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Wednesday Morning 24 March 1875

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BLACKSMITHRobert Christopher begs the attention of all persons who may have any Blacksmith work to be done, and hopes they will remember that his shop can be found near George Street, between the City Hall and the M&B R.R. depot. All work promptly attended to, and satisfaction promised.

DR. L. HEINSCaters all diseases; consumption, piles, scrofula, cancer, dyspepsia, and All fevers.  Brunswick, GA Mar. 24-1y.

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            Our enterprising C.P. Goodyear, will soon ship from this port a large lot of dry saw-palmetto leaves, to a firm up North, to be made into paper.  Should the experiment prove a success a nice business could soon be built up here in this commodity.  We wish our friend good luck in his undertaking.

            The colored Public School is now in successful operation, under skillful hand of our col'd friend P.M. Middleton.

            Mr. Thos. O'Conor, Jr. on Bay street, has the largest collection of rare coins we have ever seen.  In all about seventy different nationalities.  Some of them are, indeed, curious looking. Call and see them.

 


Wednesday Morning 7 April 1875

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            We are pleased to welcome the return of our clever merchant, F.A. Fitzgerald, who has been to New York for his spring stock of goods.  He will be happy to see his friends and customers at the New You Store.

            Mr. D.J. Dillon, of our city has again embarked in the saw-mill business.  He knows "'tis flood tide". May he succeed.

 


Wednesday Morning 14 April 1875

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            Mr. Samuel Cook still improves; will soon be able to mount his crutches.  He has borne his trials like a man—without murmur.

            Read letter to Mrs. Heins from J.N. Tilden, of Peekskill, N.Y.  It seems he was under the impression that the Doctor was dead, hence wrote to Mrs. H.

            Our friend, Mr. A.G. Osgood, will soon launch his pleasure yacht; she is 26 feet long and 8 feet beam—capable of carrying 25 persons easily.  We understand he has done every particle of the work himself.  We hope he will not forget his promise to give us a sail among the first.

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            The following is the result of the election for Justice of the Peace for the 26th District, held last Saturday: J.E. Lambright—197; Thos O'Connor—41; Holland—40; Gorton—10; Harris—1.

            Medical Office of J.A. Tilden, M.A., Main Street, Peekskill, N.Y., 12 March 1875

Mrs. L. Heins:  Brunswick, Georgia.
            Dear Madam: I have known of one case of my patient's having been under the care of your late husband, Dr. Heins.  His treatment was so successful that I am desirous of testing it in the case of my own Sister, who is suffering from Cancer of the Breast.
            I have understood that Dr. Heins intended to publish his method of treating Cancer so that all who suffered from it might have the benefit of his experience.  Is this so, or what disposal has he made or is to be made of his receipts?  If they are to be had on any reasonable terms, so that I can treat my sister, please write me, and inform me how and on what conditions I can give her the benefit of the treatment.
            Hoping to hear from you at an early date, I remain
            Yours Truly, and Respectfully, J.N. Tilden, M.D.



Wednesday Morning 21 April 1875

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            We are informed by Mr. J.C. Moore, that on Sunday night last, his vegetable garden was entered by some persons, unknown, and a small quantity of vegetables, such as onions, etc., stolen therefrom.  It would seem from this that these sneak-thieves have begun their nocturnal depredations quite early in the season, and we would suggest to Mr. M. that, in our opinion, the most effectual way of preventing a repetition of the same would be to "set" for these rascals and whenever they are found inside his enclosure after night-fall to give them a cordial welcome in the shape of a heavy charge of "blue whistlers" just behind the bur of the ear.

            Mr. Geo. H. Hazlehurst is now loading a vessel at our wharf with cross-ties for the Erie Railroad, N.Y.  We learn he has a contract for supplying 20,000 per month.  They are as find a lot of ties as we have ever seen.  Business men are finding out that this is a good shipping point.

 


Wednesday Morning 28 April 1875

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SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC, UNION CELEBRATIONFor the benefit of all concerned we publish below the programme, Committees etc., of the Sunday School Celebration to be held by our Schools Wednesday May 5th:

T.G. Stacy, Marshal of the day.

GENERAL COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Methodist School—Mrs. Dart, Mrs. Ousley, and Mrs. E.J. Harvey.
Baptist School—Mrs. Houston, Mrs. Gatchell, Mr. Porter
Catholic School—Mrs. Shannon, Mrs. Stewart, Mr. M. Shannon.
Presbyterian School—Mrs. Wilder, Miss Barkuloo, Mrs. Smith.

COMMITTEE ON MUSICMrs. DuBignon, Mrs. Stevens, and Mrs. Collins, Miss Myrtle Harris, Miss Eliza Dart, Mr. W.F. Symons, Mr. Frank Harris, and Mr. Jas. Nathans.
            The Schools will meet promptly at 9 o'clock at the Methodist Church, and after singing an Anniversary Hymn will form in general procession and march to the grove selected for the purpose, (across the Railroad in rear of D.A. Moore's residence).  Parents and friends are requested to send their baskets from eight till ten o'clock to the M.E. Church, after that hour, to the grounds.
            An address will be delivered at the grove by (left blank) together with short speeches by one boy from each school.  Dinner will be served promptly at one o'clock.  The Band is expected to be present on the occasion, will lend its aid in discoursing sweet music.

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            We met, a few days since on our streets, Mr. Geo. H. Adams, a former citizen of this city, now traveling in the interest of a large boot and shoe house of Savannah, Messrs. E.A. Cobb & Co.  He has met with much encouragement, we learn, from our merchants.  If we mistake not, this firm will find in Mr. A. a very efficient Traveling Agent.

            We were shown, a few days since, a new invention, by our enterprising friend, L.D. Hoyt.  'Tis a churn of very simple structure, easily cleansed and equal to the emergency of stirring up cream.  Hunt him up milk-men, and send us a foaming bowl for telling you about it.  We do love butter-milk.

            We are pleased to see improvements in the Blacksmith shop of our colored friend, Robt. Christopher.  See his card in our columns.  Give him a call when you need anything in his line. He is every inch a blacksmith.

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            We had the honor of meeting in our office, on Monday last, Mr. Richard Grubb, editor of the Darien Timber Gazette.  He is in fine health and excellent spirits; he speaks very encouragingly of his prospects in Darien.

            A post office has been established at No. 1, M&B R.R., with Mr. J.W. Trunnel as Post Master.  Daily Communication will soon be opened up with Darien.

 


Wednesday Morning 5 May 1875

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            Some of our friends are leaving early for the North this season. Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Dexter left on the steamship "North Point" on Friday last.  Mr. D. will, however, return in a short time.  We wish for Mr. D. and lady a pleasant voyage to their Northern home and a safe return to our beautiful city by the sea.  Mr. W.A. Fuller will act as Mr. Dexter's agent during his absence.

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            Boys if you will chew gum—a dirty habit we think—go to Ed Wilder at Cook Bros. & Co., and get some, all done up in candy.  Those who have tried it say it is nice.

            Our townsman D.T. Dunn, left for New York a few days since, for a brief trip.

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            Dr. G.H. Macon is about to leave Savannah and establish himself in Brunswick.  The Doctor leaves a host of friends here, who regret to part with him.  We commend him to the good people of Brunswick, as a gentleman in every respect, and an expert in his profession.
            The above we clip from the Savannah Advertiser of a recent date.  The Doctor is now in our midst as copartner of Dr. L.B. Davis in the drug business.  Give them a call.

 

Wednesday Morning 12 May 1875

            A supposed thief was killed in Blackshear last week, by one J.W. Brothers.  It seems the chap was trying to enter the Bar-room of Mr. B. through a window, when he was shot and killed.

            Tunis Campbell of Darien notoriety was arrested a second time, recently, under the charge of false imprisonment and malfeasance in office, whilst acting as a Justice of the Peace a few years since.  The colored people of Darien undertook to rescue him; a little skirmish ensued in which several persons were shot, none very seriously, however.  The ring-leaders, we learn have all been arrested.

            We are glad to find that Mr. R.D. Meador, so long connected with the interest of the B&A R.R., is again in our midst as Assistant Superintendent of said road in place of M. Geo. L. Cook, the present incumbent.  But whilst we welcome him back, we are loath to part with Mr. Cook, who has won for himself many friends here by his courteous and gentlemanly bearing.  The above exchange goes into effect June 1st.

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            The Telegraph Line to Darien is complete.  Our young townsman Mr. John Wood took charge of the office at No. 2, where this line joins the other.  The appointment is a good one.

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            Macon colored women have a new way of getting rid of new-born babes; they tie them up in a bag and drop them down the neighbor's well.

 

Wednesday Morning 19 May 1875

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            Elder W.A. Fuller left for St. Louis on Friday last.  He will join Rev. Mr. Gordon in Atlanta and proceed with him to the General Assembly.

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JOHN CHINAMANA pretty serious affair occurred last week on Col. Pritchard's plantation.  It seems that Col. P. has a lot of Chinese laborers on his place, and one of them, the foreman, having saved up about $600 concluded to return to China.  The others rather objected to this procedure on his part and proposed dividing out the money among themselves, and to that end made an attack on him.  He defended himself manfully but was overpowered by numbers and shot and cut up quite badly, so much so that it is thought he will not recover.  Having obtained the money which he had in a pouch tied around his waist, they divided it out among themselves, thinking that it was all right.  Seven of the number are now in jail awaiting trial.
           Later-John Chinaman don't intend to make a die of it this time-so said.

ANSWERMr. J.M. Couper begs us to state an answer to our inquiry of last issue, that he is that committee of one appointed by our City Fathers to receive information touching that city money forgery, and would be pleased to learn anything that will throw any new light on the subject.  Come forward, gentlemen, and tell all you know; some links are still wanting; produce them and you will soon hear the clanking of the chains.

 

Wednesday Morning 26 May 1875

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           We are pleased to see Mr. J.M. Dexter again among us after his short trip North. Read his advertisement on first page and give him a call when you need anything in his line.

           Very many thanks to our young friend, Benj. Treadwell, for a plate of honey in the comb, sent us last week.  We don't remember ever having seen a prettier sample in our life.  Mr. T. informs us that is was taken from a "Buck-eye" box hive, which, by the way is considered inferior to no other....

           Mr. Borchardt thinks his beef is as tender and juicy as that of any other butcher, so he comes to the front with his ad in this week's issue of the Advertiser. Try him.

           See card of Dr. Allen Brown, the picture man and dentist, in today's issue.  The Dr. is prepared to take the impression of your mouth and the expression of your face.  He can be found, either at his tent on Newcastle street, or at Mrs. Griggs' Boarding House.  Give him a fair trial.

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           We are pleased to see improvements on Union street.  The house now occupied by Mr. Kimbrough is undergoing the rejuvenating process, and will, in a short time, present a neat appearance.  Who will be the next to catch the spirit of progress.

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           Mr. Willie Wiggins, of Waynesville, shot a Negro last week.  Wound slight.

           Messrs. (Richard) Walker and Hackett, of this city, seem to be busy over in Darien building churches, stores, etc. They are good workmen.

DENTAL NOTICEWilliam Noble begs leave to inform the citizens of this place, and the surrounding country, that he has again located himself in Brunswick for the purpose of practicing his profession, and is fully prepared to do any kind of work in his line.
           Parties wishing his services can be waited on at their residence.  Applications addressed to him through the Post Office will meet with prompt attention. May 19.

 

Wednesday Morning 9 June 1875

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           Simon Wright, colored, charged with cattle stealing, was sentenced by Judge Harris to imprisonment in the penitentiary for two years.

           Mr. James Postell, is now an editor.  We wish him success in his new calling and hope he will find less trouble in getting up editorials than some of the rest of us.

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HOTELWe learn through our friend Mr. D.T. Dunn who has just returned from New York, that we may expect at an early day the realization of at least one of our long cherished hopes, touching the future of our "City by the Sea."  He feels quite sure that Mr. J. Milbank and a few others with him who have recently purchased the entire interest in what is known as the "Brunswick Land Company," will very soon commence the erection of a magnificent hotel here.  We know of no single enterprise better calculated to put us forward than the above scheme.  Once we get people—monied people to spending their winters here, we may reasonably hope that they will invest their money here.  Hundreds of pleasure seekers passing by and go to Jacksonville and other places simply because we have no accommodations for them.  Tourists all admit that we have the most desirable place on the whole southern coast.  We are indeed sleeping over our rights if we do not offer every inducement in our power to secure this desirable end.  Don't despond then, friends, but let us hope for better things in the future, trusting that at an early day these gentlemen or some others of like means and business foresight will put into execution this long talked of project, and thus inaugurate the first new step looking to the future prosperity of Brunswick.

 

Wednesday Morning 16 June 1875

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           Mr. N.D. Rhodes and Miss Gussie Taylor were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock on the 16th inst.

 

Wednesday Morning 23 June 1875

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           The tool chest of Mr. J.C. Norman was broken open last week and all of the tools stolen.  The same night the A.B. Church was relieved of several things, to say nothing of the raid on various hen-roosts around town.  There seems to have been concert of action.

           The steamer "Montgomery", Capt. Faircloth, made her usual call last week.  Her cargo from this point consisted of naval stores, vegetables, etc. Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Dexter, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Cook and children and Mrs. Theressa Fitzgerald took passage in her for the North.  We were forcibly struck with one item of her freight from Florida—14,000 watermelons.  These, we learn, will average $1.00 in New York. Truck farming pays, but, as bro. Postell says, "it requires the most diligent attention."

 

Wednesday Morning 30 June 1875

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           Mrs. Kimbrough, so long identified with the school interests of our city, leaves us in a few days for another home.  She will carry with her the good wishes of many friends.

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           A young child of Mr. R. Goin, near Jesup, Ga., fell into a tub of hot water last week, and was so badly scalded that it died the following day.

           The girl who married Phil Sheridan recently sent to another lover, Capt. Brown, a ring with the following inscription: "Be satisfied."  He swallowed the ring and then cut his throat with a razor.  Cruel woman that.

 

Wednesday Morning 7 July 1875

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           Since the terrible Holyoke (Mass.) church burning, a bill has been introduced into the Connecticut legislature providing that the doors of all churches and public places of assembly shall open outwardly.  This is a wise measure.  In case of a panic there would, with outward opening doors, be no chance for the choking of the vestibules.

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           The steamer "Montgomery" left for New York on the 3rd inst., with a good freight and a long passenger list.  Thirteen took passage from here—nine from this city and four from Macon.  Mrs. Col. Collins, Mrs. C.G. Moore, Mrs. Capt. Lord, and Miss Ella Stevens were among the number.

           The following boats have been entered for the race on Friday, 9th inst.: "Jane L." by Capt. R.F. Aiken, "Henrietta" by Mr. T.F. Smith and the "Betsey" by Capt. G.A. Dure.  Tub race to take place between the starting and returning of the yachts.  A large crowd, no doubt, will be in attendance.

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           Our typo begs pardon of the young ladies of the Public School, for omitting part of the copy given him to set up in our last issue.  He did not observe, until too late, that he had left out an entire page, relating to the prizes awarded to the young ladies at the public spelling, a week ago last Friday night.  They were as follows: Miss Maggie Moore, for the best deportment; Misses Ella Robinson and Mary Houston, in their respective classes, for the best specimens of writing, and Miss Maggie O'Connor, as best speller of the evening.

           Our people turned out en masse last Wednesday night to witness the marriage ceremony in the new Episcopal Church.  The room was well filled some time before the bridal party made their appearance, all eager to catch the first glimpse of the happy pair.  The entrance of the bride's mother, leaning upon the arm of her youngest boy, was the signal for all eyes to be turned to the door, where was seen, coming up the spacious aisle, the bridesmaid and groomsman, closely followed by Mr. Wingfield and Miss Gowan.  The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Boone, according to the usage of the Episcopal Church, and was indeed quite interesting.  No doubt many of the older ones present ran back their memories to the days of their nuptial vows, and brought to mind many pleasing events connected therewith.  The ceremony over, the happy pair, with a few relatives and friends, repaired to the home of the bride, where a few hours were spent in the usual festivities of such an occasion.  The newly married couple bade adieu to all at two o'clock, and took the cars for Griffin.  They carry with them the good wishes of many warm friends.  We omitted mentioning in its proper place that the church was very handsomely decorated with flowers for the occasion.

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MARRIEDOn the 30th of June, at St. Mark's Church, Brunswick, Ga., by Rev. Thos. Boone, Mr. JOSEPH S. WINGFIELD, of Griffin, to Miss MARY ABBOTT GOWEN, of this city.

"All of a tenour be their after-life,
No day discolour'd with domestic strife;
No jealousy, but mutual truth believ'd,
Secure repose, and kindness undeceiv'd."

 

Wednesday Morning 14 July 1875

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           We learn that Mr. Henry Hudson and Mrs. Sallie Baskins were joined in holy wedlock on last Thursday night (July 8, 1875).

           We were shown a fine specimen of worsted quilt—"Uncle Tom's Cabin"—a few days since, made by Mr. Henry Cox of this city.  'Tis now on exhibition at McConn & Marlin's, and will be raffled in a few days.

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DEVIL FISHWhilst Judge Jno. L. Harris was fishing last week at Dart's Landing, he hooked one of those hideous monsters known as "devil fish".  He describes it as being about five feet in length and about six feet from tip to tip, with great huge eyes resembling goggles, protruding out of its head.  Its tail about four feet long and two inches in diameter at the body and tapering to a point.  Its arms much like its tail, and its entire body striped across with different colors.  The Judge was fishing for sheephead when the ugly monster seized his line and started off.  The sudden jerk given when the line became taut so frightened the creature that it sprang at least four feet out of the water into the air, giving Judge Harris a fair view of its proportions.  We need not add that the fishing line was snapped as easily as a thread and Mr. "Devil Fish" disappeared from view 'neath the briny waters of Wilson's Creek.  The impression made on the mind of our worthy Judge must have been strong and lasting, for he observed, after describing the entire scene to one of our city pastors, "Sir, if you had seen that monster as I beheld it, you would find no trouble next Sunday in portraying the "Old Fellow" in such glowing colors, as to arouse the hardest sinner.
           Since writing the above we have been informed by Mr. Cooper that his monster is not a devil fish but one of the same family (Ray) known as the Whipray.

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DISSOLUTIONState of Georgia , County of Glynn.  The copartnership hitherto existing between Urbanus Dart, Jr., Jacob E. Dart and William R. Dart, under the firm name of U. Dart, R., & Bros., has been this day dissolved by mutual consent, and by mutual agreement Urbanus Dart, Jr., is employed to settle affairs of copartnership.  Brunswick, Ga., July 6th, 1875.

 

Wednesday Morning 21 July 1875

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           Mr. W.F. Stewart has resigned the position formerly occupied by him, as agent of S.L.M. Barlow and N.S. Finney & Co. Mr. J.E. DuBignon will hereafter represent these parties.

           Messrs. Tufts, Cunningham, (left blank), of Savannah, with their splendid yacht, "Sunshine", visited our place last week.  These gentlemen, we learn, are taking a little pleasure cruise, and intend stopping some time with Mr. DuBignon on Jekyl.  We wish them a happy time.

           We note among improvements, this week, a new coat of paint on the residence and sample rooms of Mr. Doerflinger; new store going up by Mr. Hollister; fish market etc. being fitted up by Mr. Spear, together with other work still in progress, noted in former issue.

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           Whereas, the Methodist Church of Brunswick, Georgia desires to express its high appreciation of the kindness of Miss Myrtle Harris in consenting to perform on the organ with the choir for months past, and the deep regret of its members in parting with her.
           Resolved: That the members will ever cherish a pleasant memory of her skill as a musician and the gentle, ??? and lady-like deportment at the organ that lent an additional charm to the music.
           Resolved: That the members most earnestly desire for her all the peace, happiness, and blessing; that this world can give, and most earnestly trust that neither stone nor thorn may obstruct the pathway her gentle feet may tread.
           Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be sent to Miss Myrtle Harris, and that copies be handed to the editors of each of the Brunswick papers with the request that they publish them in the next issue of their respective papers.

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           Mr. W.W. Watkins claims to have a pair of mules, as good as ever made a track, and as nice a wagon as ever made a rut, which he wishes to sell, to change the investment.  See his ad and then go and see his team.  They are cheap.

           A new luxury is now offered our people by Mr. Geo. Spear—live fish at any hour.  He has a large fish car, and will keep them alive for his customers.  He is a deserving young man and we ask for him that support he merits.  See his card.

           Sallieton is the name of the new Post Office on the M&B R.R. at Dillon's mill.  James W. Dillon, P.M.

 

Wednesday Morning 11 August 1875

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           Mr. Wm. Doerflinger, is prepared to furnish Silver Coffin Plates, with name etc. engraved.  Should you be so unfortunate as to need such a thing, give him a call.

           Our suspension for the past two weeks, was occasioned by the illness of our young typo.  We are glad to state that he is convalescing.  We are under many obligations to Mr. J.R. Franklin, for assistance in getting out this issue.

           Under the head of improvements, we note this week; confectionery shop of F. Leben on Bay street; roof of Mr. Habersham's office at foot of George street, painted; Putnam's stable whitewashed; shell road repaired; wind-mill and water works of Col. DeBrahl; completion and trial of stave machine; side-walk to new store of L.B. Davis & Co.; public hall of J.S. Marlin, fitted up; etc., etc.  Some folks have an eye to business.  Wake no croakers!

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TRIP TO PINE BLOOM, B&A R.R.

           Through the courtesy of Col. C.L. Schlatter, Supt., of the Brunswick & Albany railroad, we were permitted a few days since to enjoy a pleasant trip over the road to Pine Bloom (80 mile post).  In company with that clever conductor, Wm. Crovatt, we left B. at 7 a.m. on the regular passenger.  The day was all that could be desired, and in a short while we found ourselves dashing along through forest and glen, "rattling over bridges and shooting under arches," looking first in one direction and then in another to see every object of interest that might attract attention.  The first object of special interest after leaving B. was the cemetery of our colored folks.
           It is indeed a pretty place and well kept.  Evidently our colored friend Jacky White makes a good sexton, if appearances be anything.  In due season we reached the neighborhood of Buffalo where crops looked green and flourishing, especially those of Mr. Fred Hazlehurst, his crop seems to have suffered very little from the drought up to this time, much less than others along the line of the road, many of which are entirely ruined, we saw many fields of corn entirely cut off, others however were more promising.  A little farther on we beheld a rare sight indeed, one truly tropical in its nature, a perfect forest of cabbage palmettos from 20 to 40 feet in height, these were visible on either side of the road for several miles.  We doubt if larger grove is to be found in this part of the world.  The palmetto log is held in great esteem by wharf builders along the sea-coast, being impregnable to the boring machine of that little insect in salt water so deleterious to wood.  Shaw's Mill (40 mile post) next came in sight.  Here we saw a degree of energy and enterprise, refreshing to behold.  In addition to his saw mill he has machinery for manufacturing laths, staves, vegetable crates, etc. and is now putting up a grist mill and a rice machine.  He is indeed a live man; no danger his people will ever starve, as long as he doesn't forget to breath.  We need a thousand more just such men along the B&A railroad.
           The turpentine farm and distillery of Messrs. McKinnon & Bro. next engrossed our attention, these gentlemen and others in the same business along both lines of roads leading to Brunswick, are doing much to keep up our steamship line.  We wish them success.  We next passed Schlatterville, named in honor of Col. Schlatter.  Here we saw one marked sign of progress, a whitewashed fence.  A few moments run from thence brought us to the saw mill of friend Aug. F. Franklin.  All hands seemed busy here as at the other mills.  Mr. F.'s residence as well as all of his out houses present a neat appearance.  We were forcibly impressed with the display of flower pots filled with rich geranium and other hothouse plants, that adorned his piazza.  The sight was truly pleasing in that great wilderness of pine trees.  Refinement and education will show themselves, although hid away in the forest, and woman, civilization's chief handmaid, will ever be found beautifying and embellishing the home where she is loved and honored.  Her mission indeed a great one.  Next on the list comes Way Cross, or "Cross Ways" as Cuffie insists on calling it.  A neat little village indeed, situated at the junction of the two roads.  Here we saw signs of life—new houses going up and others being improved.  There is not an inferior building in the place, so unlike most new towns.  Besides many tasteful residences and stores, Way Cross can boast of an elegant court house, a neat little church, a commodious academy, and a well kept hotel.  All honor we say to the vim of the good people of Way Cross. May they realize all they wish for and more besides.
           Leaving Way Cross we sped on coming first to Waresboro, the former shire-town of Ware, apparently a busy little place.  Next in order came the mill of Messrs. Hilliard & Co. where we were pleased to find everything in apple-pie order.  Next came Mr. B.B. Gray's mill, where we saw a familiar name (Jno. R. Cook) adorning the broadside of a staunch little tram-way engine, used by Mr. Gray for bringing his logs from the forest.  Next came Millwood, and then Pine Bloom where we found still another saw mill Mr. W.W. Colquit's.  Here we left the train and repaired to the residence of Mr. Richard Bennett, an old and respected citizen of that section, where we were cared for in good shape.  It would be fabulous to tell of the milk and clabber we destroyed, for these good folks.  Mr. B.'s place is on Red Bluff creek, the dividing line of Coffee and Ware counties.  He has a good farm and an excellent water mill, and will soon put up one of "Stacy's Patent Rice Pounders" for cleaning the rough rice raised in that section.  He has a fish trap connected with his mill pond, from which he can get any day of the year as many fine trout as he wishes.  The crops in this locality are much better than any other point on the road.
           We returned home the day following, having had a real good time, and now look forward to some day in the future when we hope to enjoy just such another trip.  In conclusion we would say that we consider the track of this road smoother than any other we have ever ridden over.

 

Wednesday Morning 18 August 1875

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           Another beef shop has thrown its canvass to the breeze.  'Tis kept by Mr. L. DuBignon.  Read his advertisement in this issue, and give him a call tomorrow morning.

           Messrs. L.D. Hoyt & Co. have moved into their new store on Newcastle street.  The general arrangement of things within reflects great credit upon the taste of these gentlemen.

           Our young friends, Tom and Jim O'Connor, are putting on a two story addition to their store on the Bay.  They don't intend to be put in the background, sure.  Give them a "lift", friends.

           Mr. Wm. Doerflinger has put up at his show window a novel and attractive sign—a skeleton clock, keeping perfect time.  The workmanship is indeed fine and reflects great credit on Mr. D.

           Saturday night, 10 o'clock—Soliloquy— "Well, I guess Moore and Peters has got 'them fellers. ' Four men promised me faithfully, upon their honor as gentlemen, that, if alive, they would be around to my shop tonight, and pay me some money.  They have not come.  Poor fellows; wonder how the undertakers are going to get their money!

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           Mr. Easom, the buggy painter of the firm Easom & Porter, has just returned from a visit to middle Georgia.  Send him your buggies, carriages, etc., and he will make them shine for you equal to new ones "jest from the Norrid."

(Advertisement)New Jewelry Shop.Wm. Doerflinger, formerly with Charles Doerflinger on Bay Street, has taken the room between the Davidson House and the Post Office, where he will be pleased to meet his friends and all who may wish any work done in his line.  Satisfaction guaranteed, with moderate prices.  He will soon have a select stock of fine jewelry to which he invites the attention of the public.  Give him a call, and a fair trial. June 9.

 

Wednesday Morning 25 August 1875

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MOUNTAIN MEADOW MASSACREThe substance of Jno. D. Lee's confession is that thirty Mormons, with the assistance of a large number of Indians, decoyed emigrants from their entrenchment by a flag of truce; that all were murdered except seventeen children; that the deed was done under orders of the leaders of the Mormon Church; that he took news of the massacre to Brigham Young, who deplored the transaction, and said it would bring disaster upon the Mormon people.  The statement of Lee, so far as known, only confirms previous reports in regard to the massacre.

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           Mr. A. Peters comes to the front this week with an advertisement.  He is indeed a skilled workman and worthy of public patronage.  He is prepared to furnish coffins, caskets, etc. on short notice.  Should you need such things, give him a call.

           The "Wayne Triumph" speaks of our townsman, Mr. L. Carey Marlin, as en route to the up country on business of the firm.  If reports be true, should not wonder if he forms another copartnership before he gets back.  We guess, however, that he won't dissolve the existing one with friend McConn.

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           We have noticed around town a few of those Chinamen imprisoned a short time since.  Their time being out, they have been released.

           B.W. & W.T. Wilkins will have a fine lot of Northern cabbages, onions, and Irish potatoes on the 26th inst.  They will keep the above articles constantly on hand after that date.

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           Mr. Harry Reppard, of Blackshear, has a piece of corn that will yield him fifty bushels to the acre.  He used as a fertilizer ashes from his slab-pit, mixed with lime.
           Since writing the above we had a visit from Mr. W.D. Styron of the Brunswick Lime Co., who is traveling in the interest of the same.  He speaks in glowing terms of the interest of the people throughout the State in this (to many) new fertilizer.  Numbers who gave small orders for the last season, have expressed themselves as well pleased, and will order largely this winter.

 

Wednesday Morning 1 September 1875

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COUNTERFEITING SOME CATCHING, BUT NO HANGINGFor the past week our town has been on the very tiptoe of expectation.  "Any new developments?" is the first salutation when friends meet.  The cause of all this commotion is the arrest of Mr. J. Wells, charged with being "mixed up" some way in the counterfeiting of several thousand dollars of city money, last year.  From some cause a "hearing" has been postponed until to-morrow, at which time it is hoped something tangible will come to the surface.  In keeping with the rest of our citizens, we feel more than anxious to have the matter sifted.  The public hand reaches out vigorously in several directions, striving to lay its finger on the head of the guilty parties.  In its swayings it sometimes hovers over heads evidently beyond all suspicion.  We dread the result, but want it to come-and quickly, too.  Let the guilty suffer, and lift the cloud from the rest, is what we call on all good citizens to assist in doing.

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           Amos Allen, (colored) charged with the murder of John Wimberley (col'd) near Macon in 1873, has been arrested, but will probably "go free" for want of evidence.

           Shall the old Capitol at Milledgeville be used as an inebriate asylum?  This question is worrying the minds of some of the editors in that section.

           Our state asylum at Milledgeville for lunatics seems to be too small to meet our necessities.  A larger one is talked of, but we think an extension of the present one decidedly more in keeping with the times.

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           Messrs. Moody and Sankey, the great revivalists, have returned to America.  They will resume their labors in this country, at an early day.

           The people of Illinois hold indignation meetings over the invitation extended to Jeff Davis to address them at their agricultural fair.  The people of New York state welcome with a serenade Col. Alston and Gen. Young amongst them.  Some folks stay sour a long time.  Evidently the Millennium is a "good ways" off.

 

Wednesday Morning 8 September 1875

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FURTHER DEVELOPMENTSIn our last issue we stated that Mr. J.A. Wells had been arrested, charged with being an accomplice in forgery of city money last year.  He has acknowledged the crime, and now turns "State's Evidence" against Mr. G.C. Fahm, Clerk and Treasurer of City of Brunswick, who has been arrested and is undergoing the usual preliminary trial.  We quietly await still further developments, satisfied in our own mind that the whole truth will come to the ??? soon, and the guilt rest ????.  We withhold comment until the matter is more thoroughly ???  God protect the women and children!

           The baseball fever has attacked our town last at last.  The "Young Americas" the result.  One of the by-laws of the club is that any boy who uses and oath while playing is to be kicked by two of the others.  It might be well for some of their papas to join that club.

 

Wednesday Morning 15 September 1875

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           His honor the Mayor, Warren A. Fuller, left for New York on Monday last, for a brief trip.  A safe and pleasant journey to you, and an early return to our midst.

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           We hear it whispered around that Mr. Minor will soon put in operation a grist mill wit bolting apparatus, etc., in our town, and thus put a stop, we hope, to this sending off for such things.  We believe such an enterprise, properly handled, would pay well.

           We still find improvements going on along Bay Street. Messrs. Herzog and Leben, both, have had substantial sidewalks in front of their stores.  Mr. Tom O'Connor, their next door neighbor, has caught the spirit, and will continue the same along in front of his store.  That's right gentlemen, make your places of business attractive.

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TRIAL AND COMMITTALIn our last issue we stated that Mr. G.C. Fahm, Clerk and Treasurer of our city, had been arrested on charge of forgery, Mr. J.A. Wells having turned "State's Evidence" against him.  The whole of last week was consumed in taking evidence pro and con (a full account of which can be found in the last issue of the Appeal).  There not being sufficient rebuttal offered, Mr. Fahm was "bound over" to the November term of court under bond of $5000.  In common with the rest of our community, we stand appalled, and ask can it be true?  Is there no society on our green earth free from the blight of suspicion?  Are there no robes of church or state beyond the possibility of a stain?  Whom can we trust, if such as he has proven recreant?  We still hope there may be a mistake, and that he may yet vindicate his character.  We would say to the guilty party, whoever he be, by all means own up like a man, and throw yourself on the mercy of the people, for public sentiment is not so much to punish as to spot the man.  That much they will do at all hazards.

 

Wednesday Morning 22 September 1875

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           The copartnership of L. DuBignon & Co. has been dissolved.  Hereafter Mr. DuBignon will furnish beef at wholesale to city butchers.

           Mr. G.C. Fahm, having given proper and sufficient bond for his appearance at the November term of Court, has been set at liberty.  Mr. E.C.P. Dart is now acting as Clerk & Treasurer in his stead.

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           We are pleased to see our friend Samuel Cook back again, and that he has flung his crutches to the wind.  A couple of sticks is all he now needs.

           We see improvements going on near the M&B railroad depot, by Mr. Habersham, we learn.  He is clearing away the undergrowth in front of the Hardiman house.  We wish others would follow example.

PUBLIC DRIVECome, City Fathers, what say you to a public drive?  Other places have such luxuries, why not Brunswick?  We have long had a plan in our mind's eye, but not seeing the way clear heretofore to carry it out, have not pushed it forward.  It is this: Open up a way from the shell road at a point just below Mr. D.T. Dunn's residence, across the marsh above Lieut. Risley's (there is now a road along this route somewhat used), thence along the marsh to Dart's Landing.  This would make a delightful afternoon drive, much of the way being wholly in the shade.  The work necessary for this enterprise would be very little indeed, mostly chopping and clearing away bushes.  One or two boggy places would need a slight filling of sawdust or other material.  The entire work could be done by convict labor, and without additional cost to our citizens.  What say ye, City Fathers?  Can't the plan be worked?  Give it your consideration at an early moment, and see what can be done.  We would respectfully suggest the name of Mr. J.M. Cooper, as chairman of your committee, to investigate this matter.  Any services we could render that committee would be cheerfully given.

 

Wednesday Morning 29 September 1875

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           We note improvements going on at the residence of Mayor Fuller.  Guess he is getting ready to take care of a goodly number of the delegates to the Agricultural Convention that meets in February.

           Rumor says Mr. J.H. McCollough will erect at an early day a neat and commodious office on the Bay, on lot south of B&A railroad office.  Reverses don't hold him back long, it seems.

           Col. DeBruhl, our indefatigable market gardener, not content with planting vegetables, will soon sow a bed of oysters.  Go thou and do likewise, ye who insist on folding your arms and grumbling at "the times."

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GOOD SHOOTINGOur young friend James Nelson, together with others, took a short tramp to the swamps last week in search of game.  Jim evidently knows how to handle his fowling piece, for he brought home fifty-one squirrels as his trophies.  He reports shooting down a fine deer, but failed to get him.  His "shooting iron" must be of the same stamp of one formerly owned by old man John Parker of Liberty County, who said of it, "Thar's death before 'er ef she's hilt straight."

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           Mr. Wm. Gowan of this city, now engaged in inspecting lumber at Johnson's mill on the Satilla, had his right hand severely cut by the saw last Saturday (Sept. 25, 1875), taking off two of his fingers.

 

Wednesday Morning 6 October 1875

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           Among the freaks of nature, the latest we have seen is a large yam potato grown in a conch shell.  It was found in the filed of Mr. Bob Clubb, near this city, and is now in the possession of Mr. W.W. Watkins.  A curious specimen that.

           The stave business still goes forward notwithstanding the many obstacles that have opposed Mr. Towns.  His great trouble heretofore seems to have been the irregularity of his supply of raw material.  He now has in the woods a foreman and gang of hands, cutting and shipping for him, so guess he will have no further trouble on that score.  We commend his vim and energy.

           Our young friend Billie Berry, together with a few others, went on a fishing tour down to the islands last week.  After catching about two hundred fish, Billie thought he would like larger game, so hooked himself through the thumb.  A vial of chloroform and a doctor were needed soon after he reached home.  Good thing yon joined the "Templars" lately, friend, or you might be wrongfully accused.

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           A man named Griffin was murdered and robbed near 5 1/2 C.R.R. last week.

           Mr. D.A. Moore's shoe shop was entered a short time since and relieved of two pairs of fine boots.  The thief has not been found yet, although one pair of the boots has been recovered.  They were found on the feet of a man who had them to "stretch" for another man, who "bought them from an unknown party," he himself not being in town when the theft was done.  Hard matter to catch a thief these days.

 

Wednesday Morning 20 October 1875

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           See change of legal advertisement of Mr. T.E. Davenport.  He now has associated with him Mr. W.E. Jones, formerly of Thomson, Georgia.  Any business entrusted to their care will receive their prompt attention.

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           Friend L.D. Hoyt returned last Friday, after a short trip North, looking as rosy as ever.  He tells the same old tale, "glad to get back once more—no place just like old Brunswick."

           Mr. Woodward has gone up to the Macon Fair this week to advertise Brunswick oysters.  A visit to his place of business will convince anyone that he means work and not play.

BOOTS AND SHOESWhy go barefooted or poorly shod when we have so many cobblers in town?  A third shop is now open.  See card of Mr. J.N. Blair in this issue.  He says he can put up as nice a boot or shoe as Mr. Anybody, and asks a liberal share of public patronage.  His shop is on the Bay, two doors from Nelson's.  Look for his sign—the big hanging boot.

 

Wednesday Morning 27 October 1875

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           See card of Mr. North in this issue.  He is dealing exclusively in stationery.  Keeps on hand many articles in that line and would be pleased to show his goods to anyone needing such things.  His stock of fancy paper is indeed fine.  Give him a call at the Post Office.   

           Among improvements this week we note the Harriman house (now Mr. J.B. Habersham’s) thoroughly remodeled and being put in excellent trim; recovering of the barber shop, McConn’s Hall and D.T. Dunn’s ware room; extension of mill house of Cook Bros.; new residence going up in Dixville; work commenced on McCollough’s office. Let “onward” be the word.

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           There’s no doubt about it. Hollister does sell the Best Butter in Brunswick.

 

Wednesday Morning 3 November 1875

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           Bay street was the scene of some excitement Saturday (Oct. 30, 1875) evening.  An old "tar," somewhat befuddled with "benzene," was disturbing the public peace.  Officer Burns tried to arrest him, but he was rather too muscular.  A runner soon brought Marshal Fahm to the spot, whose looks soon convinced the worthy son of the deep that "discretion was the better part of valor."  He slept that night on his "little bed" in the city's "Hotel," with sixteen sons of Ham as his bedfellows.

 

Wednesday Morning 10 November 1875

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           A Chinaman, sailor, was knocked down on the Bay last Saturday night (Nov. 6, 1875) and robbed of $38.  The robbers were arrested.

           Capt. Dure, the news dealer, has moved his “Depot” to his store on the Bay, where he will be pleased to see his friends.  He is manifesting a public spirit worthy of imitation in shelling the street in the vicinity of his store.  “Go thou and do likewise.”

           George Ferrill accidentally shot a colored girl on Bay street last Friday night (Nov. 5, 1875).  Says he "did not know the pistol would shoot."  What right had he to point and snap the pistol at her? is the question the law should investigate.  Carelessness should be punished.

           Thieves are getting bold.  One, Jim Smith, attempted to enter the residence of Capt. Burke on last Sunday night (Nov. 7, 1875) through his parlor window about 10 o'clock.  Capt. B., hearing the noise at the window blind, pushed it open, and leaping out, seized the scamp and held him, meantime calling for help, until Mr. John DuBignon appeared on the scene.  With a desperate effort "Jeems" tore himself loose and cleared the fence at a bound, a bullet from Mr. D.'s pistol entering the gate post just behind him.  Fearing that the other four would be after him with better effect, he surrendered and was led away to the lock-up.

 

Wednesday Morning 17 November 1875

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           Prince and not Jim Smith, as we published last week, is the name of the party who tried to enter Captain Burke's residence a short time since.

           Mr. Joseph Lassier, pilot at St. Andrews Bar, was severely wounded last Friday night (Nov. 12, 1875) by the accidental discharge of his gun whilst out hunting deer on the island.  It seems he and another man were "still hunting" for deer. Mr. L. climbed up a tree, the better to observe their approach.  Upon attempting to descend, his gun slipped from his hand, breech downwards, and striking the hammers on a limb, discharged both barrels at once, the loads entering the fleshy part just above the thigh and coming out the back, and causing a most ugly wound.  He was brought to the city on Saturday (Nov. 13, 1875) for medical treatment.
           Later-Since writing the above Dr. Cargyle informs us that Mr. L. is doing well, and will, no doubt, weather it through, though the wound is a severe one.

Wednesday Morning 24 November 1875

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CONSOLIDATED DEPOTMessrs. Littlefield & Tison, successors to S.C. Littlefield & Co., have commenced work on the new R.R. depot and ware house, and will push forward the work with vigor.  A two story front will be put on the present warehouse, on Dart’s wharf, for offices, passenger rooms, etc., besides other and larger accommodations for freight, local and otherwise.
           This will be a good move in many respects, but we still hold that it is an abandonment of the original project of a deep water terminus.

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           Mr. Frank Hall has put up a fruit and vegetable stand on the Bay, near Herzog’s corner.  He keeps excellent fruit and fresh vegetables, and sells at living prices.  Call on him.

 

Wednesday Morning 1 December 1875

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           We are under many obligations to Captain D.G. Risley for specimens of the finest turnips of the season, that we have seen.  They measured from 18 to 22 inches in circumference.  Who can beat this?

           Susan, the colored girl accidentally shot a short time since by young Ferrill, is up and around again, and must be regaining her strength, somewhat, we should judge, for she found no difficulty last Saturday (Nov. 27, 1875) in "tanning out" a lad who offered her some insult.  Spectators represent his exit over his yard fence as being rapid but not graceful.

           Posters, signed “many voters,” were spread broadcast last Saturday morning, announcing the following ticket for Mayor and four Aldermen for the ensuing year: for Mayor—Jno. B. Habersham; for Aldermen—G.A. Dure, W.W. Watkins, J.E. DuBignon, and A.T. Putnam.  It has been suggested to call a meeting of our citizens, for a general nomination.  We presume these gentlemen—or rather their friends—will have no objections to going into the same.  We have no preference in this matter, whatever, but think as others do, that, of all years, we shall need our wisest heads at the helm the

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           Mr. W.F. Symmons and Miss Eliza Dart, both of this city, were joined in marriage by the Rev. N.B. Ousley on last Monday night (Nov. 29, 1875) at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, Mr. Stallings.  We wish for the newly married couple all the happiness their young hearts have planned.  May the joys of life be multiplied in their case, and its trials lessened.  May the thorns adown the pathway be shorn of their poignancy, and the rocks be freed from sharpness, so that naught shall disturb them as together they journey on.

SUPERIOR COURTUp to this writing (Tuesday night) the above Court has disposed of 25 civil and 3 criminal cases—thus depleting the Docket considerably.  Of the criminal cases tried, that of Mr. W.S. Pitman occupies a conspicuous place.  He has been arraigned under charge of “larceny after trust,” and was acquitted, but has been remanded to jail in default of proper bail, there being two or three other charges against him.  Mr. Pitman, it will be remembered, was agent of the Singer sewing machine company, and has been arraigned by the company for alleged deeds, both of “omission and commission.”  He has been defended, we learn, by the entire bar of this city, Capt. Mercer of Savannah being the prosecuting lawyer.
           Judge Harris, we should guess, has kept things moving for a week past.  We hope he won’t “let up” until the whole Docket is cleared.  The Grand Jury, too, have not been idle, we should judge, for our worthy Clerk informs us that “true bills” have been found, so far, against ten offenders.  We hope they won’t cease their efforts until they unearth every vestige of crime that may be concealed, as yet, from public gaze.

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           Mr. E.J. Thomas, formerly a lumber shipper from this place, is now General Sup’t. of the Coast Line R.R. of Savannah, leading to Bonaventure and Thunderbolt.

 

Wednesday Morning 8 December 1875

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           Real estate changed hands some during the last ten days.  Among the sales made, we learn, the residence of Dr. J.J. Harris, near the Methodist Church, has been purchased by Dr. Paber, a gentleman from Boston.

           Our people were alarmed last Sunday night (Dec. 5, 1875) about 3 o'clock by the cry of fire, in the neighborhood of Dr. Anderson's mill at the upper end of Newcastle street.  The fire engine was soon on the spot, but too late to do more than prevent the fire from reaching other buildings in the locality.  Col. Towns' stave machine was in the same building, and was also destroyed. Col. T. contemplated moving his machine the day following to Satilla Neck.  Evidently the party setting the fire knew of his movements, and did not mean for him to get off whole.  Find him out, Colonel, and tie a limb to his neck.

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           Monday morning (Dec. 6, 1875) 3 o'clock, Col. Town's stave works were burned.  By 3 p.m. he was building another.  In the language of the earlier poets we are forced to exclaim, "BULLY!"

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TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENTAugusta, November 18A frightful accident occurred last night on the Charlotte, Columbia, and Augusta railroad, near Pine House, about twenty-five miles from Augusta.  After the regular passenger train left Columbia yesterday afternoon for Augusta, it was followed by a train of empty cars for Augusta.  The two trains rolled along at about the rate of twenty miles an hour, one following closely behind the other.  The passenger train had just reached a siding, and was about to stop, when the second train came rushing along, and the engine telescoped the ladies' passenger car, throwing it and the smoking car from the track.
           A terrible scene followed.  The ladies' car was filled with passengers-men, women, and children were jammed together-wounded, crushed, and bleeding.  After a few moments' confusion the windows and doors were broken open and the passengers emerged from the wreck.  It was discovered that while many were bruised seriously, but one life was lost- that of Charlie Nightengale, a bright and sociable child about six years old, son of Wm. Nightengale of Brunswick, Ga.  The child had but a wound on his head but seemed to be steamed to death.

 

Wednesday Morning 15 December 1875

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           Last Saturday night the retiring Mayor and aldermen, together with the newly elected Board, and also a few friends, “broke bread” with our newly elected Mayor at the residence of Judge Houston.  The evening was indeed a pleasant one, and the repast inviting.  During the evening, Mr. J.B. Habersham entertained the party for a few minutes with congratulatory remarks to the Mayor elect, in view of his almost unanimous election, and to the citizens in electing so worthy an officer.  To which Mr. Davenport replied, thanking Mr. H. for the kindly words spoken, and promising to strive to retain the good will of the community, by faithfully discharging the duties of his position.  No liquors were furnished for the guests, and so far as we could judge, no one suffered thereby.

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ELECTIONOnly ninety votes were polled last Saturday for Mayor and Aldermen.  The following Ticket was elected: for Mayor—T.E. Davenport; for Aldermen—M.J. Colson, J.F. Nelson, W.W. Watkins, and A.T. Putnam.  There was no opposition, whatever, except, probably, a few scattering votes for some unknown person.  Mr. W.W. Watkins was elected to fill the unexpired term of Col. Mershon, resigned.
           These gentlemen, together with the older members of the Board, have heavy work before them; let us, the people, strive to encourage them in their efforts, and not cast stones, either at them, or in their way.

 

Wednesday Morning 22 December 1875

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BIGGER STILLTwo weeks ago we gave Lt. Risley credit for the largest turnips of the season that we had seen—one measuring 21 ½ inches around.  Since then Mr. Israel Powell has sent us a sample of flat turnip as large around but containing less body.  And now our worthy County Treasurer, Mr. John P. Lamb, steps to the front and sends us three specimens of the Ruta Baga turnip, measuring, respectively, 21 ½, 22, and 23 inches round and long in proportion—thus outstripping both the other gentlemen.  Try it again, Lieut., may be yours have grown some since the others were plucked.

SPELLING BEEThe exercises of the upper department of the public school for whites were varied last Friday afternoon by a spelling match.  Misses Maggie Moore and Mary Futch were selected by the teachers to “pick sides” from the entire school, male and female.  The true test of a good speller being in the mastery of such words as are used in ordinary conversation and written communications, Holmes’ Fifth Reader was selected as a proper book from which to select words for the contestants.  The entire school entered into the race with considerable zest, each side determined to hold the floor.  For an entire hour the two captains and their hosts waged the fight, their ranks diminishing at every round of words. Miss Louise Barkuloo and Master Paul Williams on one side, and Misses Maggie Moore and Mary Pettigrew on the other held the floor longest.  The first two, however, yielded at last, and left the field to Miss Maggie and Miss Mary.  These were then pitted against each other, and spelled until their teachers, failing to bring them down, allowed them to take their seats.

 

Wednesday Morning 29 December 1875

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           A human skull was picked up on St. Simons beach last Sunday (Dec. 26, 1875)-supposed to be that of the Doboy pilot, who disappeared some time since.

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Brunswick, Georgia
18 December 1875

Mrs. Alice DuBignon:
Dear Madam:
           The undersigned citizens of Brunswick, appreciating your efforts in behalf of the advancement of musical interests in this community, and wishing to show their appreciation in an acceptable manner, earnestly request that you will accept a testimonial in the form of a musical concert, to take place at some early day of your selection, in which concert you are respectfully requested to take part.
           We are very respectfully,

Jno. T. Collins             H.T. Dunn                 Jas. Herr Smith
J.F. Nelson                 J.P. Greer                  G.A. Dure
James T. Blain           M.J. Colson               Wm. Edgar Jones
L.P. Anderson            T.G. Stacy                  Wm. C. Beck
F.A. Fitzgerald            D.T. Dunn                  E.C. Tuthill
A.J. Smith                   Ira E. Smith                T.E. Davenport
T.F. Smith                  Warren A. Fuller         C.F. Way
E.F. Wilder                 S.H. Cook                   G.O. Wilder
Wm. T. Jones            G. Friedlander             Wm. Anderson
W.F. Doerflinger       James M. Couper       Jno. H. McCollough
F.H. Harris                J.R. Bostwick              Henry C. Day
G.A. Ralston

Brunswick, 23 December 1875
To Messrs. J.T. Collins, H.T. Dunn, T.F. Smith, J.T. Blain, & others:

Gentlemen;
           Your communication in regard to a musical entertainment was received yesterday.
           I appreciate the compliment you paid me therein and thank you for this mark of esteem.
           I will be pleased to assist you, and appoint Thursday 20 January 1876, for the concert.

Very respectfully, Alice M. DuBignon

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           The dramatic entertainment given last week by the “Star Club” at the residence of Mr. J.R. Bostwick was well attended and much enjoyed.  The characters were most suitably chosen, and the parts admirably sustained. Mr. B. will please accept our thanks for the pleasures of the evening.

 

Wednesday Morning 5 January 1876

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LOOK OUT FOR HIMA mulatto boy about fourteen years old, apparently insane, has been raiding around town for several days and nights past, "lifting" anything that comes in his way, such as hams, cakes, chickens, etc.  He seems to have quite a mania in this particular direction.  He ought to be looked after by his kinfolks, (if he has any) or somebody may save them the trouble, whilst on some of his raiding tours.  If he is indeed insane, his case should be investigated, and provision made for his maintenance.  Besides his raiding propensities, he seems to take delight in scaring young children.

 

Wednesday Morning 12 January 1876

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BIGAMYMost men are satisfied to be the "husband of one wife," but not so with one Mr. Green, who left a wife and family in Alabama, and about a month ago wooed and wed Miss Ellen Morgan of this county.  He now has his meals and lodgings furnished him (without his bride, however) at the city's boarding house -the one with the high fence around it-awaiting further developments.  It is said that a little missive, breathing words of love and affection, penned by his innocent victim, mis-carried, somehow, and reached the true Mrs. Green, and led to the discovery.  The unfortunate girl, her aged parents, and the much injured family in Alabama have our deepest sympathy.

MARRIEDAt the residence of the bride's father, in Gainesville, Ga., on Wednesday afternoon, 4th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Wilkes, Mr. L.C. MARLIN, of Brunswick, Ga., to Miss IMMA H. AUSTIN, of the former city.
           We wish for the happy couple a cup of happiness, full to overflowing.  They will please accept our thanks for token of good will sent us.

 

Wednesday Morning 19 January 1876

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           Mr. John Burns and Miss Katie Gray, both of this city, were joined in holy wedlock last week.

           Please issue following call in Advertiser 19 January 1876:  A meeting is called at McConn’s Hall on 24 January, at 7 p.m. to organize a first class Infantry Company, to elect commissioned and non-commissioned officers, to name the Company, and to make arrangements for obtaining arms and accoutrements.  This call is made by over a hundred of our substantial citizens, and we respectfully and earnestly request all to support the movement.

(signed) Alexander W. Couper

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MEMORIAL FUNDToday, it will be remembered, is the anniversary of Gen. Lee’s birth.  A committee of ladies will visit every house in town today to solicit subscriptions to the “Lee Memorial Fund.”  Let everyone contribute something and thus swell the amount.  Let no one think his contribution insignificant, but see to it that he does his best.
           The following ladies compose the committee:

Mrs. Houston             Mrs. Robinson                 Mrs. Bostwick
Mrs. Norman             Mrs. Westmoreland         Miss Brooks
Miss Nightengale      Miss Harris                      Miss Moore
Miss Blain                  Miss Fitzgerald                Miss Barkuloo

 

Wednesday Morning 26 January 1876

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           Mr. Page Gray, of this city, and another man have just made the trip from Macon to Brunswick in an open boat, 700 miles, said to be.  They were 15 days on the voyage.  They brought rations along, and kept themselves supplied with game by the assistance of their guns.

           The long talked of tannery is now about to take shape.  Mr. D.A. Moore—under the directions of Mr. Turnley—will make an experiment this week with the new tanning process.  If successful, we learn that the work will begin at once.  Push it gentlemen; prosperity is reached by just such avenues.

           We learn that there has been a slight change in the proprietorship of the Davidson House—a Mr. Clark buying out one half interest.  The new firm, Messrs. Smith & Clark, have our best wishes.
           The Blain House, we learn, will also change hands at an early day.

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           There were two “run offs” on the B&A R.R. Monday morning last.  The passenger train struck a cow about 18 miles from town, throwing the trucks of the tender from the rail.  No other damage, we learn.  The other “run off” occurred at Satilla Station.  Some evil disposed person changed the switch, which caused the lumber train—Taylor, conductor—to take the side track, and before the engineer could stop the train, the track gave out, and the train took to the ground, causing considerable damage.  No injuries were sustained, except by Mr. Taylor, who had his hand somewhat bruised and slightly sprained.  Mrs. Wm. Turner and children were in the cab, but received no injury whatever—the baby not even waking up.  Moral—A little money spent for locks for these switches might save much loss of life and property.

BIG TURNIP—PRACTICAL JOKE—JUDGE SOLD

           Sound the hu-gog, strike the ton-gon, beat the fuz-guz, wake the yon-gog, and let the loud hosannahs ring, bum, tum, fuzzle gum, dingo, bim,”
           For—a lawyer, and a judge at that— has at last been badly sold.  His Honor Judge Harris, whilst driving down Newcastle street last week, was accosted by the gentlemanly agent of the Southern Express Co., and informed that there was a package in the express office for him—a bandbox.  His Honor, alighting, settled the charges—50 cents—and quietly proceeded to investigate its contents, and found only an eight pound turnip.  Who would not be Judge to get such presents!  He thinks it bears a striking resemblance to one presented him a week before by Judge Norman of Liberty County, but which they lost out of the buggy whilst en route to the station.  Strange, reader, that two judges couldn’t keep track of one eight pound turnip, don’t you think—and both temperance men, too?
           His Honor presented that turnip to the ADVERTISER, with the request that we “write it up.”  We have written up the parties, but much prefer to eat up the turnip.
           Three cheers for Judge N. for raising such a turnip!  Three cheers for the wag that found that turnip and perpetrated the “sell”!  And may we not add, three tears for Judge H.’s half dollar—express charges?

 

Wednesday Morning 2 February 1876

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           Mr. D.J. Hollister has sold out his store, etc., on the Bay, to Nelson Bros., sons of our worthy townsman J.F. Nelson.

           Read notice of Brunswick House in this issue. Mr. L.N. Clark, the new member of the firm, comes to us well recommended as a hotel man.  Carpenters are now at work on the building, making necessary changes.

           See advertisement of City Hotel in this issue.  We bespeak for Messrs. Fahm & Dart (the proprietors) a liberal share of patronage, not only from our own citizens, but the traveling public.  The house is being put in thorough repair.

           Messrs. Hilliard, Baily & Reppard have recently shipped down to our city, en route to the Centennial, quite a large stick of pine timber from their mills on B&A R.R.  It is 64 feet long, 19x20 inches, and contains 2026 feet of lumber.  It is “all heart” and well grained.

           Do you want a good picture of yourself?  Then go at once to Messrs. Phillips & Bussey, at their tent, and you can get it.  We have examined their specimens, which are fine, and have an assurance from them that they will produce as good for anyone wishing them.  Read their notice, and call early.

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CORRECTIONWe learn from Mr. W.T. Jones that we were misinformed about the switch at Satilla Station, B&A R.R., being without a lock.  He tells us that he is very particular about having locks on all the switches and that the one above mentioned must have been forcibly removed by some designing person.  The switch was not only changed, but secured in that position by a hickory pin, driven in fast.  We take pleasure in making the above correction, as we would not willingly do anyone an injustice.  Our remarks were based on the information given us.

Bryan, Brazos Co., Texas, 22 January 1886 (might be a typo and should be 1876)
Editors Brunswick, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Newspapers:
    Gents:
           Ask of the whereabouts of one Mr. Frank Hale, for a destitute widow—Mrs. Lizzie White—with two small children, one two years and the other six months of age, and oblige one of her supporters.  J.W. Findley.

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           We “dropped in” on our gentlemanly Express Agent, Mr. W.H. Berrie, at his new quarters on the Bay, a few days since, and found him cozily situated.  Parties wishing to find him will remember his place, Littlefield & Tison’s new building on Bay street.

 

Wednesday Morning 9 February 1876

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           Friend Grubb of the Darien Gazette has "taken a rib"-one of Brunswick's fair maidens.

MARRIEDOn the evening of the 3d inst., at the residence of the bride's father, in this city, by Rev. W.D. Atkinson, Mr. RICHARD W. GRUBB, Editor and Proprietor of the Darien Timber Gazette, to Miss ALICE H. MARLIN of this city.
    The happy couple will please accept our best wishes for a long and useful life, and our thanks for token of remembrance.

 

Wednesday Morning 23 February 1876

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STACY'S PRIVATE SCHOOLDEPORTMENT:  THE EIGHT HIGHEST

           Below, patrons of the above school will find the deportment of their children (as given in by themselves), for the week ending February 18, that is, of those whose average is 45 or over—50 being the maximum.  Should your child’s name not appear, ask him why.

Menzo Williams 45     Eddie Leben, 45     Paul Williams, 46
Carlton Stacy, 50        Thos. Hacket, 47    Wm. Dangaix, 45
Hampton Bryant, 47   Sam’l Gates, 48

 

Wednesday Morning 1 March 1876

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           Col. Collins, whilst out driving on Monday evening, was thrown from his buggy and somewhat bruised.  It seems his horses took fright at some object in the neighborhood of the Baptist church, and dashed off.  In attempting to stop them, one rein gave way.  Considerable damage, we learn, was done to the vehicle.

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           We are pleased to meet once more our young friend Geo. B. Mabry, who has been spending some time in the State of Texas.  He thinks, all things considered, Georgia a better place.  He will probably locate in Baxley, No. 7, M&B R.R. for the further practice of his profession, the law.

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           Mr. Charlie McIntosh and Mrs. Dangaix, all of our city, were joined in holy wedlock last week.  Next?

STACY'S PRIVATE SCHOOLDEPORTMENT:  THE SEVEN HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 25 (Maximum 50)

Harry Holland, 45        Hampton Bryant, 47
Presly Baily
, 47            Henry Robinson, 47
Willie Nelson
, 48          Willie Dangaix, 50

 

Wednesday Morning 8 March 1876

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           Messrs. Phillips & Bussey request us to say that they will not remain much longer in B.  If you want a good photograph at living figures, now is your chance.  They will probably leave for Darien in about twelve days.

           The Tannery Stock Co. are moving ahead.  They have elected the following gentlemen as directors: Messrs. Watkins, D.T. Dunn, Littlefield, T.F. Smith, and Putnam.  Put your money into it if you can, but if not, don’t croak any.

           We are pleased to meet on our streets once more our townsman James Robarts.  His new stove had been fairly tested at the works in upper Georgia, and given perfect satisfaction, we learn.  We hope it may prove a financial success, also.

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STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT: THE FIVE HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 3 (Maximum 50)

Henry Robinson, 45; Willie Nelson, 48; Carlton Stacy, 49; Eddie Leben, 48; Willie Dangaix, 47.

 

Wednesday Morning 15 March 1876

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           Brother Grubb of the Darien Gazette paid us a pop call last Monday.  We don't believe he is sorry "worth a cent" having married a wife.

           Under the head of improvements we notice this week a new building going up near Putnam's stable, to be occupied by Col. A.J. Smith as an office.

           That was indeed a considerate animal that upset conductors Taylor and Sharp out of the buggy last week.  She knew locals were scarce.  No lives were lost, fortunately, and but little damage done to the vehicle.

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           Jake Dean and Cash Jones (both colored), laborers at Cook's Mill, were playing with each other last Thursday night, when Dean drew a pistol and punched Jones in the side.  From some unknown cause, the pistol fired sending the bullet into him.  Jones died in a few hours.

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           Mr. Wm. Dart and Miss Cordell Gray, all of this city, were married last Sabbath night (March 12, 1876) at the Methodist Church by Rev. J.W. Symmons.
           And now as we go to press we imagine we hear of preparation for still another marriage.  Hurrah for the girls and leap year!

           An odd character, a Negro, was arrested in our town a few days since, who represents himself as a doctor of great power, being able, by some mysterious agency, to work wonders such as making the two races love each other and marry, giving power to persons to escape from jail, etc.  One power he evidently does posses, and that is to take other people's money, for the exercise of which power he has been arraigned.  His medicinal budget consists of three rabbit feet, a little wad of cotton, another of wool, a paper of powder of some kind, besides a few vials of stuff, and other little tricks.  With these aids he claims his power is irresistible.
           LaterHis Doctorship was brought before Judge Houston yesterday morning for trial, but was set at liberty, there being no proof to show that he stole the money in question, but received it as pay for wonders that he had agreed to perform.  He was advised to leave town at an early day.

ACCIDENTAs the passenger train on the B&A R.R. was leaving Way Cross one day last week, from some unknown cause, a box car, about midway the train, quit the track and caused quite a "smash up", resulting in the destruction of a culvert and three box cars, besides damage done to a fourth.  The baggage and passenger cars kept the track.  The freight in the cars destroyed, being naval stores mostly, sustained very little injury, we learn.  A word of special commendation is due to train hand Alf. Jackson.  He was at his post at the break to the passenger coach when the accident occurred, and so well preserved his presence of mind that he uncoupled the passenger coach from the others, made fast his break, and then leaped from the train, having done all in his power to save others.  That brakeman deserves a reward.  We are pleased to state that no lives were lost.  The track has been repaired, and trains are running regularly again.

STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT:  THE TEN HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 10 (Maximum 50)

Henry Robinson, 49        Thomas Hacket, 50
Menzo Williams
, 50         Paul Williams, 48
Willie Nelson
, 50             Willie Dangaix, 47
Green Norwood
, 50         Carlton Stacy, 50
Hampton Bryant
, 45        Eddie Leben, 49

 

Wednesday Morning 22 March 1876

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           Our little local last week about the distilleries brought out the desired information.  Mr. Penniman informs us that the still is expected daily, and will be in running order at a very early day.  Bring on your "virgin dip!"

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           Our townsman J. Michelson left on the last steamer for New York to purchase his spring stock of goods, he will go from there to Europe to visit his aged parents, and return next ???  We wish him a pleasant trip.

           Read advertisement of Prof. Cohen in this issue. If you wish to learn to play the fiddle (the best music yet) here is your chance.  The Professor now has eight pupils, and desires a few more. He can be found at The Brunswick House.

           Dixville claims to have the most industrious colored citizens in town. If anyone doubts it, just let him go out and take a look at Jack Morrison’s truck field.  He has converted that miasmatic pond near him into a splendid garden spot, where he can raise anything wanted, whether the season be wet or dry. Besides all this, he is a paying subscriber to the ADVERTISER and a good citizen.

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           Yes it was just as we predicted.  Another marriage took place last Wednesday morning (March 15, 1876)—Mr. Wm. Bunkley of Cumberland and Miss Carrie Wilder of this city.  We wish them a happy life.

STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE SIX HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 17 (Maximum 50)

Menzo Williams, 50        Paul Williams, 45
Willie Nelson, 45            Willie Dangaix, 50
Green Norwood, 49        Eddie Leben, 47

 

Wednesday Morning 25 March 1876

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           Mr. James Herr Smith and family left for their former home of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania last week.  We wish them a safe journey.

           Friend Watkins is soon (to be a) resident of Dixville, we learn, (having) purchased Col. DeBruhl’s premises. In many respects a good m(atch) we think.

           St. Simons Mills is the name of a new Post Office just established on that Island.  It is situated at Hamilton—Mr. W.J. Way, Postmaster.  The route to and from is not yet established, but will be very soonprobably by steam, daily.

 

Wednesday Morning 5 April 1876

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           See notice of horse for sale by Col. DeBruhl.  Anyone wanting a strong, able-bodied roadster can have his want supplied by calling on the Colonel early.

           Mr. Mallory P. King, of St. Simons, has raised this season and brought to market the finest lot of cabbages we have seen.  Why send North for such things, when they can be raised here.

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           The residence of J.R. Franklin Esq., on Union street was destroyed by fire last Wednesday night.  Supposed to be the work of an incendiary.  Insurance to the amount of $1250.

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           Mrs. Roan, wife of Mr. W.B. Roan of this county (Berrien Co.) gave birth to two children a few days ago, with six fingers on each hand.
           Glynn County is still ahead; 12 fingers (counting thumbs) and 12 toes on the same body.  Who can beat it?

 

Wednesday Morning 12 April 1876

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           We note this week improvements in front of Mr. Borchardt's shop in the matter of shed, new sign, etc.

           The bricks for the furnace of Mr. Penniman's distillery having arrived, we may expect business in that quarter soon.

           Cols. John T. Collins and A.J. Smith leave today for Washington City as Commission from our city to represent her interest touching harbor appropriation, etc.  A good selection, we think.  May success attend their efforts.

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           If every property holder would exercise as much public spirit in the matter as Mr. J.C. Moore has along the street leading from his place to the Episcopal Church, we would soon have sidewalks all over town.  We shall surely put him on our ticket when we run for Mayor.

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STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE FIVE HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 7 (Maximum 50)

Thomas Hacket, 48; Willie Dangaix, 48; Green Norwood, 50; Carlton Stacy, 50; Eddie Leben, 46.

THE FIVE HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 31

Willie Dangaix, 47; Green Norwood, 50; Eddie Leben, 47; Carlton Stacy, 50; Eddie Herzog, 46.

 

Wednesday Morning 19 April 1876

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           Steam saw mill of T.W. Dexter, at No. 3 M&B R.R. was destroyed by fire yesterday.  Loss about $4000.

           See insurance card of Mr. Alexander W. Couper in this issue.  He represents the Aetna, of Hartford, and old and reliable company, and asks for a share of public patronage.  Give him a call.

           We are requested to give notice that there will be a meeting at the residence of Mr. J.S. Marlin on Friday night next, at 8 o’clock, of superintendents and committees of the various Sabbath schools in town, to take initiatory steps looking to the May festivities.  Let none stay away.

           OYSTER PACKINGWe bade adieu yesterday to Mr. C.E. Woodward, of the firm Woodward & Prince, who has been engaged in the oyster packing business here for the past winter.  He informs us that he hopes to return early in October, prepared to do a heavy business next winter.  Now is a good time for our oyster getters to be planting their beds, preparatory to his return next fall.

           DENTALDr. R. Noble, having returned to this city, has formed a copartnership with his son, Dr. Jno. Noble, and opened an office in the house heretofore occupied by Mrs. Dangaix (now Mrs. McIntosh).  Of their work we need not speak, as it is well known.  Read their card in this issue and give them a call if you need anything in their line.

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           We had the pleasure of meeting in our city a few days since, Mr. John Charlton, editor of the Rochland County Journal of Nyack, New York.  It seems he started to the "Land of Flowers" for a little recreation, but learning that our Mr. Clark of the Brunswick House, an old acquaintance of his, was here, concluded to step over for a few days.  He is so well pleased here, that he has concluded to go no farther south.  Hundreds of others would do likewise, we believe, if proper inducements were held out.

PRESBYTERIAN AID SOCIETY

           The ladies of the above society gave an entertainment last night at the residence of Mr. John R. Cook.  As a matter of course, we were on hand, for we do love good things.  The supper was all that could be asked for, both in quantity and quality, and was, without doubt, worth twice the price charged—25 cents.
           The marked feature of the evening was the music, kindly furnished by Mrs. Alice DuBignon, Mrs. J.R. Cook, and Prof. Cohen, the violinist.  It was indeed fine and highly enjoyed by all.  Our citizens are well conversant with the merits of the above ladies both in music and song, anything from us, therefore, would be useless.  But of the young Professor, we feel constrained to add a word.  We don't care ever to hear a better player.  As we sat last night and listened to the rich tones of his elegant fiddle (excuse the name), we thought of the remark of one long since gone "over the river" who said, "If there be anything material in Heaven; if any instrument of music used by mortals here shall occupy place there, it will be the fiddle."  We feel very much that way ourselves.
           Everything passed off very pleasantly, indeed, and reflects much credit on the ladies, who, for their trouble, laid away in their treasury a nice little sum.  Don't let it be long, good folks before you call us together again.

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STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE FIVE HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 14 (Maximum 50)

Willie Dangaix, 46; Green Norwood, 48; Carlton Stacy, 50; Eddie Leben, 47; Eddie Greenwood, 48.

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DARIEN, GEORGIA 9 APRIL 1876

Dear Advertiser:
           Well, here we are in the Timber City, on the banks of "classic Altamaha!"  Leaving B. on the 4 p.m. train, yesterday, we soon reached No. 1, where we were met by Mr. Geo. Washington, mail contractor for the line from that point to this city, who kindly sent us over to "Lambright's."  And there again we fell into good hands, for making known to Mr. Joe our desire to reach D. with dispatch, a comfortable boat and sturdy oarsman were placed at our disposal, and in an hour we reached here all right.  Taking a light supper at the Magnolia House, we at once hastened to the Presbyterian Church, where the Presbytery of Savannah is now in session.  There we found the familiar faces of many who bade us welcome.  Being a delegate to that body, the chairman of committee of reception, Mr. L.B. Davis took charge of us at once and assigned us a home with an old acquaintance and former comrade in arms, Mr. Walter A. Way, a prominent lawyer here.  Suffice it to say, we never care to fall into better hands than with "mine host" and his agreeable lady.
           Of Darien and its surroundings, its former greatness and later decline, its associations with things of the past, etc., we might indeed fill pages, but want of space forbids.  We will, however, relate a little incident:  In the year '58 the Synod of Georgia and Florida met in Jacksonville, Florida.  The delegates returned on the old "St. Johns," Capt. King.  When the boat touched the wharf at this place, the late Dr. Talmage, then president of Oglethorpe College, taking a view of the town, remarked, "Well, that can be said of Darien which can't be said of any other city I know of."  "What is that?" asked a bystander.  "Why, it is a finished city."
           But when we look around to day, and see what is going on here, see fine buildings springing up here and there where but a few years back naught stood but old chimneys and beds of ashes (one of the results of cruel war), we feel constrained to say that although a great and good man the learned Doctor was evidently no prophet.  In our judgment, Darien stands today, in a financial point of view, ahead of any place in Southern Georgia.  By this we mean she handles more money in proportion to her population that any other place.  Onward seems to be the watchword on all sides.  The city, we learn, is not only out of debt but has money in her treasury, and will probably levy no tax the coming year.  New an substantial buildings are springing up on every side, and still the cry is "No houses to rent," little shanties bringing $25 per month.  Lots worth three years ago $250 will bring today $2500.  Darien is indeed a live town—not a "finished city" by any means.  And not only is this true of the city, but of the whole county, it seems.  A fine court house, to cost about $7000, is now under construction to be built at an early day—the most of the amount necessary being now in the treasury, we learn.
           Another marked feature we observe here is the good order that prevails—so widely different from the reign of terror a few years back, when "Campbell the Great" was "monarch of all he surveyed," arraigning private citizens at pleasure and stationing armed men in the streets, etc.  But those days are gone; the old "gemman" is working Col. Smith's garden in middle Georgia with a striped suit on; his pet followers are scattered, and minor offenders are few, thanks to the regime of "$5 and costs," flanked by visions of the chain gang.
           We cannot close this article without saying a word about the new Presbyterian Church.  It is indeed a neat edifice, and reflects great credit on the architect Mr. G.W. Lane, the builder Mr. R. Walker of Brunswick, and the good people of Darien and vicinity, who have cheerfully given of their substance to build a house unto the Lord.
           MONDAY MORNINGPresbytery closed its labors on Saturday afternoon, having had a pleasant and profitable meeting.  Rev. Messrs. Gordon, and McFarland of Savannah preached yesterday to crowded houses; the repast was indeed delightful.  In them and other promising young ministers of our Presbytery we see the future pillars who are to hold up the mighty fabric when the present "Fathers in Israel" shall have finished their course and gone up higher.
           The little steamer "Daisy", on which we are to return, is ready to start, so we bid a hasty goodbye to kind friends and start for Brunswick.
           We regret very much that our duties as a delegate, together with the inclemency of the weather, prevented our calling on Grubb, the "shining light" of the Darien Gazette.  T.G.S.

 

Wednesday Morning 26 April 1876

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           Representative James Blue and Col. Collins were appointed on 22nd inst., as delegates to the Republican Convention to meet in Atlanta on the 3rd of May.

           CONCERTMrs. Alice DuBignon, assisted by Prof. Cohen, will give a concert at McConn's Hall on Tuesday evening next (May 2nd).  Performances to begin at 8:30.  Admission 50cts.  Reserved seats 75cts.
           Lovers of good music, read the above and be present at the feast.  It will indeed be a rich one.

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BRUNSWICK, AS SEEN BY A STRANGER
(Written expressly for the Advertiser)

           The limits to which this article must necessarily be restricted, will fortunately preclude the writer of it from being betrayed into making any extended remarks in relation to the impressions upon his mind during his brief stay in this portion of our favored country.
           Brunswick, a place wholly unknown to us a fortnight ago, and which we became acquainted with purely by accident, as it were, we deem one of the most delightfully situated places we have ever seen, and one that is destined in the near future to take her place among the most prominent seaports on the Atlantic board.  Situated on a peninsula, and washed on three sides by the waters of the ocean, and those waters so protected by islands as to afford shelter to the feeblest craft, even though a hurricane was blowing, and of a depth sufficient to admit the passage of the largest steamers and vessels, what agency or combination of circumstances short of the supineness and indifference of her own citizens can keep her from advancing to the front and occupying the position that Nature and Providence intended her to fill?
           A belt of pine timber—extending interiorly for a distance of over one hundred miles, is now affording the materials which are attracting hither many vessels that sail hence laden with turpentine, resin, lumber, cypress staves, &c.  The business of manufacturing the above products is yet in its infancy, and the supply of material is simply inexhaustible.
           The soil of Brunswick, like that to be found almost everywhere in southern Georgia, is of the most productive character, and anything that can be produced in Florida may be cultivated with great success in Brunswick.
           A soil and climate in which can be produces oranges, lemons, bananas, peaches, grapes, figs, and nearly all the other fruits found in the temperate and torrid zones, together with cotton and most of the cereals grown in the Northern states, and vegetables all the year round, cannot be ignored, and it is only a question of time, and a short time at that, before the attention of capitalists will be draw(n) hither, and the mighty resources of the "City by the Sea" shall begin to develop and expand beyond the ken of the most sanguine.
           Speaking of the climate, we believe that all who live in Brunswick, or who have ever visited her, will agree with us when we assert that it is unsurpassed for healthfulness by that in any portion of our country.  A climate that is only fatal to the practice of physicians needs no eulogy at the hands of anyone.
           The city which is incorporated, contains a population of about 2,500 inhabitants, many of whom are from the North, but who have adopted this as their permanent residence.  The city, to the eye of a stranger, presents the appearance of a magnificent but somewhat neglected park, which with a little attention and some expenditure might be made one of the loveliest spots on the face of the earth.  The main thoroughfares are ninety feet wide, and the majority of them are fringed by that most beautiful of all trees, the live oak, with its festoons and wreaths of moss that produce on the imagination of the beholder the possibility that there is something in the theory of soul-transmigration after all, and that the Druid and his oak have at last become a unit.
           Of the numerous marts of trade, the hotels, churches, public buildings, railroads, shipping, &c., we have no space to speak in this article, but shall endeavor to do so at some future time, and, in the meantime, hope that circumstances shall so combine as to identify us more intimately than ever with the surroundings which we have thus briefly glanced.

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STACY'S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE FIVE HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 21 (Maximum 50)

Eddie Greenwood—47; Carlton Stacy—49, Eddie Leben—48; Willie Dangaix—46; Presly Baily—50

NOTEPatrons, whose boys' names do not appear, will confer a favor by demanding of them the reason why.  T.G.S.

 

Wednesday Morning 3 May 1876

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           We met Mr. Buscey, the "picture man," on our streets a few days since.  He represents things lively in Darien, where he is now stopping.  We recommend his work to our Darien friends.

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    Messrs. A.G.P. Dodge, Wm. Pitt Eastman, Norman W. Dodge, W.W. Ashburn, James Bishop, I.H. Russell, and Henry Neiman have made application to be incorporated as an association under the name of the "Eastman Hotel Company," with a capital of $25,000, and the privilege of increasing the capital stock to $50,000—Commonwealth.

STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE FIVE HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 28 (Maximum 50)

Presly Baily—48                Willie Nelson—50
Green Norwood—50          Samuel Gates—45
Carlie Stacy—47                Eddie Leben—50
Eddie Herzog—50              Eddie Greenwood—48
Robert Littlefield

NOTEPatrons, whose boy's names do not appear, will confer a favor by demanding of them the reason why.  T.G.S.

 

Wednesday Morning 10 May 1876

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           The saw mill of W.W. Colquit, at the 80 mile post, B&A R.R. has been taken down and will be put up at once on the site of Mr. Dexter's mill, recently burned at No. 3 on the M&B road.

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STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE SIX HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 5 (Maximum 50)

Willie Nelson—50            Green Norwood—56 (maybe should be 46 or 50?)
Eddie Leben—50              Eddie Greenwood—45
Robert Littlefield—48      Henry Harvey—48

NOTEPatrons, whose boys' names do not appear, will confer a favor by demanding of them the reason why.  T.G.S.

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POETRYWritten by request, at the grave of Capt. Williams, who was killed by the Indians in East Florida, while on his march to Davis' Creek Block House.  His remains were removed to this spot by his brother officers of the Marine Corps—aged 24 years:

BY MRS. M.A. COHEN

Soldier, thy fiery spirit's now unfettered, free,
To roam at will in fearful majesty.
Couldst thou behold thy loved friends trembling here,
Exposed to all the ills of savage war;
Back, back, to earth thou wouldst quickly fly as if on breezes borne;
To rally up thy comrades!  Wake hunters, wake!—'tis dawn!
The morning Lark is perching on its thatch beneath the hill;
The day will soon be breaking!—Soldiers, be quick, be still!
Thus sang a brave young hero, as gallantly he died;
And now in our old Church-yard, we've laid him side by side,
Together with a comrade who perished in the fight.
Just as the day was dawning, before the morning light;
Our signal eagle soared aloft, fresh from the mountain's peak,
Kept close to our brave comrades, and vainly tried to speak;
To warn them of their danger, and check their wild career,
As they madly chased the Lion, without one thought or fear.
The mighty "Checochaky" close in his covert lay;
Awaiting for first cock-crow, for the first dawn of day—
When with a maddening war-cry, he on the wild winds flew,
To meet our brave companions, whose presence well he knew.
Oh! 'twas a day of terror, methinks I see it now—
Our eagle screamed and flapped her wings and sought the mountain's brow.
Our rifles had no room for work, for close in deadly strife,
Hand to hand they struggled with tomahawk and knife.
The myrtles bent their heads and wept, all drenched in purple gore;
The might trees were torn aside, as if with magic power!
Peace to thy memory bravest—the noblest and the best,
So quietly thou sleepest, with the scars upon thy breast;
Not even our thoughts can find thee, in dark seclusion there,
But our eyes to Heaven shall follow in one united prayer.
Peace to thy spirit soldier!—the gentle and the true—
We'll wake upon our Lute-string one tender chord for you.
And tell in song and story, with all our power and might,
Of our young gallant soldier, who perished in the fight.
ST. MARY'S, GEORGIA

 

Wednesday Morning 17 May 1876

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           See Dissolution notice of L.B. Davis & Co.  Dr. (L.B.) Davis will continue the business at the old stand.  Dr. (G.H.) Macon, we understand, will open another drug store in a few days.

           Mr. W.F. Penniman sent us, last Monday, a mess of green corn from his garden in Dixville.  Many thanks.  How is this for early, ye up-country brethren?

           Our townsman Winton has commenced operations on the new Episcopal Church in Darien.  Well, its consoling to know that our sister city appreciates the architectural skill of our mechanics—at least, in church building.

           MARRIEDon last Tuesday night, in this village, by Rev. W.A. McDonald, Mr. HENRY LOVE to Miss ARTIA TOOKEPearson Pioneer.

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           ST. SIMONS LIGHT HOUSEFor two months past hands have been at work under the supervision of Capt. T.W. Test, supervisor 6th L.H. District, overhauling and putting in thorough order the above light house and surroundings.  The tower has been scraped and painted inside and out, the plastering of the dwelling has all been pulled down and put up afresh, etc.—in short, everything put in the best order, and when completed will be the finest in the District.

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MURDEROn Sunday morning last, a colored man living at No. 1 M&B R.R., attempted to chastise his step-son, when his wife (Susan Ammons), the mother of the boy, rushed upon him and chopped his head open with an axe.  After the first flush of anger was over, and she realized fully what she had done, her lamentations were said to be great.  She is a sister of the notorious murderer Clarence Fort, and is now in jail, awaiting her trial.

STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE TEN HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 12 (Maximum 50)

Henry Robinson—49        Presly Baley—45
Willie Nelson
—45            Willie Dangaix—45
Eddie Leben
—50              George Hardy—45
Eddie Greenwood
—46      Eddie Herzog—48
Robert Littlefield
—49      Henry Harvey—50

NOTEPatrons, whose boys' names do not appear, will confer a favor by demanding of them the reason why.  T.G.S.

 

Wednesday Morning 24 May 1876

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STRANGE CONDUCTLast Friday night, as Captains Lee and Tilton (whose vessels are now in port, loading with lumber) were passing the street lamp in the grove near the City Hall, they were accosted thus by two men a short distance off; "Oh yes! you are visiting our girls, eh?"  Immediately after, one of them fire a pistol.  Capt. T. drew his pistol as soon as possible, and fired several shots at them as they ran away.
           Now, we can't conceive any reason for such strange conduct on the part of those unknown persons.  They evidently did not mean to kill either of these gentlemen.  We are of the opinion that they were only striving t scare them a little, feeling somewhat jealous of their popularity with the fair damsels of our town.  It seems the captains have been having a pretty good time with the girls since they have been in port, and our home lads don't like it much.
           Come, boys, don't be haughty.  You have got the inside track in the matter; the captains will soon be gone and lad and lassie will be as happy together as ever.  We advise you, however, to be careful whom you try to scare.  Some folks have a strange way, you observe, of showing their fright.

STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE NINE HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 19 (Maximum 50)

Henry Robinson46        Willie Nelson—45
Willie Dangaix
—45           Eddie Leben—49
George Hardy
—46            Eddie Herzog—46
Eddie Greenwood
—46      Robert Littlefield—47
Henry Harvey
—50

NOTEPatrons, whose boys' names do not appear, will confer a favor by demanding of them the reason why.  T.G.S.

 

Wednesday Morning 31 May 1876

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GLYNN SUPERIOR COURTThe regular spring term f the above Court convened in our city on Tuesday of last week.  Judge Harris organized the Court and gave the charge to the Jury, after which Judge Pate of the Oconee circuit presided until Saturday morning, at which time Judge Harris again took the bench.  Business has been pushed forward with much vigor, and many cases, both civil and criminal, disposed of—some of long standing.  We are glad to know that the Docket is being cleared of these old cases, and truly hope the day is not far distant when none of them will be left.
           Up to this writing (Monday P.M.), twelve or fifteen civil, together with the following criminal cases, have been disposed of:
           State vs. Wm. and W.J. Williams, assault with intent to murder, acquitted.
           State vs. W.S. Pittman, larceny after trust (two) and forgery, dismissed.
           State vs. Stephen Wright (col.), hog stealing, 4 years in Penitentiary.
           State vs. James Simmons (col. boy), burglary in the night, plead guilty of burglary in the day, 4 years Penitentiary.
           State vs. Bill Thompson (col.), horse stealing, plead guilty, 10 years in Penitentiary.
           State vs. Ben Higginbotham (col.), false swearing, acquitted.
           State vs. Henry Walthour and Wm. Maxwell (both colored), burglary in the night, both 10 years in Penitentiary.
           State vs. Susan Ammons (col.), murder, found guilty of "involuntary manslaughter in the commission of an unlawful act, 1 year in Penitentiary.
           State vs. Anthony Owens, murder, 10 years in Penitentiary.
           Twelve True Bills have been found so far by the Grand Jury.

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STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT THE FOUR HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 26 (Maximum 50)

Henry Robinson47; Thomas Hackett47; Eddie Leben50; Henry Harvey50

NOTEPatrons, whose boys' names do not appear, will confer a favor by demanding of them the reason why.  T.G.S.

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           We make the following extract from a letter to the Darien Gazette, dated Brunswick, May 22nd:

            "The new mill of the firm Dodge, Meigs & Co. presents a lively appearance.  They are getting quite a little village around them.  Who knows but at some future time St. Simons is destined to be a place of some note?  It is even now, quite a resort for pleasure seekers and invalids.  Dart's mill has been shut down for six weeks or more for want of timber.
            As we near Brunswick, we regret to see that the water front does not present the lively appearance it did three or four years back, however, it is gratifying to learn that the majority of those who were then located there are now in more lucrative positions.  The Brunswickians are now living on the hopes of having the Naval Station located there, and as they have the propensity for subsisting in that way, they have our best wishes that their most sanguine expectation may be realized.
            While busily engaged pointing out the places of note to strangers we found ourselves at the wharf before we were aware of it, and being escorted ashore by the gallant Captain who has our thanks and best wishes for his future prosperity.  'May his shadow never grow less'
            Fearing we have already claimed too much of your valuable space we will stop here with a promise of more anon from MONA."

 

Wednesday Morning 7 June 1876

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            Mr. Leonidus Turner, having rented a stall in the market, is prepared to furnish mutton on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday.  Read his notice.

            Messrs. Hertel and Peitzer took the oath of allegiance to the U.S. Government during the sitting of Court last week.  They are now citizens of this great country.

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            Our young lawyer friend, Ira E. Smith, left this morning for Alabama, where he will engage in the practice of his profession.  May success attend him.

STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE TWO HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 2 (Maximum 50)

Robert Littlefield—46; Henry Harvey—49

NOTE—Patrons, whose boys' names do not appear, will confer a favor by demanding of them the reason why.  T.G.S.

 

Wednesday 14 June 1876

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            EARLY MELONS—We were presented yesterday, by Mr. J.A. Millican, with one (of) the first ripe melons of the season.  He picked one as early as Sunday last.  Who can beat this?

INSTALLATION SERVICE—According to previous announcement, the Rev. R.A. Mickle was installed Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of this place on last Sabbath morning.  Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the attendance was most gratifying, and we noticed several members present from the other churches in the city, which, of itself, was an interesting feature of the occasion, evincing a pleasant state of feeling among our various denominations.
            The Methodists closed their church, in order to attend upon this service.  Rev. Dr. Axson fully sustained his high reputation as a preacher of the Gospel, and his sermon was listened to with marked attention.  He then, in a most impressive manner, propounded the prescribed questions to the Pastor-Elect and to the church.  Rev. Mr. Anderson, of Bryan Neck, delivered an able and appropriate charge to the minister, and Dr. Axson, in his peculiarly persuasive style, charged the congregation.  The Pastoral relation being now constituted after the benediction was pronounced, the heads of families belonging to the congregation, and other friends present, went forward and extended the right hand to the Pastor, in token of cordial reception and affectionate regard.

 

Wednesday Morning 21 June 1876

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            For several days past, Mr. G.W. Fahm of this city has been lying extremely ill.  No hopes are entertained for his recovery.

            Among the strangers in our city for a week past, we were pleased to meet Mr. Amos Morse of Alabama, who was here on a visit to his sisters, Mrs. C.F. and W.J. Way.

            An election for Alderman to fill vacancy occasioned by resignation of I.N. Shannon is called for July 1st.  Truly hope our people will not lie idle in this matter, but be up and around looking out a good man.  We need such now as ever.

 

Wednesday Morning 28 June 1876

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            Rev. J.W. Simmons is off on a short tour.  Guess he will give the Centennial a call before he returns.

            The distillery of Mr. Penniman opened in full blast yesterday.  Will make a shipment this week.

            The hands on Mr. James Cooper's plantation are the first in this section to enjoy specie payment (silver).  It works like magic.

            Our townsman D.T. Dunn is back again from a short trip North, where he had been summoned by the illness of his aged father.  He represents him as still feeble.

            See card of Mr. John Silvan in this issue (Cigars and Tobacco).  We most earnestly bespeak for him your patronage.  He has been blind for five years, and has just been burned out in Fernandina, but still buoyant and hopeful, he is striving to gain an honest living for his little family.

            We met in our office a few days since, our young hotel friend Mac Haywood.  He informs us that he has sold out his hotel interest in Jesup, and is seriously contemplating a move to Cumberland Island, to engage in farming, stock raising, etc.  We wish him success in his new enterprise.

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STRANGE CONDUCT—The "sperits" or something else equally careless of the opinions of mortals, one night last week entered the residence of neighbor Gowan, in Dixville, (no one being at home) and "cut up jack" generally.  Chairs, tables, etc., were piled up in the middle of the room, having apparently been occupied; window curtains all tied up in knots; milk spilled on the floor, etc. Strange to say, nothing whatever has been missed from the house.  The family are quite at a loss to know how to interpret this strange conduct.

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OUR DUTY—We do not propose to mix in politics, but, having invited correspondence on the subjects of a general character, we give place to the following as such:
            Glynn County calls upon all her citizens to throw aside their old party feelings and to stand up for "our altars and our fires."
            We have need of all the talent and energy we can send to represent us, as well in the State Legislature as in Congress.
            Glynn County must have man who can fight for her in the great battle in which she is engaged, for the odds are heavy against her.
            Chatham County, alive to her own interest, sends her best men to represent her in the council of the State.  We, of Glynn, must meet this array, and no one better than R.M. Tison can be selected for the work.  If he "stand among kings," his voice will be heard.  Let a spirit of enthusiasm be awakened in the heart of every man in the county to do his whole duty for this section of the State of Georgia; now let us contend for half the loaf as our portion of bread, and not sit idly down to "pick the crumbs" that fall from our neighbor's table.
            Will you sell your birthright?  No!  Then rally under the Tison flag for the honor and welfare of OLD GLYNN.

STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE FOUR HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 9 (Maximum 50)

Carlton Stacy—50; Eddie Leben—50; Henry Harvey—50; Willie Smith—50

NOTE—Patrons, whose boys' names do not appear, will confer a favor by demanding of them the reason why.  T.G.S.

 

Wednesday Morning 12 July 1876

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            Times are hard, but some people seem to move ahead, nevertheless.  Of the number we would mention Mr. Gloganger, the grocer and fruit man.  His store has been increased to almost double its original size.

            Just ask certain parties where they would go just about now to find the hottest place, and you get the answer "Bailey's Mills on the Satilla."  They claim that the thermometer stood at 115 there last week in the shad on board a vessel loading with lumber, and that at no time during the day was it less than 106.  Don't thing we will move up there just yet—96 about all we can stand.

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PERSONAL—The Savannah News concludes a short article concerning our townsman Hon. John L. Harris, Judge of the Brunswick circuit:
            "Whenever His Honor has presided at this court he has given universal satisfaction to the bar by his ability and great courtesy.  He is one of the many illustrations of the wisdom of Gov. Smith in his selection of the judiciary of the State.

IMPROVEMENT—Hurrah for our end of town!  We hope to hear in a few days, just across the street in front of the Post Office, that unmistakable sign of progress, the sound of saw and hammer.  Our live baker and confectioner, Leben, we learn, is going to consolidate his business at this point and to that end, is going to drive his pegs on New Castle street.  Hurrah, we say, for the man who can build, such times as these.  Wish we had a hundred more such.

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STACY’S PRIVATE SCHOOL—DEPORTMENT; THE SEVEN HIGHEST FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 9 (Maximum 50)

Willie Nelson—47            Willie Dangaix—47
Carlton Stacy
—50            Eddie Leben—46
Eddie Greenwood
—50     Henry Harvey—50
Willie Smith
—50

NOTE—Patrons, whose boys' names do not appear, will confer a favor by demanding of them the reason why.  T.G.S.

 

Wednesday Morning 19 July 1876

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            We omitted to mention last week that Mr. J.R. Bostwick had been elected to fill the place of Alderman I.N. Shannon, resigned.  A good selection we think.

            A large alligator, seven feet and six inches long, was killed last week by Mr. W.W. Watkins near his place in Dixville.  He had quit the creek and was making for the hammock, in search of fresh water, probably.

            Mr. Hoyt showed us yesterday a new cooking stove just received by his firm.  It is called the "Brunswick Range," and some of the improvements connected with it are Mr. H.'s own invention.  Call and see it.

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            On Monday last, a terrible explosion occurred at the mill of Buchanan & Smith, at Waresboro on the B&A R.R., making a perfect wreck of the whole mill.  the dome boiler, we understand, was thrown 200 feet in the air, but, strange to say, no one was killed.  The fireman was very badly scalded and a few others slightly.  So far as we can learn, no one knows the cause of the accident.  At the time of its occurrence, a train was backing down on the sidetrack to get a load of lumber, and a few moments later, it, too, would have been exposed to the danger.
            It will be remembered that the Smith of the above is our Mr. J.D. Smith, of the Brunswick House.  He has only recently gone into the above copartnership.  We fear his loss is heavy.

            HOE AND PLOW COMBINED—We were shown by His Honor Judge Jno. L. Harris, a few days since, this new invention of Parson Thomas, of Waycross, Georgia.  It resembles, some what, a long pronged rake, only the prongs are curved and flattened at the end, like a plow.  On the opposite side of the handle is a single prong or plow, for running trenches, etc.  It is quite a neat arrangement, and, in our judgment well calculated to do the work desired.

SHOOTING—Some folks seem to have a way of trying to enjoy what other people make, without pay, compensation, or even permission.  One of these light fingered gentry, thinking to possess himself of one of neighbor Bolt's watermelons, last week, entered his truck garden and started off with the coveted treasure, but, to his astonishment, found the air filled with small shot.  The melon was left behind with six shot in it.  How many he carried off in his clothes is not known.

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HANDSOME MEN—Col. Jack Smith, the handsomest man in the State, has been re-elected President of the Glynn County Democratic Club.  Major Jim F. Nelson, the next handsomest, was re-elected Vice-President.  Gazette

            Wrong again, brother G.  At the recent election of the Odd Fellows for the handsomest man, the race was between Col. Jack Smith and friend Watkins.  The latter beat the race 3 to 1 nearly.  As for "Major Jim," he is acknowledged by all to be better looking than either of them.

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(Communicated) ODD FELLOWS' PIC NIC AT BELLE POINT

Brunswick, Georgia
14 July 1876

Mr. Editor,
            According to previous arrangements made by the members of Seaport Lodge, No. 68, I.O.O.F., they with their families and sweethearts, assembled at an early hour this morning at the residence of our worthy Noble Grand, Mr. A.T. Putnam, he having kindly and generously furnished transportation for the majority of the party, when we took up our line of march for Belle Point, the magnificent place of our brother James E. Lambright.
            We arrived there in good season, and were soon seated under a large oak grove, enjoying the sea breeze as it gently fanned our heated brows.
            Belle Point is beautifully situated on an arm of the sea, with a magnificent view southeastward.  Mr. L.'s residence is situated upon a high bluff, and a few feet from the landing, all kinds of fish can be caught.
            The morning passed off pleasantly, and at about 12:30 dinner was announced.  there was spread on a table, under the grove, everything that was good to eat, or could tempt the taste of the most fastidious.  Of course the committee on arrangements acquitted themselves handsomely as good waiters.  After the ladies had retired and the tables replenished, the Brethren were invited to take seats.  I think all were in good health, judging from the manner in which they ate.
            At about 4 o'clock, all were again invited down to the table to enjoy a saucer of ice cream and cake, and we must say that some folks are very fond of ice cream—judging from the saucers that I saw brothers Watkins and Mac Haywood have.  We have not heard from them since our return.
            The next important item worthy of note was the election of the handsomest man between brothers A.J. Smith and W.W. Watkins.  As is customary, we "heard from the candidates," each setting forth his claims as to why he should receive the election.  Both presented very strong claims, but brother Smith appeared very sanguine, saying, in conclusion, that he knew he was more popular among the ladies than brother Watkins was.  The ballot was ordered, and resulted as follows:  A.J. Smith 10, W.W. Watkins 27.  Three rousing cheers were then given for brother Watkins.
            In the neighborhood of five o'clock, we were requested by the N.G. to assemble, when a motion was offered, returning thanks to brother Lambright and family for the generous and hospitable manner in which they had entertained us.  Passed unanimously.
            Between five and six o'clock, all were on their way home, thinking and talking about the pleasant time they enjoyed, some wishing for a pic nic once a week at brother Lambright's.
            Everything passed off pleasantly and delightfully, nothing occurring to mar the pleasure and happiness of all.
            Yours, &c., G.C.F.

 

Wednesday Morning 26 July 1876

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            Our green grocers, Herzog and Borchardt, seem to be the only ones getting rich these days.  They both have fixed up their places of business.  We are glad to see it.

            Jim Thompson (colored), living about five miles out of town, is making arrangements to move West.  He thinks St. Louis a much better place than Glynn County.

            Our young friend James Wright, just recently from the Centennial, gives a glowing account of all he saw.  He claims that the biggest thing there is a shaft or cone of pure gold at least ten feet high.  He did not see the Centennial pencil until after his return however.

            Mr. J.W. Haywood sent by last steamer, twelve splendid melons, for the inmates of "Chapins' Widows Home," in New York.  This is a commendable act in Mr. H., and one that will be highly appreciated by the old ladies of the above Home.  How they will bless him!  The steamer carried them free.

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QUERY—Is a Port Physician less apt to bring disease ashore from a quarantined vessel than a pilot?  Answer desired for pilot Clark's benefit.

            Some people never forget the mother that gave them birth.  Of that number we may mention Mr. A. Peters, the cabinet maker, who sent on last week to his old mother (78 years of age) in Germany, a P.O. Order for a snug little sum.

NOMINATIONS—The Democratic convention for this Senatorial District (Glynn, Camden, and Charlton Counties) met a Jeffersonton last Saturday, and nominated Col. A.J. Smith of this city.  The nomination, we learn, was unanimous.
            The Republican convention met the same day at the same place—none of their number, however, has furnished us with the result of their day's labor.
            The citizens of Camden met the same day in county meeting, and nominated G.A. Mallett, esq., for Representative, and also appointed Hon. J.M. Arnow and G.A. Mallett, esq., as delegates to the Gubernatorial convention in Atlanta, and Messrs. D. and J. Bailey delegates to Congressional convention.
            LATER—Since writing the above we learn that James Blue, the present Representative from this county, was nominated last Saturday at the Republican convention at Jeffersonton.

 

Wednesday Morning 16 August 1876

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            Mr. LeBaron Drury is back again from his trip to England, and is the picture of health.  He will proceed at once to put his wharf in thorough order for the winter business.

            Some prowler, on mischief intent, leaving his shoes on the steps, tried to enter the residence of Col. A.J. Smith in this city, Sunday night last.  Being heard, and an alarm given, he made good his escape.  Look well to your fastenings.

A CURIOSITY—We no longer need have any doubts of the results of the coming Presidential election.  A young pullet belonging to Mr. Thos. Higginbotham of this county has laid a monster egg about the size of that of a goose, weighing 3 3/8 ounces.  Upon close examination, can be seen delineated in the shell "Harrah for Tilden."  The question is now settled, since even pullets predict it.  This wonderful egg will be on exhibition at our office for two days.  Call and see it—no charges.

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WATERMELON SYRUP—We long have heard of this new "sweetenin," but never say any of it until last week when we were presented with a small bottle by Mr. James E. LambrightMr. L. thinks an acre of ground in melons for syrup will yield a better dividend than in any other crop planted, yielding at least three or four times the amount on the same piece of ground with same labor and fertilizer.  We expect to hear of numbers trying this new syrup another year.  It is indeed quite pleasant to the taste.  Of course, where melons can be sold for ten cents a piece it does not pay to convert into syrup; but in the country, where there is no sale for them at any price, it does pay handsomely.

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FOR TAX COLLECTOR—I announce myself a candidate for the office of Tax Collector, and respectfully solicit the support of my friends, both white and colored at the election to be held in January 1877.   JAMES T. LAMBRIGHT

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A NEW INVENTION IN DENTISTRY—Dr. Wm. Nobles, Sr., has just received from the office in Washington a patent for a new invention in dentistry.  The patent consists of filling the cavity of teeth with a soft substance, capping it with pure gold held in by an anchor.  The filling in a short time hardens, and the whole becomes as steadfast as the tooth itself.  The whole process is without pain and when completed is perfectly beautiful.  Dentists and patients regard it as the greatest discovery of the age.
            We clip the above from the Waycross Headlight.  The editor made a slight mistake in the name—there being no such person as Dr. William Noble, Sr.Dr. R. Noble, of this city, is the inventor of the above process.

 

Wednesday Morning 23 August 1876

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A BEAR—Think of it, ye mothers, whose children travel around loose, a bear was seen in our streets on Sunday evening last—he had a string around his neck, however, and was led by Mr. Jackson, of Montgomery, Alabama, son-in-law of our Mr. Ward, the blacksmith.  Mr. J. purchased him of Mr. Bunkley of Cumberland, who captured him about six weeks ago, having killed the mother and another cub the same age of this.  We learn that several have been killed on that island this season.  Can't some of our enterprising hotel keepers down there get up a big bear hunt for the amusement of the various Nimrods of the country?  Old Barnum could make such a thing pay.
            Young Bruin will leave for Montgomery tomorrow, where he will, no doubt, be a curiosity to many.

PERSONAL—Mr. S.C. Littlefield returned by last N.Y. Steamship from a pleasant trip to the old homestead among the New Hampshire hills.  He is looking well, and complains of taking on only about ten pounds avoirdupois.  He seems to think business as brisk here, in proportion to capital invested, as elsewhere; but seems to feel that we may confidently expect better times at an early day.  We learn from him that the probabilities are that the present steamship arrangements will be slightly modified—to our advantage.
            Port Royal will be dropped from this line altogether, and have a ling of her own, direct.  Then steamers from New York will touch here first, then go to Fernandina, and returning will touch here again—thus giving us a direct line both ways, and shortening the passage from New York to this place at least 48 hours.
            Hurrah! we say, for Messrs. Littlefield & Tison for inaugurating such measures for our good.  It is to such men as these we must look for developing our resources.  They create business, and thus benefit all parties.  May they prosper, and may many more such find a home among us.

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THAT EGG—A was expected, our office was crowded last Wednesday with lovers of the novel and curious, to see the great Tilden egg mentioned in our last.  Our devil took down a few of the many remarks that were made, which we publish below, giving the initial of each.  As matter of course, all must know that the whole thing was gotten up for a little sport, and the only curious part to the affair was the immense size of the egg.  Here are the comments

"Of course it's genuine.  I saw an egg once that predicted the Injin war two years before it happened"—H
"I'll be d——d if it ain't there!" (the writing)—T.
"Mind you don't get hazed."  (Haysed)—R.
"Now, Mr. D., you set that egg, and pretty soon you see little Tildens coming out of it."—G
"Well, I'm going to vote for him."—D.
"When I was a boy, we used to soak them in vinegar, mark on them, and put them in a bottle."—D.
"O yes, it's on there, but, as to the phenomenon of the thing, it's too thin.  Somebody marked it on there."—H.
"Well, I hope the prediction of the pullet may prove true."—Old gentleman with big hat.

 

Wednesday Morning 30 August 1876

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            Mr. W.W. Watkins will open a stall today in the city market, for the sale of beef.  His figures will, we learn, be 8, 10, and 12 cents per pound according to quality.  Read card and give him a fair trial.

            Supt. John A. Grant was in our city last week, making arrangements looking to the new schedule to be run on the M&B R.R. in connection with steamers to Florida.  We will publish schedule as soon as determined upon.

            Mr. J.H. McCullough has just returned from a short run to New York.  He was gone ten days, and took on sixteen pounds extra flesh.  Our devil thinks it is fortunate that he returned so soon, for his legs would have been too small to support him in a week or more.

            Mr. Jno. R. Cook, we learn, is regaining his health and flesh very rapidly.  His trip, too, is proving beneficial.  Wish we could get a chance to fatten, too.

            Golden's Hotel is assuming shape, and will be quite a building when completed.

            John Armstrong is pushing his improvements forward, and will soon have a nice residence.  He has taken off the upper section of the main building, and put on a second story, besides building a two-story L in the rear.  Both these colored men deserve credit for the efforts they are making to improve their property and better their condition in life.  They have our best wishes.

            David Weisbein—Read his advertisement of 4th page.  In needs no comment from us—the prices speak for themselves.  A new era in the sale of Dry Goods has evidently dawned upon us.  In our next we will give his card a more extended notice.

            As we go to press, we learn that a dispatch has been received, stating that there has been 16 deaths from yellow fever in Savannah within 36 hours.  Hope it is a mistake.

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NEW FIRM—"Rogers & Co. Merchants," is the new sign to be seen at the Cotton Press wharf.  The new firm, as we understand it, is a branch of a very strong house in England, who propose to buy all the cotton they need this winter through this port.  There seems to be no mistake about this matter, as will be seen elsewhere in our columns, their first ship left Liverpool on the 12th inst., for this port, with merchandise.
            Let there be no croakers in this matter, but let all parties interested pull together to the end in view.

GLYNN DEMOCRACY; EXTRACT—Resolved, that this meeting proceed to ballot for six delegates to represent Glynn county in the District Congressional Convention to be held at Jesup, Wayne Co., Georgia, on the 6th day of September 1876, and that the delegates have the power to appoint alternates, in case any of them cannot attend said Convention.  The resolution was adopted without debate, and a good many names were placed before the meeting, all of which were finally withdrawn, except six.  A motion having been passed to elect by acclamation, the following gentlemen were unanimously elected as delegates, to wit:  James E. Lambright, Geo. A. Dure, Thos. W. Lamb, Wm. J. Williams, G.W. Wright, and W.E. Jones.  On motion of Col. Smith, the President was made a delegate.  W.J. Williams offered the following motion:  Moved that the President appoint a committee consisting of three members from each District in the County, to act as an Executive Committee, and a committee of from three to five in each District, to raise funds to be used in the present campaign.  After some discussion, and an accepted amendment to the effect that the President appoint the committees at his leisure, the motion was put and carried.  F.H. Harris offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted:
            Resolved, that the Democracy of Glynn County heartily endorse the action of the St. Louis Convention, both as to the Platform and the Nominees, also that they endorse the nomination of Gen. A.H. Colquit, for Governor, the nomination of Col. A.J. Smith, for Senator from the Fourth District, and will use their most strenuous efforts for their elections.
            A motion was made, and carried, that the Seaport Appeal and the Brunswick ADVERTISER be requested to publish the proceedings of this meeting.
            Meeting adjourned, subject to the call of the President—T.E. Davenport, Pres't. G.C. Dem. Club—W.E. Jones, Secretary.

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SCHOOL NOTICE—T.G. Stacy & Mrs. Maggie Barkuloo, Principals.
            Having consolidated our school interests, we will open on Monday next, (September 4th) for the reception of pupils in the capacious building next door to late residence of Mr. W.W. Watkins on Reynolds street, near Presbyterian Church.  Rates per quarter of ten weeks:
            Primary Class————-$500
            Intermediate Class——$7.50
            Advanced Class———$10.00
            Parties sending two scholars will receive a deduction of 16 1/2 per cent, and those sending three or more, 25 per cent on the above figures.
            Enter your children promptly the first day.

ORIENTAL HOUSE, CUMBERLAND ISLAND—Elias Clubb, proprietor.
            The above house, pleasantly situated on the north end of Cumberland Island, is open for the accommodation of the Public.  Parties from the Interior will find it a pleasant place for a maroon?.  For further particulars address the Proprietor at Brunswick, Georgia.  Terms very low.

 

Wednesday Morning 6 September 1876

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            There is a report in Darien, we learn, that yellow fever exists here—several deaths, etc.  Not a word of truth in it, good folks—Brunswick never was healthier.

            We were shown yesterday by Mr. Arthur Ward a splendid bunch of 48 ripe bananas grown on his father's place in our town.  Eleven other bunches grew in the same enclosure.  They thrive well here.

            A citizen of this county, Mr. Geo. Scarlett, we learn, has raised 57 bushels of corn on one acre of land.  A small farm well cultivated is what is needed now-a-days.  Take the hint, ye planters, who till all creation and make nothing.

            From official reports in Savannah News, we learn that there were fifty-six deaths, all told, from yellow fever, up to September 3rd.  From these reports we learn also that the disease is assuming a milder type, and cases are not so frequent lately, though many deaths are reported daily.

            Capt. Dure, of our city, recently purchased the collection of shells, rocks, etc., belonging to the late Dr. Wilson of Darien, McIntosh Co., Georgia.  The collection is said to be superior even to the one recently sold by Mr. Postell of St. Simons to Roanoke College in Virginia.  The specimens we have seen are very superior.

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YELLOW FEVER—Symptoms, Treatment, &c.
            The following, which we clip from the Savannah News, is an extract from the pen of a New Orleans lady upon the above subject.  It may be of benefit to some of our readers:
            SYMPTOMS—Headache; pain in the back and bones; sometimes slight shivering at first; then flushed face; eyes inflamed, and often bloodshot; pulse full and quick; skin dry and feverish; sometimes sickness at the stomach, but not often at the beginning of the disease.
            TREATMENT—The first thing to be done is to undress, go to bed and cover up with blankets.  Let a foot bath be prepared as quick as possible; let it be as hot as the patient can bear it, with plenty of good strong mustard in it (at least a cup full).  Let the bath be given in a good-sized foot tub, while the patient is lying on his back in bed, so that the blanket will cover the foot tub and patient at the same time.  Let the feet remain in the bath about fifteen minutes, then give the patient a simple dose of medicine, it may be castor oil or citrate of magnesia.  The latter is by far pleasanter to take, a bottle of it may be taken in two doses, with an interval of one or two hours.  Keep up a gentle perspiration as long as the fever lasts.  If the skin should become dry, give another foot bath.  Let the patient remain quiet, FREE FROM ALL EXCITEMENT.  He must be watched continually to keep him from throwing off the bed-clothes.  He is sometimes delirious; keep clothes wet frequently with ice water to his forehead.  Let his drink be ice water, ice lemonade; do not give too much for fear of disturbing the stomach.  Let no purgative be given after the first day; if the bowels are not free enough, other means can be resorted to.  By all means let the patient be kept perfectly quiet.  The fever never entirely subsides before seventy-two hours from the time it comes on.  At the end of that time there is almost always sickness of the stomach; the patient must not be let vomit; a mustard poultice upon the chest will prevent it.  Let the patient also swallow some ice pounded in a towel until it is almost like snow.  If the patient is very weak when the fever leaves him, let a little stimulant be given, say a teaspoonful of the best brandy in a little ice water and white sugar to be repeated every half hour.  Quinine may also be given as a tonic with very good effect; say one or two grains at a time.  Let it be remembered that while the fever lasts, viz. during the first three days, no food whatever is to be given.  After the fever is gone and the stomach perfectly quiet, that is, about the fourth or fifth day, if there is no relapse, food may be given, but of the very lightest kind, and in the very smallest quantities; say a little rice gruel, corn starch, chicken water, beef tea, a little tea and toast, and so on.  Let the patient not attempt to get up before the eighth day, no matter how well he feels, for a relapse is nearly always fatal, and with the yellow fever one suffers so little that he thinks he is well when he is not.

 

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            Over 32,000 pounds of ice was sold by Mr. Haywood during two days last week.  It is indeed an ill wind that does not blow good to some one.

 

Wednesday Morning 13 September 1876

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            Dr. Hablehurst (should probably be Hazlehurst) has resigned the position of City Physician.  Dr. Blain will fill the position hereafter.

            By an ordinance of the city, no goods, clothing, freights, etc., will be allowed brought to this city from Savannah after this date, until further orders.

            Reports from yellow fever in Savannah about the same—some days it's better and some days little worse.  Reports that yellow fever is in Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia have been contradicted.

            Many persons attribute the recent sickness in town to the prevalence of north-easterly winds; bringing miasma from the Altamaha swamps, as the sickness decreased as soon as these winds ceased.

            Mustard seed and whiskey we published as a preventive against yellow fever—but, reader, the seed must go down your throat as well as the whiskey.  Putting the seed in the palm of your hand and the glass on top of them don't have the desired effect, any more than tying roots to the handle of a jug and drinking its contents, calling it "bitters."

ANOTHER PREVENTATIVE—Pulverized charcoal, taken daily, is used by the inhabitants of the tropical islands as a preventative against yellow fever—the idea being that, as the charcoal is an excellent absorbent, it takes up and carries off with it all the impurities or poisons that reach the stomach, keeping that organ thoroughly cleansed.  There seems to be logic in it.

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SICKNESS, DEATHS, ETC.—In our last issue we published that "Brunswick never was healthier."  Such was indeed the case up to the time of our going to press, but immediately after our publication, a very malignant type of fever showed itself in the neighborhood of Bay Street.  The presence of yellow fever in our sister city led many of our people to believe that we, too, were passing through the same fiery ordeal.  Others, however, scout the idea, and among that number some who have passed through different epidemics.  They assert most positively that these cases are not yellow fever, but a high type of bilious fever.  We feel constrained to say that, so far, we are forced to conclude that there has not been a single case of yellow fever in our city, and furthermore that the word never would have been pronounced, had not our sister city been afflicted with this terrible plague.  The minds of many are inflamed on this subject, and they are ready to pronounce almost anything "a clear case of yellow fever."  We regret to say that many of our people have been seized with a sort of panic, and left in hot haste.  A number of deaths have indeed occurred within the last eight days (see list below) from different causes, only four of which bore any resemblance to yellow fever, and two of them refused to take any medicine until too late.  It is truly unfortunate that these other deaths have occurred just at this juncture, as the excited mind is ready to class all under the same general head, and in fevered haste spread the news far and wide that "yellow fever is raging here."  There are several new cases of this fever, but all of a milder type, that yield readily to treatment.
            We regret that the action of our City Council, in their precautionary measures, has been misconstrued by some into the idea that they (the Council) believed that yellow fever existed here.  Such is not the case, so far as we have been able to learn.  Had they done any less they would have been derelict to their duty as guardians of the city.

MORTUARY LIST FOR THE WEEK

J.P. Ziegler bilious fever Mrs. West bilious fever Mr. Todt bilious fever
Oscar Dovers, Mate of schooner M. Pote, bilious fever. Mr. Pacetty’s child worms Herbert L. Snow consumption
  Marshall W.P. Burns bilious fever precipitated by hemorrhage of the lungs from being thrown from his buggy a short time since.  

NOTICE—Messrs. Bostwick, Nelson, and Moore, Sanitary Committee, meet at Mayor's office at five o'clock p.m. every day.  Parties will please notify them of any sanitary measures needed in their District.  T.E. DAVENPORT, Mayor.

 

A message from STACY is inserted in this microfilm reel stating that the newspaper was not published from September to December of 1876 due to the yellow fever epidemic in Brunswick.

 

 

Wednesday Morning 6 December 1876

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            Messrs. Woodward & Prince, the oyster packers, are back and will begin operations soon.

            J.F. Nelson, the handsomest man in town, has been nominated for the Mayoralty at the coming election.  (Election to be held Saturday 9 December 1876)

            See card of F. McCarthy, Attorney at Law, in this issue.  Any business entrusted to his care will receive his prompt attention.

            Messrs. E.C. Tuthill & Co., will continue their store on New Castle St. with fresh lot of groceries.  See Mr. Dunn's card on the subject.

            We hear of two cases of yellow fever among those recently returned.  Guess they must have entered some place not thoroughly disinfected and fumigated.

            Well, here we are, back in our office, ready for duty—Editor, typo, and Devil, with twenty-five pounds avoirdupois extra fighting weight.  We hope our silence for the past ten weeks will render the ADVERTISER none the less welcome to our readers.  To any who censure us for leaving, we reply in the language of friend H.:  "'Tis not that we loved Brunswick and her interests less, but our family more."  Scripture says "He who provideth not for those of his own household is worse than an infidel," and we believe it.

CONDUCTOR SHARP (BIG SHARP)—This gentleman, one of the conductors of the M&B R.R., from what we saw ourselves and heard from others, deserves a place on the roll of those who "lent a helping hand' and did good service in the interest of our stricken people.  It is he, we learn, through whom arrangements were made at the braking out of the epidemic to carry away all who wished to go, at half price.  He was, we understand, one of the first—if not the very first—who gave material aid, besides sending down chickens, etc., at his own expense, for our sick people.  We must not forget that whilst doing this for Brunswickians he was giving regularly one third of his salary to the stricken people of Savannah.  May he never know want.

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CASEY, THE MESSAGE BOY—This little fellow, we learn, remained at his post through the late scourge and did valiant service, not only delivering messages but at one time, for four days, took the operators place and received and forwarded dispatches.  We bespeak for him kindly consideration at the hands of those who have it in their power to aid him.

WAS IT A CRIME?—Yes, we ask in all candor.  Was it a crime for those of our citizens who could do so to leave town during the late epidemic?  Some seem to think it was—at least so we judge by the number of little flings we have heard since our return.
            Now we fail to see the sin, and, on the contrary, think all such acted not only wisely and prudently but for the real good of those who had to remain (for all agree that very few staid for the love of it).  Every man, woman, or child who got away not only lessened the work of physicians and nurses that much, but left just that much more supplies, money, luxuries, etc. for those who remained.  Besides, their is a duty parents owe their children entirely too sacred to be made the subject of jest.  Any parent who deliberately exposes the life of his child, while striving to show his own nerve and bravery, is in our humble judgment recreant to the trust imposed upon him.
            This matter, dear friends, is entirely too serious in its results for us to make it a matter of joking.  A fearful scourge has been on our people, and its ravages have carried sorrow to every heart.  Let us then cease this idle talk of who ran and who staid, and set about the great work of building up the waste places, and filling up, as far as we can the mighty gaps caused by the fever.
            Let us, too, remember that these afflictions are for a purpose—an allwise Providence means something when he speaks in language such as this.
 

Wednesday Morning 13 December 1876

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            See card of Mr. Taylor B. Ferguson in this issue.  He is considered a fine workman by those who have tried him.  (plain and ornamental plasterer, leave orders at the drugstore of G.H. Macon & Co. on Newcastle street.)

            See card of our quondam citizen, Mr. Ira E. Smith (attorney at law), in this issue.  He has just returned from Alabama and again located in our midst.  He is too well known here to need anything from our pen.

            The steamer Florence, now running between this port and Fernandina, in connection with the M&B R.R., is commanded by Capt. Clubb and piloted by Capt. Clay Williams of our city.  Wise selections, we think.

            The election for Mayor and Alderman on Saturday last was quite close—the Nelson ticket running in by about thirteen majority.  The ticket, as elected is J.F. Nelson, Mayor; J.M. Couper, J.M. Dexter, S.C. Littlefield, and J.R. Bostwick, Aldermen.

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JNO. M. DEXTER—Those of our people who remained here during the yellow fever are loud in their praises of Mr. J.M. Dexter.  As an officer of the Board of Health and the Relief Association he rendered invaluable services to our stricken people, and has, we learn, squarely refused to receive any compensation whatever for his services.  In this degenerate age, such exhibitions of disinterested self-sacrifice is worthy of imitation and calls forth the highest encomiums of praise.

BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA DEC. 13TH, 76
Mr. Editor—I am running a small store across the railroad.  Some designing person has reported that I voted the Democratic ticket at the Presidential election, which has caused numbers of my color to quit trading with me.  I take this plan of publicly contradicting the report, and saying the same time that, this being a free country, I don't think I ought to be thus treated, even if I had voted with the Democrats.  A.L. MUNGIN

SHERIFF SALES, GEORGIA—GLYNN CO.
            Will be sold before the Court House door, in the City of Brunswick, on the first Tuesday in Jan. 1877, all the buildings, Foundry, Machine Shop, Blacksmith Shop, including one 25 horse power portable engine, two engine lathes, one drill press, on patent bench, one bench with vice, tool drawers with tools, one cupola and flask, one cupola fan, one brass foundry, with all stock and material belonging thereto, under and by virtue of a mortgage fi fa, issued from the Honorable Superior Court of Glynn County, in favor of B. Michelson vs. Peter Hertel, deceased, late of said county.  Principal sum $2500.  Interest—Cost—$7.00.  Notice given tenant in possession.  THOMAS W. LAMB, Sheriff, G.C.G.

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SMALL PAY FOR VALUABLE SERVICES—NEW ORLEANS, 16 NOV. 1876
Editor Times—You had an article in your paper taken from the Vicksburg Herald, saying that the nursed who went from here to Brunswick during the late epidemic got $1000 each, which is not true.  We only got three dollars a day, and the Mayor of Brunswick said that it was the doctors' fault that we did not get $5 per day.  I am one of the nurses and can testify to the trials we had to undergo at the side of the sufferers' bed from dawn till dawn again.
            Many a poor soul was saved by the untiring care of the nurse.  The doctors were well paid for their "brief visits."  Your article is doing us an injury, for many think we have made so much by our trip that we need nothing more.  Please, sir, correct it and you will oblige your humble servant.  ONE OF THE NURSES

            We clip the above from the New Orleans Times of November 10th, and, if returned refugee's opinion be worth anything with the Relief Committee, would suggest the propriety (if funds are in hand) of making up to these people yet, the amount recommended by our lamented Davenport.  We have an exalted opinion of those noble women , who stood by our stricken ones in the hour of their greatest need.  What say the Committee on the subject?

CARD OF THANKS—We take this plan of extending to the good people of Liberty County, among whom we sojourned during the epidemic, our heartfelt gratitude for their attentions, as well as substantial aid rendered, in the way of farm products, etc., to the editor and family.  This timely aid on their part, freed our mind from anxiety, and took away much of the annoyance incident to our refugee life.  We invoke a kindly blessing on the heads of those dear people, who, though impoverished themselves by the late war and recent crop failures, both sheltered and fed us.  We shall ever think of them with gratitude and affection.


 

Wednesday Morning, 20 December 1876

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            Mr. W.W. Wilder of Albany, Ga., and Miss Laura Meador of this city were married last week.

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            Drs. Logan, McClellan, and Cromwell, of the State Board of Health, were here yesterday investigating the causes of the late epidemic.  We will give their report next week.

TO THE VOTERS OF GLYNN COUNTY—Thankful for past favors.  I hereby announce myself a candidate for re-election to the office of Ordinary of Glynn County (subject to the Democratic nomination), and respectfully ask your support.  Wm. H. BERRIE

SAVE YOUR TEETH—Having taken charge of the Dental office of Dr. R. Noble & Son (deceased), I am now prepared to do all work in my line in the most approved style, and ask a liberal share of public patronage.
            No tooth, however decayed and broken, need be lost, as I am prepared to "build up" and "cap" all such by the new process invented by my father, Dr. R. Noble, WITHOUT PAIN, and at HALF THE USUAL COST.  Office corner Monk & Oglethorpe streets.  Wm. NOBLE

SCHOOL NOTICE—I will open my Private School on the first of January 1877.  All parties interested will take due notice.  T.G. STACY

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IN POINT OF HEALTH—About ten days previous to the breaking out of the yellow fever, last summer, we declared through the columns of this sheet that "Brunswick never was healthier."  We stand ready to prove the assertion then made, by producing the facts:
            First, we lay down the proposition that the presence of yellow fever in any locality is no indication whatever of its unhealthfulness.  No place situated on salt, and not many on fresh water, are exempt from its fearful savages.  The records show that it visited, in days past, many cities far north of this, also that it has proven most fatal on the rockbound coast of Gibraltar, where there was scarcely earth enough to create a dust of windy days, much less support vegetation, or any thing else productive of malaria.  These things being true, the mortuary report from yellow fever must not be taken into consideration in examining into the healthfulness of any place.  What are the facts, then?  Of a mortuary report of 131 deaths from August to December 1st (four months), we find that 129 died of yellow fever, one of consumption, (a long standing case that came here from elsewhere) and on of paralysis—in other words, leaving out the fever subjects and counting the consumption case, we have had an average death rate of eight per year, with a population of between two and three thousand.
            Now we ask the candid reader where on this green earth would he go to find a place of equal size with a smaller death rate?  Unlike those cities that have been stricken with yellow fever, our report "from other causes" has been almost nothing.  This speaks volumes for our fair city, and enables us still to throw our banner to the breeze and invite the nations to our healthful shores.

CORRECTION—We are requested by the secretary of the Relief Association to say, in reply to our article in last paper, taken from the New Orleans Times, under the head of "Small Pay for Valuable Services," that the amount paid the nurses by the Association ($3 per day) was in accordance with contract made with them by the "Howard Association" of New Orleans, who kindly sent them here and, furthermore, that their expenses here and back were paid.

THE COMMISSARY—This institution, created during the dark days of our recent scourge, was finally closed a few days ago, although it had been virtually done months since, except for the benefit of those most destitute, and who were still unable to assist themselves.  There are still several of this latter class, we learn, who must now look elsewhere for food, medicines, etc.
            In this connection, we would say that the thanks of this entire community are due this Association, for the able manner in which they performed their work.  Blunders, they may have made, but these are not to be thought of—the only wonder is that they did not commit more during their fiery ordeal.

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ADDITIONAL—We are requested to state, relative to Casey, the message boy of the W.U. Telegraph Co., that during the epidemic, he not only took charge of the office for four days at one time, sending and receiving telegrams, as was stated by us, but had at four different times filled the breach caused by sickness of the operators, notifying the officials of the same, and thereby having their places filled with dispatch.  All honor to the lad.

NOMINATIONS—We have been handed for publication the following list of Democratic nominees for county officials:  For Sheriff—T.W. Lamb; for Treasurer—John P. Lamb; for Clerk of Court—Berrien Moore; for Tax Collector—W.A. Berrie, Jr.; for Tax Receiver—G.C. Dent; for Ordinary—W.H. Berrie; for coroner—B.M. Cargyle.

 

Wednesday Morning 27 December 1876

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            Mr. Joerger (pronounced Yurger), the New Orleans druggist who came here during the epidemic, was so well pleased with our place, that he has returned with his family, and is now employed by Dr. L.B. Davis & Co.  He evidently is at home in a drug store.

            Our city Marshal unearthed, a few days since, quite a lot of ladies' silk dresses, baby clothes, gents' under garments, and a pistol—some of which have been lost for four years.  They were found in a certain den up town.
            Parties having lost such things can get them by calling on Marshall Blain, identifying property, and leaving a small fee for the printer.

APPOINTMENTS—The many friends and admirers of Rev. Mr. Hays will be pleased to learn that he has been sent back as Presiding Elder to this District.  Mr. Simmons goes to Savannah as assistant to Rev. Mr. Wynn, and his place here will be filled by Rev. Mr. Abbott.

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SCHOOL NOTICE—My Private School for boys and girls will be opened on Tuesday next, January 2nd, in my school room on Reynolds street, in rear of the Presbyterian Church.  Let all be punctual on that day.
            N.B.—For the present I will have no lady teacher.  T.G. STACY

NOTICE!—Capt. J.F. Steinbrinck, of the RUDOLPH EBEL, will not be answerable for any debts any of his crew may contract while in port.  J.F. STEINBRINCK, Brunswick, Dec. 19, '76.  Master.

Citation for administration estate of Carey W. Cox, deceased.—To all whom it may concern; Mrs. Carey W. Cox, having applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of Carey W. Cox, late of said county, deceased, this is to cite all of the creditors and next of kin to the said Carey W. Cox, to be and appear at my office within the time allowed by law, and show cause, if any they can, why permanent administration should not be granted to Mrs. Carey W. Cox on the said estate of Carey W. Cox, deceased.
            Witness my hand and official signature this Dec. 26th, 1876—Wm. H. BERRIE, Ordinary Glynn Co., Georgia.

Citation for administration estate of T.F. Smith, deceased.—To all whom it may concern, Mrs. T.F. Smith, having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of T.F. Smith, late of said county, deceased, this is to cite all of the creditors and next of kin to the said T.F. Smith to be and appear at my office within the time allowed by law, and show cause, if any they can, why permanent administration should not be granted to Mrs. T.F. Smith on the said T.F. Smith's estate.
            Witness my hand and official signature this Dec. 26th, 1876—Wm. H. BERRIE, Ordinary Glynn Co., Georgia.

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Citation for administration estate of Thomas E. Davenport.—To all whom it may concern, W.G. Davenport, having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of Thomas E. Davenport, late of said county, deceased, this is to cite all of the creditors and next of kin to the said T.E. Davenport to be and appear at my office within the time allowed by law, and show cause, if any they can, why permanent administration should not be granted to W.G. Davenport on the said T.E. Davenport, deceased.
            Witness my hand and official signature this Dec. 26th, 1876—Wm. H. BERRIE, Ordinary Glynn Co., Georgia.

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CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS; REGULAR MEETING—Council Chamber, Brunswick, Dec. 20, 1876}  Council met.  Present—His Honor J.F. Nelson, Chairman of Council, Aldermen Bostwick, Colson, Littlefield, Moore, Putnam, and Watkins.
            Absent—Alderman Couper.
            Minutes of last meeting read and confirmed.

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

            The Election Returns for a Mayor and four Aldermen for the ensuing year were received, opened, and found correct, in due form of law, and containing the following certificate, and ordered to be filed:

            STATE OF GEORGIA—GLYNN COUNTY—Brunswick, Dec. 9th, '76—We, the undersigned superintendents of an election held this day for a Mayor and four Aldermen of the City of Brunswick, in said state and county, for the municipal year 1877, do hereby certify that James F. Nelson was duly elected Mayor, and J.M. Couper, S.C. Littlefield, J.R. Bostwick, and J.M. Dexter were duly elected Aldermen.
            Given under our hands and official signatures this Dec. 9th, 1876.
            James Houston (Freeholder & Supt.), James B. Moore (Freeholder & Supt.), Wm. H. Berrie (Ordinary G.C.)

            Mr. T.G. Stacy made an application for the city printing in person proposing to do it for the remainder of the unexpired term of the previous contractor at the same rates, viz:  twenty-seven dollars per month.  Accepted.
            Mrs. Peters' petition to have refunded one dollar and fifty cents overpaid by her late husband in taxes for the present year.  Received and granted.
            Petition of B.M. Cassidy, W.G. Davenport, and Wm. S. Blain for remission of the last quarter's license was received and referred to special committee, consisting of Aldermen Watkins, Littlefield, and Putnam, with instructions to report at next meeting of Council.
            A communication from R.K. Hines, Esq., in reference to City Bonds was received and ordered to be filed.

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

            The committee to investigate the account of the late Marshal reported progress, and was granted further time.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

            The committee on Town Commons, to whom was referred the report of H.A. Kenrick on Town Commons, made the following:
REPORT—We, the committee appointed to examine the work don by H.A. Kenrick on Town Commons, have examined the work and find it done in a satisfactory manner, and recommend that his bill be paid.  Adopted.  J.C. MOORE, Chm.  S.C. LITTLEFIELD

RESOLUTIONS, ORDERS, AND ORDINANCES

            On motion it was ordered that the committee on Public Buildings have the steps of the City Hall rebuilt on the best terms, and apply to the Board of County Commissioners to have four rooms added to the jail.
            On motion it was ordered that the time for the owners of skids and lumber to remove the same be extended ten days.
            On motion it was ordered that the Marshal be authorized to visit the premises of James Roberts, and ascertain if such buildings have been properly and lawfully disinfected, and if not, and he be not permitted to enter such premises for the purpose of disinfecting them, the Marshal will report to the Mayor.

            By Alderman Bostwick—RESOLVED 1st., That a committee of six be appointed, composed of equal numbers of the Council and citizens, to draft a memorial or petition to the Governor of this State on the most important matter of having one of the Commissioners of the M&B R.R. appointed from this city, or Glynn County.
            RESOLVED 2nd, That said committee be requested to invite the co-operation and solicit the influence of our citizens, the people of our county, and that the said document be placed before the city authorities of Macon and Albany for their signatures and approval.
            RESOLVED 3rd, That communications be addressed to such Representatives in our Legislature as may be known to favor such memorial and feel an interest in the welfare of our city to further the consummating of our petition by their influence with Governor Colquit, and that the memorial be drawn by an attorney, to be in proper form.  Adopted.

Council adjourned:  E.C.P. DART, Clerk of Council.

 

Wednesday Morning; 3 January 1877

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            Hurdeman, one of the mail agents on the B&A R.R., was knocked down and robbed of a watch, pistol, and forty dollars in cash one night last week on Bay street.  The watch has been recovered, and two sailors arrested, charged with the offense.

A PUBLIC BALL—Will be given in this city on Monday evening, Jan. 8th, for the benefit of the Widows and Orphans, made so by the late epidemic.  All the ladies of Brunswick are invited to attend.  Gentlemen and strangers can obtain Admission Tickets—a dollar each—at all our public houses, and at the door of the Ball Room.
            Charles L. Schlatter, A.T. Putnam, D.T. Dunn, and others, Committee.

ELECTION NOTICE—An election will be held for an Alderman of the City of Brunswick to fill the vacancy of J.F. Nelson, resigned, on Saturday, January 13, 1877.  (dated) January 1st, 1877.  J.F. NELSON, Mayor.

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Citation for administration estate of George S. Washington, deceased.—To all whom it may concern; W.H. Thomas, having applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of George S. Washington, late of said county, deceased, this is to cite all of the creditors and next of kin to the said George S. Washington, to be and appear at my office within the time allowed by law, and show cause, if any they can, why permanent administration should not be granted to W.H. Thomas on the said estate of George S. Washington, deceased.
            Witness my hand and official signature this Jan. 1st, 1877—Wm. H. BERRIE, Ordinary Glynn Co., Georgia.

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CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, REGULAR MEETING—Council Chamber, Brunswick, Dec. 27, 1876}
Council met.  Present—His Honor J.F. Nelson, Chairman of Council Aldermen Bostwick, Colson, Littlefield, and Putnam.
            Absent—Aldermen Couper, Moore, and Watkins.
            Minutes of last meeting read and confirmed.

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

            Petition of W.P. Gefford, praying to be relieved from the payment of license, was received and the prayer refused.

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

            The committee to investigate the accounts of the late Marshal reported progress:
            The committee to whom was referred the petition of Messrs. Cassidy, Davenport, and Blain, praying for remittal of License, reported progress and asked for and was granted further time.
            Alderman Bostwick, appointed to superintend the cutting our of timber and underbrush, reported progress, and asked for a further appropriation of one hundred dollars for that purpose, which was ordered to be paid to him by the Treasurer.

REPORTS OF OFFICERS

            Wm. S. Blain, Marshal, made a report, which was received and ordered to be published.

ACCOUNTS

            One account for fifteen dollars passed and ordered to be paid.
            Council adjourned to ten o'clock a.m. Monday next.
            Attested:  E.C.P. DART, Clerk of Council.

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            The Legislature of Georgia meets today.  Blue's seat will be contested, we learn, by R.M. Tison, Esq., on the ground of "irregularity."

            Rumor says that Rev. Mr. Hays, Presiding Elder of this circuit, will make his headquarters in Blackshear, Georgia this year, instead of Brunswick, as heretofore.  A prominent lawyer of that place assigns the reason for the change that "the society there is more in harmony with Mr. Hays' literary tastes."

ELECTION—Below we give report of election for county officers last week—the entire Democratic ticket being elected.  Grant, no doubt, would say "intimidation," but, we are glad to state, there was none such, only so far as it was done by some would be Republican leaders towards those colored men who voted the Democratic ticket.  Here is the result:
            Sheriff—T.W. Lamb, 530; J.H. Minor (colored), 248; Lamb's majority 283.  Clerk of Superior Court—James B. Moore, 769.  Ordinary—W.H. Berrie, 725; S.J. Gorton, 34.  Treasurer—J.P. Lamb, 515; W.P. Golden (colored), 263; Lamb's majority 252.  Tax Collector—W.A. Berrie, Jr., 411; Moses McDonald (colored), 363, Berrie's majority 58.  Tax Receiver—G.C. Dent, 341; Duncan Nelson (colored), 308; W.M. Gignilliatt, 51; Dent's majority 33.  Surveyor—E.N. Atkinson, 390; E.A. Penniman, 376; Atkinson's majority 14.  Coroner—B.M. Cargyle, 481; Jupiter Gilliard (colored), 341; Cargyle's majority 140.

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            James E Lambright, Esq. was elected Justice of the Peace for the 26th District, G.M., on last Saturday.

            The hardware store of Messrs. L.D. Hoyt & Co., was entered last Saturday night by some party on mischief bent, and relieved them of money, pistols, etc.  No tidings of the thief or stolen goods yet.

 

Wednesday Morning 10 January 1877

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC—On and after this date I will furnish Piling, either pine or cabbage logs, Vessel masts, yard arms, or rudders, of fence posts, on good terms for cash.  Jan. 5th, 1877.  Sam'l T. Goodb(r)ead.

GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in February 1877—Will be sold before the Court House door in the city of Brunswick, on the first Tuesday in February, between the legal hours of sale, the following described property, to-wit:  That tract of land in Glynn County, containing five hundred acres, more or less, bounded with highlands owned by H.P. Marston and old Spaulding tract, east by salt marsh, and west by old Spaulding tract, wild lands, and known as Thornhill.  Levied upon under an by virtue of an execution issued from the Honorable Superior Court of Glynn County in favor of Frank & Eckstein vs. Miss M.B. Troup.  Principal $861.28.  Interest $78.03.  Cost $7.00.  Notice given tenant in possession.  THOMAS W. LAMB, Sheriff G.C., Georgia.

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CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS—ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING—Council Chamber Brunswick, Jan. 1, 1877}  Council met.  Present—His Honor W.W. Watkins, Chairman pro tem, presiding, Aldermen Bostwick, Colson, Couper, Littlefield, Nelson, and Putnam.
            Absent—Alderman Moore.
            Minutes of last meeting read and confirmed.

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

            Two communications from Col. R.K. Hines received and laid over.
            Petition from Messrs. Burr Winton and G.A. Dure received and laid over.

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

            The committee appointed to memorialize the Governor to appoint a citizen of this city or Glynn County as Commissioner of the Macon & Brunswick R.R., made a verbal report, which was received, and the committee was discharged, and, on motion, Alderman Bostwick was appointed a committee of one to place himself in communication with Col. Whittle, and endeavor to procure his services to forward the object of the memorial.
            The committee to whom was referred the petition of Messrs. Cassidy, Davenport, and Blain, praying remittal of license, made the following:

REPORT

To the Hon. Mayor and Council, City of Brunswick:
            Your committee appointed to report upon the petition of Messrs. W.G. Davenport, W.S. Blain, and Cassidy beg leave to report adversely to the petition for various reasons.  Respectfully:  M.J. COLSON, A.T. PUTNAM, W.W. WATKINS.  (Adopted)

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

            The Finance Committee submitted their annual report, which was received.

REPORTS OF OFFICERS

            E.C.P. Dart, Clerk and Treasurer, submitted his annual report of receipts an disbursements, which was received.

ACCOUNTS

            Sundry accounts referred to the Finance Committee.  Alderman Nelson tendered his resignation, which was accepted.
            Council adjourned sine die.
            Attested:  E.C.P. DART, Clerk of Council.

CITY COUNCIL 1877 ORGANIZATION—Council Chamber Brunswick, Jan. 1, 1877}
            J.F. Nelson, Mayor elect, J.R. Bostwick, J.M. Couper, J.M. Dexter, and S.C. Littlefield, Aldermen elect, having been duly qualified, the new Council convened.  Present—His Honor J.F. Nelson, Mayor, Aldermen Bostwick, Colson, Couper, Dexter, Littlefield, Putnam, and Watkins.
            His Honor the Mayor delivered an address, and announced the meeting ready for business.
            On motion, Council proceeded to elect a Chairman of Council, and W.W. Watkins was elected.
            On motion, Council proceeded to elect a Chairman of Council pro tempore and J.R. Bostwick was unanimously elected.
            His Honor the Mayor announced the following standing committees:
            Finance—Couper, Watkins, and Bostwick.  Town Common—Dexter, Littlefield, and Putnam.  Railroads—Littlefield, Putnam, and one to be supplied.  Streets, Drains, and Bridges—Bostwick, Watkins, and Colson.  Charity—Colson, Bostwick, and Dexter.  Cemeteries—Putnam, Dexter, and one to be supplied.  Public Buildings—Watkins, Couper, and Colson.  Harbor—Bostwick, Littlefield, and Chairman to be supplied—Alderman Bostwick to act as Chairman till vacancy is filled.  Education—Dexter, Couper, and Bostwick. Fire Department—Littlefield, Putnam, and Watkins.
            On motion, Council proceeded to elect a Clerk and Treasurer and Chief Marshal, and James Houston was elected Clerk and Treasurer, and W.S. Blain Chief Marshal.
            On motion it was ordered that a committee of three be appointed to prepare and report an ordinance, in which the number of officers for the city, amount of their salaries, and amount of bonds to be given by each shall be designated.
            Aldermen Watkins, Colson, and Putnam were appointed the committee under the above motion.
            Council adjourned.
            Attested:  E.C.P. DART, Clerk of Council.

 

Wednesday Morning 17 January 1877

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            The "Benefit Ball' for the widows and orphans, did not pan out very well, we learn.  Expenses and profits too nearly balanced.

            Read card of Mr. James Monaghan, merchant tailor.  We have examined his work and can recommend him to any one needing his services.  Call on him.

            Dr. Wm. Noble has had few leisure moments since he removed to the Smith & Dexter building.  Our Devil likes him as a neighbor, for so many pretty girls come to our office whilst in search of his.

            Last Sunday night about seven o'clock, three prisoners broke jail making good their escape.  The were in the second story, and cut through the floor by some means, entering a cell below which was open.  How did the prisoners obtain the tools with which they freed themselves from the shackles and prison?

            Because Messrs. L.D. Hoyt & Co. are live men and trying to push ahead their business, burglars and thieves go for them thick.  Another attempt was made a few nights since to enter their store, but a blue whistle from Mr. L.D.'s little pistol made the rascals scamper quite lively.

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            The election for city officers for the municipal year 1877, was held last Wednesday evening by the town Council, with the following results:
            A. Green, Assistant Marshal; C.M. Roberts, Policeman; T.B. Goodbread, Clerk of the Market and Keeper of the Guard House; John Vandaily, Harbor Master; G.A. Dure, W.G. Davenport, and Burr Winton, Port Wardens; Sexton White Cemetery G.W. Aymar; Sexton Colored Cemetery, Jack White.

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            From and after this date, Mr. G.C. Fahm, will be associated with myself in editing and publishing the "Brunswick Advertiser."  Mr. F. being an experienced printer, will give his personal attention to the work of the composing and job room, thus furnishing to our patrons the assurance of a well gotten up sheet and neatly executed job work.  T.G. STACY

NOTICE—Neither the Masters or Owners of the barks "Panjaub" or "Ellie D." will be responsible for any debt or debts contracted by their crews.  R. STANBURY and J.S. GARVIN, Masters.

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CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS—REGULAR MEETING—Council Chamber, Brunswick Jan. 3, 1877}
(The page is torn at the fist paragraph so I have put .... where words are missing.) ...Present His Honor J.F. Nelson...Aldermen Bostwick, C(olson)...Littlefield, Putnam,....
           
Absent—Alderman Couper.
            The minutes of the two meetings on the 1st inst. were read and confirmed.

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

            The following petitions were received and laid over to next regular meeting, viz:
            Petition of John Vandaily for Harbor Master, petitions of Matthew Shannon for Harbor Master and Port Warden, petition of T. O'Connor for Clerk of Market & Keeper of Guard House, petition of W.S. Pittman for Clerk of Market and Keeper of Guard House.
            Petition of J.S. Marlin for the office of Assessor was received.
            Petition of D. Davidson, praying for pro rata license to run from this time to the 1st of February next, received, and prayer refused, but license granted for the full quarter, ending 31st January next, upon his compliance with ordinances governing the issuance.
            A communication from Dr. J.S. Blain, Health Officer, in relation to the yellow fever epidemic, received.
            A communication from Dr. J.S. Blain, Health Officer, in relation to his position with the City Council, received, and referred to Finance Committee.
            A protest of W.P. Gifford against the payment of license, received and laid on the table.

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

            The committee appointed to have the steps of the City Hall rebuilt and to apply to the Board of County Commissioners to have four rooms added to the jail, reported progress.
            The committee appointed to prepare and report an Ordinance, prescribing the number of officers for the city, the amount of their bonds and salaries, reported an ordinance which was received.

REPORTS OF OFFICERS

            The Harbor Master submitted a report of vessels which had arrived during the month of December, 1876, which was received.

RESOLUTIONS, ORDERS, AND ORDINANCES

(The bottom of the page is torn away.)  An ordinance to prescribe the salaries, amount of Bonds, and duties of certain officers of the City of Brunswick for the municipal year .... was read first and second times .......committee be appointed to draft and report a supply ordinance for the present year.  Aldermen Colson, Watkins, and Dexter were appointed that committee.
            On motion, it was ordered that the communication of Dr. J.S. Blain, in relation to the yellow fever epidemic be referred to a committee of three Aldermen and three citizens.  Aldermen Putnam, Watkins, and Dexter, and citizens Jno. L. Harris, Jno B. Habersham, and Jno. T. Collins, were appointed that committee.
            On motion, it was ordered that the Clerk give notice that Council will elect at their next regular meeting the following officers;  Assistant Marshal, one Policeman, Clerk of the Market and Keeper of the Guard House, Harbor Master, Port Wardens, Sexton of white Cemetery, and Sexton of colored Cemetery.
            On motion, Council proceeded to elect Assessors, and Burr Winton was elected for the three years term, John S. Marlin was elected for the two years term, and H.B Robinson was elected for the one year term.

ACCOUNT

            Sundry accounts referred to Finance Committee.
            Council adjourned.
            Attested:  E.C.P. DART, Clerk of Council.

 

Wednesday Morning 24 January 1877

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Due to the length of the council meeting on page 1, I will no longer transcribe them.  On page 2 of this issue, there is a long list of names of people who were issued certificates, and a list of receipts from and disbursements to people of Brunswick.  Many names here.

Citation for administration with will annexed on the estate of Calvin L. Cole, deceased.—To all whom it may concern:  It appearing to the Court of Ordinary of said county, that Calvin L. Cole, died in said county in September last, leaving a will of which T.E. Davenport was named sole executor, and that said T.E. Davenport died Nov. 24th, without qualifying as such executor, and it further appearing that said estate of said Calvin L. Cole is nor represented and is nor likely to be represented, this is to cite all and singular of the creditors and next of kin to the said Calvin L. Cole, deceased, to be and appear at my office within the time allowed by law and show cause, if any they can, why permanent administration with the will annexed should not be granted J.M. Dexter on said Calvin L. Cole estate.
            Witness my hand and official signature this Jan. 16, 1877.  Wm. H. BERRIE, Ordinary Glynn Co., Georgia.

LOST—In Brunswick, on Monday afternoon (Jan. 22nd), a handsome gold pen and pencil.  The finder shall be suitably rewarded upon returning it to the subscriber.  R.A. MICKLE.

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            G.B. Wells, Esq., of Macon, has been in the city for several days, and is favorably impressed with our "beautiful city by the sea."  Mr. W. since his arrival, has manufactured Soda water down in the old bottling stand, and the last few days of warm weather made (torn away) draught quite palatable.

            Mr. Pete Harris has moved his shop from the market to corner of Newcastle and Gloucester Streets, in from the City Hotel, where he will be pleased to supply his customers with fresh beef daily.

            Mr. J.E. DuBignon was elected the 13th inst. to fill the unex(pired) term of Alderman Nelson, lately elected Mayor, and was duly qualified last Wednesday night.  Mr. D. has a clear business head and will, we think, make us a good officer.

 


Wednesday Morning 31 January 1877

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STATE OF GEORGIA—Glynn County—To all whom it may concern:  Ira E. Smith having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of Andrew J. Smith, late of said county, deceased, this is to cite all and singular of the creditors and next of kin of Andrew J. Smith to be and appear at my office within the time allowed by law, and show cause, if any they can, why permanent letters of administration should not be granted to Ira E. Smith on Andrew J. Smith's estate.
            Witness my hand and official signature.  Wm. H. BERRIE, Ordinary—Jan. 30th, 1877.

GREEN GROCERY—We are now prepared to furnish daily, fresh beef, mutton, pork, and sausages at our stall in store of Wm. Turner, Grocer, on the Bay.  Try us.  A.J. SHIVER & Co.

Wm. PEITZER, Gun and Lock Smith, Bay Street, Brunswick, Georgia—Is prepared to do all kinds of repairing of guns, pistols, locks, parasols, and umbrella frames, etc.  Also keeps on hand an assortment of fishing tackle, ammunition, guns, pistols, and sportsmen's implements.  Sign of the Big Gun.

IRON & BRASS FOUNDRY—Bay Street, Brunswick, Georgia—W.J. VINCENT, Proprietor is now prepared to furnish all kinds of work in his line.  Iron and Brass Castings, Machine Work, Mill Repairing promptly executed.
            Patronage solicited, and satisfaction guaranteed.

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE U.S.—DUBIGNON & BECK, bankrupt.  Notice is hereby given that a second general meeting of the Creditors of the above named Bankrupts, will be held at the Law Office of Goodyear & Harris at Brunswick in said District, on the 8th day of February, A.D. 1877, at 10 o'clock a.m. for the purposes named in the twenty-seventh section of the Bankrupt Act.  H.A. KENRICK, Assignee of DuBignon  Beck, Bankrupts.

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            Mr. L.D. Hoyt and Mrs. Rachel Nible, were joined in holy wedlock on Sunday last (Jan. 28, 1876).  We wish the happy couple, years of unalloyed bliss.

            Our newly elected Justice of the Peace for the 26th District—Judge J.E. Lambright—has located his office on Gloucester street, and is now prepared to deal our equity to all.  He is a good selection, we believe, and worthy the confidence of our people.
            N.B.—He is just as good on knot tying as a preacher.

 

Wednesday Morning 7 February 1877

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Citation for administration estate of John P. Shourds, deceased.—To all whom it may concern:  Rachel E. Shourds having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of Andrew J. Smith, late of said county, deceased, this is to cite all of the creditors and next of kin to the said John P. Shourds to be and appear at my office within the time allowed by law, and show cause, if any they can, why permanent administration should not be granted to Rachel E. Shourds on the said estate of John P. Shourds, deceased.
            Witness my hand and official signature this Feb. 5th, 1877.  Wm. H. BERRIE, Ordinary

GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in March, 1877—Georgia, Glynn County; Will be sold before the Court House door in the City of Brunswick, on the first Tuesday in March, the following described property to wit:  Sections 5 & 6 of lot number 58, and 1, and 4 of lot number 59, together with improvements, situated, lying, and being in the city of Brunswick, County of Glynn, and State aforesaid.  Levied upon under and by virtue of an execution issued from the Honorable Superior Court of Bibb County in favor of James H. Cowart vs. Mary J. Dangaix, Louisa M. Dangaix, William J. Dangaix, Mary C. Dangaix, and Belle Dangaix, minor children of Mary J.  and Joseph Dangaix.  Notice given tenant in possession.  Principal sum $1000, interest from October 14th, 1875, at 12 per cent, perannum.  Cost $5.50.  Thomas W. Lamb—Sheriff Glynn County, Georgia.

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            W.F. Smart, traveling agent for R. Hoe & Co., New York, gave us a pleasant call a few days since.

            Ald. J.M. Dexter resigned as a member of the City Council at the last meeting, Wednesday night last.

            Among the visiting members of the Bar, we were pleased to shake the hand of Col. John C. Nichols, of Blackshear, Georgia.  The Col., is looking as fresh and pleasing as a bouquet of flowers.

            We congratulate our esteemed friend, S.W. Hitch, upon his reappointment of Solicitor General of the Brunswick Circuit.  He has proven himself efficient in the past, and in him the State of Georgia has a good officer.

            The following members of the Bar were present in attendance on the Court during the present week:  S.W. Hitch, Solicitor General, Blackshear, J.M. Guerrard, Savannah; W.A. Way, McIntosh, J.D. Rumph, C. Symmes, Jesup; G.R. Mabry, G.J. Holden, Appling County.

            On last Monday afternoon, Mr. J.K. Nightingale, of this county, came in town for the purpose of taking the steamer for Savannah, and driving to the livery stable where he left his horse and buggy, and also having his valise until boat arrived, (he having walked out,) one Robert Moran came in and claimed the baggage, and a boy not knowing but that it was his, delivered it to him.  When the steamer blew her whistle on approaching the wharf, Mr. N. hastened for the valise, but to his astonishment, learned that it was gone.  Facts were soon ascertained as to its disappearance, and soon Mr. N. with an officer, were in search of Moran.  The gent left on the night train for Jesup where he was arrested, and was brought back this morning by Bailiff Beach.  The valise contained $1000 in bonds, besides other valuable papers and his clothing.  The law should be enforced to the letter.

 

Wednesday Morning 14 February 1877

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            James Hunter has been recognized as the Vice Consul of Portugal at Darien, McIntosh Co., Georgia.

            On Saturday night, H.J. Roserer, a merchant of Sparta, was waylaid while going home from his store.  He was struck with a slung-shot, and robbed of a hundred dollar watch.  He has since died.

            Rev. Frank Joseph, colored, had the use of the Hall of Representatives on Tuesday night of last week, and M.H. Beatty, the colored janitor, on the night following, to address the Georgia Legislature in the interest of their race.  It is said both delivered good speeches and were attentively listened to.

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            A bill was passed by the Senate on the 9th prohibiting the sale of liquor on St. Simons Island.

            See fish ad of J.J. Sigue in this issue.  His place of business is in rear of Dr. Macon's Drug Store.  Shad are now among the luxuries offered by him.

            Our landlord has allowed our sanctum to be inundated for the last time.  A nice tin roof, put on by Messrs. Hoyt & Co.'s practical tinner, Charley McIntosh, is sure prevention against all such.

            The Norwegian Bark "Ueland", bound for Savannah, and laden with Super phosphate of lime, went ashore off the south end of Jekyl Island last week.  The vessel and cargo is a total loss.  Crew all saved.

            Rev. J.O.A. Cook, formerly for four years pastor of the M.E. Church of this city has been spending a few days with his friends here.  It seems like old times to have him among us once more.

            The Union Sabbath School at St. Simon's mills recently received of Wm. E. Dodge, of New York, a nice present of library and song books, Bibles, etc.  Also of Mr. Meigs, subscriptions for a year, for quite a number of copies of a neat little Sunday School paper called the Sunbeam.

CRUEL WRETCH—On Sunday night last, a demon in human shape, entered the stable of Mr. Jno. C. Moore, of our city, and with some sharp instrument stabbed to death a valuable mule belonging to Mr. Moore.  We are unable to say what could have been his motive, or why such butchery of a dumb beast, but must say that a similar fate could hardly be too severe for such inhumanity.

 

Wednesday Morning 21 February 1877

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            Wm. Nobles, Dentist, will visit St. Mary's the last week in every month, for the purpose of practicing his profession.

            Read the new advertisement of Mr. Alex W. Couper, in this issue.  All parties having money to invest in mining interests, will do well to call on Mr. Couper, and examine his papers.

            See advertisement of Steamer David Clark in today's issue.  Parties going North can avoid detention and sleepless nights at Jesup by taking this steamer.  Accommodations are excellent.

            Mr. James Monaghan, our merchant tailor, is so well appreciated that he has moved into new quarters and now employs three seamstresses.  He can be found at the corner store two doors south of his old stand.  His work speaks for itself.

THAT COFFEE POT—The ever fertile, ever restless mind of neighbor Hoyt, not content with former achievements, now produces a new coffee pot, one so constructed that it throws a continuous stream of hot water and steam into the coffee reservoir, thus extracting every article of strength and aroma, but without the sediment.  We trust it will not be long ere Mr. H. will give the world the benefit of his new invention.  Good coffee is surely a great luxury.

Personal

We had a call on Monday last from Mr. Charles Davis, who used to edit, 40 years ago, the first paper (Brunswick Advocate) ever published in this city.  After its suspension he went to Savannah, and was, for ten years, connected with the Savannah Republican.  At the expiration of that time, his health failed and his friends sent him home, north “to die.”  He still lives, however, and like our venerable Maj. Dart, who accompanied him to our office, bids fair to see his highest expectations of Brunswick fully realized yet.

 

Wednesday Morning; 28 February 1877

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GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA—ORDINARY'S OFFICE}  To all whom it may concern:  Whereas Mrs. H.F. Beach of said county, applies to the Ordinary for letters of administration on the estate of H.F. Beach, deceased, late of said county, these are to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased to be and appear in my office, within the time prescribed by law, and show cause, if any they have, why letter of administration on the estate of said deceased should not be issued to the applicant.
            Given under my hand and official signature this February 26th, 1877—Wm. H. BERRIE, Ordinary, G.C.

GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in April 1877—Will be sold before the Court House door, in the city of Brunswick on the first Tuesday in April 1877, between the legal hours of sale, the following described property, to wit:  Five parcels or tracts of land in Glynn County and state aforesaid, excepting two acres in in two hundred acre tracts granted to Ann Burnett, on the first day of January 1796, on which Fredrick Yeomans now lives, situate, lying and being in the great Buffalo Swamp, in the county and state aforesaid, one of which tracts of land containing six hundred acres, bounded south by lands of the estate of James Powell, southwest by lands of G.S. Dent and John Couper, Jr., and northwest by lands of Charles S. Putnam, and on the other sides by new survey and vacant lands and granted to Wm. Giginilliatt, on the 12th? day of December 1837.
            Also one other tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and twenty acres lying in Cowpen Swamp, bounded north by lands of James Powell's estate, and on the other sides by new surveys, and granted on the 13th day of December 1837 to Henry Giginilliatt.
            Also another tract of land containing two hundred acres bounded at the time of survey south, by old survey, and unknown land, and on all other sides by vacant lands, and granted on the 21st January 1796 to Ann Burnett.
            Also another tract of land containing three hundred acres, bounded at the time of survey east, by Mark Redding, lands southwest by the lands Great Buffalo Swamp, northeast by lands of Edward Dudley, and on all other sides by vacant lands, and laid? out to James Powell, by Joshua Miller, C.S., on the 10th day of November, A.D. 1768.
            Also one other tract of land containing eighty-five acres and lying on the northwest corner, and being a part of a one thousand acre tract of land granted to Joseph Glover, A.D. 1763, and conveyed to Wm. Giginilliatt by Geo. Houston, under a deed bearing date 29 February 1849, all of said tracts of land having such shape, boundaries, and marks, as (tear in page) by their respective plats, sold under and by virtue of a mortgage fi fa issued from the honorable Superior Court of Glynn County in favor of Wm. M. Tanno, trustee for use, Tanno & Co. vs. Houston Smith & Co., to satisfy said mortgage fi fa, principal sum $150, interest $77.73 cost.  Notice given tenant in possession.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, a two story frame building, situated on Hanover Square, lying and being in the city of Brunswick, state and county aforesaid, (known as the City Hall) under and by virtue of an execution issued from the honorable Superior Court of Glynn County, in favor of Grover C. Fahm vs. the Mayor and Council of the city of Brunswick, to satisfy said extension, principal sum $302.31.  Interest $22.05; cost $14.50.  Notice given.
            Also at the same time and place, the undivided one half interest in the Davidson hotel building, now known as the Brunswick House, situated on lots Nos. 54 and 55, in the old town of the city of Brunswick, state and county aforesaid; also an undivided one half interest in the out buildings belonging to said hotel; also and undivided interest in all the furniture, bedding, and bar room fixtures belonging to said hotel, under and by virtue of an execution issued from the honorable Superior Court of Glynn County, in favor of J.J. Lissner vs. D. Davidson, to satisfy said execution; principal sum $1407.14.  Interest $192.45.  Cost $24.29.  Notice given.  THOMAS W. LAMB, Sheriff Glynn County, Georgia.

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            The Georgia State Agricultural Society holds its next semi-annual meeting in Milledgeville early the coming month.  Messrs. James Postell and James Lambright will represent our home society.

            The City Hotel has recently changes hands.  Mr. L.N. Clark has leased the property and will renovate and refurnish and open the house in a short while.
            Mr. C. understands hotel business, and we bespeak for him a liberal patronage.

 

Wednesday Morning 14 March 1877

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            Sam Jenkins, the Brunswick jail breaker, was caught last week in Jacksonville, Florida.

            Mayor Nelson and Mr. Wm. Anderson left on the Carondelet last Friday for New York, to lay in their spring goods.  A happy trip to them.

            Notwithstanding the old adage "A rolling stone gathers no moss," we have changed our base and can now be found in our new office corner of Monk and Newcastle streets, near the Journal office, where we will be pleased to see old and new subscribers, and patrons generally.
            Don't forget the place when you want anything in our line.

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SUPPLEMENTAL—The Brunswick Relief Association held a meeting at the Court House on Saturday, 10th inst., at which the report of Citizens' Committee on the accounts of Treasurer W.W. Watkins was received, adopted, and ordered printed in the Brunswick Advertiser.
            The Treasurer's account showed a balance of $117.  $300 of this amt. was ordered paid to Dr. B.M. Cargyle, on his receipt for all services rendered to yellow fever patients, from Aug. 15th to Nov. 15th, 1876.  $50 paid to relatives of T. Golding who died here while nursing Mr. Gatchell's family.  $50 paid to Treasurer Brunswick Benevolent Relief Association, for charity purposes, and balance $17, voted to the Treasurer for services from Jan. 1st to date.  The Relief Association then adjourned.  J.M. DEXTER, Prest. B.R. Ass'n.

 

Wednesday Morning 21 March 1877

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            We have been presented by Mr. John Ward, one of our obliging shoemakers, with a bottle of his improved shoe blacking.  It is applied to the shoe with a piece of sponge—no polishing required—and when dry will not soil a piece of white linen.  This is one step forward, we think—the very idea for ladies' shoes.

            THE FIRE—Last Wednesday about ten o’clock, the building formerly used for the male public school, and also the old livery stable near by, were destroyed by fire.  The flames first appeared in the lower part of the first named building, in a room occupied by a colored man, and soon caught the other.  The residence of Mr. John Moore, across the street, came very near meeting a similar fate, but was saved by the efforts of those present.

Queries-1st Why was that hose pipe carried on the top of the house?
2nd According to city regulations, who is boss at a fire?
3rd How many bosses should there be?
4th Why do some home people stand off at a fire and let strangers do the work?
5th and lastly, what was the matter generally?

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BENJ. F. HARRIS, Esq.—We welcome back to our midst Benj. F. Harris, Esq., formerly of the law firm of Harris & Davenport.  Ill health drove him to the "Land of Flowers" several years ago, and now with new life he comes back to us, and enters again upon the practice of his profession, as successor to Davenport & Jones.  His former clients will, no doubt, be glad to hear of his return.  See his card in this issue.

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FOR SPAIN—The Spanish bark Antoinetta has finished her cargo for Spain direct.  She was chartered for Mess. Cook Bros. & Co., and her cargo sold in Spain through Mr. H.H. Graffstedt, who is thoroughly conversant with the Spanish language, and who will, we learn, probably visit Spain this summer to perfect his arrangements for filling Spanish orders through the above firm.  Mr. Graffstedt, it will be remembered, is one of the number who came to the relief of our stricken people last summer.

CARD OF THANKS—I hereby return to the "Oceanic Fire Company" and citizens generally, as well as to numbers of strangers, the heart-felt thanks of self and family for the valuable assistance rendered during the fire on Wednesday last.  But for your heroic efforts, our home would be in ashes.  Respectfully, J.C. MOORE.

 

Wednesday Morning 28 March 1877

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ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE TO DEBTORS & CREDITORS—Georgia, Glynn County} To all and singular the creditors of the estate of C.L. Cole, late of said county, deceased, you and each of you are hereby notified to present and render in an account of your demands against the estate of said C.L. Cole to James M. Couper, administrator of said estate within the time provided by law from this date. 
            ALSO, to all and singular the debtors of said estate, you and each of you are hereby requested to come forward and promptly pay James M. Couper administrator as aforesaid, any indebtedness due to said C.L. Cole, deceased.  JAMES M. COUPER, Administrator estate C.L. Cole.  March 28th.

ORDINARY OFFICE—Georgia, Glynn County}  To All Whom it may Concern:  Whereas Wm. Anderson, of said county and State, applied to the Ordinary for letters of administration de bonis non, on the estate of William Barkuloo, deceased, late of said county, these are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of said deceased, to be an appear at my office within the time prescribed by law, and show cause, if any they have, why letters of administration on the estate of said decease should not issue to said applicant.
            Given under my hand and official signature this March 20th, 1877.  W.B.C. Coker, Clerk Ordinary, Wm. H. Berrie, Ordinary.

There is a sheriff's sale that is hard to read fully, but I see the names of John Lemon tract to be sold under mortgage fi fa in favor of A.T. Putnam vs. G.B. Mabry.

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            His Honor Judge Jno. L. Harris has been somewhat under the weather recently, but is looking better again.

            We predicted ten years ago that balloons would some day be used to suspend vehicles drawn by horses along our ordinary roads, thus avoiding the friction of the wheels.  Last Friday we saw the experiment on a small scale down Newcastle street.  Hurrah! for our ability thus to see ten years ahead.

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            Mr. Lyons, the Bible agent, was in town last week.  Parties wanting Bibles can obtain them at Dr. Macon's Drug Store.

            Henry B. Wells, of New York, has received the appointment of Collector of Customs for this District—not yet confirmed, however.

            Dixville is in luck, Mr. J.M. Dexter is painting his house within and without, and another neighbor of ours is the owner of a nice picket fence with rustic gate posts.

            Mr. Le Baron Drury is indeed wide awake.  Not content with present attainments, he is reaching forth to achieve even greater things.  To this end, his wharf is to be put in good order, an additional pier built, so as to accommodate more vessels at time, and a large shed built the entire length of the building on the south side for storing cotton.  In the mean time, he is going over to England to perfect his arrangements.  All honor to such men.

 

Wednesday Morning 4 April 1877

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NOTICE—State of Georgia, County of Glynn—Two months after date application will be made to the Honorable Court or Ordinary in and for said county, for leave to sell the undivided one-half interest of Thomas Stockwell, a minor, in one hundred and twenty-three acres of land, situated, lying, and being on the High Point of Cumberland Island, in Camden County and State aforesaid, the same constituting said Thomas Stockwell's interest in and to the real estate of Thomas P. Bunkley, deceased, late of Camden County.  31 March 1877, THOMAS W. LAMB, Guardian.

MARSHAL'S SALE—First Tuesday in May, 1877—Will be sold before the Court House door, in the city of Brunswick, on the first day of May 1877, within the legal hours of sale, the following described property, to wit:
            All those tracts or parcels of land in the city of Brunswick known as Old Town Bay lots numbers 24 and 25 levied on as the property of S. Mumford by virtue of and to satisfy a Tax fi fa, issued by James Houston, Clerk & Treasurer of the city of Brunswick, in favor of the Mayor & Council vs. S. Mumford, for taxes due said city for the year 1876.  Amount of tax, $152.00.  Cost $6.00.
            ALSO—All those tracts or parcels of land in the city of Brunswick known as Old Town Lots numbers 467, 468, 469, 471, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, and 489 levied on as the property of Urbanus Dart, Trustee by virtue of and to satisfy a Tax fi fa, issued by James Houston, Clerk and Treasurer of the City of Brunswick in favor of the Mayor & Council of the city of Brunswick vs. Urbanus Dart, Trustee, for taxes due said city for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $671.51.  Costs $11.00.
            ALSO—Two-ninths of that lot or parcel of land in the city of Brunswick known as Old Town Lot No. 105, levied on as the property of J.B. Gorman, by virtue of and to satisfy a tax fi fa, issued by James Houston, Clerk & Treasurer of the city of Brunswick in favor of the Mayor & Council of the city of Brunswick vs. J.B. Gorman for taxes due said city on said lot for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $3.00.  Cost $6.00.
            ALSO—One-half that tract or parcel of land in the city of Brunswick known as Old Town Lot No. 75 levied on as the property of A.E. Cochran by virtue of and to satisfy a tax fi fa issued by James Houston, Clerk & Treasurer of the city of Brunswick in favor of the Mayor & Council of the city of Brunswick vs. A.E. Cochran for taxes due said city for the year 1876.  Tax $10.75.  Costs $6.00.  W.S. BLAIN, Marshal C.B.

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            As mentioned above, the Sheriff's sale for the John Lemon tract, also on the same day, Lots No. 1 and 2 in Old Town with lot 61 and a steam grist mill in favor of Pleasant A. Holt vs. George A. Dure and James M. Smith as principals, and R.F. Williams as endorser.

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            Mr. W.L. Nelson, the practical hatter, is registered at the City Hotel, and any one desiring their hats cleaned and retrimmed will do well to call him at once.

            The invincible Sam Brockington declares that he has eaten nothing since the excursion to St. Simons.  He can't make up his mind to return to home fare—poor fellow!

            Among the many strangers at the Presbyterian Church last Sabbath, we noticed Hon. Wm. E. Dodge and wife, of New York.  Mr. D., it will be remembered, is largely interested in the St. Simons Mills.

            We had the pleasure of a visit this week from the Rev. J.H. Duncan, "the blind Chaplain of the Georgia Senate."  This venerable man, for forty-two years a traveling preacher of the M.E. Church, South, but now superannuated on account of his blindness, preached in the Methodist church last Sabbath evening to a large and attentive congregation; his sweet voice, unique delivery, and fine command both of thought and illustration, entertained and edified the audience and made an impression which the eloquence of his blindness only intensified and deepened.

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            Our young friends, Joe Greer (Happy Joe) and J.D. Myers, left our city last Sunday night for Galveston, Texas.  We wish the young a pleasant trip, and much success in their new home.  We sympathize with two or three of the fair sex, as well as the gents, in their departure.

BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS—Within short drive of our town are many beautiful locations.  Among these we might mention especially the residence of Mr. Lewis DuPree, situated on the eastern side of the tongue of land on which our city stands, facing eastward.  The view eastward is very fine indeed—taking in as it does the light house, St. Simons Mills, the Island, etc.  A bold stream, too, abounding in fish and oysters flows by the very door.  Its owner must be a happy man.

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FRUIT GROWING ON ST. SIMONS—A LIVE GENTLEMAN, ETC.—We had an interview last week with Mr. W.S. Taylor of St. Simons, and must say, we have never met a gentleman more enthused on the subject of fruit and vegetables, especially the former.  We love to talk to live men, such as he; it quickens our own energies, and puts new life into us.  The firm of Taylor, Akers & Co., of which Mr. T. is the representative at this point, have purchased a thousand acres of land from Mr. Gould, of St. Simons Island, and have set out, from their nursery near Atlanta, thousands of peach and pear trees and grape vines of various species, besides acres of strawberries.  They have also one hundred acres planted in melons, and will, in our judgment, reap a rich harvest.  Other parties we learn, are negotiating for places on this Island to embark in the same business.  Residents of the Island too, are turning their attention to these things, and ere a few years shall pass, we shall confidently expect this new industry to loom up into huge proportions.
            Land is still plentiful and there is ample room for hundreds more.  Who will occupy?  We need not add that shipping facilities are good and improving yearly; that the health of St. Simons is excellent and society good as far as it goes; the greatest need being more people of the same stamp to occupy the field.

 

Wednesday Morning 11 April 1877

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REMINISCENCES OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND, BY M. de LUOGAD, CHAPTER 1—Soon after the settlement of St. Simons, near the south end occurred an event which will always invest the place with interest. General Oglethorpe had selected Frederica as the most suitable place for erecting fortifications to command the inland passage, and prevent the incursions of the Spaniards from Florida.  Spain claimed all the territory to the Savannah river, and the Spanish governor at St. Augustine made preparations to expel the English.  The works at Frederica, the forts at the south end and at Gascoigne's Bluff (now Hamilton) were completed, and a flotilla of gun boats was assembled in the Sound, when the Spanish armament, numbering eighth thousand men, crossed St. Simons bar.  The Spanish fleet ran past the batteries, dispersed the gun boats, and landed at Gascoigne's Bluff.  That and all the other out-posts were abandoned, and the entire strength of the English concentrated within the works at Frederica.
            Soon afterwards, a reconnoitering party was sent out by the English general, consisting of two companies of the Highland regiment, under command of Capt. McKay and Lieut. Rutherford, and thirty Indians—Yamacraws—led by their chief, Tomechichi.  The military road crossed the Island from Frederica to the east marsh and skirted the woods till near the south end, when it diverged to Gascoigne's Bluff, on the west side of the Island.
            When the party had reached the neighborhood of the Spanish camp, they were met by a superior force of the enemies, who had probably sallied on the same errand.  The English fell back, pursued by the Spaniards.
            Marching along, the two young officers arranged a plan to ambuscade the Spaniards.  Ambuscading was a favorite mode of warfare with both the Highlanders and the Indians.  The spot selected was well fitted for that purpose.  It is where the marsh bends into the high ground, and makes a half circle.  One company concealed themselves in the bushes at one point of the crescent, and the other company at the other—the Indians being distributed in the bend.  The Spanish commander, by a strange fatality—when fairly in the trap—ordered a halt and gave the command to "stack arms," having given up the pursuit.  Capt. McKay, restraining his ardor till the right moment, gave the signal—which was the elevation of Highland bonnet on the point of a sword.  A volley at short range and the assault with claymores and tomahawks did the work of destruction.  The Spaniards, surprised, decimated, and cut off from the woods, fled panic stricken into the marsh, the wooded and sand hills on the other side offering a chance of safety, and not suspecting the impassable nature of the ground.  But every step taken in that direction made it more difficult to advance, till, mired helplessly, they became an easy prey to their merciless enemies, for no quarter was given.
            How many, if any, escaped is not known.  Many years afterwards, when the introduction of sea island cotton had given a great stimulus to agriculture, and the adjoining forest was cleared, to be converted into cotton fields, the human skeletons found buried under the leaves, told of the sad fate of many unfortunate Spaniards, who, desperately wounded, had sought concealment in the thicket, and perished miserably.  The scene of this tragedy has since that day been called "Bloody Marsh."

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            Hon. Julian Hartridge will accept our thanks for public records.

            Our young and "timid" friend who devoured so many chickens last fall, C.W. Floyd, is in town.  He is not as fine looking to our eyes, as he is in the eyes of a lady in Pierce.

            Our citizens generally will be pleased to learn that Mr. John T. Collins has been re-appointed Collector of Customs for this District.  This is as it should be, as Mr. Collins is thoroughly identified with our interests.

            A curiosity in the way of a four legged chicken came to the front last week, from that celebrated brahma belonging to Mr. H.L. Hine.  Every leg perfect, even to the usual feathers on its feet.  When three days old, one of its legs got broken and the little chicken died.

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A NEW FEATURE—We this week published chap. 1st of Reminiscences of St. Simons Island, from the pen of an esteemed friend, M. de Luogad.  We know of no locality in this part of Ga. fraught with more of interest than St. Simons.  Its past history and its present status, render it a theme worthy the historian's pen, and its bright prospects for the future may well furnish material for prophetic musings.  All that these "reminiscences" shall contain can be relied on as truth.

IMMIGRATION—Mess. J.R. and W.N. Cooper, J. and Frank Kalb, Fred Tugelder, Alfred Kranshaar, Frank Dill, and H. Binjuemer, all of Rochester, N.Y., arrived here on Monday morning last, en route for Wayne county.  They own 70,000 acres of land near Waynesville, and are the advance guard of a colony to be planted there.  There is ample room within easy access of this market for a thousand more.  Whilst our people loathe carpet baggers and adventurers, they open their arms to receive all such as these, for they come to build up and not destroy.

 

Wednesday Morning 18 April 1877

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ST. MARY'S ITEMS (CAMDEN CO., GEORGIA)

            S.L. Burns, Esq., and Capt. Jno. J. Rudolph, are each having the finishing touch put upon their new and handsome buildings.

            Major E.A. McWhorter, Clerk of Camden Superior Court, has received an appointment under the United States Collector of Customs of St. Mary's.

            A committee appointed at a citizens' meeting have made the following nominations:  For Mayor, J.M. Arnow; for Aldermen Jno. Grovenstine, Jon. J. Rudolph, Dennis Pacetty, A.C. Wright, P.R. Arnow.

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            See change of card of R.F. Harris.  Our young friend Courtland Symmes, of Jesup, is now associated with him in the practice of law.

            We were pleased to meet a few days ago our quondam citizen Chas. E. Flanders, from Florida.  He speaks in highest terms of his new home.

            Neighbor Putnam's painter, Mr. Wattles, across the street, is turning out some excellent work.  Bring in your rusty vehicles, and let him shake the paint brush at them a few times, and your neighbor will think it came all the way from New York.

TANNERY—After months of anxious waiting, we are glad to say that no more hides need leave this locality to be made into leather somewhere else.  Drs. Madden and Cargyle having purchased the county right for the new process, so thoroughly tried by Mr. D.A. Moore last year are preparing to push the matter vigorously forward.  We wish them every success.

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REMOVAL—Mr. J.M. Dexter, whose card we publish, has moved his office to the second floor of the Smith & Dexter building, over Mr. A.T. Putnam's store on Newcastle street.

CITIZENS' MEETING—A meeting of the citizens of Glynn County was held at the Court House in Brunswick this 14th April 1877, for the purpose of appointing delegates to attend a convention to be held at Jeffersonton on the 21st inst., to nominate candidates to represent the 4th District in the Constitutional Convention.
            E.C.P. Dart was called to the chair, and on motion, J.B. Moore was appointed secretary.
            On motion of G.C. Fahm, a committee of three, consisting of G.C. Fahm, F.H. Harris, and I.E. Smith, was appointed by the chair to report the names of five persons as delegates to said convention, who, after a short absence, returned and reported the following names:  T.W. Lamb, J.P. Lamb, Jno. B. Habersham, J.B. Moore, and G.C. Fahm, as delegates, and J.R. Franklin, D.J. Dillon, Jas. E. Lambright, Jas. Postell, and J.M. Tison, Sr. as alternates.  The report was adopted without descent.
            It was moved by Ira E. Smith, that the Secretary furnish each of the papers in the city a copy of the proceedings of the meeting for publication and notify the delegates and alternates of their appointment.
            On motion the meeting adjourned, J.B. Moore, Secretary, E.C.P. Dart, Chairman.

 

Wednesday Morning 25 April 1877

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CIVIL RIGHTS EXEMPLIFIED—EDITORS BRUNSWICK ADVERTISER—Permit me the use of your valuable columns to make public a scene I witnesses Wednesday night, the 17th, at Fernandina, Florida.
            The train being behind time from Jacksonville to Fernandina, and there being a great many passengers for the M&B R.R., they were obliged to stop at the different hotels at Fernandina.  A large number went to the Norwood House, a negro by the name of  James Trustee being in the party, when, strange to say, he was assigned to a comfortable room with a nice bed—while a number of ladies and old gentlemen were unable to get accommodations at the house.  But that is not all—when the hour for meals arrived, this exponent of that beautiful doctrine (civil rights) was assigned to a table amongst the white guests, and partook of each meal with the guests.
            I have felt it my duty to lay before the public these facts, and hope they will take warning in the future.
            Below I give you a few names of the many that were present on that occasion:  Mrs. J. Fletcher, St. Johnsbury, Vermont; Dr. W.H. Henry and wife, Louisville, Kentucky; J.D. Wells, Brooklyn, New York; G.W. Anderson, Atlanta, Georgia; E. Ray & wife, Boston Massachusetts.
            Very respectfully,  A GUEST.

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            Col. M.L. Mershon and Hon. J.R. Bashlott, were elected Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, from this District.  A good selection.

            Keep Cool?  How?  By getting your ice daily of our refrigerating friend, Mac Haywood.  A fresh cargo just received.  Read his "ad" and observe the hours.

            The attention of the reader is directed to the advertisement of Prof. J.S. Eckford, in another column.  The services of the Professor can be obtained to furnish music for sociables, private, or public entertainments, etc.

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            The proudest horse we have seen for a month was Judge Harris’ gray, on Friday afternoon last, when he was harnessed to that handsome buggy, just from the hands of painter Wattles, at neighbor Putnam’s shop across the street.  One might have taken him for a young colt.

THE FIRE—The alarm of fire was sounded last Wednesday night at about 12 o'clock.  We visited the scene as soon as possible and found the buildings on Gloucester street between Capt. Dure's store and G. Friedlander & Co.'s, enveloped in flames.  The stillness of the air, and thick foliage of the trees on Oglethorpe street, backed by the Herculean efforts of the Firemen and citizens—all, considered to keep the flames in check and not allow them to spread, although every building around took fire—some, several times.  Where all did nobly, we should not make special mention, but we don't think we will be blamed for dropping just one word of commendation for fireman Bill Harris, who, wrapped in a wet blanket, faced the flames and held the nozzle of his hose pipe to the spot—nor for those willing colored men who kept the pumps going for one mortal hour, when most needed.  As far as we can ascertain the losses sustained is about $5000 some insurance however. Mess. Friedlander & Co. are the greatest losers.
            The fire originated in a fodder shed between the buildings, but who set it, or for what purpose set, are questions still unanswered.

 

Wednesday Morning 2 May 1877

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ADMINISTRATRIX SALE OF TUG BOAT "E.A. SOUDER."—Georgia, Glynn County—Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of an order granted by the Court of Ordinary, on the 12th day of April 1877, in and for said county, the undersigned as Administratrix of the Estate of T.F. Smith, late of said county deceased, will sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, at the Cotton Press Wharf, in the city of Brunswick, said county and State, on the 1st Tuesday, it being the 5th day of April 1877, within the legal hours of sale, to wit:  between 10 o'clock A.M. and 4 o'clock P.M. of that day, the following described personal property of said Estate, to wit:
            One Steam Tug Boat, known as the E.A. Souder in good condition, with one condensing engine, 20 inch diameter cylinder, 1 and 10-12 stroke of pistern.  One boiler 12 feet length, 6 9/12 feet in diameter, made in 1875 by N??? & Levy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A steam pressure of 60lbs. to square inch, allowed to carry 40 persons including crew.  Length 76 feet, breadth 16 feet, depth 6 feet, copper bottomed.  Carrying capacity 33 82/100 tons.
            Terms of sale cash or one half cash and balance to be paid in two equal installments, one in six and one in twelve months with good and approved security.  Mrs. T.F. Smith, Admin. Est. T.F. Smith.

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Georgia, Glynn County—To the Honorable the Ordinary of said County—The petition of Robert Wayne and Henry Brian, Executors on the estate of Thomas M. Forman, showeth that they have well and truly administered upon all the estate real and personal of the said Thomas M. Forman which have come to their hands, as will be shown by the examination of their vouchers, and having faithfully discharged all duties imposed upon them by said administration, they therefore pray to be discharged from the administration of said estate.  Henry Brian, Robt. Wayne, per Wm. Gerrard, att'y, Executors said estate.  27 April 1877.

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            Fancy Bluff is soon to have a Post Office, with Mr. J.R. Doerflinger as Post Master.

            Friend L.D. Hoyt's cottage home is a paragon of neatness.  Native vim, aided by the smiles of youth and beauty, works wonders.

            Something very "drawing" about the salt air of our city—our indefatigable friend Joe Greer is back again all the way from Texas.

            Among the improvements going on, we notice a new fence around Mr. Penniman's distillery, an addition to the B&A R.R. Co.'s workshops, and repairs on Cook Bros.' wharf.

            Mr. James B. Wright, son of Mr. Christopher Wright of this city, is here on a short visit to his kinfolks.  He has been in Brooklyn for two years past, engaged in mercantile business.

            We had the pleasure a few days since of meeting on our streets Mr. James F. King, Jr., of Wayne County.  Mr. K. is about to engage in merchandising at Waynesville, on the B&A Railroad.  May success attend him.

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            A terrible cri(e)sis at our Senior’s home this week.  It only weighs 10 pounds.
[Someone wrote “Emmie” at the top of the page and bracketed this article—ALH]

            We are requested to announce the Hon. J.M. Arnow as a candidate from this District to the Constitutional Convention.

            Don't fail to read Mrs. Hertel's advertisement.  Left a widow by the epidemic she is seeking to maintain herself and children.  We bespeak for her liberal share of patronage.

DANCING SCHOOL—Mr. Eckford will commence the exercises of his class in dancing on next Thursday. 
            Hours of instruction for young ladies and misses, from 3 to 5 o'clock P.M., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
            Gentlemen and masters, from 8 to 10 P.M., Mondays Thursdays, and Fridays.
            Tuition $5 per term of 13 lessons.

BOATS UPSETTING—CASUALTIES—On Thursday last, Mr. U. Dart, Jr., wife, and baby, Mr. J.E. Dart, Thos. O'Connor, and four negro men—all in Mr. D.'s sail boat, were upset in Back River by a sudden gust of wind.  The party, with remarkable presence of mind, clung to the boat, and after drifting five hours, succeeded in getting to the marsh, from whence they were taken three hours later by the steam tug "Hamilton", and carried to St. Simons Island.  Their escape from a watery grave was almost miraculous.
            The day following, one Nelson, a sailor was proceeding down our bay, with two negroes in the boat, when he was struck by a wave and knocked overboard, and although a good swimmer, he drowned.  Only recently he quite one of the pilot boats, saying it was a dangerous life to lead.  Alas!  We often think ourselves most secure when danger lurks nearest to us.
            Since writing the above, the body of Mr. Nelson was picked up by one of our pilot boats and brought up to the city.  A jury of inquest returned a verdict of "accidental drowning."

 

Wednesday Morning 9 May 1877

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GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in August, 1877—Will be sold before the Court House door in the city of Brunswick on the first Tuesday in August, 1877, between the legal hours of sale, the following described property, to wit:
            One thousand acres of wild land, situated, lying, and being in the 27th District G.M., of said county, bounded north by unknown land, east by unknown land, south by Robert Pyles' land, and west by Burrell Atkinson's lands.  Under and by virtue of an execution issued by Moses McDonald, tax collector of Glynn County vs. James Blue for his State and county taxes for the year 1876.  Principal sum $25.00—cost $2.50.  Thomas W. Lamb, Sheriff G.C., Georgia.

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            Prof. Lyons was in our city Saturday night last, and assisted the Cornet Band in discoursing sweet strains from their silvery instruments.  We understand that he expects, at an early day to make Brunswick his home for awhile.

            Mr. I.C. Plant, of Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, has been in town this week.  He has recently purchased a large tract of land not far from this city, lying between the two railroads, and is down looking after it.

            The contract of building a plank walk from the foot of George Street, near Mr. W.W. Watkins' residence, to the lower end of the "long reach" in Forman's Creek has been awarded to Mr. Wm. Harris.  The lumber, we understand, is to be furnished by Messrs. Dodge, Meigs & Co.  The distance of the walk will be a little over 1700 feet.  When completed, this route to St. Simons will be a very popular one, as the distance will be lessened at least two miles for small boats, and for larger ones about five.

THE FAIR—COL. HARDEMAN—This distinguished gentleman has kindly consented to address our people on the 13th proximo, at the opening of our County Fair.  This fact alone is sufficient to draw an immense crowd.  Georgia has no more gifted son than he.  A rich treat is in store for all who shall be fortunate enough to hear him.

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HEARTLESS—In our last we made mention of the capsizing of Mr. Dart's boat in Back River, and the narrow escape they all ran, etc.  Whilst in their dangerous situation, the steamer "Reliance" passed in sight.  The party made every signal they could, hoping thereby to be rescued.  No attention, however, was paid to their signals, and Mr. D. supposed they were not observed.  We have it, however, from the very best authority, that the signals were seen by the passengers and Capt. White's attention called to them, but he said it was "too far off" for him to go to them, etc.  This conduct on the part of Captain White is very strange, to say the least of it, and should call forth the indignation of every citizen.

 

Wednesday Morning 16 May 1877

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            Mr. Jno R. Cook, we learn, has been appointed Brazilian Vice-Consul at this port.  A wise appointment we believe.

DISSOLUTION—By reference in our advertisement column it will be seen that the firm of Stacy & Fahm, as editors and publishers of the Brunswick Advertiser has been dissolved.  The paper will hereafter be conducted by the undersigned alone, who will use every effort to make it all it should be.

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WATCH STEALING—Old man Smith, for a long time watchman at Cook's mill, and one McDougal thought to better their condition in life by laying violent hands upon two silver watches owned by Mr. Ward and his son, and starting off for Savannah by way of Darien.  They were overtaken a few miles beyond Darien and brought back, and now have the chance either of paying $100 or spending their days for the next nine months in the excellent company of Mr. Horace Goodbread, boss of the street gang, and their nights at the city's free lodging rooms, under the efficient management of Mr. Pittman.  The will probably take board and lodgings in preference to paying the cash.
            This man Smith, we learn, is a member of the Independent Church of Savannah, and has a letter of recommendation from Mr. Gordon the junior pastor.

CAPT. WHITE'S REPLY—On Board Steamer "Reliance", at Savannah, Georgia, May 11, 1877—Editor Morning News:  I ask the privilege of denying through your paper the charge of inhumanity which has been made against my conduct through the columns of the Brunswick ADVERTISER as quoted by the "News" of this morning, under the title of "A Serious Charge," and also of thanking you for suspending a condemnation which the following statement will show to be at least premature, and which I am prepared to prove grossly unjust.
            The disaster to the boat containing Mr. Dart and others was unknown to me, and I did not learn of it until the return of the "Reliance" to St. Simons Island.  If it appear impossible that the signal of the distressed party should have been unobserved by those on board the "Reliance," I can only account for it in the circumstances which indicate that the disabled boat was off the port side of the steamer, and that when the distress signals were made the attention of all on board the "Reliance" was engaged by another steamer which was passing us on the starboard side.
            The assertion of the Brunswick ADVERTISER'S "best authority" that my attention was called to the signal by the passengers, and that I said "it was too far to go for them," I unreservedly pronounce untrue, and it is to be hoped that the Brunswick ADVERTISER will give this communication a place in its columns, so that the good people of Brunswick can apply their indignation where it belongs.
            Very respectfully, your obedient serv't, Thos. White, Master Steamer "Reliance"
            We gladly make room for the above at the request of Capt. White, giving as it does, his side of the affair.  Our informant wishes us to say that he will reply in our next issue, not having all the facts at his control in time for this.

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PERSONAL—Among the new comers to our fair city we know of no one doing more to develop the resources of this section than Mr. J.P. Sprunt, our wide-awake naval store merchant.  As a citizen and a business man, we take pleasure in recommending him to our own people as well as naval store men along the lines of our railroads.

A CARD—Mr. Editor:  Allow us the use of your columns to testify to the promptness with which Mr. J.M. Dexter, Insurance Agt., met our demand for losses sustained on account of the fire, on the night of the 17th ult.  We take pleasure in recommending him as an Insurance Agent to any of our citizens having property to insure.  [Signed] J. Michelson & Bro.

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HOMESTEAD NOTICE—May 15, 1877, ATWELL BRAXTON has applied for Exemption of Personality, and setting apart and valuation of Homestead.  And I will pass upon the same at ten o'clock [Saturday] the Twenty-fifth day of May, 1877, at my office.   W.H. BERRIE, Ordinary G.C.   W.B.C. Coker, Clerk Ordinary.

 

Wednesday Morning 23 May 1877

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THEFT—While Dr. Macon and wife were at church one night last week, some evil disposed person, and without fear of his Honor the Judge before his eyes, entered their bed room and took from a trunk over $50 in cash.  One or two suspected persons have been arrested but the money has not been found.

THE LARGEST—Mr. D.G. Risley has sent us specimens of turnips, that will bear comparison with anything we ever saw.  The largest measures 2 feet in circumference and is 4 inches thick, containing about 190 cubic inches.  when cooked they were very tender.  Who can beat this?

GOVERNOR COLQUITTCol. Flewellen and a number of other gentlemen, whose names we did not learn, arrived in our Town on Monday evening by special train from Macon, and were the guests of Mr. C.G. Moore.  Our Brass Band gave them a serenade and the Governor responded in a neat little speech returning thanks for same.  The party left for Cumberland Island yesterday morning to spend the day on a maroon.  They left this morning for Macon, seemingly well pleased with their trip.

EXPLANATORY—Mr. Editor:  In a recent issue of your paper, you stated on my authority, that the signals made by Mr. Dart, of the capsized boat's party, in Back River, two weeks since, were seen by Capt. White of the "Reliance," etc.
            I so understood it from a passenger on the "Reliance" at the time of the accident.  Upon consultation with him since, I find I misunderstood him.  I therefore take pleasure in correcting the erroneous opinion put in circulation through a misunderstanding of mine.  Hoping this explanation will be all that is necessary to undo what of injury may have been done to Capt. White, I am sir,   Yours truly,  JAMES O'CONNOR,  Brunswick, May 21st.
            The above, from Mr. O'Connor, explains itself.  All we have to say for our self in this matter is simply that we accept items for publication of any in whom we place as much confidence as we do Mr. O.  If they err we are not to blame.  Ed.

 

Wednesday Morning 30 May 1877

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GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in July, 1877—Georgia, Glynn County, Will be sold before the Court House door in the city of Brunswick, between the legal hours of sale, on the first Tuesday in July, 1877, the following described property, to wit:
            Ten thousand feet of lumber, more or less, consisting of scantling and boards of different dimensions, situated, lying, and being at Jamaica station, Brunswick & Albany Railroad, Glynn County, and State aforesaid.  Under and by virtue of an execution issued from the County Court of Richmond County, in favor of John M. Tison vs. J. Mason Rice.  Property pointed out by Plaintiff.  Principal sum $187.00, interest to October 5th, 1875, $100.17, costs $25.00.  Notice give.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, Old Town lot No. 186 and improvements, Old Town lots Nos. 187, 271, 272, 275, 278, 292, 294, 295, 297, 298, and 301, situated, lying, and being in the city of Brunswick, under an by virtue of an execution issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector Glynn County vs. U. Dart, trustee for his State and County taxes for the year 1876.  Amount tax $697.16—cost $5.50.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, what is known as Colonel's Island, bounded on the west by St. Illa River, East by Turtle River, south by Jointer River, north by Cedar Hammock creek, under and by virtue of an execution issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector Glynn County vs. H.A. Kenrick, agent for Seaboard & Inland Improvement Co., for their State and county taxes for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $225.00—cost $5.50.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, 800 acres of land, more or less, known as the Vise Ve Lands, being said Palmer's entire interest in the several tracts and parcels of Land on and near what is generally known and designated as the Vise Ve Lands, under an by virtue of a mortgage execution issued from the Honorable Superior Court of Glynn County, in favor of Sylvester Mumford vs. Dempsey B. Palmer.  Principal sum $7,580.63.  Cost $5.50.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, Old Town lot No. 198, situated, lying, and being in the city of Brunswick, under an by virtue of an execution issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector Glynn County vs. estate of B.C. Franklin for his State and County Tax for the year 1876.  Levy made by J.W. Wallace, Constable, and returned to me.  Amount of Taxes $25.80.  Cost $3.85.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, Old Town lot and improvements No. 73, situate, lying, and being in the city of Brunswick, under an by virtue of an execution issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector of Glynn County vs. H.B. Robinson, Trustee, for his State and County tax for the year 1876.  Levy made by J.W. Wallace, Constable, and returned to me.  Amount of tax $25.80.  Cost $3.85.  THOMAS W. LAMB, Sheriff, Glynn County, Georgia.

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            Capt. Grant has resigned the Superintendency of the M&B R.R., and Col. Drane, Gen'l Ticket Agent, and Mr. Albert Sharp, Traveling Agent, are spoken of as his successor.

            Mr. D.A. Moore, whose card we publish, wishes us to say that although he has charge of the new tannery, he still runs his shop, and is prepared to do all work in his line.  He has two workmen employed all the while.

            The three-masted German schooner "Fred A. Carl" arrived in port a few days.  From the appearance of her topmast we should say she has encountered a stiff breeze.  She will be loaded by Messr. McCollough & Co.

            Our people are to be addressed today by Mr. Gustavus J. Orr, State School Commissioner, on the subject of Education.  It is to be hoped they will be out en masse to hear him, as no subject demands our earnest consideration more.

            Remember the day for the election of delegates to the Constitutional Convention—second Tuesday in June (12th).  Cols. M.L. Mershon of Brunswick, and J.R. Bachlott of Centre village, are the Democratic nominees.

            Bless the little girls and the big girls too, we say, but especially Miss Mellie Fraser, who kindly sent us yesterday the first ripe figs of the season.  Many, many thanks, Miss Mellie, for your kind remembrance of the toiling editor.

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PERSONAL—On our way back from Thomasville, Georgia last week, we spent a few hours at Way Cross, the junction of the Gulf Road with the B&A, and whilst there we visited the farm of Dr. Dan. Lott.  The Doctor is well fixed up and is still improving his place.  He has, nor bearing, 40 acres in choice varieties of grape besides quantities of young fruit trees of different kinds.  He has also an elegant fish pond well stocked with trout, bream, etc.  If our country had more men of his stamp we would see more life.

 

Wednesday Morning 6 June 1877

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GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in July, 1877—Georgia, Glynn County—Will be sold before the Court House door in the city of Brunswick, on the first Tuesday in July, 1877, between the legal hours of sale, the following described property; to wit:  An undivided one-third interest in Jekyl Island, situated, lying, and being in the 25th District G.M. of said county, and State aforesaid, levied upon under and by virtue of an execution issued from the Honorable Superior Court of Baldwin County, Georgia, in favor of J. Beall, executor, etc. vs. Chas. DuBignon, principal, and Benj. H. Myrick, and N. Hawkins, endorser.  Property pointed out by Plaintiff's attorney.  Principal sum $1050.00—ineterst to 3rd of September, 1866, $416.00—cost $17.65.  THOMAS W. LAMB, Sheriff Glynn Co., Georgia.

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(This Sheriff sale was listed with other property, that is listed above, to avoid repetition, I am only including the new entries here)

GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in July, 1877—Georgia, Glynn County—ALSO—At the same time and place, Old Town Lot and improvements No. 2363, levied upon under and by virtue of a tax Fierri Facias issued by Moses McDonald, tax collector of Glynn County vs. Henry Ambrose, for his state and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $10—cost $4.35.  Levy made and returned to me by Joe Wallace, Constable.
            ALSO—at the same time and place, New Town Lots Nos. 187, 188, 189, levied upon under and by virtue of a tax Fierri Facias issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector of Glynn County, vs. L.P. Anderson for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $15.39—cost $4.35.
            ALSO—at the same time and place, Old Town Lot No. 117 and improvements, levied upon under and by virtue of a tax Fierri Facias issued by Moses McDonald, tax collector of Glynn County vs. G.C. Fahm, agent Mrs. A.C. Clark, for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $43.75—cost $4.35.
            ALSO—at the same time and place, New Town Lot Nos. 1094 and 1095 and improvements, levied upon under and by virtue of a tax Fierri Facias issued by Moses McDonald, tax collector of Glynn County vs. G.C. Fahm, agent Mrs. H.E. Cochran, for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $12.50—cost $4.35.
            ALSO—at the same time and place, Old Town Lot No. 218 and improvements, levied upon under and by virtue of a tax Fierri Facias issued by Moses McDonald, tax collector of Glynn County vs. G.C. Fahm, trustee, for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $22.13—cost $4.35.
            ALSO—at the same time and place, Old Town Lot No. 320, levied upon under and by virtue of a tax Fierri Facias issued by Moses McDonald, tax collector of Glynn County vs. estate Chas. DuBignon, for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $3.12—cost $4.35.
            ALSO—at the same time and place, lot No. 2 of what is known as Academy Range, in the New Town of the city of Brunswick, levied upon under and by virtue of a Tax Fierri Facias issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector of Glynn County vs. Samuel Flinn, for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $18.75—cost $4.35.  THOMAS W. LAMB, Sheriff Glynn County, Georgia.

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            Stephen Gorton, Jr. was bitten by a rattlesnake last week near Jamaica (Glynn County).  At last accounts he was doing very well.  Sixteen of these monsters have been killed in that locality recently, we learn.

            Mr. W.A. Johnson, boot and shoe maker, has moved his shop from the Ayers old stand to the building in front of Putnam's stable, where he will be pleased to meet his old friends and new ones, too.  He still uses those corn-protecting lasts.

            We had a call last week from Hons. J.M. Mattox and J.B. Bachlott of Charlton County, both looking the very picture of good health.  If these gentlemen be fair specimens of the good people of Charlton, we should think it a good county to live in—a land of plenty.

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GLYNN SUPERIOR COURT—Judge Henry B. Tompkins presiding.  The Superior Court of Glynn County opened Tuesday, May 29th, late in the evening, but did not get at business until May 30th.
            The first case tried was Proprietors City of Brunswick vs. John T. Collins, Ejectment.  Judgment for the defendant.
            The cases of H.F. Beach vs. Marston & Rowe; Annie H. McCreary vs. L.B. Davis; H.C. Floyd vs. M&B R.R.; Ernest Breisnick, next friend of Robert Breisnick, vs. the Mayor & Council of city of Brunswick, Ernest Breisnick, next friend of Cyrus Shelton, vs. the Mayor & Council city of Brunswick; Ernest Breisnick vs. J.E. Dart, et. al.; Kelham, Loudan & Co. vs. H. Baetzer; Board of Education vs. Jno. Franklin, et. al.; Trustees of Glynn County Academy vs. J.T. Collins, all on Common Law Docket, dismissed during the week.
            AND—R.B. Bullock, Gov., &c., vs. J.E. Dart, et. al.; J.K. Stewart et. al. vs. J.K. Jesup, et. al. on Equity Docket, dismissed.
            AND—Proprietors City of Brunswick, clients vs. H.H. Jones and L.J. Fairchild; Sylvester Mumford vs. John M. Tison (settled); J.H. Dangaix vs. J.H. Cowart, all on Claim Docket, dismissed and settled during the week.
            AND—Mayor & Council city of Brunswick vs. Ernest Breisnick; Robert Moran vs. the State; A.W. Benninger vs. Blain & Madden; B.M. Cargyle vs. G.B. Mabry (settled); W.K. Jesup vs. Wm. M. Tunno; W.G. Lowe vs. Mrs. Herzog; Atwell Braxton vs. U. Dart, trustee, dismissed or settled during the week—making twenty-two cases dismissed or settled.

BERMUDA GRASS—An idea has prevailed for years that Bermuda grass could not be successfully plowed, or rather that land overrun with it could not be tilled.  Mr. W.J. Hays, a new comer to St. Simons Island, and one of the purchasers of Cannon's Point, has exploded that idea, however, and produced a plow that cuts through that terror to farmers with perfect ease.  The invention consists simply of a steel blade from 5 to 7 inches long, secured to the right side of an ordinary plow (Yankee, Avery, or any other), about six inches from the point, and leaning slightly backwards.  This simple appendage will utilize many an acre of now rich but useless ground.

JUDGE H.B. TOMPKINS—This distinguished gentleman spent last week in our city, having exchanged "benches" for the time with our esteemed townsman, Judge Harris.  Reports of Judge T.'s "iron rule" had reached our people ahead of him, and the simple announcement that he would preside last week cause many a heart ache.  All, however were agreeably surprised, and now speak in highest praise.  One of our ripest lawyers pronounced him the "most talented man in Georgia to his years."  His rulings were prompt and, on the bench, he may be firm and unyielding, but not of the Court House, as a private citizen, we found him a most pleasant and genial companion.

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MARRIED—On the 3rd day of June, at the Presbyterian Parsonage, by the Rev. R.A. Mickle, Mr. H.D. Hudson, and Miss Leora Hinson, both of this city.

 

Wednesday Morning 13 June 1877

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BRUNSWICK AND HER BUSINESSMEN, AS SEEN FROM BOSTON, GEORGIA—A visit to your town will reveal to any thinking mind the commercial advantages of your locality—a "City bye the sea."  Brunswick has been in the dust one hundred years, but they have come! they have com!!—men of science and of business from the North, and from the South—mud holes have been filled, trees cut down, stumps pulled up, streets laid off, canals sunk through the town, and the great preserver of animal flesh—Neptune's brine—flows gently to an from the sea at every tide.
            We see from scanning that copy of your paper you handed us, the names of many energetic men who are doing business in your city.  Here are Mershon & Smith; Goodyear & Harris; Harris & Symmes; and McCarthy—lawyers, and with legal strength enough to gag Brunswick.
            Also Couper and Habersham, who will pay you the worth of your life or property, though you were dead and gon to old "Ned."  Turner & Co.; Littlefield & Tison; and Putnam, with his stable facilities and grain emporium, could keep up an eastern regiment.
            And Hoyt & Co., who keep on hand hardware—and a large lot—everything down to a patent coffee pot.  And Vincent with iron and brass, can feel invincible in his line, whether it be the casting of an ink, or the make of an engine.
            Here is the old (colored) man Christopher.  He did not discover this American land, but knows how to put iron together forever to stand.
            And Fergason, whose business is not in the marriage of flesh and blood, but the union of plaster to wall—to hold and never to fall.
            Bless me!  What a name is Doerflinger!  However, it matters not if it harmonizes with Singer.
            Here is only one detail, and a Noble one, and better than he there are none.  And one banker and broker, and his name is Dunn, and as agreeable a gentleman as can be found under the sun.
            And now we have the boot and shoe makers—Johnson "mending" and Moore "fits."
            Look out for saws!  They move Dexter(ously).
            At the sight of Peitzer, we are ready to run, for near by we know there is a gun, about such there is no fun.  Would much rather hunt up Haseltine, and get a picture of Josephine.
            Gracious me!  Here is the man that we would like to be "arter" (who can shave a fellow as clean as ever a dish was wiped) and his name is Carter.
            Here is business—Green Grocery, and kept by Mrs. —-, no, we will let Hertel(l) the balance.
            At the name Segui, we think of fish, and straightway long for that kin of dish.
            But here is the name about which there is more congeniality than all of Brunswick; it is Haywood with his ice, then walk in and be cool in a trice.  (signed) N'Importe.  Boston June 1st, 1877.

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            A "rule nisi" is posted in this column between M.K. Jesup Co. vs. Wm. M. Tunno of Chatham County.  The M.K. Jesup Co. consists of Morris K. Jesup, John Crarar?, and Samuel A. Strang.  Property of Wm. Tunno's is being sold due to foreclosure.  In 1854 Mr. Tunno bought lands from William M. Gignilliatt, and from the estate of John Champneys Tunno of Glynn County.  The foreclosure of these lands is to pay for two promissory notes totaling $20,000 that William M. Tunno, David Jennings, J. Elliot Condict, Amos Binney, Louisa M. Brown, and John Loveridge contracted under the name of W.M. Tunno & Co to Condict, Jennings & Co. dated 30 December 1869.  [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]

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            Mr. J.S. Eckford and Miss Corrine Noble were married on the 6th inst. by Justice Lambright.

            The steam tug "E.A. Souder" was sold on the 5th inst.  She was purchased by Mr. Dikinson, of Savannah for $5,000.

            Dr. G.H. Macon, druggist, left us on Saturday morning last, for his new home in Whiteville, North Carolina.  The Doctor carries with him the good wishes of numbers of warm friends.  We commend him and his estimable lady to the good people of Whiteville.

            Mr. L.D. Hoyt and wife left on last New York steamer for the New Hampshire Hills.  We wish them a pleasant trip.
            By the way, wonder if he did not carry one of his pet "Combination Coffee and Tea Pots" along in his wife's trunk?

            We met on our streets yesterday Mr. R.B. Reppard, of Savannah but who has for a long time shipped lumber from our port.  Mr. R. is just back from a trip to the Pacific Coast, where he has been spending a short time looking at the country.

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            Friend F.D. Scarlett, of Fancy Bluff, has sent us the choicest plums of the season.  We have tasted nothing to compare with them.  Just here we would suggest that fine fruit will grow almost as easily as a common article, and ask all our friends from the country when not get the best?

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GLYNN SUPERIOR COURT—Judge H.B. Tompkins, presiding—Wednesday evening—After trial of case against Collins already reported, the case in equity of Jourdine, Assignee in Bankruptcy of Ketchum & Hartridge vs. S.C. Littlefield was called for.  Struck—answers amended, headings read.
            THURSDAY MORNING—Above case continued, and submitted to Jury, who, after remaining in rooms until Saturday morning, failed to agree.
            THURSDAY AFTERNOONJohn D. Small vs. L.D. Hoyt, submitted to Jury.  Verdict for Defendant.
            J.M. Couper vs. J.H. McCollough, action on note.  Judgment by Defendant.
            S.A. Brockington vs. Commission of Pilotage.  Bill in Equity to set aside rules of Commissioners.  Argued on demurrer, and bill dismissed, except as to two rules which Commissioners did not insist upon as legal.
            Harriet Walker vs. J.M. Tison, appeal.  Declaration dismissed on Demurrer.
            Rachel Myers vs. Jackson & Smith, Jury case.  Judgment for the defendant.
            FRIDAY MORNING—D. Davidson vs. J.J. Lissner, illegality.  Verdict against illegality.
            John M. Tison vs. F.W. Hazlehurst, common law action on note.  New trail granted.
            FRIDAY AFTERNOONCharles McIntosh, trustee, vs. Chas. Doerflinger, in Equity.  Verdict for Defendant.
            SATURDAY MORNINGHorace Dart, et. al. vs. Mrs. Colesbury and U. Dart, trustee, bill to enjoin Mrs. Colesbury from foreclosing mortgage.  Injunction sustained.
            Proprietors City of Brunswick vs. Mabry, ejectment.  New trial granted.
            Application Goodyear & Harris for possession Thornhill Plantation, under Sheriff's sale.  Granted.
            SECOND WEEKJudge J.L. Harris, presiding—Lancaster & Mattingly vs. U. Dart, Jr. & Bro., acceptors, and D.W. Kirkland, endorser, complaint.  Verdict for Defendants.
            Neil McCullam & Bro., Max Friedlander & Co., Simon Wolf, et. al., vs. Isaac Myers, J.F. Nelson, and J.M. Madden, equity.  Verdict against Myers only.
            Thomas M. Mayhew & Co. vs. U. Dart, trustee, lien.  Motion to vacate, judgment refused.
            State vs. Benj. Higginbotham and Jackson Higginbotham, security, simple larceny.  Rule Nisi to forfeit recognizance.
            State vs. Julian Broad, assault with intent to murder.  Nol pros.
            Mary Cassidy vs. B.M. Cassidy, peace warrant extended.
            State vs. Harriet Wilcox, burglary.  Convicted.
            State vs. Thos. O'Connor, Jr., Timothy Minehan, Emiel Heins, Geo. Krauss, Jno. Shannon, F. Leben, Robt. Golden, riot.  Convicted.
            State vs. same and Chas. Goodbread, T. Dorillian, Robert Moran, peace warrant extended in each case.
            State vs. Jane A. Jenkins, larceny from the house.  Verdict not guilty.

M&B RAILROAD—At a recent meeting of the Directors of the M&B R.R., Mr. Geo. W. Adams, formerly connected with the S.W. and C. Railroads, was elected Superintendent (in place of Capt. Grant, resigned), instead of Col. Drane, so highly recommended by our people.  Col. D. is thoroughly a Macon and Brunswick man, and the road, under his management, would have been run in the interest of these two places.  We do not know Mr. Adams' views on the subject, but hope we shall find in him a true friend to our city.  We trust his former connections will not bias him.

 

Wednesday Morning 20 June 1877

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            Mr. Geo. B. Mabry has located among us again.

            Judge Harris will accept our thanks for first apples of the season.

            The handsomest flowers at the Fair was Postell's basket of ripe peaches.

            Rev. W.M. Hays will deliver the Commencement Sermon at "Bradwell Institute," Liberty County, on the first prox.

            The City Hotel was closed on Monday last by a levy on the furniture, etc.  The right man could do well in charge of this hotel.

            Mr. D. Davidson, the popular proprietor of the "Davidson House," will leave in a few days for the West in quest of health.  We trust he may find the boon he desires, and soon return as fleshy as ever.

            See card of Dr. Best, dentist, of Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.  He will be here only a few days.  Those wishing his services, therefore, should call at once.  He goes to Darien from here.  The Telegraph & Messenger speaks in highest terms of his work.

            Mayor Whaley, of Jesup, whilst among us last week in attendance of the Fair, somehow, "fell among thieves" and had his watch and chain and about $30 in cash taken.  He got them back, however, on the plan of "ask no questions."

            Lieut. Edgar Dart Collins, who drilled so successfully the Cadets (the prize company), at the Fair, was "named after" our townsman Mr. E.C. P. Dart.

 

Wednesday Morning 27 June 1877

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            The barn of Dr. Williams, at Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, was burned last week.  His oat crop had just been harvested.

            The gold fever in upper Georgia does not abate.  All the mines are said to be extraordinarily profitable.

            Brinkley, the wife murderer, was hung in Newnan, Georgia a short time since.  He has been fighting the law for four years, but paid the penalty at last.

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            Lincoln County comes to the front with the oldest "clerk of Superior Court in the State."  His name is Alex. Johnson, is eighty-three years old, and has been clerk for fifty-too (sic) years.

A CHANCE TO GET MONEY—If anybody who reads this can prove that they are the descendants of Stephen Needles, who died in Maryland or Delaware in 1801 or 1802, they can get a share of his estate.  He had a brother and sister somewhere in Georgia and their descendants are wanted at once.  Ex.
            We have not Needles down this way but can furnish a Bolt and Nail.  Can't they come in?

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HOMESTEAD NOTICE—Ordinary's Office, Brunswick, Glynn Co., Georgia, June 26th 1877} Charles W. Duval has applied for exemption of personalty (sic) and setting apart and valuation of homestead, and I will pass upon the same at 12 o'clock, on the 16th day of July 1877, at my office in the city of Brunswick, Georgia.  W.H. BERRIE, Ordinary, G.C.

 

Wednesday Morning 4 July 1877

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            The tannery was moved on Monday last to the canal.  We regret to lose the smiling face of our genial friend Moore, but don't regret the loss of perfume from the tan vats.

            The work of enlarging the cotton press building has begun—Mr. Briesenick in charge, Mr. Drury is in England pushing forward matters.  He has no idea of losing the advantages gained last season.  All honor to such men.

            Ho! for St. Simons today.  Regatta at 3 P.M.  The "Eureka" leaves her wharf this morning at 8 A.M. and 12 P.M.  Carry your lunch baskets, or call on Mrs. Rowe at the Island Home for your dinner.  The band will be on hand.

            Last Thursday night, whilst Madison Scarlett (colored) and family were at church, his house was entered and about $20, of church funds taken (he is treasurer of one of our colored Methodist churches).  So far, no clue to the thief has been found.

            The following is a list of the officers elect, of the Gordon Cadets:  Courtland Symmes, Captain; J.B. Moore, 1st Lieut.; G.B. Mabry, 2nd Lieut.; Jno. B. Dart, 3rd Lieut.; B.H. Hoston, 1st Sergeant; A.E. Nelson, 2nd Sergeant; Robt. Golden, 3rd Sergeant; Wm. Hacket 4th Sergeant; Thos. O'Connor 5th Sergeant; L.W. Hazlehurst 1st Corporal; Jasper Love 2nd Corporal; T.E. Sprunt, 3rd Corporal; P.H. Creamer, 4th Corporal.  Hurrah for the Cadets!

            Mr. H.H. Grafstedt has been appointed Spanish Consul for this port.  A happy appointment, we think.  Mr. G. is doing a good work here, in the interest of lumber shippers for Spanish ports.  Being thoroughly conversant with the Spanish language, he is well suited for the work in hand, and the position with which he has been honored.

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GEORGIA—GLYNN COUNTY—David Davidson has applied for exemption of personalty (sic) and setting apart and valuation of homestead, and I will pass upon the same at 10 o'clock A.M., on the 23rd day of July 1877, at my office.  This July 2nd, 1877.  W.H. BERRIE, Ordinary, G.C.

            A notice that John R. Doerflinger has applied for letters of Administration for the estate of Joseph Doerflinger.  (The paper is faded here so can not read or transcribe verbatim—Amy Hedrick)

ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE—Will be sold on the first Tuesday in August, next, before the Court House door in Brunswick, half of lot No. 236, on Union Street with the improvements.  The half lot is 45 front by 180 deep, known as the Holzendorf property.  Sold under an order of the Honorable Court of Ordinary of Glynn County, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors.  Terms cash.  June 26th, 1877.  J.M. TISON, Admin. of Est. James Holzendorf.

 

Wednesday Morning 11 July 1877

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LIBEL FOR DIVORCE—Georgia, Glynn County—James Jackson vs. Francis Jackson, May term 1877}  It appearing to the Court, by the return of the Sheriff, that the Defendant in the above state case is not to be found in Glynn County, and it further appearing by other evidence submitted to the Court, that she does not reside in this State, it is on motion of counsel, ordered that service of said suit be perfected by publication, and that said defendant appear and answer, at the November term, 1877, of Glynn Superior Court, else that the case be considered in default, and the Plaintiff allowed to proceed.
            And it is further ordered, that this rule be published in the Brunswick Advertiser once a month for four months.  HENRY B. TOMPKINS, Judge S.C.E.C., presid'g.

May 31st, 1877
            A true extract from the minutes of Glynn Superior Court, this 28th day June 1877.  JAMES B. MOORE, Cl'k S.C., G.C., Georgia.

LIBEL FOR DIVORCE—Georgia, Glynn County—Mary C. Warren vs. G.W. Warren} It appearing to the Court by the return of the Sheriff, that the defendant in the above stated case does not reside in this county, and it being represented to the Court that he does not reside in this State.  It is ordered that the said G.W. Warren do appear at the next term of this Court to answer the above complaints or be considered in default and the plaintiff be allowed to proceed.  And it is further ordered that this order by published once a month for four months in the Brunswick Advertiser.  Granted June 21st, 1877, JOHN L. HARRIS, Judge S.C.B.C.
            A true extract from the minutes of Glynn Superior Court, this 28th day June 1877.  JAMES B. MOORE, Cl'k S.C., G.C., Georgia.

LIBEL FOR DIVORCE—Georgia, Glynn County—H.A. Clay vs. Susan Clay} It appearing to the Court by the return of the Sheriff, that the defendant in the above stated case does not reside in this county, and it being represented to the Court that she does not reside in this State.  It is ordered that she do appear at the next term of this Court, to answer the above complaint, or be considered in default, and the plaintiff allowed to proceed.
            And it is further ordered that this order by published once a month for four months in the Brunswick Advertiser.  Granted June 21st, 1877, JOHN L. HARRIS, Judge S.C.B.C.
            A true extract from the minutes of Glynn Superior Court, this 28th day June 1877.  JAMES B. MOORE, Cl'k S.C., G.C., Georgia.

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            Our young friends Mr. T.W. Flanders and Mrs. Alice Clubb were joined in holy wedlock by Rev. Mr. Hays, at the Methodist parsonage last Thursday night.  Happiness to you, young folks.

            The wide-awake firm of Harris & Symmes have changed their base somewhat, and can be found in their airy rooms over the store of L.D. Hoyt & Co., where they will be pleased to see any of their friends or clients, especially any who may be in trouble and need their services.

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EXCURSION AND REGATTA—Early Wednesday morning last (4th instant) we observed an unusual amount of stir among our citizens betokening freedom from business, and an intention to go somewhere and have a good time.  Having a perpetual longing anyway for all such, and catching sight of no small number of well filled baskets we willingly fell into line and "followed the multitude"—not to do evil but to have a pleasant time.  The steamers, "Hamilton", and "Eureka," were filled and away we sped down the Bay to St. Simons Mills, the place chosen for the picnic and regatta.  On our way down we passed several sail boats loaded with excursionists, but whose progress was slow indeed, there being no breeze.  "Hamilton" reached, the excursionist went ashore, and the little steamers returned to Brunswick for more passengers, and soon put in their appearance loaded as before.
            St. Simons Mills, or more properly Hamilton, is indeed a lovely place situated on the bend of the Steamboat River.  Here are situated the magnificent mills of Messr. Dodge, Meigs & Co., with a cutting capacity of from 75 to 100 thousand feet of lumber per day, and with wharf room sufficient to accommodate at least 7 vessels at once.  Here too, is the old residence of former owners with its tabby out-buildings, etc,—a more thorough knowledge of which, we hope to give you hereafter.  The beauty of the place, the mills shipping, etc., render this spot an excellent one for picnics, etc.  As the sun reached meridian height we began to cast about to know where we should dine; for, being an editor, we had many bids.  After due reflection we deemed it the part of wisdom to accept the first invitation, so wended our way to the little hamlet of Dart's mill some four hundred yards distant; and now came the trouble—which Dart asked us first?  For two or three had spoken to us on the subject.  We turned in at the first gate and was so kindly welcomed by Mr. Barney Dart that we felt sure we were right, but alas, having partaken of his hospitality and done full credit both to his viands and our reputation as an eatist imagine our feelings when we were violently seized by Mr. Billy Dart (the 2nd house on the line) and informed that we had violated our word, utterly, for we had promised him first.  He would listen to no explanation but carried us to his table and bid us eat and be welcome; but reader, we could not eat; we could only sit and watch the rest.  And now comes the greatest trouble, that which weighs heaviest on our mind.  The more we think of it the more convinced are we that it was Mr. Jake Dart that asked us first.  Well, we'll dine with him next 4th of July.
            About three o'clock all were on the qui vive for the regatta, which was advertised for that hour.  The "Irene," entered by Mr. H.H. Tift; the "Betsy" by Mr. W.S. Blain; the "Island Home" by Mr. J.E. Dart; and the "Kate" by Mr. W.T. Jones.  The contesting boats were soon in position and ready for the onset.
            At the signal given the boats left their moorings and darted into line, each crew eager to have the honor of sailing the fastest boat.  The course was around the marsh island in front of Hamilton, a distance of about six miles.  When part way round some part of the rigging of the "Island Home" gave way and caused her to lose so much time that she failed to overtake the others.  The "Irene" claimed the first prize—a $50 purse, and the "Kate" the 2nd a $25 purse.
            It was thought that this race would finally determine the question as to speed of these respective boats, but such is not the case, for the owners of each still claim best speed.  The trouble being, as we understand it, that no two of them sail best under the same circumstances, each having won one or more prizes.
            The races over, and loose change safely deposited, the crowd at peace with themselves and all the world, sought their respective boats and started for home.  When the "Hamilton" had proceeded about a mile an alarm was given that little Bennie Gray was missing.  Neither mother or nurse knew what had become of him.  Fears were entertained by some that he had fallen overboard and not been observed.  Capt. Hotch immediately retraced his steps, and to the joy of the mother and passengers found the little truant on the wharf, he having gotten away from the nurse and gone ashore just before starting.  With all the babies aboard this time, we turned our course homeward once more.  (the rest of the paragraph is too faded to read—Amy Hedrick)
            ....great being that every friend we have on earth, yea and even our enemies (if we have any) could not bet there to enjoy the luxury.  The sail boats we passed so easy in the morning, and which caused solicitation on our part lest they would never reach the island, now came in for their share of luck and with a "spanking breeze" behind them gave our craft a stiff race part of the way back.
            We reached the wharf about sunset well pleased with our trip.

 

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YOUNG MEN'S LYCEUM—This organization, composed of the young men of our city, held a public debate at Marlin's Hall, on Wednesday night last.  The subject for discussion "Is marriage for money justifiable in young men?", was handled by the young disputants with considerable tact and energy, showing that their time had not been wasted, or their Lyceum drill, for the past months, been in vain.
            The President, Mr. Houston, decided the question in favor of the negative.
            This was our first visit to the Lyceum since its organization, and so much please were we that we shall go again at an early day.  We regretted to find so few of our citizens present, although duly invited through the ADVERTISER.  The object sough after by these young men is indeed praiseworthy, and should elicit the moral support, at least, of our entire community.  In this organization we se the germ of an institution fraught with happy results, and a power for good in our midst.  Who can estimate the amount of gain to the rising generation?  Let similar organizations in other localities answer the question.
            The following officers elect were installed during the event, and entered upon the duties of their offices:  B.H. Houston, President; John Wood, vice President; Chas. Bostwick, Secretary; E.M. Dart, Critic; C.M. Shelton, Librarian.

            1990 acres of land, valued at $5000, known as the "Village property," on St. Simons Island, is being bargained for by Mr. W.J. Hays, the recent purchaser of Cannon's Point, for a colony of twelve Illinois families.  This is but the beginning.  Already we see evidences of the fulfillment of our prophecy that St. Simons Island will, in a very few years, by the garden spot of Georgia.  Every indication points in that direction.  So far, every purchaser is a developer of the resources.  Let them come—there's no lack of room.

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            Rev. D.Q. Abbott and lady left a few days since for a month's trip to the up country.  We wish them a happy time.

            See card of Ocean Home, in this issue.  We bespeak for Mrs. Robinson a liberal share of patronage, believing she will do all in her power to render her boarders comfortable.

            Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Couper and family leave today for the Alleghany Springs of Virginia.  Mr. C. will go thence to New York and return to Brunswick.  A pleasant trip to you, good friends.

            We are pleased to see Mr. Crovatt the popular B&A Railroad conductor among us once more.  He has been up to Charlotte, North Carolina, attending the Commencement exercises of the Military Institute, as which his son just graduated.

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ELECTION—The election for Alderman, last Saturday, was not as enthusiastic as we have seen, there being but one regular candidate.  The following, however, is the results of the votes cast:
F.J. Doerflinger........64
G.B. Mabry
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D.T. Dunn
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J.C. Moore
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            Mr. D. has our congratulations, in view of his election to this responsible position.  In him we believe the city will have a good officer.

PEACHES—Some people contend that peaches can't be raised in this locality.  To be convinced of the folly of such an idea, all should have seen one left on our table, last week, by Mr. Burr Winton.  It was of the "orange" variety and certainly the choicest brought forward, so far.  We hear that Dr. C. has a still larger variety, but we prefer ocular demonstrations.
            LATER—Since the above was in type, Mr. Chas. G. Moore has completely overleaped us all.  He has placed on our table two of the "Chinese Clings," each measuring just ten inches around the longest way.  If you doubt it call today and see it.

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THIEVES—Mr. A.T. Putnam's store was entered through a back window last week, and about $200 worth of goods (tobacco, cigars, etc.) taken therefrom.  No clue to the thief, so far, although Mr. P. has offered $100 forhis apprehension, with proof to convict.  Our private opinion is that these fellows are part of a gang, whose headquarters are elsewhere.

 

Wednesday Morning 25 July 1877

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            Miss Annie Nelson, the beautiful belle of Brunswick, has created quite a flutter in Albany society by her presence.  The young men say "Brunswick is a hard place to beat on pretty girls."—ALBANY NEWS

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STRANGE CONDUCT—Capt. Cassidy informs us that on Monday night last, just after midnight, three men calling themselves "officers of the law," broke into his dwelling, where his children and nurse were sleeping and ransacked the house from top to bottom in search, they said, of a man.  Not finding him they went out again doing no further damage than breaking the window.  The nurse made several attempts to strike a match but was prevented.  The Captain being asleep in his store knew nothing of it until they were gone.

 

Wednesday Morning 1 August 1877

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HOMESTEAD NOTICE—Ordinary's Office, Brunswick, Glynn Co., Georgia, 30 July 1877}  Mrs. Angeline Dart has applied for Exemption of Realty and Personalty and setting apart and valuation of Homestead, and I will pass upon the same at 10 o'clock a.m. on the 20th day of August 1877, at my office, in the City of Brunswick, Georgia.  W.H. BERRIE, Ordinary, G.C.  W.B.C. COKER, Cl'k Ord'y.

GEORGIA, GLYNN CO.} Ordinary's Office; To all whom it may concern:  Whereas, Patrick O. Nail, of said State and county, applies to the Ordinary for Letters of Administration on the estate of Henry Nail, deceased, late of said county and State, these are, therefore, to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased to be and appear at my office within the time prescribed by law and show cause, if any they have, why letters of administration on the estate of said deceased should issue to the applicant.
            Given under my hand and official signature this July 25th, 1877.  W.H. BERRIE, Ordinary, G.C.

GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—FIRST TUESDAY IN SEPT., 1877} Will be sold before the Court House door, in the City of Brunswick, on the first Tuesday in September 1877, between the legal hours of sale, the following described property, to wit:  Lot Number 2 of what is known as Academy Range; situated, lying and being in the City of Brunswick, county and State aforesaid.  Levied upon under and by virtue of an Execution issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector Glynn County vs. Samuel Flynn, for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of Tax $18.75—Cost $11.00.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, one-half interest in Lathons Island, it being the west end of said Island.  Bounded on the west by Jointer River, north by Turtle River, east by Jekyl Creek, and south by Jekyl Creek and Jointer River.  Levied upon, under and by virtue of an execution issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector Glynn County vs. Cox and Williams, for their State and county taxes for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $3.12—cost $5.50.
            ALSO—At the same time and place one-half lot number 15 between Cochran Avenue and Stonewall Street, situated, lying and being in the City of Brunswick county and State aforesaid.  Levied upon, under and by virtue of an execution issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector Glynn County vs. Mrs. Lydia Pratt, for her State and county taxes for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $3.18—cost $5.50.
            ALSO—at the same time and place, New Town lot No. 170, Old Town Lot No. 157, also New Town Lots Nos. 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 7, situated, lying and being in the city of Brunswick, county and state aforesaid, levied upon under and by virtue of a tax Fi Fa issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector vs. F.A.B. Grady, for his State and county Taxes for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $19.38—cost $5.50.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, improvements situated on ten acre tract of land situated or near Boggy Branch, and bounded east by public road, north by New Hope Plantation, east and south by part and parcel of the same tract, and known as the Gordon Tract, levied upon, under and by virtue of two tax fi fas, issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector vs. Duncan Nelson and Duncan Nelson Agent for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $5.81—cost $5.50.  T.W. LAMB, Sheriff, G.C., Georgia.

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            We are under obligations to Mr. Chas. Doerflinger, our Bay Street jeweler, for a bottle of choice wine, made by himself, from the juices of blackberries and whortleberries mixed.  This is another undeveloped resource of our section.

            No, we have not been neglected this week.  Among the contributors to our comfort we take pleasure in mentioning the name of our colored friend Bob Christopher, the blacksmith, who has sent us a nice basket of peaches and figs.  May he never want for peaches and figs.

            Two sailors, members of the chain gang, tried the speed of Mr. Lewis Harris, their keeper, last week, while out on their work on George Street.  He succeeded in capturing one of the fellows, but the other escaped.  Later in the day, another member, Jeff, a colored man, got away and made good his escape.  He is from Fernandina, and was arrested for gambling and sentenced to ten months on the streets.

            We learn that Mr. T.M. Mayhew of the firm T.M. Mayhew & Co., lumber dealers, 117 Wall Street, New York, had his leg amputated on the 25th inst.  He had been long suffering for some time with some trouble with his foot, and his physicians finally decided to remove his limb.  Mr. Mayhew is well and favorably known in the lumber trade as a merchant of honorable and high standing, and we regret to hear of his trouble and trust he may be restored to health and usefulness.

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MATRIMONIAL—Our gallant fireman, Billy Harris, has taken to himself a wife recently, Miss Holmes of this city.  Billy did not forget the editor in his cake distribution, but brought us a generous slice, for which we say, many thanks.

PERSONAL—We had a call last week from W.S. Taylor, on of St. Simons fruit growers, who, by the way, has laid on our table the best melon of the season.  He seems to have succeeded better, somehow, than others in this section.  He has shipped quantities of very fine ones both to Atlanta and New York.  His first shipment to the latter place was sold at $40 per hundred, yet some people sit and suck their fingers and say "can't get nothing to do."

SWEET POTATOES—The earliest sweet potatoes of the season was sent to our office a week ago yesterday, but two late for mention in the last issue, by Mr. Wm. Gignilliatt.  They were raised on his farm 7 miles from town.  He has two and one-half acres, said to be extra fine by all who have seen them.  If he can put them on the market early in the season, he is good for $1000 from his patch.  Think of this, ye who are eking out a miserable existence by pretending to farm!  Old mother earth is the best pay master after all.  We are under obligations to Mr. G. for a basket of choice peaches, also.

 

Wednesday Morning 8 August 1877

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CAMDEN ITEMS—Camden Co., Georgia, July 25th, 1877}  This morning, Mr. J.S. Bailey and his assistants, Mr. M. Sweat, Mr. A. Sweat, and Mr. Enochs, left the mill by steamer "Rosa" for a holiday of two weeks.  Hope that the vacation will be a pleasant one.
            Messrs. McKinnon Bros. shipped this morning 115 barrels of rosin, consigned to Peacock & Hunt, Savannah.  The McKinnon Bros. are doing a fine business, and as they are hard working, energetic men, deserve all the praise and cash that they receive.
            Mr. Manus Lisle met with a severe accident a few days ago.  While pulling up a log the sweep rope broke, and struck him in the temple.  He was speechless for a couple of hours.  The doctor (Burroughs) speaks favorable of his case, and thinks he will recover.  All his neighbors and friends are anxious for his speedy convalescence.  Mr. L. is quite a favorite in the county.  He has been removed to Mr. J.H. Morrison's, his uncle, where he is receiving every attention that his case needs, and with the kind care that Mrs. Morrison will give him, there is no doubt of his recovery.
            Mr. C.W. Harrell has made a large contract with J.S. Bailey & Co. for lumber, and is now running two five-yoke ox teams and one six mule team.  This looks like business.  Good luck, Clabe, old fellow.
            Mr. Heddleston, manager for G.S. Owens, at Owens' Ferry, has the finest crop of rice in the county.  Mr. H. is acknowledged to be the best manager and rice planter in this part of the country, and this year his crop will yield enormously.
            Our friend Spencer Atkinson is again amongst us.  He has been on a tour on some important law business.  Mr. Atkinson has been but a short time amongst us, but has already built up a large business, in fact, all his time is employed in his profession, and his friends are proud to see that talent and energy is thus rewarded.
            Col. Clinch is breaking up 200 acres of rice land.  Old Camden will look like old times when such men as Col. C. take hold in earnest.
            Dr. Burrell Atkinson, our very talented and worthy doctor and dentist, can be seen riding all over the country.  His smiling face is as good as a dose of any other doctor's medicine to drive away the blues.  He sent last Saturday a lot of peaches from his plantation weighing 1 and 1 1/4 pounds, for Mr. L.T. McKinnon to coat with rosin to preserve them until winter.  By the way, this is an original idea of Mr. McK.'s, and one that will last.  Please take not of this new process of preserving fruit.
            Mr. A.D.P. McGeachy, McKinnon Bros. manager, has been unwell for some time past, but this morning I caught a glimpse of his sunny smile and heard courteous "good morning" as he passed on his way to the woods to look after the hands engaged in dipping and chipping, and from his appearance I should judge that he is again in good health.  Hope he may continue so.
            Mr. Almonds, of Wayne County, and Hon. Fell Lang, of Charlton County, Georgia, passed up from the ferry this morning, both looking well.  They are going to survey a lot of timber.
            Mrs. John H. Reily presented her lord and master with a daughter weighing four pounds, on Saturday, 21st. inst.  I know that the happy father thinks he is now blessed.  [How are you, pa?]  Mrs. R. and daughter are doing well.—-SPHYNX

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            The Hon. and Rev. J.W. Leigh, a brother of Lord Leigh, formerly Vicar of Stoneleigh, who married Miss Fanny Butler, a daughter of the late Mr. Pierce Butler, of Georgia, has been appointed Vicar of Leamington.  SAVANNAH NEWS.

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NOTICE FOR LEAVE TO SELL REAL ESTATE—Georgia, Glynn County}  Four weeks after date, application will be made to the Court of Ordinary of Glynn County, Georgia, at the first regular term after the expiration of four weeks from this notice, for leave to sell the real estate in the county of Glynn and State of Georgia, of the lands of Henry F. Beach, late of said county, deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased.  August 24th, 1877.  ROXIE J. BEACH, administratrix est. H.F. Beach.

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            Mr. McCullough left on the last steamer for a short trip North.

            Mr. Chandler's new store, on Bay Street, is very neat indeed.  Wish we could boast of many more such.

            We had a call last week from that genial gentleman of the Darien local bar, Mr. L.E.B. DeLorme.  Judging from his appearance, we should not think our sister city anyways near a famine—at least, it has not reached friend D.'s neighborhood.

            The trial of Thomas Dovillion, the white man who was brought over from Brunswick last week, under arrest for assault with intent to murder Mr. H.H. Abeel, some time since, came off before Justice Aiken on Friday.  Dovillion was committed to jail in default of one thousand dollar bail, there to await a hearing in the Superior Court.  DARIEN GAZETTE.

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            A huge melon from friend Littlefield, and a basket of delicious peaches from Rev. Jos. Roberts comprises the luxuries sent us during the past week.  They were nice indeed.

            Ald. Putnam left on Monday for Gainesville, Georgia, to attend a meeting of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows.

            Messrs. Risley, Lambright, and Postell go to Newnan next week as delegates to the Agricultural Convention.

CUMBERLAND ISLAND—This famous resort for invalids and pleasure seekers grows in importance daily.  Mr. Bunkley informs us that he has entertained 300 guests in the last six months, each averaging a week's stay.  Mr. Clubb, of the Oriental, has entertained 200 in all.  The latter house has been leased by Mr. Downie, of Fernandina, and will be enlarged to accommodate 200 people, and will be kept by that popular Virginian, Mr. Paine.  With their new wharf facilities and a shell or plank road to the beach, these hotels are bound to be full to overflowing at an early day.

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ST. SIMONS MILLS—These mills, we learn, will soon be in operation again.  Mr. J.K. LaFrance has been superintending the repairs.  This fact is sufficient guarantee that every thing will be in "apple" order, for Mr. L. stands at the head of his trade.

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PATRONIZE THE NEW DRUG STORE—Mr. Editor:  Mr. F. Joerger, late with L.B. Davis & Co., has opened a new Drug Store on his own account, next door to Davidson House, and has fitted it up neatly and with good taste.  It will be remembered by the readers of the ADVERTISER that Mr. Joerger came here from New Orleans as a volunteer drug clerk, during the dark days of the late epidemic, and took entire charge of Blain & Madden's Drug Store, the only one open at that time.  Dr. J.D. Bruns of New Orleans recommends him as one of their best and most competent Druggists of that city, and the writer trusts that the people of Brunswick will accord him the patronage he deserves in his new undertaking.

 

Wednesday Morning 15 August 1877

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CAMDEN DOTS—Jerry Underwood, the ferryman at Owen's Ferry, on the Satilla river, has causewayed the landings of the ferry so that the traveling public can cross with ease at any state of water.
            Rice crops on the Satilla are finer this season than any other since the war.  Mr. Geo. S. Owens has seven hundred and ninety acres of as pretty rice as ever grew in Georgia.
        Among the curiosities, this county comes to the front with a Simon pure butt-headed colt, the property of Monroe Wilson.  Retire, Barnum.
            Married, at the residence of the bride's father, on the 4th inst., Hon. John Benton, of Virginia, to Miss Rosa Baker.  May their pathway through life be strewn with fancy's faired flowers.
            Alligator steaks are retailing at Bailey's Mills at ten cents per pound.  Hide out, gators.  ——Keno

NEW ADVERTISEMENTS

DISSOLUTION NOTICE, The firm of W.H. Anderson & Co. was dissolved by natural consent of the partners on the 26th day of August 1877.    W.H. Anderson & T.W. Dexter.

FOR SALE—Some 12 or 15 head of Milch [sic] Cows and Stock Cattle at auction on the 30th inst. (Thursday) at any residence near Mr. John Piles'. in this county.  Terms made known on day of sale.   N.B. Rhodes.

DR. BEST, DENTIST—Over Dann & Co.'s Store, Brunswick, Georgia—Extracts teeth without pain, by the use of Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas.  Teeth filled permanently to all the approved methods known to the profession.  Inserts, artificial teeth.  Prices reasonable.  Terms Cash.  All work guaranteed.

ATLANTA MEDICAL COLLEGE, Atlanta, GA.—The Twentieth Annual Course of Lectures will commence Oct. 15th, 1877, and close March 14th, 1878.
            Faculty—J.G. Westmorland, W.F. Westmorland, W.A. Love, V.H. Taliaferro, Jno. Thad. Johnson, A.W. Calhoun, J.H. Logan, J.T. Banks, Demonstrator of Anatomy, C.W. Netting.
            Send for Announcement, giving full information.
            Jno. Thad. Johnson, Dean.

NEW DRUG STORE—Mr. F. Joerger, of New Orleans, late with Messrs. L.B. Davis & Co. would respectfully inform his friends and the public that he has opened in the Drug Business on his own account in the store nest to the Davidson House, Brunswick, Ga., where will be found a stock of pure fresh drugs and medicines, and such goods as are usually kept in a Drug Store.  Prescriptions carefully and correctly put up.  By strict attention to business he hopes to merit the confidence and patronage of the people of Brunswick and vicinity.

BEEF, BEEF—We are now prepared to furnish Fresh Beef Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at the City Market.  Regular customers can have their orders filled and delivered at their residence without extra charge.  Give us a call.  Joseph E. Lambright & C.G. Goodbread.

A CARD—As numbers of our citizens seem to be under a false impression as to my name, I take this method of correcting this erroneous impression and stating that my name is not "Charley" by JACOB MICHELSON.

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A HOME FOR SALE!!—Cheap!  Very Cheap!  That valuable house and lot now occupied by Mr. John H. McCullough, is hereby offered for sale at figures astonishingly low.
            The building is two-story, almost new, has thirteen rooms, and cost originally over 8,000 dollars.
            It is pleasantly situated in a good neighborhood, with good water, and faces east.
            A change of the investment is the only reason for the above offer.
            For further particulars inquire at this office.

NOTICE—The Notes and Accounts of Dr. J.S. Blain have been placed in my hands for settlement.  He needs money and must have it.    Wm. S. Blain

SAFES—We have been appointed agents for Hall's Celebrated Fire Proof Safes.  Will be pleased to quote prices and furnish all information as to size.  L.D. Hoyt & Co.

HOSIERY—I have just received a new supply of gents' and ladies' Georgia Knit Half Hose, ladies' and misses Hose, Turkey Red, White, and Striped which can be found at the residence of the subscriber or at the store of Messrs. McConn & Marlin.
            Any persons wanting something durable will do well to give them a trial.   Mrs. R.H. Marlin.

G.B. MABRY Attorney At Law—Brunswick, Ga.  Practices regularly in the counties of Glynn, Wayne, Appling, Pierce, Coffee[?], Ware, and Camden of the Brunswick Circuit and Telfair of the Oconee Circuit.

BOOTS & SHOES—advertisement of Chas. B. Moore [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]

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Announcement of Benjamin F. Harris, Esq. to the appointment of Auditor and Master in Chancery of the court per John L. Harris Judge S.C.B.C.  [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]

NOTICE—In obedience to the foregoing order, I will be at the Law Office of Messrs. Harris & Symmes, on Newcastle street, opposite the drug store of Blain & Madden, and over the hardware store of L.D. Hoyt & Co., in the city of Brunswick, Georgia, on Monday, the 24th day of September, A.D. 1877, and from that time till Saturday, October 6th, A.D. 1877, for the purpose of hearing evidence of any and all debts due or to become due from the city of Brunswick, whether by open account, promissory note, bond or otherwise, and of receiving and receipting for any evidence of debt so to be proven before me.  At the hour of 5 o'clock P.M. on Saturday, 6th October next, I will close said case, and thereafter no further evidence will be received.   Benjamin F. Harris, Auditor & Master in Chancery.

ORDINANCE—Ordinance that is shall be unlawful to burn any slabs or other refuse from saw mills on any street or on any lot in the city belonging to private persons without their permission.  If violated, person will be subject to conviction before the police court, to a fine not exceeding $200 or labor on the public streets for a term not exceeding 30 days.  [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]

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NOTICE FOR LEAVE TO SELL REAL ESTATE—Four weeks after date, application will be made to sell real estate of Henry F. Beach, late of said county, deceased.  Roxie J. Beach administratrix.  [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]

HOMESTEAD NOTICE—Brunswick, Glynn Co, 20 July 1877 Mrs. Angeline Dart to apply for exemption of Realty and Personalty and setting apart and valuation of Homestead.  Will be passed on 20 August 1877 at 10 a.m. by W.H. Berrie, Ordinary B.C.  [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]

Patrick O. Nail applying for letters of administration on the estate of Henry Nail, deceased. late of Glynn County.  Given by W.H. Berrie  on 25 July 1877.  Same as in newspaper of 1 August 1877  [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]

GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—same as in newspaper of 1 August 1877.

AN ORDINANCE—To prescribe penalties for the violation of the Quarantine Regulations of the city of Brunswick.  Fine of not more than $100, confinement in the Guard House no more than 30 days, or labor on the streets not exceeding 90 days.

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CITY AFFAIRS—Capt. Dure is refitting up his saloon in fine shape.
—Neighbor Grubb and his family were over last week from Darien.
Mr. J.D. Sprunt is busy as a bee, loading another ship for Great Britain.
—Collector Collins has returned and Deputy Dunn has now gone for a pleasure trip North.
Messrs. nelson & Madden have dissolved copartnership, Mr. N. buying out the entire concern.
—If you want a good article of ale, call on Captain Dure.  Many thanks, Captain, for the samples sent us.
—Friend Billy Harris has place on our table some fine specimens of the peach kind, rich and juicy.  So much for getting married.
Messrs. T. W. Dexter and Wm. H. Anderson have dissolved copartnership.  Mr. D. will retain the premises and fit it up as a warehouse.
Mr. J.D. Dillon is now associated with Mr. E. Breisenick in the mercantile business.  The Judge looks just as natural behind the counter as he used to.
—We hear of only one locality in this county suffering with fevers.  The general health is excellent.  This we think is owning to the heavy fruit crop this season.
Mac Haywood still keeps himself cool and tries to keep others at the same temperature.  Oh, ye who are at all inclined to be wrathy, just call and let him put you between two 100 pound cakes of ice for a half hour, and your ardor will vanish like a morning breeze.
—The steamship "City of Dallas" took off last week 300 barrels naval stores and 75 bales of wool and cotton from this port.  She carried as passengers W.T. Jones, H.C. Day, H.T. Dunn, John Ward and son, Hail, Mrs. D.T. Dunn and Miss Lottie Smith.
—Friend Jones of the Brunswick and Albany railroad office, has laid aside his pen for a while, taken a long, lingering look at his beautiful Kate (his boat, we mean), and is off North for a pleasure trip.  We wish him a prosperous journey, a pleasant stay and a safe return.

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OUR PROSPECTS—As the Fall advances, it is but natural that we should look forward, not only to the repetition of last Winter's business, but a large increase thereto.  To this end every energy has been put forth, and the real friends of Brunswick have left nothing undone to bring about this happy result.  Mr. Drury is doubling his capacity for stowing and shipping cotton, Messrs. Littlefield & Tison are contemplating similar improvements, the M&B railroad are preparing for heavy work by building side tracks, etc., and the steamship line is about to put on two new steamers direct from the point to New York, in addition to the present line—to say nothing of what is going on across the water.  All this, reader, and even more.  But hark! a whisper of warning comes.  Madam Rumor tells of a conspiracy deep as ever was conceived in the brain of man—a plot, dark and wicked.  It emanates from no other person than that deadly enemy to our town, the Central railroad kind, Wadley.
            The plot is this:  The B&A railroad is asked to enter into a "pool" with the Central to raise the tariff and divide profits, the B&A to receive one-fourth of all freight to and from Albany, no matter what road carries said freight—the tariff on both roads, however, to be determined by the other side of the house—which means simply this:  the tariff over the B&A R.R. shall be so high that all cotton from Albany will go to New York by way of Savannah instead of Brunswick, and thus all that we have done be lost, and our present improvements be worse than in vain.  The same proposition, or similar one, we learn, is made to the M&B railroad.  To aver this dire calamity, the people of Albany have come forward and pledged at least half their freights to this route, so that all that now remains is for the Superintendents of our roads to remain true to our interests and not allow us to be thus imposed upon by this railroad monster.  What say you, gentlemen?  Are you friends or enemies of Brunswick?  Are you seeking to build up or destroy all we hold dear?  Strike now, before our chains are forges, and children's children shall rise up and call you blessed.

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CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS—Regular Meeting—Council Chamber Brunswick, August 8, 1877}  Council met.  Present his Honor, J.F. Nelson, Mayor, and members of Council Littlefield, duBignon, Doerflinger, Colson and Watkins.
            Absent—Ald. Couper, Putnam, and Bostwick.
            Read the minutes of the last regular and called meetings, which were confirmed.
COMMUNICATIONS—Read communication from Mrs. W.H. Harris and numerous other ladies, asking Council to have a pump placed in the Northeast corner of the white cemetery, the pump to be driven some thirty feet, so as to procure pure and wholesome water for use in the cemetery.
            Received, and referred to the committee on Cemeteries.
            Read the communication from J.B. Habersham, asking Council to allow him to place a bulkhead of three inch plank on water lot, No. 26, as a base against which to build permanent bulkhead of rock ballast, as rapidly as he might be able to get the material.
            Received, and the permission granted.
            Read a communication from Frederic Joerger, stating that he had fitted up a drug store on Gloucester street, and asking Council to grant him a pro rata license for same from Aug. 1st 1877.
            Received and a pro rata license granted.
            Read a communication from Geo. Chandler, Agent, asking Council to grant him a license to sell spiritous liquors, in any quantity, at his place of business on Bay street.
            Received, and the license granted upon his complying with the ordinance relating thereto.
            Read a communication from W.F. Penniman, asking Council to transfer to him the unexecuted lease of "Bells Pond" heretofore granted to J.A. Millican.
            Received and the transfer of lease granted upon the same terms and conditions as granted to J.A. Millican.
            Read a communication from the "Glynn county Agricultural Association," representing that they owed bills, after diligent efforts to dispose of available assets, amounting to the something over one hundred dollars, and had as assets the platform erected for the Ball, and requesting Council to aid the Association by loaning them the sum of one hundred dollars, the amount to be returned out of the proceeds of the next fair or fairs, and the ball platform to be held by Council, as a pledge for said loan.
            Received, and referred to the Finance Committee and His Honor the Mayor, as chairman.
            REPORTS OF COMMITTEES—The committee on public buildings, who were instructed to examine the warehouse standing on foot of Mansfield street, and have since temporarily secured, if necessary to be done, beg leave to report that they examined the building, and found that it had been already secured by the agent of the property.  Respectfully submitted, W.W. Watkins and M.J. Colson Com.
            Received and the committee discharged.
            The committee on Town Commons, to whom was referred the communication of J.S. Marlin, Esq., asking Council to refund him the sum of three dollars, paid by him on taxes for the year 1876, through a mistake of the Assessors, beg leave to report, that he paid such sum through such mistake, and recommend that the same be refunded him.
            Mr. Marlin having come forward and paid the amount claimed from him on his lease, it is not, therefore, necessary to report upon the matter of receipts, as inquired by him.  Respectfully submitted F. Jos. Doerflinger and S.C. Littlefield Com.  Received and adopted.
            REPORTS OF OFFICERS—The Clerk and Treasurer submitted his report for the month of July, examined and found correct by the Finance Committee, which was, on motion of Ald. Colson, ordered to be placed on file and published.
            The Marshal submitted his report for the month of July, which was, on motion of Ald. Watkins, referred to Finance Committee.
            The Kepper of Guard House, Harbor Master and Sextons submitted their reports for the month of July, which were, on motion of Ald. Doerflinger, received, and ordered to be placed on file.
            ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, ETC.—An ordinance, to prohibit the piling or burning of any slabs, or other refuse, from saw mills, on any street or private lot in the city of Brunswick, and to provide penalties for the violation of the same, was read the first time, then taken up by unanimous consent, read a second time and passed.
            By Ald. Watkins
            Resolved that the committee on Harbor be instructed to draft an ordinance prohibiting the booming of timber, etc. on the water front of the city.
            The resolutions, being seconded, was unanimously adopted.
            By Ald. Littlefield
            Resolved, that the committee on Town Commons be instructed to report, at the next regular meeting, upon the communication of Mr. H.A. Kendrick, referred to them, asking Council if the money received from lease of the ends of streets would be applied in aid of the public schools that might be established in the city during the present year, and to also report, whether or not, the amount received from taxes and lease of town commons during the present year, should be also applied in aid of the said public schools.
            The resolutions, on being seconded, was unanimously adopted.
            ACCOUNTS—The Finance Committee having referred bill of W.G Davenport to Council, the same was, on motion of Ald. Colson, ordered paid.
            The Finance Committee having also referred bill of J.B. Moore to Council, the same was on motion of Ald. Watkins, ordered paid.
            His Honor, the Mayor, stated to Council that—McCahan, master of the schooner Geo. Peabody was convicted before the County Court, on the 10th day of July 1877, for a violation of our Quarantine regulations, and fined two hundred dollars by County Judge, all of which fine, under the law of the State, should have been paid into the proper expense of collection:  but that he had under the most extraordinary proceedings rulings and bill of costs in said County Court, only received the sum of $165.55, which was then turned over to the Treasurer of the city.
            Council then adjourned.   J.F. Nelson, Mayor.  Attest:  James Houston, Clerk of Council.

DR. A.O. BEST—We call attention to the card of Dr. A.O. Best, dentist, in another column.  The Doctor has all the latest and best improvements known to the profession, so that by placing his patron in a comfortable position, the operation is executed more perfectly in less time, and with comparatively no pain and very little fatigue.  We think these improvements should induce the public to no longer fear dental operations, but remember that awkward, fatiguing and disadvantageous positions of dental operations are things of the past.

THE NEW DRUG STORE—By reference to our advertising columns, you will see what Mr. Joerger has to say for himself in the drug line.  We take pleasure in recommending to our people this new store, honestly believing that, as a druggist, Mr. Joerger has no superior in this section.—Give him a trial.

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ADVERTISEMENTS—Jno. B. Habersham Real Estate & Insurance Agent  [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
Mrs. H.B. Robinson, proprietress of the Ocean Home at $2 per day  [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
Taylor B. Ferguson, plain and ornamental plasterer    [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
A.M. Haywood agent for Haywood, Gage & Co. Ice    [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
J.M. Dexter selling saws.    [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
Littlefield & Tison general commission and forwarding merchants    [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]

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ADVERTISEMENTS—J.M. Carter, proprietor of City Barber Shop    [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
Wm. Peitzer gun and lock smith on Bay street   [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
Dr. R. Nobles' tooth drops and tooth powder  [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
Alexander W. Couper  Aetna Insurance agent at P.O. Box 12 Brunswick, Ga.    [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
W.J. Vincent, proprietor of Iron & Brass Foundry on Bay Street    [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]
Robert Christopher blacksmithing    [synopsis—Amy Hedrick]

 

Wednesday Morning 22 August 1877

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Report of the Georgia State Agricultural Society in Newnan, Georgia held 14, 15, 16 August 1877.  Also a report on the Constitutional Convention.

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NEW ADVERTISEMENTS

ATTENTION GORDON CADETS—You are commanded to attend a regular meeting Thursday evening, 23d August, 1877, 8 P.M., at McConn's Hall, by order of your commanding officer.  A.W. Cooper, Secretary.

ATTENTION OCEANIC FIRE COMPANY NO. 1—You are summoned to be at your Engine House, in full uniform, to attend drill and parade, on Wednesday evening 22d Aug., 8 P.M., 1877, by order of your officer in command.   A.W. Cooper, Secretary.

NOTICE—The copartnership heretofore existing between McCullough, Walling & Co., and Walling, Gaden & Co., has this day been mutually dissolved.  Geo. T. Gaden, Edward R. Walling, Jno. H. McCullough.

NOTICE—Stolen from the bed room of the undersigned about six weeks since, between the hours of eleven and one o'clock in the day, a fine Double Barreled gun, well known in this community as the "Powell Gun," and has the name of Powell on the locks, and the name of "Dent" inserted on a silver plate on the stock just about the grasp.  The stock has been broken about the locks, but repaired so nicely as scarcely to be preceptible.  A handsome sum will be paid to any one returning the gun to Thos. Burke.

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CITY AFFAIRS—We notice Rev. A.C. Ward registered at the "Ocean Home" last week.
Mr. H.H. Tift has returned from a trip North and is looking well and hearty.
Mr. Penniman's distillery is still at work converting the crude material into the manufactured article.
—Conductor Sharp stands A No. 1 in his profession.  The M&B railroad Company have him a good officer.
—The new route to St. Simons via George street and the plank walk has been completed and the tide of travel turned that way.
Messrs. Clubb & Williams are still busy rejuvinating the steam tug Starlight.  When completed she will do good service in our harbor.
—The work on the cotton press extension goes bravely on.  Friend Drury will hardly recognize his own place of business when he returns.
Lambright & Goodbread have an extra fine beef in market on Saturday.  Leave your orders early and secure a good piece for Sunday.
Mr. T.P. Littlefield, of the Jesup House, still continues to supply the hungry traveler with good square meals at low figures.  Call on him when you journey thither.
—By a mistake of the printer, the date of dissolution of copartnership of W.H. Anderson & Co. was put wrong.  It should have read Aug. 2nd, instead of 26th.  See the "ad."
Judge Harris has shown us a sample of peach paste put up by himself.  The fruit is pressed and then dried.—It is almost as good eating as the celebrated French jujube paste.
Jim Blue's horse fired his powers last Saturday on a run away, and succeeding in thoroughly demoralizing his new spring wagon.  Too much corn, either in solid or fluid state, is said to be very dangerous.
—The "Brunswick Defenders" and their sweethearts had a good time last Monday night, at Marlin's Hall.  They danced until midnight.  We don't learn that there were any mothers present.  How different when we were a boy!
—Kleptomania still to be a ruling passion with some folks.  A colored man entered M.E. Solomon's store last Saturday and quietly removed two pair of pants from the counter, and slily [sic] vanished.  Birch oil is said to be good for this disease.
—See notice of gun stolen.  The weapon is well described and can be easily identified.  The Captain will be glad to recover the property and offers a liberal reward to any one producing it.  Here's a good chance for you, ye constables, policemen and detectives.

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CITY AFFAIRS cont.—Col. Capers, son of Bishop Capers, has been in town several days.
Col. Chas. Schlatter, Supt. of the B&A R.R., returned from New York on Monday night last.

SHOOTING SCRAPE—Frank Gamble, a train hand under Conductor Minor, or the B&A R.R., was shot last Saturday, at Franklin's Mill by another negro, a cooper at Baker's Distillery.  It seems this fellow got on the train at Waycross for Schlatterville; at Franklins Mill he got off the train and went into the mill; Gamble was sent after him to collect his fare one dollar.  He returned bringing only 50cts, whereupon the cooper said he had given him the full amount.  A few minutes later, he slipped up to Gamble and fired at him twice.  The first ball taking effect in his side and ranging round to his back.  The would-be murder escaped, and Gamble was brought to Brunswick and at this writing is doing pretty well.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS—By reference to card of Mr. H.A. Kenrick, C.S.C., it will be seen that our Public Schools will be resumed on the 3d of September.  All persons wishing to secure positions as teachers had better apply at once.  We trust nothing will again interfere with our schools, but that they will be kept open from this time forward.  No community can prosper whose children are allowed to grow up in ignorance.  Do your duty, gentlemen of the School Board, in getting good teachers, and then call upon the people to do theirs, and, if needs be, to put their hands into their pockets and render material aid.  Our people have responded to your call in days gone by, and they will do it again, provided you secure proper teachers.  We say this much in the interest of our school system, not knowing who may apply for the positions.  Let your schools be such that all can patronize.

STOLEN GOODS FOUND—We mentioned some time since that Putnam's store had been entered and a quantity of goods stolen.  No clue having been obtained, the matter was almost forgotten until Monday last, when a negro woman was arraigned before the Mayor's court for some misdemeanor.  By way of "getting even" with one of the witnesses against her, she "let the cat out of the bag,: stating that Wm. Ford, colored, had stolen them and sold part to B.M. Cassady [sic], on Bay street.  The goods were found in Cassidy's [sic] possession, and the parties, two in number, arrested, and brought before Judge McCarthy yesterday morning.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS—It is expected the Public Free Schools will be re-opened on Monday, 3d September, by the Board of Education.—One principal and one assistant teacher will be required for each school (white and colored).  Applications from parties desiring to teach will be received until Saturday 25th inst.  H.A. Kenrick C.S.C. Glynn County.

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Report on State Constitutional Convention.

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NOTICE—From this date until further notice, the legal advertising of Charlton county will be published in the Brunswick Advertiser.  Robt. Robson, Sheriff Charlton Co., Ga.

 

Wednesday Morning 29 August 1877

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CAMDEN COUNTY ITEMS

            Mr. Lee T. McKinnon, of the firm of McKinnon Bros., leaves this week on a trip north, to buy goods for the fall season.  As Mr. L.M. is an old merchant, although a young man, and one whose taste in choosing for the masses cannot be questioned, there is all probability that the stock that he brings back with him will be just splendid.
            Mr. D.B. McKinnon, of Hoboken, paid this section of the county a flying visit.  He looks, like the old saying has it, “fat as an alderman.”  By the way, Mr. D.B. is N.P. ex-off. J.P. of Pierce county, and I presume that has something to do with his ruddy complexion and smiling face.  This smile is so pleasant and his voice so winning, that the poor mortals who come under his judicial displeasure must feel blest that no gruff old fellow, in tones like thunder says, take him out 30 day,! but he hears the sweet voice almost whispering and in such a mellow tone, “remove those gentlemen, constable, and put them in the chain gang for 30 days.”
            The mills of J.S. Bailey & Co. has been shut down for about 2 weeks, has again resumed work, commencing the fall trade with a very large order from the North.  Again things look busy and lively and will be so until again July comes around.
            Mr. Camden Lang and Capt. Rufus Lang are now engaged in hauling timber by the wholesale.  They are, from appearances, doing a splendid business, and I think they will get rich soon.  By the way, Camden and Ruphus [sic] are too splendid fellows, and deserve all they get in the way of trade in logs.  They seem also to be ladies’ men, and they will soon be off, and, I presume, they will be happy benedicts.
            Mr. Robert Lang has retired from the mercantile business.  The firm was Bedell & Lang, but no more so.  It is now a pleasant, refreshing sight to see Mr. R. Lang, with his meerschaum in his mouth, driving his oxen, and the calm contented manner that he takes in dolug [sic] the team business would in the summer time make a man feel cool no matter if the thenometer [sic] was 120 degrees in the shade.  In the coarse of time, Mr. R., will be a splendid ox teamster, and will be a rich timber getter.  James Bedell, our popular and accommodating merchant at Jerusalem is looking finely.  Saw him the other day driving out with his son.  By the way, Mr. B. has the finest son in Camden county, J.K. B. has bought out the interest of Mr. R. Lang, and is now running 2 stores, and from all appearances Mr. Bedell will be one of our heavy men in a few years.
            There was quite a pleasant little picnic engineered by our talented friend, Spencer Atkinson, to Waverly the other day, but, not having an invitation, I cannot give details, but the parties who attended all seem much pleased.  The dancing was conducted under the supervision of Squire Leavy, and the music by Capt. Rufus Lang, who from his violin produced such dulcet strains that the dancing was kept up until late.
            Squire Leavy passed this morning on his way to hold court, this being his court day, and I understood from him that on account of some misunderstanding the parties were not ready, and consequently the cases were laid over until next court.  Mr. Leavy is the right man in the right place, and all the citizens seem to think so, and if Mr. L. will condescend to act in the magisterial role he will always be elected to fill that important post.  The business of his court is conducted with a system that Mr. L. knows how to make work, and supported by his able assistant Mr. W. Bean, constable, everything goes on as smoothly as can be.
            Mr. L.T. McKinnon and Dr. W.B. Burroughs left on this morning’s boat to buy goods for their respective stores.  Look out, folks, now, for bargains.
            Times are dull now in old Camden, but look out in a month or two—things will then begin to look up, and times will be good and money plenty.    SPHYNX.

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ATTENTION GORDON CADETS!—In compliance with an order of His Excellency, A.H. Colquitt, Governor of Georgia, there will be an election held at McConn’s Hall, on Saturday, the 1st day of September next, between the hours of 8 and 11 o’clock P.M., for Captain of the Gordon Cadets, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Capt. Courtland Symmes,— Members are commanded to attend.
            By order of James B. Moore, 1st Lieut. Commanding.
            B.H. Houston, O.S.

FOR SALE—A tract of land about seven miles from Brunswick, on the Brunswick and Altamaha canal, containing about sixty acres, of which there are about twenty-five in cultivation (now under good fence) all hammock.  The lands are fine, and any person wishing to buy call on the undersigned.  References:—John L. Harris, J.P. Lamb.

A.S. Goodbread, Trustee wife and children.

NOTICE—Stolen from the bed room of the undersigned about six weeks since, between the hours of eleven and on o’clock in the day, a fine Double Barreled gun, well known in this community as the “Powell Gun,” and has the name of Powell on the locks and the name of “Dent” inserted on a silver plate on the stock just about the grasp.  The stock has been broken about the locks, but repaired so nicely as scarcely to be perceptible.  A handsome sum will be paid to any one returning the gun to Thos. Bourke.

DR. BEST, DENTIST—Over Dunn & Co.’s Store; Brunswick, Georgia.  Extracts teeth without pain, by the use of Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas.  Teeth filled permanently by all the improved methods known to the profession.  Inserts artificial teeth.  Prices reasonable—TERMS CASH.  All work guaranteed.

A CARD—As numbers of our citizens seem to be under a false impression as to my name, I take this method of correcting this erroneous impression and stating that my name is not “Charley” but Jacob Michelson.

AN ORDINANCE—To prescribed penalties for the violation of the Quarantine Regulations of the City of Brunswick.
            Sec. 1.  Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick, in Council assembled, that if any Master of a vessel, or other person, shall violate any Quarantine Regulation, as established by Ordinance or resolution of Council, or shall refuse or neglect to obey any order or instruction, as prescribed by the Port or acting Port Physician, touching Quarantine Regulations, he, she, or they so offending, shall be subject, on conviction before the Police Court, to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, confinement in the Guard House not exceeding thirty days, or labor on the streets not exceeding ninety days.
            Sec. 2.  And be it further ordained, that all ordinances and parts of ordinances militating against this ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed.
            Passed in Council, July 11th, 1877.
            Attest:  James F. Nelson, Mayor
            James Houston, Clerk of Council. 

NEW DRUG STORE—Mr. F. Joerger, of New Orleans, late with Messrs. L.B. Davis & Co., would respectfully inform his friends and the public that he has opened in the Drug Business, on his own account, in the store Next to the Davidson House, Brunswick, Ga., where will be found a stock of pure fresh drugs and medicines, and such goods as are usually kept in a Drug Store.  Prescriptions carefully and correctly put up.  By strict attention to business, he hopes to merit the confidence and patronage of the people of Brunswick and vicinity.  F. Joerger, Druggist.

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Mayor & Council of Brunswick, GA., vs. Thos. W. Lamb, and Lewis W. Harris, et. al.}  Bill, etc., in Glynn Superior Court.
            It appearing to the Court, by the allegations of Complainants, that there has been great irregularity and confusion in the books kept by the officers, clerks and treasurers of the city of Brunswick, from 1865 to 1875, and no record has been kept of the bonds issued by said city, and other indebtedness created by the same, and there being no other way of ascertaining the true amount of the legal indebtedness of the said city, and especially as to the amount of the legal and binding bonds due by said city, and which information is necessary to be had by said cit before attempting to issue bonds for $80,000, to take up the old bonded indebtedness of said city; and it further appearing that debts are being brought forward and pressed for payment against said city, whose legality is doubtful, said debts being both by bonds, accounts, etc.
            And it further appearing that said Mayor and Council can, by law, issue no more than $80,000 in new bonds to redeem said bonds, which purport to be over $200,000, and that the other indebtedness of said city purports to be over $——-, and the annual interest on the same at 7 per centum per annum is $11,186 and over; and whereas the taxes the said Mayor and Council can enforce and issue, at the maximum rate, to-wit, one and one-half per centum, allowed by law and which said sums will not allow said Mayor and Council to either take up said outstanding bonds, pay the said floating debt, or pay the interest on said indebtedness, after deducting the necessary expenses absolutely required to carry on the city government and protect property and life in said city, to bury the pauper dead, and feed the poor and relieve the sick; and it being represented to this Court that it is absolutely essential to have the true amount of the indebtedness of the said city of Brunswick fixed and ascertained, and also to find out and ascertain which of said claims against said city are legal and binding and which are illegal and not binding.
            It is therefore, on motion of the Mayor and Council of the city of Brunswick, through her solicitors, Mershon & Smith and R.K. Hines, ordered that Benjamin F. Harris, Esq., of Glynn county, Ga., be and he is hereby appointed as Auditor and Master in Chancery of this Court, in said case, to hear and determine upon, after a full investigation, and report to this Court, by or before twenty days before the first day thereof, (and after first giving six week’s notice by advertising the day and place in Brunswick, Georgia, of his said meeting) upon all claims against said city whether by account, note, bond or otherwise, said notices to be advertised in the following newspapers to-wit:  New York Sun, Atlanta Constitution, The Brunswick ADVERTISER, and the Boston Post, and which said report shall fix the amount, character, and dignity of such debts against said city of Brunswick, and which said report shall be accompanied by the evidence upon which it is founded; and it is further ordered that said creditors and said city of Brunswick shall have the right to appear before said Auditor and urge or contest any debt so offered, to be proven before said Auditor and Master, and that such report, so filed twenty days before the next term of this Court shall be subject to be excepted to on or before the first day of the said next term, and not after.
            Signed in open Court, this May term, 1877.  (signed) John L. Harris, Judge S.C.B.C.

NOTICE—In obedience to the foregoing ordered, I will be at the Law Offices of Messrs. Harris & Symmes, on Newcastle street, opposite the drug store of Blain & Madden, and over the hardware store of L.D. Hoyt & Co., in the city of Brunswick, Georgia, on Monday, the 24th day of September, A.D. 1877, and from that time till Saturday, October 6th, A.D. 1877, for the purpose of hearing evidence of any and all debts due or to become due from the city of Brunswick, whether by open account, promissory note, bond or otherwise, and of receiving and receipting for any evidence of debts so to be proven before me.  At the hour of 5 o'clock P.M. on Saturday, 6th, October next, I will close said case, and thereafter no further evidence will be received.  Benjamin F. Harris, Auditor and Master in Chancery.

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CITATION BY THE ORDINARY—Georgia, Glynn County.  To all whom it may concern:  Whereas, William Anderson, of said state and country, applied to the Ordinary for Letters of Administration on the estate of Margaret Barkuloo, deceased, late of said county and State, these are therefore, to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased to be and appear at my office within the time prescribed by law and show cause (if any they have) why letters of administration on the estate of said deceased should not [be] issued to the application.
            Given under my hand and official signature this September 2d, 1877, Wm. H. Berrie, Ordinary, G.C.

GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in October, 1877.  Georgia, Glynn County.  Will be sold before the Court House door, in the city of Brunswick, between the legal hours of sale, on the first Tuesday in October, 1877, the following described property, to-wit:
            Lot number three (3) of what is known as academy Range, situated, lying and being in the New Town of the city of Brunswick, according to a plan and survey of same made by U. Dart, Sr., surveyor, May 25th, 1870.  Levied upon under and by virtue of an execution issued from the Honorable Superior Court of Glynn county, in favor of Harris & Williams vs. James Flynn et al, partition, &c.  Principal sum $85.32—interest from Feb. 20th, 1871, to October, 2d, 1877, $17.72.  Notice given.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, water lot number 9 and improvements, situated, lying and being in Old Town of the city of Brunswick, county and State aforesaid, under and by virtue of a tax Fieri Facias, issued by Moses McDonald, tax collector of Glynn county, vs. U. Dart, trustee, for his State and county taxes for the year 1876.  Amount of Tax $566.03—cost $5.50.  Thomas W. Lamb, Sheriff G.C., Ga.

GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in Sept., 1877.  Will be sold before the Court House door, in the City of Brunswick, on the first Tuesday in September, 1877, between the legal hours of sale, the following described property, to-wit:  Lot number two (2) of what is known as Academy Range; situated, lying and being in the City of Brunswick, county and State aforesaid.  Levied upon under and by virtue of an Execution issued by Moses McDonald, tax Collector Glynn County, vs. Samuel Flynn, for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of Tax $18.75.  Cost—$11.00.
            ALSO—At the same time and place one-half interest in LaThons[?] Island, it being the west end of said island.  Bounded on the west by Jointer river, north by Turtle river, east by Jekyl creek and South by Jekyl creek and Jointer river.  Levied upon, under and by virtue of an execution issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector Glynn county, vs. Cox and Williams for their State and county taxes for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $3.12.  Cost, $5.50.
            ALSO—At the same time and place one-half lot no. fifteen (15) between Cochran Avenue and Stonewall street, situated, lying and being in the City of Brunswick, county and State aforesaid.  Levied upon under and by virtue of a tax fi fa, issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector, Glynn county, vs. Mrs. Lydia Pratt, for her State and county taxes for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $3.18.  Cost, $5.50.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, New Town lot No. 170, Old Town lot No. 157, also New Town lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, situated, lying and being in the city of Brunswick, county and state aforesaid, levied upon under and by virtue of a tax Fi Fa issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector, vs. F.A.B. Grady, for his State and county taxes for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $19.38.  Cost $5.50.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, improvements situated on ten acre tract of land situated at or near Boggy Branch, and bounded east by public road, north by New Hope Plantation, east and south by part and parcel of the same tract, and known as the Gordon Tract, levied upon, under and by virtue of two tax fi fas, issued by Moses McDonald, Tax Collector, vs. Duncan Nelson and Duncan Nelson Agent, for his State and county tax for the year 1876.  Amount of tax $5.81.  Cost $5.50.  T.W. Lamb, Sheriff G.C. Ga.

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CITY AFFAIRS—Col. Mershon, having closed his labors in the Convention; returned home last Monday night.
—The new Dixville and St. Simons wharf, at the foot of George street, is now the most popular Sunday promenade.
—The “M.E. Methodist” (colored) have been holding a District Conference in our city for a week past.  Quite a number of delegates were present.
Tom W. Harris, of the Lake City Reporter, was in town last week on a visit to his friends here.  He called twice at our office, but we were out.
—The Macon train on Monday morning last was pretty well packed with colored delegates returning from the District Meeting held here last week.
—Work on the tug Starlight still goes on.  She is owned by Messrs. Epping & Barrs, and is to be taken to Mobile or Pensacola as soon as completed.
—Battle Row is the favorite place of rendezvous for the colored “winnance” players, in Sundays.  There should be an ordinance, against such, if it does not now exist.
—Messrs. P.W. Meldrim, of Savannah, and L.E.B. DeLorme and Robt. Gignilliatt [sic], of Darien, were in our city on Monday last, to argue a case before Judge Harris.
—The M. & B. railroad received, by sail[?], last week, 506 bars of railroad iron, for track repairs.  The authorities are getting the track in order for the fast schedule this winter.
Rev. D.Q. Abbott, pastor of the Methodist church, of this city, and his good wife, returned last Saturday night from their summer tour.  Services in that church have been resumed.
—The bondsmen of Moses McDonald, our former Tax Collector, have come forward and settled his indebtedness to the county, some 700 or 800 dollars, and will, we presume, arranged the State’s claim also, when called upon.
—The old grist mill doesn’t know itself.  The building is now nearly or quite double its former size, been treated to a new coat of whitewash and paint, and now having all of its machinery overhauled.  We wish the proprietors every success.
—We failed to see the eclipse of the moon last week, owing to the presence of a black cloud that spread itself over the eastern horizon just as the moon was rising, and for some time after.  People in other parts of the State witnessed the sight, however.
—Neighbor Chas. Moore, our new boot and shoe maker, is in trouble.  Thos patent “machine finished uppers” give such satisfaction that he can’t keep up with his orders.  He wants another first class workman.  We love to hear of a man’s business crowding him—it’s a good sign.
Ald. Couper is back, and looking finely.
—Owing to the inclemency of the weather last Wednesday night, there was rather a slim attendance of ladies at the ice cream festival.  The “men folks,” however, turned out in force.  Everything passed off pleasantly, and the ladies of the “Aid Society” felt paid for their trouble.
—Our absconded tax gatherer, Moses, has left his finger prints behind him.  Investigations bring to light strange things.  We are now advertising a lady’s property for taxes ($3.18), and that lady has a receipt for $7.18.  Evidently he not only collected more than double but has given no credit on his books.  Lie low, Moses.
—The thief who stole two pairs of pants from Mr. Solomon’s store twelve days ago, and escaped to St. Simons, has been captured and brought to justice.  He is now high private in Capt. Lewis Harris’ battalion of street cleaners, and marches forth daily with chains in his fingers and bands around his ankles, having music wherever he goes.
—Even thieves get scared sometimes.  Last week, when search warrants for Putnam’s stolen tobacco were circulating around, somebody suddenly discovered that tobacco and cigars were very unhealthy things to have around, and forthwith, between suns, rushed to the river and deposited in its watery bosom a sack filled with these articles.  Instead of sinking, the bag and contents floated down to Cook’s boom and lodged there, and were found the next morning by the boom tender.  Up to this writing, the goods have not been identified.

GAME LAWS—Numbers of our readers having asked us whether or not there be a game law for this county, and if so, its nature, we have investigated the matter, and find that the last Legislature passed an ordinance extending the provisions of the present game law, which applies to Chatham, Camden and other counties, to Glynn.
            This law forbids the “hunting, killing or trapping” of either “deer, turkeys, or partridges” from April 1st to Oct. 1, of each year.
            This measure is taken as a protection to game, and also as a sanitary measure, it being claimed by medical men that the flesh of these animals and birds are not fit for food during this season.

FAST MAILS—The question of fast mails has been agitating the people of this section lately.  So far, the fast schedule has been completed only as far south as Savannah.  Mails now reach that city in 40 hours from New York.  If the Gulf and M. & B. railroads would now spur up, we would get our mails in Brunswick in about 45 or 46 hours.  The Northern mails now reach Savannah at 10:30 A.M., and returning leave at 2:15 P.M.  We get ours the morning after, and start back an answer the day following that.  We look for a change as soon as the roads begin their winter schedule.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS—It is expected the Public Free Schools will be re-opened on Monday, 3d September, by the Board of Education.  One principal and one assistant teacher will be required for each school (white and colored).  Applications from parties desiring to teach will be received until Saturday, 25th inst.  H.A. Kenrick, C.S.C. Glynn County.

FALSE ALARM—News having reached this city that yellow fever existed in Fernandina, Dr. Blain, our health officer, telegraphed for particulars, and received the following:
            J.S. Blain, M.D., Health Officer:
            No yellow fever in this city or at quarantine.  W.H. Pope, Acting Health Officer.

Wednesday 5 September 1877

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CAMDEN LETTER—My Visit to the “Sand Hills.”
            Mr. Editor:  Having just returned from a visit to what are called the “Sand Hills” in this county, and knowing that you are always desirous of hearing what is going on in our county, I avail myself of this visit to give you a few “local dots” in regard to matters and things in general, as I found them.
            I may say, by way of prelude, that the arrival of the ADVERTISER is looked forward to with a great deal of pleasure, many of your fair readers exclaiming, “I wonder if there will be any letter from Camden this week?”  This very question should be enough to excite the energy of the gentlemen of the quill to put their pens to paper in order to please “these gentle beings of creation.”
            Through the kindness of my friend Dr. Burwell Atkinson (at whose hospitable residence, “Incachee” I was entertained for over a week), I was enabled to visit different places in this portion of the county.  Here I found the roads in tolerable order, though somewhat injured by the numerous timber carts which travel over them, more particularly the public highway known as the telegraph road to Owens’ Ferry.  This road, if kept in perfect order, would be one of the finest in the State, being perfectly level and wide, and running in an almost direct line from Waynesville to Owens’ Ferry, a distance of over twenty (20) miles.  At this latter place is the rice plantation of Mr. Owens, of Savannah.  Here everything is kept in apple pie order.  During my visit they were cutting rice, and I learned from a very reliable source that nearly fifty thousand (50,000) bushels of rice would be harvested this year.  Here, also, Mr. Owens has a large store, presided over by Capt. Alexander Lang, a gentleman in every sense of the word, by whom I was very kindly treated, and from whom I received a large amount of useful information in regard to rice culture.  At this store the negroes working on the plantation (as well as others) are supplied with such goods as they stand in need of by the courteous and urbane captain.  I may state for the information of those not acquainted with our section of the country, that this ferry crosses the Big Satilla river, the landing on the opposite bank being one (1) mile from Jeffersonton the former county site.  The ferry is well attended to by a tall muscular negro who is civil and obliging and glories in the name of Jerry Underwood.  Here also every Saturday is a meat market where the finest kind of fresh beef can be procured at reasonable prices.  Two (2) miles from Owens Ferry is the “City of Jerusalem,” where there are several respectable negro houses, and two (2) stores, one kept by Dr. W.B. Burroughs and the other by Mr. J.K. Biddell, the Doctor was absent in Savannah and I did not have the pleasure of seeing him there.  I was however, hospitably treated by Mr. Biddel [sic] to whom I am under obligations for many acts of kindness.
            At a distance of five (5) miles from this “ancient city” are “Baileys Mills” under the management and control of Messrs. James and Frank Bailey, this place is one of the bright spots in the county being kept in good order and doing a large mill business.
            At the time of my visit there was a stagnation of business the mill being shut down and Mr. Jas. Bailey absent at the North.  But from all I could hear there was a certainty of a very large fall and winter business.  The Messrs. Baileys are self made men and deserve a great deal of credit for arriving at the present position in the commercial world.  Their store will compare favorably with any in your city being largely [2 illegible lines of text] surround country.
            The rice plantation here is leased, I believe, to Mr. Enochs, a gentleman from South Carolina, who from appearance would not be far behind his neighbors making a good rice crop.  Here also the crop was being harvested.  The crops in this section appeared to be in pretty good condition, considering the heavy rains they had before they were “laid by.”  I had the pleasure of visiting Mr. J.H. Morrison, and from the appearance of things should judge his corn house would not be empty next year.  Mr. M. is a good as well as a successful farmer, and generally makes large crops.
            Here I was kindly received and hospitably entertained by himself and excellent wife.
            There being here a small gathering of the young ladies of the neighborhood, we were aroused to a sense of our nothingness by the sweet strains of music which fell upon our ears.  I must be excused for saying I left this place with regret and my “Happy Home” in the “Sweet Bye and Bye” have been ringing in my ears ever since.
            About five miles (5) miles from the Ferry on the telegraph road, is ‘Tarville,” where the Messrs. McKinnon have a large turpentine still under the immediate control of one of the firm, who is a man of energy, perseverance, and pluck, never allows the grass to grow under his feet and “makes hay while the sun shines.”  The Messrs. McKinnon are from the “Old North State,” and are well posted on the turpentine business.  They have built up that portion of the county financially, from what I can learn are doing a good business, and have made themselves very popular in the neighborhood.  May their shadows never be less.
            I cannot conclude this letter without returning my sincere thanks to those friends and acquaintances who, with true Southern hospitality, threw open their doors to me.  The happy meetings and pleasant associations connected with my visit to the “Sand Hills” will never be erased from the tablets of memory.  More anon.  VERITAS.

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FOR SALE—My team of match ponies and double Platform Spring Wagon and Double Harness.  Will sell all together or separately as desired.  The team are mares, and as sound as a dollar—gentle and kind.  Sold for want of use.  D.T. Dunn.

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NOTICE OF LEAVE TO SELL REAL ESTATE—Georgia, Glynn County.  Four weeks after date, application will be made to the Court of Ordinary of Glynn county, Ga., at the first regular term after the expiration of four weeks from this date, for leave to sell the real estate in the county of Glynn and State of Georgia, of the lands of William Barkuloo, late of said county, deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased.  William Anderson, Adm’r estate Wm. Barkuloo.

NOTICE—Is hereby given that at the next term of the Superior Court in and for said county I shall fie my petition in terms of the law, asking His Honor, the Judge of said Court, to grant an order or such other proceedings as may be by the Court required, to change the name of myself from Henry Hamilton Cox to that of Henry Hamilton, the name of my wife, Mary V. Cox, to that of Mary V. Hamilton, and the name of our daughter, Minnie Cox, to that of Minnie Hamilton.  Persons having objections will please make them known.  Henry H. Cox.

RULE NISI—Georgia, Glynn County.  It appearing to the Court from information received that Jas. D. Morgan, the executor of the last will and testament of John May, deceased, late of said county, is suffering said estate to be wasted by improper management, therefore, it is ordered that said executor appear at the next term of this court, to be held on the first Monday  in October next and show cause (if any he has) why he should not be dismissed from said executorship.  It is further ordered that this Rule Nisi be published for four weeks from this date.  W.H. Berrie, Ordinary G.C.

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CITY AFFAIRS—Mr. L.D. Hoyt returned by last steamer.
Mr. E. Briesenic [sic] is still offering fine flour, from new Georgia wheat, at very low figures.  See his local dodgers and hunt him up.
—Steamship City of Austin arrived yesterday from New York.  She will return by way of Fernandina, all freights for Jacksonville were put off here and will be re-shipped.
—A lady friend pays Dr. Best quite a compliment as a dentist.  She cordially recommend him to any who are suffering with diseased teeth.
—The bondsmen of Moses McDonald have settled the claims of the State and not the county, as we published last issue.  We stand corrected.
—We regret to learn that the health of Mr. J.H. Harris is not improving by his trip to Florida, as was hoped, he has written to his father to come after him.
Mr. John Lamb and Miss Julia Burnett, all of this county, were married last week.  His Honor, Judge Harris, performing the ceremony.  The Judge presides with equal grace at the alter of Hymen and the bar of justice.
Jefferson Howe, a worthy colored man, formerly residing here, whom many of our citizens will recollect, has been for the past three years sexton of the 1st Presbyterian church in Mobile, Ala., where he is doing well.  He sends us $2 for the ADVERTISER for which he is a regular subscriber, and [3 illegible words].
Dr. Wm. Noble, having returned to the city from a business tour through the country, is again ready to wait upon our people professionally.  His office is at his residence on Union street, near Baptist church.
—Fire! Fire!! Fire!!!  Insure against it, and we can offer you no better company than the Aetna.  Mr. J.M. Dexter is now the agent for this well established company, and so informs you through our columns to-day.
            As a business man Mr. D. needs not a word from our pen for he is well known.  Consult him if you wish to insure.
—The Carolina Base Ball Club of Charleston have accepted a challenge from the Rebel Base Ball Club of Brunswick, Georgia, the game to be played in Augusta—date to be yet arranged—News
            You have gotten that somewhat mixed, brother News.  In the first place, we are all re-constructed; in the second, there isn’t a base ball club in this county—boys are all too busy; and in the third and last place, our boys have a better use for their money than to be trotting all the way up to Augusta to play a game of ball.  They will boat race, though, just a little.

A FINE PICTURE—We were permitted, a few days since, to see a handsome painting, in fire man’s dress—life size—of Mr. A.F. Herzog, who died of yellow fever last summer.  It is from the skillful hand of one of Macon’s best artists, Mr. Chas. de Beruff, who has thus added one more laurel to his wreath.  We rejoice with the widow and orphans in the possession of this, to them, invaluable treasure.

THE HEALTH OF OUR CITY—Mr. Editor:  It affords me pleasure to state that the health of our city is most excellent.  Better, I think, than I have ever known it before, at this season.  There has not been a single death reported within the city limits for the past month—a fact that speaks for itself.  Yours truly, J.S. Blain, M.D.

MAJOR J.F. NELSON—Of Brunswick, was in the city last week on a return from a trip up the country.  All our Brunswick friends say he has made and is making one of the best mayors that city ever had.  He has vim, [illegible words] and a good amount of executive skill.  He is an old friend of the writer and were glad to meet him.  Atlanta News[?]

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            At a meeting of the Board of Education, held on 31st ultimate, Miss Fatima Williamson was elected principal and Miss Mattie Lambright assistant of white school.  Also Mr. J. Hand (white) as principal and W.D. Anderson (colored) as assistant colored school.  Exercises to begin on Monday next 10th.  None but members of the primary department admitted.

OBITUARY—The recent puerile attempts to manufacture cheap wit at the expense of the editor of the ADVERTISER proved too great a strain upon the “muscles” of our neighbor the Journal, completely exhausting all its resources and hastening its untimely demise.  The spirit of charity which prompts our humanity to speak only of the virtues of the departed and to throw the veil of silence over their faults impels us to be very silent after chronicling the historic fact of this demise and its cause.
            We can only suggest as a suitable epitaph to be engraven upon its tombstone the expressive and touching couplet,
            Since I, alas, so soon am Dunn for,
            I wonder what I was begun for.

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NOTICE—The Notes and Accounts of Dr. J.S. Blain have been placed in my hands for settlement.  He needs money and I must have it.  Wm. S. Blain.

 

Wednesday 12 September 1877

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REGULAR MEETING—Council Chambers—Brunswick, Sept. 5, 1877.

            Council met.  President, His Honor, J.F. Nelson, Mayor, and members of Council Littlefield, Colson, DuBignon, Doerflinger, Bostwick, and Couper.
            Absent—Ald. Putnam.
            Ald. Littlefield asked to be excused from attendance on account of pressing business, which was granted.
            The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and confirmed.

COMMUNICATIONS—Read a communication from Jas. Blue and others, asking Council to have Johnson street cut and cleared from the residence of Jonas Willson to that of James Blue, which was received and referred to the committee on Streets, Drains and Bridges.
            Read a communication from Wm. Joseph Bee, masking Connell to lease him, for ten years, one hundred and fifty ft. of land running South from Monk street, and lying between the rail road track and Western boundary of Bay street, which was received and referred to the committee on Streets, Drains and Bridges.
            Read a communication from Thomas Minehan, asking Council to give him something additional to the amount agreed upon under the contract to build plank walk from foot of George street to Foreman’s creek, for the reason, that he had to pay out nearly all the amount, $65.00, for help, leaving him a very small amount for his own time and labor, and on motion of Ald. DuBignon, the communication was received and laid on the table for the reason, the Council had expressly declared that no more than, $65.00 could or would be appropriated for the work.
            Read a communication from Wm. Turner and others, praying Council to abate a certain public nuisance in the Northern part of the city.  The communication was received and referred to His Honor, the Mayor, with instructions to have the nuisance abated, as speedily as possible.
            REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES—The committee to whom was referred the communication of the “Glynn County Agricultural Association,” reported progress, and asked for farther time, which was granted.
            The Finance Committee, to whom was referred the statement of J.R. Bostwick, Chairman of Streets, Drains and Bridges, of monies expended by him in opening and cleaning out drains, and etc., beg leave to report, that the, statement covering an expenditure of $1353.03, has been examined and found correct.  Respectively submitted, J.M. Couper, Chairman Finance Committee.  Received and adopted.
            The Finance Committee, to whom was referred the communication of U. Dart, trustee, proposing to set aside one half of the net income deriving from the wharf property occupied by Messrs. Littlefield & Tison towards the payment of his taxes for the years, 1876 and 77, amounting to $1238.00, beg leave to state, that they have very carefully examined and considered the proposition, and find that the city can only receive a portion of the rent for the months of October, November and December, which will not exceed, it reach the sum of $100.00 due the city, at the end of the year.  The committee, in view of the large amount due for the two years, and in justice to the promptly taxpaying citizens, are constrained to report adversely to the proposition and therefore, recommend that the Clerk and Treasurer be instructed to proceed at once to the collection of the taxes due.
            Respectively submitted,
            J.M. Couper
            W.W. Watkins
            J.R. Bostwick

            The Finance Committee to whom was referred certain recently discovered unadjusted accounts between the city and Thos. E. Davenport, deceased, amounting to some $154.65, beg leave to report that they have investigated the matter, as thoroughly as in their power to do, and find that the accounts are about equal, and would, therefore, recommended, that the Clerk and Treasurer be instructed to mark the same settled on the books.
            Respectively submitted,
            J.M. Couper
            W.W. Watkins
            J.R. Bostwick
            Received and adopted.
            The Finance Committee, to whom was referred a recently discovered note given by Thomas Bourke, on the 14th day of Nov. 1872, for the taxes $59.56, due for said year, beg leave to report, that there is no evidence that the note has been paid, and would, therefore, recommend, that the Clerk and Treasurer be instructed to write to Capt. Bourke in relation to collection of same.
            Respectively submitted,
            J.M. Couper
            W.W. Watkins
            J.R. Bostwick
            Finance Committee.
            Received and adopted.
            The Finance Committee, to whom was also referred a recently discovered note, given by Chas. E. Flanders to the Marshal of the city on the 2nd day of Jan. 1872, for balance of taxes $60.00, due for the year 1871, and by him endorsed to the Clerk and Treasurer of the city, beg leave to report, that they can find no entries of the note having been paid, and they would therefore recommended, that Mr. William Turner, the Marshal at the time, be allowed sixty days for an investigation of the matter, before the city proceed to take steps to collect same.
            Respectfully submitted,
            J.M. Couper
            W.W. Watkins
            J.R. Bostwick
            Finance Committee.
            Received and adopted.
            Finance Committee, for whom was referred a bill amounting to $323, and presented by Messrs. Goodyear & Harris, Attorneys for the Est. of T.F. Smith, beg leave to report, that they find that the greater portion if not all the bill has been paid, except the last item, which was done under contract, and the contract never completed; and they would, therefore, recommend that the bill be referred back to the Attorneys.
            Respectfully submitted,
            J.M. Couper
            W.W. Watkins
            J.R. Bostwick
            Finance Committee
            Received and adopted.
            REPORTS OF OFFICERS—The Finance Submitted the report of the Clerk of Treasurer for the month of August, examined and found correct, which was received and ordered to be published and placed on file.
            The Sexton of the White cemetery submitted his report of interments in the two cemeteries during the month of July, showing that no white and only three colored deaths had occurred during the month.
            Received and ordered to be placed on file.
            ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, ETC.—An ordinance, to prohibit the booming of timber along the water front of the City of Brunswick, and to prescribe penalties for a violations thereof, was taken up, read a second time by sections and passed, Ald. Couper and Colson voting nay.
            An ordinance, to amend the eight chapter of the code of ordinances by adding three sections thereto, was read the first time.  By Ald. Colson
            Resolved, that the Finance Committee, with His Honor, the Mayor, as chairman, be instructed to correspond with Mr. Jere Milbank in relation to amount expended by the city in draining the eighty acre tract of land lying to the Eastward of the old Town of Brunswick.
            The resolution, being seconded, was unanimously adopted.
            J.F. Nelson, Mayor.
            Attest James Houtson Clerk of Council.

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NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS—GEORGIA—GLYNN COUNTY—All persons having demands against Joseph Doerflinger, Sr.—deceased, late of said county, are hereby notified and required to present them, properly attested, to the undersigned, within the time prescribed by law; and all persons indebted to said deceased are hereby required to make immediate payments to the undersigned.  This September 5th, 1877.  JOHN R. DOERFLINGER, Administrator on said estate.

NOTICE—Is hereby given that at the next term of the Superior Court in and for said county I shall file my petition in terms of the law, asking His Honor, the Judge of said Court, to grand an order, or such other proceedings as may be by the Court required to change the name of myself from Henry Hamilton Cox to that of Henry Hamilton the name of my wife, Mary V. Cox, to that of Mary V. Hamilton, and the name of our daughter Minnie Cox, to that of Minnie Hamilton.  Persons having objections will please make them known.  HENRY H. COX.  August 29th, 1877.

RULE NISI—GEORGIA—GLYNN COUNTY—It appearing to the Court from information received that Jas. D. Morgan, the executor of the last will and testament of John May, deceased, late of said country, is suffering said estate to be wasted by improper management, therefore, it is ordered that said executor appear at the next term of this court, to be heard on the first Monday in October next and show cause (if any he has) why he should not be dismissed from said executorship.  It is further ordered that this Rule Nisi be published for four weeks from this date.—W.H. BERRIE, Ordinary G.C.—Sept. 3rd 1877.

CITATION BY THE ORDINARY—GEORGIA—GLYNN COUNTY—To all whom it may concern:  Whereas, William Anderson, of said State and county, applies to the Ordinary for Letters of Administration on the estate of Margaret Barkuloo, deceased, late of said county and State, these are, therefore, to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased to be and appear at my office within the time prescribed by law and show cause (if any they have) why letters of administrations on the estate of said deceased should not issue to the applicant.
            Given under my hand and official signature this September 2d, 1877—WM. H. BERRIE, Ordinary G.C.

GLYNN SHERIFF SALE—First Tuesday in October, 1877—GEORGIA—GLYNN COUNTY.
            Will be sold before the Court House door, in the city of Brunswick, between the legal hours of sale, on the first Tuesday in October, 1877, the following described property, to wit:
            Lot number three (3) of what is known as Academy Range, situated, lying and being in the New Town of the city of Brunswick, according to a plan and survey of same made by U. Dart, Sr., Surveyor, May 25th, 1870.  Levied upon under and by virtue of an execution issued from the Honorable Superior Court of Glynn county, in favor of Harris & Williams vs. James Flynn et al, partition, &c.  Principal sum $85.32—interest from Feb. 20th, 1871 to Oct. 2d, 1877, $17.72.  Notice given.
            ALSO—At the same time and place, water lot number 9 and improvements, situated, lying and being in Old Town of the city of Brunswick, county and State aforesaid, under and by virtue of a tax Fieri Facias issued by Moses McDonald, tax collector of Glynn county vs. U. Dart, trustee, for his State and county taxes for the year 1876.  Amount of Tax $565.63—cost $3.50.  THOMAS W. LAMB, Sheriff G.C., Ga.

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RULE NISI—M.K. Jesup & Co. Vs. Wm. M. Tunno} Glynn Superior Court, May Term, 1871 Rule Nisi on Foreclosure.
            Upon the Petition of Morris K. Jesup, John Crerar[?], and Samuel M. Strang, copartners, using the firm name of MK. Jesup & Company, praying the foreclosure of the equity of redemption in and of William M. Tunno, in, of and to all those certain lots of land, situate, lying and being in the city of Brunswick, county of Glynn, and State of Georgia, and known in the plan of the city of Brunswick as lots numbers forty-nine (49) and fifty (50), one being a land-lot and the other a water lot, the land lot having on it a house and improvements, also a tract of land situate, lying and being in said State and county of Glynn, within about sixteen miles from the city of Brunswick, containing two thousand acres, more or less, the said tract of land having been brought from William M. Gignilliat by the said William M. Tunno about the year 1854; also a certain tract of land, containing two thousand acres, more or less, situate in the Big Buffalo Swamp in the said county of Glynn and formerly belonging to the estate of John Champneys Tunno of Glynn county.
            It being in said Mortgage provided that all attorneys fees and commissions shall be paid out of the proceeds of said mortgaged premises, which said property was mortgaged by the said William Tunno, of the county of Chatham, in the said State, to the said M.K. Jesup & Co. by deed bearing date the thirtieth day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, to secure the payment of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) with interest, according to two promissory notes made by the said William M. Tunno, David Jennings, J. Elliot Condict, Amos Binney, Louis M. Brown and John Loveridge, copartners, trading under the firm name of W.M. Tunno & Company, to Condict, Jennings & Company, and by them endorsed and delivered to said M.K. Jesup & Company, both bearing date the thirtieth day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, each cue four months after date, and each for the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) and that there still remains unpaid thereon the sum of seven thousand nine hundred and twenty-six dollars and thirty-eight cents, and interest thereon from the 31st day of October, 1870, and ($3.16) three dollars and sixteen cents, cost of noting and protest, and ten per centum on said principal and interest, as attorneys’ fees.
            On motion of Robert Falligant, attorney for petitioner, it is ordered that the said William M. Tunno do pay into this.  Court, on or before the first day of the next term of this court, the principal and interest due on the said promissory notes and mortgage, and the cost of this application and three dollars and sixteen cents, cost of noting and protest, and ten per centum upon said principal and interest for attorneys’ fees, and in default thereof, that the Equity of Redemption of the said William M. Tunno to the said mortgaged premises be thenceforth and forever foreclosed.
            And it is further ordered, that a copy of this Rule shall be published in one of the public Gazettes of this State once a month for four months, or served on the Mortgager, or his Special Agent or Attorney at least three months previous to the time the money is directed to be paid and that such further and other proceedings be had as are prescribed by the Statues of the State of Georgia in such cases made and provided.
            A true extract from the minutes, this May 30th, 1877.  James B. Moore, Cl’k S.C.G.C, Ga.

LIBEL FOR DIVORCE—GEORGIA—GLYNN COUNTY—James Jackson vs. Francis Jackson} Libel for Divorce.  In Glynn Superior Court, May Term, 1877.
            It appearing to the Court, by the return of the Sheriff, that the Defendant in the above stated case is not to be found in Glynn county, and it further appearing by other evidence submitted to the Court, that she does not reside in this State, it is, on motion of counsel, ordered that service of said suit be perfected by publication, and that said defendant appear and answer, at the November term, 1877, of Glynn Superior Court, else that the case be considered in default, and the Plaintiff allowed to proceed.
            And it is further ordered, that this rule be published in the Brunswick Advertiser once a month for four months.  HENRY B. TOMPKINS, Judge S.C.E.C., presid’g.  May 31st, 1877.
            A true extract from the minutes of Glynn Superior Court, this 28th day of June, 1877.  JAMES B. MOORE, Cl’k S.C., G.C., Ga.

LIBEL FOR DIVORCE—GEORGIA—GLYNN COUNTY—Mary C. Warren vs. G.W. Warren} Libel for Divorce.  GLYNN SUPERIOR COURT, May Term 1877:
            It appearing to the Court by the return of the Sheriff, that the defendant in the above stated case does not reside in this county, and it being represented to the Court that he does not reside in this State, it is ordered that the said G.W. Warren do appear at the next term of this Court to answer the above complaints or be considered in default, and the plaintiff be allowed to proceed.  And it is further ordered that this order be published once a month in the Brunswick Advertiser.
            Granted June 21st, 1877.  JOHN L. HARRIS, Judge S.C.B.C.
            A true extract from the minutes of Glynn Superior Court.  This 28th day of June, 1877.  JAMES B. MOORE, Clerk S.C. G.C. Ga.

LIBEL FOR DIVORCE—H.A. Clay vs. Susan Clay—Libel for Divorce.  GLYNN SUPERIOR COURT, May Term, 1877.
            It appearing to the Court, by the return of the Sheriff, that the defendant in the above stated case does not reside in this county, and it being represented to the Court that she does not reside in this State, it is ordered that she do appear at the next term of this Court, to answer the above complaint, or be considered in default, and the plaintiff be allowed to proceed.
            And it is further ordered, that this order be published once a month for four months in the Brunswick Advertiser.  Granted June 21st, 1877.  JOHN L. HARRIS, Judge S.C., B.C.
            A true extract from the minutes of Glynn Superior Court, this 28th day of June, 1877.  JAMES B. MOORE, Clerk S.C., G.C., Ga.

NOTICE FOR LEAVE TO SELL REAL ESTATE—GEORGIA—GLYNN COUNTY—Four weeks after date, application will be made to the Court of Ordinary of Glynn county, Ga. at the first regular term after the expiration of four weeks from this date, for leave to sell the real estate in the county of Glynn and State of Georgia [blurry image] of William Barkuloo, late of said county, deceased, for the [blurry image] and creditors of said deceased.  WILLIAM ANDERSON, Administrator Wm. Barkuloo. Sept. 3, 1877.

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CITY AFFAIRS

--New sidewalk in front of Putnam’s store.  Garry on the good work.
--Mr. Thos. Rogers, our cotton merchant of last winter, is expected soon.
--Mr. W.T. Jones is back from his trip North.  He is looking as fresh as a May morning.
--The most attractive looking place in town, just now, to the little folks, is Leben’s new confectionery in the Post Office building.
--Our authorities have quarantined the whole State of Florida.  This looks harsh but “self preservation in the first law of nature.”
--If you want a valuable building lot, read advertisement of W.F. Symons.  They are situated in that beautiful grove in front of Col. Bostwick’s.
--Read card of Mr. A.W. Couper.  He will take pleasure in giving any further information desired concerning this new business. Give him a call.
--Our public school for whites (primary department) opened on Monday last with over eighty pupils—Miss Williamson presiding, assisted by Miss Mattie Lambright.
--Mayor Nelson offers $5.00 reward to any one informing him of the landing of any person from Fernandina.  That’s right, Mr. Mayor, key down still tighter.
--Dr. Frank Akers, of Atlanta, and Miss Camilla Dillon, of this city, were married on the 5th instant by Rev. R.A. Mickle.  The happy couple left immediately for upper Georgia.
--Route Agent W.E. Porter declares, in this issue, that his position as route agent on the B & A railroad, is not vacant, nor won’t e soon.  This is a death blow to the aspirations of a few of the boys.
--The Gordon Cadets held an election on Saturday night last for Captain of their company, to fill vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Captain Courtland Symmes.  1st Lieut. J.B. Moore was unanimously elected.

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TO THE CITIZENS OF BRUNSWICK

            The city authorities of Fernandina, Fla., have publicly announced the prevalence of yellow fever in that city.  From the proximity of Fernandina to Brunswick, the existence of yellow fever in one must, necessarily, become a source of anxiety to the other.  While this is a fact, there is, as yet, no cause of alarm, and certainly none for panic.  You may rest assured that the Mayor and Council are, and have for some time been alive to the danger, and will use every means in their power to prevent the introduction of the fever into our city.  Strict quarantine regulations will be enforced both by land and sea, and no communication, either by person, baggage or freight, will be permitted.  All steamers, vessels or boats coming from or having touched at Fernandina, will be subjected to quarantine.  Guards will patrol the water communication of the city, and proper arrangements made to arrest travel by land from Florida to Brunswick.
            While our city authorities are employing their utmost endeavors, and doing everything to avert another such calamity as was experienced last year, which a sense of danger and experience can suggest, I must appeal to our citizens to second their efforts by strict observance of sanitary laws and regulations.  Especially is it important that perfect cleanliness of yards, outbuildings, etc., be attended to immediately.  For the attainment of this object, lime and other disinfectants will be furnished, in proper quantities, when desired.  Should any person or persons, goods or effects, escape quarantine and find entrance into the city, it is expected that any citizen, white or colored, to whom such fact may become known, will immediately report the same to the Mayor or Health Officer.  If required, a suitable reward will be paid for such information and punishment inflicted upon any one seeking to conceal such violation of quarantine.
            Remember, citizens of Brunswick, that eternal vigilance is the price of safety.  Another epidemic, aside from suffering and loss of life, would wreck the business interests and prosperity of our city; hence it is your duty to aid the proper authorities in their efforts to ward off the threatened danger.  Above all things, avoid the creation of excitement or alarm, by the expression of opinion upon any case of disease that may occur in our midst.  You may rest assured that you shall be promptly notified should a single case of yellow fever be observed.
            Very respectfully, Your ob’t servant, JAMES S. BLAIN, M.D., Health Officer.

HEALTH OF BRUNSWICK—We are pained to learn that our friends in the interior are reporting the presence of yellow fever in this place.  We are happy to state that such is not the case, and just here will promise our friends abroad and our people at home that we shall give publicity to the very first case that occurs.  Depend upon us friends, and we won’t deceive you.  At present the health of our city is excellent.

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YELLOW FEVER AT FERNANDINA—The inhabitants of that place are at last convinced that they have this terrible disease in their midst, and those who can are leaving.  The latest official news report 5 deaths from Sunday noon to 9 a.m. Monday.  Our city authorities have [illegible] strict quarantine.

We learn that on yesterday forenoon Dr. J.S. Blain came near meeting with a serious accident by his horse taking fright and running with him from Bay street to Putnam’s stables spraining his ankle and otherwise bruising him.

Wednesday 7 August 1878

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In an encounter between Mr. Thornton Sharpe, former conductor of the M. & B. R.R., and a colored man, at No. 1 on the above road, the former was cut in the breast with a razor.  His wound, we learn, is healing.  The negro has left for parts unknown.

Mayor Huff and part of Macon, spent a short time on Cumberland last week.  They were delighted with the Island and will return, in force, in a few days.  His Honor is a live, wide-a-wake man, and has done much for the prosperity of our sister city.  Long may he hold the proud position of Mayor of Macon.

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A SEVERE FALL—On Sunday evening last, as Mr. Wm. Way, of St. Simons Mills, was returning to his residence, his little boy Albert, ran to the front door to meet him, (the family occupy an upper story) and losing his balance some way, fell to the ground, a distance of, at least, 14 feet.  His father turning the corner of the building just then, found the little fellow insensible, upon the ground.  After some effect he was restored to consciousness and by next morning was as bright as a new button.  An older person would hardly have gotten off so easily.

 

Wednesday 14 August 1879

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Messrs. Russell & Farmer have recently finished work on their handsome boat “Ada.”  She is now in fine order and ready for the winter business.  In this connection we would commend all of our pilots for their energy and enterprise in keeping their boats always in trim.  Our town may well feel proud of her pilots and their equipments.

 

Saturday 30 August 1879

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ASSAULT ON MORRIS MICHELSON—THE PARTIES ARRESTED

            Our town was thrown into a perfect fever of excitement on Friday night of last week, by the report that Mr. Morris Michelson had been waylaid and stabbed.
            It appears that during the afternoon some party informed Messrs. Michelson Brothers that some of their goods, taken the night of the fire, were in the house of Mr. Richard Greenfield.  A search-warrant was obtained, and Mr. Morris Michelson, assisted by officers McCrary and Beach, searched the premises.
            About 7:30 o’clock, the same evening, as Mr. Morris Michelson was returning from supper, he was assailed by a party of men, one of whom gave him three stabs in his back and side.  Mr. Michelson tore away from his assailant and rushed into the store of Messrs. Fitzgerald & Spears for protection.
            The following parties were arrested, some of them having been recognized by Mr. Michelson as being of the party:  John and Winton Greenfield, J.S. Barns, John Smith and George Adams.  The last named party was released, it having been proven that he was not present when the cutting was done but was bound over to keep the peace, under a thousand dollar bond, it having been alleged that he had made some threats.  Justice Lambright, before whom the parties were brought for commitment trial, refused to grant bail, as the result of the wounds was still a matter of doubt.  Later, however, Messrs. Burns and Smith were brought before Judge Mershon and allowed to give bail in the sum of one thousand dollars.  They have also been bound over to keep the peace under a bond of one thousand dollars.
            Up to this writing, the Greenfields are still in jail, not having been before Judge MershonMessrs. Burns and Smith claim, we learn, to have been acting the part of peacemakers, doing all they could to dissuade the others from making the assault.  We hope they will be able to sustain this when the final trial comes off.
            LATER—As we go to press, we learn that Mr. Michelson is still improving.

 

Saturday 8 May 1880

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THE NUPTIALS

SYMMESHOUSTON—Married, on the night of the 6th inst., at the Baptist Church, by Rev. A.C. Ward.  MR. COURTLAND SYMMES and MISS MAMIE HOUSTON, both of this city.
            The Baptist church was packed to overflowing on the night above referred to.  The lady friends of the bride had preceeded [sic] her, and erected two handsome arches, one at the head of the left aisle, with the letter H. suspended from the centre, and the other at the head of the right aisle, with the letter S.  Over the rostrum, was the traditional horseshoe, with the letters H. and S. blended together.  The young couple and their attendants, (eight in number), entered the church promptly at nine o’clock, and, passing up under the left arch, stood before the minister.  The ceremony over, the marriage party passed out under the right arch, and returned to the home of the bride, to receive the congratulation of their friends.  Our best wishes go with the happy couple.  May joy be theirs forever.

 

Saturday 4 June 1881

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COUNTY RECORDS GONE—In the recent conflagration, the books and records of Glynn county were burned to ashes, except books N and T, which were not in the Clerk’s office at the time of the fire.  Many of our people condemn our Clerk for having his office other than in the Court House, etc.  If we are rightly informed, the law allows the Clerk to have his office anywhere within one mile of the Court House.  The trouble, as we see it, consisted in the inability (real or supposed) of the county to have a safe for the reception of these records.  Had we had such an institution and our Clerk been required to keep the books therein, they would have been all right to-day.  But they are gone and we must do without them as best we can.
            LATER—From Mr. O’Connor, the Clerk, we learn that of the books burned those from A to H were those lately transcribed from the old ones, and that the originals are still in his possession.

 

Saturday 9 July 1881

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HYMENIAL—On the fifth of the present month, at the residence of Mr. Robert S. Clubb, of this county, Rev. H.B. Treadwell officiating, Mr. John P. Lamb, our popular county treasurer, and Miss Amie E. Jones were united in marriage.  It was our rare good fortune to be present, and we cannot speak in too exalted terms of the generous hospitality of Mr. Clubb and his good lady.  Mr. Clubb bears the reputation, and justly, of being one of our most successful farmers, and this fact, if any evidence were necessary, was abundantly attested by the good things under which the dining table groaned.  We need not speak of the groom—Mr. Lamb is too well known and too highly appreciated by our people to need a word of commendation from us, had the man who has never been beaten for any office within the gift of the people for which he was a candidate now shines as the successful candidate for the hand of the lady of whom he may well be proud.  We heartily join in the congratulations of his numerous friends, and sincerely wish for the happy couple a long life of unalloyed connubial bliss, and,

“As o’er life’s ocean they shall sail,
May softest zephyrs be their share—
Strangers they to every gale,
To every grief, to every care.
Oh, may their paths be strewn with flowers,
And sweet birds sing their sweetest lays,
And gladness dwell in all their hours
Until the closing of their days”

 

Saturday 23 July 1881

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MAN SHOT—A colored man named Davie White, of Darien, was shot at St Simons last week under the following circumstances:  on the way to the Island Captain Dart, of the Ruby, had among his passengers the above mentioned colored man, who was under the influence of liquor and very insulting to the other passengers.  Capt. Dart remonstrated with him, but this only seemed to exasperate him.  He said he was insulted, and would have satisfaction as soon as he reached St. Simons.  He was seen by parties on board the boat to adjust his pistol.—Arriving at St. Simons, he stepped on to the slip, and there stood, with his hand in his hip pocket, ready for Capt. D. to come on shore.  The Captain avoided him and remained on the boat, hoping the chap would leave.—At last, however, it became necessary for the Captain, in the discharge of his duty, to go on shore.  He, therefore, went below, got his pistol, and started out.  The fellow, anticipating him, had changed his position, and was standing on the wharf, directly over the door from which the Captain must come.  Emerging from the door, and seeing him there, right over him, in the same threatening attitude, Cap. D. hesitated not a moment, but fired, the ball striking him below the first rib, ranging upward through the lungs, and grazing the liver.  He staggered back, saying “I am shot,” and a few moments later secured a wagon and rode over to the store, in search of medical aid.
            His brother came over from Doboy to settle the matter, but, hearing both sides of the case, concluded the wounded man was the aggressor.—No arrest has been made up to this writing, and the wounded man is improving.  Captain Dart gave himself up to the Sheriff as soon as he arrived in Brunswick, but, as no warrant has been sworn out, he is still “on his own recognizance.”

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DIXONIA MILLS DESTROYED—On Saturday last a telegram was received here stating that the Dixonia mills had been destroyed by fire.—These mills were located at Dixonia, (named in honor of Nick Dixon, Esq.) a few miles above Waycross, on the B. & A. Railroad, and were owned by Messrs. Reppard & Walter and Mr. Dixon.  As far as we can learn, the facts in the case are about these:—These hands had knocked off work at 12 o’clock, their usual dinner hour, and were enjoying that meal a short distance from the mill (there were, however, two white and three colored men in the mill), when a whirlwind struck the establishment.  The furnace was located at one end of the mill, and when the strong volume of wind, with terrible velocity, swept through, the doors were thrown open and the fire was sent whizzing in large flakes throughout the entire establishment.  The alarm bell was promptly rung, and within five minutes the men were on the ground, but the flames had possession of the place, and they were unable to enter.
            The loss is estimated at $40,000, upon which there is insurance for a fraction over half that amount.  There were about 242,000 feet of lumber in the mill, of which only 42,000 feet were saved, with the greatest difficulty.  There were some three hundred men employed at the mill, and its destruction will entail considerable suffering on account of the hands being thus suddenly thrown out of employment, and the difficulty of obtaining places.
            Our people regret exceedingly the loss of the above mill, for to it we looked largely for our supply of lumber for home consumption, there being quite a number of local orders in the mill at the time of the burning.—Our sorrow, however, will be short-lived, for such men as the above-named generally rise right up out of the ashes and show their manhood.

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ST. SIMONS ITEMS—BY OURAY—A disturbance on the Ruby last Saturday evening resulted in the shooting of a colored man, Davie White, of Darien, for using insulting language to the passengers and threatening the Captain for reproving him.  The man was doing well at last accounts.

            We have an inquiry concerning the marriage between Jeannie Esther Ross and Jean Pierre Brezzi, at Frederica, Ga., in the first half of eighteenth century, about the year 1725, and as the St. Simons records are missing, any of the witnesses of the ceremony will confer a favor by notifying the St. Simons lower pendant, who is in communication with their relatives or descendants now residing in Farrin, Italy.  Please examine church and county registers or copies of certificates concerning marriages or deaths of the Brezzi family.

 

Saturday 9 June 1883

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            Brunswick has one full fledged Chinese merchant—Woung Choy—and, be it said to his credit, he is doing a first-rate business and getting along nicely.

            See the advertisement of the U.S. Marshal’s sale of the bark Thomas Fletcher, at the custom house in Savannah, on the 20th inst.  The vessel is now lying at St. Simons Mills.

            Mr. John E. duBignon warns the public in this issue from trespassing on the southern end of Jekyl island and beach.  A letter from him in this issue explains his reasons therefore.

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            Mr. Israel Putnam, a great-grandson of Gen. Putnam, of  “stone-step” notoriety, was in our city this week, looking after the interests of the Columbus Insurance Co., of which Mr. J.M. Dexter has been agent.  The company, by the way, has withdrawn from the Insurance business and gone exclusively into the banking business, with its capital of $700,000.  Their insurance has all been turned over to the Phoenix, of London, of which Dr. Burroughs is agent here.

 

Saturday 4 August 1883

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        We hear it reported that our Representative, Hon. J.E. Dart, was in the city this week on a short leave from Atlanta.  Naughty fellow not to let us see him, for we wanted to ask him if he had forgotten a little promise to send us a few dots occasionally from the capital.  Come friend D., your constituents want to read something from you since they can't have the pleasure of a talk with you.

 

Saturday 22 December 1883

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A DISASTROUS FIRE—Col. Duncan L. Clinch met with a sad misfortune last week.  The McDonald residence near Waynesville, where he has been living, caught fire from a spark and was utterly consumed, together with all it contents.  Scarcely anything was saved.  His little boy had presence of mind enough to carry out the tray of silver ware and the week’s supply of soiled apparel that happened to by tied up ready for the wash woman, and was sitting in the hall way.  The Colonel lost his entire library—a splendid collection; also his furniture, clothing, portraits, etc.
            The loss is a sad one, as it leaves the Colonel not only destitute of furniture, clothing, etc., but shelter as well.  His mother-in-law, Mrs. Hopkins, and his two smaller children,—all the family he has at home—have been moved to the city, where they will probably remain and the Colonel will spend his time on his rice place on the Satilla.
            The loss of the residence, too, is a heavy one.  It was owned by the children of Mr. F.D. Scarlett, of this city; was very large and commodious,—some twenty rooms with wide hall ways, etc., and was esteemed as a very valuable piece of property.

 

Saturday 12 January 1884

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            Jim Crummidy, the negro who killed young James Mitchell, at Chauncy, Ga., was hung in Eastman on the 4th ins.  He had gotten possession of a knife by some means, and after cutting several parties who entered his cell just before the time for execution, cut his own throat.  At first it was thought he would die from the wound, but failing to do so, he was taken upon the scaffold, and held up until the drop fell.

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ST. SIMONS DEPARTMENT—Kate Moore, wife of a colored employee, gave birth the other night to twins, weighing ten pounds each.

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Mr. Gus Scarlett has been quite ill of typhoid fever for over a week past, and as we go to press little hope is entertained of his recovery.

Miss Addie Hirsch will celebrate her seventeenth birthday on Monday night next, with a party.  Quite a number of friends are invited.

Messrs. O’Connor & Dangaix have offered to donate one year’s insurance to the new Fireman’s Hall.  Such generosity is highly appreciated by the boys.

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MARRIED—At the Methodist church of Maitland, Fla., on the night of the 2d inst., by Rev. Fred Pasco, Mr. J.E. Moore, and Miss Anna Theo. Scarlett, of Maitland, Fla.
            After the marriage, the happy couple and a score of friends repaired to the residence of the bride and partook of a sumptuous repast.  At 11 o’clock the bride and groom, with visiting friends from Sanford and Jacksonville, took a special train and reached Sanford in time to take the steamer City of Jacksonville, Capt. Brock, for Jacksonville.  We welcome the happy bride to our city, and wish for her and the gentleman of her choice all of joy and happiness they anticipate.  May no storm cross their pathway, but may it be ever strewn with flowers.
            We should have mentioned in its place that few brides have been more favored than this one in the matter of bridal presents.  They were not only numerous, but elegant and useful.

 

Saturday 19 January 1884

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BIRTHDAY PARTY AND BETROTHAL

            I crave, Mr. Editor, a short space in your paper to the extent of a few lines, for the purpose of chronicling a festive and most joyous event that took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch, last Monday evening, given by that lady and gentleman, in honor of their daughter’s (Miss Addie) birthday.  Up to the hour of 9 o’clock P.M. friends of the family were constantly arriving.  Dancing to the delicious strains of the harpers, at present sojourning in our midst, who know so well how to discourse, was the order of the first part of the evening.  We were next conducted into the dining hall, and oh! what a supper greeted our eyes!  To apply the most descriptive adjectives in the English language would but be giving a meager idea of the repast spread before us.  Everything that the heart craved, and that the most fastidious and epicurean appetite could desire, could have been secured.  During the season when wit and wine flowed like water, the engagement of Mr. H.L. Harris and Miss Addie Hirsch was announced.  Then did the revelers pledge the health of the happy couple in bumper after bumper of the sparkling wine.  The dancing was continued after the feast, and did not end until the “sma” hour of three A.M.  Thanks are due the host and hostess, by the participators in the festive occasion, for their exertions in making everything terminate pleasantly and harmoniously.  The couple were the recipients of a great number of handsome presents.  May they live long and be happy and prosperous.  WELL WISHER.

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A POPULAR BRIDE—The following is the list of bridal presents of Mrs. J.E. Moore, whose mariage [sic] we noted last week, as we find it it [sic] in the Sanford (Fla.) Journal:

            Mr. B.R. Swoope, silver cake basket; Mrs. B.R. Swoope, sugar bowl; Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Patton, silver flower vase; Dr. and Mrs. F.H. Caldwell, cut glass preserve dish on silver stand; E.H. and C. Buckman, elegant silver butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Smith, silver and gold card receiver; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Barkuloo, one-half dozen silver knives; Mr. Jas. S. Wright, silver butter dish; Mr. G.W. Wright, one-half dozen silver spoons; Miss Ida Moore, silver pickle stand; Mr. J.B. Wright, silver pickle stand; Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Mabry, silver salad spoon; A.E. Phillips & Co., dressing case in pale blue plush and silver; Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Stafford, silver castor; Messrs. S.J. Drawdy and T. McRea, silver butter-dish and knife and syrup pitcher; Mr. J.A. Bear, silver service of sugar bowl and cream pot; Harvy [sic] Miller, gold and silver vase; Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Sinclair, dozen silver knives; Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Chapman and L.A. Chase, dressing case in crimson plush and gold bands; Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Hughey, silver spoon holder; Mr. Hardy Early, silver spoon holder; Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Halbert, cut glass colonge [sic] stand; Mrs. C.R. Jeffreys, pair of macremie [sic] tidies; Miss E. Morgan, beautiful lamp; E.T. Morgan, dozen nut pickers and crackers in plush stand; H.B. Taliaferro, silver jewel casket; Mr. and Mrs. L. Giles, photograph album; Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Knox, gold and silver powder box; Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Lord, pair vases in silver stands; G.E. Wilson, book of poems; Miss Celeste Nolan, illustrated copy of Lady of the Lake; Miss Lizzie Simmons, silver card receiver; Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Ingraham, one-half dozen silver spoons and napkin ring; Mrs. W.E. Livingston, lace jabot and handkerchief; Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Rand, silver breakfast castor; W.B. Randolph, toilet stand with cut glass colonge [sic] bottles, mirror and silver chain and anchor; the groom, elegant watch and chain and silver cake basket; H.H. Scarlett silver tea service, consisting of six pieces.

 

Saturday 26 January 1884

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            Mr. Fred Hazlehurst, of this county, was married on Thursday last to a Florida lady.  We have failed to learn her name.

            Just one and one-half pounds is the weight of a little bright-eyed baby in this city, two weeks old.  The little stranger is well and doing finely, and has good lungs.

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            Married at the residence of M. Michelson, Esq., in this city, on the evening of the 18th of January, 1884, by Rev. A.C. Ward, Mr. George R. Fader and Mrs. Eunice R. Fader both of Cumberland Island.  We tender our congratulations.

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MARRIED IN MACON—On Thursday afternoon last at 5 o’clock in Macon, Ga., Mr. Robert Hazlehurst, Jr., of Vicksburg, united in marriage with Miss Josie Clisby, of the former city.  Rev. A.W. Clisby officiating.  The groom is a son of Dr. Robert Hazlehurst, of this city, and is well known and highly esteemed by all our citizens.  Dr. Hazlehurst and Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Berryman, and Messrs. L.W. Hazlehurst and W.F. Parker left for Macon on Wednesday night to attend the ceremony, and returned on Friday morning.  The young couple left immediately for their home in Vicksburg, Miss., where Mr. Hazlehurst holds the position of Assistant Treasurer of the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg and Memphis Railroad.
            We tender the happy pair our best wishes for happiness and prosperity.

 

Saturday 5 April 1884

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            Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on the 31st ult., by Rev. F.C. Johnson, Mr. L.C. Marlin and Miss Willie Gale, all of this city.  The happy couple left on the evening train for Atlanta, but will return soon to occupy their new home on Monk street.

 

The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 10 May 1884

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MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

BRUNSWICK, GA., MAY 9, 1884.
            MR. EDITOR:  On Sunday night, the 4th inst., certain unknown parties tore down a large portion of the fence of the Risley school house.  Their action was a wanton and malicious attempt to injure the property, and a reward of ten dollars will be paid for information which will lead to the discovery of the guilty parties.  JAMES BLUE.

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COURT DOTS

            Horace Cadone, colored, has been found guilty of burglary, and sentenced to six years in penitentiary.
            Jake Brown, colored, has been found guilty of larceny, and sentenced to six years in the penitentiary.
            Isaac Williams, the witness, who would not answer promptly, and was put in jail, on being searched was found with a pistol in his pocket.  The grand jury at once found a true bill against him, and he has been arraigned and plead guilty.
            Rube Peyton, who killed Watt Russell on the Island a few weeks since, has been found guilty of murder in the first degree, and sentenced to be hung on the 20th of June.
            Wm. Lewis, who shot Manny Williams, on St. Simons, whilst working roads, recently, has been acquitted.

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            Eighty-five new books for the Library are expected by Monday’s boat.
            If Rube Peyton is hung it will be the first hanging in Glynn county in sixty-five years.
            Miss Marie L. Scarlett of Maitland, Fla., is in the city visiting her sister, Mrs. J.E. Moore.
            Mrs. J.E. Moore returned from Florida last week and her liege lord is again happy as a big sunflower.
            Mrs. R.G. Gilson is visiting her daughter in Hawkinsville this week, and the Professor looks sad and forlorn.
            The Macon Evening News says Mr. J.E. Weed, the tobacconist, will move to Brunswick on the 1st of June.
            Rev. Mr. Stansbury will lecture again next Sabbath (to-morrow) afternoon at L’arioso Hall at 4:30 o’clock.
            We have see specimens of wheat grown by Judge M.L. Mershon that compares favorably with any we have ever seen.
            “Bunkley” is the name of the new postoffice on Cumberland, and W.H. Bunkley, Esq., is the postmaster.  The service is daily.
            Mr. S. Mayer, of Mayer & Glauber, of Albany, spent a few days in the city this week.  We found him a very pleasant gentleman.
            ‘Tis said that Mr. Ellis of Fancy Bluff, is shipping from this point the finest grade of rosin known.  It is W.W.—“Water White.”
            Dr. Frank Gale has sent to our office a pitcher of elegant Jersey butter milk.  We are glad the Dr. is neighborly, for his office is to be right next to us.
            Rev. Mr. Dana, of St. Simons Mills, will preach in the Presbyterian church of this city to-morrow (Sunday), Rev. Mr. Waddell preaching on the Island in his stead.

 

Saturday 22 November 1884

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OUR FIRE, AND THE SAVANNAH NEWS’ REPORT OF THE SAME

            Editors Advertiser and Appeal:  The Scriptures proclaim, and all people of every nation and clime give assent unto the assertion, that, “in the midst of life we are in death.”  Another great truth, which hardly any sane man will question, is that prosperity or adversity may be the lot of every member of the human race.  One of the greatest calamities that can befall a town like ours, even though it be temporary, is a disastrous fire, such as many of us witnessed last Sunday morning.  It has been said “there is no evil without its good,” and I am one of those hopeful ones who trust that this may be verified in our little city, and that the burnt district will soon be beautified by the erection of handsome brick structures.  I repeat, I hope and trust that the late conflagration may result, eventually, in great good to the town, but, if such should be the case, I do not think that we will be indebted in any manner, shape or form, to the kind offices of the Brunswick correspondent of the Savannah Morning News for the attainment of any such desirable end.  In his report to the News, published last Tuesday, he charges, by implication, that the fire was set by negroes, that they would not assist in stopping the ravages of the flames, and that they impeded the efforts of those who were battling bravely to save the town from destruction.  He does not qualify his report, and give any credit to the scores of negroes who worked faithfully with the whites, but says:—
            “Evidence of the refusal of the negroes to help put out Sunday’s fire accumulates.”  Mark you, he does not say some of the negroes, or many of them, but “the negroes,” which, if I understand the significance of language, means all of them, without a single exception.
            Realizing how unjust was such a charge, even though only implied, I addressed a communication to the editor of the News, in which I endeavored, to use a common expression, to “give the devil his due.”  This little effusion of mine, the News (for good and sufficient cause, I suppose) did not publish in full, but gave a few extracts, with comments, in which their correspondent came in for his full need of praise for his excellent report.
            In the first place, Mr. Editor, there is only a faint suspicion that the fire was of incendiary origin.  Not one fact will bear out the suspicion that it was set by design.  I have as good a right to my opinion as any other man, and I firmly believe that the fire originated through carelessness or an accident.  So much for the origin of the fire.  The report has gone forth to the world (by application, I mean, not a direct charge of the News correspondent) that our town is full of incendiaries, and that our troubles from their infernal practice have not yet commenced, and that to live in such a place must be fraught with so much danger and terror as to cause the cheek of the bravest to blanch and the heart to almost cease its pulsations.  Do you think this overdrawn?  I feel confident that thousands, yea, hundreds of thousands who have heard of our disaster and have formed opinions, based upon the News correspondent’s report, are hourly expecting to hear of the total extinction of our town.  “Let the Truth prevail.”  Now for the facts.  We had a disastrous fire; a great many suppose it was incendiary; many others have a different plea; some negroes exhibited great apathy in assisting to check the fury of the flames; nominally we had a fire department—in reality we had two engines and a good hose; a few foolish negroes made use of incendiary language; much excitement prevailed in our town which has now quieted.  So far, well.
            I would now stop had not the News’ correspondent give utterance to language which sounded so strenuously like some of the editorials which have been printed in a paper published not a thousand miles from here as to cause many of our people to wonder at the similarity of ideas expressed.  He tays [sic] “many citizens are now convinced that perfect safety lies in a perfect organization of the white Democrats for their own protection as well as to overcome the baneful influence of white office-seekers manipulating the colored element for their votes in the approaching municipa-election [sic].”  Did any seasible [sic], conservative, right-thinking man ever read a more ridiculous statement?  What has it to do with the fire?  A few citizens may believe as this correspondent states; I have too high a regard for the intelligence of our people to believe that there can be “many.”  Most assuredly I am not one of them; and yet I am a Democrat and not an office-seeker.  I have never known any other political affiliation save with the Democrats.  I have given of my time and substance at all times for the success of the Democracy, often times more than I could afford.  I have mourned with them in their defeats, and I now rejoice with them in their success.  I have never received a dollar, nor do I expect to, for my allegiance, but could have had more than one office of profit if I had turned, as many did, against my country, my home, and my friends.  But, thank God, I have always held principle in much greater esteem than gain, and challenge investigation of my record as a Democrat.  Can the News’ correspondent make any greater boasts and sustain them?
            I would have no hestancy [sic] in affixing my name, but for reasons think it better to sign simply JUSTICE.

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THE FIERY ELEMENT—A CONFLAGRATION THAT SWEEPS EIGHT BLOCKS—Its Origin—Who and What are Damaged—The Losses—Who will Rebuild Minor Dots.

            A good many months have elapsed since last our town had a fire, and we had gathered about us a feeling of security from the destroying element.—But it was not to last.
            At 1:30 Sunday morning the alarm was given, and a bright blaze was seen in the direction of the Bay.—It proved to proceed from the small building in rear of the iron building, which stands on the corner of Oglethorpe and Gloucester streets.—This small building was used as a warehouse by Friedlander & Co., and was filled with merchandise.  In a very few moments the Telephone Saloon, standing next on the south, was in a blaze.  The steamer was stationed at the Newcastle street well, and a line of hose laid to the fire, but every attempt to throw a stream resulted in bursting the hose.  After working with it for some time, it was abandoned.  The hand engine was put in position on the dock, and succeeded, by the aid of the wind and the noncombustible character of the building, in saving the iron building.  The wind rapidly increased, and much anxiety was felt for the foundry, Meyers’ store and the Nelson House.  These however, were soon safe.  The fire had, in the meantime, crossed Oglethorpe street to the old engine house, and was spreading rapidly.  Friedlander & Co.’s store stood to the north, but by knocking down a small intervening building, and the good work of the hand engine, that building was saved.  On the south the case was different.  With fiendish fury the first small building was licked up, and Borchardt’s dwelling fell a prey, followed by Putnam’s store and the buildings on the corner.  By this time the flames had worked their way across the block, and attacked Warnke tailor shop, Kaiser’s warehouse, Putnam’s dwelling, etc., and before the balance of the block was burned the flames had leaped Grant street and commenced on the Cargyle buildings.  The Dixon building quickly followed, and under its intense heat Flint’s building, across Newcastle street, was ignited.  Wright’s building was soon blazing, and, between the two, Josef Mathews’ brick store was soon roasted and crushed out of existence.  From Flint’s building Harris’ jewelry store was ignited and quickly destroyed.  Across Monk street was but a tiny step for the devouring element, and Crovatt’s drug store was quickly a blazing mass.—The balance of the block followed in succession, comprising Crovatt’s office building, Mrs. Smith’s building, the post office and a small building owned by Judge Dillon and occupied by T. O’Connor.  From this block again the fire crossed Newcaslte street, igniting Isaacs’ bakery and L.D. Hoyt & Co.’s hardware store, from which it was communicated to Ward’s residence and the adjoining buildings, five in number, and the bracket works.  L’arioso Hall was threatened, but hard work saved it.  For a long time it seemed that Reynolds street would be crossed, but by the untiring exertions of a dozen men this was prevented and the next block saved.  The burnt district is oblong in shape, and under the influence of the high wind that prevailed, burnt toward the south on every block until a vacant space checked its progress.  Eight blocks have been wiped out of existence, and naught remains of them but piles of debris and a few blackened chimneys.  We believe, however, that the old town is not dead yet, and that from the ashes she will rise, ten times more vigorous than ever!  We believe it, and will with confidence wait for it.

THE ORIGIN—Many ideas prevail as to the origin of the fire, but the prevalent belief seems to be that it was set, either for [illegible] or plunder.  We lean to the latter idea, though many seem to think the fire was set by some unscrupulous person or persons, as an offset to the Cleveland demonstration.  They are lead to this belief by remarks of drunken negroes during the progress of the fire.  We cannot believe, however, that this is a political move, for among the best workers at the fire were the leading colored men of the Republican party in town, whose names appear elsewhere.  To charge this thing, therefore, to the Republican colored people is an act of injustice to the better element of their number.  Some unprincipled men of them may have done the deed for spite, but, as we said at the outset, we believe the fire was set for plunder, which we believe to have been the origin of all or most of our former fires.
            NOTE—Since the above paragraph was in type many are led to believe that the origin of the fire is not incendiary at all, but either accident or spontaneous combustion.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT—The fire engine was ready for the street before any fireman could be found to open the doors for the engine to move out.  Mr. Levison, as we learn from the driver, was the first man to put in his appearance.—He threw open the doors, and he engine was soon in position, but no sooner had the water been turned on than the hose burst at several places, at or near the couplings.  The fact that this was new hose, and never before wet, lead some to suppose that they were cut.  But this we do not credit, as but one single orifice bears any resemblance to a knife cut, the balance being rough and jagged.  We are clearly of the opinion that the hose were not up to standard, hence the trouble.  By the time the old hose could be put on and worked a short while, the water in the tank gave out—a thing never known before.
            The colored firemen and hand engine were on hand promptly, as usual, and did good work.  They located their engine on Drury’s wharf, and soon had a stream playing on the Minehan building, and later on the buildings in the rear of G. Friedlander & Co.  By their efforts both of these buildings were saved.  Our colored firemen deserve credit not only for work done at this fire but at former fires.  Our people recognize this fact fully.  Unfortunately, some of them took a little too much stimulant and later on were hardly equal to the task of working their engine.  But whilst this may be true, we see no need that they should be abused as they have been by some thoughtless persons.—For out part, we do not so easily forget their noble work in the past.

LOSSES AND INSURANCE—We give below a statement of actual losses and amounts of insurance policies held by parties in the burnt district, which can be relied upon as correct:

NAME

LOSS

INSURANCE

Friedlander & Co. warehouse & stock

$1500

$900

Friedlander & Co., other small buildings & stock in store

$1500

$9000

J.W. Wallace, furniture

$150

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R. Meyers, warehouse, stable & stock

$1,000

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Briesenick & Co., pattern shop

$2,000

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Kaiser & Bro., stock & building

$5,500

$2,000

A.T. Putnam 3 buildings & household goods

$7,000

$3,225

F. Warnke, stock & building

$2,000

$1,100

A. Borchardt, buildings, stock & furniture

$8,000

$2,500

Putnam & McDonald, stock

$2,500

$1,500

W.A. Johnson, shoe shop fixtures

$100

$100

Hirsch & Selig, stock

$1,200

$500

W.B. Burroughs, building

$1,000

$500

Mrs. Cargyle, two buildings

$2,000

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J.C. Lehman, stock

$2,000

$1,100

C.H. McIntosh, stock

$500

$1,300

N. Dixon, two stores

$4,000

$2,500

Glover & Dunn, stock

$6,500

$4,300

J.T. Blain, drugs, stock

$7,000

$3,500

J.W. Fish, furniture, tent, etc.

$250

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Josef Matthews, building & stock

$4,250

$2,000

J.B. Wright & Co., building & stock

$10,000

$4,500

Harris & Smith

$400

$150

Samuel Borchardt

$150

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W. Crovatt & Co., stock & building

$16,000

$5,000

H.T. Dunn, furniture

$500

$300

Southern Express Company

$150

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A.J. Crovatt, building

$2,809

$1,000

Crovatt & Whitfield, law office

Slight

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J.M. Dexter, safe and office fixtures

$800

$500

D.D. Atkinson, dentist

Slight

$250

Mrs. T.F. Smith, building

$1,000

$500

L.J. Leavy & Co., stock

$100

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D.T. Dunn, building & furniture

$6,000

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D.J. Dillon, building

$200

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T. O’Connor, stock

Slight

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Ocean Lodge, building

$2,500

$1,200

H.L. Harris, stock

$1,500

$1,250

B.E. Flint, stock & building

$5,000

$2,900

Mrs. A.E. Chandler, building

$2,000

$1,500

Isaac’s bakery, stock

$600

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Rifleman’s Armory

$150

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L.D. Hoyt  Co. stock & building

$8,500

$3,500

John Ward, buildings, stock & furniture

$6,450

$2,500

A.C. Ward, four buildings

$1,900

$775

C.G. Moore, bracket works

$400

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            Besides the above, there were of course many minor losses, of which it was impossible for us to gather data.

PRESENT LOCATIONS—When the fire was over many an unfortunate found himself minus a location in which to continue his business, and vacant stores and offices were in such demand that the supply was soon exhausted.  Some have not yet found quarters.  We subjoin a list of the present locations of those who have been fortunate enough to secure the same:
            Mr. A. Borchardt’s green grocery business will be continued in the store immediately in the rear of J.J. Lissner & Co.
            Putman’s livery stable is temporarily located in the fair grounds.
            Brunswick Club House in back portion of Merrifield’s shoe shop.
            Glover & Dunn are nicely domiciled in one of the spacious stores of the Kaiser block, and as soon as the insurance adjusters are done with them, will be ready to continue business.
            Blain’s drugs are stored in one of the rooms of the Kaiser block.  George Hodges will attend to their prescription business at the drug store of Lloyd & Adams.
            Smith & Borchardt have secured an office in the Moore & McCrary building.
            The express office can be found in Dillon’s building, near Briesenick’s.
            Crovatt & Whitfield are in the Michelson building, up stairs.
            Dr. D.D. Atkinson, the dentist, will continue his calling over Madden’s bank.
            J.M. Dexter, banker and insurance agent, is in the Kaiser building where he is kept busy writing new insurance policies for people who fear another fire.
            L.J. Leavy & Co. are in the building on the corner west of Glogauer’s.
            The post office is located on Newcastle street, three doors from Glowcester [sic], opposite Michelson’s.
            B.E. Flint is located in Dillon’s building, next door to E. Briesenick & Son.
            Morning Breeze printing office, in Littlefield & Tison’s building.
            L.D. Hoyt & Co. are in one of the stores of the Nelson House.
            Josef Mathews will re-open in his old stand, opposite Michelson’s.
            J.B. Wright & Co. will re-open in the Kaiser block, up stairs, as soon as possible.
            Davis, the photographer, has pitched his tent opposite the Kaiser block.
            Others burned out who are not mentioned have not yet secured a location.

THOSE WHO WILL REBUILD—Ocean Lodge is already making arrangements to replace her burned building (the H.L. Harris jewelry store) with a substantial brick structure, three stories, and located on the southern corner of the Michelson block.  All honor to the Lodge, say we.
            Messrs. J.B Wright & Co., and Wm. Crovatt & Co., and Mayor A.J. Crovatt have all ordered brick for the erection of new buildings on their former sites.  They will all be nice structures, and thus our city will be improved in appearance, though at the expense of individuals.
            Messrs. Kaiser & Bro., nothing daunted by the recent conflagration, have contracted with Mr. J.C. Keel, of Macon, to build them a two-story brick building on the lot recently occupied by their warehouse.  The building will be a nice structure with store below and hall above for armory or other purposes.  The building will be an ornament to that part of the town.
            Besides those mentioned above, Messrs. Michelson & Bros. inform us that they begin at once the erection of two brick stores (single story) next to their present store, which will be for rent.  The contract has been awarded to Mr. Taylor Ferguson, who will give them a neat job.  We are glad to note this improvement, as we hate to see that lot looking so vacant.

GENERAL FIRE NOTES—Mr. T.W. Dexter put in some good work at the fire the other night.  He worked as hard as the hardest.
            The recent fire unearthed some of the vilest hog pens we have ever encountered.  We run on to one or two that were chuck full of vileness.
            We are glad to see the Council holding rigidly to the fire ordinance in the burnt district.  This may bear hard on some, but it is the only safety.
            Whilst many colored men held aloof and would not lend a helping hand, be it remembered there were scores of white men who did the same thing.
            Some people slept soundly during the entire fire.  In one instance a house caught fire, and was put out by a neighbor without even arousing the inmates.
            Mayor Crovatt was ubiquitous at the fire.  One moment we would see him pulling away at the hand engine; at another, moving goods; and another climbing to the roof of a house with a bucket of water.
            Whilst the cry of “water!  water!  no water!” was ringing out on the night air during the fire, our artesian wells were pouring out to waste 460 gallons to the minute—enough to have put out two such fires if properly applied.
            The City Hall, Jailer’s home, Faulk’s store, Mr. Leavy’s residence, Mrs. Rousse’ [sic] boarding house, Cook’s store, and four small buildings between Oglethorpe street and the Bay, each took fire from the flying cinders.  Fortunately the fires was [sic] discovered in time to be put out.
            Among the colored men who worked nobly in saving property, we make special mention of Captain Braxton, Hugh Christopher, W.P. Golden, Jim Monroe, Pompey Seven, Alfred Johnson, Jordan Frazier, Jno. Morrison, Lewis Wright, Burral Massie, Ned Harris, Moses Thomas, Bram Blue, Charlie Clark and J.M. Carter.  The following women also did good service:  Sue Hazzard, Carrie Hooper and Bettie Gamble.  There were, no doubt, many others, men and women, but their names have not been reported to us.
            Our own people fought nobly with the fire fiend.  This was but their duty, and to personate would be to take up all of our paper, but a word or two for strangers, who worked, may not be amiss.  Mr. Murdy, second mate of the bark Seaward, Mr. Ayres, of Macon, Messrs. Jacoby and McCollough, drummers, covered themselves with glory.  They worked like Trojans, and saved thousands of dollars of property.  Our people are loud in praise of their efforts.
            Among the saddest events of the fire was the death of Steve Wright, a colored man, formerly employed at Putnam’s stable.  He had assisted in removing everything from the stable, gone aloft and thrown down a coil of rope, and for some reason had gone back among the hay and straw of the loft, when the fire burst through and caught him.  Poor fellow!  he lost his life in seeking to save property.  A marble slab should be raised to his memory.

A CHEAP WAY TO UTILIZE OUR ARTESIAN WELLS—Editor Advertiser and Appeal:  We have two artesian wells flowing 400 gallons of water or more per minute.  If the water had not failed on Sunday morning, the fire would have been stopped on west side of Grant street.  The firemen had been gaining on the fire some ten minutes when the water supply was stopped, and the fire rioted so long as it had anything to feed on.  At so expense not exceeding twenty dollars, a temporary provision can be made which will reduce the danger to the balance of the business portion of town fully three-fourths, by sinking a box 8 to 10 feet long, 3 feet wide, 3 feet deep, at some point opposite Kaiser block; another near corner of Oglethorpe and Gloucester streets; a third near corner Newcastle and G streets, and turn the water from well No. 2 into same, shutting it off when full and turning it on again in case of fire.  This is so simple that it seems strange had any one visiting well No. 2 should fail to perceive it.  Every fireman understands the difference between handling a line of hose two or three hundred feet long and a thousand feet long.  This course would place every building from H to Mansfield street, and from Union street to the river, as far South as Monk street in easy reach of an abundant supply of water, in addition to our present supply.  I doubt if there is any other town or city in the world that can protect itself from fire at so trifling a cost, or would fail to avail itself of such advantages.  K.

OUR CITIZENS INDIGNANT—Our citizens are deeply grieved and highly indignant at the highly-colored reports published in the Savannah News and the New York Herald of our late fire, stating to the world that the cause of the same was unmistakably incendiary, being set by the negroes as a revenge for the recent Cleveland demonstration, and that the colored element were ripe for riot, and other unlawful actions.
            Feeling confident that this report was untrue, and that the facts set forth thereby were injurious to the welfare of the town, a public meeting was called at the Courthouse on yesterday afternoon to take some action looking to a contradiction of said reports.
            At this meeting a large number of citizens were present, and a committee of five appointed to draw up a communication, which should be sent to the journals mentioned above, contradicting these incendiary reports.  This committee retired, and shortly submitted a paper of considerable length, denying, in no uncertain language, the incendiary ideas of the said correspondent, and emphatically bringing out the ideas that, whilst the origin of the fire may have been incendiary, (though considerable doubt exists) the theory of the hose having been cut, is utterly groundless, and that the riot, or the danger of one, or of any other unlawful demonstration, existed only in the visionary and altogether disordered brain of the correspondent, who supplied to the Savannah News its “facts.”
            This paper was clear and pointed, and dealt with fallacious theories and reports with a positiveness [sic] of utterance that must show to the author of the same what is the true estimate of him by every thinking citizen.
            The report of the committee was almost unanimously adopted, and the document submitted by them ordered to be forwarded to the Savannah News and New York Herald, with the request of the citizens, in meeting assembled, that the same be published as a simple act of justice to our town.
            We are truly glad that our citizens have taken this positive action, for the possible injury to our town was great, and nothing short of such action can for a moment be expected to counteract the baneful effect of the false reports already given to the world—if, indeed, that can.  We hope that it may.
            Just as we are preparing for press, we learn that a mass meeting of the colored citizens will be held tonight, to take action in reference to the injury that has been done their good name, and denounce as utterly untrue the report that the fire was their work, or countenanced by them.  The damage to them and their good name is very great, and we hear that they will not fail to do justice to the subject.

HONOR TO WHOM HONOR, ETC.—In our last we gave entire credit of transparencies used in the Cleveland and Hendricks jollication [sic], to Mr. LaFrance, the painter.  Such was our information from what we considered a reliable source.  We find since then that we were part mistaken.  Mr. LaFrance did do the painting, but to Mr. W.F. Doerflinger is due the credit of designing and drawing said transparencies.  Mr. D. might also be considered the moving spirit in the whole affair.  He had also an able corps of assistance.

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CARD OF THANKS—We very cordially thank and thoroughly appreciate our friends for their assistance at the late fire.

CROVATT & WHITFIELD,
J.B. WRIGHT
& CO.,
WM. CROVATT
& CO.

            We hereby return our sincere thanks to the many friends, who so nobly assisted us on the occasion of the late fire, many of them being strangers to us.  We hope that all who lent us a helping hand will fell themselves personally thanked.

GLOVER & DUNN.

            I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks for services rendered, to D.V. Howell, H.S. Morse, Mr. and Mrs. Pickens Harmon, James Gallagher, J.S. Wiggins and others, whose names I cannot recall.  While my loss is heavy, I extend my sympathy to all who suffered by the recent fire, and trust that in the end our losses, while hard to bear, may result in the rebuilding of our city with substantial fire-proof structures.  D.T. Dunn.

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            MARRIED—On the 20th inst., at Laurel Grove, Glynn county, by Rev. A. Clark, Mr. B.H. Houston, of Brunswick, and Miss Hattie Pyles, of Glynn county.—The young couple came immediately to the city.  They have our heartfelt congratulations.

 

Saturday 20 December 1884

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THE BURNT DISTRICT—Begins to Rise From the Ashes Desolation, and to Blossom Like the Rose.

            When the first gush of grief from the great fire of last month had passed over, the thought was expressed that though the fire and the destruction caused by it was a serious calamity to the individuals suffering therefrom, it would prove a blessing in disguise to us as a city from the fact, though possibly slowly, still inevitably the burnt district would sooner or later be covered with substantial fireproof buildings.  The most sanguine hopes of all have been far surpassed by the rapidity with which this much desired end is being accomplished, and our people look forward to the day, not very far distant, we fell encouraged to hope, when the whole will be covered by unbroken fireproof blocks.  And now let us see what has been done, and what will be done without delay.
            First, the Kaisers commenced the erection of a two-story building, on the site of their former warehouse.  This has been pushed until, at this time, but little of the brick work remains to be done.  The lower floor will be a store.
            By the side of it, on last Thursday, ground was broken for the foundation of a new building for Mr. A. Borchardt, and run back 75 feet, two stories, with handsome iron front, to cost about $5,000.
            On the next block work has been begun on the new store for Messrs. J.B. Wright & Co.  The proprietors will occupy the lower floor, the upper being cut up into offices, with stairway opening on Monk street.  The dimensions will be 31x65 feet, and cost about $5,000.
            Next comes the Crovatt block, which will be 100x90 feet, covering the site of the Crovatt drug store and Mayor Crovatt’s office, together with the space between.—The Newcastle street frontage will be divided into three stores, the first being occupied by the drug store, and the third by Mr. J.M. Dexter.  This will put Mr. Dexter on exactly the same spot he occupied at the time of the fire, and directly above him will be the law office of Messrs. Crovatt & Whitfield, as here to fore.  The balance of the second floor will be arranged with reference to being used as a boarding house.  The entire—inside arrangement will be with every attention to convenience and comfort.  On the corner of Monk and Grant streets another store will be made, facing Monk.  The front will be of iron, handsomely trimmed.  The building will be in every way an ornament and credit to our city, and one of which we can point with bride [sic].
            The building will cost $15,000.
            Mr. A.T. Putnam has commenced to level and prepare his stable and store site for the new buildings that shall cover it.  He will erect at once a new stable, and six stores, all of which will be one story, but neat and attractive.
            And we must not forget to mention the brick addition of G. Friedlander & Co., on the edge of the burnt district being rapidly pushed to completion.  Mr. Geo. Chandler, too, is thinking a little of replacing the Isaacs’ bakery building, but as yet he is not decided.  There may be even others making arrangments [sic] to commence building, but of these we have not heard.
            OUTSIDE THE BURNT DISTRICT—And beyond the limits of the “blackened territory” the town is not dead, but continues to grow.  Michelson’s new store is being pushed.  Harvey’s tabby double store will soon be ready for occupancy.  That Masonic building, too, is being discussed quite liberally, and we hope soon to announce that is has been begun.
            Away from the business portion buildings are also being erected.  Capt. C. Russell will soon build a handsome cottage on the lot next to the park on Newcastle street, on which stands the building now occupied by Capt. Duncan Wright.  The new building will be two stories, with a double front, on Newcastle street and the park, with bay windows, etc.
            To sum up the whole matter, we do not believe there ever has before been such an epidemic of building in our town.  We rejoice, indeed, to behold it, and hope that all this may be but the beginning.

THE “TELEGRAM”—Capt. Sam Brockington arrived on Thursday last from Key West, Fla., in command of the pilot boat Telegram, which he and Capt. Robert Farmer purchases there for this bar.  Captains Clubb, Peerson, Tabbott, Manoe and Robinson will take stock in the Telegram, which will be run in connection with the Glynn.  The Telegram is not a new boat nor has she a handsome cabin, but we understand she has fine sailing qualities.  Capt. Sam informs us that he made the trip from Key West here in four days.  In passing Cape Canaveral he encountered a squall that tore his sails badly.

PERSONAL—Mr. G.B. Hack and daughters, and Mrs. Johnson of Hackton, were in the city yesterday.
            Mrs. Kennon, of Florida, nee Miss Jennie Nathans, arrived in the city this week.  She will make Brunswick her home.
            Miss Lillie Littlefield returned this week from Columbia, S.C., where she has been spending a month or two with her uncle, Mr. Stanley.  Her sister, Miss Priscilla, returned with her for a short visit home.

 

Saturday 27 December 1884

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            Mr. Drake of Macon, Ga., is spending the holidays with his daughter, Mrs. P.B. Holtzendorf, of this city.  We find him a very pleasant and agreeable gentleman.

MARRIED IN SAVANNAH—Miss Carrie A. Papot, well known and very popular in Brunswick, was married, on the 23d inst., in Savannah, at the Screven House, to Mr. J. Melrose Selkirk.  The young couple went at once to Atlanta.

 

Saturday 3 January 1885

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THE NEW JAIL—Old Glynn has at last concluded to build a jail—one in keeping with the times.  The location selected is the vacant lot between the city hall and the residence of Mr. W.H. Anderson.  As we understand it the idea is to build a circuit jail—that is, one sufficiently large and strong to accommodate all the prisoners of this judicial circuit.  As it now stands all these prisoners have to be sent to Savannah for safe keeping, ours with the rest.  It costs Glynn county 50 cents a day to keep her prisoners in Savannah jail.  By having ours the circuit jail, we get our prisoners boarded at a cost of probably less than a fourth of what we now pay.  Now let the city erect on the adjoining lot, for herself, a neat guard house and keeper’s rooms, and the work will be complete.

 

Saturday 10 January 1885

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            Married, January 6th, in Holliston, Mass., by the Rev. G.M. Adams, D.D., Mr. Charles F. Barnard, of New York City, and Miss Sarah J. Bellows, of Holliston.

 

Saturday 17 January 1885

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MORTUARY REPORT FOR 1884—Below we give the mortuary report of the city of Brunswick, for 1884, as taken from the forth coming report of the health officer, Dr. J.S. Blain.
            Interments in Oak Grove Cemetery:  Adults 13, Under twenty and over one year 3; Infants 15; Stillborn 4; Sailors 2.
            Colored Cemetery:  Adults 18; Under twenty and over one year 3; Infants 10; Stillborn 4.  Total 35.
            Deducting the sailors, the still born and those brought here a grand total of 60, or 1 per cent to the thousand.  This report will compare with any in the State, which goes to prove that Brunswick will compare in health with any other place in the land.

 

Saturday 19 January 1885

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53 YEARS AGO—Mr. James T. Blain is contemplating a pleasure trip to Charleston, S.C., in February, so as to be present at the celebration on the 22d of Washington’s birthday, by the “Washington Light Infantry,” of which he was a member in the days of “Nullification,” some fifty-three years ago.  Mr. Blain is probably the oldest ex-member of the company now living, being in his sixty-ninth year (no one would believe it, to see him walk.)
            The company will carry on the above occasion a flag presented to them by Mrs. General Washington, and made by her own hands.  It is still well preserved, but rather full of bullet holes, put there during the last skirmish with the mother country.
            Be it said to his credit, Mr. B. was not a “Nullifier,”

THE NEW COURT HOUSE—Our new Court House is fast approaching completion.  Contractor J.P. Harvey has made a good job of that building.  He has transformed an old shabby barn into a handsome structure.  The courtroom proper will be a model of neatness and con???, and the entire building will be a credit to the county and the contract.

 

Saturday 21 February 1885

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MARRIED—On the 18th inst., at “The Dyke,” residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. W.E. Porter, Mr. August Steiner, to Miss Lillian B., daughter of Robt. R. Moody, Esq.

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            Mr. John Postell, who has been on a visit to his father’s family for the past two weeks, has left for his home in Cherokee, Ga.  He takes with him his brother Brooks Postell, who has decided to cast his lot in the mountains of Georgia; also, there goes with them, their colored valet, who never saw a hill ten feet high or stone of a half ton heft.  London is a genuine coast darkey, whose big eyes and ebony frontis piece will dilate in all the preponderance of their magnitude as he takes in the wonders of this journey to the interior.

 

Saturday 28 February 1885

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MARRIAGE OF A BRUNSWICK LADY

            The following item has been kindly furnished us by an Atlanta subscriber:
            “Married, on Monday last, at the residence of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Dr. Akers, by Rev. Mr. Rosser, Mrs. M.T. Thomas, of Brunswick, and Dr. J.W. Johnston, of Screven county.  Immediately after the ceremony the guests partook of a sumptuous dinner, the table being arranged in the shape of a T in honor of the bride.  The presents were numerous and very handsome.”
            The bride is a daughter of our townsman, D.J. Dillon.  The groom is a prominent citizen of Screven county and a member of the Georgia Legislature.  We congratulate the Doctor on capturing such a prize, and wish for the happy couple a pleasant journey through life.

 

Saturday 7 March 1885

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CAMDEN ITEMS—Dan Mitchell, the crazy negro who did the butchering at Jerusalem, was tried, found crazy, and sentenced to the asylum.  We understand that he has not been removed, and that he is devouring himself piece by piece.

 

Saturday 4 April 1885

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A PATRIARCH

            There lives in this county an aged colored man, King Heppard [sic], Sr., by name, who is indeed a patriarch.  He is 85 years old and still strong and vigorous.  His wife, Matilda, is 59 years old.
            King Heppard is the father of six sons and five daughters.  Unto these have been born forty-eight children.  Of these latter several ware married, and among them have twenty-seven children.  Counting the old man and his wife, their children and grand children, and great-grandchildren, we have an aggregate of 88 people in one family.
            Old man Hippard [sic, this is the commonly known spelling] certainly deserves the name of patriarch, but we naturally imagine that in this day of free American ideas, that the patriarch hardly has the same control of this immense family that the patriarch of old had.

 

Saturday 12 September 1885

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            As we go to press the little daughter of Mrs. John E. Moore is dangerously ill.  We hope the little sufferer will be able to conquer the disease and be spared to her parents.

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            A hundred years from now, when that drain along Mansfield street shall have been closed, and the present generation of people shall have passed and some enterprising Council that may be putting down pipes or making excavations—won’t the workmen shout for joy when they strike those old iron safes, relics of the great fire, that have been thrown in there to get rid of them?  How their hearts will beat pit-a-pat as they tug away at them, thinking they had found Captain Kidd’s treasure house!

 

Saturday 10 October 1885

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A BRUNSWICK BOY IN LUCK

            The following order explains itself.  R. Burnett is a Brunswick boy whose ambition has led him to shake off the shackles of home life and go out into the world to win for himself a name and a reputation.  He is now in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and is ADVERTISER AND APPEAL’S correspondent at that place:

OFFICIAL GAZETTE.

            His Excellency the Governor, having been informed of the approval by Her Majesty’s Government of Mr. Julian M. Burnett as Vice Consul at Sierra Leone for the United States of America, does hereby make known that he receives and recognizes the said Mr. Julia M. Burnett in that capacity.
            By his Excellency’s Command,
                        EDWARD J. CAMERON,
            Assistant Secretary and Treasurer,
            Colonial Secretarist and Treasury,
Sierra Leone, 28th August, 1885.

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MARRIED—MELL-LAMBRIGHT—On the 7th inst. at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. A.C. Ward, Mr. W.S. Mell, of Savannah, and Miss Julia Lambright, of this city.  The young couple left on the fast mail the am evening for Savannah, their future home.  They carry with them the hearty congratulations of a host of friends.

 

Saturday 17 October 1885

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THE FIRE

            Last Saturday morning witnessed a conflagration among the small buildings back of the Presbyterian church.  The fire originated in a building owned by Mrs. Cargyle, and occupied as a restaurant by a colored man named Carter.  The fire started in a room occupied by a young woman, who is said not to have been in the room at the time.  This building was consumed, together with two others belonging to Mr. Jerry Minehan.  A fourth small house was pulled down, and the spread of the fire stopped.—The residence and office of Mr. Torras were greatly endangered, but was saved by great exertion.

LESSONS.

            Without better water facilities our steamer is of little value.
            The value of our hook and ladder company is seen and appreciated on such occasions as these.  But for them (with the limited supply of water) other buildings would have gone.
            Small shanties for rent don’t pay in the long run, for they are generally occupied by irresponsible people and are liable to be burned down at any time—to say nothing of the difficulty of securing the rents.  Mr. Minehan appreciates these facts and will erect better buildings, so he informs us.

 

Saturday 24 October 1885

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MITCHELL-JONES—Macon Telegraph

            A 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Mr. E.P. Mitchell and Miss Gussie Jones were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s father, Col. H.H. Jones, in Vineville.
            The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Jones, the bride’s uncle.  The eloquent words which he let fall during the ceremony made a profound impression upon those who were present.
            The guests who witnessed the marriage were the relatives of the bride and groom and their immediate friends.
            The attendants were all young ladies, elegantly attired in white.  They were Mrs. J.S. Jones and Misses Ruth Smith, Mamie White, Zeta Rogers, Eria Quarterman and Mary Jones.
            The bride received many handsome presents, among them those presented by the firm of Campbell & VanSyckel and their employees, with whom Mr. Mitchell has long been associated in business, being particularly noticeable.
            Mr. Mitchell is well known and highly esteemed in Macon, and his bride, noted for her amiable traits of character, is a social favorite.
            Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell left by the Central Railroad last night on a visit to the Northern lakes.

 

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ST. SIMONS ITEMS

            The handsome two story building which contains the Library Hall is nearing completion.  The young people are organizing for a grand ball with ices and refreshments to take place in a few days.
            The timbers are being placed for the new cedar mill.
            The foundations are laid for five or six new cottages.
            The three mills will in a few days be connected by telephone, and a little talk of giving the Doctor a line to his house.
            The church, school house and parsonage have been purchased by the Mill Company, and now we have a union church.
            Some talk of the erection of a beautiful chapel by the Episcopalians near the steamboat docks, on a lovely lot given by the Company in part exchange for the old church.  On we move to the front.
            Everybody is on an equal footing on the Island now, so far as transportation is concerned.  All the horses are sick with distemper.
            The little Dudley boys have a puppy that has been adopted by an old mother cat.  It looks singular to see the young dog drawing its living from the old cat.  Query:  Will the canine be blended with the feline in this instance?
            We are informed that Mr. Norman Dodge will soon begin the erection of a beautiful villa, costing not less than twelve or fifteen thousand dollars, in the park fronting Mr. Feller’s residence, which will add very largely to the appearance of things.
            Mrs. Annie Gowen gives her boarders every day green peas, beans, onions, squashes, Irish potatoes, cucumbers, etc., and we are told that she has been using all the above varieties for some time.  How is that for early gardens?
            Within the past week there has been four painful accidents at the mill.
            Gould & Adams have just closed a contract to deliver to the Hotel Company one hundred thousand feet of lumber for the erection of twenty cottages—ten above to the northward and ten to the southard [sic] of the hotel along the beach.
            The rails are being very rapidly laid on the railroad from the ocean docks to the hotel.
            Mr. J.O. Truman lost two fingers yesterday by putting his hand too near a saw.
            Everything is busy here—vessels arriving every day, strangers looking around constantly.  Surely Brunswick’s boom extends to our Island.
            Miss Addie Withington who has been spending some weeks with her uncle, we are sorry to state will leave in a few days for her home in Boston, Mass.
            Nor anon.  ISLANDER.

NINE IN ONE FAMILY—“Nigger for luck and poor man for children” is an old adage that the school census taker has been verified in a single house.  He found one colored family with nine children between the school ages 6 and 18.  Among the whites the greatest number found in any one family has been seven.  Several have run up to 5 and 6 but only one as high as seven.

ST. MARYS—A Youthful Murderer—A Vigilant Grand Jury.
ST. MARYS, GA., April 27, ’87—ED’S ADVERTISER-APPEAL

            Last Monday, in company with the Court, Judge Atkinson, and various members of the bar, your correspondent boarded the steamer City of Brunswick on our way to this place, together with a goodly number of our Baptist brethren with their wives and daughters, on their way to Jacksonville and St. Augustine.  The weather was beautiful, the sun shone brightly, and with fine breeze and in such pleasant company the trip could not fail to be pleasant.  Among the visitors who did much to make the trip enjoyable were Dr. Walker, who entertained us while stuck in the mud at “the dividings” by description of his life and work among the Chinese.  Mrs. W.J. Northern and her accomplished daughter, Miss Anna Belle, of Sparta, and others.
            We reached Fernandina in safety although behind time, and spent the afternoon in seeing the town, driving to the beach, taking a surf bath, etc.  But all things changed, and especially April weather.  By night the wind is blowing almost a gale, and Tuesday morning when we re-cross Amelia Sound on a tug boat it does not resemble the placid waters that we glided across so easily the day before, for now the waves are rolling and pitching and it is with difficulty that we get across, but St. Marys is safely reached at last.  There is nothing new to be said about the town.  It is just the same, “grand, gloomy and peculiar; grand in the beauty of its trees, shrubs and flowers, gloomy in its wealth of vacant houses and deserted streets, and peculiar when we remember what it once was, and now is, and one is led to exclaim, “Lo, how the might have fallen.”
            Camden Superior Court opened last Tuesday morning, and a faithful and diligent grand jury have brought many offenders to justice and under the able management of Judge Atkinson, a large amount of business has been disposed of.  One case tried is peculiar in its nature in that the defendant, James Williams, Jr., was a little colored boy, 15 years of age, who was indicted and tried for the murder of his little play mate, Arthur Sullivan, about eleven years old.  They two, with Arthur’s brother, Frank, 13 years old, were playing, and from play got into a boyish fight, with sticks and knives, during which Jimmie drove a knife into Arthur’s head.
            The jury very properly convicted him of voluntary manslaughter, and the Judge, exercising the discretion vested in him by law, tempered justice with mercy, and sentenced him to one year in the penitentiary.  Three young colored men were convicted for riot, and sentenced each to 12 months or $50.  They paid their fines.
            London Gibbs was convicted of hog stealing and paid his $50 fine.
            The Court adjourned to-night, and we leave for home to-morrow morning.  C.L.S.

STEAM LAUNDRY—Mr. David Davis has purchased the lot on Bay street next to the residence of Mr. Wm. Anderson and will proceed forthwith to erect a steam laundry thereon.  He only purchased it on Thursday last, and as to-day is the last day that excavations can be made, he had to make fast work to get the grading all ready.  He finished up at noon to-day.  The building will probably be of tabby, 30x70 feet with engine room in rear.

 

Friday 13 January 1888

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THE OGLETHORPE; WITH TRUE PRIDE WE POINT TO IT.  Brunswick's Hotel built in Brunswick, for Brunswick and by Brunswick; A Burning Sketch of the House and Appointments-Furniture, Decorations, Etc.—Monday morning the Oglethorpe threw its doors open to the public and that night the citizens of the town were invited to visit and inspect the building and all its appointments.  This invitation was eagerly accepted, for around that noble mile of brick and mortar centers and interest that is not of the most idle sort.  That interest comes from a two fold reason—first, because we see supplied a need that has been long and deeply felt, and for which we have sighed and pined and even prayed—a winter hotel for tourists—and, second, because it is Brunswick's house, Brunswick paid the first dollar for its erection, displaying her faith by her works, and now she has it, bought and paid for.
        But is was a hard pull, and had the souls of the projectors been made of of stuff less brave, long ago, during the early days of 1887 would the work have been dropped, and, even had it come so far, a great mass of masonry, unshapely and uncompleted would have remained a monument to what those who rejoice in our disappointment might have termed "Brunswick's Folly."  But different has been the ending, and now with a pleasure that is genuine, we point to "Our House," and invite the world to come to its hospitable roof, and see the best and livest [sic] town in America.

THE RECEPTION

        Over five hundred people promenaded the spacious corridors, examine every apartment, spied into every mystery, and rested in the luxurious parlor of the Oglethorpe.—And a greatly surprised and delighted gathering it was.  The knew that the house was to be handsomely finished and furnished and that we should all be proud of it, but the realization far exceeded their expectations, and a chorus of unqualified satisfaction was everywhere heard.  And well might such be the case.
        The main entrance is in the exact center of the building, into a rotunda of elegant proportions, floored with marble filing of alternate tin?s, and from which wide hallways run to the parlor and dining room, located at the respective right and left ends of the building.  These hallways are also marble-floored, and on either side are, adjoining the parlor, reception and reading rooms, and adjoining the dining hall, breakfast rooms, etc.  The office occupies an arched alcove from the rotunda, and is also handsomely finished and furnished.
        The second and third floors are devoted exclusively to steeping apartments and in the centre of the front of the building rises another story, affording several additional rooms, and even the towers above more available space is found.  The bedrooms are built in almost every instance in suits of two for convenience of families, and each alternate room has a fireplace.

THE FURNISHING

        Throughout the building is of the best ???, and from cellar to garret expense has not been spared.  All the carpets and interior decorations are from the house of M. Rich & Bro., of Atlanta and it is gratifying to know that it was not necessary to go beyond the limits of the Empire State [page torn] them.
        [The] parlor is a thing of beauty.  [page torn] 70 feet of floor room is car- [page torn] [with] a lovely moquet, and its [page torn] [win]dows are curtained with [page torn] delicate tambo lace and [page torn] hung and looped with rods, rings and chains of brass.  Over the entrance to the alcoves at the corners of the room hang handsome Japanese bead portiers and valances.  The mantels, two in number, are elegant and costly of polished hard wood and beveled glass mirrors.  The room is lighted by two superb crystal chandeliers, with innumerable prismatic pendents [sic] and globes whose delicate etchings are marvels of beauty.
        The carpets throughout the second floor are also handsome moquets, and those on the third floor are of Brussels.  The curtains and other decorations on these floors are of the same order as those of the parlor though of course less expensive.  The furniture matches the mantels and finish of each room, no two rooms in the home being finished or furnished alike.  The halls and stairways are not yet carpeted, but will soon be finished to correspond with the respective floors.  The stairs will all be of moq???, the main stair being covered with an elegant red, with heave brass plates.  The entire carpeting, curtaining and inside decorating as above state, is from Mr. Rich & Bro. of Atlanta, and is the work of their representative, Mr. Craft, who has proven himself an artist indeed.

THE DINING HALL

        At the northern end of the building is almost a counterpart in size with the parlor, and is floored in wood and marble with a seating capacity of more than two hundred guests.  From this opens in the wing the carving room, kitchen, etc. all admirably adapted for the purposes for which designed.  Into these the ladies peered with genuine curiosity.

WATER AND LIGHTS

        The building is supplied with water from an artesian well, which is pumped by steam into a huge reservoir from which it is distributed through the building.  The most complete fire precautions have been made and hydrants, hose, and alarms on every floor make it possible to fight fire with promptness.  The building is now lighted by gas, but it is intended to soon supercede [sic] this by electricity, arrangements for which have already been made.  The elevators will be operated by water.
        And now, what more can we say?  To adequately describe is impossible, and with these few hints as to the interior, we present an engraving of the exterior, and add the injunction to all Brunswick's friends, well wishers, acquaintances and enemies as well as the world at large to come and see the house that we have built, and the prettiest and most prosperous town that the sun ever shown upon—"BRUNSWICK, THE CITY BY THE SEA."

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS—CALLED MEETING—Brunswick, Jan. 9, 1888.

        Present:  Mayor Dunn, and members of Council Cook, Crovatt, Atkinson, Fulton, Bostwick and Madden.  Absent, Braggins, Penniman.
        His Honor stated that he had called Council together at the request of the Board of Trade.
        Col. C.P. Goodyear, representing the Board of Trade, asked Council for an appropriation of $300 toward advertising the city in the Atlanta Constitution.
        On motion the request of Mr. Goodyear was not granted.
        On motion the sum of $200 was appropriated to the Journal's trade issue.
        The City Attorney was instructed to prepare and render an opinion on next Wednesday night, as to whether on not Edwin Braggins is entitled to hold his seat as Alderman and if his acts as such are legal.
        The finance committee was appointed a committee to draft a license ordinance for the ensuing year.
        A committee consisting of Mayor Dunn and Alderman W.L. Fulton was appointed to visit Jacksonville and invite the traveling passenger agents to come to Brunswick.
        By Alderman Fulton:
        Resolved.  Whereas our port is assuming such importance that a marine hospital is absolutely necessary and that various ports in Florida and Georgia south of Savannah are without such facilities and Brunswick being the most centrally located, we hereby respectfully request the Collector of Customs of the Port at once to enter into correspondence with the Surgeon General of the United States for the establishment of such marine hospital, and
        WHEREAS, Our port has assumed large proportions as a commercial point it has become absolutely imperative that measures should at once be taken to provide for the sick and disabled seamen who may be thrown on our hands.
        The resolution was adopted.
        Council then adjourned.
        Attest:                          D.T. DUNN, Mayor.
E.A. NELSON, Cl'k. of Council.

A TREMENDOUS NEED—Did you ever stop over at Jesup to change trains during the night?—If so you must have wondered as we did last night, why two such roads as the S.F. & W. and the E.T.V. & G. should dump passengers in the sand and leave them to take the best care of themselves they can, without even shelter, for we don't learn that either road has even a waiting room at that point.  For the amount of business done there and the amount of travel that stops over every day and night of the year, that place should have a grand union passenger depot.  We make this appeal in behalf of suffering travelers.  We have made some inquiry of the citizens there, and one party says the E.T.V. & G. is waiting on the S.F. & W., and another says that the S.F. & W. is waiting on the E.T.V. & G., and so they go.  Will not the management of the roads come together and do something for the suffering traveling public.

WANTED, 100,000 bushels clean oyster shells.  Bids for same will be received until the 15th inst., the committee reserving the right to reject any and all bids.  75,000 bushels to be delivered at Back Landing, and 25,000 at city dock.
                        WM. CROVATT, Ch'm'n S.D. & B.

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OGLETHORPE HOTEL BALL—At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oglethorpe Hotel Co., held at the office of Goodyear & Kay on January 5th, 1888, it was on motion resolved that a ball be given at the Oglethorpe on the evening of January 25th, 1888, and that tickets be $5 for each gentleman.  Upon motion the following committees were appointed:
        Music Directors, Goodyear, McDuffie and Lunn.
        Reception Committee, Manager S.E. Crittenden, President; W.E. Burbage, Directors, Downing, Ullman, Goodyear, Kay, Mayor Dunn; President of the Board of Trade, A.A. Gaddis, J.E. duBignon, and Judge S.R. Atkinson.
        Invitation Committee, Director Kay, A.J. Crovatt, J.H. McCullough, B.W. Angier, W.M. Berryman, J.S. Wrenn, Directors Burbage and Downing.
        Refreshment Committee, S.E. Crittenden, M. Ullman and C.P. Goodyear.
        Floor Managers, P.S. Morris, H.T. Dunn, L.W. Hazlehurst, P.W. Fleming, W.F. Parker, and W.E. Kay.
        By order of the Board,
                C.P. Goodyear
                Secretary pro tem.

BY THE TRAIN LOAD—Messrs. Mayer & Ullman, our wholesale dealers, have just received another train load of flour, from Quincey, Illinois.  It came in one solid train of fourteen cases, each duly labeled and with  flags flying all the way to Brunswick, making rapid time—every road it passed over gave it special dispatch by hooking on an engine and sending it along.  This train load reached the city last evening, over the E.T.V. & G. railroad.  We saw the draft that was drawn for their acceptance—a pretty piece of paper indeed, marked $6,700.  And after Mr. Ullman wrote across it, "Accepted, Jan. 12, 1888, Mayer & Ullman," was not only a pretty, but a valuable piece of paper.

THE OGLETHORPE NATIONAL BANK—Held its election this week with the following results:
        M. Ullman, President
        W. Burbage, Vice President
        J.N.L. Hennman, Cashier
        F.E. Cunningham, Asst. Cashier.

DIRECTORS

        M. Ullman, W.E. Burbage, D. Glauber, J.H. McCullough, W.E. Kay, J.P. Williams, Dudley T. Morton.
        The report of the President was very gratifying indeed, showing a surplus of $5,000 in five months time.

SERIOUSLY INJURED—Mr. J. Mason Rice met with a serious mishap Monday at Jamaica.  He was on top of a two-story building in course of erection and by some misstep lost his footing and fell to the ground.  A piazza roof served to slightly break his fall but as it was he was severely wounded and bruised in the back and hip.

 

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A GRAND BALL IN THE OGLETHORPE 50 YEARS AGO—Dr. Hopkins, of Thomasville, now visiting in this city, told us yesterday morning that he danced all night just fifty years ago in the old Oglethorpe Hotel, that stood just where the Oglethorpe of today stands.  It was at the time of the great boom in 1838, on account of the opening of the Brunswick and Altamaha canal.  The Doctor lived at that time in Darien, and came over with other guests from that city to attend the grand ball in Brunswick.  The elite of the land, from Savannah to St. Mary's, were here in full force.  The music was furnished by old Andrew, servant of Mr. Nightengale, and by the way the only fiddler in this section.  He was ably assisted by Cuffie, on the banjo.
        The grand promenade was march to the soul inspiring strains of "Sugar in the Gourd."  This was followed by "Hast to the Wedding."  These two, then "new pieces," were alternated during the evening and night until the small lights [?] of the morning warned the party that it would soon be "day clean."
        After breakfast the Doctor went up to the clerk and modestly asked the amount of his bill.  The youngster looked at him carefully and then gently whispered "Just $10, sir, and that includes the music."  The Doctor paid his bill and wondered to himself, if old Andrew and Cuffie made his Bill run up to ten dollars, what would it have been, if they had a full orchestra.  In other words, if a night's lodging and ball, including music at the old Oglethorpe was worth $10, what would a night's lodging and ball with McDuffie's Grand Orchestra to make the music be worth in the new Oglethorpe of to-day.

 

Friday 9 March 1888

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            Dr. Joerger and family are all back and happy once more.  The Doctor will soon be selling pills once more.  There is another thought connected with his return—he is the only man in this section that knows how to compound that famous syrup of “Nectar” that leads all the rest for soda water.  Summer will soon be here, you see.

            The stock-holders of the Oglethorpe Hotel had a meeting Monday and discussed the situation which was really better than they had hoped.  Their report will appear in pamphlet form.  The old Board was re-elected, and in turn they re-elected the same officers, which are:  President, W.E. Burbage; Vice-President, C. Downing; Secretary and Treasurer, W.E. Kay.

            We had the pleasure of meeting to-day Mr. Joseph Schwerin, special agent of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, of New York, who is here for the purpose of assisting the local agent of the company, Mr. J.M. Dexter, in presenting the many advantages of the life policies issued by the greatest and most progressive insurance company in the world.  Mr. Schwerin points with just pride to the fact that the Equitable issued the amount of $138,000,000 of new insurance in 1887, the largest amount of new business ever taken in one year by any insurance company.  We wish him success in his efforts to impress our citizens with the advantages the Equitable offers them.

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REGULAR MEETING BRUNSWICK LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.  Brunswick, March 5, 1888.

            Meeting was called to order by President Stacy, and minutes of former meeting read and confirmed.
            The Librarian’s report for the month showed that 216 books had been taken out during the month, which was a larger number than ever reported before.
            The Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $10.55 on hand, and all bids paid.
            Letter received from Mrs. Helen C. Bostwick, tendering her resignation as a member of the Board of Directors, acceptance of which was on motion declined by the board, and the Secretary instructed to advise her of same, with the unanimous wish of the board that she should continue to serve if it were in any way possible for her to do so, with flattering encomiums on her past services to the Library Association and the very valuable aid she had rendered, and that she be earnestly requested to recall her letter and continue a member of the Board of Directors.
            Pressdent [sic] Stacy reported progress in the matter of entertainment by the Brunswick Orchestra for the benefit of both institutions.
            The time of meeting of the Board was changed to five p.m., first Tuesday in each month.
            Meeting then adjourned.
            T.M. DEXTER, Sec’y. and Treas.  T.G. STACY, President.

 

Friday 14 September 1888

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FEVER IN JACKSONVILLE

            JACKSONVILLE, Sep. 10, 2:30 p.m.—There were reported up to noon today twelve new cases.  The deaths for to day so far are:  Edgar Davidson, Miss Laura Jenkins, J.L. McKennon, Carrie Smith, Isadore Dey.
            A large number of trained nurses are expected from Charleston to day.

            JACKSONVILLE, Sept. 11, 1 p.m.—Upon to noon twelve new cases and five deaths had been reported, but since that hour five more cases have come to light, as follows:  E.C. Coffee, Miss Weston, Miss Arper, Miss Lula Kellar and James Nolan.  Four deaths have also occurred, though the names cannot be obtained.
            A train load of 250 refugees left at 9:30 this morning for Hendersonville, N.C.
            The situation is blue indeed, and the people very low spirited.

            JACKSONVILLE, SEPT. 12, 12:30 p.m.—There were twenty-four cases reported up to eleven o’clock to day, but there are many more.
            The death list claims but two victims to day, Louis J. Fleming, Jr. and Rev. T.M. Smith.
            Mr. Henry A. L’engle is very low, but will probably pull through.  There are several others in a critical condition.
            A young man named Pryor, of Charleston, was found dead on the street this morning.  He committed suicide by taking an over dose of laudanum.
            Thirty-nine patients were discharged this noon.

            SEVEN MORE DEATH [sic]—Besides report in other deaths up to 1:30 p.m., are Carrie and Maggie Wolfe, children of Fred Wolfe, Chas. Sembler, Tom Keys, Walker E. Proythess (druggist) and child, Mr. Merricie.  Many others very ill.

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SHOT IN THE MOUTH WITH A PISTOL

            Willie Lassiter, step-son of Mr. G.B. Miller, who resides on Union street, accidentally shot his brother Gus in the mouth Wednesday night about eight o’clock, whilst playing with a pistol supposed to be empty.  The two boys and a negro boy were in the kitchen playing with pistols, imitating the exploits of Jesse James.  In this play Willie pulled down on Gus, who was laughing, and to his astonishment the pistol fired, sending a 32-calibre ball right in his open mouth, knocking out four teeth—two upper and two lower—going through the jaw bone and imbedding itself in the fleshy part of the neck.
            Medical aid was at once summoned, and shortly Drs. Tucker, Bishop and Blain arrived; who did all that could be done for him at the time.  A consultation was held next morning, at which Dr. Butts, the family physician, was called in, when it was determined not to disturb the ball at present but to await later developments.
            Meanwhile the boy is resting easy.  Dr. Butts has been put in charge of the patient and will watch him closely.
            The boy did not know the pistol was loaded, but supposed all the cartridges had been removed.

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            The wounded boy, Gus Lassiter, is resting comfortable today.  The swelling in the neck is somewhat reduced, and the doctors are hopeful.

 

Friday 12 October 1888

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            There will be one colored man in the next session of the Georgia Legislature—the Representative from Liberty county, Sam McIver by name, known before the war as “Estate of Stevens’ Sam.”  He is a regular Chesterfield in manners and address.

            Mr. A.T. Putnam will next month begin the erection of an elegant residence on his lot on Union street.  The plans are very pretty indeed, the cost of the building, completed, to be about $4,000.  Twelve months ago the spot on which the building will stand was a big eye sore.  In a few months more it will be a thing of beauty.

            Mr. J.H. Clark is now absent, buying furniture, etc., for the Ocean Hotel, which will be changed in management in January.  Messrs. J.H. Clark, Claude Cook and Dick Harris will be in command.  The building will be repainted and refitted, and will be on of the best two dollar-a-day houses in the State.  There will be a number of improvements made.

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THE COUNTY COURT—Judge A.J. Crovatt opened court on Thursday and forthwith proceeded to “do up” evil doers.  As we sat and listened to his mild words to each offender, we naturally thought “can this be the terrors of the law” that we read about?  But the scene suddenly changes when he announces to some poor wretch that the law demands that he serve his country for 6, 8, 10 or 12 months on the chain gang.  The tone is the same, but the result is different.  His Honor disposed of a large number of cases.  Whilst present we picked up the following:

COURT DOTS:

            Judge—Peter Cooper, you are charged with larceny—guilty or not guilty?
            Peter—Guilty Mr. Jedge, an’ I trows de mercy on de court—make em’ as light as yer kin.”
            The Judge took “de mercy” thus bestowed, and in view of Peter’s crime—stealing a barrel of flour out of Lott’s store in open day time, and trucking it down the street to his home—gave Peter six months on the chain gang with privileges of $50 and costs instead.
            Otto Martine, a white man, had stolen some clothing from his employer, tailor Isaacs, and was up before His Honor.  He plead guilty, and being a white man the Judge first thought of giving him eight months or $60 and costs, but finally let him off the same as his colored brother, inasmuch as he way [sic] a foreigner and not well posted in our ways.
            Renty Cohen was told to stand up and say what he had to say about his guilt or innocence in stealing a pair of pants from Mr. Willie Miller in Hancock’s bakery.  Of course he was guilty, for he was caught with the pants on (put there by mistake, he said).  He plead guilty, and shared the same fate as the others.
            Gen. Fluker, the big eater, was next called up.  He is the man who ate twenty loaves of bread, four pounds of raw bacon and three pints of syrup and quarreled because he was stopped from eating more.  As the gaunt giant stood up before the court, Judge Symmes arose and begged His Honor that he make special allowance for the feed of Fluker if he should be convicted, for Sheriff Berrie could not possibly feed him on forty cents per day, the amount allowed by law.  The General was not ready for trial, so his case was postponed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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