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VOL.X MA]NLNG, S. C. WEDNESDAY, APRIL
Camm is Se Ffeeb
bo Sigm Pardon Before the Opin
sm of the Supreme Court Subtain
tsg the Verdict of Guinty in the
Lower Coert a Read to the Ead
by the Judges.
A dispatch from Nashvile, Tean..
ays a sensation equalling toat which
In~famed in November. 1908. when
former United States Senator Ed
ward Ward Carmack was shot anJ
killed on a prominent street In Nash
vue. was created by the pardoving
by Governor X. R. Patterson. Wed
nesday of COl. Duncan B. Cooper.
who, with his son, Robin J. Coper.
was convicted of the murder of Ca'
The Issuance of the pardon on the
Governor's own Initiative witbout a
formal petition before him. followed
quickly the reading of the opinion
of the Tennessee Supreme Court at
frming the.verdict of guilty in the
cawe of COl. Cooper. under sentence
of twenty years in the penitentiary.
and reversing the lower Court In
the case of Robin Cooper. who was
sentence to a like period for the
Governor Patterson wrote the full
pardon for CoL Cooper and ied it
with the Secretary of State. while
Chief Justice Beard was yet read
ing a dismenting opinion in the case
of Col. Cooper. In a statement giv
s to the mreas almost immediately.
the Governor said: "In my opinion
neither of the defendants is guity.
and they have not had a fair and
tmpartial trial. but were convicted
contrary to the law and the evi
The news of the Court's action
and that of the Governor in pardon
g Col. Cooper spread quickly over
the city. causing Intense excitement
ad heated diseassion by numerous
groups ef partisans. The conviction
and sentence of CoL Cooper was af
3rms by & divided Court. In an
entirely different line- up of the Jus
ties, the Court split as to the guHt
o;Robin Cooper. by a vote of 3-to 2. 1
thoalower Court bein reversed and4
the ease remanded for a new .trial. I
eThe reversal in the case of Robin I
Cooper bo bad on nuslngmemte of I
error in the trial Judge's failure to I
charge seperately as to Robin Coop
ers theory of self-defence. I-ikiny
the defece of the two defendants
together: escluding testimony of i
Gocernor Patterson as to talks with
Robin Cooper. and advice given him
as to Cal. Cooper beLoa the tragedy:
and the amission on cross eagmina-1
tion of Robin Cooger as to the in
tet of certain State's winasns In
testifying as to certain 'Incidents.
Cal. Cooper ianstill at the Cap-I
ital when th# pado n setered in1
' the Scanatare et ~Steat' offie. He1
was as cam and even cheerful.l
thog tall, as if he had received
an acquittaL. The reversal in his
5on's eae seemed to interest and
please him to the .excluslon of his1
--I wanted Robin's vindication
more than I wanted a pardon." was
-his smiling remark, when told of
the Governor's scion In 'behalf of
himself. Leaving the crowds gath
eredt about him, he entered a car
riage with his daughter. Mrs. iLectur
E. Burch. and& his sister-tn-law; Mrs
James C. Bradford, and accompanied
by agarshall IRobert Marshall, was
driven to the county jail, where for
~mdities in the conection with the
pardon were gone through with and
he was released. He reached the
jail at 2:20 P. It., leaving there
about 2.30 for the residence of his
daughter. Mrs. Burch. Robin Coop
er is under a $25.000 bond. His
friends freely predict that he wl
not again be arrained for trial
Should he be. It would be a most
diffcult undertaking to secure a juryv
in Davidson County under the Iaw's
'The opinions were read before P
*Court room packed to suffocatIon.
the corridors being crowed with those
unable to gain entrance. Every wore
was listened to with breathless In
terest. and the scene was a memor
able one. It marked an epoch ir
not only the legal annals of the~
State. but the political as well. The
Democratic party of Teanesqee has
been rest into bitter factions ove:
the prohibition question, and as
wheel within a wheel. "the Cooper
case'- bas played a consplcos part.
-Cooper is the close friend and al
lered political adviser of Patterson.
who Is the leader of the anti-prohi
bition forces in Tennessee. CarmacL
was the chief of the prohibition
was the cheif of the prohibition move
ment. Patterson was a most impor
tant witness for the defence at the
trial of the Coopers for the killing 01
Carmack. was the outcome of politi
cal machinintion. Now on the verge
of an election of judiciary, the Su
preme Court was called on to pass
finally upon the case over which.
*t seems. the party factions have ac
tually aligned themselves on one
side or the other. For si'xty-nine
dasys the Court had the case and the
State has been on the tip-toe of
expectancy as opinion days came and
went witout its being referred to.
#The announcement at last showed
an interesting status to those famil
t with the intricacies of the politi'
al situation. Chief Justice Beard and
Justices M.cAllster and Bell reversed
the case as to Robin Cooper: Jur,
tiees Neill and Shields dissenting
Justices Shields, McAllister and Nei
confirm as to Co. Cooper: Chiel
Justice Beard and Justice Bell dis
Th Suptemea Court ws mori
..4.l. dmYMd than It ever was be
KICK ON RING RULE
SOME REPUBLICANS INDULGE IN
About the Corruption Abroad in the
Land and the Great Need of a
frhe annual dinner of the Repub
lican Club of Neida county. N. Y..
was held Wednesday evening and at
tended by 700 men, for the most part
anti-organization men. The speak
ers Included Charles J. Bonaparte.
former attorney-general of the Unit
ed States; William H. Hotchkiss.
state superintendent of insurance.
r.nd Congressman George W. Nor
ris. of Nebraaka.
Former Assemblyman Merwin K.
Hart. president of the league, in his
introductory remarks. said the peo
ple are as hard to fool as -in Lin
coln's time, and "were not deceived
by the Payne-Ald.ich bill, and are
tired of continued disclosures about
politicians for revenue only."
(Mr. Bonaparte's address ras an
analbsis of the methods of bosses
and rings. a protest against the
methods of both and a plea for re
turning political power to the peo
"The mass of our citizens habi
tually come to the polls. not to
choose their rulers. but to record a
preferance between nominees of two
usurping monopolies." he said.
Mr. Bonaparte declared leaders
"have made their trade so dangerous,
odious and noisome that againt It
every force that makes for righteous
ess must be directed tomorrow as
It should be today."
Superintendent Hotchkiss follow
ed and after referring to the me&
mge -sent to the legislature by Gov
ernor Hughes for an investigation
)f legislative practices and proceed
mre and also to a recent speech by
the governor voicing the public de
mand "for the uncovering of the
ecret places of political power and
egislative favor." said:
"Thus within a week have two
blows been struck at a system
rather a system with a system-of
which New Yorkers have become
weary. Executives of great states
to not speak thus without ocrem'
"Through what a period have we
been passing? Until recent years
:onsiderations "an the siJ ' seem to
have been smiled at by the cynical;
2e boasts of some of theas in bi-l
n-sm tatas led tnward s-:v.ra! rf
he disolecurez ;: !he In.'aicY now
:losing. What an atmoa.in- re was
wa that of tho capital :ct-'-said
e witness "this in not a Sunday
chool. this Is Albany'-where grpft
as been a subject for joking and the
listributors of it honored in song.
"A:-.d what shall be said of peo
ple whose action at the polls or in
anienton has made suczh things
posble? Each decade of late bias
een the menctive grow stronger, the
hegislature weaker: each decade the
people have become m'are satisfied to,
ust a man, not merely to execute.
but even at times to make the lawa.
gehe current just now is stronger
han ever before. Impressed by the
orrupt practices t -the few, the
lain people are beginning to doubt
the reliability of the legislative
branch. Stories from Mississippi's
ontest In lurid vigor with those
!rom Pittsburg: New Jersey's of late.
east n shadow even the daily tales
bout New York. Carried to the ul
timate. the present distress of pop
ar representation in city council, in
state legislature, yes, even in the
Federal congressmen's. sooner or
tater a practical despotism. a chier
tainhip which, while still elective.
has yet all of the dangers against1
which the father taught. God for
bid that the government should thus
"And so I take It our governor
was looking far into the future when
he asked a 'thorough and unsparing
investigation into legislative process
es and procedure.' What the pen
pe want is, however, not so much
a current resolution as a concur
rent revolution, an overturn in meth
,ds, perhaps, rather than in men.
So be It."
Tripped a Burglar.
At Fort Wayne, Ind.. her two lit
tie girls and a masked burglar. tumb
ling down the stairway together.
aowled over Mrs. 0. H. Baird. who
was standing at the foot of the stairs
holding a lamp late Monday night.
The burglar dashed frantically back
pstairs. leaped throurh a rear win
dow and fled, empty handed. The
-hildren. going up to bed. had come
into collision with buritlar and tri-pp
ed him in their wild effort to retreat
A Young Swindler.
A thirteen year old white girl ham
been arrested in Greenville county
for raising a two dollar bill to $2C
and sending the money to Sears. Roe.
buck and Company and ordered falst
hair and some other articles. Hel
father put up bond for her appear
ance in court.
Short on Cash.
J. Alex Gordon. the alleged de
faulting assistant cashier of t~e Ger
mania Savings bank of Charlestol
was arrested Firiday afternoon o1
the charge of being short is his ac
counts to the extent of $10l.52b.23
The warrant was sworn out by Stat
Bank Examiner Wilson.
fore. Two of the most elaborat
opinions ever rendered were hande
down, and neither one of then
strange to say, actually accomplisl
ed result intended by the opinlo
Iitself or the Justice who wrote I
Justice John K. Shields read an opit
ion covering 72 typewritten page
amng the judgments of the Coul
below in althings In this Just
- a cian aurred
ILLED BY CNWK
LATER CONVICT WAS SHOT T(
DEATH BY OFFiCERS.
A Maddened Mob of Two Thousman
Seized the Outlaw's Dead Body
and Strung It Up.
At Meridan. Miss, former Sheriff
J. R. Temple was shot and killed
Wednesday by Tom O'Neil, a negro
prisbner. Deputy Jailer Boutwell
was serving breakfast, when he was
assaulted by O'Neii. the latter In the
scuffle securing Boutwell's pistol.
Temple. w.ho was the jailer, went
to the assistance of his deputy and
was shot and instantly killed with
Boutwell's pistol. O'Neill and anoth
er negro prisoner. escaped to the
basement of the Jail, carrying the
weapon with them and deled ar
Later O'Neil was sbot and killed
by .the officers after he had fired
"our shots at them without effect.
O'Neil's companion. George Williams.
a negro. was shot in the leg.
A maddened crowd of nearly 2,
000 people cook the body of O'Neill.
who was expiring, from the officers.
carried it to a telephone pole about
a block distant, where it was strung
up. After cut, the negr - clothing
saturated with kerosene and set on
Are, but was rescued from the mob
after the clothing had been burned
from the body.
George Williams was placed in a
cell after O'Neii had been killed.
The men insisted on securing him.
but no assault has been made on
Judge Buckley. who is holding
court, in an address counselled mod
eration. and it is not believed that
further efforts will be made to lynch
Williams, although great excite
ment prevails. Mr. Temple was one
of the most prominent citizens in
TRIED TO KILL MOTERMM
Yong White Man Indged In the
Because he threatened to kill his
own widowed mother, young Sadler
Gilleste is in the Columbia Jail upon
charges preferred 17ghis uncle. The
case has excited cgzslderable Inter
est for the family is well connqcted
and prominent in social circles.
Young Gillespie. a few weeks ago.
flourished a carving knife in his
hand and police officers were called
in to prevent his harming members
of his family. He was not arrested
then on the plea of his mother. but
a repitition of his threats caused his
uncle. Mr. B. M. Tngflsh. to take the
matter up with the result that the
roung man was arrested late Thurs
ay. Gillespie. who is well known
round town. is only about i8 years
WITHOUT ANY WEAIPON.
Single-Handed Whipped Fifteen Un
Seeing a gang of tramps burning
:rosties at their camp near Willows.
Cal.. Monday afternoon. H. W. Sher
idan. a Southern Pacific superinten
tent, stopped his special train to In
estigate. One of the tramps. who
appeared to be the leader, objected
to the intrusion, whereupon Sheri
dan knocked him down. That pre
ipitaed a free-for-all fight and Sher
idan found himself battling single
banded with 15 brawny knights of
the road. Before the train crew
could reach the ecene. Sheridan with
kicks and blows had routed the en
tire crowd. The leader was knock
ed down four times. Sheridan used
to be a brakeman In Utah and Ne
vada, where he was a terror to hobos.
BILBO HAS CLOSE CALL.
His Expulsion from Senat$ Prevent
ed by One Vote.
By a margin of one vote short of
the required two-thirds majority. 2S
to 15. the Mississippi Senate. now in
session at Jackson, early Thursday
rejected a resolution to expel State
Senator Theodore Bilbo, who claims
that he accepted a bribe of $645 in
exchance for his promise to change
his vote from former Governor Jas.
K. Vardaman to United States Sena
tor Leroy Percy during the recent
Senatorial contest. The acceptance
of the money. Bilbo explained, was tc
secure evidences of Irregularity in
connection with the contest for the
United States Senatorship.
AETOISTS COME TO GRIEF.
Machine Turns Turtle Near Gaffney
and Injures Four.
While F. H. Knox. of Spartauburg
superintendent of the street railwa.:
company: President Smith. of the
Merchants and Planters Bank: Dr
C. A. Jefferies and- W. F. Smith. o
Gaffney. were on their way t> (;*o
ton Shoals. in Mr. W. F. Smith~
car, the mach!ie went into a ditch
a mile from Gaffney. and turned tur
tIe, which resulted in painful. thougl
not serious. injuries to all the occu
pants. Mr. Knox received the mos
painful injury of any of the party
his shoulder and wrist being badl;
SPolicemen Mus't Pay Debts.
Atlanta policemen must either pa
their debts or leave the force. Fo:
lowing the suspension of two p~
trolmen several days ago the boar
of police commissioners announce
that similar action would be takE
-tin all cases where policemen wer
found to be delinquent in meetin
Paon Broadside Wut Thtsts and Ieuew
lies of Al ids.
LAUDS UP J iRSON
As the Great .eader of the People
and a Safe One.-Saya Presidwat
Taft's Speech on Lincoln Sustaans
Position of the Advocates of Free.
Silver in the Nineties.
The letter of William J. Bryan.
written from Brazil and read Wed
nesday night before the Democrats
who attended the Jefferson Day ban
qu-t at New York and those at a
similar function In Indianapolis was
"I thank you for the Invitation to
the Jefferson Day Banquet While
I shall not Teturn to the United
States in time to attend. I can join
with you in spirit the more heartily
because of what I have learned by
visiting other countries. I have seen
everywhere the inguence exerted by
his teachings. In the nation in which
I am just now sojourning I find illus
trations of his idea of conquest. He
contended that we should conquer
the world with our Ideals rather than
with arms. and in this sense. we are
egecting a conquest of Brazil. Her
constitution Is modelled after ours;
she .has copied from us the federal
system of government, which united
local control of local affairs with na
tional supremacy: her lag, like ours,
has a star for each state, and her
school system is being made to con
form more and more to ours. These
victories, too, cement friendship, in
stead of arousing enmity. Hall to
Jefferson. the world's schoolmaster.
whose views continue their majestic
march around the earth.
"But In our country, as well as
abroad, his principles are triumph
ing. He taught that the art of gov
ernment Is the art of being honest
and each new investigation proves
the folly of those who refuse to
learn of him.
"He was the foe of monopoly in
every form and his name Is the one
which can with most propriety be
Invoked when the trusts are attack
ed and when a contest is being wag
ed for the application of the prin
ciples of poplar government.
"I am so far away from home that
I am not fully Informed as to the
recent events. but have Just read of
one Jeffersonian victory, namely, the
selection of an investigating commit
tee by the house instead of by the
speaker. and. better still. oach party
selected its memnbera of th commit
tee. This establishes an important
precedent. which. If followed. will
make investigations real and effec
"I notice, also, that we seem like
ly to win a victory against the meat
trust. Monopoly prices at last have
provoked a popular protest and now
that the people are looking for a rem
edy there Is hope that they will ac
cept the Democratic party. It is not
unnatural that they should use the
boycott, even If they punish them
selves while they are inflicting pun
ishment on their oppressors; but I
am sure they will, in the end. find
legislation more satisfactory than ab
stenance from meat and join the
Democrats In declaring a private
monopoly-not the meat trust only.
hut every private monopoly-Inde
fensible and Intolera-ole.
"But there Is another item of
news, which has just come to my
dtention. President Taft, in his
iLincoln speech at New York. Febru
ary 12. attributed the present high
prices mainly to the increase In the
production of gold and the conse
quent enlarg"ment of the volume of
money. Tilis unes~pected indorse
ment of our party's proposition In
1896. when we demanded more
money as the only remedy for fall
ing prices, is very gratifying. How
valuable that admission would have
been to us If had been made during
the campaign of that year when the
Republican leaders were denying
that the volume of money had any
Influence on prices, and asserting
that It did not matter whether we
had much or little, provided It was
"We may now consider the quan
tative theory of money established
beyond dispute and proceed to the
consideration of other qutestions. But
the president and his predecessor
admitted the correctnes5s of the Dem
ccratic position on so many ques
tions that further argument Is hardly
necessary on any subject, we mas
now take judgeme~nt against the Re
publican party by confession.
"Please present my complimenti
to the Democrats assembled In mem
ory of the Sage of Monticello. J
take for granted that your gathering
will not adjurn without the adoptior
of a resolution urging the ratifica
tion by all the States of the incom4
tax amendment to the federal con
"The time Is ripe for a return
Jefferson principles and I trust th4
representatives of our party wil
Smake a record which will secure us:
majority at the coming congression
- al elections. With that advantag
i gained, the Democrats will have a~
- opportunity to outline a program
t and with a program in harmony wilj
.Jeffersonian Ideas, the Democr~ac
y will enter the presidential camipaig
with promise of success."
Arrested for Murder.
r Mary Washington. of Savannal
- Ga.. a negress. who was struck b
- the automobile of Alfred Marshal
d a well known Savannah man, die
d jMonday. Her husband, who we
fl struck at the same time, died las
e week. Marshall Tuesday was arres
& ed the second time charged wit
muzdec Ha wa slaased on bond
LYNCHED TWO NEGROES
FIVE WHITE MEN ARE CHARGEL
WITH THE CRIME.
Warrants Are Sworn Out for their
Arrest by Two Negro Women and
Sheriff Makes the Arrest.
Quite a sensation was created at
Ashburn. Ga.. Friday when the news
of the killing of two negro men
near Ambroy. about four miles north
of that place. was received there.
Later on in the day warrants were
sworn out by two negro wcmen and
charged five prominent white men in
that section of the county with the
The negroes who were killed were
Albert Royal and Charley Jackson.
The verdict of the coroner's jury
was delivered sealed and nathing Is
known of its action.
The trouble is said to have start
ed over an alleged criminal assault
near Ashburn about two weeks ago.
Charley Jackson. one of the negroes.
was arrested at the time charged
with criminal assault on a white
woman, but was released on ball.
The other negro. Albert Royal. is
said to have signed the bond of the
accussed man. After having kept
silent about the matter for a time.
the two negroes began to openly
boast of the brutal deed and spoke
of it with pride to their fellows. They
kept up their talk until the matter
was brought to the ears of several
white men In that community. The
two men were chased down and cap
tured and then the killing is said to
The local population Is greatly ex
cited over the matter. It is not
known whether or not the white men
implicated in the affair were exoner
ated by the coroner's jury.
AWFtL STATE OF AFFATRS.
Thousands of School Children De
bauched by Cocaine.
The different forms in which the
drug cocaine is prepared foir sale to
its victims were exhibited to Presi
dent Taft Thursday by Dr. Joseph
H. Remington. of Philadelphia, chair
man of the committee on revision of
the United States pharmacopeia,
which holds its next convention in
this city May 10. Dr. Remington
told the presidest that the illicit sale
of cocaine had grown toy porportions
in s country that seriously threat
en inture citizenship.
It has been discovered in Phila
delphia. he said. that the drug was
sold in large quantities to school
cildren. hundreds of them having
been debauched through its agencies.
Restrictive laws in cities and states
were ineffective because the drug
could be obtained by mail from other
What was needed was national leg
islation under the interstate com
merce clause of the constitution that
would forbid the handling or sale
of the medicine except by licensed
druggists and physicians. .The pres
ident was appalled by the facts told
him and promised to give his aid in
any way possible.*
Dasughter, Sitting on Porch Saw the
Sitting on the porch of her par
ents' home at Breckville, 0., Mrs.
Alice Wehman, a bride of two weeks.
watched her father hang himself late
Thursday. unaware until too late of
what he was doing.
The suicide. William Green. a re
tired farmer. had be'en despondent
through ill health for some time. Se
ering a rope and some tools, he
went to an outhouse in full view of
Mrs. Wehmnar., saying he was going
to fix the dode which was loose.
Not until her father had kicked a
box from under his feet and was ac
tually in his death struggle, did the
young woman realize the meaning ed
his actions. Her screams aroused
the neighborhood, but G'reen was
dead when cut down.*
CRAZY NEGRO SHOT.
In a Desperate Street Battle at Mfar'
In a desperate street battle at Star
ietta, Ga.. Friday. Charles Lloyd. an
insane negro, stabbed and seriously
wounded Sheriff SicKinney, of Cobb~
county, and Policeman Osborne. As
the negro sta-rted to flee he was shot
twice by 31cKinney. and when he
turned a corner of' the street he was
shot twice more by Chief of Polic.
Groan, who had just come upon the
scene. The negro finally was over
powered and taken to jail. He is
not expected to live. The fact that
the negro was crazy was all that
prevented a lynching.
Wounded by 3Moom.hiners.
3Mrs. Geo. F. Younir. of Laurens
received a message Thursday fron
.Birmingham. Ala.. stating that hel
father. Arnold Anderson of the U
S. revenue service, was dead as
.result of wounds received Wedses
Sday in a pitched battle with moon
shiners, at Oakman. Ala. The de
,ceased was the youngest son of th<
late Prof. James D. Anderson. a
e one time president of the Laurens
a ville Female Coliege.
Burned in Effigy.
Governor Patterson was burned i
.effigy at Athens. Tenn., Thursda
y night, this as an expression of diL
I approval of the pardon of Col. Duz
d can B. Cooper immediately after th
s State supreme court had affirmed hl
t sentence of 20 years in prison fe
-the murder of Senator E. W. Cal
h mack. There is much feeling in .At
ens over the pardon.
SOE TIMELY NEWS
HAPPENINGS IN WASHINGTON
THAT WILL BE RE)AD
With Interest by the General Reader
Who Wants to Keep Up With the
Congress has been a Same affabi
.nce the complete routint of Speak
er Cannon and his privileged Rules
Committee. and it is generally pre
dicted that much work will c.- done
in the next six or eight weeks, and
that adjournment will be taken a.>owt
the first of June. The President has
outlined much legislation he would
like to see enacted, but Owing to
conditions at the Capitol. he does not
rhe Government printiig ofice,
located in this city. is the largc. of
fice of the kind In the world. Prac
tically all government publientions
including the Congressional Record.
are printed there, and at presc at re
quire a force of nearly 4.50, em
ployees. This great shop is never
without its details of emplor'ers at
work. There are three shifts, of 8
hours each, from 8 a. m. to 4 p m..
from 4 to 12 night, and from 12 to
8, making the work continuous. in
fact much of the machinery never
stops, except for repairs. The force
is composed of men skilled in every
detail of the priters trade, and they
come from all parts of the UD'on.
Besides these employees of the Lh
est skill, the machinery Is the best
known to the craft. Of all depart
ments of the Government thias im
mense workshop is more up to date
than any other.
The annual fl'ht is on in Co 19- es4
respecting the distribut'on of free
seeds. Every year a large appr:
priation is made for the durchaso
and distribution of seeds. aad as
there Is much fraud practired on the
Government in the purchase of
worthless seeds. there are many who
deem It the best policy to discon
tlue the work, and if the rural com
mittees do not stand together
against the city, and the east gener
ally, this will be done. The Agri
cultural Department Is now rAising
some of its seeds, and tests those it
purchases and yet when the seeds
are ready for distribution it is found
that the bulk does not correspond
with the samples.
U'nder a recent decision of the
Court of Claims, a large fund is
now being distributed among the
Cherokee Indians and their desen-i
ants. This fund was created by :r.
act of Congress to pay these peple
for their land and other proper'y
taken from them by the GovA'a
ment when it compelled them to t ve
up their lands and move to anct cer
location. ' There are a large num
ber of these claimants, scattered ai.
over the country, but the greater
number is in Tennessee, the Caro
linas. Missouri and Arkansas. The
distribution is made upon sufficient
proof that the claimant is a descend
ant of the Cherokees in a certain
The National' aH11 of Fame, as it ii
called, is the old House of Repre
sentatives in the Capitol. and Is a
spacious semi-circular room, with
marble colunmns supporting gallier
les, and izr' floors and highly dec
orated ceilinas. The use of this hall
for this purpose was declared by an
Act of Congress, and provided that
each State should be entitled to
place statues of two of its citizens
therein, and many of the states have
taken advantage of this law, and
marble or bronze statutes are fast
flling the vacant spaces. But one
woman Is honored by occupying a
prominent space, and tzat is Francis
E. Willard, the Temnperance advo
ELEYEN MEN BURIED
By Premature Explosion Under 'Tons
By a premature explosion in the
stone quarries of the, Nazareth Port
land Cement Company at Eastern.
Pa.. Thursday eleven men were bur
ed under five thousand tons of rock
and killed. The victims are Hun
garians and Italians. The quarry
force was preparing to set off a
blast in four holes and had filled~
the holes with hundreds of poe.'ds
of dynamite. When the charges .'x
ploded men were scattered in all
directions. The entire side of the
mountain of rock was torn loose.
SEEKS WHITE FIEND.
From .abama WTho Is Wanted for
Assaulting a Girl.
Constable WV. J. 3,icAdamns. of Miill~
port. Ala., an~d a posse of citizens 01
that town, were in Columbus search
ing for Alfred Barnett, wanted for at
alleged assault on the little 7-year
old daughter of E. G. Dotson,.
prosperous planter lving near Mill1
port. The assault took place in
barn on the Dotson plantation whil
Do:son was absent from home. Bar
nett, who is about 33 years old, ha:
a wife and two children. He form
erly lived In Columbus and is be
lieved to hsave gone there.
- One Dead, Five Hurt.
-L. C. Travis. an automobile d
monstrator, was kIlled and his wif
anad four of his childrenz wr s',ve?
ly injured when the automobile I
which they were ridlng M1anday n'gh
was struck by a Southern Pacifi
train at a street crossing at Sant
Negroes Badly Shot.
-At Miacon. Ga., two negroes wez
probably fatally injured Tuesda
snight in a crap game on the Wate
vile road when another let loo~
-with a revolver. Deputies who r
. ported at the scene of the troub
..S wen towok to cantare the man.
WADE GOOD HAUL
ROBBERS GET OFF WITH TEN
From the Vault of a National Bank
in Tenness,-, Which They Blew
Robbers blew the vault of the
First National Bank of Spring City.
Tenn.. Thursday morning at 1:25
o'clock and escaped with over $10.
000. Nitro-glycerine was used.
Bloodhounds were placed on the
trail. but thus far the safeblowers
have not been apprehendde. Thurs
day night there was $10.200 in the
vault and the next morning only $30
was found. One of the robbers shot
at S. E. Paul. assistant cashier of
the bank. as he was enroute to the
institution following the explosions.
Nitro-glycerine was poured into
the cracks around the safe door.
Five flasks of the explosive were
found in the building Friday morn
ing. The work was evidently that ot
inexperienced men. It. is thought
the party was composed of four. En
trance to the building was made by
a side door. The first explosion was
heard at 1.25 o'clock. Several per
sons in the vicinity were aroused
and rushed to the bank. At 1.40 the
robbers were seen leaving the insti
tution. having looted the safe in 20
During the time the thieves were
robbing the bank, one of the party
held up the operator.at the Cincin
natti railroad station to prevent him
giving alarm of the rdbbery. The
building. a substantial brick struc
ture, was badly damaged, the front
end being practically destroyed. The
safe was blown to pieces, one of the
doors being found several feet away.
A search for the robbers was at
onee instituted. However, no clue
to their identity has yet been un
Patterson Justly ER;Aed for Par
Capt. G. T. Fitzhugh, of Mem
phis, Tenn., assistant counsel for the
prosecution in the Cooper case.
whose speech at the famous trial at
tracted widespread attention. char
acterized the pardon of D. B. Coop
er as an outrage. Wednesday he
said: "The disgraceful haste display
ed by the Governor in pardoning D.
B. Cooper before the ink was hardly
dry on the Supreme Court opinion
onvicted him of murder, shocks ev
ery sense of decency.
"Sworn to execute the laws as
onstrued by the highest Court. the
Governor, without even a petition
from any one, tramples law under
foot and sets aside the Court's de
sion for the benefit of a cold blood
ed murderer, whose influence with
the Governor is, and has been, far
more potent than the interests and
safety of the people of this great
And Painter Falls Four Stories to
At Marion. N. C.. Dan Trinks. of
Atlanta. a painter employed by the
New Marion Hotel Company, Thurs
day afternoon fell four stories t.
what may prove his death. The
man was at work painting on the
fourth floor when the scapold brok'
Medical assistance was immediately
summoned, but the local physician'
thought it advisable to send him ts
Asheville where an operation may
save his life. Trinks was in Itilte
pain when .he left town. S'overas
months ago the middle wall of the
hotel collapsed and five workmen
were seriously injured, though n.
Six Persons are Seriously Hurt in
At New Orleans six persons were
injured, one fatally, when the gal
lery of a building at Canal and South
Rampart streets collapsed Th ursday.
precipitating a doze~n or more per
sons into the street.
Loosened bricks from the build
ing fell on top of the wrecked gal
lery aind an unidentified boy about
14 year of age was crushed so badly
that he was found to be in a dying
condition when taken to the ho
pital. The other nive, all residents
of New Orleans. were not seriously
Knocked Judge Down.
Hot words used by Chief J. T
Jensen of the Atlanta city sanitary
department in objecting to a decision
rendered by Judge Nash Broyles in
police court precipitated a fist fight
between the two officials. In meleE
both exchanged blows and Broyles
fell to the floor. On resuming the
bench he ordered the sanitary chief
1corted from the room by police.
Shot by Crazy Man.
Frank Skala, an editor and mis
sion worker of Pittsburg. Pa.. wa
Sassassinated just after he had fin
-Ished preaching a sermon and wa
Sleaving the church. The man tha
SIdid the shooting was crazy. Skala'
Cco-laborer. John Gay. was ais<
swounded by the same man.
Death by Train.
A distressingly sad accident oc
eurred at Belmont Saturday nich
bout 10 o'clock when Mr. Roy Met
alf of Bessemer. N. C.. was instant
6 killed and his body horribly man
led by southbo-und freight No.
* t is thought he attempted to boa:
the tai and was thrown under 11
DD IN TRAP
Six . Buned to DeA Ft
Fre in the Couaty Jai.
OTHERS BADLY BURNED
Explosion of a Gasoline Tank (sases
a Back Draft and Slams Behind
the Brave Fire Fighters a Big Iron
Door Leaving Them at the Marcy
of the Fltmes.
Trapped by metal doors and barr
ed windows, bix firemen were caught
by a back draft and burned to death
during the partial destruction of the
New Haven, Conn.. county jail Thurs
day. Three of their comrades were
saved through the ueroism of other
firemen. The bcdi-s of the six men
were found late Friday after the
debris cooled. Many other firemen
were fearfully burned but remained
Six men from truck No. 1 were
fighting their way through the cell
room of' the jail into the workshop,
when an explosion of a gasoline tank
caused a back draft and slamed be
hind them the iron doors seperatlig
the two buildings.
Three of the men were hemm.4
in a corner and burned to death while
the other three made their way to a
barred window to which they cung
with streams of water playing on
them from the outside. Soon after
reaching the window the roof fell
It and ladders were put up from the
outside and down the inside and the
men taken out The other dead
firemen were caught in the same
back draft as they were working at
the other end of the building and
were carried down by the roof whea -
T'he fire was discovered by a pris
oner and the 175 men In the work
shop were sent to their cells, When
t was seen that there was danger
of the fire spreading to the main
building the 246 male and 42 fe
male inmates were taken to the po
ice stations and the foot guard ar
mory. The next night the'prisoners
were returned to the jail.
The buildings destroyed were the
two workshops and several adjoining
sheds and twd dwelling houses.
The fire is thought to have been
caused by crossed electric wires. The
loss of the New England- Chair con
pany for whom the prisoners do con
tract work, Is estimated at $135,
00, fully Insured and the loss on
the buildings of the -jail is $35.000
with full insurance.
HIT COMING AND GOING.
Tssed by Engine Against Another
Going Different Way.
A peculiar accident Wednesday,
uring which Frank Collins. 32 years
old, was converted literally Into a
human shuttlecock, probably will
ost him his life. Collins was walk
ing along the Louisville & Nashville
tracks In Louisville. -Ky., when he
was struck by a southbound freight
train and tossed against the pilot
> a northbound engine, which hurl
.xd him 20 feet from the roadway.
ie was picked up unconscious and
taken to~ a hospital, where Friday
morning it was said he could not
SAVED WOMAN FROM SUICIDE.
Engineer on Train Sees Her WIth
Stone About Waist.
C. L. Carey, an engineer on a
switch engine of the Kansas City
Southern railway, saved Mirs. Daisy
lason, of Kansas City. Kansas. from
suicide early Thursday. As Carey's
engine was passing a barge at thta
toot of Delaware street he looked
out of the Cal) window and saw a
woman standing on the barge with
a stone tied about her waist. Carey
opped his engine, sprang from the
-ab and ran to the woman, seizing
her just as she was about to leap
into the Mfissouri river.
Looking for Brute.
Constable J. W. Adams. of Mill
port. Ala.. and a posse of citizens of
that town, were In Columbus Thurs
lay searching for Alfred Barnett.
wanted for an alleged assault the
evening be'.re on the little 7-year
d daughter of E. J. Dotson. a pros
perous planter living near -Siillport.
Costa Rica Quakes.
Senor Calvo. minister to the Unit
ed States from Costa Rica. received
a cablegram Friday from San Jose
.tating that an earthquake shock had
been felt in all parts of the repub
lic Thursday. Slight damage was re
ported from various sections but
there were no fatalities.
A sensation was caused in the pal
ace of the justice of Paris Thursday
when an anarchist. in revenge, fired
four shots at 31. Flory. the profes
sor of the court, which found the
man quilty a year ago. Florey was
nt hit and the anarchist was ar
At Darlinlgtonl Pat Hudson and
Surdock Outlaw, two youny~ white
mnw. beame involved in a diffculty
Wednesdy night. during which Hund
son struck Outlaw on the back of
his head. inflicting what is probably
a fatal wound.
I ictims of Poison.
Mystery surrounds the death of
-two sons of Philip Badali, a wealthy
Italian of Wilkinsburg, Pa.. found
Idead in bed Thursday, the victims of