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Corner Stone is Laid.
In the presence of many Columbus
citizens and quite a party of disfin
guished visitors, the corner atone el
the secondary industrial school, the
$50,000 nucleus of Columbus $299,-
OO 0 technological plant, was laid with
Railroad is Extended.
The F. R. & Q. railroad, which
has been operating between Asli-
burn and Sylvester since March 1,
has extended Its road to Brldgehoro,
a point on the Albany Northern 14
miles southwest of Sylvester.
The passenger and freight traffic
hHH increased to such an extent that
It became necessary to put on a >eg
ulur freight train. The road Is doing
*. good business and is pushing its
line on to the gulf as rapidly as pos-
Apprentice Slays Foreman.
J. M. Stewart, section foreman of
the Seaboard, at Bladen, Ga., was stud
and instantly killed by Oscar Knight,
his apprentice, Saturday night.
Knight shot him twice in the hack,
and when he fell fired seven shots
into his body. The body was found
in front of Stewart's home Sunday
Jealousy of his wife and Stewart is
the cause given by Knight, who was
committed to Brunswick jail charg¬
ed with murder by the coroner’s jury.
Tech Grads in Demand.
During the course of twelve hour-?
following the Tech graduating exer¬
cises in Atlanta, President Miatiic-
Hun of that Institution recelced three
letters from manufacturing concerns
wishing to place some of the ’06 class
at munificent salaries.
The reputation of the Georgia Te- h
has spread over the entire country
and none of its graduates expenen-e
trouble in securing lucrative posj-
tions upon graduation.
Court Cuts Out Oral Argument.
After having disposed of 666 cases
of the 1,146 cast's on the docket since
the October term, 1906, leaving 4M>
cases undisposed of. and being new
engaged in reviewing judgments of
145 superior courts and 57 city courts,
which number will he increased by
the audition of fast hills of excep¬
tions in criminal and civil cases, Hie
state supreme court has been com-,
polled to order that oral argument
in remaining cases he dispensed wlili
■when practicable. The court lia.^ is-
fined au order to that effect.
Wants to Get Nearer Home.
There is probability that Tom Wat¬
son’s Magazine will, at an early date,
be published in the south, probably in
■Georgia, possibly in Augusta.
It is not known definitely what Mr.
Watson’s plans ate, hut it is under¬
stood, on excellent authority, that he
•is desirous of transferring all the me.
chanical work of his magazine to a
place that will 1 k> nearer his home
interests than is now the case.
Printers in Atlanta and Augusta
have received notices from the pub¬
lishers of the magazine and are now
preparing estimates that will be sub
Atlanta Postmaster in Luck.
Owing to the fact that the post-
office receipts of the Atlanta pos»-
office for the past salary year <>x
ceeded the sum of $609,000, Postmas¬
ter Blodgett has received a boost in
pay of $1,000 a year.
Tbis increase in salary for the
head of the department, making a
total ot $6,990 a year, means that
the Atlanta postoffice now ranks with
the best in the country, the salary
being exceeded by that of jus*, one
Avalanche of Wreck Suis.
A total of wreck suits against the
Atlanta and W Point and the (Vsi
tral of Georgia, ns a result of H e
recent wreck in Atlanta to a picnic |
train returning from pearl Spvi'c-;. i
were filed a few days ago annum'iny I
to $1 iY..c- 9. This amount is lav ■' •. j
probably, than any other one day’s j 1
total against the two roads for tae
The tal amount that the two rea ls
combined will have ta pay. if they pay
all that has been asked of them t;t»
to date. on the recent Pearl Spring. -
wreck, will be $711,000.
Farmers to Gather on Fourth.
The farmers’ institute for the 12*;!
senatorial district—Quitman. St -,v;:r
nnJ WvuSter counties—will be tr-i ! |
at Lumpkin or. July 3 r.r. l 4. H n
Harvie Jordan in charge. A numne- ;
of prominent speakers and ex jk- i ; -
wli] be present.
On July 4, the Stewart coun y
branch of the Southern Cotton Grow¬
ers’ Association and the Clement A.
Rvana camp of Confederate Veterans,
will unite in a suitable celebration.
There will be an extensive bade'
dinner on this day, with approprTe
speeches, a brass band and other fea¬
tures that will add interest to the
Look tc Farm for Best Men.
Interest in the agricultural ednea
lion and the development of the
College of Agriculture and the M'
chauic Arts to the highest standard
of efficiency has marked the meet.ng
of alumni and friends of the Tnivar¬
sity of Georgia at this year's com¬
George Foster Peabody, that tree
friend of the agricultural intertiis
of the state, in an address much* to
flic aitimni, stated that from the farm
the state must in the future get Hs
strongest and best men and womt.'i,
and that every movement for the d<-
veloprnent of agricultural education ;n
this state means better citizens ,u:ci
more prosperity in the future.
Backing up his words by his in¬
terest and money, he has given to the
university an additional 350 acres of
land, in order that the university may
have the very best campus in the
south, it now comprising 900 acre 3 .
Havoc Wrought by Hail.
The hail storm a few days ago
in Clarke and Oconee counties was
heavier than was at first reported.
In Oconee county the hail fell to
the depth of 14 inches on a level,
and even the pine needles on the
trees were stripped and piled on the
ground several inches deep. In the
upper edge of Clarke county the loss
was heavy. In Clarke the storm was
about a mile wide and seven miles
long. In Oconee it was two miles
wide and ten miles long. The corn
and cotton crops in the path of the
storm were totally destroyed.
Monticeilo and vicinity was also vis¬
ited by a hail storm, doing conside
able damage. Fences were blown down
and on several plantations crops and
fruit were entirely destroyed.
Lawlessness Alarms Citizens.
Miayor J. 1,. Allen and other prom¬
inent citizens of Chipley appeared
before Judge William A. Kittle, m
Columbus, a few days ago, and urge!
him to grant a petition signed by
thirty or forty citizens of Chip.cy
and Hamilton asking that a speem!
term of Harris superior court he
called for the purpose of trying the
persons arrested in connection won
the recent double tragedy at Chip.
ley, and also for the purpose of sup¬
pressing the lawlessness in the core
The petitioners say that people arc
carrjiug arms openly, and that the
feeling of apprehension is demoral¬
izing and is injuring the town’s busi¬
ness. The petiti. ners at first applied
to Governor Terrell for relief, and
he suggested that they cotfer with
Judge Little in reference- to a special
term of court-. Judge Little reserved
Minnesota Man Enlightened.
Secretary of Agriculture Hudson
has received a letter from
I’. Brown of Cockston, Minne-
so* a, in which he states
that he and a number of his ne'g.n-
hors, some of whom are nun of ee.:i-
sidevable means, are desirous of coin¬
ing to Georgia to make their honn s.
Before coming to the promised Inn i,
Mr. Brown was desirous of acquir rg
certain information with regard to the
climate, rainfall, etc., and to lew.n
whether or not there was any danger
from snakes and insec's.
It being apparent that Mr. Brown
was under the Impression wntca
seems to prevail among the most
of the inhabitants of the far north¬
west that Georgia ls a sort of tropi¬
cal jungle where it was insufferably
hot in summer and the inhabitants
were in danger from venomous rep
tiles. Assistant Secretary Robert
Wright wrote him fully in
to his ques ions.
Mr. Brown will, no doubt, he stir
prised and pleased to learn that the
mean temperature of South Georgia
is from 64 to (IS degrees, and Nor.n
Georgia from 2 to an. while tne
moan tempera Hire of til mount a -t-
ous part of the state is 32 dr-^ tvs,
Mount Airy having about the tern-
perature hi summer as Ohio, In iin-
ua and ITnris.
A JDB I OR (OlItGF GRADUAlES.
Kansas Wants 8,000 Harvest Hands to
Gather Her Wh-*at ( rap
Governor Hoch of Kansas Saturday
sent the following to W. J. Black,
traffic manager of the Atchison. To-
,tkn , , i!B(1 , * 0 :mta I e railroad , company,
at Cb'-c igo, and E. S. McLoud. chair-
man cf the Wes cm Passenger As-
“” de ’f ” J «**•, “ cro|1
will be . lost, l appeal to you.”
PROSPERITY OF GEORGIA
Indicated in Reports to Comptroller
General by Tax Collectors in Va¬
rious Sections of the State.
As an indication of the general
prosperity which is prevalent through¬
out Georgia, and which, U appears,
is on the constant increase, Comptrol¬
ler General VY. A. Wright is receiv¬
ing letters almost daily from tax cm
lectors in various sections of the
state, in which they tell him that
the property returns for taxation th.it
year will show an increase equal
practically to the almost unpreceden¬
ted increase shown by the returns of
It is regarded as little short of mar.
vclous that Georgia should show an
increase of more than forty millions
in property returns two years in suc¬
cession, but the indications are that
this is coming again when the 1 Q 0 «;
digests are examined, and this wi.l
mean that the total taxable valuations
in Georgia will be carriad away over
the $600,000,000 mark.
The total property returns for 1301
were $530,000,000. In 1905 they jump¬
ed up to $577,000,000, showing an in¬
crease of $37,000,000 in general prop¬
erty returns and $10,000,000 in corpo¬
ration returns. Another increase like
that of 1905 and the total returns of
taxable property in Georgia will be
carried up close to $625,000,000.
And in the event that 1907 should
show similar results, Georgia would
return in her taxable values to the
high tide which she knew before the
civil war, when, with all the slaves,
the highest total reached was near
There -will be an increase this year
in the returns of corporations amount¬
ing to $4,000,000 or $5,000,000. The
total returns of corporation property
in 1905 were $83,000,000 in round
numbers. This year the total from
corporations will be about $88,009.-
000. The value of Georgia’s corpo¬
ration property is getting close tr
the one hundred million mark, i r
about one-sixth of the total taxable
property of the state.
This year’s increase in the corpo¬
ration returns will be secured by the
comptroller general, it appears now,
without a single arbitration. Where
he thought the returns too small, lie
has simply so indicated, and as the
result of conferences with officin’3
of the companies interested he has
secured practically all he has asked
for. In addition, there has been some
new railroad mileage returned, par¬
ticularly that of the Louisville and
Nashville, between Cartersville ana
the Tennessee lines, and also the
new mileage constructed by the At¬
lantic and Birmingham Railroad com¬
CONVICT CASE TO HIGHER COURT.
Both Parties to Controversy Dissatisfied
With tower Court’s Decree.
The recent decree of Judge Pen¬
dleton in the superior court at A’-
lanta in the case of the Georgia Iron
and Coal company against the prison
commission of Georgia and Hamby &.
Tcomer, in which an injunction was
granted restraining Hamby & Tooin-
er from having transferred tc their
use 59 convicts whose services the
Georgia Iron and Coal company had
acquired by sublease, will be taken
to the supreme court, both the Geor¬
gia Iron and Coal company and Ham¬
by & Toomer being dissatisfied with
portions of the decree.
BANKS ARE ASKED FOR STATEMENT.
Georgia Treasurer Calls Upon State lusti-
iutions to Matte a Showing.
State Treasurer R. E. Park of Geor¬
gia issued a call Wednesday on all
the state banks of Georgia, 373
r in number, for statement of their
condition at the close of business on
June 18. This is the same day upon
which the call was made upon the
national banks of this and other
states by the comptroller of the cur-
rency. A composite statement will,
therefore, show the condition of all
the banks in Georgia as a whole.
Niqht Session Heldbv Senate.
The senate Wednesday decided to
hold a night session to consider the
sundry civil appropriation bill.
SAUSAGE CONTAINED DEATH GERM.
farmer end His Children Die from Poison
lhrouqh fating Bologna.
near near Tort Smith, Ark., and his chil-
dren, Emma, aged 5 years, and James ’
a s ed K 18 mnivh? months, died rtip,! Monday at „ Belle-
p0i ’ Jt h °sPital at Fort Smith from
poisoning. They had eaten boloena
sausage. A daughter, aged seven
years, is at the point of death
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“Where Ocean Breezes BIow”ggi ''/'X,
Is th. place to go In the summer for rest,
recreation and a real good time. Travel via
The Central of Georgia Railway. \
In a few hours you can be on the shores of the Atlantic, listening
to the roar of the surf, drinking in the wine-like air, bathing, boating,
fishing and dancing, and mingling with a gay throng of charming,
good-natured people; the bluest of blue skies above you.
A maximum of pleasure at a minimum of cost.
For full information, rates, schedules, etc., ask your nearest
LOW-RATE EXCURSION TICKETS are on sale at all tmh
ticket offices of tbe
W. A. WINBURN, J. C. HAILE, F. J. ROBINSON, K&ORGLl
Vice-Pres, and Traffic Mgr. Gec i Pass r Agent. Ass’t Gen’l Fass’r Agent.
ADVERTISE IN THIS PAPS K BUSINESS
esas AND INCREASE T«VR
A* Advertisement Is s Siloat Canvasser wha Is
ALWAYS AT WORK IN YOUR INTEREST
Par liberal rater apply ta publication office of THIS PAPES.
Public Men Are Underpaid..
Secretary of the Navy, Chas.J. Bonaparte.
IQ " ^ the course of the past ten months I have been led by my sur¬
roundings and my duties to consider seriously and frequently
why our best men so often shun public life, and especially pub¬
lic service, and the subject appears to me of such grave and!
£113 urgent occasion import the mature to the consideration people that I of venture the league. to ask for it on this
Why do really first-class men, as a rule, shun public em-
.5 its higher grades? First, because public offices of great respon¬
sibility^ ar v generally and grossly underpaid. A very little thought should’,
serve to show that the trusts and the multi-millionaires get what they pay
tor, and we get what we pay for likewise; the only difference is that they
are sufficiently sensible to know they must pay for what they want in order-
to get it, and we are sufficiently silly to think we can get what we want with¬
out paying its fair value. I believe this anomally to be the result of two pop-
Of these, the first is the doctrine that all men of right ought to be, andi
should therefore be made and kept, precisely equal. The second popular
prejudice is the fruit of a theory of Government. According to this school of'
thought, but one question need be asked about a candidate for public office
or an aspirant for political power, namely: “l s he the man best fitted to
go\ern in the public interest?” In this view, it is quite ibrevelant whether."
he will rule as the people may wish to be ruled; the material inquiry * is.
whether he will rule well.
Now we can as readily get good civil servants as we can get good mili¬
tary servants; we can obtain legislative and executive officers of as high?,
grade as are our judicial officers or even as these ought to be. A free peo¬
ple has always as good a government as it deserves, If its rulers are un~
worthy, it has shirked the duties and burdens of freemen.
The Celts qf Brittany,
By Carroll Durham.
E Americans are familiar with the Celts of Scotland, Wales and?
w us; in Ireland. much The less time Celts well they known of have France, than been however, they deserve isolated are to less and be. well separate Until known with¬ peo¬ ta»
our own an
MU ple. did not Armorica, become their a part ancient of the country, growing now kingdom known of France as Brittany,, until;
a year before the first voyage of Columbus.
A passionate conversatism has always characterized |.hese Celts. They
have clung to old allegiances, much as they have clung to the fringes of their-
old lands. Usually more royalist than the king, they have often been more-
religious than the church. It may be said that their royalties, if intense, have*
often been narrow. Their unit of government has been the clan rather than,
the nation; the clan, a kind of enlarged family, grouped about a fighting;
leader, who was also a judge, a provider, a benevolent, parental, arbitrary^
and absolute master. Something of this survives among us in the vitality
and persistence of a clan rule like that of Tammany 4n New York.
The Celts of Brtttany are thus a people of strongly marked character..
The warrior, at the head of his clan, is one ef their great m.en. The woodland'
priest is another; and quite as Interesting and important as either is the-
minstrel, who sings of love and war, of the mystical forest and the gods:
above. One may find his successor today in the wandering singer, who goes;
from Pardon to Pardon, reciting in the Breton tongue old poems from mem¬
ory, and often delighting his listeners with new ones of his own creation -—
American,Monthly Review of Reviews.
The Girl Behind the Counter
By Mary Rankin Cranston.
LH ROMOTIONS is very slow in a department store. A girl may enter
a store at $G a w r eek and, after five or six or seven years, receive.-
an advance of $1 a week if she puts up a pretty stiff fight and is-
a valuable saleswoman.
,_hours ifiii Her are work long, is it n is °t true, the but dull the grind continual it might procession be supposed of liuman- The
ity which fi]es before her lends interest and a certain kind of ex-
eitement . to every hour. Human nature is wonderfully facile in wits its disclosure* h^
and the shop girl who has two ideas in her head and keeps her about
^ ery 50011 learns the difference between the real lady and the spurious article” w“
She Iearas to knmv at a glance whether her customer is likely to order a
of hair pins cr a spool of thread sent home, miles away, bv the debverv wagon
h may be high-priced goods ordered to be sent C. O. D. to a locality which
«"ffiw'wtUw Oh^eTi? St^'LpX ■/ ^t° n kn0w ' h °w to
size’em up.”—The World To-Day.