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j H ESTILL. President. , , - - Incorporated IMS- ferry of wagons „ nK passengers across new YORK'S FLOORED STREETS. RAINFALL OF 10.04 INCHES rl ,-o transportation lines ft * on CAUSED BIG LOSS. ...wIH of Pei eons Unable to I. I itv Ht All—Reports of Utiifii 1 FlotM lP and Interrupt lona to Traf rrom All Over .Jersey and Lon|t Island - Broken Dan. on Kno.apo Flooded Volley for Ten Miles— Loss to Plants In Pa „.r„..n Alone Estimated at $1,000,- one life Lost So Far as Known. VeW york, Oct. 9.—'Torrential rain Minmenring early yesterday morning and continuing with scarcely any in „rm,.s,nn until late this afternoon, during which time the unprecedented -recipiiation of 10.04 inches was re .orded at the local weather bureau, , aid xevv York city and all the sur rounding country under a flood to-day, causing damage that will amount to many hundreds of thousands of dol lars. To-night the rain has ceased, but a joast storm is reported to be approach es,, and a threatened hurricane ren ders it unsafe for vessels of any class to leave I |ort - Suburban, steam and trolley lines, mth hardly an exception, were crip pled by the floods and washodts and ln the early morning rush hours thous ands of suburban residents were unable to reach their offices in this city. Those ho were fortunate enough to cross the ferries found further progress Hocked hv the submerged condition of the water front streets, across which they were ferried in trucks and wag ons. Reports of extensive floods and se rious damage to property and inter ruptions of traffic came from almost oil sections of New Jersey and Long Island. In Newark, Passaic and other large manufacturing centers many factories were closed down owing to the flooding of engine rooms. In many places electric light and power plants were shut down for the same reason. Adam on the Ramapo river at Pomptan broke, flooding the valley for ten miles, but causing no loss of life. Pnterson Hit Hard, ftrerson was one of the worst suf ferers. and for a time this afternoon there was grave danger of a repetition of the terrible disaster of last Febru ary To-night the flood is subsiding, and all danger is believed to be over. A great part of the city was laid un der water and scores of plants, includ ing those of the American Locomotive Works and Paterson Steel Cdmpany were flooded and shut down, entailing a loss estimated at fully $1,000,000. Only ne life was lost —that of a girl drown ed by the carrying away of a bridge over a creek. Thousands of New Jer sey commuters slept in New York to night, being unable to return to their homes. Flood Worst In Years. Scranton, Pa., Oct. 9.—Reports from up and down the Wyoming valley com ing in to-night are that the flood is the worst in years. No. 1 mine at Carboon 4le, and the Greatwood at Mayfield are filling with water. Heavy Full at Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Oct, 9- —The heavy rain storm which set in Thursday morn ing continues to-night. During the last thirty-sixth hours 3 1-10 inches of rain has fallen. The storm is accom panied by a high wind, which reached a maxim of thirty-six miles an hour this afternoon. Beyond the flooding *f a few streets caused by choked up ■ewers, no damage of any consequence has been done in this citv or vicinity. The Delaware and Schuylkill rivers arc above normal, but nowhere near the | danger point. At Atlantic City, N. J„ four inches p* r in fell between Ba. m. and Bp. m. to-day At Delaware Breakwater the wind reached a velocity of fifty miles a - hour Hurricane warnings are up along the coast from the Delaware tapes north. Hnilrnnd Tracks Covered, Trenton. N. J., Oct. 9.—The rising of ‘he Assanpink creek resulted in the hooding of the power house of the Tbrnton Street Railway Company. All street railway traffic had to be sus pended The water continued to rise otil midnight, when it became so high that tho tracks of the Pennsylvania cri, which crosses the creek at Clin on were so inundated that trains could ot pass. Two trains are stulled and J™ 1 ’ traffic throughout the city Is It , 1 . 1 ?' suspended. It is expected that and " 1 , 1 *” "everal hours before the wa-. subsides sufficiently to permit the httline of trains. "inti Bier. Two in Water. Oct. 9.—Two deaths. ,h *' high winds, were reported , l"-v ht ' At York> Pa - Walter Royer, ban?' “ , ? r) ' < T boy, was standing on the tr in . lhe city reservoir, when the bim into the water and he ttem. before his body could be Lit? \ Johll Brown, living at Crum V’e *„ Sh<>rt 'bstnr.ce from this city, ’"vnod In the snme manner. VAYORS~HavI ADJOURNED. the | f ' re ' — T,le convention of elne,. > 2 American Municipalities Jam-* v sessions here to-day. Mayor , s ' ' Hei( d, of Nashville, Tenn., '>.„ri‘ s n' e(1 resident, R. G. Khett, hurt,,,, ' ( ’., was elected a k'l.?., r? st St - Louis, 111., was se- Tho f* e *t place of meeting, iron nrm ernion adjourned Anally at M, T n invitation of Mayor Robert * went aboard Jbsded • , bay steamer and pro- Kav-,1 , Annapolis to inspect the Aboard tho T y ‘ A collation was served Reamer. 11 -M. I j; 1 ' aa i° u mment Mayor Robert of the lejiw',*,'- of Baltimore, on behalf s*‘si<frn presented to the retiring ‘i ay ~ J - Adger Smyth, of * r *’ v *J gofo * badge a I,an ' ls<>me,y en ' Jtlo ruing fCctos. STRIKING SCREWMEN AFTER STRIKE BREAKERS. Will Seek to Show They Are De prived of Their Liberty. New Orleans. Oct. 9.—The wharves to-day were crowded with a motley assemblage of white and black screw men and their sympathizers, prepared for any attempt the steamship agents might make to begin loading with the men imported from St. Louis. A large police force was on hand to preserve order. The steamer Colonian on which the strike breakers are housed, remained in mid-stream. A dozen skiffs put off from the wharves containing screw men and their sympathizers and hung about the Colonian seeking to gather information from the men on board and to entice some of them to come ashore. One man did accept the invitation, sliding down a rope and being hauled into a skiff. He was given an ova tion when he reached shore. The man says they were hired at St. Louis un der promise of $4 a day and board and transportation each way, and that they were assured that there was no strike here, but simply a shortage of labor. Many of them, it is now said, want to desert. The screwmen were in conference with lawyers to-day seeking to have affidavits made before United States 1 Commissioner Craig that United States citizens were being deprived of their liberty on a British ship. The screwmen’s strike will reach a crisis to-morrow, when a large number of non-union men will go to work on the cotton ships under police protection, backed by a federal injunction. The fight will be to a finish, both sides being de termined. REDUCTION INMATES ON SOUTHERN IRON. Change Will Have Great Effect on Market Conditions. Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 9.—Effective to-morrow, a reduction of 50 cents a ton in iron freight rates will be made by the Southern Iron Committee, which includes the railroads handling the product of the Southern furnaces and miffs. For the past ten days every pos sible shipment has been held back to take advantage of the cheaper freight rate, and it is now estimated that sev eral hundred carloads of iron are ready to be moved out. The shipment of pig iron from this section since Oct. 1 has not been of much consequence. The shipments which were absolutely necessary were made, but many thousand tons of iron have been held back to start out after midnight to-night. The rates will be in effect to Cin cinnati, St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburg. All these points buy considerable iron in the Birmingham district, and the re duction of 50 cents per ton. which goes to the consumer, practically will play an important part in the general con ditions of the iron markets. TWO RESIGNATIONS IN POSTOFFICE. Auditor rmtle 1. raven to Conduct Private Bnsinens. Washington, Oct. 9.—Announcement of the resignation of H. A. Castle, au ditor for the Postoffice Department, was made to-day. The resignation was dated Oct. 7 and was directed to the Secre tary of the Treasury, who has indicat ed his acceptance. The resignation is to take effect .when his successor is ap pointed and qualifies, and Mr. Castle said to-day that he would remain in of fice until that time. Mr. Castle also said that he had ten dered his resignation last spring, but that when the investigation of Post office Department affairs was begun, Secretary Shaw asked him to remain, and he had consented to do so. Mr. Castle added that his reason for resigning is found in the necessity for giving attention to his private business, and that as soon as relieved from the duties of his official position he would return to his old home at St. Paul. The resignation of G. A. C. Chris tiancy as assistant attorney in the of fice of the assistant attorney general for the Postoffice Department, tendered several months ago, also was accepted. dynamite blew up SOUTHERN RY. CARS. Accident Censed by Jar While Shifting. Greensboro, N. C., Oct. 9.—Three ter rific explosions of dynamite, one quick ly succeeding another, brought the whole Are force of Greensboro to the shifting yaa-ds in the Southern Railway at 10 o'clock to-night. A jar in shift ing the cars caused the explosion. Three cars were shattered as by an earthquake, five loaded with all kinds of merchandise entirely consumed and seven others and their contents badly damaged. At 11 o'clock the Are was under control. BLACKENED EYES AND TORN CLOTHES Marked “Color Hash” t a Kansas Girls' College. Topeka. Kan.. Oct. 9.—On the big stage of the Washburn College Chapel in front of an audience of 500 people, there was a fierce color fight between the girls of the freshnfan and sopho more classes, in which 35 sophomore girls tried to "rush" 40 freshman girls off the platform. Tables and chairs were overturned, the presi dent's chair was smashed to pieces, clothes were torn, hats were lost and eyes blackened In the fierce rough and tumble fight. It was at least thirty minutes before the faculty could sepa rate the two bands 'and restore peace. SAVANNAH. GA.. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 10. 1903. TRIAL NEARS AN END TILLMAN WAS FOUR HOURS ON STAND YESTERDAY. DEFENSE RESTS ITS CASE. WITNESS IN REBUTTAL TOOK UP CLOSING HOURS OF COURT. Tillman Stated He Did Not Think It Safe to Go Unarmed in Columbia. Said He Had a night to Carry a Pistol After His Life Had Been Threatened— I Told Hi* Story of the Shooting—Didn’t Fire Second Time HecauMe Gonzales Didn't Shoot. Showed Automatic Pistol to Jury. End of Trial Nearly in Sight. Lexington, S. C„ Oct. 9.—James H. Tillman was on the stand to-day over four hours, a witness in his own be half. For one full hour he was sub jected to the fire of cross-examination by counsel for the state. But one other witness was placed on the stand by the defense after which the de fense rested. Witnesses in rebuttal were placed on the stand by the state were heard during the closing hours. Splendid pro gress was made to-day toward the con clusion of the trial which already has consumed nearly tow weeks. The defendant resuming his testi mony to-day, was asked as to the im pression made upon him as to Mr. Gonzales feeling toward him by the editorials, a number being indicated by title, replying that they impressed him as intensely bitter. He said he did not make threats in Edgefield or on 'a train. The defendant was asked in refer ence to statements attributed to him while engaged in conversation in his room in a hotel in Columbia on Aug. 20 or 21 of last year. He said: “The conversation Dr. Adams refer red to took place when a number of my friends were in the room and it was a running general conversation. Sometimes I would be talking to one and sometimes to another; sometimes three or four would be talking to me. Somebody came in tho room and told me about some new rumor what Mr. Gonzales would do to me and I made the remark that if he attempted to do that, I don’t think I said as Dr. Adams said, 'snuff his light out,’ but ' him, I would kill him,’ I think.” He said further: “I had been told in at least a dozen places in South Carolina that Mr. Gonzales had stated I dare not come to Columbia and say about him there what I had said on other stumps in the Campaign.” He said the different statements were made in connection with rumors of threats reported to him. Not to Get Oat Alive. The defendant said further that it had been reported that the Opera House in Columbia, where a campaign meeting was to be held was to be packed, and that he was not to be let out alive, and stated that he said if that rumored threat was carried out, “it would be one of tragedies in South Carolina.” Answering counsel, he said he had sent word to Mr. Gonzales to at tend the meeting at Columbia, and make his charges there. He said he did not feel safe to go unarmed, while in Columbia. He said he did not have a pistol in his hip pocket prior to the day of the shooting as testified to by two Columbia boys, but said he did have one in a sling under his coat, showing where it was carried at that time. | Mr. Tillman exhibited the automatic pistol to the jury, saying because of its peculiar shape it could not be car ried in the hip pocket. He added that it was a bottle he had in his hip pock et at the State House. Mr. Tillman put on the overcoat, which he said he wore on the day of the shooting, and stood before the jury, showing that it had no side pock ets. Placing his right hand in a rear pocket he said that was where he drew the pistol from. He said he reached back there, and cocked it when he saw Gonzales. Hl* Story of the Tragedy. After detailing his movements about the State House after the adjournment of the Senate on Jan. 15 the defendant said that in company with Senators Talbird and Brown he started down town. “Just before I got to the transfer sta tion I noticed Mr. Gonzales some dis tance down the street looking at me very intently,” said the defendant, con tinuing: “And just as I got across the pavement, walking along, we were walking along leisurely, Mr. Gonzales was walking along rapidly,” adding: “I never took my eyes off of him, nor did he take his eyes off of me.” At this point in the witness' narra tive a blue print of the scene of the shooting was produced, which was held before the Jury by counsel while the defendant indicated positions as he pro ceeded with his statement, saying: “Mr. Gonzales got about along there .(indicating), he was coming down the street next to the curbstone. We three were walking about in the middle of the sidewalk, as near as I can recollect it. Just before Mr. (Jonzales got to me he cut across toward me.” Answering counsel, he said Mr. Tal bird was on the outside, and that there was room enough for Mr. Gonzales to have passed between Senator Talbird and the curb. "What did he do and what appear ance did he have?” was asked, witness replying: “I Got Yoor Message.” “When he started to cut across the pavement toward me his overcoat was tightly buttoned up and both his hands were thrust in his overcoat pocket. The thumbs of both of his hands were outside of his overcoat pocket until he started to cut across that sidewalk, coming directly toward me and then the thumb of his right hand disappear ed in his pocket, and it happened al most directly in three or four seconds after that, I was expecting him to shoot and I said, ‘I got your message’ and fired.” The defendant stated that when he said "message” he had in mind wWat was reported to him by Capt. White and Mr. Holsonback. Answering counsel, he said fie did r.ot fire a second shot because Mr. Gon zales did not return his fire. “When I fired I did not know.” said ’ the defendant, “whether the pistol had worked or not, and I threw the barrel over on my coat sleeve and I was ex pecting Mr. Gonzales to fire on me and was fixing to shoot again. He did not fire and I took down my pistol.” He said he did not hear Mr. Gon zales say: “Shoot again, you coward.” Expected an Attack. “Mr. Gonzales passed on by me to the corner of the transfer station,” he said, “and went around it a few' feet, and seemed to stop, and hesi tate, and then he turned around, and came back to the corner, and faced down Main street, looking in the di rection of The State office, and I im mediately thought what was in his mind, and I thought I would be at tacked from that quarter, and that was what made me side-step off the sidewalk.” The defendant’s attention was call ed to the testimony of the witnesses who have testified that they took mes sages to him, when he repeated prac tically what had been said, saying in one instance: "I suppose I received at least a thousand messages in the state. I can’t remember everything that was said.” He said that in view of all the rumors carried to him he expected trouble whenever he went to Cotumb’a. When he said something to the ef fect that he might have to live in the penitentiary as testified to, the defendant stated that was said jocular ly, and that he said if the editorials in The State were true he might have to do that. Differences Had Been Settled. The cross-examination was conduct ed by Gen. Bellinger, and in answer to his questions the defendant said thair differences began in IS9O, but said he wrote a letter to Mr. Gonzales in 1892 thanking him for a kindness, and that their differences were at an end at that time. He identified the letter, which was offered in evidence by the state and read. On further cross-examination he said he had no ill feelings toward Mr. Gon zales. until the attacks were made on him about the time he was in the army. “You sooke of him severely on every stump in the state?” queried Mr. Bellinger. “Pretty near every one,” he replied. Having stated that he did not care to get in any trouble, while Lieutenant Governor, Mr. Bellinger said: “You did not mind carrying a con cealed weapon, while you were Lieu tenant Governor?” "Not after my life was threatened; the law gives me that right,” replied defendant. “Didn’t you tell some of your friends that you and Mr. Gonzales had an understanding that when you met that you would shoot the thing out?” “I made the statement that It W'as the general understanding that when we met we would have to shoot it out.” Gonsale* Hail IHstol. The last witness for the defense was W. T. Hyatt, a fireman at the State House. He swore that he saw a pistol in Mr. Gonzales' pocket while the lat ter w'as at the State House. On cross examination he described Mr. Gon zales as a man about four and a half feet tall. When he had left the stand the state immediately put on a number of char acter witnesses attacking the testi mony and veracity of R. H. Holson back, one of the defendant’s witnesses who testified to the shooting. Other witnesses testified as to statements he is alleged to have made about the af fair. One of the rebuttal witnesses tes tified that J. H. Tillman W'as in the office of the State In 1898. When court adjourned at 6 o’clock to-night the end of the trial was near er in sight than it has been at any time In the last few days. TO CATCH BOODLERS TREATY TO BE MADE. Washington, Oot. 9.—The State De partment contemplates opening nego tiations with the governments of Great Britain and France for the pur pose of amending the present extradi tion treaties with those countries so as to secure the extradition of men indicted in Missouri on the general charge of booditng or accepting and giving bribes. It is sflated at the department that the treaties will be made retroactive in accordance with an opinion render ed by Attorney General Knox. BEATEN TO DEATH BY CIRCUS MEN. Kinston, N. C., Oct. 9.—ln a row be tween Job Deaver, a local blacksmith, and three employes of Sautell’s circus, Deaver was beaten to death with a tent pole. In the melee he stabbed one of his assailants with a pocketknife, inflicting a wound which is considered fatal. One of Deaver’s assailants es caped. RUSSIA WON’T MOVE INSTEAD OF QUITTING MANCHURIA ADDS TO HER NAVY. EXPECTS TO HOLD COUNTRY. PUTTING IP EXTENSIVE GOVERN MENT BUILDINGS. X'lceroy Alexieif Is Conducting Joint Naval and Military Manenvcrs on Great Scale nt Port Arthur—Nine ty War Vessels of All Classes Eu gaged—Cliinese Minister to Wash ington Discussed Situation With Secretory Hay—United States* Only Concern to See Tlmt Provisions of New Treaty Are Carried Ont. New Chwang, Manchuria, Thursday, Oct. B.—The Russians are taking no steps to restore the government of New Chwang to the Chinese. On the con trary they are hastening the erection of extensive government buildings, and have added another gunboat to the naval force here. Reports from Northern Manchuria in dicate that no movement has been made towards the evacuation of that territory, and Russian officials are dis cussing the permanent occupation of the points held now as being settled policy. The Russian viceroy. Admiral Alex ieff, has been conducting joint naval and military maneuvers on a great scale in the vicinity of Port Arthur this week. Ninety Russian war ves sels of all classes were engaged. A C hallenge to Japan. Yokohama, Oct. 9.—The leading pa pers, in voicing Japanese opinion to day, show unusually intense feeling on the Far Eastern situation. The Jiji of Tokio says: “The patience of the people has reached the extreme limit. Though Japan only asks Russian ful fillment of treaty pledges, yet Russia is apparently challenging her to a con test.” The Asiah, also of Tokio, arguing on the same lines, points to the moderate Japanese attitude and the “long serious provocation," but'indicates Japan's de sire to maintain peace, "while Russia’s attitude has been uniformly arbitrary and aggressive.” Both papers quoted consider that time makes the situation grow worse for Ja pan, and they say Russia "must mod ify her attitude considerably if an ami cable settlement is to be reached.” Rnsslans Not Jingoes. St. Petersburg, Oct. 9.—The state ment, published in the United .States yesterday by a news agency that an anti-Japanese war sentiment prevails here, is false. Russian society is ab solutely not given to “Jingoism,” the government remains peacefully dis posed, and the Foreign Office disclaims the slightest sentiment of hostility. The newspapers here publish ex tracts from the Japanese press, in dicating hostility to Russia but, the Russian editorials preserve studied calmness. Diplomatic circles are aware that the situation inspires some uneasi ness, but they believe that the gov ernment anticipates a peaceful solu tion. Washington, Oct. 9.—Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng, the Chinese minister, had a long conference with Secretary Hay to-day regarding the situation in Man churia. The minister received information some time ago that there was no ap parent movement on the part of Rus sia indicating that that country would begin the evacuation of Manchuria on Oct. 8, as agreed and as stipulated in a treaty made with China. The Chinese minister naturally feels keenly the con ditions which exist, as it is everywhere i known that China is in no position to ‘ enforce the treaty and compel Russia to evacuate. At present the concern of the United States is to see that the agreements made with China for the open ports in Manchuria are carried out regardless of what Russia may do, either in evac uation or in permanent control of the province. MANY FALL VICTIMS OF YELLOW SCOURGE. Lareilo Report* 20 New Cases Bnt no Deaths. Laredo, Tex., Oct. 9.—To-day’s devel opments show an increase ln the num ber of new cases of yellow fever. The official bulletin to-night is as follows: New cases, 29; deaths, none; total caßes to date. 172; total deaths to date, 7. No new cases or deaths have occurred at Monterey. Since the appearance of the disease ln Monterey there have been six deaths. There are now only eight cases, most of which are convalescing. No reports have been received from Nuevo Laredo, Victoria or Linares, Mex. _ irnUt TWO GUNBOATS SENT IN SEARCH OF MEN. Manila, Oct. 9.—At the request of Governor Taft, Admiral Stirling has dispatched two gunboats, the Isla de Cuba, and the Pampanga, to Albay and Semar, to search the neighboring waters for the little steamer Victoria with Johnson and Herman, the de faulting constabulary offlcfals on board. A coast guard vessel has also been sent out to overtake the fugitives If possible. No word of their where abouts has yet been received from any source. ANGLO-FRENCH TREATY SOON TO BE SIGNED. London. Oct. 9.—The Anglo-French treaty of arbitration Is expected to be signed by Foreign Minister Lansdowne and Ambassador Catnbon at the end of next week. Lord Lansdowne is at present away from London, but will return during the middle of the week and it is hoped that a few days there after the details now wanting to com plete the treaty will have been ar-, ranged and the full draft will be ready for signature. AFRICAN COTTON ENGLAND’S HOPE. Has Million* of Acres and Millions of < lit-np Laborer*. London, Oct. 9.—The first annual meeting of the British Cotton Grow ers’ Association was held in Manches ter to-night. The Ig>rd Mayor presided and the Duke of Marlborough, under secretary for the colonies, and Sir Frederick Lugard, high commissioner for Northern Nigeria, were present. Sir Alfred Jones, president of the as sociation. said that the cotton indus try in Lancashire was in a critical condition. The supply of raw cotton from America was steadily diminish ing. They could not blame the Amer icans for keeping what they need for their own consumption, but the Amer icans could not blame the association for looking abroad for fresh supplies. There were millions of square miles available in British African territory and millions of available cheap labor ers. It only remained for them to teach the blacks to grow cotton in order to enrich both the natives and themselves. Their work in West Af rica was but in the experimental stage. They could produce a fair factory sta ple, and he was glad to show them samples of African-grown cotton to night. Sir Frederick Lugard, in a brief ad dress, said that Nigeria had a terri tory one-third the size of India, avail able for cotton growing, and he would welcome experts from the association and give them every facility for devel oping the industry. The Duke of Marlborough said he had no doubt that the British empire could easily make good any deficiency in the law of supply within Its bor der. STATE IS VENOMOUS Haywood's Attorney Stated to Jnry men. Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 9.—The first day of argument In the trial of Ernest Haywood for the murder of Ludlow Skinner was consumed in three speches. James H. Pou spoke for three hours for the defense. He denounced the conduct of the case by the state as venomous and filthy. His plea for Haywood was self-defense, alleging that Skinner met Haywood, was arm ed, struck him, jumped away, tried to get out his pistol which caught in his pocket and was shot by Haywood who got out his pistol first. Senator John E. Woodward of Wil son, for the prosecution, asked a ver dict of murder In the second degree, saying that even If there was a blow Skinner walked away and that then Haywood shot him without any need. Replying to Mr. Pou, he said that Pou’s denunciation of the prosecution was no more than was expected, as his method was insinuation and theat rical. He spoke for three and a half hours. Col. J. C. L. Harris of Raleigh, be gan his argument for the defense but had not concluded when court ad journed. He urged self-defense and spoke in vindication of the assailed character of Hocut and Schmitz, prin cipal witnesses for the defense. HALF MILLIOn’pUT IN TURPENTINE LANDS. Jacksonville. Fla., Oct. 9.—Deals in Florida turpentine lands, involving nearly half a million dollars, have been consummated during the past week. The week has been one of unusual ac tivity. W. J. Hillman & Cos. purchased the business of D. C. Stricklin & Cos. at Duval, Fla., and 140,000 acres of land from the naval stores manufactur ing company, together with four tur pentine locations, for $200,000. Raymond Cay of Leon county bought 40,000 acres of turpentine lands in Volusia county for SIOO,OOO. Callahan, Fort & Boyd purchased the large turpentine interests of Feagin & Norman at Eagle Park, Polk county, for SIOO,OOO. R. L. Ivey of Ocala bought the plant of S. M. Davis at Juliette for $41,000. J. L. Conoley and M. M. Smith bought for $300,000 the plant of Alford Bros, at Bowling Green. Neil G. Wade, W. E. Bell and D. B. Morrison bought the lumber and shingle mill of James R. Ingram at Lumberton and the turpentine lands of J. T. Wade & Cos. at Millard for $50,- 000. At Dupont, Ga., W. W. Gilt & Sons purchased nine and a half lots of tim ber for SII,OOO. COLD WEATHER STOPPED GAME. Pittsburg, Oct. 9.—Pittsburg-Boston world's championship game postponed until to-morrow, on account cold weather. BISSELL’S BODY CREMATED. Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 9.—The funeral of Wilson S. Bissell, former Postmas ter General, toook place to-day. All the courts in the city adjourned as a mark of respect. The body was cremated. Hunted Man Surrenders. Richmond, Va., Oct. 9.—Frank H. Fitzgerald, who disappeared from Man chester in January, 1902, under charges of embezzlement, reappeared there to day and gave himself up to the author ities. He was clerk of the local school board, and is said to have made away with public money as such official. Where he has been during his absence from Manchester, he does not disclose. Governor's Clerk Indicted. St. Louis, Oct. 9.—“ Al” Morrow, ste nographer and confidential clerk to Gov. A. M. Dockery, was indicted by the Federal grand Jury this afternoon on a charge of aiding and abetting fraudulent naturalization. DAILY, $8 A YEAR. „ 5 CENTS A COPY. WEEKLY 2-TIME9-A-WEEK.iI A YEAR REMEDY OF ZIONISM ONLY HOPE OF RUSSIAN JEWS, SAYS MICHAEL DAVITT. IN BOOK “WITHIN THE PALE” HUSH LEADER TELLS OF TRIP TO CZAR'S DOMAINS, Oppressed linsslnn Jaw Great Dan ger to Rnsslnn Antoerney—Bcn nomie anil Social Conditions Give Wurnlng of Coming Catastrophe. Authorities Could Help Mach hy Simply Destroying Legend That Jews Murder Christian Children n* Port of Their Ritual Ceremon ies Balkan State* Should Do Samo Thing. New York. Oct. 9.—Fresh from a visit to the great centers of Jewish popu lation in Russia, Michael Davitt has written his estimate of the conditions and future of those people in a vol ume entitled “Within the Pale,” which will be issued to-morrow from the presses of A. S. Barnes & Cos. “The Jew, as he is ruled and oppress ed by Russian officials, is a far greater danger to Russian autocracy than anti- Semitism is to the Israelites of the pale,” declares Mr. Davitt in the pref ace of his work. “The danger,” he continues, “was actually avowed by all representative Russians from whom I solicited light and information.” Mr. Davitt sees further catastrophe ahead because of unnatural economic and social conditions. “The facts of the economic and social conditions within the pale of settlement,” he writes, “are so objective that the warn ing they give of a coming catastrophe cannot be ignored. It would be like leaving an epidemic of smallpox to cure itself by neglect. “This condition of things is fully explained and expressed by the term unnatural, it Is analogous to a situa tion which would arise from a federal law compelling every European born artisan and laborer within the whole United States to reside Inside of Penn sylvania and to be forbidden to seek employment outside the cities and towns of that state. “The murderous competition for em ployment, the deadly rivalry for ex istence, the bad blood between oppos ing races, the poverty and social wretchedness which such a condition of things would create—apart from the operation of coercive laws—can readi ly be imagined by the American read er. But this is no overdrawn picture of the economic anarchy prevailing within the Russian pale of Jewish set tlement.” ■ *ar Gan Help Mutters. Mr. Davitt asserts that the Czar can accomplish much for the Jews in the domain by destroying the legend of the blood atonement. ”M. De Plehwe and the Czar.” he avers, “can accomplish one good and blessed work. If so mlnd ed, without altering a single anti-Sem itic Russian law. The Emperor can destroy in Russia the atrocious legend about the annual killing of Christian children by Jews as an alleged part of the blood atonement in Hebrew Paschal rites. > In this humane and Christian task he is entitled to the co-operation of the Emperor of Austria, the King of Rou mania and the heads of the other Bal kan states, where this story of ritual murder Is constantly circulated, and not infrequently as a part of political propaganda. There ought to be a truly Christian crusade waged against this infamous product of ancient, Insensate, sectarian hate.” Discussing the amelioration of the Jews’ condition, Mr. Davltt says: "I have come from a journey through the Jewish pale, a convinced believer of Zionism. I fail to see any other that can offer an equal hope of success. It is a necessity of the actual situation, and faces the growing perils of the Russian Jew with a courageous plan of repatriation. Hope for partial or ul timate emancipation In Russia there Is none. Other countries cannot be ex pected to relieve Russia of the unhappy victims of oppression and poverty. Where then are they to go.” NEGRO CONFESSED TO THREE MURDERS. Another Man Hanged Charged With One of Them. Danville, Va., Oct. 9.—Will Jones, a negro, was hanged here to-day for the murder of Jake Lee last November. Jones, whose real name is James Meal ey, left a confession, In which he ac knowledges to the murder of a freight train brakeman in Clifton Forge, a man on the suburbs of Charlotte, N. C., and an unknown man, who was found murdered near this city about eighteen months ago. Jones claimed that ha was Innocent of the crime for which, he was executed. The three murders above enumerat ed have baffled the police for the past three years, and no clue has ever been obtained. The pol.ee here claim to have had sufficient evidence against Jones, for the last named murder to Justify his arrest in case he was ac quitted of the murder of Lee. Arthur Wilton was hanged here in January for the same crime. Doctors Elected Officers. Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 9.—The third day’s session of the Mississippi Valley Medical Association was held to-day and a most interesting programme car ried out. Both sections met together and Important papers were read. Dr. Hugh T. Patrick, Chicago, was elected president Dr. H. E. Tuley, Louisville, Ky„ sec retary, and Dr. T. H. Stuckey, Louis ville, treasurer. The place for next year's meeting will be announcel later by a special committee. The convention adjourn ed sine die. Receiver* for Boy Shore. Norfolk. Va.. Oct. 9.—Judge Waddlll to-night named H. L. Page, J. A. C. Groner and B. W. Leigh receivers for the Bay Shore Terminal Company. They are the president, general mana ger and director, respectively, of the company. Henry E. Flnck of Baltimore asked for the appointment of a receiver in a friendly suit.