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li' MACON, GA., THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1908
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MADDOX DEFEATS JIM WOODWARD
IN ATLANTA MAYORALTY CONTEST
DY DECISIVE MAJORITY OF 3,149
Garries Every Ward in tho
City Except Two—Total
ATLANTA HAS EVEP KNOWN
Evldmt From Tim* Poll® Opened Yeiter
terday Morning That Maddox Would
Be Victor—Probably Had Best Organ*
Ized Campaign of Any Candidate Who
Ever Offered for Office In That City.
Employed Varloue Meant to Get Voters
Out—Woodward Forces Lacked System
and Means—Case of Organization and
<Funds Against Lack of Organization
majorities. The ’
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 1—Robert F.
Maddox was elected mayor of Atlanta to-
Jav. defeating James G. Woodward, the
white primary nominee, by *
i. The vote by wards:
city except two. and those were
I by Mr. woodward by very a *
ties. The vote b wards::
Mr. Maddox received a total vote of
7,179 and Mr. Woodward 4.570. The total
vote was 12,308 and the registration
Ends Spectacular Campaign.
Thus ends the most unusual and ex-
elting municipal campaign Atlanta has
ever experienced. Although Woodward
was decTnred the nominee of tho demo
cratic primary election, held In Septem
ber. he did not receive the support of
the democratic organization In the city
end many of those who supported him In
the primary oast their ballots In todays
election for Maddox, who was proclaimed
the primary »
election for M . —
the citizens' nominee at popular mass
meeting held on November 8, as a public
protest against alleged immoral conduct
r.f Woodward subsequent to his nomina
tion at the primary.
All Three Papers for Maddox.
Atlanta's three dally newspapers took
up the fight tor Maddox against Wood-
Ward, declaring It a campaign for civic
virtue In Atlanta’s official life. Wood
ward Issued s public statement Imxna-
rllately after Maddox was placed In tne
tat-e. withdrawing and declaring that he
did not desire to precipitate a heated
political campaign, believing that It was
necessary at this time that harmony
should prevail In the political faction* of
the city. Subsequently at a mas* meet-
lo* of,his support ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
from that time
i the streets being such as to alarm the
police department, finally calling forth
an order from the chief of police doub
ling the force until after the election.
Numerous mass meetings and torchlight
processions were held .by the opposing
forces, only the extraordinary precautions
of the police department at times pre
venting slashes between the Woodward
and Maddox supporters. .
Mr. Maddox, mayor-elect. Is vice pres
ident of the American National Bank
end a young man of considerable wealth.
He will be Inducted into office the first of
the new year, succeeding Mayor W. R,
Joyner. ' A
M*ddox Winner From Start.
It waa evident from the thne the poll*
opened this morning that Mr. Maddox
was going to be the victor. Never In the
history o? the city, pernapa the country,
lias n more perfect system for getting
out h full vote been operated on behalf
of a candidate. In opposition, the Wood
ward -forces had no system, no method
nnd no means. It. waa a clear caae of
orsmnlzatlon backed by unlimited funds
winning against non-organlxatlon and
' 'Stire than r W0 men left their places of
business and devoted the day to working
i behalf of the Maddox ticket. ■ It
the smallest particular. Every man
knew the place ne was to fill and ha
aiiMf tt. Conveyances by the score were
, for the purpose of carrying voters
to and from the polls.
A Novel Feature.
A novel feature waa a telephone ■■
change rigged up on Pryor street. Under
the direction of Walter O. Cooper, aecre-i
tsry of the chamber of commerce, forty
plrls were employe*! In telephoning Mad
dox supporters. Before many had break
fasted their telephones began ringing.
••Is that Mr. ——T‘ the girlish voice
would ask. and after an affirmative re
sponse. would aay: ■ ..I
••Well. Mr. Orr says get over to the
polls ss soon as you can and vote.”
At the polls the votcre were checked
off as they voted, snd the exchange was
kept Informed of all those who responded
to the calls. Those who did not go
promptly would be agnln rung up In thirty
minutes or sn hour, and on through the
day until reported as having voted.
At the ’phone exchange, they bad the
name and 'phone number and house ad
dress of practically every Maddox dub
C Member. Those who could not be reached
Hr telephone were sent for by messenger,
Hnd. If nere_Tsnry. by •• —
Second ward polls several aged i
could not walk, brought there m car
riages. were vlrtualy carried bodily Into
the precinct and held up while they de
posited their ballots.
Claim JcvLash Uused.
Bn far aa could be definitely learned,
no money was used tor purchasing votes.
It waa apparent however, that auch waa
unnecessary. The Woodward people
charge, though, that many large employ
ers went to the polls and spent the day,
for the purpose of seeing Hoar their men
voted. They claim that the job-lash waa
used with a liberal hand.
An Alleged Ballot ‘‘Trick.”
On the other hand, the Maddox peepto
any the Woodward managers wen guilty
r.f several attempted tricks of father
cheap variety. One of these. thay claim,
. onalatcd of getting out ballo.e on blue
paper carrying the name. R. D. Mad
dox.” which would have Invalidate^ every
one so voted.
Mr. Maddox's ballots were on blue, and
Mr. Woodward's on white paper, but
several hours after the polls opened hun
dreds of Woodward tickets on blue pe
ps- showed up at most of the nrsdneta. i
Wh- n the alleged trick waa discovered,
squads of young men were employed In
shouting warnings to ill who voted
A* noon. It seemed that Mr. Maddox
was leading In every ward of the city.
The cltlaena of the sixth, seventh and
rfahth wards laid voted almost wildly
for him. In even the fifth, whert the
fiMwI-i’.ton Is made up largely of working
jT^ople Mr. Maddox had a big lead dur-
frr the greater part, of the
... .... „ > «mMU
Mr. Woodward dui not loan heart now-
ever but declared at noon that his
trances ware good, ilia campaign man
ager, Walter R. Brown, spoke equally as
confident Some of the woodward sup
porters seemed of similar mind, os a
lew were willing to bet at long odd*
even up to noon. From Lwo '* * "
vorlng Maddox as prevailed
j ■ ‘ the batting odds rose — -
early this morning, and were from
■HUPVHMHVHMOTIV Tuesday I
| night, the betting odds rose to three
very Tittle" betting."'though. except^J
Good order prevailed at the polls, the
police having little trouble In preserving
the peace. The enthusiasm was for Mad-i
dox. aa the Woodward workers were tow
In numoer at moat of the precincts. They
wete also unorganized, nnd worked with-1
I out system. At one precinct no Wood-
' 'lota could be obtalned^H
ra after the pol's ope
Mr. Woodward Talks. ■■■!
”1 am not surprised,” said Mr. Wood
ward tonight when asked tor a statement
the moat remarkable victory eve
taken advantage of by
with money and
'ft la all due ^
most ~of~ whom,
Urttcst — - .
known, because thay took
the dirtiest piece of polltlca the
state nas ever known, because they took
advantage of alleged personal faults Of
mine to encompass my defeat
•“If they had been sincere there may
have been some excuse, but they cared
nothing—that is the leaders did not—
about tho good or fair name of the
city. They wanted tq get rid of me. If
the issue had been left to the state at
large I would liave beaten them ten to
one. From every city In the state I re
ceived words of encouragement and good
will, and I know that sentiment outside
of Atlanta waa tor me. It is tor me here,
but the combination wns auch that it
could not he expressed." ... .
"Will you remain in politico? ho waa
asked. . , „
"I am going to attend to my business,
he replied. The next campaign Is too
far off to dlacusaj?lans. In fact. If my
health does not Improve I will probably
be dead by that time.
"After almost twenty years service In
office tor the people of this town. I am
glad to be able to say that not even
in this fanatical campaign did niy worst
anemlea dare attack my official record.
Not on# of them said that I was not a
good official. Not one Imputed dishon
esty or bad Judgment to me. They would
not dare make the campaign on the mer
its of the two candidates or I would have
won. There is one consolation In defeat
and that la I will escape u lot of hard
work. I did not want the office and
would not have been a candidate In the
primary If they had tried to abut " *
. val before the clec-
by means that were
and the short Interval before the elec
tion to beat' *■“ * “
i Unfair than any •
„ ..undldate tor office ... .— .
they derived any satisfaction they
welcome to It" . . ..
After the result became known th<
great throngs who had been watching tni
returns began to march through thi
streets with bands celebrating their.vic
tory. Aa a rule the Woodward men were
quiet and good natured. Thore
The Maddox celebration ended tonight
with a torchlight parade, participated In
by over 500 supporters of the »ucco»Mnl
candidate. Tiioy first marched to the
homo of Mr. Maddox, where speeches
weye made by. the mayor-elect, J. K.
Orr and others. They ’spoke %ng the
usual lines, saying that it tyas A great
moral 'victory and would place the city
in a square light before the world. Later
the paraders marched to the Grady mon
ument where J. R. Smith. W. D. Upahnw
and others spoke. From there they went
to the newspaper office*. Largo crowds
remained on the street, until late, shout
ing for the successful candidate.
JUDGE PARKER IS ILL:
HIS COURT IS ADJOURNED
HAZLEHUR8T, Ga., Dec. 2.—Judge
T. 'A. Parker wan taken ill la*t night
and superior court waa brought to »
standstill. It waa his Intention to take
up the criminal docket thla morning.
The Judge waa ill at the regular term
time and court wns adjourned to thla
date, and now it is apparent that an
other time will have to be set.
An effort was made to secure tho
services of Judgo Martin, but It
MINE PLANTERS START
NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. Dec. 2.—
A ha*ardous Journey, the like of which
has been undertaken heretofore only
by tho naval torpedo boat flotilla which
accompanied the battleship squadron
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, was
begun here today when four smull
government mine planters, no bigger
than tugs, steamed from Hampton
Roads at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Two
of the tiny craft, the Col. George Arm-
iatead and the Major Samuel Ring-
gold. are destined for Seattle, via Cape
Horn, while the others, the General
Samuel J. Hunt and the Gen. Henry
K. Knox, have been assigned to Ma
nila, and will proceed there via the
Suez canal. Theae boats will form
a part of the army coaet defense ser
vice end it la calculated that eaeh jvill
consume nine months In maklfig the
In honor of the departing men, a
brilliant reception a short time previ
ous to the vessels’ sailing was held at
Fortress Monroe at which General Ar
thur Murray, chief of artillery, was
present, he having came from Wash
ington to “ **“ *" ' *
witness the sailing of the
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2—All fourth
class postmasters in the states east
of the Mississippi river and north of
the Ohio river were today placed In
the classified service by an executive
order of the president.
Hereafter all the appointees to fourth
class postmasterships in those states
must undergo civil service examina
tion. Postmasters now holding office
will not need to take the examination.
Texas Town Destroyed.
DALLAS, Texas. Dec. 2.—Advices
from Beekvllle, Gregg county, state
that the business section of tho town
was destroyed by fire early today. The
loss It estimated n* 1200,000.
berL assistant general freight erymt
of the Chesapeake and Ohio railway,
on trial In the United States «irenl*
court, the Jury waa Instructed snd
WIFE IS LOYAL
Valdosta Girl Is Unyielding
„ Despite Accusations of
VALDOSTA, Ga.. Doo. 2—’Will Bob-
Inson. who was In Jail hare on a
charge of bigamy, the warrant for his
arrest being sworn out by Elder A..
V. Simms, father of wife number two,
waa released on a bond of $1,200, aom*
of the wealthiest citizens of Valdosta
going on the bond. The bond was
secured through the efforts of his al
leged second wife, the daughter of the
prosecutor, who is standing loyally
behind him. She believes that he is
Innocent and declares that she will
stand by him to the end.
Elder Simms, It Is said, waa much
provoked at Robinson's release from
pall and there was quite a scene on
the street In front of tho court ns
Robinson and his wife came from tho
jail on their way to the lawyer's of
fice. Mr. Simms happened to meet
them and Immediately began to toll
Robinson what he thought of him. It
Is said that he threatened to kill him
If ho remained In the city twonty-
four hours. His friends later coun
seled with him and the rash threat
Robinson is at one of the hotels
here and says that he will remain here
until after his trial. His wife Is liv
ing with her parents, but Is unyield
ing In her faith In him. Mr. Slums
says that he has all the evidence he
needs to convict him, and he has
tried to convince his daughter of his
guilt, but she refuses to be con
Two Are Bitten By Dog.
VALDOSTA, Ga., Deo. 2—Mr. W.
L. Treadwell and the little daugh
ter of Mr. Joe Stevenson are being
given the Pasteur treatment hero for
the bite of a mad dog last Saturday.
The report came back that the dog
had hydrophobia and since then treat
ment from the state has been re
ceived for tho two patients. Roth of
them are getting along very well and
there aro no bad symptoms.
Both of the parties were bitten at
Remerton and nearly every dog in tho
place was bitten. A crusade wns
started against the dogs and aa a
result eighteen or twenty have have
been killed. Every dog in the place,
except three or four that hnd been
kept in the yards were killed.
CAROLINA PRISONER ON WAY TO
Quitman Johnson, a negro, was taken
from custody there today charged with
tho murder, of a prominent farmer In
Barnwell county, and hurried to tV:
penitentiary for safekeeping, the au
thorities fearing lynching.
On his way to prison he confessed
that ho had been hired to taka the life
of another man and that he had rate-
taken hlg victim.
CONTEMPT OF COURT SAYS
NA8HVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2.—Judge
Thomas E. Matthews In the circuit
court here today surprised tho state’s
attorney from Union City who is here
to secure the return to Obion county
holding that the sheriff, tho attorneys
and every one in any way connected
with tho service of capiases on the
prisoners hero were guilty of contempt
of this court. He further stated that
the technical arrests mode yesterday
of the prisoners In Jail were lllegat.
Attorney Hill argued that no con
tempt had been Intended and that no
actual service was had on the prison
ers, the return setting out that the
demand of the capiases had not been
ARMSTRONG & CO. FAIL;
WELL MOWN BROKERS
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 2.—Owing to
their Inability to realise on paper In
their possession, John D. Armstrong A.
Co., well known stock brokers, with
offices In the Farmers' Bank building,
made an assignment today to Walter
P. Rainbow, of Chapman & Rainbow,
Both Armstrong & Co. and Attorney
Rainbow state tho assets will exceed
the liabilities. Mr. Rainbow said:
. "A hasty examination of the book
values ahow figures amounting to
$1,000,000, but then thla amount does
not represent the extent of the sus
pension. It will be several days bo-
fore I can make a statement, but tho
failure Is a very small affair.”
WAS BORN IN GE0R6IA
BOSTON. Dee. 2.—Francis J. Doug
las, an editorial writer on the Boston
Globe end In former years a con
tributor to several New York dallies,
died here today.
He was bom In Georgia In 1$$7.
40-F00T WHALE SIGHTED
OFF CAROLINA COAST
NORFOLK. Va,. Dec. I—The Brit
ish steamer Howth Head arrived In
port today after making what la be
MAKE BIG HAUL WROTE MESSAGE
Crack Safe, Secure $14,000 in
Cash, Then Escape in
PEPPERELL, Mass., Dec. 2.—Although
Ihe 1-olh <• of I'VCI V city mi.I •
a radius of fifty miles .......
a sharp outlook today tor traces of the
five burglars who early today blew open
the safe of the First National Bat *
here and escaped with $14,000 In cash,
no clue to the Identity or whereabouts of
the snfeblowers has been discovered. Bo
confident were the burglars that
preliminary preparations were ei
that they fired two charges of
glycerine in the safe after they
that they had been discovered. Then,
gathering the hills together hastily, hut
overlooking about $3,000 In gold and sil
ver coin, they made their esaape In an
automobile with about $14,000. The thor
oughness and skill with which the work
was performed has convinced the police
that the burglars were professionals. 1 It
Is believed they went from hers to Gro
The hank vault waa blow open about
2 o'clock, at which time the last of threo
explosions was heard by Ernest Tarbell.
who was sleeping next door. Tho two
earlier detonations had amused him, but
ho was uncertain as to their origin, ar
the sound waa muffled. The third axplo
slon, however, was less guarded and was
followed by a crash and *nttJo r ns the
vault doors fell away and Interior glr~
flttlngs were broken. Tarbell armed him
self with a revolver snd started to In-1
vestlgate, only to find the door of his
house barred from ..thn outside,
tweaking open his door. Tarbell Imme
diately started for tho bank. He reach
ed tho bunk Just ns the robbers were
leaving. After shouting an alarm Tar-
boll fired several shots at the burglars,
but there Is no Indication tluit any of
them took effect. Cashier Henry F. Tori
bell, who came to the bank Immediately
after being notified of the robbery, found
u quantity of hills and silver scattered|
about the vnult. giving evldeiico of tho
hurry with which the burgbtrs secured
Before beginning their work on tho
|hank vault the burglars took the precaii
The first two exploali
ually muffled that the noise was heard
short distance from the bank,
hut apparently .the burglars became ex
cited and in preparing for tho third-for
got to take precautions. Their hurried
Jted and In preparing
.rot to take precautloi
exit shortly after Indicated that they
—ere aware of their mistake.
The explosives used were cantered
upon tho door of the vault, and did lit
tle damage. The third exstonlon shut
tered the entire front wall behind whirl
the vault was located. The counters nnd
windows and some other fittings of the
office were broken, but beyond this no
damage waa caused.
DANK FOR RENTZ;
Prosperous ’Laurens" County
Town Soon to Have Bank
DUBLIN, Ga., Dec. 2.—'The people of
Rents, u prospermia little town In this
county, are organizing a banking com
pany. The capital stock I* to he $25,-
000, $16,000 of which, ha* already been
subscribed. Mr. John D. Walker, of
Sparta, Is Interested In the new
bank. Tho following ore some of- the
stockholders: Dr. T. J. Taylor, J F.
Graham, R. A. Ledford, John’ S.
Knight. H. D. Barron. J. L. Dixon, D.
R. Thomas. W. T. Phelp*. W. B. Rice,
ward, Jr., P. K. Grlnstoad, ...
Mackey, B. A. Moye, H. C. Coloman,
W. B. Coleman nnd R. C. Coleman.
Rontx Is a fine little town and there
Is every reason to bnllovo that tho
bank will prosper.
Three Get Life Sentences.
Luclen Moorman and Eddie nnd
Georgia Parrott, three negroes, have
been sentenced to the penitentiary for
life for the murder In May of a negro
woman named Nora Edwards. Tho
Parrotts and Edwards live on tho
same lot of land . nnd there had
been a feud betwre- them for a num
ber of years. The Parrotts and Moor
man attempted to kill Robert Edwards
a few months ngn, but ho succeeded In
killing John Parrott and wounded
Moorman. They took revenge by kill
ing Nora Edward*.
The Edwards negroes are law-abid
ing and honest. The PFVrotts have
been unruly -nnd obstreperous for a
long while. They have ziow met their
Just deserts and will have to spend
their lives In the penitentiary unless
Robbery at Rsntz.
Last night tho depot at Rent* was
burglarized and a sum of money less
than $20 wag stolen.. The agent at
Rents has no safe In which to placo
his money and left It In a drawer In
the building. There Is no cluo to th«
Mr. K. C. O’Neal has resigned the
office of mayor of Dudley and has re
moved to his farm near that place.
He mado Dudley n good meyor and
tho citizens of that town regret to see
him leave. Mr. R. M. Johnson has
been elooted mayor In his Mead. .
Tho s<*ats for the First Baptist
church have arrived nnd as soon as
tho man from the factory <omss and
erects the scats the handsome new
church will be ready for* use. The
church when finished will <y>lt some
thing like $40,000. There Is not a
handsomer rtiurrh In the state and all
of Dublin fa proud of 1L ,
CABINET PLACE FOR
CLEVELAND. Ohio. DSC. 2.-Tho
Cleveland Plain Dealer tomorrow will say
that Representative Theodore Burton, or
Cleveland, has been off»e-ed by President-
elect Taft the portfolio of secretary of
Mr. Burton has taken offer under con
sideration but will make no reply to
Taft until after tho Ohio sena
torial situation has been (iarlfied. It
Gilbert ‘Rebate Case. HHHHi
RICHMOND Va.. Dec. 2—^Today tancr*. 1,14$ mllea In five days and Is understood that President-elect
In the n»b«i« aw. of A!«uni1.r P. oil- tw«ily-on» hour*. Tnff. action In i,nilrrlnit the ».cr«.
.... . — — Capt. Moore said . he saw a deed' tsryohlp to Mr. Burton Is made e--
vrhale floating thirty tnlke off furrihik tlrely wtthoc* respect to th* aei
light. North Carolina coast. It ap- tortol fight In Uhto m which hi* broth
parent!* was at h»«*t fortv f*o*t long I “r. r?has P. Taft, of Cincinnati, la •
and ten or tw*4vr feet above the water. | prominent factor,
Handwriting Expert and Op
erators Give Damaging
. - Testimony.
THOMASVILM!, Oa., Dec. 2—Tho
Incident. In the trUl of W. H. Mitch-
ell were today, the moat dramatic and
exciting since' the beginning of the
oast-. The state scored many strong
points In th« evidence against Mitchell
by Introducing testimony In corrobor
ation of Miss Ltnton'a story ahd the
evidence of other witnesses of the moat
unexpected and convincing character-
The state put on the stand thla
morning Misses Lydia Ivey and Geor
gia Bryant, tho young lady telegraph
operators at Moultrie who were in the
telegraph office at the placo on the
night of September 2J and received
the telegram to Miss Linton purport
ing to have been sent by her brother-
in-law, T. F. Greene.
Operators Identify Mitchell.
Both young Indies Identified tho tele
gram and unhestltntlngly pointed out
Mitchell as the man who brought the
telegram to the office.
As the young ladles rone In the
crowded court room nnd Indicated
MUchell who sat by the side of his
wife near the Inside railing, the scene
wmi Intensely dramatic.
Tho young ladles swore positively
that Mitchell vitas the man who came
to the office that night and Identified
him without trouble In tho lurge
Mitohsll Shows More Agitation.
During the progress of this scene,
Mitchell bore himself steadily but
showed more agitation than on any
previous occasion, unless It wns when
Miss Linton accused lilm on tho open
ing’day of the trial.
j; Goldberg, a merchant at Thorn-
asvllle. was tho -next witness. Ho
swore that Mr. Mltthell canto Into
his store Just u few days before the
abduction of Miss Linton and bought
a pair of lady's black stocking* which
he stated he wanted for hts cook, llo
said that Mitchell hnd never before
traded with him and that he had iy>t
been in his store since buying tno
stockings. v 1
Tho state's object lu Introducing this
witness was to show where tho mock
ing* came from that were found with
their feet cut off In the deserted house
together with other articles of dis
guise which it Is claimed Mitchell
Mitchell Buys Shirtwaist.
M. Rosenberg, another merchant,
swore that Mitchell came Into hla
store a few days bofore the attempt
ed abduction and asked to look ac
some women’s cheap shirtwaists, say
ing ho wanted to buy one for his
cook. Several waists were shown him
one which h«- purchased. The«jfX*
ne*M could not swear as to tho ex»ct
style of \valst bought, but when he
was shown the one found In ihe old
'well with tho other portions of dis
guise he wild It was exactly like the
ones he had shown. He brought from
Ids store several waists from IiIh stodk
and which, ho swore, ho hud shown
Mitchell and they woro exactly like
the one found.
W.• A, Pringle, a well-known Thom*
asvllle merchant was put on the stahd
today for the purpose of Identifying
Mitchell's handwriting which was done
by introduction of n mortgage given
by Mltche.il together with other papers
which were written by him.
Handwriting Expert on Stand.
Joel Hunter, of Atlanta, president
of the stAte board 'of accountants and
a handwriting expert, was the next
witness. He, toompnred 4hn proven
handwriting of Mitchell on the mort
gage and othor papers with the writ
ing of the fake telegram and the note
written to Miss Linton fmm the
Ritchie House and delivered by the
negro woman, and swore that the lat
ter wero written by Mitchell In a dla-
gulsod hand. Hunter was on tho stand
when receas was taken for dinner. IIs
gave a lengthy written opinion point
ing out the similarity of the hand
writings and explained tho process by
which he Arrived at his conclusions.
Stat« Closes Testimony.
The last witness for the state was
Dave Mitchell, a negro who worked
In the law office of Mr. Snodgrass,
who is Mitchell’s brother-in-law. He
testified that several days befoVo the
abduction of Miss Linton that Mitch
ell came to the law offico and sent
him out to buy a pair of black cloth
gloves. He bought them f.*om Htoyer-
Hteyerman testified to the fact that
tho negro bought tho gloves, paying
fifty cents for them. Tho theory of
the state Is that these gloves were
worn by Mltchfldd -to disguise bis
hands. The stole then rested and wit
nesses for the defense were sworn.
These Included tho mayor of the
town, the sheriff, police officers and
aldermen. Most of the evidence wss
to prove Mitchell’s good character snd
to pave the way for an alibi which It
Is thought will be sttempted Inti?.
The defense will probably consume 4U
of tomorrow nnd th* case will con
tinue until Friday night If not fur
ther. The state's attorneys are pleas
ed with the strong showing they have
made and there Is much speculation
to how the defense will meet It. The
rebuttal of the state will also be look
ed for with the keenest Interest. To
day has been about the most Interest
ing day of the week.
IS FAST AND FURIOUS
AMBRICUB. Oa., Dec. *~The moat
remarkable and exciting municipal
campaign waged In Americua In twen
ty yeara closed tonight and the pri
mary tomorrow determines the control
of municipal utilities whether by the
city nr private corporation.
The fight for the mayora'ty Is be
tween W. T. Lano and John H. Fel
der and promises to tm exceedingly
close. There were other candidates
for the mayoralty but tortebt T. II.
Holton announces hla withdrawal and
It Is confidently believed that the less-
.tr aspirants wilt do likewise.
Lone ond Felder ar# the acknowl
edged leaders and the fight le wholly
The aldermanIc contest excites In
terest likewise and Is stubbornly con
Heven hundred white voter* are reg
South Georgia Conference
Welcomes Again Beloved
QUITMAN, Go., Deo. 2.—The forty-
seventh annual session of the south
Georgia Methodlat conference con
vened this morning at 9 o'clock, Bishop
Charlos B. Galloway, of Jackeon, Miss-,
presiding. The blshop'a health has not
been good and 1 doubts were entertained
ns to hts being able to, preside, but
the conference Is delighted to have
him. He is the moat eloquent bishop
of the church.
After devotional exercises, Rev. W.
F. Smith, former secretary, called the
roll and most of the members an
swered to roll call. Rev. W. F. Smith
was re-elected secretary and the fol
lowing will assist In statistical xi n ^'
Rove. M. F. Beal*. J. I*. Tyson. E. E.
Gardner, J. E. Seals, it. w. Carmichael,
W. T. Phipps. J. W. Lilly, W. F. Smith
and H. L. Pearson.
Committees were appointed for the
Public Worship—J. A. Harmon, T.
Books and Periodicals—T. W- Bar
ley. T. R. Kenip. H. M. Morrison, IL
Griffin. W- P. Beilin, L. W. Colson.
Temperance—W. N. Ainsworth, T.
A. Pound*. It. I* Greer, J. A. Smith.
M. A. Morgan. M. L. Gross. J. M. Fos
ter, R. J. Stroxler. C. M. Ledbetter, E.
Wesleyan Christian Advocate—J. J.
Ansley, J. Alex Smith, L. A. Hill. W.
R. Talley, P. Kills.
Sabbath Observance—J. P. Wttrdlaw,
.T. S. Mims, J. \V. Tlpplna, C. E. Renta,
F. C. Denson.
District Conference Records—T. A.
Coleman, M. M. McCord, M. A. Mc
Queen, W. W. 3cnls. /
Governor Hoke Sn.lth was. on mo
tion. Invited to address conference
Friday at 11 a. m.
Bishop W. A. Candl r r Is present
nnd assisting Illehop Galloway In iiro-
iM'ng over conference.
Question twenty called: "Are
preachers blameless In life and official
hdmlnlstratlon?" The presiding elders
ns follows made thplr rreply unrt their
characters were passed: Revs. J. B.
McGohee, J. A. Harmon. K. Rend.
O. A. Conk. A. M. Williams. K. F. Mor-
gan. L. J- Ba I laird. J. M. Lovett and
J. B. Johnstone. x
The following were referred for nu-
perannuated relation: D. It. McWil
liams. It. F. Williamson. C. A^ Mocrc,
W. M. C. Conley. W. C. Wad*. M. A.
Philips. W. F. (Mark. !». II. CrJini tor.
W. C. Jones, C. E. Boland. G. ’J. N.
MeDonell, D. F. Miles.
Question one called— 1 "Wh i nre Ad
mitted on trial?" Tho foitowlng are
admitted on trial: L. L. Boss, H. D.
Loo. C. I* Nea*o. W. T. Ilellm. K. W.
Andncaon. c. K. Roberts. J. B. Chen-
noil, J. A. Mills. M. A. Shaw. R. F-
Dennis, M. M. I^ggett. J. J. Sander*
and J. A. Roundtree.
Question seven called—"Wh» are the
doneons of on 0 yekr and wfanving*
past to class of fourth year?" An
swer: O- R- Simons, J. T. Hummer, .T.
C. Mallette. II. J. Allen. E. II. Bj'Uon,
». T. McKellarr. II. C. Eurlng. J. H.
Alton. K. Griffin nnd A. P. Hegars.
Rev. O. B, Chester, of Dawian,
preached at 3 p- m. Rev. J. A. Thnmn*.
of Mncon, preached at the Pat plat
church lit 7 p. 1 m.
Noted New York Preacher Present.
Itov, Chan. L. Goodell, I). P., pas
tor of Calvary M. E. Church, New
York, arrived In time to preach lajt
night on "God Mado Flesh In Jesus
Christ." Tho sermon was a master
piece. Dr. Goodol! la spoken of g*
the greatest, pastor-evangelist In Amer
ica, nnd has annually four or Civ*
hundred additions to his church by
his own preaching and effort. Ho
lacked only n few votes of being elect,
ed bishop this yeur nt. Baltimore, where
the northern general conference was
Dr. Goodell spoke today and also at
the evening hour on the grant words
of saving the lost.
He had lime to stay only for three
services and hastened to Philadelphia
to meet tho committee on church fed
The doctor has made a profound Im
pression on the conference nnd many
are looking to n great revival year,
ADMIRAL CAPPS PRESENTS
NAVAL FACTS AND FIGURES
constructor of tho navy, rilsposoii of va
rious phases of criticisms tlmt have l*een
msdo of the plans of the Imtttoshlps
North Dakota and Delaware, by declar
ing that the recommendations for c hanges
ion and Improvement from time l
Estimates tor the construction and re
pair of vessels at navy yards and on
foreign stations amount to $8,840,71$.
which Is an Increase of $840,713 over tho
appropriations of tho current fiscal year.
The amount estimated tor "Increase of
th* navy, construction snd machinery"
for work tor new vessels authorised by
congress, Is $14,540,7*0, the amount ap
propriated tor the current risenl year be
ing $12.812,*42. For continuing work on
sunmann* torpedo boats the construction
and limit of cost of which already havo
hern authorized |>y congress sn estimate
Is mads of $1,800,000, the amount uppro-
R ropriated tor tho current year wing
1.400,000. and for the work on two fleet
colliers, heretofore authorised, the esti
mate la $13,100,000, the appropriation for
tbn current fiscal yeur being $1,600,000.
Admiral Capps refers to tho lack of
adequate working facilities at many of
the navy yards for ships under repair
and nays this condition continue* to em
barrass the bureau nnd prevent the
prompt and economical performance of
favor*of limiting tin
vessels are modern... ...
believed It would be more advantageous
A strong recommendation Is mnde In
OIL TRUST’S HANGING PROCESS
TOLD IN INTERESTING DETAIL BY
In 1892 Trust Was Liqui
dated and Brought Under
THIS IN OBEDIENCE TO
SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
Mr. Kellogg Endeavored to Show That
The Standard lnstA*d of Develop
ing Its Own Business' by Its Own
Efforts, Took Over Competitors and
In That Way Inoreased Its Business
—Standard of New Jersey Made the
Holding Company Beeause the Laws
of That Stats Offered Most Reason
able Treatment to Corporations^
NEW YORK. Deo. I—Tht» processes
through which the Standard Oil trust
was liquidated nnd Its thirty subsid
iary companies brought under con
trol of the present Standard Oil Com
pany, of Now Jersey, wore developed
In Interesting derail today by John D.
Archlmld under cross-examination In
the federal suit to dissolve the Stan
dard. Mr. A/rohbold declared that
the trust had been liquidated In the
period of yeara from 1802 to 1 S0»,
with all good faith to obey the man
dates of the Ohio supreme court or
dering Ihe trust dissolved. There was
no ulterior motlvgsjti the fact that
about fifty-one per own of the trust
certificates were llquIohJed Into tho
stocks of the subsidiary's.companies,
tain their certificates, which J'a<l *
market value, rather than to detain
Infinitesimally small parts In Ihe iwy-
urnl minor companies. Mr. Archboln
made It plain that the Standard Oil-
Company, of New Jersey, hnd boon se
lected as the bolding company necausn
tho laws of New Jersey were reason
able In .their treatment of corpora
tions. All the holders of trtist certi
ficates nftor obtaining t|rato pro rnto
shares In tho subsidiary companies,
turned them Into ihe Now Jersey com
pany and received thelf proportionate
amount of stock. The Standard Oil
Company, of New JerMey, tile present
holding company. Is Hie comlrtpatlon
which tho government is seeklifg to
< Mr. Kellogg,* for -.thff government
succeeded In throwing light on the
loans mnde to T. M. Barnsdale. of
Pittsburg, an Independent oil nre-
ftucer. Mr. Archbold . testified Kbit
loo4is aggregating $7,500,000 hnd
made to Mr. Bnrnftdut* to enable him
to continue Ills oil operations In vurl-
ous parts of the country. A part o?
the contract for the loan was that nl!
the crude oil produced by Mr. Ibtrns-
dale should tie cqrrtod In Ihe Stan
dard's pipe lines. *
Mr. Archbold tr
Congressman Josej... —
Pennsylvania, was Identified with the
Galena-Signs! on Company, a sub
sidiary of the Standard. It was to
Mr. Sibley that Mr. Archbold address-
cd many of hla totters which were
made public during the recant presi
Standard's Domestic Business.
Mr. Kellogg read a statement, pur
porting to give the percentage of do
mestic business of tile Htandned be
tween 1194 and 1898, which averaged
about 80 nor cent.
"Assuming that the Standard did
82 per cent In 1886, wily did. you ac-
qulro additional refineries?" asked the,
"That was done to succeed to their
Mr. Kellogg endeavored to show
that the Standard Instead of develop
ing It* own business by Its own er-
forts, took over competitors and In
that way Increased Its own business.
Mr. Archbold said that J. C. Hlb-
ley organized the Signal Oil Coinpuny,
of Franklin. Pa., and General Ohas.
Miller developed the Galena Oil Com
[•any. Later the Standard bought In
both companies and combined them
as the Gatonn-HIgnal Oil Company,
which continued under the ill recti on
of Mr. Sibley and General Miller, both
of whom held minority Interests In
the company. Mr. Arehbold said that
In 1881 he had acquired control of the
Empire' Refining Company and held
the stock for the benefit of the Stan
dard’s stockholders. Replying to
questions put by Mr. Kellogg. Mr.
Aehbold said be did not know the
names of tha Individuals who held the
stocks of the various smaller compan
ies before the agreement of 1879. lie
snld he did not know whether the
owners of the minor companies had
been taken Into the Standard aa own
ers or not.
"I notice," said Mr. Kellogg, "that
tho balance sheet of the trustees show
ed the valuation of the plants was
$56,(100,000. for which $70,000,000 In
certificates wore Issued." y
"I don’t know about the br.Uinc#
Hh**et," responded tho wltnesj.
Mr. Kellogg trtod to de\>)op the fact
thst the bonk veins of t»*s various plants
bad been eel down ss 870,600,Oce «t the
time of tbs orsnidsntfnn Of the trust
and that * year Inter $14.COO.000 wss
written *iff the vrbje cf tb*- Nri'fuil
Transit Company. Mr. Archtodd Mid he
undi-rstood the nook value to be $%6.0oo,.
ooo. nnd the nctnsl value at $7'),000.000.
Mr. Arrbbntd Mid the trusters held all
the storks of the aubMdfsjy companies
from 18*2 to 18*2. . I
to dissolve In obedience to ■ decree of
the stinreme court nt Ohio.
He did not know where the <«»nck eer-
THOMA8VILLE. Ga., Doc. 2.—Mrs.
B. A. Daniels, formerly Mlaa Vira Pat
ten, daughter of the late Arthur Pat
ten, of Thomasvllle, died Monday af
ternoon nt 6 o’clock In the hospital In
Brunswick. Tho remains were brought
Immediately to Thomaavllla and the
funeral took place at the home of Mm.
Daniels' mother, Mrs. Arthur patten,
•t 10 o'clock this morning. Dr. II. A-
Daniels, tha husband of tha daaeaaad.
won for several yeara one of the lead
ing physicians of ThomitKVtlle, but for
the past twelve months has hewn prac
ticing medicine In Bninawtefc.
lira. Daniels leaves one little daugh-
• Julia Sarah, aged i years.
"Will you look for.them?''
"I know of no reason why you should
nol have them," snld Mr >rrhbold.
Mr. Kellogg desired t<> know M a
when the tniht began Its oireniutlon,
a hare ma lor It v «-f certlficat* hoi
presented the rertlficetes und reef
holdings In Ihe various su'sldlsry <
pantos. An eshlhlt of the dsfeo-'o •*»<
that 494.81* cretin.?*tea »ut nr 07
were turned In tor liquidation Mr
logg then read a llrt of thore certlf
holders who turned In their certldc
M Dbl you kini your as i
tees turn In your cerllgrates and nl
storks of the subfldlsry romrsnl-
wllh the rte.
"Did you Intend to dissolve ths In
--the resolution taken by th« „
trustees and the record.” 9
Mr. Arehbold said that In 1499 he,
turned In bis various stocks and ob«\
tolnsd certificates of tho Standard ofi
New Jersey and tliut all the huld-rs of:
trust certificates and holders of evidenced-
of legal tltto obtained shore* in the mU
nor companies which wero turned In *i;<rJ
for which Standard Oj| Company of Neef i
Jersey shares were Issued.
"Why did you make tho Standard OIL
Company of New Jersey tho holding com*
J 1 "Wo were advised h v counsel that the
laws of New Jersey offered the moss'
reasonable treatment for corporations.”
"Tho trust waa dissolved and this com-
Pony*waa arranged with to hold tha
"We ndvlaed that the New Jersey com*
pnny could hold them.”
Mr. Kellogg asked tl
Standard had bought olM . T -, ir . .
and Itellnera' Association Pipe Line Com
pany to prevent It from building t
petltlve pipe line. Mr. Andib ' *
that lie did not think i
is it not "a‘foe VI hat’ the Standard'*
trustees purchased many corporations
and co-partnerships which do not appear
In the defendant's exhibits?" ,
"I cannot say."
An adjournment waa then taken until
PULASKI KNIGHTS ELECT
I0FFICERSF0R NEXT YEAR
HAWK1N8VILLE. Ga.. Dec. 2.—The
Pulaski Knights of Pythias Lodge No.
63 elected the following now officer*
for the new year at their meeting last
W. W. Poole, chancellor commander#
•fc Manhelm, vice-chancellor.
L. J. Robinson, prelate,
W. A. Hollar, master of works.
W. M. Crawford, master at* arms.
It. W. Woodham, master of the ex
E. A. Burch, keeper of records and
acula nnd master of finance.
S. hL Coody, Inner guard*.
R. Manhelm. outer guard.
The lodgo continues to grow and 18
thoroughly alive and progressive.
UNION CITY. Tenn.. Dec. 2^-Tha
county grand Jury today returned
alxty-two true bills In the night rider
cases, directing the clerk of tnc court
to keep secret all names until the in
dictments are recorded. The r-'twont
for secrecy" Is that a numbnr of tho/.*
Indicted havo not yet been arrested.
COOPER CASE POSTPONED
NA8HVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2—On ap
plication by the defense tho trial of
Col. Duncan H. Cooper, Robin Coop
er nnd Ex-Sheriff Jno. D. Sharp, bin
dieted for the murder of former Unite d
States Senator E. TV. Carmack In*
been poatponed until the January terns
The case had been set for trial De
WILL 1 REPRESENT GEORGIA AT THg
CONSERVATION CONGRESS IN
ATI*ANTA, Ga., Doc. l.—Govemnn
Smith today appointed dotognt.H to
conservation • i- t" t;ik *
place between the governors of vuitonn
states In Washington next week Ten
were named from the state at large w-rf
one from each congressional diatitrA.
The governor trusts that all will be
to attend, as they can do much In iiio
way of presenting the state's reaour.-.ia,
natural odvantafeg, Ths drUgoZee-
are as follows:
From the et_
Brown, Hawklnovllle; T.
111#; 8. W. McCall!*, Atlant
mnde. Athens: J. I.. nmun vurj-
J. L. Hand, l’sllmm; Harvle Jor-lati. Mon-
Hello; W. G. Cooper, Atlanta, .1. A.
Betjeman; T. J. Jones, Darien.
First district, J. A. fi. Corson, of 8a-
Hecond district, W, B. Roddcnberry. of
Fourth district, O. Gunby Jordan, of
Fifth district, J. R. Irwin. Of Conyers.
Sixth district, Seaton GrantlanJ. of
Seventh district H. P. Melkleham. of
Eighth district, John R. Maddox, of!
Ninth district J- D. Boyd, of Pablo-
district John T. West of Thom-
Work of Pure Food Experts,
• at the,'
state capltol today, after liaxr!
on for threo days. It wss hem uwixr
the suspires of the stats department of
, One of the main questions ronriderert 1
at the meeting was the use of sulphur*)
dioxide. In the manufacture of syrups j
this suhlert wan led by 1
Of the I/iulsiana state board of henlth.
In regard to the matter the foil owing
waa adopted as the oxprsnnlon of the
’•In the manufacture of sreurs. aueer
end molasses, the use of rfulphur aa a
clarifying ngmf to permissible.'*
It was derided t-»--*
saccharine for the i
the use of benzoate
of one-tenth of !
agreed that nlun
tioard standard tor
wnn adopted . .
The .juentlon of fixing: standard*
cattle fe.d waa referred to commltt
for further Investigation.
It wan also decided
: be closed until ths e