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THE MORNING NEWS. I _
; .1 Wished 1850. .- - Incorporated ISSB > \ | At RT-T'l? 1 7 CTA
J. H. ESTILR. President. * I
How Instructions Are Conveyed From Japanese Headquarters at the Front
Lieut. Gen. Tsuchiya Giving Orders by Telephone to His Brigades .
JAPS FIRED ON
THE RED CROSS
BUT IT WASN’T INTENTIONAL.
BO NOGI SAID IX REPI.Y TO STOES
During a I,nil In the Bombardment
of Port Arthur the Russian Com
mander Sent Letters to the Japan
ese General—How Nogi Replied—
Said it Was Difficult to Regulate
the Fire—Shell* Were Liable to
Fall Anywhere—Compliments Ex
Tokio, Dec. 17.—The following dis
patch was received to-day from the
Japanese army before Port Arthur:
"Two letters from Gen. Stoessel
(commander of the Russian military
forces at Porth Arthur), to Gen. Nogi
(in command of the besiegers at Port
Arthur), reached headquarters at 8
o'clock in the evening of Dec. 15. The
first read as follows:
“‘I have the honor to inform you
that your artillery has bombarded our
hospitals, which are plainly distinguish
ed by Red Cross flags. These insignia
are visible from your artillery posi
tions. I request you to prohibit the
bombardment. X make the request
from my high esteem for our brave
heroes, who after gloriously fighting
with vour force, lie wounded in the
hospitals under the Red Cross. Among
those heroes are some Japanese
“ ‘I avail myself of the opportunity
to convey to you assurances of my high
Barashoff to Negotiate.
Accompanying this letter was an
other from Gen. Stoessel to Gen. Nogi,
“ ‘I hereby entrust the bearer, Bara
shoff Langa, hunt master to the Em
peror and superintendent of the Red
Cross, to negotiate with your excel
lency in order to remove the hospitals
outside the dangerous zone during
bombardment. It is needless to say
that we have respect for your right
to promote the success of your opera
'Penciled on the envelope was the
'Barashoff will come to the same
place on the afternoon of Dec. 16 to
receive your reply.’ ”
Gen. Nogi further reports that he
Bent MaJ, Saito, accompanied by Prof.
Ariga and an interpreter, to Sallchlao
to deliver a reply, which 'was accom
panied by the following letter to Gen.
Nogi Said It Wasn’t Intentional.
‘I have the honor to assure you
that the Japanese army, respecting hu
manity and treaties since tlie begin
ning of the siege, has never purpose
ly directed shells against buildings or
vessels flying the Red Cross, but the
greater part of the garrison is invisible
from our gun positions, and as you
know shells do not always reach the
place to which they are directed and
especially owing to your long and
brave resistance the deviation of our
guns is becoming greater and great
er. So with the greatest regret we
a-re unable to guarantee to reach the
places at which they are directed.
'I avail myself of the opportun
ity to convey to your excellency as
surances of my highest respect.’ ”
The record of the interview between
Barashoff Langa and MaJ. Saito is
"Barashoflf: 'The Japanese army di
rects Ith tire against buildings under
the Red Cross.’
"Barashorr: *Ws requeat you not
to bombard the whole new town and
the northeastern part of the old
"Salto: 'We cannot agree absolute
ly lo limit our area.’
"B&r-iahoff: ‘We will give you a
map showing th,e positions of our
hospitals, and hope you will not bom
"Salto: 'We will receive the map
supporting your request.'
It was arranged that the map shall
be delivered, Dec. |."
NO DESPAIRING TONE
USEO BY STOESSEL.
**■ Petersburg. Dec. IT.—The csa.
tents of Lieut. (Jen. itsstMl'i die
torches Be Emperor Mir botes received
Isst bight hgvc not yet been oemmani
mated tv the public. White pasties-
Mrs are unobtainable It ta understood
HOOLEY NOT GUILTY.
Lawson, However, Waa Given a Year
at Hard Labor.
London, Dec. 17.—After three weeks’
trial a jury in the Central Criminal
Court to-day found Ernest Terah
Hooley not guilty and Henry J. Law
son guilty of obtaining money under
Lawson was sentenced to a year’s
imprisonment at hard labor. Execu
tion of the sentence of was
postponed to permit an appeal to the
Crown- cases reserved court. He was
admitted to bail in $30,000.
Hooley, whose colossal bankruptcy
and the proceedings therefrom were the
sensation of 1898, was arrested in Lon
don May 10, last, on the charge of con
spiracy to defraud. Since his bank
ruptcy Hooley had been connected with
various promotions, some of which led
to court proceedings.
Lawson, another company promoter,
was taken into custody the same day
in connection with the charge against
The technical charge against the
prisoners was defrauding A. J, Payne
of $50,000 by selling him shares of Si
berian gold mines and other worthless
concerns. Hooley was bailed in $40,-
000, and Lawson’s bail was placed at
In 1898 Hooley was the biggest com
pany promoter in Great Britain. He
was a multi-millionaire and was
prominently interested in bicycle, land
and meat companies. He reached the
pinnacle of his prominence in 1896,
when he promoted a tire company, as
the result of which he was supposed
to have cleared $12,500,000. At that
time Hooley was living a sort of Count
of Monte Cristo existence, buying
yachts and race horses, and a number
of historic country seats.
BELVA HAD THE FLOOR.
Women Mode Their Plea to Vote for
Washington, Dec. 17.—The resolution
granting to the women of the various
states the right to vote for members
of the House of Representatives was
made the basis of a hearing before the
Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage
to-day. The question was presented
by a committee consisting of represen
tatives of the Federal Woman’s Equal
ity Association and including Mrs.
Clara Bewick Colby, Dr. Clara W.
MacNaughton and Mrs. Belva Lock
Mrs. Lockwood expressed the hope
that the congressional representation
of the Southern states would be re
duced until the negroes are protected
in their rights of suffrage. The dec
laration brought a smile to the face
of Senator Bacon of Georgia, who is
chairman of the Suffrage Committee.
Mrs. Colby called attention to a Su
preme Court decision to the effect that
negroes, being citizens, are entitled to
vote in all the states, and drew the
conclusion that as women are citizens,
the same privilege should be awarded
THREE BURNED TO DEATH.
It I* Believed the Crime of Bobbery
Wn* Covered In Harder.
Little Rock. Ark., Dec. 17.—A spec
ial to the Gazette from Monticello
W. M. Stevenson and his wife and
Mrs. Willie Barrett, a visitor, have
been burned to death In the Stevenson
home, twelve miles east of Monti
When neighbors reached the house
they found the bodies of the inmates
burned beyond recognition. Sheriff
Wilson made an Investigation and sent
to Pipe Bluff for bloodhounds.
Stevenson was known to keep con
siderable money in the house and It
is believed the house was attacked for
the purpose of robbery and set on
fire to cover the crime.
IN TROLLEY. COLLISION
One Person Wn# Killed and dovoral
Allentown, Pa., D"c. s7.— Ono person
was klll*4, owe fatally Injured and
several others received serious Injur
ies In a collision between two trolley
care on the tflotingtow line of the Le
high Valley Treetton Company to
day. The accident occurred at the Iron
hyt4ge tn this dty and was duo to
the signals falling ta work.
William JMnh, an oJoetrtctan la the
employ of the traction company, tea*
caught liosee th ono of the cars and
waa so badly erunhod that be died s
Maori lIM JMdSs .
SAID NOT GUILTY
TO CHARGES AGAINST HER.
SO, TOO, PLEAD BANKERS BECK
WITH AND SPEAR.
Reservation of tile Right to Change
Her Plea to Gntlty Was Made by
Mr*. Chadwick’s Lawyer, Though
He Said He Wn* lint Taking Ad
vantage of a Privilege That He
Did tot Know He Would Exercl*e.
Womun Weak and Nervous.
Cleveland, 0., Dec. 17.—Mrs. Chad
wick was arraigned before Judge Wing
of the United States District Court to
day, pleaded not guilty to every charge
brought against her, declined to give
bail and was remanded to jail to await
President Beckwith and Cashier
Spear of the Citizens National Bank
of Oberlin, were arraigned at the same
time and were allowed to depart after
furnishing bonds, each to the amount
of $25,000 —an incre’ase of $15,000 over
the value of the bond they had previ
The arraignment of the three was
very quietly arranged between District
Attorney Sullivan, United States Mar
shal Chandler and the attorneys for
the three indicted. It was deemed best
to have them called on Saturday, at a
time when few people would be ex
pecting to see them in court, instead
of at a regular session of court, when
a multitude of curious would attempt
to invade the court room.
Not over thirty people were present
when Judge Wing took his seat to
preside for the arraignment only. Court
was adjourned as soon as it was over,
the entire session not lasting over fif
Mr. Beckwith w*.ts the first of the
three to enter the court room. He was
not accompanied by his wife as usual,
and took a seat by himself at the west
side of the court room. Mr. Spear
came in ‘a few minutes later and sat
beside Mr. Beckwith.
In a Highly Nervous State.
Marshal Chandler and Deputy
Sampsell arrived at the jail, Dr. Wall,
the physician of the government, was
called to examine Mrs. Chadwick and
decide if she was in condition to stand
the trip to the court room, a few blocks
away. Dr. Wall said that while the
woman was in an extremely nervous
state, bordering on complete exhaus
tion, there was no danger in allowing
her to be brought before the Judge.
A carriage was then called, and Mrs.
Chadwick was told by the marshal to
prepare to leave the Jail. She dressed,
assisted by the matron, and then went
down the three flights of stairs. She
was so weak that she had to lean on
the arms of both officials, and was
obliged to rest for several minutes at
each landing. Dr. Wall remained by
her side in case his services were need
ed and also accompanied her to court
Accompanied by Marshal Chandler
and Deputy Sampsell she entered the
court room so heavily veiled that It
was impossible to see her face She
walked very feebly and was supported
at every step. As she approached the
bar she sank Into a chair beside her
attorney, J. p. Dawley, and placing an
elljow on a table beside her, supported
ner head with her hand and remained
motionless until the court had ad
Plea Wo* Not Gnllty.
- Attorney Sullivan then stated to the
court the nature of the case against
the three defendants and turning to
Chadwick will waive the reading of
the'indictments, and fhat Mr. Beck
with and Mr. Spear will do likewise ’•
Mr. Hawley and the two bank ofli
dais bowed In silence and the former
rising, said: , ’
"Vour honor, wo plead not guilty to
ail of the charges.’’ 9
There wa* a pause and nobody spoke
either for Beckwith or Spear.
”1 understand that Mr*. Chadwick
pleads not guilty,’’ ald Judge Wing
"but is thst the plea of the other de
Beckwith and Hpear hastily ogclalm
ed: "W# pb-sd not guilty,’’
"1 would Ilk* to have your honor fig
Ihe amount of ball to be given by th*
defendanta," said District Attorney
"Yur honor/' aald Mr. Dawley, "in
entering a plea of not guilty, J should
IIIm tlto y'lvlleg* of withdrawing it |f
ws should, at a later time, doom It ML
vies bis to do so, J have hod no op
portunity as yM lo ihmlm Hite nooa,
and rosily know eery llttio about it,
I also would m IM pout! wot to Ik
SAVANNAH, GA.. SUNDAY. DECEMBER IS. 1004.
the bonds until later. We are making
no application for bail.”
No lJnll Was Asked.
“You appear for Mrs. Chadwick
alone?” asked the Judge.
“She is now in custody, is she. not?"
“Yes, sir. In cases where a prisoner
is in custody and bail is to be given,”
said the court, "the initial move must
come from the person so held. If that
person does not ask for liberty and
prefers to remain in custody there is
no need of fixing any amount of bail.
I understand that Mrs. Chadwick does
not wish to give bail, and she can re
main In custodv.”
“That is perfectly satisfactory to the
government," said District Attorney
Sullivan, and the case as far as Mrs.
Chadwick was concerned was ended.
The nature of the proceedings was
a puzzle of Mrs. Chadwick. The af
fair had been so hastily arranged that
she had no previous knowledge of it,
and had no idea what it meant.
When the judge left the bench she
turned to Mr. Davvley and asked:
“What does it mean? Why was 1
“It is just a formality,” replied Mr.
Dtawley, “and fixes for the time being
your standing before the court. There
is nothing in it that affects the issue
of the trial one way or another.”
This was evident to Mrs. Chadwick,
and she rose to leave the room in a
manner considerably more energetic
than that in which she had entered it.
Wouldn't Give Her Drugs.
When she had reached her quarters
in the jail, Dr. Wall again examined
Mrs. Chadwick and found her condi
tion as good as could be expected.
Mrs. Chadwick requested that medi
cine brought from New York be sent
to her. It is in the possession of Jail
er Eggers, and Dr. Wall ordered that
it be not given her. He said she. was
under his treatment, and that while
the drugs may be perfectly harmless,
he nevertheless was unacquainted with
the prescription and did not care to
have her take the medicine.
Sheriff Barry was to-day firm in
his determination not to allow either
Emil, Mrs. Chadwick's son, or Freda
Swanstrom, the woman’s nurse, to see
the prisoner. Sheriff Barry declared
to Marshal Chandler that he was re
sponsible for the woman's keeping and
could not afford to allow any but her
counsel or those who obtain an or
der from the government officials to
visit her. He did not think It safe
to allow the boy and nurse to see
Mr. Dawley was asked this evening
if he intended to have his client plead
guilty at some later time.
“My request did not mean that,” he
replied; “I simply wanted the priv
ilege, and this was the time to ask
for It. I meant ndthing except that
I want as many privileges on my
side as I can obtain."
NAN PATTERSON WILL "
GO ON THE STAND.
Expected the Woman Will Make a.
New York, Dec. 17.—-Nan Patterson,
who is now on trial charged with the
murder of Caesar Young, will probably
go on the witness stand in her own
She had for some time manifested
a desire to tell her version of the af
fair and from present indications her
counsel will acquiesce. One of the law
yers has opposed the idea consistently,
but is said to have agreed to the
proposition when it was pointed out
that in nearly all of the recent promi
nent murder trials in which the de
fendant had not been allowed to testify,
a conviction followed.
It is believed that Nan Pattersdn
will be the only witness for the de
THREE WERE KILLED.
Several Olliers Injured At a Fire In
New York. Dec. 17.—Three persons
were killed and several injured, two
fatally, in a fire in a three-story brick
residence at 184 South Main street in
the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn
to-dav. The dead:
Arden Reynolds, aged 40.
Charles H. Lincoln, painter, 20 years.
The fire was caused by the explosion
of an oil stove. Most of those who lost
their lives were caught in the upper
stories of the building, from which
there were no fire escapes.
Semin 1 inn Promised In the Burst
Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 17.-—A special
from Winston-Salem, N. C., says:
Evidence has been discovered tending
to show that the reservoir disaster by
which nine people lost their lives here
on Nov. 2, was caused by dynamite,
used by parties unknown. It is stated
to-day that a dynamite cartridge was
found a few days after the bursting
of the reservoir near the broken walls,
and that it is now in the possession of
a city official.
An Investigation has been proceeding
for some time, but Its results have not
been made public.
LIKE A MILL RACE.
It la Impeding Home Vessels and
Carrying Others Too Fast.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 17.—Capt. Hadden
of the British steamer Monmouth,
which arrived here to-day, reported at
the hydrographic office that the Oulf
Stream current Is running north at a
rate of eighty miles a day, and south
bound sailing vessels are stalled In
great numbers by the current, which
Is carrying northbound craft up the
coast ahead of their schedules.
HUNG IN THE*RIGGING
OF SHIP FOR A WEEK.
Norfolk, va . Doe. IT,—After hanging
hmd downward from the rigging of
the wracked sohoonor Montana for a
week, the hedy of Henry Bdwards
was washed to sea to-day, when the
Ship pounded to Pieces
All the urew. with the eseealtea of
Kdwerdie. were saved Ms hoes to
death la the <<##'<•#
IN SMOOT CASE
TESTIMONY WAS IMPORTANT.
PROMINENT MORMONS WERE ON
THE WITNESS STAND.
It AVns Admitted Thnt Smoot Whs
Present AVlieu Penrose, Known to
lie n Poly an mist, Was Eleetetl n
Mormon Apostle—Alleged Revela
tions to Induce Mormons to Vote
the Repulilieiin Ticket—How the
Temple Records Are Guarded.
Washington, Dec. 17. —More impor
tant testimony was brought out to-day
in the investigation of protests aganist
Senator Reed Smoot than at any time
in the present session of Congress.
The witnesses were Charles H. Jack
son, chairman of the Democratic State
Committee in Idaho; John Nicholson,
chief recorder in the Mormon temple
at Salt Lake City; Charles W. Pen
rose, editor of the Deseret News, and
an apostle of the Mormon Church;
William Budge, president of the Bear
Lake Stake in Idaho, and Apostle John
Henry Smith of Salt Lake.
Mr. Penrose was elected an apostle
last July, and the attorneys for Sen
ator Smoot admitted that the Sen
ator was present and participated In
the election of Penrose. Mr. Penrose
testified that he is a polygamist and
was known to have been such at the
time he was made an apostle.
As an illustration of the local church
Issue in the last election, Mr. Jack
son said the vote for Gooding, Repub
lican candidate for Governor, ran be
hind the vote of Roosevelt in Gentile
counties and ahead of Roosevelt In
the Mormon counties; while the vote
for Heitfeld, Democratic candidate for
Governor, rart ahead of Parker in the
APOSTLE JOSEPH SMITH
ag is |
President of the Mormon Church, Which is
Brought Into Prominence by the
Gentile counties and behind Parker In
the Mormon counties.
Revelation As to Ticket to Vote.
On cross-examination, Mr. Jackson
said that Apostles Matthias Cowley
and John Henry Smith were among
those who went into Idaho and told
the people that there had been a revel
ation that they should vote the Re
publican ticket. ’ Questioned by At
torney VanCott, representing Senator
Smoot, the witness said he never had
heard these apostles declare that there
had been such revelations.
Mr. VanCott brought out the fact
that there were about 20.000 Mormon
votes out of a total of 60,000 votes lri
the state. He asked the witness if it
was not true that although the Gen
tiles were in a large majority and that
the Democrats put an anti-Mormon
plank In their platform and the Re
publicans refused to put in such a
plank, the Republicans carried the
state by a very large majority.
“That is a bald fact," responded the
witness, but he added that the infer
ence drawn by the attorney from the
question was not Justified.
Mr. Jackson contended that there
were “Jack-Mormons,” or Gentiles who
are Mormon In political affairs, who
are able to control elections.
Would Rather Go to .Inti.
Much time was spent trying to get
from Recorder Nicholson information
as to the whereabouts of the temple
marriage records, particularly the book
where sealings were recorded. The
witness would not admit be knew
where to find the latter. He said he
would not give up the book even if he
were arrested and put in Jail.
Mr, Penrose said he was polyga
mist with two plural wives living. He
has children by his first plural wife,
but none born since the manifesto.
"Did you receive special amnesty nt
the hands of President Cleveland In
which one of the condltjons was that
you should hereafter obey the laws re
lating to living In polygamy?” asked
"And you have lived up to that am
Chairman Burrows aatd He wsnfad
to hark U made clear whether Apostle
•moot was present at the eonferenr#
which elected Mr. Panroso an apostle.
Not receiving s direct snewer Mr.
Worthington. oounaai for Senator
Mi itviuill h*±§*.
WRECKED SCHOONER BURNED.
The Clara Goodwill Hail liven Ahnu
iloneil Off Diamond Slioals.
Norfolk, Va., Dee. 17.—The United
States cruiser Topeka reported on her
arrival to-day the burning of the aban
doned four-masted schooner Clara
Goodwin off Diamond Shoals.
The cruiser stood by the craft, but
no signs of life were discernible. The
crew evidently sought safety in small
boats and probably have been picked
up by one of the several sailing vessels
In sight. The British steamer Mon
mouth, which arrived to-day, also re
ported standing by the burning ves
The Goodwin sailed from Port Tampa
for Philadelphia, Dec. 1, with phos
phate rock. She was sighted and
spoken thirty miles off Diamond
Shoals, Dec. 9. so she had not made
much progress from then until she
Portland, Me.. Dee. 17.—The schoon
er Clara Goodwin, which was seen
burning off Diamond Shoal, hails front
this port. She la a large vessel of
94f> gross tonnage, and 840 net. She
was built at Bath in ISB7. Her length
is 191.2 feet, beam 38.8, and her depth
of hold 18.5 feet.
The schooner was owned by J. S.
Winslow & Cos., of this city and was
valued at $25,000. She was bound from
Port Tampa to Philadelphia with a
cargo of phosphate rock. Capt. P.
J. OStman of Portland was In com
mand and a crow of eight men were
shipped here Sept. M, as follows; E.
S. Mclntyre, mate; J. Smith, engineer;
H. Seaford, cook; Oscar Oleson. W.
B. Clark, Welland Waltrtous, Felix
Wydell and Ag Oleson. seamen.
WAS ROBBED OF $1,500.
Nashville, Tenn., Dee. 17. —A special
from Eutaw, Ala., says that the safe
in the postqlfiee at that place was
blown open last night by professional
cracksmen and stamps and money to
the amount of $1,500 were taken.
BIDS FOR AMMUNITION.
Price* Uncle Hniii Must Pay for
Mtoll* for Hlis Guns.
Washington, Dec. 17.—Bids were
opened by the Ordnance Department
of the army to-day for a large quan
tity of shells for the use of the depart
ment. The lowest bids were the fol
The Tredegar Company of Richmond,
Va., for 1.000 12-Inch mortar sheila, $29
each; also 500 10-Inch shells at $17.50
The Richmond Iron Works, 300 4.72-
inch shells at $2.78 each, to be delivered
in four months.
The United States Rapid Fire Com
pany’s bid for the same shell was Iden
tical In amount, but the delivery was
to be in six months. The Richmond
Iron Works, 6,500 18-pound shells at
James W. Carr of Richmond. Va*.
200 8-inch rifle shells at $9.13 each. The
Phoenix Iron Works, 300 12-inch shells
WILL DETAIL MILES -
AS CHIEF OF STAFF.
Washington, Dec. 17.—G0v.-elect
Douglas of Massachusetts recently
wrote Secretary of War Taft asking
him If he would detail Lieut. Gen.
Miles for the Governor's staff. If he
should make the request after his In
auguration. Secretary Taft replied to
Gov. Dougins to-day, stating that by
direction of the President he would
make the detail when requested to do
SIX WERE KILLED
. BY WOOD ALCOHOL
Ashland. Ky., Dee. 17.—A report hss
reached here that Capt. Kprlgga and
five others of the crew of a push boat
from Frestonsburg sre dead at the
mouth of Beaver creek, from the ef
fect# of drinking wood Alcohol.
Several others of (be crew wbe drank
of the alcohol are reported out of dan.
5 CENTS A COPY.
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK,SI AYEAR
THINKS THE U. S. COUNSEL
EXPECTS TO AVIV, THOUGH, lIE
FORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL.
Greene nml Gnynnr Case Arjtncd—
Counsel for the Respondents Ob
jected to Irrelevant Portion of the
American Printed Case and the
Council Seemed to Concur In the
Objection—Nat Relieved This Will
Have Any Effect.
London, Dec. 17.—The Privy Council,
which yesterday began hearing the
appeal of the United States against
the decision of the Justice of the crown
at Quebec In the Pase of Greene and
Gaynor, adjourned at the conclusion
of the arguments to-day. Judgment
will be rendered Dec. 19.
Donald Mac Master, K. C., of Mon
treal, concluded his argument In be
half of the United States to-day and
w'as followed by Herbert 11. Asquith,
former Home Secretary, representing
the two respondents. Mr. Asquith con
tended there was no ground for the
intervention of the Privy Council. The
most their lordships could do was to
express an abstract opinion on the mer
its of the case.
Mr. Asquith complained of the form
in which the American government
had presented the case. It seemed to
him highly Improper. He read a para
graph in the American printed case
commencing, "Whether the Judge In the
discharge of his duty,” and ending,
"nor Indeed do they think it necessary
to do so.” Mr. Asquith said he con
sidered, "It was a serious matter that
suggestions of this kind should be
made In a printed document In a legal
Inquiry of this description.".
The Lord Chancellor, Lord Halsbury,
“The suggestion contained In that ex
tract is absolutely irrevelant to the
question of legality. I must deprecate
the Introduction of such matters Into
the appellant's case. They cannot
affect/ our Judgment on Its merits."
LaiiKUnge to Which They Objected.
The paragraph in question is aa fol
“Whether a judge In the discharge of
his duty who certainly has done noth
ing to merit such treatment may be
threatened with discipline, ‘judiciary
or administrative,' by a law partner
of the Minister of Justice and Attor
ney General of Canada; whether one
Judge of the Superior Court can cause
his writ of habeas corpus to issue be
fore another Judge of the same Court
has disposed of a prior writ issued lu
regard to the same matter; whether
It la seemly that the petition of the
later writ should toe applied for in the
name of a law firm In which the Min
ister of Justice and Attorney General
of Canada is a partner and of which
the premier of Quebec Is also a part
ner, and that nearly a month should
elapse and several proceedings Inter
vene before It was discovered that the
whole name of the firm should not
have been used, but only three-fifths
thereof; whether, equally. It Is seem
ly that the partner of the Attorney
General of the province of Quebec (the
latter being a member of the provin
cial cabinet and a colleague of the
Premier of the province), should be
counsel for the fugitives; whether it Is
proper that the crown should be un
represented throughout the protracted
proceedings involving not only serious
charges, but International treaty obli
gations—are matters upon which the
appellants do not at this time desire
to make further comment, nor, indeed
do they think It necessary to do so.”
Thinks United States Will win.
Mr. Mac Master said to the Associated
Press that he was confident the deci
sion of the privy council would be In
his favor, but he declined to say what
would be the next step of the United
States attorneys. Mr. Mac Master did
not expect Greene and Gaynor to sur
render for extradition.
As to Mr. Asquith's complaint. Mr.
Mac Master said it would have no ef
fect on the case. Mr. Mac Master
agreed that the paragraph referred to
by Mr. Asquith was irrelevant, but he
added that by taking exception to it,
the respondents emphasized the point
made by the American government.
Mr. Mac Master has left for Queens
town to overtake the steamer Cam
pania, which sailed from Liverpool to
day for New York.
TO CUT DOWtTtHE CROP.
Tobacco Growers of Two States
Have That Intention.
Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 17.—The Ex
ecutive Committee of the Interstate
Tobacco Growers’ Association of Vir
ginia and North Carolina met to-day
at South Boston and took steps to se
cure the curtailment of the tobacco
crop next year of at least 50 per cent..
In order to wage an active fight against
the American Tobacco Company. The
territory embraced In the association
Is the old bright belt of the two states,
and represents 10,000 planters. The
farmers are to be Importuned to grow
diversified crops In order that they
may be In a position to dictate to the
8. C. Adams of Charlotte county la
president of the association, which has
grown with wonderful rapidity since
Its organization last spring.
BY A SPECIAL TRAIN.
Were Wanted to T-ark aa Aeeaeeln
Selma. Ala., Dec. 17.— A telephone
message reached Selma, asking Sheriff
Blackwell to send bloodhounds to Da
mopolle to assist in tracing assassins
of a prominent citizen, and a special
train was made up on which the dogs
were transported to the seen#.
The particulars of the killing, as
learned over the telephone, are that
Dr, r L. fosqua waa the victim, his
body being found by a negro lying
near the railroad track. A load of
buebehut was sent Into hla body. A
gold watch *as missing
Thais is no Hue to tbs aoaaogtn,