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pafcp-tt' The Bamberg Herald. ? ______~ T ESTABLISHED 1S91. BAMBERG. S. C.. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 2T. 1900. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. f TEXT OF JOINT NOTE Formulated By Representatives f Of the Powers at Pekin. * DEPARTMENT GIVES OUT A COPY sV China Recognizes With Regret Her Responsibility and Is ^ Willing to Make Amends. * The state department Saturday made public the text of the joint note of the powers to China. The official Statement oftor rof?itir>or PViina'c n'ffpnSPS. proceeds as follows: Inasmuch as China has recognized | her responsibility, expressed regret and evidenced a desire to see an end pat to the situation created by the aforesaid distnrbances, the powers ft have determined to accede to her re* queet upon the irrevocable conditions enumerated below> which they deem indispensable to expiate the crimes committed and to prevent their reoct , currence: Jr 1. (a) The dispatch to Berlin of an extraordinary mission headed by an imperial prince, in order to excess the regrets of his majesty, the emperor of China, and of the Chinese government for the assassination of his excellency, the late Baron von Ket^ teler, minister of Germany. (b) The erection, on the spot of the assassination, of a commemorative monument befitting the rank of the deceased, bearing an inscription in Latin, German and Chinese languages, 2* expressing the regrets of the emperor i of China for the murder. II. (a) The severest punishment ^ for the persons designated in the im perial decree of SeptemDer zo, iyuu, ^ and for those whom the representak tives of the powers shall subsequently designate. (b) The suspension for five years of all official examinations in all the " cities where foreigners have been massacred or have been subjected to cruel treatment. III. Honorable reparation to be made by the Chinese government to the Japanese government for the murder of Mr. Ssjyam. r? 1Y. An expiatory monument to be erected by the imperial Chinese government in every foreign international cemetery which has been desecrated, or in which the graves have been destroyed. Y. The maintenance, under conditions to be determined by the powers, of the interdiction against the importation ?f arms, as well as of materials employed exclusively for the manufacture of arms and ammunition. YT. Equitable indemnity for the governments, societies, companies and ^ individuals, as well as for the Chinese, who, during the late concurrences, have suffered in person or in property in consequence of their being in the j service of foreigners. China to adopt j financial measures acceptable to the j powers for the purpose of gnarantee- | ing the payment of said indemnities j *7 and the interest and amortisation of j the loans. VII. The right for each power to maintain a permanent guard for its legation, and to put the diplomatic quarters in a defensible condition, the Chi? nese having no right to reside in that quarter. VIL The destruction of the forts ^ which might obstruct free communication between Pekin and the sea. IX The right to the military occupation of certain points to be determined by an understanding among the powers, in order to maintain open communication between the capital and the sea. X The Chinese to cause to be published during two years in all the subprefectures an imperial decree. (a) Embodying a perpetual prohibition, under penalty of death, of membership of any anti-foreign society; (b) Enumerating the punishments that shall have been inflicted on the guilty, together with the suspension ^1 of all official examinations m the cities where foreigners have been murdered or have been subjected to cruel treatment; and (c) Furthermore, an imperial decree to be issued and published through^ out the empire, ordering that the governors general (viceroys), governors and all provincial or local officials shall be held responsible for the maintenance of order within their respective jurisdictions, and that in the event ^ of renewed anti-foreign disturbances or any other infractions of treaty occurring, and which shall not forthwith be suppressed and the guilty parsons punished, they, the said officials, shall be immediately removed and forever disqualified from holding any office of honor. ^ Until the Chinese government has / complied with the above conditions to the satisfaction of the powers, the undersigned cau hold out no expectation that the occupation of Pckin and the provinces of Chi Li by the general forces can be brought to a conclusion. ~\ BUCKEYE TEACHERS IX FLORIDA. i* Ohio Educators Making Holiday Trip to Havana, Cuba. The teachers of the Cleveland, O., public sohools arrived in St. Augustine, Fla., Friday morning on a spes ciai train and spent the day sightsee1? ing. There are 110 in the party and V.ia io thoir TATIllftr gnnni.1 Ussli'slaTr iuao vm\?* uv/iiuaj tour. The party left Monday morning for Miami and sailed from there Wednesday for Havana. ^ SOAKES CONFESSES PERJURY. Admits That He Swore Falsely at Trial of Caleb Powers A news special from Lexington, Ky., says: The attorneys for Caleb Powers, who is under life sentence for complicity in the murder of William Goebe), have made public the statement, secured from R. Noakes, one of the star witnesses against Pow> ers in his trial at Georgetown, in which Noakes says he was coerced into ^ making damaging admissions to Col. Tom Campbell and that he was afterwards forced to make similar state^meots.oQ the stand. '*?- w. JAPAN IS SYMPATHETIC. Dilatory Tactics of Pekin Diplomats Causing: a Revolution of Mongol Sentiment. The correspondent of the Associated Press at Yokohama, Japan, wires that the wearisome and disappointing delays of the Pekin diplomats are having a marked effect upon public opinion in Japan, producing what may be regarded as almost a revolution of sentiment in favor of China. The native papers are now mainly ranged on the side of leniency in dealing with the chief instigators, not only from a practical point of view, looking at the supreme importance of inducing the government to return to Pekin, but also owing to the inherent force of the spirit of pa L ' L _ 1 1 Xl T ? inuusm wuicu cnaracienzes me Japanese natives. The Japanese are naturally asking themselves what they would have done under similar provocation. The answer has . given rise to an outflow of something strongly resembling sympathy, and Japan is therefore ranging itself on the side of the nations which are counseling the most moderate terms possible in the negotiations with the Chinese court. It is noticeable also that even some of the foreign papers here are upon the same side, The Japan Mail conspicuously so. The missionary question, of course, occupies a foremost place in the discussion. It is now felt as essential that the western powers take cognizance of the fact that religious invasions of oriental countries by powerful western organizations are tantamount to filibustering expeditions and should not only be discountenanced, but stern measures should be adopted for their suppression. It is, of course, admitted that individual religious zeal in the line of propagandism cannot be interfered with, but the mission boards constitute a standing menace to peaceful international relations and are here generally recognized as such. The business stagnation continues and is exciting some alarm in foreign as well as in native circles. CONFEDERATE REUNON DATE. Next Animal Gathering of Old Soldiers Will He Held at Memphit, Tenn. The following general order has been issued by Adjutant General Moorman, of the United Confederans* Association: Headquarters United Confederate Veterans, December 22, 1900.?1. The general commanding announces, the department commanders concurring, that on account of the urgent request and igsistance of "our host," the next annual meeting and reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, which is to be held in the city of Memphis, Tenn., will take place on May 28th, 29th and 30th, 1901?Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. 2. With pride the general commanding also announces that 1,300 camps have now joined the association and applications have been received at these headquarters for papers for over one hundred or more. He urges veterans ever) where to send to these headquarters for organization papers, to form camps and join this association so as to assist in carrying out its benevolent, praiseworthy and patriotic object. By order of J. B. Gordon, General Commanding. CHANGES ON SOUTHERN. S. H. Hard-wick Is Made General Passenger Agent?Other Promotion*. b. H. Hardwick has been appointed general passenger agent of the Southern railway with headquarters at Washington. General Passenger Agent Turk has been promoted to the position of assistant passenger traffic manager of the Southern. W. H. Tayloe, at present assistant general passenger agent of the same line at Louisville, is transferred to Atlanta to fill the vacancy created by the promotion of Mr. Hardwick. These are the three principal features of an announcement of changes to become effective January 1st, made by Vice President Finlev, of the Southern. At the same time announcement is made of the appointment of R. E. L. Bunch, at present Mr. Turk's chief clerk, to be assistant general passenger agent of the Southern at St. Louis, and of R. M. Allen to a similar position at Louisville. TRAIN KILLS TWO. Old Man and Grandson Meat Death While Walking on Track. A special from Tamps, Fla., says: Plant System train No, 78, killed Fellippe Alferro and his grandson, Joe, Saturday morning. Both were walking on the track as the train came along, and the engineer sounded warning, and the old man became excited and pulled the boy to him and stood transfixed. The engineer made every effort to stop, but could not. Felippe was aged eighty aud the boy ten years. Both were Italians. It was no fault of the engineer that thoy were killed. A GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY. Lowry Bank of Atlanta, Ga., Is Selected By Secretary of Treasury. The secretary of the treasury has notified the war department that the Lowry Natioual bank, of Atlanta, Ga., had been designated as a depository of public funds, and specially designated for safe keeping aud disbursing of funds of the war department. MaeDonald In Serious Condition. Samuel MaeDonald, the treasury clerk, who shot and killed Frank H. Morris, auditor for the war department, at the Winder building, and then wounded himself, is in a precarious condition at the Emergency hospital Washington. Dank Clerk Loses $500 Package. Saturday afternoon a clerk of the Knoxville, Tenn., City National Bank lost a package containing $500 while en routi from another bank. At the time he bad $4,000 on his person. ROBBERS LOOT BANK ! ? * Chased By Officers and One Is Captnred After Hard Fight. ti fr OCCURRED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT 81 ci C( Safe Blown Open With Nitro- S( G glycerine?Man Caught Had j AH the Stolen Money. p e< A battle between five bank robbers *c and several officers occurred at an early p hour Saturday morning near Tulla- fc homa, Coffee county Tenn., in an at- g tempt, made by the latter to arrest the former. p Shortly after 10 o'clock Friday g. the Coffee County bank, in Man- ^ Chester, was broken into by the ? robbers, who, after blowing open the E safe by the use of nitro glycerine, took $3,000 in currency from the safe and, ^ hurrying to a hand car on the branch r( line of the Nashville, Chattanooga and ^ St. Louis railway, started for Tulla- p homa. b While the robbers were in the bank, V( next door to the telephone exchange, ^ their presence was discovered by Mrs. Q -^1 m 1 ?1 1 1 J : _ 1U. I ij. Jtt. iayior, wuose uusuauu is iue superintendent of the telephone ex- m change, and she qnietly notified Sheriff C( Powers of the fact. The sheriff hast- ^ ened to the bank, but when he arrived he found that the robbers had completed their work and had fled. ? Mrs. Taylor informed the anthorities at Tullahoma and a party of dep- C( nties at once started toward Manches- w ter to look for the robbers. The latter left the hand car at Hickerson, a sta- u! tion near Tullahoma, and were walk- r] ing across the country when they were met by the officers. The latter fired upon the party, who returned the shots, but no one was wounded, and all the robbers except one succeeded ^ in making their escape. The one who was captured had 83,000, the money taken from the bank, concealed in a sack. He would not give his name, but said he was a mem- aj ber of a good family in Ohio, and that Si he belonged to a gang of professional 0j robbers who had got together at De- ,, chard and decided to rob the Manches^ ter bank. INAUGURATION RATES. U la Liberality of the Railroad* Will Draw p< Large Crowd* to Washington. pi The general committe in charge of te the arrangements for the inauguration w of President McKinley on March 4th next has been informed by the rail- m roads constituting the Trunk Line ei Passenger Association that liberal rates se will be made for those who attend the tl inauguration ceremonies. ai For individuals one first-class limit- tl ed fare for round trip will be charged, ei the tickets to be good going on March is 1st, 2d and 3d from points within 150 m CAK MEA t?L 11' RUKIV. Three Hundred Employe* of Soranton Railway Company Out. Every one of the 300 car and barn employes of the Scranton Railway d? company obeyed the strike order in which went into effect at 5 o'clock M Sunday morning, and as a result only th two cars were running in all of the cc Lackawanna valley during the day. in These two cars were manned by Superintendent Patterson and dispatch- be ers, foremen and clerfcs. til The tie up region expends from Pittp- yi *urg to Forest City, m miles of Washington on March 4th, and good returning leaving Washington to A March 8th inclusive. For military ol and other organizations the fare will ti be one cent a mile each way, with a c< minimum per capita fare of $10 for fifty pi or more traveling together. For ad- S vance committees to make arrange- at ments not exceeding three persons the d< fare will be half the per capita charged sc organizations, the tickets to be used m within the required limit not exceed- ss ing February 28, 1901. fr AUDITOR MORRIS KILLED. ^ le An Ex-Disbursing Clerk of the Treasury Department His Slayer. A Washington dispatch says: Frank ^ H. Morris, of Ohio, auditor of the war " department, was shot and instantly ? killed Saturday afternoon by Samuel *r MacDonald, also of Ohio, recently a 8 disbursing clerk of the treasury, in ?* the former's office at the Winder building, on Seventeenth street. MacDonold afterward shot himself and also ? slashed his throat with a penknife. Auditor Morris was closeted alone with MacDonald wheu the shooting occurred. Employees who knew MacDonald said he had had a grievance against Fi Morris, who he claimed was responsi- in ble for having his pay reduced. Others pr who knew him said that they could yc not attribute his deed to anything but th a diseased brain from over indulgence in in liquor. ct CHINESE LOSE HEAVILY. Vr?n Wftldpraee Telln EmDfror Pi William of a Victory. The following dispatch from Field p Marshal Count von Waldersee, dated Q_ Pekin, Friday, December '21st, has B< been received at Berlin: co "A column dispatched from Pao ^ Ting Fu, commanded by Major Haine, Je engaged a force of Chinese regulars *? December 15th at Hung Tsing Sien, ar ninety kilometers northwest of Pao Ting Fu. Our losses were one officer and two non-commissioned officers wounded. The Chinese losses were considerable." co w< "NOTHING IN" THE REPORT." President J. W. Thomas Denies a Rumor y< That He "Would Resign. ^ A rumor has been current that John W. Thomas is to resign the presidency ev of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. co Louis railway, to take effect next July. ar Old age is assigned as the reason. It j0 is stated that the resignation would b< cause radical changes in the road's op- pr eration. Major Thomas denies the bl rumor, wiring from Nashville: "Noth- a ing in the report." fa DEWET'S BOLD DASH. 'alorous Boer Leads Forces Successfully Through British Lines. Advices from Bloemfontein state that le details of General Dewet's escape om the encircling British columns low that it was one of the boldest inidents of the war. When Ilaasbroek's >mmand joinedDewet December 12th, )me fifteen miles east of Thabanchu, reneral Knox was only about an hour istant, and the Boer situation apeared desperate. But Dewet was ]ual to the occasion. Dispatching Haasbroek westward > make a feint a Victoria nek, Dewet repared to break through the British Dlumns at Springhaau nek pass, about )ur miles of broad, flat, unbroken round. At the entrance were two >rtified posts, while artillery was osted on a hill eastward watching le Boers. Suddenly a magnificent pectacle was presented. The whole ber army of 2,500 men started at a allop, in open order, through the iek. President Steyn and Peit Fourie led ie charge and Dewet brought up the ?ar. The British guns and rifles oomed and rattled incessantly. The ioers first tiied the eastward route; ut encountering artillery, they dierged and galloped to the front of the ill to the westward, where the fire of nly a single post was effective. The whole maneuver was a piece of laguificent daring and its success was >mplete, in spite cf the loss of a ffepu-ponnder and twenty-five prisners. The British force detached after .aasbroek came in oontact with his jmmands at nightfall. The burghers ere scattered and Welsh yeomanry alloped among the retreating Boers, 3ing their revolvers and butt ends of ifles with great effect. TRUSTEES APPOINTED. ieorgia's Governor Names Men Who Will Have Charge of Soldiers' Home. Governor Candler, of Georgia, has ^pointed the board of trustees of the i->no mom hor k/iUlUI D UAUiiug vuv; amvm ! the board for each congressional istrict in the state. In selecting the trustees, on whom le welfare of the Soldiers' Home will rgely depend, the governor has apointed men of high standing and caacity. The board is to serve for a irm of five years, and the members ill receive no compensation. Since the passage of the bill a large umber of names of prominent vetrans in each district have been premted to the governor as men fit for le office of trustee, and a great xiouat of interest has been felt over le state in the eleven names the gov nor would select. The order just sued in which the full board is amed is as follows: "State of Georgia, Executive Office, tlanta, Dec. 21, 1900?By authority ! an act of the general assembly, entied an act, to provide for the acjptance by the state of Georgia of the roperty known as the 'Confederate oldiers' Home of Georgia,' approved Dproved December 19, 1900, it is orered that the following named perms be and they are hereby appointed lembers of the board of trustees of lid Soldiers' Home for the term of ve years from this date, to-wit: "Hon. J. H. Estill, of the first con essional district; Hon. John Triptt, of the second district; Hon. J. H. iartin, of the third district; Hon. S. r. Harris, of the fourth district; Hon. \ L. Calhoun, of the fifth district; on. C. M. Wiley, >of the sixth disict; Hon. C. D. Phillips, of the iventh district; Hon. W. F. Jenkins, the eighth district; Hon. H. W. ell, of the ninth district; Hon. J. B. amming, of the tenth district, and on. A. M. Knight, of the eleventh striot.- A. D. Candler, Governor. Cleveland In Favor of Free Ships. The North American quotes exresident Grover Cleveland as saying an interview: "In regard to the oposed ship subsidy, I would refer >u to my speech at the launching of e St. Louis. I then said something favor free ships. I have not langed my opinions." AMERICANS ARK OUSTED. esident Ca?tto, of Venezuela, Seizes Their Property. Advices from Caracas state that resident Castro has issued a decree mouncing that the New York and srmmdez concessions entitling the mpany to mine ail the asphalt in e state of Bermudez for twenty-five ars is annulled, and that the titles the asphalt mines issued in 1888 e invalid. The decree will deprive the company its rights and properties. Presiint Castro recognizes two titles, aich cover a large portion of the mpany's asphalt lake, and which are granted to native officials. APPROYED BY COURT. mng Woman Wreaked a Terrible Vengeance on Her Betrayer. The most remarkable criminal case er tried in a Massachusetts superior urt iu many years, and which oused intense iuterest in the faslinable back district, was ended at 3ston Thursday, when Judge Bond obationed Marion Rogan, who had inded for life Dr. Frank L. Taylor, dentist, by throwing vitriol in his ce in revenge for betrayal. AMBUSHED BY FILIPINOS. etachment of Third Infantry Surprised ' and Two Members Killed. A Manila special of Tuesday says: A itachmentef the Third United States fantry was ambushed Saturday near alolos. The Ladrones fired a volley at e Americans, killing two privates of impany F and wounding three. The surgents escaped into a swamp. Numerous insurgent bands have sen dispersed and considerable quan;ien of stores destroyed in the pro* noe of Bulacan by General Grant's onnted wonts, ARGUED BY GRIGGS! i I Attorney General on Status of * Onr New Possessions. COURT ASKS DIRECT QUESTIONS Relation of Porto Rico and Philippines to United States Is Discussed at Length. A Washington special says: The United States supreme court was again crowded to its full capacity Wednesday to hear the concluding arguments in the cases involving the status of Porto Rico and the Philippines. Attorney General Griggs concluded the presentation of the government's case, elaborating the points he enunciated Tuesday. One of these was the distinction between organized territories and unorganized territory under the jurisdiction of the United States. Justice Brewer had asked the attorney general to make clear his views on this distinction. Mr. Griggs took up territory after territory, showing in each case that it came under the operation of the laws of the United States by the act of congress specifically extending the laws to the territory and not ex proprio vigore. He said that while Rhode Island and South Carolina stood outside of the union they were treated as foreign states, and when they ultimately assented to the union congress passed a law extending the revenue laws to them. In the case of Louisiana, the attorney general pointed out that all the declarations of Jefferson were to the /** . .n i 1 , 1 il enect tnai in oraer to come unaer tne operation of the laws of the United States; those laws must be explicitly extended to new acquisitions. JeffeFson selected certain acts to be immediately extended and others to be extended from time to time as might be found practicable. 1 The attorney general directed atten- j * tion in the instance of the acquisition ! of Florida to the fact that three Amer- j ican statesmen?Monroe, John Quincy i Adams and Andrew Jackson?fiach of ! whom was elected president of the j United States, united in delaring offi- : cially that the constitution did not j apply of its own force to territory new- | ly acquired by this nation by virtue of | the act of acquisition, but that such | extension must be accomplished by the action of congress. Mr. Griggs also specified the territorial organization of Oregon, Missouri, Montana and Wyoming, in each case showing that congress specifically extended the laws to these territories. Finally, as to the extension of laws to the territories, Mr. Griggs said that by act of congress in 1874 congress had expressly extended the constitution and federal laws to the "organized territories," and to every teiritory "hereafter organized." Bnt the act went no ! further than "organized territories," j and could not be interpreted to mean ! that expanse of country entirely unor- ' ganized. Justice Brewer asked if the attorney general held that as congress extended the constitution and laws to the organized territories congress also could take them away from the territories. Mr. Griggs answered that this was j a most serious question, but he j thought it safe to say that when the [ laws were once extended to territories ; an inviolable oontract was created and ! could not be broken. Justice Harlan asked the attorney j general to state later on to what extent congress could impose a tariff to I be collected against goods coming from j New Mexico, Arizona and Alaska. Justice Brewer also reminded Mr. Griggs that Oklahoma was not in- j eluded in the treaty taking in the Louisiana and Mexican territory, and j was an apparent exception to the rules ; stated by the attorney general. Justice White asked the attorney I general if he claimed that congress could so exempt territories from the i laws as to give them privileges not en- j joyed by the states. Mr. Griggs re- j sponded that ho did so ciaim, that in j fact the territories had been for years exempted from internal revenue and direct taxes. METHODISTS AT TALLAPOOSA. Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, North, In Session. Thj opening service of the North Georgia annual conference of th* Methodist Episcopal church north, was held in the Methodist Episcopal church in Tallapoosa Wednesday. ; Services were conducted by Rev. W. j A. Spencer, chief secretary of the ; church extension society. The conference was presided over by Bishop Finde, of Detroit, Mich. Jeffries and Rnhlin Sign Agreement. James J. Jeffries and Gus Ruhlin i have signed articles of agreement to j box twenty rounds at Cincinnati February 15th. ESTERHAZY A PAUPER. Major Who Fijjnred In the Dreyfus Cose Penniless and Hungry. A dispatch from Paris says: Major j Count Ferdinand Walsing Esterhp.zy, i who figured so prominently in the 1 Dreyfns case, has sunk into ntter j misery, and writes home from London 1 tb n f Ka i a noiimlncc? lioa n nt ontnn f/~\y ! I 11 n L UO 10 ^tUUllLO^j uc?o UUt COICU i Ui j two days, has no clothes and is com- j pelled to warm himself by entering churches and museums. ZINC DEPOSITS ARE FOUND. j Shafts Are To Be Sunk and Work Began at Once Near Knoxville, Tenn. Another extensive deposit of zinc has beed found near Knoxville, Tenn., on the farm of Captain Frank M. j Smith. A company has leased the j property. Shafts will be sunk 300 feet. The ore is said to be richer than any found I in the Joplin, Mo., district. George Currans, of Mattoona, 111., has leased extensive zinc properties at New Market, Tenn., and will develop it without delay. ' j ABDUCTORS GET PAV | Millionaire Gives Up $25,000 For Return of Kidnapped Boy. SCHEME A BRILLIANT SUCCESS; On Receiving the Money, Abduc- , tors Kept Faith By Safely De- | Iivering the Youngster. A special from Omaha, Neb., says: j Twenty-five thousand dollars in gold j was the price paid by Edward A. Cudahy, the millionaire packer, for the re- j turn of his son, Edward Cudahy, Jr., j who was abducted by a gang of kid- j nappers Tuesday night. Thursday about noon, several hours after a letter had been left at the front word of AVm f!n/1oKr rooirtanpo onntVior JUV* ?. '"V- ? ? missive was delivered to Mr. Cndahy at his residence. It came through the mails and contained a proposition to return the boy safe and unharmed, i provided the sum of $25,000 was paid j that night. In the letter were full directions as j to where the money was to be left and the assurance was given that the miss ing boy would be allowed to return within a few hours after the cash was ; paid. A consultation was held and the : plans were discussed for capturing the , bandits when they should make their j appearance at the rendezvous that had j been designated, bnt one after another j they were dropped as being impracticable. Finally, impelled by the strain under which the entire household was laboring, Mr. Cudahy decided to com- j ply with the terms offered and ransom j his son. The money was secured by a trust- 1 ed messenger, who was sworn to se-1 crecy, and was brought to the Cudahy ; house. After dinner Mr. Cudahy had j one of his horses harnessed to a light j buggy, and taking the money with : him left for the designated place at which it had been stipulated the money : was to be left. In the buggy he carried a red lan- j tern and was alone. Leaving the house he drove five five miles west of town on the Sherman avenue road until he came to a white lantern that was hanging on a short stick by the side of the road. This was the place where he was to leave the boy's ransom, and alighting from his buggy he deposited j the sack close by the stick bearing the j white light. Then, without seeing any one, he returned to his home. In the meantime the abductors of j the boy had seen the red light coming : up the road, and as soon as the buggy had disappeared in the direction from which it had come, they took the money and prepared to keep faith with the father of the boy. The lad was bundled into a hack and set down close by his father's house about 1 o'clock Friday morn- , ing. Having been blindfolded all the time, the boy was unable to say where he had been, but as nearly as he could estimate by the few observations he '' was able to make, he thought he had been taken about five miles south of South Omaha. Notwithstanding the entire police: and detective force of the city, several Pinkertons from Chicago and half a * O ii/3 r? attt ti rv? iiuuuicu vx iui? vuuauj o uwa IUCU searched diligently for a clew looking to the capture of the outlaws, ever since the return of the young man, nothing was developed to give the least idea of the identity of the men who perpetrated the crime. Young Cudahy said that he was seized on the street by two men, who told him he was a fugitive from the reform school and that they were deputy sheriffs from another county, j They placed him in a closed carriage, j threw a cloth over his head and gagged ' him. They then took him, according to his judgment to a lonely house in South Omaha, where ho was chained to the floor and kept a prisoner until he was put into a hack and returned to his home. While a prisoner he was guarded by two men and provided ( with food. Young Cudahy says there were six of j the men, but that all wore masks I whenever in his presence, and that the . only one he would attempt to identify was one who kept guard over him during his incarceration in the lonely building in which he was held. He , thinks he could recognize this man's j voice, as it differed much from that of ! any of the others. That the bandits' 1 plans had been carefully laid cannot j ' be doubted. They had evidently appointed as a place of meeting Mr. Cudahy a point near the river bank in or- | 1 _ x. a v _1 i _ . _ v _ _ i * uer mac tney migm escape in a ooai : should officers attempt their capture. ' Savannah Gets Mate Fair. i The executive committee of the Georgia State Agricultural Society held a meeting in Macon Thursday and 1 decided to hold the state fair at Savan- ! i Dab, which offered $1,000 to pay off 1 Atlanta judgments. ^ JACKSONVILLE'S TELEPHONES. Ground Purchased For a Handsome ' Building; For 11 end quarters A Jacksonville, Fla., special says: W. T. Gentry, superintendent of the : Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, with headquarters * in Atlanta, purchased the Houston property, on West Forsyth street, for ] a handsome three-story fireproof build ing, exclusive for telephone purposes. 1 "Work on the building will begin with- * in fifteen days. 1 KILLED SISTER BY ACCIDENT. .1 Pistol Fell From Mantel Board and Bullet Pierced Little Girl's Brain. News has just been received of a 5 shocking tragedy in the little city of 1 Cave Spring, Ga. Frank Hancock, eighteen years old, accidentally killed ] his ten-year-old sister. The young < man was attempting to place his pistol 1 on the mantel board and the weapon was in some manner discharged. The * little girl was standing near, and the * bullet passed through her head, causi < iog ioetaat death, < MAllib Ur rLUKIl'A UMIll\ 5upervisor Rogers Sends In an Interesting Annual Report to the Governor. Captain J. R. Sogers, supervisor of Florida's state convicts,.has sent his annual report to the governor. The office of supervisor svas created only one year ago and in vipw of the fact that the convict question is to be the leading problem before the incoming legislature, the report is of especial interest. There are in the state at the present time 778 convicts, of which number 102 are white males, 2 white females, 651 colored males and 23 colored females. There is no state prison in Florida, and all of the convicts are leased to one lessee and by him sub-leased to the phosphate miners and naval stores manufacturers. There are a total of thirteen camps in the state, seven in the phosphate mines and six in the turpentine forests. During the year ending December 1st there were 18 deaths, 25 escapes, eleven of whom were recaptured and punishment inflicted 609 times, of which record was kept according to law. Punishment is by means of a leather strap, two inches wide and twenty inches long and the law prescribes that there shall not be over fifteen lashes at one time. Punishment is inflicted for card playing, gambling, disobedience of orders or using obscene language. There have been numerous rumors of heartless cruelty in the camps, one convict reporting, it is alleged, that he had received 100 lashe-1, etc., but there is no doubt that the entire system has been greatly improved since the office of supervisor was created. The system as it exists is the predominant issue in Florida and the legislature will be asked to make a change. The convicts only net the state now 21,000, when it is recognised by leasing them direct they would net not looc fVton nnn nno fit a r?rr?r\. ?v-cu vuua vvv? v u v vi vuv 1 ositions is to apportion them out to the forty-five counties to work public roads. The most popular proposition, however, is to build a state prison, centrally located, where women and youths can be suitably employed, and to lease the male convicts in blocks of fifty, without restrictions as to the special branch of labor; the money from the lease contracts to be then apportioned to the several counties for county roads to be made and repaired by free labor. This proposition, it is believed, will unite all the issues. COSTLY BLAZE IN COLUMBIA. South Carolina's Capital City Suffers Aggregate Lots of 8100,000. , Columbia, South Carolina's capital, was visited by a destructive fire Wednesday night. In the aggregate of losses the city suffered as she has not done since the city was burnt by Sherman's army. The chief loss is the destruction of Hotel Jerome, one of the newest and best hostelries in the city. Other buildings burned were the carriage factory of Vandy Myers, the Jerome King Racket store, Captain Carroll's barber shop, J. M. Van Metre and J. A. Piatt, groceries; Carolina hall, owned by Mrs. M. Lyles; Long's livery stable building, owned by William Mays. The loss on the hotel and fnrnitnre was about $60,000; insurance, $20,000, King Racket store $6,000, insurance $4,700; J. A. Piatt $8,000, insurance $4,000; Carolina hall $5,000, covered; factory building $4,000, no insnrance; stable bnilding ?3,000, no insurance. CONGRESS TACKLES ROADS. Bill Passed To Compel One of Them To Build 81,500.000 Station. A Washington dispatch says: The house Wednesday, at the end of a spirited contest extending over two days, passed bills to compel the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio railroads to abolish grade crossings, to alter their routes into the city and to change their terminal facilities. An amendment was placed upon the Pennsylvania bill to require the road to build a new station to cost not less than SI,500,000. The Baltimore and Ohio bill appropriated $1,500,000 outright for the road in consideration of the changes it would be compelled to make. MAY EFFECT SETTLEMENT. Printer*' President In Birmingham, Ala., to Take Charge of Strike. Jamea M. Lynch, president of the International Typographical Union, irrived in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday night to take charge of the strike aow on between several of the leading job offices of the city and the local mion. It is thought by those interested that he will be able to effect a settlement. Prize Fight Permits Revoked. Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, has revoked all permits for prize fights issued prior to the passage of the anti 3gut ordinance ny tne city council a vee kago. TWO BROTHEKS SHOT. Both Mortally Wounded By Officers Deputized to Arrest Thesn. Frank Huffines and his brother were shot and mortally wounded at the i 1 iome of their father near Oak Ridge, j 1 Hruilford county, N. C., about 6 o'clock | ' Wednesday morning. The shooting j ' .vas done by Deputy Sheriffs J. W. ! 1 Vfooney and J. W. Waller, of Kenners- ! rille. They were deputized to arrest ! 1 he brothers ou warrants charging * h?m with participation in a robbery. 1 STRIKE DECLARED OFF. Telegraph Operator* On Santa Fe System ' Give Up the Fight. A special from Houston, Texas, ! :ajs: The strike of the telegraph ope* j J ators on the Gnlf, Colorado and Sauta Fe was called off Friday night. It is j 31-esumed that there will be issued at ( jnce an order calling off the strike on < ill branches of the Atchison system. I rhe strike was inaugurated in Texas ' ifteen days ago. No concessions were ] isked by the men or offered by the ' jompany as a preliminary to calling [ >fftbe strike, I LAIK Of KlUPiAFPtKS % Is Located By Officers After aa Extended Search. HOUSE IDENTIFIED BY CUDABY No Evidence lias 5o Far Been Secured as to Identity of the Bold Outlaws. A special of Friday from Omaha* Neb., says: The result of 24 hours' work on the part of the police of the % city and half a hundred detectives has * t-x i __v l n. . i i: Drougai 10 ngu. me lucauoa ui wo honee iu which Edward Cudaby, Jr., was held prisoner for nearly two days, aDd from which he was returned to his home at a late honr Wednesday night The house is located four miles from the city, and in a place of easy access, but so situated as to allow the desperadoes ample opportunity to lay and carry out their plans without molestation from inquiring neighbors. Within easy communication with rail and wagon roads, leading in and out of Omaha and South Omaha, and on a high knoll, where sentinels conld give immediate alarm in case of necessity, the one and a half story shack had been admirably chosen by the bandits^ No doubt exists iu the minds of the police as to the identity of the place. Yonug Cudaby himself was taken to the house and identified many features which he had recognized while a blindfolded prisoner. The testimony of the neighbors also is of a nature that leads every one to believe they have found the retreat of the abductors. Evidences show that they made a hurried departure when their night's work was complete. Beyond locating the house in which the men were located prior to the kidcaping, the police have made no" progress looking to a capture of any of the outlaws. Friday afternoon an official of the Omaha National bank ^ ~ ^ Pn/lflhw'fl ofnfnmATit uuuiirmcu iui* vuuauj 0 W?HWM?V??V that he had withdrawn from that institution the $25,000 in gold, with which the latter states he paid the ransom to secure the return of his son. Miss Maud Munshaw, who lives with her parents at 3404 Grover street, first saw one of the occupants of the house about ten days ago, when he came to her home and asked ' if she knew whether or not the house that was vacant above on the hillside was rented. She did not know. The next day he returned and told her when he met her in the yard that he had rented the house from Schneiderwing, the owner. He said that another man had rented it and paid f 1 down for it, but had not taken it This man Miss Munshaw describes as being ? about forty-five years of age, black || hair and moustache, sprinkled with H gray. Tuesday evening, just after ^ dark, a'spring wagon drove up to the house and two or three men got out Wednesday morning a pony-was hitched in front of the house, but the spring wagon and the horse were gone. GUNS WERE FREELY USED. Prominent Florida Citizens Engage la Deadly Four-Cornered Fight. A serious shooting affray took place at Sopchoppy, Wakula county, Fla., late on Thursday afternoon. State Senator William C. Rouse and Edgar Nims, a farmer, got into a dispute with Frank Walker, turpentine dealer, about a business settlement. The lie was passed and curses and blows exchanged between Walker and Bouse. Walker drew a pistol and shot Bouse in the abdomen, wherenpon Nims quickly struck Walker with brass knacks, knocking him oyer. Walker recovered immediately and shot Nims through the heart, killing him instantly. The parties are all prominent white men. Senator Bouse, who was dan* geronsly wounded, represented Franklin, Liberty and Wakulla county in * the Florida senate. Walker has been arrested and charged with murder by the coroner's jury. Senate Adjourns For Holidays. A Washington dispatch says: The senate met Friday and immediately adjourned until January 3,1901. appeaTfor help Made By Storm Victims In Little Town of LaGrangr, Tennessee. The people of LsGrange, Tens., have sent out an appeal for help. They say that all the business portion and nearly all the residence portion of the town are in ruins and many of the inhabitants are left utterly destitute. They ask that contributions be sent to W. F. Hancock, mayor of the town. Safe Craekers at Work. Professional cracksmen burglarized the Farmers' bank at Orland, O. T., . Wednesday night, and secured more *hau $5,000. The robbers blew the safe open with nitroglycerine. TRUST COMPANY ORGANIZED. First Ever Chartered In State of Georgia Urder the Aot of 1898. The first trust company to be chartered by the state of Georgia undsr the act of 1898 providing for the nrganisation of trust companies, was chartered by Secretary of State Cook it Atlanta Wednesday. The new trost company is to be known as the Eqnitlble Trust Company with headquarx-rs at Augusta and with a capital stock of $50,000. RULES WERE SUSPENDED. tfnu<e -Advantage Thereof and Pa#-es Many Bill*. Under suspension of the rules the aouse Monday passed bills to divide Kentucky and West Virginia into two udicial districts, to create another iistrict judge in the northern district Df Ohio; to refer to the secretary of the interior for investigation the claim the state of Texas for moneys expended on public improvements in [ * Sreer county before the decision of the mpreme court placed it within thf jurisdiction of Oklahoma.