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the morning NEWS. I Established 1850. .- - Incorporated 188 Sf J. H. ESTII.L. President. • ROOSEVELT WILL 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 Extended. 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 reached. 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 discussed. NOT LIKE VARDANIAN’S IS FRANKLIN’S TALK. This Mississippinn Seems to Love the President. 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 dent Roosevelt. 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 ident’s words. ■ !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." armedliuardTare WATCHING BALLOTS. 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 jSabannal) JHufniruj NUMBER 17.8G9. GIRL WAS KIDNAPPED. Held for More Than 11 Year in the Catskill Mountain*. 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 ference. THE BETHLEHEiTsTEEL A $30,000,000 CONCERN. It I* to Succeed the United State* Shipbuilding Company. 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 W. Wetmore. 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 for. Of the capital $15,000,000 is to be pre ferred stock, with 7 per cent, non cumulative dividends. 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 o’clock to-night. 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 pieces. 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 them. 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. leeTdoesnt like"it. 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 tion. PRESIDENT HADLEY 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 myth. 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 back. 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 believe. . 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 ing. 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 follows: 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 wick. 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 land. 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 as follows: “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,- 000) dollars. “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 his client. 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 day. 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 over $600,000. 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 international proceedings. 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 the Arre*t. 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 plainant said: “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 met. "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,- 600. “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 said: "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.” HORSE IsTmaTvEL 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 count. 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 apparatus. 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 Rlrtliriuy Dinner. 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 city. his bodysawedinlialf. Horrible Death of a Negro Near Waynesboro. 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. Itelehner Suspended. 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 | 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. Audtenee With Dies. Memo CUP. Dec. 16 Kir William Muiloch. Poet master General of Can ed* woe granted an eudieme by President Ins* The Rraeldsni dis played freet cordiality to toe visit ur. 5 CENTS A COPY. DAILY. $8 A YEAR. WEEKLY 2-TIMEB-A-WEEK $1 A YEAR 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 smoke. 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 ship. 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 as follows: “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 water line. “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 ment.” THE TORPEDO BOATS HAVE DISAPPEARED. 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 mountain. 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. RUSSIAN OFFICIALS REPORTED RESIGNED. 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. KUROPATKIN REPORTS RUSSIAN SUCCESSES. 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. RUSSIANS SAILED FOR MADAGASCAR. 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*.