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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. .- - Incorporated 1888 VniDfri -IT o/-o
J. H. ESTILL. President. > .'lllMl 1 I .rMIiS.
JAPS MAY NOW
STARVE THEM OUT
ASSAULTS WERE COSTLY
bit ACHIEVED PRACTICAL I)E
--STRL'CTION OK Rl SSIAN FLEET.
(That Is Said lo Have Been the Par
pose of the Japanese, Who Wanted
to Prevent the Fleet from Joining
the Russians* Second Pacific
Squadron— Siege Will Be Continu
ed, But Assaults Will Not Be Made
Tokio, Dec. 9, Evening—ln disabling
Ihe Russian fleet at Port Arthur, pre
cluding the possibility of its being
able to reinforce the Russian second
pacific squadron, the Japanese have
accomplished the main object of the
desperate assaults against the fortress
-which they have been making for the
past three months.
There is now a strong probability
that, while continuing the siege, they
will avoid losses of the magnitude, al
ready attending their efforts and, in
stead of assaulting, will rely on starv
ing out the garrison until it is finally
HOW JAPANESE FIRE"
SEARCHED OUT SHIPS.
Report Showing the ElTeet of the
Shells* l poll the Vessels*.
Tokio, Dec. 9.—Noon.—The following
report, dated Dec. 8, 10 p. m., h'as been
received from the commander of the
naval land batteries in front of Port
“Eight shells struck the protected
cruiser Pallada to-day and set her on
fire. Simultaneously she began to list
to port, lowering astern. She is deem
ed unfit for navigation.
‘•During the action we discovered the
gunboat Giliak to the landward, north
of the battleship Peresviet and bom
barded her. Eleven of our shells were
effective. This vessel Is also deemed
to be disabled.
“The armored cruiser Bayan caught
fire at 11:30 o’clock this morning. The
fire was not extinguished at 4:15 in
the afternoon. Evidently the cruiser Is
The results of our bombardment of
the battleship Sevastopol, the mine
ship (transport) Amur and the trans
ports are not yet known.*’
The above mentioned hits were made
with shells from the heavy guns. Those
made by the small shells are not men
tioned in the report.
Another report from the same eom
fnander, dated 3 o’clock this (Friday)
morning, is as follows:
“As the result of our naval gun
bombardment yesterday (Thursday)
the Bayan was hit six times and the
Amur fourteen times. The Amur is
“Our cannonade directed against the
storehouses and arsenals at the north
east base of Paiyu mountain result
ed in thirty-six hits, causing great
RUSSIAN S~ABAN D 0 N ED
THE SHIPS IN HARBOR.
Tokio, Dec. 9, 5 p. m.—Considerable
astonishment is expressed here over
the fact that the Russians in no way
resisted the disabling of the Port Ar
thur fleet. In (certain quarters, the
opinion is entertained that the Rus
sians opened the seacocks of the sub
merged vessels so as to lessen their
exposure to the Japanese fire.
The recent cessation of mine clear
ing was taken as evidence that the
fleet did not intend to make a sortie.
There was no sign of life on the Rus
sian ships during the bombardment.
Now that the Port Arthur fleet has
•been disabled. It is deemed impossible
for the Russians to overcome the in
feriority of the second Pacific squad
ron to Togo's fleet, unless, at present
unforeseen, the Black sea fleet should
Pass the Dardanelles.
ALEXIEFF MAY GO
DOWN WITH CLADO.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 9.—Capt. Clado
Was arrested this evening by direct
Order of Grand Duke Alexis.
The fact of the arrest and a copy of
the order of arrest were promptly pub
lished for the purpose of showing the
Powers that Russia officially disap
proved of the agitation Capt. Clado
has raised in favor of forcing the
Dardanelles and sending out the Bl’ack
sea fleet, as well as an act of resent
ment of his criticism of the admiralty.
It is rumored to-night that Admiral
■Alexleft, who is generally credited with
having bucked Capt. Clado’s. claim,
has definitely ruined his prospects
thereby and will shortly be relegated
to the Caucasus as viceroy.
SHIPPING IS WARNED
TO KEEP SAFE DISTANCE.
Washington, Dec. 9.—Mr. Griseom,
the American minister at Tokio, has
cabled the State Department that Mr.
Fisher, the American vice consul at
Nagasaki, reports that all shipping has
■been warned to keep twenty miles
away from Pescadores, an island oft
the west coast of Formosa, and that
It Ik reported that fortifications are be
ing constructed at Seoul.
Poslotllrss Ad sored.
Washington, Dec. •.—An order was
Issued in-day advancing a number of
fourth class postmasters to the prest
dentlal grade, to take effect Jan. 1,
r*4t. Georg)* baa four, aa follows
Buena Vista, Hoganavllle and Jeffar*
•*, to the 11,KM I'iaea. and latwrenre
vttle, ll.uos Fiends has two, Fart
I'ierie, It,Ml, and HrooksvUle. lI,W.
J&abatmab JKofning s3cto£
BOTH BARRELS FIRED
And Millionaire Brooks Received
Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 9.—Mortimer
Brooks of New York city, while hunt
ing near Pittsboro, in Chatham coun
ty, this state, to-day, was accidentally
and, it is believed, fatally wounded, by
the discharge of both barrels of his
gun. He was crossing a ditch when
the gun struck some obstruction and
went off, both loads entering his left
side and passing through his body.
A special train from this place bore
Dr. Hubert A. Royster to the wounded
man’s aid, and he, with two other
physicians, are rendering all possible
Mr. Brooks is a millionaire who has
been visiting this section for a num
ber of years on hunting expeditions.
At 11 o’clock to-night Mr. Brooks is
reported to be resting easy, and the
physicians with him, Drs. Royster
and McNider, of Raleigh, and Chapin
and Taylor, of Pittsboro, say there is
no immediate danger. They also say
that his wound is not necessarily fatal.
However, a thorough examination of
his condition has not yet been made.
His wife,- son and Dr. Polk, of New
York, will arrive on a special train in
New York, Dec. 9.—H. Mortimer
Brooks lives on East Sixty-first street
in this city.
Mrs. Brooks and her brother. Mr.
Livermore, started for North Carolina
to-night as soon as word was re
ceived here of the accidental shooting
of Mr. Brooks.
The injured man is well known In
social and financial circles of New
York and is a member of a number of
clubs, including the Metropolitan Club
and the Meadowbrook Club.
Mr. Brooks is wealthy, his fortune
having been derived from a whole
sale importing business in this city.
He has a town house and a villa at
Newport and the family entertained
lavishly. His eldest daughter is Mrs.
John Livermore and a younger daugh
ter is Mrs. Eugene V. R. Thayer of
Boston. His son, Reginald Brooks,
married three years ago, Miss Lang
horne of Virginia, a sister of Mrs.
Charles Dana Gibson. Reginald
Brooks, like his father, is an enthus
TO BEATTHE WOODMEN
Is Alleged to Have Heen the Scheme
Plattsburg, N. Y., Dec. 9. —Three rep
resentatives of the Woodmen of the
World, a fraternal society of Omaha,
Neb., and two detectives left here to
iright for Cleburne, Tex., with a for
mer private soldier who enlisted un
der the name of Henry Lennox and
who was honorably discharged here on
Nov. 12 last.
B. Wood r Jewell of Omaha, chairman
of the Sovereign Finance Committee of
the Woodmen, who was one of the
party, admitted that Lennox is not the
soldier’s real name.
“This man disappeared from his
home in Cleburne, Tex., in 1901, under
circumstances that led his friends to
believe he had been killed,” said Mr.
“Within the last year a suit was
brought by his wife against the Wood
men of the World on his certificate of
membership in the sum of $2,000. The
association employed detectives and
located the man. He willingly con
sented to return and demonstrate that
he is not dead.”
Lennox, as he was known here, had
a good army record. He was born
at New Liberty, Ky„ in 1872, and is
said to be of an influential family.
Plattsburg, N. Y„ Dec. 9.—According
to the authorities, Lennox is believed
to be O. C. Hiller, whose home is said
to be in Cleburne, Tex. Hiller’s horse
and buggy, it is alleged, disappeared
over a steep river bank in Texas and
he was supposed to have been drowned.
Lennox to-night admitted that he had
lived in Texas, but was uncommunica
tive on other matters.
SHIP BUILDING CONCERN.
Company That Famished Lumber
Was the Petitioner.
Philadelphia, Dec. 9.—Receivers were
appointed by Judge Davis In Common
Pleas Court to-day for the Neafle &
Levy Ship and Engine Building Com
pany of this city. The receivers were
appointed on application of the S. B.
Vrooman Company, Limited, of this
city, which concern furnished lumber
to the ship building company. The re
ceivers appointed are John Grange, a
retired banker, and Sommers N. Smith,
vice president and general manager of
the Neafle & Levy Company.
The creditors in their application
state that the larger part of the com
pany’s indebtedness has been incurred
in the work done upon vessels under
construction, and that as the work is
completed, either partially or entirely,
upon each vessel, the stipulated con
tract price will become payable there
on. It was, therefore, made neces
sary, the application says, that for the
protection of the creditors of the com
pany Its operations should not be in
terfered with by writs of attachment
or other executions. The monetl ex
pended on the construction of the at.
Louis, which will eventually be return
ed to the company when the govern
ment pays for the cruiser, is given as
the principal cause for the company’s
present financial stress.
The company will be rehabilitated
and continue in business. It Is stated
the assets far exceed the liabilities.
Goldstein Mnrdereil Had $150,000
Worth on Hl Person nt the 'Time.
Dallas, Tex., Dec. It developed to
day that when mysteriously killed In
this city last Monday night Charlss
Goldstein had in hla possession deeds
to mining properties In Alaska, which
were valued a! about $150,000. The
deeds are missing. Mr. Ooldsteln car
ried them on his person and would not
placs them in a safe deposit vault. It
la known that the documents wars in
his pocket Monday night shortly be tors
his body was found.
Th murder has caused great excite
ment here, coming, as It did. so soon
after a number or similar crimes, and
flit police force Is to be increased, It Is
said, by twenty men In order that the
illy may be mere thoroughly petrolled.
TO GO ON HER BOND
SO MRS. CHADWICK’S IN JAIL.
HOW HER LAWYERS EXPLAIN HER
STAY IN THE TOMBS.
It Is Said a $13,000 Rond (or the
Wouinu Could Have Been Seenred
Had tt Not Been for the Fear ot
Notoriety—Mr*. Chadwick Want
ed to Go to Cleveland, But Her
Lawyers Would Not Consent to
New York, Dec. 9.—After a day full
of disagreements with her counsel as
to whether she should waive examina
tion and go to Cleveland. Mrs. Chad
wick finally consented to remain an
other night in the Tombs, but ex
pressed the hope that she might leave
Mrs. Chadwick had made up her
mind to ignore the advice of her local
counsel, Messrs. Carpenter and Pow
ers, and go to Cleveland to stand trial
there, when late in the afternoon she
received a telegram from her Cleveland
counsel. Judge Albaugh, asking her not
to return to Cleveland just yet. This
telegram caused her to remain over
Lawyer Carpenter then notified Mar
shal Henkel of her intention, and the
marshal and United States Commis
sioner Shields announced that they
would not remain at their offices after
the usual closing hour on her account,
as they did last night.
Lawyers Carpenter and Powers had
a conference after leaving Mrs. Chad
wick, and Mr. Carpenter said that
nothing further would be done for the
In regard to what would be done to
morrow, Mr. Carpenter was non-com
WiUlug to Take Any Rmidumnn.
“Nothing will be done before noon,”
continued Mr. Carpenter. “I do not
care to say whether we have given
up the question of securing bail or not,
but if you know anybody who is will
ing to go on her bond send him along.
We could have obtained bail to-day
were it not for the notoriety attached
to the case.”
Mr. Carpenter declined to discuss
the alleged Carnegie notes, or say
positively whether Mrs. Chadwick
would waive examination to-morrow or
not. Neither would he say anything
about the report that the alleged se
curities of Mrs. Chadwick had been
examined and found to be worthless.
Mrs. Chadwick spent the greater
part of the time from 7 o’clock this
morning until 4 this afternoon in the
corridor in front of her cell. Here
she talked with her lawyers and oth
ers who called to see her. including her
son, Emil and her nurse. Freda. Most
of her visitors remained with her as
long as the prison rules would per
“Behind These Avrfnl Bara.”
Mrs. Chadwick was led to her cell
in the Tombs prison by an attendant
about 4 o'clock. To the matron, Mrs.
“I am glad I -am not going to
Cleveland to-night. I am tired enough
to sleep well, I think, even behind
these awful bars. It has been an ex
tremely trying day, and I am thank
ful it is over. I do not care to go
through many more such ordeals.”
In her cell Mrs. Chadwick ate a
hearty supper. She had chopped beef,
sprinkled.with grated onion, coffee and
The matron said Mrs. Chadwick
showed a marked improvement over
her condition in the morning. After
eating Mrs. Chadwick lay on her cot
and said it was her first peaceful mo
ment since 'her troubles in New York
Warden Flynn of the Tombs was so
nervous over the welfare of Mrs. Chad
wick and the possibilities of her doing
herself bodily harm that to-day he
enforced the rule applied only In ex
ceptional cases of not allowing her
either knife or fork with which to
eat. Consequently the lamb chop
which she ordered had to be cut for
her and she ate it with a spoon.
Qnestlnn of Her Sanity.
A report was current about the
Tombs that a request for the appoint
ment of a commission to examine Mrs.
Chadwick as to her sanity will be
made. Lawyer Powers was asked if
there was any trjith in the rumor.
“I am not prepared to talk on that
point just now," he replied after some
hesitation. He was asked again if
there was any foundation for such a
rumor. He laughed and said:
“It would irfake a pretty good de
fense in a criminal action, wouldn’t
When Mr. Carpenter was asked as
to the probability of securing bail, he
"The situation is exactly the same as
it was last night. Men are willing to
give the bail, but as in the Patterson
case, they fear notoriety.”
HER SISTER UNFOLDS
MRS. CHADWICK’S HISTORY.
Says the Woman Was a Bit Queer
San Francisco, Dec. 9.—Mrs. Alice
M. York of this city has reiterated her
statement that she is the sister of Mrs.
Chadwick, despite the latter's repudia
tion of the relationship. She said:
"My sister, Elizabeth Blgley, now
Mrs. Chadwick, was born ne%r London,
Canada, about 42 years ago. Her girl
hood day* were spent at Eastwood and
Woodstock, which was the home of our
family. She was not a great reader,
and as for having read books on mes
merism and the like, that is ull non
"There was nothing peculiar about
her ag a girl, save that she was a deep
thinker. She always seemed absorbed
In thought and would sit In silence by
the hour. She seemed In a trance, and
never would pay attention to any one.
She would come out of those thinking
spells a* if bewildered. She would
never discuss her strange actions nor
the many troubles In which she be
“She never Indicated that she was
possessed of any hypnotic power. At
the time In Toledo, when she was con
victed of forgery under the name of
Madame DeVere. It Is said she hypne
tlssd a man named Joseph I jamb, an
SAVANNAH. GA.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1004.
express agent, who was arrested with
her. The papers were full of it at
the time, and all the talk was hypno
tism. The hypnotism talk, I repeat,
"It seems to me that my sister had
a mania for doing Just such things that
have noiv involved her in this trouble.
She did not need money, as she had
plenty of it. After that affair in To
ledo, when she was released from
prison, she came to live with me at
FACE VALUE $5*000.000;
ACTUAL VALUE NIL.
Such Wan the iMselnniire ot the
Cleveland, 0.. Dec. 9.—'According to
a story published here to-day. the
package of securities belonging to Mrs.
Chadwick and in the possession of Irl
Reynolds, supposed to contain $3,000,-
000 worth of collateral, was opened to
day. It is declared that while the face
value of the securities was $5,000,000,
the actual value is not 1 cent.
It is also stated that this package
was in a safe deposit vault in Jersey
City until yesterday, when it was tak
en out and brought to this city by Iri
Mr. Reynolds refuses to either deny
or confirm this report.
Believe* He Known How to Trent’
Spinal Men ins it in.
Hartford. Conn., Dec. 9.—A solution
of the method of treating cases of cero
bro-spinal meningitis, commonly
known as spotted fever, which, should
it prove successful, will be a great
aid to the medical profession, is an
nounced by Dr. Arthur J. Wolff, bac
teriologist of the Hartford Board of
Dr. Wolff believes that the anti-tox
ine of spotted fever is found in the
diphtheria germ. When the epidemic
of spotted fever was at its hight in
this city Dr. Wolff, assisted by Dr.
Allen H. Williams, began experiments
with pure cultures obtained by punc
tures made in the spinal canal, and
all these lymphs' so obtained were
found to contain the typical germ
which is the canty of the disease. He
reached the conclusion that the diph
theria bacillus imgy be the much want
ed antl-toxine inf the following man
First, at the time when spotted fever
was at its hight diphtheria died out.
There was not a case reported while
spotted fever was at its hight.
Second, microscopic examination of
the germ taken from the spinal canal
of the victims of ccrebro-spinal menin
gitis showed hardly a trace of the diph
theria germ. In some cases there was
no trace at all, which is wholly un
Before experiments to ascertain the
truth of Dr. Wolff's theory could be
attempted the epidemic of spotted fev
er died out.
TRIAL OF NAN PATTERSON.
\Vltne**PH Who Were Examined nt
the Mistrial are Heard.
New York, Dec. 9.—The testimony
of the several witnesses who were to
day examined at the trial of Nan
Patterson for the murder of Caesar
Young, in the criminal branch of the
Supreme Court, was substantially the
same as that given by the same per
sons at the mistrial.
Frederick Michaels, the driver of the,
cab in which Young was shot, repeat
ed his account of what occurred dur
ing the ride that ended in Young's
Police Captain Dennis Sweeney iden
tified the pistol and said that after
the, shooting Miss Patterson told him
she was looking out of the cab win
dow at the time the shot was fired,
that she heard a muffled report and
then Young fell across her lap.
Policemen Coe and Junior repeated
their statements regarding what oc
curred between the time the shot was
fired and the arrest of Miss Patter
son, and Norman L. Coe a photog
rapher, identified photographs of the
cab and the scene of the shooting.
Daniel O’Reilly, one of Miss Pat
terson’s counsel, was called to the
witness stand by the prosecution. He
said that he had been introduced to
a man who bore the name of J. Mor
gan Smith and that he also knew
Julia Smith and the defendant’s fath
Court adjourned until Monday.
SHAKEN UP IN WRECK
Passenger Train mill Kniclne of n
Work Train Collided.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 9.—A wreck oc
curred lost night between Carson’s and
Stony Greek and about eighteen miles
from Petersburg, on the Atlantic Coast
Line, canned by a collision between the
second aection of the Florida Special
passenger train, southbound, and the
engine of a work train.
Both engines were wrecked, the mall
and baggage cars of the passenger
train were thrown from the track and
the track was blocked until this morn
ing. Engineer Boney and his fireman,
a colored man of the passenger train,
were Injured, the former slightly, as
were also the engineer and fireman of
the work engine.
Howard Simms, the colored fireman
of the work engine, was badly hurt
and was taken to a hospital in Peters
Both mall agents. John Ledbetter
and Samuel G. Wilson, residents of
Petersburg, were injured, but not se
The passengers were severely shaken
up by the crash, but none of them was
THE CHURCHILL STILL OCT.
It !■ Believed That the Schooner Has
Boston, Dec. 9.—The three-masted
schooner William Churchill, which sail
ed from here Nov. 7 for Wilmington,
N. C., has not yet arrived at her des
tination, and the owner* believe that
the ve*el ha* been lo*t. The trip
■hould have been completed In from
ten to fifteen day*, and the Churchill
ha* now been out thirty-three days.
Capt. Joasen was in command, and
shipped a crew of eight man. all for
eigners, from this port,
The Chureblli. which was valued at
$14,900, was built xt New London,
and was owned by W. A. Taft, ot this
“Don't Be Frightened , Bab/ Dear; It Shall Not Sting You
While Nursey Is Near."
—New York Herald.
THEY ARE ORDERED OFF
BY WYNNE. BACKED lY THE
Now That Elections are Over Roose
velt Nays He Wnnts No Federal
OfHre Holders DisplnyinK Perni
cious Activity In Politics—Fl rst
Nliot la Taken nt tlic Poatmnstera,
Hut Other Office lloldera May Have
to Get Off Committees.
By R. M. Lamer.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 9.—There
Is consternation among federal officials
who are members of state committees
over an order issued to-day by Post
master General Wynne, at the in
stance of the President. Now that the
elections are over an<J pernicious ac
tivity Is practically over the President
announces that he is opposed to fed
eral officeholders retaining political
positions on state and other commit
tees and remaining active in partisan
The issue was made on postmasters
In Virginia at Fredericksburg, Peters
burg and two other places. They were
JnJformed that it was against the
policy of the President and the Post
office Department for postmasters to
take activo part In politics, and it is
understood that they have sent in
their resignations to the State Com
mittee, preferring to do this rather
than lose their*positions.
This leaves only one federal office
holder on the Republican State Com
mittee of Virginia, Park Agnew, chair
man of the committee and Internal
revenue collector of the Second Vir
ginia district, which has headquarter*
at Alexandria. It Is understood that
he will not give up his position as
chairman, although there Is a demand
from the Slemp faction that Agnew
be forced to resign. Agnew's friend*
declare that he would resign his col
lectorshlp before he would give up hi*
position as chairman of the State
The Postoffice Department has given
postmasters everywhere to understand
that the President will be rigid in the
enforcement of his policy against ac
tive participation In partisan politics
by federal office holder*.
It remains to he seen how the Pres
ident's order will effect Judson Lyons,
John O. Capers, South Carolina's rep
resentative -on the same committee.
II is probable that If the President
Insist* In carrying out this reform in
the federal service, the offender* will
hold on to their government Job* and
relinquish their polities! honors, a* did
the Virginia postmasters above men
BARON WAS KILLED
WITH FOURTEEN MEN.
Port Nolloth. Cape Colony. Dec, 9.
Baron Von Uuache. with twenty men
proceeding to Warm bad (German
Oouthweet Africa), tdae at lack**'] by
rebels and fourt* of the men wee*
AND BURNED HIS BODY.
The Atrocious Heeit of a Woman
Amerlcus, Ga.. Dec. 9.—The most
heinous murder committed in this vi
cinity in years was revealed this aft
ernoon 4n the discovery of the dead
and charred body of 'Melton Wright,
a negro, 90 years old, concealed behind
a pile of burning pine logs with his
head, arms and legs already burned
The discovery was made by a negro
woman visiting at Wright's house on
a plantation four miles south of Amer
lcus. Wright's wife, Anna Wright, has
since confessed the killing and was
jailed here to-night. She shot her
aged husband as he lay In bed and
afterwards dragged the corpse away
and burned It In an effort to conceal
the crime. The woman’s statement
was that she had been drinking recent
ly and whisky may have caused the
murder, although a white tramp has
been living with the couple recently
for whom the woman conceived a ten
The deliberation exercised In well
nigh destroying the body by fire causes
much astonishment here.
Ipon Suspicion of Being Implicat
ed In Bank Bobberies.
Baltimore, Dec. 9.—Marshal of Po
lice Thomas S. Farnan, his assistant,
James B. Manning, Chief of Detectives
A. J. Humphrey and the entire police
and detective force of the city, re
inforced by private detective* and po
licemen from the various counties of
the state, were busy all day trying to
Identify the prisoners who were ar
rested yesterday and last night sus
pected of being Implicated In recent
bank robberies In this and neighboring
states. Three men, whom the police
suspect of being members of the gang,
were arrested to-night.
Telegrams were received to-day from
the police authorities of Norfolk and
Manassas, Va., and Charleston, 8. C.,
asking that the prisoners be held until
witnesses who can positively identify
them arrive here.
At a late hour to-night there are
twenty-three men locked up In the
station house and two In the Jail.
LOST THEIR LIVES.
They Were Trrls* to Hesene a Ship
London, Dec. 9.—Eleven fishermen
were drowned to-day in an attempt to
uaslst the Norwegian steamer Anglia,
from Hamburg for Sunderland, which
wa* wrecked on the rock* near Now
In response to distress stgnala a doz
en fishermen went out In a fishing
boat, which was struck by a heavy sea
and swamped. A life boat subsequent
ly picked up a single survivor, who
wa* clinging to the fishing boat.
The AngMa’e crew are safe
a (,'EN’iS A COPY.
DAILY IS A YEAR.
WEEKLY !-TniEß-A-WEEK.tI A YEAR
CASE WAS STRENGTHENED
BY THH INVF4ITIUATIOWS OF THR
IIOI'SK M B < IMIMITTEB.
Chief Point Against the Federal
Judge of llir Kortliern District o
Florida mn to Have llrrn Hla
Ii of (ha I'rlvnlo f ar-Alao It la
Hold Against lllm That Ho Fad
dad Hlm I'ipense Account Too
Heavily—Judge's tilde Given.
Washington, Doe. B.—The sub-com
mittee of the Home Judiciary Com
mittee, which has been taking testi
mony in the case of Judge Swayne of
Florida, to-day reported to the full
committee evidence heard since the
adjournment of Congress.
Representative Palmer of Pennsyl
vania, chairman of the sub-commit
tee, was directed to submit to the
House a report for the full committee,
embracing the following:
The Committee on the Judiciary re
spectfully report to the House the
testimony taken In the case of Charles
Swayne since Congress adjourned,
with the conclusion that In their opin
ion said testimony strengthens the case
against the said Charles Swayne."
Representative Palmer, In the report
which he expects to submit to-morrow,
will say that the testimony shows that
Judge Swuyne, while the Jacksonville,
Tampa and Key West Hallway was
In the hands of a receiver, appointed
by him, accepted the free use of a pri
vate car belonging to the company,
stocked with provisions out of funds
of the company and with the com
pany's conductor and cook, went from
Guyen court to Jacksonville; also that
Judge Swayne accepted the use of the
same car to carry himself and a party
of friends from Florida to California
and back, and that he accepted trans
portation for the car and Its occupants
over other roads.
‘Mr. Palmer's report will further say
that the testimony shows that Judge
Swayne charged $lO a day as expenses
actually Incurred for every day he
was away from home, while It will
be added that tbs testimony of wit
nesses shows his expenses to have
been less than that amount.
Mr. Palmer will Incorporate In the
report the testimony given by Judge
Swayne In his own behalf. Including
that part In which Mr. Swayne justi
fies his use of the car.
The table Creek Troubles.
Charleston, W. Va.. Dec. o.— To-day
the operators and the striking mlnsrs
In the Cabin Creek district came to
sn agreement, the terms of which are
that the operators shell stop the evic
tions whi< h began Wednesday, and the
union miners wilt quietly leave the
pretnlaM of the Cabin Croak operators
and seek employment In other fields
There are thirty eparaUens m the
Cabin crash field ft am which marc
than 7*u families will withdrew wlllili
the nest two week*