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THE WAYCR088 JOURNAL
The Journal is tha Official Organ of Waro County, City of Wgycron and County Board of Edgesti on.
6TH YEAR FOR DAILY JOURNAL. (
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WAYCBOSS, OA FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1911.
10TH YEAE TOE WEEKLY JOURNAL.
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WARE COUNTY TAX ASSESSORS URGE DECREASED TAX RATE
American Mediation Delegates Ordered From Niagara
NEXT MOVE IS
LAHAB AND LEHMAN LEAVE TO.
NIGHT FOB WASHINGTON—ME
DIATION IS AT AN END—EF-
FORTS MADE TO PROLONG CON.
Dj Wire to The Journal.
Wuriiington, July 2—Justice La
nmr and Frederick Lehman, Amer
ican delegate* lo the mediation con.
ferenee at Niagara Fall*, were today
given order* to rctnrn to Washing
ton. They will leave tonight lor
Mediation I* at an end. While it I*
generally felt that war hn» been for
the time being averted the main
purposes of the conference have not
been accomplished. Daring the
morning effort* were made by
administration to have some kind of
conference continued to keep down
any trouble In Mexico.
Senor Figuero, one of the main
-9 delegates, Is planning to sail for
Liverpool neat week.
Washington, July 2.—Efforts ot
the part of the administration to In
duce the mediators to remain at Ni
agara Falls and keep up a semblance
ot international Intercourse at least
are being taken up today.
It Is feared should news reach the
people of Mexico that mediation is
at an end they would consider the
armistice also ended and danger to
Americans and other foreigners In
Mexico would result.
Efforts are still being made to In
duce Carranza to enter Into an In-
format conference with Huerta dele
gates. Little credence is placed In
the stories telling of Huerta's prep
arations to leave Mexico City.
Mexico City, July 2.—"Neither
President Huerta nor his family will
leave the capital at present,” said
acting Foreign Minister Ruts today.
; war minister Biaioju.i usuiaiwi. *•-
more of a conspiracy In the army
unrounded. The British minister
here has been sharply criticised for
(MUTED STATES SEIM HOKE SMITH OF GEORGIA _
Friends ot Senator Hoke Smith will hold a meeting In Wsycross tonight
and organise the Itrat Hoke Smith Club of the present campaign. Promi
nent .among those who will attend and take part In the club's organization
will be e number of formar supportera of ox-Qovernor Brown., who are out
and out Smith men now. Senator Smith is recognized as one of the Demo
cratic leaders in the Senate and Is a tower of strength for Georgia.
IN CITY T
Tonight In the Walker building, at organizing a Smith club. It is ex-
the corner of Jane and Parker streets, pocted that s number of former sup-
a Hoke Smith club wlll'be organized porters of ex-Ooremor Brown will bo
and plans outlined for an active cam- present tonight and Join the Smith
palgn In Ware and surrounding coun-.CIub. It Is known that at leaat seven
ties In behalf of Sehator Smith. ty-flve per cent of the Brown votera
The meeting will be called to or- [ tn Ware have become Smith men nlnce
der promptly at 8 o'clock and every,the last campaign,
citizen who favors the re-election oil
Senator Smith la cordially Invited to MORGAN TALKS
be present and participate In the eve
county today more
Smith anpportera than It baa ever con* | -
talned, and Senator Smlth> Wnti nr wlr( , Th , j ounl ,t,
are determined to make th* vote in wuhln(tDD , Jllly 2 ,_pierpont
advising British subjects to leave the county so overwhelming thst the con(erred W | th president
Mexico. opposition will ca l It unsnlmous. w||><m tod , y various aspect.
The acton on the put °f Senator bulfne „ >nd flnlncllI probiero .
Smith’s friends in Ware I. the flrri country . Th „ lnler¥ , ew
step taken "> J* 1 "" h * was the llrat of a series the Presl-
of an opponent to the Senator toward. ^ W||10B tod ,y upon varlou .
pecta of busineaa and financial prob-
Dlft ODflUfn AH ' lcma before the country. The iuter*
Dill bnllVVIl Un view was the first of a seriea the
PICNIC TODAY President plans to bold with promt-
NO NEW GASES
By Wire to The Journal.
New Orleans, July 2.—With
thousand baited rat traps doing si
lent duty today health authorities
continued the fight to eradicate the
bubonic plague. No new cases were
reported today though the officers
have enlarged the cone over which a
strict watch is being kept
MUST BE PAID
Water bills for the third quarter
of the year have been mailed all pat
rons of the city's waterworks and
must be paid on or before the twen
ty-fifth of this month. The water
bills of the city are payable in ad
vance. and not at the end of the
The city has been very lenient with
ROARD WILL DISCUSS STEPS TO
DE TAKEN AT MEETING HERE
That the destruction'of the Griffin
district's school house (should be
thoroughly probed and the guilty
persons punished was the opinion ex
pressed today by County School Sup
erintendent J. It, Bourn.
He said that it Is true that ho is
figuring on recommending to the
county board of education that a sub
stantial reward bo offered tbr inform*
ation with proof to convict the per
sons responsible for the outrage in
the Griffin district.
A personal investigation is being
made by Mr. Bourn and he will visit
the district during the next week.
Further reports to him indicate
that it Is very doubtful if die means
that were used to destroy the struct
ure will become known. The entire
roof of the building has bc«n torn oft,
and ail windows ruined. r - He aaya
he has no Information of x dynamitq
having been used, but different re
ports Indicate that this explosive
could have caused the damage to
It la understood that residents of
the Griffin district will add to the
reward the county board will offer
and will aid the officers In every way
possible In probing the affair.
The ill-starred royal houso of the Hapsburgs has again brought to
the attention of the world the hoodoo which it seems can not be shaken,
when Archduke Francis Ferdinand nephew of Emperor Francis Joseph
and heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his contort, the Countess
Sophie Chotex, were assassinated while driving st Serjovo. The fact’
that Archduke Frans Ferdinand met his death In the capital of Bosnia,
the annexation of which to Austria has been attributed to his Initiative,
and that the crime was committed t81avs, who have bitterly resented
thlB extension of Austrian territory at the expense of Servia, lea dp to
the belief that the crime was an act of revenge for this successful coup
in 1208. Tbs assassinated couple are herewith shown .with. tb*tr v chi!-
dren. The tragedy of 8erjovo was the curtain-fall of a romance that
stirred the admiration and astonishment of Europe.
HI IS HOE:
SHOWS A NEAT
INCLUDING RETURNS DV CORPOR
ATIONS, WAR* WILL GET TAXES
FROM ABOUT *10t<MH),IM>0 THIS
YEAR—llOAIID MAKES SOME IIE.
CONGRESS SAY HOE ADJOURN
UNTIL EARLY HI SEPTLSBER
Yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at
the home of E. M. Herrin at Manor
Mrs. M. V. Purdom, 67 years old
died suddenly after an illness of sev
eral months. 8he suffered a stroke
of paralysis some time ago and has
been in bad health ever since but her
death was not expected, coming aa a
great shock to her family and
Mrs. Purdom la survived by aaven
children. The daughters are Mrs.
E. M. Herrin and Mrs. M. E. Mors-
ley, of Manor; Mrs. T. M. Boom, jfrs
J. N. Newsome, and Mrs. C. C. fagle,
of Jacksonville, and the sons T. M.
Purdom of Wsycross, and A. B. Pur
dom of Palatka, Fla.
The funeral will be conducted to
morrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at
Jesup. Funeral arrangements are iu
charge of W. L. Hinson of this city.
THREE BURNER IN
nent business men. Henry Ford, the
Z auto manufacturer, will call at the
Over two hundred, mostly children. White House next week,
left Waycross this morning for Mary- Morgan's visit was at his own eo-
land Farm, west of Waycross, where imitation. It is believed he present-
the annual picnic of Trinity Metho- ed Wall street's view of the prevail-' By Wire ^ ^ Journal,
dlst Sunday School is being held to- ing business depression and possibly j Manchester, N. H., July 2.—'Threri
attempted to get the President to go men were |, urned to de ath this morn- ,
The picnic has been looked forward easy'* while business Is passing |ng wh<m # Iodglng houM on E , m Democratic senators, after due con- By Wire to The Journal,
to with keen anticipation for some through a period of re-adjustment gtreet WM degtroyed . The origin of sideratlon. hereby declares that at Brockton, Mata., July 2.—Frederick
time and needless to say those In caused by tariff changes and new the flre |# unknown . several had the present session of Congress the Toiman, a millionaire and one of the
charge made plans tor every kiddie currency laws. close ca j,^ following bills, now pending In the largest Job printers *“ ““ "‘“‘ J
to have the biggest sort of a time to- it is said the President wishes to
day. assure business Interests that much HARDMAN OPENS
A special over the Waycross and of their apprehension is entirely un- (’IMPUGN AT JESUP.
Washington, July 2.—Senate Dem
ocrats in conference late yesterday
adopted a resolution declaring their
purpose to stay in session until the
trust legislation passed by the House
has been acted upon In the Senate.
The resolution does not bind sena
tors to vote for the bills without
The resolution Is designed to sorts
definite and final notice to business
and the country that anti-trust legis
lation la to be passed before bongresa
quits Washingiuu. 2i wmm jttujkmml
by Senator 8tone, after a talk with
President Wilson and with other
Democratic leaders. Senator Stone
said it was intended aa an answer to
the propaganda for immediate ad
journment of Congress.
If party leaders decide In. the fu
ture that it will be necessary to make
party measures of the three House
bills or the substitutions offered for
times. These facts indicate determi
nation by the majority to press the
trade commission bill to a vote aa
soon as possible and to put the ap
propriation bills through when op
portunity offera. The trade commis
sion bill Is before the Senate and a
vote may be asked any day.
By Wire to The Journal,
Cincinnati, July Bondholders of
M»e Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
railroad today applied to the United
States district court for receivers for
It is alleged that the road has failed
to pay Interest on about ten million
dollars worth of bonds. The fore-
... . ... closure of mortgage and sale of the
th™. another conrereneo w it be held ro £, „ „ ked Form „
for the purpoee or binding Democrat. „, rmon Jndf , Rufu , gmlth were
to definite legislation. Some ecu.- , Dpulnted receiver., their bond being
tors thought the resolution might flxed gt
bind senators to vote for ’the bills, > *
but Senator Kern, chairman of the nnillVEII
conference, declared such was not R||jR PHIKTEH
its purpose and a clause stating this: _______ ____
in specific terms was adopted. The! |R FOUND DEAD
resolution says: ( .
Resolved, That the conference of
Western handled the crowd, leaving founded,
from the frieght depot of the A. B. and
By invitation of citizens of Jesup,
Dr. L. O. Hardman, candidate for
Governor, will deliver the opening
at Jesup next
4th. There Is to bo
and celebration there
that day and great crowds from
Wayne, Pierce and Appling counties
expected. Much interest la felt
Dr. Hardman's speech at "•'tup on
day, as In It he will declare his
In event he be-
... _ the United
Semite, will be finally dl.po.ed of "Utez, wu found .trtnglel) to death
After weeks of steady work the
Waro county tux assessors have sub
mitted their report to tho county com
missioners, showing a nent gain in the
1914 lax returns. That such would
prove truo was predicted by the Jour
nal exclusively some time ago.
The exact gain of tho 1914 returns
over the 1913 returns is $144,406, ex
clusive of tho corporation returns.
County Tax Collector J. T. Strickland
estimates that there will be a neat
gain in the corporation returns, which
should make the 1914 gain over 1913
a money maker for the county.
Last year the corporation tax re
turns amounted to $2,271,113. Tax
Collector Strickland says a very con
servative estimate for 1914 la $2,300,-
000. This amount, added to the tax
returns reported by the tax asasssors,
will gtfSL Ware taiaa^oa returns that
amount to $10,086,137.
The county tax assessors recom
mend to the county commissioners
that the tax rate be reduced. That
this will be done Is more^han likely
In view of the expropalons members of
the board have made, affdtrihg they
are Inclined to reduce taxes if possi
8erv!ng on the board of tax asses
sors are R. l. Singleton, T. J. Dar
ling, and 8. FJ Miller, with H. H.
Burnet clerk. They hayji all had hard
work to accomplish and toe report
ihows that while some increases were
found necessary the board, in carry
ing out the Intent of the new law fait
called upon to make reductions
amounting to $9,389.00. The report In
full, which will be of considerable In
terest to every cltlsen of the county.
Is aa follows:
We have very carefully checked all
tax returns of Ware county and beg
to submit the following consolidated
L Csiaparatire Statement* of IRIS *
and 1914 Retaras,
Aggregate of 1913 digest $7,441,231.00
Aggregate of 1914 digest 7,612,147.00
Net deficit of 1914 returns
aa against 1913 digest 19,044.00
9, Statement ef Equalization 1914
Returned values or 1914,
aa shown above $7,662,147.00
Aggregate values Increas
ed by board 242469.00
From which should be de
ducted aggregate values
decreased by board .. 0469.00
It names the trade commission, the
railroad securities and the Clayton
anti-trust bills as the measures to be
included. The explanatory clause at
tached to the resolution reads:
“The resolution herein before
adopted Is intended merely aa an ex
pression of the purpose of the ma
jority party In reference to adjourn
Senators who hope to get away
from Washington within ztz week,
or two month, found comfort In tha
announcement from tha conference
that Senator Ktrn, majority leader,
will ask the Senate to bold night w
itona next wank.
At the name time Senator Lewla,
mocratlc “whip,” waa Inatruct-
keep a quorum preMat at all
near a barn at hi. home today. Au
thorities are Inveztfgatlng.
SERVES 20 YEARS;
IS NOW FREE
He waa convicted for meal'
lag any cents. Hla health ie broken
and he cannot live bnt a abort time.
Mre. H. W. Taylor it .pending the
day In BUckibesr with her alette,
Mre. Daniel gpd Mre. Taylor.
By Wire to The Journ.l.
Mobile, Ala., July 2.—Frank Wil
liam., 'g Hal. county convict, qru pa
roled today by tha governor. Wit-
llama aerved 20 year, of a fifty yaar izlag of IIJIIJO which .how. a net
Net aggregate valuee, for
1914 dlgeat $7,785,837.00
It will be noted from atatement t
that the aggregate value, of 1(14 re
turn., before being equalized, by our
board, allowed a deficit compared
with 1912 digest or 189,044.90. This
deficit was largely due to various
town and fnrm lub-dlrialons which
had very materially depreciated aa
to values on account ot deprerefon In
the market for this close property.
The varioue mercantile stocks were
also very much lower ai shown by
1014 returqs »• against 1012.
You will note from statement 2
that in equalising tb* value, we show
n growl Increue of values of $242,-
859.00 and a gross decrease In equal-
Increue fa equalizing of $233,470.00.
This gives tha net reauite or aggre
gate or 1114 returns over 1913 digest
of 2144,408.00. The above figure, do
not includ. corporation, professional.
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