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MAM IS BACK
CertaB ChargeS lale By Dr. M He
Charges as FaIse.
Is the Term Used by Members of
Akemsoa Board of Trustees in
Dise ing Oompaint Fied With
egislative Committee, Relative
to Affairs of Clemson Colege.
Replying to Dr. Nell. whose let
ter as to Clemson codmitionS was
published a few days ago. Dr. Coke
D. Mann has issued a statement, in
which he characterized certain charg
es as "absolutely false and without
foundation." In general the state
ment carries quite a criticism of Dr.
Mell's actions as president of the
Dr. Mann. who Is a member of
the Clemson board of wustees. says
in his statement:
"I had thought that the contro
versy between Dr. Mell and myself
had ended. but I saw in the Charles
ton News and Courier of the 17th
instant that I was mistaken. He
has a number of charges against
me. all of which are absolutely un
true. As his first charge he says:
'While I was In controversy with
the last commandant in the matter
of who should discharge the duties
of the president's offce. the Rev. C.
D. Mann, a member of the board of,
trustees, published an article In the
newspapers condemning me in my
efforts to control the officers of the
colege, and yet he had not avail
ed himself of the opportunity to in
form himself concerning my side of
the matter under consideration.'
He says further down that I had
disqualified myself from sitting at
a subsequent meeting of the board
of trustees. He calls it a jury. The
public knows what he mea n. Again
be says: 'He took part in the dis
cussion, which occurred in the board.
and cast his vote against me in
the final action of the trustees.'
What disqualified me with the )oc
tor? Specify. Was it for stating
facts which I tried to get him or
some one else to come and deay?
I made the broad challenge that if
any man would deny it I would prove
it. and he did not see his way clear
to dispute it. Then why did he
not come out like a man and not
wait like a dirty cur until he had
left the State? I call the attention
of the public to this fact. Capt.
Minus had already resigned as com
mandant and Dr. Nell was trying to
put the whole blame on him, and
I knew it ws untrue. Therefore I
came to his rescue and have noth
ing to regret or take back."
"Let me say right here that Dr.
YelH has his first time ever to deny
one of Capt. Minus' charges before
the board of trustees. He gave us
to understand that he was supremo.
Forgetting that the other man was
in authority in his department and
had rhts to be observed and re
spected, not by the students in bar
racks, but by the president of the
college as well. Capt. Minne wasj
and Is a gentleman of the highrst
type notwithstanding what Dr. Yell
may write or say. My interferencet
-in the Menldinus controversy was
not to interfere with Dr. Mell's du
ties as president of Clemson Col
legre, as he would have the publIt
-believe, but to show to the public
that Dr Mell was trying to run the
commandam. trustees and everything
in sight. When we had Dr. Mell
and Capt. Minus before us at so
informal meeting, when about one
half of the board was present, Capt.
Minus makring his chuarges~and Dr.
Mell hearing them, and after hear
lng both of these gentlemen. we
went over the situation, and we
agreed that a committee should be
appointed to go next morning and
see if Dr. Yell would let the Minus
department alone, and Dr. Yell prom
ised he would. Then the commit
tee went to Capt. Minus and to
promised the same thing. This
promiae was not kept by Dr. Mell,
and Capt. Minus' resignation was
tendered during the session of the
legislature in 1908.
"I am not at all surprised at Dr.
Yell's criticism of me for I believe
had It not been for my article to
the press Dr. Yell would be at Clem
son college today. I knew a great
deal more about his side of the
matter uinder consideration than he
thonght I did. I had not been on
the board of trustees two months
before it was very clear to my mind
that he was too small a man for
the place and with the criticisms
and charges against him. They
were too much for the president of
any great institution to carry.
. "Now, I hope this will be suffic
lent. I have not tried to hurt Dr.
Yell and would not for anything in
the world. Now. Doctor, believe
me. Stop Dr. Mell, or I will takej
deliberate aim next time and if Ii
don't get you I will take the conse
(Signed) "Coke D. Mann,
"L. M. G."
Confesses to Two Mardiers.
't. H. Owens. white was hanged
in Gainesville, Fla., for the murder
of R. L. Smith in Jonesville several
months ago. Just before being taken
to the gallows, he made a partial
confession of this crime and of kill
ing a 17-year-old girl in Louisiana.
but would give no particulars. Luke
Thomas. a negro, was hanged at
Fernandina, Fla., a few days ago
also for The murder of Mackr Austin.
a man of his own race.
Engineer Maddox and Engine
Foreman Leon Irving, members of
the Kansas City Southern switch
enine crew that crashed into a
Texas and Pacific train Sunday be
fore last, killing three persons, were
indicted a few days ago by the grand1
jury, charged with manslaughter.
Heaviest Snow in Years.
A dispatch from New York says
the heaviest snowstorm of the win
ter fell upon that city early Friday
morning and raged unabated all day.1
In one hour the thermiometer fell <
from 31 degrees above zero to 20 1
THE LAZY BUG
AID TO BE MOST SERIOUS IN
r'he Doctors Discuss I, and Dr.
Stiles says It Threatens the South
as None Other.
"The most serious infectious dis
ease in the South today is that of
he hookworm." declared Dr. Charles
6ardell Stiles of the United State.
public health service in addressing
tbe first national conference called
Dt this disease at Atlanta Tuesday
morning. While specimens of the
ookworm, have been found in the
New England States, the Middle
West and in the Northern Pacific
Stases. the disease primarily Is one
of warm climates and is generally
prevalent in the South Atlantic and
Gulf States. On the negro is place4
the responsibility for the presence
of the disease In the United States.
Dr. Stiles said that the hookworm
found here has been traced to the
west coast of Africa. "and it un
doubtedly was brought here by the
In this connection Dr. Stiles
called attention to the fact that
while the negro had given to the
whites the hookworm, tuberculosis
had been presented tO the negro by
the whites and today the death rate
from consumption among the n
gres of the South is three times the
toll of the disease among the whites.
Twenty-five per cent of the cot
ton mill employes of the South are
infected with the hookworm. said
Dr. Stiles. who based the statement
on personal visits made to 28 mills
in North and South Carolina. Geor
gia. Florida. Alabama and Mississip
p1. The mills in the sand sections
of these States show much higher
percentage of infection than do toose
of the Piedmont or clay sections. In
the mills of Atlanta the infection
was found to be less than five per
In some of the rural communi
ties of the South. where there is an
I absolute lack of sanitary conditions.
90 per cent of the inhabitants are
Dr. H. F. Harris. of Atlanta. to
whom Dr. Stiles referred as the first
man to recognize the hookworm in
the United States, was choseu chair.
man of the conference. At the af
ternoon session Dr. Harris discussed
the treatment of the disease. He
declared it to be most susceptible
Dr. George Dock of -u!a.e uni
versity described the symptomology
of the disease and a paper on "The
Pathology of Uncinariasis" was read
by Dr. Newton Evans of Nashville.
Ten, "Excessive Waste of Ameri
can Life." was the subject of an
interesting address by F. F. Ritten
house of New York, president of the
Provident Savings ifte Assurance so
eety. At night Dr. Stiles delivered
a stereoptican lecture, depicting the
sanitary conditions at the cotton
mills and other places visited by him.
More thtan 200 physIcians and rep
resentatives of life insurance com
panies and commercial organizations
from all sections of the United States
are in attendance.
WOMAN'S SLAYER CO)NFESSS,
Mmrdeer of Governess Near Pough
keepsie Owns Up.
In the presence of his mother.
Frank Schermerhorn, lying on his
cot at Vassar Hospital Monday night.
confessed to Under Sheriff Fred
Hornbeck that he alone was respon
sible for the death of Sarah Brym
lar, the governess who was found
strangled to death at the Compton
home at Millbrook last Thursday
morning. Schermorhorn says he was
drunk at the time and did not know
w.hat he was doing.
Just as Schermerhorn finished his
confession, his mother fainted.
Schererhorn says he was very
drunk the night of the crime; re
members being in the room with~
Sarah Brymer, but does not remem
ber what he did.
"I did not intend to commIt mur
der," said Schermerhorn, according
to the officials. "but I only Intended
it' for a scare. O) alone am respon
sible and no one else is concerned
LOST 98.36O HOI'RS OF SLEEP.
Ijued Man Now Shows a Reversal
and Can't Keep Awake.
Physicians in Detroit. Mich., hare
found an enigma In Henry Stephen.
for many years watchman at the
Kalmazoo Stove works. Thirty
three years ago he was struck on
the head by a falling brick. The
wound healed but left Stephen in a
sleepless condition. He never clos
ed an eye in sleep i0. all those years.
losing a total of 98.360 hours. fir
uring 'eiglt hours of slumber in
every 24 hours of life.
A few weeks ago Mr. Stephen fell
on a slippery pavement and Injured
his head again. Now he wants to
sleep all the time.
Man Burned in Brick Oven.
Burned to a crisp and beyox~i
recnition. even as to race, the body
of a man was found a few days ag'
in an oven under a drying room or
the Chattanooga River Brick Comn
pany near Chattanooga. Tenn., by
an engineer searching for leaks in
steam pipes In the oven- Officers
believe that the man was murdered
and his body placed In the oven to
hide the crime. There Is no clue
as to the dead man's identity.
Insane Patient Wins a Cow.
Ray Spoenbergh, aa Inmate of the'
New York insane asylum at Middle
town. N. Y., won second price in the
contest conducted by Dr. Thomas
Darlngton, health commissioner, for
the best essay on "How can clean
tnd wholesome milk be produced at
east cost for the Ne~w York market.
rhe prize is a $200 fullbred Jersey
Men Lashed to Steamer's Rigging.
A dispatch from Marshfleld. Ore..
syn the wrecked steamer Czarina
as plainly visible from shore a few
Lays ago and half a dozen men could
seen lashed to the rigging of the
5OME HOT STUFF1(
memortic Congresman Files Sensation- As
al Charges About
USE OF PUBLIC MONEY G
Hitchcock Declares to House Corn- T
mittee That Funds of the Interior
Department Were Improperly Used
in Paying Private Travelling Ex
penses of Ballinger's Nephew.
Somewhat waning interest In the
investigation of the so-called Bal- G
linger-Pinchot controversy was
quickly revived in congress Monday
by sensational charges against Sec
retary Ballinger. of the interior de- 14
partment. and other officials, filed J
by Representative Hitchcock. (Dem
ocrat). of Nebraska, with the com- b
mittee en expenditures in the interi- p
or department, and incidentally by s
the senate's adoption of the investi- t
gation resolution agreed upon In con- a
ference. The house will adopt the r
The most important allegation of
Mr. Hitchcock is that funds of the I
Interior department were improper- (
ly used In paying private traveling
expenses af Secretary Ballinger' i
nephew. The secretary and other
oftlcals of the Interior department
will be subpoenaed before the house t
committee on expenditures to whic2 I
Mr. Hitchcock's charges were ad- 1
The statement asaerts that when
Mr. Ballinger became commissioner
of the general land office. the po
sition he held before entering the I
cabinet, he reduced the salary of <
Law Clerk Wright so that Judge
Wright's $2.000 salary "could b
given to Jack Ballinger. his nephew.
not under the title of law clerk. but
under the title, created by Mr. Bal
linger's order. of confidential clerk.
I have been told Wright died of dis
appointment and humiliation soon
Jack Ballinger remained a year
in the service, the statement says.
his manner of living, about the time
his uncle resigned. in March, 1908.
being alleged to illustrate "the reck
less expenditures of the land of
"It was announced." the statement
goes on to say, "that young Jack
Ballinger was leaving the land of
fice to resume law practice In Se
attle. In order that he might re
celve a final rake-off he was desig
nated as special temporary Inspec
tor of offices, an evident outrage
on the treasury. This enabled him
to draw traveling expenses from
Washington to Seattle and a per
diem also. Within two weeks after
he reached Seattle. he resigned, as
understood in advance, and resumed
law practice, Including, of course.
practice before the land offce out
there and also in Washington.
Mr. Hitchcock declared this to be
only one of many outrages on the
treasury which can be' found. The
statement was presented by Mr.
Hitchcock at a meeting of the comn
mittee called to permit him to sub
stantiate his charges of extravagance
in the Interior department
The committee decided ~.o issue'
subpoenas on Secretary Bailinger.
Commissioner Dennett, of the gen
earl land offce, and all others inter
ested in the charges to appear as
witnesses before the committee next
Wednesday morning. The affdavits
alleges improper use of the million
dollar appropriat~on "for the pro
tection of the public domain, mount
ing Into the tens of thousands of
dollars." the erection of a "certain
large brick chimney for a land of
fice at considerable expense." "the
empolyment of some eighty ad
ditional clerks." "salaries Increased,
and in one case at least doubled."
out of thIs million dollar fund (cit
ing the case of Chief of the Field
Service Schwartz as this Instance),
long expense bills, which "cover
long ext: .tcts from the newspaper
sent In by traveling representatives
of the general land offce, selection
of special agents not at all qualified.
Mr. Hitchcock sunggests to the
committee that certain employees of
the general land offce be called to
furnish specifie information, explain
ing that he was "persona non-grata'*
with the interior department, and
that the committee was In a better
position to obtain the facts concern
ing odd clerks performing ordinary
clerical duties, not connected in any
way with the protection of the pub-'
lie domain, though so protected.
Concerning the offce of chief of
the field servIce. occupied by H. H.
Schwartz, the affdavit alleges that
position was created for Mr.
Schwarts without warrant of law, his
salary being raised from $ 2.000 as
special agent to $4,200 as chief of
ield service, or $700 more than his
immediate superior, the assistant
commissioner. His messenger's sal
ary was raised from $720 a year to
$900, it Is alleged, although all other
land office cessengers receive the low.
er rate out of the regular fund.
Mr. Hitchcock reco-amended inves
tigation of statements made In an
annymous letter to him that de
cared Mr. Ballinger's system of files
has "so mixed, confused, befogged.
the clerks, files and records that
there is now absolutely no one who
knows anything about anything that
appertains to the offce." requiring
over 100 clerks, against 15 under
the old system.
The fiery flames that followed the a
llhting of a stove by oil fatally
burned Mrs. Tom Creemer in her e
home in Girard( Ala.. a few days b~
ago, causing the most excruciating e
agony to the dying woman. Mrs. n
Creemer attempted to pour oil inp
th stova to start the fire. The b
oil ignited. bursted The gallon can b
and covered the womnan with the
Mis~s Rtephan Gets Verdict
A jury in th.' United States Cou-t c<
it Norfolk. Va.. Monday awarded it
$15.000 damages to Miss Mamie s.
Rephan. c-t Charleston. S. C.. :Lainst 'T
:he Norfolk and Portsmouth Trat
ion Company. Miss Rephian lost a fia
e under the- whe.els of an electric IN
ar in 19O8. and sued for $30.000. ti:
EN. ROBT. E.LE
See by a Gallant Union Soldier
While a Prisoner of War
EN. LEE'S FAME FIXED
beir Senseless Censures of an Ac
complished Fact Brings Ridicule
on the Grand Army of the Re
public, Fays Lieut. Col. Walrous.
the Union Soldier Referred To.
The following graceful tribute to
en. Robt. E. Lee is paid by Lieut.
lol. Walrous. who was a gallant
nion officer during the war. in a
nter to the Louisville Courier
ournal Lieut. Col. Walrous says:
In a battle to the left of Peters
urg, in Gen. Grant's closing cam
,aign, one of Gen. Lee's soldiers
hot my horse, and a dozen more of
hem, a few feet away, with guns
.imed where they would do me the
ost harm. if discharged, demand
4 a surrender.
Within three-quarters of an hour
stood face to face with the great
When. in a gentle voice, full of
ympathy. he looked at a wounded
ew York major and asked: 'Are
ou badly wounded. major?" and
he major said he was, and Lee re
)ed: "I am sorry. I am sorry.
najor; take good care of him. gen
emen." I jotuind in saluting tuti
nemy's leader, a great man with a
entle. kindly heart.
A moment later the idol of the
onfederacy, with his staff and es
-ort. was hurrying to the field where
L portion of Gen. Warren's Fifth
:orps was driving the Confederate
Gen. McGowan's division back to
White Oak road.
I have related these incident3 fr.r
the purpose of saying that while they
led to a growth of admiratian for
the man Lee and the Gen. Lee. the
man and the gone-a! who at the
most critical moment of his military
life could ask a dying soldier what
he asked the New York major, and
then, with as much sympathy as a
fond mother might address a dying
son. say. "I am sorry. I am sor ry.'
has nothing whatever to do with my
firm belief that no Northern soldier
r citizen should raise a voice or put
an obstacle in the way of placing
a statute of Gen. Lee in the hall of
fame at Washington. There are
many reasons why I give expression
to this belief. In the first place
the law of congress gives each Stat.
the right to place in the hall of
fame statutes of two persons chosen
by the State. Nothing is said as to
how the statites shall be made
how clad. What pleased Illinois
should have been accepted. Wiscon
sin chose Pere MarQuette. and in
the garb of a Catholic missionary
priest. A few people criticised Wis
cousin for the selection. particularly
the garb to which the statue appear
ed, but Wisconsin had her way, as
she should have done.
Virginia. without a dissentins
voice, chose George Washington and
Robert E. Lee. Does it not go with
out saying that these are two of
the greatest Virginians?
It is insisted by some that the
statue of Gen. Lee should no ex
hibit the Confederate uniform. Vir
giia chose Lee in his uniform and
Washington in his.
Unquestionably it was a source
of real pleasure to every Virginian
who *served under Gen. Lee. anc
to every living Confederate soldier,
and the South generally that Vir
ginia desired that the statute of
Gen. Lee should show In :he uni
from of the great general they lit
tie less than worshiped and her
soldiers willingly fought under.
As a Northern soldier I am frank~
to say that in this late day. nearly
half a century after Gen. Lee's sur
render at Appomattox. where he and
his soldiers were so generously
treated by another great American
general, to whom he surrendered that
I am glad to see the old Confeder
ates who followed Lee made glad.
What harm can come from making
them glad? What danger is there
in the gray uniform? It is but a
memory. It makes Gen. Lee none
the less one of the very first gen
erals of the American republic. of
the world, who, before wearing that
uniform, had honored the United
State. as but few officers of his rank
had ever honored it
If I have long been of the belief
that t was a good thing for the
country to make that gigantic test
f the '60s, I do not censure my.
self for strongly advocating the al
lowing or Virginia to do just as
ihe pleases. under, the law, in the
natter of the two statues in the
Rall of Fame. I do not censure my
elf: for being glad that the statues
f those two great men, great soi
lers, and the best known type of
Christian gentlensen, gladdens the
earts of Lee's soldiers and the
outh generally. I do not censure my
'elf; for sincerely regretting the ac
.ion of members of the Mlichigan
.yal legion in urging congress not
o permit the statue of Gen. Lee. in
he Confederate uniform, to be un
eled in the Hall of Fame. I do
ot censure myself. With deep re
ret I lament the unwise, not to say
inpatriotic, action of a handful of
rand Army men In Chicago. who
oig~ed the afMichigan Loyal legion
:2embers in demanding that congress
revent the placing of the Lee statue
t the Hall of Fame. It was in
ad taste. I regret it because it
till bring ridicule upon the Grand
army of the Republic and the North
rn soldiers geverally. I regret it
ecause before this century is gone~
very descendant of the Michigan
en and the Chicago men who
laced themselves in a position to
e ridiculed and condemned will
lush when their action is recalled.
Conduct of that charact'or by
orthern soldiers belittles them in
e eyes of most of the public.
We should not forget that this
untry is as much the South's as
is the North's. That she has the.
ime rights that the North has.
hat our dag is their flag: that they,
r as ready in '9S to assist in
hting the country's battles as th
orth was, and that no portion of*
e country would respond mtore
HAVE LOST MOST
GULF STATES SUFFERED MOST
BY THE BAD WEATHER.
Hester's Analysis of Movement
Shows Decrease From Last Year
of 1,600,40- Bales.
A New Orleans dispatch says
Secretary Hsster's analysis of the
cotton movements for the four
months of the season, from Sepem
ber 1 to December 31. Inclusive.
shows that compared with the crop
movement last year the State of
Texas has brought into sight this
season. in round figures. 714.000
bales less: oth,- Gulf States, which
include Arkansas. Louisiana. Mis
sissippi. Tennessee. Missouri and
Oklahoma. have marketed S34.000
less, and the group of Atlantic
States which include North and
South Carolina. Georgia, Florida,
Alabama and Virginia, have market.
ed 52.000 less, making the decreast
in the amount marketed 1,600,000.
Mr. Hester shows the amouni
brought into sight by groups o!
States for the four months of the
season as follows:
Texas. 1.796.814 bales, a decreasi
under last year of 714.312. an in
crease over year before last of 719.
651. and a decreaseunder the sam'
time in 1906 of 617.254.
Other Gulf States. 1.927.172 baleq
a decrease under last year of 834.
2R4. a decrease under year befori
last of 365.689, and a decrease unde
same time in 1906 of 741.731.
Atlantic States. 3.376.451 bales
a decrease under last year of 51.
S06. an increase of year before las
of 45.709 and an increase of th,
same time in 1906 of 373.572.
Total crop in sight at close o
December. 7,110.427 bales, a de
crease under last year of 1.600.402
an increase over year before last o
399.671 and a decrease under th
same time in 1906 of 830.465.
The groups of States furnished I
round igures of the crops of las
year and year before last: From th
State of Texas last year 3,219.00(
and year before last 2.221.000; ott
er Gulf States. 4.300.000 last yeai
ar.d year before last 4.242,000; Al
lantic States. 5.666.000 last year an
5.109.000 yeare before last.
DIED AT HER POST.
Lived Sixty-Three Years In Chai
leston Orphan House.
The Post says Miss Catherine A:
nold, a teacher at the Charlesto
Orphan House. died a few days a&
at tnat institution, into which st
was entered as an infant of eightee
wionths on March 25, 1847, and I
which she half lived continuously fC
trearly sixty-three years.
After completing her indenture:a
a charge of the institution. Miss A
nold, in September. 1864. was al
pointed a teacher on the staff of ti
Orphans House, and has served i
that capacity for more than fort:
five years. She was one of the mo:
capable and efficient of the teac]
ing force of the institution, and he)
the affection of the children and Ll
confidence of the authorities In
Fromn her salary as a teacher
the Orphan House. Miss Arnold h.1
saved through the course of year
a comfortable sum of money. whi'
by bequest is to be disposed of
the benefit of St. Paul's churchk. te
Orphan House and certain grad cati
of the institution for whom she ha
a special it':-etiion.
TAGGED WILD DIKILLED~.
Shot Bird Labelled "Box 48, Kings
While hunting in the swamps<
Rocky River. east of Anderson Mo:
day afternoon. Mr. W. E. Bray kille
a large wild duck which had on on
of its legs an aluminum band heal
ing the inscription "Box 48, King'
ton. Ontario." Mr. Bray will at one
communicate with the address give:
A gentleman from Canada. who wa
at the Hotel Chiquola a few night
ago, said that not infrequentl
sportsmen around Kingston woul
calure wild ducks, and after mark
ing them, would turn themn loose
The duck was a good ways fro:
Occasionally a clergyman step
forward as an advocate of the liquo
trade. When that is the case
proves that he is suffering from
nad moral twist that needs sadl;
to be straightened. What connec
tion any such man can find betweei
drink and the righteousness he I
supposed to teach is beyond th
comprehension of the ordinary mor
It was announced Saturday on th~
New Orleans cotton exchange tha
Frank B. Hayne. for a decade one o
the biggest factors in the cotton fu
ture market, left for New f'ork witi
W. P. Brown, the bull leader. It
is understood a campaign for 20
ent cotton will be waged in New
Orleans. New York and Liverpool.
It is said that the first step in
the campaign for the re-election of
an insurgent Republican Congress
man is to prove that he shook his
fist in old man Joe Cannon's face.
mand great armies.
Has there been a president since
h.e wa-. had another war come, and
Roert E. Lee stil! alive and in con
dition to command, who would not
have selected him as the commander
of an army?~ Grant. SicKinley.
Haas. Garfield. Arthur. Cleveland.
Harrison. Roosevelt and Taft would
have counted them'selves lucky v.
secure his services. What Amer.
can would have responded more
promptly. or with a stronger desire
to serve his country, than Robert I-.
Le.'? This is only a supposition, but
i: is a perfectly sate supposition.
If alive, would Lincoln. Grant.
Sh-rman. Sheridan. Thomas. Warren.
Smith. Sedgwick. Howard. Logan.
Rosecrans. 31eade or any of the
great leaders of the Unioiz army.
approve of the clamor against :he
L- etatue fo.- theHall of Fame?
DOWN AND OUT
Former Republican Idol Arrested for
FALL OF J. N. HUSTON
He Made B-n Harrison President.
and for His Work He Hoped to n
Be a Cabinet Officer, but His :
Protege's Ingratitude in Dismiss
ing Him Broke His Heart.
The Indictment returned against
James N. Huston. of Indianapolis. n
Ind.. for fraudulent use of the -
United States mails, means that this a
once great power in Indiana and b
national politics has struck the bot
tom. There are thousands who sym- b
pathize with him in the present un
fortunate affair, thousands who have
symp-atiized with him ever since he ,
started on the decline, shortly after
the election of Benjamin Harrison as
president of the United States.
It was James Huston who elected
Harrison, practically an unknown
man, to the highest honor in the
gift of the people, and who worked
as no man has ever worked to elect
a president, only to have the ingrat
itude of Harrison break his heart.
The president told Huston, who wish
ed to be secretary of the treasury.
that he was not a big enough man
for the job, and made him merely
treasurer. Yet Huston was big
enough to accomplish the election of
Harrison. what no other man in the
country could have done.
Huston was elected state senator
in Indiana in 1884, though it was
a Democr-atic year. When Turple
was elected to the United States
senate over Benjamin Harrison. after
a long and exciting contest. Huston
was the manager of the Harrison
forces and regarded as the future
president's confidante and personal
friend. Going to the home of Mr.
Harrison on the day of Harrison's
defeat for the senate, he met Mrs.
Harrison with the prediction:
"Mrs. Harrison. they've beaten us
for the senate, but we'll nominate
and elect him president next year.'
Early in the spring of 18S Hus
ton was elected chairman of the Re
publican State Central committee and
at once he set about redeeming his
promise to Mrs. Harrison. His trst
move was to call the Indiana Re
publicans into a party love,feast.
which was fairely buoyant with Har
rison sentiment, and he then per
fected an organization for work in
n other States. Delegations were sent
East. West. North and South to con
fer with leading Republicans in the
e larger cities, and a bureau was es
n tablished at Washington.
n Harrison was a comparatively poor
iman at that time, and it is said that
Huston took upon himself all this
expense, left his business to be look -
l ed after by others, and seemed to
have but one ambiton-to make
|good his word to Mrs. Harrison.
CHarrison was nom~nated, mainly
'through these efforts, and then Hus
rton planned his campaign. It is
1estimated that this campaign for
~Harrison in Indiana cost $400,000
-not including what was spent at
"the election-and that $100,000 of
athe money came Out of Huston's
LtAs soon as Harrison's election be
dcame known Huston consulted his
-' friends and became an applicant for
~the position of secretary of the
0 treasury. He called the State corn
C mittee together for its Indorsemnent.
|~ but other Republicans argued against
d the committee making any recomn
mendations to the president-elect.
saying that he should be left free
to selct his own family of advisors
and that the action of the committee
, might embarrass him.
Huston was specIally hurt by the
reports that Harrison did not con
sider him big enough for the p"'e,
arnd when Mr. Windorn was called
and it became certaIn that he was
d to receive the secretaryship, Hus
ton's friends mnade no further ef
forts. More because he wanted to
prove that he could get recognition
than be-cause he wr.nted the offics
AHuston accepted the treasurship. but
he remained in Washington only a
short time. From this time on his
Sdecline was rapid and in a short time
She had lost al lhis money and nearly
all his friends.
EXPLOSION NEAR MAYE.SVILLE.
Four Men Hurt. One Fatally, by Ac
a cident in Saw Mill.
The boiier at Mr. Sam Boyl's saw'
mill, about four miles south of
Mayesville, exploded at 4:15 o clock
Thursday afternoon and at least one
of the victims is probably fatally in
The~ accident was due to carrying
110 pounds of steam in a boiler that
was supposed to be capable of car
ryinu a pressure of only eighty
pounds. The governor refused to
act, and when the pressure ran up
an attempt was mad& to fix it. but
while one of the hands was at work
on the governor the e'xplosion occur
red. The boiler was entirely demol
ished by the force of the explosion.
and fragments of it were scattered
over a space of three hundred yards.
The following wer: injur-d.
Mr. Sam Royle. badly bruised and
Joe Singleton, white, badly scald
ed and skull fractured: injuries
FRoss Simpson. white, scalded and
Lawrence Lowry, colored, bruised. s
II. 3. Hancock. white, sl:ghtly f
bruised on the arm. e
IAll of th.' injured. .ac.;t Mr. Han-n.
cock, were empl~loyed in the mill. I
''e wa passing the~ mill and had b
?';ped only for a few mintes wh.-n.
the explosion occurred. T ho
wounded mr-n w*ere inmediat,'ly tak
en to Mayesvilie. where they ree.---r
cu d eiri a:tt nion and had t h.-ir .y
wounds dir.essd. *
Bought your clo'.er :-d yet'
PBad tools will spoi be b- st work- n
Send for needed plow-irons now.a
so as to be ready. F
Attend a neighbor's vendue and l
DEATH IN A TUNNEL
FT.EN WORKMEN ARE ImLLED
BY AN EXPLOSION.
iarge of Nitro-glycerine Goes Off
Prematurely Force of Concussion
Slaying Fleeing Victims%.
Fifteen men .three of them Amert
ns, were killed late Friday after
>on by a premature explosion of
tor-glycerine in a tunnel which is
i form part of the great aqueduct
hich will carry water from the
suoland dam in the Katskills to
ew York city.
Five were terribly mangled. bur
'..re so near the mouth of the tun
el that they were rescued alive.1
he other 15 were found beneath
mass of rock and beris. literally
ammered by the force of the ex
losion into a bleeding mass of
eads. limbs and torsos.
It is believed that the explosion
-as caused by one of the workmen.
rho carrying a torch. tripped and
E!l, igniting a fuse and setting off
series of charges of nitro-glycer
The squad of 20 men who were
nvolved in the accident, having
rilled the holes and placed the ex
losive. were trooping from the ex
avation. 15. those who were killed.
n the rear. and five, all of whom
rere foreigners. in the lead. As the
ire neared the mouth of the tunnel
here was a terrific roar. the coun
ryside shook and the five foreign
-rs were hurled senseless to the
-round near the opening.
Inside death was instantanecus to
The contracting firm. L K. Everett
L Co.. employs 150 men in all, and
he premature explosion indicated
hat there had been a disaster. A
iundred laborers rushed to the tun
iel's mouth and after dragging forth
:he injured set to work clearing away
:he rock and earth to get at the
As the nitro-glycerine had beer
purposely set to shatter rock it did
not damage the tunnel's interioi
more than the contractors had plan
med and after two hours' work tb
bodies were reached. The sceni
was such as to preclude the possi
bility of identification except by i
roll-call of the firm's employes and
the list of dead had not been an
nounced at the time of this report.
There were exactly 20 mea It
the tunnel, however, the five wound
ed are accounted for, and. althougl
the tangled mr.as of humanity wa:
so grewsome as to make the count
ing of bodies almost impossible. I
is certain that the number of dea
will not exceed 15. Besides th<
three Americans there are amoni
the victims Itlalans. Hungarians an<
The scene of the accident was nes:
the top of a small mountain a mili
and a half southeast of Cold Spring
eight miles south of New York
The explosion marks the first seri
ous accident of any work connecte<
with the aqueduct.
GROWING DEM.AND FOR OO)TION
Dr. S. A. Knapp Points Out Increas
ing Demand for Raw MateriaL.
In his lecture in Mississippi th
other day, Dr. Seaman A. Knapi
head of the government demonstra
department, paints out the growing
demands of cotton and predicts wha
will be the consumption in the year
"Look for a moment at the in
creasing demand for cotton," salt
Dr. Knapp. "If youa note carefully
you observe that it has doubled onc
in about twenty-two years. If w
estimate 13.00,0.000 bales as a mini
mum supply on the part of th
United States for the world's cloth
ing at the present time, we go baci
itwenty-two yeras and find thai, a 1it
tle more than 6,.000,000 bales were
sufficient at that time, and twenty
two years prior to that 3.000,001
bales filled the demands, while twen
ty-two years before that 1,500.001
met the exigenices of trade.
"If we pursue the same line fo:
the future, we discover that in 193:
the world will require of us 26.000.
0't0 bales and in 1954. 52.000.004
bales of cotton must be produced it
the United Stu:es. Here Is one o
the most wonderful opportunities foi
wealth that has beer' known withii
the historic period. Our lands an<
climate are exce--dingly well adapte<
to the production of the fleecy staple
and the intelligence of the farmer:
of the South and their long experi
ence' with cotton have equipped then
to do the work and do it well.'
SHOT WHILl ON A HUNT.
yhoma~s Ta;:gert Shot Accidentally
by His Secretary.
Thomas Taggart. Democratic nat
onal commtitte'man. of Indiana, was
o'cid.entalvy shot while hunting with
:is private secretary. Harry Horton.
2er Fayett-. in Jefferson county,
udiana. Forty-two bird shot struck
dr. Taggairt in the face. right shoul
erandi che.st. and as a result, be
ides othe'r injuries, it is feared that
he sight of one .'ye will be destroy'
'd. Details of the accident were
:ot told in the dispatch received
ar:.y Thursday night. other than
hat .\r. Horton fired Len a covey
>f birds were flushed, th-e charge
trikinc his compaknion, who was in
he heavy underbrush.*
A Wonderful New Strawberry.
Howard's .'arly new straw berry.
ae h.'st yet introdiuced: plants
:rong. viz(;nous g-owers. free from
I1 diseaises: goodl plant maker.
'it' of the finest quality: heavy
'oper: tirm,. goodi carrier to distant
tarkets: best selln. It is a seed'
ng of th' w.-l-known Hoffman, but
r-te every' way than its paren'.
yata.loue. which is sont free for
m~ aski.r. ful a- dscrib,-s this berry
nd ', othr inds: 2l5 years expe
ener. Ad, saJohn Wi. Hail,
arion tation. Md.
("oast Line Freight Wrecked.
A fr:.:ht train was ditched a few
tys aonr the Atlantic Coast Line
an Mc'Iarlan.! stationl. N. C'. The
e-k w z::s.'cs- br s:,r-ading raili
h' brh'ig' ac'ross Little creek.
"ur ears loade'd with merchandise
ft th' track. The trainmen es
Fire Caume Pawi Mn Phl~depha Sirt
IVE LEAPED TO DEATH
Men and Women Frightened by
BI=e on Fourth Floor of BuIl'i
ang Forget Fire Escapes and
Window Ropes and Jump to
Ground Below, Five Being Killed.
At Philadelphia fire persons. four
girls and one man, leaped to their
death a few days ago in a panic
caused by a fire In the four-story
factory building at 208-10 Chancel
lor street. near Second and Walnut
streets. Five others received in
Jurnes from which they will prob
ably die, and many more or less
The dead are:
Morris Pessau. aged 28 years,
Clara Swart, aged 18. crushed by
Ida Greenburg. aged 20 years.
burned and crashed.
Rebecca Kaufman. aged 19 years,
Elizabeth Chachkin. aged 16 years,
burned and crushed.
The probably fatally injured are:
Rebecca Chachkin. aged 14 years,
fractured skull, internal injuries
Hyman Belokin, aged 25 years,
both legs and arms broken and prob,
able internal Injuries.
Sarah Cohen. seriously burned and
probably internally injured.
Philip Kolos, arm and both legs
Unidentified colored woman, over
come by smoke and flames.
Nearly all of the dead and severe
ly injured worked in the shirt waist
factory of Jc.eoh e"hachkin, which
occupied part of t e fourth floor of
- the bullding . Shachkin himself was
Injured. One of his daught-s is
dead ad another dying. A thi:d
daughter probably escaped a uke
- fate by being at home attending the
i mother, who is critically ill.
I Chachkin's force of operators was
- greatly reduced owing to the shirt
waist strike. Otherwise. it is be
i lieved the number of fatalities would
- have been even greater.
I The fames which originated in
; the elevator shaft on the fourth f-or
- ar supposed to have been cauned
t by the short circuiting of the elec
I tric motor, which ran the elevator.
* Although the A*4 spread rapidly.
; the employees of the other establish
I ments in the same building nearly
all managed to escape in safety.
r The girls and men In Chachkin's
D factory became panic-stricken and
jumped wildely from the fourth sto
Sry windows. Men on the street
-spread blankets over an awning to
I break the falls, but because of the
e dense smoke which filled the narrow
street, many fell to the pavement
.before these improvised fire nets
could be extended for them. The
- building was perfectly equipped with
fire escapes, and nearly every win
dow had a rope. These proved use
Sless, however, to the panic-stricken
shirtwaist makers. One man, ir.
*'ad of lowering the rope and
Ssliding down It, jumped from the
Swindow with the loose end in his
Bhands. He died with a fractured
uen11. Others had their hands
burned to the bone by their rapid
descent on the ropes.
The monetary loss is estimated at
WOMAN FOULLY SLAIN.
-Decapitated and Mutilated Body
Found in a Resort.
' The decapitated and mutilated
-body of a woman Identified as Anna
SFurlong, wa found in a room in a
resort at 50 West Seventeenth street,
SChicago. Friday. The head was
missing and the police believe that
rit was carried away by the murdere?
in an attempt to conceal the woman's
identity. The woman had evident
ly made a terrific struggle f~
life, as the room was foundgm great
disorder, chairs, tables and other ar
ticles being thrown about. The
body was cov-ered with a night-gown,
which was cut and torn in several
places. The police think that the
woman had been dead for several
hours. When found, the body was
disemboweled and parts of the hair
and scalp w'ere scattred about the
room. The body was Ident!fied by
other inmates of the place who said
that the woman had lived there for
sev eral weeks.*
Y 1oung Woman Strangles Herself
With Her Own Apron.
Miss Minnie Finkensted: commit
ted suicide in Atlanta on Friday.
She was a native of Walhalla and
leaves three brothers. William Fred
erick and Charles Finkenstedt, of
Wahalla. and a sister, Miss Dora
Finkenstedt, of Atlanta, surviving.
All are known In Charleston. the
family having moved to WValhalla
with early &ettlers of Walhalla from
that city. The deceased was about
40 years of age and had for several
years been employed in Atlanta at
the Piedmont Hotel. She- took her
own life at her home, having used
her apron with which to strangle
herself. She had been in poor
health for quite a while.
Gives Way to Teddy.
Congressman Cocks, of N.-w York.
Friday declared himself ready to re
tire from congress to make way for
Thodore Roosevelt, who, according
to report may d..cide~ to round out his
public career in congress upon his
r~turn from Africa.*
If you would have the town a-!
vance in which you liv.- t wo thing
are necessary-faith and enxthozd
asm. Faith in the' posiilitie-s of
the place and an enthuzdasm whichi
reflects itself in ,-arne'st work to
make the possibihlries actual.
Douthing and indifference never
buIlt up any plac-..
The worst bedfellow in the world