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MUST TOE MARK
All the Ceiuty D$?fe ?f Js 4?L
From Governor Bieass.
SOME VERY PLAIN TALK
He Says He Understands That They
Are Patronizing Liquor Houses
That Defrauded the State, and
That They Must Cease to Do So, or
' "It is my positive intention to re
move members of County boards of
control who have bought goods from
houses that defrauded the State un
der the State dispensary system, un
less these members can show some,
very sound excuse," said Governor
Blease Friday afternoon, when asked
about a letter he had dispatched to
the chairmen of the six county dis
pensary boards, inquiring whether
they were dealing with houses shown
up in an unfavorable light by dispen
Gov^nor Blease reinforced this
letter, of date July 10, by a further
message Friday, which was forward
ed by telegraph except in the case of
the Rlchland board, to whom It was
mailed. This second message reads:
"In my opinion you should not pur
chase goods from any house that ad
mits it defrauded the State under the
?t?te dispensary system, and I re
quest that you do not. 'A word to
the wise should be sufficient.* "
Governor Blease said Friday: "I
have called on Dispensary Auditor M.
H. Mobley to furnish me. with the
names of the members of the county
boards of control, a report of their
purchases and a list of those houses
that admitted defrauding the State in
connection with the old State dispen
sary. The boards of Aiken, Rlcn
land and Charleston have been heard
from. Members of the Georgetown
board called at my office Thursday,
but I was engaged with the State
board of education and could not see
them. They left, saying they would
report by mail. I have heard noth
ing from Beaufort or Florence. Mem
oes of the Rlchland board say they
have complied with the law and con
ducted their business strictly and
honeBtly. The Charleston board
says it has beeh guided rigidly by the
law as Interpreted by County Attor
ney J. N. Nathans and have 'consci
entiously done their duty, having re
ceived no rebates.' If any further
purchases are made by any county
board from houses that admitted de
frauding the State and paid back the
money, I shall immediately remove
the members of such board unless
sufficient excuse Is given."
The letter which first Indicated tha
governor's attitude in the matter was
Gentlemen: I am Informed that
almost all of your purchases &re
made from houses which have here
tofore been proven guilty of robbing
ojr at least defrauding South Caro
lina. I know that some of those
from whom you purchase have ad
mitted that they defrauded the State
of South Carolina and made good for
at least a part of what they had de
frauded her out of. I understand
that you are purchasing from houses,
represented by Roy Early, Sigo My
ers, Trager, M. H. Myers, Wylie and
othes. If you make purchases fr^m
these houses, knowing the facts, I
feel that it Is my duty to remove you \
from office, unless you can give a
satisfactory explanation therefor. If |
these men defrauded the State arid j
confessed it, why will they not rob
your county and confess it? If they
rebated the State board, as some of |
them swore, will they not re-j
hate you, if you will accept it? From
complaints coming to me, there are
people who believe you will accept
it. Why lay yourselves open to these
criticisms, when it could be so easily
avoided? Whv put my administra
tion in the position of being criticis
ed, as it is being criticised, by such
actions on your part?
Please give me such Information as I
you have along this line, and I hope j
that It will be satisfactorily to the'
public. If you think it will not be)
satisfactory, your resignation will
save your removal.
Cole L. Blease, Governor.
The Hichland County dispensary
board is composed of Messrs. John J.
Cain, Jos. D. Miot and W. H. Gaston.
The Charleston board Is composed of
Messrs. B. H. Rutledge, Arthur
Lynch and John Marshall.
Sick Far From Home.
J. T. Lawton, of Hartsville, receiv
ed a cablegran stating that his.
daughter. Miss Pauline, is ill with
typhoid fever in Rome. Mr. and Mrs.
Lawton sailed Tuesday for Rome,
?here they expect to arrive Wednes
aay of this week. Miss Lawton left
a few weeks ago for an extended
tour abroad with a party of college
mates, chaperoned by a Hollins insti
Xegro Died in Jail.
At Bennettsville, "Son" Currie, a
negro who was convicted at the re
cent term of court, charged with as,
sault and battery with intent to kill,
and sentenced to the public roads for
12 months, died in the county jail
Friday morning with appendicitis.
His father took his body, which was
burled by the county.
THE WAGES OF SIN
YOUNG MAN WHO ROBS UNCLE
SAM LANDS IN PEN.
Stole Forty Thousand Dollars From
Battleship Georgia, on Which He
Was Clerk. ?
After a meteoric career, whose lav
ish expenditures rivaled the fabled
prodigality of "Coal Oil Joanny," Ed
ward Valentine Lee, erstwhile pay
master's clerk on hoard the United
States battleship Georgia, p having
confessed his crime, will soon take up
his residence in' the federal prison at
Atlanta to serve a term of several
Sy a strange irony of fate, Lee,
who only three months a;;o, startled
Atlanta as a young Croesus, living In
a palatial suite at Atlanta's best
hotel, showering?jewels, d'nners, the
atre parties and auto ridea on a pret
ty manacure girl, will now return to
th:.s very city to be clothed in con
vict gray and expiate in a cell at the
federal penitentiary the crime by
Which he obtained the gold thai
burned his fingers.
Lee's career as a spendthrift has
few parallels in crimonology..
I Scarce had he looted the cruiser's
f safe on Feb. 17 and disappeared from
j the fleet before a mysterious individ
ual of the name o A. W. Carmichael
commenced a meteoric career as
I "prince of spenders" in :he cities of
"prince o spenders" In Lhe cities of
the Southern Atlantic seaboard. Tills
seeming millionaire endeared him
self to the hearts of hotei waitresses,
?bellboys and chauffers .'fly passing out
$100 bills as though they were cigar
Early in his wanderings he turned
up in, Atlanta, Ga., .where in a few
short days he distributed sufficient
money to m?ke him known through
out the continent. He presented a
lady manacurist with a $1,000 bank
note for the pleasure of her compa
ny during a taxacab ride and tipped
the chauffer with the comparative
moderate sum of $100. The waiter
who served his table .received $50 af
ter each meal as an incentive \o
prompt service. , A bellboy with a jug
of ice water Invariably drew a $20
bank note for his trip upstairs.
The publicity that this lavishness
brought him made a quick move nec
essary, and young Lee, with the Got
ernment detectlvt-. one jump in the
rear, changed his quarters succes
sively to Washington, New York,
Philadelphia and several Southern
cities, becoming acquainted on the
route with a Miss Audrey Kelsey,
who consented to share the young
In March they went to Europe,
where he was easily trailed by the
readiness with which he dispensed
his spoils. On June 8 he sailed for
Quebec, where he and his companion
spent several days In sight-seeing.
A little later Miss Kelsey evinced a
desire to visit-her parents in Buffa
lo, and Carmichael, with a reckless
ness that had characterized his.
course after the theft, accompanied
h?r. He was arrested In Buffalo on
June 21, and a few days later was
married to the young woman who had
been his companion during his ex
The Shin Bone of a Man Grafted on
to a Woman.
By grafting the shin bone of a man
onto a woman shffering from necrosis
thus practically giving her a whole
new lower leg, the surgeons of a New
York hospital for the deformed have
completed an operation unique in
surgery. Up to now oerations of
this sort have been confined to ex
perimental work done on dogs.
The' first essential was to get a
I good healthy bone to take the place
of the one eaten by the disease. Af
ter a time one of the hospitals which
handled emergency cases relorted
that a man had been killed in an ac
cident. As the'body was unclaimed
and would have gone either to Pot
1 ters field or the dissecting room of
some medical co'g'ege, requisition was
made for one of the legs, from which
the tibia was tajten. It was kept In
an ice box, immersed in a strong salt
solution until the surgeon was ready
to use it. *
CAUSED BY WHISKEY.
Two Drunken Men Get in Tussle r.nd
One is Killed.
A secial dispatch to the News and
Courier says Paylau Kelley, aged 23.
of the Keeleytown neighborhod, six
j miles from Hartsville, was shot
through the heart and instantly kill
ed at nine o'clock by his couscin,
Lenoir Kelley. The fighting took
place at the home of William Tyner,
where the two young men had gone
in an entoxicated condition and was
the result of a lriendly tussle, which j
develoed into a fight in which a shot
gun, a knife, and a pistol in the
hands of the two parties were used.
Kelley was shot five times; three
times through the heart and twice
in the left arm. His slayer was said
to have been sut He has surren
dered to the officert.
Snake from Clouds.
During the hardest rain that has
fallen i Ovett, Mo., for months, moc
casin three feet long, fell from the
clouds and was killed in the street. J
NEAR BEAR SOLD
CONDITION IN UNION AND DAR
Govenor Blease Says He is Doing All
He Can to Uphold Law, Bot Can't
Do It All.
"Near beer saloons have been in
troduced ir.to the State and they are
as bad as the fake social clubs," said
Governor Blease, Friday. "Condi
tions at Union and Darlington ap
pear to be particularly bad. I am do
ing all I can to uphold the law, but
I cannot do it all."
The goven. or directed attention to
a displayed article in the Union
Times of Friday, which he said set
forth the situation in Union as it was
described to him. The article is
headed "Governor Blease orders
Sheriff Long to cjose down on near
beer." The article follows:
*Govenor Blease has ordered
Sheriff Long to close dcwn on the
near-bee:- establishments in Union
and Union county. Constable D. R.
Kitchens has also received instruc
tions from the governor to coopepate
in this movement. It is to be hoped
that this work will be thoroughly
done by the officers.
It is stated on good authority that
the city council has issued more
than a dozen licenses to near-beer es
tablishments and of course the city
council could not logically suppress
the creations of its own hands. In
the meantime the worst condition ex
ists in Union now that we have eve*
Gambling dens and blind tigers,
masquerading under the name of
near-beer saloons are rife. It is
rumored that cany young lads are
patronizing these places. The tigers
are not oven blind. They are Argus
eyed. For vulgar flaunting of law
lessness we give the palm to Union
town. We have never seen anything
Some of the members of the police
force are reported as being regular
patrons of places of illicit liquor
selling. It is certain that they make
no offort to put down these institu
tions. A blind man can see that. If
Governor Blease will continue his
effort to put down these places of
Iniquity he will receve the approba
tion of every law abiding citizen of
SEVENTEEN YEAR LOCUSTS.
With Voiceless Wives Appear After a
What is understood to be tue 17
year locust has appeared in Crisp
county in large numbers on the farm
of Mr. A. C. Fraseur, near Cordele,
Ga. The insects are devouring the
leaves of the cotton plants ana va
rious trees and there are also large
quantities of them on the shade trees
and shrubbery in Sunny Side ceme
These curious pests emerged from
little holes in "the ground on schedule
time, climed the trees and filled
the air with deafening songs. It is
doubtless known that when they
have arrived they will lay their eggs
and the larvae will bujrow into the
earth for another long dark vigil un
derground until 1928, just as they
have now waited since their last ap
pearance in the year 1894.
Our records of the appearence of
the locusts run back to the year 1634
When they were first observed by the
pilgrims of Plymouth. The)ir ap
pearence at periodcal intervals of
17 years waa observed by the Amer
ican Indians long before the com
ing of the white man and made
known to the early settlers of this
country. They were also known to
the ancient Greeks.
The male sings his song of love
and dies first. The female deposits
her eggs and also dies. It is all over
in less than six weeks after 17 years
of preparation. *
SINKENG OF STEAMER.
Thirty-two Passengers Below Decks
Go Down With Her.
A dispatch r'ronr Port Limon', Cos
ta Rica, the Times reports that 32
passengers and several of the crew
of the steamer Irma were drowned
or crushed to deat'h when the vessel
was sunk in a collision, during a
storm in the Estuary of the San Ju
.an river. The colliding steamer 1st
given as the Diamante and the news
is said to have reached Port Limon
Most of the passengers of the 1'rma
were below when the collision oc
curred because of the heavy weather
and to this fact the despatch says
is due. the heavy loss of life. The
Diamante was damaged, it is said,
but lept afloat.
Booze Under Straw.
Being suspicious of the looks of a
wagn filled with t shwra lcwhcd-(vb
wagon filled with straw which was
passing his front sate, at Dalton, Ga.,
[Tursday, Police Chief Fincher called
I to the driver to stop. He then made
a thorugh examination of the con
tents of the wagon and found a good
ly supply of old mountain corn whis
key covered up under the straw. *
Hard on Horses.
Twelve hundred horses died from
heat in New York during 11 days.
The total loss in horseflesh through
out the country as a result of the
heat Is estimated at $1,000,000. ?
URG, S. C, TUESDAY, JUU
WHAT WAS DONE
The Ciemsan Trustees Fills Vacancies
and Creates New Chairs.
CHANGES AT COLLEGE
Board of Visitors Elected and Other
Business Transacted. . Financial
Statement for the Fiscal Year.
Branch School in the Pee Bee Sec
tion Referred to Committee.
The annual meeting of the board
of trustees was held at Clemson on
Tuesday and Wednesday of last week.
The budget of expenditures for the
fiscal year beginning July 1 was act
ed upon and other business transact
Dr. R. N. Brackett, who has been
acting director of the chemical de
partniet during, the*past year, since
the retirement of Col. Hard in, was
Prof. D. H. Henry was elected as
sociate professor of chemistry.
Prof. S. B. Earle, who succeeded
the engineering department was
elected director of the engineering
Prof. E. T. Dargan, who has been
assistant professor of electrical engi
neering, was elected professor of elec
The title of consulting, professor of
engineering was conferred upon Pres
Mr. J. A. Dew, a graduate of Clem
so, class Ml, was elected assistant in
Mr. F. E. Tar.box was elected assis
tant to the agronomist of the experi
ment station, and Mr. .W. B. Aull,
who has been conducting the seed
?analytical work of the department
of agriculture, was elected assistant
to the botanist of the experiment
station to assist in the new "Adams
problem, The Cause and Prevention
of Cotton Shedding."
The following new positions were
Military assistant to the com
mander at a salary of $1,0UU.
Second assistant to the State vet
einarian at a salary of $1,200.
Assistant in agronomy and farni
miachinery, salary of $1,200.
Assistant in horticulture, who is
to assist with the extension work,
Prof. .R. E. Lee was appointed as
the official architect for the college.
The contract entered into by the
president with the Farmer's Co-op
erative Demonstration Work for co
operative corn club work was ap
proved and thereby made a perma
A committee of the board of trus
tees, consisting of Messrs. Bradley,
Evans and Hughes, was appointed to
pass upon the scholarship certificates
of financial inability.
The matter of locating a branch ex
experiment station in the Pee Dee
sertion was referred to the agricultu
ral committee of which Mr. J. E.
Wannarnaker is the chairman. This
committee, together with Prof. J.
N.' Harper, director of the experi
ment station, and Prof. W. R. Per
kins, director of the agricultural de
partment is to take under considera
tion the propositions that have been
received, visit the various sites pro
posed, in order to judge (their suita
bility in regard to location, soil, and
climate, and report to the .board at a
meeting to he held in Columbia dur
ing the State fair.
The thanks of the board was ex
tended to the Southern Railway, the
Atlantic Coast Line and the Seaboard
Railway for (their assistance In op
erating the live stock train.
This being the regular time for the
election of a board of visitors, the fol
lowing were elected by the board: .
First district, J. Elmore Martin.
Second district, Wm. T. Walton,
Third district, J. J. Ballinger, Sen
Fourth district, Thomas F. Parker,
Fifth district, George K. Laney,
Sixth district, David R. Coker,
Seventh district, R. O. Murdy, Sum
The appropriations for the public
State work was increased In order to
extend to the citizens of the State the
hog cholera serum treatment and to
five more service along veterinary en
tomological and botanical lines Ap
ropriations were made to operate the
live stock train again next winter,
and to carry on the farmer's insti
tutes during the summer. ,
The appropriations for the ye;ir
beginning July 1 are approximately
For public state work. $9f>.320
from the fertilizer tax, and $30,000
for the South Carolina exepriment
station from Federal appropriations.
The budget for the operation of the
College was approximately $155.000
and the amount to be expended for
buildings and permanent improve*
ments during the current year, about
The following financial statement
was presented to the board, covering
the fiscal year ending June 3 0, 1911.
Extended for public State.
For additional .shop and
labratory equipment . . 15,387.77
For buildings and perma
r is, lQii.
TRAIN OF COFFINS.
FOR FIRE VICTIMS IN THE POR.
The Awful Agony and Intense Suf
fering Experienred by Those Who
A dispatch from Toronto, Canada,
says coincident with the arrival of
more survivors of Porcupine's great
disaster early Friday morning, a
trainload of 350 coffins left for the
northern country. The survivors
brought additional stories of the hor
ror and recounted many miraculous
The number dead in the districts
remain largely a matter of conjec
ture. About 90 bodies either have
been burned or designed for ship
ment in the coffins now being rush
ed northward by the carload. How
many of (:he hundreds living in com
parative isolation have perished only
days of work by the organized relief
parties can reveal.
Men, women and children, thinly
clad and bearing marks of the aw*
ful fight aainst the flames and smoth
ering smoke are still flocking into
the large towns in this vicinity and
at North Bay. Those escaping with
slighr injuries or none have gone
through to North hay to be carried
free of charge by the Canadian Pa
cific raliroad and Grand Trunk rail
way to their destination.
The foreigners were put to work
stamping out the smouldering, fires
at Golden City and Pottsville. Ono
was shot at Pottsville when caught
going through the clothes of a dead
R. H. Webber, of Lockport, N. Y.,
one of the survivors, escaped from
the Dome mine, where 100 were
burned to death by wading into the
lake up to his neck.
The wave of heat sweeping over
the water burned his face badly.
"There were 400 people in the lake"
said he, "and I saw 20 drown."
Several thousand dollars in cur
rency was fiaved by J. J. Noss,, of
Reno, iNev., by canoeing out into the
A. H. Cramton and Joseph Healy,
manager and Suerintendent of the
Imperial mines, escaed with 15 em
ployes by a run of six miles around
the lake They stumbled over bod
ies along the route and saw a woman
pick up a i,kull and put it In her
George L:'sk, a rosector, near the
West Dome, saw his brother and
partner burn to death. Penned in by
all sides by the flames they sought
safety In a small stream. As the fire
swept over the stream Lisk saw his
two companions die, while he rolled
on his back in the shallow water near
HIDDEN MONEY FOUND.
Gaynoir and Greene Concealed Near
ly a Million.
Three quarters of a million dollars
has been recovered from the conceal
ed assets of Gaynor and Greene, who
defrauded the government of two
million dollars in Savannah harbor
dredging contracts in 1897 according
to a dispatch from Washington. E. I.
Johnson, an expert accountant, and
United States District Attorney Mar
ion Erwin of Savannah, Georgia, are
responsible for the recovery. Most
of the funds recovered were in bonds
and stocks. More than $2,000,000
was in cash. These assets were found
in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago
and Denver. Some bonds were lo
cated in Paris, but they could not be
recovered. Johnson and Erwin have
been searching for these assets for
12 years. *
CARLOADS OF SNAKES.
Shipped From the Southwest to the
Enst and Europe.
Southern Pacific freight officials
have just handled out of Eastern
New Mexico and Western Texas, a
shipment of five carloads of live
snakes delivered to Baltimore, Chi
cago, Cincinnati and Boston and also
to New York for reshipnient to Euro
The snakes numbered 1,700 and
I represented. 24 different species. In
length they are all the way from 5
to 25 eet. The majority of the rep
j tiles were classed as deadly and were
I so marked on the boxes.
The shipment represented about
j ten months work on the. part of the
j consignors, who are said to be fam
! ous snake collectors of the valley of
! the Rio Grand. It cost $S00 per car
I to sliip them.
Three Rescuers Drowned.
The wireless operator at Surf, Cal.,
I received a message at 10.15 p. m.
? Friday night from the Centralla say
! ing that the second mate and two
seamen of the Helen P. Drew were
drowned while attempting to take a
I life line to the Santa Rosa. ?
Hits Five Houses
RIcochetting from house to house
until five had been struck, liphtning
injured six persons in Louisville, Ky.
The bilt shot a clear sky.
nent improvements. . . . 42.7rl.3f>
For real estate. 16,825.50
For operating expenses of
the College. 155,453.43
TWENTY-ONE ARE DEAD
EXPLOSION IN SHAFT OF COAL
MINE KILLS MANY.
Eighteen of the, Dead Are Foreigner^.
None Lives Who Can Tell of the
Twenty-one miners were killed in
an explosion in the shaft of the Cas
cade Coal and Coke Company's mine
at Sykesville Saturday night. The
it was after midnight ,bo!!ore the ex
tent of the disaster was known. All
of the dead but three are foreigners.
The explosion was slight, as evidenc
ed by the small damage done the
explosion occurred at 9:3 0 oclock but
mine but the deadly afterdamp is re
sponsible for the many deaths
Three deaths of brother.3 and fa
ther and son are numbered among
the fatalities. George and John Heek
and Nick Pavelock and his 14-year
old son were found by the rescuers
locked in each other's arms as though
they had embraced each other in
their dying moments. None of the
bodies were mutilated and few show
ed burns. Eleven of the men appar
ently had made ready to escape, for
they carried their dinner pails and
were headed for the opening
The first intimation of the explo
sion at the surface was when the
safety door on the fan blew open anu
the machinery began to run wild. It
was surmised that there was trouble
below but it was almost miomlglit
when rescuers could enter the mine.
It took sometime to get to the scene
of the accident, a mile and a half
from the opening, because the res
cuers were obliged to carry oxygen
All but four of the bodies were
ly, but were Kept mere until ail were
ui ought to tue 1001 of tne shaft eai
rtcoveied 1-our uodies were burieu
beneath a cave-in in a heuaing ami
were not recovered util late to-day.
The State constabulary from Punxsu
tawney was called to ponce tn'e vi
cinity of the shaft.
.Neither mine officials or mine in
spectors can assign any cause foi '
the explosion as tnere are no survi- j
vors from wh^ > gain an explana
cion, but it is ,a general belief that
some of the men drilled into a pockei
of gas.. The shaft is known as a
non-gaBeous one and the Fire Boss
jtihn Brawn reports that he passed
through the head where the explo
sion occurred only an hour before and
found no trace of gas.
When the rescue car from the bu
reau of mines reached the scene its
service was not needed, as the men
were dead and the air in the mine
had been Cleared.
Al'TEK MANY YEARS.
Brothers Meet After Forty-Six Years
The New York World says two
brothers met at Fairmont, N. J.,
Thursday for the first time in forty
six years. They fought oil opposite
sides in the civil war and are among
the few survivors of the wreck of the
New Era dff the coast of what is now
Asbury Park, In 1854, when 300
lives were lost.
The reunion took place at the home
of Charles Glazer, of Fairmount, his I
brother Theodore coming from Pet
ersburg, Va., for a visit. The broth
ers, who are about 80 years old, c?me
to America 98 boys. They followed
the sea and shipped on the New Fra.
When the ship was wrecked the boys
lashed themselves to a mast and, af
ter .being buffetted about for 24
hours were rescued.
Not long after the brothers settled
at Petersburg, Va., but the climate of
that section did not agree with
Charles, who went to New Jersey.
Two years later the civil war was on.
Theodore went to the front as a
member of Branch's Battery of the
army of -.'orthern Virginia, while
Charles enlisted with the-First New
.Jersey, Cavalry, a part of the Pota
mac, with which Branch's Battery en
gaged many times.
While on guard duty along the
Rappahannock River Charles 1< arned
from a Southern soldier that a Theo
dore Glazer was serving in Branch's
Battery, which was encamped near by.
Charles sent message to his broth
er. It was the only communication
between the brothers during the war.
At the close of the war the brothers
saw each other. They corresponded
but never met again till Thursday.
Dog; Shows the Way.
At Weathersfield,. Vt., a small
house dog by Ms frantic barking and
peculiar behavior Thursday night led
the family of Myron Eaton to follow
it two miles through the fields until
they came upon Mr. Eaton's body ly
ing in a pasture. The man had been
gored and trampled upon by a bull
until finally tossed out of reach.
She Was Locked Up.
Because she said she "wanted to
discuss the hookworm disease with
President Taft," and acted qucerly,
Mrs. Emily Peterson, whose home is
believed to be in New York City, Is
held at Washington by the police for
examination into her sanity.
Rich Man to Hang.
The jury in the case of Lawrence
Odom, a white man of some means,
who killed three men near Mobile,
Ala., returned a verdict of guilty and
fixed the punishment at hanging,
elieve that the South's reatest mater
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
Attorney General Wicktrsham, Against
Whom There Are Charges.
WILL BE LOOKED INTO
Delegate Wickcsham, of Alaska
Charges That Department of Jus
tice Delayed Prosecutions in Al
leged Criminal Cases Until Statute
of Limitations Expired.
Official circles 'in Washington has
another serious charge against a pub
lic official to speculate on until it is
thoroughly investigated and decided
one way or the other.
After secret considaration of
charges made by Delegate Wicker
sham, of Alaska, that Attorney ?-a
eral Wickersham deliberately permit
ted the Statute of Limitations to run
against agents of the Alaska Syndi
cate, the Jiouse of Representatives
judiciary committee has determined
to report favorably a resolution of
Inquiry offered by Delegate Wicker
The Attorney-General, when seen
Thursday night, denied all the char
ges. His friends intimated that the
charges were old.
The resolution would call upo-: the
Attorney-General to furnira the
House with all documents, affidavits,
and testimony in hi3 possession re
lating to' an affidavit submitted to
him more than a year ago and sworn
to by H. J. Douglas, former auditor
of the Alaska Syndicate, in 1903.
Delegate Wickersham startled the
committee, when, in 3xecutjve ses
sion, he produced a copy of an ad
davit relating to an alleged criminal
act committed by Capt. D. H. Jarvis,
of the Alaska Syndicate, as the one
formerly sent to the'Government ser
vice June 23, the day following the
introduction of the Wickersham res
Through connivance of these men,
It was charged that the Government
was defrauded of coal lands and
that evidence to that effect was per
mitted to remain unacted upon in
the Attorney-General's office for more
than a year, un".il the Statute of Lim^'
Itations expired last May:
Delegate Wickersham furnished
the committee with copies of a letter
to D. H. Jarvis, admitting the expen
diture of money to control Govern
ment witnesses in the Hazel murder
trial, in 1908, wherein an agent of
the Alaska Syndicate was accused of
murdering laborers employed by rival
A photograph of an expense ac
count for $1,33.40, of M.'b. Morris
sey, employed by the syndicate, it is
claimed to entertain Government wit
nesses and jurymen in that connec
tion, also was submitted to the com
mittee. This evidence, Delegate
Wickersham declared, also is in the
possession of the Attorney General.
Delegate Wickersham urged on
the judiciary committee the Douglas
affidavit, involving the representa
tives of the Northwestern, Commer
cial company, one cf the Alaska syn-r
dicate concerns, and the Se.mon Coal
"On May 24, 1910," said he, "I
sent to Attorney General Wickersham.
a copy of the affidavit, calling hia as
tention to the fact that the Governr
ment had been defrauded of $50,000
by perjury and a combination o thtte
"What do you mean by the Alas
ka Syndicate," Chairman Clayton In
'T refer to the Alaska syndicate,
composed of J. P. Morgan, the Gug
enheim brothers, Kuhn, Loeb and
Co.. Jacob H. Schiff and Graves."
"What do you mean by the 'Gug
genheim brothers?" asked Mr. Norrls
"Senator Guggenheim and his six
"Who is Graves?"
"He represents Close Brothers, the
English Syndicate, and other Eng
"Capt. Jarvis," added the delegate,
"was the. confidential agent of Mor
gan, in charge of the syndicate in Se
SHOT HIM TO DEATH.
White Man Kills Negro Who Insulted
After follawlng him for 4 miles a'
white man named Bragg put a loa*
of shot in the breast and another load
tore off the top of the head of Ed
Brown, a negro, at .limps, Ga., Fri
l day night. It is said the negro wrote
? B.rapg's wife a letter and after hand
| ing if io her himself, started off in
j the direction of Jimps with a whito
man named Waters. Bragg was
'away from home at the time and
when he returned his wife gave him
the letter. He got his gun and start
! ed out after the nepro and after fol
j lowing him for 4 miles found him at
] the station and later the negro was
j found in a pile of crossties with his
; head blown off. ?
Honey Bee Wrecks Auto. 1
W:ihile drivin an automobile near
Hartford, Conn., a little honey bee
lighted on the nose of George Steel
and used his stinger to good advan
tage. Steel let go the wtieel with,'
both hands and a moment later was
lying under his car at the side of the