THE NORTH GEORGIAN.
(fiuocesßor to The North Georgia
Entered at the poatofSce at Cam
ming, Oa., an aeoond-olana matter.
The question is, if the fish commis
sion succeeds in creating a demand
for the dogfish as food, whether it will
not compete dangerously with th,e
honeloss cod made from Mississippi
catfish, wonders the New York Even
It is an old illustration that when
everybody wants that of which there
is but little, its value soars skyward,
while when one wants that of which
there is plenty, its value departs.
That is the way of the world, and as
a general proposition all we can do is
to stand and take it.
Remember, likewise, cautions the
Indianapolis News, that the man who
whizzes by you in a chug-chug may be
no happier than you are. It is quite
possible if you could see behind his
goggles you would discover a bow-in
t he - deuce - am-I -going- to-pay-t he-next
installment expression on his face.
Tho clumsy-looking and ill-fitting
brogans hitherto worn by the seamen
of our navy are to be replaced with
up-to-date laced shoes of the Oxford-
Blueher type. This is good news, for,
as the Boston Globe says, “what con
duces to the good appearance and the
comfort of our sailors and soldiers
can but add to the dignity of the uni
The opinion of a scientist is going
round, to the effect that riding in au
tomobiles makes girls homely. It is
now nearly time to start the annual
paragraphs about the danger of girls
(jetting poisoned on ice cream, having
their complexions ruined by candy,
etc., suggests the Pathfinder. Armed
with a supply of these paragraphs to
read to his girl, no young man need
find the expense of a summer courtship
„ ‘‘Charitv, ns the word is understood
a bribe of moneyed
to make a community forget the
wr< rigs heaped upon it.” says Dr.
Emil Hirseh, of Chicago. “Tainted
money” must be greatly in evidence
In that neighborhood, to cause such
uncharitable remarks, which reminds
the Coast Seamen’s Journal that the
distribution of the durned stuff is not
nearly equitable enough to satisfy the
demand of all the colleges and church
Asa result of observations made by
American army officers in the Far
East during the Russo-Japanese war
a change is to be made by the War
Department in connection with the
field subsistence arrangements. Here
tofore the quartermaster’s department
has had charge of all equipment per
taining to the cooking and baking for
the troops in the field, but under the
new arrangement the commissary
officials will have charge of such equip
ment, as well as the matter of the
preparation of food for the soldiers.
Under this plan the commissary will
not be dependent upon another branch
of the service for the transportation
and furnishing of ranges, utensils and
bakery outfits when in the field.
In a recent lecture, followed by an
interview, Dr. Ludwig Fulda, the Ger
man author and playwright, has ex
pressed himself upon the trend toward
femininity in literature. The consequent
tendency, he finds, is toward the ef
fete, says the New York World. It is
so in Germany, but more so, he sus
pects, in America. A general basis of
truth exists for Dr. Fulda’s criticism
so far as our country is concerned.
Romance finds in our stage and fiction
al literature its chief daily lingering
place. It appeals not only to women,
who are the nation’s chief novel-read
ers, but to many men of affairs who
look to books of sentiment for the
diversion of their minds from busi
ness. The love interest is valuable
commercially because it makes ’’best
sellers.” It is used as a literary sugar
coating to novels intended to be “of
purpose.” As it cannot lie effective
without attractive figures, the ten
dency is naturally, as Dr. Fulda says,
“toward heroines intead of heroes.”
Representative Brundige Throws Light
on White House Expenses and
The house Thursday listened to a
bitter arraignment of the president at
the hands of Mr. Brundige of Arkan
sas, a member of the appropriations
Taking the items for the refurnish
ing of the white house, the care of the
grounds and the traveling expenses
of the president as his text, Mr. Brun
dige compared the expenses of the last
Cleveland, the McKinley and the
Under the Cleveland administration,
he said there was expended for the
executive department, including the
salary of the president, $1157,200. Un
der the McKinley administration there
was expended $144,500, while the bill
under consideration carries for the
executive department, including the
care of the white house, green houses,
In addition to this, Mr. Brundige
said that there were forty policemen
detailed to the care of the white
house and the grounds, and this was
an additional $40,000 added, bringing
the total to nearly $300,000, which he
denominated as extravagance. He said
he did not know whether forty po
licemen were too few or too many,
but he thought a section of the army
ought to be detailed for the protec
tion the president and care of the
grounds, and these policemen permit
ted to go into the sparsely settled
sections of Washington, where thugs
and marauders were preying upon
defenseless women and children.
He criticized the item appropriating
$25,001) for the traveling expenses of
the president and incident thereto,
and said it was probably made for
the purpose of providing for a repe
tition of the “muck rake” speech.
“No wonder, in view of the pres
ent appropriations and present ex
penditures, no wonder the president
should hold up to public ridicule mag
azines and newspapers of this coun
try and public men and private citi
zens who dare to criticise.
“I entertained the hope and belief
that the time will never come ii
the history of politics of this gov
ernment when any man occupying a
position of public trust and public
office will rise so high and become so
great that the humblest citizen and
the humblest newspaper or the larg
est may not justly and properly crit
icize his official conduct! and * ac
He spoke of the president’s stable
and enlarged on the number of the
horses contained therein and finally
spoke of the arrest of Mrs. Minor
Morris and the appointment of the
secretary to the president, Mr. Barnes,
as postmaster of Washington, as show
ing the high handed way the presi
dent conducts his office. During the
speech Mr. Brundige was frequently
applauded by the democrats, the re
publican side of the chamber being
In referring to the policemen de
tailed for duty in and about the white
house grounds, Mr. Brundige satiri
cally said he recalled the fact that
recently the policemen made one very
important “brave and gallant arrest.’’
Continuing along these lines, he
said: “By the aid of a burly negro,
those c-entlemen succeeded in ejecting
from the white house an inoffensive,
ouiet, peaceable American woman.
They carried her out, it is true, with
force: they carried her out in a man
ner that has ever been and ever will
remain an insult to the American
people, to the American manhood and
to the American womanhood.” (Ap
plause on the democratic side.)
PREACHER DFSERTFR FROM NAVY.
Rev. Matthew Fortner Arrested for Skip
ping Out After Fnlistrrent.
a duly ordained Baptist minister and
student at Furman University, was
arrested in Greenville, S. €., for de
serting from the navy. He is mar
ried and has a child. Fortner enlist
ed in the navy four years ago, and is
said to have deserted from the steam
ship Lancaster in Hampton Roads
three months afterwards. He has
been preaching and teaching ever
WEAK LEADER IS GOREMYKIN.
Successor of Witte Proves Incompetent
id Msy Be F : red by f *sr.
According to reliable reports from
Peterhof, Emperor Nicholas has about
decided to retire Premier Goremykin.
From the first it was apparent to out
siders that ML Goremykin did not
possess the force, capacity or skill
necessary to steer the ship of state
in the present crisis, and the em
peror, who is extremely dissatisfied
with the premier's sorry failure to
make any headway toward a rap
proaehment with the lower house of
parliament, is now ready to sacri
Surveying New Road.
The Hartwell and Washington rail
road Is now being surveyed. The
corps of engineers is being accompa
nied by W. O. Jones of Elberton and
J. D. Mathewson of Hartwell. The
men behind the movement claim to
have plenty of money, and are among
the best of the section’s business
* * *
One of the most successful years
of the Georgia School of Technology
will be completed by the commence
ment exercises which will be held
June 20 and 21, beginning with the
second annual promenade and con
cluding with the annual alumni ban
quet which will take place on the
night of June 21.
* * * f
Will Be Added to Endowment.
J. P. Wi'liams, president of Emory
College, which recently sold a large
block of property in Atlanta, says
that the fund accruing from the sale
will be added to the endowment fund
of Emory. It amounts to something
like $135,000. Mr. Williams says the
college has no immediate plan for
spending the money. It will he re
tained until opportunity for spending
it to good advantage presents itself.
Lightning Takes Two Lives.
At Fayetteville a few days ago,
while standing in the back porch of
Mr. B. L. McGough’s residence, Glenn
McGough, aged 21, and Russell Mc-
Gough, 14 years of age, son and grand
son of B. L. McGough, were struck
by lightning and instantly killed.
The peculiar feature is that only
one repeat of lightning and thunder
v .s made during the afternoon and
there was no rain, wdth little indica
* * *
Notorious Crook Escapes.
Ed Cole, one of the quartet of noted
pickpockets, who was sent up from
y <: Mosta, a few weeks ago, has made
Ins escape from the convict camps it
Fargo. It is reported that Cole made
a break for liberty through the guard
lines, and was successful in getting
away. hastily put on his
trail. ISP(PK’ e'nided twTii in the
swamps arid the search was given
up after several hours.
* * *
Three Colored to One White.
In the presentments of the Sumter
county grand jury, interesting figures
relative to attendance upon public
schools of the county are given. Dur
ing the past year sixty-one public
schools were operated with a total
scholarship enrollment of 3,52 pupils.
Of this number 1.007 were white chil
scholarship enrollment of 3,852 pudpils
negroes predominating by nearly three
to one. This statement does not in
clude the Americus public schools,
where the attendance is 1,500 and
nearly evenly divided.
* * *
Employing German Labor.
The recent arrival in Brunswick of
eighteen German laborers, who are
now at work at the mill of the Taylor-
Cnok Cypress company, .is only the
advance guard of 200 of these laborers
who are to arrive to work in the dif
ferent mills and lumber yards.
The eighteen already secured came
in on the Mallory steamer, and imme
diately went to work, and Superin
tendent Friese announces that so far
they have given perfect satisfaction
in every respect.
* * *
Governor Suggests New Dormitory.
Governor Terrell, in his address at
the Georgia Normal and Industrial
college, the past week, cited what
had been done in this state since he
became its governor for the cause of
education, naming the many buildings
that had been erected. He state 1
that it was his hope to see even
greater works done during his last
year of office, and the one thing he
most hoped for was anew dormitory
on the Georgia Normal and Industrial
campus, capable of holding 300 addi
tional Georgia girls.
* * *
Atlanta’s Zoo Grows.
The Grant Park zoo in Atlanta re
ceived thirteen new permanent visit
ors the past week. They were a
camel, two wild bulls, two wild eats,
three monkeys, two babboons, a hippo
potamus, a Hon and a leopard.
The animals were recently purchas
ed in New York by Chairman Walter
R. Brown of the board, and they all
arrived in good condition and were
taken at once to the park and placed
in the new quarters that had been
prepared for them.
The wild bulls came from the jun
gles of Africa, the leopard from a zoo
in New York, the monkeys were from
the wilds of South America.
The animals made a valuable ac
quisition to the zoo and the place will
now more than ever delight the chil
dren and the grown folks who have
to take them there.
* * *
Inter-Urban Trolley Line.
At a meeting held in Atlanta a
few days ago, the incorporators of the
new interurban electric line between
Macon and Atlanta met, subscribed
the stock for the undertaking, appoint
ed an executive committee, and au
thorized that work on the line be be
gun at once.
qhe stock subscribed at the meet
ing was SIOO,OOO, but this will oe
increased from time to time. It is be
lieved that work will start within two
1 he executive committee is compos
ed of W. J. Kincaid of Griffin, chair
man; W. J. Massee of Macon, Colonel
Clifford L. Anderson and Edwin P.
Ansley of Atlanta and W. A. Wimbish
of Atlanta, secretary and treasurer.
The line will be 88 miles long, and
will connect Atlanta, Forrest, Grif
fin, Forsyth, Macon and the interven
# * *
Offer Cash to Get Road.
The people of Hawkinsville seem
determined to secure the Dublin and
In order to get the road, the people
of Hawkinsville offer cash subscrip
tions to the amount of $60,000, termi
nal facilities in Hawkinsville, the right
of tvay through Pulaski county, five
miles of graded road from Hawkins
ville to Deep creek and a charter for
a road from Hawkinsville to Cordele.
It I? said that the people of Cor
dele will put up another $50,00-0, and
that very advantageous terminal facil
ities and traffic arrangements at Cor
dele have been offered by the Sea
board Air Line railroad. It is be
lieved that the road will be built from
Eastman to Cordele via Hawkinsville.
Back Tax Fight Still On.
The Central of Georgia and Geor
gia railroads have not ended their
fight against paying the back tax of
nearly a million dollars on the 15,000
shares held by each in the Western
Railway of Alabama stock.
A conference was held in Atlanta
a few days ago among attorneys of
the two railroads for the purpose of
deciding upon carrying the issue to
the United Statens supreme • court. •
While nothing was given out, it is be
lieved that the ease will be carried j
tc the higher court.
Associate Justices Oobb and Lump- j
kin are disqualified in this case, ow- j
ing to relationship to some of the lit
igants, and Governor Terrell will name
two superior court judges to sit on
the supreme court in order to make
a full bench.
* * *
Hudson Issues His First Report.
Commissioner of Agriculture T. G.
Hudson has issued his first crop bul
letin of the year and a decrease of
1 per cent is indicated in the cotton
acreage in Georgia this year.
From 750 correspondents reports of
crop conditions were received and
these have been carefully compiled in
the commissioner’s report. This year’s
cotton acreage is estimated as 99 per
cent of last year’s. Planting time was
some ten days later than usual for
1906, and as a result of cold and wet
weather it was necessary to replant
about 12 2-3 per cent of the crop.
Condition of the crop is estimated at
So per cent, 1 per cent below the gov
ernment report issued a few days
A slight increase in the use of fer
tilizers under cotton is indicated. Fer
tilized cotton forms 94 per cent of the
total acreage, and the percentage of
commercial fertilizers used under oth
er crops is 9S 2-3.
* * *
Lieutenant Governor Wanted.
If a resolution introduced by Sena
tor Crawford Wheatley of the thir
teenth district in the senate at the
last legislature is adopted by the gen
eral assembly at its coming session,
Georgia will have a lieutenant gov
ernor. The bill of Senator Wheatley,
which had its first reading at the
last session, provides for the amend
ment of the state code and constitu
tion so that a lieutenant governor
may be elected by the people.
Although a two third vote will be
required to secure the passage of the
bill, Senator Wheatley is confident
that it will be adopted by the senate
and that the house will concur in its
The creation of the office of lieuten
ant governor will prevent the compli
cations that would arise if a governor
of Georgia should die while in office.
Under the present constitution the
president of the senate would act as
governor of the state provided the
chief executive died within the last six
months before his term expired, the
president of the senate would hold the
office only until a general election for
governor for the remainder of the
term would be held, entailing an ex
pense estimated at SIOO,OOO.
FOR GORMAN’S SEAT
Aged Ex-Governor and Ex-Senator
Whyte is Appointed by Governor
A Baltimore dispatch says: Ex-
Governor William Pinkney Whvte=
has been appointed to All the unex
pired term of the late United States-
Senator Arthur P. Gorman, whose'
death left a vacancy in the federal,
congress. The appointment of ex-Gov
er Warfield has caused much comment
on account of the impression which
is general that Whyte was the bitter
est enemy of Senator Gorman.
Ex-Governor and ex-Senator Whyte
will now enfer the senate for the
third time, and for the second time
by appointment to fill an unexpired
term, he having been named by Gov
ernor Swann to fill out the term of
the late Reverdy Johnson upon the.
appointment of the latter as United
States minister to England in 1868.
William Pinckney Whyte was born
in Baltimore August 9, 1&2'4. He be
gan the study of law with a promi
nent law firm, later entering Harvard'
law school, and he was admitted to*
the bar of Baltimore in 1846. In 1847
he was elected to the house of dele
gates of the Marylanu legislature, this
being his first public office. He re
fused renomination for the legislature
in 1849, was defeated for congress in
1851, was elected comptroller of Ole
treasury of the state of Maryland in
1853, was again defeated for congress
in 1857, was a member of the dem
ocratic national convention in 1868-
and was in that year appointed by
Governor Swann United States sena
tor to fill out the term of the late---
Reverdy Johnson, appointed minister
to England. In 1871 he was elected*,
governor of Maryland and in 1874 Ifni
ted States senator. p
He declined re-election as senator--
in 1880 and in the following year was.
elected mayor Baltimore. In 18S3 he
became attorney general of Maryland
and in IGB9 was appointed by Presi
| dent Harrison a delegate to the con
gress of American nations, which he
declined. In 1898 he was made chair
man of the commission that prepared:
the new charter of the
- timd|?e, and in 1900“*Tre
solicitor, that being his most recent
office. It is related that his first
j meeting with the late Senator Gor-
I man, whom he is to succeed, occurred
| in 1871,"when the late senator called
at his office to tender Mr. Whyte his
support in the contest for the govern
orship of the state then in prog
ELLERBE IS STAMPING PAT.
Congressman Refuses to Be Bluffed Anenf
Attack on Acreage Report.
Representative Ellerbe gives out the-,
in formation that he proposes to stand
pat on the resolution introduced by
him charging the manipulation of cot
ton acreage. An attempt had been
made to discredit him by the state
ment that the idea was inspired by
Harvie Jordan in an effort to bull
doze the department of agriculture.
“Asa matter of fact,” continued’
Mr. Ellerbe, “Mr. Jordan was not con
sulted one way or the other before?
the introduction of my resolution.”
HOWELL AND SMIIH IN DEBATE.
Joint Speaking Held in Atlanta By Resident'
Before an audience of more than*
6.000 people, a mass of enthusiastic
humanity cheering and applauding tee
the echo, and taxing the utmost ca
pacity of the Peachtree Auditorium,.
Clark Howell and Hoke Smith met in
Atlanta Friday night upon the same
stage, in joint debate upon the issues,
involved in the pending campaign for
MILITIA ARRIVED TOO LAfE.
Mob in Florida Were First at Jail and'
Lvnch-d Negro Prisoner.
Jim Davis, alias “Dago.” the negro?
who murdered Mr. Russell and his ne
gro servant at Felicia. Fla., Tuesday,
was lynched at Inverness Thursday
night by a large party of masked men.
The soldiers sent from Brooksville to*
protect him arrived too late.
FOR ALLEGED ATTEMPT AT BRIBERY
Secretary of State Houser of Wisconsin !*•
Placed Under Arrest.
A Madison, Wis., dispatch says r
Secretary of State Walter L. Houser
was arreste'd Thursday, charged with
attempted bribery of a state official.
The charge grows out of testimony
given recently by State Insurance-
Commissioner Host to the legislative
insurance investigating committee.