fiH per cent, and 7 per cent money now
reedy for loan* on Macon residence and
business property. 8 per cent, money for
farm loans. Over $5,000,000 successfully
negotiated in Georgia alone. Ixians made
ran be paid off at any titr *. We are head
quarters. O. A. f’o!< man. Gen. Man.,
356 Second street, Macon, Ga.
The Great Statesman is Dead
and the World Mourns.
But the Announcement Has
Caused Universal Grief.
—The Sole Topic.
DENIED DY SOME PEOPLE
But I here is Little Doubt That It
Is True as the London Papers
Have it From Their Cor
London, Jan. I—The Evening News of
this city repoittM the of Prince Bis
mark, and the news has been confirmed
from several sources, but is still discred
ited in some quarters.
The last report received by the Asso
ciated Press regarding the health of
Prince Bismarck contained in a dispatch
from Berlin, dated December 29, and reads
"It is asserted that owing to his insom
nia, the medical atitendanee of Prince Bis
murk have advised him to abstain from
till work for some weeks to come. Dr.
ScO* wen Inger believe* .in the possibility of
cure, b it not. a rapid one.”
A diiipa'tch from Berlin December 27,
said: “Hatnbttrger Nachrichten denies that
Prince ilMsmark's gout is ibetiter and says
he cannot walk or sleep and is unable to
read or answer his friends’ letters. The
former ohanceilor is d< s< ri'bed as being
very irate at the statement (that bls health
1« unsatisfactory and quoted us saying ‘lf
that gentleman who wrote that were in
my place he would be able to gett an idea
of what a satisfactory condition is.’ ”
London, Jan. I.——The Evening News:
prints a dispatch from its own correspon
dent at Berlin saying: ‘The one remarK
on the lips of everybody is that BismarcK
is dead. Although expected for months,
the event has caused a great shock, it is
the sole topic of conversation in the hotels
FIVE MEN DROWNED.
The Bark Lombard Sank While Entering
Marseilles, Jan. I—The French bark
Lombard. Captain Dane, which left Mo
bile, Ala., November ft, for Cette, depart
ment of Hearult, sank yesterday evening
while entering .port. Five of 'her crew, in
cluding ithe captain, were 'drowned. Eight
others were saved. The Lombard was
built in 1887, at Nantes, France. She reg
istered about 580 tons gross and was own
ed by Deville, of .Marseilles,
And Her Husband is in Jail Charged With
Pittsburg. Jan. I—(Mrs. Sarah McGowan
wvts shot and killed c.t her home in Kan
kin, Pa., near here last night, and her
husband. Anthony McGowan, one of the
present wealthiest residents of the town,
is In jail charged with the muredr. No
one was present when the woman was
shot and the motive for t'he deed is not
known. After the murder the woman was
found locked in .his Ibed room, apparently
asleep. He denied all knowledge of the
crime, but was arrested and sent to jail.
It is Falling Heavily at and Around Mar
It is snowing hard at Marshallville and
in that vicinity.
A telegram received at The News office
shortly after 2 o’clock states this fact, and
the railroad officers say that down the
road the snow is drifting before a strong
wind and that it is intensely cold.
Washington. Jan. I—Consul E. A. Smith,
at Victoria, has just filed an ofdcial report
on the Klondike with the Star? Depart
ment. He says:
‘‘The rush in ’49 to -California and later
to South Africa will be eclipsed oy the
rush of gold-seekers headed for the Yu
Ron in the early months of 1898 They are
coming from all parts of the world. The
steamer Warrimoo has brought nearly one
hundred from Australia.
“Plans are in progress to get an all-
Canadian route via the Stykeen river
Commissioner of the Interior Sifter*, said
here in a speech that when the boundaty
line between Alaska and British Colum
bia is rightly settled it would give to Can
ada some important posts now in posses
sion of the United States. He int mated
(hat 100 pounds exemption allowed miners
would be abrogated January Ist. and du
ties exacted on all supplies not biught in
“A citizen of Alaska who, in two years,
obtained $130,000 and an interest in fifteen
claims, informs me that pay dirt in Alaska
is nearer the surface than in Canada. He
regards Alaska as the more prifitable place
for miners because of the excessive roy
alty charged by the Dominion governmen’.
The Klondike stratum runs in the direc
tion of Alaska, and he has interest in
mine* there that pay as much as those in
KILLED BY ROBBERS
St. Louis. Jan. 1. —John Doriing, aged
70. a highly respected and wealthy citi
zen of Bellville. II!., was found dead in
bed today, his head having been crushed
in with some blunt instrument in the
hands of robbers who ransacked the house
for valuables, and who then escaped with
out leaving a clue as to their identity.
QUIET IN WASHINGTON.
Washington, Jan. 1. —The White House
was closed today for the first time unon
New Year’s day for many years. President
and Mrs. McKinley went out for a drive in
the forenoon and then spent the remainder
. (ft the day in retirement.
THE LUETGERT TRIAL
Was Brought to a Sudden Halt Today in
Chicago, Jan. 1. —The Luetgert murder
trial was brought to a halt today. When
the court was called to order this morning
Lawyer Harmon, for the defense, objected
to holding court and hearing of testimony
today, on the ground that it was a legal
holiday. Judge Gary, who had announced
yesterday that the trial would go on today,
evidently reconsidered the matter, for he
at once sustained Attorney Harmon s ob
jection and adjourned court till Monday.
There is a possibility of the trial coming
to a sudden termination by reason of the
challenging, for cause, of Juror Elmer W.
Ferris, who is charged with having ex
pressed the opinion that the defendant
should be hanged. The lawyer for the de
fense is said to have affidavits to this ef
fect and will present them to the court.
No action was taken today, how, ver.
In Order to Have Further Time for Prepara
tion of Evidence.
Washington, Jan. I—By mutual consent
of counsel on both sides, the beginning of
the court.m'artial at Savannah in the case
of Captain O. M. Carter, of the engineer
corps, ‘has been postponed from January
5 to January 12, in order to allow further
opportunity for preparation of evidence.
Indications are that the trial will consume
a great deal of time, as it will be neces
sary. in addition to submission of a vast
amount of documentary evidence, .to take
the testimony of a number of engineer
ofiieers, even including Colonel Haines,
vLo will be obliged 'to temporarily stop
bis work with the canal oommission in
Nicaraugtia to return to the United States.
New York, Jan. I.—<Dr. William Meyer
is said to have discovered a new and su
perior form of anaesthetic named the
You can talk to 10.000 every day through
the columns of The News.
Many Prominent Republicans
From Washington Will
THE TEST COMES TOBIGHT,
The Republicans Will Hold a Joint
Caucus, But the Anti-Hannaites
Will Not Attend.
Columbus, Jan. I.—Party caucuses for
officers of the legislature, which convenes
next Monday, are held tonight. Owing to
the complications of the contest for United
States senator much more interest is taken
in the organization of both houses than
The Republican members of congress
from Ohio, and many others from Wash
ington are here to participate in the con
As the re-election of Senator Hanna de
pends largely on the organization of the
general assembly, there are Hanna and
anti-Hanna candidates for all places, the
sharpest contest being for speaker of the
house. 'Representative Boxwell is the
Hanna candidate and Representative Ma
son the anti-Hanna candidate, both being
Republicans. Boxweil will, no doubt, re
ceive the Republican caucus nomination,
and at the Republican joint senatorial
caucus next Wednesday night Senator
Hanna will no doubt also be nominated
without opposition, but the contests of
Boxwell and Hanna are for election.
The legislature consists of seventy-five
Republicans, sixty-five Democrats and five
fusionists. Three of the fusionists are
counted for .Hanna, but more that that
number of Republicans are counted
against him. The opposition claims that
twenty Republicans are pledged against
bls. Three Republicans are openly work
ing against Hanna, and several are con
ceded by Hanna’s managers to be doubtful.
The test conies tonight, as the anti-Hanna
Republicans will draw the line on Boxwell
and keep all their followers possible from
attending the caucuses. If, though, the
Republicans tonight remain out of the Re
publican senate and house caucuses to
prevent elections in the legislature of the
caucus nominees next Monday, then there
will likely be demoralization and disturb
ance before the legislature is organized for
Meanwhile, the lieutenant governor will
preside in the senate and the secretary of
state i nthe house. An indefinite deadlock
will follow on the ballottlng for a United
States senator. Both sides are collecting
majorities and both sides are working
hard, with factional feeling running high.
The opposition will likely vote for Mason.
Republican, for speaker, and Governor
Bushnell and 'Mayor McKissen, of Cleve
land, so rthe long and short term for sena
Governor Bushnell and 'Mayor McKissen
were in conference last night with the
anti-Hana Republicans and Democrats,
and are aggressively contesting every vote
against Hanan. The scenes today surp.tss
vd those of the state conventions and feel
ing between Republican factions are more
bitter than ever known between partisans,
most of the members being pledged in
writing and several have documents in
possession of both sides.
At the conference today the anti-Hanna
Republicans and Democrats in the legisla
ture agreed on their combined ticke-ts in
opposition to -the Hanna tickets.
The Republicans get the speaker and
clerk of the house, and the Democrats get
the sergeant at arms and the speaker pro
tem. while all the minor places are equally
divided. This means Representative Ma
son for speaker, and Charles Gerrish for
chief clerk against Alexander Boxwell and
John R. Malloy.
In the senate Senator Burke, who is a
Republic~A from Cleveland, and opposing
Hanna, is the candidate for president pro
tem and the Democrats get all other places
in that body.
The senate stands eighteen Democrats,
sevente-en Republicans and one Fusionist.
The Fusionist will vote with the Republi
cans, giving Lieutenant Governor Jones a
tie vote, and both sides are counting on
him. Contests preliminary to the showing
of hands tonight has attracted an unusu
ally large crowd to the city.
SHARKEY TD FITZ.
Vallejo. Cal . Jen. 1. —Thomas Shharkey
has issued a challenge addressed to Bob
Fitzsimmons, in which he demands that
Fitzsimmons give him the first chance on
re-entering the ring. Sharkey claims that
he won the recent Sharkey-Fitzsimmons
fiasco fairly and that Corbett had the as
sistance of the police when he had Cor
bett beaten in their fight in San Fran
New Britain, Conn.. Jan. I.—The two
hundred employes of the cutlery firm of
Mason & Beckley have been notified of a
five per cent increase in tljelr wages.
THE MACON NEWS.
IN J DEAL
Candidate for Commissioner
of Agriculture is Hoeing
His Own Row.
ATKIHSON AKO TERRELL
Have no Strings on the Southwest
Georgia—His Campaign is Well
It has been published by various news
papers in Georgia, but first by the Augusta
Chronicle, that Hon. O. B. Stevens, candi
date for commissioner of agriculture, has
entered into a deal with Governor Atkin
son and Attorney-General Terrell, whereby
southwest Georgia, or so much of it as
Mr. Stevens can control, is to be delivered
to Terrell in his gubernatorial race and
to Atkinson in the latter’s race against
Bacon tor the United States senate.
The story was told in a most plausible
way and has gained some credence, but
The News happens to know that it is ut
terly without foundation. In fact, The
News has it from the very best authority
that nothing could be further from the
truth, and so thoroughly convinced is The
News of this fact that it will heartily sup
port Mr. Stevens for the commissioner
ship, although it could not have done so
had the reports above alluded to been true.
Mr. Stevens is positively in no combina
tion of any sort. Ou the contrary, he is
hoeing his own row, and he knows how to
hoe it, too.
Mr. Stevens is not yet ready to be heard
from, but his friends may rest assured that
he is in no deal with Atkinson, Terrell,
Candler or any one else, nor will he be at
any time during his campaign.
The way political affairs are now shap
ing indicates Mr. Stevens' nomination and
election beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Some of the best posted men in the state
have boldly announced their willingness to
bet ten to one that he will be nominated
on the first ballot.
Mr. Stevens has strong political and per
sonal friends in Bibb county, and they will
be heard from here when the time comes.
He has his campaign already well under
way, and it is gathering force every day.
There is net much doubt of the fact that
southwest Georgia will be recognized by
the Democratic party this year by the
nomination of one of her ablest and most
prominent citizens for one of the most im
portant state house offices within the gift
of the people. And in nominating Mr. Ste
vens it. is generally conceded that the par
ty will make no mistake, for he is recog
nized as a man of extraordinary business
ability, a practical, successful farmer and
a man of wide Information.
"CENTURY” OF SNAKES.
A Python Gives Birth to Huge Lit
Boston, 'Mass., Jan. I—Empress,l—Empress, an East
Indian python on exhibition at a museum
here, has letter of young snakes. It is un
safe to go into 'the cage owing to the tem
per of t'he rnGther. It is impossible to say
yet how many children are, but tlhere were
probably as many aS 100. The father is
Big ißen, another East Indian python of
the same breed.
Who Allow Their Customers to Keep it in
Their Premises Must Pay More-
Some misunderstanding has been created
by .a misunderstanding of the change in
the license ordinance affecting the whole
sale dealers in liquor.
The license ordinance does not call for
a retail license of SSOO from the wholesale
dealers who sell by the quart, as has been
The only change made in the ordinance
is that the dealers who allow their cus
tomers to keep liquor on the premises and
to drink it as they may desire, are required
to pay the retail license of SSOO.
In all other respects the ordinace is the
same as last year.
CUT IN EFFECT.
The Nev/ Haven Mil! People Get a New
Sun Cook, N. H., Jan. 1. —In accordance
with notices which were posted inlhe mills
in China, Webster & Pembroke Cotton
Manufacturing Company's two weeks ago,
a reduction of 10 per cent in the wages of
the employes went into effect today.
The cut affects all employes of the cor
poratinons the same as in Fall River.
The mills manufacture about 1.300,000
yards of plain print cloth per week, em
ploying about j. 400 hands and a monthly
pay roll of about $27,000. This is the only
industry in the village. There is no or
ganization among the operatives and no
talk of a strike
New York Today Became the
Largest City in the
New York. Jan. I.—Today became the
second cky of the world, with Robert A.
Van Wyck as its mayor.
At the city hail a large crowd gathered
early to witness the induction of the new
Mayor Strong transacted a few of the
the Strong cabinet dropped in to say good
Floral pieces were strewn in every di
rection, a tiger in yellow and black im
mortelles resting a ‘bed of roses, was one
cf the most notable decorations.
At ten minutes to 12 o’clock Van V.’yck
entered bhe office. He was greeted by
Mayors Strong, Gleasen and Wurster. The
four men chatted for some time, and a
big crowd of ofilee holders and ex-offleio
holders made a circle around them. About
one minute before 12 o’clock ?.fayor Strong
addressed Mr. Vv a V-y. k and turned him
ever -the offl.e. T'hcn. after great shaking
of .hands, the ceremony was completed,
and the administration of Mayor Strong
was a thing of the past.
? a ’ r a cent a "’ord column of The
~ews is the cheapest advertising medium
Malone, N. Y.. Jan. 1. —The heaviest
snow storm of the season in the nothern
part of the state set in early on Friday
evening and at 8 o’clock this morning it is
still snowing hard and drifting badly.
From twelve to eighteen inches of snow
Have your job work for 1898 done at The
News Job Printing office. Better equipped
than ever to give you the best, the most
artistic and the cheapest work.
MACON NEWS JANUARY JANUARY i 1898.
» WILL THEY
Consternation Among Rail
road Men—Much Pleas
AMONG BUSINESS MEN.
Will the Louisville and Nashville Es
tablish Offices in'Macon, is Now
the Question of the Hour.
The announcement cf the purchase of
the lease of the Georgia Railroad was a
complete surprise in railroad and commer
cial circles in Macon.
In railroad circles it scattered conster
A News reporter was talking to one of
the most prominent of Macon’s railroad
men and one of the big men of the South
ern system yesterday afternoon when he
was handed a copy of the Evening News.
At first he glanced carelessly at the
head lines and then suddenly straightened
up, held the paper close for a minute and
“Yes, that’s what,” remarked The News
man, carelessly, 'and then the railroad man
-recovered himself and was as uncom
municative as all railroad men are when
something is in the wind.
“What does it mean?” asked the News
man in a tone that was meant to 'be semi
coifidential and very seductive. But it did
“It means competition—right sharp com
petition.” said the railroad man and the
whole truth had been told.
Os course he would say no more. And,
as a matter of fact he had no need to say
more, for that was the whole truth in a
It means competition—lots of competi
tion and a hot time in the old town for
some time to come.
While the railroad men of the .Southern
system, which means all the railroad men
of Macon, don’t like it, the merchants are
very well satisfied, in fact, they are de
lighted and on -every hand The News man
was beseiged with questions about the
probable developments of the situat'on.
The latest report is that the Louisville
and Nashville will establish offices here
and that a large clerical force will come to
They realize that in Macon they can
make a big fight for business both to the
east and to the west —for the Louis rille
and Nashville, being in control of the At
lanta and West Point railroad, makes a
very desirable difference to the Macon
An outlet is given to the east and west
and from both points for Macon merchants
and the bottling up process can be contin
ued no longer.
The course of the Louisville and Nash
ville will be watched with a good deal of
DEATH OF A CHILD.
The Daughter of Mr, and Mrs. R. J. Taylor
Passed Away Last Night.
Last night Kathleen, the little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Taylor, in Vineville,
died of typhoid fever. The little girl has
suffered several weeks.
The child was one of the brightest, in
the neighborhood, and was the idol of her
In the Business of a Macon
The News publishes elsewhere today the
very interesting comparative annual state-.
ment cf the Commercial and Savings Bank,
of Macon, showing the growth of that im
portant iocal institution.
The marked progress of this bank has
been often remarked in business circles,
and it is generally looked upon as a credit
and help to Macon, but a look into its af
fairs, as furnished by the statement pub
lished in today's News, is the most con
vincing proof of its growth and present
The figures show that within the past
twelve months its deposit account has in
creased over 50 per cent. The statement
for 1897 shows deposits amounting to $93,-
794.91, as against $61,495.98 Tor 1896, an
increase of $32,298.93. Certificates of de
posit have also increased in the same ra
tio, being $21,983.47 for 1897, .as against
$14,541.23 for 18!;6.
In 1896 the resources of the bank were
$146,217.88, but for 1597 they are shown to
be $189,408.08. The bank’s undivided
profits for 1897 are $9,055, and it has a sur
plus of $12,500.
Since moving into its elegant new quar
ters in the Jones building, on Second
street, its business has largely increased,
and it is a foregone conclusion that the
Commercial and Savings Bank is destined
to become one of the most important finan
cial institutions in the state.
Mr. E. Y. Mallary, the president and
founder of the bank, is a young business
man of superlative ability, and one in
whom every one has confidence. He has
shown rare business sagacity in the estab
lishment of this bank and in its manage
ment. He is ably assisted by Mr.’ J. J.
Cobb, the cashier, whose experience in the
banking business covers almost a lifetime.
The Union League Meeting and Water.
A goodly orov.d gathered at the Mul
berry Street Methodist church last night
to sing t'he funeral (Urge of 'the dying
year, and hyms of rejoicing for the vir
gin year. The exercises were most appro
priate to the occasion.
Tlie old year was dying, and in the
street outside the shrill blasts from the
nmit'h sang a fitting dirge. T&e old year
world. The New Year was born with
many fend hopes of the future.
The program as arranged at M'.il’b rry
was not out of the usual order cf
services. As the time approached foi the
death' cT 1897, hymns of sarr. 1 ; verenee
were sung, and prayers were offered up.
thanking Him cn high for the ’ manifold
blessings which He had bestowed upon
The meting was also the occasion cf a
union gathering of the members of the
Epworth League of <he city. Notwith
standing the extreme cold of the weather,
there was a large gathering, and a most
delightful program had been prepared.
Addresses were made by Hen. N. E.
Harris and Mr. R. F. Burden.
OFF THE STAGE FOR GOOD.
St. Louis. Jan. I.—The father of Kath
ryn Kidder, who is here, states that the
actress is suffering from nervous prostra
tion. and will never again appear before
Advertise in The News and reach the
Were Held at the Presbyterian Church Yes
In compliance with the oid custom of
the First Presbyterian church which has
been resumed, communion services were
held at the church yesterday afternoon.
The services were preparatory to the reg
ular communion which will be held to
Some time ago the Presbyterian church
abolished the practice of having prepara
tory communion services on Friday after
noons. but it was decided to resume it. and
the first service was that of yesterday af
MORE MONEY IN CIRCULATION.
About $200,000 Will be Put in Circulation
in Macon in a Few Days.
The banks of Macon are paying out large
amounts of money today and will continue
through next week. 'Many bend coupons
and other investment interests mature at
the beginning of the new year and the
amount of money that will be put in cir
culation will materially help matters in
The Central Georgia bank, as a state
depository, will cash the interest coupons
on state bonds, and commencing on the
4th, will cash the dividends on the stock
of the South'.-estern railroad,
JIM NELSON DEAD.
The Weil Known Confederate Veteran Died
Mr. J. B. Nt Ison, well known all over
Macon as Jim Nelson, an old Confederate
veteran died this morning.
Mr. Nelson was a war memiber of the
Macon Volunteers. He has been sick for
a long time and for Ithe least five or six
years fans p. : <n a deserving pensioner.
H. is n un-?l? Ito Mr. Walter 'Nelson and
luas a number of relatives, 'but nciither wife
nor children. He went out to the war
with the Macon Voluulteers, but afterward
joined Hoke’s brigade.
Say Fitz and Julian About Cor
bett’s Refusal to Go Into
IM MOST Wilf cilfin
And I hen Whip Choynski Before
His Claims Are Taken
Chicago, 111., Jan. I.—Bob Fitzsimmons
and his manager, Martin Julian, profess
to be not surprised by Jim Corbett's refu
sal to take up their proposition to whip
Maher before meeting the bald-headtd
champion again. The fighter and mana
ger, however, do not propose to recede
from their proposition. Julian said:
“Corbett says that he will never enter
the ring again except as Fitzsimmon’s op
ponent strengthens my former opinion of
him. lie is a ‘stiff,’ and wants to ’con.’
the public right along to ’plug’ his show.
I offered Corbett a chance and he turns it
down, as usual. If he was sincere 'he
would follow Bob to the end of the earth
for a go. Let him whip Maher or Choyn
ski. He can have all the* time he wants.”
Should Maher be unable to get the back
ing to meet Corbett, which is unlikely,
Julan says he will see to it that he gets
it. He does not mean this as a slur or re
flection on Maher. He simply wants to
make sure that Corbett will get a match
with Maher if he realy wants one.
Julian now says that McCoy must give
Creedon the chance he promised him, and
then whip Choynski before Fitsimmons
takes him up.
Regarding the matter of securing a con-'
venient place for holding the Fitzsimmons-
Corbett fight, or Fitzsimmons-McCoy fight,
should such a contest be arranged, no
trouble is apprehended.
It is almost assured that the fight would
be pulled off within the limits of Greater
Julian this morning told how the verl
scope receipts are divided. According io
this statement Fitz gets 25 iper cent, Cor
bett 15 per cent, Stuart 25 per cent, and
Rector, the inventor, 25 per cent. Ten ner
cent goes to the company that put up the
money for the Carson fight.
FUNERAL CF MRS. PEYSER.
The Interment Will Take Sunday
Morning at Wolf’s Cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. Morris Peyser will
take place at Wolf’s cemetery Sunday
morning at 11 o’clock.
Mr. John Henry ePyser, son of the de
ceased, arrived from Hot Springs, Ark.,
The grand-sons of Mrs. Peyser will act
Talks to the News About
Himself and His Plans in
Bob Downing is at the Academy of Mu
sic this afternoon and tonight.
Tonight he gives his new play, ‘‘Samp
son and Delilah,” with new scenery and
effects. It is said to be Mr. Downing’s best
character, and the opportunity should not
be missed as it is possible that this is Mr.
Dowrina’s last appearance on the Ameri
Mr. Downing was seen at the Hotel La
nier last night and spoke freely to The
News about himself and his plaps.
‘I am glad to be able to help deserving
institutions in Macon, or anywhere, espe
cially at this season of the year. Provi
dence has been kind to me and the public
has been equally so. I seriously doubt it
another season will see me on the stage. I
tried to get away from it once but failed.
This time, however, I think I’ll- get off and
stay off. I have enough to live on quietly
and I have a Htle home up near Washing
ton in which I can live.
As a matter of fact, Mr. Downing has a
very beautiful home some distance out of
■Washington City, and is a man in fairly
affluent circumstances. He has been a
successful actor and has always had the
patronage and the admiration of the pub
TOR CASH MONDAY.
A new oak-table Standard Sewing .Ma
chine will go for $22.
A Standard Machine, almost new, $lB.
An improved white Machine, sl7.
New Home Office,
131 Cotton Avenue.
City of Macon Came In Last
Night With a
I SHE DREW 24 INCHES
And Made the Trip Without Trouble
—Ocmulgee Navigation an
The steamer City of Macon came in last
night with its first cargo of seventy-five
tons of staves, drawing only twenty-four
inches of water. When it is remembered
that the Ocmulgee river is lower now than
it has ever been, this means a great deal
for the Macon Navigation Company’s en
terprise in putting boats on the river. The
’ only delay in this first trip of the City of
Macon occurred at the Southern Railway
Company's bridge five miles below Macon,
v.; i . of not having been used
as a dia.» in some time, did not work easi
ly or satisfactorily. In fact, some part of
the machinery broke and caused the City
lof Macon to lay there a day. Superintend
i ent Beauprie, however, as soon as he was
I notified of the condition of the bridge, sent
| a force of hands down and at 3:30 o’clock
I the boat came by and arrived in Macon
last night in good condition.
According to the plan of giving the Oc
mulgee, at Macon a channel of three feet
in low summer water already approved by
the government, it looks like the Macon
Navigation Company will be able to run
its boats all the year round.
An enterprising Macon firm has already
promised the City of Macon freight for its
first trip to Brunswick, and a lot of freight
has been engaged for her return trip.
What has been a theory for ten years is
now a condition, and a boat is actually do
ing business on the Ocmulgee river from
A Popular Company at Fopular Prices at
The Southern favorites, Guy Woodward,
Bessie Warren and their clever company of
comedians, singers and dancers, wiil play
a three nights engagement at the Acade
my of Music, namely, Wednesday, Thurs
day and Saturday nights, January sth, 6th
The entire Southern press are unanimous
in praising this attraction this season, ami
the theatre patrons will have a chance the
coming week to see some clever perform
ances for the very low price of 10, 20 and
As usual, ladies will be admitted free of
charge to the opening performance of “A
NEW YEAR’S SERVICE.
Mr. Combs to Speak at Y. M. C. Associa
The Young Men's Christian Association
always have interesting services in their
men's meetings, but tomorrow’s meeting
will be especially so, as it will be in the
nature of a New Year’s service. The splen
did orchestra of the association will dis
course some of their best music, and Rev.
Harry C. Combs, the popular young pas
tor of the Christian church, and one of
Macon’s best speakers, will address the
meeting on the appropriate, topic, “The
New Year and what it may bring to us.”
The committee in charge extends to all
men. whether members, Christians or not,
a cordial invitation to attend this inter
esting and helpful service.
The First Good Old Touch of
Winter Came This Morn
| Today Macon is ■shivering in the icy
breath that sweeps down the streets from
Early yesterday evening the advance
gusts of the coming cold wave struck the
city, and during the night the thermome
ter fell to freezing point.
To many the cold wave was a welcome
visitor, but to those poor people, who
hardly have clothes enough to cover their
nakedness, and who have no wood or food,
the could will be a calamity.
From now on the calls for aid will be
many, and Che juctice courts will be filled
with the goods and chattels of the poor
who have been forced out of home and
thei rthings taken away from them by j
merciless landlords because they have not I
money to pay rent.
Macon has been remarkably free from
suffering so far. and it has all been
through the kind hand of Providence,
which have veritably tempered the winds
to the shorn.
There was another herald to the ap
proach of the cold wave. Several cf those
homeless wanderers who have no occupa
tion but to beg, appeared al the police sta
tion and asked for places to sleep. They
came like the snow birds from the notrh, ;
seeking places of warmth in the Sunny
The Biggest Fish Liar in Eibb County Can
Get the Job.
Col. C. M. V.’iley has received a note
from Fish Commissioner Edmunson ask
ing him to appoint delegates to the Fisn
eonventiion to be held in the near future
in Ta nap a.
Colonel Wiley knows a good deal about
Bibb county, but when it comes .to finding
the best man to send to a fish convention
he is at a loss and is afraid tnat he will
offend some of the reta'My good liars by
appointing a poor one.
The fish convention will discuss the pro-
■ pc-ration of fish Jn the lakes and rivers of
! the South. It is a question in wfiicn all
good fi.4h liars are interested and Colonel
Wiley wants i r>plications from the gentle
men who may think they are qualified and
who would like to go.
Os course the delegate who goes to
Tampa will have a royal good time when
hr gets there and he will have unlimited
opportunities when he returns.
Os the Wheel and Sewing Machine bv the
Strong Shoe Co.
i At -the drawing at the Strong Shoe Com
j pany’s office today Mr. H. A. Cordson, rhe '
■ holder of ticket 556, won the handsome
I wheel and Hehty Andrews, the holder of
ticket 514, won the sewing machine. A
■ large crowd was present. The drawing
was done by Mr. W. S. Payne.
You can talk to 10,000 every day through
the columns of The News.
RICH and NM to Be
jLvcl 1 O are our Opportunities.
Suits & Overcoats
At j/; off on former prices.
JNDERWEAR At 25% Cut Rates.
Children’s Suits on same bi.sis.
That is a large sum oi money,
but your eyesight is worth more
. than that sum.
SA AA A Preserve that valuable Trgan by
zf IMI SI h fie (fill using E. Friedman’s Diamord
I 3 ' ■ s B Crystal Glasses. They a-e as per-
il 1 V V VEVuU ect as human mechanism can
’ > make them.
Scientific and Practical Optician.
Office 314 Second Street, Macon,
1 Take Advantage I
While You Can
| , Our Great Reduction ■:
f rdleSS Sale is on. and you san come now .■■nd got
the greatest clothing values ever offered
J OI * B tll is city. The assortment is ex.remely -
f large, and we can please the most fastid- S
C ious - You never wiil be able to buy your
clothes at these prices agaiu. Suits,, over- £
coats, gloves, all winter garments to go >
Regardless of Cost. <
Our GlotfiES Fit. M
and retain their shape, and are sold with CL * x
> our guarantee of perfect satisfaction in >
£ every detail or you get your money back. S
C Our large business of the past week is rap- F) g* . 7
p. idly reducing the stock to proper propor- " * SvCtJ. *
f tions, SO if you want to take advantage of <
> this sale you must come quick.
I Star Clothing Co., I
j DAVE WACHTEL, Manager. <
I 51© CHEZRRY ST. >
To the Public.
Owing' to a change of business, which will take place on
or about January Ist, I will close out my entire stock of
groceries by retail at wholesale prices. " Every article j
have in stock is perfectly new and fresh, and the prices' - •
at which I will sell my goods afford a rare opportunity to'
she jpers for bargains. The sale begins today and will
continue until the stock is closed out.
J. E. CHAMBLISS, 220 Cotton Avenue.
WE WILL MOVE.
After January Ist, the —,,
Macon Sash, Door & Blind Jib's.
Office and salesroom will be located on Fourth Street, two
doors from the Express Office, when there, will be
better prepared than ever to serve those needing
Building Material of Every Kind.
\Z fir cl?
i i Are remarkable for
Yx F~. Their Difference.
There’s a pretty-much-
■ IZZ. alikeness about ready-made
YES $ beaten track that we watch to
get away from. Years ago
we started out to sell the best
kind that well dressed men want and can’t get except from
high-priced, exclusive, made-to-measure tailors. We regard
not only fit and fashionableness, but materials and work
manship as well.
These are the C vercoats we are now selling at cost.
8 Per Cent Guaranteed!
3 h yd ‘“Proved red estate in mote
Jr“. n 4j nWe tluj amount d-y vetted with
Union Savmgt Hauk and Tiu»t Co
GEO. A. SMITH. Gen. Man.
Equitable Building and Lian Asssociation,
Macon, O*., 461 rh.nl Strert.
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