THE DAWSON NEWS.
By E. L. RAINEY.
'2 Aoics ‘:
Mrs. Hope of Kansas™ers goot
Them From Her Own Mine.
SHE'S FROM MISSOURI, TOO
sparklers Given by Western Society
woman as Favors at a Bridge
party. She Owns a Mine in Ar
wausas That Yields Gems Which
pqual the African Product. Mil
lionaires in the East Wear Them,
K ANSAS ClTY.—This city has a
oeioty woman who gives diamonds
to her guests as party favors. But
she can afford it, because she owns
4 diamond mine, not in Africa but
in southwestern Arkansas.
» Mrs, George D. Hope, wife of a
wealthy lumberman, is the new “Dia
mond Queen.” At a whist party in
Mrs. Hope's home recently she sur
prised her guests by offering dia
mends as prizes. She gave away four
gems. One of the women who won a
diamond took it to a Kansas City
“What is this?’’ she inquired. The
jeweler tested the stone.
“It's & - dimmond, he said.
““Where did you get it?”
‘lt's from Arkansas,”’ she replied.
Then the jeweler wanted to
“hedge,” because the jewelers, for
pusiness reasons, Mrs. Hope says,
have refused to recognize Arkansas
diamonds as real gems. But he al
readv had said it was a diamond,
and the woman had it set in a ring.
Mrs., Hope’s husband owns 10,000
acres of Arkansas timber land. Sev
eral vears ago he offered to sell 3,-
000 acres that had been ‘‘cut over”
to his wife. She bought the land as
“After I bought the land from my
husband,” she said, “I went down to
look it over. A railroad switch was
being built. I was watching the men
work one day when a little negro
bov, who cauned himself a ‘watah
totah,” passed. I noticed he held
something in his hand. I asked him
what it was. He opened his hand
and I saw he held a peculiar looking
pebble. He said he found it where
the men were digging.
“The boy offered to sell me the
stone for a nickel, but I gave him a
dime. He brought me six more
stones. I took the pebbles home and
forgot all about them.
‘Two years ago when John W.
Huddleston, a farmer near Murfrees
boro, about twenty-five miles from
my land, found diamontds I got out
the pebbles and had them polished.
They looked like diamonds. I sent
them to experts in New York and
they said tney were diamonds. Then
I became interested.
“I went back to the railroad cut
on my land and made an investiga
tion. I found on the crest of a hill
what appeared to be the crater of
an extinet volcano. Since then I have
picked up 285 diamonds in the vicin
ity of the old crater. ' I had 139 of
the stones cut. They ranged in
weight from one-quarter of a carat
to five carats.”
Mrs. Hope has had four solitaires,
a cluster ring and two scarfpins
“made up.” She has about 100 un
“Several millionaires in the east
are wearing my diamonds,” Mrs.
Hope continued, ‘“‘and they do not
appear fo be ashamed of them. I
don’t see any difference between the
African diamonds and my ArKansas
diamonds. The diamonds from my
mine are clear white and have the
sparkle of the African gems.”
BURGLAR 1S CAUGHT.
He Had Been Doing a Big Business
Jasper Price, colored, was brought
to Cuthbert last Thursday and lodged
n jail in default of a $3,000 bond—
-7w three bonds in the sum of $l,OOO
Recently several burglaries have
been committed at and near Spring
vale. Mr. F. M. Lyle lost meat, Mr.
Crozier’'s harness was swiped, the
blacksmith shop and the wood shop
were robbed of tools and material
and, last, Garner's-store was broken
into and ‘“‘touched” for perhaps $l5O
worth of goods.
Jasper Price is not like Caesar’s
wife. Suspicion rested on him so
strongly that a search warrant was
sworn out and his house visited by
officers. A quantity of merchandise,
identified by Mr. Garner as his, the
missing harness and other things
were found concealed in and near
It is suspected that Jasper had
“DON’T ANGER US,” SAYS JAPAN
AS WARNING TO OUR UNCLE SAM
YOKOHAMA.—The Hochi news
baper, in an editorial addressed to
Thomas J. O’Brien, American ambas
sador, and entitled “Don’t Anger
“Japan is grateful to America for
opening the country, and revers her
as the land where virtue is honored,
but fears that sooner or later re
WELL, DID YOU EVER!
What Use Did Mr. Taft Have for a
Pint Pocket Flask in Atlanta?
At Atlanta President-elect Taft,
was made the recipient of a “silver,
'jor‘ ~t water flask, bearing the coat
-01-..0001.8’ Georgia, the gift of Mrs.
James L& 2t,”” who is the post
master at Gainesville, We would es
pecially call attention to the fact
that this is a water flask, of silver,
and is of pocket size—presumably of
the capacity of about half a pint. It
is possibly true that the flask might
be persuaded to contain and retain
something else than water, tempo
rarily, say ’simmon beer for instance.
But it is a water flask, nevertheless.
It eouldn’t be anything else, neces
sarily, considering. that it was pre
sented by a lady, and in the Sdry
state of Georgia. But how in the
name of common sense does it come
about that a man of Judge Taft's
prominence and importance should
find it necessary to carry half a pint
of water around in his pocket?
He and Twenty-Five Other Brave
Persons Decorated With Medals
and Cash by Hero Commission.
The Carnegie Hero Fund Commis
sion, at its annual meeting in Pitts
burg last week, awarded 26 medals,
$14,750 in cash and pensions aggre
gating $565 a month for deeds of
valor investigated since the last
meeting of the commission last Oc
Joseph A. Forsyth, aged 49 years,
of Atlanta, Ga., received a bronze
medal and $1,500 with which to
liquidate a mortgage on his property.
Forsyth on Feb. 10, 1907, pulled
John C. Reed, aged 71, from the rail
road tracks just as a train reached
For rescuing Carl V. Chalk, aged
18, and his father, Walter V. Chalk,
aged 38, from drowning on July 4,
1907, James H. Archibald, aged 34,
of Gates, Tenn., was awarded a
bronze medal and $l,OOO to be ap
plied toward the purchase of a farm.
The younger Chalk had become ex
hausted while swimming, and ham
pered his father so much when the
latter tried to save him that both
men would have drowned but for
A silver medal and $l,OOO were
awarded to James B. Goldman of
Cambridge, S. C., who risked his
life to save Warren Finley, a negro
section hand, from being run over
by a train near Waterloo June 29,
1907. Finley's legs were cut off but
his life was saved.
A silver medal and $5O a month,
with $5 for each dependent child un
der 16, was awarded to Rosa N. Om
ner of New Orleans, La., widow of
Frank Omner, who lost his life res
cuing John Bevin, colored, who was
overcome by sewer gas Oct. 22, 1907,
in a city sewer.
QUESTION RAISED IN THE HOUSE
WHETHER TO BUY AUTOMO
BILES OR BUY SEEDS.
WASHINGTON.—The urgent de
ficiency appropriation bill was called
up in the house today by Represent
ative Tawney, chairman of the ap
propriation committee. The item of
$12,000 for purchase and mainte
nance of automobiles for the use of
the president caused some discus
sion, but little opposition was evi
denced and it was allowed to stand.
Representative Heflin of Alabama
proposed adding an appropriation of
$30,000 for the distribution of seeds
by the agricultural department. A
point of order raised against this
amendment was sustained.
This resulted in a debate in which
Representative Mann of Illinois and
Tawney of Minnesota argued against
the amendment. Representative Can
dler of Msisissippi claimed that there
was a deficiency in the funds for the
purchase of the seeds available for
distribution, while Mr. Mann de
clared that the deficiency was in
seeds and not money. Mr. Candler
said congress should appropriate
money for seeds for the farmers rath
er than $12,000 for automobiles for,
Mr. Tawney moved that the bill be
voted upon, and those favoring Rep
resentative Heflin's bill made every
effort to block the effort to bring the
bill up for final passage. The vote
on Mr. Tawney's motion resulted in
a tie, and Representative Forester of
Vermont, who was in the chair, cast
his vote for the motion, carrying it
by 80 for and 79 against. The bill
was then passed.
peated insults will compel Japan to
resort to a determined policy of self
“The Hochi appeals to the presi
dent and the people of America. Al
though Japan still belleves that the
magnanimity that has prevailed in
the past will continue, the ceaseless
affronts are exhausting our patience.”
DAWSON, GA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1909.
JUDGE RUSSELL CALLED AT
GOVERNOR SMITH’S OFFICE
Was Their First Me;ting in Three Years. After Pleasant Greet
ings Were Exchanged and Oath of Office Administered the
Jurist Admired the Pictures, Glanced Hopefully
at the Gubernatorial Chair and Retired.
ATLANTA.-—Judge Richard B.
Russell of the state court of appeals
appeared in the governor's office Sat
urday for the first time since the
memorable campaign for the occu
pancy of that office in 1906, in which
campaign the judge was one of the
most interesting contestants.
In that historic contest many
acrid flashes of oratory passed be
tween the present governor, Hoke
Smith, and Judge Russell. The lat
ter was soon after elevated to the
bench of the apellate court, but this
relations with the chief executive has
not, it might be said, reflected the
most perfect christian spirit on the
part of either. Silence has been the
word between them.
Recently it became necessary for
the judge to be sworn into office, and
this function is usually performed by
the governor in his private office. It
can be done by a justice of the su
preme court, and, as in the case of
Brown Tail Moth Is Headed Di
rect to Georgia From France.
ALARM SEIZES EUPON STATE
And Invader Will Be Met at Savan
nah by the State Entomologist and
Given a Warm Reception. As
Dangerous to Orchards as An
archists Are to Society.
ATLANTA.—If a bloody crew of
buccaneers were headed straight for
the shores of Georgia no deeper
alarm could be aroused than that
which has seized upon the state en
Dispatches received here by that
department announces that the
brown tail moth is en route to
Savannah; that some time soon a
shipload of trees infested with this
terrible worm will steam into Chat
ham's port from New York. Ento
mologist Worsham has laid his plans
to meet the emergency.
On the day of the arrival he will
be at the port in company with an
adequate force of assistants and see
that the infested trees are either
fumigated within an inch of their
lives or deported back to France,
whence they originally came.
The brown tail moth hails from
France. They are as dangerous to
orchards as anarchists are to society.
They are the scum of the old world’s
worm population. These particular
trees, it seems, were ordered from
France through a New York dealer.
That is how they happen to be
bound for Georgia. New England, it
is said, has to spend thousands of
dollars annually on the brown tail
moth. Prof. Worsham’s prompt ac
tion, however, will insure this state
GEORGIA NOT IN IT AT ALL
Connecticut Now Proposes to Feed
| Taft Woodchuck, Black Lynx
and Skunk Also.
A Winsted, Conn., dispatch says:
“If Mr. Taft invaded our part of the
country I would set him up to wild
cat soup, one of the best tasting
meat delicacies there is when prop
erly seasoned,” said Johm Hall, who
runs a stage coach from the southern
Berkshire hills to Winsted. ‘“l've
got 'possum skinned to death. The
wildecats subsist on wild game, such
as rabbits, and I have known them
to kill young stock and deer up my
way and eat them.”
George W. Eaton, a lumberman,
who owns many acres on the shores
of Lake Wunsonkmonk, is eager to
feed Mr. Taft woodchuck as soon as
the ground hog gets through hiber
nating and tender garden vegetables
are out of the ground. The ’'chuck
is better than either chicken or
swine, according to Eaton.
Charles Dolphin of Norfolk killed
a black lynx last week, and another
epicurean dish is expected to be add
ed to menus ere long.
James Maddrah, a veteran hunter,
wants to wager that he can prepare
a dish of skunk that Mr. Taft cannot
tell from squirrel,
A SOULFUL POEM RECALLED.
The Macon branch of the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
mals no doubt wishes Theodore
Roosevelt god speed and good luck on
his African hunting trip. But at the
same time it is going to beg him
please not to kill any animals. This
attitude of the Macon organization
recalls that famous and soulful little
“Mother, may I go out to swim?”’
“Yes, my darling daughter;
Hang your clothes on a hickory limb
But don’t go near the water.”
Warner Hill, a hint was conveyed to
the judge that he might seize that
horn of the dilemma without danger
of giving offense.
However, the judge expressed not
the least objection to taking the oath
before his old opponent, and he called
on the governor for that purpose late
Saturday afternoon. The way had
been smoothed on the day before
through the judge having appeared
at a reception in honor of a visiting
dignitary in the reception room of
the governor’s office, on which occa
sion he and Governor Smith clasped
hands in the manner of old friends.
The meeting of Saturday took
place in the governor’s office proper.
Pleasant greetings were exchanged,
the oath administered and it was
over. The judge admired the pict
ures, glanced hopefully at the guber
natorial chair, surveyed the carpet
It was all as it should have been
between two high officials of the
Griggs Wants the Government to
Destroy All of the Stuff.
To Break Up Sale of Captured
Liquors by the Government at Its
Custom Heuses. Looks Upon It
in Dry States as Directly Opposed
to Expressed Will of People.
ky, liquor, wines and intoxicating
drinks of all kinds which are distilled
or manufactured in violation of the
laws of the United States will here
after be destroyed when seized by
revenue officers, if a bill introduced
in the house today by Judge Griggs
of Georgia becomes a law.
Taking Georgia as an example the
real purpose of the bill of Judge
Griggs is to prevent the illicit prod
uct of north Georgia stills, or any
other unlawful distilleries or brew
eries, being taken to Atlanta and
sold at the custom house. He looks
upon such sales in dry states as an
evil, and an indirect opposition to
the expressed will of the people. He
thinks the only way to deal with the
problem is to destroy the liquor when
captured. The bill, which is, of
course, general in its application,
“From and after the passage of
this act whenever the officers of the
United States seize whisky, brandy,
wines, beers or other liquors manu
factured in violation of the laws of
the United States the same shall be
‘“The procedure in every case shall
be as at present, except that instead
of offering said liquors for sale the
proper officers shall publicly destroy
}TO TELL THE HORRID TRUTH
}No More “French” Numbers on
Milady’s Boots. Some Feet
There will be a rise in the size of
women’s feet if the shoe men have
their way. No more will milady be
'able to squeeze her No. 7 pedal ex
>tremities into No. 2s, no matter how
'willing she may be to stand the pain
rof the squeeze. The shoe men—oth
ferwise the National Boot and Shoe
rdecided in the altruistic fashion com
mon to tradesmen that such things
shall not be.
At a session of the association in
the Hotel Astoria in New York last
week it was decided in the future
to mark the real sizes on shoes in
Most of the shoe dealers have a
code system in the marking of wo
men’s shoes by which a customer of
that sex may flutter into a store, sit
down on the bench and sweetly re
mark to the man in charge “I think
No. Al will about fit,”” and then
be threatened with convulsions while
the obliging salesman squeezes, or
tries to squeeze, the same onto a—
what'’s the use?
“It’s just vanity,” said John Ha
nen, the shoe man who introduced
the measure, ‘“‘and ought to be
stopped. It enables the clerk to sub
stitute one size for anether in sell
ing to a customer. It is a form of
deception that is obviously unfair
LIKE SOME OTHERS.
The author of “How to Be Happy
Though Married” stands accused of
having run his wife and children out
of the house with a razor. Presum
ably he knows how, but doesn't prac
tice what he preaches.
THIS CHAP WON A BET. :
But in Doing So Made Himself the
Blue Ribbon Fool.
On a wager John Robbins of
Fruitvale, Cal., forced a billiard ball
into his mouth at a poolroom. It
required three hours’ effort on the
part of Dr. J. H. Callan and Con
stable Tom Carroll to remove the
sphere from Robbins’' mouth, and in
the operation it was found necessary
to extract several of the man’s teeth
before the ball could be taken out.
Robbing almost choked to death
before he was relieved. Oil and a
small pinch bar were used in prying
the ivory ball out, and Robbins suf
fered agony during the ordeal.
Robbins bears the reputation of
being a ‘“‘game sport,” and when a
friend bet him $2.50 that he could
not pocket a billiard ball in his
mouth Robbins took the bet. He
won the wager, but probably he will
be out of pocket on the whole trans
z'w.tion when the doctor’'s bill comes
Thousand-Year-Old Toad Turns Up
Again After Disappearing for
The World prints the following
about the thousand-year-old frog
that is an honored member of the
New York Zoo:
After twenty-four hours of most
mysterious absence, so far as he was
concerned, marked by extreme anx
iety on the part of the Bronz Zoo
officials, Methuselah, the 1,000-year
old toad that was dug out of the
bottom of a Montana copper mine,
reappeared very early yesterday in
his cracked glass cage there.
Everybody on the reservation hav
ing searched everywhere in vain had
given up for lost the precious and
unique old toad; but there he was
once more, as large as life, slightly
mussed up, but with an unmistaka
ble grin of satisfaction on his an
cient countenance that seemed to say
to the astonished keeper:
A frog he would a-wooing go
Whether the Zoo would let him or no.
“You ought to be ashamed of
yourself at your venerable age,” said
the keeper as he poked an extra fly
in through the aperture.
Methuselah had no remarks to
make concerning his 1909 escapade.
He merely ate greedily.
This is the second time the old
toad has gone out courting since he
was found 500 feet down in the
earth and revived in the Zoo. On
the first occasion he encountered a
jealous rival, the scientists say, and
was minus one eye when he sneaked
baek into his cage.
Methuselah is supposed to have
had a wife and family back in the
time of Alfred the Great.
BUT 1T WILL BR OF THE PEOPLE
.’ OF GEORGIA, AND NOT OF A
| POLITICAL FACTION.
Governor-Elect Joseph M. Brown
has been the guest of the people of
Bartow eounty at Cartersville, and
was greeted by a big crowd who
heard him speak and cheered him.
In an address at the court house
he declared that it had been predict
ed that he was being made a ‘“tool”
when he ran against Gov. Hoke
Smith, and that he was a ‘‘tool,” but
the ‘“tool of the whole people of
Georgia.”” He said: ;
“When 1 announced for gowernor,
which 1 had no notion of doing sev
enty-two days before the primary,
and not to get even with 'some one,
a 8 has been charged against me, it
was charged that I was to be a
‘““As 1 thought the matter over I
decided that it was unmistakably my
duty to become a tool, but not a
tcol of the corporations, nor of any
one particular element of the state’s
cifizenry, but a tool of the whole
people. It is a mistaken idea that
the people need a governor. That
might have done for 100 years ago,
but today the people need an execu
tive, an officer to occupy the execu
tive office of the state and -see that
the laws are enforced.
“I am going to be the tool of the
people, and the people will be the
hand. I wiill be the hammer, and
you will be the hand, but I am not
going to be yours to smash the hearts
and the fortunes of others. I will
be the tool that with your hand will
drive the nails to strengthen the in
dustrial structure of Georgia's great
BURIED TWENTY THREE DAYS IN
RUINS ITALIAN IS TAKEN OUT ALIVE
ROME.—In the course of the re
moval of the dead at Reggio Tues
day the soldiers discovered a sur
vivor whose faint breathing was the
only sign of life displayed. He was
taken to a hospital, where the doctors
said such a case of complete exhaus
tion and resistance was unparalleled.
The observatory here, since De
VOL. 27.—-NO. 18.
HELP! CRY REVENUERS
So Many Stills to Raid They Gan
not Keep Up With the Work.
NEARLY 400 STILLS ARE FOUND
According to the Report of the Gov
ernment Revenue Officer More
Whiskey Has Been Made in Geor
gia the Past Six Months Than Ever
Before. A Cry Has Gone Up to
Washington for a Bigger Force.
Whiskies, brandies, wines, drinks
for all palates, cheer to suit every
appetite, the joy and exuberance of
life in all its forms and phases,
flowed as free in north Georgia dur
ing the last six months as milk and
honey were to flow in the promised
land beyond the Jordan.
Special Revenue Officer J. H. Sur
ber, in charge of this division em
bracing Georgia, Florida and Alaba
ma, has just completed his record
of illicit distilling operations for the
last six months of the year 1908.
They show the destruction in this
territory in the period named of 397
distilleries and the seizure of about
3,000 gallons of whiskey. Eighty per
cent. of the distilleries captured
were found in Georgia, the report
showing an increase of 25 per cent.
as compared with the last slx months
In all the years of their existence
the hills or Habersham and the val
leys of Hall have never before been
so brisk with distillers or seen such
brimming jugs. All records have
been broken. The showing of past
years is insignificant. The apex has
More Help Is Wanted.
The Atlanta Georgian says a Ccry
for help has gone out to Washing
ton from the office of Internal Reve
nue Agetn Surber. The Georgian
quotes one of the chief men in the
office as saying:
“We will need fully twice as much
force as at present if the arrests for
illicit distilling continue as they have
!for the past few weeks,” stated Colo
nel Henry D. Capers. “Mr. Surber
and I have both written to Washing
‘ton, laying the situation before the
‘head of the department, and asking
for additional force.
r “In December 115 stills were
raided and captured. Think of that!
'And the record for January will be
lequally as large. Indeed, up to the
ipresent date the captures have been
‘more numerous than for the same
period in December.
' “Look there,” he continued, point
ing to a huge pile of copper vessels,
retorts and piping, “that’s only a
sample of what we get. And here,”
taking up a pile of papers, “all these
reports by the first mail today.
‘“We need more help, and we ought
to have it. Just look at the import
ance of our work in the internal rev
eénue agencies as compared with the
work of the frontier scouting offices,
which have nothing to do but watch
Indians. Why, through our agencies
the major portion of the revenues of
the government are poured into its
coffers. Yet the scouting offices are
full-handed compared with our own.
I certainly trust something will be
done to relieve the situation.”
Stored away in the vaults and cel
lars of the federal building in At
lanta, says The Georgian, are
thousands upon thousands of gal
lons of contraband liquors. Heaped
up in the secret corners are
tons upon tons of distiiling appara
tus. All this represents a part of
the work—and, at that, perhaps one
of the least important parts—of the
dumties of the internal revenue agen
cy. It is in the collection of the du
ties and special taxes on all goods
coming under the federal laws that
this branch of the service really
‘“‘earns lits salt;” less spectacular
than still-raiding perhaps, but far
more important and remunerative.
AMERICUS FEDERAL BUILDING.
Contract Let for Its Erection at a
vost of $51,000.
Postmaster I'rank Mitchell of
Americus has been officially apprised
by the supervising architect of the
treasury department of the award
ing of the contract for the govern
ment building 1n Americus.
The successful bidder was George
Brocking of Chattanooga, at $51,~
Beventy-five thousand dollars was
appropriated for the Americus build
ing, which includes the cost of the
land. An early beginning of econ
tract work is expected. ~
cember 28, has registered 227 earth
shocks of the first degree, 29 of ths
second degree, 18 of the third, 19
of the fourth, 4 of the fifth and 2
of the sixth. .
To grow any more Dawson musi,
have manufactories. » Remember
that, business man,
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