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China's One Man Rial.
J. ! C. Clarke summarize an intensely
human article thus: 'Yuan Shih-k'ai,
Dictstor or Emperor?" See next
THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Fair and continued cool to-day and
Highest temperature yesterday, 77; lowest. 63.
Detaileil writlh r, inn I snd marine report on pnfze 1:).
VOL. LXXXIL NO. 352.
Cnmnii'ive Hoard Scores
"Syndicate" for Putting
Road Into Court.
FKOM HMH TO 1914
Directors Who "Submit
Blindly to Exploitation"
Taken to Task.
iVasiiin'uton. Aim. 1" Th Interatate
Commerce i 'ommlMlon'i report on Mm
Rock Island, handed clown to-day. de
eerlh the recesnt count action which re
eoltfd In the appointment of recslvcr ax
"Tint a bona fide proceeding to collect a
debt, hut one Instituted to carry out the
purpose ami achemea of h syndicate
eentrollltMt the railway.."
Tlie report details losses to the railroad
artrciratlns $26,000,000 since 1901, this
total Including $1,000,000 that wan paid
aa "Kratultiea or contributions" to offi
cers and director. In addition the rail
way : ;..!' paid to flnanclal -iti
tlors In connection with the laauance of
bomlx. commissions aggregating more
thai; $1. '1110,000 and suffered discount
of Siort than $17,700,000.
"The amount of garne," aaya the com
"accruing to V. B. Leeds, D. Ot
told. W. H. Moore ami J. H. Moore
through their control and manipulation
of the railway company Is probably
not ascertainable. Reld, when Interro
gated with a view to ascertaining' his
profits from the various ten naaot Ions, ex
plained "that he always burned his books
at the end of each month.
Little of Value Left.
"The quotations placed in tjha record
from the stock market of the New Jersey
company stock hud th railway company
etoek showed wide fluctuations. What
ever have been the gain realised by
these persons It Is certain that the pres
ent holders of the stocks and bonds of
the holding companies have (has which Is
of tittle or value,"
The commission condemns the direc
tors of flic Rock Island. Here are a
few of the things It says:
"This record emphasises the need of
railway directors who actually direct."
"A director who submits blindly to the
exploitation of his company Is a party
to Its undoing- and he could be held re- 1
sponsible to the same extent as if he had i
been a principal Instead of an accessory '
before the fact."
"It should be Just as grave an offence I
for an official of a railway to be faith- '
'as to his trust for financial gain as It j
is for an elected official of the (lovern- I
merit to betray his trust for money re- !
Tie commission contends that the case
0 Um Rock Island again demonstrate
the necessity for legislation imposing a
limitation on the Issuance of stocks and
bonds by railroads.
History of the Hud.
Bel it taking up the receivership pro
Seed inea the commission nrvsents itii
brief summary of the history of the Hock !
"In IS8I the main line of the rhicagn.
Kcxk aland sens' Pacific Hallway Com-
k-wij vjttvnmsi irom t ntcago tu iienver
n.th branch lines to St. Paul. Minneapo
lis and Kansas City. The territory served
i" one of the rlcihest and most prosper
ous In thu country and the system'
ramification of branch lines Insures U It
a large volume of tonnage.
"H was thou thriving and Its pros
pects were promising. Its tock selling In
the markets of the world at more tjlwui
i:oo a share. In 1914 the share had
fallen to IS ahd the road Is now In re
ceivers' hands. The evidence shows that
the earnings of the railway company hav
steadily Increased and that In IRIS they
were me largest in its history.
"The re-suits of the management, which !
u the subjec t of this investigation, may j
be aeen from the statement above made
U i the market value of the stock and'
from the table below, showing Ihe capl- I
talization. Indebtedness and oeralliig
BceouMS for the years 1901 and 1914; H
Cspttt! (toe k
rest on fun Jed
ai I cge uperuted . . .
l " : i
Plan on Itecrlt eralilp.
Of the receivership proceedings the
commission ayM :
I In- .-yndn ale decided to put the
railway Into a receivership. The gen
r..: . ounsel of ihe railway company at
the suggestion of W. II. Moore, a mem
bet of the syndicate, drew the hill ak
iiK (Of a receivership and engaged an
ktlornsy ostensibly to represent the
other lde. ThS bill wa placed in the
lis ids of this attorney with the name of
lb ' oinplalnant omitted and he was in
tructefl by the general counsel to locate
some creditor of the company willing
to act as complainant.
There was an agreement between
th general counsel and this attorney as
la the parties the latter would recom
mend to the court as receivers, the gen
ual counsel agreeing to Instruct the
Homey appearing for the railway com
pany to acquiesce In the recommenda
"The directors of ths railway com
pany were not Informed of the Inten
llon to file a bill for receivership and
st no meeting of the board was any au
ihorlty ever given for such action. Dl-
ectorf not in the confidence of the syn
dicate were kept In Ignorance of the
ttU t that such a bill had been prepared.
"The stockholders had no Information
of the purpose to put the railway com
pany into a receivership, although a
sloe (.holders' meeting whs held after
the dale upon which the receivership
U was completed by the general ooun
bel and tl.ls general counsel attended
Uie meeting. According to the test!-
CoHflsurd on Lost Pag.
Villa Executes Eight
Grandson of Luis Terrazas, Once Nation's Richest
Man, Among Victims Put to Death for
Treachery in Chihuahua.
CRUCIAL BATTLE GOING ON NEAR TORREON
Ike I'aso, Tex.. Aug. 17. That Oen.
Villa is not exactly In a peaceful mood
is shown by new received from Ohlhus.
hua city to-night, connrmiug rwrller re.
Ports of the execution of a number f
men by his order In that city, following
his return from his conference In Bl
I'aso and Juarex with (ten. Scott. The
executions took place on Sunday, It Is
aid, and the victims weve some of the
prominent men In Mexico prior to tin;
Villa rule or since ne came into powsr
The men executed were :
Oulllerm Terrnxa. grandson of (Jen.
Felipe (lutierre. riovernor of Chihua
hua during the Oroico revolution.
Luis Qardra. brother of Col. (tardea.
Aurelinno (onsales, (tovernor of Chi
huahua during Vllln's a net succes.
Sylvestre Terraeas, ex-Secretary of
Knrlque (lewis. rretary t. the
Mayor of Chihuahua city.
Perches Iflnrlquet, ex-purchasing
agent for vien Villa on the border.
Oen. riel Peso, a brigade commander
These VI lis of h. were shot. It Is
said, on the charge of treachaiy, eltier
because they ere conniving to Join Car
ran la or the neaoe faction.
Oen. Rios del Rio, purchasing agent
for Villa - n the h..rder, was arrested to
day In Juarex and sent to Chihuahua
Partially cnflrmed reports received
here tO-day stated that (ien. Manuel
Chao. commander of Villa forces at
Parral. I preparing to evacuate that
city and Join the Carranxa forces in
A report Is current that the Villa
garrison at Santa Kulalia hnd declared
(Jen. Villa has gone to Torreon to de
fend the city and a battle with the Car
ranxa forces I going on. Train service
between Chihuahua and Torreon has
Oen. I.uls Terraxas, the richest man
In Mexico and before the revolution
owner of the largest ranch In the world,
has been the victim of Pane-no's extor
tion Rlnce Villa nrst victories in
Chihuahua two years ago. He fled from
his great holdings In Chihauhua to El
Paso and from there paid enormous ran
som to the northern leader for the life
of his son. Luis.
Last year, this son. according to sev
eral sources of Information, was hung
up. beate and tortured by Villa until
he disclosed places where hi father had
hidden tores of money, t'arranxa once
ordered Villa to spare the Terraxas
Former Seeietury of suite Kryan
through agent warned Villa to cease
INTERVENTION IS NEAR
IN MEXICO, SAYS TAFT
Wouldn't He Neeessary If Situ-
aliou Was Approaeheil
Properly at Start.
Denvkb. Aug. IT. "If we had ap
proached the situation In Mexico with
proper forethought we would not be
facing intervention to-day." said ex
President 'Paft In un Interview here to
night. "And Intervention in this land
of riot, disorder and revolution oefl only
bo excused because Mexico, like Cuba,
ha become an Intel national pest. I
trust and hope we will not have to In
tervene, but it look very much as If that
will at last become necessary.
"Tiie United States seems to have
committed itself to a policy of protec
tion, and perham our stepping in Is the
only solution of the terrible eltuatlon at
the present time."
Mr. Taft was asked his opinion of the
Federal Industrial Relations Commis
sion and Its work.
"I utn sorry the commission has pur
sued the methods it has in its InvsStl
gation. It seems to me these method
have harmed the effect of the work un
dertaken. I say now, as 1 said before,
that the chairman of tin- commission,
when he admitted he tackled his subject
without Judicial poise, admitted his luck
of serloiiKnesH, and as a result hi c on
elusion will have hut little weight with
Speaking of the tariff, Mr. Taft said:
"The Kuropcan war ha ameliorated
conditions Imposed by the present
HOOKS AND EYES FOR KAISER.
Pins and Buttons Also Wanted If
Made of Needed Metals.
, Cnhlr lletpotrh tit Ths Srv
London, Aug. 17. Oerman news
papers which hsWe Just arrived here say
that the Oovernment has taken nieas
tire, to prevent the sale of pins, hooks
and eyes, buttons made of brass, nickel
The Draiiers Association of Berlin has
been notified of this intention on the
pari of the (Jovernment, and the parts
of their stock which they must regard
a confiscated have been specified.
The meicotre Is obviously designed to
preserve the supply of metals
HILL MINNESOTA'S FIRST MAN.
ainril by tier, llsraniond as Nlate's
St Paul, Aug. 17. James J. Hill of
gt. Paul, capitalist and railway builder,
is Minnesota's greatest living citixen.
This was the decision reached to-duy
by the committee of flvo empowered by
Gov. Hammond to name the recipients
of honors to he conferred by the man
agement of the Panama-Pacific exisisl
tlon at Han Kranclsco.
Gov. Hammond Immediately accepted
the committee' choice and ordered the
name forwarded to Charles 0. Moore,
president of the fair, who will notify
Mr. Hill when to report there to re
ceive bis diploma.
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18,
his extortions against 'hi hststsai fam
ily. Ignncici Irrgoyan. attorney of e'.cn.
Terrains, was shot by Villa last year.
FACTIOXS GET NOTE.
Tnvnin tlone Can't He flenched by
I', a. With Peace Plea.
WASiir .iT.pN. uK. 17. The State c
partment ! In rec eipt of Irforinatl. n that
all of the leaders of prominence in Mex
ico wUh rhe exception of Hen nVnttto
Zapata have received the Pan-Amerl-c-in
i.ote urging them to ailJuM their
differences In a pence convention. Kot
mal replies acknowledging receipt have
been received from Carninxn and Villa
Siine of the lesser leaders also have
advised the I'nited State that the note
Is at hand.
It may be sonife days before the note
teaches Zapata. He took to his heels
upon the reoccupatlon of Mexico city and
his whereabouts are unknown to Amer
ican consular officers in Mexico. It I
taken for granted that Zipnta, who has
been operating In conjunction with Oen
Villa under the han'er of the Conven
tion ijovernment, will agree to take part
In the protects. .1 pence c-onvention. As
surances to this effect of an Informs!
cbaraaiter already hove been received
Advices received here to-day Indicate
thai: a hattl" of Importance Is now lieln
waged Bt Torreon between Vtitietas snd
a force of flarrsnSlStag led by ilen
ObreSJOn. CsmuiSlttSI nave claimed that
if they won this engagement the back
bone Of the IwjHjJQgtllUII would be bt'ccke'i
and that Villa nr. I moat of his assoc iates
would be eosspelled to leave Mexico
Advices say that ni.ui wounded Vil
I'stas are arriving lit ChlhuaJttsS fiom
the vicinity of Ton.-o: The rSttOftl add
that Villa lias ordered man) SMentl li
for pillaging snd for conspiracy ag.ii:
The Villa agency n ade pttbllc to-day i
ati'tement that it has been advised that
the forces of Oen. Caiies approached to
within ten kilometers if Nogales In the
state of Skmora. Qen. Majftorena, a
Villa commander, met Calles snd the
latter was reulsed.
Condition are ciulet on border, ac
cording to a deepatol rscstveil at the
War Uepartment irom Oen. r'unston.
' TO TAKE OFF SPANIARDS.
t-M mt rs to Hfirnr :i.mm i mm
Sprcirt' ' tihte ttMpilti f to THU Si N
Havana. Aug. 17 -Spain li tominUM
IHiniMK Mti'itiiu'n to i t honM ripanlRh
rittavni now In Msloo. it t. MtlmattHl
thHt tO00 Smi)iarrls will rttUffl from
Ihe rvvohition rtdlen republic.
TO AND FROM BUSINESS
IN HIS $80,000 BOAT
AugUut Heekscher Is Thus
Mile to Save Himself an
Hour a Dai .
i Angus; HeckaOhor, financier, who ha
j a summer home in Huntington, I, I
I has fad a swift yacht built in which to
I go to and from bis office In the city.
The boat cost 0,000, was built by the
1 Atkins-Wheeler company of Halaglte,
near Huntington, and covers Ihe distance
' between Huntington harbor and .e,v
York, nearly forty miles, in from an
I hour and a quarter to an hour and
j twenty minutes, according to the tides
, She save lier owner almut b ilf an
I hour on each nip Her name is Qg.
Tiie a, in measures 111 feet over alt,
has a basin of 1 1; j feet ami drawi
feel d Inches of water She Is equipped
wiiii two v typg gaaolen motors of Tr.n
I bores powsr sson and has separata mo
tors fo,- ii,-r elect tic generator, lire pump
and bilge pumps, Besides tlie huge
i cabin there are Several smaller sta,te
roonia for guccstc it die Gabrills is
used for cruising. The crew's quarter!
are forward, with lunge scp.nalc rooms
for the skipper and the engineer.
Acconiiaulcl by his secretary M.
llccksrtier attends to business en route.
DEATH PENALTY COMPROMISE.
I ii ry l i I in i' I.I ft 'IV rm I n-
ftlnri of i hnlr, li I'lrtn.
Albany. A tiff 17- Ixmli IfftrflhAU'l
ruinniitti'f? on '1 of riKhtH of the COII
j titutJon Convention is lo ropor-t a
ooinproinlsN iinondnionl for itM Botti
proiNMal t RDOUb)) Hie dMttl penalty
' In thiy State. The cotnpiuinihe iiuIk;
. "On a OOAVtol loii for u rime now
punishable by death, the jury may. by
It verdlrt. Imttoae either the devtth
1 penalty or life lmprlmni merit . and in
j the latter event no pardon or OOmmtltS"
ti-ii Hhall le uranted UntMl the Inno-
I oence of the prinoner eon icted is legally
Mr. Hett laid tOnlffh that Iwenty-
, seven KtMitM now h;tve tliln methuil of
: rtfltchlnff the - rime (f niuidoi. while
fourteen Staten have Ihe Mraluht tleath
penalty, and In seven HtiteH the death
j penalty ban been alolhed ftUOtfttbor,
TEUTONS' CAPTIVES. 2,000,000.
All lint aOt0M of the Prisoners
laeesJ CsSe tieMptifrfi tit run s,
A M stkiioa M . via London. Aug. 1 7.-A
Frankfort despatch says that the !er-
inuu and Austrian! now hold I'.ooo.uoo
prisoners of war.
(if these. 110.000 are I'rencli. Ililtlsh
and Itelgiaus, and the remainder are
PLAN TO INVADE FINLAND.
C.e ciiiei o- PrcpllrlllU to I.HIIll I 011,1..,
LoNtsiN, Aug. 17. According to a des
patch from Stockholm lo Ihe sfomlSS
rewt the flei mnnH are preparing to laud
troops on the oouat of Finland.
PLOT IS CHARGED IN
00 AAA AAA nOTITD
Itiokcr. DovtOf .ind Nurse All
NuiihmI in foulest (her
TWELVE ( 01 SINS IN SUIT
Allemitions Thl TwtitOf Wns
Plied with Mqnor Are
Charges of conspiracy against Charles
K. t'hlpard. member of the Block Ex
change firm of WbltehoUSe Co of 111
Broadway, fr. Oeotge K. Steel, an eve
and ear specialist, and .Miss Rettth Clll
ver. n trained nurse. , emnec'lon with
the will of Henry Rutherford, who died
nt the Hotel Astor on February 1013.
leaving an estSlS of mote than t,SS,
St), are made In affidavits filed In the
Supreme court yesterday.
The afflclHvits were presented to Su
preme Court Justice QlsSJSftetl on an ap
pllcntion for a temporary Injunction to
restrain th" distribution of the estate
pending n suit to break the will. An
injunction was granted pending the de
termination of a motion before Justice
Shearn to-day to continue It until the
will case I decided.
The allegations against 1'hipard, Dt
Steel and Miss Culver are based on In
formation to the effect that feer some
years before his death Mr. Rutherford
addicted to the ue of liquor and
drugs and thai Mr gtc I and the nui".
aided In keeping him in such a con
dition that when he msdo his will It
cas unable to ever, is.- his own Judg
ment. The ntftdaxits allege thai as a result
of the SCtS of the broker, physician anil
nurse Mi. Ilutrterfont gave to the
physician's wife unci ehe same amount
to her sister unci gave 1100,000 to lin
pard and named bun executor w.tl.e.u:
a bond, li ii)..,. charged Ibai a be
ciuet of 1100,000 to the Roc kefe tier In
stitute r.u Medical Research was made
because a son of Mr. Phlgsrd was an
officer or employee ..f th.. institute. Wbll
Mis Culver was not named in the will,
the nttldavi: set forth thit -he acquired
luxuries after the- eleatli of Mr. Ituthei
foed wlin li she did not ha V before, and
It Is also alleged thai she i not a trained
nurse, but is merely "held out" as such
by Hr Steel.
Th- suit is brought by .1 Franklin
Qultck, Bert rand i. Quitch ami ten eaber
maternal cousins of Mr. Rutherford who
were not mentioned in the will. Among
the defendants named are thirty-two
paternal eouetn e,f the deeedefit living
iri Qrest Hritulii. Ihe Canary Islands and
Nebraska, who divide lite residuary es
tate of t,lt,4l2
Sgalste Nearest of Kin.
The complaint drawn by William M
Sechur of .11 Nassau street :ate thai
the decedent had two brothe s. James
and Jedm. one slater. Mis Janet Ruther
ford MsrahaJI, ind a wife, but all died
teefore him althoul issue, leaving htm
no next of kin nearer than cousin.
The plaintiffs are the children of three
brothers at.d two sisters of the dece
dent's mother, and they any they have
no actual knowledge (if the relation
ship of the defendant coils ns. The
OOtnplelnl alleges that Itutherforl was
of unsound mind at his death and that
If bis will was executed at ull it was
done through tin undue Influence of the
I'l Steel, who I husband of Li'dll
Pea real steel, and brother4nlsw of
Bllsabeth Peareal Ruses!!, two Irene.
flclarle foi 110,000c Phlpard and the
Bdlth Culver, "an alleged nurse"
The chief affidavit to be presented to
day to JUS tlO BhSarn I made b) Iter
trand L. Oullclc, wao sas he is 4'c yean
old and live at Kingston. N .1. He bad
known Henry Rutherford forty war,
and aayi that Rutherford never had a
regular occupation and wis a heavy
drinker until his death. The plaintiff
sals that afier Mr. Rutherford's wife
died he continued Using alcohol to ex
cess, and when his brother John died
in l'.Ul his condition was such that be
couldn't attend the funeral. He last ess
the decedent in 1011 in wnnsotlon with
a beCjUoel of Iffi.OtMl to one of bis sons
under the- will of the dscedent'e brother, 1
and the effects of Rutherford's use of
alcohol were plainly visible. He bOllevSS
that such eu 'he decedent's condition i
when he made the will.
The sffldavll states that for a long
period before his death Rutherford was
in the constant companionship of l'hip
arel. Dr. Bteel and Miss Culver and
that I ir. Slcel had been his physician
for eight or ten years Phlpard had
been a broker for forty years and
bought and sold all th,. storks and bonds
dealt In by the decedent Ills last ac
counting of Ihe Rutherford e state showed
that the bulk of the assets of IS, 141,047
was In stocks and bonds, nil of which
brought hltn a large protlt.
Quitch eays 'hit slthough it steel is
An eye and ear specialist he trSStad
Itutberfoid and prsSOflbed I hloral. urging
him to drink after another physician had
urged him to quit, s a result of which
Rutherford "yielded t. the temptation."
Concerning Miss Culver, tiie sffldavll
ay she Is not an iccreelited trained
nurse, hut through the Influence of Dr.
Steel has la-en engaged as such ,t the
Astor. PlsSS and W.ldorf hotels.
ttilridcu niu ,',. tlleued.
shorth after Rutherford's death Miss
Culver moved to an eight room apart
ment it ton Riverside Drive and "begsn
to Indulge in .. variety of e.xt ni v.tga lit
purchases," says Qullck "She itougiit
chairs of antique eleslgn for 1(0 ,. ,,
expensive tapestiies and paintings, rugs
eepeel illy msde for her and a piano
made to her order She then took a trip
to the orient."
PrOm al! these .iivtllllestnnces the
plaintiff sins he believes that the three
persons nsmed were guilty of the acts
alleged and .isles an Injunction restrain
ing the further distribution of th.- es
tate bSCSUSe the accounting latently
tiled showed th.it only IIOO.OOu remained.
Charlei Fog or ;r, Broadway, coun
sel for the defend mi, said that affida
vit will be presented to-day denying the
esentiai allegation! of th pktlntlffs'
affidavits lie declared that Mr. Phlp
aid's .-on was never connected with the
Rockefeller Institute' but that his bSQUest
to the institute for oancsr reSSSP h w is
made tiscaUSS both his sister and wife
died of Ihe disease.
Mr. pOX Kilfl that Mrs. Steel's inother
was a lifelong friend of Ihe dei .stent's
wife and tint the bequest lo hot and
her sister was made lor that reason.
He de hired llil MN Culver is a com
petent trained nurse and that she "never
recelvud u fcuthing" iron) the estate.
1915. Cf ITrtfM, 1916. bv the Stis
GFT FPAMITS T VAlfUtTDQ nonFDc
SAYS STATE IS i
Newsptpen Cnitc in seath-
Ing DenuHclttioti of
I lie Mob.
DEMAND THE GUILTY
WEN BE PUNISHED
Resltlenti Musi Decide Be
tween Law and Anarchy,
The newspapers of Georgia in sharp
Ptlltorla.l tc-dity are unaniniotis In 1
I'll i e Igg the lynching of tiSO Frank. I
Sgree that the mnh brought I
PV Ming d sgrace ttisn the Stnte of j
Qeors a that will never be w.ped out.
The) unite in calling for the punlah
tin nt of the guilty parties and laws to
prevent the recurrence of mob
"GEORGIA'S SHAME." I
tllnnln "fnnsllleitlon" tags Mate
is leisure,. . .I
Amv.nia. Aug. IT. Under the title
"Georgia ghsme" the Atlanta ConHU
f Ml lee will say to-morrow In part:
"The sovereignty of the State of l.ee.r
igtS have been assaulted and desecnited
No word In the language is ton strong
to apply to the deliberate and carefejlly
ronsnlred deed f the mob.
"livery man. woman and child in
Qeorgta will feel the ultimate effect of
thai ad of law-defying mob. which went
to Milledgeville ami lynched not Leo
srsnhi who Is only a detail In the aw
ful story, but the State Itself. It Is
Qglllglg Qeorgta law and Justice, that
was hanged upon that Cobb county tree.
"Those State authoiitle responsible
for prison safety should have known
ti.- attempt would probably be made
It was their sworn duty to go to every
necospar) extent to pievent that act of
violence in which Qeorgls's shame i
now indelibly written.
"Georgia owes it to herelf and to
.her future lo go to the bottom of this I
tragedy and not to rest until she erases !
that stain in o fai as it is possible for1
offic ial effort to wipe It out "
Mn Telearsph" llolthlc If
lynchers Will lie ppri-nended. '
Macon. Oa., Aug. IT. The Prank case1
; lies e ome o an evil, climactic, cats- ,
trophies!, stunt Ir.g." say the Macon
fieuiv relegrogS in its final editorial ..
th at case, which will appeal to-morrow ;
' morning It says In part.
"The shocking ease with which a sen,,,
I of men raped Ms State penitentiary, the
warden ..f which hn loasted thnt "onlv
Von KUn k and his forty-two centimeters
could ever take that bastUs,' demsj d In
Htant and vigorous attention.
"It Is said every effort w ill be made ,
to apprehend these men. Pontiles they ;
cm be apprehended doubtful they will.1
"Kout publication it, particular, ev-
' oral Oovemore, not a few Northern dele
gation inv ading (leorgia, many edito- I
rials in prominent publications outside j
I the State by editors who were n t hi- i
- formed initiated the feeling of regent.
men! hi c leorght
"Thomaa B. Vi'ataon, through the me-1
, dlum of his monthly and weekly publlca
tlOIUV widely read In QaorglSj, vigorously
I contended Mmm the jury was right si ll
I that frank was guilty mat he tnouldl
hang lie made .ut an Infinitely mote
ImpreaalVS case for the State than Dor-l
sev ever did. Attacks were made on
hhn by the outslds press, notably by
I'urk. and because the New York 7'ime
end the New York H'orfcf. .lewiilli owned.'
also made such a tremendous flghi for
Prank, aided by PoUter! rVeeMg. attack
ing the State and declaring Krai k was .
COrrvlOted because of anti-Semitic feeding
lathei than the svtdsnos, Wai'son ac
cepted the gemklc challenge thus fctrown
dow n and in a very lew weeks Che State '
"That Pre nk'i cotnmutstlon was e
cured by the use of money, and money
alone, the majority of the people of'
e leoi gia believe I
These things in their minds, the'
thlit-tive Co bb ggeinty men who lyiuined .
Lao Prank went ahead with their work
with clear consciences. They really be
lieved they were avenging angels."
"LAW OR ANARCHY r
UKiisln "( hronlele" Keillor V Ires
III l ml lu on i lo ii Irom c t'OSki
At'ui s rA. Aug 17 - Thomas W. Ix -less,
editor of tin. OhfOHiClt, wired ne
following editorial from New York to
night on the Prank lynching "Law o.
Anarohy which ""
"There can IX liut one answer to this
latest assault on (lie authority and In
tegrity of tlt.orgiu.
"The decency and civilization of our
State must at last assert itself or else
pull up atskSS and quit. It Is a straight
out issue between law' and anarchy , let
Ueorglsn Dhoog for themelves.
"This climax was Inevitable as long
as we permitted incendiary publications
to set Qeorgta sflama. Tom Watson his
cost QsOrglS mors than 10,1100 gissl and
true men can rebuild in twenty year.
"Those who are disposed to tempo rig
with this situation further will be as
guilty of Uisiigla's disgrace and re tro-
gregalon ss the mob iiseif."
MOB SHAMES STATE.
gvaaaah 'l,yaaM hs i mil,
lenile t re tppalled.
Savannam. Qa. Aug. 17. The Savan
nah 'its to-night cairled the following
on Ihe Frank lynching:
"The citizen of Ueorgla who aland for
Pri'ttlitg nnd ruhltnhtng AminnnHon.
RUSHES BACK TO HEAD INQUIRY
Jgg ggl ggsssss
Ex-Gov. Slaton of Georgia,
Lynching Is Denounced
by Southern Governors
Harris and Slaton of Georgia and Others Deplore
Mob's Defiance of Law and Predict Speedy
Punishment of the Guilty.
I liv tentimfltt ni ttlt Smith id r egtirti In the lyw liiny ni I.iii I, run,
is trih i till iii niimnm in nscil Imt night lm Qo re-mar ni Smilhern Stutrs.
ThfUt OflfNfolfl irrrr gg foUotfe.
Gov. Harris of Georgia.
I'll,. I KAMI, tig,, AUg. 1". 1
ii ti t j) to-night, as lit:
"i ggg greatly sbockgd and sggfrievod gud t da not bsllsve the psopto
of (.esuclti will tit ull giprurg of this get loo. I nm Itirt thnt It will hurt
teVorgln greatly I'vi-rvwlicie. gin I it tit extremely sorry that It oix-uiiVcl.
"It Will be1 taken for grglltwl Unit I will Use my every power to see
In It th.it the members of Ibis mob receive Bttlng punishment for their
rime i win to it Unit the authorities of the county iii which this
crime necurretl are given every help nt ihe dlaposgl of tin- stnte."
Ex-Gov. Slaton of Georgia.
SaN Kiitv. Ivu, Atlg. IV. I'.x-I ieivclii.il' Sim. iii
muted i.eo m. b'rniik'M entenee to life Imprisonment
Iiim in these Words!
"I would rattier lie lynched by u mob than lie lynched by tbe Judlclgry.
One I- g St tack upon the soul iiiul the other eetilv reaches tin. body.
"The get was ii eonsummal itrage, nnd every man engsgotl in ths
lynching should ! nangedi for he i- an assassin. Kucb un net contrary
to tiie civilisation of tteorgls, snd on,- whlcb every geeoci titlseu win eon
demu. The Kugllxh langnnSe In met strong euougb nor broad enougb to
deslguute this in sipropriate manner, ihe men who would do litis sort
f tbltlg ale of the MU16 sort flint kill women unci children gfld men from
behind fence'. So language is toe, condemnatory lo express any seutlmenl
in this case for which I win not stand reationalblei and the words thnt t
iicnU here I will repeat when I i:(.t home
"l rejietti ibai every good iiuiii nnd - i woman in Ueorglti win reeetii
fhi' outrage, and will demnud the speetly iniulabnieiii of ilnise wine have
perpet rated it."
Gov. Hall of Louisiana.
Nrw UaicKANa, Ana. IT. flov, Hull
"The lywblng of I'ntnk aai the
It Is severely ooiieletiiiaril. I Hill sure, by
Gov. Goldsborough of Maryland.
"When a suite hexxjnwus I be tbantre e,f mob rule ever) ngeiiey ui ilic
couiumiihI e.f ii- tioveriHir sbould I fully ami fanrlesaij used in uppre.
bend awl puulab ll members, nol men. but outlaw's, wtio unultl ii)i-.l
giivernuietil ami deatroj the fiiiMbitneuttil riglits of ctvillxiitlnii, This, tiibl
uoiblng leas, I feel ixuivltu'eil, the thivernor of Ueorgla will ibi,"
Gov. Stuart of Virginia.
Boston, Aug. 17. -Oov. Henry c sunlit of Virginia, who la here tu nt-
lend the conferen f flovernora' Week, spoke vigorously on the lyiiching
of Vraiikc sgyiug:
"l deplore with all my s,,ui nil iterforutniiee like 1 1 t high bandij
nolation of the law In the cgse f Prank.
"l L'anuot condemn such otitbrnika wlib anfflcleni force ii ex press my
tntenss feeling agaiual such a procedure.
"I do in ii. however, think tins new nun .,f affnlrs bail anytbiug 10 dn
With race prejudice! agUlUSI (the Jews n (lie SoUlh. Nee peraitl any longei
raganls nn-tltma in the South. Not once in Ihe trial of ntank d" I believe
rat's prejitdlces entersd. eludge and Jury acted without regard i the uniioiml
Ity of uie man n trial for hi life,
"The bet tar element throughout the entire Sotilh bga Uie highest re
sped fur inw god order gud would not uuder any clrcumstanceN Indorse ihe
lynehlng which ba taken place, in my own Ktate of Virginia no lynching
lias oocurretl fur more tbau Bfteiui yeara. Lynching in the whole South has
undergone rapid diminution in the in-i few years.
"This t r in i of Kruiik, with tiie suliseipieul outrage, springs from the
feeling f resentment among nil Nmitheni i pie ugaluai attack on youim
"With tbe increase eef educutloii among the Southern toopla i lnlleve
Slle-ii UUtnigea will pass, ns they tire in fuel already frowned illsm by Ihe
better admitted classes everywtiere, So one in ihe Houtb ui for n uioiiicui
countenance this inornliHi's crime iigtiliHU the Ktale of Ueorgla, an i ihe iiei
lielr.it id's if t'H light should !' summarily punished,"
las and order and thSnk clod, we be
lieve we have more of Ibis kind than
any other are appalled and ashamed at
the actions of the mob last night. No
grastsr WPOag WSI ever done a State
than that committed against Qgorglg
UpOfl this occasion.
"A small number of men have mur
dered the fair name of QeOfgtg ln the
slaying of Krnnk. All the horrible thine
said alseut us by those outside the State
they hsVg made true by their treachery
to a commonwealth.
'One thing thai will require eurtjggt
Gov. Nat Harris of Georgia.
Hain-. in-fore hurrying hack to At
f fieurgifli llo colli.
let.., till, -eel Uie Ivluil-
said lo-iilgbl :
act of n band of lawleas men.
tile Hs,,le of tleorgill,"
Inquiry Is Ihe question of whether there
was c, illusion between the authorities at
the Mlllodgevllie prison ami the mob
thai sue. ceded In aplrlting I' .ink aw ray
ln such quick time."
VYING W ITH MEXICO.
Sgngfrlsh "New" tsks If Man I
Ink t ecu leg Vet UntO Himself.
t BgDNswicK. ii,i.. Aug 17 The Hruns.
Con'niiied on Srrond l'au9
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Hotly on Way to Brooklyn
After Thonftanrifl View
it in Atlanta.
WOMEN RC8H TO SEE
SHOCKING sl'Ki'T (,I,K
Crowd Restrained Wltli
Great Difficulty nt scone
Atlanta, (la . Attt;. 17. Ooy, Harris
of Heorgla Issued Instructions tn-dav
o the Sheriff of c.d.t, county, in Which
Leo If. Prank was hanged near Mar,-
etta, the birthplace of Mary I'hagnn
of whose murder Frank was convl ied.
to make every effort to apprehend rhe
twenty-five member of the lynching
party which kidnapped Prank from
the .Milledgeville Jail late last night.
So state ,,r county reward have
been offered for the arret and convic
tion of the lynchers. It was sai.l al
the Oovernor office that no applica
tion for a reward had been made.
flov. Harris telegraphed to-night
from Fitzgerald. Oa where he is at-
tending the Georgia Confederate
veterans' rciin.on. that he w nil I start
immediately for Atlanta to personally
tako charge of an investigation Into
the lynching. He said:
"I Ml mortified and determined to
have tiio fullest Investigation e,f the
entire affair, i Intended to remain
ir. Fitzgerald over Wednesday, hut
this horrible affair causes me to re
tarn to-night to take such steps a
vlll immediate y bring to justice
those Who are guilty of tills dsspto
Member of ihe Georgia Prison Com
mission were in the Mlllodgevllie Jail
when Ftank was kidnapped. They have
Investigated his seizure. They sav the
prieon officials are blameless, although
"the Incident is regrettable."
Frank's body, after having been
tii!. en to Atlanta after shameful
see nes in tiie Held twee mlics from
Marietta, where it was found, wa
(ela. 'ml on 1" aril a train at midnight
:..r shipment to Brooklyn.
After Frank's body was found some
of th.- 1,000 people who crowded around
to view It sdVOCSted public mutilation.
but after shocking scene, of which
women and children were spectators,
, mer heads prevailed and Ihe h.ed
as taken to u secret piece in Atlanta
f..r preparation for shipment.
NOT A SHOT FIRED
RY LYNCHING PARTY
ii triiuult With r in til . ii n rtln
n Prtftonvf uiitiirfii.
Iii.u;ih;i: it.i.K. Oa., Aug IT I
KrnK'M MptUft t:' nlrT.U wa; n'vinn
pliVhtd without th UM ''f any v loletu't
excepi HinTi ai t ii isn oi tnorc .Mn
vit ttd on Prftttk heWU-l um thty i- -i:-.i
him out a tiie nutomohilp
Nut ii chat wih tireil ; tlirn wan uu
hi i ukkU- wit h ny f th. t rnt -ft'-
strfntd Bjititvfdi itaiiotitd ! the prisiih
It in tt ut tltt'ie wms .1 show of loln'e ;
htltf a dOJMII of the lyii(hei liwp)n nl
ifvolvern am) VhOtfUm iiTni MVOral of
tin- prlfon oAlcHeili wow he.ndouffod And
fOp iuiet uinlrr thFOAtl t'f heitiK Uhoi
Thu t v. t iity-lU t- lym htM H Weill abotjl
their tmtlniN '-aimiy and without dlo1
lit- uf any amotion exi'Hpt df.nlly hi;:-
ouanaaa ami for tbe prlaon offlolala una
It WSI juxi bofopa midnight when the
pang, In etuJu automobllaa, whliiad ui
to the hoiiff of Wavfdon J.itne K Smith,
Two guartfa wra alaoplng on hla pofoh;
the t'l.ui Oi'OUpADta of tlie foramoot auto
niubile loapad out iuil s'izet thaaa men,
taking ikoaaaaakon of t i 1 HAea.
Wa nle ti Smitu wnf Intlda iuh houaOt
Which la doaa to the mam prlaon Itulld
itiK Tha m .a who appArantly is tha
Itadar "f tha band v 1 ' el for the warden.
who i t " Gftttad back smith
tirl ri-tt lo I tirott 1 p IImihU.
The mob 1 04 U- r apoka aoma nama
ah Ion gmlth did nat raoogntia ami line.
no' ramambar. ami Smith went to tlit
front door Ha aald later he oarrlad
lantarn in ona hand and i 1 1 1 re
v ilvar m tha other.
ti hi' oponad "la front ihor half a
dosati ravolvara wara thrual towgN! htm.
lit wa ordarad to throw- up hla handa
l.tMismu liii- Kiip on hi- ravolver Warden
Smith o bay ad.
"There WAA n'hiiB e!-e for me to
do." b" explained l iter
lli-s a iff. In bar room iipnt tir. Imd
haard tha rbUgl llg "f tha tnotor rara
and lha ordar pen 10 hai luigband. Mia
ruahad down Malm, thraw her arm
around 'lie arttrdan'i nak a rfi baggad
ihi' tin HOI to .i.t'iit hllll TbA aimkaii-
man for 'lie m h told htf t'"t to ha
The (Old hAt thi) were Bl) frn HVdl
ari Iter frlarida' nanl Smith I At AT
The apokaaman then aave h faw erlep
Ofdara ami four memU-rf of the hand
Agra left with Sin. 1 h antl hla two