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VOL, XX'VI MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER ,11 O1
State Ctton Convention T- kes Action
Looking, to That E d.
WIll CANVASS THE STATE
Farmers, Bankers. Merch.,nts and
Other Business Men of State At
tend Meeting, Discuss the Situation
Generally and Formulate Plans to
Aid Cotton Sellers.
The State cotton convention, call
ed by E. J. Wa.tson and E. W. Dabbs,
president of the State Far:eers' un
ion, in response to the action of the
Southern Cotton congress, recently
held at Montgomery, Ala.. was held
in Columbia Thursday in the hall of
the House of Representatives. It was
one of the most largely atten.ded con
ventions ever held in the hAil, and
tne personnel was such as to cause
many to remark that seldom had
there been seen gathered together for
conference a more representative
The convention was composed of
Farmers' union men, farmers, .mer
chants, bankers, and business and
professional men from all parts of the
State ,and throughout the proceed
ings there was perfect harmony of
thought and action and a unity of
purpose was manifested with a, de
gree of determination indicating the
character of the fight that the people
of this State propose to maKe
throughout for a higher price for
The action of the convention in the
end provided machinery extending in
to the vigorous prosecution -of the
holding, warehousing and financing
movements, with the object in view
of causing a substantial cessation o'
the rush of cottor to market.
Action was taken on almost every
phase of the cotton situation and
considerable work was cut out for
this State's representatives in con
gress to undertake. Along this line
the plain intimation was given by the
convention tha.t the ti-me had come
for some kind of national legislation
to be insisted upon in regard to the
marketing of the cotton crop, now
representing nearly $1,000,000,000.
In calling the convention to order
Commissioner Watson, who is also
the president of the Southern CottoD
congress and a member of the nat
ional cotton campaign committee,
along with President Barrett of the
National Farmers' union and Con
gressman Heflin of Alabama, declar
ed that he was glad the hour had
come in South Carolina when the pro
ducer, the business interests and the
banking interests of the State could
meet to discuss a situation involving
the welfare of every material inter
est in the State and indeed the very
life-blood of every man, woman and
child in South Carolina.
He said that the hour had arrived
at last for intelligence to hold sway,
for the thinking men of the South to
realize the value of their cotton. He
felt thankful to the bears that they
had hammered cotton down to 10
cents in .the face of this conven~tion
for, perhaps 10 d ents cotton would
stiffen the backbone of some people
why, if cotton were above 10 cents,
were likely to rush it on the market.
The conference was convened in
the hall of the house of representa
tives at 3:30 o'clock. The meeting
was called to order by- 1. J. Watson.
commissioner of agriculture. J. Whit
ner Reid was named as secretary.
Follo~wing the roll call of the dele
gates present a ;;ermanent organiza
tion was perfectt.d and Commissioner
Watson was named as president.
Mr. Barrett had asked him to say
to the convention that negotiations
were under way but had not yet been
concluded, that he hoped, however,
they would be c'ompleted at an early
day. A message from Mr. Barrett
was also conveyed to the effect that
there was every indication o-f a reac
tion in New York almost immediate
ly in the rice of cotton, and he urg
ed the convention to do everything in
its power to hold every possible bale
of cottan oir the market.
~Commissionler Watson further an
nounced that the national committee
members had about determined upon
a whirlwind campaign through the
cotton belt with a series of monster
meetings and that United States Sen
ator Smith of this State and United
States Senator John Sharp Williams
of Mississippi had been requested to
take part in this campaign. This will
give five men, posted on cotton. tc
conduct the meetings. the com:.littee
men being Messrs. Barrett, Heflin and
Mr. Hef!!n in his remarks at the
opening of the night meeting pre
sented' a number of essential facts
bearing upon the marketing and han
dling of the cotton crop.
Committees on resolutions, com
pcsed of one member from each con
gressional district, was appointed as
follows: W. McL. Frompton, R. M.
Mixson, Alan Johinstone, u. P. Good
win, W. P. Pollock, Douglas McIn
tyre. E. W. Dabbs, chairman.
There were calls for United States
Senator E. D. smith and in a lery
few moments Commissioner Watson,
referring to Senator Smith's work in
behalf of cotton in the movement
that carried the price to 15 cents,
presented "Cotton" Smith to his peo
ple amid the vociferous cheering of
At the conc~asion of his address,
as frequently during his remarks,
Smith was most enthusiastically and
At the afternoon session the bank
ers present were called upon for
stateentns as to their views in the
matter of assis-ing in the holding
movement bry financing the crop.
These statement were not only most
signifieant and reassuring, but were
f e~wh -a chmracer t-hat each eaused
a speedy manisfestation of pleasure
of the delegates.
At the opening of the night session
Commissioner Watson announced
that he had hoped to be able to give
some definite information from Pres
ident Barrett as to the $75.000,000
loan from the French-British syndi
cate for the purpose of aiding the
holding movement. He announced
that he had within the last half hour
had been talking with Mr. Barrett on
the long distance telephone.
That .the -banks of the State are
friendly to the farmers was brought
out by expressions from well konwn
bankers at the congress. Every
banker present promised to cooperate
in a substantial manner to assist the
farmers of the State iL their fight
for a higher price for cotton. The
expressions by the bankers followed
a general discussion.
The iniquitous cotton exchanges
was repeatedly attacked on the floor
of the House of Representa~tves and
two resolutions of procelure were re
ported by the committee formed by
one member from each Congressioni
district and appointed by Commis
sioner of Agriculture E. J. Watson.
W. P. Pollock favored a petition
to Congress. asking that the use of
Inter-State means of communication
be denied the exchanges, but this
meeting with objection on the ground
of possible legal resistance, a sub
stitute motion was adopted after the
An agreement brought about was
that Congress be memorialized to
regulate dealing in cotton by -the ex
changes so that real cotton will be
the basis of all contracts and actual
delivery he had.
The following resolution was also
adopted at the night session of the
onvention: "Resolved, That the
county farmers' unions of the differ
ent counties of the State be requested
o appoint a committee consisting of
not less than three men in each town
ship in each county to canvass the e
farmers of their county and ascertain
how many bales of cotton they will
ledge themselves to hold for the
agreed price u'nless otherwise In
structed by the State rarmers' Union
"That the secretary of the county
nions be requested to- forward re
orts from these committees to the
secre'.ry and rpesident of the
tate Farmers' Union be requested
to co-operate with Mr. Watson to
have this plan carried out in all of
.he cotton growing States.
'Be it further resolved, that the
president of the State Farmers' Un
ion be requested to keep the local
mions posted as to the number of
bales of cotton pledged in the differ
ant States in conformity to this reso
"Be it further resolved, That the t
chairman of this body be and is here
>y authorized to name from each I
ounty a special committee of bus!- I
ess men and bankers to represent I
ach and every bank in said county,
esignating which banker is to be
the c'.airman of said committee, the t
uties of this committee being as 1
ollows: They are promptly to is
ertain from every special committeei
ppointed to canvass the cotton grow
~rs the number of .bales of cotton to t
e held, -promptly arrange for finan
ing as many bales of the said cottont
MOB LYNCHES WHIlTE MAN.
"iling of Two Deputies Leads toC
Violence in ,Arkansas.
Forcing their way into the Desha
Jounty jail at Dumas, Ark., between
ifty and one hundred men, members
f a mob formed so quietly that the
tuthorities had not the slightest
varning, overpowered the deputies
a charge and took Charles Malpas,
Sr., white, to a water tank and hang
d him early Wednesday. The mob
~hen dispersed without demonstra
ion. None of its members is known
o the authorities, according to their
The lynching followed a pitched
attle at the home of Malpas the
lay before, in which the sheriff and
wo deputies were killed. The wifE
if Charles Malpas, Sr., a negress, and
he Malpass younger son, a young
ulatto, escaped from the house dur:
ug the fighting. The authorities sa.)
hey do not think the negress ant
he boy engaged in the battle an(
or this reason it is not thought th<
wo will be sought further in connec
ion with the a~ffair.
Queer Case for Divorce.
Mrs. Henry Schutz, of St. Paul
.Iinn.. on the ground that her hus
and said he was a widower with
lree children before the fnarriage
thereas after the knot had been tied.
rs. Schulz was "shocked and sur
:rised, although fond of children, tc
earn he had ten, ranging in agc
rom one to fifteen years." *
Strung Him Up Quickly.
At Kiev. Russia, Dimitri Bagroff.
he assassin of Premier Stolypin who
was condemned to death by court
martial, was hanged Monday. Be
fore his execution the young man
asked that he might see a rabbi but
refused this consolation when in
formed that the interview must be in
the presence of officials.
Gen. Jackson's Birthplace.
IAt Clarksburg, West. Va., a bronze
tablet marking the birthplace of Gen.
Stonewall Jackson was unveiled on
Tuesday. Dr. James Power Smith,
only surviving officer of Gen. Jack
son's staff, made the dedicatory ad
Lies Down Before TJ.rain.
At Live Oak. Fla., Ben Hines, a
stranger, said to be unbalanced on
account of his religion, deliberately
laid down in front of a train Tues
day and was instantly killed
Falls to His 1)eath.
Lieut. R. A. Camnmell, of the Brit
ish oviation school of Farmnborough,
England. was killed recently while
making a flight at Hendon, six miles
from the c-entre of London. *I
THE RED SllIRT
Annual Reunion of Veterans of Reco
VERY GOOD ATTENDANC
Col. John S. Mobley, Miss Grac
Lumpkin, and Governor Bleas
Speak at Formal Opening of Rq
union.-Senator John Sharp Wi
liams Unable to Attend.
A Columbia dispatch says no mor
lemonstrative gathering of men an
women has probably been seen i
Dolumbia in recent years than th
issembly which crowded the lowe
oor and two galleries of the Coluti
gia Theatre Wednesday night at th
,ormnal welcoming of the Red Shir
Veterans, who began their annual re
By far the large majority of th
nen in the gathering wore the re
;hirt, and aside from the picturesque
less of the view of blazing red ming]
d with the fashionable gowns of th
air sex, the spirit of good humor wa
broad in all its vigor, and, time afte
ime, bubbled over in cheers, av
lause and shouts upon the slightes
Col. John G. Mobley, commander
-chief, presided over the gatherinj
knd by his side on the stage sat th<
ponsor, Miss Elize Stribling, of Pen
Ileton, and her two maids of honor
disses Agnes Ravenel, of Spartan
>urg, and Zena Evans, of Cheraw
Lnd Miss Grace Lumpkin, who deliv
red the welcome to the "Men of '76.
After the prayer and the Doxology
ung by the entire assembly, Col
Iobley in brief but well chosei
rords, introduced Senator Francis H
Veston to the audience, and he, af
er a stirring recital of some of th<
cenes and conditions of reconstruc
ion days, introduced Miss Lump
At nftrly every possible Interva
n the remarks of the speakers, ap
lause broke sontaneo-usly from thosi
eated near the front of the house
aost of whom wore the red shirt!
nd cheers were not infrequent dur
ng -the middle of Col. Mobley's talk
hile he was mentioning some o
he leaders who took part in the re<
hirt days of reconstruction.
A life sized portait of Gen. Wad<
fampton. which had been veiled un
il now, was suddenly placed in ful
iew of -the vast assemblage when th<
Lame of that -political leader wa:
rentioned; instantly there arosi
rom every male voice -in the bous4
heers upon cheers, and the ovatioi
iven the portrait of the old citief
ain required several minutes t4
pend its force.
In a thrilling voice Miss Lumpkih
elcomed the "Men of '76'' to Co
van.bia. She recited briefly somet o
he things that the Red Chirt Veter
ens had accomplished and assure<
hem of the gratitutde and love o
veryone who enjoyed the great her
tage they had left.
Governor Blease, who next aros<
o welsome the Red Shirts on behal
f the State, was welcomed by the
'eterans with prolonged applause. Hi
vas several time interrupted in hi:
emarks by cheers. Governor Bleas<
poke of the return of the soldier
Lfter the war, the Reconstructio:
imes, conditions and what had bee:
ecomplshed by the wearers of thi
ed shirts during the days of '76E
le spoke also of the prosperous con
lition of the State at present due ti
large extent to what the men a
76 .had done.
It was a matter of general regre
o all that it was impossible for Sen
itor .Tohn Sharp Williams, of Mis
;issippi, to be present. Col. John G
iobley, commander-in-chief, an
iounced Wednesday night that h
2ad just received a letter from Mi
Viiliams stating his inability to b
It would be a hara, matter, in
leed, to conceal from even the mor
'asual observer, the fact that th
~ed Shirt veterans of the State ar
aking an invasion of the Capita
ity. Clad very, very, distinctive1l
r shirts of the reddest red, set o
ay black trousers, and broad rimme
lats, even a single one standingi
crowded street, is easily single
-ut by the eye as a mark of specia
ELEVEN DROWNED IN SEINE.
uto Plunges from Bridge into Rive
With Direful Results.
Eleven persons were drowned an
en others hurt by the overturnin
f an automobile 'bus into the Seii
Thursday afternoon, says a Pari
lispatch. The automobile 'bus wit
twenty-five passengers, was comim
from the Jardin Des Plantes in ti
direction of the opera. It was hal
way over tahe Archeveche bridge leal
ing from the left bank of the riv4
to the island immediately behind tl
Cathedral of Notre Dame.
In trying to avoid a collision wit
another omnibus the chaffeur ga'
his steering wheel a sharp turn. TI
heavy vehicle skidded violetly, shb
onto the sidewalk, crashed throng
the heavy iron railing as if it wel
a pipe stem. and dropped into ti
river below. All the passengers we
carried down with the exception
two or three who jumped just
Blease's Pardon Record.
Gov. Blease granted a parole F1
day to Wess Williams, who was co
victed in Newberry county In 190
and sentenced to ten years in tl
penitentiary on the charge of ma
slaughter. Since assuming office
governor has extended clemency
333 case's, as follows: Paroles, 12
PICE QUELL RIOTS
FORCED TO CHARGE MOBS WITH
Mexican Indians Crucify Chiofas Cit
izen When They Sacked That Place
-Women and Children Murdered.
Within a few hours after the re
turn of Francisco I. Madero, Jr..
e from his speaking tour through the
. south Thursday, Mexico City again
became the scene of riots whose
quellin by the mounted police result
quelling by the mounted police re
sulted in two fatally wounded and 15
e injured. To restore order the police
d were forced to charge the mobs with
a sabres drawn.
Groups of manifestants were still
e paradi-ng the streets and shouting
r "Vivas' for the returnin& candidate
when police were compelled to dis
perse rioters who had gathered in
the zocalo in front of the city hall.
The work of the authoritiels accon'
plished here was repeated half an
hour later in a factory district ten
blocks away, where the same drastie
measures were umployed to suppress
Neither of these riots had any
r great political significance and their
. origin on the day of Madero's return
t was either merely a coincidence or
due to the fact that the thousands of
. manifestants on the streets made It
easy for troublemakers to get In their
Instigated by those who profess to
believe that Antonio Rivergo, the
governor's secretary, was responsi
ble for the political confusion in the
state of Chiapas, the mob-marched to
the zocalo. Its numbers steadily in
creasing and the cries became so in- t
sistent and insulting that the author
ities called out the mounted police.
Twice the police called on the peo
- ple to disperse, but without resul-t.
Sabres then were drawn and the
squadron charged into the midst of ,
the mob, which gave way, but not I
until a few scattering shots from re
I volvers had .been fire by the rioters, t
- one of which fatally wounded a mem- 3
b ber of the mob.
Ten minutes later the zocalo was 3
deserted, but the neuclus of the mob
- remained intact and gathering fresh
recruits the hoodlums marched to La
Carolina, a texile mill in the north
ern part of the city. A labor dispute
was pending there and the rioters'
efforts were directed toward precipi- I
tating a strike. Another squadron of .
I mounted police charged the rioters.
h This time the mob did not reform.
DEATH AMONG MERRY-MAKERS.
Rockets Explode in Mexican Church. 0
I A terrific explosion of rockets and
-boombs in a crowded church at Guad-1
Ialajara, Mexico. Wednesday, resulted
- in four dead and fifteen seriously
1ijured, cast a shadow of gloom
fover the merry-makers attend
- ing the coming of Madero Wednes
day. Of the wounded many were so
seriously burned or trampled in the
panic which followed that they are
.believed to have been fatally injured.
Fifty rockets and six hundred
Sbombs had been stored in the Chapel
of Jesus for use in celebrating the
arrival of the sacred imnage of the
1 Virgin of Zapoapian, which at this
- season is carried from church to
a church and believed to have power to
-effect miraculous cures on the faith
) The explosives, piled at the foot
f of the stairs leading to the tower. is
thought to have been ignited by the
tcareless dropping of a lighted cigar
- ette. Those nearest were hurled in
- all directions by the force of the de
- The building was Quickly filled
a with suffocating smoke, which blind
-ed the struggling and frantic occu
e Dants who fought one another in
their efforts to reach the exits. When
- the smoke cleared away one man was
t found dead partially disemboweled,
e and three boys, one eight and two
e ten years old, so frightfully burned
.1 and mangled that they died soon af
Ster being carried from the building.
BLUE AND GREY LINK ARMS.
.11 Climax of Union and Confederate
Gathering at Memphis.
To the strains of the fife and
drums 500 veterans of the Blue and
Grey marched with arms linked
rthrough the streets of Memphis Wed-1
nesday -night bunting bedecked and<
gayly illuminated in their honor. Iti
d was the culminating feature of the
greunion of soldiers who fought in
e the opposing armies during the civil
swar of the '60's.
h The Sons of Veterans and other
gavxiliary organizations, State troops,
e fraternal associations and mounted
nolice paraded with the gray-haired
~men. Former slaves, body servants
rduring the war, marched in the wake
e o the veterans and spectators crowd
ed the streets to cheer the old sol
e The most important action taken
eat the Reunion was an endorsement
of a proposed peace jubliee and a
hi genera.1 reunion in Washington in
-1913. Other than this the Reunion
tewas principally a happy interming
e ling of those who wer'e foes fifty
nyears ago. They participated in a
barbecue arranged by the Sons of
Negro Crushed by Train.
a- Sam Drayton, a negro, had his life
. crushed out of him by Charleston &
ie Western Carolina train No. 42 be
n- tween Allendale and Fairfax. It is
of thought that liquor was the cause of
in his being on the track since a num
1; ber of bottles with their contents
artly-one were in evidnce.
CHINESE CRUISER HERE
HET HAI CHI ANCHORS IN TH
Only Chinese Warship That Ever Vi.
ited American Waters.-Officer
Extended Courtesies of Port.
The imperial Chinese cruiser HE
Chi, flying the yellow and green drag
on 'flag of the Celestial empirf
steamed into Charleston harbor Wed
aesday and anchored in the strean
where she may remain .or severa
She is the first Chinese warshi:
aver seen in American waters, ani
Charleston is the only port othe
han New York she has entered. Th
Eai Chi is bound for Havana. Sh
:ame to the United States from Eng
and, where she was sent to repre
ent the Chinese government at th
,oronation of King George V.
The Hai Chi is commanded b:
,apt. Ting "tong, and she also flie
:he flag of Rear Admiral Ching Pil
Kwong. She carries a crew of sev
ral hundred men.
Very trim and business-like al
seared the Hai Chi as she came u:
:o the harbor shortly before noo
Wednesday. She is painted in dul
,rey, the conventional battleshi
olor, and her name appears in Chi
iese ideographs on the stern. She i
iandled in first class sailor fashio3
mnd bears all tne appearances of ,
rarship of the most modern type
which, as a matter of fact, she'is
iaving been only lately complete(
Lnd taken over by the Chinese gov
The courtesies of the port was ex
ended to the Chinese admiral an<
he-naval and army officials at th4
avt yeard and at the island fort(
xehanged calls with him. Admira:
hing is a highly educated Chinesv
rho has traveled extensively, and F
haro.ughly familiar With the Wes
ei world. He speaks English per
edly and has visited this countr3
efore. He has seen much servic
Sa4he Chinese navy and served ir
h6; Chino-Japanese war. Some o
ikfcers also served in that war.
'HE HOiSTEIN-SPRADLEY FEUD,
ensational Affair Out of Which Grevi
Charge of Murder.
The Holstein homicide case is ex
ected to come up for trial in Aiker
his week. An Aiken dispatch say
he case has created more interesi
au;any that has been tried In thai
ounty in many years. In this casc
[eath of Mrs. Spradley, aunt of Co
mbus Spradley, with severely whip
ix members of the Holstein family
ne of the most prominent in th(
ounty, are charged with causing thE
ing Mrs. Spradley's husband, Bey
pradley, and of whipping young Co
.'mbus Spradley and compelling hin
o leave the community.
The Holsteins and a neighbor, Do<
Iockrel, are alleged to have visited
he home of Ben and Mrs. NettiE
ipradley about six weeks ago givini
iolumbus and Ben Spradley a sound
hrashirig. The excitement 'is said tc
ave caused the death of Mrs. Sprad
ey, though this is denied by the Hol
teins, who state they will have n<
ifficulty in showing that she was wel
.nd hearty after the affair of thai
Vednesday night. Ben Spradley re
eived but one~ severe blow, but h4
Lvered between life and death foi
everal days, finally recovering. Co
umbus Spradley disappeared ani
vas not located for several days, bu1
vhen .found it was ascertained tha1
te had not been- seriously injured
This unfortu-nate affair hingec
Lout the attentions of Columbu:
pradley to Miss Gussie Holstein,
iretty and intelligent girl. When thi
-oung man visited a school entertain
nent in that neighborhood somn
reeks before he lost his heart to thi
'insome girl, but met with the vie
ent opposition of her relatives. Oi
he day of the whipping young Sprad
ey had gone to the home of his un
:le, Ben Spradley, near the Holstein:
rem his home in Augusta.
FOUR DIE IN FIRE.
Lhey Were Smothered Before Hell
Could Reach Them.
At Chicago four persons wer<
smothered early Monday morning il
re said t obe incendiary that partl:
lestroyed two small flat buildings a
336 South Sangamon stre.et. Th<
dead 4re: Haxrry Egalovitch, hi
wife, their baby and L. Alport,
boarder. They lived in the third fla
af a three-story rear building.
two-story building fronting on th
street was also partly destroyed. Al
ther occupants of the buildings es
aped in their night clothes andi
was thought that na one had bee:
urt until the firemen found the fou
persons dead. Their bodies wer
scarcely scorched and It is though
they were asphyxiated by smoke be
fore the alarm of fire aroused then:
Two babies were dropped from sec
nd floor windows unhurt.
Three Men Were Hilled.
At Louisville, Ky., an avalan'ehe c
bricks from upper walls of a burr
ing six-story building, in the Mai
street wholesale district, crashe
through three floors of an adjoinin
building, killing three firemen an
injuring two others.
They Ran Him Down.
Bill Suber, who killed James Baal
knight ,was run down by blooc
hcunds and captured at his mother
house Monday night. He Is said I
be a bad negro.
At San Jose, Calif., Rev. Thomc
Sherman, son of General Win.
Sherman. has bee placed in the il
The Shadow of the Old State Dispen.
sray Frauds Loom Up Again.
SAYS THEY WERE PAID
A Witness in the Trial of Boykin,
Towill and Tatum, Former Officials
- of the Old State Dispensary, Testi
fied That They Were All Bribed in
the Label Matter.
In the trial of W. 0. Tatum, L. W.
r Boykin and John Bell Towi.l, 'charg
ed with defrauding the State in the
purchase of a lot of labels for the use
. of the old State Dispensary when it
. was in operation, John T. Earley, a
liquor house representative, Thurs
day testified that in the Spring of
1905 he talked with L. W. Boykin
, and J. B. Towill, dispensary directors,
about the purchase of labels, suggest
. ing that if they gave the order to
.Mr. Weiskopf of Cincinnati it would
. mean money in Earley's pocket.
That subsequently Commissioners
Tatum and Boykin went to Cincinnati
in company with M. A. Goodman and
Earley met them at the Grand Cen
tral depot; that together they sub
sequently went to the office of Nivis
son, Whiskopf & Co. to discuss the
matter of labels with them, that the
agreement to give the big job of lith
ographing to the firm was made; that
subsequently. Earley received -as one
. third of the net profit of the deal a
check for $6,534; that Goodman told
. him that he -had paid Boykin $3,000,
Tatum $300, somthing to Towill, and
something to W. J. McCartha, anoth
ei dispenrary employe.
Here is the substance of Earley's
Q. What business are you engag
ed in, Mr. Earley? A. At present in
the wholesale liquor business.
Q. Salesman for a wholesale liquor
business? A. Yes, sir.
Q. What liquor house do you sell
for? A. The Fleishmann copan'y.
Q. Did you ever have occasion to
sell any liquor to the State dispen
sary? A. Yes, sir.
Q. While you were offering these
liq.uors -for sale, did you ever come to
Columbia to see abdut it? A. Yes,
Q. -Mr. Earley, state whether or
not you were in the city of Colum
bia during the year 1905? A. Yes,
Q. Who was on the board of di
rectors of the dispensary at that time,
do you recall? A. I think It was
John Bell Towill and Whit Boykin
and Hub Evans.
Q. John Bell Towill. L. W. Boy
kin and H. H. Evans? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Mr. Earley, while you were vis
iting Colum.bia during the year 1905,
did you have any conversation with
Mr. Towill or Mr. Boykin, or Mr.
Goodman. any of them, in reference
to purchasing labels? -A. Yes, sir;
I spoke to him about it.
Mr. Lyon: Well, sir, was the mat
ter of purchasing labels discussed
there? A. I told him that I had a
friend who was interested on some
labels, yes, sir.
Q. Did youi tell him who that
friend was? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Who was it? A. Nivisson-Weis
kopf company of Cincinnati.
Q. Was Mr. Goodman also interest
ed in the order? A. Yes, sir.
Mr. Lyon: Mr. Earley, were Mr.
Goodman and Mr. Bowkin and your
self, were you together at any time
for the purpose of discussing this
purchase of labels? ,A.. Yes, sfr;
we spoke about it together.
Q. Was Mr. Tatum present at any
time that th-is label matter came up
before you all? A. In Columbia?
Q. Well, anywhere else? A. I
could not say positively whether he
entered into any conversation on the
label question at all.
Q. Was he present when any com
versation took place? A. I could not
say that positively.
Q. Did you meet .Mr. Tatum in Cin
cinnati on that occasion? A. Yes,
Q. With Mr. Boykin and Mr. Good
m'an? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Were any labels purchased
from Nivisson Weiskopf company on
that occasion? A. Yes, sir.
Mr. Lyon: Mr. Barley, state
whether or not you had a conversa
tion with Mr. Boykin in the city of
Columbia in regard to this label
transaction? A. Yes, sir.
Q. What was the conversation? A.
As I repeated before, I was interest
ed in selling labels for a friend of
Lmine who had submitted a bid to the
State dispensary, and I would have
'liked to see him buy the labels.
IQ.. What else did you tell Mr. Boy
. kin? A. I do not remember what else
t I said to him.
1 Q. State whether or not you told
r him that you could make some mon
, ey out of it? A. To the ,best of my
t knowledge I told him that I could
. make some money if they bought
the labels from the Nivission-Weis
Q. You could make some money
out of it? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did you ever have a conversa
tion with the boardf of directors? A.
I spoke with Mr. To'will and Mr. Boy
SQ. About what? A. About secur
ing an order for labels.
Q. Were there any bids or any
thing of that sort before the board
or sketches or anything of that sort?
A. Yes, sir; Nivisson-Weiskopf com
pany of Cincinnati sent them a bid.
-Q. Mr. Barley, state whether 01
- not it was discussed in your pres
sence by Mr. Boykin or Mr. Towill
0 that these sketches were sent froir
Nivission-Weiskopf company? A. Yes
Q. Mr. Barley, state whether oi
. not, subsequent to your conversatior
. you had in Columbia. if Mr. '-oykir
- and Mr. Tatum went to Cincinnati!
*A. Ves sir.
Q. In whose co.mpany were they
when they arrived in Cincinnati? A.
M. A. Goodman.
Q. Where did you find them in
Cincinnati? A. Goodman 'telegraph
ed me to meet him
Q. Never mind what Goodman did;
where did you meet them? A. Grand
Q. From there where did you go?
A. I am not pretty positive-it has
been four or five years ago
Q. Did you or not go on tha.t oc
casion to Nivison-Weiskopf company's
place of business? A. Yes, sir.
Q. For what purpose did you go
there? A. They said they were go
ing to buy bottle supplies and labels.
Q. And you went 'to the Nivison
Weiskopf company? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did Mr. Boykin go? A. Yes,
Q. Mr. Tatum go? A. Yes, sir.
Q. And Mr. Goodman? A. Yes,
Q. And yourself? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did you discuss the lab'el mat
ter going along there or during the
day, at the Nivisson-Weiskopf com
pany? A. Well we spoke about it in
a general way.
Q. And you were going there to
make a contract for labels? A. Yes,
Q. Well, was there a contract en
tered into there? A. I do not know
whether it was made there or signed
there or signed here.
Q. Was there any agreement or
understanding about buying the lab
els there that day? A. Mr. Goodman
Q. Never mind what Mr. Good
man told you. Mr. Earley, were
those sketches made in Cincinnati at
the time you were discussing the
matter with Wleiskcpf? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Mr. Earley, what proportion of
the profits were you to receive? A.
I was to receive one-third.
Q. One-third? A. Yes, sir.
Q. State whether or not that is a
check you received in payment of the
profit? (Handing paper to witness.)
Mr Johnstone: We object now,
unless these men knew it, your hon
The Court: I will let him answer
Mr. Lyon: Is that the check, Mr.
Earley? A. Yes, sir.
Col. Nelson: $6,500, is it not, Mr.
Mr. Welch: $6.534.
Mr. Lyon: We offer this check in
Mr. Lyon: $?r. Earley, you had
this conversation with Mr. Goodman?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What did Mr. Goodman tell you
on that occasion? A. He told me a
short while afterwards he paid Mr.
Mr. Raysor: I object to that, on
this ground, that it was -not in fur-.
therance of this conspiracy. He said
it was -several months afterwaids, hF.
paid money out.
Mr. Lyon: I will ask the question
a little bit differently. .M. Earley
with reference to this conversation
with Mr. Goodman and yourself.
when was this check of $6,500 and
odd dollars paid you? A. It was af
ter the labels had been shipped and
Q. After the labels had been ship.
ped and paid for that you got the
check? A. Yes, sir.
Q. When was this conversation
had between you and Mr. Goodman;
was it .before you received the check?
A. Which conversation do you refe:
Q. When he told you he had paic
lir. Boykin $3,000. A. It was prev
icus to the check.
Q. About how many months afte3
they were in Cincinnati? A. Well.
I do not know positively. I will say
Q. Within a week after they left
Cincinnati? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Now, Mr. Earley, you state thai
Mr. Goodman told you that he hac'
paid Mr. Boykin $3,000 ? A. Yes.
Q. Or an amount in .that neighbor
hood? A. Yes. isr.
Q. Did he say whether or not he
paid Mr. Tatum anything? A. Hie
said he paid Mr. Tatum $300.
Mr. Raysor: We object to that.
Mr. Lyon: Did he say whether he
paid Mr. Towill anything? A. Yes
sir; he said he paid him some
amount; I do not know the exact
Mr. Timmnerman: We object
Mr Lyon: Did he tell you whethey
he paid anybody else anything oi
not? A. He told me he paid another
party some money, a Mr. Mack.
Q. Was it McCartha? A. I think
Q. What relation was McCartha to
Mr. Timmerman: We object to
that, your honor. Mr. McC'artha is
.Mr. Lyon: The indictment, your
honor, stated that he paid various
sums to Towill, Boykin, and other
persons to the jurors unknown.
Q. Mr. Earley, state whether or not
Mr. Goodman, at this conversation to
which we referred, stated that he
paid Mr. McCartha some money? A
Q. Do you know who Mr. McCartha
is or was? A. He was at one time
connected with the dispensary, but I
do not know exactly what year it was.
Mr. Lyon: .Mr. Earley, state wheth
er or not the amount of money paid.
Mr. Boykin and Towill -and others
was fo rthe purpose of securing the
business or was it a part of the pro
fits of which you received one-third?
A. It was not from the profits that
I received the third,no.
Q. State whether or not it was ex
penses for securing the business?
Mr. Nelson: We object, that has
no reference to this.
Mr. Lyon: State whether or no'
this amount was stated to be the ex
penses of securing the business down
here? A. Goodmah says it was the
Mr. Lyon: Mr. Earley, how long
did Mr. Tatum and Mr. Boykin re
main in Cincinnati. so far as you
know? A. A couple of days. I think
Q. Mr. Earley, did you go out witi
LMr. Tatum and Mr. Boykin on the
Inight they were there, and with Mr
Goodman? A. I went to the theatre
New Orleans Police Suspect Yoong We.,
mra ot Several Crimes.
SAID TO BE DRUG FIEND
Annie Crawford, Arrested for 3ur
der of Young Sister by Use of Mor.
phine.-Three Other Members of
Her Family Died MysterioUsjy in
Last Fifteen Months.
A young woman of French-Amer
ican extraction, 'under arrest for the
murder of a Younger sister, whose
life was insured in her favor, Thurs
day night admitted to the district
attorney that she had administered
morphine to the girl but b: i done-so
Three other members of -the Craw
!ord family have died under cyster
ious circumstances within the past
Sfiteen months, and Annie Crawford
was the beneficiary Damed in the in
strance policies on the life of 'each.
The poliiies she held on all four
amounted to only $1,750, however.
rhe police say she spent nearly all
the money on. clothes.
Elise Crawford died suddenly last
saturday, and under citeumstances
o suspicious that the coroner had
.he contents of the stonacb analyz
d by an expert chemist. The find.
ng of traces of morphine was fol
owed by the arrest of the sister. The
tuthorities indicated that the bodies
)f the three other members of the
amily would be exhumed for a sidt
District Attorney Adams declined
o state whether he contemplated
,harging Annie Crawford with the
nurder of all four niembers of the
amily but he dictated the following
tatement to the Associated Press:
"It was established Thursday that
Lnnie Crawford is a drug fiend and
robably is addicted to morphine.
't is also established that Annie
orawford had access during the past
,hree weeks to morphine a,nd. was in
L position to obtain it in practically
mny quantity during that period.
)uring her indisposition Elise Craw
ord complained that her food and
[rink were doped. I have charged
kanie Crawford with the murder of
ter sister Elise."
(For five hours Thursday the Craw
ord woman was under examination
y the police. She stoutly maintain
d innocence and appeared cool and
inmoncerned throughout. She-sid-*
eged to have made numerous contra
lictory statements and when con
ronted with evidence tending to in
riminate her she would declare
Lgain and again, "tisn't so."
Annie Crawford also holds and in
urance policy on the life of her
rounger sister Gertrude, who told the -
listrict attorney Thursday that she
was afaraid of her sister.
In one fifth of a cupful of the
ontents of Elise Craiwford's stomach
)r. A. L. Metz , the city chemist
ound 3 and 1-2 graIns of morphine,
ufficient to kill two persons.
The first of the Crawford house
told to die was Mlary Agnes Crawford
ister of the prisoner. Her death
>ccurred June 25, 1910, suddenly,
upposedly of acute meningitis. Three
veeks later, July 15, 1910, her fath
*r died, uremic poisoning being given
:s the cause. After an interval of
we weeks, or, on July 29, 1910, -her
nother died. In her case uremic poi
oning was also given as the cause.
Annie Crawford held insurance
)olicies on the lives of the deceased
n the following sums:
Walter C. Crawford, father $800;
VIrs. Crawford, mother, -$400; Mary
\.gnes Crawford, sister, $300; Elise -
3rawford, sister, $250. She collect-.
>d the insurance in each case except
hat of -her sister Elise, payment of
*vhich was withheld pending receipt
af the certificate of death. On Mon
lay morning following her sister's
leath, Arnne made deme,nd on the
nsurance company for -the money.
)n that day she also went to the
-ailroad office where her sister had
een employed as stenographer and
:ollected $45 due the deceased.
-vith them one night.
Q. After the label transaction had.
een completed? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did Mr. Weiskopf make a state
nent to you as to his having to turn
>ver expense money to Goodman to
;et this money or not?
Mr. Nelson: We object again, your
onor. Mr. Weiskopf is here pres
2nt in court. We object on the
;round already stated; your honor
:an rule as you see fit.
The Court: Go ahead.
Mr. Lyon: State whether or not
M~r. Weiskopf told you that? A. He
:old me he advanced Mr. Goodman
some money. - -
Q. Do you have any recollection of
:he neighborhood of the amount? A.
He told me after he gasve me my
heck that it was 75
Q. We do not want to know any
thing about that--after he gave you'
the check. Mr. Earley, state whether
or not, during the times that you
were visiting Columbia here to look
after the sale of liquor by the Fleis
chman company to the dispensary,
and while Mr. Boykin was a mem
ber of the board of directors, wheth
er you occasionally 2:'aned him mon
oy or gave it to ~him, or anything of
:hat sort, when he was buying whis
itey from your house?
.Mr. Nelson: We object, your hon
or. This is entirely outside of this
Mr. Lyon here made an argument
to show that witness could show that
defendant had received bribes pre
vious to that ti-me, as was done in
the St. Louis cases. Mr. Lyon said
it was the object of the prosecution
to show that the dispensary officials
tried to get money out, of other trans