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vn . vx~XV MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY SEPTE.P>R 14, 191) NO.1
WANT HIM FIRED
RepubUcan Member of the Cow
mittee Refused to Take Part in
Meeting of the Commttee. But
Wll sLqwue a White Washing State
meet After They Meet
"That Richard A. Ballinger has
not been true to the trust reposed
In him as Secretary of the Interior.
that he is not deserling of public
conlidence. and that he should be
required by the proper authorities
to resign his oMce." The foregoing
sums up the finding of the four Dem
ocratic members of the Ballinger
Pinchot Congressional investigating
committee. which were. made public
late Friday after they held a meet
ing at Minneapolis. ainn.
The Republican members issud
no report of any kind bearing on the
controversy. An independent re
port was given out by Mr. Madisou.
the "Insurgent" Republican from
Kansas. which declares that Mr.
Ballinger "should not be retain
ed that he was an unfaithful truste.
of the peoples interests and enemy
of conservation." and that the
charges of Gifford Pinchot shouid
These findings will be printed ase
Sled with Couwress. The decision Q
of the four Democratic men'bers, an-1I
Mr. Madison to make the reports
ydblic followed a session which was
unuwual. Three Republican mem
bers, Senator Sutherland. of Utah.
and Representatives McCall. of Has
sachusetts, and Denby. of Michigan. t
refusing to attend the meeting. F1
nally the chairman of the commit
tee. hinws:. Senator Nelson. of Min
nesota. left the committee room and
failed to return. t
Chairman Nelson gave notice thv
a mecdng would be held in Chicago
next Tuesday. The Democratic mem
bers adjourned to meet again in
Washington. Deceurber 3. Represen
tative Ollie M. James. of Kentucky.
one of the Democratic members. an
nounced that all of the Democrats.
would refuse to attend the meetings. d
of vhich Senator Nelson has junst
given notiee. The Republicans will s
then be in the same position that n
the Democratic members and Mr. t
Madison found themselves Friday. L
The report of the Democrats % b
signed by Senators Duncan 7. Flet
cher. of Florida. and William pur d
cell. of North Dakota. and Repre
sentatives Ollie James, of Kentucky.
and James M. Graham. of Illinois ~
"Summarized. the Demiocrath. it
findings declare that the evideace ~
"That there was no conspiracy
against Mr. Ballinger.
"That Gifford Pinchot and L. R. jd
Glavis were faithful trustees of thet
peoples interests. I
"That Mr. Ballingers conduct on C
oertain occasions was intended to
and did hiav, the effect of fooling
"That Mr. Ballinger's action in
havig 'clearined' these so-called A
Cunningham Alaskan coal lands and
ordering them patented showed bad
"That he advocated a hill to vaii
date Alaskan coal claims alleged to it
"That his action in acting as at
torney in cases pendng Is the land -
omces while he was commissionler e
"That he helped to force the Cun-h
ningham coal claims to a hearina
before the government was ready te
"That he encouraged subordina- 1
tion In the reclamation service and
condoned improper official conduct'
in that connection.
Numerous official acts of Mr. Bal
linger are attacked. High praise i.
given Gifford Pinchot, former chief
forester. and L R. Glavis, former
chief of the field division of ihe
general land offce.
Mr. -Madison's conclusions are:
"That the charges of Messrs. Gla
v1s and Pinchiot should be sustained.
"Ta Mr. Ballinger has been un
faithful to the public interes-s.
"That in the matter of the
Cunningham coal lands he was not
a faithful trustee of the pe'ople's in
"That with regard to the reclama
tion service he has taken action tend
ing toward its disintegration.'
Secretary Ballinwers action in re
storing water power sites without in
tention to withdraw is also criticis
ed. along with his conservation poh
cy among other things.
A resolution adopted by the Demi
ocrats and Mr. Madison provides to
publication of the findings. Wlei
Senator Nelson left the committee.
Senator Fletcher was made chairman
pro temn anid the members present
proceeded with their work.
Earlier in the day an effort wa
made to secure a quorunt. 1iit .iith
out success. Paul Sleemnan. of Wah
ington. D. C.. secretary of the com
mittee, was instructed to b'ring in
the absentees after being dsignated
as sergean1t-at-arm~s. H~e was order
ed to arr'st them. but it was :ound
there was nio power to do this under
the resolution authiorizing the comn
.it was tpid that tha' RepuiblicansI
had remained away- from the ment
ing b'ees-o the teared the possimii
lty that the action of the Democra'
Ic members and Mr. Madison. in
adopting a resolution urging the dis
milssal of the Secretary and condemn
ing his of~cal act. 'm:.ght be rat
GOING FOR TEDDY
itOSEVl.THAS STlIRD U'P .A
H0LtN1-lTS XlE-ST S'l*E..
Senator sriner's Friends Are le
aouncing the Ex-President and all
A Chicago di.patch sam the Ham
ilton Club. of that city. often called
the :>anner Republican club o: the
nation. is greatly wrought up follow
ing the Roosevelt-Lorimer incident
Senator Lorimer has a host of
riends in the membership of the
rlub. and trom these men came
rumblings of revolt. All declared
.hey were anxious to rebuke Preen
ent Batten for acepti; Col. Roese-I
elt's ultimatum regarding the ban
The Senator's frends say thuy are
aly waiting the cue from Mr. Lort
nor and if he resigas his member
hip from the clu0 they will do
likewise. So far he not given the
rord and has refu-sed to talk on the
Senator Lorimer's friends. witi i
.osiderable effort. ma!ntaned st
ence -when asked by the newspaper i
men for interviews bearing or the
Ituation. They then relieved them- 4
elves by .expressing their personal i
iews on the incident and everything 1
tooseveltian in words extremely tor
.Prwident Taft's meeting with
enator Lorimer when in Chicago g
st Marea. as the guest of the Ham- i
too elub. is declared by members I
o have the Roosevelt move all the I
When President Taft was here. z
nator Lorimer was a conspicious I
nest at the various banquets and t
ceptions. and the President seem- I
d pleased to have the junior sena- i
>r from Illinois close at hand. I
Those club members sgy that if the
'resident of the nation did not feel t
here was any official impropriety in I
weeting the Senator in pablic, they I
Id not apprehend that a private cit- t
ean would consider it impossible to I
ttend the same public function with 1
e Senator. * z
ARE GETTING RIWt'LTS.
oer Seven Humdred Dog. Ta,.ea Up C
It was reported at the Charleston
g pound T. tr-lay that . *otal of
00 dogs had been capture4 qn the
reete Ate past year. ad ->f this
umer 616 had been kil*1- Seven
--three dogs have been r-Caoei
- ownerat. a-nd there are now on D
and at th pound eleven c.-a'tes I
waiting their fate. ei h -- thL .-f r
oath or going forth licensed S
This is a very good rec.'<i t n- .
1at has not been equat-l ?ine- ;ae .
g cacther was instit~ias-i in .ar- a
~ston. The wagon start.": o'. on s
s rounds on April IS. and has hee..'
teadily at w.rk since t'1a dat- ti
early 2.000 dog licenses have bten t
sd by the city tre-se urer. sinlce tne
tive campaign -.-r.;t thec .''-AV t
og was taken up. and it is owin'.s
the good work of *ne police. the 1c
esth inspectors and or thb: dcr b
tcher that the results obtaind
E5LLL KILLS A MA.'.
te a Terrible Fight in a Pastaie D
A Savannah dispatch to the Au
usta Chronicle says in a terrible
:tht in the dark, with a bull. Jacob
azzard. a negro man was killed he
seen midnight and dawn Wednes
ay morning in a pasture at the I
astern city limits. After he es
aped from the hull. he crawled two
undred yards for help. but no'thing
nid be done for him. and he died
ithin a short time. Hazzard had
ust entered the pasture when a ,
uge shape leaped upon him from
he dark. The bull'a horns had bra~s
nobs at the tips and the animal
hrust the knobs far into the man's e
od, tearing great holes in him.
ith Its victim on the ground. true
'ull pawed at him inflictir n'aanr
.ruises. Hazzard foughut 'or his.
fe, crawling to the fence antd push
d himaeelf throusrh it.
StAY I)E OF~ FRIGHT.
rderer F~aill in Court Rto-'. le
It is possible that the necro B~unki
heard. who was convicted of kill
g Officer Waldrc~p at Piedmont.
nay es'ape the gallows. When :h> ne
tro was b'rought in --ourt at Gree.
i:1e to be sentenced he fell in .3
'ead faint and his groans cause~ r t
p'ctators to believe that the near
as in the throes of death. He. wa
-arrid from th.- enurt rom u
el in the connD: Jail and .1 ;-h:-si
-ian hafbeen in almost constant
trendance on him. It seems the no
r was literally almo:-t scaredl to
jeath. The man is still unen.*sc.-'Is
o'i he court is in a quanda' as t.>
when ha shall be sentenced. '
Leprosy Aboard Train.
te'n Kokas. a greek. in ana
a~ edl stage of Ieprosy. who has
w-r. under qularantine at Salt LaXs
iyfor the last three months. was.
nisn Fridav frnte the tent :n
hieb ha has been quarantined and
it was learned that he had taken a
train on Wednesday evening intend
in gn to Nw Ynrk and ?h.encc
o Gr""'ca. F'unds for the .itn
t-er.. p:-'vidied he his eur'rymtv'
F'ris wnuid no: divulge the routo
e as taken.
United States Senator Rohert La
Follette has swept the State of W:s
POINT OF No Q(')lt- IiSEU
AFTI t voTE Is TAK-N.
With "Itegular" itepublican Mean
bers Abent, lIuurtentt and Dem
ucraL% Yote t6 Oust Him.
At an executive meeting of the
Fall inger- !incheLt investi4-tating com
mittee held at Milwaukee on Wed
negiay Senator Duncan U. Fletcher,
of Fiorida.. a Democrat. introduc'd
a resolution holding that the Secre
tary of the Interior was an unfaita
fu, public officer and should be re
Rtepresentative Madison. the Re
publican lisurgent from Kansas. in
.roduced a substitute holdint that
he charges which have been made
y Gifford Pinchot and Louis Glav
s. a former chief of the feld divis
on of the general land office, weie
Representative James. Democrat.
>f Kentucky. offered an amendment
o Representative Madison's substi
tute resolution. providing for the
emoval of Mr. Ballinger from office
nd Mr. Madison accepted the
The vote came on the substitute
f Mr. Madison as amended by the
notion of Mr. James and the roll
Those voting for the su.bstitute
rere Fletcher, W. E. Purcell. of
Crth Dakota. a Democrat: Repre
entative James A. Graham. of 1111
ois. Democrat: Representative Mad
son. Republican, and Representa
When this vote was being taken
enator George Sutherland. of Utah.
tepublican. and Representative Sam
el W. McCall of Massachusetts. Re
ublican. left the committee room.
asisting the full committee shouid
The Democratic members replied
hat they had been months consider
ag the evidence, that a quorum was
resent, and had a right to transact
usines. Senator Nelson. the chair
2an of the committee, took the vote,
oting present himself and then
%ade the ruling that no quorum was
(Mr. james made the point of or
er that no member raised the point
f no quorum before the vote had
ion- of Texas and Oklahoma Sell
it was announced Thursday by the
resident of the Farmers' Union of
exas and Oklahoma that a deter
ined effort will he made this sea
>n to eliminate the middleman in
iarketing cotton from that sect'on.
s a res-it of the Galveston bankers
nd cotton dealers comi ng to the a.
istance ,Z the cotton producer: of
exa and Oklahoma during the ti
ancial troubles of 1908S and 19t9,
e farmiers' union contracted to
andle the cotton of its members
brough the port of Galveston last
aon. This was successfully ac
>mplished and the contract is just
een rene-wed for another year.
Speakng of the matter. i'residet
.oudermilk of the uon said W--d
say that Gal'.eston waseecd
eaue it is the purpose of the un
n's selling agency to bring c.hou~
roducers directly into touch with
be spinners and dealers, thus cut
ing out the middlemen. who are a
x alike on the producer and the
Th'O KILLiEIJ BY FOUl4 AIR.
ars Well in Lancaster Cnunty
A dispatch to the News and Cour
r says Jim Shields and 'Buster'
raig. t wo negroes. lost their lives
cently by foutl air in a well on S.
'. Criminter's place. several mijles
The men were preparing to clean
ut the well when Craig's hat fell
.He went down to get it and.
tot retrnlng. Shields was aiso log
red into the well to find nut what
he trouble was. He likewise fail
dd to make any response to those at
Ihis brother. Sam Shields. then
tared doiwn in the bucket, to which
e was securely tied. After being
owered some distar.ee he made a
ign of distress and was at once
rawn up. When taken out of the
ucket he was in an un' !u
ndlon. but laiter reviv, t-oul
ilr in the well was the cause of the
At a meeting of the Greenvit~e
'unt v democratic committee C-.
ohn G. Greer. who was electod to
he leislaure in the first prinmary.
ss declared ineligible because of
he fact that he failed to file e~en-"
.count on the day before the ek'
ion. Johnk it Frison we elr
' elected in his stead.
Young Men Drown~ed.
Monday afternoon by the swamp
no a gasoline laumnch on the Ton.
isS river, two popular young wo
men. Msses Rosa Miller and.1-:a
taderan. were drowned near Flor
s~e. .ta. Their two brothers were
.cued in an exhauseOd crfdit!on.
he -odies have not yet been recoc
Negro Girl Barred.
ma ha called upon Zn der de .i":
-a constitu-os a negro in the l'ni
ed States it the court of appeals up
holds the decision of the District o'
r'tumbia snpreme court. in which S
yrold !sabel Wall. w-ho is 1-16th
neero blood. w-as barred from theo
The Worst Disaster in the 6itory of
Lake Michigan Happeas
MANY PEOPLE PERISH
Ferry Boat (e to 4)i1ttna WI-.en
Half Way Across Lake:-Heroic
Efforts ef Crew to Prevent Cata.
Scenes of Horror.
Twenty-nine lives were lost near
Ludington. ..Mich.. Friday when Pere
Marquette car ferry No. IS. bound
from Ludington to Milwaukee went
to the bottom of Lake .iichigan
half way across the lake. The dead
include Capt. Peter Colty of Lud
ington. S. F. Sezepanek. of Chicago.
purser and wireless operator. whose
signals of distress brought assistance
to the sinking stermner. and two
menrbe'rs of the crew of car ferry
No. 17. who lost their lives in an
effon to rescue the crew of No. I S.
shrouded in mystery. F. F. Pevin.
cabin watch. said the boat was very
low !%t the stern when the first alarm
was given. He said they pushed 29
railroad cars into the lake to ease
the vessel. but without avail. Sey
mour Cochrane. of Chicago. another
urvivor, said he was reading a mag
azine in his berth when a cabin boy
rapped at the door about 4.30 a. m.
and shouted that the bow was sink
Cochrane floated on a cabin door
until picked up by No. 17. The
purser had given him $h000 which t
was due Cochrane-s employers after
they had delivered the boat to the I
Pere Marqueve tomipany. the. h iv
lag leased her all summer. But Coc- 4
rance could not load himself down
with the coin and tied the thoney 1
to the stairs rail as the boat went
Many of the life boats were stove
in by wreckage. tumntbling in every
direction on the tossing sea. the oc
upants of the small boats being t
thrown in the water and many, t
The sum total of the catastropher
is toM in the fatal figures. 29 lives
lost and the financial loss amounts
to s;)0.A'. t
The story of the loss of car ferry
o. 1V constitutes the most tragic:
and thrilling chapter yet written in a
the history of Lake Michigan ma
rine. Leaving Ludington Thursday
night at 11.t' with a fair but stiff t
wind and :19 cars loaded on deck.
the ferry made good weathe- for five
hours on its course to Milwaukee.
At 4.4. word was sent to Capt.
Peter Colty that his boat was rapidly
making water and that the pumps i
were unable to keep even with thet
now. Will full coinfidence in thea
tability and seaworthiness of his
raft the veteran car ferry navigator t
eaded his ship with all speed toC
Sheboygan on the Wisconsin side.
The pumpsl were worked to their
fulest capacity and all e.xpedienth!
nown to a skilled and resuurceful
mariner resorted to.
Kut despite eve-ry effort the ter-t
ile fact dawned upeon the capitain:
nd on all on board that the boat s
was gradually but surely sinking.
An effort was made to run a numz- a
er of railroad cars overboard and
tus lighten the load and gain a few
precious minutes. With great dini
uty nine were dropped off the stern
f No. 1%. but this gave the vessel -
nly 5irht and temporary relief.
The ship was doomed. Yet, nni- !
withstanding this inmportant fact anda
in the hope of saving both crew and
t*aft, the captain crowded his ship .
to the utmost lt hoping to reachi
hoal water. The effort was futile.
At 7.2" Friday nmorninct time came f
when the boat's bouyancy was no
longer sunficien? to sustain it. Sud
denly without warning and before
the horrified gaze of 50 men on 1
board ferry No. 1 7. which had justc
arrived on the rscene in response to 1
a distress signal, the big black bow I
of the ship rase high in the air, thea
stern settled swiftly toward the hot
tom and with a roar and crash like
an expilosion the ship shot downward I
and was tost to view.
Tho horritted onlookers on num- I
ber I 7 stood for a moment spwe.en
less and petrified. There among the
surging waves wer" !ellow being~sI
struggling for their liv.-s. Agoniz-c
intr cries for help were' beard ab~ote
the sea. All wais confusion. indes- 4
striale. terror and chaos. In a
twinkling 29 live-s were snuffed Out
and sixty strong men we're pre-cip:
tated into a death trap as cruel as 4
Then h ran the rescue. l.ow--r
inr one o her life 'boats. contain
inc four sailors the crew of Numbetr
1 began a work which marks many
of them as horoc. No sooner hadl
the tiny boat touched the angry wav
es than it was hurled with territic
force against the side of the steel
steamer and crushed to a sh, pele.,s
Two of the sailors were retseued
by those on hoard while the other
two. .lo~s_ Tetmron and R ..Jaco&
son. a scruiber. immrediately -<.
and drown-'d. After this incident
it said 'hat the men were loath to'
entr *he small boa's. but others of
gaater courage man e nter.
This :.oat. mn charge of Dune--n
'Mllirn. o! Ludincton. did heroic
work and in :ess than an hour pick
d up 14 survivors, who were ils.
in about clingrini to bits of wre, k
a:. *han another li!fe Sn't was man'
ned and joined in the work. It was:
a race for time and more than thirty
Meanwhile the tug A C. Tesier.
of Milwaukee. ear terry No. 20. Pere
Marquete stea~ner No. A and a tu;
GETS VERY MCI
Roosevelt Refuses to Attend Diner WiW]
WAS A GREAT SURPRISI
After [k-ing Informed that Junior
Senator from Illinoli. was Invited
to Banquet Given in Hi& Honor
Teddy Says "Then I .%lust Decline
Col. Theodore Roosevelt. Ex-Pr-s
dent of the United States. Thursday
barred Senator William Loriner.
punior Seuator from Illinois, from
he Hamilton Club banquet at the
ongress Hotel at Chicago by refus
ng to sit at the same table. The in
:ident came .unheralded. The pr.p
ramme of the big event. under the
uidance of the Hamilton Club. has
or days announced that Senator
Lor!mer and others would sit at the
peakers' table with Col. Roosevelt.
The occurrence startled politicians
n Chicago and over the State. The
inprecedented demand that the Ham
ton Club deny to one of its own
nembers the privilege of attendia.
he banquet came with charastertSa
bruptness from Col. Rooseve't.
The Hamilton Club delegation.
eaded by former Judge John T. Bat
joined Col. Roosevelt at the
'air grounds in Freeport. Ill.. sbc- -
y after noon. The Colonel shook
ands heartily with each member of
he delegation and at once began
uestioning them concerning the
"*Is Speaker Cannon to be there?"
--Yes." Mr. flatten replied. *he h4
ccepted the invitation."
*How about Senator Lorimer?"
-Senator Lorimer Is a member of
he club." he was told. "and has ac
epted an Invitation to the dinner."
"Then I must decline to go," said
ol. Roosevelt. adding that he would
eel the -same about the presence of
enator Lorimer as he would of sit
ing down with members of the 11'i
ois Legislature who are under In
tment in the graft inv'~t*iatiOu
The committee members looked
heir amazement. and finally. aftez
ome hesitation. informed their
-uest they would go back to Chicago
nd tell Senator Lorimer his views.
-No.- Col. Roosevelt said emphAt
ally. "Send a telegram telling him
hat I will not attend the dinner to
ight if he is there.'
The limilton Club men were per
lexed. utit their embarrassment was
pnarently not noticed by Col. Roose
elt. who chatted with others stand
ag near by. After some intersal
he following telestram was drafted
d dispatched to Senator Lorimer:
-Col. Roosevelt positively declin.'s
o sit at the same table with you.
)ur invitationl to you for this eve
ing is hereby withdrawn."
This telegram~ was signed by for
.xer -Judge John H. Batten. The de
gaton which waited on Cal. Roos.'
eIt to escort him to Chicago and
e ainquet hall wais :aken com-'
letely by sturprise and their discus
ion of the event did not cease with
he sending of the telegrsam to Sen
.Judge Batten, as the spokesman
f the party, said that the incident.
as a complete surprise to him.
-The club had invited a number
f prominent Republicans among
hem the Republican Governor of
linois and various Congressmen.
d l had not occurred to the men
-hoe arranged the dinner.'' said
dge Batten. ''that they should not
nvite a Repuhlcan Senator. U-nder
he circumstances there is nothing
>r us to do except to respect thA
ishs of Col. Roosevelt. the guest
f the evenin'.''
On the t~rip to Chicago there was
nuch discussion of the possihle out
ne of the incident and all mem
ers of the delegation appeared re
eevd when they' were Informed oxn
rrivingt at Chicago that Sen rtor Lor
-er would not attend the banque-.
On the street. in offices anc in
uublic buildings the tidings caused1
uch commnent. particularly among
hose who noted that the ban agaiutt
'nator L.orimoer was coincident with
h coplet ion of the second trial ot
ee O'Nil lrown,-. minority leader
if the Illinois Legislature. charged
ih bribery in connection with the
lction of the junior Senator fromr
If Senator William Lorier was
urprisd at the refusal of Col. Roos
velt to sit at the banquet table with
iin. no indication of it escaped him.
f he was displease'd or hurt at the
rnk exposition of distaste of his
rrsence he showed no sietr.s.
Killed by Bas.eball.
Edward Ballard. 'i years old. was
iilled in a baseball game Thursday
tt isner. Mtich. A foul tip h't himi
er the heart while he was play
ng the position of catcher.
:an lie saving crew arri-.ed on the
rene. They' instituted a thorough
rareb for survivors and bodies and
uueed'd in pIcking up seven of the
ore~r and eight of the lat'er.
Te cause of the disaister may al
s's remain a mys'~tery. The men
"'h knw what the trouble was are
ti dead and among the suxrvivors
hre are only tw'o theories and
seculations. The hest conclusion
r's that the car ferry's after wat
er ompartment filled through on
'e or broken deadlight whieh was
f&wed at th. last minute by a
brsting of hulkheads.
ifnr assistant. Chretusper-dirisec
-Chief Engineer Ross Leedham
zzd hs tf.rt assistant. Chas. Rosen
:ras. died at their posts in the en
FIfST REIPORT ISSUEI ) Y THE
Amount of the Staple Ginned of This
Year-s Crop shows. a Big Falling
Off to September 1.
The numipr of les of cotton ginn
ed to September I from the growth
of 1910 was 1.56.24 bales. round
hales counted as half bales. accord
ing to the report of the census bu
reau made at 10 o'clock Thursdhy
morning. The 1909 total was 388.
242 bales: the 190! was 402.22.
bales. and the 1907 was :00.278.
Comparative statistics by States of
'cotton ginned follows:
States. 91). 1903.
Alabama. .).:.. .. . 4.5 , 13.32
Arkansas.. 27 449
Florida........ 60 4 3.L 42
Georgia........ 2.s18 1. 06.3 10 1
Louisiana....... 1.106 3.A ,
Mississippi .. ....Z5 1.76.. )
North Carolina. .. 4 1.070
Oklahoma.. .. .. 397 1.30
South Carolina. .. 198 18.94
Tennessee...... - - 4
Texas . . . . . . ..3:8.625 237.901
All other states. . 55 1
The number of sea island bales
included Is 208 as compared wizh?
1.236 for 1909.
Statist.icians of the census bureau
do not consider the fal!ing of' In the
figures of the first ginning report to
the eastern States as significant as
might appear. They attribute the I
decrease to the lateness of the crop c
rather than to any cause which In c
t'he end would effect its vonume They
say that the spring was late through
out the eastern southern States. re- T
tarding the growth of the plant and 9
delaying its maturity for abo-t two t
weeks. Without having any other t
definite informatlon they expect a :,
aterial imoprovemenit in future re- I
ports. The season has been unus
ually good in Texas. which fact ac- I
colunts for the prospective large crop -
GAVE DEATH DINNERS.
Was An Eccentric Host and Undes
irable Husband. t
Julius L. Brown. oldest son of the
war governor of Georgia. and broth
er of the present governor. who died
the other day at Atlanta. was a uni
que character. Hie graduated with
honors from Harvard and practiced
'aw for a time. but gave it up and
hecane a collector of rare coins and
curios. He was a friend of the stage t
and entertained at his home every ,
prominent actor and actress woo
came to Atlanta.
He also entertained President Gro
ver Cleveland. sittitr; in a chair once
owned by Napoleon and dining off a t
tablecloth that belonged to the ill
fated Maximilian. Mrs. Brown sep- e
erated from her husband aecause of ~
his ec'centricities. and for many years
he had lived alone in a great Eli
':early he gave a "death dne
to a band of cronies. At the* din
n ers every.thing was~ emblemiat.e of 1
death. The table was In the form o'f
a coffin. there were skeleton., arnd
skulls about the diningt room. laghts
were so arranged as to produce
:hostly effects and skulls and uones
were on the menu cards.
Ik-ath Beveals Supposed Poor Man a
to Jhe Rich. r
That Frank Nicholas. of Momence. a
I's.. a member of a crew of painters (
at work on the Burlington Round n
House there, was not an humble I
eraftsman ho pretended to be. hut ar
wealthy man studying sociological "
problems, came to light thorough a
search of the man's effects after het
had been killed by a fall from a lad -
der on which he was at work. Deeds
to valuable Chicago real estate. min
ing property in the Dakotas and I
stock in various railroads. aggreg:st
ing over $50.fl00 In value were found I
among his posessions.
Millionaire SlotEriLst Held Under
"Guilty of criminal negligence-u
was the verdict found Thursday byb
a coroner's jury against Edw:.rd '* .r
Resenheimer. the youngt millionair--.
whs motor car rat: down .inid ka!.
ed t;race Hlough, the 19-y-a~r-oal e
daughter of a l.oli~ema1~n e..-.rly on thet
morning o: August 1 s. In th- Brounx.
New York. It is charn.ed Ro..nh.'im
r who wais driving put on full pow- I
or after the collision. Tha coroner 1
refused to admit Rosenheimer '.o
ail Thursday and said he won :d
consider an appalication for bail Fri-d
Nine l~roaned. I
Reports Wednesday from the
nooded districts of Hamilton and
Comanche counties. Texas. along thef
Soth L.eon River have not miateri a!
ly increased the death list. Nine
persons were report-d as drowneda
which includo Mrs. Geor::e Carey
ad thr-ee children. .L. R. Fulcer.
ife and two children. and Mrs. Mec
Cullouagh. The crops along the riv
r have been destroyed. Wires ire
downr and full details are lacking.
They Were Drowned.
Accorditn: to men landi:3; at Old
Pint Comfor' from 'ho ba'1 uia.:
the three men w ho me'. doath aboardl
ha North Dakota were no' kil led.i
by the explosion of oil as v drst re-1i
ported. :.ut were drcwned w'het 6iei
room No. 12 was f~ockef'd to prn~' i
te spread of the names and the ex<
plosion of the magaa:ne .located j.t I
MAYOR HITS AT TEDDY
IEFUSES TO SERVE ON THE RF
Because the Former President Said
Miany Harel Things About the So
sialist Some Time Ago.
Soon after R..,os4 elt arrived a
Milwaukee %Wines4 - and before he
;at down to breakfa..t at the Pfeister
iotel. he found himself involved in
L controversy with Emil Seidel. the
ocialist- mayor. -who had declined
.o act upon the reception committee
which welcomed the colonel to Mil
In a contribution "Tto he Pig
itick." a newspaper published by the
Ailwau;ee Press club for this oc
tasion. Mayor Seidel st:ed that *if
dr. Roosevelt comes to Milwaukee
iolding the same ideas which he ex
ressed in an article published by
1m March 20. 191)9. it is clear that
ie cannot serve the cause of honesty
nd decency in American politi;al
Rap From Mayor Seidel.
"It is possible that I have misun
ierstood the article," stated Mayor
seidel. "but inasmuch as I am a
ocialist and he has called socialism
thing which is against morals and
-eligion. 'abhorrent.' 'revolting.
vhich would replace the family and
tome life by a glorious state of free
unch counter and a State founding
asylum. I am sure that he will be
>eased that I am not personally
onnected with his reception In the
No Right to Preach Xorality.
Charging the colonel with 'a cun
ting and deliberate purpose to cre
te a false Impression." he declared
hat the visitor "could lay no claim
o the right of preachng either mor
lity or religion or civic righteoua
In the spiaking tour of Mr. Roose
-elt through the West.' continued
,ayor Seidel. "I fall to see anything
>f impoortance beyond political de
igns and plans. As such. of course.
t is of no special service to the pres
t city administration. The prob
ems that now confront our ci'y are
f much the same nature as those
he nation facee."
Shown the StatemenL
Upon being shown this statement.
0ol. Roosevelt promptly said:
"On this trip I have made no par
isan political speeches and of course
hall not break through the rule
ow by discussing either the State
arty matters or the municipal par
t matters. and at present o' curse
he doninant nunicipal party in Mil
'aukee is the socialistic-party.
"If any one wishes to triow ri
iews on what is usually ca:lcd 3o
ialism. they will find then set o 1r
a such fashion that it is impossibl.
D misinterpret or misanderstand
hem in the articles to which thel,
tayor in his letters refers. and I
dvise them to read the articles
hemelves and not what the mayor
ays oZ them.''
CLiMBS ON ENGiNE.
'he Miraculous% Ew',aye From Death
of a Young Man.
Climbing from the wreckage of
is buggy. on the pilot of a locamo
ive ilying at the rate of ->0 miles an
our. Fred Minor, aged I8 years
ecently clambered up on the run
ing board of the engine and into
e engine cab. His escaipe was
ear to the miraculous.
The engirP. on the Lake Shore
allroad struck his horse and bugay
few miles outside of Ashitahula.
hio. The horse was killed and Mi
or. wedged into the wreckage of the
uggy. remained on the pilot of the
shing engine. Indignant, he climb
d into the Cah. he says to tell tue
ngineer what he thought of him.
le claimed that the engiae had no
The enttine stopped to let h-irn oit
lnor pointing out that his parents
-ould expect him home early and
e walked the six miles back to town.
I was not hurt.
LARGER THAN THE STATE.
'w York City Has Nearly Five Mil
The census of 19!'0 shows the pop
lation of Greater New York~ city to
- la.or than the population of the
emnainder of New York state. Itn
he opinion of th.- New York Sun
nother decade must pas before the
ity will dominate ini the legis:ature.
ut the gain of the city in congres
ionl and legiltive represenltatin
:ratly enchance~s its politfil powen.
n r.-lation to up-State New York.
temembering the numbers of great
iies in N.-w York State. such as
luao and Rochester. and the hun
Ireds of others. cities and towns.
he anouncemfent that the metropolis
utnumbers thenm in aggregate popu
ation brings home some notion of
ts imen.ity. In fact. New Yo:'i
s much too big
At New York Patrick .3. Quigley.
orm.'r customts weigher, who tes
ified Friday in the customs under
reighing tria!. declared that whbile
mployed on the Arbuckle sugar
lo-ks in Brooklyn from 1965 to
97 be had repeatedly particupated
a under-weighing operations. HeI
estied that his tee for passing the
m~portaions was "from $50 to SI)o
Rigolets. I a on the ;:ulf of Meo.
o. reports tha' the tramp schooners
sarewel and He::ry M. were wreck
aa severe storm zaf about an hour's
uration thera Friday afternoon
i'h --e- -e-e -rened by a fishing
Cu s aplon hia Ki
ABOARD NORTH D
The 51ysterious Accident Oce.
in Lower Chesapeake Bay
day Morning While the A
Fleet Was Sailing froana
Another of those tragedies. w
go to show that the sailor ofera
life to his country in time ,
as well as in time of war, was
acted Thursday morning In the d
nought North Dakola. asout 10
from Norfolk. in lower Ches
Bay. when an explosion of ..a4
the ensuing fire cost the PlIe
three men and more or less
injury to nine others. including
Lieut. Orin G. Murfin.
The accident happened far
any shore, and for severaw hoars
wildest rumors circulated. th
out the community.
The official report of A'.l7
Schroeder to the 7 4
names the following and
ed in tfe fire'of the battleship
Dead: Joseph W. Schmidt.
Robert Gilmore. coal p
Joseph Strait, coal passer.
Injured: Chief- Mchinst E.
Andrew. *achinist T. G. M
Chas. C. Roberts. machinist's
ebastian J. Wittwer. fireman.
class. James A. Brady. fireman.
lass: Leo F. Piorek. fireman.
class. John G. Morrison,
rst class. Fred P. Kinney,
Rear Admiral Seaton Sch
:ommanding the Atlantic fleet, mad
he following succinct statement
"Between 10.30 and 11 o'clock oil
rom room No. 3 In North Dakota
aught fire, while the frst sq4adrOz
f the Atlantic fleet was maring pa&
age from the Southern drill
6o Hampton Roads. t a re
nuest from the epamander of
C6rth Da kevle commander-in
hief of the fleet Immediately order
.4 the North Dakota to leave the
rcet formation and the battleship
'ew Hampshire put- in near to ren
ler assistance, in case they could
No assistance was necessary and -
)y I ..30 the fire on the North Da
:uta was under contr-l.'
"It has not yet been ascertainea
iow the fire started. although it is
2ot believed that the accident was
lue to any careiessness of the men
)f the North Dakota. A board of
nquiry was named to investigate the
teident. consisting of Capt. C. A.
~ore, of the Delaware, senior officer;
Leut. CommandeceL,.Price, of the3
elaware. and Lieut. Commander~L.4
5. Procter. of the Connecticut. ThsJ
ard will thoroughly look into the
ause of the explosion. -
After naming the dead and in
ured. stat'eg that the three wno
ere dead were "killed outright,'
tdmiral Schroeder adds:
"The injured men are all expect
d to recover. Chief Lieut Orin G.
~Jurfin was In the fire room at the
ime of the accident and was burned.
ut no: seriously.
"The North Dakota. shortly after
he accident, anchored off the Thim
le Shoal lighthiousie. The wounded
men. who are severely but not ser'
usly burned, who are removed
rom the North Dakota to the hospi
al ship Solace and are receiving the
est medical attentionl.
'The settling tank in No. 3 fie
oomi. near which the fire apparent
y broke out is part of a double-bot-.
omed compartment. in which the
ul is carried in h-.dk. In each fire
oom are two 3-.0 :alion tanks. Into
rhich the oil it. pumped to be set
~led: It is t'hen pumped into the fire.
The North Dakota hal a fire once
ef->re .ince she was launched. in
Jovember. 1907. That was on the
ith of last tay. at the Boston navy
ard, when a red-hot rIvet dropped
nro, one of the after magazines whiles
he shIp was in dry dock. Te.
rompt responce of her 250 men to
he ship's lire cal: resulted in Quick
xtingushmfenlt and averted the
breatene.d calamity. Capt. Albert
leaves, who commands the North
akota. zs a Tennessean and haachad
hiryseve'n years of naval servi37,"
neiluding nineteen ye'ars at sea.
Two persons were killed. 15 were
eriously injured. five perhaps fatas
Ly. and ::0 others suffered minor in
uries in the wreck of an eastbound1
urington train on the Great North
rn early Wedresdiay at Coram. 301
niles east of Kalispell. Mont. The
:rain was enroute from Seattle to
Lady Runs for Ofice.
31iss Maude H. Cook,. of Denver.
has announced that sbr' will be a
andiate for the legislature on the
Dmocratic ticke:. Conservation of
the State school lands will be the ap
eal which she will make to the3
'oters. and if elected she will In
roduce a bill to prevent the sale
f thess iands and retain them as
a perpetual asset of the schools.
Took Her Own Life.
A Cedartown. Ga. Miss Carrie
Ph;!!:ps committed suicide at the
ome of her brother-in-law. Will
Kerr. by shooting herself through
:e heart. Miss Phiilips was divor
ed from her husb.d. W. 3. a
some time ago. Whetherd
Inelcwie "tmede the d