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r=*abl!shed 1850. - Incorporated 1888 J. H. ESTILL. President note of despair FROM A RUSSIAN COOPED ON THE SEVASTOPOL he CAN find nothing of cheer AT PORT ARTHUR. 3*lan On the 111-Fated Battleship De clares to 11 Letter the Japanese Intercepted That the Fortress Cannot Hold Out Alter This Mouth—Describes the Difficulties That Encompass the Defenders. How the Sevastopol Wus Put Oat. Tokio, Dec. 30.—Evening—The Navy- Department published to-night a letter written by a man on the battleship Sevastopol, which had fallen into the hands -of the Japanese. Following is the text of the letter: "The fortress cannot resist after De cember. The progress of the enemy in reducing our principal line of outer de fenses is not fully known, but it is irresistible. "We are sadly disappointed over the non-arrival of the second Pacific squadron and are daily nearing our miserable end. “Gen. Stoessel’s so-called impreg nable line of outer defenses is now a myth. With 203 iMetre Hill lost, the fall of Port Arthur cannot be avoided. Its capture by the Japanese means the fall of the town, however strong the other defenses. “The new town is at the mercy of the enemy’s fire. The old town alone is defendable, and here alone may re sistance be prolonged. ‘Two-thirds of the defenders of 203 Metre Hall were lost. Was Irreparably Damaged. "The Sevastopol, which was exposed to the enemy’s fire in the daytime, left the harbor on the night of Dec. 8, with out being towed. She carried only 111, instead of her complement of 660 souls. When she -went out she had her nets down, but was struck twice 'by the enemy’s torpedoes and was beached, irreparably damaged. Gen. Stoessel highly praised the officers and crew of the ship. "Fuel is almost unobtainable, and it is impossible to keep our 'bodies warm. "We no longer have a wireless tele graph system and have no means of communicating with the outside world. Our isolation is complete. There is no news, and we have had no information for a long time. "It is impossible to smuggle ammu nition. The captain of the King Ar thur brought only barley. "There is a large hole in the hull of the Sevastopol, and she is completely disabled. All that remains for those on board her is to do their utmost in repulsing the enemy's attacks. "The enemy's torpedo boats came close to the Sevastopol and attacked her as if they were going through or dinary maneuvers. Tlieu Ciinea the Heroics. "Should the Sevastopol sink, we are to land at a place already decided up on. All are, however, prepared to fight to the very last. On us of the Sevasto pol depends the duty of retaining the honor of the navy and avoiding the shame and humiliation of threatened stravation. We would rather die than be thus shamed. "From Dec. 1 the enemy's 10-inch shells began to fall on the deck of the Sevastopol and some of them pierced through the decks to the bottom of the ship. "Who is responsible for the fate we face? It is he who did not give in structions for the prevention of a Japanese landing on the Liao Tung peninsula.” HALF THE GARRISON MET THEIR DEATH. Headquarters of the Japanese Army Before Port Arthur, via Fusan, Dec. 30.—Rihiung fort, captured yesterday, Is the largest and strongest of the eastern fort ridge. Tunnels for mines were cut through solid rock and two tons of dynamite were used to blow up the walls. The spectacle was magnificent and the work of the assaulters was splendid. Half the garrison was killed by the explosion of the first charge. The re mainder of the Russians made a stub born resistance. Four heavy guns, seven rapid firing guns and two machine guns were cap tured, as well as thirty quick firing guns, which were stored in the fort. VLADIVOSTOK PREPARES TO RECEIVE THE FLEET. Che Foo, Dec. 30. 6 p. m.— The Brit ish steamer Canton. Just arrived from Vladivostok, reports great activity there in naval circles, every effort be ing made to complete the dry dock be fore the arrival of the second division of the Second Pacific squadron. Many mines have been removed because the harbor will soon be closed with ice. The cruisers now In port never leave the harbor. A passage through the ice will hava to be freshly made whoa Admiral Skrydloff attempts to Join Ad miral Rojestvensky. RUSSIANS DENY THAT KUROPATKIN IS ILL. St. Petersburg. Dec. 30.—The War '‘'flic# absolutely denies the report In circulation to the effect that Gen. Kuro !>atkln la If- The rumor* that the Russian com* mnuder-ln-chlef la about to oaaume tha offensive are not confirmed by the general staff. here It Is pointed out that with the thermometer at **ro, Fahrenheit, It fat Impossible to begin a movement on a large scale without the Hah 9f appalling horrors Jiatmiinalj Utenina NUMBER 17.888. JAPANESE WENT WILD OVER ADMIRAL HEROES. Togo and Kamlinnra Hailed With Delight at Tokio. Tokio, Dec. 30. 11 a . m.-Admtral Togo and Vice Admiral Kamimura with their staffs arrived at the Shim bassyi station to-day. Their Journey from Kure to Tokio Was a continuous ovation. The city was gaily decorated with flags, lanterns and New Tear's decorations. The quiet gray bearded Admiral Togo in a blue service uniform seem ed embarrassed at the noisy ovation. Rear Admiral Shimamura, chief of staff, laughingly elbowed forward Vice Admiral Kamimura. The junior offi cers tried to clear the way, but the crowd closed in on Admiral Togo and they were frequently forced to push the crowd backward in an endeavor to clear the reaching hands. Finally Admiral Togo and Admiral Kamimura were freed from their en thusiastic admirers and surrounded by officers they reached the carriage sent by the Emperor to the station to con vey the distinguished party to the palace. As Admiral Togo appeared a great shout arose, hats were thrown in the air, arms were raised and “banzai” followed “banzai.” Admiral Togo and Vice Admiral Kamintura will probably remain in Tokio about one week for the purpose of consulting with the general staff and perfecting plans for future opera tions. SUFFERED HEAVILY FROM RUSSIAN FIRE. London, Dec. 31. —A dispatch from Che Foo to the Daily Telegraph, says: “A messenger from Port Arthur states that the Japanese have mounted eight guns, commanding positions north of the Etse forts, but they suf fered heavy losses by the Russian fire. “The Russians have abandoned the new town, but the Japanese have been unable to occupy it, because of fear that it has been mined.” FORCES EXCHANGED FIRE OF ARTILLERY. Siapanta, via Mukden, Dec. 30.—Rus sian artillery engaged in an action on Dec. 29, against the Japanese south of Shakhe and near the railroad bridge* the firing continuing till 6 o’clock in the evening. The bombardment of the Japanese position was effective. The Japanese replied very slowly with shrapnel and shimose shells, and did very little damage. TOOK THE MEASURE OF MRS. CHADWICK Will Compare It With That of Madame DeVere. Cleveland. 0., Dec. 30.—Bertillion measurements were taken of Mrs. Chadwick to-day by a government se cret servic expert. The purpose of the system is the identification of criminals. When Mme. DeVere was ar rested in Lucan county fifteen years ago, she was subjected to the measure ments and those records are on file. The present measurements of Mrs. Chadwick will be compared with the DeVere record. Dr. C. J. Aldrith, the alienist, again called at the county jail to see Mrs. Chadwick to-day, but upon instruc tions issued by United States Marshal Chandler, he was refused admittance. Dr. Aldrith stated that he was mak ing a study of Mrs. Chadwick upon the request of her counsel, J. P. Daw ley. Several other matters developed in the Chadwick case to-day that seem to indicate insanity as her almost certain line of defense. It was learned that Dr. H. C. Eyinan, superintendent of the Massilon State Hospital for the In sane, made an examination of the wom an last Tuesday. Dr. Eyman’s visit was kept secret at the time. He is one of the ablest and best known prac tical alienists and specialists in in sanity in Ohio. TOOK POISON^AFTER KILLING HIS BROTHER. Cum of Culn Could Not Be Borne by tile Sluyer. Ozark, Ala., Dec. 30.—A double trag edy occurred at Midland City in the eastern part of this county to-day. Arch Pope and Jesse Pope, brothers, had a heated discussion and disagree ment over a line fence, and the former shot and killed his brother with a pistol. Arch Pope then went home and committed suicide by taking strych nine. The Popes are among the most prom inent and prosperous people of South eastern Alabama. Both men leave families. FOR SAILORS’ HOME IHuns Are llie Must Complete Ever Drawn. New York. Dec. 30.—Plans for the erection of the largest and most com pletely equipped sailors' home in the world, to be built in this olty, are be ing prepared for the American Sen men's Friend Society. The society ban on hand $750,000. Henry A. Roberta, a shipping master of the Seamen's Christian Association, said to-day: "The building will con tain quarters not only for seamen, but for captains, engineers and other offi cers. A steam tender will be used to transfer men to and from ships and captains will be able to ship a full company, every member of which is sober, It bout paying S cent of bo nui." The projectors of the undertaking e port to deal the obnoxious "crimping? system a death blow. A SEARCH LIGHT ON THE ELECTION TURNED BY SUPREME COURT TO DISCOVER THE FRAUDS FEH FETRATED IN COLORADO. Both Republicans and Democrats Seem to Court the Most Searching Investigation—All the Election Machinery Will Be Examined— Or der of the Court Will Soon Issne. Senator Teller In Not to Lose His licud. It Seems. Denver, Col.. Dec. 30—Stretching its hand so as to cast a shadow over every man and woman in any way implicated in election frauds of the city and coun ty of Denver on or before, or after Nov. 8, the Supreme Court to-day or dered an investigation so sweeping in its scope that every phiase of the elec tion may be scrutinized and every thing that bears to any way upon it may be made known by judicial in quiry. Alva Adams, Democratic candidate for Governor, who appeared from the returns to be elected, but who de clared that he does not want the office tainted with fraud, asked the court to open ever Denver ballot box, but the order of the court goes beyond the mere examination of the ballots, and provides for an investigation of the registration fist, the campaign ex penditures and, in brief, all election matters. Attorney Samuel W. Bedford, for Adams, and Attorney Henry J'. Her sey, for the Republicans, asked the court to make its order of such breadth that the court need not stop at any thing in the investigation. The court said that was what it had meant to do and instructed the lawyers to agree upon the wording of the order and present it to the court foir approval next Tuesdav. A Job of Months. As there are 204 ballot boxes, it is evident that several months will be consumed in the examination of their contents by the two handwriting ex perts who have been appointed for this work. It is expected that the court will be asked to make an order placing special watchers at the Court House to guard the registration books until such time as the investigation is made. F. A. Williams, chairman of the Re publican Committee, has published the following statement over his signa ture: “Our Investigation into the conduct of the recent election in Denver has developed the fact that approximately 20,000 fraudulent votes were cast or counted for Adams in this city. There is now no reasonable doubt that Gov. Peabody and the entire Republican state ticket was fairly elected on Nov. 8 by the votes of a ;arge majority of the legal voters in this state.” Republicans as well as Democrats admit that the ofiening of all the Den ver boxes complicates the political situation in Colorado, but believe that it means there will be no serious trouble, as predicted. Won't Trouble Teller. It was announced late to-day that the Republican plan to unseat Dem ocratic senators had been modified, and that possibly only Senators Borne and Healey, who were seated by the Democratic majority on contests two years ago, would be turned out. It also reported that on the advice of influential Republicans the proposi tion to memorialize the United States Senate to unseat Senator Teller would be abandoned. LAWSON WILL-VeTURN TO THE ATTACK MONDAY. He Will Then Widely Publish An. other of His Advertisements. Boston, Mass.. Dec. 30.—T0 the Read ers of My Story, “Frenzied Finance:” During the past two days certain peo ple have put afloat the statement that I had sold out to "Standard Oil;” that Everybody’s Magazine had been bought up, and that I would discon tinue my story. Of course, this das tardly charge was in keeping with others of a like kind which have been circulated for the same purpose. Amalgamated Copper stock at the first rumor Jumped $5 a share. To-day I gave notice I would answer this charge—and Amalgamated dropped $5 per share. If the American people needed a simple illustration of what the Wall street game of the "System” is, here they have it. That Wall street and the “System” cannot say I have sprung another "at tack” without giving them full notice that they may brace themselves, I herewith Inform them that I will give out to the press of America and Eu rope at midnight, Monday, Jan. 2, an other of my large advertisements, therein I will deal In plain language and unmistakable terms with "mo mentous questions and properties." As Wall street and the "System" are of age, they, of course, know what mo mentous questions and momentous pro pert lei* are. (Signed.) Thomas W. Lawson. STEAM ERNOR ThYaSTE R N WILL BE A TOTAL LOSS. Norfolk. Va.. Dec. 30.—Oapt. W. J. Lynch of the steamship Northeastern, which was wrecked Tuesday night on Inner Diamond Shoals, has given up his ship as a total loaa, James W, Kilweil, New York agent for lit* ship, has been advised that when the crew was rescued tha Northoaatarn was go ing to pieces Her backbone had bioken sad tha oil in her tanks was beginning to run out. * Everything belonging to the ship and <rew la lost. Including the ships pa pers and tug bo * SAVANNAH. GA.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1001. WAS INTIMIDATION IN THE TALBOT CASE. Noble Snj Signers of Presentment Were Forced to Repudiate. Philadelphia, Dec. 30.—Herbert Noble of New York, one of the leading fig ures in the controversy between Bish op Talbot'and Dr. I. N. W. Irvine, who held a secret conference here to day on the case, said to-night that in timidation had been practiced in get ting the Huntingdon signers to repudi ate the presentment against the Bishop. "The friends of Bishop Talbot,” he said, "had an agent at work, and we know who this agent is. We have had detectives op the case, and to-mor row we will mteke a statement and disclose all the facts to the public. “We know thfe agent has done his best to break thq power of the present ment. and these repudiations are the result. “Even if the Huntingdon signers do insist upon repudiating the present ment, it will not invalidate the in strument, which even then would have more signers than are necessary." Opinion is still divided as to whether the board of inquiry, owing to anew canon going into effect on Jan. 1, will have the right to take up the case. It is now believed that nothing will be done until the board meets on Jan. 10, when the members of that body will themselves decide the question. Bishop Talbot held a conference to day at Sunbury, Pa., with Col. C. M. Clement, who is an attorney, and who has been close -to the Bishop all through the trouble he has had with Dr. Irvine. After the conference Bish op Talbot would not talk. All that Col. Clement would say was: "At present I have nothing to say. but I may be able to give out a statement a little later.” MURDER OF TWO WOMEN Wns Confessed by a Boy Nineteen Years Old. Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 30.—A special to the Gazette from Newport says: "Before the coroner's jury investigat ing the murder of Mrs. Amelia Maud lin, Newton Allwhite, a 19-year-old boy, to-day confessed to being a party to the outrage and murder of the wom an and her mother, whose body, ho says, was thrown into White river near the scene of the Christmas crime on the Jackson Port road. “The boy implicates his father, Louis Allwhite, aged 43 years, who says he first shot the girl and then the mother. He declares he was told by his parent to fire the second shot, which killed the young woman, and together they car ried Mrs. Kinkannon’s body to the river and were returning to the scene of the crime to make similar disposal Of the other body when some people were seen coming down the road. “The elder Allwhite maintains his in nocence, and, together with relatives, testified to a story implicating Arthur Bunch and Walter Burgess, white farmers, but these men were able to prove alibis.” BANK OFFICIALS* UNDER ARREST. They Are Charged Wijh Making a False Entry. Cleveland, 0., Dec.. 30.—Cashier O. C. Lillie and President C. M. Traver of the First National Bank of Conneaut, 0., were placed under arrest at Con neaut to-day by United States Mar shal Chandler upon a warrant charging the bankers with a violation of the national banking laws, the specific charge in Mr. Lillie’s case being the making of a false entry in the books of the bank, changing the sum of $233,- 605 to read $223,605. Mr. Tarver is charged in the warrant with being an accomplice of the cashier in the alleged falsification. The First National Bank of Con neaut closed its doors nearly two weeks ago after a run upon It the previous day. The hank has a capital stock of $50,000. The cause of the run, the bankers said at the time, was that the report had gained currency that Mrs. Chadwick had succeeded in securing large loans from It. The bank officials deny holding any Chadwick paper. MAY IRWhTcOMES TO RESCUE OF NAN. Offers to Go Bail for Her In (he Mam of 1*50,000. New York, Dec. 30.—May Irwin, the actress, has offered to furnish bail in any amount up to $50,000 for the re lease of Nan Patterson from the Torflbs prison, where she is now held, charged with the muider of Caesar Young, ac cording to an announcement made by Nan Patterson's counsel. Miss Irwin called personally at the Tombs prison to-day and left a letter addressed to the former show girl, and the an nouncement followed a few minutes after Miss Irwin went away. When District Attorney Jerome’s at tention was called to the offer of bail, he said he had no statement to make, and was not prepared to say what course the prosecution would take. Nan Patterson's ball before the recent mistrial was $20,000, but after the Jury's disagreement she was remanded with out bail. New York Negroes Mliont. New York, Dec. 30.—One man is dead, another has a serious bullet wound in his head, and the dead man's brother Is under arrest charged with the shooting as a result of a quarrel In a negro lodging house In W.-st Twenty-ninth street during the night. The prisoner's wife Is detained by the police at a witness. All the parties In the affair are negroes, The dead man was Cassius Green, about 30 years old, the one with a bullet In his head says he Is John Brown. 35 years old, of 7226 Hodman street. Philadelphia. and the prisoner Is sterling Green, Sterling was trintsd after g chase on Broadway after he had mads a threatening demonstration with a re volver against two del relive* In a sa loon. The police a ay he has confessed that he killed hie brother In a quarrel. The < a use of the queer ei haw not been • s plained. SPEECHES MADE TO THE EDUCATORS JACKSONVILLE CONVENTION ADDRESSED BY GOV. AYCOCK AND COL. MKLDKIM. “The Kdncntinn of the Mnssea” Was the Subject of the Governor %.t North Carolina—He Fiend for the Reatorutloa of the Snath to Ita Old 'Leadership—Col. Meldrini Spoke on '‘lndustrial Ednention,*' Making a l'lea for the Negro. Jacksonville! Fla., Dec. 30.—The first session of the Southern Educational Association to-day discussed the for ward movement which was participat ed in by Superintendent of Public Schools Merritt of Georgia, Supt. Hill of South Carolina, State Superintend ent of Education O. B. Martin of South Carolina. President Charles Mc- Iver of the State Normal School of North Carolina, Dr. Furlngton of the University of West Virginia, Dr. Abercrombie of Alabama and Dr. An drew Sledd of the University of Flor ida. Gov. Aycock of North Carolina oc cupied a box during the session and followed the proceedings closely. Florida Teachers’ Officers. At the afternoon session the Florida State Teachers Association elected the following officers: President—A. A. Murphree, presi dent of Florida State College, Talla hassee. Vice President—Mrs. Mary Sydney Johnson of the State Normal School at DeFuniak. Secretary—J. G. Kellum of Gaines ville. Treasurer—J. M. McClung of Tampa. H. J. Kendall, Mulberry: R. M. Ray, Plant City, and George Scott, Starke, were chosen as members of the Exec utive Committee. Miami was selected as the place for holding the next annual meeting. While the Southern Educational As sociation held no regular ufternoon session, a number of its departments met and listened to addresses. The committee appointed for the pur pose reported a constitution and 'by laws. At the meeting of the department of superintendence, papers were read by Supt. S. Phillips of Levy county. Florida, on "Things Not Seen” and by Lawton B. Evans of Augusta, Ga., on the securing and training of competent teachers. Officers of the Association. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President. J. H. Van Sickle of Balti more. Vice President, Lawton B. Evans of Augusta, Ga. Secretary. Allen J. Barwlck. super intendent of city schools of Thomas ville. Ga. Two prominent speakers consumed the time of the night session. One of them was Gov. Aycock of North Caro lina. who spoke on “The Education of the Masses.” The other was P. W. Meldrim of Savannah, chairman of the Georgia State Industrial College, whose subject was “Industrial Educa tion." Gov. Aycock spoke for over an hour and thirty minutes. He has a way of expressing himself and impressing his thoughts upon his hearers, which is distinctively his own, and no one can move his hearers, with him in his va rious and often changing moods, with greater effect. What is the Month's Fnrtf After quoting from a tribute paid the people of the South by the late Sen ator Hoar in an address delivered at Charleston a few years ago, in which he predicted that a great and magnifi cent future for our country was to be based in large part on the strength and beauty of the South, Gov. Aycock said: “The question now arises among us, however, as to whether, despite this prediction, we have any large part in the life of this nation, and if not, how can we secure and make good our proper share in the affairs of the coun try.” It seems, said Gov. Aycock, that to day “we have less effect upon the thought and action of the nation than at any period of our history.” Before the Civil War, he added, Southern statesmen directed the politics of the nation and filled the largest place in the eye of the people. They wrote few books, but their speeches illuminated every subject which they touched, and set the fashion of political thought, but “in this day it is not too much to say that what any Southern man thinks of political questions or governmental duty carries no weight In their final settlement.” The only remedy for the South's loss of power in the nation was universal education. The people of the South must build their own foun dation of character, temperament and Inherited traits. Continuing, he said: "We Mu( Develop.” "We must not repudiate, but de velop: we must seek out and appreciate out own distinctive traits, our own traditions, our deep-rooted tendencies and read our destiny In their Interpre tation. We must put away vainglory and boasting and take an Impartial In ventdry of ail the things we have and are; and these things can come jto us only through the training of all our citizenship." Gov. Aycock called attention to the fact that the South to-day had Its Hills, Its Lamars, its Becks, its Vests, tts Vances and its Hamptons, “all of them products of the period before the war,” but said that no man could go throughout the country and lay his hand on the head of any single child and say "here 1* a Lamar, a Vance, a Vest, a Hill, a Hampton or n Beck." It was Ihe business of the Schools "to find for us these splendid children and develop them Into these great leaders.” If, he went on, he believed In uni versal education for no other reason, that would be for him a sufficient one. Could 'lake Ha lllgltlfnl Flare. After declaring that the finest things ran be done only by the education of the masses. Gov. Aycock said: “It Is education that finds and brings out for us (he noblest and the boat. H stimulates Itrese best to the utmost ex ertion sod fullest development by put ting *hem In competition with others just os well trained sa themselves, and H gives to us the noblest so l most appreciative audiences When this Continued on Flfib Fags Joseph Choate, ambassador extraodlnary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States at the Court of St. James, has decided to retire from the American diplomatic service, and In forwarding his resignation from the post at London to the President, according to the custom In vogue Imme diately preceding anew administrative term, he requested that It be ac cepted, that he might resume his extensive law practice. Following the announcement of Mr. Choate's retirement from the high est diplomatic representation of this nation abroad comes the announcement of the appointment of Whltelaw Reid io succeed the retiring ambassador. The fact of Mr. Reid's selection by the President for the coveted post fol lowed an extended conference held between Secretary of State Hay, As sistant Secretary Loomis and President Roosevelt, which was devoted to discussion of the appointments and transfers that are to follow the inaugu ration on March 4. The accrediting of diplomats to the American embassies abroad was treated by the administration in this conference. THE CHANGES IN THE DIPLOMATIC FORCES. Gen. Horner Porter Will Retire From Hl* Post In Fnrls. Washington. Dec. 30. President Roosevelt has decided upon several ■changes In the diplomatic service, in addition to that of Joseph H. Choate, ambassador to the Court of St. James, who will be succeeded by Whltelaw Reid, proprietor of the New York Trib une. Gen. Horace Porter, ambassador to France, will retire from thut post. His successor has been chosen, but cannot be announced. Charlemagne Tower, ambassador lo Germany: Robert S. McCormick, am bassador to Russia, and Bellamy Bto rer, ambassador to Austria-Hungary, will continue at their respective posts. As to the ambassadorship to Italy, nothing of a definite nature can be said now. The probabilities are that Am bassador Meyer will remain In Rome. Gen. Powell Clayton, ambassador to Mexico, will be (succeeded by Edwin H. Conger, now minister to China. Minister Conger will be succeeded at the Court of Pekin by William W. Rockhill. John K. Gowdy, consul general at Purls, will be succeeded by Frank H. Mason, who is now consul general at Berlin. In succession to Mr. Mason, John Lewis Griffiths of Indianapolis will be named. SHOT ByTTiS WIFE. V Mi-li ley Wns Advancing Upon Her Willi a Chair Raised. Columbus, Ga., Dec. 30.—There was great excitement In Chaittahoochce county, eleven miles east of Columbus, to-day on accou'nt of the shooting of William K. Schley, a prominent planter and late representative to the Legislature, by his wife. The shooting occurred ad the Schley home about 6 o’clock this morning, and the whole country was wild with rumors of various kinds. The place be ing s -.newt at isolated, it was Impos sible to get the full particulars early. Mr. Schley was shot by his wife with a 32-cal!ber revolver while he was after her with a chair. The ball entered ithe left breast and about half way between the shoulder and the neck and has not been found. Mr. Schley is resting well under stimu lants and unless Internal hemorrhages begin, he may recover. It Is said that Mr. Schley had been drinking very heavily and that he made things very unpleasant at home when in that condition, but when so ber Is an exceptionally fine man. Relatives who visited the Schley home to-day state that Mrs. Schley did not intend to shoot her husband. H'e was trying to strike her with a chair, he said, ‘tto make her shut her mouth,” and she, seeing a revolver lying on the table seized it to frighten him off, and It went off accidentally. She is prostrated over the affair. HE WOUNDED FOUR. Inilustrlons Workman Fired Upon Those Who Ohjeelril. Chicago, Dec, 30.—Four men were to-night shot and slightly injured In a fight at Indiana Harbor, thirty miles from this city. The shooting was done by Frederick Kroner, an employe of the American Steel and Wire Com pany, the Injured men being his fellow workmen. Kroner, who Is sn expert workman, has been of late doing extra work, and his fellow workmen demanded that he |>erfortn no more than the rest of them. Me refund lo do as they wish ed. and to-night, when a number of the employes wars standing on the de. pot platform In Indians Harbor, some of them sits'Se t Kroner He drew a revolver and commenced to shoot lll dls< rlmlnsisly John Jaeger and M. Willetts were slightly sounded In the leg and two other men whose names are not known, sustained 'riding In juries Kronei wag si rested. 5 CENTS A COPY. DAILY. $8 A YEAR. WEEKLY 2-TIME6LA-WEEK.BI A TEAR WHITELAW REID. VOTED TO STICK TO THE STRIKE UNION MEN THHE£ TO ONE IK FAVOR OF mVING OUT AT FA 1,1, RIVISIi. Strike In the Cotton Mill* U to tin oe—Unions Voted 1,401 to Itr mil 111 out mid 4580 to Go to Work. Call Who to Vote Upon the ilara tlon of Returning to Work for ‘he li4 1-54 Per rent. Kednetlon the Operator* Are Willing to Fay. Fall Klver, Mam., Dw. 30.—The la bor union* involved since last July In a. strike against & 12(4 per cent, reduc tion in wages In the cotton mill* of the city to-day, by a vote of approxi mately 3 to 1, approved a continuance of the contest. The vote of the unions was 1,401 for and 420 against continuing the strike. The call for meetings of the unions to vote on a continuance of the con test was prompted by agitation of the question whether the employes should return to work for the winter under the reduction and renew the strike later If wages were not advanced. It was also stated In mill circles that the majority of the union men were ready to return to work, but that the leaders were keeping them from doing so. Ac cordingly. it was decided to submit ihe question to a vote to-day, with the result that In a total of 1,821 bal lots cast, there was a majority of 871 In favor of continuing. This was the first formal vote on the question taken since the action of tho unions in July Inaugurating the strike. The result Is a general disappoint ment to business men, who had hoped for an ending of the trouble. There Is still some question as to what ex tent it will be considered binding by the great body of non-union help. There Is believed to be some possibility that the unorganised operatives may gradu ally go back and thus slowly end the str'kc. SFI.IT THE OFFICES. Ail #tlrk* and Regular Repnhllrans Hcnched An Agreement. Dover, Del.. Dec. 30.—The Legisla ture to-night in extra session, after disputing nearly all day over a divis ion of offices, effected an organization, passed two bills and then adjourned sine die. An agreement In the dispute over of fices was reached by the Union (Ad dick*) Republicans conceding to the Regulars one-huif the offices of the Legislature, with an understanding that those selected would serve only in the extra session. An obstinate deadlock seems assured for next week between the Union and Regular Republicans over the office of president pro tern, of the Senate. Thut officer will preside over the Joint ses sions of the Legislature In the ballot ing for United States senator, hence the quarrel between the factions. J. Edward Addicks Is nil avowed candi date for the senatorahtp. KILLED BY HURRICANE. Brussels, Dec. 80.—Many persons were killed or Injured In Belgium fey a terrific hurricane to-day, which also caused much damage to property. Berlin, Dec. 10.—During a violent storm In North Germany four persons were killed and a number injured by collapsing walls. Will Meet la Mete Orleans. FtillsdelphU, Dec. #,—Upon tbs In vitation of the president sad faculty of Tuians University and the rotnmer risl bodies of New Orleans, the Ameri can Association for the Advancement of Itclrnrc to-night, decided to hold the neat meeting la New utumi* tm IM.