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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
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
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
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
—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
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
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
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
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, Nov. 5. —H. B. Chapman was to-night found not guilty of
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
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
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
“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
“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
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
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.
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
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?
“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.
FROM 4:00 TO 6:00 P. M.
Isle of Hope!
Music from k to 6:30 P. M.
Shoot the Chute.
Barbee’s Famous Fish Meals.
girl can be found 212 Jones street,
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.
and other flower seed; plant food; bone
flower and • pots at Gardner’s, 18
Broughton street, east. _
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.
old wants work. Apply 535 Jones street,
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
joining bath, with lnstantaneou* heat
er; rent reasonable to desirable party;
have use of 'phone. Barnard, near
Hall. Charles, care News.
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.
Call at 409 Huntingdon street, west.
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.
including practioally new Densmore
typewriter, roll fop and flat top desks,
tables, etc. Address Box 424, Savan
on either Bull street or between
Broughton and Taylor, a pearl and
diamond brooch. Liberal reward if re
turned to 214 Taylor, east.
boys at Western Union Telegraph
office, Central Railroad depot.
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.
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.
quarters for baby caps and sell more
than any store in the city; We lead in
baby caps.
have more styles to select from and
better styles than you will find else
the leading shades at very low prices.
est assortment of shapes in the city.
shapes and shades go only at 49 cents.
Kenner & Britton, No. 118 Broughton
street, west.
old hat to look like new for 25 cents.
Kenner & Britton, No. 118 Broughton
trimmed free.
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
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
102—Alexander, D. H„ U. S. Pension
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.
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.
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
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.
Director of Public Works.
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."

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