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THE BRUNSW ICK TIMES.
VOLUME 8, NO. 193. The Times Can Put Your Advertisement Where It Will Do the Most Good. Have You Tried The Times? WHEAT THIELES TO NINETY-FIVE. All the Buoyancy Out of it When the Markets Opened. MADE SLIGHT RECOVERY LATER. Flour Up Fifty Cents per Sack in London. Wheat Finally Worked Back to 99 1-2. Chicago, Aug, 23. —All buoyancy was out of wheat when the opening bell rangonthe regular board. The highest point touched in initial trad ing was for September, the exact quotations at which the market closed Saturday. Sales at the opening were all day down to lc lower to 98}£o for September, and in a few minutes were being recorded at 97c and even at 96j£c. Enormous quantities of wheat were on sale in every direction. It was hard to sell, the buyers being rela tively lost. It looked as though many of the holders were availing of the ad vancement to realize profits. The lowest point reached was 95c for September wheat, a plunge of 7 1 .<0 from the highest point. On ’change corn was sympathetic and regular trading was at 33c and all the way down to 31c for September. It ap peared at 333.3 c on curbs. After the opening rush to sell there was some recovery, and at 11 a. m. September wheat was back to 98c and September corn to 32 3 gC. So much September wheat was held that it looked as though the bull crowd had distributed orders and people found it so bard to sell September option that they turned around and sold Decem ber wheat as a hedge. The bull crowd took up the market again after the first 30 minutes and continued strength at Liverpool had a steadying influ ence. Gradually the price worked up to 99‘-gc for September and fluctuated between that price and 08c. The tone wae decidedly nervous at the close, the official closing figures were wheat 9tic for September, a net loss of 3blc a bushel compared with the close of Saturday. September corn closed at 81c. FI.OUR IS III'. Paris, Aug. 23, —Flour imes a sack at Marseilles Saturday and a further rise is expected, although impending arrivals from New York and Buenos Ayres are expected to check the rise. IN SOUTH AMERICA. Buenos Ayres, Aug. 23.— 1 t is offici ally announced that a very large crop of grain is anticipated Jn the Argen tine Rebublic, the area under cultiva tion covering larger amounts than ever before. COTTON AND THE BULLS. Great Excitement Marked the Opening of the Market. New York, Aug. 23.—The opening call on the cotton market was attended with great excitement. The shorts were panic strickeu by the large num ber of bull orders and the sharp ad vance in Liverpool. The crop is now also decidedly bull ish, too much rain in the southern states and Mississippi valley having done massive damage, while worms in different sections are said to be infest ing staple greatly to its detriment. The market opened irregular, with trades in different parts of the ring, showing a range of 2( 3 points. Au gust opened at 13 points higher, Sep tember 10, October 22 and November 27. The rest of the lint showed an advance of 2-1 to 2G points. Over 25,- 000 bales changed hands on the call and 31,000 transactions, aggregating 56,000. The Weather, Atlanta, Aug. 23.-Fair Tuesday. TRIAL OF PHILIP LIETGERT. Thero Will Be Hard Work to Secure a Jury to Try the Case. Chicago, Aug. 23.—After two pre liminary hearings and three mouths’ confinement in the county jail, Philip Lietgert, the rich sausage manufac turer, was put on trial charged with the murder of his wife, before Judge Tuthill in tbe criminal court today. The big sausagemaker has declared to his attorneys, Judge William A; Vin cent and Albert Phaelan, that be de sired no further delay. Both state and defense phophesy that 1,000 ve niremen will be examined and that the week will pass before twelye men who are acceptable to both sides are found. Then the trial will begin in earnest. The theory ot the state is that Liet gert induced his wife to accompany him to his sleeping apartment in the factory and there strangled her. Then it is thought he took the body to the basement and immersed it in a vat filled with a solution of caustic pot ash, heated to the boiling point. What remained of the body after this pro cess, it is alleged, was gathered to gether and thrown into the furnace of one of the factory boilers. Tbe state has made several experi ments in support of this theory. Liet gert’s attorneys will also experiment with crude potash and from the re sults they hope to successfully combat tbe testimony adduced by the state in the investigation of a cadaver placed in a solution similar to that found in the vat at the factory where Mrs. Lietgert,’s body is alleged to have been placed. The cadaver used by the state, say the attorneys for the de fense, was several days old. In it there was not the resisting power of nerves and muscles as in a body just deceased. While the trial is in pro gress detectives all oyer this country and Germany will be searching for Mrs, Lietgert, who is reported to have been seen in various places since her husband’s arrest. When you buy flour get the best. J. E. Moore has just put in a fresh lot of Kob Roy, Nabob and Jack Frost. He bought it to sell. THE MARKETS. Quotations By Telegraph for The Times’ Commercial Readers. Paine, Murphy A Co.’s Stock Letter. Savannah, Aug. 23.—The stock mar ket today continued in a more pro nounced manner tlie movement to re covery which set in at the end of last week. The dealings were on a con siderable scale and there was increased variety in the number of different is sues dealt in. Paine, Murpliy & Co.'s (train Letter. Savannah, Aug. 23. —The response of Liverpool this morning to the ad vance made here Saturday, the buying tever carried over from last week and the newspaper reports regarding the strong situation existing everywhere and the opinion of grain men gener ally that the rise is legitimate and warranted created a bullish feeling be fore the opening, and curb prices for September were quoted as high as 102, >£. Paine, Murphy & Co.’s Cotton Letter. Savannah, Aug. 23.—Judging from the course of the market this forenoon the public is just awakening to the fact that cotton is the cheapest article on the speculative list and that prices have been depressed unduly in view of existing conditions. The trading this morning has shown general ac tivity and fluctuations have been wider than for a long time. Chicago Quotations. Paine Murphy A Co.’s Quotations. Wheat- Open. High. Close. September.... 99 1-2 JHI 1-2 9<> December..... 1 oo l oo 95 a-4 Corn— September.. . 33 December. ... 35 oats-- September— '22 22 1-4 19 1-8 December 22 22 1-4 20 1-4 Pork-- September -. 880 8.87 8.85 December 9.00 9 05 8.75 Lard-- September ... 47' 4■> 4.65 October 4 75 4 80 4 70 Sides— September 5 b o -ji 0.20 October 5.40 5.40 5.25 BRUNSWICK, GA.. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, 1897. PRESIDENT TELLS OF HIS GOOD TIES. McKinley Makes an Expression on the Causes of Prosperity. PROTECTION AND SOUND CURRENCY, Many Mills in New England Resumed Operations After Long Idleness. New Vork, Aug. 23.—President Mc- Kinley today expressed liimself for the first time on the era of good times which seems to have dawned upon the country. The president said: “The present boom in the west is due partly to large crops and partly to the high prices caused by the fail ure of the principal crops in Europe. “With the restoration of confidence will conle the general restoration of prosperity. “I note that many mills in New England today resumed operations on full time. The present boom will con tinue and all the people will soon re alize that a protective tariff and a sound currency will insure prosperous times.” THEY ARK RESUMING. Boston, Aug. 23. —Many New Eng land mills, which have been idle for months and years, started today on full time. MINUS A MARSHAL. The Interesting Predicament of the State of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 23.—The state of Alabama finds itself today in the unusual predicament of baying no United States marshal. The commis sion of United States Marsbal Tisdale, for the middle and southern districts of Alabama, expired yesterday, and it is now the opinion of lawyers that there is now no marshal. Mr. Tisdale resigned in July, but at the request of the attorney general he has continued in office, but be is of the opinion that, his commission hav ing expired, he cannot discharge the duties of the oflioe unless he is reap pointed and makes anew bond. FOR DEATH OF RUIZ. Sherman's Request to Spain Was Mild- Mannered Enough. Madrid, Aug. 23.—The Duke of Te tuan, minister of foreign affairs, de clares that the claim presented by the United States in connection with Cuba is a demand tor the payment of on indemnity to Mrs. General Ricardo Ruiz, an American citizen, who met his death in jail at Guanabacoa under suspicious circumstances, and is couched in pacific language. Captain General Weyler, it is fur ther announced, has not resigned, but the governor will shortly consider the results obtained by the campaign in Cuba. Fate of a Seducer. Atlanta, Aug. 23. —In Talbot county yesterday afternoon E. E. Lowe wa9 discovered by C. R. Womble in a com promising situation with his daugh ter. Womble fired on Lowe, but missed. Lowe ran, but Womble pur sued, and coming up on him, beat his brains out with a rock, killing him instantly. He then went to Talbotton and surrendered himself. Both are prominent farmers. His Head in Pork. ♦ Rahway, N. J., Aug. 23.—Word has reached here that a head supposed to be that of Quidensuppe, who was re cently murdered in New York, lias been found in a newly opened barrel of pork. RAIN WAS ABSENT; RACES OCGERRED. The Events Pulled off on the Boulevard Track Yes terday. NIGHTENGALE WINS THE MEDAL. But, in the Two Mile Championship, Riders Failed to Finish in Time—The Various Runs. The long-deferred bicycle raepe, which have been the object of the special enmity of the elements since they were first proposed, occurred yes terday afternoon on the boulevard track near Windsor park, under a threatening sky that kept many in tending spectators away. There were not many entries. Tom Wrench, who was looked upon as a probable winner, refused to enter, and the only adult riders in the lists were Will Nightengale, holder of the St. Simon championship, and George Ralston. The events were as follows: One mile novice—Won by Gustave Anderson. Time, 2.55. Quarter mile dash—Won by Will Nightengale. Time,4o seconds. Quarter mile boys—Won by Scho field Franklin. Eighth mile boys—Won by Scho field Franklin. Time, 20 seconds. One mile dash—Won by Will Night engale. Time, 2.423a. In the two-mile championship, there were two entries, Will Nightengale and George Ralston. The riders seemed to be in bad form and out of wind. Neither finished in the limit of time required, and were ruled out. The event was therefore called off. Nightengale, having won two out of three events, was awarded the hand some medal, which has been on exhi bition at the store of Kennon Mott for some time. While the spectators did not see as much racing as they expected, they expressed themselves as thankful that they did not get wet. CLIFTON AGROUND. Savannah's Handsome Passenger Steamer is in Trouble. Savannah, Aug. 23.—The handsome steamei Clifton is aground in the new cut just back of Venus Point, and from all reports will probably remain there until it is gotten off by some thing more substantial than a high tide. From what those who have seen the boat say, it is in not over two feet of water at low tide and her nose is stuck fast in the mud. The Clifton stuck yesterday after noon en route from Savannah to Dau fuskie island. It was loaded with passengers, the great part of whom are still on board. When the vessel stuck Capt. Beach was at the wheel. He was trying to make a short cut to the island and figured on having more water in the channel than was really there. THEIR ANNIVERSARY. Uniform Rank Pythians Will Celebrate the Occasion on August 30. August 30 is the anniversary of the organization of the Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias. It is a day al ways celebrated by divisions of the order. The Oglethorpe division will com memorate the occasion by an exhibi tion drill and inspection. Major L. H. Ilaym, or someone designated by him, will conduct the inspection. The occasion will he notable on account of the fact that Adjutant Emmett Tay lor will make his flrst appearance in full regalia. Interesting local matter on third page. THE TANK COVERS. Leonard Says He Will Do the Work for Four Hundred. The Light and Water company is expected to begin the work of cover ing the reservoirs in a few days, in compliance with the order of Judge Speer. The negotiations for the purchase of the light and water works by the city are in statu quo. Nothing definite has been done since the offer of the bond holders to sell the plant for $225,000. Of interest in this connection, is the fact that although it was claimed that the cost of covering the reservoirs would be in the neighborhood of sl,- 500, Attorney Dunwody, who repre sented the city before Judge Speer in the recent hearing, carried an affi davit from Contractor J. B. Leonard of this city, saying that he would do all the work necessary for S4OO. Attorney A. J. Crovatt, represent ing the receiver, said yesterday that the receiver and his legal representa tives had no desire to oppose the cov erings of the reservoirs, but simply doubted the wisdom. “It will be found,” said Judge Crovatt, “that the condition of the water will be such, after the tanks are covered, that the demand will soon be made that they be again uncovered.” The tanks will be covered with wood, in accordance with the letter of the city ordinance. SAD END OF A HOLIDAY. Little Francis Shepherd Passes Away at the Oglethorpe Hotel- There was a sad death at the Ogle thorpe on Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock, made particularly so by the fact that the bereaved family was en route for a holiday season at St. Simon. On Saturday morning, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Redick, of St. Louis, Mr. Sheph erd, of Atlanta, and his three little sons, Norman, David and Francis, ar rived at the Oglethorpe. They ex pected to leave to leave at once for St. Simon, but, when they arrived, little Francis was so ill that he had to be confined to bed. Dr. Hugh Bur ford was called in, and found the lit tle patient in convulsions, caused from eating a large quantity of fruits, nuts, etc. All that was possible was done, but the boy grew rapidly worse, passing away at the time stated above. The remains were taken to Atlanta on the Southern’s Sunday night train. The deceased was 5 years old, a bright and promising young fellow, and the grief of the relatives was very affecting. THE BOND ELECTION. Next Friday Is the Day for it—Opponents Working Hard- Next Friday is the day set for the election to determine whether or not Glynn county will issue bonds to the amount of 140,000 for the purpose of erecting anew courthouse. The opponents of the bond issue have been working for the past ten days, preparing to give the advocates of the new courthouse a bard fight on that day. They have been working on the registration lists, and claim they have enougti men pledged eitherto vote against the bonds or to stay away from the polls to defeat the purpose of the county commissioners and of the good citizens who believe that the courthouse ie is an absolute necessity. The friends of the bonds are not saying much, but, it is believed, are doing earnest work.” Work Still Off. Contractor Eastmore, of the Cum berland jetty work, is in the city. The suspension of the work continues, pending a settlement of the differ ences between the Cumberland Island company and the Bunkley heirs, In the meantime Mr. Eastmore is em ploying his spare hours in building a wharf for the Cumberland route at Cabin Bluff. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. WILL THE STATE TAKE THE PASSAIC? A New Phase Put on the Siz zing Strife of Gentlemen *■ Sailors, MOOR HER IN NEUTRAL WATERS. To Put Her Out of Reaoh of the Jurisdiction of Brunswick and the Aspirings of Savannah. Mill the state of Georgia take the monitor Passaic and remove her from the jurisdiction of Brunswick and the aspirings of Savannah? An article In yesterday’s Constitu tion puts an entirely new phase on the vexed question of which city snail have the old war craft. The monitor is now and has been since she was brought to Brunswick in the custody of the state government. She was loaned to the state by the na tional government, and the governor can direct where she can be placed. The idea of the governor adopting he roic treatment ta cure the Ills which the Georgia Naval Militia is heir 4o by placing the bone of contention in neutral waters is an unique one and created much talk in Naval Militia circles yesterday. The article in the Constitution is as follows: “It may be that the state will have to seize the monitor Passaic and bold the old gunboat in neutral waters until the troubles between the Savan nah and the Brunswick reserves can be adjusted. “As it is now Savannah claims that she has authority to take the Passaic and holds this right through the re port of the officers of the Wilmington and the decree of the war departmont. “This lias aroused the ire of Bruns wick and the organizations declare that they will not yield to the demand of the Savannah troops. Feeling in both places is high and it may be that the state department will have to in terfere by seizing the Passaic or in some way taking radical action. There is no saying what the result will he. “The commanding officer of the Sa vannah troops has put his case in the bands of an attorney. He holds the position that he has been maligned by the statements of the Brunswick peo ple in that they charge that he repre sented the Glynn county reserves in a bad light upon the return trip to Sa vannah. Just how the case will be called up to the courts is not known, but Lieutenant Golding is wratiiy over the reports which he claims have been instigated by the Brunswick troops, and he declares his intention of even ing up. “Between tlie two organizations just now matters are sizzing, and the citi zens of the two places are waiting eagerly for the next move. “This is the condition which will he presented to the governor, and it is said that he will he called on to inter vene in some way. Some claim that he will issne an order disbanding the whole organization of naval reserves, but this is hooted at by those familiar witli the conditions. They do not say, however, what step will he taken to bring about more peaceful relations. “More interesting than any other feature o* the light just now is the claim made by both cities for the Pas saic, but it is safe to say that Savan nah will not get it without a real bat tle and real bloodshed. “The case has assumed an unique condition and there is no saying the result.” Closed for Repairs. Taylor’s mill was closed down yes terday to allow repair work on the boilers. Operations will he resumed tomorrow morning. The Bay Iron Works force is atteudiug to the re pairs.