TOGETHER IN HAMPTON
ROADS AND WARSHIPS MIX
UP OFF NEW YORK.
Norfolk, Vo., Jan. 8.—During a
heavy blow yesterday in Hampton
Roads, the torpedo boat destroyers
Worden and Lawrence collided. The
Worden was rammed and had' to bo
conveyed to tho rayy yard by the
Lawrence, which was uninjured. It
is (reported that the .Worden's Injuries
are not serious.
Battleships In Trouble,
New York, .Jan. 8.—While the bat
tleship squadron, under command dh
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, was
'proceeding to sea yesterday after
noon, the battleships Kearsage and
Kentucky ran aground in the lower
harbor off the west bank light. The
Alabama and Illinois were following
next in line, and before that' could
alter their couse the Alabama collid
ed with the Kentucky, striking her a
glancing blow. The Illinois Just got
clear of the tangle and proceeded
down the bay, anchoring outside the
bar with the flagship Maine. The ac
cident occurred shortly after 1 p. ro.
The Alabama remained by to ren
der assistance to the Kentucky and
Kearsarge, and distress messages
were sent to the Brooklyn navy yard
At 2:45 o’clock the Kearsarge and
Kentucky hofh were floated and start
ed' for sea, accompanied by the Ala
bama. The .Kentucky, however, was
ordered back and returned to Thomp.
klnsvllle, where she anchored late In
tho ’a tertioon. The Maine, Illinois and
Alabama, together with the Kearsarge
remained off the bar until 5:20 o'clock,
when they proceeded to sea.
. They should arrive in Hampton
Roads late tonight or early Tuesday
As soon as the Kentucky joins the
100 Per Cent.
to value of
just received at'
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 8.—The Southern
Cotton Association today issued a
statement showing the percentage of
cotton picked to January first to be
98.39. Cotton ginned to same date,
97.55. The figures by states are:
Florida 99.99 and .A 9.98; Georgia 99.99
and 98.44; South Carolina 99.97 and
97.00; Texas 9S.03 and 97.45.
IN THE SENATE
Senator Tillman’s Resolu
tion Called Up This
Mbrning as a Subject
Washington, Jan. 8.—Santo Domin
gan affairs and relations to the tlntted
States were under discussion in the
senate this morning. Senator Till
man’s resolution requesting the Pres
ident to Inform the senate aB to the
existing status of Santo Domingo was
called up as a subject of debate.
“MOTHER MATCHES” DID
* NOT DANCE WITH KING,
Old Woman In Atlanta\8ays Story Is
Atlanta, Jpn. 8,-—While lying des
perately ill at h<w home 187 Lnckie
street, Miss Rowena Peyton, known
from one end of Atlanta to the other
as "Mother Matches," took occasion
to deny the rumor that she hail once
danced with King Edward VII of Eng
land when that ruler was Prince of
Wales, and on a visit to this country.
Miss Peyton who is well advanced iu
years and the victim of pneumonia.
Is a granddaughter of Furse Peyton,
a former member nf the 11 tilted States
senate. A friend had heard the little
story regarding the alleged 7 dancing
episode and gave the story finch cir
culation. Miss Peyton, while admitting
she had- been to Washington about the
time of the prince’s visit there, denied
she had ever seen him, much less
danced with" him.
ATLANTA PLANS AN
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 8.—It Is now an
nounced that residents o' Peachtree
road will widen that highway to eighty
feet from Brookwood to the county
limits and that the Georgia Railway
and Electric company will extend the
Peachtree street railway line to Buck-
head in the northern part of the coun
ty. When this ’work is done Atlanta
will have a fine driveway ten miles
long and a trolley line covering the
entire distance. Peachtree road from
Brookwood to Buokhead averages
about 50 feet in width. Each property
holder has'agreed to contribute enough
land to increase this 30 feet—15 feet
on either side.
The root of Mr. Joseph EhrlletJ’s
home on Commerce street caught fire
about 12130 o'clock this afternoon,
and the fire department was called out
to extinguish the blase. The depart*
ment responded promptly. The dam*
age wav very slight.
The City Court convened this morn
ing for the January session' - The
morning was a very busy ope, there
being several convictions and pleas of
guilty. No cases of special import
ance were tried.
fleet Admiral Evans probably will or
der a court of Inquiry to Investigate
the grounding of the two ships and
the subsequent collision.
FOR ■ SALE—Pattlson, shop property
will be withdrawn from the market
after Tuesday for. advanced price.'
6-3t ED. R. JONES.
President s Message on Panama Canal—
Decl^ res ^iVork is Being Done in
Washington, Jan. S.—The President today transmitted
to congress the annual reports of the Isthmian Canal Com
mission and of the Panama Railroad Company, with Secre
tary Taft’s letter and other papers.
The President, in his message, declares that work on the
canal is being done with "the utmost expedition, and in the
most careful and thorough manner. He says the reports of
inefficiency or misery on the Isthmus are without foundation,
and courts the fullest investigation. He takes the stand that
to do the work properly men/ of the widest experience and
ability must be secured, and must.be paicb.salaries commen
surate with their ability.
NET EARNINGS OF 0VE&
THIRD OF A MILLION ADt-
LARS, OR MORE THAN 5
* Washington, Jan. 8.—The annual
report of the -Panama Railroad Co.
lor,the ten months ending with October
as submitted to congress today, shows
net earning^ ol three hundred and
fllty-four "thousand dollars—slightly
mbre than live per cent, of tl^e capital
stock. The gross earnings increased
nearly nineteen per coot, over the cor
responding months of the previous
The total earnings.of the steamship
Hues of the company showed an In
crease of more than twenty-live per
cent, over the same ten months of the
previous year. The- report recom
mends an Increase in the carrying
capacity of the steamships of the com
pany and increased terminal facilities
at New York.
JOHN M.‘ PATTIS0N IS
GOVERNOR OF OHIO.
Was Inaugurated Today—Still Shows
Effects of Recent Minnas.
Columbus, O., Jan. 8.—John M. Pat
tlson was inaugurated governor of
Ohio today in the presence of a did
tingulshed company. Five thousand
troops were in the parade, which was
reviewed by Governor Pattlson, who
is still suffering from the effects of
his recent illness. •
LITTLE IRENE TIFT JACKSPN
It is Figured, that Atlan
ta’s Receipts in. 1906
Will React}. Thdt Im
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 8.—Estimated re
ceipts of 12,000,000 will be apportion
ed by the city finance committee at. '
Its meeting this afternoon, beginning
at 3-o’clock at the city halt. ' All ,the
city departments will make demands
upon the committee for Increases In
the approiVjatlons made to the various
parts of the oily POverntaenL An ef
fort will be made to havo included in
the January apportionment sheet the
876,000 necessary to begin work on the
Washington street viaduct which It Is
prop used, shall bind the two sections
of the city together at Waverly Place
anil Courtland strei.L f ,
Falls From Joggling Board and Breaks
Her Shoulder Blade.
Shortly after noon today little Irene
Tift Jackson, the 3-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Jackson,
fell from a joggling board at her home
on Tift street, and broke her shoulder
blade. The broken member was set by
Dr. P. L. Hilsmaa, and the little girl
is resting comfortably this afternoon.
'The painful, accident will be great
ly regretted by Irene's friends and
those of her father and mother.
NO MORE WORRY or trouble churn
ing.- We can sell you a churn at
a moderate price that will make
butter as gobd as the best cream
ery butter. In from 5 to 15 minntes,
from sweet or sour milk. Ask. to
see It at THE COUNTRY STORE.
T. If. NELSON.
Colored Citizens’ tyass Meeting.
A mass meeting of Albany's colored
citizens, led by representative busi
ness and professional men, was .held
yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at
Bethel A. M. E. church. The object
of the meeting being stated, the v fol
lowing resolutions, offered by H. H,
Williams, wero read and adopted:
Whereas, A destructive storm hav
ing passed through our city, in the
midst of a portion thickly populated,
destroying two lives, Injuring several
others, and leaving many homeless
and without anything upon which to
subsist, such calling forth our sym
pathy; therefore, be it
Resolved, That we, In masB meeting
assembled, do tender our sympathy
and means for relief, although small.
Resolved further, That we appre
ciate the spirit of beneficence and
prompt relief of our City Council in
the sufferers’ behalf; while we also
acknowledge appreciation for tho&q
who uo willingly subscribed to a list
circulated In the hands of our Brother
Hardwick, praying tbe blessing, of the
Giver of every Good and Perfect Gift
upon them. ,
The meeting elected the following
as permanent officers, through and by
whom the interest Is subajrVed and
business executed: H. H Williams,
chairman; Rev. G. W. Williams,
treasurer, and Rev. N. L Black, sec
Each pastor Is to act as special
financial agent In aau among his con
Any contributions left at Artesian
Drug Co. will reach the desired end.
Warhings Are Displayed
on tjie Gulf Coast and
Throughout the In
Waehlngton, Jan. 8.—Btorm warn
ings are displayed on the OnV coast,
and col^ wave warnings are dlBplnyed
from the Ohio rlvor to the Gulf and"
TO HONOR R0BT. E. LEE,
Departua: from the Old Custom to be
Introduced InJWeorgla Capital,
Atlanta, Jan. 8.—Atlanta women
who are -Dative Virginians are to he
Invited to partlcluato In the celebra
tion of Gen. Robt. E. Lee’s birthday
by members or the Virginia Society
of Atlanta, which is to take place on
the dVoning of January 19th. This le.
a departure from the old custom, cud I board of consulting engineers as
ON CANAL-THIS, TOGETHER
WITH REPORT OF PANAMA
RAILROAD CO., IS MADE
Washington, Jan. 8.—Letters of Sec-
retatry of War Taft, transmitting the
annual report of the Isthmian Canal
Commission and of the president of
the Panama Railroad Co., togother,
with other reports wero received by
both branches, of congress today. The
report of the canal commission has
been made public.
Secretary Taft advised President
Roosevelt that there would be a ma
jority and a minority report from 1
Is sure to prov» popular. Hereto
fore, the ladies have played but a
small part In the celebrations held by
the society. The following ladles have
been named to serve on thffways and
moans committee in conjunction with
officers of the society; Mrs. Sam. j).
Jones, chairman; Mrs. J; B. Tho:
son, Mra. R. B. Toy, Mrs. G.
Matthewson, Mrs W. N. Mitchell, "Mrs.
R. L. West, Mrs. W. W. Landrum and
Mrs. I. N. Mitchell. The society has
a membership of about 200
ATLANTA MAN IS AN
EVERY DAY HERO
Atlanta, Ga„ Jan. 8.-i-At the risk
of his life, O. H-. Joni '
of (he retail depa*tment
& G>e«g Hardware,
a runaway mule and by.so doing si
od frojm Injury^ and: probable death,
a number o' pedestrians at the confer
of Whitehall and Alabama streets.'At
■ -this particular corner thousands of,
persons puss dally, an dthere was op
unusually large number of men, worn,
en and children In the vicinity nf the
corner, at the time *he frightened mil-
mal dashed down the street. Seeing
the danger to many. Mr. Jones ran
Into the street,- caught hold " of tho
bridle and by mal'' strength, brought
tl e mule to a standstill.
Cared Keyond All Question.
-There were ernes for drunkonuq^s In
the early days of this couutry, and
from ,tlil«' account In the New York
Gazette of May 7, 1772, we are told of
a treatment that cured one patient be
yond all possible question: “On Satur
day last Mr. 'Montanny’B negro man,
who had misbehaved himself and was
a remarkable drunkard, was sent to
Bridewell and underwent the usual dis
cipline of the house for such oftinses—
viz, a plentiful dose of warm water and
salt to operate as an emetic and of
lamp oil as a purge, in proportion to
tbe constitution of tho patient. Of
these he took about threcpiunrls of the
one- and two and a half spoonfuls of
the other; also a gill of New England
rum, which operated very powerfully,
attended with a violent sickness which
obliged him to lie down, and betsroru
8 and 9 at night be was dlutjfve'fedto
bo dead. He died of excessive drink
ing, co-operating with discipline aid
medicine. Sir. Dobbs, tbe operator,
was Innocent of bis tnklng off.”
the type of canal to be recommended;
and expectB a cablegram from Chair-
man Davis, who meets the forelgh
members of the board in Bruesols to
morrow, confirming the majority re
Secretary Taft calls particular at
tention to two transactions in the
report of the president of the Panama
Railroad, one covering the sale of
railroad bonds and their subsequent
repurchase by the government, as the
sale was made without authority from '
the secretary or President. The
ond covers the contract with J.
Market for cotomlssary supplies,
(feeding o; the ‘canal employes,
the subsequent cancellation of the
' tract and refunding to Market ) "
'expense ho Inquired. Preside:
for sAle—aov»ral close h
dencos. (5-3t) ED. R. JONES
■ r .
When a man says, “Of course It’s no
business of mine.” it Is a, sure sign that
he Is going to Bn the best be can to
make It his business.
An Emergency Medicine.
For sprains, bruises, burns, scalds
and similar Injuries, there le nothing
so good as Chamberlain's Pain Balm.
It soothes the wound and. not only
gives instant relief from pain, but
cases the parts to heal In about one-
Uhird the time required by the usual
treatment. As It Is an antiseptic ail
, danger from blood poisoning Is avoll-
State Agent ed. Sold by Htlsman-Sale Drug Go.
Won liu Promotion,
The Duke of Clarence, afterward
William IV„ once received a very
adroit and humorous hint which be
took In very good pnrt. He was vis
iting Portsmouth and Inspecting the
ships there when It happened that his
guide over the “soventy^ours" was an
aggrieved and battered m-ntennnt who
had waited for promotion many years
In vain. Ho seemed despised and for
gotten. As this man removed' bis lint
to salute royalty the duke observed
that he was bald and said jestingly:
"1 see, my friend, that you have not
spared your hair In your country’s
“Why, your royal blgbneBs,” was the
quick answer, “it's a wonder 1 have
any hair left, for so many young fel
lows have stepped over my heed.”
The duke laughed and made bis In
spection of the fleet, but In a few days
bis Portsmouth jtuido received an ap
pointment ns captain.
Dancing Class. ,
Those deslrihg to Join my class will
please meet me at the Elks’ Home
Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 8th, at 3
it MISS CHLOEMILY GILBERT.
in the manner
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