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VOL - MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 191)
BROCK ON STAN
ims lis Versin o the Ugly Charge
SOE OTHERS TESTIFY
CoL. Brock Explains From His Stand
pelat Txpense itens in His Ac,
count.--Adjutant General Boy
Also Put Up By Defense. at Sg
ges-o From the vour.
Tuesday afternoon's session of the
military court of inquiry was yet an
other damags - ono against Col.
Brock in the elence which was tak
en for the prosecution. The most
Important evidence was that intro
duced by the prosecution through
Lieut. Cabaniss. U. & A.. Chief Clerk
Holmes of the comptroller general's
office and Mrs. V. G. Moody. the sten
ographer iu the adjutant general's
oMce. to show that Col. Brock secur
ed $100 from Mr. Holmes for a trip
tor himself and Lieut. Cabaniss to
Gen. Boyd gave a check on the
Union Savings Bank to Col. Brock
for $50. and a check to Lieut. Cab
aniss for $30.57. althouxh the vouch
er Mied with the comptroller general's
ofce showed two Itemized expense
accounts to cover the hundred dol
lars of $50 each for himself and
Lieut. Cabaniss. The Cabanas sate
ment of $30 had been placed in Gen
eral Boyd's private drawer, to be at
tached to the voueher later. but Mrs.
Moody testified that Co!. Brock. T
the abeence of General Boyd came in
and In her presence removed the
CaMness statement with a key to the
Another feature of the afternoon
sesion was the reply the prosecution
made to the position of the defense
that so much money shown to have
beet spent by Col. Brock for team
Ur at different points over the state
was in CoL. Brock's work inspecting
rifle ranges. It was shown by Lient
Ceahania* testimony that he also ha"
this ride range buinesm on hand for
the federal goveirnment and his team
&re did not appear heavy, as fre
quently local officers would drive
them out to the proposed ranges.
And beside this the federal govern
meat was meeting the expense of this
tUle range bsine
StIll another feature was testimony
ften Mr. Hones In contradiction of
the position of the defense that the
_ ck statements attached to vouch
era were m* estinmates, made out
before the trips were entered upon.
the dMerence between these ant
mounts actualty spent being later
reftnded. Mr. Holmes testified that
ti no case was this rettuidlng done.
The wrarrant was lmse& and the
Ioteize satement of ecpenses ren
-dered afterward to cver..
It was'showp by the aenuaa that
two amouns hdbe rekmided af
ter the row wta on- asgregating near
ly $75. The kedaat odd
dollars Ca. 3ret got from the tress
ury t eadvanes to Ijeut. Bennett of
*the regular army. wh-ccompanIed.
him on one lnapetion trip, has new
er bees returned to the State, but
this matter wHi lIal~y be atraghtened
eaot later. Liest. Bennett, It is un
derstood, has fhardly had time to get
-~h~ money fromn the war department,
whieh requires its offeers to advance
moey from their own funds for ex
Spes oo occasions of 'this kind.
eO. Boyd in his testimony an
e Wnesday said thbat when be wEs
!st oamlon=ael on ispectio i-4
paid hi. own expeass out of 41ts 'ur.
private funds. He denied that Col.
Brock paid his hotel bill in Charles
to when Col. Brocks expense ae
count for this trip showed him charg
lug up $13.50 for hotel when Lieu*.
- Cababs had nothing to pay. siben
Lient. Canas wa toid by the ho
tel ma that >Ns bill bad been pal.
by Charlestontans. Witness said he
had stopped at the Charlesto- 1 -e'
and paid 'xis bill by ceck. But
be had not saed the cheek to sac *
'When the croezoamni=nat s?. t
ed It developed that Gen. Boi~i-I was
rot the defense's witness bit ha
b.een put on the stand by the din .
at the suggestion of memben' of t
uurt. The cros-ezamination wa'
brief. the only object being to mnak.
more emphatic the point' that n h'
ggs,' Boyd went out on inspec-tIC.~
which were being conducred by Col.
Brock, witns paid his own expeni
see, taking the position that the
State could be properly charged with
the expenses of only one man.
.Col. Brock then took the stand
and the attention Immediately dia
played by the court and spectator
showed that they were anxious tc
know bow he was going to explair
vaos matters connected with the
WItness began by explaining ho.
*when starting out on an inspectiot
trip It had been his custom and the
custom of the offie fod years to. draY
a warrant for an amount suffcient tc
carry him for a time, taking up item
ined statements to cover these we.
When he first went out he poi
down everything and brought bac'.
voucbers for everything, He was
told at the comptroller geieral's of
Iee that this was unnecessary, tha
the offee did not want to be encum
bered with all these vouchers. He
then quit bringing in small voucher:
and began submitting itemized stat~
ments to cover amounts previousl:
At first it was the custom to ha%
the amount drawn in adlvance an'
turned over to Gen. Boyd. who wo"!
give Brock his personal che'~k. Bro:'
afterwards submitting itemized state
ment. Boyd knew all this and hoi
tVie expenses were rucing- The
..t uoydrs health got bad witnis
SIRS WITH CREW
TWENTY-THREE MEN RDOWNED
BY AN ACCIDENT.
A Submarine Boat is Rammed by a
Mail Boat and Inunediate'y (oe%
to the Bottom.
A telegram received at thp Brit
ish Admiralty at London says a
French submarine was rammed an-!
sunk in the English Channel by a
mail boat running between Calais
and Dover. All aboard perished.
The foundered submarine's name
was t.M Fluviose. The crew num
bered twenty-three. All were lost.
The submarine was sunk by the fer
ry boat Pas De Calais two milt-s
northwest of Calais. The Pluviose
sank in 160 feet of water.
The crew had no chance to es
cape as their craft plunged to the
bottom in a moment after the col
lision. The submarine's length was
160 feet and its displacement 398
tons, and was one of- the best in the
attended to all this business.
"Now so far as the amounts spent
are concerned. they are stated with
absolute accuracy in my expense ac
counts. But I wizh to explain that
the hotel people. My expense ac
counts do not specify any hotels.
"For instance. if I had small Items
to pay like laundry or getting my
leggings chaned. I would put the
whole amount to a charge for hoteL'
'By way of introduction .he took
up the matter of Cabaniss charging
$5.25 for hotel at Anderson and his
charging $8. This $8 included his
expenses at CI'tmson. where he stop
ped for a short time, as was testi
Bed to by Cabaniss.
Witness. in answer to further
questions, said he could not remem
ber all the details of expense accounts
on his trips in 1907. 1908 and 1909.
For a while -he kept a small note
book carrying the items in detail.
but this had gotten lost. He had .
now only copies of his statements
fled with the comptroller general.
iWitness then explagned his ad
rancing money to Lieut. BenneUt,
which was agreed to by Boyd.
Witness in explanation of so much
team hire charges on the 1910 in
spection trips testified that he had
been instructed by Gen. Boyd to col-|
lect and turn in Zhe obsolete maga
sine rites scattered over the State.
In order to coved this expense he had
estimated the ecst of doing this and
irew the money. He found later
that this expense could be paid from
zational funds. Consequently. be
refunded to the State $22 In addition
to $50 refunded. This was before
General Boyd made any charges
against his accounts.
The defense offered in evidence re
ceipt from Lieut. Bennett for all
moneys advanced by Brock. This re
ceipt was Itemized, showing amounts
spent at each place. This receipt
wss given b7 Bennett officially and
acknowledged officially .
T:h army requires its officers to
remain in the service until their o'o
Mligans are disharged and witness
was Informed that the paper uns
good for cash to reimburse the State
for the amounts advanced to Ben
~Explaining the hotel charge of
$13.50 at Charleston when the local
militiamen pald~ the bill, witness said
the amount charged to hotel was .
for incl..entals and par. of it was
for a hotel bill for*General Boyd.
'Ehis tiatly contradicted General
Boyd, who testified that be paid his
own hotel bill by check.
In explanation, of $4 charged for
hotel at Pelser when he was enter
taned there by Capt. J. A. Smythi.
Jr.. witness said the amount was for
a trip he bad to silake to Columbia
to attend to soe duties of the office.
Part of this charge was for hotel
expense in Columbiafi which .he felt
he had a right to charge as he had
broken up housekeeping here for the
~The hotel charge at Barnwell of
t2.75 each for witness and Bennett
-n which Proprietor -Melalr of the
Barnweti hotel had testified that
Capt. Cole still owed for this bill.
which was..only $1 for the two, was
etext taken up. Witness explained
'ow expenses had been incurr~d in
the stop-over at Blackrille, which
were not ent'.red. All these details.
imounting to $2.75 for each. wer"
-harged to hotel at Barnwell. They
stopped at the hotel annex. where
'oly t~te porter was in charge. and
'je paid the bill of $1
Zn explanation of Mr. Cabaniss
mad his hotel bills at Camden being
$1.50 for Cabaniss and $12 for wit
ness. Col. Brock said the Camden
hotel charre Included hotel bilis at
Columbia and the $12 was for three
As to charge of $4 for team be
tween. Chesternield and Cheraw.
whereas Cabaniss had testified he
had paid half this bill. witness said
he thought Cabniss was mistaken;
that witness paid all this and would
not gllow Cabatviss to pay any por
tion 'rould .have borne the expense
Other hotel and similar expenses
were similarly explained.
- The department of Illinois. G. A.
R.. at Freeport. Ill.. Thu.nday tabled
as "l11 advised" the resol.. ion call
ing upon President Taft to take steps
to remove the statue of Robert E.
Lee from the Hall of Fame at Wash-:
-ngton and return it to the custody
Think Girl 'Kidnapped.
SAt New York Amelia Diamw#. a
pretty three-year-Old child. is miss
Sing from her father's home on the
East Side. The police are search
ring in the belief that she was kid
napped. They have a description o'f
than five years.
SOME HOT TALK
ha the Hese About the President's
THE DEBATE WAS WARM
Hot Wor. Pa'ssed Between Demo
crats and RepubUcans Over the
Question of Making "Immediate
ly Available' Another $=5.000 to
President's Traveling Expenses.
President Taft's traveling expenses
and the fact that already he had over
drawn his allowance of $25.000 a
ear voted by conrTress. led to acri
monious debate in the house Thurs
day and a refusal to permit him to
use the next year's allowance to
meet the deficiency.
As reported from the home com
mittee on appropriations the item of
$2S.000 for the fiscal year beginning
July 1 next. would have become "im
mediately available" except for the
protests -f Democratic members. The
words "immediately available" final
ly were stricken out by the action
>f Mr. Mann of Illinois. the occupant
>f the chair. In sustaining a point
)f order made by Mr. Macon of Ar
tansas. a Democrat.
It 'was the western and southern
rp made by Mr. Taft last fall that
hausted the White House travel
ng fund. During the debate. Chair
nsa Tawney. in charge of the bill.
.iticised Southern Democrats for
heir attitude in objecting to an ap
)ropriation to defray the expenses
f-a trip on which they had been the
Representative Hardwick of Geor
ia. drew from Mr. Tawney the ad
ission that Secretary Carpeo~ter
ad furnished him a. list of names of
emocrats who had accepted the
resident's hospitality. In connee
ion with the use of the names of
ch Democrats. Mr. Barlett of Geor
,a. charged that "the president has
iolated both the rules of hospital
ty and of decent conduct."
The president. Mr. Tawney said.
ad made his t-ip through the west
n4 Sotth at the invitation of sen
tors. rovernors ,f States and civic
tranizations. "This trip." said Mr.
'awner. "w:s not made for his own
beasure. Congress was in session
rhen delegation after delegation
rom this house. from the senate and
rom the fifferent States visited him
rginz him to make this trip."
At that time. Mr. Tawney said.
here was no appropriation to meet
e traveling expeoses.
"The president informed the chair
un of the committve on appropria
ions. explained Mr. Tawney. "that
ersonally he would rather remain
t his snmn-er home after adjourn
ent than to make that trip and that
*he only way be would be able to
ake the trip would be through con
ress giving him an appropriation,
rich we failed to make at the close
f the sixtieth congress. Now after
e president has accepted the invi
aton of members of this h~ouse and
'isited theii- States, after senators
d governors invited him, and while
in that trip he accepted their hospi
lty. they turn around and criticise
This statement served as a fire
brand upon the Democrats, several
if whom vainly attempted to inter
Mr. Tawney said that nine Dem
icratic governors invited the Presi
lent to visit their states. the states
teinr Texas. Colorado. Indiana. Mis
ulssippi. Louisana. Montana. Southi
arolina. North Carolina and Arkan
-'N"r trany Republican Governors
nvted him?" inquired Mr. Fitzger
L" of New York.
"Tey are not refusing to pay
hse expenses." retortcd Mr. Taw
e. He added that Democratic sen
tor's from Louisiana. Mississippi.
enesee. Georgia. Missouri. North
arolina. Florida. Colorado and
outh Carolina, together with 25
presentatives5 had evtended to the
resient th"e hospitality of their
tates and districts.
"Is this Southern hospitality?'
shouted Mr. Tawney. looking ,to
ar"1s the Democrats. "Can th'ere h--'
i meaner man." he askod. "than the
man who Invites another to a'c "mot
its .hospitality and then kicn t."
rther because he ac'cepted the h't
"Hit him asain." interposed Mr.
tdord. of Wiscottsin. amid Reuan
ilcan laughter and Democratic
Mr. Barlett. of Georgia. demand
s to know what representative: had
acceted the hospitality of the pres
ient on that trip. restated by Mr.
Tawny. 'Mr. Tawney promptly nam
ed Mr. Bartlett and his colleague.
Mr. Hardwick. of Georgia.
"That is not true: that is false."
xclaimed Mr. Bartlett. The Geor
glan added that he did ride in the
president's car. but he paid his own
Mr. Tawney said three Democratic
snators had been the guests of the
president on his Western trip.
"The "xpenises of this trip will be
justiied by the people of this coun
try. T care not whether they are
Dem~ocrats or Republicans." declar
ed Mr. Taw1er.
"The president may think it Is
nr to furnish my name as one
who was on his train." said Repre
sntatie Bartlett. "If the president
issatisfied with the' propriety. wit~h
the decency of furnishing the names
of myself and my collagues to the
rntleman from Minnesota in his
s'eerigc attack upon w'hat he calls
te .sr'itality of the south. that is
a matter for him. But the presleet
h voiated both the rules of hos
ptaity and of decont conduct."
"If a gentleman is the guest of the
prsien .m..,,. ta; fact. be reflected
WOMAN FIGHIS TISl
SHE FINDS IN HER HOU'SE WI1
DEADLY ROLLING PIN.
She Belabored the Burglar Until
Fell to His Death from a Thi
At New York Louis Grate.h. twen
five years ol:. painter by day al
burglar by night, fell to his dea
from the third story floor of a B
lancey stre't house after Mrs. Ge
Gietman. whose apartments be e
tered. had attacked him with
iron cuspidor and a rolling pin.
Gratch got into the house I
climltng up the fire escape%. To g
to the Gletemans' bedroom he h.
stepped across a crouch on whi4
slept Miss Lena Berkenholtg.
boarder. Gratch was searching Gie
em'an's clothing for money wht
Mrs. Gletman awoke suddenly at
She leaped out of bed and seizf
the man. Enraged more than frigh
ened. she rushed into the kitchei
where she seized an iron cuspid(
and struck him over the head am
The man broke away and mad
for the parlor window. Mrs. Gie
man pursued him until a boy boarc
er in the house ran up and hande
her a rolling pin.
.With this she belabored Grate
furiously. As the man struggled I
front of the window at the side c
the yard she struck him across th
jaw. With a scream he toppled head
long Into the yard. striking on th
concrete pavement. An ambulanc
surgeon found that Gratch had die
of a broken neck caused by the fal
OPENING INDIAN GRAVES.
Mounds Found (Ooataining Hundred
'Dr. J. W. McNeill and Prof. Cbaw
Peabody of Harvard University. wh
are interested in archaeouogical dih
overies In Cumberland county. N. C
passed through Hope Mills on thei
way to the Davis Bridge. about si
miles from Hope Mills, to engage Ii
excavating the large Indian mouni
near that point. Six or seven me
were secured to do the work o
excavation and as the mound I
30 feet wide and nearly as long an
many feet deep. it will take severa
lays to reach all parts of it..
A number of skulls and bone
have been uncovered, and it is es
imated that fully one hundred an
ifty Indians were buried here loi
before the advent of the white max
A pipe made of a substance tha
looks like soapstone. and a well-de
fined tomahawk were also found
here are a number of Indial
mounds in this county. and most o
them are familar to Dr. McNeil, wh
has been investigating the mound
For several years.
In one grave. Dr. McNeil foun
here more than one hundred Is
Iians .had been buried, evidently th
ictims of a sanguinary battle. On
f the skulls still bad a tomahawl
sticking in it. while there were arrol
eads in a number of the skeletoni
sowing that they had been throw:
rto the grave as they fell on th
attlefeld with the weapons tha
aused their death remaining in thel
HAD FATAL EFFECT.
omet Causes Two Sudden Deathi
At Talladega. Ala.. the appearanc
f the comet Sunday evening caue
ntense excitement. Congregation
f several churches left their pew
and hundreds of persons stool e'
ited in the square and gazed at tn
~elestal visitor. Miss Ruth Jor in
aughter of a farmer living two mil.
from Talladega was called to ib'
loor of her homne to see "'i comet
ad immediately fell dead. phya
lans assigning ,eart failure as thi
cause. An unknown negr, o-1 th
epot platform was showr the co;:
t and Instantly dropped dead.
Kill'd by Train.
Mr. E. W. Smoak. brakeman c
Train Xo. 62 of the Southern Rai
wa. a resident of Branchville an
unmarried, was struck and almo:
instantly killed by his own train c
uesday near the freight depot
Aiken. While the re'st of the cre
tad taken a part of the train off c
a spur track. Smoak evidently crej
under a box car to avoid the ral
Wihile ther the engine and oth4
cars returned and caught him on:
wares, knocking him from under tU
cars and inflicting injuries fro:
which he died soon afterwards
Caused Blood Poisoning.
According to the cororcr's al
nouncement a cat and fly were r
sponsible for the deat.h of Edward I
Pratt. a manufacturer of Jersey Cit
White petting a kitten a week ai
he was scratched on the hand and
few hours later crushed a fly
that hand. Septic blood poisonin
which even amputation could n
the su~pposed kidnappers.
'White Slarer Sentenced.
At New York Belle Moore. the n
ress convicted in the "white slav<
trial for placing t wo girls for ir
moral purposes. was Friday senten
ed to the Auburn prison for not le
than two and a half years nor mo
in .is vote hereupon an appro~prI
tion?" inquired Mr. Hlardwick.
Mr. Garrett. of Tannessee. su
gested that object ion to the appi
priation was that the money h
been used by the president to pay I
expenses "In making partisan a
KULLS BLACK FILD
,'H BT A WHITE FIEND SUCCEEI
IN GETING AWAY.
Ic Charlotte and Vicinity Aroused Ov4
d- Two Bold Attempts at Crimim
ty A dispatch from Charlotte. N. C
Id says two bold attempts at crimin
th assault in broad daylight in that in
e- mediate section Thursday. in whic
one of the assailants was a whit
_ man and the other a negro. arouse
m the country people to a frenzy. wit
the result that the negro was fatall
>v shot. wh ile a posse of citizens wit
et bloodhounds is scouring the countr
d for the white man, with the interatio
h of lynching him.
a The negro. Will Ross. entered th
. home of James Railes. near Fort Mill
n and attemptel an assault upon Mis
d Troy Bailes. his daughter. twent;
rears old. The girl's screams sooi
d brought aid, but the negro escaped
t later being apprehended in the su
burbs of Charlotte. Ross ran whe:
r Officer Colthrap attemptod to arres
d him. and the latter fired. fatall:
e At noon an anknown white mai
. -ttempted to assault Miss Carri
. Bell. the fifteen year old daughte1
d of John Bell. telegraph operator a!
Bessemer City. He too, was fright.
h ened off before accomplishing hi
a purpose, escaping Into the wood.
, near Crowder's Mountain. A possw
e of angry neighbors was hastily form
ed. and with" bloodhounds from m
e convict camp are scouring the woods
e At a late hour Friday night the poss
i had not been heard from.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
The Grand Lodge Elects Offcers and
The grand lodge of Knights of
Pythias had a most delightful meet
Ing at Bennettsville this week. The
following offcers were elected for the
Grand chancellor. J. W. Walter
Doar. of Georgetown: grand vice
chancellor, Frank K Myers of Char
leston; grand prelate, Frank S. Ev
ans of Greenwood; grand keeper of
records and seal, C. D. Brown of Ab
bevflle; grand master of exchequer,
Wilsan G. Harvey of Charleston;
grand master-at-arms, C. W. Cros
land of Bennettsville: grand Inner
guard. J. L. Reeves of North: grand
outer guard. Dr. J. M. Oliver of Or
The following district deputy grand
chancellors were chosen:
First. A. V. Williams. Charleston:
t .eeond. W. C. Henry. Timmonsville:
thir4. J. F. Carter. Bamberg; fourth.
A. M. Deal. Columbia; fifth. Rev. H.
A. Knox. Mayesville: sixth, W. M
Dunlap. Rock Hill: seventh. A. V.
Martin. Clintor. eighth. J. W. Shel
or. Walhalla; ainth. Jas. H. Craig
Anderson: tenth, J. W. LeGrand.
-Bennettaville; eleventh. Ge6rge A
Schiffley, Orangeburg. All of these
are new except Mr. Deal. Mr. Craig
ad 'Mr. Martin.
rThe following appointments were
announced by the erand chancellor:
Grand tribune for three years
Herbert E. Gyles, of Alken.
Members of the board of publi
t cation of the South Carolina Py
thian--M. Rutledge Rivers, reap
A past grand chancellor's jewe
was presented to Prof. A. G. Rem
bert by the lodge. Prof. Rembert L
devoted to the work of this organiza
tion and has rendered to it mucd
ICOXN'FEss SECOND MURDER.
-Thinking His Petition for' Pardo'
e Had4 Been Dened.
s 'Believing that his application foi
e a pardon had been denied when i
-t :bad been continued for further in
tvestigation. Moises Freys, a Mexi
-can serving a -life sentence for mur
. der in tube state penitentiary at Can
-on City. Cal.. .has sworn to an affi
davit declaring he committed anoth
er murder for which Juan Duran.
fellow Mexican is serving a sentence
The two murders which wer
committed in the vicinity of Trinidac
d ten years ago. were closely connect
t ed. Not until he had signed .his con
fessioni to the second murder dit
t Freyas know that his application foi
t pardon had been received wit1
enough favor to warrant the boar<
of pardons in making a careful in
vestigation in his case The inres
tigation will now be transferred t
.the Duran'S case.
eTears Shoe to Shreds.
At Wilmington. N. C.. during
severe electric storm Miss Caledoni
Roderick was struck by lightni
and her right shoe torn to shreds
She was knocked unconscious. bu
examined later by a physician show
ed that no injury resulted other tha1
the severe shock and a slight buri
a on her rirht foot.
Ride Pleased Him.
iThe Newberry Observer says:."
e negro was carried to the chaingan
on Tuesday in a fine new automobil'
He remarked. 'Captain. I've bee
wanting to ride in one of them thing
a long time.' "
Barns Proved Fatal.
s Mrs. Joseph T. Patten. of Onaw
re Iowa. who was burned Thursday a
jternoon while washing out a "rat
- used in her hair. in gasoline, an
a was hurried to a hospital. died earl
Made Him lware.
o- Following the publication of a
e leged offensive articles in his pape
is E. N. Bryant. a negro was driven oi
3d of Brookhaven. Miss., and his plar
a residence burned.
MUST. WIN 0111'
To Win ami Repu~ca Wil Nae E
Fiht Gov. Ham
IN THE BUCKEYE STAT
Result of Recent White Houe C
I- ferences Is that Defence of Pay
Aldrich Tariff Law Will Be Pr
d cipal Factor in Ohio Congressloi
,P. H. McGowan. in his Washii
ton letter to the Ncws and Couri
says the determination just react
between President Taft and the le.
eng men In the Republican party
start the tariff issue in Ohio. wit.h 1
fight against Governor Harmon a
the Buckeye Democrats. Is taken
Washington to mean that not oi
will this ce the great and all-absoi
ir. issue in the Congressional eli
tions of the present summer and fz
but this feature will also come
the fron largely in the national e4
tion of 1912.
When President Taft-is brother
Charles P. Taft-came to WashiE
ton last week and spent spveral da
at the White House holding conft
ences with Senators Dick of Obi
Aldrich of Rhode Island. and'othe
high in the Republican councils,
was believed that something of 11
portance would develop and this b
proved to be the case.
The announcement made that
diean-cut defence of the tariff b
and the general principle of prcZ
tion would be the slogan of the Oh
Republicans in the coming campaig
and Governor Harmon and his De,
ocratic lieutenants would be ;.iv,
all they could do answering the o
slaughts of the Republicans, came
This announcement is importa
for many reasons. Not only is
pointed out that Republican leade
believe they must take a firm sta
in the Buckeye State now in ord
to save the members of Congref
because of the opposition to-the tar
in that section. but it shows also th
if success is secured from the pre
ent number of Republicans return<
to Congress as are in it now. w-hi
would virtually be an endorseme
of the tariff and protection, that
knock-out blow would thus be gir<
the Presidential hopes of Govern,
He would see his own States T
turn Republican members of Ca
gress to their present seats in spi
of the fact that the opposing Dem
crats are basing their hope of ele
tion on the tariff question. For Oh
to endorse the tariff now. It is belie
ed. would be a long step toward pla
Ing that State squarely in the IR
publican Presidential column
1912, and none know this better thi
President Taft and his broth4
Thiat this programme will
thrcugh is not doubted, unless tl
President should later on veto it al
direct that the fight proceed alo1
other lines. But there is little prc
ability of a change in the -prese
plan being made. The Presidei
however unwilling he may be to e
ter into local politics in Ohio. is t
man looked to for setting the pai
and it is to him that the Ohio vote
look to give the word that will p
the political machinery in the Buc
eye State in motion.
The President is considering t
various suggestions that have be
made to him, and is greatly interes
ed in the claims of those who I
lieve that a straightouit Republic
victory can be made an a straighte
defence of the Aldrich-Payne tar
law, with the promise that whenei
the tariff is revised ag'ain it- will
upon a scientific basis. leaving
doubt as to the fairness or justni
of the schedules.
Such action will be entirely in Ii
with his own ieas on the tari
He has defended the present tar
law in his speeches in different pai
of the country. but it is said tI
this would not conrmit him to a p
icy of standing pat upon the law.
fatsa to be gathered by the tat
board indicate that there arc inequ
ities in the measure of protection
forded to different lines of busine
Undoubtedly Ohio is to be ma
the main stamping ground not 01
of the Congressional elections of t
prest..t year. but of the national el
tion two years hence also. Alrea
-the signs point that~ way.
TOOK HER OWN LIFE.
Arranged He'r Own Funeral P3
.Resorting to three different me
-ods to kill herself. wflile her tam
was asleep around her, Mrs. J.
Deal, who lives a little over a m
from Maiden. N. C.. committed s
cde Thursday morning beforeday
saturating herself with kerosene
and setting herself on fire.
Her husband was awakened by1
~flames from her dress and -an to
rescue. but too late to save h
A razor and an axe were lying n'e
'~She tried first to en~ her throat a
Sthen to cut her head with the a
ill health was the cause.
was 2- years of age and two el
Iren survive her. She suffered
great deal from the awful mode
~'adopted to put an end to her ex
Y Cold in Texas.
At Amarillo. Texas.. following
wind and hailstorm of Satur
night, a norther that has sent
1- temperature to the freezing po
r. prevailed there Sunday with ind
it tions pointing to snow. It is fea
it that immenae damage to crops1
WAS THRO WN OUT
REV. C. W. CREIGHTON'S APPEA1
larWAS NOT HEARD.
He Gives His Version of the Action
E of the Comm'tee That Reued to
Hear His Side.
The following statement Is made
by the Rev. C. W. Creighton in the
me- Christian Appeal concerning the ac
in- tion of a committ'e of the Methodist
General Conference in reference to
his appeal from the action of the
South Carolina Conference in expell
ing him from that body:
er. There were two cases on appeal
ed to that body-that of the writer and
one other. At the first meeting of
. the Comn!ttee of appeal the last
nd mentioned case was taken up first
at by order of the bishop who acted as
Ily chairman of the committee. That
appeal was not pressed by the op
pellant and it might have very prop
to erly been postponed until ours was
c- heard, but it was not.
Of the nature of that case we
are compelled to speak, that our
ys readers may gather an idea of the
r- method pursued in our case though
0; we regret to do so. The appellant
rs had been charged with seduction
It and being party to a subsequent
n. crime which cost the life of the
as girl involved-a school teacher. On
the first charge he was convicted
a and appealed; on the second he was
il acquitted by the trial commit
C- tee. No objection was -raised to
io hearing his appeal; it was heard and
n, a new trial ordered.
n- After waiting nearly a week our
n appeal was entered upon: The charge
a- and specifications were read, then
as the notice and groun s of appeal.
At this point the bishop asked.
nt "Shall the appeal be entertained?
it The prosecution objected to hearing
rs it on the ground that we had preach
d ed pending the appeal. We frankly
ar said, "yes, as a layman we .have
a, done such work as we could, but we
iff have performed no act or function
at of a Methodist preacher." The bish
- op objected to any statement from
,d us, but we had strong papers from
:h good men and we persisted In read
at Ing them. This was a surprise, they
a had expected to take us by surprise,
mn but we were ready. The bishop held
)r that we had lost tne right to appeal
and on this point a hot argument
e- f.,llowed which lasted for more than
a- two hours.
te The discipline provides that "the
o- General Conference shall never pasb
c- any act taking away the right of
to trial by committee and appeal.' ano
v- it was therefore held that if any
- conditions attached to an appeal
e- those conditions were void, not at
In tached. it was a constitutional right.
in absolute'and that the only way by
ir which it corald be defeated was by
death or voluntary abandonment by
;o the appellant. The appellant insist
h d that no conditions attached to an
id appeal form a judgment of expul
la sion, that .he knew of none, and
b-' had he known of any he woud have
nt performed them. In reply the bishop
it read the notice and grounds of ap
n- peal. called attention to the care
be with which they were drawn, said
e- appellant was a lawyer and should
Ts have known It and held his posi
k-A member of the committee call
ed his attention to the case referr
lie d to above and reminded him that
nno such point was raised in t.ha
-case. Another member pointed out
Sthe fact that the appellant had work
an ed only as a layman and turning to
ut the bishop he said: "follow youi
position to its logical conclusion and
er it amounts to this, a layman can't
pray in the Methodist church. I
question, he continued, the right or
'authority of the Methodist church to
nsay that any man who feels moved
nolift his voice in behalf of the Mas
ter and fallen humanity shall not
I'he bishop held that by preach
at ing the appellant had lost the right
to appeal and that the appellant
should have known this although it
is not a condition imp~osed by the dis
cipline. The bishop Is a trustee of
Vanderbuilt University. the trustees
of that instituttion violated the plain
de ly written requirements of the dis
ljcipline in electing to the office of
htrustee men who are not member's
of the Methodist church and thereby
d the church is in danger of losing
$3,000,000 worth of property. That
bishop stood up before the committee
on education and a crowded assembly
and plead as an excuse for his act
Te that he did not know of that pro
vision.. in the discipline!
A member of the committee re
th- marked with a degree of pathos
ily 'some men must be sacrificed." The
'bishop let drop several statements
H. which showed that he was perfect
ie ly familiar with the case and if so
uhe must have known that if the case
by went to the committee the appellant
oi would win.
It was an Issue between a ,ish.,p
he throwing his induence on the o:de
ier of the admiinstration and an humble
er. preacher seeking to have a triscar
ar. riage of justice righted; the bishi.p
d was the stronger and he won by a
xe. vote of 13 to 6.
~''l'he appeal was not hear I d
i'merits of the case were not touca
a ed. but enough was elicited to miak
he this much clear: A preacher who was
t charged with seducing a young w'
man, a poor school teacher. and be
ing party to her subsequent d".-.t!.
had a hearing without objection A'd
the ecured a new trial, but another
la preacher who had exposed wrong.
the criticised officials and advocate I a
:nt. larger liberty for the laymen of the
ca- church andi was expelled for it. was
red denied the privilege of havang the
v'ill methods by which that expulsion was
,HAVE AARu liE
Iep I CRMWy Hid Frm the
Si (dthe Pinb~c.
MH LORIER IATIM
charge that ie Was Elected by the
Use of Bribe Money Overshadow.
Every Other Phase of Present
Congressional Stiuntlon as Afect.
ing the Doinant Poltical Party.
P. H. McGowan, the Washington
correspondent of The News and Cour
ier says the political situation was
never more interesting ir Washing
ton than just now, with the Demo
crats having their fill of enjoyment
at the expense of their Republican
The Republicans have been In deep
water ever since the present session
:f C'niress opened in December.
That big Government deficit. the
fierce objection to the Aldrich-Payne
tariff law. the troublesome work of
the "insurgenuts"-all these are
causes that gave the majority party
annoyance before others were added.
Now there are still more dilemmas
and either horn looks lke a badone.
The postal savings bank bil Is not
worrying the Democrats in the least,
while, on the contrary. It Is giving
the Republican members of Congress
-both In the House and Senate
no end of trouble.
But added to this is the worst of
all trouble because it Is strictly with
In party lines-the fact that unlem
Senator William 6. Lorimer, of Il
linois, can purge himself of the al
legations connecting him with brib
ery work !'s his recent election, when
,e defeated former Senator Hopkins
he must, without doubt, face carges
of a grave nature before a Court
composed of his present colleagues
in the Senate.
0o far as the postal savings bank
1s concerned there Is little use to
disguise the fact that neither' the
bankers nor the people generally
throughout the country want It. So
far as 'the former ar' concerned
there has been suScient testimonay
presented to Congress already to
show that the enactment of such a
bill cannot do other than work larg
ly to the detriment of .these hastltu
tions-esbecially the smaller ones
conducting savings deposit depart
ments on a limited scale.
The question Is being asked In
Wshingto why is it necessary for
the Government to become the guar
than of several million people and
take care of their earnings in order
to encourage "thrift" as the purpose
of the postal savings bank bill un
oubtedly is? It is pointed out that
If the people. have been able to take
care of their small savings up to
his time they will probably be able
o do so hereafter.
The Lorimer case presents several
nteresting features. Unless he can ,
lear hImself- from the crve charges
odged against him he iildoubtless
be forced to resign from his eat In
the Senate. There are both Repub
licans and Democrats who say that
or the good of the Senate generafly
Senator Lorimer must give a clean
account of his doings in the Ilinois
legislature in connection with his -
Falling in this he will be allowed
to resign, and declining to take ad
antage or this opportunity, wil be -
The fact that Senator Iorimer re
mained in his rooms at a hotel for
many dlays before going to the Sen
ate, gives clear and positive indica
tion that he believes there is tron
ble in store for him. His case Is
much of a mystery here, and white
e Is not considered of any special --
weight by his colleagues, there wilt
undoubtedly be a clearing up of the
rituation during the next few days,
unless Senator Lorimer can do s
himself. - .
It is now believed that he will
make a speech in the Senate, but
that it will not be satisfactory. Then
It will be necessary for a special comn
mittee or Investigation to be appoint
e-t-somethinlg like the Ballinger
Pinchot committee or that investigs
tingn the existence of a ship subsidy
lobby in Washington. That Mr. Lor
imer is to be investigated and that
thIs investigation may prolong the
present session of Congress many
weeks is one of the strong probabil
ities at this time.
Shot to Kill.
At Henderson. Ky., W. B. Ebelen.
a well-known horseman was shot and
killed and Mattie White. the negro
servant in the family, was fatally
wounded by Mrs. Ebelen. at the Ebe
len home Friday. Mrs. Ebelen gave
herself up. telling the police that
It w'as merely a case of whether she
or her husband had T~o die.
An Old Hero Dies.
Capt. J. Pembroke Jones, who was
one of the officers on the Merri
mac when she fought the MonItor,
died in California Tuesday. He was
the oldest living graduate of the.
Naval Academy at the time of his.
death. He was a native of Virginia.
The exodus or Jewish families
from city of Kiev. Russia. has be
gun. The total departure from that
city up to Thursday night were 300
proscribed families belonging exclu
sively to the poorest classes. The
expulsion is attended with harrow
They Are Everywhere.
'-You know and I k4now that 'blind
tigers' are run in this city." declar
ed ex-Gov. Glenn. of North Carolina.
at a tfontgomnery church Thursday
night. "It is useless to say that the
ofcals are trying to eni ore the law."