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THE BRUNSWICK TIMES.
VOLUME 8, NO. 89. THE GREEKS STILL MARCH TO VICTORY. They Proceed Victoriously Jnto Turkish Territory Regard less of Threats. IN BATTLE, KILL THE TURKS. Those Who Returned Did Not Do So as a Re sult of Fear—They Command all the Roads to Thessaly. Larissa, April 15.—There is no truth in the Turkish reports ttiat Greek ir regulars have been driven out of Mac edonia. It is true that some of the ir regulars, who formed part of the ex pedition, have returned into Greek territory, but these are men who, for some reason, were unable to keep up with the main body of the Greeks. The main body of irregulars is con tinuing its successful operations against the Turks. The report of the capture of Kipur, north of Baltino, by the Greeks, is confirmed, and in addition, the main forces of the irregulars of the expedi tionary force have advanced as far as Pigavitza, where there is an important bridge across the mountain torrent. Ravelis sent another column to the right from Pigavitza, under orders to invest and capture Silvon, another town occupying a strategic position of i importance. This movement was also successfully carried out, the Greeks killing seven Turks and capturing five prisoners. After the capture of Selovoff, the Greek irregular force operating in that direction continued to advance as far as Kritudes, Plisia and Kour dusi. At Kritudes, Plisia and Kourduzi. heavy firing occurred between the Greeks and Turks, but the Invading irregulars proved themselves more than a match for the trained Turkish troops and drove the latter before them from place to place. The Greek irregulars now hold all of the four roads leading from the Thes salian frontier in the direction of Grevena which may be looked upon as the Turkish center. Liberal Conductors. Indianapolis, April 15.—The new laws went into force last night by the governor’s proclamation. The chief interest here attaches to the three cent street car fare. On a North car the conductor put a young woman off the car by force, when she declined to pay more than three cents. The other conductors have received the three cents, and say they will pay the two cents additional out of their own sal ary, rather than have a row. Spalding Assigns. Chicago, April 16.—Charles W. Spalding, ex-president of the Globe Savings bank, and ex-treasurer of the University of Illinois, has made an as signment to the university trustees of realty and bond securities approxi mating $400,000. Criminal proceedings are not to be brought against the for mer treasurer by the trustees unless they cannot be indemnified by the money and bonds used by Spalding. Molten Metal. Pittsburg, Pa., April 15.—While tap ping a blast at the Republic Iron works on the Southside tbis morning molten metal boiled over into a pit of water, causing an explosion. Five men were badly burned, two of shorn will probably die. Voorhees Buried. Terre Haute, Ind., April 15.—The funeral of the late ex-Senator Daniel W. Voorhees took place this afternoon from St. Stephens Episcopal church, Rev. John E. Bulger, rector, offlciat ing. Nabob Flour makes the best and whitest bread. THREE BALLOTS TODAY. Breaoh Reported Between Martin and Black burn in Kentucky. Frankfort. Ky., April 15— It is re ported on excellent authority that there is a serious breach between State Smator Henry L Martin and ex- United States Senator Blackburn, of the silver democrats. Martin, who has worked like a Tro jan for Blackburn during the last few years, feels that he now has a chance to win the prize himself, it having been conclusively demonstrated that Blackburn cannot be elected. Black burn aid his lieutenants have so far declined to discountenance the move ■ ment, and have even gone so far as to denounce treach ery. At 9 o’clock this morning, Judge Cantrill, of Franklin circuit court, or dered the grand jury to report at once on the bribery charges which it lias been investigating. The first ballot resulted : Hunter 58, Blackburn 43, Martin 10. Boyle G, Stone 1, leaving Hunter still tbree votes short. A motion to adjourn was made and lost and a second ballot or dered. The second and third ballots re sulted: Hunter 67, Blackburn 42, Martin 10, Boyle 0, Stone 1. A motion was then made that the general as s mbly adjourn, which prevailed. FRIGHTENS PEOPLE. But There Has Been No Break In the Le vees At New Orleans. New Orleans, La., April 15.—The river is beating its own record, and is high enough to frighten the stoutest hearted, but there has not been a sin gle surrender, nor is there a single break in the levee line in Louisiana. Bayou La Fourche is still the weak est point, while on the river proper the Tenth and Fifth levee districts are regarded as danger spots. These sec tions are now wrestling with the flood wave, but the banks are bolding. Loved Her Cousin. Albany, Ga., April 15.—S. A. Newell, of this city, and Miss Caliie McClel lan, of Tifton, were married a week ago. A tew days after the wedding, the cousin of the bride called to see her and they eloped. The young hus band is in deep distress. The runa way couple cannot be located. New ell had trouble with) his wife’s cousin before the elopement, but they made up and thought she was satisfied. The cousin is a prominent young physi cian named W. M. Sienatb. Convict Escapes. Covington, Ga., April 15. —Joe Brown and Anderson Peasly, convicts, escaped from Bagby and Speers' camp this morning. 'The latter was recap tured, but Brown is still at large, and a posse is in hot pursuit. 'The men were plowing when they made a dash for liberty. A guard shot at them and hit Peasley. Brown crossed the river, while Peasley continued down the bank until recaptured. Badly Burned. Americus, April 15. -A little daugh ter of Edward Timmerman set her clothes on fire with a box of matches and was badly burned. Her clothes were burned off before any one could afford assistance. THE MARKETS. Quotations By Telegraph For The Times’ Commercial Readers. Chicago, April 15.—The leading quo tations opened and closed as follows: Wheat— Ooen. High. how. Clos. May (is 3-1 6'.) 7-8 88 3 4 9 5-8 July 68 3-8 0(1 3-8 ( 8 1-4 09 3-8 Corn- May 23 7-8 23 7-8 23 5-8 23 7-8 July 23 1-8 25 1-2 25 1-8 25 1-1 Oats— May 10 5 8 16 3-1 10 1-2 16 1-2 July 17 8-4 17 8-4 17 7 8 17 5-8 Pork- May 8.35 8.12 8.35 8.40 July 8.49 8.62 8.10 8.52 Ribs— May 4.07 4.07 4 62 4.70 July 4.65 4.72 4 62 4.72 Lard— May 4.17 1.20 4.17 4.20 July 4.27 4 50 4.27 4.27 No markets Good'Friday, New York Cotton. Highest Lowest Closing Slav 7.12 7.10 7.10 August 7.21 7.18 7311 ■ BRUNSWICK, GA„ FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 16 1697. DAUNTLESS WINS HER LIREL SHIT. Judge Locke, at Jacksonville, Dis misses the Case Against the Famous Tug. COMPLIED WITH ORDERS INSPECTOR The Government Was Completely Knooked Out in the Trial of the Case Yesterday. Jacksonville, April 15.—The govern ment was completely knocked out this morning in the prosecution of the steam tug Dauntless for the failure to provide proper extra boats, as re quired by the special certificate grant ing her permission to carry excursion parties. In passing upon the case, Judge Locke said that the preponderance of testimony showed that the orders of the steamboat inspectors for this district had been fully com plied with. It was necessary, the court said, under the rules and regu lations governing steam vessels that the steamer should have two life boats, and the inspectors bad shown to the satisfaction of tbe court that the tug had enough boats to meet tbe requirements of law. The only ques tion with the court was as to tbe small boat, but from the evidence adduced the court was satisfied that the boat met with the requirements. The additional boats, required on account of the special license to carry excursion parties, was according to the rules and regulations of naviga tion, left to the discretion of the in spectors, and the evidence showed that the orders given by the inspec tors, as to the provisions of tbeee boats, had been complied with, there fore the libel was dismissed. Marriage Marred. Opelika, Ala, April 15 —A thousand persons assembled in the Methodist church tonight to witness the mar riage ot a prominent couple. As the bridal couple approached the altar, a lamp exploded in tho choir loft and set fire to the church. The organ was destroyed and a stampede resulted. The marriage was delayed tempora rily. The church was saved. Caught Some Cash. Climax, Ga,, April 15 —Two masked men entered the store of Dock Eng lish last night, and at the point of a pistol commanded him to open bis safe, which he did. The robbers se cured $35 and departed. A possee is scouring the country. Priest Found Dead. Beading, Pa., April 15. Father Philip Beresford, rector of St. Jo seph’s Catholic parish, was found dead In bed in the parsonage this morning. His demise was due to suffocation from illuminating gas. Two Postmasters. Washington, D. C., April 15.—The president today sent to the senate a number of nominations of postmas ters, among them that of Levi F. Burke at Bainbridge, Ga., and Joe J. Nox at Fort Payne, Ala. Honduras Has Trouble. Washington, April 15—United States Consul Little telegraphs from Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, that a revolution has broken out aud that the republic is now under martial law. Town Destroyed. F’remont, Ohio, April 15. Fire de stroyed the business portion of Lind ley, a village eight miles from Fre mont, on the Lake Shore, this morn ing. The Weather. Atlanta,April 15.—Clearing tonight, Friday fair; warmer. SAVES THE LIFE OF THE OLD WOMAN. The United States Supreme Court Grants the Writ of Error in Mrs. Nobles’ Case. TO TRY AND WEAR OUT THE COURTS Indications Are That She Will Either Obtain Her Freedom or a Commutation of Sentence. Washington, April 15.—Mrs.Nobles, of Georgia, will net be hanged on April 23. The United States supreme court to day granted the writ of error filed last Saturday by Glenn & Rountree, of At lanta, attorueys for the old woman. The action will stay the execution for fifty days, and lu the meantime the attorneys will resort to every possible legal technicality to still further de lay the execution. Time will probably wear out the courts and the old lady will either ob tain her freedom or have her sentence commuted, BEECHER’S ACCUSER. Mrs. Elizabeth Tilton Died But Her Death Was Kept Secret. New York, April 15—Mrs. Eliza beth Tilton, the wife of Theodore Til ton, who accused Henry Ward Beecher of intimacy with her, died on Tuesday night. Her death was kept quiet until to day. A Deserted Wife. Covington, Ga., April 15—A sensa tion was created here today by the ap pearance of M rs. Yancey, who married Dr. W. B. Yancey two months ago. She says her husband deserted her for no cause. She is wealthy and her hus band is poor, and she says his false pride caused him to leave her, as he thought he was a burden. She is a Charlestonian, while her husband is a Georgian. Georgia Wins. Atlanta, April 15. —Picked teams from the University of Georgia and the University of Pennsylvania played a great game of baseball here this af ternoon, the Georgia boys shutting out the Quakers by 4to 0. An im mense crowd attended and intense ex citement prevailed. Suicide by Shooting. Mobile, Ala., April 15.—J. Leonard Mueller, a well known fruit importer of this city, shot himself in the head this morning, and will probably die. 111-health was the case. “The Seven Words.’’ The Good Friday service of the “Seven Words"’ will begin promptly at noon today at St. Jude’s church. This service is in commemoration of tbe time in which our Saviour hung on the cross, and is meant to give earnest-minded Christians an oppor tunity of watching by the cross dur ing tbe time of Ills passion. Funeral Notice. Castle Hall, Oglethorpe Lodge No. 24, Knights of Pythias. Brunswick, Ga.—Brother Knights are requested and ordered to assemble at lodge rooms at half past eight o’clock, April 16, 1897, to attend the funeral of Brother Charles Hoffman. Other arid visiting Knights are invited to attend with us. By order of R. R. Hopkins, Chancellor Commander. Attention! Offiaersand members Oglethorpe Di vision No. 4 —You are hereby com manded to appear in full dress uniform this morning at 8:30 o’clock a. rn., for purpose ot escorting the remains of our brother Sir Knight, Charles Hoffman, sr., to his resting place. Assemble at armory. By order of Sir Knight Capt. T. Newman. S. Lkvibon, S. K, Recorder. MEMORIAL DAY. The Observance in Brunswick Will Be One of the Best in the State. The observance of Memorial day in Brunswick promises to be one of the most important in the state. The fact that Gen. Clement A. Evans is to be the orator of the day, and the ad ditional fact that Gen. Floyd King, one of the most distinguished of the sur vivors of the Old South, will be the marshal of the day, adds importance to the occasion. The Riflemen, Naval Reserves and Marine Band will turn out in a parade and other companies are expected The Savannah Naval Reserves have, it is understood, declined the invitation to be present, hut the invitation is still open and they may possibly accept after all. The Waycross Rifles will also possi bly accept, and if all the companies that have promised will show up, Brunswick will have a military parade on Memorial day to be proud of. DAUNTLESS’ SPEED. She Outran a School of Porpoises in Jackson ville Harbor. A Jacksonville exchange says : “Captain Donald McKay, the dep uty marshal in charge of the Daunt less, said yesterday that he had heard a good deal about the Dauntless being a fast boat, but he did not think she was fast enough to outrun a por poise until he saw her do it. “While going down to Mayport Tuesday afternoon a school of por po>ees was overtaken by the Dauntless. The porpoises kept up with the boat for a while,but she soon left them, ap parently tired out. No one ever heard of a vessel leaving a porpoise behind, for they usually stay alongside a fast steamer for hours at a time.” WHY NOT TROLLEYS? Brunswick Man Wants to Know Why We Can’t Have Electric Railways. A business man of prominence yes terday said to a Times man : “Brunswick now has several incan descentelectrlc light systems in course of construction, two long-distance tel ephone companies and anew local tel ephone system. “Considering these costly advances, the people of our city are to be par doned if they ask also for an electric street railway. “There seems to be no reason why, if there is no available cash In Bruns wick, outside capital cannot be secured for this purpose, as in some of the cases I have mentioned.” TWO LINES COMING. ■* . Brunswick Will Have Two Long Distance and Three Local Telephones. Brunswick is to have two long dis lance telephone lines. Both the Way cross and Valdosta companies are pushing their lines toward this city. The city council arid the county com missioners have granted franchises to the Waycross company, but refused to give them the exclusive right. In the meantime the Valdosta company has lost no tune, and now has its poles placed as far as the six-mile crossing. The Waycross company’s franchise included a local telephone system, and the Valdosta people will probably ob tain a like permit. This will give Brunswick three local telephone sys tems, and the competition will doubt less be a merry one. To Atlanta. On account of the Georgia State Epworth League convention, at At lanta, Ga., April 22, 25,1897, the Plant System will sell round trip ticket from Brunswick to Atlanta at the rate of $8.34. Tickets to be limited to con tinuous passage in each direction; to be sold April, 21,22 and 23 with Anal limit to April 20. All parties desir ing to attend the convention should travel via tbe Plant System, as there will be special accommodations made at Albany in the way of a special car being provided for all parties who at tend. The ladies know that Liberty Bell Baking Powder makes line bread. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. MISSING HOFFMAN FOUND IN CHURCH. His Decomposing Body Discovered By His Son and a Friend Near Brunswick. HE DIED FROM NATURAL CADSES. Evidently Started to Walk Home from Jack sonville —A Note Found in the De ceased’s Pocket. Tu^TiMKirtold yesterday morning of the unexplained disappearance of Charles Hoffman, a well known citi zen of Brunswick, and of the search whicli had been instituted for him. Yesterday morningthe decomposing body of the missing man was found by the son of the dead man and Mr. Sig Levison in Taylor’s chapel, six miles from Brunswick. A coroner’s inquest was held at the scene yesterday afternoon. The jury consisted of C. W. Doming, foreman; C. L. Steiner, Ben Borchardt, Sig Lev ison, J. 11. Polhill and Dr. G. VV. Blanton. Dr. G. W. Blanton made an examin ation of the corpse and no evidence of murder or suicide could be found, the blood on the floor having probably been thrown off the lungs after death. Charles Hoffman, jr., testified that his father left Brunswick for Jackson ville on March 20, stating that he had a good position offered him by Little Bros., phosphate dealers of that oity ; that on Tuesday he bad been called up from Jekyl Island by his mother who was worried by the continued si lence of her husband; that lie began making inquiries; that Ed. Cohen told him yesterday that he had seen and spoken to Hoffman at the six mile cross ng on Friday morning last while on his way to L. V. Carroll’s farm; that he immediately started in that direction with Mr. Sig Levison; that they oame to the chapel, and thinking best to look inside, he went to the door and found his father’s body with in, sitting upon the floor with his head on a bench; that Mr. Levison went for Mr. B. D. Waldron, who lives about a mile away, and that Mr. Wal dron and he stayed at the chapel while Mr. Levison came to town for Coroner Jennings. He said be knew of no cause for de spondency or suicide, and that his father was subject to attacks of ver tigo. Fid. Cohen and Sig Levison corrob orated Mr. Hoffman’s testimony. A pocketbook containing 35 cents was found on the corpse, and a note book with a letter from bis daughter Sadie, dated March 20, and received in Jacksonville March 23, and a note which Mr. Hoffman, jr.. identitled as written by reading as follows: “I am sick and can go no further. If I die please wire my wife, Mrs. Charles Hoffman, 328 North Wolf street Brunswick, Ga. March 28, 1897.” The jury then rendered a verdict of death from natural causes. Probably Mr. Hoffman had attempt ed to walk from Jacksonville to Bruns wick, and being takes sick on March 28, wrote tbis note, but was afterward able to proceed and left the note in his pocket. He must have had another at tack immediately after Cohen saw him and going into the church died sud denly. The deceased was 50 years old Jnly 4, 1896, and was a native or Wurtem burg, Germany. He was one of the charter members of Oglethorpe Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and bore a splen did reputation for honesty and integ rity. All friends of Mr. ami Mrs. Charles Hoffman are invited to attend the funeral of the latter at 9:30 today. Services will he held at, the grave in Palmetto cemetery. Coal Oil Johnnie Soap at the Down ing Company.