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VOL. XXV MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY., JULY 2,1U
HE OPPOSES IT
Cov. Blease Not io Favor oi Converting
High School Boys lte
The Governor Thinks That the Boys
Are Better Off Without the Train
Jug They Should Get if Such a
Law Was Passed and Put in
Governor Blease does not by any
means agree with Adjutant General
Moore, in the latter's opinion that it
would be a good thing for this State
to adopt the California plan of organ
Izing high school students into mili
tary companies of 40 men each and
drilling them with Krag-Jorgenson ri
fles. Adjutant Gentral Moore told re
porters the other day that h e "heart
i1y approved" the suggestion of Mr.
Robert Shaw Oliver, acting assistant
secretary of vtar, that other Atates
adopt the California system.
In transmitting Mr. Oliver's letter,
Adjutant General Moore wrote to
Governor Blease in part as follows:
"I 'heartily concur in the suggestions
offered and also approve of most of
the sections incorporated in this
(Cllifornia) act, but I feel satisfied
that in order to have a similar act
passed by the legislature of this State
it will be necessary for the war de
partment to provide at least the tarms
and equipment necessary without cost
to this State, together with the as
signment of an officer from the regu
lar army or from the retired list
for instruction and supervision of
such schools as may come under the
provisions of this act.
Governor Blease addressed to Mr.
Oliver Thursday a letter in which he
presents in plain terms his views,
which differ radically from those of
Adjutant General -Moore.
The governor's letter follows:
Hon. Robert Shaw Oliver,
Acting Secretary of War and Pres
ident of Board for Promotion of
Rifle Practice, Washington, D. C.
Sir:-Your letter of July 13th.
transmitted to me July 19th, by Adi.
Gen. W. W. Moore, received. In t
reply I beg leave to say that I can
not concur with the adjutant geneml
of my State in approving your bill. f
In the first place I do not believe N
this Country is in danger of any ser- r
ious war, now or hereafter, as I think e
arbitration is more humane than
war and that by peace conference dif
ferences between countries will be
settled without bloodshed.
I do not believe in educating ev
ery boy that -he 'has to shoot some
body. They have enough of that in
them already. Futhermore, ouT State
has not the money to make the ap.
priation necessary to carry out this
-However, my most serious objec-t
tion to your bill is that I am unal
terably oppostd to arming negro
school children with rifles and amu
nition. Our state has trouble enough
'with federal bayonets in the hands
of negroes and their allies. It was
only a few years ago that our adju
tant general disbanded all the negro
companies of the State militia, for
which he had my most hearty approv
The white schools of our State,
under the provisions of your bill, re
quiring forty or more students, four
teen years of age or over, would be
at a disadvantage, because in the
white schools there are sometimes
not as many as forty students, and
they generally cease to go about the
age of ninetee n,while In the negro
schools there are nearly always florty
and they tiange in age from five tQ
thirty. Consequently, in my opinion.
the bill you, propose would be dis
advantageous to the people of my
State. Therefore I cannot recom
mend the passage of such a bill.
and" If passed would be compelled
to veto it.
Cole L. ~Blease, Governor. 1
Death Cheated the Gallows.
:Charles Hickman, who was to have
been hanged at Beaver. Pa., for tart
murder of his wife, collapsed in his
cell In the county jail during the
nigt and died Friday morning at
8 o'clock. Hickman escaped from
fall twice after his conviction and
Saturday night last attempted to take
his life by inhaling gas. He repeat
edly told the guards the would never
live to be hanged.
Predicts Democratic Success.
Six .bundred Democrats at a ban
quet at Asbury Park New York. Wed
nesday niyht, beard Governor Wilson
predict Democratic success in 1912.
Wilson said the people were asking
which of the old parties had seen the
modern light and were turning to
the Democratic party. The Ujnited
States for the first time, it was de
clared is yielding to Thomas Jeffer
Will Leave His Cell.
,Tesse H. Poferoy, known for al
most four decades as the "boy mur
derer" and held by an earlier gen
eration to be the most desperate
criminal abnormality of the age, is,
soon to leave his cell for greater in
the state prison at Charlestowni.
M~ass., after having spent thir
ty-seven years In solItary oonfine
Work of the Mafia.
Dominic Vaco, walking delegate
for the hod carriers' union. in Chic
ago. Ill., was killed last week, mak
ing the 44th victim of the vendetta
in that city. It Is known he had,
quarreled with members! of th
Mafia. Witnesses of the crime are
balking the police in their efforts
to find rhe murderers.
TURNED HIM LOOSE
SOLICITOR WELLS NOT HEARI
IN THE MATTFR.
Telegram Announcing Intention t<
Pardon Surprised Even Friends o
The Florence Daily Times pus
lishes the following relative to the
pardon of R. L. Bazin, of that coun
Ly, who was convicted of the killing
of Lofton Poston, at Blossom School
bouse, in lower Florence County, oE
he night of January 28, 1910, and
as sentenced last November t(
hree years imprisonment for man
The following remarkable tele
,ram wias received at Florence Wed
iesday by the solicitor, who showed
t to several who were interested in
-hi case, and one of them made a
sepy of it, from which copy the
rimes obtained a copy. It is need
ess to state that the telegram was
t surprise even to those who knew
Columbia, July 18.-Hon. W. H.
Wells, Florence, S. C.: Your wire
dr. Ragsdale hez*. Will wait your
trrival if you desire to come. Am
rank to say, however, that pardon
ill be granted. Answer. (Singed)
3ole L. Blease, Governor.
This remarkable telegram related
o the pardon of young Bazin, who
ras sendenced at a recent Court for
illing Poston. In behalf of Bazin a
>etition has been circulated and a
Lumber of men in the county signed
t, being assured in their own minds
Lnd conscience that Bazin was suf
ering wronxgly for a killing whfch
Lad not been intended, but accident
Ll, to a great extent, and done in
he defense of his person from a
an who had pushed the fight on
There were, however, a number
ho thohght differently, and they
tarted a counter petition, and the
imes is told that the signers were
he majority of the people In the
eighborhood where the killing oc
urred. Neither petition has ,been
een by the Times man, though ask
d to sign both of them. A number
f signatures to the counter petition
7ere secured Wednesday, and the
solicitor was urged to take it to
he Governor and combat the-state
nents of the attorneys for Bazin,
rho were doing energetic and faith
ul work for their client, fully con
nced that they were right in their
orts to prevent him being punish
It seems that in the matter there
s a great difference of opinion as to
he evidence in the case, and there
eems to have been la great deal of
amily feeling involved, and much
eclouds the evidence, so that it is
tard to assure ones self just what
a right in the matter. In the trial
essrs. Ragsdale and Whiteley. the
.ttorneys for the defence, did not
ut up iany witnesses, but relied on
he position that the Statie had not
nade out their case, and they oon
end that the charge of the trial
rudge, Ernest Gary, was pracitically
n instruction for a verdict of guilty.
The case is one of t'he most nota
1e In the county. The two men be
ame involved in a row at a school
intertainment in their section, and,
neeting ,outside the school house, a
Low was followed by a sta.h with a
nife, iand in -a few minutes Poston
vas dead. Both men belonged to
vell-known and influential families.
Solicitor Wells did not go to Co
umbia with the petition' after re
:e~iving the telegram, nor did anyone
ro. Even 'the Governor's supporters
ere astonished at his position.
A telegram was received Thurs
lay announcing the pardon of Bazin
>y the Governor in accordance with
he telegram of Wednesday.
WANTED TO LYNCH FIFND.
egro Tries to Assault Young Wo
,man in Cincinnatti.
A dispatch from Cincinnati says
he quick action of the police pre
rented a lynching in the city's center
~ary Wednesday morning when they
aptured a negro from an enragec
rowd. It is alleged the negro ac
osted 3Miss Belle Daughtrey, aged 19~
ragged her .Into an alley and at
-empted assault. The girl's cries at
:racted plassersby and several hun
ired people congregated. The negro
was captured and almost beaten to
eath before rescued .by t'be police.
The occurrence has caused great bit
terness against neg'roes generally.
Declines to Lecture.
Gov. 'Blease declined an offer Wed
resday from a Chatauqua bureau for
a series of lectures. "They hold out
retty good inducements too," said
the Governor, us he signed his let
ter of refusal; "they are willing to
pay $150 for a Sunday lecture.'
Governor Blease said he was toe
busy with ofiiciel duties to consider
a leture tour.
Another New County.
Jasper County wtas placed on the
map of South Carolina by a vote o1
283 to 24, or 12 to 1, in Tuesday's
election. In the race for tiue count:
seat Ridgeland won over Gillisonvill4
by a vote Qf 285 to 91. The electior
passed off quietly, and without an:
disorder. The territory involved con
tains 627 squlare miles, and is taker
from Hampton and Beaufort Coun
Reward for Wrecker.
The officials of the Coast Line ar<
convinced that the wreck of the Pal,
metto limited on Saturday night wat
caused by some one meddling wit:
the switch, and they have offere'
a reward of $100 for proof to con
vct the party. The wreck occurrec
between Latta and Dillon, and sev
er1 persons were hurt.
HOLD UP TRAM
The Bold Robbrs Secure About FiT(
Hundred Dollars in Casa
MADE ESCAPE IN AUTO
The Bandits, Three in Number, All
Wore Masks.-They Shot the En
gineer Because He Failed to Stop
the Train When Ordered to Do
The eastbound North Coast limi
ted on the Northern Pacific, was held
ap by three masked robbers near
Buffalo, N. D., about 11 o'clock Wed
nesday night. The robbers secured
about $500 In cash by going through
the passengers and shot Engineer S.
P. Olsen of Fargo twice in order to
make him'stop the train, and inade
a successful escape in an automobile
which they had awaiting them near
the scene of the robbery.
The hold-up was the most daring
ever perpetrated in that part of the
country. The men were not ama
teurs, as everything was cleverly
planned and admirably executed.
When the train stopped at the high
bridge at Valley City, the three men
boarded it and went Into the day
coach. Heavily armed and sho')ting
recklessly In order to Intimidate the
passengers, they first lined 1up the
train crew at one end of the car
and then proceeded to search the
passengers In the day colach.
In all they secured asbout $500
in this oar. The sleeping car was
entered and in order to awaken the
occupants of the berths a shot was
fired down the aisle, narrowly miss
ing the head of one of the passen
gers and embedding itself in the
After seardhing the occupants of
the berths the robbers climbed out
of the diner over the baggage and
the express car to the engine, reach
ing that part of the rain when near
Buffalo. Thy ordered Engineer 01
sen to stop the train so they could
get off, and when he -refused to
comply two shots were fired directly
at him, one miraculously glancing
off his watch 1and the other striking
him on a rib, injuring him slightly.
After being wounded and seeing
that the men were desperate, Engi
neer Olsen stopped the train and the
three masked men jumped from the
train and ran into tne darknees.
After leaving the train the robbers
went to an automobile which they
had waiting nearby and flashed off
in-to the darkness.
The train was run into Fargo,
where the sheriff, every available
deputy and three deputy United
States marshals hurried back on a
special train to pursue the robbers.
Dr. J. W. Guest, of Louisville, who
occupied a berth in the sleeper rob
bed, was relieved of $100 in bank
checks. Dr. Guest attended Olsen
the wounded engineer, and says his
wound is not serious, being hardly
more than a flesth wound in the iow
er left breast.
N. V. McMill'an, also of Louisville,
occupied a berth next to Dr. Guest's
and was robbed of $100 in ,bank
checks and $6 In cash.
"When the robber came to my
berth," said Dr. Guest, "I handed
him my pocket book containing $100'
in bank checks and my railroad tick
et. He took the checks out ano
handed back tbe pocket book with
the railroad ticket. Then he asked
if I did not have any cash and when
I told him I had five dollars under
my pillow he said: 'Dig it up.' Just
at this moment he was tattracted to
the berth opposite me, occupied by
a Mr. Stark of Cincinnati, represen
tative of a harvester concern. He
relieved Stark of $150 in bank
checks, but forgot to bother me again
for the five dollars. A remarkable
thing about the affair was that the
robbers passed up berth No. 13 en
Conductor 'Belgard, of the sleeping
oar fired from the first sleeper at the
desperado standing guard at the do'or
and it -is believed that be hit him
In the shoulder. The robbers then
abandoned their work and made for
the head of the train.
Hoke Smith Melon.
A Washington displateh says wat
emelons grow so large in Georgia
nowadays that they are christened.
One weighing 62 1-2 pounds arriv
ed at the house office from Grady
county, Georgia, consigned to Rep
resentative Roddenberry of t-hat
state. It was placed on exhibition
at the entrance to the building.
Carved in the rind was "Hoke
Smith," the name or the Georgi~a
Seniator-elect and present governor.
Was Dead Too Long.
While clearing out an old store at
Pittsfield, Mass., on the estate of
Ro,bert De P. Tytus, the Egyptologist,
laborers came upon what looked to
be a orpse and immediiately called
in the sheriff. The physicians told
the laborers that the body had been
dead for 3,000 years or so. It was
a mummy which Dr. Tyrus had stor
ed in the old building pending re
moal to a museum.
SLeaning ou't of a window of his
engine, 3. H. Jester 'was struck on
the head by a pump at Asheville,
fracturing his skull. He died Tues
day night in a 'hospital in that city.
1!i remains were taken to Niashville,
Ten.,, his home.
Had His Throat Cut.
i Wesley Davis, colored, was found
- on a street in Charleston the other
I night with his throat cut. He died2
- few hours after he was found. There
s no clue to the murderer.
COUSIN ADMITS BUYING GUN FOR
THE FATAL DEID.
Husband of Slain Woman Remains
Perfectly Calm, but His Cousin
Falls in Faint.
The missing link in the chain of
evidence which the detectives have
been forging in the cas of the mur
dr of Mrs. Henry Clay Beattie, Jr..
who was slain last Tuesday night.
five miles south of Richmond on the
Midlothian turnpike, while automo
biling with her husband, was sup
plied Friday afternoon ,when Paul
Beattie, a.cousin of Henry Clay Beat
tie, Jr., made formal confession to
the police that he bought for Henry
and delivered to him last Tuesday
the gun with which Mrs. Beattie was
Thereupon both Henry Clay Beat
tie, Jr., and Paul Beattie were ar
rested, and the former was brought
to the Richmond city jail, where he
is now confined.
Paul fell in a dead faint on being
told he was under arrest, and later
writhed in convulsions. He was so
violent that he had to be handcuffed
and thus manacled he was taken to
the city home for medical treatment.
The inquest proceeded as per ad
journment at the home of Coroner
Loving, In Chesterfield county. At
seven o'clock Friday afternoon a
further adjournment was had until
12:30 o'clock Saturday.
Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., was the
first witness heard. The common
wealth line of questioning indicated
its belief that his wife was killed In
the road where the large blood stain
was found, the automobille's 4rip
pan having caught the 'hemorrhage
after the body was placed in the oar.
Inquiry for the clothing worn by
Mrs. Beattie brought out the' start
ling fact that her clothing had been
burned by her family, who, It was
explained, wished to destroy that
gruesome reminder of the tragedy.
Beattie was on the stand for over
two hours, and In spite of all tests
such as the reconstruction of the
scene at the moment of the crime,
stuck to his oiginal account of the
On being arrested he remained per
fectly cool, affording thus a strik
ing contrast to his cousin. He ex
hibited neither surprise nor emotion.
His only request was that the be giv
en a newspaper. This was handed
him, and 'he read it apparently with
deep interest. Then *he threw it to
the floor, lit a cigarette and looked
dreamily into space.
THIEVES GOT THE MONEY.
About Five Hundred Stolen froin the
Two packages iof currency shipped
to Boykins station, which is ten
miles below Camden, Wednesday for
the purpose of paying off the guards
at 'the State farm, were stolen. E.
F. Ballard, depot and express agent,
received the money on the north
bound train about one o'clock. and
he said that one or two farm hands
were the only persons to see him
ret the money. Ballard went to
his dinner at Henry Boykin's housc,
w'hich is aboult half a mile away,
about two o'clock. He left the mon
ey in his coat, as 'he had no safe to
put it in. Upon his return he miss
ed it and he immediately telegrapu.
ed the express officials in Columbia
and Charlotee and Detective Smyrl.
The package contained $485.
AGREED ON WTLSON.
Pennsylvania Democratic Factions
Two Democratic State Committees,
brought about by -a split met at Har
risburg, Pa., Wednesday, and, all at
tempts at harmony failing 'held sep
arate sessions. Both passed resolu
tions endorsing Governor Woodrow
Wilson, of New Jersey, as the' party
candidate for President next ye ir.
The one presidential boom started
was that of Governor Judson Har
mon, of Ohio. Cards calling atten
tion to his availability were distrib
uted. The trouble in the party was
brouht to a climax by the showing
in the Gubern'atoria.l election last fall
when the Democratic voters split on
the two candidates. The dissatisfac
tion started when the famous "com
mittee of seven" attempted to reor
ganize the sparty.
DEATHS FROM PLAGUE.
In India Will Amount to Over Six
According to -figures received in
London the deaths from the plague
in India have reached the enormous
total of 650,690 for the 'half of the
year ended June 30. The disease has
taken such 'a hold on that country
that its ravages are little heard eot
except .through the occasionlal official
statistics. The British India office
in recent reports stated that the epi
demic was particularly virulent this
year and that the most persistent ef
forts to stamp it out failed to effect
a permnlanent improvement in the sit
uation, and the most serious conse
quences are looked for.
At Livingston, Rhodesa, German
District Commissioner Von Fr'anken
berg and two white sergeants and 14
black police and 20 carriers were
massacred by the Okarango tribe.
British territory was the scene of the
Bull Kills Two Men.
Damon Guptill, a farmer, and his
hired man, Horace Luce, are dead
near Dover. N. H... as the result of
heing gored by a mad bull.
CAUSE AWFUL DEATHS
WHAT THE BITE OF A PUPPY DID
FOR ITS OWNER.
Stricken With Hydrophobia and Af
ter Suffering Terribly, An Augus.
ta Man Passes Away.
The Herald says P. ON. Selby, the
Augusta man who was tsricken with
hydrophobia, died at the pest Inous.
at 8:10 o'clock Tuesday night after
suffering the most intense agony.
The story of the unfortunate man's
bite by a puppy and of the terribi;
suffering that he has endure. was
told in the Herald Tuesday after
Mrs. Selby, although bitten by the
same dog several days before her
husband was, bias not yet developed
an7 symptoms of hydriophobia and it
is possible that she was bitten by the
dog before it had really developed
rabies.- However, the state board of
Health office has been communicated
with- by the local authorities and a
treatment of anti-toxin will be ad
ministered with hop'e of saving Mrs.
Selby was kept in a straight
acket all the afternoon at the pest
house and while he moaned and
groaned and seemed to be in terri
ble agony he was not conscious at
any time. Although Dr. Hinton Bak
er, the hpysician in dhtarge at the
pest house punctured Selby several
times with morphine, the opiate die
not seem to have any effect and the
man died soon after 8 o'clock, his
convulsions occurred much more
frequently just before death.
The physicians of Augusta are very
much interested in the case as in
stances of hydrophobia among human
beings are very rare. Mrs. Selby wih
be detained at the pest house and her
signs of the appearance of the dread
MURDERED AND ROBBED.
ome Wayward Boys and Girls Accus
ed of the Crime.
Gladys Thompson, aged seventeen;
Lillian Osborne, aged fourteen; Lee
Baker, aged fifteen, land Virgil Wil
son, aged seventeen, by Ia verdict of
the coroner's jury, are held for the
alleged feloni~ous drowning of Clark
[2. Wolfkil, a rich bachelor ranchman,
who was found in the creek near
Clinton, Col., Wednesday.
According to the evidence brought
out at the inquest, the girls and boys
h.ave .been living in a tent near
Wolfk-il's ranch. On the morning of
his death W-olfkil received $2,500 on
a horse deal, and at the same time
the two girls visited him at-his ranch.
The money disappeared.
About noon .the girls left the ranch
and went to Clinton and in the after
noon came back with the two boys.
Soon after Wolfkil's body was dis
covered on the river bank. The ac
cused are 'all locked -up and will -have
to stand trilal for murder.
KILLED BY AUTO FANATIC.
Lady Shot to Death While Riding
With Her Husband.
A dispatch from. Richmond, Va.,
says bloodhounds, creid on .by their
trainers on the county constabulary,
are searching Middlothian woods
aiding the police sheriff's posses in
hunting far the nmian who late Wed
nesday shot and killed Mrs. Harry
C. Beattie, Jr., while riding with her
husband in an auto. Beattie stopped
the cur when an unidentified man
ev'idently an automobile fanlatic stood
stub.bornly in the middle of the road.
When he asked the man to make way
he replied with a shot-gun firing at
close range and killing Mrs. Beattie
instantly. The gun was flound near
the scene of the crime.
PRETTY GOOD REASON.
McAuliffe Tells Why Cotton Goods
Market is Poor.
J. C. McAuliffe, the well known
writer and authority on lagricultural
and economic subjects was in Atlan
ta Tuesday and told of recent com
piled statistics showing that the scan
tiness of men and women's 'cotton
wearing apparel is responsible for a
decided decrease in the market for
cotton goods. The fact that men's
underwear is n'ow short-armed and
knee-lengthed and that women wear
ljhter and fewer petticoats land
'shimpier" cut garments, says Mr.
MAuliffe, has hiad a tremendous ef
fet upon tbhe demands for light cot
Stray Bullet Kills.
Mrs. R. R. Greene, who resides
north of Live Oak, Fla., was acci
dentally killed last week by a rifle
'ball fired by some member of the
Suwannee Rifles. Several members
of the comp-any were out north of
the city engaged in rifle practice,
and a stray bullet from one of their
rifles struck Mrs. Greene, who was
at her home, one mile distant, kill
ing her instantly.
Charges Machinery Monopoly.
A message requesting the legisla
ture to investigate the manufacture
of shoe machinery in Massachusetts
was sent to the senate by Gov. Foss.
The Governor pointed out that the
manufacture of shoes is a leading
industry in the State and that ap
parently nearly all of the machines
belong to one corporation orgianized
in another State, but operating prin
cipalir in Massachusetts. *
They Come High.
Eiler Hansen. a young man arrest
ed in Tacoma, Wash., on charge of
squeezing a maiden, forfeited $25.001
bail last week and avoided a trial
WAS TURNED OUI
Because He Dared to Express His Hon
est Opinion About Article
THAT THE TRUSTS USI
For Declaring That Besoate of Sod
Is Injurious, Wiley's Assistant ir
Bureau of Chemistry Loses Favoi
With Higher Powers and Is Dis.
mised "for Good of the Service.'
Shall an expert chemist employee
by the department of agriculture b(
subject to dictation as to his scien
tific opinion when it is asked of bir
on the witness stand, and can he b(
legally dropped "for the good of the
service" because he does not undei
such conditions render testimony ir
opposition to his actual views? aski
the Washington correspondent of The
News and Courier who says:
As a result of the attack on Dr.
Harvey W. Wiley, chief of the bureat
of chemistry, whose technical erroi
in engaging the services of an ex
pert chemist caused the Attorne3
General of the United States to rec
ommend that he "be allowed to re
sign," it has leaked out that Floyd
W. Robison, lone of the principal as
sistants of Dr. Wiley in the bureau,
was dismissed from the service or
the 30th of last June on accouni
of -his testimony in Indianapolis thai
benzoate of soda Is an Injurious food
preservative, In his opinion.
In spite of the decision of the Rem
sen board that benzoate of soda isn'l
harmful, the prosecution of concerns
which use it has been continuing
in the Court; and it was in one
%f these cases that Dr. Robison was
summoned to testify before the Court
in Indianapolis. He gave his hon
est opinion, which Is the same no*
as it has always been, and Is i
agreement with tblat held .by Dr.
Wiley. Without consultation with
Dr. Wiley or notification to him,
Robinson was dropped from the pay
rolls of the agricultural department
at the end of the last fiscal year.
What weas Robison to do? Evi
dently, the department of agriculture
expected him to go on the stand at
Indianapolis and give testimony dia
metrically opposed to his true belief,
simply because the Remsen board has
expressed an opinion contrary to that
held by Dr. Wiley, who has recently
been upheld by the findings of the
Prussian boaraf scientists, to wh'cb
the identical question was submitted.
Since the verdict -of the Prusslas
board, it is. illegal to import into
Germany food products preserved
The bullying attitude of the agri
cultural department towards its
scientific help in tihe pure food and
drug fight is to be made a subject
of searching investigation by the
House of Representatives' committee
on expenditures in the department of
agriculture. While the department.
in order to please "big business," ,is
trying to club its subordinates Into
acquiescence in the use of benzoate,
and Into approval of it, the commit;
tee wil1 bring to the country's atten
tion the dou'btful legality -of the sac
red Remsen board itself.
It is well known that this board
was created without any specific war
rant of lauw, and that when the first
provision was made for its support
there was not a single member of the
agricultural committee of the House
who knew, .or who was willing to
admit that he knew, that the money
was to be used for any such purpose.
Representative Lever, of South
arolina, brought out that fact ir
attempted to defeat the appropriatiot
when it came up on the floor of the
House the second time. He asked
any member of the committee whc
had been aware of the purpose of the
provision the first time it was made
to rise. Not a man rose.
The committee on expenditures it
the agriculturial department has in
formation that Assistant Attorney
General Fowler rendered an opinior
that the Remsen beoard has no legal
existence, but that Attorney General
Wickersham turned down his own as
sistant's opinion in favor of a con
trary one from Solicitor McCabe, o0
the department of agriculture--who
by the way, is one of the membern
of the personnel board which- has jusi
recommended the dismissal of Dr
There is no disposition to clain
that Dr. Wiley has not gone to ex
tremies at times in his pronounce
ments. BRut it is held th'~? most oi
the instlances in which he has beer
subject to? criticism or ridicule bav4
been merely in declaring 'his individ
ual views. He has denounced chew
ing gum and tobacco, but he has nev
er undertaken to interfere official13
with the sale of either of these arti
cles. His supporters claim that wher<
he 'has used the machinery of hi:
bureau against a product, he ha:
rarely failed to show strong scienti
fic authority for his course.
For years, it is said, a systematic
campaign of obstruction and haras
ment has been in progress agains
him, including the pestering of thi
experts he has employed, by delayint
their pay and by m'aking it person
ally unpleasant for them to serve
Dr. Wiley has been known to shee
tears in describing the endless andoy
ances to which he has been sub jecte(
in the progress of his warfare agains
the business of selling bad food and
Lone Bystanuer Shot.
Two men entered the shop of the
Franklin Jewelry company in th4
heart of Kansas City last wtek, belt
up B. 3. Franklin at the point of:'
revolver, took 'a tray of diamond:
and ran down an alley. When pur
sued y Franklin they fired -at him
dangerously wounding B. A. Seitz
SABS FOR FEWER
GOV. SMITH WILL NOT HONOR
Issued by Gov. Blease for the Atlan
ta Lawyer, Which Was Refused
by Gov. Brown.
A special dispatch from Atlanta
to the Augusta Chronicle says Gov
ernor Smith stated emphiatically on
Thursday that be had no intention
whatever of honoring.any requisition
of Governor Cole L. Blease, of South
Carolina, for Thom,as B. Ferder, of
"The attorney general of South
Carolina told me that he would not
nol -prosse any indictment returned
aglainst. Mr. Felder," said Governor
A dispatch says this dissipates an)
speculation regarding the intention
of Governor Smith regarding the at
tempts of Governor Blease to get MZ.
Felder into South Carolina.
Some had advancid the theory
that tht Georgia executive might
honor the requisition, turned down
by Governor Brown, especially if
Mr. Felder should be indicted. But
Governor Smith makes it clear that
he will not consider any requisition.
As a matter of fact, Govtrnor
Smith and Governor Blease bave al
ready clashed on the matter or req
uisitions. Governor Smith made re
quisition on Governor Blease for a
.party wanted in Georgia. The South
Carolina executive did not even ex
tend the courtesy of a reply.
Thursday Governor Smith received
application for requisition from Gov
ernor Blease. Governor Smith di
rected Secretary Hitch to write Gov
ernor Blease for Information regard
ing his intention es to the Georgia
The statement made by Governor
Smith that Attorney General Lyon
told him he would throw out aW
indictment that may be returned
against Felder in this State shows
that Felder could fhot be harmed ev
en if he did come to South Carolina
and be arrested.
WILSON MAY BE SHIPPED.
Taft Blames Him for Allowing the
Wiley Incident. *
secretary of Agriculture WAson
may be asked to resign as the result
of the hornet's nest he permitted to
be stirred up :over Dr. Harvey W.
Wiley, Government pure food expert.
It is declared the Piesident is: re
sentful over the situation and the
a-ffair may result in a mild reproa'b
for Dr. Wiley and the ousting of
realizes that Secreatry Wilson might
have averted the whole trouble if he
had been more watchful of .the de
tails of the business of his depart
ment and had shown more courage
and dec- eness in dealing with the
affair a outset. It is evidently
the purpose' of the President to put
the brunt. of the embarrassing affair
on Secretary Wilson. This is shown
by the President's refusal to permit
the Secretary of Agriculture to longer
sidestep irespon~ibiliity, as he aias
done from 'the beginning. *
SAVED) BY HIS FRIENDS.
Who Contributed Four Hundred
Pieces of Their Skin.
Wdth more than four hundred
pieqes of skin on his body that ,orig
inally belonged to his friends former
Fireman Geo. Nelson left the hov
pital to enjoy himself at his old home
in Aliegean, Mich. A year ago when
Nelson was taken from the Grand
Trunk wreck at Durand the physi
cians said he could not live. But
despite untold agonies ihe survived
the first month and the doctors put
it up to his friends that he might
live if -skin was grafted. George Mi
ner, Ole Olson, Frank Floyd, all
tiainmen, and Fred Ross. a nurse,
came foward and allowed 101, 100,
135, and .75 graftings 'of skin re
spectively. Now after a year in the
hospital Nelson is able to leave and
rest indefinitely on the money given
him by the Grand Trunk ias a settle
LOOKS AFTER CONVICTIS.
To the Neglect of Matters of More
Governor Blease will not have his
wishes in regard to the abolishment
of the hoisery mill at the peniten
tiary carried out. The State Board
of Health at its meeting Thursday
in Co'lumbiia stook the position that
the ,b'oard can act only as an advis
ory committee to the directors of
the .penitentiary and that it has no'
right to labolish the mill. The secre
tary of the board expressed :tl' opin
ion that the mill question had been
given too much importance when
other recommendations were of more
importance. The board of health
was the last resort of the governor.
Army Worms Come.
A Little Rock dispatch says Chas.
Chemning, of Little Rock county, has
brought to the city a pail of 'army
worms taken fro~m his cot-ton fields,
which, he says. tre overrun with th'
pest. The worms 'have as yet done
irc ically little~ damage, but they
only made their appearanlce las; Si
day. They came in battle array from
the West. The pest in past years
did great damage.
Want Him Tried Soon.
A petition signed by five hundred
citizens of Anderson, including every
member of the coroner's jury, ask
ing for a speci. term of .Criminal
ourt to try Samuel N. Hyde for the
murder of his wife land father-in-law,
has been sent in to Solicitor Bonham.
The next term of general sessions is
not scheduled until late In Septem
lew York is Greatly Worrie Overk
Presence of the Cholera.
Fhe United States, New York State
and City Health Officers Tmkim
Strenuous Methods to Prevent~ th e
Spread of the Terrible Malad a
The United States, New York state
and City medical authorities bhe'
been ,working might and day for't
pst week or more in and afOtit.
gew York city to prevent the s3frea
)f the dread Asiatic cholera wldch
as already claimed several victims
it the Swinburne quarantine station,
iear that city. All suspects are be
ng held at the station. The'sl
ion is serious, as cholera spreads
with great rapidity when it gets &
!oothold in a country.
Every possible effort Is leing mise
y this government to preenttie
nroads of cholera to the difdid
;tates. With the most rigzqui,-i
mtine in force in New Tel 'qr 5':
Federal pablic healibi sereidPis
trengthened Its Inspection sb e
md detalled Instructions 2a fem
ssued to all health officiass as tote
est meaniof facing the mence
ltant Surgeon General is wakii
:he situatlon here ror the pu55 -
iealth service, keeping n clis6e tour-,
ith Surgeon General Wyma and
:o-operetng with Di. Doty in
itine. All vessels arrivingIn this
ountry are being thoroughl fI'.
At Palermo, Naples, and other Ital
an ports, cholera is 4demId, '1ii
[reds of victIms have dfed'fnromifth
n one toc 24 hours after contraebc
ng the disease. On .the
mailing from Jtaly fo the UIMrd
ktates, -the ItaHa governmentftt
ng its best to co-operate with. e
american health offcials, sen eo
al health officers to observe anisi
iengers who may ilow s!aiitof
,holera. These officers havd biefof
raluable assistance to the'Amrfa
>fflcials.I Quite a large nt~ibr of
hps have been held in quei'iie
Lt Sfinburne and Hoffman Isrids-,
he past two weeks, no passenges
eing permitted to enter 'the por or
Cholera has developed among some
)f the passengers after they bave
>een in quarantine for over. a week,
which emphasizes the fact thetie
trickest sort of guard must be kept
)n passengers, from Italian po0rs. -
)r. Doty said regarding a visit from
me of the bacteriological experts of
;en. Walter Wyman's Marine Hoapi
al corps at Washington:
"The visit of this expert shows'the
ncreased precautionary methods
which are being taken by the.United
tates Government all along the
:oast to prevent Italy's present out
reak of cholera from entering this
:ountry. The Government Is going
nto the bacteriological side of this
,reatened ch.,1era invasion with un
"The thing In fighting ,cholera
s to isoiste each cases" soon afs It
s suspected, and, secondly, to tidke
are that there is no local inf'ectfon,
ike the contamination of the wster
supply, in the place where 'the ais
ect gases are Isolated. That Is
rhy I detained all' the passengers of
;he Moltke, although at -the tlne~
:here. were no absolute osses of
:holera among them. I let threcrew
ake the vessel back to Europe, but
fused to allow any of them to comb
"Great precautions 'are also being
:aken at Italian ports to keep the
:hoera from leaving them and get
ag to this country. The American
mnd Italian governments and the
steamship companies themselves are
:ombining to segregate all prospec
ive passengers on *large floats -In
[talian harbors for several days be
'ore the ships actually sail for this
:ountry. preliminary symptoms of
ilness are carefully watched for. All
private stocks of foodstuffs and flids
retaken away from the passengers
and bacteriological examin?Ifons In
nany cases are made.
Cholera, the prime cause of which
is one of the most perplexing ques
tions with which scientists 6have to
eal, originated in the East Indies
and was not known to migrate for
more than 1,000 years. It did not
spread in Europe until 1830," when
it created terrible ravages. The
Russians took It from India through
:ouriers and stage coaches. Cholera
is usually ushered in by vomiting
and griping pains in the stomiach.
Death follows in from one to 24
ours. If life is retained longer than
this time, the patient may recover.
A large percentange of the cases die.
Will be Given Free.
South Carolinla, will be tlie second
tate in the Union 'to furnish free
to its citizens through the physiclgfe
atityplhodd bactarra for lajzl
ation against typhoid. Florida was
the first. The State Board of Health.
decided lat Columbia to manufacture
the bacteria in Its own laboratory for
The Democrats of North Carolina
are making it pretty hot or S'#lafor
Simmons for voting -for a dtity on
lumber and the IndicatIon 1s that he
will lose his seat for violating the
National Democratic platform by so
voting. The old ~gentleman is "x
planing" to -beat the band.
World Steel Raeport.
Charles M. Schwab, gave emphatic
denial to the New York report that
an effort was made at the Brussels
Steel conference to make an Interna
tiona aeement to control prires