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VOL-U. XXII. MANNING. S. C.. WEDNESDAY, DECEM1BER 12,10.4N.I
And Deposed from the Minstry
and the Church.
NOTICE OF APPEAL
To the General Conference of the Church
Given by Creighton, Who Says lie
Will Fight the Case to the
Bitter End. Some Plaia
The fury of thirteen from the South
Carolina Conference appointed by
Bishop Wilson to try the Rev. C. W.
Creigton, of the Christian Appial,
for libeling the presiding elders of
the conference in stating that they
constituted a ring to contrcl the con.
ference and that for years they had
been grafting on the people and the
preachers by being able to control the
appointments, reported its verdict to
the :onference Wednesday morning.
The verdict "sustains the charge"
and finds that "he is hereby deposed
from the ministry and is expelled
from the membership of the Metbo
dist Episcopal church, South."
Three of the thirteen voting mem
bers of the jury refused to sign the
report- They are the Rvs. J. B.
Traywick, W. B. Wharton and W.
Soon as the report was read, and it
was received in silence, there being
no discussion of it under the church
law, REv. A. Coke Mann, a defense
witness and a strong supporter of Mr.
Creighton, arose to a question of per.
"All I want to say," he began
trembling with emotion, "is that if
hat verdict is true and correct, simi
lar charges should be brought against
threefourths of the 'membership of
the 'hurch in this stato, for the same
talk is being Indulged In against the
ring Mr. Creighton has , attscked
"I rise to a point of order," said
the Rev. Dr. John 0. Wilson, at one
time a presiding elder and for.a num
ber of years editor of the Southern
Christian Advocate, lumping to his
feet and interrupting Mr. Mann.
The point was at once sustained,
and after the Rev. Dr. 3..W, Daniel,
attorney for Mr. Creighton, had given
notice of appeal to the general eon
ference - which meets three years
hence, the conference formally ad
Journed and the annual appointments
were read. About two-thirds of the
members of the conference had left
the city in spite of Bishop Wilson's
request that members leave only on
permission of the conference, and
mnly a small crowd heard the verdict.
Mr Creighton did not appear on the
flor of the conference.
He says.hs has just begun his fight
against what he terms the ring con
trollng the conference and that he
proposes to preach and lecture
thoghout the state in addition to
carrying on a most stinging cam
paign In his newspaper. He says
the laity knows that he is right."
"Of course the verdict is a severe
blow," said Mr. Creighton, "but I do
not feel cast down or discouraged.
The jury was packed with men nre
judiced against my case. The R -v.
Mr. Walker, for Instance, who heads
the lit, conducts a negro school in
Augsa, and everybody knows that I
have attacked that sort of thing un
sparngy as the cause of friction bs
tween the races in the south.
"There was ample evidence from
the Bev. Messrs. C. B. Smith, A. B.'
Watson, P. A. Murray, A. Coke
Mann, and others, to sustain the
sharges I preferred against the pre
siding elders and others controlling
this conference through the appoint
ments, nine-tenths of which they
dictate, that hiey constitute a ring
to run things, and graft on the~
preachers and the people. They
would not allow m'e to have a stenog
rapher, but we will demand a tr..ns
cript of the evidence from their ste
nographer, in order to perfect the ap
Following-Is a copy of the verdict:
"ThO committee appointed to try
the case of C. W. Creighton, charged
with gross Immorality, report that
they have carefulily and prayerfully
considered ,the same, and find as
"Charge 1: Specifications 3, 4, 5,
7, 9. 10 and 13 are sustained.
Charge 2: Specifications 4 and 6
"Aud that these specifications sus
tain the charge, and he Is hereby de
posed from the ministry and Is ex
pelled from the membership of the
Methodist Episcopal church, South.
"(Signed) George Williams Walker,
D. M. McLeod, A. IN. Brunson, J.])
Crot, C. C. Herbert, W. M. Duncan,
. L. Hoiroyd, D. Tiller, John G.
Beckwth, L. L. Bedenbauigh, commit
"L. F. Beaty, chairman; J. M.
Steadmani and S. B. Harper, secreta
It should be explained that charges
1. and 2 are not different except as to
time. The cf nse under the first
charge occurred prior to the last con
ference and others occurred since the
The presiding elders Mr. Creightor
attacked were H. W. Bays, J. S. Beas
ley, John E. CarlIsle, H. B. Browr'
W. P. Meadows,. Marion D.gan, R
H. Jones, E: P. Taylor and J. W.
Following Is a summary of thi
charges against Mr. Creighton, or
which the committee acted:
Charge 1. "We charge C. W. Creigh
ton with gross immorality."
Charge 2. "We charge C. W. Creigh
ton with gross immorality, whic-1 sait
gross imtrorality occurred subsequen
to the last annual conference, but be
fore the investigating committee be
gan Its work "
This alleged gross Immorality cot
sisted of lying a-d slander as specifie
in the detailed charges,
The seDcifications under these tE
Itharges on =iica GrUgh was found
g;ItIcy ard the rep'rt t the commIt
tee was basedr ae. in brief, as fl'OS:
"SoccitV*on N.. 3 under charge
1: The ass-rtion mnse by Mr. Crelgh
ton that the presldice elder exercise
the power of a self psrpmauting body,
!n violation of the isvws of the church.
this asserhion beirg dencminated ~on
the specideation as follows:
Specific'tion N:. 4: The assertion
':hat the presiding elders shelve men
who for any reison do not sympathize
with them and approve their methods,
promote those who stand by them and
supp:rt each other in doing it. this
as ertion beirg dec'ared to be malic
Specifies tIon N:. 5: The assertior,
the presid rg elders agree upon
a method of forcieg up their salaries
in violation of the law of the church.
Speciacation No. 7: An editorial in
the. Christian Appeal of March 19,
1905; in which it was charged that
the presiding elders were guilty of
heartless o.nduct in grinding and ex
acting exorbitant proportion of the
Specification N >. 9: An editorfal in
which the following cccurs: "'When
we take into consideratioa the com
petency and c ziency of the presid
ing elders and the amount of service
whichi they render to the church, we
di: c:ver a clear case of graft." The a
presiding elders mentioned in this
connection are Rev. W. J. Stokes
(since deceased) Revs. W. P. Men
dows, J. S. Beasley. J. W. Kilgo, H.
B. Browne and H. W. Bay?.
Sp clcttin N. 10 roers to an ed
itorial in the Crist an AppaG, at
tacking the RE. 0 0. Watson, who
was at that time acting as editor of
the Southern Chnstiau Advocate, and !
who had in that paper called on Mr. c
Creighton to specify what he meant
by the use of the term "graft." Mr. g
Watson is referred to in this editorial
in contemptuou2 terms.
Specificotion No. 13 relates to an at
tack on Rev. Dargan, who had as p
sumed personal support of a mission !
iry at an expsnse of 8750.
The aiticle calls this contribution a
by Rev. Mr. Dargan "A conscience t
Under charge Noi:2. specification 4
relates to Creighton's charge that the r
presidicg elders of -,he Southern-Caro a
lna conference brcugbt charges J
againat him that they knew to be g
false. Specification No. 6 relates to :
an article by Me, Creighton, referring
to Mr. R. H. Jones and co-conspira- r
tors, charging conspiracy of the part T
of the presiding elders.
Thec ther s;ecificatlons which are e
not referred to in the report of the y
trial committee, it is pre-umed, were b
ot sustained for lack of sufflaent ev- ,
idence. They were of the same gen- i1
eral obaracter as those which aere 11
ustained and which are outlined E
above, being based upon other arti
cles of the same nature in the Chrie- c
The character of Creighton was
first attacked in conrerence two years
ago and a committee of investigation e
was appointed. This committee con
sisted of Rev. M. L. Carlisle, Rev. T.
0. O'Dell and Rev. R. W. Barber. The c
committee reported in 1905 at Spar
t.anburg that they did not hav suf 0
dicient evidence on which to go to
trial of the charges and reccomended
that the case be left in the bands of
the presidin~g eider, in- whose district
Mr. Creighton~ w- stationed. This
presiding elder was ,V. T. Duncan, of
the Cokesbury district. Mr. Creigh
ton appointed the following commit
tee to investigate the charges; Rev. 8
T. 0. O:1e11, W. A. Msssabeau and ~
Peter Stokes. Their report was made ~
at the present session and upon that C
toprt the committee cf trial was ap
pointed whose report was submitted E
Blew Seven rato eragments. a
One white man, five negroes and an r
Indian were literally biown into frag
ments by the explosion of dynamIte c
in a tunnel on the right of way of the
new Scuth and WestErn RtIlroad c
Friday night at Charlotte:- The c
white man had been ordered to open
a box of dyn, mite for blasting pur a
poses and started to comply. 02e i
blow from a hammer exploded theJ
contents and only a small fragment of '
the white man, who was blown through
the tunnel, has been found. S x others
were dismembiered and seven were se-,
rinely injured. A mule and car were
blown through the portal of the tun
nel and down tbe inountain side. The.
car was wrecked, but the mule escap
ed unscratched and of his own voittion
galoped off to the stable. Not a sin
gle person in the tunnel escaped in
jury. The construction force is tun
?alling through a mountain in a re
mote corner cf the State and owing
to its inaccessibilty and Inrability to
secure telephone com-nunication the
names of the dead and itLjured cannot
be learned. The IndIan was a Oher
okee from the reser vation at Whittier,
One more state.
The delegates elected to the Con
sti tutional Convention in Oklahoma
and Indian Territory assembled this
week to begin the framing of the
Constitution of the state of Okla
homa. Of 3 12 delegates nearly 100
are democrats. After the Constitu
tion Is finished it will be submitted
to the two territories for ratification.
State oflers will be elected, and if
the Constitution is ratified Oklahoma
will, by proclamation of the Presi
dent, become the forty sixth State
of the Union. The State omcers will
all be democrats. It will elect two
IUnited States Senators who will also
be democrats. There will be five Con
gramen., at laastthree of them will
Water Comes High.
Water seems to be a scare article in
some parts ef California. The Green
water correspondent of the Sacri
mento Bee says there was a water
famine in Greenwater last week, and
for three daysa the p reoious fluid sold
at $20 a barrel and at $1 a gallon in
small quantities. The supply comes
- from Alien's well, thirty miles east
of Greenwater, and when the teams
played out under the heavy traimc the
. price jumped up. FEnally new horses
- and a bigger tn were secured and
the prize droppad t~o 87 a barrel
. There are moure th?.n a thousand
d Ipeople in Greenwater, and the near
est water is thirty miles away. A
n fnll siedl bath costa abcnt $1o-.
HUNG AT LAST.
Old Man Rawlins and Alf Moore
Side by Side.
PAY DEATH PENALTY
Fot the Murder of the Carter Children
a Few Miles From Valdosta, Ga.
On the Gallows Rawlins
Declared His Boys lnno
J G. Rwlius and Alf Moore were
iung at Valdasto, Ga., on Tuesday
f last week for the murder of Willie
nd Carrie Carter, two children of
hv. W. L. Carter, who lived on a
arm ad j ,iniog Rtwlins' a few miles
rom Valdosta. Both Rtwlins and
arter were Baptist preachers. Sev
ral years ago a dispute arose as to
he line between their respective
arms. L'tigation and bad blood re
ulted. Carter was wounded by a shot
rom-ambush and had Riwlins arrest
I cn the .harge of attempted mur
On July 13 1905 a night attack was
lade on the Carter home. Two of the
bildren, WlUe and Carrie Carter,
rere shpt just oftside the house and
ots were fired wishout effrct at Car
r and his wife and other daughter.
be wounded boy managed to drag
Imself zo the house and informed his
rents that Milton and Jesse Rw
ns had shot him. He died the next
ay. Atter shooting the children, the
tacking party attempted to set fire
tae house, but were fired upon and
riven .ff without further casualties.
The trial, which lasted two weeks,
esulted in a verdict of death for the
Ider Rawlins, his sons Milton and
esse, and Alf Moore who was a ne
ro. The third son, Leonard Rsw
ns, was given a life sentence, as ac
mplice. Every legal expedient was
esorted so, but the verdicts have been
2stained in each instance. The con
lotion of all the men was secured
befly through the confession of Alf
[oore, who claimed that he and the
ys were present at the Carter house
then the c'iildren were shot, but that
be shooting was done by Milton Raw
s. Moore claimed that old man 1
'wlins was the instigator of the
'hole crime, and that he and the boys
arried it cut.
THEIR LAST VISIT.
Side by side the whits ian and the
egro, principals in the bloodiest trag
iy that has ever succked the heart
f south Georgia, paid the penalty of
times upon the gallows in Lowndes
:unty jail, before an approving party
probably fifty witnesses. The scene
lading to the execution was at times
athetic and then at times almost
ansational in their human interest.
At 9 o'clck, Mrs. Rawlins and her
wo grown daughters, all dressed in
lack and weeping, were permitted to
ter the prison corridor. They re
ained with the condemned husband
d father until 9.50, when they left
fter the fiaal gooa-by had been said.
s the heavIly veiled women passed
ut, the great throng in the jail yard
d streets made way for them', the
aen lifting their hats out of respect
o their grief.
At 10 o'clock the aawspaper men
nd several friends of the condemned
aen were admitted. Rawlins was
ressed in a negligee shir b, without
ollar. He wore a black sack coat and
laid trousers. He stood in the narrow
orridor into whIch the door of his
l lead and at tne other end of the:
.rrior were hIs sons-Milton, Jesse
ud L tonard Old man Rawling, stand
og six feet and over, a perfect giant
f strength and a plettire of health,
Leld his right hand high above his
Lead on the bars of the cell and with
is left made emphatic gestures.
PT.EADUS FOR HIs BOYS.
"Gntlemen," he said. "to one and
,11 want to say that myjboys are in
oent, I am standing in the pres
inoe of God a-nd the very shadow of
leath. If what I tell you is a lie, then
r. G. Rawlins is responsible to his
naker, If you believe the lie of the
egro, the'i you are responsible to
rcur God. Hear me, men, my boys are
nnccent, they never had anything to
lo with the killing of the Carter chIl
"Mr. Davis," he said to Captain E
E. Davis, a member of tho jury, whichl
sonvicted him. "I have no ill will to
ward you, you did what you thought
was, honest and right, but you are
wrong and the truth will appear some
say. I have forgiven you-and I ask
od to do the same thing." To others
Ihe old man made the same statement,
thanking some for their kindness and
good wishes, now and then denounc
ig his attorney and the judge.
"When you hang old man Rawlins
today," he cried with feeling, "you
will be lynching him; this is mob law
and not justIce that I am getting; I've
been mobbed In Georgia, in the name
of the law."
Then turning to the three boys, the
old man would point his finger at them
and declare their innocence. "I won'
der what's the mttter with the sher
1f, I wish he would come on," Raw
lins declared, "I am tired of waiting,
I wonder what's the matter, what
time is it."
sEas OF HIS WIFE.
Turning to the upturned faces,
Ralins said: "Please be kind to
my boys, they are not guilty, but
before God I would rather you would
hang tbem next Friday and let them
followme than to send t hem to the
penitentiary. The penitentiary will
make educated devils of them."
Dr. McCord, Rtwlins' spiritual ad
visor, pulled a store tag from the new
ct that the condemned man wore
and Ra~wllns, half smiling, said: 'If
my wife had seen that she would
have taken it off, poor woman, poor
awline walked from the steel cor
rido into the iil hall and pDeaced his
hands upon the bars and pressed his
face close to the window. "Gentle
men and ladies, and all," he 'began,
"listen to me; my boys are innocent."
His plea for his three boys seemed
to make his own peril pale into signi
ficance. Frequently be would almost
yell at the crowds. "Now, do you un
derstand me? Do I make myself
MOORE DENOUNCES RAWLINS.
Rtwlins addressed the crowd for five
minutes and at 10:25 Alf Meore, the
negro, was led from his cell to the
front second story window of the jsil.
Moore looktd long and eagerly into
the sea cf faces, in which there were
many black ones. Moore's denuncia
tion of old man Rawlins saowed great
bitternessiin the negroe's heart, as he
attributed his present condition to his
partner in crime.
"Listen one and all of you white
folks, and black folks," cried the ne
gro, gesticulating wildly, "Milton
&awlins killed the Carter children. I
swore this on the stand in the court
house and I swear it again today.
These will be my last works, people;
Wilton Rawlins killed the Carter chil
As the negro spoke old man Raw
ins sat unmoved, not more than three
eet away. "It's a lie," almost hissed
,awlins under his breath. Finally
sheriff Passmore ordered all in the
treet bAow to stop questioning the
At 10:35 a. mI., after speaking ten
ninutes, Moure c'ied: "Good-bye" at
,he top of his voice and he and Rw
ins were led toward the exr clon
hamber. Ea route, Rawlins stopped
'or a photographer to make a picture
"I do this j 2st so my wife and chil
Van can have one," he repeated sev.
ral time over to the photographer,
lring the process of taking the pic
ure, the man never flInched a muscle
md his expression was stolid and al
Into the execution room the jailers
Lnd guards and party were ushered.
1swlins 1-A-dIng the way and Moore
AT THE GALLOWS
At the foot of the steps leading to
ibe gallows, Rawlins sat down on the
irat step. 'The negro walked. toward1
Um, holding cut his* hand. Then
ollowed'an almost heated colloquy in
which both men told the other they
iad sworn the truth, esch referred to
he fact that he stood in the shadow
if the gallows and on the very brink
if death, but. Rawlings maintained
hat his boys were innocent and the
egro swore that the staLement was
tot true, and that he himself, had
old the truth.
The heated interview was bror.ght
o a close by the sheriff, who annouac
d tiat a prayer would be offered, ali
ats were taken cf, many kne-ling
n the steel floor, while above all
yomed the grim death trap, decorat
d with weights and levers and ropes.
'he prayer, a most fervent one, was
iffered by Rev. W. W. McCord, for
nerly of Atlanta.
This was followed by a';benediction
ind the party was in the act of mov
g towards the scaffold, when the
egro began a prayer, wonderful for
s wording and earnestness- But
iven in his Ainal prayer to his Master,
be negro's bitter heart showed there
as no forgiveness there for Rawlins,
hom he deelared had brought him
o his doomn. When Moore had finish
d the two men took their positions
i the scaffold, the trap was sprung
nd in a few seconds they were land
id into eternity.
SAID HELL AWAITED HX.
The night before he was hung
iwlns denounced the editors, the
wyers and the preachers, saying
.hey were all cowards. He said there
s no such thing as justice in all the
world, and tihat his hanging would be
ssassination. He said he had never
illed a man in his life, and that the
egro did the crime for which he was
;o be lynched. He said that the
;heriff was the luckiest man that
aver lived because he heard that old
Darter was going to make him move
ut of the e-unty: "How lucky it
would have been for me if I had drop
ed dead before I got in trouble with
Darter," he said.
"The Bible tells of the evil spirits
that live to hant men; we are dis
nty told of the evil spirits that
went from a man into a drove of hogs
ausing them to drown themselves in
the sea. I want my spirit when I
am dead- and gone to haunt the court
ffial to the end of their days."
He also jumped on the newspaPers
He said he believed that nine hun
dred and ninety-nine in a thousand of
he editors would go so hell because
they were too cowardly to fight
against public sentiment." Ra~wlins
declares that he will go to hell, but
that it will only give him an oppor
tunity of piling coals of fire upon his
PACED HIs CELL.
The fact that it was the last night
on earth did not appear to be a source
of much worry on the part of the 3M
man, who paced up and down his
narrow steel cage talking, singing or
praying as the opportunity presented
itself. He was visited by his wife
and daughters and many friends call
ed at the jail during the evening,
some being admitted, while others
were satisfli to stand on the side
w~lk and talk to the prisoner through
the stcond story window.
Although Rawlins could not be
seen through the window, he listened
attentively to all that was said and
would shout back his answers in
strong voice. Just before midnight
a minister of the gospel who had
known the condemned man when the
latter was preaching, drova up to the
jail, held a shouted conversation with
the prisoner, sang a hymn, repeated
a brief but earnest prayer and drove
It was just midnight when Rawn
lins' last visitor disappeared and
everything became quiet about the
jail The -old man slept a portion oi
the night, but very little, for at 2
o'clock in the morning a noted
evangelist, Sam Griffin, with strong
lungs and zealous prayers, took his
stand in the middle of she street in
front cf the jail and just opposite the
cell of the condemned man.
"Hello, Rawlinsi" he shouted
throug' she window. "How are you
'Fine," replied Rwlins and the
conversation could be heard for blocks
"Then let us tell the Holy Ghost
about it," the preacher shouted back.
"All right. tell Him," answered
The street preacher prayed and
sang at the top of his voice until the
pollce were appealed to and he was
made to move on.
Thuspassed into eternity a man
who at one time was an honored
minister of the gospel. What , a
solemn lesson the sad close of this
man's life teaches us all. At some
time he strayed out of the path of
honor and entered the broad road of
destruction, and according to his con
fassion foll ,wd it to hell.
SR01 BY WOMAN
FORMER SEN &TOR FROM UTAH
WOUNDED 1I WASHINGTON.
Mrs Ann'. Bradley, 'of Falt lake
City, Fires Three Shots
Into His. Body.
Former Uiited St.tes Senator
Brown, of U ah, was shot in Wash
ington last Satnrday by M s. Anna
Bradley of Salt Like City. The shoo:
>cured in Senator Brown'd apart
nent in the R leigh Hatel, where
bits. Bradua; - had re gistered un
dvr the name of "A. B. Brown." She
was taken into cust:ady a -rl was 1:cked
ip for the nig" t in the matron's room
)f the first precinet police station.
Two shots were fred, one graz'ng
B-own's lef o hand and the other. en
ering the abdcmen and lcdging in
he pelvic cavity Aftsr working
)ver him for nearly two hours the
urgeons decided that at present at
east they wouli make no further at
iampt to find the- bulle't. It was
tated to.n.ght that while Senator
Bsown's condition was critical his
ogounds are not necessarily fatal.
Mrs. Bra :ey arrived here shortly
,fter noon. After being assigned a
.oom she immediately went to S3n.a
or Brown's apartment. There was no
yitnesses to the suooting, but a floor
naid heard the shots and notified the
nanagement. According to her state
ene, Mrs B8radtley came to Washing
ion to demand that Senator Brown
arry her. She sa'd that their rela
ions were well known in Salt Lake
,ty. "I asked him if he was going
o do the right thing by me." she
aid maintaining a remarakable com
osure. "His reply was that h-- put on
uis overcast and started to leave the
oom and I s'tot him, I abhoracts of th a
aracter, but in this case it was tul
V justified." While expressing no
orrow for her act, she was glad to
now that Senator Brown might re
over. "I was practically penniless
rhen I got here Saturday," she said,
.aving only $1.25, and, af ter paying
he cabman, all the money I had In
he world was $1." She says she
Lrged Senator Brown to marry her,
.bat he had been instrumental in the
vorce between her husband and her
elf, and that as his wife was dead he
iow could "io the right thing" by
uer, This, she said, ae positively re
'used to do
Mrs. Bracey is a brunette, about 38
'ears old and frail of stafbure. Her
rst act, after being taken to the po
ce station, was to send for Senato
itherland, of Utah, who called on
er Saturday and had a talk with
ler. Senator Sutherland regretted
eng brought into the case, but said
hat Mrs. Bradley had sent for him
ocause he was the only man there
whom she knew, To him she told
1be story of her relations with Sena
or Brown. She alleged that two of
er children owe their parentage to
lenator Brown and that she had
amed one of them after him, Mr..
Bradley was reluctant to speak of her
ormer husband, but q'iestioning
rought out the fact that be now is
lying in Nevada with a second wife.
Further questioning disclosed the
'act that Mrs. Bradley for two years,
1900 to 1902, had served in the capac
ty of secretary to the Utah State Re
ublican committee, and also at one
ime was editor of the offcial1organ of
he State Federation of Women's
~ubi. She declared that she had a
eter in the newspaper business in
3lt Lake, but that she would not
~ommuncate with members*, of her
tamily because she knew r tnat they
ould come to her assistance.
Manager Talty, of the Ra'eigh, was
1otified of the shlooting wi Lhin1 two or
three minutes after it ocecrred. He
hurried to Senator Brown's room to
ascertain the facts.
Senator Brown, despite the serious
ness and shock of the wound retained
:onsciousness and was perfectly calm
and collected. He made no statement
to Mr. Talty beyond saying that he
had been shot by Mrs. Bradley.
The woman continued in tho. room
while Mr. Talty was attending to' San
s.for Brown, but offered no assistance.
Finally, Mr. Talty ordered her to leave
the room. She declined with absolute
coolness to comply with the order.
"I will remain here,"~ said she. "I
am the mother of his two children."
Au officer from the first precinct pm.
lice station placed Mrs. Bradley under
arrest. She made no resistance and of
fered no further explanation of the
shooting. She wis asked for a state
men tof the incident, but referred all
those who itquired to Senator Suth
erland of Utan
Aesume Ofic o.
Win. W, Finley, recently chosen as
the successor of the late President
Samuel Spencer of the Southern rail
way assumes the active duties of his
ofc Friday and will make his head
quarters in this city. The policies ofI
te late president will be carried out
and no n.aterial changes In the system
or the personnel of the active br:":.ch
of the road are contemplated by Mr.
General Shooting Scrape,
Two persons dead, two seriously
wounded and two slightly injured Is
the result of a fight which occurred at
Greenville, MIss., Friday Felix Hol
man, a negro from Arkansas, shot and
killd Celina Holman, a negress In a
boarding house for negroes. One po
lIceman was killed and another wound
ed before the murderer wasj' arrested
nd put in 1ja1.
HE TALKS OUT
Summary of President Roose
velt's Message to Congress.
FLAYS THE TRUST.
And Says~They Should Not Be Allowed
to Make Campaign Contributions.
Pleads for Army aed: Navy
as Best Agency for Peace.
The message of President Roose
velt read before the second session of
the Flfty-ninthicongress, consists of
nearly 25,000 words.
Only twenty-five words are devoted
to the Panama canal. A special mes
sage will be sent congress later deal
ing with this most absorb!ng ques
For the frst time in many years
the message deals more with the past
than the fuature. A feature of the
message is the simpl!fed form of spell
ing and is one of the first offiatal doe.
2ments given to the public since this
abbreviated method was adopted.
His first recommemdation is that
in furure inexorable laws be enscted
rohibiting corporations from contrib
ting to political campaigns.
The second paragraph of the mes
sage deal with the government's right
>f appeal in criminal cases and embod
tea an earnest plea for such laws as will
give the government this privilege.
The practice of setting aside judg
ments and granting new titles Is vig
)rously condemed by the president.
The president contends that the
ght of injunction in labor cases
;hould be aholised and he declares it
nd instrument which is savagely
ibused in many instances.
The duties, as well as the good
pportunities, of judges are disoussed
n detail and the president makes an
special plea for a higher and more
.ffactive jndicary throughout the
Lynching is condemmed in the
nost emphatic language and the race
.ot in Atlanta is pointed to as one of
;he evil results of race passion.
'As a remedy for race hatred and a
preventive for lynching the president
ints to earlyschool training and
nanual education of both races.
Capital and labor are discussed at
reat length, with reiredies suggest
d and moral lessons pointed out.
rhe message declares that much of
he friction between the employer
,nd the employe is the result of the
ork of the demagogue and arges
hat the two classes get on better
erms of aeqaintaneship.
The eight hour law is approved in
he United States, but shown to be
ery undesirabe in Panama, where
he conditions and men are totally
The labor of women and children
ii sweatshogs and factories -is scored
mud better and more stringent laws
gainst it urged.
The liability of the employer is
~iven especial attention by the pres1
lent and pertinent suggestions made
a reference to who shall share the
esponsbility for accident to the em
The president believes prompt and
earching inquiries should always be
~nade in disputes between capital and
abor, and arbitration employed
Tae president insists that coal
ands, still owned by the government,
huld be held and leased to miners
n a royalty basis.
Several pages of the message are
evoted to a review of the t,6rm cor
oration, the general Effects of trusts
arn& the legislation already inaugurat
d to permit the possibility of comn
The. messages endorse the inheri
ance tax and approves the tax on in
omes. The president states that
he rich man is under a pseculiar obli
ption to the goverernment for pro
etion which the poor man does not
Technical and industrial training
are urged as the best foundation for
he young man and the young woman
to build for the future. The tiller
f the soil, the mechanic and all
thers who earn their bread by the
s a~t of their brow are given earnest
Irrigation and forest preservations
re briefly mentioned.
The president cordially endorses the
movement to build a memorial am
phitheatre at Arlington for use of
me Grand Army of the Republic on
The president calls especial atten
ion to need of natibnal laws relating
o marriage and divorce. Race sui
ide, from a R':oseveltian point of
view is given particular attention in
The president urges that more en
couragement De given American ship
ping that better water mail routes be
established and faster and larger shir~s
be put into servIce for the conntry's
Currency reform is urged and the
pst niuctations in loan money review
d, with several suggestions for nat
onal bank issues.
A lower tariff or else free trade in
Philliphine products is strongly urg
ed, with ths declaration that all is
well in the oriental possesions and
peace almost secured.
The message insists that American
citzenship shoule be conferred upon
the oitizens of Porte Rico and the ex
penses of the federal court of PFrto
Rico should be borne by the United
It is stated that the administra
tion of the aifairs of the Phillipphines,
Hawaii, Porto Rico and othef insular
possessions should be directed by Ithe
department of state or department
of war of the United States,
The Alaska Yukon Pacific exposi
tion meets the endorsement of the
president who ask that proper en
couragement be given the enterprise
which has bsen launched by A laska. .
airw trntment to all nations and
especial cordial hospitality for the for
eigners within our gates are urged by
the president. He reccomends that
an act be passed providing naturali
zation for all Japanese who come to
America intending to become citi
From his message it Is evident
tihat the president was well pleased
with conditions he found on his re
cent visit to Cuba, for he states that
peace has been restored and the pro
visional government will give way to
self-government within a fa w months.
The Rio conference is reviewed and
the reception of Secretary Root In
South America wastespecially fortu
aate in cementing the ties between
the United States and her neighbor
With a tribute to Secretary B3ot
'he president declares thar no longer
Is the Monroe Doctrine misunder
ibood by the Republics in the South.
Conditions in Central America, the
friendly relations existing between
the United States and Mexico. the
&lgestras conferenceand other ques
tions of international import are re
vIewed and discussed in n optimistic
The president calls especial atten
tion to the pelagic killing of seals and
all seal hunting violations, both in
this country and in foreign waters.
Vital importance is a tached bvlthe
president to the second Hague con
Lererce in the interest of universal
Probably the feature of the mes
sage lies in the earnest appeal of the
:resident to congress that the pres
cnt high standard of the army and
navy be maintained as the greatest1
.gency of peace with our neighbors
and the world.
TEE LAST FIV:E DOLLARS
Of a Large Fortune That Had Beein
Holding up a five-dollar bill, the.
Rev. William P. Chase, pastor of the
Park Baptist Church of Tottenville,
S. I., Sunday night preached a ser
non on tdmperance.
The bank note came in the minis
:er's mail Wednesday. Upon the
hite edge were written these words:
. "The last of an ill-spent fortune of
850,000, dissipated by the sender
ithiAn three years. When you get
ihis the-siclide's grave will have end
:d my life of shame. Whiskey,
morphine and opium have ended my
lIe. Take warning. Beware!"
The message was not signed. When
ihe pastor failed, af;er there days, to
liscover the identity: of the owner,
ie determined to preach a sermon
ith the bank note in his hand, and
dl Tottenville crowded the church to
Mr. Chase took his text from First
rimothy vi:10: "For the love of
ll kinds of evil." During the whole
A his discourse he held the banknote
n his hand and the awed congrega
on sat spellbound.
"This is a sermon from the shadow
f the tomb,"'the minister said. "This
>ank note Is the last terrible warning
ent to brother men by a man whose
oul is lost and who knows that it
t cannot be regained. It bears a
oube message because its .owner,
rst bound hellward through the pos
~esion of too much wealth, came at
.he last into the portals of hides
,rough his sinful dissipation of his
The minister says he probably will
ive the 85 bill to. some temperance
Killed by Elevator.
Three men were killed, one was fa
ally injured and five others were se
erely hurt at Waynesboro, Pa.,
Ihursday by the fall- of an elevator
n the Geiser Manufacturing com
pany's shops. Eleven men were on
he lift, together with a five-ton mill
ng machine and heavy truck, when
cable parted. T ae men were drop
ped 25 feet with the machinery into
a pit and George Freeman, John Tor
son and Marar Popian wore crushed
to death. Nicholas Brunson was fa
tally injured. All of the Ir jared
were brought to the hcspital in this
Lost At sea.
The Assateague life saving station
reported Friday that the three-mast
ed schooner Florence I Lockward,
rom Norfolk for New York with a
cargo of lumber, stranded on Williams
shosl off Assasateague, Virginia, Fri
day night and is a total lost. Capt.
Tylor and his crew were rescued by
the life savers. The schooner wen~t
aground during a heavy gale and
quickly pounded to pieces in the
heavy sea. The schooner was built
at Norwalk. Connecticut, and was
wned by ,T. H. Smith of Boston. The
vessel was 103 feet long, had a beam
of 30 feet and a dept of e4 feet.
Want To Re-Enlist.
At the instance of Secretary Taft
Sergt Mingo Sanders sud Private El
mer Brown, of the 25th infantry, col
3red, Saturday filed with the military
secretary applications for re-enlist
ment in the army. 0 -ie of these has
~een referred to the President in or
der that he may det~ rmlne whether
or not any of the men of the 25th in
antry who were recently discharged
without honor shall be re-enlisted and
if so on what conditions.
Specials to the Detroit News from
Sault Ste Marie says: "T wenty vessels
are caught fast in the lose in St. Msry's
River, the cold snap of the past few
days~ having caused six to eight Inches
f ice. The Lake Ctriers' Associa
tion has organized an ice crushing ex
pedilon to leave Sault Ste Marie Sun
day mhorning, under the leadership of
the steamer Algomahb, to attempt to
release the impiisened ships."
News has just came from Monterey,
Mexico, of a mine accident, which oc
urred last Tuesday at the Avino
mines, and which resulted in the
death of 12 Mexican miners, who were
at ?Crk in the shaft. The accident
was due, it is reported, .to the care
lessness of some one in letting a big
flow of water Into the lower level,
where the men were discovered.
Four Students and Three Fires
men Loose Their Lives in
A BURNING BUILDING.
Three Students Burn Up in a Dormitory
and Three Volunteer Firemen Are.
Crushed Under Falling WaRs
at Ithaca. N. Y., on
At Ithaca, N. Y., seven pOrsons
met a tragic death Friday niornl in
the woist disaster that ever befW
Cornell university. Three of the vi
jims were volunteer firemen otihe'
*ity of Ithaca and four were studWniB
of Cornell university. The flramn
all were prominent in the city. They
A. S. Robinson, attorney, John
Rumsey, hardware merchant; Esty
Landon, a salesman.
The students were:
0. L. Schmuck, Hanover,"Pa.; F.
W. Grelle, South Orange, IT. 'g; W.
a. Nichols, Chicago; 3. M. Mnutdh
aon, Pittsburg. Schmuck got out of
ihe building, but went back 'for his
room-mate, Nichols, and in the at
xempt to- rescue his comrade be was
io seriously injured that he died In
One student, O. .. Pope, a frei-h
nan of Esp Orange, N. X., was noi
>usly Injzred, and three others. were
;ilghtly ir jired. They- are B. B
Powers, a senior of Atlanta, Ga.; W.
W..Goetz, a sophomore of Miwaukee,
Wis., and H. M Curry, Jr., a sopha
nore of Pittsburg.
R unsey, Landon and Babinon,
ahe Ithaca volunteer froMen, had
managed to train a hose on the nogth,
ide of the house when the waU
sottered, There was a cry of alarm
4nd several men standing be&r
nanaged to ge out or the way, but
she three named were caught under
.1w mass of debris and killed.
A few minutes after the ftameu
were discovered th'e Chi Psi chapter
i6use was all ablaz, the 9amer
'anned by a strong northwest wind,
md the students were trapped in the
ormitory on the third floor. Many
>f the boys jumpsd to safety, while
,hose who hesitated wero carried to
,he ground by the falling walls.
No alarm was turned in until half
n hour after tOle Are had been di
tovered and it was an hour later be
ore the volunteer fire department
ould get to work. There wasa loujg
slimb from the lower part of the city
o the college grounds and by the
Ime the firemen arrlved the Interior
)t the building was almost burned
mu. They could do nothing but pre
rent the adjiIng buildings from tak
The mcnsy loss is nearly $200,000,
ince the original cost of the building
rected by Mrs. Jennie McGraw FIlke
a about $150,000 and extensive In-.
error decorations had been made.
The' cause of the fire Is unkuow,
3hough it Is supposed that It starie
in the kitchen. Cornell university is
immeasurably appalled by the terrible
3atatrophe and academic work Is al
The burned building was built by
Jennie .McGraw Fiske, the benefactor
of Cornell, whose will was .contested
by her husband, Prof. Willard Flake.
She abroad, seeking help for an in
urable disease, and never entered
aer beautiful mansion alive. Her
body was taken there for the obwe
-Out ofr Glls Haw /
Michael Kurovik, a foreigner of
aomestead, Pa., attacked Ei.na Sto
ry, 17 years old, in her home Satur
day night and cut off herbhair with..a
rzor. He narrowly escaped lynohing
at the hands of an Infuriated mob.
Eiss Story met XarovIk In a hallway
And without a word he seized her and
wIth one slash of the razor cut the
greater part of herhair from her head.
from ~Eslng theglrl, the man escap
ed the house The girl'sories attractied
a large crowd of men, who captured
Kurovik an were preparing to hang
ni1m when he. was rescued .by a squad
of police. Surrounded by the mob,
the office-s rushed KurovIk to the po
lice statiaD, with several hundred ex
cited people in pursuit. For half an
hour the mob lingered around the sta
tion, but dispersed when addition of
ficers arrived to guard the jail.
Two Men Kinled.
T wo men were killed in an explo
sion of a magazine of 0;Iiinia pow
der works near Uniontown, Pa., Fri
day morning. The building was to
tally wrecked. The body of an Ital
ian was burned almost to a crisp, but
a man named fickle lived a few min
utea after being rescued from the de
ris. Tne explosion occurred at 8:45
o'ckok and shook the earth for miles
around. Windows were rattled In
Fairchanlee, two miles away, and in
Uniontown, five miles away A large
force of men were working- in the
mal adj iining the magazine, but
none were Injured.
E T. Williams, assistant postmas
ter at Griffin, Ga., Friday morning
went to his father's home at Wood
bury and while there walked out on
the rear porch, about 2 o'clock and
using a shotgun fired one load of shot
into his left breast and shoulder, in
flicting a fatal wound and is now
dying. He was a very popular and
prominent young men. Despondency
is the supposed cause of the tragedy.
-Kiae mis Xurderer. -
A special from Pine Bluff, Ark.,
says ,T. F. Gulpepper, former chief of
polica and widely known throughout
the Soutnwest, was shot and Instantly
killed in a pistol duel with a negro.
named Brook early Thursday. After
receiving mortal wounds, Gulpepper
frei at the negro, sending .a bu~lgt
through his heart.