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VOL. XXV MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 22. 1911 NO. 8
SHOT BY I IEF
Stxem& is Stifed by the Shs*tg of,
Two Her PMlc!aem
Ofleer Gunnes Dies From the
Wounds Inflicted by the Bandit,
Who Made His Fcape, and 1'sses
Are Scouring the Country on the
Lookout for Him. h
Scores of men, private citizens. n
policemen and deputies. armed to the ti
teeth, scoured the country between
Greenville and the mountains to a
North Carolina Friday and Friday s
night in search oT the lone stranger. t
believed to be a professional yegg
man, who Friday morning .,etween
2:30 and 3 o'clock. engaged in a;
desperate pistol duel in the passen- r4
ger station of the Columbia and S
Greenville Railway, with Officers b. tc
V. Johnson and Sergt. Oliver S. Gun- ti
nels, of the Greenville police force. 01
in which Gun-iels received wounds
from which he lied at 9:40 o'clock. sl
while Johnson was shot -hrough the p
right leg. (
*Perhaps never before In the his- w
tory of the city has Greenville been fr
so excited. The tragedy of Friday. '4
which cost the life of a universally W
popular and faithful officer. comin n
on the heels of the dastardly assault Z1
upon the life of "Uncle Tommy" ti
Cureton. the oldest policeman on the 01
force. T-:esday morning by G. W.
Stonecypher. in a drunken orgie. was t
heightened by a dastardly assault. b
made a few hours later. upon the life I4
of another member of the police
force, by an aggregation of disrepnt- of
able men and women as the ofticer at
attempted to place one oV the women
of the gang under arrest for commit- sI
ting a revolting act. te
At coroner's inquest held Friday st
morning over the remains of Sere t.2
Gunnels. at the undertaking estai>- w
lishment of Jas. F. Mackey & Son. tI
but one witness. Oicer Johnson. was
examined His testimony tells the h<
story of the tragedy. "Gunnels and t
I." said he, "were coming along Au- tr
gusta street. beyond the intersection u;
of Vardry street. toward the city. d4
shortly after 2:30 o'clock. I saw a*''c
nan eme-ge from the railroad cut of 'PI
the Columbia and Greenville Rail-;'n
way, and move !n down the track hi
toward the passenger station, some a
300 yards away. I could see a m)s- fr
terious looking back slung over his tb
shoulder. but could not tell whether
be was white or black. I calied t1
Sergt. Gunnels' attention to the lone:
tramp and made the remark that be 7
was probably a chicken thief.
"I watched him closely and saw t.
him approach the door of the col- er
ored waitinx room of the passenger o
station. I advanced toward the sta- ye
tion and when within a few feet ot rc
It I heard the man moving about on 4
the inside. Gunnels and I approachedtl
the door at the" same time. He put C
his right hand to the door and m
pushed it open. At the same time. al
with his left hand, he Sashed his si
electric flash light into the dark
room. The light revealed a tough
looking white man, short, thick set.
heavy, with a shert. black mustache.
and dlressed commonly, without a
collar or tie, and wearing a slouch W
hat, standing in the centre of the*
"Simultaneouly with the flash of
the officer's pocket flash light, theA
man raised his revolver and nired.
The first shot pierced Gunnel's abdo
men and he fell back against the
door facing, exclaiming: 'John.:
I'm shot, kill hIm.' Before the
stranger could fire a second time. I.
had my pistol out and opened fire
on him. The second shot he fired
struck" Gunnels In the right thisgh
and Gunnels receded toward the .
south end of the station. The third
shot from the man's revolver pierced.
my right leg.
"All the while the man and I were
exchanging shots with li~htninig-like
rapidity. I had a Smith & Wesson
3S-calibre pistol and I think he wah
armed with a 32-calibre Colt's mag
azine revolver. I fired fou~r times'
and pulled the trigger of my revolver'
again, but the cartridce f-iled to
explode. I receded then and the
man sprang through th"e door. firinu
as he ran. When on the outside he
wheeled about, ran backwards a
short distance. and fired several mored
shots. the first one beinc nred a'
Gunnels. who was In the act of sink
ing to the ground, and the remain
ing shots being fired at me. lie then
fled. and I turned to assist Gunnels.
The words of the only witness. -now
alive, to the fatal affray in the lone
ly little railw4~ay station. in the dead ~
of night, with a desperate man. who.C
it is believed now, committed a ser.es'
of robberies earlier in the ninht at
Williamston, eighteeen miles below
Greenville. is a story whieh has
stirred Greenville from centre to ctr
cumference. \Men threw down bu'.
ness and seized weapons to Joan
squads that left at intervals throu;:h- s
out the day to scour the country for E
the fleeting murderer. The mayor i<
of the city himself joined a sq;uad r
and went in the direction of 'he
mountains shortly after noon.
The city of Greenville has o!Tered F
a reward of $5fl( and the Stat.' a
reward of $2hO for the capture of :ho
stayer of Officer Gunnels. Mobs are
still scouring the country for the
fleeing murderer. Several susp'c's *
have been brought in'o the ettv. a' -
intervals, since nlgbtfall. Fvery ou't
going train. freight and passen::er.
is being halted and sear~ hed by po
lice and citizens.
The e'ritement throughfli the..
city is intense. and shoauld th" '!:ty.i
of Officer Gunnels be cN',.! ani
brought b'ck to Gre'enville there will
undoubtedly be danger of a lynch-e
The uneal srvies oer he r- ,
HE LEGISLATLRE HAS BEEN
ASKEl) TO TAKE ACTION.
he Veteran's Bill Will Remedy the
Matter. and They Are Deeply In
terested in the Measure.
Charging fraud in the pension
-stem of the State. Gen. C. Irvine
7alker of Charleston has made the
"There is a very deep interest
mong the Confederate veterans
ere as to the final outcome of a bll
Dw before the le'.tislature. to atnend
te pension laws of the State. so as r
> stop the stupendous frauds which r*
present exist. The movement tt
arted in Camp Sumter and was
Lken up most earnestly by Gen. 11.
Teague. c--mmanding the South *e
rolina division veterans. and rep- S4
-senting the veterans of the entire .
ate. Gen. Teanue had presented P
the senate and house a bill. which ci
te veterans thought would correct
- check the evil. m
*The veterans have evidence of Xi
ch general fraud in the giving of s
nsions to those not entitled to re- fit
ive the same, that it prevents the tv
orthy veterans and widows of such as
om receiving all that the State a'
mnerotisly : wards them. The
orthy should receive $Z6 per an- at
im. but the appropriation is of
-abbed up by so many unworthy it
at the worthy received in 1910 th
tly $20. Little more than half! Sf
"The veterans sent a representa
ve to Colunmbia to lay the matter w!
fore the legislature. He appeared c
fore the finance committee of the fo
nate and the military committee ca
the honse. and both committees. C<
ter careful consideration. made se
ianimously favorable reports. This w4
ows that these influential commit
es were -onvinced by the veterans al
owing that ,t.e great evil existed.. C
id were satisfied with the remedy of
hieh the veterans suggested in ha
eir bill. Iti,
"Th- veterans have klid bare the til
>rrible conditi-ms existing. shown eu
e frauds being a-nuailly perpe
ated upon the worthy veterans and ar
-on the State. and if the lezisla'tre CC
>es not act. it mnust answer for a le
tinuance of the evils to the peo- to
e. whose money is being misappro- or
irated and criminally wasted. The se
11 provides an inrmediate remedy C!
Oich will check a large amount of et
aud this year and eventually purge ti
e rolls of the unworthy.
"The best informed veterans think a
at there ought not to be more than h2
o)ne soldier pensioners. while tl.w ti
msion roll of 1910 shows 4.SSi
ie United Confederate veterans pc
Ink that they had enrolled consid- h
bly more than half the survivors.ti
the Lost Cause in the State. Last gi
ar the State division had on its 'th
ls 2.39~-. The pension roll of t
SS6 soldiers is more than dounile
e number of comrades in United thU
ynfederate cam ps: Noth ing can - t
ore clearly demonstrate the utter ' w;
surdly-if not fraud-of the pen-, til
on roll: s
"The veterans have exposed the th
and and feel that it is now up to te
te legislsture to remove the stigma ta
td save the State money. It is sin- v
rely hoped that it will Dot adjourn ei~
ithout taking the desired action.'' or
SHOT WRONG ONE FIRST. Bl
Man Murders a Girl and Then He
Cornmits Suicide. tl
Driven to desperation. J1. W. Pow-1 d
. of Buchanan. Va.. Monday kill
I his sweetheart. Miss Maude West.
Syears old, and then turne! the
otgun on himself and ende-.i his
The double tragedy was ttinrbt
have been cause'd by je.t.sv.
owell. 28 years of age, called u:"mn b
iss West Sunday nIght and whilet
:the home met another young h
an. He was heard to make thos.at'j
he was leavinz.
While the younfg woman -.tas (on
er way to a mail box to pos a let-t
'r Poweal. who was in hidin-t on
te side of the road. jump"d frow
clump of butshes and openri fire
a her with a shotgun. He empi~d
to loads in her body and ths' plwc
I the wen-"n to his head and Glre'.
-en found both of them were..4
lour Sent to China.
Ten thousand sacks of flour w--re
'rhised in Chi"cago Thursday b'
to Koe~ni:. of N.-w Yo'rk. to be' sent -
>r the reli.ef of the famine s~'.'- hb
-In CThina. The t4m:r is the eon- g
'ibution of the subhscribe'rs of The -
'ritian Heralid. The flour will bey
'nt to Seattle. wh.-ne" it will :'
arried frete of charge' on the l'nit.al
"'es transport 'Buford to Chint
Killed for Mistake.
.'king Mirs. is..r"t Bondl if he mi,::ht l
e her after th.. show cost IEarl ..
one. of Canton. 0.. his life in t'n
rCity. Ind. The remrark wasoni
cSard by the young woman's fath-I
-and a fi~t followed. PBefore he
ed Robe said he mistook Mirs.p
nd for som.' one' -'se. The gir!'s
The waste basket is a potent fa
ar in keepin:: up the standard of lit
'ales of the deadI oflieer were held I
aturday aftern~oonl. The board! ofn
olice commissone'rs and the polie
re will aitend in a body. A se
'ted s'j':ad of ponhee will act as
."eres w ble interment will he I
crmpanied by Mlasonic rites.
PublIic subscript ions to a fund to
mploy a Pinkerton deterti'e has
notnted to hundreds of dollars al
ady and is growing hourly. *.
fOLDS HER OWN
iadesten Keeps Her Eight Wmhers
and Coltton Lowes One.
HOW IT FIGURES OUT
fter Long Fight the Reapportion
ment Bill Was So Amended as to
Prevent the Loss of One Memtwr
by Charleston at the Expense ofi
Charleston retains her el:ht rep
sentatives in the House of Rep
'sentatives undcr the provisions of
te amended reapportionment il. 1
issed in the Senate Frid.ty night
d adopted later in the House. This 1
ided the most persistent 11cht. ex
nding over several days. hat the
nate had and Is all the more sig
ficant. inasmuch as the llouse
issed tne original bill with no
The Senate adopted the non(I
ent of Sen:'to'r Sinkler Friday night
vin; Charleston eight instead of
-ven representatives. as the bill at
-st provided, and giving Colleton
.o representatives. Instead of three.
originally inserted into the bill
d as Colleton now has.
In the battle for reapportionment
this session Senator Robert Lide.
Orangeburg. was the leader. ana
is owing to his untiring efforts
at the measure finally passed the t
He was helped by other Senators.
th no ill-feehng toward Colleton t
unty. Senator Sinkler. when he t
und that Charleston should. be
use of the annexation of a part of
>lleton. retain her present repre
tation. came to the rescue and
It so happened that when the re
Iportonment bill was made up.
iarleston. because of the smallness t
the fraction of proportionate in
bitants. after the seven representa
.es had been accorded, was not en
:-d to another representative. This
! (brlekon femn eiht to seven. -
Py the nntxation of 1.a's R rn
id Collins townshivs. former!v in
yleton. to Charleston county. Char
eton c-ined o;..44 inh-bitants. Ie- C
re this Charleston's fraction waIs
ly 3.047. with a representation of
ven. Adding the two townships
iarieston's fraction would be 9.4k-1.
titlinr her to another representa
r. Colleton. on a populatien of
I.9.. had tw-o representatives and
fration of 10.948. which wo':ldl
ve given her another representa
Taking away the two township's
pulation. namely. 6.444. Colleton
Ls two representatives and a frne
3n of only 4.564. not e-nouzh to
ve her another renresentative. She
zs loses one. as Colieton now has
TiIs state of affairs was called to
e attention of the Senate by Sena
r Sink ler and r. fi-:ht of three (lays
as then had on the hill. The ques
an arose as to whether the censusK
ould be adopted as it stood before
e annexation, or should the new I
tritory he added to Ch'rleston anid
ken from Colleton. The Seniate
ited 20 to 6 to give Charleston h.er
ght representatives and Co!!tn
1y two. The six negative votes in
uded Ackerman. of Colleton:
lack of Bamber;: Earle. of Oconee:
reen of Marlboro. and Summers.
The Senate adopted the bill with
eC Sinkler arrendm'-nt inserted:
erein. Charleston's population un
tr the census was given at SS.594
n the county.
The bill as an;pted reads:
"Setion 1. That for the nurpose
the apportionment of representa
ves in the House of Re resen-atives
nong the several enunti.-s in the~
ates. the enumieration of the ini
bitants of th.e several counties by
'e l'nited States census of 19 is..j
reby a'on'ed as a true' and cor
"Seton 2. That, until the nlext
rtiortnment. the reurese-ntation o
-several counties sha!l te as fo:-i
e's: Ahhevill'. 2: Aik~'n. 2: Au
ar..on. 6: lhamberr. 2: ltur'w--11.
cauferin. 2: Bte-rkeley. 2: ('alhoin.'
:Charleston. Ct: Cherokee. 2: Ch'-s
-.2: Chesterfield. 2: Clarendon. 2:
an'e.. 2: D-trlinzieon. 3: 1ill1o..
Dorehnsteri. 1: F.di'-field. 2:Fa
tid. 2: Florence. ..: G..nreetown.I
:Greenville. A: Grennut'od. 3
anpton. 2: H~orry. 2: K.-rshaw. 2:
ancasert. 2: 1 *'renlS. '': too. 2:
exntn :Mro.2:M:r r.
:Nwher-v. 2: Ocon-*. 2:Oran y
urg. .-: Pi--kens. 2: Richland. -~:
ad.2: Spinrtanburr. -: Sumter.
: n 'ion. 2: WVit liamshn:rg. 2. and'
--ecion 2. Th' t is a:':ort im.
lent shall not tak.. t~ct unti! lhe
ext suceedttg general el~ction ''
The folinvina couin'i gc4~n on
,resetai'.. each: .\nderson.
e-nv'!!'. 1:10o . Oran'geb''rt. Rich -
m,' and S'arntanburin.
The fo!!nwingt to?-' one. nach: .\ik -
n. erkel-r. i'.:ufort. Ch-.-r. Fair -
o.I and Colleton.
When the hill wont bacik to the
loose Friday nicht a ie 'iht n
recipitted on the chana'-.
Ho use Concuars.
Afr so"me discussion thes Hos
nerred in the Senate amendme-nt
y the fo!!owing vote:
on con-:!rncfl in Senate amend
lent: Messrs. Ashl-'y. Beit. ite
hoa. Blook'r. Rtowers. 12cntan.
:yd. Conanr. Cour..nr.i. Drumt
ond. Farle. E'wards. E I. and
on. 'Morl.-ins. ltor!!.oekt. It-nter. IH t
.ee. Lel:nd. 'tarill. Mlil ler. Mette
10wr. m. A. ()dom. Riley. R L.
hier. C P iith. Todd. 1-ander
borst. V:nen-. Wingard. Wyche and
-:uman5. Total. 41.
ains concurene in Senate.
MAY RUSH TO WAR
IEL.ATIONS TO It-SSI.A AN
CHINA ARE STRAINED.
Runsian Troop. A-e to be Dispatch<
to, the Chinee Frontier to Scai
A dispatch from London says 11
rel-ttions of Russia and China a
<trained to the breaking point. Ru
zia Thursday notified the gover
:nents of Great Britain. France at
1ermany of her intention to make
:nilitary demonstration on the Ru
ro-Chinese frontier owing to China
'ersistent violation of the St. Peter
)urg treaty of ISSI.
Russian troops will be sent fort
sith to the district of Ili. The e
ent of 1e demonstration. it is sai
Ldded in the diplomatic note will d
end entirely upon the attitude a
umed by China.
The vital questions involved a
ree trade in Mongolia. the extr
erritorial rights of Russians in Ch
in and the establishment of a Ru
:ian consultate at Koebdo. Mot
There have been rumors recent
>f an intention by Russia to brir
ressure to be',r upon* China b
-ause of alleged violations of tI
lusso-Chinese treaty. That the si
tation was acute. however, has bee
lenied both by the Chinese foreig
ioard and the Russian legation
It has been admitted that ther
vere differences in the interpreu
ions of the international agreemer
nade at St. Petersburg and Pekin
rhe treaty adopted in ISSI expir<
his month and It has been reporte
hat China was unwilling to rene
t. at least not un'il certain nodi*
ations have been made.
The changes have been close
uarded by both powers and wh2
tage the negotiations have reacht
vas not Indicated until yesterda
rhen the St. Petersburg Gazette at
iounced that an important confe
nce had been held at the war mil
stry to consider *China's persistet
louting of treaty stipulations."
The province of Ili, to which Ru
ian troops will be sent. lies in tb
orthern part of the Chinese empir
.y a provision of the Russo-Chines
re-ity of ISS1 the wectern portia
f Ili is incorporated with lussla I
rder to serve as a place of esta;
ishnient for the inhabitants of Ru
ia. who. having adopted Russia
ependerce. had to abandon th
ands which they possessed there.
DETAILS OF EASLEY KILLING.
Ain Fletcher. Slayer of Harra
Goodson. in Jail.
Tuesday night, at the Easley Co
on Mill. in the town of Easley. 01:
letcher killed Harrall Goodso,
'rem what can be learned it seen
hat several boys were sitting on tl
-hurch steps at the mill, about
'clock. Olin Fletcher walked up;
he boys and asked Luther Norris f<
Scigarette. Norris gave it to hir
Con.' of the boys had a match. 0!
letcher. seeing Ben Harris comir
lown the street, asked Harris for
nach. Harris pulled a pistol out
iis pocket and said: "This is tI
tind of match I will give you." Ha
-is put the pistol back in his pocke
Fetcher then pulled the pistol o'
>f Harris-s pocket and began to slit
t around. It was discharged and tl
'ullet struck Harrall Goodson ar
te was killed almost instantly. Th<
vere young men about 20 years
te and unmarried. Fletcher w;
"uht ahoust four miles from (1
cene of the killing and is new in ja
he coroner h.'ld an inquest, and
s satid a motive for the killing w
lRG L.A RS TOltT1.'RE VICTIM1.
inge His Hair andl Blistered H
Face to Get Money.
Tort::re by fire was resorted to
:o burglars who broke into t1
rooms of Joseph Wishnock. a cobbi
n Wiliamsiburg. N. Y.. Wednesd;
n thoir determination to make hi
evatl the hiding place of his' piti!
mall hoard of savinus. It was n
un'il1 the men had burned off Wis
::oks heatrd and hair and had blib
er- his Tace and neck that he to
hat hiis small st--re of $12 was hi
en in the mattress on which hts t(
turers had hinm pinned down. At
hosil where the cobbler had t
.ainfu;l but not fatal httrns dress
he ientified two youne men whc
h.- polie.- arr,'stedl as thet pair w
h.:d nct ured and roh'ned hinm.
Quits the IRace.
JTohn Kelth. a white fartmcr livi
f ur muiles w.-'- of Marion. ro
v shoot im: himse..lf through th -he
with ~ .ito!. \1r. Keit h was abc
1'. '.::rs of ac.' and no cautsee
h. assizn&'d for his rash d.'ed.
both his h--aith and finances wi.
n ::ood shaip' lie is surviv-.!
hre'. sisters and one brother.
Tndei in Cotton (Crop.
or.-e. .t c-< the Indian cotton er
for ifl M' I pla'es the y',old at s-a
pe etbelow tha: of the precedi
amendment: Speraker Smith. Arn~o
:.-amuuard. itrice. Blutier. Ca
Cander. Daniel. Davis. Dixcon. T
Vs.'. Gasqute. Graham. Hamilt.
Ketchin. Mc~T'town.. McQu:een. M:
rel. M:-tres. Mitchumn. Nunne
Sad.rs. Scot. C T 'Muler. D7.
-s nis vote Charleston retai
her eight members and Collot
KILLED BY REGULARS
MEXICAN SOLIIERt G'ILTY OF
,d Four Old Men Were Shot to Death
and RebeLs Wanted to Kill Sol
dier Found Wounded.
e in a recent ftht near Mulata.
Me exico. betwetn federals and the .
- surrectos under General Ortega. in
which the former were rorced to re
treat. an Associated Press correspon
s- dent was with the insurrectos. Tht.
s bodies of the four old r.nn-combat
s- ants whose deaths are laid to the
federals were found in a farm house
They were Eurevio de La Cruz.
Cruz Samaneijo. I)h-cederio Garrasco
and Mlatlas Carrasco. One of the
men was 90 years old, another was
blind and another a cripple. All
*e were white hair.ed. Next morning
the insurrectos foind these old nte~i
with their hands tied b.hind their
backs lying riddled with bullets. One
was slashed across the face by a
.z-veral Americans viewed tho bod
les. photos were taken and seve-ra!
si:ned an affidavit describin; the in
_ cident. This sworn statement will
be sent to Washington.
A dramatic incident followee the
Lt discovery of the four murdered men.
A government soldier had been
, found lying wounded in the field.
e He had been cared for and fed.
When the murdered men were found
several insurrectos made a rush for
the plaza in 3Mulata to get revenge
41 by killing this wounded soldier. In
the crowd was a son and a nephew
. of one of the aged martyrs.
T ik'- C-ary me.n th''v ran yellin
v into the plaza and dra-ged the sol
Lt dier into the street. Many argued
d against him. but others maddened
by the sight of the butchered old
men drew their pistols and declared
they would kill any men that tried
to stop them. At that moment Or
. tego. the insurrecto commander. rode
into the plaza and called a halt.
"My children," he said. "1 hate
e had a home laid in ruins r.Z a wife
and babies driven naked and starr
ing into the hills, and I am not
ready to kill an unarmed wounded
The rare faded from the eyes of
the crowd and only one. the son.
stepped forward to take the soldier's
life. Crtega drew his pistol. "It
e would break my heart to have to kiP
a comrade.'' he said, "but we shall
not i-e morderers.''
The wo':n.led soldier was picked
up. nunibling his praises in terror.
11 and removed to a shanty.
In the two days' battle the feder
'is lost ten to twenty men and tho
pronunciades lost one man killed
n and one wounded. The dead man.
I Hilario Sanchez. was shot while bat
terinz in the door of a house with
ethe Scotchman. F. S. icCombs. to
9 et at a srluad of soldiers.
PARD)ON MII.L STILL GitlND)IN.
n Govecrnor Blease Pardton% Two Isfe
a Term Prisoner".
Two prisoners serving life sen
e- tences at the State penitentiary were
rpardoned Thursday by Governor
A . pardon was granted to Duncan
0. Grant. a white man. formerly of
e the Stata of Florida. who was con
d vieted in 19er, on the charge of kiil
'ing W~alker Swett. In M1arlboro
county. There were several petitions
'presented to Governor Ansel for the
e :'ardon of Grant. Governor Ansel
-1 refused all petitions. and Governor
B lease actin'- on the old petitions and
Sletters granted a pardon.
Mfary Fair. a Laurens county ne
gress. was given her freedom by Gov
ernor Please. She was convicted in'
1897 on the charge of killing He-n
i.tta Sullivan. and upon re-commen
dation of the mercy of the Court
was sentenceri to life imp~rieonment.
She was refused a pardon by Go"
lN-ath Separate" Them.
mAt Florence. C'olo.. Mirs. Franc:s
SEsper. 1i0S years of a::e. said to be
at the oldest woman in Colorado. di:-d
-in th' amxs of h*'r 11 I-year-old hus
h 1and Thutrsl:"y night from hurns re
1ceived when her clothine caught fir"
_from an open grate. Mir. and .\rc
r- sper has been married 91 years
5,Three Trains ('rash.
,d Ten persons were killed in a
m wreck caused hi double 'ella-b:
ao near Paris France. Wednesd t.. ni-nnt
on the wr-st.-rn sec-tion of th': S'a
railroad when e'press.-s for P'arb
and ltre's: dashed -simultanleou-l:
into a freight train which w- :ein
siderrack.ed. 'The wr-- :" 2i'm
inte'!y c3aght fire.
at Stoirm in New% York
On.' death and fift*--n injiurie:
asfr'-m th. snow and n-b,'t s'orm wh:cll
-eh " ben ra:n- over N.'w York for
bthxe pas.t tn-nty-four heeur-'. A voixa.
woman.r crossing Fif:1h -avenue,. xn th
hliinia storm. wa&s ki!!ld by~ an a
tom"obil'. The i st of injured show--'
eih boe arms aind three brokx
Find1% a Mate.
a Oscrar Krauxs. of Pomona. K-in., th'
--Kansas giant.' has decided that h
does not want a job on any Doic
force. as was his ambition. .\r
Kraus. who is seven fe.-. four inche:
tall. has fou:nd a mat., a yo'xng lad!:
of L on-ten. Kan.. who is six fet
five inches tall h rs.-f.
rt. 54ealdedu to 1)eath.
L. Aft-'r strikinz a feliow wor'
>n. on the hea.d with a s-hov.-. ;09.
Gotch. of Sharon. Pa; . l:e.ed in'- :
rscinder pit filled with boilin': wate!
on and was scaldedi to death. TMt at
HITS THEN HARD
A Republican Senator Talks Out P!ainly
on the Race Qestion
THE NORTH HYPOCRdTE
in O(ppm.ing Aienulment to Reolu
tion for Direct Election of United
States Senators. 1B'rah 3aintazn.,
Treatment Accorded Ne;ro in
North No Better Than in South.
That prejudi.t' a :irst the negro
is just as intens.. in the North as in
the South and th:.: the North ;plays
the hypocrite in itz :ontentions to
the contrary. was b.,d;y and :!autly
'sserted in the Senate Thursday 5y
- Re;,ublican Senator.
Senator !:orah. of id:aho. w:ts the
s.eaker. Mis deilarations r---r-li.
he ne.ro were' M..de At the eose' -;i
a prolonged speech. in opposition to
the Sutherland anendnent to the
Senate resoli:tion providing for the
--ction of Senators by popul:r vote.
The ae~dmct no n-.ha-o tf
f.-e ofgivn~rCon.<r--ss control of
Mr. Borah's pronouncement on
the race question was made in re
sponse to the recent assertion of
Senator Root. that without the Suth
erland provision the resolution would
deprive the Southern negroes of Fed
eral protection in the exercise of the
franchise.. Mr. [torah dissented
from the New Yorker's view. and in
doing so used languaige which chec
ited conzratulations fiom many Sen
"r. b rn o-t;-ndont3 '
,folution stands. ns ihtuig:
gives State lezislatures control of
Senatorial elections. Congress would
still ha%-- the right to interfere in
protecting any citizen whose right of
franchise had been interferred with.
The Idaho Senator expressed deep re
ret that the race question had been
brought into the controversy and as
serted that its introduction was in
tended only to imperil the resolution.
**I wonder how long the North is
going to play the hypocrite and the
moral coward on this question ?"
said Mr. Horah. and added that that
section always had a-v.uned .ore
.visdom and mor.- toler"!'-.;n On ::a
.nr with this preb!ai thn hid b--en
displiyed elsewh're. 1i, insisted
that a call of the rol! o" the North
orn State in wli'ch there ,is ansy
aprecinble number of n.-cces. wou!d
s'ornstrate that the North had rot
dealt more ienient!y with the nezro
han had )ther seetion-z.
"Th Northern Stat.'s havo exhin
ited the s:in-e rnc- ;)71-1-d(W- th:at
'tas been shown lsewher-. ' h.- *s
erted. "In the North w-: bnrn the
negro at the stak" and there. as in
*her s-cions. we have our rate
wars. We 'ush our nezrcc- to the
v-ter &re of thie indtustrial wor.'.
We exhih!t the sinm.' prejudi.'s. t'
same we:'kneescs, the sameinor
'nce that is apparent in the' South'
Mir. PRorah declared that if C'n
'ress had powe-r nr.der th- *'xis-in:
rovirions of the Constitut~or. 'ti nn
Congressional control over S.nato''
'al ele'-tonlS. it shoul!d hee exeris~e':.
If that r!:ht ex sts the North na.
the :reator oh!!:ation under it, b
cause it makes claitm to it. W'e
issert the power, but we .admit that
we haven't had the moral courage t;
For himsel'. he' deniezd the ex!t
nce of any such nower. andl sabi
that he resented such a f.osii!oni cc
cuse of the position in which (.>n
-ress was ptiae'ed by it. Concluding
"The nern has '.-'n us".d asa
nolitica! football 'ibout as lonn .1'
our own s'neze of d--eencv andi' '-b
W,~e should no !onzer mistrca' hi::.
hi:t we s-houl-i have the coneur'iJ
inform himt s to the' r'al s:mte
It dloes not ben.'t him: to mak" him~
h" subject of our sonhom'rie rh.-:
orie. The necro~ h's advance"d to in.
-oint where e'e well ma' i-ts
with the ;erenni' l trib'itioa. o:
sothing s' rip and :ive hinm sol:d
fod in th.- w--yv of fa'-ts. W\e Chontb
ell him tnhe truth mn- coenc"'al no~h
--The nerr !<~ ho::'enint to ,,al:,
on't the white tman of the North i
of the sin-e race asth.. wih .'ma
of th" .couth. and that in h~ Whoo
te v!i-s of domni:n -ind new't
I'should k now. wheile h:is si
:'industry :'r" beinu frzed arot.e
hr.m and wili,'co-iint:' to hold! hitn
bythe n*':ro himself. with the al
of those w ho h::v. t h.'cou:t n: 'a -
mi t .- t r-:h. wh --h is that we
have thei. pow.'r to enrn- oh
t o" I*ta u'' ~ o :i'u * tt * I:Mtt tuo'
w:dheruino-:s to th.' col'r.t, itm
-.nd deoatzn to 'h't. wh'! *','
rl r-:! to hn'- o".*ib-d o th'
Ih ruefra! o
u'o 'i'' t o Ht i ~n- .
( minor repais a' het hs an'
KILLEDI BY FAIULK
\I-RDRFR' ,' \MOVED BY TH
VICTDI'*S PLEADING WIFE.
The Young Man Drives Wagon 4
Yard Agrinat Father's Orders ai
i.% Shot Down.
With the wife of his victim clin
-ng to him and entreating him n
to shoot. and her four childr.
Itndlng by, awe-stricken witness
William Martin Lanford. a 64-yea
old Confederate veteran. early We
nesClny morning put a bullet into ti
:wart of his son. William D.-*
L.anford. 1. years old. killing hi
The son and his family lived Wi!
:he old man on a plantation on ti
Enaree river. three miles fro
Wood ru'f: Because of constai
w'k.rinzs the son had decided
:O*.e. When he came with a wag(
to rake away his household goo,
th: father bade him rot d-ire up<
the yard under pain of death. TI
ounr man l2nored the comman
and was shot through the heart.
After the killing, the old mo
mounted a mule and. with het
i-et. glancing neither to the ri.l
or left. paying no heed to the cur
otis persons who followed hit
rode to Woodruff. calmly announc(
that he had killed his son and sai
he was going to Spartanburg to su
render to the sheriff.
The train had gone and Lanfot
accordinaly went to Foster & Br
son-s store and requested Be
WeVathers. a clerk, to telephone ti
4heriff. W. J. White., to come f<
him. This was done and Lanfoi
was committed to jail late in ti
In iail he complained of begin i
and Dr. William G. Sexton wi
called and prescribed. It is report(
that Lanford is suffering from pe
lazra but the report lacks confirm,
tion. The old man said at the ja
that during the last six months I
has had 15 phys!cians treat him fN
intestinal trouble and none had bee
able to do anything for him.
Dr. Sexton said that owing to tI
darkness of Lanford's cell he ha
not noticed any skin eruptions.
there were any, but he would mal
more careful examination next da
Coroner 3. B. Turner had the i
ruest in the afternoon. Tbe're w;
dIfficulty in obtaining a jury becau!
of the 51) or 60 perr.ons called nea
-v all were related to the Lanford
The Jury finally chosen found th.
W. D. Laiford had come to his deal
by a gunshot wound at the hands <
W. M. LUnford.
The testnimony given was in effe
the same as the story given abov
There was evid'nce that Lanfo.
had consented to his son moving ar
.!id not object to his taking aw.
the furniture but ordered him no
to drive th" wagon on the yard.
FOU-ND HIMl A WIFE.
Wrote His Name on an Egg ax
('upid id the Rest.
Because an egg on whIch he h:
'vritten his name while not-king
orate for ship~ment Ea.<t r'eached i
destinat'on In a frrsh condition. E'
war.i Taylor of Alexandr~e. S. r ii
-t grocer's clerk, and M!!ss MharL r
'ravner. of Brooklyn. N. Y.
m:rried last week.
\Miss Grayner when opening tl
ner noted the name and address<
the shell, and beinr struck by rI
freshness of the morsel of food at
he oddness of the afrair, wrote
the vo-ing man, more as a joke th;
anythin.g else. TLater photograp!
w.ere exch:anged, then more noir
and finally Taylor journeyed dov
Ease to see in real life the ohje
o' his peculiar romanCe.
Things were better in real li
han on paper, and aft.'r a sho
courtship he returned to A!exandr
and the grocery store, lie (lid n
"'rite on any more ergs--he didir
have to-he was enga''d and
ilVCed the rirl and the girl loved hli
The girl was the Blrooklvn lass wl
wrr'te the joke note hecn':vo si
round a hoyish n,rme ins--ribed <
>he sh"ll of a fresh egg, Two wee:
a'ro T'-'vlor returned to Brooklyn a:
tlst week mn'rried MPss G'rayner.
His IiE ('RI'.'HEI) OIT.
.. F'bdgnr Shumate 1)ie'. of Horrill
Tn juries at Pel 'r.
Xi" J. Edg.,r Shumate. night so
.r~'nde~nt of the Mtonevnick (
MIIl. at Pe'r.. r. was horrihdy crush
au thc vy whoocl of the mi!! at
cl ock Wednes.!"y.morning. and
-n n'inek Thursday be succumb
the ri" nluries. Fire w'as discover
in the' enr'in.' room and yonng Sh
.nate w.-n down in the fly wvheol:
:o thro the la.rge drivIing 1,eit
tho who. ~ ,to .'vo it rrom the riamit
I.. ,..' ;.'.! on~ the fly wheel. whl
'e n'a-tA:n- ry was :unepe'tedt
e -rd. n he was c'aught in
-a.r . . rr:sh.-d. Shumuate n'
I o-..!iu:tedatly t his room
- '. P1 ':..t !!oe" and medicaI
monocd froma And'erson.
I Kills Wife and) Self.
A Alerdria. L.. . .tmtes 31
..d .'dnosday shot a
-d.. his wtfe and then sent a b
-thro-:zh his :emple, ki!!ing hi
ntty. Domestie infelitty
.a the c'ause. M\r. and 31l
tIM r wo--,'e !oek.ad in a roos w!
t ::dv oc'curr-d.
rehh-:s (;.. .1. WX. WXeaL
n~ ' eetr Ii! h'-alth is said to hi
LAN'I 3It JUKL
Chmp Clark tirred Up Most Unepe d
~ ed TreebL
BY JOCULAR REMARK
The Iresident ALso Takes the Matter
Seriously and Thinks it Necessa:y
to -:sue Denial of the reported
Octapus Designs of the U-nited
e SateS and Cana4a.
The semi-jocular remarks which
Champ Clark. the Democratic speak
er-to-be, made in the house darin;
h the debate on. the Canadian reci
prority to the effect that he believed
the Stars and Stripes would one day
ficat over the entire Western hemi
o sph-re. stirred up most unexpected
troth-- on Wednesd'ay.
President Taft took oc-isaion to
write to Represer.tative McCall. 'n
troducer of the reciprocity hill. a
d letter disclaiming and deprecating
n the annexation talk. and to follow it
n up with personal remarks, even
d more emphatic to his visitors. The
letter of President Taft to Mr. Mc
Cail says in part:
"This agreement, if It becomes a
'law, has no political significnee. No
d thought of future political annexa
r- tion or union was in the mind of the
negotiators on either side. Canada
is now and will remain a political
The president has made it known
e that he would like to have it under
>r stood throughout the world that his
d administration had no thought what
ever of annexatiotn when the resi
procIty scraement was aerated.
The news that Mr. Clark's allu
sions had created excitement in Can
ada and in England occasioned
-!great surprise and considerable
amusement at the capitol. The man
most surprised of all was Mr. Clark
He declared Wednesday that he
expressed his own individual opinion
and declare<that he stands pat on
e his speech. Mr. Clark's entire speech
d on reciprocity was delivered in a
half-humorous, half-taunting vein.
:e The house was in a gale of laughter
- most of the time.
In return for the laughs he was
creating at their exnense. s6me of
the Repuhlicans tried to turn the
tables on Mir. Clark by chiding him
swith the fact that he might have
Lt President Taft as an opponent for
h the Democratic nomination.
This humorous exchange reflected
the sp!rit of the debate during the
entire time. -ir. Clark was on his
- r.et. and no one gave serious con
dideration to his remarks regard
inc the possible annexation of Can
ada at some distant time.
t There was a further touch of
facetiousness to the debate when
one of the Republicans asked Mr.
Clark if he would like to be the
first president of the mnagnificei't
d T'nion he was creatinc and he re
plied. amidl bursts of laughter, that
he certainly would.
dFriends of tt rracinrocity meas
anire were inclined to take the view
athat opponents of the agreement had
simply seized on what was regarded
hero as an entirely personal and
hairmless statement to make capital
tagainst the ratification of the agree
Ottawa is Annoyed.
A dispatch from Ottawa. Ontar.
~ays there was consideraible in-erest
~nd some irritation th'.' Wednes
d iav over Champ Clark's speech. in
which he said :nat the reciprocity
,grenmnt was the first step towaro
At the opening of session of the
rhouse. Col. Sam Hughes read a
newspaper abstract of the spee'h and
ea.ked if it w.-s a fair s:atemlent of
the American attitudle and if so in
quired if the Canadian gover.nmnft
one'trs were prezared to withdraw
trom the reciproeity ng--eeenft.
Sir Wilfred Larie-r r."-dy was
noncommital. He said that the zov
ernment had no information en the
subject: that the Canadian gov.ern
me.nt had annou~nced its policy and
wo:'l not change it until it had
Vic'timf of lint suppe-r.
.\t a negro dane :* fe'w nights a.to.
near Tirzah. Will Buirnett, a ne:ro.
was shot and killed by Sam Fewelil.
e aL.o a negro. Trouble airo.:se' about
a woman. and IBarnett and Ge'O. WVebb
were fi:hting wh.'r Few'!! 'ired the
p fatal shot. Webb went to Yorkvi!le
) and told the offcers that "There
1 as a d'ad nirger out therec'- They
1w2ent to the place and found him.
a w- (can iegislate. If onplied. it will
be proven to bh- he entr*ction rule.
ed the rule for afl ofrs
) t lDocatur. Ala.. as the result of
*practical joke. Woody Kirby. an
.n em:oyee of the Louissiile and Nash
il' shop's lost his life. Kirby: and
hea man named Pigit were engau--d in
as 1 friendly scutme whle.n the latter
t trned an air-hose on Kirb'y. almo.st
t~d blowing his vitals ouit.
Physic ian Arreste'd.
D r eFOix Wilson. a p.romninent
>h- 'physician of Spartanbutrr. has ben
:d arrevsid on the charge of failing to
ni eor onta zious disease-. The came
m. n qu:etn was one of smol8'ox. and
isi sstated that two other cases haive
rs resunt:.d from coming in cor~Iaet with
en this disease.
I'pon entering a room in reenv!i.e
Wednesdiay to arrest C. W~ S'on".Y
r. pher. who had heen raisinr adiur
byanc"' in a drunken spr---. Tho:':a J