THE ATLANTA GEORGIAN AND NEWS, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 30, 1013.
Secretary of State Urges Press
to Block Constantly Recurring
Attempts at Swindling.
B/-JAMES B NEVIN.
Secretary of State Phil Cook has]
appealed to the prass, not only o
Georgia, hut of the entire nation, t-
help him atop. In so far as It may
the constantly recurring attempt* a
swindling without this State with re
spect to old fraudulent land grants
Within the last few weeka the Sec-
retan’ of State’s office has been re
ceiving a steady stream of letters
from abroad, from victims of these
schemes, and as many of them ar**
from the. far Northwest he baa con
cluded that somebody in that vicinity
cnee more is undertaking to work this
old swindle to a finish.
The Secretary blames Georgia offi
cial* In a way for the continued ac
tivity of this "fake” scheme, and sug
goats to the incoming Legislature
some rigid laws touching the mut
Discussing the question to-day,
Secretary Cook said:
"One reason why it la so hard to
stop this swindle is because there has
been no legislation In the State con
cerning it since' 1795, more than 100
>e ars ago. The acts of that your aro
very, very rare nowadays, and few
people have access to them, thus
making the stealing scheme easier to
“These old acts, fraudulent, and
time and again so declared by this
office, were recorded, nevertheless,
away back yonder, in Montgomery,
Laurens and other counties, and the
records still are there. A purchaser
Df a fraudulent grant simply writes
n to Laurens, say, and for a fee the
records from the old books are made
but and forwarded. It is not ex
plained, however, as It should be, that
these records are not worth a penny,
because no such land grants really
“I think it is wrong and should be
prohibited by legislation for officials
to forward these records without ex
plaining that they arc no good. More
than one correspondent has com
plained to me that it seemed a shame
tl at the State, through even a county
official, should have misled him In
such a matter, and that it put the
State in a pretty bad light, i agree
with him heartily. It does put the
State In a bad light—It puts It in an
utterly indefensible light. It puts the
county in an even worse light, if pos
One man in the West purchased
from a swindler 250,000 acres <>f this
fraudulently granted land in Georgia
and paid the handsome sum of 5 cents
per acr- . It wasn't worth, of course,
6 cents altogether—that is, the so-
called title wasn’t. Yet it was, in a
way. apparently babked by some sort
of color of title.
Whenever Inquiry is made of the
Secretary of State before purchase he
can. and does, stop the game. How
ever, a lew swindlers continue to get
by. despite his best efforts.
It may be that he can induce the
incoming Legislature to pass a iaw
prohibiting county officials from for
warding these old fraudulent records,
unless when accompanied by a cer
tificate setting forth their worthless
Alexander A. Lawrence, of Chat
ham, is In Atlanta’s midst.
Mr. Lawrence brought his new
straw lid up with him really it's ,i
new on< this time!—but was inclined
to complain of the coolish weather he
encountered. It already Is mid-sum
mer in Savannah, of course.
“The walking delegate from Chat
ham’’' still refuses to say he will
stand for Editor Stovall’s legislative
assignment, after that gentleman
resigns to accept the Swiss mission,
but as there is an uprising of the
people on in respect of this matter, he
may be compelled to change his mind.
li is poreible that the next Speaker
might decline to swear-in anybody
other than Lawrence as Stovall’s suc
Barry Wright, Representative-elect
'torn Floyd, fresh from his honey
moon. is an Atlanta visitor.
The old report that Mr. Wright
would fight the proposed tax on bach
elors in the next Legislature is un
founded. He explains that he doesn’t
rare a hoot what becomes of bmh-
Representative Charles R. Crisp
made his first speech in the new Con
gress a day or so ago, but n number
M State papers are in error when
they refer to it as bis “maiden speech
'n the House.”
Mr. Crisp served a short term in
the House several years ago, Just aft
er his distinguished father, the. late
>aker Charles F. Crisp, died, and
tna.de one speech, if not two, during
that term of service.
He served about three months, hav
ing been elected to his father's unex-
. th< Speaker’s district,
% t < a sort of loving testimonial to the
•cad man’s memory.
The younger Crisp bids f air to fol
low closely in his father's footsteps,
and already has taken a high stand in
Judge Augustus W. Fite, of the
Cherokee circuit, is losing no sleep
whatever over the talk of cutting the
Cherokee circuit in half. $nnce he no
tice* that it is carefully proposed to
ve that he gets one of the halves to
Inasmuch, indeed, as the Cherokee
circuit is now the most unwieldy in
’he State, his hotter inclines rather to
(avOr the cutting Idea.
The Cherokee circuit is' the hardest
in Georgia to serve. It takes up all of
* judge’- time to get around, and a
rood part of his atlarj for expenses
v? the judge can g't a new circuit,
ihout half the size of his present one.
\nd no cut down in salary, why—
well, what’s the matter with that,
It is doubtful whether ;;<iv is a
harder worked judge in Georgia than
VICE PROBERS fiSK
Want President Told How Spring-
field, III., Child Slaves Are
Sl'KINciKIKI.D, II. t. April 3D.—
Aid of the United Staten to corr *rt
conditions In Springfield was flaked
to-day by Lieutenant Governor
THINK BLAZE FATAL TO ' sf
AUGUSTA, GA., April 30. The
death uf I’afvu-k Callahan, assistant
foreman of the Augusta fire depart- |
merit, was the result of a fire caused j
by an Incendiary in the opinion of
Chief Frank Reynolds and State Fire
Marshal W. R. Joyner, who are in- |
vent I gating
lowing a night
lice were callei
The Lieutenant <1
iarion, II!.. asking
| fore President VViltu
girls of 15 or If* re
t which po-
Robert Hill, of
him to 'lay be-
n evidence that
cived 53.50 and
Twelve Ponies Like This One
ivith a pony cart and harness for each, will
be given away to boys and girls. Y
H o el
WOULD CANE MASHERS.
>HTON, April 30. Declaring that
ns frequently seen girls accosted I
frange men as they walked across'
on Common, H. K. Healey, of H»
- Cathetral, to-day suggested
they carry canes to use on
STOCK COMPANY POPULAR.
"A Butterfly on the Wheel.” as pre
sented this week at the Atlanta by
Miss Billy Long and her stock com
pany, Is proving a teal treat for pa
trons of that theater. Two perform
ances before critical audiences have
put the offering in good running or
der and the matinee this afternoon
will doubtless be well Attended.
Miss Longhand her associate play
ers are hard workers and they do
not stint themselves to make each
play as complete as possible in its
presentation. "A Butterfly on the
Wheel” Is full of strong scenes and
calls for acting of a superior or
der. The company at the Atlanta
appears to good advantage In it.
There will be no performance of
the play this evening or to-morrow
evening, the theater having been en
gaged for other purposes. It will be
presented, however, the balance of
the week with matinee Saturday.
WESTERN PLAY AT THE LYRIC.
“Billy, the Kid,” a melodrama with
all of its scenes laid In the Far West,
is proving popular with Lyric au
diences. The play is chock full of
action. There is something doing
from the time the curtain rises on
the first act until it descends at the
end of the last. Berkeley 11 a swell.
In the title role, has won many
friends by his admirable Interpreta
tion of the part. Matinee to-morrow
VAUDEVILLE AT FORSYTH.
It is a made to order bill of vau
deville at the Forsyth this week. It
opens with a gymnastic act that is
worth while. Then comes two clever
children, followed by a novelty In
the way of a singing act. closely fol
lowed by two pretty girls who have
won favor. Even the headliner is
now in the favorite class. Next :o
dosing the show lc a comedian who
has made even the attaches of the
theater laugh at four performances,
and the closing act sends everyone
home feeling that they are glad the
Forsyth is back in the running and
that vaudeville is the policy.
Sophye Barnard, Lou Anger and
Company present a playlet that is
unusual. It is good. Better still it
is a hit. Chris Roclmrdn the English
comedian, has eclipsed some of h1s
American brothers in the art of laugh
making, and Miss Muriel and Francis
are surely scoring a worth while hit.
All the acts ar* good. That’s why
the theater is filled. There willwbi
the usual two performances dAlly an/:
if the demand for seats doesn’t let
up. “standing room’’ will ho at a
premium the rest of the week.
Next week the headliner will be
Gus Edwards’ Kid Kabaret, fifteen
jolly, happy prancing girls and boys.
A feature act will be Belle Story, a
stately beauty, who is also some vo
$4 for 55 or 60 hours’ work at the
Springfield plant of the International
Shoe Company, a 525,000,000 St.
The climax of last night’s hearing
•a me when “Bill** Alexander, fore
man over 14 girls In the shoe factory,
was called to the stand. Several of
the girls had testified as to his curs
ing them and driving them to work
harder. Fart of the crowd in the
room .started a disturbance, and
Lieutenant Goveronr O’Hara called
the police, who ejected the noise-
Organized opposition to the com
mittee has been manifested in
Springfield and it was understood
that two of the leading attorneys of
the city had been retained to begin
legal steps to obstruct the investiga
tions by tying up the $10,000 legisla
tive appropriation for the commit
< Vapor Treatment Relieved
Two Year Old Child Threat-
i ened With Pneumonia.
ATLANTA. OA.-"My Utllf Kiri,
two years old, had a very deep cold,
threatened with pneumonia. Under j
advice of our physician we used <
Vick's Croup and Pneumonia Salve <
with entirely satisfactory results’’’— ;
Mrs G. H. Spears, 29 Curran Street.
We investigated and round It is un
like any other cold or croup cure. It
does away with dosing the stomach
with internal medicines, which are
slow and apt to upset the stomach.
But this remedy is simple. It has only
to be rubbed on the throat and chest
and the heat of the body releases an
tiseptic vapors which ane inhaled di
rectly to the affected parts, relieving
the worst colds overnight—croup in
fifteen minutes It also absorbs
through the skin and takes out all
Doctors are recommending Its use
3nil we find this new external vapor
treatment is for sale at all druggists
in 25c, 60c and $1.00 packages, with a
guarantee to give satisfaction or
money will he returned. No matter
how severe an attack of croup or how
stubborn the cold this new treatment
affords almost instant relief. Moth
ers should always keep this simple
remedy on hand. It is good for the
Atlanta. On.. April 24. 1913 “When
1 received the samples <>f Resinol
Soap and Resinol Ointment my face
was covered with pimples which de
fied other creams, soaps and cos
metics They were a source of con-
stunt humiliation to me. coming in
contact with many strangers as I do,
as a business woman.
•'By the time 1 had finished a cake
of Resinol Soap and half a jar of
Resinol Ointment, my skin was soft
as velvet, and as smooth. My friends
were stunned, anil every one asked
me what 1 had done. When l told
them. 1 think they hardly believed it,
for the transformation was simply
"Since then 1 have been using Resi
nol s< ;p and shall never bo without it
again, f- v 1 have learned the delights
of a clear, soft, beautiful complex
ion that may 1m attained by its con
stant US'; (Signedl Miss E I'. Gad
dis. 284 South Pryor Street
Fat eight** yeere Resinol has been
a doctor’s prescription and household
remedy for skin troubles, wounds.
(14 - L
d $11 and Resinol
.ill druggists. For
•ith booklets, write
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The first contestants entered in the American-Georgian
Pony Outfit Contest made it clear that there is to he no lack of interest.
“We intend to win,” was the slogan that accompanied nomination blanks
received all day yesterday.
Any white boy or girl can enter this contest, whether living in Atlanta
or the out-of-town territory that the Georgian and Sunday American are
The plan, for distribution of prizes and the contest rules are published
herewith. Every contestant should read them carefully.
Subscription blanks and printed instructions for the use of contestants
will be ready within a few days.
Eight ponv outfits will be given away to white boys and girls
in Atlanta and suburbs.
The distribution will be made as follows:
One pony outfit to the boy or girl receiving the greatest number
of votes in each of the following districts:
District No. 1—East of Marietta Street and West of Edgewood Av
enue, from Georgia Railroad right-of-way to city limits.
District No. 2 East of Piedmont Avenue and West of Edgewood
Avenue, from Georgia Railroad right-of-way to city limits. In
cludes Druid Hills, Edgewood, Kirkwood and Decatur.
District No. 3—South of Edgewood Avenue and East of South
Boulevard to city limits. East and South. Includes South Kirk
wood and Ormewood.
District No. 4—West of South Boulevard and East of South Pry
or from Georgia Railroad right-of-way to city limits. Includes
South Atlanta and Lakewood Heights.
District No. 5 -West of South Pryor to Central of Georgia right-
of-way. West of railroad to include Oakland City. Fort Mc
Pherson. East Point, College Park. Egan and Hapewell.
District No. 6—West of Central of Georgia right-of-way to city
limits, from West Hunter Street South to Oakland City.
District No. 7—North of West Hunter Street and West of Ma
rietta Street to city limits, North and West.
One pony outfit to the carrier or newsboy employed by THE
GEORGIAN and HEARST’S SUNDAY AMERICAN receiving the
greatest number of votes cast for newsboys and carriers.
Four prize pony outfits will be given to Out-of-town boys and
girls. They will he distributed as follows:
Two pony outfits will be given.to the white boys or girls in the
State of Georgia, outside of Atlanta and suburbs, who receive the
greatest number’.of votes and next greatest number, respectively.
One outfit will be given to the white boy or girl receiving the
greatest number of votes cast for contestants outside of the State
of Georgia, anywhere that THE GEORGIAN and HEARST’S
SUNDAY’ AMERICAN are sold.
One outfit will be given to the out-of-town agent employed by
THE GEORGIAN and HEARST’S SUNDAY AMERICAN who re
ceives the greatest number of votes cast for agents.
Nominations for contestants will be received during the period
beginning Monday, April 28th, and concluding at midnight, Sat
urday, May 31st.
Voting coupons will appear daily in THE GEORGIAN and in
every issue of HEARST’S SUNDAY AMERICAN, beginning with
THE GEORGIAN’S issue of Thursday, May 1st, and concluding
with THE GEORGIAN'S issue of Thursday, July 31st. The con
test will close at midnight July 31st.
THE GEORGIAN’S Daily vote coupons will count for five votes
each, and THE SUNDAY’ AMERICAN vote coupons for fifteen
votes each in favor of the contestant whose names they bear.
Votes will be credited for paid-in-advance subscriptions re
ceived, according to the folowing table:
Subscriptions By Mail or *
Delivered by Delivered by Votes.
City Carrier. Out-of-town Agt.
Daily and Sunday, 1 year. $6.20
Daily and Sunday, 6 months 3.10
Daily and Sunday 3 months 1.56
Daily and Sunday, 1 month 55
Daily only, 1 year 5.20
Daily only, 6 months 2.60
Daily only, 3 months 1.3ft
Daily only, 1 month 45
Sunday only, 1 year 2.00
Sunday only, 6 months 1,00
Sunday only, 3 months 50
Sunday only, 1 month 2Q
The above vote credits will apply to
subscription arrearages or for a term
old subscribers who pay
in advance as well as to
No vote credit will be issued for subscriptions for less than
orfe month nor more than two years.
In the event of a Lie vote for any of the ponv outfit prizes,
the contestants so tying will each receive a pony outfit.
Vote coupons clipped from THE GEORGIAN and SUNDAY’
AMERICAN must be voted within fifteen days from date of issue.
Coupons that are more than fifteen days old will not be credited
to any contestant.
Except for the separate prizes offered to THE GEORGIAN
and HEARST’S SUNDAY AMERICAN carriers, newsboys ami
out-of-town agents, no employee of these newspapers, nor any
member of an employee’s family will be eligible as a contestant.
If you know some bright
boy or girl who would like to
own a handsome pony, cart
and harness, send us his or
her name on this
Only one Nomination Blank
can be voted for any contest
I nominate, as a candidate in The Hearst’s Sunday American
and Atlanta Georgian Pony Outfit Contest:
GOOD FOR 1,000 VOTES
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