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WILL HOT DOWN
The Larimer ( ate Bobs Up Oace Mere
ia the Uiited States Senate.
WANT IT PROBED DEEP
Senator La Follette Predicts Shock*
ing Revelations if the Case is
Opened, and Thinks That the Use
of Our Immense 'Slush .Fund
Would be Proved by Investigation.
Revelations concerning the elec
tion of Senator Lorimer of Illinois
- may be expected as the result of a
second investigation into the bribery
charges against Lorimer *f the pre
dictions made by Senator La Follette
in his argument.Wednesday the Sen-!
ate in support. of his resolution of I
Inquiry are realized: i
Mr. La Follette prophesied that
more than -wice the $100,000 here
tofore alleged to have been used
would be found to have been spent
in Lorimer's behalf. He said Presi
dent Taft's name had been used in
Lorlmer's tehalf and reiterated that
Lorimer ht:d " had persoinal- cogniz
ance of the use of money in his be
half. "There is a mine of facts
which I venture to predict will be
more shocking and appalling than
any that yet has been revealed," he
Mr. La Follette quoted from the
testimony f.iven by Edward Hines, a
Chicago lumberman, before the Lor
dmer invesr igating committee of the
Illinois legislature, regarding Mr.
Hines, interviews with United States
Senators . Aldrich and Penrose, in
which Mr. Hines said that Mr. Al
drich repeatedly had impressed upon
him the importance of Lorimer's
election an i had told him that Pres
ident Taft was especially concern
ed in Mr. Lorimer's behalf.
Referring to the distance telephone
conversation between Washington
and Sprinfrfleld, held by Hines and
? Lorimer, prior to the election at
I Springfield, Mr. La Follette said that,
at Lorimer's request, Hines had tel
egraphed' :o Lorimer- the substance
of his telephone representations to
The telegram should be procured,
be said. ' Saying that this conversa
? tion had been held for the purpose
of presenting tb Lorimer the presi
dent's alleged anxiety that Lorimer
should make the-, race, Mr. La Fol
"There is' no proof of the presi
dent's Interfering, but I think there
was a scheme to put Lorimer through
and it was believed that the use of
the president's name was used in a
telegram and no doubt that it was
used .behind closed doors and drawn
screens. It helped to Influence mem
bers who could not be reached och
Discussing Hines' activity in the!
Lorimer campaign, which was ac-j
couted for on the ground that Lor
imer would favor a duty on lumber.
Mr. La Follette said that during the
senate, Hines was much in evidence
about the capltol at Washington.
"He sought senators at every turn
and was brazen and impudent in his
work,''. he said. "How he was
received in all cases I do not know,
but I do know that in some cases he
He said that Hines had appeared
a.?ain at the opening of the question
this sess.on. Then, evidently refer
ring to the election of Senator Steph
enson of Wisconsin, though not men
tioning his name, Mr. La Follette
said: "In another senatorial cam
paign in Wisconsin his (Hines)
henchmen were notoriously active for
the successful candidate and his prin
cipal agent has not dared to remain
within the borders of the State."
Mr. Ia Follette declared that he
had no personal feeling in the mat
ter, but that his motive was to pre
vent the undermining of the govern
ment by corrupt influences.
Mr. La Follette quoted much of j
the testimony taken by the Illinois
legislature to support his contention!
that Lorimer had known of the use
of money in his interest and he hop
ed that the senate "would find the
men back of this infamy no matter)
how high up they may be in the,
Twice in the Same Place.
Ligh.ning struck twice in the!
same place at Hempstead, L. I.,
Thursday, killing one man and near-1
ly kiir.ng another. The bolts fell
during a short, sharp electric storm,
among six carpenters working on a
new building. The first struck Wil
liam Whiting and rolled him, stun-i
ned, to the eaves. Hi3 fellow work-!
men rushed to his rescue, and had
just saved him from falling when the '
second bolt struck the roof. It hit;
George W. Collins, of Jamaica, kil
ling him instantly and tearing off all'
Fertilizer Tag Receipt?.
Clemson College will this year re
ceive ever $275,000 from the sale of
the fertilizer tax tags. The total
amount received by the institution
last year was $240,098. The total j
sales lo the present date amount to
$235,( 00. The total sales to the
same date last year was $211,975.
There is a tax of 25 cents a ton on
fertilizers, and this means that the
farmers of the. State will use about
1,200,000 tons this year.
GEN. DIAZ QUITS
GIVES UP, PRESIDENCY OF THE
Passing of Mexico's Aged Executive
from Political' Power Greeted by
. Silence in Chamber of Preputies.
President Porfirio Dia;',, in a let
ter read by the President of the
Chamber of Deputies Thursday aft
ernoon, resigned the presidency of
the Republic of Mexico.
Everyone had predicted an uproar
and demonstration when the an
nouncement should be made, but the
words of the President announcing
the resigination were followed by a
Streets leading to the hall were
filled with people and tbt. news that
Diaz was at last no more the presi
dent 'was the signal for the wildest
shouting. There was. no violence
[nor destruction of property.
The motion was offered to accept
the resignation. One hundred and
sixty-seven Deputies vdted aye, while
two of them did not express them
selves. They were Benito Juarez, a
descendant of the President, and
Conceptione Val Velle. As their
names were caljed .the legislators
[arose and bowed their affirmation.
In similar fashion th? resignation
of Vice President Corral, now in
France, was unanimously accepted,
[and soimilarly Francisco Leon De La
Barra, late ambassador to Washing
ton, was chosen Provisional Presi
dent.The latter will shcrtly take the
oath of office, In the yellow parlor
of the National Palace.
Of scarcely less interest was the
practical assumption of military con
trol of the district by .Alfredo Robles
Dominguez, 'Madero's personal rep
resentative. Personally, he com
mands only a small body of local
rebels, but the federal garrison is
under orders to make no move what
| soever without securing his approval.
[Senor Dominguez stated that he can
bring 5,000 organized rebel troops
[ into the city within Ihree hours.
Their baggage and hordes are aboard
[trains furnished by the government
He stated that they will remain at
their present station, unless they
[should be needed in this city to con
trol the: situation.
SHOWERS FOLLOW PRAYER.
Lexington Minister Prays for Rain
and Showers Come.
Truly, the prayers of the right
eous availeth much. Conducting a
prayer meeting in ihe Lexington
Baptist Church Tuesday night the
Rev. W. L. Keel offered a fervent
prayer for rain. Whether or not this
prayer has been answered it matters
However, 1? is a significant fact
that rain has fallen in practically
^very section of the county Wednes
day afternoon, and the people gen
erally are rejoicing. This is the
first rain that has fallen in several
weeks, and the situation had grown
serious.- Many of the wells have dri
ed up and it is a common occurrence
to see farmers hauling water for
Much of the cotton is yet to come
up, and in some instances there is
[some to be planted. While there is
nothing like a season of showers of
Wednesday afternoon are most re
fresh g and it is hoped that more
will follow Wednesday night and
Thursday. ' i
SMITH NAMED AS JUDGE.
Judge Brawley Is Succeeded by a
President Taft lato Wednesday an
nounced the appointment of Henry
A. M. Smith of Charleston as district
judge of South Carolina. Mr. Smith
is a Democrat.
Judge Smith will succeed Judge
Wra. H. Brawley, who retired recent
ly on attaining his 70th birthday.
Judge Smith is in his 58th year, a
lawyer of great learning and ability,
and has practiced for more than 35
years. The new judge comes of a
aplendid family; is a man of the most
exemplary persona] character, and is
closely associated with the best of
the history of South Carolina
"His circumstances are such that
the emoluments of office have no at
traction for him," says the state
ment, "but at the suggestion of the
president he has consented to accept
Bandits Rob Bunk.
In broad daylight, the State Bank
of Albany, Okla., was robbed Wed
nesday by two ma.sked men. who en
tered the ban!: while President P. L.
Cain was alone in the building. At
the point of revolvers th??y forced
him to open the vault and escaped
with $2,000. Cain was left locked
in the vault, and when rescued an
hour later was marly suffocated.
Hearst Is for Clark.
William Randolph Hearst sailed
for Europe Thursday with his wife.
Asked at the steamship pier who he
thought the Democratic candidate for
President would be, Mr. Hearst
said: "I think Mr. Champ Clark has
done such good .rork in the house
and is sq largely responsible for the
Democratic success that he is very
conspicuous for 1912."
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
GRAND LODGE MEETS NEXT
YEAR IN SPARTAN Bl'RG.
Names of the' Officers and Commit
tee}* Elected at the Annnal Meet
ing in Columbia.
With the election of officers and
the selection of Spartan burg as
the meeting place the grand
lodge of the Knights of Pytnias ad
journed Wednesday after a session
of several days in Columbia. No de
finite action was taken toward the
establishment of the proposed Pythi
an orphanage. A number of reports
by committees were made to , the
The following officers were elected
by the grand lodge: Grand chancel
lor, Frank K. Myers, Charleston;
grand vice chancellor, Frank S.
Evans, Greenwood; grand prelate,
George W. Dick, Sumter; grand
keeper of records and seal, C. D.
Brown, Abbeville; grand master of
exchequer, Wilson Q. Harvey,
Charleston; grand master-at-arms, C.
W. Crossland, Bennettsville; jgrand
inner guard, J. M. Oliver, of Orange
burg; grand outer guard, Perry W.
The following district deputy
grand chancellors were elected:
First district, Edward L. Tiencken,
Mt. Pleasant; second district, R.
Keith Charles Timmonsville; third
district, J. F. Byrnes, Aiken, fourth
district, Aug. M. Deal, Columbia;
fifth district, R. E. Yellott, Lynch
burg; sixth district, J. L. Spratt, Fort
Mill; seventh district, M. G. Womack,
Spartanburg; eighth district, J. E.
Allgood, Liberty; ninth district,
James H. Craig, Anderson; tenth
district, J. W. LeGrand, Bennetsville,
eleventh district, A. W. Browning,
Grand tribunes, W. A. ? Tripp,
Greenville, three years; H. E. Gyles,
two years; L. W. Wittkowsky, Cam
den, one year; J. L. Michie, Darling
D. C .Heyward was elected for
five years on the board of publica
tion to succeed himself.
The following supreme representa
tives were elected for a term of four
years: M. L. Bonham, Anderson, and
B. A. (Morgan, Greenville. The third
supreme representative Is M. TJ.
Smith of Camden. A. G. Rembert of
Spartanburg and George S. Mower
were elected as alternates. The third
alternate is M. R. Rivers of Charles
The following standing committees
were appointed by the grand chan
Judiciary?Huger Sinkler, Charles
ton; K. P. Smith, Anderson: Thos. F.
Ways and Means?Marion Bon
nottt, Darlington; H, L. Oliver
Georgetown; S. B. Flshburne, Colum
bia; J .M. Rush ton, Johnston; J. E.
State of the Order?Hartwell M.
Ayer, Florence; Montague Triest,
Charleston; Phillip H. Stoll, Kings
tree; J. H. Merritt, Pelzer.
Barnwell; J. K. Owings, Bennetts
ville; J. B. Carlisle. Spartanburg.
Printing and Reading Rooms?
Frank K. Myers, ex-officio, Charles
ton; Frank S. Evans, ex-officio,
Greenwood; Douglas iMcIntyre, Mar
Widows and Orphans Fund?
Frank K. Myers, ex-officio, Charles
ton, two years, J. L. Michie, Dar
lington, two years.
Committee on Negro Lodges?S.
H. McGee, Greenwood, S. C. Sulli
van, Anderson A. Earle Boozer, Co
lumbia; Ed war I Harleston. Charles
ton; E. D. Lemack, Walterboro.
The D. 0. K. K. barbecue and cer
emonial wa3 a fitting climax to the
annual session of the grand lodge
of Knights of Pythias. The cue was
given at Ridgewood and was enjoyed
by votaries, tyros and invited guests.
The ceremonial was held at the Co
lumbia theatre, and the beast had a
delightful bill of fare.
STOLE A DIAMOND RING.
Prominently Connected Woman is
Found With It.
The State says Wednesday a well
dressed, middle aged woman, promi
nently connected in South Carolina,
entered the jewelry store of P. H.
Laohicotte & Co., and after she left
lit was found that a $265 diamond
! ring was missing. Detectives were
! immediately put on the trail and the
1 property was recovered.
When first questioned the woman
I denied 1 ir guilt, but finally confes
sed, and led the detectives to a
church, getting the ring from behind
the pulpit. Mr. Lachicotte will not
j prosecute the case. She has two Ht
1 tie girls, who he felt sorry for and
' for that reason dropped the charge,
j after being returned the stolen goods,
j She left the city. The woman is
j prominently connected in South Car
; olino and her husband holds a re
. sponsible position.
j Lee Whitlock, a white man, of
I Aiken county,. South Carolina, was
1 arrested Thursday morning by sec
j ret service men, charged with passing
jcountrefeit money. He had, it is
; said, been passing it promiscuously
1 for several days, and was attempting
]to deposit some of it in the Granite
ville Bank when he was arrested.
He is in jail, in default of $500 bond.
3URG, S: C, SATURDAY, MA\
Black, Boykio, Towill and Tatom Waul
Their Cases Tried at Once,
OR TAKEN FROM DOCKET
Solicitor Cobb Announces That the
st:ite is .Not Keady to Go Into
These Cases Because Attorney-;
General Lyon is Absent From the
City and Cases Go Over.
The Columbia correspondent of
The News and Courier says in ef
feor the State was asked Wednesday
to try the so-called dispensary graft
cases or strike them from the docket.
This was the move of the -defence
in four of tbe indictments pending in
the Courts of this county involving
members of the old dispensary di
rectorate and others. Through the
solicitor the reply of the Attorney
General was that the State was not
ready at this term. Judge Robert
I Aldrich directed Solicitor W. S. Cobb
to confer with the Attorriey General
and find out if he would be ready
at the next term of Court to try
the cases for which trial was sought
The Columbia firm of Nelson"; Nel
son & Gettys and M. P. Howell, of
Walterboro, asked for the trial of
John Black, notice being filed in the
case of three indictments in which
he is involved. In this case Black
is charged with accepting a bribe of
$'2,500. The counsel, when the cause
comes to trial, will plead former
jeopardy; upon an indictment which
the samo defendant is charged with
defrauding the State out of $4,825.
In these indictments John Black, who
was recently pardoned by Governor
Blease, after having been convicted
at Ciiester of conspiracy and sen
tenced to five years, was the one
whose trial was urged Wednesday.
In the fourth indictment M. A.
Goodman, Messrs. Boykin, Towill and
Tatum, and Dennis Weiskopf, the last
mentioned being fromCIncinnatl, are
charged of causing the State to lose
money in connection with the famous
"label deal," Nelson, Nelson & Get
tys, R. H. Welch. JohnBtone & Cro
mer and E. Ii. Askill, counsel of rec
ord, gave notice in this case Wedncs
I day that the trial of Boykin, Tatum
I and Towill is demanded.
Referring to Attorney General L'y.
j en's "Immunity list" sent to Gover
nor Blease, it is seen that in the
first indictment given above. Wylie,
Early, Farnum and Goodman will not
be prosecuted, three, because of tnrn
| ing State's evidence, and one, Far
num, because of the State agreeing
to drop all other indictments against
him. In the second indictment only
John Black is named. In the third,
Farnum and Wylie will not be pros
ecuted. In the fourth indictment
Attorney General Lyon has agreed
not to prosecute Dennis Welskopf on
condition that he come here and tell
of the "label deal." Also in this in
dictment Goodman will not be pros
With regard to the big conspiracy
indictment the offence alleged is the
same as that alleged in the indict
ment at Chester, in which Black was
declared to be guilty and Rawlinson
i and Solomons went free. Thus it
j is expected by counsel that his par
I ticular indictment will not be
I pressed. Still it is on the docket and
I counsel deemed it best to press for
In the Court room today, Judge
Aldrich's attention was called by
counsel, particularly to the label in
dictment affecting W. 0. Tatum, L.
W. Boykin and John Bell Towill.
Counsel announced that a trial was
demanded in this case. Solicitor
Cobb announced for Attorney Gen
eral Lyon that the State was not
ready in this case. Then the other
cases were referred to and the same
reply was made.
After argument, Judge Aldrich di
rected the solicitor to find out if the
Attorney General will be ready at the
next term. If the Attorney General
is here tomorrow he is to appear in
this matter, but It is not thought
that he will be here. At his office
this afternoon it was stated that he
would ,be back the end of the week,
j Counsel in pressing these cases will
j ask in the event information is re
ceived that the Atlorney General will
; not be ready at the next term, that
I the cases be nol prossed.
This Is regarded the most, signifi
! cant of the recent dispensary occur
rences. Following the "Huh" Evans
J case, in which a trial was demanded
and the case "postponed until the next
i term, with the statement that the
j State must, then be ready, the pro
' ceeding Wednesday shows the dispo
I sition to demand the taking up of
these dispensary rases that have
been hanging fire for some time,
j The statement has been printed
: In the papers of South Carolina that
[ 1 he Attorney General would not press
! any dispensary cases during the pres
ent Administration. This happening,
therefore, apparently brings the mat
ter to a head.
Got the Wrong One
A Chicago lawyer called one of his
clients over the telephone and told
her she could go to the court house
and gc her divorce. "You've got the
wrong number. Mr. Smith, I don't
want any divorce," snapped the wom
an at the other end.
' 27, 1911.
RIOT IN MEXICO Ol Y
SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED IN
CLASH WITH THE SOLDIERS.
Supporters of Madcro, Enraged by
Fact That Old Regime Did Not
End Wednesday Parade Streets.
Enraged by the announcement that
Diaz and Vice-President Corall would
not resign before Thursday specta
tors in the Chamber of Deputies
Wednesday began rioting, which re
sulted in several deaths. The police
fired on the mob in front of El Im
perial building after it had been set
on fire. Three persons were killed,
i The mob was dispersed and the fire
President Diaz has been ill for
several days. Until 9 o'clock the
mob found practically no opposition
by the authorities. Shouting 'Vivas'
for Madero, they paraded the streets
of the city, and except for the noise,
conducted themselves in an orderly
fashion. Thousands were in the line
At.8.30 it appeared that the crowd
was dispersing. The main body had
been broken Into smaller groups,
Lut at that time some of these had
grown more demonstrative in the big
plaza in front of the palace, and the
police determined that the time had
come for drastic measure to be tak
en. The shouting, igesticulating mass
of humanity was warned to move on,
but a confidence born of better treat
ment earlier in the evening caused
them to receive with derision the
'order of the potice. Quickly their
shouts were turned into cries of an
The soldiers were throwing into
their midst a hail of bullets. The
narrow streets leading from the So
calo were jammed with fleeing men
and many women. For a few min
utes the guns of the Government
Mere stilled, but a regathering about
) the street corners of the now thor
oughly enraged as well as frighten
ed partisans of Madero was formed.
Again the muskets crashed, and the
Crowd was aerain scattered. Police
land soldiers began an active patrol
of the streets, but the lawless bands
; merely moved on toward ttie other
In the midst of it all, President
Diaz lay on a sick bed. It was learn
ed on authority that despite reports,
his condition has shown several de
crees of fever for the last few days.
! He declines to see all visitors, iuclud
..:ng members of the diplomatic corps,
'and takes nothing but liquid nour
! ishment. It was said that the Pres
I ident's condition was considered ser
' Ions by members of his family, o\v
I ing to his advanced age.
SNEEZE POWDER CAUSES ROW.
Woman's Prank Urings About Fisti
cuff and Call for Police.
"Sneoze powder," playfully thrown
j in the face and eyes of William H.
McConnell by Mrs. A. J. 'Montigue in
an office building in New Orleans on
Thursday afternoon resulted in a fist
fight and near-riot that brought out
the police reserves.
According to the police, the wo
man, her husband and others in Mr.
Montigue's office were skylarking
with the powder. Some one in a
nearby office thinking the woman had
hurled acid into >Mr. McConnell's
face, and seeing the fight, telephoned
j the police.
I The reserves galloped up and ran
? Into the "sneeze powder." While
they were sneezing the combatants
escaped. No arrests were made.
ATE POISONED MUSHROOMS.
Two Dead After Terrible Suffering
In Jacksonville Home.
At Jacksonville, Fla., H. N. Tay
lor and his eight-year-old, nephew,
Allen, are dead, while the former's
father, H. M. Taylor, is critically ill
at a local hospital, the result of the
j family having eaten poisoned mush
j rooms Tuesday evening and becom
ing suddenly so ill that they could
not ca:l aid to their little cottage,
which is situated near the western
i suburbs of that city. All day Wed
| nesday they are said to have lain
prostrate on the floor of their home,
and when found Thursday, the eight
year-old boy was dead. N. H. Tay
lor and his father were placed in
j charge of physicians, but the first
j named soon died.
T<ong Time Between Rnins.
! This is the longest drought on re
! cord at the Columbia weather bu
I reau for the April-?.!ay-June season
in twenty-flVa vears. The next long
drought in i quarter of a century
: was .dghteen days. T'p to Tuesday
night it had not rained In Columbia
; in twenty-three days.
Demand Higher Wages.
j The executive committee of the
j Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
j voted Wednesday night unanimously
for a strike of the firemen on the
ISom'ncrn Railway should the com
I pany refuse to accede to their dc
! mand for a L'O per cent, increase in
Four Men Killed in Mine.
At Hibbing, Minn., four men were
J blown to pieces in the Sellers Mine
j Wednesday. The head of one man
I was hurled fifty feet up a bank. A
j charge went off prematurely.
MARTINE LAVES CAUCUS
IN TILT WITH BAILEY OVER
New Jersey Senator Unwilling to
Stand by Caucus Action in Adopt
ing Martine Resolution.
In Thursday's Democratic sena
torial caucus over the Martine resolu
tion to refer the reinvestigation of
the Lorimer case to the committee
on privileges and elections, v/hich
was adopted by a vote of 24 to 4,
there was a sharp tilt between Sena
tor Bailey, of Texas, and Senator
Martine, of New Jersey. Mr. Bailey
told Mr. Martine that if the latter
was not willing to abide by the de
cision of the caucus he could loave
it, whereupon the New Jersey senator
put on his hat and left the meeting
in a rage.
The verbal encounter between
Messrs. Bailey and Martine origin
ated in Mr. Bailey's demand for gen
eral support of the Martine resolu
tion. Bailey declared that any sena
tors who refused to .be bound by the
caucus had no rightful place in the
This aroused the senators who
favor the La Follette resolution pro
viding for an inquiry by special com
mittee of new senators. Mr. Bailey
contended that more than two-thirds
of the caucus favored the Martine
resolution. Mr. Martine said that he
was unwilling to be bound by a party
caucus in some cases. He also stated
that he was willing to compare bis
reoord with that of Mr. Bailey.
Saying he would not bandy words
regarding the character of his owi.
Democratic standing, Mr. Bailey in
sisted that senators were in duty
bound to abide .by a two-thirds ma*
jority of the caucus. Mr. Martine
finally withdrew from the caucus.
I Almost every other Democratic
J senator participated in the debate,
j It developed that the Republicans
j had agreed to abandon the Dilliag
; ham resolution in favor of the Mar
I tine resolution with the understand
| ing that any senator should be free
to offer and support amendments.
It was expected that the Lorimer
questin would come up In the open
senate, but this matter was crowded
out by other business. The pros
pect now is that the Martin resolu
tion will be adopted without amend
THRILLING BALLOON RUNAWAY.
Went Thousands of Feet in the Air
An officer of the garrison at In
golstadt, Bavaria, had a thrilling ride
Wednesday when a military captive
balloon broke loose from Its anchor
age. The officer was a novice at bal
looning and was unable to manipu
late the gas valve.
Finally when the balloon had
reached a height of 16.500 feet, the
officer clambered to the top of the
gas bag and succeeded in wrenching
open the valve. Then the balloon
began a headlong descent near Mun
ich, which is 50 miles from Ingol
As the balloon was nearing the
ground the officer jumped into a tree
and was only slightly injured. Re
lieved of the weight the balloon
again ascended and was later found
SIXTY LIVES WERE LOST.
The Steamer Toboga Struck a Hidden
Rock and Sinks.
The National Steamships Line's
steamer Toboga struck a rock off
Puta Nala, Panama, on Tuesday ac
cording to advices just received. Of
the 100 passengers aboad, but 40
wore saved. The Toboga had a cargo
of cattle and was on the regular
coastwise trip. The scene of the ac
cident was about 100 miles from the
nearest telegraph station. It is diffi
cult to obtain details. The United
States gunboat, Yorktown, left for
the scene of the disaster as. soon as
the nowa of the accident was received
by the American officers in command.
Jones to Enter Prison.
W. T. Jones, of Union, will prob
ably reach the penitentiary > next
Tuesday evening or Wednesday
morning, to begin the serving of a
j life sentence. W. T. Jones is under
! life sentence for the murder of his
i wife, Marian Jones, in Union county,
in August, 1908. The supremo
court recently affirmed the refusal of
Judge Gruber to grant a new trial.
Negro .Man Killed.
In a row n>tar Leeds in Chester
! county cn last Saturday night, Er
j nest Feaster. colored, was killed by
! Arthur Hrown. also colored. The
dead man's jugular vein was cut with
la knife, causing instant death. The
alleged murderer Hod and has not yet
I been apprehended, although the sher
iff is on his trail and is expected to
shortly have him In custody.
Kill Judge and Cook.
Judge David J. Barry of the Sum
ter county bench entered into a quar
rel between his ook md a negro
named Sweet at the Barry home near
Gallatim, Tenn. Swe?i. killed the
cook and then turning the gun on
Judge Barry, instantly killed him.
I The negro was caught and lynched.
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
Es-Presideai i Resse ve!i Sharply Critic
ed for lit Speeches
SHOWN UP IN BAD LIGHT
Former Secretary of State Foster
Says Toddy Is Inconsistent, ami
Shows That When He Was Presl
dent He Sent Cases to the Hague
and Invited Array Venezuela.
Severe criticism of Theodore Roos
evelt's recent public utterances re
garding international arbitration
marked the speech of John W. Pos
ter, former secretary of state, before
the 17th annual meeting of the Lake
Mohonk, N. Y., conference on inter
national arbitration. At the same
time, said Mr. Fester, notwithstand
ing Mr. Roosevelt's early declara
tion in opposition to arbitration In
general, he has done more than any
other living man to advance this
Speaking of the Anglo-American
treaty of arbitration now being ne
gotiated, Mr. Foster declared that
opposition to it in the senate ought
not to he entertained as a Eerious
possibility. The treaty, he said,
would place the two governments on
the same footing as each of them has
placed its citizens and would result in
similar treaties between other na
It was plain, he added, that it
would have no appreciable effect on '
the armaments from the .world and
that at present Germany can hardly
be expected to become a party to ai
like treaty. Nevertheless, "as un
limited arbitration is etxended among
the nations its beneficial effect must
become more and more apparent, and
j even the German government must
I eventually find a modus vivendi with
I the peaceful nations which will en
able it to restrict its armament an<S
cease to be a menace to the world.'?
Mr. Foster's subject was "Unlimit
ed Anglo-American arbitration." The
portion of bis address relating to.
Mr. Rooseelt follows:
"I had concluded the preparation?"
of my address at this point when <the*
fulmination of Theodore Roosevelt
appeared in the public press. "While
I regret its appearance as tending 1o
embarrass the action of the iienate, I
rev-all the fact that no man in public
life today has shown such an erratic
and inconsistent course in relation to>
the subject of international arbitra
tion. His early public career w.ast
marked by a strong hostility to arbi
tration in iqeneral. In a magazine ar
ticle as late as 1895 he attacked
President Harrison for submitting
the Bering Sea question to arbitra
"Rut when he assumed the resporf
sibllity of the presidency it was be
who sent the first case to the Hague
court of arbitration and invited the
nations in hostile array against Vene
zuela to resort to the same court. In
the first instance he proposed to set
tle the Alaskan boundary dispute by
sending the American army to occupy
and hold the territory by force, hut
finally yielded to the pacific advice
of Secretary Hay and'in 1903 subniiU
ted the question to thev London <:onh
"In 1904 he sent a number of arbi
tration treaties to the senate and
yet, because the .body saw fit to in
sist upon the exercise of its con
stitutional view he denounced this
action a6 a "sham" and subterfuge
and in a petulent manner refused to*
put the treaties with the senate's
amendment to that body and upon ito
approval put them into operation.
"Notwithstanding hia early decla
ration in opposition to arbitration in
general, he has done more than any
other living man to advance thist
j cause and has well earned the Nobel
j "Judging the future by the past,
in the course of time, after he has
j played to his heart's content with his*
favorite terras, 'hypocrisy,' 'coward
ice,' 'bad faith,' etc., we may expect
this erratic but patriotic citizen U>
fall In line with the onward march
towards international peace, and give
his support to the great measure
which most ennobles the administra
tion of his successor."
Aliorney Kills Wife.
E. J. MacDonald, an attorney,
I killed his wife, Gertrude, in Ms of-.
I fioes at Washington Wednesday. The
couple had been separated for sis
i months, the wife living In New York.
' Three days ago she came back to
effect a reconciliation and this after
noon went to her husband's office.
They quarreled over money matters,
! it is said.
EH ad Two Many Aces.
Five aces found m one deck of
cards caused a quarrel among min
ers at KIttaning, Pa., in which three
men were killed and one fatally shot.
Dick Sendrio, accused of cheati/ig,
was beaten and in revenge shot into
the crowd, hitting four men, includ
ing his brother, who was one of th>9
three killed. Sendrio escaped.
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Biggest City in the World.
Greater London's population had
increased to 7.252,963 fror- 6,581,
492 in 1901. This increa-'d Is entire
ly in what is known as the outer rinif,
showing that the people are moving
from the more crowded centers.