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MACON, GA., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1908
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CLOSING SPEECH FOR THE STATE
BRINGS APPLAUSE FROM CROWD
IN MITCHELL ABDUCTION CASE
Daring Congressman How
ard’s Argument Came
TO USE HARSH LANGUAGE
Cate of Myatsry Which Haa Interest
ed Not Only Thomaavilla, 'But the
Whole State as Well, Draws to
Close, and the Verdict is Awaited—
Judge Roan's Charge Delivered Just
Before Seven O'clock; the Jury Gets
Supper and Returns to Jury Room
at 7:45^-State Confident of a Vor
diet. Though the Jury la Not Exact
ly of the Complexion Preferreds
THOMASVILLE, Ga., Dec. 4.—At
10:30 o'clock tonight Judge Roan or
dered tne Jury In the case of the
rtnte v*. W. H. Mitchell, locked up for
the night, all efforts to reach an agree
ment having been unsuccessful, It Is
reported, up to that hour. A mis
trial Is. generally predicted. , *
The Closing of Trial Sensational.
THOMASVILLE. Ga., Dec. 4—The
last day In the Mitchell trla* was the
most sensational one. The state open
ed with a forty-minutes' address by
Solicitor Thomas of this circuit. Ho
appealed to the Jury to do their full
duty, as their conscience must dic
tate a verdict of guilty. He was fol
lowed Ly Thco. Titus, of Thomas-
vllle. for the defense. He stated the
law In the case and pointed out the
alleged fact that It would be well'nigh
Impossible to convict 'Mitchell on as-
aault with criminal Intent.
Next came Walters, of Albany, far
the stato, In the most violent arralgn-
mrnt rt of a prisoner heard in many
Trn* next argument whs made by
Roddenbery, this city, who gave a
clear summing up of tho evidence and
application of the law. He was fol
lowed by Rube Arnold who for two
hours held tho attention of the court,
making a brilliant talk. Interspersed
w-lth frequent sallies -of keen ridicule.
Howard's Powerful Effort.
The feature of the trial came -when
Congressman Howard spoke for the
stale. His address was the most
masterly and brilliant ever heard here.
It was concise, clear and touched every
point of the case. The sensation
rived when he finished and there
general applauding from all over the
Judge Roan charged tho Jury on
three counts, that Mitchell could be
convicted: Assault, assault ana bat
tery. and assault with Inteat to rape.
He gave the law on Insanity and cir
cumstantial evidence. The Jury re
tired at 7 p. m. and at 10:30 p. m.
bad arrived at no verdict. Judge Roan
announced he would not wait any
longer. There will probably be a
Judge Roan retired at 10:30 o'clock
and tho Jury Is locked up for the
THOMASVILLE. Ga.. Dec. 4—The
case of W. H. Mitchell, charged with
tho abduction of Miss Luclle UntOh
with the Intention of committing a
felonious assault upon her, Is now
with the Jury.
The Judge’s charge was deJvored
just before 7 o'clock and covered the
The Jury then went to one of the
hotels for supper and returned to the
court room to consider the case at a
quarter to right o'clock.
The state Is confident of a verdict
though the Jury is not exactly the one
It wouM have preferred.
At the conclusion of Mr. Howard's
speech, which was the closing argu
ment for tho state, there was so much
applause In the court room that'Judge
. Roan had to rap for order and he
threatened to fine the applauders.
today by a great- concourse who strain
ed their ear* to hear every word
on both sides*
Tho state had both tho opening And
closing. Congressman Howard, who
has appeared prominently Cn the case,
making the laat speech.
* Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell were con
stantly In the court room today and
paid the closest attention to the pro
gresa of the arguments. The latter
showed unmistakably tho great strain
under which she has labored during
tho trial, and many were the expres
slons of sympathy heard for her. Mr
Mitchell bore himself In much the
same calm manner that has charac
terized him since the cate was be
The Hypothetical Question.
The following la the hypothetical
question asked by the defense in which
tho Issue of Mitchell's sanity Is raised:
“Suppose that Mr. Mitchell, owning
a deserted house near Tbomasvllle, anm
having In the adjacent barn and out
houses some farm tools and a small
amount of harness and other propert>
of small value, had arranged In
room of this deserted bouse wire <
trlvances attached to the wall Rn
side and running through screw*
tached to hooks along the floor, s<
to form & barrier to one entering at
“Suppose that he had spread In
other room In the house a canvas and
bad bored auger holes through the
wall thereof and had arrangements
therein made of blue paper and with
a hole cut therein so adjusted as to
cover the head of an Individual, wltn
one hole cut through for the eye;
Sending the Telegram.
“Suppose that on September 23d,
Mr. Mitchell liad gon© to Moultrie,
Ga^ and, going Into a telegraph office
had .represented that he bad been
handed a telegram by another man to
have transmitted, together with a dol
lar to pay the charges, but the tele
gram, In fact, had been written by
Mitchell In a disguised hand;
“Suppose that he handed this tele
gram in to the operator and that tho
telegram was Addressed to 'Miss Lu-
<eil® Unton. Thoirtasvllle, >Ga.,' and
purported to be from her brother-in-
law. Thomas F. Green, and that It
Informed Miss Linton that areen was
coming to Thomas vllle and to pre
pare to see him ajone;
“Suppose that prior, to sending this
telegram Mitchell had openly regis
ter ed at the hotel and nad. without at
tempting to disguise his appearance
In any way. asked several nersons on
the streeta where the telegraph office
Returning to Thomasvlllo.
“Suppose that after this occurred he
came back to ThomaavlUe, got a farm
horse and came to a livery keeper;
openly, and hired a livery stable bug*
gy and hitched the horse to that bug
gy and had driven off In th* direction
of the deserted house on the Hawkins
“Suppose that prior to this date he
had bought a shirtwaist, a skirt and
black stockings and gloves for the pur
pose of donning female attire;
“Suppose, on tho afternoon of the
24th, he went to the deserted house,
hitched his horse In front and, going
Into the house or somewhere on the
premises, had dressed as a negro wo
man, had blacked his face and put on
“Suppose also he had written a note
on Sopcmber 24th addressed to Miss
Luclle Linton, and had signed th*
name of Mrs. Alice D. Richey thereto,
and In this note had stated that
Green had started to drive to Thomas,
vllle from Coolldge, but had been
thrown from bis buggy, end was In no
injure)! condition At Mrs. Richey’s
house, and requested that Miss Lin
ton drive out at once with the bearer,
a colored woman, and come td*hlm;
'Suppose that Mr. Mitchell had then
gone, about dark, to Miss Linton’s
house, disguised, a* stated, as* a ne
gro woman, and had delivered the
forged note to Miss Linton and had
thereby caused her to got Into the
buggy with him to ride to Mrs.
'•Suppose that he took her out
Washington street to Dawson, down
Finger Mirror Gent Fined
SAVANNAH. Ga., Dec. 4—Pleading
guilty to the double charge of cheating
and swindling and gambling, using
marked cards, B. K. McCauley lr
whose pockets at the time of his ar
rest were also found "Finger Mirrors*
used by crooked gamesters was lined
91,000 in the city court here today.
Ills alternative Is a year on tho gang.
McCauley declares hla homo la In At
lanta, and that his people who are
wealthy live In St. Loulu. He
attracted to Savannah by the auto
Sets Fire to Hie Room.
SAVANNAH. Ga., Dec. 4—D. Kee
gan was arrested tonight for setting
tire to his room in a local hotel. Add
ed to that ho had a narrow escape
from defcth that Humes cutting
way from the door of his room,
called for help from his window
the third floor and n prlvato detective
called the fire department. Ladders
were used In saving him. Tho tiro
merely destroyed tho furniture In tne
8avannah's Share $15,000.
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Dec. 4—For ad
vertising purposes Savannah will
cclve $15,000 ns her share In tho re
ceipts from the auto races. Every
cent of profit will bo turned Into the
general advertising fund.
Hartridge Sworn In.
SAVANNAH. Ga^ Pec. 4—Walter
C. Hartridge was sworn In as solici
tor general of the eastern Judicial
circuit of Georgia this morning before
his uncle. Judge Wslter G. Charlton.
He succeeds W. W. Osborne. His
assistant will be Anton P. Wright,
chairman of the county democratic
Dawson to Jefforson, down Jefferson
to Hanscll and down Hansell to Jack-
eon, and out Jackson street beyond
the cemetery to a road lr. the woods,
which turned off to the road beyond
the cemetery and the brick yard pond,
and had turned off through the woods
to the right;
"Suppose that Just before he got to
a little branch the buggy wa# turned
around and driven back to Jackson
street that there Miss Linton pro
'Suppose that Mlsa Linton protest
ed against turning again to the right
In the woods and that Mitchell threw
a robe Over her head and took a pis
tol from her which she had presented
at him; suppose that he then drove
Jn the woods to the right In the gen
eral direction of the jhouse on the
Hawkins place, holding a pistol to
Miss Linton’s head as they drove, and
Minn Linton was engaged in eqttng
“Suppose that as a fence corner was
reached where the, lights of the Vanh-
tl Home could be seen. Miss Linton
made an outcry, whereupon Mitchell
threw a blanket over her head again
and Intended to choke her, but Mfns
Linton's outcry brought to her aid
a white man and a negro, and
The arguments of the attorneys
were commenced Immediately after
court convened at S o'clock this morn
ing. Solicitor General Thomas opened
for the state In a speech of about
an hour and a half In which ha went
fully Into the evidence and elaborated
the state's contention In the case. He
took up the links In the chain of
circumstances, which has been wound
around Mitchell and welded them Into
a homogeneous whole, from which it
would seem that the accused can not
escape. The speech Is spoken of as
a very able one.
Col. Theodore Titus for the defence
followed Mr. Thomas In a short speech,
handling Ms side of the case in a
splendid manner. As each side was
limited bv Judge Roan to four and
a half hours. Mr. Titus gave some
of hla time to Messrs. Roddenberry
and Arnold, who are making the prin
cipal speeches In behalf of Mitchell,
might have all of the time poast-
l*le. . i
The attorneys for the defense made
a sort of dual argument. While stren
uously upholding their client's Inno
cence and trying to ahow that an
alibi had been proven, they contended
that only an Insane man would have
attempted the crime and In the man
ner with which Mr. Mitchell la charg
ed. In short, the burden of their con
tention was that the evidence Intro
duced by the state had failed to show —... — —....— .... _—_ _ _
that Mitchell was guilty, but that If'hi* flight after getting out of the I "mtera Oeo. C. RnMt. of _ttw>„-- „
It had been ao shown, the attempt at I buggy he had dropped this hood, to- 1 urfwSfc fSitSKm JtUt
abduction, aside from the testimony of gather with a sack of re-• lmurene# Mrrormira. “rectors .in well-
the physicians yesterday, would have he had. In the bushes:
branded It aa the act of a crazy
Former Cabinet Members
and Others Eulogize Lai e
NEW YORK, Dee. 4.—Notable ex
ercises In memory of tho late Grover
Cleveland, former prcsldont of the
United States, constituted tho feature
at the opening session In this city to
day, of the Association of Life Insur
ance Presidents, of which he had been
chuirman during the year and a half
between the time of Its organization
and his death. Tho program Includ
ed addresses by President Paul Mor
ton. of tho Equitable IJfa Assurance
Society, and Dr. John II. Finley, pres
ident of tho College of the City of
New York, and the reading of letters
which had- been received from Former
Vice President Adlal E. Stevenson,
and Governor Hoke Smith and Hillary
A. Herbert, members of Mr. Cleve
land’* cabinet. President Charles ■.
Peabody of the Mutual Life insurance
Company, acted as chairman. Paul
Morton, president of tho Equitable
John - H. Flniey, president of the
College of tho City of New York, then
addrcMied tho association.
Adlal E. Stevenson, vice president
In the second administration of the
late Grover Cleveland, sent a lettor
tinted Bloomington. Ills., November 18.
In which after giving expression of
hla appreciation of the valuable pub
lic services of Mr. Cleveland and of
the Ions the country has sustained In
Ms death, said In part:
"Closely associated with /him, during
hlg right yenrs of administration of ths
government. I had an excellent opportu
nity of knowing his worth ns a man and
his keen sens# of tlia responsibility de
volving on him as the Incumbent «*f the
great office. History can only truly say
of him that he magnified the exalted po
sition to which he h*d been culled, did
nothing to detract from Its dignity In tho
Judgment of his countrymen and of the
“Ably and with fidelity he met every
requirement of the most exalted station,
and the record he has left will safely
ablds the aure test of time."
The association's afternoon session '
"life Insurance taxation conference.
Robert Lynn Cox. general counsel and
manager of the association, said that tho
first step toward securing Justice for the
policyholders should be a reduction of
the amounts charged by the high rate
slates, thus bringing about, uniformity.
Pror. lister W. Heart man. of Yale Uni
versity. maintained that present methods
of taxing Insurance are unjust.
President John F. Dryden, of the Pru
dential Insurant Compsnyfl hrid that life
Insurance should, In theory, not be taxed
at all: that to tax It Is to penalise thrift.
Judson Harmon, governor-elect of Ohio,
who was attorney general for 'President
Cleveland's cabinet, paid a tribute to the
memory of Cleveland In a letter. In which
ha said he thought Cleveland waa the
•least generally known and understood
thrir* nearnrosrh Mltoh©M"liiAnrit i In 14 telegram. former Cloy. Francis,
their near approach Mitchell Jumped j secretary of the interior under Mr. Cleve-
out of the buggy and ran eastward; und, spoke feelingly of the character
through the wooda; and aervlcaa of Mr. Cleveland.
"Suppose that he also bad In the —
buggy with him at the time a kind of i 9h iw B * B 4 k ' »*.. .. ...
could be put over the head, but whjrh, to at • o'clock, Philadelphia Is soon
had upon one side a long strip which ,t 0 have an "owl" m all-night ...
could be used to tie around the neck: |accommodate those who prowl about dur-
suppose on the ride he had several Ing the night watches. The new fnstl-
times Informed Miss Unton. showing ■
to tie up the buggy spring with; who- j R©llevii*-§tratford
pose that he had numerous other like it will have a capital of 9400.400. and
straps In the buggy, suppose that In number among It* stockholders and pro-
“ ----- - -— 1 —* **— “ w Waldorf-
Courts Asked to Stop Incor
poration of a New
ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec. 4—Clalmln,
that the name is an Jnfringment, the
Coca-Cola Company of which Asa G.
of the “Venerable Coca-Kola Com
pany," for which application has been
made. The latter company wan or
ganised by E. B. Venerable and others
and it plans to manufacture a bev
Mr. Candler's company milages that
If tho other were organized under the
name adopted. It would be done seri
ous Injury because of the similarity
01 GREAT VALUES
CAPITAL VIEWS THIS SECTION
AS A LAND OF FINANCIAL
BALTIMORE. Dec. 5—Under sug
gestion of a statement by Mr. Paul
T. Brady of the Westlnghousr Com
pany that he had recently raised $2.-
500,000 for investment In -hydro-elec
tric plants In the south and expects
to ralso $10,000,000 more for similar
work the Manufacturers' Itecord haa
endeavored to present this week In
letters from leading financiers ana
Investors in the east, north nnd we*’,
an Interpretation of opinion In oGiet
parts of the country as to the south
aa a field for the profltabla investment
of capital. The writers of tho let
ters. some of them alrealy heavily
interested financially In the south,
some ol them paying no heed to It nt
present, have written with exceeding
frankness. Their commendation und
their criticism form an. Interesting
presentation of views about the south
which will undoubtedly direct to that
section greater attention than It has
over had from Investing circles. Thb
rango of opinion Is well indicated In
extracts from soino of the lotters.
.. .. John F. Dryden’a Opinion.
John F. Dryden. of Newark, N. J.
president of the Prudential Insurance
Company, writes that, “the south as
a field for safo and conservative In
vestment has for some* time past
been recolvlng our serious considera
tion. Its Industrial progress In re
cent years, Its valuable natural re-
souccs. Its great promise for the fu
ture. largely uugmentod by tho com
pletion of the Isthratan oaAl. all com
bine to attract to ths opportunities
for profitable Investment In this sec
tion.*' A special refresontatlve of
his company Is now Investigating con
ditions In a iiumbep of southern states
with a special view of extending In-
vestment* where tho situation I* fav*
nrablc and report* that have been re
ceived 3o far arc enrmmiKinlt.
What Stuyvcant Fl.h Baya.
fltnvvesant Kish. or New York, tonit
Identlllcd with development arllroan
work In tho Mississippi valley note*
a general opinion that tho couth 1* n
moat attractive. If not the moat at
tractive. held for lpveatmcnt of capl-
WIIHs I.. King, vice president of the
Jones & bnuRhlln Steel Company, of
Pltttfburg. *ay* that "It would aeem
to me that the growth of the south In
recent year* In population, ftcrlcnl-
turil wealth and Iwlustrlnl develop
ment make* It certain that thl* growth
will continue murh more rapidly In
the future than In the past," nnd Jo*.
H. Hoadloy, president of the Alabama
Conanlldnted Coni * Iron Company.
Now York, tell* of an Inveatment of
nearly a million dollar* made by him
personally In Alabama a short time
ago and of hi* profound Impression
ef the possibilities of tho south. 1J<-
Benator Henry O. Davis, of Washing
ton, who has been an actlvo fnctnr In
West Virginia development wrltea that
"the smith presents many and varied
resources nnd opportunities for auc-
cessful endeavor In enterprise* re
quiring qppltal, energy and good Judg
South to Experience Great Growth.
C. H. Coffin, of Chicago, writes;
Within tho next ten year* tho south
Is going to experience a great growth;
nothing can bo surer thun this pre
diction, and tho counties, cKles, towns
and school districts will all nood to
mnke Issues of bonds und anything
which makus these bonds aacura and
easy to sell will greatly facilitate Che
development of the country."
J. J. Townsend, of Chicago, be
lieves thnt “the southerner sleeps on
billions of values, through no fault of
his, as It takes money to develop ana
the south hns not the requisite at Its
command." while K. Van Deuaen, of
Now York, advise* that “the beat and
only' practical solution of the problem
Is for ell the best peoplo of the south
to take hold with • will of the devel
opment of their own country »nd when
they heve demonstrated to th* sells*
,action of the rest ef th« country that
they mean business, capital will be
gin to now In n* required.’ O. W.
Ooodyear, of Buffalo, N. Y., who has
led In establishing one of the largest
lumber enterprlsea In tho south think*
that It resta with the people of the
aouth themsHve* whether or not their
section shall be developed In the near
future. Albert I.. Hcott. of Lockwood,
Green A Co., of Boston. A firm, which
"has always considered the routhern
states as the best held for Investment
Afforded st the present time," any*:
The Wren" Thinq Printed.
"Too much Is printed In the north
about lynching, oulbrenk* of lawless-
ness In the out-of-the-way section*
of the southland not enough About th*
great'cotton mills, waterpower plants,
woodworking plan!*, fertlllaer Indus
tries, etc., which are producing tnll-
llcm* of dollars of new wealth for the
country every year.”
South Georgia Conference
Takes Collection Amount
ing to $12,000.
QUITMAN. Ga.. Dec. 4.—Tha aouth
Georgia conference opened at 9 o'clock.
Devotional exsrclaea were conducted by
Itev. Julius McGaftt, Bishop Galloway
presiding. Minutes were read and ap
Question 12 called—'“Who are elected
ilders?" — *
msaed the examination
i-u viui'fs: J. P. Dell, J. P.
\ W. Jordan. J. C. O. Brooks,
nreai-tuTM are elected deaoona?"
Hill. It. h. Mims, j. ai. —. _.
Ford, recognised aa an elder from the
Under question 14 C. C. Eliott
called—"Wlio are readmit-
W. A. Mallory waa readmitted.
Iteport of Joint board of finance
‘ _J * adopt * * * “
read and adopted: $9,375 have been con-
Report of Hunday school board read
»nd adopted, which puts A. P. Begar- *~
the held os Sunday school secretary,
leyan Christian Advocate, -spoke on
paper nnd religious literature.
Dr. J. E. Dickey, president of Emory
College, spoke In Its interest.
A collection was taken for endowing
the college, amounting to nearly 912.000.
Gov. Hokn Bmlth made a great address
on education. He made an eloquent plea
for the t»oya and girls of Georgia to have
a >hunce. Several pastors made their
reports from Ravannoh and Columbus
At 3 n. m.. Dr. B. Anthonr preaahed.
and at f p. m., Dr. T. I). Ellis preached.
Arnold Closet For Dsfcnta.
Col Reuben Arnold mad# th# clos
ing speech f#f th# defens#, following
Judge Roddenberry. Both of the##
able lawyer# employed ail ef thetr
Discarding th# Ditguit*.
“Suppose that he had repaired lull a.y ATTONIO ^Tex4 The
.. ^aa.ela.l hmiu **• IVSIU* I/. ..
the deserted house speedily, had taken
off th# garb #* a negro woman, had
with towel# whlrh he had at th# placo
washed the smut from hla face, ano
had tied th* shirtwaist, the bonnet.
aklll, eloquence and knowledge of court th# eklrt and three towels In a bund!,
arguments In the efforts which they j «ith two brickbats In the middle, and
put forth for Mitchell. I
The court room has been crowded 1 (Continued 00 luce Three.)
tr#rk of the International Fair will he
the scene »»f tho biggest winter raring
meet ever held In Tesas. beginning Da-
•ember 12 and lasting II days. Many
homes are already stabled bar# and mar*
are arriving dolly. Owing to th* bon on
gambling In »»th«r "tales. It Is exported
that th* Alamo City will. In tlr *
GOLD WEATHER HELPS
MANY LINES TRADE
8IQNS OF EXPANSION ARE NOTED
ACCORDING TO DRADSTREET'8
NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—Drndstrret'a to
morrow will say:
unions have been Irregu-
ed to chsck buying In the. cot tun belt i
a whole. Collections have shared In "
Irregularity In trade, and th«r# Is noli
able more complaint as to these than
to business generally, but more particu
larly at the south. Heavy wearing ap-
nurri. shoes and coal havo been helped
by climatic developments. Holiday trade,
ton, shows signs of expansion, and coin
pnrlanns with a year ago In all lines an
nalurallv In favor of current bust
In some line* of wholesale trad# there
are evidences of more quiet conditions.
Thus, In raw wool, leather and some
llrsis of cottons and Iron and steel there
Is rather less doing, partly because of
largo business recently booked, partly
l»eeaua« of a desire to see whnt the next
Many early spring trade wnnts have,
In fact, been filled, and there Is still soma
conservatism as to buying ahead, more
particularly aa tha tariff situation la atlll
a aubjeerenf congressional Inquiry.
In manufacturing there are no evi
dences of halting In the tendency toward
expansion of output previously noted, ami
preparations made i»r making In this
give signs of a large trade being
looked for In 1909.
Business failures In (he United States
for the week ending December 3, num
ber 222 against 19.1 Inst week.
ATLANTA, Ga,, Dec. 4.—The Routh-
eastern Road Congress, which began
hero yesterday morning, earn# to a
close today. fleveml Interesting
speeches were mado during the morn
ing, and aeveral sets of resolutions
were adopted, among them belr.g on#
calling for federal aid In th# con
struction of good roads.
Those who sppke at the closing ses
sion wero Dr.' J. II. V. Pratt, atat#
geologist of North Carolina; Prof. Tim-
ory Stone, of Kmorv Colleg#; B. J.
Watson, commissioner of Immigration
In South Carolina; II. A. A'exnnder,
of Atlanta, and Mr. Haglehurst, of
Rome. A paper by A. B. Mann, of
Jacksonville, Hi, was rjrad.
Governor Hoke Bmlth being out of
city Judge W. F. Eve, of Augusta,
who I* vie# president of th# con-
Carlisle at Dtnvsr.
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 4 -Denver will
be afforded the opportunity to so# tho
'’arllsle Indian school's foot ball team
.4 action tomorrow, when tho eastern
redskins will play th* University of
Denver. This Is tha first tlm« thnt a foot
ball .eleven representing an Important
eastern <ol|. ge has come to Denver, and
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.-Nearly all of
the Democratic member# of th# bourn
are here today, In readlneoa for the cau
cus of the minority party called for to
morrow by Congressman If. D. Clayton,
of Alabama, chairman of th* caucus.
The purpose of tha caucus la to elect
minority leader «o take th# place of
.jhn Bharp Williams, of Mississippi, who
resigned the leadership last summer. Tht>
name of Champ Clark, th# "Won of Mis
souri." Is mentioned as tho successor to
Mr. williams. If# already L»« been ap
pointed to th# committee on rule* to fill
th* pier# made vacant by th# resignation
‘ John Bharp William#.
W1LMINOTON. N. C., Dec. 4.—J.
Frank Maunder, ag'-d 55. ex-city coon-
rllman and a prominent local fraternal
order man. committed suicide today
by shooting hltnrelf /through th# tem
pi# in th# backyard of hi# residence,
foil daring a nervous breakdown. Ife
leaves a wlfa and three grown chil
Weakly Cotton BtaHstles.
LIVERPOOL. Doc. 4.—Following are
h# w»vk!y cotton stattattce:
Total sal##, all kinds, 47.000 bales.
Total waloa American 41,4*0 haJea
Imports of all kinds *5.000 bales.
Imports. American. 41.000 halo#.
Block of all klada 4H.000 hairs
Hloric of American 437 000 bnlr*
Quantity shoot at! kinds Uf.aoo balsa.
Quontltr afloat American 49.000 bale#.
Total i«i< i on speculation 1.100 I airs.
Total salts to exporter* 1,100 baits.
0. & 0. Railroad and Johnson
& Oo. Are Heavily
RICHMOND. V«„ Dec. 4—By wee-
ment of counsel the Chesapeake and
Ohio railway and W. R. Johnaon and
Co. plead guilty to rebating before
Judge Waddlll lata today and were
lined by tho court, the Chesapeake
and Ohio $9,000 and Johnson A Co.
$l!|ioo 'on 'the “tVrnt "and'IT.OOO ’eachl
throe other counts.
In view or this voluntary roceedlnr.
other counts In the Indictments were
nolle pressed, on motion of Judge L. L.
Lewis. United States district attorney,
and John II. Marble, counsel for the In
terstate commerce commission. Counsel
stated to the court that their principals
know nothing of the violation as alleged.
but that tho law was - ' ' —
thought conviction i
discretion their L . .
Gates and therefore adopted this course.
A. P. Ollbert, assistant general freight
agent, not guilty. Gilbert had been c
trial for ten days, II. O. (bites, clerk (<
Johnson A C‘o.. gurln dealers, having s«
cured Immunity from prosecution h.
turning state's evidence, hi# statements
In reference tu Gilbert being denied and
the Jury taking only six minutes to
reach u verdict of not guilty In Gllbert'r
In Atlanta More Than $100,
000 Placed—Big Suras
in Other Places '
SPRINGING OF TRAP
STAYED BY GOVERNOR
GEORGE JOINER 13 RESPITED ON
THE DAY ME WA8 TO HAVE
ATLANTA. Go., Dec. 4.—A respite
of on# week waa granted by Governor
Hoke Bmlth today to Gcorgo Joiner,
a negro who was to have been hang
ed at Swalnsboru, Emunuri county,
Jolnor was convicted of the murder
of his wife. A few days ago An ap
peal was made for clemency on the
ground that there Is some doubt us
to hl.s guilt, and that he is a mental
weakling. In order thut the prison
commission mny have time to Inves
ligate’anil report on the case, thi
hanging waa delayed until next Fri
' CRElinS LOST
Soo City Goes flown in Gulf
St. Lawrence During
BT. JOHNS. N. F.. Dee. 4—It l»
believed her# that the steamer Boo
Ulty. bound from Chicago for Texas,
foundered with all hands aboard In
the Gulf of Ht. Lawrence during tho
bllszard which raged off the coast of
Newfoundland ourly thl# week. Wreck
age, apparently from the Boo City,
has boon picked up near C#pe Ray.
Ufe buoys, dock board# and other
gear washed ashore bore the name
Bon City. The steamer Britc#. which
pllea across Cabot strait, report# th*t
■h« baa not sighted the Boo City.
Thl# week's storm w#s ono of the
most terrific ever experienced here.
Wreckage which has como ashore
at Cnpc May leaves little room for
doubt thnt thn sturdy little steamer
Soo City, whloh for twenty year# piled
a# an excursion vessel on the Great
Lake#, want down with her nrew In
tho midst of tho gal# that |a#h«<l the
Now Foundland coast for two day#
this week. The steamer was In com
mand of Capt. John O. Dillon, of
Brooklyn. It Is known that no Isas
than eighteen men were on board.
The Hoo City was recently sold by
the Indian Transportation Company to
Felix Jackson, of Velasco, Texas, and
wa# being taken t%> New Orleans,
where It had been planned to put her
in service between that city and Tex-
un ports. She carried no passengers,
flhe was to be first overhauled In Now
The Boo City sailed from Michigan
City on November 1 ah.l reached Og-
densburg, N. Y.. November II. Up to
that time the #tnamer was In charge
of Capt. F. Y. Itority, of Milwaukee,
but at Ogdensburg th# command waa
turned over to Capt. Dillon. Bhe waa
last reported at Quebec November 14-
On Wednesday last th# ve»s#l was list
ed by the maritime exchange among
th# missing. The steamer*# first mats
was John Caaoy, of Chicago.
Today a deck cabin and fittings and
alxteen life preservers cams ashore.
Then# all bore the name “Boo City."
During the day life buoys, deck hoards
and other gear unquestionably belong
ing to the steamer were washed In.
The storm that wrecked th# Boo
City was one of ths severest In recent
years. It began Tuesday night with
a northerly gale that continued for
forty-eight hours, assuming at time#
the proportions of a bllxxsrd. Th#
same gale caught and drove to piers#
no Its# than ten New Foundland fish
ing vessels, and whllq seven of th#
crows escaped, three with a total of
seventeen persons perished. It is
figured that th# Soo City was caught
In the Gulf of Bt. Lawrence when tho
storm was at Its height.
Th# Boo City wns «>f 41$ tons net
and was built at West Bay City.
Mich., In 1M». Bhs was valued at
ed by more betting on th# result than
the one that closed with the city elec
tion hero on Wednesday of this week.
For the past two days most of ths
bet# placed here have been collected,
and there la good authority for th#
statement that big sums wore wag
ered. In Attunta moro than $100,000
waa placed and reports received here
Indicate that In a halt doxen other
cities th# betting fever was as ram
pant as it was here.
Most of the Atlanta betting was nt
two to one, odds favoring the elec
tion of Maddox. Ilottor odds were
given In a few Instances and some
money was placed nt oven figures, but
these bets did not amount to a great
It seemed apparent from the bugin-
nlng that Woodward would be defeat
ed, but #o confident were many thnt
ho had a good lighting chanr.o that
at no tltno during the contest was It
difficult to get two to one bats. Money
In large sums was placed at these -
figure* on tho evening before the elec
tion day. Before half of tho day of
election hnd passed, however, the bet
ting on the result ceased, that la.
excepting aome nt long odds. Some
money was placed at from five and
ten to one, nnd oven ns high as twen
ty to one. Most of the election day
wugorlng wns on the majority, nnd
In this those who wero supporting
Woodward wore again fooled. They
bet largo sums that thn majority would
not l>e 2,000 and gave long odda on
It not bring as much as $.000. All
such bots were lost, of course.
A total of $15,000 In wagers was
held nt one clgnr store alone. At
Another as much as $10,000 was put
up on tho night before the election,
nnd more than thnt much had been
One Greek Lott Fortune.
Those who lost heaviest on Wond-
wnrd were foreigners, mainly Jews
anfl Greeks. Decatur street merchants
ark said to havo lost more than $25,-
000. On# Greek re#tauranteur was
so certain that Woodward was going
to win that he wagered hla entire for
tune, nnd ha# since gone Into bank
ruptcy. Another of moderate moan*
confesses th# loss of $1,500.
Professional gamblers wore not
heavy losers, ru> most of them who
bet on Woodward w«r# wise enough
to “hedge" nt the last. As a rule
they npllt #ven or cotno out ft little
ahead of the game.
Considerable monsy wta sent from
Atlanta and placed on Maddox at
even figures In other cities. Ono At
lanta Is known to have forerarded
$5,000 to Jacksonville, where It wns
placed without difficulty. Bentlmsnt
outshi# of Atlanta wn# so strongly In
Woodward's favor that psrsons away
frmn the situation could not slsfluvp
condition*. This oxplalns why W<*d-
w#rd stood better In th# betting than
hs did here.
Majority Was Abnormal.
Ths majority recstved by tho oppo
sition candidal# was an abnormal on#,
and Is believed to havo bs#n much
great#r than sentiment really Justi
fied. It was dun largely to the vigor
ous tactic# employed by hi# campaign
managers. They took tho precaution
of forcing out an early heavy rot#.
Tho show of Mrvldox strength mad#
before th# poll# wore open an bou*
convinced many that h« was going to
win. It led many to vote tha In
dependent ticket when th#y would
have voted for Woodward under other
condition#. Tho Maddox campaign
was so well handled that ho recstved
an average of threo vote# to every on#
polled by the Woodward forces up un
til noon. During the afternoon, when
It was clearly ft hopelcaa care, th#
bulk of tho Woodward strength was
Mr. Woodward feel# very proud of
the vote he received, ns It waa tntarly
ono of friendship and fidelity, omit
ting the votes he got In th# now ninth
ward nt tho primary oonteat, he re
ceived on Wednoaday a greater num
ber of votes than h# ever got before.
NOVEL SUIT FOR
Mr. and Mrs. Grolman, De
fendants, Alleged to Ilave
ATLANTA, Ga.. Doc. 4—A suit ft*r
J10.000 on novel allegations wa#
brought In ths local courts today on
behalf of Ruby Allnghon. 12-ycare-
old, against Mrs. J#n»le Grolman and
If. Grolman, her husband.
Tho chlld-plolntlff claim# to havn
been skating In front of tho Grrimoh
residence when Mrs. Grolman cam#
out aad attacked htr with a whip,
later throwing water unon her. ,Bhs
was so badly frightened that she fell,
striking the sidewalk on the back of
htr head, causing concussion of th#
brain. It Is alleged that tko ehll.l
will be an Invalid for lif#. , .
ALLEGED RIDERS ~
TO BE REARRESTEO
HARIUHnrRfr. Pa.. ,D#C. 4.-MaJ.-
..sn. J. Franklin Boll, chief of staff of th#
United Htatoa army, will be th" guest of
honor at the convention opened bora Ito
day by the National Guard Association
of Pennaylvonla. Gov. fltusrt wi-lsomed
ths guests. —
tomorrow, end In the meantime many
The session will conclude
Racing at El Pare. ^
EL PA BO, To*., liar. 4.-K1 Paso’s 49-
day racing ms#t will open tomorrow aad
_ jstnsn trirougnoui rn# sotiinwepi. i,
ths coming meet ta snccwaful, the pro
moters hop# to mak* Kl Paso a perma
nent center for nintor raring. Ths
GhrUlmoji handicap and th* Derby, for
91.040 each, or* th* features of tbs pro
gram arrested f»r this season.
out th# mandat# of Jurtga Matthew*, df
ths eldest! court of Davldaon county.
* — —a Matt
NoahTtU#, - 'were,'formally fllvuo
savsn of tko eight
rMi-ru, who had b#«n confined
Jail at Nashville, wsre.formallj
Into ths custody of this ahsrtll ef this
rounty this afternoon and will b© confined
In th# J#«l here until ml salad on bond.
Thn a felt* authovttl#* hav* arrxng©«! f#r
th*lr Immediate rrarreat on now Indict-
manta charring complicity In th© lynch
ing of Capt. tUnkin at walnut W-
The man returned era Tom and fl*iT#tt
Johnaon, nob Lre. flam AppUWhttU. Uga
Ctoar, Bob Huffman and Roy Ranaom.
Ihar man. Jess Carter, wiui
removed from the Davtdaon <