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West End Notes.
Mrs. Wylie Pope entertained a num
ber of friends at her elegant home on
Lee street, last Monday evening.
Mrs. Wylie Page, of Madison, Ga.,
is visiting lict* sister, Mrs. Shockley,
at No. 42 Dunn street.
Miss Sadie Williamson has returned
home, after several months spent at
college in DeLand, Fla.
Rev. M. F. Harrison, pastor of the
Christian church, has returned to the
city and will occupy his pulpit on
The “Recital” given by the pupils
of Mrs. Viola Hampton at the Chris
tian church on last night, was a most
enjoyable occasion. Each number
was well rendered and reflects great
credit on Mrs. Hampton as a teacher.
Mrs. J. A. Caldwell and daughter,
Miss Lucy A. Caldwell, left the city
on last Monday for an extended visit
to relatives in Kentucky.
To Plan of Erecting: Confederate Monu
ment In National Cemetery.
During the ceremonies incident to
the decoration of the graves of the
Union and Confederate dead in the
National cemetery ground at Philadel
phia, it developed that in certain
Grand Army circles, opposition has
appeared to the erection of a monu
ment to the Confederate dead in that
cemetery by the Daughters of the Con
Colonel Thomas G. Sample, a post
commander of the Grand Army of the
Republic, in his oration said.
“We have buried all of our sectional
feeling. We forgot all sectionalism at
the close of the war. While I have no
objection to onr brothers in the south
raising monuments to their generals as
they have a right to do, yet I raise my
voice in protest against their erecting
any monument to any one who fought
against the flag in any national ceme
Clark Loved Ills Girl.
It is stated in New York that the
dowry of Senator William A. Clark’s
daughter, Miss Katherine Stanffer
Clark, who married Dr. Lewis Ruther
ford Morris a few days ago, is $14,-
Hanna Denies Story.
Senator Hanna denies the report
that he has determined not to be the
chairman of the new national Repub
lican committee. A statement to this
effect was sent out from Washington.
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HEARST LOOMS UP.
The Proprietor of The New York
Journal Is Spoken of as W.
J. Bryan’s Running Mate.
The Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution’s
special Washington correspondent
wires his paper as follows:
Some of the most prominent Demo
cratic leaders, including members of
the national committee and men in
their confidence, are quietly pulling
the wires for the nomination of Wil
liam R. Hearst, of The New York
Journal, for the vice presidency. This
information comes from an inside
source, though it will probably call
forth denials from those having a hand
in the arrangements. The story comes
to me from a man who has himself
bicn spoken of in connection with this
nomination, but who for several rea
sons would not allow’ his name to ap
pear in the list of candidates. There
is every reason to believe, however,
that he knows just what is going on,
for he has peculiar opportunities to
“The Democratic managers have
been on a qniet search of the east for
a man who, in return for a vice presi
dential nomination, would be willing
to make heavy contributions to the
campaign fund,” said he. “Several
men have been considered, and for
different reasons found ineligible. It
has been found that Hearst is more
than willing to put up whatever the
Democratic managers may regard as
the proper sum not only for the per
sonal gratification, but particularly
for the advertising he would get out
of it, and so if these men who have
the management of things in hand are
able to carry out their present plans
they will put Hearst on the ticket.”
All of this was stated with the
deepest earnestness and apparent sin
cerity; There seems to be no doubt
of a desire on the part of Mr. Hearst,
on the one hand, and these particular
Democratic leaders on the other, to
see Hearst put on the ticket.
CONGER ASKS PROTECTION.
Our legation at Peking, China, I. Seri
Such advices as have reached Wash
ington indicate that the situation in
China has assumed a very critical
phase and one calculated to tax the
entire resources of the Chinese gov
ernment. The state department has
been in close communication with Mr.
Conger, our minister at Peking, and
the navy department is doing its share,
having placed the flagship Newark as
fcr up the Pei He river n.s the Taku
forts, which is the nearest point to
Peking that the ship can reach.
Operations of the “boxers” are in
creasing in magnitude. Their demon
strations are no longer local and they
appear to be governed in their move
ments by some well settled design.
They have murdered nine Methodist
missionaries in on? province, at the
town of Pachow and have closed in on
Peking. Meanwhile the Chinese ar
my is suspected of disloyalty, this be
lief being strengthened by wholesale
desertions of the soldiers to the “box
Minister Conger has appealed to
the state department for the protec
tion of a marine guard for his legation.
The department has promptly cabled
him an authorization to call upon the
nearest United States naval vessels for
Finish Their Work In ( hlcaßo—lmpor
tant Revisions Mtule.
The twenty-third delegated quad
rennial conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church came to an end in
Chicago Tuesday, after a session of
The conference has resulted in many
radical changes of policy of the church.
It was the largest in the history of the
church, and its sessions were attended
Principal among the important ac
tions of the conference were the abo
lition of the time limit on pastorates;
the ratification of the equal represen
tation amendment as proposed by the
Rock River conference, together with
the seating of the provisional lay del
egates; the adoption of a new consti
tution, subject to a provision for
annual conferences, including the sub
stitution of the words of “lay mem
bers” for the term “laymen,” thus
permitting the seating of women in
the general conference, and the elec
tion of two additional missionary
In Foreign Troop-* Which Haye Been
Sent to Peking.
Advices from Tien Tsin, China,
state a special train started for Pe
king Thursday afternoon with the fol
Americans—7 officers and 56 men.
British—3 officers and 72 men.
Italians—3 officers and 39 men.
French—3 officers and 72 men.
Russian—4 officers and 71 men.
Japanese—2 officers and 24 men.
The foreign contingent also took
with them five quick fire guns.
It is rumored that foreign troops
will be opposed at the first gate of the
Chinese capital outside the wall.
THE PRIMARY PLAN.
We have observed that “the daily
press" of Atlanta has been giving out
the news in last few days about some
of the several candidates for various
offices of the county and state. We
infer from the press notices, that the
Democratic Engineering Committee
have furnished the news to “the daily
press.” They seem to take special
care to announce the names of only
those who comply with their demands
to pay assessments made by the com
mittee. It seems that the Engineering
Committee do not recognize anybody
as a candidate, only as they dictate.
If they can announce for those who
pay, why do they refuse to make no
tice of a candidate who may decline to
pay assessment? If the committee de
sire to act in a fair manner, they
should give out such facts to “the
daily press” as would show the truth
before the people. By their announce
ments they would leave the people to
believe that no other candidate was on
the field but their own entries of
assessed and paid up racers. We lake
this occasion to announce that “there
are others.” We present before our
readers copies of letters, one from the
secretary of the committee, and the
response. We are in the race to stay,
r,ud we are in to win.
We request a reading of the letters.
Then we desire to hear from the peo
ple. Send us a few lines, and let us
know what you think about it. Speak
and write short sentences to the point.
The following correspondence will
explain the condition of matters:
Democratic Executive Committee, >
Fulton County, Georgia. 1
Atlanta, Ga., 1898.
Hon. R. L. Rodgers, Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Sir—-The assessment toward
defraying the expenses of holding the
Primary of May 15th, made by the
Democratic Executive Committee upon
each candidate for the office of Judge
Criminal Court of Atlanta is $40.00.
We are informed that you are a candi
date for said office, and it will afford
us pleasure to place your name upon
the tickets, tally sheets, etc. To do
this we must receive your check for
the above amount promptly, not la. er
than April 25th. It is the desire of
the committee to acknowledge through
the Daily Press v<> jnfnts in the order
check payable to the Secty., who can
be found at the Oily Clerk office. Any
funds in the bauds of the Committee
after all expenses are paid will be re
funded candidates. Respectfully,
W. J. Campbell, Secty.
April 20, 1900.
721 Austell Building I
Atlanta Ga., April 23d, 1900. |
Mr. W. J. Campbell, Secretary Dem
ocratic Executive Committee of Ful
ton County, Atlanta, Ga.:
Dear Sir—Your letter of April 20th,
1900, came duly to my hand and has
been considered. You inform me of
the matter as stated by you, viz: “The
assessment towards defraying the ex
penses of holding the primary of May
15th, made by the Democratic Execu
tive Committee upon each candidate
for the the office of Judge Criminal
Court of Atlanta is $40.” You then
say: “It will afford us pleasure to
place your name upon the tickets,
tally-sheets, etc. To do this, we must
receive your eheck for the above
amount promptly, not later than April
It is true, as you Bay you are in
formed, that I am a candidate for the
“Office of Judge of the Criminal Court
of Atlanta.” In response to your kind
ly and solicitous demand for the S4O,
I deem it my duty to say that I am
not a candidate for the primary nomi
nation, under the engineering auspices
of a steering committee. I have not
so announced myself as a candidate
for such primary nomination. From
the first announcement, my candidacy
has been pitched upon a plane higher
and broader than a mere committee
regulation, or special grounds of par
tisan politics. I have not presented
my aspirations on any such narrow
basis, before the great multi
tude of people who live, and
abide, and move, and vote in
the limits of Fulton county, wherein
such court has its jurisdiction. There
are many reasons why I have preferr
ed to take such course for my own
candidature. The judge of such court
should be selected to such position by
a full expression of choice by all the
people, and not by a mere partisan
faction or minority of voters in any
particular p litical party, nor piloted
iuto an alleged or so-called popular
nomination under the dictation or di
recting influence given by a steering
committee. What authority or right
has any committee to thus levy assess
ments upon the candidates for public
offices for the people? By this query,
I do not assume to make any reflections
on the honesty of purpose of the person
nel of the committee, but in my own
view, the plan of such assessment for
such primary system is note good poli-
cy for onr people, in the selection of ju
dicial officers of the county and State.
It is not a fair plan for all candidates.
It may open the way for improper
methods of canvassing. We can trust
the people to make their own choice
for judges, in any general election to
be held for such purpose. In a party
of primary nomination, where several
candidates may be in the contest for any
one office,it must follow as a logical re
sult, that a fairly proportionate divis
ion of votes will give a nominee who
must be taken on a mere plurality
vote, and so have a minority of his
own party, or may possibly have a bare
majority of the partisan votes cast in
a primary, and then all other candi
dates and voters, and all the people,
even those who may be excluded from
such primary, are asked and expected
to yield every personal preference or
predilection, and every privilege or
political principle of the voting fran
chise, and join in with the general
hurrah for the election of such party
Candidate, so nominated by a small
minority of partisan and sinister voters
in a primary.
The principle, if such condition may
be so dignified as to be termed or con
sidered as a principle, is wrong, and
is not truly consistent or in accord
with correct Democratic principles,
wherein it has always been the rule
tnat a majority in elections should
prevail. Ido not propose and cannot
consent to submit to, or be bound by
any such special regulations of a com
mittee of partisan machinery, which
has the effect of putting a minority iu
control of a majority. I shall have my
own candidacy submitted before the
people for their suffrage in the general
election to be ?ield on the third of
The office of judge should not be on
the common lines of partisan polities,
and I do not care to be chosen as a
political judge. We have already seen
and had enough of such selections by
appointments. Let our judiciary be
independent of sinister personal pre
ferments, independentof partisan plans
for nomination by machinery of poli
tics. Let the judiciary be free from
the machinations of politicians, and
free from the manipulations of special
legislation, or the management of party
committees, so there may not be any
suspicion of taint or bias in the judge,
and we may then hope to see equality
in the dispensation of justice to every
Public office is a public trust, and
should not be purchased nor purchas
able, neither directly nor indirectly.
Public officers are public servants,
and servants should be chosen for
their appropriate qualifications and be
ucicw A uwii-emYrJoyL-d, until uey should
not be assessed or required to pay a
bonus by pecuniary consideration in
order to “get a job.” Such a method
or primary plan is wrong, either as a
policy or as a principle. The mas
ters, the people, should pay the ex
penses of selecting or electing their
servants. I must respectfully decline
to send the check of S4O assessed
aoraiust me to be considered as a can
didate in order to have my name
placed upon your committee’s tick
The time for holding your prima
ry is not appropriate, and the people
do not approve it. It is too early in
the year, too long in advance of
the general election. I do not desire
to be in such a primary nomination.
The rule for registration is not appro
priate, nor according to law. It is ar
bitrary, and has the effect of exclud
ing many citizens from voting in the
primary who may have omitted, either
by choice or misfortune, to get
on the new registration lists.
By what right or authority
can any party committee practical
ly disfranchise a large number of
voters, who may prefer not to register
till later in the year, when they may
then make the necessary qualification
of registration, for voting in the gen
eral elections in October and Novem
ber? This rule for registration for the
May primary tends to coerce men, be
fore they may be willing or prepared,
to register as voters, and yet it is ex
pected by the political managers and
the partisan committees, that every
man who may register himself as a
voter, between the time of the pri
mary nomination and the general elec
tion, must adopt as his owe, and stand
to, and abide by such primary nomi
nation, and vote for the minority
nominee, whether the voter would
prefer him or not, and without regard
to the fact that such voter or voters
had no vote in the preliminary nomina
tion, on account of the arbitrary rule
for registration. That is neither fair,
nor right, nor lawful.
In April, 1898, in a primary elec
tion, a vote was taken on the matter
of “For” or “Against” election of city
court judges and solicitors “by vote
of the people.” The “For” such
elections to be “by vote of the peo
ple,” received a very large majority of
the votes on that subject. Now the
managers of a political party
propose to limit the people
who shall vote in a partisan
primary,and so to nominate a candidate
for judge, and then they will assume
to dictate and declare that such a pri
mary nomination by a plurality or
minority vote, under snob rules and
restrictive and proscriptive limitations
u the partisan managers have pie-
Did It Ever Occur To You,
That Every Man Or Woman May Sometimes
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ROBERT L RODGERS,
Attorney And Counselor At Law,
And Commercial Notary Public,
Office: 721 Austell Building.
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
Reliable Correspondents At All Important Places
Only a Few Copies Left-
Every Veteran, and every son and
daughter of Veterans, ought to have
one copy of this History. In a few
more years you will want it, and then
can’t get it. Buy it now and learn of
an organization that is fast passing
away from your view. History of the
Fulton County Association of Veter
ans, personal and regimental sketches,
minutes of the meetings, etc.
Price it only one dollar.
Robert L. Rodgers,
Historian of Atlanta Camp,
721 Austell Building,
ts Atlanta, Georgia.
scribed, shall be considered and de
clared as an election “by vote of the
people.” Such presumption is ridicu
lous, and I do not desire to be consid
ered in any such preliminary or pri
iMimiipition. I. j'hall 41° be
fore the people, all the people,
and will st and for election “by
vote of the people,” on the regular
election day, the 3rd day of October.
1900. So with my thankful apprecia
tion for your courtesy of the notice of
assessment, I will decline now to put
up the S4O for the expeuse of the pri
I respectfully present and request
you and your committee to read and
consider my article on “History and
Analysis of the Primary System,” as
it appears in the accompanying copy
of “The Georgia Record,” newspa
per. Very respectfully yours,
ts Robert L. Rodgers.
AGAINST FAKE BL'iTER.
Grout’s Oleomargarine Bill Reported In
The report on the Grout oleomar
garine bill which has been an object
of special interest was filed Thursday
by the majority of the house commit
tee on agriculture, the minority also
filing a report.
Representative Henry, of Connecti
cut, drew up the majority report,
which says in part:
“We are of the opinion that the
people have ample cause for alarm at
the tremendous growth of oleomar
garince traffic in this country in the
past few years which now appears to
have reached proportions beyond the
power of the states to successfully reg
ulate or control and the present Fed
eral laws are apparently altogether in
adequate for the emergency.”
Julius Bone, Notorious Criminal, Leaves
Dade Coal Mines.
The Georgia prison commission has
been notified of the escape from Dade
coal mines of Convict Julius Bone,
one of the notorious Bone family of
Atlanta. Joins Bone has spent most
of his life in the penitentiary, and was
serving out a ten-year sentence when
he made his escape. A reward of SSO
will be offered for his capture and re
turn to the mines.
But Fulle'l to Dampen the Ardor of the
Vets At Louisville.
Thursday rain seriously interfered
with many excellent attractions ar
ranged by the entertainment commit
tee for the delegates and visitors to
the big Confederate reunion in Louis
ville. But the dripping clouds
in no wise decreased the fun and mer
riment among the large crowds of vet
erans stationed at the various head
quarters throughout the city.