THE ATLANTA GEORGIAN AND NEWS. WEDNESDAY. APRIL HO, 1013.
Aldermen Accused by McClelland
Tell Own Stories — None
Acts as Prosecutor.
Council'll probe of the McClelland
graft charges probably will be con
cluded tills afternoon. Alderman John
E. McClelland liab completed his case,
but declines to act as prosecutor;
Assistant City Attorney W. D. Ellis,
Jr., the city’s legal representative
In the matter, has made it clear that
ha does not intend to appear in such
a role, and the investigating commit
tee ha* been content to allow the wit
nesses to tell their own stories.
The defendants, however, are repre
sented by able lawyers, Aldine Cham
bers acting for James W. Maddox,
and Luther Z, Rosser for Aldermen
L N. Ragsdale and F. J. Spratling.
When Attorney Rosser demanded
more definite proof from Alderman
McClelland, Attorney Charles T. Hop
kins. representing Alderman Mc
Clelland, made It clear that the com
mittee had the power to obtain all
tjie books and records bearing on the
Furnishes New Sensation.
While on the stand yesterday aft
ernoon Alderman John E. McClel
land gave a new twist to his sensa
tional accusations. He was telling
the committee that Alderman F. J.
Spratling himself had confessed to
borrowing money from near-beer
‘•Didn’t Alderman- Spratling tell
you that as a friend and ih confi
dence?” asked Attorney Rosser.
“Yes.” answered Alderman Mc
Clelland, “but his conduct since ab
solved me from any obligation.’’
“Didn't you and Alderman Sprat
ling always vote the same on these
“Aldine Chambers always told him
how to vote,” answered Alderman Mc
Clelland. "My information is that
Aldine Chambers is attorney for the
Attorney Rosser demanded specific;
details. Alderman McClelland finally
declined to give them. Later Aldine
< hambers gave out this written state
"Alderman McClelland is both men
tally and physically so diseased and
deranged as to be totally Irresponsi
ble. If any able-bodied man will
make such a statement 1 will call
him a liar so quick it will make his
Winn Tells of Discoveries.
Former Mayor Winn took the stand
end told how he had found Alderman
Maddox at work on a city sewage
disposal plant. He said he dismissed
the matter when City Attorney James
L. Mayson ruled that the Alderman
was within his legal rights.
He next told how he had discovered
that Alderman Spratling had bor
rowed money from near-beer dealers.
Hs said that Alderman Spratling had
asked to be appointed chairman of
the police committee, and that lie had
decided to appoint him, although he
had never told Alderman Spratling
"When I discovered these' debts I
celled Alderman Spratling to my of
fice and told him I could not ap
Chester A. Dady. city sewer con
tractor, said that he had a written
contract with Alderman J. W. Maddox
for excavation work. He. promised
to produce it.
The case of Alderman T. N. Rags
dale, charged with buying horses and
mules for the city, will be taken up
New Jersey Bishop
Selects Own Grave
Then, Although in the Best of
Health, He Places Order for His
TRENTON. X. J-. April 30. Al
though the Rt. Rev. James A. Mc-Faul,
Roman Catholic Bishop of the Dio< e*
•f Trenton, is enjoying good health,
he has selected his grave and given
a stonecutter an order for a tomb
The Bis'hop went to Lawrencevillo
and visited the Home for Aged Wom
en. He suddenly stopped in front of
Morris Hall, and said, "Here is where
] want to be buried." Several priests
and laymen laughed, but the Bishop
said he was not jesting, that his re
gard for the home was such that he
wanted to be buried in front of it
when he died.
Four Big Topics for
Americans in Congress in St. Louis
To-morrow Hope to Shape The
ST. LOUIS. April 30.—Four mat.
lets of worldwide importune.; wilt l>r
considered at the fourth American
Peace Conference, which will begin
here to-morrow. They arc
A world court of arbitration: lim
itation. of armament: Anglo-A mi cl
ean peace centenary: Panama Cana!
•We are trying to havy the con
gress influence the program of the
next Hague Conference in 1915." Pro
fessor Manley O. Hudson, chairman
cf the Program Committee, has an
Pair Held iu $16,500
Life Insurance Fraud
J. C. La France, and Wife, of Marsh
field. Ore., Charged With Sub
MARSHFIELD, ORE., April 30.-J.
C. La France an 1 wife ar^ under ar
rest at Coqullle, charged wMh insur
La France Is r.lleged to have in
sured his lift* fo.* $10,000 ij^ the Pos
lal Life Com pan,, of New York, and
$6,500 in other companies, and to
have gone on a hunting trip on the
CMackanms River. A few months
later a decomposed body was identi
fied as that of La France.
After the insurant had been, paid
to the wife It was discovered^ it Is
charged, that La France had passed
off another’s body as his own.
Wins Widow He Told
of Husband's Death
Commander H. G. McFarland Mar
ries Former Wife of Hero of
WASHINGTON, April 30.—Com
mander H. G. MacFarland who bore
the npw* o^the death of Lieut. John
Melton Hudgins to his widow, won
the hand of Mrs. Hudgins and- they
were married in St. Thomas’s Church,
New York City to-day.
i Lieutenant Hudgins was the hero
of the Krarsarge disaster and died
while trying to . ave- the men under
his command. Jfi« widow is the
daughter of Mrs. Francis Bergerman.
a social leader of Washington, and
heiress to a large fortune. Lieuten
ant and Mrs. Hudgins had one son,
Jack, who will be a page, at his
mother’s second wedding next week.
—in the— .,■■■
TO FIX VALUES
Howard M. Jones, of Nashville.
Only Southerner on Commis
sion Appointed by U. S.
WASHINGTON, April -30 -The. per
sonnel of the hoard of engineers ap
pointed by the Interstate Commerce
Commission to assist in formulating
plans , for 4he physical valuation of
railroads was announced to-dky.
It is composed of R. A. Thompson,
now with the California Railroad
Commission; Professor W. D. Penc e,
State Engineer of the Wisc onsin Rail
road and Tax Commission; J. S. Wor
ley, of Kansas City, Mo., a consult
ing engineer in private practice;
Howard M. Jones, of Nashville, Tenn.,
consulting engineer in private prac
tice, and E. F. Wendt, of Pittsburg,
Pa., president of the American So
ciety of Civil Engineers-and how in
charge of the engineering, work of
the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad.
Efforts are being made through the
War Department to have an army
engineer designated for service with
The board will have charge of car
rying out the actual work of valuing
railroad properties and at the same
time make such recommendations to
the commission as it deems necessary
in expediting the work.
. 3 g. S. SAILORS DROWNED.
LOS ANGELES, April 30,—Three
sailors were drowned- when a launch
Worn the IT. 3. Maryland capsized
near the beach at Venice, a resort
Brain Food Ordered Mail Orders Invited. Out-of-town customers van share in this sale
for Harvard Students
Oatmeal and Rice Replace Pies,
Charlotte Russe and Cake on
Memorial Hall Menu.
BOSTON. April 30.—Remarkable to
say, it is deemed necessury for Har
vard students to build up their brains.
To this end the Harvard Dining As
sociation. which caters for 1,200 stu
dents in Memorial Hull, has tabooed
pies, cake, pudding, charlotte russe
and all .such cner\atlng arid brain-
In their place the menu offers for
dessert et the noonday and twilight
meals preparations of thought-stimu
lating oatmeal and ice. It is very
noticeable that the men who stand
loweiif In their classes pa«s their
plates for a second helping.
On Darden Appeal
Convicted Slayer of Goddard Awaits
Transfer to State. Farm or
Elmer T. Darden, .sentenced to three
years’ imprisonment for slaying i\ M.
Goddard, to-day is awaiting an order
from the Prison Commission which
will send him to one of the State
farms, or the State penitentiary.
His attorneys, who had said the>
would appeal the case if Darden was
found guilty of murder, or sentenced
to ten years or more, had not decided
to-day whether they would take' an
appeal to a higher court.
“Th* Bast FIrUMii* nod Eftltrf-
Ino That Can Ba PraduaedV
Kastman Filroa ana com
plete stock amateur tupplloa.
Quick mall sarvice for out of-tx->vrn cuattiuor*.
Send for Catalog and Price List.
A. K. HAWKES CO. K D ° e °A K
14 Whitehall St.. Atlanta. Q>.
TRAVELED FAR TO END HIS
LIFE.—When Max Beaver, of Daven
port, Iowa, - umbrella roepder, was
fished out of the water he told Chi
cago policemen that he came all he
Way from his Iowa home to commit
suicide in Lake Michigan.
PREFERRED WIFE TO A AIL,—
Enable to pay $50 .w hich Mrs. Rachael
Sparks. 50, charged he had stolen]
from her. Frank G. Girard, 56. Lex
ington, Ky., offered himself to her in
stead. She accepted and the tWo
FATALLY HURT A VOIDING |
KILLING CAT. -Turning out to avoid I
running down a cat, George J.urtkel,
of Chicago, wrecked his motorcycle.
Mary Shannon, aged 19. telephone
operator.• who was riding on the back
seat of the machine, was fatally hurt.
The cat was uninjured.
EIGHTEEN WORDS IN HIS WILL.
Roland Jacobs, of Chicago, who died
just before his college career began,
disposed of $1,200, which he had
saved, in an eighteen-word will, leav
ing the money to his father, brother
“LOVE’S LABOR LOST:" "Neither
of us wanted to get married anyhow.
If the dollar is returnable, send it to
her." This request was attached to
a marriage license which was return
ed to the county clerk’s otlice in New
York City by the near bridegroom.
The fee wasn’t returnable.
PRIZE BULL BRINGS $3,000.—
John Arfman, of Middletown, N. Y.,
sold a 6-week-old Holstein hull calf
to Dr. B. B. Cann, of Scranton, Pa.,
for the record pr>ce of $3,090* The
sire of the calf is the $10,000 bull
"King ALcartra,” whose dam, "E. I£.
Alcartra,” has a record of over 20
pounds of butter in seven days and
producing over 15,000 pounds of milk
in a year.
CAN’T MAKE FEET BEHAVE —
“Every time I hear ragtime music I
have to take an extra grip on my
self to keep my feet still,” said the
Rev. Arthur Popleman. of Philadel
phia, at the County Christian En
deavor Convention at Atlantic City,
N. J. "If writers of. ragtime music
would stop putting questionable
words to their lyrics their genres
would live fo'reyer.”
III FIVE MINUTES
Help Comes Quickly When Hyo-
mei Is Used for Catarrh.
Quick relief comes Troth . the
Hyomei treatment lor catarrh and
all troubles of the breathing or
gans, such as stopped-up head,
sniffles or morning choking. Put
a few drops of liquid Hyomei in
the pocket inhaler that comes with ;
every outfit, and before you have
used the treatment five, minutes ;
you will notice relief from your
•It "gives a-tonie healing effect to 1
the air you breathe, kills the ea- !
tarrhaj gerins, stops the poisonous ■
secretions, .soothes the irritated !
mucous membrane .and makes a
marked improvement in the gen- ,
| ehii health.
Hyomei is not a cure-all; it has* !
hut one aim, the relief of catarrh ;
! and diseases of the breathing or- ,
gans. When there is no catarrh. ;
! the general health is improved, for !
then nature has a chance to build]
up the entire system.
If you suffer from offensive ]
breath, raising of mucus, frequent <
sneezing, husky voice, discharge ]
from the nbs'e,' droppings in : the <
throat, loss of strength, spasmodic ]
coughing and feeling of. tightness <
across the upper part of the chest. ]
or any other symptoms of ca- <
tarrh. use Hyomei at once. It will ]
destroy the disease germs in the <
no - . throat and lungs, and give J
a quick and permanent relief.
Hyomei does not contain cocaine j
or any habit-forming dnigt The <
complete Outfit costs $1.00; extra j
bottles if later needed, 50 cents, <
It won t take long for you to
discover the reason for our immense
shoe business. Just one visit to our
Shoe Department, and you 11 know.
All the prefered styles, with a com
plete range of sizes and widths, and
salesmen who know how to fit make
it easy and pleasant to huy your
The pictures show th ree of the
pretty styles that women favor th is
The new Colonial Pump in Dull
or Patent Kad with light turn or
medium welted sole with small tongue
and covered huckle, Louis or Cuban
Heel- -nothing prettier has been de
veloped among new styles $5 pr.
The new this season s models in
pumps now so much sought for may
be had here in all the popular leathers
and fabrics, with light or medium
soles, high, narrow or low broad
heels . $4 pr.
Smart button Oxfords, ano ther
favored style this season that makes
an attractive street or semi-dress shoe
for afternoon wear, are here in all
leathers Kuds, Gun Metal, Tans
and Patents, with high or low
heels $3.50 pr.
Th is hut a few of many new
styles. All worth seeing.
Annual May Silk Clearance
Wherein We Distribute New and Fashionable Silks
a[ Saving 0/ an Average Half
Rich s Annual May Silk Clearance starts to-rnorrovv at 8;30 s harp.
This is not a sale of shelf-weary tag ends, “buyer’s mistakes," tender silks nor off shades. It is
just the reverse—a sale of all the year round staple grades and silks highest in Fashion’s favor.
Planned originally to profit by trade conditions—to help manufacturers and jobbers dispose of
their surplus stocks, this May Sale has grown to he the largest trade movement of its kind in the South.
Manufacturers and jobbers recognize it—they know that no lot of silks is too large for us to
handle if style, quality and prices are right. So we get first choice of their surplus stocks—it saves them
time and “peddling around."
Fuliv three-fourths of the silks in this sale are such surplus stocks—secured by our buyer on his
special New York trip—and offered to-morrow for the very first time.
The other siiks come from our own select stock—silks which have been selling freely at their full
price of a third to a half more than to-morrow’s figure
$3.50 Chiffon Cloths $1.39
Imported chitt'on cloths, the choicest product of the
French looms. Soft and sheer with deep borders of
Bulgarian, floral, marline and futurist patterns. Im
pressionistic designs now the rage in New York, deep
satin borders, the color combinations leave description
dumb. Colors run the gamul of the color card. 44-inch.
$1 & $1.25 Fancy Taffetas
(Left Annex, Main Floor, at 8:30)
$3.50 French Silk Voile $1.29
A dream of loveliness. One-half will he as sheer as
gossamer, the other of errpe meteor or the beautiful
Calot salin. Some have peacock stripes, others are in
allovcr Persian patterns, slill others are Dolly Madison
or floral designs. Wonderful possibilities for stunning
Soft fashionable taffetas in
the pretty Dolly Madison and
spaced floral designs, stripes,
warp prints, jacquards and
changeable styles. L’l and 27 inclie:
New $1 Messalines at
85c Silk Foulards at
40 pieces from the most fa- ^
mous manufacturer in Amer- C „
ieu. Spot proof from rain or
water. The 40 pieces include
the fashionable space designs, dots, con
ventional patterns, etc. About every
conceivable <*olor, including black and
The ever-favore d all silk
messalines in a wonderfully
soft, supple quality, 20 full
pieces, including the leading
stri'et and evening shades: 22. 21 and 27
Trimmings : Half Price
Three big lots
All just half.
»f bands and fringes, gold.
*d crystal, chenille, etc.
$1 Chiffon Taffetas at
A beautiful quality of
pliant chiffon taffeta for
all dress purposes. Retails
everywhere tit $1 a yard. Sol
i<l colors or changeable*, ‘26 inches
$1 Yard-wide Black Taffeta
This is our famous “Yellow
Edge’* which we always sell
at $1. As long as 10 pieces
last the price is 77c.
60c for our famous she "Purple Edge”
yard-wide black taffeta. Just in pieces.
$2.50 and $3.00 Bordered
Solid color chiffons with single or double satin
stripe borders, navy, brown. Copenhagen, light blue,
pink, grey, tan, violet,wistaria, amethyst, taupe, navy,
black and white.
$1.50 to $2.25 Chiffon Taffetas 88c
A tremendous assortment of fine^chiffon taffetas in
about every conceivable street and evening shade. (No
black or white.) All a full yard wide. Not a piece in
the lot that formerly sold for less than $1.50: many
worth $1.75 to $2.25. Choice Hite.
£ $1.50 Imp. Black Foulard
A beautiful quality of im- _
ported French foulard* won C'l ~ %
derfull.v soft and pliable.
will drape delightfully. 42
inches wide. Black only.
75c to $1.50 Chiffons, Etc.
One big lot of chiffons, ^
chiffon cloths and nets, light
and dark colors, some slight'
lv soiled, others in odd
shades, white nets included. 4 1 inches
wide, formerly 7.V. $1, $1.25 and $1.50;
$1.50 White Pongee at
All silk white Arab pongee
for coats and
27 inches wide.
$1.49 for $2.25 Auto
pongee family, for coals
Cloth, of the
etc., yard wide.
$1.50 Lining Satin at
Splendid grade of white
lining satin, yard wide. firm,
and closely woven, but pliant
$1.50 Silk and Wool Crepe
$1.50 Silk Suiting at 89c
A feature of the sale. These silks come from the
most prominent silk specialist in America a man who
brings out more than half of the season's best sellers.
Here are fine silk serges, wide diagonals, beautiful
broches, very fine needle twills—all the silks that are
in high favor for fine suitings and street dresses. In
solid colors and neat designs. Wide color assortment
of 22 pieces, 24 inches wide. •
$1 and $1.25 Fancy
Soft free flowing messalines in warp prints, neat
floral patterns, Jacquard designs, hair line and Pe
kin stripes, changeable effects, etc. Wide color range.
24 and 27 inches.
Imported soft, crinkly ___
crepe that drapes with elas- 1|
sir a race. Warp of pure M CT
thread silk, ti llfhg of finest
Australian wool. A lovely fabric that
combines beauty and service. Navy, tan,
amethyst, turquoise, grey. 44 incites.
$1 Black Messaline at
Customers will recognize
i his instantly as our "Yellow
Edge.” the ln*sr yard wide
black messaliue in the city
for $1. 10 full pieces of it go in th** May
Clearance at 70c.
$1.25 Silk Crepe Taffeta 69c
Something new—shown for the first time this sea
son. Soft crinkly crepe with the sturdy wearing qttal
itiesofa taffeta, all the leading street and evening
shades, 27 inches
$1.50 Tussah Crepe de Chine $1.19
The season's novelty. Combines the soft delightful
qualities of a clingy crepe de chine with the striking
rough appearance of the Tussah silks. Very smart.
Navy, black, Copenhagen, Alice, cafe an lait, tan,
brown, reseda. Note the width, 56 inches.
85c & $1 Spotproof Foulards 69c \
The same standard qualities that retai 1 everywhere
at 85c, and $1. More than 75 pieces in every desirable
color. Some with two tone dots or floral designs, geo
metrical figures, etc., 24 inches. Don’t miss this.
5 59c Colored Messalines at
rut 10 pieces of 19-inch ry /\
■nsulines, chiefly in the w X <f~*
:ht colors. v nj V
$1 Colored Messalines at
$1 Kimono Silks at
Fine quality kimono silks _ __
in tlural, Dolly Varilen and
characteristic' kimono ]«it
terns. Has a rich satin fin
ish. Itlue. rose, violet, purple, tan and
black grounds with contrasting colors.
24 and 27-inch colored and
changeable menwillnes in
light and dark colors. Fine
soft. fm» flowing quality.
Silk Ratines Reduced
Just five piece!
plain weaves and mat*
Clearing $2 Woolens at 69c
One big table of fine wool-
ens in serges, tweeds, novel-
ties, vigereaux. English suit- lj?f
ings. crashes, etc., all short
length of 2 to 10 yards. Many are the
bent of this season’s styles—for liest,
pieces sell first -in light and dark colors.
H to 56 inches wide. Former prices $1.50.
$2 and $2.50. (’hoice, the yard. 69c.
Good-bye to Dress Patterns
With a very few exceptions every silk dress pattern
in stock has had its price lowered a half or more.
Many of these are the exclusive patterns we import direct,
olhers are silks too expensive to meet the
popular taste and purse.. There are jacquard crepe de
chines, Calot. satins in Cubist and Bakun patterns, em
broidered chiffons, maliilasse, sold and silver tabrtes em
broldered in black satin, crepe chiffons, brocaded crepe <l>-
Chiefly in one of a kind, some better sellers than oth
ers, which accounts for a $25 pattern selling in one in
stance for $6.95 and in another at $9.95. Ail the patterns
grouped variously under these three prices:
*2.') to $45 silk patterns $13.95
*20 to silk patterns $9.95
$15 to $25 silk patterns $6.95
59c All Silk Foulards 33c
This is great. These are the all silk foulards which
many stores feature as great values at 5de. We have
(15 full pieces in spaced floral designs, stripes, dots and
conventional patterns. Chiefly white designs on navy.
Copenhagen, brown, Ian, grey, and black grounds.
$1 Firm Dress Taffetas 59c
A soft lively silk, firm but supple with wonderful
raping qualities. One of the finest dress taffetas in
market to-day: retails at all the better stores for
Solid colors in white, light blue, Alice, navy, gen
darme. Copenhagen, violet, lilac, tan, red, garnet, rese
da, maze, pink, grey, etc., and the same combinations
and colors in elmngeablex. 27 inches.
New $1.50 Wash Silks at 89c
Check these silks when they go to the laundry.
Note that they wash and wear as well as linens of the
same texture, for they are pure silk, sans zinc, sans tin,
:,nns gum or loading of any kind, just beautiful silks in
beautiful patterns for shirt waists, shirts and dresses.
Black and colored stripes on white grounds and some
all colored. 52 inches wide.
$2 All Wool Crashes at 89c
Beautiful qualities, soft, medium u’eight woolens for
suits and skirts, 56 inches wide. Grey, tan, fawn, blue.
RICH & BROS. CO. W 52-56 Whitehall Street
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