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famous Mayoralty Con
test Comes to Close.
WAS NO TROUBLE
Hon. Patrick Walsh An Easy Winner
in the Race.
'CONTEST FIERCEST IN CITI’S HISTORY
■Out of Total Vote of 7,502
Walsh Got 3,338,
THE TOWN WAS WILD LAST NIGHT
Mayor-Elect Addressed a Great Throng
of His Supporters—lnauguration
At Noon Today,
Augusta, Dec. I.—Hon Patrick
Walsh, editor of the Augusta Chroni
: cle will be the next mayor of this
He was elected by a safe majority,
and out of a total vote of 7,502 re
Walsh received 1,500 white votes.
Total vote 8,338,
Kerr received 1,087 white vote.
Total vote 2,334.
Dunbar received 1,428 white votes.
Total vote 1,610.
The city went wild when it was an
• nounced that Walsh was elected, and
a procession formed and marched to
his house. He made a short address
and promised municipal reform and
a strict adherence to ■ the city
Mr, Kerr takes his defeat philoso
phically, and says it was only a question
of who had the most money to buy votes.
The use of money has been remarkable
in this election.
Judge Dunbar says he used no money,
and that Mr. Walsh will make the city a
The inaugural ceremony will take place
tomorrow at noon in the opera house, and
will be a most memorable occasion.
Contrary to expectations there was no
trouble of any kind.
The election has been one of the hot
test in the history of Augusta, and the
interest has been tremendous, not only in
this city, but all over the state.
It was essentially the negro’s day. It
was his election. His was the deciding
vote and it was right hard to believe
that there were as many negroes in the
whole state of Georgia as were to be
seen in Augusta today. At all five of the
polling places there were crowds of from
-300 to 700 of them, and up and down
Broad street they marched in squads
-directed by leading citizens to the various
Daniel Kerr, the self confessed can
didate of the “ring,” is a queer, silent,
smooth-faced little chap, with a head
chock full of sense. Like Mr. Walsh,
he is an Irishman, self-made and well
made. He is a grocery merchant.
Judge Dunbar’s candidacy was the
result of a petition signed by more
than 1,000 white men asking him to
make the race.
In this campaign just closed thous
ands of dollars have been spent. More
than in all of the famous Black-Wat
son contests. Yet despite a registra
tion of 8,000 there were practically no
charges of fraud. All the candidates
demanded a fair election.
Seaboard Air Line Will Allow 300
Pound* of Euggage.
Atlanta, Dec. I.—The Seaboard Air
Line has issued a circular stating that
on and after Dec. sth, 300 pounds of bag
gage will be carried free on every first
class paid ticket instead of 150 pounds
Mr. Hughes Reynolds left yesterday
for Atlanta where he will reside in the
THE ROITE TRIBUNE.
RESIGNED TO j FATE
Martin Thorn Has No Hope el
Getting a New Trial.
Mrs, Nack Will Probably Plead
Guilty to Manslaughter.
Be Sentenced For 20- Years.
New York, Dec. I.—Marrin Thorn,
after hearing the verdict, of the jury,
which will send him to the electric chaii
to expiate the murder of William Gul
densuppe, passed a quiet night in hit
cell at the Queens county jail.
When Sheriff Doht weut in to see
Thorn the condemned prisoner said he
had no appetite for breakfast, but he
felt that a big load was off his mind.
Thorn did not talk as if lie bad any
hope of getting a new trial. He sup
posed, he said, he would make up his
mind to meet the worst.
Mrs. Nack snent a restless night, be
ing evidently much affected by the con
viction of Thorn. When she heard of
the verdict she wept and expressed sor
row for her former lover, although she
says her conscience is relieved. Mrs.
Nack is in a highly nervous condition
and is now very anxious about her own
case. District Attorney Youngs has
not announced just what he proposes
doing in the case of Mrs. Nack, but
says he will take no action uutil after
Thorn is sentenced.
It is understood Mrs. Nack will be ar
raigned in court next week, when het
counsel, Emanuel Friend, will, in her
behalf, enter a piea of guilty of man
slaughter in the first degree, and tha!
the district attorney will accept the
plea. In doing, this Mr. Youngs would
be recognizing Mrs. Nack’s action in
turning state’s evidence at the" first
trial. Mrs. Nack may be sentenced tc
Lawyer Howe denied in strong terms
the statement that Thorn after his con
viction confessed to the killing and dis
memberment of Guldeusuppe. Mr.
Howe reiterated his belief that the court
of appeals would reverse the verdict.
Police Captain Methven of Long Is
land City said:
“There are some discrepancies in the
published report of Thorn’s confession,
but the main facts remain unchanged.
Thorn made part of the confession to
me and part to Sheriff Doht. From
what Sheriff Doht told me I can truth
fully say that Thorn confessed he killed
MISS CAIN PASSES THROUGH.
Indication* are That She Will Be Ap
pointed as Assistant Librarian.
Miss Edua Cain, of Summerville,
was in Rome yesterday en route to
Atlanta where she will spend several
As is well known she is an applicant
for the position of assistant librarian
of the state. She has the endorse
ment of many of th* most prominent
and influential politiciansand citizens
of the state. The newspapers of the
state are warmly supporting her.
Senator Wesly Shropshire thinks
she stands an excellent chance of be
ing appointed. Librarian Brown has
stated that he is satisfied that Miss
Cain is in every way fitted and com
petent to fill the position,in away to
reflect credit on herself and the state.
Everything looks favorable to her
appointment, and her friends are
hopeful over the outlook.
PROMINENT ARMY MAN.
Lieutenant Charles Harris, of Buffalo,
Will Arrive Today.
Lieutenant Charles Harris, of Fort
Porter located at Buffalo, N.Y., ac
companied by his wife and two sons,
will pass through the city today en
route to Cedartown.
Lieut. Harris is a sou of Dr. and
Mrs. Chas. Harris of Cedartown, and a
brother to Prof. J. C. Harris, super
intendent of the Rome Public Schools,
and Mr. W. J Harris, private secre
tary to Senator A. S. Clay.
His military career has been a bril
liant one, and he stands very high in
the service. He graduated from
West Point in the class of ’BB, and
later took a post-graduate course and
was an honor graduate. He has been
stationed at Buffalo for the past two
years, and is acting quartermaster of
Lieutenant Harris married a lovely
Virginia lady, and they have two
handsome boys. He has a two month’
furlough and he and family will be
the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Harris, of
Cedartown and Prof. Harris, of this
HEAVY FREIGHT BUSINESS.
Southern Office Here Remitted Over 825-,
000 For November.
The freight business of Rome is very
heavy just now, and the month of
November just past was unusually
The Southern’s freight remittances
alone for November amounted to
something over $25,000. Tuesday’s
remittance was $7,022, and in spite of
the faot that daily remittances are
made. The average for November
was nearly SI,OOO per day.
ROME, GA., THURSDAY. DECEMBER 2, 1897.
Assistant Secretary of
State’s New Job.
President McKinley Has Offered Him
This Cabinet Position.
BUT HE WANTS SHERMAN’S PLACE
Drastic Measures to Force
Sherman to Resign.
JUSTICE FIELD’S RESIGNATION
Takes Effect Today—Vacancy of Supreme
Bench Not to Be Filled Immediately.
New York, Dec. I.—A special dis
patch to The World from Washington
says: The president has tendered Wil
liam R. Day, now first assstant secre
tary of state, the position of attorney
JUDGE W. R. DAT. ’
general, to succeed Joseph Mc”enna.
Judge Day will eventually accept the
place, unless Secretary John Sherman
should resign, thereby permitting his
first assistant to become head of the
The vacancy off the bench of the
United States supreme court, wbich
will occur Thursday, when Justice
Field’s resignation takes effect, will re
main open until it has been determined
which of the two cabinet portfolios
shall be given to Judge Day.
This will mean a delay of probably
four week* in the appointment of Jus
tice Field’s successor. It is said that
no grave questions are likely to arise iu
that time upon which the court would
equally divide, and that for this reason
it was decided that less detriment would
follow a vacancy on the supreme bench
than one in the department of justice.
Day Will Not Decline.
Judge Day prefers to be secretary of
state, but will not refuse the attorney
generalship. He has no intention of
going on the United States supreme
Up to this time Secretary Sherman
*has given no intimation of a purpose to
retire. He is contented with his posi
tion, and has on all occasions said that
he had no intention of resigning.
And yet his resignation would make
possible that reconstruction of the cabi
net which would be most satisfactory
to all concerned, and the practicability
of such a course will, it is said on high
authority, be urged upon him by many
of his friends.
Ail those who can be relied upon to
render the president such a favor will
present to Mr. Sherman the argument
that he has acquired all the honors pos
sible outside of the presidency; that he
should rest in order to prolong his years;
that he should submit to the desire of
his wife to spend her remaining days in
quiet at their Mansfield home.
To Force Miurman Oat.
Should such pacific measures fail
there is little room to doubt that more
drastic measures will be employed, in
this event the resignation of Mr. Sher
man would be annoii ced as a voluntary
act, but all those who are familiar with
the secretary’s inclinations would real
ize that he had been forced into private
There is no one conversant with prac
tical politics who does not know that
Mr. Sherman was cajoled into’becom
ing secretary of state against his will in
order that Mr. Hanna might be ap
pointed as bis successor. It is intended
to., duplicate these .tactics, and it is
COL, CHIPLEY DIES
The Well Known Floridian Ex
pires At Washington.
11l Several Months. Went to the
Capital on Business and Was
Stricken While There.
Washington, Dec. I.—Colonel W. D
Chipley of Florida, who had bean ill at
a hospital in this city for some weeks
following an operation for carbuncle,
died at 4a. m. The remains will be re
moved to Columbus, Ga., for interment.
Colonel Chipley was a native of Ala
bama and was about 60 years of aget
He engaged in mercantile pursuits With
success at Columbus, Ga., until late in
the seventies, when he removed to Pen
sacola. Fla., where he has siuce resided
He became prominently identified with
the building of railroads iu Florida and
at the time of his death was president
of the Pensacola and Atlanta railroad.
He represented his county iu the state
senate for several years and was oue of
the most promiueut men in the state,
both in business and social circles. He
was mentioned as the most probable
nominee of the Democrats for the gov
ernorship of the state, and in the con
test for the United States senatorship a
year ago was the leading candidate.
Colonel Chipley was a man of wealth
and was noted for his philanthropy.
Colonel Chipley came to Washington
on business with the secretary of the
navy in regard to improvements being
made by the government in the mag
nificent harbor of Pensacola. A small
carbuncle, that appeared shortly before
he left home, was aggravated by the ex
posure consequent- upon an accident to
the train on which be was a passenger
and immediately on his arrival in this
city he went to Garfieid hospital for
His family, consisting of a wife and
five children, have been at his bedside
for nearly a week past. His only daugh
ter was his ‘ companion on the trip to
Washington. His older sons are prom
inent business men in Florida.
MAKES A ‘FLYING MACHINE.
Joliu W, Keely, at Motor tain,, Invent*
an Afruhip—A Huge Affair.
Phils delphia, Deo. I. John W.
Kegly-.of motor fame, has invented a
flying machine. It is a huge affair,
weighing considerably more than two
tons, and occupies a commanding posi
tion in one of the three upper rooms of
his laboratory, on North Twentieth
Ths base and the shaft-bearing por
tions of the flyer are of cast iron, while
the shafts and the major portions of the
large, curiously constructed wheels are
of highly polished steel. The wheels
—there are two large ones—have their
inner rims filled with a series of vital
ized discs, the component parts of which
are as yet a secret, upon which power
is generated by a sympathetic vibratory
machine. Keely said:
“By this aerial engine of mine, prop
erly mounted iu a position suitable for
traveling through the air, I will be able
to go anywhere and at any reasonable
speed. How can I get such a heavy
thing to go up and maintain its aerial
position? We all know that in the
forces of nature there are two proper
ties, like in electricity, for instance. In
that we have the positive and negative.
In what we have been taught is gravi
tation by Sir Isaac Newton and other
illustrious phycicists—l find the oppo
site force levitation.
“In other words, this machine will
be capable of making a sympathetic
outreach for a distance great enough
about itself to not only neutralize the
effects of gravitation, but to permit the
engine and its equipment, no matter
how heavy or heavily burdened, to keep
up. The force can be lessened to any
degree and the engine permitted to de
scend as slowly, as gracefully and as
safely as a bird alighting.”
«*mall*Bllssard In Bogota.
'St. Paul, Dec. 1. —Ordinary ther
mometers made the night the coldest of
the season thus far and the official
record was 7 below at 7a. m. At the
same hour Moorhead reported 16 below,
Bismarck 14 below, Winnipeg 26 below
and Huron 14 below. It was very clear
and very little breeze was stirring. A
small blizzard was reported prevailing
i South Dakota and light snow falling
hi parts of Minnesota, but tne train ser
ve was slighty affected.
Suicided In Scnldlug Wister.
Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. I.—A vet
eran named Patrick Carr was found
dead in a bathtub at the Soldiers’ Home,
the flesh so badly cooked that it dropped
from the bones. The surroundings
tended to show that he had committed
suicide by jumping into the tub of
scalding water. He was married to a
young woman and is said to have had
firmly believed that in the end the sec
retary will accept his fate with the do
cility which characterized his retire
ment from the senate.
Should Mr. Sherman, however not
prove amenable to “reason,” and give
evidence of a determination to pubusa
broadcast the concealed history of the
methods employed against him, the
plan will be abandoned.
Then Judge Day will accept the at
Three Important Ques
tions of Lease Bill.
WERE PASSED UPON
Old Lease .System fill Be Re-Enacted
With a Farm,
FOB WOMEN, JDVEMLES, INFIBM
Speaker Jesklns Thinks The
Convict Question Is Settled
NEW METHOD TO EXAMINE LAWYERS
Who Wish To Be Examined For Admix-
* sion to Practice—Oil Inspectors
Fee Is Cut‘Down.
Atlanta, Dec. 1. —Tne house passed
upon three of the most imuortant sec
tions of the convict lease bill. They
are: That the state should lease all able
bodied convicts; that she should have
supervision over all misdemeanor con
victs; and that the state should estab
lish a farm for women, juvenile and in
The action taken by the lower house
of the general assembly came in the
nature of a surprise, and it is now safe
to predict that the remainder of thia
most perplexing question will be ppi
through the bouse before the end of the
The house passed Mr. Blalock’s bill,
fixing the salary of oil inspectors al
$66.6ti%. Only 13 members voted
Mr. Slaton’s bill providing for a
change in the mode of examining appli
cants for admittance to the bar passed
the house by a vote of 90 to 56. The
bill provides that all students, except
those graduating from law schools,
shall have their examination made in
writing before the superior court, and
it shall iu turn be submitted to the su
preme court for confirmation or disap
proval; the supreme court not knowing
the name of the applicant.
The senate. passed the bill calling for
the election of judges and solicitors of
the superior court by the people.
Senator Stewart introduced a bill in
the senate asking that capital punish
ment, as far as regards females, be
Senator Comas introduced a bill pro
viding for the appointment of a tax as
sessor for each county.
Held the Officer* at Bay.
Greenville, S. 0., Deo. I.— A despe
rate battle between Eli Pittman, a
moonshiner, and revenue officers, led by
Colonel Wayne Ferguson, took place
4 miles from here, near Cox’s bridge.
Deputy Collectors Alex Phillips and D.
B. Stewart were wounded and Stewart’S
right leg may have to be amputated.
Pittman, armed with a Winchester,
held at bay tne officers armed with pis
tols, and Stewart was left with the
moonshiner until a large posse from
here rescued him. Pittman, with an
other moonshiner, escaped toward the
Dark Corner. An illicit still was dis
covered on Pittman’s place. Further
trouble is expected.
TO SAVE MRS, NOBLES.
Representative Berry Introduces a Bill
to Save Her From the Gallows,
Atlanta, Dec. I.—At the session of
the house tonight Representative
Berry, of Whitfield, introduced a bill
that is aimed to save Mrs. Nobles
from the gallows,
The bill says that no woman should
be banged in Georgia unless the jury
especially directs capital punishment
in their verdict. As the jury in the
obles case did not do so, it w’ll be
the loophole to save the murderess.
It is probable tbat the bill was in
troduced by request of Gov. Atkinson.
He expects to have a petition present
ed to him, asking executive clemency
for the old woman, and as he wetfits
to commute her sentence, desires to
be backed up by the legislature in it.
Farmer* of Pulaski Want Him For the
Hawkinsville, Ga. Dec. I.—The
farmers of Pulaski and business met
of Hawkinsville in convention today
passed strong resolutions endorsing
Hon. Pope Brown for governor.
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SPALDINGTO THE PEN
Fhe Former Chicago Banker Is
Fmbezzlement-He Made a Fiery
Speech in Courtroom, Dramati
cally Denying Bls Guilt.
Chicago, Dee. I.—Charles Warren
Spalding, ex-president of the Globe’
Savings bank, has been sentenced to an
indeterminate term in the penitentiary.
He was charged with embezzling funds
of the University of Illinois, of which
he was treasurer.
The court proceedings which termi- ■
nated in Spalding’s sentence were of »
highly dramatic character. Judge Hor-'
ton reviewed the case in an elaborate
opinion, which he had prepared before
hand. One assertion in that opinion
seemed to unnerve Spalding. This was
when the court said that Spalding ad
mitted his guilt.
“I wish,” cried Spalding, “to deny
tbat I or my counsel ever admitted my
Judge Horton had asked Spalding if
he had anything to say why sentence
should not be passed on him.
“Yes,” exclaimed the banker, stand
ing up. His face was pale and he spoke
as if laboring under strong agitation.
In a few rapid words he made denial
of ever having admitted guilt and then
said: "Every dollar I received from the
university has been applied to its bene
fit. 1 protest against this unjust ver
dict, which I fee? would not have been
I’ rw r
CHARLES W. SPALDING.
returned had your honor permitted cer
tain facts to be considered by the jury.
These facts had relation to the question -
of intent to commit embezzlement. I
am proud of my business career of 33
years—ls of which have been passed in
this community. I challenge any man
to stand up befqre me and say I ever
did a wrong.
“Your honor may abridge my days of
usefulness, but you cannot take from
me the honor of the past.”
At this point Spalding’s voice failed
him and he began to choke with emo
tion. Judge Horton then imposed sen
tence. It was announced iu behalf of
the ex-banker that an appeal would be
taken to the supreme court, pending ;
which he will be kept in the county
jail, in which he has been confined since
last spring. $
The charge on which Spalding wm
convicted was the embezzlement of
$204,000 of Macoupin credit bonds, the
property of the university. Banker
Spalding made a stubborn fight in the
courts in the endeavor to preserve his
good name. Besides being ’in justice
courts and before masters in chancery
several times, he twice stood trial on
the charge of illegally diverting funds
intrusted to his care.
The first time the verdict was not
guilty, but on the second trial, Which
was on a different count, the jury
brought in an adverse decision. Th*
indictment and subsequent conviction,
the romantic love story underlying his
alleged offense and his self possession
under the most trying circumstances all <
combined to make his case an unusually
Under the indeterminate sentence
law in operation in this state, the con
victed bank president may be kept in
prison from one to 15 years. The length
of sentence above one year rests with
the board of prison commissioners.
General Clay’s latest Schema*
Valley View, Ky., Dec. I.—Gen
eral Cassius M. Olay has at last found a
way, he believes, to separate Jus wife
Dora and Will Bryant. The general
has been paying Oiell Richardson’s
house rent, and he has sent Oiell word
that unless he refuses to keep Will Bry
ant on the place, he would cut off his
rent money. . Bryant is a brother to
Chinese Fmollohs Are at I’eace.
San Francisco, Dec. I.—As a reward
for his efforts in settling the differences
between the See Yup and San Yup fac
tions in Chinatown, Vice Consul Ho
Yow will within a few days assume the , t
honors and dignities of consul general
of the Chinese empire iu this city. Less ’
than a year ago Ho Yow came to this
city as secretary to Minister Wu Ting
Fang, the new Chinese minister. As I
soon as the new embassy wax settled in
Washington he was sent back to this
city. Ho Yow was instructed by the
minister to settle the differences be
tween the factions. Except for matters
of finances all the differences have been