The Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, December 14, 1904, Image 1
THE MORNING NEWS. I Established 1850. .- - Incorporated ISBB > T' AllJL'' TANARUS) Irr o—o J. H. ESTILL. President. * I U>l rStUlt I 1 .nl J. TO CLEVELAND TO FACE THE MUSIC MRS. CHADWICK ON THE WAY. SAID SHE COII.D GIVE BOND BUY DIDN’T WANT TO. Woman Who Despoiled Wealthy Men Snys She Will Pay Them Back—Prominent Men, She De clared, Wanted to Go on Her Bond—Appealed to Her Attorney, Who Said That Was True—Her Story to the Newspaper Men. New York, Dec. 13.—Mrs. Chadwick started lor Cleveland on the Buffalo Limited, which left the Grand Central station over the New York Central at £ o’clock to-night. < Before leaving she made a state ment in which she declared she will pay all her obligations, and that her sole purpose in going is to face her creditors. She said she could have ob tained bail here if she had wished to, and that one of the most prominent men in the country had offered to-day to go on 'her bond. Mrs. Chadwick left here in custody of United States Marshal Henkel and Deputy Marshals Kumb and Kelker. The train is scheduled to arrive in Cleveland at 11:50 o’clock to-morrow morning. Before leaving the United States marshal’s office for the station Mrs. Chadwick, at the suggestion of her counsel, Philip Carpenter, consented to an interview with a number of news paper men who were waiting. She was reclining on a couch and seemed par ticularly alert. She was the absolute mistress of herself, and either smiled as she made her statements or gave way to an expression of bitterness. She was gowned as she was when ar rested. “Many statements that have appear ed about me are absolutely false,” she began. “I have read statements in one of two papers that are absolutely false. I am physically and mentally broken down. I am not in any condi tion to make a statement. Cable from Her Husband. “It is not true that I cabled to Dr. Chadwick this morning. Dr. Chadwick cabled me this morning, and that ca blegram will appear in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer to-morrow morning. “I am jgoip£ home for the sole pur pose of facing my creditors and what ever charges they have made against me. I am going home voluntarily and not because I could not obtain bail. Since my arrest I have had offers of bail from many prominent persons. Isn’t that so, Mr. Carpenter?" she asked, turning to her counsel. “Yes: that is true.” he replied. “To-day bail was offered to me by one of the most prominent men in Cleveland by telegram,” said Mrs. Chadwick. "He said that a wire would bring him here to furnish any amount of bail that would be wanted. Isn’t that so, Mr. Carpenter?” she again asked. He said her statement was true. Falling Over-Themselves to Go Bail. “I have had at least half a dozen prominent persons offer me bail to day,” continued the woman. “There was no reason why I could not get bail; none at all. “I want it distinctly understood t'hat f am going home simply because it is the place where I should be. “I shall not give bail, when I get in Cleveland. I have the best motive in the world for not doing so. The history of this case from beginning to end will soon be published in a cer tain newspaper.” "You will call names, won’t you, Mrs. Chadwick?” interrupted Mr. Carpenter. "I shall use names,” corrected Mrs. Chadwick. “I promised to give out my story, and it may" take months to get it out.' -It may be, however, that it will be published to-morrow, next week or In a month. But certainly not un til all my obligations are settled and paid. Said She Gave Them the Slip. “I have not tried to flee from any one—not even from the newspaper men,” she continued, with a smile. “When all you young men thought that I was sick at the Holland House, i walked right by you and went to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, and alter at tending to some business there, took a cab back to the Holland House, and went to bed. “I left the Holland House one night and went out walking between two of the most prominent men in New York city. I had dinner with them at Sher ry's and came back and you did not see me.” “Will you say anything aDout your relations with Mr. Carnegie?” was asked. "I am not here to be questioned," she replied. "I have nothing to say about Mr. Carnegie and nothing to say about any one else. I want to say em phatically that I have not been forced to go back to Cleveland. I delayed my return home because I thought It best to wait and see what the grand Jury would do. Always Ready 1a Go Rnck. “If the grand Jury had Indicted me fifty times. I would have gone back Just the same. For the past week I have been wanting to go back. Isn’t that, so, Mr. Carpenter?” "That's so,” said the lawyer. ”1 was ready to go back n weak ago last Saturday," declared Mrs. Chad wick, "I hud all my things packed, but they wanted me to go down to Wall street." Mrs. Chadwick would not say who they* meant. "The result was that I did not get off." she continued. "I feel it llttlo better than I did a week ago. But still I am very nervous, and I can hardly stand on my feet." Mrs, Chadwick wss taken from the Tonios in closed carriage by Mar- I shal lfenksl shortly heroic 4 o’clock. At lhe Tombs. In deference to the protests of Mrs. Chadwick. Warden I l> nil permit red Marshal Henkel's car- I tlagr to be driven into the courtyard In order that the prisoner might avoid ■ •ho buttery #; cameras, The party I move rapidly to the federst building. I <ind the woman was taken to the mar. •hsl's office, no one but herself and Maiohgl Henkel being permitted on I J&abatmal) Iftafnin® J9eto&. the elevator. Arriving in the mar shal’s office the woman almost col lapsed. Commissioner Shields was no tified and he came to the office, can celled the commitment and formally delivered her over to the federal au thorities. She was then taken before Judge Adams of the United States Circuit Court, who signed an order for her removal to Cleveland. Theu Boarded tlie Train. Mrs. Chadwick was hysterical when she returned to the marshal’s office, and it required the combined efforts of the marshal and Mr. Carpenter to soothe her. After her meeting with the reporters Mrs. Chadwick waited in the marshal’s office until time to leave for the Grand Central Station. When the carriage reached the Hotel Breslin the party stopped and Marshal Hen kel went into the hotel. He returned in a few minutes with the maid, Freda, who carried several boxes and bundles. She, with Marshal Henkel and one of the deputies, accompanied Mrs. Chadwick to the station. The tickets had been procured in the aft ernoon and the party went at once to where the Buffalo Limited was wait ing and took seats in a drawing room compartment in the last car, which is also equipped with berths. GREAT CROWD WILL SEE MRS. CHADWICK. Cleveland In Anxiously Awaiting Her Appearance. Cleveland, 0.. Dec. 13.—The home coming of Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick to-morrow will create more excitement in this city than any event of recent years. The probability of a tremen dous crowd at the depot has compelled Chief of Police Koehler to arrange de tails of officers to restrain the crowd, and United States Marshal Chandler, to whose offices she will be taken im mediately upon her arrival, has de termined to station a force of deputies around his office to prevent the throng from taking the room by storm. The prospects to-night are that Mrs. Chadwick will be compelled to go to jail unless she give bail to the amount of $40,000, and she may be asked to furnish security as high as $52,500. The county grand jury resumed its investigation of the affairs of Mrs. Chadwick, but returned no indictment against her. notwithstanding*a report to the contrary. Prosecutor Keeler announced, however, that the appear ance of Iri Reynolds, secretary and treasurer of the Wade Park Bank, be fore the jury to give evidence of the woman’s transactions, had materially strengthened the case against her. It Is understood that an indictment relating to the uttering and forging of the $5,000,000 note on deposit in the Wade Park Bank, which was the prin cipal matter considered by the Inves tigating body to-day, has been draft ed. Whether or not it will be return ed Prosecutor Keeler refuses to say. STRUCK OPEN SWITCH. Engineer and Fireman Killed on the Wilmington Branch. Wilmington, "’N. C., Dec. 13. —South- bound Atlantic Coast Line passenger train from Rocky Mount, N. C., to Wilmington, was wrecked to-day by running into an open switch at Over man’s Siding, two miles north of War saw. Engineer Guilford F. Horne of Wil mington and his colored fireman, Ster ling Creech, of Rocky Mount, were in stantly killed. None of the passengers was serious ly injured, although the entire train, with the exception of a Pullman, was piled up alongside the track. Coast Line officials here are of the opinion that the switch was tampered with. FIRED ON’HIS MOTHER. Wells Then Shot His Aunt and Killed Himself. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 13.—Monroe Wells, aged 22, son of a carpenter at North Birmingham, secured a pistol to-day and fired at his mother, the bullet narrowly missing her. Miss Addie Beale, an aunt, rushed to the rescue of Mrs. Wells, when the young man shot her in the neck, in flicting a fatal wound. He then turned the weapon upon himself and blew out his own brains. Wells had but recently been releas ed from the insane asylum at Tusca loosa. He was committed some time ago, but was thought to be cured. Miss Beale is expected to die before night. HANGED THE COMMANDANT. It Wns In EfHgy, lint the Fnenlty Objected Serlonaly. Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 13.—A special from Blacksburg to the News states that the position of the faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute In re gard to the trouble with the junior class is in substance as follows: That a member was dismissed a* one of the party who hung in effigy the cotnmund ant of cadets. He confessed, but pleaded that It was a Joke. The fac ulty refused to accept the exruse and told him it was a matter which could hot be Joked about. The president and board of visitors held that such license Impaired the discipline of the Institution. The clusx took it up and contended that the de cision was unjust and left In a body. The faculty holds that such action has finally severed their connection with the Institution: In other words, dis missal. Want Unitor Nervier. Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. Sl.-McMur do McKnnxle of Colorado, Tex., was the only witness before Interstate Commerce Commissioner J. H. J'rouly In the bearing of the Texas Cattle Italeers Asso< Istlon cases against rail roads of the country to-day. MciOn lie testified as lo the Increased costs of raising cattle rales and the <Je trees* In the market prices, snd de clared that hotter service and not damages was who* the cattle men j HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS CHARGES AGAINST SWAYNE ON WHICH HE Will BE IM PEACHED IN THE SENATE. To tlie Exclusion of Other Rnsiness. the House Considered the Cose of Judge Sway lie of the Northern Dis trict of Florida—Thoutilit Most Guilty in His Charges for Dally Expenses Speeches for anti Against Hint Heard. Washington, Dec. 13.—Sitting as a grand jury the House of Representa tives to-day, with almost full member ship, and after more than five hours’ discussion, to the exclusion of all oth er business, adopted a resolution pro viding for the impeachment of Judge Charles Swayne of the Northern Dis trict of Florida for "high crimes and mtsdemea nors. ” The case against the respondent was clearly set out by Mr. Palmer of Penn sylvania, chairman of the sub-commit tee of the Judiciary Committee, which heard the evidence in the case. He carefully dissected the evidence bear ing on each of the specifications, and said that if it were found that Judge Swayne had done well he should be vindicated, but if he had done ill, he should be sent to trial, “where his ex cuses and apologies may or may not receive consideration.” He was followed by Messrs. Clayton of Alabama, Powers of Massachusetts, Henry of Texas and Lamar of Florida, each of whom in most vigorous terms advocated impeachment. Messrs. Gll lett of California and Littlefield of Maine in speeches, opposed their col leagues on ail the specifications, ex cept the one as to the account render ed to the government by Judge Swayne for traveling expenses. Throughout the session intense in terest was shown by members. Fol lowing the adoption of the impeach ment resolution, a provision was made for the appointment of five members to notify the Senate of the impeach ment, and for a committee of seven to present the case to the Senate. To-day’s proceedings were the first of their kind since the impeachment in 1876 of Gen. W. W. Belknap, who was Secretary of War in President Grant's cabinet. Head the Specifications. f After Mr. Hemenway of Indiana, from the Committee on Appropria tions, reported fcp urgent deficiency bill and gave nomt that he would call it up to-morrow, Mr. Palmer of Penn sylvania, from the Judiciary Commit tee, called up the -Swayne resolution. Speaker Cannon compelled silence while it was read, remarking that ev ery member should hear it. Mr. Pal mer then read the specifications against the judge, upon which the committee had based its action. In support of the charge of misbe havior Mr. Palmer said the evidence showed that out of each year Judge Swayne spent On an average of 212 days somewhere else, neither in his district holding court, nor outside of his district holding court. Judge Swayne, he said, never voted in Flor ida, never registered there and never lived there in any proper sense of the term. Mr. Palmer then turned his atten tion to a review of the evidence taken before the committee, the main fea tures of which already have been published. Was a Fire of Qnestlons. As Mr. Palmer detailed the various amounts paid by Judge Swayne for board and necessary expenses, he was subjected to ‘a fire of questions by sev eral members. A question by Mr. Adams, of Pennsylvania, if it was the custom of the other Judges to accept the maximum of $lO a day for ex penses, rourel Mr. Palmer, who answer ed with an emphatic, "No,” adding thht if it was the custom it would be no evidence in this case. "We are.” he said with emphasis, “trying tlio case of Judge Charles Swayne and not all the other Judges of the United States.” Replying to Mr. Lacey of lowa. Mr. Palmer said the committee did not look into the question of whether or not the fate of $lO a day was a fixed al lowance, not thinking it relevant. The charge against Judge Swayne of swearing that his expenses were $lO a day when in fact these expenses were proven to be considerably less, he said, stands unexpfained and unde fended by the judge. In order that it might be considered as a part of the record in the case and taken into account In making up the decision of the House, Mr. Clayton of, Alabama quoted from a decision of the Court of Claims regarding what may be regarded as proper expenses of a Judge. Wonld Ben Sorry Day. After concluding his resume of the evidence Mr. Palmer said that if Judge Swayne had done well he ought to be vindicated and sent out with the com mendation. “Well done, good and faith ful servant." If Judge Swayne had done ill he ought to be sent to trial, “where his excuses and apologies may or may not receive consideration.” If the House was of the opinion that Judge Snayne's conduct had been com mendable, “let him go soot free.” “But.” he added, amid impressive si lence, “in my Judgment it will be a sorry day for the republic when such behavior is commended by the repre sentatives of the people.” 'The courts, he declared, are the refuge of the weak, defenseless and oppressed, and upon their integrity and purity depends the preservation of life, liberty and property. The fact that there has been no impeuchment of a Judge for more than seventy years was sufficient evidence of the efficiency, integrity and honor of the courts. Mr. Palmer clossd by saying: “That they may be kept pure and free from all reproach Is my pray er and tny hope, and for that reason I shall vote to impeach the Hon. Charlo* Hwayne.” Without distinction ms to party, Mr. Palmer waa loudly applauded as be took his seat. Mr. Clay lon of Alabama, a member of Ihs Judiciary Committee, followed, devoting much lime to a dlaeusalnn of what constituted high crimes and mis demeanors. Isssrlkt, Sate t isriss. ‘This maw la unworthy of his high Con tinned on Fifth I* age, SAVANNAH. GA.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 14. 1904. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT MINNEAPOLIS. The Loss Therefrom May Prove as High as 90,000,000. Minneapolis. Minn., Dec. 14.—Proba bly the worst fire that the city of Min neapolis has ever known is now rag ing here, and already at 12:30 o’clock $3,000,000 worth of property has been destroyed, with prospects that the to tal loss will reach at least $5,000,000. The fire started in the photographic supply house of O. H. Peck & Cos. on fifth street and First avenue, south, and in less than one-half hour this bliilding was a mass of wreckage. Next to the Peck building is the fur niture supply house of Boutelle Bros.. the largest house of its kind in the Northwest. This building soon caught fire and is now burning, the sparks from it being carried blocks by the north wind which is blowing, aided by zero weather. The firemen are experiencing severe difficulty in their work, which has not as yet been effective, as the fire is burning itself out in one or two build ings. and their work is entirely di rected to the buildings in close prox imity in an attempt to have them. It is reported that three firemen have already lost their lives. Minneapolis, Dec. 14, I:2o.—The fire chief states that the fire is under con trol. It is believed that the loss will not be as heavy as at first reported. LEADING CARRIERS' WERE DISMISSED. They Were Held Guilty of Chances Made Against Them. Washington, Dec. 13.—Postmaster General Wynne to-day removed from office Frank H. Cunningham, the South Omaha, Neb., rural carrier, who is president of the National Association of Rural Carriers, and James C. Kel ler of Cleveland, 0.. who is at the head of the National Association of Letter Carriers. The dismissal is the result of an in vestigation of charges of insubordina tion, of being absent from duty with out leave and of violation of the Pres ident’s order of Jin. 31, 1902, prohibit ing individual or' organized attempts >of government employes to influence legislation or to sqficit increase of pay. in a shootTnVaffray. Both Participants Received Wound* and One Will Die. Elkin, N. C„ Dec. 13.—News has just reached here that two Allegheny men are dying as the result of a pistol duel at Sparta late yesterday. T. A. Moxely and Aquilla Rector had made a cattle trade the day before and after the trading was over, Rector went away and boasted he had “done” Moxley. Moxley met Rector in Thomp son’s store. A quarrel began, both men commenced shooting and after the smoke cleared Rector had four wounds and Moxley one, fatal. Rector may live. Rector is a sober, peaceable citi zen. AGAINST THE GRAFTERS Was the Decision of the Coart ot Appeals. Washington, Dec. 13.—The District of Columbia Court of Appeals to-day affirmed the decision of the criminal court In the postal conspiracy cases of August W. Machen, George E. Lorenz, Samuel A. Groff and Diller B. Groff, who were sentenced to two years Im prisonment In the West Virginia peni tentiary and to pay a fine of SIO,OOO. The Court of Appeals announced that after considering every point made by counsel, no error had been found in the proceedings in the trial for which the Judgment ought to be reversed. The opinion called attention to re marks of special counsel for the gov ernment, in which the latter had said that the only juror who hung out in the star route trials subsequently was indicted for bribery, and stated that if the lower court had not interrupted this line of argument, as It had done, the case would have been reversed. It is probable that the counsel for the defense in the postal cases will now seek to carry the cases to the Su preme Court of the United States. SCHOONER WAN ASHORE. It Hail Bren Feared That She Would Go to Pieces. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 13.—The schooner Rebecca J. Moulton, Capt. Miller, from Georgetown, 8. C., for Boston, which was ashore for three hours yesterday afternoon on Squash Meadow Shoal, during a heavy easterly snowstorm and came off leaking, was towed here to-day by the revenue cut ter Mackinac. Capt. Miller reported that his vessel had seven Inches of water in her hold and will probably have to be towed to her destination. The Moulton struck the shonl off Cottage City, and at one time It was feared that she would go to pieces. The eaves, however, gradually washed her Into deeper water, and she an chored In an exposed position until resehed by the Mackinac. Russian teasels Reported. Lisbon, Portugal. Doc. ll.—Twenty Of Ul ft UlMll* IJ (MM Ofilf I'lM'lft* fmMtflron Itovat arrived nt Hiflufu#** Wdl Aft U'M 0 Uhiiml oai#i* w**4. FEARFUL OATHS GUARD SECRETS OF THE ENDOWMENT HOUSE. HORRIBLE MUTILATION SHOULD FOLLOW REVELATIONS. Farther Evidence Taken by the Sen ate Committee Regarding Senntor eleet Iteed Smoot of Utah— List of the Oliligat tons—Mormon Church Alleged to lie Teaching Its Reli gion in the Schools nt Public Ex pense-Polygamous Exemplars. Washington, Dec. 13. —Five witnesses were examined to-day by the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections in the investigation of protests agulnst Senator Reed Smoot’s retaining his seat in the Senate. The first described the obligation taken by persons who pass through the endowment house and declared that every one agrees to submit to mutilation of the person if he or she reveals what takes place during the ceremony. Two members of the faculty of the Brigham Young University testified that they have sustained polygamous relations sinee the manifesto of 1890, and a, teacher in the public schools as serted that the church had religion taught in such schools. J. H. Wallis, Sr., of Sait Lake, said he had stood proxy four times for mar riages of living women to dead men. He had been through the endowment house twenty times. He was asked to give the oaths taken by those who par ticipated in the ceremonies and this he did, together with a description of the secret signs executed by each person. Nearly all of the obligations were that thu:,e who took part would not reveal anything they saw or heard on penal ties of mutilation of the person, and every one who passed through the tem ple, said the witness, was compelled to agree to the conditions laid down by the priests. The Penalties Imposed. The penalties agreed to were given by Mr. Wallis as follows: That the throat be cut from ear to ear and the tongue torn out. 1 hat the breast be eut asunder and the heart and vitals be torn from the body. That the body be cut asunder at the middle and the bowels cut oqt. That If demanded we will give all we possess to the support of the church. The next obligation was one of chas tity, In which the obligator agreed not to cohabit with any person not given him or her by the priests. Another obligation was one that we would “never cease to importune high heaven to avenge the blood of the prophets upon the nations of the earth, or the inhabitants of the earth, I don’t just remember which,” nald the witness. “This was followed by a quotation from the scriptures, I think Revelations, 6:9, ’The souls of those slain cried aloud on the altars for ven geance.’ ” Mr. Wallis, when cross-examined, said he had always considered the ob ligations in the light of a joke, and that he thought many others had consid ered them in the same way. Plurality of Wives. George F. Bromhall, president of the Brigham Young University, testified that he had two wives, married before 1890. He said Senator Smoot fre quently addressed the students and always urged them to obey the law. Josiah Hickman, a teacher in Brig ham Young University, testified that for ten years he lived with two wives and had children by both of them. He said he had taken no steps to conform to law in relation to marriages. “Then as you understand It, you are not legally married to your present wife?” asked Mr. Tayler. "No, sir.” The witness said he took the woman, who became his second wife in 1890, .o Mexico and that the ceremony had been performed while they were walk ing through the country. He said there were no polygamous marriages performed in the United States at that time. Mrs. Margaret Geddes of Salt Lake said she became the plural wife of William Geddes in Logan, Utah. She had four children. Her husband died in Oregon and she then went to her husband’s first wife and there a baby was born. She broke down cry ing as she gave this testimony. It was brought out that her husband died thirteen years ago and that her youngest child is five and a half years old. She said she had not been mar ried a second time and refused to give the name of her youngest child's fa ther. Are Tonight About Polygamist*. Arthur Morning, a teacher in the public schools of Utah, said he had been called on to conduct religion classes in his school. He read letters from Box Elder Stake presidency In structing him how to outline the Mor mon class work. Mr. Tayler offered In evidence pass ages from the books on Mormonlsm sent to the schools. These hooks con tained lessons for all grades from the primary to the advanced grades. The lessons were largely composed of sketches of the lives of prominent Mormons, among them the president of the church and the apostles, Includ ing Henator Smoot. Senator Hopkins asked Mr. Taylor what he expected to prove by that. “We are proving," said Mr. Taylor, "that the Mormon church is teaching Its religion at public expense, and that the lessons are largely composed of biographies of men who are 'notorious' Jolygainlstx." The committee adjourned until to morrow. Traveling Passenger lamia. Mexico CRy, Dec. 11. - The American Aaaoclatlou of Traveling Passenger Agents to-day elected Jay W Ads me of Han Francisco president; K Hen. lamln of m. I-oula. vice president: K W. Ltiulintii of Toledo, t#<Tefary urn) tr'ttJHirer. Or* , w hoeei. # to the neit pi of meeting with- I out oppoeitton, the time to he j j the Kteuiivi whl'h 1 he aj|i<it;eo4 hjr f*reel4ent DEPUTIES WERE ROWDY. Boxed the Ears and Spat In the Faces of the Gunrds. Budn Pest, Dec. 13.—Hoping to at tract the sympathy of the populace the members of tlie opposition in the House of Deputies met early to-day, and headed by Count Apponyl, former Premier Banfty, Francis Kossuth and other leaders, marched in procession to the Parliament building. The pub lic. however, displayed scant interest and only a few idlers cheered them. At the entrance they found the po lice commissioner, who requested them to enter singly. He was roughly thrust aside and maltreated, whilst the procession, dripping and with mud dy boots, swarmed Into the chamber over the gorgeous carpeting and ad vanced to the guards, of the President’s tribune, consisting of forty men, with a roar of execration and ordered them to quit the chamber. Acting on In structions, the guards remained mute, but immovable, which so incensed the opposition deputies that they boxed the ears and spat in the faces of the guards. The deputies fought their way to the platform, tore it to pieces, scat tered the debris over the house, tore to atoms the codes of law on the presi dent's table, smashed the tables and chairs and destroyed the platform and distributed the broken pieces among the deputies, who thus armed, attacked the guards, and after a brief fight, drove them from the house. The desks were then torn down and the Interior of the house was almost completely wrecked. Seven of tlie guards were injured in the scrimmage before they fled from the chamber. Having piled the debris in the middle of the chamber, the rioters crowned their work of destruction by erecting a model of a galloivs from broken benches, from which an effigy of Pre mier Tisza was hanged. Soon afterwards Premier Tisza, with other members of the Hungarian min istry, appeared In the building and were greeted with deafening shouts of abuse, “Scoundrel” and "Rogue” be ing the mildest terms employed. A whistling and howling concert fol lowed, tnuklng it impossible to pro ceed with business. Premier Tisza soon left the chamber to hold a minis terial council, which decided to hold no sitting. FOR VON PLEHVE’S MURDER One Man Got n Life Sentence and Another 20 Years. St. Petersburg, Dec. 13. Sasoneff, who threw the bomb which killed Min ister Von Plehve on July 28, and Slko rlfsky, his accomplice In the crime, were tried to-day before the Court cf Appeals sitting In the law courts build ing. The former was sentenced to imprisonment for life with hard labor, and the latter to twenty years’ im prisonment. The trial had been expected to last at least two days, but it was rushed to a speedy completion, In view of the possibility of revolutionary demonstra tions. . The trial was held behind closed doors, and all the entrances to the building were looked. Large police re serves were stationed within the build ing, and in the court yards of the ord nance factory opposite, while mounted gendarmerie patrolled the front and sides of the building. Toward noon, the hour set for the revolutionary demonstration, several battalions of Infantry, as if by acci dent, marched through the adjoining Streets, and exactly at 12 a company with a band of music at Its head play ed, strangely enough, “The Stars and Stripes Forever," and swung through a cross street. No disturbance oc curred. RECEIVER WILL SELL IT. Property of the Southern Textile Compmiy Is to Go. Newark, N. J., Dec. 13.—Vice Chan cellor Pitney to-day signed an order directing F. F. Guild, receiver for the Southern Textile Company, to sell the property of the company, Thomas A. Darby, a director, large stockholder And heavy creditor of the concern, se cured the appointment of a receiver several days ago, alleging that It was Insolvent. George E. Fisher, a banker, is under arrest In New York on a charge of grand larcenv for alleged diversion of 17,500, said to have been paid him by two underwriters of a note of 116,000 In favor of the Southern Textile Com pany, Hearing Given Fisher. New York. Dec. 13.—George E. Fish er, a banker of this city, was given a hearing before a magistrate to-day on a charge of grand larceny In con nection with the underwriting of a $15,- 000 note for the Southern Textile Com pany. Peter H Corr of Philadelphia testified to-day that T. Ashby Blythe and himself psld Mr, Fisher 17,500 on Fisher's representation that he had paid the full value of the note. After a legal wrangle the hearing was post poned until to-morrow. The complain ants allege that Fisher did not pay the note as he claimed. CONFIRMEcTbY SENATE. Marshal George F. White Among Those Senate agreed I pop. Washington, Dee. 13. -The Senate to day confirmed the following nomina tions: Cnngiil General, Heseklah Gudger. North Carolina, at Panama. Postmaster*- Georgia, William It. Wataori. I,lihot.ln. Drnie R. Farmer, Isiulevllle: Welter C, Terrell, Griltg. George F. White, marebel fot the He tit hern District of Georgia. 5 CENTS A COPY. DAILY. tX A YEAR. WEEKLY 2-TIMES- A-WEEK.iI A YEAR THE NEW RULES WERE ADOPTED BY SAWMILL ASSOCIATION. ONLY ONE MODIFICATION DECIDED ON AT VALDOSTA. Reports Indicated the Greatest Im provement In the Demand for lumber In the Lust Sixty Days Ever li nown—Price List on Const wise Stulf Raised 91 Per Thou sand-Interior Prices Stand—ln spectors Appointed. Valdosta, Ga.. Dec. 13.—The Georgia Interstate Sawmill Association held a meeting here to-day, which was large ly attended. Sessions were held this morning and this afternoon and to night. Reports Indicated the greatest im provement In the demand for lumber, especially planing mill stock, during the last sixty days that has ever been known. In consequence the price list for 1904 on coastwise stuff was raised $1 per 1,000 feet. The interior prices remain the same. The rules which were formulated In Savannah last week were adopted, with the exception that a modifica tion is wanted in the allowance on 12-inch sizes and over. The Inspection bureau was discon tinued, and J. S. Williams was ap pointed Inspector at Savannah and Brunswick, and W. B. Chaplin at Fer nandina and Jacksonville. The association will meet in Jack sonville on Jan. 17. The Hoo-Hoos had planned a con catenation for to-night, but several of the candidates were called home on afternoon trains and others wanted to hear Judge Speer's lecture, so it was called off. MASONS ARE* MEETING. Some 2.10 Drlruntea Are Gathered nt Charleston. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 13.—The one hundred and twenty-eighth annual convention of the most worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons was called to order noon to-day by Grand Master James R. Bellinger of Bamberg. There were present on roil call representatives from 190 subordi nate lodges, the attendance being about 250. The Masons present, In a large measure, are the high officers of their lodges, and consequently are men 6f Importance and standing. The grand master’s address was read and committees appointed at the morn ing session. To-night the Masons dis cussed the proposed modification of the constitution in regard to physical qual ifications. In South Carolina the old rules are adhered to strictly and the grand master, in his address, expresses himself as unalterably opposed to the changes. The Grand Lodge will remain in ses sion to-morrow. GOOD SAMARITAN GOT A CHECK FOR SIO,OOO. <in from an Old Hentleman Ha Had Helped. Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 18.—Houston Bond, a clerk In a leading hotel of this city, received a certified check this morning from Evansville, Ind., for SIO,OOO. Four years ago an old gentleman fell on the sidewalk In front of the hotel and severely Injured himself. Mr. Bond went to his assistance, lifted him from the ground and cared for him until he hadv-ecovered. The check this morning was the sequel. Mr. Bond would not disclose the name of the man who sent the Check. THE PENSiON OFFICE FOR THE INAUGURAL BALL. Senator Halley- Hid .Not Want the Ho lld I nit So Used. Washington, Dec. 13.—1n the Senate a number of private bills and a few bills of a semi-public character were passed, and there was some discussion of the pure food bill by Messrs. Me- Cumber, Platt, of Connecticut and Spooner. A resolution granting the use of the pension office building for the Inaugural Wall also was passed. Mr. Bailey expressed opposition to It. The Senate adjourned until to-mor row. NI'SPICCTS AT BALTIMORE. They Are Still Held on Charges ol Robbing Safes. Baltimore, Dec. 13.—Edward Morgan, the alleged leader of bank robbers and safe blowera. who with hts wife was arrested here yesterday, was Identified to-day as having been seen loitering around Mount Airy, Carroll county, last Thursday when the attempt was made to blow the safe of the bank at that place. Morgan, whose real name Is said to be Edward Johnson, alias Borgan, served three years In the Moundsvilte. W. Va., prison for being implicated In the robbery of the Brßmwell, W. Va., poatofflre In March, I*B9, and Is now under Indictment by the United States authorities for robbing the Plymouth, N. C„ postoffice In June In I*BB. Mrs. Morgan was released by Police Magistrate Orannan to-day. The ten euspected "YrggemeV wto were arrested here last Thursday on suspicion of being Implicated In the Mount Airy attempted robbery and who Instituted habeas corpus proceed ings, were remended to-day by Judge Baer to the Baltimore city Jail for a further hearing on Tuesday of nest week. Among this number are “To peka Joe" and Krlero Slim," who are seld to be wanted In Norfolk, Va . and In the Waal for safe breaking. The remainder of the prisoners, thirteen In number, are being held at police eta Ilona as wlluaasaa of suspicious char acter*.