ISLAND IS IN REVOLT
Troubles in Samar Seem ts Have
Reached the Acute Stage.
TROOPS ARE I!lM:EDTO SCENE
Heroic Measures Will Da Adopted, and
Every Filipino Without Occupa
tion Will Be Forced to Go
into a Town.
Tuesday the navy department re
ceived the following cablegram from
Rear Admiral Rodgers:
“Cavite, October 22. —To Sec
retary of the Navy, Washington:
Active insurrection in Samar.
New York leaves today for Cat
balogan with 300 ma-rines, to re
turn to Basey and Balangiga, to
co-operate with army. Nearly all
naval forces concentrated on
Samar patrol. Services Arethu
sa and Zafiro, two colliers, need
ed, and being utilized.
According to' other advices from
Manila, General Chaffee does not ex
pect to hear of any extensive engage
ment in the Island of Samar. He be
lieves the operations there will not
result in an open fight. It is hard to
find armed Filipinos, but every man
without occupation will be compelled
to go into a town.
It is reported that all the rifles cap
tured by the Filipinos at Balangiga
are now in the island of Leyte, where
many bolo men are known to have
gone from tho island of Samar. In
fact, Leyte is as disturbed as Samar.
The object of the reinforcement c£
American troops now being pushed
forward is to increase all the garri
sons to thirty-eight men. Some of
them have until recently numbered
only eight men. The reinforcements
will a}so allow the detailing of a
working force to operate in the field,
hunting for insurgents.
General Wheaton reports that a
band of bole men has entered Tarlac
province, island of Luzon, through Bu
langan province, and that tho men
composing it are distributing inflam
matory bulletins, which are also post
ed on the church doors, warning the
people to prepare to take the field in
January. Some of the frienlly na
tives were informed by bolo men that
various bands of armed natives would
shortly concentrate in the vicinity of
PRESIDENT’S ACTION APPROVED.
American Missionary Association Is
In Favor of Social Equality.
President Roosevelt’s action in en
tertaining Booker T. Washington, the
colored educator, at the white house
was upheld and publicly approved by
the American Missionary Association,
which opened its fifty-fifth annual
meeting in Chicago Tuesday. The
matter had been a common topic of
conversation among the delegates to
the convention throughout the day,
the society’s prominence in the educa
tion of the negro making the matter
of unusual interest. Additional im
portance was lent to the affair from
the fact that Booker T. Washington is
a protege of the association. He re
ceived his first assistance In securing
an. education from the association and
the impetus and encouragement thus
given him in his youth has often been
acknowledged by him as the basis of
the eminence he now enjoys.
COTTON SPECULATION ILLEGAL.
Judge Makes Important Ruling Re
garding a South Carolina Law.
According to an opinion filed Tues
day by United States Circuit Judge Sl
monton, citizens of South Carolina who
buy cotton futures and lose cannot be
made to pay.
Under the state law cotton specula
tion Is held to be immoral, Illegal and
void. The suit In question was
brought In the federal court by New
York cotton exchange members
against W. A. Moore, a farmer of Spar
NEW COMPRESS COMPANY.
Petitions For Charter of Incorporation
at Atlanta, Georgia.
A petition for a charter for tho Capi
tal Compress Company has been filed
in the office of the superior court at
Atlanta. The incorporators of the
concern are .Tames Swann, John W.
Sanders, Inman H. Sanders, Frank M.
Inman and J. S. Akers, composing the
firm of Sanders, Swann & Cos., and
W. H. Beatty. The capital stock is
placed at $42,000, It being stated that
more than ten per cent has already
been paid. The privilege Is asked to
increase the amount to not more than
STATE OF DADE NEWS.
RAVISHES QRE4SED AND FIRED.
Mob at Call town, Louisiana, Burns at
the oicike the Black Assailant
of a White Woman.
A Columbia, Miss., dispatch says:
The negro, Bill Morris, who commit
ted the outrage on Mrs. John Ball at
Balltown, La., was burned at tho stake
Thursday. After being captured he
made an effort to implicate others, but
they soon proved their innocence.
He was carried to the scene of his
crime and there tied to a pine sapling
with chains and his hands and feet
chained to Lis body. Pine knots and
pine straf' were piled about the body
and saturated with coal oil and the
whole set on fire. The negro made no
outcry when the flames reached him
and only when partially consumed did
the spectators notice any movement on
his part. Fie made no resistance when
being bound to the stake and said that
he deserved his fate.
Mrs. Ball, who conducts a store, was
waiting on the negro when he clutched
her by the throat, dragged her off
down a hill and accomplished hi* pur
pose. After that he beat her in the
head with a pine knot and thought he
had killed her.
Going back to the store, he collected
all the change that was in the cajeh
drawer and had presence of mind
enough to put coal oil on his feet when
leaving the store.
Mrs. Ball, however, recovered con
sciousness and crawled to the nearby
home of her father-in-law. He at once
gave the alarm and the neighborhood
gathered and commenced a search for
the negro. He was found at his home
about four miles from the scene of the
tragedy and at once ran off, when he
was shot at by one of the posse and
wounded in the hip. Later on he was
captured in Mississippi.
DEFENDED HOME AND HONOR.
Wronged Husband Make* Quick Work
With Wife’* Illicit Lover.
Jesse A. Wall, a switchman for the
Southern railroad, was shot to death
in Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday afternoon
by Robert A. Keith, who runs a mar
ket at No. 94 Decatur street.
The tragedy occurred at No. 28
Jones avenue, directly opposite the
Jones avenue Baptist church, In the
house where Wall was boarding.
The killing was the result of an al
leged intimacy between Wall and
Mrs. Keith. Mrs. Schlapbach, the
mother of Mrs. Keith, was present and
identified Wall before the shooting
took place, as Keith did not knTw
Wall by sight.
Immediately after the shooting
Keith surrendered himself to the po
lice and was locked up at the police
barracks. An hour later Mrs. Schlap
bach was locked up as an accessory
to the killing.
Attorney Burton Smith was retained
to defend Keith, and he did so with the
statement that he only took charge
of a criminal case because he felt that
Keith should have proper considera
tion, as he had struck a blow for the
defense of his home and his honor.
MACON ENTERTAINS VETS.
Georgia Heroes Had the Right of Way
in Central City.
Macon, Ga., entertained more than
5,000 confederate veterans Wednes
day and Thursday, the occasion be
ing the annual reunion of the Georgia
division, United Confederate Veterans.
There were in the neighborhood of
10,000 visitors to the Elks' fair, In
addition to the visiting soldiers, but
the old veterans had the right of way
at all points and at all times.
General Clement A. Evans delivered
his annual address Thursday. The au
ditorium, or that which passed for an
auditorium —the market house —was
filled with 4,000 veterans. The streets
were packed outside and many did not
try to get about the place, knowing the
Incapacity of the building to hold
General Evans had been unanimous
ly and most enthusiastically re-elected
commander of the* division, and tho
compliment that had been paid him
caused him to rise to a very high pitch
of eloquence and to show deep feeling
in his speech. He paid a glowing trib
ute to the south's cause, for which her
soldiers fought so valiantly during the
Formally Opened In Mexico City and
Welcomed By President Diaz.
The Pan-American conference was
formally opened in Mexico City Tues
day afternoon by Hon. Ignacio Marls
eal, minister of foreign relations.
After the assembly was organized
the delegates proceeded In a body to
the presidential suite, where they
were Introduced to President Diaz.
Minister Mariscal presented the guests
In alphabetical order of their coun
tries. President Dias bade ths dele
gates personally weleome and wished
success to the work of the conferencs.
TRENTON. GA. FRIDA Y. OCTOBER 2>. 190).
WHELMED BY FLAMES
Eighteen Perish In a Disastrous
Fire in City of Philadelphia.
VICTIMS DIE LINOERINQ DEATH
Fearful and Sickening Scene* Enacte 1
In Presence of Thousands of
Spectators Who Were Pow
erless to Aid.
Eighteen known dead and property:
lose amounting to upward of $500,800
is the awful result of a fire which oc
curred Friday morning in the business
section of Philadelphia. Fully a score
of injured were treated at various hos
pitals. Police and firemen were later
delving in the ruins in search of
supposed to have been buried benea\ j
the debris, as it Is feared that
besides the known dead may have-lost
their lives In the flames. The build
ings destroyed were the eight-story
structure, 1219 and 1221 Market street,
occupied by Hunt, Wilkinson & Com
pany, upholsterers and furniture deal
ers, and a three-story building occu
pied by small merenantment.
Never in its history has Philadel
phia experienced a fir* which spread
with such great rapidity.
At 10:25 a. m. the blaze broke from
the building occupied by Hunt, Wilkin
son & Company, ana one hour later
the horrible sacrifice of life had been
made and the immense loss of proper
ty had been accomplished.
The origin of the conflagration is un
known. It is said that an explosion of
naptha or gasoline in the basement
was the cause, but this is denied by
Men and women died & lingering,
agonising death in the presence of
thousands of spectators who were un
able to lift a hand to their ass' ■Yar-’e.
The rear of Hunt,
pany’s building faces Ok J, ~a*f H
street, a small thoroughfare. tfie
fire escapes at this end of the building
two men and one woman were slowly
roasted to death, while the horror
stricken throng on the 'jstreet below
turned sick at the sighL
In front, on Market street, a woman,
driven to desperation, leaped from a
window on the top floor and was dash
ed to death on the pavement. Firemen
claim to have seen men and women,
unable to reach the windows or fire
escapes, burned to death in the in
terior of the building.
When the fire started more than half
of the firm’s 100 employees were on
the upper five floors, and it was among
these that the greatest number were
killed or injured. With the possible ex
ception of the engineer, who is miss
ing, all persons on the first three floors
got out of he building safely. Most
of those killed were at work on the
sixth floor, where women were engag
ed in sewing. It was reported that
goods were stored against the win
dows, which prevented the women get
ting out on the fire escapes, but this
was positively denied by a member of
There were eleven employees and a
number of outside workmen on the
eighth floor, A ladder reached from
this floor to the roof, which would
have enabled those on that floor to
reach the roof of an adjoining eight
story building, but in the excitement
this means of escape was forgotten.
Several made the terrible leap to the
sidewalk and were crushed, while the
others ran the gauntlet of smoke and
fire down the rear tire escapes.
As If by common impulse the major
ity of the employees attempted to
reach places of safety by means of the
fire escape on Commerce street en
trance of the structure. Many of
them, rendered Insane from fright,
leaped to the ground, and others, be
coming unconscious from the smoke
and intense heat, fell to the pavement.
When the firemen arrived Commerce
street was filled with these unfortu
By noon the fire was under control,
and at 2 o’clock p. m. a force of men
began clearing away the debris for the
purpose of recovering the bodies of
FOOTSALL GAME ENDS IN RIOT.
Five Men Severely Beaten and Four
teen Receive Painful Bruises.
Fourteen men painfuly bruised and
five seriously beaten Is the score of a
football game in McKinney, Texas,
Two of the players got into a dispute
that developed into a fight. Others
joined In the affair and the fight be
came general. Twenty-two men were
soon involved in a fist fight. Bystand
ers joined In the affair with clubs, and
several men were frightfully beaten.
Police and deputies rushed *n and af
ter some time succeeded in quelling
the riot. Both teams were arrested.
SORROW IN LEGISLATURE.
Georgia Lawmakers Deplore Sad and
Sudden Death of their Friend and
Colleague, Hon. Porter King.
There was little business transacted
in the Georgia legislature Friday. The
proceedings in the house almost whol
ly related to the sad and sudden death
of Hon. Porter King, Fulton’s repre
sentative, whose seat, draped deep in
bore silent and sorrowful
jestimony that he had vacated it for
f'ever in response to the highest call.
Chaplain Harris referred eloquent!/
to the eed death of colleague and
friend. A joint resolution was passed
providing for a committee from sen
ate and house to report upon proper
observance®. Some brief business in
tervened, including the reading of a
short message from the governor, and
the house took a recess until the joint
committee could be heard from.
The resolutions of the joint eom
.mittee expressed sympathy, provided
[that both house of the legislature
should attend the funeral Saturday,
that as escort of eight from the house
and four from the senate be appointed
to accompany the remains, and that
the legislature in adjourning, adjourn
until Monday, October 28, out of re
spect to the memory of Mr. King.
Fallowing the adoption of the joint
resolution, on motion of Mr. Barron,
of Jones, the house, as a further mark
of respect to the deceased, adjourned.
In the Senate.
President Howell called the senate
to order at II o’clock. A sealed mes
sage from the goY r ernor was an
The joint resolution offered by Mr.
Slaton in the house, calling for the ap
pointment of a committee to take suit
able action on the death of Hon. Por
ter King, was concurred In. President
Howell appointed, on the part of the
senate, Messrs. Ellis, Grantland, Allen,
Chappell and Cann.
The following house bills were read
the first time and referred:
By Mr. .Taylor, of Houston: A bill
to make it a penal offense to import
diseased cattle into the state.
By Mr. Howard, of Dooly: A bill to
prohibit the manufacture, sale or giv
ing away of cigarettes or cigarette pa
pers in Georgia.
By Mr. Wright, of Floyd: A bill to
amend the garnishment laws of the
state so as to make subject to the lien
of garnishments all indebtedness of
the garnishee to the defendant occur
ing after the service of the summons
The following appointments by the
governor were up for confirmation by
the senate in executive session:
Charlton J. Wellborn, of Union, to ba
A. D. Freeman, to be judge of the
city court of Newnan, and N. A. Post,
to be solicitor of same.
J. C. Reynolds, to be judge, and
Walter Bennett solicitor of the city
court of Way cross.
J. I. Carter to be judge and U. S.
Holton solicitor of the city court of
Samuel McWhorter, of Lexington,
and Samuel M. Adair, of Savannah, to
be trustees of the state university.
Hamilton McWhorter, Jr., of Lexing
ton, to be solicitor of the city court of
J. N. Quincy, to be judge, and Levi
O. Steen, solicitor, of the city court of
H. H. Perry, to be judge of the coun
ty court of Burke.
C. T. Crawford, to be solicitor of the
county court of brooks.
Judge Griffin and S. M. Varnadoe, so
licitor, of the city court of Valdosta,
to succeed themselves.
John O. Perry to be judge of the
county court of Bakers
W. U. Jackoway, to be judge, and
John G. Hale, solicitor, of the county
court of Dade.
Richard Hobbs to be judge and
John D. Pope solicitor of the city court
G. W. Hammond to be judge of the
county court of Griffin.
Arthur Patton to be Judge of the
city court of Thomas.
H. B. Peeples to be judge of the
county court of Berrien.
All of the above were confirmed by
the senate except the solicitors, whose
confirmations were referred to the gen
eral judiciary committee, the opinion
of the senate being of the opinion that
confirmation was net necessary as re
gards these appointments.
TROOPS FOR PHILIPPINES.
Plan Is Formulated For Replacing Sol
diers Whose Enlistment Expires.
The war department has formulated
a plan to replace troops now in the
Philippines with others to be sent
from the United States. The Seventh,
Thirteenth, Seventeenth, Twentieth,
Twenty-first. Twenty-second and
Twenty-third infantry will be with
drawn from the islands and replaced
by the Eleventh, Twelfth and fif
teenth cavalry and Twenty-seventh,
Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth in
fantry, all being recruited to their
[ maximum strength.
SCHLEY TAKES STAND
He Testifies In His Own Behalf
Before Board of Inquiry.
COURT ROOM DENSELY PACKED
Court Room Was Packed and Jammed
With an Audience that Lis
tened Attentively to Distin
Admiral Schley took the stand in
his own behalf Thursday afternoon be
fore the court of inquiry which is in
vestigating his conduct at command
er in chief of the flying squadron dur
ing the Santiago campaign. He was
summoned a few minutes after the
court convened at 4 o’clock, and when
court convened at 2 o’clock, and when
parently had gotten only well under
way in ms testimony.
Captain Charles E. Clark, of the Ore
gon, had just concluded his statement
when Mr. Raynor, rising from his seat,
"I should like to have Rear Admiral
Schley called,” and the admiral ac
cordingly was asked to take the stand.
It was a turn In the proceedings for
which apparently neither the members
of the court, its officers nor the specta
tors were prepared, and a murmur of
surprise wa6 heard on ail sides. It
had been expected that the admiral’s
name would be reached toward the
close of the afternoon session. There
were still two other witnesses on his
list who had not been heard, and it
was understood to be his purpose not
to take the stand until the entire list
had been exhausted'; He, however, re
sponded immediately to the call, and
before the audience was well aware
of the fact he had begun his narrative
of the campaign, which terminated in
the destruction of Cervera’s fleet.
Mr. Raynor introduced the testi
mony of his distinguished witness by
“Will you give the court name and
“Winfield Scott Schley, rear admi
ral, United States navy, retired; at
present on service in tnis court of in
The admiral then, in answer to a
question from his counsel, proceeded
to give a careful and detailed narrative
of all the events of cue campaign up to
the battle of Santiago. He had not
reached the stage of his testimony
where he will tell of the battle, when
the court adjourned for the day.
The audience which listened to his
recital was by far the largest "Which
has yet gathered in the gunners’ work
shop, where the court sits. All the re
served seats were occupied, as were
the seats set apart for the public at
large. In the rear of the room stood
probably as many people as found
seats, scores of men and women stand
ing upon tables, chairs and In the win
dows; in fact, anywhere from which
they could see the court
There was no appearance of demon
stration of any kind curing the ad
miral’s recital. On the contrary, the
silence was almost unbroken, except
for the sound of the witness’ own
voice. Only once was there a stir in
the room which indicated any feeling
on the part of the listeners. That was
when the admiral, detailing his conver
sation with Admiral Sampson in the
cabin of the New \ork, at Key West,
told him he had assured the com
mander in chief of fealty to him. When
the court adjourned for the day many
of the spectators pressed forward and
shook the admiral’s hand.
Schley’s Plan of Battle.
During his statement Admiral
Schley outlined the plan which he had
indicated to his commanding officers
before leaving Hampton roads, saying:
“During this time I explained to all
commanding officers that as it would
be Impossible to contrive a plan of
battle that would meet unforeseen
contingencies, the general plan of the
squadron would be to cruise in line of
battle, and its general principle would
be to attack the head and leading ves
sel, concentrating the fire upon them
in order, first, to obtain the moral ef
fect, and second, to throw them into
confusion, making a victory over them
probably very much more successful
and complete. I did that for the rea
son that the older plans of battle had
all been to attack centers and rear, re
sulting in the escape usually of a part
of each squadron. I felt that the at
tack of the head of a squadron, which
was to some extent new would involve
the destruction of the whole, and that
was the general plan of action as ex
plained to them on that occasion.”
The admiral detailed the target
practice the squadron indulged in
daily. This practice, said the admiral,
resulted In an accuracy of fire which
was fully demonstrated in the action
six weeks or two months later.
He then told of the cruise to Key
West and his moetiDg there with Ad
CREAfI OF NEWS
Summary of the Most
Happenings Tersely Told.
—The Georgia house of representa
tives Friday adapted resolutions on
the death of Representative Porter
King and adjourned until Monday out
of respect to his memory.
—ln the Buttonwood mines, near
Wilkesbarre, Pa., five men were kill
ed and nine injured by an explosion of
—Atlanta’s large show was brought
to a elose Friday night with every de
tail of the program carried through
with completeness and satisfaction.
—Railroads entering Atlanta have
finally consented to expend $25,000 in
improving the union depot.
•—A football game at McKinney, Tex
as, was transformed into a riot. Five
players seriously beaten and fourteen
paintnlly bruised was the final score.
—The demand of textile workers at
Fall River for an iacrease of wages
has been refused and a strike is inevit
—The consultations between the
president and his cabinet officers at
the cabinet meeting Friday were espe
cially full owing to the decision which
Mr. Roosevelt has reached to write all
of his own messages to congress and
to do it on original lines.
—One of the three white republican
members of the Georgia house of rep
resentatives will introduce in that
body a resolution condemning the ac
tion of President Roosevelt In inviting
to dine with his family the negro edu
cator, Booker T. Washington.
—ln the Georgia legislature Thurs
day a bill was passed by the house pro
hibiting the manufacture, sale or giv
ing away of cigarettes or cigarette pa
pers in the state.
—A negro, Bill Morris, who outrag
ed Mrs. John Ball, at La.,
some time ago, was burned at the
stake in that town Thursday.
—Admiral Schley appeared on the
witness stand before the Inquiry board
Thursday In his own behalf.
—Hon. PorteT King, a prominent cit
izen of Atlanta, and member of the
present Georgia legislature, died sud
denly Thursday night from a stroke
—Assassin Czolgosz will be electro
cuted at sunrise, Tuesday morning,
—Thursday President Roosevelt
made a large number of appointments
In the army and navy.
—Missionaries operating in Bulgaria
have finally located the brigands who
abducted Miss Stone.
—Two negro murderers were gar
roted in Havana Thursday. A fellow
prisoner acted as executioner.
—Old lady Taylor, aged 50, went
over Niagara Falls in a barrel Thurs
day, a feat never before successfully
—Negro women are still endeavor
ing to gain membership in the Feder
ation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri,
and In consequence there is a hot fight
in the state convention over the mat
—The Southern Homeopathic Medi
cine Association began its eighteenth
annual session in Atlanta, Ga., Wed
—During the session of the Schley
Inquiry court Wednesday a mighty
shout of applause swept the room as
the courage and wisdom of Admiral
Schley was portrayed in the testimony
of Witness Hill, a photographer on
—Advices from St. Petersburg state
that Count Leo Tolstoi is again se
riously ill on the estate of the Coun
tess Palin, near Aloupka, in the Cri
—A false cry of “fire” in a Louisville,
Ky., theatre, Tuesday afternoon, caus
ed a stampede wherein over twenty
people, men, women and children were
—ln the Schley court of inquiry
Tuesday Association Press Corre
spondent Graham exposed many lies
told on Admiral Schley.
—Atlanta’s horse show, the greatest
social event pulled off in the Gate City
of the South, was opened with much
pomp and splendor.
—Tuesday Assassin Czolgosz asked
for spiritual aid and was visited by a
—The second session of the Georgia
state legislature began in Atlanta
Wednesday at noon.
—Monday President Roosevelt an
nounced the appointment of George
Koester as Internal revenue collec
tor for district of South Carolina to
succeed W. L. Webster, deceased.
—The Eufaula, Ala., National bank
closed its doors Monday. A heavy run
and poor collections are given as the
—The Pan-American conference was
formally opened in Mexico City Tuear