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VOL. XXV MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH2
The Governor Is Taken to Task (or Veto
iug the Commission BilL
BY THE COMENITY CLUB
Accused of Prostituting Office "to
the Purpose of Petty Spite and
Peanut Politics," and of the Ambi
tion That Charleston Should be
His Political Door Mat.
The Charleston Community Club
at a well attended meeting on Thurs
day night adopted a letter to be sent
to Governor Blease as the official
protest of the club against his veto of
the commission government bill. This
letter is now released for publication
and is as follows:
"Charleston, S. C., Mch. 6, 1911.
"His Excellency Cole L. Blea. Gov
ernor of South Carolina, Columbia,
S. C.-Dear Sir: By vetoing the
commission governmeni, bill you have
seen fit to a.buse the powers of a
responsible office, never expected to
be exploited for private or political
advantage, and arrogate to yourself
the right of limiting the franchise ol
the people of Charleston, and of say
ing that our citizens are to have no
further voice in the choice of their
form of government. You have,
without justification or pretext, other
than the selfish interests of a small
minority in this city, who have done
you signal service at the polls. un
dertaken to veto a permissive, local
option bill, passed by the General
Assembly of the State. at the re
quest of fifteen hundred. responsible
citizens of this community, represent
ing over ten million dollars of prop
erty interests. This petition repre
sented the desire of a substantial
number of Charlestonians, in all
probability a number greater than
gave you their votes last summer,
for a form of government which
would give the people of this city a!
larger voice in their own home gov
ernment and which would make of
the $700,000 to be yearly adminis
tered in this city a .business responsi
bility and not a jack pot, or the
waste material of an experimental
laioratory. Why you have chosen,
in the limelight of your office as
Chief Executive, to abandon even a
professed adherence to the principle
of local option, which you made
much of in your campaign, and to
blazen abroad your opobsition "in
toto" to the Democratic principles of
home rule embodied in the terms of
the Act you have set aside and your
disapproval of any attempt to safe
guard the public purse, (where it did
not contemplate the salving of a pro
vate sore,) is for yourself to under
stand. The purpose of this com
munication is not sto remonstrate
against an act that was partially an-.
ticipated and is for the present irre
vocable. It is only to acquaint you
with the indignation and censure
that your autocratic and partisan
conduct has aroused among the cit
izens of that city to which for your
own reasons, you pretend to owe
your election. Your utter disregard
of their rights urges either a degree
of insincerity in your former protes -
tations of friendship, which should
henceforth make your utterances mn
this respect less likely to deceive, or'
else a frank admission that your
Charleston friends are not so numer
ous or outspoken as you or they or
the official count would have us be
lieve. We are quite ready to admit
that the form of government we ad
vocate would prove disastrous to the
political fortunes and ambitions of
your friends here. But that form of
.government could not be adopted
without a vote of the majority of the
citizens of Charleston. You are not
misled, Mr. Governor, it would seem,
by the top-heavy vote of the summer
primaries, and not so confident in the
finality of that verdict of six to one
in your favor. Is it that you think
that under the careful restrictions of
the commission government pri
maries your friends would not fare
"Your fears are well founded.
However, be assured, most honorable
sir, that commission government is
not dead because you have vetoed the
bill, nor is the vitality of this move-'
meut powerless to restore this city to
a plane of political decency. A moral.
Issue cannot be killed by your fht.
We know of nothing more effective
toward bringing the people of South
Carolina to their senses than the ob
ject lesson they now have of a digni
fied public office prostituted to the'
purposes of petty spite and peanut
"Other cities have waited long for
the coming of their political freedom.
You will find that the ambition of
our people for a clean, free city will
outlast yours that Charleston shall
be your political foot-mat. It shall
also survive your brief opportunity
to hamper their efforts. You have
confessed to your grievous fear of
the majority of the citizens of Char
leston, and you shall find that fear
fuly justified. The campaign bull
of your friendship for Chareston and;
of Chareston's friendship for you has
been effectively called, and Charles-1
ton's credit to this extent restored.
This much good has been already
gained. The rest will follow.
Charleston Community Club. * I
Fireman Was Klled.
At Milwaukee the M. Hilty lumber
yard was practically wiped out by
fire Thursday. The loss is $200.
000. partly insuraced. Fireman Fred
Clark was overcome by the cold and
SOME GOOD JOBS
MANY GOOD PLACES FOR THE
Will be Distributed When Congress
Meets in Extra Session First of
With the near approach of the as
sembling of the sixty-second congress
the gathering of the office seekers
has given the hotel lobbies at Wash
ington an appearance of old times.
While the extension of the civil ser
vice in late years has greatly reduced
the number of official positions to be
distributed among the faithful, the
new Democratic house will still have
at its disposal 500 or more jobs,
many of them of excellent salary
The two best positions are those
of clerk of the house and sergeant
at-arms. They pay $5,000 each a
year. The doorkeeper's place pays
$4,500, and is next best on the list,
these being big jobs, and a few more
of the $3,000 and $3,500 class are
filled by party caucus.
There are more good positions un
der the clerk of the house than in
any other branch. The journal clerk
draws $4,000, the chief clerk $4,
000, the reading clerk $3,000, tally
clerk $3,000, parliamentary clerk
$3,000, printing clerk $2,500, dis
bursing clerk, $2,500, file clerk $2,
750, enrolling clerk $3,000. In ad
dition, there are more than fifty
minor clerks und&r the clerk of the
house drawing anywhere from $750
a year to $2,250.
There is another set of employes
under the sergeant-at-arms. The
deputy makes $2,500 a year, the
rashier $3,000, and nine or ten more
who make $712 a year up to $2,500.
The house postmastership is a
omfortable berth. It pays $3,000
annually, and there is an assistant
who gets $2,000. Also there are
twelve messengers to distribute the
mail and receive for their work $1,
200 a year each.
The largest number of employes In
any one branch works under the
oorkeeper. There are no less than
eventy-two of them. The assistant
loorkeeper gets $2,500 a year, while
the assistants and others in that de
partment get paid from $750 a year
Lip to $2,250.
The' superitendent of the house
locument room draws $2,500 a year,
ind his chief assistant $1,800. There
re about ten other assistants who
re paid $1,200 zo $1,400 for their
ervices. In all there are about sixty
jobs in the house folding room. These
mployes fold and send out the
peeches of the individual congress
nen. The superintendent of the fold
ng corps gets $2,500 a year, and the
:thers are paid from $600 to $2,000
The other house employes include
en cloak room attendants, who get
bout $1,000 a year each, and there
are twice that many pages who are
n the rolls at $75 a month during
SALLMAN HUGGED GOVERNOR.
Blease Personally Delivered Parole
J. W. Gallman, who was paroled
from the penitentiary by Governor
Blease Thursday, came up to
Jonesville Friday morning and
hen went to Lockhart. where his
family resides. Gallman was serv
ing a fifteen-year sentence for killing
Sims Gilmore, in Jonesville, on the
16th of May, 1907.
Gallman says that day before yes
terday afternoon, about three hours
before the time for the work at the
penitentiary to close, Governor BleasL
lrove down in his carriage and called
for him, and he was brought out to
the office and the Governor asked him
if he wanted to go home. He told
him he "sure did" and the Governor
said: "Here is a parole for you."
Galman says he hugged the Gor
ernor till he hardly knew when to
let him loose. Gallman said he never
felt so good in all his life, and he was
shaking hands with his friends and
was happy, indeed. He went down to
Lockhart on the mid-day train, to
join his family, a free, happy man.*
HER LONG LOST BOY.
Saw Him After Long Absence In
Moving Picture Film.
A special dispatch to the Augusta
Chronicle says through the medium
of a movin~g picture filni showing the
lassoing of wild animals in Africa a
young Georgian whose relatives have
not seen or heard from him in six
years probably will be reunited with
them. M~rs. W. H. Winn of Savan
nah saw the picture and was enjoy
ing it when suddenly the "audience"
and Mrs. Winn gasped. Looking di
rectly out of the lariat picture at
her nephew, Ambrose Means, missing
six years. inquiry showed that the
name of the youn.g rope handler is
really Means. The young man's moth
er is Mrs. 3. M. Poole of Elko, Ga.
Means is said to be a wonder with
the lariat, having captured lions with
the rope. It is said that he has
joined a wild west show and his
mother or aunt will endeavor to
catch him at Peoria. Ill., where he is
A sensation has been caused in
London financial circles by the sui
cide of R. F. Carnegie. manager of
the Lombard Street branch of Parrs
Bank. Limited. who shot himself .at
his residence Friday. The affairs of
the institution are said to be in per
At Chicago on Thursday nine men
were indicted, charged with having
defrauded the Government out of 10,
n0n00 acrs ofiAlasan coal lands.
THEY ARE TID
Gov. Blease Remves the Members ei
the Dispensary Commisiown.
FOR NEGLECT OF DUTY
He Thinks the Members Took Too
Long In Getting Results-He
Charges the Members Also With
Incapacity for the Work They
Were Engaged In.
Governor Blease has issued exe
cutive orders preemptorily removing
from office Dr. W. J. Murray of Co
lumbia, Mr. J. S. Brice of Yorkvilie,
Mr. John McSweeny of Timmons
vile, Mr. Avery Patton of Greenville,
and Mr. A. H. Wood of Gaffney, com
posing the commission appointed to
wind up the affairs of the late South
"Neglect of duty and incapacity,"
are the reasons assigned by the Gov
ernor for his action; and particular
ly does he disapprove of the arrange
ment whereby the Atlanta law fi.-m
of Anderson, Felder, Rountree & Wil
son was retained to asist the com
mission in recovering from liquor
houses and other parties money al
leged to be due the State as a result
of dealing with the State dispensary.
An act passed in 1909 vests in the
Governor power to remove members
of the commission, "wherein he may
deem it for the public interest to do
so," and there will be no. resistance
in the courts to the orders.
Gov. Blease still has under advise
ment the act pased by the General As
sembly last month at his own urgent
suggestion, providing for an investi
gation of the dispensary commission's
acts by a legislative commission.
News of the Governor's dismissal
of the comisioners did not come from
the Governor's office, when informa
tion was sought there, the Governor
said, through his secretary, that If
anything was to be given to the press
relative to, the matter, "It should
come from the other end of the line."
The Govenor even refused to say
whether he had removed any mem
bers of the board other than Lhe
chairman, reporters being at that
time unaware definitely as to the is
suance of such orders to Messrs.
Brice, McSween, Wood and Patton.
Dr. Murray received the order ad
dressed to him by registered ma'l
this morning, the envelope bearing
the endorsement, "Return Receipc
demanded." Dr. Murray declined to
Imake for publication any statement
upon the Governor's action.
By telephone it was ascertained
that Messrs. McSween and Brice re
ceived their dismissals by registered
mail this morning; Mr. Patton haa
not received any communication at
the hour when he was called up, and
the train from Columbia had not theh
reached Greenville, and Mr. Wood
was not at home.
While the Governor declined to
say whether or not he had dismiss
d all the members of the commis
sion, the copy of the order received
by Mr. Murray shows that the order
was first made out with the name left
blank ,and then the name filled in on
"I had been expecting it," said Mr.
McSween, when he was caled up at
his home in Timmonsville. "Noth
ing more to say."
"It's all right," said Mr. Brice at
Yorkville, "I had heard he was going
to do It the last time I was in Co
lumbia. But what about that inves
"No, I haven't received anything
from the Governor yet," said Mr.
Patton, "but I am not surprised. -In
fact, I am much obliged to him. We
expected some thing of the sort the
last time we met. But is he going
to sign that investigation act?
The commission had practically
concluded its work. It has turned
into the State Treasury about $400,
000 collected from liquor houses.
Governor Blease had. In a letter
casting insinuations on the members
of the commission, asked the Legis
lature to appoint a committee to in
vestigate the conduct of the commis
sioners and the Attorney General in
the handling of the'affairs of the old
After the resolution had passed
both houses and had been placed in
the Governor's hands, he declined to
sign it. If he should sign the reso
lution, it would give the members of
the commission an opportunity to be
vindicated of the insinuations cast by
It is not believed for a moment
that Blease will sign the resolution,
he prefering to look after the matter
in his own way. The members of the
commission have no other recourse,
it is said, the laws of the State not
giving them power to bring action
against the Governor for slander.
ICY DEATH FOR FIFTY.
Many Drownings in New England
During Past Winter.
Half a hundred persons, a majori
ty of them children under twelve
years of age, went through thin Ice
to their death in New England and
the maritime provinces of Canada
during the winter just closing.
There were several double drown
ings. Many instances of heroiz at
tempts at rescue were recorded,
some of which resulted fatally to the
Josephine Pizroski, thirteen years
old, looking frcm a window of her
home while changing her wet stock
ings, saw three other little girls falU
through the ice in the Chicopee riv
er. In her bare feet the child scam
pered over the snow and, plunging
into the water, rescued two of the
children. Her collie dog sought +o
save the third, but she struggled so
hard that the dog was forced to leave
WILSON A WIMNER
COL HARVEY POINTS TO HDI AS
Declares That Only Progressive Dem
ocrat Has a Chance to Carry Ban
ner in'Triumphant Campaign.
"Careful diagnosis of the present
temper of the people clearly Indi
cates that, if an election were to be
held tomorrow, a Democratic candi
date regarded by the people les, pro
gressive than President Taft would
be defeated, and that candidate gen
erally recognized as being more pro
gressive, more liberal, more radical,
if you like, than President Taft
would almost as surely win."
So declared Col. Harvey of New
York, in regard to the next presi
dential campaign, in the concluding
address at the 99th annual banquet
of the Hibernian society at Savannah
Friday night. Then he said:
"Let the apportionment of respon
sibilities be even. The West has tin
nished the party,'as well as the op
position, with the majority. thougn
not the greatest, of its issues. The
South is to enforce harmony and
amalgamation. The East presents
the maD-Woodrow Wilson, the
highly Americanized Scotch-Irish
man, descended from Ohio, born in
Virginia, developed in Maryland,
married in Georgia and now deliver
ing from political bondage the State
of New Jersey." These two state
ments from the framework of Col.
Harvey's address on "The Problem,
the Solution and the Man," or, re
duced to plain English, the chance
the Democratic party has of elect
ing a president in 1912. With Gov.
Wilson of New Jersey as the candi
date, Col. Harvey sees the party's
The Hibernian society banquet
wa's the climax to an unusual cele
bration of St. Patrick's day which
began with a military parade, varl
ous Irish society meetings and
church services. In addition to Co.
Harvey's addresses were made at the
banquet by Michael J. Jordan of Bos
ton, 'Mass.; Congressman William G.
Brantly of Georgia; Murphy G. Can
dler, railroad commissioner of Geor
gia; Georgia Supreme Court Justice
Joseph H. Lumpkin; the Rev. Dr.
Charles H. Strong of Savannah and
Thos. W. Loyless, editor of the Au
gusta (Ga.) Chronicle.
WILL BE GIVEN A CHANCE.
Over Three Thousand Officers Wan
to Serve in the South.
With the District of 'Columbia,
Kentucky and Wyoming still to be
heard from, 3,180 officers of the or
ganized militia have accepted the
war department's invitation to partic
ipate in the present military opera
tions in the Southern border States.
The war department Thursday
communicated by telephone with
Gen. Bliss, at San Diego, asking for
definite information as to how many
militia officers can be accommodated
by their commands at one time.
As soon as this information is re
ceived the department will call on
the adjutant general of the States
and territories to select the officers
who will constitute the first body of
militia officers to .be sent to the
According to tentative plans for
mulated by the department, 250 mi
litia officers will be sent to Gen.
Carter and 30 to Gen. Bliss at a
time for a maxium service of two
By rotating the men at this ratto.
it is expected that all of the State
guard officers who have accepted the
federal government's invitation will
be given an opportunity to participate
in the manoeuvres..
TWELVE MEN ARE KILLED.
Seventeen Injured by the Collapse of
By the collapse of the side walls
of the Fall Hardware building, which
was burned ten days ago, at Nash
ville, Tenn., about 30 men were
burled under tons of brick, mortar
and timber. Most of those caught
under the walls were negro laborers
who were clearing away the debris
and tearing down the walls, but there
were a few white men connected with
insurance companies in the building
at the time. The latter were looking
after the salvage
The known dead at 7 o'clock Wed
nesday night number 12. It is cer
tain that 17 were injured. The work
of removing the debris is still in
progress, and it is believed other
dead and wounded will be found be
iRalph McCallum, unmarried, was
the only white man known to have
been killed. He was crushed to death.
McCallum was superintendent a sai
vage corps. Edward Hart, white,
who was endeavoring to save goods
in an adjeining ,building in the in
terest of the insurance companies,
was badly injured but will recover.
A special from Selma, Ala., says:
At Jones' switch, near here, two chil
dren were killed and Mrs. C. San
ders and Mrs. E. G. Gossett, their
mothers, and a third child were in
jured, by being caught under a pile
of lumber, which fell on them as
they were walking by.
Routed by Women.
One officer fatally wounded, an
other with a finger shot off and a
,third frightened from the scene, is
the result of a battle between three
women on one side at Long Fork,
near the Pike and Letcher County
border, in Kentucky, Wednesday af
PARDON MILL GRINDS
GOVERNOR BLEASE TURNS SEV
ERAL CONVICTS LOOSE.
Some Are Paroled and Others are
Pardoned Outright as the Spirit
Moved the Governor.
James W. Gallman. a prisoner at
prominent rarmer of Union county,
was Wednesday paroled during good
behavior by Gov. Blease. Gallman
was serving a sentence of 15 years
for manslaughter, having been con
victed in 1907 for killing Sims Gil
more. The announcement of the
parole was made following a confer
ence between Ben Townsend, attor
ney and former State senator from
Union, and Gov. Bleate.
Both the solicitor and the presid.
ing judge failed to recommend a par
don when the matter was presented
to them by Gov. Ansel. Gallman
was tried at a special term of court
in July. 1907.
The dying statement of Gilmore
was to the. effect that Gallman asked
him if he had told Allen Pride that
Gallman stole Capt. Foster's cattle.
"I said 'no,' " said Gilmore, "and he
called me a damned lie. I cailed him
the same. I asked him if he burned
Mr. Cannon's barn." Gilmore then
described how he followed Gallman
and took his pistol from him and
struck him over the head. "I wai
sitting down after this," said Gil
more, "and he then commenced to
Govenor Blease Wednesday pard
oned Mark Duncan, of Aiken, who
was serving seven years in the peni
tentiary for manslaughter. The
Mark Duncan case is of particular
interest in view- of the fact that in
the appeal to the Supreme Court At
torney D. S. Henderson, of Aiken, laid
special stress on the matter of news
papers crying out for convictions.
At the time of the argument be
Core the Supreme Court this ques
tion was the subject of much dis
aussion. It is, therefore, an interest
ing circumstance that Governor
Blease has pardoned Duncan, whose
ease the Supreme Court not so long
The defendant, Mark Duncan,.was
Indicted at the -fall term, 1909, for
murder, for the killing of Willian
Brooks, on August 18, 1909. Wed
esday Governor Blease pardoned
Duncan, the petition merely reading:
"Pardon granted. Cole L. Blease,
Governor. March 15, 1911."
C. P. Palmer and Lou Belcher,
whose cases came before the former
Administration, both being from
Oconee County,.and the petitions be
ng presented by Senator Earle, who
so stood by Governor Blease in the
Senate, had -ll but twenty-two
months stricken- from their sentences
of seven and eight years, respective
ly, Wednesday by Governor Blease.
yhis makes the two prisoners soon
free, as they were Imprisoned in the
all of 1909.
Cromer Haidt, of Orangeburg, who
was convicted of manslaughter and
sentenced to ten years, the sentence
being commuted to seven years by
Governor Ansel, was Wednesday pa
rolled during good behavior by Cole
L. Blease, the Governor of the State.
No reason is .given for the parole on
the back of the petflon.
Carl Austin, sentenced by Judge
Devore, at Greenville, to three years'
Imprisonment for housebreaking,
was Wednesday paroled "during
Gov. Blease has paroled Tom Bad
gett, the Spartanburg man convicted
a year -ago of the murder of Zubine
Suber, a negro woman with whom it
was alleged he had been living. Two
weeks ago it was stated that the gov
ernor had refused to pardon Badgett.
S. . Nicholls, his attorney, said
Thursday the governor had parolled
him. He was under a seven year sen
tence and the supreme court recently
conirmed the sentence.
Placing the condition upon him
to leave South Carolina within 24
hours to never return to the State
Go. Blease yesterday granted a pa
role to John B. Waldrop, a life termI
prisoner In the State penitentiary
from Greenville county. Should
Waldrup ever return to South Caro
lina for any reason he will be re
arrested and will have to spend the
remainder of his days in prison. He
was convicted in 1905 and'~ has thus
served six years of a life sentence.
In the petition filed it is stated that
he is dying of tuberculosis and that
his people desire to send him away
from the State for treatment.
L. A. Lloyd of Greenwood, who
was convicted of manslaughter in
1909 and sentenced to ten years in
the State penitentiary, has been par
doned by Gov. Blease. Solicitor
Cooper, writing of the case, said that
he would not recommend a pardon
as the killing was done without prov
ocation. Superintendent Griffith of
the penitentiary recommended the
pardon, stating that Lloyd was sick
and uns,ble to work.
Must Be New Board.
The work of winding up the af
fairs of the old State dispensary has
not been completed, and it will be
necessary for Governor Blease to ap
point a new commission, since he has
dismissed the old members, who have
for the past four years worked so
faithfully in the interest of South
Carolina, and who have saved from
a wreck approximately $500,000.
Killed by Collision.
At Gloucester, Mass., four deaths
resulted from a collision bety een the
power fishing vessel Hope and the
fishing schooner, Hallie A. Heckman,
in Gloucester harbor Wednesday.
The victims comprised the crew of
the Hope. The power-boat sank al
most immediately. The other vessel
WOR OF FEND:
A Negro's Brutal Otrage on a While I
man in North Carolina.
IE HELD HER FOR HOUR
The Daughter of a Farmer Residir
Near Rose Hill, N. C., Brutal
Assaulted by a Black Fiend, fh
Whom Search is Being Diligent
Made by Posses..
Late Wednesday afternoon a youx
lady, about twenty-one years of ag
the daughter of Mr. J. W. Judge,
well-to-do farmer, residing abo'
twelve miles from Rose Hill, in Du:
lin County, N. C., was -criminally a
saulted by a negro and is report(
as being in a serious condition.
Posses searched all last'night fo
the negro and scoured the surrouni
Ing country today. This afternoon
negro was arrested at Magnolia wi
filled the description of the negr
but there was doubt about him beir
the man wanted.
Miss Judge had started from h
iome to visit her brother and whi
passing along the road, walking, w
met by the negro, who compelled hi
to go into the woods near the roa
This was about 3 o'clock in ti
afternoon and the young woman r
mained in the woods from that tin
until 8 o'clock last night, when si
made her escape, there being a heal
rain most of the time and the weatl
er very cold.
Owing to the inclement weathe
the negro left Miss Judge for a fe
minutes in order to get some mate
al to make a covering to prote,
hem from the rain, and the your
woman took advantage' of the m4
mentary absence of the brute to mal
her escape, although she had bec
told that she would be killed if si
When she reached home most 4
er clothing was torn from her bod
When the news reached Wilmingtc
and other places great indignatic
was expressed, and posses set out I
iunt down the fiend.
ANOTHER NEGRO FIEND.
. Young White Woman Assaulte
Nlear Due West.
An unknown negro attempted 1
ssault a prominent woman, near h4
iome, at Due West late Wednesda
afternoon, and that town is crowde
with indignant persons who are mal
ng a thorough search to catch U
The negro suddenly attacked ti
woman from behind, snatching hi
shawl from her shoalders and thro'
[ng it over her head. The woma
creamed and the negro becan
rightened and fled. Some peop:
were in a nearby field and they wel
attracted to the scene, but not belo:
:he negro had disappeared. He toi
:he shawl and part of the garmeni
,f the victim.
Because of the suddenness of tI
attack and because it came from b<
ind her, the woman did not get
good look at the negro.
She has furnished a. meagre di
scription, and the towns in the neigl
borhood have been notified to loc
out for the man.
The assault - was made near ti
reek about one-half mile from ti
A~ssociate Reformed Presbyteria
Sheriff Lyon and his deputies al
on the scene and great excitemej
SEVEN MEN PERISH.
A Fishing Tug Goes to the Botto:
One fishing tag with a crew
seven is lost, and one other with
crew of three is missing as a resui
of the gale that swept down over L
lakes Wednesday, and is still ragir
on Lake Erie off 'Cleveland.
The Silver Spray, of Erie, Pa., o:
erated by the Booth Fisheries Cor
pany, wenit down off Cleveland ha
bor Wednesday night after battlix
with the heavy seas for twenty hour
The last seen of her was at 2 a.
Thursday, when Capt. Hansen, of L
life saving station, sighted a yes
a few miles out, burning torches
signals of distress.
Thursday morning the tug Buc1
eye patrolling the breakwater, sigb
ed what is believed to have been ti
pilot house of the Silver Spray afio;
in the lake, off East Fortieth stree
Two bodies, which Capt. Cornelii
believes belong to members of ti
Silver Spray's crew of seven, we:
lying on the breakwater. It was Ic
possi~ble for the tug to get ne
enough to take off the bodies.
Works Some Havoc.
At Laurens a local yard engine
charge of Engineer T. C. Nels<
Thursday started out to Watts mil
and when rounding the curve a qua
ter of a mile from the station tl
engineer saw a special train comli
in on the same tracek. He reverse
his engine and with -his firemi
jumped. With a slight impact tU
engines collided and immediately tl
reversed locomotive went wild<
the .back track and crashed into
choose and coal car in the freig
Log Caugh Him.
Caught under a huge falling le
Harry J. Hahn, vice president of tL
Big Stick Lumber company and
well known lumberman, was instac
ly killed at the plant of the compal
at Montieth, Ga.. Wednesday.
cam to Savannah five years ago frc
WHY THEY WERE FIRED
GOV. BLEASE GIWES HIS REAS
ONS FOR HIS ACTION.
Tells Why He Removed the Members
of the Dispensary Winding Up
The following are the reasons as
g signed by Gov. Brdase for the re
moval of the Dispensary Winding Up
r Whereas, the general assembly, by
an act, approved the 16th day of Feb
y ruary, A. D. 1907, entitled, "An act
to provide for the disposition of all
property connected with the State
,g dispensary and to wind up its af
fairs," provided that "immediately
upon the approval of this act the
a governor shall appoint a commission
It of well known business men, consist
p.. ing of five memberi, none of whom
shall be members of the general as
sembly, to be known as the State
Dispensary Commission, who shall
give bond for the faithful perform
r ance of the duties required, in the
I- sum of ten thousand dollars," and
a the said act further providing that
O the said commission "shall pay to the
, State treasurer, after deducting their
g compensation and other expenses al
lowed by this act, all surplus funds
r on hand, .after paying all liabilities."
le In my judgment the members of
Ls the commission have had more than
,, ample time to finish their work and
. make a final report, and it appear
Le Ing to my satisfaction that this has
- not been done, and that said commis
Le sion is guilty of neglect of duty by
Le not making the investigations re
y quired in said act themselves, but
- delegated this power to a'firm of at
torneys, under a contract which pro
, vided an exorbitant fee, and provid
w ing "The said parties of the first
r- part in their negotiations of suits in
:t behalf of the parties of the second
g part or the State of South Carolina,
- are hereby clothed with full power,
:e subject alone to the approval of the
r- attorney general of said State, to of
e fer to any of the parties involved,
immunity from prosecution upon
f such terms and conditions as in their
r. judgment may be deemed to the best
u interest of the parties hereto and to
n the State of South Carolina"-~which
* provision of said agreement was
whdlly without any authority of the
commission. to make, in violation of
the law and contrary to the policy
and dignity of the State, placing the
great and delicate power of the State
d to give pardon and immunity to vio
lators of her laws in the hands of
people not even citizens of the State,
, subject to the approval -of an officer
of the State in whom I fail to find any
r constitutional or ,statutory power
vested. Much delay and loss, under
provisions of this agreement, has oc
curred; caused continued agitation
among -the people of the State, and
has prevented them from doing their
R work "at the earliest date practica
Therefore, they have been neghl
ngent in the discharge of and shown
e plainly incapacity for the duties re
Squired of them; and, taking into con
e sideration all of the circumstances
eand facts in regard to the delay and
Sneglect in winding up thie affairs as
aprovided for In .the act, and in view
of the fact that all moneys have not
ebeen turned over to the State treas
urer, and this being further neglect
a of duty, and showing clearly inca
pacity and Indisposition to do the
work as the act provides, "at the
earliest date practicable"--It being
four (4) years since said act was ap
proved-and for divers other gocd
eand suffcient reasons to me appear
nWhereas, anact to further provide
efor winding up the affairs of the
eState. dispensary, etc., approved the
tfourth day of March, A. D. 1909, pro
vIdes. "That the ,governor is hereby
authorized and empowered to remove
any member of the said commission
whenever he may deem it for the
public interest to do so," and I now
deem it for the public interest to
f Therefore, by virtue of the power
vested In me by the constitution of
a the State of South Carolina and the
t laws, I do herelby remove W. J. Mur
eray of Columbia, South Carolina,
from the office or position of member
of the State dispensary commission,
or of the commission for the disposi
tion of all property connected with
the State dispensary and to wind up
gIts affairs, and I hereby revoke and
declare null and void the commission
of W. J. Murray, of Columbia, South
e Carolina-heretofore issued and'un
der which he is now :-eting and de
sclare any further act of his as mem
ber of such commnission to be null
A copy of the above was sent to
each of the members of the commis
tsion by registered mail.
HOTEL MAN A SUICIDE.
- Wounds Friend, Misses Another,
rThen Shoots Himself.
-Henry P. Powell, proprietor of the
Powell House at Sanford, N. C., com
Ln mitted suicide In the crowded union
rn depot at Raleigh Thursday afternoon
s by shooting himself, after firing wild
r- ly. Powell was at Raleigh as a mem
e ber of a delegation asking for bet
ig ter railroad service and was talking
d to two friends, D. E. Mclver and C.
Ln W. Smith. of -Sanford, when he sud
ie denly stepped back, pulled two pis
ie tols and began shooting. One bullet
)n struck Smith in the arm and shoul
a der, and the other missed Mclver.
t Powell then turned the pistol to his
head and killed himself. Powell was
60 years old. Temporary insanity is
given as the cause for the deed.
teThree Sons Perish.
a Three sons of John Gallaus, a
t- miner, were burned to death early
iy Friday in a fire that destroyed the
le Gallaus home at Honeybrook, Pa.
m The victims were asleep on the sec
ond floor and could not escape.
THE PRESS MEN
Ye Editors Wil Visit the City of New
York Very Early in Jue.
WL TRAVEL BY WATER
This Trip Preferred to Editor Foo
she's State Outing-State Press
Association Meets In Columbia
Executive Committee Passes on
Plans-for Annual Convention.
In order to suit the convenience of
Governor Woodrow Wilson, who will
be the chief guest of honor, the dates
of the annual convention of the South
Carolina Press association in Colum
bia this year, were changed from May
30 and 31 and June 1, to May 31 and
June 1 and 2, at a meeting of the
executive committee, held Thursday
afternoon in President August Kohn's
Governor Wilson delivers June 1.
at noon, the baccaulaureate address
at the University of North Carolinai
in Chapel Hill, and speaks on the
evening of June 2 to the editors of.
this State, in the Columbia theatre.
After his address Dr. Wilson will b
complimented with a reception in
FlInn hall, at the University of South
Carolina, on which occasion the for
mer Columbian will be greeted in
person by many who knew Woodrow
Wilson the boy during his father's
residence here as a professor in Co-.
Sentiment being strongly 4ln favor
of a trin to New York by water, the
committee regretfully declined an in
vitation strongly urged upon it to
have the editors, before or after their
meeting in Columbia, take a "Seeing
South Carolina trip," of two days, In
cluding visits to the Winnsboro gran
ite quarries, to Winnsboro itself, to
Chester, to Winthrop College and to
the Great Falls hydro-electric plant
of the -Southern Power company. It
was deemed impracticable for'the as
sociation to undertake both outings
The "Seeing South Carolina" trip
was urged by a delegation headed/by
Mr. J. Frank Fooshe, editor- of the
Winnsboro News and Herald, and in
cluding besides Col.: Jas. Q Davis,
the Winnsboro banker; Manager J
C. Thorn of the Winnsboro Granite
corporation, Rion, and Dr. D. B.
Johnson,. president of Winthrop Col
lege, Rock Hill. It was said, among
other things, that the Winnsboro
quarry is the largest commercial 'an
dertaking in the utilization of mon
umental granite in the world and
the only plant of the kind in the
United States the product of which
has an international distribution.
The mechanical plant alone rep
resents an investment of about $300,
000. Mr. Fooshe said that few of
the editors of the State had any ade
quate idea of 'the magnitude of the
Southern Power company's opera-,
tions. Mr. Fooshe credited Col. Da
vis with being the originator of the
Southern Power company. Dr. John
son said Winthrop earnestly desired.
an opportunity of entertaining the
newspaper folk and he would partic
ularly like to give the editors a din
ner, in the great new dining hall of
the college, which comfortably seats
Fifty dollars will cover the neces
sary expenses of the' New York trip.
The usual rate of $32 from Charles
ton to New York and return, this
including transportation, meals and
berths; has been cut in half for the
editors 'by the Clyde Steamship com
pany, and for $1.50 per person each
grop of four people in the party
will have, at the Woodward hotel in
New York, a suite of two bed rooms,
a sitting room .and a bath room. A
club breakfast will cost 75 cents.
The visitors will take their lunch
eons and dinners wherever they like,'
paying for them what they' please.
The party will sail on the first Clyde
boat leaving Charleston northbound,
after the adjournment of the conven
tion, which will end on the night of
June 2. Half rates have been se
cured for the editors from a sight
seeing automobile company of New
The committee informally er
pressed its appreciation of -the of
forts of Messrs. F. Barren Grier of'
Greenwood, Frank B. Gary of Abbe
vAe and Howard B. Carlisle of Spar
tanburg to put just libel laws upon
the statute books of the State. Mr.
Grier gave much of his time and at
tention to preparing the bill and Mr.
Gary in the house and Senator Car
lisle had it passed. Governor Blesse
has said he will veto this measure.
The addresses and essays by mem
bers were planned, but announce
ment will not be made until the sec
retary, Mr. R. L. Freeman, hears
from the persons so Invited.
It was decided to Invite as special
guests this year Messrs. John W.
Holmes of Barnwell and Charles Pet
ty of Spartanburg, veteran editors,
who were members of the famous
Wallace house In 1876. Col. R. A.
Thompson, surviving member of the
Secession convention, will also be In
Three members were added to the
roll yesterday. Messrs. W. H. Jones
of Columbia, editor of School News; -
McDavid Horton of the Columbia
Record, and Leon M. Green of the
Columbia bureau of the Charleston
News and Courier.
The members of the committee
present were: Messrs. August Kohn,
William Banks and W. E. Gonzales
of Columbia; Ed H. DeCamp of Gaff
ney and J. C. Mace of Marion. The
visiting members went out to the Co
lni in the afternoon and were much
pleased with the headquarters of the
association. Manager Whistler
hcwe them all over the hotel. *