VOL. VI. NO. 1.877.
FROM THE ELECTION
Republicans Turn Many Tables
to Their Account.
HOW IT IS IN WASHINGTON.
Employes who are Republicans
Easily identified by Their
Washington, Nov. B.—The Republi
cans here are exulting over the election.
An observer, in passing through the gov
ernment departments can easily identify
the Republicans holding places. Their
faces are wreathed in smiles, and they
cannot refrain from crowing over their
The prevailing opinion here is t hat the
defeat of the Democracy in the northern
states is mainly due to the existing bus
iness depression and hard times. Many
mills and factories are closed
which were running last year, and
tho Republican campaigners had but to
remind the idle employes that they had
worked under a Democratic administra
tion. No reasoning could overcome the
effect, no matter how clearly it was
demonstrated that the evils we are now
Buffering came to us from Republican
The defeat in New York is attributed
to the stubbornness of the machine in
nominating Maynard for the court of
appeals and Boody for mayor of Brook
lyn. Democratic protests against such
methods came from all parts of the state.
A Clean Sweep In New York.
New York, Nov. B.—The election in
this state was a clean, complete sweep
for the Republicans, and ever town only
adds to the thoroughness of the defeat
suffered by the Democrats.
Bartlett is elected to the court of ap
peals probably by over 85,000 plurality,
and the rest of the Republican state
ticket wins by 20,000.
The state senate, now Democratic, will
have a Republican majority of six; the
assembly a majority of seven.
In the constitutional convention there
will be 105 Republicans to 70 Democrats.
In the' city of New York Tammany
carried through the entire state and
'vonnty ticket. Maynard had a plurality
of only 30,090, the rest of the ticket get
ting an average of 60,000.
The present assembly delegation is
solidly Democratic. Three Republicans
were elected. Sheffield in the eleventh,
Lawson in the twenty-third, and Rob
ertson in the twenty-seventh.
Latest from New Jersey.
Trenton, Nov. 8. —The latest returns
of the New Jersey election increase the
majority of the anti-race track
men, and emphasize the defeat of
the ring which has so long dominated
the state. The opponents of the gamb
lers and men under the lead of Bosses
Thompson and McLaughlin won a great
Richmond, Nov. B.—The indications
are that the Democratic majority will
reach 50,000. The following are believ
ed to be the only counties in the state
that have gone for the Populists: New
kent, Campbell, Caroline, Greenville,
Prince George, Powhattan, Prince Ed
ward, Sussex, Tazewell and Floyd.
di> lea go Endorses Gary.
Chicago, Nov. 8. —The revisions of the
election returns shows that tho Repub
licans elected their entire judicial tick
ets, with the possible exception of Craft,
with Judge Gary in the lead. Craft is
identified to some extent with the social
Heat Boies Badly.
Des Moines, Nov. B.—Frank D. Jack
son, Republican candidate for governor,
is elected by a plurality of about 30,000.
The balance of the Republican ticket is
elected by" large majority. The legis
lature will be Republican.
Sacramento's Local Election.
Sacramento, Cal., Nov. B.—Mayor B.
U. Steinman, Democrat, has been re
elected by 1,148 majority, over W. F.
Knox, Republican. The rest of the mu
nicipal ticket is divided among the Re
publicans and Democrats.
McKinley’s Big Plurality.
Columbus, Nov. B.—At the Demo
cratic state headquarters they have con
ceded that the result was such as to give
them no cause for looking after the re
turns. McKinley’s plurality will exceed
Massachusetts Goes Likewise.
Boston, Nov. 8. —The legislature, so
far as heard froih, stands: House—Re
publicans, 153; Democrats, 18; not heard
from, 39. Senate Republicans, 30;
Democrats, 7; not heard from, 3.
The Keystone State Goes Republican.
Philadelphia, Nov. B.—The estima
ted majority by counties on the vote for
state treasurer show a majority of 107,-
925 for Jackson, the Republican candi
Fol- Murdrrp'g an Infant.
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 8. —Henry Go
ings, a negro, has been convicted of the
murder of his own child in the superior
court here. The defendant, a few weeks
ago, to save a woman he had wronged,
hT.inazl <1 new-horn babe, and buried the
THE ROME TRIBII
inrant; m a cigs? pox m rue yala. me
foul murder was disclosed a f.rv du vs
afterwards, when the mother died sud
denly from confinement and the coroner
was called upon to hold an inquest. It
was a brutal murder, and the jury was
out only a few minutes before they
agreed upon the verdict. The death sen
tence will be passed.
THE REPORT CONFIRMED.
The State Department Ha* Information of
Costa Bica Incident.
Washington. Nov. B.—Secretary
ham has received a dispatch from United
States Minister Bacon, who was on the
steamer Costa Rica at Amatala, Hondu
ras, when it was fired upon by the au
thorities of that place because she re
fused to surrender one of the passengers
to the government officials of that place.
The Costa Rica was flying the Ameri
can flag at the time and Minister Ba
con’s dispatch, giving a full report, con
firms the press reports of the act.
The steamer entered the port of Am
apala, in Honduras, and while there tho
authorities of the government demanded
of the captain the surrender of Barilla,a
citizen of Honduras, who was a passen
ger on the ship on his way to Guatema
la. Barilla, it is understood, had been
engaged in some insurrectionary move
ment in Honduras, for which a criminal
charge is pending. After the ship re
ceived her clearance papers, while she
was leaving port, six or seven shots were
fired, whether directly at her or in front
of her to bring her to, is not clear.
The secretary of state was at the cabi
net meeting when the dispatch from
Minister Bacon arrived, and it was taken
over to him there. The prolonged ses
sion of the cabinet up to 2 o’clock gave
time for the consideration of the subject
and it was probably discussed.
Captain Dow, in command of the
Costa Rica, is the same captain who
harbored Barrundia several years ago,
who was killed on his ship while the at
tempt was being made to forcibly re
move him by the government oh whose
waters the ship lay.
It has been established that a political
refugee who is a passenger as Borilla
cannot be taken from the ship which he
is on. The chance presence of the United
States ministry on this vessel in this
case is not considered to make any dif
ference in the diplomatic aspect in the
Americus* Paper Will Eiill Advocate Sound
Democracy—The Receiver’s Sale.
Americus, Ga., Nov. B.—The Times-
mech ant cal o'ulCt, by the
, receiver for $7,696, at public sale.*'l lfere
were several bidders, representing the
holders of preferred claims, and the
opinion prevails that t’.i? price paid was
a good one. Mr. R. Don McLeod bid
for the receiver to fix a minimum bid,
and Messrs. T. Y. Brent, E.L. Merchant
and J. B. Heyward bid for claims rep
resented by them, and about up to the
full value thereof.
The property was sold in separate lots
under the decree of the court. The sale
is subject to the ratification of Judge
Fish. If th3 price, in his judgment, is
sufficient, the titles will be made to the
purchasers. If he regards the price too
low he will reject the bids and have the
property sold again.
Meantime the business of The Times-
Recorder will be conducted as usual by
the receiver until the sale is confirmed
and the purchasers take charge. . The
owners of the preferred claims under
which the property was bid off, are
friendly to the present management and
policy of The Times-Recorder and there
will, therefore, under the new regime,
be no change in the character of the pa
per or its relations to its friends or pa
trons. It will be conducted as in the
past, in the interest of Americus, and
will advocate sound Democracy and
whatever tends to advance the material
prosperity of the city and section.
The Mitchell-Corbett Battle Still Causing
People to Talk.
New York, Nov. B.—The fact that
Mitchell and Corbett have apparently
agreed to fight before the Olympic Ath
letic club, of New Orleans, for a $20,000
purse has spurred the other clubs who
have heen threatening bids the past
week. The Little Rock and Florida
athletic clubs are positive they can pull
the affair off.
Mitchell received a telegram from the
projectors of the Little Rock club to the
effect that they would guarantee to pull
off the fight. They will give a $20,000
purse, and assure Mitchell and Corbett
that the governor will not interfore.
No Chance in Louisiana.
New Orleans, Nov. B.—ln an inter
view regarding the proposed Mitchell-
Corbett contest, Governor Foster said:
“My opinions on that subject are very
strong, and I am glad to have the oppor
tunity of making them known. I shall
prevent its taking place in Louisiana at
all hazards. I shall use every means in
my power to prevent it, and if I have
any authority in this state I will surely
Shot by His Neighbor.
V JtusTA, Ga., Nov. B.—Edward Pe
rin, 60 years old, a prosperous farmer,
living a few miles from the city, was
shot and killed near his home by J. W.
Clapp, a neighbor. Clapp came to town
and surrendered to the authorities.
Weeks* Speedy Trial.
New York, Nov. B.—Francis H.
Weeks has been sentenced to 10 years
imprisonment in Sing Sing prison. He
pleaded guilty on arraignment and the
ex '■’re proceedings did not occupy five
ROME, GA., THUksDAY OflOßNltfli, NOVEMBER 9. 1893.
Treasury Coin Notes are to Be
CERTIFICATES TO BE PAID
In Silver May Be Issued to
Take Their Place in the
Washington, The adminis-
tration, it is believed, has decided upon'
a financial policy, which will lead event
ually to the retirement of the treasury
coin notes issued under the Sherman
law, and the substitutioa therefor of sil
ver certificates redeemable only in silver.
This was practically indicated in the an
nouncement of Secretary Carlisle’s inten
tion to coin the silver ballion in the
treasury and to issue silver certificates
on the seignorage gained through the
coinage, It has been said that this plan
for the coinage of silver bullion was
made known for political effect in Vir
ginia and other states where the Popu
lists threaten Democratic success. While
it may have this effect incidentally the
policy has a far wider scope, and it will
have a most important bearing on the
The plan will not be put into practical
operation until the mints are ready to
resume the coining of standard silver
dollars, and Bureau of Engraving and
Printing has turned out a sufficient num
ber Os silver certificates for the treasury
to proceed with the redemption of coin
notes without contracting the currency.
It is known that the bureau is now
printing these certificates, but the secre
tary probably will not make known the
details of his plan for several days.
So long as the Sherman law was in op
eration the secretary was powerless to
redeem the treasury notes in the manner
now proposed. Under the terms of that
act they had to be reissued. Although
$52,000,000 and upwards of these notes—
more than one-third of the entire issue—
were redeemed in gold the secretary was
forced to expose the reserve to another
assault by reissuing them. Now the sit
uation is changed. The secretary will
redeem treasury notes in gold if de
manded, but once in the treasury they
will be redeemed in silver and silver cer
tificates reissued. If the secretary had
possessed the authority when the $52,-
000,000 wer< redeemed in gold to reissue
silver certificates the coin notes out
standing wouldjipw aggregate less than
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n plan wi
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lead to any gl '•
the < oi!i tivasni-;,-
the treasury figures,
g>Mui h nl a than
vious to the war. For
treasury has been
New 1 ork in gold. There iMfS22sHgg
now of a further raid on the
as the coin notes will be absorbed grad
ually it is not expected that the new pol
icy will hav any untoward effect.
The policy of the administration will
have one great beneficial effect. It will
prevent the contraction of the small
notes in circulation. The treasury notes
were issued 'or the greater part in small
denominations, and when they were
withdrawn for demands of gold there
followed a scarcity, which was felt all
through the country last summer. Sil
ver certificates and silver dollars will be
kept continually in evidence. At the
same time the gold reserve will be pro
tected, and it is chiefly in the interest of
preserving it intact as far as possible
that the new policy will be inaugurated.
The coinage of the silver bullion under
this new policy will not begin probably
for two weeks. Or the total amount of
bullion now held—l4o,ooo,ooo ounces—
-119,000,000 are now stored in the Phila
delphia mint. Much of this -will have
to be shipped to New Orleans for coin
age. The Philadelphia mint made the
greatest record in its history last month.
No less than $7,500,000 in eagles and
half eagles were turned out.
Voorhees May Have a Bill.
Washington, Nov. B.—Senator Harris
says of a current rumor that Mr. Voor
hees intends to introduce a free coinage
bill early next session:
“I am sure I cannot say what Mr.
Voorhees will do, but I should not be
surprised at all if he should introduce a
free coinage bill, as is reported. Such
an act would not be inconsistent. I
have said on the floor of the senate that
Mr. Voorhees is as strong a believer in
silver as I am, and in making that state
ment I put on record my honest convic
Mr. Harris thinks the silver men will
be disposed to allow the silver question
to rest for awhile, though bills will be
introduced and may be discussed. He
thinks there is a fair chance to repeal
the state bank tax; also that the secre
tary of the treasury has the power and
ought to coin the silver bullion in the
treasury. On the subject of a bond issue
Mb-. Harris said:
"I prefer to wait and see what the
wishes of the secretary of the treasury
Tlie Trouble With Hoge.
Washington, Nov. B.—Au unpaid
tailor’s bill turns out to be the straw that
broke the camel’s back in the case of
Colonel Hoge, the United States consul
to Amoy, China, who has been sum
moned from Sau Francisco to Washing
ton, to answer charges prepared against
him by several responsible persons. Soon
after receiving notice of his-appointment
Mr. Hoge ordered several handsome
suits of clothes of George T. Keen, a*
WiL.hington tailor, but has never paid
I The account was Disced in the baigls 1
The account was Disced in the banjs
or unuren <x biiow, a num or collection
lawyers, who, after failing to get the
money from Hoge, prefirred charges
against him at the stat* department.
So many complaints havs already been
received concerning Hon’s loose busi
ness methods that Secretfay Gresham
concluded he would have a*tnorough in
vestigation before allowing the consul to
go to his post, and he therefore ordered
him to Washington.
Cannot Sue to Recover llielr Offices.
Washington, Nov. B.—Chief Justice
Fuller, of the supreme court, has hand
ed down a decision denying the applica
-tion of ex-United States District Attor-
northern Alabama for leave to fife peti
tions for orders directing their reinstate
ment in office. They were removed by
President Cleveland, and they claim they
were entitled to serve the terms
for which they were appointed should
expire. The Court did not g 6 into the
merits of the cash.
LaGrlppe in Alaska,
Washington, Nov. B.—Under date of
Unalaska, Alaska, Oct. 7, Captain Hea
ly, of the revenue cutter Bear, reports
that an epidemic of lagrippe and pneu
monia has broken out at that place
among the people of the village and on
the vessels m the harbor.
Mexico Advance* Duties.
Washington, Nov. B.—The secretary
of state has received the translation of a
decree of Oct. 20, 1893, making import
ers liable at Mexican ports from and
after Jan. 1, 1894, to an additional tax
on imports of 1 and 1-4 of 1 per cent.
A GREAT SCANDAL.
An Oklahoma Grand Jury Makes Whole
sale Charges Against Officials.
North Enid, O. T., Nov. B.—The
findings of the United States grand jury,
just reported, consist of three closely
typewritten pages devoted to the conduct
of the land officers of this district.
Methods employed to fleece the settlers
who were in line immediately after the
opening are severely condemned.
The grand jury names Nat Campbell,
Lee Gray, William Fossett and James
Dene, of Kingfisher, the last being a can
didate for the Kingfisher postofflee, as
subject to criminal prosecution. The
jury also says that the laud office officials
at SouthEnid who were participants in the
scheme to fleece the settlers, were daily
cognizant of the frauds being perpetrated
and at no time made the least effort to
prevent their apcomplishiupnt, but on
the contrary connived with The bribers,
and even went so far as to shield them
. from _ _
It is said the settlers will
proceedings to recover money
officials in the form of bribes. jKSSkBi
promises to be one of the
scandals of western official life.
The Fate of a Feind Who Had Committed
Gaffneys, S. C., Nov. B.—Bob Ken
nedy, a negro, was arrested here for an
attempted assault upon a respectable
white woman—Mrs. Huskey. His at
tempt was not successful, as he was
frightened by the woman’s screams and
His identity was established beyond a
doubt, and about midnight he was taken
from the officers who had him ill charge.
A crowd of citizens numbering 200 car
ried him to a slaughter pen near the city
and hanged him.
There was no excitement or disorder.
He confessed the crime.
Two other ladies have been assaulted
in the same manner within the past few
days, and Kennedy is thought to have
been the author of these attempted out
Seven Students Indicted.
Trenton, Nov. B.—Seven Princeton
students who were recently expelled
from college for participating in hazing
practices have been indicted by the Mer
cer county grand jury for assault and
Married Uiiuer Peculiar Afflictions.
Augusta, Ga., Nov. B.—J. H. Blount,
of Tifton, Ga., was married here under
peculiar circumstances. While enroute
to this city the train was derailed ana a
blood vessel of his abdomen was ruptur
ed. When he arrived he was carried to
the hotel, where he was forced to go to
bed. Miss Hatcher, of Brunswick, his
fiance, went to his-room, and while
there was married to him before her
brother and several witnesses. She has
not left hi» bedside as his case is very
A Bia Coal Blockade.
Philadelphia, Nov. B.—A war is on
between vessel owners and coal shippers,
and as a result a large number of ves
sels which will not accept the rates that
are being offered on coal to eastern
ports are laid upon in the harboi, and
the coal piers are filled with coal ready
for shipment, with orders coming in
rapidly from the eastern mills.
Consumption "Matte nun Ueupunflent.
Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 8. —George
P. Redfield, 26 years old, shot and al
most instantly killed himself. He was
despondent because he had consumption.
After shooting himself he placed his re
volver in his right hip pocket.
THE BELL AT HOME
Pennsylvanians Glad to Wel
come it Back.
Saluted With‘Forty-four Guns,
and Carried Under Escort j
to Its Old Place. I
Philadelphia, Nov. B.—The Libero
Bell has been restored to its place in isl
.dependence hall after its long sojounmK
the The school ehildfli
and tile workmen in' a large mimberflH
industrial establishments were
half holiday in honor of the occasioh.
The car, with two others bearing the
committee and friends, left the Reading
terminal station at 1 anyl was
run to Tenth and Diamond streets,
where during a salute of 44 gfina the
bell was transferred to a truck, i At 3
P- m. the procession escorting tine bell
started south on Broad street. The pro
cession, which was headed by Governor
Pattison and his staff, comprised soldiers,
firemen, school children, city [ officials,
police and many bands.
Both sides of Broad street, along ths
entire route over which the bell passed
were decorated with flags and bunting,
while thousands of people lined the side
walks and door steps and filled the win
dows of nearly every house. Step by
step, as the bell proceeded, it was greet
ed with cheer after cheer., When the
bell passed the city hall the assembled
school children, under the direction of
Professor C. A. Hartmaw, and assisted
by delegations of the fruited Singers of
Philadelphia, sang the “Star Spangled
At Broad and Sansom streets the gov
ernor staff left the procession
and took a position 'on the reviewing
stand just opposite (the Union League
building, where they watched the pro
cession for the two hours that it took in
passing. The line ’countermarched at
Christian street to/ Chestnut and pro
ceeded down tha' i thoroughfare to the
old state house. |
As the bell was carried in, the mem
bers of the United German singing so
cieties of Philadelphia snug “The Lord’s
Day.” Elias P. > Smithers, chairman of
the joint special committee of councils
on the Columbian Exposition, delivered
Stuart in a patriotic
ing in jjahall' of
vßuOvasmade apparently by tho banE"
at Toronto in favor of C. S. Butler and
established his claim to that identity by
showing letters from tho Toronto bank.
The First National did not wish to pay
the cash out of hand, so Crofton told the
officers to send the draft to the bank at
Winnipeg, with an explanatory letter.
On Oct. 25 the Bank of Montreal, in
Winnipeg, replied, sending the money.
Two days afterwards Mr. Butler drew
out his money and left town, when the
draft reached the bank in Toronto it was
pronounced a forgery.
Crofton was traced to Texas, where he
worked off SIO,OOO more in forged drafts.
He was captured in San Antonio.
The Worl<T« Frtr Commission Adjourned.
Chicago, Nov. 8. —The World’s Fair
National commission has adjourned sine
die, leaving all unfinished business in
the hands of the executive committee.
The model of the United States treasury
building, constructed of about $50,000
souvenir half dollars, was demolished.
They will be offered to the public at $i
apiece, and all that remain unsold will
be returned to the United States mint
Malicious Work ot Thieves
Washington, Nov. B.—Burglars en
tered the home of Floyd T. Frost, of
this city, and destroyed nearly SI,OOO
worth of furniture and other valuables
which they were unable to carry away.
Upholstered furniture was slashed, and
books, piano and other objects anointed
with a mixture of butter and lard. Some
jewelry and silverware of little value
and a small sum of money were stolen.
RUSSIA FOR SILVER.
Believed That That Country Will Adopt It
as a Currency.
Washington, Nov. 8, —The opinion is
expressed here that the cause of the rise
in silver for the past few days is due in
part to the belief that the Russian gov
ernment is contemplating the step of
adopting silver as a part of her monetary
system. It is said that intimations have
been received here by the government
officials that Russia will replace her un
covered paper money xVith silver, to lx>
used for subsidiary coin.
At present the amount of silver in use
in Russia as money is not 53 cents per
capita. Russia has $500,000,000 uncov
ered paper, of about $4.42 per capita. It
is stated here that Russia can easily ab
sorb $250,000,000 of silver and is desir
ous of doing so for the nnrnose of nush-
new cases and ’’7
‘ in Pomerania. Since
; of cholera and three deaths werereponl
I ed at Havelberg and one death at Pots-1
I The Deadly Dynamite.
I Barcelona, Nov. B.—During the per
| formance of “William Tell” at the Ly
. ceum opera house, two bombs, presum-
■ ably loaded with dynr*~“ *, were thrown
from the gallery. Ono exploded with a
terrific report. Fifteen persons were
killed and many injured. The police
quickly closed the doors and several sus-
i picious characters were arrested.
1 GEORGIA LEGISLATURE.
■ A Resolution Asking Congress to Repeal
the State Bank Tax. J
Atlanta, Nov. B.—A joint resolutio J
■ was presented in the senate asking coifl
i gress to repeal the state bank tax law. fl
I The house finance committee reportJHi
' back the bill to reduce the
with a recommendation that it
' pass, also a similar
the bill requiring parties who haveß|g|||
checks to laborers, good for supjAß '
. pay the same in cash. A|
, The house passed the bill tfl 'i
the amounts received by the
the purchasers c.f wild lands Jwwß
' smith was comptroller
. have since been ousted froAflHflfl|||
! The bill passed with only cyfljgjpgjjEffi
Hr. Bogg V
At 12 o'clock, in
resolution. Dr. Boggs.
! Diversity of < ieurgia,
dr.>,~ , . "Tlie
There is a
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ly. It is in then!rifl/<'’g''
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Albany, Ga., Nov. ~B.—
iams. white, and Henry Mack, negro,
have been jailed here for burning the
stockade and barn of Jesse Land, in this
county, on the night of Oct. 20. Will
iams has confessed that he watched while
the negro set fir?. Governor Northen
had offered a reward for the parties.
Blew Open the Safe.
Jefferson City, Mo., Noy. B.—Three
highwaymen commanded the Missouri
Pacific agent at Bennett’s Mills, W. S.
Williams, to open the safe. Upon his
refusal he was knocked down with a
pistol and gagged. Then the robbers
blew open the safe, but got only S3O in
For Robbing the Registry Department*
Savannah, Nov. B.—Prophet Major
was arrested here on a warrant issued by
United States Commissioner Brokett,
charging him with taking a registered
letter from the postoffice addrtesed to
Edward Reed. He has been committed
to jail to await trial by the United States
Want Home interest. Protected.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. B.—A special
committee on legislation, of the Com
mercial clnb, conferred with Congress
men Bankhead and Turpin as to means
of preventing the jilacingof coal and
iron ore on the free list. The congress
men pledged themselves to do all in their
power to prevent discrimination against
Alabama coal and iron.
A Negro Boy’s Mysterious
Grantville, Ga., Nov. B.
iel, a negro boy living here, was foully
dealt with Friday evening by receiving
a heavy blow on his head, which result
-1 ed in his death Monday night. For the
first day or so he was rational, but when
questioned in regard to it refused to talk.
There is no clue as to who the guilty
A Veteran Court Clerk Dead.
Lexington, Ga., Nov. B.—Hon.
George H. Lester, who has been clerk of
’ the superior court of Oglethorpe county
for 53 consecutive years, died in his office
Tuesday. He was 80 years old, well be
loved by all and able to perform his
official duties until the moment of his
Departure ;of the ; cruiser New York
for Rio is postponed for a week.
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'.‘W -* T ■ X'lpWSrne was made
at the " atc ’* a
i.Blv a siior
attend the ”'a” .g •<
Steamship and Railway
company in Atlanta tomorrow.
The E. T. V. & G. is the only road
opposed to the “physical pool” which
will be discussed, and will fight it vigor
PULL DOWN THE LEVER
Then Let It Go and the Messenger Boy
Does the Rest.
Manager Charles Woodruff, of the
Western Union Telegraph company, was
pleased yesterday when he saw the work
of putting up the messenger call boxes
And the people were delighted.
Sixty boxes have been put in, and they
are located in places where the most tel
egraphing is done.
The work was finished yesterday after
noon, and the first call was sent in from
the Tribune office. The first message
was delivered to the messenger by Bass
Bros. & Co.
To be sure your number registers pulil
the lever twice, though once will probs-'
bly answer the|purpose. Its a great im
provement, and one appreciated, by the
telegraphing public. - -
Colonel Hamilton Says the Published B* -
tracts are Untrue.
Col. D. B. Hamilton, in speaking of
those published extracts from Beres
hkd’s forthcoming book refering to bis
that the public
“As to the purchase of Etns,” said b >
“the Etna Iron Company had nothing to
do with the transaction. It was not known
in any proposed trade, and did not have|
the power to make any trade. The en-1
tire property was under option to other!
parties, and the company could do noth|
ing in the way of a trade bad it so del
As to the part referring to the title tij
servants gave him, Colonel Hamiltfl
merely stated that it had been told bifl
as a joke, and he supposed Beresfcfl
adopted it. There was, as everybcM
knew, not the slightest foundation fofl|