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The Macon Daily Telegraph
WEATHER FORECA8T FOR GEORGIA! FAIR TUESDAY, COLDER IN EXTREME NORTH PORTION! WEDNESDAY FAIR AND COLDER IN NORTH AND CENTRAL PORTIONS) LIGHT TO FRESH SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WIND&
ESTABLISHED IN 1826.
MACON, GA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1, 1908
DAILY, 17.00 A YEAR.
Startling Testimony Is Of
fered By Hiss Linton,
AS MAN WHO ABDUCTED HER
Strange Thomaavllle Case Comes to Trial
In the Superior Court of Thomas Coun-
ty, Judge Roan Presiding—Miss Lin* *
ton’s Story On Witness Stand la Not
Yet Compteto-;A Citizen, Expressing
Opinion of Many, 8ums Up the Case
Thus: “If You Know Mitchell You
Don’t Believe Him Guilty; If You Hear
the Evidence You Believe He It, And
There You Are.”
TIIOMASVILLE. Oa.. Nov. 30.—The
trial of W. H. Mitchell, of Thomaavllle.
the charge of attempted felonious
<Jiti tua lined by reason of hla relation to
and Snodgrass, of Thomaavllle, and Reu
ben Arnold, of Atlanta.
Tho jury was secured by noon after the
state had exhausted Us strikes.
Miss Linton Takes Stand.
At 2 o’clock Miss Linton went upon
the stand and remained.there until after
dark, telling her story of the abduction.
She went into, the minutest details and
said that she recognised W. H. Mitchell
her abductor. She also identified a
well aa tin
dress which was found In the well aa the
one that her abductor wore when dis
guised as a woman.
Had Seen Dress Before.
She said that she had seen Mrs. Mitch
ell wear the same dress. Her statement
dealt very largely with the plans of the
abductor. of the telegram which ahe t-e*
celved from Moultrie alleged to be from
her brother-in-law and the note which
was later brought by the disguised per*
son telling of the runaway scrape and of
her brother-ln-law’e injury and sum
moning her to him.
Many Ladles In Court.
Mr. Green, of Athens, the brother-in-
law, is In court and assisting with the
evidence. Mr. Mitchell’s family have
been • In the court with him during the
day and many ladies attended the trial
today, the court room being packed.
Miss Linton will go on the stand again
Jn the morning.
Mitchell seems to be confident of
acquittal, while the state’s attorneys dei-
Clare that they will put up evidence to
convict him beyond a doubt The cdse
Is attracting attention throughout this
f section.. ...
A citizen expressed the feeling of many/
people today when he said: “If you
know Mitchell you do not b«lleve he Is
guilty. If you near the evidence you be
lieve he le. and there you are.”
The state, it Is said, will Introduce
forty or fifty witnesses, while the defense
has many ofiiers to hear from.
Mrs. Sarah C. Smith Dies at
Grady Hospital of This
by eating Improperly cured corn or bread
from relatives In Texas.
Pure Food Officials Meet.
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 30.—About thirty
S ure food officials, representing nearly a
oxen states, met In conference at the
state capttol today, the purpose of the
meeting being to urge the adoption of
uniform pure food and fertilizer laws
through the south.
The meeting was presided over by Dr.
C. D. Harris. The visitors were wel-
uu., iiOV, JU.—uOV, Smlin
today appointed B. E. Thrasher solicitor
of the county court of Oconee, succeeding
Robert Ashford, resigned, for the unex
pired term ending In January. 1111.
W. O. McGowan was appointed mayor
of St. Marys, to succeed E. P. Rose, who
wee recently appointed judge of the newly
. created court of 8t. Marys. Practically
all of the officials of St. Marys are named
by the governor, under a law passed to
circumvent the negro- vote, Which Is In
A. B. Spence has been appointed so
licitor of the city court of Waycross,
succeeding John C. McDonald, resigned,
for the unexplred term ending January
Application for Pardon.
ATLANTA. Oa.. Nov. 30.—Application
for executive clemency has been made
to the prison commission and the gover
nor on behalf of George Joiner, a negro,
under sentence to be nanged for murder
In Emanuel county on Friday of this
The plea for the condemned man Is
made by the sheriff, who atatee that
the negro Is not of sound mind and that
there la doubt In the minds of many
•* to hie guilt.
i The petition, which was signed by sev-
dred persons, eets forth that Joiner Is
a mental weakling, though a physical
giant: that he was convicted-on a confes
sion which was In part forced from him,
snd that later developments tend to show
that his. present assertion of Innocence
may be true.
lie was convicted of killing hla wife.
ATTORNEY PUSHES CASE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.—Attorney
W. F. Stevenson today presented a
motion in » the supreme court of the
United States for the advancement on
the docket of the .case of the State
dispensary cotnmJaeion of South Caro,
line r*. the state of South Carolina,
involving the disposition of the dis
pensary fund nT *100,000 held hr the
The motion was taker, under advl.e.
Defines Challenge to Be Pres-
• ent to Hear the Alleged
ATLANTA, Ga.. Nov. 30—Robert F.
Maddox today declined James G.
Woodward's challenge to meet him In
debate at the Lyceum theater tonight,
on the promise from Woodward that
If the challenge was accepted all af
fidavits reflecting on the character- of
hla opponent In his possession would
be read and submitted for personal in
spection. Mr. Maddox’s takes the po
sition that the Invitation to file the
charges and affidavits • with the clerk
of court was a fair one, and was made
in the sincere hope that he and his
friends would be able to force the Is
sue into circles where the truth of the
statements could be determined; and
that failure to accept it proves them
to be false or backed by unreliable
The statement was the leading event
of the campaign today. It is as fol
I offered to, give 1500 to the Asso
ciated Charities If Mr. Woodward
would place with the clerk of the su
perior court his alleged affidavits. As
every one knows, this Is a public of
fice. and a document when once filed
in that office is open to the inspection
of every member of the public from
early In the morning till late In the
evening. Any man, woman or child
has the right to go to that office and
Inspect anything which Is of file in it.
It Is the onlv office In the county in
which such documents can be filed so
that the public can at any time ex
The object, of course. In having
them filed In this office was. first, to
give them to the public In the fullest
and freest sense possible.
The second purpose was to make sure
person could be convicted
without the physical presence
affidavits before the Jury.
Mr. Woodward could, with lr
read his alleged affidavits before
dience tonight, and then give Immunity
from legal prosecution to the people who
made them by simply destroying the pa-
What I have attempted to do waa to
it fairly and honestly before the public
these alleged papers at the first possible
noment, so that complete refutation
light be made to the public, and the
akers of the affidavits justly pi * *
He has declined the propoeltlc
John D. Archbold Says in 1906
63 Per Cent Was Sold
EXPORTED BY STANDARD
Line of thb .Vice President’s Testimony
With Regard to Immense Forelon Trade
Indicates That One of the Lines of De*
fenso of the Standard la That the Pres-
"ent Combination Makes It Possible to
Obtain This Foreign Trade Which, the
Company Will Endeavor to Show,
Brings « Trader Balance In Favor of the
United States—Gives Reasons for For*
Matlon of the Oil Trust
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.—The develop
ment of trade of the Standard Oil Com
pany in foreign fields as a subject uf
evidence In the government’s suit to
dissolve the oil combination, gave John
D. Archbold, vice president of the Stand
ard, an opportunity 'as a witness today
to spread upon the records some interest
ing features of the Standard's business
In foreign countries. Of the total amount
of Illuminating oil refined by the Standard
, s mem oy simmv aestrovf- -
get fairly and honestly before the public
these alleged papers at the first possible
moment, so that complete refutation
might be made to the public, and the
makers of tho affidavits Justly punished.
He has declined the proposition, and,
In to doing, admits either that he has
no such affidavits, or that he knows the
people who made them are utterly un
worthy of belief. *gnff that the charges
contained in them aro absolutely false.
While pretending to' be willing to give
the Information to the public, he ho*
deliberately so shaped .the matter aa to
prevent me from demonstrating the fal
sity of the charges to the public prior to
the election. If ho gives It to the public
at all. It will bo deliberately , done In
such way a— ***
vent a <
I have no Idea whatever of dragging
the cause which I represent Into the mire
of tho old Star theater on Decatur street
tonight, or of engaging In Joint debate
with this man who is destitute of every
sense of private and public decency.
I have been a married man for fifteen
years. During that time there Is no act
of mine of which I am ashamed, or which
I am not willing that my wife should
know. • ROBT. F. MADDOX.
Both Sides Hard at Work.
Both sides were hard at work during
the morning preparing for their respect
ive mass meetings tonight, and their
final demonstrations, tomorrow. It Is on
the latter that the best energies of both
are being placed, as the result may hinge
upon tho showing made.
Maddox advocates say that the after
noon procession In the Interest of tholr
candidate will be the greatest ever seen
In Atlanta. Wagons and other vehicles
have been engaged snd the following of
**■ lldate Is urged to turn out i- * “
Business will be virtually
forts. r ..
pended while the demonstration la on.
Big Woodward Procession.
Mr. Woodward’s managers say that
their torchlight procession Tuesday night
will prove beyond doubt that the voters
are with him; and that their candidate
will win .beyond doubt. They state that
In severaxshops and other places where
workingmen have volunteered almost
unanimously for service in.the parade.
The betting opened more favorable to
Woodward this morning than It had been
for several days. Heretofore there has
been a great deal of money offered at
3 to 1 on Maddox, and It Is reported
that way. The Woodward folks are still
demanding odds. Many are predicting,
owing to tho perceptible improvement
In Woodward stock, that betting at even
money will prevail by Tuesday night.
Odd Feature of the Contest.
An odd feature of the present cam
paign la that It la the first heated con
test in which tho city has taken part
‘or several yehrs In Which the negro, has
lot tome In for a pretty large amount of
denunciation. In this contest there Is
S i “negro question,” as both sides are
iptng for the colored vote.
Each side Is afraid to “cusa” or -praise
-ie negro. Each Is afraid to go out
openly for the negro vote, for such would
for the colored vote.
‘s afraid to ”cosl „ r ._
Each Is afraid to go out
lfl* negro vote, for —■
Injure them with the whites.
It U probable that 1,200 or 1.500 negro
votes will be cast on Wednesday. The
registration Is nearly 2.000. It Is not Im
probable that the. negroes will consti
tute the deciding factor. If they vote
solidly either way they are almoet certain
to prove so to be.
Both Would Take Negro Vote.
It Is reported on good authority that
.jore or less effort Is being made by
both sides to capture thb doubtful
vote. The Maddox people are said to be
making the most determined efforts, go
ing to the extent, It Is state*! on reliable
authority, of forming a negro dub in the
fourth ward, where the bulk of them
live. Thb club contains about thirty
On the authority of a reputable white
. jpubltcan who la supporting Mr. Mad
dox. It b stated that no pains have been
republican who is supporting Mr. MadJ
dox. It b stated that no pains have heej
■pared to line up the negro leaders for
the Independent candidate. Through the
leaders they hope to poll the negro vote.i
This same republican declares, however,
that *0 per cent of the negroes who vote
effort to gain the support of the
but It to reported that they have quiet
tines out end have taken less open bat
more effective means of capturing them.
Money to Flow Freely.
Money to apt to be spent wiib a lib-
nlctpal campaign iws been an bribed for
mtm jbm— — _
statement that tl*MP*
tributed eu the first day of the cam
paign Tho figures are probably exsg-
Demit* the general air of poverty per
vading Mr. Woodward's batoxqoarters. it
of Its Illuminating oil.
The line of testimony with regard to
the immense foreign trade Indicates that
one of the defenses of the Standard Is
that the present’’Combination makes It
possible to obtain this foreign trade
which the company will endeavor to
show, brings a trade balance In favor of
the United States. This foreign busi
ness, Mr. Archbold said, was secured In
the face of the competition of 4po foreign
companies. He said that products of tho
Standard reach every part of the world,
and further declnred that It was the aim
of the company to rea£h direct every cus
tomer In the far east, aa was dono in
Testimony was givan by Mr. Archbold
that during the period of the Standard
Oil trust, the trustees poured millions
of the company’s earnings back into
the trust for tho construction of new
refineries and pipe lines.
Formation of tho Trust.
Mr. Archbold, In giving the reatom for
the formation of tho Standard Oil trust,
“It was done ns a simple and effective
form of holding the property. We wcrol
advised by counsel that neither the
Standard Oil Company of Ohio nor any
other corporation could effectually or
safely perhaps, hold the property which
was widespread In many states whoso
laws were restrictive of the rights of corf
poratlona. The trusteeship was augl
gested as a simple method of bringing
together the property and form a token
of ownership which would have a market
together the property and form
of ownership which would have ■■
value and enable the owners »to h&vol
■ore effective administration.' 1 ■
The witness raid that tho trustees of
me Standard Oil trust, after its organf
Izatlon. formed the Standard Oil Compa]
nles of New York and New Jersey ti.
hold properties which had previously
been ne!d y by Standard interests. Tho
witness said the Standard Companies of
New York and New Jersey were still the
companies as those formed In 1882. The
capital stock of the Btandard Oil Com
pany of New Jersey was f3.fi00.000 In
1882, but waa Increased In 1892 to $10,-
000000, and In 1898 to $110,000,000, 7 Of
which 310,000,000 was preferred.
400 Competing Companies.
There were 400 companies competing
with the Standard's for the world’s mar
ket. Mr. Archbold said, snd of these the
capita) of 253 companies was not known.
The total capitalization of 147 capitalized
foreign companies was $274„915,185.
Case Goec Over Till December 21.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30.—Attorney-
General Bonaparte today formally
'submitted to the supreme court of the
United States hi* petition for a writ
of certiorari to tho circuit court of
appeals for the seventh circuit, order
ing up for review the judgment of that
court reversing the rulings of Judgo
Landis in the rebate case against the
Btandard Oil Company In which the
company was fined 329,000,000.
Attorney J. 8. Miller made a re
quest for three weeks’ time In which
to file a reply brief, but the request
was opposed by the attorney-general,
who said that the government would
consent to only two Peeks’ time. The
court, however, granted tho request
fixing December 21 os the time bV
which the brlof must be submitted.
The effect of granting Mr. Miller’s
petition will be to postpone until
IN PISTOJ. DUEL
Young Huff Defends’His Sweet
heart's Name and Is
ATIIKNS. O... Nov. ThU ift.r-
noon, seven miles from Athens In .this
county, Rich Huff and Wilkes Hall, two
young white men, engaged In a. pistol
duel in the presence of about nine peo-
The fight <
I over a report said
JNO KNIGHT HELD
After Burning of School House
Track Hounds Trail Straight
HAWKINSVILLE. Ga.. Nov. SO.—Quite
a good deal of excitement was caused In
this vicinity this morning by the arrest
of John Knight, charged with the burn
ing of tho ochool house and church at
Dormlney Hill, a flourishing community
about ten miles southwest of the city.
The alleged crime has -*, long history.
Early in the spring, the "Boston,” one
of Hawklnsvllle's largest dry goods
stores, offered a nice piano os a prize,
After a long and hotly •fought contest,
Dormlney Hill was declared to l>e the
winner by a large majority. The com
munity was rejoicing over the success
and development of the school, when the
news came to them that the school house
had been destroyed by an Incendiary.
Tho new piano and fifty new desks were
destroyed In the fire. Mr. Knight. It Is
said, was very hostile to the echool and
refused to patronize it.' Suspicion at
once fell on him.
large posse, headed by Sheriff Rogers,
and carrying a number of the finest dogs
obtainable, rushed .to the scene of the
crime. In automobiles The dogs, being
put on tho track, went Immediately to
the residence of Mr. Knight. He was
consequently arrested, and lodged In the
No insurance was carried.
HAWKIN8VILLE. Ga, v Nov. 10.—The
country below hero Is astir over the
burning of Dormlney Hill school house,
ten miles south of Hawklnsvllte. and the
sensational arrest cf John T. Knight,
now in Jail here charged with the crime.
9 ulck work was. done by the officers.
he building wan burned early this morn
ing. Parties came here, im* in, a It-
mile trip in automobiles for track hounds,
got Sheriff Rogers and other officers, pro
ceeded to the scene, turned loose the
dogs, which struck a trail through tho
woods, going to the home of Mr. Knight
in the neighborhood, and the officers
say tho dogs went direct to Mr. Knight.
By 10:30 o’clock the* .officers hatf re
turned here and lodged the accused In
Jail. Mt*. Knight Is a welMo-do former
and dentes that ho set fire to the build
ing. The school was one of the largest
In this section and was probably worth
33.000. No Insurance.
Mr. Knight will appeal-for bond.
JUD6E CARGILL FREED
COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 30.—A novel
scene 'was witnessed today In tho
Muscogeo grand Jury room when Goo.
W. Cargill, a magistrate, was ar
raigned oh the charge of malpractice
A justice of the peace has ft right
to present his defense and to be rep
resented by lawyers at an investiga
tion by a grand jury, this being the
one exception to the general rule that
grand Juries shall hear only tho state
side of, case*. '
Judgo Cargill was represented by
Judge A. W. Coxart, and a B a result
of the trial the magistrate was ex
onerated. It was the flm time per-
hups In many years that n defendant
has presented his own aide of a case
In the Muscogeo grand Jury room.
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RAVAGED BY FIRE
A3 RESULT OF LONG DROUGHT
FIRE8 OF MAGNITUDE ARE
DOING GREAT DAMAGE.
ALBANY, Ga.. Nov. 30.—As a result
Of the long drought In this section
forest fires of considerable magnitude
havo recently been reported, and es-
pcclally on turpentine farms havo done
much damage. Today the most so-
rlous of these fires so far reported,
started on the Deberry place, near
here, and at last reports was still rag
ing and doing great damage. Turpen
tine boxes had not yet been protected,
arid as a result the damsgs runs up
Into thousands of dollars. Unless
rains come soon the extremely dry
condition of the grass, weed* and un
dergrowth are likely to result in sttfll
In the city whlto primary today to
select three candidates for alderman
the result was as follows: Edwin
Sterne 460, A. P. Vason 392, Morris
Weslosky 294, G. I> Bhepard 133, T.
F. Crawford 104.
Of the successful candidates, Vason
and Weslosky are present Incumbents.
Edwin Bterne the newly-elected aider-
man, succeeds J. B. Clark and Is cash
ier of the Citizens’ First National
to ’ have'been^cireulsted by Half derog
atory to ths reputation of ths sweetheart
Huff was shot through the knee joint,
and llan was shot through the mouth.!
neck and shoulder. Both men ere badly
hurt, but the wounds ere not necessa,t'y
1s reported that he will not be lacking
In funds on election day. , •
Indications are that the “pure election”
laws adopted by the last legislature will
be given a good test, but so far as known
they have received no great attention
up to date.
The completed registry fists shew that
1M00 are qualified to vote Wednesday.
White Ribbons to Pray
COLLUSION IS DENIED
BY GILBERT ON STAND
RICHMOND. Va.. Nov. 80.—In the
United Staten circuit court today in
the Chesapeake and Ohio rebate cases
the session was taken up with the
hearing of testimony of Alexander K.
Gilbert. In his own defense. *
Gilbert denounced tho testimony of
H. O. Gates, the chief witness for the
prosecution, ■■ false, and denied any
collusion with him in the matter of
the forged way bill*.
Panama Canal -Bids;
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—Bids will
be received by the treasury depart
ment all of thl* week, up to the close
of business on Saturday, for the new
issue of 330,000.000 In 2 per rent Pan
ama canal gold bonds.
PRESIDENT 6UERRY 60ES
TO ATTEND CONFERENCE
COLUMBUS. aLVtfor’ruSn accord^.
anee with a request by Mrs, Mary Bar-1
College, left yesterday morning for Quit
man. where he will attend the meeting
cf the South Georgia Conference, eonven-
*Tg there this week.
At the conference. President Cuerry
* hla annual report of the eon-
• Wesleyan. This re-
d it ion of affairs at Wesleyan. This n-
_ .port willcskow that the ooTtage Is In a
rta Armor, of Eastman. Ga.. state presl-imoet prosperous condition, end that |ta
dint- of the Wo
■ Christien Temper*
I of the W. C. TT U.
1 affairs are progressing as well aa could bo
j Mr. Cfuerry win, probably remain In
Quitman until the cfoee of the conference,
1 which will be on Saturday of this week.
RISE IN STOCK
If Closing Meetings Indicate
Results, He Will DeDfeat
THEATER PACKED AND 1,000
Nominee Is Accorded Rousing Ovation
When He Arosa to Speak—-Declares
Dirty Stuff Printed About Him Is
Disgrace to Journalism — Spare*
Maddox for His Family’s Sake*—
Reiterates Charges and Produces
Affidavits — Crowd Cries “Read
Them I”—They Aro Offered Commit
tee of Ten—One Man Volunteers to
Inspect Them and Testifies to Their
Genuineness—The Maddox Meeting.
FOR ITS POSITION
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 30—The
following resolutions were
adopted by a rising vote at l“e
mass meeting held in the In
terest of .Tames G. Woodward
•Re it resolved by the people
of Atlanta in mass meeting as
sembled at the Lyceum theater,
November 30. 1908, that we ex
tend thanks to Tho Macon
Telegraph for the stand It has
taken In this controversy by
coming to the rescuo of the peo
ple of Atlanta In their efforts
to preservo the Integrity of the
"Resolved, furthor, that The
Mncon Telegraph has been fair
atul impartial In Its efforts to
glvo the news of tills contest,
and Is therefore entitled to rank
as a newspaper that la thor
oughly trustworthy and relia
ATLANTA, On., Nov. 10—If the two
closing mass meetings held by the
candidates for mayor tonight may be
taken as nn Indication James G.
Woodward will win. His meeting at
the Lyceum thodtor was more largely
attended and moro enthusiasm pre
vailed than the Maddox gathering at
the court houso.
The speecches of both were along
tho usual lines, Mi*. Woodward falling
to make any now charges against his
opponent or to read uny of the affi
davit* referred to at various meet-
Walter R. Brown presided at the
Woodward meeting. The house wq*
packed to full capacity and a Urge
crowd, estimated by some at more
than one thousand, made up an over
flow meeting on Decatur street. These
latter wore addressed by Virgil Jones,
J. D. Kilpatrick and others.
CapL W. a. Edwards, a prominent
contractor, was tho flrat to apeak In
side tho theater. He criticised the op
position! aa being made up of "Phari
saical society dandles,” and declared
that he bolleved Mr. Woodward let
ter by experience, ability »yid morals
than "the little Independent gontlo-
man,” heading tho opposition.
Ovation Greots Woodward.
Mr. Woodward was greeted with
much applause when ho arpse to
speuk. He reviewed the business sldo
of tho campaign, bringing out tho
matter of the bond issuo and public
Improvements and the danger of plac
ing too much pwer In tho hands of a
“Never has a dirtier lot of stuff been
printed rbout any man than the mat
ter the local papers have boon print
ing about me," ho declared. "It Is a
disgrace to the true spirit of jour
Ho gave hi* reason for not com
plying with Maddox’s Invitation to file
his charges and affidavits with tho
clerk of court.
*T am not afraid to meet him and
inako my charts to his fnco and let
him see tho affidavits on which they
are baaed,” declared 'the candidate.
"In every speech I have made, I have
challenged him to meet me. He was
offered half of this theater and was
Invited to come here tonight; ho did
”1 want to aay this much,” the can
didate continued, ”no gentleman would
us« the language he employed In hla
letter to me. They had stenographers
take down what I said. If they want
ed It published why didn’t they pub
Calls Maddox Hypocrite.
"I want to show you that this man
running against mo Is as hlg a hypocrite
as there Is In Atlanta. I do not need af
fidavits for this, I know It. You all re-
member a trip a committee of eighteen
made to Washington during my last ad
ministration. You rpmrmlKT a sermon
S d by a long-haired man fDr.
ton) In the fifth ward cursing mo
ut our conduct. We left here Hat-
urday night and did not arrive In Wash
ington until Sunday evening. We had a
private car and It Was well storked with
necessaries of life find good times.
”Ws Drank and Played Poker.”
•There wee plenty of liquor and we
spent the time,drinking liquor and play
ing poker. Mr. Maddox waa In that
game, and he won’t deny It; for I was In
It myself. Four churches were repre
sented In the game and I was the only
one not a church member and the onlv
one who caught the devil. It waa a big
game for the nate was 32.50 and 35, and
good tima. but l do blame himself for
claiming to be better than lie «■
"l have affidavits to back
family-1 don't want to read them.'
“Read Them,” Cries Crowd.
“Read them.” cried the crowd.
"Send a committee of ten up and let
them examine them." said the speaker.
ltm finally got one to come upon the
stage. He looked over two and pro
ne cover everything I have charg-
»ld Mr. Woodward, "and 1 again
has been guilty of everything
..Unst me and wore**'
Despite much eagerness on the part ot
ch..rr r -d against l
Two Japanese Steamers Como
Together With Appalling
CHEFOO, China, Nov. S0<— 1 Two
Japanese steamships collided off this
Details of the accident are lacking,
but It Is reported that a total of 700
persons have been drowned.
the crowd Mr. Woodward would not read
It was again charged that employers
are using the Job lash to codree their
help for Maddox, the statement being
made openly that four men had been din
ed from a well known bank iHumuse
they Insisted In supporting Woodward]
The voters were told to go on strike u
necessary to get opportunity for voting
their convictions. -
Mr. Woodward again spoke to.the over
flow meeting In the street.
The Maddox Meeting.
The Maddox meeting was attended by
a crowd ranging from fiOO to 1,000. Im
partial estimates varied between these
figures. There was no overflow meeting
and the basement of the court houso was
not filled. All seats were taken and a
hundred or two had to stand.
“There never were more unfair, unjust
or malicious utterances than those mndn
by Mr. Woodward In his Grady monu
ment speech about me,” mid Mr. Mad
•T have tried every way I can to find
those boasted affidavits and have been
unable to get them. I lay no claim to all
tho morals of the city, hut I defy him to
prove what he said to b« true.” • •
Mr. Maddox spoke confidently of suc
cess. raying he would willingly stake his
reputation on tho Issue.
Several otherss poke.
ter, one or them.
Extradition Cases Against
Rudovitz and Poaren In
volve Grave Problems.
' CHICAGO. Nov. 10—Th.r. 1« » well-
settled principle of 'American jurispru
dence, based upon the old, comhton
law of England, that nn accused man
shall, ^not bo furrendered on extradi
tion to a foreign power where the of
fense charged Is of a political na
This Is cited as ths basis for tho
defense of Christian Budovjtx and JOii
Janoff Pouren, Immigrants wanted by
tho Russian government. Internation
al attention In tho cases has been
aroused because of the Issue Involved.
Rudovltx Is fighting extradition be
fore Commissioner Foote in Chicago
and Pouren Is being held by tho au
thorities In New, York. 'Roth men aro
accused of murder, robbery and ar
son. Each admits the crimes charged
to him, or complicity In them, but
to the admlcslon odds this statement,
which, If true, place* them under the
protecting wing of the United States
"A revolution existed In Tlussla at
tho time these offenses were commit
ted. It is a matter of common knowl
edge that In 1905 the provinces of Li
vonia and Courtand revolted, and the
war, barbarously suppressed by Rus
sian troops, dragged on In nlffQll
form throughout the winter and spring
' Many Sympathizers.
Hundreds of sympathizers In New
York and Chicago have flocked to the
assistance of the' two men. Russian
refugees and Immigrants aro federat
ing their energies and hundreds of
other organisations have joined In the
movement. In both cnees It le possi
ble nn appeal will be made to the
It Is now fifteen years since the
Russian government signed Its treaty
with tho United States, providing for
the extradition of criminals. This Is
the first time, however, that Russia
ha* attempted to seize refugees who
hold their offense to havo been of a
Friend* of the accused declare tho
arrest or Pouren and Rudovltx to be
the result of a determination on tho
part of tho Russian government to test
the treaty. If Russia Is victorious,
they say, many political deportations
will follow. ,
But tho Russian government maln-
frillm Ih«‘ m.)i ;ir,. wanted for
tt.<* rrlnw* commuted. Ite *.r
clala deny, In asking extradition, that
a revolution existed at the time.
Dr. Lyman Abbott Talks.
The burden of proof that the country
was In k state of war devolves upon the
• ■ ‘ b ' 'I Mil* AM.H,,. \ - |. ; i!! me II
refugees. In basing their plea upon the
constitutional rights of their clients,
point to a derision of Judge Judson, or
Canterbury. Conn., Involving a similar
Urue. In the celebrated Amlatad case, In
which Judge Judson was asked to deliver
to Hpaln a mutinied ship load of African
■laves, the court declgfed:
"Bloody be thels hn/.ds; they shall not
sigh for Africa In vain, they shall yet
embrace their kindred.”
Dr. Lyman Abbott, of New York, In
discussing the legal phase of the Pouren
cose, had this to say: •
“It le a well settled principle, alike In
England end America, that an accused
shall not bfl surrendered for a political
offense, nor If his surrender Is demanded
In order to try him for a political of
fense/ Extradition proceedings are basod
on the assumption of law that the person
extradited will hove a fair trial In the
country to which he Is returned. But In
this case the legal assumption Is nega
tived by well known facts. Just trials In
the Anglo-Saxon sense -of the term are
almoet unknown In Russia. We have no
reason to believe that Pouren would not
be subjtKtad to III treatment.”
Crimes of a political character, frlenda
of Rudovlts and Pouren point out. have
been construed by American courts to
cover offenses which are "incidental to
and form a part* or political distur
bances.** Kicking nn Irish landowner, for
example. ( hos been held to toe a "pollU-
That the principle of refusing to extra
dite "political offender*” I* fundamental
snd baaed upon the old Kngllnh law |*
recorded In the stand taken by Lord
Palmerston toward the French govern
ment. l-.xtruditlon was refuaed by him
to Freuce who sought tha return of
Cornelius N. Bliss Says En
during Good Times Are
POINTS OUT THAT MILLS
ARE RUNNING FULL TIME
New York’s First Merchant Says In
Interview There I* No Boom, But
Healthy Buelnesa Conditions In
Financial, Commercial and Indui-
trial Circles Prevail Throughout the
Entire Country—Farmers Have Had
Good Crops—Large Amounts Money
8eeking Investments—Savings Do-
posits Looking Up.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.-New YorWa
flrat merchant, Cornelius N. Dllss, ha*
serene confidence In prosperity and
*ays enduring good times are neir.
The operation of cotton mills on full
time. Is an Indication which shows the
unmlatukablo trend oconditions, he
further declare*. The name of Mr.
Bliss and his opinions command re
spect and confidence.
"The recent.panic was not caused
by any organlo trouble," he said yes
terday. “but from overspeculatlon’ and
an unnatural Inflation of prices.
Everything was too high, and a read
justment had to come.* There was a
temporary cessation of activity, and
nearly a year of, depression, hut tho
trouble passed away easily, and there
was not one serious failure In tho
mercantile world. Then came a brief
period of anxiety about the election,
and recuperation wn* naturally slow.
Many wlso niun were convinced that
the election of Oryan would be dis
astrous to the lnduRtfilal snd com
mercial interests of the country, and
they continued In a conservative
course until two or three weeks be
fore the election, when It b»«cnme clear
that Taft would be president. Then
apprehension rapidly passed away, the
factories called hack their hands and
began running on full time, and tho
Jobber* began to buy good*. Imme
diately after the eloctlon the crops
and rvf*r.v r condition combined In
a moat favorable manner, bualnea*
ha* grown more and more active, and
confidence I* now almost entirely re-
etored. There I* no boom, but healthy
bualnea* condition* In financial, com
mercial and induitrlal circles prevail
throughout the entire country, while
the farmcre have hod extraordinary
crops mid will be nblo to poll them .it.
almost Unprecedented pn-lee*. It Is
unusual that a big crop ond high
prices should come In the came year.
I foci not only hopeful, but confident
of the future. I do not want a boom.
Every wise bunlness man would de
plore to revival of the abnormal and
hysterical activity that preceded the
panic, but we are gradually, but sure
ly approaching normal trading and
(Continued on Page Three.Jf
Soldior From Army. Post in
Georgia Ruuns Amuck in
nALEItm. N. C.. Nov. 30.—Sheriff
Jackson Htnnlnn, ot Brunswick coun
ty, was «hot down and probably fa
tally wounded by a man named Wolk-
• r, (it. the l.i11•i-’m hmn.o In a rem«»i<»
p/irt of tin* < "11 nl \. Hominy night,
while a poaso. Including the sheriff,
was attempting to arrest Walker on ft
charge of store-breaking.
Walker Is said to be a deserter
from an army post In Georgia, but
worked In Brunswick HcvAral years
ngo. For soveral weeks tho sheriff
had been trying to locate Wnlkerr, and
Sunday night, with his posao. ho came
upon tho fugitive, who opened Are
upon them, Shorlff Btanlan falling
Rut while the law of extradition Is ap
parently well settled. United States gov
ernment officials In New York and Chi
cago Will havo to determine from evi
dence presented to them this one ques-
"Was the uprising In the flattie prov
inces a revolution against the govern
ment or was It merely a slight dlstur-
Upon that question hinges the fate ot
Rudovltx and l’ouren.
AUTOS FORM PROCESSION
AT FUNERAL OF DE ROSA
SAVANNAH, Ga., Nor. \30.—Mayo*
Tledeman of Savannah, President Bat-
tey, of the Savannah Autonaoblle Club,
and other prominent men, were pall
bearers at the funeral today of Marius
DeRosa, the mechanician who was
killed la a racing • automobile whllo
practicing for the recent light car race
A procession of twenty automobiles
followed tho body, which was carried
on an automobile chassis to the
The chief floral piece was a broken
wheel of an automobile In rosea.
JIMMY BRITT TO MEET
LONDON. Nov. SO.—Jimmy Britt,
th* Ban Francisco lightweight, and
Johnny Bummers, the English light
weight. are arranging to fight Febru
ary 21 for a. purse of $4.ono offered
by the National Sporting CluU <