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fkite Wraai Accises While lai and
a Near? ef an Awral Crifle.
HOST FIENDISH TALE
The Storj, According to Reports, Is
Doubted, However, by Many People
at Cainhoy?Little Excitement at
Wando River Village Over Alleged
The News and Courier says Cain
Taoy, the little town at the further
ond of the Wando River which has
furnished so much news of a startling
nature in its history, now sends a
tale of a white woman criminally as
saulted a few miles from the village
and left on the public highway after
the deed was accomplished.
The woman is the wife of a well
known resident of Cainhoy and the
vicinity and she herself told the story
to Magistrate P. R. Donnelly, of
Cainhoy, according to reports from
the town iMonday morning. The crime
is said to have been committed on
Saturday night and as a result of the
woman's statements, it is reported
that steps have been .taken to place
a white man and his son and a negro
The stories which were told by peo
ple coming from Cainhoy were to the
effect that the white woman told a
tale of a heinous crime to Magistrate
Donnelly. She sai^i, according to the
reports, that she had been at home
Saturday night with only her baby
and that at about 10 o'clock some one
had rapped on the door. She said
they asked if her husband was in,
and, upon her replying to the con
trary, the men outside said: "You're
a d?n liar," and came into the
The woman said, according to the
reports, that when she found the
men meant to do her harm, she of
fered to give them $100 to spare her
life, and that they took this and took
$300 more from her. She is said to
have identified a negro as the man
to whom she handed the money.
There were several men in the crowd,
white and colored, according to her
The- men then took the woman, it is
alleged, out into the,woods and crim
inally afijjaultei her', keeping her in
the woods all night and placing her
on the road early in the morning.
The woman is said to have stated that
they bound her with ropes before tak
ing her from the house.
She went into Cainhoy, from which
place her home is about five miles dis
tant, and there told her story, She
Is said to have charged the two white
men and the nsgro with having part
in the affair. It is said that bad
hlood existed for some time between
the two white men and the negro on
one side and the woman's husband
on the other.
Although from the woman's re
ported story she had been most bru
tally attacked, it is said that out
wardly she shows no signs whatever
of injuries. This has led a number
of people to doubt the story, espec
ially in view of the emphatic denials
of the men concerned.
Contrary to what might be imag
ined, it is said that there Is not much
excitement In Cainhoy as the result
of the occurrence, ft is stated that
many people do not credit the alleged
victim's story, believing that she had
not been attacked at all, in view of
the fact that the woman's condition
is apparently normal and' that the
accused men so confidently deny the
' allegations. Latest reports from
Cainhoy stated that the three men
were being kept under guard, al
though they were not locked up. This
report could not bo confirmed.
CONDITIONS ARE APPALLING.
People in Asiatic Russia Suffer From
A dispatch from St. Petersburg,
Russia, says the sufferings experi
enced in tho famine of 1S91 are be
ing repeated in the province of Oren
burg and Tural territory. Asiatic
Russia, is famine str;cken. The in
habitants of these regions are flock
ing to towns, preparing for death and
begging for the adm'n'ttratlon of the
iast communion. Tbe crops in the
province of Orenburg are S6 per cent
below the average, and Eishop T. C.
Helyabinsk has issued an appeal to
the government asking aid for peas
Frozen to Death.
A flock of ducks, their feet frozen
to the ground, was found in a field
near Williams, Ind., during the re
cent blizzard. It is believed the
ducks had alighted in the field to
spend the night and that the sudden
change in temperature caused the
wet ground to freeze holding them
prisoners. Many of the birds were
caught by farmers in the vicinity,
who cut them loose from the ground
Convict Sees His Dying Babe.
Thomas Edgar Stripling, former
police chief of Danville, Va., and now
Georgia convict and inmate of the
state farm at Milledgevllle, in chains
and under guard, reached the home
of his wife at Columbus, Ga., and
embraced his dying baby.
FOUR BOYS WILL HANG
TWO OTHER BOYS GO TO STATE
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For a Most Brutal Murder Committed
on tile Outskirts of Chicago Sen
tence is Passed on Six Boys.
At Chicago four hoys were found
guilty of murder in the first degree
and sentenced to death and two oth
ers were sentenced to life imprison
ment by a jury Monday night for the
murder of a truck farmer on the out
skirts of the city a month ago.
The four sentenced to death are:
Edwald and Frank Shiblawski, Philip
Sommerling and Joseph Schultz. The
two sentenced to life imprisonment
were Frank Kita and Leo Suchomski,
both 16 years old. None of the four
on whom the jury visited the death
penalty is of age. The youngest of
them is 18 years old.
The boys robbed and killed Fred
W. Gruelzow in spite of his suppli
cation for life because he had a wife
and baby to support. All confessed.
Assistant State's Attorney Edward S.
Day made a unique closing argument
for the prosecution.
Grurlzow had nearly reached the
city with a load of garden products
when the six boys set on him, armed J
with two revolvers, two butcher
knives, a club and a hammer. He
alighted from' his wagon and was
struck down with the club.
He pleaded for his life, on his
knees, offering the boys all in his pos
session because he had a wifo and a
baby a month old at home but the
answer of the youths was to beat him
into unconsciousness with the club
and th9 hammer.
After the man was unconscious he
was stabbed four times with the
bitcher knives, the corpse was
dragged into a nearby thicket, a club
was jammed down the throat and sev
eral bullets were fired into the body.
The boys were arrested while try
ing to sell :.me of the booty. The
jury was ?ui only two hours and
only one ballot was taken in each
case. The youth of the two 16-year
oid boys was all that saved them
from hanging said the jurors.
The verdict calls down death upon
more persons than any other one
verdict in Cook county save that fol
lowing the Haymarket riot yearaago,
when the four anarchists convicted
of throwing bombs into the police
ranks were hanged from a., single
In 1904, Peter Niedermeyer, Har
vey Van Pine and Gustave Marks, all
about 20 years old, were hanged one
after the other in punishment for the
murder of eight persons.
CAUGHT ESCAPED CONVICT.
Got Out of the Penitentiary Over
Seventeen Years Ago.
The Greenville Piedmont says after
being through twenty states for
more than seventeen years since he
made his escape from the state pen
itentiary, Charlie Hawkins, alias
Jack Hawkins, was arrested at one
o'clock Monday morning by Sheriff
J. Perry Poole and Deputy Sheriff,
John Hunsinger at Laurel Creek,
about 5 miles from the city, and at 2
o'clock the notorious negro prisoner
was placed safely behind the big iron
bars at the county jail. Hawkins es
caped from the state penitentiary at
Columbia in 1892, more thas seven
teen years ago after serving six years
of his fifteen-year sentence.
Charlie Hawkins was tried and
convicted of assault with intent to J
ravish at the March term of court in I
Greesville county in 1886,,and sen-!
tenced to serve a term of fifteen
years in the state penitentiary, and
after serving six years of his fifteen
year sentence he escaped from the
prison walls and has since been a
free man. The prisoner says he has
been in about twenty-five different
states and has done all kinds ofj
NEGRO KILLS ANOTHER NEGRO.
Eugcno Moseley Shoots Brutus Eu
banks at Barnwell.
At Barnwell Eugene Moseley, a
negro, shot and almost instantly kill
ed Brutus Eubanks. another negro, at
the Suthern depot Sunday evening at
about 7 o'clock. iMoseley claims that
he shot in self-defense. Moseley gave
himself up to J. 0. Patterson, for
whom he has been working as a farm
hand. He was lodged in jail, and
will probably be tried at the present
term of court.
Eubanks bad been in the employ of
the Southern Express Company as
driver for a long time.
Dead Bodies Found in Park.
At Kansas City, shadowed for
months by detectives, and wanted In
several cities for alleged brokerage
frauds, amounting to thousands of
dollars, Claire G. Andrews, with his
wife, laid down in a wood of a subur
ban park near here and swallowed
morphine. They had been dead more
than two months when found by boys.
Train Settles in Quagmire.
Lacking water and food, more than
100 passengers, several of them wo
men were marooned several hours
on the roof of a Soo line passenger
train which had settled seven feet in
a quagmire 21 miles east of iMoose
Lake, Minn. They were is a perilous!
plight until rescued.
TAKE UP CASE
Grand Jury Considers Charge Against
Tbos. B. Felder, of Atlanta
BRIBERY IS CHARGED
Accused of Trying to Corrupt K.*H.
Evans, While Ho Was Chairman of
the Old State Dispensary Board of
Control by Offering Him a Bribe
to Purchase Liquor.
In the Court of General Sessions
at Newberry on last iMonday .morn
ing a bill of indictment was handed
to the grand jury, charging Thomas
B. Felder, of Atlanta, with attempt
ing to bribe H. H. Evans in 1905,
whiid Evans was chairman of the
board of directors o: the State dis
pensary. At that time Evans was
on the board with John Bell Towill,
of Batesburg, and L. W. Boykin, of
Evans, Towill and Boykin were
sworn as witnesses before the grand
jury. Governor Blease was in Court
at the time the indictment was hand
ed out by Solicitor Cooper. The in
dictment follows a warrant sworn
out some months ago by B. Frank
Kelley, then secretary of the dispen
sary winding-up commission.
This warrant was placed in the
hands of Sheriff Buford of Newber
ry county, who went to Atlanta for.
Felder,' but was powerless to arrest]
him, because Governor Brown, of
Georgia., refused to honor the requi
sition issued by Governor Blease of
The indictment comes after an in
vestigation by the winding-up com
mission. Judge Gage charged the
grand jury that they should find a
true bill if the testimony before them
satisfied them beyond a reasonable
doubt; if not, to find a "no bill." In
addition to the former members of
this dispensary board sent before the
grand jury, it Is understood thqit
several letters purporting To have
been written by Felder to Evans and
other were submitted to the jury.
The bill of Indictment is drawn
under Section 2Gl of the Criminal
Code and contains three counts. In
effect, it charges that Felder, on or
about October 2nd, 1905, offered H.
H. Evans, of Newberry, then chair
man of the State dispensary board, a
large amount of stock in & company
organized by Felder, to influence
Evan's vote to secure orders for li
quors from the company organized.
The first count charges that on the
date named Felder offered Evans
$50,000 of the capital stock of this
company organized under the laws of
one of the States of the United States,
said State being to the jurors known.
The second count charges Felder
with offering Evans $250,000 of the
preferred stock of this company and
the third count charges the offer by
Felder to Evans of the $250,000 in
lawful money of the United States,
being practically a repetition of the
second count in a different form.
(The famous "T. P." letter, address
ed "Dear Hub," which was some time
ago given to the press by Governor
Blease, as a letter written by Fel
der to Evans, bears date Atlanta,
October 2, 1905, and the indictment
appears to he grounded upon the mat
ters set out in this letter.
When Court reconvened after the
dinner recess Judge Gage suggested
to the grand jury that if all the wit
nesses had testified before them in
the Felder case, since this case could
not be tried at this term of Court,
and as the Court was waiting upon
the findings of the grand jury on
other bills handed them, that they
postpone consideration of the Felder
case until they had disposed of other
Indictments, in order that the Court
might be kept busy.
HOUSE DROPS SIXTY FEET.
Mine Cave-is Swallowed Up Dwelling
in Scranton, Pa.
Occupants of a double dwelling in
Scranton, Pa., escaped in their night
clothes when the house was swallow
ed by a mine cave and reduced to de
bris at the bottom of a 00-foot pit
one night this week. Broken gas
pipes and an exploding lamp formed
a destructi;e combination, and the
building, with its contents was con
sumed by fire.
The peak of the house was just;
visible 30 feet below the surface when
tho city firemen arrived and they
wer0 powerless to check the flames.
For an hour the pit was a roaring
furnace, and when the fire was over
all that remained ef the house was a
heap of smoking embers.
Beheaded Sixty Manchus.
At Wu-<?how, China, tho revolu
tionary soldiers are avenging the re
cent massacre. They have already
beheaded sixty prisoners, some of
them sons of aristocrats. After
wards they had an orgy, cutting out
the hearts of victims, which, they
roasted and ate.
Traps Station Robbers.
When robbers entered the station
ai Oriental. Pa., held up, robbed and
beat Operator A. L. Carroll they were
unaware of the fact that he threw a
red signal as they entered the place.
The signal Btopped a train and both
rob.bers were caught ransacking the
G, S. C, THURSDAY, NOVEM
D1V? KEEPER'S WILL
ONC& NOTORIOUS WOMAN GAVE
BIG SUM TO CHARITY.
Six Months Ago She Gave Her Former
Resort to City for an Emergency
MIbb Anna Wilson's gift of practi
cally $500,000 to charity, the ac
cumulation of 40 year's profits from
the most notorious dive Omaha, Neb.,
has ever known, has brought out
more reminiscenses and caused more
talk than any single event in the Mid
dle West in years.
Miss Wilson was sixty years of age
when she died a few days ago, and
In her will she makes no individual
gifts, except of a trust fund, but
leaves all that she had. saved to the
city as her greatest possible resti
tution. It b the second largest gift
to charity ever made by an Omaha
resident. Six months ago iMiss Wil
son closed her dive and presented the
building, with $75,000, to the city as
an emergency hospital.
Anna Wilson went to Omaha when
it was a frontier town several years
before the Union Pacific railroad was
completed in 1SG7. Her first ap
pearance was on a music hall stage.
She was bright and pretty. Also she
was well educated. Just who she
really was has always been a mys
iery. She freely acknowledged that
"Anna Wilson" was not her true
name, but her real identity has never
The young girl remained on the
stage only a short time. When the
music hall went to the wall she was
without an engagement. In the emer
gency ehe took up with a noted
"square" gambler, Dan Allen, and be
came his common law wife. This
relation she sustained for 20 years
until Allen died. Allen is said to
have furnished the money with which
Miss Wilson opened the most notori
ous dive in the city. In the 40 years
of its existence, however, there were
few arrests made there.
When Allen died he left a $10,000
policy, made in favor of Miss Wilson.
She notified his brothers that at her
death the money would be handed
over to them. Some years ago one
of them asked Miss Wilson for a
portion of the money and was given
$1,000. In her will $9,000 is left to
Dan Allen's brothers.
Six years ago Mis3" Wllaon leased
her home, purchased a $15,000 resi
dence in Krountze place, an exclusive
residential district, and wont to live
in her new home. With her, she
brought one of the best Shakespear
ian libraries in the West.
Among her books is an illustrated
Bible, which cost many thousands ot
dollars, and which Miss Wilson is
said to have been fond of reading and
studying. Her library ran into thous
ands of volumes, and pictures and
works of art fairly filled her home.
Her flower garden and home were the
wonder of the town.
DRINK TOO M UCH LIQUOR.
Remarkable Statement Made by the
Royal E. Cabell, United States
Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
has made some remarkable state
ments in his annual report showing
that the internal revenue receipts
last year were the best in the history
of the Government, amounting to
$322.520,299. Another very remark
able statement of .Mr. Cabell is that
iast. year the production of distilled
spirits in the United States was 175,
402,395 gallons, or nearly 7,000,000
gallons more than in 1907, the prev
ious banner year.
The production of beer, ale, etc.,
aggregated 63,21G,S51 barrels, or
nearly 4,000,000 barrels more than in
the previous banner year, 1910.
There are now in the bonded ware
houses of the United States, ripen
ing for use, 249,279,346 gallons of in
toxicating liquors. Still another very
remarkable statement in Mr. Cabell's
report is that there has been a very
large increase in the illicit manufac
ture of liquor in North Carolina,
South Caroiina, Georgia, Tennessee
The first four of these States are
supposed to bo prohibition and in
Virginia the stuff is sold only in in
corporated cities and towns and then
only in towns in which the question
of the sale of the stuff has been sub
mitted to the qualified voters.
WIPED OUT HIS FAMILY.
An Italian Murders Five People and
Ignacia Plcfcia, an Italian store
keeper, killed his wife, Iiis mother,
his sister and then his two children,
then shot himself to death in the
rooms back of his store at Lodl, a
small town near HackensacK, N. Y?
Monday afternoon. Plefcla had quar
reled with his family and had been
away a week. He returned Monday
afternoon and went into the store.
A customer who entered the store
soon after found the six corpses. The
man used a revolver and each car
tridge counted for a life. Plefcla's
corpse lay nearest the door. Between
him and the living room at the rear
lay the body of his wife. In the next
room were the other two -.voinen, and
in the bedroom the children, aged
four and six.
Philadelphia Baoker Tells a Sensational
Story Abtat EiectiiB.
Says Roosevelt Made a Corrupt Bar
gain With tho Railroads and Big
Business for Their Support in His
Race for President of the United
Wharton Barker, a retired banker,
of Philadelphia, sprang a sensation
on the State committee on Inter
State commerce Tuesday, when he
alleged that a New York financier
told him in 1904 that the financial
interests would support Theodore
Roosevelt for President, because
Roosevelt had "made a bargain with
them on the railroad question."
Mr. Barker's statement carne in the
midst of a vigorous attack on the
"Money Trust," in which ho alleges
also that President Roosevelt had
been given the details of the impend
ing panic of 1907 several months be
fore it happened, but took no action
to prevent it.
Mr. Ilarker also declared that the
Aldricb currency plan was the handi
work, not of former Senator ALirich,
but of Mr. VY'arbu", of the banking
firm of Kuhn, L,oeb & Co., of New
York, and that a fund of $100,000
had been started to secure its adop
"Throe or four weeks before the
ejection in 1 904," said Mr. Barker,
"1 was walking down Broadway when
I met one of the mo3t distinguished
money kings in New York, a man now
dead. He said to me: 'We are going
to elect Roosevelt.' I expressed sur
prise and asked if he had given up
the support of Parker. He said yes,
that they had frightened Roosevelt
so he had made a bargain with them.
"He is to holler all he wants to,'
he told me, 'but by and by a railroad
bill will be brought in by recommen
dation of tho President, cutting off
rebates and free passes, which suits
us who own the railroads, perlitting
the railroads to make pooling ar
rangements and providing for maxi
mum rates.' "
The railroad man added, said Mr.
Barker, that under the latter authori
ty it would be possible to add from
$300,000,000 to $400,000,000 to the
total freight charges .paid by the
'"I told hjira I did not Welicire
Roosevelt had made any such agree
ment," said Mr. Barker, "nut when
the annual message of 1905 went to j
Congress ho recommended most of
those things. I wrote to President
Rooj.evelt and told him what I had
heard, and that I had thought the
man lied, hut now I must believe hei
had not. It was the only letter of
mino Mr. Roosevelt ever failed toi
Members of the committee asked
Mr. Barker to give the name of the
financial man who had told him that
Roosevelt was to be elected.
"J cannot do it," said Mr. Barker,
"but subsequently somebody was al
leged to have stolen some corre
spondence between Mr. Harrlman and
the President, telling of $250,000 put
up lor election expenses in the city
of New York."
Referring to tho panic of 1907, Mr.
Barker said a man who was present
at a ""inference at J. P. Morgan's
house in .May, came to him in Phila
delphia and wanted him to use his
influence with President Roosevelt to
stop a plan that had been mapped
out, ho alleged, by the financial lead
ers. This man was a captain in the
Rough Riders, he said, and had used
his own influence with tho President,
but without avail.
"The plan," said Mr. Barker, "con
templated tho curtailment of loana,
the withdrawal of credits, the putting
away of money by those interested
where they could get it when they
needed it to stop the panic, and the
enforcement of the various State laws
regarding tho holding of cash re
serves by the banks and trust com
Mr. Barker said that in October,
when tho financial upheaval reached
its crisis, he urged President Roose
velt to distribute the $145,000,000
of cash in the treasury among the
banks of Chicago, Philadelphia, Bos
ton and other largo cities.
"He wanted to do it," he said, "but
ho called in Olr. Knox, Mr. Cortelyou
and Mr. Root, and instead of deposit
ing in tho outsido ciMes, he plunged
the whole amount into Wall Street.
It broke the counry, but it saved the
The Philadelphia man. whose bank
ing house at one time was fisca' agent
for the Russian Govern meivf, declared
that those who backed tho Aldrich
monetary plan had boon a "propa
ganda" In which it was proposed to
spend $1,000,000 to secure the en
dorsement of tho proposed currency
"Yesterday a banker in Philadel
phia started to collect that city's
share of tho money, $100,000" he
He declared that the great "money
oligarchy" of New York controlled all
the lines of finance, industry and
transportation, and that no legisla
tion designed to break up tho trusts
would strike at tho root of the trou
"Few people appreciate how, by
control of the money of trust compa
LOSS HEAVY BY FIRE
ABOUT TWO HUNDRED AND SHX
. TY MILLION YEARLY.
Carelessness Is the Chief Cause, umd
People Should Be Taught How to
Present indications are that the Are
losses in the United States and Can
ada for 1911 will exceed $260,OOO,
000. The figures for the first seven
months of the year show a total of
$154,992,500, as compared with
$126,076,800 'during the same period
The losses for 1910 were $234,
406,650, and if the present ratio of
increase continue throughout the
year, the 1911 losses may approach
$3 00,000,000. This will exceed any
year in the history of the country, ex
cept thosa of the San Francisco ,and
Government officials, underwriters
and firemen agree that the majority
of these fires are due to carelessness
and are easily preventable. All. of
the recent fires, which have attracted
public attention because of the heavy
loss of life with which they were ac
companied, were due to the careless
ness and indifference of the owners,
rccupants, or municipal authorities.
New York has been spending $10,
000,000 a year for fire extinguish
ment and only $10,000 for fire pre
vention. The recent shirt waist fac
tory firo aroused the public and' the
authorities, and tire prevention is to
be made much more prominent here
The most important consideration
is the development of a sense of per
sonal responsibility ou the part of
property owners for the excessive fire
waste, which is daining the resources
of the country and weakening its
insurance capital. A score of fire
insurance companies have retired
from the field, already this year, be
cause of the heavy losses last year
and the unfavorable outlook.
Disasters like the recent factory
fire at Newark, N. J., in which 20
girls-were killed and 50 seriously in
jured, are chiefly due to carelessness.
In this ca3e both municipality and
owner are responsible. The city had
not seen to tho proper fire escapes
and exits, although the ownprs had
been frequently warned by the haz
ards by the insurance men.
Tho public should be brought to
realize the excessive danger Involved
in the handling or gasoline and -the
fact that the greatest care is re
quired at all timc3. Its increasing
domestic use renders more important
the education of the public in this
regard, as there are hundreds of dis
tressing fatalities each year in the
smaller cities and towns which never
get headlines in the papers, because
only one or two persons were burned
ADMITS CRIME TO PRIEST.
Had Killed His Wife and the Man Ho
Found With Her.
Tortured by the mental picture of
his heedless wife and her paramour,
whom he had slew, Pasquale Mar
chesi, 27 years old, a merchant of
Kenasha, Wis., confessed to a priest
the double crime heretofore not. dis
covered. He was turned ovir t;o the
police who are closely guarding
him for fear of possible mob violence.
According to Marches!, he went
home and found his wife, Rosari, and
his cousin and namesake making love.
Without allowing his presence to be
come known, Marccsi went to a
woodshed, procured a hand axe, crept
into the house and chopped off tho
heads of the two lovers.
Taking his baby, two months ok',
from the arms of his slain wife, Mai
chesi washed the blood from its face,
carried it to the home of his brother
and said that his wife was 111. He
returned to the house, dressed his
daughter, Josephine, four years old,
and took her to his brother's.
Marchesi then returned to the
house, concealed the hatchet and
wandered about the city. As morn
ing begun to dawn, the spectres so
haunted Marchesi, so he said, that he
was forced to confess.
nies, savings banks and State banks
this trust throttles individual enter
prise,", he said.
He urged a law that would compel
national banks to hold their legal
reserve in cash instead of having the
power to redeposit part of it In the
banks of New York.
"Nothing but tboso immense re
serves, varying from $250,000,000 to
$350,000,01)1). makes New York the
money power it is," said Mr. Barker,
insisting that the Aldrich currency
plan would strengthen this financial
forco by enabling tho banks to use
public credil for their own ends."
Mr. Barker urged a central bank
of the United States, to bo controlled
by directors cho:j"n from arbitrary
districts covering the whole country.
"That would take the people out of
tho clutches of Wall Street and put
them in possession of their own
rights," ho said.
Peculiar Skin Disease.
Dudley Payne, the negro who turn
ed white at Chillicothe. Mo., is dead,
and efforts will be made by the Mis
souri Medical Society to ascertain the
cause of the peculiar skin disease,
which has baffled physlcans for sev
eral years. Splotches appeared on
Payne's hands and then spread to the
upper part of the body.
TWO CENTS PK ?OPY. |
Chimp Clark Says Hope Succeeds Dia*
pair io Democratic ?earlt.
TARIFF IS THE ISSUE
After Years of Labor, Declares Speak*
er, Replying to Bryan's Criticism^
Efforts of Himself and Other Lead*
ers Have Entirely Eliminated Dis
cussion Within Party's Ranku.
Speaker Champ Clark, who is Id
'Washington, declared Monday that he
had devoted -:he last three years
chiefly to getting the House Demo
crats together and holding them to
gether, and that, after seventeen
[years of factional fighting, the Dem
ocrats are "united, and, by the bless
ings of God, will remain so."
"I did not do it all by a long shot,'*
[he aided. "I had lots of help, and
every Democrat who participated in
j that troublesome, laudable work de
serves his full share of the honor<
Whdle therie was once despair Id
Democratic hearts, there is high hopo
In this way the titular head of thej
Democratic l?wer house of Congress
made indirect reply to criticisms ol
former Presidential Candidate Wil
liam Jennings Bryan, as to the Speak
ership no longer carrying the leader
ship of the House. Mr. Clark referr
ed to the great importance of units
and wisdom among the Democrats ta[
draw voters not belonging to the
"The most important feature of tha
extraordinary session of Congress
from a political standpoint," said he,
"was the fact that we pulled togeth
er, worked together, fought together
and won- together. We replaced the
old habit of defeat with the new habit
of victory, the bad fashion of quar
relling among ourselves with the bet*
ter fashion of taking counsel together,
and then presenting a solid front tq
astonished enemy. *
"The trend of public opinion hi to*
ward the Democrats. President Taft's
long trip seems to have left thi:aga
in statu quo." \
The speaker says the recent elee-"
tion proved that, wherever the tariff
was the sole or the principal issue^
the Democrats won, and that when
Mr. Tait vetoed the tariff bills, It was
inevitable that the tariff would- be
the leading issue next year.
"One of the most preposterous
canards put into print since Gutten
berg invented movable type," added
the speaker, "is the charge that 1
am In favor of the forcible annexa
tion of Canada. There Is not a fact
in the universe on which to base sucB
a slander. I never at any time on
place stated, or even hinted, Buch at
wicked and kuixotic scheme to any
human being. 1 have never dreamed
of such a thing, and would oppose it
to the uttermost.
"I have frequently for years ex
pressed the hope that there might be
a union of the two countries by mu
tual consent and for the good ol
both. It always seemed to me a
friendly suggestion, because we are
neighbors, of the same blood and)
speaking tho same language, but as
the Canadians do not seem to want
! that, there is an end to it."
HANGED HTM SELF IN BARN, j
Lifeless Body of Oconce County
The body of a young 16-year-old
son of John F. Bice, who lives sev
eral miles from Walhalla, was feund
hanging from the end of a rope In
the barn on Mr. Rice's place Satur
day afternoon. Yotng Rice had nev
er been strong medially, and it. is
thought that In a temporary fit 0/ in
sanity he ended hla life. His body
was found by his brother, who went
to the barn late in the afternoon and
the body was still warm, though lifo
was extinct. Tho body was taker*
jdown with the assistance of neigh
bors, who were called in. The rope
used was a long one, and when found
the unfortunate youth's feet were:
j touching the floor.
WOMAN CLOTHES CHICKEN.
I Puts Coats and Pajamas on Fowls fe*.
"Keep Them Warm." |
Rather than see her chickens,
which had molted late a the season
and were running about featherless
these frosty mornings, suffer, Mrs,
K. Stockor of Colorado City, Col., has
made neatly fitting red coats, which
button under the wings, and soff
Flanm-! pajamas and caps tastily fas
tened with ribbons under the beak,
land now her flock gives "Jack Frost"
the laugh. The clilckens strut about,
j apparently proud of their clothe9.
Mrs. Stoker says thai the hens, to
show their gratitude, ura lying eggs
Thief Ate Too Much.
A large catamount was killed inj
one of the busiest sections of Hunts
ville, Ala. The animal raided tho
henhouse of William Fletcher and en
tered a coop in which there werd
seven pigeons. It ate all of the pig
eons and several chickens, and afte*
its feast was unable to get out
through the hole it had entered.