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VOLUME XV—NUMBER 331.
STRIKESIWAim NOW UPIOCONGRESS GRAND JURYMEN GET BUSY JAILOR, SHERIFF AND WILLIAMS ARE QUESTIONED Report Results of Probe to Court at Session Probably Next Week. THE PURPOSE IS NOT KNOWN Former Grand Juries Have Con demned the Existence of the Shed By Means of Which Two Prisoners Have Been Aided In Their Escapes Bars Should Have Been File-proof. The escape of Aaron Williams, the condemned murderer from the Glynn county jail on Thursday evening, July 17, in th e face of the fact that he was to have been executed on the follow ing day, has been the subject of a grand jury invstigation. It will be re called that when Judge J. P. High smith, of Glynn superior court ad journed the Mav term of the court, he not finally dismiss the grand jury, "then serving, but left it in recess. On Friday, Foreman C. D. Parker of that body appointed a special commit tee to investigate the matter of the Williams escape and report back to grand jury, which in turn will make a special presentment of the incident, when Judge Highsmith next comes to this city for a chambers session. The committee named by Foreman Parker consisted of J. B. C. Blitch, G. W. Harper, R. M. Martin J. K Young, and others. This committee yester day visited the jail and inspected the cell from which Williams made his es cape. Sheriff Berrie, Jailer Lowe and Williams himself were all questioned. .Of course t.h e members of the com mittee were not disposd to talk about the subject, when questioned by a rep resentative of The News, but it is known that the question of whether or not the county jail is or is not file proof, is involved in the investiga tion. It will be remembered when the new T jail was turned over to the county the matter of its being constructed according to specifications was openly discussed and at least one grand jury, made some rather pertinent recom mendations on the subject. It is very likely that Judge High smith will b e in'Brunswick during the week for the purpose of again passing sentence on Williams, and if so, something on the investigation is lia ble to turn up. MR. WALLIS WITH TELEGRAPH. Mr. E. W. Wallis, formerly working lon the afternon paper here was in jf' the city yesterday. Mr. Wallis has taken a position with The Macon Telegraph as the State News editor. •His/many friends here will be glad to see him and to learn of his location on the morning paper in Macon. GAIN IN SHIPPING. WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.—The American shipping has gained in gross tonnage eight hundred and twenty thousand tons since the beginning of the European war. This gain is al most as gTeat as all of the other na tions combined, was the announce ment made by the Commerce Depart ment today. The gain is due mainly to the ship registry act of 1914'" permitting Amer ican owners of ships under foreign flags to obtain the American flag and register. i i - COUNCIL TO MEET. City council will meet in regular semi-monthly session tomorrow night at g o’clock. Only routine matters are expected to come up. THE BRUNSWICK NEWS YARYANPLANTBURNED TO GROUND READY TO OPEN IN PULL BLAST TREMENDOUS FLARE BUILT FROM GROUND IRA MONTHS’TIME Many improvements—The New Plant Will Operate More Economically. WONDERFUL PIECE OF WORK Machinery Has Been Overhauled and Is Now In Better Condi tion Than Formerly—Plant Employes 300 Men With a Weekly Payroll of $5,000. Announcement was made yesterday by the general manager, J. S. Brailey, that the Yaryan Rosin and Turpentine plant will be ready for operation probably by tomorrow or by Tues day at the latest. The plant about to begin operation is a tremendous one employing 300 men and having a weekly payroll of five thousand dol lars. On March 10 the plant wa s burned to the ground. On April 2, the work of reconstruction began and within the space of about four months the en tire plant has been rebuilt and when it opens in full blast it will be better than, ever. Credit for this rapid progress in the reconstruction is especially due Gen eral Superintendent IT. W. Perry and his right, hand man, Mr. Suter, said Mr. Brailey yesterday. It was through their efficient management and or ganization that the remarkable piece of construction wag completed. It was stated yesterday that many new improvements have been made over the old plant. These improve ments were suggested by Mr. Yaryan who states that he expects to operate the new plant much more economi cally. The cost of production will be made much less. Yesterday Mr. Brailey took The News representative through the en tire plant. The plant is worked from the boiler room as the pivot. In the room is a 5,500 horse power boiler. Following next a visit was made to Engineer Moody. In the engine room are three steam turbines of 500 horse power each. These turbines were rebuilt from the old material and un der the direction of Mr. Moody the machinery is now in a better condi tion than it ever was before. Due to the splendid work of Engineer Moody J the machinery there is worth any where from $75,000 t 0 SIOO,OOO more j than It was before the fire. Next to . the engine room is the mill room j which is in charge of Mr. Harod. In 1 this mitl room will be ground up 500 , tens of wood per day. The three rooms referred to above are all com pleted now. The building in which they are is all of concrete and steel, j 1 The machinery and all were built by Brunswick men. The motors were de-, stroyed in the fire but Head Electri cian Simmons answered the call and through his splendid work all the mo- ( tprs have been repaired and are now i in excellent condition. Next a visit was made to the ex-, tractor building. In this building are 26 large extractors. The boiler part of the work was done by Mr. Ragan and the pipe work by Mr. Burrad. To both of them Mr. Brailey said great praise was due for their efficient la bor. In the top of the building are glass windows which close automat ically when fire becomes dangerous. All the men have been working over time lately. Mr. Burrad stated yes terday that he was almost "gone" having worked for a time from 6 BRUNSWICK, GA., SUNDAY MO RNING AUGUST 27, 1916. BRUNSWICK FREE FROM RECRUITS LIEUTENANT DRAKE WILL OPEN STATIONS IN ALMA AND QUITMAN. “Brunswick is as free from recruits as a snake is of hips - ’ said one of the National Guardsmen a few days ago. For a couple of weeks or more Lieut. Drake and his co-workers have been in the city keeping open a recruiting office. During that time they have seen nothing of anything that looked like a recruit. Knowing that they would hardly be able to secure any recruits here Lieutenant Drake wrote headquarters asking permission to go out and can vass. While he and his co-workers have awaited the answer there has been nothing they could do. While they have been in Brunswick, Recruit ing Officer Peterson has been sending out and establishing substations and getting a number of enlistments for the reulaf army. Yesterday permission at last came and Lieutenant Drake will send out men Tuesday to establish stations at Alma and Quitman. Corporal Gres ham will go to tlio former place and Sergt. Kay to the latter. They ex pect to get a recruit at last. BOARD OF TRADE ACTION MATTER OF DECIDING WHETHER THEY WILL WIRE PRESIDENT UP MONDAY. N 0 action was taken on the re quest from President George Pope, of the National Manufacturers’ As sociation, yesterday by the Brunswick board of trade. The matter was brought to their attention but it was agreed to not decide on any action until Monday. It is understood though that a number of the directors are very strongly in favor of the plan of arbitration. •TORM OFF COAST. WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.—Tropical disturbances were reported over Southern Florida yesterday and off the Georgia coast this morning. No dangerous winds have been reported. FLEETS IN BATTLE. i WASHINGTON, Aug. 26,-The red and blue fleets have been engaged in r a battle, the culmination of the war | game, since five o’clock this morning ! oft Scotland lightship, Sandy Hook. Each side has theoretically lost sev eral vessels. o’clock in the morning until 11 o'clock at night. This building Is entirely i completed and is ready to begin Mon day. | Next in order Is the refinery build j ing. This part of the plant is not entirely complete but will be ready | for operation probably Monday. , A wonderful impiYivement was no- I ticed in the new plant. It is almost ! entirely of steel and concrete. The I Pipe carrying the steam about are all supported by steel. | Precautions have been taken also i against future fires at the plant A i larg* wall has been constructed be tween the p!a :e where the finished • product is put into barrels and the I refinery. This pari is built of wood f so that It will burn quickly If a fire . should originate. It would be almost Impossible for a fire to spread beyond this tremendous fire wall to the re j finery. WARRANT ISSUES EORJREZVANT NEGRO IS CHARGED WITH HAV ING HARBORED WILLIAMS— IS NOT LOCATED. A warrant was issued yesterday for Richard Trezvant. The negro was not placed in jail because lie could not be located. He is believed to have left town. It will be recalled that Aaron Wil liams was found in the Trezvant home. The warrant charges the negro witli having harbored a criminal and an escaped murderer. To harbor or in anywise to aid a criminal is a viola tion of the law. Williams remained in the house for about a week. He was found upstairs. When the officers approached the house they had no trouble in recap turing the negro. COL. R. L. SMITH SPEAKS HERE FOR L. G. HARDMAN Yesterday when it was learned that Hon. John T. Boifeulllet was to come her e and speak for Governor Harris, this being the first of the guberna torial race in Glynn county, The News remarked that, it was a long road that had no turning. Now it seems that the road took a sharp turn. ’ - Yesterday morning a telegram was received announcing that Candidate Hardman had “beat Governor Harris to it.” The telegram stated that Col. R. L. J. Smith, of Commerce, would speak at th e city hall here Tuesday, August 29. Mr. Boufeuillet will he on I the “stump” for Governor Harris next Saturday. WOMAN SPY PUT TO DEATH ORDERED KILLED BY COURT MARTIAL—LOSES APPEAL TO HIGHEST COURT. BERLIN Aug. 26 (By Wireless)).— “In Marseilles on August 22, a wo man named Pfaat, 28 year s old, was shot as a spy” says the Over Seas New* agency. “Sho had appeared against the death sentence of the court-martial at Marseilles but the Paris court of appeals rejected her plea. “The Cologne Gazette states thi K- is not the first case in which the French have put a woman to death during the war. It recalls the agitation of the English , and French Press in re | gard to the case of Miss Edith Cavell whose execution for high treason and continued spying caused these news papers to express indignation. The Cologne Gazette aßks whether the same ideas will hold good now that a German woman has ben put to death by the French.” A Marseilles dispatch of August 22 told of the execution of Felice Pfaat a s a spy. The charge against Miss Edith Ca vell who was put to death in Brus sels last fall, was given in dispatches at that time as having assisted Brit ish, French and Belgians to escape from Belgium. LOST FORTUNE IN FIVE YEARS’ TIME NEW YORK, Aug. 26.—Patrick Cal houn, grandson of the famous states man and prominently identified with the Han Francisco street car system until a few years ago, testified in a receivership proceding here that five waH tU* only tangible asset remaining of a fortune of $14,000,009 he possessed five years ago. The proceedings became known today. Financial reverses following the earthquake and fire In San Francisco were responsible for his losses he asserted. Receivers’ proceedings were bruoght againt Calhoun in a suit for offle rent. War Bulletins PETROGRAD, Aug. 26.—The Rus sian army which landed at Salonica and joined the allies In Greek-Maco donia, is now on the firing line, says the war office statement. The Russians in their drive on the Carpathians have now occupied Giipa to the west of Naverna. In the Caucasus sector, the Rus sians are advancing southward from Mush. SALONICA, August 26.—The Bul garians east of the Struma river in the Sereg sector have advanced twen ty miles in a southeasterly direction, engaging the British and Greeks. A battle is raging to the oast of Lake Tahines, where the Bulgarians are desperately fighting to reach Pra vista and Kavala,' held by th e Greeks. PARIS, Aug. 26.—The war office an nounced that the attacks made by the German forces on the Champagne and Verdun fronts last night wore repuls ed. The French and German positions in the sector of Maurepas, on the Somme front were lashed with artillery all night. The cannonading is particularly vio lent to the south of the Somme. LONDON, Aug. 26.—The war office announced this morning that the great German aerodrome at Namur, Bel gium, was bombarded by British naval aeroplanes. One of the British machines failed to return. TEN PAIRS OF SHOES STOLEN EN ROUTE HERE It was a good job some robber did in taking ten pairs of shoes consigned to the Gordon Shoe store here. Yester day when the boxes were opened at tit store ton of them were found to be empty. Th shoes had been taken out. and the empty boxes placed in the larger wooden boxes. The shoes were taken from the road at Warsaw. They were shipped from Savannah over the A. C. L. railroad, being transferred to the G. C. & P., In order to complete the shipment to Brunswick. Mr. Gordon made a claim against the delivering carrier for the value of th ( . goods. PHIL BURGESS IS BACK; HAD AN EXCELLENT TRIP Phil E. Burgess, accompanied by Mrs. Burgess, returned yesterday from a three weeks’ visit to their old home in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Burgess report ed a most delightful trip and said he had a big time meeting all of his old friends in Ohio. When asked about the political sit uation, Mr. Burgess said that Toledo was s 0 mixed Just at present in a campaign of local issues that very little was hoard of the national cam paign. 0. C. SMITH HERE TO SEE BIG PLANT OPERATED G. C. Smith, superintendent of the Yaryan Rosin and Turpentine com pany, and a member of city council from the Third ward, who has been in Gulfport, Miss., for the past several weeks in charge of this company’s plant in that city, arrived In the city last night and will be here when the wheels of the big Brunswick plant begins operation this week. Mr. Smith, however, will not re main in the city definitely but will return to Gulfport the latter part of the week. Later he will come here to stay. ALLIES CHECKED. BERLIN, Aug. 26. —The attempts of the British and French advance on the sectors of Thiepval and Maurepas were repulsed, says the war office statement. The allies have desperatly attack ed trying to cut through to the main highway beween Comhles and Pe nnine. LONDON, Aug. 26.—1 tls officially predicted that the British will soon capture TriepvaJ. They captured four hundred yards of trenches in that vi cinity today. CARS RUNNING. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn„ Aug. 26 Street cars are running here again after two days' idleness. The com pany recognized the union and re employed men discharged several I weeks ago, RAILROADS INSIST ON ARBITRATION; UNION THREATENING STRIKE 16-GENT COTTON EXPECTED SOON STAPLE QUOTED YESTERDAY AT 15 1-2 CENTS—RISE OVER FRIDAY. Good Middling 15 1-2 Fully Middling 15 1-4 Middling 15 The above prices were the quota tions made yesterday in Brunswick by J. M. Cowrie for the Georgia Cot ton company. This is the highest prices paid for cotton in several years. Mr. Courlc stated yesterday that cotton continued to come to the Brunswick market steadily. Since the opening a few days ago the stuple has. increased its stream into this city. It is expected that it will he moving briskly within a. short time. Fifteen and a half cents la as high price as is paid for cotton anywhere in the south. Other cities have ex tensively advertised that they were paying these prices. The price yes terday here was an increase of a quarter of iv cent over the previous day. It is believed cotton will bo bringing 16 cents here in a few days. CROCKER LAND SEEN SAKS PEARY IS SURE HE FOUND LAND IN 1906 —MIGHT HAVE BEEN DE CEIVED. NEW YORK, Aug. 26.—Rear Ad miral Robert E. Peary reiterates his confidence In th existence of Crocker Land and his belief that he saw It in July, 1906. The admiral’s statement, telegraphed to The Tribune from his summer place in Maine, wa called forth by the fact that Ensign Fltz hugh Green, the naval officer as signed to the MacMillan Crocker Land Arctic expedition, made no report of whether the expedition found Crocker Land in announcing to the navy department hts safe arrival at Copenhagen on August 19. After quoting from his original harrative of his expedition the story of his first view of what he believed to bo Crocker Land Admiral Peary said: “it may be that MacMillan and 1 were both misled by the nearly per manent clouds of condensation over persistent lanes of water. Or un usual refraction which occurs In the Arctic regions may have lifted into view land that was in realty well be low the horizon, and my estimate of the distance of Crocker Land may have been too moderate. It will be well to await the completion of Stefansson’s, discoveries before dis missing Crocker Land.” FEW DEATH 8. NEW YORK, Aug. 26.—Infantile paralysis is (decreasing here. Ninety one new the lowest In a month and 25 deaths wore reported during the past 24 hours. T. L. JORDAN IMPROVING. T. L. Jordan, manager of the local exchange of the Southern Bell Tele phone company, who has been quite 111 in a Savannah hospital, has suffi ciently recovered to he rc- I moved to the home of his par , ents in Savannah. Hlg many friends ! will be glad to learn that he will short ly be able to return to the city. 10-ACRE FARM SOLD. The transfer of title to the Heltchter farm In Glynn county was affected and recorded yesterday In the superior court. Grace K. Helteher was the gruntor and K. B. Welch the grantee. The land transferred was a ten-acre tract. imm m PRICE FIVE CENTS HOPE ABOUT LOST OF BIG! 13 PARTIES TOGETHER Railroads Insist They Must Have Compensation for Revenue Loss. 1 HOPE PLACED IN CONGRESS Leaders of Employs State That Nothing Short of Concession of the ( Eight-Hour Day Will „ Persuade Them Not to Or der Strike—Compromise Ef fort of Wilson Fails. WAS.fIKfV*ON, Aufl. 2fc—Wf|on t day went to the Capitol and conferr ed with leaders in congress telling them of demands made by railroads that congress should guarantee some way of increasing revenue If they meet demrnd* of employes. It Iji understood they will ask Inter state Commerce commission to be allowed to Increase rates. The presi dontc of the railroads have agreed to reject the president"! plan unless he guarantees that congress would help roads increase revenue. The railroad employes state that only an unquali fied 8-hour day of government opera tion can stop strikes. With counter-proposition ready to proclaim the Brotherhoods’ eight-hour work day on the ten hour bus!s i the railwuy presidents and managers this afternoon called on President Wilson. Definite action Is Improbable before Monday, It Is understood that Pro i dent Wilson has communicated with great financial Interests In New York preparatory to calling on them to aid hfm In preventing a tie-up of the rail roads. If ih c present negotiations end hi a dead lock. The railroad strike situation this af i ternoon was more tense. It was un j derstood that President Wilson has hm a told the brotherhood leaders ex pect difficulty restraining the men al ter tonight. Among brotherhood lead er:; It was said that only one unquali fied concession, that of an eight-hour day, or the tiling over of the rail ways for government operation, would [ prevent a strike. President Wilson this afternoon went to the capital, presumably In connection with the strike siuation. Me saw Senator Kern and Chairman Rowland* of the Senate Commerce commissi*n in charge of legislation af fecting Interstate roads. WOMM REFUSES TO SEEJUSBAi MRS. H. C. ADAMS, WHO KILLED CAPT. EPRATLING, WILL NOT TALK. MACON, Aug. 26. —Following the in quest Mrs. H. C. Adams, ordered held for tiie murder of Captain F.dgar Kpratllng, languishes in Jail today. The woman retains her composure and refuses to moke any statement or to I see any one, even her husband. Mrs. H. C. Adams was quoted today Ia M saying the actions on the part of J Kpratllng did not cause the billing. I Kpratllng ag a physician treated the woman. Hhc promised a full state ment when her husband arrived fr.oui Atlanta.