GEORGIA’S LEADING WEEKLY
CHECKS ARE NOW
READY FOR THE
Atlanta, Ga.—Final settlement
checks, amounting to approximately
$ 1,250,000, are being mailed to
members of the Georgia Cotton
Growers’ Cooperative association on
the more thftn TO,OOO bales of cot
ton delivered during the past season.
Final distribution to members will
be completed withn a few days when
the association will have finished
its year’s business, which was in ex
cess oi $10,000,000.
The cotton cooperatives handed
more than. 76 pools during the past
season and each member has been
settled with according to the price
received for the particular pool or
pools in which his cotton was placed.
All pools are- determined by the
grade, staple and character of the
cotton. The average price received
for the pools ranged as high as 35.95
per pound for the season, ana the
average price reecived for the en
tire amount of cotton delivered tp
the association by its: members, in
cluding all grades and staples, was
in excess of» 30c per pound. Not
withstanding that due to a higher
valuaton of cotton during the post
season which meant a greater ex
penditure for insurance and inter
est, even at fixed rates, the asso
ciation’s records, is was ponted out,
sho\y that 1.55 c per pound, the to
tal cost of handling the,cotton this
season, is slightly less than the cost
of handling the first year. The ex
pense per pound deducted from the
pool price on each pool will give the
member the net amount received for
his cotton in one or more pools, as
the case may be, in which it was
placed during the season.
A substantial decrease in expens
es was made n storage charges paid,
as the records of cooperatives show
that direct storage charges paid to
compresses etc., were F9c per bale
less than they were for the first
The association' handled 25 per
cent* more cotton during the past
sehson than it did for the first year,
even though cotton production for
1923 was 25 per cent less in Geor
gia than it was in 1922. Officials of
the association point out that this is
especially noteworthy for the fact
that more than one-half of the mem
bers of the association live in sec
tions of the state that produced only
25 to 40 per cent as much cotton in
1923 as in 1922.
MRS. L. E. COOK
0 DIES AT HOME
Mrs. L. E. Cook, wife of Rev. D.
W. Cook, died at the home four
miles from Lawrenceville on the old
Dacula road Tuesday after suffer
ing a stroke of paralysis Monday.
Mrs. Cook was one of the county’s
most beloved women and will be sad
ly missed. Her interest in church
work was manifested up to the time
of her death.
She was 66 years of age and had
been twice married, her first , hus
band, Rev. J. H. Fowler, on* of the
best known ministers of his day, dy
ing several years ago. Again marry
ing a mniister, Rev. D. W. Cook, she
-was his aid and guide throughout
the rest of her life.
Mrs. Cook was the daughter of
the late Mr. Jack Dunnagan, of Hall
county, and beside her husband is
survived by numerous nieces, ne
phews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted
atMartins Chapel, near her home,
Saturday morning at 11 o’clock,
Rev. K. H. Robb, of Epworth, Ga.,
in charge, and interment will also
MRS. MOLLIE RUSSELL
DIED HERE SATURDAY
Mrs. Mollie Russell, aged 88, died
at the home of her son, Mr. Iverson
Russell, on McDaniel street, Satur
day "after alingering illness.
She is also survived by twp daugh
ters, Mrs. Bill McGee, of Duluth, and
Mrs. Nathan King, of this city.
Funeral and interment were held
at Prospect church Monday, Rev. L.
E. Smith conducting.
SUNDAY, AUG. 10, 1924.
10::30. Sunday school.
11:30. Morning worship, sermon
7:45. The Epworth League.
8:80. Evening service, special
A cordial invitation extended to
sll for these services.
' SEND US YOUR JOB WORK
ELDERS QUITS THE
Atlanta, Ga., August 2.—Herschel
H. Elders, of Reidsville, Ga., on Sat
urday formally retired from the gov
ernorship race. Mr. Elders’ retire
ment was made known when he ad
dressed a letter to Mrs. Bessie An
derson, secretary of the state demo
cratic executive committee, in which
he formally announced his determina
tion not to be a candidate in the fall
election and asked that his name be
stricken from the official list of en
tries of candidates for the governor
ship in, the primary election to be
held on September 10. His action
leaves the field clear for Governor
Walker, who is seeking reelection.
In a statement given out by Mr.
Elders Saturday night, he asserts
that his only reason for withdrawing
is that he has become convinced that
he cannot be elected. He states that
he has received more than 10,000 let
ters from every section in Georgia, in
which he has been told that, while he
had the best platform ever offered
the people, he could not be elected.
“If my supporters have no hope,” he
says, “then in sorrow I quit.”
Mr. Elders charges that Georgia is
in the control , of trading politicians
and wealthy tax dodgers and refers to
his efforts in the legislature in 1923
to enact tax reform measures, stat
ing that he will be a candidate for
the gubernatorial seat in 1926 unless
the next legislature “does for Geor
gia what it should.” He adds:
“I call upon my people to elect a
house and senate next September
that will redeem Georgia from the
“I grieve for'my state because of
the lack of interest of her common
people in public questions. Go to
school, study, think, hope, pray and
fight for a better day.”
When informed of the announce
ment of the withdrawal of Hon. H.
H. Elders from the Governor’s race,
Governor Walker gave to the press
the following statement:
“I untrue to every wor
thy sentiment if I were not grati
fied and humbled by the practically
unanimous endorsement of my ef
forts by the people of the state, ear.
rying with it a new call to service
for a term now approximating three
years. It is gratifying that during
my administration there has been
aroused such a general recognition
of the vast ness -of the undeveloped.
resources of the state and such uni-!
versal impulse toward its progress
ive development along all education
al, agricultural and industrial lines
that practically all old political fac
tional lines have been obliterated.
My only ambition is to have a hum
ble part in crystallizing this impulse
through cordial cooperation of the
press, through the. women of . the.
state and the people generally, into
a great progressive program for bet
ter schools, better roads, and better
health. I take this occasion to re
mind the people that this program,
however worthy, cannot and will not
be realized so long as invisible prop
erty, comprising one-half of the
taxable values of the state, is bear
ing no part of the burdens neces
sarily incident to progressive devel
“I further remind tßem that what
ever may be the impulse of the peo.
pie it will be fruitless if the uirisla
tore they elect are not only patri
otic in their purpose but progress
ive in their vision. I send grateful
greeting to the most royal friends
who «ver blessed a public servant.
To these greetings ’I add an earnest
personal appeal that they make their
loyalty complete by joining vigor
ously In representatives
and senators on this September 10th
who win cooperate with the admin
istration .in its efforts to . secure a
fair distribution of the burdens of
government by placing a just share
of taxation on the owners of intan
gible property thus laying the foun
dation for the building of a Great
er Georgia. To this end I here and
now dedicate my every thought and
effort for the next three years and
I earnestly beg the full coopt rat on
of press and people.”
GUNTER AND MAFFETT
FAMILIES HOLD REUNION
The annual reunion of the Gunter
and Maffett families was held at
Rock Springs church, seven miles
from LawrencevHle on the Buford
For several years the descendants
of the late J. B. Gunter and J. R.
Maffett, deceased, have met on the
first Sunday in August at this
church. One of the features of the
reunion this year was the sermon
delivered by Rev. Posey, pastor at
A delightful dinner was spread
under the trees and over a hundred
persons thoroughly eujoyde the day.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1924.
GEORGIA LEADS IN
For the six-year period from July
1, 1917, to July 1, 1923, Georgia has
constructed a greater mileage of fed
eral aid highways than other south
ern states, and only four states in
the union have exceeded Georgia in
this respect, according to figures
taken from a report of the bureau of
public roads, of Washington, D. C.,
recently made public in Public Roads,
a journal of highway research pub
lished by the U. S. department of
During the six-year period Georgia,
with the federal aid money she has
received, has constructed a total of
925 miles of highway. The cost of
this work was $13,960,499.47, of
which $6,363,703.60 was federal
This • comparison of mileage of
roads completed through federal aid
funds shows that the southern states,
neighboring Georgia, completed dur
ing the six-year period, the following:
Georgia,-925 miles; North Carolina,
826 miles; Alabama, 363 miles; South
.Carolina, 656 miles; Tennessee, 112
miles; Florida, 15 miles.
The four states which exceeded the
of Georgia mileage were as fol
lows: lowa, 1,069 miles; Minnesota,
1,814 miles; Texas, 2,259 miles, and
Wisconsin, 1,677 miles.
During the year from July 1, 1923,
to July 1, 1924, Georgia constructed
288 miles of federal aid roads. This
was greater than any neighboring
state. The record of construction
shows as follows: Alabama, 96
miles; Florida, 33 miles; North Caro
lina, 57 miles; South Carolina, 269
miles, and Tennessee, 147 miles.
Eight states exceeded the Georgia
mileage during the year, as fellows;
lowa, 623 miles; Minnesota, 398
miles; Missouri, 437 miles; Nebraska,
964 miles; North Dakota, 795 miles;
Ohio, 299 miles; South Dakota, 455
miles, and Texas, 863 miles.
The program for Georgia for the
present year, ending July 1, 1925, is
the biggest the state has ever seen,
according to John N. Holder, chair
man of the state highwhay board,
and it is probable that the compara
tive federal aid mileage record will
be still more favorable to this state
for this year.
The complete record of the differ
ent southern states, giving the
amount of federal aid mileage com
pleted and the cost of the work, is
as follows: i
North Carolina, whose federal aid.
allotment is slightly less than that of
Georgia, had expended the total of
$11,>70,303.76, of which total $5,-
325,763.37 was federal funds, and had
completed 826.8 miles of road.
South Carolina, whose federal aid
allotment is slightly less thasa that of
Georgia, had expended a total of $3,-
210,970.94, of which total $1,535,-
762.18 was federal funds,,. and had
completed' 112.5 miles of road.
Alabama, whose federal aid allot
ment is slightly less than that of
Georgia, had expended $3,789,011.74,
of which total $1,794,703221 was fed
eral funds, and had completed 365.9
miles of road.
Florida, whose allotment is slight
ly less than half that -of Georgia’s,
had expended a total of $69,466.31,
of which amount $29,700.68 was fed
eral funds, and had completed 15.6
miles of road.
A most delightful surprise was
that of last Sunday, when about
fifty children and grandchildren as
sembled at the home of Rev. and
Mrs. A. H. Holland with well filled
baskets, the occasion being the
eightieth anniversary of Mr. Hol
Tables were arranged in the back
yard and they fairly groaned with
good things to eat.
The following were present:
Rev. A. H. Holland, Mrs. A. H.
Holland; his brothers: W. D. Holland,
Henderson, Texas; W. W. Holland,
Gainesville, 'Ga.; E. B. Holland, Fort
Payne, Ala.; L. G. Holland, Cler
mont, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hol
land, Warren, Frank; Dorothy,
Frances, Truman, Jeanette Holland,
Byron, Ga.; Mrs. A. T. Patterson, Mr.
and Mrs. John M. Langley, Annie
Langley, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Settle,
Elizabeth and Sarah Louise Settle,
of Lawreneevilltg Mrs. Hulon Mays,
Joseph, Evelyn and Hulon Mays, Jr.,
of Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Cora Lee
Coffee, William Coffee, of Kirkwood;
Mrs. Truman Holland, Densmore and
Glenn Holland, Atlanta; Mrs. Alice
Sammon, Dick, Tom, Harry and Alice
May Sammon, Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Holland, Willis Holland, Jr., Robert,
John P., Martha Sue,.Jack Harrison
Holland, Rev. and Mrs. L. E. Smith,
Lawrenceville; E. M. Holland, Archie,
Myrtle and Kate Holland, Nelle
Tanner, of Oakwood, Ga.
PLAY AT SNELLVILLE.
There will be a play given at the
Snellville school auditorium Satur
day night, August 9th, for the ben
efit of the school piano fund.
H. R. SAUL’S
In this issue Mr. H. R. Saul an
nounces that his August Sale will
begin Friday, August Bth, with a
horde of bargain prices for his many
Mr. Saul is leaving for New York
and other eastern markets about Am.
gust 18th and will buy thousands of
dollars worth of merchandise for
this store while away. In order to
pay cash for many of these goods he
is putting on this August sale and
states that he expects to sell a large
volume. Many times a saving of
from 15 to 25 per cent can be made
by going into the market and paying
cash and this enterprising merchant
always passes this saving along to
MRS. SMITH ENTERTAINS
One of the most brilliant and
beautifully appointed affairs of the
season was ,tj:e, evening party given
Friday by, Mrs. T. A. Smith, compli
menting her house guests, Miss Con
stance Philip, and Miss Ida Mae
James, of Atlanta.
The living ’room, reception hall,
dining room and porches were elabor
ately decorated for the occasion in
pink and white hydrangeas, floxlmd
pink esters, while the large sun-porch
in the rear ofjthe house was convert
ed into a real bower of flowers. Here
the color scheme of yellow predomi
nated, and from every nook and cor
ner arose tall branches of golden
glow, marigolds and sun flowers. In
this beautiful'setting was placed the
punch table, where delicious punch
was dispensed throughout the entire
In the dining room the table had
for its central decoration a huge cut
glass basket filled with pink rosebuds
'and white carnations, the handle tied
with a large bow of white tulle-rib
bon, this being mounted high on a
At either ei|d of the table was a
five-branch silver candelabra holding
unshaded pink candles, while alter
nating around this were individual
silver candle sticks holding candles of
the same shade, and bud vases, each
having a single rosebud. Pink and
white bon-bons, mints and salted al
monds in sillver and cut glass dishes
added further loveliness to this al
ready lovely table.
Mrs. Smith received her guests
wearing a sequin robe with beaded
and pink velvet rose trimmings.
Miss James’ costume was a peach
colored georgette elaborately beaded
in pearl beads, while Miss Philip’s
blonjde beauty was radiant in a jade
green georgette with crystal bead
Uporf arrival the guests were in
vited to the rear porch, where the
punch bhwl, embedded in a mass of
flowdrg, was gracefully presided over
by Miss Gippie Craig and Miss Mary
Miss Kate Rogers then carried
around a silver tray «f tiny little
folders with tiny pink pencils at
tached, from which euch guest drew
one and was asked to answer the
questions entitled "A Lot of Kates.”
The matching of the members and
chcosing partners and answering the
questions caused much merriment,
and at the close it was /ound that
Miss Louise Brand had won the first
prize—a beautiful French vanity, and
her partner, Mr. James Comfort, a
silver letter opener; while Miss Mon
tine Cash had the booby—a cupid
powder puff, and her partner, Mr.
Greer, a toy elephant.
In the front porch, reception hall
and living room tables were placed
for bridge and rook and many in
dulged in this pleasure until refresh
ments were served, the guests be
invited into the dining room by Miss
Bernice Williams and Miss Dorothy
Ezzard, and here a lovely sweet
course , was served, the cqlor scheme
of pick and white being carried out
in > every detail. The girls' received
favors of tiny pink rosebud baskets
filled w.ith dainties.
The . guests enjoying this lovely
affair were, besides the honor guests,
Misse? Dorothy Ezzard, Mary Nix,
Louise„and Mamie Brand, Mont.ne
Cash, Mary Williams, Dorris ( and
Jeanette Cooper, Gippie, Craig, Ber
nice Williams, Kate Rogers, Chloe
Teague, Edna McKelvey, Opal Hurst,
Miss Oakes and her guest, Miss
Prater, of Buford; Messrs. Dick Mc-
Gee, Will Hutchin, James Comfort,
Rich Martin, Lester Garner, R. Lee
Oakes, Billy Brown, Noble Tanner,
Romaine Hamilton, Bertram Greer,
Ryman, Verier. Douglas Ivy and Mr.
'Prefer, all of Buford, and Mr. Med
iock, of Norcross.
, , NOTICE.
1 ‘ All tliose interested in Bethesda
'cemetery meet there Thursday, Au
gust 14 th to clean it off.
t [ . .„ Pi B. MASSEY.
SEND US YOUR Jy« WORK.
GOOD IN GWINNETT
The crop this year, and especial
ly the cotton crop, in Gwinnett
county was planted with an increased
amount per acre of fertlizer. Dur
ing the early spring the plant made
rapid growth without setting a large
crop of forms, but during the last
month, which has been very hot and
dry, a good crop has bqen set and for
some time the’ fields have been white
The planters, according to A. G.
Robison, county demonstrator, are
well supplied with calcium arsenate
to control the boll weevil. There was
a small infestation early in the sea
son and most of these have been de
stroyed with early application of
poison. The hot, dry weather has de
stroyed about one-third of the grubs
left in the fields, and if the plants
get the needed moisture at an early
date a good cotton crop is looked for.
The corn, hay . and , melon crops
were never better and in excellent
condition, and the farmers are find
ing ready sales for their melons.
Most of these crops were planted late
and have not suffered to a great ex
tent. All crops are generally clean
and the soil is in first-class condition
for them to make a quick growth.
County Demonstrator Robison is
.assisting the farmers in every way to
exterminate the pests that destroy
corn and cotton.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Wood an
nounce the birth of a daughter on
Sunday morning at their home on
Misses Kate and Bessie Woodward
have returned from Clarkesville,
where they have been attending the
Mrs. E. P. Mason and children, of
Centerville, have returned home after
spending a few days with her
mother, Mrs. Ida Woodward.
Mr. E. H. Holland, of Byron, is the
guest of relatives here. Zeke Holland
is an old Lawrenceville boy. He is
accompanied by his wife and children.
Miss Omie Jackson entertained at
a spend-the-night party Tuesday
having as her guests Misses Julia
Morcock, Frances Haslett, Julia Nix,
Edith Nix, Sadie Pierce, Mary Ha
good, Julia Green, Gladys Rhodes.
Anne Winn chapter No. 203, Order
of the Eastern Star, will hold a reg
ular meeting next Thursday night at
8:30 at the Masonic hall. Degree
work will be put on and the member
ship is urged to attend.
Only sixteen teachers stood the
state examination here lasjt .Friday.
A number of the teachers ( were away
tak : ng summer courses .and stood the
examination elsewhere, while others
had their licenses extended.
The jury revisors for Gwinnett
county met Monday to begin revising
both the grand and petit jury boxes.
The board is composed of E. P. Min
or, IV. M. Wages, R. A. Wilbanks, J.
Hoyt Hamilton and V. M. Beard.
Mrs. Emma Reynolds, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Clark and Jerry Jones
Clark, of Jacksonville, Fla., were the
guests of Bob. Robinson the first of
the week. The party is motoring
from the Florida metropolis to Ashe
ville, N. C., for a summer outing.
Those attending the Hamilton-
Peeples wedding from here, which
was an event of*"Tuesday afternoon
taking place on Green street, Gaines
ville, were Rev. M. A. Frankllin, Mrs.
G. S. Perry, Miss ■ Minnie Peeples,
Jim Craig, Charlie and Peeples
A bill' of injunction was heard by
Judge Lewis Russell at Winder last
Saturday involving some street pav
ing in the town of Duluth. Three of
the cooncilmen voted' tc have the
work done and part of the material
had been ordered; when Mayor H. D.
Herrin and the other two conucilmen
sued out a bill of injunction to stop
the work. The case was continued to
give both sides an opportunity, to pre
sent additional evidence.
Rev; B. R. Anderson and:family will
reach Lawrenceville Wednesday from
Crawfordville to take up the pastor
ate of the Presbyterian church. They
will occupy the jnanse. Mr. Anderson
will begin a series of meetings at
Fairview Sunday, preaching twice
daily at 11 o’clock in the morning and
8:30 at night. A cordial invitation is
extended,the public to attend these
meetings during the coming week.
Col. John C. Houston states that he
will be in the race to succeed himself
as representative. He will not make
any efforts towards seeing the voters
until after the legislature has ad
journed, as he believes it to be his
duty to serve his county by being on
the job. He is in o£ bi-dnnial
sessions and' believes that this would
be a great ste£ forward, not only for
economy in government but sos sta
bility. He spoke in favor of the bill
last week and will., continue his ef
forts for. the same until dftSer the
vote is taken, which is expected, today.
The annual session of the Law
renceville camp meeting will open
next Tuesday night and continue
through the third Sunday in August.
The spacious grounds are being
cleaned off and the large arbor and
tents placed in good order. Interest
in the meeting is running high.
Dr. Wm. H. LaPrade, presiding
elder of the North Atlanta district,
will be present and have charge of
the meeting. He will have on hand
some of north Georgia’s greatest
preachers to preach at the various
services. This will be a rare oppor
tunity to hear the old time gospel
preached with eloquence and power.
The music will, as usual, be a very
attractive feature of the meeting.
Mrs. G. S. Perry will be the pianist.
Mr. Loy Ethridge, a song leader and
soloist of unusual ability and wide ex
perience, has been secured to lead
the singing. It is expected also that
there will be an orchestra for the
A large number are planning to
tent and this camp meeting promises
to be one of the best in the history
of the encampment.
Services will be held at 11 a. m.,
3 p. m. and 8:30 p. m.
Among those who will tent at the
camp ground next week are Mrs.
Mary Hagood, Miss Bettie Juhan, Mr.
■J. P. Byrd, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Coop
er, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Perry, Mrs. J.
C Houston, Miss Minnie Peeples, Mr.
and Mrs. O. A. Nix, Mr. and Mrs. R.
L. Haslett, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Clower, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wages,
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Martin, Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. McKelvey.
It has come to the attention ol the
Wages Klan No. 211 of Lawrence
ville, Ga., that warning notices,
signed K. K. K. and purporting to
have been sent by the Ku Klux Klan
have been delivered to certain parties
near Lawrenceville. It is also re
ported that a few men, disguised in
imitations of the robe of the klan
had called upon some good citizens
of this community and threatened
them with violence, leaving the im
pression that they were representa
tives of the klan.
This is to notify the citizens of
Lawrenceville and Gwinnett county
that the klan does not countenance or
tolerate such actions and will prose
cute to the fullest extent of the luw
the parties responsible for same. A
reward of S2OO is hereby offered for
the arrest and conviction of the party
or parties guilty of the above named
acts. Any information as to the
identity of those who participated in
the above named acts should be for
warded immediately to N. B. Forrest,
Grand Dragon, Realm of Georgia,
The Wages Klan is composed of
inany' of the most representative
citizens of this community, and they
are determined to bring to justice the
Inen responsible for these outrages.
No notice or communication is
genuine unless written upon the of
ficial letter head of the Wages Klan
signed by the officers of same with
the official seal thereon. The Ku
Klux Klan does not threaten or issue
warning notices, these are sent out
by the enemies of this order for the
purpose of injuring same.
Wages Klan No. 211
Mr. Clifford Sharpton and Miss
Annie Knight were happily married
on July 4th by J. Hoyt Hamilton,
Esq., of Dacula.
Mr. John Dowdy and Miss Eley
Ramey were joined in holy wedlock
ip July 20th by D. H. Carroll, Esq.
Mr. William Carl Eidson and Miss
Mattie Valeria Clay took upon them
selves the wedding vows on August
3d m the presence of Rev. W. W.
Cash, Methodist pastor at Dunwoody
The couple will, reside at Chamblee.
Mr. Walter McClung Peppers and
Miss Lillier Aldora Cain plighted
their tro.th on July'l7th in the pres
ence of Rev. M. D. Reed, of Norcross.
Mr. Paul Young, of Lawrenceville
and Miss Ruth Williams, of Oakland,
were happily married last Suqjlay
afternoon at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John R. Williams, near Law
renceville, Judge G. G. Robinson of
ficiating. Mr. and Mrs. Young are at
home to their friends at the home of
the groom’s parents on Stone Moun
Judge Robinson officiated at an
other wedding Sunday when he pro
nounced Mr. L. G. Landers and Miss
Mattie Hutchins husband and yvife.
They reside at Dacula.
ALL DAY SINGING.
The B. F. White Old Sacred Harp
Singing will be held at Pleasant
Grove church on .the fourth Sunday
in August. Mr. F. B. Morgan, of
Atlanta, will be in charge. Every
body cordially, invited to come and
bring dinner. ....
ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY
60 DAY SESSION
EVERY 2 YEARS
VOTED 150 TO 45
Atlanta, Ga.—The Georgia house
of representatives Tuesday by a
vote of 150 to 45, passed the bill of
Senator Mundy, and others, provid
ing fior a sixty day session of the
Georgia legislature every two years
instead of the present 60 day ses
sion each year. The bill had already
passed the senate, and therefore will
become a law when signed by the
governor and ratified by the people
at the next general election in No
The biennial sessions bill was
passed by the senate last year, thir
ty-eight members of the senate ad
joining in its ownership. However,
it struck rough sailing in the house
of representatives and was bitterly
opposed by several of the leading
members of the body. Argument on
the measure was begun last Thurs
day and continued throughout the
Opponents of the bill tried to
force a vote on it last Friday when
there were less than 150 members
present, but its supporters succeed
ed in having the vote postponed un
The vote was watched with great
interest because t was realized that
there might be dificulty in securing
the 13 votes required for passage
of aconstitutional amendment.
When the halfway mark was
reached there had been 63 votes for
the bill and 28 against it, indicating
a vote of only 126 for the measure.
Supporters of the bill immediately
began rounding up absentees an«f
when the roll call was finished the
vote stood 137 for the measure to>
43 against it. Before verification of
the roll call was finished the vote
stood 137 for the measure to 43
against it- Before verification of the
roll call a number of members who>
had been absent came into the hall
and cast their ballots, bringing the
total to 150 for the bill and 45
against it. %!«!•— <■
BILL TO SUBSTITUTE .
CHAIR FOR GAIC.OWS
PASSED BY SENATE
Atlanta, Ga.—By a vote of 26 to ■
21, the senate Wednesday afternoon
passed the house bill of Represent
ative Perkins, providing for the sub
stitution of the electric chair for
hanging as a legal method of execu
tion of convicted criminals ia -
The hill was debated at length r -tri
dozen senators being heard fbr and
against it. On the roll call the-vote:
was 25 to 21, one short of a eonß%!-
tutional majority. President Cars
well voted "aye,” giving the bill'the
constitutional majority necessary
for its passage. •
The bill was amended by Senator
Grantham of the 46th so as : to pro
vide that no person now under in
dictment for murder shall be af
fected. This amendment was adopt
ed 19 to , and its adoption means
the bill must go back to the house
OF BANK RETURNS
Butler, Ga. —o. G. McCants vol
untarily returned to Butler late Sat
urday night from Birmingham, Ala.,
where he claims to have been since
leaving here the first of the week,
following which the bank was forced
to suspend business, temporarily at
least, due to a shortage of the bank’s
funds, which the cashier is alleged
to have admitted he misappropriat
ed. McCants is under the care of
physicians on account of nervous
It is reported that an incomplete
audit of the books of the bauk shows
a shortage of $12,000. This sum may
be increased or diminished upoq fin
It is said that the relatives and
friends of McCant will make good
the shortage, and as yet no pro
ceeding against him have been tak
J. J. McCants, former tax collect
or of Taylor county, who died of
self inflicted wounds on July 10,
last, and the audit of whose books
showed a shortage of approximately
$14,000, was a brother of Q. G. Mc-
Cants. It is rumored here that the
shortages of J. J. McCants, tnxcol
lector, and O. G. McCants, cashier
of the Butler Banking company, are
closely allied and are the result of
speculations covering a period of
Affairs of the bank are-now in the
hands of the state superintendent at
banks for adjustment
. SS XWS JOB WORK,