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VOL. XXIII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 1909 NO.42
HE TOOK THEM I
An Escaped Convict Fleeces
Many Georgia People.
POSED AS A RICH MAN
He Purchased Four Banks and Used
the Deposits, It Is Said, in Some
Remarkable ExploitatiOns - His
Assets Less Than One Hundred
Dollars All Told.
High finance of a remarkable or
der by which, it is alleged, Geo
gians nave been swindled out of
$250,000 has come to light follow
ing the arrest of A. D. Oliver, presi
dent of the bank of Climax, Ga.,
and three other banks in the south
westein part of the State.
Oliver arrived in Georgia last Jan
uary and professed to be an Eastern
capitalist. He displayed a great deal
of money and said that he had about
$5.000,000 on deposit in banks in
New York city and elsewhere. He
announced that he intended to in
vest these millions and that Georgia.
suited him. Accordingly he bought
timbered lands, sawmills, banks, au
It is said he secured the ready
cash he needed through deposits in
his banks, in which the public had
confidence, and with partial pay
ments of cash, usually small amounts
he would buy other properties, giv-I
ing him to outward appearances
He controlled a bank at Climax, he
established one at Attapulgus, he
purchased one at Pelham, he purchas
- ed a planing mill at Thomasville, one
at Pelham from D. M. Rogers, one of
the large lumber dealers in that part
of the State, and erected and put
into active operation an enormous
one at Climax. This is not the sum
of his operations.
The town of Climax is f.' t bedom
ing a center of all sorts of manu
facturing and industrial enterprises.
Oliver has erected a $10,000 resi
dence and he is building several
While doing all this he found time
to make love to Miss May England,
and four weeks ago married her.
He gave the bride $5,000 in cash and
diamonds valued at $10,000.
& The bubble burst when Oliver was
arrested on a 'warrant sworn out by
a Thomasville man to whom he had
given a New York draft for $10.
000. The draft came back marked
"no funds," and Oliver was arrested.
Examiners took charge of the'four
banks and they found less than $100
all told. In one bank at Thomas
ville there was only 50 cents. Just
one month ago Oliver bought font
automobiles and presented them to
the cashiers of his four banks.
Oliver has been identified as an
escaped convict with an unexpire-i
term of eleven years hanging over
is head. The identification, whidl
was made Thursday morning by
Sheriff T. 0. Jones, ,of Aberdeen
county, Miss., came as a climax to
the sensational arrest of Olive~r sev
eral days ago, when he was fleeing
with his -young bride in a rente-d
Sheriff Jones reached Bainbridge
Thursday morning and immediately
went to the jail. The moment he
saw the ex-banker, he positively de
clared that the prisoner was a fug
ative from the Mississippi peniten
tiary, where he was known as
The sheriff said that Oliver es
caped from the Aberdeen peniten
tiary on Decemiber 31st, 1908, and
although the greatest efforts were
made to capture him, he succeeded
in making good his escape and all
trace was lOSt of the man. On the
sxth day of January, this year, ex
actely seven days after the alleged
escape from the penitentiary, Oliver
arrived in Climax, Ga., the little
queen city of the lower Wiregrass
The stranger entered the little
town absolutely penniless, but In
a very short time, he was reputed
to be worth millions and began buy
ing banks, saw mills and property
throughout the whole section of thc
state. Oliver, in a few brief weeks.
became famous for his ready replies
to all propotlons, "I'11 take it, just
wrap it up."~ This applied to land
houses and stocks and in fact, every
thing that was purchasable.
He had the reputation of never
refusing to trade and he always paid
a small proportion in cash, insisted
that the seller deposit the money in
one of Oliver's many banks, and
thus the endless chamn of kiting
continued, until Oliver's trade
amounted into the hundreds of thou
He purchased automobiles at
wholesale and gave them right and
left in wanton prodigality to his
newly-made friends. He built many
fne houses and the whole country
stood aghast at his wealth and his
napoleonic business ventures
&iiver was seriously ill shortly
after his arrIval in Climax and his
recovery was in part due to the
faitful nursing given him by Miss
Rosa English, a beautiful young girl,
sixten years of age, who tenderly
administered to his wants.
Whon he recovered from his des
perato liiness. he courted the beau
tiful girl and in a short time they
were married and he promised to
endow her with his millions. He
lived like a prince and spent monev
lavishly upon his. youing bride. He
established elegant stables and
bought blooded horses and altmost
weky added to his stock of auto
He bought more banks and more
lads. and signed contracts for the
A SERIOUS CHARGE
MADE AGAINST CHIEF OF POLIC
Arrested on Warrnut Sworn Out I
a Woman Who Says He Attempte
to Assault Her.
A dispatch-to The News and Cou
ler says Mr. John J. Darb; chief (
police of the town of Batesb'. w.
arrested Wednesday by Deputy She,
Iff Sim J. Miller upon a warrat
sworn out by a woman of that towi
charing him with assault with I
tent to ravish. Mr. Darby was cai
ried to Lexington and was immed
ately released upon a $2,000 bon(
The crime is alleged to have bee
committed on or about the 7th da
of February, this year. Mr. Darb
and his friends decrare that ne I
innocent, and that it is a concocte
scheme to injure him because of hi
untiring efforts in rounding up th
band of thieves, who had been oper
ating in Batesburg for several week
and which finally resulted in the ar
rest of three young men.
Mr. Darby employed two detec
tives to work up the case, and on
of the =en arrested was the son o
the woman who has brought the war
rant against Darby. This, it Is al
leged, incensed the woman, and th4
arrest of Mr. Darby upon the ver)
serious charge of attempted crimi
nal assault followed Wednesday. Th(
fact that more than three month,
were allowed to elapse before she
issued the warrant, the friends oi
the chief assert, shows conclusively
that it is a concocted scheme.
It is said that strong evidence
against the woman is on hand, and
her arrest on several charges will
probably follow within the next day
or two. The woman is a widow, her
husband havin died ab~out two years
ago. She has been operating a
boarding house In Batesburg since
her husband's death. It is said that
she will enter suit against the town
of Batesburg for $20,000 for hav
ing removed from her home an elec
tric light meter.
Mr. Darby moved from I'tester to
Batesburg about two years ago, and
has made a most excellent police
officer. lie has been unrelenting in
his efforts to put the ban on crime
of all kinds in the town, and has
made a host'of friends. It is said
that the town of Batesburg will
"stand by" him in this trouble, and
that he will have no trouble in mak
ing a strong defence. His- arrest
caused no little sensation at Bates
CYCLONE IN GEORGIA.
everal Houses Wrecked and a Few
A half done persons, probably
nore, were injured in a terrific cy
lone that passed over tue lower par:
>r Screven county. Ga.. at 4 o'clocat
hursday aftei-noon, and while no
ife has yet been lost because of its~
>assing many persons escaped by
eeming miracles, houses falling
aout and upon them, without Inflict
ng fatal injuries. The cyclone came
from the direction of Dover and dis
ppeared from there in a northeaster
Many of those 'who were caught
>y the cyclone saw it approaching,
ut owing to Its velocity were un
able to find places of safety before
it struck. It is stated that the
storm's appearance was that of an
rdinary whilwind, such as are fre
uently seen In summer, though It
was very much larger and moved
with much greater rapidity.
J12IP~ED FROM -A WINDOW
While Asleep and Sustained -Fatal
Mr. B. B. Mouzon, of Kingstree,
after retiring for the night, arose
in a stupor of some kind, or a dream,
as he calls it, and Imagined that he
was in a fox chase, jumped or fell
rom a second story window in the
residence of Mr. Graham, of Cade,
3 distance of about twenty feet. to
.he ground, Inflicting a very serious
and probable fatal Inpury.
Mr. Graham's family were awak
~ned by groans and calling for help
rom the unfortunate man. Dr. C.
D. Rollins, of Lake City. was
~aled in, and was with the injured
nan in a short time, but so far the
xent of his injuries has not beer
Mr. Mouzen Is a man about 35
ears of age and has a wife and twc
Killed by Convicts.
Several officers were killed, this
Week, by convicts during an upris
ing at the Zuintana Roo mines, Mex
ico's penal settlement.
country and drew at will on Nes
York banks. His Waterloo came
when a check for $!,000 givetn to a:
Albany contractor, was returned un
Then the people became suspic
ius and his arrest followed his Sigh
in an automobile with his bride
The couple were overtaken at Bain
bridge and Oliver was sent to ji
pending an investigation.
When Oliver, alias Harding. wa
arrested in Bainbridge, it is said
the body of his automobile was half
full cf currency in bills of larg
ienomlination,. whic'h was wrappe
It is said that Oliver is not on)
wauted in Mississippi. where Iti
alleged he has eleven years to serv
in the penitentiary, but that hei
wanted in Atlanta and Birminghat
by' federal authorities. It is sa:
he has served a term in the Ohio pe:
itentiary for obtaining diamonds ut
der false pretenses. It is reporte
A COZY HOME
For Contederate Veterans ir
Their Old Age
In Columbia on Thursday Afternoon.
. A Fall Description of the Home
and How it Will Be Managed.
Has All the Conveniences of a
The Confederate Home at Colum
2 ba was formally opened Thursday
Y afternoon, with appropriate exercis
es. Addresses were made by Gover
ner Ansel, Senator F. H. Weston and
d Col. D. Cardwell. The following de
scription of the Home we take from
the Columbia Record:
If any Confederate veteran re
maining the guest of relatives or
continuing to dwell in his own house
enjoys more of creature comfort, of
care and of congenial companion
ship than do his comrades now gath
ered within 'the home, a grateful
State has here provided for them,
happy tar beyond the average is
his lot; for in the planning of this
home no detail has been omitted
that thoughtful, generous, loving
k!ndness could suggest or willing
hands could by untiring diligence
supply. One who has v'isited it must
necessarily in writing of it use often
the word "home," for that is what it
is. A home its founders studiously
wrcnght to make it and the last act
of the builders was to inscribe the
word over its doorway, so that the
approaching veteran's first glimpse
of the house that is like to be his
last earthly dwelling place, should
show him that this was indeed a.
home-his home---"The Confederate
The home will be formally opened
tomorrow. The Daughters of the
Confederacy in Coiumbia have come
gallantly to the rescue or the com
mission in charge and supplemented
largely the appropriation which the
legislature, through failure to under
stand the conception entirely, failed
to make sufficient, and accordingly
the privilege of directing the opening
ceremonies has beerf given to these
devoted women. They invite the at
tendance on that occasion of all per
ons interested in the home, and it is
to be hoped that many will avail
themselves of this opportunity to in
spect the institution. Such an in
rpection. especially if re-enforced by
little interviews with the 20-odd vet
erans already domiciled in the home.
will remove from the mind of any
reasonable person whatever misgiv
ings may have arisen in regard to
the wisdom of the home's establish
ment or ite adequacy to the needs of
the veterans for whom it is intend
The place looks like a home, even
from a distance. The low white
building, green-trimmed and girdled
by trees, with its white-columned
porticos, looks out over the city and
in the near foreground on every side
are the gently rolling fields of a farm
calculated to gladden every farmer's
heart-and most of the veterans
come from farms. On the slope of
the opposite hill to the southwest lie
the buildings of the Hospital for the
Insane, making a picturesque feature
of the view, but unconnected with
the home in any sense, even in ap
pearance. Trolley cars of two lines
pass in view to the right and In
front, and in the evening the light
and sounds of the busy city pleasant
ly suggest the nearness of youth and
abounding vitality. The place is
peaceful, but not seuggestive of
The house is of one story, with
basement. substantially built in
frame construction. Its general plan
is that of a Latin cross, the main
corridor. long, wide and airy, in
tersected by a narrowe'r hall running
approximately east and west. The
house faces southwafd. Entering
from the front, a wide porch, pro
vided with lights for the evenings.
gives upon the main corridor, where
arm chairs and settees are grouped
in a way s'nggestive of casual cozy
gatherings after dinner. To the left
is the commandant's office, to the
right a parlor for the entertainment
of the home's friends, the very best
of whom. are !ladies. The living
quarters of the commandant and his
wife are. entered by the second door
upon the right. The second room.
where the veterans toregather to
talk, to read, to play games, write
letters or otherwise amuse them
selves when the weather or inclina
tion drives them in from the lawn
or the -piazzas, which at this season
are naturally preferred. A large
room is provided on this corridor
for the safe storage of the veterans'
trunks and personal property not
needed in the dormitories. These
latter, with the bath-rooms and tol
iet-roomns, open off the cross-hall.
-Each dormitory contains four single
beds, enameled white, with comfort
-able mattresses and neat blue
spreads. The bath and toilet ar
-rangements aro altogether modern.
sanitary and convenient, Everything
is clean as a hound's tooth. The
lights throughout the building are
electric and the entire building is
.'heated by steam. Every' room is an
-outside room and all openings are
screened. The location and construe
tion are such that there is always
SThe dinging room is~ a big, airy
Splace with plenty of windows and
Stables seating eight or ten personsi
seach. When a Record reporter visit
ed th home ,the other day supper
d time was near and the tables had
- been set. a significant tem beng the
1 va of fresh flowers from the yard
d in the center ot each
MATED EIGHT TIMES
GOT RID OF HUSBAND BY DEATB
Aged Indiana Matron Married to the
Eighth Last Week, Hopes He May
Five husboans divorced, one a sui
cide and another the victim of a
mysterious death is the modest rec
ord of Mrs. Polly Weed Baker, aged
6S Years, and married this week to
Simon Shippert, aged 60, of Burling
ton, Ia. It was her ninth ceromony.
Shippert was her eighth husband.
"I hope he lives as long as I do,"
is the remark -he bricle made at the
:cre of the .atest ce:.n'ony.
The reason ior the d-sparity e
tween the# number of bIiboands and
marriage.- is ibat thae woman married
one man twice. Her first marriage
in her remarkable career was tw
Henry Fuquar, a farmer boy. Di
vorc separated them after seven
years and the wife declared she
woul-d shun men from that day on.
In a few months James Fuquar,
cousing to the first husband, came
marching home from the Civil war.
Nine months later he came home
drunk, shot up his home and was
divorced . James- Henry Robinson
was the next husband. Three days
after the wedding he was arrested
on a breach of promise charge and
was divorced. George S. Boyden
managed to live with the divorcer
ten years and was then cast aside.
Four years later S. R. Reed, of New
burg, began a life of bliss which was
terminated by a mysterious death.
Boyden took a second chance and
committed suicide. Three years lat
er R. E. Edwards took up the burden
and was divorced. William Baker,
aged 40, married the divorcee in
the hope that she would die and
leave her property to him, but the
divorce ax cut him off and ndw as
Mrs. Simon Shippert, the much-mar
ried woman is leading a life of
the best equipped kitchens in the
State, where a splendid cook works
at a great massive range. An as
sistant cook has been engaged and
will report for duty shortly. In the
rear of the kitchen are conveniently
located the pantry, the linen room
and the medicine chest. In the
latter are kept first-aid bandages and
household remedies, besides such
drugs as are likely to be needed from
time to time. The main store rooms
are in the basement, along with the
eating apparatus. The home has
a large kitchen garden. from which
the veterans are already enjoying
their own beans and turnips. Later
on there will be other vegetables,
with melons and green corn.
Full records of every department
are kept. For instance, when asked
about the bills of fare, the command
ant turned to his desk and drew forth
t random one sheet from a bundle.
t happened to be the menu card for
ay 22nd and was as follows:
Breakfast-Hominy, breakfast ba
on, broiled; hot biscuit, butter, sy
Dinner--Lima means, rice and to
atoes, Irish potatoes, corn bread,
ight bread, butter, coffee.
Supper-Hdmin'.' butter, hot bis
uit, stewed fruit, syrup, coffee.
"We try to make the bill of fare
ta little~ different each <day," said
he commandant. "Twice a week
and on Sundays we have dessert and
n two days we have soup-mighty
good soup. Our coot is a fine one."
The veterans seemed contented
and thoroughly at bomne. The com
mandant, Capt. W. D. Starling, Is a
eteran; the adjutant, Capt. B. F.
Day, was also a soldier of the Con
Eederacy. They are deeply interested
in their work and a fine thing for
the veterans, too, Is the presence,
ight and day, of Mrs. Starling. The
institution is directly in 'charge of
Capt. Starling, chairman of the Con
federate Hcme commission. The
government of the home, as arrang
ed by Col. Cardwell and Capt.
Starling, is simple and kindly.
There are few rules and none of
these are such as an old soldier
would not immediately see the neces
sity of having. For instance, the
veterans are free to come and go
as they like, visiting the city or
walking about the suburbs Capt.
Starling stipulating only that they
shall report to him where they ex
reet to go. This is necessary be
cause some of them are feeble and
for all of them he is responsible to
their relatives and to the State.
The health of the veterans is
doubly provided for. The institu
tion's regular physician, Dr. Wil
liam Weston, makes daily visits, and
two of the veteran~s are themselves
practitioners of long experience.
The assembly room has been
equipped with a big phonograph and
a piano and doubtless all the news
papers of the State will he glad to
enter the home on their free sub
scription lists when the matter is
called to their attention.
Careful and disint'erested investi
gation by Record reporters has dis
posed to their satisfaction of every
criticism agaInst the ho':e, from the
veteran's standpoint. that has come
to their ears. The home has noth
ing of the jail or p'oor farm about it:
it has ahsolutely no connection with
he~ State Hospital for the Insane:
the veteran who ,entc'rs it does not
inse his pension nor any part of it:
tiere is nothing of reproach or hu
milIiation connected with residence
there, nor is any effort made to com
1:el the entrance of veterans-on the
contrary, the admissions are limited
bhy law to SI,. two from each county.
and ini each ease the commission
must be shown by proper papers
?hat rhere are rood reasons why the
applicant s houild he receivedl. There
is probably not ono veteran in 50
who would nor be both mo.. com
fortable phvsica!!y: and happy men
PLEADS FOR FARMERS
OF THE SOUTH TO BE TREATEE
SAME AS OTHERS.
Senator Tillman Urges_ the Free
Entry of Cotton Bagging and Ties
for Their Benefit.
Senator Tillman, says the Wash
ington correspondent of the Charles
ton Post, made an earnest plea at
the session of the Senate Thursday
night to secure a vote on free cot
ton bagging. Senator Aldrich asked
that the paragraph go over.
In discussing the subject and in re
ply to Senator Aldrich, the Senator
from South Carolina said: "It seems
to me that we might settle this to
night if the Senator from Rh'ode
Island and the committee.are dispos
ed to treat the Southern farmer as
they have treated the Western farm
er. This cotton bagging is absolute
ly necessary to the Southern farmers
and It is thrown away as soon as we
pack the cotton.
"We have to buy it and pay for
it, and then we lose It when the
cotton gets to the market for It Is
subtracted as tare. The Western
farmer who has to cut his wheat and
oats gets his binding twine free, and
why should not tne Southern farm
er who has to prepare his cotton
for market get his bagging and ties
"I made an appeal to the Senator
and his committee in the last tariff
bill twelve years ago in relation to
this matter. I got no hearing then,
but I think that his heart is a little
softer now than It was a long time
ago, and that he will realize that he
->ught to make some reasonable con
cessions and let us feel that we are
not simply discriminated against, but
we are from the South."
Mr. Aldrich: "I assure the Sena
tor from South Carolna and the
Senate that the committee at an
early day will take up this matter
and give it very careful considera
The suggestion was made that the
Senate might do as it did twelve
years ago, and put cotton\ bagging
on the list and then in conference
yield to the House and recede from
Senator Tillman was assured by
Senator Aldrich that free cotton bag
ging would receive careful consld"
ation by the finance committee and
instructed that Senator Tillman's
request be complied with.
BOMB LN LAUNDRY.
Rip Song Tong Charged With the
In the war of the Tongs. in.which
there have been many casualties In
New York city, a bomb was explod
ed Tuesday night In a Chinese laan
-Iry In East Twenty-second street.
A minute before the explosion a
Chinaman presumed to be the one
who placed the bomb, and came out
of the laundry and warned a score
af children playing In -the street
away from the scene, telling them
that there was soon to be .a great
explosion. A minute later the latin
Iry blew up.
The Hip Sing Tong of which Sang
Lee, the owner of the laundry,.is a
-leadly enemy, was credited by him
with the explosion. The laundry was
wrecked, but no one was injured.
WOMAN SHOT HERSELF.
Attempted to Commit Suicide, But
Failed to Do So.
The Newberry Observer says Mag
g ieWaldrop, a young colored woman,
attempted to commit suicide Mon
day morning about six o'clock, at
the home of Mattie Miller, wife of
F'rank Miller, colored. She got hold
of a pistol and declared she was go
ing to kill herself. The other wo
man tried to take the pistol from her,
and in the struggle It went off, the
ball striking Maggie In the thigh,
imbedding itseTf in or near the bone,
where it remains. No reason Is as
signed- for the attempt, except that
her mind has been a little daft for
a day of two.
Tied to Get Poison From Druggist
An unidentified man was found
hanging from a limb of a tree on the
outskirts of Dover, N. 3., late Friday.
He had $1,193.72 In his pocket.
Seen on the streets since Monday,
his eratic behavior was noticed. On
Tuesday morning, he asked a drug
gist for' "just enough carbolic acid
He was nonchalant about it that
the druggist, refusing the request,
suggested that the canal was not far
"Acid is better they tell me," the
Hilled by Lightning.
Mr. Marion Eugene Browb. 21
years of age, was struck by lightning
and Instantly killed on his farm, near
Mount Holly. on Thursday. He was
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie C.
Brown, who, together with a wife
and two children, two brothers and
five sisters, survic'e him.
Killed by Cannon.
Ex.plosion of a cannon at St.
.Marys. 0.. this week, killed Henry
Mahan. a veteran.
ation. He may be well provided for
at home, from a material standpoint,
but here he wil! have congenial com-.
panionship in addition to creature
enm fort at least equal to his present
having. And finally, he need act
v- if conditions af. the home dis'
SLAIN BY NEGRO
Mr. John watson Assassinated
A POSSE IN PURSUIT
Over Two Hundred ' 'e With
Bloodhounds Are on the Hunt
for the Assassin, and It is Hoped
and Believed That He WEI Be
A special dispatch from Conway
says Mr. John Watson. a prominent
young man of the Greensea section
of the county, about 20 miles from
Conway, was Wednesday waylaid and
shot by Melvin Watson, a notorious
negro. Mr. Watson died a few hours
after being shot.
Sheriff Sessions learned of the af
fair by telegram and went immedi
ately to the secne of the 'killing.
News reached Conway after the
sheriff left that more than 200 peo
ple with bloodhounds went in search
of the negro, who fled as soon as he
fired the fatal shot.
What has been learned at Con- i
way of the affffairs came to telephone
from Loris, a railroad station, about
six miles from Greensea, and hence
full particulars have not been learia
From the best informatiou obtain
able it appears that Mr. Watson ear
ly Wednesday morning had started t
to Tabor, N. C., in a wagon. When 9
only a short distance from Greensea I
he was fired upon by the negro, who
was crouched in a fence jam. C
Mr. Watson was superintendent of
the large plantation of Hon. J. P. 1
Derham, and It is stated that a young
son of Mr. Derham was in the wagon
when the shooting occurred. He
was not hurt.
Greensea is a populous section and t
a large posse gathered in a very short I
ime and went in ppursuit of the negro s
who, it is said, is a very dangerous
Mr. Watson was a young man of I
wide family connection and very r
popular throughout the country, and
great Indignation is felt over the I
COTTON ACRFAGE REDUCED.
Decrease Placed at Three and a Half
In its monthly eotton report Friday s
the New York Journal of Commerce
shows that, compared with last year,
cotton avearges have been reduced
3.5 per cent, according to over 1.800 b
reports from special correspondents a
of an avearge date of May 25. This t
is approximately the same result as I
given in last month's report, when t
the consensus of opinion indicated a 11
reduction of 4 per cent. I
On the basis of the revised area o
planted in 1908 of 33,370,000 acres, '
the present season starts off with I
32,206,000 acres. The reduction has s
been largely brought through the K
high piles 'of provisions can~Ing C
more land to be thrown into corn fa
and small grains at the expense 'of a
cotton. Fear of the boll weevil in (
Louisiana and Mississippi, especially
in the former, caused heavy curtail- s
ment, being 2.8 and 5.7 per cent c
All other States show declines ex
cept Texas, Tennessee and Florida. C
The increase of 4.5 per cent in Tex-t
as Is due principally to drought,
which destroyed grain crops. This
acreage went into cotton. - I
GORE ASTONISHES SENATE.
Oklahoma's Blind Senator Has Mar
Senator Gore astonished the Sen
ate Wednesday by the citation of a
long list of cotton and woolen manu
facturing companies and giving their
earnings, capital stock, surplus, etc.I
He undertook to show that corpora
tions engaged in the cotton and wool
en industries are making very large
The speech was one that no other
Senator would have attempted with- 1
out constant reference to notes, but
the blind Statesman from the South
west found no difficulty In giving
off hand the greatest variety of de
tails without the ability to assist
his memory in any way.
Referring to the cotton and woolen
manufacturers, and with a rasping
and sinister tone, the Oklahoma Sen
ator said he did not blame them for
their large earnings.
"I know they are intelligent citi
zens," he said, "judging from their
business success and from their se
lection of United States Senators."
Beats the Men.
Mrs. Ada Topperwein, a woman
trap shooter, was a member of the
squad which shot at the Chicago Gun
Club Friday and easily succeeded in
beating the male members of the or
ganization. Shooting from the ninc
teen-yard mark she broke forty-eight
out of fifty. Shooting from the six
teen-yard mark she broke fifty
straight, a total of ninety-eight outI
of 10') she fired at.*
Driven t9 Suicide.
At New York the first bad and
humid day of the summer's credit-,
ed with similar attetmpts of thre
1 men to drown themselves in the
Hudson river. An expressman as
soon as he struck the water changedI
his mind and was joyfully rescued.
One of the men returned bome to
read a pathetic death notice which
TRIBUTE TO DAVIS
MEMORY OF CONFEDERATI
A Park Bearing His Name Openet
at Fairriew, Kentucky, With Ap
At Fairview, Ky., among the trees
which have grown up above the
birth-place of Jefferson Davis sine
the year, early in the nieteti
century, when the Davis family re
moved to Mississippi, the efferson
Davis Memorial Park was simply
dedicated Thursday. Northeast,
across the State. is Hodgenviii, ,
near which Abraham Lincoln was
born eight months after his grea.
oppolnent. Fairview is still a tiny
Lown rimmed with forests an4 slop
ng gently, toward the grass-grown
battlefields of Tennessee.
In September, 1907, when the
grey grown and enfiladed rarqs of
Kentueky's famous "orphant brig
ide" met In Glasgow, Ky., at the
grave of Gen Joseph H. Lewis, their
:ommander, former Governor Boll
rar Buckner, of Kentucky, broached
he plan of the Jefferson-Davis Mem
:rial Association. Subscriptions
vrere started, the women of the South
ided nobly, and when all but $4,000
iad been raised, to purchase seven
een acres at Fairview, Gen. Ben
iett H. Young, commanding the Ken
ucky division of the Confederate
Veterans, advanced that sum and
nade, the memorial possible.
Oratory, music and flowers made
he day notable. A basket dinner
Lnd a barbecue were provided by the
eople of Todd and Christian coun
les, which share equally the. town
>f Fairview, and when Col. W. -A.
dilton, of Louisville, 4s chairman
n the absence of Gen. Young, who
vae detained in Chicago, opened the.
neeting, the homestead of the Davis
s was crowded. Gen. Young, a
rominent Louisville lawyer, wrote
he chief address of the day, and
t was read by Col. Milton. He as
erted that every Southern' State
hould rear a shaft to. Jefferson Da
Is, whose character and sufferings
Le dwelt upon sympathetically. -He
aid high tribute to Lincoln, say
ng that the time had come when
aen might speak kindly and truly
,f the past. . He said the message
rhich the united South gave to the
rorld today .was one Qf everlasting
The plan is to raise $30,000 more
rith which to build a memorialtem
le to contain all the records of the
onfedsraey, and to remodel a two
tory residence upon the Davis farm
D house the widows of Confederate
The seventeen acres which are to
nelose the memorial buildings to
e erected ad-join the original nine
'!res, which were the remains of
be plantation upon which Samuel
avis, father of the President, set
led -when he came from Virginia
a 1793. These nine were given by
ir. Davis to Bethel Church on the.
ceasion, June 21, 1886, of his last
isit to his first home. To the peo
le of the neighborhood this church
tands as a memorial to their great
.eighbor, and to his pride in his
id Kentucky home they ascribe the
ancy which led him to call his iland
long the Mississippi shore of the
The site of the memorial slopes
oftly from a splendid grove, whicb
rowns its heighest point It Is in
he heart of Fairview, and the pres
nt plan is to place all the records
t the Confederacy in the temple
o be built, within the shadow of the
rees. A two-story residence is also
n the land, and the intent is to
take of this a. home for the widows
f the Confederates whom age has
endered decrept and from whom the
-ears and the war have taken hus
lands and sons.
BETTER LET IT ALONE.
Elovement on Foot to Beorganize
It is understood that Mr. Mendel
2Smith, former speaker of the
touse and at the present one of the
loor leaders will introduce a reso
ution, at the next session of the leg
slature calling for the appointment
>f a commission consisting of the at
orney general and two other lawyers
>f reputation and standing to look
nto the feasibility, advisabilley and
egality of the proposition of buy
ng out the interest of the Clemson
2eirs in the Clemson estate and mak
ng Clemson college In fact as well
Ls in name a State college.
Rat Bite Kills a Baby.
Blood poisoning, brought on by the
yite of a rat, caused the death of
ittle Eugene Jamleau of Ottawa, this
week. The rat bit the babe while
.t was lying in its cradle and al
:hough medical aid was summoned.
leath resulted in a few hours.
Made Big Haul.
Mrs. George Shea. of Duluth,
Minn.. was robbed, this week, in
Seattle, Wash., of $20,000. She had
concealed the cash in a bed in the
home where she was visiting, and
when she returned to the room the
cash was gone.
An Old Man Dies.
Mr. W. A. Kelly, who died near
Statesboro. Ga.. recently, was the
oldest man in that section. He was
one hundred and one years old on
the~ tenth of last March. He was
born in South Carolina in 180S.
K~illed His Mother.
"I've got to murder some one.
said Fred Daniels, colored, to hi.
mother at Cleveland, 0.. this week
Philadelphia Street Car Strike
MANY PERSONS HURT
Strike Sympathzrs Ae Angered by
Attempt of Traction Company to
Rn Cars After Nigbtfall With
Strike-Breakers, and Several Rfots
i Result, Demolishing Many Cars.
The street car strike in Philadel
phia is becoming serious. One po
liceman shot and probably fatally
iujured "early a hurd-ed persons
b>'- and battered, either by po
licemen or strike sympathizers, and
five cars wrecked and then burned.
Is the result of an attempt on the
part of the Rapid Transit Compa..
to operate their cars Wednesday. bf
The point at which the most se
rious rioting occurred Is known as
Kensing~ton Mil district. In this
section of the city there lives nearly
every nationality, the foreign ele
ment predominating. When the
Traction Company announced that
cars would be run Wednesday night,
nearly all the store-keepres In the
Kensington district, knowing the
temper of the residents there, clos
ed their stores promptly at 6 o'clock.
As one car after another left
the barn, crowds stood on the street
corners in sullen silence. Finally,
a boy cried'"scab," and immediately
he -was pursued by a policemaii, who
was riding on the car. As the of
ficer started for the youth the crowd
closed in upon him, and so quickly
was this done that he was unable
to draw his revolver. The weapon
-was taken from him, and is believed
to have been the same revolver with
which Policeman Levy was shot a
few minutes later.
The fire which had been smoulder
ing now burst into a flame-of fury.
'lhe objective point was Alleghaney
avenue, and in -less than half an
hour seven cars were wrecked, fve
being completely dermolished and
The police officers were powerless
at the moment to coinbat the* mob,
but a riot call brought half a hun
dred bluecoats to the scene, and-the
crowd was driven back. But -the
damage had been done and there was
little need of the preservers of the.
peace so long as no attempt was
made to run cars from,,the barn.
While the serious disturbanee was
in progress in the Northeastern see
tion of the city, there were incipi
ent riots at the car barns at Six
teenth and Jackson streets.. in thet
down-town district, and at Forty
ninth and Woodland avenue, in the
West Philadelphia district.
The crowd grew meanacing when
an atteript was made 'to' run cars
from the down-town barns, and a
policeman who endeavored to quell
4het disturbance was ducked in a
water trough. Twenty-five plain
clothes-men and policemen were
rushed to, the scene on a special'.
trolley, and after the cars were run
hack into the barn there w'as no
SAD END) OF LIFE.
Aged North Carolnan Found Dead
in Fence Corner.
A special from Boone, N. C., to
the Charlotte Observer says Mr. Ran
som Coffey, an aged citizen of Blue
Ridge township, was found dead a
few days ago near the roadside.
He had been visiting some of his
relatives at this place and had start
ed on his return home. A Mr. Trip
let, noticing a strange mule in his
field, went to turn it outside and
rognized it as Mr. Coffey's. Think
ngsrne. of the animnal having
the saddle on he told his wife to
go to one of the neighbor's and in
quire If they had seen anything of
the oldegentleman, while he went to
ask another neighbor. On her way
Mrs. Triplet came upon the old man
sitting in a fence cor ner dead. The
coroner was called and the verdict
of the .jury wits that he died of heart
Champion Stingy Man.
Capt. Pickel, a police of St. Louis,
Mo., claims that he has found the
stingiest man In the world. This
Iman, although he owns property and
is reputed wealthy, is said to gather
cfgar stumps for his smoking, to go
to a barber's college and get a free
haIr cut, and to borrow a razor every
week from a different neighbor so
as to shave himself to save a dime.
Sold for Big Price.
At the ,annual sale of Imported
Jersey cattle at Coopersburg, Pa.,
this week, the highest priced animal
sold, was a bull, 'Viola's Golden Jo1
ly, which was -bought by the W.
Keninlock stock farm, at Kirksville,
Mo. for $12,000. Raleigh's F'airty
Boy, another bull, was sold to C. D.
Hudson, of New York, for $8,200.
Eye Drops Out.
Armnond Foehlman, aged 13 years.
of Kewanse, Ill., blew his nose and
his eyeball popped from Its socket.
A physician carefully replaced the
the eyeball and the boy maIntains
that it causes him no pain and that
he can see as well as ever.
Killed in Wreck.
The California fast mail on the
Santa Fe was wrecked at Peabody,
Km. this week. killing H. C. Thomp
=nn a nnsti clerk.