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1011IFN ('O0PER NOT CUILTAY.
Attorney General Consents to Libera- 3
tion of Man Once Convicted for
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 15.-Robin J.
Cooper, charged with the murder of
SenAtor Edward W. Carmack, was
given a verdict of not guilty in the
criminal court this morning on rec
ommendation of A. B. Anderson, at
torney general. Thus was brought to
a close the final chapter in one of the!
most celebrated cases known to the
annals of the courts of Tennessee. In,
striking contrast to the scenes mark
ing the first trial of the case, when
the court room was packed almost to
suffocation, there were only 'a few1
persons present. Counsel were pro
bably the only persons there particu- S
larly on account of this case. t
R ecommended Verdict.
Robin Cooper came into the court i
room some minutes before the timO
for court to convene and took a seat ,
at the table behind the railing. About I
half an hour later his counsel, Judge
J. M. Anderson, Gen. W. H. Washing- p
ton, Chas. N. Burch, Judge M. H. t
Meeks and Judge J. C. Bradford en-v
tered the court room and took seats I
at the table. There was no counsel
associated with Attorney General An
derson 1r thc- State and he stated in
recommending the verdict of not guil- f
ty, that no human being had said one
word to him in connection with any
prosec&tion during the two and one
half months he has been attorney
. Jury is Called.
Vernon H. Sharpe, clerk of the
criminal court, called the case of
Robin J. Cooper about 9.30 o'clock af
ter several minor matters had been
before the court.
Attorney General Anderson stated
* that he would like to have a jury for
the disposition of this case and jury
No. 1 was called. The 12 men filed
into the jury box. There was com
plete silence in the court room as
the attorney general arose to address
the court and said he had a recom-b
mendation in this case to make to the
Story of the Killing.
"Your honor Is probably familiar b
with this case," said the attorney gen
e ral. 'This defendant, Col Duncan y
B. Cooper and John Sharpe,' were in- j
d.ieted jointly for the murder of For- i
mer Senator Carmack. The case
same up for trial and resulted in the I
acquittal of Sharpe. Col. Cooper and
'this defendant were found guilty of 3
mur'der in the first degree. The su- c
preme court affirmed the case of Col.
Cooper, but as to this defendant there ,
was a reversal."
Judge Neill's Position.
Judge A. B. Neill then stated to the a
jury that in view of the statement of .t
the attorney general, the sworn offi
cer of the State, and in view of the
further fact that there is no further
\ effort made to prosecute the case, the 2
jury would return a verdict of not
guilty, which was accordingly done.
Counsel for the defense had noth
ing to say during the proceedings and
at the conclusion Gen. Washington
arose and stated to the court that they
would retire. The defendant left the
court room with 'his counsel.
Senator Carmack was killed on
Seventh avenue in this city on the
evening of November 9, 1908.
"LET US GIVE THANES"
.SAYS GOVERNOR ANSET.
Official Proclamation for November 24 ~
Prepared and Made Public ~
Through the Press.
The State, 15th.
Gov. Ansel yesterday issued his
+"Thanksgiving Proclamation" in
which he ordered a holiday for No
vember 24 and expresses for himself
and the people of the State his thanksl
for "this good year nineteen hundred
and ten." .
The following is the proclamation:
"We have, as a people and as aI
State, many things to be thankful for
in this good year nineteen hundred
and ten. We have been spared from
pestilence and famine; the health of
our people has been remarkably good;
the earth has yielded her fruits in
good measure; we have prospered in
many ways and our religious and edu
cational liberties hav-e b>een protected
S"Bearing in mind these many bless
ings, we should not forget the time
nor the season for our annual thanks
giving, but in accordance with time
honored custom observe one day fort
praise, prayer and gratitude to God
for all these things.
S"Therefore, I, M. F. Ansel, governor
of the State of South Carolina, do
hereby d!esignate and appoint Thurs
day, the 24th day of November, A. D.
~1O1. as a day of general thanksgiving.:
Let the people put aside their labore
for the day, assemble in their church
es and in their homes and give thanks
to God for his many mercies and
blessings 'to them, to the State and to;
the nation. Let them also of their
sufbstance give to the poor and to the~
needy and especially to the orphan
a es ihn te State And let us all
aalie special prayer for ie conunlm.eUd
;oodness of God to us in the coming
CALF CHEWED UP $118.
felfer Liked Taste of Bills, But Spit
Out Two Bits-Money Re
Spartanburg, Nov. 15.-This is an
bsolutely true story of a calf, a wo
aan, a veterinary surgeon, a roll of
>11s and a twenty-five cents piece.
Mrs. Luther Calvert, who lives near
1ifton, was going a-milking this
aorning and did not care to leave her
ocketbook, which contained five $20
ills, a ten spot, a five and three ones,
esides a quarter. She dropped the
ocketbok in the lot and knew that
he did, but a thorough search failed
o reveal the whereabouts of the miss
ag wallet. The entire neighborhood
urned out to assist in the search and
nally one of the neighbors' children
pied the quarter plainly showing the
nprints of the heifer's teeth.
The young animal was immediately
icked out as a suspect and a consul
ation followed. A veterinary surgeon
ras hastily summoned .and extricated
rom the calf's stomach the roll oft
ills and the pocket book, both in a
adly mutilated condition. The bills
ere taken to a local bank and later
rwarded to Washington for redamp
WOMAN KILLS HUSBAND.
or. Theo. Burgtorf Slain by His Wife,
Who Then Fatally Wounded
New York, Nov. 14.-Dr. Theo.
.urgtorf was shot and killed by hisl
ife, Anna, in their home in Bronx
After shooting her husband Mrs.
ourgtorf turned the revolver on her
elf, the bullet entering her abdo
ien. She was taken in an uncon
cious condition to a hospital, where
. was said she probably would die.
t developed that Mrs. Burgtorf had
een long the victim of a facial dis
ase which caused her great pain.
'his, it is said, made her wish to die.
The physician was shot as he lay
leeping, the bullet - entering his
Before she lapsed into unconscious
tess she told the story of her suffer
cgs and its consequences. Of her
usband she said:
"I just could not bear to die and
ave him behind," she moaned.
Jealousy? Yes, 'that was what it was.
faybe- it was selfish of me, but I just
ould not help it."
Although. in an extremely critical
ondition Mrs. Burgtorf refused to let
ospital surgeons operate on her to
Lght. She was determined to die, she
aid feebly, and would sanction no at
empt to prolong her life.
NERGER CASE IS PENDING.
fot Known Yet What Arrangements
Will be Made-The Label
'he State, 15th. 1
The attorney general is somewhat
~mbarrassed to know how to proceed
v'ith the remainder of the graft cases
or trial. He had wished to go to trial
vithi the case against H. H. Evans in
fewberry, but court meets there on
he 28th of this month. Mr. Lyon is
ireparing to bring the "merger suit"
o trial in Richland county, which
erm Is also called on the same day.
le can not try both at the same time.
Iowever, the Newberry case may not
nsume much time and he might be
;ble to dispose of both.
Other Cases Up.
Other graft cases pending are the
ndiotments against the board of con
rol preceding the administration of
)hairman J. M. R.awlinson. The
nembers of that board were: H. H.
vans, chairman; L. W. Boykin and
rohn Bell Towill. 'The case to be
rought in Richland is based on the
'amous label transaction in which out
>f a deal of $36,000 there is alleged to
iave been graft amounting to $22,000
tnd the exposure of the matter at
he time was resisted strenuously by
he persons involved. These cases
vii probably be tried in Richland
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3J. Langford is hereby nomia
fmayor, subject to the pri
. F. Baxter is hereby .omii
fmayor, subject to the pri
Xidermian Ward 1.
no. W. Earhardit Is hereby non
das alderman for Ward 1, su
othe primary election.
Alderman Ward 2.
.B. Lomiinack is hereby.annot
rreelection as alderman for
2ubject to the primary electic
uane D. Darby is hereby ann<
das a candidate for alderman
rd 3, and will abide the ri
Alderman Ward 3.
ClarencerT. Summe is hereb;
Smd Savings Wil
7ay company in this country
fifty million dollars, on its
!ople of France. This is re
) similar loans made by same
ntries, about the same time.
ench people get all of this
ockefeller, after returning
>s to Paris, tells the secret in
e people of France save their
nnot afford to take any un
i your hard-earned savings.
erous times the temptation
form of speculation is very
)f inducements are offered,
caution is exercised, errors
Lde which will prove costly.
>r does not put his money in
esented which promises large
ae speculation guaranteed to
ng for nothing; rather is he
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well for you to begin saving
to the policy of the French
ount, large or small will be
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, Nov. 26
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E RITY, S. C.
]nouinced as a candidate for aldermar
for Ward 3, and will abide the rules o~
1the Democratic primary.
Alderman Ward 4.
ated I hereby announce myself a eandi
mary date for alderman from Ward 4, sub
ject to the rules of the Democratic
ated OllIe 0. Smith.
mary - .
E. L. Rodelsperger Is hereby nomi
- nated for re-election as alderman fox
Ward 4, subject to the primary elec
dnat- tion. Voters.
J. A. Sean is hiereby nomiated for
rs, aldernan for Ward 4, subject to the
-primary election. .Many Friends.
meced Alderman Ward 5.
WVard . S. Goree is hereby nominated as
n. alderman for Ward 5, subject to tha
- primary election.
from Trustee Ward 8.
as of The friends of Hon. Otto Kiettnet
nominate him for re-election fox
school trustee from Ward 3, subject
to the rules of the Democratic pri
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