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THE MORNING NEWS.
r=*abl!shed 1850. - Incorporated 1888
J. H. ESTILL. President
note of despair
FROM A RUSSIAN
COOPED ON THE SEVASTOPOL
he CAN find nothing of cheer
AT PORT ARTHUR.
3*lan On the 111-Fated Battleship De
clares to 11 Letter the Japanese
Intercepted That the Fortress
Cannot Hold Out Alter This
Mouth—Describes the Difficulties
That Encompass the Defenders.
How the Sevastopol Wus Put Oat.
Tokio, Dec. 30.—Evening—The Navy-
Department published to-night a letter
written by a man on the battleship
Sevastopol, which had fallen into the
hands -of the Japanese. Following is
the text of the letter:
"The fortress cannot resist after De
cember. The progress of the enemy in
reducing our principal line of outer de
fenses is not fully known, but it is
"We are sadly disappointed over the
non-arrival of the second Pacific
squadron and are daily nearing our
“Gen. Stoessel’s so-called impreg
nable line of outer defenses is now a
myth. With 203 iMetre Hill lost, the
fall of Port Arthur cannot be avoided.
Its capture by the Japanese means the
fall of the town, however strong the
“The new town is at the mercy of
the enemy’s fire. The old town alone
is defendable, and here alone may re
sistance be prolonged.
‘Two-thirds of the defenders of 203
Metre Hall were lost.
Was Irreparably Damaged.
"The Sevastopol, which was exposed
to the enemy’s fire in the daytime, left
the harbor on the night of Dec. 8, with
out being towed. She carried only 111,
instead of her complement of 660 souls.
When she -went out she had her nets
down, but was struck twice 'by the
enemy’s torpedoes and was beached,
irreparably damaged. Gen. Stoessel
highly praised the officers and crew of
"Fuel is almost unobtainable, and it
is impossible to keep our 'bodies warm.
"We no longer have a wireless tele
graph system and have no means of
communicating with the outside world.
Our isolation is complete. There is no
news, and we have had no information
for a long time.
"It is impossible to smuggle ammu
nition. The captain of the King Ar
thur brought only barley.
"There is a large hole in the hull of
the Sevastopol, and she is completely
disabled. All that remains for those
on board her is to do their utmost in
repulsing the enemy's attacks.
"The enemy's torpedo boats came
close to the Sevastopol and attacked
her as if they were going through or
Tlieu Ciinea the Heroics.
"Should the Sevastopol sink, we are
to land at a place already decided up
on. All are, however, prepared to fight
to the very last. On us of the Sevasto
pol depends the duty of retaining the
honor of the navy and avoiding the
shame and humiliation of threatened
stravation. We would rather die than
be thus shamed.
"From Dec. 1 the enemy's 10-inch
shells began to fall on the deck of the
Sevastopol and some of them pierced
through the decks to the bottom of
"Who is responsible for the fate we
face? It is he who did not give in
structions for the prevention of a
Japanese landing on the Liao Tung
HALF THE GARRISON
MET THEIR DEATH.
Headquarters of the Japanese Army
Before Port Arthur, via Fusan, Dec.
30.—Rihiung fort, captured yesterday,
Is the largest and strongest of the
eastern fort ridge.
Tunnels for mines were cut through
solid rock and two tons of dynamite
were used to blow up the walls. The
spectacle was magnificent and the
work of the assaulters was splendid.
Half the garrison was killed by the
explosion of the first charge. The re
mainder of the Russians made a stub
Four heavy guns, seven rapid firing
guns and two machine guns were cap
tured, as well as thirty quick firing
guns, which were stored in the fort.
TO RECEIVE THE FLEET.
Che Foo, Dec. 30. 6 p. m.— The Brit
ish steamer Canton. Just arrived from
Vladivostok, reports great activity
there in naval circles, every effort be
ing made to complete the dry dock be
fore the arrival of the second division
of the Second Pacific squadron. Many
mines have been removed because the
harbor will soon be closed with ice.
The cruisers now In port never leave
the harbor. A passage through the
ice will hava to be freshly made whoa
Admiral Skrydloff attempts to Join Ad
RUSSIANS DENY THAT
KUROPATKIN IS ILL.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 30.—The War
'‘'flic# absolutely denies the report In
circulation to the effect that Gen. Kuro
!>atkln la If-
The rumor* that the Russian com*
mnuder-ln-chlef la about to oaaume tha
offensive are not confirmed by the
general staff. here It Is pointed out
that with the thermometer at **ro,
Fahrenheit, It fat Impossible to begin a
movement on a large scale without the
Hah 9f appalling horrors
JAPANESE WENT WILD
OVER ADMIRAL HEROES.
Togo and Kamlinnra Hailed With
Delight at Tokio.
Tokio, Dec. 30. 11 a . m.-Admtral
Togo and Vice Admiral Kamimura
with their staffs arrived at the Shim
bassyi station to-day. Their Journey
from Kure to Tokio Was a continuous
ovation. The city was gaily decorated
with flags, lanterns and New Tear's
The quiet gray bearded Admiral
Togo in a blue service uniform seem
ed embarrassed at the noisy ovation.
Rear Admiral Shimamura, chief of
staff, laughingly elbowed forward Vice
Admiral Kamimura. The junior offi
cers tried to clear the way, but the
crowd closed in on Admiral Togo and
they were frequently forced to push
the crowd backward in an endeavor to
clear the reaching hands.
Finally Admiral Togo and Admiral
Kamimura were freed from their en
thusiastic admirers and surrounded by
officers they reached the carriage sent
by the Emperor to the station to con
vey the distinguished party to the
As Admiral Togo appeared a great
shout arose, hats were thrown in the
air, arms were raised and “banzai”
Admiral Togo and Vice Admiral
Kamintura will probably remain in
Tokio about one week for the purpose
of consulting with the general staff
and perfecting plans for future opera
FROM RUSSIAN FIRE.
London, Dec. 31. —A dispatch from
Che Foo to the Daily Telegraph, says:
“A messenger from Port Arthur
states that the Japanese have mounted
eight guns, commanding positions
north of the Etse forts, but they suf
fered heavy losses by the Russian fire.
“The Russians have abandoned the
new town, but the Japanese have been
unable to occupy it, because of fear
that it has been mined.”
FIRE OF ARTILLERY.
Siapanta, via Mukden, Dec. 30.—Rus
sian artillery engaged in an action on
Dec. 29, against the Japanese south
of Shakhe and near the railroad bridge*
the firing continuing till 6 o’clock in
the evening. The bombardment of the
Japanese position was effective. The
Japanese replied very slowly with
shrapnel and shimose shells, and did
very little damage.
TOOK THE MEASURE
OF MRS. CHADWICK
Will Compare It With That of
Cleveland. 0., Dec. 30.—Bertillion
measurements were taken of Mrs.
Chadwick to-day by a government se
cret servic expert. The purpose of
the system is the identification of
criminals. When Mme. DeVere was ar
rested in Lucan county fifteen years
ago, she was subjected to the measure
ments and those records are on file.
The present measurements of Mrs.
Chadwick will be compared with the
Dr. C. J. Aldrith, the alienist, again
called at the county jail to see Mrs.
Chadwick to-day, but upon instruc
tions issued by United States Marshal
Chandler, he was refused admittance.
Dr. Aldrith stated that he was mak
ing a study of Mrs. Chadwick upon
the request of her counsel, J. P. Daw
Several other matters developed in
the Chadwick case to-day that seem to
indicate insanity as her almost certain
line of defense. It was learned that
Dr. H. C. Eyinan, superintendent of
the Massilon State Hospital for the In
sane, made an examination of the wom
an last Tuesday. Dr. Eyman’s visit
was kept secret at the time. He is
one of the ablest and best known prac
tical alienists and specialists in in
sanity in Ohio.
KILLING HIS BROTHER.
Cum of Culn Could Not Be Borne
by tile Sluyer.
Ozark, Ala., Dec. 30.—A double trag
edy occurred at Midland City in the
eastern part of this county to-day.
Arch Pope and Jesse Pope, brothers,
had a heated discussion and disagree
ment over a line fence, and the former
shot and killed his brother with a
pistol. Arch Pope then went home and
committed suicide by taking strych
The Popes are among the most prom
inent and prosperous people of South
eastern Alabama. Both men leave
FOR SAILORS’ HOME
IHuns Are llie Must Complete Ever
New York. Dec. 30.—Plans for the
erection of the largest and most com
pletely equipped sailors' home in the
world, to be built in this olty, are be
ing prepared for the American Sen
men's Friend Society. The society ban
on hand $750,000.
Henry A. Roberta, a shipping master
of the Seamen's Christian Association,
said to-day: "The building will con
tain quarters not only for seamen, but
for captains, engineers and other offi
cers. A steam tender will be used to
transfer men to and from ships and
captains will be able to ship a full
company, every member of which is
sober, It bout paying S cent of bo
The projectors of the undertaking e
port to deal the obnoxious "crimping?
system a death blow.
A SEARCH LIGHT
ON THE ELECTION
TURNED BY SUPREME COURT
TO DISCOVER THE FRAUDS FEH
FETRATED IN COLORADO.
Both Republicans and Democrats
Seem to Court the Most Searching
Investigation—All the Election
Machinery Will Be Examined— Or
der of the Court Will Soon Issne.
Senator Teller In Not to Lose His
licud. It Seems.
Denver, Col.. Dec. 30—Stretching its
hand so as to cast a shadow over every
man and woman in any way implicated
in election frauds of the city and coun
ty of Denver on or before, or after
Nov. 8, the Supreme Court to-day or
dered an investigation so sweeping in
its scope that every phiase of the elec
tion may be scrutinized and every
thing that bears to any way upon it
may be made known by judicial in
Alva Adams, Democratic candidate
for Governor, who appeared from the
returns to be elected, but who de
clared that he does not want the office
tainted with fraud, asked the court to
open ever Denver ballot box, but the
order of the court goes beyond the
mere examination of the ballots, and
provides for an investigation of the
registration fist, the campaign ex
penditures and, in brief, all election
Attorney Samuel W. Bedford, for
Adams, and Attorney Henry J'. Her
sey, for the Republicans, asked the
court to make its order of such breadth
that the court need not stop at any
thing in the investigation. The court
said that was what it had meant to
do and instructed the lawyers to agree
upon the wording of the order and
present it to the court foir approval
A Job of Months.
As there are 204 ballot boxes, it is
evident that several months will be
consumed in the examination of their
contents by the two handwriting ex
perts who have been appointed for
this work. It is expected that the
court will be asked to make an order
placing special watchers at the Court
House to guard the registration books
until such time as the investigation is
F. A. Williams, chairman of the Re
publican Committee, has published the
following statement over his signa
“Our Investigation into the conduct
of the recent election in Denver has
developed the fact that approximately
20,000 fraudulent votes were cast or
counted for Adams in this city. There
is now no reasonable doubt that Gov.
Peabody and the entire Republican
state ticket was fairly elected on Nov.
8 by the votes of a ;arge majority of
the legal voters in this state.”
Republicans as well as Democrats
admit that the ofiening of all the Den
ver boxes complicates the political
situation in Colorado, but believe that
it means there will be no serious
trouble, as predicted.
Won't Trouble Teller.
It was announced late to-day that
the Republican plan to unseat Dem
ocratic senators had been modified,
and that possibly only Senators Borne
and Healey, who were seated by the
Democratic majority on contests two
years ago, would be turned out.
It also reported that on the advice
of influential Republicans the proposi
tion to memorialize the United States
Senate to unseat Senator Teller would
TO THE ATTACK MONDAY.
He Will Then Widely Publish An.
other of His Advertisements.
Boston, Mass.. Dec. 30.—T0 the Read
ers of My Story, “Frenzied Finance:”
During the past two days certain peo
ple have put afloat the statement that
I had sold out to "Standard Oil;” that
Everybody’s Magazine had been
bought up, and that I would discon
tinue my story. Of course, this das
tardly charge was in keeping with
others of a like kind which have been
circulated for the same purpose.
Amalgamated Copper stock at the
first rumor Jumped $5 a share. To-day
I gave notice I would answer this
charge—and Amalgamated dropped $5
per share. If the American people
needed a simple illustration of what
the Wall street game of the "System”
is, here they have it.
That Wall street and the “System”
cannot say I have sprung another "at
tack” without giving them full notice
that they may brace themselves, I
herewith Inform them that I will give
out to the press of America and Eu
rope at midnight, Monday, Jan. 2, an
other of my large advertisements,
therein I will deal In plain language
and unmistakable terms with "mo
mentous questions and properties." As
Wall street and the "System" are of
age, they, of course, know what mo
mentous questions and momentous
pro pert lei* are.
(Signed.) Thomas W. Lawson.
STEAM ERNOR ThYaSTE R N
WILL BE A TOTAL LOSS.
Norfolk. Va.. Dec. 30.—Oapt. W. J.
Lynch of the steamship Northeastern,
which was wrecked Tuesday night on
Inner Diamond Shoals, has given up
his ship as a total loaa, James W,
Kilweil, New York agent for lit* ship,
has been advised that when the crew
was rescued tha Northoaatarn was go
ing to pieces Her backbone had
bioken sad tha oil in her tanks was
beginning to run out. *
Everything belonging to the ship and
<rew la lost. Including the ships pa
pers and tug bo *
SAVANNAH. GA.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1001.
IN THE TALBOT CASE.
Noble Snj Signers of Presentment
Were Forced to Repudiate.
Philadelphia, Dec. 30.—Herbert Noble
of New York, one of the leading fig
ures in the controversy between Bish
op Talbot'and Dr. I. N. W. Irvine,
who held a secret conference here to
day on the case, said to-night that in
timidation had been practiced in get
ting the Huntingdon signers to repudi
ate the presentment against the
"The friends of Bishop Talbot,” he
said, "had an agent at work, and we
know who this agent is. We have
had detectives op the case, and to-mor
row we will mteke a statement and
disclose all the facts to the public.
“We know thfe agent has done his
best to break thq power of the present
ment. and these repudiations are the
“Even if the Huntingdon signers do
insist upon repudiating the present
ment, it will not invalidate the in
strument, which even then would have
more signers than are necessary."
Opinion is still divided as to whether
the board of inquiry, owing to anew
canon going into effect on Jan. 1, will
have the right to take up the case. It
is now believed that nothing will be
done until the board meets on Jan. 10,
when the members of that body will
themselves decide the question.
Bishop Talbot held a conference to
day at Sunbury, Pa., with Col. C. M.
Clement, who is an attorney, and who
has been close -to the Bishop all
through the trouble he has had with
Dr. Irvine. After the conference Bish
op Talbot would not talk. All that
Col. Clement would say was: "At
present I have nothing to say. but I
may be able to give out a statement a
MURDER OF TWO WOMEN
Wns Confessed by a Boy Nineteen
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 30.—A special
to the Gazette from Newport says:
"Before the coroner's jury investigat
ing the murder of Mrs. Amelia Maud
lin, Newton Allwhite, a 19-year-old
boy, to-day confessed to being a party
to the outrage and murder of the wom
an and her mother, whose body, ho
says, was thrown into White river near
the scene of the Christmas crime on
the Jackson Port road.
“The boy implicates his father, Louis
Allwhite, aged 43 years, who says he
first shot the girl and then the mother.
He declares he was told by his parent to
fire the second shot, which killed the
young woman, and together they car
ried Mrs. Kinkannon’s body to the
river and were returning to the scene
of the crime to make similar disposal
Of the other body when some people
were seen coming down the road.
“The elder Allwhite maintains his in
nocence, and, together with relatives,
testified to a story implicating Arthur
Bunch and Walter Burgess, white
farmers, but these men were able to
They Are Charged Wijh Making a
Cleveland, 0., Dec.. 30.—Cashier O. C.
Lillie and President C. M. Traver of
the First National Bank of Conneaut,
0., were placed under arrest at Con
neaut to-day by United States Mar
shal Chandler upon a warrant charging
the bankers with a violation of the
national banking laws, the specific
charge in Mr. Lillie’s case being the
making of a false entry in the books
of the bank, changing the sum of $233,-
605 to read $223,605. Mr. Tarver is
charged in the warrant with being an
accomplice of the cashier in the alleged
The First National Bank of Con
neaut closed its doors nearly two weeks
ago after a run upon It the previous
day. The hank has a capital stock of
$50,000. The cause of the run, the
bankers said at the time, was that the
report had gained currency that Mrs.
Chadwick had succeeded in securing
large loans from It.
The bank officials deny holding any
TO RESCUE OF NAN.
Offers to Go Bail for Her In (he Mam
New York, Dec. 30.—May Irwin, the
actress, has offered to furnish bail in
any amount up to $50,000 for the re
lease of Nan Patterson from the Torflbs
prison, where she is now held, charged
with the muider of Caesar Young, ac
cording to an announcement made by
Nan Patterson's counsel. Miss Irwin
called personally at the Tombs prison
to-day and left a letter addressed to
the former show girl, and the an
nouncement followed a few minutes
after Miss Irwin went away.
When District Attorney Jerome’s at
tention was called to the offer of bail,
he said he had no statement to make,
and was not prepared to say what
course the prosecution would take.
Nan Patterson's ball before the recent
mistrial was $20,000, but after the Jury's
disagreement she was remanded with
New York Negroes Mliont.
New York, Dec. 30.—One man is
dead, another has a serious bullet
wound in his head, and the dead man's
brother Is under arrest charged with
the shooting as a result of a quarrel
In a negro lodging house In W.-st
Twenty-ninth street during the night.
The prisoner's wife Is detained by the
police at a witness. All the parties In
the affair are negroes, The dead man
was Cassius Green, about 30 years old,
the one with a bullet In his head says
he Is John Brown. 35 years old, of
7226 Hodman street. Philadelphia. and
the prisoner Is sterling Green,
Sterling was trintsd after g chase
on Broadway after he had mads a
threatening demonstration with a re
volver against two del relive* In a sa
loon. The police a ay he has confessed
that he killed hie brother In a quarrel.
The < a use of the queer ei haw not been
• s plained.
TO THE EDUCATORS
ADDRESSED BY GOV. AYCOCK AND
“The Kdncntinn of the Mnssea” Was
the Subject of the Governor %.t
North Carolina—He Fiend for the
Reatorutloa of the Snath to Ita Old
'Leadership—Col. Meldrini Spoke on
'‘lndustrial Ednention,*' Making a
l'lea for the Negro.
Jacksonville! Fla., Dec. 30.—The first
session of the Southern Educational
Association to-day discussed the for
ward movement which was participat
ed in by Superintendent of Public
Schools Merritt of Georgia, Supt. Hill
of South Carolina, State Superintend
ent of Education O. B. Martin of
South Carolina. President Charles Mc-
Iver of the State Normal School of
North Carolina, Dr. Furlngton of the
University of West Virginia, Dr.
Abercrombie of Alabama and Dr. An
drew Sledd of the University of Flor
Gov. Aycock of North Carolina oc
cupied a box during the session and
followed the proceedings closely.
Florida Teachers’ Officers.
At the afternoon session the Florida
State Teachers Association elected
the following officers:
President—A. A. Murphree, presi
dent of Florida State College, Talla
Vice President—Mrs. Mary Sydney
Johnson of the State Normal School
Secretary—J. G. Kellum of Gaines
Treasurer—J. M. McClung of Tampa.
H. J. Kendall, Mulberry: R. M. Ray,
Plant City, and George Scott, Starke,
were chosen as members of the Exec
Miami was selected as the place for
holding the next annual meeting.
While the Southern Educational As
sociation held no regular ufternoon
session, a number of its departments
met and listened to addresses.
The committee appointed for the pur
pose reported a constitution and 'by
At the meeting of the department
of superintendence, papers were read
by Supt. S. Phillips of Levy county.
Florida, on "Things Not Seen” and by
Lawton B. Evans of Augusta, Ga., on
the securing and training of competent
Officers of the Association.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year:
President. J. H. Van Sickle of Balti
Vice President, Lawton B. Evans of
Secretary. Allen J. Barwlck. super
intendent of city schools of Thomas
Two prominent speakers consumed
the time of the night session. One of
them was Gov. Aycock of North Caro
lina. who spoke on “The Education of
the Masses.” The other was P. W.
Meldrim of Savannah, chairman of
the Georgia State Industrial College,
whose subject was “Industrial Educa
Gov. Aycock spoke for over an hour
and thirty minutes. He has a way of
expressing himself and impressing his
thoughts upon his hearers, which is
distinctively his own, and no one can
move his hearers, with him in his va
rious and often changing moods, with
What is the Month's Fnrtf
After quoting from a tribute paid the
people of the South by the late Sen
ator Hoar in an address delivered at
Charleston a few years ago, in which
he predicted that a great and magnifi
cent future for our country was to
be based in large part on the strength
and beauty of the South, Gov. Aycock
“The question now arises among us,
however, as to whether, despite this
prediction, we have any large part in
the life of this nation, and if not, how
can we secure and make good our
proper share in the affairs of the coun
It seems, said Gov. Aycock, that to
day “we have less effect upon the
thought and action of the nation than
at any period of our history.” Before
the Civil War, he added, Southern
statesmen directed the politics of the
nation and filled the largest place in
the eye of the people. They wrote few
books, but their speeches illuminated
every subject which they touched, and
set the fashion of political thought, but
“in this day it is not too much to say
that what any Southern man thinks
of political questions or governmental
duty carries no weight In their final
settlement.” The only remedy for the
South's loss of power in the nation was
universal education. The people of
the South must build their own foun
dation of character, temperament and
Inherited traits. Continuing, he said:
"We Mu( Develop.”
"We must not repudiate, but de
velop: we must seek out and appreciate
out own distinctive traits, our own
traditions, our deep-rooted tendencies
and read our destiny In their Interpre
tation. We must put away vainglory
and boasting and take an Impartial In
ventdry of ail the things we have and
are; and these things can come jto us
only through the training of all our
Gov. Aycock called attention to the
fact that the South to-day had Its
Hills, Its Lamars, its Becks, its Vests,
tts Vances and its Hamptons, “all of
them products of the period before the
war,” but said that no man could go
throughout the country and lay his
hand on the head of any single child
and say "here 1* a Lamar, a Vance, a
Vest, a Hill, a Hampton or n Beck."
It was Ihe business of the Schools "to
find for us these splendid children and
develop them Into these great leaders.”
If, he went on, he believed In uni
versal education for no other reason,
that would be for him a sufficient one.
Could 'lake Ha lllgltlfnl Flare.
After declaring that the finest things
ran be done only by the education of
the masses. Gov. Aycock said: “It Is
education that finds and brings out
for us (he noblest and the boat. H
stimulates Itrese best to the utmost ex
ertion sod fullest development by put
ting *hem In competition with others
just os well trained sa themselves,
and H gives to us the noblest so l most
appreciative audiences When this
Continued on Flfib Fags
Joseph Choate, ambassador extraodlnary and minister plenipotentiary of
the United States at the Court of St. James, has decided to retire from
the American diplomatic service, and In forwarding his resignation from the
post at London to the President, according to the custom In vogue Imme
diately preceding anew administrative term, he requested that It be ac
cepted, that he might resume his extensive law practice.
Following the announcement of Mr. Choate's retirement from the high
est diplomatic representation of this nation abroad comes the announcement
of the appointment of Whltelaw Reid io succeed the retiring ambassador.
The fact of Mr. Reid's selection by the President for the coveted post fol
lowed an extended conference held between Secretary of State Hay, As
sistant Secretary Loomis and President Roosevelt, which was devoted to
discussion of the appointments and transfers that are to follow the inaugu
ration on March 4. The accrediting of diplomats to the American embassies
abroad was treated by the administration in this conference.
THE CHANGES IN THE
Gen. Horner Porter Will Retire
From Hl* Post In Fnrls.
Washington. Dec. 30. President
Roosevelt has decided upon several
■changes In the diplomatic service, in
addition to that of Joseph H. Choate,
ambassador to the Court of St. James,
who will be succeeded by Whltelaw
Reid, proprietor of the New York Trib
Gen. Horace Porter, ambassador to
France, will retire from thut post. His
successor has been chosen, but cannot
Charlemagne Tower, ambassador lo
Germany: Robert S. McCormick, am
bassador to Russia, and Bellamy Bto
rer, ambassador to Austria-Hungary,
will continue at their respective posts.
As to the ambassadorship to Italy,
nothing of a definite nature can be said
now. The probabilities are that Am
bassador Meyer will remain In Rome.
Gen. Powell Clayton, ambassador to
Mexico, will be (succeeded by Edwin
H. Conger, now minister to China.
Minister Conger will be succeeded at
the Court of Pekin by William W.
John K. Gowdy, consul general at
Purls, will be succeeded by Frank H.
Mason, who is now consul general at
Berlin. In succession to Mr. Mason,
John Lewis Griffiths of Indianapolis
will be named.
SHOT ByTTiS WIFE.
Mi-li ley Wns Advancing Upon Her
Willi a Chair Raised.
Columbus, Ga., Dec. 30.—There was
great excitement In Chaittahoochce
county, eleven miles east of Columbus,
to-day on accou'nt of the shooting of
William K. Schley, a prominent
planter and late representative to the
Legislature, by his wife.
The shooting occurred ad the Schley
home about 6 o’clock this morning,
and the whole country was wild with
rumors of various kinds. The place be
ing s -.newt at isolated, it was Impos
sible to get the full particulars early.
Mr. Schley was shot by his wife
with a 32-cal!ber revolver while he
was after her with a chair. The ball
entered ithe left breast and about half
way between the shoulder and the
neck and has not been found. Mr.
Schley is resting well under stimu
lants and unless Internal hemorrhages
begin, he may recover.
It Is said that Mr. Schley had been
drinking very heavily and that he
made things very unpleasant at home
when in that condition, but when so
ber Is an exceptionally fine man.
Relatives who visited the Schley
home to-day state that Mrs. Schley
did not intend to shoot her husband.
H'e was trying to strike her with a
chair, he said, ‘tto make her shut her
mouth,” and she, seeing a revolver
lying on the table seized it to frighten
him off, and It went off accidentally.
She is prostrated over the affair.
HE WOUNDED FOUR.
Inilustrlons Workman Fired Upon
Those Who Ohjeelril.
Chicago, Dec, 30.—Four men were
to-night shot and slightly injured In
a fight at Indiana Harbor, thirty miles
from this city. The shooting was done
by Frederick Kroner, an employe of
the American Steel and Wire Com
pany, the Injured men being his fellow
Kroner, who Is sn expert workman,
has been of late doing extra work,
and his fellow workmen demanded that
he |>erfortn no more than the rest of
them. Me refund lo do as they wish
ed. and to-night, when a number of
the employes wars standing on the de.
pot platform In Indians Harbor, some
of them sits'Se t Kroner He drew a
revolver and commenced to shoot lll
dls< rlmlnsisly John Jaeger and M.
Willetts were slightly sounded In the
leg and two other men whose names
are not known, sustained 'riding In
juries Kronei wag si rested.
5 CENTS A COPY.
DAILY. $8 A YEAR.
WEEKLY 2-TIME6LA-WEEK.BI A TEAR
VOTED TO STICK
TO THE STRIKE
UNION MEN THHE£ TO ONE
IK FAVOR OF mVING OUT AT
FA 1,1, RIVISIi.
Strike In the Cotton Mill* U to
tin oe—Unions Voted 1,401 to Itr
mil 111 out mid 4580 to Go to Work.
Call Who to Vote Upon the ilara
tlon of Returning to Work for ‘he
li4 1-54 Per rent. Kednetlon the
Operator* Are Willing to Fay.
Fall Klver, Mam., Dw. 30.—The la
bor union* involved since last July In
a. strike against & 12(4 per cent, reduc
tion in wages In the cotton mill* of
the city to-day, by a vote of approxi
mately 3 to 1, approved a continuance
of the contest. The vote of the unions
was 1,401 for and 420 against continuing
The call for meetings of the unions
to vote on a continuance of the con
test was prompted by agitation of the
question whether the employes should
return to work for the winter under
the reduction and renew the strike
later If wages were not advanced. It
was also stated In mill circles that the
majority of the union men were ready
to return to work, but that the leaders
were keeping them from doing so. Ac
cordingly. it was decided to submit
ihe question to a vote to-day, with
the result that In a total of 1,821 bal
lots cast, there was a majority of 871
In favor of continuing.
This was the first formal vote on the
question taken since the action of tho
unions in July Inaugurating the strike.
The result Is a general disappoint
ment to business men, who had hoped
for an ending of the trouble. There
Is still some question as to what ex
tent it will be considered binding by
the great body of non-union help. There
Is believed to be some possibility that
the unorganised operatives may gradu
ally go back and thus slowly end the
SFI.IT THE OFFICES.
Ail #tlrk* and Regular Repnhllrans
Hcnched An Agreement.
Dover, Del.. Dec. 30.—The Legisla
ture to-night in extra session, after
disputing nearly all day over a divis
ion of offices, effected an organization,
passed two bills and then adjourned
An agreement In the dispute over of
fices was reached by the Union (Ad
dick*) Republicans conceding to the
Regulars one-huif the offices of the
Legislature, with an understanding
that those selected would serve only
in the extra session.
An obstinate deadlock seems assured
for next week between the Union and
Regular Republicans over the office of
president pro tern, of the Senate. Thut
officer will preside over the Joint ses
sions of the Legislature In the ballot
ing for United States senator, hence
the quarrel between the factions. J.
Edward Addicks Is nil avowed candi
date for the senatorahtp.
KILLED BY HURRICANE.
Brussels, Dec. 80.—Many persons
were killed or Injured In Belgium fey
a terrific hurricane to-day, which also
caused much damage to property.
Berlin, Dec. 10.—During a violent
storm In North Germany four persons
were killed and a number injured by
Will Meet la Mete Orleans.
FtillsdelphU, Dec. #,—Upon tbs In
vitation of the president sad faculty
of Tuians University and the rotnmer
risl bodies of New Orleans, the Ameri
can Association for the Advancement
of Itclrnrc to-night, decided to hold the
neat meeting la New utumi* tm IM.