THE ATLANTA EVENING HEB AI. I»
VOL. IL-NO. 210.
The weather tomorrow will
be generally fair.
TO ADORN YOUR HOME.
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* GRAND DISPLAY
At marvelously low prices. An array of
Such as has never been shown in the
city, and prices way down.
Novel in effect; entirely new in
Dilling Room Furniture,
In all woods and finishes to suit wood
work of your house or office. You
can’t afford to furnish your house be
fore seeing our line.
Are all in now. We have beautiful
Rugs to match them.
And Curtains, the most artistic in the
country, and only the best workmen
to do your work.
Art Goods, Mattings,Etc.
54 & 56 Whitehall St
>-12, U,1'6,18 & 20 East
55 Whitehall St
L . HAVE YOUR
Clock, Music Box
| Repaired by Skilled Workmen at our
Mammoth Jewelry Factory.
Il Wholesale Jewelers,
g 9 WHITEHALL ST.
K These are important questions to;'
■ consider in employing a young man'
■ for your office. They are equally im-i >
■ portant to the sick man who is going''
| to buy medicine.
I Buehu and I
S i Combines both of these qualities. It '
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CORRECT IN RESULTS.,;
IJ For all KIDNEY and BLADDER
■ troubles it has no equal. Try and;
■ be convinced. ,
■ tuF” Sold by all druggists. '*■ i
One Was Wanted By Colonel B.
BUT ANOTHER GOT IT.
Something Else Will Have to Be
Provided for the Atlantian—
The ex-Rule is Still in Force-
New Pension Commissioner.
By Telegraph to Tas Herald.
Washington, April .5. —The presi
dent today sent the following nomina
tions to the senate: James d. Ewing
of Illinois, envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary to Belgium;
Thomas T. Crittenden of Missouri,
consul general of the United States at
the City of Mexico.
This last position is the one sought
by Mr. B. M. Blackburn of Georgia.
It is presumed Mr. Blackburn will re
ceive some other appointment.
The fact that Cleveland has been
making exceptions to his “no reap
pointment” rule has given much en
couragement to his ex-offiae holders
who are again candidates for federal
positions. It was in the belief that the
president did not contemplate that
strict adherence to the rule with which
common report had credited him, that
caused Representative Meredith, of
Virginia, Jo present to Mr.
Cleveland this morning the
name of Colonel Catlett Gibson,
of Culpepper, Va., for the position he
held during Cleveland’s first incum
bency, that of district attorney for the
eastern district of Virginia. Mr.
Meredith was not left long in doubt
that he had interpreted the “no ex.”
rule too hopefully, for Mr. Cleveland
quickly put a damper on Colonel Gib
son’s aspirations in these words:
“I might as well be frank with you,
Mr. Meredith, I can’t appoint your
Mr. Meredith states that the “no ex.”
rule is still in force, and the rule alone
barred Colonel Gibson from securing
his old position.
By Telegraph to The Herald.
Washington, April 6.—lt is under
stood that Judge Thomas Lockren of
St. Paul, Minn., has been .selected for
commissioner of pensions.
CHANGED, HER MIND.
She Didn’t Dare Trust Her Husband With
OH® day as I sat in a himber company’s
big general store in the mountains along
the upper Kentucky river a tall, sharp
faced woman rode up on a skinny looking
colt, and the clerk helped her off and she
“I wanter swap that critter out thar fer
store goods,” she said, "but I wanter look
round some fust. I’ve heern of them fold
in bedstids an I wanter see one es You keep
The clerk said they had one that they had
ordered, and if she liked it they could order
one for her. He escorted her to the bed and
showed her how it worked.
"I’ve heern thpy was resky to sleep in,”
she said, lifting it half shut and dropping
“Oh, I guess they’re all right,” said the
"They don’t kick, do they?” she asked.
"Ner buck jump?”
"Ner balk?” ’ 1- r
“Ner rare up bahint an scoot the pertici
pant ag’in the wall?”
“Not that I ever heard of,” smiled the
"They’re piller wise an broke to bed kiv
vers, ain’t they?”
"Sqfe for a woman to handle?”
"Won’t stand unless they’re hitched,
though, will they?” she asked, giving the
frame a flirt that telescoped it.
"You have to fasten them, I guess,” ad
mitted the clerk.
“It looks resky,” she said, walking
around it cautiously, as if keeping out of
reach, of its heels. "Has anybody round
here got one?”
“No; this is the only one In this county.”
She turned and left it.
“Well,” she said, "I ain’t goin to be the
fust to projick with the pesky thing. Pm
almighty certain es I tuck that ’ar home
with me it ud take me six weeks to break
the old man so’s you could lead him up to
it at bedtime. He ain’t new fangled fer
Then she went down where the calicoes
were.—Detroit Free Press.
One of the greatest feelings of pleasure
that falls to the lot of man is experienced
when, after waking up with the impression
that it fe time to arise for the day and ly
ing in bed fer some minutes, fighting off
drowsiness, he finally looks at his watch
and finds he still has four good, long hours
during which he may sleep.—Truth.
11. -tR. 1
Open’g Hlgh’t. Low’st. Close.
N-E 32% 33% 32 Z 33
•! 129 131% 129 130%
W.U 95 95% 94% 95%
D., C. F 32% 32% 313 z
AtcnißOU... 34% 35% 34$ 35%
Jading 24% 24% 28$ 24%
L. 74% 75% 74% 751/
Bt.Fa.ul 77 7€% 733?
R«I ••••••• 83% 85 833% 843?
£ h WO G»... 91 ’-£ 92 % 91% 92%
O-B-&Q 96 98 /8 96 973 Z
£-. 8 ' R 106% 107 104% 106%
Brie 21 22 21 21%
D. & L. is quoted ex-dividend 1% percent,
Atlanta vs. Chicago.
Report That One Is Being Or
ganized at Homestead.
By Telegraph to Th® Herald.
Pittsburg, April 6.—The discovery
at the Homestead mills of the Carne
gie Steel company of preparations for
another strike has created a sensa
tion of very large proportions.
Within the past three days informa
tion came to the ears of the officials of
the company that a combine of iron
clad variety was being formed among
the employees and that the subject of a
general strike July 1, was being vigor
A reorganization of lodges is going
on in the mills and all employes with
permanent jobs are being solicited to
become members. The strike now un
der consideration is proposed on a new
plan. There hi to be no resort to
physical force and no fighting. It was
rumored among the men at the mill
yesterday that the leaders in the new
movement are to be discharged unless
they abandon their scheme of organi
BIG FOREST FIRES.
Do Great Damage in North
By Telegraph to Th® Herald.
Raleigh, N. C., April 6.—The great
est forest fires ever known in Moore
and Richmond counties are raging in
the heart of the long leaf pine district.
The trees had just been bored and
thousands were destroyed. Many
people owning turpentine orchards are
ruined. One man lost 2,000 acres of
trees. The fire swept upon the town
of West End and nearly wiped it out.
Three large stores, with their entire
stocks, the postoffice and several dwel
lings were burned.
At least twelve turpentine distille
ries and scores of dwellings scattered
throughout the woods were burned.
The rails of the Abberdeen and West
End railroad were so badly warped
that trains cannot run. Great quan
tities of rosin were burned, 1,000 bar
rels at West End alone.
TO THE BOTTOM.
The Sultan’s Steamer Sinks With
By Telegraph to The Herald.
Constantinople, (via Vienna) April
6.—A steamer used by the sultan in
connection with the palace for his own
pleasure, and to convey guests and
members of his household, foundered
Sunday. It is believed sixty persons,
on board at the time, perished by
drowning, and that the splendid ser
vice of silver plate used in the imperial
dining room on the steamer went
down with the vessel. Details of the
calamity are lacking.
Republicans in Kansas.
By Telegraph to The Herald.
Kansas City, April 6.—Returns
from elections throughout Kansas in
dicate a most sweeping victory for the
Republicans, and indicate strongly a
change of sentiment against the
At Leavenworth, where the Republi
cans have not had a victory for thir
teen years before, they elected their
entire ticket by a majority of 1,000.
Corrected daily by B. W. Martin, Manager,
Rooms 333-335 Equitable Building. Phone 1287.
New Y.rk Cstt.B.
The following is the range of cotton fu
tures in New York today;
Open. High. Low. Official
April 7.97 8.05 7.89 7.88-90
May 8.08 8.13 7.96 7.95-96
June 8.16 8.21 8.04 8.04-05
Ju1y.......... 8.22 8.28 8.11 8.11-
August 8.2 S 8.32 8.15 8.15-16
September.... 8.26 8.32 8.18 8.16-18
October 8.27 8.35 8.23 8.19-21
November... 8.30 8.88 8.28 8.23-24
December'.. 8.37 8.43 8.28 8.29-30
Closed weak; sales 231,000 bales.
Spot—New York middling quiet, Bf.
Atlanta middling, weak at 7f.
Liverpool, April 5, 12:15 p. m.—Cotton,
spot, demand moderate at easier prices;
middling uplands 4§; sales 8,000 bales,
American 6,900; speculation and export
1,000; receipts 38,000, American 31,000.
Futures opened easy with a moderate
April-May 4 32-64 4 29-64
Mav-Jnne«... 4 34-64 4 30-64
June-Julyl 4 35-64 4 32-64
July-August 4 37-64 4 33-C4
August-September 4 37-64 4 33-64
September-October 4 39-64 4 34-64
October-November 4 38-64 4 34-64
November-December.. 4 36-64 4 34-64
Open’g Highs’t Low’st. Clos’ng
May 79 80% 79 79%
July 74% 76i/ 4 74% 76%
May 41X 41% 41% 41%
July 42% 42% 42% 42%
May 30 30% 293/4 301/4
Sept 27 27% 26% 27%
Mayl6 00 .16 25 15 95 16 17%
Sept 16 30 16 37% 16 22% 16 37%
May 9 55 9 80 9 55 9 65
Sept 9 55 9 85 9 55 9 82%
May 8 95 9 15 8 95 9 15
September.... 8 92% 900 890 900
Actual sad Estimated Receipt*.
Estimated tomorrow 215
Estimated tomorrow 175
64 Peac Jitree. All kinds
Horse, Saddle and Turf
ATLANTA. GEORGIA WEDNESDAY. APRIL 5. 1893.
THE BI FIVE.
The County Commissioners in
$450,000, SIOO,OOO, $50,000.
They Sort Out the Money That
They Haven’t Got But Won’t
Tell Where It Will Be. Spent-
Flection Postponed. J
The meeting of the county commis
sioners this morning was devoid of any*
special interest except the apportion
ment of the money to be raised omA.e
After some routine work Mr. Collier
introduced a resolution to appropriate
the bond money as follows: I
Court house $450,000, jail sloo,oool're
formatory $50,000. W.
Mr. Collins wanted to know where
the new courthouse was to be located,
but no one seemed to be able to infp&i
Mr. Hunnicut wanted to goon record
as not voting for the present site fori &
new building. The county, he sa|d,
would have to pay rent for two year's
while the work of tearing down aid
building, up was in progress.
Mr. Collier would not commit him
After some discussion the resolution
of Mr. Collier was adopted.
When Mr. Thompson arrived the
question of postponing the election
for bonds so as to conform with the
city election was taken up. The date
was changed to May 16th and a
change of the advertisement to that ef
A large number of new streets and
roads were opened and work ordered
done as soon as possible.
Action on the new road to the
United States barracks was postponed
until next Wednesday when it will re
ceive the attention of a special meet
ing. Dr. Nelms said he wanted to
notify the board that he was opposed
to new roads while so many old ones
Mr. Fulton Colville appeared for the"
city, to call attention of the board
to the acts of John Thomas, a colored
citizen on Hemphill avenue.
It seems, according to Mr. Colville,
that the city condemned a part of the
property of Thomas for the aya
nue to the waterworks and paid him
for the same.
He grew dissatisfied with the trade
and has built a fence, on the original
line of his property, in the street. He
refuses to remove it and Mr. Col
ville wanted the commissioners to make
him move the fence.
Attorney Thomson said the matter
was. one with which the board had
nothing to do, as it was in the hands
of the district road commissioners.
A petition from fifty citizens of
Hapeville to have the rubble on the
East Point road extended was read.
Mr. Thomson saw several persons’
names on the petition who had sued
the county for damages in opening
this same road.
Mr. Hunnicutt suggested it would be
a good idea to cut around these folks.
It was referred.
Ex-Mayor Hemphill appeared and
asked the board to open the street
from Capitol avenue to Grant park.
He urged the gentlemen to come out
and see what had already been done;
the land company had already spent
$12,000 on the street and it was an im
portant one. When completed it will
be the only thoroughfare to the park
free from street cars.
Mr. G. T. Dodd also spoke in favor of
the road and said that the Third ward
had received less from the county and
city than any other section, although
they did possess the jail and dog pound.
The work will be done as soon as
the South Boulevard is finished. A
communication from the grand jury
called attention to the condition of
Peachtree road in front of Mr. Alex
anders, and Pace’s ferry bridge.
A terrace made by Mr. Alexander
on his land has turned the water into
the road where in some places it is
three feet deep. Mr. Thomson was
consulted as to Alexander’s liability
and the matter was referred to the
commitsee on roads and bridges. The
bridge will also receive attention.
The bids for fire service at the county
barracks were opened and Johnson <fc
Brotherton’s bid was the lowest—s3B7.
Mr. Hunnicutt didn’t know Mr. John
Dr. Nelms said: “It don’t make any
difference whether you do or not, he
has the lowest bid and ought to have
Mr. Cooper was instructed to draw
up a contract with the gentlemen, ob
ligating them to use only first-class
Mr. Collier had to leave at this
juncture to catch a train for Washing
The South Atlanta Land company
wanted the county to accept and work
a new road and were represented by
Colonel Buck and Mr. Beattie. A. P.
Stewart and Mr. Deckner want the
Humphries street road to the barracks
opened at once.
The present road runs through Mr.
Stewarts front yard and it costs him
$5 or $lO a month to get bis stock out
of the pound. Mr. Hunnicutt re
marked that “as Andy gives us our
money and Deckner such good straw
berries we had better give them the
“I want Sandtown road worked, and
I’m a-going to have it done,” said Dr.
Nelms. “The work has been passed up
three years and it’s got to be fixed,
and that’s all is about it. No, sir,
I won’t give up. ■ Mr. Stewart will get
his road when the Sandtown boulevard
“A farmer named Thompson pre
sented a bill for injuries to his horse
by stepping in a bole in the Chatta
hoochee bridge. It was for $25; he
The names of the following reads
Hunter from the limits to Battle
Hill; Center street to Columbia place.
The county surveyor called attention
to the Green and Pope bridge, which
threatens the new iron structure just
below it. This bridge is in an unsafe
condition, and Mr. Collins was asked
b look into the matter and offer the
* Wners S3OO for the bridge.
The usual reports were read and
adopted, and the meeting adjourned.
, GATE CITY GUARD.
Captain Joe Burke May be the
The Gate City Guard held a meeting
last night that will, in all probability,
result in the election of a captain for
the company who is a familiar figure
in military circles.
In January last, Captain W. J.
Kendrick, who was then in command
of the company, sent in his resigna
tion as commanding officer, and its
acceptance placed the company under
the control of Lieutenant L. D. White.
Captain Kendrick was made an hon
orary member of the company and
continued to take an active interest in
The command was then offered to
Lieutenant White, but he declined to
fpcept and the members of the com
pany then began a quiet hunt for a
Captain Kendrick had a number of
friends in the company and an effort
was made to secure his acceptance of
the office again, but at the meeting
last night he sent in his resignation as
a member of the company and it was
accepted after some discussion.
The meeting was a long one and
when it adjourned a committee left
the armory instructed to call on Cap
tain Joe Burke and urge him to take
fct> This action was unanimous, and
Captain Burke is said to be giving the
matter his serious consideration.
The Hibernian Rifles offered the
captaincy to him some time ago, it is
said, but for some reason he has given
no definite answer. As the Guard is
said to be first in the heart of the cap
tain, he may accept the command.
Donald Downie at the Y. M. C. A.
paintings, famous buildings,
sculpture, and the story of the most
interesting people in the east, will be
offered to the membership of the asso
ciation and patrons of the high class
entertainments at the Young Mens’
Christian association hall Thursday
and Friday nights of this week.
.The New York Press says :
Japan.—The illustrated lecture on Japan
which was given at the Union Square
Theatre, last night, attracted one of the
largest audiences which has yet been seen
ajb this interesting course of lectures. The
lecturer was Donald Downie, B. C. L.,
pilose previous appearances gave good
grounds for the expectation of a rare treat
last evening. His hearers were by no
iwjans disappointed. Between his descrip
tions of Japan and the Japanese and the
illustrations of the country and its cus
toms which were displayed upon the can
vas, those in the audience found it hard to
believe that they had not been magically
transported to the land of the Jap. Mr.
Downie’s stylo is popular and attractive.
He is one of those speakers whom one al
ways wishes to hear again. Finer illus
trations have never been seen in this city
in an intellectual entertainment of this
A better knowledge of this most en
tertaining and interesting people their
country and institutions can be gained
in the two hours lecture of Professor
Downie than can be obtained in a years
The Church of Our Father will cele
brate tonight the tenth anniversary of
its organization in the charming little
chapel on Church street, near Forsyth.
The main feature of the program will
be an anniversary address by Rev.
George L. Chaney, the founder and
first pastor of the church, who arrived
this morning from Richmond, Va., and
will be gladly welcomed by hundreds
of friends in this city.
The church has been beautifully
decorated for the occasion and a
special musical program will be ren
dered by some of the favorites of the
Fortnightly club. A cordial invita
tion is extended to all.
Bill Arp to Lecture.
Bill Arp (Major Charles H. Smith)
will give a humorous lecture next
Friday, April 7th, 8 o’clock, p. m., at
the Moore Memorial church, Luckie
street. Subject: “The Cracker and
. This is the first time in quite a while
that Atlantians have had the pleasure
of listening to this great humorist and
philospber, whose writings have made
him famous, and it is hoped that there
will be a large audiance to hear him
Admission 25 cents.
Fire This Morning.
A residence at 305 Martin street,
occupied by J. W. Cook, was burned
this morning just before 3 o’clock.
The dwelling was a small one, and the
furniture in it was almost entirely
$20,000 worth Gate City bank checks,
at par, for furniture.
P. H. Snook & Son.
In furniture this week,, at
Snook & Son,
In the Way an Offlca Was Dis
HOW TINNEY RUCKER
Came to Be Assistant United
States Attorney—A Pair of
of Brotliers-in-Law Turned
Down-Some Political Gossip.
The cry of “combination” that has
been raised.by the friends of Mr. Hew
lett Hall 4s met by District Attorney
James with a flat denial.
He feels little disposition to talk on
the subject, he says, but in view of the
impression sought to be created, that
there was deal in the district-attorney
ship matter, he reiterates his former
statement, that there was never a
single conversation between him and
Rucker’s friends in regard to the ap
pointment of the assistant district
While he does not object to Assistant
Rucker, Mr. Rucker’s appointment was
not brought about through his in
fluence nor made under his recom
mendation, as he was pledged to Mr.
Hall and Mr. Bell and would have
chosen one of them for assistant
attorney and the other for chief clerk
ad the choice rested with him.
Before Mr. James went to Washing
ton Congressman Moses wrote to him
pledging his support. He pledged it
unconditionally on the ground that he
believed Mr. James to be the choice of
the people; but he stated that he would
like to have his brother-in-law, Mr.
Hewlett Hall, recommended by Mr.
James for the assistant’s place.
When Mr. James reached Washing
ton Congressman Tate promised his
support, also unconditionally, but he
too requested that his brother-in-law,
Mr. George L. Bell, be recommended
Under these circumstances Mr.
James felt somewhat embarrassed but
he stated to the congressmen that
there were two places in the office, the
chief clerkship and the assistant at
torneyship. To the first named posi
tion he was willing to appoint one of
the two gentlemen urged by the con
gressmen and he would recommend
that the assistants place be given to
the other. He did not then say which
of them should Have the recommenda
tion or which the clerkship.
Later Mr. Moses told him that he
thought he would be able to secure for
him the support of Speaker Crisp and
He said that if Mr. Moses did so he
would then have the endorsement of
the entire Georgia delegation except
ing only Mr. Rucker’s friends, and he
therefore told Mr. Moses that if he suc
ceeded that ought to settle the question
of who should be recommended for the
assistant attorneyship in Mr. Hall’s
Congressman Moses then came home.
Mr. James understood that Speaker
Crisp had promised Mr. Moses to ad
vocate his claim, but in a short time
he found his appointment being vigor
ously opposed by the speaker. This
he was unable to account, for, but he
had to make the best of the situation.
As everybody knows, he secured
After that he went one day with
Congressman Carter Tate to the office
of the secretary of the interior to see
about an Oklahoma appointment.
They had not been long in his pres
ence before the secretary brought up
the assistant attorneyship, and said
that the president, the attorney-gen
eral and himself had come to the con
clusion that Mr. Rucker should re
ceive the appointment, and he asked
Colonel James to endorse Rucker for
Mr. James and Mr. Tate were both
Mr. James answered that he could
not comply with the request as he was
pledged to Messrs. Hall and Bell. Mr.
Tate’s surprise was especially great as
he had counted on Mr. Smith to recom
mend Mr. Bell for the place.
The secretary then said that Mr.
Rucker would be appointed without
Mr. James’ endorsement.
He added that the pressure brought
to bear upon him in Mr. Rucker’s favor
by his relatives and other people in
Georgia had been too great for him to
feel that it could possibly be ignored.
Mr. Smith and Mr. Rucker married
Messrs. James and Tate retired and
the law was examined in reference to
to the assistant. Both, it seems, had
been under the impression that he was
to be selected in conformity with the
reconotoendation of his chief, but they
found that the appointment lay en
tirely with the attorney-general.
Mr. James’ next step was to see
what could be done for Mr. Bell and
Mr. Hall, to whose friends he felt under
He saw Mr. Smith and presented the
case, and the secretary told him that
he would give Mr. Hall a nice place in
the legal-department of the interior,
paying $2,000 a year.
The colonel then telegraphed Mr.
Hall acquainting him with the fact
and asking his immediate acceptance.
He received no answer, but was told
by Mr. Smith that Mr. Hall’s accept
ance had been received by him. Since
that time, it is stated, Mr. Hall has re
consided and declined the position on
the ground that it is a place of no
dignity, but a mere law clerkship.
Colonel James feels that in appoint
ing Mr. Bell to be chief clerk and
securing the place in the interior for
Mr. Hall he did all that he possibly
could do to discharge his obligations.
He says that Colonel Carter Tate
will bear witness to the statements he
makes in regard to the interview with
with the secretary.
Mr. John T. Glenn was seen by a
Herald man and his attention called
to a Washington dispatch to The
Constitution in which appeared the
"The person who gave this information
also says, and he speaks pretty straight,
that Secretary Smith received by the same
mail a lively letter from his law partner,
Hon. John Thomas Glenn, of Atlanta, in
which the latter warned him that he ‘had
better look out and pay more attention to
home matters and let up on the Indians
awhile, as the devil is to pay here. ’ ”
Mr. Glenn treated the matter as of
no importance and said it was hardly
worth observing. When pressed, how
ever, he said: “Well, as a mere matter
of fact, I never wrote Mr. Smith any
Colonel W. D. Ellis was also seen
and asked for an authorized statement
dealing with recent newspaper pub
lications and the letters alleged to have
been written by him to Washington
announcing his loss of faith in Secre
tary Smith and Senator Gordon. Mr.
Ellis declined absolutely to say any
thing on the subject for publication.
He is considering whether or not he
will make a statement to the public
but has not made up his mind, he said.
This morning the district attorney
received by mail from the attorney
general official notification of the
resignation of Assistant Attorney
Mr. Rucker’s appointment as his
successor was enclosed, and Mr.
Rucker would have been sworn in this
morning had he reached here in time.
He has been in Athens for a day or
two, but was to return today.
That Is What the Gate City
National Will Probably Do.
There are no new developments re
ported in the Gate Cate City bank
Further instructions from the attor
ney-general relating to the resumption
of the criminal investigation by the
grand jury, have been expected and
anxiously awaited, but so fear noth
ing has come.
In answer to enquiries Inspector
Stone declared that the “pot was boil
ing,” but he would not state on which
side it was likely to run over.
He said he knew what was being at
tempted but he did not know what
would be done and therefore declined
to discuss the work its hand.
In his opinion it will be a week be
fore anything definite can be stated.
He said, however, from the present
indications he judged that liquidation
was more probable than reorganiza
tion, though there was no telling what
the morrow might bring forth.
“As I understand, ‘liquidation’ means
pay up and quit?”
“That’s just precisely what it means.
“Can you venture an opinion as to
when the paying will probably be’gin?”
“At present, none whatever.”
A Young Girl Leaves Her Home,
The police were asked last night to
aid in a search that was being made
for Nancy Webb, a 17-year-old girl
who resides with her mother in a little
cottage on Chestnut street. The
mother feared, she said, that her
daughter had been induced to leave
her home by Wiley Scruggs, a man to
whom she was engaged to be married.
This morning the girl returned to
her home and said she had been visit
ing some friends. The marriage, her
friends say will take place this after
Two Small Buildings Destroyed
Today by Fire.
Two houses at 96 and 98 Larkin
street were badly damaged by fire to
day at 11 o’clock. Both buildings were
small and occupied by negroes.
Jim Jones, a negro who drives a de
livery wagon for the Singer Sewing
Machine company was arrested by
Call Officer Abbott for driving over a
section of hose.
Extra Early English Pea Seed, Early
Bunch Bean Seed, Extra Early Ever
Bearing Cucumber seed, the finest
Canteloupe Seed, Cobb Gem Water
melon Seed. All seed guaranteed
fresh and good. New Seed Store, 19
South Broad street.
Bucher & Boyd.
Their Salaries Raised.
The board of firemasters decided at
their meeting on Saturday to increase
the salaries of the foremen and men.
This has been done and now the fore
men receive the same pay as police
captains and the men the same as
The merchants of Atlanta to place their
old and bad accounts—large and small
tor collection in the hands of
A. H. Bkhling,
Attorney at Lavr,
7J North Broad street.
Dr. W. M. Durham.
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She Was Thrown Oat of Work
and Grew Despondent
AND KILLED HERSELF.
Suicide of Miss Maggie HamiU
ton, a Pretty Stenographer-*! 1 *'
Took Morphine Last Night and
Died This Morning.
Last night at 10:30 o’clock, Miss |
Maggie Hamilton, a young lady who
came to this city a year ago from,
Chattanooga, was discovered in her
room, at 147 Ivy street, in a dying con*
dition from the effects of an overdose
The young lady was a stenographer,
and for some time was employed in
the office of the Commercial Oil com-*
pany, but changes in the office of the
company caused her to be thrown
Later she secured temporary em
ployment with F. J. Cooledge & Bro., C
but for a month has been without em
ployment, and for several days hag
been very despondent.
On Monday she ate little and said
she was not feeling well, but hoped to
be better in a few days. She would
talk but little and remained in her
room. Yesterday morning she again
said she was feeling badly and did not
leave her room.
Her breakfast was sent her, and, she
asked the servant to leave it in tha
hall near the door, saying that she
would sleep a few minutes more.
Nothing more was seen of her until
last night, when a lady who has a room
adjoining her, went in to sit with her.
The door was only partly closed arid
when the lady entered the room she
was horrified to see Miss Hamilton
lying on the bed apparently dead.
She then called the other members
of the household and a physician was
called in. Dr. Earnest, who lives only
a short distance from the house, was
the first to arrive.
Dr. Robert Westmoreland was sen®
for and brought a most powerful elec
tric battery, and at once began heroic
measures to save the young lady’s life.
After an hour’s hard work the effects
of the electric current
almost dying woman to show. sig« 9 of
life and at 2 o’cloctohe
had taken 50 cents worth of the ..
drug. She had purchased it, she faaiu,^ 5
three, weeks ago from Avary’s drug
store, and had taken the entire dose
in the afternoon.
Dr. Westmoreland remained all
night, and at 6 o’clock this morning
almost despaired of her life, and by
the request of the young lady Dr. Bar
nett was sent for.
He came and remained with her for
Miss Hamilton asked Dr. Barnett to
pray with her.
When the prayer was ended she
seemed much better and it was be
lieved that she would recover, but
about 9 o’clock she began to sink and
at 11 o’clock she died. Dr. Barnett
was praying at her bedside when her
spirit took its flight.
Miss Hamilton has a brother and a
number of other relatives in Chatta
nooga, who were notified of her condi
tion last night.
HIS LEG CRUSHED.
A Little Boy Badly Injured by
an Electric Car.
George Smith, a 14-year-old boy who
resides with his parents at 80 Mc-
Daniel street, was run over by an
electric car of the Atlanta Traction
company this morning about 8 o’clock
and severely injured.
The boy attempted to jump on the
car as it passed his home and fell
under the wheels, and one of his legs
was badly mashed.
While the injury is a bad one, am
putation will not be necessary, though
the boy will probably be a cripple for
The officials of the Traction com
pany say that for weeks the boys in
that neighborhood have made a prac
tice of running after and jumping on
the cars and that this was the cause of
the accident this morning.
The official forecast indicates fair to.- ST
day and tonight, probably followed by? 8 ? 1
showers in she western portion of the
state &n Thursday.
The\iaximum temperature yester
day wah 77. Minimum during the
night 62. At 7 o’clock last evening 72.
At 7 o’clock this morning 66.
4 1-acre lots, Clark
ston, SIOO each —$1O
cash, $5 per * month.
Parham & Co., Herald
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