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Djpirtaeat of Agricalturt hsaes Bear
ish Report About Cotton.
CROP IS BIG IN TEXAS
The Government Agricultural Offi
. .cials Again Guessing at the Size of
the Cotton Crop, Claiming Now
That it Is Nearly Fourteen Mil
The cotton crop of the growing
6eason of 1911, which early in the
year, gave indications that it would
be one of the largest in the history
of the industry, will approximate 13,
868,337 bales of 500 pounds or about
200,000 bales more than the record
This, says a report from Washing
tun, was indicated by the final condi
tion report of the department of
agriculture on Monday at noon
which showed the crop to be 71.1
per cent of normal on September 25.
While there were declines in the!
?condition in most '.States there was!
an improvement of 2 per cent, in
Texas and 1 per cent, in North Car
With an indicated yield of 195
pounds to the acre, as unofficially es
timated from Monday's condition fig
ures, and the planted area, the 1911
crop undoubtedly will go down as the
higgest on record.
The estimated production of cot
ton, based on the condition figures
of Monday's report shows the crop
cf Texas to be almost 1,000,000
tales more than last year.
Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Lou
isiana and Mississippi showed good
increases, while South Carolina, show
ed a decrease.
The estimated production, reckon
ed by the department of agriculture
official method from the crop report
ing board's condition figures with
comparison of last year by States
Virginia. . . . 17,400 ' 14,815
North Carolina 729,600 726,S50
South Carolina 1,121,800 1,191,929
Georgia. . . .2,078,200 1,820,610
Florida. . . . 74,000 60,049
Alabama. . . .1,373,800 1,223,285
.Mississippi. . .i,420,800 1,306,668
Louisiana. . . 4S9.400 255,733
Arkansas. . .1,019,100 847,874
Tennessee. . . 34S.700 349,470
Missouri. . . . 70,600 62,159
Oklahoma. . . 960,300 958,955
California. . . 8,200 6,186
The estimate bassed on the reports
of the correspondents and agents of
the bureau gives the condition of the
cotton crop on September 25 was 71.1
per cent, of a normal, as compared
with 73.2 per cent, on August 25,
1911, 65.9 per cent, on September
25, 1910, 58.5 per cent, on Septem
ber 25, 1909, and 66.5 per cent., the
average of the past ten years on Sep
Comparisons of conditions by the
Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Aug.
25, 25, 25, 25?10 25.
1911. 1910. 1909. yr. av. 19111
Va. . .87 78 71 75 96
N. C. .77 72 70 72 76
S. C. .73 70 70 71 74
Ga.. .79 68 71 71 81
Fla.. .75 66 67 70 S5
Ala.. . 73 67 62 67 SO
Miss. .62 63 53 67 70
La.. .66 51 39 63 C9
Tex. .71 63 52 . 61 6S
Ark. .70 6S 54 67 7S
Tenn..77 73 68 73 SS
Mo. . .80 75 72 74 SS
Okla. .60 70 55 6S 62
Cal. .100 90 . . . . 100
U. 8. .71.1 65.9 5S.5 66.5 73.2
For the purpose of comparison, the
condition of.the cotton crop in the
United States monthly, taken on the
15th of the month, for the past ten
years, is given below:
May June July Aug. Sep.
1911 .87.1 S2.2 S9.1 72.2 . . .
1910 .82.0 80.7 75.5 72.1 65.9\
1909 .81.1 74.6 71.9 63.7 58.
190S .79.7 SI.2 S3.0 76.1 69.7
1907 .70.5 72.0 75.0 72.7 67.7
190G .S4.6 S3.3 S2.9 77.3 71.6
1903 .77.2 77.0 74.9 72.1 71.2
1904 .83.0 SS.O 91.6 S4.1 75.S
1903 .74.1 77.1 7S.7 SI.2 65.lj
1902 .95.1 84.7 SI.9 54.0 5S.3j
1901 .81.5 81.1 77.2 71.4 61.4
Average 1901 and
1910 SO.9 SO.O 79.4 73.5 66.5
DAVIS HELD IX JAIL.
Charged With Having Dangerously
Shot Boy Named Paris.
A man named John R. Davis was
brought to Gaffney Monday night and
lodged in jail, charged with having
shot a boy named Parris in the Keg
town section of this county Monday.
Information was received that the1
trouble had occurred, and JeputyJ
Sheriff Lockhart at once went to the !
scene, returning Monday night. It is
stated that Parris- condition is erit-j
ical, although it is impossible to say
yet just how badly he is injured. The
cause of the trouble is a mystery.
Davis is prominent, owning consider
able property. He is now in jail held
without bond pending a investigation
of Parris' injuries.
Championship Balloon Races.
IA11 is in readiness at Kansas City
for the start of the big international
balloon race today.
He Died Unrecognized by Anyone in
thi- Large Crowd That Rushed to
Unrecognized oy a single person In
the curious throng that rushed to
his aid, Rear Admiral W'infield Scott
Schley, U. S. N., retired, fell dead
in front of the Berkeley lyceum on
west Forty-fourth street, New York,
on Monday afternoon. The death of
this notable figure in the naval his
tory Of the nation was for the mo
ment that of an unknown man in a
The Admiral's sudden death is at
tributed to cerebral hemorrhage
which attacked him shortly after he,
with Mrs. Schley reached New
York that morning from a visit to
Mount Kisco and had called at the
New York Yacht club for his mail.
As the Amdiral was walking
through west Forty-fourth street, a.
passerby who saw him gtagger grasp
ed his way quickly through the crowd
Despite the strangers service, how
ever, the admiral fell helpless to
the street and a physician who press
bis way quickly through the crowd
pronounced him dead.
There was a gash over his right
eye where his forehead had wtruck
the sidewalk. A slight fracture of
the frontal bone had ensued, but
surgeons who examined the body ex
pressed disbelief that this injury in
any way resulted in his death.
His identity was established by
letters and papers found in his pock
ets and from an inscription In his
gold watch which had been present
ed to the admiral by his native State
of Maryland "for his heroism and
memorable service in rescuing Lieut.
A. W. Greely, U. S. A., find six rom
rades from death at Cape Sabine in
the artic region on June 22,1884."
The spot where Admiral Schley
died is in the very heart of New
York's club district and members of
these organizations were thickly
clustered around and soon establish
ed the identification of the famous
commander who figured so promi
nently in the naval engagement of
1S9S at Santiago.
The body was taken to the nearest
police station. After the usual for
malities permission was given for the
removal of the~body to the Hotel Al
gonquin, where Admiral Schley made
his home while in the city. As the
body was bourne forth to the wait
ing conveyance the throng about the
station stood with bared heads.
Bluejackets from the Brooklyn
navy yard who had been summoned
furnished an escort, their command
er being C. M. Devalen, a recruiting
officer, who was with Admiral Schley
on the cruiser Brooklyn at the bat
tle of Santiago.
One of tbe admiral's sons, Dr.
Winfield Scott Schley, Jr., reached
the scene before the body was re
moved. A message conveying the
sad news to the admiral's other son,
Capt. T. F. Sohley, at Fort Logan,
Denver, Col., was dispatched.
Admiral Schley was born in Fred
erick county, Maryland, in 1839. Af
ter graduating from Annapolis in
IS60 and serving during the War of
Secession in minor capacities, he was
commissioned in 1866 as lieutenant
During the Spanish American war
Schley, in the absence of Sampson,
fought the Spanish fleet, which at
tempted to escape from Santiago
harbor and destroyed it with his
fleet of half a dozen ships.
WERE KILLED IN MIXES.
.Mutiny in Prison Results in Death
of Three Convicts.
As a result of a mutiny of pris
oners at the Brushy Mountain mines,
a branch of the Tennessee State pen
itentiary, which began three days
ago, three negro convicts are dead.
Two were shot while in the mines,
the third, an innocent bystander
died of wounds received during the
battle in one of the dormotories. The
mutiny which started Thursday a. m.
when the convicts refused to work,
is thought, to have ended Sunday
with the promise of the prisoners to
resume their tasks as usual Monday.
Despite the promise, an extra force
of guards has been placeJ in the
POISONED BY ICE CItEAM.
Two Families in Sumter County Made
Fourteen persons in the families of
Alva and Frank McCoy near Oswego.
and four servants, were made seri
ously ill after eating ice cream last
Friday night. Two of the parties
were critically ill for^a time. Dr.
C. .1. Lemon of Sumter, with nurses,
went Sunday to attend the sufferers.
Dr. Lernen reported Monday night
that his patients are much better, and
he has reason to believe that they
are ail on the road to recovery. He
thinks they suffered with ptomaine
poisoning, and that the ice cream
caused the sickness.
Cotton Worm Plays Havoc.
A strange worm, which made its
appearance a few days ago, is work
ing havoc in the late cotton fields
of Gaston county, N. C, stripping
entire fields, as they come, of both
leaves and unopened bolls.
DAMAGE BY ARMY WORM
COTTON CATERPILLER PUTS IN
A. F. Conradi, State Entomologist,
Thinks Late Appearance of Worm
Will Save the Cotton Crop.
The State says many cotton fields
in the Piedmont section of the
IState have .been stripped of the
leaves and the tender fruit greatly
damaged 'by the cotton caterpillar,
commonly known as the "army
worm." Owing to the late appear
ance of the caterpillar the cotton
crop will not be seriously damaged
is the opinion of A. F. Conradi, the
Sta,te entomologist, who is located
at the experiment station at Clem
son College. The caterpillar has
made its appearance in several coun
ties and many fields have been at
In response to a telegram from
The State Mr. Conradi made the fol
lowing statement as to the cater
"The cotton caterpillar is rapidly
increasing in this State. This pest
has created havoc in the western and
central sections of the cotton belt.
Reports received indicate that the.
caterpillar has appeared in the
northern, central and eastern sec
tion:; of South Carolina. Owing to
its late appearance no serious dam
age is expected to the cotton crop.
Cotton opening at present will suf
fer little. Late cotton should in
most cases be 'treated with Paris
green, dusted at rate of two and one
half pounds per acre. It can be
mixed ten times its weight with
slacked lime, and dusted from mus
f,\ can make no prediction as to
the effect on the cotton crop for next
yeai before the end of the week."
A. G Smith, of the United States
office of farm management sent sev
eral of the caterpillars to Mr. Con
radi for examination. A complete re
port as to how to exterminate the
insect will be issued later.
According to reports received in
Columbia the octton caterpillar first
mace its appearance a week ago. Mr.
Smith was inspecting several farms
in Greenville county on Monday a
week ago. He found the caterpillars
on some cotton. Several days later
the field was completely stripped of
JPaseph Shelor, a well konwn- at
torney of Walhalla, was among the
visitors in Columbia the other day.
He said that many fields had been
damaged by the caterpillar in Oc
onee county. He said 'that the worm
first made its appearance in that
county a week ago and that within
three days all the leaves had disap
peared from several cotton fields in
A report from Charlotte Monday
night stated that, a strange worm
which made its appearance a few
days ago in Gaston county, N. C,
was working havoc in the late cot
DEATH LIST MUCH REUDCED.
The Flood Victims Now Said to he
Over One Hundred.
A dispatch from Austin, Pa., says
twsnty-flve dead, 86 missing and be
lieved to be buried beneath the debris
is the official census of Austin's loss
of life in the flood of Saturday. It
is conceded, however, that several, if
not many, visitors and strangers were
ir. town that day and undoubtedly
perished. Including them and allow
ing for inevitable errors in compila
tion, the total of dead prolrably will
Twenty-one of the twenty-four'bod
ies recovered have been identified and
of the missing hope is etertained that
some may be accounted for. The prob
lem of Austin is to recover her dead
from the thousands of tons of debris
choking the narrow valley.
To do so, before it is necessary
tc burn the ruins to save the living
from an epidemic an army of labor
must reach the town within the next
3 6 hours, officials say. Otherwise
the torch may transform the wreck
age into the pyre of most of those
who have perished.
HYDE ASKS FOR BAPTISM.
Condemned Man Would Join Church
Before Mis Execution.
A dispatch from Anderson says
Samuel Hyde, the young white nun
who slew his wife and her father on
July IS, and who is under sentence
to hang on October 20, has professed
conversion and has addressed a let
ter to the congregation of the First
Baptist Church, asking that he be
baptised and received as a member
o? that church. Judge Prince, who
was the presiding Judge and who
passed sentence on Hyde, is now in
Conway, Horry County, holding
Court. A letter from a committee
of the Baptist Church has been for
warded* asking for an order allow
ing Hyde to be taken from the jail
to the church for baptism.
Thrown from Motorcycle.
At Danville, Va., Lewis Cook, a
white rural letter carrier, married
and aged 29, died Monday from a
fracture of the skull sustained by
being thrown from his motorcycle
when he ran into a rope stretched
across a street undergoing repairs.
JURG, S. C, THURSDAY, OC
iVfRY SAD TALE,
Woman Tells Haw She Met and Harri
ed Rer Bad Chinese Hosbaod.
SHE WAS BIS TEACHER
"Was Once a Missionary, and Worked
Among the Chinese Before Her
Marriage to Charlie Song, Who
Now Deals in Opium and Made
Her Lead Immoral Life.
Government officials recently raid
ed four shops in the Chinese quar
ters of Newirk, N. J., and sein
ed six thousand dollars worth of
crude opium. The raid followed the
Federal agents' arrest of a China
man on a ferryboat going from Jer
sey City to New York Friday night;
he had $1,500 worth of opium in a
Four Chinamen, one Charlie Song,
and an American woman, Mrs. Char
lie Seng, were taken, but Mrs. Char
lie Song was permitted to go free.
It is hinted that the first arrest and
the raid were made possible by in
formation she gave.
Mrs. Song declared she is weary
of "the life of white slavery" she
has been leading to which Charlie
Seng forced her to descend after she
had been a Methodist missionary
among the Chinese of Newark. She
charged, too, that Song has been try
ing to poison her recently; that he
forced her to eat butter which, judg
ing from its effects, she thinks was
In a shop. No. 15 Lafeyatte street,
and in three others in what is known
as the Chinese Arcade, in an alley
off Mulberry street, they arrested Bat
Ling, a merchant, aged twenty-five,
who claimed a residence in New
York; Charlie Lum, forty-six; Char
lie Song, flft3'-seven, and Ming On,
twenty-nine. Charlie Song and his
white wife were at No. 2 Arcade.
In all four shops ordum was found
in cans that had paid duty when or
iginally imported full of opium, and
had .been properly stamped by the
Government. More than two hun
dred and fifty such cans that had been
used and empty were found in the
cellar of one of the shops raided.
The Federal law forbids refilling
the cans under a heavy penalty.
United States Commissioner Jones
held Ling, who is said to be the ring
leader of a gang of opium smugglers,
in $2,500 bail, the others in $2,000
bail each. The woman was not taken
Mrs. Charlie Song said her maiden
name was Mabel A. Weis, that she is
the daughter of a prosperous farmer
of Washington, Warren County, N.
J (She married a man named Way
ton, who died four months later, j
Then she went to Newark and join
ed the Centenary Methodist Episco
pal Church, one of the leading
Methodist churches of the city. She
said she took up misisonary wo.rk
among the Chinese pupils of the
church's branch Sunday school
There she met Charlie Song seven
years ago; he was intelligent and
seemed particularly anxious to be
taught religion, and, incidentally
English. She fell in love with him
and listened more readily to his im
portunities to marry him, because,
she said, she hoped to accompany him
to China, and with his aid to find
larger fields for her missionary work.
The Rev. George H. Dowknott, No.
90 Madison street, this city, married
her to Song in 1905, Mrs. Song said.
ISong had professed Christianity
and for several months they traveled
together doing missionary work.
Then Song opened a tea store in Ne\
ark; quickly reverting to paganism,
his wife said, and made a slave of
her to be disposed of as he saw fit to
Iiis friends and customers. Be cause
she rebelled he tried to poison her,
MAN TOOK FATAL DRUG.
Samuel Brown of Kingstrce Found
Dead in His Bed.
At Kingstree on Sunday night Sam
uel Brown, a young man of about 25
years, ended his life by taking a bot
tle of morphine, lie was found dead
io his bed Monday morning. Sunday
he went to his room as usual, and
nothing in his conduct indicated that
he had even considered taking of life,
but Monday morning his absence
from work excited the interest of his
friends and relatives, and on forcing
the door to his bedroom it was dis
covered that he had been dead sev
eral hours. Notes of farewell, pre
sumably written just before he took
the fatal drug, to his -mother, Mrs.
Richard Brown, and to his brother, j
John Brown who was in business at;
Kingstree, were found beside him.
To his mother he wrote that he was
sorry to leave her, but that she must
not worry about him, and to his
brother, John, lie wrote that he re
gretted he could not stay to help
him through the busy season.
Whole Family Murdered.
At Monmouth, 111., William E.
Dawson, his wife and one daughter,
were found in their beds Sunday, the
skulls of each crushed in. Dawson
was the caretaker of the First Pres
byterian church, and when he failed
to open the building for services his
friends went to his house and found
the tragedy. \
STRIKE RIOTERS FIGHT
PITCHED BATTLE IX RAILWAY
YARDS AT McCOMB CITY. .
Military Companies Called and the
Troops Are to Take Charge.?
Several Hundred Shots Exchanged.
In a pitched /battle in the freight
yards of the Illinois Central railroad
at McComib City, Miss., between the
strikers and strike-breakers late on
Tuesday, several persons are report
ed to have been killed and others
wounded. Gov. Noel ordered out
troops at 7:30 o'clock that night and
two militia companies are hurrying
to the scene.
Adjt. Gen. Fridge, with a squad of
the Caipital Guards, left on a special
train for Brookhaven, where he
will be joined by the Brookhaven
and Natchez companies. They ex
pect to reach McComb and take
charge of the town.
Details of the .fight in the McComb
yards are difficult to secure. The
special train bearing the strikebreak
ers contiuued on its journey to New
Orleans, ? where it was stated that
none was killed.
Citizens of Magnolia state that
when the train passed there at full
speed every coach window was
broken and no one was visible at
the openings, the strike-breakers ly
j ing prone on the floor to keep from
being fired on.
Several hundred shots were ex
changed during the hostilities and
among the strikers there were nu
merous bruised and broken heads.
Many of the wounded were car
ried to the headquarters of the strik
ers and physicians summoned, but It
has been impossible to learn the ex
tent of their injuries. It is reported
thait several will die.
Scores of telegrams and telephone
messages have been pouring into the
governor's office appealing for help:
The governor was informed by the
authorities at McComb that order
could he restored only by the declara
tion of martial law.
Gov. Noel acted promptly, order
ing Adjt. Gen. Fridge to get at least
two local companies in readiness for
service at the earliest possible mo
The fight in which a large number
are believed to have been killed and
wounded occurred at the freight shed,
about half a mile south of the de
pot, closely following the first en
counter of the afternoon.
The train bearing the strike
breakers had pulled down to 'the
freight shed and was standing on a
side track. Over 100 strikers im
mediately assembled, words were ex
changed and police started, when, it
is claimed, a strikebreaker hurled a
brick among the strikers.
Immediately a fusillade of shots
followed. The strikers were in near
ly every cast armed with pistols,
and they opened fire on the coach
windows at which the heads of the
strikebreakers could be seen. Sev
eral fell after the first volley was
The occupants of the coaches im
mediately got under the seats and
' returned the fire through the coach
windows, keeping well scattered. Oc
casionally when a strikebreaker
bolder than the rest, raised his head
above 'the danger line lie was greet
ed with a shower of .bullets and oth
The battle raged for fully twenty
?minutes. Finally the engineer in
charge of the train made a dash for
his locomotive, managed to get
aboard, while the bullets were flying
thick about his head, opened the
throttle and pulled out at full speed.
The train did not stop at any
points south of McComb. Realizing
the gravity of the situation and an
ticipating that the strikers would at
tack .the machine shops where SO
strikebreakers were barricaded dur
ing the night, citizens deserted the
streets early in the evening.
Adjutant General Fridge was ac
companied on the special train by
a posse of United States deputy mar
shals hastily organized by Marshal
SOUTH CAROLINA WINS.
Takes Militia Championship in Hud
son River Races.
A dispatch from New York says
in a choppy ebb tide and cross wind
on the Hudson river Saturday the
South Carolina crew of ten men won
the militia championship of the Unit
ed States. The South Carolinians
with Lieut. M. S. Sullivan as cox
swain got their cutter three lengths
ahead of the New York's men boat.
Ohio finished third. The Massachu
setts crew was fourth and the New
Jersey crew last. The New York
crew led for three-fourths of the
two mile course, but the Southerners
hit up the pace in the final quarter,
rowing 44 to the minute, and won
Wants His Name Changed.
"My mail is usually read by three
of four persons in town before it
reaches me, and I want my name
changed," is John Anderson's plea to
the supreme court. His home is in
Jamestown, N. Y., and the population
of that place is made up largely of
Swedes and there are forty-six John
Andersons in the city directory. His
plea will be granted by giving him a
middle initial which will differentiate
him from the other forty five in the
same town. 1
mm IN CONTROL
EXPERT'S ENEMIES TAKEN OFF
McCabe Resigns und Dunlap, Other
Alleged Defender of Adulterants,
Given Vacation L'nlil Taft Returns.
In a sudden succession of orders
at Washington an initial move in the
expected reorganization of the de
partment of agriculture, George P.
McCabe, a department solicitor, Mon
day was retired from the pure food
and drug board. F. L. Dunlap, as
sociated chemist, closely identified
with McCabe, was allowed leave of
absence until the president's return
and Harvey W. Wiley, chief chem
ist, left apparently in supreme com
mand of the board. Dr. R. E. Doo
little, of New York, was temporar
ily appointed to the board to suc
ceed Mr. McCabe.
These changes were announced on
Monday by James Wilson, secretary
of agriculture, following a confer
ence with Dr. Wiley, who has been
on a long vacation. They were deem
en Inevitable in view of personal an
tagonism aired before a congression
al committee the past summer and
Dr. Wiley's exoneration by President
Taft, after Attorney General Wicker
sham, whose views were alligned
with those of Secretary Wilson and
Solicitor McCabe, had recommended
Dr. Wiley's removal -frcm olfice be
cause of a teachnical irregularity in
appointive methods, the responsibil
ity for which he denied.
The pure food and drug board is
the agency '."hich passes upon many
important c_ses arising under the
enforcement of the pure food law.
Dr. Wiley, on the one hand, and ?o
licitor McCabe and Dr. Dunlap on
the other, were the members of the
board. Dr. Wiley declared that he
was usualiy outvoted and made a
number of sensational statements in
the investigation of the controver
sy. Smarting under the frequent
overrulings of his views wherin he
held food products deleterious to
health, he told a congressional com
mittee that he regarded hi? asso-l
ciate, Dr. Dunlap, as his superior of
Secretary Wilson's brief announce
ment of the change stated that So
licitor McCabe voluntarily resigned
and that his resignation had been
Dr. Dunlap was acting chairman
cf the board when Dr. Wiley was ab
sent from Washington. Whether Dr.
Dunlap will return to his duties on
the board was not stated. His tem
porary withdrawal was attributed of
ficially to the fact that he is to take
the customary four weeks vacation;
but Secretary Wilson stated that Dr.
Dunlap would not return until af
ter President Taft had returned to
T" place of Solicitor McCabe, to
se e with Dr. Wiley on the board,
Secretary Wilson appointed Dr. Doo
littie, long a member of the bureau
of chemistry force and now head of
that bureau substation in New York.
Dr. Wiley and Mir. Doolittie will con
stitute the majority of the board for
the immediate future, the latter's
appointment being necessary to give
the board'? action legal effect.
The reasons for Solicitor McCabe's
resignation were not announced.
Secretary Wilson stated that Mr.
McCabe's duties as solicitor remain
unchanged, and under the general
provisions of the law, he will con
tinue to exercise an important con
trol over the enforcement of the pure
"There will be no permanent
changes in the department method
of enforcing the pure food law un
til President Taft has had an oppor
tunity to take the matter up in Wash
ington," said Secretary Wilson. "The
appointment of Dr. Doolittie will
simply continue the board operations
as at present, tip to the time when
President Taft returns."
WILL HAVE TO PAY IT.
Sellers Must Pay Mrs. Farmer Five
The Columbia State says Wade
Hampton Sellers must pay $",,000 to
Mrs. May W. Farmer for killing her
husband, James P. Farmer. This was
the verdict of the Richland county
court and the supreme court .Monday,
in a decision by Associate Justice
Woods, affirmed the verdict of the
In the Richland County court of
general session Sellers was acquitted
of the murder of Mr. Farmer, and
laier the common pleas court render
ed a verdict directing compensation
for the homicide.
The verdict of $.'.(1111) for the ben
efit of Mrs. Fanner and her children
was awarded against W. 11. Sellers
under the allegation that the homi
cide was committed "unlawfully,"
willfully, wontonly, recklessly, and
maliciously." The defense set up a
general denial, claiming that Sellers
shot Farmer in self-defense and in
the protection of his dwelling, and
that Sellers had l>een tried for the
killing of Farmer and had been ac
Falls One Hundred Feet.
Cromwell Dixon, who aviated
across the Rocky mountains last
Saturday, fell 100 feet at the inter
state fair grounds at Spokane, Mon
day, and received injuries which
caused his death. 1
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
PAID FOR SEAT
SlsphiDSon Admits Usirg Onr One
Haodred Tboasaod Dollars
IN PRIMARY ELECTION
In Which He Was Nominated to the
United States Senate as Senator
. . from Wisconsin, Yet He Swears He
Does Not Know How the Money
On the witness stand at Milwaukee.
Wis.,, before the senatorial inve
gating committe for three hours
answer charges that bribery and ?
rupt use of money had contrib;
to his election, United States Seni ;v
Isaac Stephenson Monday swore that
although he spent $107,793 in his
campaign, he had little knowledge
as to just how it was expended, ex
cept that it was net used in violation
of the lav/.
The details, he said, he had left to
his campaign managers. As an in
stance of his ignorance of just where
the money went he cited an item of
$11,000 for postage.
"Now," declared Senator Stephen
son, "I am president of more than a
dozen active industries in this State,
and. I have in my employe more than
3,000 men, some of whom have been
wiith me for 50 years. In them I
have every confidence.
"I do not pay any attention to the
details of these industries. Just so,
when my campaign for nomination
by the primaries in 1908 came up. I
could not lay awake nights, trying to
figure how the postage was used. I
gave sums of money to my manage-0
and told them to carry on a vigor
campaign and do everything to e'
me, except that they must keep w
in the law. I cautioned them not
violate the law in any particular,
far as I know, they obeyed me."
Citing proportionately large expen
ditures for advertising, 'buttons, lith
graphs, advertising in newspapers and
traveling expenses, the witness tes
tified, he frequently asked where so
much money was going, but on being
told it wns a close fight, and the State
had to be systematically canvassed to
elect him, he questioned the matter
Two points-, as being the position
of the "defense" in the inquiry which
h being conducted by a sub-commit
tee of the senate committee on privi
leges and elections, were made known
by Charles E. Littlefield, counsel for
Mr. Stephenson?one was that the
committee had no authority to inves
tigate the primary campaign of 1908
at which Mr. Stephenson was nomi
nated ;but must confine itself to ques
tioning whether the senator actually
expended money for his election by
the State legislature in 1908.
; He asserted that, all the money was
spent in the nomination and not a
dollar went to the election. Anotfc'
declaration was that Mr. Stephen
was elected by the legislature w
both houses voted separately Jaur
2(5, 1 909, and that the subsequ
election by the legislation jointly
March 4, 1 909, when three Demo
cratic meml>ers absented themselves
and so gave Mr. Stephenson a ma
jority was not necessary.
The committee announced that at
present it would net confine itself to
I any of the limitations Mr. Stephen
son declared he had given money
for campaign purposes to men who
afterward became candidates for tho
legislature and some of them were
elected, but he was not aware of their
candidacy when he gave them money.
"The record shows that you paid
to your managers one day $10,000
and a short time afterward gave them
$15,000 more," said Senator W. B.
Heyburn, ch iii man. Didn't you ever
I ask them what they were doing with
all that money?".
"No, only in a general way."
In October, 190.S, more than a
month after the election, you gave
one of your managers several thous
and dollars. Did you inquire as to
what he wanted it for?"
"No. I supposed it was for some
bill. They did not always present
bills promptly. In the same way, I
gave J. Earl Morgan, my son-in-law,
$2,5 00 for compaign expenses."
"Didn't you pay three Democratic
members or any one for absenting
themselves from the legislature on
\ March 4, 1 009, so that you could have
?'No. I never knew of any mem
ber having absented himself except
as I read it in the newspapers."
E, A. Edmunds, another election
manager, testified he knew of no
money having been illegally used in
Mr. Stephenson's election. The bill
I for advertising, he said, amounted to
$40,000. A check of 2, 500 had been
paid to J. W. Stone, State game war
den, on Mr. Stephenson's instruc
tions, he declared, but he did not
know to what use the money was put.
lr previous legislative investigatto"
it was brought out that Stone dist
buted money to deputy wardens.
The committee will resume t
hea~i:tgs tomorrow when some
Senator Stephenson's campaign wor..
ers will be examined.
Eight Chrildren Burned.
Eight children of Mr. and Mrs.
William Dias of Heshbon, Pa., rang
ing in age from 13 year;, to three
months, were burned to death Sundax
when fire destroyed their home. |