VOL. VI. NO. 1.913.
The Treasury Didn’t Contain
Money For Christmas.
EMPLOYES WITHOUT PAY.
Mayor-Elect Hopkins Coes
Into Office Under Embar
Chicago, Dec. 25. —Chicago is ap
proaching bankruptcy. Comptroller
Wetherill refused to pay any of the city
employes before Christmas, as has been
the custom for years, and it is said that
it is by no means certain that there will
be sufficient money on hand to pay them
at the end of the month.
The city is in worse financial straits
than it has been for years, and those
thoroughly familiar with the situation
say that nothing but the most rigid
economy and careful financiering will
pull it through the nest year without
impairing its credit. The. comptroller
flatly stated that the city had no money.
.‘•Mayor-elect Hopkins certainly goes
intp office under the most adverse finan
cial conditions. As to how the city will
stand by Jan 1 I cannot tell. It will be
deeply in debt. When Mayor Swift
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THE ROME TRIBUNE.
give eiiecc co raiiass tnreat wit His ex
ecution would be avengedwf Shortly
after Pallas was shot at Moijfct Juich,
Cedina began his preparationfto avenge
his comrade’s death and the elplosion at
the Liceo theater followed. |
The Way This Country HaJ Stood the
"" Panic, as Noted Abriad.
London, Dec. 23. Til Financial
News has an interview witH Boissevain,
who has gone to Amsterdam to confer
with the Dutch bondholderelin the mat
ter of the Union Pacific reorganization.
He said that he had been Ltruck with
the magnitude of the loss Lhich Amer
ica had sustained, and the feople on this
side of the Atlantic had do i-dea of its
Only when one could ilalize the se
verity of the ordeal thflmgh which
America is passing and tlw enormity of
the loss sustained by the whole commu
nity could he liegin to realise how splen
didly America had behavjd under such
trying circumstances an« how intrinsi
cally sound things must >e for the peo
ple to brave such a storm J
Recovery had alreadl well started,
but it must proceed slowly and cautious
ly. He said he believeu it would be
possible io arrive at an amicable and
fair understanding with the govern
ment oi> the Union Pacific matter dur
ing the present session offleongress.
YOUNG TALKS WAR.
Honduras Is Likely to Get Into a Tussle
DecJgS.—The state de-
KO.wK uA.. TUESDAY MOBNIwG. DECEMBER 2s, loh3
Both Great Parties United to
Do Harrison Honor.
MR. REID WITH THEM.
Mr. Harrison Makes a Speech
and so Did Reid, But Very
Little Said on Politics.
Philadelphia, Dec. 25.—The recep
tion of ex-President Benjamin Harrison
by the Union League club was a very
flattering demonstration. There were
representatives of every class and of
both the great political parties present
to do honor to the man who so recently
was the chief executive of the nation.
Fifteen hundred people crowded the
halls, parlors and reception rooms.
The veteran corps of the First Regi
ment escorted Mr. Harrison from his
hotel at 8 o'clock, preceded by the First
Regiment band. John Russell Young,
president of the Union league, walked
beside his guest, followed by Whitelaw
Reid, Senators Hoar and Proctor and a
number of other distinguished states
As the escort entered the corridor
cheer after cheer was given, and Mr.
Harrison, with bared head, acknowledg
ed the plaudits with his customary grace.
The house was profusely decorated with
and bunting, and vari-
added to the
In a quiet way many of the poor were
made happy yesterday. There was no
concerted effort, but the poor are never
forgotten by the good people of Rome.
The Pansy dinner occurs today, and
will afford much joy for many children
and their parents.
Christmas trees were given last night
at the Methodist and Baptist churches in
A happy scene was that at J. A. Gam
mon’s last night. Judge Joel Branham
was there with twenty of his little
friends, and is largely responsible for
the joyous occasion.
Mr. W. M. Towers made ten switch
men, yardmen and engineers of the E. T.,
V. & G. railroad happy yesterday by giv
ing each a fine turkey.
Cot His Mother.
Henry Greenlee, colored, after taking
on large doses of inebriating fluid, cut
his mother yesterday with a sm til knife.
A painful wountl was made on her face.
Officers Wimpee and Guice arrested him.
Covered With Blood,
Officers Logan and Collier arrested a
negro who had lost a great lot of blood
on account of insulting a white man
named Walker. No serious damage was
h DAY OF JOY.
Christmas as it Was Observed
A VERY BEAUTIFUL DAY.
Some Accidents, Some Pleas*
ure and Some General
Christmas has come and gone, and
many were the hearts made happy in
Rome. Joy reigned with no restrictions,
and the people made the day one of
pleasure in their own peculiar ways.
Some wera happy inquietude at their
homes, others with their friends, and
quite a number indulged in sipping the
flowing bowl to an extent that produced
much hilarity, and a pretense of having
a good time.
That part of Broad street in front of,
the Cent-al hotel was the scene of most
of the Christmas frollicking. A greasy
pole, fire works and liquor that is red or
white, were chief ingredients in this
rough fun. R >man candles were fired
almost continually through the day, and
with recklessness that was alarming to
The day was as balmy as summer, and
until the clouds obscured the sun was
The bright and beautiful weather of
Sunday, the day before Christmas, added
much to the happy spirit of the people,
and with smiling, j >yous faces they made
theirway to one of the churches in the
services were at all the
the total atteud-
son, wao was nimseir in rroiii lack ot
food. Her sad condition was discovered
a few hours before her death by two
ladies, who did all in their power for
the poor woman, but it was too late.
TWO NEGROES LYNCHED.
One for Stealing Hogs and the Other for
Memphis, Dec. 25. —A dispatch in The
Commercial from Jackson. Miss., says:
A dead negro was found hanging to a
limb in Pelahatchie swamp, Rankin
county, by a party of hunters. A bullet
hole was in his head and near his body
was found a dead hog. The supposition
is he had stolen the hog and had been
killed for the crime.
From Holmes county, Mississippi, the
news has just been received that Lon
Allen, a negro, was lynched there for
the murder of Ben Nabors a white man
for whom Allen worked. The negro set
Are to the house in Which Nabors lived
alone, and his charred remains were
found in the ruins. Allen confessed.
Governor Stone Pardoned White Cnps.
Jackson, Miss., Dec. 25.—Governor
Stone pardoned Alex. Reeves, Martin
and Rowan Moak, Dan Simmons, James
Robertson and Reuben Leonard, sen
tenced by Judge Chrisman for two years
last May at Brookhaven for White Cap
ping, and J. P. Tyson, sentenced for one
year from Copiah county by Judge
Chrisman, for the same offense. The
governor went to the prison in person
amLmade them a kindly talk, telling
it to themselveSjtlieir
and to .1
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SOME FINE HORSES HERE
And Some Fast Time is Ex
pected to be Made-Races
of all Kinds.
That racing today out at the old
sition grounds will be great and will afl
tract a large crowd. gs
Horses will be here from Cartersvil®!
Cirrollton, Cedartown, Calhoun a®f
other pointe. Most of them are alret®|
here, and the fastest time
the Rome track will be se
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