Georgian and News
VOL. 5. NO. 1407.
Speeitl Ntfht Edition.
ATLANTA, OA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2,1907.
Special Saturday Might Edition. PRICE: gMEggfggg
Exciting Times Are
Feared in Vene
MAY BE LYNCHED
Castro Won’t Keep Friends
of Slain Official from
Cina* Feb. 2.—Violent outbreak,
■re expected here as the remit of the
recent killing of General Matey Ilia*,
governor of Caracas, by political ene-
mlea who are followers of Vice Preal.
dent Vincent* Gomel. Friend, of the
late governor are threatening revenge.
One report hat It that companlea are
being armed and drilled ready for an
open attack on Gomex'e follower*.
Governor Malay Ilia* waa ahot down
In rold blod while In a cafe by Goinea'a
frlende. The murderer* are now In jail.
An attack on the prleon la feared from
IH**‘ friend* In-an effort-to-deal-out
summary puntahment to the murderer*.
Eighteen of Gomes', frlenda, who had
•pent the evening of January 17 In
drinking, rioting and ahoottng revol-
vers Indiscriminately, gathered In
rafe and began ahoutlng "Long live Go
mes." Governor Illaa drove to the cafe
to remonstrate with them. He waa In
vlted to alt down at thalr table and
was ahot while drinking with them.
Owing to the unfriendliness between
President Castro and Vice President
Gomes. It la not behaved any serious
attempt still be made to check follow,
era of the late Governor Illaa If they
make an attack on Gomel and hta
— New York. Feb. I.—After attending
the wnk* nf ex - Assemblyman -Dono
hue. who committed suicide last
Thursday In a saloon. John Boyd, a ms.
rhlntst and a firm friend of Donohue,
went to the lavatory of the same sa*
loon, at HO Wyeth avenue,. Brooklyn,
early today and shot hlmaelf, dying al
The suicide of Boyd has created
eeneatlon among the followers of Sen*,
tor MrCarren, In the Fourteenth astern,
hly district. (
GOES TO PALM BEACH.
epeel.l to The Georgina.
Savannah. Ga.. Feb. 8.—Robert Fits
elmmnn., the pugilist, passed through
this city today en route to Palm Beach,
where he will spend aome time.
JUOGE HANSEL’S FRIEND8
Special to The Georgian.
Thnmaevllle, Oft., Feh. 2 Judge A.
II. Hansel la resting a* well as could
be expected today. Scant hope Is en
tertained for hla recovery.
WILL TAKE LIBERTY BELL
TO JAMESTOWN EXPO.
Norfolk, Va. Feb. 2.—The old Lib
erty hell la to be moved once more
brought to the Jameatown Exposition
nml placed In the Pennsylvania state
building a duplicate of Independence
ROSE FOUND GUILlr
AND WA8 FINED $1,000
• arterevllle, Ga. Feb. 2.—Randolph
bore and H. M. Rose A Co. were found
guilty of eollrltlng orders for liquor
In Bartow county and sentenced to pay
“ ~ n * of *>.000 in each caae.
nicy appealed the case.
BISHOP WILLIAM STANCE
„ „ 18 CLAIMED BY DEATH
St Paul. Mlrtn., Feb. 2.—Bishop Wil
liam Rtange, of Fall River. Maas., died
?’ S' Mary's hospital, at Rochester.
.Minn, at a. nis today. He underwent
f* n operation for the- removal of a
"mor January 21. The body wMI be
takrn to Fall Elver tonight
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Atlanta Georgian and News. F. L. SEELY, Publisher.
10 STAKE LIFE
MAY DOUBLE TRACK
WESTERN & ATLANTIC
NORTH FROM ATLANTA
Cnrteravllle. Ga.. Feb. 2.—What is
considered a step In a movement which
will ultimately lead to the double
tracking of the Western and Atlantic
railroad was taken here this momlng
when the Bartow county grand jury
took not 6f the congested, condition of
the freight and passenger traffic being
done by the lessees of the line and
recommended a plan for the double
tracking the distance from here to At
The recommendation was made that
the matter be brought berore the leg-
ISUtUTc and that the state proceed to
make the needed Improvement; that
the state convicts be used In doing the
work, and when the new track was
laid It be leased to the present
of the road. It waa stated that In this
way the work could be accomplished
at a very small expense to th* state
and would add greatly to the value of
the state property. Over this branch of
the line there is now operated twenty-
two passenger trains and a score of
freight trains dally, which. It Is claimed
by the members of tka grand Jury,
greatly endanger the lives of passtn
gtrs and train crews
Many ban believe that this reoom-
mendatlon will meet with
provsl and the state will
GROUND HOG TOOK A LOOK,
THEN SK1DOOED TO HOLE;
SIX WEEKS MORE WINTER
Six weeks more of winter!
That Is, If you believe In signs, and
especially the ground hog theory.
For Saturday la the. day _thgt. thl
ground hog comes nut of his hole st
noon to look for hla shadow. At noon
old Sol came nut from behind a bunch
of clouds and put on enough front for
the ground hog to see his shadow on
And according to the custom* of hla
ancestor*, the ground hog hiked about
and re-entered hie hole for another six
going to be alx weeks more of winter
and he didn't want any of It In his.
And the cnmblpsllon of the ground
hog - * Intelligence and the sun seemed
to agree with the weather man. For
he has said It Is going to be colder
Saturday night and Sunday.
But If you think Forecaster Marbury
believes In these kinds of signs, forget
It. Perish the thought! He scoffs at
the ground hog and says he Is a four-
flusher and doesn't know anything
about the weather.
weeks' stay. Because the seeing of hla
shadow on the ground meant there was
•Suppose." reflected Forecaster Mar-
bury, "the ground hog came out over
In Alabama where the aun waa shining
brightly and aaw his shadow, and an
other hog on the Georgia side of the
river where It was cloudy came out
and failed to see his shadow. The
Alabama hog would take to hla hoi*
again and the Georgia bog would re
main outside. Now, doee tbat mean
Alabama la going to have six weeks
more of winter and for the next alx
weeks Georgia will have nothing but
balmy spring days? Nothing to It."
But, notwithstanding, tha Atlanta
ground hog got next to his shadow at
noon on Saturday and lit out for th*
hole. And If there la a bunch of spring
weather coming, why It's Just a good
one on the ground hog.
FOR POSTAL JOBS
One hundred and thirty application*
have been received by the civil service
ofllclala In Atlanta from persona In At
lanta and vicinity who wish to become
postofflee clerks and carrlara In the
Tha examination will be bald on th*
fourth.floor of the poatnfflce building
next Wednesday and Thursday. About
aeventy of the applicants at* white and
the ofllclala expect to secure about fort
ty eligible* from the number.
Tide Leaps Above High
: Water Mark at
FATHER GIBBONS DIES
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Speaial te The Georgian.
New Orleans. La„ Fsb. 2.—Rev. William Qlbbons, 8. M„ dlad today aft.
sr a lingering Hints*. Father Gibbons was on* of th* bast known mem
bers of th* Mariat order in th* United State*.
Special to Tha Georgian.
Memphis. Tenn., Fab. 2.—Only mir
acle now, u la believed. can' save the
H"Hrtruth. rfWMM which
at this stag* of th* Mississippi river,
means the flooding of a fertile country,
hundreds nf square mile* In extent,
which dwells 40,000 people, and stop
ping the traffic on four railroads enter
ing Memphis from Arkansas.
The water la lapping Ih* lop of the
leve* and In aome places trickling
through sand and earth bags relnforc
Ing the omhnnkmenta. Despite the Im
minent danger of a break, hundreds
of families, mainly nagrnea, are
malnlng In their homes almost under
the shadow of the levee which la but
weakly withstanding the terrific pres-
iaura of th* wall of water, thirty feet
| high. Live stock Is running at largo
back of these lavaaa and seemingly no
concern Is felt by Ih* people, whose
Uvea are hanging In a balance.
The river at Memphis this morning
passed the previous high-water mark
of 1*01, when It mounted to 40.2. a rls*
of four-tenths of a foot In twenty-four
hours. The former mark waa one Inch
lower than this, and the water la con
tinuing to mount.
The crest of the flood Is expected to
morrow morning, and Forecaster Em
ery holds to hi* prediction made sev
eral days ago. that th* rlvar will reach
forty and a halt fast before It begins
Below Memphis the levees are report
ed to be standing wall, although trouble
at many points la likely to„ occur be
tween Lakevlew and Enaley, Miss., on
the Yaxoo and Mississippi Valley rail
road. Th* water has covered (he tracks
and la menacing traffic.
In north Memphis, where th* back
waters from the rlvar have overflowed
the bayou, causing several blocks of
residence district to b* Inundated, all
persons trapped have been moved wlili
Ight Impedimenta to safety.
PROMISE MORE CARS
IF ONE CENT FART
IS NOT MADE LAW
Upon the promise of President Ark
wright. of the Georgia Railway and
Electric Company, that he would add
care on the congested lines, Alderman
Key haa consented to hold up Me ordi
nance prohibiting the charge of more
than 1 cant for fare for any person not
provided with a reasonable seat In a
The committee on freight rates and
transportation, to which the ordinance
by Alderman Key was referred, met
Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Th*
full committee wag present 'as ware
also Preston Arkwright, president r* log down te
the Georgia Bollwfcy and Electric Light
E. J. Elliott.
The funeral services of E. J. Elliott
were conducted Saturday morning. The
Interment was In Hollywood cemetery.
dent and general manager.
Alderman McBachem, chairman of
th* committee, read-the-ordinance, and
been sold, and'I believe It ia
true," said Mr. Arkwright, "that tWs
ordinance la unique, t know t never
beard of such an ordinance. Jf adopt
ed, I don't believe li can be enforced,
although that le a question for you.
and not me, to decide.
Congestion of Cere.
"At certain hours ■ > me day It >s
Impossible to avoid crowded core. We
have to move practically the whole
population of the city In two hour.1.
There are periods of congestion in
every business; In theaters, on rail
roads. and In mercantile establish
"We are doing everything we can
provide sufficient care, hut we can
never have enough to keep some pen
pie from standing aome of the time
That condition estate everywhere. Wc
have added seventy-seven rare since
we took the property In 1902. and wo
have twenty now being built which will
be added In April."
Councilman Martin said the street
car service waa such that aomathlng
must be don* to make tha company af
ford batter accommodation* for tbe
"On tha Washington street ling tha
one which I have to patronise moat fra.
quantly, the conditions are really se
rious. It'a about the same on other
Alderman Kay. the author of th* or
dlnanre, said ha fbund It that way on
"Such a thing as'gat ring ■ seat," b*
■aid. "never occurs to me *Oy store
take It for iiextii I have to ilia I u
No matter where t go, whether asm
weak, gatag to Beast pork.
COURT BF APPEALS
SENDS FIRST CASE
TO SUPREME COURT
The flret caae to be certified to the
supreme court by the court nf appeals
for decision on a constitutional ques
tion Is that of Will Cunningham vs.
The order was passed Saturday
morning, and the constitutional Issue
raised Is aa follows:
Is I he act approved December 20.
1*94, entitled, "An art to amend sec
tion 341 of the penal rode nf Georgia
by Inserting Immediately after th# word
any' In the third line and before the
word 'penal 1 the following words, ‘Kind
of metal knurks,'" unconstitutional In
■hla, that said act violates paragraph 17
to Weatvlew, or to Boat Point, the
cars ore congested."
Councilman Long!no gave It aa hi*
opinion that tbe a treet car company,
ke tha railroads, had not figured on
" Increase of bualn
Never Get Seats.
"I never gat a saoL either," ha stat
ed. "and the care at West End are
nearly always packed. It'a true that
the schedules have been shortened and
more cars added, but the congestion
Alderman Key sold It was his pur
pose In Introducing the ordinance, eith
er to have the 1-cent fare for those not
provided with reasonable seals adopt
ed. or else to exact a promise from the
company to provide sufficient care to
meet the demands.
He moved that tha committee ad
Jnura. to meat again, at which linn
President Arkwright would submit the
present schedules of the company and
the changes he Intended to make. He
sold If the company would make the
changes the committee aaw necessary,
he would not push the ordinance.
President Arkwright consented
this, and the committee adjourned un
til next Saturday morning at 11 o’clock.
of the constitution of Georgia, because
It undertakes to amend section 141 of
the penal code by mere reference to
the number of the section and doea not
distinctly describe the law lo b*
amended, or the alteration to be made
A certified atatement of thla. with th*
records, will b* transmitted to the su
preme court. The caae came from the
city court of Balnbridge.
JAMESTOWN TO GET
$000,000 FROM 0, S,
Washington. Feb. 2.—The appropria.
tlon committee of th* house today
made Ita report on the proposed loan
to the Jamestown Exposition Company.
As Incorporated by the senate In th*
urgency deflctency bill, the loan I* for
Jl.nno.OflO. The house committee rut
this down to 1400,0011 and provided for
a lien on the real ratals and other
property of the company. Instead of
taking a portion of the gross receipts.
Twelfth Juror Selected
and the Trial Opens
TO BE REMOVED
Said that Emotional Insan-i
ity May Be Plea of the
By DOROTHY DIX.
New York. Fab. 3.—Th* hands of tJx»'
great marble clock In the criminal court
room which has ticked away the no-'
menu of doom for so many anxious
prisoners standing at the bar of jus
tice had nearly marked th. hour of ad.
Journment whan the last of th* man
who are to try Horry Thaw for killing
Stanford Whit* waa ehoaen and tha
It sent an electric thrill through tha
room that brought ovary one to sharp
attention on the Instant Harry Thaw.
, had hern lounging back listlessly
In hla chair, hla face aet In an expres
sion of dull Irritation, drew hlmeslf up,
alert the tight of battle In hla eyas.
Thaw Looks at Juror.
Behind him the two alatara, tha
countess of Yarmouth and Mrs. Car.
negle. clutched each other's hand hi
wordless sympathy, and Evelyn’s bin*,
robed flour* swayed uncosuclonaty
nearer to the faithful Mies Mae!
ss If seeking support. The
wearing, nerve-wrecking prologue.
the grim drama waa over
the stage cleared for th*
of th* tragedy.
A mr—asft more aat Clack ’
waa drawltag owl tbs etBclal (g
"Filauuar ht th* bar. arise ag
upon tbe Juror. Juror look upon
■Uonsr." ■ ■
Horry Thaw stumbled to hU feet,
hastily, Ilk. n schoolboy nveranslou* to
obey the rules, and In Cm*equenc*
nervous and embarrassed, its sallow
face turned suddenly whll. Hla Ups
twitched, hla hands clenched them-
eelvas. Eighteen tlmaa haa he enacted
the same little scene—for Are jurors
nasal did It have quits l
nlflcance of thl* time.
Face to Fare With Fata.
Alwaya before It hr as tentative.
Thar* ware other Jurors to follow. Thla
Urns It waa Anal. He was face to
fare with hla fate at last The cholcd
of tho men who were to decide the la*
•ue of lift and daoth for him had bean
made. The die waa cast Ha could are
what manner of men were to Judge
He saw the twelfth Juror, a dark,
handsome young man. named Bernard
Oeratman. A man of about hla own
ag*. that la to say about 17 or H. with
a keenly Intelligent face that was reso
lute looking, and yet not without tha
temperament, the Imagination sod tyra-,
pathy with what la poatlo and roman-.
tic. that la the heritage of hta Ho
represent* youth on the Jury, the bal
ance being mostly a group of vleux
Monday morning will see tbe begin,
nlng of one of the greatest battles
ever waged for a life, and now that l
the two opposing camps have bean;
each other for more
la possible te make
Garvan la Heavy Artillery.
On the on* aide la the prosecution,
represented by Mr. Jeroms and Mr.
Garvan. In action, Mr. Jerome la auava,
keen, courteous, with beautirul man.
nan. Mr. Garvan la lha heavy aatn-
lent, th* artillery of facts—and Na
poleon said that In war God waa on
the side of the heavy artillery. Ha
It waa who got together the mountain
of proof against Nan Patterson, and
who tracked the Bmltha half serosa tha
contlnsnt and at last got tho Incrimi
nating letters and diary In thalr trunk.
Hla examination of tho talesmen haa
bean singularly clear and to tho point.
It i* said that he le going to make th*
opening speech for the proeecuUon.
Thaw’s forces ore led by Mr. Hart-
ridge, the prisoner's old friend and
companion. Mr. Hartridg* la a young
man with a fare Ilk* tha Imprint on an
Continued an Pag* Twelve, 2d Section.
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the examination by the American Audit Company, under the same conditions that they examined The Georgian, and
Will give $ l ,000 worth of coal to the Orphan Homes that may be selected by Mayor Joyner, Rabbi Marx and For
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months ending January 31,1907, the findings to be published. This is in the face of the advertised claims of as
high as 52,000 and over. THE A TLANTA GEORGIAN AND NEWS.