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Entered April 23, 1903, at Pickens, S. 0., as Second-Class 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 Facts Be
is Guilty Simply
n and There Was
in His Actions.
I about recently at
nei fervor as Pres
disclosure of Sella
'ged colilollon with
deal, blt, the collea
h1 Carolinian are ill
Id jiIdguient, nitil he
ortinity to explain.
tat t hi Senator will read
anation proba-bly will rob it
of the sharp and homely epi
sual to his speeches.
expressions of dissatisfaetion
rd becaune of the manner in
he President made public the
I gathered by postoflice in
s about Senator Tillman. It
ted out by Senators that the
sent to Senator Hale was not
onse to the latter's request to
ds of the executive depart
or a statement of the opera
the secret service, as tle in
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
o remak, 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
ithdrawn. President Roose
lined to withdraw the refer
of the Senators who have ex
all of the evidence prodneed
IPresident and tile 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. Tilinan might have intro
his resolut ion enl ing liupon the
tent of Justice to begin pro
gs to compel the sale of the
i land at $2.50 an aere, in ae
iee with the (riginial grant. and
e sme time apply for some of
and withdrawn without lmahilng
If the target for severe crit itismvi.
his statement in FVbruary last
Senator said lint lie had not
Ift any Western land nor had lie
dertaken'' to buy any.
e evidence submitted by the
ident shows tlint prior to this
ement Mr. Tillman had made .p
ation for nine quarter sections.
eernking himself against the ap
rance gf having niade a mislead
statemlnt, Senator Tillmian told
friends that he should have said
the floor 'that lie had not ''con
eted'' to bgy any land, and thlat
whole ease against him has been
t upon thle interpret at ion placed
nthe wordl 'Snetkn'
o.bring this v(hole matter before
nublic eye at dnce let it be nioted
Senator Tihllm ni some time ago
that certain\ landl grants in
nhad been to feited by lack of
mpinnee with te a~ of tihe grant
nd urged that the. be sold. While
ooking into the matc er lie concluded
to make an investment himself. WVhen
-certain investigationil were beine
made by the secret savice men this
was discovered. In thes late troubles
between the President end Congress
anbout the secret service -appropria
tions wvhich the' Presided~t wanted re
stored to former sufimeidney and the
bYartres by Congress thatt the secret
service department was becominjg of
I1ensively active, the Pdesident used
strong language which Congress
look~ed un,on as reflectio:ns (in that
'body and demanded of the President
instances to .iustify hi,s language.
While disavowing any iptention of
discourtesy he cornplied so far as to
I-givo names that furnished the basis
-of his langnnge. Thmi \the cast of
Senntor Tilli)an beceme a part of
the justfientinn of the President.
It seems that the Senator's ease
wils stmlbleld upon while making eel -
itain other investigations. It is also
stnted( that certain parties who were
offeded wit i Senator Tillman's
urgiTg the sna4 of this Oregron land
resorted to this method of revenze to
put the President i-1 possession of the
facts of Senator TillTuan's purpose to
nenitire some of this land.
The Senator. it is we]! known. is in
1aner of physietl collnpse but wiI
make a strong per-onal defense- be
fore the Senate. Now lie finds too
that an envelope With certain im
portant papers which lie left (before
goinig to Europe) in his private desk
in er.mmittee room are missing. He
does not charge that they were taken
hy tetectives but such was possible
from the feet that there were only
coimnon locks on the desk.
To add to the complication Post
master PAnis has seni. ;ienator Till
mnn a bill of $16.00 for postage for
a tynewriter fhat the Senator hnd
franked fron Trenton, S. C.. to Wash
ington. it being claimied that lie hni
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 tvpewriter. that
he was usinq in the interest of the
publie and that it was the eistom so
to do, lie hnving never heard of any
rule promulgated ngainst it.
Had it beeni his own private affair
he woild have expressed or freighted
it. Senator Tillman has beeii accredit
ed with rivid llonestv as is President
Roosevelt, the former fierv to the term
of ''pitchfork'' anI tlie Intter immnl
sive to an unusual dperee. Withal
the public will most probablv pass no
judgment until further developments.
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 I
Maria!'' After niuch 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 American Ambassador, paid.
into the Seehandlung Bank, Wednes
day Andrew C.arnegie's gift of $125,
000 to the Koch Institute for Tuber
Culosis Cesearch. Mr. Ilill also com1- 1
municated to the president of the in
stitite MIr. Carnegie's cordial ac
knowledgement of the gratification he
felt upon having been elected an lon
orary member and his good wishes for
the success of so beneficient a work.
Stmp Clcrk Short in His Accounts.
Anniston, Ala.. Special-According
to a statement of postofiep inspectors
here We(lnesday, Ed 1). Sinith, stamp
clerk in the Anniston postolce, who
sudd(enly left here Saturday niight,
w'as short ini his accounts bet ween
$1,800 and( $2,000. It is said that
friends of the vouing mani wvill make
good the shortage. Nothing has been
hiear'd from Smith since the recepit
of a letter Monday. saving that he
left because lie could not stand
trouble, lie was last seen in Bir
minghamn Sunday night..
Wilbur Wright Smashes All Aero
Lemanis, France, 1y Cable.-'WVi
bur Wright, the American aeroplanist.
beat nll previous aeroplane records1
her'e fhursday' withI a magnificentI
flight that lasted for two hours. and
nine minutes. lie covered ofheially a
distance of' 7 miles, hnut as a niatter
of fact, coumtiing the wide curves, lie
made over 90 miles. Mr. Wright 's
feat w'as the more remarkable because
of the it ens coldl. Afteri breakinig
the record Mr. Wright we'nt aloft
again withI M. Bart hoiu as a piassen
Iava rigas chief mntinfacturlng con.
ter is Nui!gmbere which. with the ad.
leining e itt V. " ru "'n 1 w .has a pop-'
':tation of n'early 400,000O.
ALL AR[ 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. ICAtin, common councilman,
bribery and accepting bribes and con
spiracy. Jospeh C. Wasson, common
councilman, bribery and accepting
bribes and conspiracy. Jacob Soffel,
.ommon councilman, bribery and ac
!epting bribes. Hugh Ferguson, com
mon couneilman, bribery and accept
ing bribes. W. W. Ramsey, former
,resident of German National Bank.
)ffering and giving bribes. A. A. Vil
;ack, former cashier of same bank, of
fering and giving bribes. All of ae
iused gave bond after their arrest,
ind these bonds will stand until the
ourt 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
rent of sweet potatoes, will grace
the banquet table of the Atlanta
chamber of commerce on January'
1.5th, when President-elect Taft will
be the guest of honor. When a dele
ration of prominent Atlantians called
ipon Mr. Taft a few days ago in Au
nsta to arrange the details of his
visit to this city the spokesman court
ously asked the next occupant of the
White House if he had any sugges
ions to offer relative to the prepara
ion of the banquet. "Just one," he
;milingly replied, ''I have had a life
time longing to taste 'possum and' ta
ers. Mv visit to the South would be
neomplete unless this wish is realiz
Relief For Earthquake Sufferers.
New York, Special.-Laden with
wenty-five tons of clothing and more
han thirteen tons of provisions with
vhich to clothe and feed the starving
md half-naked survivors of the Cala
)ria and Sicily earthquake and carry
ng homeward over 300 Italians of all
lases. most of whom are 1i1trrying to
he scene where their loved ones have
en killed. maimed or rendered des
itute, the steamship Hamburg, of the
Tamburg-American line sailed Tues
lay for Genon and Naples. Most of
he provisions destined for the Ttalian
oufferers were donated by Nathan
;traus from the stock of a local firm
>f which he is a member.
No Trouble With Honduras is Antic
Mobile, Ala., Special. - F.rnesto
Potes, Honduras consul at Mobile,
referring to the publication of a prob
able Central American conflict said
Afond1ay that all these reports are not
ible for their want of varacity. He
;aid that peace in these countries is
en assuredl fact, and that the neutral
ity of Honduras is maintained by the
treaties of Washington, and in conse
qunence, Honduras today has only a
normal number of regular soldiers.
Alligators Raised Like Pigs.
Since the alligators are getting
iearco on our Southern coasts and
their value is being better known
there are at least three alligator
Earms in this country and there may
be more, since each one of the three
las made a success of the industry.
['hey are situated ini Arkansas, Flori
Ia and California. They are raised
md butchered like pigs.
Bouthern Steel Company Will Soon
. Start Up.
Birmingham, A4i., S peeU.--W. P.
1. Harding, member of the to-orgaIni.
r.ation committee of the Southern
steel Company, announced Monday
hat the new corporatior. will be one
f the largest in the South and that
the plaint wvill r'-nme oplerat ion with
ini sixr ne ight wv&lkq
MR. TAITS 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 tlie 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. M. McKelway has head
quarters at Atlanta. It was his con
clusion that the child 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 trip to Bir
mingham and Atlanta, and had an ex
tended interview with Mr. Taft. John
Hays Hammond, wh.o visited Atlantar
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. Jaokson, 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
line 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
offleer 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 idvices
are being received at the State De
partment. from William I. Buchanan,
the American special commissioner,
who is now in Caracas. conducting ne
vrotiations with the Oomez govern
ment. having in view the reaching of
an understanding regarding a basis
of settlement of the international
questions pending between the Unit.
ed States and Venezuela, as a pre.
r"nnisite for the resumption of diplo
matic relations. Mr. Buchanan's dis
patches are hopeful in tenor but show
that no definite conclusion have been
vet reached. .His instructions are very
broad and( form the basis on which
his negotiations with the Venezuelan
government are conducted.
Grounds Off Cape Charles.
Norfolk, Va., Special.-Losing her
bearings in the dense fog early Wed
nesday morning the British steamer
Anglo-African, with a carog from
Tocopila, Mex., bound for Baltimore,
brought up on Smith 's Island, off
Cape Charles. There is little wind
andl only a moderate sea running.
She is reported in good condition. It
'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 southwest
and could be seen thoro'ughout the
county. A short time after it fall a
distinct shock was felt her a large
part of the county tl,qt caused win~
dows and doors to rattle.(
NIGIT RIDERS GUILTY
Court Will. Sentence Six to
OTHER TWO GOOD FOR 20 YEARS
Wotion For New Trial Overruled
Two of the Eight to Have 20 Years
in Prison--Brief Summary of orim
inals and Their Capture.
Union City, Tenn., Special.-With a
verdict of guilty in varying degree
the jury in the night-rider trials re
-orted 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 Haffman,
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 pronoune
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
it'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 commission of
the crime, the so-called ''night-rider
clan" of Reel Foot lake.
The operations of the night-rider
band began with the burning of fish
docks extending to the inflicting of
corporal unishment on those whom the
leaders in their counsels demed guilty
of actions in opposition to the wishes
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
a' '' ' 'n Erb on the night
of C tt , 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 case of each wvoman, 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
derctns on the question of self
dees,soon word came from the
juhy room that the men had agreed.
The defendants were sent for at
once, but there was a few 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 wvomen wvere sur
roundled by their friends and attor
neys and overwhelmed with congratu
Durham, N. C., Speial.-The larg
est per capita distribution of school
funds in the history of the State was
made Wednes;day by the eounty
Board of Education. It was $4 for
every child attendipg school. Forty
thousand dollars w s apportioned to
the public schools o the county. Dur- "
ham leads tho,Statecjn this respect: