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ALL EYES ON NEW ELECTION LAW Party Managers Already Arranging for the Change. DEMOCRATS TO ACT FIRST Stato Committee Will Order Separate Judicial Conventions. POPS AND REPUBLICANS TO ACT Tull List of the Present Judges and Solicitors with Their Circuits and Terms of Office. Without a single < xception all the other democratic 1 ad.rs who were spoken To on th j subject last week agreed with the gov ernor that It would be best both as a. mat ter of party policy ami to avoid unneces sary complications to arrangb lor the holding of separate judicial convent tons, in the event the people at the ballot box ap prove il;e constitutional amendment. passed by the legislature, electing judges and so licitors by the people. Tiic state democratic committee will prob ably meet in March and by that time a plan for the proper amendment of the rules will be submitted and adopt, d. It s likelj also that this plan will bo submitted to the dem ocratic stale convention for its indorse ment, at which time it will have become sufficiently familiar throughout the state to allow tile local party loaders to go ahead with their conv< ntion arrangements. It will be some time yet before an elec tion is held mid. r the now law, and every body will have pl. lily of time to gel in all sorts of work in the Interest of candidates. It is, of course, too early to indulge in any speculation on this score, but it is inter esting to note the terms ami districts ot the present judges and solicitors. Many ot tin tn will go out of ollie- next year, and tuts im ins that th i r successors will have to be eb Sled by the legislature of 1x9.8. The following is a. complete list, and those marked with an asterisk (*> ar.- the ones wno will be call. .1 upon once more to run the gauntlet at the capitol before tackling a Circuit primary: Those Now in Office. ALBANY CIRCUIT. Composed of the counties of Mitchell, Dougherty, Worth, Baker, De -atur and Calhoun W. N. Spence,* of Camilla, judge; \V. E. of Albany, solicitor general. ATLANTA tIRUUIT Composed of tiie county of Fulton. • H. Lumpkin, of Atlanta, judge; C. D. Hid, of Atlanta, solicitor general. AUGUSTA CIRCUIT. Composed of the counties of McDuffie, Columbia, Richmond and Burke. E. 11. Callaway,*' of W'avm-'horo, judge; W. 11. Dftvls, of W.iymsboro, solicitor e<ll BLUE RIDGE CIRCUIT. \ Composed of the count: s of Milton, l’..r- Fyth, Cherokee, Cobb, Eiekens, Gilmer and Fa nnin. George F. Gober, of .Marietta, judge: Thomas Hutcherson, of Canton, solicitor 1 (general. BRUNSWICK CIRCUIT. Composed of the counties of Appling. Camden. Coffee, Charlton, Clinch, Ware, Fierce, Wayne and Glynn. J. L. Swear.* of Waycross, judge; John .W. i:< nnett. of J esup, solicltoi : CH ATTA H< >< >CII EE CIRCUIT. Composed ot the counties of Talbot, Chat tahoochee, Taylor, Harris, .Marion and Muscog.e, XV. It. Butt, of Columbus, judge; S. Price C ibert. of Columbus, solicitor general. CHEROKEE CIRCUIT. Composed of the counties of Bartow. Ca ton. i, Murray, Gordon, Dade and Whit field. A. W. Fite, of Cartersville, judge; Sam P. Maddox, of Dalton, solicitor general. COWETA CIRCUIT Mer’wether. Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Car roll and Troup. S \V Harris, of Carrollton, Judge; T. A. •A tli<-a, of Greenville, sol' • tor general. E A STE R N CIRCU IT. sed of tho countle o Chatham. ■ D>a: 1 , Elh ng mi, !.lier i y and M■ I: i tosh. . ■ . W. V < ir general. F 1.1 NT CIRCUIT. I of th titles of Spalding, Monroe, Butts, P.ko and Henry. m, judge; O. H. B. Bloodworth, of Forsyth, solicitor general. MACON CIRCUIT. Composed of the counties of Crawford, lb ust.' n Ind Bibb. W. :■ Felm::, .)r.. of Muon, .judge; Rob ert Hodges, of Macon, solicitor general. MIDDLE Cl 1« 'I'IT. Composed ot the counties of Wa.-hlng- , Joi . . ■ Jeff. I on anil Sereven. It ■ ■ r Gamble, Jr..* of Louisville, judge; ];. 'f. Rawlings, of Sandersville, solidlnr gma-ral. NORTHE ASTERN Cl Rt'UlT. Composed ot tile cun:. b’- ot Ha.i, Rabun, JI.:, ham. Daw ■ Towns, Union, White ard Tli enp-on,* of Gainesville, solicitor NORTHERN CIRCUIT. Ccmposed of th. eoimti. - if Hancock. C . . ..e|,. Tali .ft rai, Madison, Elb. rt. Hart, Warren, Oglethorpe, Lineotn, Wille s. S. ilium Rees.’, of Sparta, judge; R. H. Lew s, of Si .i . la, -olieitor gem ral. OCMULGEE Cl R< I: IT. Compos a ol the counties of Baldwin, I. > en_- Oroeiie Morgan, Putman, Jasper, Willimson, Jam s. John <’. Ear'.* of Union Point, judge; H. G. Lewis, of Gre u dioro, solicitor gen eral. OCONEE CIRCUIT. Compos'd ’I the t'.uiloes of Pulaski, D ■ Twit , T Ifair, ■.Montgomery. c. c Smi'ii, of Hawkinsville, judge; Tom Eason,* of Mcßae solicitor general. PATAI’LA CIRCUIT. Composed of the counties of Quitman, Clav Early. Miller, Randolph. T. rrell. If. C. Shi ffi< Id < f Blah dy, judg< ; J. W. Irwin,* «>f Fort <1 allies, solicitor general. Ri.-ME CIRCCIT. Co a > . <i if t lie eoutitie- of Floyd, Walk er, Cl 111 og I . W. M. Henry,* of Rome, judge; Moses Writ-tit. <it Romo solicitor general. S< >U IT I ERN Cl UiT IT. Composed Os the counties of E'llOls, P.ef- Tb n, Colquitt. Thomas. B-ooks. Lownd- Il ell ma.sville, Jmlge; W. E. Thomas of Va Ido ol itor general. s■> i; Tiiw i: sT i: R n rtrc u i t . C .mi'oo ,1 of liie counties of Lee. Dooly, W. i"i' r, ,'-'< Co y. Si'-wart. Macon, Sumter. Z \. L til, John, of Corde' \ judge; p. ok \. H.. .p. r, of Aim rk us, solicitor g< n< : al. STDNE MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT. Composed of ill.- counties of DeKalb, Clay: 'i. N ■ w: • >n. Rock.l'l'. \tl nta, judge; W. T. Ivimsey, of Jonesbor.i, solicit or general. TA LLA I>OOSA CIRCUIT. Com'.'-.a'l o tli,. counties of Paulding, Jl.: rule 'ti, I ’->lk, I tougl.i <. Jams, "f C. di rtown. Judge; W. T. Roberts,* ot’ Douglasville, solicitor general. WESTERN CIRCCIT. Composed "f the counties of Oconee, TWENTY YEARS OF SUCCESS a In the treatment of chronic diseases, such as liver, kidney and stomach disorders, constipation, diarrhoea, dropsical swellings, Bright’s disease, etc. DISEASES PECULIAR TO WOMEN. Misplacements, irregularities, leucorrhum, ulceration, etc. DISEASES OF THE RECTUM, - Snell : pih -, fistula, fissure, ulceration, mucous and bloody discharges L urvd will’. 'tit the knife, pain or confinement. DISEASES OF MEN. Mood poison, gleet, stricture, unnatural losses, impotency, thor ouiddv cured. No failures, Pamphlet and question list free. Cures unranleed. Ail letters answered in plain envelope. Address W. J. TUCKER, H. D., Broad Street, Atlanta, Ga. Jackson, Walton, Gwinnett, Banks, Frank lin, Clarke. . N. L. Hutchins,* of Lawrenceville, judge; C. 11. Brand, of Lawrenceville, solicitor general. Populists* Will Follow Suit. Some of the populist leaders in the legis lature were asked yesterday about the policy of their party as to nominations un der tho new law, and all of them were tn favor of separate circuit primaries. They aro not nearly so much Interested in the law now as they were when the original bill providing for circuit elections came over from tho senate, because it has robbed them of the hope of getting an occasional judge or solicitor in a circuit made up of counties having a populist majority. The same may bo said of the. republicans. *1 hey were inclined to enthuse over the meas ure at first, but they seem to have lost in terest. , , . In tho change of the nominating machin ery some detail matter is yet. to be con sidered. Much will have to be determined as to time of holding the nominating con ventions or primaries—whether the date is to be fixed by the state or by Hie. circuits. A uniform system is most likely, in order to avoid confusion. A whole lot of <‘.ire fully-pl inned schemes and well-built fences have been demolished by th" passage of Hie bill, and a great many ambitious gentle men arc now looking ruefully al the ruins before determining whether or not to com mence rebuilding. CLEANING OUT THE COOSA. Important Work To Be Accomplished for Navigation. Rome, Ga., December 15.—(Special.)-—Con gressman John W. Maddox, from this dis trict. has secured an appropriation of SIO.OW for deepening and cleaning the Horse Leg shoals, in the Coosa river, just below here. The government steam dredging boat, with a large force of bands, came tip from Lock Four some days ago, and began work today. The work is in charge of Lieutenant Combs, an experienced engineer, who for y' ars has been engage I in opening this waterway. It will take several months to complete I his work, but when finished it will be invaluable to the river busim ss 1 e tween Rome and Gadsden. These snoals have been troublesome to the boats during the low-water season, bin the dr. dging machine will deepen the channel consider ably. The oflic'.ils of the White Star Line Steamer Company have for years been try ing to get this appropriation from congress, and finally success greeted Congressman Maddox. In the estimate tor the next ap j>ropriation. the sum of tff.ri.Bst2 has been estimated f<>r the riv.r helwcen Rome and tii.'Hist Tennessee. Virginia and Georgia railroad bridge, and Jljhki.ihio between We tumpka and the East !’■ nuessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad bridge. Il is bop.d congress will have' the full amount assess 1 for. _ SOAKED MATCHES IN WATER. Peculiar Method of Suicide Adopted by a Prisoner. Fayetteville, Ga., December 15.-(Special.) Amlrew J. Grillin, wao was convicted of murder here last week and sentenc' d for life to the penitentiary, attempted suicide In the Jail last night by soaking two Hun dred matehes in water and eating them. He was found in an almost dying condi tion this morning, and thro 1 phyti . i:is have been at work on him in an effort to sale his life, bill have met witii poor sitc :ls I• is still ..■ ■■. : ’ ■ and s< ms to h \e suffered untold agony. Grillin. It will b. remembered, vis con victed on c:r< umstaiitfal evidence, I;.clod bv bis confession, of murder; ig Ar. ii i" ,i icksi>n, i negro, and sinking ' body in Flint river last June. .Four others were ind ..'tod with him, but be was th. only om convicted. A motion for a m w trial in his ease is living H< ard by Judge Jt. . It tit Thomaston todaj*, bin from pr. sept ap j.e iranees, he will lie judged by a higher tribune than Georghi courts. THIRTEEN COUNTERFEIT BILLS. They May Get Two Young Men Long Terms in the Pen. Fairburn, Ga., li.-cemb. r 15. - (Spe-ThF- T. F. .Martin, J B. Roberts and A. R. Mims were arrested here this aft th >on tor attempting to piss counterfeit 5.,; a* by J. W. Camp and J. L. lb tirn. A ‘eb g. tm was received from Marshal l.u.'k, o' <'ol lege Park, stating that three young men. travel ng in a one-horse wagon, b.c: at tempt, d to pass count' rs. it coin there. Marshal t'amp held them and mad. search, but found none, and they were allowed (O pro After they left thirteen coun- terfeit dollars, poor imitations. « .. found Wil' r.' the wagon had stopped wlu n they v.. re searched. They w. r< su.in ov f lak, n and W' re carried to Atlanta tonight by tin- officers. Marlin and Roberts are. ope ratives of the Palmetto cotton factory. Mims claims Atlanta as h's horn.- 'f'he officers have the money in their possession. MONUMENT IS NOW READY. Georgia’s Chickamauga Shaft Is Ready for Dedication. The st itely and hands.rme monument which s to b>- .reefed on the Chiekcmang.i bntletield in honor to tin Georg'ans who fell there during the famous battle has been eomph'. .1, and is ac. .cable to th" .■ommhiec ap'.iinted by Governor Atkin son to lock after the monument. It now lies In a finished state at the Stone Mountain quarry of the Venable brothers, and as soon as the bronze figures have b.'< .1 molded, th.' -•;> ti will be sent to t'h'.ektimauga park. T'ne memorial board, which is composed of < x-Goi'ernor Boi n ton. C,aiit.a in Everett, of Atlanta; Major Cummings, of Augusta; Hon. Gotxlon L.o, of Chick iniaug and Adjutant G' tieral Kell, will confer with Governor Atkinson at an early date for tin purpose of tixing a date for the d<d eatlon of th. monument. The Georgia monument will rise 'clity two feet above the battlefield. It. bi. is la fee:. G inches high and ha -a width of 21“ fe.-i dir.etly at the groim.l. Upon this base will stand a round smooth "haft, with a diameter of five feet, and gradually ta iloring upward. Standing on a pe.listal at the lop of this shift is a bronze figure of a <onf.'derate soldier with one hand out stretched, while the other grasps a con federate flag half unfurled. I‘our bronze figures, also soldiers, stand on each side of the upp r portion of the base, and all have arms in th. ir (i inds. The entire cost of the monument was ?17,2<K), s|ii.i'cii of which was paid forth. gr iiit portion. It Is a b.a'itiful pi... of work, and .will “be a deserving tribute to the sol diers who fell at Chickamauga park. Burglar in His Eleventh Year. Columbus, Ga., December 14.—(Special.)— A negro boy who claimed to be only cloven years of age, was up before the recorder today on the charge of burglary. He is charged with burglarizing a candy store on.- night recently. He was bound over and the grand Jury will sift the ease. Found Dead in Bad. Culloden, Ga., December 15.—(Special.)— It. S. Locket, nephew of ex-Judge R. P. Tripp, was found dead in his bed this morning. Virginia Has Anti-Football Bill. its liin .nd, Va.. D." eml>ev til -By a vote of live to four a committee of the state senate today ordered a favorable report on an anti-football bill. THE WEEKLY CONSTITUTION: ATLANTA, GA.. MONDAY. DECEMBER 20, 1897. HERE IS THE NEW CONVICT LAW JUST AS IT PASSED BOTH HOUSES The following Is an exact and official copy of tho new convict law of Georgia taken from the enrolled bill which is to be sent to the governor, and which he will approve; Powers of the Commission. A bill to be entitled an act to create a jirison commission lor tlie state of Geor g.a; to lietine their duties, powers and compensation; to provide for the pur chase of certain lands, and for the erec tion thereon of a penitentiary and ap purtenances in which to keep and main tain certain slate convicts; to provide lor the utilization of convict labor thereon; to purchase property neces sary to carry out said purposes; to provide for tho hiring of certain con victs; to abolish the offices of principal keeper and assistant keeper of the peni tentiary and physician of the peniten tiary; to provide an appropriation to carry out the purposes of this act; to place tho misdemeanor convicts under the supervision of the commission; ana for other purposes. . Section 1. T!:e assembly ol Georgia do enact, that within thirty (30) days alter the passage of this act, the governor shall appoint three (3) intelligent and upright citizens of the state, who shall be known as the prison commission of the stat.- of Georgia, and who shall ho.d office until their respective suc cessors are elected and qualified, as hereinafter provided. At the general cleetion in October, 1898, one commis sioner shall be elected, and at each following general election one conim.s sioner shall be elected. The commission so appointed by the governor shall east lots and determine which ol tile sa.a commissioners shall hold office until the general election in October, IS.B, w h 1 ” shall bold until the general eec ton or 1900, and which shall hold until tin get eial election of 1!"’2, or until tm-ir suc cessors are elected and qualihed. Term of Office and Salary. See. 2. Be it further enacted, That tho terms of office of the .c 0 , 1 ?, 8 „ elected by the people shall be tol a period of six years, la t.isc oi a eanev the same -hall be tilled by ex.-. tive appointment, and the commi: ers -u appointed shall hod tlleir utliee until te next regular election, and until their successors for nunamder cm.mi : 5 shall elect one of their number chairman. , , Sec 3. Be it further enacted, .lh.it b fore'entering upon the dlseharg" <>r tno duties of their otlice, each i omn 1..-• chall take the oath required by . II pJb lie officers, and shah execute a . with good security, in the stun ol I <. thousand dollars l>-» dole to governor of treoigla am I h." r'.n'.i ful in uliice, conditioned ioi the l< * ■- 1 . ’ , , < .luUes devolving performance ol 111 *- , J ! ,? lfc ..utu-ovcd upon Him. vliich bond shall be ap, <"> b> the go\*T:.‘>r, and Hied and itcoiuea ■‘■l..,".'/' Be ll^' further enacted. Tli.it tjm commissioners shall receive i;>. 1 r „ sum of J2J.W each l» r annum, and. L w Im-h salafi, s shall be pan I as e.m r statelm tse olil er ar. now c •• 1 . the board and approved by the comp 'j ' ; e ßeu'further enacted. That tho ■"1. ami such HOOKS, statiomiy. Stamps and other ofllee supi'U.'s m A , p a Le. ded Shall be ' ae-i ; . i; , h supplies are now 11 '. , L th,. other statehouse otm . - ■ They shall .-elect a clerk, vv Im-; OU'V shall b.' determined by tin 1 -./rd. us ition shall ’ J.' (•. .•ti $1 200 per annum am! <u u.u . 1 .... /.: w in the h ■■ his duty, and who shall hold ofli"C at th" pie.ism’" of th" board. To Control Misdemeanor Convicts. q,, ( . it further enacted. That tho commissi m i had 1 aw complete nmu.me- sh-dl '• .... ; VbdVta Ol their food the kind and eharaetei of their cl >tl t r and shall make -u b oth er rub - and regulations as will their .-as. -kwiiing and proper care, . nd “’’Point such ol n'. rs gua d ? ■- d physicians as may be m ( » : >. h.i Vld< d that guards so appoint' d sba 11 not . ■ Ive a great' r sum than s2a eaeh p t month, ami th- officers amt 1-hysunans appointed shall not r.'.eive a. 4 at sum Umn SP-0 . aeh 1" >' h I ;<>v >'' forth'r. That any person ot corpoi atl i . . h tl ny convicts unde the niov Ision Os this bill, and tailing . ■ f.Ling to eomply with tlm legula ions ■ /.‘.n.:. -A :i shall forfe.t ll rig - limb r any . oiitraet ot hiring am K m r< '•on of th • ••..mm <m. ami m mission shall have power and author ty b> tak** Li‘»m saal h'rei 1 *' l \" J'. ) 1!r ,i. -ind r-■lui ii the same umi< i t.m provisions of tins bill. The commission shall lik'-wis" haw. p-.-Hm’-il ’••up*-rvisjHi of tk<* mi-akimatn ‘ "i" (lorn ~l one of tlm e imnilss.oiici >. 01, oth -er ■. .; |>y tin m. i" visit, from tim to , , at h ast quat t< rly, tile v u tous , wh< mlsd, im aimr eonwt.- tire w <)r k and shall advis. with t m coun ty r num pal author! ■ work.m ■ making ■nd I , / |j,. ~,iv rnmeiit. con 10l i.td man a; '.am nt ’ot : aid eoitwts; and in c.mo ,1 or municipal authorm. s and n'emnilii -sion fail "> ■IP'"" "I 1 "" th.; 1. Igemetit, government m ~ ,1 . -.mm. t. ■■ m'wrnor . h ill | i b, su . h rib -: .o .1 if th. mrnnty- or mu:m ip.j authorities fait to ~ .imply w ith . i, u, Shall lake such eotivie s from the said county er municipal au .. . .. ■ ■ mto some oth- er eotintv or municipal authority <om ,'.iv i.r with the rules and r. gitiatmns yr, ci ib< d by th. governor; and ii the 1H ~,, county or municipal authon :. ... . ■ hem, bet they worked as the commission may desig- Will Act. as a Board of Pardons. 3ec. 1 B< it further enacted. That tho said commission is hereby constituted a , j ions, whose dut . bi to investigate all applications for ex. c uiiv<* chum.ncy, :tnd m:«k • rvC"mm»-ml i tion to th- governor regarding the granting of the same. Their reeomim nd ations shall not b - confined to those who make application for pardons, but tiny' are authorized upon their own motion, t ■ inv. t.igate ami reeommend executive n>, ney in < v r.v ease deserving it. See. -. .i further enacted, That as S'on as practicable after the. appoint ment of the commission, they shall ad vertise in three daily papers of the state, and if they <leem it necessary, in s. \- i .l, not . x. . ding t'-n. w—kly pa pers. once a Week lor eight consecutive we.ks, for the purchase, of not less than two, and not more than live thousand aer. s of kind, in one body, or in several bodies, located in different parts ol the state, the aggregate not to .'.weed live thousand acres, which shall bo accessi ble by railroad. Al the tunc specified by them in said : < dv- rtiseni.n t. they shall receive written offers of sale for such a. tract or tracts of land, which offers shall be accompanied by a perfect alistract of title, together with a topo grapm.al map of land, the. kind and quantity of the clay, the stone, the water pow. r, the water supply and the ra.lroad facilities. Tin- commission is hereby authorize!, to reject any and all offers'mad.-, or to is' ■pt th- on. which, after a careful in.-q- "lion and examina tion, can Im purchased th" most cheap ly. all other requirements being equal. But no purchase s mil be made until th" abstract of title has Iwen exam ii.ml and approved by tho attorney gen eral. Before any purchase is made the commission is empowered to make such contracts with tiny railroad in the state for the .purpose of procuring proper railroad facilities in transporting freight and convicts to such point on said tract or tracts of land as may be deemed nec essary; but no contract shall bo made incurring a. greater cost to the state than reasonable tariff rates in trans porting fr iglit and passe tigers to ami from said point. A Convict Farm To Be Established. The commission shall have creeled on said land so purchas'd suitable budd ings, stockades and appurtenances for tiie safe-keeping and care of the follow ing classes of convicts; Females; boys under fifteen years of age. and such aged, infirm or disabled . onviets as, in tie judgment of the commission should not be hired out. Provided. That the comm sslon shall have power and au- thority, In Its discretion, to take from any hirer any convict whom they hired out and to place such convict upon the farm herein provided for. relieving such hirer of that part of the hire of such convict for the limq during which such hirer is tints deprived of the services of such convict. I'rovnled, further, That said commission shall l.kewise have power and authority, in its discretion, to take from said farm any boy upon his r< aching the age of fifteen, or there after, and hiring hum out, as other con victs are to be. hired under the provis ions of this bill. Said commission shall provide: (a) For the keeping of the male and female convicts separate and apart, so that they may not come in contact with each other. (b) For the keeping separate and apart from the other inmates of the prison minors under the age of fifteen years. (c) For tiie keeping separate and apart Os wh.te and colored convicts, when not at work, and, when actually engaged in work, to be kept separate and apart as far as practicable. (d) To provide, a separate compartment for sleeping purposes for each convict, so that no physical communication can be had one with another after the hour of retiring. The commission is authorized to con tract for and purchase such furniture, machinery, utensils, ’niplements, live stock and other equipments as may be found necessary to carry out the in tention of this act. and to contract for and construct such water supply and heating arra ng.im. nis as may be neces sary. Tiie commission shall sell to the best advantage all surplus products of the penitentiary ami shall apply tho proceeds thereof to the maintenance of the in. titution as I r as necessary. Should any suplus funds arise from this source, they shall b" paid into the state treasury annually, and the commission shall, at the . nd of . aeh quarter, make to the governor a. <l. tailed report of all such transactions. Provided, the com mission shall have authority to furnish such surplus products, or any part thereof, to the stalo asylum for the insane, at Milledgeville, th" academy for the blind, at M.ieon, and the school for the il".il. at Cave Spr.ng, should this bo found practicable. To Work on the Public Roads. Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That If by reason of the for: iture of any lease contract now in existence any portion of the convicts should )"■ retaken by the state from the present lessees be fore tile lease contract expires, the com mission may, in their d.scretion, place said convicts so retaken upon said land, making suitable arrangements for their care anil maintenanee, and utilize their labor in erecting th" buildings, stock ades and appurt.-nan.-.s heretofore pro vided for, or such other labor as the commission deem profitable. Or if equitable arrangements can be made With any of said h.-scs whereby tho state may n stum- control of such por tion "1 tin- convicts as may !»■ needed for this purpos", the commission is au thorized to make such arrangements and use said convicts in the manner and for the purpo sp< ied, but no such arm ng. incuts shall lj • maile unless It v..1l bo cheaper to tho state than free labor. Sec. 10. B. it further enacted. That should the author.ties "f any county or anj municipal eorjioration in this state desif" to utilize any number of stato or felony eonviets on th- puldie roads or woi l; In their r< eetix counties or municipal orjairations, said authorities may file with said imhsioii a requisi tion stating tiie number wanted, tho kind of work to be done, and tiie t< rm for which they will be wanted, which reqi ition must be <1 with said b<>ard b> til" loth day of August, 1.898, and said eomm.. s|. n is . r.'by authorized to furnish -.'id e.ein >. authorities '!<■ number so required. ter th< year 1898 tin said : . : ' .' be tiled by the co.nnii.--i.'ti m i ! order in which same ar.. re".'ive<T, a I the eonviets fur nished thereon as : .'ommission may be ail,' , 1' spoet I a g ba,l to i| lo ■ ■ ' - urni shed under this seel on . 1 r t be short -■ rm (not ox r two \. iri j;’- u, and physically able to do th< red of them. In no event shall any county be fur mshid with felony . iiivit s whose au thorit es fail to work its own misde ri ' inor convicts on tho public roads or public works. Should such requisition li.- made, and the onviets furnished, tin • iimty or municipal authorities S!I ill provide. Without cost to the state, all transportation, maintenance, guards and other 'ssari. s. and snail pay to the stale not less ran J3G _per annum : ■ ■ convict, to be eofiected and ai'pl'id as the Dire convicts as here inafter pro>. ir. 'l l:,, said eonviets shall Le goverm-d and eon '..lied by the rules and r. quint.oil prox d' d by the com mission. Ttims cf the New Lease Contracts. Sic. IL Be ii further enact'd, it al the saim tim .. : . :n u ;.s are I' ~ it.siu d lor the purenase of land a:; provid'd bj section x of ibis ael, si.«l ioiiit)ii. i hi snail rim a. similar ad.er tisement olfering for lire, for terms not . ': V e ;■ 1 11 , all the < OllviCtS I.■; ...'libra -nt tn s > :.on s of this act, ai.d not tun : licit i county authori ties as provl'b d bj seei.on 10, to be ' ■ . reason linn and Hie phy si 1 . : ' ..... and itvoiu, a far as practii ibl", Ilina:' eonx ,<'ts to per form Door »•. lien win coiillte.; witii free 1:L a* or skill'd J:. • , and in no cas.-s shall ,'ivii t - hired to work in shops or factories where women or children arc . niploy. d. tie state furnish ing all so.ird.\ th hir.r furnishing t: ai:sjiori at.on. main, n.im'e, medicine, el tn ng .ii-l -ii other niv.-s.tries, .ml such . il'tt'ig- as may le lequlrel (w e.i shad i" I in the advertis'- and paying luarteriy, for tl e labor tl convicts at an ag.ccd price per aim tin. pct capita. At th" luiii ti.x'd in .<n' . <lv.-rtise uent tho commi - in dmil award «ii 1 convicts, or any of them, io th, b ihler or bidders who offer th." highest and 1 st price forth: l iter, I'U; may !• ject :.ny and al! of s iid bids., and may make any other contrai l es n.ring on the p.an sl-ei-illed. wiiicii. in their judgment, will carry n it tl,, i’ll, ntion of tiii- .n't e.nd sai'.svrve tlm .. inter, sos he stati . I rov d, ,1 ti:.;! every i oiitraet tor the hiring of convicts shall be lil t approved by the governor before the same shall be of force. The commission In hiring the convicts may contract with < ~e or more persons or companies, but no bids for less Ilian fifty nor more than 500 convicts shall be received, and ill eoi victs senteneed af ter April 1. 18.A to le penitentiary Atal) be disjiose.i of by tim commission under and by virtue of ti provisions of tl is act. Al: eoi ■. t idt shall provide tor sultabl 1 ond. \ ttll security, to be approv' d by the commission, to tie made by the hiring person or company, p.iy- ■ , tiie governoi and his_..ii-■ ■■ - >rs in office, in mi amount to b”c fixed ly tiie commission. conditional for t lie faithful payment of the hire id ob servance of tin’ contract, mid of such rules :■: ■ I regulations as may be . -i< jt• 11 ]iv the eonimt's;on: Hid th:.,, whenever anv I'OiM is executed bv the hirer of s lid convicts, us h rein contemplated, th, property of said prlni i iil and .-o curitv, or securities, on >iid bond shall I,c bound from th ■ time of the execu tion -h, ’ •••.•!’ for lb.- piv next of any a id alt Lability arising fr mi ’be bn arh of said Loud. In lieu of a n< rio nil 1 end the company or individual hiring th<> conv'ets nniv deposit ooil.it v r ils ci n sist ng of Uniti I States bonds st. tc lioi'.'ls. or municipal bonds which aro a, jitable to the eommissfon. or th" company or inel:vidua 1 Hiring the con victs may give as surety any solvent guaranty'company, surety company, fi delity lit:ul'Unee eonip'uy. or like com pane which les ei'iupii*'.! w th the act of Die ruber 24. 18%. authorizing such comp:iuies to I'-come surety upon cer tain bal'd-', and in case of default tho bonds si all I ■ eol|,":. bl.' :|« provided In -aid act of December 21. 189 G. (When e'. the surety viion any bond shall 1 . eoni" .loubtful ti"' commlss’on shall have rwthoritv to require other good and solvent security, and in .I.'fault of such security being given the commls s'on max’ forfe't the lens" and tak<‘ .•barge of the convii ts.t The biro shall nald int i the trensurx’ of the stato at tho end of each throe months from the Hale of tho hir’mr. unon a certified statement submitted by flic eommiss'on to the comptroller "enornl. ten days be ing allowed to sold hirer to nay the hire after such s'at.'imnt has been so Illid. ITovid' d. that any loss."- may sublet tho conv'cts by and with the consent of tho prison commission, hut without exnent-o to the state. See. 12. Bo It further enacted That unon default in the mvffl'nt of tho biro of tho convicts as heretofore provided, the comptroller general shall issue, !n --stanter, an execution against the prin cipal and his sureties for the amount of hire due, together with all Interest and costs. In the event the said con tracts of hire are, for any cause, for feited, the comptroller general shall, upon notification by the commission that forfeiture has occurred, collect, in addition to the hire due as aforesaid, twenty-live per cent on the bund, as liquidatuxl damages, with all costs; which said execution shall be collected as executions against tax collectors are now collected by law. Sec. 13. Be it further enacted, That upon the expiration of the present lease, the commission shall place upon tho property purchased the females, who shall be put at such labor Is best suited to their sex ami strength. They shall also place upon said farm or farms, all boys under fifteen years of age, who shall be put at such work as is best suited to their strength and age, making provision for such moral and manual training as may be conducive to their reformation and restoration to good citizenship. Such aged. Infirm or diseased convicts as in the judgment of the commission shall not be hired out, and such others as may be needed or reserved by said commission, shall be put al such labor as the commission may direct. The convicts required by the county or municipal authorities for public works therein shall be delivered to said county or municipal authorities, and tho residue shall be put at labor on the contracts of hiring made as herein provided. 850,000 for Carrying Out the Act. Sec. 14. Be it further enacted. That on the assembling of the geuer.il as sembly of 1898, said commission shall lay before that bedy a detailed report, showing what property has been pur chased by them; what contracts have been made for the hire of convicts, and an itemized report of all expenditures made by them, and shall annually thereafter make reports to the general assembly of their acts and doings. They shall also formulate such rules and regulations as may be deemed best for the government of the penitentiary In conformity to this act, and recom mend such legislation as may be neeavii to carry out their plans. Sec. 15. Be it further enacted, That the duties of the priticijul k ' per of the penitentiary, as now tiroxi.bd by law. shnll d'volve upon th.- commis sion hen by created; ami Immediately upon the appointment and qualifica tion of the members of said commission, the offic.' of principal ke.per of the penitentiary, and th" office of assistant keeper of the penitentiary, and the of tii'" of physician of the p.-uit •’iit ii ry shall be abolished. Sec. 111. Be It further enacted. That to ' .try out th" provisions of this act, the sum of fifty thousand dollars (ss'l.- 000), or so much thereof as may be nec i s.-ary, is h. r-by npproprt.it' d and tho governor is hef'-bx’ author zed to draw his warrant on the treasurer for tht same out of any money In the treasury. Sec. 17. Bo It further enacted, That fill laxvs and parts of laws in conflict xvlth this act be and tho same aro hereby rep" il' d —• TILE LORD IS ON TOP AGAIN. Great Adventurer Is Posing Before the Mexicans Just Noxv. city of Mexico. De. • nib.-r 17.—(Special.)— Among the notable visitors ir. this city it the jin sent tirm is the notorious Lor i Berrsfvtd, otln rwlsc Sidney l..is<'"li. s. who has but recently been pard med i ut of the Georgia penit' ntl.iiy by Guv. rr.or Atkin son. of t hat st■■ te. About five xveeks ago Mr. and Mrs. L i i cell' S, registering as from Monterey, made th- lr appearance here and secured <|uli.t tip irtm'-nt.s xvlth tin American family who bad preceded them. It was not until the lady f« U ir. a swoon while reading an American newspaper that the identity of the ccuple beeam. known to the.r hosts. The paper annoui.e.'d the death. In a little town in Georgt i. of Mr. Alexander Pelky, the Lilly's father. l’[n>n her recovery she told the story ol’ her life. She was the petted ami onlx’ child of a xve.ilthy citizen of Rhode Island, who bail gone to Georgia to invest in some rising real estate. There she met Lascelles, winning amt polished, ami ihorgh she knew In- lia.l been in the peaitvn 11.'ry for high-rolling, .she looked upon the pardon which the governor had given him as a complete vindieation. and despite parental objeeti'.'ns married the gay lord, since which time she had not seen her fattier. Now that he was dead, she be came th.- sole heiress to his possessions. It, the meantime Lasel lb s hail not been idle In the city. He had made the acquaintance of those In ch.atge of federal district affairs, and was so full of schi'in. s of municipal Iniproviment that lie began to catch the official ear. !!■ hail extensix’e bundles of letters fr th d. ab rs all over the United Stat.-, showing that he- had be.-n engag'd in extensive works which clahrnd their atti nt on. It is true that the.se let ters all referred to pending negotiations, and not to eompb tid work, but they were sufficient to prove that he was a man of affairs. The mws of bls fat her-in-l.i w's death came In good time, for it afforib il Lasiell'-s an opportunity to talk of landed jio-s. s.sioiis In various states of the Amer ican union. IK- employed an English bi r rist' r to op< n negotiations with the repre sentatives of the estate hi Fitzgerald. Gi. and based upon tins •■•lining Wealth. i,is ci'lb s has be.-n heartily welcomed into local ofti'-i.il clrehs. There xx i: one notable feature about l.a-- celb s’s pri .-ci ce, and that Is, xvliile he nrido himself at home at th" British consulate, and uu'.l'te.l gie.il fondness for the Fr- neb. li.- avoid'd th. headquarters of Unit'll Sim. - Minister I’owt 11 Clayton, and the American colony In general. It was only within the past we. k that Lascelles’s record has leaked out. due to a. chance meeting with an Alabama gentle man, who hail known him in Fitzgerald. "I have no disjmsition to deny my Identi ty.” said Lose, ll'-s, "but I would have pr • f< rre.l quiet until my wife's mourning for her father's sad death was over.” With admirable sangfroid, Lasi'elle has met the whispers which have reached the ears of his Mexican friends. He ex plains that he is a man of large business affairs; that in the course ot immense transactions' he has had reverses; that full settlement will Set him straight again, and that he xvill return to the United States and put his slanderers into something worse than Belem. All this is told xvith sn must self-possession anil pk.nsibility that It Is believed, and lb' former Ixiril Beres ford Is living in elover. Mrs. Ijascelles his the utmost faith In her husband and fully believes tli.lt he will come out on top. e— J. Tom Rodgers Acquitted. .Constitution Bureau, Br.-wii House. Ma con. Ga., December 14. Mr. J. Tom Rod gers. xvho was indicted some time ago by th.- grand jury of Bibb county for having set fire to the Volunteers’ armory, was acquitted today upon trial in the superior court. The result of the ease is the main topic on the streets tonight. The indignant friends of Mr. Rodgers claim that he has been much abused. In directing the ver dict of not guilty Judge Felton said there was no evidence at all to show that Mr. Rodgers had anything to do with the burn ing of the Macon Volunteers’ armory. In fact, he said there was no evidence to show that the tire xvas the work of an in- The chief xvitness against Mr. Rodgers was Mr. W. C. Turjiin, a former co-partner Pi business. His testimony showed noth ing mor. direct than that the lire hid started in their store and he had left Mr Rodgers in the store betxveon 7 and 8 o’clock. The case has caused great in terest hero, owing to the prominence of Mr. Rodgers. His vindication causes gen eral and genuine rejoicing. Upon a fair trial Hood's Sarsaparilla ful fills all claims made for it. It Is the one true blood purifier, hence Its success in alleviating pain and wring disease after other remedies have failed. Free to Suffering Women. I xvill gladly tell any suffering woman hoxv I xvas cured after years of suffering, and wlivn 1 was almost reduced to beggary by medicine bills. I want no money what ever. but do this solely to benefit my suf fering sisters. Address, with stamp. MRS. JOSIE STEVENS, Waycross, Ga- Michigan Medicine Co. has a message for every man on page 9. Don’t fail to read It. SCHOOL FUND IS PARCELED OUT Over a Million and a Half Distributed Over the State. ATLANTA GETS $44,079.33 While All the Rast of Fulton County Receives $16,323.01. SCHOOL POPULATION IS 604,961 The Per Capita Tax Amounts to $2.66, Which Is 77 Cents Higher Than It Was Last Year. The apportionment of the common school fund of Georgia for 1898 to the several counties o£»th<> state has been concluded by State School Commissioner Glenn. The amount upportlor ed was $1,632,381. the apportionment being made on the school census of 1893, according to which Georgia has a total school population ol 604,971. The rate of apportionment per capita Is $2,698, an increase of $.775 over this year, the rate for which is $1,923. The following table shows counties, and by cities when so awarded, the apportion ment of the fund: Counties. School Amount Population. Apportion. I Appling 3,133 $ 8,1.'.;: ■- Baker. 1.8G3 5,' Z• Baldwin 4,%G 11,510.7 Bank.- 3."23 8.1x3 ol Bartow .:.7'U T'.2i:i 27 Berrien 1.2 <1 11.317 B' l Bibb 12.5'Jl 3:.'.1'7> I- Brook.- 13.2.11 Bryan 1.M15 5," tl 77 Bulloch 4.7'2.) 12.7.111'1 Burke 9,211 21.‘M0 ' Butts 3.556 ;i.G7s'>2 Calhoun 2.614 7.". 2 5s Camden 2.120 i Campbell 3. ) s.lix 23 Ca rro 1 7,661 2 2 > Catoosa 1.780 In'2 41 ; Charlton 1,022 2.757 ll't , Chatham 15,530 Chattahoochee 1.579 Chattooga 3,912 F,.52 Cl er »kee 4,841 13,061 02 Clarke 2,0. d 5, to .V | Athens (city) 2. ) 7.551 i" Clay 2.124 t"t Clayton 2.765 7 159 97 Clinch l.t'il 7- Cobb 7.217 It'. 552 11 Coffee 3,393 9. 51 32 Columbia 3..'-I ; Cot'j ■: 11 1. ■ • ’ '-. .. I ■ Coweta 6. 17.22! 31 Newnan (city) 912 2,541 52 Crawford 3.041 8.201 . 1' ide 1.153 3.920 2" | Dawson 1.753 4,72 ' 60 ! Decatur 7.6G'> 2".87 | DeKalb V. 276 ■ ' i Dodge 3. ::■ I Doolx- 6.113 bt. ■’ Dougherty .'1.613 9 7'.: .7 Douglas 2.478 G.-b’i '.2 Early 3'579 9.65.; 15 E.'hols ’952 2.5 8 50 Effingham 2.258 6,. .2 ' 9 Elbert 5.225 11.”97 ' ■ Emanuel 5.114 ]3.s7s .5? E.i nnin *9OO 7 s2l 20 Favette 2.857 7.7"' 1' Floyd 9.117 2'. • 27 '■! Forsyth 3.571 Franklin 3."16 I'.‘ 111 Fulton 6.'s'i Atlanta (city) 16..'”8 41. '. ■ i Gl iner 3.069 Glascock 1.312 : .'2 Glynn 3.676 Gordon 4.764 Gi i. m 5.92'1 15 ■ . 15 Gwinn. : t.. .. Haber.- ham 3.91.8 J".' ' 71 Hall 6.''.k.i Hancock 5.5'7 15 . 77 Haralson 3,5i’.5 9.62-' 37 Harris 5,217 H." 75 17 Hart 3 8.80 lO.IGx 21 Heard 3.116 8.487 ;•! Henry 5.224 11."91 •'■” Houston 6.1K8 l-.-'IJ.! Jrxvln 2.303 G,? l - 50 Jackson 6.;,7f Jasper ■' 113 1 Jefferson 5.371 11 '!" 96 1 Johnson 2.861 7.718 97 I Joras 3.828 b'.-.l Laurens 5 - 3 L"‘ 2,763 7.. ' j Liberty 4.2.7 I'. “ ■ -9 | Lincoln.. .' l.‘M4 Lownd. ■ 4.9X1 ■ ■ 71 1 Lumpkin 2: '• ■ '» '. Mi. in - I P . ■:: ' I I M Marlon 2,918 7.''1.'7l McDuffie I’.t'lS 7.-72 77 Mclntosh 2.181 s.xsi ::i M. riw.'tlier - ""I 12. Miller 1161 it""' - Milton 2. lAI : .io Mitchell ::.7'.'l P 75' Monroe .. 6,398 17.261 81 Montgom.-ry .. :: 5■■ ;; Morgan 5,439 11 0711’. Murray 3."t’3 8.15; 06 Muscogee Columfms (city) i.::i"> T d 87 Newton 4 > I".' • <■ < a once 2.1 ■ 7.101 11 Oglethorpe 5.391 14.1.1188 Paulding le I I 'H l: -. I'l. k.ns 2,i. ■“ 7.’t7 ■ ' Pi. roe 2 " I ' Plk. 5,574 F IA PRIZE ' ■ i FOBEmoiiimwEii. x PRIZES SEtH DAILY AS ANSWERS ARE RECEIVE? > tcnnM Kumm •. I dIUUiUUBRIGNTESmO?: : * This is a picture of four faces, those of n . ,v” . -t.Vi'-' ' ' * * and Ins three daughters. It is very easy • ■ y i;.,.,. .j'’ 7, < <1 * the man's face, lut it will require some -f • > . ■■■ p "fc distinguish tiie tlnee faces of ilie y-ung ’mi .- -■*. w After twisting ami turning the pictmd a:■> ind jj ’> »... “1 * until you have found them you will I stirpt ■ .1 ■ . J to see how plant they are. Cut the picture cut oil \ T mark a cros.iXJoti the face of each young lady vtvj ’ ‘ ■ .-S i' * and forward to us with 30c. stamps, or 25c in silver, as / xr . . 4* for a trial subscription to Th i; Ibii sEiiot.o Gci sr. Sv sf':' ''<■7^'o ' ’ e- - It will prove amusing and entertaining. Can ' > * you solve it • Trv it. U mi do VOV UUX S ■ ' * WIX A PKIXK. To the 20 le.tdi.-.g be-.; ar- Z, v . -q. * ranged, complete, correct answers w>- will give ? $5 nu each. We promise no impossible things. If E correct, we will send you a prize at on ■. i. il < hat ges prepaid. Our bbject is to thoroughly ad * venise our large 20-page illustrated magazine in every home in the Unil I Stat E bound to be at the top. Hence we are compelled to make big oflet s to induce pe< pie to s e scribe, and we are going to do it. Will you aid us? w must double out subscript! ulisttl T season, and to do so we intend giving away Tf/01/SAX/JS OF KRAartjs tothoss In E do. 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J sibly get is a beautiful Ring or Cluster Pin. and you are pi E aid us, you MAY OE-Vr O9SSC Mtt’WKi'tJClh HOli.fli.AßM. v, u -, t .- Jutet ■ 17 E pleased, but if you can honesity say you are 11 t w< will che< fully return vour money E we do this to advertise our paper in your locality, and ■ . ■ ..’ ‘ T to interest their friends in a pecuniary manner, and wlien they get their pt i t E and say it came as a premium with the Chicago Household G tes E papers published To be first is a lau labli 1 inbiti is , di sire to lead J papers, and for this, reason alone do we make this w nderful oflet of t hntistmiis of 1 nl* E liable prizes to secure the best subscription list. You can win if vou try Wil 1 r answer you must send fifteen 2-cent stamps, or cents in silv< r. to •..iv' , vt . .. ' , u i, '■ r scription to the Household Guest. The regular price is 50 < J will give you one year’s subscription for the price of six months You t E the paper, and you are sure of a prize also. Hicvcles, Tea Sets, Water Pitchers and all laree T T articles are sent by express, while W.itches. Rings, rictims and Stu! in I', ■■ E you miss this you will be sorry. It is the greatest opportunity you evei li 11 E day; it may be your lucky day. Every one has an equal chance to secure tl * Roiiichnld nucjt' lteßt Cl ° SeS the namcso< wi "' ersof the P rinc ‘Pal prizes will appear in 1 * THE FOLLOWING HAVE RECEIVED LARGE PRIZES nU2IWQ THE Mrs. Dr. Wolfe, Braiiil, ln<l , tltM.i'O; I . Fore. i t 10" "ir Mix. A. a. I’t I’b < ut, ** ' ; Ky., SIOO.OO Mrs Parkins*»n, StoctrfiL Manitoba, <'.in . . !:-•;.?• li. . Jr Black, Ktnn. Pa.. 1100.00; Miss Kittin Pratt, Perry. NY , £ liigwius, 63 II R. Ave. W ashineton, zN. J H.cycle, l/i.t W r ."SHli'-t, S ! V.-it 'i' ~ I T H.t.i.sn- o<l, \i . >., • M I I.- ■ • j j Fhomas. 5 Washington Ave It. t I’ittsfor I. Vt. H '■ Pr.itft ungt . . ' ' 4? Mhs Manno Fox, Oreenbu’h, Item < ' * MI " - ■ ■ When answenng, please bay whether you aro a aubscribor or nut. Address -. L u;yi it.., v J HOUSEHOLD GUEST CO., DEPT. 49, CHICAGO, 111, ? Polk 1..W 12.824 47 •U a-ki . .. . 5.402 14,574 60 Putnam I.A’I Li'it!" 11 Rabun J.' 1 ’..;! S It'c'-mond 16.691 45,032 32 Roi'kilal.’.. 2.209 5,959 Mt Schley l.’iaJ 4,47./.’9 2.. 1V < 6,373 14,196 36 Sn-ildlng . 'l'’-"'" 11.577 12 Stewart Sumter 5.1<0 1 ,i.« Americus (city) I. 1 7!> 6,069 Talbot 4,;i'.9 11.'.i9 '-.i Taliaferro 2,381 6,432 04 Tattnall ' | . | 7 l > Taylor 2,72.> 7.3-i2 ■•> Telfair 3,427 K-’Q ( -J Terrell « Thom.as 8..'.0 2-.;>B- Towns l i 1 ” , Troup 6,906 18,62- ...t Twiggs 2,582 6.961', 24 I'n'oi? 2562 6.9H98 Upson 11-'■■■ Walker 1.372 11. ■!' • Walton 5.'”'7 15.262.59 Ware 2,"4 7.7 M M Warren 3,746 1 0,106 71 Washington 8 970 21.2"! '6 Wayne 2.73! 7 tios 2 Webster fiJ'H "I Whit" Li'lß 5.171 .1 Whitfield 4.151 12.016 9-i Wlhox 2 525 6.812'i Wilkes ” i',29 1...187 ,; .i Wilkinson 3.390 * Worth 3,182 Total GO-1.961 $1,632.551 uu K T CE HANGS THREE NEGROES. Trio of Assassins Make Confessions and the Rope Is Used. New Orleans, La., December 11. Only on" of tl:.. two im ;i taken from the train .at While Castle y<'st< r‘l 1 v was lynched. The pair was taken to St. Gtibrlc’. tli sene of the Babin murder, and there Joe Thomas, ore of the ri groeq made a c 'tit s slo’.i of his own guilt. Implicating two bl.u-k brothers, Joe and < harl Ah x inder. The I nter wre e ipturid on ,1 n< iahlioring sttj r plantation anil Wire forced spectator:-; to the execution of Thomas on the gallery of the store they had roll! 'd. The Ac xandi-r.s xxei. then trieil at.d <on fe-sed, . Is. ill;:, of .inoiher murl.r in the sime store xvhieh w..s planned to. j. n ua ry. At 1 o'clock this m .rt:i:ig th" Al xaint ra were hang'.: in front "f th st"t". Th. re w< re four ot:,. r susp • :ta in the hands of the mob, and these were arqu t n d of tiie murder, bu‘ being bad charac ters w. re .... •!. bor. cv.'!ii)i • • I ltd tlr u ordered to leav. the country. i PROMINENT VIRGINIAN DEAD. I Ex-Minister to Persia. Passes Away at His Heme in Lynchburg. I Lynchl.urg. Va., December 11. - A lexandcr , McDonald, ex-mlnistei to I crsla, died hero | this afternoon. His tl. ith had In en <x pe. t' d for several dax . He xxas b >rn tn l.ynihbttrg about sit'iit.- ■> ir. ag", and had lit ■ d lit. n a rly .ill hi- lit". He was conni.'ted v. th The Lynchburg Virginian from 1851) until 1.891. and .as editor of the p.ip-r e.i- XX II ktl ixyn ;o politic! uls Ihrougb HU tl" Gal D'mim on. In 8191 he -■ elected to j pr< s< nt the Lynchbut g di rlct in t m V Its -m t .-. 1 and was tl 11 ■ 111'r ol that b-lx v..i a .ip- 1 '.'i _• con mi: -lone Hi t te \ ienna exposlti' n, . ■" ■ ears lab r to the I Faris ex; ..-'tion 1» r.fnes :md 11 1-- r,.!e 1 Iby using “Common .-ease'' ai I >:.: K.-J USED A SHOTGUN AND RAZOR Texas Farmer Kills .■• V.'iie, Wounds His Daughter, Attempts Suicide. 1 ■ i'.'. ■' , red at Fii iletown, forty miles 1 irilt of ~ C Ft 'I Barth, Sr., a prospt rous Geri fat mi r. without v. ■ - Ing, took his shotgun, and placing It at the din k oil his wit. . fir. ’ 1 t o I Inal of shot Into in the.l he .attempt I to cut his ... .. .. help .. ■.■ ■■: 1 old man had cut the throat <:!’ his daughter and had also cut botJI of his .arms at tho wrist. He xxi- bl."ding to death when neighbors arrivi I. Barth xxas arrested. He Is apparently •sane, but will ass gn no . .. tse for the deed. Ho Elew Off His Girl's Head. Raleigh, N. C., !'»• I'emix-r 13.—(Special.)— 1 Sixteen months ago, a few milea from it . - 1 eigh, James Booker, alias Chairs, a mt.:o I who was the r. ject. .1 lovi r 01 M thaia ■ White, . s< rvant ;■ rl . rnploy. d by Mr. it. 1 S. Tucker, of Raleigh. I I v. oat Mali,tl .s j brains. He went to the girl’s horn i morning and <1 manded tmit she marry him. Shi p fused and tie Ih w off t te top 1 of hi r !.■ id. He < scaped, though all roads w. re gm rded. He wa; o itlaxx • i I wis I ei'i'.-sleil at I ::i It tutor, ■ todax and G>v rnor ! Russell t< day m Itwin >r him. Found Dead in a Wagon. Chitt:tnoo'-;.i, '!'. t.t... I'i ■• :u '■ IL—(Sp ci;-.!.) -Louisa -M Glnnls, fourteen y ■ >rs 01’ river in th s city, w..s foim I l -d.iy :.i ...1 a'u.indom I ilelix.ry wagon .m tin outlying te rived the girl \v is di d. Clive Eacker Crew Indicted. Norfolk. \'!.. D.-e,.miler 13 Ti.. < I’ivo ranker crew has be. n en ■l. 1 t.nd ' Is announced will ■ tried mid. r the i: ■!: t mi its notwithstanding re ent reports that their cases never wl ! b< tried.