AT STATE FAIR
Was a Magic Drawing Card For
Host of Georgians at Atlanta,
GIVEN WARM WELCOME
lieutenant Governor of New York De
livered Notable Speech Pleading for
Separation of Tariff and Politics.
In a thity-minute speech before an
audience of two thousand Georgians
lieutenant Governor Lewis Stuyvesant
-Chanler of New York Friday at the
state fair in Atlanta delivered an ad
dress which was afterward referred'
to as “the essence of common sense."
No better descriptive term than that
"was coined throughout the day.
While Governor Chanler declared
that his visit to the south wa3 devoid
of any political significance, yet he
made it clear to all who heard him
that he has views, good views, and de
cided views on all the great national
questions of the day and that, further
than this he knows how to express
them. • -
Not only does he state that there
is an evil in the present situation of
things, but there is a remedy and he
points out this remedy by calling for
the appointment of a national com
mission to be composed of senators,
representatives, merchants, farmers,
members of labor organizations and, in
fact, a representative body of those
affected by the tariff who shall con
aider all evidence, pro and con, on
this great and muchly mooted ques
tion and shall make recommendations
to congress and then congress shall
act in accordance.
He held that this was the only so
lution of this great problem and that
•during a political campaign was no
time to study it and come to a con
Eliminate the tariff question from
politics, was his cry, and withdraw it
from its present position, that of a foot
ball, which is being kicked about from
one political party to another.
There was a conviction in his speech
that was appealing; there wa3 in his
.manner of delivery that which was
peculiar, at first, but which grew upon
his audience and w'armed them up to
him just as he was made to warm up
to his subject until the last five min
utes of his speech marked him indeli
bly as a statesman and a democrat
from the east who is to be reckoned
with in the immediate future.
He received an enthusiastic ovation
-such as a man older in years, better
known throughout the south and of a
much greater experience in national
politics might be glad to receive.
What will long be remembered by
Mr. Chanler, and his party, consisting
of Frank P. Morgan, the veteran news
paper writer of New York and Wash
ington, and Julius Chambers, the
Brooklyn Eagle special writer, as one
of the most pleasant incidents of the
-day, was the luncheon tendered them
at the Piedmont Driving club by the
directors of the Atlanta Fair Associa
At the democratic dinner in the
l New Kimball Friday night assembled
over 300 Georgians to meet and hear
a final address from Mr. Chanler.
The main dining room was Allied
with improvised tables, placed at right
angles to the speaker’s table, which
ran the entire length of the room.
At the right of Governor Chanler was
Forrest Adair, the toastmaster of the
ivening. At his left was Senator A.
1. Clay. Ranged on each side were
he other speakers and the members
f the reception committee, who had
large of the entertainment of Mr.
lanler during the day.
H. H. Cabaniss declared the day had
en the occasion of a reunion between
orgia and New York. He said the
ith and the state of New York could
ttish a president of the United
•tes, and he looked for the time when
i/ould again be true.
ILLETTE GIVEN SIX MONTHS.
Fer Vice President of Insurance Com
pany is Sentenced for Perjury.
entence of six months in the peni
le rj; was imposed by Justice Bow
lint New York Monday upon Dr.
We E. Gillette, former vice presi
ded the Mutual Life Insurance com
panwho was convicted of perjurj.
Dr. lette first denied and then ad
mittto a grand jury that he nad
deped s',ooo in a bank to be used
in isneing legislation affecting in
s to Who Now Owns the Central of Geor
A special from Richmond, Va., says:
According to information obtained
from high authority the Central of
Georgia railroad has been sold to the
Norfolk and Southern, Oakleigh
Thorne, one of the owners of the for
mer property, admitting, in New York,
on Tuesday, that it had been sold, but
declining to give the names of the pur
chasers. Marsden Perry, part owner
with Thorne, is chairman of the board
of directors of the Norfolk and South
ern railway company, which controls
practically all of the network of the
lines in eastern North Carolina, with
Norfolk as the main port of entry.
Local railroad men consulted did not
seem able to comprehend the report
at first or to explain the reason why
the Norfolk and Southern should ac
quire possession -of a system with
which it had no connecting link. From
Raleigh, N. C., to which .point the
line has just been opened, there are
projected roads to Augusta, Ga., and
Charleston, S. C., the ownership of
which has been somewhat in dispute.
The general idea, however, is that the
Norfolk and Southern will get control
of the road from the capital of North
Carolina to Augusta, there to connect
with the tracks of the Central of Geor
gia. In the event of this the parent
road would touch Norfolk and Savan
nah on the ocean, extending to Chat
tanooga, Birmingham and Montgomery
and reaching Atlanta, Macon and prac
tically the entire business heart of
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Norfolk and Southern, the ac
tion of the directors in voting an is
sue of bonds, amounting to $23,000,000
for the purchase of rolling stock and
other equipment was approved.
There are two opinions, especially in
North Carolina, as tc- the real owner
ship of the company, one being that the
Southern railway is backing it and
the other that the Standard Oil com
pany holds the controlling interest.
Railroad men do not clearly under
stand why it should invest so heavily
and issue large' bond obligations if
it was to confine its territory to the
eastern part of Carolina, in which there
were no extarordinarly large shipping
centers. With a link, however, to Au
gusta and connection there with the
Central of Georgia, and its 2,000 miles
of track, the reorganization concern
woulfl be one of the strongest in the
south, behind which there would be un
limited financial backing.
President J. F. Hanson of the Cen
tral of Georgia wired from Macon, Ga.,
Thursday to Oakleigh Thorne of New
York, asking'for information of the re
ported sale of the controlling stock
of the Central of Georgia. He received
a reply by wire, signed Oakleigh
Thorne, saying: ’Absolutely no change
GIRL CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Sixteen-Year-Old Miss Jailed as an Al
The sheriff of Caldwell county, N.
C., has taken to jail at Lenoir, N. C.,
a 16-year-old girl, Maggie Lewis, who
is charged with being implicated in
a highway robbery and a murder in
that county last spring. For this crime
two men were tried last summer at
Lenoir, were convicted, and were sen
tenced each to the penitentiary for
ANOTHER RECORD FOR LUSITANIA-
Queen oi the Ocean Reduces Her Previous
Time About Six Hours.
The Cunard liner Lusitania arrived
at Queenstow n from New York at 0:30
Thursfday evening. She has broken
the best previous eastern record; her
time of passage being 4 days 22 hours
and 46 minutes.
The best previous record from New
York to Queenstown was a days 4
hours and 10 minutes. This is the
time the Lusitania made herself on
her last run from New York.
PRESIDENT IN WASHINGTON.
Expressed Great Delight at Being in the
White House Again.
President Roosevelt reached the
white house from his southern trip on
Wednesday afternoon. To those who
met him at the station it was noted
that he had added several deeper
shades to the bronze of countenance
acquired during the summer months at
The president took no pains to con
ceal his delight at getting home, and
was markedly cordial in his greeting
to those who had gathered in the train
shed to meet him.
Kaiser Gets First Honor in Great
FRENCH WERE CLOSE UP
United States in Fourth and Fifth Place.
Winners Sailed a Distance of 880 •
Miles in Forty-I-our Hours.
Proclaimed as the most remarkable
ballooning contest in the history of
world aeronautics with all racing rec
ords broken, the second international
cup competition, which started from
St. Louis on Monday, ended Wednes
day, with Germany accorded the win
The finish of the race was the clos
est and most exciting the followers
of the sport have ever known, the
victorious German balloon, the Pom
mern, which lauded at Asbury Park,
Wednesday morning, having but slight
ly more than five miles the advantage
of the French contestant, L'lsle de
France, second in the race, which
desceudod during the afternoon at
Herbertsville, N. J., a few miles from
the Atlantic coast and slightly north
west of Point Pleasant.
Another German balloon, the Dus
seldorf, stands third in the r’-e, Amer
ican entries are fourth and fifth, a
third German team is sixth, a French
team seventh, American eighth, and
The unofficial estimated airline flight
of the Ponnnern In 880 miles and that
of the L’lsle de France is 875. The
Dusseldorf, third, landed near Dover,
Delaware, is estimated to have cover
ed 700 miles. The official measurements
will be computed at the geological
survey of the United States govern
ment at Washington. Only the prox
imity of the Atlantic* ocean stopped
the wonderful flight of the Ponnnern.
The balloon could have remained in
the air many hours longer and un
doubtedly would have added several
hundred miles to her record but for
the expanse of water ahead.
While losing the distance record and
possession of the cup, the French team
sailing L’lsle de France gained the
world’s record for duration of flight.
Starting from St. Louis at 4:10 p. in.,
central time, they landed Wednesday at
1:10 p. m„ eastern time, making their
time in the air just forty-four hours.
The previous record was forty-one
hours and five minutes, held by Count
de la Vauex of France. The record of
the international race set by the bal
loon, United States, in the flight from
Paris last year, was 402 miles. This
was more than doubled by Pomrneru
and the French balloon, which threat
ened the winner. In fact, but one
of the nine contestants In this year’s
race failed to exceed the 1906 record.
The result of this race, the first of
Its character ever held in this coun
try, has qualified the United States in
.the opinion of all of the ballooning ex
ports gathered in St. Louis as the
most favorable aeronautic ground in
Every detail of the race was man
aged with eonsunanate skill and many
regrets were expressed that the race
of next year could not be fought out
over the same territory. Germany
having won possession of the silver
trophy presented by James Gordon
Bennett, the race next year will be
in the home of the German Aero Club.
Final possession of the trophy rests
with the club which wins it three
times. The balloon United States,
which finished eighth in this year’s
contest, was the winner in 1906, gain
ing a leg on the cup for the Aero
Club of America, the newest reermt
in the aeronautic confederation of the
world. Aside from possession of the
cup, the Germans won a cash prize
of $2,500 also offered by Mr. Bennett
MORE RAILROAD SHOPS CLOSE.
Mechanic* of the Coast Line are Laid Off.
Three Hundred Affected.
The Montgomery shops of the At
lantic Coast Line, employing 300 men,
and with a monthly payroll of $16,-
000, have been closed down. Master
Mechanic Pearsall announced that a
few of the men would be retained after
November 1. and the company would
operate small repair shops.
Mr. Pearsall said this order was
due to adverse legislation and a d
create in the business of the com
DAY OF THANKSGIVING
6tt for Thursday, November 28, By Presi
dent in Proclamation to People
of United States.
Pesident Roosevelt Saturday issued
his Thanksgiving Day proclamation,
through the secretary of state, naming
the last Thursday In November, the
28th. The proclamation follows:
“Once again the season of the year
has come when, in accordance with
the custom ot our forefathers for gen
erations past, the president appoints a
day as the especial occasion for all
our people to give praise and thauks 1
giving to God.
"During the past year we have beeij
free from famine, from pestilence, from
war. We are at peace with all the rest
of mankiud. Our natural resources
are at least as great as those of any
other nation. We believe that in abil
ity to develop aud take advantage of
these resources the average man of
this nation stands at least as high as
the average man of any other. No
where else in the world is there such
an opportunity for a free people to de
velop to the fullest extent all its pow
ers of body, of mind, and of that which
stands above both body and mind—
“Much has been given us from on
high, aud much will be rightly expected
of us in return. Into our care the ten
talents have been entrusted and we are
to be pardoned neither if we squander
and waste them nor yet if we hide
them in a napkin, for they must be
fruitful in our hands. Ever through
out the ages, at all times and among
all peoples, prosperity lias been fraught
with danger, and it behooves us to be
seech the Giver of All Things that we
may not fall into love of ease and of
luxury; that we may not lose our
sense of moral responsibility; that we
may not forget our duty to God and to
“A great democracy like ours, a
democracy based upon the principles of
orderly liberty, can be perpetuated only
if in the heart of the ordinary citizen
there dwells a keen sense of righteous
ness and justice. We should earnestly
pray that this spirit of righteousness
and justice may grow ever greater in
the hearts of all of us, that our souls
may be inclined ever more both toward
the virtues that tell for gentleness and
tenderness, for loving kindness and for
bearance on one another, and to
ward those no less necessary virtues
that make for manliness and rugged
hardihood —for without these dualities
neithee nation or individual can rise to
the level of greatness.
“Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roose
velt, president of the United States, do
set apart Thursday, the twenty-eighth
day of November, as a day of general
thanksgiving and prayer, and on that
day I recommend that the people shall
cease from their daily work, and, in
their homes, or in their clutches, meet
devoutly to thank the Almighty for the
many and great blessings they have re
ceived in the past, and to pray that
they may be given the strength so to
order their lives as to deserve a con
tinuation of these blessings in the fu
“In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed. f
“Done at the city of Washington, this
twenty-fifth day of October, in the year
of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred
and seven, and of the Independence of
the United States, the one hundred
“By the President:
“Secretary of State.”
PRESIDENT IS NOW FORTY-NINE.
Birthday Celebrated Quietly and in Receiv
President Roosevelt was 49 years
old Sunday. Besides a quiet family re-
Jolcing at the white house fireside, the
president received the congratulations
of the members of the Hungarian club
of New York, thus continuing a cus
tom instituted by the members of the
club several years ago.
COPPER COMPANY GETS MORE TIME
Final Decree In Verdict Given the State of
Georgia is Postponed.
A Washington dispatch says; The
time for the entry of the final decree
of the supreme court of the United
States in the case of the state of Geor
gia vs. the Tennessee Copper company
ami the Ducktown Sulphur company,
was posli>oned Monday by that court
until such time as the state may ask
Georgia will allow the company am
pb- time in which to test their scheme
before taking final action with refer
ence to the decree.
ATLANTA THE WINNER
Of Next Meeting of Georgia W. C. T. V.
Jubilee Just Closed at Columbus
an Interesting Event.
The jubilee conventiou of tns Geor
gia Woman’s Christian Temperance
Union came to an end at Columbus,
Friday evening, the closing feature be
ing a contest in which Georgia gicls
competed In a declamation contest lor
a gold medal, the winner golug to
Nashville to represent the state In
the diamond medal contest before the
national convention of the W. C. T. U.
Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens of Maine,
the national president, and Miss Anna
Adams Gordon of Boston, national vice
president, took a very active part in
th proceedings. A feature of the
farewell service to them was the pre
sentation of n" beautiful loving cup to
each the distinguished visitors. The
cup to Mrs. Stevens was presented
by the Georgia W. C. T. U., and that
to Miss Gordon by the Loyal Tem
perance Legion, the children’s organ
ization of the order.
A feature of the service that came
as a surprise was when a long string
of one dollar bills was thrown over
Miss Gordon and was wrapped about
her, ford’ upon fold. There were 210
of the bills, and they were all pinned
together. This was Georgia's contri
bution to the Crusader Monthly, tha
temperance publication for little folks.
The subscription is but 25 cents per
annum, and so this splendid contri
bution will pay for 840 subscription*.
Miss Gordon, who Is a world’s secre
tary of the Loyal Temperance Legion,
was greatly touched by this novel and
very generous subscription and re
sponded In a happy talk.
Another pleasing incident was the
presentation to Miss Gordon of a neck
lace by Mrs. Jennie Hart Sibley. The
necklace comes from the Holy Land
and thus bus a sentimental as well nu
A striking variation to the now fa
miliar air, "Georgia Has Gone Dry,”
was sung by the convention, and it
made a great hit with the Alabama
prohibitionists who were present. Tha
words “Alabama’s Going Dry” were
A great deal of business was crowd
ed into the closing day of the session.
During the morning a memorial serv
ice was held. A feature of the after
noon scission consisted of reports from
the county presidents.
The old officers of the Georgia Wo
man’s’ Christian Temperance Union
STRIKE LASTED ONLY FOUR HOURS.
Men at New Orleans Quit Work Again But
are Soon Pacified.
Ton thousand cotton and freight
handlers went on a strike which last
ed four and a half hours at New Or
leans Friday. They were the men who
returned to work after nearly a month
long sympathetic strike against local
steamship interests. Friday’s strike was
also sympathetic, called because part
of the returning men refused to sign
a three-year contract with the Illinois
Central railroad. The strike was set
tled by the railroad withdrawing its
demand, at the solicitation of Mayor
The disputes which caused the
strikes will now be settled by an in
vestigation of port conditions.
JAPS OPPOSED TO SOVEREIGNTY.
Count Okuma Says United States Are Run
on Wrong Policy.
Dr. Louis L. Seaman of New York,
nx-surgeou major, U. S. A., who waa
with the Japanese forces, both naval
and military, during the Russo-Japan
ese war, has received a letter from
Count Okuma, the Japanese progres
sive leader, in which the count writes:
“1 think that the trouble In the
United States is due to the state sov
ereignty principle. The power of the
United States is too great. They are
too independent. The sending of the
Atlantic fleet to the Pacific is not good
NO MORE LOANS ON COTTON.
President of Farmers' Union Warehouse
Company So Notifies Growers.
E. A. Calvin, president of the Farm
ers’ Union Warehouse company, has is
sued an official notice, saying that the
company will not loan any more money I
ou cotton. There are about 275 ware
houses in Texas and about 200,000
bales are held. ‘
Farmers have been shipping to the
warehouse in such quantity that the
company was unable to k/eep up with it.
Tightness oi money -/* giver, as rea
son for the refusal to M?nd more money*