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PUBLISHED THREE T.
MANY NEW FACES!
Special Ses iioo of Congress Began on
? Tuo^iay at Tail's Call.
REFORM OF THE TARIFF
Tbe Republicans Control the Senate,
Bus Democrats Have Large Major
ity in tlie House, and Are Willing
to Assume All the Responsibility
for Relief Legislation.
Representative Champ Clark of
Missouri ";?as elected speaker of the
Sixty-second congress, which con
vened in extra session at twelve
o'clock on Tuesday. He polled 217
votes against 131 for James R. Mann
of Illinois; 16 for Henry A. Cooper
of Wisconsin, and one for George W:
Norris of Nebraska. The last three
The opening ceremonies of the
house held an unusual interest. It
was the first time in 16 years that
the Derne crats had taken up the con
duct of i.'.ffairs In the lower branch
of the national legislature. New
hands were at the wheel, while the
helmsmen of former days were about
to engage in the pastime of rocking
The transition from a month ago
was complete. New faces were ev
erywhere to be seen. Democrats not
only filled the side of the chamber
allotted to them but poured over into
the erstwhile sacred precincts of the
Republicans. Members of the house,
always ti .rdy on ordinary days of the
session, began to arrive at the capi
tol Tuesday morning with the earli
est of spectators and the floor was.
crowded almost as soon as the gal
leries. * I ;.
Visitors thronged the office of
Speaker-to-be Clark during the two
hours before the convening of the
house. Among them were Mr. Mann,
minority leader, who called to con
gratulati! the man who was sched
uled to beat him for speakerehip;
Governor Harmon of Ohio, William
Jenningt; Bryan and Samuel Gonip
ers, president of the American Fed
eration of Labor.
Mr. Bryan was closeted with Mr.
dark for 15 minutes. Exercising his
privilege as a former member of the
house, Mr. Bryan appeared in the
chamber at 11:45 a. m.. He was
greeted with applause -and cheers
on the llobr and In the galleries.
A few minutes later . Governor!
Harmoi of Ohio appeared on the
floor ard the cheering was renewed.
When Governor Harmon made his
way up to Mr. Bryan and the two
stood shaking hands and chatting to
gether, the uproar was deafening.
Mr. i'lann, the new minority lead
er, also was greeted with applause.
Mr. Ma an and Mr. Clark, as the two
candidates for the speakership, haa
their p ctures taken in the speaker's
offices. Mrs. Clark and her daughter
and son comprising the speaker's
family, were with him in his new of
fices aid exchanged greetings with
many of the visitors..
The interesting situation of a
Democratic house and a Republican j
senate meeting to consider a Taft ad
ministrative measure directs unusual
attention to the convening ofjthe Six-!
ty-secv. ud congress in extraordinary
sessior at noon on last Tuesday. The
politic il complexion of the two
houses are as follows:
House?Democrats 228; Republi
cans 160; Socialist 1; vacancies 2?
the ninth Iowa and second Pennsyl
Senate?Republicans 50: Demo
crats il; vacancy 1?from Colorado.
The roll calls in the two brancneb
showed some remarkable changes
from the last session. In the house
the Democrats show a gain of 54
members and the Republicans a loss
of 55 the Socialist member, Victor
Berge:* of Milwaukee, accounting for
the difference in the equation.
By reason of the change resulting
from ;he election last November, new
faces are seen not only in the mem
bership of the house, but In the whole
organization. Republican employes
in gieat number will go out and
their places will be filled by Demo
crats. Choice rooms in the capitol
and the house office building, long
controlled by the Republicans, will
be surrendered to the representatives
of the party which is to gather up the
Instead of the 59 Republicans who
occur led seats in the senate on March
4, there are only 50 now. The ranks
of the minority has Increased from
32 to 41 and to 42, when the va
cancy in Colorado Is filled. There;
was one vacancy in the last session,
caused by the death of the late Sen-1
ator Hughes of Colorado. A more;
notable event than the large number
of new faces in the senate and the!
house will be the absence of so many
The speaker's marble rostrum will
not r>>Kound with the vigorous whacks
of the Cannon gavel, for Mr. Cannon
will appear in the ranks of the minor-!
ity now. Veterans of many legisla
tive (struggles will be missed from the:
hous:' floor. Chief among these whose
absence will loom large will be Taw
ney of 'Minnesota, Routell of Illinois.
Scot: of Kansas, McKinley of Cali
forn a, Bennet, Fish, Parsons and!
Cocks of New York; Hull and Smith,!
of Icwa, Kenby of Michigan and Keif- j
er o.' Ohio. Four members?Hitch-!
cock of Nebraska, Poindexter of |
Washington, Gronna of North Dakota!
and 1'ownsend of Michigan, have been
tMES A WEEK
mi SfcVtkE STORM
WIND, RAIN AND HAIL DO DAM
AGE IS SEVERAL SECTIONS. j
Does Much Damage in Alabama,
Where It Spreads Desolation and
Havoc in Places.
A dispatch from Montgomery says
desolation and havoc have been
wrought in many parts of Alabama
by a general severe wind and rain
storm, cyclonic in its nature in some
places, and accompanied by heavy
lightning and hail in others, which
started Monday niglit, terminating
late Tuesday afternoon.
Telephone and telegraph wires are
down in many sections, and only
meagre details of the damage done
can be learned. Traffic on several
railroads wa6 delayed during all of
Trees uprooted, houses and stores
damaged, some completely demol
ished, light plants put out of com
mission, street car service impaired
and streets flooded by the heavy
downpour of rain are the reports that
were received Tuesday night from the
?torm-visited sections of the State.
?In Selma the storm was severe.
Shingles were blown from the roofs
of houses, trees uprooted, signs
blown down, fences raised and houses
damaged by rain, which fell in tor
rents while the storm was raging.
The light plant wa.3 put out of com
mission and Tuesday night the city
wa6 in total darkness. The Btreets
are littered and strewn with limoB
from the shade trees of the city.
Telephone and telegraph wires were
snapped and all the telephones are
out of cf-der.
At TJniontown, in Perry County,
high wind was accompanied by a
regular hail storm and much damage
was done. Fruit and vegetable crops
were badly damaged.
Gadsden was also among the
storm-struck cities, many telegraph
poles being blown down, trees up
rooted and the city light plant crip
Reports from Bay Minette, Brew
ton, Demopolls, Marion "Junction,
Evergreen, . Decatur, Huntsvilie,
Coleman and other places tell of se
vere wind and rain storms, which diet
considerable damage. ?
Clanton experienced the fiercest
wind and rain storm Tuesday after
noon that has visited that section In
many years. Trees were uprooted
and .houses more cr less damagea.l
The Couri House tower was badly j
damaged and the e'ectric light plant j
put out of commission by falling j
'Much damage was done by the
heavy southwest gale, which swept!
over Gulfport, Miss., and harbor
Tuesday afternoon. The German
ship. Sacken dragged anchor and
fouled a small schooner. The schoon
er Robert G. Dunn was blown from
her moorings and rammed the tug
Gulfport, doing $-00 damage.
Will Smith, a negro, trying to es
cape the fury of the gale, ran In
front of a train and was killed.
elevated to the senate.
No longer will the senate roll call
open with the familiar name of Al
drich, the Rhode Island leader having
voluntarily renoumed another term
to devote himself to leisure and thb
study of monetary reforms. He will
be succeeded bv Henry F. LippUt.
Many other striking figures will be
missed from the senate floor, notably
Hale of Maine, succeeded by Chas. F.
Johnson; Beverldge of Indiana, who
was vanquished by John W. Kem;j
Kean of New Jersey, in whose place!
will bo James E. Martine; Warner of j
Missouri, replaced by James A. Reed; I
Dick of Ohio, replaced by Atlee Pom-1
erene, and Carter of Montana, suc
ceeded by Henry T. Meyers. All of
these changes represent Democratic
gains except in the case of Rhode j
The vther senate changes will be
Frazier of Tennessee, succeeded by
Luke Lea, the youngest of all tne
senators; Money of Mississippi, whose j
place will be filled by John Sharp j
Williams, formerly the Democratic
leader of the house; Flint of Call-)
fornia, whose toga will grace the
shoulders of John D. Works; j
Bulkely of Connecticut, who gives'
way to George P. McLean, formerly
governor of his State; Burrows ofi
'Michigan, whose mantle is to be wo'h j
by former Representative Townsend;
Burkett of Nebraska, succeeded by
former Representative Hitchcock; j
Scott and Elkin<? of West Virginia,
the former to be succeeded by W. E. I
Chilton, while C W. Watson already;
has taken the place of Senator E1-!
kins, and Piles of Washington, suc
ceeded by former Representative
Polndexter, while the place of Sena
tor Depew was filled after a long
struggle by the election of James A.'
Dashed Three Stories.
Pitching from the third floor of a
Fourth avenue office building Mon-;
day morning the body of Dr. C. C.
Godshaw landed on the street curi.
below, almost in the midst of a crowd
of pedestrians on their way to busi-i
ness. The plunge resulted in death j
for the physician, who wa^ well
known in professional circles and ac- !
tive in civic affairs.
The Democrats Win.
With the exception of three coun-'
cilmen and the Police Judge, the,
Democrats regained control of the
city government of Joplin. Mo., Tues
day, which they lost two years ago.
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR BLEASE
ON LAST MONDAY.
New Commission Appointed to Carry
on the Work of Building New
Dr, J. W. Babcock, Columbia; D.
Robert Wilson, Charleston; James M.
Payne, Anderson; John F. Floya,
Spartanburg; E. H. Aull, Newberry.
This is the commission that has
been named by Gov. Blease to com
plete the work of improving condi
tions at the State hospital for the In
sane. Gov. Blease Monday Bigned the
measure passed by the general as
sembly providing for future work at
the State hospital. The measure
gives unlimited; power to the com
mission and provides for as much as
$200,000 to be expended during the
present year on improvements.
James M. Payne, John F. Floyd
and E. H. Aull are the new members
of the commission. They take the
places of George B. Cromer of New
berry, Leroy Springs of Lancaster
and R. O. Purdy of Sumter. The
only members of the old commission
reappointed were Dr. Babcock and
The old commission last year pur
chased 2,500 acres of land eight
miles north of Columbia. On this
site buildings will be erected for the
accommodation of the negro patients
now housed at the State hospital for
It is expected that the commission
will meet in a few days when plans
will be considered :or the erection of
the new structures.
The new members of the commis
sion "are Blease men" according to
a statement made by the governor in
an interview in The State Sunday.
John Floyd is from Spartanburg ana
Is a former mayor of the city. He i&
a brother of Mart Floyd, the post
master of Spartanburg. James M.
Payne was for 20 years treasurer of
Anderson county. E. H. Aull is edi
tor of the Newberry Herald und
NEGRO TELLS OF MURDER.
Got Mad Because He Was Not Bail
ed for Selling Booze.
Becoming enraged because his
white "friends" would not pay him
out of jail when he was arrested for
selling whiskey in violation of the
state prohibition law, a negro at
Garheld, a station on the Savannah,
Augusta & Northern railway, 25
miles from Statesboro, Ga., told the
officers of a murder said to have been
committed by a white man named
Mullins in December last. He said
the body of 9 negro was buried down
in a swamp near Garfield and in
structed the officers to go there and
Fearing they woulcl not find the
exact spot, the officers carried the
negro with them and it is said he
took them with no difficulty to where
he helped bury thu negro. He says
he had no hand in the killing, but the
white man made he and another ne
gro bury the corpse. They began
to dig and in a short while it is said,
the decomposed body of the negro
It is said the negro was killed
about the middle of December and
nothing had been heard of it until
the negro was arrested for selling
whiskey and his white friends refus
ed to come to his rescue, when he be
come "sore" and revealed the secret.
It is understood the sheriff of Emanu
el county has been notified and is
searching for the murderer. It is
said that the accused white man has
gone to parts unknown.
THIRTY-FOUR REBELS SLAIN.
Regulars Surprise Insurrectos Near
Thirty-four rebels are dead and
many wounded as a result of an at
tack made by 350 Federals on
Friday night upon a detachment of
150 insurgents at Aldama, Mexico.
! The Federals report the death of but
i The defeat of the rebels was large
jly due to lack of discipline on the
! part of the rebels. They had entered
j Altdama without resistance early in
the day. Not anticipating attack their
officers issued invitations to a dance
i and then began the killing of twenty
I head of cattle, announcing that they
were preparing the beef for the sup
per of 1,000 rebels encamped some
distance south of the city of Chihua
hua. The dance took place.
, Both the rebels and their guests
i drank heavily and late in the night
the insurgent camp was located in a
grove near the edge of the town. No
sentries were out when the attack
was made and few of the rebels had
their guns. They fled toward thb
;own and were shot down as they
ran. Among the rebels dead are
Capts. Francisco and Jose Portillo.
brothers. The federal dead include
Held by Small Pox.
Bight hundred persons arriving at
Philadelphia on the steamship Vero
na, from Genoa and Naples via New
York, are still detained aboard the
vessel because of the outbreak of
small pox among the passengers.
Among the hundreds of persons
waiting for the release of passengers
there are five prospective bride
HRG, 8. C THURSDAY. A
WILL CRAW FISH
The Progressive Republicans Will Job
Force With Regulars.
DEFEAT TARRIFF PLANS
Republicans Will Oppose AU Legis
lation Looking to a Revision of the
Tariff, But the Democrats May Vne
Reciprocity as a Club to Push
Through Revision Bills.
Despite the fact that the Democrats
I of the House, by official caucus ac
I tion, have declared a purpose to en
I act tariff legislation during the extra
session of Congress, which begun last
Tuesday, the prediction is freely
made in Congressional circles that no
such legislation can be put through
i the Senate, and that the extra ses
sion will adjourn earlier than has
generally been anticipated.
Sentiment among the regular Re
publicans in the Senate is over
whelmingly against any sort of tarin
revision at the extra session. With
j out the support of the progressives
the Democrats cannot possibly get
any tariff bills through the uppei
branch of Congress.
It is apparent that the regular Re
publicans of the Senate will do every
thing in their power to postpone all
matters of general legislation until
the regular session next December. It
is reported that a number of the
progressive Republicans are likely to
fall in with this idea. .
There is every reason to believt.
j that the regulars will promise the in
; surgents to facilitate consideration
i of schedule by schedule revision o..
the tariff it the regular session 01
Congress it no attempt is made to put
through such legislation at the extra
session. With such an agreement be
tween the Republicans, it is believed
that the Democrats might not at
tempt to prolong the extra session
until late in the fall.
In certain quarters it is reported
that the Democrats of the House will
hold reciprocity up until the Senate
and President have acted favorably
on a number of revisions of the pres
ent Tariff law which the Democrats.)
intend making. The report has itj
that the House majority fears the)
J President and Senate will "double
cross" them if the Canadian agre-'-j
j ment is passed before any tariff re-i
j vision is made, by the President ad
jjourning Congress, which he can do|
(under the Constitution if the Sen- j
j ate should get into a disagreement;
j with the House on the question oi
time of adjournment.
The Democratc House leaders wih j
j go ahead with their program re- !
gardless of the probable fate of their
measures in the Senate until such a
time as the Senate clearly demon- j
; strates thai: it will give no consid
! eration to general legislation dur
ing the extra session. In this way I
the Democrats feel they will have!
done their utmost to fulfill their j
pledges at the earliest possible mo- |
Some of the Senate Democrats are I
strongly in favor of waiting until the'
:regular session convenes before re- ;
' vising the tariff. They declare that
I the Republicans already have passed;
big appopriation bills for the next
; fiscal year and that revenues must bt I
: raised to meet them. During the>
regular session the tariff could be re-j
vised and the new appropriation bills:
scaled down accordingly.
I The promise made by President
Taft that the tariff board will be I
ready with a complete report on the
; textile schedules of the tariff by De
cember 1, next, and the hope he has
informally expressed that Congress
will decide to wait for this report be
fore acting on these schedules, makes
; the situation a little more difficult
for the Democrats in that the insur
gent vote in the Senate has an ex-!
, cuse for crawfishing on their demand j
' for tariff reform.
It is pointed out that with a re
port on the much-discussed cotton
i and woolen schedules promised by i
next December, the insurgent Repub-j
. licans will not stultify themselves by'
' voting for House bills amending;
these schedules without regard to the,
.tariff board. There is little doubt
I hut that consideration of the reclpro-1
city measure will occupy many weeks
of the Senate's time. It Is argued
i that it would be late in June before
consideration could be given in the,
Senate to a House bill dealing with j
even one schedule of the Payne-Aid-1
With a determination of thirty or '
more Senators that no such legisla
tion should be enacted at the extra
session, it can be easily seen, accord
ins to the Republican leaders, that
attempts to get such measures
through ahe extra session would be.
futile. This does not mean that the
President will look unkindly toward
a revision of the tariff on necessities
of life not included- in the Canadian
agreement. Tn fact, it is to the con
trary. The President expects the Dem
ocrats and insurgent Republicans to
make reductions in the tariff.
Won't Try Cses.
The general impression in Colum
bia is that Attorney General Lyon
will refuse to carry any other of the,
graft cases to trial duing the admin
istration of Governo Ulease as the
result of the pardon of John Black, j
PKEL 6. 1911.
HITS THEM HARD
PATENT MEDICINE MAKERS LOSE
Manufacturers Denied the Right to
Dictate Prices to the Selling
The attempt to put the ban on "cut
rateB" in proprietary medicines in
this country received the unqalifled
disapproval of the Supreme Court of
the United States Monday. That tri
bunal declined in an opinion by Jus
tice Hughes to give its aid to such
an attempt on the ground that it
would afford the manufacturers of
medicine an unlawful monopoly.
The question of the right of a
manufacturer to control the price of
his article to the consumer arose in a
suit begun by the Doctor Miles Medi
cal Company, of Elkhart, Ind.,
against a wholesale dealer in medi
cines in Cincinnati, John D. Park &
The manufacturer sought to enjoin
the Cincinnati firm from inducing
dealers who had procured medicines
from the fanufacturer to sell in vio
lation of a contract with the manu
facturer, and from selling medicines
procured in this way at "cut rates."
Justice Lurton, then a judge in the
circuit court, announced the opinion
of the circuit court of appeals of the
Sixth circuit, denying the injunctions!
sought. He said that while the man
ufacturer of medicines under a secret,
formula has a right to a monopoly of;
manufacture until the formula was!
discovered by fair means, yet courts!
could not insure him the "unneces-l
sary monopoly" of controlling the!
price to the consumer.
Justice Lurton added that such a
manufacturer would be accorded oth
erwise a greater privilege than an in
ventor. He pointed out that an in
ventor must make public his inven-!
tion, which becomes the property oi
the public afi:er a few years, but a
manufacturer of a proprietary medi
cine under a mere secret fomula,
might enjoy a monopoly forever.
Justice Hughes today quoted ap-1
proviii5ly from Judge Lurton's opin-j
ion, and stated that the medicine
company had made the mistake ofj
considering its monopoly of manufac-'
ture to Ua monopoly of sale.
Justice rlolmes, in a dissenting j
opinion, said that he b^'i^ved polio
of letting people manag- cheir busi
ness in their own way as much asi
possible. Furthermore he stated he.
believed there was a tendency to
overvalue the benefits of competition,
to the public.
CHILD LOST TEN YEARS.
Youth Blown Away in Galveston Hur
ricane is Recovered.
In the hurricane and tidal wave
on Sept. 8, 1900, the three-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wood
son, of El Dorado, Tex., who were
visiting relatives near Bolivar, on
Galveston bay, was swept away when
the house was carried by the sea in
land nearly a mile. A few days ago a
trading salesman heard the story oi
the finding of the child in a pasture
by a man. who placed the boy in an
asylum in San Antonio. The sales
man knew the Woodsons, who have
since moved to Kansas City, and the
child now nearly 14 years old, was
traced to a family near Fredericks
burg, Tex. The family adopted the
child six years ago.
Identity was established by a gold 1
medal with the child's initials on
graved on it, which he wore when he
was swept away, and a birthmark on
the body. The parents believed the j
boy had been carried to sea.
KILLED ON WAY TO CHCRCH. |
Stranger Slain With Shotgun in
A strange negro man, supposed to;
be named Frank Gary, judging from
the name on a tax receipt of Hart
county, Georgia, was shot and in-,
stantly killed about 11 o'clock Mon
day night by a negro supposed to be
Gamp Smith at Greenville. The de.io
negro was en route to church with
a young negress. The parties met on j
the sidewalk on Green avenue, a dou-:
ble-barreled shotsun was brought
into action and the strange negro fell!
to the ground with a hole torn in his
breast. The negress fled and has niH
yet been found. Residents of that
section claim they saw Smith flee
down the road with a shotgun after
<? ? ?
Near Anderson on Tuesday J. I.1
Conwell, aged seven years, was acci
dentally shot and fatally wounded,
by his brother Homor Conwell. aged
ten years. The wounded lad lived!
about an hour with a horrible wound
in his back and hip. Homer Con
well thought he had removed the
shell from the gun and he was aim
ing it carelessly when it was dis
charged, the load at short range en
tering the body of his little brother.
Socialists Losing Ground?
The Socialist-Democrat party in
Milwaukee and county was defeated
in Tuesday's judicial and school
board elections. It was the first de
feat of the Socialist, power in Mil
waukee since they swept everything
in the city a year ago and carried
a number of assembly districts ana
elected a Congressman last fall.
GAME DID NOT WORK
PRETENDED CORPSE FAILED TO
MOVE THE OLD MAN.
Voting Man Tried to Fool Money Out
of His Father by Pretending to be
The Atlanta Journal says Lewis E.
Pohlman, 3 0 years of age, an At
lanta electrician, who lives at 15
Short street in that city, enjoys the
distinction of being a young man
whose father won't trust him, either
alive or dead. He has tried it both
Pohlman, who used to be a sol
dier with the 17th regiment at Fort
McPherson, found himself recently
out of funds. He was* not in good
standing with his father, a respected
merchant in Harrisville, Pa., ana
knew it would be useless to appeal
So he decided on a rather startling
plan to soften the father's heart and
loosen his pocketbook. He spent his
last small change to send a Western
UDion message, which read as fol
"E. Pohlman, Harrisville, Pa.:
Your son, Lewis, has just died of
pneumonia, at the hospital here.
Please send $80 to cover expenses for
shipping his remains to you.
(Signed) "A. B. CARNES."
Then he waited an answer. But it
didn't come. Apparently the old gen
tleman had little more confidence in
his son dead than he had previously
had fcr him living. At any rate, in
stead of send the money to "Carnes,"
he got a Harrisville undertaker to
wire Barclay & Brandon to look into
Lewis Pohlman, pretending to be
"Carnes," got wind of this si.d went
to Barclay & Brandon. He was
promptly arrested, and confessed to
the whole transaction.
SAVED BY FIRE DRILL.
The Children Are Rescued in Orderly
The discovery of fire in the Eighth
avenue baby shelter of Newark, N.
J., late Tuesday night demonstrated
the value of fire drills in institutions
of this character when it was fol
lowed by the orderly rescue of more
than 50 children, 14 of whom were
infants in swaddling clothes. Eight
year-old Johnny Savage, one of the
inmates, discovered the fire ana
quietly notified Mrs. Harriet Trench
ard, the matron. The fire gong was
sounded and the nurses got the old
er children in line and marched them
to a pavilion in the yard, while other
attendants, in accordance with fire
drill regulations, began the rescue of
the babies. All were taken out safe
ly before the firemen arrived.
WOMAN DID NOT FAINT.
But With Handy .Hot .Pins Put
Burglar to Flight.
At New York Miss Hannah Krot
cvhvil threw up ? her hands early
Tuesday Tuesday when a highway
man thrust a pistol in her face, but
her action was not in token of sur
render. On the contrary, the young
woman pulled out two wicked looking
hatpins and began violently jabbing
her assailant. One lunge that punc
tured the robber's arm, evidently
took the fight out of him. .'or he
wheeled and took to flight. .Miscs
Kritchvil started in pursuit, scream
ing for help, but handicapped by a
skirt built on the grounds of a bob
ble, she was losing ground, when
others took up the chase and the
holdup man was caught.
Kills Two Cows.
In the high wind which prevailed
Friday afternoon several poles of the
electric power line running from
Rock Hill to Mount Gallant dairy
farm were blown down, and before
they were put up again, caused the
death of two valuable cows of the
Mount Gallant herd. The head of
one of them was completely severed
from the body by coming in contact
with the wire.
Democratic leaders in New Jersey
believe the keynote of next year's
presidential campaign will he sound
ed at the Jeffersonian dinner and
mass meeting of the Bitrlinuton
County Democratic Club Wednesday
evening. Speaker Champ Clark, Gov
ernor Woodrow Wilson, United States
Senator James K. Martin and William
Jennings Bryan will he among the
Fall From Loft.
According to a telephone message
received from Princeton, Laurent)
county, it. !.<??? Mahon, a well known
citizen who lived near the Greenville
and Lnurens county line, was found
dead yesterday afternoon at his harn.
Iiis back having been broken by a
fall from the loft of the building. He
was a son of William M. Mahon, anu
was a prosperous farmer, aged about
Hartsrille Has Trebled.
According to census returns made
public Tuesday, Hartsville has in
creased its population from 704 in
1 900 to 2.365 in 1910. It will thus
be seen that the Darlincton county
town is more than three times its size
ten years ago.
WO C ENTS PEB COPY
MAKE BIG GAINS
Democrats Win a Sweeping Victory hi
the Chicago Election
WINS THE FIFTH THE
Majority for Carter Harrison, Demo
erotic Candidate, About Eighteen
Thousand?There Was a Great
Falling Off in the Republican Vote,
While the Democrats Gained.
Carter H. Harrison, mayor of Chi
cago, from 1897 until 1905, end son
of Carter H. Harrison, Sr., who oc
cupied the mayor's office from 1879
to 1887, and was assassinated dur
ing the World's Fair, was elected
mayor for the. fifth time Tuesday.
He defeated Charles E. Merriam, his
Republican opponent, by 17,082
votes, gaining a to:al of 177,358
In spite of the opposition of a ma
jority of the local press, the election
was almost a complete Democratic
victory. The election of Fred Con
nery, for city clerk, and Henry Stuck
art, for city treasurer, early was
conceded, although a count of their
total vote has not been completed.
The Democratic majority of the city
council has been Increased by a doz
Prof. Charles E. Merriam, his Re
publican opponent, conceded cne
'election to'Mr. Harrison at 6:30, two
and a halt hours after the polls
closed, but declared that results were
such as would give him hope for an
other campaign. He said:
"I am satisfied with the fight we
have made. We have presented the
issues of decent, honest, economical
government squarely to the voters ir:
a way that cannot fail to help con
ditions. The battle miist be fought
not once, but many times, and in the
j long run -it will prove successful. I
' congratulate Mr. Harrison on his vic
tory and wish him well in his ad
Returns by wards show that Prof.
Merriam was given nearly 7 per cent
less votes than Busse (Republican)'
was accorded four years ago, vhile
Harrison ran over 17 per cent ahead
of the figures attained by Dunne
(Democrat) at that time. The vote
reached above 340,000, which is
about 25,000 more than the record
at the same time in the last mayor
alty contest. In spite of this both
i sides agreed that Merriam lost
J through failure of the "silk stock
I ing" wards to show the strength ex
Even in the twenty-fifth ward,
where Merriam's candidacy was con
I ceived, failure of Merriam supporters
i to vote caused the professor's total to
j drop far below what had been expect
ed. Harrison announced as soon as
this ward had been reported that he
had won and prepared a statement.
After this ward had reported the re
sult never was in doubt."
! While the first ward gave up its
usual Democratic plurality, it wan
not alone from thi6, and the river
wards of similar character, that Har
: ison drew his support. His eight
j years' service in the mayor's chair
drew out many from the ranks his
j opponent had not counted on, and his
1 promise of 70-cent gas was said by
I his managers to have had a great in
fluence with the West Side wards,
where he showed unexpected
One of the features of the cam
paign was the vote polled by the So
cialist party. Five-sixths of the total
i precincts in the first indicated that
: the vote would reach 24.000, a gain
.of 11,000 over the vote of four years
ago. On the other hand the prohi
bition vote dropped to 3,600 this
year, as against 11,000 last year.
WILL PAY HEAVY FIXES.
Soft Drink Dealers Convicted of Vio
Two hundred and seventy odd soft
. drink dealers of Xashville, Tenn., in
dicted for violating the revenue laws,
came forward in the criminal court
I of Davidson county Monday morning,
through their attorneys, with a plea1
jof guilty and were assessed fines ov
$25 and costs each by A. B. Neil,
judge of the court.
This was a compromise measure of
j the wholesale number of indictments
found November 11, 1910. It follows
the outcome of the cases against
Rolhfelt Brothers about two weeks
ago, in which the defendants! were
found guilty and assessed a fine of
$50 in occordance with a sweeping
charge of Judge Niel, who held that
Federal liquor licenses was prima
facia evidence of violation of the rev
enue laws only, but not of the four
The fines amounting lo something
like $13.000 will be collected at once
and turned over to State and county.
Woman Bold Robber.
Hiding a revolver behind a long
black veil, which she wore, a woman
in broad daylight, entered and robbed
a grocery store in Washington Mon
day. Pointing the weapon at the
young woman clerk and at another
woman, who was in the store at the
same time, the robber ordered them
out. She opened the cash register,
rifled it and then escaj>ed. An arrest
has been made.