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Five Handred fteici Sailtrs Met Death
ii Awliil Eipltsui IB
After Series of Terrific Detonations
the Fine "Wi unship Sinks to the Bot
tom.?Bodi.fi Hurled High in the
Air in Greal; Clouds of Dense Black
A dispatch from Toulon, France,
says death to more than half the crew
?of. 793 officers; and men of the battle
ship Liberte, counted one of the fin
est vessels in the French navy, fol
lowed fire und explosions which
wrecked the great snjp Monday.
The fire was discovered at 5
o'clock. It first did not appear to be
serious but somehow it gained a
quick advantage over the squad of
sailors sent to extinguish it and sud
denly without warning it reached the
?magazines which had not been flood
ed on account of the apparently
trifling nature of the blaze.
The force of the explosions was
terrific. They shook the vessel fore
and aft, each one seemingly stronger
than that p*eceeding, opening up
great fissures in the armor and frame
work of the vessel.
The vessel immediately became a
mass of fire and smoke and Boon al
most demolished by the terrific deto
nations, sank to the bottom of Tou
At a?a early hour unofficial esti
mates of the number of dead ran as
high as 500. Estimates by naval
men varied widely but there was no
doubt that the loss of life .vas more
than 350. Scores of seamen died
In their .berths. A few dozen saved
themselves ty jumping overboard.
Many of those injured ieaped into
the water and were drowned before
the boats gathered in the roadsted
could reach x.hem. Two hundred of:
the crew escaped death owing to the
fact that they,.were ashore on leave.
Commander JaureB, a brother of the
socialist depi ty was not on board.
The carnar e in the explosions was
worse than could ever have occurred
in an actual !iaval engagement. The
lrst crash came when the crew wa3
lor the most part dispersed in vari
ous section's of the vessel. They were
without warning of their danger.
Scores of bodies were hurled high
into the air accompanied by great
fragments of framework, armor,
bursting shelils and the blinding, suf
focating smoke of the powder.
!Meh below who had not yet been
awakened wor?. .killed in their Bleep.
Others, awakened by the explosion,
started to jum;? overboard and were
caught by thu second detonation. The
crew was ps.nic-stricken and rushed
wildly about, groping in t>e smoke
In which many fell unconscious.
There were many vessels in the
harbor at the time, including a num
ber of warships which have been
maneuvering there since the first of
the month. The first explosioD
brought a q uiok response from the
nearby u en-of-war and from the
shore. Dozens, of boats put off and
pickd up survivors and floating bod
ies. The're were three explosions in
quick- succession after the fire reach
ed the magazines.
One hundred saved themselves by
jumping and others would have es-i
caped, but lor the discipline which
held them a,t their posts. At the
first explosion the men below sud
denlv awakened, tumbled from their
berths, and rushing to the sides of
the vessel were throwing themselves!
overboard when an order calling them
to their stations rang out and held
to their death those who had not
TROOPS ORDERED READY.
The Militia May Take a Hand in the
To protect the rights and prop
erty of citizens of Spartanburg, three'
militiary companies in the upper sec
tion of the 5tate were Sunday after-}
noon notified by Governor H.'ease toj
hoM themselves in readiness to re- (
]K?rt for duly in Spartpnburg, Imme
diately upon demand from superior
officers. The action was taken fol
fowing a conference with Assistant
Adjt. Gen. 0. W. Babb and Brig. Gen.
T\"ilie Jones, Sunday afternoon, which
conference itseif followed immediate
ly upon the heels of a long distance
message to Governor Blease from
Mayor J. B. Lee, of Spartanburg, who
requested that troops be sent to Spar
tanburg, as conditions were becom
caring worse because of the rioting
street car conductors, and he feared
that he would not be able to cope
with the situation with the city po
A Terrible Storm.
A tend be! storm swept the Vesuv
ian district of Italy on Friday caus
ing loss of life and great damage to
property. Twenty persons are known
to have been killed while the fate of
whole families is in debt.
Falls to His Death.
Lieut. R. A. Cammell, of the Brit
ish oviatlon school of Farmborough,
England, was killed recently while
making a flight at Hendon, six miles
from the centre of London. ?
HURLED TO DEATH
TWELVE KILLED AND OTHERS
WERE FATALLY HURT.
Train Crashes Into Hay Rack Party
of Young People Returning From
Sixteen deaths probably, will result
from a mile-aminute passenger train
crashing into a party of thirty-one
merry young people loaded upon a
hay rack at fleenah, Wis., Sunday
afternoon. A big billboard obscured
from view the locomotive as well as
the wagon. Mist and fog did the rest.
Twelve persons on the hay rack
were instantly killed, one has since
died and three, out of eight others
injured, are believed to be fatally
hvri. Nine.of the thirty-one persons
on the wagon escaped without a
scratch, and so did both horses. No
body an the train suffered.
?The collision occurred Sunday af
ternoon nearly four o'clock on the
Chicago and Northwestern Railway
at a crossing near Neenah. The par
ty were returning from a trip to the
country, where they attended the cel
ebration of a. wedding anniversary.
All but two, who were Chicago men,
were residents of Menasha.
Six of the victims, all dead, were
discovered on the engine pilot, where
they lay until removed .by the train
crew. Two others were hurled
through a flagman's shanty with such
force as to overturn the little struc
ture. One of these was still alive
when picked up. She died a few
hours later. Another of the victims
killed yas thrown over a barn, fifty
feet from the railway right of way.
Among the occupants of the hay
rack, who escaped, were Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Briszlnski and child of
two years. They were seated in the
front half of the rack, the mother
holding the child In her lap. About
half way tack in the wagon sat Mary
Schwartzbauer. The latter was hurl
ed about fifty feet and rendered un
conscious. When found by rescu
ers the Brinzsinski child was in her
arms, having escaped unscathed. The
parents of the child were only slight
Peter Hansen, driver, managed to
hang to the reins and was the only
person aboard who was not temporar
ily stunned. He declares he made
every effort to look in both directions
along the track, but did not observe
the* on-rushing train until hi.3 team
was on the track. He whipped up
the horses, but could manage to get
the wagon only half Way across.
Practically every person on the
wagon was an employee of the Mena
sha Wbodenware Company and all
w^ere invited to the Hansen farm to
attend' the wedding anniversary of
one of their fellow employees. Mr.
Hansen had conveyed the merry
makers to his farm in the early even
the round-trip completed except for
ing and was taking them back home,
a mile's drive when the collision oc
On the outgoing trip the bay rack
contained 40 persons, but the rig
was uncomfot?bly crowded, and* on
the return trip an additional wagon
was obtained. Eight of the party oc
cupied the second vehicle, which fol
lowed about a mile behind. A farm
er, his wife and two children were
recently killed in a similar accident
at the same crossing. During the last
eight years nearly two dozen persons
have lost their lives at the same
\~ ? ? ?
TAKES TEXAS CITY.
Crickets Battling With People for
Possession of Austin.
A dispatch from Austin, Texas,
says millions of crickets took pos
session of that city and are success
fully combating the rights of the or
iginal residents. Friday morning
Austin awoke to find the business
district black with the plague. Thej
entire fire department was called outi
to combat the bugs, and tons andj
tons of water were being thrown on!
walls and sidewalks, with a view to,
drowning the crickets and to wash j
them out the streets through thej
storm sewers. For four hours the;
principal business streets were sev
eral inches in water and black with
crickets. In the residence section j
t he crickets remained unmolested;
and arrogant. *
SEABOARD BRAK EM AN KILLED.
Lawrence Williams Mangled in Fall
Lawrence Williams, a negro brake
man employed by the Seaboard Air
Line Railway, in Columbia, was fatal
ly injured Thursday morning by fall
ing between cars of a train on which
he worked. The accident occurred:
while the negro was on his regular
run between Columbia and Hamlet.
Both the negro's legs and his left
arm were removed by the car wheels,
and he died soon after being taken
to the negro hospital in that city.
Williams was an industrious negro
and bore a good reputation, and was
a resident of Columbia. No inquest
was held by the coroner. * j
Many Rebels Killed.
It is estimated that a total of two
thousand Chinese insurgents beseig
ing Cheng-Tu have been killed. The
foreign residents have not yet been
able to leave the capital. ?*
HUNT HIM DOWN
Urge Posse SearcLing for ibe Negro
Slayer of White Mao:
IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Bloodhounds Also on the Trail of
William Suber, Himself Wounded,
Charged With Killing Newberry
Man Across Falrfleld County Lice,
A dispatch to The News and Cour
ier says news reached Newberry Sat
urday afternoon of the killing of
James Bouknight, a white man, by
Will Suber, a negro, at Blairs, just
across the line, in Falrfleld County,
Saturday. The report seemed to in
dicate that trouble was feared as a
I result of the killing and that there
I was a possibility of summary ven
geance being meted out upon the
The sheriff of Falrfleld County tel
edhoned Sheriff Buford to come to
the scene, the Falrfleld sheriff say
ing that he was leaving in an auto
mobile. Sheriff Buford immediately
sent Deputy Sheriff Pope Buford and
In a few minutes sent another deputy
in company with S. K. Bouknight,
the father of the young man who was
killed. Constable Cannon G. Blease,
accompanied by several gentlemen,
left immediately in an automobile for
the purpose of seeking to prevent
Mr. Oxner, who carried Mr. Bouk
night and a deputy to the scene in
his automobile, returned Saturday
night. He stated that he had not
crossed the river over to Blairs, but
the Information which he had receiv
ed was to the effect that the difficulty
in which the negro shot Bouknight
occurred in Bouknight's blacksmith
shop at Blairs, and that the negro
was also wounded. The negro work
ed on the Miller plantation, several
miles this side of the river, and It
seems that Bouknight had been en
gaged In work on thlB place for the
past several weeks, having returned
home Friday night.
Mr. Oxner said the Fairleld sheriff
and th-j Newberry officers were on
the scene and the Fairfleld officer
had brought bloodhounds with him.
Young Bouknight, the deceased, for
merly lived in Newberry and some
time ago moved to Blairs and estab
lished a blacksmith shop. He lived
on this side of the river, in New
berry County, and his shop was in
Fairfield. Bouknight leaves a wife
?nd four children.
Munson Buford, a son of the sher
iff, who returned from near the Bcene
of the killing of James Bouknight
says the information in the commun
ity is that Bouknight was gambling
with a crowd of negroes, Suber be
ing among them; that Bouknight
"went broke" and then went for the
police, and when he returned with
the police the shooting occurred, Su
ber being wounded in the leg and
The negro escaped up the river
and the Fairfield sheriff and deputy
sheriff are in search of him, and a
large posse is scouring the Fairfleld
side of the river. It was the inten
tion of the Fairfield sheriff to take
the negro to the Penitentiary if he
succeeded in catchir.g him. Young
Mr. Buford said Bunson Buford did
not cross the river Into Blairs, but
su>s the facts given to him are gen
erally accepted by those with whom
he talked as accounting for the diffi
MAX STUNG TO DEATH.
Mosquitos Attack His Nude Body as
It Lay in a Swamp.
The wreaking of terrible vengeance
upon a foe is believed to have been
the cause of the death of a white
man whose body was found in the
swamps of White Grass island, in
the Gulf of Mexico, last week. The
hands and feet were bound by cords:
to a stake driven into tbeearth. Thej
man bad been dead for over a week. I
Hunters say that in his nude condi-1
tion he must have been stung to'
death within a few hours.
The police believe that the man'
was the victim of revenge. That parti
of the swamp where the body was
found is alive with unusually large
mosquitos, and hunters who go there
fcr ducks must muffle their faces
und encase their hands in heavy mit
tenc to protect themselves.
The authorities, convinced that;
the man was a victim of revenge,
have set about trying to solve the
mystery ,and that, because of the ex
quisite torture and extreme cruelty
to which the victim must have been
subjected before death relieved his
sufferings, there must have been a
woman concerned in the mysterious >
IJride Burned to Death.
At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. H.
F. Howell, who came here from Ath
ens, Ga., as a bride of only a few
weeks, was burned to death Friday
morning while attempting to kindle
a fire with coal oil. ?
Four Men Killed.
At Youngstown, 0., four men were
killed and twelve hurt in an explo
sion at the Republic Steel and Iron
company plant. The dead are Hun
garians. ? *
3, S. C, TUESDAY, SEPTEM!
WILL SERVE TERM
COL.. NORTON NOT SLATED FOR
COL. WATSON'S JOB.
Governor Blease Intimates That Pres
ent Commissioner May Be Retained
In Office When Term Expires.
There will certainly be no change
in the office until the expiration of
Mr. Watson's term, and I doubt very
much if there -?111 be ally then,"
said Gov. Blease Friday, When ask
ed about the rumor that has been
afloat in official circles during the
last few days that Mr. James Nor
ton, of Mullins, would be appointed
commissioner of agriculture, com
merce and industries, to succeed Col.
E. J. Watson, who has held the of
fice since March, 1904.
"I do not even know that Mr. Nor
ton is an applicant for the position."
said Gov. Blease. "He was in my of
fice a few days ago, but merely shook
hands with me, and the office was not
mentioned at that time. I really
knew nothing whatever of the news
paper accounts which have been sent
out about the appointment of Mr.
Norton to the office. Mr. Watson has
been doing very good work in his
present position, and I do not know
that there will be any change at all,
so far as I can tell at present, when
Mr. Watson's term expires."
Governor Blease said also that he
had thought of offering this position
to Mr. John G. Richards Jr., but that
the latter had been appointed rail
road commissioner, and he had not
done so. Mr. Norton has been in Co
lumbia for the past few days and his
presence appears to have awakened
rumors which were afloat some
months ago, that he would be ap
pointed by Governor Blease to suc
ceed Col. Watson when the latter's
term expires in the early part of next
Mr. Norton is a former member of
Congress and was for seven years
Comptroller General of South Caro
lina. He Is at present editor of the
Messenger, published at Mulllns.
When asked concerning the rumors
Mr. Norton said he thought it best
for him not to say anything for pub
lication at this time,' and that the
rumorB whioh were in circulation did
not originate from him. *
? ? ?
KILLED IN WRECK
Passenger Train Crash Into Switch
Engine and Cars.
Passengers aboard the Southern
railway train that collided with a
switch engine on Peachtree Creek
trestle near Atlanta Friday night
were forced to spend the night in
the coaches of the train at the scene
of the wreck. Marooned above the
creek were nearly 150 persons, many
of them injured, waiting for relief
which the inaccessibility of the place
All night long members of work
ing crews struggled to remove a mass
of scrap iron, once the switch esgine
which toppled over when struck by
the passenger train, to rescue the
mangled bodies of Engineer J. A.
Ferrie and Fireman N. ,M. Robinson,
the only persons killed.
On one side of the passenger train
were the wrecked freight cars that
were attached to the switch engine.
A single plank across the deep, swift
running waters of the creek afforded
the only means of access to the train.
After crossing the plank a high bank
had to be scaled before the train
could be reached.
HYDE WILL HANG.
Many Think That He Is Not Right
in the Upper Story.
Samuel X. Hyde, who was recently
convicted at Anderson, of the mur
der of his wife, was Friday afternoon
sentenced by Judge Prince to hang on
Friday, October '20. When asked by
the Court if there was any reason
why the death sentence should not
be pronounced, Hyde, in a strong,
clear voice, stated, in substance, that
the witnesses, referring to the mother
of Mrs. Hyde and a brother-in-law, J,
P. Moore, had sworn falsely when
they testified that he had made his
home unpleasant and that he was
cruel to his wife: that his wife was
the only woman he ever loved.
"If." he said, "the jury and Court
believe it to the best interest of my
little son that I forfeit my life, then
I am ready and willing to-pay the
There are many who followed the
case of Hyde closely, who believe
that he is not a sane man, and among
those there is some talk of circulating
petitions asking Governor Please to
commute his sentence to life impris
Hundreds Die in Typhoons.
Hundreds lost their lives and much
property was damaged by recent ty
phoons in Formosa. Several towns
and villages were destroyed or sub
merged. Acton, a large city, was de
molished. The total life loss Is esti
mated at several hundred, and thous
ands are being fed at the military
concentration camp at Takao. *
Four Men Burn.
At Youngstown, O., four workmen
were burned to death in a boarding
house early Friday when fire follow
ed an explosion of gas. Other in
mates were flung from their beds but
got out of the building without seri
ous injury. *
BER 26, 1911.
AS HE SAW IT
Describes Changes in the Farm Methods
is the Weevil Section.
THE CHANGES ARE MANY
A Letter From Prof. Barrow Describ
ing a Trip From South Carolina to
Texas That Will Be Read With In
terest by the Farmers of This
A letter of Prof. D. N. Barrow In
The Progressive Farmer, describing
a trip from South Carolina to Texas,
Is of intrest not only as giving an id
ea of crop conditions but as portray
ing the effect of the boll weevil in the
I "Forty-eight hours of railroad
travel have placed a thousand miles
between me and South Carolina,"
writes Dr. Barrow. "On the roads
over from Clemson to Atlanta there
are nothing unusual, it is all Pied
mont and the crops are about the
same as in South Carolina. Next day
I saw the crops in the three States
of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisi
ana. Many of the sections through
which I passed had had an abundance
of rain, and some even too much.
In traveling through western Ala
bama, I was reminded of a similar
trip taken some few years ago. It
was in the spring when land was be
ing prepared, and 1 remember the.
chief thing I noticed was the little
plows and light single mules that)
were being used for this purpose. It
seemed to me that I could recollect
some of the same fields in which I
saw this preparation going on upon
this same trip; at least, some of the
crops I saw must have been on land
prepared with such an outfit. Isn't
it a strange trait in the make-up of
some human beings that will permit
them to go on year after year, mak
ing the same old failure, and yet,
each year preparing their land exact
ly as they had done for years before?
"Of cour.se, I have no doubt that
many of these poor crops are the re
sult of the negro tenant, but I am
sure I also saw a good many white
men at work in the fields. On the
whole, the crops were pretty good,
however, and I saw frequent fields
that bore testimony to the fact that
brains and modern methods, properly
applied, would produce good crops
In eastern Alabama, r/s well as In
Piedmont Georgia and the Carolinas.
The same can be said of Mississippi.
Here the boll weevil was encounter
ed for the first time in my trip, and
his influence on the system of agri
culture was, it seemed to me, appar
ent. There was not so much cotton
to be seen, but what there was, was
better and had apparently been bet
ter cultivated. Corn was especially
good, and while the fodder was ripe,
I did not see a single man pulling it,
but en the contrary, saw quite a
quantity of it being cut and shocked.
"From Jackson, Miss., to Vicks
burg, we passed through what, in my
opinion, and that of a good many who
know them, are the richest soils in
the world. These are the bluff soils,
and an older alluvial than that of our
present valleys. When fresh they will
easily make a bale of cctton per acre,
and with any intelligent handling,
this productivity can be maintained
indefinitely. But cotton is not all
they will produce?corn is at home
upon them?and if one does not care
to raise a cultivated crop, all he has
to do is to turn them out and nature
will immediately clothe them with
grass of all kinds. Bermuda, Japan
clover and the carpet grass, all grow
in profusion. That stamps this as
naturally a live stock country. That
the advent of the boll weevil has con
vinced a good many people of this
fact, was amply attested to by the
large number of cattle to be seen
he route. .Many of these herds show
ed plainly that they had a large
sprinkling of good blood in them, and
it. does not take a phophct to predict
that in a few years the scare over
the boll weevil will be a thing of the
ast in this section. I saw more grass
in ibis forty-mile ride than I have
setVi in weeks of travel in South Car
olina, and it was grass that spelled
money for its owner. But the boll
weevil is not driving these coplo out
of cotton, as what cotton I saw was
botler than usual.
?'The effect of the boll weevil in
changing the system of agriculture
was probably more apparent In
Louisiana than in any other State.
From Vicksburg to Monroe is a
stretch of soils that for fertility are
not surpassed anywhere in the world.
These lands have produced cotton
continuously for a century, and their
fertility is not in the least impaired
by the strain. Five years ago when
it was suggested to the owners of
these lands that the weevil would
make them plant, at least in part,
some other crops, they scouted the
idea. But to-day, where there used
to be one unbroken stretch of well
cultivated cotton fields, scarcely one
third of the lands at?: in this plant.
Corn was in abundance and we pass
ed through large fields of rice, some
of it already being harvested.
"What cotton was seen, was scarce
ly up to what I am accustomed to in
this section. There seemed to be a
pretty good bottom crop, but very lit
tle above. The crops were quite
grassy, so I judge that there had
been too much rain. There were
enough fallen squares in the mid
dles to make one sick at heart." ?
DRIVEN TO DEATH
AVIATOR BURNED IN MIDAIR AS
Tank of Gasoline Explodes, and Ma
chine Drops Fifty Feet and Then
Fluid Ignites, Killing Frank Miller.
Forced into the air by the jeers o:I
thousands -who called hfm a coward,
Frank H. Miller, aged 23, a Toledo
aviator, took flight at twilight Friday
evening and at the height of 200
feet was burned to death before the
eyes of the terrified spectators on the
Miami county fair grounds at Troy,
Miller had circled the race track
and was just starting on a . spiral
glide when it was seen that some
thing was wrong. The blrdman could
be seen frantically attempting to get
bis machine under control when sud
denly the whirring of the propeller
seased. The craft then dropped like
a shot for a distance of fifty feet
when a tiny blue flame was seen com
ing from the engine. An instant lat
er the gasoline tank exploded.
A large portion of the craft was
torn away by the Impact and frag
ments were hurled hundreds of feet
in all directions. Meanwhile the re
mainder of the machine, with its
driver literally roasted, was dropping
rapidly to earth. It struck the ground
with great violence, Miller's already
badly burned body being buried un
der the motor.
When the body was pulled from
under the wreckage Miller's clothing
was burned from his body and his
face was almost unrecognizable.
The framework of his machine was
aflame when it struck the earth.
Rapid work of rescuers saved the
body of the aviator from total Incin
VISIBLE COTTON SUPPLY.
Receipts Much Heavier Than For
Secretary Hester's New Orleans
Cotton Exchange statement, issued
before the close of business Friday,
shows an increase in round figures In
the movement into sight of 133,000
bales over the seven days ending Sept
22 iast year, an Increase over the
same year before last of 70,000 and
an increase over the same time lu
1908 of 83,000.
The amount brought into sight for
the week ending Friday afternoon is
tarted at 426,129 bales, against 292,
686 for the seven days ending this
date last year, 456,328 year before
last and 343,294 same time In 1908.
This brings the total crop moved Into
sight for the twnety-two days of the
new season to 962,732 bales, against
38,864 last year, 834,194 year be
fore last and 76,156 for the same
time in 1908.
The movement since September 1
shows receipts at all United States
ports 617,972 bales, against 488,765
last year, 617,972 year before last
and 551,360 same time in 1908; ov
erland, across the Mississippi, Ohio
and Potomac rivers to Northern mills
and Canada 5,624, against 3,987 last
year. Prices will never Improve as
long as cotton pours into sight. *
REFUSED TEN THOUSAND.
Methodist Minister Couldn't Be Brib
ed to Marry Them.
That a Methodist minister of a
little church near Newport, R. I., re
fused a check of $10,000 to perform
the marriage ceremony of Col. John
Jacob Astor and Miss Madeline Tal
mage Force, was the announcement
of Bishop John W. Hamilton, of New
York, before the Methodist Confer
ence at Antio, Wis., Friday.
The information was contained in
a letter which the Bishop read, but
refused to divulge the name of the
clrgyman who rejected the proposi
tion. The minister's self-denial was
great, the Bishop said, because of the
fact that he was burdened with debts,
j When the story leaked out, accord
I ing to the Bishop's information, a
[ wealthy layman of the Methodist
j Church offered the clergyman of the
j humble parish an equal sum to re
compensate him for the loss, but this
lender was refused, the ilergylan
saying he had only done h;s duty.!
The name of the minister is F. L.:
Curtiss Aviators Killed.
j "Dare Devil" Castellane, a Cur
! tiss aviator, fell to instant death at
; the Mansfield, Pa., park Friday. He
' had started in an exhibition flight
j and when three-quarters of a mile
j from the ground his machine careen
ed, turned turtle and fell on a hlll
I side. Castellane was found buried
[ beneath the wreckage of his engine
I and plane. *
F?h?1 Killer Needed.
John Sch?lling, a well known resi
dent of .Macon, Ga., came near losing
his life in fulfillment of an election
wager. The agreement was that
Schelling was to jump into the Oc
mulgee river, fully attired, if he lost
the bet. Being unable to swim, he
was almost drowned before he was
The Deadly Gin.
Noel Thompson, a well known far
mer, who lived twelve miles east of
Raleigh, N. C. died at a local hospi
tal as the result of being caught in a
cotton gin. ?!
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
Senator Tillsan Says He Is Hands Of
ii the Race for Governor.
RUN FOR SENATE AGAIN
Barring Death, the Senator Says, Ho
Will Be In the Race, He Will Make
Speeches Too, and Does Not Care
Who or How Many Enter the
In an Interview with J. L. Mc
Whorter of the Augusta Chronicle,
printed in that newspaper on Friday,
Senator B. R. Tillman definitely an
nounced in a most emphatic way that
he would run for the Senate again.
The Senator outlined his position
inregard to the gubernatorial cam
paign. In tnat race the Senator said
he would be hands off, and let Blease
and Jones fight it out.
He said he would be a candidate
for re-election to the United States
Senate if he was alive and not in ar
ticulo mortis. He went on to say: I
believe if I am dead I'll let 'em vote
for me a little anyhow."
In most emphatic language Sena
tor Benjamin Ryan Tillman sets for
ever at rest the cherished hopes of
some, and the doubts of others, as to
whether he will be in the United
States Senatorial race next year.
At his farm near Trenton Thurs
day Senator Tillman "talked the mat
ter over," with a staff representative
of The Chronicle, and in language
more or less Tillmanesque, as the
various phases demanded, stated that
he believed he would be elected again
"It has been said often, that I
could sit on my back porch and be
re-elected," said he. "I don't know
why the> aim ays mention my back
porch, for the front porch is much
more cheerful and I use it the more,
but I suppose they mean to imply
that I need not even show .myself in
the campaign and that my friends in
South Carolina will see that I go
back, If I want to." Senator Till
man was busy on his farm, but he
took time to say this much.
To those who are familiar with
the oft-repeated statements as to his
falling health it may come as a sur
prise to know that he sleeps well,
eats heartily, gives the whole farm
his personal superivison by walking
and riding over it every day?in
fact, many times a day?dictates h!a
private and official letters to his sec
retary] and that his mind is as clear
as a bell, and his old-time fire of
speech and manner blazes out at op
The only real reminder of this
past affliction is the cane he carries
?and he sometimes forgets that and
gets along seemingly as well as with
it. Barring death, he will be in the
race, and he will make speeches too,
and he says he doesn't care who or
how many enter the field. Any one
has a right to offer who wishes to.
"Senator, it has been mors than
hinted by some, that you are encour
aging, and will back, Gov. Blease for
re-election as governor next summer.
The Chronicle wants to know directly
from you if you will give it, how
much truth there is in these hints
and rumors?" was the direct ques
tion asked Senator Tillman by the
representative of The Chronicle.
"I am not going to help a soul in
that race. I am going to be strictly
hands-off and neutral, and, further
more, I have not given any one any
authority to say that I was for or
against either of the candidates who
have announced. I am not going to
mix in it or have anything to do with
The Senator's attention was called
to the story In Thursday morning's
Chronicle, written by Col. Leon
Green, a former newspaper man in
South Carolina, in which it was stat
ed that Senator Tillman would be a
factor in the race, and he saic. that he
did not see much in the story, but
that it was "probably written to draw
He said that he did not know who
inspired the story, but so far as the
references to Iiis being a factor was
concerned he could only repeat what
he had just said: That he was "not
going to be mixed up in it." Senator
Tillman, from his talk, is evidently
or the opinion that neither Gov.
Blease nor Justice Jones will win in
a walk over the other. *
Assassin to be Hanged.
A dispatch from K,iew; Russia,
says Demitry Bogroff, the assassin of
Bremler Stolypin, was tried Friday
by Court-martial and sentenced to
death by hanging. Bogroff is about
24 years of age and a graduate of
Kiev University. 11c was a member
of the secret police and also a revolu
tionist, and Is said to have been as
signed to the murderous task by the
revolutionary organization. ?
Maine's Xew Senator.
Obediah Gardner, of Rockland was
appointed United States Senator Sat
urday from Maine to succeed the late
Senator William Pitt Frye. Mr.
Gardner was Democratic candidate
for governor of Maine In 1900. *
At San Jose, Calif., Rev. Thomas
Sherman, son of General Wm. T.
Sherman, has bee placed in the in
sane asylum. He is a Catholic priest.*