• M; WA
fUARY 28, 1905,
STEEP SUITS THE RACE
BIG OAMAGETO TRUCK.
The Country It In tA* T^hroet.of Qaltl
and Snoyjfr St<'
Philadelphia, Ja6- 21
which began In tbit city
ing country last night
day without any tlgn >
The snowtalV rwl
Inches and strict irff'l
crippled. / , ly !
A heavy wl'na la' $
and auburf,,• /•*
tlcally at i j.
Railro.yJ tru ‘ : ajl
through trains, t'
fered with to any «v
Repot ts froirf' Dels -
are to the effect *’
compared by a
It very da.hge’
gan to l
RETIRES FR°M Th£ CONTEST
FOR SENATE PRESIDENCY.
BLIZZARD CHILLS FLORIDA TO
THE SOUTH COAST.
Warning* of What Might Be Looked
tor Were Sent Otft, hut Planters
Not Able to Adopt Precautionary
Measures In’ All Caeee—Tempera-
i ture Below Freezing. v
' Jacksonville, Ha., Jan. 25.—Indies-
Jons are that the cold wave will do
vast damage to the vegetable crop In
y and surround-
l: continued tcR
of abating, j
littered ' eewj
'travel is baty
the Harmony and Welfare
irty Induce Him to Resign,
p Could Have Won—He
Bends for Promised Sup
ra. Jan. 25.—Hon. VVaUer B.
df : Taylor, senator from the
•third district, has issued an
pjfd;to the members of the new
announcing his withdrawal
te yaee foi the presidency of
ftfteed has beeu frequently men-
In the Osborne-Morris political
/and it is thought this politi-’
scussion has had something to
[lp*fr. Steed’s action. Mr '* -‘ J
Oft to the political letters In a dig-
tdffl way, and puts his withdrawal
9ft ground of desire to avoid any
gj£j£al dissensions in the party.
® ‘ Steed says lie has taken no
if in the newspaper controversy,
ijuse he thought what he Uad to
[^might be misconstrued, and be-
^Tlie did not consider it wise to
.Jib while he was a candidate. Now
frne has retired from the /ace. he
B 'at liberty to make a full stale
nt of his view of the case. Mr.
eel says in part:
In adopting this course ! , since rel
ieve I am voluntarily yielding the
tsidency of the next senate. I tye-
re a majority of the aenator8-el6ct
inow for me for their president
was almost bus-
l In Interest of Harmony.
[*he harmony and welfare ot the
tocratic party are more import: ■ L
i the elevation Of any indlvidv./l
fkM returned jrafet. Hilliard, Tla,,
pttfrwent ;,.l .Saturday n-« learn-
i his brotlwr’a death/ C. 0 Mc-
;hte brother, was found Satur-
*>'$ ^ W a\ first thought he
ifr*. .3&j‘ issKf % .hauUaL
ike coroner's Inquest, held Baturd&y,
It wva found that he had been
A club, found near his body,
used to kill him, but no clue as to
who committed the crlmo has been
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Chattanooga Disc Plows, Planet Jr. Cultivators, J!
Acme Pulverizing Harrows, Stalk Cutters, Dixie <►
Plows and Castings, Iron Foot Stocks, and Clipper
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KEEN KUTTER POCKET KNIVES AND SCISSORS
KEEN KUTTER EDGE TOOLS
VALDOSTA, GA., SATURDAY
WHOLE FAMILY KILLED.
EDISON UNDER THE KNIFE.
CONDITIONS IN RUSSIA.
MILITARY AUTHORITIES ARE IN
But the Government is Living Over
a Volcano, Says an Official— 1 The
Red Fliag Files in Finland—Funer
al of Those Who Were Shot Down
by the Soldiers.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 25.—3:20 p, m.
—Governor General Trepoff was in
supreme command of the city today.
Although a siege had not been ac
tually proclaimed, it practically ex
ists, the emperor having conferred
upon his governor general almost ab
solute power, authorizing him to use
the military and every other agency j a £°. but there was strong hope that
of the government to preserve peace,! il might be avoided,
and placing under his control the gov- ! 11 developed, howeve;
Inventor Has Operation for Mastoid
Abscess on His Ear.
New York, Jan. 25.—A critical sur
gical operation has been performed
on Thomas A. Edison at his home
.near Orange, N. J. Great secrecy was
maintained by the family in regard
to the affair, and few details could be
The operation was for a mastoid
abscesg behind the ear and very close
to the brain.
As is generally known, the invent
or has been deaf for many years, and
the affliction has been growing worse.
He has been suffering considerably for
about a week, and the matter of an
operation was broached several days
ernment works and schools, and even
empowering him to exile persons who
arc inimical to the peace. During
the night hundreds of arrests were
made. The only decision of the gov
ernment thus* far is to preserve or-
dei*sr all costs.
“The government is living over a
volcano and can do nothing else,”
said a high official this morning. “Ev
ery other consideration must give way
to the question of public order.”
Red Flag In Finland.
Private advices from all the big
cities .and towns in Russia indicate
that there is excltemer t everywhere.
The red flag demonstration at Hel
singfors, Finland, last night was dis
quieting, but there is no evidence as
. yet of a general movement. The ap
pointment of Senator Linder as sec
retary of state for Finland just at
this time is considered to be an un
fortunate blunder, and is likely to
brove exceedingly distasteful to the
Mr. Edison was better in many par
ticulars, the growth was not yielding
to treatment, and the conclusion was
reached that the operation would have
to be performed at once. It was be-
FLORIDA COMMUNITY SHAKEN
BY HORRIBLE CRIME.
The Statesboro Killing Is Repeated
at Wauchula, In De Soto County-
Parents and Five * Children Mur
dered and Then the House Was
Burned to Hide the Crime.
Tampa, Fla., Jan. 27.—The little
farming community of Wauchula, in
De Soto county, was plunged into ex
citement this morning by the discov
ery of a crime equaling in horror the
Statesboro, Ga., tragedy of last year.
The home of John Kirby, a farmer,
who moved here last October from
Blount county, Ala., was found in
ashes, and in the smouldering ruins
were found the bodies of Kirby, his
wife and four children, ranging in age
from a boy of 12 to an infant of 1
year. The whole neighborhood soon
reached the scene, and an investiga
tion was made which resulted in the
inevitable conclusion that the entire
gun late last night and was not fin-1 family had been murdered and a torch
ished until an early hour this morn
ing, having occupied more than two
Mr. Edison, who is 67 years old, re
mained up and about until a few
hours before the operation.
Finn himself, Senator
der Is <
No Great Damage Done Nor Serious
Hurt Sustained by Any.
Augusta, Ga., Jan. 25.—The Atlantic
Coast Line’s new Florida flyer was
wrecked near the city limits last
night. The heavy tourist train was
struck by, some freight cars using an
intersecting track, turning one coach
over, but doing only minor damage
to the passenger coaches, i
The conductor and two negro pas
sengers In th#,, baggage car did not
■hmumiilmi orwj— <<v
applied to the dwelling.
The skulls of each of the victims,
except Mrs. Kirby, had been crushed
in by some heavy weapon, and each,
with tho exception of the woman, had
evidently been murdered as they
A hammer was the only weapon
found in the ruins which' could have
inflicted the wounds. . j
The house was located in the out
skirts of the town and the nearest
neighbor was a quarter bf a mile dis
The coroner's Jury was immediate
ly empaneled, with E. B. Carlton as
foreman, and after making an exazni-
nation of the premises, rendered a- $ a “4 while i had
verdict thatJfhe family came to their
death “by fire or s<^me means, u* '
me provinces. « t .. ?
.Troops are matching through the
streets of Riga and Reval, but the
eyes of all Russia are on Moscow.
The appearance of St. Petersburg
is more normal, but no more men
have returned to work.
Funerals of Victims.
The funerals of many victims of
Sunday’s tragedy were held this
morning. Pitiful sights were wit
In several cases a man and wife
carried between them a wooden box
containing a child which had been
Some of the coffins were borne on
common carters’ sleighs, the mourn
ers following on foot, according to
the Russian custom. It was noticea
ble that in many cases the usual priest
and ikon were missing.
In Volkoff cemetery beyond the
Narva gates, IG7 bodies were lowered
to their last resting places.
Of course the cashier depends on
his ear to tell when the cash rings
This was the second trip of the
train, which connects'Augusta with
the Florida resorts.
Encounter Between Constable and Ne
gro In Coffee County.
Douglas, Ga., Jan. 25.—Constable
John H. Moore, one of the most fear
less and efficient officers in Coffee
county, was shot and killed by Tobe
Simmons, colored, last night.
Moore was endeavoring to arrest
the negro as a road defaulter, when
the negro drew his revolver. Moore
at once fired, shooting him through
the heart. After receiving his death
wound, the negro fired three shots at
the officer. One struck Moore in the
forehead, blowing out his brains. Both
men died Immediately. Moore leaves
a wife and four children.
. 1i*d any mdfcrty in tne nouse wmen
could have inspired the robbery, f 1 * ™ early part of last
The general theory is that a party * ^ ' *
of negroes committed the crime, al
though no traces of the perpetrators
can be found. Some believe other
members of the family were murdered
in bed by being knocked in the head,
and Mrs. Kirby, who was a comely
woman of thirty, was outraged and
then killed by some other means.
Thorough search of the neighboring
country and investigation among ne
groes is being made.
Jack Frost doesn’t want
meal. He prefers a cold bite.
Yield of Corn Per Acre.
A bulletin issued by the United
States Department of Agriculture
gives the average yield of corn per
acre in the United States for 1904 as
26.7 bushels, compared with 25.5 bush
els last year. The average for the
past ten years was 24.2 bushels. The
average yield of the potato crop per
aerfe was 100.4 bushels In 1904 and
84.7 bushels iu 1903. The average for
the past ten years was 81 bushels.
The average yield of hay was 1.52
tons in 1904, 1.54 tons in 1903 and
the ten-year average was 1.35 tons.
ambition to be presid<
frt senate, yet this ambil
ltd to the best interesi
rod welfare Of the
early part of last yiV,
lag i received many Assurances oP sup-
after the state primary, I an
nounced my candidacy for the presi
dency of the senate. Having served
several years in the general assembly
I-had laudable ambition to be the
presiding officer of that body to which
I had been elected without opposi
“To those who have so loyally and
generously promised me their support
for the presidency of the senate, I
shall ever feel as profoundly grate
ful as if I had actually received their
It is believed here among the pol
iticians that the retirement of Mr.
Steed strengthens the chances of Col.
W, S. West for the presidency of the
senate many fold.
tho central portion of the peninsula,
and as t*r south as Miami.
There are - several thotwand acres
of pineapples ready to blossom, and
tho acreage of tomatoes, Jettnce and
beans is larger tbah heretofore. If a
temperature of less than 32/s reach
ed the entire crop of these will bo
wiped out, and cannot bo replanted
in time to do moro than compete with
Texas, Mississippi and Georgia.
At 1 o’clock today lee was forming
In shaded places in Jacksonville. ‘“’At,
G o’clock thermometers along Bay
street registered 28 to 3D ^degrees and
water thrown on tho pavements was
quickly frozen. „ -
There has been a high wind from
the northwest all day, and facing It
has been extremely disagreeable.
Tonight the police station is filled
with tramps who ha,ve baen hanging
around thedtyand sleeping-out doors. .
They voluntarily applied for sleeping
quarters^ ' - - ’ / *
No reports have yet been received
from the lower East Coast as to the ,
temperature since dark. ’
Nearly all of tho orange grove own
ers wero warned today, by the weath
er bureau in ample time, and have
gof all of their fruit off the trees.
EHrefr will be* built In and around the
groves in hope or projecting them, but
If tho temporaturo goes to 15 degrees
there 1* little bopo of the trees not
lied to the ground.
^nerssfeaseln TampSM J 36.
only four a&rees obojre' inc lroca-
ing point, while at Jnplter U Is «.
The northern border of tho orange
boit Is nearly 100 miles south of Jock-
Bonvllle, and it extends from that
point over 200 mllea farther oouth.
A, H. DUKES,
GML FLU, FEED SUPPLIES.
House of Jake Moore Burned at Rome.
Rome, Ga., Jan. 25.—A house own
ed by J. C. Moore was burned yes
terday. The loss is about $1,000. Fif
ty-six cartridges which were in the
house exploded, causing much excite
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