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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. VOL. XXI. ATLANTA. GA., THURSDAY MORNING, M PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. IN FOR THE WAR. Sat Alliancemen Will Fight Inside the Party. QUESTIONS THEY WILL ASK And to Which Thev Expect An- swers from Candidates. PRESIDENT LIVINGSTON TALKS g the Farmers' Plan Campaign ami the Issues. The farmois .ire in for the war; not to fight the'.r p.irtv, but to light inside of it till they cantlkla-tes who Hillgiie them what they want. The report that tho Farmers' Alliance would pm out candidates for congress and im- portant st.ue offices, bos brought out oustl ruowal by of any such in- tention is of asliy more importance, ithat.ilr.iMii out ,v ck'ai and vigorous state- ment, hv tlu-ir pnriideiit, ot tho platform and of the e. They precipitate upon the campaign two great pr.u-tieal which ery c.mdi- Kate foi office will have tlironn .it bmi. H> -Kill lui .TAetl to commit liimseU, and if he he Uieir votes at tho primal if he says they wil scratch lii m The leq'.sUtion they includes flexi- ble coMrrcm-y and railroad regulation. The current reform is the one upon which most strenuously in it they seek by a bold stroke to soli e the money problem in a manner that will make farm products as cur- rent as er bullion. The scheme N Dimply that the government issue, in the crop season, a currency hased on non-pi f.irm prod nets, advancing to the tanner-, eighty per cent ot tho crop's valxie lor IweK e months. "With thi> vigorous measure they propose to re-arrange the whole linancial system of the country, and in the tremendous task they de- mand the aid of those "who ask their votes. Tliis is the trying ordeal through which congressional aspirants be put. It is the most radical change attempted iu our eminent for decades, and if actually put in operation it would astonish the world. Great changes in political economy come fromtlie people, and noone can tell what a vear may bring forth. President Livingston Opens the Campaign. Preiideiit Livingston unlirabered last night tvhcn lie asked about the report that the alliance would put out a ticket against the democratic ticket for erngress. "It there is .my such movement among the farmer, of Georgia, I am entirely ignorant of he, "and mj relations with my people are sneh thiit I would know if there Tvas such "There has been a good1 deal said in Georgia anfl outside of Georgia about three parties, but it has been confined to individuals and isolated cases. I hai e seen tno or tliroo letters to Mr. n (edltorof tbe Alliance Farmer) from the northwest, and I have had but one directly or indirectly 011 that question. It was from the secretary nf the Banks county alliance, saying some man hail proposed that their people in the ninth district get together and organize a third party I discouraged it roundly, saying in my reply that the democratic and republi- can parties we well established in the country, their policy was pretty 11 ell understood and the of citi7ens would ally themselves with one or the other; that it was well nigh impossible to concentrate between these two parties anything with life and power, and I did not think there was any necessity for get- ting up a third party, or what has been desig- nated as an alliance ticket. Getting Down to Boslnena. "But I do want to say this, and I will say It publicly or ately Our people hauejust interest enough in the politics of this country to inform themselvo.1. and when informed they ought to go to the primaries and cast their otes for those men who who will do the fc best for the whole people not for any partic- l wlar class. I don't lieliere we ought to elect P to the legislature to crush the railroads or tho manufacturing interest, or any other in- terest. We want men who will represent the people, and I think they can be selected through the parties that now exist. "When tho nominating time comes in the tall, all those gentlemen who stand for ro-elecrion, or rcuonuuation, which means election, they will be asked to tell the public how they stand on those ques- tions that effccf us, Jmd if they cnutiot answer cvjrecl.y I can't pledge my people to vote for them. I shall certainly advia doit." them not to "On what questions will you ask candidates to commit themselves. "First, the sab-treasury plan. I don't want tp say that the alliance people are wedded to that, but something of that kind will be de- that will give an effective currency tohandle the business of the country Without depressing prices or encouraging cor- monopolies. I am perfectly willing if MIM otlierPlan to increase the cur XS-will be better-provided the tt in favor o! the aub-treasury plan, andshall be until something tetter u presented. I am going to state on it, and when I gee through, I think I can say, our people will not vote for any man I net in cotton, wheat, or if the sub- treasury system, as we present it to congress, were adopted We think so far the simple reason that wo pttt the producer in such a posi- tion that his products are not forced on the market, or made to sell his produce ata given day. The producer gets twelve months to sell. A Currency Based on "The sub-treasury plan proposes, briefly, that the government take the fanners staple crops into its warehouses and issue him nego- tiable certificates to eighty per cent of the value of his products. With no charges but the hare expense of storage and insurance the crop is kept there a year. In that time the farmer sells it month by month, simply letting the supply keep iip with, the demand. This will regulate prices and prevent comers. It will break up all this speculation which is en- couraged by the present system. "In the full and winter when the farmer has to soil, money it scarce and corn and wheat are low. In the spring and summer, when lie has to buy, money is cheap and that makes pro- isious high. The present currency of inflex- ible volume forces the (armos to sell cheap and at Inch prices. By the sub-treasury plan the currency would be expamled as the crop comes in, and retired as the crop is marketed. Thus, there would be in all the seasons just sncli a volume of currency us the- buMiiess demands, with no surplus to encourage speculation. "Another tiling. The price would be fixed month hy month in accordance with sup- lily and demand. Cotton statistics are at kest an approximation. The estimates may iniss hundred thousand bales, and a hun- diptt thousand in the supply may make a dif- of a cent in the price of cotton. When the is marketed or stored the actual num- ber bales will bo known and the price will heroine steady. "f helieve a plan of this kind will relieve the fanner a thousand times more than a rcforni.uUm the tariff or any other tiling of tint kiiid. Believing that with our whole soul, our peoplti will say to Mr. Clements or Mr. Stewart or Mr. anybody else, 'will you TOte for such a currency as wo present system the money kings our financial masters. 'This will make the government ruler in money matters. Jay Gould has 110 interest in my physical or moral wcl 1-being. He does not care whether my children are educated or grow up tube heathens. But tho government wants me strung of body so I can right for it if neces- sary, and wants me moral and intelligent so that I w ill be a useful and a burden bearing citizen, able to pay my part of the tax. "Some may si1 y tho farmer is asking too much, but lie is only asking what the govern- ment gives to the whinky men. They get more. Whisky is worth a gallon the min- ute it is put in a bonded warehouse, bccouse the age gives it value by anticipation. That whisky was only worth fifty cents a gal Ion by fore. "The farmer is only asking an extension of the favor already granted to tho national banks. They deposit bonds in vaults, which stand in place of bonded warehouses, and they get ninety per cent of the face value at one per cent peramimii, meantime collecting interest on the bonds, and paying nothing for storage, tax or insurance. We only ask the govern- ment to advance eighty per cent of the value of products, and we pay the storage and insur- ance. "I have no doubt this question will be pro- pounded in every district: 'How are you poor fellows going to got any money from the gov- ernment when they do make plenty of The advance is made direct from the govern- ment to the producer, This system will en- courage the production of the necessities of life, for when a man knows what be raises will sell for its value uninfluenced by specula- tion, he will plant heavily. It will stimulate agriculture world without end. "This plan applies to agricultural products, pig iron or any staple product the principle now applied fo silver under the scheme devised hy Alexander Stephens. The government, is- sues money called silver certificates, based on er coin or bullion; also certificates based on gold coin or bullion. Silver and gold bullion have fluctuated widely. Some will say the fluctuations of products of the farm will be an obstacle. We answer, bullion has fluctuated also. Under this plan, however, fluctuations would be reduced to a minimum. It would have the same effect on agricultural product that rcmoiiitization bad on it will solidify and steady its value. Fluctuation as a cause will be re- moved, and prices will be left to adjust them- selves firmly to the cost or abundance of the crops, and other legitimate factors in the cost of the article. farmer, aa it now is, must pay the re- tailers profit, the wholesalers profit, the Geor- gia hankers profit, and the toll the New York bank makes off those in Georgia. With the other the money goes direct to the producer, and he gets his purchases at the lowest margin of profit. ''Another question on which we will ask candidates for nomination'to commit them- selves, is that of railroad regulation. Thegrea difficulty is in discriminating iu favor of ter- minal points against the villages and rural districts. To illustrate, a carload of Carolina phosphates is dropped out of a train for me Covington, and the freight is94.30. The train goes to Atlanta and drops off several cars for George W. Scott Co, at aton. It goes on to Montgomery aud drops several cars at a ton, and carries the res all the way out to Meridian, Mis- sissippi for If we want to start an oil mill and fertilizer factory at Covington this difference of ninety cents in favor of At- lanta is hard enough to overcome, but that i not all. We must stand another ninety cents on the fertilizer we ship out. So we are me with tho obstacle of 81-80 a ton. This no only discourages the building up of industri in our small towns, but depresses our rural dis- tricts by killing their home markets. "We think the remedy is to be found princr pally through the Inter-state commerce law It mast be so amended that the charge will be by wheelage. That is the gist of the resolu THE SEWER BONDS. With Which the Main Sewers Are to be Extended. THE ELECTION ON SATURDAY And the People Are Urged to Come arid Vote. THE RESULT VERY DOUBTFUL eHBuId say he favored the principle, but could 0n> iua better bill, we would say all right go ahead. -e "We believe, whether ire are right or the alliance stands ready to chanee when convinced of an error-we believe the present currency is the nursery all these corners trusts and combines. We be- a Tould be JmjosalWs to put t cor. tion we passed on tbe subject at St. Louis. I this does not give relief then are fox gov eminent control of railroads. "Without some relief of this kind, it will be an uphill business for us to build up ran districts and the country schools. Men o; wealth move to the city, where the discrim: nation places the advantages, and with them they take their children and their money There is less and less remaining to support th schools or develop the farms. "We decided to waive all minor considera- Uons, and concentrate our whole strength o these two measures. With the first we think tbe will follow of themselves, for with s currency system expanded to mee the necessity of the harvest, the fanners wi Boon be able to build all the railroads we need if it should become To Speak at Vorsyth. Colonel Livingston leaves this morning at t o'clock tor Forsyth, where he well address by invitation a large mass meeting of alliance- iut the Board of Health and the Sewer Committee at Work. The sewer bonds election next Saturday was ully discusesd yesterday throughout the city. The board of health and sanitary and sewer ommittee of the general council are extreme- anxious to secure the election, and the gen- emen composing these bodies are working ard. They are thoroughly conversant ith the sewer system of At- anta and assert most emphatically -that le contemplated extension of tbe sewers is bsolutely essential to the health and safety of he city. Tho work cannot be done unless the bonds re voted by the people Saturday, Tho people, however, appear not to have iven the question the study it should have ,d many do not know whether the bonds are ially necessary. For their information the phere of oar In these rough and Jagged structures it is impossible to prevent or to counteract this process of decomposition and of putrid "The people should, you think, vote for the "It seems to me that it will be a great mis- take for the city (o reject the opportunity to protect itself by refusing to issue the re- quisite bonds. Increase of water supply will be of no >toul unless a corresponding increase Of sewer facilities are provided. The trunk sewers are indispensable. Lateral sewers can- not properly discharge into uatoral drains or open branches. If, then, by an extra effort, tbe trunk sewers should be renovated and built, tlte regular sewer appropriations can be expended for the comparatively inexpensive laterals, and thus rapid relief from the evils under which we now labor irill be obtained. "It is an error to attribute the prosperity of the city to her financial policy, or to her financial status solely. No doubt these are factors of no mean, importance, bnt the truth isr it Is our incom- parable climate, and our sanitary advantages and attractions which stand easily first as tbe cause of our marvelous growth and material development. "The sacrifice or the neglect these vast natural escape the expenditure of a few dollars might be penny wise, but cer- tainly pound foolish. It would afford a prac- tical example of bartering a glorious birthright for a mess of potage." Hon. Jacob Haas. Hon. Jacob Hass is generally credited with knowing more about Atlanta's sewer system than any other man in the city. He certainly is eminently well informed on that subject. As chairman of tbe sewer committee of the council, he has thoroughly studied the sewer question. Yesterday he was asked to explain why he is so stronjriy in favor of issuing the sewer bonds, iu opposition to the arguments of Judge Hillyer. "Judge Hillyer said Mr. Haas, "that the people are entitled to know the full facts about the sewers. I agree with him in that, cntlcmen most'conversant with the situation jUhoagb. I differ with him as to the facts and T roneat that lift lias not fuilv informed him- were interviewed by CONSTITUTION reporters esterday- Mayor Glenn Refuses to Talk. Mayor Glenn, who is thoroughly posted in very department of the city government was asked; What do you think of the necessity of the I do uot care to be interviewed upon the he answered. "But the people are anxious to hear from "I won't be interviewed tonight. I don't hink it a wise policy. I want to see the water 'orks bonds carried, you know." The mayor could not be induced to talk about the sewer bonds, Cfty Engineer Clayton. Captain Clayton, city engineer, knows the ine of every sewer in the city, and under his iirectionsmost of them have been built. In reply to a question, he said: "The trunk sewers ought, by all means, be extended, and the sooner we do it, the better or us." "How many aro "Five, The Connolly street sewer, the Loyd itreet sewer, the Butler street sewer, theOnne itreefc sewer and tbe mineral springs sewer. These should all be carried beyond the new city limits. Some of them stop right in the city, and residents in that locality are not at all safe." What will it cost to extend A half million dollars. It will take close to to put them outside the city." How many can the of bonds carry "It can carry two of them outside the limits. But the idea is to spend the money on all of them, and push them just as far as we can go. They are bad as they are." 'And are they apt to cause 'They may, but the board of health can tell you about that better than I. Sewerage matter may collect in those old gutters, because we haven't enough water to carry it off. More water would remedy the situation, but not cure it." Dr. Batrd, of the Health Board. 'The board of said Dr. Baird in respoiice to a question, "has for years past urged the necessity for rebuilding some of the main or trunk sewers and of extending them, as rapidly as possible, beyond the limits of the city. The great sanitary importance of this work has been fully recognized by the board, and our reccommendations have been duly ap- preciated by the city council, which has only been prevented from doing the work for lack of money, as the scant sewer appropriations, made from year to year, have been absorbed in providing the less costly lateral sewers to meet the pressing demands of long neglected or rapidly developing residence sec- tions of the city." 'And you 'In my opinion the thorough over-hauling, reconstruction and extension of these main sewers is tbe most pressing sanitary require- ment now before the public. This opinion is earnestly indorsed by Mr. Rudolph Herring, the distinguished sanitary engineer, who has made a thorough survey of tho situation, is perfectly familiar with our condition and who has about completed the plans for general system of sewerage for the city. I have had frequent and full consultations with him, covering a period of two years, and am well acquainted with his views on this "The construction of these main continued the doctor, "is not for luxury or for ornament. If that was all, I should advise against the issue of bonds, and advocate the postponement of the work to a future time; but I regard this work as a pressing, serioui sanitary necessity, that canuot be delayed without great risks, and the certainty of grave consequences. The people ought to understand tbe facts. They ought to know that there is not a sewer within this city that goes beyond or even to the cor- porate limits. They ought to know that al the sewage of the city has its out-fall within a radius of a mile and a half of the union pas- senger depot, most of it within one mile and some of it within three blocks of that center They ought to know that some of these old through ooartesy, are nothing more than rough, loosely-built, flat bottomed rock drains, which were never designed to convey anything than storm water. They ought to know that some of these so-called sewers are only under-ground cess-pools, breathing out con- stantly disgusting and poisonous efiltsvii which befools the air of our streets, and men- aces, if it does aot forely poison, the repeat that he has not fully informed him- >lf upon the question he argues. "He speaks of a sanitary sewer which be- gins at DeGive's opera house and runs down o the Kimball house, the carshed and on be- 'een Pryor and Loyd streets, down the val- ey ot B unniiig' s, or Li ttle branch, clear jeyond Capitol avenue, at or near the ity limits. All the closets connect with it, aud tthe gsewage of the entire watershed is off by that sewer. Now, I say, Judge lillyer is mistaken. He calls it "a sanitary ewer." Let us see what the board of health ays about it. In their report to the council or the year 1888 tliey use the following lan- guage concerning it: "The remainder of this sewer, from Fair street o its commencement at the union passenger de- tot, remains the same abominable nuisance which t has been for years, and which it will continue to be until it is abolished. In the judgment of this board, tbe most pressing- sanitary demand now resting upon the city is the substitution of this disgusting cesspool by a mod- rn sewer running from the Kiinball house, along LUbauia street to Loyd street, thence to Fair street. 'The truth is nothing more than a rock culvert built ot loose rock, without cement, and it was constructed by the different owners of the property through which It passes for the purpose of carrying off the storm water, and lid uot cost the city anything. This is a pat- tern of Judge Hillyer's so-called sanitary sewers. The same applies to others to a per- apsless degree." "But can we afford to go in lie w asked. "The financial policy of Atlanta has been wise one, but the growth of the city must not be attributed to that cause alone. If we have ,n the past escaped epidemics, is that any rea- son why we should defy nature's laws and not make use of these branches by covering them over and assist to carry off the sewerage, from the densely populated part of the city. The regular sewer appropriations supple- mented by the one hundred thousand dollars of sewer bonds which we ask for will extend all the trunk sewers from the thickly settled part of the city to a point where the danger of disgusting odors arising from them will not be so great as now." "But can't we build as we "It is absolutely necessary that these trunk sewers should be built more rapidly than here- tofore. The population is increasing at tbe rate of from to a year, entire new sections of the city are being developed, and the demand for sanitary sewers and house eon nection becomes imperative. You cannot con- tinue to lay these and empty the sewage into the open branches and endanger tbe lives oJ that portion of the community who live al or near them. Atlanta is forging ahead as a manufacturing center; a large proportion of our population being employed in these factories and also mechanics and laboring peo- ple who own a humble home along these sewer branches, and a small outlay will protect them against sickness or something worse. They cannot leave the city during the hot summer months and escape the offensive odors arising from the open sewers, and I have no hesitancy in saying if the extension of the trunk sewers involved a greater expenditure than the city council proposes, I would favor it. Thecitj looses nothing by making lands (that give Judge Hillyer so much trouble) more valuable. If their, value increases so enormously as claimed by the judge, the citj will get the benefit of the increased mentg." "The city government does not proposes to pay the entire cost of these trunk sewers. The abutting property has to bear its share, and it makes no difference to the far as the ultimate coat of these concerned, whether they are built "or through a series of yean. The regular appropriation for sewers, supplemented by the issue of the bonds, is intended only to pay the city's proportion, and does not relieve the owners of the property of their part." "Do yon think we can afford "As to the finances, never before in the his- tory of Atlanta have we been on better financial basis. It is childish and nonsense to assert that we would endanger credit of the city by issuing one hundred thousand bonds for this purpose. "In proportion to assessed values and to population our debt is less than that of i other city in the southern states, and the issue of water and tbe sewer bonds does not affect our credit at home or abroad any more than when we sold our gas stock." "From observation do yon believe the sower bonds will be "The people will make no mistake if they vote fox either the sewer and the water bonds. There is no politics in this. Judge HUJye seems to be afraid of the politicians, yet he favors the water bonds and opposes the sewer bonds. The same politicians that win sell the former will also dispose of tbe hitler they are voted by the people, and the same of alleged politicians will see that tbe is judiciously expended." A BAND OF BURNERS Betrayed By One of Its Meabers. TWENTY-SEVEN MOONSHINERS Vho Swore to Revenge Them- selves on. Informers. THREE HOUSES WERE BURNED And Now Some of Those Sus- pected Languish in Jail Yesterday morning a most startling story was brought to Atlanta from Pickena county. The story is of a moonshine mntl of bold spirits bound together by solemn ath for the protection of its members, and the punishment of informers. It come? in part hrough the United States marshal's office, and in part lips of the daring deputies who have ferreted out the gang and brought naany of its members to justice. The honest man's friend and is he title of tho moonshine organization, and on its roll are twenty-seven sworn members It has been in existaiice about a year, and already a number of crimes are charged to its account, the latest the burning of three houses within the past two months. The burning of a government distillery is also charged to this laud. Breaking Up the Gang. The prime abject of the organization is the driving out of the county all who are supposed to have been guilty of the offense of giving information to the revenue officers and also for the lurpose of intimidating witnesses. For some months past the revenue officers iave suspected the existence of the clan, or a moonshine brotherhood of some sort. Active measures, however, were not directed to the ferreting out of the members and their strength until last December, when the reve- nue officers and county officers combined to bring the offenders to justice and effectually break up their organization, which was sup- posed to exist. The ring-leader and eleven of his associates are now in jail charged with arson aud con- spiracy, and the names ot all the other ins- pected members are in the possession of the officers. Two of the members of the clan have turned states evidence, appearing before the United States district court yesterday morning, when the whole history and workings of the organi- zation were confessed. Burning Three nooses. The immediate cause of the extraordinary efforts of the officers to break up the gang was the burning of three houses in Pickens county recently. These houses were owned and oc- cupied by men who were accused of being in- formers against the moonshiners, and who had been witnesses in Atlanta against the breakers of the revenue laws. The burning of these houses, which came near resulting in the loss of several lives, aroused public feeling against the perpetra- tors of the outrage that the whole country was active in crying out against such outrages. Since last November, when the first house was fired, the people of Pickeus have been in a state of great excitement. This Was inten- sified a short time ago, when it was rumored that there was such an organization as is now confirmed by recent developments. Saturated With Kerosene. The first bold outrage of the organization was committed on the night of November 12th last- That night the home of Mr. John Aiken waa burned to the ground. Fortunately there was no one in the house that night. Mr. Aiken lives a few miles from Jasper, and his family was visiting in that town when the building was fired. Nobody saw the torch applied, but evidence was ample that the fire had been the work of Incendiaries. A straw tick had been taken from one of the beds, and after being ripped open, saturated with kerosene oil and the match applied. Mr. Aiken had been warned by the moon- shinexs to leave the county for giving informa- tion to the revenue officers. Though there was no clew to the incendia- ries, suspicion fell upon several moonshiners who had suffered the penalty of the taw for their work, and were consequently feeling anything but kindly toward any who should happen to have been witnesses or informers. Enough evidence to indict could not be secured against any of the suspected men, but the officers kept their on them, awaiting developments, Another Witness Harmed Mr. W. M. Ledford has acted aa a witnew in several cases against the moonshiners erf Pick- ens county. He was on their black list. Last May Mr. Ledford was watted upon by a party of masked moonshiners, and requested to quit the county. He did not see fit to heed the notice, but went on about his business, coming to Atlanta on December 3d, last, to testify in a moon- thine case. Mr. Ledford remained in Atlanta orer nigh t. While he was sleeping soundly at his hotel, the again paid bis borne a visit. This time they approached stealthily, pouring kerosene oil over the side of the boose, so it wonM burn easily. Then matches were applied, the sleeping family of the informer being at the same mo- ment warned of their danger. They escaped, but saved nothing of their fumiftsre or cloth- ing but what they snatched op they ran oat of the house. Third Scarcely two weeks later a third house was saturated with kerosene and burned. Mr. M. Steven was the victim this time. -At five children were asleep in the boose, but es caped with their lives, thongfi two of the chil- dren were considerably injured by smoke and bruises. Mr. Steven does business in Atlanta, was here the night his home was burnad. He was so incensed at the outrage that he at ice began active search to appre- hend the guilty ones. The community also so worked up by this time that the county officers, aided by the revenue officers, turned their whole energies toward the catching ot the criminals. Arrests Hade. The officiate were firm in the belief that the fires had been lighted by moonshiners. Accordingly they worked on that idea, finally unearthing an organization, the extent of which they at first had not the remotest "The Honest Man's Friend and Protector." Sheriff Johnson and Deputy Marshals Mana and Cape soon got on a trail, and in a few after the firing of Mr. S toner'a house, arrested James Colley and W. T. Champen. After preliminary trial these two men were released. Jack Landon, John Foster aud Jim ton were arrested on December 28th last. preliminary trial Landon and Foster were bound over and Wigginton released. Jack London and John Foster were a good haul for the officers. They were the ring lead- ers of the organization, and their capture was; in the nature of a. streak of luck. Without leaders, the other members of the order were at sea. They did uot know which way to turn. Their confusion was such thai within a very short time nine other assesta made by the revenue officers. These assests were not made without difficulty though, and in several instances shots were exchanged between the officers aad moonshiners. Released by the Moonahlnerg. On Thursday night, February 13th, the jail at Jasper, in Pickeus county, was broken open by a mob of masked men, and Jack LandoM and John Foster, the two moonshiners, re- leased. Jack Garrett and John Lively, two othet prisoners confined in the jail, were also turned Toose by the mob. At the time the jail was broken Johnson was absent, the first time, he says, ha had been away from the jail in six weeks tot more than an. hour at a time. No resistance was offered to tbe mob, and tlte prisoners were carried away with little trouble. Landon aad Foster were recaptured agala about two weeks afterward in Tennessee, by Deputy Marshals Mann and Cape, (rarrett was also taken and brought back to jail, but Lively has not yet been recaptured. The Pursuit. Early the morning following the escape ot the two moonshiners Sheriff Johnson organ- ized a posse and started in pursuit. In the afteraoon the sheriff 's party came sight of a body of moonshiners, some distance off, on the west of a small mountain, knowa as Laudous Fields. When tbe moonshiners saw the officers; they shouted a defiance at them, firing several shots in thoir midst. The fire was returned by the sheriff's party, and a small battle ensued. Sheriff Johnson got his men together, dis- mounting from their horses, and prepared ta take the moonshiners in by a little strat- agem. Daring the day two prisoners had been tared. These and the horses were put m charge of a guard, and the remainder ot party started on foot over the mountains. The moonshiners had scouts out to want them of the approach of the officers. One of these was a man by the name of Will He was stationed near the wagon road, along which it was expected the posse would comer the moonshiners not being aware of the dis- mounting of the officers. Before either party was aware of it, was almost surrounded by the sheriff and his meu. He was commanded to throw down his gun. But, instead of obeying, Whipple dodged behind a tree, and throwing his gun to his shoulder, took aim at one of tbe officers, But in an instant the reports of a half dozes rifles rang out, aud the moonshiner behind tree suddenly dropped his gnn on his arm and started on a run through the woods, leaving a trail of blood in his path. Twice he stumbled and fell from weakness, but the attention of posse being just then attracted to the main body of moonshiners at the crest of the hill, escaped, (Afterwards it was learned that Whipple bad been shot in the arm, thigh, shoulder aad. ieck, besides a bullet grazing his side. In seven bullets passed through his clothing. Beyond capturing the two mentioned, the sheriff and deputy did not succeed in making any further >n their raid. Later on, on the information of one of ths> moonshiners who agreed to give the whole rganixation away, twelve of the mooxuhineai ere captured and lodged in jail. The Men In Jail. Four of the men were placed" In the Plckenf county jail, where they now are, charged with arson. They were arrested and the nade previous to the developing of the piracy ot the moonshiners' organization. They are Harrison Jones, Thomas Thomas Fields and Eli Fields. Four others ate in Cobb county jail at Ma- rietta, Jack Lansdon, Jack Singly, Beaborm aitdftdon and John Forrest. Four others were brought to Atlanta and rfaoed in Fulton county jail yesterday ng. They are Dave Wheeler, Hamilton Ilichards, Patton Killer and George Coffer. Those in the Atlanta jail are charged with conspiracy in being members of tbe clan, the members of which axe bound by m most solemn oath to stand by each other in ilicir fight againtt the reveune laws and They are sworn to perjure themselves %t> get members oat of jail and to ran all infwmem out of the county, The Clan George Coffee and Fatten Miller are tbe moonshiners who gave the organization away to the officers. _______ .retold all they know of the clan, xom its organization down to tha burning of he three houses which was tbe prime cause off ta ultimate breaking op, and the arrest of thft) twelve men now in jail. The Honest Man's Friend and brotherhood, was organized about a year ago- some time last spring. to the time of discovery it had twentr- members, the name of every one of is now in possession of District Attor- ney Darnell. Some of these have already left [or parts unknown, but more arrests will made in a few days. la company with one of the informing moon- diiners Deputy Marshals Mann and Cape out to find the by-taws and Hst of meuben of tbe organization a few days ago. They went into tbe wildest pan of Pickeus comty, in a neighborhood notorious for blockade stills, vbere eigfat been captured in the last six months. iNEWSPAPERr iNEWSPAPERr

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