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State Cotton CiaTetlion Tekis Action
Hooking to Tiat End.
WILL CANVASS TBE STATE
Farmers, Bankers, Merchants and
Other Business Men of State At
tend Meeting, Discuss the Situation
Generally and 'Formulate Plans to
Aid Co tton Sellers.
The State cotton convention, call
ed by E. J, Watson and E. W. Dabbs,
president of the State Farners' un
ion, in response to the action of the
? Southern Cotton congress, recently
held at Montgomery, Ala., was held
in Columbia Thursday in the hall of
the House of Representatives. It was
one of the most largely attended con
ventions ever held in the hall, and
tne personnel was such as to cause
many to remark that seldom had
there been seen gathered together for
conference a more representative
The convention was composed of
Farmers' union men, farmers, mer
chants, bankers, and business and
professional men from all parts of tbei
State .and throughout the proceed
ings there was perfect harmony of
thought and action and a unity of
purpose was manifested with a, de
gree of determination indicating the
character of the fight that the people
of tnis State propose to maKe
throughout for a higher price for
The action of the convention in the
end provided machinery extending in
to the vigorous prosecution of the
'holding, warehousing and financing
movements, with the object in view
of causing a substantial cessation ol
the rush of cotton to market.
Action was taken on almost every
phase of the cotton situation and
considerable work was cut out for
this State's representatives in con
gress to undertake. Along this line
the plain intimation was given by the
convention that the time had come
for some kind of national legislation
to be insisted upon in regard to,the
marketing of the cotton crop, now
representing nearly $1,000,000.000.
In calling the convention to order
Commissioner Watson, who is also
the'president of the Southern Cotton
congress and a member of the nat
ional cotton campaign committee,
along with President Barrett of the
National Farmers' union and Con
gressman Heflin of Alabama, declar
ed that he was glad the hour had
come In South Carolina when the pro
ducer, the business interests and the
hanking interests of the State could
meet to discuss a situation involving
the welfare of every material inter
est in the State and indeed the very
life-blood of every man, woman and
child in South Carolina.
He said that the hour had arrived
at last for intelligence to hold sway,
for the thinking men of the South to
realize the value of their cotton. He
felt thankful to the bears that they
had hammered cotton down to 10
cents in the face of this convention
for, perhaps 10 cents cotton would
stiffen the backbone of some people
why, if cotton were above 10 cents,
were likely to rush it on the market.
The conference was convened in
the hall of the house of representa
tives at 3:30 o'clock. The meeting
was called to order by hi. J. Watson,
commissioner of agriculture. J. Whit
ner Reid was named as secretary.
Following the roll call of the dele
gates present a permanent organiza
tion was perfected and Commissioner
Watson was named as president.
Mr. Barrett had asked him to say
to the convention that negotiations
were under way but had not yet been
concluded, that he hoped, however,
they would be completed at an early
day. A message from Mr. Barrett
was also conveyed to the effect that
there was every indication of a reac
tion in New York almost immediate
ly in the rice of cotton, and he urg
ed the convention to do everything in
its power to hold every possible bale
of cotton off the market.
Commissioner Watson further an
nounced that the national committee
members had about determined upon
a whirlwind campaign through the
cotton belt with a series of monster
meetings and that United States Sen
ator Smith of this State and United
States Senator John Sharp Williams
of Mississippi had been requested to<
take part in this campaign. This will
give five men, posted on cotton, to
conduct the meetings, the committee
men being .Messrs. Barrett, Heflin and
Mr. Heflin in his remarks at the
opening of the night meeting pre
sented a number of essential facts
?bearing upon the marketing and han
dling of the cotton crop.
Committees on resolutions, com
posed of one member from each con
gressional district, was appointed as
follows: W. McL. Frompton, R. M.
Mixson, Alan Johnstone, ?. P. Good
win, W. P. Pollock, Douglas Mcln
tyre, E. W. Dabbs, chairman.
There were calls for United States
Senator E. D. Smith and in a very
few moments Commissijner Watson,
referring to Senator Smith's work in
behalf of cotton in the movement
that carried the price to 15 cents,
presented "Cotton" Smith to his peo
ple amid the vociferous cheering of
At the conc.uslon of his address,
as frequently during his remarks,
Smith was most enthusiastically and
vigor -sly applauded.
/ *V -?fternoon session the bank
er. & were called upon for
state. ^Sj. their views in the
matter ^S/> \ in the holding
movement Qij. 6 ''ig the crop.
These stateme&A " only most
significant and re? /? but were
of such a character v.. ;ach caused
a speedy manisfestatio'u of pleasure
of the delegates.
At the opening of the night session
Commissioner Watson announced
that he had hoped to he able to give
some definite information .*rom Pres
ident Barrett as to the $75,000,000
loan from the French-British syndi
cate for the purpose of aiding the
holding movement. Pie announced
that he had within the laut half hour
had been talking with Mr. Barrett on
the long distance telephone.
That the hanks of the State are
friendly to the farmers was brought
out by expressions from well konwn
bankers at the congress. Every
banker present promised to cooperate
in a substantial manner to assist the
farmers of the State In their fight
for a higher price for cotton. The
expressions by the bankers followed
a general discussion.
The iniquitous cottca exchanges
was repeatedly attacked on the floor
of the House of Representatives and
two resolutions of procedure were re
ported by the committee formed by
one member from each Congressionl
district and appointed by Commis
sioner of Agriculture E. J. Watson.
W. P. Pollock favored a petition
to Congress, asking that the use of
Inter-State means of communication
be denied. the exchanges, but this
meeting with objeCLion on the ground
of possible legal resistance, a sub
stitute motion was adopi.ed after the
An agreement brought about was
that CongressN be memorialized to
regulate dealing in cotton by the ex- (
changes so that real cotton will be
the basis of all contracts and actual
delivery he had.
The following resolution was also
adopted at the night session of the
Convent:on: "Resolved, That the
county larmers' unions of the differ
ent counties of the State be requested
to appoint a committee consisting of
not less than three men !n each town
ship in each county to canvass the
farmers of their county and ascertain
how many bales of cotton they will
pledge ?ieraselves to hold for the
agreed price unless otherwise in
structed by the State warmers' Union
"That the secretary of the county
unions be requested to forward re
ports from these committees to the
secretry and rpesident of the
State Farmers' Union be requested
to co-operate with Mr. Watson to
have this plan carried out in all of
the cotton growing States.
'Be it further resolved, that the
president of the State Farmers' Un
ion be requested to keep the local
unions posted as to the number of
bales of cotton pledged in the differ
ent States in conforraitj' to this reso
"Bexit further re&>lv:jd, That the
chairman of this body be and is here
by authorized to n&mr from each
county a special committee of busi
ness men and bankers to represent
each and every bank in said county,
designating which banker is to be
the chairman of said committee, the ?
duties of this committee being as
follows: They are promptly to as
certain from every special committee
appointed to canvass the cotton grow
ers the number of .bales of cotton to
be held, promptly arrange for finan
cing as many bales of the said cotton
MOB LYNCHES WHITE MAN.
Killing of Two Deputies Leads to
Yiolenco in Arkansas.
Fojcing their way into the Desha
County jail at Dumas, Ark., between
fifty an? one hundred men, members
of a mob formed so quietly that the
authorities had not the slightest
warning, overpowered the deputies
in charge and took Charles Malpas,
Sr., white, to a water tank and hang
ed him early Wednesday. The mob
then dispersed without demonstra
tion. None o." its members is known
to the authorities, according to their
The lynching followed a pitched
battle at the home of Malpas the
day before, in which the sheriff and |
two- deputies were killed. The wife
of Charles Malpas, Sr., a negress, and
the Malnass younger son, a young
mulatto, escaped from the house dur
ing the fighting. The authorities say
they do not think the negress and
the boy engaged in the battle and
for this reason it is not thought the
two will be sought further in connec
tion with the affair.
Gen. Jackson's Birthplace.
At Clarksburg, West. Va., a bronze
tablet marking the birthplace of Gen.
Stonewall Jackson was unveiled on
Tuesday. Dr. James Power Smith,
only surviving officer of Gen. Jack
son's staff, made the dedicatory ad
liies Down Before Train.
At Live Oak, Fla., Ben Hines, a
stranger, said to be unbalanced on
account of his religion, deliberately
laid down in frout of v. train Tues
day and was instantly killed
Falls to His Dea:h.
Lieut. R. A. Cammell, of the Brit
ish oviation school of Farmborough,
England, was killed recently while
making a flight at Hendon, six miles
from the centre of Lor.don. *
THE RED SHIRTS
Annual Ren Die 3 of Vet era es of Pu con
VERY GOOD ATTENDANCE
Col. John S. Mobley, Miss Grace
Lunipkin, and Governor Blease
Speuk at Formal Opening of Re
union.?Senator John Sharp Wil
liams Unable to Attend.
A Columbia dispatch says no more
demonstrative gathering of men and
women has probably been seen in
Columbia in recent years than the
assembly which crowded the lower
floor and two galleries of the Colum
gia Theatre Wednesday night at the
formal welcoming of the Red Shirt
Veterans, who began their annual re
By iar the large majority of the
men in the gathering wore the red
shirt, and aside from the picturesque
ness of the view of .blazing red mingl
ed with the fashionable gowns of the
fair sex, the spirit of good humor was
abroad in all its vigor, and, time after
time, bubbled over in cheers, ap
plause and shouts upon the slightest
Col. John G. Mobley, commander
in-chief, presided over the gathering
and by his side on the stage sat the
sponsor,'Miss Elize Stribling, of Pen
dleton, and her two maids of honor,
Misses Agnes Ravenel, of Spartan
burg, and Zena Evans, of Cheraw,
and Miss Grace Lumpkin, who deliv
ered the welcome totthe "Men of '76."
After the prayer and the Doxology.
sung by the entire assembly, Col.
Mobley in brief but well chosen
words, introduced Senator Francis H.
Weston to the audience, and he. af
ter a stirring recital of some of the
scenes and conditions of reconstruc
tion days, introduced Miss Lump
At nearly every possible interval
in the remarks of the speakers, ap
plause broke sontaneously from those
seated near the front of the house,
most of whom wore the red shirts
and cheers were not infrequent dur
ing the middle- of Col. Mobley's talk,
while he was mentioning some of
the leaders who took part in the red
shirt days of reconstruction.
A life sized portait of Gen. Wade
Hampton, which had been veiled un
til now, was suddenly placed in full
view of 'the vast assemblage when the
name of that political leader was
mentioned; instantly there arose
from every male voice in the house
cheers upon cheers, and the ovation
given the portrait of the old chief
tain required several minutes to
spend its force.
In a thrilling voice Miss Lumpkin
welcomed the "Men of '76" to Co
lumbia. She ^recited briefly some of
the things that the Red Chirt Veter
ans had accomplished and assured
them of the gratitutde and love of
everyone who enjoyed the great her
itage they had left.
Governor Blease, who next arose
to welsome the Red Shirts on behalf
of the State, was welcomed by the
veterans with prolonged applause. He
was several time interrupted in his
remarks by cheers. Governor Blease
spoke of the return of the soldiers
after the war, the Reconstruction
times, conditions and what had been
accomplished by the wearers of the
red shirts during the days of '76.
He spoke also of the prosperous con
dition of the State at present due to
a large extent; to what the men of
'76 had done.
It was a matter of general regret
to all that it was impossible for Sen
ator John Sharp Williams, of Mis
sissippi, to be present. Col. John G.
Mobley, commander-in-chief. an
nounced Wednesday night that he
had just received a letter from Mr.
Williams stating his inability to be
It would be a hard matter, in
deed, to conceal from even the most
casual observer, the fact that the
Red Shirt veterans of the State arej
making an invasion of the Capital!
City. Clad very, very, distinctively,
ir shirts of the reddest red, set off
by black trousers, and broad rimmed
hats, even a single one standing in
a crowded street, is easily singled
out by the eye as a mark of special
ELEVEN' DROWNED IN SEINE.
Auto Plunges from Bridge into River
With Direful Results.
Eleven persons were drowned and
ten others hurt by the overturning
of an automobile 'bus into the Seine
Thursday afternoon, says a Paris
dispatch. The automobile 'bus with
twenty-five passengers, was coming
from the .Tardin Des Plantes in the
direction of the opera. It was half
way over the Archeveche bridge lead
ing from the left bank of the river
to the island immediately behind the
Cathedral of Notre Dame.
In trying to avoid a collision with
another omnibus the chaffeur gave
his steering wheel a sharp turu. The
heavy vehicle skidded violetly, shot
onto the sidewalk, crashed through
the heavy iron railing as if it were
a pipe stem, and dropped into the
river below. All the passengers were
carried down with the exception of
two or three who jumped just in
5, S. C, SATURDAY, SEPTE1
POLICE QUELL RIOTS
FORCED TO CHARGE MOBS WITH
Mexican Indians Crucify Chiofas Cit
izen When They Sacked That Place
?Women and Children Murdered.
Within a few hours after the re
turn of Francisco I. Madero, Jr.,
from his speaking tour through the
south Thursday, Mexico City again
.became the scene of riots ? whose
quellin by the mounted police result
quelling by the mounted police re
sulted in two fatally wounded and 15
injured. To restore order the police
were forced to charge the mobs with
Groups of manlfestants were still
parading the streets and shouting
"Vivas" for the returning candidate
when police were compelled to dis
i rse rioters who hatf gathered in
the zocalo in front of the city hall.
The work of the authoritieis accom
nlished here was repeated half an
hour, later in a factory district ten
blocks away, where the same drastic
measures were employed to suppress
Neither of these riots had any
great political significance and their
origin on the day of Madero'3 return
was either merely a coincidence or
due to the fact that the thousands of
manifestants on the streets made it
easy for troublemakers to g&t in their
Instigated by those who profess to
believe that Antonio Rivergo, the
governor's secretary, was responsi
ble for the political confusion in the
state of Chiapas, the mob marched to
the zocalo. Its numbers steadily in
creasing and the cries became so in
sistent and insulting that the author
ities called out the mounted police.
Twice the police called on the peo
ple to disperse, but without result.
Sabres then were drawn and the
squadron charged into the midst of
the mob, which gave way, but not
until a few scattering shots from re
volvers had been fire by the rioters,
one of which fatally wounded a mem
ber of the mob.
Ten minutes later the zocalo was
deserted, but the neuclus of the mob
remained intact and gathering fresh
recruits the hoodlums marched to La
Carolina, a texile mill in the north
ern part of the city. A labor dispute
was pending there and the rioters'
efforts were directed toward precipi
tating a strike. Another squadron of
mounted police charged the rioters.
This time the mob did not reform.
DEATH AMONG MERRY-MAKERS.
Rockets Explode in Mexican Church.
A terrific explosion of rockets and
boombs in a crowded church at Guad
alajara, Mexico, Wednesday, resulted
In four dead and fifteen seriously
injured, cast a shadow of gloom
over the merry-makers attend
ing the coming of Madero Wednes
day. Of the wounded many were so
seriously burned or trampled in the
panic which followed that they are
believed to have been fatally injured.
Fifty rockets and six hundred
bombs had been stored In the Chapel
of Jesus for use in celebrating the
arrival of the sacred image of the
Virgin of Zapoapian, which at this
season ;s carried from church to
church and believed to have power to
effect miraculous cures on the faith
The explosives, piled at the foot
of the stairs leading to the tower, is
thought to have been ignited by the
careless dropping of a lighted cigar
ette. Those nearest were hurled in
all directions by the force of the de
The building was quickly filled
with suffocating smoke, which blind
ed the struggling and frantic occu
pants who fought one another in
their efforts to reach the exits. When
the smoke cleared away one man was
found dead partially disemboweled,
and three boys, one eight and two
ten years old, so frightfully burned
and mangled that they died soon af
ter being carried from the building.
BLUE AM) GREY LINK ARMS.
Climax of Union and Confederate
Gathering at Memphis.
To the strains of the fife and
drums 500 veterans of the Blue and
Grey marched with arms linked
through the streets of Memphis Wed
nesday night bunting bedecked and
gayly illuminated in their honor. It
was the culminating feature of the
reunion of soldiers who fought in
the opposing armies during the civil
war of the 'GO's.
The Sons of Veterans and other
auxiliary organizations. State troops,
fraternal associations and mounted
police paraded with the gray-haired
men. Former slaves, body servants
during the war, marched in the wake
of the veterans and spectators crowd
ed the streets to cheer the old sol
The most important action taken
at the Reunion was an endorsement
of a proposed peace jubliee and a
general reunion in Washington in
1913. Other than this the Reunion
was principally a happy interming
ling of those who were foes fifty
years ago. They participated in a
barbecue arranged by the Sons of
VIBER 30, 1911.
The Shadow of the GId Sratt Disptn
sray Frauds Loom Op Again.
SAYS THEY WERE PAID
A Witness in the Trial of Boykin,
Towill and Tat am, Former Officials
of the Old St* ie Dispensary, Testi
fied That T?: y Were All Bribed in
the Label Matter.
In the trial of W. O. Tatum, L, W.
Boykin and John Bell Towiil, charg
ed with defrauding the State in the
purchase of a lot of labels for the use
of the old State Dispensary when it
was in operation, John T. Earley, a
liquor house representative, Thurs
day testified that in the Spriag of
1 905 he talked with L. W. Boykin
and J. B. Towill, dispensi-.ry directors,
about the purchase of labels, suggest
ing that if they gave the or?er to
.\It. Weiskopf of Cincinnati it would
mean money in Barley's pocket.
That subsequently Commissioners
Tatum and Boykin went to Cincinnati
company with M. A. Goodman and
Barley met them at the Grand Cen
tral depot; that together they sub
sequently went to the office of Nivis
son, Weiskopf & Co. to discuss the
matter of labels with them, that the
agreement to give the big job of lith
ographing to the firm was made; that
subsequently-Earley received as one
third ci the net profit of the deal a
check for $6,534; that Goodman told
him that he had paid Boykin $3,000,
Tatum $300, somthing to Towill, and
something to W. J. McCartha, anoth
ei dispensary employe.
Here is the substance of Earley's
Q. What business are you engag
ed in, Mr. Earley? A. At present in
the wholesale liquor business.
Q. Salesman for a wholesale liquor
business? A. Yes, sir.
Q. What liquor house do you sell
for? A. The Flelshmann company.
Q. Did you ever have occasion to
sell any liquor to the State dispen
sary? A. Yes, sir.
Q. While you were offering these
liquors for sale, did you ever come to
Columbia to see ab?ut it? A. Yes,
Q. Mr. Earley, state whether or
not you were in the city of Colum
bia during the year 1905? A. Yes,
Q. Who was on the board of di
rectors of the dispensary at that time,
do you recall? A. I think it was
John' Bell Towill and Whit Boykin
and Hub Evans.
Q. John Bell Towill L. W. Boy
kin and H. H. Evans? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Mr. Barley, while you were vis
iting Columbia during the year 1 905,
did you have any conversation with
Mr. Towill or Mr. Boykin, or Mr.
Goodman, any of them, in reference
to purchasing labels? A. Yes, sir;
I spoke to him about it.
Mr. Lyon: Well, sir, was the mat
ter of purchasing labels discussed
there? A. 1 told him that I had a
friend who was interested on some
labels, yes, sir.
Q. Did you tell him who that
friend was? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Who was it? A. Nivisson-Wels
kopf company of Cincinnati.
Q. Was Mr. Goodman also interest
ed in the order? A. Yes, sir.
Mr. Lyon: Mr. Earley, were Mr.
Goodman and Mr. Bowkin and your
self, were yon together at any time
for the purpose of discussing this
purchase of labels? ,A(. Yes, sfr;
we spoke about it together.
Q. Was Mr. Tatum present at any
time that this label matter came up
before you all? A. In Columbia?
Q. Well, anywhere else? A. I
could not say positively whether he
entered into any conversation on the
label question at all.
Q. Was he present when any com
versation took place? A. I could not
say that positively.
Q. Did you meet Mr. Tatum in Cin
cinnati on that occasion? A. Yes,
Q. With Mr. Boykin and Mr. Good
man? A. Yes. sir.
Q. Were any labels purchased
from Nivisson Weiskopf company on
that occasion? A. Yes. sir.
Mr. Lyon: Mr. Earley, 'state
whether or not yop had a conversa
tion with Mr. Boykin in the city of
Columbia in regard to this label
j transaction? A. Yes, sir.
j Q. What was the conversation? A.
As I repeated before, I was interest
ied in selling labels for a friend of
i mine who had submitted a bid to the
I State dispensary, and I would have
l liked to see him buy the labels.
Q. What else did you tell Mr. Boy
; kin? A. I do not remember what else
, I said to him.
Q. State whether or not you told
him that you could make some mon-j
j ey out of it? A. To the .best of my
knowledge I told him that. I could
make some money if they bought
! the labels from the Nivission-Weis
' kopf company.
Q. You could make some money
out of it? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Now, Mr. Earley, as a result of
'that conversation, what did you do?
Where did you go when you left Co
lumbia? A. I made a trip and re
Q. Your home is in Cincinnati? A.
Q. Did you ever have a conversa
i tion with the board of directors? A.
I spoke with Mr. Towill and Mr. Boy
Q. About what? A. About secur
ing an order for labels.
Q. Were there any bids or any
thing of that sort before the board
or sketches or anything of that sort?
A. Yes, sir; Nivissor.-Weiskopf com
pany of Cincinnati sent them a bid.
Q. Mr. Earley, state whether or
not it was discussed in your pres
ence by Mr. Boykin or Mr. Towill
that these sketches were sent from
Nivission-Weiskopf company? A. Yes,
Q. Mr. Earley, state whether or
not, subsequent to your conversation
you had in Columbia, if Mr. Boykin
and Mr. Tatum went to Cincinnati?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. In whose company were they
when they arrived in Cincinnati? A.
M. A. Goodman.
Q. Where did you find them in
Cincinnati? A. Goodman telegraph
ed me to meet him?
Q. Never mind what Goodman did;
where did you meet them? A. Grand
Q. From there where did you go?
A. I am not pretty positive?It has
been four or five years ago?
Q. Did you or not go on that oc
casion to Nivison-Weiskopf company's
place of business? A. Yes, sir.
Q. For what purpose did you go
there? A. They said they were go
ing to buy bettle supplies and labels.
Q. And you went to the Nivison
Weiskopf company? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did Mr. Boykin go? A. Yes,
Q. Mr. Tatum go? A. Yes, sir.
Q. And Mr. Goodman? A. Yes,
Q. And yourself? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did you discuss the label mat
ter going along there or during the
day, at the iNivisson-Weiskopf com
pany? A. Well we spoke about it in
a general way.
Q. And you were going there to
make a contract for labels? A. Yes,
Q. Well, was there a contract en
tered into there? A. I do not know
whether it was made there or signed
there or1 signed here.
Q. Was there any agreement or
understanding about buying the lab
els there that day? A. Mr. Goodman
Q. Never mind what Mr. Good
man told you. Mr. Earley, were
those sketches made in Cincinnati at
the time you weia discussing the
matter with Weiskopf? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Mr. Earley, what proportion of
the profits were you to receive? A.
1 was to receive one-third.
Q. One-third? A. Yes,- sir.
Q. State whether or not that is a
check you received in payment of the
profit? (Handing paper to witness.)
.Mr Johnstone: We object now,
unless these men knew it, your hon
The Court: I will let him answer
Mr. Lyon: Is that the check, Mr.
Earley? A. Yes, sir.
Col. Nelson: $6,500, is it not, Mr.
Mr. Welch: $6.534.
Mr. Lyon: We offer this check in
Mr. Lyon: iufe. Earley, you had
this conversation with Mr. Goodman?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What did Mr. Goodman ten you
on that occasion? A. He told me a
short while afterwards he paid Mr.
Mr. Raysor: I object to that, on
this ground, that it was not in fur
therance of this conspiracy. He said
it was several months afterwards, he
paid money out.
Mr. Lyon: I will ask the question
a little bit differently. Mr. Earley,
with reference to this conversation
with Mr. Goodman and yourself,
when was this check of $6,500 and
odd dollars paid you? A. It was af
ter the labels had been shipped and
Q. After the labels had been ship
ped and paid for that you got the
check? A. Yes, sir.
Q. When was this conversation
had between you and Mr. Goodman;
was it before you received the check?
A. Which conversation do you refer
Q. When' he told you ho had paid
Mr. Boykin $3,000. A. it was prev
ious to the check.
Q. About how many months after
they were in Cincinnati? A. Well,
1 do not know positively. I will say
Q. Within a week after they left
Cincinnati? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Now. Mr. Earley, you state that
Mr. Goodman told you that he had
paid Mr. Boykin $3,000 ? A. Yes,
Q. Or an amount in that neighbor
hood ? A. Yes, isr.
Q. Did he say whether or not he
paid Mr. Tatum anything? A. He
said he paid Mr. Tatum $300.
Mr. Raysor: We object to that.
Mr. Lyon: Did he say whether he
paid Mr. Towill anything? A. Yes,
. sir; lie said he paid him some
amount; I do not know the exact
Mr. Tlmmerman: We object
Mr Lyon: Did he tell you whether
I he paid anybody else anything or
i not? A. He told me he paid another
j party some money, a Mr. Mac k.
Q. Was it McCartha? A. I think
Q. What relation was McCartha to
.Mr. Tlmmerman: We object to
that, your honor. Mr. McCartha is
Mr. Lyon: The indictment, your
honor, stated that he paid various
sums to Towill, Boykin, and other
persons to the jurors unknown.
Q. Mr. Earley, state whether or not
Mr. Goodman, at this conversation to
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New Orleans Police Sajptct Yoaog Wo-?
mm el Several Crimes.
SAID TO BE DRUG FIEND
Annie Crawford, Arrested for Mur
der of Young Sister by Use of Mor
phine.?Three Other Members of
Her Family Died Mysteriously in
Last Fifteen Months.
A young woman of French-Amer
ican extraction, under arrest for the
murder of a younger Bister, whose
life was insured in her favor, Thurs
day night admitted to the district
attorney thac she had administered
morphine to the girl but had done so
Three other members of the Craw
ford family have died under cyster
ious circumstances within the past
fifteen months, and Annie Crawford
was the beneficiary named in the in
surance policies on the li:fe of each.
The poliiies she held on all four
amounted to only $1,750, however.
The police say she spent nearly all
the money on clothes.
Elise Crawford died suddenly list
.Saturday, and under citcurastances
so suspicious that the coroner had
the contents of the stomach analyz
ed by an expert chemist. The find
ing of traces of "morphine was fol
lowed by the arrest of the sister. The
authorities indicated that the bodies
of the three other members of the
family would be exhumed for a sim
District Attorney Adams declined
to state whether he contemplated
charging Annie Crawford with the
murder of all four members of the
family but he dictated the following
statement to the Associated Press:
"It was established Thursday that
Annie Crawford is a drug fiend and
probably is addicted to morphine.
It Is also established that Annie
Crawford had access during the past
three weeks to morphine and was ia
a position to obtain it in practically
any quantity during that period.
During her indisposition Elise Craw
ford ? complained that her food and
drink were doped. I have charged
Annie Crawford with the murder of
her sister Elise."
(For five hours Thursday the Craw
ford woman was under examination
by the police. She stoutly maintain
ed innocence and appeared cool and
unconcerned throughout. She is al
leged to have made numerous contra
dictory statements and when con
fronted with evidence tending to in
criminate her she would declare.
again and again, "tisn't so."
Annie Crawford also holds and In
surance policy on the life of her
younger sister Gertrude, w ao told <he
district attorney Thursday that she
was afarald of her sister.
In one fifth of a cupful of the
contents of Elise Crawford's stomach
Dr. A. L. Metz, the city chemist
found 3 and 1-2 grains of morphine,
sufficient to kill two persons.
The first of the Crawford house
hold to die was .Mary Agnes Crawford
sister of the prisoner. Her death
occurred June 25, 1910, suddenly,
Hupj?jsedly of acute meningitis. Three
weeks later, July 15, 1910, her fath
er died, uremic poisoning being given
as the cause. After an interval of
two weeks, or, on July 29, 1910, her
mother died. Iu her case uremic poi
soning was also given as the cause.
Annie Crawford held insurance
policies on the lives of the deceased
in the following sums:
Walter C. Crawford, father $800;
Mrs. Crawford, mother, $400; Mary
Agnes Crawford, sister, $300; EMso
Crawford, sister, $250. She collect
ed the insurance in each case except
that of ho:- sister Elise, payment of
which was withheld pending receipt
of the certificate of death. On Mon
day morning following her sister's
death, Annie made demand on the
insurance company for the money.
On that day she also went to the
railroad office where her sister had
been employed as stenographer and
collected $45 due tho deceased.
which we referred, stated that he
paid Mr. McCartha some money? A.
Q. Do ycu know who Mr. McCartha
is or was? A. He was at one time
connected with the dispensary, but I
do not know exactly what year it was.
Mr. Lyon: Mr. Barley, state wheth
er or not the amount of money paid
Mr. Boykin and Towill and others
was fo rthe purpose of securing the
business or was it a part of the pro
fits of which you received one-third?
A. It was not from the profits that
I received the third.no.
Q. State whether or not. it was ex
penses for securing the business? ;
Mr. Nelson: We object, that has
no reference to this.
Mr. Lyon: State whether or not
this amount was stated to bo the ex
penses of securing the business down
here? A. Goodman says it was the
Mr. Lyon: Mr. Earley, how long
did Mr. Tat urn and Mr. Boykin re
main in Cincinnati, so far as you
know? A. A couple of days, I think.
Q. Mr. Earley, did you go out with
Mr. Tatum and Mr7 Boykin on tho
night they were there, and with Mr.
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