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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. fc*UPELO. i . i MISSIES IPPlT' Fire, on the 27th, did $30,000 dam age to business property at Villa Ridge, 111. —--♦ ' — Hon. Whitelaw Reid, it was an nounced on the 27th, will succeed Jo seph H. Choate as ambassador to Great Britain. ■ -<► - Because of a technicality extradition papers for Dr. Chadwick were refused Sheriff Barry of Cleveland, O., by Gov. Odell of New York. --— ♦ Count Cassini, the Russian ambassa dor to the United States, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his entry in to the Russian foreign service on the 2Sth. __— ■ The earl of Suffolk, and his bride, formerly Miss Daisy Leiter, and Col. Colin Campbell and his bride, who was Miss Nancy Leiter, sailed for Europe on the 28th. The recent capture of Rililung moun tain by the Japanese permits the mounting of heavy guns, and gives them command of the city and harbor of Port Arthur. The farmers and merchants of Clay county, Ga.. met, on the 28th, at Fort Gaines, and decided to burn their share of two million bales of surplus cotton, Loping thereby to raise the price. — m-— A Tokio dispatch says that practical ly the whole of Admiral Togo’s fleet is ready to start southward. If the Baltic fleet is sighted he will abandon the blockade of Pori Arthur and sail to meet it. __ _— A dispatch from St. Petersburg, on the 20ib, to a London news agency, says that the Russian autnonues mic closed Moscow university until Feb ruary l, owing to recent student dis turbances. Republican members of tlie Colorado legislature who are followers of for mer Senator Wolcott, declare they will never indorse a proposition to count out Alva Adams, tIje democratic gov ernor elect. -_____*—-— The most severe blizzard of recent years raged throughout the territory lying between the Rocky mountains and the grea' lakes, on the 27th, caus ing much trouble to transportation of all kinds and impeding telegraphic Communication. Russian officers from the Baltic squadron are prepared to go before the international commission, in Paris, and insist that Japanese torpedo boats were present among the Hull fishing fleet cn the occasion of the Dogger hank affair in the North sea. Upon his refusal to answer questions pip to him in the grand jury room King K. Conners, a colored republican worker of Pueblo, Col., was, on the 27th, sentenced to the county jail for ere jeer and fined $2,000 by District Judge Voorhies, of that city. John P. Dolan, Thomas E. Barrett and Frank Garrett, all of St. Louis, under sentence of five years each for naturalization frauds, surrendered to United States Marshal Morsev, on the 27th, and began their terms of impris onment in the Missouri penitentiary. W. H. Jones, manager of the Chica go office of the Washburn-Crosby com pany, wholesale flour dealers of Min neapolis, Minn., died in Chicago, on the 29th, from injuries sustained in a fall over a baluster in his home. His skull and neck were broken by the fall. A syndicate for which Attorney P. D. Quigley, of Cleveland, O., is spokes man, is said to be ready and willing 1o furnish bail up to the sum of $40, 000 to procure the release of Mrs. Cas sie L. Chadwick, held in jail in that city awaiting trial on the charge of forgery. It was officially announced, on the 29th. that Chauncey Mitcnell Depew, of New York, would succeed himself for a term of six years as United States sen of np from Vow \rr»vL’ ctoto nnntinnirto' as the colleague of senior Senator Thomas C. Platt, who has four years to serve. ■-• A news agency dispatch from Rome, on the 26th, stated , that Gen. Stoessel, the Russian commander at Port Ar thur. had appealed to Gen. Nogi, the Japanese commander, asking that hos tilities be suspended for 24 hours, and that he be allowed in that time to re move the wounded from Port Arthur. Hon. Thomas E. Watson, of Georgia, the candidate of the people’s party for president in the last election, in corporated with the secretary of state of New York, on the 27th. a stock company called “Tom Watson's Mag azine,” for the purpose of publishing and circulating a monthly literary pe riodical of that name. Countess Montignoso, formerly the Crown Princess Louise, and divorced wife of King Frederick Augustus of Saxony, by going to Dresden and try ing to see her children on December 22, has probably forfeited her allow ance of $7,500, one of the conditions of which was that she should not set foot on German soil. By petition in the United States dis trict court at St. Paul, Minn., on the 27th, on behalf of the United States, Attorney-General Moody began a suit against the General Paper Co. and ether companies, comprising what is known as the Paper trust, under an act of congress, approved July 2, 1890, en titled “An act to protect trade and cernn erce against unlawful restraints and monopolies.” W. L. Davis, of the Dells Paper & Pulp Co., of Eau Claire, Wis., one of the concerns mentioned as defendants in the application against the General Paper Co. et al by the attorney-general 1n the United States district court of St. Paul, Minn., says the General Pa per Co., of Chicago, was organized as a selling agency for such paper com panies as wished to join, but that it ■was not an illegal combination or irust. I .1 ‘ ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► L -.-J NEWS AND NOTES! A Summary of Important Events. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. United States Senator Fairbanks, of Indiana, did a strenuous stunt at In dianapolis, on the 27th. From the po sition of candidate, in the morning he passed the apprentice, fellow craft and master mason's degrees before mid night, winding up by attending a grand banquet. An imperial ukase, issued on the 2Gth, by Emperor Nicholas of Russia, makes decidedly liberal promises Si re form under a number of heads. Miss Caroline Eyres, reputed to be the richest girl in England, has mar ried Bolton Monsell, a penniless lieu tenant in the British navy. Miss Eyres, as a bride, brought her hus band a dowry of $5,000.0o0 in her own right, and there is much more to fol low. On the 27th Rev. Father T. F. Lillis, of Kansas City, Mo., was consecrated bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Leavenworth, Kas. Or, the 27th the four-story ware house and the entire stock and fix tures of the Fuller & Johnson-Sugart company, ai council muus, ia., completely destroyed by fire, causing r. loss on the building estimated at $50,000, and on ilie stock of about $100,000. Wholesale charges of corruption in the handling of Red Cross funds by Russian officials have estranged the people and practically put a stop to subscriptions. An cast-bound Wabash passenger train ran into a freight train on a switch near Fort Wayne. Ind., on the 27ih. killing one man and injuring ten oihers. At Portland, Ore., on the 27th. the federal grand jury returned seven in dictin'nts in connection with the land fraud cases now under investigation ia that city. On the 27th John Butler and Guy Reed, the two negroes who were con victed of the murder cf R. G. Story at Thomson, Ga., were hanged in that city. Gov. Peabody of Colorado has refused the requisition from the governor of Missouri for T. J. Parker, wanted at Sedalia on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses. President Beckwith of the Oberlin (O.) bank, the ruin of which was brought hv Mrs. Chadwick, was report ed. on the 2Sth, to be in a critical con dition. Four men were killed and one in jured at Walville, Wash., on the 28th, by an explosion of four boilers in a saw mill plant. The Japanese are preparing to make a general assault on Port Arthur, pro ceeding simultaneously from the east and the west. Fire destroyed the Coon block and several other buildings at Estherville, Ia.. on the 2Sth. The loss is estimated at $100,000. More miles of railroad track were laid in Missouri in 1904 than in any other state or territory in the United States. The total farm value of the principal crops of the United States, excepting cotton, on December 1, was $2,734,883, 702. The Japanese, on the evening of the >Sth, had succeeded in occupying the ?r.tire fort on Rihlung mountain, in the defenses of Por* Arthur. They are busy sapping the northeastern forts breparatory to another assault. Gov. Odell’s warrant for the extra nF T»r Phnrlwirlr from \TPW York to Ohio, was mailed, on the 2Sth, from Albany to Ne\v York city, di rected to Sheriff Barry, of Cleveland, 0. The steamship Pretoria, with Dr. Chadwick on board, was not expected until the 30th. It is reported by w'ay rf Tokio that the Russian Port Arthur headquarters have been removed to the foot of Liaotishan mountain, preparatory to retirement to the fortress there as a last resort. The New’ York cotton market took a decided slump, on the 28th, immedi ately following the publication of the census bureau ginning report. The fig ure announced is 11,848,113 commercial bales up to December 13, compared with 8,747,609 bales in the same timo last year. The coroner’s jury at Mount Carmel, 111., in the case of the victims of the Christmas day wreck on the Southern railway, found the company responsi ble, with the other parties, for hir ing men weak both mentally and phys ically for positions of responsibility, pnd in this case hiring a man nearly dead with consumption ajid a cripple, at a salary of only $40 a month, to do the work of two able-bodied men.” Seven of nine convicts at the Cali fornia state prison at Folsom, who made a break for liberty, on the 29th, w’ere almost riddled with bullets, three being dead and three in a critical con dition. After spending the entire day in fruitless balloting, the new Delaware legislature, which convened in extra session, on the 29th, adjourned without having effected a permanent organiza tion. Hollis hall, the historic dormitory on the old campus of Harvard university at Cambridge, Mass., w’as damaged by fire, on the. 29th, and the building was barely saved from destruction. Judge Charles M. Walker, of Chica go, has decided that the city of Chica go is not liable for damages growing out of the loss of life in connection with the Iroquois theater fire. The town of Hartford, Ark., in the center of the coal mining district of Sebastian county, was almost entirely destroyed by fire on the 29th. The esti mated loss exceeds $100,0#0, REVIEWS TREASURE OPERATIONS UF1904 Treasury Department Issues Its Annual Statement. SHOWS A $22,000,000 DEFICIT Noteworthy Fentnre of Trnimnrtlonn in 1004 Wn* Payment Out of Sar plan of *50,000,000 For ItiKlit of-Wny of 1‘nnamn Cnnal. Washington, Dec. 31—The treasury department, on Friday, issued a re view of treasury operations for tho calendar year 1904. The treasury receipts for the calen dar year 1904 were $540,000,000, and the expenditures (including the Pan ama payment) $562,000,000—a deficit for the year of $22,000,000 as compared with the previous calendar year, the leceipts show a falling off of $8,000, 000, and ihe expenditures an increase of $50,000,000. The decrease in cus toms receipts was $9,000,000. Civil and miscellaneous expenditures in creased $15,000,000; war department, $9,000,000; navy department, $23,000, 000; pensions, $2,000,000, and interest $1,000,000. • The increase in interest is due to the fact that a portion of the interest of 1903 was anticipated in 1902. The figures do not include the postal re ceipts and expenditures, except that the postal deficit is included in the civil and miscellaneous expenditures. Imports for the first 11 months of 1904 were $939,000,000, an increase over the corresponding period oi i'Jim oi $22,000,000. Imports free of duty for the same period increased $42,000,000, while dutiable imports decreased $20, 000,000. In 1903, 43% per cent, of the imports were free of duty, while in 1904, 47 per cent, were free of duty. Practically the entire increase in free imports was in three articles, coffee, India rubber and raw silk. Al though dutiable imports decreased $20,000,000, raw sugar and wool show increases aggregating $28,000,000. All other dutiable imports decreased near ly $50,000,000. Of this decrease, $20, 000,000 was in iron and steel. Other noteworthy features of the treasury transactions in 1904 were the payment o\it of accumulated surplus of $50,000,000 for the right-of-way of the Panama canal, the redemption of the outstanding five per cent, bonds, due February 1, 1904, and the various calls on the national bank depositaries for the return of a portion of their public deposits. The redemption of fives during the calendar year was approximately $6, 000,000. Public funds on deposit with the hanks were reduced from $166, 000.000, Jaunary 1, 1904, to $113,000,000 at the close of the year. The calls on the banks to mature early in 1905 will further reduce these deposits and re plenish the cash in the genera! fund of the treasury to the extent of $23, 000,000. The cash in the treasury, exclusive t>t the gold reserve and gold and silver coin held against outstanding certifi cates, was $320,000,000 on January 1, 1904. At the close of the year it was $240,000,000—a decrease of $80,000,000 for the year. ABANDON NEW PORT ARTHUR Tlie Japs Have Almost Completed Mining For n Final Attack on Citadel. London, Dec. 31.—A dispatch from Chefoo to the Daily Telegraph says: A messenger from Port Arthur states that the Japanese have mounted eight guns on commanding positions north of the Etse forts, but they suffered heavy losses by the Russian fire. The Russians have abandoned the new town, but the Japanese have been unable to occupy it because of fear that it has been mined. The Japanese have penetrated the wall 12 feet thick, connecting the in ner forts, under cover of whi/h the Russians have hitherto been able to send reinforcements to ai?y point. Such reinforcements can now only be sent under fire of the enemy. PARKER LOSES FIRST CASE Iteturn to the Prnctlcc of I.ntv By Former Presidential Condidnte is Not Auspicious. Albany, N. Y., Dec. 31.—Former Chief Judge Alton B. Parker, the de feated democrat.c candidate for presi dent, lost the fir f case he argued be fore the court of appeals after return ing to the practice of the law. He argued the case some four weeks ago and represented the appellant, who was an old friend. Storm in \ortlt Germany. Berlin, Dec. 31.—During a violent storm in north Germany, four per sons were killed and a number injured by collapsing walls. EinpreNM Has Xarrow Escape. Berlin, Dec. 31.—A reckless driver of a heavy truck came near running down the carriage of the Empress Au gusta Victoria, Friday night. He drove toward the station at full speed, through the police line, and directly toward the carriage of the empress, and the officers barely succeeded in averting a collision. Ginns Works Closed Down. Litchfield, 111., Dec. 31.—The Finley & Shonfield glass works, of this city, have closed down for repairs, throw ing 200 men out of employment. State Mathematical Association. Columbia, Mo., Dec. 31.—Before the adjournment of the State Teachers’ association the State Mathematical as sociation was organized, with a mem bership consisting o£ teachers of mathematics in Missouri. Charles J. Bussell Sentenced. Chicago, Dec. 31.—Charles J. Rus sell, who pleaded guilty to having used the mails to promAe “wild cat” insur ance companies, was, on Friday, sen tenced to one year in the house of cor rection, and to pay a fine of $500. JUST A TOUCH OF JUI-JITSU A Western Girl’s Method of Curb ing New York Mashers. One of (he Swell Kind fjlven n Heuder Into (lie Mild of MndiioB Ave, liy n Jul-JItmi Twlat. New York, Dec. 31.—Self-reliant young American women are learning jui-jitsu, which is the defense of the weak against the strong. Miss Estelle Wyman, of San Fran cisco, gave an exhibition of jui-jitsu Thursday evening which all the pro fessors of the art from Nagasaki to Hokodate would have applauded. Miss Wyman came to New York re cently and is stopping at the Hotel Marie Antoinette. At 7:45 o’clock Thursday night, she was on the cor ner of Fifty-ninth street and Madison avenue waiting for a west-bound car. From an east-bound Madison avenue car sprang a young man in all the glory of evening attire—crush hat, opera topcoat, pumps, white tie, etc. When he saw the at tractive Miss Wy man he began to tv ist his blond mus tache in a most captivating manner, he thought. We walked by her two or three times, ogling her. He might have been in Tokio for all the attention she paid him. Finally he halted at her el bow, raised his hat. spoke to her. Tito, it must have seemed to him, an earthquake toppled a building on him. With a combined movement, quick as lightning, Miss Wyman thrust her right arm across his ankles, grabbed the small of his hack with her left hand, and with both arms gave him null oncl o nnuh "Rofriro ho Vi n rl timp to think, the young man 'vas head over heels into the middle of the street. He jumped , up; picked up his hat and, hastily trying to rub the sticky mud from his clothes, hurried down Madison avenue. Only three men wait ing for cars realized what had hap pened, and they told Miss Wyman they would have blond mustache arrested it she said so. "O, no, thanks,” she said calmly. “1 guess he has been punished enough. 1 learned some tricks of wrestling in the San Francisco high school.” WHAT WILL HE DO WITH IT? The Chinese Pavilion, a Repliea of One of I’rinee Pn i.mi's Palaces, Presented (o Dnvlll H. Francis. St. Louis, Dec. 31.—His manly breast loaded with foreign decorations from that of Knight of the Legion oi Honor of France, to Child of the Ris ing Sun of Japan; clad in his court suit, in which he appeared before Ed ward VII., and riding astride the Arabian stallion presented by the sul tan of Morocco, President David R. Francis now has a $110,000 Chinese pagoda, through whose teak wood gates he could easily ride his Arabian sfeed. The beautiful and costly Chinese pavilion, a replica of one of the pal aces of Prince Pu Lun, imperial high commissioner from China to the World's fair, has been presented to President Francis by Wong Kai Kah. The gift was the personal act of the imperial prince, to whom President Francis has cabled his acceptance through Mr. Conger, the American minister to China. That the gift is qf truly royal mag nificence there can be no doubt. All the materials were imported from the orient, and its incomparable carvings are of priceless value and beauty. What to do with it is another ques tion. President Francis was so over whelmed with the magnitude of the present that he has not been able tc think of its future use. If someone had presented him with a white elephant, literally, he could not have been more dazed, that is if it were possible to daze the doughty pilot of the World's fair. IS DENIED BY JEROME. The \ow York District Attorney Denies the Deport of Hodge’s Alleged Confession. New York, Dec. 31.—In spite of per sistent reports which have been circu lated for several days to the effect that Charles F. Dodge, the former husband of Mrs. Clemence Dodge-Morse, wife of Charles W. Morse, the banker and for mer president of the American Ice Co., had made a sensational confession in connection with the Dodge-Morse di vorce case, implicating many persons, including several members of the New York Bar association, District Attor ney Jerome says that Dodge has made no such statement. Wreck on the Hock Island. Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 31.—A Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific west bound passenger train collided with a freight to-day on a curve three miles from Oklahoma City. Engineer Frank Curry of the passenger train was killed and Fireman R. L. Butts and several passengers were hurt. Dangerously Wounded Mis Mother. St. Louis, Dec. 31.—Mrs. Mary Vet ter, aged 48, a widow, was shot in the adbomen and seriously wounded, in the kitchen of her residence, the re sult of the accidental discharge of a revolver which her son, William Vet ter, aged 19, was cleaning. William J. Bryan Will Speak. Galena, 111., Dec. 31.—W. J. Bryan has accepted an invitation from the Grant Memorial association to make the annual address at ihe observance of Gen. U. S. Grant’s birthday here, on April 27 next. High Tide on English Const. London, Dec. 31.—Friday’s gale re sulted in an abnormally high tide on the eastern coast of England and in the Thames estuary, producing se rious floods in the low-lying parts of London, where hundred of warehouses and residences were inundated and se rious damage was done. Hurricane In Belgium. Brussels, Dec. 31.—Many persons were killed or injured in Belgium by a terrific hurricane, Friday, which also caused much damage to property. (1) Jesus in Their Miust.—vs. 26, -7. ’ (a) I'nknown to Them.—v. 26. (b) His Exalted Character.—v. 27. (2) Jesus Pointed Out.—v. —1 ia) The I.arr.b cf Gurt, (b) The World’s Sin Hearer. '(3) The Sign from H aver,.—vs. ci. la) The Descent of the Spirit—v. -_2 (L) The Identification.—v. <■-, of. Matt. 3:16, 17 (4) The Positive Testimony.—w oi. Comparing Scripture with Scripture. 1—John's Testimony cf Himseli. (1) John’s Questioners. John’s six or seven months of preaching is bearing lruit The Jewish leaders are stirred. I he; appoint a delegation of priests aim Levites to go to John to ask who ht was. and what was his baptism. They were not seekers after truth so n.uct as they were critics of the truth. 1 hey came prejudiced, and they went away without seeing or knowing the Christ. So it is to-day. Is. 0:9.10; Acts 2S:26, 2i. (2) John’s Negations.—vs. 20, 21 John was not willing to sail under any ialse colors.—Rom. 12:3. He was no, the Christ. He was not Elias. (Note however, the later testimony of Jesus. .—Matt. 11:14; 17:10-12. John spoke literally; Jesus figuratively. There was expectation of a literal return of Elijah.) He was not that prophet. This last hav ing reference to Dent. 18:15. which some thought would be a second Moses. (3) John’s Affirmation.—v. 23. He was only a voice crying in the wilcei ness. A voice to utter God’s message. Only a voice that the man might be ob scured and the message emphasized. What an example for preachers and teachers to-day. (4) John’s Baptism.—v. 26.—Matt. 3:11: Acts 19:3-5. Notice John’s fidelity to Scripture. He quotes Isaiah the prophet in justi fication of his claims. God’s children ought always to be prepared to reply :o the questioner.—1 Pet. 3:15. * II.—John's Testimony of the Christ. (1) Jesus in Their Midst—vs. 26, 27. “There standeth one. among you. whom ye know not.” Their hearts cf unbelief would not see or receive Him. Thus at the very beginning we find exemplified that which has ever characterized th,; world since then. Jesus in the midst of the world but unknown by the world Note the striking contrast between John's announcement of the Christ to these carping critics, and to those who were ready io receive his message. Tc the iormer he says: “Jesus is in your midst, but you don't know Him.” ard or the morrow, when they have gone, he— (2) Points Jesus out to believing hearts as “the Lamb of God which tak eth away the sin of the world.” The Jews in narrow race prejudice were looking for a national deliverance while the world was forgotten and un cared for. John’s bread announcement that the Christ was to be the world’s sin bearer must have been startling to his hearers, and yet how blessedly truc lt was. (3) The Sign from Heaven. The De scent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus and the voice from Heaven was the Divine ly appointed sign to John whereby h° was to know the Christ. It is the ac repitrll UpiIilVJU U1 cvrviHio HJ*1. John never met Jesus until His baptism, which had taken place seme 40 days be fore the incidents of this lesson. the 4*' days’ temptation in the wilderness hav ing intervened. (4) The Positive Testimony. John was willing to receive the evidence of the Spirit and was ready to bear posi tive testimony that “this is the Son ot God.” Oh. that men everywhere would be willing to receive the indisputable evidences which God supplies in His Word, and by His Holy Spirit, that Je sus is the Christ, the Son of God! “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world." John's words have echoed through the centuries. God had in expression of His infinite love and mercy and as pro vision for the need cf a lost world, pro vided Himself (Gen. 22:8), a Lamb, which was a sufficient sacrifice (Heb. 9:12) for the atonement for the world's sin. Jesus is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8). “Behold!” then this Lamb of Gcd. ‘There is life for a look at the Crucified One.” (John 3:14.15.) Spurgeon says of his conversion: “He looked on me, I locked 1 c Hi m. and we were one forever.” Radiant, the invention of two English engineers, is claimed to increase the efficiency of gas fires as remarkably as the incandescent mantle adds to the light. It Is a product of the waste of chemical works, replaces asbestos or fire-clay balls and causes the gas to burn brightly and completely, trebling the heat. The material can be had in any quantity at no greater cost than fire clay. Out of 1.173 person inoculated against the plague at Habli, Indian, only 2.1 per cent, died, while of those who reused to be inoculated 26.6 per cent. died. WILL CONTINUE THE STRIKE No Settlement of Fall River Con test Now in Sight. Hie I.nbor 1'nloun, lly u Vole of Three to One. Approvr Continu ance of (lie Kiuht. Fall River, Mass., Dec. 31.—The la ior unions, involved since last July n a strike against a 12% per cent, •eduction in wages in the cotton mills, jy a vote of approximately three to >ne approved a continuance of the ■ontest. The call for meetings ol the unions ,o vote on a continuance of the con :est was prompted by an agitation of lie question whether the employes houhl return to work for the winter under the reduction and renew the strike later if wages were not ad vanced. It was also stated in mill cir cles that the majority of the union ir,en were ready to return to work, but that the leaders were keeping them from doing so. Accordingly, it was de rided to submit the question to a vote, with the result that in a total of 1,621 ballots cast, there was a majority of J71. in favor of continuing. This was the first formal vote on the guestion taken since the action of the unions in July inaugurating the strike. The labor secretaries say the vote shows that the union operatives are just as determined as ever to continue the struggle. The union operatives, they assert, reflect the opinion of a large majority of the help who are not affiliated with any of the unions. The manufacturers expressed disap pointment at the action taken by the unions. They said, however, that there was no hope of a restoration of the 12% per cent, reduction, and they pro posed to continue attempts to run the mills under the same conditions as they have for the last seven weeks. DEFENSE TO CLAIM INSANITY Ohio’* Female Finanei »r Kxnmined By Several Well-Known Alien ist* and SpecialI*ts. Cleveland, C, Dec. 31.—Bertillon measurements were taken of Mrs. Chadwick Friday by a government se cret service expert. The purpose of the system is the identification of crim inals. When Madame Devere was ar rested in Lucas county 15 years ago she was subjected to the measure ments, and those records are on file. The present measurments of Mrs. Chadwick will be compared with the Devere record. Dr. C. J. Aldrith, the alienist, again called at the county jail to see Mrs. Chadwick, but upon instructions is sued by United States Marshal Chand ler, he was refused admission. Dr. Aldrith stated that he was making a study of Mrs. Chadwick upon the re quest of her counsel, J. P. Dawley. Several other matters developed in the Chadwick case, Friday, that seem to indicate insanity as her almost cer tain line of defense. It was learned that Dr. H. C. Eyman, superintendent of the Massilon state hospital for the insane, made an examination of the woman last Tuesday. Dr. Eyman's visit was kept secret at the time. He is one of the ablest and best-known practical alienists and specialists In insanity in Ohio. OHIO BANKERS ARRESTED OINcors of Defunct Xntionnl Dunk at Conneaut, O., CharReil Wii.i Vio lating the Ilanking l.iuvs. Cleveland, O., Dec. 31.—Cashier O. C. Lillie and President C. M. Traver of the First national bank of Conneaut, 0., were placed under arrest Friday af ternoon at Conneaut by United States Marshal Chandler upon a warrant charging the bankers with a violation of the national banking laws, the spe cific charge in Mr. Lillie's case being the making of a false entry in the books of the bank. Mr. Traver is charged in the warrant with being an accomplice of the cashier in the al leged falsification. Cashier Lillie, Fri day evening, waived preliminary ex amination, and gave bail in the sum of $10,000. President Traver, in charge of a deputy marshal, is on his way to Cleveland from Conneaut. The First national hank of Conneaut closed its doors nearly two weeks ago, after a run upon it the preceding day. The bank has a capital stock of $50,000. The cause of the run. the banker said, at the time, was that the report had gained currency that Mrs. Chad wick had succeeded in securing large loans from it. The bank officials deny holding any Chadwick paper. Plans Fop Mammoth Sailor's Home. New' York. Dec. 31.—Plans for the erection of the largest and most com pletely-equipped sailor’s home in the piorld, to be erected in this city, are being prepared for the American Sea men's Friend society. The society has m hand $750,000. , Count Cassini Honored. Washington, Dec. 31.—Count Cas sini, Russian ambassador, on Friday received a cablegram from Count Lamsdorff, Russian minister for for eign affairs, stating that the emperor >f Russia has conferred on the ambas sador the decoration of the order of Alexander Mewsky. The Pretoria Overdue. New York, Dec. 31.—The ocean liner Pretoria, on which Dr. L. S. Chadwick s returning from Europe, has not been sighted off Sandy Hook. She is nearly hree days overdue. May Have to Reduce Force. Washington, Dec. 31.—Unless con gress shall pass a public building bill it the present session, the architec tural and clerical force of Supervising Architect James Knox Taylor will lave to be cut down. They Kept Their Promine. Aberdeen, S. D., Dec. 31.—The men ivho went from Selby to Bangor Tues lay night and carried off the* county records in the courthouse, leaving tvord that they would return for the courthouse itself, kept their promise. THAT GEORGIA COTTON BURNING The Fort Gaines Affair Appears to Have Been Exaggerated. SIMMERED DOWNTO ONE BALE No Immediate Proxpect fit Otlirr Coniitie* in the Siute Sacrificing the Hi rd In llund for tine in the Hu»h. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 31.—The reports of (he burning of cotton at Fort Gaines, Clay county, Ga., were considerably exaggerated. As a matter of tact, one bale of cotton was burned in the mass meeting of planters, who passed resolutions declaring they were willing to burn their interests in the 2,000,000 bales representing the excess crop pro duced in the cotton states. At the adjournment of the meeting 6re was set to one hale at the princi pal street corner, seemingly as an evi dence of good faith, and the crowd watched it until it was consumed. The burning was accomplished by great ceremony, and followed by still greater excitement. Other counties all over the state were urged to follow the ex ample that the market may be rid of the surplus. There does not appear to be any dan ger of other counties in the state fol lowing suit. THE NORTH fAROI.INA PI.AN. I'lniner* Determine- to Hold Their Cotton and Reduce Acreage. Kaleigh. N. C., Dec. 31.—North Caro lina cotton growers seem determined to hold all their remaining crop until March 1 at all events, and not to sell men more uia.ii pei ucui. ui u. are apparently a unit in their determi ne, t ion to reduce acreage 25 per cent, next season. Some farmers say they will require oaths as to this matter from all doubt ful men. and that they are not going tc submit to any bre-kage of promises The situation is in a way acute. Never have farmers been so deeply stitred. Not even the fight against the jute bagging trust so aroused them. A'; yet no proposition has been made in this state to burn any part of the c:op nor is it at all in favor. OXI.Y FOLLOWING MANDATE. Fnbiiention of Cotton Statistic* it •.(•cording to Act of C«nsre»». Washington, Dec. 31.—In reference to the cotton crop and the attacks which have been made on the reports furnished by the department. Mr. Wil son. the secretary of agriculture, said: "It may be true, as is claimed, that injury was done the cotton growers by the estimate given out a few weeks ago, but this is a detail. If the farm ers of the country are opposed to a c r.tinuation of these reports they should convey their desires to con gress. for. in compiling this informa tion concerning the cotton crop, the aepartment is simply complying with an act of congress which is mandato ry.-' WILL HEDICE ACREAGE. Cmtou Growers of Texas Movin'? t* Reduce Their Acreage. Fort Worth, Tex., Dee. 31.—All cot ton groNvers in Texas are being inter est e . in a movement to reduce the acreage at least 25 per tent. To fur ther the movement a call has been is sued for a meeting of growers in every cotton-producing district to be held soon, at which the situation is to be considered. The movement is being urged, not only by farmers, but by bankers and merchants throughout the state. The movement is a concerted one and is being favored in every cot ton- growing state in the south. GOLD FOUND IN INDIANA. Gold lien r in a Quartz Found on the Farm of Mrs. I'li/nbctli <urli*Iet Near l'eter*l»ura;, Ind. Boonville, Ind., Dec. 31.—Gold has been discovered in Pike county on the farm of Mrs. Elizabeth Carlisle, who resides four miles northeast of Pe tersburg. The gold-bearing quartz crops out of a ledge fronting on White river. At first the deposit was thought to De silver ore, uui a report irom me Denver assaying office says that it will run $2.40 to the ton in gold and 36 cents to the ton in silver. Much excitement has been created by the report of the assaying office, although gold has never been discov ered in the neighborhood, and the indications are that the deposit is con fined to the Carlisle farm. Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Moore, of Ma con, Mo., celebrated their golden wed ding anniversary with a family re union in St. Louis. A FOOLISH MOVEMENT. A Canadian Would Make it a Crira iit3iI Olieuip to Circulate Ameri can Money in Canada. Montreal, Quebec, Dec. 31.—Robert Bickerdike, member of the Dominion parliament from the St. Lawrence district, and vice-president of the Hodhelaga bank, will, at the next ses sion of parliament, introduce a bill Dialing it a criminal offense to circu late J'nited States money of any kind, bills for silver, in Canada. Mentnckian Kill* H1h Rival. Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 31.—William Harla^i, a prominent school-teacher was shot and killed by Walter BrowD in Monroe county. Rivalry in a love affair p alleged to have been the cause. To Harneaa Grand River. Muskogee, I. T„ Dec. 31.—The Com mercial fclub of Muskogee has under taken ta hartiess the great power in the falls of the Grand river, ten miles fr6m this city, that they may utilize it for pofrer to be used in Muskogee.