfHc: i compliance with the la'.v. In 111#' 251. h district Mr. \V. C. Tay j lor has been tdeded, but up lo the I idi'sent time he has failed to qualify, : and upon inquiry from residents of this district, we are led to believe that he wiil not qualify, therefor", we roc ommend that this grail jury submit th*- names of competent per, on? to fill (imse positions anil ask ,he honor-,>l> judge of this court to confirm 3.11110. Wo find that the office of lay cilice* j tor Is not provided with suitable ; means for filing and pr jr.erviu ; fits’ ' records, and as these ar" of inesnnt aide value lo the count... he vlimik] at 1 once be provided with suitable tilbig i ca'scs. We find Dial the outgoing treasurer has submitted his report io this grand jury and that same hat been referred ip the finance committee for their investigation. t'iion information, vt find that 'he present treasurer has -vt the neces.- saiy books for use in hit office hud reoommc'nd the county ciirouiiFSlonevt at once correct this d-d'c.ljsacv. FISH AND GAME. 4Ve find noon careful Investigation tite game, fish and oystera are rapid’, v diminishing in this ceAlftty., hnd uir • loss the present laws are r'y-.WV ,n _ ..... ,•' ’ - (Continued on P%'o •>) DAMAGE SUIT CASE QNIN SUPERIOR COURT . R. M. BROWN. WHO WAS INJURED WHILE AN EMPLOYE ON THE ROAD, IS NOW SUING FOR $20.C00 DAMAGES. In tlie superior court yesterday aft , ei noon the case ot R. M. Drown vs. • the Atlanta, Binuuigbam and Allan we Railroad company, damages*, was taken up. The 'eti.urt worked on tin case during the entire afternoon and tlien adjourned over until tliis morn ing. The case will hardly bo coin 11.eted before noon today. ilr. Brown, several years ago. was an employe on the road and while at work out 011 Cochran avenue met with quite a serious accident, from which ■ sittfi red considerably. It is alleged in tile suit tiiat the accident was due to the negligence of the railroad com pany. and damages in the sum of $20,- 1100 are claimed. The case was called for trial at a previous 'session of (he I c. urt, and, after tile evidence had been gone into somewhat, was post poned. The tight in the ease is expected to lie a hard-fought one. The road, of course, claims that the accident' was dui to Mr. Brown entirely and not through their negligence. The "pad iv represented by their division 'altor nejs, Grovalt A- Whitfield, wliil .1 Judge l>. W. lCrausK and F. I! Harris rep ; resent the plaintiff. Only two other eases were disposed of during tlie day. Thcy’vvere: 1). It. Middleton vs. Geo. H. Cook: appeal. Verdict for plaintiff for $50.03. Christian f’eper Tobacco Cos. vs. ft. Borehardt & Cos.: suit on account. Ver dict for plaintiff. It is understood that Judge Parker will adjourn Ihe court, for the term alter tomorrow’s session. ♦ One Jap Bill Was Defeated ' Sacramento, Cal., Fell. 16.—The bill of Representative Grove 1.. Johnson, which provided that .I"puue.se lie bir . red from the public schools in the i slab of California, ami which \va passed last week, was reconsidered by the general assembly today, and it wav 1 defeated late this afternoon by a vote of 4 1 to 37. Little Sieel Rod Used to Defraud ~ i .New York. Fell. 10. ily the means ei I :i little steel red, the sugar trust Is able to defraud tile government, out of 7.'. per eenfci of customs duties, ac cording to the testimony of Albert Lambert, machinery expert from (he Philadelphia mint. Lambert tells a long story of how the government Is being defrauded ev ery day by various concerns in tills j country. - Taft is Declared President-Elect Washington, D. ('., Feb. 10. Presi- . dent-elect Taft vas today voted pres* 1 ident at a meeting of the electoral college In the capitol this afternoon. Miss Kthel Roosevelt entertained a party of friends in the gallery, in cluding Mrs. Longworth and Miss Ethel Barrymore, the actress. Vice-President Fairbanks broke th seals on the boxes and handed the certificates to the tellers, who count ed the votes and reported it. It took forty-five minutes to com plete the ceremony. + —• SECOND WOMAN TO BECOME THE MASTER OF A SHIP Chicago. Feb. 10.—The second wo man to become a shipmaster on the Great Lakes will be Mrs. Wltherbee Foote, of Jackson Park Yacht club, who will command the Warna.tsysee with authority. CHARGES MADE AGAINST ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS Springfield, lias., Feb. 10. —Charges of perfidy were openly made today in the campaign of Senator Hopkins against the republican chairman. West, I who left last night for California. 1 Governor Denedrf was also denounc 1 ed as being hostile *.o Hopkins chaire 3 1 for the sen a tor PI tom. <, j PRICE: 5 CENTS) -CITIZENS MEET TO DISCUSS THE INCREASE COMMITTEE APPEARED BEFORE RAILROAD OFFICIALS, WHG ASKED FOR MORE TIME TO MAKE AN INVESTIGATION. The special meeting cf the city council, called for 3 o’clock yesterday aiternoon to discuss the question of switching charges in this city, devel oped into a tiiizcms meeting. The mayor was out of the city, three mem 'iers of council wore on the grand jury in session at the hour called for the session, and in consequence ot which a quorum was not present. Acting Mayor l.udwig called atten tion to this fact and suggested that the meeting of council be called off and that a meeting of citizens gene rally be held instead. The suggestion prevailed and Ez L. Stevens was mail chairman and N. D. Russell, secretary of the meeting. The railroads were represented by their local agents, of whom T. J. Wright, of the A. C. 1,., wan'’ the spokesman. Mr. Wright in a very in telligent manner, explained the pro posed increase. The only matter tie could not account for was the fae-t (hat. the increase in question had not been made effective in Savannah." As Sa vannah is a direct competitive pairt with Brunswick, this situation did not ‘ upiKYil to those present. The meeting was compose, of tho , following citizens: L. Ludwig. W. R. Cox. J. ti, Leo, E. C. Bruce, E. H. Houseman. A. Holcomb, I. B. C. ISiitch. .1. S. Sutlive. W. C. Peeples, C. H. Leavy, T. Q. Fleming, Jr., C. >. Ogg. K. L, Stent s. N. D. Russell, (’ P. Goodyear, F. H. Mallard, C. T. all an. .1. C. Valentino, and others. Mr. Wright also slated that Messrs Menzies, Quigg and Behring, general j freight agents, respectively, of llio ; three lines entering Brunswick were | in th‘ city and at a later hour in tho j 4j't<rriioon would be pleased to diteusk the matter with the representatives' of the city. A motion tlien prevailed' that tho chair appoint a committee to confer wiili tic officials uid report back to tin- no cling. The chair appointed the follow ; ng commit 1 ; c. i>, Ogg, (’. B. j Goody t ar, V. tj. Fleming. Jr.. F. H. Mallard, W. R. Cox, and J. S. Sutlivo and X. W. Findley. The special committee called ii]>on Messrs. Menzies, Qttjgg and Both ring . id after a very long conference, tho officials askefi the committee io grant them h-n days' time in which to take up the matter and give* them an an swer. Tii" committee also reported that the officials stated that there waa no intention to work an/ hardships' on the people of Brunswick and that, they should have the identical treat ment accorded to other port cities on the lines of the three roads. Tin l committee endeavored to have ili - officials' authorize their local agents to abandon the enforcement, of the in < l ease, pending the determination of the matter, but this could not be done. It is believed. However, that in the event the order is rescinded, the sev eral lines will refund such amounts pa'd in compliance with same. In view of the lateness of the con ference, the sub-committee did not report back to the citizen’s meeting, hut did report to Chairman Stevens. Another meeting on the subject will probably be called in the course of a few days. Held Burglars at Point of Pistol < hiilicothe, Mo., Feb. 10.- Miss Mary McCarthy, an operator for tho Chicago, Milwaukee’ and St. Paul Uy., at Starges, Mo., captured a burglar today and held him at the point of a revolver in the depot, while she at tended to her duties until Sheriff White arrived several hours later and took charge ot the prisoner. ~ THE NEW SOLICITOR HERE. Judge Thomas Spent Yesterday in City Mingling V/ith His Friends. Judge J. H. Thomas, rf Baxley, the newly-appointed solicitor-general ot the Brunswick circuit, spent yesterday in the city and he was warmly con gratulated by his many Mends upon receiving the appointment. Judge Thomas came down to confer 1 with Solicit'r Pen nett and wienf tffime rtrv> in' W efW d'scu-'iv - —friens matters conr.ecte.l with the >ifice. He ! -tint that he was not in position just at present to state when he wouM assume the duties of the office, us his ■successor as judge of the city court of Baxley has yet to be an; oiuted and ■ onset qualify before k' can ta'.c hie eath of office, . <