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HOW THE JAPANESE FEED THEIR SOLDIERS AND GUNS CRACK RIFLE SHOTS IN THE ARMY PLAN TO INCREASE THEIR PAY. SCHEDULE OF INCREASES PROPOS ED BV NATIONAL BOARD. Riflemen to Keep Tchlr Prizes—lf Congress Does Not Approve the Plan it Will Re Aske.l to Increase the Pay of Expert Riflemen and Sharpshooters in Infantry and Cavalry to That of First and Sec ond Class Gunners in Coast Artil lcry. Washington, Nov. s.—The advisabil ity of increasing interest in marksman ship among the soldiers of the United States army has been recognized by the army authorities, and, in connection with the work of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice with the militia and civilians, it is in teresting to note that there is a plan on foot to increase the pay of soldiers in the regular army who qualify as expect marksmen. In the infantry and cavalry the ex pert rifleman now receives $1 a month extra for the year in which he quali fies as an expert, but after once win ning this inadequate prize there is no additional reason for the men to keep up their standing. It has, therefore, been suggested that there should be a fair-sized increase of pay for quali fications of this kind and a small one for each succeeding qualification thereafter. In this manner the man’s pay would be increased each year ac cording to his accuracy in markman ship and eventually the amount re ceived would become commensurate with the value to the government of a skilled shot in comparison with a poor one. Proposed Hate of Increase in Pay. With this end in view, it has been recommended that each enlisted man on his first qualification as an expert rifleman receive a monthly increase in his pay of $2 and an additional increase of $1 per month after every other yearly qualification as an expert marksman so long as his service re mains continuous. It is further recom mended that each enlisted man on his first qualification as sharpshooter re ceive a monthly increase of $1 and an additional Increase of 50 cents per month for every qualification as sharpshooter so long as his service re mains continuous. It is also suggested that instead of donating medals at the various competitions as the sole prize for the ones winning thereat, the fol lowing increases in the enlisted man's pay in addition to the medal prizes be ffiEE FREE FREE On Monday, Tuesday and Wednes day of next week yoti ate cordially in vited to attend the Great Carnival at otir expense. To every purchaser of one of our celebrated STEINWAY KNABE, FISCHER or RADLE PIANOS from now until the carnival closes we will give a complimentary ticket entitling the holder to a free trip through the ENTIRE CARNIVAL. Phillips & Crew Cos. Bull and State St*. JOHN S. BANKS, Mgr. authorized so long as the winners' service remains continuous: For division rifle, carbine and pistol practice: To the winner of the gold medal, a monthly increase of $3; first silver medal, $2; second silver medal, $1.50; third silver medal, $1; except that no man may receive the increase cited above for more than one medal in any one year. For army rifle, carbine and pistol competition: To the winner of the gold medal, a monthly increase of $5; first silver medal, $3; second silver medal, $2.50; third silver medal, $2; with the proviso that so soldier may receive the increase for more than one medal in any one year. To Keep Prizes. The retention of the medal prizes is considered as advisable on sentimental grounds, as it furnishes a tangible evi dence of individual fitness, but in it self It is not regarded as an incen tive to the best sort of continuous ef fort. The proposed increase in pay would require legislative action and if, for any reason, these recommendations are not adopted. Congress will proba bly be asked to increase the pay of ex pert riflemen and sharpshooters of the infantry and cavalry branch to the amount now received by the first-class and second class gunners of the Artil lery Corps. —James Bellows McGregor of North ville, N. H., who recently celebrated his 103rd birthday, is believed to be the oldest Mason in the United States. Five generations of his family joined in the celebration. His 100th anniver sary was observed by 700 of the Ma sonic fraternity. When above 90 Mr. McGregor painted the belfry of a church, climbing to the top to finish the Job. His health is still excellent, his figure erect, his appetite good and he eats what he likes. He is a great drinker of coffee, but never uses liquor or tobacco. He makes his home with a son and grandchild in the old house where he was born. Not long ago he walked to the village store with his granddaughter, Alice McGregor, aged 22 years, and on returning home old age and youth were obliged to ascend a hill. When the summit had been nearly reached the centenarian turned laughingly and yet with a serious meaning to his young companion, re marking: "Am I walking too fast for you?" —The unconventional habits of the Pope are still troubling the traditions of the Vatican. His holiness has a great objection to the practice of kneeling in his presence. He takes care to settle visitors promptly and comfortably in chairs and then, to their amazement, he remains standing. There may have been old times when Pontiffs showed undue favor to their kindred. There is no such thing now Discussing with his chamberlain the details of some ceremony, Pius X was reminded that his two sisters, who live in Rome, would like to be present What seats should be assigned to them? "Seats’” said the Pope, with a smile. "Oh. dear, no! Send tickets of admission and let them take their chances.” ....'AWAII MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. NOVEMBER C. 1904. M’CUE MUST DIE FOR HIS CRIME MURDER IN FIRST DEGREE WAS THE VERDICT OF THE JIJRV AT CHARLOTTESVILLE. Former Mayor of the Town Found Lnilty of the Murder of His Wife on Sept. 4—Jury Deliberated Less Than Half an Hour—McCne Wept After the Verdict Was Announced. His Attorneys Will Seek a New Trial for Him. Charlottesville* Va.. Nov. 5.—J. Sam uel McCue. for four years Mayor of Charlottesville, was found guilty to day of the murder of his wife, Fanny McCue, on Sunday night. Sept. 4, last. The verdict was murder in the first degree, which carries with it the death penalty. The jury deliberated less than half an hour. A dead silence prevailed in the court room when the jury filed back into the chamber to announce the fate of the accused. The crowd that filled the court room remained until the jury came in. Mr. McCue had grown nerv ous as Mr. Gilmer, the commonwealth's attorney, was closing and the suspense while awaiting the jury’s verdict was a severe strain, but he held up, occa sionally taking a Testament from his pocket and reading a passage or two.' When asked to stand up to hear the verdict he rose calmly and with set features heard the words that sent him back to prison condemned to the se verest penalty of the law. McCne Wept With Emotion. It was when relaxation came during a half hour's interim, while his attor neys conferred as to their motion for anew trial, that McCue showed emo tion. His little daughter. Ruby, climbed on his lap, her eyes reddened by weeping, while there also clung to his side two other small children. Great tears streamed down his cheeks. Surround ing the group were relatives, who scarcely knew what to say to cheer the condemned man. The verdict was received in silence by the throng, which literally obeyed the court's injunction that there must be no demonstration. Counsel for the defense moved that the verdict be set aside, on the ground that the jurors had read newspapers. The court call ed the jurors to the witness stand, one by one, and questioned them under oath as to whether they had read the newspapers. Asa whole they said they had not been influenced by any thing they had read. The motion will be argued later. As McCue left the Court House to go to jail, accompanied by four guards, a large crowd was standing on the outside, but there was no untoward act. When court was opened this morning Commonwealth’s Attorney Gilmer re sumed his closing address to the jury. The exhibits, reminders of the tragedy, were once more brought into court. Mr. Gilmer closed at 11:09 a. in., when Judge Morris placed the case in the hands of the Jury. The verdict was rendered at 11:34 a. m. Case an Important One. The verdict came as a climax to one of the most Important trials that has been conducted In the state of Virginia In recent years. None has aroused deeper interest or been more closely followed by the people. A large num ber of witnesses were heard, a great amount of testimony given and over three days were consumed in argu ments. The accused was defended by an ar ray of counsel—Messrs. Lee and Cole man of Lynchburg and Sinclair and Walker and EJ. O. McCue of this city. The commonwealth was represented by Capt. Woods, commonwealth's attor ney for this oounty; Mr. Gilmer, com monwealth's attorney for the city, and Commonwealth's Attorney Ker of Staunton. Every Inch of ground was fought over. George W. Morris, Judge of the Corporation Court, presided. One particularly sad feature of the trial was the fact that McCue had for years been a lawyer at the bar before which he was tried and convicted, and had been on friendly relations with most of those identified with the trial. The Jury evidenced the greatest In terest, frequently questioning wit nesses. The foreman shook hands with the prisoner, and the relative* that sur rounded him Just before he was taken to jail. Story of the Crime. The crime for which the former Mayor was tried and convicted occur red on the night of Sept. 4. Mr. and Mrs, McCue had gone to church, re turning home about > o'clock In the evening. Shortly afterward, Mr#. Mo- AUGUSTA JURY FOUND CHAPMAN NOT GUILTY Augusta, Nov. 5. —H. B. Chapman was to-night found not guilty of murder. On Oct. 14, Chapman shot and killed H. A. Videtto In the latter’s store for alleged improper proposals to his wife. In the trial self-defense was set up. Some of the most noted legal talent in the state was employed, including Solicitor General Charles Hill of Fulton county, and former Attorney General Boykin Wright. The case has occupied three days. The jury was out eighteen minutes. Cue’s dead body, clad In a night robe, was fpund in a bath tub filled with water. Mr. McCue told those who came in that someone had entered the house upon their return from church; that he had been knocked senseless arid his wife probably killed. An investi gation led to the arrest on the charge of murder, of the man who only four days before had retired from the high est office in the city. Mrs. McCue had received the con tents of a shotgun in her breast, a suf ficient wound to cause instant death, but in addition she had been struck a heavy blow on the head, cutting an ear nearly in two. Throughout his trouble McCue has had the support of his brothers. The court room has been crowded from the outset of the trial. During the last few days it has been jammed, with the space in the gallery reserved for the women filled, some of the wom en eating their luncheons in their seats during midday recess. Only once or twice was there any at tempt at applause in the court room. Judge Morris prevented a repetition by threatening to send any one to jail found making a demonstration. Will FI Blit For Hint Still. Another great legal battle will be waged in an effort to save ex-Mayor McCue from the death penalty. His lawyers promptly laid the foundation THE HOOT OF THE MATTER. He Cured Himself of Serious Stomach Trouble by Getting Down to First Principles. A man of large affairs in one of our prominent Eastern cities, by too close attention to business, too little exer cise and too many club dinners, Anal ly began to pay nature’s tax, levied in the form of chronio stomach trou ble; the failure of his digestion brought about a nervous irritability, making it impossible to apply himself to his daily business, and finally de ranging the kidneys and heart. In his own words he says: “I con sulted one physician after another, and each one seemed to understand my case, but all the same they each failed to bring about the return of my former digestion, appetite and vigor. For two years I went from pillar to post, from one sanitarium to another. I gave up smoking, I quit coffee and even renounced my daily glass or two of beer, but without any marked im provement. “Friends had often advised me to try a well known proprietary medi cine, Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, and I had often perused the newspaper advertisements of the remedy, but never took any stock in advertised medicines nor could believe a 60-cent patent medicine would touch my case. "To make a long story short, I finally bought a couple of packages at the nearest drug store and took two or three tablets after each meal, and occasionally a tablet between meals, when I felt any feeling of nausea or discomfort. “I was surprised at the end of the first week to note a marked improve ment in my appetite and general health, and before the two packages were gone I was certain that Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets was going to cure completely, and they did not disap point me. 1 can eat and sleep and en joy my coffee and cigar, and no one would suppose I had ever known the horrors of dyspepsia. “Out of friendly curiosity I wrote to the proprietors of the remedy ask ing for information as to what the tablets contained, and they replied that the principal ingredients were aseptic pepsin (government test), malt distase and other natural diges tives, which digest food regardless of the condition of the stomach.” The root of the matter is this, the digestive elements contained in Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets will digest the food, give the overworked stom ach a chnnce to recuperative and the nerves and whole system receive the nourishment which can only come from food; stimulants and nerve tonics never give real strength, they give fictitious strength, invariably followed by reaction. Every drop of blood every nerve and tissue is manu factured from our dally food, and if you an Insure its prompt action and complete digestion by the regular use of so good and wholesome a remedy as Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets, you will have no need of nerve tonics and sanitariums. Although Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets hnve been In |he market only a few years, yet probably every druggist In the I'nlted States, Canada and Great Britain now sells them and considers them the most popular and successful of any preparation for stomach trou ble. for seeking anew trial by moving to set the verdict aside, setting forth as grounds among other things, the state ment made by Capt, Woods, that he had refused a large fee, as well as the allegation that jurors had read news papers. Arguments will be heard by Judge Morris next Wednesday, on the motion and should he overrule it, the case, no doubt- will be carried to the Court of Appeals. The jurors plainly showed the effects of the strain they have undergone, and a number were scarcely able to re strain their emotions when they were discharged. It is said that one of the jurors asked the other members of the Jury to join him in prayer while in the jury room, and one of the jurors said he had hoped and prayer that some evidence might have been ad duced to permit him to render a differ ent verdict. The jury was unanimous the moment the members retired to the jury room. McCue said to one of the jurors who shook hands with him after the ad , journment of court, that the verdict was an unjust one. at the same time, protesting his innocence. WOMEN’S CONVENTIONS. Marked Contrast Between Those of Thirty or Forty Years Ago and Now, From the Chicago Inter Ocean, Several hundred representative wom en of Illinois are taking part in the proceedings of the tenth annual state convention of the Federated Women’s Clubs at Danville. In one particular this convention of women is in marked contrast with the women’s conventions of thirty and forty years ago. In the older conventions the main topic of discussion was woman's suf frage or woman’s rights. Woman was pictured by strong women as suffering under a great wrong because she was denied the privilege of voting. The conventlpns were dominated by aggres sive spirits preaching anew crusade for the progress of the race through the enfranchisement of women. The programmes were limited to dis cussions of woman’s rights, the chief of which was the suffrage. The elo quence of the conventions—and there were eloquent women then, too—was given to please for suffrage. The le gal knowledge of the conventions—and more often than not great lawyers were present—was given to arguments for woman’s suffrage. Woman's suf frage was the central thought of every speech, and woman’s suffrage was the subject over which convention battles raged. In the convention at Danville, made up of delegates from 251 clubs, and representing a membership of 24,000 women, woman’s suffrage Is not dis cussed, and is not mentioned on the programme. The women scheduled for speeches are to speak of schools and their needs of work in social settle ments, of conditions in our factories, of the field of industrialism occupied by women, of domestic science, of the home training of children, of literature, music, and art in the home and in vil lages and cities. The men invited to address the con vention are to talk, not on the legal status of woman as a voter, not of the wrongs of women under man-made laws, but on how children in our large cities may be rescued from crime, how manual training may be utilized in the school and the home, how women may contribute to the betterment of society in general. It will not be denied that the women in the convention at Danville as truly represent their sex as did those of the conventions of thirty years ago, who had a different idea of woman’s sphere and mission. It will not be denied that the clubs represented by the several hundred delegates at Danville are as fully alive to woman's Interests as were the clubs represented In suffrage conventions. It may even be assumed that the women at Danville represent in their delegate capacity more kinds of women than did the delegates to the older conventions. Therefore, the contrast between the old and the new conventions indicates that the woman's point of view to-day is different from the woman's point of view thirty and forty years ago. If the difference between the old and new conventions does not mean that, what does it mean? THOMAS W, LAWSON'S HONOR. “I Must Be True In Myself, and I Cannot Wear n Collar." Warn Everybody's Magazine, In the oourse of the great Buy State Om Fight, Henry H. Rogers tried to Sunday, Nov. 6, 1904. AFTERNOON. CONCERT By CASINO ORCHESTRA FROM 4:00 TO 6:00 P. M. Isle of Hope! Music from k to 6:30 P. M. Boating, Fishing, Shoot the Chute. Barbee’s Famous Fish Meals. TOO LATE FOR GLASSIFICATION A RELIABLE COOK OR HOUSE - girl can be found 212 Jones street, east. ~KIMBALL' S _ ANTI-RHEUMATIC ring is giving relief to the many that use them. Why continue to suffer when so simple a remedy can be got ten? J. Gardner, Agent, 18 Broughton street, east. SWEJET, PEAS, POPPY, DAISY and other flower seed; plant food; bone flower and • pots at Gardner’s, 18 Broughton street, east. _ HARTZ MOUNTAIN CANARIES are getting scarce this early in the season; advanced to $2.95 each; gold fish three for a quarter. At Gard ner's. 18 Broughton street, east. _ YOUNG MAN ABOUT 19 YEARS old wants work. Apply 535 Jones street, west. FOR RENT, TWO LARGE ROOMS with bath and gas, 208 Thirty-ninth street, west; 88. “wanted; GOOD, "LIVE, Hus tling gentleman, lady or lad to take orders for a quick selling article; sal ary and commission paid. Richie, care News. “VERY DESIRABLE ROOM Al> joining bath, with lnstantaneou* heat er; rent reasonable to desirable party; have use of 'phone. Barnard, near Hall. Charles, care News. “A COMPLETE, FURNISHED three-room flat to rent; hot and cold water, bath and telephone. 619 Henry street, west. . "wantedTnight WORK, 7 TO 11, by experienced double entry book keeper and all around office man; one or every night; I need it. Address Competent, care Morning News. “WANTED, WASHING TO DO, Call at 409 Huntingdon street, west. ~FOR SALE, SEVERAL FINE pieces of household furniture, includ ing mahogany bookcase, lady’s ward robe, rugs, chairs, pianos, etc.; at tractive prices. Address 1410 Aber corn street; Bell 'phone 717. ’ FOR SALE. OFFICE FURNITURE, including practioally new Densmore typewriter, roll fop and flat top desks, tables, etc. Address Box 424, Savan nah. LOST Y’ESTERDAY AFTERNOON, on either Bull street or between Broughton and Taylor, a pearl and diamond brooch. Liberal reward if re turned to 214 Taylor, east. “WANTED, WHITE MESSENGER boys at Western Union Telegraph office, Central Railroad depot. MILLINERY NOTICE. IF YOU want velvets In the new shades we have It at all prices from 51.48 and up; if It Is feathers In any length, we have them and will please you better than elsewhere. Kenner & Britton, No. 118 Broughton etreet, west. RIBBONS—WE ARE SELLING more ribbons than ever before, as we have the agency from the largest mills in the East. Call and get prices; all shades. Kenner & Britton, No. 18 Broughton street, west. ~BAB Y CAPS—WE ARE HEAD quarters for baby caps and sell more than any store in the city; We lead in baby caps. READY - TO - WEAR HATS WE have more styles to select from and better styles than you will find else where. FLOWERS—SILK FLOWERS IN the leading shades at very low prices. SHAPER—WTE HAVE THE LARG est assortment of shapes in the city. ~POMPONS THE "LARGEST shapes and shades go only at 49 cents. Kenner & Britton, No. 118 Broughton street, west. REMEMBER. WE TRIM YOUR old hat to look like new for 25 cents. Kenner & Britton, No. 118 Broughton street,_west. “ALL HATS BOUGHT OF US trimmed free. FOR RENT. HOUSE 204 LIBERTY street, east. Apply to J. C. Brown, Anderson and East Broad. persuade Thomas W. Lawson to leave Addicks and come with him. The fol lowing Is Mr. Lawson's answer; “ Mr. Rogers,’ I said, ‘don’t! Please don't! I appreciate your proposition, and I thank vou. hut I can’t accept. It Is truth, all you have said about Addleks; I agree with you about the position I am In and the mlstnke or foolish recklessness I was guilty of when I linked up with this Boston mess, but that doesn't alter the case an lota. I am enlisted with this man. I knew what he was when I consented to take charge of his affairs, and I Attention. Watch Oar Weekly Lists of New Subscribers, Pub lished Every Sunday. the southern bell, tele telegraph com- PANY has Installed since last Sun day, Oct. 30, 1904, 31 New Subscribers. The list of new subscribers is as follows: BUSINESS. 102—Alexander, D. H„ U. S. Pension Examiner. Buildlns aoa Supply Cos. 1188—Gill, John, Meat Market. 1459—Hardee & Cos., Wood Yard. 1146—Furlong & Spalding, Wagon Builder and Horseshoer. 1317—Walker, B. J„ Wood Yard. RESIDENCE. 1326—Abel, Charles. 2308 Brunning, J. H„ Mrs. 2310 — Clark, G. W., Mrs. 2314—Coleman, Nellie Mrs. 1741—Cole, G. C. 2304—Devereaux, A. W. 2318 Daniels, E. C. 1789—Guerard, A. G. 2302 Howard, R. E. 2309 Hardy, H. C.. Jr. 2311 Hicks, W. 0., Mrs. 2253—Langford, E. J. 2307—Luke, E. H. 2301—LeNoir, M. J., Mrs. 2323—Meyer, Catherine, Mrs. 1331—Oliver, F. H. 2040—Rauers, J. J. 2319 Spalding, R. 2306—Sandiford, T. P. 2306—Stevenson, J. A. 2303 Seyle, F. W. 2326—Sheffield, R. L. 2182—Small, J. C. D. A. 2072 —Thonneson, G. M. OFFICIAL. BIDS WANTED. Office Director of Public Works, Sa vannah, Ga„ Nov. 1, 1904.—Bids will be received at this office until 12 o’clock noon, Eastern time, Tuesday Nov. 15, for furnishing the city of Sa- Ga ” fifty thousand (50,000) square yards, more or less, of No. 1 (number one) vitrified pav ing brick. Brick must be uniform in size, free from cracks and thoroughly vitrified. They must stand the recog nized test for hardness, toughness, vitrification, etc. Samples of five (5) brick must be submitted with each bid and time of delivery f. o. b. cars or wharf. Savannah, Ga., specified in bln. Bid must guarantee the number of brick to the square yard when laid In pavement. Bidder shall also guarantee the life of his brick for five (5) or ten (10) years, and furnish satisfactory bond for this guarantee. Envelopes to be marked “Bids on Vitrified Brick." All bids opened in the presence of bidders. The city reserves the right to re ject any or all bids. GEO M. GADSDEN, Director of Public Works. PROPOSALS FOR FURNISHING COAL. Office of Savannah Water Works, Sa vannah, Oct. 31. 1904.—Sealed pro posals will be received at this office until Nov. 7, 1904, at 12 o’clock noon (city time) for furnishing f. o. b. Sa vannah water works (In box cars) 500 tons New River Steam Coal, free from slate and dirt, to be delivered not later than Nov. 26, 1904. Coal to be weighed on water works scales. The committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids. I. U. KINSEY. Supt. should hate myself If I sold him out. evqn though I know he would without hesitation sell me out. I must be true to myself.’ "Mr. Rogers nodded. I went on; ” ‘lf I accepted your proposal, I could no longer be. even If Addic ks and Bos ton Gas were out of It. I know that the man who is “Standard Oil” wears a collar, and if I did what vou ask I should expect to wear a collar and— and —I can't do It.’ I stopped; I was not excited; I oould not be with that calm figure, apparently cut from crys tal Ice. so near me, but I was very much In earnest. 1 stopped; I didn't know what he would do. He slowly lifted his hand and held It out to me, mine grasped It, and without a word thus we stood long enough to put that neal on our friendship which none of the manw financial hells we Jointly passed through In the after nine years was hot enough to malt."