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*» R SUMMARY OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EWENTS OF 1897 *'
I GEORGIA’S I
Do Good Work.
Made a Fine Start For Sending a Mag
PLAN OF THE WORK IS OUTLINED
Each Commissioner Puts Up
Money For Contingencies,
EX-GOV-NORI HERN CHOSEN CH’RMAN
Railroads to Be Asked to Join in Making
Atlanta, Dec. 30. —The Georgia com
missioners for the Omaha exposition met
at noon today in the senate chamber of
the capitol. t
The enthusiasm of the commissioners,
and the good work they did insures the
success of a -magnificent exhibit from
An excellent selection of a* chairman
was made in ex Gov. Northen with E. F.
I Blodgett as secretary. Those present
were: J. 8. B. Thompson, C. E. Har-
I man, J. F. DeLacy, W. A. Hemphill,
W. A. Knowles, George Ketchum, and
F. H, Richardson. Governor Ackinson
remained with the commission a few
minutes and excused himself. Later Mr.
Thomas K, Scott and Mr. George C.
Smith came in.
The chairman a letter from Mr. J.
F. Hanson declining to serve, and stated
| that Governor Atkinson would appoint a
successor to Major
In opening the business of the meeting
the chairman suggested the division of
work between a number of committees,
the most important of which would be a
ways and means committee.
On motion of Mr. Hemphill the follow
ing gentlemen were appointed a com
mittee on organization: Ex-Governor
Northen, E, F. Blodgett and C. E.
The regular meetings were set for the
second Wednesday in each month.
Mr. Ketchum suggested a committee
, on publicity and Mr. Harman urged
the importance of that feature. On
his motion Governor Northen appoint
ed a committee on publicity and pro
motion. This includes Mr. W. A.
» Hemphill, Mr. F. H. Richardson, Mr.
George Ketchum, Mr. W, A. Knowles
) and Mr. P. A. Stovall.
It was stated that the Georgia ex
\ hibit made at Nashville was boxed up
jnd shipped without further cost.
p \ I Governor Northen, Mr. George C.
Smith, Mr. J. S. Thompson and Ml.
Scott were made a committee to cor
respond with the authorities of the
Omaha exposition about floor space,
' and if possible secure it free of charge.
Governor Northen said he had an
organization with agents in every
county and could do much of the work
of collecting the exhibit, and could,
through these agents, find out what
the counties would do.
Mr. H«rman agreed with Mr. Scott that
not a wheel could be turned without
The chairman suggested that the com
mission request the railroads to jein in
making a state exhibit. He said it
• would largely add to the imposing char
i acter of the exhibit.
I ( Mr. Scott thought the idea a good one,
M but said a railroad man could not offer
B such a resolution, and called on some
■ newspaper man to make it. Mr. Hemphill
f came to time and the motion was adopt
ed, asking the railroads to join in a
Mr. Hemphill made things interesting
J by moving that the members ot the com-
F mission contribute |5 each for incidental
expenses. This was adopted.
The meeting then adjourned until
THE ROME TRIBUNE.
Negro Coachman Attempts' to
Shoot His Employer.
Great Excitement in the City of
Cave Spring—Negro Brought
Here and Jailed.
Cave Spring, Ga., Dec. 30.—Great
excitement has prevailed here since last
night about ten o’clock, over an assault
made upon Mr. McAllen D. Marsh by his
coachman, Squire Merriweather, a negro.
Mr. Marsh had sent the negro to Rome,
where he became intoxicated,
Ou his return home, the buggy and
horse hsd suffered much abuse as a result
of the negro’s dissipation. Mr. Marsh
reproved him severely for his conduct,
and forthwith the negro drew a pistol,
began snapping it in the face of his em*
ployer, and with multiplied oaths
threatened to kill him and his wife,
to burn the house.
Mr. Marsh was entirely unarmed, the
negro having previously stolen all his
ammunition, of which he insolently in
formed Mr. Marsh during his tirade.
The negro was arrested and lodged in
jail. He was tried today befote Record
er Trout, and his bond was fixed at SSOO.
Failing to give bond he was bound over,
and carried to Rome this afternoon.
New Jersey Man Wants Property of Gor
don Lee In Walker County.
Atlanta, Dec. 30.—Henry Frede
rick Stone, of Irvington, N. J., has
brought suit through his attorneys,
King & Spalding, to recover nearly
2,000 acres of land that lie in Walker
county, near Crawfish Springs and
Gordon Lee, a well known resident
of Walker county, at present occupies
the land, and claims to have the origi
nal titles to the property and refuses
to hand it over to Mr. Stone.
Mr. Stone says that be has the titles
and now calls upon the courts to oust
Lee and to place him in possession of
The land is represented as being
favorable for farming and to abound
in minerals and timber. Mr. Stone
claims that he has been damaged to
the extent of $7,000, and sues for that
amount. The lands are variously es
timated in value, but it is thought
that that they are worth considerable.
The suit will be heard during the
March term of the court, and has
be?n set for the seco- d Monday.
CYRUS MUST HANG.
Board of Pardons Takas Unfavorable Ac
tion on His Case.
Atlanta, Dec. 30.—The board of
pardons today made a report to Gov
ernor Atkinson in the oase of Tom
Cyrus, the negro who killed Annie
Johnson, the governor’s housemaid.
The board recommended that the sen
tence of death be not interferred with.
Cyrus will, therefore, hang on Jan
The commission recommended that
the governor pardon Williams Hop
kins, sent up for life from Rabun
county. Hopkins killed a man sev
eral years ago with a rock.
International Union Adjourns.
Washington, Dec. 30.—A dispatch re
ceived at the state department from
Minister Storer at Brussels reports the
adjourumen - on Deo. 15 of the Interna
tional Union for the Protection of In
dustrial property. The union, which
had been in session for some time, was
composed of representatives from most
of the European countries, the United
States and Brazil There was a general
discussion on the subject of patents,
trademarks and other matters pertain
ing to the protection of industrial prop
Doctor Dies of a Pin Prick.
St. Louis, Deo. 80. Dr. Felix G.
Allen of Oran, Mo., died here from ths
effects of a pin prick. Dr. Allen came
here two months ago to get experience
in St. Mary’s infirmary. A week ago a
patient suffering from blood poisoning
was admitted to the infirmary. Dr.
Alien helped to bandage the man'i
arm. In so doing he pricked his finger
with a pin in one of the bandages. Thai
night the doctor’s arm began to swell.
No remedies were of effect uud he died.
To Carry Supplies Fur Cubans.
Washington, Dec. 30. Assistant
Secretary Day has just received a re
sponse from the superintendent of the
Ward line steamers in New York in an
swer to his inquiry as to whether h«
could announce that his line could con
vey supplies to Cuba for the relief ot
the suffering people, free of oost. The
prompt answer was: "Will be pleased
to accept supplies for Cuban sufferers,
free of oost. Presume they will be con
signed to General Lee.”
ROME. GA., FRIDAY. DECEMBER 31, 1897.
Another Revolution Is
Will Be Fully Protected By lavy Depart
ONE OF OUR BOATS ORDERED OUT
Gunboat Marietta Will rsteam
With Speed to Scene.
EOZJTA FACTION STIRRING IT UP
Th-y Will Attempt to Wrest Administra
tion From Gen. Gutlrrez-More
New York, Dec. 80.—A special to
The Herald from Washington says: Sal
vador is threatened with another revo
lution. To protect American interests
the navy department, upon the request
of the state department, has telegraphed
orders to the gunboat Marietta, which
is at Mare island, directing her to pro
ceed as soon as possible to La Libertad
and remain until further orders.
The importance of this action will be
appreciated when it is understood that
the Marietta was being fitted for ser
vice in Chinese waters.
The information upon which the state
department acts came from John Jen
kins, consul at San Salvador, who
“The condition of affairs in Salvadoi
is alarming; send warship.”
The navy department does not expect
the Marietta to leave Mare island until
early next week. The gunboat re
turned only recently from Sitka, Alaska,
and her passage was marked by two
cyclones, through which she steamed
admirably, but suffered slight damage.
She will also have to be coaled. The
distance to La Libertad is about 2,500
miles and it will be covered by the gun
boat in two weeks.
The instructions to Commander F. M.
Symonds require him, upon arrival at
La Libertad, to communicate with Mr.
Jenkins and to take all measures possi
ble for the protection of American in
Mail advices from Salvador have in
dicated that trouble is brewing. The
Ezeta faction, which was ousted in the
revoltition of two years ago, has never
rested, repeated expeditions having been
alleged to have been forming in this
Bountry with a view to preceeding to
Salvador and wresting the administra
tion from General Rafael Antonio
General Gutierrez has faced consid
erable grumbling * among his political
followers and it is said one potent cause
of dissatisfaction resulted from his ac
tion in joining the Greater Republic of
Central America. It is expected that
Honduras and Nicaragua will aid Presi
dent Gutierrez in return for similar
SAFE WORKS SHUT DOWN.
The Herring-Hall.Marvlu Company's Fac
tory Is Now Idle.
Hamilton, 0., Dec. 30.—The large
works of the Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe
company have been closed on orders
from Judge Neilan, who appointed S.
D. Fitton receiver for the company last
week. On orders from the court, Re
ceiver Fitton borrowed the money to
pay all the employes, and the announce
ment was made to the large force of
workmen that the plant would be closed
indefinitely. _ “
The former orderTSt the court to the
receiver to continue the business was
rescinded by Judge Neilan and an in
ventory of the establishment was or
dered. L. P. Clawson, Janies K. Cullen
and Charles Graeser were appointed ap
praisers. This action was on the apnli
cation of the attorneys of William and
Aii Opera Director Dead.
Paris, Dec 80.—M. Carvalho, direc
tor of the opera comique, is dead. Leon
Carvaille, otherwise Leon Carvalho,
was born in 1825. While engaged as a
singer at the opera comique, Paris, in
1853, he married Mile. Miolan, one of
the most distinguished artists of that
theater. He became director of the
opera comique in 1876. His manage
ment was marked by a terrible catas
trophe, the great fire of May 25, 1887,
when about 181 persons losjp their Uvea
McLaughlin to Lead In
Brooklyn No More.
A DEMOCRATIC BOSS
Long, Successful and Picturesque Pol tU
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RETIRES FROM POLITICAL RING
He Planned This Over Four
BERNARD YORK 10 SUCCEED HIM
In 1893 When the Democrats Lost Mc-
Laughlin Said As Soon As Party Got
In Power Again He Would Retire.
New York, Dec. 80. Hugh Mc-
Laughlin, for many years the dictator
of the Democratic party in Brooklyn,
has definitely announced his retirement
tfrom political leadership. He will be
Succeeded, according to the present un
derstanding, by Bernard J. York.
The retirement of McLaughlin is the
close of a long, successful and pictur
esque political career. Many years ago,
when aT young man, he was employed
in a rope walk. One of his fellow work
ers was Jacob Worth, who became and
was, until turned down last autumn at
the behest of Senator Piatt, the leader
of the Republican party in Brooklyn, ad
McLaughlin was of the Democratic
Mr. McLaughlin has twice held the
office of register, but aside from that
has not been a candidate. When, in
93, the Democrats in Brooklyn lost the
mayoralty by over 80,000 votes, Mr.
McLaughlin declared that he wanted to
remain in politics just long enough to
see the party back in power again. He
has now followed out the p an outlined
at that time.
WEYLER ENTERS A KICK.
Former Captain General Objects to the
Menage of McKinley,
Madrid, Dec. 80.—General Weyler.
former captain general of Cuba, in his
memorial to the queen regent on the
subject of President McKinley’s mes
sage to congress, says he is honored by
the attacks made upon him, and that
his conduct as governor general was
that of a soldier animated by honor and
Such attacks, therefore, General
Weyler adds, will do him no harm, ad
they are aimed him, he asserts, simply
because he has done his duty. Never
theless, “since the message contained
insulting observations on the Spanish
troops in Cuba,” he believed it to be hid
duty to address a protest to the crown.
General Weyler affirms that the so
called pacillcos whom he concentrated
in the fortified districts were the prime
abettors of the rebellion.
The protest of the general is couched
in courteous language. t
EVILS MAY BE REMEDIED.
Long Wants a Changs In Laws Relating
to Naval Courtsmartial.
Washington, Dec. 80.—The naval au
thorities have long regarded the provis
ions of existing laws relating to the ad
ministration of justice as defective, iu
that naval courtsmartial are not empow
ered to secure the attendance and testi
mony of civilian witnesses.
It often happens that important facts
are exclusively known by civilians and
their testimony is required before al
most every important courtmartial. It
rarely happens that witnesses that can
avoid so doing are willing to appear in
such cases. Secretary Long says from
an examination of legislation on this
subject it does not appear by any means
clear that congress intended to leave
the courtsmartial in such a position.
He has submitted to the house naval
committee a draft of a bill to remedy
these evils without giving the naval
Courts undue authority. The first sec
tion involves only an extension to the
judges advocate of naval courtsmartial
and courts of inquiry of powers now
possessed by judges advocate of army
The section has been drawn in con
formity with the similar design to meet
precisely the same difficulty which had
arisen in the British service, providing
for certification for contempt, if neces
sary, to the nearest United States court
AN ATLANTA CUBAN
Antonio Covin Appointed Min
ister of Interior of Cuba.
Spanish Government Offers Him
the Place. But He
Atlanta, Dec. 30. —The Spanish gov
ernment has appointed as minister of the
interior for the autonomist government
of Cuba Mr. Antonio Govm, who has for
the past nine months resided in Atlanta,
but he declined to accept the office. He
is looked upon as the founder of the
autonomist party in Cuba, and would be
the logical man for the portfolio in the
new cabinet, but many Cubans who have
long been autonemists have come to the
conclusion that the war has gone too far
and it is too late for autonomy to
Mr. Govin resides at 142 South Pryor
street, and says that the war has been
going on too long for autonomy to do
any good. He declines to discuss his
appointment further than that he would
READY FOR THE FEAST
Hon. Robert L. Berner Accepts and Com
pletes List of Speakers.
Atlanta, Dec. 30.—The list of
speakers for the possum supper at
Newnan tomorrow night was com
pleted today by Hon. R. L. Berner’s
acceptance £of the invitation to re
spond to the toast, ‘’Possum and ’ta
The special train which will carry the
state officials and the other guests from
this portion of the state will leave the
union depot tomorrow at 6 p. m. The
round trip fare on this train will be only
sl, and the train will leave Newnan on
the return trip after the supper.
KILEED AT A DANCE.
Negro Frolic on Rounsavi.le Farm Ends
Lindale, Ga. Dec. 30.—Last night
at a negro dance on the Rounsavilie
place, Bud Harris (Shot Lafayette Ir
vin through the heart, killing him in
The negroes began fussing about
a woman, when Harris drew his
pistol, and without a moments warn
ing fired point blank at Irvin’s breast.
The negro fell back dead, with his
life’s blood staining the floor. A scene
of wild confusion followed, and Harris
made good his escape
A Chicago Banker Acquitted.
Chicago, Dec. 30. Theodore H.
Schintz, lawyer and private banker,
who failed several months ago, with
liabilities aggregating more than SIOO,-
000, was acquitted of the larceuy of
SI,OOO from Hulda Fontana, who
claimed Schintz received the mouey
from her kuowing himself to be in an
insolvent condition. Will H. Schintz,
cashier of Theodore Schintz’s bank, was
also acquitted of the same charge.
Many other similar charges have been
made, one of which, the charge of em
bezzling $30,000 from the estate of
Franz Estel, it is said, will be brought
to trial at once.
To Furnish Poatnge * lamps.
Washington, Dec. 30. —The postofflee
department has prepared advertise
ments which will soon be issued in
viting proposals for furnishing adhesive
postage stamps for the government for
the four years beginning July 1, next.
The issues advertised for include the or
dinary stamps, news and periodical
stamps, poetage due stamps and those
for special delivery. The number re
quired per year approximate 3,000,-
Indiana Maa Strikes Oil.
Obown Point, Ind., Dec. 30.—J. J.
Van Buskirk of Medaryville, while
drilling for water, has struck a good
flow of oil of an unusually good quality.
The Indiana and Ohio Oil company have
investigated the surrrouudiug territory
in Jasper county and have filed with
the recorder oil leases which cover sev
eral farms in the vicinity of Medary
ville. The company will at once sink
wells and search for oil
Minister LoomU at Capital.
Washington, Dec. 30. Francis
Loomis, United States minister to Ven
ezuela, has arrived iu Washington. He
is on leave of absence from his post,
and while in Washington during the
coming week he will advise with the
officials on the subject of negotiating
with reciprocity treaty, and also a p. ■-
cel postal con vention between the United
States and Venezuela
French s»ay It a Fake.
Paris, Dec. 30.—The officials of the
French ministry of marine regard the
report of the occupation of the island ot
Hai-Nan, off the south oost of China,
by the French fleet iu those waters, as
being an invention. ~
SIT IS TRUSTWORTHY. $
V The one paper that lead.— J
V reache, all claa.es of people T
W —Rive satisfaction to silver- F
• Users—The Rome Tribune. d)
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Events of Year Passing
Dread Work of Fire Demon and Winl
POLITICS AND PERSONAL ITEMS
Sporting Contests and Acci
dents and Collisions.
SOME NOTABLE BUSINESS FAILURES
Miscellaneous Record of Domestic and
of the Year.
B. Fire in the business portion of Nashville;
10. A $150,000 fire at Danville, Va.
A $200,000 fire at Minneapolis.
28. A business block burned at Sandusky, O.;
24. A $300,000 fire In Chicago.
Red Lake Falls, Minn., nearly destroyed by
25. 5 business houses burned in Syracuse;
Carshops burned at Plattsmouth, Neb.; loss,
26. 20 buildings bnrned'at Pacific Junction, la.
A block of small stores burned in Philadel
phia; loss, $1,250,000.
Grain elevator burned in Chicago; Iqss, $350,-
2. The state capitol at Harrisburg totally de
stroyed by fire; loss, $600,000.
The Scott-Auerbach building at Salt Lake
City burned; loss, SBOO,OOO.
8. The Arnold block at Amsterdam, N. Y.,
burned; loss, $75,000.
19. The Webster block in Gloucester, Mass.,
burned; loss, SIOO,OOO.
20. Grain elevator burned at Toledo; loss, $275,-
21. The Syndicate block at Grand Forks, N.
D., burned; loss, $225,000
27. Cement works burned at Middle Branch,
O.; loss, SIOO,OOO.
L A $150,000 fire In the business portion of
Plate glass factory burned at Alexandria,
Ind.; loss, $200,000.
4. Fire at Syracuse; loss, $120,000.
A SIOO,OOO fire at Newburg, N. Y.
Wagon factory burned at Oshkosh, Wis.;
5. Fire in the business portion of Worcester,,
Mass., caused a loss of nearly $500,000.
Grain elevator burned at Peoria, Illa.; loss,
The Bingham block and other buildings burn
ed at Rome, N. Y.; loss, $200,000.
7. The Park theater, formerly the Metropoli
tan, an old landmark, burned in Indianapo
lis; loss, SIOO,OOO.
15. The Ely-Walker Dry Goods Co. burned out
in St. Louis; loss, $1,000,000.
A SIOO,OOO fire at Elkins, W. Va.
20. A SIOO,OOO fire at Clinton, Mo.
21. Fire in the business district of Ottumwa,
la.; loss about $200,000.
26. A $150,000 fire in Des Moines.
8. Portland Paper Co. ’s mill at Gilbertville,
Me., burned; loss, SIOO,OOO.
4. George F. Otte Co. 's carpet store destroyed
by fire in Cincinnati; loss, $400,000.
15. Moresque block and other properties de
stroyed by fire in New Orleans; loss, $400,-
27. Two piers at Newport News, Va., burned,
together with a steamship, a sailing vessel
and a tug; loss, $2,000,000.
5. Itasca Warehouse Co. burned out at Minne
apolis; loss, $250,000.
The residence of President Green of the Co
lumbia Navigation Co. burned at New Ro
chelle, N. Y.; loss, $250,000.
9. The St. Louis Milling Co. ’s plant in Carlins
ville, Ills., was burned; loss, $200,000.
14. The business portion of Georgetown, a
mining town in El Dorado county. Cal.,
was burned to the ground; loss, $175,000.
The buildings on Ellis island, New York har
bor, burned down; loss, SBOO,OOO.
19. lowa’s State university at lowa City burn
ed; loss. SIOO,OOO.
8. Entire village nearly destroyed by fire and
one life lost at Lake Ann, Mich.; loss,
11. The Berlin (N. H.) Mills Co.’s saw and
grist mills destroyed by fire; loss, SIOO,OOO.
27. Two large factory buildings occupied by
William Reed & Co., Rowland Bros., Pass
Bros, and the Yonkers Silk Co. destroyed
by fire at Yonkers, N. Y.; loss, $400,000.
1. The Pioneer Fireproof Construction Co. ’s
plant at Ottawa, Ills., destroyed by fire;
5. The Northwestern grain elevator, Chicago,
destroyed by fire; 8 persons killed; loss,
9. Planing mill, dry kiln, lumber yard, store
and a number of tenement houses, also 3
small bridges, burned at Barnum, Tex.;
15. The saw and planing mill of the Tunis
Lumber Co. at Baltimore destroyed by
lightning; loss, $600,000.
17. The lumber yard ot the Gerry Lumber Co.
in Eagle River, Wis., destroyed by fire;
20. VrtiriMJ JFWte & Pon> Iqrgg woolen mil 1
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