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GIVES HIS SM
Ir. Greta Reveals the Scarce of His
Aalbority for ifae famous
OLD WARE SHOALS TALE
The Columbia Correspondent of the
News and Courier Tejls THiere He
Got the Foundation for the Story
That the Mill Owners Refuse to
To the Editor of The News and
Courier: The .News and Courier has
been assailed by some of the news
papers of the State for the printing
of a nev s Item sent by me from
Columbia, to the effect that the mill
help at Ware Shoals would not work
in the mill on the' day' Governor
Blease sroke at a picinc given at
Ware Shoals. The news Item ap
peared in The News and Courier on
May 18th. There has appeared a
card in the press from a minor offi
cial of the mill, to the effect that the
mill had voluntarily posted a notice
that it v ould close down on May
On the same day that this card
appeared, the State, which is the local
morning newspaper in Columbia,
printed ai -editorial, in which an ef
fort was made to discredit The News
and Courier correspondent In connec
tion with the Ware Shoals article.
The editorial had a decided polit
ical tinge, insinuating that the news
item was printed for political pur
poses, the intimation gathered ?by a
few people here who read the editor
ial .being that the State sought to
show tbat the item came out of the
Governor's office or some close po
litical fri-md, given designedly. This
The News and Courier has already ed
The News and Courier correspon
dent had not intended to public'; no
tic? the editorial in the State, but
more recently certain reputable news
papers of the State, including the An
derson Mail, taking the State's edi
torial apparently at face value, with
out inquiring into the facts of the
case, have denominated the story as
to the Ware Shoals incident sent
from here as a "fake," or, in other
cases, words to tbat effect.
It is, therefore, not in reply to the
Columbir. State's question as to the
source ol The News and Courier cor
respondent's information, (already
answered editorially by the News and
Courier, but in justice to The News
and Covrier itself, that we have
deemed t best to give to the public
the following letter, addressed today
to the manager of The News and
Courier^ Columbia Bureau:
"Columbia, S. C, May 25, 1911.
"Mr. August Kohn, Columbia, S.
C.?Dear Sir: Noting the controver
sy in th'> newspapers concerning the
news item published in your paper on
May 18, will say that I am the party
who gave Mr. Green the news tip on
. "Mr. 13. D. Riegel, whom I met in
the sleeping car with 5?r.' Williams, j
his Southern representative, coming j
from Greenville to Columbia told me
that some of his employees at Ware
Shoals had told the management that!
if the mill ran on the Thursday fol-l
lowing that th** help, or employees,
would not report for work; that they:
intended to go to the picnic and hear|
Governor Bleas?. The next, day I was
In my office with Mr. Green and told;
him of this conversation. Hence hisj
article in The News and Courier.
"If there is any misrepresentation
of facts it was not by Mr. Green, and
not by myself. There was no reason
as far as I know, why Mr. Riegel
should have made the statement to
me that the help intended to remain
out of the mill whether the mill was
going to run or not. I know-nothing
about any posting of notices, and sim- j
ply repeated a conversation with Mr
Riegel to Mr. Green.
"My reason for making a statement;
in the question is that it seems Mr.
Green has been charged with having
faked a news story. Yours very;
truly. B. F. Taylor."
Mr. Riegel is the treasurer of the;
Ware Shoals -.Vfaufacturing company.!
It is hardly necessary that I should
add who Mr. B. F. Taylor is. Fori
the benefit of those, however, whoj
do not know him I will say that he;
is the president of the Inter-State
Cotton Seed Crushers' Association; I
recretary and treasurer of the Soutn
Carolina Cotton Seiid Crushers' As-j
sociaticn; vice president of the Amer-|
ic.an Press Cloth Company: secretary
and general manager of the Taylor
Manufacturing Company, and is in-!
terested in other industries in Colum-j
bia. He is known by the people of
In addition to the letter directed to J
'be manager of the Columbia Bureau!
of Th" News and Ccirier, there is
in my possession a letter directed to!
me. giving practically the same state
ment as to the incident. This letter,
I have had since May r2.
The following editorlar appeared
yesterday afternoon in the Daily!
T.ecord. Columbia's afternoon paper,]
edited by James A. Hoyt:
"The Anderson Daily Mail denora-j
inates as 'fake journalism' the story;
published in some of the South Caro-I
lina papers that the employees of the
Ware Shoals Mill had demanded a
holiday on the occasion of Governor
Blease's speech at that place and the |
THRKE M*. /tf ^l> AXD TWO
ARB FATALLY HURT.
The Accident HappeiSBd About Five
O'Clock Sunday Afternoon on the
Pinned beneath their engines in
Watklns creek, on v;hich are piled
seventeen cars of coal, ap? the
bodies of Engineenr Lindsay and
Green and Fireman Dooley. Two
others are perhaps fatally Injured as
a result of a double-header Seaboard
Air Line coal train going through a
wooden trestle between Ellenboro
and Bostic, N. C, about five o'clock
The train was moving slowly east
bound and had passed nearly over
the trestle when it -rave way, both
engines falling a depth of forty f->et
and seventeen steel coal cars piling
on the engines. The second engine,
on which were Engineer Lindsay and
Fireman Dooley, was covered up
completely and neither man has as
yet been located. A mangled hip can
be seen but it is not known to which
man it belongs.
.Engineer Lindsay's, people live at
Cherryville, while he made his home
in Monroe. His whi.e firemen, Roy
Dooley, also made h's home in Mon
roe; Dooley's people live at Wil
mington. Engineer Rod Green, on
first engine No. 704, lived at Mon
roe. His remains have been taken
to an undertaker at Shelby.
Early Lewis, the colored firemen
on Mr. Green's engine, felt the tres
tle give and jumped in time to save
his life, although ho is. painfully and
perhaps fatally Injured about the
head and shoulder. Don Nealy, a
colored brakeman, was on the ten
der -of the second engine. H<9 has a
.broken back and the doctors say he
will not recover. *
Orangeburg; Times end Democrat re
fers to the story -as 'a lie out of the
whole cloth.' Other papers have had
similar comments. It will be well
to proceed a llttta more cautiously
in the matter of denouncing a story
published in a reputable rewspaper,
written by a reputable newspaper
man, whose chief asset in his pro
fession is his reputa'ion for truth and
"As for the Daily Record, this
newspaper has no interest in the mat
ter. The story war not published in j
this paper. But we are free to sayj
that we have since read a letter:
written by one of the most reliable
and most prominent business men of;
Columbia, confirming the 'tip' which
he gave to the reporter who wrote
the story. This gentleman was the
reporter's authority for the story, and
cial who was assuredly authorized to
speak for the Ware Shoals Mill com
pany. The story did not emanate
from the Governor nor any of his
The News and Courier correspon
dent was not concerned at all with
the possible effect of the story sent
out from here. It was recognized to
be a news item. That it is probably
not to the best interests of the Ware
Shoals Manufacturing Company for it
to be known that the men asked the
management to let them off and then
stated, according to The News and
Courier correspondent's information,
that they would take the holiday any
way, can be understood at a glance,
that it hurt some people to know,
that the mill men were so anxious to
hoar Gov. Blease was another matter
with which this correspondent was
Newspaper men, other than those
who are biased, will understand the
situation, that a correspondent is only
to guard the sourceB of information
without regard to editorial policy.
If the paper he represents does not
wish to publish 'an article he writes,
"the correspondent's responsibility as
to the matter ceases. The sooner the
public learns the distinction between
the editorial and the news columns,
the sooner will th? work of the high
er newspapers be generally under
So that in the Ware Shoals matter,
this -correspondent was solely inter
ested in the item from a news stand
point. He was not surprised that
tu in papers tried to make political
capital out of the incident, but sure
ly the public will now see through
the matter. The letter of Mr. Taylor
quoted above, certainly nails the ef
forts of critics to discredit the r.rti
The News and Courier correspon
dent is not especially Interested in
t! ? actual situation at Ware Shoals.!
as to what the men did, or did not.
at the time Governor Blease was to
I would suchst, however, that
seme very interesting reading could
he had if statements were secured
from at least one or two men who
were in att-^ndanc-?. Having been up
held by the statement of Mr. Taylor
f,noting the treasurer of the mill The
News .?:id Courier correspondent does
not d-'siro to so any further into the
I am informed, in writing, that one
of the editorial writers of the Colum
bia State was in possession of the
name of the gentleman who gave me
the Ware Shoals information, shortly
after the State's editorial appeared,
but up to this tine the State has not
seen fit to make any amends for its
Leon M. Green,
Columbia Correspondent of News and
Courier.?Columbia, May 25. *
isf-ffi ti; C j 'a 3')i 2 Correspindent of
ihe News and Courier.
WARE SHOALS MATTER
James T. MncEnroe, Assistant Treas
urer of the Company Keiterates
His Former Stalement That the
Holiday "Was Given Voluntarily
and Was Not Demanded by Help.
The following editorial from The
State of Monday, in answer to the
letter of Mr. Green, Columbia corre
spondence of The News and Courier I
in reference to the Ware Shoals mat
ter, is published in justice to all con
Quite unsolicited, The State takes
pleasure in reproducing from The
News and Courier a privileged com
munication from Its Columbia cor
respondent, drawn forth by an article
in this newspai..-, also republished.
We regard the letter of Mr. Green as
[distinctly helpful to an accurate un
derstanding of his post as dissemi
nator of gubernatorial publicity.
Let us get to the meat. Follow
| in?g a story in The News and Courier
j from Mr. Green which positively con
veyed the impression that the Gov
ernor of South Carolina was largely
instrumental in borrowing a half
million dollars In New York at a
very low rate of interest, such rate
stated to be lower than Governor
Ansel secured. The State printed a
card from the Treasurer of South
Carolina citing facts which showed
the Governor had no special part in
getting the loan, and was only one of
j a committee to advertise for bids,
said money being leaned by a Colum
bia bank. He showed also that the
slap at Ansel's administration was
unwarranted. In short, the story was
slobbering and disingenuous. It. has
not been justified, and it will be ob
served that in the long letter from
The News and Courier's Columbia
correspondent there is no reference
to that discredited boost for the Gov
Then came the story about the
Wrare (Shoals Company, which had
our attention for the first time when
an official of the company sent a posi
tive denial. On the 17th oi May The
News and Courier's correspondent,
said the holiday had been "refused,"
and the head lines "played up" that
assertion. An official of the com
pany then declared in writing that
the fact that there would be a holi
day on that date had be?n posted?
and so made a record?on May 1.
There was no indication that a verifi
cation of this report in The News and
Courier had been attempted before
publication. The News and Courier
gave a report from a nameless source
as a fact: The State gave the official
denial, citing a written record in ref
utation. And then, with remem
brance of the New York loan matter,
indulged in this not harsh comment:
"We fear there is some one in Co
lum.bia very near the Governor of
South Carolina who .is conspiring to
create a wrong impression regarding
his excellency, and who is giving
trustful newspaper correspondents
misinformation concerning his
achievements and concerning the en
thusiasm of his friends and the ma
lignant}' of his enemies."
After this publication B. F. Taylor
of Columbia mentioned to a member
of The State's editorial staff, met on
the street, that he had given Green
the information about Ware Shoals.
It would have been distinctly im
proper for The State to have printed
that personal information. If Mr.
Taylor desired the initial publicity
of the fact in The State a line to the
editor would have obtained it. There
are elementary ethics in the conduct
of newspapers supposed to be known
It is noticeable, however, that
while Mr. Taylor vouches for the ac
curacy of The News and Courier's
rendition of his report to it, there is
a wide discrepancy between what he I
records as having tohi Mr. Green ano
what was published.- There is noth
ing In <Mr. Taylor's statement regard
[ ing a "refusal" of the Ware Shoals
; management to comply with the al
! leged request, while The News and
j Courier's article, in body and head
lines, carried that declaration. That
was the harmful part, from th? com-j
' pany's standpoint, of the whole pub-i
lication. Was there warrant forj
[thus indicating the "inalignanty ofi
I his (the Governor's> enemies?"
As The News and Courier's cor
respondent refers to Mr. MacEnroe!
' as a "minor official.'' n tele^nm was
irent. not to him. but to the Ware
Shoals Manufacturing Company,
j Here is the self-explanatory reply: I
! Ware Shoals. S. C, May 2G. 1911.
:The Columbia State.
Columbia. S. C.
; (Attention Mr. Wm. E. Gonzales,
! I received your tehgram of even
! date reading:
"What is Mr. MicEnroe'- authority
; to speak for your company as in his
!card we published May 22d. The
j News and Courier's correspondent to
day speaks of him as a minor ofii
To this I immediately wired reply
jas follows, which I now beg to con
"Telegram to Ware Shoals Mfg.
SURG, S. C, TUESDAY, MAY
HANGED ON FRIDAY
PAID PENALTY FOR ATTEMPT
ING A HEINOUS CRIME.
Gave Out Statment Claiming that
"Whiskey Whs the Cause of His At
Paying the death penalty to which
he was sentenced on March 26th, for
attempting to criminally assault a
well known white lady of Spartan
bur.? on February' 26th, Gary Gist,
colored, was Friday hanged in the
Spartanburg County Jail by Sheriff
W. J. White, assisted by Sheriff Poole
of Greenvillo, Sheriff Owens of Lau
rens, and Sheriff Thomas of Chero
Gist ate heartily Thursday night.
He r2ad the 9th and 10th chapters
in the book of St. Mark. He arose
early Friday morning and told Jailer
Wilsen, who carried him his last
meal, that he was ready to meet his
God. No other person saw him Fri
day, except the Rev, R. S. Truesdale,
pastor Central Methodist Church, and
the Rev. J. S. Earle, a colored minis
ter, who offered prayer and spiritual
I A great morbid crowd gathered in
front of the jail, but few were admit
ed. The death trap was sprung at
11.15, after Gist had stepped on it
'.\ithout a quiver. Passing by the
Rev. Mr. Truesdale, in the corrider of
tne jail, the pastor said to him: "God
I less you, Gary." "He will, and I am
ready to go," the negro replied, and
I the black cap covered his face. His
I f^et were bound and his hands cuff
ed. The trap fell. In 11 minutes
rbysicians pronounced him deal. His
bedy was given LO his parents for
Before dying G.st gave out the fol
lowing statement to the press:
"Whiskey brought me to this. I got
my whiskey from Ed Johnson; I used
a pint between 12 and 1 o'clock on
that day, and didn't know anything
until I came to the jail. Tell mother
to meet me in Heaven, and all my
relatives to be good. Tell all the
young men. l>oth colored and white,
that my death should be a warning
to them. And that it is best to live
good lives. Good-bye, God bless ev
A wire was received from Governor
Blease at ten o'clock stating that as
the young lady upon whose person
the attempt was made refused to sign
the petition for an extension of time
that he could not interfere. Gist's
mother and father were both too sick
to see him. Gist, it is remembered,
entered the home of a white woman
and pushing her over and also throw
ing her one-year-elrl infant to the
floor, was prevented from accom
plishing his purpose only by her
screams, which brought assistance.
He was captured, after an excitin?
chase, and placed in the county jail,
where he has since been confined.
Co. received, with regard to card pub
lished May 22d. Same was correct
and I spoke with, absolute authori
In this connection can say emphat
ically that my statement in writing,
of the 19th inst.f was true to the let
ter, inasmuch as I made all the ar
rangements myself with the superin
tendent for the holiday to which ref
erence has been made: and I again
beg to state positively that the help
did not apply to us for a day off, and
our superintendent positively stntes
that the help did not make any ref
erence to this Jones picnic whatever.
The closing of the mill was volun
tary, and as stated before I am the
man who made the arrangements.
7 have read the article in The News
and Courier today, and a mistake
must have b<v>n made by some one.
However, I still maintain that the
statement as given out by me is the
truth, and if any further Informa
tion is necessary I shall he glad to
Yours very truly,
Jas. T. MacEnroe,
IMr. MacEnroe appears to be the
biggest official in the office at Ware
Shoals, and the statements in The
News and Courier, whatever their
!soorce, stand officially denied.
The News and Courier's Columbia
correspondent is delightfully gratify
ing when he says: "That it hurts
I some people to know that the mill
I men were so anxious to hear Gov
ernor Blease was another matter,
I with which this correspondent was
j not. concerned." Evidently the
[knowledge was delighting to The
News and Couier's rusws agent. But
we really do not understand why any
one capable of looking the bald fact
j of 55,000 votes in the face nearly
: nine months ago, should be "hurt"
I because of a local demonstration. Far
j from being "hurt," The State is pre
j pared to enjoy the ple.-isur" derived
! therefrom by The News and Courier's
(Columbia news purveyor.
Meantime while not concerned in
the conflict, we direet attention to the
fact that the positive declarations,
fathered by The Newa and Courier,
regarding the Ware Shoals Manufac
turing Company, stand officially de
nied and unproved. *
Meteor Causes Alarm.
The fall of a massive meteor early
Friday caused consternation through
out Lassen county, Cal. The shock
when the blazing missile struck Tule
Mountain, was felt for thirty miles,
causing the earth to tremble as
(hough from a giant huake.
GOES TO SfAIN
Diaz Leaves ulexico and Will Hake His
Home Across the Wafer
GLOOMY LEAVE TAKING
The Aged Ex-President Steals Away
in I>ead of Night from the Former
Scene of Kis Power, Takes Special
Train for Vera Cruz, Where He
Porflrio Diaz, former President of
Mexico, has benome an exile, and will
end his days in a strange land. He
stole away from Mexico City with
great secrecy at two o'clock Friday
Only a few devoted friends whom
he dared to trust, followed him to
the station. He was bound for Vera
Cruz to take ship for Spain, where in
all probability he will end his days.
So carefully were the arrange
ments made for the ex-President's es
cape that detail could net be confirm
ed until next afternoon. Secrecy was
due less to apprehension of a popular
outburst than to a desire to reach
Vera Cruz without the fact being
known to marauding bands along the
Travel between Mexico City and
the seaport usually is over the Mexi
can railway, a standard gunge rail
road with modern equipment. Rails
along this route, however, frequently
have been removed of late by bandits,
who were determined that Diaz, for
reasons best knewn to themselves,
should not leave the Capital. They
are reported to have harbored the
idea that Diaz would follow the pre
cedent of other Latin-American Pres
ident's and carry the national funds
There is another railroad to thu
coast, a narrow gauge, owned by the
Government. Taking it for ganted
that Diaz would take the moe luxur
ious route, the bandits have not mo
lested if. For this reason it was
chosen by the ex-President far his
Presumably De La Rarrn and the
officials, have hcen infrome<i. but
their lips are sealed on every detail.
Senor De La Harra, who was inau
gurated as Provisional President only
Friday, it is realized has not yet
had time to bring about the reforms
?of free speech," and "liberty of the
nr?Rs." which have been demanded.
Gen. Diaz, still feeble from his ill
ness and far from being a well man,
left his home at two o'clock in the
morning. A more dreary leave tak
ing could hardly have been witnessed.
Rain was falling and by the time the
ex-President emerged from a house,
a November chill was in the air. He
was closely mufiled and to aid in the
disguise a borrowed automobile was
The route to the San Lazero sta
tion had been mapped out over unfre
quented roads. By a prearranged
scheme, at the last moment, police
were scattered along the line. At
certain points the close friends of
the former chief tan, excluding those
who will accompany him across the
Atlantic, fell in behind his car.
The "Diaz Special" followed a pi
lot train. The first train was occu
pied by a detat"hrn.">nt of the 25th in
fantry. Mr. Diaz was accompanied
by his wife, son and a few close
The trains ran without orders, to
prevent the rebels along the line
picking up news of Diaz's coming
from the wires. .List when or on
what ship Gen. Diaz will sail is a
matter of conjecture. The French
ship Espagne was due to leave Vera
Cruz Thursday, but may have been
held at the disposal of the party from
A Spanish liner, the Manuel Calvn.
is scheduled to weigh anchor Satur
day, sailing via Havana to Barcelona.
A German ship, or. which the Diaz
party recently reserved staterooms,
reports that the reservations have not
Gen. Diaz will probably make his
home in Spain, probably at Madrid.
S^nora Diaz was made a lady in wait
ing to the Spanish Queen, and Gen.
Diaz has been made an honorary geu
|em 1 in the Spanish army.
The inauguration of De La Barra
as Provisional President was a very
brief affair, occupying but. ten minu
tes. To spectators it seemed as if he
had scarcely moved down Avenida
Cindo de Mayo with his splendid es
cort before he was on his way back
to the National Palace at the heels of
hfc galloping troopers, his carriage
smothered with flowers.
Private telegrams received at Mex
jico City report that Gen. Diaz arriv
ed at Vera Cruz Friday afternoon.
According to the advices he boarded
the Ypiranga, a Hamburg- \merlcan
i boat. The Ypiranga is due to sail
South to Coatzacoalcos Saturday..
' Railroad reports received state the
! pilot train was stopped by insurrectos
I below Jalapa. but after learning that
: it was serving as a pilot to the gen
i end's train, it was permitted to pro
' ceed. None, of the three suffered oth
: ?r delays. ? *
_t m ?
Preacher Fatally Burned.
; '!'he Rev, J. H. Ilastie, a Baptist
I minister aged 69. was .burned to
J death early Friday morning at Talla
dega Springs, Ala., when he ?ent
'back into his burning home to renov
ier some money left in a trur':.
CJNEY ISLAND BURNS
ESCAPE OF MAN-EATING LION
CAUSES A SMALL PANIC.
Two Hundred Buildings Burned and
Two Thousand Person? Rendered
Homeless and Penniless.
Coney Island, the playground of
New York, suffered the worst disas
ter 'of its history Saturday. "Dream
land," the largest of the amusement
parks, was wiped out -and about four
blocks adjoining, covered with
booths, restaurants, hotels, moving
picture theatres and resorts of varied
types, were destroyed.
The fire broke out at 2 o'clock in
the morning and was not under con
trol until three hours and a half la
j ter. The loss will amount to, .be
tween $2,000,000 and $3,000^000.
I In all about 200 buildings were
jburned and perhaps 2,000 persons,
I concessionaires and employees, were
turned into the str?et homeless and
j penniless. No lives were lost.
The fire was discovered, a tiny
blaze, in the tarred scaffolding of
"Hell Gate," a scenic railway close
to the entrance to "Dreamland.'*
j Twenty minutes after a frightened
watchman had turned in three
j alarms, one after another, as fast
as his thumb could press the key,
I all "Dreamland," ten acres of closely
packed buildings, was one blaze. The
! Ilames, urged by a strong wind, were
visible for nearly fifteen miles.
Close to "Hell Gate," where the
I fire started, was the Bostock animal
show, and nearer yet the infant incu
bator, a charity nursery, in which
were six infants and their attendants.
The children were taken out in their
little glass houses and rushed out of
danger by the police. Then came the
work of taking out the animals, a
costly collection, including several
dangerous man-eaters. The animals
w ere in a panic. Their roaring could
be heard for many blocks above the
crackling of the flames and throb
bing of the engines.
All went well uncil the transfer
was nearly concluded Then the big
gest of the lions, in panic, broke
from his bonds, smashed his way
through the barriers and leaped Into
the streets, all nvked by a thron?,
of spectators. He dived straight into
I the middle ol the throng. Conslern
jation seized the multitude and the
I crowd rushed pell-mell in all direc
! tions in panic. He was hunted down
and killed by policemen. Sixty oth
er animals were burned to death. 9
STATE UNIVERSITY CLOSES.
Commencement Exercises Begin on
Sunday, June 4.
The Graduating Class, the Faculty
and the Students of the University of
South Carolina request your preseuce
at the commencement exercises June
4 to 7:
Vhe program is as follows:
Sunday, June 4th?11:15 a. m.?
Sermon before the Y. M. C. A. by
Rex C. Armond Miller, Charleston,
St30 p. m.?Baccalaureate Ser
mon by Dr. Howard Lee Jones, D. D.,
Charleston, S. C.
Monday, June 5th?9:00 a. m.?
8:3 0 p. m.?Joint Celebration of
Euphradian and Clariosophic Liter
Tuesday, June 6th?10:00 ?. in.?
Cla?s Day Exercises.
&:30 p. m.?Commencement Ad
dress by Lewis W. Parker, Esq.
Address to Law Graduates by Hon.
\Y. A. Henderson, Washington, D. C.
Wednesday, June 7th?11:00 a. m.
?Commencement Procession Forms!
11:15 a. m.?Commencement Ex
ercises. Conferring of Degrees.
10:0) p. m.?Commencement flail.
THEY SLID TO SAFETY.
Six Persons Were S. ed by a Snuill
Cotton Clothes Line.
Six persons were saved from death
in a fire in a four story New .ork
tenement Friday ry a loug slide down
a clothes line. The flumes cut off the
estate of the six and they were ma
rooi.^d on a balcony overlooking the!
street. Flames were shooting out!
about them when one of the party, a|
6-year-old boy, with a jack knife cut!
down a long piece of clothes lino [
which was hanging from a pulley!
over his head. He tied the slender|
rope to the edge of the balcony and |
one by one the six slid to safety. Thej
boy went last.
Very I n usual Cast*.
A very inter esting case promises to J
come from the arrest of Prince G-ol
phin, a negro, charging him with the
murder of George Walker, another j
negro, at Aikei. about three years,
ago. There are two men in the pen-1
intcntiary serving sentences for this
murder. Prince Golphin was at the!
time also charged with a complicity|
in the murder, but he turned State's j
evidence, and the charges against!
him were not pressed.
Baby Drinks Carbolic Acid.
i.Much sympathy is expressed for
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Peace, of Green
ville, whose two-y?>ar-old baby died
Friday afternoon from drinking car
bolic acid. The child secured the
bottle from a medicine chest and had
swallowed part of the contents before
;t could be taken from him.
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
Gweraor 5hase Grants Paroles to Foji
teea Diseased Convicts
NAMES OF LUCKY ONES
As a Result of the Governor's Re
cent Vtiit to the Penitentiary,
Eleven Prisoners Suffering- with
Chronic Ailments ami One of A?l
v;uice<l Age Given liberty.
Ponrten prisoners left the State
Penitentiary on Monday. Of the
fourteen men released by o^
Governor B'cise twelve are given the
freedom upon the endorsement of the
prison physician and the captain of
the guard at the Penitentiary, fol
lowing Governor Blease's persona!
visit to the prison when he caw
these prisoners' condition.
One other prisoner leaves also as
a resui< ot Governor Blease's visit,
and the lourleenth go as the result of
a hearing in the case Saturday, it be
ing simply a coincidence that he will
be released at the sanK- time that
the other prisoners go. According to
the certificates eleven of the paroled
prisoners are suffering with chonSu
illness and one gets his certificate
br-oause of advanced age.
There are nine life prisoners who
will receive paroles. They are: John
Hall, Orangeburg, burglary; ' Joe
Gaddy, colored, Horry, murder;
Frank Murray, colored, Berkeley,
murder; Daisy Cieeno, colored, Fair
field, murder; Green Brown, colored,
Chester, murder; V<tfce? Perkins,
Greenville, murder Hugh Campbell,
Greenville, murder; Jame3 Carter,
colored, Marlon, rape. Arthur Whit
ener, colored, Chester, murder.
At the time Governor Blease went
to Inspect the hosiery mill a numher
of prisoners surcring with chronic
illness were brought before hin., and
he stated at the time that he wouJd
release those who- have a home to go
to and w'iose cases would receive
the ^indorsement of the captata Of
the guard and of the prison physic
Some of those who left the prison,
had to be carried from the very door
of their cells in the hospitalVS^ft*
ing. One of the prisoners, aid old
negro, is blind; two others are suf
fering from locomotor ataxla, which
disease renders them helpless; an
other fell from the, third tier of the
cell building and had one side par
alyzed; he glided on his cheek hone
and was saved from death la the
fall, but has never been able to use
one side since the morning he
dropped from the dizzy height; two
of the prisoners that leave have tu
berculosis of the stomach.
One woman is in the fist of prison
ers. She was sent up from .Fairjeld
County for murder in 1901, having
been, tlverefore, in the penitentiary
fo ten years. She has asthma antd
for ten years. She has asthma aiiid.
TROUBLE FOR UNOUS 8AM. f
Because of Our Areatmcnt of the
At Nashville, Tenn., Judge Jobo
W. Judd, who was sent to Porto Rfc?
to investigate the laws and eojrdf.tlone
in the islands by the war department,
made a sensational speech before 'the
Tennessee Bar Association Friday, in
which he urged this nation drop, the
Phillippines and adhere of the-Mon
roe doctrine as it is understood.
A prepared paper on "Porto Ri#>
and the Porto Ricans," wa3 to have
been read to the Convention :Jjar
Judge Judd, but he stated. that
could not read it, as the authorities
at Washington had .ashed .him.Jipfcte
give it to the public, asserting it
would cause embarrasing diplomatic
relations with other countries.
Judge Judd expressed*the opinion
that if the -Monroe doi-.triue .was.ad
bered to aB construed by President
nooseve.lt, it would eventually bring
?h- United States into, troubles not
dreamed of today. "?**
BURGLAR FOUND HANGING.
Attempted to Rob New York Efoo/^e
ami Met His Death.
As an animal might be caught In a
trap In the solitude of woodlands and
held there until it died, a tinman be
ing was found in New York rjeenr^y
?a man who attempted the burglary
< f a wealthy man's home. The bedy
was identified as that of Joseph Tniu
er. twenty-seven years old, who had
lived at No. 218 East Cue Hundred
:?!?d Twenty-third street. Mrs. ?3UiM*
Surut. wife of a woolen merchant,
came from her summer homo at-Arv
orne and discovered in her town
house at No. 138 West One Hundred
and Twenty-first street, Manhattan,
the body of the burgler banging from
the skylight. The lid of the skylight
T/ay across the back of. his-neck.
Slowly he had strangled. Then hie
body had dangled for days fron' the
roof of the vacant house.
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Two Die in the Surf.
Mrs. William Shields and Mro.
John D. Cannon, members of promi
nent families of Palatka, Fla., were
drowned while bathing in theeurf ftk
South Beach Thursday. The-JajdJW?
were among the large crowd- io -?j'e
beach today on the Red Men's irtf