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COKfRS DIXIE UKE THE DEW v OL. Tin. FAST FLYER DASHES INIOOPEN SWITCH, I DEAD WE HURT Illinois Central Train, Run ning at High Speed, Wreck ed in Front of Postoffice at Coldwater. Miss. ALL CARS OVERTURNED EXCEPT LAST PULLMAN; SWITCH TAMPERED WITH Ob Relief Train from Memphis Went Surgeons and Robert ML Beattie Whose Wife Was on Wrecked Train. t»—■! «« i Fiau- > MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Feb. B.—Running at a high rate of speed, the Chicago Flyer of the Illinois Central plunged Into an open switch at Coldwater. Miss., early to day. Two people were killed and a score injured, eeveral of them probably fatally. The Dead MARTIN STANLEY. 10S3 Rayburn Bou levard. Memphia * UNKNOWN ITALIAN. Others may bo dead m the wreck, but their bodies bare not been found. At the scene of the wreck It is reported that there are three or four others still under the debria The Injured George B. Matthews, expressman, legs broken. Musco Victoria, stealing a ride, badly bruised and cut. George Barnett. Memphis, engineer, badly scalded, cut about the head. L. F. Liebier, postal clerk, cut about the head and shoulders. Hugh Wick ley, 483 Johnson avenue Memphia badly hurt. J. F. Stevens, IM Union avenue, Mem phis, bruised and Internally injured. J. G. Neudorfer. superintendent of the f Mississippi division of the Illinois Central, knocked unconscious and badly cut about ths face and head. E. D. Cameron. baggageman. legs broken. Mrs. C. L. Harbert, Brownsville, Tenn., arm and face cut, and teeth knocked • out H. T. Euges, negro porter, slightly * hurt Frank Malone, negro, badly Jarred. Relief train* were ruebed from Memphis and Water Valley at first news of the wreek. P Details of the wreek are meagre. The accident happened immediately in front of the poetofflee at CalJwater, according Io reports from there, the train hitting an open switch and every car turning over except the last Pullman. One Woman Injured All of the injured are men except one ' woman, from Brownsville. Tenn., whose name has not been learned. On the relief train from Memphis went •urge- ns and Robert M Beattie, whose wife was on the train. Mr. Beattie was at the depot to meet his wife when he learn ed of the accident. SWITCH TAMPERED WITH . ACCORDING TO REPORTS Aaaor'ited Prs««.> CHICAGO, Feb. B.—At the headquar ters of the Illinois Central railroad In this city, it was said there were 126 passen gers on the train and some of them were slightly injured Information was re ceived, ft was said, that the switch had been tampered with. Several cars were overturned. Others of the train crew who were hurt in addition to Stanley, the fireman, were G. L. Barnett, engineer, of Memphis; J. G. Neudorf er. superintendent of the Illi nois Central, who was on the train, and George Matthews, express messenger. Meudorfer was slightly hurt and Mat thews' legs were broken. Wrecking and relief trains were sent from Memphis. FIRST WRECK REPORTS ARE GREATLY EXAGGEREATED CBt Associated Press-I MEMPHIS Tenn.. Feb 8.-News of the wreck spread rapidly in Memphis. At first ft was reported that as many as 45 wore killed and people with friends or relatives likely to be on the train thronged offices of the Illinois Central and the depots trying, to get information. The first word of the wreck came to 9 the Illinois Central office long before daybreak The police station was noti fied a# the round-up of officials and doc tors was begun. Two coaches were hur riedly made up at the Poplar street sta tion and a switch engine came up from the south yards. It was a few minutes after daybreak when the special pulled out and hurried south to the scene. Two men on the special train who hur ried to the scene with frantic interest, werl the engineer and conductor. At the throttle of the engine of the relief train was. Dave Barnett, whose brother was engineer of the wrecked train, while Con ductor Jack Crider In charge, knew his father-in-law. Captain BiUy Woods, was tn charge of the wrecked train, and feared his own wife and baby were on . ft. Barnett found his brother seriously hurt. Crider learned his wife and baby had not taken the train and that his fa rther-tn-law escaped uninjured. Mr. Woods, who is a well-known Mis sisslppi politician and former member of Governor Vardaman's staff, was in the rear of the train, and escaped with noth ing mor* than a shaking up. WENDLING’S LECTURE AT GRAND MADE A HIT Delivered Under Auspices of Juvenile Protective Association and Hand some Collection Taken Up The lecture of George R. Wendling, de livered under the auspices of the Juvenile Protective association. Sunday afternoon, attracted a large audience to the Grand Opera house About the subject. ' Unseen Realities.” Mr. Wendling wove a most in teresting and scientific address. The lecture discussed and analysed both science and Christianity, and was an ef fective sermon on the unseen power that controls the universe. After closing his lecture Mr. Wendling made an appeal in behalf of the Juvenile Protective association. A substantial col lection was lite result. Mania Stmv>efeln Smmml HONORARY ESCORT NAMED AS BODYGUARD FOR TAFT AT BIG INAUGURAL BALL States and Territories Will Have Representatives On Honor Roll—Georgia Will Be Represented On Escort by Henry Hammond—List of Members. (By Associated Preaa.) WASHINGTON, Feb. «.-The personnel of the escort of honor, which will con duct President-elect William H. Taft to the inaugural ball has almost been com pleted. The roll of honor displays 41 names. Os these 38 will represent states, two Hawaii and the Philippines and one the District of Columbia. Georgia will be represented by Henry Hammond. The list Includes: Louisiana, Walter T. Denegre. New Or leans; Missouri, Charles Nagel, St. Louis; Wyoming, C. A. Guernsey, Cheynne; Ohio, Myron T. Herrick. Cleveland; California, Percy T. Morgan, San Francisco; New York, James W. Wadsworth, Geneseo; Colorado, Chester A. Arthur, Colorado Springs; Montana, Richard A. Harlow; Utah. Hoyt Sherman; New Jersey, C. L. Blair. Blairsville; Delaware. H. B Thompson. Greenville; Maryland, General Felix Angus, Baltimore; Vermont, Col- :HOUSE INSURGENTS ANXIOUS ID CURB POWERSOFGANNON Resolutions Will Be Introduced in House Tuesday, Provid ing For Radical Changes in Powers of Speaker. CANNON CAN’T SERVE ON ANY COMMITTEES IF RESOLUTIONS PASS Presiding Officer Will Not Be Al lowed To Have Place on Commit tee on Rules, Nor Power To Ap point Various Chairmen. (By AasseUteg Fraas.) WASHINGTON, Feb. B.—The - bouse ‘•lnsurgents” who are agitating a change in the rules governing that body, will in troduce a resolution tomorrow providing for radical changes which are proposed to limit the power of the speaker. The conditions proposed would make it impossible for the speaker to be a mem ber of any standing or conference com mittee. The speaker is now a member of the commitee on rules, to which the res olution will be referred. It also takes from the speaker power to appoint the standing committees, this power being given to a committee on rules and committees. The latter com mittee is created to consist of fifteen members, nine of whom shall belong to I the party having a majority. The members will be selected accord ing to geographical groups of the states. The members from each group shall se lect their representation on the commit tee on rules and committees. SPECIAL PLEA MADE FOR BAIL FOR MORSE Application Will BeFiied With U. S. Circuit Court for Release of For mer Ice King I (By Associated Preaa.) NEW YORK, Feb. B.—Application will be made in the United States circuit court of appeals this week to admit Charles W. Morse, the former banker to bail pending argument on his appeal from the fifteen year sentence in the federal prison in Atlanta for violating the national banking laws. | Morse is in the Tombs and application for bail heretofore has been refused, but permission has been given to his counsel to make further application when ths ap peal was filed. The convicted banker's counsel are greatly encouraged at the | number of prominent men who have sign ed the petition asking that he be admit ted to bail. Among the signers are many well known merchants, railroad men. bankers, brok ers and prominent men of affairs. It is said also that John W. McKinnon, liqui dating agent of the National Bank of North America, where Morse was vice president during the panic, has signed the petition and that stockholders of the bank will make a special plea for Morse. EIGHT-TEAR-OLD GIRL SHOOTS SELF TO DEATH Told Her Father That She Was Going To Shoot and Sent Bullet Through Her Brain (By Associated Press.) PITTSBURG. Feb. B.—Word was re ceived here today from Bolivar, Pa., of the suicide there last night of May Es tella, eight years old. The child's mother died some time ago and she has since •been caring for two younger children. Sunday night the child said to her father: •'Papa, I am going to shoot.” Before he nad time to realise the mean ing of the words, the girl fired a bullet in to her right temple. ROOSEVELT CALLS JAP CONFERENCE Statement of Some Radical Action is Expected from Whitehouse Some Time on Tuesday (Bv Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. Feb. B.—President Roosevelt summoned Senator Flint and Representative Kahn to the white house today, and with Secretary of State Bacon and Assistant Secretary O’Laughlin, held another conference on the Japanese situ ation in California. Another statement or some radical ac tion is expected tomorrow. ATLANTA. GEORGIA, ~ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1909. lins Graves, Bennington; Illinois, Colonel Frederick H. Smith, Peoria; Kansas. J. B. Case, Abilene; South Carolina, Hugh S. Legare; Rhode Island, H. P.' Cross, Providence; Connecticut, Louis B. Chen ey, Hartford; Washington, John H. Mc- Graw. Seattle; Wisconsin, Alfred T. Rog ers. Madison; West Virginia, Captain John A. Thayer, Charleston; Massachu setts, Col. George H. Doty, Boston; Penn sylvania, Col. J. H. Schoonmaker, Pitts burg; South Dakota, C. B. Collins; Ne vada, Oscar J. Smith. Reno; Michigan, Albert Stickney, Grand Rapids; Ken tucky, Morris B. Belknap, Louisville, North Carolina, Ernest M. Green, Ral eigh; Nebraska, Is ado r Zeigler, Omaha; Tennessee. C. H. Ralne, Memphis; Ala bama, Albert P. Bush, Mobile; Mississip pi. Walter Weaver; Oregon, S. L. Kline, Cornwallis; Georgia. Henry Hammond; Arkansas, James W. Cochran; Virginia, the mayor of Staanton; Maine, Chandler Hale; District of Columbia, Larz Ander son; the Philippines, Charles A. Otis. SECOND PANEL USED, NO JUROR SECURED IN COOPER TRIAL Most of the Men Drawn On Fifth Venire Live In Remote Parts of the County anc Flock to Court. . FEW NEWSPAPERS READ IN THEIR REMOTE HOMES; ILLITERACY PREVALEN T Few from Nashville and Vicinity Can not Qualify as Jurors Because of Having Read Testimony in the Trial for Bail. (By Associated Fraas.) NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. B.~*Over 400 of the fifth venire of 600 men have been served and reported here today for the trial of Col. Duncan B. Cooper, Robin J. Cooper and John D. Sharp, charged with the murder of former United States Senator Edward W. Carmack. Most of the men drawn on this venire live in re mote parts of the county, where news papers are seldom read because of illiter acy. The few from Nashville and vicinity, it is conceded, cannot qualify as jurors for having read the testimony at the application for bail. The court room was comfortably filled when Judge Hart’s gavel fell at 9 a. m. Most of those present were talesmen with the usual sprinkling of loafers who find the warm court room and comfort able chairs a delightful resting place dur ing the cold weather. These men and boys come early and stay until put out at night Some read papers nearly all day. Others sleep peacefully at times, but none pay a great deal of attention to the court proceedings. The first panel of the venire Included 48 names. As soon as they were pre pared, the attorneys asked for and secur ed time to scrutinize them. A. L. Mims, one of the talesmen ex cused because he had formed an opin ion, was once a candidate for governor on the Populist ticket. First Panel Exhausted The first panel of 48 men was exhausted without securing a juror. The fourth man in the second, D. M. Bannister, admitted that his eyesight was failing, but proudly added: “But I kin see to shoot a rifle jest ] as good as I ever could.” Asked how many children he had, he replied: ”Es they be all livin’ now, and ( they was when last I heard from ’em, I’ve got eight.” ' The state challenged Bannister. The second panel was exhausted at 12:45 p. m., and the third called. Court then adjourned until 2 p. m. CORTELYOU HEADS GONSOLIDATED GAS SECRETARY OF TREASURY IS BE LIEVED TO BE PRESIDENT OF NEW YORK CONSOLIDATED GAS COMPANY. (Bj Associated Press.* WASHINGTON, Feb. B.—lt is well un derstood among prominent officials in Washington that Secretary of the Treas ury Cortelyou has accepted the presidency of the Consoldated Gas Company of New York. Mr. Cortelyou has declined to either er affirm or deny the statement, but there does not seem to be any doubt as to its truth. FARES IN SOUTH CAROLINA ARE PLACED AT 2 1-2 CENTS Lawmakers Fix Maximum Passenger Rate by Passing Smith's Bill on Mileage Regulations (Special Dispatch to The Journal.) COLUMBIA, S. C., Feb. B.—The house has passed Smith’s bill knocking out the present mileage regulations and reducing the maximum passenger rate to two and on-half cents. ■' frtkl I> - f<ESE NT ■ great e-st —~-Cr-3trfl History. " * >!-V Fob, aveft-v "S* fIAAN. WOMAN 8: 7 W, 7 ■ajjjßMy ■ S V RONE WITH J || | ? ■- \. !^ ,n£ y 'Il * us o T ?e’> ) 7 XU IK- Iv k \ /bS.’F- 5 jU I it HAVE YOU GOT YOURS? L 0 N. SEEKS TO ENJOIN THE STATE ASKS ORDER TO PREVENT COL LECTION OF BACK TAXES ON SBBB,OOO OF AlfclNTA & WEST POINT DEBENTURES. ' The Louisville and Nashville road has filed a bit in the United States court, in which it petitions that William A. Wright, comptroller general, be restrain ed from levying back-taxes on $388,900 worth of debentures, or certificates of in debtednes, of the Atlanta and West Point road. The petition also asks that the Georgia road be restrained from paying such taxes. Judge Newman set March 18th as date for hearing the case, and issued such tem porary restraining orders as were prayed for. The debentures on which the effort is being made to collect back taxes were tranferred to the Louisville and Nashville road by the Georgiga road, together with other property of the Atlatna and West Point, but, according to the bill, the taxes are to be levied under the conten-1 tion that the debentures are the property of the Georgia road. It insists that the Georgia road, if not restrained, will pay the taxes and then call upon it for re imbursement. The taxes In question extended over the period embraced between the years 1899 and 1908. Thy are school taxes for the county of Richmond. In denying the legality of the taxes, the Louisville and Nashville road Insists that their enforcement would be discrimina tive. In the bill It says:' "Other property taxable In Augusta dur ing said years (1899-1908) was knowingly, purposely, and Intentionally omitted by the taxing officers of said city from tax books, and knowingly, purposely, and in tentionally relieved of taxation.” It says further that real estate In Au gusta Is assessed at 70 per cent, while the property of the reads Is assessed at full par value. WORLD TO DISCUSS TEMPERANCE PLANS Congressman Sheppard, of Texas In troduces Bill Providing for Con ference (By Associated Press.) 'WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.-A world tem perance conference, to be held within a year, and possibly In Washington, is pro vided for in a bill Introduced by Repre sentative Sheppard, of Texas. The meas ure directs the president to invite the various nations now represented at The Hague peace conference to send not few er than twelve delegates to the proposed conference, th purpose of which would be to devise and recommend methods by which these nations could co-operate with a view to lessening of and regulating the international traffic In intoxicating liquors, narcotics and harmfbl drugs. The president is empowered to name one hundred delegates to represent the United States. DEATH CLAIMS TWO IN MILLEDGEVILLE Mrs. J. C. Whitaker and Captain Wil liam Caraker Both Succumb to Death MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga„ Feb. 8 Death claimed heavy toll here Sunday in the persons of two best known people in this section of the state. Mrs. J. C. Whitaker, wife of a leading business man here, died as the result of a paralytic stroke which occurred last Wednesday. She was about sixly years of age and prominent in local circles. Captain William Caraker, age seventy six years, who was an officer in the Con federate army and for many years one of the leading business men of this city, died from a complication of trouble*. LINCOLN’S LIFE ONCE SA VED BY FRIEND W HEN HISSING BOMB WAS FOUND ON SEAT IN TRAIN Widow of Ohio Man, Who Saved President from Death, Tells After Years of Silence Story Which the Pub lic Has Never Heard Before. (By Associated Press.) SPRINGFIELD, 0., Feb. B.—That an at tempt was made upon President Lincoln’s life in Baltimore as he was on his way to Washington to take office Is told by Mrs. Coggeshall, widow of the Springfield man who haved the president from death. All these years the story has remained a secret with Mrs. Coggeshall, to whom it was told by her husband in secrecy. Lincoln told no one of It, neither in his family nor in his cabinet. It comes to light now merely because Mrs. Coggeshall believes its telling can do no harm and that it may be an interesting addition to the Lincoln literature of the month. Her story is that a bomb was hurled into the coach occupied by Lincoln as it was standing in the station in Baltimore, and that her husband first shoved Lin coln through the door of the car and then hurled the bomb through a window of the coach away from the crowd. Coggeshall, who was one of the war president’s close friends, accompanied him from Columbus, 0., to Washington. He was later sent by Lincoln as minister SLAYER’S DAUGHTER ON WITNESS STAND COUNSEL ENDEAVORS TO SHOW THAT MISS ESTELLE SMITH HAD NOTICED SIGNS OF INSAN ITY’ IN FATHER. (By Auociatsd ?r«ss.) COLUMBUS, Miss., Feb. B.—Miss Es telle Smith, who was on the witness stand when the trial of C. R. Smith, for the murder of E. A. Laurent, was adjourned Saturday last, resumed the stand again today. t Witness was asked about the remark attributed by the defendant to Miss Lellta King, in which she said she had done all the mischief she could here and never intended to visit Mississippi again. In reply witnes said the remark was made In a light vein, and she never paid any attention to It. Counsel for the defense endeavored to show that the witness had noticed signs of insanity in her father long before the killing of Laurent, and had told the friends of the family of his condition. | Several letters were read to the jury, and they indicated that there dwelt In the mind of Smith a constant fear that his daughter would form undesirable ac quaintances. MILLIONAIRE STAR - IN DIVORCE TRIAL Lemps of St. Louis Suing for Divorce and Big Legal Battle is on for Custody of Only Son (By Associated Press.) ST. LOUIS, Feb. B.—The divorce suits which Lillian Handlan Lemp and her husband, William J. Lemp, Jr., filed against each other came to trial in tho St. Louis circuit court today before Judge Hitchcock. Two hours before the pro ceedings began an audience of fashiona bly attired men and women had arrived. The suit for divorce, for alimony and for custody of William J. Lemp, 111., was filed by Mrs. Lemp, but immediate ly thereafter Mr. Lemp filed a cross-bill, also asking for divorce and the custody of the child. Mrs. Lemp asks no stipulated sum. She says her husband is worth 11,500,000, and has an Income of $50,000 a year. to Ecuador, where he died of yellow fevlr. Mrs. Coggeshall says: "A change of cars had to be made at Baltimore. The special car dashed into the depot and preparations for an immed iate change for the Washington car were made. Mr. Lincoln and my husband were the last to leave the coach. Mr. Lincoln, who was leading, turned just as they reached the door and saw a hissing bomb In the seat he was pasing. Mr. Coggeshall turned and saw what menaced them. “He gave Lincoln a shove that sent him out onto the platform, grabbed the bomb and hurled it out of the window opposite to where the crowd was gather ed and then hurried to the waiting train. When they had become composed Lincoln exclaimed: ’Coggeshall, did I not tell you that if you came with me I should come safely? God knows best.’ "For a moment my husband could not talk. Then die said: ‘Mr. President, let this pass no further. Let us not give it to the world to be criticised.’ “Who put the bomb in the car was never learned." I FIG HI FOR CRUM IS UP IN SENATE REPUBLICANS /CREATE CONSTER NATION IN RANKS OF DEMO CRATS BY SUDDENLY REVERT ING TO NOMINATION OF NEGRO By Ralph Smith WASHINGTON* Feb. B.—The Crum case was unexpectedly taken up in the senate this afternoon on motion of Sen ator Frye, who has led the fight for the confirmation of the negro, and the Dem ocrats are considerably excited over the sudden turn the affair has taken. They believe that a fierce fight has been precipitated and they are trying to lo cate the motive that caused Senator * Frye to throw down the gauge of bat , tie. It is stated that perhaps President- * elect TaTt has reiterated his desire to have the Crum case disposed of before he is inaugurated and that the Republi cans are making a final rally to his call. This view, however, is not accepted as generally correct and by some the new move is attributed to unfortunate ut terances on the floor of the senate by I Democrats. By others it ,3 believed that the announced purpose of the Republi cans to abandon Crum was trick and nothing more, it being tneir idea to catcl! the Democrats napping. SHOOTS BROTHER-IN-LAW; CAUSED BY WHISKY Trouble Arose Over Objections to Al leged Intoxicated Man Going After More i (Special Dispatch to The Journal.) DOUGLASVILLE, Ga., Feb. S.-As the result of a dispute, Oscar Miller shot and dangerously wounded his brother-in-law, Marvin Winn, Saturday night, two miles from here. Miller Is said to have been Intoxicated and wanted to go after more whisky when Winn objected. Miller shot Winn twice, both bullets taking effect. Miller was placed in jail. For Details of Qur $300.00 Puzzle Contest • See Page Eight. ATLANTA TO SEND BIG DELEGATION TO WASHINGTON At Enthusiastic Meeting Mon ' .dao $ 1,227.50 Was Sub scribed By Citizens for This Purpose. ACTIVE CANVASS BEGINS TUESDAY TO SECURE $5,000 Central Subscription Committee is Appointed and AU Citizens Will Be Asked to Contribute to This Fund. Subscriptions amounting to $1,227.50 were offered, and active plans adopted for receiving the remainder of pledges necessary for sending a delegation to represent the city of Atlanta at the in auguration of President-elect Taft, at a meeting held in the city council chamber Monday at noon. Prominent citizens who attended the meeting were confident that the necessary $5,000 oould be secur ed to meet the expense necessary for sending a delegation of military cadets, militia and the Atlanta Firemen’s Drum corps to take part in the big pageant planned in honor of President Roosevelt's successor. To Begin Canvass A central subscription committee, com posed of ten prominent citizens, will meet Monday afternoon at four o’clock, and arrange plans for a general can vass of the business districts of At lanta, which will begin promptly at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning. From tnat time on until the subscriptions have been pledged, the committee will not leave one stone unturned to secure the amount needed. The central commute is composed of the following member;*: Col. Robert Lowry, General Glifford L. Anderson, F. J. Paxon. W. W. Orr, E. E. Pomeroy, C. E. Caverly, Henry 8. Jackson, Press Hudoleston, W. J. Till son and Asa G. Candler. The business sections of Atlanta will be divided into districts and every store and building will be visited. Tne Isllowlng is a j.st of the subscrip tions already pledged: List of Subscribers R. F. Maddox, $100; Henry Jackon, tloo‘ Robert Lowery. $100; Asa G. Candler, $100; J. R. Smith, $10; C. L. Anderson, SSO; W. J. Tilson, SSO; Mr. Martin, $25; Judge George Hillyer, $25; C. L. B*an nan, S 5; Chief Cumming, $25; J. A. Fisch er, $5; J. C. Vaughn, $5; Company K, $100; C. E. Caverly, $25; Cliff Analey. $10; Mr. Watkins, $10; James T. Wright $5- Mr. Carson, $5; Mr. Preston, $5; M-.’ Shearer, $10; Colonel Woodward, SSO; Mr. Gardner, SSO; Mr. Pittman, SSO; Steve Johnston. $5; J. Van Holt Nash, $25; Mr Daley. $10; Mr. Cofield. $»; Eugene V, Haynes, $5; Rev. Dr. W. W. French, $5. William Tenell, $2; Rev. Dr. C. B. Wil mer, $5; Troop L, $100; O. C. Fuller, $10; W. W. Hullbut, $5; Joe Loewus, $25: a. E. Wheeler. $5; M. O. Cochran, $6; W. h" Higgans, $lO. • • • .flany Speeches Made The remarks of the different speakers brought out the fact that the sending of a delegation to represent Atlanta in the Inaugural exercises would result in the following benefit: The aid of the new federal administra tion in securing appropriations for boule vards connecting the battlefields of At lanta. A willingness of the government to eith er donate or sei at a lower price the pre ent site the Atlanta postoffice as a home for a new city hall. The securing of the ear of Mr. Taft's administration for any favors that At lanta and the s6uth may need in the future. , The purpose of the meeting, the fact that public subscriptions alone could se cure the money for the delegation's ex penses, and the advantages that would result for Atlanta were outlined by May or Robert F. Maddox, who presided; Brigadier General Clifford L. Anderson, of the Georgia state troops, and Colonel J. C. Woodward, president of the Georgia Military academy of College Park. CROMWELL TESTIFIES ABOUT CANAL SCANDAL Counsel of Panama Canal Company of France an Important Witness Before New York Grand Jury (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK. Feb. 8.-Wllliam Nelson Cromwell, who was counsel to the Pana ma Canal company of France, the rights of which were purchased by the United States government, was a witness before the federal grand jury today in the gov ernment's proceedings agaiast the New York World and others in connection with alleged libelous publications regarding the Panama Canal purchase. It was expected that Mr. Cromwell's testimony would be on the lines of a statement which he made public on December 12. last, in which he declared neither he nor a.nyone connected with his law firm had any stock in the Panama Canal company; that he was positive no man in public in America had any pecuniary interest in the canal and that Douglas Robinson and Charles H. Taft had no connection with Panama canal matters. When District Attorney Jerome was asked today If he had drop ped the Panama investigation he said: “The prosecution in the state courts must take precedence over mat >n twe federal courts to get results. A prosedfi tlon of the same person in the federal courts would be a bar to the prosecution in the state courts. “I am not going to enter In any speed contest to get the indictment in this case and until I hear from the attorney gen eral, that I am to have the precedence in this particular case, I shall take no step.” EDWARD AND QUEEN START FOR BERLIN Royal Couple Left London for Ger man Capital Early Monday Morning (By Associated Press.) LONDON, Feb. 8.-King Edward and Queen Alexandra left London for Berlin this morning. NO. 42.