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e mocrats tate Their
PeItion on the Question.
SOME INTERESTING VIEWS
'pPWtunity Presented While Philip.
pines Measure Was Being Consid
ered-Protection Policy
Aired.
A vigorous speech in favor of the
iPbilippine tariff bill by Mr. Dalzell
of Pennsylvania opened the proceed
- 15s in the house Wednesday. It was
followed by several others against
the measure, most notable of which
was 'a two-hour address by the veter
6n statesman, Mr. Keirer of Ohio, an
ex-speaker, who returns to the house
titter retirement of twenty years. Mr.
Keifer bespoke "stand pat" doctrine
of the most pronounced type, and said
he should oppose the pending bill, be
cause it was a concession to the dem
ocratic principles.
Opposition to the bill was made be.
cause of fear of rice competition by
Mr. Pujo of Louisiana.
As the result of an interruption,
Champ Clark of Missouri made this
comment regarding the Dingley tariff
law: "I think it is an infernal curse
to the whole American people."
'Mr. Williams, the minority leader,
Interjected into Mr. Pujo's speech
what he considered the exact (eimo
cratic 4ositiQn on the tariff.
"It should be levied solely with
regard to the- maximum revenue pro
duction.. If it protects in certain
places, well and goo*l; but that should
not be its prinary object."
Mr. Williams .xplained that his
party did not believe in free trade,
and that the declaration In its plat
form that all forms of protection are
robbery, to which attention was call
ed by Mr. Grosvenor, did not mean
free trade.
The recent ejectlon of Mrs. Alinor
Morris from the white house ofico
was made tIe subject. of remarks by
'Mr. Sheppard of Texas.
Messrs. Payne and Grosvenor raised
the point of order that Al. Sheppard
was not discueslng the bill under con
sIderation, buit the point was not sus
tained by the chair, Mnd Mir. Sheppard
continued, saying:
"If the president had heard the howl
of a wolf or the growl of a bear in
the adjoining room, he would have
been on the scene imnimediately."
ie characterized the occurrence as
an "unwarrantable and unnecessary
brutality, which demanded investiga
tion and merited censure."
"If congre;A," he continued, "com
posed of American fathers, husbands,
brother-s, perilts this incient. to go
unrebuked, it will add a palssive and
cowardly alppr'ova:l of thuis violation or
the most sacred principle of American
ilfe."
Mr. Grosvenor replied, saying that
congress was not a pollee cour-t, and
that he (1id not believe a sensation
should be spread abi-oad dlamaging to
the character- of the American admn
Istration.
The house adjourned until Thurs
day.
PROPOSiTIO'N IS ACCEPTABLE.
Alabama to Have Convention to Name
Members of Supreme Bench.
While ther-e is all sorts .of com
ment on the action of the Alabama
state democratic committee in laying
out the plan of time campaign in the
state this year', it is a fact that every
body seems pleased with the p~rov-is
ion for a convention to name mem
hers of the supreme bench and to
keep the party organization intaot.
Confirmations by the Senate.
The senate, in executive session,
Wednesday confi-rmed the following
nominations: Frank F4rantz, gover-nor
of Oklahoma; H-. J. Hager'mann, go
ernor of New Mexico; r-eceiver of
land office, N. H. Alexander, at Mont
gomery, Ala.
RAISE THE COLOMBIAN PI..AG.
San Bias indians Rebel Against Sover
eignty of Panama.
Irranaqumina, grand chief of the Sani
Bllas Indians on the lower Atlantic
coast of Panama, announces secession
from Panama and the renewal of al
legiance to Colombia of himself and
followers.
- There are about 30,000 of these In
*diana along 110 miles of the most fer
tile part of the coast of Panama and
in all the villages the Colombian flag
-Is being displayed. This revolt againsmt
*Panama's rule is said to be fomented
by the Colombians.
JUDGE HART DiES SUDDENLY.
Proininent Tennessecan Found Dead
.in. Bed at Chattanooga.
Jiid'e Henry' C. Hart of Knoxville
~Ieldsdepulty collector of internat revr
ernue, was found (load Weduccaa~
mnorning at thme Southern hotel in Chat
tanoo a. Helhad retired ir 'his usual
heal~l and the cauhe of his death
Is tli lowvn, but it is supposedly hutart
rtouble. Heb was a man of wealth,
h4 influence, in East Tennessee.
WANT GERMAN SERVANTS.
~ovement in, Atlanta to import Large
i.Nmmber of Girls from Chicago.
4 droe a a movement on foot to im
1 A tO Germran girlIs from Chicago
(l~tah* in tlie hope' ef remedying
IURISDICTION iS DEjED. I
Greone and Gaynoir Ralse such Point
of Qontention ;t ,ggpg of
Their Trial in SaVannah.
After four years spent in exile as
fugitives from the law, 13enjamin D.
Greene and John F. Gaynor appeared
Tuesday in the federal cor-et for the
southern district of Georgia before
Judge Emory Speer at Savannah to
answer to several indictments, charg
1ng them with conspiracy to defraud
the government, with embezzlement
and with receiving money known to
have been embezzled from the United
States.
The attendance in the court room
was large, the interest shown by
members of the bar being particular
ly intense ;a number of visiting law
yers were present.
Shortly after the convening of court
Mr. Erwini announced that at this
time he desired to call only the cases
of Benjamin D. Greene and John F.
Gaynor, making no allusion to the in
dictments standing against the co de
fendants, William T. and Edward H.
Gaynor, brothers of John F. Gaynor;
Michael A. Conolly and former Cap
tain -Oberlin M. Carter, none of whom
were in the city.
Upon the request of Colonel Mel
drim, Mr. Erwin outlined the method
of procedure he would adopt in the
trial of the cases. le will ask that
the defendants plead to the several
indictnents against them, it being
then his purposo to consolidate all
the charges and try the accused upon
tile indictments, the defendants plead
ed no't guilty to in 1902 before they
left for Quebec, forfeiting bonds of
$40,000 each.
A plea in abatsment was read by
Colonel MQelrim, holding that tile
counrt was without jurisdiction, be
cause the charge or consIiracy, upon
which the iirst bill of indictment has
been found. was not an extraditable
offenso utinder the treaty obtaining
with Canada. He asked the court
to discharge the defendants from cus
tody. Mr. Erwin expressed a desire
to 1ile an answer to the plea later,
suggesting that the case might pro
coed in the meantime. The court ten
tatively took the samo view. Counsel
for the defense objected, however,
claiming that the question of the
plea was one of vast impor-tancef, iu
that it should be determined forth
with.
The indictment, said Colonel Mel.
drim' was found upon a charge of
conspiracy. The British privy coun
sel has found that conspiracy is not
an extraditable offdnse between the
United States and the Dominion of
Canada, hence as the defendants were
extradited, they cannot be tried upon
an indictment alleging conspiracy.
This, according to the defense, should
(Iuash the two old indictments.
Mir. Erwin replied tit he would
require time in which to formulate
his answer to the plea.
The r-emaindier of the day's session
was conisuuiied in pr1eliminary skir
mishies betwveen counsel wvith the is
sue up~on the contention advanced still
uindecided when adjournment until
Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock
was taken. It seemed quite possible
as one observed tile slow progress
of the case that it mrighlt be days be
fore the yoint of dirawing the jury for
the actuaa tini will be reached.
ALABAMA STATE PRIMARY
Will Name Successors to Senatore
Morgan and Pettus.
A state pirimnary in Alabama was
orderecd for August 27 by the demo
cratic executive committee in session
at Montgomery.' Th'le committee not
only ordered a primar-y for the se
lection of deolcr-atic candildates for
governor and United States senarors, I
but it provided furthier for the suc'
cession to thle United States senate in
the event ther-e should be at vacancy
caused by death in the next four,
years.
The voters will not only vote for I
successors to 'Senator Morgan and
Pettus, but they will vote for men
who are to be appointed by the gov
ernor in the event either of the two
senators die.
CAPiTALiSTS FAVOR EXPOSiTiON.
Monied Men of Atlanta Will Aid the
Great Fair for 1910.
A rep~resentative body of Atlanta
capitalists assembled at tile chambier
of commerce W'ednesday, at the in
vitation of John W. Grant, chairman
of the 1910~ exposition canvassing comn
mittee, which is to work amon'g the
capitalists.
Tha gentlemen present, every one, of
whom is prominent in the business
world of thle city, expressed themi
selves as heartily in sympathy with
the exposition movement.
IRAND ,JURYMEN AFTER GREEN..
True Bill Against Man Who Was a
Juror in First Trial of Sanford.
The Floyd county grand jury at
Rome, Ga., Friday afternoon returned
a true bill for perjury against George
Green, a jurymian on thle former trial
of Sanford. The solicitor general
stated some time ago that he had evi
deuce to prove that Gr-een htad ex
pressedl himself as dletermined to ac
suit Sanfordl
AUTOS FOR RURAL CARRIERS.
Postmaster General Cortelyou Ap.
proves Such Suggestion.
Postmaster General Cortelyou has
approved a recommendation of Four'th
Assistant DeGraw for the use of -urai
carriers of automobiles in serving
their routes. The postmaster general,
however, reserves the right to re
'w o.l carriers to discontinue the
BACON SEEKS LIHT
Asks for Information Anent
Moroccan Conference.
FEARS AN ENTANGLEMENT
Resolution Calls for Reasons That Led
to Appointment of Delegates to
the Conference and Powers
Conferred.
A Washington special says: Criti
cism1 of the president's foreign pol
.es took a now turn Monday when
Senator Bacon introduced a resolu
tion designed to bring out all the
facts concerning the action of the
executive in providing for this gov
erninont's participatiol in the con
ference of European power-s over Mo
roceo.
Coning as it did on the heels of
Senator Tilliman's effort to throw tile
light of investigation upon Santo Do
mingo; of Senator Raynor's iery
excoriation of the Roosevelt intorpre
tation of the Monroe doctrine, this Mo
rocco resolution caused adninistra
tion senator-s so much (isconfort that
Senator Lodge served notice upon the
senato. that he would hereafter insist
that all discussions of questions bear
ing upon foreign relations be discuss
ed only behind clOsed doors. There are
evidences of strong protest, not con
fined within democratic lines, against
the president's action in permitting
this government to take a hand in
the Algeciras conference.
Republican senators who have ex
cused the president's policy toward
Santo Domingo on the ground that
the Monroe doctrine places upon the
government the duty of acting as po
licenman with this hemisphere seem
to think that representationl at the
Morocco conference is an altogether
needless and unwarranted, if not dan
gerous injection of this government
into the quarrels of Europe.
Senator Bacon recites in the 'pre
amible of his resolution that the sit
uation in Morocco and in Europe fore
shadows a war and recalls the fact
that our relations with Morocco are
purely commercitl. The powers in
terested in the political affairs of Mo
rocco, ho says, are pilainly preparing
for war.
The invitation they have extended
to the United States to send delegates
to the conference in Spain together
with the president's appointmenIt of
dolegates in accordance with the In
vitation are taken by Senator Bacon
to be of such important nature in
view of the pending war cloud over
Mlorocco that the senate should be
informed by the president as to the
exact powvers that w.ill he placed in
the hands of the Amuericanm delegates C
to the confer-ence.
To secure this infor-mationm the res
olut Ion calls iuponi the p~residenlt tor
furnish the senate with copies of in
vitations sent this countr-y to p~artic
ipate In the conferenace any p)aper-s
showing the subjects wvith which the '
confer-ence is eixpected to (deai, all in
structions sent to the American dele
gates and the names of said delegates ~
power of the delegates to bind tils
and also tile limitations placed In tilet
power of the delegates to bind tis
country to tihe agreements that may 0
be reached by the confer-ence. -
LITTLE COTTON iN THE FIELDS. '
Only Two Per Cent Remained to Be hn
Picked on January 1. es
'Presidlent H~arvie Jordan of the vi
souther-n Cotton Association has just a
ssued a b~ulletin showing that prac
ically all of the southl's cotton has c
>een picked and ginned. c<
AccordIng to this repor-t, which is
>ased upon statements received by
lhe association's correspondence in all
au
mi-ts ot the south, only 1.61 per cenlt go
if the cotton remained in tihe fields on m
[anuary 1, 1906, and only 2.45 percent dli
'eained to be ginned. ci
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RATE BILL OF MR. HEPBURN
N4ill Be Supported by Republican Go
Members of Committee.
A Washington special says: For
he purpose of giving the hlouse bill
come prestige before the senate, T1
.Thairman Hepburn and members of ar
he committee on interstate and for
lign commner-ce, are endeavoing tot
reach an agrecemient for unaninmous
report of a rate 1bill. Tis developedl
rt Friday's meeting of the commit
tee at which the republican mnember-s
announiced their purpose or support
ing the Hepburn bill with certal?
ilight changes. t
.. tc
NINE DIE IN HOTEL FIRE.
Three Stories of Building Burned
and Guests Were Entrapped.
Nine persons lost their lives in I
fire whlich burned out the fifth, sixth
and seventh stories of the WVest hotes,
in Minneapolis, early Wednesday.
Th'le blaze started in an unknown
maonner in the packing room on the
first floor-, and, ascending thle elevator C
shaft, si'readl when it reached the ~
fifthl floor.
MORE WIRES FOR THE SOUTH.
Vestern Union Finds It Necessary to,
increase FacilIties.
Many~ high offlcials of the Western1
Union Telegraph ccmpany are taking
a general tr-ip of inspection over' the
south and1( southwest. The party wvas
headed by J:.C. Blarclay, assistant gen- I
eral mnanager' of the system.v
Mr. flarclay said conditions in the v
,i' 1Il'~. w*the Wes~t- ti
VERY PLEA OVERRULED,
Viesars. Greene and Gaynor Lose in
trie First Round Before Judge
Speer-Court Talks Plainly.
In the United States court at Ia
7annah Friday morning Judge Emory
3peer rendered a decision overrung
>very plea that the crhmu of conspir
icy with which Greene and Gaynor
tre charged was not extraditable.
The decision was a sweeping 0110
in favor of the government. It imeans
that. the defendants must go to trial
on the two old indictments in which
there are fourteen counts regardless
A whether they are tried upon thc
Indictments recently found or not.
'i'li opiigon of tile court was, ir
part, as follows:
"The plea allegos that the court Is
without jurisdiction for tile roasonm
therein stated. They are that the de
rendants were lately under the sover.
ignl:-' of Great Britain; that under
he treaty and under extradition trea
ties between this government and
Great BrRain the defendants were in
licted to be tried on the charges; first
or participation in fraud by agent
Ind trustee; second, participation inl
nbezz lenient; and, third, receivingr
noney, and property, knowing, the
mine to be fraudulently obtained."
The judge said:
"For many years the United States
ias been trying to bring to the bar
>f public justice the men whom suc
cessive grand juries have indicted
.or alleged violation of its laws and
lileged misappropriation of onorious
mnis appropriated by tie libera:::/
A congress fcr the benefit of this
aIty, of the Gcorgil sea, coast, and tile
righty values involved in the trans
:ortation by water of the interstate
ind foreign commerce of our com
ry. On the other hand the rights of
In ini(lividual are not less snered, not
es to be carefully conserved by the
-ourts than the rights of the public
n so far as they may be properly
nvolved. The. court has, therefore
istened attentively and carefully con
sidered tilo exhaustive arguments ii
,oinsel.
"Why is the court asked at one
troke to hew diown tile arm of ju::
lce as it would h!old tile sca'les In
)qlal poise between the government:
md the accused?
"It is said that 1.0 uphold this in
lictiment would be a reflection 111)011
he national honor. blut III view of this
ction of all the courts of Great Brit.
Lill and the aleICl sufliecly of these
ndicltments, it will appear, I tlill,
o annul them would seem a reolec
Ion upon the national intelligence.
"The whole contention of the ac
used may be su1mn:arizcd in a sin
le sentence. The ildictlent clalrges
onspiracy and tile 1)risonler's were
eturned to the bar of this court
or something else. It is further
harged that tile 1risoners are put
n trial for' cr'ime sother than thlose
or wichei tile extradition was granted.
"The ruling of this colurt in 115 fed.
ep., 344, on tile demurrer to a sim
lar indictment hlas been cited as au
hlority to suplport the lea of the de
Dondants. It is urged that the court
citeratedi tile word1 conspiracy as a
.esignation for tile -offense, but the
act should not be dlisr'egardled that
long withl this expression wvas thle
illest and1 most circumstanltial (de
all of the facts, which wvere set out
i the indlictmlents, which were adopt
ii by all the lBritish and Canadian
ourts, whlich passed( on the lulestion,
hich brought the ab~ove extr'adition,
hiach gave theC Information to the
risonlers of thle character of tile
large against them and which must
3 proven substantially before tile gov
rnmlenlt can expect a verdict of coun
iction. It was described not merely
a a conspiracy, but as a joint and
iccessful endeavtr to dlefraudl the
nilted States by participation in thle
'ime of its trusted agent and ofl-'
Report of Indian Revolt Denied.
9enor Obaldia, minister from Pan
na, in Washington, has received thle
helwing cablegram from Is govern
ent: "Deny uprising of San Bias In
ans." Personal differences between
aiefs caused circulation of the re
ROADS MUST PAY UP.
sorgia Supreme Court Upholds the
State in Back Tax Cases.
'Georgia's supreme court decided on
lesday that the Georgia Railroad
ad flanking company and the Cen
al of Georgia Railway company are
tble to the state for taxes on 30,000
ares of the capital stock of - the
~estern of Alabama railway, half of
hich is owned by each of the Geor
a corporations namned. The supreme
murt thus sustains the decisions in
ese eases of Judge John T. Por'dlo
n of Fulton superior court.
SMOOT CASE WITNESSES
Immoned by Chairman Burrows to
Appear In Washington.
Chairman Burrows of the- senate
Olimiittee on privileges and elections,
ueOsduy, issuedl subpoenas for a num-.
er' of witnesses to testify in the case
f Senator Sinoot of Utah. The flames
f tihe witnesses will not be made pub
Ic until after the oubpoenas are sery
d. Most of them are in Utah.'
WILL DISCUSS LAND AGENTS.
~assenge'r Officials to Investigate the
Schemes of Western Lines.
A hieeting of passenger offiia of
h~e southeastern and western lines
as been1 calledi to mebet inl Chicago.
til un~derstood that thle gatherIng
di consider the efforts of' certain
-estern1 lines andi their met hods ol
~ying to dlepopulato this section for
CROWERSCONVENE1
Southern Cotton Association
Meets in New Orleans,
NOTABLE SPEECHES MADE
President Jordan Reviews Situation in
interesting Annual Address-Pro,
ceedings of First Day's
Session.
With a large and representative at
tendance from the cotton growing
states, the Scuthern Cotton Growers'
Asucciation opened a three days' ses
sion in New Orleans Thursday.
The hall was crowded when Pres
ident Jordan called the convention to
order. A feature that attracted at
tention was the presenge of a negro
delegation frcmrn Hinds county, Missis
sippi. Secretary Woods of the Mis
sissippi association Enid they were reg
ular delegates and entitled to seats.
President Jordan was given an ova
tion. Igivocat'on was offered by Rev.
Dr. Beverly Warner. Ex-President
John M. Parker of the New Orleans
cotton exchange delivered an address
of welcome in which he said the spec
ulator is the greatest enemy the far
mer has. fe counseled the farmer
not to "kill" the golden goose by put
ting up prices So high as we will soon
have an active competition from other
countries.
Mr. Foster, member of the Louisi
ana railroad commission, and a larg.3
cotton pkinter, responded. When Mr.
Foster concluded President Jordan de
livered his address on the southern
farmer.
President Jordan reviewed at some
length the objects of the association
and Its accomplishments. lie ro
ferred to the discovery of dishonest
practices in the bureau of cotton sta
tistics in the department of agricul
ture at Washington and the light
made by the asscciation for purity
there. -He then discussed the reasons
for the denandi made by the associa
tion-11 cents for cotton.
"It has been ascertained by Inves
tigation," lie said, "and has not yet
been denied, that at the prevailing
prices of the manufactured product.s
this season, spinners could easily
have paid 12 cents for the entire
crop to the growers and declared div
idends on their investments. On
this basis a crop of 10,000,000 bales
should have brought the .producers
$600,000,000. If we demand and re
ceive 15 cents for the balance of the
unsold portion of the crop, basis mid
dling, at interior points, we will still
be unable to average the whole crop
at 12 cents a pound1(, due to the unwar
ranted low prices at wvhich more than
one-half of the crop has been sold.
The proposition to hold the balance
of the crop at a maximum figure of
15 cents is, therefore, based upon
conservative r-easoning surrounding
the present legitimate laws of 'demand
and supply.
Concluding his address, President
Jordan urged the wisdlom and1 neces
sity for compact organization amiont
the girowers in every cotton producing
county In the south.
Mr. Irvine of Georgia said exten
sive Italian immigration would ulti
mately result In Italian possession of
southern lands. -He thought the en
er-gies of tihe south ought to be dIrect
ed to the education of its youth in
the advantages of farming and to the
sending of city boys to the fields.
Mr-. Smith of South Car-olina said
that the south during the past year
hadi madle all the cotton needed with
out diffleulty, andl with negro labo,
andl there wvas no occasion for dis
cussing the question of securing ad
ditional labor until the souther-n far
mers we-e assured an enriching re
tur-n on the cotton they wecre able to
raise.
At the conclusion of the dliscussion
HoTn. D. A. Trompkins of Charlotte, N.
C., was introduced to speak on "Cot.
ton Values in Textile F"abrics."
At the opening of the afternoon
session announcements wvere madle of
members from the various states to
serve on trho committee which (does the
actual work of the convention. The
committees providedl for are on acre
age andl diversification, pushing the
work of organization and financing
the association, warehousing, holding
balance of unsold crop, tradle relations
and statistics.
The night features were a paper by
John D. Walker of Sparta, Ga., on
closer relation between banker and
farmer. He was given a vote of
thanks for raising the first $10,000)
for- the work. Walter Clark, presi
dent of the Mississippi division. spuse
on organization, detailing the results
which had followed the union.
NO MONEY VALUE iN PRAYERS.
Mississippi Legislature is Against the
Compensation of Ministers.
Pr-ayers have no financial value, ac
cording to a dlecision i-cached by the
lowei- branch of the Mississippi leg
islature. A resolution wvas offered
providing for the payment of $100 to
the ministers of Jackson to open the
OsSIens with prayer eneh morning,
and 'Nas voted dlown by an overwhelm
ing majority. The lawmakers thought
that the ministers ought to be willing
to pray without pay.
WANT GRIGS FOR CHAIRMAN.
Georgia Delegation in, Congress Ap
prove of Judge's Qualification.
The nmembeirs of the Georgia delega
tion in congress have unanimuously
selected Judge Griggs as Georgia's
member of 'the congressional cam
')'ign), with thle underntanding that he
'ill be a candidate for the chairman
SMITH-HOWELL DEBATE.
Two Georgia Gubernatorial Candidates
Engage in Forensic Contest In Co
lumbus-Only One Sensation.
The first of the joint debates in the
Georgia gubernatorial campaign was
pulled off in Coluimbas Wednesday be
tween Candidates lion. Hoke Smith
and Hon. Clark Howell.
The speakers were greeted by an
audience of nearly 2,000 people, and
both vere given an ovation, and the
partisans of both sides are making
sweeping claims as to the result of
the meeting.
A sensational feature of the debate
was when Mr. Howell said that he
had been offered the support of Hon.
'rom Watson, and when some one in
the audience shouted for "proof," Myr.
Howell produced and read two letters
which, in part, weo as follows:
Atlanta, Ga., July 14, 1905.-Hon.
Clark Howell-My Dear Clark: have
just wound up an interesting trip of
eight days' touring through Tennes
see and Virginia with my friend, Hon.
Tom Watson. We thoroughly discuss
ed the chances of Hon. Hoke Smith
and yz.urself, and came to the con
diusion that all this corporation talk
is nothing but a skirmish fight-that
the all-absorbinpg contention will be
the disfranchisement of the negro.
Mr. Watson, you will remember, in his
Atlanta speech of September, 1904,
pledged himself to disfranchiseinent.
You will recall that I have for years
been your warm personal friend --
ever since we served together in the
house of representatives, of which
you were s-peaker. I want you elect
ed governor, and I am particularly
anxious to have you secure Mr. Wat
son's support to that end.
If you had agreed to support the
disfranchisement amendment, I feel
satisfied that Smith could not secure
Watson's support. I know that he dis
likes Hoike Smith, and I know the v.y
ininous Lreatment of Mr. Watson by
Hioke Smith and the Atlanta Journal in
the past rankles in his breast, espec
illy the open charge of corruption
made by Mr. Smith in Augusta.
it is true that both you and Smith
were bitterly opposed to 'the 1ard
wick disfranchisement bill at the
time it was defeated in the general
assembly. And yet Hoke's deep anx
lety for political promotion is such
that he will not hesitate to make a
deal bartering his conviction on this
subject.
You have the first opportunity to get
Watson's support if you want it.
Let me hear from you on the sub
ject. Address your reply to my ol(
home, Juniper, Talbot county, Georgia.
and It will be forwarded to me. Your
friend, .JOH'N A. SIBLEY.
To this Mr. Howell replied as fol
lows:
Atlanta, Ga., July 17, 1905.--Ion.
John A. Sibley, Junilper, Tralbot Coun
ty, Georgia. - My Dear John: I
have you very kind letter written af
ter- your tipil through the mountains
with Hon. T1onm Watson.1
I would like to see Mr. Watson re
turn to the democratic party and to
have his support as a democrat.
.Tnfortunately he seems to have
dril tedl tco far from his original moor
ings to affiliate with the party, and
I can quite understand now how, as:
one who is bitterly antagonizing demi
ocratic success, he should be willing
to inject new issues into democratic
counsels with the view ot dividing the
white vote of Georgia.
Per-sonally, I am very fond of him
and much admire his brilliancy and
his literar-y attainments.
I am opposed to the kind of dis
franchisemnent as proposed by the
H-ardwick bill, becausee I believe that
instead of r-eally di2franchising thmec
negro it will dlisfranchise thousanda i
of them and disfranchise tens of
thousands of white citizens.t
My recor-d in this matter is based
upon conscience and I must be con-t
sistent.
I wouldl not have the gover-norsh ip
if I had to barter my convictions to
get the office.
With assurance of personal esteem.
anm, with best wishes, sincerely
yours, CLARK HOWELL.
ABDICATION FOR MORALES.
Dominican President Proposes Surren. -|
der 'to Esolipe Punishment.
The state department has advices
from Santo Domingo City to the eo.f
Fect that the government there wasa
dlisposed to accept the proposal of
President Morales to surrender his pf.
Vice andl quit the republic if he wer-e
not arrested or tried on the charge
af treason. It is believed Morales will
he depor-ted to insure the observancet
of the terms of his abdication.t
ROOSEVELT RIDES THE- GOAT.
President Initiated as Honorary Menm.
ber Of Order of Red Men.
Under the supervision of Judge
D~aniel of Griffin, Ga., and other high
afficials of the order, Pr-esident Rloose
volt took a first' ride upon01 the Rled'
Men's goat. Ife is now an honcorary
member of the lnde~penden]t Order ofa
Red Meni.
The interesting ceremony of initia
tion took place at the white house
Thursday morning
BUREAU CO'TTON REPORT.
Bulletinl Issued at Washington Show
ing 95721,773 Bales Ginned.
Accordinlg to a bulletin Issued Tuee
day by the ce95sus bureau, 9,721,773 o
~ales of epitff were ginned to Jan-e
use.<1D06, couning round as ha'r o
bales, and exclud~inlg 'linters. Numi- n
her of round bales included 263,4 2-1.
ra Island bales, 98,939. There W:- h
FOR FIFTEEN CENTS
armers are Urged to Ho'd
Cotton by Convention.
3ANKERSPLEDGE SUPPORT
As Moans of Reduction Diversification
of Crops Is Urged-.Sensation:-l
Advices Sent Out from New
York.
By a unanimous vote the Southern
Cotton Association in session at New
Orleans adopted the report of Its comn
mittee on holding, recommending that
the balance of the crop of 1905-6 be
held for fifteen cents a pound. A
joint committee of bankers and farm
ers from each state an(I territory is
to carry the plan into effect. Co-op
oration with the growers of sea island
Cotton is provided for, long staplecot
ton to be held at 24 cents.
That the sum of work of the South
srn Cotton Association was to Ie a
declaration for fifteen cents cotton
with reduction In the form of (liversi
fication was practiclly settled at the
Friday afternoon session of tile cou
vention when Chairman Dancy of the
committee on holding, in advance of
the Presentation of its report, an
nouinced1 that the committee had unan
imously decided lavorably on that
proposition. 'The an nouncelent po
voked the convention to a Whirlwind
of cheering.
The premature announcement of the
conclusions of the committee was
forced by adviCes froir. New York to
the effect that newspape (lispatches
and Wall street reports printed and
circulated there indicated a lack of
harmony among the elements making
up the convontion and dissensions
over the 15 ce(nts proposition.
R. Dancy, chairman of the holding
committee, then said that in view of
the reports which had been circulated 4
in the east of dissension in the con
vention, he desired to announce In
advance of its report that the com
mittee was uunnimc us in its decision
to ask the convention to stand by the
proposition that the routhje-n farmers
will hold their cotton for 15 cents.
Chairman Walker of Sparta, Ga.,
who presided over the meeting of the
bankerm;, then anncunced that tho
bankers had enthusiastically adopted
the following resolutions:
"The southern bankers in conven.
tion congrata ate the Southern Cotton
Associatitn on tile success Which it
has aIready attaine(d in its efforts to
maintain a fali- an( equitable price
[or the south's staple crop, and rec
ognmizing that the Interests of the far'
mers, bankers and business men of
the south arc insepar-able; therefore,4
be it
"Resolved, first, That we, represen
tatives of southern banks, herebprye
ww~ our piledge of moral andl financial
suplport to the Southern Cotton Asso
alation, in their efforts to carry out
hiis purpose; and second, we urge
~he imnportanc2 of a better andl more
30mpilete system of warehousing andI
3aring for cotton.'
Chairman JT. H1. White presented the
-eport of the committee on - ~
.ra~le relations. It indorsed th:
>y the -standing committee.
:ei- signedl by e'x-Senator M.
is chairman, said the commit
President Rloosevelt and cabinet ofil
~era in Washington after the last con
tention, andl explainedl to him the do
ire for a commission to enlarge the
~ottoni trade In' foreign countrnies.
By invitation Secretary Bllackwell
f tile National Ginner-s' Association
lnde an address to the convention.
'"here ni-e not 300,000m bales of cot
on yet to gin in the ontire south,'
eo said. "More than 50 per~ cent oi
h~e gins everywhere are closed. Many
*f the c'hers have only five to~ seven
ales ito gin. Dry goods have been
onstantly adivancing in pirice (luring i
he year- past, andl we- have only to
tandl together to get thle reasonable
'rice the association has asked for
otton."
DAMN THE LAW," SAID MAYOR.
his Remark Is Attributed to the'
Chief Executive of Kansas City.
"Damn the law, Goed could not en
omee the prohibltlon law In Kansas
nd Jesus Christ woul not."
Rev. John C. Lynn, a Presbyterian
ireacher and president of the Civic
Aague, testifying at Kansas City,
[an., F'riday, in the cause brought by
he state to oust Mayor W. WV. Rose
rOml office because of his alleged fail
ire to enforce~.the laws, testifiedl that
he above words wvere spokeni by
idayor Rose on May 6, 1905.
EXPOSITION BUILDINGS BURN..
-listoric Structures'at Piedmont Park,
Atlanta, Reduced to Ashes.
Filre consumedl the historic New
(ork building and t he Fine Ar-ts
milding at Iedmmont park, Atlanata,
P'hursdany mlcrning.
The conflagration robbed the city .m
str'ucture that has played a promi
ent part in the gala days of Atlanta's
listory, f~or most of the celebriatced via
hers to thle city have been entertainedl
n the New York building.
COLLISION BEING PROBED.
laval Board of Inquiry Convenes onj
Board Battleship iowa.
A naval boardl or inquiry, composed
f oficers of the Atlantic fleet, was
onvenedl aboard tho battleshliD Iowa,
if 01(1 Point, Truesdlay, by Roar Ad.
liral Robley D. Evans, and an in
estigation into the collision of the
attleshI4)s g(entucky and Alabama,
ff Five F'athon bank, New \,York,

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