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WEATHER FORECAST FOR GEORGIA—OCCASIONAL SHOWERS TUESDAY AND PROBABLY WEDNESDAY; LIGHT TO FRESH SOUTHWEST WINDS. ESTABLISHED IN 1326. MACON, GA., TUESDAY MONDAY, JULY 16, 1907 TWICE-A-WEEK, $1.00 A YEAR. LIQUOR IN LICENSES GENERAL NAMED TAX ACT State Will Go Electric Theaters for Revenue Senate Will Go Slow on Auto Bill v ATLANTA. July 15.—The general 1»x act for 1308 and 1909 was Intro duced in the House this morning by Mr. Wise, of Fayette, chairman of the committee on ways and means. An interesting feature of the bill Is that despite the fact the State prohi bition bill has passed the Senate and Is almost sure to go through the Houfte, this measure us Introduced provide.* for a tax of 1500 on retail an«J $300 on wholesale liquor dealers. The prohjbltlonlsts. began to sit up add take notice when this section was read, for they thought, in view of the practical certainty of State prohibition, this feature would bo eliminated. Rome seemed to look upon this ns a •Straw on which to build hope that the -State prohibition bllf would not pass the House. As a matter of fact, how ever. the bill as Introduced, is practic ally the same as that passed two years ago,- and until any business which if subject to taxation has been Anally eliminated by law, It cannot be Ignored in this bill. i l Another Interesting section of the * new general tax act 13 that in which 1 it la proposed to‘go after the electric theaters which havo recently sprung up in the cities of the State, and many of which aro doing a good business at 5 cents a throw. It is proposed to put upon them a Statb tax of $10 a month ■* or $120 a year. If is estimated, that there are 1.000 of them in 6peratIon in Georgia, and an income of $100,000 a year Is looked for from this source. The Senate State prohibition bill, passed on Saturday, was read for the first time In the House and referred to the committee on temperance, which met at 2:30 this afternoon for the pur- Vone of completing its hearing on this subject. Jt Is expected tho bill will be favorably reported at tomorrow’s session of tho House. On Thuradny evening at 8:80 o’clock tho House and Senate will meet in Joint session in the 1 hall of the House for tho purpose of hearing the address of Dr. A. M. Soule, dean of the State agricultural college at .Athens. His subject will be "Agricultural Educa tion." Of most Interest among tho new bills introduced today, outside of the gen- craLJax act. was a bill bv Mr. Payton of Worth providing for biennial ses- blpps of the General Assembly. This subject has been agitated for some years, and there Is a general belief that biennial sessions would prove wholly sufficient for tho transaction ^*nf the State's business. M The House passed a number of local • bills, including several resolutions pro- Wvtdtng for the payment of private pen- f slons. This brought out tho usual protest from Mr. Hall of Bibb against these private pension resolutions, on the ground that they were unconsti tutional. After hearing Mr. Hull’s remarks regarding them soveral mem bers voted for them, reserving the right to change their votes If they found the constitutional contention of Mr. Hall to be In accordance with their views. Mr. Dykes of Sumter Introduced a hill to create a State board of veteri nary examiners. In accordance with the’recent recommendation of the vet- crlnafy surgeons of Georgia at their convention held In Atlanta. Mr Geer of Miller Introduced a hill to amend tho act creating tho Cuthbcrt dispensary. _ , --, . Mr. McWilliams of Henry Introduced a hill to require yearly Itemized state ments to he made by all county school commissioners. Messrs. Holder ^ and Flanigan of Jackson introduced'a bill to amend the charter of Winder so that the Mayor nnd Council may be empowered to.en act legislation that will prohibit the shipment of liquor to that place Messrs. Walker of Milton and Perry pf Hall introduced a bill to amend the constitution so that nil Confederate veterwjs and their widows shall be entitled to pensions. ' Mr. Wise, of Fayette, introduced the customary bill to provide * levy to raise a sinking fund of $100,000 to pay ofT State bonds as erquired un der the constitution. Mr. Hardeman, of Jefferson, Intro duced a hill to require all railroads operating In Georgia to -become char tered under the laws of this State and to provide for forfeiture of charter in tie event they attempt to remove from the State to the Federal courts After tile I sn - ,d senator Felder, "and I am glad I to note that the Senate has come to its right mind regarding too hasty leg islation. Of course.this bill is not so Important as the State prohibition measure, but I waive that point.” Senator Felder's disfranchisement bill was read for the second time and -.vi.'I come up for passage during the week. .-■•••>• The invitation to attend the corner stone exercises of the ninth district agricultural '**' school at Clarksville Thursday, was amended so as to, grant leaves of absence for the occa sion to any who might desire to at tend. Senator Sikes introduced a bill pro viding that as an additional punish ment for larceny, the value of the property stolen be added to the pun ishment imposed under the misdemea- no'r section of the code. Senator Camp Introduced a bill to abolish the present board of county commissioners of Franklin County, and to create a new board of commission ers of „ roads and revenues for that county. The Senate adiaumed until 11 o’clock tomorrow morning. ^ ment for the purnoso alone of delaying : Its passage. If that"side o£_ihe. cues- j •. tio.i c bring forward a good lead- T LAST ISSUE OF TWICE-A-WEEK. er at this time, and the opponents of j The rural routes which now ramify the whole country makes it easv for the bid could be well organized. I be-i.*. every farmer to take a daily newspaper. The Dailv Telegraph U lieve -they. would have some hope. if. -=- therefore taking, the place of the Twice-a-Week all over the State. As jl a conse Quenee the Twice-a-Week is no longer profitable to us, while the dally is prospering more than it ever has. From . this date, therefore. The-Twice-a-rWeek will cease to be pub lished. Those who have paid in advance will be furnished with the Sunday issue, or if they prefer we will return the money. . The Sunday Telegraph is a 16 to .24 page illustrated newspaper, and is worth more for news and magazine matter than the Tw’ice-a-Week ever was. Those who desire a weekly can get the Sunday at $1.00 a vear. C. R. PENDLETON, Editor and Proprietor. | not of defeating the measure, at least ' of. securing a valuable’'compromise.” j T T Water Reached 23 Feet. ALANTA, July 15.—At 11.45 o’clock this morning the water in the Atlanta waterworks reservoir reached a height above 23 Jeet and was promptly turn ed into ’ the filters' This increased height was due to fhe extra pressure put in the pump at the river station. The water, it is ?CTe<f will begin to get clearer within a very few hours,' and by tomorrow afternoon or Wednes day morning at latest, it Is expected to have it fully cleared up. With the elimination of the waste that has been going on for months tt is stated that when clear water is once secured there will be no trouble In keeping it so until all necessary improvements have been made. Her>r,*n Shuptrine Appointed. ATLANTA. July 15.—Herman Shnp- . -i- trine, or Savannah, vvns today appoint- j ed by Governor Smith as a member of i 2 the-State Board of Pharmacy for a 1 .j. term of five years from November 1. a- next, to succeed J. G. Dodson, of{ -J- Americus, whose term expires at. that time. - • " • • 150 GREEKS AT ROANOKE Invoke u. $. protection Reuben Arnold Honored. ATLANTA, July 15.—Governor Smith today appointed Reuben R. Arn old, of Atlanta, as a member of the national commission on the uniformity of State laws. Mr. Arnold was ap pointed to represent the State of Geor gia on this commission whose mem bers are appointed by the Governors of the various States to discuss and recommend changes, in the laws which will bring about a nearer state of uni formity. Governor Swanson, Assured Government Tliey Would Be Protected Governor Will Not Speak on Immi gration. * ATLANTA, July 15.—Representative Tift, of Dougherty, did not today withdraw his resolution offered in the House last Thursday, inviting Govern or Hoke Smith to address the General Assembly on the subject of immigra tion. but the matter was not pressed and Representative Martin, of Elbert, stated that it would be withdrawn. ..It is definitely assured, however, that Governor Smith will not address the Legislature on the subject of immigra tion at this time. Ducktown Fumes. ATLANTA, July 15.—W. H. Shippen, and a large delegation of business men from Fannin and Gilmer counties are in Atlanta with a view to urging tha. Legislature not to pass any resolution which will give the big copper confpa* nies at Ducktown and Isabella, Tenn., further time than that allowed under the decision of the United States Su preme Court for making the necessary changes to prevent any further de struction to forests and vegetation in that section as the result of the dis semination of sulphur fumes from their copper smelting plants. It is said the copper companies have secur ed the signatures of 6,000 persons liv ing In North Georgia to a petition urging the General Assembly to grant an extension of time. Mr. Shippen charges that manyof these signatures were secured through misrepresenta tion as many of the people who signed could not read or write. If the exten sion of time is granted indefinitely as has been asked by the copper compa nies. it is stated it will result in ex tensive damage to that section of tho State. BATTLESHIP GEORGIA WAS CHRISTENED WITH BLOOD Six Men Killed and 15 In jured by Explosion at Practice . Terrible Suffering of Some of Victims Railroad Chartered. ATLANTA, July 15.—The OciHa Finebloom and Valdosta Railroad Com pany, with a capital stock of $200,000 was granted a charter today by Secre tary of State Philip Cook. The princi pal office of the new railroad com pany will be at Pinebloom. Beginning at OciHa it will run through Trwin. Coifed. Clinch, Berrien and Lowndes counties to Valdosta. B. B. Gray. J L. Cochran, J. B. O’Berry and others all of .Coffee. County, are the incorpor ators-of the-new road. Secretary Cook today also granted an amendment to the charter of the •Batik of Waycross Under which It is T-orroif‘e.1 to iqcri*s capital stock from $50,000 to $150,000. Ministers Discuss Prohibition. ATLANTA, July 15.—At tho moet- ing of the Baptist ministers this morning the principal subject of dis cussion was the matter of ' encourag ing those now engaged in the liquor business to enter Into some construc tive business after the passage of the State prohibition bill. The question of the enforcement of the law in At lanta and other cities of the State was also discussed. It was unanimously decided that there ought to be ward organizations in Atlanta charged with the duty of seeing to it that State pro hibition Is emphatically enforced. Steps- In this direction have . already been taken. Want Joe Hall to Lead. ATLANTA. July 15.—In spite of the general belief that the House stands' ready to pass the State prohibition bil by an overwhelming majority, there are still those, among them some mem bers of the House, who believe in tho possibility- of a compromise. Two propositions along this line will be urged when the measure comes to an issue in the House. One of these will propose to postpone the enforcement of the law until January 1, 1909, and the other to permit the sale of liquor in sealed packages in the cities, but with .strict prohibition against its be ing shipped Into any of the dry coun ties of the State. Whether there is any hope from the local optionfs! standpoint along either of these lines remains to be seen. "What is most needed now," said a member of the House this morning. I “Is a leader There arc one or two I men In the House who could well tak< BOSTON, July 15.—By the explosion of a case of powder in the hands of a gunner in the after superimposed tur ret of the battleship Georgia in Massa chusetts Bay today! six men were kill ed.and 15 Injured. No one of the per sons in the turrent escaped injury. The dead: William J. Thatcher, chief turret captain, Wilmington, Del. Faulkner Goldthwaite. midshipman, Kentucky. „ • W. J. Burke, ordinary seaman, Quincy, Mass. ■ G. G. Hamilton, ordinary seaman, Newport, R. I. Geo. E. Miller, ordinary seam Brooklyn, N.-Y. Injured: ‘ — ’. . Lieut. Caspar. Goodrich, New York. Midshipman J. T. Cruse, Nebraska. Frank Schlapp. North Adams, Mass., boatswain’s mate, second class. Charles Hassell, New York, gunner’s mate, first class. • Or.ley Taglan'd, Richford, Minn., chief yoeman. ' William S. Pair, ordinary seaman, Brooklyn, N. Y. . . • S. L. Rosenberger, ordinary seaman, Philadelphia. . > ■ Edward J. Walsh, ordinary seaman, Lynn, Mass. CORDELE. Ga., July 15.—One of the Jo;in °- Mallick, ordinary seaman, most unusual sensations occurred in Cleveland, _Ohio.- Crisp Superior Court room this morn-4 n “T “Ush, ordinary seaman, New NEGRO INDICTED FOR MURDER I HE CURSED SHERIFF AND JUDGE AND ACTED LIKE A CRAZY MAN. ing at 11 o’clock, when Charlie Brown, alias Tukes, was arraigned for the murder of Frank Kelly. The" Brown negro murdered- the Kelly negro last May a few miles from Cordele and escaped; but was captured a few days ago by Deputy Sheriff John Dorman and placed in jail . The grand-jury re turned Indictment within a few min utes after its organization. Defen dant’s kins peoplo had retained Attor neys Joe Geiter and W. H, Dorris, of the local bar, -for the defense. For the past few days the negro has been apparently crazy, tearing his clothing from him and mutilating all property in reach of him. He has fought the officers and cursed them bitterly for the past three days. When brought, into the court room this morning three deputies were required to handle the negro. He cursed Sheriff Sheppard boisterously and applied the vilest of epithets to those within the sound of his voice. Hon. U. V. Whipple, pre siding judge, called upon the prisoner to keep quief. calling him- by name, but the negro cursed the judge loudly, using the bitterest of oaths. Tljc prisoner stated that he knew he. was going to *be killed and he wanted the officers to;’kill him outright and • at once. Cursing the judge he claimed: Kill me, kill me now, why do you put It off any longer. I have killed ten already, and don’t care who knows it.” The negro by tills time had worked himself into such a frenzy that it be came necessary to have him bound. The presiding judge ordered the Sher iff to see that no harm came to the prisoneri but that he be . bound and carried back to jail. Court adjourned until 2. o'clock. Another remarkable feature in the case, is the fact that Col. W. H. Dorris asked the court to strike his name from the docket Attorney Geiter also had his name stricken off. It is generally believed that the negro is sane and is only working this ruse to Interpose the plea of insanity. York. L. O. MeC-se, ordinary seaman, Berea, Ohio.. H. L. Gilbert, ordinary seaman, Southwick, Mass. John A. ’ Fone, ordinary seaman, Trenton, N. J. ■ Charles L. Eich, ordinary seaman,’ Frankfort, Ind. Three of the injured,' Lieutenant Goodrich and Seamen Pair and Walsh, were in a very critical condition when brought into the hospital and it was announced that their injuries were probably fatal. Lieutenant Goodrich has undoubtedly lost the sight of ‘both eyes and is terribly burned. Lieuten ant Goodrich and Seaman Mallick jumped overboard, immediately after the explosion, with apparent motive of ending the terrible suffering from their burns. Both of the desperate men were quickly rescued by uninsured comrades. The accident ■ happened while * the battleship was several miles off Pro- vincetown and the men were engaged in. target, practice, together with other vessels of the battleship squadron of the Atlantic fleet. The powder had just been taken from the.ammunition hoist to load an eight inch gun. It was seen to be burning and in an instant it ex-' ploded in the very face of the loader of the gun. No damage was done to the vessel, as the powder was not con- , fined, and early this evening, under or- i Governor Will See To It Personally Swanson Instructs Mayor. RICHMOND, July 15.—Governor Swanson today communioated by long distance telephone with Mayor Joel L. Cutchln, of Roanqke, to'inquire as to the present state of affairs in that city after Saturday night’s rioting. Mayor Cutchin reported all quiet. The Gov ernor instructed the Mayor that should rioting begin again and there was any need 6f State aid to telegraph at* once. Ho said that peace must be kept and that the State would bo prepared to enforce it. NEW YORK. July 15—1. C. Maxi- mos, acting counsel of Greece at New York, today made representations ,t- Secretary of State Root, at Washing ton, protesting against the action of the mob. at Roanoke' Va., on Satur day night, when several Greek restau rants-and places of business were wrecked during the progress of a riot, and asking that the Greeks be given the fullest possible protection of the law. A telegram was received at the consulate here today* faoth Rohnoke signed by' 160 Greeks, appealing for protection against a mob of rioters. The Greeks telegraphed that the Roanoke police were unable : to cope with the situation- and afford them protection from - the rioters. > State Department Active. WASHINGTON, July 15.—The State Department today received a telegram from Acting Greek Consul General Maximos. at New. York, transmitting a report of the rioting at Roanoke, Va., Saturday night, involving an attack upon nine Greek business places .there and invoking the protection of the State. Department..- The message was Immediately transmitted by the State Department to Governor Swanson at Richmond, with the request for a report on the subject. The Governor’s reply reached the department at the closing hour and was of a most reassuring ders from Washington, the ; Georgia J character. He expresses full confi- sailed 'back for the target grounds off Provincetown. How . the powder be came Ignited is not yet known, but the theory held at the navy yard is that it was set off by a sparlcfrom the smoke stack of the warship. Immediately after the accident the Georgia headed for the Charlestown navy yard. There the dead and injurede were taken ashore, the wounded 'being conveyed to the naval hospital at Chelsea. The Georgia is one of the battleships of the second division of the Atlantic fleet which has been at target practice off Princetown for the last two weeks. Georgia is one of the newest battle ships in the navy, having been in com mission ..only about ten months. She is commanded by Richard McRea Continued on Page Two GOV. SMITH WILL BEGIN M WITH $750,000 DEFICIT denee in the ability of tho Roanoke municipal: authorities to maintain or der and promises that, in any event, he, himself, will* loo it after the safety of the Greeks in that city.' He promises to make a detailed report to the State Department as soon as 'he can secure the information which he is now seeking. FOUR MEN WILL BE TRIED FOR RIOTING IN ROANOKE, VA. —-ROANOKE, Va., July 15.—There have been no further arrests of alleged members of the mob which Saturday- night wrecked all the Greek restau rants and shoe shine parlors. Four men arrested Saturday nightmare still In jail. The case has been set for trial on Thursday of this week. Judge John W. Woods, of the Corporation Court, ■-today ordered a special grand Jury which will meet tomorrow to hear evidence and investigate the affair thoroughly. The penalty in this State for rioting, or damaging a building, is from two to five years in the peniten tiary. Both branches of the City Council .will meet in extraordinary ses sion tomorrow night for the purpose of considering what course to take in the matter. Last night the Creek col ony-, numbering more than a hundred people, stayed together in a large room over one of the wrecked restaurants on Jefferson street, but they were nor molested. Today the proprietors of the restaurants said their employes have gone about the streets without hind rance. None of the placfes. have been re-opeped. It was said today that an attache of the Greek consulate.at New York would arrive this af.ternoon to look into the situation, but that per sonage has not yet come. Last night the entire police force and the chain-, gang guards were kept on duty- until a late hour as a precaution, but nothing unusual transpired. James D. Johnson, attorney for tho Greeks, tonight stated that all the restaurants will re-open for business tomorrow with tho exception of the one in which the trouble started. The proprietor of this one has left town. ROOSEVELTS LETTER TO YOUNG RIFLE SHOOTER CRAZY NEGRESS SHOT HER HUSBAND WHILE HE WAS ASLEEP k' • o r o 5nvclYpr) 1 nit'll in uie nuuM 1 w no unmi wei, laK'! any ^cause ii ‘ * ‘ ’ I the leadership on the local option side , . _. . Miin-or In +hel°f th ? question, and perhaps with tell- Palder Finds Change.of Humor in the Jnff but thej> do n<}t seem fn _ 'f \ v T v Tnlv 15—\n effort was c,ined t0 do !t - For instance, there is Wider to *et W* MU H®”* Bibb. who. I upder- Ecgutattng the speed of automobiles on!?*®"* will vote agalnsrthe State pro- thA Canute todav but hlbltion bill, but his friends tell me its ron^erted to let will not organise any working ft e go ov^r in deference to" the request]*»«* a ^ ain J st it and that lie will not of President Akin, who called Senator take P a rt in any filibustering move- Camp to the chair In order that he j = ■ might take the floor. is?: JURY COMPLETED IN know that the rights of the country! (T people have been violated all over the Btat^ by reckless automobilists, but if the‘Senator from the 22nd will agree. *.to hnvn this mpflsurp ert over* until Tuesday so that 100 copies of if may be printed for-the use of the members of the House." "I am agreeable to such direction. inn 1IILLS TO (LOSE EOS HAHXCILLE. La.. July 15.—The Jury which will try three-men and a woman for the murder of little Walter Lamana. was completed today. Many talesmen were excused because they objected to bringing in a verdict which might mean the hanging of Mrs. Cam- pisciano. the woman pr'soner. Owing to the fact that this u-ial is expected as far as possible to furnish an ex ample-which will check Italian olack- mailing. great care wa* 'exeraised to secure the most intelligent class of- jurymen. Seven .of them are* planters. VTLANTIC BEACH. Fla., July 15,— The trial will open at 11 ojeiock to- Bv • vote of 27 to 7 the Georgia and morrow. Florida Saw Mill Association today | The prisoners were kept ?n the local ,vi.iod to shut down all saw miils;Jail tonight without any extra gtfards. ,,xvn. <1 or operated by members of the They appear to be in absolutely no • -'i- Htlon. for one month, beginning; danger of violence from mobs. There ■\ugtist J. i are sis prisoners This action was taken on account of Frank Gebbia and his sister. Xicoli- ’liig that the high prices paid V> same murder, having been brought there for timber lands ana the prices j here as witnesses. Tony Costa, who roce'ved for their output causes them i attempted suicide in New Orleans last to operate at a loss. They will on- ; night, although uninjured. looked very deavor to secure similar action fc IT REV. JAMES A. DREWRY COMMITTEE FULLY INVESTIGAT ED CHARGES MADE BY MRS LOUISE CASTINO, OF BOSTON, Reuben Arnold Says Prohi bition Will Cripple His Administration, House Committee Concludes Hearing ATLANTA, Ga., July 15.—The House temperance committee pratclcally con cluded its hearing on the State prohi bition bill today. It was>in session for three hours this afternoon, during which D. G. Fogarty, of Augusta; Reu ben Arnol’d and Morris Brandon, of Atlanta, spoke against the passage Pi. the bill, while Walker Dunson. Judge George Hillyer, E. C. Callaway, H. Y. McCord,' R. A. Broyles, Dr. John E. White and John -Temple Graves spoke in f'/vor of the bill’s passage. • The feature of the session was the statement made-in the speech of Reu ben Arnold that the passage of the State prohibition bill would, seriously cripple the administration of Governor Hoke Smith.'for if it passed the ad ministration will begin the new year, he stated, with a deficit of three-quar ters of a million dollars in the treas ury. The other arguments were along the well-known lines heretofore out lined. Chairman Seaborn Wright, of the committee, prevented any-applause or cheering during the meeting by timely warning at the beginning. The House galleries were crowded, as was the floor, of the House, and there was plenty of prohibition enthusiasm ready to burst forth at the slightest provo cation. The committee adjourned to meet at noon tomorrow. It is conceded that the committee will report the bill favorably to the House, but it is re ported there will be some filibustering to prevent its immediate passage. By unanimous vote the House com mittee on military affairs this after noon made a favorable report on tho bill to increase the-salary’ of the Adjur tant General from $2,000 to $3,000. K. of P. Insurance. As the result of the proposed re moval of the insurance .department of the Knights of Pythias from Chicago there is much talk of its coming to Atlanta the only other cities under consideration being Indianapolis and Washington The department emplaVs about seventv-five men and handles about $2,000,000 annually. GRIFFIN. Ga., July 15— Joe Rucker, a negro farmer, was killed by his wife, who is crazy,’ about 1 o’clock Monday morning; ' Rucker was in his house asleep and several neighbors were watching the’crazy woman, who ask ed them to .leave the room a moment. They compiled with her .request- amt while alone the negress secured a shot gun and shot Rucker, while he slept. She was brought to Griffin and 1 lodged in jail pending a trial for lunacy. HO MO KILLED 3 CARS DERAILED SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR TELEGRAPH OPERATORS’ CASE. WASHINGTON. D. C-. JuIjr 15.—The appeal of the Order of Railway Teleg raphers vs. the Louisville and Nash ville Railroad Company was docketed today in the Supreme Court of the United States. The suit was brought by the telegraphers to secure 351 in junction "tinder the Erdfnan act, which prohibits corporations from discrimi nating against labor organizations. They charge the railroad company with preventing their agents from se- _ curing interviews with the railroad prices of lumber, the mill men I na. who will be tried next week, for the I operators and with threatening to di3- ■ — • -• ’ ’ ’ —■— —“ ’—’ —— 1— — w ’ charge such of them as join the union, and this course they assert is a viola tion of the law. The decision in the _ _ Circuit Court for the Western District vui w II much like an insane man when he ap- ! of Kentucky .was against the tMegra- th'''' yeHow'pine lumber .associations' '•eared in "ourt :<xlav. His eyes were I phers on the ground of the vagueness ATLANTA, Ga.. .July 15.—The Shi loh Baptist church of Monroe county has just completed an investigation of the alleged breach of promise charge against Rev. James A. Drewry, of Grif fin, who serves that church, brought bj- Mrs. Louise Castino, of Boston. The Teport of the committee, S. H. Zellner. C. O. Goodwin and B. H. Man or completely exonerates Rev. Mr. Drewry, and said that the charges were an effort to blackmail him. pure and simple. His conduct in the mat ter is pronounced exemplary- The church criticises the Constitu tion for publishing the charges made by Mrs. Castino. AUGUSTA. Ga., July 15.—It is re ported iri both Tennille and Sanders- ville, according to long dista'nce mes sages to the Chronicle, that Dennis Bouyer, the negro who killed Con ductor Mason, was located at thte John Mays place, a mile and a half from Chalkor. and riddled with bullets. It Is said his # body contained four bullets, the number of shots fired by Capt. Mason, and that he -was in an almost dying eondtiion. The marshal of Tennille states that he cannot confirm the report of the lynching, but knows two posses were on either side of the Mays place searching for the negro at 7:30 o’clock. TWO NEGROES UNDER ARREST IMPLICATED IN DIXON MURDER. AMERICUS.' Ga.. July 15.—Two deaths haye resulted from the tragedy at La Cross Saturday night and two negroes are tonight in jail at Ellaville. charged with the murder of young Thomas Dixon. From later reports concerning the tragedy, it seems that several young white men. including Thomas Dixon, went to a house where negroes were having a festival. Trouble ensued and Thomas Dixon was killed. 6ut not before one of the negroes Roy Baisden. was fatally shot, dying this morning.’ OKLAHOMA ELECTION CALLED FOR SEPT. 7. In the Southwest wild and he talked as if dazed. (of the charge. GUTHRIE. Okla., July 15.—The con vention today adopted the election ordinance calling the State election for Sept. 7. when States officers as well as the constitution will be voted upon. Governor Frantz will issue an election proclamation at an early date. WASHINGTON, July*15—As the re sult of thjj»defailment of three cars of a northbound passenger train on the Southern Railway at Jamestown, N. C., near Greensboro today, all persons, mostly employes of the railroad, -were injured. According to an official statement issued by the railroad here tonight the derailment was due to “trucks buckling under the dining car.” Among the injured are: Francis N. Bl^wett, a passenger. Brooklyn, N. Y.; E. Torrey, superin tendent of telegraph, Mobile and Ohio Railroad, Jackson, Tenn.; E. W. Moore, superintendent Mobile and Ohio Rail road, Murphysboro, Ill., and W. L. Pierce, assistant superintendent South ern Railway, Strasburg. Va. The others, all trainmen, sustained minor bruises. With the exception of Pullman Con ductor F. C. Taylor, of Jacksonville, and dining car conductor, F. E. Perry, of Charlotte, N. C., the injured were taken to Greensboro where they are being cared for by the Southern Rail way Company’s physician. The train was running about thirty- five miles an hour when the dining car, a Pullman car and a Mobile and Ohio Railroad car was derailed. The train was delayed an hour. REAL REASON WHY DREYFUS RESIGNED PARIS, July 15.—The Patrie today says the real reason for the recent resignation from the army of Major Alfred Dreyfus, the former captain of artillery, who was sentenced, on a charge of treason, to Imprisonment on Devil’s Island, was because General PIcquart, the Minister of War, refused to give him the rank^of lieutenant-col onel. According to’ this newspaper Dreyfus thought that in addition to re- cehdng back pay for the years he spent on Devil’s Island and the deco ration of an officer of the Legion of Honor, he should be promoted to the rank he would have held had he cpn- tinued to serve in the army. General PIcquart thought it would be impolitic to re-open the entire affair by making this promotion, and therefore Dreyfus resigned. Dreyfus has not as yet issued any statement. SPEAKER CANNON HAS NO FEAR OF-WAR WITH JAPAN. President Gives Hearty Ap proval of Public School . Rifle Practice I Would Be Benefit. In Event of War MILWAUKEE-, Wis.. July 15.— Speaker Cannon, of tho House of Rep resentatives, passed through, here to day en route to Cononomowoc on a pleasure trip. In regard to the Jap anese situation Mr. Cannon said: “The United States will never, in my judgment, give Japan or any other nation on earth, just cause for war, and I have no fear that Japan or any other nation in sight will give us any just cause for war with it” ‘ SEVEN PEOPLE HURT WHEN CAR COLLIDED WITH POLE. NIGHT RIDERS GAVE ROUGH DEAL TO J. W. BAREFIELD. HOPKINSVILLE, Ky., July 15.— News reached here today that a band of between thirty and forty “night riders” visited the farm of J. W. Barefield in Trigg county Saturday at midnight, fired a number of shots at the house and took Mr. Barefield into the woods, where it is reported he was roughly dealt with. Barefield is a strong unassociation man and has been- warned to join or suffer the con sequences. Some time ago his tobacco was taken from the barns and thrown into a pond. CHICOGA. July 15.-*Seven people were injured today ,ono fatally, when a street car jumped the track at Nine ty-seventh street and collided with a telegraph pole. All of the; passengers were thrown to the floor and bruised and cut by flying glass. James Mc Cormick will die. RAID ON POKER GAME PLAYED IN GREENWOOD. GRIFFIN, Ga.. July 15.—John W. Allen, Ode Crowder, Ben Miller, Walter McGhee, Drew Goins and George Phelt- man, as the result of a Sunday morn ing game of poker played in the woods of West Griffin, are under bond to ap pear at the June term of the City Court and explain the. game ttf Judge E. A. Hammond. Excitement was high pitch at on show-down of the game during which Preston Upshaw- shot Pheltman in the -hip, inflicting a severe flesh wound. The flight of Upshaw prevented his arrest, in which, he was accompanied by other partici-< pants in the exercises. JOHN MARKS FIRED FIVE SHOTS AT HIS WIFE^ MIAMI Fla., July 15.—John Marks, a restauranteur, shot and seriously wounded his wife this evening. ’ He fired five shots at her. but only one took effect, loding in the right shoul der. Marks was arrested. Jealousy is said to have caused the trouble. OYSTER BAY, N. Y„ July 15.— President Roosevelt has put his hearty approval on^ public school rifle prac tice. In a letter of congratulation to Ambrose Scharfenberg, of Brooklyn, winner of the shooting trophy of the Public School Athletic League, he . takes occasion, to' encourage the sys- . ’ tern of rifle practice inaugurated by Generai George*B. '\Ving5-te, rfticed./ That the letter fo young Scharfenberg % may have, as far reaching influence as possible, it was made public at the President’s direction today. It is as follows: . • ■ "Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 13, 19£)7. “My Dear Young Friend: I heartily congratulate you upon being declared by the Public B c hool Athletic League to stand first in rifle shooting among all the boys of the high scho.ols of New York city who have tried during the last year. I am glad to see how well you have done in all the competitions <<- in which you shot during, the year, alike in the Whitney-trophy competi tion; the individual match shoot at Creedmor and inter-scholastic' match. Many,a grown man who regards him- i> self as a crack rifle shot would be proud of such a score. “Youf skill is a credit to you, and also to your principal, your teapher.s and to all connected with the manual training school which you attend, and I congratulate them all. Practice in rifle shooting is of value in develop ing not only muscles, hut - nerves, steadiness and judgment unaer excitfe*.** ment. It is therefore of 'valvfbto every man throughout. life. • * "The Public School Athletic League has done fine work for the city and for the country in introducing and promoting athletics and a love for manly sports in the public schools of New York, especially as the leagfie most wisely allows no one to compete who is not up to the passing mark both in studies and deportment. I am especially glad of what it has done in . establishing’instruction in rifle shoot ing. The United States has a very small standing army. In time of war it must depend for defense upon hasty levies of volunteers and it is a prime • necessity that the volunteer should already know how to shoot if he is to be of value as a soldier. In no mod- * ern war wcrtild it be possible effectively *» to train men to shoot during the brief 7 period of preparation before the army takes the field. In consequence, the training must come ip advance, and the graduates from our schools and colleges should be thus trained so as to be good shots with the military, . rifle. When so trained they constitute a great addition to our national strength and great assurance for the peace.,of the country.” PRESIDENT WINCHELL SAYS ' ROCK ISLAND PUT OF POLITICS. DES MOINES, la., July 15.—At a luncheon tendered him today by J)es Moines business men. President Wln- chell, of the Rock Island railroad, said that the Rock Island 13 out of politlca and will do away with its, lobbies and lobbyists both in the State Legislatures and the national Congress. John Sebastian, general traffic man ager of the same road, who was en tertained with President TTinchell, said that the Rock Island will not reduce its passenger Service on account of th . two cent rate iaws, but has and w™ 0 ' improve It further. *1 « \ *»*• ' S *4