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J. H. ESTILU President, e-c.hltshed IttO- - • Incorporated 1883. STATE RESTS CASE DEFENSE in TILLMAN TRIAL WILL SEED rest of week. sick JUROR WAS IN COURT. WITNESSES TELL OF GONZALES THREATS AGAINST TILLMAN. i Would Fill Him So Fnll of Lmd couldn’t Tote It Off Dead )l ** Alleged to Have Sold—Reported to Have Stated Tillman Should occupy Governor’* Seats He’d Kill Him First—Gonzales Herted SO Hove Carried a Gun tot Till man—Lengthy Argument* a* to Admissibility of Some Testimony. Lexington, S. C.. Oct. T.-Thf defense the case of J. H. Tillman entered upon the presentation of Its fide of the case Solicitor Thurmond Saving an nounced when the trial ws resumed to-day that the state would rest. No further testimony was ofered by the state. Nine witnesses for the defense were heard to-day. It is estimated that the defense will consume the remainder of the we ek with its witnesses. Juror Sharpe, who has been sick the past three days, was able to sit through to day. although court was adjourned an hour earlier on his account. The defense first renewed the mo tion to have the jury instructed to dis regard all testimony relative to the pos session of a weapon by the defendant a day or two prior to the shooting, contending that no connection had been shown between that and the shooting. The court ruled that the testimony was competent, in view of other testimony given by witnesses for the state. Editorials from the Columbia State relating to J. H. Tillman were then read and affirmed in evidence by the defense. in ruling on a point in controversy affecting the introduction of the edito rials. the court stated that the purpose for which the editorials were admitted was to show the feelings existing be tween the defendant and N. G. Gon- 2 ' " Fill Him Full of Lead. The first witness called to-day by the defense was T. D. Mitchell, who was a resident of Columbia in 1902. He was asked if he had had any conver sation with N. G. Gonzales in 1902 in which the name of J. H. Tillman was xnent’oncd. He replied in the five saving: "I think it was some time in September just after one of those editorials in his paper was pub lished." . . .. He s&id he met Mr. Gonzales in the street and, asked by counsel to de tail the conversation, said among other things that he asked Mr. Gonzales if he didn't think it about time to let up on old Jim. 1 Giving Mr. Gonzales reply, the witness stated: He said: 'I can slap his face ‘and he wouldn't resent it.’ ” The witness further stated: “He said. If he ever bats his eyes at me, I'll fill him so full of lead he can't tote It off.' " The witness said he told Mr. Till man of the conversation. On cross examination he said he never had any other conversation with Mr, Gonzales than this. On further cross examination, witness he forced the conversation on Mr. Gon zales; also that he knew Mr. Gon zales by sight, but never was intro duced to him, and further that he had told a few days ‘after the shooting that the conversation would be good evi dence tor tiie defendant. He said he had sympathized with Mr. Ambrose E. Gonzales. Would Kill the Ra*cl. A. J. Flowers, a street railway con ductor in Columbia, in 1902, in answer to counsel for defense, said he hod heard a conversation had by Mr. Gon zales during the summer of 1902. He said Mr. Gonzales and three other wen were riding on his car in Colum bia. Asked to state the conversation, the witness said: T had a big load of passengers and was going around collecting fares and helping the ladies and children off and 1 got pretty close to them collecting feres, and they were discussing poli tics, the three men and Mr. Gonzales, and i just overheard what 1 did heag." Mr Nelson—“He was not talking to you ?" ' •'■o, sir,” the witness replied, “I heard him tell them that if he did not succeed in defeating Mr. Tillman in the Governor's office, that he would never he seated, because he would kill tr.e rascal." He said he did not think anything of T“* remarks at the time and. on cross •*amination, said it was not until two months ago that he told this, and in answer to further questions, said he 'tot,. to d e f(> n j an t The letter 'ns introduced by counsel for defense, j™ !n It the witness said he would us a witness if he could be of evo J?? rv ' ce - He was a member of 1 1 illman’s regiment. tlmle Other Threats. *' • Hughes of Warrenton said he ... ~ ,n Columbia in 1902, and while oikmg down Main street with four ; whom he named, they met Mr. ber s ea ' Mr ' Stroud, of their num he aald ' "'as asked by Mr. Gon- I u aboU * thp mill rate. He h< . as^e( * Mr. Gonzales if Mr -p**" * think he had done ii .•i ra , a a n a great injustice, to which ■ said Mr. Gonzales replied that he uld get greater injustice after the n „ a “'l *t ought to be lead.” h L r j' OKS ‘ e xaminatlon the witness said hud only told this four months ago. v -? lalock testified that he was '>• i M Hughes at the time, and that heard this conversation. ',F h £ shire ’ a Printer on an An „ ',' on <?• newspaper, was asked to ; V What he told Mr. Tillman at a mpaign meeting in Anderson in 1900. tv J.’ ? n was raised by counsel for .. *' ate nn th e ground that the state 'va* uot made by Mr. Gonzales, ... ‘ consequently hearsay. The Jury ' el ?j out. when the witness said: st-.t. / hlm a representative of The S /newspaper) told me that Mr. ■onzales carried a gun for him. and viH. „ and better not jump on him 1 1 .I stick, for if he did he would get n -l shot out of him.” n.fcn.p Objected. evtola'i 9 lengthy argument by counsel court beyond the dinner recess the comro.- U that the testimony was when the witness made the ThT before the Jury. feiTM Representative of the State re ion solicitor for the paper, and potential) illornimj | said the conversation with Mr. Geer occifred on a train between Newberry anc> Anderson. The witness was in Cos) Tillman’s regiment, and on cross exitnination said he paid particular at tention to the statement, as he wanted tf tefl Mr. Tillman what was said. Ho slid when he told the defendant he poked as if ’it hurt him and that lie /nade no reply. / The witness detailed the conversa tion which led up to what he stated was said by Mr. Geer. He said it began with an inquiry as to whether the "soldier boys” were going to sup port Mr. Tillman. Henry S. Head of Augusta, Ga., said he was in Columbia one year ago this month, and that he was around with Mr. Tillman, and that after parting with him, and while in company with H. B. Simms, a man whom he did not know’, but whom he was subsequently told was N. G. Gonzales, met them and that Mr. Gonzales asked him if he was the man who was out riding with Mr. Tillman. “I told him I was,” witness said, add ing: “He asked me where he was at. I told him I left him standing at the transfer station.” H. B. Simms of Granitevillo gave similar testimony. R. S. Anderson of Edgefield, an em ploye of the United States Senate, aft er stating that he was in Edgefield during the summer of 1902, denied that he had held any conversation with Mr. Tillman in a livery stable in Edgefield, in which the expression, "Get at him” was used, or that he had engaged in any conversation with Mr. Tillman re garding Mr. Gonzales as testified to in this trial. James Davis, the last witness called, had but begun on his testimony when Judge Gary ordered an adjournment that the sick juror might not be over taxed. FAST FLYER STRUCK MATERIAL TRAIN. Many of Crexv Shaken Up tint No body Killed. Greensboro, N. C., Oct. 7.—The through vestibule train between Wash ington and Atlanta ran into a material train two miles north of here At 7 o’clock to-night, badly shaking up a number of passengers, many of whom were at supper, but doing no serious damage to anyone. V. W. Duvall of Hyattsville, Md.; H. D. Baker, of Washington, mail clerk; L. A. Stone, express messenger, of Pilot Mountain, N. C., and Jim Wright, colored fireman of No. 29, of Spencer, were slightly injured by being hurled agtunst the side of the car. Two white boys, i.5 years of age, of Dan ville, who were beating the vestibule on the first blind, were injured in the head, but escaped before a physician arrived, their names not being ascer tained. There was intense excitement here at the first report of the wreck to the effect that twenty-seven passengers h*ad been killed. The truth was not known until the rescue train returned at 9 o’clock. No. 29 was coming at a rate of ‘-5 miles an hour. The material train had not reached the siding, the engi neer sent a flagman ahead to see if the track was clear and the flagm’an reported all right, a few minutes be fore the collision occurred. The pilot of the Vestibule was entirely destroy ed, but there was no material damage to cars or track. SIXTEEN NEW CASES OF YELLOW FEVER. Such. With One Dentil, Is Record of Laredo Yesterday. Laredo, Tex., Oct. 7.—There has prac tically been no change In the yellow' fever situation besides announcement of sixteen new oases and one additional death. The latest victim was Thomas W. Hutton, 28 years of age, a machin ist, who was employed by the Mexi can National Railroad Company in their shops. In Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, three deaths occurred last night and that there is a great number of new cases. An investigation by Drs. Tabor and Murray shows there is no fever at Corpus Christi. clevelanFTTbe GUEST OF HONOR. Will Make Address Before Chicago Commercial Clnh. Princeton, N. J., Oct. 7—Ex-President Grover Cleveland will be the guest of honor of the Commercial Club at Chi cago on Oct. 14 and will make an ad dress before the club on that occasion. James H. Eckels, president of the club, and president of the National Bank of Chicago, called on Mr. Cleveland yes terday and completed the arrange ments. He will leave for Chicago Tues day. IN HEAD-ON COLLISION FOUR MEN ARE KILLED. Two Ollier Men Hort and Three En gines Demolished. Siloam Springs, Ark., Oct. 7.—Four men were killed and two injured in a head-on collision between a double header freight train and an extra en gine four miles north of here last night on the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The dead: Engineer Worrell and Engineer Pen rose, Mena, Ark. Fireman Hamlin, Siloam Springs; Fireman Rogers, Pittsburg. Kan. The. three engines wer;e demolished. Traffic was delayed several hours. SAME DIRECTORS ELECTED BY A. G. S. Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 7. —At the an nual meeting here to-day of the stock holders of the Alabama Great Southern Railroad, a division of the Queen and rrpscent system, the old board of direc tors was re-elected. The board of di rectors will meet soon in New dork, and It is expected that the present offi cers will oe re-elected. Eleventh Victim of Wrcclt. Charlotte, N. C., Oct. 7.—A special to the Observer from Danville says: Lewis W. Spies, one of the mail clerks injured in the wreck of the fast mail Sunday a week ago, died late last right. Spies had his leg amputated last Friday and yesterday afternoon he was taken worse. This makes the eleventh victim of the wreck. SAVANNAH. GA.. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 8, 1903. CHANGE OF TACTICS GROUT WILL XOT CARRY HIS CASE TO THE COURTS. WILL REMAIN INACTIVE TILL AFTER ELECTION, THEN AP PEAL TO BOAIID OF ELECTIONS. Thin Roily Hi-rnrti*nn anil May Be Deadlock—Roosevelt’* Vnele May He Nominated hy Democrat* for Preuldeut Borough of Manhattan. Himich* Accepted I’laee Before It NVn* OlHoinlly Tendered Him. Grout Won't Say If Murphy Ha* Induced Him to Keep Quiet. New York, Oct. 7. —All uncertainty regarding the action of the Citizens Union and Republican organizations on the question of ousting Messrs. Grout and Fornes from the fusion ticket was removed to-night when both conven tions for controller and aldermanic president, made at the original conven tion, and to nominate instead, Fred erick W. Hinrichs of Brooklyn and E. J. McGuire of Manhattan. Not much credence is given to the rumor that Robert B. Roosevelt, uncle of the President, has been asked to take the Tammany nomination for president of Manhattan baiough. New York, Oct. 7.—lt is now said that the fight to protect Controller Grout, whom the fusionists seek to de pose as their candidate, will not be made in the courts, but in the board of elections. It is pointed out that the board of elections being bi-partisan and equally divided, can be deadlocked. This new line of defense for Grout, according to the story current in po litical circles, simply involves remain ing inactive until the representatives of the Republican party offer the cer tificates of nomination for filing and then deadlocking the board on the question of filing them. An afternoon paper says that Robert Roosevelt, uncle of the President, is to be the Democratic nomi nation for president of the borough of Manhattan. John Fox, former presi ident of the Democratic Club has been asked, according to the statement - f the paper, to call upon Mr. Roosevelt in behalf of Tammany, and tender him the place. Robert Roosevelt is a Democrat. The Evening Post says that Fred eric Hinrichs gave assurances positive ly that he would accept the nomination for controller on the fusionist ticket in place of Grout before the Citizens’ Un ion Committee met yesterday. Mr. Grout declined to-day to either deny or confirm a report that Leader Murphy of Tammany had induced him to refrain from making a legal fight to hold his place on the fusion ticket. In Chaotic Condition. The chaotic condition of the Demo cratic organization in Brooklyn was made evident to-night, when Martin W. Lyttleton, the Democratic candi date for borough president, made his first campaign speech, at the Seymour Club. Mr. Lyttleton was Introduced just after resolutions indorsing all the candidates or the city tickets were read and unanimously carried amid cheers. He immediately launched into a speech condemning the cours<* of Leader Murphy anti the delegates from Tam many Hall at the convention, and made it plain that the Brooklyn leaders would not support either Mr. Grout or Mr. Fornes. SECOND CRAZY MAN VISITS WHITE HOUSE. Has Been Adjudged Insane and gent to Government Asylnin. Washington, Oct. 7.—John Decker of Norwich, Conn., who evidently is a mechanic, about 44 years of age, en tered the White House soon after the doors were opened this morning. The officials thought from his actions that he was a. crank and arrested him. He was not armed and made to resistance when placed under arrest. He was turned over to the police authorities. Decker was examined later in the day, pronounced insane and removed to the government insane asylum. .\’o* Bright, Hut Hnrmlm. Norwich. Conn., Oct. 7.—John Decker, who is supposed to be the man under arrest in Washington, has been em ployed for the last two years at the fac tory of the Thames Arms Company. He has a brother, Henry, who also works in the factory. John is unmarried. At the office of the factory it was said that John Decker came there yes terday morning dressed in his Sunday clothes, and announced that he wanted to give up his job. saying he was going away. He was paid off and left. As far as has been learned, he said noth ing about where he was going. The manager of the Thames Arms Company says that while Decker was peculiar and was not considered par ticularly bright, mentally, he never showed any signs of violence. KING PETER ADDRESSED . SERVIAN LAWMAKERS. Congrntnlates Country on Friendly Reintlons Wllh All Powers. Belgrade, Servia, Oct. 7.—King Pe ter opened the Skupshtina this morn ftig. In the speech from the throne his majesty dwelt upon Servia’s friend ly relations with all the powers, espe cially the neighboring states which he desired to he maintained. Referring to Macedonia, King Peter said he hoped the reforms would be carried out and peace preserved. The King urged the Skupshtina to legislate for the financial and commer cial advancement of Servia. His maj esty's speech was enthusiastically re ceived. SOUTHERN COLORS BORNE BY CORTEGE. Gen. Bradley T. Johnson Buried With Many' Honor*. Baltimore, Md.. Oct. 7.—The funeral of Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, the noted lawyer and Confederate soldier, who died in Virginia on Monday last, and whose body lay in state yesterday, in the capitol at Richmond, took place here to-day. The body was brought to Baltimore under an escort of Richmond veterans and a large contingent of Maryland Confederate veterans attended the fu neral. the Southern colors borne during thee Civil War being carried at their head. Many noted citizens were present at the depot and later filled Christ Protest ant Episcopal Church, where services were conducted by Rev. Edwin Barnes Niver, the rector, and Rev. William M. Dame, rector of Memorial Protestant Episcopal Church. Both Rev. Mr. Niver and Dr. Dame Were at the depot, the latter in his uniform as captain and chaplain of the Fifth Maryland Regi-. ment. Capt. George W. Booth. John P. Poe and other old friends met the family as the train drew into the station and escorted the ladies to carriages in wait ing. When the casket was taken from the outer case it was covered with the tattered Confederate battleflag of the First Maryland Cavalry, that played an important part in Gen. Johnson’s mili tary career. Two wagon loads of flowers were drawn up by the side of the hearse and contained more designs than could possibly be placed upon the coffin. Among the floral offerings was a box of cut flowers from President and Mrs. Roosevelt. After the church services, the body was taken to Loudoun Park Cemetery under detachments of militia and vet erans and buried. Judge Charles E. Phelps of the Su perior Court, who was a federal col onel during the war, adjourned that tribunal as a tribute to Johnson’s mem ory, using the following language: “Gen. Johnson was an author, a scholar, a brilliant lawyer and con versationalist, a philosopher and a high toned and public spirited citizen. This court will now adjourn as a trib ute to his distinguished memory." RUSSIA WONT GO UNLESS SATISFIED. China Appeal* to Japan for Asslst a nee. Yokohama, Oct. 7.—According to in formation received here the Russian minister at Pekin, M. Lessar, has in formed the Chinese Foreign Office that Russia will never evacuate Manchuria unless her latest demands are grant ed. China, it is added, has appealed to the Japanese minister, M. Uchida. for Japanese assistance. t The Japanese residents of Jef-Wei- Ju have filed a petition with the For eign Office at Tokio asking that a Jap anese warship and troops be sent to protect their interests, in view of the menacing attitude of Russia. The re ply of Japan is not yet known. NON-UNION GIRLS STRIPPED OF CLOTHES. Leader of Mob Arrested Bnt Dis charged by Court. New York, Oot. 3.—' Twenty-five striking ’girl rag-sorters, formerly em ployed in the factory of Steinberg Bros. In First street, attacked the fifteen girls who were employed in their plhces as the latter were about to enter the fac tory early to-day. Encouraged by one thousand spectators, the rioting girls tore the clothing of the workers and pummelled them with their lists. One girl, said to be the ringleader, was ar rested. The strikers had been out three weeks. Emma Schwartz, the girl arrested, was arraigned in court and discharged with a reprimand. HEAVY FINES PUT ON UNION TRESPASSERS. Hhil Disobeyed Court's Injnnctlon to Keep Off Lands. Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 7.—For violat ing an injunction restraining United Mine Workers officials from trespass ing on the property of the Tennessee Coal Company at Briceville, Tenn., Chancellor Kyle at Clinton, Tenn., to day fined and sentenced the following officials: F. L. Rice, national organiier, who came from lowa, was fined S4OO and sentenced to eighty and iys in Jail: Rob ert Vaughan, $350 and seventy days; J. H. Saylors, SIOO, and twenty days; G. L. Rice, SSO and ten days; An drews, SSO and ten days. The defend ants appealed to the Supreme Court and made bond. panamaTcanaTtreaty SUBJECT OF REPORT. Bogota, Colombia, Oct. 5, Monday, via Buena Ventura, Oct. 7.—Senator Rivas Groot, who was commissionad to report on the canal treaty, says his report is ready, and will be presented to the Senate to-morrow in secret ses sion, he desiring first to know what impression it makes on the Senate. Senator Groot believes the present treaty is unconstitutional, because of the cession of sovereignty; but he thinks the treaty could have bean ne gotiated with slight modifications. Can’t Chnnue Constitution. Bogota, Oct. 6, Tuesday, via Buena Ventura, Oct. 7. —Senator Rivas Groot, in his report, says hs anulously wishes the canal to be built, but in harmony with the actual constitution of Colom bia, he adds that the proposed changes in the constitution would meet with invincible resistance. popFimadTaTustice. Washington, Oct. 7.—Attorney Gen eral Knox had a conference to-day with the President, at which It was decided to appoint William R. Pope as asso ciate justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico. Mr. Pope was special counsel for the government in the con sideration of private land claims and Philippine land claim and was strong ly recommended by the Attorney Gen eral. DAHLGREN RAMMED STRUCK BY TORPEDO BOAT SHARK AND NEARLY SINK. HOLE TORN IN HER SIDE. ONLY DAMAGE TO SHARK THE LOSS OF PAINT. Shark AVa* Dot for a Tent anil Wo* Making linn Iml or Water—Rose Within Twenty Feet of the Dnhl gren—Engine* ltever*eil hut Her Impetus So Great She Struck Other Boat Before She Was Under Control—Commander Sny* Strong Tide Made Her Uncontrollable. New York. Oct. 7.—The submarine torpedo boat Shark during a trial at Greenport, L. 1., to-day rammed the torpedo boat Dahlgren, which with her crew of seven men. barely escaped sifiking. Junior Lieutenant C. Nelson took the Shark out for a trial and steamed out into the middle of the bay, making several quick dives. When she reach ed the opposite shore she headed back for a long spin under water. The boat poked her nose under the surface and dived down fifty-eight feet. It was planned to run three and a half miles at the rate of six and a half miles an hour. Those on short who figured when she would rise, were becoming alarmed when she did not appear, when sud denly she rose less than twenty feet from the Dahlgren, which was lying at the dock. Lieut. Nelson signaled to reverse her engines, but her head was too strong, and she crashed into the port side of the Dahlgren lying at the pier. Wa ter immediately rushed into the Dahl gren and she settled alarmingly. The steam pump was set working and after half an hour's hard work, got control of the water. An examination showed that a hole about four feet long had been torn through the plates aft of the engine room. The only mark on the Shark was the tearing of the paint from her fam-like bow. Lieut. Nelson said afterward that the strong ebb tide made the Shark momentarily uncontrollable. He had figured to run to the surface a short distance from the Dahlgren and prove the Shark’s ability to run close to an enemy and then back quickly away. WENT TO FLOG NEGRO; ONE DEAD, ONE WOUNDED. Charles Brown, Who Was Killed, Native of Georgia. Henderson, Tex., Oct. 7.—Late last njght a party of young white men went to the home of Bob Williams, a negro, for the purpose of flogging him for some alleged offense, not clearly stated. The negro warned them not to ap proach, but they continued to advance, when the negro fired, killing Charles Brown, a young man recently from Georgia, and wounding a young man named Garsett. The negro is in the hands of the sheriff, who will probably spirit him away to-night. HIGH WATER'HELPS DREDGING WORK. Seattle, Wash., Oct, 7.—The high wat er in Lake Union at 6 o'clock this morning burst through the dam’s re taining walls at the side of the first gates, at the head of the government canal. The gates are still standing, but the flood has eaten a big channel around the lock. News from Fremont Indicates that while the damage to the work the government has already done will be great, it is a fact that the flood of water is doing more to finish and deepen the canal than the government could do in five years. There is no prospect of damage to other than gov ernment properly, beyond the possible shut down of Lake Union mills until new dams can be built at the head of the canal. People of Ballard and Fre mont are jubilant over the good work accomplished by what under other cir cumstances would have been a destroy ing agent. D Y N A MITE DfRACK OF CONSOLIDATED CO. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct 7.—Sev eral feet of the Algoma Central Rail road track near the Consolidated Lake Superior Company's brick plant was blown up with dynamite last night. The dynamiters were evidently in too great a hurry to do a complete job. The track was repaired to-day with little trouble, and trains are running as usual. In some quarters the attempt Is charged to disgruntled employes of the Consolidated Company. LEAGUE 0F MUNICIPALITIES. Baltimore, Oct. 7.—The seventh an nual convention of the League of American Municipalities beg'an here to-day and will continue during three days. Robert M. MoLane, mayor of Baltimore, delivered a brief address of welcome, which was responded to by Hon. J. Adger Smith, president of the league and mayor of Charleston, S. C. The annual reports of Treasurer Thomas P. Taylor, ex-mayor of Bridge port, Conn., and John MacVlcar, ex mayor of Des Moines, la., were read. BISSELLSREMAINS TO BE CREMATED. Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 7.—The funeral of former Postmaster General Wilson Shannon Bissell will be held Friday aft ernoon at 4 o’clock from Trinity Epis copal Church. The body will be cre mated the same evening at the Buffalo Crematory. SICK JUROR DELAYED HAYWOOD TRIAL. Took Port In Trfnl In Afternoon Lying On n Cot. Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 7.—A sick juror prevented any hearing in the Haywood- Skinner trial this morning. The juror, who is sick, is Charles Davis, who is having a bilious attack, and who had a chill this morning. In the afternoon he was brought into court on a cot and lay there during all the hearing, saying he was able to stand It. The testimony given to-day bore mainly upon the position of Skinner’s hands just before Haywood shot, many witnesses for the defense saying he had his left hand reaching behind him. The first ladies to testify in the trial were Mrs. Eleanor Billings and her daughter. Miss Hannah Billings, of this city, who testified that both shots were in rapid succession, and that aft er these Skinner had just lett the side walk. There was testimony from Mrs. Bill ings that she saw a red spot on Hav wood's face as if someone had struck him, though neither witness saw any encounter. The defense introduced witnesses who attacked the character of Mr. Sauls, state's witness, saying he is not a truthful man. The defense put on many witnesses to prove the character of their main witnesses. In the cross examination of several witnesses for the defense, it was brought out that Skinner, when in the street, had his back to Haywood till just before the second shot. The indications to-night are that the defense will close to-morrow. The state will then Introduce rebuttal evi dence, and this is certain to take up the balance of the week. There are then to be twelve speeches in the case. The Court House is crowded at each session of the court. HARSH’CRIfICISM” OF CHAMBERLAIN. Hl* Movement I’renintnre, Says Covernmen t Payer. London, Oct. 7.—Continuing his fis cal campaign, Mr. Chamberlain to night addressed a meeting of 4.000 per sons In the towm hall of Greenock, a seaport on the Clyde, twenty-two miles from Glasgow. He spoke for one hour and a quarter, and dealt particularly with the questions of retaliation and reciprocity. The late colonial secretary said that he W'as a free trader and wanted to live harmoniously with his neighbors, but he desired free exchange with all na tions. If they would not exchange he was not n free trader at any price. The Evening Standard, a stanch gov ernment organ, commenting on Mr. Chamberlain's speech, says: "Altogether, his speech strengthens the conclusion that the movement has been premature,, and that the facts which are held to Justify it have been loosely collected and only half assim ilated.” KANSAS TOWN WAS WIPED OUT BY TORNADO. Many Killed anil Hurt and Much Properly Loss. Empria, Kan., Oct. 7.—Three persons killed outright, two fatally injured and others more or less seriously hurt with enormous property damage, is the net result of tornadoes that pre vailed near Hamilton, Greenwood county, and near Aliceville, in Cof fee county, Kans'ds, last night. The town of Aliceville, which has 200 inhabitants, was practically de molished. Wires were prostrated and the extent of the storm was not learned until late to-day. The list of casual ties may yet be incomplete. Heavy wind 'and rain storms were general all over central Kansas late last night. With the exception of those near Hamilton and Aliceville and vi cinity, however, only minor damage resulted. RAIN STRUcTcA*Mp7~ IS NOW SEA OF MUD. Camp Young, West Point, Ky„ Oct. 7. \t the last moment to-day the ele ments again caused the postponement of the division review, the one dress parade feature of the maneuvers for combined regulars and militia. The vio lent wind and rain storm which came up this afternoon turned the parade ground into a sea of mud so deep as to render It impossible for the com mands to have maintained presentable alignments, even had the storm abated The heavy rains during the past three days have made the fields and roads so soft as to Impede the maneu vers. Another twenty-four hours of wet weather would make a great deal of tic country Impassable for artillery and difficult for rapid operation of in fantry. FEWER~CANDIDATES FOR MINISTRY. Asheville, N. C., Oct. 7.—The Synod of Tennessee of the Northern Presby terian Church begin its session last ev ening in Elizabeth Boyd Memorial Church. A large number of delegates was assigned to the various hotels and boarding houses. The features of to day's session of the synod were two reports, one on education and the other on foreign missions. Prof. E. B. Walker made the report on ministerial education, showing a gradual decline In the number of men offering themselves for the gospel min istry. He thought the underlying cause was the indifference to be found in churches and the Insufficiency of sup port given to ministers, young men be ing loath to enter a profession where constant sacrifices are necessary. DAILY, A YEAR. _ S CENTS ‘A COPY. WEEKLY2-TIMES-A-WEBK. *1 A YEAR AIR SHIP DIDN’T FLY SECOND ATTEMPT ON POTOMAC ENDED IN DISMAL FAILURE. AERODROME WAS WRECKED AND MANLEY, WHO STARTED ON TRIP, GOT DUCKED. Ve**el'* Momentum Carried It One Hundred Yard* from Point of Launching—No Semblance of Flight at Any Time—Experiment Made from Iloußebont on Potomac. OfHoinl Statement Admit* Knilure but Expresses Confluence of Ulti mate Sneer**—Langley Not at the See tie. Widewater,. Va., Oct. 7.—‘The sixty foot, steel built flying machine, the cli max of years of exhaustive study in the efforts of Prof, Samuel P. Langley, sec retary of the Smithsonian Institution, to solve the problem of mechanical flight in mid air, was launched to-day and the experiment, carefully planned and delayed for months, proved a com plete failure. The immense airship sped rapidly along its seventy foot track, was car ried by its own momentum for 100 yards and then fell gradually into :h* Potomac river, whence it emeig and a total wreck. Prof. Charles M. Manley, who has been Prof. Langley’s chief assistant in the work, preliminary to the attemptel flight, made the ascent in the aero drome and escaped with a ducking. At no time was there any semblance of llight, the initial momentum, the light ness of the machine and the sustaining surface of the w'ings furnishing the conditions which account for t ie hun dred yard transit of the air bird from the sixty foot elevation to the water. An official statement, made after the test, admitted that the experiment was unsuccessful, but asserted confidence in the ultimate success of the invention. The launching took place at 12:15 o'clock this afternoon from the super structure of the houseboat moored in the Potomac river two mites from this place. Secretary Langley did not wit ness the failure of his machine ,o-day but remained In Washington, wheie he awaited the result. When all was ready, Prof. Manley took his place In the navigator’s car which was situated close to the gasoline motor. Prof. Manley started the motor, which worked well, the revolutions reaching 1,200 a minute. The big ma chine moved easily along the seventy foot track, in the launching apparatus and took the air fairly well. A five mile breeze was blowing, and for a moment the machine stood up well, but its failure was immediately ap parent. It turned gradually down ward. ‘ , The declination was so positive that Prof. Manley saw' at a glance that but a few movements of the second hand of the stop watch he wore on his left knee would be recorded before both he and the scientific ship would be floundering in the waters of the Potomac. Just before the machine struck the water he shut off his motor, w'hich had worked admirably at the outset. The machine disappeared beneath the water, but only momentarily. The five coiiTcal-shaped floats which had been distributed about the machine to avert its sinking, performed their functions well and the bridges of the machine almost immediately reappeared above the water. It was a moment of grave anxiety for the safety of the navigator, but the fears were Instantly relieved, as his head emerged above the surface. He had sustained no Injury. His face reflected his disappointment at the re sult. He climbed into a row boat which had been kept close at hand and was conveyed to the deck of the tug Bartholdi. There he exchanged his dripping clothes for dry garments. The work of removing the wreck was immediately begun. By 2 o’clock the disabled machine had been put away in the interior of the houseboat. As it was lifted on the decks from the water the complete disaster was evi dent. At practically the same spot, flying machine experiments were conducted on May 6, 1896, at which time Secre tary Langley reported that his aero drome had twice flown over a distance of one-half a mile. WANTS A COMMISSION TO CONSIDER FINANCE. Washington. Oct. 7.—Representative Hill of Connecticut, had n conference with the President to-day regirding financial legislation. In view of the divergent opinions on the subject Rep resentative Hill suggested to the Presl dent that he advocate legislation look ing to the creation hy Congress of a commission to Investigate the subject and report upon the need, If any exist ed, of financial legislation. Th° suggestions, it can be said, was entirely new to the President, but he said he would take it under considera tion. It is expected that the President will make some recommendation for financial legislation In his annual mes sage: but at this time no intimation is given of the nature of that recom mendation. TURKEY DOESN’T FEAR WAR. Constantinople, Oct. 7.—Since the ar rival of M. Natchovlcs, the Bulgarian diplomatic agent here, there is evidence of a relaxation of the strained relations with Bulgarin. Immediately after M Natchovlcs arrived he had a long in terview with the Sultan’s secretary, who repeatedly consulted with Abdul Hamid in the course of the interview. The opinion prevails here that all Im minent danger of a Turko-Bulgarlan conflict has been averted. MRS. B. R. TILLMAN " HURT IN RUNAWAY. Trenton. S. C., Oct. 7.—Late yester day, while driving from Trenton to their home, Mrs. B. R. Tillman, wife of United States Senator B. R. Till man, and her son, were thrown from the buggy by the horse running away. Mrs. Tillman and her son both sus tained severe gashes on their faces, but physicians state that their Injuries gre not serious