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VOL. XXIII / MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1,10 O2
DONE FOR SPITE
Rooeevelt Links Senator -Tillman
With Land Grab Deal.
BATTLE HAS BEGUN
President Gives Out Result of Secret
Investigation - Tilhnan . Admits
Having Tried to Obtain Land in
the West-Wanted Sections for
Himself, Family and Secretary. h
Washington, D. C.. Jan. S.-Presi- a
dent Roosevelt tonight made public
the details of an investigation by
postoffice inspectors and secret ser- tl
vice agents of Senator Tillman's con- rE
nection with an allegeli "land grab" si
in Oregan. As he presents the evi- z1
dence to Senator Hale, in response a
to the latter's request to the heads ti
of the various executive departments
for a statement of the operations of er
the secret service, the President un- sc
dertakes to show: dC
That Mr. Tillman used his influ- in
ence as a Senator in an effort to
force the Government to compel a cc
railroad corporation to relinquish ca
its control of land grants from the La
United States in order that he and -
his family and his secretary, J. B. to
Knight, might profit through the de
purchase of some of the land; cr
That the Senator used his Gov- th
ernment franking privilege in nu- us
merous instances for the conduct of of
Comparatively few Senators were th
favored with the opportunity of 19
reading the President's report to Se
Senator Hale. but those who did read la:
the report took a serious view of it. Se
although most of the Senators re- wi
fused to believe that Mr. Tillman had la
ever done anything in violation of Se
his oath as Senator.
Senator Tillman does not permi. wi
the fact that the President was giving to
out the charges against him to alter qu
his determination o make no state- ro
ment until Mon y. He said that iy
he could not make his reply so com- be
plete as he would desire for to- at
morrow's papers, and that he woul'd er
therefore withhold whatever remarks ini
he might have to make until Monday.
when he would make a statement to Hz
the Senate. No effort gas made by sit
him to conceal the fact that when he Se:
had learned the facts concerning the E.
railroad grant he had made an ef- let
fort to obtain portions of the land att
in the names of himself and members
of his.family, but declared that as. fo1
at most, he could have gotten pos
session, of only a few hundred acres, se(
his efforts were, after all, in behalf q~u
of the public and not especially in sig
his own interest. , on
Will Reply Monday. en
Immediately after the conclusion
f the chaplain's prayer Monday Mr
Tilman will ask the recognition _ of IMx
the Chair on a question of personat Id~
privilege. Departing from his. cus- an
orn of extemperaneous speaking, he qu
will read his statement, thus insur- m3
ing more careful adherence to what foi
e desires to say than he would be Kr
able to give in an offhand speech. thi
The communication to Senator qu
Hale is nearly 3,000 words long, and
i addition there are appended nlu.
merous exhibits including coples Pr.
of letters written by Senator Tiil- wa
..man and his agent, William E. Lee. se
showing that they did make an ef- lia
fort to secure several quarter see- me
tions -of the Oregan land, and the to
reports of the postoffice inspectors 9f
who investigated the transactions of ic
the land agents. It was throug'i tei
this investigation that the allege'i l
interest .of Senator Tillman was w
brought to light, and fatefully. it rh
appears, that it was at his imsi- ri
gationi that the inquiry was begun. au
The President's communication to go
Senator Hale opens with the state- te:
ment that he had secured for the y
Senator information touching th.'
employment of special attorneys. 'n
special agents. inspectors. etc., and in
th report conveying this infor'ma- a
tion he was transmitting. Then h
says that it is "not only the right wy
but the duty of Congress to mnvesti- m<
gate the workings of the secret serv- 41,
ice or detective agents by which.:
alone the Government can effectua1i. -*
safeguard itself agamnst wrong do- :e
ing punish crime, and bring tO jus- -c
The President continues:
I would like to state.here tha: .i
very fretquenltly accusations have y
been nmade to me privately by mem- h
hers of the two houses to the ef
fect that the secret service has been .
used as a 'police of morals.' or to a.
shadow Senators. Congressmen and 13
other public officials. Hitherto the -c
effort to discover the basis for such g
allegations has always been fruit- 1
less. I should be greatly obliged if
any information could be furnished a
me tending to show any ittsance o
where this has been done in times y
The President enters upon a dis- t
cussion of operations of the special a
gents and inspectors, saying that i
in the investigaflion of specific frauds o
the operators "some times come y
across wvholly unexpected phases of
misconduct." Often, says the Presi- i
ent. the abuse of the franking priv
ilege is unknown to the Congress- r
The Tillman Matter.
Then, leading up to the Tillma's
matter, he says:
.But a case has just arisen of a
different kind, which it seems to mo
I should put before you as illustrat
ig in striking fashion the way in H
which investigations begun by any
f these various agents in the strict
' line of their duty may dev-elop tactse
of high importance. wh.ich the in-i
v estigators would not in the first
instance have sought do discover. I
whch whf eimcnvered, ought not i
AN BE DETECTED IN TIME T(
Pfticial Announ ement is Made o
Wonderful Discovery by Famou:
Biologist of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Jan. 6.-By officia
nuounc--ment, the areaiest disc'V
ry against constulption, ince thi
nding of the tuberculosis baciiu
y Koch, has just been made public
'h-s is the discovery by Dr. R.
. osehurgh, famous biologist au:
cider of the chair of bacterology
t Jefferson .mxiedica gollege, that
tat the tuberculosis germ can be
,adlly found in the blood long be
re it reaches the lungs, that it i.
Len in a con lit'on which makes it
adily amenable to destruction by
mple treatment and fresh air and
at is wiu nor. be poselble to use
perfect anti-toxin which will stamp
e diseatse out entirely.
Through Dr. Ro.,eburgh's disc.
y c->nsuIptio)n from the greatest
our;e of modrrn times, dwindles
,wn to the easiest tiested ditrase
Dr. Roseburgh has tested his dis
very and his methud upon 15
ses in none- of which was there a
be hidden or suppressed, but the
velopment of which may tend to
ate an erroneous impression that
e agents in question were being
ed for purposes not within the line
their lawful duty."
The communication then recite
at Senator Tillman on February
, last, called the attention of the
nate to the circular of the Oregon
id syndicate, which alleged tha'
nator Tillman was among those
to had spoken for a part of the
id to be disposed of and quotes
nator Tillman's deal as follow.:
"I have not bought any land any
tere in the West, nor undertaken
buy any. I have made some in
iries as one naturally would, in
iming through the West. I simp
want the people of the country to
put on notice that this swindler
Portland has no warrant whatev
for endeavoring to inveigle others
.o his game."
Enclosed, the President says, Mr
.le would find photographic fac
ailies of letters and envelopes from
aator Tillman and his agent, Mm.
Lee, bearing on the matter. A
ter of Senator Tillman to Oregon
orneys is quoted as follows:
"I wired from Wausau, Wis., as
lows, and write to confirm it:
"William E. Lee, my agent, wiil
you about land. I want nine
arters reserved. Will forward
ned applications and money at
:e. Members of my family are
:rymen. Letter follows.
("Signed) B. R. T."
"I write now to say that I wired
.Lee, who resides at Moscow,
ho, to go at 'once to Marshfield
I see you about the land, to locate
rters for the seven members of
family, who are of age and one
my private secretary, J. B
ight, whom I desire to let inL.
deal,' and, of course, he wants a
arter for himself."
'4. Good Gamble."
"he letter continued," writes the
csident, "in stating in detail what
s to be done in order to enable the
2ator to get the land. The Wil
m E. Lee, to whom Senator Till
.n thus referred as his agent, wrote
Reeder and Watkins. under date
December 7, a letter, photograph
copy of which is herewith submit
, marked 'Exhibit D 4.' In this
ter Mr. Lee explains that he had
itten Senator Tillman fully as to
status of the land matter, ad
ing him .it ..as a good gamble,
t that the Senator was lecturing.
that he did not get Mr. Lee's let
Suntil a week and a half previous
The letter continues:
""'In case Senator Tillman get.s
on this deal with some good land
the eight quarters we want, I
i satisfied That he can ue of great
lp in getting matters started from
ashington and cause the Govern
ant to get busy and do something
,g the line you desire. He wil!
tup such a howl that it will be im
ssible to do otherwise. It will be'
ry important for your whole
heme to have a man of his infiu
e here to aid you at this end of
e line. By all means save a lot
ood land for uem as we intend to
of more value than any one of
e others in this matter.' "
Then is quoted .Senator Tillman's
solutions providing for the insti
ion of the land suits, after which
e President quotes from the Sena
r's letter of February 1 5 to Messrs
eeder and Watkins. Says the Pres
"He states that what he has dore
stirring up the question of the
regon land grant to railroads has
een done entirely apart from any
arsonal interest he has in the mat
rr, and adds: 'Although I nevv
ould have had my attention called
>it but for the investigation as set
a foot in connection with the pro
osed purchase by me of some of the
mer land in qestion. Of course
I decide to make the tender and
o into the lawsuit. I will bear youl
rosition in mind, but I wouit
a e you understand that nothing
o here in the Senate will be dont
eause of my personal purchase o:
ny of the land.
Wanted Eight Sections.
"If I can succeed in causing th<
~overnmet to institute suit for the
e covery of the land and makei
aer for others as well as miysel
the italics are mine) to obtain somn
f it I shall do it without regar<
oahe dealings with your firm.
till want to get some of the timbe
and if it is possible, and as iti
roabl that Mr.a enr some ni-he
NIGHT RIDERS GUILTl
) SIX SENTENCED TO BE HANGEJ
f Remaining Two Convicted of Mur.
s der in Second Degree, With Pun.
ishment of 20 Years in Prison.
I Union City, Tenn., Jan. 7.-With
- a verdict of guilty in varying de
grees, the jury in the night rider
trials reported at S: 45 p. m. to
The 12 men found Garrett John
son, Tid Burton, Boy Ransom, Fred
Pinion, Arthur Clear and Sam Ap
plewhite guilty of murder in the first
degree, with mitigating circumstanc
es, and Bud Morris and Bob Huff
man, the other defendants, guilty of
murder in the second degree and
fixed their punishment at 20 years
in the penitentiary.
The punishment of the six first
named defendants was left to the
court and may be death or life im
prisonment. The defense filed a
motion for a new trial, which was
set for hearing Saturday, and which
will be overruled as indicated by the
court, when sentence will be pro
nounced. The court will sentence
the six first named defendants to
The jury had been out since 2
p. m., but because of the illness of
Juror Rosson had not been able to
consult until 6 p. m. There was a
difference of opinion among the ju
rors as to the degree of guilt of the
defendants, but an agreement was
The defense demanded until Mon
day to move for a new trial, but the
State opposed it and the court fixei
Saturady as the day, intimating that
the motion was a mere form an3
way, which would be overruled.
The defendants took the verdict
with calmness as tihey had been ex
pecting it since closing of the argu
ments. Attorney Pierce turned to
them when it was announced and
said: "We will tear this case t'>
pieces in the higher court."
representative of mine will be in
your country in the next two months
We will leave the matter of payment
for the initiatory steps and subse
quent proceedings in abeyance for
the present. Any contract we migh
make will be entirely apart from,
and independent of, my work here
in the Senate. I would be glad for
you to hold in reserve eight of the
best quarter sections of which you
have definite inforination, and I
will in the meantime press the in
vestigtion and other work here
which will facilitate the final pu
chase. and in effect obviate the ne
cessity of your taking an'y case n
the courts at all.'
'"This letter, purely pertaining to
Mr. Tillman's personal and privat
business, was sent in a franking en
velope, of which I attach photo
graphic copy, anarked 'Exhibi'
"I call your attention to the let
ter of Mr. Dorr to the Postmaster
General under date of November 22.
1908, ('Exhibit f.') in which he
asks for relief from the cases which
Senator Tillman had brought against
him, saying that he had no know.
edge that Senator Tillman desired
his operations to be kept hidden and
secret from general public know!
edge. The report of the inspectors
seems to indicate that this young
man, Mr. Dorr, acted in good faith.
but that he used Senator Tillman's
application for land as an advertise
AMERICANS CHARTER STEAMER~
Secure Austrian Lloyd Liner Oceania
a) Aid Suffering Italians.
Rome, Jan. 4.-Ambassador Gris
com and the members of the Ameri
tan relief committee have chartered
for two weeks the Austrian Lloy-i
steamship Oceania. The steamer cani
accommodate 1,400 steerage andi
100 first class passengers. She is
ow being fitted out.
Ambassador Griscom .today deliv
ered to C'unt Taverna, head of the~
Italian Red Cross, $250,000 from the
imeican Red Cross. Count Tar
na was overwhelmed and said he
would make an exeeption to the
rule, which fo.rbids the distributiot.
f money through any hut Red~
3ros channels, and returned to the
ambassador $2,000, which he had!
',ontiuted to the expense of the.
MURDERED) BY THE MINISTER
W',ho Wzas Supposed to Have Been
Fort Huron. Mich., Jan. S.-By
means of two false teeth it was de
fniely - established this afternoorn
:hat Gideon Browning. of Adair vil
lage, was the man who was butch
ered last Tuesday evening in the liz
le "Rattle Run" Methouist churcb
m Columbus Township. With part
of the mystery which enshrouded
the brutal crime thus cleared, the
supervisor of St. Clair county im
-mediately offered a reward of $500.
for the arrest of the Rev. John H
Carmicael, of Adair, pastor of the
church, and the man who was a.i
first supposed to have been killel
dAmembered and then burned ir
the church stove. It is supposed that
he was demented.
fOessa. Jan. 6.--The Russi
-. steamer Sviatoslav with a crew o
i thirty-eight, came into collision neal
I Novorossiski with the Greek steane1
r LPose-idon. The Sviatoslav sank with
s in three minutes. Thirty-four o:
He Attempted to Assault a Lady
Deed Committed About Dark Wed
nesday Night-Screams of the Wo
man Frightened Negro Off, but
Bloodhounds Trailed Him Down,
and He is Shot.
Lexington, Jan. 6.-One of the
most brutal crimes that has ever
shocked the people of Lexington
county occurred about four miles
iorth of Lexington about dark to
night, when a negro attempted i
cximinally assault Mrs. - Thomas i
Wingard, the wife of a most highly
It is reported here tonight tha.:
the negro has been captured and r
lynched. It is also stated that Sher- c
iff P. H. Corley received a bullet t
wound in the leg from the assail- t
ant's weapon. Those returning from
the scene refuse to say anything t
about the capture, and it is safe to :
say that the negro has been killed.
Mrs. Wingard, who is about fifty- a
three years of age, was in the water I
closct, and just as sne stepped out- j
side of the door the negro grabbed
her and threw her to the groun-. c
She screamed and the negro ran off. L;
The news of the outrage spread t]
ike wildfire, and it was not long i7
before the whole country was arous
ad. Sheriff Corley was notified at u
once and he left immediately with w
his bloodnounds. it
It is said that the negro who p
committed the crime was a stranger. h
CHIEF JUSTICE RESIGNS. D
Judge Young J. Pope Will Retire on h
Columbia, Jan. 7.-Young J. Pope, o
chief justice of the South Carolina c<
supreme court, yesterday sent to L
Governor Ansel his resignation to
take effect on April 1a. The resig- &
nation is given in the following let- e
ter to the governor: of
To His Excellency, Martin F. Ansel. T
Governor of the State of South c,
Carolina: - a1
"Realizing that my time of active fx
service is drawing to a close and
onceiving it to be my duty to re- ti
re from office, I hereby tender -y N
resignation as chief jusfice of the .t
supreme court of South 'arolina : o <
take effect April 15. 1909. it
"With love for all the people of a
our State, -1<
Yours truly. o
"Y. J. Pope." tI
The news of the resignation came ty
s a surprise, not only to the go'-- sc
rnor, but to the associate justice.
t has been known that for some 1
.me Chief Justice Pope has been in1 al
ailing health, due primarily to the .5
ounds received during the war, but I:
is remarkable vitality has kept Z(
im in activ'e service and his de- :.1
~isions have been as clear as usual. y
His resignation, therefore, comes as
shock to the bench and bar of the it
State and will be received with
uch regret everywhere.
TOOK HER~ OWN LIFE. A
A Young A tlanta Wife Drinks Car
bolic Acid and D~ies.
Atlanta, Jan. 6.-Brooding over a
ier unhappy wedded life and sepa- 't
ration fron' her husband, Mrs. Ellen ~
stokes, the attractive young wife
4f N. R. Stokes. a young carpenter. :
ho resides at Bellwood, drank an
~unce of carb~olic acid on Monday :
:fternoon. shzrtly after 12 o'cloch. y
4nd died shorty tnereafter at th- r
rady hospital. whither she was tak- 3
n for treatm-fnt.
On Monday afternoon Mrs. Stokeb
eft her home at 256 Bellwcod aye
me,. where she has bee:n residi: a
ith1 friends, and went to East End. a
.here her husband was -ngagedl in
.ork upon a house. She asked him
o take a wa?s with her, which for
some time he refuserl to do. Finally
e carsented, und husband and wife
During the walk she asked him i''
..e was going to come hack and liv -
Rabies From Hlorse.
Newhurg. Ala., Jan. 4.--Miss
Ruby Green. daughter of a well
known farmer. died yesterday after
-oon from hydrophobia contracted in
n unusual manner. A mad dog re
cently bit a horse owned by Mr.
Green. father of the young woman.
The horse later went mad and was
shot. Miss Green had a slighit ab~ra
sion on her left wrist and in some
manner this became infected whilc
she was around the horse..
? Protest Against Decision.
Scranton, Pa.. Jan. 4.-The Cen
tral Labor U'nion. representing 75.
000 workmen. today adopted resolu
tios anent the decision of'- Justic'
Wright protestinlg against the pro
posed imprisonment of Gompers.
Morrison and sitichell. :ind appeal
ing to President Roosevelt to us
his office --to maintain the integri
ty of the constitution."
Americus. Ga., Jan. 4.--Col. Jos.
C. Roney, for twenty years post
master here, shot himself through
the brain with a pistol early this
morning, dying as his wife who
-heard the shot. reached his bedside.
Illness and the fear of increased bad
TOOK HIS CASH
AND THEN BOWED THEMSELVES
OUT OF STORE.
Two Polite Thieves Engage An At
lanta Pharmacist and Rob Him
While He Smiles.
Aiinta, Jan. .--Not even when
knighthood was in flower and chiv
ilry flourished like a green bay tree
by the brook side could a more
courtely conduct hold-up have been
nanaged than the one practiced up
)n Dr. Jame.s Q. McRae, proprietor
)f the Capital avenue pharmacy, .At
:he pharmacy building, 38 Capital
venue, about 9:30 o'clock on Mon
lay nig :t, says the Journal of this
As Dr. McRae was busied at his
lesk in the fr.>nt room of the phar
nacy on Monday night, two white
ncn came into the store apparently
o escape a heavy downpour of rain
>n the outside. Dr. McRae arose
rom his desk and walked forward
o wait upon his supposed customers
here being no other person besides
he three in the whole building.
":ello, Doc:" came the saluta
ion, from boa.? the men, who ap
eared very friendly and polite.
got to be o tdone in courtesv by
ny one; the doctor responded in r.
ke affable manner, prepared to en
>y a friendly coat.
"It's a hold-up, Doe," Insisted the
)wer of the two men, while the doe
)r continued to lanul and en joy
iis apparent'y unce emonious greet
Then the rbber of shorter stat
re, who was the leader in the work,
'hipped out a.revolver and _shoved
into the. face of the astonished
harmacist, while the second rob
er followed suit and both called
ut "Get 'em up! Get 'em up.
Dr. McRae. realized at last that
e was the victim of a hold-up and
ised his hands in obedience to the
)nimands of the highwaymen. He
as still not to be outdone in point
F good humor and courtesy, and t
)ntinued smiling until the end of
While one of the men kept the .l
ctor covered, the other rifled the
sh register and secured an amount
money ranging from $20 to $?5. i
hen coming back he joined his
>mpanion'. who was still smiling i
the genial and obliging doctor
-om behind a revolver.
"Now, Doc, 'if they ask you about
is, tell them that two chaps from
ew York ca:.ne around to see youi:
get a little cash." With this they
>th moved away to tne door, cal;
g back to the doctor as they pass
I out, "Good night, Doc." The
)ctor responded, feeling that a haul
all his day's cash would insure
eni pleasant slumber, with a hear
"Good night,'? which closed the
Dr. McRae immediately phone.l
ue police station, ~his call being
aswered by Officers Fain and Bar
'ld Two men were arrested near
, but neither was identified by Doc
>r McRae. One of the men, says.
ue doctor, was much lower than the
:her, being 5 feet 6 inches, while,
u other must have been nearly 6
KILLED HIS LOST
nd Another Visitor and Stole Host's
San Dhego, Cal., Jan. 6.-News
as reached here of a tragedy fol
~wing a Christmas celebration at
ranch near Vallecitos, in which two )
Len were kiLed by a guest, who es
ped into the mountians of Lower
alifornia, carryling -off th~e beau
ful wife of one of his victims.
The killing and kidnapping is be
eed to have occurred Christmas
ay. Victor Cota, owner of the
anch, and his father--in-law, Jose
odriguez, were the men who met
eath. Mucie Berdugo, who had
en invited to spend the holidays
'ith them, was the slayer and after
e had stabbed and cut her husband
nd father to pieces,, he forced Mrs.
ota, a hride of six months, to go
'ith him into the -mountains.
Tracks of the two were discover
d leading into the mountains below
he boundary line, and it is believ
d that the man has found refuge
n Lower ualifornia. A posse is now
ngaged in a search of the mountains
n the American side of tae line.
Had His Throat Cut.
Thomasville. Ga., Jan. 5.-B. F.
~ikridge was found on the street
octh his threat cut. Aikridge says
le was attacked by a crowd of men
t Ochlocknee river. ' He declares
he men would not ten him the rea
on for the attempt on his 'life. He
ays that they held him and with
iles pointed at his heart, one nman
t his throat. He says further thai
hey threatened to lynch him.
Claims He Was Flogged.
Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 4.
eorge Lowery, aged 22 years, re
orted today that during last night
he was taken out of a house at No.
7 Coal Mines, a few miles in the
country, by night riders and laid
across a log and given a severe flog
ging. The whipping is said to have
resulted from the presence of a wo
man in the community with whom
Lowery had been associated.
Wife Was Busy, Too.
Brockton, Mass., Jan. 6.-Twen
Cv-two years after leaving her a
poor man. Albert Moore has re
turned rich to find that his wife
.ad~ secured a divorce, re-married
and is now a widow. He will take
LIVED UNDER RUINS
A MAN AND WIFE CAME FRO:
Three Children Also Saved After B<
ing Buried for Seven Days-Larg
Sum of Money Found.
Reggio, Jan. 8.-The sun shoe
again today in all its splendor, enr
pbasizing the beauties of nature i
tLi surrounding country-along th
mountains covered with green, ove
the vineyards and lemon groves an
down the smiling shore where it re
flected in the opalescent sea. Insid
Reggio, however, its warms rays fa
upon only huge piles ofedebris.
Proportionately with other towns
Reggio gave the highest percentag
of orphans as a result of the earth
quake. The boys were eagerly tak
en care of by relations. but the girl
were mostly abandoned. Fortunate
ly, however, they have been entrust
ed to the ladies' committees, whict
.rrived here from all parts of Ital:
land doubtless will secure goo
All the wounded have been re
moved from Reggio, and 8,000 re
fugees have departed from the towr
One thousand bodies have been du
from the ruins of fallen building:
and. burned in impro, ised ,cemeter
Among others who escaped unin
jured when the - shock cam.
were three children, who, after hav
ing been buried in the debris o1
their home for seven days, got ou1
unaided, burrowing like mice.
A man and his wife also have beer
[ouiid uninjured beneath ruin'
where they had lain for eight days.
subsisting on a pint of olive oil.
The safe of the bank of Italy, con
aining $3,000,000, has been found.
YOUNG MAN KILLED.
fuch Feeling Against Those Charg
ed With the Deed.
Walhalla, Jan. 4.-Mann Phillips.
young white man, was found dead
wo miles south of Walhalla yester
lay afternoon. Officers and an im
ense crowd rushed to the scene.
t was seen at once-that young Phii
ips had been murdered and a etue
as started that led to the arrest
ast night of two young men, De
Vitt and Cleo Vandiver of West
It is believed that Phillips was
illed Thursday night and carried
ead or dying to the place where he
as found, as tracks of several oth
rs were seen there. The only
round was a stab into the heart.
'oung Phillips had on his overcoat
Lnd heavy driving gloves and no
:nife or pistol was found upon his
This murder has stirred the c9m
unity, as it has never been stirred
~fore and wild rumors of sensationa
ature are afloat everywhere.
-Mann Phillips formerly lived here
nd is well connected. Thc- Vandi
ers are among the most prominent
eople In the county.
PRIEST MAY BE UNFROCEED.
[ysteriously Disappeared With a
S Young Girl.
Neware N. J., Jan. 6.-Rev.
ilomena Siani, assistant priest a:
t. Roccos Roman Catholic church,
iis city, and Julia Lesta, 17 year
ld, disappeared simultaneously last
'hursday and today the girl's fath
r received a letter from the prie.1
tating that they had been marriedl
n New York, and would not be
eard from again..
Rev. Father Siani had been a 'cu
~ate in the church for two years.
e had heard confessions offered the
~acred of the mass daily. He had
eard many times the confessions o
he girl with whom he eloped and
ad called frequently at her home.
ev. James Zuccorell, rector of the
~hurch, said today he would takE
iteps to have- the eloping priest un
~rocked. Bishop O'Connor has beer
KILLED BY WOUNDED DEER.
ounded Buck. and His Victin
Found Near Together.
Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 6.--That F
. Swindell was killed by a wound'
leer was the verdict of the coroner':
ury at the close of an ivestigatior
into the death of a prominent cit
izen of Beaufort county, whose hod:
.as found in about three feet of wa
er in a creek near uile spot wher<
e suddenly disappeared from a par
y of hunters WVednesday near Broa<
Creek. Hundreds of men hai
searched for two days for the missini
man whose body was located b
)lood hounds in a mill pond, a larg
buck-deer being foutki near him
wounded. A number of cuts ani
bruises on the body and head
the man were found.
FOUND HI GUILTY.
Failed to Practice What He Claime
Spartanburg, 'Tan. &-S. S. Tint
president of the Law and Orde
League. at Pacolet. and who we
a candidate for the Legislature
the~ last rlection, was convicted<
manslaughter and carryin concealt
weapons today. Sentence has it
been imposed. Tinier killed E
Kirby at Pacolet several weeks ao
Tier prosecuted Kirby for druni
enness. and when Kirby cursed hij
Tiner threw an iron weight at Kirb;
The latter then drew a knife and a:
vanced when Tiner pulled a pist
. SHOULD BE CAREFUL
11 NEGRO FOUND UNDER THE BEI
- Lady's Room in Atlanta, With Ray
e sor in His Hand-Fought Whey
e We have warned housekeeper
to be careful and see that thei:
n homes are properly shut up at night
e The Atlanta Journal says a negro
r armed with a razor, was found con
d cealed beneath a bed at the home 01
John C. Kirkpatrick, in Kirkwood,
e Monday night, and an encounter foli
l lowed between Mr. Kirkpatrick and
the negro, in which the former had
the middle finger of his right had
e severely bitten by the negro, an
- his ear almost, slashed in two with
- the razor.
The negro was concealed in th'e
- bedroom of Mr. Kirkpatrick's two
- sisters, but, owing to the fact that
i one of the sisters was away at the
time, the other slept with her moth
i er Monday night, and the room- in
which the negro was found was un
It is believed that the,negro enter
ed while the family was at supper,
and for over four hours remained
undiscovered in the house. For the
greater .part of this time Mrs: Kirk
patrick, the mother of J. C.- Kirk
patrick, and her daughter, were
alone downstairs. Upstairs, how
ever, was another son of Mrs. Kirk
patrick's, Walter Kirkpatrick.
While supper was being eaten,
the house lay easily accessible
through several windows open in
the front. The negro must then
have entered, and ev'dently just
after he had entered, becomin.g
frightened, concealed himself be
neath the bed.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick and daughter
after supper went to the siting room
which adjoins the room in which the
negro was found, and there spent
the time before retiring
Several times the daughter heard
a noise from the adjoining room and
concluded that there must be a dog
beneath the bed. She finally . be
came half convinced that it was a
man beneath the bed.
She and her mother, however. re
tired without making an invesiga
tion. About 12 o'clock Mr. J. C
Kirkpatrick returned home, and his
mother told him of the noise that
had been heard beneath the bed.
He got a lamp, and, holding it near
the floor, looked beneath the bed: A
negro, crouched against the wall, s
razor held in one hand, looked back
In the dresser in the -bedroom a
pistol was usually kept, and Mr.
Kirkpatrick sprang for the drawer.
in which he thought it to be. The
pistol had been moved just a few
days before by his mother. He turn
ed to find the negro crawling out
from under the bed. The two grap
pled. The negro was short, but
of stout build, and a hard struggle
With the first slash of the razor
the negro cut Mr. Kirkpatrick's ear
half in two, another slash rippet
open his coat, by then, however, Mr
Kirkpatrick had agained advantagt
and had the negroe's two hand:
held to his side. Twisting- his hea
over, the negro bit the middle fingex
of Mr. Kirkpatrick's right hand.
This broke Mr. -Kirkpatrick's hold.
Turning, the negro sprang for ti
window and dived tirough it, though
the sash was down, knocking out
with his head and shoulders two
large panes of glass. He then suc
cessfully mad'e his escape. Outside
were found his shoes, which he had
taken off before entering. Under
the bed was found his hat, which
was of brown felt,.- and on the floor
was his razor.
SOUTH'S FRIENDLY ATTITUDE
Entirely Misinterpreted by President
Washington, Jan. 6.-That Judge
Taft has mistaken the sentiment of
'he pedple of the South, and that ne
, ould not expect political preferment
as against the principles of the peo
nle of taat section is the statememi
made by Representative JTames Hay
Mr. Hay declared the South tl:
and of Demc-crats, and he assures
he Republicans that it is .as in
possible to change the principi.
here as it is to change the spots Mi
"The attitude of Mr. Taft toward
he people of the South is a mat
er of surprise and disappointmen:
o all self-respecting Southern men.'"
.a'd Mr. Hay. "The people of thE
south, as well as people elsewhere
havxe principles to whicn tney adher(
because they believe them to b)
right; but Mr. Taft seems to thinki
that by the pronhise of political pref
*'rment he can persuade our peopl.
to desert principles in which tt .v
"Is M. Taft a Republican he
"ause he has been able to get sor e
hing by being one? What pcU-'
noes Mr. Taft advocate which will
make for the materia! prosperity of
di the South? The South began t:
prosper when it threw off Republicar
-'ule over. twenty-five years ago; il
ha'~s prospered ever since under Dem
neratic State .governments and cou!!
Snot have pr'ispered without them
-. :nd will not prospe'r with Republi
-can State goverrnments."
Seven Villages Burned.
(i Amoy. China, Jan. 6.-Reports re
>. cived here from the districts is
c- Manchuria affected by the -recen
a revolutionary outbreak says that tI'
r. g.overnment troops have burned seve:
'. villages and that the insurgents ar,
i on the defense. The troops are no,
Methodist Minister Murdered In
His Own Church
HE HAD NO ENEMIES
The Crime -Discovered by a Xan
Wh'o Sought Refuge in the Church
From a Cold Wind-The Dismem.
bered Body Found Partially
Burnt' in the Church Stoves.
. Detroit, Mich., Jan. 6.-The dia- -
membered body of the Rev. John J.
Carmichael, a Methodist minister,
was found today.partiahy consumed'.
near Columbus in the southweetern ?
part of St. Clair. Colunty.
Investigation was begun at onee
to clear away a temporary uncert
ty as to the identity of the victim,
and to obtain clues regarding ,the
murder, and the motive- for the
crime. Identification.of the dead
clergyman was soon effected by Or
ville Lindsay, who was sent through
the county for that purpose by -Mrs.
Carmichael, who had been'-in great
distress since her nusband failed to
return home as expected last even
ing,. and who surmised that the min
ister was the victim as soon as sne
aeard the report that some one' had, :, ;
.been murdered- in the Cblumbus
But clues of the murd s
motive were *more difficnlt =
tain. There was a rumor thaf a
strange man had left a train at
Hickey let in 'the afternoon, and
had- been directed to the-Columbus
church, and there were other u
morse indicating that two -men. were
implicatc -I in the crime. The'-fait
that several- coins were .found: in
the clothing of the dead'man and- a.
the ashes in the' sto~siprecluded
the theory of -robbery and at .the
time of his death it was not knwn
that the murdered minister..had an
enemy in the world.
The Rev. Carmichael-had been' in
Michigan about ten years, and for
-wo years had been pastor ef three
nurches at Columbus,.Adair and
China. - With his wife and .three
hildren, he resided at Adair. Leav
ng home yesterday morning-he told
Mrs. Carmichael that he was going ..'
to Columbus to arrange for a series
if revival meetings there. Ve waved
Uis hand affectionately to a group
>f children as he drove out of the
village - of Adair and "from -that mo
rent all trace of him is lost.
Myron Brown, who lives near'the
scene of the tragedy, was the firn
to discover the crime today. While
1e was waiting at the cross-road. to
keep- an appointment the cold wind
drove him to seek shelter in the
hurch. He was surprised to find
he church doors unlocked and upon
pening them, was terrified to see
he church floor, the pews and even
he Communion table-daubed w-t
-lood and fragments of bloody cloth- -
ng scattered all around. Evidently
he clergyman, who, was 56-years old
nd of athletic build, had made. a
e~rific -struggle for his life.
Withouit &inventiingsti 4ntwfiobery
-Without Investigating further,
Skey to the church. He returned
ind locked the doors and hurried
o the vi~lage of Hickey, from which -
eplace he notified the sheriffs .office
it Port Huron. -
The authorities on fTheir arrival
it the church found parts of the cls
-nembered body in the two stoves
ocated respectively at the front egud
rear, and discovered apparently a
iew hatched, the handle of which"
had. been burned off; A dirk was
also found in the church, and it
is believed that the dirk served for - --
he murder, while the hatelhet was
used to cut the body to pieces.
The minister's horse was found to
lay tied to a tree in the village of- -
?ine River, the dead man's overcoat
eing discovered in the buggy. Pine
River is a -small village near Thorn- -
ton, on the main line of the, Grand -
Trunk Railroad, and fully twenty
miles from the scene of the murder
CAROLINA'S BUMPER (ROPS. -
Labr Commissioner, Watson Giius
Account of Farm Products.
Columbia, Jan. 6.-Ad vance
roofs from Commissioner Watson's
-eport to the Legislature, out to
lay, shows that the year just closed
rought bumper crops to the State
n cotton, corn and tobacco.
The corn yie-ld is 29 250,fl00 bush
3, which is 3,5'00,000 ahead of
1907, which itself was 6,250,000
thead of best previous yield.
The tobacco yield . put down at
sightly over 25.000,000 pounds,
.vhile cotton is placed at 1,12400.
The value of all farm productc*
s $118.000,000, exclusive of cotton
'.nd live stock, and live stck
- Perished in Cemetery.
Mount Holly. N. J., Jan. 5.
Samuel S. Shinn, aged gghty-two
ears, was found dead in a lot- ad
oining a local cemetery, where ha
-erished in the cold after wandering
from home barefoot and hatless.
He was mentally unbalanced eand
'ad frequently left' honme on long .
-rips, being exposed to the elemens
two and three days at a time.
-Atlanta's New Mayor Installed.
Atlanta, Ga.. Jan. 4.-Robert F.
Maddox. who was recently elected
mayor of Atlanta, defeating the reg
ular primary nominees was installed