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Entered April 23, 1903, at Pickens, S. 0., as Second-Olas Matter, Under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
III. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1909. NO, 41.
Will Be Read
Examined All the
by the Presi
if the racts Be
is Guilty Simply
n and There Was
in His Actions.
I about recently at
ueh fervor as Pres
disclosure of Setia
gted connilon with
deal, but the collen
i Carolinian are in
id judgment 1util he
ortiunity to explain.
tat t e Senator will read
anation probably will rob it
of the sharp and homely epi
sual to his speeches.
expressions of dissatisfaction
rd becaune of the manner in
he President made public the
I gathered by postotfice in
s about Senator Tillman. It
ted out by Senators that the
sent to Senator Hale wias not
onse to the latter's request to
ds of the executive depart.
or a statement of the opera
the secret service, as the inl
ion of Senator Tillman's
effort to obtain Oregon lands
secuted by inspectors of the
rumored at the Capitol that
ident told a friend, who re
e reinak, that an effort was
Senator Hale and Aldrich
ess 'the facts' about Senator
Undoubtedly this impres
gained by a visit to the
t by Mr. Hale, who suggested
matter relating to Mr. Till
ithdrnwn. President Roose
lined to withdraw the refer
of the Senators who have ex
all of the evidence produiced
President and thle postoffiee
tors say that if the facts are as
ented, the offense was one of
riety and indiscretion, but that
minalitv is involved. It was said
Mr. Tillman might have intro
his resolution calling upon the
fment of Jnstice to begiii pro
lgs to compel the sale of the
i in d,I at $2.50 ani aere, in ac
iee with the original grant. and
0 saime time apply for some of
and withdrawi without making
If the target for severe criticism.
his statement itn February last
Senator said that lie had not
lit any Western land1 not had lie
dertaken'' to blV ally.
P evidence siublitted by the
ident. shows that prior to this
ement Mir. Tillman had made c)
ation for nine quarter seetions.
)eteninrg himself against the ap
rance qf having nmade a mislead1
statemAnpt, Sentator Tillman toldi
frienids that he should have said
the floor that lhe had( not ''con
eted '' to btay any land, and that
whole case atgainst him has bueen
t upon the intter'pretationi placed
n the word ''netkn'
obring this Phole mat ter belfore
public eye at ,nee let it be ntoted
Senator TilIm ~in some time neo
thtat certainl land1 grants in
n had been fo feited by lack of
mp iance with te s of the grant
nd urged that the.\ be sold. While
ooking into the mnat~ er heo concluded
to make an investment. himself. When
-Certain invest igat ion,. wvere b)e1tt
made by the secret sArvice men this
was discovered1. In thie,late troubles
between the President .ind Congress
~about the secret service - appropria
tions which the' President wanted re
storedl to former suffleidney and the
'charges by Congress th,tt the secret
serv'ice department wvas becomin~g of
fensively active, the Pauesident used
strong language whlichi Congress
looked utnon as reflections on that
'body and demanded of the President
instances to justify his latnguage.
While disavowintg any i'ntenition of
discoutesy h:e coiplied sio far as to
I-give namies that furnished the basis
of his langnage. Thus te east of
Senntor Tillran becnme a part of
the justfleation of the President.
It seems flint the Senator's case
was stumbled upon while making cet
tain other investigations. It is also
stated that certain parties who were
offended with Senator Tillman 's
urging the snPa of this Oregon land
regortedl to this method of revenge to
put the President i-i possession of the
facts of Senator Tillman's purpose to
aemitire some of this land.
The Senator. it is well known. is in
danner of physical collapse but wil
make a strong per-onal defense- be
fore the Senate. Now lie finds too
that an envelope with certain im
portant papers which he left (before
goig to Europe) in his private desk
in r.mimittee room are missing. He
does not eliargn that they were taken
by detectives but such was possiblo
from the fact that there were only
colono locks on the desk.
To add to the complication Post
master Purns has senf. enator Till
man a bill of $16.00 for postage for
a tvyewriter that the Senator had
franked from Trenton, S. C.. to Wash
ington. it being claimed that he hai
no right to send it under the frank
ing privilege. The 'Senator refuses
to pay the bill on the ground that it
is the government's tYpewriter. that
he was using in the interest of the
public and that it was the eustom so
to do, lie having never heard of any
rule promulgated against it.
Had it been his own private affair
he would have expressed or freighted
it. Senator Tillman has been necredit
ed with rigid honesty as is President
Roosevelt. the former fiery to the term
of ''pitchfork'' and the latter impul
sive to an inusual deziree. Withal
the public will rost probablv pass no
judgment until further dpvelopments.
Saved By a Parrot.
Naples, By Cable.-Queen Helena is
taking particular interest in a six
year-old girl who was rescued from
the ruins under remarkable circum
stances. While some Italian sailors
at Messina were climbing over wreck
age they heard weak cries of "Maria!
Maria!'' After much work they
reached a room where they found a
parrot continuing to utter cries of
"Maria.'' The seamen turned to
leave, but as the parrot persisted in
its cries, they broke into an adjoin
ing room and found a girl lying sense
less. She and the parrot were taken
on board the battleship Regina Elena.
Hill Pays Carnegie's Gift.
Berlin, By Cable.--David Jayne
Hill, the Amlerican Ambassador, paid
into the Seehandlung Bank, Wednes
day Andrew Carnegie's gift of $125,
000 to the Koch Institute for Tuber
culosis Research. Mr. Hill also com
municated to the president of the in
stitute Mr. Carnegie's cordial ae
knowledgement of the gratification lie
felt upon having been elected an lion
orary member and his good wishes for
the success of so beneficient a work.
Stamp Clcrk Short in His Accounta.
Anniston, Ala.. Special-According
to a statement of postofflice inspectors
here Wednesday. Ed D. Smith, stamp
clerk in the Anniston postoee, who
suddenly left here Saturday night,
was short in his accounts between
$1,800 and $2,000. It is said that
friends of the young man wvill make
goodl the shortage. Nothing has been
heard from Smith since the recepit
of a letter Mnnday, saying that he
left because he could not stand
trouble. lie w"as last seen in Bir
mingham Sunday night.
Wilbur Wright Smashes All Aero
Lemans, France, By Cable.-'Wil
bur Wright, the American aeroplanaist,
beat all previous aerop)lanec records
here Thlursday' with a magnificent
flight that lasted fo'r two hours, and
nine minutes. Hie covered omeiially a
distance of '73 miles. but ais ai matter
of fauct , counting thme wide curves, he
made over 90 miles. Mr. Wright 's
feat was the more remarkable beeauise
of thme intense col. After breaking
the reccord Mr. Wright wvent aloft
again withI M. Biarthou as a pase
Bavaria's chief mainufacturlng cen.
for te Nuukmbners whieh, with the ad
'oIiMn'e ('t '~ .e ',,. n w Jmas a pop
ALL ARE INDICTED
Pittsburg's Councilmen Accused of
Pittsburg, Pa., Special.-The seven
councilment accused of accepting
bribes and conspiring to secure bribes
and the two former bankers accused
of giving bribes, all of whom were ar
arrested two weeks ago upon com
plaint of the Voters' League were in
dicted late Monday by a grand jury
impaneled Monday morning. True
bills were found as follows: T. 0.
Atkinson, select councilman, bribery
and accepting bribes. William Brand.
president of common council, bribery
and accepting bribes and conspiracy.
John F. Klein, common councilman,
bribery and accepting bribes and con
spiracy. Jospeh C. Wasson, common
councilman, bribery and accepting
bribes and conspiracy. Jacob Soffel,
common councilman, bribery and ac
cepting bribes. Hugh Ferguson, com
mon councilman, bribery and accept
ing bribes. W. W. Ramsey, forier
president of German National Bank.
offering and giving bribes. A. A. Vil
sack, former cashier of same bank, of
fering and giving bribes. All of ac
cused gave bond after their arrest,
and these bonds will stand until the
court hearing. There is every indica
tion that these hearings will be held
Mr. Taft Will Eat 'Possum and
'Taters in Atlanta.
AtJanta, Ga., Special-One hundred
o 'possums with the usual accompany
vaenf of sweet potatoes, will grace
the banquet table of the Atlanta
chamber of commerce on January'
15th. when President-elect Taft will
be the guest of honor. When a dele
gation of prominent Atlantians called
upon MT. Taft a few days ago in Au
gusta to arrange the details of his
visit to this city the spokesman court
eously esked the next occupant of the
White House if he had any sugges
tions to offer relative to the prepara
tion of the banquet. "Just one," he
smilingly replied, "I have had a life
time longing to taste 'possum and' ta
ters. My visit to the South would be
incomplete unless this wish is realiz
Relief For Earthquake Sufferers.
New York, Special.-Laden with
twenty-five tons of clothing and more
than thirteen tons of provisions with
which to clothe and feed the starving
and half-naked survivors of the Cala
brin and Sicily earthquake and carry
ing homeward over 300 Italians of all
clases, most of whom are lhurrying to
the scene where their loved ones have
been killed, maimed or rendered des
titute, the steamship Hamburg, of the
Hamburg-American line sailed Tues
day for Genoa and Naples. Most of
the provisions destined for the Italian
sufferers were donated by Nathan
Straus from the stock of a local firm
of which he is a member.
No Trouble With Honduras is Antic
Mobile, Ala., Spceial. - Ernesto
Fotes, Honduras consul at Mobile,
referring to the publication of a prob
able Central American conflict said
Monday that all these reports are not
able for their want of varacity. He
said that peace in these countries is
an assured fact, and that the neutral
ity of Honduras is maintained by the
trcaties of Washington, and in conse
quence, Honduras today has only a
normal number of regular soldiers.
Alligators Raised Like Pigs.
Since the alligators are getting
scarce on our Southern coasts and
their value is being better known
there are at least three alligator
farms in this country and there may
be more. since each one of the three
has made a success of the industry.
They are situated1 in Arkansas, Flor-i
da and California. They are raised
and butchered like pigs.
Southern Steel Company Will Soon
. Start Up.
Birmingham, Ala., Speci .-W. P.
G. Harding, member of the re-orga~ni
zat.ion committee of the Southern
Steel Company, announced Monday
that the new corporatior. will be one
of the largest in thce South and that
the plant will re'mne operat ion with
MR. TAI'S VISITORS.
The President-Elect is Kept Busy
Greeting Callers and Conferring
With Prominent Republican.
Augusta, Ga., Special.-The Presi
dent-elect is a member of the national
child labor committee, and Wednes
day he listened to a report on general
conditions of child labor in -the South,
from A. J. MeKelway, secretary of
the committee for the Southern
States. Wr McKelway has head
quarters at Atlanta. It was his con
clusion that the ehild labor laws of
the Southern States are pretty well
adapted to conditions, but that there
is laxness in their enforcement. No
action on the subject is understood to,
be contemplated at this time.
National Chairman Frank H. Hitch
cock returned from his t-rip to Bir
mingham and Atlanta, and had an ex
tended interview with Mi. Taft. John
Hays Hammond, wlxo visited Atlvnli;
came back with Mr. Hitchcock.
Chauncey Dewey, of Chicago, recently
appointed inspector general of the Il
linois State militia, is here to see Mr.
Taft and Mr. Hitchcock. Mr. Dewey
was one of the two Taft delegates
from that State in the convention,
and it is understood he has some po
litical friends he wishes to intercede
for. A call was made on Mr. Taft
by Judge William H. Jaakson, of New
York, and his brother, Henry Jackson,
of Atlanta. The latter is a Georgia
Republican of prominence.
Henry Anderson, of Richmond,
talked Southern polities with Mr. Taft
at some length Wednesday, but noth
ing tangible for publication resulted.
The President-elect smilingly sub
mitted himself for "exposure" to
practically all the photographers in
Augusta Wednesday. They called at
his cottage, they said, to keep an en
gagement made' by Mr. Taft's "Jap
anese secretary." This meant Moni
co Lopez, his Filippino valet, and
Mrs. Taft enjoyed the joke hugely.
Building the Sea Wall at Sumter.
Rapid progress is being made on
the construction of the sea wall on
Sullivan's Island and no trouble is
experienced with the receiving of the
material. At the scene of the work
there is a large force of men and a
fine equipment of machinery, driving
piles and placing roek. and the work
is very satisfactory. The building of
the sea wall, of course, is under the
charge of the United States engineer
officer stationed at Charleston. Capt.
E. M. Adams, of the corps of engi
neers, and he has as engineer in
charge Mr. J. H. DuPre. a well
known civil engineer, who is assisted
by Mr. William Dehon. another capa
ble member of that profession.
Venezuelan Matter Not Yet Settled.
Washington, Special-Daily ddvices
are being received at the State De
partment from William I. Buchanan,
the American special commissioner,
who is now in Caracas. conducting ne
-otiations with the Gomez govern
ment. having in view the reaching of
an understanding regarding a ba.is
of settlement of the international
questions pending between the Unit.
ed States an Venezuela, as a pre.
r"quisite for the resumpltion of diplo
matic relations. Mr. Buchanan's dis
patches are hopeful in tenor but show
that no definite conclusion have been
yet reached. His instructions are very
broad and form t.he basis on which
his negotiations with the Venezuelan
government are conducted.
Grounds Off Cape Charles.
Norfolk, Va., Special.-Losing her
hearings in the dense fog early Wed
nesday morning the British steamer
Anglo-African, with a carog from
Tocopila, Mex., bound for Baltimore,
brought up .A Smith's Island, off
Cape Charles. There is little wind
and only a moderate sea running.
She is reported in good condition. I
;s said it will be necessary to lighten
the cargo before the vessel can be
hauled off the beach.
Meteor rails in Alabama.
Marion, Ala., Special.-A large
meteor fell in~ the western part of
Percy county at 10 o'clock Friday
night. It came from the so,uthwest
and could be seen thoro'ughout the
county. A short time after it fell a
distinct shoek was felt her a large
part of the county tl"t caused win
dows and doors fo rattle.
NIGHT RIDERS GUILTY
Court Will. Sentence Six to
OTlTER TWO GOOD FOR 20 YEARS
Motion For New Trial Overruled
Two of the Eight to Have 20 Year
In PrIGon--Brief Summary of Orim
inal and Their Capture.
Union City, Tenn., Special.-With a
verdiet of guilty in varying degree
the jury in the night-rider trials re
Ported at 8:45 p. m. Thursday.
The twelve men found Garret John
son, Tid Burton, Roy Ransom, Fred
Pincon, Arthur Cloar and Sam Apple
white.guilty of murder in the first de
gree with mitigating circumstances,
and Bud Morris and Bob Huffman,
the other defendants, guilty of mur
der in the second degree and fixed
their punishment at twenty years in
the penitentiary. The punishment of
the six first named defendants was
left to the court and may be death or
life imprisonment. The defense filed
a motion for a new trial which was
set for hearing Saturday and which
will be overruled, as indicated by the
court when sentence will be pronounc
ed. The court will sentnece the six
first named defendants to death.
Thus is ended, in the lower court,
one of th- most vigorously contested
and notable criminal trials ever heard
ih'this State, the outcome of a reign
of lawlessness, the culminating act of
which being that of which men were
found guilty, calling forth the muster
ing of the militia of the State, under
the personal direction of Governor
Patterson, to the aid of the civil
authorities in the ferreting out and
the taking into custody of those who
were charged with the commissio rof
the crime, the so-called "nigh' "
clan" of Reel Foot lake. Ja
The operations of the nigh. r
band began with the burning IIh
docks extending to the inflie /of
corporal unishment on those w, he
leaders in their counsels demp ilty
of actions in opposition to the IAshes
of the clan, finding a climax in the
lynching of Captain Kanken.
MRS. ERB A FREE WOMAN.
With Her Sister She is Acquitted of
the Murder of Capt. J. Clayton Erb
by a Jury in Meida Court.
Media, Pa., Special.-Mrs. Florence
M. Erb, wife of Capt. J. Clayton Erb,
and her sister, Mrs. Catherine Beizell,
who were charged with the sensation
al murder of Captain Erb on the night
of October 4th, 1908, Thursday walk
ed from the Deleware county court
house free women. After the jury
had been out nearly eighteen hours it
bronght in a verdict of not guilty in
the ease of each woman, both of
whom had been charged separately
and jointly with the shooting of the
During the morning the jury filed
into court and asked for further in
structions on the question of self
defense, soon word came from the
juhy room that the men had agreed.
The defendants were sent for at
once, but there wvas a fewv minutes'
delay before they arrived.
When the foreman announced the
verdict of acquittal there was a sec
ond 's pause, a dead silence and then
with half a scream, the sisters fell
in each other's arms. Women wept
as they looked at the pathetic scene.
In an instant the women were sur
rounded by their friends and attor
noys and overwhelmed with congratu
S Fund Distributed.
Durham, N. C., Special.-The larg
est per capita distribution of school
funds in the history of the State was
made Wednesday by the apunty
Board of Education. It was $4 for
every child attendipig school. Forty
thousand dollars w s apportioned to
the public schools o4 the county. Dur- '
ham leads the StateN 'n this respect.