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Board of Etfocatifs
BALLOTS WERE SECRET,
State Superintendent of Education
Declares Body Acted With Absolute
Disre g ard of Property Rights of the
People.?Says Text-Book Adoption
Will Cost People Much Money.
Mr. John E. Swearingen, State
superintendent of education, made
Monday the following statement of
his position in respect to the adoption
last week of text books for the public
schols f the State during tse next
"To .protect the interests of the
people and to keep the record straight
I protected against the recent text
book -adoptions made by the State
board of education. Though my pro
tests were disregarded and my wishes
ignored.. 1 desire to make a brief
statement of my position.
"Eighty per cent of the books now
in use have been thrown out of the I
schools. Not one word of explana
tion, reason or excuse for this rev
olutionary action has been offered to
the public. Such sweeping changes
are without precedent in the text
book history of this State or of any
"The books sold in South Carolin*,
during the last five years cost more
than $500,000. Thepe books have
been in the main displaced, and now
have only an exchange value of 60
per cent of their original cost. The
new books adopted are higher priced
and every time a pupil or patron is
required to exchange an old book
there must be a cash payment in ad
"This cash payment will be a tax
on every citizen of the State. It may
be small in the case of any one book,
but will amount to thousands of dol
lars in the aggregate.
"If Winthrop college should bej
burned to the ground there would bej
a universal lament from the moun
tains to the sea. The State board of
education with an absolute disregard
to the property rights of the people
bas destroyed values and imposed
taxes representing, an investment eq
ual in value to the cost of the magni
ficent college at Rock Kill. Every
exchange of books also imposes labor)
and inconvenience in addition to ex.
pense.. Any man in charge of a text |
? book depository knows what this in
convenience means. A number of thei
depositories are conducted, by coun
ty superintendents of education, and
these officers will feel the strain be
fore the exchange period has passed
"I do not believe that changes
should 'be made unless the books in |
use. have proved Inferior or unsatis
factory. The State board of educa-|
tion declined to indicate in writing
the unsatisfactory books on the pres
ent Hat, The adoption of 1906 was
little short of a crime if inferior
books were imposed upon the chil
dren of the State. Three members
of thev present beard took part in
that adoption and must have voted
for the hooks then selected. The
change of heart has taken place in
these gestlemen Is not questioned by
me. but it would be better understood
if it were fully explained. I' any
eity superintendent in a special dis
trict exercising the right of 'n de-j
pendent text book adoption should1
enter upon his work by changing 80,
per cent, of the books in the hands |
of the pupils, I do not believe his!
action would igo unchallenged. How |
much more, then, should explanation
be offered when the changes affect
the whole State rather than a small 1
"I had prepared for the use of the
board a ballot showing the name of
each member voting and the title of
each book voted for. This ballot
the board declined to use, because
the members did not wish to offend
the sensibilities of the various'book
agents with whom they had establish-1
ed and wished to maintain pleasant j
relations. This is a laudable senti-l
ment, but It leaves out of the reckon
tag the sensibilities of the people.
It Is a well established principle of!
representative government that the:
Tecord of a public servant belongs to
his constitutents. As State superin
tendent of education, I was anxious J
for every citizen to know my position
in regard to every book that was re
tained as well as to every book that
was changed. I see no reason why
the other members of the board
should be unwilling to leave a similar |
record, even though unsuccessful bid
ders might be disappointed in the |
"The work of the board has been
finished, but the tax on the people
will not be felt till later. I have j
pointed out what I consider the un
justifiable disregad. of property j
rights. I also maintain that the
wholesale changes ordered by thej
board were neither necessary nor al
together desirable. I asked for a
full record of the proceedings by
which this result was brought about
and ray request was denied.
"I trust that these three facts have
been made so plain that the man who
runs mav read and understand.v
Dispensary Constables Removed.
Gov. Blease Monday removed 12
^i(5o????2ry constables, located in 11
dry counties of the State.
THEY ARE LOST OR MISLAID BY
A RAILROAD AGENT.
The Disconsolate Widow Finds a Lot
of Tools Instead of Dust ofN Her
Through the mistake of a railroad
company, Mrs. Mary E. White, 936
Fletcher street, Chicago found her
self In Pittsburg, Pa., with a com
plete outfit of automobile mechanic's
tools in the place of a brass urn con
taining the ashes of her husband,
George S. White, who died a year
. At about the same time a chaffeur
dn New York was sorrowwully declin
ing a job because in place of his
necessary tools he was equipped only
with a suitcase containing a number
of articles of feminine apparel and
a brass crematory urn.
"I'm sorry,'' the mechanic told
Frank Cheske, an agent of the Na
tional Trades association, as they
stood together in front of 120 Liberty
street. "I'd like to have the job, but
I can't do nothing without my tools."
"Where are your tools?" inquired
The mechanic dived down in a suit
case and produced some lacy shirt
waists some .black gowns, a tooth
brush, a yellow pin cushion and a
brass crematory urn.
"Here they are," he said with some
feeling, "The railroad company got
us mixed up and I drew this bag
gage in Pittsburg. I've got some
body's ashes here and I'd like mighty
well to return them.''
Cheske offered to take charge ot
the urn for him and notified the
Pennsylvania railroad office of his
The railroad compan telegraphed
Plttsburg, and in reply received the
. Return suit case a'i once. Am
sending in Its place nun's suit case
with clothing and. tools in on train
No. 16. Lady very anxious."
The clothes and cematory urn
were started back and by this time
Mrs. White persumably again is In
possession of her hutfbar.d's a3hes.
Jjt was said by neighbors that It
had been her custom to keep the
ashes with her constantly. When she
left home a few days ago she took
them with her.
.. WILL SHOW UP SOUTH.
Southern Railway Will Make an At
The Southern Railway wiil make
an attractive exhibit showing the ag
ricultural, forest and mineral re
sources and manufactured products
of the Southeast at th<.~; Appalachian
exposition, to be held at Knoxville,
September 11 to October 1, 1911.
This exhibit will contain handsome
?lspay? of cereals, cotton, tobacco,
legumes, vegetables and fruits, and
especial .attention will "be given to
forest products and manufactured
specimens of woods. The exhibit will
show in a comprehensive way the
possibilities and advantages of the
Southeastern States and should prove
a powerful advertisement for the sec
tion as large numbers of visitors are
expected at the exposlthm from points
outside the Southeast.
At the same time the exhibit will
serve the very useful purpose of call
ing the attention of 'che people of
the South to the great, opportunities
which exist in their own country. This
is a feature which the management of
the Southern Railway considers of
the highest importance, as nothing
can have a more powerful effect in
discouraging emigration from the
South to less favored sections than
a thorough knowledge of the South
and the many reasons which make
this the best section of the country i
in which to live and prosper.
Girls Drink Carbolic Acid.
A suicide pact between two girls
was carried out Saturday at Ridige
way. 111., when Jessie Cobbman. 17
years old, and Lucy Davidson, 18,
years old drank carbolic acid The
girls agreed to die together if any
attempt was made b; the former,s
parents to recover her. A constable
called for Jessie. She asked for time
to dress, but instead wt-nt to her room
and drank the poison. A moment
later her friesd also drank poison and)
Young Brother*. Drown.
Alex. Doyle, aged M, and his!
brother, J. Doyle, aged 9, were:
drowned in Blue Pom! lake Monday
afternoon, near Chattanooga, Tenn.,
The younger boy fell into the water
and 'he brother leaped from a 20-1
foot embankment into the water in
an effort to save the drowning boy.}
Neither could swim. The bodies j
lound ao hour later, were locked in i
car.n others? arms.
Still Another Victim.
The fourth victim of the fire that
destroyed the boat house at Nan-!
tucket, Mass., of William Barnes, Jr., |
the New York Republican leader, last
Saturday, died Monday night when
Thomas Keer of New York succumb-j
ed to his injuries.
Tired of liife.
Capt. E. H. Jarvis, formerly of the
United States revenue cutter service,
shot and killed himself in a room at
the Athletic Club at Seattle, Wash.,
KILLED WITH SPADE
WHITE CONVICT TAKES LIFE OF
A NEGRO CONVICT. *
Deed Was Committed in the State
Penitentiary by J. W. Messervy,
Vtlio Murdered Two Men Before.
The State says J. W. Messervy, the
Charleston county man who was con
victed two years ago for killing a
whiskey constable at Ravenel, in
Charleston county, and sentenced to
20 years' imprisonment, Monday kill
ed Vance Clanton, an aged negro, at
the State penitentiary by striking him
on the head several times with a
Clanton was serving ia life sentenct,
from Darlington county. According
to the story of Messervy the negro
tried to kill him with a knife. Mes
servy was cut just above the heart
and on his left arm. Coroner Walk
er made an investigation of the case
?arid held the inquest Tuesday.
No one witnessed the affair. Ac
cording to D. J. Griffith, the superin
tendent of the penitentiary, several
prisoners were sent Monday morning
to clean out the basement of the
hospital building, which is used as a
barber shop. The two prisoners,
Messervy iand Clanton, were sweeping
up ?ome hair.
Messervy held the spade while
Clanton was using the broom. Mes
servy stated that the negro without
warning attacked him w;lth a knife.
He knocked the negro down with the
spade and the negro, rising, cut him
on the arm. He then struck the fatal
blow. A guard was called by Meeser
vy and medical assistance was iglven
the negro. He died in a few mom
Messervy killed another man when
he klMed the liquor constable iat
Ravenel. Clanton is the third man
he has killed. He is evidently a bad
SHORT WEIGHTS IN COLUMBIA.
Experts Find Scales and Measures
Weights and measures used in Co
lumbia are generally incorrect, the
errors favoring as a rule the dealer
as against the consumer; and, upon
a showing to this effect by Federal
experts, the city council has set foi
itself the task of remedying matters.
The situation is complicated and
its proper readjustment will require
some time. The promising feature
is the cordial cooperation which the
merchants themselves offer. It is re-!
alized, by city council as well as by
the Government agents, that the
losses inflicted by short weights and
measures upon the consumers are in
flicted innocently and ignorantly by
most of the dealers so offending, and
these merchants say they will he very
glad to have their standards correct
In April experts from the bureau
of standards of the national depart
ment of commerce and labor quietly j
made an investigation into the
weights and measures used in Colum
bia, under the direction of 'Mr. M.
H. Stillman. Mayor Glbbes knew of
the investigation, and, forseeing the
importance of its bearing, asked to be
furnished with a copy of the report,
embodying the findings of the ex
perts. This report has just come
to hand, from director S. W. Strat
ton, of the bureau or standards.
HURT BY SAME MULE.
Father and Son Both Meet Death the
News reached Lexington Monday of'
the death of Gus Bouknight, a young
farmer of the Chapin section of the
county, death resulting, from inju
ries sustained by being thrown from
a mule. A strange coincidence in
connection with the death, o: the
young man is the fact that his fath
er, John Bouknight, was injured in
a runaway last fall by being thrown
from a bale of cotton, the same mule
being hitched to the wagon, that
threw Gus Bouknight on Saturdey.
The father lingered a few days, when
death came as a relief to his suffer
Gus Bouknight was about 3 0 years
of age, and, besides his wife and
child, is survived by his aged mother
and several brothers and sisters. His
remains were laid to rest in the Meth
odist church cemetery at Chapin
Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock in
the presence of a very large congre
gation of relatives and friends.
Caused Double Tragedy.
W. E. Hudson, a prominent mer
chant and planter, was shot and kill
ed Monday by Drew Hudson, the
adopted son of T. A. Hudson, a
brother of W. E. Hudson. In turn
Drew Hudson was killed with his
own weapon by Morgan Hudson, a
third brother. The double tragedy
occurred about five miles north of
Dyersburg, Tenn., and is said to have
been the outcome of a feud which
had existed for some time between
W. E. and T. A. Hudson.
Young Man Gone Wrong.
R. C. Kuhle, an express messen
lodged in jail, charged with the theft
day b yDeputy Sheriff Harell and
logded in jail, dharged with the theft
of articles in his charge while In
transit. Kuhle was running between
Florence and Jacksonville while in
URG, S. Cfe THURSDAY, JUNI
VOTED IT DOWN
Roirt's AoiiijjKirf[j| Reciprocity BUI is
R-jected by the Senate
AFTER A LONG DEBATE
The Vote Against the Amendment
Was So Overwhelming That Its
Friends Did Not Ask for a Roll
Call of the Senate When the Vote
Was Taken. ?
The Canadian reciprocity bill
emerged from its first ordeal in the
senate Monday night unscathed. The
Root, amendment proposing a modifi
cation of the wood pulp and print
paper section of the agreement was
defeated by an overwhelming vote,
after several hours of debate. Friends
of the amendment were so satisfied of
a defeat that a roll oall on the vote
was not demanded.
. This leaves the reciprocity measure
open to the general fight that is to
follow for amendment of important
portions of the Payne tariff iaw. Sen
ator LaFollette in a speech opposing
the Root amendment announced he
would give to the senate a chance
to pass on general tariff amendments
for free paper, free lumber and lum
ber products and f?r reductions in
many other schedules. Senator Clapp
also announced his Intention of of
fering a free paper amendment later,
and other senators gave ev'dence of
Mieir purpose to force from now o~
consideration of tariff revision on the
Attack on the Root amendment was
Interspersed with attacks on the
whole reciprocity measure In the de
bate that ran throughout the after
noon and which resulted In the de_
feat of Senator Root's proposition to
change the house bill to require that
all Canadian provinces should re
move their export restrictions on pulp
wood and Its products before the re
ciprocity features of the wood pulp
and print paper items of the agree
ment became effective.
"I am opposed to this so-called re
ciprocity legislation as a whole, be
t cause I believe it Is wrong, harmful
j and unjustifiable," said Senator La
Follette. "If It must pass I want to
see it made as nearly perfect as pos
sible. I shall vote against the Root
amendment because I believe it will
defeat the very purpose of the wood
pulp and print paper paragraphs ot
Senator LaFollette said there was
no justification for any duty on pa
per. He analyzed the figures of the
tariff board to show that the best
mills in the United States actually
produce paper cheaper than the best
mills in Canada. To continue a high
tariff on paper, he said, was to put
a premium on "inefficiency- and
sloth," and to make the tariff deaden
all constructive forces "for the de
velopment of efficient management."
Senator LaFollette declared that
newbpapers for having urged the re
ciprocity measure as a means of get.
ting relief from the oppressive
charges of the print paper manufac
turers. He said they had joined with
the "packers, the railroads, the flour
millers" and others who would se
cure advantages through favorable
action on the reciprocity pact.
"For my own part," he said, "i
shall stand for a proposition which
will give to the users of print, paper
a free product. (But I contend they
are not fairly entitled to that at the
sacrifice of any other industry or I
great class of people. I am sorry
they should have joined to sacrifice |
the agricultural interests in this bill."
Senator LaFollette declare dthat j
in the testimony taken by the finance:
committee it would be shown
the newspapers had suppressed the
news of the reciprocity proceedings
but on this point Senator Stone, who
also is a member of the finance com
mittee, declared the Wisconsin sen
ator was mistaken.
"That is the blackest page in the j
newspaper history of ,the United
States," said Senator LaFollette. i
"I regret that the fact must be
come part of the history of this leg-)
islation, but it is a stubborn fact, j
There is no one who followed the:
[hearings before the finance commit
tee but knows that those who favor-j
; ed the Canadian agreement were giv
en great space, but when the agri-i
cultural interests came before the
i committee, makinr a great showing:
I of the injury they would suffer, a
I showing which I consider the mostj
j important made before the commit.!
tee, the news llled but meagre space
I in the great newspapers of the coun-1
"I want to interrupt the senator,"!
said Senator Stone, "not to defendI
the newspapers, but because T think;
his statement is not quite justified by!
the facts. It was charged that thej
Associated Press, for example, had
given great space to the prorecipro-i
city literature and to the prorecfp- j
rocity contention which the newspa-i
pers had greedily accepted and wide
? The facts as developed show, as
I understand thorn, that far more,
space was given the anti-reciprocity
arguments by the Associated Press
and by the newspapers of the coun
try than was given by either the one
or the other in favor of reciprocity.
I wish simply to put the'statement,
as representing my judgment of the
facts, against the statement of the
observations of the senator from
i 29, 1911.
SCORES CARNEGIE FUND
ATTE3E?T TO MONOPOLIZE HIGH
Priest Asserts That It Will Have El
feet, Also, on Legislation Aimed
at Steel Trust.
A scathing attack on the alms and
alleged tendencies of the Carnegie j
foundation was the somewhat sensa
tional feature of the opening session
of the convention of the National
Educational association at Chicago
In an exhaustive address the Rev.
Timothy Breanahan, S. J., president!
of Loyola university, (Baltimore, ar-|
raigned the foundation, and his
views were supplemented by a geu-|
In the >,ourse of his address Father i
"A fund of $15,000,000 in bonds
of the United States Steel corporation
providing retaining allowances for
certain institutions will enlist the in
terest of influential personages inj
the stability of the Pittsburg million-j
aire's Industrial institution.
"These, we may reasonably sup
pose, would scarcely look impartially J
on legislative enactment that would
Imperil the value of their securities.!
The result of investing the Uniteaj
States Steel corporation bonds in the j
foundation could scarcely have es
caped the accumen of so acute a bus-1
"The Carnegie foundation affords a
motive to university and college pres
idents for discharging, professors
when they have reached the dead
If the evils of depotism are in store
for us should we permit monopoly
of education by the governmen,
which after all can be called to be
account, what may we expect from
a private, permanent, self-perpetuat
ing corporation backed by millions of
dollars and irresponsible to the pub-*
11c, whose one aim is to bring into
disrepute schools under definite re
ligious control; to bind together non
sectarian schools selected mostly for
their actual or prospective strength;
through1 them to get control of the
higher education of the country, and
finally to establish educational unity
and coherency by an educational sys
tem necessarily hostile and skeptical
In its attitude toward religious
FATAL SHOOTING SCRAPE.
One Man Mortally and Another Se
Foster F. Harper and William
RIdgeway, two young white men of
prominent families, engaged In a pis
tol duel near Holliday's bridge, An
derson county, Monday afternoon,
each firing 15 shots, and each being
wounded, Harper probably mortally.
The row was a result of some reports
one of the principals started, so it is
said, but the nautre of the reports
can not be learned.
Friends of both men anticipated a
fight and asked Harper and Ridge
way to meet at the home of Rub
Holllday in order to adjust their dif
ferences. It Is said that both men
began firing when they met and that
each emptied his revolver three times
and when their pistols were emptied
tbey calmly reloaded and began firing
?Harper was shot through the liver
and two other- balls lodged In his
stomach. Ridgeway received three
bullets 'In his leg. He was moved to
his home, where he was attended by
physicians. Harper was rushed to
Belton in an automobile, and was''
brought to Anderson over the electric
trolley. He wms carried to the hos
pital and Doctors Harris, Haynle.
Babb and Young operated on him.
They say there is very little nope for
his revovery. Ridgeway will recover
if no complications set in.
Woman Starve to Death.
For the second time within forty
eight hours, a woman collapsed Sat
urday of starvaaion in the steets of
New York. This time the victim
died. She said she was Rose Dasso,
aged 51, homeless and friendless.
She had slept in doorways and parks
for a year, she said, and with her
last breath she told a policeman who
knelt over her that food had not
passed her lips for so long that she
had forgotten the date, and had all
but forgotten the taste.
Fell in North Sea.
One of the four balloons which as
cended at Paris Saturday fell Into
the North Sea. A violent storm pre
vailed at the time and the aeriai
craft was rapidly carried out to sea.
Two persons were aboard her. A
rescue boat was sent out. as soon as
possible to the aid of the distressed
balloon but later returned, having re
covered only an empty ballast bag
marked "R. G. >B.?70."
Two Br?thens Injured.
As a result of a railroad accident
at Majolica, six miles west of Salis
bury, N. C, on the Southern railroad
Tuesday afternoon, Ralph Johnston.
1 fi-years-old, of Salisbury is dead and
his brother, Samuel R. Johnston, is
in a critical condition at a hospital
here. The brothers had been on a
fishing trip and boarded an incoming
freight to Salisbury.
Wisconsin, that his statement shall
not igo unchallenged."
WILL REMOVE THEM
THE HOOK WORM IN SOUTH CAR
OLINA MUST GO.
A Sweeping Investigation to be Mode
by Experts and Specialists fa This
The announcement is made by Dr.
J. LaBruce Ward that the work of
f investigating and treating hook worm
in South Carolina will be materially
furthered by the recent appointment
of three specialists in addition to the
one already employed to go over the
State and (get In among the people*
Dr. Routh of Hampton, County. J.s. at
work in his native place. Dr. J . T.
Howell, of Kenly, N. C, will begin
in South Carolina on July 1; on July
15 another goes on duty, the name
to be announced later.
These specialists will make exam
inations and seek to cdre the cases
they find. Each will be equipped
with a microscope and projection lan
tern; by means of the latter lectures
will be given as a large part of th?.
work, in this way aiming to get the
actual facts, visual facts, before the,
people of the state, especially the ru
As a further step In the system
atic stamping out of the disease,
plans for the establishment of dis
pensaries for the treatment of pa
tients comes. as a practical scheme
and an invocation in South Carolina.
Beauford and Hampton Counties have
signlled to Dr. Ward their hopes of
aiding, him to begin this work in thesi?
counties. Others will be added Et
the list. The plan is to have in each
county four or five dispensing sta
tions for medicine.
The specialists will make the,
rounds of these stations, advertising
In the county papers at what time!
he will be at a particular dispensary.
He may be consulted, the patient goes
home for treatment according to di
rections, and in a week returns either
cured or to be recommended to fur
ther treatment until the disease is
Dr. Ward has received information
from the Rockefeller sanitary com
mission that at the dispensary at
Bienvlll'e, La., 61 cases were treated
the first day of its opening. Dr.
Ward states that the disease is no
heavier there than in 'South Carolina.
Systematic hook worm eradication is
?going; on in South Carolina. 'North
Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida,
Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mis
sissippi and Arkansas. His plan Is
that the men shall move from coun
ty to county thus covering in time
the entire State.
TURKS ON THE RAMPAGE.
Districts Devastated and Women and
The situation, in Albania is ex
tremely critical. Turkey has massed
50,000 troops within a day's march
of the Montenegrin frontier.
Charles R. Crane, of Chicago, who
has just arrived at Vienna from Cet
tlnje after traversing Albania, says
the Turks are devastating whole dis
tricts, killing prisoners, burning
houses and crps and blowing up the
churches. A large body of Albanian
women and children is now cau?ht
between two wings of the Turkish
army and escape is impossible.
Mr. Crane' adds that 25,000 wo
men and children have fled to ?Mon
tenegro and are starving there, their
only means of subsistenence being
boiled grass and variou sroots they
are able to gather.
KILLED AND INJURED
By a Terrific Oil Explosion at Tort
At Port Arthur, Texas, two lives
were lost half a dozen or more men
were injured some seriously, three
oil barges and one tug burned to the
water's edge, about 10,000 barrels of
oil destroyed and two large ware
houses and over 500 feet of wharves
j burned, In an explosion followed by
ia disastrous fire in the Port Arthur
harbctr and water front Monday
morning. The loss is estimated late
to-day at about $300,000.
Capt. Frank Weber of the barge
Gumble. and a man who is as yet un
identified, lost their lives in the ex
: plosion aboard the Gumble, where
i the fire originated.
The flames swept rapidly over
smaller vessels belonging to the Tex
as Company and .spread to two large
; warehouses of that company. These
j two, together with 500 feet of
I wharves, were soon a mass of ruins.
.Other buildings were damaged.
Tried by Japanese Judges.
j At Tokyo, John E. Atkins, a sea
; man of the United States cruiser Sar
; atoga, has been sentenced to five
i years imprisonment for killing John
iL. Sannders. a bluejacket of the New
; Orleans. Atkins was tried before
I three Japanese judges on June 23.
: He was defended by Attorney Hato
yama, son of the president of the di.
, et. It was shown that the killing oc
icurred during a row while Atkins
[ was intoxicated.
- ? ? o
Must Have Been Thirsty,
j On the voyage over the 752 cabin
! pasengers on the Olympic consumed
the following: Champagne, 7,000 bot
tles; Beer, 13.000 bottles; Mineral
waters, 1,000 bottles; Whiskies, 500
bottles; Liquors, 160 bottles.
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
ARE AFTER HIN
Fmk, Slat Winets in Lor: aw for,
Shadow?d and Threatened
BY PAID DETECTIVES
Air. Funk Says He Has Been Per*
secuted and HI Treated Ever Since
He First Testified in the Case, and
Intimates that Bines Is at the Bot
tom of It.
Shadowed for weeks by detectives '
instructed to get anything posciflfte
against him was the alleged experi
ence of which Clarence S. Funk, ot
Chicago, star witness in the present
Lorimer investigation, Mcriday com
plained to :h<s senate committee in
quiring into the Lorimer election.
The statement produced a Sensa
tion because the name Df EJward
Hines, whom '.Mr .Funk had testified,
had ashed him to contribute $10,000
toward $100,0-00 used to "put Lori
mer over a: Springfield," was men
tioned in connection with the ser
vices of the detectives.
Mr. Funli, declared four detectives
had followe* him to Washington and
two had watched him during lunch;
Monday. One of them, ho eald, had
been compelled to give hin name and
that of his employer when caugM lx|
a tight placo. j
Mr. Funit declined to break his
word to the detective and reveal his.
name. He said the employer was
not Senator Lorimer. The commit
tee ended the(day's, heartag by golmsc >
into executive session to consider the
At the ex-scutive session Mr, Funk
is aid to have revealed the detec
tive's name and promised! to produce
him .before the committee* Tte com
mittee then took up consideration ot
j what steps to take to prevent detec
tives interfering with witnesses be
fore the committee.
Mr. .Funk's statement about the
detectives cjime at.the, cjose of a long
examination on the witness stand. He
retold the story he related: to the
Helm committee in Illinois, about
how Mj\ Klines Is alleged to hav?
ashed him, as general manager ot tho
International Harvester company,, to
contribute $10.000 to IJte Lorimer
fund. For Itsoura attorneys and mem
bers of tho committee have aBked
question after question of him about.,
this conversation, the report of whicty
probably led to the pre?ent investi
gation of tt:e Lorimer election. The
witness had described his persona^
relations to Senator Lorimer, Mr.
Hines and many others figuring. 5a
Rather Inciaentariy Mr. Funk ..re
marked thai: his part In the gage baa
been anything hut pleasant and that
he had been promised more "unpleas
"Promised more?" repeated Sena
"Yes, over the telephones an* b>
nnnnsmsotis communtcarJons, indirect
threa-Ls have been made.**
Th'un Mr. Funk said he had been
followed ever since he testified at
Springfield before the Helm coromft
Mr..Funk tQld about the,tdetectives.
following him to Washington and
about getting the name of one
of them. He said the detective he
had corner"0d claimed to be employ
ed by the Thiele Detective agency in
Chicago ?nd had been Instructed fo
ret anything he could on Mr. Funk:
He protonted against being made to
reveal the detective's name because
"he seemed Tike a nice feJlow, who
said he wau not proud of what he
was doing s.nd had a family to suy*.
Tn tell his name, Mr. Funk saiA,
would mean his dismissal.
"If you don't tell it, all four wttt
probably loue their Jobs," suggested
William J. Hines of counsel for
Senator Lorimer and Edward O.
Hines urged the witness ,to reveal
"Put Edward Hines on the stand
and ask bim to whom '.he detectives
roport each night," responded Mr.
Elbridge Hancy, of counsel for Sen
ator Lonlmer, asked if the detective
said Mr. Lorimer emplDyed them.
"No, Sena.tor Lorime- did not em
ploy th?m," declared the witness.
The comnitee then vent into ex
Will Bring Him Back.
A dispatch to The State from Cam
eron, Te:cas, says Gov. O. B. Colqult,
of Texas, Monday honored reouisition
papers for W. B. Avant alias William
Benjamin, who Is wanted in George
town, S. C, is a convicted manskry^r.
Avant was arrested while engaged tjj
selling machines; and admitted hei
was tho man wanted. His wife was
with bim at the time. Avant was
convicted of manslaughter for hilling
Mrs. G. C. Bii?ham and sentenced Jo>
three and a half years.
Fell Under Train.
As he wau alighting from a Soufh
ern train Monday night at the termi
nal station at Atlanta, after a. visit
to his family at Ellenwood, Ga., J. j?
Lenford, aged 42, slipped and^ety Htt
was struck by the train and so badty;
injured that, death resulted; ten mitt
utes later. He leaves a widow ani
ten children, ,.