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Wrht he B41M ed Usder Him One
Hndred Feet in Air.
HE FALLS TO HIS DEATH
Premeir Among Fltwer of British
Aristocratic sportsman. Charie,
Stewart Nols. Whoat' Flew Acrom%
Channel and Back Without a Stop
Crushed to ieats at Feet of Ad
At lournemouth. E.-.. the first
flying tournament of -.'ie year was
br :ht to a tragic close Tuesday
morning by the dramatic death of
aviator. the Hon. Charles S. Rolls.
third son of Lord Llangattock.
In the presence of a great compa
ny of spectators. a majority of whom
were ladies and children and many
personal friends of the young avi
ator, the Wright biplane on which
he was flying fell suddenly with ter
rific speed from a height of 100
feet. It struck the ground close
to the crowded grandstand. smashed
into a tangled mass and before the
doctors and their assistants could
reach the spot Rolls was dead.
The event in w.hit3- Rolls was com
peting was for a prize for the avia
tor alighting nearest a given mark.
The goal was directiy in front of the
grand stand where the spectatori
were massed. He had risen to a
good height and then shut off hbi
motor and was gliding in a broac
circle to the mark.
Without warning the tail piece
of the biplane snapped off. The ma
chine gave a sudden lurch and the
framework crumpled ap in the air
When it struck the groud it was
smashed to splinters. The doctor
found that Rolls had sustained z
fractured skull. The wreck of the
machine and twisted stays surround
ed the body so 'hat there was ditti
culty in extricating him.
Imediately after the result
Roll's acident was known the com
mittee announced that flying woult
be suspended for the day.
Capt. The Hon. Charles Stewar
Rolls was thirty three years old an<
was one of the most popular youni
all around English sportsman. Hi
death will be a great alow to aristo
cratic sporting enthusiasts, with a
of w.hom be was a great favorite
At ballooning, motoring and later ii
the field of aviation he had distin
guished himself by his utter fear
lessness and was satisfied with noth
Ing short of record breaking I1
whatever line of sport he took to.
Undoubtedly his crowning fea
was his round trip across the chan
nel between Dover and Calais i
his Wright biplane on June 2 last
Two Frenchmen, Louis Bleriot an<
Count de Lesseps, already had cross
ed the channel and Hubert Lathal
had almost succeeded. Channe
flying was at a discount in Enaglan
because it was considered an ol
story and because national "id
had suffered from the monopoly c
it by Frenchmen. when Rolls elet
tiled the entire kingdom by doul
lig the accomplishments of hi
predecessors. The distance betwee:
Dover and Calais is 21 miles ani
when Rolls did the round trip c
-42 miles in 90 mInutes withou
stopping his performance was mar
velous both for distance and time.
In his youth Rolls was one of thb
pioneers in motoring .in England
He drove a motor car about while
the ordinance was still in force tha
every self propelled vehicle on th<
public roads must be preceeded by
man carrying a red flag to wari
pedestrians. In 1900 he won th<
gold medal in the thonund miles
automobile race. He was the rep
resentative of Great Britain in th<
Gordan Bennett race in 1905 ad sev
era! times made world's records foi
speed. As a balloonist Rolls ha'
more than 150 ascensions and hac
crossed the channel several times is
CROSSES GUIF ON RAFT.
Unconscious Sailor from Wreke<
Ship Cast4 on Beech.
Paul Stanich. 37-years-old. was
picked up unconscious on the Wer
Texas coast near Point Isavel Thurs
day night and taken to a he spital
where he revived and told a story
of having been carried across thi
Gulf of Mexico on a piece of wreck
age about ten feet long by four feel
wide. Staunich said he had beer
without food or water since earl:
Monday morning, when the fishing
schooner Flontano. of whose crew ,he
was a member. was wrecked aboul
a hundred miles southeast of Tam
pico. Mexico. There were ten met
on the schooner. and he doesn'
know w.hat became of the other nine.
Clinging to a piece of wreckage
when the boat went to pieces ina
storm Stannich was carried out intc
the gulf and at daybreak was out
of sight of land. Several vessels
passed, but didn't notice him He4
kept his lips mioistened with sail
water and chewed the leather on his
shoes. Ele was (cUt and blistered
about the head and body and lost
consciousness a few .hours before his
craft was beached.*
An echo of' the recent Reno fight
ws the receipt Sunday by Mayor
John T. Moore. of a letter threaten
ing his life because of his action
in ;arohibit.ng the exhibition a? Ma
conx of the moving pictures of the
Siht. The :etter. which is believed
to have ben writen by a negro wa.
;os:.uked Atlanta. The letter will
be' t'ur::ed1 over to the postal authori
Struck 1kead by Holt.
Tsreal Whit. a negro. and a mule
were killed by lightning about five
oclck on Thursday afternoon while
plwng in a rield two niiles from
Maurn. There were several hands
plowing in the same field when a
cloud came up. The others took out
their mules and went 'o the house.
aut Isreal plowed on and he was
TRAIN BUST THE
MEMBERS OF THE CREW WHEN
IT LEFT THE TRACK.
The New York Central Expre-s
Rolls ino the Ditch. Shaking Up
Three trainmen were killed and.
a train :vad of passengers were bad
iy shtken up when northbound
train No. 5!. on the New York Cen
tral. known as tzhe. Nrther:: and
V'estern EKx-resz.. was wrecked near
Newton Hook. nine miles south of
The e::gi::e andl ba;::azge car junmp
.-d the travk ard toppled completely
xv6r. The railroad offices. report
that all of the passengers were a-lie
to continue their Inurney.
The 'l wenzieth Century Limited.
on which J3k Jonhs n :he heavy
..eight heliam: ion fighter. was :r::,l
ing. %as del-yed an hour by this
Three persons. all railroad em
ployees, were killed in the wreck of
train No. 59 at Newton Hook. ae
cording to reports received at the
New Yorl' Central office. One pas
senger. name not yet ascertained.
was injured, the officials said. The
killed are engineman J. Tyndall.
Firentan R. Holes and Baggageman
The fatalities were primarily due
to the ov-rturnins of the engine
completely when they left the
rails. Every other car of the sev
en comprising the train were de
raied. but only tme baggage car was
)verturned. The tracks were bad
ly torn up and trafic was blocked.
Aside from the baggage car the
train equipment comprised Pullman
coaches. The train. northbound.
was known as the Northern and
Western Express. and carried sleep
ers for Utica. Syracuse. Buffalo. and
other points. includ.-ing one for S.
Louis. The train left New York at
12.03 A. M.
DISPATCHER AD)MITS ERROR.
Conflicting Orders Caused Wreck on
C. H. and D. Road
That conflicting orders giving
two trains the right of way caused
the wrecx on July 4 at Middleton
t was admitted at the coroner's in
I quest at Hamilton. Ohio Monday by
; Albert J. Smith. train dispatcher of
the Cincinnatti. Hamilton. and Day
ton railway. After trainmen and
operators had told Coroner Burrnett
of the orders they had received that
day, and that official had declared
- his belief that Smith was to blame
for the twenty-one deaths, the lat
- ter took the stand.
2 "We were rushed with trains thal
day." he said. "I sent the Big
t Four passenger train on from Day
- ton to Cincinnatti. Then after they
sstarted I figured I could save time
. in getting the freight to Dayton. sc
SI tried to send an order to Cariisl<
- to have the Big Four stop at Poast
nTown and let the freight pass.
''"When I reached Carlirsle by wir<
SI learned that the passenger trait
Shad passed there going like wildfire
eThen, to prevent trouble. I seni
f word. to Middletown to "bust'' th<
-lorder allowing the freight to pro
-Iceed to Dayton.
s " -If the freight had been on the
n isiding at Middletown when they re
l i eived this order the wreck wouk
f not have occurred.
-THEY MAD)E GALLANT aUGHT.
eFire in the Hold of a big Steamer or
ethe Righ Seas.
tBlackened and charred. her decki
Bwarped by a six day's fire. whict
raged beneath'- them, the Britisc
tramp steamer St. Nicholas of Liver.
pool sailed through the Golden Gate
from which port she sailed May 3
-with a general cargo of 5.000 tons
SPuget Sound ports.
W ~hen 1.300 mniles off the South
r American coast her commander.
| Capt. George Aitken. June 23. dis'
covered smoke pouring down from
the ventilators. and when a hatch
was opened it was discovered that
the cargo in the shelter deck was a
seething mass of fire. Chief Offi
cer Dickson. Second Officer Mar
I riott and Third Officer Chavner vol
unteered to go below with the he'se
tassed along by the crew.
|With their mouths and nostrils
covered by cloth the volunteers were
alternately lov-ered. All that day
and the following night the fight
to save the ship continued. Early
on the morning of June 24 the fire
in the shelter deck was seemingly
stamped out. At nine c'clock itn the
morning fire was reported in lower
hold No. 2. Two hundred tons of
their merchandise were overboard
thrown before the fire could be
reached. Then the steam pipes
were run below and after five days
of fighting the flames were finaly
subdued. The total dama;;e is es
timated at half a million dollars.
mostly covered by insurance.
Swallowed in Quicksad.
Astray in the marshes of Jamaica
bay. William Elibrecht of Alashelt.
L I.. set foot in a quicksand Tues
day and was swallowed alive before
his friends could reach hinm. E.
becht and three friends had been
ishing and the party became se'pa
rated. In struggling for the shore
he was caught in the marsh. Al
though Elbrete-h's cries for help
were plainly heard. he was l. st in
the gathering gloom and sank u. -
aided to his death in the slime.
I Sucessful atLat.
Antone Roc.hi. of Chicago. who
made two att.-nmpts to commflit sui
ide because of the defeat of James
. Jeffries is dead in the county hos
pital at Sacramento, ('a>. of a frac
tured spine. In his sec.ond att.-mip:
at suicid!e Rochi flung himself from
his bunk. eight fee't abov.- th. :toor
of his cell, to the cement tur.
Two trainmen were instanily
killed when west bound freight
train. No. 19. on the Seaboard Air
Line crashed ir to a landslide t wo
miles east of Tmomaes. a.. at :23
o'cock M1onday morn ig. The en
gine turned completely over and
SEES HOPE ONLY
In the SuCCess of the InSurget Republi
cams Who Are the
SOLE LUMP OF LEAVEN
According to Jas. Ik Garfield. For
nwr Secretary of the Interior.
Who Avos%'% i Himself a Member of
That Wing of the Republican Par
ty. Which Hr Praises Highly.
James R. Garfield. former secre
tary of the in:erior. in a speech de
li'ered Monday night to the new
ly formed Pro:ressive Republican
-r;;-inization of C!eveland set forth
the p:tf'rm upon which the insur
gZeit e.exen-tat of the Repu.lican par
ty w.ill enter :he fall caipa-in in
Mr. Garfield announced his ac
ceptance of the appellation of "in
stirgent." .lr. Garfield declared
that the nation stood today in a
critical situation so that confronting
the country was the problem wheth
er the tight of the progressive was t4
be carried to a successful Issue or
whether they were to surrender anc
admit that government for and b3
the people was a failure. He sad
Like the prodigal youth. we as
t-ation, have wasted our resources
sold our inheritance. acquired evi
habits, but. fortunately, we have re
alized the need of radical changes it
time to save ourselves.
"At the coming election we are tc
choose between two great nationa
iparties. The Democratic party. whila
declaiming against special interes
-has. when in power allied itself witl
special interests. Many of its leader:
have been and are the recognize(
representatives of special interests
In our state the Democratic govern
or failed to be on the peop'e's sid<
in the fight for phblic utilities an(
the Democratic senators defeate4
that measure. In the recent Dem
ocratic convention the 'progressive
Democrats were iznored. I can se
no -hope for better things from De
mocracy as now conducted.
"How is it with the Republicai
party? It likewise has among it
leaders some who are allied with. o
represent special interest: but. 0
the other hand it has progressiv(
aggressive leaders who are the pea
"The country bwes a debt o
gratitude to the insurgents in CoE
gress who made the fight against th
doniination of special interest an
who placed the common good big
above party regulation.
*"-The real friends of conservatio
relied upon insurgents and thei
|progressive allies for the protectio
of the public domain against the as
saults of special inter .sts.
SInsurgent senators prevenite
the passage of the Alaska bill whic
in its original form, might have gii
en over the untold wealth of Alask
to a favored few.
Dealing in a general way with tht
|ctitonal problems and continue
his eulogy of the insurgents. M1
SGarfield took up special state prol
Iemns. The recall. regulation of co:
porations. wokmen compensatio
act, the strengthening of child ia
bor laws and the development of
canal system were the principt
planks in the pia'tform which he p~
In regard TO the recall. Mr. Gar
"There is one method of dealin
with public service which demand
our most earnest consideratiot:
namely, the recall. I believe itt
be the most direct. most efficien
way which people have of dealin
with the unfaithful servant. It
said that the recall makes coward
of public men. I ask whether It I
any more injurious to the publi
welfare to have an officer afraid c
the people than to hace a public offI
eer the servant of a special inter
.1r. Garfield concluded his gen
eral defense of the Republican par
ty with a wartning against the reac
"The real danger to the party.
he said. "comes from the reaction
ary' who is controlled by special in
cause it is the easiest way, is willin:
to return to the weak policy o
Laissez Faire. To follow suc!
leaders means disaster.
HEAT WAVE SEVERE.
Continued Hot Weather (aune Man:
D~eath~s in (ities.
swept the country during the past
three weeks has been taking ai heav:
toll of human life, especially in th'
large cities, w-here. in the crowd.'
tenement district. there is not
breath of air from one week's end
to the other. New York. Philade:
phia and Washington. in the East,
have been especially hard hit, an'
the numbe~r of deaths is now clost
to the 100 mark.
IThe only refuge t.'. people o:
thes~e iies have from the heat n
the parks, and these are lIterally
crowded with humanity every hour
of the twenty-four. And of the'se
the chief oasts !n the deser. of .hea:
is Con.-y Island. uiear New York city.
Cone'y Island is now crowde'd day
and night. erowds ave'rarnag .5,.s
personis sleeping on the b.'ach every.
C'on.-y Island is on~e :of the mo
amou'ts seaside resorts in The world.
and its popularity is just as great.
It is Earl's court O!ymplia. Scheven
na.-n and a go~od piart of Btoulogne
rolled inxa. one, with soet of tne at
trations of Btrighton and Troutville.
.illions of dollars are invested in
it. and it pays a histh rate of profit.
even if it is busy only a few months
in the year.*
Ninet Were Hurt.
Ninr. pe'rsons we're injured w~'hen
the engine of fast snouthb'ound pas
snger train No I on the Alab'ar-a
Gr'eat Southern raIlroaid. jumped
ly .ionday morning. pullkg the
miai: and baggagte cars and the sec
o:.d class passenger coach with it
,o'.. an emantrment.
GOV. HARMON OF OHIO SUS
PENDS NEWARK MLAYOR.
Formal Complaint of Neglect of Du
ty Made Against Sheriff Linke and
.Monday Governor Harmon took
steps looking to the retirement from
office of Mayor Atherton. of Newark.
and Sheriff !.inke. -f Licking Coun
ty. as a result of the recent lynch
ing. Simultaneously. arrangements
were nade at Newark for the em
panelling of a special grand jury to
begin a probe into the lynching. and
the Newark police arrested a negro
suspected of assisting in battering
d'own the doors of tht jail. from
whicn Etherington was forcibly tak
1-cause of a formal complaint
against the sheriff of neglect of du
ty. ile4 with the Governor. and the
announenent by Mr. Harmon that
a hearing would be held on the
charges July 25. there was a dispo
sition on tbe part of the State offi
eials to have Common Pleas Judge
Seward. who ordered the grand jury
called. to have this action delayed
so that a new sheriff would serve
the summons. but after a conference
with Judge Seward. Governor Har
mon decided not to interfere with
the probe. The grand jury will be
in the personal charge of Attorney
Before he had been in office an
hour Monday. J. N. Ankele. the vice
mayor elevated to the office of chief
executive of Newark following the
suspensien of Mayor Herbert Ather
ton by Governor Harmon. had sum
marily removed Chief of Police
Zergeihel and Police Captain Rob
He gave as his grounds for re
movai the non-enforcement of the
county option law, which resulted
in the lynching of Detective Ether
ington Friday night.
Charles Hinde!. a former deputy
as chief of police. and patrolmar
Charles Swank. as captain. He gav
them orders to commence the im
mediate enforcement of all laws t(
As soon as the new police Afficial.
had assumed office, they caused thi
arrest of a second negro. who i.
held in connection with the Frida,
r . TWO -HILLION DOLLAR FIRE.
In Which About Eight People Los
Caring for the homeless an
searchiing the ruins for other vic
tlms were the tasks that confronte,
the authorities at Campbellton. N
B.. following last night's destrnc
Stive fire in which eight persons ar
r reported to have been killed. morn
nthan three hundred driven from
Stheir homes and a loss of $2.000.
000 caused. A!l outside commaunica
tidon with the little lumber town o1
hthe north shore of New Brue'swl
was cut off and It was not though
a until today that messengers begal
to bring details.
e Seven men were eported to hav
d been killed in an explosion durn
.the fire. The body of an infant wa
Srecovered from the ruins of a dwell
.ing .house The blaze started in :h<
a Richards company shingle mill oa
.the western side of town. A heav;
a wind was blowing and within a shor
I time the fire was beyond control.
t Two banks. three large lumbe
mills, three chiurches. the inter-co
-lonial raivway station, telegraph and
telephone offises and other lang<
gbuildings were burned. The resi
s dential section is also reported t<
have been destroyed.
ti F1NE SHOWING.
s Reduction of Defleit i's Being Made
s by Post Office.
cMore than $10,000.000 reductiot
. in the postal deficit has been mad<
. in the first nine months of the fisca
year just ended. according to fina
. returns iust received by Postmastei
- General Uiltchcock from the audito:
. of the postoffice department Suc&
a reduction is unprecedented in the
-history of the department. The de
. ficit for the nine months was $2.
709.000 as against $12,832,000 I:
- the same period of the preceedinj
31In the third quarter of the past
March 31. the postal service earned
a surplus of $1,363.000, the rev
enues for the quarter amounting tc
$5S.934.000 and the eqpenditure'
to $57.361,000. The later showed
an increase of 10 per cent over those
of the same quarter last year. while
the former showed an increase of
less than four per cent.
URACKER (AL'SES FIRE.
Exploded Among Straw In Darn With
A fire which will amount to aep'
proximately $300,000 destroyed 6~
buildings. made 30 families home
less and wiped out the business and
residential section of Benton. Col
umbia county. Pa.. occurred Monday.
An explodinc firecracker thrown ini
among the straw in the barn of G;eo.
Crossey was the cause of the fire.
The fire broke out at about three
W'clock in the afternoon and it was
not until late- that night that after
aid had arrived. that the flames were
got under control.
Cars- Against Mayor.
Enorage by the remzoval of
.::rAterton, of Newark. by Gov
.'rnor liarnmon .\onday. the Civic
le.ague of Zanesville announced
through its officers that it will de
mand simiiar action immediately in
the case of D~r. .\. N. Gorre!. mayor
of that place. The civic league
has already filed charges against
him with the governOr. alleging that
he hass failed to enforce the county
option law, permitting Zanesville to
border upon a state of anarchy.
Elk.. in Chicago.
What is said to be the biggest an
j ual reunion in the historv of the
Benievrlent and Protective Order of
Elks got fully under way .\onday at
Chicago with hundreds of additional
.d at.st rint arriving hnnrly.
WHAT IS THE LAW
ABOUT KEEPING OR STORING Li
Two Circuit Court Judges Differ .a
to Lterpretation of the Carey
At the recent term of sessions
court at Sumter. several cases wer
tried involving violation of the pr"
hibitien law. In the course of hii
charge to the jury in one of thesi
trials. Judge Memminger charge<
t.he law as it is, and as a resul
there has been much said of hi
He charged that it is unlawful
"and a person who has it in hi;
possession becomes guilty or rec-iv
ing and accepting and keeping tha
liquor in his possession and storin
it. no matter how small a quantit;
it may be and no matter for wha
pupo.se he may have it."
'He also charged that. *any mai
who has it in hi. possession. wheth
er for personal use or otherwise. o
a quantity of liquor. no matter hor
small it may be. that it !s subject t
seizure and be subject to prosecutio
for the receipt. acceptance and keeg
ing It in his possession.'
The Walterboro Press and Star
dard says ti. ;-:.rge is ini diret
keeping with the words of the Carei
Cothran Act. which says: "It sha
be unlawful for any person. firm cui,
poration or association within thi
State to manulacture. sell, barte:
exchange. receive. accept. give awd
to induce trade, deliver. store. kee
In possession in this State. furnis
at public places or otherwise dispos
of any spiritous. malt, vinous or otl
er liquors or beverages." This :
the law, and it is believed by ab
jurists in the State. among t.hei
several of the Walterboro bar. to I
a good law that will stand the tei
of the Supreme Court.
On the coaitrary. Jud.:e Wilso!
who has just concluded a term 4
court at Walterboro. in one of ti
liquor cases tried. took occasion 1
charge the jury that the law pe
mitted any person to keep liquor
his posession -'for personal use.' at
that it was no violation of law
have it in possession if int'nded f4
personal use. We confess we <
not see where he can find any po
in the Carey-Cothran law on whi<
to hang such a conclusion as thi
The custom In Walterboro h;
been, says the Press and Standar
to seize the liquor as soon as t)
express agent deliver; it to the co
signee. especially if there are at
suspicious circumstances surroun
irg it. There were several suo
cases that .had been appealed to t]
circuit court, but Judge Wilson w
seemingly afraid to tackle them. ai
had them all continued. It may
that he saw the decision of Jud
SMemminger and did not wish
charge the jury so directly In opp
-sition to the charge of this able jta
-ist till he had had time to study t:
Squestion very carefully.
SCLEMSON COLLEGE FINANCES
The Board of Trustees Make Annu
-The annual appropriations maa
Sby the Clemson College trustess
the conduct of the college for t:
'coming year is as follows: For Stt
t work of various kinds. $S5.000:f
normal operating expenses. $1 1:
r000. for completion of new bull
ings. $6.000: for Insurance for ne
I fve years. $14.000: for unusuale
ependitures. $6,000. rwenty tho'
- and was appropriated for a -i
>building and SS.000 for a dia
barn. This will put the dia
work on a fine basis.
The agricultrral co:nzmittee of
board was authorized to ask tI
legislature for permission *. esta
lish experiment stations in the P
Dee and possibly in the sand h
SThe report of the auditing cot
misssion was also received and reti
This commission. consisting of \
I 1. West. J. P. Derham. E. C. E
more and J. Pt. Haltiwanger. recera
ly made a thorough audit of ti
boo.ks an-1 accounts of the colIc
for the past seven years.
The rgport sets forth that tI
accounts of the college are in ev'1
respect satisfactorily: that the mo;
eys have been econonmirally spent:
accordance with orders of the boar,
and that all accounts are proper
accounted and vouched for.
The acting president and tI
chairman of the board were auth<
rized to carry into effect the pu
chase of the Lewis lands u::der it
authority granted at the last legi
lature. the attorney general to al
prove the titles.
BOMBARD CHINES"E PiRATES5.
Pirates In Turn Capture P'ortutue
A Portuguese gunboat comn;>at
operating with troops W\ed n*sdai
bombarded the pirate settlement a
the island of Golowan. destroying t
houses and killing many natives. Th
Cnese retaliat.-d by storming an
capturing the Portugu.-se militar
post. P~rtugutese re-e::forcemiet
were sent to the' sce'ne fromn .\acio.
The island of ;olowan is n.-ar .\l
cao an-i its own-.-rshipl is a matt
of dispute betw-.-n the Chinese a::
PortuIgutese. A. party of ('.hinese stu
dents had been captured by the p:r
ates and the governor of Niacio sen
an exped!it:a t'o eff-et their rescue
The pirates resiste.d and were rein
forced by the' Chin~ese fromi the in
teior. The latt'r were armed wi:
modrn --aonsand smtokeles. posv
In all two thousard persons wer'
engaed in the rioting. .\any a
the CThinese were killed. w.hile :h
Portugues' lost a coporal killed anc
a large numbier wounded. Suh.*
quently the Portuguese gunb->at an'
a force of artillery was sent to bomn
bard the islatnd
Found tHam Guitiy.
Private William Miurphy ho re
Frecently killed Pri'a:e Fry at F'orl
Moult post enchangeC on Su2lna'n
Island has been foundi guilty of
manslaughter and will .have to serve
five years at labor at Fort Leaven.
CALLS FOR PEACE
Senor Robt. L Taylor Urges Tenes
see Democrats to Write.
DECLNES TO SPEAK
For (overnor Patterson as rom
ined. Because of Friend's Protest.
Says iis Advice is Rejected and
He WiM Therefore Keep Out of
Saying that he saw with dismay
that the Democracy of Tennessee is
rushing madly to destruction through
bitter dissentions, Senator Robert L.
Taylor Saturday at Washington gave
out a statement withdrawing his
promise to stump the State in the
interest of the *regular" judiciary
ticket. The senator says his action
is taken because he can not inflict
his advice where it is rejected in
Serator Taylor had agreed to
speaK for Gov. Patterson and his
judiciary ticket. This announce
ment aroused a storm of protest from
friends of t.he senator who said they
did not care to hear him on that sub
Senator Taylor made this state
ment on the eve of leaving for a
Western lecture trip.
"I have seen with sorrow and dis
may that the Democracy of Tennes
see is rushing madly to destructiot
through its bitterness and dissen
sions. and my impulse was to fly to
it and by entreaty and persu;1sier
induce Democrats. if I could. to
waive tLheir passions and differences
and reunite against their old-ti.'
; enemy. but I have been con -.r.c;.
:, most everwhelming evidence:
from hundreds of men of all perstia
sions. a!l over Tennessee. *h &. :n:
, services in that role are not a. i.'e l
ond that, instead of accom:,1'thint
r- ood. I would add fuel to the f'ame
and widen the breach.
' 1 am. therefore. constraiae' t.
0 1 withdraw my promise to can'-ts I!.
r State. for I can not inflict my a
vice where it is rejected in z-:: - '
and when I am issured it A-" d
'h harm instead of ,n u.
*I am ,.ngled t of -'ll t,
crats in Tennessee and threatene<
d. with political destruction. no mat
l ter what I do or uo not do. and nov
I am ready for the sacrifice. for i
i my tenure of the hi;h office the pec
r pie hav" bestowed upon me depend
-h upon a:d requires that I shall joi
eeither faction of Democrats to 1!::
a the other I will lay it d-rvn giw
id and retire with .i. t a cont'--'c
e void of any offense against my par'
e or my people.
o"This must n-.t be t-Ae~n as r~
Sceding in any respect from the po'
. ition have announced, for ther
Scan be no safety except in organ:
.zation and in obediance to continue
t Signed "Robert L. Taylor."
aDJEAtTH TO ARMORED SHIPS.
.Army Engineer Says Their D~ay c
e U'tility Is Past.
. At Atlantic City. N. J.. Glenn I
e. Curtiss tossed oranges at.d mimi
r hombs within three feet of the deck
of the yacht John E. Mehere I
used in place of a battleship durn
the sham battle arranged Wedrte
day afternoon to demonstrates th
utility' of aeroplanes in coast ds
fense. The mock bombs were dro;
yped from a height of about Z0
Experts agreed that a fleet of aet
Soplanes armed with bombs of hig
e explosives could wreck any battle
ship beforeguns could be trained o
ethem. Col. William Jones. retired
formerly of the engineers corps. wh
is an advocate of aeroplanes fo
coast defense. stated thbat it was hi
nelief that the air machine had prov
ed its efficiency.
"The armored battleship has see:
its last days as an engine of attaci
e against a city or country guarde<
eby aeoplanes." he said. "Glen1
Curtiss or any other expert aviato
Ccould drop hip. explosives on th,
decks or down th'e funnels of a war
ship as easily as Curtiss tossed th'
oranges within a few feet of th
.yacht. I believe a fleet of a score
yof air machines would absolutel:
protect any coast city. A nigh
n"fight by such a fleet would not onl:
probably demolish an entire tiee
of battleships, but could so demor
alize the crew of the attacked yes
sets as to make them useless."
SCurtiss also dropped oranges o-ei
a fortification marked out on th.
b'ach. making practically every sho!
a "hit." aht.hou~th the trajectory was
sometitme.s ::b degrees bteca-ise of th<
wind and his speed. Wednesda.'
night ended the meet. The purses
of~ ..i0i0 ecSh were presented :t
. Brook inN for breaking the altitud.
. record and to Curtiss for establish
in - 5 mile America:' re'ord over
wer'e ma.le duringt the ten days o
('auiedi by i-aw' lDelay.
A roused4 by the. :ac:t tha: t an p
:al to) th- supreme" court had been
rtaken. followin;g his co4nd.'mnatiton
Ito dleath at Rayvil.'. La.. Friday o0
he *hrge of havirng murderei
Town .\arshall C. C. Ch'nauit. a
mob bat:-re'd down the doors of the'
p:ri:.b jaui! at Rayvie Sunday. andI
rgginc J. I). Freemnt. a whit
ma.1 from his cell hanged him otn
tesamte sp.ot where he ha.! slt:n
:.'e marshall. "This is the outcome.
ofthe ap~pea l.' wa the not" fe-nn
-:nned- to the dead man's clothitng.
Frenman. who was- a blacksmit.h.
Ish.'i and k::'ed ('ho'nan!t three we'ks
no. 'when the utcr attempted t-o
rn~s; n:--: for -: rt' --4
IKilled by Lizhtnin:.
Geo. G. W\ilso:r. a prominent youna
anof .\avodan. .\. C.. was struck
-: bh:ning ron F'roiayv a'r-.nn
andli mrstantiv ki'lod Mr. Wi'snn -^a
a:nrfmr near bhe ebtonov noue r
th stor-' of his :-rother. 'where he
wore:!. .\ :,olt froni a passit's th;;n
ler storm st ruck this tine. and in
1 IES ALL CHARGES
THE AIKEN CAMPAIGN MEETING (
A L.IVELY ONE.
Lyon Cited the Rtecord% to Prove 3
Evans' Stories False.--Other Can
didates Warmed Up.
A sensation was sprnng at the
campa!gn meetIrg at Aiken on Sat
urday when Chairman Henderson.
fo:lowing the speech of Mr. B. B. Ev
ans. arose and declared that Attor
ney General Lyon did not employ
him to appear before the United
States Supreme Court. the South
Carolina Congressman employing an
.ttorney. Mr. Henderson said that
Mr. Lyon's argument before this
high court was good and that he
was an able lawyer.
Mr. Evans then arose and At
temnpted to speak. ie was cheered
"Let him speak." requested Mr.
Lyon. htzt Mr. Evans sat down.
f there is any person in this
audience.' said Mr. Lyon. "who is
so simple or foolish as to believe a
single thing Barney tells you, be
will go and laugh at you.''
Mr. Lyon received an ovation. as
he told the large audience that Mr.
Evans does not believe his fairy tales
himself. With Wie brief time ra'Zow
ed to him. .Ir. Evans took up one by
one the charges made by Mr. Evans.
He proved by the State treasurer.
the clerk of Richland county court,
the Conptroller General. the chair
man of the dispensary winding-up
commission and others the falsity of
"And yet." declared Mr. Lyon,
"Bar.ey has the gall to stand up and
tell you that Lyon misused your
money. T-he merger case is on the
Richland county, docket. set for
triai tnis fat!.
Mr. Lyon said he employed a de
tective to root out a crowd of graft
ers. "And I came near getting Bar
ney's Cousin Hub Evans. Would
Barney prosecute his Cousin Hub?
I dor.'t think so." Here Mr. Lyon
took up his opponent's record and
declared that his most important
case in the Supreme Court was con
'erning a "pointer pup." "And he
:ost that." He has had nine case
in all. and has lost seven. losing
several of these because he did not
know how to draw his pleadings.
Mr. Lyon declared hmid great ap
plause that outside his own word
mr. Evans couldn't prove a single
char-:e that he has made.
Mr. Evans made practically the
same charges of incompetentcy an
extravagance that he has made hcre
tofore. A few persons in the and
ience ahouted encouragement as he
'Gre it to him. Evans:" they
cried. When Mr. Evans concluded
-t part of the crowd cheered and &
-\r. Lyn-n had a bundle of a~i
iavits. which he referred to briefly
proving by them that every state
-ment made by his opponent was
Another mild sensation was sprung
when Capt. WV. W. Stoore. candidate
for adjutant general. rep'ied to al
leged insinuations made by his op
'donent. Capt. Richardson. He dres
fthe record of the adjutant genera!
to show that Rielardson's men hat.
been guilty cf insubordination. Capt
Richardtson had taken him to task
in regard to his stay at the Cidadel
"a:lering that his op)ponent had lef'
the irmpression that he was a grad
Iuate. This was Richardson's home
town and he received much applause
LN NO HURRY
-Pre-ident Taft Defers Consideration
of Supreme Court Vacancies.
At Revery. Mass.. President Taft
announced that he would not gire
serious consideration to filling va
cancies in the United States Su
premne Court until the fall. As tc
calling an extra session of the Sen
ate, in October. to confirm appoint
ees to the Supreme Court and thui
facilita:e the rehearing of the Stand
ard Oi! and Tobacco corporation ta>
cases, the President has not defi
nite-ly madeA ui. his mnind.
Mfr. Taft will nct efficially an
nonnece the new chief justice of the
tribunal untiL he is ready to send ii
Ihis nomination to the Senate. ir
case Gov'ernor Hughes is elected tr
the chie'f justiceship. as now seems
likely, it will be .nectesarily in a
The Presi 4ent 'has offered to Pres
ident Hadley. of Yale. the chair
manship' ef the commission autho
riz.ed by Co-ngress to investigate the
Isubject of railroad stock and bondi
and to recommend a plan for bring
ing the issue of the securities under
the supervision of the Inter-State
commlerce conrmission. If Presa
dont Hadl-yv acc'ept. the Presiden:
will consult with himt regarding the
ither members of the commission.
WENT OVER VERGE.
Auteoobile Plunjed from Bridge in
,\s a result of an auto plunagin;.
from a bridge into Sani Pedro creek
5 fe'.t below. at San .\ntonio. Tex.
\\'edne'sday, one person is dead anc
fuur iured. two probably fata'ly
The machine t',rned1 turtle as it fel
into ?he water. The deadi are: MIse
Ibot .\iiler. buried uinder the wreck.
:,ody had to be chopped out witL
an axe. Probably fata~ly injured.
I~orcthy M\iller and Etrie Lebert
F'red Burns and Jim Johnson. thE
la:ter the chauffeur, were slighti)
.shortage in Fundi4.
.\ shortage of at least S':3.'000
hbas bee-n diisenrere e' in the a-eounts
of 1.5 Citizen's Rau'k of Swainsboro.
':a . as a r."u:: of which Hugh D
Strick land. cashier, and L,. W. Pon
decr. former bookkeeper. are under 1
bond of $lee.000e each and bank ex-'
aminers from Atlanta are working
:-n the books of the institu:tion.
Tw :r-aneunn' er" instar-.iv kli
'A -.n we-st *e'und fast freight N'
TO en ''h' 3.naard .Air Lire c'ra'hedl
iro i lands:de two miles east cf I
Thomas Ga . Mrondaty. The engin' r
ourned omp;letely' over anad nine j
T1E COTTON CROP
ONDTON AS REPORTED LC
luch Rain and Grass Cams Plant
to Be Small, Though Strong, an4
Several Weeks Late.
The Journal of Commerce. of New
cork. one of the most reliable na
horities in the country, has just Is
.ued the following report on cotton
:rop conlition.i in South Cg- lini
Chiefly because of excessive rains
otton will show some deterioration
iince our last report when condi'on
was #7.3. Considerable gras has
leveloped and the fields need work.
5tands are irregular, some localities
reporting good, others poor. The
old spring has icade the seas-a fui
y two or three weeks late an; Mhe
plant is very smals. though trally
itrong with a coutinuance of rece't
ravorable weather a much better oat
look is expectel.
Abbeville county-Twenty days
late: wet for last 20 days and gras
ly: plant smaL! and weak ani ge
erally poor stand.
Aiken county-cr'reme -stehCss is
planting. drought, followed by rainy
spell. naking crops very grass.
Anderson county-plant is small
ind owing to recent rains :here is
some gra-~s: plat ltealthy wit: good
Barnwell county-crop small, can
not make full crop with best of sea
sons from now on; crop graacy an'
poor stand. .
Beaufort county.-Cotton 1.>oking
well considering r, cent hear. rains:
plant rather small, but looking
strong; ten days late.
Cherokee county-stands general
ly good: fields getting grassy on ac
count of too much rain: crop 15
vays late: with two weeks of good
weather and in sa'bine it wil' be &3
Chester county-the plant is small
and stands fair to good; lacks cul
tivation: fields becoming foul with
;rass on account of two much rain;
'lave not worked crops more than
?ve days In two weeks: 50 days late;
temperature now normal.
Chesterfneld county-25 to 35 days
Darlington county-plant small
.aut strong; excellent stands: fields
'n good shape: seasoeable rains, not
xcessible; weather very favorable
Fairfield county-plant unusually
'mall: stand fairly good; cultivation
)ackward owing to excessive rain;
:rop full three weeks late.
Florence county-cotton is about
.hree weeks late, small, poor stands
tnd on account of rain for past two
ve.eks is in bad condition; grassy
ind ground too wet to work.
Greenville county-Plant small
tnd weak: good stand: too much
-amn: crop about twenty days late.
Glreenwood county-poor stands;
two weeks late: too much rain.
Horry county-late cold spring
weather and want of sufmcient mois
ture have caused cotton to be back
ward in growth, but stands are fair
Kershaw county-two weeks late;
too much rain: lots of grass, plant
Lancaster county-.cotton crop is
very small for the time of year;
grassy and bad stands.
Laurens county-plant small, and
treat deal of rain: everything needs
mork: if we could get some dry
s'eather to work out the crop-things
.vould be all right.
Newberry county-continued rain.
Nail. etc.. have damaged cotton bad
v: plant small and grassy; prospects
>oor indeed: stands poor: hail ruin
-d severa! hundred acres of cotton.
Orangeburg county-I 5 days con
tinned rains: little work has been
-lone: fields very grassy: cotton
<mall: three weeks late: oats badly
lamaged: continues to rain.
Pickens county-too much rain
he past month and crop badly in
:rass: needs warm sunshine to dry
r out: some very poor stands tn
Ric.hland county-plant is small
and prohably two weeks late, but It
s health'y and fairly wel worked
'ut: wood rains last week and nice
.unshine this week.
Spartanhurg county-Too much
.ain; pi.ant small and weak about
Swo-th irds stand: poor caritivation
tnd the crop is late: hail has ruined
m lot of it.
Union county-too much rain:
:etting badly in grass: very 'lttle
ilowing past two weeks.
Williamsburg county-Flrst the
!routh. then cold winds and at pres
-nt time excessive rains have retard
-d growth of plant: fields grassy.
York county-Cotton at lea't 25
lays late and very grassy- still rain
na: unless we have clear weather
or two weeks some crops will not
,e worked o::t: corn very good.
HROKEN NECK RIG(HTED).
urgeon., Save Coal Miner's Life By
By- a bloodless surgical nerstion
Jack ilowers. a coa: miner of Nelson
vi!le. 0.. was cured of a broken neck.
Four weeks ago he fell and fractured
and dislocated the vertet ite of niS
neck and was unable to move his
head though he could walk and talk.
He was unabe to sleep because he
ould not rest comfortably an' wns
i imminent peril of paralysis and
:eath. An X-ray exazrination re
.ealed to the doctors that his neck
-ould be restored to his norensi con
ition by hand manipulations. The
seration was made and an hour Ia
er the man was talking and laugh
g. with full power of sensation
and muscular movement. *
Dlroga into Rtiver.
al' lammndsport. N. Y.. lan-!ed with
iis Fturgess hiplane in the Plum Is
and river, near Newburypart. Mass..
aturday. He managed to disentan
:e himseN and get ashore, severely
aken up and bruised, but not ser
ausly hurt. Thle machire was bad
Nirween per-ons were killed and
irtyone others injured by the de
ailment of a train near the station