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NEW EYES PO? BLIND MAN.
Cornea ol Wife Murderer's Orbs May
Oivo Paper Heller sight.
(Atlanta Georgian, Aug. 15.)
Seeing through the eyeB of a mur
derer for the rcBt of hlB life IB tho
hope of John Cashin, ii peaceful,
blind paper seller of Atlanta. At his
earnest behest expert plans are now
being made to remove the orbs of a
man that the law says shall not live
In order to restore Cashing power to
see the things of the world in which
be bas lived for years in total, hope
John Cashin would literally apply
tho ancient Mosaic doctrine of an eye
for an eye. The law has said that as
Robert L. Clay killed bia wife, Rob
ert L. Clay must die. Twelve jurors
have ' elded that earthly use for
Robert L. Clay has passed. His
physical being must pay tho cost.
Rut fohn Cashin can seo hope
througi. the eyes of tho slayer.
Though Clay's body die, Cashin
would have his eyes see, but see from
the brain and for the soul of one who
has never offended man-made laws
and who is therefore entitled to live.
One Hopes for Life; Other Sight.
Clay waits in the Tower In hope
that a new chance for life will be
given him by the highest court of
his State, but as he walls on tl)'
judges so Cashin waits on him. Por
in his death, the man who sells pa
pers in darkness at Whitehall and
Alabama streets, hopes for vision of
sunshine, of the power to see his fel
low-man, of the right to mingle as a
member, not as a dependent, of so
He has planned and specialists of
Atlanta have admitted (hat there ls
so much feasibility in his scheme
that they are actually Investigating
tito possibility Of transplanting the
cornea of the murderer's eyes that
nee Into the head of the citizen who
is sightless that he may see when
the law has been satisfied with the
The plan originated in the brain of
Cashin. His earnest, repeated re
quest was the cause of specialists
considering even for a moment an
operation said to be unknown to ocu
Consults Eminent Specialists.
Cashin has the papers that he sells
read him each day. One day early
this summer the news was read him
that a Jury had impose,i the death
penalty on Olnv TH^ bidjrn ,ww' ~"
lured .11. ev- u! oil lu July, ile : u.
. ditite?.v became oba?t*ned vtth tin
The Idea grew with the days. Cash
in finally decided to consult a physi
cian. Ile had once been examined
by Dr. J. N. Ellis. He called on him
His plan, as bizarre as Hoe ever
imagined, was submitted to the phy
sician as a matter of fact business.
Dr. iOllis al lirst gave the man no
hope. Hut Cashin was insistent. His
own mind told him that the opera
tion was possible, Ho pleaded with
the physician. He finally succeeded.
It was decided that If his optic
nerves are still serviceable aftet lils
years of blindness there is the possi
bility that the eyes of a man that has
read the death sentence might make
Dr. Phlnlzy Calhoun, noted oculist,
will be consulted and asked to exam
ine Cashin. He will decide whether
his optic nerves will admit of possi
bility of the transplanting of the
Here is the plan :
As soon as Clay bas paid the pen
alty of his crime, his eyes will be re
moved before the body is taken from
the death chamber. They will be
placed-In a warm saline solution and
rushed to a hospital, where Cashin
will be waiting, ready for the opera
The cornea, the seeing power of
the eye, will bc pul In place of the
useless cornea of the news seller and
sight thal has for years been lacking
will he restored. If tho blind man's
optic nerves still retain their long un
The cornea is the anterior horny
transparent part of the outer coaling
of tho eye ball, and on it si^ht large
Contlednl Will Regain Sight.
The possibility of success of the
operation is admittedly slight, but
Cashin ls supremely confident. He
believes that the days are not many
before he will seo again.
Clay remains silent in the Tower,
wailing for the Supreme Court to an
swer Iiis prayer for rehearing. He
has Spoken randy since condemned.
His friends and lawyers say that he
is mad. If the court finally decides
thal Clay must die. his relatives will
be asked for his eyes. Whether they
will consent or not is another contin
gent on which Cashln's hopes depend.
For any Itchiness of the skin, for
skin rashes, chap, pimples, etc., try
Donn's Ointment. 50c. at all drug
A wife ls supposed to bo a man's
better half, but sometimes she turns
ont to be his bitter half.
RICHARDSON HOLDS DUAL JOB?
Doe? Ho IIoLj Two OllUrs of Honor
or I'roiit? Asks McMtihun.
The 30-day suspension of tho Con
federate veteran, Samuel P, Massey,
from tho Old Soldiers' Home on the
7th instant, by order of ll. W. Rich
ardson, chairman and treasurer,
seems to have grown out of the pub
lic charge by Mr. Massey that Major
Hal Richardson was using his offi
cial position to try to force votes at
the Institution for Govornor Dlease.
Dut tho Incident compels Inquiry as
to the major's authority as "chair
man" and his office as "treasurer."
Upon examination of the law and of
the expenditures on the home by
Major Richardson, I find a situation
which seems to be a flagrant viola
tion of law and misuse of public
funds. It certainly calls for publicity
and for explanation by the authori
The act of 1908 establishing the
Confederate Infirmary provides ror a
commission of live to establish and
manage the institution, and furthci
specifically provides: "That the mem
bers of said commission shall receive
uo compensation for their services,
but shall be entitled to actual ex
penses for attending the meetings
In thc records of the office of the
Secretary of State 1 find that two of
tlie Ave commissioners appointed by
Governor Dlease arc ll. NV. Richard
son and Dr. P. \V. I\ Butler. In the
records of lite office ol' tile Comptrol
ler General I find that the monthly
expenditures for maintenance of tile
Confederate I ntl rina ry ha vi- been
drawn upon a voucher or receipt
signed by "H. NV. Richardson, chair
man and treasurer," with an attach
ed memorandum of items making up
Hie total, among the items being the
following: "Salaries-white help
Major Richardson, $100; Dr. Butler,
I have examined the vouchers for
only the past tbreo months-July.
June and May-and 1 find the same
entries for each months.
If this ls not "compensation for
their services (forbidden by the
act), what, is it? The fact that they
do not charge for their "actual ex
penses for attending the meetings"
(If such is the case) cannot be claim
ed as a justification for their drawing
salaries as employees or, In the ma
Jor'it Aili. ' 1 li ngu . "\> hlti
They ar< hus drawing about one*
th.lrd iii h" tots) px ndjttn e's toy
ul.-, t.' i"
the totals for help being for July
$459 ($38 4 for white help.) The
commandant, J. I*. Caldwell, is paid
only $f>0 a mont h.
If Major Richardson and Dr. Hul
ler have resigned from the commis
sion and have thus made themselves
legally eligible for employment in the
institution at salaries, why does the
Major still sign the vouchers as
"chairman?" And why have not suc
cessors been appointed as members
of the commission*? Why did they
not resign before they were employ
ed? In the English-speaking world
it is violative of every principle of
government and of law and equity for
anybody handling public funds or
trust funds to employ himself or fix
his own compensation.
If Major Richardson is still "chair
man of the commission," and is also
by its appointment "treasurer" at a
salary, or if he would justify his
salary upon any ground whatever, as
technically not "compensation for
services" (forbidden by the act), how
does he get around the State consti
tutional prohibition against holding
two offices? Article 2. Section 2,
contains the prohibition: "But no
person shall hold two offices of honor
or profit at the same time."
It is claimed that the office of mem
ber of the commission is not an office
of honor? Let us have light.
John J. McMahan.
Columbia. S. C.
EVERY STREET IX WALHALLA
Hus Its Share of the Proof That Kid
ney Sufferers Seek.
Backache? Kidneys weak?
Distressed with urinary ills?
Want a reliable kidney remedy?
Don't have to look far. Cse what
Walhalla people recommend. Every
street III Walhalla has its cases.
Here's one Walhalla woman's ex
Let Mrs. Hunt tell it:
Mrs. Mary M. Hunt, S. Broad St.,
Walhalla, S. C., says: "I suffered a
great (leal from weak kidneys and
my back and head ached. I was sub
ject to dizzy and nervous spells, and
I seemed unable to get relief until I
obtained Donn's Kidney Pilis al Dr.
Bell's drug store. They soo.? made
a marked Improvement, and i con
tinued their use until all symptoms
of my trouble had disappeared. My
experience with Donn's Kidney Hills
bas been so satisfactory timi I can
recommend the remedy highly."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
Postor-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, Now
York, solo agents for tho United
Remember tho name Dean's
and t iko no other.
Ono way to lose a friend is to en
gage in a political argument.
To the Democratic Voters ..f fit
I am glad to state that I have
ducted my campaign for rho Uli 1
StateB Senate upon a high [liane \
out prejudice or saying anything in
kind about any one.
I was born and reared <:;> Hu; h
and have been Interested
turo all my life. I feel I
wards all mankind and ha * .. .< pu
lar Interest in young men atiij lie
laboring classes. I hnve spent ci
a quarter of a century in bulb kg
various industrial plants and !
given employment to hui I rodi?
people. Besides, I organized
built the second warehouse i.i
State for storing cotton and ?nive
ed farmers and others for a
number of years in marketing
crops and have helped a g, i jat
ber of people to procure home
securing for them money o i
time and installment payment;
I desire to be elected to Mn
to advertise our State In n bro
way, thereby letting the om
world know the advantage "e
sess and endeavor to have vs ,
ed to help the South. My RX
"Economy and Progress"- coi
in all branches of the gov? nmOl
that the burdens of lifo w
cued, and living made che er,
gross. In order that wo nu lb;
the South. My platform rb:,
the Democratic party and . inj
I desire to see the prlnclpl . rd i .
progressive Democratic par pitt '
execution. The main point* tri
Iff for revenue only, reductlo
Yankee pensions, lower c
postage rates, the abolis il mt
useless army posts, ma! lg '
and pence treaties with til for.
nations, thereby extendln 'ir (
meroe and lessening the n assit; n
expensive battleships. We lesli
use the Panama Canal fo. thc 1
flt, primarily, of trade in U
States. We want to bul1'' ip mr
harbors, open our navigal
and encourage, the drain
low lands. We desire to em ni
merchant marine, extend exp i n
tal stations, free rural routes ;t
have the national government
good road building-there'" lid
lng the facilities for rur.:i sci
T lit ,., tVe reform of our bank
ing (.lie Issuance pt gpyoi'tP
tuent receipts for non-j-M-lsh?ble??ro
not . -6i the >'oti,- stet ' m% .-.
ot u VICE CONSUL MURDERED?
American Diplomatic Agent to Col?
loinhia Shot to Death.
Bogota. Colombia, Aug. 15.-Poul
play is suspected by Americans here
to have been connected with the death
of Wm. M. M ac M as ter, the American
vice and deputy consul at Cartagena,
whose body, riddled with gunshot,
was found a few miles outside of
that city last Monday.
The vice consul, according to ad
vices received hen?, had started out
on a hunting trip the day before, and
when he did not return a searching
party was organized. An examina
tion of the body showed that death
had hen caused by the gunshot
The authorities of Cartagena,
which is a Colombian seaport on the
Caribbean, and the capital of the de
partment of Bolivar, are Investigat
ing the case.
The tragedy recalls the attempt
made against the life of Mr. MasMas
ter three years ago, when he was at
tacked by two Colombians and stab
bed several times in tho head, face
and abdomen while in charge of the
C a r t a gena consulate.
To Test Mileage l>aw.
Columbia, Aug. 17.-Announce
ment was made here last night that
a test case ls to bc brought in the
Richland county Court of Common
Pleas by certain stockholders of the
Southern railway to test tho validity
ol' the present system of issuing
mileage books. The complaint was
served on I). L. Bryan, the agent of
the Sduthorn Railway in Columbia.
Tile action may bc brought at the
next term of civil court, lt ls under
stood that a prominent attorney of
Washington has been retained to rep
resent tlie plaintiffs, who aro all
stockholders in the Southern Hall
way. The Southern will be repre
sented by B, L. Abney, of Columbia,
Senator Tillman's <t.*>lli Year.
Washington, Aug. 17. Senator
Benjamin R, Tillman, of South Caro
lina, lasi Sunday celebrated his Oath
birthday. The day was spent quietly
at bis borne in this city. Ile was
born August 1 llb, 1817.
Senator Tillman ls much wrought
up over the political situation in
South Carolina at present, and has
staled that he ls disguested with thc
dirty llings of the candidates.
? fey N. B. Dial,
f U. S. Senate.
warehouses; abolishment of trusts
and monopolies In restraint of trade
and equal laws for the protection of
1 have not criticised or said any
thing unkind about either of my op
ponents. However, they are both
old men, and lidgelleld county has
held the Senatorshlp for thirty years.
Senator Tillman has been an exceed
ingly able man, and has attracted
a great deal of attention. He has had
all the honor we can possibly bestow
upon a Southern man, having been in
office twenty-two years. Therefore,
I think he is making a mistake to
ask the people to re-el?ct him to a
six-year term. I am not asking him
to resign, or running against his term
of office, but am asking the people to
elect me to succeed him. He says his
health Is too feeble to allow him to
make any speeches; he has not been
to a single meeting. If he ls too fee
ble to make some speeches, his
health must he too weak to discharge
the duties of the office. In the na
; ture of things there cannot he a sub
stitute In a legislative body. If the j
; Senator is ill, his seat is vacant. You j
can appoint an agent In nearly any j
other business In the world. It
would not do to say that he can pair;
we do not send men to the Senate to
j pair. Besides this is only a tempo
I rary device. We expect to elect a
! Democratic President, in which event
j the work devolving upon the Sena
i tors will he very great, such as hav
ing appointed new postmasters, reve
nue officers, consuls, etc. Besides,
we want constructive legislation. It
is more important to have two Sena
tors now than it has been since IStiO.
No doubt, Senator Tillman has ?real
Influence with the departments, but
the heads of these departments will
be changed if Wilson is elected, and
younger men appointed. The Sena
tor taught us for twenty-odd years
that a man should be strong, other
wise he should not ask for public
office. Suppose tho best man you CAL
think of, whose health ls in the con
dition of Senator Tillman's, desired
election to any office, how many votes
do you suppose he would receive?
I do not claim to be the best man
In the State for this office, but have
made a success In a modest way, and
I do know the requirements of all of
r."r pennie. I believe and know that
I can ? oj ? ervlce to them, and .
I would app' (?..te yo?!l SU ffr ? ; ;<. ned!
i i a" Ht < nee:
MBS. RAYMOND BEATY BACK.
Reports a Most Delightful Trip by
Auto to Baltimore.
(Anderson Mail. 15th.)
A few weeks ago Mi.-. Lee 0. Hol
I loman and Mrs. Raymond Beaty left
here for Baltimore hy auto. Both
these ladies are expert drivers, and
know machines, so when anything j
gets wrong they can tell just where
It ls and what ls to be done. How
ever, they did not calculate on bro
ken springs, which they got In the
Virginia mountains, still they man
aged to have them repaired so. they
could reach Baltimore.
Mrs. Beaty says the weather must
have been ordered for their benefit,
as lt was ideal, and that they were
treated with every courtesy on the
In commenting on the trip the
reporter said, "Well, you were brave
women to undertake such a trip."
Mrs. Beaty's reply was, "Yes, some
said that, and others said we were
just plain fools. Anyway I wouldn't
take anything for the experience, and
would gladly go again."
Mr. Ilolleman will go to Baltimore
next week, and will return with Mrs.
Ilolleman In the auto.
Pension Agencies Must (Jo.
Washington, Aug. l i.-The Senate
to-day yielded to the demands of the
House for the abolition of the pen
sion agencies throughout the United
States and passed the $150,000,000
pension appropriation bill with a pro
vision for the abolishment of the
agencies January 3 1, 1013.
The action of the conferees was
tho culmination of a dispute which
has held up the payment of over
$0.000,000 of pensions payments,
due civil war veterans, on August 4,
and has thrown the financial opera
tions of the pension bureau into
Under the Senate provision, the
payment of all pensions would, after
the date named, be made directly
from the pension bureau at Washing
ton. At present the bureau has noth
ing to do with the actual payment of
veterans, the checks going ont
through the hands of the eighteen
district pension agencies. The change
would abolish eighteen $4,000 jobs
and result In the retirement or the
removal to Washington of several
hundred district clerks, A saving of
about $250,000 in administration of
tho pension laws would follow.
DEATH OP WM. Ii. MACLD?N.
Had Been Senator from Greenville
Comity for Many Years.
Greenville, Aug. 1-5.-Senator Wil
liam L. Mauldin died at his home ti
this city at 6 o'clock Tuesday even
ing after an extended illness. Seve
ral weeks ago he was taken to the
mountains of Western North Caro
lina in the hope that the high alti
tude might prove of benefit, but on
last Saturday he grew rapidly worse
and ho expressed a desire to be
brought home at once that be might
die on his native heath.
Senator Mauldln's service to his
State bad been conspicuous, having
served as State Senator and Lieuten
ant Governor, holding the former of
fice at the time of bis death.
William Lawrence Mauldin, well
known throughout South Carolina as
a business man and legislator, was
born in Greenville June 13, 1845.
His parents were Samuel and Caro
lina McHardy Mauldin. His father
was a merchant, a sterling man of
Scotch-Irish descent. His childhood
and youth were spent in Greenville.
He was fond of out-door sports and
combined with this love of activity
a passion for reading.
After attending the village school
he entered the school of Stephen D.
Lee at Asheville, N. C. He entered
Purman University, but In February,
18(51, before his course was com
pleted, he enlisted in the Sixteenth
South Carolina Infantry. In June,
18(53, he enlisted in the Second South
Carolina Cavalry and served in this
command until the end of the war.
Iii 18(57 he began his active busi
ness career as .clerk In a drug store
in Greenville. Later be became pro
prietor of that store and also became
interested in other commercial en
For six years Senator Mauldin was
chairman of the finance committee,
one of the most Important, If not the
most Important, committee positions
In the Legislature. For four years
he was president pro tem of the Sen
ate, and at the time of his death was
Greenville county's representative In
the State Senate. When lt became
known last winter that Senator Maul
din would retire from public life af
ter the adjournment of the Legisla
ture the finance committee presented
him with a beautiful silver fruit dish
as a token of the love and esteem In
which he was held by his colleagues.
Campaign Phbiidev ' osl* Nothing,
A di.- v i .eh fr?in VVssiiihgidii aays
??enatoi Rraudegeo to-day r?oue?t?]
ed mal senator Koot s speech of no
tification and President Taft's ac
ceptance be printed as a public docu
ment. Permission was given.
Senator Culberson also asked that
the speeches of Governor Wilson and
Representative Ollie James be treat
ed in thc same fashion. Granted.
With a grin, Senator Poindexter
requested that the speech of Col. T.
Roosevelt be also made a public doc
ument. Also granted.
"1 do not know whether Hobbs has
been nominated," remarked Senator
Gallinger, "but I do not want to see
Senator Jones asked that the plat
forms of all three parties be printed
as a public douctnent in one volume.
This aroused Senator Overman, who
said the Democrats did not desire to
have their platform mixed up with
that of any other party, and he ob
jected. Not granted.
These documents can now be sent
broadcast through the mails under
Congressional franks, thus saving
much money to the campaign com
Another Interurban System.
Columbia, Aug. 17.-A commis
sion was issued Thursday by the Sec
retary of State to the Carolina and
Georgia Ra.'road Company of North
Augusta with a minimum capital of
$100,000, payable 20 per cent upon
organization and the balance upon
the call of the directors at any time
thereafter, thc petitioners being J.
H. Jackson, A. A. Waldon, L. J. Wil
liams, J. H. Barksdalo, W. M. .lack
son. Jr., of North Augusta, S. C., and
P. L. Frank and IC, Courtney, Of Au
The company proposes to build and
operate a railroad between Columbia
and North Augusta, a distance Of 75
miles, and will pass through the city
of Columbia and thence or wholly
through tho townships of Congaree,
Lexington, Platt Springs, Holling
Springs and Black ('reek in Lexing
ton county and the townships of
Giddy Swamps, Rock Springs and
such towns as may be along such
route, and also the townships of
Gregg and Shalt/, and the towns of
Grnnitevlllo, Warrenvllle, Hath,
Langley and North Augusta in Aiken
county. Electricity Will very prob
ably be used.
"I suffered habitually from consti
pation. Donn's Regul?is relieved and
strengthened the bowels so that they
have been regular ever since."-E,
Davis, grocer, Sulphur Springs, Tex.
JOHN JACOB ASTOR, Jit.
?3,000,000 Baby Arrived in New
York Lost Wednesday.
New York, Aug. 14.-Mrs. Made
line Force Astor, survivor of the Ti
tanic disaster, in which her husband,
Col. John Jacob Astor, lost his life,
gave birth to a son at 8.1G this
morning. The new arrival has been
named John Jacob Astor after his
father. The boy becomes a direct
heir to $3,000,000 of the Astor for
News of the arrival of the Asto
baby was made known in a bulletP
issued by Dr. Edwin B. Craigln, th"
attending physician. Tho bulle
tin reads: "Mrs. Astor has a son,
born at 8.15 o'clock. His name is
John Jacob Astor. Mother and son
are in good condition."
The fact that his father proved
himself a hero in the Titanic disas
ter and that the wife from whom he
then parted was his bride of only a
few months, coupled with the large
fortune which was provided for a
post-humous child, have lent unu
sual Interest to the arrival of the
The new Astor baby will be one of
the few children ever born with a
fortune as large as $3,000,000 In its
own right. Col. Astor had provided
that whether thc child was a boy or
girl, it should receive $3.000,000.
Even if the stork had brought more
than one child, Col. Astor's will cov
ered that contingency, because it
reads as follows: "I bequeath such
number of separate sums of $3,000,
000 each as shall be equal to the
number of my children who shall
survive mo other than my son, Wil
liam Vincent Astor, and my daught
er, Ava Muriel Astor."
The latter children are hy Col. As
tor's first wife, Mrs. Ava Willing As
Cheapest accident Insurance-Dr.
Thomas' Eclectic Oil. For burns,
scalds, cuts and emergencies. All
druggists sell it. 25 and 50c.
A Gay Lawn Party.
Townville, Aug. 14.-Special: One
of the most delightful lawn parties
of the season was at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Price cn last Friday
evening from 8 to 11 o'clock, given
in honor of somo few friends.
The lawn was most artistically dec
orated with tables and Japanese lan
terns and 'be soft ello/ Mab
from the wandlea made .?. meal beran
tifn) and Impressive acon?. MI ?Ml
Grace Routh, J^?m?ye Brbylcfi v\\i
Alice Smith changed I Lo coupleb. \
During the evening delicious ice
cream and crackers were served to
about 7 5 guests by Mrs. R. H. Price
and Miss Mary Barton.
Those present from out of town
were Misses Richardson and Edna
Broyles, of Anderson; Mary Julia
Reid, of Seneca; J. A. Mots, of New
berry, and Willis .Martin of Ander
son. S. A. M.
Feel languid, weak, run-down?
Headache? Stomach "off"? A good
remedy is Burdock Blood Bitters.
Ask your druggist. Price $1.
They Blame it on the Cat.
Springfield, Mass., Aug. 17.- Offi
cers of the local health department
believe they have traced the source
of infantile paralysis to the house
cat. The Inspectors have discovered
several well developed cases in cats
and will send the affected animals to
Booton for observation.
Many womensuffer this mis
ery. It makes Its appear
ance so regularly that they
learntoexpect lt and arrange
their household work accord
ingly. Few women think of
seeking medical help to get
rid of lt for good. If women
only knew of the power and
effectiveness of Dr. Sim
mons Squaw Vine
Wine they would not be
without lt a moment longer
than lt would take to get it
from the drug store, lt ls a
splendid reme.y for all nau
sea or <H/~t/-n*??? Q( ? b? stom
ach, The first dose settles
the stomach and makes the
patient feel better. Addi
tional doses act on the female
generative system, strength
ening weakened organs, reg
ulating the habits, restoring
tone and strength in every
part of the body. It ls essen
tially a woman's remedy
prepared expressly to meet
the need of women who
suffer from the ailments
common to their sex.
Sold by Druggieta and Dealer?
Price $1 Per Bottle
C.F.SIMMONS MEDICINE CO.
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sohl at Bell's Drug Store, Walhalla.