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QTS VERY HOT.
Senator Blease Answers the Tes
timony of Mr. Lewis Parker.
NO LANAHAN AGENT.
Submits Affidavit From One of the
Firm and From Members of Board
of ControI-Says There Is a Con
spiracy Against Him by the Gov
ernor and Mr. Patton and Some
One day last week Senator Blease
of Newberry, arose in the State Sen
ate to a question of "personal priv
ilege" and made some remarks re
garding the testimony given before
the state dispensary commission by
Messrs. Lewis Parker and E. A.
Smythe to the effect that he had been
employed by Lanahan & Son to rep
resent them before the former board
of directors of the state dispensary.
I wish to ask the Senate to allow
to be published in the journal five
affidavits which I hold.
"Just before the campaign of 1906,
Mr. President, the report was circu
lated that one in the employ of the
State was an agent for a liquor
house. I had not auy idea in the
world, sir, that that meant me, and I
never thought so until Senator Till
man, riding on a railroad train one
day, was asked the positive question
as to who he referred to and he said
to this gentleman, whom I suppose
he thought was a very intimate friend
of his and not a friend of mine, that
Blease was the man whom he meant.
"I immediately sat down and
wrote to the different gentlemen and
asked if it was true, and if it wasn't
true to send me an affidavit. I read
those affidavits at Union at the cam
paign meeting two years ago.
Just about the opening of this
campaign, this year, just after I had
something to say about Mr. Avery
Patton, aong with this winding up
commission, again this matter is
brought up. The governor is from
Greenville, Mr. Avery Patton, of the
winding-up commission, is from
Greenville, both of the witnesses are
from Greenville, the correspondent of
the News and Courier is from Green
ville. Right at the opening of this
campaign of 1908 here comes the
governor with his--I want to be mild
and I want to be polite-his wit
nesses and his appointee Patton of
the winding-up commission, all from
"And in addition to that a news
paper correspondent from Greenville,
and if it ain't a political conspiracy:]
have never seen one--a newspaper
reporter from Greenville county mak
ing his report come out, headed
'Blease Hired by Liquor Houses,
They put a question mark after that
andA it in well that they did.
"Now, Mr. President. I want t<
thank the Columbia State once in m:
life for being fair, honest ani
straightforward in this transaction;
not only the correspondent in thi:
chamber, but' the man who is iI
charge of that office, with the wa:
it is put in the paper this morning:
'Blease is Alleged to Have Been the
"I am not afraid of this matter
Mr. President, because I have nevel
represented any whiskey house In m:
life in the capacity of a sales agen
and the people of South Caroline
after this thing was circulated ani
when I had hardly time to answe:
it gave me nearly 18,000 votes foa
governor; and this summer Gov. An
the conspiracy botween him and hil
sel will answer to those people fol
Greenville allies and newspaper cor
respondent. He will not only an
swer politically,' but he will also an
swer to me as a man, face to face
be he governor or be he what he
Senator Blease here read an affi
davit from Sam J. Lanahan sayini
that he never told Lewis W. Parkel
or any other person that Cole L
Blease was in his employ to lool
after his interest in the whiskey busi
ness in South Carolina; and as a mat
ter of fact he did not have Cole L
Blease so employed.
"Now, Mr. President, this~ affidav
it was published in the summer o:
1906. -Lanahan was then living and
Parker did not deny it. or attempt t<
have Lanahan retract It. Now Lan
ahan is dead and can not speak; and
the Greenville witness shows up
Why? Because I hit Greenville's Pat
ton and am a candidate for governo3
against Greenville's Ansel. Yes, sir
that Is my belief as to the reason
If a man, Mr. President, says-I:
my good friend, the senator fron
Richland says-that the senator fron
Bamberg told hlm thus and so, and
if I go to the senator from Bamberi
and he says that the senator fron
Richland is a liar, what more can]
do? The fight is between them
Equally so the fight in this case is
between Lanahan and Parker; and
why did Parker wait until LanahaI
was dead? I do not say that Parke>
is a liar, but Lanahan says that Par
her is a liar. If Lanahan said that]
was his agent he lied; and if Par
her says that I was Lanahan'S agen1
he is a liar."
Senator Blease then read affidavit:
dated August 7, 1906, from Jodie M
Rawlinson, John Black, Jos. B. Wy
lie, H. H. Evans, John Bell Towill
-1 L. W. Boykin, who composed
the two last state boards of control
of etate dispensary, all of whom
say '-' Cole L. Blease has never
directU ,.-indirectly solicited busi
ness or as .-1 that purchases be made
from Samuel J. Lanahan or any other
party engaged in selling whiskey 0r
other articles to the State dispensary.
"Now, Mr. President," continued
Mr. Blease. "there is the record.
That is all I have got to say. I do
not want to be harsh in this matter.
I have endeavored to speak without
feeling and without temper, and I
have told this senate what I believe.
I have told this senate what I pro
pose to tell the people of South Caro
lina. And the man that will come to
may face and tell me that I was Lana
han's agent, then, Mr. President. the
world will find out whether he and
I are both brave men or not.
"I thank :ihe senate for its kind
ness and ask that these remarks and
.AFT ER THE EXPRESS COMPANY
:ailroad Coiniission Says it Must
Publish Its Ratcs.
The Railroad Coninision has
K dopted an order relating to e-xpress
rates which is very important. Bills
ii line with this order have from
,.;.me to time been presented in The
eneral Assembly and there have
een some complaint in regard to the
olicy of the express conipanies in
;egard to the matters treated in t.he
order, which is as follows:
Columbia, S. C.. Feb. 1. 1908.
To the Southern Express Company.
it is hereby ordered:
1st. That on or by March 15. 190S.
iIe Southern Express company file
ith this commission, print and keep
.osted, nd keep open to public in
; ispection, at each of their offices or
ag-encies in this State. schedules
howing all rates and charges for
Ie transportation or carrying of any
e"-eight; and -.Lid schedules shall
-ontain cla' - rication of all freights.
0aid schedule of rates, charges and
classifications to be open to public
jispection at any time during office
2d. That no rate. or change of
classification of any article. be made
I ntil 30 days' notice be posted at all
ffices or agencies and not until this
ommission has had 30 days' notice
i ud its consent given to the proposed
he proposed rate or change in class
3d. On or by March 15, 1908. the
outhern Express company shall
I paste conspiciously on each package
eceived by it for shipment collect, a
'abel as herein set out:
Weight.. ...--.... .. ..
4th. On or by March 15. 1908.
the Southern Express company shall
paste conspiciously on each package
received by it for shipment prepaid,
a label as herein set out:
Amt . ... -- .. ..
Weight.... .. .. .. .. ..
Date........_....... .. ..
5th. On each of these labels shall
be written in ink, or indelible pencil,
by the forwarding office, amount col
1ect or to be collected, the weight of
I the package and the date received
B. L Caughman,
John H. Earle,
J. M. Sullivan.
ESCAPED FROM JAIL.
They Have Some Queer Ways Down
in Dorchester County.
The Dorchester Eagle says "last
Thursday night week Sheriff Lime
house was greatly surprised when
J. M. Walker, the white man con
victed of killing Joe Denicola at Bad
ham over a year ago and sentenced
to 15 years in the State penitentiary,
walked up and applied for admission
into the county jail. -The situation
was explained when Walker told his
"He showed a false key which he
had cut from a piece of broom han
dle. With this key he- unlocked the
doors and freed himself. After trav
eling a few miles, Walker decided tc
come back and give himself up to
the sheriff. The whole matter sounds
mike a fairy tale, but the facts are
"Walker has been awaiting a de
cision of the Supreme Court upon
the question of a new trial, and a
few days ago the Court decided to
refuse a new trial. Walker was tak
en on Tuesday to Columbia where he
has begun to serve his 15 years sen
Agrees With Bryan.
The Charleston Post says those
twho advocate the election of United
States Senators by direct popular
vote will find good argument in fa
vor of their position in the Kentucky
Legislature's deadlock, over the
choice of a senator. The Legisla
ture has been in session for a
month and the term of its sitting is
half over; a ballot has been taker>
every day for Senator, and nc
choice has yet been made, the rela
tive positions of ex-Gov. Beckhiam,
he nominee of the Democratic ori
mary, and of Ex-Gov. Bradley, the
Republican candidate, being un
changed at the end of the month's
contest; only one measure has.ben
enacted into law, that providing
a stenographer for the governor,
-though important legistion is de'sir
ed by the people of the State, aff3ct
ing their material innterests. The
whole time of the session has been
given to political play, and that
without any result. and the end is
not yet. The deadlock seems to be
complete and it is not impossible
that the Legislature will adjoairn
without making any choice of a Sen
ator and without accomplishing any
thing of the people's business for
which it was elected, If Senators
were elected by direct popular vote
that condition would be impossible.
It is impossible now in many
States---South Carolina, for exam
pe--in which the primary system
-of nominations is the established or
der in politics, the choice of the pri
mary being. in effect, an election by
popular vote. In Kentucky the
Democrats submitted the Senator
ship to a general primary and Goy.
Beckham was nominated by the iar
ty at the polls, but the nomination
has not been accepted as binding by
some of the Democratic members of
the Legislature, who hold that Mr.
Beckham employed methods to ad
vance his own interest which have
brought injury to the party. Wilile
election of a Republican -Governor
gives support to their contentions yet
the light of the primary system as it
is accepted in Scomb Carolina and
some other States, the argumert is
spacious, and undoubtedly a danger
ous precedent is established by their
attitude, which may arise to phague
them in future. Gov. Beckman mnay
not be the ideal Senator for Kem uc
ky but he was the choice of the
State for the office and it is not so
easg to dafend the position of the
protesting members of his part'- in
the Legislature. If Senators were
elected by popular vote there would
be no chance of deadlocks and no
State would lack its full representa
tion at Washington, as many have
lacked in times past, and the Leg-is
latures would be able to devote
ther time more completely to miak
A LITTLE SERMON.
It Was Against His Principles to
Work On the Sabbath.
Bishop Thonmas 1lowmiian, on the
celebration at Orange of his ninetieth
birthday, spoke wisely of religious
'The older one grows." said -.he
famous Methodist biship, "the more
one dharegards the little. unimpor
tant, uselesss things that separate
one denomination from another. Ona
fixes one's mind on the great things
that bind all denomuiuatiowis together.
And they who, neglectinig the great
things, neglecting charity and up
rightness. and honor. wrangle over
smarnll denominational differences,
seem to an old man as absurd as the
Taoist and the Shintoist.
"Perhaps you know the story.
"A Taoist-I think it was a Tao
ist-once fell down a well, and a
Shintoist--or some such person
ran at full speed to his assistance.
'Oh. brother.' cried the Shintoist,
leaning over the well-curb, *be of
good cbeer. A ladder is at hand, and
I shall have you out in a jiffy.
-The Taoist was paddling about
in the dark down below, up to his
chin in the icy water.
"'No. no,' he grunted, puffing
painfully. 'Fetch no ladder. bro
ther. I'll climb no ladder today,
for this is Tuesday, the day conse
crated by all true believers to the
"Aghast, the Shintoist poured
down prayers and arguments into
the well; but prayers and arguments
alike were of no avail with the de
vout Taoist. The other. obliged to
leave the man to his fate, departed
sadly shaking his head at the sound
of the grunts, puffs and splashes
which ascended from the blackness
"The next morning the Shintoist
returned to the well. He peered
over curiously. Yes, the Taoist was
still there. The noise of his struggles
still rose up.
"'Ho, brother,' shouted the Shin
toist, 'is all well with you below?'
-All is well,' replied the Taoist,
in a very weak voice; 'but I pray
you, brother, fetch that ladder at
"The Shintoist threw up his hands
iin shocked surprise.
" 'Fetch a ladder today" he cried.
'Heaven forbid! Don't you know th it
this is N\ edesday, the Shintoist Sab
"So sayig. the Shintoist departed.
leaving the Taoist blowing and
splashing in the well."
Husband (.: they arrive at the
station a minute too late)-If you
hadn't taken so mcuch time with your
toilet, we shouldn't have been to.
Wife-And if you hadn't made me
run, we wouldn't have to wait s
long for the next train!-Tran~sat
A Jolt for Hlini.
Miss Ellabelle Mae Doolittle, the
Leesville poetess, effectively squel'
ched a young man at a dance the
other night. renmarks the Denver
Post. Miss Doolittle, when the fad
tirst became fashionable. was oper
ated on for appendicitis, and the
young ma~n knew this. In a waltz
she had with Thim he said:
"Miss Doolittle, It seems to me you
dance better since you had your ap
pndix cut out."
"Is that so?" replied the graa~t
I"Yes," he said.
'"Well," came from Mie Ellabls
Mae, "why don't you have yours :ut
When She "Raised ' Him.
According to the Watchword a
young man who had not been mir
red long, remarked at the dinner
table the other day:
"My dear. I wish you could maks
bread such as mother used to make."
The bride smiled, and answered
in a vo'&ce that did not tremble:
"Well, dear, I wish you could
make the dough that father used to
The L'sual Way.
"I reieved a lot of rejected mann
scrpts to-day," said Titmarsh.
"Did you?".replied his f-iend. ' i
bad no idea you had an ambhitin to
shine as an author,"
"Not exactly that." said Titmarsn
"You see. my girl and I quarrl'ed,
and she returned all my letters."
Mr. Hans--Doc. I ain'd got much
money. Vill you dake my bill out
Dr. Gans--Why. I might. What's
''I'm der leader' off her liddle
Cherman" band. \'e'll play in front
off your house effry efening."
THERE were during January com
mercial failures aggregating $57,
639,514 while for the same month
last yearathe amount was $13,638.
126. This evidence of Republican
"prosperity" would indicate that al
though the tariff protects the trusts
it does not help general business.
THE Newberry Observer says "it
is sincerely to be hoped that every
man, high or low, ,vho has been
guilty of grafting in connection with
the state dispensary will be exposed
and called to account before the
courts as well as before the bar of
public opinion." To which we most
heartily soy amen.
MR. Bryan spoke at Jersey City,
N. J.. and referring to his meeting
an Associated Press dispatch says:
'An enthusiastic reception was ac
corded William J. Bryan at the Ma
jestic theatre this afterrnoon. He
was introduced as 'the next presi
ent of the United States, which
evoked applause from the large
Says Blease Admitted Knowledge
of the Lanahan Matter
IN A TALK WITH HIM
At Wright's Hotel ill June, 1996,
and in Justice to All Parties Con
cerned Calls on Blease to Name
the "High State Official" Who Rep
resented the Lanahan Firm Before
the State Board.
To the Editor of the News and
Courier: Please pardon a few words
in answer to Senator Cole L. Blease
in his recent remarks in the State
Senate with reference to my testi
mony before the winding-up commis
The absurdity of the charge of
conspiracy as made by Mr. Blease
must be apparent, but there may be
some conditions not understood by
all. Neither Capt. Smyth nor my
self was a supporter of Governor
Ansel in the recent campaign. For
myself, though I had the highest per
sonal regard for him, I differed with
him on the issues of the campaign
and voted for another.
I have never had a communication
with him or any one else referred to
by Mr. Blease with reference to my
testimony. except with Mr. Avery
Patton, to whom, after having been
subpoenaed as a witness before the
winding-up commission I wrote on
December 30, urging him "not again
to put me to the humiliation of ap
pearing in a matter about which I
know practically nothing." To this
letter I have had a reply and had
not seen Mr. Patton until I appeared
before the commission a few days
Mr. Blease asks the question why
I waited until after Mr. Lanahan's
death to answer the question as to
who Mr. Lanahan had told me was
representing him in South Carolina.
I agree with him that it was unfor
tunate that the answer had to be
made subsequent to Mr. Lanahan's
death, but I had no choice in the
No one- knows better than Mr.
Blease why the question was not an
swered two years ago at the time of
the hearing before the Lgislative
committee, in June, 1906. It was
upon Mr. Blease's own motion and by
the effort of his own vote that I
was excused from answering the
question at that time, against the
earnest protest of Mr. Lyon, now
Attorney General. and two other
members of the investigating com
mittee. Having been excused by the
investigating committee from answer
ing the question then, it certainly
would have been improper and incon
sistent for me subsequently to have
rushed into print to make public
statements which I had asked the
Legislative committee to excuse me
from making before them. Having
been excused then from disclosing
the personage referred to by Mr.
Lanahan, I was not called upon tc
note any denial by him that Mr.
Blease was the person referred to.
It will be noted, however, that Mr.
Lanahan never denied any part o1
the conversations referred to by me
in my testimony. He merely denied
that he had told me that Mr. Blease
represented him, which at that time
I had not testified to before the com
mittee, because, as stated, I had beer
Mr. Blease certainly surprises me,
however, in his statement to the ef
fet that he had no idea that I re
ferred to him in my statements be
fore the investigating committee.
When I testified in June, - 906, Mr.
Lanahan had been advised of mI
having been subpoenaed and of the
necessity of my testifying to my con
versation with him if the Court de
creed that IL should do so; further
more the attorneys representing Mr.
H. H. Evans had _ been advised be
fore I testified of the purport of my
As the intimacy between Mr. Blease
and Mr. Evans was well known,J
had presumed that it had been com
municated to Mr. Blease what my
testimony would be.
This precaution was confirmed it
'my own mind by statements of Mr.
Blease to me. On the evening of my
testimony, whilst Mr. Haynsworth
and I were supping together at
Wright's Hotel, Mr. Blease, vwho had
been taking supper at a table some
distance away, stopped at our table
a moment, and after expressing hh
approval of the position I had taker
with reference to testifying said it
effect that he was familiar with all
the facts with regard to the employ
ment of the party referred to by me
by Mr. Lanahan; that he had no
apoligies to make to anyone for vot
ing to excuse me from giving the
name, but that in justice to the party
referred to he wanted to say that
that party had not undersood fully
the service expected of ia m when he
accepted the employment, and when
he did learn what was expected
he declined to serve furthr, and re
ceived less than two hundred dollars
for his compensation.
I understood the statement of Mr.
Blease to be a diplomatic acknowl
edgement of his connection with the
matter, and, as, expressed in legal
terms, "a plea of confession and
avoidance." Mr. Blease now denies
that he had any connection with Mr.
I may add that I am advised by
Mr. Win. Elliott of Columbia, who
was my attorney in the proceedings
before 'the Supreme Court, that Mr.
Blease made to him practically the
Isame statement as made above.
In justice to Mr. Blease himself.
and in justice to the memory of Mr.
Lanahan, Mr. Blease is now, it seems
to me, called upon to say who was
the "high State offcial," whom Mr.
Lanahan had employed, as he has
acknowledged full acquaintanceship
In the matter. Whilst I cannot c-on
ceive that I have been mistaken as to
statements made to me by Mr. Lana
ham. still if there be error in w'hat
Mr. Lanahan stated to me, Mr. DBease
can clear it and should do so.
Lewis A. Parker.
Grenille, S. C., February 17, 1908O.
The tariff that protects and fosters
the trusts rnay not have caused the
panic, but it certainly did not pre
serve prosperity as our Poepubhcan
frends deae it would.
HOME TRADE PAYS.
Some of the Disadvantages of
Buying Goods by Mail.
By Proper Newspaper Advertising
the Local Merchant May Compare
Successfully With Big Outsider.
In a recent talk Elmer S. Batterson
of Chicago. a noted town boomer. made
the following pertinent remarks con
:erning the mail order trade and kin
"The mail order house has no advan
tage over the local stores. The cata
logue house sends out a catalogue to
the farmers once or twice a year. The
local merchant may reach him daily in
the local press. It costs at least $1
apiece to get out the catalogue. The
local merebauts send out little for ad
vertising. Every new customer costs a
catalogue house at least $1. The local
merchant seenres his patronage at a
less figure. A mail order house has a
large force of clerks with a large ex
pense in a large city, and its goods are
shown by pictures and printed pages
in catalogues. A local merchaut can
show his goods In his window daily. A
local merchant has the advantage. He
can give you goods on approval and
exchange them easy. It takes time to
make an exchange with a mail order
"Catalogue houses do not undersell
the local merchaut. This is true. One
item is but a fair test. Take ten arti
cles or compare a business of two
months with a local merchant and a
mail order house and see. Catalogue
houses do not run an illegal buriness.
They run a legal one. If they did not
they would have been excluded from
the malls long ago. as every commer
cial club is on the lookout
"The mail order house receives an
order for a parasol for a baby cab
from a woman on a rural route. This
is enough. The mail order house at
once surmises there is a baby in the
family. It must have clothes. It will
grow. In another year more clothes
are needed and still more the following
year. This child must have a father
and a mother, and probably other chil
dren are in the family. They need
household articles and, being on a ru
ral route. live in the country and need
farm implements. Holding the letter
up to the light. It is noticed that the
paper Is branded and is of good qual
ity, so the people must be well to do.
"Merchants may go into the cata
logue business. Get out a circular
every so often. Have the type stereo
typed. Save the plates, and when you
have a dozen or so you ma get out s
catalogue at a nominal price.
"You must take care of your custom
ers even if you lose money. No mer
chant should turn down a customer.
He should see him provided with the
kirticle desired. A quick sale is bettei
than having an article on hand for a
"If farmers do not come to town,
something is wrong. Investigate it by
asking them. If it is because lumbel
as advanced and can be bought cheap
er in a nt'ghborng city because theni
Is but one lumber dealer in your town
organize a new lumber company com
pising the merchants.
"All selfish motives should be cui
ut Do as much business as possible
but don't get jealous If your neighbol
does more. An unfair merchant is
traitor to his town.
"A large store in a small town doe:
not hurt the small stores. It takes II
a large trade radius. If your town 1!
four miles in radius and you dram
trade from five miles surrounding it
the ratio is 90 to 4. If you increase the
radius one mile, you increase the trade
radius almost 46 per cent. A new de
partment store with improved method'
will increase the trading radius. I:
:nerchants in neighboring cities ge1
the advertising space in local papers
it is because the local merchants den'i
want it and the outsiders do.
"'The town does not stop at the city
limits. It takes in the farmers in thi
surrounding country. A market day ib
a good thing for a small town, a bar
gain daty also, when farmers may set:
their goods at auction. -The refunding
of railroad fares also draws. Get up a
banquet for the farmers. Have a re
vival in a country church. Get peopl4
to come to town by giving them a prizi
"Let the parcels post come. Let il
live. It will prove a good thing. The
local merchant may get better advan
tages out of it than the mall ordet
house if he takes advantage of It.
"Merchants should spend 4 per en
of their earnings in newspaper adver
tising. The majority spend less thaz
, per cent in small towns."
Evolution and Transformation.
It is possible that the most telling et
fet of the past ten year:' campaign is
he cause of outdoor Improvement i
the influence It has had in broadening
eut Lchool education. The many lines it
which this may be observed, in giving
the subject a few moments' thought;
is remarkable. Arbor day, school gar
dens, later the tentative efforts to in
troduce elemental agriculture into the
rural schools and lastly the introduc
tion of the subject of landscape gar
dening as a part of the agricultura].
college course really owe the credil
for their rapid development to the
growth of public sentiment in favor of
the improvement of our homes and
public places, upon which the realiza
tion has been forced that to finally suc
ceed in making a beautiful America
education to that end must begin al
POWDER rLANT EXPLODED.
Four White Men and Twenty-Foul
With a force that shook the entirs
bay region like an earthquake. the
packing house of the Hercules Pow
der Works at Pinole. 14 miles nortia
of Berkely. Cal., blew up at 4 o'clocl
Thursday afternon, and in the ex
plosion four white men and twenty
four Chinanmen were killed. Ter
tons of dynamite went up in the ter
rinc blast, shattering the sheds tc
dust and splinters.
W. M. Stilwell. foreman of~ the
packing house, was blown to atoms
at his post of duty.
Manuel Enos. Joseph Grace and
W. A Rodriguez were the other
white mn killed. The twenty-eight
dead included every man who was
at work in the p)ackinlg house.
Flamcs burst forth in the ruins fol
lowing the explosion and threatened
the gelatine house. whiere two score
of girls were at work.
A panic ensuod and many were cut
by flying glass and crushed and
trampled in the mad rush for the
By Violators of the Law They At
tempted to Arrest.
Murders Took Place in Columbia, S.
C., Dillon. S. C., and Fayetteville,
Three officers were killed last week
while trying to a--est violators of
the law. The first was in Columbia
on Saturday, when W. H. Sellers shot
and killed Constable Jas. Farmer.
Sellers is a notorious blind tiger, and
Constable Farmer and Detective Ogg
went to his house, where he stores
whiskey, with a search warrant to
hunt booze. Sellers refused to 'let
them in and they forced the door.
Sellers fired and jumped behind the
door. Farmer fell mortally wound
ed and Ogg beat a retreat. Sellers
was arrested and is now in jail.
Another Constable Killed.
Mr. Ragland R. Brunson, of Dil
lon, who for several months has been
acting as constable for upper Marion,
was shot and instantly killed at 3
o'clock Sunday afternoon by a ne
gro whom he was attempting to ar
rest. He had previously arrested a
negro on Dr. Stackhouse's place,
about eight miles above Dillon, and
was returning with him in a buggy
when he met another negro for whom
he had a warrant driving a buggy
As he got down to serve the war
rant, the man drew a pistol, firing
three shots into Mr. Brunson, who
turned and endeavored to get into
-... buggy. With the- assistance of
the negro already under arrest he
got into the buggy and requested the
man to assist him to Dr. Kellar's of
fice, about two miles back. He lived
only a few minutes, dying in the bug
gy. Great excitement prevails in Dil
lon, Mr. Brunson being a very popu
lar and highly esteemed man and
having a large family connection in
the town and surrounding country.
Chief of Police Killed.
Jas. H. Benton, chief of police of
Fayetteville, N. C., was shot and kill
ed early Sunday afternoon by a ne
gro. The murderer, Sam Murchis
on. was captured an- hour after the
crime and despite three distinct ef
forts to lynch him was safely lodged
Murchison quarreled with one of
his own race and shot his antagonist,
inflicting a slight wound. Chief Ben
ton started out in search of Mfirchis
on and after a few words the negro
drew his pistol and shot the officer
through the head.
Murchison fired one shot at a cit
izen who attempted to stop him and
was wounded by one of three shots
fired by Charles Benton, 17-year-old
son of his victim, who took his fath
er's pistol and started in pursuit of
the murderer. Murchison continued
his flight to the outskirts, when, af
ter 30 policemen and many citizens
had hunted him for an hour, he was
An unusual circumstance of Sun
day's tragedy is that it is the second
time within a year that Fayetteville
has lost a police chief at the hands of
a desperate negro. Less than a year
ago Chief of Police Chesson and one
of his officers were shot by a negrc
His Pleasant Expression.
Discussing the traIning of dogs at a
recent club. meeting an authority oE
canines said: "Yes, training is an art.
The simplest appearing of canine' per
formances Is, properly understood, a
difficult thing. It looks easy, but it is
hard, and thus It Is like th~e man at the
photographer's. This man, sitting for
his portrait, said Impatiently to thz
artist, 'Well, have I got now the pleas
ant expression you desire?' 'Yes. thanki
you,' said the photographer. 'that will
do nicely.' 'Then hurry up.'' growled
the man. 'It hurts my face.' "
Work Wil Begin.
Regarding the probability of Con
gressional action on the Appalachiar
Park bill, Governor Smith of Geor
ia. who recently returned home
from Washington where he with a
number of other leading men fromi
many sections of the country went
to appear before the committee
which has the measure in hand, had
this to say in a published interview:
"I know we have made a strong
showing from a purely argumentive
and business basis. I believe that the
committee will take up the matter
with earnestness and I have a strong
reason to hope that the present
Congress will start the work. It i~
necessary, it is urgent, it is vital.
and it will be acomplished. The
people are becoming aroused over
the demand for the preservation of
a large part of their forests, and
are understanding the questions as
they have never understood themr
before. There can be no doubt of
It is most gratifying to know that
Governor Smith feels so encouraged
over the prospects of getting the
foresty measure through Congress.
Governor Smith was the chairman
of the committee that went to
Washington. He made one of the
three addresses delivered before the
committee of Congress.
AFTER pointing out that a presi
dential victory for the Democrats
would still leave the Republicans in
absolute control of the Senate, the
administration organs tell us that so
many men are out of work because
a fear of Democratic revision of
the sacred Dingley tariff. The ad
ministration editorial force ought
to get together.
THE boom launched up there in
Pennslyvania somewhere for Judge
Gray will never get beyond the con
fines of the section in which it was
put afloat. It died abornirng.
WHY not make the lien law an is
sne in the campaign this Summer,
and find out exactly what the peo
ple want done with it.
MR. Bryan believes in the integri
ty of the common people and that is
why he is wiiing to trus* them to
elect Unitea State S.:n- a:i all
and strictly rohibits
So does France
So does Germany
The sale of alum foods
has been made illegal in Washington ar the District of Colum.
bia, and alum baking powders are everywhere recognized as
Inri*"s- To protect yourself against alum,
when ordering baking powder,
and be very sure you get Royal.
Royal is the only Baking Powder made from Royal Grape
Cream of Tartar. It adds to the digestbilty and whole
someness of the foodL
SHOT AT HIM. LATIMER DEAD,..
An Attempt Made to Assassinate
nttem Madea tof As te The Senator Dies Thursday Morn
the Marshal of North log After a Short Illness.
ho is a Son of th Late B. A.
Jeffcoat, Who Was Assassinated a SHOCK TO STATE.
Short Time Ago.
It is reported that an attempt was.
made a few nights ago to assassinate U S Ws Operated on For
Mr. William D. Jeffcoat, a son of Apj.endicith at a Washington Ho.
r. R. A. Jeffcoat, who was shot
and killed from ambush a few pital on Sunday.-At Pint He Go
months ago. Mr. Jeffcoat is the
chief of police of North, and it was
there that the attempt on his life Folowed and He Soon assed
It- is reported that Prof. Carl Away.
Schoenburg and Mr. Jeffcoat entered
the waiting room at the depot of the.
Seaboard Airline Railway a little af- Proyilenc& HoSDital at Washington
ter dark. The waiting room was @3 Tzursday morning after a few
well lighted and so was the plat- days illness. He was taken sick on.
form outside. They did not notice Sunday night and was taken to the
any one about, and had not the least hospital at once, where he was oper
suspicion that an assassin was lurk- atqd on for appendicitis. H. got
ing in the darkness. But he was, so ox very well til Tuesday, when
it seems. complications setin, and tbpeSenatoj
Prof. Schoeuburg remained in the grew rapidly worse until Thursday
waiting room but a short time wh n id away at
e left, leaving Mr. Jeecoat alone. As aa lc.
oon as Prof. Schoenburg was well Us aie n w agtr
ut of the way, some one opened fireweepaut hnteedcme
n Mr. Jeffcoat from some cotton SntrLtmrwsaotffy
eed houses nearby, but fortunately svnyasod ehsbe n
one of the shot hit Mr. Jeffcoat. AthSeaenrlsxyas.Bfe
earch was made Immediately for gigt h eae esre e
the would-be assassin, but he had erinteH sesaRpest
otten away. !i. ewsacniaet uce
There is no doubt but the intentionhislanwodhaebnvtd
as to assassinate W. D. Jeffcoat,fointepmayhs u er
nd possibly the same part-- who kill- Hireas wrebogtfm
d his father shot at Mr. Jeffcoat.WahntnTusyngt ncre
ooner or later the assassin will beofacmitefSntrsnde
aught and punished. The attackjrsnaveonapciltinnd
oesn't seem to be on the people of itre tBloa hc lc.h
orth, but is a prolongation of the lvd eao aie a ih
feud that has existed in the Jeffcoat tndu-ih etea. H a
amily for several years. Suchbenoryasam brofteet
heings are unusual in this country. oltCuc.H evsawf n
There is said to be a very strongserachlen
uspicion as to who the assassin is. Axogtepopciecniae
There are more than one person con- eeoe frteuepie emt
ected with the dastardly affair, ac-betld ythLgsauearE.
ording to a report that is being cir- 1ro Rukr fAnrsE
ulated. Every effort should be made Sekro h os au .Gr
o bring them to justice by the prop- o bemSntrL~adWl
r officers. If the parties are caught kro ereon
t will go hard with them.
The good people of North should v FRS AT .
not b~e subjected tO any such outrage _____
and we hope it will not again occur. HsMn red rigHmt
The assassin is after Jeffcoat and no
one else. If this was not the caseEne eRa.
e would not have waited until Prof.
5choenburg got away before frgChretnPssas"ynoucg
n Jeffcoat. The affoir has caused ls "lta ewsntgigt
onsiderable talk in an'd about North.enr
erac fobr Unte States dienat
atoi thrde cmoing maignr A.
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