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Trlgj; Hhlpbulldlng Compnny. nnd wns ufced ns a tnioblno shop nml foundry, Iho upper floor* belng occuplcii by thn druuglittng dopnrtmont. Later. t)?o liulldins wns occuplcii hv tho Sydnor .Pump and Woll Cimpany. whlch now hns- thr ailjolnlng proporty. Tlio pr.p erty of Iho Talbott estato was hrokoi* up Into -mall Ii'ih ky and sold nt our llon somo tlmo ago, Mr. Abrnhmi niookcr bnylng the corivr building, ?Whlch he hns occupled ns n cohl nnd wood dlstrlhutlng pnlnt, ronttug tlio hpstalrs. Tho ndjolnlug building wns lorn down nnd robullt. nml hns slnce boen occupled by tho Sydnor Pump Company. tln* Plnla loo Compnny nnd Ulnford &. Co., maonlhiatB. l-'lro In A riiTiiiniii. W. llatchet, nf No. 617 Walker Streot, ,?ufforod n $200 loss hy llre yesti-nluy nftornoon. Tho roofs of two frnina houses caught, nnd wore btirnlng rap Jdly when englne companles Nbfc R nnd !? and truck company No. 3 arrlved. 5*ho blnzc wa. soon extlngiilshod. CHAPEL IN FLAMES f.OM) ITIsonerS .Mmut nnd Prny Whllo nulldlnR lliirn.. PITTSBURG, PA., Deeember 29. Thc* chapel oi the Allcgheny county 1 v.orkhouse, 'ocated nt Claremont, 011 ' the Allegbeny Rlver, twelve mlles northoast of the clty, was destroyed by a flre to-day, which was attended by sensatlona] scenes. There are moro thsn 3.000 prlsonors in the Instltution, and .most of these had attended wor shlp Just a few mlnutes before Chrlst? mas decoratlo'ns Igntted from an open , fireplace, and Instniitly the whole In t< rlor was a dirss of f Inmcs. Thc prls? oner?, who were on thelr way to tho liiessroom. wero hurrled to tholr cells nnd locked up. Then began such a ?chorus of prnyors and Imprecatlons ns is seldom heard. Somo of thn prlsonors v.-ore, terfbr-strlckon. more woro^ro, sentfii), and tho domlnatlng sentlment of the wnils was that tho tlnmcs mlght lick up thc ontlre Instltution. The firo-lighting force of the Itistl . tutlon conflned the flamcs to the chapel, vhlch was completoly destroyed. but soveral tlmos tho admlnlstratlon build? ing and tho east and west oell wlngs .were In immlncnt danger. The oxclto mont contlnued long aftor the flre was controllcd, nnd ln a number of cases force had to ho rOSorted to to rostrnln thc ob8treperous Inmates. 'COON LICKS DOG AND MAN .II*!*.*. It Up l.l.ely Enougll nu Mr.rl_ of Now Ctintlc, Dol. NEW CASTLE, DEL.. Deeember 20.? Pamuoi McICnltt came to town lnst night with a raccoon, whlch had bcon roared hy Jafnbs Wrlght, who caught lt whlle lt was young. ' Tho 'coon was lei. by a ohaln, and ovcrything went well untll It spled a bulldog owned by Jorry Keffcrson. Then things liap jionod. Flrst the bulldog snarled. Tho 'coon inr.de a lunge for the ciinlne, and Me Knltt wns compelled to relenae it. ln an Instnnt the ilvellest klnd of a scrnp wns on. It lasted full flve mlnutes, Thc fur flcw und tlio dog howlcd lusllly. Seelng thnt his bulldog wns gettlng tho worst of lhe encouhter, Jerry Kef? fcrson nttctnpteii to throttle the 'coon. A mlnuto later he wlshoU he hadn't. By the tlme .Terry was ablo to got freo ho found hlmself badly scratchod and .bitten. Aftor a strugglo the owners of the rospectlvo combatants managod to freo them. Jorry led tho bulldog to the ncarest drug store, whero Its wounds, as woll as hls own, were cauterlzed. McKnltt procceded Joyfully on hls way Wlth his |?rlze-llgliting pet. PANAMA LOCKS Ki.mr Faclt. and Figures Sliowlnf Giguutio. Si'ope nf llu* t'lnn. -? WASHINGTON. D. O.. Decomber 20.? Tho onglncors of the Paiiama Cnnul aro deallng In vast llgures, and tho ranal record just recelved cpnveya in a graphic m^nner an Idoa of the inag r.itudo of the work to be dono upon the locks of th** cutiul. lt ls stated, for Instance, tliat the amount of concrete to be used ln building* thesc locks would suffice to constr'uet elght-room city houses of the gencro'us si/.o of thirty by thirty fect, wlth two storles and busement, and witli concreto floors end concrete roof, to tho number of *:.',S12. Allowlng eacli ot these houses a seventy-.ive-foot lot, they would ir.ake a contlnuous streot from New York to Phlladelphla; wlth enough houses left over to make a row on one sldo of the street from Phlladelphla 10 Washlngton. The houses would furnlsh suburban honios for 120,000 people, dr,' uccordlng to city .stnndanls, would-.hovree a'population equal to that of the clty of Mlnhoapolis. ? KANSAS FOR CHRIST Tkls Im the Slogun Wlilcli In tn llo Used In l-.viiiigell.itle CuiniitilgUH. KANSAS CITY, MO., Deeember 2ft. "Kansas for Christ." ls to be the slogan In an evangellstlc campalgn that |s to bc pushed slmultaneousl} in every county of the Sunflower State uext year. ,Hundreds of preacliers'ot varlous denomlnatlons, together wlth ,'numerous evnngellsts, aro to hold re vlvals. An entire year wlll bo spent iu the movemeht, and an oftort Is to: ho made to demonstrate to the whole i-ouritry what may ho accompllshcd ln concerted rellglous work carrled for? ward on strlctly businoss llnes. Tho 10 vival is to be undor the diTectlon and leaderahip of Rev. Willlam Edward Blederwolf. who plantud it. Tho un dertaking wlll be subject to tho gen? eral suporvislon of a board of two preaehers- and two laymen from t-neh denominatlon. Thls body. which has already boen organlzed, wlth flfteen denomlnatlons represented, has select? ed Edward E. Taylor, of Phlladelphla. as secretary. BIG DIVIDENDS Full Illver Mllls Dcclnrc ProfUs of Over IH IVr Cent. FALI/RIVKR. MASS., Deeember 20 ?Cash dlvidend. of *2,70l,87_ hnv. been pald out to Btockholdera hy Full Rlver cotton mllls corporatlons for tho ycur l'.'OT, accordlng to figures just comjiiled. On the total capital of ap ?proxlniately $25,475,000 thls dividond ls aooul 10.07 per cent. In addItlon to the cash divldendh thoro havo been stock dlvtdonds of .1. SOu.000. There have been sonu* 111 creusos ln capital stock In tho past year, but addlng tho stock dlvldends to Ihe cash dlvldends the average 011 pros? ent capital figures ahout 1S.30 per ?cent. Figure'd on tho total capital ot a year ago. before lhe capital stoeks wore Incren-sed, tho dlvldends togither make. a 10.40 por cent. dlvidend. These dlvldends are the large-t total returns ever" glven to tho stockholders in J-'all Rlver mllls in a year. Tne prosperity has not boen conflncd to the stockhold r-rs, f..r the operativc-s have boen and are stlll recelvlng tho hlghest wage.' ever pald here. ? , TKBEB KILLED IN RATTLE WITH KX1VE5 (Soeclsl to Tho Tlmos.Dtniiatrli.) BALrSBURV. N. C. Decomber 29. Two brothers named Clark and a cotn panlon named Radvr are dead at their hotne ln thu niountalii section of CiUd* woll county as a result of n freo for*ull tU;ht Saturday in whlch tln threo tnet death al thc hands .,. ea.-li other, Knivcs werja tho wflapoiin used and thc Hceno of thc Imttlr* lf snkl to ln giutsUy, A ihliil particlp9.nl naiintl Kuilcr, escupt-d after Utln_ so veruly wounded. f 11 A JOURNAL Captain Hobson Will Present a Bill for tlic Purpose to Congress. WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FREE Por thc Purpose of Leltiiig llie People Know What llie Gov? ernment Is Doing. WASH1NGTOX, D. C, December ?-".?_ An Official Joui'hul to lio publlshcd weekly by thc government and oftener lf necessary. and whlch shall contaln brlcf notlceM of the Work of the vari -iis executlve depurtments and lndo pendent bureaus of the government, of the Supreme Court of tho Unlted States and of thc proceedlngs of Con? gress, so tar ns they may ho _f general lJUbllc interejst. ls provlded for ln a bill. whlch Captaln Blchm.nd P. Hob? son. of the Slxth Alabama Dlstrict. proposcs to lntroduce after thc holl? days. The sum of $7...000 Is appro prlated for equlpmont nnd $27_._Ou for the oxpense. of Issumg tho publlcation. Captaln Hnbson has gone to some palns lo properly convey hls idea of what the Joiiniul should be nml has had prlnted a number nf speclmon coples contalnlng Just .ii'ch inntter irtf would be expected to flll Ita colunins. In spcaklng of hls bill to-dnv, Cap? taln Hobson sald! "Thc official Journnl ls intended to miike a connectlng llnk between tho goVernmenl niul iho people und will be in effpet n perlodlcal reprosbntntlve <> tho people of the work done by nll branches of the government. The.prb leet grew out of my havlng nseerUiinc | that a vnst amount of valuable material did not rencli tlic people for whom lt was Intended. X hclleve thls journal wlll bo a means of famlllarlzlng the people w th the really stupondoua work Uiat thelr governmont Is dolng, and wlll rcmove dlstrust and auspleion and croato n renowed Interest nnd confl elence among tho inassc. In govcrn mental affalrs. "It cannot help but nid the pves.s of -_.i.?.".''>'? ?Lot onI>' '" furn-slilrig l ?.* .lly. I,ulex"' ,,ut '? creatlng a taste for . bHiT:1 /?. r:l,Un* matter and 'ol , addiilonnl Informatlon upon Im? portant Issuos that cnn only be tou _ I - e.I upon ln tlie lournal." io.,L_.'P.'?.'?'''.''' '" the ,I'1" t'mt- tho oiiinni shall i,c nonpnrtisnn and shall ffntain no edltorl.il nomment: m case lt should i,o decmeil advlsable. pro vlston also ls made for the slmulta neous publlcation of the journnl at one pon In tho Middle West nnd at one noint on the Paclflc coast. The journal is to bo d.strlbuted free. (Contlnued from Flrst Puge. cases affectlng tlio brali'l, several ol the Thaw experts will be in n initch niiire secure posltlon than thev were at the llrst trial, when the prosecutlng -fflcer's woiulerfiii knowlodgo of medl? clne falrly amazed, and, iii one casc, Bompletely dumfounded a witness. Wlll l.nck i:p Jury. Thaw is looking forward wlth anx h-ty to the beglnnlng of hls new trial. Uo feels -that u.11 chance of further delay ls passed. and wlll onter tho courtroom with the same confidenco of acqulttal whlch has marked hls nltitude from the flrst. It hns beon deflnltoly declded thut tho Jury wlll be locked up throughout the trial. DIARY RUINED HER Evelyn Thii.v'N NiiIi'Ihhik Cnnses Mrs. lle Mlll.- in Close School, NEW YC.'tK. Decomboi- so.?The name ol Rvelyn N.-siilt Thaw llguratlvely ls wrltton acrds. tho voluntary petition tn bankruptc) lil-.l In tlic Unlted Statea Clrcult Court >?<?_ uoy by Mr*. .Muihll'iu Boatrico Do Mlllo Byolyn Nesbit Thaw, of tue _ulnt-llke lace thc chlef tiguro In tho Thaw tragedy, is tlu, biiulit that has. after a. two-ytmr struggle fprceii the wldow nr Henry C, De ..lllle. thi billllant cbllauointor of li-lasoo two decatlct ago ami tha mother of two -ucoessful play _>righ__ ni u.-diiy. to piead boforo a court ! luw to bo icalonseil from tlic obllguiloi' '' her delu... that sho may iimk. a lresl effort. l-.ii- It wns tbo Btory of E'volyn Xosbl: Thaw, as it was honril Crom lior own llp.s ut tho witness stand durlng tho trial of Barr. K Thaw, last I-obruary, that brought nn loricty iu tlie fashlonablo school nt I'limptni l.ako, N. J.. lu whlcli Mrs. Do Mille, tlu woman or brains and broedlng, sou'gla u rc-lia'bllltate the fortunb orlppled by the un expected dciuh of hor huabu.ul. (ilrl's Story Kuliu.I School. Yesti rday's nollon wns thn climax of i HiriiiK nt rlvL?ini-tnn-i'_ thnt havo foliow'ei ln jt.glcul sequonco? Iho story by Evelyn o thc llfo of u chorits uirt. anmni: llie teudei daugluors or fashlonablo famlli.., at tlu Porr.plon I.uk" sohool; tbo shock to th fRi,hlonablo cllontolo of the school whei tliej learned thut thelr daughters had tlu artlst iiniilol as a companion tor man; months; tlio vacant sohoolrooms nnd dorml torlea, wheie boforo thoy htui beon Mlcit, Threo months aftor tlio endlng <>f ihe tli_ Thaw trial, Mrs, Do Mlllo closod hor school She .n\. that the struggle iignlnst iho nuto rioty giiinod througli iho Thaw trial woult .bo in vuln. I'urc.il Into I.iinliniptoy. Mik. Pe Mlllu attempted iignln lo win bar, fr-rtuno by comlng to this clty and rftartlrij a play brokerabe buslnoss, wlth ufftces li tl-?: Astor Thcntr. hullillng. lt ls in then ufftces thai she has been tolllni,- for man: month., strlving lu valn nsnlnst coinpetitloi as the expected cllmax came yesterday lt tlu; two linea upon the couri oalciutaf?t.lt pctltlon ol u hanltrupt. i Mra. De Mlllo called her school tho Pam tico Hhe Kpent 3.0.000 reflttins the preti' vllla hy thu Inlic. und well known amonj tbo fashionable eet hor.elf. .ho had liti]. dlfllculty ln tilllnb' horj clasa-room-s wltl youiifj glrlH of tho h.si fainlllc.. Slanfonl Whlto seleoted thln school as th cno ln whlch Bvelyn Nesbit should be odu caied. Il was at ihls school that Evelyn Nesbit then a trltlo over slxtcen yoars or uro. foi Iii wiih appendlcltl8, and ihe no'torloty sur I'ulinding the oporution wouu! havo boet sitfficlent ln Hself lo closo the doora of th acl-.ocil. iisldo from what followed. K-Pl t'.Hiicul Dlury. Evelyn kapt u dlary whlle .ho waa a ihls fu-hloiiiiblo Kchtiol. lt wns there sh uruto or the "llttlo wblie boil, Ihe Vli'tU ou.s whlle lu-il"; whero, cynlcallc. sh. sltr-iched her life as a nun. "Theso iglrl. buvo beon kept frotn tbe worlil all thol llves. und tbey know- verv llttla of tlu liuai. slde of U." "I woiider lunv far lt 1 from Rector:.?" ln tho dlary roud ut tho trial. ln the di rect oxumliKilion u( Evelyn. ono line brouglt i smllo ln tho Noinb.u Mtmosphoto, "Mrs. Ho MIHu v,?_ vory nlco." Dlstilc Alli.rney Joiuine read rioin the dlary. "Sh s-iid. 'Coma rlnht ln.' so 1 juniped oul wltl the .iclliiy of a Bdiibrotte und proceodiid i1 go lu. Wlien wo drovo up in tho manalon ilrs, De Millo's son came up, smoklng i . nnd I miiht cont eas ho Is slniply a ple i d.scrlbca hlni." iJ tnuli. OFFICER ARRESTED Charged .Vllli Kllllng Urolhrr Oflicer I.ciilcs Thm lle Did tlie ..bootlug, _^ BEltUN". December 20.?Captaln vo Goeben, BtaUoned at Alleust.lh. lia boen arrested ln connectlon wlth th doath of_ Major von Hchoonbeck, i brother Oflicer, who waa tiliot dead o: Frlday last. Krom ihc- appcarance of the bod' and tho fact that a fully loaded re volver lay besldo It. It ts presumeU tha Major von Schoenbcck, roturnlng liom late at night, heard somo ono de ..cididlng tlio Btalra leading from hi Wlfe'a rooms. I.iravving tho rcvolvei ho weiu ti> meet the Intruilor, whe however, killed hlm beforo lio vouli lile. Captaln vm Qooban adrplia that _ u-a.. in the major',. houso the nlgh beforo 11.?-?-iiody wus found, but de cltu-e. thut hc wus tnnoceiit of th kllllua:. MODERN BATTLESHIP IN ACTION . . 1IKHO. ??line eellpse nf tlie sun." GEORGIA TAKING PRECAUTIONS Hverybody Is Stocking Up for the Prohibition Draug_it---Procession of Jugs and Bottles From 800 Condemned Saloons to the Homes of Prohibitionists and Others. ATLANTA, GA., Decomber 2!).---Near? ly every saloon In tho Stato Is dls playlng tho followlng legend: Ilush, littlo bar-room, Don't you cry, You'U ho a drug store By and by. Mennwhllo Georglnns ure buylng whlskey as if possessed witii the Idea that whon prohlbltlon goes Into effect on January lst llquor wlll dlsappear from the earth. An endlOHS processlon of bottlos and jugs lias boen movlng from tho soo saloons and wliolesnle llquor houses of Georgla for tho lnst three weeks. i Tho llquor is not helng bought for Immediato consumptlon, but. ls stored awav In antlcipatlon of the great diought thnt wiil strlko Georgia after tlie llrst day of .lanuary, 100S. A curlous foaturc of thls whlskey buylng Is th.il lt. ls. not conflned t" whlskey usors. As a matter of fact, saloohlsts stato thut persons who do not tisu whlskey aro showing more anxtety ahout laylng In a supply than thoso persons who use ll regulsuly. ln many cases prohlbltlonlsts have stock ed thelr closcts with a supply of In toxlcants not for' use as a boverage, but so that It may be handy in case of necesslty. It Ia sald tliat on laat Thursday the cash sales of one Atlanta ilrm which operates a dlstlll-iy aiui mills any quantity from a quurt up. aggregatod over $20,imHI. And nearly nll of the whlskey went into the closdts of Georgla homes. It should be borne In mlnd that tho State prohibition law really affeeted only a few countles in Georgla. Undor the" local optlon law tho prohlbltlonlsts had Kuoceedcd ln votln'g whlskey out of 12f> countles boforo they moved for a State prohlbltlon stntute. When tho Leglslature paased the general law, saloons were In opera tlon in Georgia only at Atlanta. Au? gusta, Miieon, Columbus, Savannah, Al b'any Amorlcus nnd Brunswick. In a few' other countles, posslbly twelve. tliere wore ho saloons, but dispensarles wero operdted by tho county and mu? nlclpal authorltles, and th.; proflts used for local gbvornmoht purposes. Although saloons exlsted ln so few countles they pald a groat sum ln t.axe*- as slnce tho prohlbltlon torces becamo so strong thoro has beon a steady increase in tho lloen.se. For instance, In Atlanta there-aro 132 saloons and each pald-.a llcense of $2,000 to the clty and JJ00 to .tho State.' Tho Allanta llcense. howovei, was the hlghest In Georgla. Accordlng to figures glven nt tl State Capitol there ure 800 saloons ln Georgia. and thoy pay the Stato $-10. 000. Tho munlclpal llcense pald,> >S theso saloons amount!) to about *M?u* 000. so thnt the State and munlclpall Heavy Constructlon in the South CHATTANOOGA, TENN., Deeember 2!).?Several hundred mlles of railroad havo been constructed ln the South during 1907, and lt Is estimated that moro than $75,000,000 havo boen spont by tlio rallroads of the South in im provlrig tho systems during thc past twelve months. The largest contrnct glven during thc* year was in Southwestern Virglnia, where the Soutli and Western Railroad ls belng constructed. Thls work has been from different polnts in the iron nnd coal sectlons pf Virglnia nnd West Virginia, via Bristol, to pointa ln North Carollna. where conncctlons wlll be mado wlth the Seaboard ar.d klndred liucs. lt ls sald to be a part of the great Tldewater system. Whon completed the line wlll bo over 150 mlles in length, and wlll cost nearly $100,000,000. It ls . through a very rough section. and tho tlilrty-livo or fortv mlles completed during 1907 ng gregated a total cost of nearly $15,000, 000. Tho cut of one tunnel was ln ex C08S Of $2,000,000. Tho Qttoen nml Croscent hus done douiile trncklng to tho extcnt of over $15,000,000. Work cdntlnups on the Southern's Lookout Mountain tunnel. but other inip.oveiiients ure suspended. Thirty mlles of tho Savnnnah, Augus? ta and Northorn havo licon grutlod. The contract for constructlon of tho Sn viinnah to Chattanooga ls for $12,000, 000. Tho Tldewater dovelopnienta ln Vir? glnia. tho Flaglor and other systems In Florlda, nnd nunicrous enterprlsos ln Loulsluna and Mlsslssipp 1 havo boen very nctlvo in tho yenr just completed. Thero aro numerous coal lines ancl., mlnor branch systems of dlffereiu rnll ways whlch havo boen started nnd com. plotod during 1907. MISSISSIPPI GETS THE CALL I'rolilhltlont.t. Start u Ctinipalsn to Outlaw tho Saloons. JACKSON', MISS.. Decomber 29.?Dr. W. T. Lowcry. prosldent of Mlsslssippl Collogo and ohali-man nf tha Stulo Prohibition com? mlttee.. yetuorday Issued thls nppoul, whlch oiioiiu a ctimp-il.n tor coastltutloaal proldb iu..|i ln Mlsslssippl: "Tha tlmo Is probuhly now upon us whan tli-i majority <>f growu whito' peoplo ln evory county, cQuntlns both womon and nu*n, do slr.) tho nbolitlon of the dram shop. Tho women cannot vote. Jmi .urely our loglnla l..i r: ou .hl to regard tholr wlshes ln u ques ti.iii llko llili". Klsler Statca uic nutlawlng tha saloon aiui our jjt-iu Suito ought not to Iur behlnd. I'Yo-.ir committeo (le.lren lo aslj iho !.,(???? Muturc tn ailopi a statuta whlch wlll muk.. Iho laws now ln foroo ln local opilon oimn llon ni.ply lo all .MlssUslppi. AVe hopa thnt tln muk l._i,'l_l;uinu wlll ult.-i waul uuljn.it tlos loso about $1,000,000 In rovonuo by the. prohlbltlon law. In addltlon to thoso soo saloons there nre ftve largo brewertes located at Atlanta. Macon, Augusta. Savannah and Columbus. Thero aro also slx largo grain illstll lorles ln tho State. And tho hrowerlos and distlllerles go out with tho saloons." lt ls edtltnated thnt the 800 saloons nnd tho brftwerlcs and distlllerles rcp resont an iiivestinent of ahout $4,000,' 000. Thls estlmate. of course. excludos liquors aml heer on hand and ap'plles only to bat- flxtures and to plants .and appliances used hy broweriCs nnd dls lillorles to manufacture. ll Is nlso estimated that there aro 7,000 persons in Georgla who are dl rectly or irtdlreclly connected wlth tho whlskey luisiness and Who must loavo tho State if they wlsh to contlnue in tho U(|iior tral'flo, or if they. remain must engago In other llnes of trade. Tho wholesalers will move to "tlier States and contlnuo the llquor businoss. Tlio majority of them have arrangeil to open at Chattanoogn, Tonn., nnd Jacksonville, Fla., and they hope to do a rushing express buslness iu iieor gla. The Indlcntlons are that they wlll not lu: dlsappolnted. Some of tlie re. titllers will go to other states and open saloons, but the majority will remain In (ieorgia and engage ln other lines of business. generally cigars. tobacco and soft drinks. The prohlbltlon law falls hardest on I tho brewers; who have lnvested largely | lu valuable real estate and inachlnerj*. i lt Is sald that the brewers aro ttxperl j mnnttng with a "jagless" boer. antl I wlll put it on tlio market soon aftui I Janunry lst; Thoro has been no decroaso of rent. although hu'ndreds of houses havo been made vacant hy tho prohlbltlon law. ln i Atlanta all central saloon propertjes I havo been takon for othor lines ol buslness at Incrensed rentals, and re? ports Indlcate that the sntno Is trui In tho other cltlos of tho State affecteil hy tho law. Of course thoro has been a decrease in tho rental ot thu proper tles occupled hy tho "dlvc" fealooris i but many buslness mon seem to thlnk ! thls is a good thlng. as It wlll force | owners to Improvo thu proporty and I thus mako the strocts on whlch thc "dlves" aro located, respectable. Tho gonoral oplnlon seerhs io bo that tho law wlll ho strlctly enforced ex? cept ln a few localitics. Sotue trouble ls expected ln enforclng the law iri Savannah and Augusta. Tho prohlbl? tlon sentlment ls not so strong In thoso cltles. nnd It ls prodlctod that there wlll be many "bllnd tlgers. 1 lu ! negrues aro vlowing the npproach ol I prohlbltlon with dulefiU faces. I It Is safo to sav that tho whito pcr 1 sons wlio have tholr closets stockei ! wlth liquors and who let tho news gol i abroad among tho negrpps; will hayc ! iio trouble wlth the servant probleir aftor January 1, 1908. _ a conBtitutlonal omendment to tho peopla and glvo thom a chance to mako any l?? auihorlilng dram shops uncoii-tliutlonul. "To further tbe above purpnsas the corn mltiee Is calliim- for a raoss meeting of 3il_ S!l_ Ippl prohlbitlotil-ts to ho. hold ln thc citv oi Jackson on January 0. 190S. -? FREE PASSES CEASE Georgia to Be n Stute .Vlicrc Every * One Pnys to ltlde. ATLANTA, GA., December -3.?The issuanco of froe passos by all common carfiera in the State will cease on January lst, ln compllunce wlth a gen? eral order recently Issued by the State Rallroad Commls-lon. The order pro hlblts the Issuanco of free transpor? tation by all railroads. stoamboats, stroet railwnys und common carrlora in the State. Even city flremen, po llcomen and othor clty omployen who havo horetol'ore ridden froo wlll be compelled to pay thelr fare. All al. lltil interests aro cut off. and the only cxeeptlen. are thoso provlded for ln 'ho Ilepburn law, ua lt appllos to intcr .?.tai? commerce. THE WEATHER Forecast: Virginia and North Caro? lina?Kuin Monday and possibly 'tues? day; fresh east wlnda. COXrtlTlONS YliSTI-llDAV. Pklclimond's wedther wns ralny nnd cool. Thermbmoter at midnight, 4t>. COM1ITIOXS IX IMPORTANT CtTIl-S, (At _ P. M. l'-astoi'ii Tlme.) Placo, Ther. H.T. Weather. ?rvshovllle . 40 6ii Batn Augusta .C-' ?l rtaill Atlahtu. 00 160 Batn Buffalo .86 thi Hain Chlcago . 84 ' 30 Kain Cinclnuati .41 48 Cioudy Davenport . 3'J 34 Kain Dotrolt ..-,.34 31 Kain l-Iatteraa .5il __ Cioudy jaoksonvlllo _ OS 7S P. cioudy Kansas Clty. 40 _2 l.ain Memphls .G4 0. P.aln New Orleans. 70 76 Cioudy Okliihoina Clty., 4S 60 Clear Plttsburg .50 50 Cioudy Ralolgh . 46 5B ltatn Ssivunntili .80 7? Kain Norfolk .415 4U K.tln Tampu . 70 .0 Clear .Vltnilngton . 5_ 0- Kuin MINIATUU-. ALMAXAC. Docember 30, 1007. Sun rlses. ., ,77:2(1 ilU.JlTlDi-. -Sun sets.4:5. Mornlng.12:30 Moon rlsva,, ,_:37 l.veulnu;.- ? ?? t:tU Fire Committee to Hear Nelson's Application fpr Permit to Erect Carriagc-Housc. Manchester Bureau, Tlmes-Dispatch, No. 1102 Hull Stroot. Tlie Plre Committeo has beon called to meet to-morrow nlght to conslder thc applieatlon of W. II. Neison for n permit to eroct a carrioge house at Tenth and Balnbridgo Streets. Con sldernblo oppositlon from somo of thc cltlzens and proporty owners ot thc vlclnlty ls oxpocted lo dovelop. Tho applieatlon will be opposcd on thc ground that owing to its closo prox Imlty to tho now High Seliool bulld' ing, tho "slte of thc proposed post oftlce. the Klks' Hcimu and the Baptlst Church tlio place Is not -a prope'r ono for the location of such a structurc. These cltlzens declare that the build? ing will hc unsightly and tliat a struc ture of thln character should not bc placed on a rcsldential street. .Mr. Neison ls naturally much dis turbed ahout the matter. lie says the building wlll cost ovor $2,000, wlll not be unsightly and wlll not be used as a stable. For hls part he does not de slre to eroct lhe building should It be a menace to tho communlty. t'ersonnln aml llrlrfn. Mrs. Frank Fitzgerald, of Flfth and Hull Streets, ls qulte slck. The Sundav-school of thc Sacred Heart Church will have Us annual Christmas entertalnment at the Sunday : school to-morrow nlght. i Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bradley on Sat? urday afternoon entertulned at n matl nee dance, glven ln Leader Hall ln honor of their daughter, .Mlss Kcba, who is a student at thc Mary Bnldwin Semlnary thls year. On Friday nlglit the Sunday-school of Cowardln Avenue Christian Church will givo a Christinns entertaimnenl at the church. Misses Tina and Kleannr Childress, InccompanlecT hy thelr brother. Goorgo. are spendlng tho holidays wlth rela? tlves in Baitimore. i Mr A. W. Cooper. of Wavcrly. Va., land Mr. .). V. Sutton, of Columbla; S. i C. nro guests at tho Lafayette House, I The funoral of Mrs. Lucy Queens herry will tnke placo from her late residence In Swansboro thls morning nt 10 o'elock. The Interment will bo made ln Maurv Cemetery. - MISSI0N IS PEACE It.ililil .AiiMvprn I'rcxlilciif Ellol of Hnr viird*, SnjH .leivs Are Men of I'enee. BOSTON. MASS.. Deeember 20.?An sworlng tho reeont i-pmnrk.-j of Presi? dent Charles W. Kliot, of Itnrvard Unl? verslty, to a soclety of Jewlsh young riion at the college, whom he advlsed tc join tho mllltln, in order to regaln thi anclent martlal splrlt of fsrael, Rabti' Charles Flelscher dellvered a sermor nt lo-day's servlces at tho new Templc Israel. The rabbl said in part: "I was shockod to read Prosldent Ellot's advlce to the Jews. He snk that the Jews wore Inforior lo other. |n physlcal developnicnt and in stature and he suggostcd that the young mer joln the mllitla and cultivate the mar? tlal splrlt of thelr ancestors. "In so far as Presldent Ello't plcadcc for physlcal development and out-of door llfo, I nordlally sympathlze wltl hls Ido.i. But when Presldent Ellol harks hack to 'tho glorluus tlmes v.her the Jews had a martlal splrlt," thc los; of. which he deplores, ancl to regair whlch ho urgos them to loln lhe mlll. tla, then, as a Jew. as an Amerlcar as a man, I protest ngalnst hls utter ance. "The Harvard sage errs in assertins that thore ls no reason why the Jews should not make good flghters. Thon happens to be thc bost of reasons. Thc Jew has got out of tho hnbit of fight Ing. Ho has lost thn prlmltlvo man': desire to kill. because. ho has so long been clvlllzed. You can't brutalls_c him agaln. '?I am happy to feel tliat. in thi main. President Ellot's appeal lo thi Jows must ho in valn. because by loiu tradition, your avorago Jew bellevet that 'Israol's nilsslon ls p'ence.'l MORGAN BUYS TREASURES l.cuds lliriin .Iominicnts (o tlio Metro liolltnii Museum ol' Arl, NKW YORK, Docembor 29.?Ono o the most famous art treasures o Franco, tho Biron Monumeuts, havi beon bought by J. Piorpont Morgan and now reposo ln 1ho Melropolltui Museum of Art. Nows of the purchasi becamo known to-day. It ls knowi lluil tho cost of the monunients. whlol conslst of two groups, "Tlio Entomb niont" and "Our Lady of Plty," wai large. Mr. Morgan has not glven then lo the lhusoum. but hns lont them fo: an Indotlnlto time. ? The inonuments woro ereo.ted by Pon de C.ontaut, knight and followor o Charlos VIII.. ln tho chapel of thi Chateau do Blron at tho ond of th. tlftepnth contury. The names of the soulptors aro un known. Eight figures of natural slz. composo "The Entembment," whlch i tho larger and more Important of th. two works. - - . r* - Colllston ut Son. NEW YORK, Docembor 20.?The Nor woglan steamor Claf Kyrre. Cnptnli Pedersen, whlch arrlved to-day lron Havana, reported that thls morning sln passod a throo-mastod sohooner ln hal last wllh Jlhboou gono and forosal luinglng over iho sldo. All othor sail: wero Htnndlng. Tho vessel's hull wu pninted whllo und lhe stern hluck. Sh. ovtdeiitly had been lu a colHslon. For ty mlnutes lator tho Claf Kyrro pass od a suhiiioi'goil schoonor wlth twi nuisis stlplcing out of thu water* L OF AGNES O'KEEFE Stunned by Blows and Then Drowned in Shallow Water. NEWAll.C. N. ,f? December 20.? Slunned by blows on the lieud nnd then thrust hcud foremost Into a pool of wnter was tho inannor of death nf tho woman whoso ntldo body wns found on thc Hackeneaok ineadnws, In tho town of Iliiri'lnon last Thursday. Thla grewsomc story was told to nlght at Ihe ntitopsy, whlcli left no doubt hk to the iletulls of tho mur dcroiis work. Thc body ls helioy'od to be that of Agnes O'lCeefe, a domestlc, who had been employed by sovcral furiilllos In Orange. The physlclans dlscovered that the %voninn had heen atruck twlce on the buck of the head wlth such foroe us to rendcr h ir unconscloua, and that whlle In thls state, nnd stlll breath itig, sho wns pltched head foremost into tho pool where she wns dlscov? ered. Tho water at tlie spot was shallow, nnd the head strtiek tha bottom wlth aufflclent vlolence to rcroll ln the wuter, so thnt her ilylng gasps drew Into tho liings blts of nshes nnd clnders. Thoro wero two rtbrnsloil.. at tho luino of tlie brnlii. behliid the rlght ear. Aftor in lllctlng those, the physlclans deter inlnoil, tho murderer fllt tlie wotnnn'H clothing from the ne<:k down. Thls rent wns skllfully dono. for though tho cnttlng wus made wlth hardly more thnn u slngle movement of a keen edged weapon, that stroko made its wiiy tlirough every thlcknesH of cloth? ing, nnd at no tlme did the polnt or tlio knlfe enter the body. That tho weapon wns not used to ald the murder Is bcllevd to bo duo to the hopo of the nssussiii thnt tho caso might bo mlstnken for one of aulclde. Tho shoes and stockings were pulled off wlth brutal haste and then selzed by the foot, tho wouian was stood falr ly on her head In the wnter and so hold untll she wns ileaei. The organs Indlcnted that tho womun had uecd al cohollc stlmulnnls, but that nhe had I not done so to oxces... Tho detectlvcR are hnrd at work trac ! ing thc llfe of Agnes O'Kecfe. anel by thls nienns hope lo arrest tlie inur I derer. | ART TREASURE FOR AMERICA j Mrs. Illintlnginu Onr> of tlu- Chlef Pur i'Iiiinit . of tlic Kiiiiii Collection. j LONDON, December 20.?The plck of | the Kann Art Collection, purchased by Duveen brothers last Augu.t for a i suni rcputed to hc ln the nelghborhood of $1,000,000. has gone to America. onfe i of thc chlef purchaaers being Mrs. : Collla P. Iluntlngton. The plclures taki n by Americans Includes several | rembrandta, among them belng thc j famous "An Old Woman Cuttlng Her j Nalls," pninted ln IS."..-. nnd hls noted I work. "Crosslng tlie Atlaiitlc." There aro severnl plclures by Prani j Hals nnd Itoger Van t.er Wciden, and j Vermeers, "Young Glrl Aaleep." and tlio only Velasques ln the Kann col? lection, "Bust of a Young Glrl." Tho names of thc Americans who I outbld tbe Europeans for those works of art have not been publlshed. wlth ! the e.xceptldn of that of Mrs. Huntlng i ton. CREW SAVED Seliooiier Vlmbu . Ilntlercd to 1'leeen la a l.nle. BOSTON, MASS.. December 29.?Cap? taln John B. Stahl and seven mem? bers of the crew of tho four-mastfM' schooner Nlthbus, whlch was wrecked. in a storm off Cape HattcraB. were brought to port to-dny abonrd the steamer Admlral Snmpson. The men camo from Port Antonlo, where they wero left by the steamer Beatrlce, whlch rescued them. Captaln Stahl sald he left Phlladel? phia Deeembor 8th with a cargo of it em plpe. and ran Into thc storm. The cargo became loosened and tlie heavy plpeti pounding back and fourth soon openod senrns through whlch the sens poured. At inldnlght the vessel wns all but completely suhmerged, when, in response to slgnuls. thc Beatrlce came to the rescue. taklng off the crew at great risk and with t-xtrenio difllculty. KILLED HIS SWEETHEART KuriiKdl nt Seclng Her Wlth Another Mnn, 11c Shot Her nnd Hlnuielf. WAKEPIELD. MASS., December 20.? Eriragcd at the slght of the glrl he loved walklng wlth unother, Fred M. Sulllvan, aged twenty-flve, to-night sei'/ed Mlss Mary E. McFaddcn. aged elghteen, shot her twlce through the left shoulder and twlce through tho. stomach. The young man then put a bullot through the back of hls head, and rulsed tho scalp at the top of hls head wlth another. The glrl wlll dle, but Sulllvan's wound.1. are not con sidered dangerous. The shootlng to nlght was Sulllvan's second attack on Miss McPadden. On August 10th lost, he met tho glrl on the stroet and shot her In tho leg. He was allowcd to go on pnyment of a flne. _ I.omloii Horse Slio.v. Prcllmlnary prlzo lists for the sec? ond annual exhlbltlon of the Interna tlonal Horse Show Association ln Lon? don next season hnve been prepared. Tho show Is scheduled to open at Olym pla on Thursday. June ISth, and to end on Saturday. June 27th. One hundred and forty-six classes are to bo judged, as against 124 last year. Heavy har? ness classes havo been increased in number from flfty-flve to seventy-two, saddle classes from nlne to thlrteen, and appolntment classes from sixteen to twenty-threo. Two gold challenge cups, costing ?500 each, havo been offered for park and road four-tn-hand tennis, the trophles to bo won twlco beforo becomlng, tho proporty of tho successful exhlbltor. Entrles to tho show wlll closo on May 20th. XiiKrii .Vonicu Arrested. Itachel Garter nnd Alberta Mosoley, both colored. wero arrested yesterday on tho 'charg-. of belng dlsordorly and fightIng tn tho street. Alberta wns also charged wlth assaultlng fiachol nnd with broaklng ono of tho wlntlows In Itnchol's houso. lt was thls holnous offenso that stnrtod the hair-pulllng. and then iv pollceman camo along and arrested both, . Another oil Vcln. , JEJNNINGS, LA., Decomber 29,?Fr0m a new well which camo In yeaterday on 'a tract fully a, fpiarter milo south wost of the proven field, gushlng about 3,000 barrels per day, oil to-day began forcing hlgh in the air, ostlmated by oil experts to be dolng at least 5,000 barrols dally. A great deal of exclte ment provaila at the tielda, owing to the fact that another voln has beon struck. FUNERAL NOTICE SCBUGGS.?Tho funeral of llttlo BES. SIE ESTl-LU- SCP.UGGS wlll tako placo from tho, home of hor parents, John T, and Uoorgia ? A. fcoruggs, 2119 EflHt Grace Streot THIS (Mon. tlay) MOUNING nt 10:30 o'clock. In tornumt at Oakwood. Prlmids of tho fnmlly aro Invltcd to altond. FUNERAL OF NIECE OF PRESIDENT TYLER Mrs. Semplc, Once Mistrcss of White House, to Bc Buricd at Wiltiamsbiirg. INMATE OF LOUISE HOME Nicce Attackcd by Rob'bcr Wliilo Going from Aunt'5 Death Chamber. _ ._ WASHINGTON, D. C, Docomhor 2H --Tho remalns of Mr?. Letltla Tyler Sempl.. who dled ai the Loulso Home lust nlght, wlll be takou to Williams hurg for Interment. Tho funeral sor vlcos will he conducted hy Blshop S*t terlee at the Loulse Homo at 0 o'elock In th. morning, after whlch tho re? malns wlll be sent to WilUamsburg on the Seaboard Alr Line train, leavlng thls clty nt 10:50 o'elock. Mrs. Semplo waa a nloco of Presl? dent John Tyler, and wns mlstress of the Whlte Houso during her uncle'a prosldentlal term. Sho was olghty soven yoars of age. Presldent Hoose volt and Mrs. Roosevelt hav. rroqucnt Iv showii courtesles to thls formor Whlte HoiiHC mlstress. On several oc? cnslon.-. speclal Invltatlons have been Sent lier to affali'H al tho Whlte Houso. These Invltatlons, howevor, have nl? ways iieen decllnod, as Mrs. Semplo liiiM been bllnd and vory dobllltated for some yoars. MlnM Tyler liiiii'linl nnd Itolibed. Ml?w Lcnclu Tyler, who ls n nloco of Mrs. Somple. wns knocked down nnd robhed Ih front of hor boardlng house last nlght on returnlng from the death ohninher of hor aunt. Mlss Tyler. who was formerly of Ttlchmond, and 1. now a clork In IU? War Deparlmont, was ro.llevcd of h#r purse contalnliiR' $6, somo ltichmond car tlckets nnd a penknlfo. Oecupants of hor boardlng houso saw tho foot pnd strlko her; saw hor fall. nnd saw hlm t*cl7.o hor purso and mako hls escape. She was stlll unconsclous whon they reachod hor slde, but suffcred no serlous Injury. Sho thlnks eho wns struck wlth a sandbag, as thoro was no ubraslon of tho skin. She Is sixtv yoprs of ago. The pollco have no c.uo as to thc Iclontlty of tho robber. ROUGH WEATHER Oecnn I.lnrrn Creep Inio Port Hcnrlnc Srarx of Storm. NEW YOHK, Deeember 2!?.?A fleet of seven transatlantlc steamors?lhe Campania, Ccdrlc, St. Louls. Pannonln. Prctorla, Caronla and Mlnneapolls came c-rceplng Into port to-dav, hear Ing sc'ars of battllng seas whlch hold tho Ilners back and dolnyed thom a day ln tholr trlp across the Atlantlc. On Chrlstmas Day tho storm was so heavy thut only a dozen of tho cablu passengers of tho St. Louls went t<> tho dtnlng-rooni for dlnner. None of the steamors were sorlously demagod. though at one tlme the offlcers of tho Prctorla used oll to calm lhe turbuletlt sons. Tlie Campania brought $3,000,000 iu specle, and tho O.-dric, $1,200,000. 0BITUARY llr?. (iurlund II. Clnrke. Mra. Oarland II. Clarko djed at 1 o'elock yesterday at hor homo on Chost? nut Hill, after an IIIiicsk of seven days. Mrs. Clarke was formerly Miss Henrl etta Chriatlan, tho daughter of profes? sor Ileath Jones Christian and Martha Turner Christian. She ls survlved t>y her husband and by six chlldron?Chrls 1IAU Clarke, of Richmond: Douglas Clarko. of Hamllton. Ohlo; Hcath M. Clarke. of the Amerlcan Locomotive Company. and Misses Arrle. Itebocca and Mlldrcd Clarke. Mrs. C'.arko was devoted to church work and was promlnent ln the o.flalrs of Eplphany Church, Barton Holghts. She was presldent Of tho Woman's Aux? lllary. presldent of tho Church Worlc ors nnd a member of the Daughters of the Klng; and Im every department was. falthful, adding a strong Intolllgence to an unusual splrlt of dovotlon. The funeral will take placo from Eplphany Church at 11 o'elock to-nior. row morning. Tho Interment will bc prlvate. Mrs. Snrnli Frances llnril.%*. Mrs. Sarah Frances Hardy, widow of James C. Hardy. who was for many yoara promlnontly connected with tho liailego Mllls, dled suddenly at tho homo of her son-ln-law, Mr B. L. Barnes, in Sherwood Park, Saturday nlght at 11 o'elock. ln the sc-venty soconil year of her age. Although she had not been strong for several months. Mrs. Hardy sceniod iu her usual health Saturday. and that nlght she occupled her place at the supper table, and read tho evening papcrs beforo rctiring. Shortly after golng to her room she hnd a honiorrhage, as thc result of ihe rup ture of a hlood-vossel leacllng to. tho heart, and In a few moments passcd pcaccfully away. Mrs. Hardy was thc daughter of the late Captaln Lawson it. Danod, who was a c-harter member of the Old Sld? ney Methodlst Church, whlch ls now the Park Placo Mothodist Church.' Of the latter. she, wlth her husband. was a devoted member for ma,ny years. She leaves four chlldron?Mrs. Charlos M. Goodwln. Mrs. Robert __?.. Barnes. Mlss Catharlno Hardy and Mr.' Lawson E. Hardy?nll of Richmond. The funeral will tako place at tne Park Plaoe Methodlst Church thls af? ternoon at 3 o'elock. The pastor. the Rev. IvI S. Colonna. wlll be asslsted in the service by the Bev. Dr. W. C. James, pastor of thc Grovo Avenuo Baptlst Church. The Interment wlll be made ln Holly wood. Tho followlng wtll act as pall beActlve?Messrs. Samuel H. Cotxre.l. Joseph Blanton, W. W. Walke, Elwood Tlller, R. W. Gary and James A. Moi - 11 Honornry?Dr. J. A. Hillsman. Messrs, Gllbert Hunt, Douglas Taylor. Lhar os K. Wlllls, Wllliam B. West and Major A. L. Courtnoy. ? * DEATHS BROWN ING?Dletl. at ;^^>y?i<l<;.,, ??; ;iaTDro?;beTa-9a\flV710BOBERrW. BltOWNING, ln thu fiCty-ninth yoar of hls ago. Funeral notlco ln ten Lvnchburg, Washington and Bai? timore papors please copy. CLARK E.?Dled; nt hor ? residence, N<*. 200 Fourth Avenuo, Chostnut Hill, Sunclav, Deeember 29th. at '_? l. w.. HENRIETTA CHRISTIAN, bclowd wlfe of Garland H. Clarke. Funoral from Eplphany Church Bai ton Holghts, at 11 A. M. TUESDAY, Deeember 31st. Prlvato Interment. Baltlmoro papers pleuao copy. GFORGE.?Dled. Decomber 2Sth, JOHN PITFIELD GEORGE. ' Funeral servlces from ist. James Ep'lacopnl Church TUESDAY Decom? her 31st. at 12 o'elock. Friends of the famlly aro re.spectfully lnvited to nttend. HARDY.?-Dled, suddenlv. on tho nlght .f Docembor 2Sth. Mra. SARAH F. HARDY, widow of James C. Hardv. Funeral THIS (Monday) AFTKK NOON at Park Placo" Methodlst Church nt 8 o'elock. Intermont in Hollywood. THOMPSON.?Dlecl, at his BUo resl clonce, No. 60C North Thlrd Stroot, ALFRED THOMPSON, at eight niln . ntes nftor 12 o'elock Sunday morn? ing. aftor a long lllness. Hls funoral wlll tako plaee from tho Flrst Baptlst Church TUESDAY nt 2 o'elock, Frlonds ure lnvltod tu attend. .