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THE BRUNSWICK TIMES.
VOLUME 8, NO. 5/. PENSACOLA THE PLACE. • Where Government Sleuths Are Now Expending Their Energies. FILIBUSTERS ARE FOLLOWED From Jacksonville to Escambia, ard the West Coast Becomes the Scene of Offensive Operations- By telegraph to the Times. Pensacola, Fla., March 6.—Accord ing to recent developments here, to gether with the construction gener ally put upon them, the filibustering excitement seems to have been trans ferred from Jacksonville aud the east coast of Florida to Pensacola and the west coast. The cruiser Montgomery left Mo bile suddenly yesterday afternoon, and this morning, as suddenly steamed aoross the bar and entered tbis har bor. It was learned that it left Mo bile under sealed orders presumably to intercept a filibustering expedition, which it was reported was about to sail from here, United States District Attorney Emmett Wolfe having re ceived a telegram from Washington that it was reported that a cargo of arms and ammunition had been shipped, and a number of men were ou their way to embark on a vessel here. The large ocean-going tug Monarch, which was sold last week, cleared on Monday for Sabine Pass in ballast, but up to this morning it had remained in the harbor doing towing. The vessel was suspected, and by order of the government authorities two customs inspectors boarded it and made a thor ough search. Nothing contraband was found, however, and after the Mont gomery entered the harbor this morn ing the tug took a loaded vessel which it had in tow and proceeded to sea. The Montgomery is still at anchor in the harbor. A large quantity of arms and am munition was reported to have been shipped from Jacksonville Thursday ntgbt, presumably to Pensecola, and a number of Cubans also left here. Others yesterday morning, their objective point being a place on the west coast, where the expedition is to be embarked. A great deal of excitement was ob served among the Cubans in Jackson ville yesterday and last evening, it being very apparent that something of more than usual importance was about to take place, Rothschilds Will Rule. By telegraph to the Times. Louisville, Ky., March 6.—The fate of the big whiskey combine rests with the committee of three, T. H. Sberley, C. P. Moorman and J. B. Wathen, ap pointed at the conference held in this city yesterday. It develops that the eastern syndicate is willing to put 18,000,000 into the enterprise, and it is alleged that the Rothschilds have a hand in the matter. The committee will meet today to devise the plan. It will be submitted within the next two weeks. Dispensaries Doubtful. By telegraph to the Times. Charleston, S. C., March 6—The grand jury today turned its attention to the liquor question and its utter ances on the dispensaries were decid edly salty. The jury declared that the books were badly kept and that the law was not duly observed, Official Oaths. By telegraph to the Times. Washington, March 6 —The new cabinet was sworn in today by the jus tices of the supreme court at the White House. The president has called an extra session of congress for the 15th, saying merely that the session is de manded by an extraurdi nary occasion I j Olives and bell pepper mangoes in bulk. Keany & Bailey. THE COTTON CROP. Hester Figures Out a Large Excess This Year. By telegraph to the Times. New Orleans, March 6.—Secretary Hester’s Weekly Cotton Exchange statement shows this year’s crop brought into sight to date exceeds the entire cotton crop of all last year by 441,000 bales and that of the years 1893-94 by 49,000. The weekly figures are compared with eight days last sea son, the extra day being due to leap year. The movement exceeds the eight days last year 7,500 bales, year before last, 27,000, and ahead of the same seven days in 1394 by 54,000. For the five days of March there is an in crease over last year of 28,000, a loss from the year before last of 12,000, and a gain over 1594 of 41,000. For the season the aggregate is ahead of last year 1,464,000 bales, be hind year before last 1,085,000, and ahead of 1894 by 938,000. Including stocks left over at ports and interior towns from the last crop and the number of balances brought into sight thus far for the new crop, the supply to date is 7,936,580, against 6,442,819 for the same period last year. LEWIS GOT IT. Atlanta’s First Methodist Placed In Charge of a Popular Minister. By telegraph to the Times. Atlanta, March 6.—Dr.Walker Lewis has been appointed pastor of the First Methodist church of this city. Tile appointment gives general sat isfaction. It was made by Bishop Al pheus W. Wilson, of Baltimore, and came by letter to Presiding Elder Cook, of this district. This was the appointment which, it was rumored, would be given to Rev. Warren A. Candler, president of Em ory College. It was offered to Dr. Candler, but be refused to accept it, preferring to remain in his collegiate position. MORE BLESSED Give than to Receive, Thinks Judge • Lumpkin. By telegraph to the Times. Atlanta, March 6—Judge Lumpkin this afternoon handed down in his de cision the petition for a receiver for the Atlanta aud West Point railroad. The judge refused to appoint the receiver for “good andisufficient” rea son. Decline in Cotton. By telegraph to the Times. New York, Mch. 6. —Dun’s Review today says: “Cotton has declined an eighth, and with good reason, for,, al though receipts from plantations fall off, the decrease is not greater than the deorease in consumption owing to stoppage of mills. As there is com paratively little cotton available in the country, the market is a very con venient one for speculators to manipu late. While many of the mills have stopped production of cotton goods for a time, the general outlook is on the whole unchanged, and the demand for goods does not improve, while printcloths are a shade lower. The mills accumulated stocks far in excess ot the actual demand during most of the dullness, and their enforced re striction at this time is merely paying a debt. Five Are Free. By te'egiaph to the Times. Eatonton, Ga., March 6.—Five pris oners have effected an escape from the Fulton county jail. They are Doctor Pope, Howard Hill, Jackson West, Jim Scott and Bertha Haynes, all col ored. An Alabama Affray. By telegraph to the Time 9. Montgomery, Ala,, March 6. In an affray today in Shelby County, Pink Montgomery- killed John Gentry. The tragedy has caused great local excite ment. Montgomery is under arrest. The Weather. By telegraph to the Times. Atlanta, March 6. —Sunday probably fair; colder. Harness made to ord?r. Repairing a specialty. A. .T. Ingram, Monk St. BRUNSWICK, GA„ SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 7 1897. BLOXHAM’S BOLD BREAK. Florida’s Favorite Governor Appoints an Ad In terim Senator. CURTAILS CHIPLEY’S CHANCES. John A. Henderson, Vice-President of the Florida Central and Peninsula Rail road, the Lucky Man. By telegraph to the Times. Tallahassee, Fla., March 6.—Gov ernor Bloxham has just appointed the Hon. John A.. Henderson, vice-presi dent of the Florida Central and Pen insular railroad, to succeed Senator Wilkinson Call until the Florida leg islature shall meet and elect a senator. Call’s term expired*Marcb 4, and the Florida legislature convenes on tbe first Tuesday in April, which falls on the 6th. The democratic caucus will be organized on the 20:h, so that Mr. Henderson’s tenure of office will be brief. Tbis appointmeut will prove a seii ous disappointment to the friends of Col. W. D. Chipley, of Pensacola, who is a prominent figure in the fight against Wilk Call, and who was sup posed to stand a good chance of filling the statesman’s shoes. While Gov ernor Bloxbams’s action does not make Mr. Henderson’s election to the United States senate next April a foregone conclusion, it certainly gives him considerable prestige. Mr. Henderson bas long been the power behind the throne in Florida politics, and, if he has never held office himself, be bag always held tbe reins over those who have. It has long been known to those on tbe in side that he was likely to prove the darkest of all dark horses in the sen atorial race, and Governor Bloxham’s course will proye no surprise to those in touch with Florida politics. Ferguson hams, shoulders and break fast bacon at The Downing Company. GLYNN COUNI Y MURDER One Negro Kills Another Man Near Waynesville. Coroner G. A. H. Gennings yester day afternoon received a telegram from William M. Wiggios, at Waynes ville, stating: *‘Ons negro killed another at Owens’ woodrack this morning. Come at once to hold inquest.” Coroner Jenn’ngs left at 4:30 for Waynesville to go to Owen’s wood rack to investigate the killing. The particulars of the murder could not be learned last night, as the cor oner did not return and there is no wire connection with the woodracks. When the weather is warm, seek those things that are cool. Butts soda fount can supply you. Last Night’s Show. The vitascope gave another good ex hibition last night, but to a small au dience. The attraction is one of the best in its line that has ever visited Brunswick. The beach scene was re markably effective, and the skirt dance, that closed the exhibition, not lesgso. The May Irwin kiss, however “famous” it may be, is anything but an edifying spectacle and might prof itably be replaced by something less vulgar and much more amusing. New Methods. That the Brunswick Steam Laundry does good work is an established fact. That it should receive at the hands of its many patrons good treatment is equally clear. Money talks—talks in a laundry as well as elsewhere, and as the magnitude of our business re quires a large payroll our expenses are consequently heavy. We must, there fore, earnestly request our patrons to pay as they go and enable us to meet our obligations. If not convenient to call and settle, the amount due should be left at residence for our collector, who cannot scour the city for small bills. FURIOUS THE FLOODS That Are Now Sweeping Through the Valley of the Ohio. CINCINNATI’S CONSTERNATION At the Ravages of the Rising Waters in Whose Wild Rush Bridges and Build ings Are Swept Away. By telegraph to the Times. Cincinnati, March 6.—The Ohio river is rapidly rising. There has been a steady downpour of rain for the last fifteen hours. Great damage is reported from the valleys, and many persons have been compelled to fly for their Jives. Bridges in this and adjoiring coun ties have been swept away, and others are threatened. Washouts are re ported from all points, and railroad travel is greatly impeded. At Milford fifty families have been compelled to move out on account of the flood . The little Miami river at that point is rising at the rate of a foot and a half an hour. The only railroads not affected by tbe flood are those that enter Cincin nati from tlie south. Tbe Cincinnati division of the Big Four ran no trains today, neither did tbe Cincinnati, Hamilton or Dayton. The Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern reported more washouts than ever before in its his tory. The Pennsylvania tracks are under water for some distance out. The In dian Hill bridge was carried away by the flood tbis afternoon. Tbe Cincin nati, Portsmouth and Virginia trains are blocked by high water at Batavia Junction. In the city scores of homes have been ruined and n immense loss to prop erty and untold suffering is the rec ord for one day as a result of the sec ond disastrous flood within the month. All tbe creeks and side streamy near the city have overflowed their banks and tbe mad rusb of tbe waters bas carried bouses, bridges and cars be fore it. Don’t forget to call for Carstair’s Monogram Whisky at the Arcade. THEY DIDN’T SAY SO. Western Union Employes Did Not Give Information. The article in Saturday morning’s Times, relative to the probable remov al of the Western Union Telegraph office from Brunswick, in case tbe li cense is not reduced, has caused con siderable comment. Tbe article has, among other things, been miscon strued as coming from tbe Western Union office, in the nature of a threat to the city. Such a construction is entirely wrong. The information contained in the article was not ob tained from any attache of the Western Union office. It was written as a ru mor, and didn’t aspire to the impor tance of an absolute fact. The following card from Manager Kemp is glady admitted to publica tion : “Brunswick, Ga., March 6,1897. “Editor Times In your paper this morning appeared an article headed ‘Will the Western Union Leave?’ the author of which has evidently been misled as to tbe facts. “No statements have been made out side of our petition to council and cer taiuly none that would in any way in timate that we have or had any inten tion of closing our office here, or that could be construed as a threat to do so. The petition to council clearly defined our position. “Will you kindly correct the impres sion made in your paper by giving this the same publicity as the article in question?' Yours truly, “A. H, Kemp, “Mg’r. Western Union TejiCo.” 10-pound sack of Keany THE LOST VESSEL. How the Daughter of the Drowned Mate Got Life Insurance. Brunswickians remember the schoo ner Cora H. Hanson, which, sailing from Brunswick on October 1, 1896, was lost in the great storm of that month and never heard from since. Mrs. Michael Daly,the daughter of First Mate Valentine, who was one of nine men who went down in the ves sel, lives at Providence, R. 1., and, soon after she had abandoned hope of ever seeing her father again, she made a claim on the insurance company in which her husband held a policy. The company refused to pay until evidence was produced that Valentine was one of those who left Brunswick on the .lost seboouer. Mrs. Daly, in this ex tremity, wrote to Shipping Commis sioner J. C. Lehman, who secured ev idence of the fact aud transmitted it. Judge Lehman has received a letter from Mrs. Daly, earnestly thanking him for bis kind assistance, and stat ing that, on receipt of the evidence be transmitted, tbe insurance company promptly paid tbe claim. The Cora H. Hanson was one of the six or seven vessels from tbis port which went down in tbe storm of Oc tober 29. She had on board, when she left Brunswick, Capt. Hugh Sinnott, Mate Smith Valentine; Second Mate Charles Beldon ; Cook George S. Roby and Seamen Joseph Liddy, Edward Crockford, William Shawyer and Emile Scbertzinger. We are headquarters for Lenten delicacies, ect. Keany & Bailey. THE SHERIFF’S JOKE. A Little Interview in Which Berrie Got One Off on Symmes. Sheriff Berrie and Judge Symmes contemplatively regarded the demoli tion of the old courthouse. “Well, judge,” said Berrie, “many’s the fine argument I’ve beard you make in that old building. Logical and true; and now the whole thing is going down.” “Yes, Bill,” said Symmes, “but where are the fruits of those wonder ful arguments which cost me so much toil and trouble? I have not tound them. Where are the fruits?” The sheriff smiled, looking at the wreck. “Ah. judge,” he said, “you cannot see the fruits of your legal bat tles. Look in the penitentiary, judge. You will find them there.” Judge Symmes stroked bis scant whiskers, and retired. Jim Colson remarks that be was sullen and mo rose all that day. Chow-chow, mixed sweat and Gher kin pickles in bulk (fresh). Keany & Bailey. VETERANS AC JIVE. Tha Local Camp Getting Ready For the Nashville Reunion. The old veteran spirit is high in Brunswick just now, and the local or ganization bas taken on new life, in cident to the great reunion which will be held at Nashville next June. At t the last meeting of the local camp, the following officers were elected: Horace Dart, commander; Floyd King, first lieutenant com mander; J. L. Foster, second lieuten ant commander; W. B. Burroughs, ad jutant; C. E, Flanders,quartermaster; Alfred Green, commissary ; Dr. A. A. Rowland, Dr. J. A. Butts, surgeons; Rev. H. E. Lucas, Rev. D, Watson Winn, chaplains; W. B. Burroughs, treasurer; B. B. Fabm, sergeant major; U. Dart, officer of tbe day; W. Joer ger, color sergeant. The following are the delegates elected to the Nashville reunion: Floyd King, W. B. Burroughs, H. Dart, J. L. Foster, Sam Brockington; alternates, U. Dart, W. F. Penniman, M. I’. King, Joseph Lasserrp, W. Joer ger. The local camp has 80 members, and is in a flourishing condition. 10-pound sack ot good buckwheat for only 25c. Keany & Bailey. Carstair’s Monogram Whisky, the best in Brunswick, at the Arcade. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. SOLD FAKE BUTTER; IS IN TROUBLE. The Unusual Cause of an Ar rest in the City Last Night. MERCHANT MYERS THE MAN. Officers Detected a Sale of Eighty Pounds of Oleomargarine, By a Non-' jj Licensed Business. 9 Avery unusual news occurrence hap pened in Brunswick last Dight. It was the arrest of a merchant for the violation of a United States statute that seldom comes up for vindication in a court of law. Deputy United States Marshal Em mett F. Taylor, at 8 o’clock last night, went to the store of Adolph Myers, dealer in German groceries, on New castle street, and placed tbe proprie tor under arrest. Myers was thunder struck at his arrest and demanded the reason. He was told that his offense was the sale of oleomargarine without the payment of the government li cense required. Mr. Myers was at once taken before United States Commissioner John C. Lehman, for the fixing of a bond. Judge Lehman fixed the bond at SI,OOO, which was given by Mr. Myers, Messrs. Michaelis Kaiser and George Ivrauss signing it. The defendant will be given a pre liminary hearing belore Justice\.e’ man on Monday morning at 9 o’clooa. The offense for which Merchant Myers is now under bond is one sel dom brought to tbe attention of the public, violations of the statute being very infrequent. The history of the case is very interesting. The sale of oleomargarine, or sub stitute butter, is regulated by tbe United States government as strictly as the sale of whiskey. For quan tities not over 10 pounds, an annual license of SB4 is charged, and for the sale of over 10 pound lots, or whole sale dealing, the license is S4BO per year. The internal revenue collector and all other government officers are strictly enjoined to keep an especially strict lookout lor violations of tbis law. Some days ago it came to the knowl edge of Deputy Marshal Taylor and Deputy Internal Revenue Collector C. L. Sibley, ol this city, that the law was being violated in Brunswick. They instituted a lookout, with tbe result that yesterday afternoon the two offi cers embarked in a rowboat for St. Simon sound, where the Norwegian bark. Jotun lay at anchor, ready for sea. They boarded the bark and searched it. They found, in the ship’s stores, a tub containing eighty pounds of oleomargarine, which, the captain said, was bought from Adolph Myers. Mr. Myers bas no license for whole sale dealing in the article. The officers brought the oleomar garine back to thG city, and Marshal Taylor made tbe arrest, as above chronicled. The penalty for this offense is a fine of from SSOO to $2,000, and the United States judges are particularly severe in punishing it. CLEVELAND COMING. The Ex-President and Friend Bene dict Will Cruise in These Waters. Ex-President Cleveland has left Norfolk on the lighthouse tender Vio let. He will spend a few days shoot ing at Hatteras inlet, and will then join E. C. Benedict on his yacht Oneida for a cruise in Florida waters. It is probable that, on the cruise, Mr. Cleveland will spend a day at Jekyl. You Are Invited To call at Polbill’s and inspect those beautiful Crescent bicycles at $45. This Is the $75 Crescent. Any weight, any size. Other grades corres poudingly cheap. y . L ■■