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VOL. XXV MANNNNG. S. C. WEDNESDAY AIUG.UST31, 90N.
lore Than Two Hundred Perseas Be
lieved to Have Perished
FGHTING THE FLAMES
The Nanw% of Many or Tliemai Will
Never He Known.-Most all of
Them Were Fire Fighters and On
ly One Woman I% Known to Have
It is believed that more tia 200
persons. nearly all tire tighters. p-r
1shed in the Idaho (orest tires.
Superintendent Weigel of the
Couer d'Alene National fores: after
orceiving many reports of disaster
to various parties of his 61 employ
es. posted a bulletin in his ottice
at Wallace. announcing the death )f
114 of the men. and also stated his
grave concern for the safety of Ran
ger Joseph H. Halm and 74 men who
were surrounded by fire Saturday
night in the forest on t.he Big Fork
of the Couer d'Alene river. near
where another party lost 13 men.
-Halm was for four years the best
athlete at the Washington State col
lege at Pullman. a renowned foot
ball and baseball player.
The charred bdies of twenty fire
fighters were found at Seltzer creek
In the St. Joe country.
Two hundred Japanese dragcea
themselves to Avery. Idaho. and told
of the death of their companions.
The twelve men. the employes of
the Chicago. Milwaukee and Puget
Sound railroad, had gone out to flghz
Are and had been surrounded by
flames. only two escaping death.
The rangers missing in the Thom
son Fall country of Montana were
not heard from Wednesday.
The number of deaths in the State
oi Washington was reduced to three.
All of these are in the Pond d'Orelie
valley near Newport. One of the vic
tims. Mrs. Ernest Reiuhardt. wife of
a rancher, was the only woman who
is known to have been burned to
Nearly all of the dead were Are
fghters. The wholesale loss of life
occurred Saturady afternoon and
night when great numbers of men
were striving to check the flames.
The names of many of the dead
will never be known.
W.hen the groups of fire fi:hters
were overwheimed the camps were
also destroyed. The clothes were
burned off the bodies of the men
and the bodies of the dead were
often so charred that searchers step
ped on them. thinking they were
pieces of burned logs. The tire ob
literated the trails and the burned
country is difficult to go through be
cause of fallen trees.
With the Towns out of danger and
the settlers fled to places of safety.
the rangers were able to devote
themselves entirely Thursday to the
saving of the trees. Various5 fres
were isolated and will die out for
Slack of fuel.
In Montana rain and snow tell.
checking the flames. In Spokcane the
san shone clear and even in Wallace
the smoke cloud was lifted.
No one ventures to estimate the
financial loss as the exte::t of thie
burned area is not fully known.
"X-SEI) OF W1REV'KlNG TRIlNS.
White Fireman .%rrested in Alabamaa.
At Birmin::haam. Alat.. W. H. Na
bors. a white fireman. iiving att I~eca
tur. Ala.. was arrested Wednes'da.,
afternoon. charged with being irm
plicated in causing three of the re
cent wrecks on that division of t:ie
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
He was taken fri his cab as the
enigine came in from the south. He
denies the charges. Morris lirown. a
negro. is sa'id to have confessed thai
he caused the wreck of the fast mat:
train below .\ontgomery a few weeks
ago. Several people were killed in
WV>MEN SAVEI SHERIFF.
Wife and Isaughter Rescue Him from
Sheriff Th'omas R. Shipp. of Deca-I
tur. Ala.. was saved from a murder
ous attack of six negro prisoners in
the county jail Thursday ty his wife
nnd daughter. The n'-groes attempt
ed to lock the sheriff in a cell and he
was in a fight with themi. hand-to
hand. with his life in danger. whewn
the two women ran in with ash
gun and a reaolver. They for'-ed ihr
ne;:roes to surrev'der.
BAiNIFTS HOI.l) 'P ('.ll$
Coinductor Puts to Flight Highnay
- men With [Brake Iron.
Two masked high waymten held 'ap
two interburb-an cars at Wilkesbarrc .
Pa.. Tuesday night, tiring their re
volvers andi terrorizing the wonie-n
passengers and relieved te employes
and a Ione' mala passenger of on.
of their w-eches and s19 i:: eash
A conductor of anothe-r car contain
ing wonmen attac-ked the bandits wi'n
his brape iron and~ put themi to t1ig-it.
The men have nyt teen captured.
5jix (-harted With Mlurkr.
and Rart creekmar. \^bss lii'.he.1
and Frar'k .\irph' . ai! 'ron. r..nv
citizens of Lyon er -- were brought
to Hopkins' ille. Ky. rirday night
for safe keeping They are charged]
with the .nurder of Axien Coo;'er. ?E
SERVES THEM RIGHT
lVEMOIMI.ITS WHO VOTEDI WITH
lny the lenmocrats of Gkorgia, Who
Eleet Hoke Smith Governor (K er
Little Joe Brown.
.-Cann -nm'' plaiyed an important
par: in Georgia politics during tue
past several months and at the IDe.n
ocratic primaries Tuesday brought
the defeat of Leonidas F. Livingston
and William M, Hloward. in point of
service the oldes-t membhers of !he
Georria delegation in the na:ionai
In the fifth cistrict William Sch
ley Howard. a young atttrnew. wen
i decisive victory over Livingston.
In the eighth district the returns
show a convention majority of four
votes for S. J. Tribble and Wedne.
day Congressman Howard tiled no
tice of contes; of the election. He
charges irregularities at two pre
cincts in Elbert county. which gave
Trioble a majority of four votes.
The other nine members of !he
Georgia delegation in congress are
assured of renomination. The fight
against Livingston and Howard was.
in each case based upon their al
leged desertion of the Democrat.ic
party when it was sought last Dec
emher to change the so-called Can
non rules of the .house.
Former Gov. Hoke Smith won the
:omination for governor over the
incumbent. Joseph 'M. Brown. The
popular majority of Smith in the
State was approximately 4.000. Two
-ears ago Brown. whom Gov. Smith
bad- removed as chairman of the
tate railroad commission, defeated
Smith for re-election by a popular
majority of more than 10.000.
Among the few contests for other
tate offices. J. A. Perry won over
D. H. Stephbens for railroad commis
ioner: M. L. Brittain defeated B.
.. Settler for State school commis
ioner: T. S. Felder won over the
incumbent, H. A. Hall, for attorney
NEW FORM OF MONEY ORDER.
It Will Be Provided With a Detach
Announcement has been made at
,he Postoffice to the effect that the
epartment would Issue a new form
f domestic money order in the near
!uture. A principle feature of this
ew form will be r detachable cou
on to take the place of z.he advice
n the present slips, and which will
e presented with the money order
y payee or endorsee at the paying
It is stated that the names of the
emitter and payee wil! not appear
:n the body of the order. but the
%ending of the coupon with the order
ill serve to acquaint or remind G-e
ayee of r.be name of the person en.
itled to credit for the remittance.
he order and coupon together are
~omewhat longer thar. the order
ow in use. but may be handled co
~eniently with cov.mercial paper by
~anks and business houses. The
vidth ist the same as that of the
Beginning wi:.h the earliest date
n which the Government printer at
Cashingtor. will be ready to pirint
nd ship such forms. domestic mone:
~rders of the new style will be fur
ushed to all postmasters in the l'nit
d States. It is stated that the suip
ly of old form domestic money or
lers now in st-ek at the various post
-lces in the country will be used up
'efore the rew ones will be asked
'or. It is expected that the n-t
lips will make their appearance zn
his cit y on or a bout Ikcemniber 1 3.
P1I.ZE~R WrOMAN SHOT.
Infatuated Manm .ttempt.% Murder.
At Knoxville. Tenn.. pedestrians
n South Broadway late Thursday .
vning saw Henry Gardner. aged
. approach a woman, fire t wo shots
Sher then turn the weapon n;pon
umself and commit suicide. Gard
er is the son of a farmner livingI
:hree miles from the city.
The woman he tried to kill was
irs. Ellen Hall, who went to Kno.
..lle lees than a week ano from PeI
er. S. C.. and previous to that re
ided at Spartanb~urg. S. C The
.oan wa5 shor through one hanrd
nd the lobe of one ear, and thoughl
eoved to a hospital is only slight ly
Gardner fired two shots into -his:
lft breas' a: d died almnst inst ant
y. lie lett a note stating that n
ad rather die than live without the
onan. adding that she had gone
.ak on him. Gardner's friends sup
soe he met :he woman in South
arolina. where he had be-en work
n. and :)iat he had be-omew infat
riated witi' her.
Preacher Stole Watchee.
.ccording to his own statemtuent
h. Rev. August Heuberich. former
ly paustor of a German Lujthera'n
ehu:reh in Middiehurg. Ohio. stole 17
watches and $1j in currency from
t':dnts of Eden College. St. Louis1
o;rv. Mo.. in order to raise mroney
:o ..:t.'nd a conference of th~e Ger
ia E-vangtelical Synod.
-Town Wiped Out.
The town of W.-ndlin. Oregon. was
'ntir.ly destroyed by a forest fire
arly Thursday evening. Th.-e bg
tkohKel:y lumber Mills and corn
ider..hle railr-,ad pre.7perty were 'ic
ryri le P s feared.. sevrsm In'es
imed ini Ma%h lat'.
Peter H1eil. a brewery employc.
wie preparing to mix a mash F'ri
LOSS OF LIFE
bi the Forest Fires of Idaho and Mon
tana is Appalling
MANY HUNDREDS DEAD
Fire', ,wept Thro u;-h Foresat W-fit h
-such spoet-4 Tlt -None Coul Es
cap.-More Than Two Hundred
l'ers'on l'erish in lLdahio Alone.
P~rolaerty IA&n-*-- 0.00
It ?he stories of men who returned
last Friday from the S:. Joe country
are :o Oe believed. the loss of life
along lig Creek. a tributary of the I
St. Joe river. was appalling and the
lead in Idaho aione will :iumber i
more than 20'o. even if R;ng.r Haln i
a:.d his S4 men turn up. of which the 4
forest otlicer in Wallace is not hope
All estimates of the financial loss
w.s place it at over $2.000.000. most- I
y in timber. Supervisor Weizle ha.
:iven hop.' for the safety of Ranger
HlaIm and xi on the headwaters of
.he St. Joe river. Ranger F. A.
erns, at the head of a still larger
party on the St. Joe. is safe. t
The loss of life occurred mostly I
ast F.aturday and Sunday week. when r
a gate fanned smouldering embers I
nto great fires and drove flames s
trough the mountain with the speed a
f an express train. giving fire tight- t
rs no chance to flee for their lives. r
%'one of the town in Idaho and Mon- 0
ana is now in danger and the crit- e
cal period is passed.
Wit.h SS emlployes of the forest
,ervice known dead and grave fears s
elt for a number of others who are e
issing. headquarters of the Couer a
'Alene forest service at Wailace. s
daho. is anxiously awaiting news P
rom the relief expedition sent to 1
escue Ranger Joseph B. Halm and
,4 men who have not since been t
eard from when they were on the
eadwaters of the St. Joe.
With the opening of tEhe Chicago.
lwaukee and Pudget Sound into
he St. Joe valley. discouraging news
a beginnin:; to come out. It appears c
hat eow men were at work on ilig
reek !ast Sunday when th. wind
low flames through the cas on. Ap
arently truthful accounts of the loss
if 47 of the men were rec'eived Fri- r
lay. These deaths should not be h
'onfused with the losses reported U
Near Avery 47 hadies have been
ound and 1;1 Japanese. four negre j
oldiers and an unknown :;um'er of|,
ettlers are mizsing. 0
Simtv-fve men. natives of the Med
erranean country. arrivedl in Spok
ne from Bi: Creek and said 1.. Aus
rians and two American choppers ',
'ere burned to death last Saturday j,
teek. From the 5tory of the sur-|
-ivors it appears that these v'ic'ltms ..
ver.- working at a point farther up.
he creek than the .10 Italians al
eady rep~orted dead.
T[he .\ustrians were untder'takinc r,
a back tire but their work was so :t
nsuccessful that they were' killeti
y the' fire they t. emselves had just
ighted which ran back on themt and a
lrose themt against a wall oif !la?mes
Ldvan(eit.:: from the opposite diree
The townts alon;- thIe. line of te -.
'olutmbia and lunet Soundl. a short
oal road, are int greater da::;:er t han
htose' alontg t he .\ ilwau:ke.' line. The '
-lumbhi:.'s a;:enut at Tailor repiortedl I:
"riday that the tire was withtitn 7"'
yards of the town, lie added:
'Two houses c.:: the outskirts wer, ,
urned last night. Wind .:owint :
tard. When fir.-s ;:e into he.,vy'
imi.er atvt here' tothing enn. sae
he town. Worst 's ye-t :o come.'
The Columalia &: Pu;tet Sound --n. :
passenger tr-iin to Tailor Friday
ti:ht ard is holdintg i: ther'. read.s .
0 bring out the peop.le. Ta. 'r is a
own of t;499 population.
Warden Simtons rer,'ivedi the fo!- i
owing reb-'gram. front Ran.:er Stone:
it 'loncon. Ott t.he line' of the .\il
The' tir.- hore is tr"'m one to three
nuiles wid''. Need ai1: :h.- he*lp .*uan
et. C'an nt .t k eep fire t':.ek. Loss
to p.rsonai property grea.t and possi
l somett i es lo0
Wardent Simons ha.s role-t: phed to
the navy and war de'p.,rtmtents ask
ng that thbe forts and warship.s on
uet sountd ir.' all the-ir 'e gunst r
t. o'cloc~k Sat urdiay tiuotrg in
.he' hope. t he d--ton~ai n wii start :
geeral ra.irtal: ove'r wesdernm Wash.
The. I-,. of ( otton 'seed l~ialaces,
the I se' f Olite' Oil.
A.\merican ct.ot tons.eed oil. de's;i --
the htigh d uties a.:ainst it. issteadily
making headway in : i.- ma rke; s of
'he worldl. Through th' efforts --t
the bureau of mantufac' tur'ers of th.'
deanrtmten t of comme'~re.- a nd lab or.
soe packers o'f suirdini's in France
and Norway' hn e ptromi .ed to bes::
expenrets in uack in.; tish in the
m.'ri ;roduti mto tad of olive
oil. Italy .s :ab'.- to undel.rse:! Spain
in th.' .jive market. a repo.rt to
the dep': atment ayr. lbu t Sp:an pro~
:i!b e imtportittion o: ."'tton seed
as -.n - "ild-'. whti;e Italy' promotes i:.
in Ilal'. :as we.ll as it' Turk"'. c'onses
nearls all the n'ati oil 'o . to
e'dde lfurned to lr'dth.
when the hou-e 'a: .John Flee.'. a far
ame. w as d"troyed The children
TRAGEDY WAS REAL
1ll1 Il'.1.1MA (lVS I sE TO
.31U-1;1,11-1 lA ; E
ltival in I.uve I'Laced a Shell in ti
Shotaun tUS Ie t,.eul to *Kill AI
.iaco:. Wirkier is (14i in Mu-k.
:ee. Okla.. an.1 L,. 1). B, oker is i
ai!. charzed with placing a shel;
he zun that was uiied b-y Evere
)lden in a play in the Stone Bhlu
;choolhouseP. Olden leclar--s th
:un he used wa, not la aded a f.
weords before lie took it to the stat
or he examined it in the dressin
Liter Booker handed him Tte w a
)on and the fact that it was loade
came evident only when hi. .
ng partner fell dead with a load c
hot in his breast. Booker advis!
)den to surrender to the !r:i
ut instead of Okdet.. Book -r w-i
laced in jail. for it .tcame e
hat he was a rival to Wi- ki~ ii
he suit for a young woman's han
nd that the two young men ha.
T-he audience was intent u:pI. .h
ene. wherein. at the cli-k of t*t
rigger on the shotgun. Winkler wa
> fall to the floor. When the cli
ax of the scene was reached Oldez
aised the weapon level with Wink
r's breast. Olden fell bsck In thi
ame affright as the audience wher
n explosion reverberated *.hrouqb
he little hall and Winkler wat sen.t
eling half across the stage wth :
arge of buch." .z .a his t>4d. . T-i
ntertainment ended abruptly
Winkler's father has been aetiv;
i obtaining evidence to prove hi
mn was the victim of a plot. l'-'
r took Olden to jail at Wagener
drising him to sarrinder - i.,
eriff. Olden. however. -s rto
laced in jail and Winkler's rel.t iveq
tade no complaint against hi-n. Tt<
roner's .ury arrived at a ve-ich
iat Winkler's death was due to *"'I
cidntal discharge of a shotgu-i r
ie hands of Olden."
THAT SIX PER CENT. TARE.
arleston Exchar-ge Oppo..es the
New Cotton Law.
We learn from The News and Co-:
er that the nenibers of th.- Char.
ston Cotton Exch.anne are ainioo.l
nanimously opoposed :o the carryin;
:t of the law pa.sedi at thle lan:
,ssion cf the Le;zislature. where:..y
1I cotton sold in this State may !i
vered with ,agging to the extent
r per cent. taro. T>.e opposithr
this law took definite sa;iw at a
eeting of the boird of directors o1
e Cotton Exchangr- il: a ;erie fi
*so-utions. The le-gislati n in int
*solutionls is denounced as~ 'unwis4
d injurious tc the cotton interes:.
his port.' and the "excesi'e bag
ing contrary to all the rub-s a:.A
gulat ions of all --ott: n excht...ge
th domtest ic and forteignl. Thte
solutions piassed by the botnard ce:
trectors of te Cotton E'xchante fol
Whereas. the legstuitre of t1n
tate has enacted a State law tha: at
ton s bi ini th is Sta.*te ray t)
vered with ha~t.::g to the exten
lper cenlt tar'' thus mak- :
ei-ponid hale ettletd to thir:'
'unda of bagging; antd
contrary to all the rules and regu:
t ions of all cotto eu11changes. .ori
reign and den;ic. and s:tebt *'
ssi'e tare will be ebharged to thec
iyer of the elton. ma ki: t the o:.
tess a s~ever loss in its incepti:on
Whereai.. in our op~nion. -uch
w is only attempting toe sell ha
cotflton at an a' erage pirice of1:
a15 cents: he it
Resolved, that this Exc'hange con
emn sutch lenislaionr as unwise an'
rxjuriouts to the cotton business u
A IIVENT OFl lIUSSIA N FISH.
.4u iianla Fishertnen H ave Chane
to Put ('aviar on Market.
Nubel~rs of the so-called "Rut.
ian sturgeon. the fish that ha'
e.en the iource of mtillicns of doliar
evene to Russian fis~hermnen (in a'
ount of thte roe, which provide th'
'erl's markets with caviar. are no'
rn the .\exican Gutlf, acecording
e ~p-..rts received by the' game ant'
ish commnissi'on of Louisianta. Tht
iiration of these fish into w.at.'
uthe'rto uninhabited iy themr ..e- mg
nepla.inable. but this motevem-n''t
tow is pu:tting I hundreds of dlolla:
to the pockets of lnuisiana fi.ne.c
No t race haes been tee't::d of thI
kidnaper and muirde'rer of J%'e
'abish. four-year-old sonf of F'ran
.~ ian. ain Ital ian. at Kingtont.
The boy's body waes found Thuc
lay in an oiithouse at th~e rear of h
bote. cuti and strangl.-d. ie ha.
'en dead iut a .iort tm. . t h. u;:
uiion i: cO last Frid.ey
Meet Atter Long Years.
former govern ar ot Neiraska. ati
s roth.-r. WValtor .lanmes. ated 7
-a resident of Lo- A\ngeb-'s. t-aj.. mi
in sea- le-. Wash.. last we"'k. but h;
to :e introduced ti each other hi
ber"i cle-rk They pa;rt-d 7.1 :.ei
Fat al ~n ap :st ng.
.'.rs. Frank rDnmm'oc-k. aged;&
Natural Bridge. N Y . n biin pickki
errt-s in a field near her hon:
.1 rtsyE WH) ESAt'l'E TELL. PoF
FL..IIIIS FIFltCEV BLAiST.
e sme of the Awful Tragedies En.act
iol in the Fire Zone Rtecited b;
' Tele::raphic eomm:ication wita
n -he :. J,-- Valley of Idaho hti, been
u re:,torted1. I.ut itI is not yet i -ass o e
to verify tr. re;orts -.3tW..P It s
'f ot life aion, tire flgh-e s. adit-onal
e to the rep':--: . v the mern
:ent. oficials. The estimate of 20))
dead in the three State.% is adhered
to by those most familiar w h t*
Trntiet-,:3iao --ing taid Vy.
arrivals from the fire zone in Ida
f h,>. George Ryan of Toronto. C3n..
! one of the- ::o men imprisoned in Wr, -
-Eagle mine Saturday night, where
six pe.rished. said Friday:
*Ther.- were 7. of -t% ttuder Ran
i fer Pulaski. We first took refuge ;n
I the tu::nel of the J. . C.. mile. .-ut
I it was not safe and after we had
b-een there a short time. 30 ot a,
. went down the creek a quarter of 2
mile to the War Eagle. I don-t
a know what became of the test of
- the men.
We took horses into the *-tonel
- Pulaski told up to lie as close 0o
the floor of the tunnel as we could.
or close the wall. We tried to block
t up the entrace of the tunnel with
blankets. but the fire burned them
off is fast as we put them up.
-The flames licked up 15 feet from
the mouth like a blast. The smoke
-*Alout an hour and a half after
we had been in the tunnel. Pulaski
"Two men who qct seared rolled
arou. .1 mi the middle of the tunn-.
instead of keeping by the edge or on
the floor and they died across my
-Nearly all of us during the six
hours were lying in water that drop
ped frotn the roof and walls of the
"When the fire finally passed and
the tunnel cle;.red a little nearly
half of us were unconscious. The
eye% of the. others were gummed to
:ether from smoke and tears so that
we could hardly open them. Five
--\e found a sx:h man. burned
to a cri.p. but t:e don't kn~w what
.ie~m of ti. others. T.he two hot
sc:; wore nearly .uffocated and thel:
eves were fallrg out of their heads
We had to shont them.
t; e Iiberon. owner of a mine
on Placer .-r-ek. s utbeast of Wal
lace. w no r eached safety Friday. sai;
he number of (lead would never be
known. lie continued:
-Iar%..y iertrai. a deputy raan
--r. had natch difliculty in ho'ding all
:is nialf crauze-d mte.'. Relieving the.y
were bunst trappled. one or two 01
his ;eariy thre.atened to commit sul
ide. .\t titates, lartramn was able
-o controtl them onfly at the point of*
F.AT Al. STRtEFT I EL
Two Meat Soct Fachn Other and an
.\t (hai t: oota. Tenzi.. Ptoyd
Thomtnpson. :e promndet Joung Couirt
repiorter. wasI shot and fitally wonind
<-<l. ~and William Snyder. the other
principle in the duel. wili die as a re
suit of hi- injuries. The shooting
o'curred or. erowded Market street.
he miain iuisiness thoroughfare.
Charles Hlenaliry. a lawyer. of Daytoit.
at pedestrias.. received a slight wound
fronm a s: ray bulilet.
The troub-le is t.he result of an o'd
.rud::e. Ten days ago Thompson
rired three shots at Snyder -=ithin a
block of the scene of the traredy.
All1 the sh':ts went wild. The two
muen have he-en anticipating further
In Friday night's affray ten shots
were tired and a panic followed. Af
:.1r 5: yder nd emptie.. his pistol at
Thompitson. the latter staggered to a
art:g store. Snyder followed. re
iloading his pistol as he ran. Thomp
sont felfl to the sidewalk. Synder 1ev
ele~d his ;:un at the prostrate form.
but Iey-standers interfered and wrest
ed th. .pistol fromt Snyder.
.l :hr..e of the wounded were
hurr'i.d to a hospital. but there is
noi ho ,- for the recovery of either
-nyder or Thompson. T.he former
reeited :hree bullets and the lat
IVE CHhIltFROM DE.T.
\V1oman3 %tandia for Eiglht Hou-Sa in
(i-tern V'ntil Help Comnea.
Standing in five feet of water an
eic.:.-rn a: :er bomne near Sedan.
Kan.. .\lr. John: lurah. wife of a.
trmeor. tor eigtht hours held aloft
t.- two-ye-a r-old chitld until the ar
rival ofh'r .humsband Friday. The
child haid fallen into thA cistern and
- the mother immaediaately sprang al
te .i: . s.eized ,he haby in her arms.
at.1-d' itaove the surface of the
h water antd r'ailed for help. No one
w a, wimhzn he-arin- of thewoa'
c ls. anc she waited for the return
of -to r hand from his work in the
6.-d4-: Mier beng taken trom the
cstern. Mr. Burch collapsed and is
dang'ern:-t i!:. hut the child suffer
INilled by Fanatic.
-i nmin': *hat he -s :-anctioned andi
- mer,: o nmmitintg a crime. G
V \1e n.es'd of Ph~m-ot. Ark.. hnl
.., learteri" a awaitin: heatrin he~'
ona charg;- of! murder .:'t iltl
co::ernMarnard. it is claimes.
e.I *ub'-d -t:o neghbor. So! Townsendi
- w::h whb~r !e d:sa;reed. to death
g- --:'a dt> 2;o. ':n doe not. deny
WAR TO THE END
Tediy Dedares That He is in the Polit
ical Fig to a Finish
Will SHOW NO QUARTER
He Says He Realizet that He May I
Be Deefeated and that He Jecop
ardizes the Succe-e of the Repub
Ian Party in the State. but There
Can Be No Comproe.
Theodore Roosevelt s.-rved n->tic
Wednesday that he would wage war
without quart--r on the "old guard
of the Republican party in New Yiora
State. Having been drawn into :J
fight. as he says. against his wii.
be has determined to pursue it to
the end. win or lose.
Mr. Roosevelt's attitude was indi
cated more clearly than at any time
before by a statement which he .s
yued. The statement follows:
*They will have all the iight they y
--ant. I am only going to the con- a
rention because I feel that the pub
ie interests, the interests of the
people of New York demand that the I
Republican party be given a chance ti
to stand squarely and uncomprising- t
y for clean, decent, honest politics. c
"I go to that convention to make *
the speech as it had been planned
>riginally. and while '. hope there it
will be enough good sense to pre
ent any one opposinc the princi- tLI
ples for which I shall stand yet if '
they do oppose them. thea it is
their own afair and so far as I an
oncerned the issu! shal. be a...e
tely clean cut.'
The colonel said he was going into D
the fight with his eyes open. and with
,ull realization of the fact that he ti
night .be successful. He said he felt ri
hat, on account of the attitude of t
embers of the organization he was
it perfect liberty to carry on un
Some of Col. Roosevelt's closest iT
rends in the State have told him A
hey were doubtful as to the out- t
.ome. and he has replied that he d4
imself thinks that even though he
-bould be -uccessful in the State con
-ention a: Saratoaa And such a ilat
rm as he desired should b.e adopt ri
<. the result of the election w-u!(
%e in grave doubt. The colonel has
old his fri-rds t-hat he did not f--ej
ure that the Roosevelt-Hlughes fore
- would recetve unqualified supp.,|
rom the organization at the polls.
Co!. Roosevelt's indersement o I
;tate Senator Frederick Davonport
?as the first step in ;he fight whici:
te expects to carry on from now un
i1 election time. He decided to-lay I
o go to :he State fair in Syracum
eptemeer 17 to speak and at tha:
mie may tatlk politics. He probabu:
ill make a numbter of 4'ther speer'
s. both before and after the Starz.
Vice President Sherma'n. who i
~ne of the entral fig:ures in th.
truggle. and whom Col. itoosevei
posed by his endorse-ment of S.-n
for Davenport said emnphaticali
e would not talk about the situ:'
on. Senator Davenport c111led o
:1. Roosevelt We'dnesday to tali.
vr the present situation in his dis
:ric. Col. Rotsevelt was not will
n: to say what conclusion th-.;.A
What ltarnes~ Say..
Wmn. Barnes. Jr.. Republican lead
r of Albany. an~d of the 'old guard .
ho selected Vice President Sher
an for temporary chairman of the
state Convention over the head 01
heodore Roosevelt. was in New
ork Wednesday and gave out a
tatement WVednes'day. part of which
"When .\r. Griscom interjecet
ir. Roosevet's name as a catndid. i
(or the temporary chairtuanship.
without the members n'! the Sta'
ommittee kcrowving where .\r. Roo:
veit stood on the issues. nOW b)etOz
the people. in New York state. and
after the Vice President had b~eena
laced in nomination befoze tit.it
:ommittee. the-rehy forcing the is
sue. which it was not the intentirn
f the committee to create. he sim
ply threw a firebirand in t.he Rtepiub
lican situationt. entirely unwazrrant
ed and for what purpose it is not
for me to say."
"It is therefore higly~ sensible.
e contin'ued. "on the part of .\r
Roosevelt, if- he ho3.--' to control
the policies of the Republicamn part: I
in that state that he shouild go to
the Convention as a dlelegate' an.:
there :hrash out what he: thuink
ought to be the policy of the part:
wth those who have different opi.:-.
ions from him. It is assuimed. of
course, that he will alide by th
decision of that Convention. as wi.I
those who oppose himr :here. i: .he i
Shoot.,. His Mother.
.r:-. Robert Thompson. aged 32.
of Pittsfield. Pa.. Wednesday was
shot and killed instantly by her 1 -
year-old son. Dewe:.. The boy had t
been presented with a rifl.' and was
showinr his mother how he woula
kill a burglar.
Freezing in Wyoming.
A Ni!'r cold wird :and temtpera
ure below freezing drove rheuane
from the grouner. at t.-- Finnt e
Day sports at Cheyenne. EA 7.. '.n
Thursday. and caus~e-i po- ponmetn:
of part of the 1rr'nm.
Fell to His Decath.
Rev. Dr. William Vat! E i:an D'a
vis. prominent Congrega'onal mmn
iste: of Pittsfield. P.*. and tat-her
of Will.n Stearns Dar:s. author.
WIIAT CENSUS SHOWS
tAC% SUICIDE IN THE COUNTRY
AN .CTUAL FACT.
rhe Increa.e in Population Is. Sole
ly Due to Immigration.-Occrease
in Itural District..
Race suicide is the dominant --x
iibit in the new census. It is true
hat the country's population has in
reased. from 76.000.000 to approx
mately 90,.00110.001. but the incr*.e
as been almost solely due to immi
ration. In former decad-s the aver
ge increase in intern.il population
.as :I per cent. It has now fallen
ff to six per cent. and in :another 10
ears will probably sh.w a decrease.
hiA is the reason census officials .,e
i the contrast cause for alarm sim
ar to that which confronts Fran<.e.
Such growth as the country has
njoyed in the last ten years has
ezen largely due from immigration.
ccording to these returns. The vit
I statistics of immigrants do n-)t.
, course. enter into the general 11nd
igs in this re-.pect. They be- 'n
n important way upon them. boo'
ver. considering that immigrants
tay be classed as natives after ten
ars: and the general tendency a
pply to them beyond that period as
ell as to those of older residence
There was a gross populition in
900 of 76.000.000. The present es
mated total Is 90.000.000. Out of
te 14.000.000 increase 9,000.000
ime from immigration. This make;
,000.000 as the natural increase
-om those who were in the cvrtr.ry;
Another remarkable sho-ing of
ie present census is the growtn of
ties at the expense of rural dis
icts. Many of the small citi-s. show
creases above 50 per cent. F-..r -,c
n1ple. A lnta. Ga.. shows 72: East
. Louis. 97; Akron. 0.. 6:. and
About 41) per cent. of the popula
on is city dwelling. Rer-arns f:om
tral districts are not yet redv for
,bulation. but so far as trev have
nen examined they show. save in
ro states where local cona'.:ions ac
unt for an increase, a positive fal!
g off from the population % 19ui*
verages calculated from rural .ls
icts taken at random figure oirt
-crease of about II per cent
INDIANS RICH PEOP l.
try Have Twenty Thousand Dollar..
At Pawh;aska. Okla.. on Thursday
tiniony was given before the Con
e-ssional c.mmittee investiga.ting
dian affairs that each of the ':.040 )
age Indians is worth $2is.068. T
hich. upon a per cpita basis con
itut., the richest penple in the
As their prclperty is held in re
rict ion by the government t he In- l
ans have used a great many law-- I
rs. it was stated. One attorne.1
stifled he represented 23 cla imant.
ho demnanded that the government l
are them on the Osage rolls, thus
ving themi the right to twenty
ousand dollars' worth of property.
be wealth of these claimants, if i
ey ar.' successful. would amount
four hundired and sixty thousand
.\nother attorney testified he had
'*n employed to oppose the claims
Sthe ground that if allowed they
ruld decre-ase the wealth of thei
ibe. .\ttorney's fees were paid to,
~tp the Indians off the rolls and
es were paid for putting thema or.
BEES ATTrA(CK B.ATHER1.
inang .Man I.. Rescuedl When Other..
Hear Noise of Fray.
Removing. his batn robe and pli-te
er one foot in the cool wat.-r th..t
led his hathtub Friday. Chapin
ard. a Denver mining man, was
addenly electrified by a serIes of
larp. pains it: practically every por
on of his anatomy. At the sam.
mue a loud buzzing filled tbe room.
hen folbowed turmoil. Other oc
JJpants of the house. who came to
awestigat.- the disturbance, found
ard in thte gostuame of a prehistoric
arrior. vainly swinging a wet bath
>wel and waging a battle aga~nst a
warm of bees that had irrade-a ib'
athroom through a hol.- in the w'ui
GAVEl 1.31 U'P FOlR lDE'AI
he Hu..band (omae. 1kack and Find,.
Ha.. Wife .larried.
Af!ter heing mourned for deaed for
nur yeari. Siamuel Stephens canme
ae'k to lIte and :o his wife at ln
ianapolis. Ind.. last week. to ti:.d
er the wife of another. kn.-wn to;
rfriendls and neighbors as .\31
'illiam Hall. 9::4 Hiasbrook .,:reet
ust betore Mlrs. Stephens was ar
aigned on a charge of higamy, made
ethe pol::e. Stephens went to th
ome and too'k away wi'h him a
on. aged '. who was a Daby of
hen his father left ham. St-'phens
Fad Strikes Turkey.
The Department of State hayr.
>ortn from George Horto::. l'u:ted
states Consul at Salonica. Turkey.
hat -he. mouing picture tad is now
preading among the Turs. He
2be: tat Freh and Indian films~
we a1uperceded those ot Amuerican
Tired of Li'ing.
.\- N"w Britain. Conn.. aith a r''e
readi:rg T~m tired of li'ing'' pinned
o h:s c'lothet.. the dead body of Ja
:'o' J. Strobel. ased 36. was found
!:.tn .coss his octhere ;rave in a
Eight Persons Were Killed and Eight
Ijure in Michigan
REAR END COLLSION
The Entire Train Caught Alire ad
Many Midirs Are lkadly Burned.
Only One 'ammenger Escape's In
jury or Death.-Pullnan Flung
In a rear end collision between
passenger trains No. 4 and 14. both
eastoound. o.: the Grand Trunk rail
road. two miles east of Durand.
Mich.. late Wednesday night. eight
persons are known to have been kill
ed. three were probabiy ..tally.in
jured and five were seriously hurt.
It was reported that four parsengers
Train No. 14 stopped to repair a
defective brake when No. 4 crashed
into the sleeper on 'the standing
train. I -
The engine of No. 4 ploughed
balf way through the sleeper. crush
ing some of the sleeping passengers.
The wreckage of the sieeper caught
Ire and others of the passengers
were burned or scalded. It is said
:here were 18 passengers on the ilt
The dead bodies recovered during
:he night were two unidentified wo
:nen, one about 50 years old and the
ather about 60. and six persons
whose bodies were so badly scalded
tnd burned as to render identifica
The probably fatally injured ar-:
iinton A. Davis. 7 years old. of
lontreal. .calded and v.at about head
Lnd body: George Nelson of Battle
reek. fireman of train No. 4. scald
4d and cut: and Bert Mitchell of
ort Huron. engineer on train No.
14. who was injured about the head.
Only the splintered Pullman was
brown from the rails. the occupants
>f other c.aches escaping with noth
ng more serious than a severe shak
ng up. The uninjured passengers.
malf clad. endeavoring to rescue
hose in the sleeper. were driven
ack again and again by the heat of
he flames and by the escaping steam
Lnd were able to do little toward re
-overing the hbdies of the dead.
No. 14 left Durand at 10.02 and
'o. 4 at 10.3.. Shortly after leav
ng Durand -omething went wrong
vith No. 14's engine and the train
.opped for repairs.
The crew of No. 14 say a 1fag was
ert ;ack a mile as .oon as their
rain stopped to warn approaching
rains. Georg- Wilson of the crew
if N-. 4 savs the only warning was
t torpedo placed on the track a
hort distance bebind No. 14.
A Davis Trenton. of Monireal. is
bought to be the only one of the
>assengers ir the wrecked sleeper
o escape. His invalid mother and
trained nurse acco:jipaning her
vere b::th killed.
(CAZEiJ MAN SHOOTh TWO.
)pen% Fire ona Pa.'.enger% of L'nion
hiarry P-ouh. of Niaigtara Falls. N.
.. becamec insane on the Pullman
-ar of a U nion Pacific train, near
-:lis. Kan.. early Fridagy and fatally
tho? the po)rter. namied Young. and
Spastsenger named Temaple of Klan
bas City. 310.
Pugh shot throu;:~h the end of his
>erth into the smoking room. The
-ar porter ran towards Pugh's berth
and was ..hot twice through the
sody. Dr. H. HI. Temple. who was
-nroute from Denver with his wife
and child prun-: into the aisle and
Pugh shot him Twice through the
The conductor and barakemien then
>verpowerad the passenger and he
was placed in jail at Ellis. Temple
was taken from the train at Eils
worth. unconscious. apparently in a
lying conditionl. and placed in a hos
:tal. Yo::ng was taken to KanNsas
ity. P'ough is about 2!8 years old
and of prosperous appearance.
Will te HelId ini (olumabia on Sep
tembaer 2Gth Newt.
It was decided Thursday afternoon
it the ex.-cutive meeting of the Re
publican party :o ihold a Convention
at Columbia Se-ptember 2e. It is
thought that sev--ral important mnat
:.rs will he threshed out in the Con
vention. inrluding. it is .elieved. the
elimitnation of th. negro- :ollowing
lines indicat.-d by President Traft.
.\mzong :hos-- who were. not pres
.'nt a: the ..xecuztive committee meet
:ng are: I.. W. C. Bllalock, who was
i'n the city. and John (;. Capers. who
usui..ly attends the Republican sea
alons int This State. Se-veral promni
neint Republic:an leader-. in This State
were in Columbia for' the mneetirng.
I! was detinitely decid..d to hold the
conferen.- Sep;tember 26
tSupercedted. He Ends Life.
T'ri:en into a state of despondency
a' -he tae: that atter 22years of
tatthful s.:'rvice in one position I
Niemphis'. Te-nn.. department store.
he had been superceded by a new
man. Frederi.'k W. Ives. a widely
k.nown dry. goods salesman. commit
ted suicide there Fridiay by takian:
IFour Killed in tSma..hup'.
Four men were kiled and two
badlV hurt whe~n two heave freight
trai:.s on the river route division of
the .Misot: Pacif.c colided head-on.