A LADY N BLACK.
WHO HAUNTED REFORMER HAD
LET IN ATLANTA.
Was She the One Who Called the Col
onel Down in New York
The Christian Workers of Atlanta
received a severe shock this week when
they read in the New York papers
that Col. H. H. Hadley, one of the
chief figures at tjie recent convention
here, had been publicly denounced by
a woman who claimed he bad ruined
her and had admitted that the accu
sation was true.
Col. Hadley was one of the conduct
ors of the meetings of the Christian
Workers’ Convention here, and is very
well remembered. He is a large, ath
letic man, rather handsome in acoarse
way and has considerable native elo
quence. He is the Superintendent
of St. Bartholomew’s Mission in New
York, and a few nights ago was con
ducting a rousing big “experience
meeting.” When things were at their
height a woman clad all in black
walked down to the stage and dramat
eal y denounced the missionary.
“You are a hypocrite!” she said.
“You ruined me when I was young
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COL. HADLEY —FROM PHOTO.
and innocent and deserted me and
your chiid! Sending souls to hell is
more in your line than saving them!”
She gave the details of the charge
and claimed that Hadley’s daughter
was dying in a house near by. The
Superintendent first attempted to
have her arrested, but on second
thought allowed her to go, and turn
ing to the audience admitted the
truth of what the woman had said.
He said it was a sin of his youth that
“ had been about effaced by the saving
grace of the Lord.” He made no ref
erence to the child, and the identity
of the woman is still unknown.
Since this incident has been made
public a great many Atlanta people
recall a strange woman who appeared
in this city during the Workers’ Con
vention, and whenever Col. Hadley
conducted a meeting sat heavily
veiled among the audience. She
stopped at a house on Marietta St. and
told the people she met there that she
was a relative of Col. Hadley’s and
had taken a great deal of interest in
his case. She said that he did not
know she was in the city, and that
there were certain reasons- why she
did not wish him to know. She also
alluded to a daughter in New York.
It seems more than likely that this
woman was Hadley’s nemesis.
If so, it opens an interesting field of
conjecture. Since she has publicly
disgraced him, it is certainly strange
that she held her peace here, where
she had such an excellent opportunity
to do the same thing with much
She gave her name at the house
where she stopped while here as Mrs.
Erricson, but it was noticed that her
baggage was differently marked. All
these things caused her to be particu
larly observed and are the reasons why
she is now recollected. There is prob
ably a great deal more to the story
than came out, even at the sensational
scene at the Bartholomew Mission.
POST-OFFICE TO STAGE.
Probable Course of Savannah’s Post
master. Other Savannah Gossip.
It is quite probable that Mr. Joseph
Doyle, the newly deposed postmaster
at Savannah, will put into execution a
long cherished plan of going on the
stage. Mr. Doyle is a remarkably hand
some man and one of the best amateur
actors in the South. His specialty is
light comedy and if he goes on the
boards he is certain to make a hit.
Savannah has never had a more popu
lar postmaster than “Joe” Doyle, al
though he was a republican appointee
in a democratic stronghold. His father,
Capt. Mike Doyle, is one of the leading
republicans of the South, but is also
a very much liked and highly respected
The recent row between Col. Waring
Russell and Mr. C. D. West is the cul
mination of a long series of troubles
in the Georgia Historical Society. Col.
Russell is the old time political “ boss ”
of Savannah, and Mr. West is a leading
member of the bar. The society is a
rather aristocratic concern that runs a
semi-public library and the Telfair Art
Museum. Mr. West wanted to be cura
tor of the society and was beaten by
the better generalship of Col. Russell.
At the last meeting the lie was passed
and now there is talk of a duel in the
air. Something rich will probably de
velop this week.
The withdrawal of F. G. Du Bignon
from the senatorial race has caused a
smile to ripple all over Savannah. Mr.
Du Bignon is a very politic gentleman
and has achieved a reputation for be
ing called out of town on business
whenever there was any danger of forc
ing a positive expression from him on
any side of any question. After a care
ful canvas of the state he saw that his
chances of being snowed under were
simply superb and seized the opportu
nity of stepping down and out in a
magnanimous fashion. Great head,
Du Bignon. More next week.
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Their large and complete stock of house
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kitchen and dining-room utensils, is the
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Much taste has been displayed in the
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A LADY ROBBED.
The wife of one of our best citizens
was relieved of Six dollars last month
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Tme Looking Glass.
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How Corporation Lawyers Effect
Everybody knows that corporations,
and especially railroads, are quite com
mon marks for damage suits. Now
and then there are bound to be people
injured on railroads and street rail
roads who believe (either justly or
otherwise) that the company should
give them some compensation for
what they have suffered.
It is surprising how few of these
! cases get into court.
Most of them are compromised, and
to effect an advantageous settlement
of this kind of an action is an art of
itself. There are several lawyers here
in Atlanta who make a specialty of it,
and have acquired extraordinary skill
in persuading a claimant to take less
than he asks for.
It is a kind of a sublimated “jew-
A Looking Glass man was talking
to a lawyer of this city the other day
who has a wide repute in that line,
and obtained some curious data.
“I suppose,” said the attorney, after
being assured that his name would
not be used, “ that I compromise on
an average of 100 suits a year for the
several big corporations that employ
me. A great many of them, in fact,
a great majority ot them, are unjust
and we simply compromise to avoid
the expense of going into court,
where, although we would certainly
be victorious, a good deal of money
would have to be spent. In such in
stances I use a little bluffing. I show
the plaintiff that he is in the wrong,
and perhaps threaten a counter-suit.
Then I offer to pay a small amount
for expenses, and that generally set
‘ But let us suppose a case in which
the company or corporation sued is
clearly to blame, and the thing to do
is to get off as cheaply as possible.
Lawyers always fix the damages claim
ed at a tremendous amount, and, or
dinarily, if a suit is brought for, say
-SIO,OOO, and is really dangerous, I try
to settle for not over SSOO. More often
it is SIOO. It is accomplished by what
I may call the hypnotic effect of
money. Before I see the claimant to
talk it over, I get four or five hundred
dollars in sl, $2 and $5 bills. They
make quite a roll, and when new (I
always get new bills if I can) are very
seductive looking. I see my man,
present my case as strongly as possi
ble, and then suddenly scatter the
amount of my offer before him. I
make a point of taking my seat at
the side of a table, and the greenbacks
literally cover the surface.
“ Often and often I have noted the
effect of this maneuver on the average
man. Ten to one he will turn pale,
and although he struggles to do it, is
unable to withdraw his eyes from the
fascinating heap of money. He flut
ters a moment and then I have him.
“These details may seem trivial,
but I assure you they have been the
• means of saving clients thousands
upon thousands of dollars. Os course,
I occasionally encounter a man who
is callous to the sight of ready cash,
but not once in twenty times.
“ This is the way that so many
damage suits are compromised at
trifling figures. Talk is good enough
in its way, but it is nothing to the
persuasive influence of greenbacks.”
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