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TRIED TO BRIBE
Tfosas ft. Felder Charged With Tryiog
19 Corrupt Hob. H. Evans.
SWEARS OUT WARRANT
B. F. Kelly, Secretary of New South
. Carolina Dispensary Winding Up
Conuni vsions, Makes Affidavit for
the Arrest of the Attorney for
the Winding Up Commission.
T. B. Felder, of Atlanta, will be
Indicted on the charge of conspiracy
to defraud the state of South Caro
lina by the new dispensary commis
sion. This announcement was made
in Colunbla Monday by B. F. Kelly,
secretary of the commission, follow
ing a long session.
Colonel Felder has been ordered
to appear at Columbia Monday and
tell what he knows of the affairs of
the old state dispensary and dispen
sary grafters. Colonel Felder did not
appear as ordered and the announce
ment was made that he will be in
The secretary charges that:
B. F. Kelly, secretary for the new
South Carolina Dispensary windiug
up commission, went to Newberry
from Columbia Monday afternoon,
and, appearing before a magistrate,
swore cut a warrant for the arrest
of Thou. B. Felder, of Atlanta, and
former attorney for the old winding
The warrant charged Mr. Felder
with attempting to bribe Hub. H.
Evans, i member of the old boa-.i of
directors of the state dispensary, and
who is now resting under a charge
pending in the courts. The warrant
further changes Felder with conspir
acy to cheat and defraud the state
of South Carolina by "offering to or
promising to the said H. H. Evans
certain gifts or gratuities, with in
tent to influence his act, vote, opin
ion, decision of judgment of mat
ters which were pending before him
as a member of the board of direct
The warrant was sworn out before'
Magistrate J. C. Sample, and has
been turned over to Sheriff M. <M. Bu
ford for execution. Mr. Kelly re
turned to Columbia Monday, and it
is understood that, when the warrant
is -served on Mr. Felder in Atlanta
if he declines to. respond to the
service, steps Will be taken at once
to get extradition papers issued by
the governor of this state on Govern
or 'Brown of Georgia, to have Col.
Felder brought to this state to answer
BURNED AT THE STAKE.
Body Found Lashed to Post in
Midst of Embers.
Refusing to comply with demands
for money by a band of bandits at
Ajuno, Michoacan, Robert J. Swea
sey, an American, superintendent of
the Central Railroad of Michoacan,
was burned at the stake on May 16,
according to the story of Joseph
Hansfelder, one of the refugees, who
arrived at San Francisco Monday on
the steamer Newport from Manzan
Hansfelder says that the bandits
had made demands for money of ev
ery American in the district Some
complied but Swoasey refused to pay.
Hansfelder declares he made his way
to Sweasey'8 house, three miles dis
tant from his own home, on May 16,
and found the house burned to the
ground and Sweasey's body lashed to
a post in the midst of the burning
Mrs. (Sweasey had disappeared and
is .believed to have been taken pris
oner by the bandits and held for
ransom. Fearing his own house
would be attacked Hansfelder, with
his family, made his way to Manza
nillo and took passage for the United
States. Sweasey is believed by Hans
felder to have been a former resident
of San Diego.
Family Foully Slain.
At Pawnee City, Neb., J. A. Mc
Vlttle. his wife and two children
were robbed, killed and i third!
child dangerously wounded in their j
beds early Monday by Jim Filder,, a
farm hand, who had been working
for McVittle. Filder later shot
himself after shooting Sheriff Fuller
three times and seriously wounding
Killed by Train.
The State says Ben Kelly, for the
pas-: month employed by the Sea
board railway as car repairer's helper
in ihe Columbia yards, lost hiB life
Monday afternoon at 3:25 o'clock,)
when a switch engine backed into
some cars, crushing him between;
Preacher Fatally Burned.
The Rev, J. H. Hastie, a Baptist
minister aged 69. was burned to
death early Friday morning at Talla
dega Springs, Ala., when he went
hack into his burning home to recov
er uome money left in a trunk.
Made Fatal Mistake.
Mistaking for salts oxalic acid that
she U6ed for bleaching curtains. Em
ma Lee Parks, aged 38, the wife of
Victor Parks, deputy city collector of
Novfolk, Va., died within half hour
after swallowing the fatal dose.
FELDER BITS BACK
WRITES LETTK %1 THE NEW I
WINDING UP k *, .YtflON.
o - -
Committee of One to \% %
The following letter from T. B.
Felder explains itself:
"Mr. James Stackhouse, Chairman,
and Mr. B. Frank Kelly, Secretary
State Dispensary' Commission of
South Carolina, Columbia, S. C.
"Receipt o-f your valued favor of
the 19th instant is hereby acknow
ed$ed. I have been absent from the
city for the past week or 10 days,
conducting; some investigations on my
own account anent the matters re
ferred to in the second paragraph 01
the series of resolutions adopted by
your commission at a meeting held in
the city of Columbia on the 19th in
stant, a copy of which you caused to
be transmitted to me here.
"After mature consideration, I
have reached the deliberate conclu
sion that if 'your governor' could
with propriety create a commission
who are 'all friends of mire and per
sonal supporters' to investigate the
members of the old commission, the
attoney general of the Stale of South
Carolina and the agents, attorneys
and employes of the old commission,
and to make 'a rigid investigation of
all of my (Bleases) acts as State
senator, private citizen and governor
of the state.' I could with equal
propriety resolve myself iato a com.
mittee of, one to make Investigations
as to the said Blease, his allies and
affiliates. I think it will be conceded
that my jurisdiction is equally as
broad as yours; that I have the same
authority to subpoena witnesses,
compel their attendance, and to give
evidence touching the promises, as
you possess; and I feel that I may
say, without undue arrogance, that
my 'findings of both law and fact
will be just as binding and carry
with them the same degree of weight
and respectability as yours.
"In conclusjon, permt me to say
that my investigations have been
quite extensive, thorough, exhaustive
and most satisfactory to me, and
when made public will, in all human
probability, disqualify for service
some of those now seeking to pass of
ficial judgment upon the acts of my
associates and myself. To some of
you this statement may prove enig
matical, while to others it will he
"It does not suit the convenience
of my committee to meet with yours
at the time and place indicated, but
if we can mutually agree upon u
different time and place, for an in
terchange of views, information and
confidences, I feel quite safe In say
ing that the result - will be most
pleasing and profitable to the peopl?
of the State of South Carolina, if
not to you and 'yours.'
"While making no unconditional
promise to do so (for I must in
'these matters consult and largely
yield to the wishes of others more
vitally interested in the outcome qf
this controversy than I can possibly
be, and I may add, whose views have
deterred me from doing so hereto
fore) still, if unrestrained, it will
be my pleasure to deliver in the notj
distant future a veritable 'broadside.'
"With assurances of my most dis-i
tinguished consideration, I have the
honor to be
"Yours very tru';y,
' T. B. Felder,
"Chairman of the AnH-Blense In
Child of Congressman and Mrs. Le
gare Crushed to Death.
Rosa, the H-year-old daughter of
Congressman George S. Legare, died
this morning as the result of a most
deplorabfe accident, "'esterday ev
ening the little girl war. playing at a
nei?li.bor's house and accidentally
pulled down upon her tiny body a
shelf containing heavy plant pots and
she was pinned to the piazza floor by
the weight of the debris. Internal
injuries were caused which brought
about her death this morning. Con
gressman Le"gare arrived home from
Washington to find his yiungest child
in extremis. He had known nothing!
en rente of her sad condition.
Killed in Runcvny.
At La Grange. Ga., Miss Lidda
Daniel, of that place, was jnstantly;
killed and hrr sister, Miss Lola
Daniel and Miss Mary Morgan of"
Union, Ga., were severely injured
Monday evening in a runaway. The
horse they were driving became
frightened and overturned the buggy,
throwing the girls against a tree.
One Dead and Three Hurt.
Speeding at the rate of sixty miles
an hour, four motorcycle riders col
lided in front of the grandstand
packed with thousands of spectators
at Chicago. Monday, on the Haw
thore race track. One rider was kill
ed and three others wee injued, one
Denuded by Lightning.
A wind storm Monday wrought con
siderable damage to residences and
parks in St. Louis. Dr. J. J. Mere
dith, who sought shelter under a tree
was denuded by a bolt of lightning,
but he was unhurt.
SWEEP INTO EUROPE
"THE YELLOW PERIL IS NOT A
MYTH," SAYS AX OFFICER.
Thinks That the Yellow Hordes Will
Eventually Sweep Through Russin
"It is the conviction of every Rus
sian officer on the Chinese frontier
that the 'yellow peril' is no myth,"
said Lieut. P. T. Etherton, who has
just -arrived in this country. Lieut.
Etherton is the Indian army officer
who recently completed a wonderful
journey across Asia from India to
Siberia accompanied only by his In
"1 have talked with many Russians
from the Pamirs up to Siberia, and
they were all of the same opinion,"
ho added. "It will be a thing, they
say, not of today nor of tomorrow,
but they feel assured that the yellow
hordes will eventually sw-eep through
Asiatic Russia into Europe. They
have great respect for potential value
o:f the Chinese as soldiers. Trained
and properly led they believe them
to be of the same standard as the
"China," said Lieutenant Etherton
in conclusion, "is desirous of consol
idating her power, and since the
Russo-Japanese war is awakening to
a sense of responsibilities and the
latent strength she possesses. She
as realized that to get at the root of
the evil she must purify the system
of administration corrupt and rotten
to the core.
"This she is endeavoring to do,
though time is needed to cleanse and
remodel a system in vogue for Cen
tarles. With the formation of the
new model troops, the management
of the schools on modern lines, and
reforms in the administration signs
are apparent that China is desirous
of developing her illiminitable re
"With a view to resisting aggres
sion along the western, and north
western frontiers of the empire, she
is showing great energy and determi
nation in reorganizing her military
forces under foregn supervision, and
this coupled with the scheme to con
stitute a force of irregular cavalry
from amongst the Mongol population
may well give rise to perturbation
in Russian circles. The awakening
of China is at hand? She will he the
predominant power of the East."
LOSES A SMALL FORTUNE.
Jones Was Unsuccessful in Cotton
and Wheat Deal.
The Spartanburg Herald says W.
T. Jones, the wealthy Union county
planter, who will be taken to the
State penitentiary at Columbia next
week to serve a life term for poison
ing his wife, bears no malice towards
anybody, and has decided to submit
to the judgment of the courts grace
fully, although he declares he is in
nocent of his wife's murder.
It was learned recently that Jones
had lost an amount estimated at
about $100,000 through speculation
in cotton and wheat. He has ap
pointed the Nicholson Trust company
of Union, trustee of his estate, and
instructed the company to pay his
debts out of the income of his plan
Jones owns about 5,000 acres of
land, 3,000 acres behig contained in
a single pantation. The annual In- i
come from his property varies from
$12,000 to $15,000, it is said.
According to Spartanburg friends
Jones turned to speculation in an ef
fort not only to recover the attor.
neys' fees and other expenses of his
trial and appeals to the supreme
court, but also to divert his mind
from his trouble. At first, it is said,
he was successful, but later the tide
turned and he sustained heavy losses.
Jones is now forty-one years old.
He is said to be a tall, handsome
man and is well educated. He at
tended the Unversty of South Caro
lina and Davidson college, N. C, but
did not. graduate from either.
Kills Wife apd .Self.
Dave Floyd shot and killed his
wife as she lay in bed last night and
then committed suicide as the sheriff
with a posse and bloodhounds w^re
about to capture h;m. He was en
raged because the court had awarded
their child to his wife following their
' divorce case. The killing occurred
jon a plantation about 12 miles from
' Pelham. Ga.
Killed by Deputies.
Charles Young, a desperado, was
Ikilled. Young's wife was probably
fatally wounded, and Deputy Sheriff
'Woodruff was seriously wounded in
ja pitched battle yesterday betwenn
jthe Youngs and Deputies Woodruff
'and Brown in the dountains of Al
[leghany county, N. C. *
Mexican Refugees Starving.
United States mounted inspectors
I at Marfa, Texas, report four thou
j sand Mexican refugees on the Amer
I lean side of the river in Presidio
: county. They will have to be fed
i by the United States government, or
i they will starve the report says.
Snow Falls in Manitora.
A dispatfh from Harrowford,
northwestern Manitoba, Sunday says:
Winter returned In earnest. Fi-e
iuches of snow covers the ground,
and a blinding blizzard is raging. *
JRG, S. C, THURSDAY, JTJN
TOLD ONCE MORE
Rev. M. 0. Gage, Cbapiian cf an Indi
ana Regiment Daring the War Tells
WHO BURNED COLUMBIA
He Exonerates the Confederates, But
Haims that the Conflagration Was
Started by a "Bummer" and Not by
a Soldier of the United States
Rev. M. D. Ga-je. of San Jose, Cal.,
who is now eighty-three years old,
has recently paid a visit to Columbia.
The State says he finds Columbia
one of the most intensely interesting
points in his 9,000 miles of travel.
Forty-six years ago last February he
was in the beautiful capital of South
Carolina when the entire business
and much of the residential portion
of the city were destroyed by fire.
In his capacity of chaplain of the
Twelfth Indiana volunteer infantry
he marched with Gen. W. T. Sher-I
man from Savannah to Washington
on the 17th February, 18G5, when
Bragg retired from Columbia and
Sherman advanced upon the city.
Crossing the Saluda and Broad riv
ers, Mayor Goodwyn met him north
west of town and formally surrender
ed the city of his authority. As the
Army of the Tennessee marched
through the city a large quantity of
cotton was found burning, as was
and still is generally believed by or
der of Gen. Bragg. Gen. Wade
Hampton being the immediate in
"That fact has been made the basis
of a common belief on the part of
iSherman's friends, as well as of him
self while still living, that Ger.
Hampton was responsible for the dis
astrous fire which destroyed Colum
bia on' the following evening and
during the entire night," says .Mr.
Gage. "On the contrary it has been
almost universally believed by the
people of Columbia and of the entire
South that Sherman was himself re
sponsible for the terrible disaster, j
It s therefore a matter of the utmost j
importance that one who knows the
facts derived from direct personal
testimony of a non-commissioned of
ficer of the Twelfth Indiana volun
teer infantry should have a hearing.
"The facts are as follows: 'While
marching through Columbia in the!
afternoon of that disastrous day |
Chaplain Gage and Assistant Surgeon
A. B. Tayloi- of the same regiment
noticed two ladies who waved white
handkerchiefs in token of loyalty to
the United States flag. After going
into camp southeast of the city Dr.
Taylor proposed that the two officers
should ride back into the town and
interview these twe ladies They
called a*, the residence and saw the
elder lady, who gave assurance of
their genuine loyalty, which had been
well known and no one' had molested
them. The younger woman was then
absent at. Gen. Sherman's headquar
ters for the purpose of securing a
guard to protect the property.
" 'Soon after the two officers re
turned to camp an alarm of fire was
sounded. Col. Reub. Williams, com
manding the Twelfth Indiana, was
immediately ordered to take his reg
iment into the city, he being made
provost marshal, and the entire com
mand was at onee put on duty.as
" 'It. was then that. T heard
Sergeant Thos. J. Lessig of Company
E. Twelfth Indlna, Btate the fact
that while in the northwestern sec
tion of the city he saw a man throw
the firebrand, which caused the con
flagration, into a small unoccupied
building. The deed was not com
mitted by one wearing the uniform of
a Federal soldier and It was and
still is supposed that a "contraband"
was the man who set Columbia on
However that may be, it was not
an act of Gen. Sherman or of one
! serving under his comand. Tndeed,
Gen. Sherman never knew who the
offender was. I had removed to Cal
ifornia when the controversy be
tween Sherman and Hampton arose,
and the above facts In the case have
never been published, though fre
quently stated in private circles.
; "While the conflagration was rag
ing. Ser^t W. J. Warren of Company
; T Twelfth Indiana, who had been
! posted with ten men at the residence
I of Rev. J. M. C. Brecher, D. D.. pas
j for of the First Baptist church in Oo
: lumbia, informed that clergyman
! that Iiis chaplain was also a Baptist
: minister. Dr. Brecher therefore re
i n'lPfted the serpent to bring the
'chaplain to his home, which he ac
! cordingly did. After a few mo
; ments of general conversation, Dr.
! Brecher said: "Chaplain Gaue, do
your men know that the first seces
sion convention was held in our
! church here in Columbia?" To which
I I replied: "I presume they do. as I
! know it."
i Dr. Brecher then said: "It the
i soldiers do not burn the church, it
j will not be destroved, as it is the
only fireproof building in the city.
I And. accordingly, when the next
j morning downed the Baptist church
of Columbia stood unscathed by th
I fire which had destroyed every other
; building in the burned district.
"Never in my life did I witness a
j sadder scene than was presented on
the next morning when large num
I bers of men, women and children got
E 1, 1911.
SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND
The Day Coach Was Totally Wrecked
and in This Car Most of the Cas
ualties Took Place.
At least nine persons were killed
and 20 injured Monday in a head-on
collision between eastbound and
westbound passenger trains Nos. 9
and 12, on the Burlington railroad,
ten miles east of McCook, Neb. The
engineers of both trains are reported
among the killed.
The members of the Denver and
Omaha baseball teams of the- West
ern league were passengers on the
wt-stbound train, the Colorado lim
ited. A number of members of both
teams were slightly hurt. James Mc
Gill, president of the Denver team,
was among the injured.
The day coach on the limited was
totally wrecked and in this car most
of the casualties took place. The i
tourist car and baggage car were
thrown on their sides but, so far as
is known, their occupants escaped
serious injuries. Surgeons and nurses
have been summoned from McCook
and other nearby towns.
Officials of the Chicago, Burling
ton and Qnincy railroad have only
meagre information of the accident.
The first report to the Chicago office
said the wreck was the result of a
head-on collision between trains Nos.
9 and 12. Bo'h of these are through
trains, the No. 9, or westbound, be
ing on its initial run as far as Den
No. 9 left Chicago Sunday morn
ing with a heavy passenger list. Pre
viously it had only run as far as Ne
braska points, but a new schedule
took it to Denver and it carried a full
list of passengers with through trans
portation. It was due at McCook,
iNeb., at about 7 a. m. Monday. The
No. 12 train was also a through
train, eastbound, and due in Chicago
a<. 7 a. m. Tuesday.
WOMAN'S BODY FOUND.
Mysterious Tragedy Revealed Near
Victim's Own Home.
With bullet wounds in the face
and back and the face crushed in
with a piece of timber the body of
Mrs. David Sapp, of Qultman, Ga.,
was found early Friday morning in a
sink hole, about a quarter of a mils
from her home. She had .been miss
ing since Monday afternoon. Just
before her disappearance, it is said,
neighbors heard three shots in the
Sapj) home, but no one was seen
about the premises. When his wife
failed to return ?donday night, Sapp
notified the police and investigation
showed a lot of blood leading to a
desolate spot, where the body was
finally located Friday. No arrests
have been made.
amidst a few hastily (gathered arti
cles from their ruined homes, left
of their all In one brief and terrible
j "The high wind which had been
from the northwest rendered useless
I all efforts to stay the progress of a
I raging conflagration. Only hand en
( gines were to be had, and the streams
j of water fell short of the higher
buildings, while many fragments of
roofs and walls were scattered before
the path of an angry storm.
"During the night I sought the res
idence of these two ladies whose
signals of loyalty had attracted at
tention. By making a long circuit of
the burning! buildings I reached the
place, finding the roof in flames and
no one In sight. Entering the finely
furnished rooms I ran to the piano,
many fine paintings on the walls,
luxuriant furniture, caprtes. etc., all
about to be consumed. The only
evidence of deliberate purpose on the
part of some irresponsible miscreant
which was discovered was a bonfire
on the rear porch of the doomed res-j
ldence. It could have been extin-l
guished, but as the roof had caught1
fire from the opposite side of the
street and no help was available, the]
j home and all its valuable contents
j were left to their fate.
Chaplain Gage has retraced, as far
as possible, the line of Sherman's
i advance from the Broad river bridge
j into and through Columbia. But the,
new city of nearly 50,000 population.!
; more than five-fold its inhabitants]
: at the time of its great disaster, pre-1
sents no residence of its former ap
pearance. It was then exceedingly
beautiful, and the memory of Its de-!
struction has b"en indelibly made on
the chaplain's mind for more than 4fi
years, lie makes no attempt to soften
j the sorrow and biterness which that
?unfortunate and cruel disaster
brought, to so many happy homes,
j "No nan could have felt a deeper!
sympathy than was mine when, with
tears, mingled with those of devoted
fathers, mothers and children 1 left
them sitting in the ashes wrere so
recently they had enjoyed all the
comforts and luxuries of social and
domestic ife jn the heart of this
beautiful Southland," he said. "It
: was the most heart-rending scene of
our great cruel war, the bloody bat
. tlefields alone excepted.''
Kiled in "Craps" Game.
In a row over the winnings of a
i "craps'" game Tuesday afternoon
I Lewellyn Smith was killed by Rob
ert Young, another negro, a few
j miles from Greenville. Young is
now in jail.
TOBACCO TRUST MUST DISSOLVE
TN EIGHT MONTHS.
Justice Harlan Dissents as to Bear
ing of Extent of Restraint on the
The government Monday won a
sweeping victory over the so-called
"tobacco trust" when the supreme
court held the American Tobacco
company and its allied corporations
to be operating in violation o fthc
Sherman anti-trust law.
Associate Justice Harlan delivered
a vigorous dissent to part of the de
cision, although he agree that the
American Tobacco company and its
accessories and subsidiary corpora
tions were members of the Sherman
His dissent, as expressed from the
bench, centered around two points,
First, he took issue with the court
for sending the case back to the low
"I have found nothing in the rec-|
ord," he said, "which makes me at i
all anxious to perpetuate any new
combination among these companies
which the court concedes had at all,
times exhibited a conscious wrong |
In the second place, he reiterated |
the objection he expressed in the!
Standard Oil decision of two weeks
ago to the adoption of the "rulej
of reason'' as a standard for ascer-j
talning what restraints of trade vio-j
late the Sherman anti-trust law.
The tobacco trust, decision is char-j:
acterized by Attorney General Wick-!
ersham as a most comprehensive and i
sweeping verdict for the government, j
The trust Is held to be a combina-j
tion in restraint of trade?a mon^
opoly in violation of the law.
The decision affects 65 Amer
ican corporations, two English cor-'
porations and 29 individual defend-j
An opportunity is given the trust
to disintegrate and re-create a con
dition of transacting business not re- j
pugnant to law.
If at the end of six or eight months'
the corporations fail to bring them
selves within the law, a receiver and
dissolution will follow.
The trust Is held to have been '?
guilty of ? intimation, and clearly to
have shown a purpose to stifle com
MARRIED SAME MAN TWICE.
Children See Father First Time in
If statements are true, and there
is no reason to doubt them, Mr. Rob
ert L. Henley and his wife, of Macon,
will ,be married in a few days for the!
second time?to each other. The
Henley family lived in Terns thirteen
years ago. The father of the fam
ily left the mother and three chil
dren and went further in search of
work, the Jamily came 'balk to
Georgia, and the father was to come
back to see them the following
He Called to come. Also no word
ever came to the family In Georgia
from their father?till the Galveston
flood when it was reported to them
that he had been ..mor.-T the number
who lost their lives in that disaster.
Just previous to that time, however,
Mrs. Henley got a divorce from her
husband on the grounds of d-^ser.
Thursday night Mr. Henley appear
ed sound and well and wrote from
the h-otel a note to his former wife
asking that he be allowed to call
upon her and see the "children."]
The children are now grown?two j
are full grown, pretty young ladies
and the son is a traveling man for a
local wholesale house.
The daughters went to their home
on Pulaski street Thursday evening
to see a middle-aged stranger sitting
on the veranda. For the first time
since they were tots of six and eight)
years, they spoke to their father and J
felt his hands upon their heads. Mr.
and Mrs. Henly, it is stated on good;
authority will remarry. The husband I
has been living at Paris, Texas, and
has had fine success in business.
Italian Aviator Killed.
The Italian aviator Cirri, while
making an a"roplane flight near
j Voghera. Italy. Monday, fell from
! a? height of 650 feet and was killed.;
I Twenty thousand peraons, including1
Cirri's wife and children, were view
ing the exhibition. Cirri used a
i Bleriot monoplane. He had complet
! ed a number of evolutions when sud-i
denly the motor exploded and in a:
moment the wings of the machine
: wer" on lire.
Must Have Been Crazy.
T. 11. H. Gardner, a traveling
preacher, attached to no S"ct, beat
his wife to death with a club Monday
a mil" east of Kittitas. Wash., and
after attempting to drown himself
in an Irrigation ditch, gave himself
up. Gardner told the officers that he
feared she would become unfaithful
to him through influence of his ene
mies. He said he had received oc
cult messages to that effect.
Need More School Room.
By a vote of 145 ?o 24 Greenwood
i school district, including the town of
j Greenwood, voted Monday $25,000
i for additional school buildings and an
'extra levy of two mills for school
? purposes. The present large build
j ing on Magnolia street is greatly
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DEEP PLOT LAID
Md Overthrow the CoveromeaS afid
Start New Revelation
AUQNG THE MEXICANS
Two of the Rebel Leaders Promised
to Desert Madero Until They Got
All the Secrets of the Men Plan*
ing the Gamp and Then They Told
Revelations of a plot to start an
other revolution in Mexico after ov
erthrowing the leadership of Fran
cisco I. Madero, Jr., and preventing
his journey to Mexico Oity, created
Intense excitement throughout th9
insurrecto army Monday. ?
The plot, which resulted Sunday
night in the arrest of Daniel De Vil-'
Hers of Mexico City, at El Paso, and}
W F. Dunn, an American, at Mont
erey, Mexico, is said to include
among its leaders three insurrecto
miefs operating, in the State cf Coa
A telegram from Monterey rtates
that Dunn, on- Madero's orders, has
i>een placed In communicado for 72
liours. De Villlers is held in the El
Paso jail on charges of "conspiracy
to murder Francisco I. Madero, Jr.''
According to Gen. Benjamin Vill
joen, the Boer veteran, who is Ma
?ero's chief military adviser, the
scheme was that Villjoen and Gen.
Orozco were to desert Madero, and
start a new revolutionary movement,
which would be joined by certain in
surrecto leaders now in the field, to
gether with a federal general known
to be friendly to the "Cieiitifico"
It was represented to him, Gen'.
Villjoen 3ays, that great quantities of
arms anc! ammunition were stored in
the mines of Coahuila in anticipa
tion of the new outbreak and that
success was assured, as "Madero
would never reach Mexico City."
Behind the arrest, of the two al
leged conspirat'-rs is the story of
several weeks o. conferences <and the*
exchange of many telegrams. 8oon?
after the battle of'Juarez, Gen. Vill
joen received a telegram from Mex
ico City, saying:
"The government wants to moke a
The telegram was signed "Vint
ers." Madero was informed of the
telegram and it was declded?to give
every encouragement to, those be
hind the overtures. VPljoen, accord
ingly, sent a reply stating that ho
"was open to receive propositions."
This was followed ,by a telegram*
from Villiers, 'instructing Villjoen
"to watch the rebel chief, note by
what route he comes and when he
leaves. Make friends with Orozco.
There is a fortune in sight for us.'"
Shortly after this two men ap
peared in El Paso and secretly met
Villjoen and Orozco, who professed
their willingness to enter the plot.
Villjoen declares he was to receive
$25,000 and Orozco a like amount.
Money was given them for current
expenses, Villjoen receiving $480 and
Orozco $200. Dunn, who was one of
the pair, Villjoen asserts, translated
to them a cipher message which road:
"Last message at |hand. Rose?
working fast for change of federal
city. Do not worry about financial
end of which will take care. Would
advise direct action Di-az at early
time. Be very careful. Continue
advising and act as you think best.
Mexico City man says agent Figueroa
brothers comiug you from south.
The message, it was explained,
came from the agent of the conspira
cy at Mexico City. The reference to>
Diaz was not explained by Gen. Vill
Agreement having been reached
with Villjoen and Orozco, Duno
started for Meyico City, followed by
a private detective with instructions
to arrest him on Mexican soil. The
arrest was made at Monterey Sunday
night. Telegrams from theia de
clared that "Important papers" had
been found on the prisoner.
Several Persons Perish.
At San Francisco, Cal., ten met>
perished in a fire destroying "The
Chutes,'' the city's largest amusement
resort. The de?ad were occupants of
an adjoining lodging house from
which escape was cut off by the
flames. Many were injured in trying
to escape. The loss is $250,000.
Hangs Himself to Tree.
When the great fire of 1909 crept
up Telegniph Hill, it left a dead tree
with one naked limb standing on tho
highest bit of ground In San Fran
cis-, o. Francisco Luigl Capl Del Ca
besa. pining for his native land
handed himself to this limb 'Monday
with a red sash which he had
brought from Tuscany.
We have received an invitation to
the commencement exercises at Win
throp College, which comes off on
June 4 to 6. A large '-lass of young
ladies will get their d .grees and di
plomas and go out '.r.lo the world to
make it better.
Snake Bite Fatal.
'Near St. Augustine, Fla., Walte*
Bilton, four years old, was bitten by
a large diamond back rattesnaft?
Monday and died in a few hours, j