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HE DEN1S IT
Gmm Blease Sas Ccytrdkr Ge
eral is Errer.
WRS A TART [FITE
Says the Newspapers Lie So Often
Hee Lately That He )ocs Not
Notice Them Usually-Record Says
Its Statement of What Blese Said
Governor Blease said. Tuesday at
ternoon. that his positon had been
misstated in press reports regarding
his veto of the $5,000 item In the
appropriations bill for investigations
of county oMces, and he denied em
phatically that he had told the comp
troller general to go ahead ant. end I
The governor furnished for pubi
cation the correspondence on the
subject Tuesday betwecn himself and
the comptroller general, which ex
February 28. 1911.
Ron. A. W. Jones. Comptroller Gen
Dear Sir: I notice by the pape
(which lie so often here lately, tha
I do not notice them usually- that
it was stated that I said for you f,
go ahead In your investigations and i
spend the five thousand dollars which
were provided by the act of the leg-!
islature, and which Item was vetoed
I hereby most positively say to
you. not to expend that money. I
made no such agreement. and if so
understood by you, you were certain
ty badly mistaken. I thought It was
a needless appropriation and cut it
out, and stand by it.
Cole L. Blease, rzovernor.
February 28. 1911.
To His Excellency. Hon. Cole L
Blease. Governor. Columbia. S. C.
Dear Sir: Your letter of the 28th.
in reference to the veto of the $5,009!
appropriation for Investigation by
me, or under my direction, has been
Whie the newspaper statement
was somewhat inaccurate I under
stood you to suggest that I borrow
such funds as should be necesa r
to make needed Investigations, and
ask the legislature at its next ses
sion to provide for the payment of
the loan. I then realized that the
law required me to condne my ex
penditures to such appropriations as
have been made by law, and then de
termined. as now advised by you. not
to borrow such money in violation
of law, or exceed the appropriations
placed at my disposal.
A. W. Jones,
The paragraph which caused the
governor to write as above to the
comptroller general was as follows:
"Governor Blease vetoed the item1,
In the appropriation bill authorizing1
the comptroller general to expend
$5.000 In examining county offces.
but he has since told the comptrol1ler
genefal to go ahead and spend this
amo'unt. If so much s"-uld he neces
say. Comptroller ,,neral Jones
baa, however, declined emphaticaly
to follow this course, since the legis-'
Iture sustained the governor's veto.'
Wednesday afternoon The Record
said: "Comptroller General Jones
did not volunteer to the press the
nforms.on which The Record pub
lshed In the Issue of Monday refer-;
ring to this matter but the facts as
to what had passed between the gov
ernor and the comptroller genera?.
concerning what is an offcial and'
public matter, were ascertamned by
The Record of its own motion, and
the statement published In this pa
per on atonday stands as substantial-,
ly correct, the governor having pro-.
posed, and the comptroller general
having declined, to proceed without:
the appropriation vetoed by the gov-.
FAINTS IN THE OrRT ROOMl.
.go eapses When He Is en
tenced for Life.
The Charleston Post say; when
Judse Gary pronounced a life sen-.
tence upon Simon Green. the negro
who shot and killed Roy Miaultsby
near Burton's lumber mills. Green
fainted dead away In the court
room, causing a sensation among the
gpectators, especially among these'
of African ancestry. Green Is trie
third negro who has received a life
sentence this term of court for slay
lg a fellow being. His connel.
Attorney Toblas, contemplated mak
ing a motion for a new trial, but
abandoned It. and today Green wazs
brought into the court room to bec
sentenced for life, as he had been
found guilty of murder with recoin-.
m..dation to mercy. He stood up 'o
receive h. sentence In the prison
er's doek. andi when Judge Gary fin
ished speaking the words that meant
a life term for him. Green fell for
ward to the floor of the court room,
upon his face, and lay motionless.
John Wheatley. who was convict
ed of shooting Conductor Joe Brun
son on the Southern railway between
Spartanburg and Asheville. and who
has escaped twice, was Wednesday
brought back to Spartanburg from
Atlanta where he went after making
his last get-a-way.
Grudge Causes Tragedy.
At Diana. Giles county. Tennessee.
Tuesday morning. Dr. George Lowe
was shot in the head and killed by
Squire Will W. Collins. who was hin
self shot in the left arm by the doc
tor. An old grudge is given as the
ase of the tragedy.
MAS NOT FOR SAE
BRYAN REFUSE ONE MILLIO
The Story of the Offer. Which Wj
Made Long Ago. Has Just Bee
Printed in Onmba.
William J. Bryan got an offer
a bribe of $1.000.000 while a men
ber of congress. according to a stor
printed Wednesday in the Omab
World-Herald. The offer. it is sai4
was made during the Cleveland at
ministration. At that time he wa
one of the committee on ways an
The proposal was that Mr. Brya
should not bring in a m!nority rq
port on the bill to issue $150.000.00
of bonds payable in gold. princip;
The article gives no intim3tion a
to whence the bribe offer came. Tb
story is credited to a former banke
of Lincoln. Neb.. who has since die
in substance the story is this:
The banker. while in Washingto
visiting J. Sterlin; Morton. then se<
retary of agriculture. and Mr. Br%
an, was approached by two mez
whc-se names are not given, and wa
ofhewed $30.000 if he would obtai
Bryzn's consent to kill the minorit
report on'the bill which was the
pending. He was authorized to offe
Mr. Bryan $1.000.000 for the sex
If Bryan refused but would agre
to absent himself when the bill cam
p for debate Bryan was to receiv
300.000. The banker refused. bu
later saw the same two men talkin:
with Bryan. Two hours later Brya:
cold the banker that be had been o1
tered a bribe of $1,000.000 and ha,
"They offered me a bribe of $1,
00.000 not to bring In a minor!t
report on that gold bond issue.
old them to go to whoever sent ther
mnd tell then there is not mone
enou.h in Wall stre.t to buy me.
ryan is cr:dited with saying.
iave no love for the money itsell
Vy salary supplies my very simpi
wants. I do not know what I woul
to with the money. It is not th
.emptation to me that it would b
o many men and I deserve no cred!
or refusing it."
CHILD DIES FROM INJURY.
ks Result of Being Struck by a Doc
The States says Murdock Camp
ll. son of Rev. J. A. Campbell. die
ruesday afternoon at the Columbi
sospital as the result of an automo
Aie accident. .Murdock. who is si:
rears of age. ,.as struck by a ma
rhine driven by Dr. Jos. J. Watsoz
rhe accident occurred last Monda
norning on the Camden road unde
-ather peculiar cIrcumstances and a
:he tIme was not considered serious
The boy was swinging behind
agon and did not hear the a;
proach of the automobile. As h
Iropped off and darted to one side o
:he road he was struck by the ma
:hine. Dr. Watson. who states tha
e was running at a very moderat
rate of speed. at once stop'ped an'
had the boy taken to the hospital.
It was not until Tuesday mort
ig that dangerous symptoms a;
eared and an examination showed
concussion of the brain. The littl
boy is a son of Rev. J. A. Campbel:
well known Methodist minister. Di
Vatson was exonerated from al
blame for the accident.
BURGLARS MAKE RICH HAULS.
Net $30.000 From Jewel Robberic
A series of robberies, ending wit
the burtlary at the home of Mn
Roger Whinfield. at Sea Breeze. Fla
Thursday night. is estimated to hav
nettl a gang of burglars more tha
50.00 in gems and other jewelry
A~ccording to the report of Mrs. Whiz
eld. jewelry valued at $25.000 wa
secured from her home. including
pearl brooch and two diamond pet
dants worth $!0.000.
This robbery followved the rohhin
rof the homes of E. IT. HoTt chkiss ther
and J. D. Price. at Ormond. The ra
:ort to the police shows that at cac
place jewels valued at $t5.00C wer
All the houses were entered in 'h
same manner. throu-h unlocked ui
per windows, and the robberies at
elieved to be the work of the sam
rang. There are no clues to the burt
RAILIt()AD A' ClPENT.
One Snitchmuan Killed and Ono We
The Evening Post says Robe1
Tanner. of No. 11 Blake street.
switchmau of the Charleston Term
nal Company, was killed Wednesda
morning shortly before six o'cloci
and Gus ". Zander. of No. 46 Drab
street. another switchman,. was i
lured, when a tender of engine Na
S. on which they were riding. jum:
ed the track. The engine was hacd
ing. and the switchmien were stan4
in on the running hoard of the tel
der. when the jolt came, and the
were thrown off. Tanner falling
front of the tende'r. and being ru
over, receiving injur~es that cause
his death later, while Zander wa
bruised and bones in a leg broke:
Enginer's Head ('rushed.
When a trestle gave away Thur
day on the Shenandoah Iron & Co
company's narrow gauge railro:
near LIbherryv Furnace. Shenandot
county Va.. Engi:neer Jatnes Hine
sk'ull was crushed. Hie died instan
ly. F'ireirnan Thomas Fultz s4.fer4
a broken leg. His head was cut, b
he prhahiv will :ecOVer.
Seate esoution for Dirrect EkCtiou of
VOTE WAS VERY CLOSE
The Proposed Amendment 'to the
- Federal Constitution Providing for
a the Election of Senators by the
Peop:' Falls Four Votes Short of
S the Necesary Two-thirds.
The United States Tuesday defeat
a ed the resolution proposing an
amendment to the Constitution so
as to provide that Senators be elect
ed by direct vote of the Deo;ple. A.;
s brave light had been made by the
e supporters of the measure. as was
r indicated by the vote. Fifty-four
I Senators stood for the resolution and
thirty-three against it.
1I Though this division showed so
large a majority of the Senate LO
favor popular elections. yet the num- t
ber was not sufficient. .> four. to
5 carry the measure, which required
a a two-thirds vote for its passage.
r Immediately after the reading of'
I the Journal the popular election res
r olution was taken up under unani
- mous consent. granted last week.
So long had the resolution been
before the Senate. and so carefully
ahad the membership been canvassed;
by its supporters and its opponents..
t that it was recognized from the mo
ment the qr etion was brought up
that it wou:. go down in defeat.
- Nevertheless, there was a large at
tendance on the Iloor.
Though it had been understood
that debate would be nhut off on the
measure when called up. Senator Ba
con, who determinedly has opposed
the resolution as it was altered un
der the Sutherland amendment.
placing control of the elections in
I the hands of Congress, yet hoped to
. have an amendment adopted that
might render the measure acceptaole r
I to some of the Southern Senators. e
The Georgia Senator's effort was
to provide that the final supervision
of the elections should apply only in
those States wherein the Legisla
tures have failed to designate the
manner and method of holding the
elections. Vice President Shermrn
ruled that the Bacon amendment
w2s out of order and the ca! was c
Though, as indicated. it was prac- t
tically a foregone conclusion that the.,
resolution would fail to get a two- t
thirds vote. the roll-call was followed 1,
with the deepest interest. Fcr a mo- b
ment it was thousht that calculations
would be upset. for when Senator c
Gallinger's name was reached his k
answer was 'aye." Looks of sur- c
prise were exchanged by many Sen-e
ators. for there is no more invet-t
rate enemy to the resolution thant
the New Hampshire Senator.
-The roll-call: Yeas. Bailey. Bev
eridge. Borah. Bourne. Blradley.:
Briggs. IBristow. Brown. Burkt. AL
Clark. of Wyomin'r: C'lark, of Arkan-t
sas: Cullerson. Cullomn. ('umminns.t
Curtis. Davis. Dix'on. Du Pont. F'rye.t
Gamble. Gore. Gronna. Gugi:enheim. 1
Jones. LaFollette. 'McCumber. Mar
tin. Neison. Newlands. Nixon. Over-t
man. Owen. Paynter, Perkins. Piles.t
Rayner. Shively. Simmons. Smith. of
-Maryland: Smith. of Michigan:
Smith. of South Carolina: Stephen
son. Stone. Sutherland. Swanson.
Taylor. Thornton. Warner. Watson.
Nays: Bacon. -Bankhead. Brande-I
gee. Bulkeley. Burnham. Burrows. I
Crane. Ptepew. Dic-k. Dillinghamu.
Hale. Hecyburn. .Johnseton. V"-.n.
Lony. Lorimer. Money.; Oliver, Pai' t
Penrose. Percy. Richardson. Root.
Scott. Smnoot, Taliaterro. l'illman.
Warren. Wetmore. Yeas. 5 4: nays.
There were four absentees. Sena
-~tors Aldrich. Frazier. Crawford and
Terrell. Had they been present. Mt.
Terrell. it was - announce'd. would
have voted against :he resolution and
Mr. Frazier for it. For Mr. Aldrich,.
o annoutncemnent was made. Later
Mr. Crawford ,'leared on the fl'izr
and exiaiined that he had eversl yt
and then made the additional an
jnouncement of a street car delay.
HIs vote, he said, would have b--en
Senator Borah. who has led the
advocates of popular elections.
hough disappointed in the resu it.
was not discouraged. On the con
trary. he felt that the vote plainly
indicated the growinr popularity of
the measure. The Senator said:
"While 1 wouldi like mutch to have
had four more votes. y'et T am gai
s, 1d with the results. When it is
deonstrated that the Senate stands3
wthin four v-otes of two-thirds. it i
tcertain that the real fight is no'. over.
"The resolution will 1. intro
-duced again at the first ses.sion o~
Conress. regular or extra, and ursged
.unremittingly. The friends of the
e measure may rest assured that ine
-mater will not be permitted to be
fogotten. Tne next Con::rm. 1n
-my .'udgment. will pass favorably (on
- Died! From Bite.
v At Lebanon. Pa., Miss .ELi~e LU~ht.
n agd ,4. died of '-oo. < Po;ifni .s
n a 'esult of be'ing bitten in tl a wri.-t
d and neck by an insane foreign wo
sS man whom she was nursing. She
1. 'died in great agony.
One Killed in Wreck.
-IAn extra Rock Island train. lo.ad
l jed with western homeseekers w---ra~
dinto a ditch thiree mtiles east of -len,
hnigs. Kan.. Mondasy mornirng. C.
5' W. \'anClear... an eamigratnt ;passe:
dinstantly killed. HiLs son, on- t-e
tt same seat with lirn. escard~ ein
GIVEN HIS SEAT
LORIMER IS SAV.ED BY ELEVEN
rhirty-five Republicans Also Voted
For Him. Which Gave Him % Ma
jority of Six.
The United States Senate Wednes
lay. by a vote of 44 to 40. sustained
Xillian Lorimer's title to a seat for
he- State of Illinois. defeating the
-esolution of Sen:xtor. Beveridge de
-laring him not legally elected a
nember of the senate.
The following iepablicans voted
Iradley. Brandegee. Briggs.
u rkeley. Burnham. Burrows, Car
er. Clarke of Wyoming, Crane. Cul
on. Curtis. Depew. Dick. Dilling
iam. Dupont. Flint. Frye. Gallinger.
anble. Guggenheim. Hale. Hey
urn. Kean. McCumber. Nixon. Oil
-er. Penrose. Perkins, Piles. Rich
Lrdson. Scott. Smoot. Stephenson.
Varren and Wetrnore.-35.
The following Democrats voted for
Bailey. Bankhead. Fletcher. Fos
r. Johnston. Paynter. Simmons.
tmith of Maryland. Thornton. Till
nan and Watson.-1.
The following Republicans voted
Beveridge. Borah, Bourne. Bris
ow, Brown. Burkett, Burton. Clapp.
rawford. Cummins, Dixon, Groana,
ones. LaFollette, Lodge. Nelson.
age. Root. Smith of Michigan, Suth
rland. Warner and Young.-22.
The following Democrats voted
Bacon. Chamberlain. Clarke ot
Lrkansas. Culberson. Davis, Gore.
artin. Money. Newlands. Overman.
)wen. Percy. Raynor. Shively, Smith
f South Carolina, Stone. Swanson
Aldrich, Frazier and Terrell did
ot vote. Senator Lorimer did not
'ote because of his interest -in the
ase and Senator Tallaferro was in
Is seat but did not respond to his
ame. The vote of Senator Cullom.
fr. Lorimer's colleague. from 1111
ols, was awaited with great inter
st. Both sides challem him. He
oted for Lorimer.
AFTER ALNY, MANY YEAR&
'he South may be Paid for Ctton
Slezed During War.
The friends in Congress of the
laimants of cotton seized by the
'ederal Government under the "Cap
ured and Abandoned Property Act."
rhen hostilities had ceased. are In
he nearest way to accomplishing the
ng delayed act of restitution that
as ever been approached.
Time after time a committee of
ne house or the other of Congress
as reported favorably on these
laims. only to be blocked by the oth
r house. Now it appears that the
wo houses are agreed that it is time
hat this money should be restored to
ts rightful owners.
Wednesday the conferees of the
wo houses of the committees on re
ison of the laws agreed upon the
artlett amendment to consolidate
h- Acts respectin:: war claims, so
hat the proceeds of r'otton seized
ndr the 'Tapturedl and Abandoned
'roptry Act." now in the treasury
.s a trust fund, might be restored
o those who submitted their claims
o the Court of Claims, with proper
-vidence. without being required to
rove loyalty. The fund amounts to
;4.6.71. of wh!.ch South Carolina
'laims are $4 22.547.
COTTON BOLL WEEVIL
'gures Showing How Destructive
The Montgomcry Advertiser says
o show the damage the boll weevil
an do once he opens his campaign
gair.st the cotton fields of a State.
e print the following figures re
ently compiled in Mississippi:
County. 1910. 1907.
dams....... .. 1.02(1 20-4:55
.m.e.. .. .. .. 3.45 25.567T
taihrne. .. . ...4.99 24.13
ranklin.. .. .-..1.230 15,045
eerson.... -...-....4'4 22,955
Incon.... . ... . ......192.1
'ke. .... . . .. . ." 24f7
arren. .. .. ...6.20 19.002
Vilkerson. .. .. ..1.63 23.125
allabush. . . -9.; 16;.265
There Is no sermon against the
>ol weekil so eloquent as these few
itures. They show conclusively that
to time should be lost by the people
f Alabama in pre'paring to fight the
reevil this year.
TWO CONVI(CTE) OF MURDER
)ne Without. Othier With Recomn
memixltion to Mercy-Negroes.
A* d'iatc'h from Thffn'-y says:
?eti<.bing out for a day and a night
nte cas againee:t Arthur Curry.
Lutner Curr'y. two negroe, and Jim
laye~s. a white man. charged with
:he mrder of Robe~crt Davidson. a
white uan, on Thankscivinlg day, the
inry brought in the foliowing verdict
raurday: Ltheb~r curry. guilty of
mturder: Arthur Curry. guilty of
murder with -commendation to mier
I Ha~ is. niot lit y.
It is not thought likely that the at
mn.-ys zor the defence will try for
i ne~w trial, but i: is v-ery likely that
l:.y will appea! to the Go' ernor to
have Lutiher Curry's senlt.-nee comU
muted fromt hanging :c lif'- imprison
ment. entece ha, not. ye? been
pas.'ced oi the ne.groes'. but will proh
a~bly be in the muornir;. Th~ tv.'o
,u~. Iii' ,n
WAS ESCAPED CONVICT.
POLICE CHIEF IDENTIFIED AS
Safe for Fourteen Years-He Had
Been Joined by His Wife and Chil
Thomas Edgar Stribling. who for
five years has been chief of police
of Danville. Va.. under the name of,
R. E. !Morris. was arrested there
Thursday afternoon as an escaped.
murderer from the Hamilton. Har
rison county, Georgia. prison. In
1897 he was tried for murder, con-:
victed and sentenced to life impris
onment. He escaped, pending a mo
tion for a new trial.
Stribling coolly and promptly con
fessed when the requisition papers
were read to him. Since he escaped
Stribling was married. He is the
father of ten children.
The arrest and exposure of the.
chief of police was made by Secret,
Service Agent J. W. W. Smith and
Deputy City Sergeant W. W. Bosseau
and caused a widespread sensation.
For the past six years no one for
a moment suspected his identity. Ef-,
forts were made a number of times,
to trace up some shady spot in his!.
past life. in criminal trials, but no
inkling of his prison career was
brought out. He was first employed
as night watchman for the Southern'
Express Company. About five years
ago he was elected as a patrolman on
the Danville police force, and after
serving about six months was ad
vanced to chief. I
His promotion was due. in a meas- ,
ure. to his great nerve and coolness. a
though he was criticised severely for a
bis almost uncontrollable temper.
Stribling, in his official capacity,.
had many innfluential friends, and. d
during his residence here, had never
been charged with any offense other
than those resultirg from outbursts
of temper. c
Stribling shot and killed William!
J. Cornett, in Georgia, and was beingI
held in prison pending a motion for
a new trial. His brother-in-law, who a
was implicated In the killing, was
given a long term, but was pardoned. d
After his escape from prison Stribling
was joined by his wife and children.
He was allowed nearly two hours
to bid his family farewell. at his
home, but did not break down even
for a moment.
The prisoner was taken to Georgia t
Thursday night. Before leaving he
said he killed Cornett for a criminal*
assault upon his sister. Stribling
hopes to secure a pardon.
THOUSAND 'DYING DAILY.
Plague and Famine Claim Many Vic- a
tims in China.
Famine and the plague are sweep
ing over China. The known deaths ri
from the plague number 30,000. and ti
accordng to the ofi'icial statistics, the~ P
death rate averages 20C daily. But,
the officials say but little Is known
of the true conditions.
It is impossible even to estimate ti
the number ot deaths that have re- h
suted from lack of food. Dr. Sam
uel Cochran. an American. who is
engaged in the 9ork ef relief, writes: g
"'One million people will die before i
the first crop is harvested. This will .
be scanty, because the people heve F
not the strength to till the soil. an'
no animals remain for ploughing.''
So far Japan and America are the
only foreign countries that have con
tributed to aid the sufferers. but even
the assistance that has come from the
United States is entirely inadequate..
It is estimated that 2.000,000 people
ar without food and are existin; on
roots. grasses or anything that af
ferds the slightest possibility of nour-b
ishment. Those possessing grain '
gnard it night and day.
Mlissionaries, who are distributing
relief, tell of many tragic occurrences
-a man ont his way to meet them.
dying in the road: another falling in C
the road as he was returning to his
family wIth packets of rice. From the ~
famine, the death rate Is several
MEETS HORtRIBLfE D)EATH.
Caught in the Shafting of a Shingle
Mill. Fatally Hurt. C
Caught in the shafting of his fath
er's shingle mill at Lexington about
:0 o'clock Wednesday morning,
young Davis Cau::hman sustained
injuries from which he died three
hours later. His body was hurled
~round and round for about 30 times
before the mill was stopped. Het
was injured about the head and face
nd one of his feet was multilated.
Heo was also injured internally. Da-.
vis Caughman was a son of Capt. P.,
if. Ca'ighman, one of the most high
ly respected farmers of this county.
living ab~out. 3 miles from Lexing-.
ton. He' was abo.t 25 years of age..
turdy and industrious and true, and
was loved by all of his associates.
W1O.'T ST.AY LONG.
P~riones Went to the Penitentliy
in Pullman Cars.
W. S5. Harlan andl four other well
kown Florida lumber dealers, all
rch, all gentlemen, who came to At
lata on their own recognisance last
month to report at the FederaLl prison
to serve sentences of l.R months each
for peonage-, have had their sentences
rduced by the' president from 1
o sx months. and wil cousequenr
.o free about JTuly 1st. The comng
'f the prisonera w:as riuite remark
alie. They traveled in Pullman cars
adft spent their tirst rnighr, in Atlar.ta
in an eleganut suite of rooms at iho;
Piedont and drove out to the Fed
eral prison in automobias in the'
rohable Failure of Reciprocity BiM
Means Extra Term.
ALL DOUBT REMOVED
t is Also Settled That Extra Period
Will Ise Called to Begin Its Work Y
Before April 4-Democrats Wanted
a Month to P-pare. and at One
Time President Seemed Willing. d
A Washington dispatch says thet
st vestige of doubt that there will P
e an extracrdinary session of con-;sl
ress sal~ed by. President Taft to con
ider the Canadian reciprocity agree
ient in the new practically certain
vent of the failure of that measur, b
k the present congress. disappeared a
ursday when it became known that it
epublican leaders had been callod
the white house for a consulu.tion.
'The d!e is cast." sald one of the!
epublican senators after returning i
the capital. "Mr. Taft has decided ti
iat there must be an extra session
d that he will call it earlier than:
pril 4. a
Democratic leaders wanted a t
onth in which to get ready for a S
eclal session and President Taft h
as inclined to accede to their Q
ishes. It became known Thursday,
owever. that the Republ!cans fav
red an earlier gathering if there was
D way to avoid coming back. Mr.
aft would be guided. it was said, by
ie wishes of the Republicans. it
as announced that a conference a
ould be held on the subject prob a
ly on next Monday, to decide upon
date. March 2) was the date t
ked about Thursday at the capitol. bi
Democratic leaders in the house b
ffer in their views as to the length s
an extraordinary session if tne e,
resident should call one, but all the;
timates are that the session would ti
mtinue until between July 1 and i
Speaker-elect Clark believes that
iur or five months would be ample i
id that adjournment might be h
ached during July. Chairman Un- t
rwood of the ways and means com- s
ittee of the house, feels that an ex- t
a session could wind up its business
i Sept. 1. Representative Henry of to
exas. who will be one of the leaders s
the next house. thinks the sessor h4
ight run on until October 1. A, w
ese. are of course. guesses.
The seleLtion of committees, those,
i accounts, mileage and rules first
all-will be the first work at- a
mpted in the event congress meets
extra session. The choice rests in
ith the ways and means committhe. t
hich is vested with the function of t
committee on committees. but a ,
emocratic caucus must formally 2
ass upon the committee's action.
Democratic leaders say that theT
cip'ocity measure, if not passed by
i senate at the regular session, will.
ss the house in extra session if the~
resident should call one.M
Of the special sessions called in
arch durin: the past forty ye'r.
ie shortest term was one -ind one
alf months and the longest almost:
ie mon'hs. The last extraordinary ci
ssion was during the present con- G
ress. when the congress met on
arch 1-> arid remnained in session
nitil August 5. constructing the
ayne-Adrich tariff law.
HORRY COUNTY COURT.
here was no Circuit Judge Avail- w
able to Hold It.
Governor Blease is quoted In the
ally papers as saying that he de
ined to com'Wi$usion C. P. Quattle
am as special judge to hold court
tConway. as recommend by the Su- ~
reme Court. because Judges Copes
rd Memminger were disengaged.
'he Lancaster correspondent of The
'ews and Courier says the Supremee
ourt knew that neither Judge Copesc
or Judge '.'mminger could be as-t
igned to hold the Conway Court: it'v
new that upon his qualification
ude Copes would preside at the
ichland court, in Columbia. this
-eek. It also knew that Judage Mem
tinger was s!ck at his home in Char
:-ston the judlce havinz informed the
curt. pon its inquiry, that in the 1
pinion of his physicians he was not
hysicaly able to go to Conw~ay.
PLEAD FOR MERCY. 1
.entenced to be Whipped for Brn
tally Beating Wife.,
The spe~atacle was witnessed in
he criminal court at Baltimore. r
Id. \Vedne-'day, of a white man
hl had brutally hea'rn his wife.
laing for mercy a'h tears
'reaing down his face. when he .
card the sentence of ilve lashes at
he wippin~g post and imprison
aent in jail. But there was no mer- -
v- because the testimony showed that
'rank .\lCauley struck his wife sevena
r -.-ght times, choked her and thent
ook from her more than $20. l1
as the .second senltence of a wf
,eater to the :'ost by Judge Duffy
vithin a month.
Found Dead in Field.
Mr. .tesse A. Lot!, a farmu-r living
L.out two :'es from Jo"hnston. we I
'oun dr-ad Sunday raor'ning in the I
ed near his homne. Late Saturday :
Lternoor. Mr- L'et walk.>d ov-r to
lis ~il: and on his return home it is
upposed he was seiz.ed with illness
MURDE SHOCKS ROME
rALIAN PRINC.SS IULLE9 BY
o Hotel Room Slayer Stabs Victim.
Who Bleeds to Death. Then Shoots
Himself. But Probably Not Fatally.
Princess Di Trigona. a lady-in
aiting to Queen Helena. niece of
[arquis Di Sangiuliano. the Italian
tinister of foreign affairs, and cousin
f Prince Di Scalea. Secretary of
tate in the foreign office, was mur-:
ered Thursday in a small hotel in
ie city of Rome. by Lieut. Baron
aterno. a cavalry officer, who then
ot himself. Paterno was still alive
hen the room occupied by the cou
le was entered by hotel employees.
t the Princess was found lying on
bed, dead. She had been stabbed
i the neck and death was almost in
Princess Di Trigona was one of the
ost beautiful ladies-in-waiting - to
Le Queen. and her tragic end has
tused a tremendous sensation. She
as at the Court ball on Monday and
:tracted more than ordinary atten
on as well as general admiration.
e had had a disagreement with her
sband, which deeply grieved the
een. Her Majesty used every In
ence to reconcile the couple, but
Baron Paterno. who had been lIa
ose attendance upon the Princess
r some time past, engaged a room
a small hotel this morning. Soon
3 was joined by Princess Trigona
id they remained together until the
'ternoon. A waite, passing through
e hall. heard a pistol shot, followed
,r roans. An attempt was made to
-eak in the door, but this proved too
rog to be forced, and employees
itered the room by a window.
The Princess. half dressed, lay on 1
e bed, in a pool of blood. A dag
r had severed the blood vessels in '
e neck and she had bled to death.
.terno was outstretched on the,
or. There was a bullet wound in
s breast, made in an evident at
mpt to commit suicide, but he was
ill alive and was quickly removed.
The Princess had been summoned
appear before the Court today in,
paration proceedings brought by
w husband. Both she and Paterno
ere Sicilians. Last summer the:
rincess was at Saint Moritz with her
ro daughters, who are seven and
urteen years old, when she received
letter from Paterno explaining that
s debts prevented him from join
g her. She was touched by the let
r and sent him a check, which he
rued over to one of his creditors.
e creditor. it is said. Instead of
shing the check, used it for black
ailing purposes against Prince Di;
rigona, thus revealing the scandal.
MONTE CRISTO HAlS A RIVAL
odern Croesus, Young and Good
Looking, Startles Atlanta.
Fortified with 134 one thousand-<
yllar bills, a New York certified
ieck for $45,000 and a suit cnse and;
ladstone bag crammed full of blils1
smaller denomination and gold
ins. a mysterious stranger has just
ashed giving Atlantans a perfectly
od imitation of Death Valley Scot
' free spending, and has departed1
ir Havana, Cut,:-. with Miss Louise
hitti more. a pretty manicurist.
horn he took as his bride while here.
fter a short stay in Cuba. they will;
, to New Yrok, from which city
tey will go to Europe for an ex
The young Croesus registered at a
>cal otel as A. W. Carmichael.
New York, but is said to hail from
ueos Ayres. He asked to be given
s entire floor, but finally was per-;
zaded that a suit of four rooms
ould be sufficient. He then pro
oeded to a tailoring establishment.
-here he ordered an outfit of six
yen suits, paying for them in ad-.
ance, something over $1.000. But
is was only the start.
Carmichael visIted the hotel bar
er shop the first day, where he met
nd fell in love with .\lssa Whitti-.
tore, and made an ongagement for.
incheon. Not satisfied with her cos
2me, he pulled out five $100 bills
nd sent her out to get some clothes
eftting the occasion. When she re
ppeared he was dissatisfied with her
t~ek of jewels and took her to a lead
ig jeweller, where he presented her
-lth a large diamond rng; and pearl
Carmichael also visited a garage.
rhere he rented an automobile at the'
ate of S.; an hour. for as long as he.
hould want it. At the end of hist
isit he paid the owner $.U. a!
Lnugh h.' had not used the maach~cO
are than half the time.
Accompanied by M\iss Wbittimore
.d her mother. Carmichaei went
rom there to Tampa. Fla., en route
o Cuba. Friday Chas. Belleisle. who
ted as his chauffeur while in At.
anta, received a telegram from Car
achael instructing him to meet him
a New York and accompany him on
.n extended European trip. Car
nchael also sent transportation and
Carmichael is described by the ho
l attaches as good looking, of the
ilonde type. and about 29 years old.
-e was quiet and unassuming and
iparenty interested in nothing but
Laing a good time.
Fell From Train.
Pitchng headlong from the rear
giatform of the inst car on the Penn
.-lvania eastbound train, as it rushe:d
>aa suburban station, W. A. Hard
an. agd Z. a flagman of Newaik.
1nwas w'itnessed by a large nu:m
yer of peCrsor~ waiting at the statmn
DWELL IN CAVE
A Steamer Bardd by Srage TMbe in
the Magdlia Straits.
ARE KIN AS ALACUF
Wears No Clothing and Live on Raw
FLh-IDo Not Know How to Make
a Fire-A Hint to Civilized Moth
ers Whos'e Babies Are Given to
The British steamer Strathesk,
which is discharging a cargo of fer
a!izer at the foot of Columbus street,
had a most interesting voyage h
tween Iquique and Charleston. and
she encountered many strange peo
ples,. says The News and Courier.
Rut the strangest of these was the
:ribe of Alacufs. met by the vessel
in the Straits of -Magellan. This
ribe came out to meet the ship from
he north shore of the straits, while
he vessel was lying at anchor. The
>facers were thus. enabled to learn
nany of their customs, and to ex
hange gifts with them.
It was at a late hour of the night
hat it was reported to the captain et
he vessel that a party of strange
ooking natives were approaching the
hip in "dug-outs." uttering loud
res and gesticulating wildly. Their
ctions were easily described by the
ratch. because of the fullness of the
noon. All hands were called on
leck. and they prepared for troubl
Towever. the natives came alongside,
Ld showed signs of wishing to have
'riendly intercourse with the men on
he vessel. and they were accordingly
Llr1wod to ccne aboard.
The men only came on board, leav
g the women in the boats. All that
ty of the natives wore was a very
ierene smile. The men on the Srat
iesk began a search for old clothes
o give to the natives, but when the
arments were finally distributed, the
atives were ignorant of their proper
se and many ludicrous situations
-sulted. For instance, when the
econd officer presented one man with
pair of old sea boots, he immediate
y took them to the spouse and the
atter held them up for a short in
pection and then placed her baby In
mne of them. One tall. swarthy fel
ow drew a stiff hat from the pile of
lothing. and went away with the hat
n his head and a very satisfied look
on his face. The officers did not
tate whether or not he had anything
>n- the rest of his body.
These natives were most primitive
n their mode of livinC. and appeared
o be little removed from monkeys.
rhey dwell in caves, and, as has been
nentioned before, wore no clothing
rhatever. Tb men of the Strathesk
tre not sure whether or not the na
Ives have yet acquired the art of
naking a fire. At least, they did not
ee any fires from the ship, and they
Id see that the people never cooked
heir food. They appeared to live
~hiefy on raw fish, which they
'aught by diving into the water, and
heir principal beverate was a kind
>f tea brewed from herbs, which they
Thir inventive or creative art ap
eared to be St Its highest in the
~arving of rude matl cups from
trounds. These were the only things
esides raw fish. which they had to
>ffer the men of the Srathesk. The
atter noted many queer customs
mong these primitive people, one
>f the most singular of which was the
Lction taken by a mother to stop the
trying of her baby. When the In
'ant bgin to squall, the mother im
nersed it up to its neck In the Icy
water along the shore, and this treat
neat would hush the cries at oncC.*
OLD V.KTLT OPENED.
ody of Woman Who Dlied One Hun
.dred Years' Ago Found.
The Augusta Chronicle says: Dead
hundred years but unchanged by
passing years. the body of a woman
eneased in a strong metal casket has
b'een found on. Shad Island near Sa
annah in an old vault in which also
were other caskets.
The find~ng of the body recalls the
ld Shad family, the last of whoe
rembers is said to have died more
than SO years ago. Every indication
about the old vault bears cut the
belIef that the unknown woman
whose face is as fair and whose hair
i carefully parted over her smooth
b'row as it was when she was laid to
rest longr before Commodore Peary
fought the British on the Creat
L:kes. has lain in he'r coffin for a
In the little, forgotten colony of
the dead are said to be eight caskets
al contining members of this ex
tict faily. The other caskets will
)e examined later and it is probable
that some care will be taken of the
old vault. A heavy glass covers the
face of the young woman whose bodiy
was the first to be found. Through It
her face is plainly seen. She looks
a if she had just dIed.
There are no ruins of a house vis
ble on Shad plat yet It Is said the
family resided on the Island for many
ya. probably bef!ore and during the
war of the revolution.0
Died on a Train.
Lovelace F. Price of Columbia died
suddenly Wednesday afternoon while
a pasener on the "Carolina Spec
!l comirng from Spartanburg to Co
lumba. Mir. Price's death resulted
fom an attack of heart failure. He
hd only recently been suffering se
verely from this trouble and the at
tack was renewed Wednesday after
Tired of Atlanta.
Thre were four attempts In one
de recent ly br different persons to
I o--i .rtem~ a ins