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KILL YOUNG MAN
Prominent Louisiana Woman Shots
Student in Defence if Ber Honor
SHOT IN WOMAN'S HOME
Both the Families' Involved In the
Unfortunate Affair Are Prominent
Socially, Close Neighbors, and
Have B<?en for Many Years Most
Declaring that she had been in
salted, Mrs. J. P. McCrea shot and
instantly Mlled Allen Garland in the
McCrea home at Opelousas, La., on
Thursday morning. Both are prom
inently ? socially. The McCreas ana
Garlands are neighbors.
Mrs. McCrea used a revolver and
sent three bullets through Garland's
back, any one of which it is thought
would b^ve produced death. She is
the wife of a division superintendent
of the 'Frsco Ralroad. Garland's
family Is one of the most influential
in that section of the State.
Although Mrs. McCrea alleges that
she shot Garland to protect her hon
or, it is stated that the young man
was seated in a chair in her room
and that all three bullets entered his
body from the rear. They were alone
at the tine, there being no eye-wit
nesses to testify at the coroner's in
Mrs. McCre has been placed In
jail. Her husband Is with her. Ac
cording to the sheriff, a charge of
murder will be entered against her.
Mrs. McCrea will have nothing to say
further than that she killed Garland
to protect herself.
Young Garland was a student and
a graduate of Tulane University, New
Orleans. It is said that he was a
slave to iis books and cared for
little else. Mrs. McCrea was fre
quently left alone in her home be
cause of business calling her hus
band away. On these occasions Gar
land was called upon to stay In the
McCrea residence, as a protector to
Mrs. McCrea and the children.
Thursday about ten o'clock Mrs.
McCrea telephoned to the Garland
home and. asked to borrow a spool
of thread, It was sent to her by
young Garland. Garland lived with
his grandnother, a widow of the late
Henry L. Garland.
WILL HELP SOME.
Organization Formed in Macon, Ga.,
to Market Cotton Crop.
The organization of a $4,000,000
concern known as the Southern Cot
ton corpoiation with an eye to con
trolling the marketing of the cotton
of the South was announced at Mac
on, Ga., Wednesday, by George Dole
Wadley o:.' Bolinbrooke, one of the
wealthiest men in Georgia and repre
senting financial interests of great
extent. Associated with Mr. Wadley,
who will be president, are John E.
Wadley of Wlaycross and John T.
Moore, Leon S. Dure, Jesse H. Hall,
John'Moccey and W. E. Dunwoody
The cor.cern will work in connec
tion a string of banks operated by
the Natloial Bank Audit Company,
of which William Barret Ridgely.j
former comptroller of the currency,
is president. The Southern Cotton
corporation will advance farmers
money up to 75 per cent, of the nor
mal price on cotton deposited in
warehouses. This cotton will be
held, and when the time arrives each
year whei. a conrect estimate of the
crop can :e made, a price will be fix
ed and the cotton held until such
price is paid.
Organisation work, it was stated
by Mr. Wadley, has started in 1,000
counties throughout the cotton belt.
In each county will be an advisory
board, all stockholders in the corpor
ation, con posed of five business men
and bankers and 20 farmers. This
county b^ard will watch the crop
and report to the main offices which
will be in Macon. l\lr. Wadley an
nounces that Eastern capital has al
ready been secured to insure suc
cess. Propaganda will start at once.
Served Them Right.
In the federal court Meridan, Miss.
Dr. R. W. Shaw, of Sumter county,
Ala., was fined $300, and Daisy Har
per, of Meridan, $250. for violating
the white slave law. The case grew
out of th? alleged abduction of Lau
ra Jones, a 15-year-old girl, to Ala
bama, where it is said she was de
tained several days by Dr. Shaw for!
Toadstools Prove Fatal.
At Cle .-eland, Ohio, Thursday Mrs.
Elizabeth Chormanu died Thursday
from eating toadstools, mistaking
them for mushrooms. Her husband,
Charles Chormann, died a week ago
from the same cause. A son, Henry,
3s convalescent in a hospital, while
eight others have recovered after des
Would Make Good.
A Chester dispatch says the friends
of Circuit Judge George W. Gage
are urgii.g him as a candidate for
one of the positions on the supreme
bench to be filled by the legislature
at its nect session. Judge Gage is
qualified in every way for the posi
tion, and his friends would like to
see him here.
SENATOR TILLMAN CERTAIN TO
ASK RE-ELECTION. I
(He Is More Interested in His Farm
Operations Than Politics Just Now
The Columbia Record says Senator
Tillman spent Wednesday in Colum
bia on personal business, passing
most of the ime with his friend. Dr.
Babcock. He returned to his home
at Trenton on the afternoon train
and carired with him two real pitch
The Senator bought the pitchforks
uptown and had them sent down to
the union station for him at train
time. They were wrapped up in pa
per until they were unrecognizable,
and when he told Dr.. Babcock what
they were the doctor insisted they
ought to be unwrapped and carried
openly by the senator, so the paper
was taken off and Pitchfork Ben
toted the two pitchforks home on
the train without any concealment.
Two of the Senator's friends, Con
gressman Lever and Mr R. 1. Man
ning, happened fo be present: and as
sisted in the opening up of the char
acteristic package. It was seen that
the tines were tipped with gold and
the senator wai? twitted about hoist
ing the gold st^rdard, against which
he used to proclaim eloquently in the
days of "16 to 1 or bust."
Eut the Senat.r is very much more.
Interested in pitchforks agricultural
than pitchforks political. The news
that there will De at least one candi
date to oppose him for reelection,
Col. W. J. Talb'jrt, does not seem to
have disturbed him at all. Senator
Tillman expects to stand for re-elec
tion to make at least a few speeches,
if his health is no worse than it is
now, and if h<? is better he may
make a good_ many speeches.
The Senator enjoys meeting the
people and only the strict orders of
his physician and of Mrs. Tillman,
who has always been his chief advis
er, have prevented him from gomg
around more this summer. It is his
determination to offer for a fourth
term in the senate. That may be
set down as certain.
If Senator Tillman is relected or
renominated in the 1912 primary, he
will on the 4th of March, 1913, be
gin his fourth term as senator from
South Carolin-. Having served as
governor from '.891 to 1895, he was
first elected to the senate in 1894
to succeed Gen M. C. Butler and took
his seat on the 4th of March, 1895.
He was reelecud in 1900 and again
in 1906, both times without opposi
Col. W. Jasper Talbert, formerly
congressman, has announced he wili
be a candidate for senator next year,
no matter who else runs. Governor
Blease has announced that he will b?
a candidate for senator if Senator
Tillman is not in the race; otherwise
he will seek ret.lection as governor.
FEEXD WILL SOON SWING
Pays Penalty About One Month Af
ter His Crime.
At Warrenton, N. C, after ten
minutes of deliberation a verdict of
"guilty" was r -turned early Wednes
day by the superior court jury in the
case of NorvJ. Marshall, the negro
who last Satu~day night attacked a
white woman f'.nd shot and seriously
wounded her lather and the sheriff
of Warren county. Judge Justice
promptly sentenced Marshall to be
electrocuted a* Raleigh on October
20. The negro was taken to R?leigh
at once and lodged in the penitentiary
to await his execution. The victim
was placed on '.he stand and told the
circumstances of the attack. The de.
fendant's only attempt at defense
was a plea o: insanity.
ACCUSE EACH OTHER.
Two Men in Jisil Charged With Mur
dering Ones Wife.
Each accusing the other, two men
are prisoners in the same tier of cells
in the little Lee county jail, charged
with the murder of Mrs. Etta Rich
ardson Childers at Smithville, Ga.,
on August 5, last. One is the vic
tim's husband of six months, the oth
er her former sweetheart. R. C.
Kennedy, Ch;lders and Kennedy
were brought face to face with each
other YYednescay as the former was
being led to his cell following his ar
rival from Amoricus where he was ar
rested Tuesday. The erstwhile riv
als giared at each other for a mom
ent and Cbilders then passed on toj
his cell to await formal arrignment.!
Broke :i Man's Skull.
Roy and B^n Ghent, white men.l
were lodged in jail at Lancaster,,
charged with assault and battery
with intent to kill, the alleged victim;
being a young man named Steele.!
The trouble occurred Saturday night
in the north-eastern portion of Lan-j
caster county. Steele is said to be:
in a critical condition, his skull be
Kept liquor in Church.
Pleading guilty of running a
"biind tiger" in a negro church at
Lizelja, 12 miles from Macon, Ga.,
Walker Hawthorne, a negro farmer,
Wednesday was held for the next
federal grand jury. Hawthorne is
said to have kept his stock of liquo;*
concealed under the pulpit.
T?is is the Qoeitioo Thal is Pizzliug
the Deniz d:> of Nilr.% Mich.
A VERY STRANGE CASE
A Man Turns Up in a Little Michigan
Town Claiming to be.Geo. A. Kim
me!, Who Is Supposed to Have
Wed Sometime Ago and Causes
A dispatch from Niles, (Mich., says
George Alfred Kimrael, believed by
relatives to have been dead for thir
teen years, arrived at his old home
there from the penitentiary at Au
burn, N. P., late Tuesday and was
identified by former friends and as
Despite Kimmel's identification,
however, his mother, Mrs. Stella
Kimmel, refused to see him. The
mother continued to denouce Kim
mel as an imposter who was attempt
ing to. deprive her of $25,000 insur
ance which she had on her son's life.
While dozens of persons positively
identified him as the son for whose
supposed death thirteen years ago
Mrs. Estella Kimmel received $5,000
in life insurance, an equal number,
was as positive that it was not the
Then Mrs. Kimmel, 70 years old,
who had asserted that the man was
impersonating her son merely to de
prive her of the money she had al
ready received and to prevent the
payment of $25,080 more in insur
ance to other relatives, scrutinized
the man who claims her as mother.
BiTcugth face to face with the wo
man, "Kimmel," just released from a
five-year term in the Auburn (N. Y.)
penitentiary, streched forth his arms
"Mother! Don't you know me your
boy? Don't disown me any longer.
You know I am your son."
Mrs. Kimmel, withdrawing from
the man as he attempted to embrace
her, stood sternly scanning his face.
"No," she said, "I don't see in you
any positive resemblance to my son."
The meeting took place at the
home of Mrs. H. L. Fox, who had al
ready accepted "Kimmel" as cousin
and positively identiled him as the
son of Mrs. Kimmel. It was made!
known Mrs. Kimmel has no direct in
terest in any money which the insur
ance campanies refuse to pay on the
ground that the son is still living, but
that a $10,000 policy is held by a
daughter. Mrs. Edna Kimmel Bons
lett, and another $5,000 policy is held
by a distant relative.
"I would have no selfish motive in
denying the identity of my son if hej
were alive," said Mrs. Kimmel. "For <
years I have felt sure he was dead,
and I can not believe that this man
is he. It seems that some motherly
instlct ought to tell me the truth,
yet when I look at him I do not rec
ognize him. He only puzzles me. It
has almost prostrated me to look
upon this strange man and have peo
ple Insist that he is my son."
"Kimmel," on looking at the wo
man, said he was positive she was his
"I wanted to take her In my arms,"
he said," for she looked the same as
years ago. I love her with all my
heart and can't understand why she
should insist I am dead. Still, I will
not worry her, and if she continues to
disbelieve me I shall do as she wishes
I know I am Kimmel, for I recognide
To test his acquaintance with Xiles
"Kimmel" was escorted about the
streets. He repeatedly pointed out
landmarks and related instances
which citi;.ens said were correct. He
called persons by their fuil names,
but many of them professed not to re
cognize him as the real Kimmel.
"Now to prove i am familiar with
the town," said Kimmel, "I will tell
you that behind that hill there is a
big red brick house, on 'he south side
cr which is a large elm tree, from
which we used to swing ;vhen boys."
Every one declared the statement
There was evidence after Kimmel
left suggesting that he had a.nd and
the insurance money was asked for.
The life insurance company is said
to have expended hundreds of dollars
in running down a theory that Kim
mel did not die. He was traced to
Arkansas City, Kan., where, so far as
his family knew, he was last seen.
Then a man answering the descrip
tion of Kimmel was found in a dazed
condition in St. Louis. He recover-1
ed in a hospital and later left for New
York, where, under the name of An
drew J. White, he was arrested on a
larceny charge. After more warn
ings he was found in an asylum in
New York and afterward traced to
Severs1 years after Kimmel's dis-J
appearance his mother instituted suit
in the St. Louis court? to secure in-'
surance which she held on his life. I
A jury returned a verdict in her fav
or and declared Kimmel to legally |
dead. Upon this verdict one com-1
pany paid Mrs. Kimmel on a $5,000
policy. Another company which car
ried a $20.000 policy, however, fought
the claim and carried the matter to
Three Girls Drown.
Mary Henderson, Rose Ferten and
Ellen Lumberg were drowned at
Houghton, WHs., Thursday night. The
girl's canoe capsized.
j, S. C, SATURDAY, SEPTE?
LAID/TO NO ONE
MYSTERY OjF MYRTLE HAWKINS'
Tom Fragments of Paper Are Now
Authorities' Hope to Obtain Clue
to Identity of Guilty Persons.
A special dispatch to The State
from Hendersonville says the testi
mony of fifty witnesses has not solv
ed the mystery of the death of Myr
tle Hawkins, whose body was found
in Osceola lake thirteen days ago,
but who was not drowned.
The coroner's jury Wednesday
found "from the testimony introduc
ed that she came to her death at the
hands of some unknown person or
persons in a manner, and by means
unknown. This differs from the ver
dict in the first inquest by making
the case one of murder.
Immediately after the verdict was
rendered it was announced that the
Hawkins family offered a reward of
$500 for the arrest and-conviction of
Miss Hawkins' slayers. Added to the
other rewards offered or promised,
this makes a total of $2,500.
Dr. W. R. Kirk, coroner, said the
investigation would be continued, and
if any'addltlonal evidence Is discover
ed a special grand jury will be em
paneled to consider it.
There remains three possibilities
of new evidence. Torn fragments of
paper bearing an unfamiliar hand
writing were found in Mise Hawkins'
room and have been sent to Washing
tor, to be put together. On the shore
of Osceola lake, near where the body
was found, there has been discovered
a piece of manila paper, blood-stain
ed and bearing finger prints. The
finger prints may be identified as
those of Bomebody concerned in the
It is expected that Mrs. Bessie
Clark Guice will be arrested as she is
thought to know something about
Miss Hawkins' death. A warrant has
been issued for Mrs. Guice in another
county, accusing her of having per
formed *'.e same kind of criminal
operation, as it is said was attempted
on Miss Hawkins. One of the prin
cipal efforts of the inquest was direct
ed toward finding who was responsi
ble for Miss Hawkins' condition.
Testimony that she was seen with
George Bradley, a recently married
man, after she disappeared from
home was contradicted, as was the
testimony concerning other suspi
DOCTOR SOLI) COCAINE
Well-Kiii wn Laurens Physician Con
victed and Fined for It.
A dispatch to The State from Laur
gns says Dr. C. L. Poole, a weil known
physician of that city was Tuesday af
ternoon found guilty in the mayor's
court on a charge of selling cocaine.
Mayor Babb imposed a sentence of
$100 fine or of 30 days in prison. Dr.
Poole gave notice that he would pay.
The mayor announced that the de
fendant would be tried tomorrow on
a like charge. The witnesses are ne
gioes who are alleged to have bought
the drug from the accused.
The conviction of Dr. Poole caused
a mild sensation. It comes as a
climax to a long series of efforts on
the part of the authorities to place
responsibility for the sale of a large
amount of the drug to negrjes in the
A package of the dust which Dr.
Poole is alleged to have sold to a ne
gro who was arrested as he was leav
ing the premises of the defendant a
few nights ago, was analyazed by a
Columbia chemist, who testified at
the trial that the sample submitted
was cocaine hydrochlorate.
TRIED TO WRECK TRAIN
Work of a Fiend to Destroy .Many In
A dispatch from Chester says das
tardly attempt to wreck the north
bound passenger train on the Caro
lina & North-western railroad was
made at Crowder's trestle just over
the North Carolina line Tuesday
morning. The trestle is 50 feet long
and 50 feet high, and about the mid
dle of the trestle the spikes had been
pulled from the rails a distance of GO
feet. A crowbar was stuck between
the ends of the rails. The rail held
its position, and the engineer brought
his U'\\n to a stop just in time to a
void a fearful wreck. Many people
might h.'.ve been killed.
T.'ie Deadly Gin.
Earnest EldVedge died Wednesday'
night of injuries received last week
at St. Charles mear Sutnter. Mr. El
dredge had beer sent by the Slimier
.Machinery coin,.'any to erect a gin
tliere, and in starting the operations
he reached un\ler a gin saw to adjust
something wltfl the result that his
hand was caugLXt and his arm badly:
Fell Intio Well
Zaa Bradford, wttiite, was killed by
falling into a well in the Armenia
section of Chester Cjounty Wednesday
morning. Bradford )pud been at work
in the well and had signalled the men
working the windlass to draw him up
saying he felt sick. When within ten
'feet of the top he give way and fell;
to the bottom of the well, breaking
his neck. 1
IBER 23, 1911.
CUT WITH AXE
Six People Butch ired as They Slept io
Their Beds in Two flenses.
A MOST BRUTAL CRIME
Bodies of the Unknown Assassin's
Victims Discovered by Neighbors
Three Days After the Crime Was
Committed With Their Heads
Crushed and Fearfully Mutilated.
One of the most brutal crimes
known to that section for many years
has come to light at Colorado Springs
Col. Butchered in their beds by
some persons as yet unknown, who
used an axe, the bodies of six per
sons, three In each of two neighbor
ing houses, were found there Wed
The heads of all victims had
been smashed in and the appearance
of the bodies indicated that they had
been dead several days and that
death came while they slept. A re
port says that the murder has been
cuught and that he has confessed,
but this is denied by the police of
ficials, who, it is intimated, fear a
lymhing might follow such an an
An axe which had been loaned to
Mrs. Henry F. Wayne, one of the
victims, by J. R. Evans, a neighbor,
last week, was found, blood-stained
by iM-rs. Evans on Monday near the
back door of the Wayne h?me. No
attention was paid to this fact, how
ever, as it was thought the axe had
been used in killing chickens. The
Mrs. Alice May Biurnham, wife of
A. J. Burnham, cook at the Modern
Their two children, Alice, aged 6,
and John, aged three years.
Henry F. Wayne, a consumptive,
until recently a patient at the Wood
Mrs. Wayn?> and their one-year-old
The Burnham house Is situated at
Dale street and Harrison place, and
the two houses next to it on Dale
street are vacant. Directly in the
i ear is the Wayne home and close to
? t is that of Evans. The discovery of
the bodies was made by a neighbor,
who called at the Burnham home.
Not getting any response and notic
ing a strong odor, she forced an en
trance. The bodies of Mrs. Burnham
and those of her two children were
found in their hods, which were cov
ered with blood, and the wall and
celling were also spattered.
The woman rushed to the street
and gave the alarm. Immediately a
dozen persons went to the Wayne
house, where there had been no signs
3f life since Sunday, and the same ter
rible scene was presented. In the
beds were the bodies of Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne and her children horrffty
mangled, as in the case of the bodies
in the Burnham home.
That such a crime had been com
mitted in a thickly settled neighbor
hood and left unrevealed for three
days is regarded as incredible. Not
even a footprint is to be found on the
floor of either house and no one could
be found who had seen any one about
the premises since Sunday, when all
the murdered persons at different
times were in a neighboring grocery.
Burnham, who lives at the sani
tarium where he is employed, about
ten miles from the iv.-.*, v as arrested
s-on after die discovery of :V; crime,
but there seems nothing to implicate
him in the tragedy. His employers
say he was at work when the crime
must have been committed. He was
last seen at his home Sunday after
noon, and is said to have left there
about ? o'clock.
Little is known of the Wayne fami
ly except that Wayne came to the
.Modern Woodmen's sanitarium about
ten months ago from Indiana as a
patient. One month ago his term in
the instituiton was up and he brought
his wife and child here and rented
the house in wheh they were murder
When brought into the morgue the
bodes were almost unrecognizable.
The heads of all the six victims were
cither cut or smashed and in almost
every case the number of wounds in
dicated them urderer had cut and
slashed until certain that life was cx-l
Why Prices Tell.
A dispatch from New Orleans says
new low price levels were brought
about in the cotton market Wednes
day by heavy and general selling,
part of which was for speculative
short accounts, part from liquidat
ing longs, and part from spot firms'
and large receipts.
WolTord Cuts Out Hazing.
The Spartan burg Herald says the
student body of Wofford college be
wail the new school year Thursday;
by adopting a resolution not to en-|
gage in hazing of any character this|
year. The meeting was presided ov
er by Dr. Synder. Wofford has had
a splendid opening.
Tramp ('onict Seen
A Chicago astronomer has sighted
a tramp comet, the tail of which may
be seen with opera glasses. The head
of this comet is much larger than
that of Halley's or others noted in re
cent years. It is visible between S
p. m. and daylight.
STRUCK BY CR?1SIR
THE LARGE STEAMER OLYMPIC
HAD A CLOSE CALL.
Despite Effects of Warship's Special
ly Designed Rain, Great Ocean Lin
er Survives the Shock.
The great steamship Olympic of
the White Star line which left Sout
hampton, England, about 12 o'clock
Wednesday with a large crowd of re
turning tourists, lies off Calshot cas
tle at the entrance to Southhampton
waters with a gaping hole in her side
as the result of a collision with the
British protector cruiser Hawke.
No lives were lost, and of the 2,
000 or more passengers and crews of
the vessels, not one was even injur
ed. There also was no panic. The
accident took place a few miles from,
where the American liner St. Paul
and the British cruiser Gladiator col
lided nearly four years ago.
The Olympic left her dock at 11.25
o'clock Wednesday morning, steam
ing at a moderate rate eastward on
her way to Cherbourg to pick up the
continental passengers. She already
had on board nearly 1,700 persons,
excluding the crew. The first cabin
passengers were just answering the
call to lunch when attention was at
tracted to the Hawke which was un
dergoing steam trials.
The warship, moving at great
speed, followed the liner, but appar
ently was quite clear of her but sud
denly she swerved and before the
passengers could realize what was
happening, struck the liner on the
starboard quarter near the stern,
tearing through a section about 40
feet in extent.
The miracle is that the Olmypic
was not sunk, as the Hawke is fitted
with a ram especially designed to
sink a vessel in spite of its water
tight compartments. The liner's
frame stood the shock well, and the
watertight doors, which automatical
ly closed, held the compartments her
metically sealed. The Olympic listed
slightly to starboard but not. to a suf
ficient angle to cause any serious
So far as can be learned the Hawke
suffered no more severely. Curiously
enough 12 feet of her upper deck was
twisted out of all recognition. The
stem appears to be completely gone.
The engines of both ships were stop
ped immediately, and as soon as the
watertight doors were secured the en
gines were set astern and the vessels
drew apart. The Hawke sent wire
less messages for tugs and remained
alongside until they arrived to con
vey her to Southhampton, where she
Many theories are advanced as to
the cause of the collision, but gen
erally the warship is blamed. It is
suggested that the cruiser's steering
gear failed to act. The naval officers
and the officers ot the Olympic are
withholding comment until the in
quiry which the admiralty will insti
tute Immediately. The cruiser pro
ceeded to Portmouth under her own
AVIATOR ROSENBAUM KILLED
Chicago Airman Falls Fifty Feet at
At DeWitt, la., John W. Rosen
baum, of Chicago, was killed late
Tuesday, when his aeroplane fell
from a height of fifty feet. He had
been in the air only twenty minutes
when he lost control of the machine.
Rosenbaum was making a trial flight
when he met death. He was using
a Curtiss biplane, which had been at
the DeWitt Fair last week. At that
time Ludwig, an aviator, failed to
make a flight. Rosenbaum this af
ternoon declared that he would prove
that the machine would fly. He had
just started a descent when he lost
control. The aviator was to have giv
en exhibition flights at Clinton, la.,
later in the week.
HELD IT A NEGRO.
A White Man and a Negro Attempt
to Commit Bobbery.
Near Allendale two men one white
and the other a negro, mad-- a bold
attempt at robbery about three
o'clock Wednesday morning, when
they drew revolvers on Richard IJry
ant, a negro, who lives on W. F.
Cooge's plantation, near the ceme
tery, as be was going to town *o mar
ket a bale of cotton. .lust, as Bryant
was passing a thicket the two high
waymen stepped out in front of him
with revolvers and demanded that he
halt. They then proceeded to search
him. but found nothing, and ordered
the negro to move on. The robbi-rs
are still at large and there seems to
in- no clue as to who they are.
A Voting Convict.
Willie .'ones, a negro girl. 13 years
old, pleaded guilty to two charges of
housebreaking and larceny in the
general sessions court at Lexington
Wednesday afternoon, and was sen
tenced to serve one year in the State
penitentiary, performing such work
as shf might be able to do.
Drugged and Bobbed.
People should be careful about
drinking with strangers. A young
man in Atlanta a few days ago was
given drugged whiskey and robbed
by chance acquantianees. Later the
young man died from the effects of
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
VOTE II DOWN
la a General Election dtzfo R-jrcts
R ciprnci'y Decisively
SLAPS m IN THE FACE
Political Lnndside in the Dominion
Gives the Conservatives, Opponents
of Trade Pact with th^ United
States, More than Fifty Majority
in Next Parliament.
Canada slapped the United States,
squarely in the face on Thursday
and plainly said she wanted no closer
relations with us, business or politi
cal. In the elections over there .on
Thursday reciprocity suffered an
overwhelming defeat, along with the
Liberal party which favored that
trade pact with the United States.
A dispatch from Montreal says by
a veritable political landslide, the
Liberal majority of 43 was swept
away and the Conservative party se
cured one of the heaviest majorities
?upward of 50?that any Canadian
Parliament has ever had. Seven Cab
inet ministers, who have served with
Premier Laurier, were among the de
The Liberals lost ground in prac
tically every province of the Domin
ion. Wihere they won. their majori
ties were small. Where the Conser
vatives won, their majorities were
tremendous. Ontario, the leading*
province of Canada, decla red almost
?unanimously against the Administra
tion and reciprocity.
Robert L. Borden, leader of the
Conservative party, will shortly be
come prime minister of Canada. He
will be.supported in Parliament by a
working majority of far more than
ample for his purpose.
The government defeat means that
the Filding-Knox reciprocity treaty,
ratified by tnc American Congress in
extra session, will not be introduced
when the 12th Parliament assembles
next month and that a revised basis
of trade with the United States, look
ing to closer commercial relations
will not be possible in the immediate
future. The Conservatives are com
mitted to a policy of trade expansion
within the Empire and a closed door
against the United States.
Although re-elected in two consti
tuencies in Quebec, the defeat of the
Liberal party also means the retire
ment from public life of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, who, for nearly two decades,
has directed the destines of the Do
minion. Several times during the
bitter campaign, which proceeded the
election, the venerable premier said
that defeat of his party at the polls
meant the end Ol his career.
A Liberal membership of 53 from
Quebec was cut down to the suprem
acy of the party, but it was in Ontar
io that the Conservatives won their
great victories. Spurred on by ap
peals to patriotism and the cry that
reciprocity was the entering wedge
for annexation, the Conservatives
swept nearly everything before them.
That province, which in the last
Parliament was represented by 35
Liberals and 51 Conservatives, will
send a delegation to the next com
posed of 13 Liberals and 75 Conser
vatives. A notable feature of the de
feat was the opposition's capture of
two hitherto Liberal seats in Saskat
The results at r.en o'clock Thurs
day night, with a few of the distant
constituencies estimated, were:
Province. Lib. Con.
Ontario. 13 7 0
Quebec. 3 6 11
Nova Scotia. 10 8
'New Urunswick .... 8 5
Prince Edward Island. 2 2
Manitobia. 1 9
Saskatchewan. 7 3
Alberta. 4 1
British Columbia.... 0 6
Totals. 81 131
Opposition majority, 50.
HUSBAND AND WIFE STRICKEN.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Hall of Selma,
Ala., Die Suddenly.
I Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Hall of Selma,
Ala., husband and wife, apparently
j in good health Tuesday night, were
! both dead Wednesday, the husband
having died at midnight and tho
wife four hours later. The husband
died suddenly and the wife ran to
neighbors immediately afterwards re
questing them to take her to the resi
dence of her daughter, stating that
she, too. felt death stealing upon her.
She was carried to her daughter's
home and died there at four o'clock
Wednesday morning. IMt. and Mrs.
Hall were among the most prominent
people in Alabama. Their deaths are
supposed to have been due to natural
All For Her Boy.
The threats of a son to kill him
self unless be were kept in money
drove her to repeated forgeries in
order to provide the funds was ad
mitted in police court at Chicago by
Mrs. E. K. Lyon, wife of a wealthy
Struck by Train.
Four members of the family of
Frank Kleir, Rockfield, Wis., were
killed, one is dying and another was
injured when the Klein automobile
was struck by a Soo line train at