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VOL. XXIII MANNING, C. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1909 NO.29
BAD OLD MAN
Is Duncan Cooper Now on Trial
CHIEF OF A BAD GANG
Mixed Up in the Robbery of the
State of Tennessee With Treasur
er Polk-Assassination of Ex-Seh
ator Carmack Was the Only Way
to Silence His Pen and His Voice.
Atlanta, March 4.-In a letter to
the Journal Mrs. W. H. Felton. who
is a very close observer of men and
events, says the history of Duncan
Cooper throws light on the politics
of Tennessee for the last twenty
years, and the people who throng
the court house in Nashville to listen
to the testimony, which is certainly
convicting, the men who assassinated
ex-Senator Carmack are brought face
to face with the deeds of certain men
who have used their political offiees
to rule or ruin everything in front
of them. -
The criminal court of Nashville
may save the necks of the assassins,
but their escape will undoubtedly be
credited to the influence of certain
men in high office who are tarred
with the same stick.
Tennessee is a great State, but it
has been afflicted with glaring im
posture, in the persons and acts of
a number of its prominent officials.
Many of our readers will reeall a
Justice Snodgrass, who sat on the,
bench to shoot at his enemies. Oth
ers will remember certain Tennes
seeans who cimmitted a glaring
fraud on the treasury of the United
States in the conduct of the noted,
and I may truly say, the notorious
Methodist Publishing House claim
The defaulting State treasurer who
robbed the treasury of Tennessee of
large sums of money, in conjunction
with this Duncan Cooper, now on tri
al before the criminal court, will not
be overlooked in the story of Ten
nessee's affliction and humiliation.
But fiction is outdone-outelassed
-in the story of Cooper's connec
tionI with Tennessee politics, which
has culminated in the assassination
of ex-Senator Carmack. as the pos
sible way to curb Carmack's pen
,and take his life), in the opinion of
this hoary and disreputable politic
ax, who is desperate and deadly In
hate. So violent and so tyrannical
have been his methods that he has
finally shoved his only son into the
dark shadows of the gallows to car
ry out his foul plans.
I am sorry for the son because he
has been brought up under the in
fluence of a father who had no re
spect for the presence of a nice
young lady, and poured out such
filthy abuse of Carmack before he
started out to kill him that she
could not repeat the obscenity when
called as a witness against him. He
is a self-confessed gambler, and a
notorious embezzler, when occupy-.
ing a seat as chancery judge to whom
had been committed money belong
ing to widows and orphans, as shown
by court records.
When Tennessee was robbed by
Treasurer Polk of many thousands
this same Cooper was exploiting a
silver mine down in Mexico with
oney furnished by Polk as his active
partner. We have read of morphine
fiends, who scarred continuously
their own bodies with hypodermic inl
jections until the entire epidermis
was tattoced and disfigured, but here
the governor's office in Tennessee
for the past year who is searrea with
evil deeds, evil thoughts and murder
ous intents, and yet has gone un
scathed and defiant until haled be
fore the criminal court for conspir
acy to murder ex-Senator.Carmack.
Backed by official infiuence, he
cofergd with Tenessee's chief ex
ecutive before he went forth tO kill.
and he was in no wist deterred by
the pre'sence of Mrs. Eastman, when
he eaught up with his intended vic
tim. and saw his own son do the
murderous deed. conspiring with his
own parent. also armed, to kill.
What a sight for men and angels
to look upen.
To show the extent of this wreh
ed men's infatuation and degrada
tion and dihonesty he made public
boast on his oath that he donated
over a thousa~nd dollars to a poor
Confeerate soldier a short time ago
and yet was forced by hIs own coun
se to go back and again testify on
oath that the donation was less than
fifty dollars. This cloak of Con
federate sympathy, so often abused,
and misused, was attempted -to be
applied by this man (catching at
straws) to influence the jury to save
It gots without saying that Ten
nessee. under her present trouble.
will either repudiate the entire gang
of conspirators or receive the public
scorn and contumely that her imbe
cility and impote'ncy will merit.
Killed H~is Father.
Jonesboro. Ala.. March 3.-:Poweli
Earnest. 16 years old, shot and killed
his father, C. 0. Ernest. yesterday
afternoon while the father was beat
ing him. The youth was tracked
ith blood hounds and captured at
Washinrton. March 3.-In execu
tive session the senate today re
jected the nomin~ation of Joshua E.
Wilson to be postmaster at Flor
ence. S. C. Wilson is a colored man,
and he was rejected at the request
of nator Tillman
HOUSE SET ON FIRE
AND TEN PEOPLE MET FIERY
Blackmailers, Baulked, Burned the
Building, Which Was Full of Wo
men and Children.
New York, March 3.-An incen
diary fire in the five-story brick ten
ement house, 374 Seventh avenue,
early today caused the death of ten
persons and the injury of a score of
An Investigation showed that the
stairs and halls from the basement
to the top floor had been saturated
with kerosene oil. Six months ago
the owner of the building had re
ceived a threatening blackmailing
letter. The dead:
Lillian Filicati. 50 years old.
Rosa Tlacia, 7 years old.
Lena Tlacia, 13 years old.
Francesco Grupti, 58 years old.
Mrs. Josephine Trazisano, 50 years
Joseph Trazisano. 20 years old.
Mrs. Carolina Fansone, S0 years
Lena Trazisano, 32 years old.
An undentified man, 40 years old,
and unidentified boy, four years old.
The injured: W.
Robert Fantzson, of engine com
pany No. 26, right hand nearly cut
off by falling mass.
Nicholas Bardilia, 20 years old,
burned about head and face.
Miss Matilda Maaad, 20 years old,
burned about face and body, New
The fire started in the basement
and raced to the roof following the 1
trail of oil.
The firemen were delayed in reach
lng the blaze loecause of the Penn
sylvania railroad tunnel and had to
o in a round about way to reach the t
scene. When they arrived the entire
building was in flames. Scaling lad
ders were used and many of those
who had appeared at the front win
dows were carried down by the fire- c
After the fire was extinguished and c
a search of the building was made, I
the ten dead bodies were found on i
the upper floors. The members of t
the Trazisano family were found t
grouping around the bed in a little s
room in the attitude of prayer.
VICE PRESIDENT HONORED.
rhe Senators Give Mr. Fairbanks Sil- 3
yer Service. a
Washington, March 3.-Behind
losed doors the senate today- paid t
to Vice President Fairbanks one of 3
the most remarkable tributes ever 8
given a presiding officer. He was
presented with a magnificent silver
service costing $1,185, as the gift of 3
the entire body of senators, and with t
loving cup as the present of the g
emocratic memb-zrs. 12
The presentation of the silver ser- 1
ice was made by Senator McCumber. d
enator Daniel spoke for the minor- r
ity declaiming upon Mr. Fairbanks' }
uniform fairness. He suggested that a
If at any time Mr. Fairbanks should I
tire of the monotonous service in the a
Republican party the Democrats i
would be glad to welcome him. b
He factiously suggested that it t
would not be well for Mr. Fairbanks
to take more than one daught from c
the flagon before breakfast, If it i
ihould happen to get filled with oth- a
er than milk.~d
WOUNDED BY CALLER.t
Girl Shot in Thigh After Quarrel ~
Over a Game. c
New York. March 3.--Agnes e
Welch, a seventeen-year-old girl em-r
>oyed by the Western Union Tele
graph Company. Is in the hospital to-t
day after having been shot in the I
thIgh by Harold Miller, an electric-t
Miller was calling on the girl at
her home in Brooklyn, and they
quarreled while playing a game ofa
parchesi. The police say that he
became angered because of her ref-i
erence to another young man. and
uggsted that they decide whether
he was to cafl by threwing dice. .
A struggle followed, in w:hich the
girl was wounded. She saidi after
ward that she believedi Miller did not
4hoot intentionally, but the police
placed him under arrest.
HANGED FOR ASSAULT. 1
Fiend Pays the Penalty of His
Wilmington, N. C., March 3.--Wil
liam Ward, a negro half-breed, was
hanged at Clinton, N. C.. privately
today for a criminal assault upon
Mrs. Mollie McLeod, a white woman,
near that place. He made no con
fession. A party of curious specta
tors who had climbed a tree to wit
ness the execution inside the jail~
enclosure were precipitated to the
ground by the breaking of a limb.
and several of them were slightly
BLOWN FROM TRAC~K.
Gale of Wind Plays Strange Prank
With a Train.
Wilmington. N. C.. March 3.--A
gale of what, which, accompanied by
gale of wind, which, accompanied by
morning, struck the middle of a 55-1
ar Wilmington-hound Atlantic Coast
Line train which was standing at
a water tank at Dudley. near Golds
boro and blew five of the cars clear
ff te line and overturned one on
the.trac. Ther wa no other dam
And Turns the Government Over
to W, H. Taft in a
Which Upset All the Plans for the
Occasion, Denying the Two Hun
dred Thousand Visitors the Privi
lege of Seeing the Actual Inaugu
ration in the Senate Chamber.
Washington, March 4.-With all
the homage that assembled thous
ands. representatives of every State,
almost every hamlet, of the nation
:ould pay; to the accompaniment of
martial music, the rhythmic tramp
>f soldiers feet, the echo of saluting
;uns, the unchecked enthusiasm
privileged only to a free people of
a great republic, William Howard
raft, of Ohio, became the twenty
eventh president of the United
Second only to the inauguration of
he man who will be both ruler and
ervant of the American people for
he next four years, was the induct
on into office of James Schoolcraft
Iherman. of New York, as - Vice
?resident, a position carrying with
t always the grave responsibility
)f succession to the presidency
hrough death or disability of the
And not without its influence upon
he day and the epoch-narking event
vas the exit of Theodore Roosevelt,
eralded today by countless admir
rs. for seven years past the most
cturesque, the most virile, and one
f the greatest figures ever upon
he stage of American public life.
This afternoon the retiring presi
. Y., while upon the spot occupied
. Y., while uopn the spot occupied
y him four years ago stands Presi
ent William H. Taft reviewing one
f the most magnificent military and
ivic parades in American history,
is dominant figure the command
g presence in a cheering multi
ude of more than two hundred
ousand patriotic American per
Tonight a new ruler of 90,000,000
eople will wend his tired but hap
y way into the long sousht seclu
ion of the White House, and the
ost magnificent Inauguration ever
itnessed by a republic will have
en its formal end.
President Taft had arrived in
ashington from New York the af
?rnoon of February 27, and until
arch 2 with his family was the
uest of Miss Mabel Boardman. of
e Red Cross Society, at her home,
801 P street northwest. Yester
ay he accepted the invitation of
r. Roosevelt which had been ex
eded some tIme ago, to be his
uest at the White House the day
fore inauguration. The Taft fain
y went to the White House yester
ay afternoon and lunched with the
etiring president at the usual hour.
e slept in the White House last
ight, and was up bright and early.
~reakfast was served there at 9:30
,im., and the incoming presi~dent
ad practically nothing to occupy
im until the time came to make
e start to the capital.
Wmn. Howard Taft took the oath
l office as 27th president of the
~nited States in the senate chamber
t the capitol shortly after noon to
a. Owing to the snow and sleet
torn it was necessary to modify
e arrangements for the adminis
ration of the oath on the platrorn'
the east entrance to the capitol.
An endeavor was made to carry
t the original program concerning
e inauguration parade, but on ac
ount of the storm only the regular
2ilitary organizations were in line.
Immediately after the inaugura
Ion ceremonies were concluded, ex
~resident Roosevelt proceeded., to
e union station. there to wait for
train to New York, which the of
Icials of the Pennsylvania railroad
xpected to be able to start out
bout 3 o'clock.
It was after 10 o'clock tI~s morn
g when the first nassenger train
ver the Pennsylvania due at 8:15
clock, arrived here. At the union
tation it was not known when the
'ennsylvania would be able to snd
ut a passeng'er train north. or in
act in any direction, although every
ifort was being made to get a train
hrough for ex-President Roosevelt.
ho was scheduled to leave t'te capi
o at 10:25 for the union station,
here he was to take a train for
)yster Bay, N. Y.
At 10:25 o'clock the first comnmu
ication with the outside world was
o blished by telegraph through
aires working to the South. No
aires were working northward at
hat time. although both the Western
nion and Postal Telegraph Compa
ies had hundreds of linemen at
ork between here and Baltimore
nd elsewhere repairing the lines
as fast as possible. The telephone
ompany also had no lines working
ut of Washington beyond Alexan
ia and it was said that it was not
known when communication with
points outsidle of Washington would
Although doubts had been express
ed about the possibility of carrying
out the program of the day it was
decided that the general arrange
ments should be followed as closely
as possible. Accordangly the veteran
escort division ga'hered near the
White House at 9:15 o'clock to es
cort the president and president
elect to the capitol.
Promptly at 10 oclock President
Roosevelt and President-elect Taft
left the White House for the capitol.
escorted by the vcterans and troop
A of Cleveland. Mrs. Roosevelt and
Ms. -ra rod in the carriage with
i It was exactly 11 o'colck when the
retiring and the incoming presi
dents of the United States entered
the president's room at the senate
where they were met among other,
by a delegation of prominent men
from New York, including Senator
Chauncey M. Depew and Senator E.
At this time Mrs. Taft was es
corted into the senate by Capt. Butt,
aide to President Roosevelt. Charles
P. Taft and his family entered a
few moments later. Robert, Miss
Helen and young Charles Taft, the
president-elect's children, entered
the visitors gallery at the same time
as did Mr. Henry Taft and his wife.
Rear Admiral Sperry and Mrs. Sper
ry were also among -'he arrivals.
As the hands crept near the hour
of twelve the president and presi
dent-elect, the cynosure of all eyes,
entered amid a wave of applause.
Each caught the eye of his wife in
the gallery and bowed in that direc
tion first. Mr. Roosevelt and Mr.
Taft were escorted by the cc-ngress
ional committee on arrangements,
who a moment later re-entered the
chamber as escort to the vice presi
dent-elect. He received an ovation.
The president, the president-elect,
and the vice president-elect took the
seats reserved for them on the
rostrum, facing the immense throng,
Mr. Roosevelt, still chief executrve,
occuping the right.
Vice President Fairbanks, in his
most Impressive manner, then ad
ministered the oath to his successor.
The venerable senator chaplain, the
Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, of
fered prayer, the subdued murmur
of hundreds joining in the final in
vocation of the Lord's Prayer. This
impressive feature over, Mr. Fair
banks handed the gavel over to Vice
President Sherman, the retiring vice
president taking a seat near Speaker
Cannon. Mr. Sherman then began his
short inaugural address.
As the last person took h's seat
Chief Justice Fuller advanced slowly
oward Mr. Taft, who arose to meet
him. The supreme moment had ar
rived. Holding a Bible between the
two chief figures stood James H. Mc
Einney, clerk of the supreme court.
A quiet fell over all. Slowly the
hief justice began to speak the oath.
William Howard Taft repeating the
ords that made him president.
rh usands leahed forward in breath
tesi expectancy as he said:
"I do solemnly swear that I will
althfully execute the office of presi
let.t of the United States, and will
:o the best of my ability preserve,
rctect, and defend the Constitution
f the United States."
T hen he reverently kissed the open
ages of the Bible and stood facing
.h people-their chief magistrate.
When the tumult and the shouting
ari died he began his inaugural ad
ress which appears elsewhere.
rhat over, there was another de
ncnstration, hundreds pressed about
:o grasp his hand, until at last he
lipped away to the president's room
n the senate where he rested a few
oments before beginning the re
u n to the White House. The re
:ir'ng president, loath to divide the
aoonor with his successor, quietly
>egan the journey to the union sta
:ion. where he took a special train
'o Oyster Bay.
The inauguration proper was over.
rbe parade, the spectacular scenes
.n honor of the new executive, were
ib:>ut to begin.
MAIL POUCHES STOLEN.
F'ound Cut in Shreds In a Ditch at
O'n Tuesday night one of the mail
pouches bound for Augusta was
ound in a ditch, near the depot,
ut into shreds and with a number
'af lettres lying scattered on the
ground near by.
Ordinarily the pouch contains be
rveen 300 and 400 lettres, and the
o rson who stole it from the Den
mark depot is supposed to have ap
,opriated all except the thirty that
were found. There is no clue to the
idt ntity of the mall robber, but the
a.thorities are working on the case.
The Seaboard Air Line train from
New York to Florida is due at Den
ark at eight minutes after 1 o'clock
in the morning, and It leaves several
p)uches of mail there, to be picked
o by the Southern train from
Charleston to Augusta, which is due
it Denmark about 2 o'clock. The
pauches contain no registered mail
ad are sealed and in charge of the
aggage master from Denmark to
While they are at Denmark a ne
gro porter at the depot was supposed
to watch them until the Southern
ound train for Augusta Is due. On
Friday morning last, when the train
headed for this city arrived at Den
rark, there was one pouch missing.
and it was not found until the police
rnan picked up the fragments in a
ditch Tuesday night.
THE EVER READY GUN.
hooting Scrape in Lancaster Caused
Lancaster, March 3.-A difficulty
ccurred here this afternoon between
two young white men. Claude Small.
on of Leonard Small, a well 'inown
farmer of this vicinity, and J. W.
Gregory. of Yorkville, in which the
latter fired four shots with a re
volver at the former. Small, how
ever, was struck by only one bullet,
which lodged in the shoulder. The
wound is not considered fatal. The
shooting originated over the most
trival matter. There were three
young men in a wagon. The wind
blew off Small's hat and In catching
it he knocked off Gregory's hat and
the shooting followed. Blind tiger
whiskey, no. doubt, was the cause
OUR SOLDIER BOYS
WILL BE INSPECTED BT OFFIC
ERS TIS WEEK.
Date on Which the Different Com
pani':s -Till Be Visited by the In
spectors Given Below.
The inspection of the National
Guards begins this week. The com
pany here will be inspected on Fri
day and the company at Elloree will
be inspected on next Monday, the
15th instant. These are now the
only two companies in this county.
The inspection will be made for
the war department by First Lieut.
Charles H. Cabaniss, Jr., U. S. army,
retired, and for the State by Col.
William T. Brook, assistant Adjutant
and Inspector General. The boys
will give these geatlemen a warm
welcome when they come Friday on
their official rounds.
Officers and general staff corps and
departments, regimental and battal
ion, field and staff officers, non-com
missioned staff officers, and individu
al members of bands and of hospital
corps detachments, not herein other
wise provided for, will report for in
spection, in uniform, dismounted, at
the same time and place as the or
ganization nearest to their home sta
- The following schedule for the in
spection will be observed and no
changes whatever will be made from
Edgefield, March 8-Company F,
Aiken, March 9-Unassigned com
pany of infantry.
Bamberg, March 10-Company I,
Barnwell, March 11-Company E,
Orangebrug, March 12-Company
L, 3rd infantry.
Elloree, March 15-Company G.
Sumter March 16-Company L,
Timmonsville, March 17-Compa
ny I, 2nd infantry.
Conway, March 18-Company H,
Georgetown, March 19-Head
quarters, 3rd infantry, Company F,
Walterboro, March 22-Company
K, 3rd infantry.
Charleston, March 23, 24, 25, 26
-Companies A, B, C and D 3rd in
fantry; 3rd detachment hos~ital
New Brookland, March 27-Com
pany M, 2nd infantry.
Columbia, March 29, 30, 31, April
1-Gencral headquarters; headquar
ters 1st' brigade; headquarters 2nd
infantry; Companies B, C and D, 2nd
Florence, April 2-Company H.
Darlington, April 5j-Company K,
Hartsville, April 6-Company G.
Bennettsville, April 7-Company
E, 2nd infantry.
Cheraw, April 8-Company F, 1st
Camden, April 9-Company A,
2nd Infantry; 2nd detachment hospit
Lancaster, April 12-Unassigned
obmpany of infantry; 2nd detach
ment hospital corps.
Lancaster, April 12-Unassigned
company of infantry. -
Liberty Hill, April 13-Company
B, 1st infantry.
Rock Hill, April 14-Company H,
Fort Mill, April 15-Company K,
Winnsboro, April 16-Company M,
Cornwell, April 17-Company G,
Yorkville April 19--Headquarters
1st infantry; Company L, 1st infan
Spartanburg, April 20-Company
, 1st infantry; band, 1st infantry.
Union April 21-Company M, 1st
Clifton, April 22-Company C,
Greenville, April 23-Company A,
Anderson, April 26-Company E,
Laurens April 27-Company D, 1st
Unless otherwise authorized, the
olive drab, service uniform, will be
worn at inspection; while gloves will
not be worn by either officers or en
KILLED HIS FRIEND
To Get Money to Learn to Run an
Hutchinson, Kans., March 3.-To
obtain money to attend a school and
learn to be a chauffeur, Orville Fol
and, 19 years old, murdered Jesse
Haymaker, a friend, who had charge
of the Hutchinson express office at
confessed In a plea of guilty enter
ed by Foland. Foland was sentenc
ed to life imprisonment. The murd
er was committed early last Wednes
SAW MISSING SON
In Moving Picture and Finds Hm
Lafayette, Inr., March 3.-While
attending a moving picture show yes
terdany afternoon where scenes from
a* Florida ostrich farm were being
presented, Mrs. Hannah Mendelsohn
recognized her son in the pictures.
She had not heard from him fox
several years. She telegraphed him
and today received a reply saying
that he was at the ostrich farm and
THEY MEET AGAIN
After Being Seperatad for About
AFTER MANY YEARS
Two Brothers Greet Each Other in
Columbia-One Served in the
Union and One in the Confederate
Army-A Very Unusual and Inter
esting Reunion Was Held.
Columbia, March 4.-To have a
man, apparently an entire stranger,
approac. suddenly and announce that
he is a brother whom one had not
seen In 55 years is an experience out
of the ordinary, to say the least,
but that is what happened to Mr. S.
A. Horn, at his home, 1419 Assembly
street, as he was sitting on his front
porch yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Horn was quietly enjoying the
sun of a beautiful day when he ob
served a stranger meandering along.
looking closely at the houses on the
street. The stranger went into Mr.
Horn's daughter's house, which Is
next to his own, and then coming
out passed only to retrace his steps
and stop at the gate. Mr Horn
called to the man, asking if he was
looking for some one's house, re
ceiving the reply that he was looking
for a Mr. Horn.
Mr. Horn replied that that was his
name, and then the stranger rush
ed in and asked, "Is this Sam?"
"What's left of him," replied Mr.
Horn, whereupon the other replied,
"Well, I'm Bill." And so it proved,
his brother Bill. The two had not
seen each other in 55 years and had
only been in communication with
each other since last August, when
another of the brothers, Bernard,
died in San Jose, Cal.
It was then that Mr. S. A. Horn
found that his brother, -William N.
Horn, was still alive and in Portland,
Ore: Since that time they have been
exchanging letters but Mr. S. A. Horn
of Columbia had no information of
Mr. W. N. Horn's presence in the
city until he came to the house.
Mr. Wm. N. Horn is on his way
from Portland to visit the old home
place in Maine, but will remain in
the city for a week, the guest of
his long separated brother.
The Horn family lived in Gardner,
Maine, until 1857, when S. A. Horn,
at the age of 15 came to South Car
olina. During the War Between the
Sections he was a member of Hamp
ton's cavalry, while his brothers,
among the number W. N. Horn, were
soldiers in the federal army. The
brother now in the city was a mem
ber of a Maine regiment, serving un-,
der Gen. 0. 0. Howard.
Shorty after the conclusion of the
struggle the reunited brothers went
West while S. A. Horn returned to
his honme in the South. The broth
ers had not met during the war and
no communication was established
between the two until August of last
year, when the death of a brother
caused a correspondence to com
mence between the two families.
Mr. Horn, deciding to visit the
old home again, concluded to surprise
his brother while en route and did
not apprise him of his coming until
his arrival at his door step.
Fifty-five years' lapse had not dull
ed the ardor of the brotherly af.
fection, one for the other, and the
two are elated at being reunited.
Each is nearing his alloted 70 years.
SEVEN MEN HANGED.
Louisiana Had a Regular Hanging
.Bee on Friday.
New Orleans, March 6.-Seven
men, all of whom were negroes, were
legally exocuted in the State of Louis
At Port Allen, west Baton Rouge
parish, three men died on the same
scaffold. Two of those, Wallace and
Ben Jones, were brothers and were
accused of killing C. H. Hall, a rail
road conductor, while the other.
Chas. Davis, murdered W. H. Boat
ner, a guard at the State peniten
tiary, Davis, at the time being a con
Chaarles Madison committed theI
crime of assault and was hung in
The others, all murderers, were
Jack Ratier, St. Mary's parish; Wil
lie Williams. Jefferson parish; An
drew Washington, Madison parish.
Jim Collier, who was to have been
hanged today for murder in Madison
parish, was granted a reprieve.*
CHARGED WITH ARSON.
Two White Men Arrested for Burn
ing a House.
Greenville, March 3.--Warrants
have been sworn out for the arrest
of two white men, charging them
with burning the home of William
Britton, a white man, who was con
victed at the recent term of the Gen
eral Session Court of murder and
sentenced to life. Britton's wife was
living in the house and narrowly es
caped being burned with it. She~
says the men burned it because she
reported their stills to the offcers.
Killed by a Tree.
Clinton, N. C., March 3.-Several
houses here were unroofed and some
Iblown down by a high wind. At a
Isawmill four miles from Clinton, a
tree was blown down, killing a De
TIDE TURNS SOUTH I
SAYS A PROMINENT COLORADO
Who Says the West Has Had Its
Day, In a Letter to Commissioner
Columbia, S. C., March 4.---"The '
tide has turned to the South, the
West has had its day," is the text
of a letter received by Commissioner
Watson from a prominent farmer,
near Denver, Colo. After months
of painstaking labor in advertising
this 'State and section the returns
are beginning to come in. The s
letter states that a party of Western d
farmers will visit South Carolina E
in Aprial and wish to look over
some unimproved land with the idea t
of buying it and cultivating it with -
the improved Western methods.
Commissioner Watson was partic- t)
ularly gratified with the letter. It Is b
one of a large number he has re- a
ceived lately along the same lines
which proves that the advertising of c
the State's resources in the West %
has brought results. AS stated in s
his last reports this work has now t(
reached a stage when the immigra- a:
tion work will no longer be neces- P
sary and from indications many set- 0:
tIers from the West and Northwest tl
will be secured within the next few
As a result of the work of Prof. p,
Ira B. Williams and Commissioner iI
Watson in field work and demon- P:
stration farm methods last year. c(
every county in the State is taking
an active interest in the plans. t<
There are now in this State 26 field al
agents working under.Prof. Williame d
and since the first of the year ar
rangements have been made in the Ic
counties of York, Lancaster, Lee, &
Sumter, Darlington, Clarendon and Si
later Florence, for the work, this b.
in addition to the counties already w
operated. Before the end of the s
year Commissioner Watson hopes to
have the work going ahead in every tc
county in the State with the ex- cE
:eption of about seven, that are not ai
ctively interested in agriculture. eC
Efforts will be made for a cred- ci
[table exhibit from this State at el
he Corn and Cotton Exposition tc b(
be held in Chicago during the fall. e
jommissioner Watson has received
tuthority from the general assembly hJ
o use such parts of the celebrated re
south, Carolina display as he may i
wish and he will take up with thc a]
manufacturers of South Carolina the te
aeed for a display of the products of tc
:orn and cotton with a view to se- p(
:ring sufficient contributions tc
.ake the exhibit to -Chicago and 'a
maintain it there for a short\ time. te
rhe expense would be very light and 0i
t is believed that the exhibit would tc
e a paying investment for the en- Cl
ire State. There are no funds as
n the hands of the com
nission or for the work and there- th
~ore he will ask the people most in. w
erested to contribute. * ra
RESCUES COLORED CHILD. 9)
Engineer on Fast Moving Train Acts
Rocky Mount, N. C., March 4.- ai
he Record says heroism, as Is pic- )i:
ured by the novel, the like of which
s seldom seen, was that displayet
y Engineer George Bailey Monday
orning at a point one mile south
f Jamesville, on the branch linE
f the Atlantic Coast Line from this
ity to Plymouth. His act of hero
sm saved the life of a child at the =2
eril of his own, and many a person 1i
as been styled a hero who didn't en- -n
anger his own safety half so much y
s did the act of the engineer.
Monday morning he was the engin- ':
er in charge of passenger train No.
35 bound for this city, and his trair. j
was running about 25 miles an hour,
when it rounded a curve and he no
iced, not a hundred yards ahead,
olored child, too young to be aware
f Its impending danger, playing on
he track. The engineer knew thait
o apply emergency brakes woulc
inpril the lives of every passenge:
n the train, for the tax on the traclh
would most likely result In a derail
ent, so he cut off the steam from
his engine and made a dash for thc
running board and from this to r
position on the cow-catcher of train
and as the engine reached the child
playing on the track he caught its
:ress and pulled the child .upon the
engine from its Impending danger
and saved its life.
WHAT IT DID COST.
Fairbanks Paid For and Took That i
Washington, March 6.--When he P
leves office today, Vice President
Fairbanks will take with him the
bautiful inkstand, which has orna- e
mented his desk for the past four r
years. This inkstand has been the '
s bjEct of considerable interest be- ~
ca use of the published stories that i
it had cost $500.c
According to custom the presiding
oficer of the senate is privileged to
dc sign and have manufactured such
oranmental ink receptacle as he fan- I
ci s and the one procured by Mr.
F. irbanks was- made by a manufact- i
U] ng jeweler of New York.
The criticism of the reputed cost
of this stand has rankled in Mr. i
F irbanks' heart for four years, and
te iay he sent to Secretary Bennett
a check for $200, which was the
ac ual cost of the ornament, and an-,
nr unced that he would take it with
NORST IN YEARS
'he Atlantic Coast From New
York to Nrifork
BURIED IN SNOW
'he Storm is Very Destructive to the
Telegraphic Lines and Large Areas
Are Practically Isolated-The Fi
nancial Loss is Well Nigh Incal
culable-Three Are Dead in N. Y.
New York, March 4.-As the re
ilt of a March blizzard which swept
own unannounced during the night,
ie middle Atlantic seabotrd from
ew York to Norfolk found itself
>day buried in an avalanche of snow
nd swept by destructive winds.
For a time here today conditions
semed to threaten a. repetition of
ie great blizzard of March 12. 1888,
ut tonight the storm sunk to less
For the telephone and telegraph
mpanies the storm was one of the
'orst in years. The worst of the
iow hurricane struck a wedge of
rritory which included Washington
ad Baltimore. The region south of
hiladelphia was wellnigh a blahk
a ihe map for the greater part of*
Reports from Perryville, Md., said
ight that for 30 miles beyond that
)Int every wire is down. These lines
clude some of the best and most
cpensively constructed wires in the
The first train from Washington
reach Jersey City today arrived
5 o'clock this afternoon and it was
ae at 7:08 a. m.
In New York city three lives were
at in the sinking of six Baltimore.
Ohio coal barges at St. - George,
aten Island. In New York harbor
rges under tow were blown ashore,
hile tugs and small beats went
urrying for cover.
Between Baltimore and Washing
n hundreds of telegraphpoles were
rried down by the weight of snow
id ice and the wind. North and
st of the city trains are merely
eeping along without aid of tel
raphic orders. It may be a week
fore normal conditions are restor
At no previous time in the city's
story has the street car service
ceived so severe a blow. The fi'
Lncial' loss is incalcuable. Thous
Lds of people .who expected to at
nd the Inauguration in Washing
n where unable to obtain trans
Washington was swept by the bliz
rd early this mornin'g, which in
rfered very materially with the in
iguration program. President Taft
ok the oath of office in the Senate
iambel- instead of in the open air
The snow covered everything and
e wind was biting cold. Those 'who
ere on the streets to see the pa
de, and the paraders themselves,
ifered very- much from the 'cold.
iow and slush filled the streets to
.e depth of a foot or more In places.
ie wind threshed niany of the city's
ettiest decorations to threads.
ae immense reviewing stands along
e line of march were made su'el2
gh untenable, and many of them
Ld to be deserted.
WILL HAVE TO BORROW.
>ptroller General Shows Need for r
Tax Law Reforms,'
Columbia, March 6.-The Record
.ys because of additional appropria
ns after the ways and means com
ittee had reported the bill to the
meral assembly, there will be a de
it of about $15,000 over and above
e estimated revenue. This is the
timate by Comptroller . General
nes after an examination' of the
>propriation bill. /
The revenue of 1909 based on a
vy of 5 1-4 mills will be $1,424,
32 and to this are added the fol
wing incomes: Insurance -depart
ents, $58,000; secretary of State,
15,000; license fees from comp
oller general, $88,000; income tax,
,500; board of fisheries, $7;500;
ilroads, telegraphs and telephone
>mpanies for the support of the
ilroad commission, $11,700, mak
g a total of $1,613,252. The
nount of appropriations for 1909
'as $1,627,339, leaving a dpficit
The State of South Carolina must
rrow the constitutional limit of
500,000 this year until the taxes for
909 are available. In the opinion
'the comptroller general this bor
wing will continue until the legis
ture puts a sufficIent penalty on
ie non-payment of taxes to force
very property owner to payments
The semi-annual interest of the
ublic debt is due on December 31
nd at that time there will not be
nough money in the treasury to
eet the payments so that a loan
;absolutely necessary. This loan
in not be returned until some time
i February or March when the rest
f the 1909 taxes are sent in.*
Seven Days in Trance.
Boston, March 5.-Clara La
arche, 14 years old, daughter of
rs. Onesime Lamarche, of Ware,
lass. has recovered consciousness
fter being in a state of coma for
even days. During that time she
either tasted food nor drink. *
Dead in a Mine.
Butte, Mont., March 3.-Four men
vere killed in the Diamond mine,
brough the premature discharge of