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"V J fjrf' m V Sgf m ATTIESBURG DAILY NEWS HR 4 -if n *§§? VOL. I NO 312 HATTIESBURG. MISSISSIPPI. THURSDAY MORNING MAY 7, 1908 _ FIVE CENggj THE HATTIESBURG NEWS IS THE^ONLY MISSI S SIPPTNEWSPAPER RECEIVING DAILY THE TELEGRAPH AND CA BLE DIPATCHES OF THE HEARST NEWS~SERV j ARCH MURDERESS IS STILL LIVING In Detectives Believe That Mrs. Belle Gnnness is Now Enroute to Norway. It a to at of of FOUR MORE BEAR BODIES ARE UNEARTHED IN YARD Dead Body'Found in Ruint of Burned Roaidance Was Decapitated and Do tectivas Say It la Not That of Mrs. Gunness. Hearst News Service. Laporte, Ind., May 6.—Four more bodies were unearthed today In the yard of the home of Mrs. Belle Gun ness, making a total of nine thus dis interred, and. marking the perpetra tor of this series of crimes as the arch murderer of the century. The four bodies unearthed today were buried In gunny sacks under two feet of earth and were badly dismem bered and decomposed. Detectives employed on the case, including some of the shrewdest se cret service men in the country, ex pressed the opinion today that Mrs. Gunness, whose charred body was supposed to have beep found in the ruins of her burned home on April 29,' Is not dead, but that she Is now on her way to Norway. The body of the woman found In the ruins of the burned building had been beheaded, and the detectives say that she was killed by Mrs. Gunness to throw the detectives oft the track and to shield the real perpetrator of the seyeral crimes. The. neighbors residing In the vi cinity of the Gunness home tell strange stories of many men who have lived in the house for a few days, suddenly to disappear. The detectives believe that they were lured into the place by matrimonial advertisements Insert ed In the newspapers by Mrs. Gunness and by letters which she wrote to them claiming to be wealthy and anxious to marry. They believe that they were robbed and murdered by the woman and her accomplices. Stories are also told of numerous large trunks arriving at the houso late at night and the detectives are convinced that these contained dead bodies shipped from Chicago by ac complices of the woman. These bodies, they ibelleve, were burled on the premises. Attie finding of the four bodies to day make a total of nine unearthed in the yard besides the four cremated qf H Grover Cleveland is Slowly Sinking Lakewood, N. J., May 6.—Ex-Presl den't Grover Cleveland is slowly sink ing, according to information received tonight from Lakewood Hotel. "Lt ie said that he can take no nourishment, which makes his condition precarious, and especially In view of his advanced age. — THREATENS TO OUST TELEGRAPH COMPANY FROM ST A TE OF OHIO . .. TT ._ addressed to toe Western Union Tele graph Company today, Prosecutor Rullson threatens to begin an action to oust the company from the state Ohio if It continues to furnieh wire ser Hearst News Service. Cincinnati, O., May 6.—In a letter Alto In the house. It Is believed that num bers of other bodies are buried about the place and that still other decom posed remains have been crematetd. EVIDENCE ACCUMULATING; OTHER CRIMES UNEARTHED Associated Press. Laporte, Ind., May 6.—Late this af ternoon undisputed evidence was pro cured that at least nine corpses have been shipped from Chicago to this place and carried to the Gunness farm. It Is understood that the drayman who hauled the boxes and trunks has made a complete confession. In addition to this the police has received notice from Chicago that two trunks con signed to Mrs. Gunness are being held at the express office in Chicago. Lamphere Will Not Talk. Ray Lamphere, held on a charge of murder In the first degree out of the fire which destroyed the Gunness home, causing the death of four per sons, offered no new evidence today, despite repeated questioning. Ralph N. Smith,, prosecuting attor ney, asserted, however, that a confes sion was not necessary so far as Lam phere is concerned. Smith is said to have positive evidence In the shape of letters connecting Lamphere with the murders on the Gunness farm. The nature of these letters Is carefully guarded. More Bodies Found. Laporte, Ind., May 6.—It Is reported, but not yet confirmed, that three more bodies have been found In the cellar qf the Guinness house. SIXTY KILLED IN BIG BATTLE British Troops Clash With Afghans Near Landi Khotal in Khybor Pass. Associated Press. London, May 6.—Sixty Afghans were killed In a fierce fight with British troops last Saturday at a point near Land! Khotal in Khybor Pass, accord ing to dispatches received from a cor poral with the British column. A message was published In an af ternoon paper here today giving the Afghan dead at 300, but this communi cation Is dlscredltetd by the authorl ties. Dr. Lockwood, of New York City, an eminent stomach specialist, has been hurriedly summoned here to make an examination of the patient tomorrow. . Dr. Bryant, toe family physician, re fused to dls™8s his patient's condi tion. ers of buildings where bucket shops are located notifying them that they w$il be arrested and heavily fined un , less they eject such institutions from premi8eg The John W. Bellman Brokerage CHILD LABOR BILL PASSES Children Under Fourteen Years Cannot Draw Wages in Dis trict.of Columbia. HOUSE GOES ON RECOD AGAINST ARMY CANTEEN New York Man 8prings Sensation Bo fore the Immigration Commission. Railroaded Many Naturalizations in One Day. Associated Press. Washington, May 6.—The senate to day passed the bill prohibiting the employment of children under four teen years of age in th,e mills, facto ries and sweatshops of the District of Columbia. No such child is permitted to work at any employment for wages during school hours nor before 6 o'clock In the morning or after 7 o'clock In the evening. The conference report on the army appropriation bill carrying an appro priation of $95,377,246 was adopted. Senator Warner, of Missouri, con cluded his speech on the Brownsville affair. The house today went on record against the re-establishment of the canteen In the National Soldiers' Homes. During the course of the de bate, a man giving his name as George E. F. Grldjey, of Providelffce, R. I., un furled an American flag and proceeded to make ajspeech from the gallery on the temperance question. He was promptly ejected. The real sensation of the day was. an admission by Bennett, of New York, to the members of the immigration commission that under the old law he had railroaded the naturalization of many foreigners In one day. FAMILY FEUD; THREE BEAD Four Men Said to Have Participated in the Deadly Encounter Placed Under Arrest. Associated Press. Roanoke, Va., May 6.—Samuel Shel ton, Charles Dotjson and James Mas sey were shot and killed!last night on Bowling Creek in Henry County. Sheriff Davis went to the scene of the killing apd took charge of the bodies. Hertford Spencer, Thomas Spencer, WilMam Massey and Grover Massey, all said to have been participants in the fight were placed under arrest. The tragedy Is said tojwve been the outcome of an old*family grudge. THE DAILY NEWS PROGNOSTICATOR MET DEFEAT Renewed His Fight Against Judge Hannon Yesterday, But Without Effect OHIO ENDORSES BRYAN ANDfONDEMNS REPUBLICANS Leaves National Issues to the Denver Convention, but Favors the Initia tive and Referendum to Settle State Queations. A Hearst News Service. Columbus, O., May 6.—Judge Judson Harmon was nominated for Governor by the Democratic state convention here to v Bryan was endorsed for the presraentiabnomination. | I I > ^ I WZ wmkiSM Associated Press. Columbus, O., May 6.—In a tumult ous convention, characterized by In tense factional feeling, the Democrats of Ohio today nominated Judson Har mon, of Cincinnati, formerly attorney "i f} um s . i'.l m & wz y/s/ s /• i /• w '/Jm. 7/////W/ HON. JUD80N HARMON, general of the United States under Grover Cleveland, for Governor, and endorsed William Jennings Bryan for President. A complete state ticket was nominated. National issues were left to the Denver convention and the platform adopted deals solely with state questions, attacking the admin istration of various Republican state officers and Indorsing especially the initiative and referendum in state and local legislation and the taxation of franchises. Mayor Tom L. Johnson, of Cleveland, after having met defeat In the opening session Tuesday night, today renewed his fight against Judspn Harmon for control of the convention, but was again worsted in one of the most bitter and exciting contests ever witnessed In an Ohio convention. Johnson de clined to enter into any.agreement and strove to prevent the placing of the names of any of his followers on the ticket. However, the nominations for attorney general and treasurer of the state were given to men known to be favored by Johnson. Republican Caucus Reaches Agreement Associated Press. Washington, May 6.—The Republi can caucus tonight committed itself to commercial paper as an asset on which to issue additional circulation in time of emergency. This is In accordance with toe terms of the Vreeland bill, but the separate action of the resolu tion amends the measure so as to omit the mention of Vreeland's name. The ckucua also decided to recom NORMAL WILL OPENJUNE2 South Mississippi College Has Is sued Its Announcement to That Effect. TWO HUNDRED TEACHERS CAN BEAdtOMMODATED NOW Capacity of the Buildings Has Been Increaeed—Names of .Thoae. Who Will Compote the Faculty Thia Season. The South Mississippi College has issued Its announcement of the sum mer Normal which begins June 2. At tention Is called to the fact that in point of numbers this Normal in 1907 was surpassed by only one other in the state. The capacity of the build ings has been Increased this year so that 250 teachers can be accommo dated without crowding, water, electric lights, and a complete system of baths, sewerage, etc., also add greatly to the accommodations provided. The faculty announced is as follows: H. P. Todd, director, civics, composi tion: W. I. Thames, local director; F. II. Wogdley, mathematics; Miss Edna F. Lowe, grammar and literature; D. A. Hill, pedagogy; Miss Mary Ander son, primary work; Miss Mary L. Good win, practical reading and physical culture; H. L. McClesky, agriculture and physiology; R. P. LInfleld, United States history and Mississippi history; Miss Sophronla Hyde, public school | music; Miss Mary Hobbs, drawing. I The teachers of manual training and I 'geography have not been designated. I A number of prominent lecturers from Artesian this and other states will appear. Ar rangements have also been made with Miss May Richardson, directress of the department of domestic science In the college, to give work in her branches. Courses in high school branches will be provided if there is sufficient de mand. NEW ORLEANS HAS BIG FIRE Five-Story Building Burned .With Its Contents—Lon is Nearly $400,000. Associated Press. New Orleans, May <6.—Fire tonight gutted the five story building of F. F. Hansell & Brothers, Ltd., booksellers, and ruined the Interior of the adjoin ing building occupied by H. B. Stev ens, clothier. The damage is esti mated at close to $400,000, with insur ance for about two-thirds that amount. CONTEST IN Kentucky Republicans Have Hard Lines Ahead, But Taft is ' All Right. Associated Press. Louisville, Ky., May 6.—The Repub lican state convention convened today, but adjourned until tomorrow In order to allow the credentials committe^o ' ' ■? - - SI HARRIMAN IS AFTER ROAD Rumor That He Ha* Gobbled Up One of the Gould Lines Comes From Wall Street. Hearst News Service. New York, May 6.—A well defined rumor was In circulation on Wall Street today to the efTect that Harri man had secured control of the West ern Maryland, a Gould line now in the hands of receivers. The rumor carries the further state ment that after more than a year of the bitterest enmity Harriman and Gould have become the best of friends. It Is further stated that Harriman is to succeed Stuyvesant Fish as a director in the Missouri Pacific. so to of NEGRO MAKES STRONG PLAY Asks Congress to Compel Enforce ment of Fourteenth and Fif teenth Amendments. Associated Press. Birmingham, May 6.—At the state convention of the Roosevelt wing of the Republican party in this city to day resolutions were introduced by U C. Mason, a prominent negro citizen, urging upon congress and the inter state commerce commission the im portance of a strict enforcement of the fourteenth and fifteenth amend ments to the constitution of the United States, and especially with reference to the quality of accommodations fur nished negroes by the railroads. The resolutions were adopted. to the and are Red vate or of KING MANUEL HAS TAKEN OBLIGATION Associated Press. Lisbon, May 6.—King Manuel, of Portugal, today swore a'legiance to the constitution. With his hands on the historic Bible, he swore that he would preserve, the integrity of Por tugal and seek the highest welfare of the Portuguese people. No untoward incident of any kind marked the cere monies. NOTICE TO PHYSICIANS in Charge of the Storm Victims Now Being Cared For Private Homes. il The Commercial Hotel Red Cross Hospital is now ready to receis; twenty-five additional white patients who are being cared for In privafj houses. The Tent Hospital (Red Cross) connected with the Gulf and Shftt Island Hospital is now prepared to receive forty additional colored iyjj tients from private houses. * In case of both these hospitals, nursing, medical supplies and food al A. furnished by the government supply depots and the Red Cross, and £^9 Is requested that the physicians in charge of patients cared for private houses shall arrange for the transfer of their patients to the&9 hospitals, and shall continue to care for them professionally until 1 htr : are able to leave the hospital. In case of patients requiring an ambulance to transfer them private houses to hospitals, application should be made to Capt. Ball##'* K. Ashford or Dr Hudson. Before transferring any patient, It is request^/ ' *Ha nhi-ot-t-n A*n nn jut t-UnhcQA a. nhv«lcii> *„r bead nurse ' - - - ~ >T . Biit They Want More Work' Can Care for Many More i the Injured. SOME CHANGES MADE JN THE MEDICALS Namee of the Officers and Nurse Where They Are Located Cross Society at Comm Hotel. The United States Army Ho department and Red Cross have the hospital situation wi hand, and are now able to car additional patients. Captain berlain, who was hurried up from Orleans to take charge of the j tion for the army, relieving Drj Lean, when the charge passed 1 the navy to the army, was yestf relieved by Captain W. K. Asl so that he might take up other ij to which he had already heen asst and which were held in abeyance ing his relief here. Captain Asl will be assisted by Lieutenant li and a corps of male nurses tij number of about twenty-four e of whom have already arrived. ; geants Martin Galvin Chrlstophe lekelly, T. P. Davidson and Ciifti Smith and Privates Joseph Fit Clarence Miller, Howard Payne, McClintock, Chas. Smith, John J. and William W. Black represen army contingent, male nurses, wh now here, and the Red Cross Sr have the following lady nurses: Washington; Chief nurse, Miss J Reed, assisted b'- Misses E.iz Mary Ij ■ Hewitt, Mary Feely, Smith and Honodel. From Phlladielptifa: Chief Miss Kllng, assisted by Misses weiler, Seiwell, Bowman, Rice Bierstein. There are also the nurses who left New York Cltj® terday, who will probably arrlvi evening. These nurses are ass to the various hospitals as thel virus are needed, and may be ferred front one to another as services are required. Sergeant Davldeon is in char the Commercial Hotel and Ser Galvon in change of the tent al and Ship Island Hospital. The patients at the various hos are all reported as doing well," having been discharged from the merclal Hotel and one from the Mississippi Infirmary. Seven new cases were r^ceivi. Red Cross headquarters, Coni' 'V Hotel, having been moved In fro' , vate residences, none at the I alto; or the Gulf and Ship Island Hot j Neither of the seven cases are. j serious nature, consisting prlnc || of bruises and abrasions, which ' yji' Continued on page four.