ALIEN BILL AS
President Not to Bother Further
With Question Unless Japan
MEASURE WILL BE PASSED
California’s Governor, in State
ment, Says Bryan’s Protest
Will Go Unheeded.
WASHINGTON. April 10.—So f* *r
an the White House Is concerned the
Jaran-California question Is closed
and Mr. Bryan will be recalled in a
President Wilson to-day said he will
1 alee no further action with regard to
the alien land law in California un
less Japan brings great pressure to
bear on Washington.
Insomuch as the bill which wtll
paes the California Legislature to
morrow Is reported by Secretary
Bryan to be in accord with all eaiat-
ing treaties with Japan It Is not seen
here how the Tokio government can
object consistently to the enactment
of this measure.
Should there be any such protest,
however, this Government will refer
It to the regular channels of the
Slate Department, and If damages
are awarded by a court, of claims will
pay them as it did In the case of the
Italian murders In New Orleans in
i lit early nineties.
Bill to Pass Despite
SACRAMENTO, April 30— Bo far
as the results of last night's confer
ence between Wtlliam J. Br.van and
the California legislators are con
cerned. they have not advanced the
raute of the President and h1s Secre
tary of State an inch.
When the conference was over there
was a general knowledge that the
anti-alien bill prepared by Attorney
General Webb, under the eye of the
Got ernor. and w r ith the advice at that
Governor’s confidential friend*, will
be passed by the Legislature and
promptly signed by Governor John
The Governor to-day dictated a
statement to the effect that confer
ences with Secretary Bryan are over
and that the time for passing the law
has come. He said:
■ The conferences between the Sec
retary of State and Legislature were
ronciuded last night. We were de
lighted with Mr. Bryan and all that
be said was given the most attentive
and respectful consideration. Every
opportunity was accorded him. a«d
the conference closed only when he
-anted he had nothing further to say.
No Desire to Embarrass U. S.
“The members of the Government
of California with unanimity ex
pressed themselves as desiring to aid
the national Government and In no
wise to embarrass it. The spirit per
vading the meetings was one of
friendly co-operation and full of pa
I think the majority of the legis
lators felt, and I certainly do myself,
that no sufficient reason has thus far
been presented to cause California to
halt in any contemplated legislation,
if any law be enacted, it may be safe
ly asserted, treaty obligations will be
Japanese Not Singled Out.
The Japanese will not be singled
out by any act. The classification
made by the naturalization laws of
nation, established by the Consti
tution of California, and sanctioned
bv the laws of other States, will prob-
ably be followed.
"This, of course, it is our legal and
mura i right to do, and such enactment
h California can not justly and log-
i C'... either offensive or discrim
Significance was seen to-day In the
a of the State Senate In adopting
a- a substitute for the pending land
bill the one prepared by Attorney
General Webb. The bill was adopted
after Secretary Bryan had Informed
the legislator* that the bill was not
satis fa:'or ’o President Wilson.
Says State Insulted Wilson.
SACRAMENTO, April 30.—"It does
not require much courage to pick
quarrel when some one else will have
the burden of maintaining the con-
wjjjg statement was made to-day by
'state Senator W. S. Wright a Re
publican and a member of the ad
ministration majority in the Califor-
* Senator V, right de-
epposed to the anti-
pending before the
Forecast—Fair to-night.and Thursday.
Temperatures—8 a. m., 60; 10 a. m.,
68; 12 noon, 71; 2 p. m., 76; sunrise,
4:49; sunset, 6:21.
VOL. XI. NO. 230.
CENTS EVERYWHERE p ^°
IE INTEND II
in; sal pony
Contenders in Georgian-Surtday
American Race for Twelve
CHILDREN ARE ALL AGOG
Opportunity to See “Butterfly on
the Wheel” Free Also Serves
to Arouse Interest.
“Ws imend to win!”
Every contestant who has entered
The Georgian and Sunday American
race for the twelve beautiful Shet
land ponies announces hia or her de
termination to win.
That is the right spirit, of course.
No uae entering unless you intend to
But don’t lei the ambitions of oth
ers deter you from trying your skill.
Tour determination may be just as
strong—may be stronger than those
already In the race
Particulars of The Georgian and
American's ponv contest are an
nounced again to-day.
And have you seen the picture
of one of the ponies? Did you
ever see a sturdier, more intelligent,
more serviceable little animal por
trayed? Well, the other eleven are
just as attractive, and the carts are
just the sort auch fine animals are
proud to pull.
Naturally the children of Atlanta
are ail astir.
Children Win Parent Over.
“My children ave been teasing me
for a pony eve since they’ve been
old enough to think of such things.’'
said a prominent business man yes
terday. ‘‘Since The Georgian and
Sunday American have been announc
ing free ponies and carta the young-
stere won't let me rest. 1 guess I’ll
have to let them try.”
Here will be keen contenders—
children who have wanted a pony
ever since they w«re old enough to
think of such thing**. There are hun
dreds of children in Atlanta who have
felt just that way. Scores of them
will enter the contest.
So send in the nomination blank,
which 1* good for 1.000 votes at the
atari; begin saving the vote coupons
from The Georgian and American
from Thursday on, and start at once
getting your friends to subscribe for
The Georgian and Sunday American.
On another page you will And the
limits of the city districts, and the
particular# for out-of-town contest
ants, together with the scale of voting
strength the subscription!* for various
periods of time give you credit for in
Worth while work, worth while
prise#—you can t afford to stay out of
the pony outfit, contest, if you love
ponies—and who doesn’t?
Frse Theater Tickets.
‘‘The Butterflj' on the Wheel' is
continuing to draw crowds to the At
No, this bit of type has not strayed
by accident out of the theatrical col
umn. It belongs here.
The point Is, the crowds goiqg to
the Atlanta Theater this week to see
‘‘The Butterfly on the Wheel.” played
by Miss Billy Long's stock company,
are paying for their peats, and they
come away feeling that it is money
well spent for el£an and clever amuse
You. as a reader of The Georgian
and Sunday American, may go free of
ail charge. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of this week, and on Sun
day. will appear in The Georgian and
The Sunday American consecutive
coupons, numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Clip
them out. save them and mail them to
our offices with a stamped and self-
addressed envelope. In return, you
will get a reserved seat for a per
formance at the Atlanta Theater.
The Miss Billy Long stock company
is a well-balanced, competent organi
zation. giving some of the best plays
produced on Broadway in recent sea-
.fons. A chance to see the cast in
plays never before present in Atlanta
is not to be overlooked.
Please accept a good seat, with our
The Atlanta Georgian
cau lor Profit--GEORGIAN WANT ADS--Use for Resu't<:
TEACHERS TAKE TESTS
THIS WEEK FOR LICENSES
Examination of applicants for
teachers' certificates will be held at
the Boys' High School Building Fri
day and Saturday. Testa prescribed
by the County Board of Education will
The examinations will be for both
white and colored
Block New Head of
Street Car Board
The directors of the Georgia Rail
way and Electric Company to-day
elected Frank E. Block president of
the board to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Joseph T. Orme.
Frank Hawkins, of the Third Nation
al Bank, has been elected a director
Mr. Block is one of the best known j
business men in the South, having
established the Frank E. Block Com
pany and other enterprises in Atlanta
He has ueen a director of the Georgia :
Railway and Electric Company for;
WILSON COMPLETES PLAN
FOR CURRENCY REFORM
WASHINGTON, April 30.—Presi - ;
dent Wilson's currency reform bill ;
will make its appearance in concrete
form in the near future. It will rep
resent the views of the President on
what is needed to place the monetary
system of the I’nited States on a
more substantial basis.
It is confidently predicted that the
bill will not carry any provision
pledging the I’nited States to a guar
anty of bank deposits.
Newt |watchman ill the National Pencil Company’s fac
tor; who notified ijie police of the discovery of Mary Phagan's
body, told lus complete story on the stand at the coroner's inquest
Lee was on the stand for more than an hour and was plied
with questions intended to throw light on the tragedy. He re
plied to questions in a straightforward wav, and in detail his story
is subslaiitialIy tile same as lie has made to the reporters ever
since his arrest.
liis most significant answers concerned his employer, Leo M.
Frank, superintendent of the factory. Lee said that when he re
port'd al I o'clock for work, Frank told him to go home until 6.
He declared ibat Frank seemed excited, but added that he attrib
uted thai excitement to the fact that Frank had just discharged
John Gautl, and might have feared trouble, lie said he reported
back for work at ti o'clock and that a few hours later Frank called
him lip by phone from his home to ask him if things were all right
The witness testified that liis employer bail never done this before.
Chief of Police Heavers said that Leo M. Frank, superintend
ent of the Notional Pencil Company, would go on the stand before
the coroner’s jury probably late this afternoon.
The Chief said he could not force him to testify as lie was in
the nature of a defendant, hut Attorney Rosser said there would
he no object ion.
Newt Lee's Testimony as
He Gave It at the Inquest
A new photograph of .Mary Phagan.
AGAIN BY AUSTRIA
Foreign Office Declares Monte
negro Must Change Attitude or
Invasion Will Follow.
Special Cable to The Atlanta Georgian.
VIENNA, April 30.—The Austrian
foreign office announced to-day that
the Austrian Government would im
mediately adopt coercive measures
against the Montenegrin Government
unless there is a change of attitude at
Envoy’s Recall Is Denied.
LONDON, April 30.—A telegram
from Cettinje states that the report
that Baron Giesel VonGieslingen, I
Austrian Minister to Montenegro, had |
been recalled, is premature.
It was learned here from a semi- |
official source that Count VonBerch- 1
tholdt. Austrian Foreign Minister, has I
informed the powers that Austria will
make no overt move against Monte
negro until after the meeting of the
ambassadors here to-morrow.
A dispatch to The Neue Freie
Presse announced that Italy had
agreed to support Austria in any ac
tion the latter might take agains'
Montenegro. The possibility that
Austria may precipitate an extensive
campaign, embracing all of Western
Albania. Is growing.
City Offers $1,000 as
Phagan Case Reward
At Special Council Meeting Called
by Mayor Only One Man
At a special session of City Council
to-day, tailed by Mayor Woodward, to
give the city’s financial aid to the ap
prehension of the guilty persons in the
Mary Phagan strangling case, $1,000 was
appropriated as a reward to the person
furnishing information leading to the ar
rest of the man or men who committed
* The appropriation found one opponent
in Councilman Thomson, who said the
lure of a high award would be likely
to result in the arrest and hanging of
an innocent person who might be sworn
to his death by some one desiring the
The Councilman said he was in favor
of using the money In engaging an ad
ditional fores of expert detectives
Census Committee of Senate Gives
O. K. to Nomination of
WASHINGTON, April 30. The
nomination of Walter J. Harris, of
Georgia, to be Director of the Census,
to-day was ordered favorably report
ed by the Census* Committee. The
vote was along strict party lines.
Senator Townsend, of Michigan, on
behalf of the Republicans, will submit
a minority report.
2 LABOR EDITORS JAILED
CHARLESTON, W. VA„ April 30.
Charged with publishing an article
to'incite insurrection, Fred 11. Mur-
rick and John L. Ramsey, alleged to
be editors of The Labor Argus, were
arrested here to-day.
MRS. CANDLER'S NIECE
DEAD OF AUTO INJURIES
A! GIST A. GA , April 30 Miss Er
nestine Batey, a niece of Mrs. Asa O.
Candlt, «»f Atlanta, died here to-day
from injuries received Monday night,
when she was struck by an automobile.
GIRL'S DEATH LAID
TO FACTORY EVILS
Working Conditions Here Wrong,
Proved by Phagan Crime,
Dr. A. .J. McKelway, president pro
tern of the Southern Sociological
Congress, declared to-day that if fac
tory conditions in Atlanta were what
they should be 14-year-old Mary
Phagan never would have been slain.
‘If social conditions, if factory con
ditions in Atlanta were what they
should he here, if children of tender
years were not forced to work in
shops this flightful tragedy could not
have been enacted.” he asserted.
Dr. McKelway's remarks came in
the course of a conversation In which
he discussed at length the evils of
child labor In industrial plants and
the absolute necessity of rigid child
A reception at the Piedmont Driv
ing Club yesterday marked the close
of the four-day sessions of, the so
ciological congress in Atlanta. Dele
gates left last night and to-day for
CHRISTY CHURCHILL, LAST
OF KENTUCKY FAMILY, DIES
LEXINGTON, KY . April 30 —
Christy Churchill, the last member
of the noted Kentucky family from
which Churchill Downs received its
name, is dead here to-day. He suffer
ed an attack of pneumonia
the private race meet given by Mrs.
Clarence Lebus in Lexington last
Newt Lee, the negro night watch
man. was questioned as follows;
Q What is your name? A. Newt
Q Where do you live ' A. Rear of
40 Henrj Street.
y. What do you do? A. Night
watchman at the National Pencil
< 'oin f>H ny.
y What kind of work do you do?
A. Watch and sweep up the first floor.
y What time do you go to work?
At what time? A. Hi\ o'clock. If it
is not quite ti o'clock 1 go around and
><ee if the windows are down, if it i*
at ti I punch the clock and then go
Q. What else do you do? A. I go
aroynd all over the upstairs floors. If
I have time 1 go in the basement, hut
if not. I go in the basement after
ward It takes me 25 minutes to make
mv rounds upstairs when I hurry I
punch every half hour.
Frank Sent Him Away.
y. How man> keys have you to the
building? A. I had but one key which
unlock# the building.
Q. What time did you gd to the
building Saturday? A. Four o’clock.
y Why did you get there at that
time? A. Friday was pa\ day. and
Mr Frank told me to come at 4
o’clock Saturday, as it was Memorial
Day. When I came in he sent me
away again. When 1 went in he came
out of the outer office, rubbing his
hands, and told me he was sorry he
had brought me down so early, as I
could have been sleeping. He told
me to go back out in town and not
to get hack later than, the usual time
of ti o’clock.
y What’s on the first floor? A
Just boxes; they don't us*' it.
Doesn’t Use Elevator.
y. Where was the al valor when you
went in at 4 o’clock? A. I don't know’,
tap. because the elevator doors were
shut and you can’t tell where the ele
vator is. But the elevator is sup
posed to stay on the first floor, they
y. Is tliete a door in tin basement
at the elvator? A Yes. There’s one
that slides up, too.
y. Do you «■ er use the elevator? A.
y Do-s the machinery have to be
used for the elevator to be running
A. 1 think so.
Q. When you went upstairs ind
opened the doors on the stairway
you made some noise, didn’t you
in his office? A. No, sir.
y. Where did you go when he
told you that you could go? A. I
went right down and out the door.
I went up to Alabama Street To
Broad, and over to near Decatur
Street and Central Avenue and looked
at a medicine show a fat man was
giving for negioes.
y. What time did you go back?
A. Just a few minutes before 6.
y Did you punch at ti o'clock?
A. Just at ti. Mr. Frank came on out
and put cards in the clock. He then
went back in the office ahd I went
• While 1 w as there Mr. Gantt .came
from across* the street and said he
wanted to get a pair of shoes. I told
him I couldn’t let him in, and he asked
if Mr. Frank was there. I told hi
yes, and that I would go get him. ,
Frank Looked Frightened.
• At this time Mr. Frank came dow
ami looked a bit frightened. I think
he looked that way because Mr. Frank
had discharged Mr. Gantt and thought
Mr. Gantt might start some trouble.
Mr. Gantt told him he wanted his
shoes and Mr. 1-Yank, after talking a
few minutes, told me to go up there
with them. I did, and we found the
shoes* where he had said they were.
He asked me for some paper and
twine and wrapped the shoe# up. He
asked me if he could use the tele
phone He called up some lady and
said he wouldn’t be out until 9 o’clock.
He then w*ent downstairs and out of
the building. I locked the door be
hind him and saw’ him go up the
Watched Gantt Go Out.
y What did you do then? A I
watched Gantt as ire went out and
then I punched the clock for 6:30.
y. Did you see Gantt at 4 o’clock?
y. When Mr. Frank came and met
Gantt, did you go right upstairs? A.
y. Where was Mr. Frank? A. I
y. Did you lock the door? A. I un
locked the door and let Gantt out.
y Where were you when Mr Frank
cam ? A. We were all on the outside
when Mr. Frank gave Gantt permis
sion and I went in with Mr. Gantt.
Q. Did you go to the toilet and ma
chinery room at 4 o’clock? A. No,
Q. Is there a carpet or a rug
the floor in, Mr. Frank’s office?
Georgia Railway and Electric Direct
ors Elect Well-Known Atlanta
Decatur Girls and
4,000 Cans and Bottles Are Gathered
in Effort to Make Spotless
Five school boys. Albert Bangs,
George Hollingsworth, Nathaniel
Pratt, McKinney Gash and Clarence
Hinton, w'orklng like beavers, re
moved about 4,000 discarded tin can-
and old bottles from the landscape of
the municipality of Decatur in the
“Clean-up Day” campaign conducted
by the city's Board of Trade.
Not to be outdone by the boys, five
girls. Dora Mayme Cole, Adelaide
McLennan, Mildred Garwood, P'rances
Mason and Annie May McCrary, got a
total number of tiSfc ctaftll-up pledges
from Decatur citizens
The “Clean-up Day” program was
completed last night with satisfactory
Danger in Louisiana
Flood District Grows
Hundreds of Miles Inundated by
8,000-foot Crevasse in Levee
NATCHEZ, MISS., April 3u.-~The
flood situation throughout this section
was very grave to-day.
I’nited States engineers, with a
force of 800 men, at daybreak at
tempted to block up the break in the
crevasse which now is 8,000 feet wide
and through which the overflow wa
ters of the St John River are rushing,
flooding hundreds of miles of farming
A dispatch from Remy, La., said
that despite the efforts of more than
workmen, the weakened levees
crumbling and it was expected
would collt*pse before nightfall.
Events of Day
at Pencil Plant
$100 for Pupils for
Swat the Fly Essay
Chamber of Commerce’s Prize Con- |
test Open to All Atlanta
The Chamber of Commerce to-dny
offered a prize of $100 for the best
composition written by an Atlanta
school child on the “Prevention of the
Breeding of Flies.” All school chil
dren are eligible and the essay may
be as long or as short as desired.
The prize was offered at the request
of President Wilmer Moore of tht
Chamber of Commerce and Dr.
Claude A. Smith, city bacteiibligist.
Dr. Smith, who has made an ex
tensive study of the fly, has pr. -
pared an instructive exhibit, depict
ing the fly from the time the egg is
laid until full grown. These exhibits
are put up in glass rube# and will
be shown in every school building in