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THE DAILY PRESS 4a the only newspaper In Newport Newa that receivea full Asso? ciated Press report. VOL. XI. NO. 308. GREAT LOSS OF LIFE IS FEARED Terrific Gale Raging 0(1 Hie Holi cut Coast, England, Early This Morning. JAPANESE SHIP SENT ON ROCKS Believed That All of Her Crew and Passengers Were Taken Off? Steamships Flying Signals of Dis? tress and the Life Saving Service is Hard at Work. fBy Associated Press.) LONDON. Dec. 28.?A terrific gale Is raging late tonight off Hollcut and u number of vessels are reported in distress. The life saving service Is busy in the work of rescue. The Jap? anese liner Awa Marr, from Antwerp, for MiddleBborotigh, ran on the rocks off Red Car. The life boats reached here after great difficulty and according to the latest reports almost all of her crow of 120 men and the two passengers on board were landed safely after sev? eral hours hard work. It In believed that many lives will be lost. BESIEGED NEGRO BURNED TO DEATH Was Wanted for Attempting Murder and Colored Men, Aided the White Posse. fBy Associated Press.") SELM A, ALA.. Dec. 27.?Two white men have been badly injured, two ne? groes killed and a third negro wound? ed in a shooting scrape near Nlchol nsville, Marengo county. Alexnndcr .Tones, a young negro shot and wound? ed another negro during a crap game. Jones fled and barricaded himself In his house. Leo Pope and Zeeke Pope, white men, arrested Jones when tho negro opened fire, wounding both/ A crowd Of white men gathered and ef? forts were made to drive the young negro from his house. Bob Jones, fath? er of Alexander Jones, tried to carry ammunition to his son, but wns shot dead. Several negroes joined the be? sieging party and one negro for a re? ward of $5 crept up to the house and set fire to it. Alexander Jones never left the house and was burned to death in tho flames. There was not the slightest rupture between the races, whites and blacks joining in the at? tempt to capture the negro. LYNCHING BEE WAS NARROWLY AVERTED Negro Murderer at Springfield, S. C, Rushed Off to Jail and Thfus Saved. (By Associated Press.) AUGUSTA. CA.. Dec. 27?A spec? ial from Springfield, S. C. says: "Following the lcilliug of Tincy Chavls, a white man, by Stephen Clements, a negro, a lynching wa? averted here yesterday by the negro being rushed to the Branwell jail. Chaylb' went to the negroe's house to collect a small debt when he was pushed out of the door and shot to death In the yard. Further serious trouble was narrowly averted at the preliminary trial when a mulatto by the name Of Linlngston from New York, forced hl3 way into tho trial and began questioning the witnesses. He was roughly handled by friends of Chavls, sus? taining a severely bruised head and a broken arm. Lcberg is Lynched. (By Associated Press.) PUEBLO, COL., Dec. 27?Lawrence Imberg was lynched at Las Animas at 9 o'clock tonight by a mob of masked men. Last night he murdered a farmer. Bystanders Were Wounded. (By Associated Press.) LAKE CHARLES, LA., Dec. 27.? Sug Riley shot and killed today John Wlnnfleld, at a turpentine camp. Throo negroes who watched the duel were wounded. Rlley was arrested. SAYS HE WILL TIE-UP ' ALL HARRIMAN R0Al)S Striking Firemen of the Southern Pacific Claim to Have Strong Backing. (By Associated Press.) ?HL PASO, TEX..S. Dec. 27.?The Southern Pi.cifie officials hore today declared the Bremen's strike war virtually broken. All '?.rains' are ar riving practically ot\ time and freight Is being accepted as usual. The fire? men, through Joseph Bedford, grlev ance chairman of this district, de? clared that they cau and will tic NEWP( up ttao Harrlman and connecting sys? tem completely. Ho Bald: "Wo have, assurance of support from the Brothernood of Railway Train? men, the order of Railway Conduc? tor rand the Order of Railroad Telegraphers." FAMILY PRIDE LEAD TO STARVATION Mother "Found Dead and Husband and Children In Fearfully Emaciated Condition. (By Associated Press.) PLBASANTVILLE, N. J.. Doc. 27? Mrs. Fredick Roehr wn.v found dead in her home here today, a victim of starvation. Neighbors had soon nothlngof the family for several days and when they Investigated they found the husband and four children huddled in n corner 01 the room iu an emaciated condition while Mrs. Roehr was dead In a chair. The 'husband had been too 111 to work und the family would not ask for aid because of pride. FURTHER INQUIRY INTO I BROWNSVILLE RIOT Special Envoys Sent by President Roosevelt Begin Work of Taking Testimony. (By As sue lated Press.* BROWNSVI1.DE, TEXAS, Dec. 27. I ?N. 'Purdy, assistant United States Attorney Oeneral, accompunled by Major Augustus Blocksom, of the Inspector general's department and Wi. Merchie, a confidetlal law clerk to Secretary of War Taft and un oftlclnl stenographer, arrived today to begin investigation into the recent riot. Only four witnesses were ex? amined today, and it will prolmbly require several weeks to complete the Inquiry. The examination is conducted privately, the witnesses j being admitted singly and their sworn statements taken. Bishop Smith Dead. j (By Associated Press.) ASHEVTLLB, N. C. Dec. 27.? Bishop A. Coke Smith of the Metho- ] dist Episcopal church died tonight; after a lingering illness. He was 57 years old. Sails for Hampton Roads. (By AsHOclated PrenB.) BOSTON, MASS., Dec. 27.?The battleship Missouri, Captain Ed? wards C. Pendleton, sailed from the Charleston navy yard today. REEKING III TRAGEDIES Two Murders, Three Deaths by Accident, and One Suicide. ALL WERE REPORTED TOsATLANTA Game of Cards at Lancaster, S. C, Leads to a Murder, and the Kind Heartedness of a Sheriff Causes a Jail Delivery. (By Associated Press.) ATLANTA, OA., Dec. 27.?Today's dispatches of holidays tragedies in and near Georgia contained the news of two murders, three deaths by accident, one suicide und a jail delivery. Doc Rogers and Charlie Webb, young men, quarreled in Aaikcu county, S. C., during which difficulty Wlebb was shot. Ixnils Heath and Jake Hagins quarreled at Lancaster, S. C, last night over a game |? cards. Heath was shot and killed. Charles Jones, aged 27, is dead at Sand Mountain, Ala., as the result, of an accidental discharge of a gun while out hunting. Parker Knight, aged 14, while out hunting with a crowd of l>oys near Harioy ville, S. C, was accidentally shot and killed. H. D. Smith foil down stairs iu boarding house on As? sembly street, Columbia, S. C, and broke his neck. His home was in Lexington county. S. C. Mrs. C. C. Vincent blew out her brains with a revolver at Vincent, Shelby county, Ala. She left a husband and three children. Sheriff Davis at Wrlghts vilie, Ga., allowed the prisoners to conio Into the corridors to keep warm last night. They picked a hole through the wall and escaped. Among them was WifTlam McMillan sentenced for ltfe for murder. Two More Insurance Indictments? (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Dec. 27.?It was re? ported tonight that the grand jury today voted indictments against two men as a result of the life insurnnce Inquiry. It was rumored that forgery in the third degree would be the charge. Fire Chief Drops Dead. (By Associated Press.) CHARLESTON. S. C. Dec. 27.?Fire Chief 0. O. Marjenshoff. head of fire department, dropped dead tonight at hi.i home after a battle with a trouble some fire. He was about sixty years of ngc. Ho leaves a large family. )RT NEWS, VA., FRI SAID CHILD WAS HEIR TO THOOSANDS _? Five fear Old Boy, Alleged to be Son of George Pullman, Found Half Starved. MOTHER HAS HAD VARIED CAREER She Was Stenographer to Clara Bar? ton, Late Head of the Red Cross Society, But Was Dismissed and Expelled from Cuba by General Fltzhugh Lee. fBy Associated Press.) NEW YORK. Dee. 27.?Acting on an anonymous letter agents of the Chlldrons* society today found a five year old boy named Edmund Pullman half starved, wrapped In rags on the top floor of a tenement house In West Twenty-eighth street. The child's mother, who called .herself Lillian Pullman, was taken to" the Children's court, where Bho declared the boy was heir to 150,000. She said sho had been married to George H. Pullman, whom she declnred was a son of the palace car man and that they had lived In Baltimore before coming to New York. Before tho birth of tho boy, Pull? man, she said, arranged a trust fund for him of $50,000, which he wns to have upon reaching the age of 21 years. Later she had obtained a di? vorce from Pullman. The mother was released, but the boy was held in the custody*of the aoclety for further Investigation. It Is stated that the woman is Lil? lian Mason, dnughter of Samuel A. Mason, a physician, of this city. Sho was about ten years ago a stenogra? pher in the employ of the Nntlonal Red Cross society and accompanied Miss Clara Barton, head of that or? ganization, to Armenia and to Cuba. George H. Pullman, said to be n nephew of the palace car man, was secretary of the society at that time and Lillian Mnsnn nlleged that he married her In 1807. Subsequently, however, he opposed this claim In the courts. Meantime the woman WHS dismissed from the Red Cross service nnd was sent hack to this country from Cuba by General Fithugh Lee. CHRISTMAS TREE FIRE CAUSES DEATH Children's Efforts to Light Candles Leads to Fatal and Also Serious Results. (By Associated Press.) WOODBURY, N. J., Dec. 27 ? Mrs. P. H. Abbott, was burned to dead there today In a fire that dc-. slroycd the home of her son-in-law I^ewis P. Stair, prosecutor of the pleas of Camden county. The fire was started by children who were try? ing to light candles on a Christmas tree. In trying to rescue Mrs. Ab? bott, her daughter, Mrs. 'Starr, sus? tained painful burns and Alexander L, Rogers who was- a guest ut the house fell from a ladder and broke his leg. - *?,.?*. EDWARD H. THOMSON DEAD IN BALTIMORE One of the Leading Citizens of the Monumental City Victim of Indigestion. (By Associated Press.) BALTIMORE MD., Dec. 27.? Edward H. Thomson, president of the Maryland National bank and senior member of the Arm of Edward H. Thomson and Sons, bankers and brokers, of this city ,died suddenly today of acute Indigestion at his' home here. He wns about 50 year, of age. Mr. Thomson also was pre* ident of the National Compress company, a director of the Internat? ional Trust company, the Savings Bank of Baltimore and the American Bonding company. Russian Counsel Commits Suicide. rTJy Associated Press.) LIVERPOOL, Dec. 27.?The Rus? sian consul here. Colonel DcOymann, was found dead in bed this morning having been killed by a pistol shot. It was a case of suicide. Coal Rates Reduced. (By Associated Press.) MINNEAPOLIS. MINN.. Dec. 27 ? The stale railroad and Warehouse commission today ordered reductions In the rates on coal from Duluth to various points In the state as a result of the recent hearings on the alleged unreasonableness of the rates. The rate on hard coal from Duluth to St. Paul and Minneapolis was reduced from $1.25 to $1.10, noft coal from 90 to 88 cents per ton. Corresponding j reductions were made to other points I in the state. DAY* DECEMBER 28, YAQUI INDIANS ON THE WAR PATH Attacking Small Stations on the Southern Pacific and Mas? sacring Inhabitants, STURDY DEFENSE OF AMERICANS Fifteen Mexicans and Several Amer? ican* Known to Have Been Killed ?The Attacking Party Conaiata of One Hundred Warriors and They are Well Armed. (By Associated PrcBB.) EL PASO. TEXAS, Doc. 27.?A special from Nognles Mexico today says: "Details arc arriving hero of the butchery of a party of Mexi? cans by Yaqnl Indians near Valen? cia, sixty miles below Guyamas. Eleven Mexicans and one Ameri? can were klllod. There wore over u hundred Indians' In the attacking party, l?mpolyces of the Southern Pacific railroad in thnt section arc frightened." Colonel H. B. Mnxom, vice ? presi? dent of the National Irrigation Con grcst; and secretary of the Board of Education of Reno, Nov., who has been spending two wocks In the Slate of Sonoru, Mexico, arrived here yesterday with a story of a massacre of 'Mexicans and Ameri? cans which occurred at the Junction of Little Lnnco and Yaqul rlvcrB lato Saturday afternoon. The town sof Lnnco was burned and four Mexicans and Americans hilled. Station Agent Thompson and his wife defended themselves behind the barricaded doors of the stntlon until a worn train approached, when the Indians withdrew. At another station, n few miles distant, the scone was duplicated. Pour more dead bodies of Americans and Amcrlcuns klllod. Station Agcnti the tracktt The little hand at this station had been able, however to .repulse the attack or the Yaquls with the loss or four of their num? ber. Americans Said to be Safe. EL PASO. TEXAS. Dec. 27.?Mea? gre details received today of I ho Ynr qui Indian outbreak on Saturday ami Lnnco. Mexico, on the Ynrqui river and Pacific railway, in which eight, Mexicans were hilled and several houses were burned say that no Americans were killed. Reports fron? the same vicinity tell of murders and /joutragos penetrated by the Yarquls Thursday and Friday nights. The victims were all Mexi? cans. The hand of outlay Indians Is said to number about mil bucks. Ru? mors of their depredations wero rifo on Saturday when ninny ranchers fled to the towns for safety. About 25 men under foreman Thompson are employed at Lanco en? gaged in boring wells. No son tries had been posted and the first intima? tion or attack was n volley of rifle shots fired Into the tent house. Im? mediately afterwards the houses were set on fire. The Yarquls shot at the frlghtoned Mexicans who wore trying to escape. Reports says thut in addition to eight men killed, a number of Mexicans were wounded. At the time when the residents of the camp Including Thompson and his American wife, seemed doomed, the. whistle of n work train was heard and few minutes later the train pull ed into the station. The crew of the train went to the assistance of the people at the sta? tion and the Indians took flight. Mex? ican troops nro now in pursuit and It l?< beMoved that tho Indians will ho run down and captured. Soldiers are rushing to the troubled district In large numbers rh tho government is determined to make short work of tho marauders. NEGRO SOLDIER GRABS WOMAN ON STREET Was a Member of the Notorious Twenty-fifth Infantry Now at El Reno. (By Associated Press.) EL RENO. OKLA., Doc. 27.?A negro soldier assaulted Mrs. T. S. Clifford, wile of s prominent physic iun of this place, this afternoon near the Rock Island station. Oreat ex? citement prevails and there Is talk of lynching on every hand. Hundreds of men arc searching for the as ?^"-?nt. Mrs. Clifford and her sister. Mrs. S. H. Clarke, wore attempting to pass a negro soldier of tho Twenty 1'm. Infantry wneii he viciously grabbed Mrs. Clifford nround the waist and threw her into the strcr-t. exclaiming that the sidewalk bo ? "?p'l t? him. Mrs. Clarke rnream ed and the assnilunt fled. The new* spread fast, and tho entire police I department reinforced by several I hundred meu und boys scoured the 19)6. town nitn surrounding county but this evening the chnso war given up. Tho negro wns In uniform and must return to tho post or bocon- ? a deserter. Word was sent to Fort i Ueno and all absentees were noted. Both 'Mrs. Clifford and her sister are positive they can Identify the man and will g? to Fort Ueno to? morrow and attempt to find him among the soldiers' who were out of poai "today when tho assault oc? curred. RACE WAR AT SCOOBA SEEMS TO HAVE ENDED Governor Vardaman Leaves the Town But Stations Twenty Sol? diers to Maintain Peace. (By Associated Press.) MICRIDAN. MISS., Deo. 27.~The Cltlxons or Scooba, represented by a committee, headed by Mayor Quails, called on Governor Vardaman who Is la personal ehargo of the situa? tion and an uuderstandlng was reached with tho committee roBUltlng In 2U soldiers from Jackson under command of Adjutant Arthur Frlodge being loft at Scooba In charge o( the situation. All of the other soldiers Including the governor and his party, roturnod to Merldau late this evening. The body of a negro was found today In tho woods near this place, but la believed ho had been dead several days. There Is a fooling of suppressed excitement but further trouble Is not expected. Vardamnn Wants Men Captured. MFlit 1 DAN, MISS.. Dee. 27.?Gover? nor Vardnman tonight announced that he will exhaust every menus to cap? ture and punish the alleged murderers of the Nlohnlas nogro. Ho offers a reward for the arrest of Brnost Bryan, Hal Byrd and Dan Korr, who nre bub pected of hnvlng something to do with the Nicholas' murder. Jim Hunter. Clevelnnd Marshall and Tom Mar? shall, negroes, all heavily armed were arrested at the Union passenger sta? tion here tonight. Fatally Burned on Parole. I.ANVILLK, VA.. Dec. 27.?.Ilm Moss, a negro, who was serving six months aontonco In Jail for steal? ing a cow, lies at the hospital here at the point of death from burns rocclved White Intoxicated on parole. Hit' body wag found burning In a Held where he had fallen nsloop. BRYAN IS A CANDIDATE The Great Nebraska Commoner Says he Wouldn't Decline, WANTS SENATOR STONE CHAIRMAN Favors the Missouri Man for the Leadership of the Democratic National Committee If He is the Nominee for President. (By Associated Press.) TOPMKA. KA..? Dee. 27.?In an Interview today William J. Bryan virtually admitted that, he would bo a condldnto for the presidential nomination before the next Democra? tic notional convention. "Wh have not yet announced that I would be a. candidate." said Mr. Bryan, "I have not stated that I would not be a candidate. Such a high honor as the presidential nomina? tion Is something that no American should decline." He said there was foundation for tho story that If nominated he favored the selection or Senator William J. Btono of Mis? souri, as chairman of tho Democratic National Committee. GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT WHISKEY IS Secretary Wilton to Take Trip to Bal? timore to Talk It Over With Booze Producers. (By Associated PresB.) WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 27.? Secretary Wilson of the Department of Agriculture and George F. McCabe, of tlie legal department, will go tn Baltimore tomorrow to visit some of the distilleries there with a view of ascertaining at first hand, the methods of distillers in the muniifacturo of whiskey. "I want to know," said i.tr. Wilson today." Just how these various articles are made, what they contain and how the manufacturers think they ought to be labelled. We are simply in quest of information that will ena? ble us to frame proper regulations and determine upon labols that will meet the requirements of tho law," It is likely that ihe regulations of the department respecting whiskey will not ho Issued for some time, al? though the pure food law will become effective on January 1st. next. The secretary says he is determined to know all about ...e subject before pro? mulgating the regulations and Hying the lubols. THE WEATHER. Rain Friday and probably Saturday; fresh southwest winds PRICE TWO CENTS THIEF, SAYS JUDGE |New fork Police Treat a Good Woman In a Most In? famous Manner. _ IS WIFE OF PROMINENT DOCTOR! Was Accused by a Man of Stealing ? ' .71 $1,300, But the Testimony Against Her Was of 80 Flimsy Charactor That She Was Discharged?Case At? tracts Widespread Attention. (By Associated Pross.) NIDW YORK, Deo. 27.?Ono or Hut most romnrkablo und distressing cases of mistaken Identity over brought be? fore tho courts In this city, reached Us climax today when the victim, Mrs. Alexander Trnutmuu, the wife of a prominent physician, was honorably discharged after a hearing In pollco court. A moment after Mrs. Tnintmuu had boon given her liberty, ltor no cuBor, Peter J. Hogan, a clork, wi\H placed under arrest on a chnrgo of as? sault preferred by Mrs. Trautman. Mrs. Trautman told of meeting Ho Kim In the Btroct on Monday when ho seized lu r. nccusBcd her of thnft and threatened to Btrlke hor In the faro If site tried to get uwnv from him. At the police station she wan badly treated. Tho police sergeant ocemod to think the matter a Joke, although she declared she was Innocent. Him Bnld she was kopt In a cell for four hours. The evidence against Mrs. Traut I man wuh of so flimsy a nature that Magistrate Pinn dismissed the com? plaint without the formalltv of bring? ing the most Important witness Into the court room. The case has attracted wide atten? tion because of tho social prominence of Mrs. Trnntman nnd ns showing tho Indignities to which an Innocent wom? an may be subjected on th tlon of pcrHons who nflTy" he responsible. Hogan, who Is n clerk, seized Mrs. Trautman roughly by the arm while I she was looking at n show window, nskod If shn know him. threatened her with physical violence nnd ended by calling on a policeman to arrest her. Ills story was that on Saturday evening he was met on the Btroet by two women, otic of whom led him into the hallway nnd put her nrms around his neck. When he,inimnged to free himself from the woman, who, ho de? clared, to ho Mrs. Trautman, HoganI said he found $1,300 taken from Iiis pocket hook. Mrs. Trautman wbb taken to a pollco station and aflor be? ing questioned as her name, resi? dence, etc., was commuted to n cell In which were several dlssolulo wom? en, A considerable time elapsed before she wns permitted to communicate With her friends who procured hor re? lease on hall. CALL FOR CONFERENCE OF COTTON HANDLERS Growers and Manufacturers Asked to Meet in Some Southern City Next Year. (By Associated Press.) BOSTON, MASS., Dec. 27.?A call for n second conforenco of tho grow? ers of cotton of this country ami the cotton manufacturers has been soul out by James R. McColl, tho president of tltc National AsHoclatlon of Cotton Manufacturers.* ihe conforenco will ho hold for tho general discussion of tho cotton situation for the purpose of bringing about closer union and un? derstanding between the growers und users. Among tho organizations in? vited to toko part in tho conforenco, which Pr?sident McColl suggestH no hold In some Southern city in October 1007, are the Southern Cotton Associa? tion, Farmers Mutual Co-operative Union, National dinners' Association, American Cotton Manufacturers, Na? tional Association of Manufacturers and National Federation of Master Cotton Spinners, and Manufacturers' Association, \PEDDLER BEATEN TO DEATH BY NE6R0ES Committeed the Crime at Dendron While Drunk and One Makes His Escape. (Special to The Dally Press.) RICHMOND. VA.. Dec. 27.?A I Syrian peddler, namo unknown I whoso homo is In Petersburg, wa beaten to dentil last night at Demi ron by two negroes, both of whom were drunk. When found the ped ler had $1.50 In ca:d. on his person Arthur Davis, one of tho negroes responsible for tho denth, was cap rured. The other succeeded in muk |lng his escape. A $50 regard for his apprehension has been offered by u brother of the dead man.