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SOLVED AT LAST
Be Iysrims Disappeafnce of a
Liie ir aeated Up.
BODY FOUND IN CELLAR
Of St. Joseph's Cathoic School, at
louisvfle, Ky., there the Victim
LIved With Her Parents When She
Disappeared a Few Months Ago
That Alma Kellner. the eight-year
old daughter of Fred L. Kellner. of
Louisville. Ky.. was murdered and
not kidnapped. was proven Monday
when her mutilated and dismembered
body was found in the cellar of St.
John's Catholic School. at Clay and
Walnut streets, scarcely five blocks
from her home.
The mystery surrounding the girl's
disappearance, on December S last.
completely baffled the police. and
notwithstanding a search in all parts
of the United States and Canada. no
tidings of her whereabouts was re
ceived until about 10 o'clock Monday
aring. when a plumber. searching
for a leak in the basement of the
school. discovered the body.
rhe detectives %re working on the
theory that t& girl was murdered
In the vicinity of the scolI. and af
ter attempts had been made to burn
the body it was surreptitiously bur
led in the sub-cellar and quick lime
used to disintegrate the fesh.
Every bone in the childs body was
broken and the skull was crushed
and charred, showing that the at
tempt to burn the body. if such was
made had been interrupted or the
perpetrator of the crime had chang
ed his mind regarding its disposition
The finding of the body has arous
ed intense excitement and a large
. crowd surrounded the school all day
The child's mother has not yet seem
the body, but after she recovere<
-from a collapse, she ::erely said: "
have been relieved."
The torso was found wrapped ir
a piece of carpet. save for one limb
which was later discovered in a cor
ner of the cellar and buried in the
clay foor of the basement to a deptl
of perhaps three feet. The leak f:
the water pipe, the cause of whici
has not yet been learned, had causec
the water to flow until the noor wa
covered to a depth of three feet.
The scene of the discovery is onl;
Aye blocks from the Kellner home
and the school adjoins St. Jchn
church, where the Kellner faml;
worshiped. The body was very bad
ly decomposed, and had probabl:
been In th e basement five months.
It was to attend services at Si
John's church on the morning o
Decemiber S last, that Alma left homn
about a quarter before 9. and see:
La few moments later as she neare
St John's by a druggist, who notice
her stopping for a moment to pla
with a cat which was sitting in th
window of his store. The durggis
wa the last known person to se
the child alive.
The police are looking for Josep:
Wendling. flormer janitor at S1
John's Church, who since Januar
14. a little more than a month arte
the disappearance of the Kellne
child, has been missing. Mrs. Len
Wendling, wife of the missing ma;
and housekeeper for Father Scht:
mn~n. pastor of St. John's Church. I
In a sworn statement made befor
Capt. Carney. chief of detectivet
Mrs. Wendling admitted washin,
muddy clothes of her husband short
ly after the disappearance of th
Kellner girl. The detectives hay
these clothes, trousers, shirt and .hat
and declare there are still bloo4
stains on them.
Wendling is described by the de
tectives as being 27 years of age
about 5 feet 10 inches in height
weight about 160 pounds. a smnai
black moustache and dark hair an<
eyes. 'Mrs Wendling Is 42. A lit
tie more than a year ago Wendlinj
was arrested and fined for imprope:
conduct with a young girl.
Wendling's parents live at Genlis
Cote d'Or, France. According to th<
wife's statement to Capt. Carney
Wendling was a deserter from the
French army. Father Schumant
said he had learned since Wendling'
disappearance that .he had left sev
eral positions without notice. His
departure from the church was a
surprise to the priest.
POLITICAL SINNER REPENTS
Tom Watson Announces Return te
The Hon. Thomas E. Watson, once
a Democratic member of Conirress,
twice nominated by the Populist par
ty for the Presidency of the United
States, and who has long been one
of the chief controlling factors in
politics, as a Populist. In Georgia. an
nounces in a card. Issued Tuesday.
his return to the Democratic party.
His language is strong, forceful and
leaves no doubt that he has re
turned to stay. He calls upon his
long-time political friends to defeat
Thomas W. Hardwick for re-election
DEATH OF AN OLD RERO.
Serred on the Merrihaac in Battle
With the Monitor.
The Rev. A. A. Jones. aged 'T
years. -ne of the oldest active mem
bers of the Virginia C-.nference.
Methodist Episcopal Church. South.
-i+.d at Norfolk. Va., Moniday. fol
lewing a stroke of paralysis. At the
sime of the Hampton Roads engage
ment between thA Virginia and .\on
~tor Mr. Jones was on the Virginia
~nd was in one of the last two boats
that left thA Virginia when she was
subsequently Nlown up by her own
men off Craney Island.
His Prediction True.
b Samuel Fords announced that h*
was to be married Monday night and
that it would cost him his life. When
Catherine Pritchard. whose name was
not mnentioned in the announcement.
heard the news, she called on Ford
and killed him with several shots
from a revolver. Jealousy is alleg
ed to have been the motive. The
ageay occurrA at Pallock.
A BIG CROP NEEDED
NEW ORLEAN PAPER ANALYZES
says the World Will Need More Cot
ton This Year Than it Ever Did
In a comprehensive review lately
of the cottod situation. The New Or
leans Picayune argues in favor of a
larger production of the staple, de
claring that while the speculative
element of the market is continually
advocating short crops and high pri
ces it will be a mistake for the Amer
ican farmers to allow these artu
ments to militate against a liberal
It takes this position. this paper.
which is expert in the cotton busi
ness. declares that the crop of the
past year was disastrously small and
the ,eason ends with the shortest
visible and invisible stocks in a long
number of years. In the main the
ideas of this paper are harmonious
with those of the farmers in gener
al for the reason that the curtailed
production of the past year admit
tedly necessitates a larger yield for
the new season. in order to meet the
actual necessities and requirements
of the world.
A big crop would s-l not only
at satisfactory but at paying prices
becnuse every bale of it will be
needed. With a short crop coming
on top of the crop failure of last
year famine prices will be experienc
ed, but as always happens under
such conditions. profits, instead of
being equitably distritnuted. will ac
crue to a comparatively few peo
ple. the balance being left to suffer
the results of disastrously small
yields. which no amount of high
prices can make profitable. More
over. another short yield coming on
top of the scarcity of the past sea
son would demoralize the spinning
industry of the world.
The Picayune believes, therefore.
that there is every incentive for
farmers to repair the damage done
by the cold weather of Apri! an 1
the backwardness of the season-gen
erally. Nothing is to be gained by
a short crop. while a good crop is
certain to sell at paying prices. The
mere pt,,nting of a large acreage
does not Insure a good crop. but the
careful cultivation or a reasonable
acreage does help materially to pro
duce the best results.
It would. therefore. be ill advis
I ed to permit early discouragements
to cause an abondnt..' c ; ny of
the normal cotton acreage as long
as it is possible to replant. While
the season has been backward and
there has been a notable absence of
r suffcient moisture, it is still early
enough for these adverse condition.e
to change. A big cotton crop is
absolutely needed, no matter what
the speculators may say, and there
fnever was a time when there was
Sa greater certainty that a big crop
would prove profitable.*
CPID GOT REAL BV'SY.
And CatrdA-heLd ece
Clno mrip eddingW Lathe. ato
grestInistarer of Tuesa.misrEMis
Augtchl.a Sminent Westminister
married Dr. Samuel C. Moon, a pop
ular Westminister physician. The
ceremony occurred at two o'clock and:
the three couples boarded No. 38 go
irng to Asheville for their honey
moon. The three brices were teach
-ers the past session In the Westmin
Ister high school. This is believed
to be the first time on record w.hen
Cupid has invaded a school and cap)
tured the entire teaching force with
the exception of the superintendent.
who in this instance is already mar
DIED WHILE RAISING FLAG.
Flag Wire Got Crosied With a Lire
The patriotism of John Gleriow
ski, a middle aged Polander. has
cost him his life. While trying to
hoist the Stars and Stripes for Me
morial Day on the roof of Turner
Hall. In Glendale. Pa.. a copper wire.
on which the flag was strung, came
in contact with a live lignt wire. The
shock which travelled to Gierlowskl
kntocked him down, and entangled
him in the flag and wire, he rolled
to the ground, thirty-five feet below.
Hie died half an .hour lat.4r, either
from the electric shock or the In
juries received in the fall.
GOING FOR HIS RECORDS.
Exploree Cook Getting Ready to Go
The New York American says the
mystery of the whereabouts of Dr.
Frederick A. Cook has been solved.
He is in Scotland preparing for his
trip to Etah. whence he plans to
bring back his records of his discov
ery of the North Pole and his in
struments which are cached there.
Hie also intends to bring back the
two Esquimno boys who accompanied
him on hia dash to the North Pole.
Chest--r Beecroit. of Peiham Manor.
N. Y.. has announced that he will
sail from Etah on June 15 with the*
Bernier expedition to the Arctic in
the hope of finding the record. ahich1
Dr. Frederick A. Cook left in the
larank Carbolic Acid.
Albert BE"t s. an.-d about C7. de
spondent ov r his mahdity to secure
employment in G;reenvill. committed
suicide Tuesday morning by taking a
dose of carbolic acid. He l-eft a note
explaining his reasons for taking his j
own ltue and biding his frionds andj
Three Were Killed.
Wh'en a northbound freight train ' b
n the Mobile and O.hio railroad was c
wrecked Monday. near Scooba. Miss..
three men lost their lives. consider
able property was damaged and sev
eral are reported injured
It is predicted that trolley fares a
must rise, but as almost everyone1
feelc that they can afford mutomo- ~
blis. wat o w cae?
OPEN IN JUNE
he Itinefay of the State Candlates
Wil Begin Now SeenL
FLL LAST TWO MONTHS
)pening Meeting Will Be Held al
Sumter and CIoSiug Meeting at
Newberry.-Break in Schedule Ac- ha
count Red Shirt Men and-Reunion a
of Veterans. PO
The itinerary for state campaign -l
:his summer was made public Mon- qt
tay afternoon by Gen. Wilie Jones. bt
f Columbia. chairman of the exec
utive committee and member of the at
special sub-committee, named by the st;
executive committee to prepare the to
dates for the campaign speeches. The p,
ampaign begins June 22. and will ze
end August 27. The opening town it
is Sumter and the campaigners end
The Itinerary. is
Sumter. Wednesday. June 22. m
-Bishopville. Thursday. June 23. ii;
Darliragton. Friday. June 24. oc
Bennettsville. Saturday. June 25 ei
Chesterfield. Monday. June 27 o
Camden. Tuesday. June 28. te
Lancaster. Wednesday. Juie 29. -
Chester. Thursday. June 30.
Yorkville. Friday. July 1. a
Winnsboro. Saturday. July 2. w
Lexington. Wednesday. July 6. C
Saluda. Thursday. July 7. 11
Edgefleld. Friday. July S. el
Aiken. Saturday. July 9.
Ramberr. Monday. July 11.
Barnwell. Tuesday. July 12.
Hampton. Wednesday. July 13. ci
Beaufort. Thursday. July 14.
Walterboro. Friday. July 15.
Charicton. Saturday. July 16.
St. George. Tuesday. July 19.
Orangeburg. Wednesday. July 20
St. Matthews. Thursday. July 21.
Manning. Friday. July 22.
Monck's Corner. Tuesday. July 26
Georgetown. Wednesday. July 27.
Kingstree. Friday. July 29.
Florence. Saturday. July 30. t1
Dillon. Tuesday. August 2.
Marion. Wednesday. August 3.
Conway. Thursday. August 4.
Columbia. Saturday. August 6.
iU-on. Monday. August S.
Spartanburg. Tuesday. August 9. b
Gaffney. Wednesday. August 10.
Greenville. Thursday. August 11.
Pickens. Friday. August 12.
Walhalla. Saturday. August 13.
Week off to attend reunion of Con
federates and red shirts at Spartan
burg if desired on August 17 and iS.
Anderson. Monday. August 22.
Abbevilie. Wednesday. August 24
Grenwod. Thursday. August 25
'Laurens. Friday. August 26.
Newberry. Saturday. August 27. ~
The Red Shirts.
It will be observed from the above
itinerary that the sub-committee hasl
made a break from August 13 tol
August 22. at the~ request of Mr J t
C. Stribling. commander-in-chief of
the Red Shirt Men of 1S76, in or.
der that the candidates may attend
the reunion of the Red Shirt Men I
,-r.d old Confederate soldiers at Spar
tan'urg on the 17th nad 1Sthi ot
After the meeting at Manning on
3uly 22. the candidates may attend
a great gathering of the surrounding
counties at Olanta. Florence Countv.
ca July 23. T his break in the sche!
ule was made at the request o'f a
member of the State executive com
mittee. Olanta may be reachest by
.-ain most conveniently from .slan
Tr~e last day for paying s-ness- C
ments and filing pledges will he ~
June 21. 12 M. The assessment for
candidates for Governor is $75: for ~
other State offices $50: for Congress I
NO MORE MOSQLITOES. 1
Experts Find a Fish That Destroys a
Their Lara*e. t
Experts In the emplor of the fi
United States government declare t<
that if Northern people will cultivate S
three types of fish known as "top t
minnows."' sunfish and goldfish. the S
mosquito pest will be a thing of the T
past within a few years. Prof. Wi)-1
1am P. Seal declares New York will
be rid of the bad Anopheles if he-r
people will cultivate the 'Gambusia a:
Affinus'' and the Hebranda Form- p
osa.' Both of these species are t<
knoe:n as "top minnows" becaus- no
tey are in the .habit of being near C
the surface and feeding there.
Both are to be found in vast num- ti
bers in the South in the shallow n
margins of lakes, ponds and streams tU
in the tide water regions. They are e<
also to be found in shallow ditc.hes
and surface drains. even where the
water is but a fraction of an inch
deep. They find their way to the re
motest possible breedin.: places of
th- mnosquito and eat the mosquito
larve by the million.
Prof. Seal also advises Northerens
to cultivate gold Es~h and two hmall C
kinds of sun fish, know as the t
'oach" and the "shiner.' which live ii
among plants. The goldfish is lazy. C
ut eats immense numbers of mos- o1
lito larvae. Rut it is cannibalistic. t
'he top minnows are foragers. al- d(
rays on the move in search for food.
kimming over the tops of plants J
ith restless energy. *s
RIPPED BY FIERCE BLIZZARD.
amage Dene by Storm in Lake Su
perior Section. W4
A special to the Detroit News from is
alume't says that Lake Superior and as
h.' surrounding country are in the em
rip of a fierce blizzard, with high to
ortherly winds and a heavy snow.
All boats are s'eeking ports of re- ro~
ue from the gale. A heavy sea is ha
inning all along the southern coast. ui~
'o bears are report.'d within reach ic
the wireless. Wire and train ser- ret
ice are practicalty demoralized. the
Tried to Wreck Train. acc
The discovery of a nine inch iron vid
ot driven firmly into a switch frog Jto
SBalfour on the Southern railway der
2 mles from Asheville indicates a I this
ell-lad plan to wreck train No. JCot
IELPTHE GOOD WORK
[E CLEAN SPORTS LEAGUE OF
a Been Carefully Organized and
Arrangesments Made to Put It Into
The Clean Sports League of the
rolinas has been carefully organ
4i and elaborate arrangements
ve been made to put into operation s
effective working machinery. This
ganization will have no legislative
wer per se but will direct its ?fforts
ang educational lines. The head- '
Lart-rs are In the Y. M. C. A. rep
ilding. Charleston. terl
It has been organized to popularize flrs
hletic sports and to improve the ced
ndard of athletic activities, so as the
harmonize them with the high ces
irpose of education and good citi- cha
aship. *Sport for sport's sake" i-- V1
In 1909 one hundred and nineteen sta
-ofe. '-nal players of the National chi
mague were suspended for rowdy- wil
m and other offences. Undoubtedly 00(
any offences were overlooked. Sim- pai
arly in amateur ranks there is a ch.
intinual violation of rules and prin
pIes which reflects upon our boast fa
being true sportsmen. Amateurs ea
, often do things they hope will Pel
yt come to lirht. Frequently spec- ha
Lrors and rooters are unjust in their |h
:tions not always in accord with V"
hat is known to be right. The Pe
lean Sports League of the Caro- Pi
nias is an educational organization St
>mposed of the leading colleges and ce
M. C. A.'s of the Carolinas.
It is endorsed by the- a
1. Southern Inter-Collegiate Asso- te
2. Athletic League of North Amer- Tb
3. South Carolina Inter-Collegiate er
4. Carolina Federation of Y. M.
5. Charleston Amateur Athletic of
The following adopted code of eth- to
s is simple-fair to the individual
, the large as well as to the small re
Dleges. schools or other organiza- co
ions. It appeals to tile manhood
i man, and all lovers of clean sport j
re asked to support it.
1. Both the honoe team and the
ome town she,:.d treat the visiting
eam as a gum te
2. Both players and spectators th
hould recognize good plays of the lt
isiting team by suitable cheering. qi
3. Players should play ball fair I I
nd be good losers. V
4. The umpire and .referee have te
ifficult tasks to perform. Specta- la
rs should accord them their moral
upport. T.he players should extend pr
hem hearty thanks as they leave the|1i
-5. Condemn all use of profane ifit
anguage on the field. |hi
Lists will be circulated in every he
own in the Carolinas. and every man ipz
nd every boy big enough to swing ra
,bat is requested to add his signa-| A
ure. with the understandiig that an| w:
:nest effort will be made to live up
o these principles. Such action will| to
dd greatly to the pleasure and dig-| C
ity of athletic activties of the Car-| ci
THE STANDARD RAISED. "I
tate Board of Examiners Passona
Law Papers. .
The State says that the standard
or admission to practice in the lar
ourts of the State has been raised iad
y the State board of law examiners.| Pi
ecently appointed by the supreme| va
our under the act passed at the jle
st session of the general assem- j ta
7. was the opinion expressed by jin
rlJats taking the examination be
rhich was the first to be held by n.
lie board. Ii
The result of the examination was 0(
nnounced on Saturday. Out of 15
aking the examination, only eight I-.a
assed. These were sworn In lhe- ca
re the supreme court at attorneys| be
> practice in the courts of the| in
The following passed the examinia- Rht4
ion: John 31. Hemphill. Chester:|mi
imon B. Rich. Orangeburg: W. P. I dis
illinghast. Beaufort: H. Campbell rI
iller. Greenville: J. Wstley Cruf.
r.. Bamberg: T. A. Brown. Barn-| ir
'eli: Jas. M1. Mlass. Jr.. Lamar. ' p
The members of the board of ex- hi:
miners, making repert to the su- '-i
reme court. are: IWlilamn D. Siel- m<
m of Columbia. F. Rarron Grier cal
EGreenwood. and 'M1illiam Mtiller of re
It is the opitilen of those taking clt
i examination that the require- so<
lents for admission to practice In ph,
te courts of the State will be rais- par
from ye'ar to year. *
SAYS THEY ARE ALRIGHT. So
preme (burt Upholds Jim Crow 1a
An attempt to have the Supreme tro
urt of the United States pass ong,
e authority of common carriers inga
tr-state commerce to make ''Jim
-ow'' regulation met with failure
STuesday when the Court dismnisse d .. .
e so-called Chiles appeal from its
The question arose in a suit w~hich his
Alexand'r Chiles. a negro. brought
it for damages against the Cies- e
-ke and Ohio Railway Company.
.Chies bought a through tickettli
>m Washingtot:. D. C.. to Lexing- Thi
i. Ky. At Ashland. Ky.. all the o
sengers except those in a sleeper ed
re required to take other coaches. vek4
'er the objection of a brakeman. h-- h
;isted on riding in a c'iach set
de for white passengers. He was
npeled by the conductor to go in- sern
the coach for colored persons.
In the suit for damaces r.be rail
id relied on the defence that it
I acted in conformity with its re:- A
itions. The supreme court of nat
ntuky found these regulations in De~
ard to the seperate coaches for of
-two raceb to be reasonable. In- that
nuch as Chiles had been furnished .lyf
ommodations equal to those pro- erni
ed for white passengers, according
the trial jury, a verdIct was ren
ed for the railroad company. From R
i Chiles apbealed. The Supreme - prod
irt af~rmed the decision of the acre
e iB Capital ETested in Soh
MCE FIRST OF YEAR
r Eleven 31illion Dollars in Peti
ion, for Charters and Commis- d
ions.-The Fees Paid the State I
rger Than Ever Before.-They
lay Break the Record.
'he State says over $11.000.000
es'nts the amount invested in en
prises in South Carolina since the
t of the year which is an unpre
ented record for the State as to
capital used. In several instan
companies were organized and re
.rtered. but the majority of the
[.000.000 represents new business.
rhe records In the secretary of
te-s office shows that to April 1
trters were issued to companies
h a capitalization of over $7.000.
1. Since April I several large com
dies have been chartered and re
rhe Charter of t.he Pelzer Manu
turing company will expire at an
-ly date and a new charter in per
:uity was secured. This concern
; a capital of $1.000.600 and was
irtered by the legislature in 1880
- a term of thirty years. The
Izer Manufacturing company is a
ineer in the texile industry in this
ite and is one of the most suc
;sful manufacturing concerns.
Another large company to receive
-harter since April 1 was the San
River Cypress Lumber company
Ferguson in Oranceburg county.
,e company has a capital of $1.
0.000. In connection with a gen
il lumber business, the company
11 do a general mercantile busi
The secretary of state has turned
er to the State treasurer the sum
$7.051.91 as charter fees received
ice the first of the year and up
April 1. Sinco April 1 over $2.
0 has been received by the sec
tary as charter fees which will be
unted on the pretnt quarter.
The total amount received as char
r fees from January 1 to April 1.
09. was $5.561.4S. which is nearly
'.000 less than for the present year.
The total amuunt received in char
r fees by the secretary of State for
" year 190'9 wa s over $20.000.
idging the increase over the first
tarter of the year of 1910 and
o09. it Is estimated that at least
;0.000 will be secured from char
r fees, which amount will be the
rgest in the history of the State.
The number of dissolutions for the
esent ye:r has been less than for
09 to the present time.
T.he records in the secretary-s of
e show that the industries that
~ve been chartered are varied. There
Lye been a large number of comn
nies chartered with capital stocks.
nging from $10,000 to $100.000.
number have been incorporated
lth over .$1.000.000.
The largest number of companies
be chartered were in Georgetown.
iarleston and Greenville. The in
ease in these counties has been
There has been special activity In
al estate. 'More than, a score of
rge companies .have been organiz
in Charleston and Georgetown.
id especially Georgetown, which
unty makes a fine sh'owing for real
In Charleston real estate values
e said to have made phenomenal
vances during the past few years.
operty is said to have doubled in
lue. This fact is shown that at
ast a dozen su'bstantial real es-1
te companies, backed by the lead
g business men of Charleston. have
en chartered during the first thr-n
:>nths of the y--a'. The cap t .i of
esc companies average from' $tt -
0 to over $200.000.
A nou.ber .of smaller inhLstries
ye r-cer organized with anbst * ;i.
pit-ai Included under th's might
mentioned the large number of
ir: a se compan'ies that ha' ve t %
artered in almost every :o5n -n
'state. This would Indicate that the
arcantile business is good. F-w
solutions of this nature of b;.t
ss have been reported.
Store companies have been or.-n
'd during the year for the pea
se of conducting farnis than Ii th
,tory of the State. Twxo companies
v:e been organized w-ith a ca 2.t 0
>r-e than $35.000. Generally .i mer
'atile comipany is conducted in con
etion with these companies.
Other corporations organize.: *a -
de banks, buildings and loan as
:iations. realty companies, tele
one companies, vegetable comn
ales, boat lines and loan companies.
The organization of texile comn
nies has been unusually active.
nething aew for the State has been
corporation of the two underwear
tories for Grenville. Each of the
npanies has a capital of $50.000
I will manufacture high grade un
wear. These o-mpanies are con
Iled by South Carolina capital.
-era! knitting mills have been or
aized with small capitals.
Causes Serlouas Sicknesst.
atch the fly as he stands on the
ap of sugar, industriously wiping
feet. He is wiping off the dis
e germs: rubbing th'em on the
at that you are going to eat.
ring the poison for you to swal
.Ther- is special danger when
s drop into such fluid as milk.
s forms an ideal culture material
the bacillus. A few germs wash
rrom the body of one fly may de-t
>p into millions within a f"
rs. and the p.erson w~io drink.
'a milk will recrivo' large dese't.
bacilli, which may later cause
Dry Dock Was Sunk. r
M1anila dispatch says th' exam- s
ion of the t-nited States dry dock
-ey has strength-'ed the belief
hose of thc' navy who .have held s
the damage was done deliberate- a
y conspirators against the gov- a
Cotton Acreage Reduced. tl
eports from the various cotton tl
ucing states indicate that the al
age this year will be from 2 to d'
'?c--t he than that of last., el
LAST HOPE GONE
INK FRANKLIN LOSES HIS CASE JE
AND WILL HANG.
he United States Supreme Court Ne
Has No Jurisdketion in the Case
and Dhimisses It.
Pink Franklin. the South Carolina
egro. whose conviction for the mur- Ja
er of Special Constable Valentine ki
.d to an attack on the so-called la- a
or contract laws of the South. Ia
rill suffer the death penalty, ac- ne
ording to the decision Tuesday of MA
he supreme court of the United
It was claimed by Franklin that th
he constable came to his home at to
kight and entered without announc- w
ng himself as an officer of the law.
t was while in Franklin's cabin that er
alentine was mortally wounded by
L shoL sc
Former Attorney General Bona- w
narte became interested in the case
tnd after the negro lawyers for the I,
.ondemned man -had appealed the B
:ase to the supreme court of the V!
Lnited States. Mr. Bonaparte filed a
)rief in Franklin's behalf. He con- h
ended that Franklin had a right to
resist arrest, which was sought to be
trade on a warrant 'ssued under an
This law was the so-called "labor ILI
contract law." which provided that 0
agricultural laborers under contract1
to work were guilty of misdemeanors
if they break their contracts after re- i
celving wa;es in advance. Mr. Bona
parte denounced this law as an at
tempt to reduce the negroes of the
South to captivity.
Justice Day, in announcing the de
cision said the court could inquire
only into federal questions. He said
the question of resistance of arrest
under an unconstitutional law was
not raised in time in the State court.
Mr. Bonaparte's connection with
the case was confined to the filing of
a brief for the defense. Soon after
his brief was filed, the two negro
lawyers for Franklin announced that
Mr. Bonaparte was not of counsel in
Jacob Moorer. one of Franklin's
lawyers. said that Mr. Bonaparte had
been employed by rich negroes in
Philadelphia. without any knowledge
of the two who had taken the case
up to the supreme court of the Unit
3WEETS DEATH ON TRACK.
Two Young Men Run Over and Kill
ed by a Train.
Shuford Abernethy was inotantly
killed and Robert Hodges perhaps
fatally injured by westbound through
freight No. 75 at Bridgewater. N. C.. j
Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Twoj
trains, 72 and 75. wer'e to pass at
Bridgewater. Abernotny and Hodges
were walking along the sidetrack.j
keeping out of the way of train No.|t
72 on the main line, and evidentlyj
did not see train 75 as it. rushed up-|
on them. Abernethy was frightfully j
man.uled and was doubtless killed in-|
stantly. One of Hodges' feet wasr
cut off and he Is otherwise seriously|
injured, but there is a fighting chance|
for his recovery.
Sing us something full of laughter:
Tune your harp and twang the
Till your glad voice chirping after.
Mates the song the robin sings:
Loose your lips and let them flutter
Like the win7,s of wanton birds
Though they nr.ught but laughter ut
Laugh, and we'll. not mIss the
Sing in ringing tones that mingle
In a melody :hat flings
Joyous echoes in a jingle
Sweeter than the minstrel sings:
Sing of winter, spring or summer,
Clang of war or low of herds:
Trill of cricket, roll of drummer
Laugh and we'll actL miss the 1
Like the lisping' laughter glans'ng.
From the meadow brooks and
Or the river's ripples dancing
To the tune the current sings.
Sing of now, and the hereafter;
Let your glad song. like the birds,
Overflow with limpid laughter- ~
Laugh and we'll not miss the
-James Whitcomb Riley.r
Must Keep Step.
Towns are like individuals, they
must keep up with the progress of a
the times, or they will soon be for- y
goten and passed by as old foggies. ,
There was a time when rushlighta si
and tallow dips were the only kind ,
af lights available for private and
public uses. But the day of the
rushlights and tallow dips is gone.
and any individual or town that
w~ould adopt such a mode of light
ng when oil, gas or electricity aret
at hand would be considered ante- ai
illuvian. But what is not done ins
he mnatter of lightning is too oftenh
lone in other things. That Is to say. ci
.here is frenuently a lack .of public
spiit which prevent the Introduction
nd une of many things that would
'mbellish a town, make it more at
ractive and draw people and trad'. "
>eople laugh at the idea of tallow ti
lips. but are content to endure W
'hetched sidewalks. abdominable.
oad ways, and unsightly spots that~h
etract from the b' auty ani conven- I of
ance of a place and therefore inter- ti
c-re with its prospter~ty. In theme
hings many people are content to
ve a; their fathers did. forgettine
bat if their fathers. were new living P~
Miy would have too much pride and TI
ublic spirit to hve' as their de
"ndants do. We are glad to say
sat our little citm' is up-to-date and
rre-sive. and the same may be e
aid of the other towns nearby.
The war against consumption
iould have the sympathetic co-oper- Bu
:ion of everyone. That co-operation
ay be effectively given by close at- Yo
anon to sanitation. Foul air is
se of the most prolific causes of
me disease. yet how many people
ere are who seem to dread pure j to
r. They sleep with the windows and
uom of their rooma hermatically
ILlEDT O0 EN F
&LOUSY PROBABLY CAUSES A
gro Man in Jealous Rage Shoots
Down Two Negro Women in a
Evidently in a jealous fit of rage.
mes Robinson shot and instantly
led Willie Brown, about 35 years$
1. and her mother. Fannie Brown.
the parties being negroes, rn the
ids of the McNamee Kaolin works.
ar Bath. in Aiken county. Tuesday
arning about eight o'clock.
'The only eye-witness was a little
y. From evidence given by him
the coroner's inquest, it seems of
at the two women were hoeing cot- Cu
n In a little patch near their home.
ien Robinson w'Ls zeen to come out
the woods nei.rby with a riffle in Y(
te hand and a satchel In the oi.h- 15
Seeing that he was mad about
mething, the woman asked him
hat was the matter. Saying, with al
i oath. "don't ask me what's the ly
atter," he raised his gun to the E,
rel of his waist and shot 1'illie P
rown, the dughter. the bullet en
ring the right side of her body c
ist above the waist and lodging in'
!r body. H(
Running off ten or twelve feet. hm
obinson turned and shot twice at
ie mother, both shots taking effect. s
Do in the back and coming out
irough her right breast. and the w
ther entering at the thigh and com- es
tg out behind. Turning then, he e
ed to the woods. were he met Caro. t
ne Jeter. colored, who asked him C
hat he had been shooting at. Giv
ig an evasive reply, he continued P
is Right and has not as yet been t
The coroner held an Inquest over.0
he two bodies Tuesday afternoon. a
ut from the testimony nothing was t
athered as to the cause of the shoot- t
3g. although from outside sources 0
is learned that Robinson and the c
ounger woman had been living in F
rtimate terms for some time, and s8
e must have heard some reports g
hat aroused his jealousy, causing
im to commit the double homicide.
le has been employed in the South
rn Railway yards at Augusta. Ga..
or the past two years. making oc- t
asional visits to his former home
n Bath. The coroner's verdict laid
he crime at his feet.
STUDENT COMMITS SUICIDE.
Vas Member of Junior Class and a s
a Bright Young Man. t
Alfred Evelyn Clayton MacRae. a
nember of the junior class in the C
iniversity, a son of the late S. H.
oiacRae. of Fayetteville. and a vorand
on of the late Judge James C. Mac
1a-. committed suicide Friday be
ween 12.30 and 12.45 at the home
>f G. E. Donnel. Chapel Hill, N. C..
ry taking potassium cyanide. The
ause of the act Is not known.
Going to an uppe.r room at Mr.
J)onnel's. where he was accustomed
o spending much of his time with
I. V. P. Vreeland. a friend, Mr. Mac-I
lae took the fatal dose. He was
iscovered a few minutes later by
dn. Donnel w.ho was attracted to the
-oom by heavy breathing. Doctors
ere sum mone4 at once, but to no
Mr. MacRae seemed cheerful the
ight preceeding his death and up
o within a few minutes of the deed.
le even talked freely of his plans
or the coming year. He was a
iright student and well known on
he~ campus. His death will be a
~reat sorrow to his many friends. .
.Y' w Jersey has 70).000 L.egroesI
rithout reli~gion. said Rev. rusty,E
unday, in an address to i' -con
erence of colored Presbyter~- a pas- ~
ors at Patterson. N. J. He went
in to say that crime and vice was on
he increase among the negroes.
Removed from Office.
'Horace T. Jones. of Portland. Ore., d
peial agent for the land office,. has t:
een indefinitely suspended from
ervice by the order of Secretary of e
he Interior Balllnger. Jones was a n
ritness against Ballinger and in sup- I1
ort of the charges made by Louis t.
L Glavis. * ti
Duncan In the Race. t
John T. Duncan. editor of the Re- t
orter. Columbia. S. C.. is the latest a
uhernatorial entry.. He announced'
aturday that he would be in the
Dlestructive Tornado. i
Many houses in the village of tI
uthrie. W. Va.. were destroyed by "
tornado which passed up the Elk T
alley Monday afternoon. Several "
ersons were injured and much live t
ock killed. The coal and coke rail- a
ay was a heavy sufferer.
Robbed of Her Goelins.s
A gander pre-empted the first gos
: hatched by a hen owned by Vic
sr P. Witter. of Maunch Chunk, Pa.
id when she went to coax the young-.
e back a Wyandotte rooster stolem
er nest and finished hatching the
:s. The hen becam- disgusted and th
t the place.
Braved Bees Rashly. o
While robbing a bee hiv-> that had an
en made in the coping of the Bap- m<
it church. at Johnson. Mr. Parish et
is so badly stung as to require the vii
rvic.s of two physicians to relieve nel
m of the pain. About 75 pounds est
honey was found, an accumula
in of three years or more. pre
A Hint to the Heartless. sui
"The lamp-post and the common sat
ple."-Senator Cummings. cy.
e poor may starve..you do notp<
It troubles not your pamp.'redop
t you may wake some day to find the
That rope is cheap. pre
ur money moves the lawyer's jaw, wr<
[t buys th~e secoundrels of our land: sta
t thourh you overthrow the law. got
)ur lamp-post stand. cosa
u men whom lust of power con
iou m-n who rise on human gra
u have no hearts, you have nio sol,
ut you have necks. the
in ef0ie fm uAim3y to New
Yrk city by Ctiss.
IREAKS ALL RECORDS
e American With His Little Ma
Nhine Startles World by Flying
From Albany to New York in Rec
ord-Breakrng Tne.-Will Revolu
tionize All Warfare.
The whole world is still talking
the remr-rkable flight of Glen. H4.
rtiss, the American aviator, who
it Sunday flew from Albany to New
irk city. a distance of 137 miles, in
2 minutes, creating a long distance
eed record that has astounded not
ly those interested in heavier than
machines but the public general
as well. The distance Curtis
tveled is not so grea. as that of
Lulhan's recent flight frem Man
ester to London. in England. but
e speed he made was remarkabie.
e averaged a trifle over 54 miles an
our. greater than that of the fast
t trains in the country over the
me distance .
Mr. Curtiss wears the laurels he
on by this famous flight very mod
tly. declaring that it was the ma
dlne, not the aeronaut, that made
te trip possible. He also makes it
ear that .he believes that still great
- feats In flying will be accom
ished, and these in a not far dis
The-aeronaut began his flight from
te New York state capital at Albany
just 7.03 a. m. Sunday and only
ro stops were made before the lit
e biplane glided to its resting place
m Governor's island, in New York
ty. The first stop was made at
oughkeepsie, where an .hour was
pens by Curtiss going over his en
Ine and refilling his oil and gasoline
The second stop was made at In
rood, where he made his official
inding. From Inwood he proceeded
> Governor's Island. where he ended
is flight. Between Albany and In
'ood the biblane. which is the small
st that ever figured In the greater
viation contests. made an average
peed of 54.06 miles an hour.
-For minutes at a time Curtiss
kimmed through the air at a speed
f 60 miles an hour and the special
rain which was following the tht
ras hard put to it to keep abreast
f the machine. In fact on several
ccasions it was left a mile or two
ehind. There were tim-s during the
ight w-hen the machine soared close
o 700 feet above the winding river.
Curtiss' control of machine was
emarkable. Only one., and then off
he treacherous Storm King. near
V7est Point. did the biplane get from
nder the control of the aviator.
'aught in a sudden puff of wind.
rhich tilted the planes, it dropped
ke a plumrmet for a short distance,
uut Curtiss. by skillful handling of
avers. quickly brought the machine
o a state of flying equilibrium.
The feat of the daring American
eronaut. In addition to, winnng for
im the fame It did, enriched him
a the extent of' 310.000. the cash
rize offered by a New York news
aper to the first machine that made
he Albany-New York trip.
In speakinzg of the things that will
e revolutionized by airships. Cur
Ias declared that all the treat bat
es of the future will be fought in
tie air. "I have demonstrated that
Is easy to fly over cities and for
fications." he said. "and when it
possible to do this It is a very
asy matter to drop dynamite or
icric acid down on them. A few
irships could drop enough explo
Ives down on West Point or New
ork city to destroy it in a very
bort time. Wh~y even in the little
iplane In which I sailed down the
[udson I can carry 200 pounds of
ynomite. Just think of the destruc
on this amount would accomplish.
"What could armies of the bray
st men do under a shower of dynia
alte dropped from airships travel
ig, say 100 miles an hour. And
te time is not far distant when
ils fearful speed will be easily ac
->mplished. So I think I am jus
fled in saying that the battles of
ie future will all be fought in the
Standing for Decency.
That a way of effectively stopping
te presentation of immoral plays
evident fr'om the success attending
ie action recently taken by the
ayors of New York and ot.her cities.
n an alarming extent in late years
anagers of theatres have pandered
the low and sensual side of life.
d society has suffered In its morals
a consequence. That the drama
n b.: made and is made uplifting in
far as clean and wholesome plays
'e presented Is certain.
But is is not creditable. either to
my goers and playwrights. that plays
a salacious and often grossly- im-'
nral character seem to b-~ the most
pular and therefore the most re
unerative. But something higher
an the financial success of theatre
ztagers and dramatists is to be
nsidered, and that is the morals
society. The welfare of young
d impressionable people is of far
>re account than th-- swollen pock
books of people who fatten on
e. or the ephemaral popularity of
'resses who have parted with mod
y and virtue.
Therefore the successful efforts to
'vent the production of plays of
:gestive titles and of still more
~gestive matter gives unbounded
:sfaction to every lov'er of d--en
There has been a dec-ided im
~vems-nt in the character of the
ys that have appeared at our
~ra housa during the past season,
I we are glad to say that all of
high class p!ays that have been
se::ted here proved financial suc
~tched sidewalks, abominable
nd for decency, and pat-onize the
d plays, and no other Rind will
7he time is at hand when the
duat--s from our Institutions of
-ning will find no difliculty in
-i.ng those great problems which
every sphere of life have baffled
wi.sdom of statesmen and philoso