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VOL. XXIV MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
The Bad TSg Bs ea WIM
HERO'S YAIN EFORT
One of Two Boats Used by Party of
Students During Noon Sprung a
Leak and in Eadeavoring to Trans
ter to Safe Boat all Were Thrown
Eight h*gr school studeuts. six
girls and two boys lost their lives
Thursday while boating on what is
known as the Old Paper Mill dam.
at Huntington Mills. Pa. The dead
Maud Sutelife. aged 17 years;
Carolyn KoonZ. aged 16; Ruth Bon
ham, aged 18: Iris Davenport, aged
16; Madeline Godd. aged 17: Robert
Minnich. aged 17; Ray Dodson. aged
Trwelve students of the Hunting
ton High School obtained two boats
at the noon hour and started for a
row about the dam. The dam is
nearly half a mile in width, and when
the two crafts had reached the centre
of the body of water it was noticed
that one of them had sprung a leak.
Mrhe two boats were then pulled
together by the young men in tho
party and an effort was being made
to transfer the girls from the leaky
boat to the safe craft. The last one
of the party had successfully set foot
In the boat when it began to sink 1
under the weight of the party
Wrho girls were helpless to save ,
themselves and the boys of the par- I
ty. with the exception of Dodson. I
being expert s41mmera, struck
out for the shore, which all reached
in safety. 'Minnich, in the excite-i
ment. it Is presumed. thought that
all the young women had succeeded
in reachng land. He had no sooner t
- gained the bank -than no noUced the I
irls hanging to the rapidly sinan i
. The boy dashed into the water and
swam. swiftly to the water-filled
an 'Only two ,f the girls were
.-ngng to the boat, the others hav
-ng gone down for the last time.
Seizing Miss Davenport. Min- i
Vick again started for the shore. but
the exertion was -too much for the
galant lad and the two went down t
togefter, when they were within a I
stone's trow of the oank. All the a
bodies have been recovered.
POORLY BATEn COTTON.
Seama Cbon * Reaches Europe in
Very Bad Shape.
A decision was handed down by
the Inner-State commerce commis
sion Wednesday 10 the Importance
of the proper baling of cotton ship- 3
pd from points in the South to Eu
ropean destInations. In the course
f the opinion 'the cosmmin says:
-"It is not demeda amiss to call
the attention zsi cotton growers and
sppers and the railroads to the,
: at that cotton bales from the Unit
d States shipped to Europe are re-'
eived in worse condition as to pack
lag than cotton bales arriving there1
from any other country.''
Trbe case was brought by Ander
son. Clayton & Co., of Oklahoma,
against the Chicago, Rock Island and
Pacfic Railway Company. and other1
Ite-State carriers, in which it was
aleged that every service, including
the applying of the owners or ship
pers patches to cotton bales in their
Wmression. was includs- in the
through freight rate to final desti
nation of the shipment.
Thbe commission holds that the
facts do not justify an order against
the defendant carriers: that the car
riers have the right to compress cot
ton in transit and that the shippers
or owners have the privilege of con
eetrating cotton at designated cor-'
presses. with the right of such ship
pes or owners to deliver the cotton
back to the carriers fo transporta
tion to its final destination on the
thrugh rate for point of origin.
PiRSONER GUARDED CAMP.
When Guard Got Drunn. Negro Took
Things in Band.
News was received at the Atlanta
prison commission Thursday that the
warden of the convict camp of Cof
fee county had left mysteriously.
leaving a guard in charge. The
guard got drunk and John Simmons.
a negro convict, serving a life sen
tence on the gang. took charge of
the camp and prevented the escape
of any of the prisoners. Simmons
was sent up from Monroe county and
has served twenty-two years.
The prison commission has call
ed unop Warden Louter for a report
upon the affair, and a thorough in
vestigation will be made. It is prob
able that Simmons will win a parole
as a result of his loyalty to the pris
Gave HIm a Watch.
D. J1. H. Wilson. pastor of the
Lutheran church of the Ascension.
at Savannah. Ga., who was assailed
with a whip by Mrs. C. H. Monsees
and daughter and who resigned his
pastorate. was Thursday called upon
by the oflcers of the church and pre
sented with a gold watch as a token
of their esteem for him and to show
the confidence they repose in, him.
Hanged in Georgia.
t Ameicus. Ga.. Henry Patter
son, cclored, admitting the killing.
but pleading justification. was hang
ed Friday for the atrocious murder
a year ago of Capt W. E. Mc~ae. a
STELLS ABOUT A FALL
OF SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET IN
A W-RECKED BALLOON.
One of the Men Says He Oould Not
Describe the Sensation of the Ter
The the flight for a world's dis
tance record from Quincy. Ill., by
A. Holland Forbes. holder of the
L.ahm cup. and James Carrington
Yates. the astronomer. both of New
York. which began at Quincy on
Monday ev- ning. terminated late on
T-esday ia a disastrous tumble to
the earth frem a height of perhaps
300 feet near Center. Ky.. was not
without its compensations was in
dicated by a statement made by Mr.
Forbes Thursday nigut. The bal
loon broke the ascent record. it is
declared, and some valuable photo
graphs of the comet were secured at
an elevation of IS.000 feet.
On Tuesday morning after meas
urement. Messrs. Fornes and Yates.
in the Viking. passed through a snow
storm, at 11.40 o'clock. at an eleva
ion of 16.000 feet. An hour later
they passed through the second flur
ry at a height of 16.400 feet. At 2
'clock on Tuesday afternoon the
balloon reached the extreme alti
tude of 20.600 feet. which is 2.000
reet higher than any authorized rec
>rd ever made in America. Mr.
Forbes thus describes their exper
ences after reaching the gregtest
-In descending from the great ele
ration we had very little mand left.
td as the gas contracted, the bal
oon bag became extremely flabby.
rything. however. went well until
re were a few hundred feet above
he ground when the appendix line
oroke loose from the ring supporting
e basket. There was so little gas
n the bag at the time that the rig
;ing collapsed and, with the basket
tached. naturally dropped. This
aused the rip cord. which is at
ached to the riging. to rip open the
alloon at the height of 300 feet
rora the ground. -
"I cannot describe the sensation,
f that 30o-foot fall to the ground.
t came so r'ddenly. I have a faint
eoollection of seeing men below me
. a ploughed f ld. and of subcon
ciously trying. it seemed. to tilt
ip he basket that 'Mr. Yates and I
might spring free from the riggirm:
rhen close to the ground. 2-eaLa&e
he basket did not tilt as It would
are done under ordinary circun
tano-4 was the cause of our injury.
believe the -.nly =aIng th-it ;.re
'ented the breaking of our b.ics
rhen the basket fell bottom squarely
own under the weight of th- bar
ras the 1i . e- air nattress was th
6e had p; ic.i *. the bottom cf ..e
asket tha. #e 'might oe co m'y L % e
ren we wanted to lie down."
D~RAGGED) TO DEATH.
Lost Horrible Fate That Befell a
Bright Young Boy.
~Anthony Howard. the 13-year-Old
on of Mr. and Mrs. Bi. C. Howard of
'k Hill Township. Lenoir county.
E. C.. met a most horrible death in a
unaway Saturday afternoon whIle
iding a mule from the flel.l to thc
tuse to get shelter frem an ap
The lad was ploughing in the
led a half mile from the house. antd
eeing the storm 'approaching. he
mastily unheoked the mule from the
slow. .hrew the trace chains across
he mule's withers, mounted and
arted home. The mule shied and
brew the boy off.
The boy's legs became entangled
n the chain. w.bich held him fast.
('his frightened the mule and he ran
mway. dragWing the entangled boy
tiong the woods road which was full
' roots and stumps. Thus dragged
riong young Howard's head and body'
were dashed against the ground.
-ots and stumps until life was ex
:.et. His skull was crushed in
'everal places and the bones of the
uper part of his body were broken.
To add to the horror of the situa
clon the young boy's mother. seeing
:be mle coming dray~gng her son.
-an to render him assistance, but
-as powerless to do s:- and the panic
stricken mule dashed by her and
leaped the fence, with the boy dang
giru; to the plow chains.*
FOREST FIRES BURN TOWNS.
aonee. Wis-, and Grand Murais,
Forest fires have l1-vel the south
ern half of the town of Mcsinee. Mar
thn counsty. Wis. Just before wire
coamnition was cut off early Fri
day word camne that ten residencos.
fur general merc'handise stores, one
1mg store. two saloons, the postof
fie and a saw mill had been destroy
ed. The report said that the fire,
was under control.I
Grand 'Marais, on the north shore
o Lake Superior. is believod to have
eeen destroyed Weeneisday by the
frzest nires which were advancing on
it. The wireless operator stated that
if the town was not burned he would
attempt to communicate with the
Duluth station that day. No word
has come from him so far.
Sent to Jail.
Former State Printer Mark Slater
'a sentenced to four years in the
Oio penitentiary by Judge Dillon.
Slater was convicted on the charge
of certifying to voucnlers amounting
t $5.01. knowing them to 'oo false.
Cut His Hand Off.
A special from Puerto Cortez. o~n
dras says that a Spanish-American
wwr veteran, named Malone. who is
a negro. had his hand cut off by
Bunduran soldiers while he was un
In &MMi Steme 0&te Misisspp
Eiver . Ls Thursdy
THIRTEEN ARE DROWNED
The City of Saltillo Strikes Hidden
Rock and Flounders N.-ar Shore.
She Had on Board Twenty-Seven
Passengers and a Crew of Thirty
Eleven persons are missing and
two women passengers are drowned
as a result of the packet City of Sal
tillo striking a rock and fouindering
In reach of shore at Glen Park, on
the Mississippi River. 24 miles south
of St. Louis Thursday night.
Mliss Anna Rhea. Nashville. Tenn.
Mrs. Isaac T. Rhea, Nashville.
Tenn.. (body recovered.)
Missing and believed dead:
S. C. Banker, first clerk of the
Mrs. Joe Harris. Nashville. Tenn.
Mrs. Archie Patterson. Chester.
-Archie, Patterson, Jr., two years
W. J. Pickett. salesman. St. Louis.
Fowler Post. third clerk.
Miss Lena Wall, Nashville, Tenn.
xlead porter, name unknown.
Cabin boy. name unknown.
Two roustabouts. names unknown.
Captain Harry Crane, in command
Af the boat, and one of the survivors
nnounced Thursday morning after I
:hecking up the passenger list that I
t was almost certain those reported
niaing were dead.
The boat carried 27 passengers,
ost of whom were women and chil
ren. and a crew of thirty. She left o
t. Louis at 7 o'clock with a beavy 1
:argo including a number of cat- I
le and livestock and the voyage was I
onsidered precarious because of the I
Lmount of driftwood floating in the I
ver due to the annual spring rise.
The known dead were the wife and
ar.ter of Isaac T. Rhea. president
)f the St. Louis and. Tennessee river
)acket company. owners of the bD-.
&rs. Rbea was dragged from the 1
water alive but died within an hour. I
rhe ocdy of Miss Anna Rhea was not t
*ecovered. 'Miss Louise Rhea. anoth- .
r daughter escapeA. They were en
*oute to their home in Nashville after i
isiting friends in St. Louis. I
Glen Park. the scene of the acci- t
lent. is a river landing, the chief J
uildings of which are a general I
tore. a boarding house and a cement I
lant.- The place i* almost inacces- I
ble to telegraph lines and the news
f the disaster came to St. Louis in
roundabout way h-m Kimmswick
ad Sulphur Springs.
Shortly before reaching Glen Park
he Saltillo encountitred a shoreward
iraw, which was fougnt frantIcally
y the pilots. The engines were re
ersed, but efforts to prevent the|
ollison were unavailing. As the big|1
oat swung from the current inshore
lespite the reversed engines and the
~udder thrown hard over, she was
riven with increasing speed toward|
and and turned completely around.
With the noise of rending timbers|
ad the shrieks o omen and chil-|
ren passengers, t e cries of the
rew and the bellowing of t he cat
ile. the vessel struck a hidden rock
d sank almost in reach of land
it a point where the water was thirty
TAKES FATAL LEAP.
Lady Patient Jumps from Roof of
Mrs. Virginia P. McITairmld. 0t5
'ears old, of Lumberton. N. C.. Tues
ay afternoon cast herself from the
roof of the Charlotte Sanitarium.
where she had been a patient for six
weeks, to the paveocent sixty feet
elow, meeting instant death. W ith
ther patients and nurses Mrs. Mc
Dairmid was on the root garden or
the 'hospital and, while the nurses'
attention was directed elsewhere.
she climbed a railing and threw her
elf to the pavement below. She was
to have left t.he hospital the next
mo~rning for her home. her son being
in Charlotte to accompany her.
BLOWN TO ATOMS.
Meets Death by the Explosion of NI
The explosion of a large quantity
of nitroglycerinle in a magazine at
Burgettstown. Pa.. caused the death
of Frank McCullough. an oil well
shooter, who was literally blown tO
atoms. A team of horse was also
b~own to bits. The force of the ex
plosion was felt in many surroundl
g cities. People who handle these
explosives should be very careful.
Comnind in Hordes.
That the United States will receive
a million Immigrants during the" fis
cal year ending June 30 is the pre
diction of the officials. During April
133.276 arrived, making a total of
SO1.225 thus far this year. The last
million imrnigrant year was in 1907.
Saw the Comet.
In order that all wno find trouble
in waking early enough to see Hal
ley's comet, which is now so plainly
visible in the eastern .heavens. the
Mayor of Dalton. Ga.. gave orders
for the blowing of the fire whistle
at three a. m.
Five German sailors were killed
'and two injured while laying mines
I- nea Wihhaven in a practice
ARE CUT OFF
MANY MINERS ARE ENTO.BED
IN AN ENGLISH MINE.
'errible Explosion Shuts Up One
Hundred and Thirty-Six in a Coal
Shaft at White Haven. England.
An explosion !n the Wellington
coal mine at White Haven. England.
during Wednesday night cut off the
exit from 136 miners, who were
working below the surface.
Rescue parties succeeded early on
Thursday in saving four men who
had be:n working at the bottom of
the shafts. but were prevented b:
the gas from penetrating to a point
where the other men are imprisoned.
Every indication was that inner
workin;s of the mine were afire. Dis
tracted crowds of relatives surround
ed the pit head. The colliery is
owned by the Earl of Longsdale and
its workings extend four or five
miles beneath the sea.
The spot where the 85 hewers and
some fifty-odd shiftmen still Impris
oned were working at the time of
the explosion is about three miles
from the shaft exit.
TRYING TO CHEAT JUSTICE.
Scheme Being Hatched to Keep Jones
Out of Prison.
'Attorneys for W. T. Jones, con
victed for the murder of his wife and
sentenced to life imprisonment on
rhursday went before Judge T. S.
3ease and secured an order grant
Lng a stay of the execution of the
The remittitur from the State Su
>reme Court. which had confirmed
he verdict and sentence of the Court
f General Sessions for Union Coun
.y, was received by Clerk of Court
eake Wednesday morning. That
fficer proceeded to make a certifed
-opy of the verdict and sentence of
he Circuit Court, which would have
>een sent to the Penitentiary author
ties Thursday, and an ofteer would
ave been sent from the Penitentiary
o convey Jones to that institution.
rhis is the regular and orderly pro
edure in such cases.
The order of Judge Sease stays
his, however, until Saturday next,
it least, at which time the attorneys
ill appear before tMe Judge for a
earing. The affidavits upon which
be order is based have not been fil
d. and their nature or by whom they
.re made is not known. The order
ecites. however, that affdavits have
)een submitted to the effect that
here was misconduct on the part of
urors who cried the case, and fur
her, that claim is made that there
s after discovered evidence. which
nay offset the merits of the case.
GEORGIA STtiUCK BY STORML
ain, Wind and Hail Ruin Crops
of That State.
A special to the Augusta Chronicle
~rom Cutverton. Ga., says a very
eavy wind and hall storm there
hursday afternoon was the worst
~hat has ever visited that section.
\hle there were no lives lost, so far
s can be ascertained, there were
everal houses blown from their pil
ars and the steeple of the Metho
list Church was blown down and
~everal houses were unroofed.
One of the R. F. D. Carriers, who
as just come in. reports that cot
on and corn along his route are
ompletely ruined and that there is
not enough left to tell what was
lanted in the fields. The peach
,rop from the section will be a com
plete failure, as the main part of the
~torm passed directty through the
Several thousand dollars' damage
was done in Atlanta Thursday after
noon by one of the worst hail and
rain storms in its history. The max
mum wind velocity was sixty miles
n hour. rain of one-half inch was
recorded within thirty minutes. and
the ground was almost covered with
VERD)ICT OF MURD)ER.
Rendered In the Case of a Whi'e
Man at Greenville.
Greenville juries seem to know
their duty, and do not hesite 'o
do it. After deliberating fif'.ee-1 :n
'es. the jury trying J. 0. Lind'ey
or the murder of his landlord. B.'n
Allen. Thursday returned a vr;.i--t
~f guilty and Lindley was sentan' -d
t be hanged. Allen was foun- i de-d
in bed and Lliley and Mrs. Al'in
reported he had committed su..:.
Mrs. Allen later confessed t'at Lind
ley had murdered him.
Loved the Kingt.
At Minpeapolis Mrs. Sarah J. P.
Moley, aged 70 years and reputed
wealthy, Is dead. according to Cor
oner SWashore. of heart failure caus
ed by reading of the death of King
Edward. "'Kng Edward is my ideal
of a man." she often said to her
Politeness Won Bequests.
The devotion of Miss Mollie K.
Mcsaacs. here nurse. and the polite
nss of Otto Zerrhan. a bank clerk.
brought them bequests from Mrs.
Annie Preston Lincoln. of Boston.
Mass. The nurse received $50,000
and the clerk $10,000.
Fell Into Lake.
?More than thirty persons. two of
them women, were precipitated into
Great Salt Lake Friday night, when
the stairway leading to the Salt Air
Hippodromo gave way. They fell a
distance of twelve feet Into Ave feet
I ofebiny water. -
SIX SOLDERS SHOT
SHOOTING WAS RESULT 01' ROV'
Two of the Soldiers Are Seriously
Wounded While the Other It'ur
Are Slightly Hurt.
A special dispatch from Bean'ert.
S. C.. to the Augusta Chronicle saw
Six soldiers of the 125th co-n
pany. coast artillery. station %l -.t
Fort Fremont. on St. Helena islail.
-have been shot by negroes. just oia
side of the reservation lines between
nine o'clock Monday night and one
o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Two of
the men. Private Quigley and Mc
Nally. are seriously, but not fatally
wounded, while Private% McCarthy.
Callahan. Stansberry and Sleder are
less badly shot.
The negroes who did the shooting
have left the neighborhood. and have
not been arrested up to -this time.
Abort a weok ago. Isaac Potter and
and soldier from the fort, had a
fight on the road near Casper City.
on St. Helena Island. which result
ed in Potter being cut by the sol
dier. It is said that at this time
and afterwards the two Potters
threatened to shoct the first soldier
caught off the reservation after that
On -Monday night. Privates Cal
lahan, McCarthy, Stransberry and
Sleder were shot from the bushes
while walking along a road a short
distance from the reservation lines.
The weapons used were shotguns and
the smallness of the shot was all
that prevented fatal results. as the
men were fired on from close range.
Considerable excitement and much
feeling was apparent among some of
he men after the shooting. On the
ext day a party of six soldiers are
said to have gone to the Potter
iouse carrying two shotguns along
with them. to see the Potters and
ind out whether or not they had
inything to do with the shooting of
heir comrades on the previous eve
,It Is said that the soldiers began
hooting up the house as soon as
,hey came up. As the soldiers enter
.d the home of the negroes one of
he Potters retreated upstairs. firing
Lnto the soldiers as he went. tie
Irst volley striking down Quigley
DEAD MAN CAME TO LIFE.
%ad the Mourners Are Frightened
Nearly to Death.
Near Carthage. N. C.. Uncle Virgil
ones, a typical "'fore de war" dar
ey who was recognized at a pa
;riarch among the negroes of the
eighborhood. died. Following the
ustom prevailing among theiegroes
n the country_.rspecially, a big
rowd sat up with the old fellow's~
~ody all Sunday night They went
o put hIs body in the coffin Monday
norning. the room being crowded
dth negroes, mourners and others.
ne hundred and fity or more in ad
ing in the house and waiting In
Suddenly as one of the watchers
ent to reach f~r the body. indicat
ng -.o his ai:es to lay hold and help
ift it. the old fellow's eyes opened.
mis withered arm went out and up
n warning pose and a veritable
ice from the dead exclaimed in
eplchral tenea that sta..k terror
o "2e heart of every negro specta
or, "Not yet!"
It is said that there was never
t more .complete stamped'e known.
nstead of being ove'rjoyed at the
nanifestation of returning life for
the old partriach. whose dtparture
hey were mourning, the affright"
creams were heard for miles about.
the negroes piled out of the place
hrough every conceivable czvvice
Some leaping right up through the
roof of the low cabIn, carrying the
oards off as they forced their way
It was asserted in a letter from a
mst reputable citizen that it is o'r
m that some of those negroes have
ot stopped running yet. The letter
lid not say what the extent of the
resuscitation of the old negro was
or whether he is still living.*
STUDENT FOUND) DEAD.
S. 0. Fleming. of D~aridson, Expired
At Davidson. N. C.. Mr. Samuel
. Fleming. the twenty-year-old son
of 'Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. C. Fleming. of
Laurens. S. C.. was found dead in
his bed Thursday night. The cause
of .uis death has not been positively
ascertained, but it is supposed to
hav.e followed an attack of acute in
digestion. He went to his room
shortly after dinner to take a nap.
having stood a fatiguing examina
tion in the morning. He was miss
d from supper and his roommate,
seeking~ to find the cause. entered
the room and found him dead. The
death of young Mr. Fleming is par
ticularly sad because he was a pros
pective honor man of the senior
class of Davidson Coliage. with only
two examinations between him and
Caught in a Swamp.
Tsiah Potter. alias "'Little Potter.'
one of the necroes w)".o Monday night
shot and wounded sevenf members
of the 127th United State coast ar
tillery. stationed at Fort Fremont,
near Bleaufort. was captured Friday
night, after a ch~ase las-ing thbree
days and three nights, in the swamps
of St. Helena lsland.*
Alum Kellner Found.
A special dispatch from London.
Ky.. says that Alma Kellner of Louis.
ville. who was kidnapped last win
ter. was found at Gray's, Ky., with a
rGypsy fortune teller.
NEW WAY OUT
A Prisner, Who Acted As His Own Law
yer, Moved to Arrest Judge
WHO WAS HEARING CASE
Frank Pierce, Young White Man
Charged With Violating Prohibi
tion Law in Atlanta, Astounds
Judge Calhoun's Court Friday Iy
Reading Remarkable Motions.
The Atlanta Journal says Judge
Andrew Calhoun's court was paraly
zed wit.h astonishment Friday morn
ing by Frank Pierce. a young white
man charged with violating the pro
hibition law. when he snatched the
conduct of his cpse from the lawyer
appointed to defend him, and read
a long list of motion drawn up by
himself which contained. among oth
ers, one to arrest judgment by hav
ng Sheriff Mangum take the court in
.Attorney R. R. Shropshire. the
lawyer appointed, was busy striking
the jury, when Pierce arose uLid got
the attention of the court.
-If your honor please." said he.
I don't like the way that lawyer
in handling my case. So I've drawn
up some motions and exceptions
w-hich I want to read. I tried to get
my lawyer to do it, but he intimated
that I was crazy."
Bein In his usual good humor.
Judge Calhoun permitted Piarce to
read his motions.
They were wonders. It is probable
they will go down in the annals of
the criminal court of Atlanta-this
being the full entitlement of Judge
Calhoun's division-without peer or
parallel. When the court room re-,
-vered from Its astonishment it s3t
up and began to take notice. Then
t leaned back and laughed. Which
not In the least perturbed the prison
er at the bar. He just kept on read
Under motion No. 1 he submitted
that his trial was unconstitutional
on the ground of former jeopardy.
"I was tried and convicted before
Recorder Broyles-though not really
guilty of selling whiskey." he read,
"and I served 30 days in the stock
ade. Therefore, under the constitu
tion of the United States I cannot
lawfully be tried again for the same
Motion.No. 2 contained the asser
tion that the detectives who arrested
Pierce had intimated that Judge Cal
oun had said he would give Pierce
the limit. if the evidence waranted
onviction. "Therefore, I submit.
our honor, that you are incompetent
to try my case." read Pierce, "saume
as a juror would have no rftht to
serve if he had previously expressed
Under motion No. 3 Pierce re
quested the court to appoint another
awyer to defend him. "I have tried
o get Mr. Shropshire to conduct this
case as I think it should be," he
read. "and he won't comply with my
wishes in the matter. Therefore. I
want Lawyer Frank Haralson to de
Then followed what Pierce evi
"rtally intended to be a bill of
executions. The wording of his con
cluding paragraph bore a faint re
semblance to the familiar phraseol
ogy of legal documents. He pro
tested against the judgment of the
ourt, and moved the arrest thereof
by placir.g Judge Calhoun in custo
dy--in order to give him time "to
institute habeas corpus proceedings
n the United States court."
As Pierce flnished his paper Law
yer Shropshire rose to inform the
ourt that if the defendant was go
: to handle his case he would re
tire. To which the court readily
agreed; and thereupon turned to
"It is evi-dent you have a smatter
ing knowledge of raw." said the
ourt. "But yot.' method of con
ducting your can~ is somewhat mix
ed up. For in.stance, you cannot ar
rest judgment. 'Lecause none has been
rendered yet. And yr..tr idea of tak
ug your case to the United States
supreme court is a sort of hop, skip
and jump. You can't leap that far
at one bound. If you don't want 'Mr.
Shropshire to represent you. but de
sire Mr. Frank Haralson instead, it
is perfectly agreeable to me."
So Mr. Haralson took charge of
the case. He asked for a little time
to "get together" with his client.
and they retired to the nearby pris
TWO D)EAD IN PISTOL DULEL.
Row Over the (losing of Saloon Endsi
As a result of a duel b..t-w"on Dan
el Danson and his son, on one Aic.
and Policemen Hiers and Amnmons.
on the other, the elaer Dansox an.l
Policeman Hiers are dead, a wcom 1:
compaionl of Danson se-nd'y
wound'd and Harry itanson is in jail.
charged with murder.
'The fight was ' -''' hv Plicemalnlf
Ammons attempting to ci'-' );nIon s
aloon, which was in operaition aftt r
hours. After everythist else nad
failed, the policeman sturt. to cit
he 'Ider Danson. when ihis son iir'ed
the first shot. sh me..~ Ammonsfl
The policeman ,'-en drew his re
fired six shots at Danson. ereD
taking effect. Policeman Hiers. s't
raced by the reports. came up and
was shot through the 'het~ by ine
One Man Dead.
When a barrel of Fourt.'i of July
toy pistol caps exploded Friday at a
plant in Homestead. Pa., Foreman
Joseph Junn was killed and a boy
DENOUNCE THE TARIFF
SPELLS RUIN FOR THE REPUBLI
CAN PARTY AS IT IS.
Senator Dollver and Cuminlus, In
surgent Republicans, Berate the
law and These Who Made It.
Ringing denunciations of the tar
iff bill and the men who passed it
characterized the speeches made on
Wednesday night by Senator Jona
than P. Doliver and Albert B. Cum
mins. at Des Moines. in opening the
progressive campaign in Iowa. The
Colliseum wsa crowded by 10.000
The meeting followed district con
ferences throughout the day, at
which steps were taken to recon
struct the old Cummins organization
and to organize the state by coun
ties and precincts.
Even President Taft did not escape
the aspersions of the senators, while
Senator Aldrich was named as the
leader of corpotate greed and ava
Senator Dollivver referred to the
President as the "titular leader" of
the Republican party. which meant.
he said. "a good nian surrounded
by people who knew exactly what
Both Senators declared that if the
Republican party continues the pol
icy advocated by the "reactionary"
leaders it would spell ruin to the par
ty. Among these leaders Senator Al
drich was frequently mentioned as
the man "allied with the Guggen
helms and the Ryans and Paul Mor
ton in a mammoth trust, incorpora
ted as a rubber company which is al
lowed by the aricles of incorporation
to participate in any kind of busi
ness anywhere on the face of the
earth. and which is one of the hold
ing c'mpanles in the Guggenheim
syndicate for the control of the
wealth of Alaska."
These are the men who were re
sponsible for the tariff during the
extraordinary session," declared Sen
ator Dolliver. "The bill is only a
scheme to rob the people, and t9
increase the holding of such gigantic
syndicates as I have mentioned.
"The troubles in the Republican
party have come not because of what
has been said, but of what has been
done. It has .been said that the tar
ff bill is a good law. In fact, we
have on high authority, that it is
the best tariff bill ever passed. But
not only do I denounce such tariff
egislation. but I am not particular
ly enamored of those who passed
''he cotton manfacturers' schedule
Senator Dolliver stamped as one of
he most daring iniquttious features
f the new tariff. in which the rates
wre either advanced or unchanged
n articles of consumtive value of
$600.000.000 touching particularly
otton clothes for women's and chil
ren's summer wear."
housands of People Leave San Jose
Heavy earthquakes were felt at
San Jose, Costa Rica. Wednesday.'
housands of persons are leaving the
ity in alarm. A series of severe
hocks was experienced Wednesday.
Wile fear has seized a great part
f the populace, the auth :rities con
inue resolutely to work among the
ruins at Cartago. Many living per
ens have been released fronL the de
bris, and some of these will survive.
-In most instances identification is
impossble. It is reported that th~e
:ead include two Americns. Thbe
Red Cross organizauon, the posice,
the military and members of the
foreign colonies are actively engag
ed In the relief work. As fast as
i 'a .re discovered, the injured ones
rre removed to this city, where they
receiv'e medical attention. The pub
lic schools have been converted into
OPPOSES THE RING PLAN.
Thoands of Democrats in Tennes
- se Talk Out.
A dispatch from Nashville, Tenn..
says more than ten thousand signa
tures from fifty-fou" counties .bave
been received at the headquarters of
the independent judicial cardidates
In behaif or the mass meeting on
Wednesday. Before the convention
meets it is likely that 15.00J0 signa-'
tures will have been secured of rep
resentative citizens from all over t he
State. The meeting will be held to
prtest against the action of the
Stte Democratic executive c'ommit
tee and Gov. Patterson in regard to
the so-called blanket primary plan.
The two bandits. wno .held up the
Phoenix and M1aricopa passenger
train Thursday night near Phoenix,
Ari., were captured Friday night by
a posse. headed by Sheriff Carl Hay
den and Immigration Inspector Cron
in. in the desert beyond Casa Grande.
Dies from Starvation.
tL. E. Rader. at one time a member
of the Washington ?:gislature diedl
Turs:!ay at Seattle after fasting for
thirty-nine days.. Mir. Rader had
been suffering from stomach trouble
and upon advice of a woman pnys!
clan decided to take the "star~aticn
War on Fxs
The State FIsh and Game commis
sin of New Jersey is planning a
war of extermination against foxes.
They are said to do much damage to
crops and are a nuisance in the deer
THEY LAND HARD
BaR. Fel Like Plummet of Lead to the
Earth Witk Two Ka
BOTH ARE BADLY HRT
The Daring Voyagers Descended in
a Desolate, Isoated Region. Be
mote from Telegraph, After Mak
Ing a Flight of Four Hundred
Miles, Enduring Many Hardships.
After a thrilling flight of four
hundred miles. during which they as
cended to an altitude of 20,600 feet
and ezcountered two snowstorms. A.
Holland Forbes. of Bridgeport, Con
necticut. vice president of the Aero
Club of America and T. C. Yages, of
New York, lost control of their bal
loon, the -Viking. Teesday afternoon
and descended with such precipita
tion that both aeromauts were badly
bruised and the balloon partially
The balloon came to earth near
Center. Ky., a hamlet about 20 miles
from Horse Cave, and dropped the
final one hundred feet of space like
a stone. The escape of the balloon
ists 'rom instant death was little
shoi. of miraculous- A representa
tive of the Associated Press visited
the Injured balloonists at the farm
of Tilden Boston. where they were
removed after alighting, and found
both men suffering from severe
bruises and sprains, but not serious
Although confined to their beds
they expect to be able to travel with
in two or three days "We left
Quincy, Ill., at 6.55 o'clock Monday
evening," said Mr. Forbes. "We were .
hoping to strike favorable air cur
rents from the west that might give
us a chance at the long distance re
cord. We were carried in a semi
circle, however, passing over parts
of Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and
Tuesday morning we encountered
Iatense cold and a severe snow storm
at an altitude of 16,000 feet. On
Tuesday afternoon, at an altitude of
16.000 feet. we ran into another
snow storm. Shortly afterwards we
shot up to 20.000 feet. From that
time on the cold was so intense
that we became benumbed and half'
stupid and 'gradually lost power to
control the balloon.
I cannot tell what the altitude was
but just before we made our final
drop, an effort to let out gas by
the valve .had not succeeded in bring
ing us to the ground as fast as we
desire4. Finally. I decided to use
the rip cord before we lost conscious
ness entirely. In some manner. yet
unexplained the cord did its work
entirely too well and rrpped the bag
almost from top to bottom. The
descent was terrific, and I judge for
the last hundred feet there was very
little gas left in the balloon, as It
fell like a stone."
PRAISPA BRY"N'S SPEECE
Before the Meeting of the Farmer's
tunio at St. Louis.
A dispatch from Atlanta to The
Augusta Chronicle says President
Charles S. Barrett, of the Farmers'
Union. back from the meeting at
St. Louis, talked enthusiastically of
the sessiont there Friday.
"The meeting was a great success
and we started a movement which
will be felt throu~ghout the country,"
said 'Mr. Barrett. "?:nere was one of
the largest crowds in attendance yet
seen at a convention of the union.
Representatives of the vaeious Iaboa'
ornizations of the country were in
"We have not yet made any al
liance with the labor organizations.
A resolution was passed to the ef
fect that the Farmers' Union and the
American Federation of Labor, would
stand together on matters that were
to their mutual interests."
)Ir. Barrett was loud in his praises
of the speech made by Mr. Bryan be
fore the convention. He said:
"The speech which created the
most enthusiasm of any made was
that of William J. Bryan. His
speech greatly overshadowed that of
Mr. Taft, although the president was
well received. Bryan completely
captivated the audience. and It was
evident .that they were with him from
beginning to end."
Two Will Go.
Adjutant General Boyd was au
thorized Friday to send tv.-o regi
ments to the encampment at Chic
amauga. The 3d re;;ment has al
ready been designated. It Is option
al with the 2d regiment between An
derson and Chicamauga. The 1st
r,-giment will go to Greenville or
Robbed the Passoengersl
At Seattle three highwaymen held
up a "pay as you enter" street car
on the South park line of the Seat
Itle Electric company Thursday morn
in-;- and escaped with money and oth
er valuables estimated at between
$1..500 and $2,000.. Their victims
were twenty male passengers.
Coming in Hordes.
Florence Heynerman. of Sacra
mento. Cal.. formerly a chorus girl,
and divorced three weeks ago from
Otto Heynerman. drank poison in
her room ini a New York hotel last
week and was taken unconscious to a
hospital. She will die.
Seated in front of a mirrow In
jhis room. David Belinsky shot him
self in the head. He was employed
in Buffalo, N. Y., but a note gives
Ihis place of residen~ce as Boston,