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WINS OF GEORGIA! - * :ZJf " I Assemble in Atlanta and Re- j - surr.e Legislative Duties, . > PLENTY OF WORK AHEAD - *> ;A Both Houses Get Down to Business j Promptly?Governor's Message is Read and a Batch of Important -Bills Introduced. ;V? X: Th? Georgia general assembly met v dn- Atlanta Wednesday in annual sesr? 4-VIA connf A -axyu, ' U-Lti nvuac <uiu uic '?- 1 ?, j called to crder at 10 o'clock in the morning by Speaker Slaton and President West, respectively. - " ' The house gallery was well filled f ." - P -when the call for order was sounded,. .and the many visitors assembled look-. pj . t * : 5* . - i 1 Jf V &y' i ed on "with interest as the representa,. v.tiyes immediately entered upon the - .^-business of the session. The call of the roll by Clerk John . y I VT. Boifeulllet, immediately following v.prayer by the chaplain, Rev. Mr. 'Pim. imons, disclosed but few absentees, tA Tiie house early evinced its determi.nation to get down to steady busiC ness, the motion of Hon. Joe Hill Hall of Bibb that the house meet at nine ; n'clnrlr in. the moraine instead of at i . ..ten o'clock, meeting with few dis- i seating voices. The governor's message was receiv- I * eti and read in both houses, command- ! ing. the close attention of the mem. -bers. Upon the call for the introduction j ; 4 of new matter, thirty-eight new bills j were introduced, adding to the large ! amount of unfinished business of last j year's session. Following the roll call a joint resolution was adopted that a Joint'committee of five from the house and ' three from the senate be appointed ?o wait upon the governor to notify liim that the general assembly was I .-^convened in annual session. A message from the governor trans- j mitted certificates of election of mem-1 \ bers of the house elected to fill va- j > cancies occasioned by death and res. J? ignations. - . ,: The following newly elected members were then called before the bar s < +>io hrvnoo nnri swiirn in IjV Associ- ' ate Justice Cobb: W. H. Buchanan j of Ware, vice J.M. Spence, resigned; j James Taylor of Sumter, vice J. H. j Lumpkin, deceased; Eschol Graham j of Telfair, rice D. C. McLennan, de- j ceased, and T. P. Ramsey of Murray, j vice A. K. Ramsey, deceased. A joint resolution of Mr. Connor ; of Bartow was unanimously adopted and immediately transmitted to the .senate, expressing the hope that Hon. William Jennings Bryan will accept the invitation of the State Agricultu- : ral Society to visit the state fair in j Atlanta next October. Applause greet-; -ed the mention of the Nebraskaa's j name. Brief Session of Senate. After the introduction of eight bills two resolutions on the illness of Sen. ator J. B. Ware of the thirty-seventh district, and Doorkeeper John W. Green and the reading of the governor's message, the senate adjourned, v after being in session a little over an hour. Probably the most important bill > introduced was that of Senator W> S. j McHenry of the forty-second district, l --- - ? XL _ TTT..i._ J ! providing tor leasing uie ? esteru *uzu j Atlantic railroad art the expiration of ' the present lease to* the Nashville, 1 ; Chattanooga and St. Louis. This bill provides that it be leased j for not less than forty years and not j less than $45,000 per month, or not less than sixty years or not more than ninety-nine years, at $60,000 per month. The lease proposed includes the shops of the road and rolling j stock. This bill is the same as tnat i which was introduced last year by Mr. J t McHenry. BY ROPE AND TORCH. Life of Negro ki Indian Territory la ! Taken By a Mob. j A negro who committed a criminal J assault upon the lS-year-old daughter j of Ira Robertson, near Wbmack, I. T., was captured Sunday night and after being taken back to the scene of his crime, was hanged and burned. He confessed and offered no resistance to the mob. To one person the negro gave his name as Cliff Mays of Marshall, Tex., and he told another that it was Will .Nfcwbright of San Antonio. I THE BREACH IS WIDENED. Downfall of New Russian Ministry Has Sad Effect. A St. Petersburg dispatch says: The downfall of the Gcremykin ministry, whose blundering attempt to bridge the chasm between the government and parliament have resulted only in widening the breach now is virtually an acc:mplished fact, if the statement of a grand duke to this effect can be accepted. % I , - . / RATE * MEASURE A LAW. 1 President Affixes His Signature To j Most Important Measure Passed By the Congress. The president Friday night, at | i 11:15, signed the railroad rate bill, j He also signed the naturalization bill I 1 and the bill for the construction of j a lock canal across the Isthmus oJ j Panama. i A Washington special says: "We're going; we're going home to- I . I morrow," was in tlie minds or~uie members of the house' Friday when tliey assembled for the last real hard j day's work previous to adjournment. I At 3 p. m. the senate agreed to the ! conferenoe report on the railroad rate j bill, which passed the bill. Senator Tfilman called up the con- j ference report and renewed his at- j tack upon the pipe-line amendment I as being in the interest of the Stand- j ard Oil Company. "About the time the Allison amendments were incubating," he said, "there was great force about toe Garfield report on the Standard Oil Company, and we were told that the exposures of its crimes would help the vote on the rate bill, and under the cover of this dust the president re- I tired fr\m his advanced position on ! railroad legislation and accepted the | Allison provision. "There the big stick and the pitchfork which had'been in alliance found i themselves separated and the pitch- j fork, while doing duty on the firing i line, looked around to see the tail i of its associate hustling toward the ! rear?sliding toward the Allison base, j to use a baseball phrase. The big : stick was rushing on amours to get between Father Allison' legs. "Hie had no fault to find," he added, "except that he considered the j fact that the president had been in- j consistent in not coming to the assistance of the senate conferees. He . considered it a little remarkable when j he might do something to thwart the j policy of this gigantic monopoly he is j as mum as a mouse, except that there j is now another hurrah at^nTt what J the president is going to do with the j Standard Oil Company in the way of suits. He added that notwithstanding the prosecution has been decided upon, we are carefully told in ad- j vance that -the high omciais, sucn j as Rockefeller, /Rogers amd Archi- j bald, are not to be molested." Senators Bailey and Tillman engag- j ed in a very sharp controversy over . the latter^ denunciation of the law- ; yers. The Texas senator indicated ' an opinion that this v/as demagogy, and Mr. Tillman, while contending j that he respected the attorneys of standing, said he had an utter contempt for shysters, and for the men who pack the political conventions. There was intense feeling for a few moments. At this juncture the vice president found it necessary to interfere and to insist upon the senators addressing the chair. The interruption gave Mr. Bailey an' opportunity to get his breath, and j when he resumed he was quite calm, fie then said: "The senator from South Carolina has many desirable qualities, but he has got some prejudices that obsoiure his usual fairness and his usual clearness. I do not know what grudge he has down in South Carolina against the lawyers. Probably they all re" ... .? ?M^TrnnAAfwant f SlStea ills ly yunuu<u au cmV/viuvjlav. If they did, I think they were wrong." I He said that the lawyers ought to j be thankful for an occasion that had ! brought out so eloquent a defense of j their profession. He proceeded to de! clare his regard for respectable memI bers of that profession, but sticking | to his text, he added: | "But I have a most infinite conj tempt for some of the breed I know." I The conference report was adoptj ed without division. This vote had ! tl^e effect cf finally passing the bill, j The senate then adopted the joint j resolution fixing the time when the act shall go into effect, two months i after its approval by the president. I I WHITES FIGHT BLACK TROOPS. I Negro Soldiers At Fort Leavenworth i Have Liberties Curtailed. ! In a clash in Leavenworth, Kans., Saturday night between white and I colored troops at Fort Leavensworth, j two members of the engineers' corps j were severely beaten and others were j | cut and bruised. Two men are in j ! the hospital. The trouble has been j ! brewing since the colored troops re- i cently assaulted a white soldier. As | ( a result of the clash, an order was ! | issued suspending all passes issued to j I men to visit the city. RAILROADS TO BE SUED. Alleged That They Have Violated the i Safety Appliance . Law. Attorney General Moody has directed that suit be brought against a large number of railroad companies to i*scover penalties for violation of the safety appliance law through failure to keep their equipment in proper condition. The largest number of violations attributed to any road is fifty, two against the Atlantic Coast Line. CONGRESS CLOSES Finishes First Session With Fine Record Established. ENDS WITH FISCAL YEAR ? A Resume of Important Measures That Were Passed, Signed By the President and Which Are Now Laws of the Land. Both houses of congress adjourned at 10 o'clock Saturday night. For the first time in the history of the government congress adjourned on the day which closed the fiscal year. Other sessions had adjourned before and some after June 30, but the fifty-ninth congress ended its first session" on the day when the government strikes its balance and closes its books. There were some Interesting lectures to mark the end which finally came when there was less than a quorum in either house, as many senators and representatives, reljtfng on the belief that the adjournment would oome early fn the day, made their arrangements to leave in the afternoon and they did not remain lor the closing scenes. Speaker Cannon rigidly carried out his intention of keeping back the adjournment resolution until the bills were all passed and signed, and the hour for the end was not known until a short time before the gavel fell The closing scenes in the senate were formal and without interest. In the house there were the usual hilarious performances consisting of amusing speeches and songs which oc cupied the time during the long waits, and members made the best of the hottest day of the season with merriment. Altogether the session just closed has been a strenuous one from start to finish. The measure which caused the greatest debate is the railroad rate bill. Begun with the session its consideration continued throughout. Pure food enactment and meat inspection provision are also important changes in the . federal attitude toward both the producer and consumer of the country. A uniform and more strict method of naturalizing aliens was enacted. The type of the Panama canal was fixed, thus settling a question \fftich has perplexed both the professional and lay mind. The president is to build a lock waterway and was given a total of $39,000,000 for the year for that purposlT It was required that material for the canal should be of American manufacture, unless the president shall find th9 pride axcessive, in which case he is given authority to buy abroad. The consular service was given a 1 -a - ? loonl etofllC -VL~r,\h Will complete ucn ib&cu permit of an entire re-organization. When the appropriations^ for the session are trtaled it will be found that their aggregate has reached nearly $000,000,000. This is a greater sum than has been made available since the war congress of 1898. Of this amount $25,000,000 will go into new public buildings in various sections of the country. The annual appropriation for the state militia was doubled and hereafter $2,000,000 will be spent from the federal treasury for the purpose of keeping the state military organizations in touch with the regular army. A measure of importance to railroad and other employes engaged in hazardous employments, known as the employers' liability bill, became a law. The government will participate in the Jamestown ter-centennial exposition and $1,825,000 was authorized expended out of the federal treasury for that event. Speedy appropriations for the San ? ?*? rocnited from re jbTanciscu suu.wxv.xw ? quests by the president. Two and a halt millions was donalted directly aim supplies from the stores of tin government nearly equaled thai amount WOMAN HELD TURNKEY. Faithful Wife of Convict Aids Him in Breaking Jail. Through the assistance of his wife, J. F. Ball of Mlddteboro, Ky., one of the most noted desperadoes of eastern Kentucky, escaped from jail at Richmond, Va., on Thursday night, James Say lor and Steve Turner, charged with murder, and James Turner, an airfSged cattle thief, also escaped. Mirs. Ball held the turnkey, while her husband and the others made thj"i* ?.? ThA -woman is held waj w *4i/v* under arrest. WILL INSPECT WAR SHIPS. Louisiana Adds New Feature to the Quarantine Regulation. A New Orleans dispatch says: Warships from suspected yellow fever ports which enter the Mississippi river thi3 summer, must submit t-o the same strict quarantine regulations a3 any other vessels, according to decisions of the Louisiana state board of heattlL |BARNES IS PITCHFORKED Tillman Has His Say Before Op6n Senate Regarding the Ejectment of Woman from White House. A Washington special says: Senator Tillman interrupted the regular business o<f the senate Thursday to speak on hfs resolution calling for an investigation into the ejecfTSn of Mrs. Minor Morris from the white house last January. He' complained that his resolution had been pushed aside constantly for one reason or another. He said he never would have again . approached the subject, "but for this faot that the name of the man, Assistant Secretary Barnes, who must ba held responsible for the act, had been sent to th? senate for the postmastership of Washington." He then detailed his efforts to have thft nomination of Mr. "Ramos roiaotod. In order that he might not be accused of unfairness Mr. Tillman had read Mr. Barnes' defense of his conduct in the Morris affair. He also had read the statements ft Elmer H. Paine, who was he said one of the six newspaper men at the executive office when the Morris incident occurred. He commented at some length on Mr. Paine's statement, saying he was the only one of the six who had ever had anything to aay about the matter outside of the newspaper ox in private con versation. This he spoke of as "re markable," and then quoted extracts from Mr. Paine's statement. In contrast to that statement he presented what he declared to be the actual facts in the case. These were included in a statement from Jas. H. Price, another newspaper man, who had witnessed the occurrence. In Mr. Paine's statement it was represented that ^Drs. Morris was treated as considerately as possible, while Mr. Price said she was "carried off like a sack of salt." -Mr. Tillman spoke of Mr. Barnes' denial of another statement by Mr. Price that a negro man had assist ed in "the crunl and miserable performance." He said the president had been very indifferent as to whether he should get at the facts in the case, and he could not understand why Mr. Paine had been sifigled out among the newspaper men. He also discussed the difference of testimony as to whether Mrs. Morris had been dragged, and as going to "prove beyond all possibility of dispute,' he said Mlrs. Morris had furnished him with the black silK skirt she wore on the occasion. This was torn in many places, while there was a round hole at one of the knees showing that she unquestionably had been dragged. Not only was there a hole in the skirt, but there were also holes in" the undercloih&g and in the hosiery?proof sufficient to prove any man "an arrant liar," who spoke to the contrary, said the senator. Speaking of the police at the white house, ,Mr. Tillman said there is such a tendency toward imperialism as would justify the use of the mil itary for that purpose. If the country wanted to go to the devil along the lines of imperialism he could stand It "As indicative of this inclination, a young lady has married and gone across the water, whence she i$ heralded as 'Princess Alice.' I don't hold the President responsible for that, for it would be unfair to hold him responsible for the course of a lot of 1 fools who write headlines, which must be obnoxious to both the president and the young lady." In closing Mx. Tillman decSatjpd ' that Mrs. Morris had been treated 1 "worse than a dog," and that the pres1 ident had indorsed this treatment by appointing the man responsible for it to the position of postmaster of Wash" ington, where the women of the city ' would have to come Into contact with him. "I have felt constrained," he said, "to do what I have done, and 1 if anybody dees not like it let him ' lump it." 1 There was loud aplause in the galleries when Mi*. Tillman concluded, 1 but owi.lg to an objection by Sona: tor Kean the senate refused to vote on his resolution. FORMER MILLIONAIRE DEAD. Man Who Made Way With Vast Sum is No More. Word has been received in Washington that Thomas E. Waggaman, former treasurer of the Catholic Uni\ versity, who failed for over $4,000,000 a year ago, died at a farm house near Annapolis, McL, where he has been for a iuftaber of months. He was G9 years old. Waggaman's failure startled Washington, where hundreds of persons had placed with him various sums for investment and which were lost. FOR JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION. Report of Conferees Provides $1,325,000 for Ter-Cerrteonial. The conference agreement on the senate amendment to tlie sundry civil bill providing for government participation in the Jamestown Tercentennial which was reported Wednesday, provides for an appropriation of $1,325,000. The original amount of $37o,000 for a government building was reduced by $75,000. 'SCORE ARE KILLED ! *'i I American Tourists Victims of. 1 Train Wreck in England, [" i ! CASTASTROPHE HORRIBLE ] i 1 i Nearly All the Dead Were Persona Who Had Just Arrived At Plymouth on Steamer New York For London. < Driving at a mad pace over the 1 London Southwestern Railway, the 1 American line express, carrying 43 of tlie steam'er New York's passengers i 1 from Plymouth to London, plunged from the track just after passing the station at Salisbury, England, at 1:57 o'clook Sunday morning, and mangled to death in its wreckage 23 passengers who sailed from New York on June 23d, and four of the trainmen. Besides those to whom death came speedily, a dozen persons were injured, some of them seriously. Following is a list of the first cabda passengers dead: W. Barwick, Toronto T.nuia f.aasiftr. Trnmhiill f!onn.* Frederick H. Cossitt New York; Mrs. C. W. Elphicke, Chicago; Dudley P. Harding, New York; Mrs. L. N. Hitcncock, New York; Miss Mary F. Howieson, New .York; Rev. E. It. Kin& Toronto; Frank W. Koch, Allentown, Tenn.; John E. McDonald, New York; C. F. McMeekin, New York; C. A. Pipon, Toronto; Charles E. Sentell, Mrs. E. W. Sfcntell, New York; Miss Blanche M. Sentell, New York; Miss Gertrude M. Sentell, New York; Miss Eleanora Smith, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Walter W, Smith, Dayton, 0.; Gerard Smith, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Hillias Hurd Waite, New York. The following second cabin passengers, address unobtainable, are dead: Lewis Goephinger, Jose Keller, W. H. Thompson. Six first-class cabin passengers were more or less seriously injured. The late hour of the New York's arrival at Plymouth saved many lives. She carried more than 60 travelers for London, but many of them elected to travel on comfortably to Southampton in preference to the late landing at Plymouth, and the night ride across the country. If the New York had made a faster passage, the roster of the dead and injured would have been longer. The wiecked train consisted of a powerful express engine, three firstclass corridor carriages and one combinaiion guards' van and buffet The passengers were soon aboard and at 11:30 the express pulled out. It was given a clear track on the run of 230 miles to London, on which the ?vnrpsa ^enerallv maintains a speed of a mile a minute. Engineer Robins quickly gave the engine her head, and the special was soon speeding swiftly through the night. It ran on safely without incident until it entered the railway yard at 'Salisbury, when the passengers noted that the coaches be* gan swayiDg from side to side. Subsequently at the end of the long platform when the track begins to curve towards the bridge spanning Fisherton street, the enginp seemed fairly to leap from the track. Lurching forward, the locomotive plunged against the standards and girders of the bridge.' The bridge withstood the impact and, rebounding; the engine crashed into another engine, which was standing on a siding, and overturned. The wreckage of the two engines interlocked in a broken mass of twistr ed steel. The first coach shot over the engines and careened onward until it was hurled against the parapet of the bridge and smashed into fragments, killing or maiming almost every occupant. 1 lit! itcuuu lUiwivu w. and rolled towards a stationary train and practically 'destroyed itself. The third coach dashed forward with the rest, overturned and collapsed. The guards' van and buffet, the rear-most car of the train, plowed forward, Injuring seme of its occupants, but pract cally maintained lta equilibrium. When the crashing of the wreck was passed, there came the cries of the injured. Relief came quickly, although it was an hour before the last body was dragged frcm the wreck. Big Shoe Failure Announced. The failure of White Dunham Shoe Company, boot and shoe manufacturers of Brockton and Boston, wa^ announced Saturday. Liabilities esti- \ mated about $400,000, and assets alightly over $300,000. MRS. THAW UNBOSOMS HERSELF. Tells Husband's Attorneys Some Details of Her Past Life. A New York special says: Mrs. x3arry Thaw has laid bare all the details of her past life and connection with Stanford White, to Judge 01- * cott and other attorneys who are to defend her husband. Mrs. Thaw told of her associations with White before her marriage, and of his alleged pursuit of her after her marriage. / / j; ' . - " ; . 'v v -* : ' TILIMAN IS PftODOED. J r | Fellow-Conferees Angered Because of South Carolinian's Charg? That They Carried "S. O." Brand. * J>} A Washington dispatch, says: Senator Ben Tillman came very near being pitchforked out of the railroad rate conference committee Wednesday because of his speech in the senate Monday in which he deliberately placed the "S. O." (Standard Oil) * A brand on the foreheads of all his colleagues in the conference and most of the senators as well. Mir. Richardson of Alabama, the only other democrat on the conference committee, was especially incensed at Senator Tillman's unbridled denunciation of the committee as tools 'of the rd Oil ocmDany. All the repub licans on the committee were very angry, but the indignation of Mr. Rich- > ardson kn6w no bounds. The other members of the confer- $ ence deliberated a long time Wednes- a day as $o whether they would again sit in tonference with Tillman-. A M plan was -discussed to request the senate to name some other senator ji in his place for stated reasons. | These would have been that Sena- ^ tor Tillman had flayed the part of a ' blackguard, bad slandered his asse- . dates unjustly and had represented || an amendment as being dictated by 1 the 'Standard Oil company, when prac- -3 tically every independent oil producer yj and refiner in the country is bombarding the senate with telegrams asserting that if this amendment, is not adopted every vestige of competition |i with the Standard will disappear. Thus they argue that Senator Tilt- 'W man is really the only member stand-? ? +!- /% c+a-nrfaH Oil nnmnanv. illg up 1U1 UUC UMUUWU V** .rw_? . . ___ WOMAN SPURNED HIS LOVE. yM Then Grimes Secured His Gun and 3a Shot Her to Death. Because he was filled with love and . Jn jealousy and his love was unreturned, John Alexander Grimes, a mill hand, early Wednesday morning shot and , v|jg killed Mrs. Evie McGinnis, at the ' $jk home of her father, W. J. Barnett, a ;.|8 farmer, who lives in Miiton county, one mile north of Roswell, Ga. Grimes is safe within the local jail, the only place he could find safety, $o| as his act has aroused much indigration, and there was talk of vio- -/|jw fence to the prisoner. At the time of the tragedy, Mrs. $|j McGinnis was preparing breakfast in tJS the dining room of the cabin. Grimes, jjja who has been boarding at the house j|?| for some three months, came in to - ;||g talk tc her and accused her of being too intimate with her father-in-law, '/Jl S. W. McGinnis. She denied the charge and Grimes 'ijs| then told her that he intended to r||S shoot her and she said for him to shoot He left the dining room, went jgS to a rear room, and secured a shot- - jS Apparently Mrs. MoGinnis had no . idea that he intended to shoot until ; i|S he entered the room, shotgun In hand. :|| Then she realized that she was in earnest She started to run to the side of "her young son, who was In '-is the room at the time of the tragedy, ' :|g| and then Grimes fired, the load taking ,|2H effect In her head and MlHng her in- >'?S stantly. > WILD RUMORS CLOSE SCHOOLS. ;^| Silly Hebrews Thought Russian Cut- 'J9| Throats Were After Them. * '.*19 A wild rumor that children's'.7 f throats were being cut In the public schools resulted in such excitement and panic throughout the lower east side in New York Wednesday that |jjp fifteen schools with 25,000 pupilstwere closed for the day. The trouble was caused by operations performed on several children Tuesday for the re- f; moval of adenoids in the back of the throat and nasal organs. Thd opera- M tion Is not a dangerous one, but es- J ?8 pecially among the Hebrews the re- Ja port was exaggerated Wednesday1 in Jl? the report that the Russian anti-Jews x' "rtHTlfFV fiDfl tSS were operating m uuo ? _ ___ a start was being made on Hebrew .<M children in the schools. It was not long until many of the schools were , %fA surrounded by frantic parents, bent on rescuing their little ones. SULPHITES IN SAUSAGES. Professor of Chemistry B*ffs Products of Kansas Packers. A chemical analysis of hamburger 'I'M steak, bologna sausage, Polish sausage, frankfurters and Wienerwursts /V: bought in the open market from three M leading packing companiee in Kan-; -:ljf sas City has convinced Dr. Lindberg, professor of chemistry and toxicology in the Kansas City Hanemann Medl- JS cal college, that these products of the -38 packing companies contain sulphites. Dr. Lindberg began his investigation of the packing house products long before the present agitation. -,;J3 GOES CARBOLIC ACID ROUTE. Strike Strikes Out Because HI? 'j|| Spouse Was Obdurate. After pleading in vain with his wife \ to forget the past and live with him again, Isadore Strike, a Russian Jew, ? at Atlanta, Thursday, drained a bottie of carbolic acid in her presence -;f-i and died at the Grady hospital a few hours later, medical aid being unable to save his life.