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VOL. XXIV ANNING, S. C. WED5NESDAY, JUNE01
Sear Deier Defies Adisistratie to
ase hsafges Oct
ASSAILS THE TARIFF
The Insurgent Leader of the Senate
Slashes Presklent Taft. Senator
Aldrkh and Speaker Cannon for
Faftta of the Party.-E&entially
a Challenge to the Adminitratio.
From the lips of Senator Dilliver.
of Iowa. the battle cry of the "In
surgent" Republicans was sounded
on the floor of the Senate the other
day. In a speech which bristled with
denance to President Taft. Senator
Aldrich. Speaker Cannon and all the
other champions of the inroads of
predatory wealth, the great Western
lawmaker sounded the call for a
new Republican crusade against fake
tariff revision.. against the greed and
oppression of monopoly and against
the false leaders of the party to
which Abraham Lincoln. its founder.
gave his heart and soul and finally
his life. Not in years has there been
a speech of such power and eloquence
on either flcor of Congress and dur
ing the three hours which the thun
dering Iowan held the floor, the
dumbfounded regulars sat cowerin;
In ziar places, scarc:ly one of them
leaving the Senate chamber.
--Last year witnessed two impor
tant boazes perpetuated on the
American peope." said Dolliver. "the
discovery of the North Pole by Dr.
Cook and the revision of the tariff
downward by Senator Aldrich."
This was the starting poiht of his
attack on the Republican "stand
pUtters" and he kept at it vigorously
from beginning to end. Dolliv-er de
clared that he spoke as a Republican.
as a guarian of the Republican faith.
and be defid his enemies to drive
him and those who stood with his
from the party. The speech was an
open and ringing declaration of war
on the dominance of commercialism
In politics ad public life.
It was essentially a challeng-- to
the Administration. the Aldrich and
to Cannon. to a fght to the death.
In his denunciation of the humbug
and false pretense of the Paye-Al
drich revision of the tariff, the Wes
tern senator went further than in
any of his previous attacks on that
measure. He hurled defiance. min
gled with scorn, at the President.
telling him he would welcome deliv
erance from the yoke of patronage.
, I taunting him with the utter in
consisences of his various speeches
on the tariff and other subjects. He
also referred with withering scorn
to'the attacks of Speaker Cannon on
the progressives and the insurgents.
-In cling he solemnly devoted him
self to the fight against monopoly
In concluding 9enator Doliver
said: "I propose to tell not only what
has gone on in Congress last year
in connection with the tariff, but alsc
what is now going on to prevent
members following their own dictates
of ceclence. I am through with
tariff revision as accomplished by
those interests to which it primarily
belongs. I shall stand on the floor
of Congress and fight it just as long
as Iowa returns me to Washingtonl.
and I shall do It as a Republican. 1
don't care for my political fate. I
have toiled for the public 25 years
and I do not propose that my re
mining years shall be given up to
a dull consent to these conspiracies
which would rob the people to mut
tiply private wealth. This is a gov
ernent of the many and for the
many, not of the few and for the
3MAY YET FiGHT.
Ecuador and Peru May Engage in
It was rumored, says- a dispatch
-from Lima. Peru. Frd~ that the1
attempte-l meditation bet n Peru
and Ecuador had failed owing to the
conditions Imposed by Ecuador as 2.
basis for the peace negotiations.
Both countrIes began several day.
ago the withdrawal from the frontia&
of the troops which had b'en masse
when an outbresk of hostilities wae
believed to be Imminent.
The withdrawal was in accord
ance with the insistence of the med
,istiag powers wh-e the United States.
Brazil and Argentena undertook ao
act jointly in arbitrating the boun
dary dispute between the two re
The election of Representatve>
Legare. Patterson *.nd Lever, all
Democrats. re'presenting. respective
ly, the first. smcond and seventh con
gressioral districts in Sout.h Caro
lina. was Thursday confirmed by the
house election committee number
three. The committee's action fo!
lows hearing of the cont-sts of A.
P. Prioleau. a negro. Isaac C. My
ers and R. H. Richardson. ali Re
publicans. for the three seats re
'o'ur Ch~inew. D~rowned.
As the British Steam"r Hih
land Mot'ach was proceeding down
the Schup.kili river Friday. bound
for Auckland. New Zealand. sev
members of the C.1inese Crew leap
edi overboard in an endeavor to es
cape. Four wer-' drowned and thi
other three we-re captured.
Cut in Wages~ can.%e' Mturder.
Miat: Reus::en shot and killed Jnr
Studiier. of Amsterrlam. N. Y.. fore
man of the Wiconsin 1suunn works
in Lacr-sse. Wis-. because his wage'
were reduced. Reusgen is under ar
.re andadmits his guilt.
"I AM NOT GUILTY~
Mc'NAUGHTON DECLARES HE IS
DelareR He Did Not Poison Fed
Flanders, and Says "Mrs. Flan
ders is a Good Woman."
Fear that he wa1 I be ynched
drove Dr. W. J. McNaughton f--.rn
Emanuel County. Georgia. to Augus
ta. where he was placed under ar
rest charged with the murder of F! !
Flander. of that county. This stat.
ment was made Thursday by th-'
accused physician. as handcuffed h..
was brought to the Chatham county
jail at Savannah. for safe keeping un
til time for his trial at Swainsboro.
"I am not guilty of killing Fed
Flanders." he said. "Mrs. Flan
ders is a good woman. and I am
not to blame for anythlngthey charge
He refused to go in details
about his relationship with the
Flanders family. but it is stipulated
that he' wilI not be taken back to
Swainsboro until his trial comes off.
He is a large man and apparently
regards his imprisonment coolly. H:4.
iturprised the officers who -had bi.a
in charge by taking his wrists from
the handcuffs here and informed the
officer that the cuffs "were not worth
Before bringing the prisoner to
Savannah Sheriff Fields telephoned
Swainsboro that he was being taken
thre. In order to avoid any trouble
between Augusta and Savannah.
HUNG BY HIS TEETH.
Carival Performer in Deadly Peril
Over Niagara's Gorge.
The first international carnival at
Niagara Falls came near producing
another tragedy In the gorge below
the falls. Oscar Williams. a steeple- I
jack. essayed a trip across the gorge
an a wire hung at the base of the cat
aract. sustaining his weight by his
teeth. Trouble began when he left
the American side and when he
tarted up the incline toward the Ca
nadian shore he ca.ne to a stop and
swung back to the middle of the
wire. w.hich cleared the water by 12'>
feet. There ' e hung for 45 minutes
r until fire.en rigged up a pulley I
and sent it out. Hand over hand the I
man descended to the Maid of the
Mist. which had taken its position
under .him. During the day an un
identified man jumped into the rap
ida above Luna falls and was swept
over the falls. Luna falls never gives
up her dead.
MINiSTER'S NOSE PUNCHED.
3e Called a Mane a Liar ad Got tI&
Worse of an Argument.
"If a minister says you are- a liar.
unch him on the nose." was the
advice that Municipal Judge Gem
mill. of Chicago. Ill. gave to Michael
eiss and then discharged the pris
oner who had been arrested on a
harge of disturbing an open air
religious naeeting. The Rev. Perry
i,. his probiscis swollen and red.
ppeared as the prosecutor and comn
planed that Weiss had crowded his
face with fists while the evangelist
was exorting him to lead a better
"He called me a ijar." pleaded
"Any preacher that calls a man a
liar isn't fit to preach the Gospel.
ruled the court. "He did just right
in punching you. Mr. Gim. and he
Trouble Between Catholics and Bap
tis in Rome Discussed.
Details of the escape of a party
of American Baptists clergymen from
the hands of a superstitious mob at
Avellna. says a dispatch from Rom-.
were laid before Premier Luzzatti on
Thursday by James P. Stuart. of St.
Louis. who was sent by the American
board of Baptist missions to Italy to
ivestigate the Baptist mission in this
rountry and who r-turned a few
ays ago from the privileges of Avel
Mr. Stuart reported to the prem
er that 'ie situation in the distric
as very serious owing to the strug
:I-' between the Catholics an: 1Bap
On the night of the earthqzuaate he
id )his companions, he said, were
brutally attacked. The popuuace
emed to attribute the earthquake
to the presence of the Baptists and
a crowd num).ering into the thous
nds set upon the Americans with
t'e avow--d intention of hanging
The Rev. Joseph Walsh. pastor of
tne Washin..tnville Methodist churen
near Pough'keepsi--. N. Y.. eloped
with Miss Maggie Burness. daughter
of John Burnett. of Wappinger's
Falls. N. Y.. last week. They made
their run in an automonbile while the
voug woman's fathf r was away from
To Ih1ath Rather Than Altar.
Miss Minnie Wentz committed s::i
cid. in a coal bin in the home of her
LIaunt. Mrs. Annie Genzer. in New
IYork city, on th- day she was to have
o~tain d h'-r license to wed Ludwig
Reichold. The cause for her act is
Youngest: Yegtg Under Arrest.
Post office inspectors in Denver.
Col.. have taker rcharge ni a 1 2-year
ol M1exican youth who brok" at safe
n Palmerlee. N. M. He is the young
-e~st safe-cracker ever arrested in
Deyd-Breck Cm3e Now Widi Governor
Ansel For Dedsion.
Asistant Adjutant General William
T. Brock Exonerated of Political
Charges.-It Is Thought that the
OMce Will Be Made an Appointive
One in the Next Few Years.
The court of inquiry sitting Fri
day night exonerated William T.
Brock. the assistant adjutant general.
of the ehar-e of acting a political
traitor to J. C. Boyd. the adjutant
grneral. but condemned his actions
in several instances with reference
to the filing of expense accounts and
his expenses incident to the inspec
ions of the State militia during the
past several years.
The court in its report severely
:riticised the general system of il
ong expense accounts as practiced by
All of the testimony taken by the
:ourt is reviewed in detail. The
ourt reached no decision as to what
steps should be taken, but simply
reported the facts in the case.
It is left with Gov. Ansel as to
what action will be taken. Gov. An
sel instructed the members of the
curts to make the report public.
ov. Ausel will no doubt make some
nouncement when he returns to
As to Col. Brock's expen3es while
n Columbia during the period of
nspection. the court .holds that by
to rule can this charge to the State
With reference to the letter of
3eneral Boyd. in which he charged
hat Col. Brock "has wantonly wast
d the State's money." it is held by
hte court that the evidence fails to
isclose any criminal intent on the
nrt of Col. Brock. but "that he was
infortunately Ignorant of the respon
bility of the .high trust reposed in
tim and careless and extravagant in
kis administration of the trust."
In reviewing the mileage book
-harges as to the number of mileage
oks used by Col. Brck. the court I
ays: "1t appears to the court that
be public business did not demand
o much travel on tne part of the
Cocerning the filing of expense
eounts by Cl. B.'ock with the
omptroller general, the court says:
If sucb has been the custom of the
flce it is to be condemned. but we
all to see wherein this can justify
ol. Brock in filing in the office of
he comptroller general accounts con
aining items which were false and
rhich he knew to be false at the
The members of the court who
rere appointed by Gov. Ansel are.
Ville Jones. brigadier general; C..
Villiam W. Lewis. of the First regi
nent. Col. Edwin R. Cox, of the See
d regiment and Col. Julius E. Cogs
rel of the Third regiment. Gen.
rones was the president of the court
nd Col. Cogswell thie recorder.
The court was to have met Fri
ay morning at 9 o'clock. It was
ound that Col. Lewis would be una
le to attend. so the session was
ostponed until 9 o'clock Friday
Sveral weeks ago Adjt. Gen. Boyd.
unnounced that he would not offer
or reelection. Following this an
touncemet W. T. Brock. the assist
mut adjutant general. announced his
t'tnton of entering the race for ad
For several days there was nothi
Ing said concerning the situation in
the adjutant general's office. G. n.
Boyd went to Charleston and Orange
burg. When he returned he wa~s
'ery bitter to-vard Col. Brock and
Issued a statemrnt to the press in
ilch he charged that his assistant
bad acted aa a political traitor..
When the first statement was is
mued Col. Brck was making the an
nual Inspection of the State militia.
He lnmmediatiy directed a letter to
Gov. Ansel. asking that he appoint
a court of inquiry to investigate the
charges of Adjutart General Boyd.
Go. Ansel took th'e matter under ad
visement and did not appoint th
court at that time.
While Gon. Ansel was co:2si'ering
the matter of appointing a court of
Inquiry. Adjt. Gen. Boyd went to
him with a statement as to the item
ized exp'nse account of Col. Brock.
Later Gen. Boyd issued a state
ment in which .he charged Col. Btreck
with wastin': the money of the State
while making the annual inspections
of th- State militia during the past
four years. Several ot.ber charge~s
were made in the letter. Gen. Boyd
in an unofficial way called upon Gov.
Ansel to appoint a court of inquiry
to investigate th- expense accounts
of Col. Brock. Again Gov. Ansel
took this charge under advisement
n an unofficial way.
In the meantime Col. Brock com
pleted the inspections of the State'
militia and r turned to Columia.
Before Gen. Boyd made public his
chre-s. C'ol. Brock went to GovernOr
Ansel and asked if a paper .had not
b'en fil'd with him by Gen. Boyd.
Go. Ansel explained the charges of
G'n. Boyd as to the expense account.
To Gov. Ansel Col. Brock gave a sat
isfact ry explanation..
When the charges of wasting the
IStates money was mads p.Iubi~c by
(en. Boyd. Col. Brock w--ni to Go~v.
Ansel and Insisted upon a thorough
. nvestigationf of his entire reord as
assistant adjutant and inspector gen
eral of the State.
- Gov. As--l arter taking the matter
Iunder adv'isemenlt for som'e im-. ap;'
ntdthe cou~1rt of inquiry. At the
heairint h..fore 'he court .'! inquiry.
'hb was appoite&d t(o get the facts
n te case. many matt'rs of inter.
e.t were devloped. The mont ina
PLACED UNDER ARREST
OFFICERS OF t NITED WIRELESS
COMPANY IN TOIlA.
Charged With Frr .dulent Use of
United States Mails..-President
Wilson Relea.ed on kbnd.
United States postoffice inspectors
raided the han'some ltroadway offi
ces of the 'nited Wireless Telegraph
Compar.y Thursday and caused the
arr st of Christopher C. Wilson. the
president of the company: Samuel
S. Bozart. first vice president. and
William W. Tompkins. presiaent of
the N-w York Seilin: Agency. which
officers of the wireless company say
was formerly their finance agent. but
bas ceased to represent them.
Chief Inspector Mayers gave out
a formal statement in which he
carges that although the company
has been running at a loss. the price
of its shares has been advanced by
manipulation to ficticious values.
and that individual officers of the
company have sold out their stock
to the general public at a p rofit
estimate: in one instance at between
$5.000.000 and $10.000.000 with
ther instances in proportion.
Wilson was released on $:5.000
ail and Bogarty $10.000 bail, for
appearance on July 12. when a fur
ther hearing will be held before a
Cew York City federal commission
Tompkins was arrested at his
arm near .Mahopac Falls. N. Y..
ind brought to New York city for
arraignment. He could not find the
1!0.000 bail required, and spent the
:ght in the Tombs.
"The complaint on which the war
ants were issued is drawn under the
rederal criminal code. on informa
ion of Carter B. Keene. a postofficer
uspector. who deposs that the
rounds of his belief are offi.ia! in
estigations made by him. informa
ion obtained by him from the books
f the United Wireless Telegraph
-ompany, and the inspection of let
ers and envelopes sent by the post- C
>fice establishment of the United
states through the United States
MET WITH MISHAP.
fose Wagon Team Overturn While S
Making Practice Run. o
While practicing Thursday after
loon for the tournament in Sum
er. the light racing how wagon. .
w-hich the members of the Columbia t
re company's team were using was
verturned.# Although strapped to '
he wagon seat. W. H. Sloane. th
iriver. escaped with a few bruises.
'one of the members of the team
were on tile wagon at the time.
he horse, a borrowed animal. bolt
4 an:, swerved into Washingtonj
treet. Tase shafts broke with t's
train and the wagon turned com- -'
etely over with Sloane underneath
. The wagon was lifted off of him
nd he was found to be practically
PELLAGRA V'ICTIM St-ICIDES. f,
L)eranged Woman Jumps Into Mil1l o
Pond After Taking Poison.
Beconing deranged as an etfect of.
,ellagra. Mrs. .3. E. Pil:rien. aged
. years. comimitted suicide Wed- c
~esday morning by drinking lauda- n
aum and umping into a pond at the e
Pendleton cotton mills. A week ago ~
r Pilgrim inquired of her hus- e,
band where the pond was deo'pest
and when she "as missed from home
asearch was made and her body was
round in (he spot declared to b
be .ieepest. On the bank of the
pond was found an empty bottle that
ai contained laudanum. Mrs. Pil
;rim is survived by her husband and
Lieut. Returns Money.
It is announced that the $232.10.
which Lient. C. R. Bennett. of the
United States arzny. borrowed from
Col. W. T. Brock. has been return
ed and is placed to the cr.edit of
the department in the treasurer's of
fee. This matter played quite a part
in the proceedings befor" the court
of inquiry. Col. Brock testified that
he loaned Lieut. Btennait this money
s Mr. Bennett needed t.h- cash to
go on the annual inspection tour this
year. The court of "iquiry has not
yet rendered utt decision.
Jailed by Negro MagistIrate.
At Anniston. Ala.. Thursday for
th- firs* time since reconstruction
as two white mien have been con
victed before a negro magistrate.
Hunk O'Dell and Eug- ne Wade were
rrest'd in Hlobson City, a negro
town. on the charge of violating the
prohibition laws. Each pleaded guii
ty at the trial befor- Mayor Addisonl
now. a negro. and could not pay the
ine so they were sent to all.
Bunion hills a Fireman.
As the result of having a bunion
on his right font treated liv.' weeks
ago Peter Margon. a fireman, aged
years. and in the employ of the
Pennsylvania Railroad comp~any at
A ltoona Pa.) shops. died :ast week
BI-od poison and gangrene caused
prtant matter brought out was the
ax usne-ss systeml .f the office of~
adjutant and inspe'tor :ten- ral.
It is very probabl. that th.e chire
of adjutant general wi':l be mnad an
appoint ive one. Thi opinion has
been expressed fr-.ely in military cir
cdes of the State and since the si'ua
tion in the adjuta::nt gneraul's - iire
h1s een so thorou:hiV air.1. and ih
pople have l-ent' show, just how h
office is run. it l -.xprete that w ithI
in t~he next two, \--ars the ::1ia of
th Stata w il! ak that the legiszature
mak- i the ,nnceaointive. *
JEALOUSY THE CAUSE
M'RDEVED lA)Et REFORE PER
Crime Alleged to Have Been Acci
dental Due to Habit of Playingi
With a Loaded Revolver.
Mrs. Eliza Robinson. alias Liddie
,orson. is under arrest in Pennsville.
C. J.. charged with the killing of
Kalter Harvey with w.hom she had
een ;iving for several weks follow
ng her desertion of her husband.
rhe woman is laboring under great
She weeps constantly and asks to
e her victim. Sh-- declares the
illing of her lover was accidental.
0it vitness declares that it occurred
Sfter Harvey had ar.nnounced his ir,
ention of leaving the house she was
Mrs. Robinson is a woman twenty
even years of age and has had many
Amirers. Several years ago she was
narried. but recently she has not f
ived with her husband. Iler latest
atch was Wa!ter Harvey. aged 2: q
ears. She and Harvey rented a
ouse in Pennsville and were liv- a
n together as man and wife. she ,
:eeping the hous- and he working
n the DuPont Powder Mills.
On the evening of the murder it t
s said Harvey announced he was
brough with his companion and was
oing to leave. The woman ate no t
upp-r and after the meal called y
oung Harvey upstairs. Loud words t
allowed and two pistol shots end
d the life of the young man. One \
assed through his heart and the
ther through his brain. 3
Mrs. Robinson declares the shoot- :
2g was accidental and when asked b
rhy she had a revolver declared
hat bhe and Harvey frequently play- h
d with the weapon. but she didn't
now it was loaded.
MEDICINE MAN SH@T.
>ld Chief Took Summary Vengeance e
on Helpless "Doctor."
Death in quick succession of three
ucks and four Indian squaws In an
idian camp on the desert near the v
evada and California state line s.
mled the fate of an aged medicine a
ran. He was slain by the father n
r the squaws. who .happens to be h
ief of the camp.
Beently several Indians becarne
I and the medicine man was callel. a
. his herb medici-ies and calls on
ie sun proved worthless and one
fter the other the sick persons die,;.
ho old chief brooded over the deaths
nd decided the medicine man must
e. He was shot by the old chief.
ssisted by several young bucks.
CONNINED NEARO ECAPL.
.11 in Readiniess for His' Execution tl
1il1 preparations had been made to ii
ang George Fields. a negro. at West 1
'am Beach. Fla.. Friday. The scaf- i1
ad was erected. the rope had been 'a
~sta- and the witnesscs invited. The
nly hiing lacking was the nr gro. :
He escaped from jail at St. Aug- g
stine Thursday night. -.nere he ha-! 's
een held for safe keeping. In the S
ieantinme. not knowing of th-- es
ape. Gov. Gilchrist wired a respite i:
f a week pending investigation into ti
wly discovered evidence In the h
as-. The negro escaped by over- 1
owerng a deputy du'ring a religious
ervice being conducted In prepara- c
ion for his death.. * 1
ML-N AM) G;IRL DROWNEN). a
log ("aus.ei Boat to Capsize in Swan 1
Lake, Near Seattle.
Albert Needles. 30) years old, ati
torney of Toropa... Nevada. andr
kiss Blanche German. the 1 4-year-oid
aughter of Richard Gorman. of Or- a
la. Washington. were drowned Fri-r
lay in Swan lake. s-veral miles of
eattle. Wash.. when a hoat in which
hey were riiing was capsized by a
ogc they had taken in with them.
diss Alice M,:nohanl. aged 18. was
Iso In the boat. but managed to
'each shore after being thrown into
he water. The lake is very deelp
nd the bodies have not bc'i reov
Leaving a note in which he decclar- 1
N that .'the wages of sin is de'ath.
[race G. Noon. aged 16i. who ren-1
stered at an Atlanta hotel from New
Yorrk city. but who claims that his
home is in the state~ of Washington.
attempted to commit suicide Friday
afternoon in his roo mat the hotel
~y shooting. Hie is in a s.erious con
dition a: a hospital.
Bomb Burst.. at Warsaw.
.. bomb was exploded with fata!
results in a squad of ).orndarmles at
the G'orzisk stationr on the \'i nna
railroadl. thirty miiles fromn Warsaw.
Russian Poland. Friday. 0'e of the
gerndarmes was killed and four re
ceived mortal wounds. The bomlb
thrower was arrested.*
Seventeen Chinamen. belie.ve'd to
~ave been. smugnbled into this e-'un
try from Mlexico. we're focund by mi
rat ion oflice'rs at San Mlarcia.. Tex..
Friday. hidden in aj box 'ar oan
with hay. They will he held p.'n.ing
Convicted of .t'.sult.
Gregoria Saia. thi-- Italian arre'stedi
with attemnp:ed c'rriie as..ault 'pon
!i:- 'rh.'art. a wealt bv si:n--.- ar
that plaie. was con victed in the crim
inal court at De'lan~d. ande s ne~e
? tenty years at hard cbor in the
peenlatioa- As to Central of the Nex
House of Representatives.
FROM DEMOCRATIC VIEW
ractically Admitted that Republi
cans are Thoroughly Routed
Iominant Party not Expected to
Make Gains in the South. May
A Washington correspon'nt of
7he News and Courier says awe the
>red nt session of Congress nears
s end there are better evidences
ay by da-r that the Republicans all
,ver the country are thoroughly
outed. There is not a better view
Pint in the wori-1 for politica: pur
'oses than the national Capital. and
rom this place now on- nay get a
airly accurate view of the situation
s it will appear when the next ses
ion of Congress is called to order in
Dcember. Will the Democrats ha-*.
majority In th* House. if so, what
ll this majority be. and where witi
Taking the Southern States fir'
bere has been a change fer the bet
er during the last two months. Not
ang ago it was believed by some that
ere might be Demoeratic loss in
;orth Carolina. which already has
bree Republicans in the House.
-here it ought not to have any; that
'Irginia would send two Republicans
-here they have one now and that
[aryland would further increase her
epublican majority in the House
ecause of local issues in that State.
North Carolina will not increase
er Republicans; Virginia may lose
- one Republican she now hs
ecause of the fact that an aggres
ve fighter. Henry C. Staurt. is run
Ing against Slemp. and is knock
ig the Slemp machine into bits on
very stump in the Old Dominion:
ie older Slemp. father of the pres
at Representative from the Ninth
irginia district, was a good Con
xirate soldier and did valiant ser
ice to his State during the war.
he he joined the Mohane forces
ad went to the bad politically, but
anaged to stay in Congress until
e died. Then his son followed him
In Maryland the situation i.
rightening up for the Democrats.
nd it is now said that the threc
epublicans may be reduced to one
D much for the Southern States. Tht
thers are all right. ani if the cer
is just taken gives them more r -
resentation the Democratic major
y in the House hereafter will b,
Congressman Garner. of Texas. as
stont "whip" of the Democrats isi
elng cl.erful because we believc
iat we will win a great victory in
te congressional elections this fall.
n the other hand the Republicam
re up irn the air. For the first timc
many yWars the Democrats In the
ouse are united, while the Repub
cans are split into warring factions
hich appear to be irreconcillable.
The prospect of victory has a ter
ency to cement the Democrats to
ether, while the prospect of defeat
tes so irritate th Republicans
peaker Cannon's rec' nt declaratior.
at shooting was too good for th
ssurzents and that they ought
>suffer the ignominious death of
an-ging. was not exactly like pour
g oil on the troubled waters.
"Naturally, as the Democrats feel
rtain of electing the House. there
as been much talk about who will
Speaker. There is no dc-ibt that
very large majority of the present
lemocratic members. at least 90 per
et. of them. are for Champ Clark.
'he chanc-'s are that his name will
e the only one presented to the
aucus. The country expects him to
e eecCed if the Democrats have a
jajority in :he next House.
Occasionally the Repu blicans start
story on its rounds that there Is
auch opposition to him. and that
n Democrats are badly split up
*n the Sp. akership question. Demo
rats have too muuh sense to pay
nuch attentiont to these Republican
ables of opposition to Mr. Clark.I
le has worked hard to unite the
)emocrats and has ited them to sev
'ral victories, though the Repubi
-ans had forty-seven majority at the
eginning of this Congress arnd still
ive forty-three majority, and be
i ve he ought to be rewarded with
Anyone who will take the trouble
o scan the pages of the Congression
I Record fro'm day to day will find
:hat it is fu:l. p) acked. in fact. bulg
ng from coe r to cover, with camt
aign spe-ches. W~hile it is true that
he Democrats are taking about as
nuch of this space as their Republi
-nf brethren. the re is a difference in
the matter presented and in the
voice of expression. One is the Denm
r~cratic mrmtber pounding th elife out
of the Republican across the cham-'
her for putting the present tariff on
th.' peple: it is full of optimism.
hope and good cheer. What is th
ther? A wall of despair and a fran
ti appeal to stand by the party.
As usua:. the Republicans are go
n to get everythin~g thyre is t~o be
h~d and hit while tho iron'r hot.
These speeches will not stop wh.'n
'ongres adjourns. For ten days al
ter the gavels in t.h.e Senate and
l!.us.' have falien for the last time
this session, and only janitors and
('artakers are found in the places of
h nation's law-makers, the R-'cord~
i be erming as usual. "Leave to
;rnlt" for ten days has been granted.
nd judging by what has been dorie
b fore. every possible form of cam
p ti;:' mnattern will be found within
its v-rs. Monmbers may pu:t what
ver they wi ir. the Record with
out the least fear of r-fsutation or
ns'ver These t--n issue's will b
'home consumption'' issu's.
L-, in ti~ Novr-hwest Indiana. Ohic
SESSION ALMOST OUR
CONGRERSS PLANS TO ADJOURN
WITHIN TEN DAYS.
Statehood Bill Passes the Senate.
Land Withdrawal Measure Passed.
June :5 Set for Adjournment.
Congress is expected to adjourn
on June 25. according to plans
made public by Senate leaders, af
ter consultations with House leaders.
a careful canvass of both branches.
and a revision of the Senate's legis
lative program. The plans perfect
ed are as follows:
After remaining on the senate cal
endar for almost three months in a
state of uncertainty as to its fate.
the bill providing for the admission
of the territories of New Mexico and
Arizona to seperate Statehood was
taken up-by the senate Thursday and
passed after a debate consuming lit
tle more than two hours.
The mrasure was called up by
Senator Reveridze. chairman of the
committee on territories, and was
passed after speeches by Senators
Beveridge. Frazier. Nelson. Hughes
and Smoot. All the speeches were
favorable to the creation of the two
States. but the Democrats favored
the house bill.
When the vote was reached there
was a division on the senate substi
tute for the house bill, but with that
amendment accepted, the senate
voted solidly for the passage of the
The senate substitute was adopted
as an amendment to the house bill
by a strictly party vote, the vote
standing 42 to 19.
As passed the bill would provide
for the admission of the two terri
tories as States, but not until after
a constitution had been adopted by
each of them, approved by the pres
ident. nnd ratified by congress.
The artion of the Senate in adopt
Ing the bill for the issuance of certi
fcates of indebtedness to furnish
money to complete reclamation pro
jects as an amendment to the land
witdrawal bill, caused Western Sen
ators to express fear that it might'
encounter obstacTes In conference.
This fear was based upon statements
that tbe House was opposed to the
FIGHT NOT ALLOWED
effries-Johnson Contest rnder Ban
of Californiast Executive.
Stirred to action by insistent pro
tests from all parts of the State and
Country. Gov. James N. Gillett Wed
nesday took stepps to prevent the
Phtcpionship fight between Jan s I
J. Jeffiries and Jack Johnson, sched- 1
uled to be held in San Francisco on
In a letter to Attorney Genral U.
. We'bb. the governor expressed his
:isproval of prize fighting in un
measured terms and directed that the
ld of the courts be Invoked to pre
ent the mauh. He concluded withb
r positive order that, in case th
plea for a restraining order be not
ranted and the fight be held, the<
ttorney general proe-ed to gather
evdence and prosecute the princi
pals and those interested in the fight
for violation of the penal code of4
The ?overnor declares that the sn
premne court of C-alifornia has never
refined a prize fight and suggests
that an opport'inity be given it to
do so. This is taken by those inter
ested to indicate the ygovernor's in
tention to press .his opposition to the
AUTO INTERRUI'TS SHAVE.
It Leaps Through a Window and
Struck a Lathered Man.
While gettine a shave in Muncie.
Id.. Conroy Dylancy felt a sharp.
stinging sensation in his knee and
when he came out fronm under th.
boiler cloth" .he was startled to
see an automobile resting heavily
against that part of his anatomy.
One of the big lamps bad just graz
ed the sitter's face and the w'heel
razed his leg. The driver paid for
the window and went away without
leaving his name. The sh..p was in
the basement of a Main stree't build
ing and the auto had run over the
curbing across thie sidewalk and then
through a double window.
Sentenced for Life.
l'inor-- Koon. a negro, charged
with murdering 14. Johnson. anoth
er negro. at a ho-t supper near Cayce.
Lexington county, on the night of
i'ebrazry 12Z last, was convicted of
murder. with recommendation to
mercy, and was sentenecd to serve
the remainder of his natural life at
hard latbor in the Penit'-ntiary. The
trial took place at Lexington Thurs
Convict-d of Murder.
Henry Lyles. a negro. was can
icted in the general sessions court
at Lexington Thursday for the mur
er of his wife. Silla Lyles, on th
2tu of January. this year. and was
senenced to serve the remainder of
h'is life in the penitentiary.
and oth~r States, the indications are
heeming brighter every day for a
magnificient Democratic victory. It
is already settled that i3eeeridge is
to go in indiana and that will mean.
in all probalilty. almcst an entire
lv solid Democratic delegation from
that State in the lHouse. The same
.ejuerts are ec .ning in from other see
ti s. The Republicans from Pres
id.n: Taft down are imitating the
gmuiv ho::: They have conme out
adI seen their hadow. andi it looks
like they. must go back in for two
years. Really, that terrible tarif law
haunts them day arnd nizht. and -hey
Departuent 8f Justice Asks Grcers,
Associatis to be DissiveL
Alleges That It Constitutes a Combi
nation and Conspiracy in Restraint
of Trade. Officers and Members of
Aosociation Made Parties to Salt.
Evidence to Substantiate Charges.
Another action under the She.-man
anti-trnst law was start--d by the de
partment of justice Thursday at
Washington. when Oliver D. Street,
United States attorney for the north
ern district of Alabama. was instruct
d to file at Birmingham a petition
gainst the Southern Wholesale
.rocers' association. its oMcers and
nembers. alleging. that the associa
!in constitutes a combination and
-onspiracy in restraint of trade and
sking tLhst it be dissolved.
The suit, it was said, at* the de
artment Thursday. is one of the re
;ults of the investigations which the
overnment for some time pu1t has
een making witli reference to cow
>inations that seek to eliminate com
)etition, maintain a high scale of
)roft and increase the cost of liv
ng. In the opinion of the ofciats.
he inveetigation cleanly indicated
.hat an unlawful conspiracy exists.
Mr. Street was in conforen.' for
everal days with the department and
eft Wednesday night for Birming
iam. The issue will be pushed 'o
L speedy trial, the officials belivng
hat they have ample evidence 'o
iubstantiate the charges mad.
The following statement retar,!
ng the matter was made at 'he de
>artment of justice:
"The petitioc alleges that the com
lnation was organized for the pu.
>ose of and .has resulted in coercing
LUd preventing manufacturers from
elling the actual necessaries of life
lirect to the retail dealer or con
umer or to any wholesale grocer
a the Southern States unless said
Trocer is listed in a so-called 'green
>ok' published and distributed by
be association. That manufacturers
re persuaded urged and coerced by
he association to fix limited selling
rices at which staple article of food
ire to be sold and to refuse to sell
uch commodities to any wcholesale
roc-er who does not maintain t-L
rices so fixed and listed.
That in certain lines maunufactur
rs and producers have been induced
o bill their goods at an enhanced
rice and to turn over a precentage
o the president of the association
who rebated the same to the jobbers
maintaining such limited selling
>rce. That no Arm could become a
nember of the association or be list
di In the 'green book' unless a ma
ority of the other concercs in the
otal$ty gave their approval: and
hat unless such firm was duly list
d, it was unable to secure direct
>uying privileges from those manu
acturers who observed certain ''rules
f practice" adopted by the assocla
There are many other allegations
et forth in the bil-l as to the gen
tral scheme and plan by which thIs
:>mbination sought to prevent the
nembers thereof and to restrict trade
The departm?"nt for some time has
eceved complaints as to the bur
Iene suffered by the people of the
southern states l*cause of the oper
Ltions of this association. A fter a
areful investigation the department
elieves that the association oper
tes to increas" the cost of the nec
ssities of life, such as coffee, sugar,
:ereals, soap and many other lines.
The association as set out in the
tovernnPent's petition or bill con
sists of various firms and corpora
ions engaged in the wholesale groc
ary business within the states and
erritories of Alabama. Arkansas,
Florida. Georgia. Indian Territory.
Louisiana. Maryland. Mississippi.
orth Carolina. Oklahoma. South
Carolina. Tenrs see. Texas. Virginia
and the DIstrict of Columbia.
M'UDERER IN CAVE.
Starvation Decided U'pon as Safest
Way to Take Him.
With three revolvers and a fierce
bulldog at nis command. John Marks
th' fugitive, whom officers have been
iounding since the murder of three
foreigners at Shaw Mine. near Mid
way. Pa., last February. has been
traced to a cave near McDonald. a
suburb of Pittsburg, which has been
Unless he can be caught unawares,
it is the intention of the officers to
starve out the man. Marks is known
as a good shot. and every precaution
will be taken to prevent him from
adding anoth'r name to the list of
alleged victims. He is thought to
have returned to his home to claim a
share of .nis father-s property, which
is to be sold. He was recognized and
Alleged Murdered ('aught.
A man beliVved to be Joseph
WendIng, the all'-ged murderer of
A:a Kellner. of Louisville. Ky.. was
ldd in the county jail, at Hramp
ton. this state. Thursday morning.
The man was arrested at Fechtig.
S. C.. and is said to tally with the
description of Wendling. The pris
oner gives the name of Charlie
Painter. of England. and emtphatical
l denies that he is gui:ty of the
Arres.ted on Seriou, ('harge.
W. N. K--nnedy, white., was ar
r.'sted at the Arkwright Mmli Villas
near Spartanburg Friday. charged
with attempting criminal assault on