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TOOK LONG TRIP
Fma New York to Washington in His
Airship Made by Atwood.
CREATES A SENSATION
Atwood on Boston to Washington
Aerial Journey, Creates Excitement b
Among Throng of Holiday Visitors cc
by Alighting Near Famous Board
walk at Atlantic City. M
Thousands of visitors at Atlantic
City Tuesday saw Henry N. Atwood, tl
after fighting heavy winds through- P
out his flight from New York, and
the third leg of his proposed journey i
from Boston to Washington, by land
ing in his biplane on the beach front. tl
During his flight Atwood made three r<
landings for gasoline. Atwood said A
that; judging from the amount of w
gasoline he had used, he must have a
travelled at least 250 miles. He was a
in the air more than five hours.
The distance elong the coast is %
about 115 miles. "I hope to start a
for Washington before ten o'clock in a
the morning," he said. "The only ti
trouble I had was- with my gasoline 0
supply. After I left Governor's Is
lan'd I headed along the coast. A y
warning whirl of protest from my w
engine as I neared Asbury Park told n
m-the gasoline was low. I landed 1
and took on five -gallons.
"When I rose the wind was strong. S
So I took a travelling altitude of
about 1,500. When I neared Tucker
my tank became dry again. I bor- V
rowed five gallons from the owner of .
an automobile and made a good get- S
"The wind took me a hard chase. F
it had been steadily rising. I en- A
countered bums and air bodies that IV
made the going difficult To make L
matters worse, my gasoline ran out T,
again. I came down, narrowly miss- A
ed disaster when a puff of wind T
caught the plane about a hundred 1M
feet-from the- ground. I was almost C
thrown from my side, as the wind got C
under the wings again. When I
struck the ground, I felt the shock,
but found my machine un'damaged I
and continued, afterstaking more gas
oline, and made a successful landing
Atwood left Governor's Island, in
New York Bay, at 8:49 A. W., and
landed at Par Place,'Atlantic City,
at 2:30 P. X. e
Atwood's appearance created a d
sensation,-asIt was not generally be- s
lieved tlxat he would attempt his b
f;ight to the National Capital or that t
Atlantic City wonl. be on his route.
The. Boardwalk was crowded with a S
holiday crowd when he hove in sight C
and when he alighted he was cheered t
by thousands of people. His landing i
place was close to the Boardwalk. n
-His machine was in fine condition c
wh'en be finished the flight. F
tHe left Atlantic City for Washing- p
ton early Wednesd-ay morning, where
he was received with enthusiasm. He 5
* alighted, in the ground immediate19 1;
behind the White House. Atwood s
used the Washinggton Monument -as 1
-a guiding mark, and several dozen v
square feet of dazzling white canvas 1
was placed on the lawn to mark the b
landing place. The Comos elub and
2other scientific clubs and so'cleties act-* u
ed ashosts. .- b
CAPTAIN PUT OUT OF CAMP.
Omicer Curses Governor and Staff and
George H. Todd of Montgomery, p
Ala., captain of. Battery B, Second
regiment, Alabama National Guard, o
was ejected from the camp at Pick- t
etts Springs Thursday night by Col- t:
'Bricken and a company of infantry t~
for cursing the governor, the adjutant e
general and his fellow offiders. A
court-martial will be ordered in his
Todd wias thrown from his horse
Thursday 'afternoon when a salute
was being fired in honor of the visit
of Gov. O'Neal to the camp. It
-made his angry and because the men
at the gun laughed at him he swore si
they should not complete the firing tl
nor should they lower the flag. Capt. c
Lewis of tht Tuskegee company, offi- C
cer of the day, ordered the salute to C
go on and when Todd attempted to b
interfere, placed him under arrest. T
''At a consultation held later Adjt. el
Gen. Scully told Col. Bricken to do Jas
what he thought best and a guard e:
was ordered to escort Todd -to the ti
outskirts of the camp. The incident 3
created a great sensation at the camp. 'M
which was crowded with visitors. * r4
YOUNG WOMAN IS KILLED. -e~
Sister, Father and Little Brother Are
A family automobile party, touring.
from Portland to San Francisco, end- L
ed..near Cresent City, Oregon. when
the machine's -fuel tank exploded, fa
tally burning one young woman and
inflicting serious injuries upon siss- N
ter, father and the two little broth- i4
ers for whose protection she gave fi:
-her life. A -bump'in the road struck it
the bottom of the car stripping the it
gear and tearing loose the gasoline h<
burners streamed back, touching the F
tank. An explosion followed and fLa
flames enveloped the tonneau'. Myrna bi
Kelly, with her arms around her six it
and eight-year-old brothers, crowded W
them down in the car hut was her- w
self caught by the full blast of the ti
fire. She died late Friday night. * of
Ferris Wheel Falls. a
With every seat occupied a ferris a
wheel, operated by a carnival com
pany at 'Booneville, CGriss., collapsed
and a boy on the ground was the
onl y person killed. Nine persons ti
were badly injured and sever.l others g
less seriously hurt. Frank Mahaffy. w
aged 7, was killed. Mrs. Mahaffy ran cl
toward the machine to catch her lit- h<
tle daughter falling from one of the m
seats. Her son ran after her and se
was struck by one of the iron girders. by
Set Off By the Sun.
At Washington. Pa., rays of the
sun focused on the fuse of a package ed
of firecrackers through a bubble in de
a window pane Saturday caused the WV
explosion~ of the entire window of of
fireworks were destroyed and the ti<
store was ruined. ro
WILL BE BIG CROP '
)VERNMENT ESTIMATES IARG
EST EVER MADE.
reau Figures Indicate Yield of 14,
423,000 Five Hundred Pound Bales
Official estimates of the cotton crop
port of 1911 indicates that it will
the largest in the history of the
untry, approximating, according to
e present figures, 14,425,000 bales
500 pounds each, evceeding by al
ost 1.000,000 bales tht record crop
Dr. N. A. Murray, acting chief of
Le crop reporting board of the de
rtment of agriculture, made the
llowing statement subsequent to
te issuance of the cotton crop re
"The report shows the condition of
te crop to be higher than on any cor
sponding date in the last 10 years.
. month ago the general condition
as 8.5 per cent. above the 10-year
7erage. Today it is 10.13 per cent.
yuve the 10-year average.
"The acerage of cotton this year Is
)out 35,000,000. Allowing for the
erage amount of abandonment
out 1,000,000 acres-the indica
ons are that approximately 34,000,
(0 acres of cotton will be harvested.
The condition indicates a probable
eld of 202.8 pounds per acre,
hich on 34,000,000 acres, would
lean 6,895,000.000 pounds, or about
Comparisons of condidons by
State. June 25. average.
irginia. . . . .. . 98 82
orth Carolina .... 89 80
uth Carolina .... 84 80
eorgia ........... 94 80
lorida ........... 96 85
labama .......... 93 79
ississippi ......... . 87 79
ouisiana. . . . . . . -89 78
exas ............. 85 80
rkansas .......... 89 91
ennessee ....... 87 84
:issouri .......... 90 84
klahoma ..........87 81
alifornia .........100 *95
UANGED FOR BRUTAL MURDER.
egro Meets Death on Scaffold for
Killing a Tailor.
-Damel Duncan, a negro, was hang
in Charleston Friday for the mur
er on June-21, 191'0, of Max Lu~bel
iy, a Jewish merchant, the crime,
eing among the most atrocious in
ie annals. of this State.
Unitl the last moment Duncan
iowed great nerve but as the black
ip was, being adjusted he fainted,
ie trap being sprung while he was
i this condition. To the last the
egro stoutly maintained his inno
nce of a knowledge of. the crime
aving an statement for the news5
The mnurder -of Lubelsky, a ~King
treet atailor, occurred on June 21 of
ist year. He was found in his'sifop
nseless and lying in a pool of blood.
he only clue left by the murderer.
'hose motive was robbery, was a.
lody stick with, which the* crime
ad been committed.
A few weeks later the widow of the
iurdered mian was attacked in her
usband's place of business in a man
er similar to that which resulted
1 the death of Lu.belsky. Duncan.
-as sezied outside the store and re
gnized by a neighbor as the man
Swhose bands he had seen the stick
-ith which the tailor had been kill
i shortly before the murder took
The .negro was tried and convicted
-the crime. His case was carried
the State supreme court, which
ibunal declined to interfere with
ie verdict. Gof'. Blease also declin
I to interfere. *
UDGE WOULD FIGHT LAWYER.
ttorney Ordered From Conrt Room
By His Honor.
Charging that Judge Win. Dickin
m had "mutilated" the record in
ie G. B. Cox perjury case in a Cin
nnatti court. Assistant Prosecutor
oleman Avery caused a quarrel in
hambers Friday that ended in his
sing ordered to leave the room.
he irate Judge is said to have offer
I to settle the dispute by personal
count. "You made up this bill of
eeptions to suit yourself," Avery
>ld the Judge. Tht row followed.
idge Dickinson ' declared after
ards that he had attempted to cor
ct the bill in a few minor parts, and
ien, to send a/neat .bill to the high
-court, he had the pages the with
e interlineations and erasures cop
GREAT PRESENCE OF MIND.
edy Saved Herself from Most Terri
When the clothing of Mrs. F. K.
cCutchen, a prominent and popular
>ung matron of Dalton, Ga., caught
'e from an alcohol lamp Saturday,
stead of becoming terrified and los
g her head, she calmly caught up a
avy rug and wrapped it around her.
nding that this did not check the
tmes, she ran to the bed and got
tween the' mattresses, this smother
g out the flames. It was only this
mderful self-possession while she
as suffering severely from the burns
at saved her life. An examination
the burns showed that. while they
are very painful, they were not of
serious nature, and she will suffer
disfigurement as a result.
Two Hundred May Perish.
A dispatch from Surf, Col., states
t of the two hundered passen
s and eighty-five sailors on the
recked Santa Rosa. only 8.5 had cs
ped to shore. It added that little
ipe was held out for those who re
ained on the vessel. Eleven pas
ngers and five of the crew were lost
the capsizing of -the life boat. * I
Heat Causes Explosion.
Intense heat, it is believed. caus-3
an explosion at the Standard Pow-c
r Works, at Horrell. Station, Pa., r
ednesday, resulting in the death C
four employees and the destruc- 1
In of the works. The storage o
6133iRsSIO GoernmeBt Has Helpd CO
UCH MONEY IS SAVED
'in Thirteen Months," Says Capt. W.
E. Gonzales, "Floating Debt of
$75,000 Wiped Out-No Debts and
no Overdrawn Appropriations. Mon.
ey Saved From Income.
The commission form of govern
xtent has proved a splendid success
Where c eficits were shoiwn under
the old council rule a surplus is now
ound and the capital city of South
Carolina will this year spend more
tan $100,000 on permanent improve
ments-a condition heretofore un
known. Next year the city will ap
propriate $150,000 for such purposes.
There are five men in Columbia
who make it their regular business to
look after affairs of the city. There
are four. coundilmen and the mayor.
Rhe councilmeh receive $2.000 a year,
and the mayor $2.500.
Here is the way the city's business
W. H. Gibbes-Officers, accounts
and accounting. Police and record
er's court. Taxation and civil ser
It J. Blalock-Li::enes. Sanits
tion and health Insurance and build
R. C. Keenan-Fire department.
treet department. Market and light
' R W. Shand-Law and finance.
Schools. Parks and trees.
W. F. Stieglitz-Water works and
sewerage. Public buildings, chari
ties and city jail.
Up in Trenton, N. J., the citizens
are making'a fight for clean govern
ment. The Trenton Evening Times
asked Capt. W. E. Ganzales, editor of
The State, for a s'atenient as to the
results obtained in Columbia and he
as the following to sey which is to
Thirteen months ago a mayor and
four councilmen took over the man
agement of the municipal affairs from
a mayor and r5 alderman. Formerly,
the mayor got a salagy of $1,500, the
alderm nothing. Now the mayor gets
$2,500, and each of the councilien
We have the Des Moines plan with
several improvements. There is civil
service for police, fire and health de
partments; initiative, recall and re
ferendum.. None ot-these privileges
has been Invoked.
Ward lines are obliterated, council
men being elected, as the mayor, at
large. - The ward boss is dethroned.
In the old system there was little
r no grafting, lack of definite respon
sibility; the unbusiness-like system
resulted in waste-;. a thousand little
leaks. There were jealousies a~nd
bickerings among aldermen.
All that Is changed. For four
years before its 'adoption an earnest
advocate of commission government,
the i-esults exceed my expectations.
There is more in the system than in
Thirteen 'nonths ago the new sys
tem found a finatiny, debt of about
$75,000-they always had fifwating
debts, the E4dermen. Twenty-five
thousand a year was all that covld be
given by aldermen for street care and
Improvement. -In ten months, for the
irst-time in -many years, the city got
on a cash basis. No debts. No appro
priations overdrawn. Every council
man publicly known to be responsible
for the counduct of a certain depart
ment. The water works, instead of
showing a deficit of $18,000 to be
paid out of general tares, is payirfg
expenses and beginning to show a
Besides $25,000 for street cleaning
and repairs, $100,000 was appropriat
ed for expenditure this year for per
mature improvements, the citizen
a1 '.ng another $100,00) to i4-aL
out of current receipts. Next year
the city will appropriate $150,000 for
Council meets often; the citizens
can have hearings at any time and
they are in direct touch with the
business managers of thiraffair.
Ordered business supersedes a
muddle. From the verga of bank
ruptcy we step to a 20 per cent, divi
There are more policemen, with
three, instead of two, reliefs. The
fire department is more efficient.
powercars have supolanted horses in
A wonderful change, and a splen
BLEASE APPOINTEES ENJOINED.
udge Gage Issues Order in Beaufort
Through a temporary injunction is
;ued Monday at Walterboro by his
honor, Judge George W. Gage, the
:ownship commissioners appointed ty
overnor Blease for Sheldon, Bluff
on and Yemassee townships, in Beau
ort county, are restrained from ex
rcising the authority of their office
intil a hearing is had and either a
)ermanent injunction granted or the
>rder of Tuesday dissolved. The re
training order was issued in response
o a petition presented through the
Lttorney , J. S. Griffin, of Walterboro,
y the men whom the Beaufort dele
ration in the General Assembly re
tommended. The hearing on this
natter will likely be held September
b, the order requiring the commis
oners to appear and show cause
hy they should not be permantely
tnjoined at the September session of
jourt for Beaufort.
Lever Gets the First.
A Lexington dispatch says "the
irst person to secure a marriage li
ense under the Act of the last Leg
slature, in Lexington County, was
o.ngressman A. F. Lever, who is t'
r'ed iss Lucille Scurry Butler. on
text Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock.
'he happy young Congressman-for
te has been wearing a smile as broad
*s long for the past few days-ap
eared early at the office 'of Judge of
probate Drafts, but the veteran offi
er had gone to his farm, and is was
ot until 11 o'clock that the first li
ense was issued." Mr. Lever and
s fair bride will 'have the best
rishes of all our people for a long
CAUSE MANY DEATHS
HEAT RECORDS OF YEAR SMASH- I
Fatalities from the Torrid Weather S
Are Recorded Ovre the Entire
Country, This Week.
A dispatch from Washington s'ays
the country over Monday early re- s
ports to the weather bureau indi- 3
cated that hot weather records might a
be broken in many sections and later a
reports verified the early indications. t
At Philadelphia the government a
thermometer on the top of the post d
office building registered 99 at one i
o'clock. The hottest day since July f
24, 1901 when 103 was recorded. s
There were nine deaths and scores t
of prostrations. t
At Pittsburg at- 2 o'clock the tem- t
perature here hovered around the 100 i
degree mark. During the forenoon
four persons droppd dead, one com
mitted suicide and two were drown- t
ed in the river while bathing. The i
prostrations run into the scores.
At Baltimore the hot weather took
heavy toll Monday, although the of- q
ficial maximum temperature of 95 j
degrees was two degress lower than t
that of Tuesday. Four deaths, one of 1
them a suicide, two attempts at sui- t
cide and twelve prostrations were re
ported as a result of the heat.
Chicago sweltered and suffered as
the torrid wave, which held the city
in its grasp, continued. One death
and half a dozen prostrations are re- 1
ported. The death rate among the
abies is extremelf high since the be
ginning of the hot waves.
At Newark, N.J., the thermometer
registered 100 degress in the shade
at ten o'clock that morning. There t
was one death and numerous prostra- t
At St. Louis the heat wave con
tinued over eastern Missouri and
southern Illinois. The temperature
is 94 and rising. The two men died
At Milwaukee there were two pros
trations and one death from heat.
The hot wave prevails through out
the state. Tie thermometer record
between 90 and 95 dgrees.
Five deaths from the heat and
numerous prostrations were reported
in"Kansas City Tuesday. A tempera
ture 6f 103 in the afternoo'n estab
lished a new record for the year. One
death from heat occurred at Atchi
son, Kan., where the mercury regis- I
tered 108, the hottest July 4th on
A dispatch from New York says the
cumulative effect of three days of
the hottest weather that city has ex
perienced in years manifested itself
Tuesday inra'list of twenty deaths at
tributed- to the heat. Prastrations
were counted by- the score and nine
drownings were reported.
Philadelphia dispatches under date
says nine'additional deaths from the
hot weather were reported that night,
making a totaRPof 34 deaths within
the past three ~days. The mercury1
recorded 94 degrees at 3 o'cloek.
Preparations Being Made for the Best
Year in its History.
The annual advertisemnent of the
Orangeburg College appears in this
issue of our paper. This school has
had a most remarkable growth in
the past seven years since President
W. S. Peterson has been at the head
of it. Every room was taken last
year, and the prospects for next ses
sion are brighter- than ever before.
The Cpllgge draws its patronage from~
every section of the State, and from
other States. The faculty for the
coming year is the best that thet
school has ever had, being composed
of sixteen College and University
trained teachers. A number of the.
professors are on the road canvass
ing for the eshool this summer, and
it is expected that the boarding pat
ronage will run up to at least 300
students the coming session. Prof.
Peterson gives his students board at
actual cost and this has reduced the
expenses to the lowest cost. He gives
the boarding department his own
personal supervision, and having
given the subject of dietary many
years of careful study, knows how to
furnish most excellent fare.
The music department of the~
school the coming session will be es
pecially -strong. Prof. Thomas L. I
Tinsley, the Director of Music, is a 1
Georgian by birth, is a graduate of
the Atlanta Conservatory of Music, I
and has also had training in thes
North. He is a great concert pianist,-s
and will prove a valuable aequisition I
to the school. Mrs. Della Gilbert,1
who will have charge of the Vocal
department, is a graduate of the:
Grand iPrarie Conservatory of 'Music t
of Illinois, and also of the New Eng-e
land Conservatory of Boston. Mrs. I
Gilbert has- had many years of suc
cessful experience both on the Con
cert stage, and as a teacher. She
comes to Orangeburg College from
Columbia College, where she had
charge of the Vocal department in
that school for the past five years,
and where she was successful in1
building up for that school a great ~
school of voice. She possesses a rich E
contralto voice, and is flown all over C
the State as one of the best sinrers 1
going. These two talented teachers f
will insure Orangeburg College as
fine a department in music as can
be fouind in this State. r
There has long been a demand for t
a school that would give such train- 1
ing as this school gives at the low 11
cost that it does, and it is no sur- ~
prise to its friends that it is ,growing a
Will Fight Pine Beetle. a:
As the result of widespread de
struction of the pine trees in this
section of the country, it is announe
ed that the government will establish 14
a forest insect field station in Spar.. cl
tanburg County. A. D. Hopkins, in l~
charge of the foresty insect investi- C
g~ation, will take up the fight against "
the pine beetle, which is believed to nh
be responsible for the destruction. * A4
Meets Horrible Deatn. a
While at work on the upper part
a derrick at the Winnsboro Gran
ite corporation near that town Wed
nesday, Rex Caine, a young white al
man from Wilmington, N. C., got his b:
head caught between the beam an~d si
og wheel, getting his 'skull crushedF
instantly. The body was taken tow
the old home at Wilmington, N. C., fha
fo brial. *a
VERY STRANGE CASE
'OUNG WOMAN TRIES TO LMTE
BABY ON A TRAIN.
he Was Required to Resume Posses
sion of the Child, Which She Gave
to a Man.
The Augusta Chronicle says a sen
ational story was told in Augusta
fonday of a mysterious attempt of
n unknown young woman to desert
,n infant on the Atlantic Coast Line
-ain, from Savannah, upon its arrival
,t Yemasse and being prevented from
toing so by the passengers, carried I
t with her on the C. & W. C. train
rom Charleston to Augusta, where
he is said to have presented the baby
o a gentleman from Augusta wh6
irought the new member of his'fam
ly to his home in this city.
Neither the- name of the supposed
other or the present possessor of
he child could be learned. Accord
ng to the story as related here by
zcursionists from Charleston Sunday
Light, the unknown woman arrived at
[amesse on the train from Savannah.
k number of the men who were on
be train, and whose attention had
yeen attracted to the child, noticed
hat the lady had got off the train and
hanged to the C. & W. C. train,
>ound for Augusta.
She left the infant on the train and
Ls she evinced no attention of re
urning for it, they sent to her and
equired her to take the baby with
er. After the Augusta train had
eft Yamesse and the unaccountable
:onduct of the woman had been cir
:ulated among the passengers, the
nan from Augusta became a charac
er in the story, by offering to take
he child and provide a home for it.
EHs offer was accepted, the baby
Pas placed in his charge and he
rought it on to Augusta with hign.
The lady, who was young and good
ooking, left the train at 4arnville, a
tation in Hampton County, South
larolina, between Yamesse- and
lampton, without any one, so far as
an be learned, having ascertained
ier identity. She spoke to no one
xcept asrelated..and offered no ex
anation of her strange and myster
SORT OF FREE LOVE CULT.
[Leader of It -Being Tried in Chicago
. \ for Immorality.
Mrs. Lucile Bridges frequently
cissed Evelyn Arthur See, founder of
:he "Absolute Life" cult, called hi-m
'dear" and wrote letters to him while
le was in jal, telling of her love for
im,' according to her testimony giv
m at the trial of the cult leader at
hicago on rFiday.
"The many kisses I exchianged with
!vr. See were holy and sinless saluta
;ions," Mrs. Bridges testified. "They
ad none of the rieaning of the kiss
:he world outside of Absolute Life
nows. Mr. See is a pure and chaste
nan. It was not sinful for us to
riss. We had the true light. We
were above smn :and safe from temp-~
ation. Nothing we coufd do'would
'g saw a ne'l' light and a feeling
a-a-.* ii me as -though there were
omre: .ngS for mn'. te. do~ to better ny
;elf and beter the.world 'at large.
t was a feeling which was like 'wialk
.ng on a cloud.- That feeling wpas
absolute life,' " said the witness.
Mrs. Bridges admitted also thai
;he frequently visited the "temple"
>f "Absolute Life," where See made
is home, on nights while her hus
>and was away from Chicago. She
;aid also that she hal made con
ributions et -$1,000 and $500, re
;petively, to See in the cause of
WAS SHOT BY HIS SON.
Ian Killed For Threatening Treat
ment of His Wife.
MRay -Kirkland, aged about 65,
as shot and killed early Monday
norning by Willie -Kirkland, his son,
ged 25. The killing occurred at
he home of a farmer in Kershaw
:ounty, 20 miles from Columbia.
Phe younger Kirkland, it is said.
tilled his father to save his mother.
McRay Kirkland, it seems, drove
tis wife out of doors last night. She
o refuge at the house of a neigh
or. This morning McRay -Kirk
and drove to the neighbor's house
nd called the occupants out. *He
eized his wife and threw her into
Li buggy, menacing the hystanders
rith .a knife. Willie Kirkland de
nuanded that his father release the
roman. The elder man paid no at
ention to his son and the latter fir
d once the bullet taking effect in the
TWO KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
ockingham County, Va., Swept by
Violent Electrical Storm.
Two men were killed, others were
hoked and burned and it is estimat
d that thousands of dollars' worth
f damage was done to property and
yve stock Friday when an electrical
torm of great violence swept Rock
igham county, Va. John Crider ancn
acob Wilkins were struck by light
ng 'while riding for shelter, and
keey and their horses were instantly
iled. A .bolt broke up a funeral
roes'.:ir,n in East Rockinghiam, stun
ing the undertaker and his assist
nt, who were riding on the hea-e.
ndd throwing the mourners into a
ani'. More than a score of cattle
od horses were killed in the fields. *
Kills Baseball Player.
At Huntsville, Ala., Horace Brad
y a baseball pl'ayer, formerly ci~t
*1er for Columbus in the South At
ntic League, and late with Yazoo
i, in the Cotton States League.
asshot and instantly killed Wed
sday night by a woman named Lucy
nerson. The woman surrendered
>the police and says Bradley shot
Mother and Child Struck.
The bodies of Mrs. H. M. Harmon
3d h'er infant son, who were struck
liihtning near Cullman, Ala., were
uppped to Little Mountain, this state,
rid;1y afternoon for burial. They
cr natives of Lexington county and
a oved to Alabama several years;
BOOM FOR JOHN
Rews ad Cearier Wants Swearingen foi
oveirnor or the State.
WIDE PRESS COMENI
'-he Charleston Paper Says Swearin.
gen May be the Strougest Max
When the Campaign Opens up Nex
Year Because of His Stand in Bool
The Columbia correspondent of th<
Augusta Chronicle says the action o
the State Board of Education in plac
ing an unnecessary tax of $400,001
on the people, while working unde:
the chairmanship of the governor, ha
aroused general indignation through
out the State and the latest develop
ment is the proposal, .editorially, b:
the News and Courier, of Charleston
that John E. Swearingen, of Edge
field county and State Superintenden
of education offer for the governor
ship because of his courageous stana
against the action of the state boar
of educationsln taxing the farmers o
the State unecesarrily.
Under the caption "Swearingen fo
Governor" the News and Courier ha
the following to say:
" 'Swearingen,, observes the York
ville Enquirer, 'could get a good vot
for governor if he would run, and i
elected he would make a good gover
"Right on both counts. The En
quirer knows less about meteorolo'g
10s nane, but it is as a rule -emark
ably keen in sizing up a political situ
"It is at least not unlikely that cor
ditions may be such when the nex
gubernatorial campaign opens tha
the present state superintendent c
education may be the strongest ma:
around whom the decent people c
-the state could rally. It Would b
possibfe to make a very strong argu
ment in favor of his availability as
candidate in certain cirsumstances.
"The thought so tersely expresse
by the Enquirer has occurred, prgj
ably to many others. It is the habi
of the American electorate as soon a
a man shows ability in one public pc
sition to consider transferring him t
"We wish to suggest, thereforn
that in the office which.he now occt
pies, Mr. Swearingen has an oppoi
tunity for useful service -to his Stat
as large as any which should come t
him were he State's chief executiv
We. are glad/to, believe that M1
Swearingen realizes this. He has
man's-size- task before him rigb
where he is, and if he dcesn't accoir
plish it-we shall be surprised as we
"He has courage, ability and cot
science. He is not a demogogue an
he does not play to the galleries. Th
people of South Carolina already hav
reason to be grateful that he 1111s hi
present lposition. Signs are mislead
ing if this obligation is not to. be en
"Mr. Swearingen at'presenxt is ng
running for office. He has more in
portant matter's to thin aboust."
The people of South Carolina, an
especially those in the rural districts
are aroused over the action of th
board and there may be further de
The Darlington News and Pres
"While it . is not knowi why th
change was made, it is known by al
school men who are familiar with ru
ral conditions, now that it was use
less-a reckless waste of the people'
The Allendale Herald says tha
"the parents will realize next fal
when they are required to purchas
new ;boom that the charge is wel
founded." This 'with reference t
the statement of J. E. Swearingen.
The Edgefield Advertiser says tha
"the sweeping change can accomplis]
b enotu thing, as wetaoinestaoin
but one thing, as we see it, and thati
to tagce money out of the pockets o
the parents and put it into the treas
ury of the book publishers.
The Florence Times says that Mr
Swearingen is right and "the gover
nor seems to be assuming responsi
bility for the mater."
The Union Times says that th<
whole thing looks "fishy" and con
demns the board for the "star chain
The Greenwood Index says tha
there ought to be some way to fin<
out who voted so much money out o
the pockets of the people.
The state board of education meet
ing eliminated about 80 per cent 0
the text books now used by th<
schools. The new books adopted ar<
much higher in price than the oli
ones, and it is estimated that th4
board placed an. unnecessary tax a1
$400,000 on the people of the State
The legislature may take a hand, bui
that will avail little as the real trutl
about the matter will never bc known
There v-as certainly a trick turned
somewhere, but who turned it will
never ,be known.
Tell Tale Thumb Mark.
The print of sweaty fingers on a
highball 'lass may lead to the cap*
ture of three men who shot Juli-n~
Weigel at his road house on Hem p.
stead turpike near New York Tue s.
day mornitng. The murderers had a
drink, .one leaving a plain thumb
mark with an irregular scar on the
Drowns His Child.
When his wife protested at the
wanton -destruction of a picnic din
ner she had prepared. Oscar Shoot,
f Red Bav. Ala.. in a fit of anger.
Friday pushed her and their two chil
dren in the river. One of the little
ones was drowned before it couild be
Policeman Dies of Wounds.
Patr.1man E. C. McConnell, of
A~sheville, N. C., who was shot by
i~he negro desperado. John Huff, last
Monday while the latter was under
arrest for cattle stealing, died on Fri
l.ay afternoon. Pneumonia developed
n both lungs. *
Four Drown 'in Port..
Four v.-aitresses at a hotel in Mount
Pocono, Pa., were drowned in a pond
aear the hotel one day last week.
wo others were rescued in :an ur
HOLD THEM DOWN
POLICEMAN LIARLf. FOR SHOOT
ING OF BYSTANDEE,
Supreme Court So Rules in the Case
of a Policeman Who in Making an
Arrest, Shot a Nan.
A policeman, firing at a man he is
trying to arrest, the ball striking a
bystander, subjects the policeman to
the law, according to.a decision hand
ed down by the Supreme Court Tues
day. In the case of the State against
Robert M. Barwick, writes Chief Jus
tice Irm B. Jones:
"The defendant in October, 1908,
was policeman for the town of Pine,
wood, in Clarendon County, and on
arrival of the Saturday night train
from Suiliter, was opening a way
through the crowd for me lady pas
sengers when Thos. Singleton, accord
ing to the defendant's version, declar
ed he would stand back for no damn
man, wherenpon defendant seized
Singleton to arrest him for cursing
and refusing to open the way. Sin
t gleton broke loose and ran and the
defendant pursued, firing his pistol
towards him several times.
"The deceased, Sam Bracy, was
standing in line of the firing and
struck by the bullet, which gave him
a mortal wound, of which he died
some days later in a hospital in Sum
ter, S. C. The defendant was indict
ed for the murder of Bracy and was
convicted of manslaughter with rec
omendation of mercy.
"The testimony of the State was -to
the effect that the deceased was hit
by a bullet from the pistol of the
defendant, but the defendant testi
fied to the effect that Singleton, while
running away, or someone in the di
rection he was running, shot at the
defendant; that defendant did not
shoot until after this firing, and the
suggestion was that deceased may
have been shot by Singleton
Barwick was questioned at his trial
about statements under oath before
the Mayor's Court.
(A statement that Barwick made
Sthere would have had the effect oi
showing that if Singleton shot in
a certain situation he could not have
hit the deceased.
The appeal to the Supreme Court
was upon the question of defendant
giving testimony against him in vic
lation of the Constiution.
Going into the law on this point of
giving evidence tending to incrimi
nate 4imself, the Supreme Court's
- decision points out that when a de
fendant voluntarily goes on the stand
e he assumes the position of any other
There were other exceptions as to
witnesses, "One of. the witnesses for
the defence," writes the Chief' Jus
tice, "admitted -that he may - have
- said in a joking way without mean
.1ing it that the coantry was going to
ihe devil if they wo'uld' convit b
white man -for killing a negro"
"The Court charged the jury: "The
law is applicable the same to every
Bman. The law knows no pets, the
law knows no difference between.
an Indian, Japanjese, la ~eizegi of
-this State, an African or a Cauca
sion I would~ not charge you dif
ferent law accordinig to the parties
interested, much less could you try
.tlie facts differently, the parties being
ol* a different race, either Japanese,
Chinese, African or Caucasion. There
is no color line in the law, and there
shall be none under your oath in
the jury box."
. The Supreme Court says that this
charge was sound and proper .in the
circumstances .and could not possible
have -prejudiejed any right of the
defendant. ~The judgment of the Cir
-ult Court was affirmed in 'this hase.*
,HOT TIME ATAUGUSTA.
Glorious Fourth With Its Usual Ac-,
cidents and Fights..
'Augusta's record for July 4th is
~perhaps the darkest, numerically, on
the police blotter, it..has been in any
year's celebration. One killing, two
stabbings, two rendered unconscious~
from brickbats, one chopped in the
head with an axe and 34 cases or
drunk and disorderly. The jail was
Win. A Lauder. aged 24 years, was
disembowelled with a pocket knife
late in the afternoon by W. 6. Hall,
Jr., of about the same age, in the
western section of the city. Both
young men a-re fairly well connected.
It is learned that the two were in
love with the same young lady and
quarreled over her. Lauder died im
mediately -after being placed in an
Two negro women were knocked In
the head with bricits and rendered
unconscious; both of them being tak
en to the negro- hospital. Neither
will die. Tuesday night two stabbing
cases demanded the'attention of the1
police, in which the victims are in
the hospital but will recover. John
Cook, a negro, was chopped in the
head with an axe and may die.
JAPAN WANTS OUR COTTON.
Baron Mitsui's Visit Seems About to
W~hat is regarded as the most ag
gressive move yet made by Orientals
to obtain a share in the South's coi.
ton business was put into full sw".g
Friday by the chartering, at Austin,
of a $100,000 company by -K. Fuku
shima, a Japasese. He is m-nager
for the Mitsui banking hot.,e of Ja
pan, and has opened offices at Hous
ton. The purpose is to export cotton
to Asiatic oountries through agencies
to be established throughout the Ori
ent. Thest plans follow the personal
visit to this country aboout a year ago,
of Baron Mitsui, who studied the cot
ton 'and rice business. *
Loses $11000 Per Week.
Speaker Champ Clark is losing a
thousand dollars a week, it is said,
because Congress is remaining in ses
sion at a time when he had expected
it to have adjourned. The Speaker
had a contract with a Chicago lecture
bureau to take the platform on July
Convicted of Killing Three.
The jury in the case of Lawrence
Odom, a white man of some means,
who killed David Lyman Gaitman,
and Joseph Stokes, at Citroneile, Ala.,
near Mobile, March 3, 1910, returned
a verdict Friday night of guilty and
fixe the pnisment at hanging.*
VERY RARE CASE
So of a Kid Baker Proves to e a
Barglar in City of New York.
H FOOLED THE POLCE
Stole Because Small Salary Didn't Al
low Him to Entertain Women Lav
ishly.-Loving Cup He Took From
Peabody %Home Leads to Arrest.
Tells How Easy it is to Rob.
The New York World says Karl
Von Metz Meyer, a lieutenant in the
Norwegian army, who came to this
contry on a-three-years rurlough to
study banking, wed arrested in his
home, No. 185 -Columbia Heights,
Brooklyn Friday night on a charge of
lurglary. His father is a wealthy
banker at Christiansand, Norway,
with a branch in Munich.
"I am a burglar,"-cried Meyer, a
handsome, soldierly looking man of
twenty-four, -when- arrested. . "I am
a burglar and a conscience stricken.
burglar. I have recently committed
eighteen robberies . on * Columbia
"Come, with -me," continued Meyer,
"I'll show you where many of. -the
pawn tickets are." He led the de
tectives into a room that adjoined
.his own and -turned, up the carpet 'in
a corner. There were twenty-one -
tickets, representing 7 jewielry and
silverware valued at $5,000.
- "Why did:I turn burglar?" Meyer
went on. "Well I turned burgla
when I began to live beyond my
means.Uneeded money and I got it
by.breasking into homes. It is an easyzv ,
thing to break Into a Brooklyn home.
I never carried-a jimmy or a revol
ver. -1 didn't want to be caught with
either in case of arrest. I weit to
the rear of houses by climbing over
For two ionths! ten- defectives
from Brooklyn headquarters hbare
been looking for Meyer. In their
night vigils they - became -werl o
q-tainted with the handsomely dress
Ad young'man who lived at No. 185s
Columbia Heights and they felt sor
ry for him -rhen -he told them- that -
be was unable to go to sle-en. To the
detectlyes the-man was known as
"Lieutenant" having informed-hem
who be. Vas and what he was doing
in this country.
The man was seen almost nightly
on the streets by'the detectives and
policemefn. - .He could always tell
them that a man was better dead
than a sufferer from insomnia. He .
would enter his' own home and next
morning a new robbery wbuld be re
Untill the burglary bf the house of
Chariles S. Peabody, No. 128.Willow
St., Juie 19th. there was ~never so
much as a buspicion against the -Nor
wegien lie-tenant and banking clerk.
The Peabody .burglary took' place mn
the early morning. iMeyer had gali
ed entrance at ,the rear, and when all
was quiet he-stole out of the front
.oor: One of -'euethings he took was
.' large silve'r ovine cup whi.:n be
longed to Dudley peabody, son of
Half a block down the street Meyer.
-.ugh't sight of a detective in. sthe
.,adow of~a house. While passing #a
vacant lot be dropped thei-oving cup
over the fence..- There it. wassfounld
an hour later by a milkman and re
turned to the Peabody homo. ;
"Couldn't sleen again," spoke up
Meyer s he addressed the policeman;
ten he passed on. When the4 loving
cup incident was told the policemaa
on post recalled having spoken to
Meyer, who walked past the spot~
where the cup was found.
Detectives-ileutenants Tenney and
Ward was assigned to keep a watch
on Meyer. The Norwegian seemed-to
know he was under suspicidn. He
continued ! is- nightly walks. but -the
robberies ceased. Not one bit of evi- ,
dence could the detectives get against
him and they feared to arrest the
man because of his position.
Friday night, however, the two.
men from heafiquarters went to Me'y
er's room en'd ,usin upon him,
telling him he was under arrest; that
he was the burglar for whom theo
lice -had been looking for many
months. After Meyer had completed
his confession and shown wherethe
pawn tickets were hidpen, he sidll
"I came to this country two years
ago; I attribute my downfall to wo
men. It was all my own fault; they
fascinate me. I got a pliace in .the
foreign department of the Adams Ex
press Company and made good from
the fifirst day. e hTnI lost my health
but this breakdown was not due to
dissipation of the usual sort. I was
due to my fondness- for staying- up
late and tailking to some sretty wo
man. - *
1AL CARRIER SHOT DOWN.
Body and Wagon Found Just Off the
The ,bullet-riddled body and wagon
of Linnie Maury, a rural mail carrier
of Edison, Ga., who has been missing
since Saturday, have been found in
a swamp several miles out of town
and just off the public road. With
the body was found a note to the
dead man's 'wife in an attempt to
make the crime appear~'as suicide.
Maury was evidently driving along
the public road unsuspicious of dan
ger. The wagon bottom was blood
stained. The small pouch was found
near the body. It is not known
whether it had been tampered w~th.
Posses are scouring the country
with track dogs in an effort to cap
ture the slayer of the carrier. 'Maury
went out on his route Saturday morn
ing as usual. When he failed to're
turn a search was Instituted. The
lead man Is a member of a prominent
family and is survived by his widow
nd one child.
Left All to Himself.
A spectacle which has not been
seen for years, if ever, was exhibit
ad in the Senate, says a Washington
lispatch, on the reciprocity "debate"
Friday, when for nearif ten minutes
senat~or Gronna, of 'North Dakota,
who was concluding his speezh begun
['hursday in opposition to the pact,
was the only senator on the floor. *
It is oftentimes better to surrender
present good that a greater good
~a be hattained later on.