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Is the only newspaper In Newport News that receives full Associate.! Pre.cs report. tmn l ii i i i i i ?. i i i i mm VOL. X.. NO. 301 POKW STRIKE A BLOW FOR HER LIBERTY Armud Rebeilion on Large Scale Said to Havo Been Plen ned There. WOULD CGlTOTE SITUATION If Movement Had Reasonable Hone of Success it Would Draw Entire Pop? ulation and Force Russia to Ayain Conquer the Province?Moscow Again Cut Off From Capital. fRy Associated Press.) ST. PETERSBURG, Doc 27.-11:36 p, m.? According to luforiuntlou re? ceived by Ibe revolutionary lendera here, an armed rebcltlon on n largo Hcah- baa been planued in Poland. The Socialist revolutionaries, oti eouraricil by the success of the Insur? gents lu the Baltic provinces and by ? he situation at Moscow and in Russia generally, have decided that the mo ineut has comb to try to cast off tho yoke of the autocracy. Railroadc at Standstill, The tactics to be followed are the same as those adopted at Moscow, the MsitiR to be preceded by a goucral strike, which already has practically come into operation, bringing about half the rallronus In Poland to a standstill.. An pp n n belllou in Poland would Immensely complicate the situation for tlte government! if should it gain chough headway io warrant reasona? ble hope of success it probably would draw In tlto entire population and tho government would practically have to reconquer the country. ' No News From Moscow: ST. PETERSBURG, Doc. 27.?11::; 1 p. m.?There'Is no further news from Moscow tonight. The Associated Press Correspondent there succeeded in- getting the St. PotcrSburg bureau by telephone th's evening, but be had tm!y uttered the words. "I am golii : to tell you a horrible story," when ho was cut off. Since then nothing has been hoard from the correspondent. The Solnoysky regiment of guards v/as dispatched fo Moscow by ? train tonight. This is considered rather omlnious. Rebels Have Three "Armies,'' ;ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. L'7.?.'. p. m.?A brief message from Moscow of today'o date snys thai troops with ar? tillery are pouring Into the city, but tho situation has not greatly changed. The revolutionists bold soctldns of the Moscow-Kazan read. Desultory firing in taking place. Tho military pntrols are engaged in guerilla war? fare with the revolutionists, who nrp seeking refuge on the roofs of houses and In the harrow thoroughfares. ' Another message from Moscow say that during the u'ght Uw artlilory was destroying the barricades! Tho revo? lutionists, this message says, are ill vidc.d Into thron "armies." The fln-t, consisting of 800 men, nrra,cd with rlflea and pikes Is operating between Moscow ami Pcrovo, using tho rail? road, which It controls. Artillery and cavalry are being employed. Bombs and Revolvers. The second "army" Is armed espe? cially with bombs and revolvers nnd Is composed of a thousand pursous. In whose ranks are many women who display not only bravery, but ferocity. This force is operating In the region between tho Sadlvia district aud the. Jewish market. It has many barri? cades to prevent, tho pussago of troops and is operating In timall groups and Is attacking patrols. When pressed these revolutionists disappear into alleys nnd houses. Artillery, cav? alry and Infantry arc. used a^nlubt this body. . The third and largest army Is ope rating in the region between tin Brqct railroad station, and - tho tri umphal gate. It alto has many bnrri cades and Is engaged In guorllla tac NEWP( tics, making it difficult tor the troops i:> unclose It. Barricades Group Auain. ' Some of the barricades were but'.er-' Cd down by artillery, but they woro rq-crected by the survivors. The school where tho Moscow rev olutionnry ecminltlco hebt Its session bits been destroyed, but the committee managed to cscaitc. i The engineers' union here has Just I r->ct-lvcd news fron1, revolutionary 1 sources nt Moscow tlint the Hostelf I regluieul ban joined the revolutionists. i ANNUAL MEETING Y. P. 6. C. P. Seventy Thousand Societies Will) 3.D00 Members in World/ ill? AH.viiUWI) IT..;ib BOSTON MASS., Dee. 27.?Tho twemy-f.lfth anniversary of tho Young People's Society of Christian Endcu v< r will occur Feb. next. It will be e< : lutemoraled by the nearly 70,000 societies and by the 3,500,000 mem 1? rs aud by numerous Endeavor Unions , loenl, county. State and na? tional. During tin- last two years forty-tiv States aud Territories of the United States and three provinces <>f Canada have gained more than 10 per << nt. in tin number of their speie tic:;: Hawaii !?.;:?.; gained lie per cent. Christian Endeavor ha-* gained a foot? hold in the Philippines. Nearly 3,000 societies have reported an Increase of 2? per cent, in local membership. Ten thousand societies have reported a total of $900,000 in gifts to the ntla Bioit boards of their denominations, to their local churches and to mls cclwiieoirs causes. The rex? all-European convention will be held from July CS to Aug. 1, at Geneva, Switzerland, In connection with tho World's Christian Endeavor Convention. Tho review of Christian Kndeavor during the lasl twenty-five years shows that many millions of voting people have enlisted under Its banner, Its Utdtttfure lias been trans? lated into <??<:??;?? s of languages. Inyosligation ImpiicatBs Midslilp man Stephen Dec*, Jr. STAR MM OF HIS CLASS Descendant cf Famous Commodore Will !:e Tiled by Court-Martlal? Trcnmor Cf'fln Gees Before Court .-it Annapolis This Morning. ? (By A.vjocinU-d Press.) ANNAPOLIS, MD.. Dee. 27.?Mid shlpmitii Stephen Dccatur, Jr., et Port:,mouth N. II., n member cf the. I lirst class cf midshipmen, is charged with complicity in hazing at the naval I academy, and ho Is to ho tried by court-martial. The ground for the I charge agtilnct Decotur was disclosed by the Investigations of the board de? tailed by Superintendent Sauds to probe the bnzlug question at the Insli lutlon. Decatur Is descended from the famous Coihmodore Decatur. He stands No. C in a o!n;m of 100 mom bors and rnuktj us a "star" member. Court Convenes Today. ANNAPOLIS, MD., Dec. 27.?Lieu? tenant-Commander William K. Herri sou, Judge advocate of the court-mar? tial that will convene at the naval academy tomorrow morning for the trial of Midshipmen Trtnuior Coflln, Jr., of Carson City, Nov., on the charge of hazing Midshipman J. P. Kim brough, of Gormantown, Tonn., today served the charge upon the accused midshipman. Tho court, will convene at 10 o'clock in the morning nnd It is thought that the trial of Cofllu will take about two days. Midshipman Testified. It. hu? become known that Midship? man Kimbrough has testified before the hoard of officer.: which is Investi? gating existing conditions an to hazing at the academy since- tho hazing oc? curred, but the nature of his testimony has not been disclosed h>' tho ofllcials. It lo understood, however, that no mid ahipmatt other titan Coffin war. linpli catcd hi the hazing c.f Ktmbrougb. Midshipman Coffin has engaged At torncy Thoall, of Washington, as civil inn counsel. Cafet Has Ciiirje o! Affairs in1 Santo Domingo and Gaverii liient Has Ho! Charged. ADVICES TO STATE DEPOTT; Morales Wets Ambitious, Waiting More Power TMan Cabinet Was Willing to Give Him and Hai' to y ? Leave to ? Avoid Removal? tew Liqht on fdtuAtlon. Hi'.- Associated Proas.) WASHINGTON. Dee. 27.?Tho statt-1 department today received by cable from Souto Domingo advices which i threw much needed light ou tne revo lUtlonary disturbance reported I fom there yesterday. These wore to Iho effect that the diplomatic corps bad beeu notified by the Dominican in),Is- i ter of foreign affairs, General Tcjera. that Iho President (Morales) bnv-' ie>< abandoned the capital, lea-inK ' the government without an ncing bead, tlie cabinet had called UtpOU 'ho vice president (General Gacwfrs to take charge pending tho tcmpowary ' failure of the President to OXOrMso his functions. ' - Cabinet in Charge. The city of Santo Domingo v. ih quid atid Iho cnbluet officers were! ex- rcisihg their function without '.u tcrrupUon. I President Morales was repoff?t4*t$J I bo a.1 Jnrhin, ten or twelve miles from 1 iho capltnT, among a band of revo-i lutlonlsta, who were fighting there, j fs'o Change in Government. An tlie situation is understood here,! lh< re bus been no nctusl change! In the government party in Santo Do? mingo as the result of Morales' aban? donment. Tho faction w, kubWn as .Horacla, of which General Caceres, the vice president i:i tb?i principal Dguro, has along controlled the cab? inet aud this cabinet lu turn, owing tl the peculiarity of tho Dominican constitution, has completely domi? nated the presidential office. As Morales was ambitious to con? duct hia own government ho fell nu? de/ Buspiciou of disloyally to his par? ly and Biso was suspected of Intend? ing to join tho opposition, or Jlmi nej, petty. . Fled to Revolutionists, rinding himself without power be <c.i.-.'> the cabinet controlled the party Morales, anticipated removal by tho party leaders and lied to tho revo? lutionist;), with the Intention of gc curlng a. Bulficicnt forco to re-enter the capital nnd ilrivo out his eue mien. Moraleo Serlous'y Wounded. The navy department ha3 received a cablegram from Commander Cham* hern, of the gunboat Nashville, dated at Puerto Plata last night., staling that ho had been informed fruui a governmental source that President Morales bad betu shot and Berloua ly wounded. Bill HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION !N SESSION Interesting Papers Read by Educa tora of Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina (Mtwchxl to tho Dally Presa.) BALTIMORE, MD., Dec. 27.---At the annual meeting of American His? torical Association today tho first paper read wa*t that hy Prof lit. George L Hloussai, o? tho Univer? sity of the South, WhosO address dealt with "Virginia and tho English Co? lonial system.". This was followed by a paper by ?Prof. Charles L. Leo Rapor of tho University of North Carolina. Prof. Rapor discussed the question of "Why North Carolina, at. First Refused to Ratify Tho. Fede? ral Constitution.'' Other nddrcsaes which formed the morning discussion of too interesting topics were "Chief Justice Mnrehnll aud the Virginia Supreme Court" by Prof. William E. Dodd, of Randolph Macbn College, "The Freedmans Sav ingti Pank" by Walter L. Fleming, aa sociale profoasor lu the University "f Wc3t Virginia. _m R$bA Yr DECEMBER WIDELY REPRESENTED Keep Under Cover (or Fear of j Gomlng in Contact Wild BlackmailGPS. HAMILTON GIVES INSIDE FACTS Absent New Yciksr S.iya Corpora? tions Ttund It Necessary to Organ ixc Confidential Service to F'nht "Holdup" Legislation?Many Hon ort Men Found in Public Life I <l<y Associated Press.t NRW YOKK, Dee. '.'7. -Andrew Hamilton, the legislative agent for the New York Lifo Insurance Com? pany who, according to testimony, hat been entrusted with hundreds of thousands of dollars by the company and bus net accounted for $2UG,000, has been heard from by the It-Klsln tlvo Insurance Investigation commit? tee, but has declined to make an ac? counting. A statement by Mr. Hamilton was [read fi.r the record today. It was pre sentod by Secretary John O. McCall, Of '.he New York Life, who went to , Parts 10 secure au accounting from IHamilton, in his statement Mr. Ham j ilton says that he Is unable to pro? duce any hooks or accounts, because be undertook the legislative matters for the lifo insurance companies with [the express understanding that lie Fwas to mako ho nrecbhutlttg; 'Absoluto secrecy was necessary in retaining lasHtstanta, therefore no (?'.?.eck.'? wore used In malting paymedts. i Hamilton Explains. Mr. Hamilton went Into nil exhaus? tive explanation of the reasons for organizing this eoulhh niial sorvlce, fas ho?characterized It, covering his im< Ui?ds ?f work am) citing n num? ber or legislative bills In "which It hau been interested. Mr. Hamilton gives a long auto-, lmtry of the Varlohs styles 'ofl-blila bo'si|lo to Ihsuroucc compaules, than?' ol them taxation measures. ''Bills: to compel the reports to be repent? ed and unnecessarily published In newspapers are advocated" says Mr. Hamilton, '.'to giiiu favor with the 'prpss for increasing their revenue;. [Outrageous propositions, auch a? the -10 per cent, tax proposed In Arkan? sas, or absurb propositions like the Michigan bill, where a doctor's eer Uflcote of ilihonllh would oxc?so the payment of the insurauco premium and keep a policy lit force; or the Virginia bill, making it actionable for a lifo Insurance, agent to enter the oftico of a man when tho sign "no I agents allowed" Is displayed find let: Islativo favor. However ridiculous theso bills may Bcom, they demand attention. Work Under Cover, "At tho capital of every stnto wo have cither retained representatives for tho companies cr arc In co-ope? ration with uome ono who lias retain? er robreson'.atlvea duly influential. It has been found advisable as tho re suit of experience-, to avoid as far as possible and exact public information ns to who represents us. The known pressure of a corporation representa? tive legislative halls is tho Bignal for renewed vl>;or in tho attacks of blncfc mailers and cranks, and unfortunate? ly members of tho legislative body are frequently dead to reason! m; while a Don-voting or corporate In? terest is at stake. Whcro it. becomes necessary wo hare often occasion to employ the columns of tbo public ureas' for a discreet advocacy of our view:;; this method has boon found to be vory cfllcncioua, but In tho putt, ha-s been found vory expensive. 1 have found that, in my work in every J legislative l>oriy iu tho United States there wao ap lurgo a proportion of bonost men ns there Is any body of men iu any walk of lifo. Permit tub also to Btato that In my work I bavo not found it so difficult to d of eat blackmailers. A man who It; out to blackmail corporate Interests, in gene? rally well known aud hit- character throughout, thoroughly understood. Such men never retain, lnflueu.ee for any length of time, pud I bavo found that requests Ho the honcct mernbor i?f the legislature for help In defeat* ? ing tbo blackmailer, is always rcnily and cheerfully grtvnteil." When Mr. MeCull was excused Henry l>. Appleton, <>r the State In? surance Department, was called. 11" was told i!>nt Mr. Morgan, former president of Ibe Hankers' Life Insur? ance Company, hud testified that Mr Appleton had said it would cost tlie Hankers' Life $ro.0ott to relncorporate. Mr. Applclun somewhat heatedly said: '?If Mr. Murcan nftld that he Is n liar." He was called to order by Cbnlr man Armstrong. Louis P. Payn. formerly r.uperln teudont of Insurance of the state of Sow York, was called to the stand hue In the day uud explained a large I number of appointments of confiden? tial exam Inert on the ground that an unusual number of examinations were made during his tenure of office. During the examination Mr. Payn | Btated that he bad been opposed to Mr. D'irnham an preiddcut of the Mu-1 tutil lteservc, nnd said he hod tried to get him out. Mr. Hughes asked why he hod tried to act him out anil Mr. Payn llatly J slated: "Because 1 thought him a cruok." Mr. Payn will resume tomorrow. A point of interest In Insurance ruat tcra developed in the courts today whin Justice Qrecnbaum, in the Su? preme Court, granted a writ of man? damus to Clarence H. Vcnnor and one hundred other polleyboldors, directing John A. McCall. prualdenl of the New York Life, to furnlsb them with a com? plete list of polleyboldors. J. C. Bl.iir is Reappolnted. iPtH-clrti to ilie DiUly Fr-D?.i RICHMOND, VA., Dec. '^7.?J. C. Blair, of Wythcville, linn been reap pointed assistant United States ills itritt attorney for the western district of Virginia. ^IRATE H?SBAff? KtLLS Arrived Unexpectedly and Found . . Wife Wilii Another, ? HOTEL CLERK PLAYS POLICEM F. C. Cooper and Two Friends Turn? ed Over to Officers After Fatally Shootinn Charlco H, Smith at Don vllie, III. (By Asaoclatcd Praaa.) DANV1LLB. ILL., Dec. 27.?Charles H. Smith, of New York City, n mem? ber of the Two Johns Theatrical Com? pany, was shot and fatally wounded tli'.s afternoon by V. C. Cooper, of New York, a members of tho Morris Island Compnuy. Tbo shooting oc? curred In Smith's room in tbo HaratogG hotel and resulted from a quarrel be? tween the two m??q over Stirs. Cooper. Cooper was accompanied to tho hotel by Harry D. Walt u s, of Minneapolis, and Jutnos Young, of Chicago. Smith Shot Thre-e Time*. I Ho entered Smith's room, locked tho door and tired five shots. Three bill lets took effect In Smith's head und bad:. The three men Iben attempted to escape from the hotel, bill were prevented by Rlctinrd Roberts, the clerk, who covered them with his re? volver and belli thom until the police via called: Arrived Unexpectedly. Cooper arrived unexpectedly from Plttsburg n'ld found Ids wife In tho company of Smith. An nxcitlng scene followed In which Smith assaulted Cooper with his firii':. Cooper went out and it (a said told Walters and Young that he wanted thom to help him oof eif seme trouble, PolliJurigo Phillips bold the men under S.'i.OOu bail houds. Youn'j Lqdy F?t?lly Burned, (liv Atsni.iai.ctl t'resa.) THOMASYlTiLij:, OA.. Dec. ^7.? Mils Goldberg; 2" years old. l?ntcr of 13. B. Cioidi.org ,a merchant of New York, Was fatally b.irm.l at Inolr win ttr hotuu lure today. Hur dress caught fir" from -i ? ipve. rth<; ran into a hall win re her brother, lu attempt lug to Dlrlp off It r burning clothes, wa? lilnibolf bovevoly t urned. Mlns Qoldberk died tonight increaeli Thursday; PRICE TWO CE1 TMftST MAY INAUGURATE FEUD Hundred Armed Men in Mountains Waiting for Word of Lead? ers to B3(jin. DI3TILLER OBJECTED TO OATHS Whereupon the Swearing Man Ohet Him in Abdomen?He Replied With Bullet Through Antagonist's Heart ?Trouble Started at Distillery Near Tennesoce Line. (By Associated Press.) RHISTOL. VA.. Dee. 27.?News reached Rrislol today of h double tragedy enacted Christmas evening at. Hertha, Tenn., near the VlrRlnia Tennessee lino, resulting In the in? stant, death of Roscoo Nichols, and the fatal woundlni; of Sllau Greene, which bns given Hue to a condition in that section boderlng on a stnto I of war. A despatch tonght says there nro one hundred armed men In tho mountains near tho scene of the tra? gedy, following leaders from among tho frionds of tho dead und wound od men. and that a bloody conflict seems eerLnln. Gatlterinn Arms. During the day both factious havo been gathering arma and ammunition.' On tho border line of tho two States there la K distillery operated, by YVni, Greene." Colonel Greene, tlio proprietor find one of the most In? fluential eltlzotiy of Kost Tennessee, had been placed In Jail in Knoods villo for violating the revenue laws nud left blr. mm, Slla.s Greene. In j charge- of the place. On Monday evening a baud of men I eftriio to the dlutJlh-ry. nhootuig n'nd j v,vr;iriiu: ihat they wero ? hunting blood! Greene Objected to Oaths. .'Olio of tho men entered the homo of Groeiio und hits oothe could ho hoard at.':, the neighboring houses. Silas Greene, tho bon of tho pro? prietor, requested bim to refrain from ut lug such epithets In the home. As soon as Greene made his re ijiicst, ttoscoo Nichols drew his re? volver und with ?u oath fired upon Greene, wounding lilm in tho abdo? men. Green drew bis revolver and tibbt Nichols through tho heart. In tho excitement Greeno eocatved to a neighboring house where ho now l|es lu a dying condition. [SENT PQ1S0NE0 CHOWS TO QUEEN OF THE CARNIVAL Police of Albany Think They Have Cluo to Identity of Would-be Murderer. <Oy Associated Press.) ALBANY, N. Y? Dec, 27.?Tho po? lice say that thoy aro on tho trail of tho person who on Chrlutman sent a box of chocolate creams containing parle green and other pols?n< to Mius Bilde Smith, who in the All-Hallowe'en Carnival of 1904, took the leading part as "Queen Tltanln." Whilo Mise Smith protests that oho jhaa not idea who could bavo wished lur harm, she admits that for several muntlw she has been rueolvihg anony. motiH lotlefa threatening b"r with I harm it' che did not refuse tho atten? tion:! of Clayton D. McKinley, who ncter] the pari ol "Prince Charming" jln fob carnival with Jtor, Mr. McKlri j ley also h - i received similar letters and ail of those received by the couple are DOW in thu bends of tho i>oliec. ' ?uo young woman has already boon ?pieuUopod by Chief Hyatt, in the be? lief (.hot sbo mlnbt know ijomolblng about tho matter, but thus fur no ar? rests have been made'. McClellan Sv/cro in M tyor. ?'.y AmKHU\?-.1 1'fCiC.) NEW YORK, Dec. 27.?Mayer George R, McClellan today was sworn |>u tia niaycr of New York City for ju'.:.- lour xenrj.