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VOL. XXII NLAN NIN G, S. C. AV, EDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19I98N.2
And Much Property Destroyed by
a Destructive Cyclone.
SWEEPS TEXAS TOWN
Two Known to Be Dead and Many
Fatalities Are Feared-Buildings
Flattened and Wire Lines Prostrat
ing Out Three Towns, Destroying
Life and Prdperty in Many Places.,
Tyler, Texas, was swept by the
most disastrous tornado in its history
before daylight Friday. Coming
from the southwest, the storm swept
over the main residence quarter of
the city, leaving a trail of death and
The known dead are C. A. Francis,
agent of the Dallas News, and his
wife and baby and a negro, Mose
Francis's body was found a hun
dred yards from his wrecked home.
The body of his child was found in
the street. Mrs. Francis was in the
wreckage of the building.
Six seriously injured" persons are
reported. They are Irwin Franklin
and his wife and four children. One
of the children may die. The Frank- I
lins were caught in the wreckage of
their home. I
Wires are. down in all directions ]
from Tyler, but reports from far- ]
mers are that farm houses along the ]
lines were blown down. It is im
possible to ascertain the loss of life
in rural regions, but it Is known the I
tornado swept everything clean for .
a distance of five miles. I
Three miles from the town the (
wind demolished the home of Irwin I
Franklin, severely wounding Franklin t
and his wife and four children. The t
tornado tore a path through Tyler I
100 feet wide. Buildings, telephone i
and electric light poles were laid flat
in the storm's path, while great dam- f
age was done in other parts of the t
CYCLONE IN MISSISIPpL
six People Killed and Three Small
Towns Demolished. d
A dispatch from Meridan says 3
small towns were practically demol- r
ished by a tornado Friday. Reports f
of the number of the killed range 1
from six to ten, with the smaller
number probably correct.
Mossville, Service and Soso are the
towns destroyed. They are all in
Jones County and all are very small
being merely a handful of seattered
The tornado struck them about
noon. and in most instanc'es is report
ed to have tarried buildings in its
path completely off the lots on which
they stood. Nearby fields were cov
ered with wreckage, and the branches
of several trees were littered with
small household articles.
L. S. Norrison, a resident of Moss
ville, said that he was out of doors
during the blow and was compelled
to grasp a wire fence to keep from3
being blown away. He said the dead
at Mossville are Alexander Windhami
and wife, negroes.
Near the town he said four white
persons had been killed. a man and
his wife and their two caildrenl,
whose names he did not learn. The
seriously injured at Mossville are J.
W. Robinson. Mr. and Mrs. Win.
Campbell and Minnie Campbell.
Near Service one child of Ike Hol- j,
loway is reported dead and also an
unknown negro. The tornado was
accompanied by a torrent of rain,
which caused a sudden rise in the
ereeks and washed away several
FUSILADE OF SNOWBALLS
Causes the Death of an Old Man in
In New York on Wednesday boyr'
returning from school snowballed ani
old man who tottered along Green
wich street. He sank down on thi
steps of an old house beneath a int
ilade of snowballs. His tormentr
were preparing more missil5 when
a policeman appeared ani it w.
learned that the man was dead. FE
was recognized as Thomas Thom:'
once a wealthy man of good familh
whose fortune was swept away yean~
ao 3MAN VICTIMS
Of Hydrophobia Being Treated :in
New York City.
The New York health authoritc"
admit that there are at least fift:
cases of hydrophobia being treater'
in New York. There has been ar
unusual number of cases of this dis
ease in the city for the last two yean~
and whil e just at present there seems
to be a smaller number than usua:
since the outbreak of the epideic
there are many more cases than wer'
known at any time previous to the
epidemic which has been on for twc
STEPPED ON LIVE WIRE,
And Both Horse and Lad Were In
At Thompson. Ga., Willie Richards
the eighteen year old son of John H.
Richards of that county, was kill
ed in a most horrible manner Thurs
day afternoon. The electric wire
leading from the electric plant to the
Smith Manu facturing Company fel
to the ground, and was still on the
ground when young Richards came
up the road, and the horse's feet
struck the live wire, killing both the
hore and rider instantly.*
FAKE WHISKEY FIRMS
Whiskey Was Bought From Houses
That Never Has Existed.
Remarkable Testimony as to Dispen
sary Creditors Brought Out at the
Hearing in Columbia On Thursday.
It having been established before
the dispensary commission that the
address given as headquarters of the
alleged liquor firm of Belair Distill
ing Company is in a fashionable res
idence of Baltimore, it was brought
out at the hearing Thursday that the
address given at the Washington
branch of the Belair concern was the
same address of Richard & Co., 480
From letter heads of both con
cerns it was shown that J. S. Richard,
a -ember of the firm of Richard &
Co., was also president of the Belair
concern, and then it was shown that
Richard is a brother-in-law of M.
V. Goodman, the agent of Ullman &
Co., who is now under bond on
:harges of conspiracy to defraud the
The Belair Company, it appeared,
began to do business with the dis
pensary after 1905, when Ullman &
,o. were put on the blacklist by the
Iay committee. It was then stated
>y Mr. Felder that Goodman had put
n bids for Ullman & Co., the Anchor
sistilling Comparj, Strauss & Co.,
ichard & Co., the Commonwealth
)istilling Company and the Belair
)istilling Company, all of which got
uciness from the dispensary, and all
f which according to Mr. Felder, be
onged to the "Ullman family." It
ras shown that Goodman in 1903
ad put in a bid as president of the
ommonwealth Company, though in
is recent testimony he said he left
he Commonwealth Company before
hat year. The old dispensary law
rohibited one concern putting in
ore than one bid.
The commission passed a judgment
Lnding that on account of overcharg
s the Belair concern was indebted to
he State in the sum of $10,492 to
rhch is to be applied the amount
f :he claim, $6,386.41. But if the
;elair concern is a fake concern
rhat is the judgment worth? To
how that it is a fake concern. Fei
Ler said no record of its charter
ould be found in any State; there
ras no response to a notice sent by
egistered mail, no one had appeared
or the concern and the house could
ot be found in Baltimore by a col
ction agency. During the investi
ation Mr. Lyon suspected that the .
elair concern was a protege of
leischman & Co. He was on the
rack, but did not get the game.
Evidence was also produced to
ow that J. W. Kelly & Co., and
ring & Co., both~ of Chattanooga,
as one and the same Concern and
oth had put in bids on Silver Spring
orn liquor at prices 20 per cent.
igher than Kelly & Co. had charg
l other customers outside the State.
'he claim of King & Co. amounts to.
exicanl Miners Blow Up Quarterst
and Many Were Injured.
Mexicans employed at Santa RosaI
aine in Sopora. two miles son 'of 1
)ouglas. Ariz., tried to kill every
-merican in the camp by placing 1
ticks of dynamite under the Amern- 1
an boarding house, the company's C
tore and the forman's office. The
Lynamite under th~e hoarding house t
ent a dozen men through the roof. I
11 of them had legs and arms brok-1
tn and some were more or less dan
~erously injured. The fuses were
imed so that the explosions would
ccur almost simultaneously and the
our selected was that of the evening(
neal. Dynamite was also placed be
teath the superintendenit's residence.(
('he comp~any store was completel.<
emolished. * t
FORAKERl BEATEN IN 0OHO.
Roosevelt's Man Friday Cleans Him
tIp All Over State.
The net result of the Republic".
timaries held throughout Ohio wa
'or Wmt. H. Taft.- Four~ delegates
t large and 22 district delegates to
:he National Conventionl in Chicago.
nd a delegate to the State Conven
ion to be held March 3, which will
e unanimously in his favor, werej
iected. -Actual voting for delegates
o the State Convention was carried
mn in but thirty-five outt of the total
f 88 counties in the State. The
'aft delegates in 52 counties having!
no opposition, their name were sim
ly certified as having been elected.
SAME OLD) STORY.
Nine Men Killed in a Mine E-xplo
sion in Kientucky.
Nine men are dead and one in a
dying condition as the resu:- of an
explosion of gas in the White Sfine~
t South Carolton three midles northi
of Central. Ky. Ten men wer at
work in a shaft 180 feet de-ep in a~
room apart fromt the rest of the mine
and three more were in a dif'erent
part of the mine. Suddenly thtey
heard a terrific explosion und till
were hurled to the ground. Rlecov
ering. they rushed to the rescue of
their companionis, only to thnd the
room filled with fallen coal, and r>
hear the cries of the dying.
Six Burned to Ueath.
Lawrence Haake's wife and six
children. ranging from a new born
infant to a girl of 13 years of age.
were burned to death Wednesday ini
thi shack at New Liskard, north of
LYON FUNGS LIE
At Editor Koester of the Columbia
WHILE HE IS IN COURT
As a Witness, Where le Had Been
Summoned by the Attorney-Gener
al to Give Iis Reasons for Assert
ing That the Attorney General Has
Been Trying to Convict in Dispen
sary Cases with Bought Testimony.
During the session of the dispen
sary commission Thursday after
noon. Attorney General Lyon de
nounced Mr. George R. Koeter, edi
tor and manager of the Columbia
Record, as "A most infamous and
dirty liar." Mr. Koester, who was
present, asea ror tfe protection of
the Court, and arose from his chair.
The situation was tense and Commis
sioner Patton also arose as if to step
between Lyon and Koester. Mr. Lyon
warned Mr. Koester not to approach
and dramatically told him he (Lyons)
walked the streets of Columbia and
was personally responrible for what
The incident grew out of an edi
orial in the Record Wednesday af
torial in the Record Thursday af
rought into the room while the com
mission was in session and the at
ention of Mr. Lyon was called to
the editorial. Mr. Lyon had just
onie into the room. ,He at once re
uested the commission to summon
Ir. Koester. This was agreed to,
nd Mr. Stevenson, drew up the sum
ons, which was signed by Mr. Mc
ween. The marshal of the commis
ion was given the paper and within
half hour or so returned with Mr.
oester, who had come very willing
. He was examined under oath by
[r. Stevenson, the regular counsel
>or the commission.
Mr. Koester Questioned.
The offlicial record is in substanee
Q. Mr. Koester, the attention of
he commission has been drawn to
his paragraph in this afternoon's
laily paper as follows:
"Tae Record has been asked why it
ssails Attorney General Lyon and
eeks to hamper his attempts to have
'grafters" punished. The insinua
ion in the question is that the Re
ord is in sympathy with the "graf
rs." The insinuation is too con
emptible to notice.
"Explanation of the Record's atti
ude toward Mr. Lyon is wanted. It
s easy to give. If there has been
raft the Record, as much as Mr.
yon or anybody else, wants it ex
iosed and the guilty punished, but
e methods employed to bring about
at desired result should be clean.
nd honorable and command respect.
is Mr. Lyon's methods to which
e Record objects. Wherever the
.nglo-Saxon civilazation has spread
common maxim of its Courts has
4een that it is better for a thousand
~uilty men to escape than that one
nocent man should be punished.
"Similar in spirit is the Record's
4elef that it is better that all dis
ensary grafters should escape than -
hat an attempt should be made to
cure conyictions with bought testi
nony. And that is the game Mr.
yon has been playing first as a mem
)er of the investigating committee
nd now as Attorney General. If
here were no political phase to the
atter he could not hope to secure
nviction with bought testimony,
nd it is only the political phase of
e case that keeps his attempts to
uy testimony from meeting the uni.
~ersal execration they deserve." 1
The commission wishes to know
'ho is responsible for the editorial
Iepartmenlt of your paper. A. I am.
Q. The commission being partly
bharged with getting this testimony.
Lnd the work which Mr. Lyon has
lone in that line being through the
:mm ission, the commission wan tc
0 know what information you have
tbout the purchase of testimony?
. Nothing but what has been pub..
Q. Does what has been publishedl
wify the charge that they are buy
a tesi1muny? A. Weil, all this is
:e.y sucldcn. I have not got it at
y fingers' end. )ut Mr'. H-ermann,
4ho is the president of the Augusta
Brewing Company, testified that he
ad paid rebates or commissions and
hat an order was passed by the old
nyest'tiatinlg commnirtee ordering
payment of his claim, which I believe
was the first and the only one paid
up to that time.
Q. Let us get that straight. That
was when Mr'. Lyon and another comn
amittee was investigating the dispen
sary. Those who composed that comn-1
auitte, I helieve, were Mr. Ly-.n.. Mr'.
Blease. Mr. Christensen. Mr. Spivey,
and some others- These gei:I~een
o charge. togethier with Mr. Lyon..
with having purchased testimony.
Is that the basis of your charge:
of the purchase of testimony? A.
'hat is. offered to purchase testi
Q. That is the hasis of your charge.
that the old investigating committee
did that? A. That they offered an in
ducement for getting testlioy.
Q. I want to know this: whri
evidnce have you that there has been'
ouchase of testimony since the o:'
ganizationl of this commission? A.
I don't say there has been a pur
Q. Do you mean to say there has
been an effort to do so? A. I mean
to say. if I be correctly posted. that
I have got a right to infer that if
partis to whom claims were due, or
who allege that amounts are owing
to them by the dispensary. will come
forward and give test iony that
there claims will be paid. 'There was
a report in the paper this morning of
a clim paid on yesterday.
Is that the publication you refer
tm th publintion in the State this
morning? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Then you state that all you
base your charge on is what was
published in the paper? A. As to this
Q. Is there any publication that
you base your charge on A. No.
Q. The publication in the State this
morning? A. Yes.
Q. With reference to the Paul
Jones Company? A. Yes. The first
claim said to be paid was the Paul
Jones Company, which was of exces
sive volume, but on account of mat
ter behind it, it is stated that the
payment of the claim was ordered
immediately after obtaining testi
mcny by them.
Q. How do you connect M::. Lyon
with that action? A. I don't know
that I rightly connected him with
that action; but at the same time, I
considered him as adviser of the
Q. You don't hold him responsi
ble for the action of the commission
in aujudicating the Paul Jones
claims? A. Not directly.
Q. Or that this charge that he is
purchasing testimony at the present
time is based on that? I understand
you to say that the only basis of
your charge at the present time is
from this article in the State. Now, t
you admit that you cannot hold him
rssponsible for that. Then you have
no basis for the charge that he is
now purchasing testimony? A. No, a
sir, I can't say that I draw that in- C
Mr. Patton: V
Q. Is that the only source of in
formation you have, what you saw in r
the State? A. That is all I based my 5
Q. You stated that you had infor- t
mation about to-day. Is what you I
aw in the State to-day all the in- P
ormation you have? A. That was p
Q. Answer by question? A. Yes, g
said, except as to the old commis- t
Q. You have no further informa- t
ion of the purchase of testimony, 0
xcept what appears in the State? A. c
o, sir. a
Mr. Lyon Enters Discussion. t
Attorney General Lyon: t
I wish to make a statement in re- g
ard to this matter. I regret, ex- p
edngly, that it becomes necessary si
'or me take any action or to notice e:
nything that may be said or done a
)y this creature (pointing his finger of
t Mr. Koester.)
Mr. Koester el
If this be a legal proceeding, I B
esire that that gentleman be re- o:
uired to use proper language. e(
Mr. Lyon: , p
I wish to say that as far as shown ti
his afternoon that the man that fr
vrote that article in the record is a bi
iost infamous and dirty liar. ta
I ask for the protection of the
I will be on the streets of Colum
ia, and-y'ou need no protection. I
ay, Mr. Chairman, that I regret ex
eedingly that I have to notice that
harge. It has come to my notice cl
aat he has- written and published al
i his paper a tissue of infamous and al
currilous lies. I have not seen fit ai
> notice them, and I would not have w
octiced this now, but it comes before 13
his commission in an official way. I e
imply wish to say that he has prov- fc
himself a self-convicted, infam- A
us liar. And I want to say to you, si
ir, (indicating Mr. Koester,) that I d<
m personally responsigle for what I -
ay, and [ dare you to resent it. ai
Mr. Ko-aster: si
Now. Mr. Chairman, in regard to
is matter, I have nothing further ti
> say in regard to this editorial fur.- hi
her than to say that I did not mean tl
charge an'y personal dishonesty on n
he part of any one of the present tz
:mmission. It seemed to me a mat- G
er of policy that an editor had a p:
ight to criticise and condemn. If ai
; was the policy of the commission aa
withhold the payment of claims a:
intil parties came forward and gave a
estimony; implicating others, that it
ras a w:-ong policy. I stated it and
tate it again. i
Mr. Patton: Who said that was the
olicy of' the commission? A. I in
erred it from the action of the com
Mr. Patton: And :furthermore we
assed judgment yesterday on a
laim and nothing was said about
hat and a half a dozen today.
Mr. Koester: I was not aware of
hat when I wrote that article. I
jistinctly disavow the intimation of d
y disrespect against any member
f the commission. It was a matter
,f public policy, and if that -was the e
olicy of the commission that a
daim would not be paid unless par- t
ies came forward arid implicated the
)fficials, then that was a wrong pol
y. One member of this commission
have known for years. Mr. Hender
on, and I would not for the world
ay anything against Mr. Henderson
C~ol. Felder Makes Statemient.
Col. Felder: Without indicating t.
he policy of your paper or resenting c
nn any way anything you said about a
ysel, I want to make this state- a
ent as having been very active in v
he prosecution of these claims be- e
ore the commission, that not the c
ightest inducement has been held
out to any man to come here and r
urnish eveidnce. The commission e
>ssed a rule requiring all claim- t
ants to produce their books and pro- i
duce the representative that con
ducted the negotiations5 with the s
South Carolina dispensary, which re
lated to these sales. And when their
books are produlced and their agents:
are produced and examinations are1
made. the commission then, without
offering any reward, taking these
caims as they present themselves in
the books, making deductions as they i
did in the Paul Jfones claim of the<
amounts that their books show to 1i
be overcharges, p)urging the claimsi
a tie evidence demanded, have gi v
en judgment for the balance. I am 1
acquainting you witha that because
under your statement you say you -
want to be pierfectly fair. not only to1
the commission but to all the parties
Mr. Koester:- I must absolutely
savw any 'intention to reflect;
New Jersey Congressman Pa- s
Him a Just Tribute in
Inswering Another New Jersey Con
gressman Who Thought Bryan
Wanted to Boss Things.
For the second time last week pol
ties cropped out during the discus
ion of the Indian appropriation bill
n the house of representatves. Mr.
-Iamill of New Jersey got the floor
or five minutes, presumably to talk
)m the bill.
"My colleague, Mr. Leake, last
6onday made some remarks derog
tory of the conduct of William Jen
ings Bryan," he said.
Mr. Hamill declared that the senti
nents as expressed by Mr. Leake "are
ot the sentiments I entertain or the
entiments that prevail in Hudson
ounty, which we both represent
hich prevail for that ma:ter,
hroughout the State of New Jersey."
Mr. Bryan, he said, had been criti
ised because of his knowledge of
he decalogue. In his opinion it was
.mazing that Mr. Bryan shonld be
pposed on the floor of the house be
ause he showed an acquaintance
with the Ten Commandments. It
,as refreshing, he said, to fin.1 a
ian who not only boasted and pos
essed an acquaintance with the
en Commandments, "but who
roughout the entire course of pub
c career has consistently put the
recepts of the commandments into
Shouts of Democratic approval
reeted Mr. Hamill's announcements
iat while he agreed with the state
Lent that Mr. Bryan's knowledge of
ie commandments would fit him to
:cupy a pulpit with preeminence. "1
m also assure the house, reflecting .
the same time their own convic
on, that that same acquaintance
ill enable him to occupy with eclat i
ie post of president of the United
:ates. The principles Mr. Bryan es
>used, he said, were so undeniably
>und, "that his victorious oppon
its have appreciated many of them
id made them the popular features
If, said Mr. Hamill, it was true, as
iarged by his colleague, that Mr. t
ryan was engaged in the practice
corraling delegates to the Denver 9
>nvention, it was the very same
-actice indulged in "by the illus
'ious gentleman with- whom my
iends on the other side of the cham- P
r boast of as their political chief- t
Ky'.LED IN WRECK.
isunderstanding of Signals Caused I
the Death of Two.
n a head-on collision between the e
Lerry tree accommodation train c
id a freight train on the Cresson t:
id Clearfield division, about a mile c
id a half from Cresson, Pa., two
ere fatally injured, six were slight- v
hurt, three locomotives were de- n
olishegl and two baggage cars and p
ur loaded steel cars were wrecked. b
misunderstanding of signals, it is f<
.id, was responsible for the acci- r
~ainst any member of the eommis- p
Mr. Stevenson: Mr. Chairman, ,
ere is another suggestion I would t
e to make. Mr. Koester states b
at it was the policy of the corn- e
ission he was criticising when, he p
ade this charge about the Attorney s
neral. This commission would b
-efer to have the criticism made a
~ainst it in its own proper person e
id not against the Attorney General t
id I would like to ask Mr. Koester t
Stevenson Questions Witness. a
Q. Mr. Koester, the member of the ~
.vestigating committee to whom you
ferrer, it was the realizing of Mr.
ermann's account you referred to in
yur paper? A. Yes.
Q. Do you mean to charge Mr.
ay, Mr. Blease, Mr. Christensen, Mr.
aivey and Mr. Gaston with buying 1
idence? A. I don't remember who I
yted for It or anything of the sort.
Q. Mr. Christensen and Mr. Lyon
ere then on the committee? A. I
rew the inference from the fact that
1 claims were held up and ordered
,t paid, but that when Mr. Hermann
me and testified that he had done
rong. immediately on his doing
iat his claim was ordered paid the I
Q. This cricicism was directed
rst at the old investigating com
Littee and secondly as this commis
on and tneir actions? A. Yes.
Q. But Mr. Lyon was made the
Mr. Patton: There is another in
mation made by you. That this
>mission is being handled by the
.ttorney General: if you were here,
s the other newspaper men are, you
'-nld know that this commission is
ot handled by the Attorney General
r by anybody else.
Col. Felder: Although Mr. Her
ann came here and made the full
st staement in regard to this mat
r this commlission has not ordered
is claim paid.
Mr. Koester: I did not refer to
that this commission had done.
At the conclusion of this Incident
.iembers of the commission assured
Ir. Koester in the kindest way that
.e had been laboring under a mis
ipprehesion in regard to the pro
edure of the commission, and that
ey invited the fullest scrutiny of
heir official acts in regard to these
aims: that their sessions were open
o the public in considering these
natters and that newspaper men were
velcome to attend and that others
ind attended constantly. Mr. Koester
ras informed that the commission
vould be glad to have him present
o see for himself what the commis
ion was doing. With these assur
mes the matter was closed and the
omissonl took up other matters,
id,,,-ni;i soon afterwards. *
SHOWS UP WORLD
Mr. Bryan Says New York Paper
Took Republican Money
IN PARKER CAMPAIGN.
Congressional Election of 1904, Held
While Cleveland Was President
and Before Bryan Ran and the
Party Lost Badly.--Claims That
He Was for Parker and the World
Was Against Him.
In an interview Mr. Bryan says
the so-called map put out by the New
York World is worthless. It begins
with 1892 and omits the Congres
sional election of 1894. In that
lection of 1894, which was held
while Mr. Cleveland was P-esident
tnd while the World had some influ
nce as an adviser'in the party, the
Republican majority on the Congres
ional candidates was la'gf-i than it
was in either 1896 or 1900, and the
Republican majority in Congress was
arger as a result of that election
han it was as a result of 1896 and
900. The World will not accuse me
)f being the leader of the Democratic
arty at that time, and yet the par
y suffered a more disastrous defeat
han iiL suffered in either of the cam
aigns in which I was a candidate.
"Now, is It fair to charge up the
ereat of 1904 to my leadership when
he party allowed the World to select
he candidate that year, and give
im its boisterous advice each day
uring the campaign? And if I was
eader in 1904, in spite of the fact
hat the World selected the candi
ate, how can the World prevent
ay being the leader this year, even
it is allowed to select the candi
Late again? How can I get out of
he responsibility of leadership if I
ould not escape after I was boldly
epudiated, according to the World,
a 1904? If the World wants to be
air, why does'nt it publish a map of
e country showing the party vote
, 1894, and thus inform the public
iat the party fared better in 1896
nd in 1900 than in either the Con
ressional campaign before'I ran or
e national campaign after I ran?
"There is an honest way of fight
.g political battles, but the World
refers the dishonest way. If it wants
> find a reason for the defeat of
udge Parker why doesn't'it say that
e world contributed to his defeat
rhy doesn't it say that the World
eceived money from the Republican c
>mmittee for doing so? At least, 1
assume that the advertising space c
bat the world sold to the national
>mmittee the Sunday before the c
lections was paid for and was not (
ratuitously given by the World to C
e Rebublican party as the World's (
"A great many people failed to|
ote for Judge Parker, and I have
t had time to consult all of them I
rsonally since election to see why; t
t I did what I could to secifre votes
r him, and he not only appreciated
y services during the campaign, but:
e called upon me the first time I
me to New York after the cam
aign. I was opposed to his nomi
ation for reasons which I gave, but
rhen he was nominated I did all
bat was within my power to secure
is election, and there was not
ough money in the Republican cam
aign committee to buy one Inch of
ace in the Commoner to use against
im, and I shall not allow my 10y
lty in that campaign to be question
by a paper that will claim to be
ie discoverer of a candidate and will
ien, for a pecuniary consideration,
e1 its pages for a cartoon that was1
abusive of the candidate as lan
uage could have been."
"And now you may add a question
rm me: The World telegraphed me
d asked me to name the special
aterests which it represented. I
,nswered asking the World to state
ditorally what financial interests,
'any, Mr. Pulitzer of the World,
ad in the stocks and bonds of rail
cads or In the corporations generally
nown as trusts. This information
~ould enable me to answer its ques
ion more fully. The question had
Lot been answered when I left home.
Vhen the World advises the Demo
ratic party, the party ought to be
i position to know just what pecun
ary interests the World or its own
r has in the questions which the
YOUNG MAN SLAIN.
lhere Was No Immediate P'rovoca
tion. But Old Grudge.
A. J. Cline, a young lumber deal
r, formerly of Bristol, Va., was shot
Lnd instantly killed by Luke Ban
xer. sixty years old and a wealthy
nerchant at Banner Elk, N. C. There
~as no immediate provocation for
he killing, but, it is said, was the
esult of an old grudge. Cline, it is
lleged, was shot down without warn
ng. Banner escaped on horseback,
nd is still at large, though he was
;een later near Montezuma heavily
trmed and fleeing. A posse is in
MAD)E A GOOD HAUL.
Five Cracksmlenl Rob a Missouri Bank
-of Big Sum.
At Richhill Mo., robbers dynamited
Lhe Farmers and Mechanics bank at
l2:0 o'clock Saturday morning, de
nolishing the building and entering
the vaults which they looted of $23,
O. There were iive of the bandits.
When last seen they were riding
north at breakneck speed. Citizens
of the town heard the terrific explo
sion and hurried to the scene. When
they saw the bank in ruins a posse
was immediately organized and pur
sui sarted at once.*
WAS NOT REPEALED.
The Senate Voted to Repeai Lein
Law and Then Changed,
The Senate Declines to Follow the
House and Kills the Richards Lien
The State Senate by a vote of ten
t'o seventeen passed a bill on Wed
nsday repealing the lien law. The
following was the vote:
Against repeal: Bass, Bates, Biv
ens, Black, Clifton, Graydon, Holi
day, Laney, Otts, Smith-10.
For repeal: Appelt, Brooks, Car
penter, Christensen, Crouch, Earle,
Efird, Gibson, Hardin, Harvey, John
son, Kelley, Mauldin, McKeithan,
Rogers Raysor, Toole-17.
The Hydrich bill, prohibiting the
mortgaging of crops until they were
up, was then taken up and killed by
a vote of 16 to 17. Lieutenant Gov
ernor McLeod giving the deciding
vote against the bill.
The Lien Law Stands.
On Thursday the State Senate
killed the Richards Lein law bill,
having first voted down all amend
ments to carry out the provisons of
the Hydrick House bill, which was
killed by the Senate Thursday. The
Crouch Senate bill similar to the
Richards bill has also been killed.
Thus the Senate declines to follow
the House with result that the session
will close with absolutely no change
Ln the present law.
THEY WERE HUNGRY.
Plfteen Hundred Children Fed by a
Kind Hearted Restauranteur.
At New York fifteen hundred school
hildren, attracted by the prospect of
free hot dinner were in a riot in
ront of a restaurant at 274 Grand
street; and before the police could
*estore order by assuring the little
nes that all would be fed, the plate
lass window was bushed in.
The retirement accommodates only
80 children, but thrice this number
were fed. , Adolph Lorbee, the res
urant keeper, assured them that
here was food enough for all, but
hose is the rear became impatient
ess there not be enough time for the
ioon hour. Many children said they
ad not eaten in two days. Their
arents had no work and there was
.o food in the house.
In view of these conditions, the
estaurant keeper sent word to all
f the schools in his neighborhood
hat he would give free dinners to
hildren who applied between noon
Lnd one o'clock each day. The se
*nd and the third floors were turn
d over to the children, the menu
omprising soup, a meat order. veg
tables, rolls or bread, and tea or
It was while the first set of dinners
ere eating that the trouble occur
ed. The remaining children stood in
he rain in a line that went half
way around the block, but they kept1
ushing and struggling till the two
oliceman on duty sent for the re
erves of the Edlredge street station.
efore they arrived the children had
mashed the plate glass windows. *
hich i Bound for the Port of Miss-a
Somewhere out on the Atlantic,
)reasting wintry seas and with some
f her canvas set, is the four-masted
~chooner Edward J. Berwind, aban
loned and beating up the tracks for
he Port of Missing Ships.
She was sighted at sea on Febru
ry 7, by Captain Scott, of the steam
r Maravel, now in New York, from
The schooner's decks were awash,
nd there was evidence that the crew
iad left in haste. It is possible that
hey were picked up by passing craft.
When sighted the schooner was
Ibout 470 miles east of Charleston,
. C., and although water-logged, was
naking about two knots and heading
way- from the shore.
Her storm foresail was set and the
izzen under two reefs. Her head
sails had been carried away, and the
spanker was in ribbons. Towing
as not feasible on account of the
The Berwind is likely to prove an
ugly menace for navigation for she
s under fair headway and running
hrough the nights without a light
IF]DAiRY BILL PASSED.
ouse Endorses Brooks Measure and
Sends it on To Governor.
In the House Tuesday night Mr.
Yeldell called up the bill of Senator
Brooks to establish an infirmary for
Confederate veterans, the bill having<
been passed over on third reading
[usday morning. The fight which
was made on the bill on second read-<
ing was at once renewed when Mr.
Sellers moved to recommit the bill.
nd the ayes and noes were called
nd by a vote of 47 to 55 the motion
was lost. The bill was then passed.
As the bill has already passed the
Senate it becomes a law upon the<
signature of the Governor. The bill
carries an appropriation of $12,000
to establish an infirmary on the Wal-1
lace land adjoining the State Hospi
tal for the Insane. A commission to
manage the institution is to be ap
Frank Brettrell, a 'young real es
tate operator, was shot and killed in
the apartments of his sister in the
st. George hotel, Brooklyn, under
circumstances which have caused the
police and Coroner Brewer to insti
tute. the strckst investigation.
Senator Blease Said to Have Rep
resented a Liquor House.
AN AFFIDAVIT READ.
Mr. L. W. Parker Swears That 8. J.
Tanahan Told Him That He Had
Employed Senator Blease to Re
present His Firm Before the State
Board of Control.-Blease Read an
Affidavit from Lanahan Denying It.
Testimony which the Legislative
Investigating committee of 1906 de
clined to bring out was developed by
the commission to wind up the
affairs of the State dispensary
at Columbia dn Thursday when
Messrs. Lewis W. Parker and Ellison
A Smyth were put on the stand and
related a conversation with Mr. S.
. Lanahan, of Baltimore, in 1905,
in regard to the employment of a
"prominent politician" to represent
he Lanahan firm before the State
board of control. Mr. Parker said
hat Lanahan in a prior conversation,
when Capt. Smyth was not present
ad said that Hon. Coleman L.
Blease was the agent referred to.
It is understood that Mr. Blease,
who is now and has for four years
een State Senator from Newberry,
nd who was candidate for Governor
ear before last, has an affidavit
rom Mr. Lanahan denying that Mr.
.anahan made the statement attrib
ted to him. He said that he had
-ead it during the campaign last sum
ner on the stump at Union, and that
t was published at that time. He
howed the original affidavit, which
e has kept pinned in his inside
Those familiar with the dispensary
vestigations will recall that two
ears ago the Legislative committee
investigate the dispensary sum
oned Mr. Parker to appear and he
ealted in substance the conversation
rith Mr. Lanahan, but when pressed
Mr. Lyon to give the name of the
rominent politician he declined to
> so. As Mr. Parker challenged the
ower of the committe to make him
swer, a case on habeas corpus pro
eedings was brought in the Supreme
ourt and the Court decided that
he committee had the authority to
equire Mr. Parker to answer its
*uestions. But the committee decid
not to exert its authority and Mr.
'arker did not answer the question.
It has been common knowledge,
wever, that the suppressed na:1s
f the alleged agent of Lanahan was
Eat of Senator Blease, and this
nowledge evidently reached Senator
lease himself, as he took the pre
aution to get an affidavit from Lan
han, and it is fortunate that he did,
ince Mr. Lanahan died about two
Teeks ago. The commission to wind
.p the State dispensary had already
moned Mr. Lanahan.
When they testified Thursday Mr.
parker and Capt Smyth made It plain
hat they did so unwillingly and on
~'yielded to the recognized authority
*fthe commission, which has the
ame authority as the Legislative
mmittee as decided by the Supreme
It is not worth while to say who
essrs. Parker and Smyth are; -they
- the leading two cotton mill men
aSouth Carolina, and their char
ers and reputations ,need no bols
Following is the affidavit read by
mnator Blease at the campaign meet
gg in Union on Augurt 71, 1906.
tate of Maryland, City of Balti
re.Peonally came before me
auel J. Lanahan, who, being, duly
worn, says that he never told Lewis
r parker, or any other person, that
ole L. Blease was in his employ
olook after his interest in the whis
:ey business in South Carolina, and
as amatter of fact, he did not have
ole L. Blease so employed.
Augustus W. Bradford,
(otary Seal) Notary Public.
Mr. Blease also read at the Union
teting affidavits from* Jodie M.
awlinlsn- John Black, Jos. B. Wy
e, H Evans, John Bell Towill and
'. Boykin, dated either August
, 1906, or August 4, 1906, and each
6 which stated that during the af
ant's term of service as director of
he State dispensary "Cole. L. Blease
eiteer directly or indirectly solicited
usiness or asked that purchases be
na from Samuel J. Lanahan or any
ither person engaged in selling whis
eyy or other articles to the State dis
ACCIDENT ON A CRUISER.
rho St. Louis Enters San Francisco
After an Explosionl.
A dispatch from San Franci'sco
saysthe big cruiser st. Louis went.
ut rough the Golden Gate leaving
n r wake a hospital ward full of
caded and burned sailors and signs
f a rigid governmental nyestigationL
-hch may explain why a warship,
-esh from dry dock and the work of
.epring, could have an almost fatal.
Lccient in her boiler: room on the
ve of target practice. Just as she
ras about to leave the harbor, some
f the boiler tubes blew out, filling
:he engine room with a cloud of
teaeam nd scalding terribly four of
:he men who were at work there.
POOR, ET RICH.
& lthy Man Dies in a Hovel With
John McMillanl, aged 36, died in a
tovel on the outskirts of Chattan
ooga, Ten. Thursday. For years he
lived in apparent poverty. After .his
deat it was discovered that he was
worth $150,000, which he carried
wit hm in a basket.*