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Friday 11 February 1898
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STEALING FROM GRAVES—Some Complaint About the Taking of Vases, &c., From the Cemetery.
Quite a number of complaints have been heard lately from citizens who have relatives buried in Oak Grove cemetery about thieves who go there and remove vases, &c., from the graves. Some people also take up plants by the roots. THE CALL is inclined to believe that some of the better class of people take the flowers while actual thieves steal the vases and other things from the graves. If the bad practice does not stop somebody is likely to get into serious trouble.
Saturday 12 February 1898
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UNREQUITED LOVE CAUSED A MURDER—A Tragedy on St. Simon Island Yesterday—LOVE AFFAIR CAUSES THE DEATH—John Currie, Colored, Loses His Temper and Shoots Venus Jones, the Woman He Loves.
St. Simon [sic] was yesterday the scene of a very cowardly and a
very cold hearted murder.
Sunday 13 February 1898
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CURRIE BEHIND THE STEEL CAGE—The St. Simon Negro Captured Yesterday—HE WAS CAUGHT IN BROOKLYN—Brunswick Officers do a Good Piece of Detective Service—A Call Representative Present.
John Currie, the negro who on Friday shot Venus Jones
at St. Simon [sic] Island and made his escape to this city, was yesterday
arrested and placed in jail by officers of the law.
Thursday 20 October 1898
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WARM TIMES EXPECTED ON THE BRUNSWICK BAR—HOW PILOT WAR STANDS TO DATE—The Two Sides Stand Even Now—THE JORDAN BEAT THE KNIGHT—When the Damaged Boats Get on the Bar it Will Be Interesting.
And the pilot war is now on in earnest. From
the night of Oct. 15 the combination broke up and the two factions of pilots
began to hurtle for themselves. On one side is: Captains Brockington,
Tortensen [sic], W.W. Tabbot, Walter Brockington, Eugene
Tabbot; Alex Manoe, E.C. Pearson, Inglebretsen.
THE RIFLEMEN OF ’61—A List of the Men Who Followed Gordon.
The Brunswick Riflemen have the distinction of
being the only military company in Georgia which has kept its organization
intact since the civil war.
PRIVATES—G.W. Aymer, J.S. Armstrong, Jas. B. Arnold, Robt. J. Aikin, S.A. Brockington, A.L. Blount, W.D. Beckhorn, Wm. E. Clarke, John Curry, Thomas Cumming, Robt. S. Clubb, C.W. Dixon, J.E. Dart, F.M. Dart, E.D. Dupree, Patrick Dunn, Wol’e [??] Ellis, Jas. Flynn, Henry Ferrell, T.J. Goodbread, T.B. Goodbread, James Goulden, Henry Holmes, John L. Harris, F. Higginbotham, Austin Holcombe, Henry Highsmith, ---- Johnson, A.J. Lynch, Thomas Lumby, W. Lundy, Jos. Lasserre, Charles Miller, Edward B. Morian, Leonidas C. Marlin, W.W. Mangham, Jas. McLemore, John Martin, John O’Brien, Dennis O’Brien, Alex Peters, James D. Piles, James Speer, John G. Smith, Daniel Smith, Jacob Sykes, Wm. J. Sallins, D.J. Sallins, John Spears, Elhannan Summerall, Geo. H. Thomas, Hamilton Thomas, Benjamin Williams, Henry B. Wilson, James Wright, Frederick Wourse, Clayton Williams, George Wicks, M.C. Wilkinson, John Robinson.
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WARM TIMES EXPECTED ON THE BRUNSWICK BAR—A STEAMBOAT WAR IS NOW PROBABLY—Rumored That Two Tow Steamers Coming—GENERALLY THOUGHT TO BE TRUE—A Brunswickian Interested and is Ready to Put up Bit Money.
Opposition on the Brunswick bar seems to be
contagious. No sooner had the pilots split than rumors were flying of a
probably opposition to the towing combination. A CALL reporter started out his
morning to ascertain whether or not there was any truth in the rumors and from
what was learned it seems to be so. A prominent and wealthy Brunswick
businessman is at the head of the movement and he told the CALL man that
opposition was almost a sure thing. He further said he was ready to put up a
large amount and that other than local men were interested.
Saturday 4 March 1899
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GOLD ON HIS FARM—Ex-Collector Lamb’s Very Novel Discovery—He Finds Several Gold Pieces Buried On His Place. Believes There Is More.
Hon. T.W. Lamb was in the city yesterday from his country home near Brunswick and reports a very novel discovery on his farm a few days ago. Mr. Lamb says one of his men was at work digging when he unearthed several gold pieces dated more than a hundred years ago. During the day several more pieces were found and Mr. Lamb is under the impression that a bed of this coin is hidden somewhere in the neighborhood and he intends to make a careful search for it.
GOOD FOR MABRY—He Is to Get a Good Job When Term Expires.
P.H. Mabry, who was sent up from here
for a term of ten years, will get a $1200 position when his term in the
penitentiary expires. The Gless lumber company, who hired Mabry from the
state authorities, have offered him a permanent position after his term expires
and name $1200 as the salary.
Sunday 5 March 1899
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ST. SIMON [sic] SCHOOL—An Interesting Letter From the Schools There.
St Simon’s Island, March 3, ’99. THE CALL,
Brunswick, Ga.—Thinking that some of your many readers might be interested in
the progress that we children are making under the management of our new teacher
(Miss Mada McDonald) whom we all love very much and think she is the best
we have had. I enclose the honor roll for the past month. All of us are much
interested in our studies and regret that the school has to be closed for lack
of funds to pay the teachers. Our parents are going to try and keep Miss
Mada for two month-more, and there is a canvass being made now to find what
amount of money can be raised to that end.
HONOR ROLL, ST. SIMON’S SCHOOL—Julia Gould, Ella Callaghan, Normeda Bryan, Herbert Cantivell, Elliott Stevens, Harry Crider, Richard Gould, Martin Boyles, Potter Gould, Earl Wallace, Rufus Jones, Reginald Taylor, Claude Crider.
DANGEROUSLY HURT—Fireman Sam Ward the Victim of Painful Accident Yesterday.
Fireman Sam Ward met with a very painful accident at an early hour yesterday morning. He was responding to an alarm of fire and was on the hook and ladder truck which being driven at a rapid rate turned over throwing the fireman heavily to the ground, reflecting several painful wounds. Mr. Ward was taken to his home and medical aid summoned. He was reported as resting easy last night.
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ATTEMPTED MURDER—Dangerous Negro’s Rash Act Yesterday—Attempted to Kill Capt. Tom Foley and Was Jailed by Two Active Officers.
Adam Denegall, a well known and
dangerous negro, was yesterday placed in jail by Officers Lamb [and]
Scarlett on the very serious charge of assault with intent to murder.
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APPROACHING WEDDING—Mr. A.C. Jeffers and Miss Lillie Mitchell to be Married.
On Wednesday evening, March 22, at the First
Methodist church, Mr. Albyn C. Jeffers and Miss Lillie Mitchell
will be united in the holy bonds of wedlock.
Mrs. John L. Mitchell
Mr. Jeffers is a well known young merchant and Miss Mitchell is one
of Brunswick’s sweetest young ladies.
Tuesday 18 January 1900
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NEW OFFICERS TO BE CHOSEN--By Brunswick’s Military--Under The New Law--Capt. Dart Not A Candidate to Succeed Himself.
Saturday 18 August 1900
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Mary McNish Burroughs, Editor
Mrs. William Berrien Burroughs is slightly improved from her illness at her home on C Street.
Mrs. A.T Putnam has returned from a pleasant visit with friends in Florida.
An average crowd of Brunswickians were present at the fairgrounds yesterday afternoon, to enjoy many of the amusements offered to them by Capt. Newman of the Fair Association, Brunswick social and Brunswick otherwise was present, and all spent a pleasant afternoon.
The sisters who will come to Brunswick shortly to conduct the Catholic Convent here, will be welcomed by many and their presence promises to be a charming addition to the church.
Misses Mary and Bessie Atkinson of Camden County spent several days this week in Brunswick, the guest of friends, and left for Marietta, where they will spend the rest of summer, going to Lucy Cobb in the fall, where they will spend several terms.
The ladies of St. Judes Church will give a charming ice cream festival in the yard adjoining the church on the afternoon and evening of the twenty-first, to which everyone is given a cordial invitation to be present.
Tuesday 15 January 1901
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WEDDING OF THE MILLIONAIRES—Alfred Vanderbilt and Miss Elsie French—IT OCCURRED IN NEWPORT—At the Bride’s Request the Ceremoney was Simplified
Newport, R.I., Jan. 14—Mr. Alfred Gwynne
Vanderbilt and Miss Elsie French were married here today at noon and
although it took place at one of the highest Episcopal churches in the city, the
program of the ceremony, at the request of Miss French, was simplified as
much as possible. The church was gorgeously decorated.
Friday 29 March 1901—Times-Call
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THE CITY COURT
Two cases occupied nearly the entire day in the city court yesterday. Harry Walters, charged with keeping open a tippling house on the Sabbath was acquitted. Joe Bazzell, the negro who did the stealing from the Douglas Hardware company was found guilty and sentenced to eleven months on the chaingang. These cases ended the criminal docket and the civil side was taken up. The first case tried was that of Samuel Dent vs. John Currie for defamation of character. This case is now on trial.
Saturday 30 March 1901—Times-Call
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A LONG CASE—The Case of Samuel Dent vs. Mr. John Currie Has Ended.
The case of Samuel Dent vs. Mr. John Currie, which
started in the City court Thursday ended yesterday.
Thursday 2 May 1901—Times-Call
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WHITE MAN KILLED BY BLOW FROM A NEGRO—Fatal Difficulty Near Bladen Tuesday Night—NEGRO IS STILL AT LARGE—The Dead Man Was a Brother to Mrs. Joseph Lasserre of This City
At Owens’ store, four miles from Bladen on the F.C. and P. railroad
Tuesday night, Mr. Brown, brother of Mrs. Joseph Lasserre, of this city, was
brained by a negro and the murderer is still at large.
Friday 3 May 1901—Times-Call
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MURDERER OF BROWN GIVES UP TO SHERIFF—An Old Negro Surrenders to Authorities—TELLS A PECULIAR STORY—Says He Never Struck Mr. Brown With Scantling, But Only a Blow With His Fist
There is in the murderer’s cell of the Glynn county jail at present
an old-time-Georgia darkey, who says he is 63 years old, but from all
appearances, he is not a day less than 80.
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