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Ifesolonons for Reopening the Lorime
Case Before the Senate.
In the Resolution Introduced by
Senate r La Follette, Lorimer is
Charged With the Full Personal
Knowledge of the Corruption Used
for His Election.
The vrashington correspondent of
The News and Courier says interest
in Conga ess Monday centered in the
Senate, where Mr. La Follette spoke
on his resolution for a special com
mittee, named in the resolution and
consisting entirely of new Senators,
to investigate anew the Lorimer
case. Tiie Wisconsin Senator was in
fine trim and had a large audience,
nearly a,s many House members hear
ing him as were attending the Terri
tories debate in the House itself. ,
-The substitute resolution of Sena
tor Dilliagham, referring the new in
vestigation to the committee on priv
ileges and elections, will doubtless
prevail, however. It is pointed out
that his committee, as now consti
tuted, contains the. names o? three
new Senators, Messrs. Kenyon, of
Iowa; Kern, of Indiana, and Lea, of
An immediate investigation of
sweeping scope of the renewed
charges that Senator Lorimer, of Il
linois, hi not entitled to his seat, is
provided for in both the resolutions
by Senators Dillingham'and La Fol
Senator La Follette called up his
resolution and made a speech ar
raigning the Illinois Senator, whom
he charged with personal knowledge
of the spending of money* in' behalf
of his election. Both the Democrat
ic steering committee and the Re
publican members of the Senate com
mittee on privilege and elections dis
cussed the charges of corruption in
the Lorimer case and Senator Dil
lingham, chairman of the elections
committee, presented his resolution
of inquiry as a substitute for the' La
Follette resolution. The La Follette"
measure provides for a renewed in
quiry fete the -Lorimer case by a
sp jial committee. The Democratic
Senators will support the Dillingham
resolution. It is unlikely that the
elections committee will be directed
to investigate through a sub-commit
tee, to be composed of its own mem
The Dillingham resolution follows:
"That the committee on privileges
and elections are authorized and di
rected to further investigate the
charges made against Wm. Lorimer,
a Senator from the. State of Illinois,
and to inquire and: report to the
Senate whether in or about the elec
tion of the said Wm. Lorimer, as
a Senator of the United States from
the State of Illinois, or in connec
tion with, his right to a seat In this
body, there1 were usefl-or- employed^
by any person, firm.' corporation or!
association any corrupt methods of
"That said committee be author
ized to sit during, the sessions of the
Senate and during the recess of the
Senate or of Congress; to hold its
session at such place or places as it
shall deem most convenient tor the
purpose of Investigation; to employ
stenographers and such counsel and
competent accountants as it may
deem necessary; to send for persons
and papers and to administer oaths;
and that the espenses'qf 'the Ihq?rjry
shall be paid from the contingent'
fund of the Senate upon vouchers
to be approved bj* the chairman of
Senator La Follatfe's speech -was
a plea for a reinvestlgation' cn ac
count, not only of. recent deiceJbp
menta. 'but because of revelations
during: th? last session" of the com
tMr. La Follette reviewed the Lori
mer case, citing the confessions of
?bribery in the interest of Lorimer's
election. "Is there another Senator
against whom such an imputation
could have been made who would not
have risen in his seat and demanded
an inquiry?" he said.
"Can you conceive of any man
holding such a trust as a seat in the
Senate who co ild sit here for weeks
and months after his title had been
impeached without saying some
He said the votes of the thirty
Democratic 'Seuators for Lorimer
would stick in the minds of the peo
ple when it was remembered that
the Democratic votes were under the
leadership of Lee O'Neal Brown,
who had $30.000 strapped on his
person. He said that he understood
that the Senate committee had per
mitted an attorney in the case to
divert it from an inquiry into Mr.
Lorimer's knowledge of the case.
Page upon page of the testimony
he declared, showed the closest asso
ciations between Mr. Lorimer, Speak
er Shurtlieff and Lee O'Neal Brown,
the Democratic leader.
Five Deaths From Heat.
Philadelphia heat records for the
year and for May 22 were brokeu
Tuesday when the mercury register
ed 92 degrees. Five deaths were re
ported to the coroner as being due
to the excessive heat.
! DIAZ REIGN IS OM
\t*?^J FFESIDENT OF MEXICO
HAS RESIGNED OFFICE.
Resignation Will Not Be Accepted
Before Saturday, When Madeiro
Will Go to Mexico City.
A dispatch from Juarez, Mexico,
says advices to the rebels is to the
effect that President Diaz resigned
Wednesday, .but it .is not expected
that the Mexican Congress will ac
cept it before Saturday, anci Francis
co I. Madero, Jr., the rebel leader, is
not planning ito istart fcr iMexico
City before Sunday.
Senor Madero is just beginning to
realize the strength of the revolu
tionary movement which he created.
A constant stream of telegrams has
been pouring in at his headquarters
within the last few days congratu
lating him on the successs of the
revolution, and assuring him that
thousands of men are at his disposal,
As the telgrams are from all parts
of Mexico, including the southern and
central sections, it is becoming more
and more apparent that Madero need
fear little from a counter revolution
ary movement. Such talk again was
in the air, coupled with rumors of
plots by the "Cientifico" element in
Mexico City and the possibility of
mishap to the Madero train when it
starts southward. ,
Some of Madero's friends think he
should take at least 200 armed men
with him, but the rebel I-fader him
self, scoffs at the idea, saying he will
have but a civilian esco^ A pilot
locomotive, it is report*- will pro
ceed a kilometre or twe ahead of
the Madero train to scout for dyna
mite bombs or other impediment.
An evidence that Madero already
is working In close harmo.. j with the
Provisional President, Senor De La
Barra, is the frequent exchange of
messages that occurred Tuesday.
Senor Madero Wednesday was advis
ed for instance, that an attack on
Hermosillo was contemplated.
The large army, which has been
accumulated under Madero since the
revolution began, instead of being re
garded as involving future danger of
anarchy, is rapidly being reviewed
in another light by conservative lead
ers. They look with satisfaction up
on this'army once undisciplined, now
much better drilled and well clad and
equipped than the regu lar "Mexican
troops. It Is thought a new army
may be organized.
SHOT DOWN BY ROBBERS.
Attempt Made to Assassinate Man
and Money Stolen.
Wm. H. Yerkes, one of the lead
ing business men of Norristown, Pa.,
was shot by two men, supposed to
,be Italians, on the road leading to
his; quarries atAHenderoon-Station.
The police say the men were after
$1,400, which Yerkes was believed
to be carrying in a bag to pay off the
workmen at the quarries. His as
sailants shot him in the head four
times and-left him lying in the road
Thiey got away "with a money bag
said to contain $600:
A passerby, who heard the shots,
ran to Yerkes' assistance and
brought'him to the hospital. Phy
sicians say his condition' is critical.
The wounds in the head, face anu
forehead show that Yerkes bravely
faced! the highwaymen. Police in
automobiles are scouring the coun
try for the robbers.
SEEKS PARDON FOR NICHOLS.
/Serving life Sentence for Murder
of Paul Williams.
:. Perhaps the strongest petition in
number of signatures evar presented
to a Governor of South Carolina ask
ing for-the pardon of any one man
-^av petition bearing the signature
of approximately seventeen thousand
Individuals?will shortly be pre
sented to Governor Blease, asking
for a full and complete pardon for
George Nichols, who is serving a life
term in the State Penitentiary for
complicity in the murde* of Paul A.
Williams, of Columbia, on the Hag
enbeck-Wallace Circus *rain on the
night of October 8, last year, ac
cording to the statement of G. S.
Cunningham, an attorney of Pekin,
111., now in this State. It will be
remembered that Nichols and three
negroes were convicted of the brutal
At Trenton. N. J., Frank E. Heid
mann, the young Asbury Park flor
ist, who murdered 10-year-old Marie
Smith last November, was electrocut
ed at the State prison Tuesday night,
fie met the little girl as she was
coining home from school and lured
her into a woods. After attempting
to assault her, he killed the child
with an axe and hid her body in some
underbrush. He made a confession,
admitting the crime.
Mills to Close Down.
Notices were posted by the Amos
keag Manufacturing company af
Manchester, N. H., Monday, an
nouncing the suspension of work in
all of its manufacturing departments
beginning at noon May 27 and ccn
unning until the morning of June
5. About 1.1.000 operatives are em
ployed in the Amoskeag cotton mills.
FATAL CHURCH FIGHT
ONE NEGRO KILLED AND SEV
ERAL OTHERS WOUNDED.
Row Started by Negro Man Refus
ing to Take Off His Hafc When in
Church. ? i
Another fatal row has occurred at
a negro church In Newberry county,
Rocky Zion church just on the New
berry side of the line, between New
berry and Laurens counties, was the
scene of a bloody pistol battle, which
raged for a few minutes late Sunday
evening, in which one negro was
killed and four or five others were
more or less seriously wounded.
The shooting was the result of a
fuss, which started in the church,
when Henry Baxter walked into the
meeting with k's hat on. One of
the negroes took offence at this
seeming lack of respect on Henry's
part. When the difficulty arose, an
adjournment was had to the grounds
outside, where a number of pistols
were put In action, between forty
and fifty shots being fired.
Henry Baxter, who had failed to j
uncover when he went into the meet-|
ing, was killed, and among the
wounded are Jim Workman, shot in
the right arm, a negro, Robinson,
shot in the head, the bullet entering
through the ear, and a negro wo
man, whose name has not been
learned, shot in the thigh.
Sheriff Bufford went to the scene
Sunday evening and brought back to
Newberry and lodged in jail Jim
Workman and Ephraim Williams.
Ephraim Williams is a brother of
Verge Williams, who is said to have
started the fuss in the church. The
information given the sheriff, was
when the fuss started, Ephraim se
cured Verge's pistol and ran after
Henry Baxter, firing at him .as he
went. Workman and Ephraim Wil
liams had been arrested by Mr. W.
Pink Smith, and were being held
when the sheriff arrived. Verge Wil
liams could not be located. Robin
son was on Mr. Bedenbaugh's place,
son was on Mr. Bedenbaugh's place
in Laurena County, under the care
of a doctor, and it was said he was
too seriously injured to be brought
to jail. Later during the night Dep
uty Sheriff Pope Euford arrested Jim
Williams, on Mr. Ben Abram's place.
An inquest was begun today, and
Coroner Felker's jury charged Jim
Workman ?nd Ephraim Williams
with the killing and Virge Williams
a/s accessory. The verdict, was
reached today. It was with great
difficulty that the coroner was able
to get any connected facts, and the
investigation will be continued.
THE EVER READY PISTOL.
Farmer Shoots Conductor and is Shot
Capt. C. D ' Bailey,'conductor on
passenger train No. 27 on the Geor
gia railroad, which leaves Augusta at
3:20, Eastern time, running be
tween Augusta and Atlanta, was
shot Monday On his train about half
a mile this side of Meslna, and in
turn shot his assailant, A. J. Thomp
son, a well'known farmer of Warren
Capt. Bailey was painfully,
though not seriously, wounded, the
'bullet entering his leg between his
hip and knee, and it is believed that
A. J. Thompson, his assailant, was
The Bhooting arose over the re
fusal of Capt. Bailey to stop the train
at Mesina, a flag station four miles
this side of Camack, and an argu
ment resulted. Whes asked to stop
Capt. Bailjey stated he coufld not
make a stop without orders, and
Thompson drew a gun, saylug:
"You will stop this train at the
muzzle of my revolver."
Capt. Ba'ley knocked Thompson's
hand down, throwing the muzzle of
the gun from his breast, as Thomp
son fired, the bullet entering Capt.
Bailey's leg between the- hip and
knee, Thompson then turned to
run, and Capt. Bailey, who had
drawn his pistol, in the scuffle fired
and shot Thompson between his
shoulders, the bullet penetrating his
right lung '
PUTS BULLET IN BRAIN.
Kills Himself Over Dead Body of the
Man He Killed.
I Riding home together after a cel
ebration in which liquor is said to:
; have played a prominent part, Cal i
j O'Neill and Lee Regan, ranchers on'
j the Shoshone reservation, between:
i the Big Wind and Little Wind div-|
;ers, Wyoming. Saturday became in
volved in a quarrel, O'Neill shooting
'and killing Regan. O'Neill rode
back from his ranch to the spot
u.wo stq qSnOJip }3[nq v. m<i pun
?v.\ [[i}s puajJJ sii[ jo .\poq aqi eaoq.u
brain The bodies were found side
by side by a searching party. The
, men were close neighbors and warm
Shot Himself in Dream.
i The danger of sleeping with a pis-:
] tol .undo|- one's pillow was illus-l
I trated Tuesday when John McAlee
! man. in New York, died from a self
j inflicted bullet wound through the
I head. Members of the family said
(McAleenan slept with a revolver at
the head of the bed and shot him-j
self during a dream.
URG, S. C, THURSDAY, MA
SO MOTE IT BE
Lever Thinks That the Next President
Will Be a Good Democrat.
WILSON THE FAVORITE
Ho Says Party Is Harmonious and
All the Democrats Are Pulling To
gether?It Has Done Pine Work
So Far, and He Believes Will Do
So to the End.
Congressman Lever, who has been
at his home for some days, talked
most enthusiastically regarding re
sults already accompished by the
"We have," he said, "so far as we
have gone, kept the faith with the
people of the country. We have
done more substantial work in the
interest of reform legislation since
the assembling of this congress on
the 4th of April than has ever been
done by one congress in the history
of the country in the same length of
! "In a harmonious caucus we
mapped out a program for this en
tire session, involving the election
of senators by a direct vote of the
people, a corrupt practice act to pur
ify our elections, the passage of the
Canadian reciprocity agreement, a
free list bill, equalizing tariff taxes
and reducing their burdens, the ad
mission of Arizona and (New Mexico
into the union, and thus far we have
already passed the bill for the elec
tion of senators by the people, the
publicity bill, the reciprocity bill, the
free list bill, and during this week
the statehood bill will pass, and
while this is being done the ways and
means committee will have ready for
consideration by the caucus the bill
revising and readjusting the wool
schedule. When this is acted upon
the cotton schedule and perhaps rub
ber and steel will be considered.
"The encouraging thing about all
of this is the Democrats have shown
an un'broken front, a unanimity of
feeling and an enthusiasm not seen
I in the party since the War Between
the Sections. Every man of us feels
that the reforms sought by the peo
ple can be reached only through the
lindtrumentality tof the Democratic
party, and each man is willing to
concede much of his private opin
ions as to particular propositions for
the good of the party."
"What about presidential candi
dates?" he was asked.
"That's a good distance off. It is
strange how situations change. A
few j'ears ago there was a plethora
of Republican timber, and a dearth
of Democratic timber. The situation
is exactly reversed today. President
Taft is certain of necessity to be the
standard-bearer of his party. He is
the. only,, man in it that has a ghost
of a chance of success, and his
chance is only a ghost of a chance.
On the other hand, the Democratic
party is rich in presidential timber
and there will be no difficulty ex
perienced by a national convention
in finding a man who will measure up
to the full standard as a party lead
er. Yes, there is much talk around
Washington about Speaker Clark,
who possesses many elements of
leadership and characteristics which
will appeal strongly to the masses.
If this Democratic house continues
to ?ake good in the future as it has
in its brief life I would predict that
Speaker Clark will be a formidable
factor. He is showing splendid
leadership In the fact that he is re
fusing to assume the responsibilities
entirely which belong to" the mem
bership of the house. He.Is put
ting this upon the boys with the
result that every man realizes that
there is work for him.
"Mr. Clark is strongly seconded
by Mr. Underwood of the *ays and
means committee, who is showing
himself to be a great leader. It will
not do to overlook Speaker Clark in
"G-ov. Wilson is at this moment
perhaps strongest with the general
public He seems to be an almost
perfect admixture of conservative
and progressive, which makes him
an almost ideal antithesis of Presi
dent Ta.tf It gives him a strength
which Gov. Harmon does not pos
sess, because he is more of the same
type of man as is President Taft than
io Gov. Wilson. The contest in the
next Democratic convention will
likely be between these three men,
either of whom, in my judgment,
can defeat any man nominated by
the Repcblican party. Of course, no
one can foretell the effect th? de
velopments of the future may have
[upon the prospects of these men.
"What do you think of the future
for the patty?" he was asked.
"Ii was never brighter: t.'.e coun
try is thoroughly disgusted with Re
publican maladministration, and this
congress is convincing the country
that the Democratic party is capable
of conducting the government in ;>.
conservative and business-lik^ way in
the interest of all the people. It is
a 10 to 1 bet the next President
will be a Democrat, and he will eith
er b- named Wilson, Harmon a:
Kills Her Little Ones.
/Driven temporarily insane by an
accusation of theft, a woman at
Brambach, Saxony, killed her five
children and then committed suicide.
Y 25, 1911.
TUE JACK POT STORY
DEMOCRATIC LEADER MARTIN
WANTS IT LOOKED IXTO.
Senator La Follette Pleads for Re
i-nvestlcatJon and Again 'Attuckft
Lorimer in a Caustic Manner.
In the Senate Tuesday before Mr.
La Follette resumed his red hot
speech attacking Lorimer, Senator
Bristow made the first set speech in
behalf of the resolution of Senator
Borah for direct election of Senators.
Senator Martin, the minqrlty lead
er, introduced a resolution to refer
the Lorimer case to the committee on
privileges and elections, with a re
quest that it investigate the new evi
dence thoroughly and pay b^ecial at
tention to the story that a "Jack
pot" fund was raised to help Lori
The Martin resolution is under
stood to represent the views of the
majority of the Democratic steering
committee,, which is against letting
iVIr. La Follette run the whole thing.
Mr. La Follette reviewed the re
cfnt proceedings of the Illinois Leg
islature relative to the Lorimer
case. He said he was convinced that
there was still more testimony to
be adduced. He was sure that pub
lic opinion was right in this case. In
declaring that he wanted the Senate
I to view Itself in the mirrow of such
opinion, he held aloft a huge col
lection of newspaper clippings con
demning the Senate's decision in the
Mr. LaFollette quoted the Senate's
action ia the case in an effort to jus
tify the demand for a reopening, con
tending that the Senate, as well as
other tribunals, should exerrise the
privilege of reviewing its own pro
He presented a transcript of the
Illinois Legislature's record in the
case. He read from the testimony of
Mr. Kohlsaat, of Chicago, regarding
the "$100,000 Jack-pot" fund. He
contended thjat many statements
made by Witness Hines would be
proven if the Senate reopens the case.
Senator Martin's resolution goes
farther than the La Follette bill as a
i.iobe-into the Lorimer case. The
Martin hill would leave with the
committee on privileges and selec
tions, the prosecution of the inquiry
and delegates to it all the powers of
a Court. The committee would be
authorized to hold its sessions at
whatever place it deemed most con
. vcnient. i
THE FAMILY WIPED OUT
A Man, His Wife and Two Children
Killed by Trolley.
At Newark, Ohio, the entire family
of D. W. Dodson was wiped out at
9:20 o'clock Monday, when an in
terur.ban car on the Newark division
of the Ohio Electric Railway struck
their buggy and killed Dodson, aged
30; Mrs. Dodson, of the same age,
and their two little girls, aged 7 and
4. The mother was killed instantly;
the younger child died almost im
mediately; Dodson died while being
taken to a physician and the older
child died Monday afternoon. The
bodies were mangled. Their horse be
came frightened at the car and
plunged across the track. The mot
orman was unable to stop bis car in
time to prevent the collision, anu
the buggy' was struck in its centre.
CENSURE SENATOR FLETCHER.
His Vote in the Lorimer Case Was
the Cause of Vote.
At the meeting of the Ministerial
union of the Unitarian church at
Boston on Monday, United States
Senator Duncan U. Fletcher of Flor
ida, 'vice president of the American
Unitarian association, was attacked
because.of his vote on the Lorimer
I matter by Rev. John Hayne Holmes,
pastor of the Church of the Mes
siah, New York city. Mr. Holmes
followed his remarks with the pre
sentation of a resolution, which was
! adopted stating that the union did
j not regard Senator Fletcher as elig
, ible to the leadership in the asso
ciation because of his vote in the
Hundred Dollars Per Finger.
In a ..uit for $;7.000 against the
Pauline Oil Mill, brought by Man
ning Williams, who lost three fingers
in the machinery while at work, the
jury in the Court of Common Pleas
at Spartanburg Tuesday evening re
turned a verdict for the plaintiff for
$::ni>. valuing the digits at ?l no
Kills Himself in Hospital.
Albert Knobcloch, aged 27 years,
who is said to be a member of a
iprominent family in Charleston, S.
('., committed suicide in the Ortho
I paedic Hospital at Philadelphia by
shooting himself in the head. He
had been a patient, at the hospital
since March 24. How he obtained
the revolver with which he ended ills
life is a mystery.
Leg Torn Off in Fielt.
Caught in a belt in the plant of
, the Adel Lumber company at Adel,
j Ga., Willie Seay, aged 13, received
j injuries fron which he died. One leg
j was torn off.
OVER TWO HUNDRED OF THEM
MURDERED AT TORREON.
Fearful Scenes Are Reported Fol
lowing Mie Capture of the City by
Reports by couriers to Mexico City
Monday teil the story of a massacre
of 206 Chinese at Torreon. follow
ing the rebel occupation of that city
last week. Upon receipt of the news
at the Chinese le?ation the charge in
the affairs immediately made formal
representations to the Mexican Gov
The details of the story of the
three-days' battle and sacking of the
city of Torreon is replete with inci
dents of cruelty that shows thai: the
rebel leaders did not hold their men
in control. The official advices do
not give the number of dead, but
taking the 206 Chinese as a basis,
it is certain that the number is larg
The last day of the taking of the
town was May 15. On that "day Gen.
Lejero evacuated with his Federal
forces and the rebels, glutted with
two days' fighting, entered the city.
Weakened as they were, they found
themselves utterly unable to control
the mob and reports received indi
cate that scores of innocent residents
were added t oth?: list of victims.
A great leal of the business of
Torreon is conducted by Chinese,
some of whom are wealthy, and, ac
cording to the reports, the rioters
shot down or stabbed without mercy
every Oriental encountered.
That the Chinese charge d'affaires
will be able to secure indemnity for
many of the victims of the riot is
doubted here, for it is a fact that
since Sir Chentung Liang Chang
visited this country, five years ago,
and advised his countrymen to be
come Mexican citizens, |almost all
have taken- out naturalization pa
The Chinese at Torreon, were
under arms when the rebel troops
entered that city, after a three-day
battle, May 15, and fired the first
bullets that culminated in a concen
trated attack by the insurrecto sol
diers and the practical extermination
of the Chinese in that city, accord
Torreon Enterprise, who arrived in
Eagle Pass Monday night. No Anti
American sentiment was manifested
by the rebels, he declared, and no
foreignes other than Chinese were
NEGRO CUTS A WHITE MAN.
Why Lynching Bees Are Resorted to
by the White People.
Charles Henry McLamb, a worthy
white farmer, was assaulted and al
most fatally cut by Smith Boykin, a
burly negro, in Clinton. Mr. Mc
Lamb had taken a seat in a chair
on the side of the street wheje. Boy-:
kin was delivering fertilizer and
zer and was ordered by the negro to
get out of the chair. .
After a few words the negro turn
ed the chair over and drew hi:i knife
and cut *McLamb twice, making two
long wounds, penetrating to the ab
normal cavity. The wounded man
was. taken to the office of Drs. Coop
er and Holmes where surgical atten
tion was given. It is believed the
wounds will not prove fatal.
The negro was promptly arrested
and lodged in jail to await the re
su'(;s of the injuries jinfljcfed by
him before a hearing is had in the
case. It looked at one time as if
summary measures would be resorted
to by angry friends of the injured
man, but the advice of cooler heads
prevailed and the law wiilfvery llkery
be allowed to take its course.
FIVE OF ONE FAMILY DROWN.
Batteau, Heavily Laden, Turns Over
at Arkansas City.
The sudden capsizing of a small
batteau, only fifty feet from the Mfe
sippi river landing at Arkansas City,
Ark., caused the drowning of five
persons, all of one family, on Sat
Nine members of the Wilson fam
ily were on the batteau at the time
of the accident. Friends whd went
to the landing to tell the Wilsons
good-bye, endeavored to persuade
them not to board the batteau as it
was already hejavily loaded with
Rut Parma Wilson, an old river
man, who, with the other members
of his family, lived at Eutaw, Miss.,
urged his relatives to follow him In
the bat teau a ad they did so reluct
The small i raft bad not gone fifty
feel from the shore before if turned
over, throwing the men, women and
children Into Ihc water, and before
assistance could reach them, five
Florida Boniest ic Tragedy.
At Arcadia. Fla.. Fletcher In
gram was shot and killed Saturday
night by Henry F Wild, in the hit
ter's home. Wild, departing from
his usual custom, went home to
spend Sunday night, and surprised
*oung Ingram with his wife. The
tragedy followed. Wild gave him
self up and was promptly ? exonerat
ed by the coroner's jury. Following
the shooting Mrs. Wild took two
ounces of bromidla but prompt ac
tion saved her life.
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
Fv/o Negroes Lynched Over There for
Mirdlering Two White Hen
BOTH STRUNG TO TREES
One of tli<2 Victims Was a Preacher
Who SJiot and Killed an Officer
Who Went to Arrest Him for Wife
Heating, the Other Assassinated a
Mr. Henry Googer, a respectable
whit*, fanner, was amTmshed and
most foully murdered at Crawfords
ville, Ga., on Saturday evening. Joe
Moore, a negro laborer, was suspect
ed and arrested Saturday night. He
confessed Sunday and Sunday night
unknown parties overpowered the
jailer, took the prisoner to the out
skirts of town, strung him to a tree
and riddled his body with .bullets.
Mr. Googer is survived by a wife
and three children.
Ben Smith, the old negro preacher
who shot and fatally wounded Neal
Canady, deputy marshal of Summit,
Ga., Sunday night, was hanged to a
limb and his body riddled with bul
lets by an infuriated mob.
Canady was attempting to arrest
Smith for whom he had a warrant
for shooting his wife. Before Can
ady could* arrest bim, however, Smith
pulled out a pistol shooting the mar
shal through the bowels inflicting a
fatal wound. As Canady fell he fired
a shet at the fleeing negro which
struck bim but did not totally dis
The sheriff was immediately suuk
moned and he with bloodhounds
were soon on the scene. In tno
meantime, however Smith had been
discovered, hiding in a swamp near
by. A posse collected and he was
quickly strung up to a limb and ul%
body filled with bullets, after which
the mob dispersed.
Smith although a preacher was a.
notoriouf.ly bad negro. He was an
old man with hoary .head and was
toothless. He was- somewhat of>
leader ai.nong the negroes, being a
little above the average negro in in
telligence. Neal Canady, the wound
ed man, is a son of Mt. Welcome:
Canady, a prominent citizen of thiff
This is the second lynching that,
has occurred in Emanuel county in*,
the past ten days, the other being
John McLeod, the negro who kille**'
Benton Woods, Deputy Sheriff of the;
city couxt of Swainsboro, while .he
was under arrest. Considerable ex
citement prevails'among the negroes
over these two lynchings, and there*
is much talk among them of leaving
the county in large numbers
Added to this the negK>.-OddrF3ely .
.lows hall at Adraia^was dynamttedt
Sunday night, considerable ?uama^go?.
being done to the TwHdrog. Thh*
.was thought to have been done-tgi
negroes who are jealous of the t)d<f
AVIATOR PFtEVENTS ACCIDENT:
Wrecked His Machine to Keep Fron?
Hitting the Spectators.
Aviator. Anthpny J%nnus lies- aQ
St. Luke's hospital at-Bristol,'Tennv.
in a critical condition as a resrrifr
of a sacrifice be made Wednesday:
afternoon to prevent the probable*
wholessale maiming of spectators,
i Jann?s is Buffering from a disiocat
ed shoulder, broken collar bone an*
probable internal injuries. Just after*
he bad stared the flight the crowd of
spectators flocked to the knoll which*'
had been selected for a landing place1
and when Jannus steered for the
lan?lng place, he found it covered*'
He was flying too low to rise over
them and rather than continue ok1
straight ahead at his great speed the
daring aviator turned the n?se Of
his machine into a nearby bank. The1
machine, a big passenger carrying
aeroplane, was a total wreck.
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WOFFORD COLLEGE DORMITORY.
Plans of the Executive Committee of
Board of Trustees.
A dispatch from Spartanburg says
plans for a modern dormitory for
Wofford College were formulated on'
Tuesday at a meeting of the execu
tive committee of the board of trus
tees of Wofford College in the office
of J. B. Cleveland. Those present
were: Dr. H. N. Snyder, J. 13. Cleve
land. W. E. Burnett and H. B. Car
lisle. A three-story building will be
erected in the near future, contain
ing about 7T- or SO rooms to ac
commodate the boarding pupils at the
College. The new building is to cost
between $40,000 and$50,000; somo
of the funds necessary for the build
in;; are on hand, but outside dona
tions will be received toward the
Heavy Toll of Fire. I
More than 20,000 lives and %2,
000,000,000 worth of property have
been sacrificed to fire in the United'
State during the past fifteen years,
said President W. H. Merrill Tues
day la his annual address before the
National Fire Protection Association
at New York. i .