BID OF BANGS
Canal Contract Will Be Awarded
Oliver Under Certain Conditions.
MUST GET NEW PARTNER
Credentials of New York Man Found on
Investigation to He Unsatisfactory
to Canal Commission.
A Washington special says: As
-fhe result of an extended conference
at the white house Friday, it was
decided to reject the bid of Oliver
and Bangs, who proposed to com
plete the construction of the Panama
canal for 6.75 per cent of the total
estimated cost, in so far as Anson
M. Bangs of New York Is concerned.
While no official statement was
given out, it can be authoritatively
stated that if William J. Oliver of
Kaaoxville, Tenn., can enter into a
satisfactory arrangement with some
other contractor, who is financially
responsible, he will be given the big
The fact that the MacArthur-Gilles
pie company of New York, whose bid
was 12.5 per cent, was represented
at the conference, leads many to be
lieve that a cumblnation may be
formed between that firm and Oliver,
is Known that the MacArthur-Gil
lospie company has convinced Pres
ident Roosevelt and Secretary Taft of
its responsibility and the canal com
mission officials are satisfied that Oli
ver is able to carry out his end of
the agreement. There would have
been no question as to awarding the
contract to Oliver and Bangs had
the credentials presented by Bangs
proven as satisfactory us those fur
nished by 'Oliver.
The decision means that Mr. Oliver
will be given a chance to take some
other contractor into partnership. The
canal commission, with this require
ment met, will not undertake to dtc
trate to him who this contractor shall
The rejecting of all bids was dis
cussed at Friday’s cabinet meeting,
and this decision had been practically
agreed upon before the night confer
ence. if Mr. Oliver refuses to consider
the contract alter the rejection of
Mr. Bangs, the canal commission will
issue a call for new bfil3.
Anson M. Bangs of New .York, Mr.
Oliver's associate, was the contractor
for the Soo line canal locks. Mr.
Bangs is a brother-in-law of John F.
Oaynor of the firm of Greene A Gay
nor, who were implicated with Cap
tain O. M. Carter in the Savannah
harbor frauds. Thla fact, however, it
Is stated, had no Influence with the
After the cabinet meeting Mr. Oli
ver left Washington for New York,
and it is admitted by his ropresenta
lives that he will ask the MacAr
thur-Glllesple company to join him In
submitting a proposal in place of the
hid submitted under tho firm name f>t
Oliver & Bangs. It is stated that a
compromise arrangement will be con
sidered by the canal commission, pro
vided Oliver succeeds in making a
satisfactory arrangement with the
MacArthur-Gillespie company to pay
9 per cent of the total cost for the
construction of the canal.
SLAVS 10 IVAIUAIE MANCHURIA.
final Wind-Up fpisodr of the Russo-
In a cablegram received in Wash
ington Friday Mr. itockhill advises
the state department that the Chi
nese government has been informed
by the Russian minister at Peking j
that Russia would complete the evac-1
nation of Manchuria at once, le&v- j
ing only the railway guard, which
is in accordance with the treaty of
Portsmouth. There are about twenty,
thousand troops to be withdrawn.,
BRIBE WAS OFFERED WITNESS. ££l
Sensational Episode at Trial of Doctor for
Murder of Woman.
The first witness in the trial of
Dr. Herman Feist at Nashville, Tenn.,
Saturday, churged with the murder of
Mrs. Rosa Mangrum, whose body was
Pound in the Ohio river at Cairo, 111.,
was G. P. Stone, and his testimony
proved highly sensational. Stone de
clared that Mrs. Truesdale, sifter of
the murderted woman, offered him
3500 to positively identify a horse and
bucgy which he saw at the union
station on the night of the mysterious
<ii.-a: . e ur.nce of Mrs. Mangrum.
Friend'—Where are tnose beautiful
roses that were sent to you yester
Mrs. Penurious-Thrifty—Oh, they
are down in the cellar; they atways
keep longer in a cool, dark place, you
knew. —Detroit Free Press.
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Borroughs—That’s my boy,
Markley—Yes, he’s very much like
Borroughs—Do you think so?
Markley—Yes, he asked me for a
quarter yesterday. Philadelphia
BRIDGE OF MAHOGANY.
Valuable Wood Used in Mexican
Structure for Pedestrians and
Aa mahogany is among the most
eostly woods in the world, it may well
be inferred that this tropical ma
terial is not very extensively employed
In the construction of buildings, etc.
A bridge constructed of solid mahog
any is certainly a rarity, a curiosity.
There is one, claimed to be the only
one in the world, built of that ma
terial. This structure is located in
the Department of Palenque, State
of Chiapas, Republic of Mexico. This
district lies in the extreme south
western part of Mexico, near the
boundary line of Guatemala.
This mahogany l ridge is construct
ed entirely of that valuable wood ex
cept some iron supports, braces and
nails that are necessary. The bridge
Bpans the Rio Michol and its total
length, including approaches, exceeds
150 feet, while the width if 15 feet.
It is used by both teams and pedes
trians and, though somewhat rude and
primitive in construction, it is very
None of the timbers of the flooring
were sawed for in that region there
are no sawmills, but were hewn and
In that section of old Mexico there
are several very large rubber plan
tations and mahogany trees are quite
common. In clearing away the trop
ical trees the mahogany growths are
also cut down and removed. As this
wood Is quite abundant, some of it
was used in building the bridge.—
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JGstlmates of the country’s copper
production this year place the output
At between 940,000,000 and 970,-
000,000 pounds. Laßt year’s produc
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There Is move Catarrh in this section of
the country than nil other diseases put to
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posed to be incurable. For a great many
years doctors pronounced it a local disease
and prescribed local remedies, and by con
stantly failing to cure with local treatment,
pronounced it incurable. Science ha# proven
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The sea-level canal from Mar
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I ;H)NIS QUITS HIS JOB.
Resigns as Head of Panama Canal
Commission to Engage in More-
The resignation of . Theodore P.
Bhonts as chairman of the isthmian
canal commission was announced at
the white house Wednesday, having
been tendered to the president and
accepted by him, according to corre
spondence made public. It will take ef
fect not later than March 4, Mr.
Shunts having just been elected as
I lesident of the Interborough Metro
politan company, which controls the
Rapid Transit and many surface lines
in New York.
Mo announcement was made as to
who will succeed Mr. Shonts as chair
man of the commission, but it was
learned authoritatively that headquar
ters would be removed from Washing
ton to Panama and a high-salaried
chairman to serve in that capacity
alone will not be named. This being
admitted, it follows that John F. Ste
vens, the engineer in charge of the
construction of the canal, would not
be made subordinate to another of
ficial on the isihmus. Without definite
announcement, therefore, it is regard
ed as a certainty that Mr. Stevens
will be named as chairman of the
commission and will assume his du
ties as such in connection with his
post of chief engineer.
Mr. Shonts’ retirement does not
come w'holly as a surprise. It has
been rumored persistently as soon as
action had been taken upon the prop
osition to build the canal by contract
that Mr. Shonts would sever his con
nection and resume a calling more
congenial to his taste. Secretary Taft
of the war department confirmed the
rumor by saying that Mr. Shonts’ resig
nation was voluntary, which fact is
Lome out by the letter of the presi
dent accepting it.
TRUL OF IHAW IS UIGUIM.
Salacious Murder Case in the Limelight
at Mew York.
The trial of Harry Kendall Thaw,
millionaire, for the murder of Stan
ford White, architect, at the Madison
(Square Roof Garden the evening of
June 25, 1906, began in New York on
The examination of talesmen did
not fully develop the line of defense,
though there were allusions in the
questions of the prosecution both as
to the law as it relates to the sanity
of an accused person and to the “un
written law’’ of which so much has
been said and written since the trag
edy was enacted.
During the examination of the first
talesman, Thaw’s counsel objected to
the form of questions as propounded
by the district attorney as to insanity
or the unwritten law, but they told
the court they did not object to the
questions in principle.
Scenes approaching absolute dis
order attended the opening of the
Most of the clashes were between
reporters and correspondents and the
police. ’Of the newspaper men there
were perhaps 20Q and there was a
policeman for each. The great 3quad
of blue coats was commanded by a
police inspector. Only about fifty news
paper writers finally were admitted,
the remainder of space in the court
room being reserved for the 200 tales
men summoned on the special jury
The trial began before Justice Fitz
gerald of the supreme court.
THIS ACT Ar VARDAMAN’S HOME.
Lynching Occurs in Close Proximity to Gov
ernor’s Residence in Greenwood.
Information reported in Jackson,
Miss., Wednesday evening was that
a negro named Henry Bell was lynch
ed at Greenwood, the home of Gover
nor Yardaman, Tuesday night, by un
known parties. The negro assaulted
Mrs. Graves of that place some months
ago, and had been in the Greenville
jail for safekeeping.
Tuesday night he arrived at Green
wood in charge of a deputy sheriff,
and while that official .was taking him
from the train to the jail he was sur
rounded by fifty men, who took him
away and strung him to a railroad
bridge. The coroner s jury returned a
verdict that the negro came to his
death at the hands of unknown par
p For Agricultural Pepartment.
Representative Wadsworth of New
York from the committee on agricul
ture reported the agricultural appro
priation bill to the bouse Wednesday.
The bill carries $7,635,790 for the or
dinary and regular routine work of
the agricultural department.
All the old seadogs at Lea^ ft p
azree that the new battleship
Tennessee Is destined to experience
some 6 misfortune. Wheathe comgs-
Bion pennant was unfurled on the Ten
nessee. Instead of floating oa
lone narrow streamer, it wrapped it
S? around tie mat. and contitoed
to do . every time It
The sailors say that this happens
rarely but when it does it forebodes
evil When the battleship Missouri,
on which the disastrous turret explo
sion occurred, went into
her pennant did the same thing.
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and in this way they present alike to
themselves and their easy-going or over
busy doctor, separate diseases, for which
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his pills and potions. In reality, they are
all only symptoms caused by some uterine
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THE RESOLUTIONS PASSED
Three Days* Session of Union Most
Important and Enthusiastic Yet
Held by the Sons of Toil.
After what has been unanimously
described as the most enthusiastic
aud important meeting in its history,
the Farmers’ Union adjourned at At
lanta Thusrady noon amid songs and
congratulatory speeches and general
good feeling. *
Action taken by the convention can
be summed up in the following re
sume of the three days’ session. An
epitome of the more importaut reso
lutions is as loltows:
That the state business agents be.
required to meet annually and for
mulate plans to that end.
The substance of the report of the
committee on coitton crop is, that the
next national union fix the minimum
price by grades talcing middling as
a basis after having given due con
sideration to the acreage, the supply
of new material and manufactured
goods on hand and the demand for
said goods. That the establishment o£
cotton warehouses be encouraged by
the union throughout the cotton belt;
said warehouses to be incorporated
under the laws of the several states.
The report of the committee on cot
ton schools advocates the establish
ment of cotton schools in every state
in the cotton states, each state to have
a separate school, but all states to
have a uniform grade.
The committee on market recom
mends that factories be established
and owned by farmers for the man
ufacture of certain articles used by
the iarmer. This applies particularly to
The committee on education stressed
the importance of urging better edu
cational facilities in the rural schools
throughout the south.
The committee on fertilizer recom
mended that no union man buy on
use the fertilizers of any manufactur
ers or dealers who refuses to recog
nize union agents and sell to them
at same price and terms as other
By Campbell Russell; That It is the
sense of this convention that all poli
ticians and others not familiar with
the needs of agriculture who may be
tendered appointments as trustees or
other official positions in connection
with any agricultural school or col
lege be asked to show their patriot
ism by refusing to accept such posi
tions for which they are manifestly
The report of the committee on ag
ricultural schools criticizes the man
agement of a majority of these state
institutions, and recommends that
they shall be placed under the direc
tion of the board of public institu
tions, that the trustees and boards of
directors shall be farmers.
The committee on warehouses after
advocating the establishment of bond
ed warehouses recommends the adop
tion of some feasible plan of selling
cotton direct to the spinners and that
tho organization as soon as possible
fie established for the purpose of
financing and protecting of cotton in
die Farmers’ Union warehouses.
The committee on diversified crops
sails upon all Farmers’ Union mem
bers to diversify their crops and ther
by refiain from living out of “papei
That a conference of the spinner*
of the east and the Farmers’ Union
be held in May in the city of Binning,
ham or other convenient city in the
The committee on co-opration rec
ommends that the Farmers’ Union co
operate with the wool growers and
other co-operators of the north and
west in the establishment of a co-op
erative woolen mill at any suitable
point; that the Farmers’ Union will
aid in the capitalization of the same
and patronage of the same.
By the committee on legislation:
Resolved, That parcels post system
should be established and as a bill
will be presented to congress to that
end, we hereby urge each local coun
ty and state union to send petition*
to their respective senators and rep
resentatives to urge the enactment of
a parcels pest law.
Hon. Thomas E. Watson was se
lected as general organizer for tho