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COVERS DIXIE -t LJIKE THE DEW f- VOL. VIII. EXCUSE OF JUROR IS UP TO JUDGE IK COOPER CASE £ Third Letter Is Received From Wife of Juror Whitworth Withdrawing Demand That Husband Be Excused. SAID SHE WAS ALARMED AFTER SHE HAD READ PHYSICIAN WAS CALLED Recess is Granted in Order That At toraey* On Both Sides Might jjc* amine Letter —Differs Materially from Other Letters About Man- (By Associate Brom.) NASHVILLE. Tenn., Feb. L—With dep uties tummoninx a new venire of 600 to complete the jury that will try Colonel Duncan Cooper. Robin Cooper and John D. Sharp for the murder of Former Sen ator Carmack. Judge Hart today consid ered the request that Juror J. M Whit worth be disqualified because of ill health. The court, when the proceedings open*, announced that he had another letter, the third, from the wife of Juror Whit worth. Thia differed materially from the initial message that caused the Institu tion of the present proceedings, Mrs. Whitworth withdrawing her demand that her husband be excused. She explained that she was •unnecessa rily alarmed" by reading that a physi cian had been called to attend a juror and that "without investigating.” she had written the original letter asking for his discharge. A recess was granted In order that the attorneys on botn sides might examine the letter. Attorney Garner, for the state, opened the argument after the conference. He said that some then unknown party call ed up a friend of Juror Whitworth, named Nleoll. and asked how Juror Whitworth stood on the Cooper case. "This man.” he went on, ’then called on Nleoll and two other friends of the ju ror and what he aatd to them aroused a fear in their hearts that Whitworth would get into trouble if he were left on the jury. Then, and not until then, did the friends of the juror attempt to secure Whitworth's release The questions they put tp Mrs. Whitworth frightened her and she then selected the physi cian's certificate as the easiest way out . of the danger. k__. Opposes Juror's Release J "Mrs. Whitworth then went to the fam ily physician apd said she wanted a good strong certificate to get him off the jury. Mm Whitworth did not fear that her husband would suffer from dis ease. but she did fear that his life was » in danger from some mysterious source, should he serve honestly on the jury. "We don't know who prompted these methods, or who put them Into effect, but we oppose the release of Juror Whit worth unless he be proved legally In competent.” General Washington replied for the de fense. claiming that the physician's cer tificates and the testimony of Dr. Sul livan were under oath, while Attorney Gamer's statements and Mrs Whit worth's letters were not. He said that If Whitworth be a victim of Bright s dis ease. he should be excused. The court interrupted to remark that there seemed to be no issue between state and defense, that both agree to excuse the juror if he be 111 and that the only point to be decided is whether or not he is a sick man. Three Physicians Summoned The state next announced that It had secured the presence of three physicians, one of them a pathologist, and asked that they be ordered to examine the juror. The court asked the defense If it had any ob jection. Judge Anderson said: "This is not the defense's fight, and It does ribt want to take part. However, we have had two reputable physicians. I suggest that the court send for Dr. Brower and hear him. Then, If the court Is not satis fied. to call other doctors would be in order.” The court announced that Dr. Brower as a family physician, would be better able to kettle the point tn dispute, and he would prefer to have this physician's tes timony first and learn whether or not an other examination might endanger Mr. Whitworth's health. 4 "I will Issue an tnstanter subpena for Dr. Brower and hear him at 1:30 p. m.. to which time I will adjourn court.” con cluded Judge Hart. Dr. Brower Called When court opened after the neon recess. Dr. Brower was called. Before be could be examined Attorney Gen eral jlcCarn asked permission to make a statement. 'The state has come to the conclu sion that the defense over there,” point ing to the Cooper attorneys, "has In stigated this fight to get rid of the * juror Whitworth. And they tried to have it done by intimating that he might get into trouble over his an swers on examination as a juror and suggested thia illness as a ruse. Now. this casts a suspicion on Mr. Whitworth wnlch we resent and we wish to have this phase Investigated.” This pttase is not before the court kxei. We will hear Dr. Brower.” The Doctor’s Statement F The court explianed to Dr. Brower what had been stated. The doctor said: “Mr. Whitworth had an acute attack of nephritis two months or more ago. caused by the trauma of a kidney stone. I would not say he had Bright's disease, because Bright's dieeaee is a general term Covering several kidney diseases. These symptoms are likely to return at any time or they may never return. If they re- Uim. then the juror would, undoubted- V, be unfitted for service. The irritating sources might be violent exercise, excite ment or excesses.” "Would you consider that sitting on a jury would cause him to have the troub leffi ' • No sir, he's Hable to nave it any time under any condition.” Rural Carriers Named associated LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Feb. 1.-The plant of the Louisville Fire Brick company, covering ten acres st Highland Park, a suburb, was damaged to the extent of «375,000 by fire today. UHania Sternal CHARGES OF RAINEY DENIED BYJBADLIA PRESIDENT OF PANAMA ISSUES STATEMENT DECLARING THAT HE HAD IMPLICATED TAFT, CROMWELL OR FARNHAM. (.By Associated Frees.) PANAMA. Feb. I.—The charges made in the American congress recently by Representative Henry T. Rainey, of Illi nois. against Domingo de Obadlla, presi dent of Panama, and others, have brought out denials from the president and sixteen members of the national as sembly. The assemblymen have signed a state ment asserting that they were present at a meeting in the president's office where the contract for the exploitation of the timber Industry along the Atlantic coast of Panama was discussed, and that during the meeting neither President Obaldia nor any one else said or implied that Charles P. Taft, William Nelson Cromwell or Richard L. Farnham had any direct or indirect participation in the business. Among those signing the state ments are Dr. Pablo Arosemena, Julio Febregar and other prominent opposition leaders of the assembly. Concerning some of the charges. Pres ident Obaldia has given out the following statement for publication: . "My attitude while In the Colombian congress of 1903 and my entire public life are beyond the reach of slanderers. The Amador-Arias government was not over thrown. but after the expiration of its constitutional term It was defeated in a free election. “At the meeting in my office neither Mr. Ehrman nor any outsiders was pres ent. and no mention was made of Charles P Taft, William Nelson Cromwell or pt-bn rd L. Farnham. The railway pro jjosa' waa presented to the assemble by a Mr. Ward and was rejected. The as sembly then enacted a law authorising the construction of a railway with na tional funds, to become national prop erty. Mr. Ehrman's timber contract also was rejected by. the assembly, where a bill is now being discussed regulating the foreign exploitation on the Atlantic coast between the river Concepclone and Costa Rica. Including the entire Chagres val ley.” President Obaldia has discharged a local government employe who published a pamphlet criticising William Nelson Cromwell and President Roosevelt. PLANS TO PREVENT THREATS BY LETTER Congressman Gabbett, of Tennessee, Wants Ban Put Upon Threaten ing Letters in the Mails By Ralph Smith (Special’Dispatch to The Journal.) ■WASHINGTON, Feb. L-Repreeenta tive Garrett of Tennessee is contemplat ing introducing a bill prohibiting the mndtng of threatening letters through the mails. His attention was directed to the sub ject by the reception of one or more such letters by Judge Jones, who presid ed at the night rider trials In Tennessee. Investigation at the postofflee department revealed the fact that while It is a vio lation of law to send letters inciting to murder, arson, etc., it is not crimin al to make threats of such crimes. The pestoffice appropriation bill of 1907 contained a provision extending the defini tion of the word "Indecent” so as to make It include letters of the character mentioned. The object of this amend ment was to prevent the dissemination of anarchist literature through the mails. But it is not criminal to send a threaten ing letter, and the object of the bill which Mr. Garrett will probably introduce will be to make the law include letters which theraten the commission of murder and other crimes. Chairman Overstreet, of the committee on postoffices, says he will call a meeting of his committee at any time to consider such a bill and indicated that he was disposed to favor a measure of that character. CRUM NOMINATION POSTPONED AGAIN Senate Closed its Doors To Discuss Matter But Tillman Got Action Delayed Until Tuesday (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. Feb. 1.-The senate went into executiqve session at 1 o'clock today to consider the nomination of Wil liam B. Crum for reappointment as col lector of customs at Charleston, S. C. The Democrats opposed closing the doors, but a motion of Senator Frye, chairman of the committee on commerce, prevailed by a vote of 33 to 18. Crum was confirmed a year ago, after a fight extending over three sessions, but Is again opposed by Senator Tillman, whe is supported by his Democratic col leagues. It Is said that President-elect Taft desires to have the nomination dis posed of so as not to involve his admin istration at its beginning in a fight with the senate over an appointment. After the doors were closed and the Crum ease laid before the senate, Mr. Tilhnan askvd that consideration be allow ed to go over until tomorrow. His request was granted and the legislative session was then resumed. SIX FIRES VISIT VALDOSTA SUNDAY VALDOSTA. Ga.. Feb. I.—Six fires, de stroying eleven buildings, and causing a loss of 320.000, were fought by firemen here Sunday in freezing weather. Three of the fires were going at once. The residence of Mrs. L. M. Blitch was burned with a loss of 36.000. Seven houses were ignited in another section of the city as the firemen were at work on this blaze, and caused a loss of 311,000. Anoth er building owned by Ousley & Co., was gutted, with a loss of 31,200. Defective flues, used for the first time in many months, were responsible for the fires. The homes of Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Boer ing and of three Syrian merchants, with the homes of Mrs. Blitch. B. Pearlmat. and R. G. Starke, were destroyed. Brick Plant Burns WASHINGTON, Feb. I.—Georgia rural carriers appointed: Danville, George F. Johnston, carrier. John M. Johnston, sub., route 2, Groveland. Herod T. Lane, car rier. Alfred H. Moody, sub.; route 1. Groveland. Robbie W. Lee, carrier, Jim M. Lee. sub.; route 2, Jefferson. Arthur H. Me Rees, carrier, W. J. Me Rees, sub.; route 7, Swainsboro. James A. Ivins, car • iler. Eral L Scruggs, sub., route 6. ATLANTA. GEORGIA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1909. SECRET SERVICE IN IRE SPOTLIGHT AGAINIILSENATE Arizona Man Reaches Wash ington Claiming He Will Prove Agents are Guilty of Perjury. SINCE HIS ARRIVAL ROOM WAS ENTERED AND PAPERS STOLEN Brief Prepared at Instance of Sena tor Tillman Strangely Missing. Senate Committee is Appealed To. By Ralph Smith (Special Dispatch to The Journal.) WASHNIGTON, Feb. I.—Fortified with facts which he claims will establish that secret service agents have been guilty of perjury L. S. Williams, of Williams, Arizona, who is in Washington to give information to the senate investigation committee, claims that his room at a local hotel was entered Sunday night and a brief, outlining his case, stolen. The brief, he states, had been prepar ed at the Inatance of Senator Tillman and he charges that It was taken In or der to ascertain the purpose of his. pres ence in Washington. Williams has called upon members of the senate committee, and verbally outlined his charges against the secret service. He has agreed to submit for their con sideration a written statement. Williams Is the private secretary of E. B. Perrin, a millionaire sheep and land owner of Arixona, who was tried in 1907 and convicted of conspiracy to defraud the government of a twelve thousand acre tract of land. Williams claims that the conviction was claimed through subornation of per jury by the secret service, and states that he has a signed confession which substantiates his assertion. NINE FIRE CALLS ANSWERED MONDAY Chief Cumming’s Men Were Busy All Day Monday Putting Out Blaze in Many Parts of City The fire Imp continued his activity In Atlanta Monday. After responding to thirteen alarms Saturday and fourteen Sunday, the department started on con tinual runs again Monday morning and up to 2 o’clock or shortly after had visited nine different blazes. Chief Cummings most of these to the fact that during the ex tremely cold spell people are building unusually large fires. He advises ex ceptional vigilance on the part of house keepers. Shortly after the noon hour Monday three fires were raging almost simul taneously In different quarters of the city. Five negro houses were burning In Pittsburg, one large dwelling on South Pryor street and another resi dence on Lee street in West End. With the exception of the Pittsburg blaze, however, which was beyond the city limits, no considerable loss of property was suffered, though the residence of Ovid Stewart In West End was rather oadly damaged. A list of the fires that occurred Monday follows: 12:28 a. m., a negro house In the rear of 250 West Mitchell street, roof burnt off. 6:66 a. m., Mrs. G. A. Howell’s home, 30 Lawn street, small damage. 7:55 a. m., R. L. Lumpson’s home, 305 Crew street, small damage. 9:07 a. m., home of T. H. Bloodworth, 8 Corput street, damage small. 12:25 a. m., five negro houses burned in Pittsburg. 1:02 p. m., home of R. A. Henderson, 100 South Pryor street, roof damaged. 1:08 p. m., home of Ovid Stewart, 144 Lee street, roof badly damaged. At 2 o'clock the department was called out once more, to the residence of Oscar H. Ball, a traveling salesman, at 90 Rich ardson street, where a fire had started In the kitchen and slightly damaged that part of the nouse before It could be ex tinguished. Three companies responded to the call at this fire. MRS. ARMOR URGES MARCH ON CAPITOL Georgia Prohibition Leader Says if Liquor Traffic Continues People Should Tear Capitol To Pieces I By Ralph Smith (Special Dispatch to Ths Journal.) WASHINGTON. Feb. I.—Mrs. Mary Harris Armor, the Georgia prohibition leader, concluded a series of meetings in Washington at the National theatre last night, when she addressed a large crowd of earnest followers. A collection netted FOO. She went to Baltimore today, where sho will engage actively In a prohibition cam paign. "If the liquor traffic continues in the District of Columbia," said Mrs. Armor, “I hope to see the time when the prohibi tionists will march on the capitol and tear It to pieces, even as the bastile of France was torn to pieces.” GEORGIA DELEGATION WANTS LAW REPEALED House Will Have Opportunity To Vote To Repeal Federal Bank ruptcy Law By Ralph Smith WASHINGTON, Feb. I.—The committee on judiciary of the house has favorably reported several important amendments to the federal bankruptcy law, with the proviso that the house shall be given an opportunity to vote on the repeal of the law. Every member of the Georgia dele gation Is'said to favor heartily the re peal of the law. The amendment reported by the com mittee weie prepared by the Credit Men’s Association of the United States and will, it is said, materially perfect the law, In the event It continues In force. They pur pose to prohibit abuses of the law, and make it serve only the purpose for which It was Intended. / BEASTLY x f Z'BR.-R-Rr'RR'R / | UNSEASONABLE \ £ / D/NQ IT ? I THOUGHT! ( weather! THE this was the sunny ///> CROP WILL- SOUTH BAH.’ - A/O THINQ J XZ BE RUINED? EVERYBODY b ~ CQAL A nO ( ) —.l VJILL GE.T SICK. I UST f PLUMBGRS' BILLS ANP/ WISH IT WOULP j - / x -TORN AS cout> \ Cpt-o r - i \ \ A rs \ \ XlaN’ SAKes X ° \ / - /pat wcpnc* X ' stsaiL %£■. aV ; PAYS X \ Ago Jh/ To-pav! r TWAS EVER THUS! DR. WHITE WILL Sffl IN ATLANTA MEMBERS OF HIS CONGREGA- TION BELIEVE HE WILL DE- CLINE CALL TO JOHN D. ROCK EFELLER’S CHURCH. Definite information kaa been received from Cleveland, 0., annminclng that Dr. John E. White has received an urgent call to the pastorate of the Euclid Ave nue Baptist church of that city, the church of which John D. Rockefeller is a member. It is not believed, however, that he will accept. In fact, the leading members of his congregation state positively that he will remain in Atlanta to continue the progressive work which has continually marked his service at the Second Baptist church. Those who are closest to him declare that he will not give the Cleveland offer consideration. A few weeks ago Dr. White was called to the leading Baptist church of Lynch burg, Va. Immediately his congregation set about to retain him. Not only his own people, but citizens at large brought to bear such a strong appeal that he declined that call. It was then that he made up his mind to stick to Atlanta for at least some years to come. The call to the Euclid Avenue church in Cleveland is a rare tribute. It is one of the wealthiest and most influential charges in the north. John D. Rockefel ler is a warm admirer of Dr. White agd it was his particular wish that the Atlan ta pastor be secured. Dr. White has served the Second Baptist church here for nine years. During that time he has built up the congregation and played a conspicuous part in the con structive enterprises of the city. The knowledge that he is to remain here will be gratifying to the city at large as well as to his Immediate church membership. He will return Tuesday evening after a stay of several days in Cleveland, Balti more and Pittsburg, where he has been speaking in the interests of the home mis sion movement. TOWN IN FLORIDA DESTROYED BY FIRE PENSACOLA, Fla., Feb. I.—Milton, a thriving town, 30 miles east of Pensacola, was practicaly wiped off the map by Are Sunday, the entire business section of about twenty stores being swept away, and a few of the residences. The estimated loss is between one hun dred and fifty and two hundred thousand dollars The fire originated in the heart of the business district and with a high north wind swept both sides of the streets clear of buildings. Among the buildings destroyed were both banks, the city hall, Waldorf hotel, Santa Rosa Star building, all livery sta bles and furniture stores. The building of the First National bank was the hand somest in the city, having just been com pleted at a cost -of thirty-five thousand dollars. The fire broke out just at day break from an unknown source, and soon got beyond the control of the volunteer fire department and citizens. Assistance was called fob from Pensacola, and an en gine with a company of firemen went out on a special tfain and stopped the fire, just as it had entered the residential sec tion. Another fire reported here today was at Carrabelle, further east of the city, where damage, estimated at forty thou sand dollars, was done. The hotel, three stores and a large quantity of lumber in the yards of the Franklin Lumber com pany were destroyed. FIRE AT LEBANON CAUSES SIOO,OOO LOSS LEBANON. Tenn.. Feb. I.—Fire on the south side of the public squaYe. at an early hour here Sunday morning, caused losses aggre gating SIOO,OOO with Insurance of $75,000. McDonald-Wooten-Lester Drug company, the George McClain Dry Goode company, the J. T. & R. P- McClain Dry Goods company. Alex McGlothlin, grocer; the Cash Dry Goods company, the C. B. Brown Furnishing com pany and the Royal Acrh Masonic lodge were among the losers. WOMAN IS KILLED BI MAYOR'S BROTHER GEORGE BUSSE, OF CHICAGO, WHILE WORKING WITH PIS- TOL, ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS WOMAN TO DEATH IN FLAT. (By Associated Prom.) CHICAGO. Fsb. L—While showing a maid how to use a revolver, George Bus se, a brother of Mayor Fred Busse, last night shot and accidentally killed Mrs. L. C. Tuckerman, wife es a fruit dealer at Melton, N. Y. The bullet struck. Mrs. Tuckerman in the heart and she died in stantly. The shooting occurred in the Walton apartment building, at 305 North Clark street. Mrs. Tuckerman was visiting her father, Brigadier General A. C. Gerard, retired, who occupies an apartment in the building. The bullet went through two windows and, crossing the areaway into the Ger ard apartment, pierced Mrs. Tuckerman’s heart. Mayor Busse was present at the shoot ing and as soon as he learned of the fatal consequence, notified the police. A minute afterward Mayor and his brother, George, entered the Gerard apartments to see whether the bullet had done any damage. They were horrified to find that Mrs. Tuckerman was dying of a bullet wound. Mayor Busse’s wife and mother tried to assist the wounded wo man, while the mayor summoned a phy sician But the woman died before the physician arrived. No arrests were made. General Gerard expressed himself as satisfied that the shooting was accidental. COLD WAVE KILLS CROPS IN FLORIDA (By Associated Press.) PENSACOLA, Fla., Feb. I.—That the early fruit and vegetable crops in this section of Florida have been practically ruined by the cold wave is almost a fore gone conclusion, for with temperatures far below freezing the trees and plants have been killed. The warm weather of the past few weeks caused fruit trees to bloom, and the early vegetable crops were flourishing. The cold here is more severe than since the freeze 10 years ago, and it is feared that it has extended into the orange belt of the south. ♦ GROUND HOG CAME ♦ ♦ OUT AND SAW SHADOW ♦ ♦ According to the custom to which ♦ ♦ that little rodent has ♦ ♦ from the time till the memory of ♦ ♦ man runneth not to the ♦ the ground-hog came out of his ♦ ♦ hole promptly at noon on Monday, ♦ and, having seen his shadow, as promptly sought his warm place ♦ again. ♦ ♦ It was a little too frigid for his ♦ ground-hogship, with the mercury ♦ about freezing, so how could he do ♦ anything else? For as every one ♦ knows, when the ground-hog comes -♦ ♦ out of his hole on the first day of ♦ February and sees his shadow, the ♦ ♦ winter Is not yet over. That was ♦ ♦- certainly the case on Monday. No one has ever doubted the In- ♦ fallibility of the ground-hog s ♦ prophecy, nbt since Colonel A. W. ♦ Greely, the noted explorer and ♦ ♦ weather bureau exert, first noticed ♦ ♦ a ground-hob bob up out of his ♦ ♦ hole on the first day of February. ♦ ♦ Well, it doesn’t matter whether the ♦ sun was shining or not when ♦ Greely saw the ground-hog. but, at ♦ ♦ any rate, the ground : hog prophe- ♦ ♦ sled the weather correctly for the ♦ ♦ remainedr of that winter, and since ♦ that time weather experts have ♦ placed implicit confidence in the ac- ♦ tion of the little rodent on the first ♦ ♦ day of February. ♦ It doesn’t matter whether you be- -♦ ♦ lieve the story about the ground hog or not, the backbone of the ♦ cold wave is broken, and it is get- -♦ ♦ ting warmer. . -♦ MURDERS HIS WIFE THEN ENOS OWN LIFE E. A. MIZE, FORMER ATLANTA MAN, KILB WIFE ON STREETS OF WILMINGTON AND COMMITS / SUICIDE. (*▼ Auociated Pro**.) - ■ CHARLOTTE, N. C„ Feb. 1.-Evfcently enraged because she would not return with him to Atlanta, or surrender their seventeen-months-old child, Edward A. Mize intercepted his young wife in a street in the fashionable residence sec tion of Wilmington, Sunday afternoon, and shot her twice, and then turning the pistol to his own head blew out his brains. Mrs. Mize died two hotfrs later at a hospital; Mize was dead before bystanders could reach him. The young woman, yet in her teens, was on her way to Sunday school, when her husband met her and began remon strating with her about their child. Pass ing small boys heard the quarrel, and a moment later three shots rang out. Both Fall to Sidewalk Both fell to the sidewalk gasping for breath, and being strangers, remained there for some time before their identity whs established. The young wife was married to Mize in Atlanta about two years ago, while she was at a business college there. The mar riage was kept a secret from the girl’s parents for several months, but finally the daughter wrote to her father and money was sent to bring both husband and wife to Wilmington, where it was thought profitable employment-might be found for Mize. He was employed for several weeks, but; lately had become dissatisfied and wanted to return to Atlanta. The fact that the wife would not return with him inspired the tragedy. Daughter of Carpenter Mize is said to have relatives in Colum bus, Ga. He has been in Wilmington six weeks. Mrs. Mize was the daughter of John H. Land, a well known carpenter of Wilmington. Among Mize’s effects was a note that clearly shows that the act was premedi tated. The note reads: “A woman with the disposition my wife has got is not worthy of the breath of life. .1 done this act for revenge, though It is costing me my life. I would not let my baby be raised up in such a mess as she Is now in." COUPLE WEDDED IN ATLANTA; THE GIRL WAS STUDENT Records at the courthouse show that E. A Mize and Miss Nora Land were mar ried here, July 1, 1906. and that in the same year Miss Nora Land was a student at the Southern Shorthand and Business university. Nothing further is known at the busi ness college of Miss Land than that she was a student in 1906. and that after leaving school she was married. The name of E. A. Mize is not con tained in the city directory, and it 13 not known where Mies Land boarded while in Atlanta. MRS. ADELA DEBRAY CLAIMED BY DEATH Mrs. Adela Deßray, widow of Policeman E. H. Deßray, who "as killed June 20, 1901, in the discharge of his duty, died on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at her res idence, 28 York avenue. Mrs. Deßray was 42 years of age, and is survived by five little children and three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Carrigan, Mrs. T. K. White and Miss Mary Gertz. The funeral services were conducted at St. Anthony's church, comer of Ashby and Gordon streets, on Monday after noon at 2 o’clock, and the interment was at Westview. Officer Deßray was one of the most fearless members of the police force, and his unfortunate death was universally de plored. There are a host of friends in the city who sympatrize with the or phaned children in the loss of their mother. For Details of Our $300.00 Puzzle Contest See Page Eight. DAMAGE AND DEATH FOLLOW ICY TRAIL OFHDARYBLIZZARD All Sections of the Country, Shivering In Blast of Sleet and Snow From Artic Clime. . * TRAINS IN THE WEST BURIED UNDER SNOW AND CAN’T BE FOUND Wires Are Prostrated in Furious Gales Which Have Steadily Been Sweeping from West to the East for Twenty-Four Hours. (Special Dispatch to The Journal.) CHICAGO, Jan. 30.—Four dead, many injured, much suffering and an unknown property loss Is the toll paid by Chicago to the storm that swooped down upon this snow ceased falling, the temperature eity Friday noon. Early today the dropped and the abating gale brings stings tonight in a temperature not much above the mark. The dead: THOMAS CLANCY, delivery wagsn driver, killed when an automobile crash ed into his team under cover of blinding snow. PATRICK CRANE, 36 years old, killed by being blown from stairway. ' MORRIS HABERLE, 70 years old. dropped dead from over exertion, while shoveling snow from his side walk dur ing the blizzard. PATRICK HIGGINS, 35 years old. dropped dead overcome by cold, while waiting for a street car. In the city the surface and elevated ' transportation has been resumed and wire service north, west and south, bad ly crippled last night, is being rapidly i*e stored. Train Lost in the Snow The train on the South Minnesota di vision of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, lost in the snow drifts some time Thursday night is still unlocated. The train was reported lost in a snow drift west of Jackson, Minn. It was last re ported at Kinbrae, Minn, 345 miles west of LaCrosse. The train Is now supposed to be buried between Kinbrae and Sibley. Communi cation between these two points is ob structed. In the train there are two day coaches and a comblnatkm mail, baggage and express car. No food was aboard the train. Railroad officials believe the passengers were given shelter at Kinbrae or at farm houses along the line. The Overland train, due Friday, became stalled somewhere in lowa, and for 24 hours it has been battling with the bliz zard. * Suffering is Intense Intense suffering was experienced by many passengers on trains which were unprovided with sleeping and eating ac commodations. Two big boats moored In the Calumet river at Ninety-fifth street, broke their hawsers and started down the stream toward the lake. The Eliza, laden with coal has been tied up at the Calumet elevator company's dock while the wick, filled with grain, had been tied up at the South Chicago elevator company's \ dock. Two tugd took up the chase for the Eliza. The Gratwick became wedged crosswise of the stream. NEW YORK IN GRASP OF ZERO WEATHER NEW YORK, Feb. I.—Swept by a bit ing northwest wind, New York city today experienced the coldest weather of the winter. With the temperature in the city down to the zero point just ebfore day light and the official thermometer on the weather bureau registering five degrees above zero, the suffering of the home ess during the night must have been Intense. Two thousand applicants for food and coffee were lined up at the Bowery mis sion during the night, which was ths largest number fed at that place thus far this winter, in addition to these, 31$ i(Br eons. including 24 women, were given shelter at the city lodging house and the pier of the charities department at the foot of East Twenty-sixth street The street cleaning department had 600 men at work removing the snow during the night, but when the cold became in tense the men suffered so greatly that the work was discontinued. Eighteen families were driven from their Homes in a tenement house in East Seventy-seventh stieet by a fire early to day. olicemen whose pity was excited by their sufferings from the cold went through the adjoining houses in search of neighbors who would give them shel ter. The fire caused little damage . The cold is general throughout the state. At points in the Adlrondacks the mercury was as low as 42 degrees below zero, while in central and western New York the temperature was from 3 to 5 degrees below, with 15 to 20 below in the northern tier of counties. Railway traffic was not interfered with. * FIERCE BLIZZARD PREVAILS AT ANNISTON ANNISTON, Ala., Jan. 30.-A fitree blizzard prevailed here, the first snow of the season falling this morning. There have been five fires since the blizzard began. WEATHER AT ROME- COLDEST OF SEASON ROME. Ga., Jan. 30.—Today has I>een decidedly the coldest of the season. The thermometer at 8 o’clock tonight regis tered tftre degrees above zero. The mer cury will unquestionably go below zero before morning and the prospects are that it will go lower than it has been since February 1899, when it registered S below. While the weather is exceedingly cold no cases of destitution have as yet t>een reported to the authorities. COLUMBUS IN GRASP OF SEVERE BLIZZARD COLVMBUB, Ga., Jan. 30.—With the mercury several degrees below freezing point and steadily falling, Columbus to night is in the grasp of the severest bliz zard of the winter. An icy gale has blown 36 hours, but Is Continued on page Three NO. 40.