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MACON, GA., FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 1907
TWICE-A-WEEK, $1.00 A YEAR.
CHIEF ENGINEER STEVENS
BUCKS AGAINST OLIVER
He Will Resign if The Canal
Contract Is Given Out-
Will del Credit
have resulted In a demand by Mr.
Stevens for the acceptance of his res
ignation if the contract is awarded.
It i? asserted by certain Senators
who have taken an unusual interest in
:■!• matters reining to the canal that
if on. of t.ne bids for canal construc
tion is accepted It will mea.n that the
WAS HTN'G T O >7.
ministration I. is b.
fare with the alte
all bids for the i
Panama canal by
Feb. 7.—The ad- I
on brought fa^e to !
n ttive of rejecting .
instruction of the i
contra < t, or losing I
f Engineer John F.
BOOKER IS TOO SHOULD BE JUST ASK FOR STATE
■lay of Pro
ift and Cl
III accede to h
trei to the po
ll.-. conies frot
ibdlirate and i!i
bluest, and the
i taken by Mr.
• out ee t li t;
be In a
the question ol
he had gone ovi
fully and he n<
that the canal
years. His frii
that if a (untri
tlon he will b<
of building this gi
eanlc canals a year
ii.i that if fa voted
ii by contract. He
it contractors would
islt'on to deal with
iborera. Since then
the canal plans enro-
expressrs the belief
ri be constructed by
ithin a period of ten
determined to dis-
pens- with Mr. Stevens as the direct r
of the canal construction.
Secretary Taft had a conference to
day with the President regarding the
Panama canal contract for the purpose
of determining upon a course of pro-
re.jure. The President and Secretary
had before them the completed bid of
William J. Oliver and his associates
for the construction of the canal. Aft
er the conference Secretary Loeb gave
out the following statement: "The bid
llle j of the Oliver-McDonald-Pierce com-
'ary j j-,inmtirrn has been received and. exam- I
: C1 ‘- ined. and meets the formal require- i
liver tnents. Mr. Paul D. Cravath.-on be- j
i t half of his clients, the McArthur-Gil- I
j,. Ilespie combination, has requested a \
I hearing before final action is taken. :
“ n " In' addition to granting the hearing, i
■aion the Secretary of War and the isthmian |
con- | canal commission will make as thor- j
Ifi ,, j ough an examination as possible into j
[the qualifications, experience, business 1
" Islanding and achievements of Mr. 01- -
ste ' j iver and his associates and into the j
nnoi I responsibility of the sureties. Secre- .
tome jta.-y Taft and the commi’-ion will [
probably need a fortnight to complete I
full examination of the bid and re- I
port to the President.” 1
Secretary Taft later in the day made 1
known to Mr. Oliver the result of his
talk with the President and framed a
ter to Judge O'Brien. Oliver's coun-
I that thi
Ohio Senator’s Retort Was
Only Incident in Browns
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.—Five
nrsses were examined today ir
So Rayner Thinks and May
Introduce Resolution in
WET OR DRY
Anti-Saloon League Asks Geor
gia Legislature to Call It.
TRUST WILL BE PROBED
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Senatoi
Rayrier, of Maryland, had a specific
Brownsville inquiry before the Sen- object in view in bringing the Schley
~ | case to the attention of the Senate in
! his speech last week. It is known
[ that he has been tvorking incessantly
i here to obtain the opinions of Sena
tors as to whether a joint resolution,
cancelling the judgment of the Presi-
ate committee on military affairs. All
I were members of Company D of the
j discharged battalion of negro soldiers,
• except the last on the slate, former
1 Sergeant Luther T. Thornton, of Com-
! puny B. He testified that when
aroused by the firing on the night of j dent and that of the Court of Inquiry
August 1?. lie was under the impres- | in,, relation to the command at San-
ion that ihe barracks were being fired ; tiago, could be carried through the
Senate. Senator Rayner is anxious to
secure an overturn of both these judg
ments by act of Congress, as was done
in the Fitzjohn Porter case.
It is believed that the Maryland Sen
ator has a sufficient number of votes
upon by people of the town, and that
j a similar opinion was expressed by
other members of the company He
; said the reports of fire arms sounded
] to him like revolvers and shotguns. He
i told of the call .to arms and of the
inspections, of hearing that Company , pledged to enable him to adopt his res-
; C's gun racks had been broken. He olution In the Senate. Admiral Schley’s
' was cross-examined sharply about the : friends insist that such a resolution, if
; possibility of a soldier getting out of ; possible, ought to be passed Admiral
j the reservation in the night without Schley is now considering the matter
i being detected, and said this could be ! to determine whether he is willing to
i done, but be did not think the man I risk a violation of the President's semi-
j could get his arms and get out. It was official order or demand that naval of-
| pointed out that the men already had fleers refrain from agitating this fam-
t is let for coi
robbed of the
and the is
ter stood. This letter stated, among
other things, that the Presiden was
very much inclined to give the con
tract'to Mr. Oliver and his associates,
i him | but that he would not surrender his
-true- ; right to reject all bids, even after the
credit further hearing has been given to the
Ftp- : McArthur-Gillespie combination. Mr.
be- j Oliver left here tonight for his home
hmus in Knoxville.
EVELYN THAW SACRIFICES
EVERYTHING FOR HARRY
ammunition had to be ac
counted for at inspection, and if any
| were used the loss would be discov-
, He said he had not heard that bul
lets from army ammunition had been
i found in the town until after the ar-
I rival of Major Blocksom to make an
j inspection for the War Department.
Sergeant Fraser was recalled, and he
corrected his testimony of yesterday
by saying that he had surrendered his
ammunitip.n at Fort Reno instead of
offer no resolution - unless Admiral
Schley gives his approval and urless
he Is absolutely certain in addition,
that there is a sufficient strength back
of it to Insure its adoption. It is up
to Admiral Schley to determine
whether the case is' to be reopened or
If such a resolution should be intro
duced it would simply deal with the
proposition as to who was in command
at Santiago. No other specification
will be taken up. The judgment - of the
court and the'judgment of the Presi-
Fort Brown. He said he had noticed _ g
his error In a newspaper repot or the [dent leaves it in absolute doubt -as to
proceedings. . | who was in command in. the sea fight.
! The next witness called for by Sen- j and as a matter of history, right and
j ator Fornker was Winter Washington, justice, it is claimed bv the friends of
j and Senator Overman asked if he said ; Admiral Schley that Congress ought
Booker Washington. “No.'* said Mr. i to nut itself on record that Admiral
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—Evelyn Nes-
bit Thaw told her story today. To
(save the life of her husband, charged
with murder, she bared to the world
the inn-rmost see rets of her soul—a
portrayal for which a sanctuary were
t more fitting plage than the crowded,
gaping court room. It was the same
• lory she told Harry Thaw in Paris
in 1903. when he asked her to become
his wife, the confession of one who
felt there was Insurmountable barrier
to her ever bec.-iruing the bride of the
V- man she loved:
"5 In the big witness chair she ap-
] pearad but a slip of a girl, and she
t. f -old the pitiful story of her eventful
IJ&ung life in a frank, girlish way.
r When tears came unbidden to her
big brown eves and slowly trickled
their way down scarlet cheeks she
-trove in vain to keep them back.
Though the lump in her throat at
times seemed about to smother heS.
she forced the words from trembling
lips and by a marvellous display of
courage, which t ;ok her through her
staggering ordeal, shook off a depres
sion which threatened to become, an j
absolute collapse. As thp young wife
unfolded the narrative of her girlhood (
and told the early struggles of her
self and her mother to keep body and
soul together; of gaunt poverty that
stood ever at the dcor and how she
finally was able to earn a livelihood
by posing for photographers and art
ists, she won the murmured sympathy
of the throng which filled every avail- I
able space in the big court room. J
Wrecked at 16. j
Then came the relation of the wreck
of that girlhood .at sixteen years of
age. It was the story of her meeting
with Stanford White, the story of the ,
sumptuous studio apartment, whose
dingy exterior gave no hint of the lux
urious furnishings within: of a vel
vet-covered swing in which one could
swing until slippered toes crashed
My through the paper of a Japanese par
asol swung from the celling: the story
of a glass of champagne, of black,
whirling sensations and of mirrored
bedroom walls. In short, she told all
"Don't scream so,” it is all over; it
is all rigat.”
"And this was Stanford White?”
The question came from Dolphin
Delmas, now conducting the defense
of Harry Thaw.
The stillness of the crowd, which
was big. bustling, shoving and snar
ling over some especially coveted seat
when court convened, was its own
’ _ tribute to the effect of the girl's story.
' Into the narrative there entered
nothing of the woman of the world.
A girl in face and figure, Mrs, Thaw
was still a girl as she withstood an
ordeal which might well have startled
into terror a woman of maturer years.
Touches of Simple Pathos.
Into the narrative she injected ninny
little touches of i young girl's hopes
and disappointments. Of her early life
she related how her mother had gone
from Pittsburg to Philadelphia to se-
i* ■ . cure assistance, and how she and her
brother, Howard, the brother who has
been in court many days, but not once
has gone near his sister, were placed
on a train by friends and sent to tlieir
mother. She recalled that the two lit
tle travelers had trouble with the
conductor, who wanted to put then-
cat out of the ear. But she naively
added, they held fast possession of it,
just the same. She told of her arrival ,
in New York, of her life here, and !
eventually the acceptance by her .
mother of the thlrce-refu.-ed invitation '
of a girl of the theater to meet sorr.v ;
of her friends at luncheon. The girl's !
mother told Evelyn's mother they were i
people in New York society and per- ;
fectiy proper else she would not Jet her
girl go with them.
."When she eame for me it: the han- ,
com." said the witness. "I remember ;
hoping we'd go to the Waldorf. I had •
heard so much about it and wanted to
be all right, that he would look after
me. Finally she went. Then eame an
invitation to a. party, but no one else
was there: just us two. They all seem
ed to have turned us down,’ he said.
After we had dined and I-’wanted to
Foraker; "Booker Washington is too
busy, attending to bis senatorial duties
to come here."
He referred to the interest of Hook
er T. Washington in the question cf
having a negro .appointed to a Fed
eral position in Ohio, patronage which
has- been regarded as belonging to the
home, he said I had-not seen all of the ! from .Ohio
apartments and we went to a room I "here was .nothing unusual in "Win-,
with mirrors all over the walls. The j "Washington's testimony. He. was
room w as a bedroom. On a small tabic - a member of Company D.- and ., b.l?
stood a bottle of champagne and one | fitory was not unlike those told by his
glass. Mr. 'White poured but just one j former comrades. His "idea of the
glass for me. and T paid no attention [ Browiisvfile affair, ho.wever. was that
to it. Mr. White went away, came ~ ’ ~
back and said: ;
SPEAKER CANNON IS
CONFINED WITH COLD
i "I decorated this room myself."
Then he asked me' why I was not
■ drinking my champagne and I said I
■ did not like it; it tasted bitter. But he
! persuaded me to drink it and I did.
j “A fe wmoments after I had drank
; the champagne there began a pounding
and thumping in my ears and the room
got all black.”
Mrs. Thaw was almost in tears a't
Mirrors All Around.
"When I awoke my clothes had all
be.en taken - off me. I started to
scream. Mr. White got up and threw
a kimona on me. As I sat up I saw WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Speaker
mirrors all around the bed. T began Cannon is confined to his home and
to scream again and Mr. White asked probably will not be at the capitol for
me to keep quiet, saying that ‘it was ' two or -three days. He is able to be
all over.' When he threw the kimona about the house, but is suffering from
over me, he left the room. I screamed a very severe cold contracted nearly
harder than ever. I don't remember j a week ago and his physician has ad-
how I got my clothes on. , vised him to remain at home for sev-
"He took me home and I sat up all oral days. ■
night crying.” j —
"Where was Mr. White when, you Frenchman
"He was on the bed, beside me un
“What did he say afterwards?”
“He made me' swear that I would
never tell my mother about it. He
said there was no use in talking, and
the greatest thing in this world was
not to get found out. He said the.
girls in the theater were foolish to
talk. He laughed afterwards."
Continued on Page 7.',
Schlep was in command, so that this
expression may sro down to historians
of the future alongside the judgment
of the court and the opinion of the
President—that the battle was a cap
tain’s battle, and that no' one was in
Of course, if the resolution should
come up with the consent of Admiral
Schley, either-at this session or at the
next session, there would he full dis
cussion 'upon that point in order to
substantiate what the friends of Ad
miral Schley think was the truth.' that
Admiral Sampson was- not. within
Mexican greasers and Texas cow- j fourteen miles of the battle at any
boys" had one the shooting In order. ! time from the firing of the first gun to
to make the trouble for the negro sol- j the surrender of the Grisfobal Colon,
diers.” | Friends of Schley contend that histo-
The other witnesses were Sergeant } rians and writers at present are doing
Reeves, who was called for cross-ex- I a grave injustice to the Admiral and
amination .and Corporal A. H. Rowland, j are founding their statements upon
Nothing of importance was brought the President’s judgment,
ATLANTA, Feb. 7.—The anti-saloon
league of Georgia, which has been in
session in this city for the last two
days, today elected officers to serve
for the ensuing year, and passed a res
olution calling on the general assembly
at its coming session this summer to
provide for a general State election on
the question of prohibition for the eitr.
W. R. Hammond, of Atlanta, was
re-elected president, and J. C. Solomon
secretary, and all of the other old of
ficers were re-elected.
Dr. Broughton, who was chairman of
the committee on resolutions, made a
speech this morning in which he de
clared that Georgia had elected a sa
loon keeper for Governor, arid that
anybody who expected to get anything
out of the Fulton County Representa
tives on tile line of prohibition might
as well call off the dogs.
Dr. Broughton’s committee, of which
Rev. Sam Small was also a member,
reported the following resolution, which
was passed by the league before its
adjournment this afternoon:
"Be it resolved that we hereby re
spectfully ask and urge the general
assembly of Georgia, at its forthcom
ing session, in June, to pass an act
that will submit to the lawful vo
ters of the State, at a special election
ordered for that purpose and that
alone, the question whether the said
genera! assembly shall pass an act
prohibiting the" licensing of the sale of
intoxicating liquors in any form here
after in this State.
"Resolved second. That we cordially
invite all citizens of the State who
will indorse the above resolution to
join- us in urging the notion, therein set
out upon the ensuing general assemb
"Resolved, third, That a State cam
paign committee of competent ability
be employed to visit the county seat
of . every county in the State before
June 20 next, and publicly arouse the
people to petition the general assemb
ly to grant the above asked referen
dum as a matter of right to the citi
zens of the State.”
The resolution was signed by Rev.
L. G. Broughton, chairman, Sam IV.
Small, of Fulton. Wilbur Colvin, erf
Troup, George W. Gleason, of Rock
dale, and AY. B. Stubbs, of Charlton.
WHITE CUPPERS RUN
OFF NEGRO LABOR
ATLANTA, Feb. 7.—Acting upon a
petition filed about ten days ago by
prominent officials and citizens of
Habersham County, asking that a re
ward he offered for the apprehension
of unknown white cappers in that
county. Governor Terrell today offered
a reward of $50 for the conviction of
each person Implicated in the affair.
The petition seis forth that, several
reliable, honest negroes were warned
Grand Jurors Connected With
Business Combinations Are
Akerman Says He
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Feb. 7.—Assistant
District Attorney Akerman announc
ed upon the convening of the Fedev.il
last December to leave their farms and | 1 ,. * , , ‘
that section of the State. As n result. J "
a general oxodus of negro laborers has "•’J' . '
taken place front that section and ttic
lack of labor is becoming serious.
TILLMAN WANTS TO
KNOW WHO PAID HANKS
WASHINGTON. Feb. At the sug
gestion of Senator Tillman the Sen
ate today agreed to a resolution call
ing on the Attorney General and the
secretary of commerce and labor to
report' whether Charles S. Hanks has
at any time been .paid from public
funds for any services rendered by
him, and what sums and for what
service: also what reports he may
have made. The resolution has ref
erence .to Mr. Hanks’ employment in
connection with the interstate com
MRS. JOSEPH BRYAN GIVES
BRONZE STATUE OF JOHN SMITH.
• NORFOLK, Va.. Feb. 7.—It was an
nounced today • from the Jamestown
exposition offices that Mrs. Joseph
Bryan, wife of the owner of the Rich
mond Tiroes-Dispnteh. has given the
bronze statue of Cant. John Smith,
which will be erected at the James
town exposition under the auspices of
the Society for the Preservation of
Virginia Antiquities, of which Mrs.
Bryan is a leading member.
SECOND DAY OF MIAMI
Class of Europe Perform
Harder Work Than
Negroes in South
DOWiN ON VALDOSTA
Speaking of immigration in connec
tion with the convention to be held in
Macon on the 19th, Monsieur Louis
Avenel, the globe trotter, who was in
Ala con yesterday, said:
"There, is an idea that the. work in
the cotton and cornfields of the South
is such that only negroes can do it.
Let me tell you that the working class
of France. Belgium, Switzerland
i other countries. perform every
: much harder work than is' performed
VALDOSTA. Ga.. Feb. 7.—About one by the negroes of this country. They
hundred and fifty Shriners from Sa- , a re used to the hardest kind of labor
vannah. Thomasvllle, Waycross, Bain- .and the coarsest food. Why some of
bridge. Cordele, Macon and other places : the women of the poorer and laboring
swooped down upon Valdosta today ! classes do the work of men. Such work
DUBLIN, Ga., Feb. 7.—A highly sen
sational petition- was read in Laurens
Superior Court this morning- and en
livened an otherwise very dull session.
While the attention of Judge Lewis
was not engaged in other matters, K. J.
Hawkins, Esq., one of the attorneys for
the State, arose and presented a pe
tition signed by Mr. J. B. Tyre, brother
of J. L..Tyre, who was killed last No
vember by G. A. Tarbutton and Jose-
W. Fluker, asking that the defendants
be remanded to jail until their alleged
physical condition could be inquired
into by a board of five impartial
A statement -of facts accompanied-
the petition, showing that the men had
befen remanded to jail by three commit
tal justices, that bond had bet n allowed
by Judge Lewis on the statement of the
defendants' physicians that they were j
in bad health, and that the case was j
continued because of ,the absence of
witnesses claimed to be material by the I
defense, and that so ion
fendants.are out under bond
ly that they can always comply with
the law in asking for a continuance.
The petition states further that it is
SOUTHERN RY. MACHINISTS
STRIKE AT SELMA, ALA.
SELMA. -Via., Feb. 7.—All machin
ists employed in the Southern railway
shops here went on strike late today
because, it is said, a new night fore
man was appointed who is not a union
mar,. Thirty-five men are involved.
PELHAM’S NEW CITY
ADMINISTRATION IS IN.
PELHAM, Ga.. Feb. 7.—-The Mayor
and new city council were inducted
into office Wednesday afternoon. H.
H: Murrv is the Mayor, and J. L.
Hand. W. S. Hill, J. J. 1 Mize and J.' W.
Everett are the members of council.
They expect to calif-for a bond" election
for $40,000 to be expended on pub
nd jury lie secured,
d Judge Speer tn ask
the grand jurors if any of them were
connected with the turpentine trust or
any other monopoly.
Judge Spicer asked the question.
Juror W. T. Hopkins answered that the
fertilizer concern with Which lie is con
nected is already under indictment as
operating a trust and was excused.
George F. Tennil. with the Southern
Cotton Oil Co., was challenged. Ho
said In- did not know if his con- ,
cern was a. trust or monopoly, nor dirt 1 '
lie know anything about it having a
connection with the Standard Oil Com
pany. Nevertheless he was excused.
Judge Speer delivered his eh.irga,
after which the grand jury retired.
A number of naval siores men were
examined. The presentments may lie
Mass of Documentary Evidence.
The Federal grand jury for the
Southern district of Georgia was con
vened today and Assistant District At
torney Alexander Akerman pre
sented evidence designed to secure in
dictments under the Sherman anti
trust law of the alleged “turpentine
There was presented a mass of doc
umentary evidence, mu -h of which had
been secured by the Government by se
cret service methods when it had beep,...,
shipped by the S. P. Shutter Company,
from this city to Massachusetts.
A number of naval stores men of,-
this city ami Jacksonville were exam
It is expected the grand jury will,
DISPENSARY IN TERRELL
DAWSON. Ga.. Feb. 7.—The fight
between the prohibition and dispensary
forces in Terrell County waxed warm
today, with the result that the prohi
bitionists won by a majority approxi
mately of 158. Tile tight was led by.
the' ladies, who from early morn to
dewey evening buttonholed the. men,
sang and prayed until tho victory was
won. The -church hells were rung
every half hour during the day. The
polls closed with the victorious side,
singing -'dPraise God front Whom all
Blessings Flow.” and prayer r.y the
Rev. J. B.'Johnson. TCrrell is'dry.
$32,000,000 DONATED BY
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
MIAMI, ,Fla., Feb. 7.—Four, events
marked the second day of Miami’s first
annual regatta. The feature was the
time trials of E. J. Schroeder’s racer
Dixie for the mile. The Dixie's, fastest
mile was 2 minutes 21 1-5 seconds
with the tide and 2 minutes 22 2-5 sec
onds against the tide, making the rate
per hour on the average mile 29.2S
statute miles. This is slightly lower
than her record at . the Lake Worth
The. four knot event for working
launches of all classes was won by the
Hoosier. the winner covering the dis
tance in 29 minutes 27 seconds. Five
, . . ,* . , I the belief of the petitioner that Lee
™ e . f ° l n. k t n , 0t f .° r spee v , boa if Woodum, who was not present at the
was won b.v the . wallow, owned.by C. j trial, is now, and has been, in the cus-
i tofly of friends of the defendants, and
that he would have been present if the
defendants had desired to be tried at
the present term of the court.
As soon as Attorney Hawkins, who
drew up the petition, finished reading
it. Judge Lewis directed that an order
be taken denying the petition.
The petition was the first one of the
kind ever presented in Laurens Super
ior Court in the recollection of the old
est county official, and had the effect
of making everyone in the court room
sit up and take notice.
ing to a to
dition of r<
further total sum
THIRD DISTRICT LETS
minutes 27 seconds. Fice racers start
ed in this event. ^ &
The eight knot race for gpeeffers
called out three starters. It was won
by a local boat, the Hot Stuff, which
finished only nine second ahead of
Godschalk’s Swallow. Engine trouble
and Itept the Swallow from winning the.
day event. A nine knot sailing event, with
five starters, was won by the Klon
dike. the onl boat finishing within the
three hour limit placed on the race.
The. Klondike's time was 2 hours, 53
minutes, 50 seconds.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—Announce- t South Carolina, Georgia. Louisiana,
ment 'was made late today that John j Missouri, ICan as. Ipvu. AVisciiv.'-i-.ri, In-
D. Rockefeller has given the general diana
education- board 332,000,000. lie h«»-l
previously given the board $11,000;0U0.
The gift is intended to assist in the
work of the board throughout tils
country. The educational board is in
tended to help educational institutioi
The gift is in the form of thirty-two
million dollars worth of income hear
ing securites, the largest single prize
ever handed out for educational pur
poses. Mr. Rockefeller's contributions
as the _de- ( 0 work now amount to $43,000,000.
1 it is like- Th,-, general education board apparent
ly was not prepared for this gift,
which was announced simply in this
New York. Feb. 5. 1907.
“General Education Board, 54 Wil
liams street, New York City.
"Gentlemen: My father authorized j
me to sav that on, or before April 1, i
1907, he will give to the general board bciys' dormitory
income bearing securities, the-present j several 'propositi
Terrell met the 1
cus this morning,
and are holding a ceremonial session
tonight at which thirty-five candidates
are being conducted over the hot sands.
The parade this afternoon was a
unique feature of the day, and was
witnessed by a. great crowd in spite of
the inclement weather.
After tlte ceremonial session a ban
quet will be given at the Valdosta Ho
tel and h promises to be the most
brilliant event ever held in this section.
Mr. J. D. McCartney, of Savannah,
will be ton si master, and speeches will
be made as follows: E. A. Cutts. Sa
vannah. "Alee Temple:” R. L. Wylly,
Thomasvllle. "Why We Are Here;'”
Rev. J. A. Smith. Bainbrldge. “Wire-
grass Wanderings;" R. M. Hitch. Sa
vannah, "The Camel;" T. G. Boat
wright, Cordele. "Come With Us;” ]
Rev. A. M. Williams, Valdosta. “The
as you give women to do in this coun
' try would be—what you call it—a
' Monsieur Avenel is making a trip
j around the world, walking, riding, and
j in any way. He left Paris four years
; ago and has been on the road
| since. From Macon he goes to
gusta, thence to Florida and then to
Cuba. In- every city he visits the
Mayor's office and obtains an official
certificate of his having presented
himself. These' certificates cover two
large scrap books, and these are about
the only baggage he carries.
He walked from Atlanta to Macon,
coming in with a fever. He makes
notes of all he sees and tells them to
his countrymen through the columns
of La Petit Parisien. Since the ques
tion of immigration has been agitated
51 ON IN NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7.—The Mardi
e ^ er Gras carnival week began tonight with
Au * the allegorical street parade of Mo-
mus, god of mirth.
The seventeen floats composing the
parade moved through densely packed
streets, and were lighted by thousands
of gas torches with polished reflectors.
The floats represented the places visit
ed by Momus in quest of the fountain
of vouth, and included among them
KILLED Ilf S.1 SENATE
market value of which is about thirty- j am M&nuf
two million dollars, ($32,000,000), one- [ was accepted
third to .be added to the permanent j w. Shiver, a
endowment of the board, two-thirds to I der and copt
be applied to such specific objects j acted In the
within the corporate purposes of the j Umlnary det?
board, as either he or I may from time j (rround for-tb
.. Feb. 7.—Gi-
ii o-ab-ge in .
to academic lv
Valdosta-.’’ John W. Moore. I he iF giving the matter of cotton fields
Waycross. "Wheels;” P. T. Knight, j considerable study.
"The Hot Sands."
Numerous impromptu addresses will
also be made. The out of town mem
bers will return home in the morning.
go there. But the hansom stopped in
front of a dingy looking building in
West Twenty-fourth street and I was
t'dd to get out. My mother had dress
ed me. My skirts were jus: to my J
sW«es then. This was in August, 1901. ]
He was a big and fat and ugly man. :
I remember his meeting us at the head ‘
of three flights of stairs," she con- !
White Looked After Her.
BROKEN TRAIN RUNS
TOGETHER NEAR PELHAM
PELHAM, Ga., Feb. 7.—A wreck oc
curred from running together of a
broker, train on the F. R. & N. E. R. Tt.
th’s af-erao.ct at 3 '’-clock, resulting in
the injury of A. S. Speight, roadmtts-
ipr. .T. R. Bridges. H. C. Davidson,
Geo. Arridge. of Sale City. Mrs. Nor
man, Pelham. None fatally.
'FRISCO OFFICIAL DENIES
REPORT OF RAILROAD DEAL.
NEW ORLEANS. La.. Feb. 7.—B. F.
Yoakum, head of the 'Frisco railroad
system, upon arrival here today, de
nied that there is any truth in the
report that the 'Frisco intends to pur- ■'
Chase the Mobile. Jackson and Kansas j
OFFICE MEN OF SOUTHERN
WANT SALARIES RAISED
ATLANTA. Feb. 7.—It is - reported
here that a movement has practically!
been set on foot among the office and ! SUE BROOKS IS
COLUMBIA, S. C., Feb. 7.—In .be
State Senate tonight the prohibition
bill, was killed, 30 to 10. The anti-
state dispensary bill was taken up and
a test vote showed 23 to 17 in its favor.
The bill was not passed but was held
up for amendments. It has passed the i n r the board
were the "center of the earth” and a I House by two-thirds majority, and will
scene on the sun and the moon. The pass the Senate tomorrow. This means
Knights of Momus accompanying the that State dispensary will be abolished
parade-were all masked. After the pa- and'that there will be prohibition in the
rade there were tableaux, followed by j State. These county’s which now have
the annual ball at the French opera ! dispensaries will be permitted to vote
house, wl-.'rh was participated in by the j whether tlfey want them continued un
masked knights and by: New Orleans j der county control,
society and business leaders.
About 59,000 visitors are in the city.
1 desk men of the Southern Railway
j Company to secure an increase In I
: their salary. Increases have been I
j granted in tbe wages and salaries of j
• nearly every other class of employes I
I except these. There arc some 200 men !
j connected with this part of the work !
I in this district, and they feel that j
; a.ime. consideration should be shown j
i them in view of the prosperous times |
j which have brought increased wages ■
I to every other ciass. but so far noth- [
Ing has been done. Their living ex- I
: pense? have advanced just as rapidly I
; and just as extensively as those of the I
other employes, ar.d they think that
1 just as much should be done for them.
GUILTY OF MURDER
$1,000 TO GEORGIA BUILDING
COLUMBUS. Ga., Feb. 7.—The city
council last night passed for the sec
ond time a resolution appropriating
$1,000 to the fund for a. Georgia build
ing at the Jamestown Exposition.
GAINESVILLE. Ga.. Feb. 7.—Mrs.
Sue Brooks, charged as accessory to
the murder of Jack 'Collins, was to
day found guilty and recommended to
mercy ■ f court. She was sentenced
to imprisonment for life. Her son.
j Foster .Brooks, was last week also con-
I victed of this murder and al=o.seni up
for life. .Motions for new trials have
been nad’- in both cases,
j A mistrial was declared in the case
j of Harry Strickland, the fourteen-year
i old boy- v ho Saturday shot and killed
his brother Newton Strickland.
WANTS COTTON TAX DIVIDED
WASHINGTON, Fob. 7.—Represen-
| tative Spight, of Miss'ssippi. intro-
i duce-d a bill today providing that Secre-
j tary Shaw shall divide the cotton tax
fund among the cotton growing States
'or use in p nsloning Confederate sol-
liers and their widows.
Maher W ill Begin Taking Testimony,
j cause me .Hoone. jacss.’n ana Kansas ! WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Commls-
He gate me presents and niv mother I City railroad. Mr. Yoakum said that ' sioner Maher announced today that
. me go to other parties. Then he ] in about sixty days tie Colorado, I he* -would begin taking testimony in
id mv mother should visit some Southern and Pacific railroad, a ’Fri.-- j ihe Sheriff -Shipp oontemp' case at
ir.Vnd.- in Pittsburg. Sin- said siie ro line, will run into New
could not leave me. He said it would over itj own rails.
Orleans j Chattanooga ai 10 o'clock next Tues-
ROCHESTER, N. Y„ Feb. 7.—Isa
belle FryUhart, the actress, died to
night at 1.30 o’clock.
F, F. Coley Was Found Dead in Bed.
MONTEZUMA, Feb. 7.—R F. Coley,
of this place, sixty-nine years of age.
was found dead in his room Slinday
marning by his colored servant. He
was partially paralyzed three or four
years ago. and had been very feeble
since. He was a Confederate veteran,
having seen ser’ice through; ut the
war with the Eighteenth Georgia reg-
<lmsnt la .Virginia.
time direct, any remainder not so
designated at the death of the sur
vivor to be added also to the perma
nent endowment fund.
“JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.”
Most of the members of the board
were surprised at the announcement
and amazed at the size of tile gift. Dr.
B'uttrick, the secretary, said he did not
know the gift was to be made until
he received the letter. Other members
did not know of the donation until the
letter was read.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., acting for
his father, appeared shortly after the
meeting was called to order, and hand
ed the letter to the secretary. Dr. Wal
lace Butterick. John D. Rockefeller,
Jr., remained throughout the session
Asked if he had any-
thing to add to his letter, he replied
j he did not believe he could add any
thing of importance to it as the letter
Members of the board when asked
what the “specific purposes” referred
to in Mr. Rockefeller’s letter meant,
said *bat U wejs in t it fine of educa
tional wo. k n\] was intended, in their
opinion, to ve Mr. Rockefeller the
right to dixksu- the disposition of the
fund to such institutions, within the
province cf the board, as he may deem
proper. The elder Mr. Rockefeller is
nor a member of the board, but his
son .is a member, and the active di
rection doubtless will come from him.
No Aid to State Colleges.
No gifts from this great fund are in
tended to he given to State educational
institutions. Certain colleges will be
'selected for donations nr endowments,
forming a chain of educational institu
tions- across the continent. It will be
come a question of the survival of the
fittest, it is said, for which i: is claim
ed a .better and higher standard of
education will result. On the maps ir.
the William street office of the Rocke
feller fund the colored pins marking
the institutions will seal the fate of
many a college and work out the des
tiny of others to prosperous ends.
From the income of the original fund
of $11,000,000, conditional subscriptions
hat'e already been made to eighteen
colleges la .Virginia. North Carolina,
for buildings t
those in other
■ $31,000. John
ikewise in ter-
Mings will be
G. GUNEY JORDAN CITES ARGU.
MENT FOR ENCOURAGEMENT
OF IMMIGRATION MOVE
COLUMBUS. Ga.. Feb. 7.—Columbus
has set about in earnest to rais^ $2,000
for the city's adequate representation
in the movement inaugurated by the
Georgia Immigration Association to in-;
crease the white population of the
State. The local association of textile
manufacturers ha.- given Jl.oon to the
fund, the other manufacturers here,
wll be asked to give $500 and the cityj
council has been requested to approi
priate $500 and will probably do so.
Vice-President G. Gunby Jordan and
Director F. B. Gordon of the Georgia
Immigration Association appeared be
fore tho city council last night and
made a strong plea for an appropria
tion for the work. Tn his remarks Mr.
Jordan d that Georgia was being
outstripped by- other Southern States
in the matter' of securing desirabls
immigrants. Of the one and one-
quarter million immigrants who came
to American last year Georgia secured
752. Virginia secured 9.000, and in one
Texas port, alone, in the month of No
vember last. 750 foreigners- entered,
youth Carolina is already being bene
fited by the influx of foreigners of, de
sirable class. Mr. Jordan • illustrated
this with an Incident with which he
chanced to be personally familiar. A-
Columbus man recently went to a town
in South Carolina to assist in the sale
of some farm property in which be was
interested. The, three owners fixed a
good, stiff price for it. and to their
surprise it brought that, with 22 per
cent added, so lively was the bidding.
The Columbus man Investigated and
found that a good many of the for
eigners who have recently coir.e to
South Carolina have settled in that
town, there already heing a German
colony there, and that with the in
crease in population, land values went