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WELCOME TO TAFT IN NEW ORLEANS PBOVESJ6 EVENT Balmy Spring Weather Marks Opening of First Day of Visit of President-Elect to Crescent Qty. CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH GIVEN PARTY AT NIGHT TO EXPEDITE TRIP Several Dozen Committees, XV ith Membership of Several Thousand. Are at Work To Entertain Distin guished Guest—Program Issued. (By iMocutW Fries) NEW ORLEANS, Feb. IL—Balmy spring weather marked the opening of the first day of the visit of President-elect William Howard Taft to New Orleans. Added to the bright sunshine which fol lowed a semi-tropical rain of several days ago. are corsiderably higher temperatures than those which prevailed Tuesday and Wednesday, when the effects of a bllz *ard sweeping across the northwest were felt as far south as the gulf. A slightly chilly wind, instead of de tracting from the weather as a whole, only served to Inject more life to the oc casion—to add to the activities of those engaged tn making ready reception for the next president. Although Mr. Taft dozed peacefully off to sleep last night on board the North Carolina, at the mouth of the river, with considerable satisfaction over completing the greater part of his journey home, the transfer to the scout cruiser Birmingham and the trip up the Mississippi river to New Orleans yet lay before him when he awoke today. Clean Bill of Health last night the federal health officers at the Mississippi river passes made ar rangements to expedite the trip to New Orleans as much as was in their power, by going out to the North Carolina on a tug and issuing a clean bill of health for those on board. This did away with the necessity of a long stop at Quarantine, together with a lengthy inspection, and serious delay, in consequence. Necessary changes In the program and unlooked-for delays made the exact time of the arrival of the Birmingham in New Orleans more or less of an uncertainty, and tt was not until a wireless message was received to the effect that the Bir mingham would certainly reach Chal mette. just below New Orleans, by 1 O'clock in tpe afternoon. Jtiutt.-the fears of the anxious committeemen were set at rest. Official Program There are several dozen committees fig uring in the work of entertaining the dis tinguished guest, and when the hour of his arrival was once and for all time definitely settled, the following official program was issued for the benefit of the several thousand committeemen: 11 a. m. River reception committee will report on board the steamer General John Newton at the head of Canal street. Meeting U. 8. 8. Birmingham and receiv ing official party and escorting to head of Canal street. 2 p tn., sharp. Committee on land re ception will report at landing, head of Canal street, forming In double rank a wide lane, through which Mr. Taft and party will be escorted to carriages. Mrs. Taft will be escorted to Pickwick club, where parade will be reviewed. 2:15 p. m. Committee on carriages will seat guests In carriages. Mr. Taft, Gov ernor J. Y. Sanders. Mayor Martin Behr man and Chairman Philip Werleln will occupy the first carriage. Parade in Motion 2:18 p. m. Colonel John P. Sullivan, grand marshal, will put parade In motion. 3:15 p. m. Committee on public recep tion will meet Mr. Taft's carriage at city hall and escort him to platform. 3.30 p. m. Mr. Taft will return to his carriage and the parade will move, pass ing through University place, and then disband. 3:45 p. m. Mr. Taft will be received by hotel reception committee and turned over to hotel accommodation committee, which will escort him to his apartments. Bal ance of day will be confined to private entertalnmen t. A long distance telephone message from Happy Jack, parish of Plaquemines, says that the Birmingham. with President elect Taft's party on board, passed there shortly before 1 o'clock at a 15-knot clip. Traveling at this rate, the Birmingham should reach New Orleans about 3 o'clock this afternoon. CROSSES BAR AT 8-50 A. M. SPEEDING UP THE RIVER (Sy SMociAtsd Press.) PORT EADS. Feb. IL via New Orleans. Feb IL—The scout cruiser Birmingham crossed the bar at 8:50 this morning, and proceeded on her way up the river con veying President-elect Taft and party to New Orleans. TAFT IS WELCOMED BY NOISY RIVER VESSELS (By Associated Press.) PORT EADS. La-, via New Orleans La., Feb. IL—Although announcement was made last night that the trip of the Taft party up the river would be begun at 7:30 a- m. today, it was several min utes after 8 o'clock when the Magnolia got the president-elect and the members of his party off the North Carolina and Montana and transferred them to the Bir mingham. and it was not until 8:50 that the Birmingham crossed the bar on her way to New Orleans. As the president-elect boarded the Bir mingham. the Montana and North Caro lina fired salutes of thirteen guns, and then weighing their anchors put slowly out of the sea. They became mere specks on the horizon almost before the Binning hab got well under way on her trip up the river. The president-elect was in fine spirits when he arose this morning and found one of tfie prettiest days of his trip breaking on the gulf. The warm sunshine of the tropica was still present, and there was just brisk and chilly enough a wind to inject more life into the more lan guid members of the party. The denizens of Port Eads and Pilo* Town were up early watching the prepa rations for the transfer. When the presi dent-elect's party got under way again they gave him a farewell of as large pro portions as the passes can afford. Judge Taft appreciated the tooting of the little pilot boat whistles and smiled and doffed his hat as the Birmingham passed up the river. Utlmrl w SmMlhtWii Wutwl IBM TAKE YEARS TO FULLY PROBE SECRETSERVICE Sub-Committee Makes Report As Preliminary Move and Mildly Rebukes the President lor His Message. By Ralph Smith WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—The report of, the senate sub-committee on the secret • service, which contains a mild rebuke tor the president. Is only a preliminary Inci-: dent to the real purpose of the commit tee, provided the appropriations commit tee authorizes it to continue its probe, and there is little doubt upon this sub ject. , . Senator Hemingway, of Indiana, chair man of the sub-committee, will require from the senate on March 4th, but he • will be retained as counsel to push the t investigation, which it may be stated will • be the most searching, thorough and sj s- : tematic ever undertaken by the United j States senate. ; Hundreds of witnesses will be summon- I ed to appear before the investigating com- i mittee and the work will continue for months, maybe years, before it Is Anally concluded. And all the while the public ; will from time to time be given informa- , tion as to the disclosures, which it is be lieved will disabuse the general impres sion that Mr. Roosevelt has been right in his row with congress over the secret service. Charges Are Ready The charges made by L. 8. Williams, of Arizona, against the secret service, which have been detailed In The Journal, are no more sensational and serious than are scores of similar charges laid before the j investigating committee. , The William’s charges and all others will be investigated carefully, witnesses being called to give evidence. Williams is still in Washington, and is delighted at the prospects of appearing as a wit ness. He intimates that he can tell many I things detrimental to the secret service of the government. The committee will call upon every de partment of the government that has made use of secret service agents for an itemized statement of the expenses in curred, the Identity of individuals re ceiving the money the purpose for which he was employed, the nature of his ac complishments, Incidental expenses, etc. As the preliminary report shows the secret service cost the government last year twenty-four million dollars, four j million more than ever before In his- , tcry. and President Roosevelt's complaint in his message was not justified by the fact. The committee in the preliminary re ports makes little effort to account for how the money was expended, but the subsequent inquiry will develop this, and the country will be intormbed as to the exact nature of the work undertaken by the detective corps. Persons familiar with the situation de clare that the work has just begun and | that a series of sensations extending over j c long period and all reflecting more or I leas upon President Roosevelt will follow. PATRICU CALHOUN TRIAL POSTPONED ILLNESS OF ATTORNEY HENEY CAUSES ANOTHER DELAY IN TRIAL OF FORMER ATLANTA MAN NOW IN FRISCO . SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. IL—The trial ] of Patrick Calhoun, president of the United Railways, accused of bribery, was postponed (oday until next Monday on account of the Illness of Assistant District Attorney Francis J. Heney, who is conducting the prosecution. Mr. Heney, according to his physicians, is suffering from a severe cold, and it was deemed unwise to permit him to leave home during a downpour of rain. It Is officially stated that the prosecutor's condition is not in the least alarming, but some of his associates believe he may suffer some renewal of inflamma tion of the throat because of the wound inflicted when Mr. Heney was shot and seriously wounded in the court room by an ex-convlct. SOUTH CAROLINIAN MUST WED INDIAN 'By "*re»s.) ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 11.—A special from Helena, Mont., says: Thomas Han by, a former South Carolinian, was made the recipient in the federal court here of what is regarded aa the most remarkable sentence on rcord. Hanby, convlctd on a bigamy charge, was not only fined 8100 and sent to jail for six months, but was also sentenced to marry an Indian woman. Hanby’s first wife, learning of his mar riage to pretty Mary Laßrecka, a Black foot maiden, secured his Indictment, and then a legal separation for herself. Be cause of the first marriage the second marriage was declared void. Judge Hunt not only Imposed the sen tence indicated, but Instructed the United States marshal to see that the marriage was carried out immediately and this was done, a justice of the peace uniting the couple. Hanby made no protest. COMMITTEE ON CENSUS HAS TAKEN NO ACTION WASHINGTON, Feb. IL—The house committee on census met today but took no action on the president’s veto of the bill providing for a decennial census. Voting for Senator SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. IL—On the 31st ballot the vote of the joint session was: Hopkins, 55; Foss, 14; Stringer, 56; Shurtleff, 13; Mason, 3; McKinley, 1; Low den, 1; John J. Mitchell, 2; Sherman, 2. Constitutional majority of joint session, 103. Majority of those present and vot ing. 74. At the conclusion of the 31st joint ballot the joint session aarose and will resume Its balloting next Tuesday noon. FREE BOOK ON CANCER. An eminent specialist has written a book on the best method of treating Cancer. It should be read by every person who has Cancer. This book mailed free to anyone interested. Address Dr. B. E. Johnson, *rt3 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo. ATLANTA. GEORGIA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1909. KNOX IS ELIGIBLE TO JOB IN CABINET IF SALARY IS GOT State Committee on Judiciary Decides Salary Must First Be Reduced from $12,000 to SB,OOO a Year. SENATOR HALE’S BILL IS FREELY DISCUSSED IN SPECIAL SESSION It May Be, However, That It Will Not Be Possible To Repeal the Salary Increase Provisions Recently Passed. By Ralph Smith (Jy Associate, Press.) WASHINGTON, Feb. IL—Senator Knox is declared by the state committee on ju diciary to be eligible for appointment to the office of secretary of state in Mr. Taft’s cabinet, providing the salary oi the office is reduced from 312,000 to SB,OOO a year, which was the salary of the office prior to the action of congress in rais ing it during Senator Knox’s present term of office. The committee on judiciary met today in special session to consider the bill introduced yesterday by Senator Hale. The measure was discussed from the point of view that it might be regarded as a subterfuge and a technical viola tion of the constitutional provision in tended to prevent the creation of lucra tive positions for members of congress. Finally, it was decided by the committee that the main proposition of the Hale bill, which was to repeal the Increase of salaries of cabinet members so far as it referred to the secretary of • state, was sound. The phraseology of the bill, how ever, met with criticism and it was de cided to draft a new measure, and Senator Bacon was entrusted with its preparation. The new bill. In accordance with the views of the committee, uses the word “emoluments” instead of “salary,” in or der to be in harmony with the language of the constitution. It developed during the session that the committee was not unanimous in regard to the question of whether it would be possible to repeal the salary increase pro vision so as to make Senator Knox eligible for the office. Senators Kittredge and Overman seemed to be In some doubt as to the propriety of taking this action, but they will not make a minority report, and it la said they will not oppose the passage of the bill when It comes up on the floor of the senate. The substitute for the Hale bill was in troduced in the senat elate in the day by Chairman Clark, of the committee on judiciary. EAST POINT ROAD WILL BE WIDENED Favorable Report Made on Bill To Give 22-Foot Strip of Ft. McPher son Reservation By Ralph Smith (Bv Associated Press. > WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—The military committee of the house yesterday after noon voted to favorably report Repre sentative Livingston's bill deeding to the commissioners of Fulton county 22 feet of the Fort McPherson reservation for the purpose of widening the East Point road way. The bill now takes its. place on the calendar and will te passed one day next week. A similar bill, offered by Sen ator Clay in the senate, will be consid ered and favorably reported this after noon by the senate military committee, so that the enactment of the law will be expedited. It Is not believed that any opposition to the grant of the land will develop In either house. WOMaTn~IS PARDONED; MUST QUIT COUNTRY (By Associated Press.) COLUMBUS, 0., Feb. 11.—Announce ment was made today that Governor Harmon last night pardoned Miss Marie Bennardo, the Cleveland woman, serving a life sentence In the penitentiary for murder, on condition that she retufn to Italy. Cleveland women will raise funds for her passage to the old country. Miss Bennardo killed Rafael Barbato when he tried to get possession of her, after buying her from her lover for SIOO. FIRE TFsUMNER. MISS.. CAUSES LOSS OF $200,000 'By As«xiated Press.) MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. IL—Reports from Sumner, Miss., today state that a fire which started late last night prac j tlcally destroyed the business section V the town. Among the principal buildings burned were the telephone exchange, People's , bank, the Herald-Progress office, Frierson ' hotel, Byler Drug store and the general ■ merchandise stores of J. W. Roberson, iH. A. Smith and A. I. Gidwltz. The post office building was also burned and a quantity of mall destroyed. It Is estimat ed that the loss will exceed $200,000. NEGRO FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING FARMER (By Associated Press.) NASHVILLE. Tenn., Feb. IL—A Rus sellville, Ky., dispatch says the jury in j the case of Rufus Browder, the negro i charged with killing James Cunningham, a farmer near that place last July, today I returned a verdict of guilty and fixing his I punishment at death. A motion for a new trial was entered. POSTAL SERVICE BEGUN BY FRANCE AND U. S. (By Associated Press.) I NEW YORK. Feb. 11.—The new postal sea service between thia country anu France was inaugurated /today on the French line steamer Laßretagne, sailing for Havre. Postmaster Edward M, Mor gan. of New York, and P. Faguet, gen era! agent of the Campagnie Generate Trans-Atlanttque here, both expressed themselves today enthusiastically about the new service and are hopeful of its success and permanent establishment be tween tto« two countries. TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM BOARD I "'U' W*"! !■'" 4. rW iSW KE- JMV? hmml ■■- * aWMmt & <• - x. 1 XatwvyK?Spj®**• 'T -J 'WlwMf* ’ ..JH|Kr>i§Wßk; ** X x f *jEffi' *,r • <*j» '••- . |EsZAfejffiaK&c-. ;< v I ’ **’ ,J Wjy '*afl|l^ r s ‘ - ,: •'' ' • MEMBERS OF THE BOARD RECENTLY APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR SMITH TO ESTABLISH STATE SANI- TARIUM FOR CONSUMPTIVES. » Reading from left to right, they are—Bottom row—T. D. Tinsley, Dr. W .L. Hailey, Dr.^O.J H l son, Governor Smith, Dr. W. P. Westmoreland, Dr. T. R. Whitley (elected chairman,) and Dr. R. (5. Second row—Dr. P. S. Clark, M. S. Cornett, Dr. Jeff Davis, Dr. W. H. Born, Dr. George Brown, Dr. J. R. Statham, and Dr. M. F. Carson, (elected secretary an dtreasnrer). Top row—Dr. E. Daniel, Dr. W. Crawford, Dr. C. F. McLain, and Executive Secretay Hitch. DR. I. R. WHITLEY IS ELECTED CHAIRMAN HE HEADS TRUSTEES OF STATE SANITARIUM FOR TRETMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS—DR. M. F. CARSON IS SECRETARY. Dr T. R. Whitley, of Douglas county, author of the bill enacted by the last legislature creaWng the state sanitarium for tuberculosis patients, was elected chairman of the board of directors re cently appointed by Governor Smith, that met Thursday morning at the capltol, and after organizing adjourned to meet again In Macon on April 20. Dr. M. F. Carson, of SrAhttUg county, was elected secretary and treasurer. In the interim before th* date of Its next meeting, several committees named Thursday morning will investigate the subjects assigned to them and prepare for report to the board. Those commit tees are as follows: Committees Named On rules: Captain W. G. Raoul, Dr. M. F. Carson and J. D. Anderson. On location: Dr. W. B. Crawford, Dr. C. F. McLain, Dr. Jeff Davis and Dr. E. Daniels. On plans: Dr. P. S. Clark, Dr. C. H. Richardson, T. D. Tinsley and J. D. An derson. A further committee was appointed to draft suitable resolutions thanking Gov ernor Smith for the stand he is taking for the care of. consumptive convicts and the recommendations he is voicing that counties after April 1 give this subject their attention. It appeared to be the general opinion of the board, at Its Thursday morning session and discussion, that some two or three hundred acres of dry, well wood ed land, preferably In middle Georgia, If possible, will be necessary for the pur pose of the state sanitarium. An offer was Voiced through one of the directors from Ben Watts, of Cedartown, offering to donate 160 acres in Pope coun ty for the purpose of the state in this regard. It also appeared to be the unanimous opinion of the bard that the prospective state Institution should make a small be ginning and should not attempt now to provide a permanent sanitarium for per manent patients, but rather for the pres ent should content itself with establish ing a center from which to radiate infor mation through the state by treating tem porary patients ana availing Itself of every means in Its power to wag* a cam paign of education. Those Present Fifteen members of the board were present, Thursday morning, In responss to the cal of Governor Smith, as fol lows: First district. Dr. P. S. Clark, Mcln tosh county. Second district, Dr. E. Dan iels, Colquitt county, and Dr. R.O. Wood ward, Berrien county. Third district, Dr. C. H. Richardson, Macon county, and Dr. J. R. Statham, Sumter county. Fourth district. Dr. W. A. Turner, Coweta coun ty, who had taken the place of W. B. Short, originaly named by the governor. Fifth district. Dr. T. R. Whitley, Doug las county. Sixth district, T. D. Tinsley, Bibb county, and Dr. M. F. Carson. Spalding county. Seventh district. Dr. C. F. McLain, Gordon county. Eighth dis trict, Dr. W. I. Halley, Hart county Ninth district, Dr. Jeff Davis, Stephens county, and M. E. Cornett, Gwinnett county. Tenth district, Dr. W. B. Craw ford, Lincoln county. Eleventh district, Dr. W. H. Born, Telfair county. The absent members, seven In number, were C. W. Skinner, Burke county, from the First district; Dr. H. R. Slack, Troup county: W. G. Raoul, Fulton county, Fifth district; J. D. Anderson, Cobb, Seventh district; J. D. Harvey. Jasper county, Eighth district;. Dr. Hickman, Richmond county. Tenth district, who had succeeded his brother. I. T. Hick man. on the board originally named, and Dr. J. A. Butts, Glynn county, Eleventh district. Meeting first In the office of Governoi Smith, the new directors held a short In formal session pending the hour, 11 o’clock, when they weer due to organize. Room 306 on the third floor of the Cap itol had been assigned to them for their formal session. Dr. Westmoreland Talks Dr. WDlls F. Westmoreland, of Atlanta, chairman for several years past of the state board of health, met with the di rectors on Invitation of the governor. Dr. George Brown, also of Atlanta, represen tative-elect from Fulton to the next leg islature. also met with the directors on Invitation. Even at the Informal session In Gov ernor Smith's office it was indicated that Park Lion Shot But Is Uninjured Bullet from Gun of Stockade Guard Hits Lion and Slightly Injures J. H. Shellnutt. * One of the Hons at Grant parte was shot with a Winchester rifle and J. H. Shelnutt, of 194 South Pryor street, In jured in the hand with the same bullet, when the rifle in the hands of Jim Drinker, guard at the city stockade, went off Thursday morning at 11 o’clock as he was chasing Senford Brown, a prisoner who had escaped him. Shelntftt, however, was badly Injured, the one of the stone Hons that adorns the Cherokee avenue entrance to the park. Shulnutt, however, was badly Injured, the ball making a severe wound in his right hand. The prisoner escaped from th* city stockade while hauling dirt and was given chase by Guard Drinker, gun in hand. He was chased to Grant park and there became *o exhausted that he fell on a bench In an effort to hide and take a rest. The guard reached the park shortly after Brown and In crossing a ditch near the Cherokee avenue entrance slipped and caxne near falling. In doing so his rifle was discharged. The bullet struck the statue a glanc ing blow and on the rebound hit J. H. Shelnutt, who operates the park re freshment stand. A very ugly wound was inflicted and causeu much pain. The shooting was purely accidental, the guard not firing at the prisoner at all. After shooting Shelnutt the guard paid no attention to the prisoner, making an eqort to relieve the suffering of Shel nutt. After assisting th* injured man in bandaging his wounds Guard Drinker turned towards the bench on which the prisoner was last seen, expecting to find it empty, but to his surprise Brown was still there. He had become so exhausted In his long run from the stockade to the park that he was unable to get away, though he had a good opportunity. He was taken in charge by the guard and returned to the stockade. the sanitarium will make no pretentious start; that the preferred course will be to apply the limited funds the sanitarium can count on to promulgating through the state a clearer conception of the dan gers of the white plague and of the ready response that It gives to Intelligent treat ment. Dr. Westmoreland, addressing the Infor mal meeting, expressed his belief that the board should first of all purchase a cen trally located tract of land where It could maintain a small sanitarium of limited accommodations for the treatment of temporary patients, and that with this to go on for the first year or so, till the board Is able to clearly demonstrate good results that will have their reflexive ef fect upon members of the legislature, the sanitarium should be content. In other words, advocated Dr. Westmore land, the sanitarium should for a time be maintained principally as a center of pub licity and education rather than as a pretentious structure for the immediate accommodation of a great number of pa tients. Co-ordinate units with this central establishment, said Dr. Westmoreland, might be established progressively In the counties of the state. “The funds that you have won’t equip a large sanitarium,” said Dr. Westmore land, In conclusion. Funds Available Under the act No. 476, that created the sanitarium at the last session of the leg islature, $25,000 was appropriated, to be made available yearly as follows: SI,OOO for the year 1908; $12,000 for the year 1909, and $12,000 for the year 1910. Dr. George Brown Indorsed the views of Dr. Westmoreland that the working appropriation of the sanitarium each yeax will be small, and that the best general sanitarium that could be built could ac commodate only a few permanent pa tients and would cause dissatisfaction among a great many who could not se cure admission, would therefore probably do more harm than good in the way of education, and tnat for all those reasons the sanitarium should not for the pres ent At least be designed to accommo date more than a few temporary pa tients at a time. After a few years, said Dr. Brown, the board could build Its per manent sanitarium. At 11 o’clock the board moved to room 306 and began its formal session. Dr. George Brown, of the Pine Ridge sanitarium near Atlanta. Invited the en tire board to accompany him on a tour of Inspection of that institution Thursday afternoon. Those members who were not leaving for home Immediately after the meeting, accepted. Dr Westmoreland promised the co-op*r atlon of the state board of health and all the assistance possible until the new board of directors gets thoroughly established. STORM PLAYS HC IN SOUTHG eorgw NEGRO HOUSES, BARNS, CANNING FACTORY AND TWO WIND MILLS ARE DESTROYED AT MARSHALLVILLE. (Special Dispatch to The Journal.) MARSHALLVILLE. G*.. Feb. IL-A cyclone passed through here about o'clock Tuesday night, blowing down several negro houses, barns, the canning factory and two wind mills. Mrs. Sallle Boswell’s kitchen was torn from the dwelling and blown t« pieces. A negro cabin on same premises occupied by a family of negroes was completely demolished, but not a singl* occupant was hurt very much. One of the fam ily who had gone to bed was slightly hurt. The others were sltitng in th* middle of th* floor and the roof and wall* were split in twain and did not hurt or touch them. The chimney was also blown down. One negro child was badly hurt in a cabin which waa blown down on the Alex Pharr place. A part of the canning factory was blown across the railroad track. Dr. J. O. Booton’s and 8. M. Timberlake's wind mills were twisted off above the taiiks and blown to pieces. J. O. Booton’s mill was turned off at the time. The tele graph and long distance wires were strip ped from the poles. A freight train ran Into them and had to stop and cut th* wires to proceed. BOBBIN FACTORY BLOWN DOWN; BIG TREES ARE UPROOTED (Special Dispatch to The Journal.) BLAKELY, Ga.. Feb. 11.—A terrific wind and rain storm passed through Blakely Tuesday night, uprooting trees, blowing down fences, chimneys, sheds, etc. A barn blew down upon two mules, killing them instantly. The bobbin fac tory belonging to Mr. J. L. Underwood, was blown down. The Confederate flag pole which was erected In 1861, was broken In three parts, leaving about 20 feet of It still standing. It is said that this is the only Confeder ate flag pole left In the south and it will soon be mended and placed In posi tion again; for If there is one thing about which the Blakely people agree, it is the sentiment about th* flag pole. BURGLARS CHLOROFORM TELEPHONE OPERATOR Adairsville Man Barely Escapes Death at Hands of Men Who Make Money ADAIRSVILLE, Ga., Feb. 11.—Herbert Reeves, night operator of the Southern Bell Telephone company, was found in an unconscious condition at the telephone exchange at an early hour this morning and hl* bank deposit amounting to S7O which h* had counted was missing. A towel which had apparently been saturated with chloroform was found on the floor near his desk. Th* operator was leaning with his head on his desk. On an office table Mr. Reeves’ watch lay undlstrubed. Th* office watch was also on a table. The monthly statement of the office had just been made out and a deposit slip in duplicate for seventy dollars was also on the table. The cash sack for silver haff been emptied and was lying on the floor as was the curerncy sack. Among the currency were three checks, signed by R. L. McCollum, W. C. Satter field and Adairsville Drug Co., by Dr. Waugh. There 1* no clue to who committed the retobery. The same building has been entered by robbers on previous occasions. WIFE GETS $30,000 IN ABDUCTION CASE Mother of Youthful Husband Must Pay Wife Because She Abducted Son JACKSON, Mirs.. Feb. 11.—▲ special from Decatur, Miss., says that the jury in the case of Mrs. Mamie Dupriest Siv ley against Mrs. W. Baker Slvley re turned a verdict today awarding the plaintiff $30,000 damages for the abduc tion of her husband and the alienation of his affections. The parties In the litigation reside In Jackson, the Slvley family being one of the most prominent In the state. The plaintiff in the case was married tc W. B. Slvley, Jr., a boy twenty years of age, and In the suit just closed his young wife alleged that Mrs. Slvley deliberately connived to separate them, carrying her ■on away to North Carolina. ROOSEVELT STOPS ALL ANTI-JAP LAWS; SCHOOLSSTAYOPEN Yielding to Pressure of Presi dent and Governor Gillett, California Legislature Rever ses Its Former Action. JAP BOYS AND GIRLS ’ WILL ATTEND SCHOOLS FOR WHITE STUDENTSI Bill, Which Roosevelt Called “Most Offensive of All” is Reconsidered and Finally Killed, Which Results in Victory for President. jA (By Associated Preu.) SACRAMENTO, Cal., Feb. IL—The “bir stick” of President Roosevelt, aided by; the influence of Governor Gillett, his re sulted In the death of all anti-Jap bill* in the California legislature. The assembly reversed its previous po» sltton by reconsidering the former vots on the segregation of Japanese students in the public schools, finally rejecting the measure by a vote of 41 to 37. An effort by the supporter* of th* bill further to consider was lost by «. vote of 38 to 38, and the assembly is now cleag of any Japanese measure objected to bjj the national administration. The fight for the suppression of th* bill was won only after many hours of heated debate on th* floor. The struggle started at 10:30 o’clock Wednesday morn ing, on the presentation of a resolution by Assemblyman J. P. Transue, of Loa, Angeles, affirming the right of tAe state to' govern Its schools, but withdrawing the Japanese segregation measure be cause of the president's objection to it, and lasted until 4 o'clock in the after noon, when Grove L. Johnson’* motion further to reconsider his defeated school segregation bill was defeated. Bill Was Sensation The anti-Japanese measure, defeated yesterday in the California legislature, has been the sensation of two legislature*. It was first Introduced at the session two years ago by Grove L. Johnson, of Sac ramento. ex-congressman from this dis trict and a member of the state law making body for many year*. It waa framed at the request of the San Fran cisco board of education after the latter had passed a resolution barring Japanese children from the schools attended by white scholars, and assigning them to the Institutions attended by Chinese. The law specified that Mongolians and Indians should be segregated and the board’s action was based on the conten tion that the Japanese belonged to the Mongolian race. This the Japanese de nied as strenuously. The Japanese government protested to President Roosevelt and the members of the school board, he added by the then mayor. Eugene E. Schmits, were sum moned to a conference at Washington byj President Roosevelt. Roosevelt Sends Wire The president sent an urgent message |to the governor and the legislature of | this state asking that the bill be wlth ■ drawn, at least for the period of two years, assuring them that In the mean time a treaty would be negotiated with Japan to do all in Its power to restrict Japanese immigration and alleviate th* conditions protested by the Japanese and Koreans Exclusion league of Californbki as well as numerous labor leaders. Assemblyman Johnson, when he pre sented It again on the first day for th* i presentation of bills at this session, state i ed that he had done so without prompt ' Ing by the Asiatic Exchange league or any other organization. As soon as the Japanese heard the news ; of the revival of the bill. Japan mad* ! representation* to Washington It would passed violate the treaty right* of that nation, and after a consultation with Sec retary of State Root the president wired Governor Gillett, urging that action b* delayed again. But It was not over th* school bill federal authorities seemed t* be concerned. They did not believe at that time that It would be passed. Land BUI Killed The president specifically mentioned aa obnoxious a measure introduced by A. M. Drew, of Fresno, preventing the own**- ship* of lands by aliens. As Japanese ar* not permitted to become citizens, they, considered the bill a* a blow aimed es pecially at them. Governor Gillett sent a message to th* I legislature asking that the land bill b* ' killed and this was done. But later, when ! the school bill which had been quietly reported on favorably by the committee to which It was referred, was called up for final passage, it was adopted by a vote of 48 to 28. The president was astounded by th* I news and at once wired Governor Gll ‘ lett that this was “the most offensive I bill of all.” L. Walter Leeds, of Los j Angeles, had given notice that he would move to reconsider the vote, and when : the measure passed the governor sent an other message urging the assembly to r*- 1 consider and kill it. This precipitated a battle that culminat ed In a victory for the president. TREATY MAKING POWERS SCORED BY LAW EDITOR (By Associated Press.) ST. LOUIS, Feb. 11.—That the president and the senate of the United State*, through their treaty-making powers, “may override the policies of any state, may overturn all its legislation having reference to aliens.” and that “it Is evi dent that 111-advised legislators of Califor nia and Navada are making this nation ridiculous in the eyes of the world,” ar* conclusions offered by Alexander C. Rob bins, editor of the Central Law Journal, in an editorial which appeared today. “If treaty stipulations with any nation should per chance override the policies of any state, or subvert legislation which any particular state may think necessary, the appeal should not be to the state leg islature, but to the senate of the United States, before such treaty Is confirmed,” says Mr. Robbins. “After such treaty is confirmed it becomes the supreme law of the land, all laws of any state to the con trary notwithstanding.” Even state legislatures, says the editor ial, “must retire humbly from the field, in the face of treaty-making powers of the federal government” A decision by Justice Field, of the su preme court of the United States, 13 quot ed to show the extent of the treaty power. NO. 43.