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TELLS OF CRIME
Oae of the Dynamiters Turas States
State's Evidence Against Pals
WflO THEN CONFESS ALL
Story of the Blowing Up of The Times
Bulling and the ?lurtler of Twenty
One Men Told by One of the Men
Who Planned the Most Terrible
Shortly after one o'clock on the
morning of October 1, .1910, the
building and plant of the Los Angeles
Times were destroyed by a terrific ex
p\osion of dynamite which had been
placed in the basement. Flames fol-i
lowed the explosion, and before they
could be extinguished twenty-one per
sons had lost their lives. The Times
is owned by Gen. Harrison Gray Otis,
who has fought union laoor nitterly
Detective William J. Burns, head
of the Burns Detective Agency, was
employed immediately to ran down'
the criminals, and with his employ
Blent began one of the most remark-!
able detective cases known to Amer
ican criminal history, in which sen-j
sation followed sensation, cuiminatr-'
ing Friday in the confession of the'
two McNamaras. About the 20th of j
April last James Barnabas McNa-1
mara, the younger of the two broth
era, and Ortle E. McManigal of the,
Structural Ironworkers' Union, were
arrested as they stepped out of the
Oxford Hotel in Detroit.
Two days later Detective Burns,
with a force of his own and "city de
tectives, walked into a meeting of
the executive board of the Iron Work
ers' Union in Indianapolis and arrest
ed John Joseph McNamara. He had
indlctmen's with him, charging the
prisoner with maliciously and will
fully placing explosives within the
Llewellyn Iron Works of Los Ange
les, and with murder and complicity
in the dynamiting of the Times
Building. They were all taken to
Los Angeles, Cal., for trial.
After being brought to Mc
Manigal turned State's evidence and
told all about the awful crime. "The
crime of a century" was occupying
the attention of nations, but the
whole worid gasped when it read the
confession of Ortie McManigal, .which
told the gruesome story of how the
-lives of 112 men were snuffed out and
property worth $3,o0p,000 was de
stroyed,, and how arch plotters sat!
in secret conferences and passed sen
tences of death.
McManigal told the most amazing
story of wholesale crime that a gov
ernment officer has ever listened to
iu a careless, even nonchalant man
ner. At times he seemed to be bored
by the telling. His confession in
volved two others besides himself
and McNamara. Theseva're M. A.,
Schmidt, formerly a prominent -mem
ber of tho Woodworkers' Union of 1
Chicago, and Dave Kaplan, who was
later supposed to have been;! mur>j
dered to keep him'from '.'peaching."
He swore the "gang' had been im
plicated in more than a dozen explo
sion outrages in 'he previous year,
tnat. they bad been well paid for their
work, and he was positive that Sec
retary John J. McNamara -was the
head and the brains of the consplra
<y. He admitted freely that he and
James B. McNamara had "pulled off"
the explosions in South Chicago, Mil
waukee and Indianapolis. In great
detail he gave the carefully.laid plans
to dynamite the Times Building, .but
insisted that James B. McNamara,
Schmidt and Palin did the actual
This confession was supplemented
by another made a few days later In
Los Angeles. For three hours Mc
Manigal told how he and J. 3. McNa
mara destroyed or attempted to de
stroy sixty-nine structures which
were built or being built by members:
of the National Erectors' Association. I
John J. McNamara was the captain j
j'nd paymaster, testified the prisoner.]
Here is an extract from tho confes-j
"J. J. McNamara laid all tbe plans.
He is a lawyer and knows the value!
of evidence, it was explained to mej
by J. J. and James B. and that the
clock arrangement of bombs was one
that would establish a definite alibi in
case we should be suspected. For ex-j
ample, when I was sent out here to!
blow up the auxiliary plant of the!
Times and later decided to destroy!
the Llewellyn works I used nitro*gly-|
cerine. I rot the explosive at the side'
of the building at 7 o'clock in ths
evening. The alarm clock, as I re
member it, was set for 2. Immedi-i
ately after I had placed the explosive!
I took the 8 o'clock train for San'
I rancisco. When the alarm winde"!
went off and touched the connecting
wires I was asleep and well on my
way to San Francisco. This plan
seemed infallible to me."
It was the discovery of these clock j
movements in baggage belonging to'
McManigal and James r.<. McNamaral
which did more than anything elsei
perhaps to convince Detective Burns I
that he had the ri^ht men. McMani
gal said he usually got $200 in ad j
vance for a "job" and from $1.00 )!
to $5,000 after he had 'pulled It
off." His account of how tho Times
Building was wrecked follows:
"James B. McNamara entered the
Times Building early In the evenlrg
and placed a suitcase containing for
ty sticks of giant gelatine. This wa3
STATE CONVENTION ASSEMBLES
Interesting Program Prepared for
Convention Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday of This Week.
The State Baptist Convention con
j venes in Greenwood this morning
and continues through Friday morn
ing. Quite a number of ministers
and laymen from this section will at
tend and the convention promises to
i be of great interest.
From the program it will be no
ticed that special periods are set for
the discussion of the two leading edu
cational institutions of the denomi
nation in the State, Furman Univer
sity and the Greenville Female Col
ioge. The following is the full pro
gram for the convention:
7:30?Convention sermon. Organi
zation. Address of welcome and re
9:30?Recognizing visitors and
prstors. Reports from boards as fol
lows: Ministerial Education. Aged
Ministers' Relief. Baptist Mutual
Benefit Association. Connie Maxwell
Orphanage. Furman Universiay.
Greenville Female College. Ander
son College. Sunday School Field
Secretary. Executive Board.
11:15?Southern Baptist Theologi
12:15?Baptist Young People's
7:45?Sunday School Board.
8": 15?Foreign missions.
9:30?Aged Ministers' Relief.
10:00?State Missions Evangelism
7:3 0?Devotional exercises.
8:45?Greenville Female College.
9:30?S. C Baptist History.
? 10:00?Obituaries. Reports and,
miscellaneous business. Reading min-|
utes. Final adjournment.
??MANY SEE AVIATOR FALL.
American Airman Dies From 200
Foot Plunge at Ponce.
Tod Schriver, a well-known Ameri
can aviator, was killed Saturday even
ing in a flight which he was making
at Ponce, Porto Rico. Schriver fell
from a height of 2 00 feet into a cane
field and died within ha'f an hour,
while on the way to a hospital. Thou
sands of spectators witnessed the ac
cident. Schriver ascended over Ponce
in a baldwin aeroplane an;] went
through a number of evolutions. Ap
parently he lost control of the ma
chine in making a turn. The aero
plane swooped to the earth and land
ed with a crash. Schriver being half!
buried in the wreckage.
HAVE LITTLE SYMPATHY.
Only One Hundred Dollars Contribut
ed to Chinese Sufferers.
Only one hundred dollars was re
ceived from the entire country in re
sponse to an American Red Cross,
appeal issued a month ago for funds
to aid the Chinese famine sufferers
and' assist in the establishment of
Red Cross societies in China. This
amount,- too insignificant to forward,
is being held with two hundred dol
lars collected for same purpose last
summer with the hupe that it will be
piacod in a blind alley where the ex
plosive force would not be wasted.
On leaving the building he broke off
a gas jet, and this accounted for the
strong smell of gas which the em
ployees noticed. Then he rushed loj
the station and was on his way to
ban Francisco long before the ex-;
plosion. J. J. ordered me to go oi .
there and 'shoot the office of the pub
And so the confession ran, crime
after crime being set forth in detail,
ihe prisoner showing little emotion
and expressing no sorrow. As tlw
evidence more and more closely en
meshed the two brothers the la''0.-;
forces rallied stronger and stronger
to their support.
This one point, however, may be
made for McManigal. He was sent
out. according to his confession, to
'dynamite the auxiliary building of!
; the Times. He found that he could1
pot do this without loss of life, and!
through some impulse gave up that
j >ob and voluntarily assigned himself j
I the one of dynamiting the Llewellyn j
I Iron Works.
Died From Football Injuries.
Charles D. Benson, the 17-year-o'd
left halfback of the Newport News,
Va., high school football team, who
had his neck broken in the game
against Fredericksburg College Fri
day, died there that night.
PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN FED
ERATION OF LABOR.
Sjys He Has Been Deceived Rut is
Not Apprehensive as to Effect of
Development on Labor.
"I am astounded, I am astound
ed. My credulity has been imposed
upon. It is a bolt out of a clear
The exclamations were those of
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, when
advised of the pleas of guilty in the
Mr. Gompers was on his way from
Washington when he was' awakened
at a New Jersey station by an Asso-j
elated Press reporter. He went to
the rear of the car and read careful
ly the account of the sensational de
velopments of the Los Angeles dyna
The labor leader was visivIy moved
as he read how the men in whose
defense he had spoken and worked]
so untiringly had admitted their I
guilt. Tears came into his eyes and!
ihe hand that held the pages shook.
He said nothing, however, until he
had finished the story and then he
broke forth with his exclamations of
astonishment and indignation.
"If this is all true my credulity has
been imposed upon," he declared. "1
as astonished at this news. We have
had the gravest assurances given to
us by every one connected with the
trial, either directly, or indirectly,
that these men were innocent."
Asked if he would have anything
to say about the prisoners personally,
"No, I shan't add to the misery by
condemnation of them."
"What effect do you imagine this
will have on labor unions?'*
To this Inquiry Mr. Gompers up
held his fingers and ejaculated:
Referring to the explosion Mr.
"We have discouraged acts like
those. We have patriotic and peace
loving men, and we have on'y a wish
to call out the best elements in hu
man nature. Those two men must
have been crazy. It is an act that 1
condemn with all the force that is in
Asked again If he believed that
developments would injure tne cause
of labor, tears came into 'Mr. Gomp
ers eyes as he answered:
"They are not going to do it any
goon, but I want to repeat that the
cause of labor has been imposed up
on both by supposed friends and en
emies. The men of labor were led to
believe that the McNamara boys were
innocent and they acted on that be
lief. I received letters from them
myself protesting their innocence,
and it was only in September that I
visited them in their cells in the Los
Angeles jail when they aske i me to
deliver a message to the labor inter
ests of the country that they were
"The cause af labor can not win by
such methods as these men pursued.
Damage to property and destruction
of life we have denounced and done
all in our power to prevent. Such
methods as these we have got to
"This unexpected s?lf-conviotion is
r.oihing more or less than a failure of
two individuals to live up to the high
principles of organized labor and can
not reflect just condemnation upon
the cause as a whole."
Asked what action the American
Federation of Labor might take, Mr.
Gompers said the news was too re
cent for him to make any prediction.
"The American Federation of Lab
or only closed its annual meeting
Thursday," he added. "As to a pos
sible special meeting it is too early to
Motonnan and Dispatcher Hurt, Bui
Passengers Escaped Injuries.
At Birmingham, Ala., on Frida?
an intenirban car on the South Ens
ley lino was blown up by dynamite
at Ensley Highland station shortlj
after 7 o'clock. Motonnan Johnson
was .seriously injured and Dispatcher
Parsons was cut about the fnce DJ
(lying glass. Conductor J. \,. Lit
and the passengers escaped unin
Feeling against tho local tractinr.
company lias be.;: aroused by sign
ing last Saturday by the city com
missioners of a new contract with the
company affecting street car rates
transfers and the prices oT electricity
The chief seat of objection has beer,
around Wylam, a place near Ensley
whore* transfers are not allowed un
der the new arrangement.
Took His First Ride.
He's -\?, years old, has lived within
one mile of Newbe-rry all his life, had
ne-ver ridden on a train before, had
never sei n a skyscraper or street car
and had never been to Columbia.
This is the case of S. D. Trice, who
went to take his wife to a hospital
to have an operation performed.
Killing Over an Overcoat.
At Jackson. Miss.. Samuel E. Hicks,
a clerk, is dead, and W. II. Mallett
is under arrest, charged with the
killing of Hicks, the outcome of an
argument as to the owenership of an
overcoat. The shooting occurred late
Friday in a local hotel.
URG, S. C, TUESDAY, DECEI
James B? McNamara Ccufessfs lo Blow
ing Up the Times Building.
T Eeaonshrdu etaon shrdlu cmfwyp
The Explosion at Los Angeles, Cal.,
Which Destroyed The Times Build
ing and Killed Tiventy-Oue of the
Paper's Employees, is at Last
James B. McNamara pleaded guilty
to murder in the firsf degree in Judge
Walter Bordwell's court at Los An
geles, Cal., Friday. A summary of
'he day's happenings included many
sensational incident?. James B. Mc
Namara pleaded guilty to having
placed a dynamite bomb under the
j Los Angeles Times building in Octo
| ter, 1910, and caused the death of 21
John J. McNamara, secretary
jtiea.curer of the Association of
j Bridge and Structural Iron Workers,
brother of James B., did not .enter
I plea at this time to the indictment
similarly entered against him for The
Times explosion, but when he is ar
ranged next Tuesday it is virtually
Cffain proceedings against him for
this charge will be dismissed, as the
State admits it has no evidence con
necting John J. McNamara directly
Rlth this particular disaster.
John J., however, pleaded guilty to
the charge of having caused the ex
plosion of the Llwellyn Iron Works,
(n which no fatalities occurred.
District Attorney John D. Fred
ericks will recommend life imprison
ment for Janes B., and ten years for
John J., but Judge Walter Bordwell
alone can fix the sentence.
Ortle E. McManigal, who con
fessed to having actually blown up
the Llwellyn Iron works there in
December, 1910, at the direction of
John J. McNamara, will be brought
to trial, but it is expected the State
will recommend a light sentence be
cause he turned State's evidence.
The scene in the court room Fri
day was one of protracted tension.
Sensation followed sensation with
such rapidity that the gaping crowd
hardly realized whet happened in
those few minutes of formal pro
In less than twenty minutes the
leg case was disposed of, hut for
h'-?urs previously there had been a
feeling that something startling
would develop, and so closely guard
ed was information that spectators
? ere prepared for anything except
the thing presented.
It was not thought that after the
vigorous battle waged thus far, one
side would lay down its arms so will
irgly, so freely and even so happily?
for both prisoners smiled, chewed
gum and appeared as they nave on
other days, confidently unconcerned.
Even the district attorney was not
sure until just before noon that the
end was in sight.
There were to be envelopments in
the court room, he told his associates,
and all brought their wives and
fr.ends. In the crowd were detec
tives for both sides, many women,
and even a.baby thai emitted a whine
almost simultaneously with the an
nouncement of the pleas of guilty of
John McNamara. A ma&i of heads
leaned forward expectantly as the
hour fo rthe reconvening of court
Waiting was a Equad of newspaper
men who had waded to no avail
through a maze of possibilities Fri
day to determine the reason for the
S.ldden halting of the morning's pro
ceedings. Three little boxes conceal
ing telegraphic wires were prepared
for the developments, and less than
two seconds after the word "guilty"
left the mouth of each defendant the
news was being flashed across the
Seated with district Attorney Fred
ericks was his entire staff. Facing
aim was Clarence S. Darrow and
three associate counsel for the de
fendants. James B. McNamara at
Prst took a seat to one side, as usual,
with two deputies, but soon Attorney
Scott beckoned to him. The two
meii sat together for a few minutes,I
and Scott's arm was about the pris
oner's neck and he counseled cour
age for the supreme crisis.
It was James B. McNamara who
balked at entering into an arrange
ment to plead guilty if It might af
fect his brother. He was willing to
sacrifice himself, but he wanted his I
brother to go free. The attorneys,
however, convinced him that the bet
ier course was for both to plead
guilty and take their chances on a
Word that. John J. McNamara was
coming caused the first ripple of ex
citement. He had nut visited the
court room since October 11, when
the trial was begun, anil (lie cases of
the McNamaras were severed.
When he entered it was generally
realized that the case had reached
The bailiff rapped louder than
usual when Judge Wordwell mounted
the bench. Instant silence fell.
The "people versus McNamara."
remarked the court, and Attorney Le
Comte Davis of the defense rose.
"In this case." he doclaren, "after
long consideration, we have con
cluded to withdraw the plea of not
guilty and have the defendant enter
a plea of guilty; and the like course
.IBER 5, 1911.
we intend to pursue with reference
to J. J. iMcNamara, in the case of the
people against him, wherein he is
charged with having destroyed the
Llewellyn Iron works."
Mr. Fredericks?"Mr. J. B. McNa
mara, will you stand up, please?"
Th(! defer dant arcse.
Mr. Fred ricks?"Mr. J. E. McNa
mara, you i.ave heretofore teen ar
raigned on this indictment, number
6.i<39, and have entered your plea
tnereto of not guilty. Do you wish
to withdraw that plea of not guilty?"
The defendant?"Yes, sir."
Mr. Fredericks?"The prisoner an
swered yes. J. B. McNamara, you
have heretofore been arraigned on
this indictment as stated before and
you have withdrawu your plea of not
guilty heretofore entered. Do you
wish now to plead at this time?"
Mr. Davis?"At this time, yes, sir."
<Mr. Fredericks?"To this indict
ment, number 6,93 9, charging you
with the crime of murder, do >ou
plead guilty or not guilty?"
Mr. Fredericks?"Guilty, your
honor. Do the court and counsel for
the defense wish to take up the othcr
The court?"I will dispose of this
matter and the time for sentence.
The court appoints the time for pro
nouncing judgment in this case as
10 o'clock on Tuesday, the 5th day
of December, 1911.
Mr. Frederick?"J. J. McNamara,
v.-U you stand up, please?"
Mr. Fredericks?"J. J. McNamara,
you have heretofore been arraigned
on Indictment number 6,955, inj
which you are charged with the
crime of exploding, or attempting to,
dynamite, nitroglycerine, etc., in the
buildings, or near the buildings ad
jacent to the Llewlyn Iron works.
Ycu have been arraigned on that in
dictment and entered your plea of
not guilty. Do you now wish to with
draw that plea of not guIltyT"
The defendant?"I do."
Mr. Frederick?"Do you wish now
at this time to plead to the Indict
The defendant?"I do."
Mr. Fredericks?"J. J. McNamara,
you have heretofore been arraigned
in indictment number 6,995. This is
the time agreed upon for you to
plead to the same. Do you wish to
plead guilty or not guilty "
Mr. Fredericks?"Guilty, your
The court?"Well, I will appoint
the time for pronouncing the judg
ment in this case an 10 o'clock a. m.,
December 5, 1911, which is next
There was a rush for the Inclosure
where the attorneys sat when around
the district attorney to congratulate
him upon the way he worked up his
case. He smiled in return?not a
smile of exultation, but relief.
"1 don't want a pound of flesh,"
"I look at thin from two view
points. As a lawyer I wanted these
men to plead guilty because they
were guilty?because the evidence
we gathered showed them guilty be
yond any doubt. But as a man, I
want to say that if 1 can recommend
a less severe punishment than death
or be merciful any way and at the
same time ri 1 union labor of its de
sire to use violence to obtain its ends,
I want to do that thing.
GOVERNMENT Is DEMORALIZED.
Thugs Loot Danks and Shops at Will
in Canton, China.
News from China says in the towns
and settlements along the river the
most deplorable outrages are fre
quently occurring. Even in Canton
the military regime has prove! itself
wholly insufficient. For several days
a; med bands of robbers and hood
lums have gone about Canton, loot
ing shops and houses.
Friday five ruffiians, bristling with
revolvers, walked boldly into a bank
in a southern suburb and got away
with $5,000 In cash. About the same
time a band of seven armed natives
blustered into the open market and
boldly plundered two prominent
shops, before the eyes of hundreds of
They secured several hundrod dol
lars in money and then walked off.
The local police, disarmed, watched
?lie spectacle helplessly. Street fight
ing goes an continuously in all parts
of Canton and those killed or injured
included many innocent bystanders.
SEVENTY YEA IIS SENTENCE.
Man Given a Long Prison Term Fori
Trying to Kill.
Al Vienna, Austria, Njegus, the
Dalmatian who tired four shots at I
Herr Mochenburger, ministej of jus-j
lire, during the session of the Austri
an reiehsrath on October .", v..is sen-,
ti need to TO years' bard labor. The
rial lasted two days. Njegus bad pro :
cured admission to the public gallery
of the lower bouse of the reiehsrath
on October during a debate on the
severity of some sentences imposed
nn rioters who had protested against
the high cost of food. He fired de
liberately at the mini.-!'ri il bench
where Herr Mochenburger and Count
Stnrgkh wore seated but the bullets!
did not stlike any one.
Old Lmly liiirnod to Death.
At Wafeka, Fla., Mrs. Mai tie Por
ing, 81 years of age, was burned to
death at her home Sunday night.
Mrs. Boring was sitting by an open
fireplace when h?r clothing caught
fire, and, being very feeble, was un
able to call for help.
THEIR CRUEL DEEDS
WOUNDED MEN* A RE CRUCIFIED
AND BURIED ALIVE.
Dreadful Barbarities Practiced on
Italians by Turks and Arabs in
Stories of almost incredible bar
barities practiced by Arab3 aud Turks
are related in dispatches received at
the Italian embassy at Washington.
In a cispatph received Saturday from
Rorre the Italian minister of foreign
affairs describes alleged atrocities
practiced on the Italian wounded,
which includes cruciaxion and burial
alive. Women, it is said, take part
in the perpetration of the cruelties.
The dispatch, which is signed by;
Signor San Guliano, minister of for
eign affairs, follows:
''Near the mosque of Hani, where
the medical post of the Twenty-sev
enth battalion of 'Barsagiiori had
been located, and in its vicinity 23
bodies of our soldiers were found. |
They were horribly mutilated, cruci
fied, with their throats cut open, im-!
puled, torn to pieces and dismem-j
b'-red. Among them there was the
body of a surgeon lieutenant.
"In the Arab cemetery, near the
place where the fourth company of
Bersagrieri was located, seven bodies
were Hjscovered. They had been in
tered alive with their head.* out of
the earth. The body of one of these
shows that they had been terribiy
"It showed many shots and dagger
wounds; the eyes had been pulled out
and threaded and the eyelids sewn
to the eyebrows. His body shows ter
rible spasmodic contractions. Anoth
er one had one arm out of the earth
from which the had had been cut off.
The body of a Bersagieri had been
torn to pieces.
"A captains cap has been found.
Tts owner was identified by Corporal
Pasqui, wkho escaped miraculously af
ter remaining over four hours in a
ditch. He testified that among the
ferocious horde were Turks and wo
women. The military engineering
corps took photographs.
"It is reported that tonight (No
vember 9) in the Arab cemetery in
the interior of the city the body of
an Italian gunner was found with
many dagger wounds. The murder
ers were many, and amongst them
mere was a local policeman lJ5apti?.),
who is now under arrest. From oth
er sources it is reported that the
murder was committed by the afore
said Zaptie. with the passive assist
ance of of! or Zapties, who concealed
The dispatch also confirms the
withdrawal of the Italian troops from
Ii'enni. This, it is said, was neces
sary because the Turks had polluted
CROP THAT PAYS WELL.
What An Aiken Young Women Did
With Small Tomato Patch.
The Columbia Record say3 Editor
Hugh Long, in the Wagener Edisto
News, wrotes with proper pride con
cerning the tomato production record
made by Miss Deborah Derrick of
Ridge Spring, who sterns to have
passed the mark set last year by an
other Aiken County girl, .Miss Katie j
Gunter. Mis; Derrick had one-tenth
of an acre planted in tomatoes.
From this small plot of ground she
gathered large quantities of tomatoes
for household consumption, either
raw, or in the form of catsup, pickles
and preserves: and, besides this, from
the same "patch" she garnered choice
tomatoes enough to fill S73 cans.
These cans.of tomatoes cost, her 7
cents each and sell readily at 12 1-2
She estimates her profit from this
"patch" on canned tomatoes alone,
at $4S, which is at the rate of $4S0
per acre, very much more than staple
crops ever yield. Miss Guntcr's ag
gregate production of canned toma
toes was 030 cans, from one-tenth
BOTH ARE TURNED LOOSE.
Jury Sets Old Man and Woman Free'
of Murder Charge.
Charged with the murder of Wil
Ham A. Abbott, a young printer, in
Spartanburg in September, 1S79,
Richard Abernaihy, the aged chair
maker of Blacksburg, was found not
guiity at 10 o'clock Friday night, af
lor th'* jury had been out four hours
pnd after a trial which consumed
whole day in general sessions
court. Mrs. Dora Abernathy, wife of!
Richard's cousin, and alleged acces
sory of the murder, because of whose
illicit, relations with Abbott, accord-j
ing to the state, the printer was
slain, was also found not guilty, the
i*Mdiet bi !ng directed by ludge Er
nest Gary in her case earlier in the
Football Player Succumbs.
Chris. N. Benson, wie 17-year-oIdi
left half back of the local high schoolj
football team, who had his neck brok
en in the game against Frcdoricks
burg College Friday, died at Newport
News, Va., Sunday.
Chester County Killing. .
Oscar Fulsc was shot and killed;
Saturday evening at Adam Pressley's
store, seven miles north of Chester,
by Paul Wilks. Both parties are
white and of more' or less promi
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PLAN TO AID THE SOUTH
Ilepresentative of New York Syndi
cnte, in Statement. Outlines Terms
of Proposition After Conference in
Augusta with Commissioner Wat
son and Farmers' Union Officials.
A conference was held here this
afternoon by President C. S. Barrett,
of the National Farmers' Uuion; E.
J. Watson, commissioner of agricul
ture for South Carolina; J. Whitner
Keid, secretary-treasurer of the South
Caiolina State Farmers' Union, and
Coi. J. G. Anderson, of Rock Hill.
3. C, and W. H. Stayton, the finan
cial representative of the syndicate in
New York, which has arranged to
assist the cotton holding movement
in the South by the loan of $50,000,
CiOO, secured by the cotton in various
warehouses throughout the South.
The conference lasted throughout
he entire afternoon and resulted In
he specific announcement of the
ilans of the syndicate. Following the
Conference, Mr. Stayton Issued a
statement, detailing the syndicate's
plan, as follows:
"I came here as the representative
5f the syndicate which recently made
propositions to finance a movement
to enable the planter to get a fair
price for the remainder of this year's
cotton crop. At my request Commis
sioner E. J. Watson, bf South Caro-\
Una; Mr. Barrett, president of the
National Farmers' Union, and Mr.r
Eleid, secretary-treasurer of the South
Carolina Farmers' Union, met here
for a conference, in order that I
might get information concerning the
handling of cotton and other practical
points, and in order also that I might
learn the desires of the planters and
the sort of financing proposition that
would best suit them.
"I am going to take until Monday
tu think these matters over and shall
In the meantime communicate with
my principals and Monday I will be
ready to give out a more definite
statement: . ? ? .?? ~ f~
"In a general way, my people are
ready to advance $50,000,000'to sup
port a plan, the outlines of which are
" 'No. 1. The cotton owner will
deliver his cotton to the usual cot
ton buyer in his locality, who will buy
the cotton and take title to it im
"'No. 2. The owner will "receive
|25 per bale in cash on account and
will also receive a negotiable certifi
cate setting forth the interest, which
the owner has in whatever price may
thereafter be received for the cot
" 'No. 3. The cotton owner may at
r.ny time prior to January 1. 1913,
name a date when he wants to finally
fix tbe price he is to receive', and on
that date that he so names settlement
will be made on the basis of pre
vailing quotations for that date.
'No. 4. On this settlement the
farmer will be allowed the price his
cotton is worth on the date named
;.nd from this sum will be deducted
the $25 alieady advanced to him
[no interest will be charged) and
ahei $1, as the cost of grading, stor
age, insurance, etc., together with
a sum equal to one-quarter of the
rise in price, which will be the syn
dicate's compensation for its ser
"In other words, i." the price does
Rot go up the syndicate gets nothing
except $1 for grading, storing. Insur
ance, etc., and if the price Is ad
vanced through this movement then
the syndicate gets one-quarter of the
advance and the cotton owner the
"Of course, it is not possible for
my principals to deal direct with ev
ery individual farmer and it is, there
fore, proposed that in each State
i lu re shall be a committee of three
of the leading citizens of the State,
who will act as the trustees for all of
? he fanners in their State, and will
see tlr.tt. the farmers' interests are
"For example, if will be the duty of
t&eso trustees to see that the neces
sary banking arrangements are
made, so that the unpaid part of the
purchase price is fully secured. At
the present price the farmer would
receive per bale in cash and there
will be still due him $15 to $20. This
n oney must be deposited In local
banks, or some arrangements satis
factory to the trustees must be made
in each St at?, .so that this $15 or
?20 is absolutely secured to tbe farm
er In order that bis certificate or re
e. ipt may have a real value and bo
something on which he can borrow
"By Monday I will be ready, I
think, to suggest other plans which
will be satisfactory to us and may
better suit the planters."
Boat's Boiler Burst.
At Pittsburg. Pa., with a concus
sion that broke hundreds of win
dows in the city the boilers of the
towboat Diamond, on the Ohio Rivet,
exploded Sunday; killing the captain
and four of the crew, and injuring
five ethers, two of whom are; dying.
The boat lies at the bottom (A the