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J. H. ESTII.L. President. •
VISIT THE SOUTH
NO EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
TO INTERFERE WITH HIS PLANS
FOR NEXT SPRING.
The President Annonnced to
Callers That He Had Decided Not
to Call an Extraordinary Session
in tlie Spring; tor a Revision of the
Tariff—Soeli a Session May Be Held
<V e xt Fall— lnvitation Front Mobile
Washington, Dec. 10. —No extraordi
nary session of Congress will be held
next spring for a revision of the tariff.
That has been decided definitely. The
question of an extraordinary session
next fall is in abeyance.
President Roosevelt announced this
decision to several of his callers to
day. The President said he had aban
doned any idea of convening Congress
in the spring, as it did not seem prac
ticable to hold a session for tariff re
vision at that time. He indicated, how
ever, that he might call a session for
next fall, although no absolute deter
mination of that point yet has been
In view of this decision the Presi
dent told Representative Cooper of
Texas that he had decided to make a
Southern trip early next spring.
W. S. Tebbetts, collector of customs
at Mobile, Ala., on behalf of the city
government of Mobile, Invited the
President to visit that city on his
Southern trip. Later, the invitation
will be extended formally in writing.
Recently the President’s mail has
contained cordial invitations from
various Southern cities, and in
dividuals, all of which have
increased his desire to visit va
rious points in the South some time
next April or May, should he carry
out his present intention to attend the
reunion of his old Rough Rider regi
ment in Texas. The date for the event
is being kept opeiF to meet the con
venience of the President.
t'unuot Accept All Invitational.
At the White House it is authorita
tively stated that under any circum
stances it will be impossible for the
President to accept all the invitations
which have already come to him fronh
the various localities in that part of
the country. While no definite plans
have been arranged, those who will
eventually map out the programme say
there will be but few stops between
Washington and Texas. The first prin
cipal stop after leaving Washington,
will be at Atlanta. While at Atlanta
the President proposes to visit Ros
well. the home of his mother, which
is but a short distance from the Cap
ital City of Georgia. From Atlanta
it is proposed to go to Birmingham,
•Ala., stopping at Tuskegee, to visit
Booker Washington's Industrial School.
The return trip from Texas has not
been fully considered, so that at pres
ent only these three stops have been
NOT LIKE VARDANIAN’S
IS FRANKLIN’S TALK.
This Mississippinn Seems to Love
St. Lopis, Dec. 10.—Several hundred
native Mississippians attended the an
nual banquet of the Mississippi So
ciety of St. Louis held to-night at the
Buckingham Club and listened to ad
dresses, among which was one by Hon.
Malcolm Franklin of Columbus, Miss.,
expressive of good will toward Presi
Mr. Franklin said in part: “Not for
oil the glories of war nor all the vic
tories of peace, would I utter one
word which would reflect upon my
state. I hold in my heart as a sacred
heritage all of her past in which she
lias blazoned the pages of history with
deeds matchless and sublime, but I
wish to say here and would that my
voire could be heard in every nook and
corner of our common country, be
cause I knefvv that I voice the senti
ment of Mississippi, when I say we
are grateful to President Roosevelt for
his kindly words of the exhibit we
made at your great fair. We are
grateful to’President Francis for the
gracious courtesy which prompted him
to give us official notice of the Pres
■ !I speak the truth, when I say
Mississippi and the entire South wants
‘he friendship and were pleased with
the words of compliment spoken of us
hy the President of our country.
President Roosevelt has given recent
evidence of his desire to be our friend,
and it will he a happiness for us to
meet him more than half way. The
President is a half Southerner.
Through his veins flow the proudest
olood of Georgia, and his kinsmen
drew stainless swords in defense of
the flag of the South. We only ask
him to look upon us as citizens of a
common and united country."
keeln* That No Crooked Work Is
Done In Kanawha.
Cincinnati, Dec. 10.—A Tlmes-Star
■pedal from Charleston, W. Va., says:
For a month armed guards have
been keeping watch over the ballots
ost in Kanawha county In the elec
tion held Nov. 8. The guard Is being
maintained by John Melton, the Dem
ocratic candidate for sheriff of Kana
wha county. Melton, on the face of
the returns the morning after elec
was elected by n majority of
nearly 200. He organised a party of
mends to stand guard over the vaults
l"' 1 ~,at he receives fair nlav.
Melton’s opponent, Press Smith, the
Republican candidate, has filed a pro
t< st, a recount Is now in progress.
Brooks Will Probably Hseovrr.
Raleigh, N. C., Dae. 10.—A report
to-day from Pitta boro, asya
'h condition of Mortimer Hrooks, the
New York rnl I lion*'re, who was shot
on a hunting expedition, continues fav
orable, and II la thought ha will ra
covrr. His wife, son and physician ar
•( Pttisboro to day on a spouai
GIRL WAS KIDNAPPED.
Held for More Than 11 Year in the
New York, Dec. 10.—Lulu McLaugh
lin, who disappeared mysteriously from
her home In Newark, N. J., on June
15, 1903, was brought back to that city
to-day and restored to her mother by
a detective who says that he found
Manorkill, Catskill mountains.
Trie girl, who is 14 years old, tells
a story of having been kidnapped by
a woman, taken to Manorkill and
compelled to do all kinds of drudgery
on a farm there. She says she re
peatedly tried to communicate with
her parents, but was so closely watch
ed that she had no opportunity of mail
ing a letter or getting any word to
them of her plight.
Capt. Howard Winne, a Catskill
guide, informed the police 6f Newark
a few days ago that a girl was being
detained at Manorkill and that her
family ought to be informed. A com
plaint was sworn out and, accom
panied by the guide, the detective
started for the Catskills. The detec
tive say's he found the girl at the
home of Mrs. Elizabeth Rook, in Man
orkill. When Mrs. Rook was told that
he intended to take the girl, she pro
tested, but when informed by the de
tective that he had a document that
could cause her arrest, she allowed
the child to go without further inter
A $30,000,000 CONCERN.
It I* to Succeed the United State*
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 10.—The Bethle
ham Steel Corporation, with an autho
rized capital of $30,000,000, was incor
porated here to-day.
The corporation will succeed the
United States Shipbuilding Company,
now in the hands of former United
States Senator James Smith, Jr., as re
ceiver. Among the incorporators is
George R. Sheldon, head of the reor
ganization committee of the shipbuild
ing company. Other incorporators are
Charles S. Fairchild, John E, Borne,
Pliny Fiske, Max Nathan and Charles
The company is authorized to do all
kinds of mining and manufacturing,
including the construction of ships and
of ordnance. A board of directors of
nine members and an executive com
mittee of three members are provided
Of the capital $15,000,000 is to be pre
ferred stock, with 7 per cent, non
NINE SAILORS MAY
HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES.
Schooner Went Aground and They
Left in Dories.
Provfncetown, Mass., Dec. 10.—The
Boston fishing schooner Fishhawk ar
rived here late to-night, with nine men
of her crew missing and believed to
have been lost in attempting to reach
shore while the vessel was temporarily
aground on Peaked Hill Bar at 8
The men left the Fishhawk, five In
one dory and four in another, in the
belief that the vessel, which was then
pounding on the bars, would go to
The dories used by the men have
been reported earlier to-night as com
ing ashore at Highland Light, right
side up, with oars and clothes bags in
The body of one of the crew of the
schooner Fishhawk was washed ashore
near H.ighland Light at midnight. This
is believed to establish the fact that
the nine men who left the schooner in
dories were lost.
Think* an Approprlntion Should Be
Made for the Exposition.
Washington, Dec. 10.—Gen. Fitz
hugh Lee, president of the Jamestown
Exposition Company, had a, talk with
President Roosevelt to-day about the
exposition. He thanked the President
for his interest in the project as ex
pressed in his message. He referred
to the announcement that the sub
committee of the House Committee on
Industrial Arts and Expositions had
decided not to recommend an appro
priation for the Jamestown exposition,
but would recommend that provision
be made for a naval display there.
The promoters of the enterprise ex
pected that an appropriation would be
made by the government for the ex
position and they feel that, as they
favored the appropriations for the
St. Louis and Portland expositions,
they ought to have similar treatment.
The Virginia members of Congress will
make a contest for the appropria
COMING TO SAVANNAH.
Will Meet Yale Alnmnl Here and In
Other Southern Cities.
New Haven, Conn.. Dec.. 10.—It is
announced that early next spring
President Hadley of Yale will make
a trip through the South to meet the
Yale alumni associations of Savannah,
New Orleans, the Alabama State As
sociation and perhaps the Yale Alumni
Association of the state of Texas.
The trip is undertaken for the pur
pose of bringing the Yale alumni and
Yale interests of the South in closer
touch with the university.
Prof. Sneath, head of the new Yale
summer school, has also gone on a
Southern trip to promote the interests
of that branch of the university.
Verdict Aitai*t Woodmen.
Mobile. Ala.. Dec. 10.-In the United
States Circuit Court to-day Mrs. Mav
llnu A. Sodden was given a verdict
for 12.1 U against the Sovereign Camp,
Woodmen of the World. Her husband,
master of the schooner Bresk CDay,
was lost In the Caribbean sea and pay
ment was refused oil his policy be
cause there was no proof of death.
(.'end it ton of Winter Wbrnt.
Washington, Dec. 10. -The crop re
port of the Department of Agriculture
•turns the condition of winter wheat
to be Mt , acreage H.lM.Msi, a decrease
of I.C per cent. ,
THE CASE OF MRS. CHADWICK
OFFERS NEW SENSATIONS
Further Evidence Presented to Show a Gigantic Swindle.
PROMISE TO MAKE
THE BANK TRUSTEE
WON FOR MRS. CHADWICK.
BECKWITH AND SPEAR WERE
ALSO PROMISED gIO.OOO A YEAH.
Oberlin, 0., Dec. 10.—The confession
of President C. T. Beckwith, of the
wrecked Citizens National Bank of
Oberlin, now in possession of the
federal authorities, is a story so re
markable as to be almost unbelievable.
The unequivocal statement is made
in the confession that Mrs. Chadwick
secured the immense loans by a writ
ten promise delivered into the hands
of the banker that the Citizens Bank
would he made the trustee of the $5,-
000,000 estate, which has just been re
vealed to the world as an absolute
The written promise delivered by
Mrs. Chadwick to Beckwith w*as to the
effect that her affairs would be turned
over to the Oberlin bank July 1, 1903.
In consideration therefor, President
Beckwith and Cashier Spear were to
receive SIO,OOO a year each for their
trouble. In addition, the bank Was
to be given a bonus of close to $40,-
000 when the loans had all been paid
That statement answers fully the
oft repeated question: “What in the
world actu'ated the two offickAs of the
Oberlin bank in making the immense
loans from the bank’s funds without a
scintilla of actual security?"
Named a Mythical Trustee.
The written confession of Beckwith
goes into details of the explanation
made by Mrs. Chadwick as to the
manner in which the estate was then
being handled. The Wade Park Bank
ing Company of Cleveland was used
simply as a depository for the securi
ties, according to the tale that the
Cleveland woman made the bankers
The estate was said by Mrs. Chad
wick to be in the hands of three
trustees, all New York men. The
name of one of them was given as
William Baldwin. Mrs. Chadwick said
she could not get hold of the money,
except through Baldwin, whom the
banker now believes to be a mythical
person. Baldwin attended to all the
business of handling the interest from
the bonds and turned it over to Mrs.
Chadwick as it became due. The
bankers were told that the yearly in
come was $750,000. Repeated efforts
were made on the part of Beckwith to
get into communication with Baldwin,
but they were always unsuccessful.
An excuse was always ready, when
inquiry concerning Baldwin was press
ed. . _
Coulil Get Only Promise*.
The Oberlin bank was to be made
the trustee of the estate as soon as the
contract with the then alleged trustees
was ended, which was said to be July
1, 1903. When July lof last year came
around, matters were said to be in
such shape as to make it necessary
for the estate to remain in the same
hands for some little time longer.
With the end of their troubles In
sight and a golden harvest within grasp,
as the Oberlin bankers believed, they
were put off to commence upon a
period of torturing anticipation, which
ended with the closing of the doors
of the institution And the arrest of
both the president and cashier.
In his statement of his dealings with
Mrs. Chadwick, President Beckwith
told of repeated visits to Mrs. Chad
wick when promises were made that
the money would soon be forthcom
Finally, W. R. Bedortha, attorney for
the Oberlin bank, on his deathbed, told
several directors of the bank that
President Beckwith was involved with
Mrs. Chadwick. This was followed by
a trip to New York, participated in
by the president and three directors.
On this occasion Attorney Powers was
with Mrs. Chadwick. Representations
were received that every arrangement
w'as made to settle the Oberlin claim,
except the signature of Mrs. Chadwick.
This was to be forthcoming the next
day, and the directors went home satis
fied. President Beckwith stayed over,
but was again disappointed.
Heckwlth Threatened Suicide.
President Beckwith was never able
to get a look at the $5,000,000 securities,
but his visits to the Wade Bank in
Cleveland to see Cashier Reynolds, cus
todian of the collateral, assured him
somewhat. President Beckwith says
he hud several Interviews with Dr.
Chadwick, who assured him that his
wile was able to meet her obligations.
One tragic incident related by Beck
with in the written confession concerns
a visit of President Beckwith, Cashier
Spear and Judge Albaugh to the Cleve
land home of Mrs. Chadwick. The two
bmnkers pleaded for money. Mrs. Chad
wick mads mors promises. Mr. Beck
with was aroused to angtr, and when
he saw the hopelessness of it ail, ha
threatened to commit suicide. He drew
a revolver. Mrs. Chadwick cried that
“All would be loot" If the banker ear
ned out hie threat. The raeult we
that the banker* again railed upon
Continued o beventb Page,
SAVANNAH. GA.. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 11. 1904.
THE GOLD BRICK
IRI REYNOLDS GOT
MUCH WEALTH ON PAPER
AND DECORATED WITH THE NAME
OF ANDREW CARNEGIE.
Cleveland, 0., Dec. 10.—The feature
of to-day’s developments in the finan
cial transactions of Mrs. ■ Cassia L.
Chadwick was the disclosure that she
had in possession directly and indirect
ly alleged securities to the amount of
nearly $14,000,000. These all bear the
name of Andrew Carnegie and are as
Note held by Citizens National Bank
of Oberlin, $500,000; note held by Citi
zens National Bank of Oberlin, $250,-
000; note admitted to exist by Presi
dent Beckwith, $500,000; not held by
Iri Reynolds, $5,000,000; certificate of
trusteeship for securities held by Rey
nolds, $7,500,000; total $13,750,000.
With this backing Mrs. Chadwick
was enabled to obtain large loans dur
ing the past two or three years, most
of which was repaid, however. The
only financial Institution that has, so
far as known, been compelled to close
on account of the woman’s dealings
has been the Citizens National Bank
of Oberlin, the president and cashier
of which are now under indictment and
under bail on the charge of misappli
cation of national bank funds.
The inducements offered the Oberlin
bank officials were stated to-day to
have been the promise of Mrs. Chad
wick to Messrs. Beckwith and Spear
that their bank was to be made the
trustee of Mrs. Chadwick’s $5,000,000
estate and that the bankers were each
to receive a yearly salary of SIO,OOO
for their services. An additional bonuß
of $40,000 was promised the bank when
the loans were repaid.
Minister in the Case.
Rev. Dr. Charles A. Eaton, pastor
of the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church,
through whose brother’s law firm In
Boston Mrs. Chadwick first met Mr.
Newton of Brookline, has refused to
make any reply to Mr. Newton's state
ment to-day concerning the minister’s
connection with the case. Dr. Eaton’s
family reports him confined to his bed
and Inaccessible to Interviewers. Dr.
Eaton did, however, hear what Mr.
Newton had to say about his (New
ton’s) transactions with Mrs. Chad
The legal aspect of the case locally
has taken on anew phase to-day by
the appointment of a second receiver
for the Chadwick property In behalf
of Banker Newton. The appointment
was vigorously opposed by counsel, ap
pointed by the federal court a few
days ago, to take over the Chadwick
possessions. An attempted injunction
to prevent the second receiver from
acting was frustrated by his escaping
service and obtaining possession of the
Chadwick papers held by Iri Reynolds.
Tlioe Alleged Securities.
Attorney A. A. Sterns, rep
resenting Herbert D. Newton
of Brookline, Mass., made an
authoritative statement to-day con
cerning the securities that were found
In the packages left with Iri Reynolds
by Mrs. Chadwick.
Package No. 1, contained a note
made payable to Cassie L. Chadwick,
dated, May 20, 1902, for $5,000,000 and
payable in fifteen months. It was
signed with the name of Andrew Car
negie. In package No. 1, was also
a trust agreement, dated, Feb. 27, 1901,
and signed, "Andrew Carnegie,” pur
porting to be a receipt for securities
delivered to Andrew Carnegie by Fred
erick R. Mason, deceased, uncle of
Cassie L. Chadwick, the value of the
securities belijg placed at $7,500,000, and
to be productive of income. These se
curities purported to be bondu of the
United States Steel Corporation, the
Caledonian Railway of Scotland and
the Great Western Railway of Eng
Package No. 2 contained a duplicate
copy of the trust agreement.
Package No. 3 contained a promis
sory note for SI,BOO, signed hy Emily
and Daniel Pine, and made payable to
Cassie L. Chadwick, and a mortgage
securing the same.
The “Trust Agreement.”
The so-called trust agreement reads
“Know all men by these presents,
that I, Andrew Carnegie of New York
city, do hereby acknowledge that I
hold in trust for Mrs. Cassie L. Chad
wick, wife of Dr. Leroy S. Chadwick
of 1824 Euclid avenue, city of Cleve
land, county of Cuyahoga and state
of Ohio, property assigned and deliv
ered to me for said Cassie 1,. Chad
wick by her uncle. Frederick R. Ma
son, in his lifetime (now deceased),
which property Is of the appraised
value of ten million two hundred and
forty-six thousand dollars (510.24C,-
•flaO.OO) consisting of 2,500 shares of
Great Western Railway stock of Eng
land and Wales, valued at two million
one hundred thousand dollars ($2,100,-
000); 1,800 shares of Caledonian Rail
way stock of Scotland, valued
st one million one hundred
and forty-six thousand dollars
($1,144,000), and bonds of the United
Htwtes Bteel Corporation of New Jer
sey, bearing 6 per cent, fnterest, of
the par vslu* of ssvsn million ($7,000,-
“The income from the shore describ
ed property, I agree to pay over to
said Cassie L. Chadwick, send-an
nually, between the Drat and fifteenth
days of June and December of each
year during the Ilf# of this trust, with
out any deduct ion or charge* for serv
ice* or expenses of any kind, rills
Lrust to temaln in full few#
Continued n Seventh Fog*.
THEY DON’T WANT
TO YIELD HER UP
ATTORNEYS MAY FIGHT
BEFORE MRS. CHADWICK IS TAK
EN RACK TO OHIO.
New York, Dec. 10.—Mrs. Cassie L.
Chadwick is still confined in a cell
in the Tombs. Philip Carpenter, her
attorney, said to-night that she would
not go to Cleveland before Monday,
and the belief is prevalent that she
will not go to the Ohio city without
a fight. Her counsel, both here and
in Ohio, unite in opposing her volun
tary departure from New York.
It was said late to-night that a
bondsman has been found who will
qualify in $15,000, the amount of ball
demanded by United States Commis
sioner Shields, before whom Mrs.
Chadwfck was arraigned. The name
of the person will not be made pub
lic until Monday, when it is said he
will sign the bond.
The matter, according to the author
ity for the statement, could have been
settled to-day, but Mrs. Chadwick de
sired to remain in the Tombs over
Sunday that she might have more time
to consider her future action. Several
men would have given the necessary
bail had they been able to do so
without their names becoming public,
but the law states that the identity
of the bondsmen cannot be kept se
cret. It is also contrary to the court’s
ruling for a lawyer to give ball for
Received No Callers.
Mrs. Chadwick remained quietly In
her cell to-day, receiving no callers,
other than her counsel, son and nurse.
She availed herself of the privilege
which allows prisoners to exercise in
the corridor during certain hours, and
also read the papers, besides receiving
several letters and telegrams.
Relieved from the nervous tension
which preceded her arrest, Mrs. Chad
wick is recovering her normal physical
condition. She had a severe attack
of illness In the afternoon, but readily
responded to treatment and is much
better to-night. Her appetite is good
and she ate three hearty meals to
Just what has become of the money
Mrs. Chadwick is alleged to have
raised on loans is a question which Is
interesting persons connected with the
case. It has been claimed that three
years ago she settled $2,500,000 on her
husband, Dr. Leroy S. Chadwick, and
that since that time she has borrowed
N'w Want the llimlmnd.
A rumor Is current to-night that ef
forts will be made at once to locate
Dr. Chadwick and his daughter, who
sailed for Havre, France, on the steam
er Savoie from this port Nov. 3. They
have been reported from several places
In Europe, but Mrs. Chadwick and her
attorneys have kept their exact where
abouts a secret.
Another matter of Interest in the
case Is the statement that Dr. Chad
wick is said to have given Herbert D.
Newton of Brookline, Mass., two
checks aggregating $50,000 in part pay
ment for his wife’s indebtedness, which
are alleged to have come back from
the bank upon which they were drawn,
stamped “Without funds.”
It was Intimated to-day that if Dr.
Chadwick does not return from Eu
rope soon, these checks may figure in
Mrs. Chadwick received a note In her
cell to-day, Informing her that the
package held by Iri Reynolds, of
Cleveland, had been opened and found
valueless. She read the note carefully
and with apparent Interest, but refused
to make any statement.
SAYS PICTURE IS THAT
OF MADAME DEVERE.
San Francisco, Dec. 10. —Mrs. Alice
M. York has Identified a photograpli
of Mme. DeVere, published In an East
ern newspaper, as that of Mrs. Chad
wick, who, she says, is her sister.
She declines to make any further
statement regarding the latter’s early
life, and declares that she knows noth
ing regarding Mrs. Chadwick’s troubles.
NEWTON EXPLAINS HOW
HE WAS DECEIVED.
A Few Thing* He Would Like to
Know About the 4 n*e,
Boston, Dec# 10.—In an interview to
day concerning the Chadwick case,
Herbert D. Newton said: “Now that
Mrs. Chadwick has been arrested, I
think that it In my duty to show up
the whole miserable fabric of falsehood
that has been worked on me and on
several other people in the country. I
hear that certnln packages alleged to
contain several millions in securities
has been opened in Cleveland, and that
they were worthless. If this is true I
would Ilk' to have someone tell me
how It was that the woman Induced
lrl Reynolds to sign his name to a list
of securities and then have that sig
nature vouched for by on# of the moat
prominent ministers of Cleveland.
“That It was vouched for there Is
no doubt. I sow the voucher and the
list of securities that Mrs. Chadwick
was supposed to have deposited in the
Wad* Fork National Bank. The list
of eecuriUe* was signed by Mr. Rey
nolds a* being Ui ills possession sod
his signature teas vouched for bp the
Rev rihsiios A. Baton
“Mrs Chadwick showed ms tbs ae-
CwhUouod on be vend# Fogs.
BANKER UNDER ARREST.
A Note for g1.t.000 Was llte ratine ot
New York. Dec. 10.—George E. Fish
er, the Wall street hanker, who was
arrested last night, charged with grand
larceny, was arraigned before Magis
trate Ominen in the Tombs Court to
day and held in SI,OOO ball for exami
nation on Dec. 13. The complainant
was T. Ashby Blythe of Philadelphia.
The arrest grew out of transactions
with (he Southern Textile Company, a
New Jersey corporation formed about
two years ago. In his statement to
the court the attorney for the com
“On March 28 last T. Ashby Blythe,
the nominal complainant: Peter H.
Corr, T. W. Pratt, George E. Fisher,
the accused, and E. C. Brown, entered
into an agreement to underwrite a
note for $15,000 in favor of the South
ern Textile Company. Each guaran
teed to make good the following sums;
Blythe, $3,000; Corr, $3,000; Pratt, sl,-
500; Fisher, $3,750; Brown, $3,750, and
a man named David Bennett King, sl,-
500. The note was a sixty-day note,
and when the time expired It was not
"Fisher told Corr and Blythe that
he had paid the note and that they
must reimburse him. On June 15. the
day after Fisher was supposed to have
paid the note, Blythe sent his personal
draft to Fisher for $3,750, and Corr
sent his personal check for $3,750, they
assuming Pratt's indebtedness of sl,-
“A week ago Blythe and Corr, who
had paid their share, received a let
ter from the attorney for the holder
of the note, asking them to pay the
amount they had guaranteed. Investi
gation showed that Fisher, who said
he had paid the full amount on June 14,
had not paid one cent.”
In reply 'the attorney for Fisher
"The Southern Textile Company
wanted money very badly last March.
Mr. Fisher at times has loaned as much
as $35,000 to this company, and be
cause he did not want to have it dis
closed to the general public how much
the company was indebted to him, in
other words, he did not want to have
the public know his entire business
dealings, he arranged to have the men
named Join with him In apparently in
suring 'the note. He went to Edward
Langdon, former president of the Mer
chants’ Trust and also of the Central
National Bank, and they got him to
take the note. They deposited with Mr.
Langdon bonds of the Southern Textile
Company as collateral. The note was
Indorsed by the six people and Mr.
Fisher took it upon himself to make
the full payment when the note fell
due. When it did fall due, Blythe and
Corr sent $7,500 to Mr. Fisher, which
Mr. Fisher took to Mr. Uongdon In
person. Mr. Langdon returned to
Blythe and Corr their bonds In one
half the amount of the collateral.”
Even TlioiikH Expert* Find He tin*
No It cumoiiliiu Power*.
Berlin, Dec. 10.—Dr. Carl Stumpf,
professor of psychology at the Univer
sity of Berlin, and two colleagues, Dr.
C. Von Mornkbostel and Dr. O. Pfungst,
have ended months of experiment with
Von Osten’s horse, Hans. They find
that the secret of the animal's replies
is in his powers of observation, which
enable him to perceive while he looks
at his questioner the instant he has
reached a correct answer. Thus they
found the horse was unable to tap out
a correct answer to a question when
the person putting It did not know the
answer, for example, “How many per
sons are In the group behind me?”
The questioner, not looking himself,
did not know the number and Hans
was unable to give a correct reply, nor
was he able when wearing blinders to
calculate or perform the simplest
Stumpf does not doubt the good faith
of Von Osten, but he concluded that
the horse’s long training had taught
him to detect by eyesight changes in
the bearing of his questioner as he
reached the right number of hoof beats
in spelling or in using the counting
This sharpness of observation In It
self Is most remarkable, as the horse
notes movements or changes In ex
pression invisible to others and of
which the questioner is unconscious.
BODY OF SCHEvInEI”
FOUND IN THE OCONEE.
He Hail Disappeared After Eating a
Athens, Ga., Dec. 10.—This morning
at 9 o’clock the dead body of Leonard
Schenevel wa3 found in the Oconee
river, just below the Georgia Railroad
trestle. He had fallen from the tres
tle and had met his death by drown
ing. He had not been seen since
Thursday, Just after he had eaten a
birthday dinner, he being 61 years old
at that time. He had (teen foT many
years a well known bookkeeper In this
Horrible Death of a Negro Near
Waynesboro, Ga., Dec. 10.—News has
Just reached the city of the death of a
negro named Rubber Hannah, who was
employed at the sawmill of Mr. Pen
nington, a few miles distant from here.
The negro had piled up some lumber
near a saw and in getting a piece of
lumber down, the pile fell on him,
knocking him against the swiftly mov
ing saw. which cut him In half, leav
ing on either side of the saw a part
of his body.
New York, Dec. 10.—The suspension
of Frederick F. Ketchner, a member of
the Consolidated Stock Exchange, wax
announced to-day. He had an of
fice at 62 Broadway, where, it was
said, he had not been seen during the
|i.td three days. He had 'been a
member of the exchange, but three
years, officials of the exchange say
that Mr, Heichner was involved in
a dispute over a stock ex< hange trans
action with another member. He was
directed to pay over certain autos In
settlement of the dispute. His failure
to do so resulted in his suspension.
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Muiloch. Poet master General of Can
ed* woe granted an eudieme by
President Ins* The Rraeldsni dis
played freet cordiality to toe visit ur.
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A JAP CRUISER
STRUCK A MINE
THE CAPTAIN AND 38 MEN
WENT DOWN WITH THE SAIYEN
NEAR PORT ARTHUR.
Vessel Wa* With the Detached
Sqaartron, Co-operating in the
Bombardment, When It Ran Upon
a lia*Nlnn Mine—Other Vessels
Sent Launches to the Re*ene and
IN it lllccr* and 175 Men Were
Saved— \ nnon iiecment I* Official.
Toklo. Dec. 10.—The Japanese cruiser
Saiyen struck a mine and sank Nov.
30. Fifteen officers and 175 men were
rescued. Capt. TaJlma and thirty
eight others went down with the ship.
The Navy Department announces
that the Saiyen. commanding the de
tached squadron, while co-operating
with the army in bombarding Port Ar
thur Nov. 30, struck a Russian mine
and was seen to be enveloped in
The gunboat Akagl, which was also
engaged in shelling Port Arthur, im
mediately ceased firing and went to
the rescue of the Saiyen. Finding that
the latter was making water rapidly,
the Akagl anchored near the sinking
ship and co-operating with the other
Japanese ships’ launches, succeeded in
rescuing fifteen officers and 175 men,
but the others went down with the
HAVOC WAS WROUGHT
BY THE JAPANESE FIRE.
Position* of (lie Ilu**lnu Ship* the
Shell* Sought tint.
Toklo, Dec. 10.—The commander of
the Japanese naval guns at Port Ar
thur reported at 9 o’clock Friday night
“Our bombardment to-day resulted
in five hits on the Pobeida and seven
on the Bayan, setting her on firs and
causing a 25 degrees list to port. She
threatens to keel over at high tide.
The upper decks of the Retvizan and
Poltava are submerged to the foot of
the conning towers.
“The Pallada is listing considerably
to port and the Pobieda to starboard,
both exposing their hulls below the
“At high tide a portion of their up
per decks seems to be submerged.
“The Peresvlet at high tide has her
stern walk and fore torpedo tubes
submerged. The Giliak is lying close
to land near the southern base of
Peiyu mountain. She has listed 20 de
grees. is evidently damaged and ia
resting on the bottom.
“The Sevastopol left the harbor at
dawn and anchored, evidently for the
purpose of escaping our bombard
THE TORPEDO BOATS
Toklo, Dec. 10.—11 a. m.—lt is re
ported here that since the commence
ment of the bombardment of the Rus
sian fleet in Port Arthur harbor the
observers on 203 Meter Hill have seen
nothing of the Russian fleet of torpedo
boat destroyers, and it Is presumed
It Was taken shelter behind Laoti
The Japanese fleet lying oft the en
trance to the harbor, is constantly on
the alert In anticipation of an at
tempt being made by any of the Rus
sian warships to escape and seek re
fuge in some neutral port.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 10.—As a result
of the unsuccessful attempts of Grand
Duke Sergius, uncle of the Emperor
and Governor General of Moscow, and
M. Muravieff, the Minister of Justice,
to block the Liberal movement, both
are reported to have resigned.
It is reported that M. Muravieff a
letter tendering his resignation to the
Emperor declares that the principle of
autocracy formed the basis of his pol
icy during his tenure of office, but a*
even officials in his department per
mitted absolutely contrary ideas to
prevail, he cannot continue to serve his
majesty as a loyal subject.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 10.—Gen. Kuro
patkln reports some unimportant en
counters during the night of Dec. S.
Russian sharpshooters, reconnoltering
southward of Bentzlaputz, attacked a
Japanese post, bayonetted a number
and took eleven prisoners, of whom
only four were wounded. The same
night a number of Japanese attacks
were made on Russian advanced en
trenchments near the railroad. They
were ell repulsed.
Jibuti!. French Somaliland, Dee. 19.
Tba Second division of th# Russian
Second Pacific squadron, commanded
by Roar Admiral Vuaikeraam, has sail
ed for th* Island of Madagascar.
fillet A boat Nabdaa.
Mukden, Dae. Id—lt was snowing to
day Mid general ffirisi prevailed TWa
Continued an Sevaatk rig*.