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VOL. XXV MANNING, S. C, WEDNESDAY, APRIL
BALKS AT NEGRO
Ymng Girl Model Draws Color Line in
Chicago Art School
SHE WINS MUCH PRAISE
Refuses to Puse Before Class in
Which Negro Man is Included- i
Hereafter Negroes to be Barred- b
Makes Epoch in Practices of Art
Schools in Chicago. i
Hereafter negroes will be barred a
admission to the art cluases in Chi- 1
cago. The climax to the question was
brought about last week in Chicato
through the following incident re
lated by the Chicago Tribune: r
A beautiful girl model standing on c
a raised dais before Boutwood's life
lass of men students raised her
hands to her throat and was about i
to fling away the long kimono that tj
draped her figure from the nape of n
her softly curved neck to her bareI'
As she did so her eyes took in the 1:
'nen of the class, one by one. At last
they rested on Thomas Downs, a ne-.
-:ro. Then suddenly the hands whichl
had been fumbling with the cords at
her throat paused. A deep flush
cnread over the face of the girl. Turn- a
ing to one of the men students in the
first room she said in a half whisper:
"I'll not pose so long as that- t
that-black man is in the room. You
must get him to leave if I stay.
Downs was on his feet in an in-t
stant. This was the first time in the
istory of the life classes at the Art
Institute that the color line had ever
been drawn. A half dozen other stu- h
dents stood up when Down did. They
looked at Downs and Downs looked
it them evpectantly. Then with a
muttered protest Downs walked slow
ly to and out of the door.
An instant later the kimono had
been tossed away and the work of
the life class was on. -
That was all there was to it ex- Il
ceut the congratulations and ap- v
nlause'that came to Miss Blanha- x
that is the name of the model-after a
the'class was over; but it marks te tl
beginning of a new order of things a:
in the life classes at the Art Insti- tl
tute. From now on no negroes will p:
be admitted to the classes in which si
girls pose. g
There has for a long time been an ti
undercurrent of protest both among ai
the students and the models against e;
compelling beautiful young girls to ja
pose before negroes. This feeling t]
never found voice until yesterday. v,
The models were afraid to speak for
fear of losing their positions, the gri
students remained silent in dread of
being ridiculed for prudery, and tne g<
men said nothing because it did not t
seem a thing for a man to talk about. ijs
Miss Blanha's action solved the sit- it
uation. She did what every one h
seemed to want to have done ana e:
what no one seemed willing to do. n
2diss 'Blanha--her first name is ti
Siamie--lives at 812 Southwestern
avenue. She had been chosen to pose hi
for the class because of the exqzuis- o
iteness of her figure. which is said to f
be almost Grecian in its classicalness. a
Yesterday was her first appearance s
before Boutwell's class.
"The other girls had told me what i
I was to expect when I posed beforeS
this class," said Miss Blanha, "and Id
how they dreaded to do it. I made se
up my mind that some one would Ii
have to take a decisive stand in the i
matter, and as I have personally such
a great aversion to colored men that
it would have been almost impossible
for me to force myself to pose before
one of them. I determined to bring
on a crisis of some sort. I am glad
that matters have turned out as they
have. With the exception of the ne-i
gro student I guess every one is sat-! e
isfied.-, * si
GIVES HEAVY VERDICT.
Man Given. Fifty Thousand Dollars
After deliberating about one hour,
the jury in the case of A. G. Mene
fee vs. the Southern Railway Corn-a
pany returned a verdict for the plain-t
tiff at Barnwell Friday afternoon mIn
the amount of $50,000, the amount c
asked for in the complaint having t
been $75,000. The accident that f
brought about the suit. and thats
made Mr. Menefee a cripple for life. -
occurred a few years ago at Dent. a
little station above Columbia. twc
trains, a regular South-bound pas5-b
senger train and a special, on which
Menefee was engineer, colliding head-c
on. A motion has been made for a
new trial, and will probably be heard 1
next week. This verdict is said to be
the next largest ever rendered by a
Soutb Carolina jury, there being one
on record for $55,000.
TWO NEGROES BURNED
Beyond Recognition in Their Home 1
at Blackville. 1
At Blackville Oscar Greene and his s~
wife, two respectable old colored peo
ple, were burned to death Friday
morning in their home. The fire oc
curred about 1 o'clock Friday morn
ing. and the wind was blowing at a
rapid rate, bra,. fortunately, only one
other residence was burned. Oscarr
Greene was a good old darky, and ai
his death and that if his wife are de
plored. These old people had ac
quired a right nice property, and,.
while having no children of their I
own, had adopted several, and edu
cated them, among them being Albei't
Davidson, the mulatto who served as
postmaster there for several years.s
until his sudden death in the postof
BIG PUSH OF BOYS
O'PLE, MARRIED TEN YEARS,
'hirteen of This Number, All Boys,
Are Living, and Not One is Yet
Five Years Old.
mr. and Mrs. Frank Scott. of
ighland, Kan., are seeking a home
i Oklahoma with plenty of land.
'hey will need it, for although they
ave been married not quite ten
ears they are parents of 19 chit
ren, all boys, and 13 of them liv
ig. They hold the record for trip
ts, having five sets to their credit,
nd two sets of twins. All of the
3 boys living are under five years. I
Recently the Sco.ts, deciding that 2
hey must find more land, went to Al
erta, Canada. They were not sat
dfled there and returned. On the
eturn trip Mrs. Scott and her 13 t
hildren all rode on one first class
lket. At Omaha the conductor
iade a vigorous protesZ.
"Madam. you cannot carry a whole t
unday school along with you on
hat one ticket," he said, "and you i
eed not tell me those are all yours
nd under five years of age. You
rill have to pay for some of them.'
Mrs. Scott dug down Into her va
se and brought out the family Bi
le, in which was recorded the names ]
ad ages of each of the children.
'he conductor had to give in. The .1
iother and children occupied five
ouble seats in the homeseekers' car
nd paid for only one.
The names and ages of the chil
ren are: Ashbell, Archer and Aus
n, triplets, four and a half years
Id: Arthur and Arnold, twins, three
nd a half; Alan, Almon and Albin,
riplets, two and a half; Albert, Albi
a, and Adolph, triplets, 18 months; c
.bel and Abner, twins, six months.
[rs. Scott is 30 years old and her I
usband is only a year her senior.
he Southern Railway Revising Its
Roadbed Near Atlanta.
Extensive improvements on the
ne between Atlanta and Macon, in- C
ving the laying of about twenty
diles of passing tracks and revision
f grades are to be made at once by
ie Southern Railway according to
nouncement given out Tuesday by
ie Assistant to the President. The
ssing tracks will be of latest de
.gn, known as lap-sidings, which
reatly facilitate the movement of
-ains. These tracks will be placed
t intervals of about five miles and
ich will be long enough to accom
odate four trains. This additional
ackage will give many of the ad
ntages of double tracks and will
reatly increase the capacity of this
nportant line over which, in addi
on to the freight and local passen
er service, the through passenger
ains of the Southern between Flor
Ia and the West are handled. Dur
ig the last few months the Southern
as completed the work of strength
aing the bridges on this line and is
ow operating its heaviest locomo
yes over it. These i.nprovements
-ill add greatly to the facilities for
andling both freight and passengers
ver this line and will prove of bene
t not only to the territory immedi
tely served but to shippers and pas
nges using ,it for through com
erce and travel The expenditures
ivolved are being undertaken by the
outhern Railway Company in the
esire to give its patrons ithe best of
ervice and to provide for the great
icrease of business that is hoped for
FOUR PERISH IN .FIRE'.
Mother and Three Children Burned!C
Four persons perished and five oth
rs had narrow escapes in the d
ruction of the home of J. T. Veach
Jur miles from Harrodsburg, Ky.,
y flames early Monday. The victims
-ere rs. J. M. Bridges and her three
bildren. Her parents, the Veaches
nd their three children, escaped
ith slight burns.
Grs. Bridges, who is the wife of
Methodist evangelist of Bath, N. G.,
-as visiting with her three children
t the Veach home. They sleep Cli
he scond floor. Early Monday Mr.
each was aroused by the cracklingI
f famec He alarmed his wife and
heir children wh slept on the first
oor and shouted up a flame-choked
airway to Mrs. Bridges. There was
o response. Veach attempted to
ush through the burning stairway
> his daughter's aid, but was driven
ak by smoke and fire.
The house burned down in an in
redibly short time. In the ruins
ere found the charred bodies of
irs. Bridges and her children.
DIVINING ROD MEN JAILED.
tauffers Sentenced to Pay Fines and
Sent to Prison.
Fines and prison sentences were
'uposed by Judge Orr, sitting spec
alv in Federal Court in Scranton, Pa.
ist week. Abraham G. Stauffer, his
on. Oscar A. Stauffer: his namesake,
sS. Stauffer, and William S. Ream:,
esiients of Paimyra, Pa.. who plead
d guilty at the Williamsport session
f making fraudulent use of the
2i. They conducted a mall order
usiness by which they sold "divining i
ods' that were represented to bei
ble to locate different metals by thei
se of different needles. They also
leaded guilty to selling lascivious
etures through the mails, and will
'e fined and imprisoned for that.
Burned to Death.
Dr. D. E. Norris, a prominent phy-1
ician and his four children were
urned to death when their home was
..,.e nar Aurorn Mo. Tueay.a
MASS OF RUIN
(ew York's Magnificent Twenty-Seven
Milmion Dollars Capitol
WRECKED AND RUINED
3er.atiful Structure Goes Up in Fire
r.ad Smoke While Many People
Look On-The Famous White
Granite Structure Notable Exam
ple of Fne Architecture.
Fire swept, smoke-stained and
rater drenched, New York state's
agnificent $27,000,000 capitol
tands at Albany, N. Y., is a par
Ial wreck of flames that started in
he assembly library, burned away
he entire west wing and did damage
stimated at $10,000,000 before the
Ire was declared under control af
er raging more than four hours.
It is believed the fire was started
oy a fused electric push button be
:oming electrified. It was discovered
iy a night watchman and the alaim
vas sounded at 2:46 o'clock Wed
Lesday morning. Before the firemen
eached the massive st'ructure, price
ess documents, books and records
tored in the assembly library had
een destroyed, other departments
ere threatened. The Imitation oak
eiling of the assembly chamber,
omposed of papier mache, was par
lally destroyed as was also the fa
ous million dollar staircase in the
On the third floor, where the flames
,ained their start, the departments
rholly or partially destroyed by fire
r seriously damaged by water were:
The state library, containing four
undred thousand volumes, among
hem the most valuable genealogical
vorks. in the United States, together
rith relics, priceless documents,
ome of them dating back to. 1776
The assembly and senate libraries,
tored with thousands of volumes of
aw and code books, also a number
f documents and manuscripts that
an never be replaced.
The finance committee room in
rhich were stored drafts of all the
.ppropriation and other bills of the
The chamber of the president pro
em of the senate.
The lieutenant governor's room, i
adly damaged .but not wrecked.
The senate and assembly chambers
re soaked with water that has
uined their rich furnishings and tt.
apier mache ceiling of the latter is
tanging In straggling shreds of half
This ceiling with its handsome
,dornment is said to have cost a
reat sum and was one of the show
ights of the capitol.
On the fourth floor in the west
ring the wrecked offices are.
Court of claims. In which many
mportant legal documents were on
The bill drafting department.
The bureau of weights and meas
The state regent's rooms.
The state prison commission. I
The state educational department,
ontaining many valuable books of
cientific and historical interest.
On the second floor the damaged
The attorney general's office.
The state excise department.
On the first floor the damaged de
The offices of the state treasurer
nd state tax commissioner.
The state board of charities and
he state commissioner of lunacy.
The lower offices of the state ed u
Practically all the offices below the
hird loor, including the executire
ham.ber, were damaged by smoke
An attache of the assembly library
'eturning for some overlooked papers
iscovered a tiny blaze near his desk.
here had ben a complaint filed dur
g the day that an electric switch
ras out of order and this Is supposed
o have started the fire.
Runnin~g out into the corridor the
lcrk summoned a night watchman
,nd with the assistance of two news
paper men, efforts were made to put
ut the fire, which probably could
tave been done had a fire extinguish
rr or a bucket of water been avail
Lacking these. the flames sprend
mntil the room. with its Inflammable
urnishings and papers, was ablaze.
t was sometime before the firemen
rrived and before they could get
treams playing the flames were rac
ng toward the state library.
The grand western staircase, which
rs regarded as one of the most
>autful in the world, occupied the
enter of the western wing and con
isted of an immense double stairway
f sandstone elaborately car'ved. It
rs surmounted by a glazed dome
rhich soon fell.
The capitol, a gigantic structure of
rhite granite with red capped tow
rs, stands perched upon the highest
ff the several hills upon which the
iy of Albany is built.
It is 300 feet north and south by
'our hundr.ed feet east and west, and
oovers three acres.
'he first stone in the foundation
ras laid July 7, 1869. It was first
>ccupied by the legislature on Jana
try 7. 1879. Writers upon architec
re say that the white building with
ts towers reminds them of the fa
nous Taj Mahal, in India. Others
:all it a superb reflection of Frenchi
Broken by Death.
At Brockt on, Mass., an engage
nent of 53 years between Miss Emi
y Fanny Richmond and Rev.
lharles Lord has been broken by tuy
atI o+- the forer, at the age of
ONCE VERY RICH
SHE BECAME A RAG-PICKER AN]
DIED IN POVERTY.
Fatal Duel Betwen Her Father and
an English Admirer Blotted Hap
piness Out of Her Life.
"Mademoiselle," the rag-picker
had a name, though nobody in Ly
ons, France, knew it til she was
found dead on the floor of her gar
ret, dead of starvation and old age
combined. Her name was Marguerite
Carrel. And to her name there hang
Seventy years ago, in 1840, whet
Marguerite was 20, the Carrel were
among the silk magnates of Lyons.
The silk magnates formed a nu
bility, an aristocracy as proud in its
own way as the old aristocracy 01
France had been before the revolu
tion. Marguerite was the Carrels
only daughter. She was extremely
beautiful, and before she was 18 had
as many admirers as the Lyons sili,
merchants had grown-up sons. Bul
she would listen to or look at none oi
them. And then one day a youna
Englishman came to Lyons. His
name has not survived.
He was the heir of an English slli
firm, a firm of importers which hac
business dealings with the Duvai
firm, a rival of the Carrels. Betweer
the families was a feud as bitter as
that between the Montogues and
Marguerite Carrel met the young
English friend of the Duval house one
day and fell in love with him, and
he with her. The Englishman was
rich and did not care whether Mar
guerite came to him with or withoul
One night Narguerite Carrel ana
the Englishman left Lyons in a post
chaise. Their idea i.as to drive south
to mislead pursuit, to make for Mar
spilles, and from there to. ship for
But old Carrel got wind of their
flight and followed. Forty miles from
Lyons he caught them, and there on
the roadside, under Marguerite Car
rel's frightened gaze, Carrel and the
young Englishman shot one another
dead. What happened after that tc
Marguerite nobody knows for cer
tain. She was not seen again till
1870. the year of the war. Then
one day an old man who had been
helping to carry food and drink to
patients In the hospital recognized
in one o! the lay sistern Marguerite
Carrel-a woman of 50 now-whom
he had known and admired as a
young man. She was not a nun, but
wore the dress of a religious order
and the Geneva cross. She did more
work than any two other helpers in
All that the Lyons-of the last few
years knew about "Mademoiselle'
was that she was an old woman, bent
nearly double, with a witch's note
and chin. She dressed in bits ol
sacking and oddments of clothing
which the old clothes merchants had
discarded. She lived, literally lived,
on what she picked up.
All night she was to be seen
prowling up and down the streets of
Lyons, peering about for odds and
ends, begging a bit of sugar here,
picking up a cigar or cigarette end
there. on her old feet till 2 and 3
a. in., when in luck getting a copper
or two from the people who sat out
sIde the cafes, when out of luck pick
ag crusts from the gutter for her
And early in the morning "Mad
emoiselle," the .beautiful Marguerite
Carrel 70 years ago, was found dead
of privation in her garret. Her filthy
mattress fell to pieces when the po
lice lifed it, and out of a gap in it
to the floor rolled $S,000 in golci.
EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE.
Man in Boat Fired at Box and Ex
The explosion of 100 pounds of dy
namite from the impact of a rifle bul
let fired .by a member of a launch
party in Hason canal Sunday after
noon near Franklin, La., resulted it
the loss of one and the Injury 01
three persons, the wrecking of the
boat and damage to property several
Miss Kate Miller is dead and T. C
Lawless, Ellis Hahn and John David
son, all members of the launch party
were injured, Lawless seriously. Win
dows were broken in buildings in thi!
town, five miles from the scene.
Davidson fired at a box on the
shore 150 vards distant A terrifi<
explosion was the answer. The boal
was broken in twain and immediate13
sank, carrying Miss Miller with it.
WOMAN CHARGED WITH ARSON
Mrs. Missouri Horton Bound Over bI
Mrs. Missouri Horton, of Spartan
burg was bound over to the Crimina
Court Monday afternoon by Magis
trate Gantt on a charge of attempt
ing to burn her own home. Several
months ago Mrs. Horton's home
which is located on North Churci
street, caught fire three times wit hir
twenty-four hours and this led to
preliminary investigation. Only cir
cumstantial evidence was presentet
by the prosecution at the hearitu
and the leading witness was Chief E
D. Kennedy. of the fire department
who told of the events. Magistrate
Ga..tt saw fit to send the case over tc
the higher Courts. Mrs. Horton'
home was heavily insured.
Drew the Line.
It was an exceedingly trying exper
ence Miss Kate Johnson had Thurs
day when she appeared on the strerei
of South Bethlehem, Pa., in a haren:
skirt. It was the first sight loca:
people had had of this fashion. A
crowd quickly formed and after mob
THE DEMOCRATS PLAN A BID
CUT IN TARIFF DUTIS.
The House Will Make Sweping Re
ductions on Wool, Cotton and Oth
All rates of duty in the woole
schedule will be lowered more tha
50 per cent. No article In that sched
ule will be permitted to retain hal
of the protection now afforded by th
Payne-Aldrich act. A complete mod
ification and lowering of the entir
list will be made. These prediction
are made in letter from Washingto
to the New York World.
The letter goes on to say that al
the oppressive rates in the cottoi
schedule will be heavily cut. Onl:
just and equitable protection will b
allowed to remain. The most ot
noxious features of the schedule wi
be treated with even more severit
than the duties applied to woole
This is the prediction made by
leading member of the House Way
and Means Committee, now engage
in arranging some scheme of taril
revision. He says it is a perfectl:
safe assumption that the high place
in the cotton schedule will be hi
hard and the woolen duties mor
than cut in twain.
Other prominent Democrats believ
that rates on tools, farm machiner3
paints and other necessaries for th
producer will be materially reduced
"The things that the farmer ha
to buy will be put on the free list,
declared a member of the committe(
"We are going to see that the rec,
procity agreement does not hurt th
tiller of the soil."
It is realized by the more conserva
tive element that this is probably gc
ing too far in the way of predirt;i'-:
It is unlikely that all those thing
which the farmer buys will be place,
on the free list. There may be heav
shaving of the rates now imposed
but all the great mass or article
comprising such a list of necessitte
must bear some taxation to meet th
requirements of revenue.
.The temper now manifested by
majority of the Ways and Mean
Committee augurs well for the ef
fective downward revision of the tat
iff. There Is a general dispositioi
to eliminate all the most objection
able duties. It Is especially desirei
to lessen the cost of living. Rate
imposed on wearing apparel, farmin
implements, food-stuffs and article
of daily use will be liberally lowereo
The Ways and Means Committe
will meet again Saturday and take u:
the subject of tariff revision. Th
committee is having serious troubl
agreeing on a course of procedure
One faction would pass at least thre
tariff revision bills first, and thei
take up reciprocity, while the othe
would reverse this order.
Over this point the caucus callei
for Saturday will split when a vig
orous demand will be made for
complete revision of certain taril
schedules. Some members of th.
Ways and Means Committee wouli
pass a reapportionment bill and go a
far as possible toward providing fo
the direct election of United Stai~e
SAVED) BY FIRE DRILL.
Many Children Are Marched Quiet1;
The value of the fire drill 11
crowded .buildings was clearly dem
onstrated Wednesday afternoon whe:
Ifire was discovered in public schoc
No. 43 in New York. Althougl
smoke was drifting througnr th
building and the odor of burning
wood and paper permeated the hall
and class rooms, 2,900 little childre:
responded to the fire drill signal an<
in perfect order marched from th
building as they do several time
each week. In ten minutes all wer
on the street watching the firemen
The blaze did only trifling damage
The children were under splendia
Died in His Seat.
When business opened at the pri
vate .bank of Julius Debrousky il
New York Monday the first custome
was annoyed that she could get n
answer to her questions from th
banker, who sat leaning over a ta
ble seemingly buried in thought. H
had good reason for his silence. I:
the banker's abdomen was a bulle
Iwound from which ho died.
Made a Big Haul.
Ten thousand dollars in currenc
was stolen from a mail pouch i:
transit between Tampa and Clear
water, Fla., Monday night. . Th
theft was discovered when the ma;
pouch reached St. Petersburg Tues
day morning at 10 o'clock, havin
been carried by its destination, Clear
Wilkerson Elected President.
Prof. Wilkerson, who has been
member of the Colored State Colleg
ever since the institution was startec
was elected president of the colleg
yesterday by the trustees. We be
lieve he will fill the bill to the satiu
faction of all concerned.
Lost His Nerve.
At Cleveland. Ohio. Wellingto
Davis, a vaudeville juggler, lost hi
nerve when about to be married t
Miss Marie Loplant, his partner i
*the act, and jumped through a glas
door. He is now in the hospital. bli
* Killed in Wreck.
Three persons perished in a wrec
of the New Foundland mail steame
Bruce, which struck rocks off Scal
tern during the night. The, steame
is a total loss. The Bruce was on it
way to Louisburg, B. C.. Wlen tb
Mou5daa Declares That Lorimer Used
Money in His Election.
KNOWS THIS TO BE TRUE
But the Venerable Publisher De
clined Repeatedly to Tell the In
Svestigating Committee Where He
Got His Information or Who Told
Him about Matter.
H. H. Kohlsaat, publisher of the
Chicago Record-Herald, told the Illi
nois Senate investigating committee
r Wednesday tLat he knew $100,000
a had been used to procure the election
of William Lorimer to the United
He refused to give the committee
1 the source of his information, not
withstanding the committee has the
I power to Imprison him because of
5 his refusal.
I When Mr. Kohlsaat was first called
to the stand, he was asked where he
obtained his information on which he
5 wrote an editorial saying $100,000
t has .been raised to elect Lorimer.
ir. Kohlsaat declined to answer a
number of questions. He said he
could not violate a confidence.
Attorney Healy put direct ques
tions to him asking if his informant
had said he was asked for $10,000.
"I decline to answer," he said.
"Did he say that nine other men
had been asked for $10,000 each?"
"I refuse to answer."
"Is he a resident of Chicago?"
"I decline to answer."
- "Is he alive now?"
"Would you denounce any citizen
who takes the stand you have taken
I here?" asked Senator Burton.
F "Any man who will violate a con
fidence is not worth a snap. I wouXd
not let my Court reporter vieoate a
confidence. fqo newspaper man :an
violate a confidence. That is my
code of morals."
L "You have been demanding this In
vestigation and now you refuse to aid
- "I &ppreciate. the position, but I
will not violate this confidence."
. The committee then went Into ex
I ecutive conference. Everyone except
Mr., Kohlsaat. Attorney Healy and
members of the committee were or
3 dered out of the room.
The questions were aga.in put to
Mr. Kohlsaat. Again he refused ab
solutely to answer.
The doors were then reopened and
Mr. Kohlsaat was given a third op
portunity to answer the questions of
the committee; this he again refused
I to do. Mr. Kohlsaat was excused un
r til 10 o'clock, Thursday morning,
1 He was informed by the committee
- that its members had agreed that he
- must answer the questions regarding
L A FOLLETTE FOR PRESIDENT.
Wants to Capture the Republican
A Boston dispatch says Republican
politicians are anticipating with con
siderable interest the lecture that
Senator Jonathan Bourne of Oregon
Is to deliver at a local club tomorrow
night on "Delegated versus Popular
Government." The lecture and the
informal conferences to follow, it is
understood here, will be the launch
Iing of Senator La Follette's oandi
dacy for president. Senator Bourne,
who is the founder of the National
Progressive Republican League, is
understood to have formed a polit
1ical alliance with Senator La Follette
and to have undertaken the task of
capturing the New England delega
Stion to the republican convention of
Bnext year. The main plank of the
Bourne platform is the initiative, ref
erendum and recall.
Rufus I. Hasell, for several years
bookkeeper for the wholesale and rc
-tail grocery firm of Welch & Eason,
Charleston. S. C., committed suicide
Monday morning in his office by send
~'ing a -bullet from a new 38S-calibre
Bpictol through his temple, no reason
-being assigned for the deed. Haseil
Bwas in poor health, however. He was
unmarried and about 38 years of
Found Lot of Money.
A cat chased a mouse under a
~'foot-stool in the home of Henry
Karg, in Fort Plain. N. Y., this week,
- and then stuck Its paw into the hole
to try for her prey. When she drew
the foot out a $50 bill was sticking
-to a claw. Later $875- was taken
Sfrom the stool, which represents the
-hoard left by Grannie Karg when
she died suddenly on Feb. 25.
During the month of February
deaths from the plague in India
reached the total of 8S,498. The dis
aease has become such a fixture in the
-province that the British India office
-has almost given up its efforts to
stamp it out.
A boy in knickerbockers walked
I into the postoffice at Lake View, near!
0Buffalo, N. Y., Saturday night, and
using an axe handle as a weapon,
Sfelled Helen and Ella Mayn, sisters
t of Wmn. Meyn, the postmaster. and
robbed them of $500. He then es
Negro MIust Hang.
~Daniel Duncan, the Charleston ne
-gro convicted of killing a Jew mer
r chant and his wife, and is under sen
5 tence of death, lost his last card
eMonday when the supreme court dis
missed a petitinn to rehear the case.
BIBLE MUDENI MAKU
3REAT P.7LIGIOUS PAGEANTRY
IN SPARTAN CITY.
Led by Former Governor . F. Ansel,
Fifteen Hundred Members of Bi
ble Classes, Parade.
-Spartanburg had a most remark
ble parade on last Wednesday. With
he streets lined with thousands of
;pectators, a procession of fifteen
iundred Bible students marched
rom the Court House, on Magnolia
treet. to Converse College and back
It was perhaps the most impres
sive religious sight ever witnessed in
the South, and certainly the most im
pressive ever known in South Caro
ina. A marked feature of this long
parade of Bible students was the va
rious classes of men and boys which
:omposed the long line.
Headed by members of the Spar
tanburg police force, who are also
members of various Bible classes,
nd followed by Ex-Governor Martin
F. Ansel and other notable guests,
the line was composed of profession
al men, college professors, those per
;ons living In the mill districts, who
are members of their Bible classes,
and also there were many from the
:ountry churches near Spartanburg.
Each Bible class marched under Its
>wn banner and some had their
bands along, while the orchestra
rom the Bible class of Bethel Meth
)dist Church, of Spartanburg, occu
pied seats on a huge wagon.
Mounted on this wagon there was
also a piano, and while the line was
traversing the most crowded business
parts of the city, hymns were sung,
nakng It a- most Impressive proces
fion and one that will ever linger in
the minds of those who witnessed
)r nprticipated in it.
The stores and business concerns
)f the city were closed In order that
he employees could march in this
ine, openly professing their faith
and their religion. The ministers of
apartanburg acted as marshals.
The second day of the annual Con
vention of the Sunday-school workers
:ow in session will mark an. epoch
n the history of the Association.
rhree of the greatest and most en
,husiastic meetings were held, be
sides the Bible class parade.
BOUND FOR THE SENATE.
ov. Blease Says He Expects to Go
The Columbia correspondent of
rhe News and Courier says Governox
Blease will be a candidate for the
Jnited States Senate. He said today
hat he is -"going as straight to the
nited States Senate as a martin to
Senator Tillman said the other day
:hat he will run again if his health
permits, but it is doubted by many
:hat he will again be in the race.
jovernor Blease said recently that he
3culd beat any man except Tillman
or the Senate.
In the event Senator Tillman is
aot a candidate In 1913, Governcr
Blease will be in the race. Other
wise he will be a candidate for the
enatorship later on. That is the
way the situation appears today.
Governor Blease has received en
~ouraging letters, he states, from all
yarts of South Carolina. Hie is told
.n these letters that he is stronger
sow politically than ever before. One
:nan wrote him, "Go ahead and give
RAINED MUVD DOWN
Result of Precipitation in Dusty At
On last Thursday It rained pure
:nud in Wathena, Kansas. The phe
somenon is accounted for by the fact
:hat a high wind and duststorm from
.he northwest was prevailing when a!
light rain began to fall, and the drops;
f water collected the dust in the at
nosphere, turning them into mue.
Persons who were outdoors had their
:othing spattered and soiled, and the
jaint upon houses, vehicles and im
,lements outdoors all showed the ef
scts of having received a sprinkling
,f the mud. A high wind wind still
ss blowing, with the temperature near
Life Crushed Out.
The Columbia Record says instant
leath by passenger train No. 42, from
Asheville to Columbia, was the fate
>f Mr. H. 0. SmIth, a flagman, em
,loyed by the Southern railway, at
Eornane, four miles from Columbia,
at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mr.
3ith was 22 years of age and un
Died From a Fa~t
Hurled by a gi:it wave with ter
rific force down the companionway
and instantly killed was the fate of
Captain Christen Peterson, master of
the Danish steamer, Dronning Olga,
arriving at Newport News,- Va., Wed
riesday with the flag at half mast
and showing evidence of a hard bat
Lie at sea.
Body in Deep Well.
The body of R. Copeland, missing
rom tiorrison, Fla., for months, has
been found in a thirty-foot well. All
indications point to murder, as the~
skull of the victim was crushed in,
and the body covered by debris to
shield the crime. It is known that
Copeland had considerable money be
fore he disappeared so suddenly.
Here's the King.
Confessing to numerous thefts,
Steen Ellingson told the police of
Hoquam Wash., last week, that he
'had stolen more than 3,000 chickens
from hen roosts in that town during
the past three years. The lad, to
gether with two companions, was ar
r.ueste for rlarizing a store.
WilU U)1 DU lit
Representative Smith Says Governor
Blease Changed the Names.
MATER IS IN A MUDDLE
The Members of the Greenville Del
egation Reopens the Question of
Appointing County Assessors, and
Endeavor to Straighten Out the
Matter If They Can Do So.
A dispatch from Greenville in
speaking of the recent discussions
that arose over the action of Gov.
Blease in revoking the commissions
of C. G. Drake and J. L. Campbell as
members of the county board of as
sessors, and the subsequent alleged
statements of the governor's stenog
rapher that the names of Bearden
Jennings and Mr. Acker had been
erased by Representative C. D
Smith, a member of the Greenville
county delegation, says WMr. Smith
went before B. M. Shuman, an attor
ney, and -made affidavit, the substan
tial statements of which are given in
the following extracts:
"Senator Mauldin stated that the
stenographer in the governor's of
fice told him that I had erased the
name of Mr. Acker and substituted
that of Mr. Campbell on the board of
assessors of Dunklin township - and
also had erased the name -of Bearden
Jennings and substituted that of C.
G. Drake in Cleveland township.
"I erased no'names, nor were they
erased under my directions, but these
changes were made under the direc-.
tion of the governor.
"BeIng the only member of the
Greenville delegation that was es
pecially friendly to the governor, the
governor stated to me on several oc
casions while in Columbia during the
session of the general assembly that
he would make appointments on:my
"He -told me to make my fight In
the Greenville delegation and if I was
downed to come to him and he would
take care of me. -
"In the delegation meetings the
delegation appeared to be controlled
by Senator Mauldin, and all the men
recommended by me were promptly
voted down by the members. In
Dunklin township, which was my
home township, I especially requested
the delegation to recommend the
name of J. L. Campbell in the place
of J. 'D. Wood. The delegation, how
ever, recommended the names -of
Traynham, Cothran and Acker, my
recommendation being Cothran and
Traynham. In Cleveland township
there was no delegation meeting. I
was informed that- the majority of
the delegation recommended Morgan,
Hagood and Jennings. The minority,
which were Mr. Earle and mys'f,
recommended Hagood, Morgan and
Drake. I carried the papers to the
governor, who had told me he would
appoint my appointees, and there
upon Goy. Blease told his secretary
to make any changes that I desired.
"The appointments made were oy
the governor's own orders and the.
governor knew that he was appoint
ing on my recommendation and not
on that of a majority of the Green
Smith is one of the leade'rs of tbe
Cotton Farmers' union and has been
organizing the union. He has also
organized the farmers In the legisla
ture so that they may legislate in
telligently on matters pertaining to
What Gov. Blease Says.
Coy. Blease said Thursday that he
did not remember the details in con
nection with the appointment of the
Greenville county board of assessors.
He said that the matter had been
handled by a stenographer employed
by him for several weeks and that
she would make a statement Friday.
"I will stand by whatever statement
she makes," said Gov. Blease.
Tillman Feels Better.
Senator B. R. Tillman in response
to an inquiry as to his health Inspired
by a rumor that he was very unwell
said Friday that he was feeling en
tirely fit. He spent the day in the
fields on his farm at Trenton, and
says the country life is agreeing with
him so finally that he feels better ev
ery day. He is feeling better than he
has felt for months past.*
When a stove exploded in ,. nome
of John Teppe, at San Ste. Marie,
Mich., fiying pieces o the stove tore
loose the . .dfrom the walls and
it fet-'n a two-year-old child lying
asep in bed. Before the child
was rescued it had been smothered.
Man's Body Found.
The body of Walter Byrum, of
'onroe. N. C., who left his home on1
JTanuary 23, was found in a mill pond
near his home Tuesday morning by
two boys who were fishing. The body
bore no evidences of foul play.
Killed His Wife.
At Charleston Susan Deas was cut
by her husband, Alead Deas, Sunday
night at her home on Hanover street,
dying a short time afterwards. The
cutting was the result of a quarral.
Deas was sarrested.
Bull Kills a Man.
Disregarding the warning thata
bull in the pasture was vicious Wil
1am Payne, of Norristown, N. 3., was
gored ..and trampled to death th-s
week. He had declared ho could
conquer any mad bull.
Pipe Blew Out.
At Manchester, N. H.. the head of
a 1-inch steam pipe at a power
house here .blew out Monday, killing
one man instantly and severely inur
ing eh t otheor persons.