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The Atlanta Georgian.
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soended, but the glory belongs to our ancestera.”
Mr. Alexander and Mr. Fleming.
The Honorable Hooper Alexander contributes to our
column* today hla reasons for protesting against Mr.
Fleming's speech at Athena.
And Mr. Alexander's reasons, are always both Inter
esting und Important. We commend them to dud eon-
They do not, however, convince ita that Mr. Fleming
bns been guilty of either unfairness or Impropriety: His
speech and Ita theme were decided upon long before
the disfranchisement question became so "acute'* In
Cct&gia politics as It la today, and we repeat that the
Judgment and tact of Walter Hill and William Flaming
In that hour were much more likely to be Impartial
and correct than the judgment of Hooper Alexander,
the honest but flery partisan of this hour.
It It onr apprehension that Mr. Alexander In Ills
eager championship of a candidate Is Inclined to magnify
in this matter the fortune* of the candidate to tba sub
ordination of the Issues of the campaign. The anocess
or failure of Mr. Hoke Smith or of Mr. Clark Howell In
the campaign la not a matter of approximate Importance
to the greater question whether negro dlefranchlaement
and revised freight rates shall prevail.
The lasue of disfranchisement Is Indeed "acute,"
but Us very “acuteness* demand! the dissemination of
every honest view and of avary essential fact that can
be put before the people to clarify their vision and to
simplify their votes. If a gentleman of approved public
character like Mr. Fleming believes that grave public
dangers front the people and the statu In certain advo
cated pollclea, we do not recognise any presumptkm or
impropriety In bla seeking a great tree, impartial plat
form on which to present hla views more deliberately
and Impartially than be could apeak to a partisan au
dience upon a political platform.
The Idea that a man abonld be -ahnt out from one
of tho two or three Impartial platforms of the state,
simply because he doe* not agree with everybody upon
an “acute" political Issue, le a new one, and not In accord
with the spirit and traditions of our fathers.
if Mr. Fleming's argument la to strong that It cannot
be answered—and this we by no means believe—then
the state I* fortunate In having heard that argument In
a clear and tranquil atmoapbare and before a non-
partisan company of patriotic voters. We have before
declared that the crying need of the timet was such a
platform on which to discuss great Issues, unblended
by paeelon and unclouded by prejudice.
Mr. Fleming epoke perbapa to six hundred people
out of 1,600,000 In the state. The newspaper* carried
a small and trivial part of that speech to the public.
The Constitution, as tba organ of Mr. Howell, naturilly
collected that small seotlon which seemed especially to
agree with Mr. Howell's position. Mr. Fleming's speech
can be answered by Mr. Hoke 8mtth or Mr. Hooger
Alexander at any time In Athens within this two mouths
to an audience equally aa large and much more repre
sentative of voters gathered upon the mere announce
ment of replying, and the newspapers will herald and
summarise the anawer Just as wldaly and fully all over
the state aa they did Mr. Fleming's speech. The mere
fact of Mr. Fleming's speech on this impartial platform,
and the comment which baa been aroused by the' criti
cism of It, will arouse greater Interest In tbe question
and In the answer to It, and advertise any speech or
article that may be offered In reply. And ao the agitation
awakens th* voter.and educates him.
There was nothing to prevent any man from speak
ing on the other aide of tbe question on the university
platform, and It la not the fault of Mr. Fleming, but
tbe misfortune of the other side of the question that
nobody cared to do ao.
8o far from Mr. Fleming’s speech abutting out the
hearing of both aide* of the question. It simply creates
a greater desire to hear both sides.
The significant and conclusive fact of all la that whiio
th* arguments of Mr. Smith and Mr. Howell and the
other candidates upon the hustings have not made any
especial sensation et any time because of tbe partisan
and personal advocacy, thla one Impersonal argument
upon thla one Impartial plattor mhaa created more com
ment than any other utterance of the summer, and It ta
ao far from being an argument against free speech at
the university commencement it makes us regret that
there are not other commencement* and other orator* to
lift this great and transcendent question out of th* mists
and miasma of persona! politic*, and to set tt'ciekriy
before thla thinking people from those great Impersonal
and Impartial platforms devoted to education and to truth
as they see It }
Vie stand for such free, brave platforms. We don't
see where we are to get them It the college and Univer
sity chapels are to be doted to the discussion of the
great questions, however acute, that vitally concern tho
Such a discussion with boundless freedom of treat
ment was permitted to the editor of The Georgian upon
tbe same great question upon tbe great platform of tbe
University of Chicago In 1*01. and we have good rewou
to believe that th* truths told upon that occasion have
born* the golden fruit of a better underetapdlag of our
-Southern problems among all the people of this country.
Let ns suggest to Mr. Alexander that a better thing
than hit criticism of Mr. Fleming's use of th*'university
platform woald be a challenge to Mr. Fleming to debate
disfranchisement from their separate viewpoints on
some public platform In Atlanta. We conlldently bellevt
that Mr. Alexander can answer Mr. Fleming completely
und are are entirely sure that all this unnecessary p«,
•eat over free speech at th* university will result In
ulving thee* two able and honest Georgians an audience
of wider scop* and of keener Interest than Mr. Fleming
has at Athens.
Reduced Postal Rates.
Perhaps the day will come when the people of this
country msy enjoy tbe .economic blessing of the parcels
post. The agttstlon In favor of It, while not persist
enUy panned, will continue until this rations! reform
If the tremendous amount of public documonta lent
through the malla by membera of congress were once
excluded, together with a largo number of publication*
which undoubtedly have no right to a second-class rate,
tbe postofflee department would be well-nigh self-eus-
talnlng, and then the powers that b* would And them
selves In a position to give some attention to tbe
ft should be regarded aa a logical sequence of th*
extension of the rural free delivery, 'which has done
•o much for the people who lire In the country, and
that step forward has given encouragement to the
friends of the parcels post.
This reform la no mere experiment It has worked
well In England and there la aiaolutely no reason why
It ahould not work well In this county.
Incidentally It may bo mentioned that the Universal
Postal Union, which recently convened In Rome, baa
ordered a substantial reduction In letter postage by In
creasing the unit of weight. This reduction will become
effective on October 1, 1907. Tbe unit Is to be Increased
from fifteen to twenty grams, and while the postage on
the first twenty grams Is to remain at five cents, every
additional twenty grams la to be at the rat* of three
This la Indeed a substantial reduction, v
Great Britain and the United 8tatea urged that the
unit of weight for them should be flxed at one ounce,
as It would be a difficult matter for them to express
the equivalent weight of twenty grama, aa they have
not adopted the metric system as yet, and thla request
This will give tbe two great countries exceptionally
low rates for the exchange of lettera. Under the reduced
rates a letter to Great Britain will cost five cents for
the first ounce and three cent* for the second ounce,
or eight cent* for two ounces. In other words, when the
new rates become effective a letter packet weighing
alx ounces can be sent to Great Britain at the rate now
charged for a two-ounce packet.
Thla reduction In the International postal rate* will
mean a great deal for the American people, but tbe
crying need In the matter of postal reform la the estab
lishment of the parcels post, ft will broaden the field
of our great commercial houses, and wlll iqake shopping
by mall an eaay and convenient method, \
A prominent member of the senate once aald that
there were aeven reasons why the law could not be
pasted—and they were tbe aeven great express com
panics In this country. They are naturally opposed to
It and will continue to work against It, but before long
tbe people of the country may rise up and assert them
selves and demand tbe establishment of the parcels pc%t.
Lord, send us a Rowland Hill!
Attorney General Moody will get all the moral sup-
tort he wants In his effort to put the Standard Oiler*
The rebate raseals would get something like what Is
r< :;ilng to them if they were compelled to reed The
Congressional Record right straight through.
The Debate at Rome.
Piecing things together out of the wreck of fact and
tbe riot of assertion which rages through the partisan col
umna of the two 8unday morning newspaper!, and relying
upon the Impartial representation of our own apeclaT cor
respondent, The Georgian baa derived th* Impression that
Mr. Clark Howell acquitted himself much better at Rome
than he <id In Atlanta, ar.d that he Is fully entitled to
this statement at our hands.
Onr correspondent. Mr. John Reece, who went to
Rome, ta thoroughly reliable, accurate of habit and train
ing, and la an advocate of neither of th* gentlemen who
engaged In debate on Saturday.
From the coincidence of th* reports, where they do
happen marvelously enough to coincide In Th* journal
and The Constitution, as well as from Mr. Rescs’s accu
rate and Impartial advices, It migr be said that Mr. How-
all's effort at Rome was better than either hla Columbus
or Atlanta speech, and gave more Just satisfaction to hla
friend* than any meeting he hat yet bad with Mr. Smith.
The equilibrium was more nearly maintained.
It ta also evident from the concurrent reports, that
the debate was pitched on a much higher plane of dignity
and courtesy than any which hava preceded It, and thla
Is a matter of general congratulation to tha friends of
both parties, and of decent politics In th* state. It the
repeated and Insistent appeals of The Georgian to thla
end have bad any effect upon this happy result, we are
richly repaid for the time and the pains which It has
taken us to make them.
it may also be aald from the record* that Mr. Howell
moet happily departed In thla debate from th* habit of
giving th* greater part of hi* time to the dlacnisfon of
personalities, and devoted hlmaelf during a much larger
period than heretofore to the discussion of at least one
of the great laaue* of the campaign, and while w* differ
from Mr. Howell's conclusions upon the disfranchisement
Issue, we feel that, having repeatedly criticised him for
the preponderance of the personal objection In hla plan of
campaign, that It la nothing leas than our pleasure and
privilege to commend him for the fact that he has seen
8t to change thla policy and to base hla campaign more
upon Issues than It has ever been placed before.
It make* nr difference whether Mr. Howell has been
convinced by our argomsnu along this line, or whether he
hae adopted thle policy upon a second thought of hte own,
It Is a wise and proper policy, and will unquestionably
add dignity to hla canvass and to hla repute.
Whenever we can reach the plan* of fair, fearless
and courteous discussion In great political campaign!, we
may be sure that the people will be happier and the gov
ernment more safe.
Upton Sinclair Is working as a day laborer under an
assumed name to get some more Important data. Speak
kindly to tha new hired man. He may he a muck-raker
“Appreciative But Not Satisfied.”
The attitude of th* Traveler*' Protective Asaocto-
Uon toward the recent concession ot the railroads (a
th* maUer of mileage books la expressed In th* four
words of Chairman R. A. Broyles, which read: “Appre
ciative but not satisfied.”
Tbe traveling men feel that torn* concession haa
been mad* them and this they appreciate, but they do
not feel that they have vecetved a fair proportion of what
they asked or a proper share of what their claim* de-
Mr. Broyles hears hla further argument to th* rail
road* upon th* same foundation a* that on which th*
editor of The Georgian spoke and wrote la behalf of the
commercial travelers, and that foundation w* believe
to be solid and unassailable—tha right to purchase any
commodity cheaper In wholesale than tu retail quantities.
Neither the railroads nor any form of business un
der th* sua will protest thla general principle and the
right of a man who buys from two to ton thousand miles
of transportation to obtain that transportation cheaper
than tho ntan who buys only a hundred or one hundred
and fifty miles la perfectly clear and apparent to every
fair minded man In the city or the state.
The moat solid, permanent and steadily profitable
patrons of tbe railroads are tbe drummers. Not only In
the matter of their own transportation, but In the routing
of the vast shipments which their orders produce, they
make up a magnificent part of the revenues and profits
of every railroad to the state, and we confess that public
sentiment will share In part tbe disappointment of these
commercial travelers that their full demands were not
conceded as they have been In almost every similar por
tlon of these United States.
Mr. Broyles makes an admirable point on the railroad
when be call* attention to the fact that baseball clnbs
of a doxen min* that theatrical companlei. In number
from ten to fifty; and that every convention or group
of promlnen. citizens are given cheaper rates than the
drummers are clamoring for at the present time, and thla,
notwithstanding the fact that these men produce no bus)
ness to follow frf (heir wake, thaj they come at rare tu
terrain, and that frequently extra expense Is Incurred In
handling them by putting on extra service or equipment
for their trips.
^■Ths Inconsistency, In this treatment seems evident,
and we trust that the action of the passenger agents last
week la but a preliminary step toward the concession
in full of tbe reasonable and well Justified demands
which have been made upon the transportation compa
Mr. Longworth In knickerbockers looked irery welL
He had been dancing attendance so long that hla silk
stockings were well rounded out
A Battle Anniversary.
Tomorrow, the 2<th Instant, la the forty-fourth an
niversary of the beginning of the 8even Days' Battle
near Richmond, Va.
Georgia was represented by thirty-eight regiments
of Infantry, eight artillery companies and two regiments
ot cavalry. On this occasion General Lee's army num
bered 80,000 men and General McClellan's army num
bered 120,000 men. Including ten regiment* of regular
United States Infantry, numerous regular United States
batteries of artillery and one regiment of cavalry.
Being the attacking party, the Confederate* lost
nearly 20,000 men, and the Federal army, though pro
tected by strong field fortlflpatloni, lost 16,249 men. The
Georgia troops lost 3,274 men. One regiment alone, the
Fbrty-fourth, mustered '614 men and left 336 men on
the field of battle.
How little thought tho youth ot our day give to the
history of the period during the early sixties, when the
civilised world regarded In amased wonder the stu
pendous struggle and fearful losses of both American
Few, If any,- people In the world's history ever
Illustrated such bravery and endurance.
Justice for Dreyfus at Last.
A little paragraph, which thua far haa attracted no
particular attention, announce* that the French court
which has had the matter under consideration, has de
cided to grant a new trial to Captain Dreyfus, and tbe
celebrated case which kept Europe In a turmoil for near
ly twelve years la to be returned.
It will come as a surprise to many people to learn
that Cpptala Dreyfus was never acquitted, such la tba
brevity of men's memories. They know that tbe cap
tain Is free, after having had a second trial, that he did
not go back to Devil's Island, and they assumed that he
But such whs by no means the case, and It baa
bean one of th* longest, most dramaUc struggles for th*
vindication 6t a good name In the history ot the world,
by which Captain Dreyfus, whose sword was broken In
tbe court yard of th* Ecole Mllttalre on January 4, 1396,
has sought to secure justice-
Moat ot hla friends and entmlef alike are dead.
Zola, the terrible protagonist of the convicted man—the
author of'the “J'accuse” document* which were ao bitter
that thqy brought about hla exile, haa gone to hi* long
reward. Many of tho perjurers and forgers who wove
their net-work of Ilea about Dreyfus, killed themselves
or hav* since died a natural death. The whole affair has
almost passed from the minds ot men.
But Dreyfus haa never rested since the day when
hts case was reopened and he was brought back from
hla living death. The courtmartlal at Rennes, during
the month of August, 1899, resulted In a verdict ot guilty,
with mitigating-circumstances. Dreyfus was sentenced
to ten years penal servitude, the amount of time he had
served to be deducted from the sentence. The membera
of the court martial united In a recommendation to
mercy and on September 39, 1899, he was pardoned by
But Dreyfus was not content with a pardon. H*
demanded a vindication, and he has been struggling for
It ever since. Esterhasy confessed that the bordereau,
on which Dreyfus was convicted, was a forgery which
he had made at the Instigation of a superior officer, and
all the evidence produced at the Rennes courtmartlal
was of the fllmsleat character. Everyone knew that the
army was but protecting Itself, after Its own fashion, by
convicting the defendant, and no one believed him
So be took advantage of the liberty accorded him by
hi* pardon to fiecnr* n vindication. Six years have
elapsed since he was given bis freedom, and ever since
that time he haa been endeavoring to secure a new
The unpretentious little telegram of laat Friday In
dicates thdt hla daslr* has been granted and that be
will be heard once more In order that the atlgma which
rests on hla name may be wiped out forever.
The devotion ot the prisoner's wife and brother, aa
well aa the Interest of Zola. Maltre Labor! and others,
furnished a few bright spots In the abadowy picture of
the man's life, and those who are yet living among bla
friends have never deserted him.
That he will be acquitted there can bo no doubt.
The odium will be placed where It belongs and th*
French army. Instead of one ot Ita despised captains, will
stand disgraced before the world.
MR. ALEXANDER CRITICISES MR. FLEMING.
To th* Editor of Th# Georgian:
1 dissent from yonr position In regard to Mr. Flem
ing's apeech last Tuesday, and lido ao with a respect for
Mr. Fleming quite as profound as your own. and a per
sonal friendship for him fully as warm aa yours.
I have nothing to say »s to any question of mere
good taste on Mb part. In making th* apeech. That Is a
jersonaT matter with which I have neither the right nor
th* desire to meddle. But there U a question back of
that which ! conceive affects tbe rights of the citfsens
of Georgia and the alumni of th* university.
The disfranchisement question to an scat* present
Issue la Georgia politics upon which th* cittoens who
support the university dlffqr, and on which the alnmnl
differ. Any dttoen bolding views on th* subject has the
right ta express them in bis own time and place, but
when he to given the sol* opportnaity to speak from tbe
rostrum of the university and at the annual commence-
nient. It is a distinct violation of the rights of his fellow
citizens and bis felloe- alumni to take advantage of Ihe
occasion to promulgate views which cannot be answered
Mr. Fleming has Inferenllally Justified this Invasion
of the equal rights of bis fellows by a vague reference
to free speech, and The Georgian rolnforcts tho plea by |
“The university rostrum is or ought to be one of tbe
great free platforms of the state.”
Precisely so. Mr. Editor, but how is Jt a free plat
form when but one side ta permitted voice there?
In the very nature of things. It to Impossible at the
commencement to give a bearing to both sides. There
fore when the alumni, among whom there are acute dif
ferences of opinion, invite one of their-number to ad
dress them at their annual convocation, every consider
ation demands that he abstain from making tbe occasion,
on the very eve of battlo, an Instrumentality for giving
the slightest advantage to one side over the other upon
an Issue which they have laid aside for tbe time being,
In order to renew the filial and fraternal memories of
To make an addresa /or or against either side'on
such an occasion to no vindication of the right of free
speech. It to a suppression of free speech. It Is not an
assertion but a denial of that great right
Mr. Editor, both you and Mr. Fleming Inferentlally
admit the wrong of which I complain. Mr. Fleming says
In bto card to The Journal that he mentioned no mania
name, and yon say that tbe discussion to all right.
“Bo long aa the discussion steers clear of jwrsonal
allusion or partisan alignment, as this discussion
Both of you thus admit that partisan advocacy, at
such a time and place la wrong. But both of you deny
that Mr. Fleming thua offended.
Such a subject, Mr. Editor, cannot be discussed In
Georgia In June, 1906, without being partisan. Mr.
Fleming might Just as well have argued from thp univer
sity rostrum that Georgia towns have fair freight rates
or that the state has no right to regulate them. The
one argument would have been no more partisan than
Moreover. Mr. Editor, you are both unfortunate In
your assertions as to the personal quality of the speech.
It to quite true, as a mere literal technicality, that Mr.
Fleming, as he said, "called no man’s name," but Mr.
Fleming )s a man ot too much frankness to deny that he
meant Hoke Smith when he spoke of “prominent lead
ers, openly announcing, etc.” and be will be equally
frank to admit that all that portion of, his speech' which
referred to disfranchisement by state legtelation was an
argument, and was Intended as an argument, against
the platform upon which Hoke Smith la now running.
And when that admlsalon to made, how can you say, Mr.
Editor, that this discussion was “free from personal al
lusion or partisan alignment V There were nearly three
columns of nonpareil type In The Constitution report
of this speech that waa a distinct and avowed argument
against the position of a prominent candidate for gov
ernor, and with exact personal references.
And this, Mr. Editor, was from t£e university ros
trum, without opportunity for reply, and distinctly
charged on all of us who differ with Mr. Fleming, the
instinct of Injustice and the purpose to defraud.
Upon this subject I say that Mr. Fleming had no
right to make luch accuaattons or such argument at such
a time and from the university rostrum.
I say moreover, that both he and The Georgian
gravely misunderstand what “free speech” to, If you
call that free speech. And the want of freeness In It
to the more manifest when the opposition candfdate for
governor beaded a committee to select next year's or
ator, and they chose such a man aa Dr. Hadley, ot Yale.
These things do not commit the unlverelty to free
apeech. They bind the voice and suppress free speech.
Mr. Fleming had the right to apeak from his own ros
trum alone, or challenge an adversary to debate the
question, and either course would have been within his
right, but when be made a political argument from the'
university rostrum to which hla adversaries could not
reply, he wronged them.
I do not say these things because I consider the ar
gument likely to Injure the cause he attacked.. I have
no doubt In the world that that eause to going to suc
ceed. Mr. Fleming made Just aa good an argument on
the subject as can be made, and hla personal character
ta high enough to give it all th* weight It deserves, but
It will fall. The people, of Georgia have made up their
minds and they are going to eliminate the negro aa far
aa possible from politics, and I think they are right, and
so far aa that question to concerned I care nothing about
Mr. Fleming’s speech.
But I do care for the university and I do love fair
play and free ipaech, and because I love the university
and tree speech, and because I respect and esteem Mr.
Fleming- and because I am hla friend, I take advantage
now of this occasion to protest against tbe university
rostrum being ever again made the partisan advantage
ot one political faction.
JUDGE REl6 INDORSES "BREATHING 8PACE8."
Editor of The Georgian:
More than for anything else In your editorial record
In this city, brilliant as It has been and to, you deserve
credit and commendation. In my judgment, for your per
■latent and unremitting Insistence on breathing places
for the people. Skyscrapers are all right; let them reaeb
the sky! Walls of brick and mortar and marble and
Iron, bespeak wealth and prosperity and commerce, and
they make loyal dtlsens proud and intensify the At
lanta spirit of Atlantans, but tbe real beauty and aspira
tion of life must be found In nature—it can never be
found anywhere else. Why not keep the woods with us
and let tbe trees and tbe grass and the birds and even
the murmuring Insects and. In the necesaary absence
ot the rippling brooks, artificial fountains teach us the
happy, bright lessons ot life and suggest the more sol
emn thoughts of destiny. No peopl* were ever great who
left nature; no people were ever spiritually refined, to
whom It waa denied to see the atari through overarching
branches of the trees, and who have not heard In tbe soft
twilight, as evening mqlta Into nlghL the myriad voices
with which, In harmonious lullaby, tLe setting sun puts
the day to sleep.
Sentiment .may not make money, but It alone makes
life worth living, and all things that contribute moat to
Its proper development should be nurtured and encour
aged. And besides. If so called practical mind* demand
practical considerations, these same breathing places
will add more to tbe health ot the city, or aa much at
least, than any other similar regulation.
Keep the fight going. Our city ratbere will finally
see Ita wladom and multiply small parka, to the beauty
and the prosperity of the city. . Very truly,
. H. M. REID.
June 21, 1906.
TO A HUMMING BIRD.
(By J. VIvioa.)
Whence, spirit bright, that touchest even flow’rs
With dainty protest, nectar graceful scorfilng?
Thou seemest not a thing of time; thine hours
Seem measureless by evening or by morning.
What eve and morning, linked, thine advent numbers?
What eve can close thy superfine career?
Time’s nice alembic, yet, distills a tear
For thee aa all. In love of cosmic weal.
To gem unfeund doth teav of thins congeal?
In the mute night, while .thy wee plumage slumbers.
Ah, whither flits thine astral? Can It be
More exquisitely pathed. more rare, than thee.
That fted’st on flow'r-dealt fragrance, poised free;
That taru'at, disdainful, back tbe great aim’s ray
From thy rich breast, more brightly various-gay?
"BEST PAPER IN THE SOUTH."
’ (South Fulton Enterprise.)
The Atlanta Georgian continue* to be the newsiest
and brightest paper In th* South. The management I*
sparing neither pains nor expense to give the people a
paper which to first class In every detalL In view ot
the tact that The Georgian has openly declared for all
things that tend to uplift humanity and has refuted to
countenance those things which have a tendency to de
grade and drag men down. It to the bonnden duty ot all
who profess to stand for right and principle to give their
support and encouragement to this paper for which they
have been clamoring. Of course The Georgian to already
a big success, but The Enterprise simply wants to go on
record aa giving the “glad hand" to ita founders In thrir
By Private Leased Wire.
New York. Juno 26.—Bishop Henry
C. Potter does not agree wlfh Uncle
Russell Sage on the vacation ques
tion. He believes that even the preach-
era are entitled to their summer rest.
He declares: * *
“If the city rector does not take his
summer vacation of three, four, etx
or eight weeks, he will go mad'or he
will deteriorate Into what hla con-
stRuents leant desire, a mtre machine.
“The rector may carry on a work
undlmlnlsln-d every hour tn the day
•very day In tbe year, but - eventually
one of the two alternatives will come.
The demand of the city parson for a
vacation Is an equitable demand." ,
The blahop Is also Interested In- the
layman wh» t* left at home and who
may or may not get a vacation re
gardless of hla needs In that line.
This good advice la given to him:
If deserted by family and friends
during tha summer months, do not /all
Into vagrant habits. Do not Join in with
questionable companions In question
able occupations, tn this sort of seml-
vagabondage, with the excuse that you
/re left very much alone, and to be a
great deal alone Is to be very 111 off."
Society folk In Germantown and
OgOnti are discussing the elopment
of Mias Helen Brooks Lewis, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Lewis,
Jr., of Ofontx, and G. Henry Stetson,
the youngest son of the late John B.
Stetson, the millionaire hat manufac
Tney were wedded last Friday after
noon, and the first Intelligence either
of their families bad of the event waa
received last night, when telegrame
came from New York. Mrs. Stetson Is
18 years old; her husband la 20. They
had been engaged for two years with
the approval of their families.
When Mr. Stetson celebrates his
twenty-first birthday he will come Into
possession of several millions of dol
lars. There was a provision In his
father's will which provides that If ha
married before he came of age the
allowance waa to be substantially In
Newport Is to have a most distin
guished city government. It Is to be
In the hands of a representative com
mittee after January and among the
membera of the committee will be Rcnr
Admiral French E. Chadwick, Rear Ail-
| tl Stephen B. Luce, Colonel Rob
in, Robert Walton Goelet, 'Charles
Wilson Goelet, Colonel Addison Thom
as, Edward R. Thomas, R. Livingston
Beeckman, Professor Agassis, I. Tow n
send Burden, James A.. Swan, Edwanl
H. Bulkly, Louts L. LorrtRurd, Royat
Phalp* Carroll. Lorillard Spencer, John
R. Drexel. William Watta Sherman and
James Brown Potter.
Little old Philadelphia wilt con
tribute two handsome matrons to this
season's Newport beauties, Mrs. Jos
eph M. Wldensr and Mrs. R Moon
Robinson. These two are very be
coming foils to each other and It Is
always a pleasing addition to the land
scape to see them together.
Little Mrs. Wldener's brunette type
is the complement to Mrs. Robinson's
beauty. Mr*. Robinson Is constantly
being qulxxed by her teas fortunate sis
ters as to her method of preserving
her complexion. Society still remem-
berg what a pretty abowlng these two
made at the horse show last year as
they sat side by side In Mrs. Joe's box.
GEORGIANS IN GOTHAM.
of the visitors In New York today:
ATLANTA—H. Chlpley. W. C. i
and wife, Miss K. Cole, F.
W. C. Cole
uou nur, ,,, ibm e- -.vre. -. H. Dabney,
J. H. Hllaman, J. W. Hoyt. Mrs. C. D.
Knight. B. C. Martin, H. H. Leech, F.
AUOU8TA—A. K. Clark, C. Hlllyer
and wife. J. W. Hitt.
MACON—W. F. Bunchanan. C. G.
Smith. _ _
SAVANNAH—Mrs. Gibson. R. R-
Harris and wife. Miss I. Henderson. J.
L. Morrison, W. A. Smith, J- V.
THIS DATE IN HISTORY.
1080-Diet of Brixeo. held by Henry IV.
deposed the pope and elected
1530—Confession of Ausburg present
ed to King Charles V.
1639—France declared war against
England. King William's war.
1736—John Horne Tooke. author of “Di
versions pf Purley,“'born.
1788—Virginia ratified the Federal con
1798—Union College, Schenectady, N.
1813—Hampton, Va.. captured by the
1841—Brigadier General Bcott #l®otot-
ed general In chief of the Lnlted
1848—Louts Bonaparte, ex-ktng of Hol
1356—William Walker elected presi
dent of Nicaragua.
1364—Federal* repulsed at battle ot
Roanoke Station, Va.
187A—Abdication of Queen Isabella it
1176—Battle of Little Big Horn-ths
1883—Shore end of the Bennett-Mack-
ay cable laid at Watervllte.
1839— Mr*. Lucy Webb Hayes died.
Bom August 21, 1911.
1893^-lndla closed her mints to tin
free coinage of stiver.
1895—Princess Helen# ofOrleene mar
ried to duke of Aosta.
1898—Lyman Trumbull died. Born Oe-
tober II, till.
Thanks From tho Homo Comers.
To the Editor of Th# Georgian:
On behalf of th* Georgia state f»' r j
I desire to thank you for the 6** ut ';“ r
editorial on the “Home Comln*
Georgians,- which appeared tn The
°^rarSSS, w.ll to. a g£
With best wishes, I remain.
Your, ve^tnjly. vELDO ,v
Secretary and General Manager.
Atlanta, Ga.. June 23. iso*.'
A double-header state convention
wtU be held at Burlington, Vt,
Thursday of this week. The Pen*®;
crata will meet ta state convention *n«
there will also be an Independent c°"
ventlon to nominate P. ft. Cle*n*" !
governor. An effort will be mode to
have th# two conventions fuse on w*