Of tbq N*>
icb tu mi
i, and Cooler,
' at tho na-
i this year,
) arrange a visit
I that they
i prealdent, and ha
that ha would be
would call In
The 'defense M the poatat trial at
Walhlbktoh opened fhuraday. Mr.
Maddox, toll bdhalf of the Oroffs. aald
ha would prore that Qooifp. Lorenz
In 1895 had pnrehaaed for $500 a one*
half Intercat In the OroB faatener.
Ha waa followed by Mr. Komler for
the Lorenu, who aaaertad that aa far
back aa 1SSI Machen, George E. Lo
ren* and hi* brother engaged In the
oil holiness In Ohio, and that aa a re-
(nit of their rarloua tranaactftoni G8o.
It. Lore** owed Machen Ilk.dDd, and
that whatever money, Lorenz paid to
Machen waa in aeltlement of an honeat
debt > ’■ V
Conrad Byrne, on behalf of Miaben,
agreed with what Mr. Maddo^ and,Mr.
Komler aald, and added that he would
prove there jeaa no conspiracy when
Mr. Kumler, In the courae ot hla open
ing retgarka, -aald that Mrs. Lorena
had be*n v scandalised by th* govern;
meat; which had. treated her with
cruelty, Mra.' Lorena b'rhka down and
wapt bitterly. She waa lad from the
room by Mra. Machen aad Mr*. Phil
llpe, Mr. Machen'a alater. She recov-
erad her composure duritfg the- recesa
and oocupled her aycuatomed place In
The Brat wltneas for the defenae
waa Mlaa Ina 8. Llebhart, cblef dark
of the special free delivery division
and Machen’a former stenographer.
She deabrlbad Machen’* Varloul dutlaa,
hi rr*aawai>Hi*»*441*+ '
MW ,vi M jit T- t — ict
Epiiomizca items oi uucrut
Hanson Using the Am
General Superintendent Molse,
the Central railway, haa appointed
L. Calder trainmaster at Macon, an-
perlntondent of the drat division
Expenses are being considerably re
duced under the management of
Prealdent Hanson. It is understood
that th* salaries of several high-priced
mad hard bead cut. >
lanta the past week relative to the
pinna In this connection.
Th* question of changing the style
of the building from that of Liberty
Hall, Alexander Stephen's old boms,
to that of Sutherland, the home of
the late General John B. Gordon, was
discussed at some length, and to the
proposed change Mr. Tift gave hie en
The Georgia building will be well
located. ,The alt* la‘one ot the high
est upon the exposition grounds, and
Georgia will be In the midst of the
moat prominent state and foreign
buildings and within short walking
distance of the agricultural bulldlap
aad others In which Georgia's princi
pal exhibits will be displayed,
BRYAN IS DEFiANT
Says Kansas City Platform
“Must Be” Reaffirmed.
RALLYING HIS COHORTS
In Speech on “Moral Issues" In Madi
son Square Concert Hall, Nebras
kan Sends Perth Another “Ul
timatum" to Democrats.
Host of Agricultural Students.
Professor J. M. Johnson and Profes
sor J. F. Hart, Jr., of the department
agriculture In the University
Georgia, are now busily engaged
the work of Instructing a large num
ber of students In the winter school
of agriculture and In preparing for
the opening of the two weeks’ special
course'for farmers, which will begin
the (th of February.
A Want Pair Directors Meet
The Southern Interstate Fair Asso
ciation git Atlanta will b* reorganized.
An attraction of soma kind will he
maintained at Piedmont park this fall,
tut the Ideas of the director* an still
In the formative state, and It is not
certain what will be dona. It la cer
tain, however, that the Southern In
terstate Fair Association will not, ha
sllowed to die.
Value of asorgia'* Cotton Products.
Cotton products In Georgia for tha
year 1003, according to estimates
made at tho department of agriculture
amount to $101,155,000. This la an
Increase of nearly $45,000,000 sines
There were ralsod In Georgia last
year 1,500,000 bales of cotton, which
brought approximately $15,000,000.
■From then 1,500,000 bales there were
($0,000 tona of seed which netted $11,-
000,000. Crude oil from then seed
netted $1,800,000. The llntera from
the cotton seed were sold for $1,(00,*
000, while the cotton seed hull*
Cotton products, therefore, are In
(rent demand, ana there Is a consign:
Increase In the prices.
■>r* tha aen-
I discussion and
as that he and
I before them at
Ion of the Ni
ctation, to pro-
Ion at Its last
a explained that neither
the association aa
r desire to promote or
y other particular
I before congress, but
aa to impress
i committee the
national aid for
i favor of any
ht enact which
ling farmgra of
n the cnor-
’ which thay
i Colored Collao-
by Shaw. 1
> tha aenate call-
of William D.
L and bis service aa
t of Charleston, S.
which ah* aald mad* It
poaalbl* for him to pertom
to everything, -she aald
July. 1901, she personally
tbs mall with'Machen’
prior to that date
rials probably on one-half of the mall.
She aald she herself determined the
queitlon of what papers she ahonld or
uhonld not Initial. She declared that
the OroB fastener was never the sub
ject of any conversation between her-
self and Machen. In.wrltlng Machen’a
Initials ah* sa%fhere was no secrecy
about It, that First Aaslatant Postmas
ter General Wynne knew as wall as hla
chief clerk, Mr. Hawley. A recess waa
taken at this point. B.
Continuing her .testimony when tht'
trial waa reaumtd. Mlga Uebhardt aald
that a great deal of Machen’a time was
taken up In Interviewing congressmen
nnd postmasters regarding tha exten
sion of‘the rural fra»*deltvery. Asked
r,pacifically about OroB fasteners, Mlaa
Uebhardt aald that special orders
ware not brought to Machen’a atten
tion .because the.faatener waa “a fixed
supply.?, In cases Involving a new.nr-
tide, however, abe aald' she would
apeak to'the superintendent about It
It was brought out' that tha order gtv»
on tha Groffs for. fasteners at the re
duced prloe of $iig each, waa dated
July 15, 11$$,' and waa signed by Ma
The witness had not concluded whan
court adjourned until Friday,
Gaorgla Cotton Seed for Texae.
Six car loada of aeed for the cot
ton section of Texas that was devas
tated by the boll weevil last year
were shipped from Athena a few days
ago. Tbit was simply one of the nu
merous shipment* that have
mad* recently and that will contlnua
to b* made until enough lead from
Georgia and a few other states In this
latitude are shipped to give the farm
ers enough to plant thslr next crop ot
Synods Favor Atlanta.
The special conference held in At
lanta the past week. In which the syn
ods of seven atatee were represented,
by a vale of 15 to 3. recommended th*
consolidation, of Columbia Theological
university, at Columbia, 8. C., and th*
Southwestern Presbyterian' university,
ucatlonal Institution in Atlanta,
at Clarksville, Tenn., In one larger *d-
Every seat In the Madison Square
Concert hall IS New York waa taken
Tuesday night when WUUam J. Bry
an began Ms speech on “Moral Issues.*
In the audience there were many
women while the body of the hall was
more than half filled with clergymen.
There was no presiding ofllcer, Mr.
Bryan being escorted to the platform,
where he was greeted with prolonged
applause. He laid in part:
“Why have 1 flung away ambition?
Why have I rejected this proffered
greatness, and been deaf to the en
treaties ot those who talk only of ‘get
ting together.’ I want to know what
they are getting tokethsr tor, whether
to defend rights or to enter upon a
course of pillage.
"The trouble with our government
today Is that It Is too much lndueuno-
ed In Its operations by men whoee only
loyalty Is loyalty to the money hags.
‘Will It pay' haa been substituted for
‘Is It right,' and as a consequence onr
legislative assemblies, city, atato and
. Veterans Asked to Subscribe.
General P. A. S. McOlashln, com
mander of tha Georgia division, Uni
ted Confederate Veterans/ has Issued
cn appeal to the Confederate veterans
ot Georgia to subscribe to th* fund for
reproducing Sutherland, the home of
the late General John B. Gordon, as
the Georgia bnlldlng at tne St Louis
Th* order does not make any as
sessment against the campe, but sim
ply calls for voluntary contrfhntloai.
Goes te File Interesting Suit
Attorney General John C. Hart and
Llgoa Johnson, special counsel for the
state of Georgia, went to Waahlngton
the past week where they will file
proceedings In the United ' States su
preme court against the state of Ten
nessee, the Cucktown Copper Mlnee
and the Pittsburg and Tennessee Cop
The suit la to be filed by the etate
of Georgia because of the alleged
damage which la being done tho prop
erty of cltlaenr In North Georgia.
s Treasury She
NOVEL RECEIVERSHIP CASE.
it Pro Tem.
I a temporary
m qualified by
d December T,
bond In the hum
the oath of office
There has btnn
and no fourth
to Hon. B. R.
i ot January 5,
In the Con-
aaka, ‘Is Cruft,
so, under what
llllam D. Crum
at the port or
Whether fee holds
tha authority of
not by the execu-
’, end by that only,
; became ot the
Women Puts Affair* of Husband In
Hand* of Court.
Thomaa M. Henson, a prominent
merchant ot Union county, Oa., haa
bean placed In th* hands ot a receiver
ah the Imtance of hla w|f*. Hanson's
property Includes a large mercantile
eatabUsbmant, valuable merchant mills
nnd other property, and aggregating
Henaon’a wife some time ago enter
ed suit agalnat him for alimony. In
bar petition she made some very aen-
satlonal charges, one of which waa
Union Veterans Want Horn*.
A petition haa been formulated by
tho old union veterans of th* Fltafeer-
atd colony, praying congress to erect
a soldier*' home at Fltxgerald, as
there an now many 'thousands of old
soldier* located In the aonthern states
snd they find that th* ganlsl climate
la of great advantage to them In their
This colony was settled originally
by them and they are still coming,
finding as thay do a healthy aad
balmy climate and a hearty welcome.
They feel at home at once, but many
ot them are cripple* and In poor
tealU depend upon their little pen
sion tor a support, consequently many
have.to live without any ot tha luxu
rles of life,
A home at Fltxgerald would
doubt be highly commendable to th*
government by the old veterans.
Mole* Succeeds Klin*.
T. 8. Molse has'been appointed gen
eral superintendent ot the Central of
Georgia railway. The appointment la
made by the executive committee of
J. T. Johnson haa been appointed
superintendent of transportation.
Mr. Molso ha* been-general superin
tendent of transportation. Since th*
recent death of General Manager
Theodore D. Kline, MV. Moise had
been receiving all reports that had
been made to Mr. Kline.
On the promotion of General Super
intendent Kline to be general mana
ger, Mr. Molse was made general su
perintendent of tranaportatlon. Hla
rise has been rapid.
that hw husband would not allow her
or her children to attend any rctlglpus
services, and when they disobeyed
him they were Whipped severely.
At the last term of Union' superior
court Judge Klmsey ordered Henson
lo pay Mr*. Henson $50 per mouth
temporary alimony. This Henaon haa
paid- promptly, but Mrs. Henson. In
her application for a receiver, state*
that her husband la rapidly winding
up hla butlneas, and that where par
ties caiCt pay h|m Inatanter he marks
their Indebtedness settled.
’ CAPITAL SAFE.
THIRD BLAZE AT ELfiiffTON.
the end <
Seat tf Gov-
ropriatlng a mil-
• now capital at Frank-
«f a fight which
tor th* removal of. the
the - days
aa a representative
started a fight which
-till th* pretest sea-
la and aided rvank-
Plucky Georgia Town Suffer* Heavily
The third disastrous fire which has
visited -Bherton. Ga.. within a few
yoars and in the samn place. Occur
red Thursday morning.
About 4 o'clock Mathew’s drag store
was discovered on fire, and- before tho
people could he aroused the flames
had spread to Gaines Bros.. Thornton
Bros., and then enveloped Duncan
Bros,, all of whom suffered losses es
timated at $$0,000. Across the street
the buildings of T. M. Swift were
demaged about $3,000.
I BODIES RECOVERED.
SOLON* OPPOSED TO BRYAN.
' Clearing Hansriek
the number ot
s are at
ready to he
r fifty are atlU
: the work
Nebraskan’* platform Nit Favored by
A poll aaade of the leading members
of th* Mississippi legislature Thurs
day to ascertain their views regarding
the democratic platform shows that a
large majority of them are la favor of
repudiating Hon. W. J. Bryan and mat
ing n thorough revision of th* plat-
Requaat of Chairman Brown.
E. T- Brown, chairman of tha state
Democratic executive committee, hu
mad* th* following request Jo the
chairman or secretaries of the county
committees In the etate:
'At a number ot the counties have
recently elected new county executire
committee*, the chairmen or secreta
ries will confer a favor upon the state
executive committee by forwarding at
once a complete llat of their new com
mittees with poatofflee address of each
member to the secretary ot the state,
Hon. J. W. Goldsmith. Atlanta, Ga.
“Th* state press will kindly pub
lish. * E. T. BROWN.
Chairman 8tate Democratic Execu
As a number ot these committees
have Just recently been formed, Mr.
Brown adopted this method as- the
surest ene ot getting a complete llat
of them and avoiding all confusion.
Was 120 Years Old.
“Granny” Loggias, probably the old
est woman In Georgia, died last week
at her home near Gtllsvllle She waa
Just about 130 years of age, having
been born In 1TI4. she enjoyed the
unique and unusual distinction of liv
ing in three centuries, the 18th, 19th
Her extreme ege and tb* statistics
of tbe numerous posterity ot iM* cen
tenarian havo been matters ot Inter
esting newspaper stories tor twenty
vest* past In northeast Georgia. Bh
had a grandson, Klmsey Logglns, who
was a veteran of the civil war, and
died some years ago at an advanced
Planning for Gaorgla Building.
President H. H. Tift, of the Georgia
8*wm!!l Association, whlyh ha* given
the stale 1500 In cash and all the ma
terial needed for erecting the Georgia
state bulldlqg at the coming exposi
tion at St Lottie, we* In conference
with Governor Terrell and Glascock
Barrett, aaslatant commissioner, at At
Can* Station at Waycroaa.
The agricultural department at
Waahlngton has asked congress for
an appropriation of $15,000 for th*
cano syrup experiment station at
Waycroaa. The station was operated
last year under a $10,000 appropria
tion, but there was expenu- In the es
tablishment of the plant which could
not be foreseen, and there Is a de
ficit ot $5,000. The $15,000 asked for
will operate this and the new year's
expenses. Secretary Wilson Is very
much Interested In this work, and has
been co-operating with .Mr. Brantley
In promoting the appropriation. It
is understood the houso commltteo
which hu the making of the appro
priation bill favors the inrvease.
Statement of Book Commission.
Following a conference and a for
mal meeting In Atlanta tbe put week,
the state text-book commission, to
which was Intrusted the work of put
ting Into operation the uniform text
book law. Issued a statement In an
swer te certain charges with refer
ence to the manner In which the adop
tion were made, published In certain
The recent charge consisted In the
statement that after all the bids for
hooks had been opened and consider
cd, the American Book Company wu
allowed to reduce It* price on readers
by a supplement bid, which wu un
dated, and that the same opportunity
wu wu given to other bidder*
The fact In the cue la that the Lee
readers, ottered by tne American
Book Company, were adopted for the
third, fourth and nfth books, and all
other books In this class offered were
rejected. It wu then that the com
pany wu asked by the commission
to reduce Its price, and it did aa The
reduction, at the request ot the com
mission, waa put In writing.
The members ot the state text-book
commission are Governor Terrell,
Comptroller General William A.
Wright, Secretary of Stare Phil Cook,
Attorney General John C. Hart and
State 8chool commissioner W. B.
Merritt Some.of the members were
very much wrought up over the charg
es and were anxious to make a pretty
After careful consideration how
ever a statement wu prepared by lh<
commlulon and given out by Gov
ernor Terrell, tbe gist of which la that
no secret or supplemental bid* were
received, but lower prices were tec nr
edJor tfe* book* that was* adopted.
national, are become auction rooms In
which governmental privileges are
knocked down to tlfe highest bidder.
An evidence that our city wu hon
estly aeeklng to benefit the masse* In
1590 ud 1900 la to be fouttnd in th*
fact that our campaign fnnda were In
significant In both campaigns. In 1802
the democratic party collected a large
campaign fund from the corporations.
It spent more than $1,000,000 In the
two atates of New York and Indiana
alone, ud what wu the result ? The
moet plutocratleit admlMstratioa this
country had ever known. We witness
ed* surrender to organised and preda
tory wealth ao abject and so complete
that seven years of exile from power
have not entirely removed the stain
from tbe party.
“You uk why I am opposed to the
reorganisation of the democratic par
ty? Became I wut my party to de
fine the rights of the people; I want
It to he the fearless champion of their
interests; I wut It to present the mor
el Issues Involved In public queatlone
ud to appeal to the public conscience.
When the nut democratic conven
tion undertake! to writ* a new plat
form. it will find the lut one a model
of clearness and conciseness and of
square dealing, ud I hope that the
delegates to the convention will be In
structed by tho various atates to In
'And bow about cudldatea? It doss
not matter much what the name of
the presidential candidate Is, but It
does matter what he stands for, ud
In what direction he la going to lead
tbe party. Let the republlcu party
be challenged to meet the moral Issue
presented—this Is democratic, this is
Mr. Bryan departed frequently from
the text ot the address.
Alluding to open tale of votes which
he aald existed In Delaware, Mr Bryu
It la this commercialism that la de
bauching oUr nation ud betraying onr
country. I beg yon to thunder out
agalnat thla vicious principle ud aot
try ud (top It In tome little way-'
In epeaMng of th* corruption of vot
ing, he aald:
“You cunot atop corruption with
corruption. 1 believe'that Instead ot
giving a mu $5 to vote the ticket yon
should take a branding Iron ud brand
him. It ahonld be done to tbe coun
cilman who aella a franchise that be
longs to the city; tq the member ot
the state legislature who betrays hla
people for the right* ot gain; -the con-
gresamu and senator who allow* cor
ruption to wreck the laws of the land.”
LAWYER TAKES CONVICT BRIDE.
Senutlenal Denoument In Second
trial of Mrs. Lula Prlnce-Kennedy.
Mra. Lulu Prlnce-Kennedy, on trial
a second time at Kansas city, for kill
ing, three years ago, her husband,
Philip H. Kennedy, local contracting
agent for the Merchuta' Dispatch
Transportation Company, collapsed In
court Thursday when her mother on
the witness stud admitted that the de
fendant had been secretly married to
John Kramer, a local lawyer, since her
conviction tor the marder of her has-
bud. The defendant painted ud It
was necessary to carry her from th*
Brief SummaryHif Moat
’ Important Evfinta
of Bach tau
—Sanford Jacobi, serving \ |
years sentence In the
tentlary for usaultlng a ;
woman, hu been pardoned by \
ernor. Jacobi hu served tbn
of hla sentence. ^
—John B. Lipscomb, who wig re
cently ordered to leave Hail
Ga., by the Law ud Order
for running a "blind tiger,” was i
ed at Greenville, 8. C, on requ
hit bondsmen, carried back tp l
vllle, tried ud fined $1,000.
—Bishop Galloway, of th* Mel
Episcopal church, south, hu i
the imitation of Booker T. WaahlngA
ton to preach the commencement aer-1
mon at the Tuakegee institute on May
—On account ot the high price of
cotton ud tbe low price of goods, Pa-
colet mills at New Hollud, Oa. will
shot down for u indefinite period
—The senate proceedings Wednes
day included a speech by Mr. Sim
mons. of North Carolina, In support
of the Panama cual treaty. Mr. Sim
mons was the first democratic senator
to favor the meeanre on the floor-of
the senate. i
—General debate In the house on
the urgent deficiency bill digressed to
a discussion of political toplci, the
race question ud aerial navigation.
Mr. Hardwick, of Georgia, made an
extended address on the race probledl.
—President Roosevelt hu given up
the fight in behalf of Minnie Cox. col
ored, who had charge of the post-
office at Indluola, Mlaa., and named
Dr. Martin, a democrat, for the posi
—A white man, giving bis name aa
Harry Behr, hu been arrested in
Louisville on suspicion of having mur
dered Mlaa Schaefer at N«W Bedford,
Ind. Baker’s home Is In Memphis.
—United States Consul General Ma
son, at Berlin, hu written the state
department, stating that there la a
general revolt In Europe against Amer
—The bodies of the 184 men killed
in tbe Harwich mine, near Pittsburg,
Pa., are being rapidly recovered. Every
corpse la fearfully mugled.
—The Far Eut situation remains
warlike. There la growing Irritation
at Toklo over Ruussta’s delay In an
swering Japu'a last note. The Japan
ese government la being urged to do-
give war at once.
—Professor Prince Tarkhuov, the
Russian scientist, says the problem
of determining the sex of children will
ha solved by aid of radium. t
—A post mortem examination shown
that Whittaker Wright, the London'
promoter, killed himself by taking
chloride of potassium.
—Bp the decision of Judge Fergu
son In New Huover, N. C., superior
court In a murder trial, only freehold
ers cu occupy the Jury box In North
Carolina In capital cases.
—The supreme court of Mississippi
hu declared agalnat the ule of th*
Southern's Itta Bena bruch to the
Yuoo and Mississippi Valley.
—A vagrancy law modeled after the
Calvin law of Georgia hu been pus-
ed by the Mississippi honae.
—Monday the aenate heard further
dlacuulon on the question ot appoint
ments to olfice made during congres
sional recess, listened to a speech on
the Isthmian canal question by Mr.
Morgan and passed a number of bill*
of a semi-public character.
The grand Jury at Chicago In
vestigating the Iroquois theatre ca
lamity has made Its report, holding
Mayor Harrison, the oners, manager
ud employes of the theatre tor action
ot the grud Jury.
—At Nuhua, N. H., Treuurer Gog-
(In, of tho trust company, 1* under ar
rest, accused ot embeullng between
$80,000 Ud (100.0P0. He stys he
took the money to aid a friend. -• .
—Prealdent Roosevelt hu appoint
ed H. Smith Wooley, a former bishop
of the Mormon church, to be asaajer
ot the mint at Boise City, Idaha
J. R. Sartaln, of Chlckamaugm,
Ga, has been instrumental In expo*-
Ing a land compuy, with headquar
ters *t Minneapolis, Minn., which Is
advertising "homes for our poor In
—The house, Monday, passed the
army appropriation bill, carrying ap
proximately $75,000,000, after adopting
a number of amendments.
—Six blocks of frame houses at
Sour Lake, Texas, destroyed by the
flames Sunday. Fire also boras five
brick buildings at Texarkana
—Mayor Cutlemsn,' ot Greeds boro,
Ala, hu Issued a call for aid of the
storm sufferers at MonodsvUla All
contributions should be sent to him.
LOFT HOST OF OFFSPRINGS.
Tern Woman Goes Hence Possessed
•f an Even 250 Descendants.
Mrs. N. C. Hargis, who died at Den
ison, Texas, a few days ago, at the
age ot S*. eras the mother of seven
teen -children, sixty-eight grandchil
dren and IN great-grandchildren.
She waa well known la many ports
—Literary circles of Boston are get
ting up a fund to be devoted to caring
for the grave of Bill Nye at < tetcher,
—The mercury at St Paul, alien.,
Sunday registered 27 degree* below
aero, establishing a new record.
—The national secretary ot agricul
ture bur. approved the plus for th*
cotton boll weevil Investigation In tho
southwest, for which e special appro
priation oi $250,000 hu been mad*