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VOLUME 8, NO. 22).
The Delay in Covering the Water Reservoirs Should Not Be Tolerated. Reasonable Excuses Have Been Exhaused
Greek Letter Circles at State Uni
versity Involved in
a Conflict.
The Selection of a Cotillion Club Executive
Committee Causes the Trouble.
How the Fight Stands-
Athens, Ga., Sept. 29.—There is a
decided split among several of the
fraternities ot the university of Geor
It started with the selection of a
captain of the university baseball
team, and has now reached into the
affairs of the Cotillon club, a leading
social organization of the university
A few daysßinoe the race for base
ball captain was on in earnest and
one of the leading candidates was
Reynolds Tichenor, a member of the
Kappa Alpna fraternity. When the
election came on Tichenor was de
feated and his defeat was charged up
to a combination between the Chi Phi
and Phi Delta Theta fraternities.
Now the Cotillon club, organized in
1891, is a social organization of prom
inence. I'p to last year its executive
committee consisted of three mem
bers—a Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a Chi
Phi and a Kappa Alpha. Last year
Mr. 11. C. Moreno, Phi Delta Theta,
was added to the committee.
This year the Sigma Alpha Epsilon
and Kappa Alpha representatives are
unwilling to allow the representative
of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity a
place on the executive committee, and
claim that last year’s addition to the
committee was temporary, as the con
stitution of the club calls for only
three members.
The Phi Delta Thetas say this is a
step toward paying them back for
their part in the defeat of Tichenor
for baseball captain.
The Chi Phis and Phi Delta Thetas
declare that they will pull out and or
ganize anew cotillon olub, and the
probability is that two social clubs
will exist at the university.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Kap
pa Alpha division will give a german
Thursday night. The Chi Phis and
Phi Delta Thetas will plan for a ger
man a few days later.
The Corporations Doing Business in Atlanta
Can be Taxed.
Atlanta, Sept.29—The Atlanta Home
Insurance company,the Western Union
Telegraph company, the Southern Bell
Telephone and Telegraph company,the
Southern Express company and all lo
cal insurance and building and loan as
sociations must pay the corporation
tax which the board of county com
missioners has long claimed to be due
uoder the constitution, is tbe an
nouncement that is made by the
county commissioners.
An opinion handed down by County
Attorney Luther Z. Rosser, who has
had the question under consideration
for a number of weeks, has caused this
move to be decided on. The question
was referred to him by the board of
commissioners early in the summer,
and he has made an extended and
thorough research of the law regulat
ing the levying and collection of tax.
Beginning of tbe End.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 29.—One hun
dred miners went to work in the Des
Moines district yesterday, practically
beginning the end of the local strike.
September 1 nine hundred men struck
for a dollar scale, and a few days later
agreed on 85 cents. The men who re
turned to work will be paid the usual
fall advance of ten cents on seventy
cents October 1.
He Promises to Help Settle the Street Car
Chicago, Sept. 29.—Mayor Harrison
has agreed to use his influence in set
tling the difference between the Chi
cago city railway company and its
employes in the hope that the threat
ened strike may be averted. A com
mittee of street car employes called on
the mayor yesterday and urged him to
assist them in bringing about an ami
cable adjustment of the differences be
tween the men and the street railway
company officials. The committee told
the mayor they wished to avoid a
strike if possible.
The mayor promised to use his influ
ence, and later in the day invited
President Wheeler, Supenntendent
Bowen and Attorney Grinnell, of the
city railway and representatives of
the employes’ union to confer with
him Thursday.
But Atlanta’s Yellow Fever Patient is Still
Very 111.
Atlanta, Sept. 29.—The condition of
little Carrie Fleming, who is sick with
yellow fever at 119 Auburn avenue, is
an improvement on what it was yes
terday. The child is still very sick,
however, and nothing definite •can be
given in regard to her case.
Dr. Obnstead paid her his regular
visit today and found her to be im
proving. She is receiving every pos
sible attention and is able to take a
little nourishment. Those who are
nursing her are doing all in their
power to improve her condition.
Tennessee’s Commissioner Against Patroniz
ing the Seed Growers.
Nashville, Sept. 29.—John T. Essary,
state commissioner of agriculture, has
oalled a meeting of farmers here to
day to form a state organization, the
object of which shall be to devise some
plan by which the people of the south
will grow their own field and garden
seed, and thus avoid the expenditure
of several millions of dollars annually
by the southern states in the purchase
of seeds from northern seedsmen.
Delegates from other southern
states will attend.
The Special Committee Meets in Atlanta This
Atlanta, Sept. 29. —Those parties
who are interested in the penal island
plan are gathering here, incident to
the meeting of the special committee,
which occurs tomorrow.
Various measures will be brought
before the committee. It is believed
that the committee will simply present
to the general committee a schedule of
the various islands offered, with the
prices asked for each.
Get your school books at Dunn’s.
For Irrigation.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 29.—The sixth
annual session of the national irriga
tion congress will be held here. Of it
-the government gays: “The discus
sions in the national irrigation con
gress are of vital interest, not only to
the people of arid and semi-arid re
gions, but to every section of the com
mon country.” Problems of both na
tional and stat legislation are to be
Shellroad tobacco at Dillon’s.
Trying to Make Terms.
Jacksonville, Sept. 29.—The dis
mantled schooner John Paul, Captain
Anderson, which was towed into port
last Saturday moining by the tug
Three Friends, is still lying at May
port, though it is likely that the vessel
will be taken to New York for repairs.
Captain Anderson and the owner of
the tug Three Friends are now trying
to make terms whereby the vessel can
be towed north.
Clipped mixed oats at Dillon’s. ■
And Two Deaths, Make up the
Record of Yes
The Board Changes the Hour of Reports.
The Report From the Unfor
tunate City.
New Orleans, Sept. 29.—The number
of red and yellow flags indicating yel
low fever about the city is increasing,
but the disease is not growing any
more malignant than it was ten days
ago. Anew case was reported this
morning on Jackson avenue, the
fourth od that thoroughfare.
Reports were also received at the
board of health of two deaths this
morning, but the names and location
are not given out. The board of
health has decided to make its day’s
record end at 9 o’clock instead of 6
hereafter, in order to avoid as much
as possible the conflicts between offi
cial and non-official reports.
The new law requires the people liv
ing in the Tenderloin district to move
to new limits. The law was to have
been put into effect on Sept. 1, but
the city officials were enjoined from
inforcing the law. To make a possi
ble dissolution of the injunction the
city has given notice of the order to
be inforced until the fever is wiped
Five cases and two deaths are re
Tries to Kill His Sweetheart. Succeede
With Himself.
Baltimore, Sept. 29.—Michael Sim
monds, a railroad brakeman, aged 25,
shot and tried to kill his sweetheart,
Miss Jennie Long, aged 19, and com
mitted suicide when he heard the po
lice tryiDg to effect an entrance to his
biding place. The girl, who was
wounded four times, has a chance for
Simmonds had been attentive to the
girl for several months, but she would
not listen to his suit, and he went to
her home in Canton, a suburb of this
city, and after a few words with her
fired four shots from a revolver at her.
He then fled and the police located
him at the house of a friend, where he
had spent the night. When the police
entered they found the fugitive lyiDg
on a sofa with a bullet through his
First class white oats at Dillon’s.
Against Peddlers.
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 29.—The State
Medical society of this state is meet
ing here today. The presidents of all
the allopathic, homeopathic and
eclectic medical organizations and
schools in Kansas have been invited
to participate for the purpose ot join
ing hands in an effort to driye travel
ing pill peddlers and Indian medicine
showmen out of the state.
No Three-Cent Fares.
Macon, Sept. 29. —Three-cent street
oar fares may go in some places, but
they don’t go in Macon. City council
sat down on the proposed reduction
last evening by a vote of 8 to 2. Those
voting in favor of the cheap fares
were Aldermen Pearson and Jordan.
Old Newspaper Man Dead.
Chicago, Sept. 29.—Capt. Quinton
Campbell, an old-time newspaper man
of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City,
died at Cook county hospital last even
ing. He was stricken with paralysis
in the streets Friday night and never
regained consciousness.
Cheap tobacco at Dillon’s.
The Savannah Committee Reports
Officially on Brunswick’s
The Full Text of the Interesting Report Made
by the Investigating Board to the
Savannah Council.
The following is the official report
made by the Savannah investigating
committee to the city council on
Brunswiok’s sewerage. It resulted in
the adoption by Savannah of the War
ing system and the signing of a con
tract for the same:
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 28.—T0 the
honorable, the board of aldermen, city
of Savannah, Ga.: Dear sirs—ln pur
suance of your request that we should
visit Brunswick, inspect the sewerage
system constructed there and investi
gate the correctness of the report sub
mitted to your honorable body, to the
effect that the Waring system had de
veloped gome weakness there, was
proving burdensome to the taxpayers
and was not altogether satisfactory to
the city, your committee begs to re
port that they left for Brunswick a
few hours after your meeting ad
journed, and spent Saturday evening
and Sunday morning there.
We were met at the hotel on our ar
rival by the Hon. Owens Johnson
mayor; Senator Harry F. Dunwody,
ex-mayor; Hon. A. J. Crovatt, ex
mayor; Hon. E. H. Mason, ex-mayor;
Dr. J. A. Butts, chairman sanitation
committee; Dr. D. B. Atkinson, chair
man public works committee; Dr, H.
Burford, president board of health; A,
V. Wood, secretary board of health;
Mr. Charles S. Wylly, city engineer;
Mr. Green, chief sanitary inspector;
ex-Alderman Frank D. Aiken and oth
ers, with whom we discussed at length
the system and its workings, and from
them and others we learned:
That practically no complaints have
ever been made by the oitizens, ex
cepting those who did not want to
pay water rent. That the people
generally were entirely satisfied with
it. That the present trouble is with
the pumping station and not with the
sewerage system. That the cost to the
oity for repairs, since the system had
been accepted by them, some two and
a half years ago, would not exceed
S2OO to $250, and that they, in their
opinion, almost every citizen of
Brunswick indorsed it and were fully
satisfied with it so far as the house
drainage was concerned.
On the following morning we made
a personal examination of the flush
tanks, sewers, etc., which fully corro
borated and confirmed the informa
tion given us on the evening previous.
We, therefore, beg to repeat our
recommendation that the Waring sys
tem be adopted here and urge that ar
rangements be made to begin and com
plete the work with as little delay as
We have a number of letters from of
ficials and prominent oitizens of
Brunswick, indorsing the system, but
as they are all on the line as set forth
above, we don’t think it necessary to
lengthen this report by incorporating
them in it, but desire to say that they
are in the possession of your commit
tee and subject to your oall if desired.
The report was signed by T. S.
Wylly, jr., chairman ; W. W. Owens,
T. J. Davis and John W. Smith.
Goes to Edwards.
Columbus, Ga., Sept. 29.—Dr. E. F.
Degraffenreid, of this oity, has left for
Edwards, Miss., where he goes to at
tend the yellow fever patients. He
was in the great epidemic at Memphis.
Cotton seed meal at Dillon’s.
To Be One of the Attractions of Macon’s
The Macon Telegraph, in speaking
of the approaching carnival in that
city, says ;
“A bouqnet of beauties a half mile
long will be one of the attractive fea
tures of the carnival on Monday, Oc
tober 11.
“Truly it will be sweetness long
drawn out when sixty equipages,
containing more than one hundred of
Macon’s most charming ladies are
seen upon the streets in the proces
sion. Each equipage will be beauti
fully decorated and the artists’ inge
nuity and talent will be taxed in the
work of decoration.
“Mr. Azel Freeman is chairman of
the floral parade and has put bis whole
heart in it. At the meeting of the
committee Monday night it was de
cided to divide the work of getting the
ladies of Macon to consent to go into
the parade among Messrs. Azel Free
man, M. R. Rogers, and Clem Phillips,
Mr. Freeman said yesterday that he
had not seen the other members of the
committee, but that he had seen a
majority of the ladies on his
list aDd that not one bad refused to
enter the procession. Each one of
them is willing to do all she can to
make the carnival a success, and for
this reason will go into the procession
with her equipage decorated in the
best possible manner. Mr. Freeman
says the idea is to get the ladies to
state positively whether they will go
into the parade, so that they will
know exactly what to expect. All of
those he has eeen have given their
promise and that is all he wants. He
is counting positively on sixty floral
floats and says he is positive that the
number will uot he less.
Mr. Faaquh&r Here.
Mr. F. W. Farquhar, of the big Arm
of Waring, Chapman & Farquhar, and
the engineer who supervised the con
struction of Brunswiok’s sewerage
system, and who will have supervision
of Savannah’s system, arrived last
night and is at the Oglethorpe. Mr.
Tate will arrive today, and the two
gentlemen will see to it that all the
minor defects of the system are cor
Didn’t Get Them.
The steamer Tope Catlin returned
yesterday from its trip up the Satilla.
The Pope Catlin went, with Messrs.
Ernest Fleming and Luther Lamb on
board, to get a supply of men for the
Mallory line. Mr. Fleming reports
that they did not get the men.
They Arraign Silver Men and Pass a Plat
Boston, Sept. 29.—The republican
state- convention met today. The
platform stands for a Arm but moder
ate foreign policy, extension of the
merit system in civil service, and
more stringent immigration and nat
uralization laws.
The only declaration of a financial
plank is by inference in favor of the
gold standard, and consists of a rhet
orical arraignment of Bryan, Debs
and Altgeld as the exponents of free
silver. For the rest the platform
deals with state and local issues.
The state convention nominated
candidates for the state offices today.
There was a large attendance of dele
gates and the plans of the state com
mittee for the conduct of the session,
perfected at previous meetings were
carried out.
Names Delegates.
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 29.—Gov. Me-
Laurin has appointed twenty-seven
delegates to attend the waterways
convention which meets at Davenport,
la., on October 5.
The Weather.
Atlanta, Sept. 29.—Showers in south
portion; warmer Thursday afteruoon.
Fresh crackers at Dillon’s.
The Men Besieging Shippers for
Their Old
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Imported Men to Stay—Amicable Adjustment.
Lumber Men Claim a
The strike is about over. The
strikers are going baok to work or try
ing to get back to work. The lumber
men have gone baok to work, but
olaim a victory. The steamship men
are having more applications for jobs
than they can answer. The water
front has resumed its usual aspect.
When the Mallory liner Colorado
arrived yesterday there were about
200 negroes on the wharf, ready to
take a turn at the trucks. There v.as
no difficulty in getting the full force
required. “We are glad to have some
thing to do again,” said the ex-strik
The Johnston line wharves are be
sieged by large numbers of the old
men, who want work. All of the im
ported men who have proven satisfac
tory, will be retaired by Agent
Stracban. The firm will have enough
work for the imported and home men
The lumber workers claim that the
stevedores and shippers have met all
their demands, and that the strike has
been a victory to them. This, how
ever, is denied. It is stated, never
theless, that a slight advance has been
Two steamships were reported off
the bar yesterday and a fleet has sailed
for Brunswick within the past week.
The cotton is coming in rapidly and
there will be lots of work.
The leading lumber exporters also
report large fleets on the way, espe
cially for the Spanish trade.
The settlement of the vexatious
strife is gratifying to the shippers,
but more particularly to the mer
chants. For two weeks there has been
practically no negro trade. The cash
receipts at the stores have shown the
effect of the idleness of colored men.
It is understood that the men who
have come to the city to take the places
of the strikers will be allowed to re
main and given work if they want it.
The general comment is that the
strikers have behaved themselves, as a
class, very nicely, and that the strike
would have been ended in three days
if it had not been for the advice and
encouragement given, them by several
white saloon men aDd storekeepers.
Small boxes family crackers at Dil
He Will Make an Address at Woodbine on
Governor W. Y. Atkinson will be the
guest of the people of Camden county
on next Saturday.
The governor has been invited to
deliver an address on the issues of the
day at Woodbine, and has accepted the
invitation. A big barbecue will be
provided, and the people of Camden
will assemble for a day of feasting and
The governor may come through
Brunswick en route to Woodbine. A
number of Brunswick people will
probably attend.
For cheap hay go to Dillon’s.
Teaohers Busy.
Superintendent Orr and the school
teachers had another busy day yester
day. The schools will open with a
full attendance next week.
Clipped white oats at Dillon’s.

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