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‘ THE APPOINTMENTS ■
READ OUT YESTERDAY
north CeorjU Conference His Finished Its
Work sod Adjourned.
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' J. H. EAKES PRESIDING ELDER ROME DIST
S. R. Belk Returns to First Church.
So H. Dimond Succeeds H. L. Ed
mondson at Second Church.
Athens, Nov. 30. —The North Geor.
gia conference has completed its work
and adjourned to meet next year in
Former Presiding Elder Thomas F.
Pierce goes to Greenville and Trinity in
the LaGrange district. J. H. Sakes is
'the new presiding elder for the Rome
S. R. Belk goes back to the first
•church in Rome. 8. H. Dimond succeeds
H. L. Edmondson at the Second church,
A. H. 8, Bugg goes to North Rome,
while T. P. Grahame is removed to the
Dalton district. There are no other im -
portant changes in the Rome district.
Young Preachers Admitted.
The following young preachers were
admitted on trial:
North Atlanta, A. A. Sullivan.
South Atlanta, Joseph G. Christian.
Dahlonega district, A. M. W. Gaines
and Wistar S. Gaines.
Gainesville district, John W. Austin.
, Oxford district, Sterling P. Wiggins,
George McFenin Eakes', J. Haralson
Pace, Zsbekiah Speer.
Rome district, Julius A. "Sprayberry.
The conference, after admitting the ten
young preachers and locating Dr. I. S.
Hopkins and C. H. Carson, at their own
request, took up the resolution to divide
the conference. Dr. Habersham Adams
moved to table the resolution, and the
vote was put without discussion. The
• conference tabled it by a vote of 110 to
99. The reason for the opposition is
that a division of the conference would
weaken the promising schools in the
The following are the appointments:
Located—Dr. I. S. Hopkins and C. H.
■Uarson, by their own request.
Tranferred—D. M. Edwards, from the
Pacific conference; W. J. Carlton, from
the Memphis conference, to this con
Presiding elder, J. H. Eakes.
Rome—First church, S. R. Belk;
Second ohurch, S. H. Dimond; Third
church, C. M. Verdell; Nofth Rome
circuit, A. H, S. Bugg; West Rome,
W. L. Singleton; Howard Street, A. A.
Tilley; Cave Spring, W. C. Fox; Silver
Creek circuit, J. N. Crow; Cedartown,
C. C. Cary: Cedartown Circuit, J. P.
Burgess; Rockmart, W. A. Harris; Dal
las, J. F. Eakes; Floyd Springs, G. L.
Chastain; Mission, J. A. Spray berry;
Cartersville, B. P. Allen; Piedmont In
stitute, E. W. Ballenger.
Presiding elder, J. B. Robins.
Athens First church, J. W. Heidt;
Athens, Oconee street, F. S. Church,
Athens, Whitehall and Mission, M. H.
Dillard; Athens circuit, J. M. Sewell;
Watkinsville, B. Sanders; Winterville,
J. S. Askew, C. S. Pattillo; Lexington.
A. J. Hughes; Greensboro, S. Shaw;
Green circuit, J F. Mashburn; White
Plains and Siloam, B. E. S. Timmons:
Norwood, J. S. Embry, F. P. Brown;
Crawfordville, S. P. Winter; Washing
ton A. W. Quillian; Broad River, R. B.
O. England; Little River, J. E. Rosser;
Oglethrope Mission, N. E. McOuer;
Wesleyan Female oollege, J. D. Ham
mond, president, W. B. Bonnell, pro
North Atlanta District.
Presiding elder, W. B. Stradley.
Atlanta, First church, Walker
Lewis; Atlanta, Payne Memorial, W.
W. Brinsfleld, J. H. Little; Atlanta,
Grace, W. F. Quillian; Atlanta, Mer
rits avenue, R. W. Bigham; Atlanta,
St. James, T. R. McCarty; Atlanta,
St. Lukes,Clayton Quillian; Edge wood
R. T. Dubose; Epworth, S. BjLedbet
THE ROHE TRIBUNE.
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ter; Atlanta Heights, J. E. Royre;
Marietta, J. W. Quillian; Acworth, E.
H. Wood; Cobb circuit, J. L. Ware;
Woodstock, H. M. Strozier; Battle
Hill and Mission, W. J. Wood; Can
ton station, J. N. Snow; Bolton cir
cuit, L. W. Rivers; Holly Springs, L,
D. Coggin; Walesca Mission, R. W.
Rogers; Wesleyan Advocate, W. F.
Gtenn; Preachers Aid society, C. A.
Evans; Reinhardt Normal college,
president, R. W. Rogers; general col
porteur, E, M. Stanton.
South Atlanta District.
Presiding elder, W. P. Lovejoy.
Atlanta Trinity, T. W Roberts; At
lanta, Walker street church, J. T.
Gibson; Atlanta, St. Paul, H. L. Ed
mondson; Atlanta, Park street, J. T.
Daves; Atlanta, Asbury, L. P,
Neese; Atlanta, St. John’s, H.
J. Ellis; Atlanta, Nellie Dodd Memo
rial and West Atlanta, T. W. McOles
key; Kirkwood and East End.H. W.
Joyner; East Atlanta circuit, R. A.
Seals; East Point, W. A. Dodge;
Jackson, W. W. Winn; Fayetteville,
L. Warwick; Inman, W. C. Davis;
Flovilla, J. A. Sewell; Jenkinsburg, J.
W, Hunt; Locust Grove, J. N. Myers;
Stockbridge, A. 8.. Weaver; McDon
ough, F. S. Hudson; College Park,
P. A. Heard; agent orphans’ home,
H. L. Crumley; secretary board edu
cation, R. J. -Bigham.
Presiding elder, J, F. Nixon.
Augusta, St. John’s, T. R. Kendall;
Augusta, St. James, J. H. Washburn;
Broadway, S. R. England; Augusta,
Asbury, W. Dunbar; Augusta, St.
Luke’s, F. P. Spencer; Augusta, Wood
lawn, J. R. Lewis; Richmond circuit,
F. D. Cantrell; Grovetown, J. V. M.
Morris; Appling, T. H. Timmons; Har
lem, E. H. Gibson; Thomson, J, M.
Tumlin; Messena, J. T. Roberts;
Warrenton, R. F. Eakes; Culverton,
Crawford Jackson; Sparta, J S. Jen
kins; Hancopk, W. A. Farris; Milledge
ville, W. R. Branham; South Baldwin
Mission, E. W. Jones; Baldwin circuit,
J. M. Lowry; Payne Institute, R. L.
Presiding elder, M. J. Cofer.
Carrollton, Willis S, Pierce; Carroll
ton circuit, Artemus Lester; Bowden,
Br T. Searcy; Waitesburg and Mission,
R. C. Clecker and one supply; D. J.
Myrick; Winston Mission, D. C.
Brown; Austell and Lithia, S. A. Har
ris; Tallapoosa: circuit, H. L. Gray;
Roosville and Mission, H. W. Morris;
Buchanan,, J. D. Turner; Powder
Springs, A. G. Shankle: Villa Rica and
Temple, F. Walton; Draketown and
Mission, J. W. Taylor; Glenn, J. S. L.
Sappington; Hutcheson high school
president, R. C. Cleckler,
Presiding elder, Ellison R. Cook.
Dahlonega, W. H. Cooper; Dahlonega
supernumerary, G. Hughes; Dahlonega
supply, W. F. Howard; Lumpkin Mis
sion, Z. Speer; Cleveland, A. F. Nunn;
Clayton Mission, Rob Sibley; Rabun Mis
sion, G. P. Gary; Blairsville, J. T. Ty
son; Ellijay, W. O. Butler and supply;
Jasper, W. E. Tarpley; Daw-onville, J).
M. Edwards; Clarksville and Turnerville,
M. H. Edwards; Young Harris, W. F.
Robinson; Blue Ridge and Mission. W.
G. Arnold; Demorest, W. R. Stillwell;
Young Cave Mission, T. C. Hughes;
Ball Ground, W. W. Gaines; Young
Harris College president, W. F. Robin
son ; Birmingham Mission, A. A. Sullivan ■
Green Collegiate, C. C. Spence,
Presiding elder, A. W. Williams.
Dalton, First church, L. G. Johnson;
(Continued on Page 5 )
ROME. GA., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 1. 1897.
FIVE MEN ARE DEAD
Fatal Misuse of Deadly Wood
Mixed With Whiskey in An Ala
bama Railroad Construc
Selma, Nov. 30.—News reached here
today of the death of five men in the
construction camps of the Mobile A
Ohio railroad extension in Chilton
The men all died from drinking
wood alcohol. Friday the construc
tion boss sent for two gallons of alco
hol, and when it arrived he did not
notice that it was wood alcohol. He
mixed the stuff with whiskey and sold
it to his men.
Yesterday he was riding in a buggy
with a man named Anderson. Sud
denly the railroader cried: “Ander
son, I’m dying, ” and expired in a few
minutes. Anderson drove him and
died in a short while. Four white
men and one negro are dead, and
many others are sick and Jwill proba
Fifty Physician, to Start Out in Atlanta
on Next Friday.
Atlanta, Nov, 30.—The board of
health met this afternoon and decided
that everybody must be vaccinated who
has not already submitted to the opera
On Friday fifty physicians will start
out and visit every house in Atlanta. The
society belles and all alike must submit.
Daughter's Negro Paramour Tied and
Evergreen, Ala. Nov. 30.—Wm El
lis, a wealthy farmer near here took
Coot Cain, a negro into a swamp, tied
him to a tree, and then riddled his
body with shot. Alledged intimacy
with Ellis* daughter is the cause as
cribed for the deed.
SPAIN IS WELL 'SATISFIED.
Pleased Wjt|i the Heid It* of the I’abiica
tlon of Kef<>nn<
Madrid, Nov. 30.—A membar of the
Spanish cabinet, iu an interview just
published, says the government of Spain
is well satisfied with the results of the
publication of the decree providing for
an autonomous form of government in
Cuba and Porto Rico, adding that the
manner in which it has been received
in the United States is favorable to
The cabinet minister is quoted as say
ing that the only difficulty to be appre
hended is in regard to the positiou
which the Carlists will assume; but the
Spanish government, he explained, does
not believe the country will support
Dou Carlos, “whose ambitions are con
demned by the Vatican.”
The minister further said that the
plans of the Carlists had failed for lack
of money. He denied that General
Weyler, the former captaiu general of
Cuba, who is alleged to be iu sympathy
with the Carlists, had been summoned
Seuor Cos-Gayon, former minister of
the interior, in an interview, is said to
have asserted that the conservative!
will not make any attempt to place diffi
culties in the way of the oollcy of the
Liberal government in establishing au
tonomy in Cuba and Porto Rico.
THE COBDEN CLUB MEETS.
Regret Expressed at the Death of €ll6
Late Henry George.
London, Nov. 30.—There were ex
actly 12 men and one woman present
at the anuual meeting of the once fa
mous Cobden dub. Lord Farrer pre
presided. The annual report expressed
regret at the death of a member, the
late Henry George of New York, and
announced that the income of the year
1397 was £663.
After recording the "Decease of the
Imperial Soi-Zoltvern scheme, the death
blow to which was given by Sir Wilfrid
Laurier and the declarations of the pre
mier of New South Wales.” the report
“In view of the adverse comments
made in Canada and elsewhere at the
fiscal policy dominion government, the
committee think it right to state that
they have reason to be satisfied that
the present administration of Ottawa is
inspired by a genuine desire to advance
ou the lines of free exchange; far and
as rapidly as possible, consistent with
prudent regard for the difficulties cie
ated by the long rule of a high and com
prehensive protective system.”
The chairman, in addressing the meet
ing, announced that the gold medal of
the club would be given to the premier
of New South Wales, the Hon. George
A Night Suiloi.
Atlanta, Nov. 30.—The legislature
held a session tonight, but did noth
ing of importance, A number of bills
were read the second time but none
of them were voted on.
Secretary of Agriculture
Established By Booker T- Washing ton
Visited By Nr. Wilson.
SPEAKS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS
Cotton, industry of the South
From Latest Figures.
WEARING OUT LANDS WITH COTTON
United States Pays Out From Hundred
Million Dollars For Products Wo
Could Raise Here.
Tuskegee, Ala., Nov. 30.—The in
angural ceremonies of the new agricul
tural building of Booker T. Washing
ton's negro industrial school took place
here and were very impressive. The
principal speaker was Hon. James Wil
son of lowa, national agricultural sec
retary. He addressed the students of
Tuskegee university on agricultural
topics relating to the south.
The secretary presented the latest
available figures on the growth of the
cotton industry of the south. From
1886 to 1896 the number of cotton mills
in the southern states increased from
232 to 401; the number of spindles from
1,100,132 to 8,341,675, and the number
of bales of cotton consumed annually
from 397,229 to 980,447. He showed
also the condition of general trade as
disclosed by the decrease of business
failures in the south. During the first
nine months of the present year the
failures in the south, from Maryland to
Texas, were 1,315, with liabilities of
<13,023,352, as against 1,684 failures
with liabilities of <22,682,802 for the
same period last year. The bank clear
ings iu the south shpwed a marked im
provement daring the same time, not
withstanding the yellow fever at New
Orleans and other places.
Mr. Wilson also pointed out the op
portunities the south offered for grow
ing products not now cultivated, in
cluding olives, figs, dried fruits, Japa
nese persimmons and the tea plant.
America Far Ahead.
“The United States is far ahead of all
other nations iu making provision for
educating iu the science that relates to
agriculture, and little more than a be
ginning has been made with us. It
takes time to impress fanners and farm
ers’ sons with the necessity of devoting
time in school and college to farther
study of the things with which they
deal every oay iu their lives.
“That mystery attaches to these com
mon things few advisors of the farmer’s
family believe; therefore every influ
ence about the ambitious young farmer
leads him off toward the institution
where the family may have had educa
tion for generations back, or where the
gospel minister of the family was edu
cated or the family doctor or other
oracle. A better day has dawned. We
compete with the world and are pre
paring for the struggle. We must edu
cate young people to do something that
somebody wants done. Here money is
waiting to pay them.
“We pay <400,010,000 annually for
agricultural products that we might
grow, some of them in the south, some
of them in the uorth and on the Pacific
coast. The American farmer must be
iuformed regarding the world’s crops
of every kind, so that he may direct his
energies toward the production and
manufacture of what pays best and in
jures hia lauds least.
Soils Iu the South.
"The southern states may export but
ter without injuring their soils; cotton
fibre may be sold with little loss to the
soils that grow it; meats take compara
tively little from the soil, but cotton
seed should not leave the vicinity where
the plant grows. It should be fed to
make meats and dairy products, as it is
very highly nitrogenous and should be
returned’indirectly to the field again.
The cottonseed of this state would fur
nish nitrogenous matter to fatten 500,-
000 head of cattle.
"The United States will have a much
denser population in the future. Every
year will add to the number of our peo
ple. Our soil will sustain indefinitely
more than it does at present. Progress
toward greater production is in the rear
of other kinds of research. Education
In many lines has furnished society
with all it demands, but the farm
remains the unsolved mystery in all its
departments. It invites the best thought
of scholars iu all directions; all the act-
HAYTI WANTS HELP
Smail Republic Sends Appeal
to the United States.
Desires Us to Curb Emperor Wll
liams -Cruiser Marblehead Or
dered to the Scene.
New York. Nov. 30.—A special to
The Herald from Washington says:
The Haytian government has asked the
United States to use its good offices for
the settlement of its controversy with
Germany. Ambassador White is feel
ing the pulse of the German authorities
on this phase of the subject and if it
can be ascertained beforehand that Ger
many will not reject the good offices of
the United States they will be tendered.
While believing that Germany has
taken an unnecessarily harsh course,'
there is no disposition on the part of the
administration to interfere by protest
or otherwise as long as Germany, in
pressing her claim against Hayti, keeps
within the bounds of sound practice iu
The administration is reluctant to be
lieve that it will be called upon to make
auy association about the application of
the Monroe doctrine to the present con
troversy, but state department officials
do not deny that this government will
take a firm stand should Germany make
auy move iu the direction of permanent
occupancy of Haytiau territory.
For the purpose of giving adequate
protection to American interests aud to
show Germany that this'government is
alert to its own interests. Secretary
Long, after consultation with the presi
dent, has directed the cruiser Marble
head to make a cruise iu the West In
dies, stopping at Hayti.
DANGER OF DESTITUTION.
Vneie Sam May Send Relief to the People
In the Klondike.
Washington, Nov. 80.—The cabinet
considered the subject of seudiug relief
to the people iu the Klondike. Presi
dent McKinley received a telegram
from the Portland, Or., chamber of
commerce stating that there was dan
ger of destitution and suffering iu the
Klondike, and offering to supply the
necessary fo.id for relief it the govern
ment would undertake its transpor
The information was ndt definite as
to the actual conditions, but were on
the same line that has been telegraphed
from the northwest.
The cabinet considered every phase
of the situation and discussed ways and
means of affording relief.
It was decided that nothing could be
done until congress met, when au ap
propriation will be asked for the purpose
of transporting food supplies. Al
though many plans have been discussed
none has been decided upon. It is prob
able, however, that whatever action
is taken will be under the direction of
the war department, and by the time
congress acts Secretary Alger will have
formulated plans. No attempt will be
made to go up the Yukon, as the ice has
closed progress in that direction.
The relief supplies will have to be
sent over the passes. Just how they
shall be transported is a question re
quiring earnest consideration and one
that will require the study of many
plans iu order that au entirely feasible
one may be evolved.
REPRIMAND FOR LOVERING.
Cabinet Considers the. Case of the Fort
Washington, Nov. 30. Secretary
Alger has received from Lieutenant
Colonel Hunter, the judge advocate of
the courtmartial iu the case of Captaiu
Leonard A. Lovering of the Fourth in
fantry, the record of the proceedings
aiid findings of the court. The secre
tary admits that the published report
of the sentence are correct aud that the
officer has beeu found guilty of ill treat
ing Private Hammond at Fort Sheridan
and has been sentenced to be repri
manded by the secretary of war.
So far Secretary Alger has not acted
upon the papers, but he took tbem over
to the cabinet meeting, and they formed
the subject of discussion for some time.
It is understood that the findings will
be approved by the department and
that the reprimand will be administered
through publication iu official orders as
soon as it can be put in language satis
factory to the authorities here. It is
understood that the reprimand will be
Colonel Chipley Ik Sinking.
Washington, Nov. 30 —The condi
tion of Colonel W. D. Chipley of Flor
ida, who is very daugerously ill at the
Garfield hospital in this city, has not
improved. Indeed, he seems to be los
ing ground and his physicians entertain
no hope of his recovery. He is suffer
ing from chronic disorder and car
buncle. It is not believed that he can
survive more than a few days. Colonel
Chipley was prominent in the Florida
senatorial contest a year ago
e’nees apply to it. We’wfll sustain more
people through greater crops, by better
methods of production and more uni
versal knowledge of economy condi
tions. There is immediate demand for
better equipped men along these lines.
‘•The only society distinctions of uni
versal recognition in our land will be
those that separate the strong man of
attainments, able and willing to help
his fellows, aud the weak man without
ability or disposition. ”
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Remains For Mrs. Eliza
SHE IS CHEERFUL
Governor Atkinson Will Be Appealed to
In Her Behalf.
SHOULD HE REFUSE! TO INTERFERE
Then the Old Woman Must Die
on the Gallows,
SHE SUFFERS FROM MELANCHOLIA
But Recently Has Been Apparantly in a
Hopeful State Os Mind—Does Not Be
lieve 1 hat She Will Hang.
Macon, Nov. 30.—Mrs. Elizabeth No
bles, in jail here waiting to be resen
tenced for the murder of her husband,
received coolly the decision of the United
States supreme not to interfere iu
MRS. ELIZABETH NOBLES.
her case. The old woman’s only hope
now is interference by Governor Atkin
The case has been argued before all of
the courts, from the superior court of
the county where the murder was com
mitted to the United States supreme
court. There is nothing left but to take
the case before the governor, where il
has already been once before.
Whether or uot the old woman will *
go to the gallows is a matter of much
■peculation all over the state. -.That
there will be some effort made to save
her is the common belief and it is
thought that the governor will be ap
pealed to without delay. Her weird
caqe is full of interest to the general
public, due not only to the extraordi
nary story behind it, but also |o the re
peated trials and continued publicity il
has been given.
Mrs. Nobles was seen by a reporter
■nd seemed perfectly cool when asked
If she was prepared to meet her fate.
She has heretofore been suffering a
great deal from melancholia aud has—
snubbed all callers at the jail, fre
quently throwing water in their faces
as expressive of her scorn. She talked
freely, however, this time.
She now claims that she took no part
in the murder of her husbnnd, and this
is contrary to her satemeuts heretofore.
She says Gus Fambles is alone respon
"That day is a blank in my life,
though,” said Mrs. Nobles, "and I can
not recall a single incident. I know my
husband was very irritable and cross
and he and I never did get on well to
gether. I have been lied on in this
bdsiness. By wilful, malicious liars I
have been made to suffer, and against
these liars lam defenseless. You can
lock your doors and keep thieves out
from their plunder, but you oan’t de
fend yourself against a liar.”
Justice’ White handed down the opin
ion of the sup-erne court. He reviewed
briefly the points in the case, showing
that Mrs. Nobles’ counsel had moved
for a new trial to prove her insanity
after she had been found guilty of the
murder of her husband. This motion
was denied by the trial court and the
decision affirmed by the state supreme
court. Mrs. Nobles then appealed to
the federal supreme court on the ground
that the fourteenth amendment, guar
anteeing all citizens due process of law,
had been violated. The contention was
overruled by Justice White’s opinion,
who said that the questions involved
were wholly within the jurisdiction of
the state courts.
"If the position of the plaintiff in
error were found,” said Justice White,
"no criminal could ever be punished, as
his immunity would depend upon hia
fecundity ip.raising plejp of .insanity.’*