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THE BRUNSWICK TIMES.
VOLUME 8, NO. 78. HALE HAS A HEART And it Bleeds for the “Suffer ing Poor” of India’s Coral Strand. PRESIDENTIAL PLUMS PICKED. A Busy Day—New Nominations Made. Ringing Resolution on the Rivera ' Matter—Cuba’s Friends Active. Washington, April I. Immediately after the journal was read the tariff bill was received from the house and was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Hale, from the committee on na val affairs, reported a joint resolution authorizing the secretary of the navy to transport contributions for the re lief of the suffering poor in India, and asked its immediate consideration. The joint resolution was read and adopted. A TIMELY INQUIRY. A resolution was offered by Mr. Al len protesting against the trial by drumhead courtmartial and execution of the Cuban General Rivera, but ob jection was made by Mr. Hoar, who condemned such resolutions as mis chievous. The resolution went over. The resolution offered by Mr. Mills on Tuesday last in relation to letters purporting to have been written by General Maximo Gomez to President Cleveland and President McKinley was taken up and agreed to. A joint resolution was introduced by Mr. Morgan (Dem. Ala.,) granting all the rights of belligerents to the contending parties in Cuba, and he gave notice that he would ask action on it tomorrow. The senate then went into executive session on the ar bitration treaty. NOTABLE NOMINATIONS. The president today sent to the sen ate the following nominations: An drew D. White of New York, ambas sador to Germany; William F. Draper of Massachusetts, ambassador to Italy ; Chandler. Hale of Maine, secretary of embassy at Rome; Samuel L. Gracey of Massachusetts, consul at Faui-bau, China; Anson Burlingame Johnson of Colorado, consul at Amoy, China; Benjamin Butterworth of Ohio, com missioner of patents : Oliver L. Spald ing of Michigan and William B. How ell of New Jersey, to be assistant sec retaries of the treasury; Captain Rob ert Craig of the signal corps, to be major. WEST POINT APPOINTMENTS, Cadet appointments to the military academy at West Point are announced as follows: W. D. McNeal, Waycross, Ga.; R. T. Harrell, alternate, Valdos ta, Ga.; Walter O. Boswell, Penfleld, Ga.; William Clarke, alternate, Mad ison, Ga. The Dauntless’ Dilemma. Washington, April I.—The owner of the steamer Dauntless has made an other application to the treasury de partment for permission to clear from that port. A telegraphic answer has been sent to Jacksonville that permis sion cannot be given until the Daunt less furnishes a bond of $15,000 that the vessel wiil not engage in filibus tering operations. Have to Hang. Washington, April 1.--The presi dent's action in the case of the four members of the “Button” political fac tion under sentence of death at Santa Fe. N. M., will be announced this even ing. He will decline to interfere and the men will be hanged tomorrow. An Absent American. Washington, April 1. —Consul Gen eral Lee telegraphed the state depart ment today that he cannot ascertain the whereabouts of E. W, Steep, an American correspondent.. * A BRITISH BULLDOZER. An English Cruiser Gives Chase to the Bermuda. Nassau, N. P., via Miami, Fla., Vlarcb 9. —Tbe British cruiser Par tridge, which is stationed at Nassau, sailed March 25. Sunday, about 140 miles east of Nassau, a small steamer was sighted. A close scrutiny re vealed the fact that she tallied closely with a description of the steamer Bermuda. The cruiser signalled twice for the steamer to show her colors, but the latter instead of doing so steamed away, with the cruiser in pursuit, and was soon lost on the hor izon. - NEW NEGOTIATIONS. The Powers Wish the Turkish Troops Withdrawn From Crete. Constantinople, April I.—The dip lomatic representatives of the powers here have received instructions to ne gotiate wilh the porte for the with drawal of the Turkish troops from Crete. It is announced here that Great Britain adheres to the proposal that warships of the powers establish a blockade of the TEgean guff. The Rebellious Riffians. Malaga, April 1. —The Spanish au thorities here have seized a quantity of contraband munitions of war at this place which were intended for the use of the Riffians in Morocco. One Brit ish subject and two Moors have been arrested in connection with the seiz ure. It is said that other British sub jects are involved in this attempt to supply tbe Riffians wnh arms and will be taken into custody. The Kentucky Deadlock. Frankfort, April 1, —Fourteen re publican members of the legislature, not including seven men voting for St. John Boyle, will demand a oaucus to nominate anew candidate If Hunter don’t win by the end of the week. Hunter is still three votes away from the senatorship. The 119th ballot re sulted : Hunter 58, Blackburn 43, Da vie 11, Boyle 7, Stone 1; necessary to a choice, 61 Dead in Dublin. Dublin, April 1. —The most reverend William C. Plunket, D. D., (Lord Plunket) protestant archbishop of Dublin, died Imre this morning. Wil liam Conyngham Plunket was born in 1828, elected bishop of Meath in 1876, and translated to the archbishop ric of Dublin in 1884. He was a mem ber of the senate of the Royal Univer sity of Ireland. An Imperial Vbit. Paris, April 1. —The Evenment says that President Faure has been officially informed of the approaching visit of the Russian emperor and the czarina to France. It is reported also that Count Muravieff, Russian minister of foreign affairs, arrived in Paris unex pectedly this morning and went at once to the Russian embassy. The Eider Elder. Indian Springs, April I.—W. A. Elder, Sr., proprietor of the Elder house for fifty years, died this morn ing, aged 80. The Day’s Markets. Chicago, April 1. —The leading quo tations apened and closed as follows: Wheat— Open. High. Low, Clos. May 70 5-8 70 3 4 70 70 1-2 July 09 3-4 70 3-8 69 3-8 70 1-8 Corn- May 24 7-8 25 25 24 7-8 July 2ti 26 26 26 Oats— May 17 1 4 17 3-8 17 1-4 17 3-8 July 18 1-8 18 1-4 18 18 1-4 I’oik— May 8.60 8.60 8.55 8.57 July 8.67 8.70 8.65 8.70 Ribs— Mav 4.65 4.70 4.65 4.67 July 4.67 4.75 4 67 4.72 Lard- May 4,22 4.25 4.52 4.55 July 4.35 4 37 4.35 4.35 Cotton. New York, April 1. —Cotton futures opened steady. April 6.95 May 7.02 June 7.07 July 7.11 August 7 13 September 6.88 Highest Lowest Closing May 7.03 6.97 6.97-98 July 7.13 7,07 7.07-08 BRUNSWICK, GA., FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 2 1897. HARRIED BY HAIL Is Much ot Missouri, Where Wind and Water Prevail. FRESHETS DESTROY FAMILIES, In Several Sections of the State Fatal Casualties Occur—The Situation Serious Near Memphis- St. Louis, April 1. —A severe storm of rain, hail and wind prevailed thronghout Missouri last night. At Mount Vernon hailstones weighing 12 ounces fell with such force that not a house in the community escaped without broken window glass. Stock of all kinds suffered intensely. At Dexter a hailstorm struck the town and thousands of window glasses were destroyed. At DooDeville rain fell to the depth of two inches in an hour. At DeSoto the rain was so severe that all trains on the Iron Mountain railroad were tied up to avoid accidents. Re ports received from southeast Mis souri state that every stream is run ning bank full. George Tate and bis daughter were drowned near Webster today in a freshet; and at Paulkton George Feck was swept away in a dwelling and drowned. DISTRESS AND DISASTER. Atlanta, April I.—The Hon. Flem ing dußigoon, who has just returned from the Mississippi valley, said yes terday : “I was in Memphis several days ago. Tbs flood situation there is serious. The river at the city is forty miles wide and there was the greatest ex citement in tbe county above. Many families have been made homeless and the distress in the regions overflowed is more than can be imagined.” Fought for His Money. Richmond, April I.—Richard Sul lens, a Hanover county farmer, was attacked by a robber today near his barn, and, after being severely beaten, succeeded in repulsing his assailant. Sullens is known to keep large sums of money in the house, having no con fidence in banks. Fell Into the Flint. Griffin, April I.—Last night How ard Williams was drowned in the Flint river at Woodbury. He and Dr. John Dixon were fishing with nets when Williams fell out of the boat and sank before his companion could rescue him. He leaves a wife and two children. Another Sheet Squeezed. New York, April I.—The Journal and Advertiser consolidated today in order to give tlis former the Associ ated Press service, hitherto enjoyed by the Advertiser, which has recently been edited by Frank Hawthorne, formerly of the Jacksonville Times- Union. Back to Australia. San Francisco, April I.—Butler, Australia’s sensational murderer, is to be carried back to Australia on the steamer Mariposa for trial by the Brit ish authorities. Two Murderers Respited. Atlanta, April I.—Tom Delk, the Pike county murderer, and Gus Fam bles, Mrs. Nobles’ accomplice, have been granted respites for thirty days. Killed a Convict. Waynesboro, Ga., April I.—During an electric storm here today the light ning struck near a chaingang, killing one convict and wounding several others. The Weather. Atlanta, April 1. —Clearing Friday, slightly warmer in northern portion. A CRASH ON THE CENTRAL. A Heavily Loaded Freight Train Runs Into a Washout. MAN MISSING-MANY MAIMED. The Trains Hands Went Down at Their Posts of Duty—(Jars Completely Crushed. Savannah, April I.—What is prob ably the most disastrous freight traiu wreck of the year on the Central of Georgia railway occurred last night at II ;30 o’clock between Oconee and Tennille.and almost at the 142 mile post. Train, No. 42, bound from Ma con to Savannah, consisting of an en and 25 loaded freight cars and tbe conductors caboose, ran into a lengthy washout at the point named. Tbe en gine,oab, and eight loaded cars were ditched and some of tbe cars, with their contents, will'be total wrecks. A LIFE LOST. To add to the horror of this wreck it is believed that one life is lost and it is known that two men were badly injured. The man who is supposed to be dead is a brakeman, Joel Bragg, who cannot be found. It is almost certain that be is buried beneath tbe wreoked cars. His proper place at tbe time of tbe accident was on top of one of the forward cars and there is no doubt but that he was at his post of duty. The injured are W. O. Ryan, whose leg is broken, and Fireman Hugh Grady, who is injuied internal ly. Both these men live in savannah. All tbe latest ties in Oxford ties and strap slippers can be found at Palm er’s. JENNINGS’ JOKE. The Coroner Had a Good Audience, But Didn’t Walk. A crowd of from 150 to 200 people gathered at and around the corner of Newcastle and Gloucester streets yes terday afternoon to witness the thrill ing rope walk of Coroner Hal Jen nings. Those who chanced to look at their calendars iust before starting for the scene, were not in the expectant crowd. There were, however, many who did not take this precaution, and, regardless of the weather they were there. The weather, also, which was blustering and damp, kept away many who were anxious to attend. The gathering, at first, was small! but when the coroner, with several friends, made his appearance on the roof of the Moore and McCrary build ing, tightened his rope, hung his tra peze, and busied himself about the pre liminaries, the people began to come from all directions. There was a long wait, and impa tience began to manifest itseif. Af ter a little, the coroner came to the edge of the roof and addressed the populace. He said that the high wind and the rain made it impossible for him to give his performance, but that he would give it at a later day. Soon after, the rope was lowered and the crowd smelled a rat, a small boy on the corner yelled “April Fool”. This settled it. There was a slink ing around corners, a succession of dry grins, invitations to kick each other, and the various manifestations of a good sell. The coroner will prob ably repeat his performance next year, same date. Amoug the prominent people who gathered and waited patiently to see the performance were Lieut. F. D. Aiken. Manager Kemp, Purser Witt of the Colorado, Constable Bob Gas kins, Judge Hitch, C. H. Wimberly, and a few scores of others. Grand Opening Of spring millinery and pattern hats selected by the beat artists of New York. For beauty and cheapness they cannot be excelled; will be found at Mrs. Earle’s. Ladies are respectfully invited to see for themselves THE LISTENER. Some of the Things That Are Over • heard in a Brunswick Day. The racing fever is on. Everyman who has a horse is thinking of getting up a brush with some other man’s horse. The trotting event of Tuesday afternoon aroused a general interest in such matters, and “talk of the track” is rife. A commercial traveler, who saw the race between Carroll and Lehman, and who had just returned from the land of frosts, flowers and freaks, contrib uted the result oi his observations to the current discussion - later in the day. “The people of Florida,” said this competent observer, “have been whooping up a great racing circuit, with traoks at such central points as Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ocala and Tampa. The plan was feasible, and when it turned out that such breeders as Jim Keene, Mike Dwyer and Pierre Lorrilard were behind it, the thing looked dead easy.” “Why didn’t it go through? It did go through, and with a dull thud that is still reverberating through the leg islative halls at Tallahassee. This was the way it was. The scheme was crystallized under the style and title of the Jacksonville Jookey Club, and at the last session of the Florida legis lature a charter was applied for. A guy named Stevens from New York was sent up to Tallahassee to, do the wire-working, and the way those old crackers did him up was a caution.” “The moment it became known that three New York millionaires were be hind the bill, poor Stevens struck a large-sized snag. One of the most oorrupt oalmly struck a highly moral attitude, and after de claiming half a day againßt the race track, the jockey club and the pro posed pool rooms, had the hair of the rural members standing on end. Stevens went to a friend and asked him what he must do. “Do?” savs the friend. “Put up your good stuff and your bill will be all right.” “But Stevens was too good for this world. ‘I haven’t any money,’ he re plied,‘and if 1 had, I wouldn’t spend a cent.’ It was pointed out to him that the wealth of his principals jus tified the lobby in its expectations of profit. But it was no go. Stevens packed his grip, and turned his back on the puritans of Tallahassee, and that’s one reason why Florida’s great jockey club is still but the baseless fabric of a vision. Its millionaires killed it.” “Are there many lobbyists about tho Florida legislature?” asked the small man with goggles. From his tone he might have been inquiring as to the presence of rattlesnakes in the pur lieus of the capital. “We have none in Georgia.” “That reminds me of a remark I once heard made by a famous Talla hassee lobbyist,” put in the Florida oracle. “Someone said that the ‘third house’ was very thinly populated that year, when the man of mystery piped up with, ‘Dou’t you know why? Well, the corporations, instead of sending lobbyists here to work on the dead quiet this time, thought it would be cheaper to have their friends elected to the legislature outright, and that’s why there are no lobbyists here this season.’ Perhaps that is the way it is in Georgia,” continued the Florida man, as be paid up his losses on John Lehman’s horse, and heaved a deep sound money sigh. THE SEA ISLAND. Chief Beach Back—Planting of Hia Plantation Begun. Chief Lewis W. Beach returned yes terday from Charleston, where he went on business in connection with his sea island cotton farm. The chief says planting has already begun at his farm. He will cultivate 150 acres of the long staple this year, which he expects to yield 100 bales. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. RUMORS ABOUT RIVERA. The Cuban General Now Said to Be the Victim of Span ish Treachery. WEYLER’S WILES WORKED WELL. The Cuban Commander Invited to a Con ference, Finds a Trap—He laNow- Closeiy Confined. Havana, April I.—Rumors prevailed here last night that General Rivera was treacherously oaptured by the Spanish and not taken in a fair fight. The story is that General Weyler had sent him a messenger appointing a meeting to confer with him regard ing overtures of peace to be made for that section of the island, and that Ri vera fell into the trap and was cap tured. Rivera cannot be seen by American correspondents, and only a tew special correspondents of the Havana papers, those who can be depended upon to re port just wbat the officials want, have been given permission to interview him. ALONG THE BAY. Items of Shipping and General Har bor News. Another British steamship is due to load from the Brunswick Terminal company. The American schooner Helen L. Martin arrived yesterday from New York, to load lumber from tbe South ern Fine Cos., for New York. Tbe American brig Mary Gibbs sailed yesterday for Oporto with a cargo of 167,000 feet lumber and 152,- 000 feet timber, valued at $3,816. It is rumored that tbe steamship Werneth Hall, which has just oleared from the Brunswick Terminal com pany, will return to Brunswick to load for the Johnston Line. Our stock of tan shoes for men and ladies is the largest and most complete of any ever shown in Brunswick. Pal mer’s. WOODWORTH RESIGNS His Position as Second Vice-Presi dent of the National Bank. Mr. Newton Woodworth has re signed his position as second vice president of the National Bank of Brunswick. Mr. Woodworth has been connected with the bank since the resignation of President Reed. He left last night for Waycross and Jacksonville, and will then go north. Mr. Woodworth’s successor as vice president will be elected at an early date. Seekers in the Soil. Prof. Moore, of Philadelphia, and bis party of scientists, who have been for some time investigating the geo logical formations on the Satilla river, are in port on their craft, the Gopher. They came in for stores and will pro ceed to the Altamaha to continue their investigations. Insist on your grooer furnishing you with Ferguson’s breakfast bacon and hams. Now a Battalion. By an order from Adjutant General Kell, the naval militia battalion of Georgia is now an established fact. It is composed of the first and fourth di visions of Brunswick and the second and third divisions of Savannah. An eleotion will soon be ordered for bat talion officers. Brice Is Here. Senator Calvin T. Brice, of Ohio, is the latest arrival at Jekyl. Mr. Briqo came in on his private oar, accompanied by a small party will remain at Jekyl several dayh/w