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TWICE-A-WEEK TELEGRAPH WEATHER FORECAST FOR GEORGIA—FAIR AND WARMER FRIDAY; SATURDAY, FAIR, COLDER IN NORTH AND WEST PORTIONS; FRESH EAST WINDS. BECOMING VARIABLE. ESTABLISHED IN 1826. MACON, GA., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 25, 1907. TWICE-A-WEEK, $1.00 A YEAR. NEGRO RACE CONFERENCE IN SESSION AT COLUMBIA Booker Washington Leading Speaker The Occasion. The of Sensible Advice Given Negroes 4 HU. FARMER’S UNION CLOSED IIS SESSION IT ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS FA VORING LEGISLATION AGAINST CHILD LABOR. TEDIOUS WORK SELECTING JURORS FOR THAW TRIAL Defense Seems Willing to Ac cept Talesmen on Reason- ble Answers. COLTTMRIA. S. C.. Jan. 24 —Booker T. Washington. president of the Tus- kegee Institute, today addressed the first negro rare conference ever held in South Carolina. Washington spoke in the afternoon • t Allen University, a negro institu tion of this city, and tonight addressed a large audience at the Columbia theater. Seated on the stage were sev eral prominent white citizens, together with a large number of negro leaders from this and other States. Ir Washington, .after praising the work 'of Rev. Richard Carroll., ttie moving spirit of the conference, said that the holding of this conference in .South Carolina, was in his opinion, evidence that the friendly feeling between the races was steadily growing. Washing ton said in part: "I was born in the South, my early boyhood was spent in slavery here in the South and there is no spot on earth so dear to me a> the soil of our South ern Prates, where we of both races for so many years have lived and toiled. We of both races are lo live here in the Pouih side by side for all lime, no matter what theories may be ad vanced and emphasized. This, lo any sensible man. It seems to me. is the. fa.-t which we must fa.-e. Since we are to remain together, the ques tion whieh we should constantly con sider. is how can we do it in peace, in harmony and in a way that each race nail serve i he best interest of the oilier, in a way that each ra e will he marie more happy, more prosperous, because of the presence of the other? l! is the extreme of folly then, and almost a crime, for any Individual, or group of individuals, to pursue a course whieh will encourage, racial Ftrifc when two peoples are to remain together for all time. “I was glad to see that a brave, strong white man from Mississippi a few days ago at the Southern Cotton Convention held in Birmingham, stood tip and saiil that he had gotten to the point where he was tired of hearing ♦ he negro continually abused. That opinion represents the attitude of thousands of our best Southern white people. “The negro rare is given a free op portunity to enter the educational anil professional field and can succeed as many are doing in the city of Colum bia. "But we must not rest satisfied with what we have accomplished in the past. I want to emphasize with you tonight a few matters fiat directly concern our future in this community and throughout the State. In the first p + tc we must face the fact that con- sitn-rahle criticism is constantly brought against us as a people because it is said 'the negro is not reliable as a laborer. - The leaders and teachers of our people must see to it that there is a change in this respect. No section of the South Is more interested from a financial point of view in the success of the negro than is true of this State. In the fi rst place, it is tremendously Important that the negro he happy, ♦ hat peaee exist between the raees. be cause there can be no satisfactory labor when the white man and the black man are at daggers points. The more the laborer is satisfied the better service will he render. "I have referred to the subject of making negro labor reliable. One way to do It (and that is what the Tuske- geo Institute has been doing among other things! in the first place is to teach the negro laborer the digriity of labor. I am glad to see that in South Carolina these lessons arc being instill ed Into our people. There is not a white family in South Carolina that should not be vitally Interested in the Improvement of negro women, espec ially in the improvement of the negro cook, the negro nurse. "Right here in Columbia there should be a large central training school for the training of domestic servants. Such a school should be in every large city in the South. We could furnish the teachers for these institutions. "The food that goes into the bodies of,the majority of the white families in South Carolina is prepared and served three times a day hv the hands of the negro woman. It is mighty Important that this woman who prepares and serves the food which is to make blood and bones and flesh and brain for the white people, as well as members of tier own race, be just as intelligent, skilled and conscientious as possible.” William E. Gonzales, editor of the State, snoko to the conference at the rtoon session, expressing gratification at tjie meeting held in Columbia. Obser vance of law by both races was the surest guarantee of harmony in the {South. It Is the province of white lend ers to impreas the necessity of the lew’s observance on the whites: and of negro leaders to teach their race the vital Im portance of being law-abiding. ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 24.—With the adoption of resolutions favoring the adoption by different States of the country of legislation against the em ployment of child labor and favoring the eight-hour law and the strict en forcement of these enactments, the Na tional Farmers’ Union adjourned today. The executive committee of the union will be in session several days, dis cussing and settling matcers which have been left to it. Among these will be the choice of a place for the annual meeting, which is to be held during the coming spring. A resolu Unwritten Law May Play Part trial panel of twelve will Anally be filled. The order of the court that the jury must be kept together under the care of bailiffs had the apparent effect of making many of the talesman re luctant to serve. Various excuses were issued today, one man declaring that to be locked up for two months would so wreck his nerves as to make a calm consideration of the case an impossibility. He was excused. The nineteen talesmen examined yesterday and the thirty-one today I bring the total thus far called for ex- ! amination up to fifty. If the ratio con- , 'tinues it will require two or three days NTTW. YORK. Jan. -4. After trying yet w comp i e t e the jury. There was for more than four hours of the morn- ‘ a feeling after the adjournment of ing and afternoon sessions to secure court tonight, however, that both sides an additional juror to try Harry K. Thaw, for killing Stanford White, and just when counsel and spectators, and even the defendant himself, were drowsy from the monotony of the pro- would try to facilitate matters as much as possible. Of the thirty peremptory challenges each allowed the prosecu tion and the defense, the former has used eight and the latter six. Will Unwritten Law Figure? .. .. . , The defense today seemed willing to ceeding., there came a sudden change accept any talesmen who made reas- in the tide and within the last three- j onable answers to the questions pro quarters of art hour, three new jurors i pounded by the district attorney. The were accepted ana sworn in. ! fact that Thaw s attorneys asked sev- When court adjourned for the day I era > the talesmen if they had any . , , , , „ : prejudice against any particular line five jurors had been accepted. Twen- or character of defense was taken by CENTRAL TRAIN E Accident at Columbus Which Many Were Jolted. 1U MAIN MACHINE AND CAR SHOPS FOR CENTRAL i OF LOTTERY LAWS PLATES AND PRINTED MATTER OF HONDURAS CONCERN SEIZED. tion was adopted favoring the selection I ty-three talesman had been examined many to indicate that the defense may of Atlanta for such meeting. It was 1 without success when tile unexpected be either the so-called "unwritten law” ?\ recommended that a national legisla tive committee, to look after legisla tion affecting the farmers, to be com posed of one member from each State, be appointed by the executive board. SENATOR ALGER Although Not in Good Health, His Death Was Unex pected. *»£ happened and two talesman in succes- j : ° r emotional insanity ora combination • of both. Thaw’s attorneys again today | offered no objections, however, to the Attorney Jerome, representing the peo- | district attorney’s questions as to pie. and the defendant’s attorneys. | whether or not the proposed jurors Then followed the drawing of five more i would be guided by the Actual law as talesmen, who were excused for one j laid down hv the court, 'io the exclu- reason or another. Harry C. Harney, i s j on ot - any fanciful law they might i piano dealer, about 55 years of age, themselves import into the case. Each was the thirty-first talesman to be j of the accepted jurors .promised to called and as he had never formed an j abide by the interpretation of the opinion in the case and had read but i court. little about it in the papers he was j Mrs. william Thaw, mother of the quickly accepted. The other jurors I defendant, was not in court today. She chosen today were Geo. Pfaff. 34 years | was greatly fatigued by the long ses- of age. a dealer in machinists’ supplies. | sions of yesterday and was on the and Arthur S. Campbell, 42 years old, I verge of a collapse at one time Wed- a superintendent of telegraph and tele- nesday -night. She remained in her phone construction. The two jurors apartments today, where she was at- selected the first day of the trial were j tended by her daughter, the countess Doming S. Smith, a retired manufac- | of Yarmouth. The other members of turer, who will serve as foreman, and j the family wore in their accustomed Chas. H. Fecke, a shipping agent. Each seats in court behind t|c defendant of the jurors is married and has a Howard Nesbit. a brother of Mrs. Har- family. try K. Thaw, also was in rourt, sitting Selection of Jurors Is Tedious. J well in the rear with tie man who The tedious manner in which the se- was Stanford White's sect etary. Neith- leclion of jurors proceeded today makes 1 or he nor his sister glatced at eault it difficult to predict just when the other. ^ 'SCARED OF NOTHING’ TO COST $10,000,000 APPROPRIATION OF _ PROVIDED FOR IN NAVAL BILL. $95,000,000 THE WASHINGTON. Jan. 24.—An appro priation of about $95,000,000 is. provided for in the naval appropriation bill agreed upon today by the House com mittee on naval affairs. The bill pro vides for at: additional battleship of the type agreed upon in the naval ap propriation hill of last year. It also makes provision for two torpedo boat destroyers and appropriates $2,000,000 for submarines. This $2,000,000 is ad ditional to the $1,000,000 for submarines provided in the hill last year, which has not yet been expended. Provision is made far about 3.000 additional sail ers and 900 additional marines. The new battleship provided for in the bill is to be a sister ship of the monster authorized by Congress last yea^. which the hill required should he "A first-class battleship, carrying as heavy armor and as pow erful armament as any known ves sel of its class, to have the highest practicable speed and greatest prac- tie-Vle nf action." — The . o-r ,.f tho new battleship is es timated at $10,000,000. ^ Sudden Attack of Oedema of Lungs WASHINGTON. Jan. -24.—United States Senator Russel A. Alger, of Michigan, died suddenly at his resi dence In this city at 8:45 o’clock this morning following an acute attack of the lungs, with which lie was stricken shortly after S o'clock. Although Sen ator Alger had not been in good health for some time, his death was unex pected. The Senator last night was apparently in his usual health. Dur ing the day he transacted considerable business and was at the War Depart ment up to a late hour yesterday aft ernoon. At the bedside when he pass ed away were Mrs. Alger and their son, Capt. W. M. Alger and wife. Senator Alger attended the session of the Senate Tuesday and remained in the chamber until about 4 o'clock, listening to the debate on the Browns ville affair. The news of the death was at once communicated to Presi dent Roosevelt and Vice-President Fairbanks. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday after noon at the family residence in this City. The body will be taken to De troit, Mich., for burial. Senator Alger is survived by his widow and five children as follows: Mrs. Chas. B. Pike, of Chicago: Mrs. H. B. Shelden. of Detroit: Mrs. Wm. E. Bailey, of Harrisburg. Penn.: Russell A. Alger, Jr., of Detroit, who is now in Florida, and Capt. W. M. Alger. Al though entitled by army regulations to a funeral escort composed of one reg intent of infantry, two troops of cav alry and a battery of field artillery, tho family of General Alger has decided that the escort shall be confined to a squadron of cavalry. In Detroit the troops at Fort Wayne will furnish the escort. The family of the late Senator are making efforts to communicate with Russel Alger. Jr., who left Jack sonville, Fla., yesterday for St. Au gustine on the naphtha yacht Glenda. President Expressed Condolence. When the President was informed of Senator Alger’s death he address a note of condolence to Mrs. Alger and accom panied it with a floral offering. The for ma! announcement of Senator Algers death was made to the army by Secre tary Taft in the following order: "The secretary of war announces with deep sorrow the death of the Hon. Rus sell Alexander Alger, which occurred on the 24th inst. at his residence in this city.” "General Alger was secretary of war during the administration of President McKinley from March 5, ’.897, to August I. 1S99: a period during which the admin istration of the war department was brought into great prominence through its activities in connection with the war with Spain and the military operations in th“ Philippines that succeeded It. "General Alger was patriotic, earnest and most devoted to the interests of the army, and especially considerate of the welfare of enlisted men. He was a gen tle. kindly rrmn. witn great confidence in his friends and associates and was much beloved by his subordinates. He was the subject of unjust criticism be cause of the country's lack of prepared ness for war when war came, although for this he was in no wise responsible. His record as a soldier in the civil war was long, useful and highly honorable. Flags at Half Staff. “As a mark of respect to his memory, it is ordered that the flags at al! mili tary posts be displayed at half staff on the day of the funeral.” The session of the senate today was held entirely with reference to the death of Senator Alger. Rev. Dr. Edward Ev erett Kale delivered a special prayer af ter which the reading of the journal of yesterday was interrupted by Senator Burrows, who presented resolutions of regret and sorrow of the body at tin- sudden death and providing for a special committee of twelve senators to repre sent the senate at the funeral and at tend the body to Detroit. The resolutions were agreed to and the senate imme diately at 12.17 p m. adjourned as a further mark of respect. SOUNDED DEATH BANDIT RAlSUU KNELL STATE South Carolina Senate Has Majority Against the System. i This Was Shown by a Test Vote COLUMBIA. S. C., Jan. 24.—What is believed to bo the death knell of the South Carolina State dispensary was sounded in the State Senate when on a test vote it was shown that there was a majority of that body against the institution. Senator Cole L. Blease, a recently de feated dispensary candidate for Gov ernor and Bill Clerk J. R. McGhee al most came to blows just after the vote was taken. Blease criticised McGhee for what he called running about the floor and counting the votes, and Miss Bertie Davis Painfully Injured COLUMBUS. Ga|, Jan. 24.—As the Central of Georgia Railway passenger train from Andalusia. Ala., was back ing along the “Y” at the corner of Tenth avenue and Ninth street early this afternoon, a Southern freight train, in charge of Engineer Henry Johnson, of Atlanta, dashed full tilt into the train. The second class pas senger coach was demolished and the rear of the first class coach was bat tered in, while the freight engine was wrecked. Numbers of passengers sustained slight injuries, although none was se riously hurt. The most painfully in jured was Miss Bertie Davis, who was returning home from a visit to Mont gomery, Ala., and wtjo occupied a' ser\t near whe.re the engine crashed into the first class coach. • In the negro coach there was a stam pede. and as the car turned partly over negroes jumped out of the windows. The accident seems to have been the fault of the Southern engineer. He was injured, but not seriously. SAVANNAH MAY HAVE CIVIL SERVICE RULES ATLANTA. Jan. 24.—Secret Special Service Agent- Harry T. Donaghy seized and confiscated in tire- office of the South ern Express Company hero, this morn ing two large boxes containing plates and printed matter evidently to be us- d by some one in connection with the Hondu ras lottery. The plates and printed mat ter constitute the outfit that brought trouble to eighteen printers and press men in Mobile. Ain . Tuesday: The con traband material was brought to Atlanta, by the Atlanta and West Feint railroad, and was evidently en route to Cambridge. Mass., and Boston, Mass. One of the boxes was address.-d to J, H. Curtis, 131 Otis Street. Cambridge, and tho other, to Arthur O. Clevering. Boston. While Special Agent Donaghy would not say what action had been taken to arrest the parties to whom the boxes were nd- dtess'yd it is presumed that they are in custody already or else the officers are endeavoring to locate them. "The raid was planned several months ago." said tile agent, ’and warrants are out for different parties in many differ ent parts of the country. The stuff in tlie boxes which 1 seized contained plates and printed matter which caused so many printers and others trouble in Mobile last Tuesday. There will lie no local arrests. So far as we know there are no lottery connections in this ter There won’t lie anything doing hero less you can put us on to something, The two boxes are now in the po : sion of Walter H. Johnson. Fnited States marshal, and they will be held pending instructions front the secret service de partment in Washington. The Seventh Street Matter Has Been Definitely Settled. Council Grants Central's Petition The establishment, of the main ma chine and Car shops of the Central of Georgia Railway system in Macon is now tin assured fact. Some months ago tho Central ap plied to the Mayor and council for permission to close Seventh street, and by so doing add the entire width of that street for the distance of one block, from Hawthorne to Pino street, to their present machine shops and round house. For the reason that ob jection arose from property owners in the locality who said they would ho bottled up without any outlet, and for the further reason that somd action might be needed by the Legislature, the company sent in an amended po king for an ttorv BY ENEMY Troops Burned a Number of Villages in Their Advance Upon Outlaws. Chief's Stronghold Well Defended SAVANNAH, Ga..' Jan.' 24—Mayor George W. Tiedetnan announced today that- it is his purpose, if possible, to have all of the city positions put un der civil service rules, and the tenure of office made dependent upon the ser vice performed. Promotions, too, should be made in the same manner. The Mayor strongly opposes the old plan of having politics rule the filling of the city positions. HARTWELL INSTITUTE DESTROYED BY FIRE HARTWELL, Ga.. Jan. 24.—The Hartwell Institute was burned this aft ernoon. Loss about $4,000. partly cov ered by insurance. The pianos and all fixtures were saved, but badly dam aged, and also the home of Mr. J. B. Alford, in the country, about four miles from Hartwell, was burned at the same houf. Mr. J. B. Alford was badly hurt by falling off the top of the house. 'The fire occurred about 1 o’clock. A TRAGEDY THAT ATT Young Man Slays Pioneer in Department Store Enter prise. No Motive known For The Crime TANGIER, Jan. 24.—Raisuli at nightfall yesterday was surrounded by Kaid Mehallas’ forces In Raisuli’s stronghold. A courier who arrived here today reported that Mehallas’ troops advanced and burned a number of vil lages of the rebellious tribes before striking the mansours in force. The latter were driven from their position by the Government artillery, losing fifteen captured by the troops. El Ghainit, brother of Zellall, made a stand in one of the villages but was threatened to introduce a resolution tp driven out after tw.o hours’ fighting FRANK PHILLIPS FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER ROME. Ga.. Jan. 24.—Frank Phillips, who shot and killed Will Morris, his brother-in-law. at Lindale. Christmas eve. was today found guilty of man slaughter. Sentence wil' gassed to morrow. have McGhee expelled from the Sen ate. McGhee was very much agitated and but for the prompt interference of friends there would have been a personal encounter. CONDEMNED MURDERER ESCAPES AND.RECAPTURED. BRISTOL.- Va.. Jan. 24.—-Wesley Wilkie, the condemned murderer of Otis Ross, who mflde a sensational es cape from jail at Gate City. Va., De cember 17, while awaiting the execu tion of his sentence to die on the scaf fold February 21, was recaptured at Salisbury. N. C., yesterday and will at once be returned to Gate City and hung on the original date set for his execu tion. WASHINGTON THEATRE ALMOST GUTTED BY FIRE. WASHINGTON. Jan. 24 — The Academy of Music at Ninth and D streets, northwest, was almost com pletely gutted by fire of unknown ori gin, which broke out about 5 o'clock this morning. A number of offices were located in the building, as was also the Spencerian Business College, None of these were damaged by fire, but were flooded by water, the fire be ing confined to the stage and audi torium of the theater. The loss is esti mated at $80,000. The building was insured for $73,000. Two horses, draw ing engine No. 20, were killed in a collision with a street car while on the wav to the fire. The Academy of Music was a popular priced theater, and the attractions usually offered were of a melodramatic character, the bill this week being "The Secrets of the Police.” A11 of the scenery properties and wardrobe belonging to the produc tion were destroyed, causing a loss of $28,000. COPPER MINE CASE WILL BE ARGUED SOON abandoning a dozen dead and a score ot wounded men. The loss of the Government forces was two men killed and several wounde. El Khainit was wounded by the escapes. Toward night Kaid Mchalla reached Zellall fortress, where Raisuli had assumed personal command. An at tempt was made to storm the strong hold, but it was unsuccessful. Dark ness then intervened. It was an nounced that another attack on the rebel fortifications would be made at daylight today, hut there is much skep ticism among the foreigners here who generally regard the pursuit of Rai suli as being an opera bouffe perform ance. believing that the bandit chief will be allowed to escape and Mehalla will return here empty handed. « ATLANTA, Jan. 24.—The Duektown copper mine case will come up for argument in the Supreme Court of the United States February 25. This is the case brought by the State of Georgia in behalf of certain property owners near the Tennessee line in that they claim that the forests and vegetation on their property is being injured by the smoke, fumes and gases coming from the smelting furn aces. There are three hundred pages of fwidenre in the case. Attorney Gen eral Hart will represent tbe State, SAILOR KNOCKED OVERBOARD WAS RESCUED BY SCHOONER. CHARLESTON. S. C.. Jan. 24.—Wil lie Povenven. a sailor, knocked over board from the barkentine Frances January 18. when the vessel collided with the Clyde steamship Comanche in a dense fog, while off Diamond Shoals lightship, was brought into port today by the schooner Gracie D. Buch anan. Capt. Harrington. Povenren was found struggling in the water, perfect ly nude, and about to give up when taken on board the schooner. It was bitterly cold but the sailor, who Is a powerful man, had withstood the cold and the strain of swimming in the ocean for over an hour. He was about fifteen miles southwest by west of the lightship when picked up. Povenren said' that the foremast and all head- gear of the barkentine were carried away in the collision. The Frances was bound from New York to Savan nah. BUCKNER SUPERINTENDENT SOUTHERN EXPRESS CO. ROANOKE. Va., Jan. 24—The ap pointment of Robert A. Buckner, as su perintendent of the eastern division of the Southern Express Company to succeed the late V. Spalding, was an nounced semi-offeiaUy today. Mr. Buckner has b°en assistant superin tendent for some time, and was for many years Roanoke agent of the company. His territory covers 3.000 miles of road, and .includes 600 agen cies. Mr. Buckner was formerly Mayor of Roanoke. His headquarters will be here, and official nnnouneement of ap- pnintme-t win be made in a day or so, U is said. Chancellor Day on Side Corporate Wealth * Necessary. of as Mad Rush to Crush Great Enterprises •NEW YORK, Jan. 24.—The four teenth annual dinner of the Manufac turers’ Club of Brooklyn was held at the Union League Club in Brooklyn tonight. There were about four hun dred present. R. J. McFarland, presi dent of the association, presided. The principal speaker of the evening was Chancellor Day, of Syracuse Univer sity. Among other things he said: "No individual can use such capi tal or furnish the executive ability for such achievements as the times now demand. Men must be incorporated and money massed into thousands of millions for such purposes. "The man who is shouting himself hoarse over trusts and corporations and swollen fortunes will take his place in history with the men who smashed Arkwright’s loom and Whit ney's cotton gin and the pamphleteers who ridiculed George Stephenson’s lo comotive. It makes little difference whether you destroy the great forms of business by direct enactment or reg ulate them to death. "The mechanics and working men's interests are being imperilled by a spir it of rampant investigation and busi ness persecution today far more than are those of the great corporations. "It is stupendous folly to talk about giving individuals a chance to act alone by forbidding individuals to work to gether.” "If we want to reduce 'swollen for tunes’ ‘we had better look about for new and greater uses to which to appiy them in opening to the thousands of unemployed the unusual resources of our country, and in philanthropy, edu cation . and in promoting common thrift, than in the socialistic idea nf confiscating them above a certain sum to be used by our Congressmen. “Millions have taken the place of hundreds of thousands as a measure of wealth. Billions will displace j mil- Hoob before the century, closes.” LONDON, Jan. 24.—A dramatic tragedy startled London today when William Whitely. one of the most unique and at the same time one of the most prominent figures In tho bus iness world, was shot dead in his store by a youth claiming to be his son. The assassin then attempted to blow out his own brains. The name of Whitley has become a household word in England, owing to the enormous department store run in London by a company, of which Mr. Whitely was president, and was the pioneer in such enterprises. The crime occurred shortly after midday. An unknown young man was accorded a private interview with Mr. Whitely in the latter’s private office, where the two men remained closeted for a few moments. As Mr Whitely emerged from his office it was ob served that the young man was fol lowing, and importuning him while Mr. Whitely $ was waving his visitor off and threatening to cal! the police. Sud- denlv the young man whipped out a revolver and fired two shots pointblank at Mr. Whitely. The bullets lodged in Mr. Whitely's head and he fell dead. Before the assassin could be secured he turned his weapon on himself and indicted what is believed to he a mor tal wound. The personality of the assassin and the motives for his crime are enveloped In much mystery. He gave the name of Cecil Whitely. hut relatives of Wil liam Whitely disclaim till knowledge of him. The police found no papers or other written matter on his per son to lead to the establishment of his identity, but discovered his place of residence and learned that he never had called himself Whitely there. The clothing of the young man bore the initials "H. P.” The police are of the opinion that the motive for this crime, when dis covered. will show that there were present none of the elements of re venge for personal injury, but rather that the attack upon Mr. Whitely was a result of a fancied grievance. HARD FOUGHT PEONAGE CASE LOST BY GOVERNMENT. tition asking for an encroachment of some fifty feet on Seventh street. This encroachment would add considerable, with other land tn the vicinity belong ing to individuals as well as the city, to the grounds on which their present shops arc located, and thus gve them room for the contemplated improve ments. amounting to something like one - | million dollars. s 1 Both petitions were referred to tho old and new street committees of coun cil, together with the encroachment committee, with Alderman Dure as ehnirma n. Two meetings were held by this committee, at tlie first of which the railroad officals and the property own ers that would be affected by granting . the encroachment began negotiations. The second meeting was held yester day afternoon. There were present with the committee President J. F. Hanson. Superintendent T. S. Moies and other officials of the road. The matter was carefully gone over and thoroughly discussed. After a con clusion had been reached the follow ing report was drawn and the Mayor requested to call a meeting of council for the purpose of receiving it. "That the petition he granted as ap plied for and to include the encroach ments to and the purchase of lot 1. block 1: and lot 1. block 67. now owned by the city, and that are required by the company for these purposes, as well as encroachments to other lots on other streets, as are being acquired by the company, at the rate of $600 pet- acre. and with the agreement with said company that the property rights of private owners or others have been satisfactorily arranged for. credii. to be given said company at the rale of $600 per aero as may he conveyed by said company to tho city as outline:’ in their amended petition. The plans of the underpass on Pino street, to he approved by the Mayor and council." Considerable disqussion followed the reading of the report. No opposition, developed to the adoption of the report except that some of the members were desirous of a strong guarantee that the shops would he located witi?- the city. Alderman Bowjiro said- wanted the shops, but he wanted some penalty or guarantee that the shops were a certainty. * Alderman Griffith said that while tho report of the committee was his own motion, he was not quite satisfied with it. He thought it should contain a clause compelling the company to put in good condition the twenty-five-foot street that was tn be left on Seventh street, from Hawthorne to Poplar. Alderman Jones thought with Al derman Bowdre. that there should something tn compel the location of tho shops after the city had sold the land at as. low a price as $600 per acre. Alderman Dime and Alderman Wil liams stated that President Hanson had assured the committee that the shops would he located in the city if the acquisition of the lands required could be made. Finally the following was added ta the report: “That the Central of Georgia Rail way Company enter into an indepen dent contract that in ease the pronosed. shops are not built in the oity of Ma con within the next five years the said company shall pay to the city of yin- con the sum nf $2,500." Tho rules governing the granting of encroachments were suspended and the report adopted. This latter clause is not to he in corporated in the deed of transfer, hut. was adopted as part of the renort for tho purnoso of a guarantee that the shops would be located and built in the city. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 24.— The trial nf F. T. J. O’Hara in the United States court here on the charge of holding men in peonage, ended to day with a verdict of not guilty. The Government made every effort to se cure a conviction in this case, send ing Assistant Attorney General Charles W. Russell here from Washington to help in the prosecution. There are four other indictments against O’Hara yet to be tried, besides cases against John P. Lynch. Charles Davis. J. J. Geiger. P. M. Harp. Joseph Clayton and C. F. Burrill. The jury in the case just ended were kept together during the entire time of the trial, twenty-three days. STATE COURT OF APPEALS’ FOURTH CALL OF DOCKET. ATLANTA. Jan. 24.—The State court of appeals has issued the fourth, rail of the docket for Monday. Febru ary 11. when it will have arguments in all cases transferred from the su premo court, from tho Northern. West ern, Northeastern. Blue Ridge. Chero kee! Rome and Tallapoosa circuits, be ginning with No. 79 and going through 107. excepting 100, which has been withdrawn. The second call for Mon day January 26. was announced soma days ago. and takes in cases No. 157. through 133. and the third, for Febru ary 4. from No. 54 through No. 77. FANNIN COUNTY HOG HAD PORK MEASLES. GEORGIA AND FLORIDA ROAD MAY BUILD TO SAVANNAH SAVANNAH. Ga.. Jan. 24.—Presi dent John Skelton Williams, of the Georgia and Florida Railway, which is now in course of construction, was in Savannah today. In an interview he stated it is the purpose of his com pany to either build into Savannah or make trackage arrangements with the Savannah and Statesboro from Savan nah to f’uyler and the Seaboard Air from Cuyler to Savannah, ATLANTA Jan. 24.—J. C. Powell, of Morganton. Fannin County, a few days ago killed a hog and while cutting it up found some of the intestines cov ered with blisters. He brought a sam ple to the office of the Department of Agriculture today, when Dr. A. J.- Kavne pronounced the disease pork measles. The sample will he sent to the department of animal industry at Washington. Court Dignfearies Dined. ^ ATLANTA, Jan. 24.—Associate Jus tice J. H. Lumpkin of the Supreme Gourt gave , an informal dinner last night to the members of the Court of Appeals. Kt the dinner were all of the members of the new court, all of the members-of the Supreme Court, except Chief Justice. Fish. ex-Justice .John S. Candler of the Supreme Court, aad At- ^or&sy, fiefic/sil JoJu C. .