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Makes Speech to the Graduates of Cem
se Colege and Creates
AN AFMCTING SCENE
The Senator Talks of the 'Movement
to Establish Clemson College,
Which Has Ever Been Near to His
Heart--Eighty-Seven Young Men
The graduating exercises of Clem
son College which took place Tues
day, were of unusual -interest. The
events were the splendid address t(
the graduating class by Dr. James K
Patterson ,of the University of Ken
tucky, the powerful speech of Alam
Johnstone to the graduates, the eio
quent short speech of W. D. Evans ir
presenting the trustees' medal foi
oratory to M. W. Call of 'Marion,
the remarkable ovation given Sena
tor Tillman when he presented the
D. K. Norris medal given to the best
all-round man in the graduating class
to A. M. Salley of Orangeburg.
The exercises were most gracefully
presided over by President Riggs,
who seems to be the right man it
the right place at the head of Clem
son. The graduating class this yeai
consists of eighty-seven young men
who go out into the world well
equipped for the battle of life. The
college has closed the best year im
many respects, in its history. Sen
ator Tillman was present and mad'
a speech to the graduating class. Il
was a great day for Clemson, abound
ing in many pleasing and memorabli
One of the most notable of thes(
was the affecting scene when Sena
tor Tillman stod waiting for the ap
plause to subside, covering his fact
with his hands to hide the tears. anc
in a voice choking with emotion be
gan a characteristic speech, in whicl
he told of being forbidden by hi.
physician to make an address. H(
-reviewed-his career briefly, telling o!
the vision he had in 1SS5' when h(
offered resolutions at the grang
meeting in Bennettesville which wer(
defeated, calling for a department o:
agriculture at the univeristy, and o:
his subsequent letters edyocating thi
establishment of a separate agricul
tural college. He said few men liv4
to realize their dreams, but he hai
lived to see more at Clemson au
Winthrop than he had ever dreamed
There were occasional flashes o:
the old time fire and force in th
senator's address and the audienc
listened in rapt attention. Never ha
such a ovation been given a man a
Clemson as greeted the senator-whei
be, seemingly unwillingly sat down
He stood the fatgue of speaking ver
well, and seemed supremely happy
Senator spoke. as follows:
"Ladies and gentlemen: My phy
sician has forbidden me to make
-speech, 'but I cannot on this occasioI
*efrain from expressing to you m
- great pleasure at -being here, and
above all, to return to you th'ank
for -th4 heartiness of your welcome
*I shall not take long, but there ar
some things I think ought to b
said, and if my strength holds ou
I -will attempt to say them. On
honorable -president of the board o
trustees has spoken of Mr. Clemson'
dream and of his vision years ago.
also -had a dream and a vision, an<
will tell you of it. In 1885, twenty
si years ago, the 5th day of nex
August,. I attended the -joint meetin,
of the State Grange and State Agri
cultural Society 'at Bennettsville, i:
- Marlboro county. I offered a serie
of resolutions there, which were no
adopted by the meeting, but th
speech I made on this occasion me
'with such a spontaneous outburst o
approval from the assembled farmer:
of the State, that I felt sufficientl:
encouraged to march forward alon
the line I had- marked out.
"That fall I wrote a series of let
ters for the News and Courier, whic1
was then the leading paper of th<
-State and reached almost every fan
house. In these articles I advocates
a different education from that whicl
we had in the State. I urged th<
establishment of a separate college
although the Bennettsville resolu
tion had only demanded that the
Legislature establish a departmen
in the University of South Carolina
which would be devoted to agricul
f-uie and mechanical arts and t<
which women would ,be 'admitted.
have seen the time when I would en
ioy very much talking to you.
have addressed thousands and hun
dreds of thousands of my fellow cit
izens in this and other States. an'
enjoyed the stimulus of a large an
dience, but my mind will not respon'
tmywill ias it once did.
"I will go on and tell you abou.t m:
vision. I dreamed that there ough
to be a college for boys and girl!
that would equip them for the battl<
of life; -a college where the- studies
would be not only Latin and Greel
and the classics, but snch as woul'
prepare a m'an to make his bread and
butter. I had a vision not of thit
- school, 'but of something like it; no
of Winthrop, but something like it
I did not dream that this schoo
would become what it is. I attendea
the commencement at Winthrop las
week and saw 700 young women
your sisters, your sweethearts. Well
is there anything more to say? The:
were there in fullforce and were the
prettiest things I ever saw or evel
expect to see again. It is not oftet
that a man is allowed to live a-nd t<
see his dreams come true and to~ m;
fellow members of -board of trustee!
and my co-workers in the State is du<
my realization of these dreams.
-Now, young men. I had the goo
sense and the good luck to find
good woman who was willing to hitel
up with me and who has trotted dowI
the road of life with me ever since
I consider my marriage the greates
piece of luck I ever had. I want t<
say to you that if you will go and d<
likewise, you ought to ,be successtal
for there is nothing in the world s<
inspiring as the love of a good, pur<
*"'But I must proceed to do what:
came out here for, and if Mr. Al
bert M~\cMichael Salley will come up
on the rostrum I will award to hin
the medal. -Mr. Salley, I wish yot
would put it on and let us see hon
handsome you look. Now turn you
self around, for there are some girl<
up yonder who--Zay wish to see you
In, praeseir you this medal 'I wan1
"WANTS TO BE FREED"
PROTECTION HIT BY DEMOCRAT
He Says the Protective Tariff Wall Is
Unnecessary Because of Greater
Efficiency of Americans.
An attack upon the protective tar
iff system by an American manufac
turer, who claimed to have studied
labor and manufacturing conditions
in many countries of the world, held
the close attention of the house of
representatives for two hours Mon
day. Representative William C. Red
field, of 'Brooklyn, a new Democratic
member, a manufacurer of machinery
and long.:connected with export trade,
declared to the house th-at American
manufacturers are abandoning the
protective principle as unnecessary as
they develop more scientific manage
ment of their own plants as now car
ried on by the more advanced Ameri
"The protective tariff has simply
enabled manufacturers to sell at
such high prices that they have not
studied their own conditions closely,"
said Ir. Redfield. "They have relied
on government support rather than
upon rose business management. Its
effect has been to stimulate the devel
opment of plants until they are now
so large that products must be sold
abroad. In this condition the manu
f-acturers no longer want to pay the
hith prices necessary for material'un
der a protective tariff."
Mr. Redfield dec!ared that instead
of foreign labor being cheaper, Amer
ican labor is really the cheapest in
the world; that from extensive in
vestigation in many parts of the
world.he knew that no labor produced
as much production in proportion to
Lihi wages it received as Americans.
He said the American laboring man
only "wants to be freed from old re
strictions and outgrown systems."
Mr. Redfield attacked the Republi
can system of a tariff equal to the
difference in cost at home and abroad.
ie said it was impossible to deter
mine this difference in cost, because
of higher quality of American labor
ind varying factory conditions.
"The American tariff board is
worthless unless empowered to call
for the cost sheets of the factories
engaged in the line of manufacture
it is studying," said Mr. Redfield.
"Give it that power and see what
a howl goes up from the American
manufacturers. The truth is that of
ten the American cost of production
FELL MORE THAN A MILE.
tMronoplane Shoots Down and Both In
mates Are liUed.
At Johannisthal, Germany, Herr
Sependel, wlby, though plractica1Iy
only a beginner, on Tuesday estao
lished a German -altitude record oi
6,594 feet in an aeroplane, fell that
Sevening with his mechanic, Voss, and
both were instantly killed. Schendei
Swas trying to eclipse the world's alti
tude record with a passenger.
rIn a Dorner monoplane Schendel
Sand 'Voss had reached a height of
t6,650' feet, when a. cannon was fhied
ron the aviation field to announce the
Pend of the day's competition. A mo
Sment later the monoplane was seen
Ito assuime a vertical position.
It is believed that Schendel was
trying to glide to the earth with his
-motor shut off. Once he seemed to
Shave righted the machine, but almost
immediately he again lost control,
1and it shot to earth with terrific
speed, landing just outside the avia
tion field, the prow burying itself in
to have a few words to say about
bow you got it and whence it came.
Since I have been here my mind has
been busy thinking about the men
who have helped us plan and work
for this college. Three of them are
'io more. I speak of the life trus
tees, Col. D. K. Norris, the Hon. R. E.
Bowen 'and Capt. John E. Bradley.
These trustees have ceased their la
bors and have crossed that bourne to
which we are all hastening.
"You are not near enough to it to
realize or consider it as yet, but I
will soon be there and join these
men. Col. D. -K. Norris was a man
w'ho loved the college and worked for
! t day and night While he was a
trustee ,he helped to plan and build
't, and he as much as any other tins
-ee did his full duty to bring about
the results which you see about you.
- f you will wear this medal honorably
.vhich I trust and know you will, be
cause I know the -county your 'are
-rom and the breed to which? you be
long: I know your family and people
and the stock from which you came;
I hope that you will occupy the higb
est position to w-hich you may aspire.
"And now, young friends, .1 want
to ask you to take home to your par
ents my greetings, and say to them
that Clemson College has made you
what you are; that it has afforded you
the opportunity to develop your hign
est powers. If, in after life, you
will climb to the top of the ladder,
that is all I .ask. It is not given to
every man to succeed. All men c.an't
be senators or governors, but every
man can be a good citizen, good
husband and a good father. And if
you will remember this and let it be
'in inspiration to you to your future
career: that you went to Clemson;
that you at least learned how to ooev
orders. Although I have a recol
lection of April Fool's Day, when
some did Dot,' you will always be
nroud of the f'act of your years at
Clemson, and if. in after life, when
you have climbed high, it can be said,
here goes a Clemson boy, a poor boy
that Clemson has helped to educate
tha't is all I -ek' of rou. I t'sk God's
blessing on you all."
The graduating class of Clemson
this year numbered S7. as follows:
Four in metallurgy; 13 in the tex
tile department: eight in civil en
gineering: 18 in mechanical and
electrtal- engineeri-ng land 44 in
Another Gasoline Victim.
Joseph Johnson, a colored boy,
was perhaps fatally burned in a fire
at the Columbia Fruit Company's
store Monday morning. A gasoline
stove exploded, scattering the fiames
TAFT WILL LOSE
Will Be Nominated But Will 6 Be Dfeat
ed Surely at the Polls.
DEMOCRATS WILL -WIN
That is the Prediction Made of Next
Year's Campaign by a Republican
Who is Entirely Friendly to Pres
ident Taft, at the White House
"President Taft will be nominated
by acclamation, but he will be de
feated overwhelmingly at the polls.''
This prediction, says the Washing
ton torrespondent of the Atlanta
Constitution, was made on Monday
at the White House by a Republican
who is altogether friendly to the
President, and expressed the convic
tion held in Washington at this time
by the best informed men of both
Three months ago the President
himself would have readily agreed to
the truth of the statement, but today
he takes a decidedly more optimistic
view of his political future. Only a
few weeks ago the President had a
strong intimation that he would be
renominated simply because nn oie
else in the regular organization
wanted it, and he felt equally certain
he would not be re-elected.
The fate of the National Progres
sive Republican League, whtc.i his
practically- gone to pieces, and the
disintegration of the La Follette or
granization which was, backing the
senator from Wisconsin for the
presidential nomination. has made
the way clearer and plainer than
ever for President Taft's re.'omina
tion by his party. He now exoects to
be renominated, and is beginning to
take an active interest in the future
and to entertain hopes that ,he has
a fdir fighting chance of re-election.
Frankly, there is more optimism in
t.e white bouse in-d-hy thani at any
time since that disastrous Novem
ber day of last year when the people
of the country let it be known
what they thought of the Payne-Al
drich tariff bill, as a redemption of
Republican ante-election pledges.
From opinions expressed in the cor
ridors of the executive office, things
are "looking up," and are expected
to continue to improve.
Republican members of congress
and party leaders who have been in
a state of despondency, hafe been
told to cheer up, and "buck up,"
that there is no telling what the
future m-ay develop, and the demo
cratic house has not -yet completed
its work, and the country heard
from as to the effect of the demo
cratic program for the revision of the
woolen, steel and - c'tton schedules.
in fact, the word Is goinig forth that
the right kind of a fight will win in
1912, and bring about four more
years of Taft.
Until a few weeks ago, President
Taft made no particular effort to
conceal his belief that he was doom
ed to be a one term president. The
result of the November elections, the
growing factional division in Repub
lican ranks, the widespread criticism
to which he and his administration
had been selected in thea press, and
the "hoodoo" which seemed' to fol
low everything he did, combined to
n':-ke hint beheve thbat he vould not
win the endorsement of a second
At that time he thought he would
be renominated, because be could
not for the life of him see why any
other man should offer .himself for
the sacrifice which seemed inevitably
pendinly. But hope springs eternal
even in a presidential breast, and
while the -chief executive formerly
resolved to accept the nomioation if
tendered him, because he believed it
his duty to lead the forlorn hope, he
now thinks he has a chance.
The great fight President Taft has
made for Canadian reciprocity, in
opposition to the wishes of practical
ly his entire party, and the most de
termined opposition of some of the
most prominent members in it, has
given the country a new imwression
of his character and ability. Those
closest to the president insist that
whatever credit the Democ-ats get
out of the recoprocity agreement if
passed, will be secondary to that
which will go to President Taft.
It is not to be Understood thai
the president and his friends are ev
en yet confident of carrying the elec
tion next fall, but they are hopeful
of doing so. They believe present
prospects point to a fightin-g chanc~e
for the Republicans. Bukthat means
such a difference in the impressions
held a few weeks ago, that they are
fairly elated. The reception accorded
the P-esident's speech in Chicago
last Saturday on the subjie 'f reci-.
erocity has helped to stimulate them.
They are now watching with great
interest his 'efforts to bring -about a'
favorable alignment in the1snae
where the reciprocity measure has at
last penetrated without 'L favorable
Rapid Growing Squash.
T. M. Ray of Valdosta, Ga., has
on exhibition at one of the grocery
stores in the city a wcndler in the
way of a big yellow squash Four
teen days after the bloom appeared
on the vine -he squash weighed
forty-three pounids. having averaged
three pounds a day in weight.
Burn the Town.
French Creek, W. Va., 'a farming
community of 200 souls, was almost
destroyed ,by fire. Many families are
encamped in barns and nmakin; a
temporary home with more fortunate
neighbors. The fire was started by
burglars that blew the safe in the
Signs a Good Bill.
Governor Dix has signed a hill pro
hibiting the admission of boys under
16 years of age to pool and billiard
rooms or public bowling alleys in
New York. Another bill approved
by him provides for the licensing of
all moving picture operators.
Thirty Russians Drown.
The sinking of an overcrowded
ferry 'boat on th'e Volga, near Ug
titch, Russia, is reported. Thirty
persn were drowned.
HERMIT PASSES AWAY
[IVED IN WOODS OVER FORTY F
Tohn Carnes, the Wild Man of 3
Cherokee County Dies in County
A special to the State from Gaffney
says one of Cherokee county's great- B
st curiosities is dead. "Wild John" =
3tarnes, otherwise known as the Wild 1E
an of Cherokee, is no more. n
It became known several days ago et
that Starnes was sick and a party c'
went in search of him, going into the ei
most secluded portion of the county te
where he lived, and finding him. He
was brought to the county home, near k:
Gaffney, suffering with pneumonia, tl
and was kept there until Saturday ti
night, when he died. a:
"Wild John" has long been a cur- s(
iosity. Many have gone iuto the toi ti
ests in search of him only to be dis- tl
appointed, while there are some few e:
who have seen and talked with him. d
He had been living the life of a
hermit for about forty years. It is t(
stated that when a young man -of v
about 20 years, Starnes for some -
reason became mentally unbalanced s1
and took to the woods. -He con- b
structed a hovel of goods boxes, a sl
very inadequate shelter, and there h;
he h-as dwelt for the last 40 years. d
Many conjectures have been in- t,
dulged in as to what caused this d
strange action, but it is supposed that S
he was disappointed in love, although ,
it has been rumored that Starnes was- e
the man who acidentally shot Gen.
Stonewall Jackson and that this un
balanced his mind. He was as shy
as a. deer, hard to get a sight of
and harder to talk to.
tOne time, when sick, he was taken h
to the home of a relative, but as
soon as he regained his strength be
hied back to his hovel where he
barricaded himself and defned those a
who wished to take im. Good.
homes have been offered him time
and time again, but all to no avail. 1
He has shunned society. t
When taken to the county farm it r
was much against his will, and he
caused no little trouble while there.
He would not stay in the bed, and as
soon as the attendant's' back was
was turned, would leap out -and hud- e
dle in a corner with his hands cl-asp
ed and head bowed. He pleaded with
the superintendent of the home with
tears in his eyes to let him out
on the ground to die in peace. The
house and its covering seemed to
have affected him.
FACTS ABOUT MALARIA.
fow Mosquitoes Breed the Disr ise
and Its Prevention.
The Department of Agriculture is.
continually getting out bulletins for
the farmer, concerning various topics
of interest. Among the recent bulle-s
tins was one prepared on the sub
ject, "Facts About Malaria." The
disease, known as malaria, is caused
by parasites that enter the blood,
and -feed on the red cells. Warma
climates are peculiarly conductive to1
malaria, and it is chiefly. in such
climates that malaria is worse.1
These -paraistes multiply very rapid
ly and 'in a short time millions of
them are in the body. It may hap
pen that after having been treated a
person thinks he is free from the dis
ease, and has killed out all but one
of the parasites, -but this one may
multiply and give him fever again.
The fever itself is not so dangerous1
as is the fact that it weakens the
body, leaving it an easy prey should
death approach in another disease.
The way these parasites are car
red about is chiefly by the at
pheles mosquito. This mosquito
having fed- upon a person already in
fected with thei malarial parasite,
gives this parasite to every other
person he . bites. This mosquito sel
doms bites before sundown and there
are two ways of distinguishing him;
by the way he holds himself upon
the wall, usurally the body'of a mos
quito is paralell to the wall upon
which he is standing. but this mosqui
tos' body leans away from the wall
at an angle; then the wing of this
special mosquito is spotted.
These mosuitoes seldom travel '
more than half a mile from ther ~
breedin~ place, and that is why some -
regions are said to be malarious.
There are three different ways to
ight this malaria. First, by me
chanically protecting -yourself from ~
the mosquito by screens, nets etc. E
In Italy, where the disease 'wasb
especially prevalent -several years t
ago, it became a rule that persons I
had to wear veils -and gloves in some t
district. By this means of mechan- t
ical protection the malaria rate was f
reduced from 65 or 70 per cent down I
to 14,. 'but here it remained. The
second method is that of extermi
nating the mosquito. Take care that
all cans of water, pools of stagnant
water, and even the backwater of a C
running stream, be watched and
guarded. There are many ways of ~
killing the mosquitoes, two simple C
ways being to pour oil of' throw
lim'e on the waters where they are
breeding. The third method of
ighting malaria is that of systemati
ly treating~ the malarious infected I
district, usually with quinine. - In
Italy. free quinine was distributeao
by the government, usually prepared
in some chocolate or other sweet
confectionery. By this method the a
malaria rate was reduced to 4 per 'I
cent. ~Dr. Ronald Ross, the dis- d
coverer of the relation of malaria a
with the mosquito advises that an r
adult patient take five grains of sul- b
phate of quinine every day for four 2
months, together with whatever de- o
tails of treatment the -attending phy- a
sician should direct.
Dead Man Comes flack.
. Official records showed that Dan I
Richardson died August 15, 1909. at i2
Waukegan, Ill., .and an administra- o
ton was appointed by Probate Judge v
Cutting. Recently Richardson daz- Ifi
ed the court at Chicago by walking -d
in and demanding his estate-$1,- o
142. A dead man was identified as I
Richardson by his sister, it turned
out. Richardson was officially de
clared alive and got his estate back.
Sold for Sixteen Cents-. t
At Savann'ah after the regular s<
close of business Saturday a line of p
2,000 bales of high grade cotton was a
sold at a price equivalent to about 1
16 cet for good middling.
SHE TOOK THEM IN
UME FORTUNE TELLER REAPS
agic Talismans Sold to Number of
Superstitious and Credulous Peo
ple for Large Sunis.
)irs. Jennie Hunter, alias Madame
unter,- who was arrestel in Balti
ore recently on a warrant from Ra
igh, -charging ner with obtaining
oney under false pretenses, work
I a number of superstitious and
rredulous people there for consid
rable sums of money as a fcrtune
,Mrs. Annie 0. Batman, a well
aown dressmaker, lost $800 through
;. representations of the wily for
me teller that she could unravel
ad work out the happiest solution of
>me fahily troubles that were dis
rbing Mrs. Eatmian.. Just what
ey were has not yet been divulged
cept to the authorities in confi
IThe next largest amount claimed
S'have been obtained was from a
-ell-to-do negro woman. 'Madame
[unter read her palm and told her
2e would soon break out with terri
le sores unless some counteracting
pell was worked for her; that. she
ad been conjured to have these sores
evelop. For $200 she gave her a
lisman that would ward off the af
iction.- It was a small wooden box
'he victim was told tbat if she open
d the box she would die. Chief of
'c-lice Stell opened it when the wo
ian brou!2'ht it to him, and found
at it contained some 'blackish pow
ers. Some of this, he says, he rub
ed between his fingers, and much to
is alarm, the fingers began to Itcy.
,t he s convnced now that the it
,ching was maginary and that the
owder was really perfectly harmless
-Another .victim brought a talis
ian in a red flannel sack. It con
ained two pieces of worthless ore
ock. It had cost her the small sum
f $2 and was presented by Madame
unter to possess allpowerf'ul charm
or her. wellfare.
j.adame Hunter came to Raleigh
ary in the year, openel a tent-house
a vacant lot two doors from the
tate house of Fayetteville street.
lere she did a flourishing business
s a palmist until late in April, when
he disappeared oven night.A notable
hing is that she refused to take Mrs.
,atm-an's check for her pay, but re
uired her to get her own checks
ashed and bring the money.
NEEDS SOME HEMP.
mhite Brute Charged With Assault
ing a Yaung Woman.
A dispatch from Monticello, Ga.,
ay a posse is scouring .the county
if Jasper for Lawrence Crawford, a
>rominent young white ban, who ac
ording to the story -of the victim
'hursday night while the family was
Lbsent, tied Miss Lizzie Halle to -a
ed in her own home, assaulted her
nd fled, leaving the girl trussed up
imil~ her parents returned several
'Excitement is at fevershext and it
generally conceded that if Craw
ord is caught lynch law will go int
tuidk and immei-iate effect.
(Craword was a friend of the f am
ly and called while the girl's parents
were at a lodge meeting. She say~s
Le drugged her -and she remembers
othin -until regaining consciousness
Priday morning. She had been> in
precarious health anad fears are en
rbained for h'er recovery. *
MADE A CLEAN SWEEP.
lank Officials Steal All the Cash
There Was in Sight.
A dispatch from Raleigh, N. C.,
ays State Bank Examiner J. K
)oughon arrived there from Tarboro
spend Sunday. He says it will
ake a week yet to make ?ie th ft
,gh examination of the bank of
'ar~boro necessary to ascertain the
xct shortage of Cashier Hart, who
uicided, and Assistant Cashier Hus
ey, who is held in $15,000 bond for
efalcations. He says the shortage
Tll be $100.000 and very probably
5,000. While the shortages have
een aecumulatinlg gradually for sev
n years, much the-iarger part of it
as occurred -within the -past six or
en months. It seems to Examiner
)oughton that the cashiers found
hemselves so deeply involved that
hy could not straiyhten their books
orther -and just set in deliberately to
cot the bank.
Baby Drowns in Tub.
At Graham, N. C., the 18S-months
Id child of Mr. and Brs. Ernest
tason fell into a tub of water and
ras drowned. The mother had gone
utto draw a bucket of water and
be balby fell into the tub a-f about
even inches of water and was drown
d before it was noticed. It was an
rdinary 1 radtub, which easily al
,wed the infant to overbalance and
Tech. Student Succumbs.
Robert L. Bowen, of Jewell, Ga.,
student at the Georgia School af
'echnology, died at Atlanta Wednes
ay morning from injuries received
then he was thrown from an auto
iobile. Tihe accident was caused
y the bursting of la tire. Young
owen was accompanied by three
ter students all of whom were
iore or less injured.
Vitriol Thrown in Face. -
.rs. Emma Marcholtz, seeing Mrs.
ruislaw Dujet passing her home
1 ChiLesgo enticed her in the house
n Thursday and poured a bottle of
itriol on her face. One eye was de
rom burns that may prove fatal. In
efese the woman said that the.
ther had broken up her home. Mrs.
ujjck denies this.
Seed 1,000 Years Old.
-fter lying in the tomb of an
|gyptian mummy for prc-bably more
hen 1,000 years. ten yrains of wheat
ent to a Creeley, Cal.. farmer and
lanted west of thatNSnhloemfWyp
nd planted have germinated. From
eight stalks of wheat superior to
. rwin in that locality. *
tipper House Adopts Direct Election
Measure With Amendments.
AFTER CAUSTIC TALK
Kansas Senator, Who Formerly Op
posed Sutherland Amnendment Se
verely Arraigned for Change of At
titude, Reed Declaring Same Due
to Negro Vote in Kansas.
The United States Senate passed
Monday nitht by a vote of 64 to 24
the resclution providing for the pop
ular election of United States Sen
The debate on the resolution soon
drifted into a political affair. Dem
ocratic senators criticised Senator
Bristow's change of attitude. Mr.
Bristow of Kansas, framed the prin
cipal amendment, in the nature of a
substitute to the main proposition,
and he sought to continue the super
vision of senatorial elections in con
gress instead of delegating it to the
States as proposed by the house res
olution. At the last session the Kan
sas senator voted against an amend
ment offered by Senator' Sutherland
of Utah which would have had the
same effect as his own provision of
this session. Mr. Bristow said that
in both instances his -attitude had
been decided by his desire to do that
which would most certainly insure
the success of the* popular election
resolution Mr. Bor.h, in charge of
the resolution, spok. in support of it,
and Mr. Bacon opposed the Bristow
Mr. Stone of Missouri arraigned
Mr. Bristow as "snatching the amend
ment" from Mr. Sutherland. mi.
Bristow said he first believed the
measure would be stronger without
the provision and now believed it
would be stronger -with it.
NLr. Davis of Arkansas arraigned
Mr. Bristow. Referring by name to
Senator Cummins, Clapp and LaFol
lette, he declared "the insurgent
crowd never had been sincere on any
subject they have brought before the
The chair called Mr. Davis to order.
Mr Cummins denied Mr. Davis'
statement of an alleged instance un
Mr. Bristow refuted the charge,
saying that only under great provi
cation "would he pay any attention to
what the sen-ator from Arkansas
Mr. Bacon aroused feeling by de
clarinjg that great interests had beon
bringing enormous pressure to. bear
to defeat the measure. Senators
Works, Guggenheim 'and -Cummins
arose to refute the allegation. Mr.
Bacon explained that he was imputing
no impropriety to any -member.
The direction' of the progressives
was scored .by Senator Reed o~ Mis
souri, who declared the conversion of
Mr. Bristow to Senator Sutherl-and's
viewpoi'nt was "'because of the negro
vote in Kansels"
-Adoption of the Bristow amend
ment which. omitted the house pro
ision transferring supervision of sen
atorial election from congress to the
State legislature was made possible
by Mr. Clark of Arkansas casting the
only Democratic vote for the proposi
The tie ofthat ballot would have
been pievented if the .vote had hr'eh
est with his party, with whom he
later voted on adoption of the resoln
On the resolution as amended, the
vote was 64 to 24, was six more
than the necessary two-thirds xvajor
ity. Of the 24 negative votes, eight
were cast by Democrats and 1 G by
The amended resolution now goes
into conference before the senate and
house, and some senators have pre
dicted that the house will refuse to
DEFENDS HER HONOR.
A Married Woman Slags a Man Who
In defense of her honor, as she
lleges, &Irs. Michael Lefevre, wife of
a prominent man of South Credle,
Colorado, shot and killed John Zang,
proprietor of the Zang Hotel at that
place about three o'clock Monday af
ternoon. Zang was 55 years old, and
his slayer is twenty years his junior.
Mrs. Lefevre is held in the county
jail charged with murder. Accord
ing to the wonman's story, Zang call
ed at her home about 2:30 o'clock
in the afternoon. He asked for the
~roman's husband, and on learning
that he was not at home, seized Mrs.
Lefevre. :She -took her husband's re
volver and shot Zang in the face.
Evans Case Dropped.
At Newberry M~onday morning a
nol 'pross was entered in the case
against H. H. Evans, a f'ormei- dis
pensary director, charged with ac
cepting a rebate. Solicitor Cooper
read a letter from Attorney General
Lyon, saying that owing to the death
of G. H. Charles, material evidence
was lost which he had not been able
Died a Noble Hero.
While attempting to rescue Samuel
Scribner, fifteen years old, who was
strugglin; to reach the shore, after
saving his eight-year-old brother
from drowning, Amos Harrington,
forty-two years, was drowned as was
the youth to whom he was trying to
give assistance in a lake nine miles
west of Oregon City, Oregon, Mon
Value of Cotton.
The cotton crop of 1910' was an
nounced Monday to be the most val
i::ble ever produced in zde' United
States. Estimated in the ersus bu
reau's annual .bulletin, the crop last
year was valued at $96'3 180,000
compared wi'tll SS12,099,9A0 for
Asleep on the Track.
John Johnson, a negro, while in
a drunken sleep. lying partly on the
track, was run over and killed Sun
day night at 11:40 o'clock by car
No. 122, on the Augusta-Aiken line,
SCARED TO DEATH
THE SAD FATE OF A YOUNG NEW
The Glowing Eyes and Shriek of An
Owl at a Window Too Much for
The strident scream of an owl and
its shadowy form and gleaming eyes
frightened Mrs. O'Neill, the beautiful
bride of Assistant Corporation Coun
sel James T. ~O'Neill, of Brooklyn;to
death Tuesday night.
The 'bird first appeared on Monday
night while Mr. and Mrs. O'Neill,
with hands on each other's should
ers were walking along the road
from fashionable Argyll Park to
Babylon. It flew in front of their
faces, then hid in the tlrees and
The sunshine and the bright green
ery- of Argyll .Park banished from
the minds of both, on Tuesday, ab
memory of the incident. Tuesday
evening they started again upon their
customary walk to- the village. They
had scarcely left the lights of home
behind when a double shriek, long
drawn out and terrifying, assailed
their ears, *and a spectacular form,
with .huge. yellow eyes, swoopeL
swiftly toward them. It veered
off -only within a few feet.
After taking Mrs. O'Neill, who
was frightened, home. O'Neill
started out again alone, recalling the
lines from Macbeth:
It was the owl that shrieked, the
Which give's the stern's good-night.,
Later Mr. O'Neill and his bride ex
changed some joking words about
her fears and retired. Of a sudden,
when all was still, there came a
blood-chilling shriek, a tearing of
claws and a beating of wings at the
wirds of the window screen, and the
vision of the grest golden eye peer
ing in from the darkness.
Mrs. O'Neill started up with an
answering scream, then 'fell back..
Mr. O'Neill, with a word of anger.
sprang for' a walking stick and
iumped out upon a balcony. He was
just in time to swing and miss at
the form that flopped leisurely
He spoke a cheering word as he
reentered the room. Therewas no
reply. He snapped on a light. His
bride way lying senseless. He sprang
to the telephone and called Father
Logue, a -priest of Babylon. Then he
called a doctor.
The priest was first to come. There
was still life In Mrs. O'Neill as he ad
ministered - the last rites of the
church. But just as he had finished.
the priest touched his hand to a
wrist and said -to Mr. O'Neill:
"She's dead, my son."' ,
MUST WANT TO GO BACK.
Recently Pardoned by the Governor.
- Oaught Stea2k .
J. B. Jeter, who Is said to have
been the first man to have received.
executive clemency froma Gov. 13ease:
was Saturday placed behind !the bars
of the Lexington jail by .Sheriff 'P
H. Corley, with 'the charge of larceny
resting against him. it being 'alleged
that he stole ..a lot of jewelry .fromn
his sister, Mrs. Fva Hodge, and some
articles from his -aged mother, both
of whom are residents -of. Swansea.
He was later released, .his sister
and mother agreeing not to push tht
case, provided Jeter would sign ~an
agreement never to auvear again at
his mother's home. The agreement
was drawn up by the clerk of coiurt.
Frank W. Shealy. In the paper Jeter
admits his guilt a'nd agrees'-that he
shall kee'p his pledge, and should
he fail~so to do, that he will be tried
Soon after Jeter's release from the
penitentiary, where lhe was serving a
life sentence for having killed a man
on the streets of Union sevein.
ears ago, having served eight years
of the sentence eat the time of his
pardon, he went to Swansea and~ re
mained there for sometime,' livind
with his mother and sister, both of
whom are widows. The dates upon
which the several articles were stol
en is not known, but at various in
tervals, it is~ said, valuables would
His relatives became suspicious of.
Jeter and the matter was placed In
the hands of Sheriff Corley. The~
sheriff traced Jeter from Swansea
- to Columbia, and after a tedious
search many of the,. missing treas
ures were found. Jeter's arrest fol
lowed, and a f-ull and complete con
fession was mde to the offcials.
Jeter is about thirty-five years of
FINDS- DAUGHTER AT 99.
Father Had Tramped 15,000 Miles to
Locate gis Family.
After traveling 15,000 miles,
tramping most of the way, and living
on his pensions from the ziexican and
Civil ,vars, and searching for the 14
children from whom he was separated
in -the Galveston, (Tex.) flood, in
1900, Frank Schromm accidentally
stumbled into the arms of one of his
daughters in Indianapolis, Ind.
From her he learned that only
four of his 14 children were living.
Schromm is 99 years old, and now
that he has found his relatives he
is the happiest man In the world.
The reunion came about almost like 'a
miracle. Tlie aged man was slowly
walking down the street when a lit
tle child caught hold of his hand and
led him to his daughter.
Mexicans Kill Tennessean.
Information has reached relatives
at Indian 'Mound., Tenn., that Thom
~s Richardson, a Tennessean, aged
twenty-five, who has been serving
with the Mexican revolutionists, was
shot by the Federal troops after his
surrender just before the end of the
Invited to Silver Weddiny.
Governor and 'Mrs. Blease have re
ceived _eng ~vitation to attend the
silver iojiding reception at the white
house, oiune 19, the ocession be
ing the 25th anniversary of the wed
ding of Mr. and k~rs. Taft. The
marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Taft took
aeenTie 19, 188. .
Lree Smal Gildren Kiid ia KL
York by Eating Some of IL
SHOULD NOT BE EATEN.
[he Eldest Child Bought a Candy
Called Jelly Beans With a Gift
Cent and Gave Some of Them to
Her Little Brother and Sister.
"Now, Lillian, take good care of
Agnes and Michael till I come back,."
vas the partinwg injunction of Mrs.
Elizabeth Wdarray as she left her
iome, No. 595 Second avenue, New
york city, for church shortly before
eleven.o'clock last Sunday morning.
Eight-year-old Lillian kept a
watchful eye for some time on her
sister, aged four, and brother, two.
rhe children played around the' flat,
but the sound of other childrer ,1ay
ng in the hallway lured them &here.
One of the 'tenants, passing the mer
ry little group, -pressed a penny into
Lillian's hand. The other girls and
boys besoughther to at once to buS'
candy with the cash.
Lillian consented, but
started she led brother and sister
back to their apartment, cautioning
them not to leave till she returned.
In the stare she did not hesitate to
nvest the copper in Jelly beans
vari-colored sweet ,that Is a, fair imi
tation of the common bean. More
of them could be got for a penny.
tran any other kind of candy.
Returning home Lillian divided the
sweets into three equal parts, piling'
'hem in litle -mounds on -the floor.
kfter they had eaten most 'of the.
-andy the children decifed .to put
'he rest by for- thei- mother. Then.
'hey -started to play again. About -
'2:30 Mrs. Murray returned from
-hurch, and-.entering the parlor she
ound the three children ,on the
"eyr in convulsions -She and ten
1.nts who had been summtmed by
' er screams applied home remedies.
The children grow worse, but no
treat alarm was felt as it was sup
',osed 'the antidotes - had not had
time to take efect. While -Mrs. Mur-,
~ay was scurrying nround about the
-ooms she discovered th4 felly .beans
and became convinced they were -re
sponsible for her children's illness.
An hour' later the little ones be-,,
-ame. unconscious. Then Mrs. Mur
ay sought Patrolman Bligh of the
3ast Tflrty-fifth street station, who
,ot Dr. Meade from Bellevue Hose'
->itaL The surgeon said the children
were sufferiig from ptomaine pols
-iiIng, evidently caused by the-candy
The little patients were huried to
the hospital, where they sanig etead
9y. At 8 p. m. the mother was sum
-noned by telegram.
fThe doctors had practically aban
loned hope of saving the children,
but did not .t-ell- the mother how
rrave was ,their condition. But she
teemed to suspiet it, and became
1ysterical when she -arrived at the
hospital. An hour later ft was sid
the three were dying.
-Analysis is to 'be made "of the con~
tents of the.children's 'stomachs and
mso of the candy found-in the bag
mnd an' iestigation is' to be' made
hy the board of health and the po
lice -- '~
CONVICTJ D)YNAMI1TES GUARD.
Convicts Make NJear-Escape Near
An n'nsuccessful.attempt was made
Friday afternoon .by' a member o~
'he chain-gang force. a negro named
Stnson, to kill guard. Willlamns, by.
exploding some dynamite near~ the
officer. M .rWilliams was knooked'
down and rendered unconscio-us for
'On r-eco'vering - .condciousness he
observed that the convicts were ruk
ning away.' Quickly regaining b.i.3
'eet, and seizing his gun, he ordered
the fleeing men' to halt, which t.hey
-lid, none escaping.
Stinson had been entrusted with
dynamlitc to, blow -tv- stumpi i* 'he
road. The afttetnpt was mad# -i Cas
i branch, west of town where th~e
ang is now work..*
Storm on Austrian Coast.
A dispatch- from Trieste, Austria,
says a storm of hurricane force raged
inring Wednesday night,, causing
many deaths and much - damage to
shipping. -Early Thursday morning -
the bodies of 20 -victimns had been
recovered at this point. It'-is feared
that the 'fishing smacks with crews
+otalling 40 men, which were at sea
Wednesday night, were lost. The
ships in the road were severely
damaged. A Greek vessel with its -
crew of 12 foundered. Minor dam
ages to craft are revorted from other
points on the Odriatic sea.
The Gentle Cynic.
In contemplating what we do for
others we are apt to lose sight of
what others do for us.
The man who always follows the'
dict,tlon of his conscience must have
pretty sh&rP ears.
If it were not for th'eir long faces
some people have an ieda the world
wouldn't know they were religious.
It takes two to make a quarrel,
but the quarrelsome person has sel
dom any difficulty in finding the oth
Grasshoppers Hurt Cotton.
According to a prominent eotton
planter who has returned to New.
Orleans Thursday after a two 'weeica
trip through various parts of the cot
ton belt, grasshoppers in large quan
tities are beginning to attack the cot
on crop in sections of Louisiana and
Mississippi. -So far, the pests have
become noticesable only in certain 1o
calities, -but It is feared, the planter
says, if the hot dry weather contin
es much longer they will be-ome a
reat danger to the crop. *
Very Strange Case.
Andrew C. Fears, a well known
merhant of Athens, Ga., is desper
tely ill at his home from a most
unusual origin. Monday afternoon
he had a tooth pulled, and the
leeding from the dental operation
ould not .be stopped for hours. 'Mr.
Pears lost a gallon of blood from thb
footh. Later, hem~rrhafes from the
tidneys set In, and it is feared that
is condition Is very sros