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THE BRUNSWICK TIMES.
VOLUME 8, NO. 213. Every Day Brings Good News for Brunswick. Don’t Be an Idler. Do Something for the Town. TRAINS COLLIDE, TWENTY-FIVE DEAD, A Terrible Accident Occurs on a Colorado Rail road. THE DETAILS MOST APPALLING, AU the Killed Not Yet Known—Passengers Hemmed In —Worst on Record in That State. Newcastle, Col., Sept. 10.—The most disastrous railroad wreck that has happened in Colorado occurred at 12.15 o’clock this morning a mile and a half west of this town. The Denver and Rio Grande passenger train No. 1, westbound, collided with the Colorado Midland stock train going east, wreck ing both engines and several cars in both trains. Shortly atter the collis ion tire broke out in the ruins. The mail, baggage, and express cars, smok ers, day coaches, and tourist sleeper were burned. A number of passengers who were not killed outright, but who were penned in the wreck and could not be extricated, perished iu the llames. There were about 200 pas sengers on board. It is estimated that 25 were killed and as many more bruised, scalded, and burned, of whom six are likely to die. The accident occurred at the worst possible puiut. Two minutes was the running time and they could have avoided a wreck as each engineer could have seen the approach of the other train. The trains collided on a curve around the mountain and there was no opportunity even to slack the speed. The Rio Grande junction road on which the wreck occurred is a joint track operated by the Denver and Rio Graude and Colorado Midland, 77 miles long from Newcastle to the Grand junction, connecting the two roads with the Rio Grande Western. On the road west of the Grand river nearly all the way are high bluffs on one side of the track and a stream on the other, it being 20 feet below the surface of the track, Passengers in the day coach fared the worst. Out of 29 people in that coach only six are known to have es caped. Engineer Ostrander went down with his hands on the lever. Fireman Holland of the passenger train was so badly hurt (hat he died. Engineer Gordon of the passenger train may live,although badly injured. Jlincs, the Midland fireman, was also badly hurt that he cannot recover. James Keenan, a postal clerk, will not live until noon, the doctors say. Frank P. Mannix, editor of the Victor Record, was a passenger on the Den ver and Rio Grande train. “1 was in the smoker when the col lision happened,” he said, “and was jammed down in a seat. 1 saw day light on one side and managed to pull myself out and with the help of Brake man Daniels helped to pull three peo ple from the wreck. At the time of the collision the tank under the engine exploded and set fire to the train. The scene was awful—mail, baggage, smoker, day coach, and tourist sleeper were burned. Only the rear Pullman and private cars are remaining on the track.” Mannix is of the opinion that 10 are dead and burned. It is impossible to obtain a full list of the dead and injured. The follow ing is a partial list of the dead : Mrs, Alexander Hartman and two children of Ilersher, 111. Engineer Ostrander. Robert Holland, fireman. Charles Leiper, Leiper, Pa. James Keenan, postal clerk. Having a Hot Time- New York, Sept. 10.—Reports from all the states east' of the Mississippi received at the weather bureau today says that this is one of the hottest September days ever recorded. SLIPPER OF FACES. A Mysterious Negro Whose Life is in Serious Danger. Atlanta, Sept. 10.—Much excitement prevails at Athens, the seat of the University of Georgia, over the strange performances of a negro who rushes upon and strikes ladies on the street without any provocation. Five ladies have been attacked in this way in the last two days—three Wednesday night and two last night. Among the latter is the wife of Mr. S. G. McLendon, of Thomasville. All these ladies give the same description of the negro, but so far all efforts to locate him have failed. Fifty armed men searched the town last night and today several hundred are out looking for the mysterious assailant. Between thirty and forty negroes have been taken before the ladies who were struck, but none has proved to be the guilty one. Tonight the police force will be quadrupled and if the negro repeats his performance he is not likely to live long, as public in dignation is at fever heat. Today the ladies of the city are staying indoors, being afraid to venture on the streets. ANOTHER FIGHT? Corbett Willing to Meet Fitzsimmons for Twenty Thousand. Wheeling, W. Va., Sept. 10.-x- Champion James J. Corbett, who is here today to play ball with the Wheeling team, has just received a telegram from Chicago informing him that the Northern Tulaue club of New Orleans offers f20,000 for the contest between Corbett and Fitzsimmons. Corbett authorized the Associated Press to say that he accepts the offer and wilt await Fitzsimmons’decision . THE MARKETS. Quotations By Telegraph for The Times' Commercial Readers. Paine, Murphy & Co.’s Stock Letter. Savaunah, Sept. 10.—The stock mar ket was active and strong today, with great variety in the issues traded in. More favorable weather news from the corn belt, the good influence of St. Paul dividend declaration yesteiday and excellent returns of car move ments gave buoyancy to the grangers. Burlington rose above par, gaining about 2 per cent, on reports that com pany’s August gain in gross earnings would surpass all previous expecta tions. Paine, Murphy & Co.’s Grain Letter. Savannah, Sept. 10.—There is really very little to say today about the wheat market from a news stand point. News from the other side was rather scarce, about the only thing of interest received being a report that it was quite certain the French import duty would be reduced somewhat. Foreign markets were firm, Liverpool, Paris and Antwerp showing an ad vance of from % tocents per bushel. The trading here was largely on the scalping order. The bull crowd saemed to be on both sides, supporting the market on the weak places and selling on the hard spots. Paine, Murphy & Co.’s Cotton Letter. Savannah, Sept. 10.—The character of the bureau report published at noon today fully justilled the private ad vices of damage which have been con stantly coming to hand for the past two or three weeks. The average con dition of the crop on the first instant as estimated by the department of ag riculture was 78.3 per cent, against 86.9 last month, a decline of 8.6 per cent. Chicago Quotations. Paine Murphy & Co.’s Quotations. Wheat-- Open. High. Close. December. . 98 1-8 100 9U May 98 9 8 98 1-2 97 Corn-- December..... 113 5-8 33 5-8 33 1-8 May 83 3-4 30 7-8 30 1-4 Oats-- Deccmber. 21 l-t 213-8 211-4 May , ... 24 1-8 21 1-8 24 I’ork-- Dccember.. • 8.70 8 75 8 47 October 8.45 8.45 8.40 Lard-- December 4 77 4 77 4,75 October 4.75 4.75 4.05 Sides-- September 495 4.95 4,00 , 0ct0ber....... 5.47 5.47 5.32 BRUNSWICK, GA.. SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1897. TWELVE NEW GASES IN NEW ORLEANS. The Fever is Assuming a More Alarming As pect. TWELVE CASES IN ONE BLOCK. Ocean Springs Calls for Relief From the Out side World—No Ice, No Drugs. New Orleans, Sept. 10.—Dispatches from Biloxi this morning say that the trouble that is becoming unbearable is the fact that drug stores are run ning out of medicines and no freights have been received. President Lemon j of the Biloxi board has wired Presi dent Oliphant urging him, in behalf of humanity, to see that the request for drugs is attended to. There are no new developments at Biloxi this morn ing and all prevailing cases of fever are reported convalescing. Ocean Springs reports one new case and some suspicious cases this morning, but no deaths have occurred since that of Seymour, reported yesterday. At 10 o’clock today Dr. Oliphant of the board of health announced that twelve cases reported last night on St. Cloud street in New Orleans were still sus picious. They are closely watched for further developments. The board has quarantined the square in which they exist. One of the suspicious cases reported on St. Claude street died this morn ing. Later—A death certificate has just been brought to the board of health of the death of John R. Williams, of Clouet and St. Claude streets, of con gestion of the brain due to alcoholism. News of fever death has not been ab solutely confirmed. Doctors have gone to the neighborhood. The officials have just returned from the block in which twelve suspicious cases were reported last night, and declare that none of the patients has died. Of the twelve cases two are considered very sick. The officials are yet unable to say what the fever in the neighborhood is. Meantime no pre caution is overlooked to confine the disease. Ocean Springs, Miss., has issued an appeal for help, and any contributions of money or provisions will be thank fully received and acknowledged. There are twentv-eight families in distress and the citizens have already been taxed beyond their resources. Everything in the way of relief should be sent to President R A. Vancleve of the board of health. BRUNSWICK LEADING. Dr. LeHardy Makes a Comparison of Two Ports. Savannah, Sept. 10. -The health offi cer was greatly disappointed at the tailure of council to pass an ordinance at Wednesday’s meeting abolishing quarantine fees for vessels. He had hoped the ordinance would be abol ished. He thinks it would be a great benefit to shipping to have no fees collected for quarantine services. The doctor says a comparison of the number of ships coming to Savannah with those going to Brunswick will show how sadly this city is in need of being a free port. During the time five ships reported at the Savannah quarantine 21 visited Brunswick. Dr. LeHardy will not despair in his effort to do away with quarantine tees. He will keep up the fight with the persistency characteristic of him. Official Resigns. Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 10.—Deputy Attorney General Elkin has resigned. The Weather. Atlanta, Sept. 10.—Fair tonight and Saturday. AWFUL BUNDLE OF BLOOD AND BONE. A Gruesome Piece of Evidence In troduced in Luetgert Case. NOW LOOKING FOB THE PIECES. Luetgert's Experts Watoh the State’s Ex perts—Yesterday's Proceedings at the Trial- Chicago, Sept. 10.—Shortly before the Luetgert trial opened today two muscular officers brought in a dry goods box, with its gruesome contents of bone, flesb, slime and reeking can vas. by examination of which expert witnesses for the state establish the possibility and facts of a human body having been disintegrated in the long wooden vat in tbs basement of the sausage factory. At 9:30 Luetgert entered the courtroom, closely fol lowed by the judge and jury, By the side of the prisoner were his son, Ar nold, William Charles, his friend, and several expert chemists, who will as sist Attorney Vincent in crossexam ining the expert witnesses. Prof. Delfontaine, whose examina tion began yesterday, was the first witness placed on the standby the state. The witness identified several bits of bone which he had received from inspector Schaack, asserting that the partioles were taken from the slime which was designated by being a residue sluice leading from the vat. The witness positively identified the bits of bone as human, asserting that they were portions of joints from the fingers and toes. This was one of the most important facts which the state expected to establish. NEGRO WOMAN LAWYER. The First in the Country Appears at Mem phis. Memphis, Sept. 10.—Lutie A. Little, a 23-year-old negress, with a bright, round face and an intelligent eye, en tered the court room yesterday morn ing and presented her duly authenti cated claims to the privilege of prac ticing law in the courts of Tennessee. She was admitted to the bar without question. She is the first representative of her sex of any oolor to be admitted to the bar of Tennessee. She is the only colored woman in the south licensed to practice law, and it is said she is the only colored woman in the United Statea that is a member of the bar. TO OFFER LOOKOUT. Yellow Fever Refugees May Be Invited to the Mountais, Chattanooga, Sept. 10.—City officials are considering the question of invit ing refugees from the infected yellow fever districts to come to Lookout mountain. It is said that the disease cannot exist at that elevation and that it would be the part of humanity to provide a place of refuge for the fright ened southerners. The lleeing citizens could be taken straight to the mountain without change of cars. Several buildings for their occupancy are available. WILL ONLY SING ONCE. Mary Anderson Will Appear in the Cause of Charity. London, Sept 10.—Mrs. Antonio F. de Navarro (Mary Anderson) tele graphed to the Associated Press say iDg that the statement to the effect that she may appear on the concert platform in London this autumn is absolutely false. Mrs, Navarro adds that her only ef fort in this direction will be in singing one evening in a small village for charity. WHO WILL SUCCEED HIM? Good Man Wanted to Take the Presidency of the Board of Education ■ Mr. M. Isaac’s retirement as presi dent of the board of education, which he positively declines to reconsider, leaves a place vacant that ought to be filled by the city council with their best judgment. The head of the county and city educational affairs is a most important post, and a good man is wanted for the discharge of its duties. There was considerable discussion yesterday anent the resignation of Mr. Isaac, and also no little specula tion concerning his probable suc cessor. It is very probable that the council will elect a member of the board at the next meeting, and that one of the present members will be promoted to the presidency. The present board of education is composed of the following gentlemen : J. L. Beach, Edwin Brobston, H. T. Dunn, C. H. Thompson, Alexander Livingston and James D. Gould, with Mayor Owens Johnson as ex officio member. It is probable that a suc cessor to Mr. Isaac will be selected from among the good material in this list. Mr. Beaoh and Mr. Brobston are prominently mentioned by public rumor as the most probable success ore. The duties of the presidency are pe culiar and require special gifts and much time and attention. Will Be Here Often. It is stated that the new gunboat Nashville,which was in port on Thurs day en route to Jacksonville, will spend the greater part of her time be tween this port and Jacksonville. She will probably call in here often, and remain several days at a time. The presence of two suspected tugboats in this port, and also the proximity of the Dauntless explains the intentions of the gunboat. Work Has Begun. Work has been begun by Contractor Mann on the handsome cottage for Joseph Pulitzer, owner of the New York World, at Jekyl island. The new cottage is being erected adjoin ing the cottage formerly occupied bv the milliouaire journalist. The new SIO,OOO stable is also in course of con struction. First Baptist Church. Walter M. Gilmore, pastor. Preach ing Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Baptist Young People’s Union at 10 a, m, Sunday school at 4p, m. Subject of morning sermon, “The Wilderness Life.” Subject of evening sermon, “Murmurings or Contentment, Which?” At First Methodist. Sabbath services at First Methodist church at 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. All cordially invited. Subject of the pas tor’s morning sermon will be “The Revival We Need.” Sunday-school at 4:30 p.m. AU welcomed. TAKE A TOWN. The Cubans Make a Successful Attack Spaniards Excited. Madrid, Sept. 10,—The news of the capture by the Cuban insurgents of the town of Victoria de las Tunes, in the province of Santiago de Cuba, has caused great excitement. The cabinet ministers have been summoned to meet this evening to consider the situation. Mail for the Klondike. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 10.—Final prep arations are being made by the local postal authorities for sending off to morrow the first mail for the Klondike region, this being dispatched to Daw son City. It goes by steamer to Ju neau and Dyea. From Dyea it will be transported to Dawson City. This mail will depart once a month from now on. The first mail will be only letters, as will also the others during the winter. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. LOST HER HDSBAND; WOMAN SUICIDES. Mrs. Lorrient, of Tampa, Took Rough on Rats for Troubles. HER HUSBAND IAS SIGBDERED. The Widow Beoame Despondent and Killed Herself—Three Orphans ■ Left. Tampa, Fla., Sept. 10.—Mrs. Cor nelia Lorrient died this morning from the effects of a dose of "rough on rats,” taken with suicidal intent. Mrs. Lorrient was a comparatively young woman, of handsome and com manding appearance. About four years ago her husband, who was a Greek, was killed, and Tom Swayne was tried for the murder and con victed. He was given a life sentence but escaped from jail. In attempting his capture, Tillett Whiddeo, a man now famous in the criminal annals of the state, killed Swayne. For a number of years Mrs. Lor rient has lived in the Garrison, and has conducted a small dairy. It is be lieved that she became despondent and decided to end her life, leaving three little children, two boys and one girl, to fight their way alone in the world. The oldest child i3 only 8 years old. She took the deadly poison last night and her condition was discov ered and a physician summoned to her bedside. His efforts to relieve her were successful and he left her all right, but it seems that later she took another dose and died this morning about 6 o’clock. FOUR HOUSES BURNED. There Was No Water, All Surrounding Porperty Was at the Mercy of the Flames. Four frame dwelling-houses on Lee street, near the corner of L street, were_totally destroyed by tire yester day morning between 8 and 9 o’clock. Eut for the hard work of the fire men, the flames would undoubtedly have been communicated to the ad joining houses, and the whole locality, which is thick with similar buildings, swept. The firemen had to do their work without water. The stream which flowed from the neighboring hydrant was barely strong enough to creep through the hose, and was of no value whatever in fighting the flames. Un der such disadvantages, it was impos sible to save either of the four houses. The houses were the property of Mr. J. J. Lissner, and were occupied by negro tenants. Many of the house hold effects of the occupants were saved. The occupants of the houses in the neighborhood moved out their belongings, and all the surrounding open spaces were littered with furni ture, bedding, etc. The absolute failure of the water supply was a very dangerous discre pancy, and ought to be investigated. The houses were insured for $l5O each, in companies represented by Mr. H. H. Harvey. Come tc Brunswick. The Dalton Citizen is kind enough to remark : “The Citizen has heard of several who think of going to Florida this winter to spend the cold months. They should go to Brunswick. They will find as delightful a climate and then it is but a night’s ride from Dalton. The Oglethorpe hotel is as good as they will find in Florida and as cheap.” Inspection Ordered. Col. Varnadoe has issued an order to the different companies of the Fourth Regiment, requesting the com pany commanders to hold an official inspection of their respective com mands on or before September 25.