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THE BRUNSWICK TIMES.
VOLUME 8, NO. 62. SOUTHERN STATESMEN Who Are Not at All Back ward in Coming For ward. DUNN AND DEVEAUX’S DEMANDS Likely to Be Agreed to by the Party Boss es—The Savannah and Brunswick Collectorships. Washington, March 12—Among the pending applications for positions un der the treasury department, made public today by Secretary Gage, are the following: J. F. Beckwith, of Savannah, collec tor of customs at Savannah; R E. Croffif, of Lakeland, Fla., collector of internal revenue at Jacksonville, Fla.; James Armstrong, Jacksonville, col lector of customs at Pensacola; O. C. Carlton, Plant City, Fla., collector of internal revenue at Tampa; O. S.Farr, Tampa, collector of cusl oms at Tampa; J. A. Waddell, Key West, collector of customs at Key West; C. M. Dale. New Orleans, surveyor of customs at New Orleans. DEVEAUX AND DUNN. It is generally believed here that Deveaux, of Savannah, will prove the successful applicant for the collector ship of that port. He stand* close to some of those on the inside, has al ways been a strong McKinley man aud was often seen at Thomasville during that famous convocation of re publican leaders two years ago last winter, which proved the first step to ward McKinley’s nomination and election. Should Deveaux carry off the big Savannah prize, he will leave the way open for H. T. Dunn, of Brunswick, to secure his appointment as collector of the latter port. It is generally un derstood that Deveaux had an option on both places and that he has at last decided in favor of Savannah. Dunn is thought to stand next in line for the Brunswick berth. THE CABINET CONVENES. A Hurried Discussion of the Cuban Situation, Leading to Nothing. Washington, March 12.—1 tis under stood that at the hastily-called cabi net meeting this afternoon the Cuban question was made the subject of a full discussion. It is also an open secret that, alter going over the ground thoroughly, it was decided to adhere closely to the policy of strict neutrality as hitherto pursued, and to insist upon the rigid enforcement of our neutrality laws. This policy is to be pursued as long as the condition of affairs shall remain unchanged. BAD FOR THE BOOMERS. Uncle Sam Protects an In dian Reser vation in Utah. Salt Lake, March 12.—The soldiers sent from Fort Duchesne to expel the boomers from the Uncompnagre reser vation, met with some opposition and found it necessary to place under ar rest twenty persons for refusing tova cate their claims. These squatters will be taken to the fort to be dealt with. All landmarks and monuments erected by the would be settlers have been obliterated, and the trouble is at an end for the pres ent. An Amicable Arrangement. Athens, March 12. —In spite of the threatening aspect of affairs there is a growing belief that an amicable un derstanding may yet be arrived at be tween Turkey and Greece with regard to Crete. Tobacco Trust Triumphs. Trenton, March 12.—Vice Chancellor Keed has dismissed the bill in the case against the American Tobacco com pany, and the trust is victorious in the big fight instituted to destroy it. RUINED MRS. RUIZ. She Calls Upon Secretary Sherman. Her Sad Story. Washington, March 12.—Secretary Sherman had a call shortly before 10 o’clook this morning by appointment from Mrs. Ruiz, widow of the man who is alleged to have been murdered in the military prison of Guanabacoa, Cuba, several weeks ago. Mrs. Ruiz was accompanied by her live children and an interpreter, whose presence was needed as she is unable to speak a word of English. The interview, which lasted about five minutes, was devoted to a pathet ic recital of the total destitution of herself and family, and their reliance upon the United States to secure some indemnity from Spain on account of the death of Dr. Ruiz, who, it is claimed, was a naturalized American citizen, practicing dentistry for the past fifteen years in Cuba. Secretary Sherman, after bearing the complaint, suggested that it would be necessary to put the petition in writing, when the department would give it prompt consideration. This will be done, and the matter will probably be made the subject of an official inquiry. SOME STIRRING NEWS. A French Story of Greek’s Military Strength. Paris, March 12—The Journal pub lishes today a dispatch from Larissa, on the Turkish frontier of Greece, say ing that the Greek troops there and at Mikala number 25,000 u The equip ment of the men is said'to be perfect. Their magazines are filled with am munition and they are well provis ioned. The enthusiasm of the men, the dispatch continues, is mdiscrih able. The same authority states that with in a small area across the Turkish frontier there are no less than 15,000 insurgents now awaiting the signal from Greece to rise against the sul tan’s government. SLAUGHTERED ON A SWITCH. An Atlanta Man’s Horrible Death Yesterday Morning. Atlanta, March 12. —Sam Ashley, who ran a meat shop in this city on the corner ot Means and Marietta streets, was run over and killed at 6 :30 this morning by a switch engine of the Southern railway at the North avenue crossing of the W. & A. and Southern railways. Ashley was standing on the main line while a freight train was coming into town (Jver the tracks of the W. &A. He failed to see the switch en gine, which suddenly backed down upon him, throwing him down and crushing him into a shapeless mass beneath the wheels. BRYAN’S FIRM BELIEF. The Silver Cause Sure to Triumph in the Future. St. Louis, March 12.—William J. Bryan arrived this morning en route from Nashville to his home id Lin coln. He says he is completely worn out by his recent lecturing tour in the south and will take a long rest. • In an interview given a local news paper today he said: “I am more than satisfied with the progress of the silver cause among all classes. Four years hence it will be as much an is sue as it was during the great cam paign of last year and will certainly be more successful.” Another Fruitless Appeal. Frankfort, Ky., March 12. —Governor Bradley, at 12:45 this afternoon, re fused to grant the appeal made by Scott Jackson, the Pearl Bryan mur derer. for executive clemency, .rack son will be banged on the 20tb, the day set by the court. Thoroughly Incandescent Now. Indianapolis, March 12.—The plant of the Jenney Electric company here was utterly destroyed by fire at an early hour this morning. The loss was $100,000; the insurance $35,000. BRUNSWICK, GA.. SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 13 1897. AN EXCITING ELECTROCUTION Taeks Place in the Gloomy Prison at Sing Sing. CULPRIT’S COMPLETE COLLAPSE He Dies Protesting His Innocence—Law yers Fear He May Have Been Wronxed- Sing Sing, N.Y., March 12.--Arthur Mayhew, a negro, was electrocuted in the prison here at 11:17 this morning. The orime for which Mayhew was executed was the cold-blooded mur der of Stephen Powell, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Hemstead, L. I. Powell was supposed to keep consid erable sums of money by him, and the murder was inspired by the hope of robbery. The electrocution.was, from a pro fessional point of view, one of the most successful ever performed at Sing Sing. A SICKENING SCENE. Mayhew broke completely down when led from the condemned cell to the house set apart for these execu tions, and in his abject terror ap pealed to the keepers, with whom be struggled, not to turn on the current until he cried he was ready. All during the operation of fasten ing him down iD the chair he contin ually cried out: “I am not guilty; I’m dying an innocent man ; John Waynes and Frank Albertson are guilty.” These wild appeals he interspersed with cries of, “Jesus, have mercy on me; O, Lord God. save me!” It was a pitiful scene and shocked even the hardened keepers and prison habitueß present. WAS MAYHKW INNOCBNT? The Frank Albertson, who was ac cused by Maybew in his dying breath ot being implicated with Waynes in the murder of Powell, has never before been mentioned in connection with the crime. No such man is now even known by anybody interested in the case. The testimony during the trial showed that only two men were con cerned in the murder. Several law yers here today, however, taking into consideration Mayhew’s strong protes tations of innocence, and Wayne’s confession that Mayhew was not im plicated in Powell’s murder, have ex pressed the fear that perhaps be may possibly have been mistaken for Al bertson, and that the unfortunate negro was, after all, innocent of the crime for which he died. A MARYLAND MURDERER. His Nerve Stayed With Him to the Last. La Platt, Md, March 12. —George Matthews, who murdered James J. Ir vin at Allen’s liresb, Charles county, in this state, last August, was exe cuted in the La Platt jail yard at 8:30 this morning, He died in eight minutes after the drop fell from strangulation. The wonderful nerve displayed by the oondemned man throughout his trial and imprisonmentcontioued until the last moment. A Cabinet Crisis. Madrid, March 12.—The Imparoial asserts that at the cabinet council held yesterday the queen regent flatly re fused to sign a decree submitted by the ministers recalling General Pola vieja from his position as captain gen eral of the Philippine Islands; and that there are the consequent ru mors of a ministerial crisis in circu lation. You Are Invited To call at Polhill’s and inspect those beautiful Crescent bicycles at $45. This Is the $75 Crescent. Any weight, any size. Other grades corres pondingly cheap. Nabob Flour makes the best and whitest bread. PLANTER PINGREE Plants Himself in Two Michi gan Offices at Once, OFFICIALS SEEK TO OUST HIM From the Position of Mayor of Detroit Be cause He is Also Governor of the State. Lansing, Mich., March 12.—Last No vember, while Mayor Pingree of De troit, was still holding down the office, he was elected governor. Much to everybody’s surprise, he hung on to both ollices, and proceedings were in stituted by the Detroit board of pub lic works to oust him from his place in the municipal government. Attorney General Maynard refused to permit his name to be used and the matter was carried into the supreme court. The court decides that, while the petition to oust Mayor Pingree should be in the district attorney’s name, the case should he conducted by the attorneys for the Detroit board of public works. An order was issued calling upon the common council of the city to ap pear Tuesday and show cause why a special election for mayor should not be held. Attorney General Maynard declares that when the case comes up Tuesday on its merits be will demand the right to be heard on the question. He con tends that ho vacancy exists. NO TO MRS. NOBLES. The Supreme Court Declines any Fur ther Interference. Atlanta, March 12. —The supreme court today rendered a decision ad verse to Mrs. Nobles, whose case had been carried up on an appeal for anew trial. From present indications she will be executed at once and may be hanged any day, unless her lawyers can again get the case into the United States su preme court on a writ; of error, which they will endeavor to do. The lawyers for Mrs. Nobles have made one of the most remarkable fights on record to save the life of their client. All the resources known to criminal practice have been exhausted, and it now looks as though their labors have been fruitless. Mrs. Nobles, it will be remembered, employed a regro, Gus Families, to kill her husband. The crime was committed in Twiggs county. Both parties were at once arrested, and have been in jail ever since. Gov ernor Atkinson has steadfastly refused to allow the execution of the negro Fambles while Mrs. Nobles still re mains unpunished. He has respited him from time to time, and it is cer tain that the negro will not hang un less his accomplice suffers a like pen alty. YOUNG CHRISTIANS. Enthusiastic Convention of the State Y. M. C. A. in Macon. Macon, March 12.—The State Young Men’s Christian Association conven tion.in session here today elected the following officers: President, John Nicholson, jr., of Savannah; first vice president, T. J. C. Park of Macon ; second vice-presi dent, George R. Lombard of Augusta; third vice-president, B. J. Dasher of the University of Georgia; secretary, H. J, Reynolds of Rome; assistant sec retary, Newell Turner of Savannah: press secretary, R. P. Pinl*y of Au gusta. All committees were also appointed. There are about 150 delegates in at tendance on the convention and the meeting is a very enthusiastic one. We are headquarters for Lenten delicacies, ect. Keany & Bailey. CIVIL SERVICE PLACES. A Classified Service Examination to Be Held Here. The next civil service examination in Brunswick will be held April 3. Secretary Doming of the local board of managers has received notice of the date of examination, which will be the first here for the classified service. The classified service includes all po sitions except those filled by presiden tial appointment or those of mere la borers in the several executive de partments, the commissions and offices in the District of Columbia, the rail way mail service, the Indian service, the several pension agencies, the steamboat inspection service, the ma rine hospital service, the lighthouse service, the lffe-saving service, the several mints and assay offices, the revenue cutter service, the force em ployed under custodians of public buildings, the several sub-treasuries, the engineer department at large, the ordinance department at large. All executive officers and emp'oyes out side of the District of Columbia not above mentioned, of whatever desig nation, except persons employed merely as laborers or workmen and persons whose appointments are subject to the confirmation of the sen ate, whether compensated by a fixed salary or otherwise, who are serv ing in a clerical capacity, or whose duties are in whole or in part of cleri cal nature, who are serving in the ca pacity of watchman or messenger; who are serving in the capacity of physician, hospital steward, nurse, or duties of a medical nature; who are serving in the capacity of drafts man, civil engineer, steam engineer, electrical engineer, computer or fire men ; who are in the service of the su pervising architect’s office in the ca pacity of superintendent of construc tion, superintendent of repair or fore man; who are in the service of the treasury department in any capacity or who are employed in the depart ment of justice under the annual ap propriation for the investigation of official acts, records, and accounts of officers of the courts. In most of these departments the examinations are held only when va cancies exist. For other positions, semi-annual examinations are held and the lists of those eligible for ap pointment are kept on file. GETTING MAD. Shows of Temper Which Will Make the Fight More Interesting. A dispatch from Carson says: When Corbett was asked why he re fused to take Fitzsimmons’ extended hand when the two met on the public road yesterday, he bristled up and said : “For this reason : That man has black guarded me in public and through the press time and again. He hae called me a cur, a dub, an invalid and a bluf fer. When he proves a portion of his statements, at least, by putting me out on March 17, I will shake with him; not till then. What is the use of ap pearing friendly to a man when you are not?” The Cornisbman did not seem to heed the snub he had received. All that caught him was Corbett’s display of ill temper. “I always thought he was ‘nutty,’ ” declared Bob. “The first punch I give him Bt. Patrick’s day will joggle his brain and he will go to pieces. Didn’t he lose his head when Mitchell hit him, and ain’t 1 as clever as Mitchell? This is a good thing. I’m glad I didn’tturn back yesterday when they told me I was likely to run into the pompadour. He looks like a mummy, and I’ll em balm him when we get together next weak.” Show Is Off. Gentry’s dog and pony show gave two performances yesterday. Each performance was largely attended. The attraction left after last night’s performance. The Weather. Atlanta, March 12.—Saturday gen erally fair; colder in eastern portion tonight; colder Saturday. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. LINCOLN’S SON IS AT JEKYL. Came in Yesterday With Mar shall Field, Ghicago’s Business Leader. WILL SPEND TWO WEEKS. Something About the Two Men And Their Lives—They Stopped at Atlanta Thursday Night. Messrs. Robert T. Lincoln and Mar shall Field and their party arrived yesterday morning from Chicago in the private car Virginia. They were delayed one day on the trip. The How land took them at once to Jekyl, where they will spend several days. In the party, besides Messrs. Lin coln and Field, were Mr. Field’s sister, Mrs. Dibley, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ca ton and Mrs. Eddy, all of Chicago. The party came as far as Everett on the Southern’s “Florida Special.” They spent an hour in Atlanta last night. Mr. Lincoln ys the trip is only for pleasure. Two weos will be spent at the club house and the party will re turn to Chicago by way of the eastern cities. Mr. Linooln was secretary of war un der Garfield and Arthur and United States minister to Great Britain un der Harrison. He is best known to the public as the son of Abraham Lincoln, but his ad ministration of affairs of the war de partment, and his conduct as minister at the court of St, James have been highly commended by eminent men. He was in the law class at Harvard college in 1864, and left to accept e captain’s commission in General Grant’s army. After the war he prac ticed law with great success in Chi cago, and refused numerous overtures to enter politics until a cabinet port folio was offered him in 18S1 by Presi dent Garfield. When Garfield died Mr. Lincoln was the only member of the cabinet whom President Arthur asked to retain his portfolio. lie re mained in the cabinet to the end of Arthur’s admiuistration, and distin guished himself by the able manner in which he sustained President Arthur’s veto of the river and harbor bill. ALONG THE BAY. Items of Shipping and General Har bor News. The Thelma, from Boston, was the only arrival in port yesterday. The schooner Alice McDonald, 624 tons, Captain Brown, cleared yester day for Kingston, Jamaica, with 469,- 000 feet of lumber, 350,000 shingles and 10,000 laths, valued at $10,136, from the Southern Pine company. The American schooner Jacob Reed cleared yesterday for Portland, with 409,000 feet of lumber, valued at $5,200, from J. H. McCullough. The Spanish brigantine Sigundet, with her mixed cargo, sailed yester day for Mazagan, Morocco. The Mallory liner Rio Grande sailed yesterday for New York. The Spanish brig Sensat sailed yes terday for Lanzanate. First-Class Fight. One of the best exhibitions of rough and-tumble, catch-as-catch-can, all around fighting was furnished yester day afternoon by two of the muscular canvasmen with Geutry’s show. The two big fellows went at each other like tigers on the west side of the tent and literally tried to eat each other up. Not satisfied with all the harm they could do each other with their fists, they armed themselves with hammers and were returning to the fray, when other attaches of the show interfered. The two men were rather badly used up. Coal Oil Johnnie Soap at the Down ing Company.