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of Senator Tillman to Or-egon aLor
neys is quoted as follows:
"I wired you from Wausau, Wis.,
as follows, and write to confirm it:
" 'William E. Lee, my agent, will
see you about land. I want nine
quarters reserved. Will forward
signed applications and money at
once. Members of my family are en
trymen. Latter follows.
(Signed) " 'B. R. T.'
"I write now tosay I wired Mr.
Lee, who resides at Moseou, Idaho, to'
go at once to Marshfield and see you
about the land, to locate quarters for
the several' members of my family
who are of. age and one for my pri
vate secretary, J. B. Knight, whom I
desire to let into the deal, and of
course he wants a quarter far him
Copies of Correspondence.
"The letter continued,'" writes the
president, ''stating in detiil what
was to be done in order to enable the
senator to get the land. The Wil
-iam E. Lee to whom Senator Till
man thus referred as his agent wrote
to Reeder and Watkins, under date
of December 7, a letter, photographic
copy of which is herewith submitted,
marked Exhibit D. In this letter Mr.
Lee explains that he bad writtelf Sen
ator Tillman fully as ito the status
of the. land matter, advising him that
it was 'a good gamblz,' bVt that the
senator was lecturing, so that he did
not get Mr. Lee's letter until a week
and a >half previously. The letter
'In case Senator Tillman gets in
on this deal with sgood land in the
right quarters *e want, I am satis
fied"he can be of great help in get
- ting matters started from Washing
ton and cause the governnent to get
busy and do something along the line
you desire. He will set up such a
howl that it will be impossible to do
otherwise. This will be very import
ant for your wh;ve semrenPe to have
ia man of his influence here to aid
you at this end .of the line. By all
Imeans save a lot of good land for us,
as we intend to be of more value than
any one of the others in this mat
Then is quoted Senator Tillman's
S resolution providing for the institu
tion of the land suits, after which the
president quotes from the senator's
ietterofFeBfuary 15 to Messrs. Reed
er and Watkins. Says the president:
"He staies that whiat he had done
in stirring up the que.stion of the Ore
gon land grants to railroads has been
done entirely apart from any person
al ~interest he has.. in the~ mat*er and
-adds 'alithough I never rwould have
bia4 any attention called to it but for*l
the investigation as sat on foot in
coinnection with the proposed puir
ebase- by. mie of some of the timber
ilands in question. Of course, if I de
cide to make ithe tender and go into
.the law suit I will bear your proposi
?ion in mind, but I would have you
* understood that nothing I do here in
the senate will be' done becaus6 of.
any personal purchase of any of the
land. If I can succeed in causing the!
government to institute suit for the
decovery of the land and make it eas
ier -for others as well a,s myself (the
italies are~ mine) to obtain some of it,
[ shIall do it without regard to thee
deaings with your firn. I shall
'wa.nt .to get some of the timber. land,
if 'it is possible, and as it is prob-I
able that Mr. Lee or/ysome other re
pesentative of mine' will be in your
- country in the .nort two months we
will ileave 'the matter of payment for
the initiary steps and s,ubsequent
proceedings in abeyaxfee ftr the pres
ent. Any contract we might make
will be entirely apart from, and in
dependent of, my work here in the
senate. I will be glad for you to
-bold in reser "e eight of the best quar
teir sections of which you have defi
nite infonnmation and I 'will in the
meantime press the inv'estigation and
other work here which will facili
tate the final purehase, and in effect
obviate Vhe necessity of your making
any case in tde courts at all''
''This letter, purely pertaining to
Mr. Tillman 's personal and private
bunsiness, .was sent in a franked en
velope of whic~h I attach photograph
ie copy marked 'Exhribit D5.'
''I call your attention to the let
.iter' of Mr. Doirr to the postmaster
general ,under date of November 22,
1908, 'Exhibiit E,' in wvhich 'he asks
for relief frorym the cases which Sen
ator Tillna.n had brought -against
him, saying 'that 'he had no know
ledge 'that Senator Tillman desired
his operations to be kept W 'den and
secret from general public knowldege.
The report of the inspectors seems to
indicate .that this young man, Mr.
Dorr, acted in good faith, but that he
used Senator Tillman's application
for land as an advertisement."'
TILLMAN PREPARE~S REPLY.
Postmaster Trying to Collect $16
Postage on Typewriter "Frank
ed'' by the Senator.
Wahntn Janua:ry 9.-In the
preaation of his speech in reply t.o
man has failed to find a number of y,
papers bearing upon the Oregon land
tase in connection with whicih the oj
present controversy arosa. These pa- a
pers were, he says.fenelosed in a large m
envelope and left in his private desk
in his committee room at the capitol. ri
when he left Washington last March rt
on account of his illne'ss. but they jf
cannot now be found. w
The senator does not charge that H
the papers have been abstracted by ai
a government detective. who may h,
have been shadowing him. but 'he does ij
say tha,t it would have been possible T
for any such official to gain access h<
to his room and to his desk, both of al
which were fastened with only ordi- R
rary locks. The papers, he says, are Ie
;ery important in the preparation of pi
his ease, and would go far to sub- ri
stantiate his defence. fR
Notwithstanding the loss of this 91
data, Mr. Tillman expresses his con- e
fidence in his ability to make satis- if
factory reply to the presdent:
"He will be hoist by his own pet- fi
ard," declared Mr. Tillman, senten- g,
Senator Tillman devoted the entire bi
day to the preparation of his. reply, bi
whioh will be made in a speech in the pi
senate Monday. His speec;h will be g]
about 7,000 words in length, and will '
be delivered from manuseript. gr
Senator Tillman is affording an il- hq
lustration of the old adage' "that a.
troubles never come singly." In ad- n(
dition to the difficulty about the Ore- S:
gon lands. Postmaster Barnes is try- hi
ing to collect from him a bill of $16 w
for carrying through the mailse a
government typewriter which the sen
ator had "franked" from his home
in 'South Carolina to Washington.
As the typewriter is government
property, Senator Tillman replied to tb
Mr. Barnes by saying, in effect, that
he could colleet from its owner. Fol- cl
lowing is the full text of his letter: th
"I have your letter notifying me 1
that the typewriter mailed at Tren- al
ton, S. C., under my frank and ad- le
dressed to me here is held for post
age. During my service in the senate
typewriters -have been franked to and
from the same as public documents, cc
and I was not aware of any new law
or ruling on the subject. The type- d
writer belongs to the senate and not b(
to me, and has been -used in my pub- si
lic correspondence. I eannot under
stand why this demand is made on
me for postage. Under 'the circu.m
stances, I deeline to pay the sixteen s:
dollars demanmded, because it is not
justly due. You may sell the type- C
writer, or deliver it to the sergeant- t<
at-arms of ithe senate as you see fit. g&
Had 'I known that it was not frank- '
able I could have shipped by express
or freight. But in this case it would t~
be one of the depantments of the gov
ernent selling the property of an
other department of the government vi
for the collection of postage on mat- b
ter that has alwa'ys been franked ni
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THB LEXINGTON LYNCHING.
A Mysterious Affair-Negro's Body
Can't Be Found-Sheriff tod
The excitement in the vicinity of i
Providence. Lexington county, which
was wrought up to th'e highest pitch
Wednesday nigtht by the dastardly h~
attempt of a negro to criminally as
sault Mrs. Thomas Wingard, wife of
a most highly respected farmer, has, .
subsided. Al-l during Wensy
night posses were going to and fro.
some seeking vengeance, others seek
ing the facts in the case.
The aittack of the brute was one of m
the most daring ever attempted in te
'this part of the State. Mrs. Wing- na
ard was in her back yard, between ei
sundown anid dusk. Her daughter e
was on the back porch, onily a few es
yards away. Her husband and son ki
were at the barn yard feeding the jj
stock for the night. Just as Mrs. m
Wingar'd stepped from the door of
the toilet the negro, who had evident- is
ly been h.iding~ in the shrubbery, tu
which over-covers t.he building, made of
a dash for ther wiith outstretched
arms, barely missing .her body. Miss
Wingard, wiho was watching her
mother, saw the negro as he made for B
her mother, and the two screamed al
most simultaneously. Their screams
attracted .the attention of the fa:thmer
and son at the 'loft, and the negro ran
off without accomplishing 'hi's fiend- e<
isi purpose. t
Realizifig what had happened tihe vi
son gave the alarm in the neighbor- h<
hood, the father sent for a physician, sl
and a gent]emnan, who chanced to be -w
passing by, was sent 'to Lexington' fi
for .the sheriff. All kinds of rumors
were cu:rrent, and for *a time the w
greatest excitement prevailed. 0
The question on every tongue next e<(
day was where is the body of the s<
nero ? Erery on is certain that he. e.1
is de.ad. but the body has not been p
fiundl. At a ny rate if it has been mi
discvered only those who foaud it si
know~ where it is.I
M,-. Winad is ahi 5.3 yers of ci
!V. ;M4 s 1 1 A
Nobod1v know-4 whi the negro was- -e
where he came from, and so far tho
is known, none of the negroes are ser1
issing in the -immediate vicinity. fav
Shariff P. II. Corley. when inter
ewed by the News and Courier cor- to
,spondent talked interestingly and
eely about his experience with tihe to
uld-be rapist on Wednesday nifi't. hn!
e stated that he reached the Wing- fle
-d home about three-quarters of an Co'
>ur after the att-empted assault. hav- ds
g run his horse the en.tire distance. wai
he dog took up the trail near the the
mlse, carrying it for a- distance of an.
)out three miles through the Seays, wl
obers and Fox plantations, never ful
tting up a second. He kept in hot
irsuit of the dog, and when he ar- to
ved near 'a large swamp the faith- sub
1l hound came upon the fleeing ne- an
-o, bringing him to bay just at the m
[ge of the swamp. .When the sher- wh
f got within about fifteen feet of I
.e man 'he was fired upon. At theyo
rst shot Sheriff Corley raised his to
in and fired as rapidly as possible. mo
i- negro fired four or five sh-ots, lqr
it of this the sheriff is not sure, spe
t the second shot from the negro's ION
stol struck the sheriff in the right on
-oin, ma:king a slight flesh wound. mo
9ile 'not serious, it is causing a to 1
eat deal of pain. Feeling sure that up
'had fatally wounded the negro, mit
id that he could return to the scene
xt morning and find his dead body, 'i
ieriff Corley hurriedly left for nat
)me to ascertain the extent of his res
und and secure medical attention. pas
Soon after the sheriff had fired bee
on the negro -a posse of about twen- an
-five arrived on the scene, armed wa.
ithe teeth with all kinds of wea
ns. The negro's hat was found on'wJ
e ground, the top of which was torn
tmplettAy into shreds, showing con
asively that at least one load from
e sheriff's gun had taken effect in
e hat. Part of the rim was gone te'
so. Sheriff Corley, as stated above,
Et the scene, the posse remaining to
>ntinue 'the chase. When Sheriff the
wley returned to the field of action da
mxt morning no trace of the negro Ta,
uld be found, and it is his opinion sen
at ,the negro was captured after his re,
>pa.rtu.re,. the job finished and his of
vdy made away with. Certainly no prE
gn of the supposed dead man could fra
found next moirning. t
eriff Will Report to the Governor. ~po
Lexington, January 9.-Shreriff me
rley will veryv likely make a report an<
SGovernor Ansel Monday in .re- not
trd to the alleged lynching or kill- PCI
g of .'the would-be .rapist, who on. oat
at Wednesday safternoon attempted
>'eriminally assault' Mrs. Thomas ed
~ingard, rnear this place.
Thle sheriff has been making an in
~stigation today. In fact he has (
en investigating 'ever since tire Ipil1
ght h1e 'had a duel with t.he negro, ero
it so far 'he has'been unable to find Fo:
t where the body of the negro is,I 12
-where it was c.arri'ed to, or the
ties of .the parties who concea:led ISA
Sheriff Corley states that 'he will
e a reward of .$50 for information I
at will 'lead to the finding of the J
dy, and it'is safe to say 'that he will ity,
ave nothing undone that will throw o'e
tht on what is to 'all a mystery. de(
eriff Corley 's report will cover the wai
tire case from the lime she left his me
>me tc go to the scene of crime, un- Ter
.he caught 'the negro hear thej
ramp, and 'his return home to give
s wound attention, and his later re- Jar
rn to the scene of the shooting.
The sheriff says ithat he ha's notih- ~
g to conceal so far 'as he is concern
t. He is satisfied .that he killed the fic
an. and will exercise 'every effort fro
-find his body. The wound from the 20t
~gro 's -weapon is giving him consid
able pain, and is becoming inflam- Pu)
[ It is feared that the wound may me1
mse further trouble. It is still not
iown who the negro was. It is said 'e
at none of tbhe 'negroes in the comn-r
unity are missing.
Mrs. Wingard, 1the injured woman,
said to be sitting up today, al
ough s'he is still suffering from the 13t
ects of the shoek.
ouse Refuses to Consider Secret 19t
Service Message, Holding It Is
Washingt.n, Jan. 8.-Having given day
nsideration to the president 's fur
Ler views regarding the seceret ser- 4
ce contained in 'his message to .the 1
>use of representatbives Mon/day, the tga
>eeial committee appointed to deal ine
ith F1e 'subject today broughlt in its I
nal .report. of
Accompanying it was a resolution cap
hieh declared it .to be the sense of 'ble
te house that it should decline to
ensider any communication from any do~
mWre which is noft respectful, re
(:nmendini that the~ tobjec i onable
art ion' of. the presidient s a.nn]nal n
essae' be laid on the table and tha4
miari actionl be taken wit-h respei':t rea
>the m'iessage of last Monday be
-us of it being "nresponsive to
p c .Ph'.'i l i ' nt.(* .i111:l:-l' la ' 1}
fiel f op n o :of 1 1 the Ol e -e t
!ice. that the " ief lire(unin in
-ir ofll!e proIvisonl wa.s th:lt th"
res$leni did 4 no lenisel.e-s
h' house tonight. )y a vote of 212
35. rebuked the presid&'nt br :ab
r so mueh of hi mesage :i, re
-ted on mieffiber-s of eirraess in
neetion r'ith 1is]. t rc ine ii3ili
to the secret service (e:ce!ive-. It
also deciared to be the selnse of
house that it dcline to consider
(If1mmonleation froni all- nLTe
el is not. -in its jadgmenIt. re-pen,
Ir. Gardner (Mass.) tried vainly
secure. first, the a<)ption of "
stitute for the resolution and then1
ammndment expressing coifidence
t1he p:esident. but he wa over
Vhen Ohairman Perkins of New
k of the special committee arose
nake is :report he faced an al
t full nfa:nber4hip while the al
ies were packed with interested
etaitors. Messrs. Tawney. Smith of
ra. Sherley and Fitzgerald were
the floor, prepar d. by wQid of
uth. to resent what they deemed
)e the insinuations of the president
)n them as members of the com
tee on appropriations.
Indignation in the House.
ihey were not ahne in their indi
ion, as they in turn spoke of the
olution. Tndeed. for soae time
t the feeling of .the members lnd
n growing more and more intense
I some of them have been giving
v to their entiments.
Vashinoton. Jan. O.-That the
se of representatives does not in
d to stop with its action of yester
r in rebuking the president in con
tion with his strictutres regarding
secret service was evidenced to
when, at the instance of Mr.
wney (Minn.) and without a dis
ting vote. it adopted a sweeping
lut-ion of inquiry into the amount
moneys appropriated during the
seat fiscal year for detecting
uds and the efforts made to brihg
trial offenders against the la'w.
rhe iresolution called for tihe ap
ntment of a eommnittee of five
rbers to conduct the investigation
it was authoriz-ed to employ ste
~raphers and clerks, to send for
sons and papers and to 'administer
['he sum of .$5,000 was appropriat
to cover the expenses involved.
~ough remedy for colds and eoughm,
ointment for piles, pneumonia and
up salve for pneumonia or croup.
e sale at Mayes' Drug Store.
LE r PERSONAL PROPERTY.I
will sell at the late residence of
f. Wicker, deceased, near Prosper
on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1909, at 10
lock, the personal property of said
eased, consisting of two mules, two
ons, two buggies, farming implk
ats, corn, fodder and hay, etc.
. 1, 8, 15.
AX ASSESSMENT FOR 1909.d
otice is hereby given that the of
of County Auditor will be open,
n the 1st day of January to the'
h day of February, 1909, for the
pose of receiving returns ofs tax
e prr'. ty for fiscal year com
icing January 1st. The following
ned places will also be attended as
nired by law:
L.t Whitmnire, Monday, Jan. 11th.
Lt Maybinton, Tuesday, Jan. 12th.
Lt Glymphville, Wednesday, Jan.
Lt Walton, Thursday, Jan. 14th.
Lt Pomaria, Friday, Jan. 15th.
Lt Jolly Street, Monday, Jan. 18th.
Lt Little Moun.ain, Tuesday, Jan.
L.t 0O'Neall, Wednesday, Jan. 20th.
Lt St. Lukes, Thursday, Jan. 21st.
Lt Prosperity, Friday and Satur
r, Jan. 22nd and 23rd.
Lt Longshore, Monday, Jan. 25th.
Lt Chappeils, Tuesday, Jan. 26th.
'he law requires a tax on all mort
ges, moneys, and credits, also on
omes over and above $2500.00
61 male citizens between the ages
21 and 60 years (except those in
able of earning a support) are lia
to poll tax.
'here shall be assessed on each
a capitation tax of 50 cents.
)ogs not returned for taxation are
held to be property of this State.
e careful to note each transfer o~
1 estate since last return.
W. W. Cromer, '
BL ANK I
WITH A NE!
I HAVE A FUL
Examine my stoc]
You will find my pt
you can order them,
keep your money in
loes It Pau?
It Has Paic
And it Will
)1 KL ET']
Honesty Rules Ev<
Special Reduction in
Article in Every:
If You Want to
IUY YOUR CHRISTMA,
WE SELL THE Bl
If you compare qui
with the priees chars
chants you will see
we offer you. For 1
are entitled to your
Z1 K LUEI
The Fairland S(
To be conservative.
To pay four per cent.
To calculate interest semi-a
-To bond every employee.
To be progressive and accol
To lend our money to our <
To treat our patrons courte
To be liberal and prompt.
To secure business from all
TO BE THE VERY BES'I
TO DO BUSINESS XW
Our institution is under the su:
examined by the State Bank Exar
The Bank of
DR. GEO. Y. HUNTER,
J. F. BROWNE,er
N SET OF
k before buying...
ices as cheap as
and besides you
your home town.
P N ER'S5
Price on Every
S GOODS FROM US,>
EST FOR LESS.
ality and prices
~ed by other mer
the great saving
:hese reasons we
trade. : : : :
' ANK FOR YOU
rervision of and regularly
v, S. C.
DR. J. S. WHEELER,
. A. COUNTS,