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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1908 NO. 22
WILL BE LIVELY.
Gov. Ansel Will Not Have a Walk
Over This Summer.
C. L. Blease Has Announced That
He Will Be in the Race for Gover
nor, and So May C. C. Feather
stone, W. B. Nash, John Calhoun
Otts and One or Two Others.
The Columbia correspondent of
the Augusta Herald says up to a few
days ago the probability has been
strong almost to the point of certain
ty that Governor Ansel would glide
into a second term without opposi
tion, as was the good fate of Gov.
Heyward, but the gathering of the
legislature, and its actions recently.
have wrought several radical, cruei
changes in this program.
The practical certainty now is
that the gubernatorial race this sum
mer will be an extremely lively if
not sensational one, with half a doz
en men in the race, with a great va
riety of liquor platforms from wkicb
Blease of Newberry.
State Senator Cole L. Blease, of
Newberry authorizes your correspon
dent to formally announce his can
didacy for governor. His liquor plat
form is the present local option sys
tem with a license feature for those
counties that desire this way of hand
ling liquor. He ran for governor
when Ansel was elected, and in spite
of the unpopularity of the state dis
pensary system, which was his plat
form at the time, he received nearly
18,000 votes in th race where the
vote was split up among a number
of candidates. It has been thought
that he would offer for re-elcetion as
senator, but developments of the past
few weeks have decided him other
wise. In spite of his politics being
distasteful to a large body of the sen
ate he has for years been one of the
smartest and most influential mem
bers of it.
John G. Richards. T
It is also practically certian, unles :
there are further radical changes in
the political situation, that Repre
sentative John G. Richards, for a
number of years one of the house
floor leaders for the state dispensary.
will be in the race for governoa
against Ansel on a state wide pro- f
hibition platform. His fight through
ten continuous years for a repeal of
the agricultural lien law has brought
him into prominence on acccunt of
the adverse action of the senate on
Urged to R~un.
A number of delegations have come -
to him and offered their support and
urged him to run promising to work
for him regardless of his liquor plat
form. Some of these have urged him -
to run for lieutenant governor against
President of the Senate McLeod on
account of the latter's vote against
the Crouch lien law repeal bill in the
senate. But although Mr. McLeod's
vote against this bill was applauded
on the floor of the senate at the
tim by the anti-repeal forces his ac
tion is said by his friends to have
been misconstrued, that he was vot
ing against the Crouch bill in order
to get the Richard's house bill passed
so as to hasten enactment of repeal.
C. C. Featherstone.
C. C. Featherstone, of Laurens, a
former candidate for governor, has
been in Columbia several days hold
ing conferences, and it is predicted
that he will announce himself for
governor on a state wide prohibition
platform in a few days. He has been
making prohibition speeches in dif
ferent parts of the state recently.
The friends of Mr. Richards and
other prohibition candidates have
gently intimated to him that he has
read hims~elf out of the pro
hibition forces by his interview pub
lished recently to the effect that the
next change in the lquor law should
eb to declare a state of prohibition
and allow such counties as desire 11
to vote In dispensaries. His attitude
the past year has been construed that
he would not oppose Mr. Ansel, but uf
others : re coming in he will join the
merry L nd.
Repre~ tative Nash, of Spartan
burg. a li. -long prohibitionlist. is ex
pected to announce his candidacy for
governor soon as the legislature ad
journs. His friends say that the rea
son he dces not announce now is
that that course would reduce his
influence and hamper him in his work
on the floor of the house.
John Calhoun Otts.
Still another state wide guberna
torial possibility is said to be Repre
sentative John Calhoun Otts, of
Cherokee, a former dispensary adv-o
cate, but last year a champion of lo
cal option in the senate.
It is thought highly probable that
Governor Ansel himself will switch
to a state wide prohibition platform
before he files his pledge next June.
He was elected on a local option plat
form. butt he has always been a work
er for prohibition, chosing local op
tion as the next best thing. It is
known that he hesitated many many
moons before recommending a con
tinnonce of local option. in his tres
sag~e to the present legislature. Mr.
Ansel is a former state dispensary
supporter. Hie has the advantage iD
the coming race of the strong senti
ment in finor of 34enna termism.
Made Deep Impression.
The newspapers at Lopaz, Bolivia.
commrentinlg upon the passiag of the
Amerienn ileet off Vaiparaiso. declare
tbat the Armada has created a pro
found impression in the minds of
thousands of South Americans, and
is an c::cellent demonstration of '.be
power of the United States.
HE Witt RUN.
Mr. C. C. Featherstoan Will 0:
pose Gov. Ansel This Summer.
The Distinguished Prohlbitionist An
nounces His Candidacy on an An
The Columbia correspondent of
The News and Courier says the pol
itical situation was still fur:her com
licated by the announcement Thurs
day night that Mr. C. C. Feather
stone, of Laurens, wul be a candi
date for Governor in the primary
Mr. Featherstone was in Columbia
Thursday night. on his way home
from Orangeburg County, where he
had gone to deliver two prohibition
speeches. He said he beileved the
time for the enactment of a State I
prohibition law had arrived and that I
he had acceded to the wishes of his
friends to enter the race for Govern
r to advocate that policy.
Mr. Featherstone was a candidate
for Governor in 1898 on the prohi
bition platform and was defeated by
a combination of peculiar cireum
tances, and by a very narrow major
ity. He has not since that time par
tand in the next campaign is not
Mr. Featherstone is one of the
trongest lawyers in the State, is a
an of fine address and manners and
.s personally very popular. He has
erved as grand chancellor of the
nights of Pythias, and is an ac
ve and promineat member of the
Governor Ansel some time ago an
ounced that he will be a candidate
or reelection. He was elected two
rears ago on the platform of local
ption, but before that campaign he
-as an out and out State Dispen
ary advocate. Just where he will
tand in the campaign is not nown.
Mr. Featherstone is a candidate
hat will have to be reckoned with.
hose who think that Gov. Ansel will
ave a walk-over in the campaign
his Summer will find that they are
nistaken at the end of the campaign.
any who believe in the dispensary
vill support Mr. Featherstone against
.Gov. Ansel is not near as strong
ow as he was two years ago, and
nany who voted for him then will
ppose him now. Many people regard
rm as dictorial in the extreme, and
his has made him many enemies in
1 parts of the State.
There has been considerable talk
o the effect that Mr. John G. Rich
rds, of Kershaw, may enter the race
or Governor this year and Mr.
ichards in reply to a question said
had the matter under considera
ion. He is also for State prohibi
SALARY BILL PASSED.
'he House Agrees to Pay Its Mem
berm More Money.
The House by a vote of 67 to 34,
nd without debate, last week passed
he bill of Senator Walker to chanige
he manner of compensation of mie'n
ers of the General Assembly. The
ll was amended so as to give the -
peaker double the compensation of
The bill as passed, reads:.
Section 1. That members of the
eneral Assembly shall receive as
>mpensation for their services the
u of two hundred dollars for each
egular session, and mileage for the
ctual distance travelled In the most
trect route, going to and returning
rm the place where the session of
he General Assembly shall be held.
he Speaker of the House shall re
:eive double the pay of the members
Section 2. That the provisions of1
his Act shall not go int.o effect untu
ranuary 1, 19.9
Section 3. That Section 14, Vol
me 1, Code of Laws of South Caro
in, 1902 be, and the same is here
y, repealed. -
UTLE BOY BURNED TO DEATH.
[atch Ignited Oil-Soaked Cloth Plac
ed on his Chest.
A special to The News and Courier
rom Louisville, Ga., says Walter, the
itle 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
alter Farrell was burned to death
t their home last night in a very
uching and pathetic manner. Thc
itte fellw was suitcering froml a se
eee cold ,and a cannel cloth saturat
d with turpentine was placed over
is chest. During the night the skr.
eecame irritated, and the child was
ertless: the mother arose to com
ort it and, strikinlg a maitch while
eaning over the little fellow, the tur
snntine ignited. Mrs. Farrell was
seerly burned in her efforts to ex
tinguish the flames. The child died
in a short time.
A LITTLE HERO
Ls Her Life Trying to Save a Lit
At Cartersville, Ga.. in an attempt
to reseC her six-year-old comapamlonl
Dave Rogers. from an approaching
trai reently Lillie May Kline. 12
yes-old, was struck by the train
an;wih the child in her arms both
wr crushed to death while the fath
er of te nirl who was walking with
t children looked on.
AN AUTOIST SUED~
For Making a Mule Run Away and
M r. Harry Bu~hi. a wealthy resi
den. of Pittsburg, Pa.. who, winters
in Augsin, Gn., is being sue dby
Melssa MCladly. a negro woman, for
33,000 or tlhe ciean of her husband.
Whl auoing onu a country road a
ee mi out of Augusta. Mr. Buhl's
mahn frightenedl a mule which the
Io -'s rw:-band waus driving. caus
4na t emru away and kii him.
LAID TO REST.
Remains of Sen. Asbury C. Lati
mer Sleeps in Home Town.
Were Most Impressive.-Throngs of
Friends and Associates Gathered
to Pay the Last Tribute to Their
State's Deceased Representative.
Body Laid in the Family Plot at
A dispatch to The State from Bel
ton says all that was mortal of As
bury C. Latimer, late senator from
South Carolina, was laid to rest in
the family plot at the Belton ceme
That Senator Latimer was esteem
ed by his colleagues in congress was
evidenced by the kindly expressions
uttered by them, that he was es
teemed by the citizenship of his home
community was evidenced by the
unusual tribute paid his -memory
by his townspeople in the suspension
>f business and the large outpouring
>f people, not only from the town but
rom all neighboring locaiftles, was
pparent at every hand.
Almost every store and business
ouse of the town was closed from
11 o'clock until after the funeral in
he afternoon, and nearly every bus
ness house was draped in mourning
is a tribute of respect to his mem
ry. The postoffice and the public
chools were also closed in honor of
he distinguished dead
The special train over the Southern
ailway bearing the body of the de
eased senator accompanied by the
ommittees from the senate and
ouse of representatives, arrived on
ime. The body was immediately
aken to the Methodist church of
vhich the senator was a consistent
ember, where it lay in state until
he hour of the funeral. ERch train
rought delegations from verious or
anized bodies and indiv1id.ald citi
:ens who had come to pi Vt Lhe last
ribute to their reoersenrative in the
enate and tbir per- -!l friend.
The little town of Pe* :on, the home
f the late senator, swarmed with
)eople from every section of the
tate, who were there to honor the
iemory of the man who had done
o much for himself, but who had r
one more for his constituents, in
hat he has been a faithful an dilli
ent public servant. a
The funeral arrangements were in
harge of Mr. E. Livingstone Cornel
as, assistant sergeant-at-arms of the
enate, and the train was in charge t
f Mr. (-;. W. Fletcher, city ticket c
gent of the Southern railway in
ashington. Col. R. W. Hunt board- C
d the train at Spartanburg and look- I
d after the funeral party to Belton. I
The funeral services were held at C
e Methodist Church, of which Sen
tor Latimer had long been a mem
er. The Rev. W. L. Halroyd, the
astor, assisted by the Rev. W. T. 'I
ate, pastor of the Baptist church,
nd the Rev. A. J. Cauthen, presid
g elder of the Anderson district,
enator Latimer's former pastor, con
ucted the church service.
Perhaps the most moving feature
f the funeral was the touching and
oquent prayer of the Rev. Mr.c
"Asleep in Jesus" and "I Need
hee Every Hour" were sweetly ren
Lered by the choir and at the con
lusion of the church service "lear
*r, My God to Thee" was sung by
e assemblage, after which the
ody was removed from the church
d the service was concluded at the
A touching incident while the body
y in state was when the old fain
y servants, about 25 in number,
assed through the little church to
ake a last look at their dead mas
er. One old negro woman, nearly
0 years of age, said with tearful
ace, "God bless him," and fell in a
taint, having to be assisted from the
The congressional escort, the hon
rary pallbearers, headed by Senator
3. R. Tillman first entered the church
nd were seated near the bier.
The active pallbearers were: A. M.
arpenter.' R. S. Ligon, J. M. Payne,
. F. Jones and J. J. Fretwell of An
~erson, and W. K. Stringer, John A.
-ortn, L. D. Harris. D. A. Geer and
Dr. WV. R. Haynie of Belton.
in accordance with resolutions:
adopted by the genera] assembly of
3outh Carolina the following mem
~ers were present to represent the
senate: C. W. Sullivan, George J.'
olliday, T. L. Rogers and J. R.
On the part of the house these gen
lemen attended: K. P. Smith, 3. T.
Cox. J. A. Hall, L. S. Clinkscales, G.
W. Dick, E. L. Richardson. Allan
Johnson. 3. H. Miller and Herbert
Among the floral tributes, which
were numerous and beautiful, were
pieces from the senate committee on
immigration of which Senator Lat
imer was a member, the guests os
the Congress Hall Hotel, where the
Senator lived, and individual offer
ings from the various members of
the senate and other friends.*
Becuse His Sweetheart Refused tot
Smile on Him.
--Smile .inst once at me. dear "
peaded John Tripp, aged 20 years,
of his sweetheart. Mrs. Ester POllOCk
Davis. a grass widow. 21 years odi
at the latter's home at Indianapobs.
Id., on Wednesday night. Failing
to get the desired smile. Tripp fir*ed
two shots into his oudy and t'enl.
miortally' wounded, at her feet. Trisp
was a railroad man, recently fro'm
Ta ayee Ind.
DES AT THE ALTAR.
Father Heinrichs Murdered While
Administering the Sacrament.
The Awful Deed Done by Alio Guis
ep pe, An Italian Anarchist, Who
W~as Kneeling at the Altar.
A: Denver, Colo., Father Leo Hein
richs was shot and killed Sunday by
Alio Gulseppe, an avowed anarchist
and priest hater, while the priest was
administering the sacrament at early
mass in St. Elizabeth's Caholic
Church. Kneeling at the altar rail
betveen two men, Guiseppe pressed
the muzzle of a revolver against the
body of the preist, after receiving
frori him the consecrated water, and
shot the priest through the heart.
Excaiming "My God! My God! My
God!" Father Leo fell prone in front
>f the altar and died.
The assassin sprang into the aisle,
nd. brandishing the pistol, dashed to
he church door. For a moment, the
undred or more persons in the
hurch were dazed. Then a woman
creamed and the congregation be
ae panic stricken. Several women
ainted and many others became hys
eri:al. Several men, including Pa
rolman Daniel Cronin, started in
)ursuit of the murderer. Policeman
,ronin overtook the fleeing Italian at
he church steps. Guiseppe attempt
,d to shoot the policeman but was
oiled and overpowered after a des
T he murderer was removed to the
ity jail. As threats of summary ven
eance were made by men who quick
y :,athered In front of the church,
hief of Police Delaney called out
he reserve force of patrolmen.
Deputy.Coroner Daniel 'Hayes took
harge of Father Leo's body. A sin
le bullet hole in the white commun
on robes of the priest showed that
he lead had gone straight to the
Leart. The bullets remaining in
uiseppe's revolver had sharpened
Guiseppe was placed in solitary
onfnement. He admitted to a po
iceman that the priest whom he had
illed was a stranger to him, and in
planation of his crime, said:
"I just went over there because I
ave a grudge against all priests in
eneral. They are all against the
ro rking man. I went to the com- I
2union rail because I could get a
etter shot. I did not give a damn
hether he was a German priest or
ny other kind of a. priest. They
r' all.in the same class.
"I left Italy three months ago and
rent first to Central America and
ian came to Denver. I am an anar- t
hast and I am proud of it. I shot E
i, and my only regret is that I
otaldn't shoot the whole bunch of
rests in the church. I am a shoe
2aker, but have not worked sincet
mnng to Denver."
TWO MORE JUDGES
',; Fill the New Circuits Created
Messrs. J. W. DeVore, of Edge
ld, and S. W. G. Shipp, of Flor
ce, were Thursday afternoon elect
.i judges of the two new circuits
:eated by this legislature.
Mr. J. W. DeVore was chosen
dge of the eleventh circuit, eon
~sting of Lexington, Saluda and
~dgeeld. He was opposed by Mr.1
Mr. DeVore represents Edgefleld
the house, and his opponent, Mr.
nfrd, is supreme court reporter. Mr.
eVore defeated Mr. Sfird by a vote
89 to '70.
Mr. S W. G. Shipp, of Florenees
eeated Mr. W. Y. Montgomery, of
farion, by a vote of 92 to 69. The
welfth circuit consists of the coun
les of Florence, Horry, Georgetownl
The new judges will begin the dis
~harge of their duties with the be
ninng of the spring terms of court in
KILLED IN RIOT.
wo Dead and Six Injured in a Penn
Two men were killed and six others
'erO seriously injured in a riot at
)unbar, Pa., Tuesday night. Two of'
he wounded are Americans, the
lead and the other wounded being
~oreigners. Forty-five persons were
arrested by the police who were call
d to quell the disturbance.
According to one of those arrest
d the trouble is tile outcome of ri
alry between two boarding houses
onducted by foreigners. It is said
hat six Croatins who lived in a hox
car went to an old homestead which
nother gang of foreigners had turn
d into a boarding house and after
>attering down the doors, st~arted a
READS LIJm FICTION.
Left a Fortune of One Hundred
A story reading very much like a
tale in a novel has developed at An
gusta, Ga., in which Mrs. Joe Koger,
of Columbia County, has become
heiress to a fortune of about $100,
About forty-five years ago her
brother, Col. Elisha Bates, went out
to the Santa Fe country and engaged
as a stage driver. He was penniless,
but hoarded his little earnings unt't
eventually he became the operator
of the stage line, and later made
other successful business ventures.
A short time ago Col. Bates died,
'leaving an estate of $100,000, to
which Mrs. Koger, now a resident
f the Conlumbia County, Is heiress.
Charges Extravagance on Part
of Dispensary Commission.
What He Said, What He Reiterates
and "Responsible for What I Say,
Here and Elsewhere."
There was another personal priv
ilege statement In the State sen
ate Tuesday, anent the dispeisary
winding up commission and Atto ney
W. F. Stevenson, over the irrepr 'ssi
ble Clark purchase. Senator J.hn
son was the speaker, he said:
"Mr. President: In my remarks on
Thursday last on bill No. 669, Mr.
Christensen's bill, to appropriate the
sum of 115,000 .to enable Mr. Lyon
to secure counsel to prosecute alleg
ed grafters, I stated in opposition of
the bill that the investigating com
mittee had already spent $20,000 of
the people's money without any re
sults. That the winding-up commis
sion had spent $50,000 during the
year of their existence, and if state
ments and charges in the public
prints were true and to be relied
pon, in refusing to accept an offer
'hat was said to have been made by
i firm or c, "poration outside of the ]
state, to take over the entire stock
x liquors, wines, etc., Including dead
stock, odds and ends, at their origi
ial invoice price, and having subse
uently sold the stock at a discount t
)f 20 per cent. on the dollar, which i
-esulted in another loss of $200,000, I
:o the people of South Carolina, I 1
lid not say how or for what pur- I
>ose the $50,000 was spent, but, I
imply said that it had been spent c
y the commission, and any state
ent to the contrary is false. But
t now develops, and is shown by t
heir own record that $59,389.56 was
pent by them, insteau of $50,000 as
tated in my argument, and tde $15,- i
00, given them by order of Judge i
ritchard, and the $20,000 spent by
he investigating committee, togeth
r with the $15,000, carried by the
,hristensen bill, will make an ag
regate of the enormous sum of s
110,000 in round numbers of the (
ispensary fund that has been got- e
en away with in one way or another.
which is over one eigth of the total e
mount of the entire assets of the dis- .
ensary. . ? t
"Now comes one, W. F. Steven
on, who is said to be the attorney t
or the commission, and who -claims M
hat no such offer was ever made ex- V
ept in a jocular way, by a Mr. Bull, C
f Peoria, Ill. 1
"This alleged offer and loss caused t
hereby will however, be investigat- a
d, but Mr. Stevensen says, if such ,
,n offer had been made it could not
lave been accepted under the act.
his is a most remarkable proposi
ion to come from a man who claims
o be a lawyer, but not altogether a
urprising to others in view of the
act that if an offer had been made.
.nd accepted, it would have been fol
owed by the loss of some fat lega'
ees. I do not believe, however, there
s a real lawyer in South Carolina,
ho would read the act creating thea
ommission and place any such con-t
truction upon it. -
"Now I have presented the factsa
.nd figures relative to the matter, E
ust as they appear, and have repro-. I
uced my remarks upon the subject
ust as they were made, and any
harge or intimation of unfairness on
y part is false and without founda
ion no matter by whom made. I
ill further state that I am respon-t
ible for what I say, here or else
itten by a Huge Rattlesnake, But
Saved by Heroic Friend.
Though bitten by a rattlesnake I
ive feet long by measurement, El- I
iot W. Daniels, twenty years old, an
imploye oif the Southern Bell Tele
>hone Company of Savannah, Ga., is
loing nicely and is regarded as cer
:ain to recover.
Daniels, Charles Taylor and anoth
sr young man were hunting near Bur
roughs. Daniels felt a stinging sen
sation niear the ancle, looking down,
de saw the huge snake wriggling off.
Ie called out and Taylor fired killing
Daniel's companions were equal to
he emergency. They removed Dan
el's shoe and Taylor sucked the pois
an from the wound. Taking a belt
they bound it tightly above the
wound. Securing a team they has
tened to Burroughs with Daniels.
making quick connection with a
train for Savannah. At Burroughs
a pint of whiskey was secured and
Daniels was so full of "Snakebite"
when he arrived in town th~at he
knew nothing about the real thing
in tnat line.
TRAIN RAN DOWN BUGGY.
Young Man Killed and Father and
Sister Seriously Injared.
Train No. 99, the Seaboard Air
Line's southbound Florida ;imited,
ran into a buggy containing Mr. Jerry
M. Thomas, of Dentsville, anrd his
son and daughter, Tuesday mnorning
at about 11 o'clock, at Waddell, ten
miles north of Columbia, the acci
dent resulting in the instant death
of the young man and the serious in
jury of the girl.
The vehicle was smashed to pieces
and the mule killed. Somehow the
father escaped with hurts not more
serious than minor contusiots. The
accident occurred at a crossing a
little above Waddell where limited
trains run at a high speed.
The supposition is that the proper
signals were not given or that they~
were unheard, or else disregarded by:
[th nocuants of the buggy.
A CHOICE PLUM
Several Gentlemen Hope to Suc
ceed Late Senator Latimer.
Legislature Expected to Hold Elec
tion on March 3 to Fill the Uner
pired Term.-Varions Persons Are
Mentioned for the P.nce. Names
of the Candidates Who Expect to
Run in the Primary.
The announcement of the death
of Senator Latimer on last Thurs
day threw the General Assembly in
to political turmoil. Coming with
in two days of the expected end of
the session with the certainty that
the Legislature must fill the vacan
y before It could adjourn, the whole
tspect of legislation was changed.
a addition, the removal of Senator
atimer from the race in the primary
sntirely alters the condition of af
'airs, and that the political situation
n South Carolina had been complete
Within an hour after the an
ouncement that Senator Latimer
was dead had reached the State
ouse, it was seen that the names of
aore than one member of the Gen
ral Assembly would be presented for I
he unexpired term and their friends
Lt once got to work. This may have
Lppeared somewhat heartless, but at
hat time it was the prevailing opin
on that the election would have to
e held on Saturday and it was real
zed that in this case no time could t
Investigation of the law was set -
n foot however and it was then dis
overed that the General Assembly t
night not have to elect at this E
me, and further, that Is was possi- c
le that the election could not be
eld at this time. Though no official r
formation was served from Wash- t
igton until transmitted through the
aessage of Governor Ansel Thursday
ight, the judiciary committee of
oth House and Senate met and con
dered the question that was pre
ented. Senator Carlisle, chairman (
f the State judiciary committee then
ot into communication with Wash
igton and talked with Senator Bail
y on the long distance telephone,
[r. Bailey being regarded as an au
Lority on such questions. c
Mr. Bailey informed Mr. Carlisle t
hat after consulting Senator Till- t
ian he and Senator Tillman i
ere of the opinion that the t
Feneral Assembly could at once elect 6
pon riceipt of official notification of c
e vacancy but that Senator Hale f
nd other Republican Senators, who d
ould in the final analysis decide the
-int if it were raised, held differ- 6
ntly and thought that the General 1:
~ssembly could not elect until the v
cond Tuesday after the receipt of q~
fficial notification of the vacancy. t
Senator Bailey then advised as it S
tas a Democratic egislature electing
ras a Democratic legislature electing 1:
est not to elect anyone now, but to e
llow the procedure which Senator s
lale considered legal. In accord- s
nce with this opinion the Legisla- 3
ure adjourned on Saturday until
'uesday, March 3, when it will meet a
d elect a Senator for the unexpir- I:
term of Senator Latimer, which s
as about one year to run yet. a
On the understanding that the
eneral Assembly would elect someI
ne to fill the unexpired term alone, I
,nd niot one of the candidates for the i
ng term, the following members of
e General Assembly were at once
Lieutenant Governor T. G. McLeod
f Lee County; Hon. Frank B. Gary, l
f Abbeville; lion. George Von Kol
itz, of Charleston; Hon. James Qos
~rove, of Charleston; Hon. W. L.
Iauldin, of Greenville; Hon. Legrand t
Valker, of Georgetown, Senator;
on. E. M. Rucker, of Anderson. The
Lame of Gen. Wille Jones, chairman<
f the State Democratic committee,t
as also presented.
The list of candidates and prob
ble candidates, as published in The
.ews and Courier a few days ago,
as a follows: Col. John J Dargan,
f tatesburg, Sumter County; Hon.
). B. Martin, of Pickens County, ati
)resent State Superintendent of Edu
ation; Hon. D S. Henderson, of Aik
n; Hon. Jas. A. McCullough, of
reenville; Hon. George Johnstone,
,f Newberry; Hon. E. D. Smith, of0
uick Work in the Trial of a Con
Committed assault Thursday, ar-1
ested and jailed Friday, indicted the
oallowing Monday, tried, convicted
nd sentenced to be hanged Tuesday,
.s the record established by the
'razewell, Va., Circuit Court In the
:ase of the Commonwealth against
Valter Rippey, the convessed negro
rapist. Rippey was tried for assault
n Mrs. Mary Dancey. Mrs. Dancey
estified and In the course of her
story was several times overcome,
and the Court had to wait until she
egained her composure before pro
eeding. The recital was one of the
most harrowing In the annals of
crime in that section. The jury was
out a short time and when the ver
dict was returned Rippey was sen
tenced to hang on March 25.
For State Senator.
Ex-State Dispensary .uirector Hub
Evans authorizes the announcement
of his candidacy for state senator
from Newberry. He was formerly
mayor of the town of Newberry, and
was recently defeated for another
term In that office by only eleven
votes. He Is one of the few state.
dispensary officials of his period of
service not under indictment. And
personally he is one of the most pop
a men in the state.
FIRST IN THE SOUTH
Colored Photographs Taken by
Two Clemson Professors.
How the Pictures Are Taken-Art
of Photography Will, It Is Predict
ed, Be Revolutionized.
A special to the News and Courier
from Clemson College says two mem
bers of the faculty, Prof. F. H. H.
Calhoun, of the geological depart
ment, and Assistant Prof. E. T. How
ard, of the mechanical department,
have succeeded in producing photo
graphs showing the original colors
of the objects photographed.
This has been accomplished by
means of the Lumiere autochrom
plate. The process was discovered
about one year ago only by Lumiere,
at Lyons, France; and the specially
prepared films have been on the mar
ket about three months.
Dr. Calhoun and Prof. Howard are
%mong the very first in this country
o try the process, their order for
Plates being the 33d. Out of eight
plates they succeeded In getting sev
en excellent color photographs of
rarious scenes around the College,
mnd they are naturally very proud of
heir success. They are doubtless the
irst people in the South to under.
ake the matter. -
The film used in making these col
>r photographs is so made that it
ontains coloring matter, which is af
4cted by the various colors in the
)icture to be taken. The plate is
xposed as usual in photography, ex
ept rather longer through a special
ay filter. Great care needs to be ex
rcised to handle the plates n a dull
They must be washed in nine solu
ons, the first two in total darkness.
'he others take place !a the opeui
ylight. The colors appear Imme
iately upon taking the plates into
he light; but the remaining process
s are essential to the intensifying,
learing and fixing of the colors.
The newly discovered process, by 1
eans of which any scene may te
ictured in the original colors, seems
estined to revolutionize the art of I
WILL BE IN RACE.
oY. Heyward Announces His Candi
dacy for United States Senator.
Ex-Gov. D. C. Heyward Thursday 1
ight announced that he would be a
andidate in the Democratic primary
his- summer for the nomination to
e United States senate. Gov. Hey
ard has received messages and com
iunications from all parts of the
tate- urging him to announce his
andidacy. Last night he stated de
nitely that he will become a candi
ate, and he expects to. win.
"I will be a candidate for United C
tates Senator in the Democratic
rimary this Summer," he said, "and
ril make the race on my record and
ualifications for the office, which I
rust are known to the people of 3
The constitution of the Democratic .
arty in South Carolina provides that
ach candidate for the United States
enate shall file a pledge that he will
upport the political principles of the
arty during the term of office for
rhich he may be elected and work In
ccord with his Democratic associates
a congress on all party questions. I
ri of course abide by that pledge
nd will therefore be bound by the
latform adopted by the national
)emocratic convention at Denver. At
resent it is not necessary to discuss
I only wish my friends to know I
m in the race and in to win."
Gov. Heyward came into politics
x years ago. Up to that time he
iad a considerable personal acquaint
nce over the State. Capt. Heyward,
rith four opponents, lacked 11,000
-otes of receiving the nomination on
he first primary. In the second
rimary he had a sweeping victory, a
ajority of 10,000 votes. In his
wn county, Colleton, he lost but 58
ut of 2,200 votes. Another remark
ble feature of his career is that he
Lad no opposition for re-election, the
Irst time in years, possibly since the
var, that such had been the case.
It is understood that Gov. Hey
ard is not seeking election at the
and of the legislature to fill the n
xpired term, but is in the campaign
HANDSOME WEDDING PRESENT
~arnegie Gives an Atlanta Bride Five
Miss Anne Wallace. librarian of
e Atlanta Carnegie Library since its
establishment, was recently married
o Max Franklin Howland. Among
he gifts was one from Andrew Car
iegie which consists of $5,000 in 6
>er cent. steel bonds, placed to the
redit of the bride at the Home
rust company, Hobokon, N. J.
The girt is in recognition of Miss
Wallace's great work for the library
~ause, not only in Atlanta, but
broughout the south. Miss W~allace
was greatly annoyed by exaggerated
toris to the effect that she had re
eived a settlement of $100,000 from
DREW A PISTOL.
On a Bank Depositor Because He
Wanted His Money.
At San Francisco, Caal., Presdent
. E. Ragland of the defunct Citizens
State Bank was sentenced to nine
months in jail for pulling a pistol on
a depositor who clamored for his
money before the bank failed. J
Ponansy, the claimant, is a painter
who had $ 1.200 on deposit. He had
made several demands on Ragland
for money and had been put off.
Finally an appointment was made
by the banker. Instead of paying the
money, Ragland drew a revolver and
drov Pnnnsky from the place. *
Gen. Stoessel Condemned to Die
For Surrendering the
POST OF PORT ARTHUR
Court-Martial Which Has Been Try.
ing him for Cowardice in Surren
dering Port Arthur Returns Ver
dict Sentencing Famous General
to Death, but Recommending Ten
years in Prison Instead.
Lieut-Ge. Stoessel was condemned
to death Thursday evening by a
Military Court at Et retcrsourg for
the surrender of Port Arthur to the
Japanese. The Court renomraend
ed that the death sentence upon Lieut
Gen. Stoessel be commuted to ten
years imprisonment in a fortress and
he be excluded from the service.
Gen. Frock, who commanded the
4th East Siberian division of Port
Arthur, was ordered reprimandc-. for
a disciplinary offence, which was
ot connected with the surrender,
nd Gen. Smirnoff, acting command
Reiss, chief of staff to Gen. Stoessel,
Reiss, chief of staff to Gen. Stoessed,
"rere acquitted of the charges igainst
:hem for lack of proof.
Gen. Vodar, president of the Court,
ead the sentences amid a tense si
ence. By a great effort of self con
:rol Gen. Stoessel maintainea rigid
;oldierly-like impassivity. Gen Snir
ioff also was seemingly unmoved,
3ut there were tears in the eyes of
The sentence of death was pro
ounced upon Gen Stoessel, "for sur
endering the fortress before all the
neans of defence had been exhaust
id, for failing to enforce his author
ty and for military misdemeanors."
Commutation of the sentence was
sked on the ground that "Fort Ar
gr, beset by overwhelming forces,
Lefended itself under Gen. Stoessel's
adership witf unexampled stub
iornness and filled the world with as
onishment at the heroic courage of
s garrison; that several assaults
Lave been repulsed with tremendous
sses on the part of the enemy; that
len. Stoessel throughout the seige
ad maintained the heroic courage
f the defenders and finally that be
ad taken energetic part in three
Before the sentence was read,
easures were taken to prevent a de
onstration in favor of Stoessel by
number of the younger officers,
d witnesses who were present.
hese later sent a dispatch to the
)mpress saying that they would hum
y bear testimony that Gen. Stoes
el was - the soul of the defence
f Port Arthur; that he had always
ncouraged and put heart in the gar
ison, and that in case of war they
'ould wish to serve again under
uch a hero. They asked the Empress
racously to bespeak from the Em
eror a full pardon.
There was a dramatic moment af
er the reading of the sentence when
detatcment of soldiers filed Into
he hall. The spectators, thinking
hey were abolit to seize Gen. Stoes
e, displayed great excitement, sev
ral women fainting. It developed,
Lowever, that this was merely a
:uard for the disposal of the Court.
Gen. Stoessel, 'who was accompan
ad by his son, was the object of a
rmpathetic demonstration, friends
:lssing and shaking him by the hand
.5 he left the Court leaning on his
The basis of the indictment upon
which Lieut. Gen. Stoessel, Gen.
'rock, who commanded the 4th East
~lberan division of Port Arthur,
.nd Major Gen. Reiss, chief of staff
o Gen. Stoessel, were tried for their
ives, was a secret report made by
jeut. Gen. Smirnoff, on the defence
f Port Arthur.
Smirnof 'was acting command
nt of the fortress. Stoessel being
>mmander of the Kwang-Tung Pen
nsula. Smirnoff categorically ac
:used Stoessel of cowardice and in
apacity, and finally of the deliberate
Lnd treasonable hastening of the sur
ender to save his own life a<. de
lance of the decisions of two suc
:essive councils of war.
Gen. Smirnoff declared that the
ortress, which was surrendered to
he Japanese, January 1, 1905, could
ave held out for six months longer.
The stands taken by Gens. Stoes
;ei, Reiss and Frock were that the
ate of Port Arthur was sealed v-hh
he capture of the "Eagle's Nest,"
nd two other positions5.
The indictment against Gen. Smi:
of charged him with having failed
:o remove Gen. Frock from his comn
nand, although he suspected the
tgreemet between G ens. Stoess'::
nd Frock to surrender tho fort
REVEALED IN A DRE.DL
Long Lost Ring Recovered by its
Owner This Way.
A vivid dream thrice repeated
howed George Chester of West Liv
inston, N. J., where to find his wife s
rddig ring, wbich she lost nearly
ave years ago. TIhe dream came to
iim first on Friday night. He saw
iiself walking along Roseland
Aenue toward Caldwell. About half
aay to Caldwell he seated himself
nnder a big t.-ee. Aftr resting a while
ee got up. His foot slipped and dis
placed a small stone. Then he saw
aright object and picked it up. It
was the ring.
Carolina Negro Hanged
William Handy, a South Carolina
negro was hanged at Easten, Pa.,
Friday for the murder of Police
man Shuman, of South Bethlehem
ast ummer. Handy decdlared to
the inst that he did not remember
having shot the oilcer. Handy Is
known to have shot a detective in
New Ynrk some years ago.