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THAT OIL DEAL
k Oklahorma Cores Out in Full
THE PEOPLE SCOOPED
By President Roosevelt for the Ben
efit of the Standard Oil u
Charged by Governor Haskell
During the Late Presidential Caim
paign and Denied by Toddy.
Washington, Nov. 19.-The story
of how the Prairie Oil Company,
subsidiary concern to the Standard
Oil, got 'ts privileges in Oklahoma
were told +n the recent campaign by
only a few newspapers that were
supporting the Democratic tieket.
But again recently in the Herald of
this city appeared a full story of ho'.
this Standard Oil concern got its
privileges in Oklahoma, contrary tW
law, and in a special way, with
special coneesalons which have been
denied other companies. This is the
story which the Herald publishes'
"Belated intelligence as to th*
whereabouts of an important repor?
written by Ethan Allen Hitchcock,
while he was secretary of the in
terior in President Roosevelt's eal
:iet. came to hand yesterday.
"This report was the one submit
ted to the president by Mr. Hitch
cock in 1904, setting forth his rea
sons for denying the application of
the Prarie Oil and G-as Company, .
Standard Oil subsidary, or a permi.
to construct a pipe line to the the
Territory of Oklahoma.
"The pipe line franchise wa&
granted, nevertheless, but is did no:
become generally known until late
in the recent political campaign that
this course was authorized by Pres:
dent Roosevelt himself, who ove
ruled the action of his secretary of
the interior against Mr. Hitchcock's
"The fact has come to light that
the present repository of Secretary
Hitchcock's report is the department
of justice. The document has been
lying there for several years, and
nothing but a resolution of congress
will cause it to be made public. A
man of national ' deputation and
probity said yesterday:
'Yes, the report is there, but
President Roosevelt dare not let itk
contents be known.'
"That Mr. Hitchcock's adverse de
cision is in the department of justiet
instea& of in the 2ieas of the White
House, or interior department, in
duces the surmise that the seeretary
advised that criminal proceedings be
brought against certain mien connect
ed with the oil and gas deal in Oks
lahona, but there is no specific
authority for this statement.
"Men of national political renown
were interested in the oil and gas
baebme, ad it hapPened that thir
aeplication for a pipe line, which was
so> stoutly resisted by Secretary
Hitchcock, came along at the time
when Mr. Roosevelt was seeking
nomination and election to the presi
"M~r. Hitchcock has resis;ted the
importunities of the Standard, and
finally, in March, 1904, a statute
passed by congress directing him t'
make regulatzons for permits for
pipe lines. The regulationls pro
posed by Secretary Hitehoock were
considered too drastic to suit the
Standard Oli people, and finally Gov.
Frank Higgins of New York wrote
a - letter to the president in the
interest of D- W. Barusdais,' the
Pittsburg agent of the Standard
asking the president to order Sec
retary Hitchcoek to grant the permt.
"The president did so, but th'
secretary yielded reluctantly. A few
months later Mr. Hitcheock printe:
a volume of the private hearlai:
held bafore his department on appli
cagons for pipe line permits. 12
the documents he gave a copy o:
Gov. Higgins' letter.
"When the volume appeared i'
created some excitement. It was in
the Hughes-Hearst gubernatori6
eampaign. The presIdent was indig
nant at Mr. Hitchcock for giving out
the Higgins letter, declaiming that
it was the property of the executive
"He ordered the copies of Secre
tary HItcrhcock's printed document
to be called in and shipped to Oyster
Bay, where Mr. Roosevelt was then
staying. There was some excitement
over the order, uad agenth from the
hnterior department were busy visit
ing newspaper bureaus and law of
fices in Washington in quest of the
objectionable document. -
"The regulations made by Secre
tary Hitchcock in December, 1906.
following the favors shown to the
Standard Oil Company by the presi
&ent in 1904, were more drastic from
the Standard viewpoint than ary
thing that had preceded them. In
the co-ngressional campaign preeed
'ig: Preside'nt Roosevelt had prom'.-:
ed a certain Weetern senator, who.
was aggri-eved at Mr. Hitchcock, that
he would remov'e him the day after
"On Wednesday, the day ofte:
election, the president issued a bul
Jotin from the White House, in whieh
he- virtually fulfilled his promise to
the Western senator announcing the
forthooming retirement of Mr. Hitch
cock. hat explaining that the secre
tary was going out of his own vo
lition and much against the presi
"The regulations of December,
1906, were promulgated on the
event of Secretary Hitchcock's rc
tirement from office. The Standard
Oil Company defied the interior de
partment and refused to apply for
permits under the regulations of
1906. The company announced that
it was acting upon the 9.dvice o~
its general counsel in refusing t'o
av-ow itself a common carrier a~
requiredI by the Hitchcockt regula
tion of 1906.
"In April. 1908. Secretary Gas
field sent for President O'Neill of
the3 Prairie Oil and Gas Company.
the Standard subsidary, and agreed
to waive the common carrier re
quirement in the regui'.tions of
I2MS, to which tht Standard Oil
F-!il in Georg~ia Hills.
Sr. Louis. Nov. 1 9.--A rpeelial to
the Tinies fro~m Alhert Bond Lam
ber't. s:ys balloon Yankee landed a
Tpr. (;a., in the mountains. afttr
HIGH DEATH RATE
W1HT A STUPY OF SOUTHF.R !
Some Facts None of Us Like to Ad- S
mit, But They Are Facts and We
Must Face Them.
The Country Life Commission re
cently held meetings at Spartanburg; h
and Greenville in this State. We o
ielieve that the Commlission will ac
complish untold good by directing
the att=ntion not only of the Natiora.
Government. but of our - own horm
people to the pressing needs of ru
ral life and the possibilities of rural
:evelopnient. The Pr.ogressiV
Farmer says the Commission is crit
jeised because in urging the need of
better rural sanitation and hygienla
Dr. Stiles pointed out the excessiva r
death-rate in our rural districts p -
ompared with other sections of the
For instance, he mentions ty
phoid fever in emphasizing the truth
tof so much moment to us) that 96 :
er cent of the cases and the death.
from this dread disease might be
revented by proper sanitary pre
.- utions. And he is right. The 1
zv rage number of deaths from t y
phoid in th-e United States is 3.
in each 1,000 deaths, while In the
Gulf Coast region it Is 45, is South
Cenral Appalachian region 63, In
.he Southern Interior plateau (Sou:-1
Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mis
sissippi sections) 76. and in the
Southwestern Central region (part.
of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texasb
9 per cent.
Wherever the negro population is
high, as Dr. Stiles points out, th
lack of sanitary precautions insures
a high death rate from typhoid.
the negroe's carelessness, and our
own, as Dr. Styles points out, in
the matter of typhoid fever, hook
worm disease, etc.. in murdering the
white women and children of th
South. Here are some fgures that
should make us blush. The ball
truth is that our death-rate from ty
phold fever and other preventable
diseases is shocking and inexcusably
high. a burning shame to our people
amounting to nothing less than a
The fgures below are for several
Southern cities for which the United
States Census professes to have truly
aceurate mortality statistics, and we
are going to take In alphapetleal
order just sa they come In the census
tables, every South-ern city included
In the regictration area with their
death-rate per 1,000 of population
for both races. and compare each one
of these Southern eities with the
two cities in other sections immedi
ately following in alphabetical or
der-just as named in the census
list. Here then is the showing:
Death Rate Per 1,000 Population. -
SName of City White. Negro
Atlanta, Ga.. .. . ... . ..23 31
Atlantic City, N. 3....1 12
Attleboro, Mass. .. ....14 *1
Baltimore, Md.. . ... . ..19 8
Bangor, Me.. .. . ... ..16 *
Barre, Vt. .. .. .. .. ...18 *
acksonille, irla.. ....25 31
Jacksonville, Il1--.. ... 22 19
Jamestown, N. Y. .. .. .. 12 *
Lynchburg, Va. .. .. ..21 36
Lynn, Mass. .. .. .. .. ...16 18
MKeesport, Pa. .. .. ...17 24
Nashville. Tenn. .. .. ..20 32
atchez, Miss .. .. .. ..27 48
Watick, Mass. .. .. .. ..14 .*
Nangatuck, Conn.... .--17 *
Nwport, Ky. .........20 *
Newport. R. L.........18 23
Norfolk, Va.. .. .. .. ...1 23
Norriston, Pa. .........23 27
North Adams, Mass. ... .13*
Raleigh, N. C. .. .. .. .. .2 2
Keading, Pa.. .. .. .. . ..17 31
Revre, Mass. .. .......15 *
Riihmond, Va.. .. .. . ..24 38
Rochester, N. H. .. .. .. 22 *
Rochester, N. Y.. .. . ..15 26
a Antonio, Tex. .. . . . . 22
San Diego. 0a1. .. .. .. .. 22 27
San Francisco, Cal...19 -65
Savannah, Ga.. .. .. . ..24 43
Schenectady, N. Y.. . ... .15 *
Scranton, Pa. .........20 14
Shreveport, La.. .. .. . ..32 56
Sioux City, Ia. ........13 *
Somerville, Mass.. .. . ..15 *
Wilmington. N. C....19 34
Wndhami, Con. .. .. .. 16 *
(*Too few negroes to report.)
These are the figures whose ac
curacy the Gevernmuent stands for,
and, as the Progressive Farmer says.
the Southern man who can look them
in the face ad still argue for a list
less, do-nothing policy Is the mau
who murders present and future gen
eration~s by criminal carelessness.
Dr. Stiles is a man who with rare
self-devotion proposes to give his life
to the effort to reduce this fearfni
Southern death rate-its excessiv"
proportios in our ci'ies being btz:
typical of similar conditions in our
country districts-and there is no
man in Amerrica today who more
heartily deserves the co-operation of
eery agency in the Soutnern States.
It is not climate that makes our
Southern death rate so high. It
is lack of sanitary precautions upon
the part of our large negro popu
lation and also upon the part of a
large white population as well. In
the name of human life, let us set
about remedying these conditions.
Cotton Seed Meal for Milk.
There is no question but that cot
ton seed meal grows in popularity
as its intrinsic value becomes known.
There is no foodstuff known that c
will Place the same amount of fatf
on cattle within so short a time as
otton seed mens combined witai C
otton seed hulls, and th:s fact is n
rcognizzd wheresoever this feed is r
used. When fed to dairy cows, or t
y the famniiy that has hut a single v
ow, its use increases the quantity I
~f milk. improves the color, and the 7
:ream therefrom makes richer and h
~etter butter, but while the ration e
of hulls need not he limited at all, I;
that of meal should not be more
than one-half the quantity fed for
Unrnied to D~eaith.
Motzomei'r:y. Ala., Nov. 18.-O' : -
hrwar v~vhomc from. school ?oday. .1
Clr-a W:~iis. aud nine. stopped '
plav with thr- chi!:1,en at the home e
of a neighbIor. He eloin(th ing caught
fre romi an open grutie andl burn d
h~r to die-ath. She is the daughtet
CIIlNE THAT WILL REPLACE
aid to Have Been Invented an(
Built by Mr. R. S. Wheeler, o
Mr. E. B. Taylor, of Springfielt
as written to Commissioner Watso
C a cotton picker made by Mr. k
Wheeler, of Springfield, and su.
ested a public demonstration nea
olumbia. Mr. Watson fixed No
ember 25 as the date for the den
nptration, which can at least do r
arm, and the place will be announc
d later. Here is Mr. Taylor's lei
r to Mr. Watson:
Spirngfield, S. C., Nov. 10, 1908.
ol. E. J. Watson, State Commi
ioner of Agriculture, Columbia.
.-Dear Sir: I fully believe tha
be successful cotton picker has corr
1 a machine Invented by Mr. R.
Vheeler, a native of the North, bi
esident of the South for many year
le and his father bought sont
Imber near Springfield several yea
go. and after his father's death h
imber was sold and was made tl
asis of our lumber operation her
)uring his absence of a year fro
pringfield he has brought out th
otton picker, and has made a ':er
.nstration which satisfies sever
ood judges here that the cottc
icking machine, long looked fo
Years ago in North Carolina
tard the expression with regard
otton picking which was not "plc
ng cotton" se. is commonly calle
)ut "picking out cotton." This la
er phrase accurately expresses tl
ct which must be performed by
nachine before it can be pronounce
L success. The Wheeler 'machil
ticked out the cotton from the b(
Lnd does not pick tra-sh. The pickii
nstrument is a leather belt one-ha
tn inch wide, carrying wires Inse1
ed in it about as closely as they c:
e, and a little less than a quart
>f an inch long. This leather be
s made to travel very rapidly al
fter seizing the cotton, -nrow;
nto a chamber from which an :
)last drives it into a cotton sac
[ will not describe further than
;ay that I believe the staple pick
)y this machine will grade high
I believe you will be glad to c
>perate with Mr. Wheeler in provi
ing opportunity for demonstrating .
capacity somewhere near Columb
where practical planters may see
+"orli'ng, ancd where representatii
of the press may conveniently m
to record results.
The cotton gin was perfected
Georgia by the immortal Whitni
We shall all be glad to have the si
cessful cotton picker perfected
South Carolina, and it now loc
like Mr. Wheeler would share t
immortality of Whitney- by prodi
ing a successful cotton picker. T
motor for driving the picker is I
tl that can be desired, but that
a mere matter of 'deztail which e
be accomplished by anyone in a ha
dozen ways, and which will be o
feted directly now sinc~e the tr
principle of ext'acting cotton '.r<
the boll has been found.
We are hoping that it will be es
venient for you to suggest a ple
for this demonstration during -t
three or four days preceding Thanl
giving at some place near Columb
We are supposing some place na
Columbia would suit better than a
place near this town, and thus s,1
a journey hither.
Thanking you in advance
our kind consideration. I am, y~
EDW. B. TAYLOR.
CAUSES SIX DEATHS.
Underground Fire at Red Lod
Mine Fatal to Workers.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 21.-Fire
the Northwestern Improvement Co
pany's mine at Red Lodge tod
caused the death of six miners a
entombed many others.
Members of the fire departmE
and volunteers rescued more th
00 men, many of whom were
jured or completely exhausted.
Tonight It Is stated by the re
:ued miners that at least 64 m
are still in the most dangerous ps
:f the mine and It Is Impossible f
he reseuers to get near them
The fire is terridec, judging trc
:he volume of smoke and flam
amitted from one entry. Coal ca
Ld lumber are ablaze and the da:
ge to property will be heavy.
An iron pipe was laid into t,
nine and there Is now a 11ow of w
:er playing on the flames. The fi
tself is said to be confined to
mall area. but the gas and smol
iave spread to the varous wor
The company operating~ the R
,odge mines is controlled by ti
'orthern Pacific railroad.
Most of the miners employed a
oreigners. A similar disaster
ir property cost the lives of eig]
- OU'R DEAD.
knd Seven Missing at Big Mine Nea
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 17.-TI
odies of four men have been r
overed and seven others are mnissin
allowing the' firing of the main we
f No. mine of the Tennessee Irol
oal and Railroad company las
ight. Heroric efforts are beim
2ade to stay the flames and reac
be bodies of the missing men, all(
'horn have been given up for dea<
is the belief of the officials the
de main way was set on fire in ti
'pe that th-sre would be a genera
seape, convict labor being exclusiv,
Two Men JKilled.
Buffalo, Nov. 1 9.-Frederick Chr
mdam and Edward Malke were ir
asly killed and WVilliam .T. G;ree
r'iously injured when the steame
yhn A. M'Gean crashed into an ir>
c unloader at the Laekwanna St<:
mp1ays planlt this morning.
It's when a fellow is going to th
ad that he gets the reputation of bc
TEDDY TREED AGAIN
THE LUTHERANS TAKES ROOSE
YELT TO TASK
I For Some Things He Said in His
f Letter Defining Taft's Religious
Belief and Morals.
New York, Nov. 15.-In an open
a letter to President Roosevelt, made^
public here today, the New York
city members of the Synodical Cou
ference of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church of America take issue wit.
the President over the letter of the
latter, made public a week ago in
which he denounced as "unwar
ranted bigotry" any refusal to vo"
for a candidate for high office be- C
cause of his membership in the Ro- v
man Catholic. Church. k
The letter, it is announced, we'
authorized at a recent meeting of 11
t the local Luth eran Conference. The fA
letter declared that it was "sub- t,
versive of the basic principles of a
real separation of church and State
to permit the religious belief or non
belief of any candidate for public c
? office to determine the casting of
one's vote for or against such can- a
didate, except when that very relig- C
ious belief or non-belief antagonizes f
this principle of complete separation s
- of church and State."
"~But for centuries," the letter 11
went on, "the Roman Catholic ha: r
denounced as wrong, and a condition t
only to be tolerated so long as it b
could not be changed, this separation
of church and State, and also full r
_ religious liberty, freedom of con- a
science, speech and the press. t
"Are we not then compelled to a
maintain that a loyal Roman Cath- t
e olic who fully, understands the al- t
a legiance required of him by the ?
Pope can never sincerely subscribe ,
to the Federal Constitution, nor I.fi
1 he does subscribe to it. never can i
be expected to abide by it, enforee c
and defend it?" asked the letter.
t- "How could the subscribers to th I
M doctrine- of separation of church and
;r State, the letter went on, consistently
I help to elect to the Presidency a 1
d Roman Catholic so long as that
t church does ncit officially revoke i-a e
1 'diametrically opposed docl.ration.' -
- "Are the millions of Protestants in
to this country to be accused of bigotry
or fanaticism because of such a
The letter concludes:
0 "We do not care Atyhh: mfwyp
d- "We do mot accuse the bulk '1
, Roman Catholics of being disloyal
' citizens. We believe many do not
it realize the position the hierachy o'
"s their church maintains, and that, If
et it came to an issue, compelling a de
cision either for the Constitution or
n the papal hierarchy, they would de
y- cide in favor of the former.
is "We have considered it to be our
in duty not to keep silence in this mat
ks ter, because in our judgment, that
}would have been an act of cowardice.
ic- nor do we wish to do any one as
e injustice, hor in -any manner traduce
ot any man or body of men. If, there
is fore, in aught 'we have said we arc
i laboring under error, we shall be
1f pleased to hare you enlighten us,
r- and with us the millions who occupy
e the same positionl. But if we are
m right, 'we ask you to show your un
questioned sincerity and courage by
n-l an acknowledgement cf the correct
e ness of our contention and the atti
:tude based thereon."
[a. YOUNG FIRE BUGS.
Three Little Boys Arrested for Set
ting Houses Afire.
ry Norfolk, Va., Nov. 20.--Three in
fantile fire bugs, the revelations ot
whose operations ar-e startling to
'police and firemen, have been arrest
Commencing a month ago, and
ge continuing for ten days, the .
break of fires in the city, recurring
with alarming frequency, kept the
In firemen working overtime. Incen
-diarista was suspected and the police
kept a close lookout for the c.ui
d An unsuccessful atempt to burn
a saloon at the corner of Monticello
t arenue and Washington street, ye.2
in terday afternoon was followed by
-the arrest of three boys. They are
1 Doc Baum, son of Mrs. Rosa Baum.
of 24 Fenchurch street; Samuel Ep
s- stein, son of Morris Epstein, and
a Herman Addison, son of Thomas Ad-.
rt dison, of 57 Cumberland street. The
or boys have made partial confessions,
at in which they involve each other to
a much greater extent than the~y
r themselves are aware.
s Samuel E'pstein, who is but six
years old, without fear, told Pollee
& Captain Ford and :Tire Chief Mc
Laughlin, of how his brother, five
o years old, started a fire at the corner
a- of Monticello avenue and Washing
e ton street that destroyed the life of
a an infant and burned buildiings.
e which, with their cor tnets, were val
-ued at $34,550, on October 19th and
2 0th. Each of the others under a'
d rest admitted having been present
eC at the starting of at least one fir-..
It was in these confessions they im-i
'e picated each other in the starting
it of each fire. * '
*CARMACK DID NOT SHOOT.
Youn Cooper Was Shot By His
rOwn Father. t
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 16.--Thata
ex-Senator Edward E. Carmack
never fired the pistol he carried on
his death walk, and that young Roh
in Cooper, heretofore alleged to have
ybeen shot by Carmack, was in fact,
wounded by bullets from his fath
tt ers revoler intended for Carmack,
gis the startling statement made by a
b Will A. Percy, a well-known lawyer. r
f Mr. Percy says that the son was C
- behind Carmack and the gather in s
tt front, each so near their victim thatt v
'the son was powder-hurned by the1 s
.1 father's revolver. That two chamt- f
-ers of Carmack's pistol had been el
fired means nothing, says the lawyer. 31
for the weapon was in the hands of
his enemies two hours before it was cc
-turned over to the officers, and, be- it
- siles. Carmack's hand still held the' m
acigar lie wvas smoking as lie bowed mi
to Mrs. Eastman.
It is estimated that South Carolina t
wiU gather over one million bales of m
cotton this year. Think of that. dI
- One satisfied purchaser is worthw
issionaries Who Went to Eng
land Have Hard Time.
GIRL'S LIFE LOST.
fter Suffering Great Hardships in
Different Parts of the World They
Come to the Conclusion That
They Were the Disciples of the
Devil and Not of God.
Philadelphia, Nov. 19.-Mabel
ollins, a young girl who was con
erted to the strange religious sect
nown as the Holy Ghost Society
i New York a year ago, and sail.:-1
>r England with five men and
reive other young women mission
ries, returned to Philadelphia to
ay. She tells a story of almost in
Starting away from Philadelphi?
pretty girl of eighteen years, Misr
ollins looks today like a woman o'
fty. One girl of their number, she
ays, died working in factories in
luenos Ayres, three of the men ar
aying ties on a South Americ ra
ai troad, two girls are in Indian
arems, and one was captured by
"When we left New York at
aembers of the Holy Ghost sect,"
aid Miss Collins, "we all believed
hat we had '-the gift of tongues.
.nd we went out to teaeh the, rest of
he world our religion. We decided
o sail to London. We escaped e
,reat shipwreck, but they would
ot receive us there. Then six if
is got the call to go to India. We
rent from London and reached Cal
utta in July. Mr. MeElroy, who lec
is, thought we could do great thingi
"Besides myself, there were thr.i
firls from New York and two fron:
'hiladelphia. We nearly starved i.
3alcutta and went North. We reach
td Buenos Ayres a month later.
"There two of our girls disap
eared. They were very pretty, an'
,here were some Indians who me
and liked 1them very 'uc.. Wi
were destitute, and the girls-well
;hey just vanished. We didn't com
dlais to the authorities, beeause wi
knew pretty well where they hac
gone. They are now in harems, an(
can't blame them much. We di(
act have the real gift, and life wai
far more terrible than I can tel
"Again we went north to Luck
aow. Another girl, Mabel Charles
>f New York, was taken from us eni
night while we were camping out
There were some wild hill men wh'
rode down-and stopped at our camp
ext morning there were only three
of us left.
"Mr. McElroy and Lillie Thomi
nd I went back to Calcutta. Fron
there we sailed to Buenos Ayres, ta
oin the others.
"One girl, May Simes, who wa
from Philadelphia, died in the Pam
pas on the way to Roussario. W
had been overtaken by a storm. W
had no covering of any sort and.th
cold was awful. We buried poo
ary there. We had even harde
times in Argentine than in India
Then my parents succeeded in get
ing me home. Our gift of tongu<
vras not from Heavan. It was fron
Miss Collins. whose mother live
at No. 2135 Catherine street, said
"My husband and I pawned man;
of our household artiele! to rais
the money to bring Mabel home
There are two other girls who. ar
also writing home for funds, bu
their parents are unable to rais
WANTS TO GET LOOSE
Prom His Father-In-Law Who Hold
Spartanbur.g, Nov. 20.--Willi.
ucker, a seventeen-year-old white
boy, through his attorney, J. B
tkinson, has brought habeas corpu:
roceedings before Judge Klug ask
ng that he be delivered from the
~ontrol of Peter Lindsay, his father
The case is a most unusual one
he young man charging that he hat
yeen kept at work on Lindsay's farm
sear Campobello, and hired out tt
rork on the farms of other men it
te communi~ty, and that he :has
lever received any compensatiot
r his services.
Tucker says that for the pasi
ie months he has been living witli
'eter Lindsay. and while living with
4indsay he was persuaded to enter
marriage contract with Lindsay%
!aughter, Miss Mary Lindsay, bul
ince his marriage he and his wife
tave not been allowed to occupy
eparate room from other membere
f the family.
Tucker further says that he has
Leen required to work on his father-.
n-law's farm without pay, and that
eter Lindsay has frequently hired
m out to work on other farms in
he urounding country.
The young man alleges that he
as often attempted to leave his
ather-in-law, but was threatened
rth violence and prosecution, and
hat he has been dreadfully abused
nd mistreat'ed. *
SH-IP ON FIRE.
'uts Into Norfolk and~ Is Beache~d
at That Place.
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 19.-Refusing
11 assistance despite a raging fire
her forward hold, the steamer
hattahoochee, of the Ocean Steam
nip) Company. plying .be-ween Sa
annah and Boston, made this port
ortly after noon and Captain
:owlett immediately beached his
arge on the Lambert's Points flats,
ist below the city.
He reports that the fire was di
)vered off the Carolina coast, and
proving stu bborn lhe immediately
ade for this port. x:recking tues
et the steamer. but aid was refusedI.
The crew this afternoon flooded
ie forward compartment with wn
r. -nd it is b'elisve-d thai fir eis now
ader cntrol. The extent of the~
mage is not known. The Chat ra
ohee left Savannah on Mlonday
BLEW OPEN VAULT
AND TOOK OVER EIGHTEEN
From South Bend, Ind.. Postoffice
Almost in the Presence of Night
South Bend, Ind., Nov. 16.-Bur
glars tunneled a 14-inch fire wall,
entered the vault of the postoffice
with an electric drill, and escaped
Sunday morning with nearly $19,000'
in stamps, while a force of night :
clerks were at work. The theft was
discovered at 8:30 in the morning
by a clerk In a store one door north (
of the room temporarily occupied by (
the postoffice during the erection of
the new building.
The clerk having occasion to enter
the store found It impossible to open
either of the doors to which be had
keys, and, suspecting that something
was wrong, called a patrolman.
Throwing their weight against the
loors, they forced an entrance and
an examination showed that they had
been fastened by large screw hooks
They found that a hole 14 by 14
inches had been electrically drilled
in the 14-inch fire-proof wall, form
ing one side of the postoffice vau't,
through which one of the thieves
entered the vault and passed the
plunder to his eonfederates. The
burglars worked so skillfully that
the night force of mailing clerks
within one hundred feet of the vault
had no knowledge of what was tak
Access to the store room was
gained by ascending a stairway fifty
feet south of the store to thre thir.1
floor of the building. From the
head of the stairway the robbe -s
crossed over to the building north
of the postoffice and descended to
the first floor next to the postoffice.
Before beginning operations on
the wall the thieves covered the
floor and stairway with scores of
blankets and- quilts, taken from the
stock of the store, and also hung a
thick quilt on the north wall of the
vault under which the drilling was
As the bricks were loosened they
were pulled out of the driller's way
by means of a small tackle and pul
ley, which was left behind.
Marks is the dust of the stair
way showed a lookout was stationed
in a position which would give him
a full view of the street through the
window in the front of the store.
As the booty would fill not less
than eight suit cases, the police be
lieve that at least four men were as
sociated in the robbery.
The electric drill used was worked
by power taken fro mlighting wires
:ess than 20 feet from the wall, the
wires being attached from a desk
light In the store.
Has Killed Ten Lads and Seriously
Chicago, Nov. 16.-Debrutallzed
football has been this year as dang
erous as ever, according to the list
of casualties Issued.
Gridiron warfare between the
colleges, high schools~ and athletic
clubs to date has resulted in 10 dead
and 290 wounded.
The list of dead:
Balthezear, Wilfred, Waterbury,
Cooper, John, University of
Dougherty, Albert,, Evansville
(Ind) Y. M. C. A..
DIckson, Ernest, University of Ar
Duck, 3. 3., Oklahoma State Nor
Evans, Thomas, Utah Agricultural
Ferebe, G. C., Virginia Military
-Marker, Charles, Great Bend.
Potts, William M., Cannonsburg,
Smith, William, Clarion, Iowa.
All thie deaths but one resulte-1
from ,the open playing. The excep
tion was the cause of Charles Mark.
er, vho was a spectator at -a game
in Greater Bend, Kane., who was run
over by the players and so seriously
injured that he died.
CAUSED BY DOG FIGHT.
One Man Dead and Another Is Se
Wetumka, Nov. 16.-As the result
of a fight between two monggri
dogs, one man Is dead, another se
riously wounded and the town of
Wetumka divided into two factions
and a bloody feud is threatened.
Brothers of the dead man have been
walking the streets of the town
for hours, heavily armed, and the
citizens are terrorized.
Ben Smith and John Tabor sided
with their respective pets, when th3
animsals encountered each other on
the Main street yesterday, and Taber
after he had been wounded, slew his
adversary. tie was placed under
arrest and a posse of deputies armed1
with repeating rifles is guardingg
Jeff and Ira Smith, brothers of
the dead mani, armed themselves and
went on hunt with their friends for
Taber. Taber's friends are also wii
ling to take his side.A
SIX MAKE FATAL PLUNGE.
Three Civil Engineers and Three.
Foreigners Meet Death.
were instantly killed, another was w
dangerously injured and three othe- s k
had narrow escapes from injury o. a
death in a mine cage accident at Ells
worth Mine No. 1, located in Wash-.l
ington county Monday. The six fe'! fr
to the bottom, a distance of 225 fear.
the heavy timber on top of them, and e
were bruised and crushed almost be- .M
Many Coreans lKilled.
San Francisco. Nov. 1 9.-Passei- of
prs arriving from Manila in the. of
transport Bufordi quote muilitary ofi-- eli
cers who have recently been in Japan ya
as authority for the statement thit
thousands of Coreans have been kill co
edl by Japanese since the mikado oe- wi
cupied the hermit kingdom with his hc
1 The onybiig
Royd- Grape C
Of greatest he
'ROMBENT CHICAGOAN MAIE
3e Carried on System of Robberi
for Nearly Twenty Years, but Hi:
Sins Overtaken Him at Last.
Chicago, Ill.. Nov. 16.-Peter Va:
nissingen, a real estate dealers,, fo:
ears classed among the first of Chi
aago's prosperous and reputable bus
ness men, today confessed to havini
hbtained through forged deeds ans
otes, more than $700,000, and
Few hours after his arrest, on hi
)wn urgent appeal to be punished
was sentenced to the penitentiary
'he arrest, the Incident, the confer
aio and the sentence were the wor]
f Tess than four hours.
Taken in the midst of busines
?rom his office desk at No. 17:
Washington street, shortely afte
soon, Van Vlissingen, a venerab]
looking man, appeared before th,
ourt and in tears confessed tha
or from 18 to 20 years he -had beel
ecuring money tarough the sale o
arged documents and that thougl
e had bought back many of thesi
purious instruments without de
ction, at least 25 people would losi
n aggregate of more than $700.00'
hrough the paper which he has no
et redeemed.. In forging notes, ha
eclared, be had perfected an uniqu'
eice. This consisted of a plat;
glass desk top, so arranged that h:
nu electric light thrown up from be
eath he could readily trace frou
~riginals forged signatures on t
rorthless paper. Throughout his ar
rest and sentence the prisoner madi
o effort to defend himself. Aske<
he had anything to say before sen
:ence was imposed. Van Vlissingen
owing his head, replied:
"Only that I be given my punisb
nient at once."
His term in the penitentiary wa
xed as indeterminate from 1 to 1
Van Vlissingen, who is abou
aorty-five years old, was marrie
F'ebruary 4. :907, to Mrs. Jessi
cosevelt Blend, who was described
tt the timec -as a distant relative 0
?resident Roosevelt. The bride wa
daughter of Wilton C. Blend. Vai
lissingeiz had been a baehelor, liv
g at the Calumet Club. He was
nown as being of a philanthropt'
isposition, giving special attentio3
> the welfare of boys.
The specific charge which led ui
the spectacular arrest of Var
iissingen today was made by tw'
nen who had bought forged mort
rage notes. They are T. J. Lefen~i
nd Win. C. Seipp, who have office!
the same building. as that occu
ded by Van Vilesingen.
To the notes for $1,500 held by
hem were attached the names o:
'Os. and Bertha Grossin. Var
lissingen copied the forged paperi
oa originals, which he disiosed
fto other buyers. Lefens an-1
eipp say they first became suspic
us of the note last Saturday.
Consulting with Assistant State'a
Lttorney Barbour, they decided tc
ely no longer.
Frances Lackner, counsel for the
mplainants, said tonight it wouid
eimpossible for sev'eral days to~
iake a comphllete list of the losers.
The notes on which Van Vlissingen
as indicted were not due until
911. and it was believed that as is
lany previous instances, he intended
,pay. them up before they could
ad to disclosures.
STRUCK( WITHf A BRIC.
ssnult Madec on Young Lady by Un
Florence, Novembe~r 17.-Miiss Hes
Shackleford. the sixteenf-year'-o1 l
.ughter of .d.r and Mrs. Charles W.
Fakleford. was strwck in the head
ith a brick in the hands of some un
iown person almost directly in the
nt of the American Tobacco Comn
ys plant in Noxrth Dargon street
st night, and is suffering very much
em the wound.
iss Shacklefor'd is employed a
shier at the dry goods store of Geo.
ecCown, in East Ev~ans street. It
as whie on her way home from her
iy duties that she was assaulted.
The assault was committen in one
the most freq~uenrc'J thoroughfarm
the city. almost directly underr an
~tric are light and within flifs
rds of her father's store.
f the highwayman or foot pad
tild be run down it would go hard
th him. This is one of the boldest
ldup that has ever been made in
owder made from
r eam of Tartar
No alum or
CONVICT ATTEMPTS TO ESCAIi
But Is Run Down and Captund
William Long, a white conviot, ea
raped from the Richland eeuaty.
chaingang, near Kingville, Monday
at 1 o'clock p. m., while at dinner.
He was sent atter' a bucket of wa
fer,,and not returning as promptly
as usual, it was suspected that hs
had fled. A search was' made and
he could not be found. Guard J.
- D. Reese was sent to amp at Gad:
-den for bloodhounds.
Upon the arrival-of the dogs, Capt:
J. G. Williams, with Mr.- Reese.
placed the dogs on is trail.. He was
trailed through Congaree swamp ter
5 about hal-f a mile, where he tookt tk
railroad across the trestle sad Con
garee river bridge. to a aegro house,
about two miles frcm Fort M6tte.
where .t was found he had secured
a change of clothing.
From there he was trailed to a
aswamp, near -Fort Motte, where e.
was caught about 4:30 o'clock 9.
im. Monday. He -was earried bask
to the chaingang camp- at Gadsde: T
L .CH D KTTLEn By TRAT .
LIttle Samuel Campbell Loes1
Life at Gr'eenwood.
Greenwood, Nor. 20.-Little Sam
uel Campbell, the 4-year-old sea of
Mr. J. S. Campbell, section maester
t of the C. & W. C., was killed by the
.north bound passenger train on that
road yesterday afternoon just 1Ut
front of his parents' home. ,The
rbody wase carried to Belton today.
The -death is particularIly sad, as
Mr. Campbell had a son, a eonduc
tor. who was killed a month ago
yesterday at Piedmont. -It Is sup
posed that the little boy ran out as
the train went'by and was too elose
to the track, the steps of the engiue
striking him on the head. Death
was instantaneous. Thie 11tuast
wil becopleedMonday whon the
engineer will be here to testify.
DRANK WOOD ALCOHOL
For Whiskey ad Died in a Very Few
Anderson, Nov. 19.-M. B. Wil
lams, a well-known max of the city.
died this afternoon at b o'clock from
taking wood aleohol. He had been
drinkng for - several days and had
been in his room sixce Monday. I'.
is said that he mistook the bottle
contalniag the poison for oxe-con9
taning .whiskey. Williams was
about 50 years old and was a Mason.
For the past four years he has been
working as assistaat to a well
known dentist of the city. The fu
aeral will be conducted by the Ma
-sons tomorrow afternoon at 4
Into the harbor of dusk and dream.
When the twilight falls and the soft
The good ship Sleep sails in to rest.
On the calm, sweet pillow of Moth
- er's breast;
Into the harbor of Pillowport,
The~ white-sailed vessel glides
-Soft and ~still, to the airs that fill
The voice of the murmuring
Oh. Master Love at the helm stands
With the tiller grasped in his faith- -
The sirens sing on the waves afloat,
And the twilight falls o'er the silent
Into the harbor of Pillowport,
Safe from the seas of day,
The good ship soars to the golden
Of the city of Tired-of-Play!
Around and around the isles of
She rides the storm and cleaves the3
All safe, all safe each soul on boardi
In the tender care of the gentle
Into the harbor Pillowport.
Dusk and the darkling dome,
With love's all-hail o'er the vel
From the sweetheart lips of
The wind blows east, the wind blows
Tis twilight time on mother s
Ahoy, ahoy, good ship, ahoy,
With the golden girl and golden boy;
Into the harbor of Pillowport, .
Sweet ship of the silver streams,
Let anchors fall by the velvet mall
Of this beautiful city of dreams:
Burying the hatched often means