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MRS. FELTON’S PAPER
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IHBTERS GUILTY Os IMMORALITY
Mrs. Felton Says There Are
CLIQUE CONTROLS BIG CHURCHES
Conference Has Lively Opening; Day.
Proceedings of Afternoon Session De
voted to Church Extension.
Athens, Nov. 24.—The North Geor-,
gia Conference was organized this
morning by the election of Rev. Joel
P. Daves, secretary, to succeed Dr.
Heldt, of Atlanta, and the appoint
ment of the various committees.
This conference has some big ques
tions to deal with, and the papers on
the state of the church referred to a
proper committee contain material for
a spirited controversy. This commit
tee was appointed for the express pur
pose of dealing with Mrs, William H.
Felton’s letter to the Outlook, in
which she brought numerous charges
against "favored members” of the
conference who fill city pulpits, nota
bly in and about Atlanta. The idea
she conveyed, was that the best ap
pointments went to a clique of minis
ters while less fortunate preachers
went out into the mountains and the
wilderness to live hard and work hard.
She also said (something about the
“non-payment of debts” by promi
nent ministers and assailed them in
her characteristic fashion.
Another matter for controversy of a
character decidedly sensational was
contained in a circular issued by Rev.
■J, A. Timmerman, of Covington,
was on motion of Rev. John 8. Jen
kins, of Sparta, referred to the same
committee. It is entitled, "What
Some Preachers Have Said,” and
quotes anonymous charges against
presiding elders and Atlanta preach
ers who are not designated by name.
These charges are of the serious char
acter involving not only non-pay
ment of debt, but grave immorality.
This afternoon Rev. J. D. Low preach
ed a very fine sermon.
The rest of the afternoon was devoted
to church extension, with Rev. C. A.
Evans in the chair.
Dr. Davis Morton, of Louisville, made
the first speech, and told of the marvel
ous results of the work. The collections
in the past 15 years have been over
Bishop Galloway also addressed the
meeting. Be is a magnificent pulpit
orator, and his address was smooth, easy
and graceful. •
Bishop Galloway will preach the
thanksgiving sermon tomorrow at 11
Conference Said to Have Wlthdrawd Its
Support Caused DoorgiClosed.
Rockmart. Nov. 24.—The doors of
Piedmont Institute were closed this
It is said that the North Georgia
conference has withdrawn its support
from the college and together with
the financial depression, President
Ballenger decided to close the doors.
The school has done a noble work
for the young men and women of
North Georgia, and the regret will be
general that it has had to quit.
Smallpox la Atlanta.
Atlanta, Nov, 24.—There are 80
case* of smallpox in the pest., house i
here. Nearly all of them are negroes.]
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THE ROHE TRIBUNE.
a President's Thanksgiving Proclamation. a
By the President of the United States:
• In remembrance of God’s goodness to us during tbe W
past year, which has been so abundant, "let us offer unto A
Him our thanksgiving and pay our vows to the Most X
X High.” Under His watchful providence industry has
A prospered, the conditions of labor have been improved, 0
the rewards of the busbandman have been increased, and A
the comforts of our homes multiplied. His mighty band
W has preserved peace and protected the nation. Respect for W
0 law and ordqr Jias been strengthened, love of free iosti- A
A tution, cherished, and all sections of our beloved country X
X brought into closer bonds of fraternal regard and gener-
A ous co-operation. For these great benefits it is our duty V
A to praise the Lord in a spirit of humility and gratitude, gt
and to offer up to Him our most earnest supplications.
V That we may acknowledge our obligation as a people W.
A to Him who has so graciously granted us the blessings A
A of free government and material prosperity, I, William Me- A
X Kinley, President of the United States, do hereby desig-
A nate and set apart Thursday, the 25th day of Novem- V
£ her, for national thanksgiving and prayer, which all the A
people are to observe with appropriate religious
A services in their respective places of worship. On this W
A day of rejoicing and domestic reunion let our prayers as- M
A cend to the Giver of every good and perfect gift for the A
X continuance of His love and favor to us, that our hearts J
may be filled with charity and good will, and that we may •
ge be ever worthy of His beneficent concern. , A
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and
W caused the seal of the United States'to be affixed. Done w
A at the city of Washington this twenty ninth day of Octo- A
A her, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred £
X and ninety-seten, and of the independence of the United
0 States the one hundred and twenty-second. W
A William McKinley, a
By the Presiden: John Shebman,
W Secretary of State. IF
POKER YS. POLITICS
Former Hakes Trouble For
' Savannah Men.
Arrested in Kimball House-Fight
Batween Liberal and
Atlanta, Nov. 24. —The police
made a raid on the Kimball boose
last night and arrested a number of
prominent Savannah men for'playing
It developed today that all of those
pulled were members of the Liberal
Club, and that the raid was made
upon information given the police by,
members of the Citizen’s Club.
A bitter rivalry exists between the
two factions, and scores of them are
here making a hot fight for control of
the patronage of Savannah.
' BEGINS IN EARNEST.
The Task of Making Rome Spick and
Span Has Begun.
Councilman Denny’s rule began in
dead earnest yesterday. His force of
street bands and trash carts began
sweeping and raking Broad and other
streets into a state of perfection so
far as cleanly appearance is con
The wintry winds blew a gale most
of the day, tearing the dead leaves
from the trees and tossing them about
in every direction. That made it hard
on the trash cart men, because the icy
blasts, with no regard whatever for
Councilman Denny or the street
cleaners, would scatter the nicely
heaped piles in every direction as soon
as completed. But the work went on
steadily and Second avenue showed
very visible improvement upon the
completion of the first day’s work.
Old “Bob” Holmes would swear
softly to himself when the wind was
particularly treacherous, but on the
whole was very well pleased with the
new state of affairs
‘‘Hit jes’ suits me, ter a T,” he said
to a reporter, chortling at the dis
comfiture of aco laborer’s attempts
to throw leaves on his cart without
having them all scattered again.
“When I goes in ter night, Bob’ll hab
his 12 chalk marks on de side er dat
cart. Dem odder niggers’ll try to
cheat but Mr. Denny’ll stop dat
Each cart man is provided with a
crossing broom in addition to his
shovel, and all kind of trash and filth
is taken up.
The making of Rome’s toilet has
begun 16 earnest and when Mr. Den
ny reports at the next council meet
ing, the Hlil City will be clean as a
The citizens of Mill street la the
Fourth ward are requested to clean
their yards and the Sidewalks of leaves
and trash this morning.' Heap the
debris on the side of toe street, and
the trash carts will carry it away to'
the damping grounds.
ROME, GA., THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 1897.
THORNTON IS DEAD
Tbe Cate City’s Well Known
Singularly Talented Yet Pursued
Through Life By Bitter
Ateanta, Nov. 24—The last act in
tbe tragedy of Scott Thornton’s sad
career closed today. Death claimed him
at 12:30 this afternoon.
After tossing wearily on a bed of pain
for three long weeks, he breathed his
last, with a smile of resignation on his
lips, perfectly willing to meet the last
He was born 33 years ago, and shortly
after the war his father, Simeon Willis
Thornton, one of the pioneer citizens of
Atlanta, was killed on the Western and
The sisters and brothers who survive
him with his widowed mother, are
Colonel Marcellus E. Thornton, of Hick
ory, N. C.; Cincinnatus Thornton, Jerome
Thornton and Mrs. Charlie Crenshaw, of
this city, and Mrs. Mamie Morgan, of
Scott Thornton had dramatic talent,
and it was his ambition to be a great
tragedian. From his childhood he ex
hibited a decided penchant for that line
of work, and no disappointments, no
amount of adverse criticism, no unfeel
ing ridicule, could wean him from it.
He displayed an amount of courage in
the pursuit of that vain dream of sue
cess that was worthy of a hero. Few
men eoul<] have held up under the vari
ous setbacks that he encountered during
his checkered career.
IN SIXTH DISTRICT.
Col. Berner Will Enter the List. Against
Macon, Ga., Nov. 24—There is go
ing to be a lively scramble in the
sixth congressional district next year,
as Bob Berner of Monroe will measure
lance with Congressman Bartlett in
tbe lists. Bartlett is a bright, brainy
politician and has been “mending
fences” in the upper part of the dis
trict recently. His record in congress
is satisfactory to his constituents, and
the race reduces itself to simply a
scramble for office.
OBADIAH ADAMS BUBIED
A Picture of His Slayer Adorns the Top
of His Coffin.
Athens, Ga., Nov. 24.—The, body of
Obadiah Adams, the negro preacher
killed a few days since in Jacksonville,
Fla., was Buried here Monday. AU
day long the remains rested in state
at tbe colored Methodist church here.
On tbe coffin ot the dead negro
preacher was placed a photograph of
Scott, tbe negro who killed him, and
hundreds of negroes reviewed tbe re
mains m well as the picture of the
• Governor Atkinson’s Proclamation. e
By the Governor of the State of Georgia: w
“Georgia has been greatly blessed during the past 12 J
months by the Giver of every good and perfect gift. She 5
has been exempt from the pestilence that walketh in dark- 5
ness and the disease that wasteth at noonday. She has \
A enjoyed the blessings of peace; floods have not inundated J
her fields nor drouth cut off her crops. The harvest has V
been abundant in her borders. Progress has marked J
her footsteps and all her sons have been protected in their J
Y inalienable rights of life, liberty, prosperity and pursuits
A of happiness. Throughout her limits the smiles of-a bene
ficent providence have brightly beamed, and all have been
made to feel that their ‘lines -have been cast in pleasant J
“Therefore, I, W,Y. Atkinson, governor of the state J
of Georgia, in accordance with the time honored custom X
of our country and in conformity to the proclamation of J
T the president of the United States and in special recogni- V
tlon.of the generous gifts of our Heavenly Father, whose J
A blessings have fallen upon all alike, designate and set apart
A Thursday, Nov. 25, as a day of thanksgiving and praise,
A and I earnestly recommend that all secular labor be set
A aside on that day, and that the people around their family
J altar, as well as in their houses of prayer and public wor-
A ship, return thanks to the Ruler of heaven and earth for T
T the multitude of His tender mercies and richest blessings. ’’
CAYE SPRING BILL
Library Bill of, Representative
Knowles is Passed.
Senate Will Make Bill For Election
of Judges and Solicitors by
People Special order Friday.
Atlanta, Nov. 24.—Mr. Knowles*
bill, to promote the efficiency of libra
ries in Georgia, was taken up in the
house. This measure was up for pas
sage during the first two days of the
sesaiou but failed to receive a constitu
tional majority. Mr. Knowles received
a reconsideration and the bill was put
on it passage. The measure was passed
by a safe majority of 97 to 23.
The bill provides for the appointment
of a state library commissiou by the
Governor, consisting of five members.
'his committee shall be an advisory
board for all libraries in the state.
The bill by Mr.-Nevin of Floyd, pro
viding for an appropriation of SI,OOO for
the purpose of equipping the deaf and
dumb asylum at Gave Springs with a
boilerroom, was passed.
The report of the committee of privil
eges and elections regarding the Bald
win and Jefferson county election con
tests was read.
The committee favors the retainment
of E N. Ennis, the present incumbent
in the Baldwin county contest, but in
the Jefferson county election it con
tends that the two Democratic candi
dates. James . Stapleton and J. H. Pol
hill, were duly elected and should be
given tbe seats now held by C. W. Sal
ter and R. P. Wrenn, Populists.
The Populists filed a minority report
favoring the Populist candidates.
Mr. West of Lowndes introduced a
resolution that when the house adjourn
it do so until the following Monday, the
members not to receive any per diem
for the said four days and that they not
count in the session of the legislature.
After a hot debate the resolution was
The report of thecommittee appointed
at the last session to investigate the
state agricultural school was then read.
Several house bills with senate amend
ments were read and the house then ad
journed to meet again Friday.
The bill of Senator H. W. Hopkins,
providing for the election of superior
court judges and solicitors bv the peo
ple, was the special order of the senate,
and was taken up immediately after the
reading of the journal.
The bill provides that at the first gen
eral election in January that thA people
shall be called upon to vote on the
amendment of the constitution as pro
posed by it, giving the people the right
to elect the superior court judges and
The resolution had been referred to
the committee on general judiciary,
and was reported back with the recom
mendation that it should not pass.
Senator Hopkins moved that the bill
be displaced and made the special order
for the next legislative day.
The motion was carried. The senate
then adjourned until Friday morning.
The argument on Senator Hopkins’
bill consumed the entire session and
nothing of importance came up. •
War Waned Causas Death.
Pittsburg, Nov. 34. Major W. F.
Dennison, ex-county and city treasurer
and one of the best known citizens of
Pittsburg, died after a short illness.
The primary came of death wu a wound
received during the war.
THORN .MURDER JCASE
Second Hearing of Noted Case
Coroner Gives Testlmony Immedi
ate Cause of Guldensupp’s Death
Was Stab Wound in Heart.
New York, Nov. 21. —Owing to the
expectation that Mrs. Nack would go
on the witness stand, there were far
more applicants for admission to the
courtroom in Long Island City, where
the trial of Martin Thorn for the mur
der of William Guldensuppe is in pro
gress, than could be granted.
Before any witnesses were called
Judge Maddox informed the jurymen
that if they wished to communicate
with their families on any subject than
the case which they were sworn to try
he would see that they would be given
an opportunity to do so.
Thorn is said to have told one of his
cellmates that his brother-in-law, Min
ker, had disposed of the head of Gul
densuppe by throwing it overboard from
a fishing boat off the Jersey coast. It
is possible' that Minker will be called as
The first three witnesses called were
H. Speck, A. Steuben and Alfred Bae
der, who are employed in the Murray
Hill baths. They corroborated the tes
timony given by other bath employes as
to the identity of part of Guldensnppe’S
Coroner Theo K. Tuthill of New York
county was then examined. He de
scribed the appearance of the portions
of the body which he examined at the
morgue and said that several fragments
fitted each other and fitted perfectly.
The witness said that in his examina
tion of the upper portions of the body
he found two stab wounds, one under
the right colltp? bone and the other be
tween the fifth and sixth ribs. The tis
sues around the wound at the collar
bone were filled with blood, showing
that the stab wound had been inflicted
during Ufa The wound between the
ribs penetrated the heart.
Ou cross examination. Dr. Tuthill said
to Mr. Howe:
“The immediate cause of death was a
stab wound in the heart.”
MAKE THE CHILDREN HAPPY,
Juvenile Mission Society of the First
Methodist Church to Entertain.
In the enjoyment of your many
blessings do not forget to help others.
Remember the Juvenile Mision Society
of the First Methodist church, which
seeks to bless others, at home and
abroad, will give an oyster supper
Friday (tomorrow) night, and want
you to attend it. Why trouble to have
supper at home? when you can, for
a small price, enjoy an oyster feast,
prepared as you like best. Stewed?
Fried? Steamed? Broiled? Minced?
Do you know who prepares the best
minced oysters in Rome? She has
promised to exercise her talent for
the children. Tomorrow (Friday)
night, beginning at six o’clock, the
ovsters will be served in the storeroom
beneath the Armstrong. No admis
sion. Prices reasonable. Come and
bring your family. You often enjoy
oysters down town. Do they ?
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Full Rigged Ship Goes
IN NEW YORK HARBOR
Many Gallons ot Oil in the Hold Ex
ALL ABOARD REACH SHORE ALIVE
Origin of the Fire is Not Known
' 1 and is , Unexplained.
LOSS IS SAID TO BE $200,000
The Ship Belonged to Glasgow, Scotland
Fire Ships Fail to Put Out
New York, Nov. 24.—The full rigged
ship Port Patrick of tbe Port line, Gias
gow, Scotland, Captain Frank Hand,
was almost wholly destroyed by fire at
her dock in the East river. Her cargo,
valued at about <IOO,OOO, was also de*
stroyed. The cause of the fire is un
known. It broke out in the forward
lower hold and spread so quickly that
the crew of 12 men and captain and
mate had barely time to get ashore alive.
The Port Patrick arrived here from
Java on Oct. 5 with a cargo of sugar.
She had discharged her cargo and was
being loaded with oils and other mate*
rials for Australian ports. She was to
■ail from here on Dec. 5. Among other
things stored away in the hold were
25,000 cases of kerosene, each case con
taining two 25-gallon cans. There were
1,000 barrels of other oils. It was dis
covered by the watchman on the upper
deck while the crew were all asleep
The watchman gave the alarm and the
crew scrambled out from their bunks aS
best they could and made for the gang
way. In a few seconds the vessel was
in a thick cloud of smoke which poured
out from the hatchway.
The firebdats New Yorker and Have
meyer soon had a dozen streams playing
on tne burning vessel, but with iittle ef
fect. The firemen forced their way on
board through the smoke and ripped up
the hatches and poured such streams of
water into the hold that it would seem
as if the vessel would sink from sheer
weight of water. Two tugboats which
were lying beside the Port Patrick were
towed out into the river. After about
three hours’ work, when the firemen
were congratulating themselves upon
having the tire under control, a terrific
explosion sent debris flying in every di
rection and knocked the firemen off
Several of the firemen had narrow es.
capes from falling into the smoke-filled
holds and. one was overcome. He was
dragged ashore by his companions as
soon as tiiey regained their feet. The
first explosion was followed by a second.,
and a third and gradually the vessel be- -
gan to sink until there was scarcely
anything left of her above water.
The Port Patrick was built in Glas
gow eight years ago by the Russells.
She was 268 feet long, 38 feet beam and
22 feet draft. She was a full rigged
clipper. She was valued at about
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A DELICATE operation.
Negro Mack Mullin’s Skull Trephined by
Dr. C. Hamilton yesterday tre
phined tbe skull of Mack Mullin, the
negro section band, whose skull waa
crushed in by a blow from a pick
handle Tuesday afternoon.
It was an exceedingly delicate opera
tion, but it was successfully performed,
and tbe negro’s chances for recovery
are fairly good.
Several pieces of skull bone were
taken from the left side of the head
just above the ear. The trephine waa
2by 2 1-2 inches. Mullen’s assailant
GAMBLERS PLEADED GUILTY
The Two White Men and Two Negroe*
The four gamblers captured by the
police Tuesday had a trial before
Judge Harris yesterday.
Tbe two white men, W. B. Carter
and Claude Thomas were fined sls
each and all costs or six months in the
gang. The negroes. Will Jones and
George Kinnemore. were fined $&
each and All costs.