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THE BRUNSWICK TIMES.
VOLUME 8, NO. 177. Will a Few Disgruntled Ruralites Be Allowed to Cheat Glynn County Out of a New Court House? BRITAN SEIZES HAWAIIAN ISLAND. Sensational Move in the Annexa tion Situation Now Made Known. OFFICIAL INFORMATION RECEIVED. Great Britan Claims the Island Has Been Her Property Since 1888—Very Significant. New York, July 2S.—A special to tbe Herald from Washington says: “Official information of the action of __Lhe Jlritish government is taking pos session of the island of Palmyra in the Pacific ocean has been received at the slate department in a dispatch from San Francisco, wired from that point by a dispatch agent of the department stationed there, who had received it from MinisterSewall at Honolulu. “The message merely contained the hare facts of the seizure. “The action of Great Britain in tak ing possession of the island at this time, following, as it does, the submis sion of the annexation treaty to the senate by the presidant, is considered very significant by the authorities here. Whether it is intended to com plicate matters so as to stave off an nexation or whether Great Britain proposes to establish a naval station upon the island, her action is regarded of the highest importance.” CI.AIM IT’S BRITISH. London, July 2S—With reference to the reported seizure by Great Britain of Palmyra island it is officially stated that the island has been British since ISBS. The report is supposed to have arisen from the fact the H. M. S. Wild Swan called there last May on her periodical visit. GEORGIAN SUICIDES Claimed to lie a Wealthy Turpentine Man of Ware County. Starke, Fla , July 2S.—H. Crosby, purporting to be a wealthy turpentine manufacturer of Waresboro, Ware county, Ga., committed suicide here at 11 o’clock this morning. Crosby came here unknown, with no creden tials, and claimed he was a Baptist preacher. He also claimed relation ship with Senator A. Crosby. This, however, is denied. The suicide was married some weeks ago to the eldest daughter of Richard Reeves, of Ward City. Since that time he has been regularly with Starke real estate dealers, signing contracts to be consummated at 2 o’clock today. The suicide seems to have been premeditated. LYONS WILL LAND. Postmaster General Withdraws Opposition to Appointment. Atlanta, July 2S. —A Washington special to the Journal says Judson Lyons, the negro republican about whose application for postmaster at Augusta, Ga., such a row has been raised, will be appointed during the president’s vacation. Postmnster General Gary has with drawn his opposition and Lyons is sure of the place. Premier Reid Arrives. New York, July 28.—Right Hon. George H. Reid, premier of New South Wales, reached this city today on board the steamer Majestic from Liverpool. Into the River. Albany, Ga., July 28.—John Jen kins, 10 years old, fell from a scaffold into the Flint river today, and was drowned. Goes to His Post. Washington, July 28.—Minister Woodford sailed for Madrid today. MANY ARE NAMED. Tho President Sends in a Big List of Nom inees. Washington, July 28. —The presi dent lias made the following appoint ments : Daniel Swiney of Ohio, consul at Cork, Ireland; Thomas Fichie of Mew York, commissioner of immi gration port of New Y r ork; War ren Sherwood and George W. VVanuamaker of New Y T ork, as sistant appraisers of merchandise at New Y’ork; Frank J. Naramore, collector of customs at Fairfile, Conn.; Charles H. Maris, collector of customs at Brazos, de Santi ago, Texas; Andrew F. Francisco, collector of customs at Los Angeles, Cal. ; Charles E. Sapp, collector of in ternal revenue for the Fifth district of Kentucky; Samuel J. Roberts, collect or of revenue for the Seventh district of Kentucky; Gilbert B. Pray of lowa, surveyor general, of the district of Alaska; John W. Dudley of Washing ton, register of the land office at Sitka, Alaska; Roswell Shelly of Oregon, re ceiver of public moneys at Sitka, Alaska; Chas. J. Johnson of Alaska, United States district judge for the district of Alaska; G. W. Millerof Utah, marshal for the districtof Utah. RULE FOR REMOVALS. The President Will Make None Except for Cause. Washington, July 28. — President McKinley has promulgated the fol lowing important amendment to the civil service rules: “No removal shall be made from any position subject to competitive exam ination except for just cause and upon written charges, filed with the head of the department or other ap pointing officer, and of which accused shall have full notice and opportunity to make defense.” He has also amend ed rule 3, so as to include within the classified service employes of all cus tom house offices without regard to number of employes. Hitherto classi fication was raised by customs officers where the number of employes was five or more. This order brings into classified service sixty-five hitherto unclassified customs offices. CANADA’S CLAIMS. Every Alternate Claim at Klondike to Be the Government’s. Ottawa, Out., July 28. — At the close of the second sitting of the cabinet this evening it was announced that tbe government has decided to impose a royalty on all placer digging on the Yukon in addition to the sls registra tion fee and ICO annual sasgessment. The royalty will be 10 per cent, of each claim with an output of SSOO or less monthly, and 28 per cent, on every claim yielding above that amount yearly. Besides this royalty, it has been de cided in regard to all future claims staked out on other streams that every alternate claim should be the property of the government, and should be re served for public purposes and sold or worked by the government for the benefit of the revenue of the dominion, A Big Shortage. Chicago, July 28.—According to a bill filed in the civil court, the Me chanics and Traders Saving and Loans Building association had a shortage of $338,000. Ttie bill charges that the officers of the association aided the secretary to use the building society as a feeder for the latter’s business. Phew! Queen Lease. Tokeka, July 28.—Mrs. Mary E. Lease, tbe populist orator, has been selected as queen of the fall festivities of the harvest demonstrations. Mrs. Lease is in lowa on a lecturing tour. The committee having the matter in charge have asked her by telegraph to accept the honor. She will reign as queen for a week and will wear a $2,- 000 crown. Stop at the Acme and listen to the pbonogiaph. BRUNSWICK, GA., THURSDAY MORNING, JULY tfg) 1897. WOMEN TAKE PART IN THE BIG STRIKE. Armed with Stones and Sticks, They Keep Men from Work. THE CONFERENCE IS TEDIOUS. The Missouri Meeting Proves a Failure. Kansas and Illionis Delegates Did Not Come. Fairmcunt, W. Y'a., July 28—Poiish women armed with stones and sticks kept several men from going to work at Monongab today. Others haye been warned not to enter. Col. A. J. Beckinger said today that if the men at his mines were not at work by Fri day, new men would be brought in. MOVING SLOWLY. Pittsburg, July 28. The second daj s session of the uniformity con vention, scheduled for 10 o’clock this morning, was an hour late in opening owing to the slowness of the operators in getting together. Eighty-five rail road and river mines and four exclu sively river mines were represented. The progress made yesterday and to day was so slow that indications are that it will be several weeks before an agreement satisfactory to 95 per cent of the operators of the district neces sary before “true uniformity” can be come established cau be secured. The • articles of agreement were taken up, and the first five were adopted with a few slight changes. They provide for cash payments, 2.000 pounds to the ton, check on the weighman, abolish ment of company stores, credit to mines for full quantity of coal in cars, and semi-monthly pay without deduc tion for merchandise, etc. WAS A FAILURE. Sedalia, Mo., July 28.—The coa! miners’ conference, postponed from yesterday uutil today, proved to be a flash in the pan. The Kansas and Il linois delegations, expected to arrive last night, failed to materialize, as did. the delegates fromßioh Hill, Rem ington, and Higginsville, Mo., and to day the conference was declared off. GAVE THE RAISE. Middleboro, Ky., July2S.—The oper ators of the Middleboro district have given tbe raise of 10 cents per ton to the miners who have resolved not to join the strike, CELL SURE' FOR COOPER. Governor Refuses to Interfere in the ex-May or’s Case, Atlanta, July 28. —Governor Atkin son today refused to interfere in the case of John Tyler Cooper, former mayor of Atlanta and later clerk of the county commissioners, convicted of embezzling funds of the county, and Cooper will have to serve three months’ imprisonment, to which he was sentenced by the court. Cooper was arrested yesterday at Duluth and is now in tbe Fulton county jail. Lutherans Meet. Baltimore, July 28.—The fifth bi ennial session of the English Luther an synod of Missouri convened here this morping and will continue one weeK. The Synod includes the states of Missouri,Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina. Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Illinois, Mienesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Penn sylvania, New York and the District of Columbia. Wasted Energy. New Y r ork, July 28. —The schooner Energy was burned this morning in the Erie basin. The tire was caused by the igniting of lime. The sailors fought the flames desperately, and finally the Brooklyn fire department was summoned. The loss is SB,OOO. SILVER NOT THE ONLY QUESTION. Tom Watson Announces His Belief That There Are Others. ALLUDES TO THE MINE OWNERS. Says Free Silver is Naturally Very Popular with Thom—His Position Misunderstood. Atlanta. Ga., July 28.—Tom Watson has a signed editorial in this week’s issue of the People’s Party Paper say ing-thßt“tris~rercent article on silver was misinterpreted. He says he is still and always will be a believer in the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, but adds that there are other issues than silver before the country. He says: “We are now, have ever been, and always expect to be an earnest advo cate of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at 16 to 1, but we have not dwarfed our mind to the belief that the silver question is the only ques tion on earth. We contend it is no disloyalty to the financial question to point out to the people the evils which exist in the system of federal taxation and also ip the system which allews a few corporations to control our highways and our markets.” In tiie same article he speaks of the bonus on silver dollars with more can dor than most free silver advocates are wont to use. He says: “A law which would take 47 cents’ worth of silver apd make it worth 100 cents is naturally very popular with the millionaires who control the sil ver mines, just as the same law is pop ular with the people, because it would materially increase the volume of money, raise prices, make debts easier to pay and enlarge the market of labor.” THE MARKETS. Quotations By Telegraph for The Times’ 0 Commercial Readers. Paine, Murphy & Co.’s Grain Letter. Savaunab, July 28. The uncer tainty regarding the action of the foreign markets over night has a ten dency to cause traders to even up their contracts as much as possible during the session. Corn has Jieen some lower, but on a whole the market has been steady. There was a large trade between local parties. Provisions have been easier, the fea ture being the sale of a loDg line of ribs, possibly 1,500,000 pounds. * ___________ Taino, Murphy & Co.’s Cotton Letter. Savannah, July 28. —The market this morning has been moderately active, but slightly lower range of values. Liverpool advices were rather disappointing, and besides pri vate dispatches reported good rains in Taylor and Brenham, Texas, as well as at Austin, with light showers at Sherman and Temple, the effect of which was to cause an opening de cline of 5 to 7 points. Paine, Murphy & Co.’s Stock Letter. Savannah, July 28.—The stock mar ket broadened out and presented more variety in the transactions today than in some time. There was a full recovery of confidence in most direc tions, and the reactions were only natural fluctuations. Chicago Quotations. Paine Murphy & Co.’a Quotations. Wheat-- Open. High. Close. September..., 72 7-8 78 1-2 72 8-8 December 74 75 78 8-4 Corn— September...* 27 27 1-4 27 December 28 1-4 28 8-4 28 1-8 Outs— September . . 17 1-2 17 5-8 17 1-2 May 20 8-8 20 8-8 20 3-8 Pork— September.... 7 72 7.72 7.70 (January .... .... Lard— September.... 417 417 4.75 October 4 22 . 22 4 22 Sides— September ... 4 fiO 4 HO 4 HO December 4.62 4 62 4.62 HARD TO GET A JURY. The Three Negroes Now on Trial at De catur, Ala. Decatur, Ala., July 28.—A special venire of 150 names has been found necessary to secure a jury for the trial of Rose Buford, Lewis, Thompson and Walter Neville, the three negroes ar raigned here for criminal assault on 10 year-old Nellie LawtOD, and depu ties are now scattered all over the county serving subpoenas. It is expected that the remainder of the week will be consumed in impan eling a jury, as it will be difficult to find men whose minds are not made up. The case will be warmly con tested, ae tbe negroes of the town have employed able counsel to defend the boys. The court had to appoint counsel for tbe woman, who ie be lieved to have instigated the crime. THE PRESIDENT OFF. He Leaves for Hie Summer Vacation on Lake Champlain. Washington, July 28. —President McKinley left Washington today for a vacation of six weeks. He was ac companied by Mrs. McKinley, Secre tary and Mrs. Alger, Mr. Porter, As sistant Private Secretary Pruden and Executive Clerk Uortelyon. The whitebouse steward and maidservant also were along. Mrs. Porter, with her children, will join the party at Jersey City. At 11:40 the president took his de parture from the whitebouse, occupy ing a private carriage with Mrs. Mc- Kinley and maid. As he left the house he bowed to persons who stood on the porch to bid him goodbye. They go from here direct to Lake Champlain. Silver Cause Lives. Baltimore, July 28.—The Demo cratic state convention is being held here today. Any hope that was en tertained some months ago that the free silver issue would die out has been crushed by the recent action of several big counties, which, in their conventions, declared for tbe re-aflir matioD of the Chicago platform. Last Steamer Sails. San Francisco, July 28 —The last steamer from here to Klondike this season sailed today. The company had received fifteen hundred applica tions for passage, though the boat could carry but two hundred. Troops Dispatched. Simla, July 28. —The British govern ment has taken all necessary steps to relieve the garrison cut off in Chitral. Three squardrons of lancers, and one of infantry have been dispatched to the scene. ___ Despondent, Took Morphine. Americus, July 28.—Cooper Dorman, a young white man, swallowed twen ty-two grains of morphine today. Cause, despondency. Emetics and a stomach pump saved him. Japan Friendly. Washington,July2B.—The Japanese officials here pronounce as absurd all the talk of the belligerency on the part of Japan towards the United States in regard to the Hawaii islands question. They Have Names. Atlanta, July 28.—Governor Atkin son will have a hearing of the Ryder lynching tomorrow. The Ryder brothers have secured evidence and will name some of the members of the mob. j Professor Slays Preacher. Montgomery, Ala., July 28—Rev. Mace Coleman was killed by Prof. Patterson today at the Baptist con gress session there. No reason for killing is stated. Will Hear the Motion. Macon, July 28.—Judge Speer has decided to hear tlie petition for a re ceiver for the Southern railroad on August 16. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THREE CITIES NOW LINKED BY WIRE. Brunswick, Savannah and Jackson ville Talk with Each Other. THEY HEARD A HOMED MILES. Everybody Can Talk to the Two Cities Without Charge Until Monday. Savannah and Jacksonville enter tained Brunswiok over the long-dis tance telephone line yesterday. Brunswick had been entertaining these two oities for the past two days, and yesterday it was Brunswick’s opening and Brunswick’s turn. District Inspector Bawsel, of the Bell company, was here to superintend things and Manager Haley had thirty six telephones arranged in the Rifle men’s armory for the entertainment of the invited guests. There was no scaroity of people who wanted to hear the concerts provided for Brunswick by the telephone men of the other cities, and the thirty-six phones were rapidly put in use. Indeed, it was necessary to have three or four differ ent sittings, those who had heard sev eral selections giving way for those who came later. Savannah was heard from first, and Manager Polk, of the Savannah ex change, announced that be had a man dolin and guitar duet as the first num ber on his program. The duet was plainly heard and much enjoyed. Sa vannah also treated to some excellent instrumental music from Mr. a’Becket and a pretty song by Miss Colding. The latter wab especially well received and encored. Jacksonville had an entertaining program, including vocal selections by the Western Union messenger boy quartette, piano duets and an enjoy able rendition of “All Coons Look Alike to Me,” bv a well known vocal ist of that city. All the selections were very distinct and the perfect work of the line was a matter of congratulation to all con cerned. A number of conversations were held over the line duiing the inter missions in the musical program. Mr, Julius Levy had a conversation with his father, Mr. B. 11. Levy, the latter telling his son to “let him hear from him three times a day, but to pay the tolls at the Brunswickend of the line.” Hon. J. J. McDonough, speaking to Mr. Harry Barkuloo, wanted to know if anybody in Brunswick used Pears’ soap, and Mr. W, B. Stillwell said that if he could be guaranteed freedom from misquitoes he would move to Brunswick. The line is now formally opened for business, and conversation can now be carried on between Brunswick and Jacksonville, Savannah, Fernandina and St. Augustine. The advantage of this connection in facilitating busi ness ameng these cities is a great one, and the line will no doubt be liberally patronized. In a few days it will be possible for subscribers to get the long distance connection from their private phones. Manager Haley will be glad to fur nish connections on the long-distance line free of charge to the citizens gen erally until next Monday. After that date, the charges will be required. This line, just completed, is but the beginning of tbe extension of the Bell lines in this state. In a short while the Georgia lines will have connec tion with the American lines, which will include all the important cities in the United States. Negro Suioidesf Albany, Ga., July 28.—Henry White, a negro, committed suicide this after noon by taking morphine. 111 health W&B tbe cause.