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VOL. XXI 'MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JANUAY2.11 O2
HAD 10 ASK HI14
Farmers' Uaion Had te Rquest That
Watson Be AUl w ' to Help
PUSH R01K El PLAN
After Resolution is Pas:sed Governor
Blease Consents for Cummnssioner
of Agriculture to Pass Bo:-ders of
South Carolina Without Fear of
Losing Job for Neglect of Duties.
The Columbia correspondent of
The News and Courier says the State
Farmers' Union, in sessior. there
Tuesday, passed resolutions asking
that Commissioner Watson, who is
president of the Southern Cotton
Congress, and head of the movement
tc reduce the acreage in the South,
go to the other Southern States and
push the campaign for cotton reduc
tion under the "Rock Hill Plan." A
certified copy of tltese resolutions
was handed to Governor Blease and
he consented to permit Mr. Watson
to leave the State for this purpose.
It will be recalled that shortly be
fore the time for the meeting of the
committee of the Southern Cotton
Congress, in New Otleans, at which
Col. John G. Anderson preseated the
"Rock Hill Plan" for reducing the
acreage, Governor Blease wrote
Commissioner Watson a letter in
forming him that should he ever
leave the State ,,gain without his i
permission he would "fire" him. The
publication of the ldtters some time
later created considerable comment
throughout the State.
The Governor, it is understood on
good authority, woculd not give per
mission for Mr. Watson to leave the
State unless the State Farmers' Un
ion, in resolutions, requested that'
Mr. Watson go .o the other States
in the interest of the' campaign. Ac
ccrdingly, the resolutions were drawn
up and passed by the Farmers' Un
ion, in session at the time, and a
certified copy of the same handed
the Governor, wao then consented
for Mr. Watson to leave the State
for the purpose Tared.
Mr. John G. Ailerson, the author
and distributor of the "Rock Hill
Plan" for reducing the cotton acre
age, has been in the city the past two
days in the interest of the movement.
Hc is anxious to ge: South Carolina
to push the campaign through and
while there is some two months yet
in which to do the work, it is hoped
to have the pledges from every coun
t.v in by the end of another month,
and the energetic way in which Col.
Anderson is going about the matter
promises that this will be done.
The Farmers' Union, in session
Tuesday, heartily endorsed the plan
and the offcials of that organiza
tion are doing all they can to help
it along. It is the intention of those
behind the movement to spread it all
o' er the South and get every State
possible covered as soon as possible.
It is realized that by South Caro
lina promptly getting in her pledges
it will have a good moral effect in
getting the other States to fall into
line, and it is for this reason that
Commissioner Watson's visits would
de- so much good.
The Farmers' U'icn has not taken
any action, so far as has been stated,
on the proposition to abolish the de
partmnent of griculture, commerce
and industries.,:and to confer the
powers and duties thereof upon
Clemson College. A bill introduced
in the Senate to this effect has been
unfavorably reported on by th~e com
mittee and it is not thought that
there is serious dancer of any radical
measure along this hrme being :.dopted
at an early date. All this in con
nection with the present affairs make
the public keenly interested in the
probable fate of the department and
in everything connected with it.
A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT.
Wilpmsburg Farmer Shoo'?s and
Mr. James Dean of the Hebron
neighborhood in Williamsburg coun
ty accidentally shot and killed him
self Wednesday r2orning. It seems
that Mr. Dean and R. L. Mimms had
gone out in the woods to get a load
of wood, Mr. Dean taking his gun
along. They ra, into a covey of
partridges, and Mr. Dean killed two
o. three of then. While coming
back to the wagon and holding the
gtun by the barre', he attempted to
cross a log when i'e hammer of the
gun struck the log, and the gun was
discharged, the whcle load taking
effect in the ne'k and completely sev
ering the jugular iein. The wound
ec man expired alirost Instantly.
NEGRO ADMITS CRIMLE.
And Implicates a Wahite Man in the
At Shelby, N. C., John Ross, one
of a trio of negroes charged with the
murder of Mr. and Mrs. Johin Dixon
'f Cleveland county on December 13,
Wednesday confessed to the crime,
implicating Frank Gladden, a white
man, who was employed on the Dixon
farm. Ross declares Gladden gave
him $1 00 to kill Dixon. while Glad
den simultaneously killed Mrs. Dixon.
Robbery was the mctive. Ross was
sentenced Thursday and the court at
once took up the case of Gladden.
Many Cau'se Trouble.
An Italian criser Tuesday over
hauled the TPritish rmenmer Africa on
the Red Sea. Af'er examination of
the passerZers a de-achment of Ital
rrn arines toot off 12 men who
vwere traveling in the first cdass sn
1902 on the ground that they were
Tr-sh military men.
STARTED .V1EVAL 'TTRUC
TIVE FIRES IN CIIARL1:*
When Arrested He Makes Full and
Startling Confession of Many Acts
of Incendiaryiqn in the City.
The News and Courier of Friday
tells of the doings of a yourg fire
bug in Charleston. Arrested Thurs
day morning at th.e burning of the
Charlezston Fibre Company's plant.
at the west end cf Spring street,
Marion Burdell, a young white man,
vho has been watched for weeks by
Pinkerton detectives, confessed some
hours later to many acts of incendi
arism, among thes2 being the start
ing of the big Meeting street fire of
July S, 1910, in which six large
tores in the heart of the wholesale
district was practieally destroyed
ith a loss of o;cr $215,000.
Among other fire- which Burdeli
>nfessed to havirt started were the
Leland Moore Paint Store fire on
.arch 17, 1908, vwhich occsioned a
loss of $23,000; the Baseball Park
Ire of December of last year; the
:wo recent fires at Bethel Sunday
chool, and the Unon Cotton Press
>ox car fire of December, 1911, in
which property valued at nearly half
t million dollais was imierilled.
?urdell gave no reason for any of
uis incendiary acts.
The News and Courier says when
mn alarm of fire was rung i- Thurs
ay morning at 9:41 o'clock. Chief
>f Police Cantwell lastened to jump
nto the police aatomobile and sped
.) the west end of Spring street,
-lence came the call. He arrived
here just in time to learn that Pink
rton Detective 0. S Roller, of Phil
idelphia, with Pinkerton Detective
Vright, had been shadowing Burdell
'or nearly three weeks, that he had
ust instructed Poiceman Johnson
In arrest Burdell on the charge -of
iaving set fire to the Charleston Fi
>re Company's plaur.
Private Johnson tnen came up with
is man, and Chief Cantwell was in
ormed that seve:al persons had seen
.urdell enter the premises of the
ibre factory a few. minutes before
he fire broke out. Chief Cantwell
ersonally took chairge of the case
.nd had Burdell hustled away to the
'olice station. Thure the young man
.as detained until Chief Behrens ar
ved and preferred charges against
im of setting fire to the Spring
Later in the aferntoon, after being
uestioned and confronted wih testi
ony which had been gathered by
he police department and the two I
'inkerton detectives. who were em-!
loyed by the board of firemasters.
urdell. in the presence of Chief of
'olice Cantwell. Clief of Detectives
Togan and Pinkerton Detectives
toler and Wright, confessed fully
nd in startling de'2il to a series of
res which he admitted having set
here during the past two years.
At first it appeared that he would
:ontinue to profess his innocence, but
e finally decided to confess. The
ires which he confessed to having
et include the Bailey-Lebby fire, the
argest in this city in years. It
~tarted in the rear 0f the Bailey-Leb
y building at 21 3 Meeting street,
he alarm being sent in by telephone
tt 6:33 P. M., July S, 1910. It ex
ended to 215 Meeting street. the
rrouch store, de ,troying the build
rgs; to T. A. Wilour & Sons, 211
Jeeting street, destmoying the build
-:;also to 209, 202 and 205 Meet
Lg street, comprising the 'Ihomlin
sen and Marshall-Westoat stores,
~onsierably damaging the buildings.
ecaioning a total loss of $215.
~49.50. The fire extended over eigh
en hours, the act--:al value of the
>roperty endangered being $64 7.4 1.
e Charleston Hotel and the big
ous Cohen department store being
Other fires which Burdel1 con
~essed to starting include:
A portion of his own premises, at
SO Church street, on Novemuber 2,
1910, the loss beiag only $3.
'The Leland-Moore fire, on March
17, 1903, the lois l:eing about $23,
The Baseball Park fire, December.
The Bethel Church fires, Decemn
ber, 1911. and January, 1912.
Union Cotton Press box car fire.
December, 1911. at which property
valued at nearly hailf a milllon dol
lars was imperilled.
He confessed to sending in the fol
lowing false alarms:
From Box 513, 6:20 P. M., De
cember 7, 1911.
From Box 614, 10:47 P. M., De
cember 11, 1911.
From Box 624, December 2S, 1911.
A detail of interest in connection
with these fires is that Burdei1
worked for the 1Bai!ey-Lebby Con
pany at the time ne set the fire :nd
is said to have woked for the Le
land Moore Company when that fire
Rubonic at Amy China.
Bubonic plague is reported to have
appeared again in Amoy, China. Nc
cases have been reported since Oc
tober last year, but before that the
city had suffered teverely. nearly ' C
persons dying in the first nine months
of 1911 from ie disease.
Thn Over by'5 a Train.
At Dillon E. Strie'kland, an em
ploye of the Mapl> cotton rlil. wa5
run over by the Seaboard tra in h':re
about 5 o'clock Thursday mnornin;
nd :killed. Pis body was traing aloam
the tracks .ar a distance of 101
yards or more.
Father of Large Family.
John WV. CGuy, 79 years of ag-, i
dead in Meifa. Ya He wass m: r
red three times al was the frnThe
" 2 children. His lat mari:z
occurred when he was 65 yer
age. and that wife bore hia. se-ve:
Abbeile 1irpensary Bilm Kiind in Ie
iouse by One Majority
JS11 AS3 Y AGAINST IT
A General"Bill Mr Be Introduced
Later -Providing for Dispensary t
Elections in Al l'junties That May
Want to Vote on the Liquor Ques
On Thifsday, the House defeated
by one vote Mr. Moore's bill seeking s
an election for Abbeville County for
the restoz.tion of the dispensary in -
-hat couner. The vote was O to 49
on a bill that had been unfavorably!
reported. Thera are several coun
ties that are trying to ha;e these
elections on the laquor quest:on and
the prospet now is that a general
bill will b resentad looking to some C
provision r such ciections.
There wis a spirited discussion of
the bill, that had come over from
last year, but it failed. The same
idea will be tsken up in the rending
bills to pro'ide for such elections in'
Orangeburg; Dorch(ster, Berkeley,!
Calhoun and othe!r counties. There
was a real live debate on the bill to I
provide for-an eI.ection in Abbeville C
County on the question of establish- r.
ing a dispensary fo, the sale of al
coholic- liquors in said county.
Mr. Moore mada a strong and forci
ble argument for his bill. He in
sisted that it was a local bill and his
people wanted the ocunty dispensary.
His county, he argued. was not in fa
ver of prohibition, although the rec
; d showed it. This was becaase of the
restricted vote and the requirement t
a.- to certificates. He knew . hat his c
people wanted anfi held that his
county could have no electio- except
by special elections. Mr. Moore said
there was no reas)n why Mr. Ashley
s'iould be so solicitous about his c
county. If the Anderson people
wanted liquor from Abbeville they a
would have to comne for it; it could
Pot be sent.
Mr. Magil said h1e must differ with t
Mr. Moore and hased his objection
or tirely on the ground that a special I
1,w was wrong ar.d a gencral Act
slioull be passed. Yir. Moore held
t!at under the general law there was
o provision for suc.. electioi as was
Mr. J. Beltcn Watson was strong ti
n his opposition to the bill.
Mr. McCravy, of Pickens. was op-t
posed to the sale o: liquor and was a
1eartily opposed to the bill and ar
rued strongly agains-: the proposition
L) take any chances of Abbeville sell
la. liquor. As to the lack of en
creement of the lbrohibition laws, b
he best people IL many counties'
were often to iblame and he begged d
the people to halo enforce the law ,
and then there would be o betteri0
On the motion to strike out ther
enacting words of the bill the vote
stood: Aye (to kill the oill; .nay
(for the bill:)
Yeas-Speaker Smith, Arnold, I
Ashley. Bethea, Bov~ers, Boyd, Brice.
P I. Brown,- Butler, Cary, C.harles,
Courtney. John ML Daniel, W. L.
Daniel, Dobson, Dur'ose, Drummond,
Earle. E. C. Edwardis, Evans. Gasque',
Earrison, H-ill. Hines, Hunter. Jones,
Ketch in. Kibler, League, McCravey, ~
McQueen, Magill, Mansfield, Meares,1
'Jiller, Mims, Mitchum, Mower, Nich
olson. Osborne, Pegues, Rea'es, Ri
ley, Scott, R. L. Shuler, Stevenson,
Watson. Whis'nant, Wingard,
Na:ys-A yer, Ba skins, Belser,C
Bookrer, Bowman. T. P. Brown,
ig. Bryan, Diek, D:xon, Doar, Isaac
Edwrs. Fultz, Gibert, Hamilton,
Honkins, Horlbek, Hutto, Irby,.
Jakson, James, Ki'-vin. Lee, Leland,.
McKeown, Manuel. Moore. Motte,
H. A. Odom, W. P. Odom, Paulling, L
Peeples, Richai'dor.. Sawyer. Saye,
Searson, Singleton, D. L. Smith, K. 1
P Smith, Stanley Tison. Tobias,r
Todd, Tujrnbull,- Vander H-orst. Wells,
Wi!!!ams,-y Willis. Toumans-49- 1
Pairs-Erkmann and Connor-.
The vote was so close that a poTY
o the House was ordered. but showede
o iference. rhe parliamentaryi
elincher was then applied.
K1LLED) IN TRAIlN WRIECK.
Four Are Dead and Two Others Are
Four trainmen are dead and two
perhps fatally injured as the result
of a head-on collis en at Long Rlun.
'S mijes east of Louisville, Ky., at
.:",0 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
lnween an ijbound Louisville &
Nashville passenger train antt Ches
aeakie & Ohio train of empty cars
Practically all passengers on the
Louisville & N~ashville trair were
more or less injured. Two Chesa
~ahe & Ohio brakeomen suffered se
ere injuries. B~oti engines explod
e, accordinlgto pasengers.
Dies Asking for Drug.
En-e'rin a drug store at Savan
r~v iuda Philin U. Cairns. of Sum
*er.li.e, Miass., coinplained of feel
.The manager, G. P. Hamil-.
un. tuirned to prepare a remedy and
aengi the dCreetion of Cairns,
fend h-n gaspio; for hrexth. He .
V'ed*y beore med1ieal attention could
be secured. Hear; failure is given
solis Cow to the King.
-ThHn .rJ. ii. Mobley. a most
s -'fu stock raiser of Fairfield
.nd orsln of the State
flo Gorge of Eng'land, a;
nJerscr cow. whtich was
SWILSON IS S1R1G
WILL GET MANY DELEGATEE
FROM NEW ENGLAND.
Fugene A. Reed, a New Hampshir<
Democrat, Thinlis That Wilsor
Could Carry That State.
Gov. Woodrow Wilson will have
he support of the large majority of
he delegates from the New England
tates to the Democratic national
*nvention for the nomination for
he pres - notwithstanding the
andidacy oi .ov. Foss of Massachu
etts, is the opinin nof ugene A.
teed, members of the Democratic na
lonal committee frum New Hamp
"While, in my cpinion, the dele
ates to the Democratic rational
onvention from New Hampsnire will
ot be instructed for any candidate,'
aid Mr. Reed, wno hails from Man
bester, N. H., "they will be found,
rst, last and all the time for the
omination of Gov. Woodrow Wil
en of New Jersey. I believe that
ver 80 per cent of the Democrats in
2y State at the present time are
arnestly in favor of Gov. Wilson's
omination. Of course, I realize
at Gov. Foss of MJassachusetts has
eme strength in the New England
tates, particularly in his own, yet
do not believe that he will be the
hoice for president of this section
i the country. Gov. Wilson Is the
an of the hour. If the Democrats
nite on his candidacy, there is not
Le least doubt in my mind that he
ill be elected president. I believe,
]so, that we will have more than a
ghting chance to carry New Hamp
bire at the next election.
"The people of New Hampshire
-e grown tired of being ruled as
bey have been rtIed and with an
-on hand, too, by the railrcad in
rests, represente:' by the Republi
n party. If the Democratic party
rould only give us a little assistance
-stead of leaving us to our own re
urces, New Hampshire, in my opin
)n, would be found in the Demo
ratic column. Governor Wilson
bould come up to our state and get
equainted with rur people. I will
Sarantee him a handshake with
ver 200,000 people if he will come
Manchester some time daring the
1eeting of the constitutional con
ntion in New Hampshire early next
rring. Oar voters have long ad
.ired him for his courage, his inde
endence and his sound ideas on all
ublic questions. They are not afraid
> intrust the affairs of the nation
> him. They know him to be hon.
st and fearless, and I feel confident
tat he will be selected as the stand
rd bearer of our party by the next
'emocratic national convention.
"For throe tim.s I have been a
apporter of William Jennin.-s Bryan
>r the presiden:y. I have known
im intimately for miny years. When
e says he is not going to be a can
idate again. I tak-e him at his word.
hat he wi-I bolt the Democratic
envention if a man to his liking is
ot nominated is the last thing that
e contemplates doing. With Wood.
ow Wilson in the saddle. I am con
dent that Mr. Pryan will take off
is coat and work for the New 3cr.
ey governor just as hard and as sin
rely as he did for his own election
r the three occasions he was the
arty's candidate for president.
Coodrow Wilson represents every
ing that a goo:1 Democrat snould
'present. New Ha~mpshire is for
im. body and soul, and I look for
is nomination on the first ballot as
be choice of his p.arty for resident.'
BREAKS LONG SILENCE.
cupe Had Not Spoken to Each 0th.
er for MAny Years.
For twenty-five years Lortis Raser
.nd his wife lived ~ij the sanme house
SMayesville, Ky., without speak
ng to each other. Last Sunday,
ithout any ap~are~nt reason. the w ife
roke the silence by asking her hus
and to have a cu" of coffee. He
eplied: "I belia':e I will.''
Hardly had he ouered the remanr
han he was attacked with heart
rouble and died.
The incident leading to the tragic
:limax was not disclosed until Thurs
!ay, when his will was made public
Che dead man. who was a large prop
rty owner, willed everything to his
rire. His body was cremated anc
'is ashes cast to the wind from th(
lincinnati Suspension Bridge.
IFTEEN MILLTE)N DOLLAR LOSS
.arge Japanese City Again Mad<
Desolate by Fire.
A cablegram from Oskai, Japan
;ays fire broke out again Wednesda:
rvening in the sout~h districts of thi
~it, but the outbreal. was of a nmue
k ss serious natu-a than that whic1
ecurred in the..morning. The flame
a-erc extinguishei before midnight
The damage occ.xsioned by yester
:ay's conflagration amounts to $1,i
000.000. Thirty thousand peop1
rendered homeless are being prc
vided with shelter in the publi
buildings of the city.
Thousands li Iid i Coop.
At St. Louis, Mc.., Geo. V. Stee
former postoffice clerk wt c-onfesse
to the theft of a $25,000 registere
package of currency was sentene
the United State district court t
Gr'r' and a half years in the pen
tntiary. lHe restore~d $2?.E (2 afte
having secreted it in a chicken coo
for a year.
A~'rent Bnmd to Death.
Guy L. Siewart. agriculture an
industrial aeat of the Cotton Iel
Railroad, was burned to death in hi
prvate car in a w;re?c in which th
trains of three dl'Ierent roads col
lided at Kelsc, 140 miles southc
MANY LEAVE fiO1lu
OVER THREE THOUSAND DISAP
PEAR IN A EW YORK.
Hundreds of Young Women Drop
From View, and a Majority of
Them Never Return.
During the last year the New York
city police have been called t: the aid
of families from which some member
disappeared exactly 3,500 times, and
during this time approxifately 1,000
women, most of L.em young girls
rznging in age from 14 to 20-years,
have utterly disa-peared. This is not
one-half the number of persons that
actually disappear. Hesitancy on the
part of relative causes them to fail
to call upon the public authorities.
Only one-third request that the cases
be made public.
"During 1911," said one official,.
"we were confronted with bundreds
of cases similar i- every degree to
that of Dorothy Arnold. Many other;
cases proved as baff!ing as hers. The
ycung girls left ab-.olutely no t-ace;1
behind. They made no preparations
for departure, and few have since
been heard from. We succeeded inIr
locating hundreds of women and
young girls who left their usual sur
roundings, but in every one of these
cases there was some clew on which
the detectives in the Bureau of Miss
ing Persons could work.
"The principal reason why girls
leave home, we have learnel, is be
cause of a guiding hand that is too
severe. Parents should be more len
icnt in their methods of restraint.
"The next reason why the young
woman disappears is because she sees
such abject poverty in her own home
ar-d such utter hopelessness if she re
r ains. there. She sees her mother
slaving and saving--an old woman
at -a-and she runs away to forget.
"A third reason is the glitter of tne
stage. the allurement of the gayety in
life and the development of the idea
that one must live for the present
and let the future care for itselr.
"The fourth main reason-and t
fourth in the list-is the man in the
case. Sometimes be lures the girl
away and deserts her. She is
aphamed to return. During the yeare
rany women from homes of refine
ment and from -fan.ilies where the
financial standing is very high have
disappeared as utterly as did Dorothy
TRAIN HAD NAUIROW ESCAPE.
Engine Lost Wheel While Running r
at Moderite Speed.
The afternoon ti'ain on the South- t
ern Railway going from Augusta to I
Branchville narrowly escaped a seri- t
ous accident on Sonday. Detween I
the stations of Blackville anc Den- 3
mark one of the driving wheels of
the engine fell off while the train
was running at average speed. For
ti nately it was thrown clear of the
track, and the prompt action of the
engineer in putting on the brakes
brought the train to a stop with the'
engine still on the tracks.
The driving rod was badly twisted j
and other parts of the engine dam
aged. The conductor walkeil several
miles to a telephone, and after sev
eral hours a train was seat from
Uranchville. The injured engine and
its train was pushed back to the
siding at Lees, and the passengers
transferred. The train reached
Eranchville about seven hours late.
The coolness and ;' esence of mind
o the engineer prevented a most '
The passengers and train crew
were put to considerable inconveni
ence by the accident, which, of1
curse, was unavo.:diable, but they
were lucky that they were vet seri
ously injured, as only the coolness
and presence of mind of the engi- I
neer prevented the train fro:n beiag
wrecked and many people Tilled or
injurd. It was a narow escape.
PROBE COMDM1TTEE NAMED.
Men Who Will investigate Old Dis
*Following the passage over the
veto of the governor, a few days ago.
of the dispensary investigation act,
Speaker Mendel L. Smith Thursday
named the membues on the jointin
vestigatin g committee, as provided
Ifor in the act. 'The house moember
of the committee are: Messrs. F.
M. Cary, Oconee; W.. L. Daniel of Sa-.
lda, and J. J. E .ans of Marlboro.
The senators who are to serve on;
the committee were named last year~
by Mr. Chas. A. Smith, lieutenant:
governor. They are Messrs. G. W.
Sllivan of Ande rsea H-. 1B. Carlisle
of Spartanburg anl John II. Clifton
No steps have yet been taken look
ing toward the con duct of the inves
1tigation. The senate committee has
ben waiting upon th~e announcement
o the members frem the house and
Iwere not in position to make~ a pub-?
-lie statement as to what immediate
steps would be taken.*
Says He is N.et in Race.
ICol. John 0. Ri.:hards de .iares he
is not a can dicdate for governor this
y ar, believing hie can bett.s serve
Stie public as Railrcad Commissioner.
Col. Richards also takes occasion to
I eny the reports iublished sometime
ag-o corcerning a conference at his
h ome between S-mnator Tillman
Juge Tones and hl:-nself bearing on
te gubernatorial race.
Found Frozr-n to Death.
Snowed in for days and iiuable to
obtain food or futd. thrc'e (h!:dr
Fuzzy' wre founid starved m ' fr'-:e
tof death Th ursday lai theair 1:e 'a:
-scions5 and near to dc':h. was fou;nd
uon the ilcor n~ar' the bodixa of her
CHU^' E SAYS
A!orei Henry Wattrson Writes of the
E TRNS WILSON COLD
(ngested to Gov. Wilson in View d
of the Environment of Col. Harvey b
That It Might Be Well for Bar- o
per's Weekly to be Less Aggres- d
sive in His Support.
That he hoped to find in Woodrow t
Vilson another Tiden "but had I
ound rather a schcolmaste- than a
tatesm an" was the declaration of
feary Wattee'son, the veteran Ken- n
Leky editor and Scuthern Democrat, I
a a statement made at Louisville t
uesday night lo the Associated C
ress in connection with the break n
etween Gov. Wilson and Col. George
"Regretting that I must appear
ither as a witness or a par.y to the f
risunderstanding vhich has arisen r
etween Col. George Harvey and C
ov. Woodrow Wilson," reads the d
tatement, "I shall have to speak r
ith some particularity in order to s'
e just, alike to the public and the T
"The confercnce between u,, In my
,oartment at the Manhattan club was
eld to consider certain practical n
aeasures relating to Gov. Wilson's P
andidacy. Col. Harvey stood to
'ard Gov. Wilson much as I had 0
tood 35 years ago toward Mr. Til- e
en. This appealed to me. Col. U
arvey had brought the governor n
Dd myself toge'.her in his New Jer- t
ey home 1 S months ago, and as time a
esse-1, had interested me .a his am
itions. I was hoping I might find s
ra Gov. Wilson aLother Tilden. In 1(
c.int of -intellect and availatility, I s
et think Col. Harvey made n) mis- C
4ke in his choice of candidate; but
Le circumstances leading to the un- g
'rtunate parting of the ways be- ?
ween them lead mo to doubt wheth- si
- in character and temperament- b
may be merely in the habit. of a e
fetime-Gov. Wilson is not rather v
schoolmaster than a statesman. a
"I have from Col. Harvey and Gov. d
ilson statements, according to the c
emory of eacli, touching what did
tually happen and was spoken on a
he occasion named. These do not T
aterially differ. 'They coincide with s,
y own recollection. Nothing of a g
iscourteous kind-even of an un- e:
tiendly kind-passed during an In- v
rview of more than an hour. From 'I
he first, however, there was a cer- C
ain constraint in Gov. Wilson's man- h
ler, the absence cf the cordiality t
nd candor which should mark h
arty, confidtt-tal intercourse, in e
.cmonstrating the existence of some a
dverse influence. His manner was n
tocratic if not tyrannous. I did:
.ot take this to myself, but thought h
-related to Col. L~jarvey, and when b
sol Harvey4 apparently overcome -t<
y Gov. Wilson's austerity, put the ci
rect question to Gov. Wilson
hether the support of Harper's
Veekly was doing him an injury, and
ceived from Gov. Wilson the cold
ejoinder that it was, I was both I
urprise and shocked.
"1 had myself, as far back as last
)ctober, suggested to Gov. Wilson
hat, in view of his supposed en- f:
-ironment, it might be well for Col. e
arvey to moderate~ somewhat the h
ather aggressive character of Har
er's Weekly in the Wilson leader- pj
hip. I am not sure that I had not it
id as much to Col. Harvey himself,
rut that Gov. Wilson, without the t:
ast show of compunction, should S
apress, or yield to such an opinion, y
nd permit Col. Harvey to consider
timself discharged from the position (
ftrusted intimacy he had up to :c
'is moment held, left me little
'comn to doubt that Gov. Wilson is't:
ot a man who make-s common cause g
'ith his political associates, or is 4
eCpy sensib)le of his political obli- t
ations; because it is but tiue and
air to say that, except for Col. Hiar- 1:
ey, he would not be in the running v
"Col. Harvey was grievously
vounded. HeT had been fighting Gov. c
ilson's battle for many years and 'l
:ad idealized his chief. AlthoughIc
*was given no reasea to suppese my
;tlf included in ?!:e disfavor whichs
:ad fallen upon Col. Harvey, I exper-c
enced a sensation of something very
rnueh like indignaticn, but on re
'ection I could not rid myself of the
mpression that Gov. Wilson had
)an receiving letters from Kentucky
:vritten by enemies of mine who seek
o use his name erad fame to gain
vme ends of their cwn, warning him
3ainst me. and that, to all intents,
sat in the same boat with Col. Hiar
"I am in receipt of Gov. Wilson's
erment to the contrary. I wish'
this had reached me earlier. I have
during three weeks of newspaper
in portunity reftused to print a word
n the subjiect in the hope that no
pt.biiity might be required end that
sme understanding could be
reached. I have reason to believe:
that Col. Harvey withheld his state
ment for the saine cause and with
the same hope. It being no longer
possible to suppress the matters at
issue, this full st;,tement, which I
make most reluctirtly, seems need
fu~l to a full and imnpartial knowledgej
by the general pubhlic, but of Demo-i
erats. who are so enenestiy especially
by the mass of Democrats, who are
sa ernestly seeking a leaduc in the
('gl f"Teary Watterson."
I! Lo e Vis Place. 1
The definite incomation has been.
arned that T.. T. Watson is not to:
b: rea'-nninTted by~ fl-e governor when
Ms term: eX'ires(' ir; March as corn
ms or of agr'c~ture, commerce
ThE REAM WtiY
OL. HARVEY TOOK GOV. WIL
FeS XN.UK. DOWN.
s the Candidatt. the Wall Stree
Organ He Edifts for President o:
the United States. -
A report was published about tei
ays ago tha: there had been a
-each between Go.. Woodrow Wil
on and Col. Gearge Harvey, edito
f Harper's Weekly. Friends of the
overnor said his enemies could no
.stinguish between the support o:
[arper's Weekly and that of Wal
reet. At the time Gov. Wilson sai
) a reporter for the New Yorl
"M1y attention has of course bee:
rawn to the fact that the last tw<
umbers of Harpei's Weekly hav
iade no mention of my name, bu
.is is certainly not due to any breac
! any kind between Col. Harvey and
iyself. Col. Harvey runs Harper'.
7eekly entirely on his own judg
Col. Harvey admitted to a reportei
)r The World that he had read th4
aports, but he refused to commen
u them. He absolutely refused t(
iscuss the report that he had bee:
-quested to discontinue his active
pport of Gov. % ilson's candidacy
he following announcement appear:
L the head of the editorial page oj
arper's Weekly in its issue today:
To Our Readers.
"We make the following reply t<
any inquiries from readers of Har
"The name of Woodrow Wilson a
r candidate for President was tak
i down from -he head of these col
mns in response to a statemeni
Lade to us directly by Gov. Wilson
the effect that our support wa:
fecting his candidacy injuriously.
"The only course left open to us, I
mple fairness to Mr. Wilson, nc
ss than in consideration of our owz
lf-respect, was to cease to advo
te his nomination.
"We make this explanation witi
reat reluctance and deepest regret
ut we *cannot escape the conclu
on that the very considerable num
r of our readers, who have co-op
rated earnestly and loyally in ad
ancing a movemeni. which was in
gurated solely in the hope of ren
ering a high pyublic service, art
.early entitled to this information.
With a copy of this announcemeni
reporter for The World went tc
renton yesterday to see Gov. Wil
mn. The Governor was too busy t<
ive au audience. The matter wa,
Fplained to one of his secretaries
,ho went in to see the Governor
he secretary returned after a shor
2nference and said that Mr. Wilsox
ad not had time to read the edi
)rial or to give it any thought; tha1
t would not have time during th
rening, and that i" he should make
riy comment at all, none would b
ade that night.
The Governor was at his desk unti:
te. Then he hurriedly left thu
iding to catch a train for Prince
n, where he said again he had n<
~mment to make.
PASSED OVER~ THE VETO.
'ie Bills Become Laws in Spite o:
Wednesday morning in the Hous'
>ur acts were passed over the Gov
rnor's veto, and one act, which hu
ad vetoed, was killed.
The four acts which the hous<
assed and sent to the senate wer<
To provide for an assistant coun
Ssuperintendent of education ii
artanburg county. Passed by
eto of 77 to 22.
To provide for rural police ii
berokee county. Passed by a vet<
SS to 2.
To provide for boiding elections o:
ae question of commission form o
vernment in cities of more tha:
.000 and less than 10,000 inhabi
~nts. Passed by a vote of 72 to 29
zin act relating t2 road inspector
a Newberry county. Passed by
ote of SS to 4.
The act upon which the veto of th
overnor was sustained provided fo
ertain exceptions from jury duty
'he fight for sustaining the veto wa
r. the grounds that the act mad
2inisters of the gosp.el liable for jur
ervice. The house upheld the vet
?the governor by a 7ote of 70 to 3f
MINERS ILLPD IN MINE.
"our Are Known to Have Perishe
in the E.\plosion.
Near Central City, Ky., four pe:
cns are k-nown. to have been kille
i. d another is believed to be dead
L the result of an explosion in
nino of the Central City Coal an
ron Company ab ut 5 o'clock Wed
:esday afternoon. Four bodies ha~
>en removed. Tre explosion o<
mrred just after the day men ha
cme out. The cause is unknow:
Che mine is not badly damaged. Tw
tundred men usually are at wor
the mine, but the explosion cam
on after the day shift had com
t and before the night men ha
ne down. The five victims wer
icing extra work. H. D. Jones, a:
~istant State mine inspector, is o
Thurned Up the House.
The home of Mrs. H-enry, w-ho cot
icted a boarding house, in Fo:
Will was burned. It caught fro:
wEros(ne spilled or. the floor. whic
o keen from learirg an ugly spo
:ns set fire to b:>rnl off. The cil ha
tCowd inlto a crzat and soon the fir
'ot beyonld control.
The Souith American Way.
paraoguayan revolution aries has
rtured President Liberto R'ojas an
re/| him to reign.
"Yc Have Taken My Life aid Nw Il
Take Youn," Says Murderer.
AS HE STRUCK AT JUROR
Man Convicted c- "urder Leaps in a
Frenzy Toward the Jury 3ox, and
Tried to Strike the Nearest of the
Jurors Who Had Doomed Him to
The New York World says never
before in the history of the criminal
courts in that city was witnessed such
a scene as Tuesday night after Jos
eph Ferrone had bcn found guilty
in General Sessions before Judge Fos
ter of murder in Lhe first degree. The
clerk of the court had just taken the
"pedigree" of Ferrone when the con
victed man shouted:
"My wife has taken her life, you
have taken mine; now I will take.
Ferrone attempted to leap over the
railing. He tried to strike George W.
I Cammock, ju'n-' No. 6, who was near
est him. The jurors mo7ed back
ward in their ceats. Four court off
cers leaped upon ts prisoner but he
shook them off.
Then Ferrone loaned back 11s head
and with his .right hand commenced
sawing at his throat with a piece of
glass. Blood flowed from his wound.
From every part o^ the court room
men rushed towar4 the prisoner.
Capt.. Fanning was first to get hold
o.' Ferrone%. rigut hand.
"Let go! Let go!" the doomed
"Handcuff him!" shouted. Capt.
O'Brien, the Judge's confidential
Two pairs of handcuffs were
snapped on Ferrone. The four court
attendants lifted tl-e crazed wife
murderer and carried him, strug
gling, out of the- court room.
In front of the jury box several
pieces of glass were found. How
Ferrone got the glass -is not kown.
They seem to be pieces of the crystal
cf a watch. They were handed to
Judge Foster, who placed them In
ar; envelope, which was sealed by
Quiet had not been restored when
Judge Foster told the jurors they
might go home. When they reached
the corridor Mr. Gammock, the ju
ror, collapsed, failing on the back of
his head. He was picked up uncon
scious, carried into a jury room and
laid on a.table.
There were cr!e; for a physician.
Finally Dr. Gottlieb Sternberg of No.
541 East One Hundred and Thirty
eighth street, who had been in the
-t.urt room, came. It took him some
time to bring Mr. Gammock back to
cnsciousness. Judge Fostier snd Mr.
Whitman both assigned officers to ac
con pany the juror to his home.
In the mean time I'errone 1;ad been
d! agged across the Bridge of Sighs
and into the Tombs. His shrieks
aroused other prisoners and soon the
word had been passed along that
Ferrone had been found guilty of
Keepers removed the handcuffs
from his wrists. A long strap was
then procured and Ferrone was tied
s he cou.ld not move- legs or hands.
"If he makes any trouble," said
the night keeper, ''we will put the
straight-jacket on him and lash him
to his bunk."
Ferrone frothed at the mouth. He
swore he would kill everybody who
had anything to do with bringing
about his conviction. He said he
would never die m the electrc chair.
"I never witnessed such a scene in
all the years I have been on the
bench" said Judge Foster to a re
porter for The World last night. "It
was a just verdict. He had a fair
trial and his lawy.3r did all he could
for him. Ferrone told a story the
jury did not believe."
Ferrone is suspected by Deputy
Police Commissioner Dougherty and
I Lspector Hughes, in charge of the
Detective Bureau, of being the slayer
oftev-ya-l Mamie Cunning
ham, wowas rtrangled to death on
May 30, 1896. LHer body was found
10 front of a little shrine in her bed
rom in her widor-ed mother's flat,
at No. 315 East Thirty-seventh street.
For two days Ferrone had been on
trial for murdering his wife, Katie,
wos'e throat he cub with a :azor the
ie"ening of Oct. '44 last. Assistant
District-Attorney IJanley had pre
sented the State's case with dertpatch.
- Attorney Campbell, for Ferrocne, bfd
j called only one witness, the defend
,ant. Ferrone had tcld the~ jury his
wife committed suicide while they
I were struggling for possessign of a
-razor. He had admitted having served
a term for burglary in the Elmira
-Reformatory and a.so that he had
beer. Imprisoned in Italy for an as
.sault upon a woman.
kFound1 Dead in the Snow.
e The Columbia State says L. M.
e~irms a white man about thirty
vers of age., was found dead Men
e 'y mornier~ beside3 the embankment
- o. the Southern Railway, in thie vi
2ciity of McCreery's pasture, with
is neck dislocated. Previous to this
te dead man's brother, W. M.
Mimms, was found almost frozen
-: iout a quarter cet a mile from the
tplace where the darl man was found.
Hardl Hit by Big Fire.
,' At Lexington Wednesday fire de
d stroyed the building of the Home
National Bank in which was located
the Citizens Telephon~e Company, the
Kaufmannf Drug Company, the. office
of Dr. James J1. Wingard, the~ office
' o Dr. Frank G. Roberts and the of
d flees of T. C. Callison, Esq. entail
ia tonal loss of about $20,000.*