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The 011 Sztae MIspcnsary Commis
aion andi Othor :::cias Wil Ba
Probed, inc uding Governor Riease
Himself. an(I .11y Be ?iis Friend,
Tom U. Felder.
The rapidity wi:h which the House
passed measures over the Governor's
veto was the most interesting of the
legisative actions the past wuek; the
unanimity and rapiaity wit. which
the lower body alij this must have
made his Excelle y piping mad.
In quick order ti.e Act prOviling
for the investigatior. of the forme:
winding-up disp ensary com nussion
and the Attorney ':eneral. the Act
rela:ing to the ins:rial school at
Florence. the At cstablishing the
rural p olice for Cherokee County
and the Act providiug for those cities
between 4,000 and 0.00) the op
portunity to vote -ti the conimussion
form of governn:ert, were passed
over the Governor's veto by over
The veto on the lill making more
extended the jury service and wip
ing out certain exe:ptions was sus
tained, the first anI only one so far.
The members did not think that
there was any reason to make preacn
ers serve on juries, and largely on
this account. the vete was sustained.
In every other cazse the Governor
went down in overwhelming defeat.
for the House said the Acts shall
go into the laws the Governor's veto
to the contrary nowitistaudicg.
The vetoed bills which passed the
House were transmitted to tre Sen
ate, but that body has not yet acted
on them, excepting the velo on the
investigation of the winding-up com
mission, which was passed over the
veto by the upper chamber tv a vote
of 36 to 3, preceded by severe de
nunciation of the veto by severa!
senators. This neasure :s now a
law. The others we:e received in the
Senate. printed in the Journal and
referred to variou:s committees.
They will come u; for action this
week and there is little doubt but
that the Senate will follow the action
of the lower hous;e and pass them
over the Governor's veto. Once the
Senate began it does not take long
for it to deciie on vetoed measures.
and it has shown no disposition to
sustain any of the Governor's rea
sons for vetoing the various matters.
Excepting th^ Act providing for
the distributioL or the eispensary
fund among the school-and it is
said that the senate will look closely
into this matter, for there are sev
eral educators opposed to the plan
for distribution and the State board
of education reqt eated the Governor
to vete the bill-nil of the measures
will prot-ably paas over the veto.
In the senate trae bill providing for
the taking out of the hands of the
Chief Justice Lhe power to nominate
rpecial judges and to confer both.
the naminating and appointing pow
er on the Governor, ws saied after
several debates, in which the whole
?ght between Chh-f .; ustice Jones and
the Governor over the special judges
matter of the past year was aired.
The Senare stood strongly by the Su
pre'"e Court and se-.vral speeches de
fending that body and condemnning
the actions of the Governor in this
position were de:!vered during the
course of the deb:ates. The Senate
fina!y ende-i th ewhole matter and
endorse3 the Se' rea.e Court b~y over
whelmingly killhng the hili.
Another matter which has been
debated et nmueh let~ath in tiee upper
body is the bill establishing a State
highway commaissioni Almost every
day some time hats been devoted to
disct'ssing this bill and its merits and
diendvantages have b'en thoroughly
threshed out. tienator Laney, of
Chesterfield is iet- ing the~ figh:
against the bi'J ard he waunts the
money arising from licenses on au
tomobiles and other celf-propeling ve
hieles, the sour~ee from which the
bill seeks to raise revenue for the
support of the hithway co-nission
er, to go into the treasury of the
county in which the machines are
Senator W. J. JTohnson's bill sub
stituting elcetrocution for hanging
will undoubtedly nass the Senate and
stands good chanc of passing the
House also and being enacted into
law. This was recon:mendceo in the
annual message of Governor Riense
and is one recommzendarion likely to
be adopted and one which ie reecg
nized as a more htnmane method of
punishment than the present system
Strikes Blow at Blind Tigers.
Congressman W. A. Oldfield. of
Arkansas. has in :"oduced a bill in
the house whirh. if enacted, will ef
fectively r'ut an end to the issuance
of federal lir-ene. for the sale of
intoxicating iic:urns in communities
where state or local laws forbid the
Infant ltirned to ~eath.
News w:as rece'vedi in Greenville
of a deplorable !r:ngedy which oc
curred near Tigerville some time dur
ing Saturiay when the iifteen
months-old sn of 21r. and Mrs. B. T.
Hightower was; burned to de-ah, and
their house and furnishinogs rcomptlete
ly destroyed by th'e fames.
H'er 'Paby" a ibndke of Bags.
Miss 3uli Stern vert- of the
lccal charity o.ver r-i 'n in Kio
komo. Intd.. has -ound tha one wo
man at k-ast is :tga ta ay
to dupe peOir. -n gvin 1:er cash
andi food. The (: o*an is a profe's
sional h~r-~r- a :--nerarest.
Chris notr:s is nea - n Echo.
Ore., as the resi o aktrck by a
stsll. when 'h-a "i:a260 a :.-~h
fork in soe : s odi: h
tinys into hiP mh
inconn ?.o th h on nr
i-n December in the v-i!!' of Moste.
WxOULD LIMiT N'ME1 OF CO N
TY Il-;OZE' SNOPS.
The New Measure is Designated to
Make It Harder to Get Whiskey in
The bill of Senlior Epps of Wli
lia:lsburg countv i~iting the num
,er of dispensaries " certain counties
of the State was the most inwresting
ua:er brought up in the senate Mon
.ay it. This Ull provides that
zhe-re shall not :>e created in any
c-ounty of tile Star.e sfter the Ipassage
of the act, more than cne dispensary,
but counties that contain cities of
:ore than 15.099 inhabitants are
axempteil. This hill was r< ported
avorably from the committee on io
!ice regulation with an amendment.
Mr. Epps, the 3'uthcr of ihe bill.
'xplained the object cf its introdue
inn. The bill is to preveat flood
of the "dry" counties of the StatE
liquor from the "wet" counties
in that it will prohibit dispensaries
,ther than those that are now es
ablished, from bezng placed in clost
-o1ximity to ccunty lines.
The bill caused an extended de
bate. The question of the legislativt
"egulation of the iiquor question has
been before the lawmakers of the
State for a decade, asserted some 01
the senators. The right of certair
lounties to sell ligpor within theb
borde-s has been decided by ballot
nd the legislature should not abro.
gate to itself the regulation of It ih
-he face of the peo-le's ballots. wa,
another argument advanced agains
Senator Christensen of 3eaufor
county strenuously opposed the enac
tion of this bill into law, saying tha
!he people of his county had vote(
,n favor of whiskey being sold. Then
are remote actions of his county tha
would be overrun by "blini tigers'
if the dispensary was met there. San
%ter Christensen did not think tha
the'sonate or the bouse should dis
-egard the wishes of the people.
I 0 0
ENTIRE FAMULY KiT1D.
Sixth Wholesale BLtchery in Louis
fana in a Tear.
Badly mutilated, the bodies of Fel
ix Broussard, his wife and three chil
-Iren. aged. 8, 6, and 3, negroes. wer<
lound in their home at Lake Charles
La., making the second wholesale ne
gro murder in that State within
week and the sixth within the year
A bloody axe, with which the crim,
apparently, was committed, wa
:ound beneath the bed upon whic]
the bodies lay.
No clue to the nurderer has bee
%found except this inscription writtei
on the front door of the Broussar
home, "When He maketh the inqui
sition for blood. Bi: forgetteth no
the crop of the humble human five."
In many respects the crimei
identical with the murder, in Crow
ley, La., last Thursday, of a negr
woman and her three children. Twi
similar crimes during the past yea
were committed at LaFayette, La.
two at Crowley, and one at Raye
La. In each instane~ an entire f-a
fly was murdered.
WILLING TO TAKE STAND.
'lut Will Publish No Book Agains
A special dispatch to The Stat
says Col. Thomas B. Felder was i
\ugusta Monday. "Will you go t
Columbia and testify against Cox
?ole L. Ulease If you are summone
ay the investigating committee?
was asked him directly.
"Yes, if the investigating commit
.ee sees flt to summon me."
"What about tha'; book on Bleas
so much talked about? Have rol
arinted such a book as you are cred
:ed with, showing all the dealings o
-he present governor of South Carc
"No book has been printed, but
have material that would make:
'uost interesting book if it shculd b'
Asked what- he thought of thi
2.lease situation now, he replied:
"He's going to get all that's com
ing to him, good andi plenty-befort
FELL TO TiR~l DEATH.
Tries to Save Friend and Both Ar:
Xilled by Fall.
At Philadelphia, Pa.. two men fel
130 feet to death v-hen one of thon
attempted to save h- companion whi
had slipped from a ladder on the to:
of the North Broal Street Preshy
terian Church. Whoa a passerby
who had witnessed their terrible fail
reached their bodies, he found th<
hand of Herman Greenwald stil
clutching the overal13 on the body o
Auzust Johnson, whose life he ha<
v-ainily attempted to save. Johnso:
had slipped and started to slide dowi
the steep incline. As he rushcd pas
Greenwald who was standing~ on
l1edge the latter grasped him but wa:
unable to check his momentum an<
:as also dragged from his perch.
Thousands H-id in a Coop.
At St. Louis, Mc.., Geo. V. Steci
:ormer postoffice clerk who con fesse
-the theft of a $25.000 registeret
0'kgeo currency was senteneet
th "n-ted Stev district court t<
'e nr'd a half years in the peni
nar.He re-:tored $23 .6 aftel
ving seeed it in a chicken cool
The .tames C. I-urm:'an i13: of Sci
an'-ce on the c:mm:s o'f urmam Uni
er.i......Gend'!e vwas formallb
fomdTh'ursdny. This buildinl re
nrset 350.nU for cons-ruellemi and
uinntand $25,Jr,0 azld rct the
andomen'. It is the consunlrmation
f plans that run back thr-ough si.
With a heriff on one side anda
-ie o~ the other. Mrs. Al':ertv
C:Try.chrze.1 w:nh comp!!e'ity in
a malerin O::ahoma City. Okia.,
oa- the gaze -f :..0%f for the pur
pose o beir c prnt at her hus
Rg 0 93G 11 0f IIS K I d
W- 4.--in Bjh
The Accid-t Was Very Much Like
the One in Which Presidt-iiz Spen
cer of the Southern Rlailway Lost
His Life-Some 3 ears Ago at Samel
Point in Virgina.
James T. Haraaan, Sr., former
president of the Illinois Central:
rrank 0. Melcher, second vice pres
ident of the Rock Island; E. B.
*Pierce, general soli-ator of the Rock
Island, and Eidridge E. Wright, were
il:iiled in a collision of two Illinois
Central trains at Kinmundy, Ill., ear
ly Monday morning
Three trainmen were injured and
the passengers in the coach were
badly shaken up atnd bruise,].
The kiiled were in the private car
of _1ir. 3elcher. Their bodies were
(,und near the berths they had occu
pied. Four occupants of the private
car escaped death or injury. These
are Ryron B. Curry, private secretary
of 1r. \elcher; [lhomas B. Busbee.
:attorney for the Ruck Island in the
States of Arkansas and Louisiana,
and two negro porters.
Train No. 5, known as the New
Orleans express, was taking water at
Kinmundy at 1 o'clock, when train
No 3, the Panama limited, ran into
the rear of No. 25 The engine of
No. 3 plowed its way thraugh the
private car, which was attached to
No. 25, and was stopped by the steel
coaches immediately preceding. The
impact shoved the standing train for
some distance down the tracks al
though its brakes were locked.
A shadow of gloom was cast over
_Menphis business and social circles
when it became known that J. T.
Harahan. fr., former preside-it of the
Illinois Central railroad system, and
Maj. E. E. Wright had met death in
a railway accideat Aear Centralia.
.ll. Widespread tpressions of re
-gret were heard at the passing of two
men so well kno-vn and prominently
connected there. Mr Harahan's wife,
who was 'Miss Mallory, is a member
o one of the oldest families of this
part of the South.
Major Wright was born in Mo
bile. July 25, 1S71, the grandson of
Admiral Semmes of the Confcderate
States. Major Wright came to 'Mem
)his in early life. His father, Gen.
Luke E. Wright, was formerly see
s retary of war. Major Wright was
1:among the best known of the legal
profession in Tennessee. He repre
1sented the Chicago., Rock Island and
1 Pacific and allied lines of railway in
this section. He was widely known
-as a corporation lawyer.
tI E. B. Pierce was born in Missis
sippi 40 years ago. He received his
education in his rnative State and be
~ gan the practice of law in Little Rock,
Ark. For several years he was as
sistant to the general co-unsel for the
Choctaw, Okla., and Gulf railroad.
-which in 1902 was taken over by the
Rock Island'system. Mr. Pierce im
-mediately entered the law depart
ment of the Rock Island systeru, be
ing made commercial counsel ir. 1907.
Two years ago he became general
solicitor. His bomne was in Winnet
t ka, Ill. He is survived by a widow,
one son and a daughter.
SENTENCED \WH~LE ROUND.
Ferrone Was Carried Into Court
-Strapped to Litter.
With hands and feet strapped Jos
eph Ferrone, wife murderer, was car
- ried in a litter to the Court of Gen
eral Session In New York Friday and
sentenced to death by Judge Foster.
2 He will be executed during the week
- beginning February 26.
f The prisoner was brought to the
- Criminal Courts building on a
stretcher by nine guards. His hands
were handcuffed to the stretcher and
his feet were bound with stout linen
bandages. He was carried into the
prison pen, on the messanine floor.
and there lifted frun the stretcher
and taken into court, where he was
placed in a chair in front of the
Then the guards lifted him from
the chair and held him standing un
til sentence hadi been pronounced.
Ferrone killed his wife last October.
He is the same desperate murderer
that tried to kill a juror in court for
having convicted him.
DIE AT HA\'iss OF MOB.
Three Negro Men and One Womani
-Lynched in Georgia.
A mob of 100 men Tuesday night
broke into the Harris, Ga., jail, over
powering Jailer E. M. Rabbitson and
ftook four negroes, thlree men and one
woman, out and hun:g them to trees
1 one mile fromt town They then rid
1 died their bodies with bullets. It
is estimated that 200 shots were
fired. Last Sunday afternoon while
I . man Hladley, a well to do un
married farmer, was sitting in his
ho-use alone a sh.>t v-as fired through
the w.indow and het fell deal. That
afternoon four negro tenants, Belle
H-athway, Joe Mtoore. Eugene Hall
ing and "Dusty" Crutchfield were
arrested charged v ith the murder.
lThen the mob lyneiwd them:
Child Crush~led by Street Car.
In attempatin~g to dodge a rapidly
moving vehicle. Vxrainia. the 5-year
old daughter of lioyd Wi'hers. a
promineat buseiness muan of Charlotte.
was run over by a street car late alon
day atmernoon and insoenfly killed.
The bady was bad'y mtiliated.
riil That Thould Pass.
A strong debate ou the bill to pro
h! !the making ar d sale of cigar
.te nte state and expressions of
sc m :mo'as tarer for the bill
ndoposiion to cigarette smoking
a-d hI onn scssion of the
Uace 'rnma in~ !is Saddle.
The ro~e ha' ofT. C. Bidwell.
MILLIONS ARE FACING STARVA
TION IN C11A.
)7:ngtse Valley Farmers in China
Have Made Only One Crop Since
1906, and No Longer Try.
The exciting news of war and di
plomacy has caused the world to for
get the tecrible aestitution which now
prevails in China. 't is a side issue,
out one which mi; have a vital effect
on the settlement of the revolution.
The flood in July and Augast, last,
of the Yangste, has resulted in fa
mine areas which are now accurate
ly defined. First, there is the great
Hwai valley regiona, measuring about
100 by 300 miles, where the farmers
have had only one good cror since
1906. Not only is there no reserve
to meet present ccnditions but the
eople have lost heart and will not try I
to help themselves.
The second area is about Wuhu,
where the overflw iormer for a time
an inland sea from 80 to 100 miles
long, and varying in width from 35
to 40 miles.
The last district 11 Hunam, where
the floods were locai. One section,
30 miles square and containing at
least 10,000 people, was completely
submerged. An stimate of 200,000
people facing absolute starvation in
dunan alone is cnnsidered conserva
tive, while in the three areas, the
lowest estimate of the destitute is
Destitution such as Is experienced
in China is undreamed of in more
progressive countries. There are al
most no charitable institutions and
many families are left shelterless,
and nearly unclothed, to endure the
rains. Pillage and destruction have
commended in the country where the
revolutionists are unable to keep or
The Central China relief commit
tee. with headquarters in Changhai,
is making an appeal to all countries
for funds to carry on relief work.
Every effort Is being made to avoid
pauperizing the people and much of
the work is planned to tide the farm
ers over until they caught m a crop.
THE DISPENSARY BILL
Senate Refuses to Kill the Orange
The Senate by a vote of 20 to 17
refused to kill the bill permitting
Orangeburg County to vote on the
question of' re-establishing the dis
pensary. On Senator Waller's mc
tion to strike out the enacting words
the vote stood:
Yeas-Ackerman, Bates, Black,
Carlisle, Crosson, Epps, Ginn, Green,
Hardin, Johnstone, Laney. Manning,
J. H. Rainsford, Sullivan, Summers,
Nays-Appelt, Clifton, Croft, Den
nis, Earle, Forrest, Hall. Hough,
Jchnson. Lide, Mars, 'Mauldin, T. J.
Muckenfuss, Spivey, Stewart, Strait,
Stuckey, Walker, Wharton, Young
A discussion et the whole liquor
pnestion was then launched and was
in course of deba'.e when the Senate
MAK~ES DIREF UL PREDICTION.I
'Prophet of the Smokies" Sees
Rev. Thomas Clark, a picturesque
character, who for years has wander
ed in the mountains of eastern Ten
uessee and southwestern Virginia,
styling himself the "Prophe:: of the
Smokies'' declares that he has just
had a vision In which It was revealed
to him by a divino messenger that
during the presant year a volcanic
eruption equal to tnat of Martinique
er Vesuvius, will take place in the
State of PennsylvanIa and that near
ly 900,000 souls will be plunged into
eternity without a moment's warning.
HeT asserts he foreteld the assassina
tion of President McKinley, the fire
at Baltimore and the San Francisco
LIZARD IN HER STOMACH.
X-Ray Reveals P'eculiar Ailment of
Miss Florence Siagle, a music
teacher of Snydertown, Pa., has been
confined to her roomn for a week suf
fering from an unu.sual ailment. The
X-rays revealed the presence of a
large lizard in her stomach. So me
time ago Miss Slagie was visIting rel
atives in that vicinity and drank a
glass of water from t pump or spring.
She felt something slip down her
throat, but paid no attention to the
circumstances until she began to suf
ier peculiar sensations within her
Fear the Black Death.
The extraordina~ry and mysteri'ous
deaths that have occurred in Blerlin
has created the fear in Germany that
the dreaded Black Ireath once so ter
ribly destructive is about to reap
pear, but It is not at all likely that
~heIr fear is justified. There is a
vast difference between sanitary and
medical conditions now and those
hat prevailed nearly 600 years ago,
when the Black Death decimated
whole communities end slew 25,000,
O(00 people in Europe In those days
the habits of people were anything
ut cleanly, and as the Blasi Death,
like most scourges of that character,
was essentially a airt disease It is
not at all likely that it will again
appear after so many centuries.
While the manor t of people today
rc none too eleil yet it is a truth
that our forefather? shunned soap
and water and were immeasurahly
dirtier than their descendants. To-I
day adra!:rced saiation, better per
sonal habits, and better condition of
lie are a pretty sure preventative
ainst all thcse dimeaees that seem
to have their origin In China Cr some
other point in the far east.
Hypocrisy Is .iu3*. as bad, if not
worse, than ingratitude. Those
newspapers in the South which pre-'
rnd to be anylonls for Democratic
success, but which, in reality, are:
doIng all they can on the sly to help
the Republicans. ebould tear the
mask of hypocrisy from their own'
faces before accusinlg Woodrow Wi!
onrten and a Half Miioiun Bales Gia
ned to MiedIe of January
[iIS STAMh'S SHARE
early Four Hundred Thmusand Bales
More Than Was Ginned Up to thc a
Same Times Last Year, But It Will s.
Not Sell for Nar as Iuch Mon-.
The vast 1911 cc.iton crop of the m
Jnited Sttaes had been ginned and 11:
aled to the extent of 14,510,676 tc
)ales on January 16. according to the Q
ensus bureau's report issued Tues- L
lay, showing 193,674 bales were e
inned during the period from Jan- u
iary 1 to 15, inclus-ve.
Ginneries this season have been
orded to greater activity than ever T
)efore by the-normtus crop. A con
iderable quantity remains to be
,inned before the close of the season.
'he exact amount will be made
kaown by the census bureau's final 0
niiLning report March 20, giving fig
ares up to February 28.
The census bureat.'s ninth cotton
ginning report of the seasoa, issued
t 10 a. m. Tuesday, and showing the
number of running bales, counting
round as half bal ts, of cotto'i of the e
growth of 1911, ginLed prior to Tues
day, January 16, Nwith comparative
statistics for last year and other rec
ord years, is as follows:
United States-14,510,676 bales
compared with 11,253,147 bales last
year, when 97.3 per cent of the 1910 t
crop was ginned pricr to January 16;
12,666,203 bales in 1909. when 96.S
per cent of the 1998 erop was ginned,
and 12,767,600 bales in 1905, when
94.9 per eent of the 1904 crop was
GinnIng by States, with compara- t
tive statistics and the percentage of
the tota.1 erop ginned prior to Jan
uary 16 last year and in other record
States. Bales. Per Ct. I
1911.. ..... ... ..1,638,099 ....
1910........ ..1,174,122 98.5
1908.. ........1,316,803 98.9
1904. . . .1,411,334 97.3- t
1911.. .......,.798,153 .... c
1910.. .......,.. 747,326 93.6 1
1908...... .... 931,133 93.5 1
1904..... .......825,919 91.6
19 1. . . . - 88,171 .... C
1910.. ......... 64,778 96.4 I
1908-.... .......68,624 97.2 1
1904.. ........ 81,855 93.5
1911.. .. ... .2,657,632 ....
1910.. .......1,779,902 98.2
1908..... ....1,952,113 98.7
1904.. ., -. .. ..1,898,397 96.7 '
1911.. .. ..- .. .. 357,393 ..
1910.. .. ... ..-.... 242,667 98.3
1908.. .... .....458,762 98.3
1904... .... ......982.598 90.7 1
1911..-.... ... ...1,057,094 . .. .
1910 -... .. ..1,157,457 95.5
1908.. ... ...2...1,551,'92 95.8
1904.. .. ........1,576,533 88.8 C
1911. .......~.996,714 .... t
1910......,.....718,405 95.4 C
1908.. .. .. .. ...661,669 96.S C
1904.. .. ........704,301 94.0 t
Oklahoma. . C
1911..... ...-..916,438 ..
1910.. .... .....905,051 98.4 i
1908.. .. .......612,144 88.8
1904.. ...... .,..761,739 95.6 i
1911.. .. .......1,536,572...
1910.. .. .......1,175,905 97.1 ~
1908.... ....., ..1,192,728 98.1
1904.... ..... .1,144,514 95.9 ~
1911 ... .. ... . . 86,572 . . .. 1
1910.. ............298,615 93.0
1908.. .... ......21,727 96.3
1904.. .... ......297,443 92.9
1911.. .. .......3,964,2:4 .... c
1910.. ...... ..2,.914,166 98.9 1
1908.. .. .......3,528,981 97.3 1
1904.. .. ......3,019,944 98.6 :
1911.. .... .....113,847 . ... (
1910.. ..........74,743 88.2 s
1908.. .. ........69,732 95.3 2
1904.. ...... .....2,023 90.2 e
The last ginning report of the sea- s
son, which will give the e~uantity of c
cotton ginned prior to February 29,
will .be Issued Mvuch 20.
-The preliminary report on the sup
ply and distribution of cotto'i for the i
four months period ending December
31, 1911, will be issued Thursday,
January 25, at 10 a. m.
Barking Dog Saves Lives.
The barking of r. pet dog at the t
home of David Bratton, at Chester,t
Pa., saved the lives of the inmates, 8
comprising seven persons. Br atton
was awakened by the animal's cries
at 5 o'clock Mornday morning, dis
covered that the house was filled with
coal gas, and although greatly over- r
come by'the effects of the gas, witb
diffculty managed tc. rouse his wife
and five children.
Arrested on Suspicion.s
Two negro preachers are under ar- a
rest at Lafayette, La., on silspicion
of having knowledge of the recent
m ders of entire negro fam
ilies in that State totalling 26
victims in 12 months. Rev. King
Harrison of Jennings and Rev. John
Wilkins of Crowley have been taken
in charge but they deny any connec
ion or knowledge of the assailants.
Found Froz-n to D)emi.
Snowed in for days and uniable to,
o&tain food or fuel. three children'
Cd the mother of Mrs. Nancy Ailcn
Fuzzy were found starved and frozena
o death Thursday ia their home near ,
lazard, Ky. Mrs. F'uzzy. uncon- ;
eious and near to death, was found
apon the floor near the bodies of her
ead kin. * -
All Democrats will rejoice that i
3hamp Clark and Joseph W. Folk1 C
ave sensibly agreed to abrogate
heir ree',at muicide pact and to abide
>y the deelelen of the Jo'lin Con
ention as to which shall ha Mis
ori's favorits son at Baltimore. I
How much better it would be if the
~eople intent upon killing oth'ers and I
hen themselves a ould bhat begin j
SLAY F .1R rRO
DOL OF ALL ECUADOR" SHOT,
BEI IADED, 1URNED.
> Indignity Was Too Great to Be
Wreaked by Populace on Man Who
Was But Lately Their'Ideal.
General Pedro h:ontero, who re
ntly was the popular hero of Guay
'uil, Ecuador, was Frida; shot by
e angry populace, dragged Into the
eets, beheaded and burned.
Cei..eral Montero in November last
as proclaimed president by troops
Guayaquil but handed over the
adership in the provisional govern
ent to Gen. Flavio Alfaro. A revo
tionary army went from Guayaquil
meet the governgent troops from
uito, who under command of Gen.
aonidas Plaza, defeated them and
entually forced Guayaquil to capit
General Montero, with other lead
-s, was captured on January 22 and
hursday evening General Montero
as brought before a courimartial
id sentenced to sixteen years im
isonment in a penitentiary.
When General Plaza, who presided
ver the courtmartial, announced
ie sentence, crowds of angry people
ho had surrounded the government
a.lace awaiting the result, shouted
The excitement Increased rapidly
ad some of them rushed into the
>urt room, riddled General Montero
ith bullets, seized his bcdy a.nd
ragged It into the open air.
There they hacked the head off
ie shoulders, gathered fuel with
hicli they started a fire and then
st head and trunk into the flames.
The excitement lasted -throughout
ie night and revolver shooting oc
arred in many parts of the city.
Generals Eloy Afaro and Paez,
,ho were captured at the same time
s General ifontero, were. it was re
orted, sent to Quito at midnight.
'hey will be tried by courtmartial in
,OY KILLED IN BOXNG BOUT.
'oored by Uppercut, Suffers Broken
Neck and Dies.
A blow upon the elbow during a
exing match late Friday resulted in
broken neck and the instant death
f Hough Rouden, a student of the
,urns academy at Gadsden, Ala.
touden and Fister Jenkins, also a
upil of the school, were boxing
then Jenkins slashed in an upper
ut which Rouden caught on the el
ow. The force of the blow stood
im on his head and resulted In the
islocation of his neck in the fall.
number of teachers of the school
-ere present during the contest as
ell as half a hundred students. "An
ceident," was the verdict of those
resent and an inquest was consid
U'NMASK(ED MEN LOOT BANK.
~oldly Rob Branch at Tancouver in
At Vancouver, I,. C., two un
asked, armed men entered the Hill
rest .branch of the Royal Bank of
~aada at Main street and Seven
eenth avenue in b.road daylight Fri
y, drove Manager Steaves and one
I his clerks into the vault, knocked
ie other clerk unconscious with a
low from a revolver and escaped
ith $1,999, all the money that was
a the 'till. The police have a good
escription of the men, but have no
diea of the direction they took in
saping. This is the fourth time In
wo years that a branch of the Royal
ank in Vancouver has been help up.
EVER ASKED WATTERSON%'S AID
fison Denies Edlitor Was Asked to
Help Raisc Funds.
Governor Woodrowv Wilson, on his
eparture for Bost:>.1 on the midnight
xpress Friday night, maile the fol
wing statenment in reference to the
ven out in Washington: "In so far
s I am concerned, the statement that
'ol. Watterson was requestesl ti) as
st in raising mnoney in my behalf is
bsolutely without foundation. Neith
r I nor any one autl.orized to repre
ent me ever made any such request
Gaffney and Her Triplets.
Two sets of triplets were born
be same day in Caffney last week.
r. and 3Mrs. D. F. Parris are rejoic
ig over two girls and one boy,
hile a similar happ~y event occurred
rong the populatiori at the bomne of
ash Deal. Six i~n one day amongst
no fam!iles is a gocd record for any
own, and the fact that '-Gaffney
rows great" can net be disputed.
Sank With All Hefr Crew.
The two-masted schooner Altzen,
apt. Bartlett, with a crew of six
len, is believed to have foundered
-ith all hands somewhere along the
ower California coast, between En
neda and Santo Domingo. Wreck
ge resembling tim'cers of the mis
ng schooner was trund on the coast
ear San Quentin..
Iloiler on Engrine Explodes.
New York Central train No. 49, a
ist passe'nger westbcund, was wreck
near Oneida. N. Y., Friday by the
xploion of the locomuotiveo boiler
-hieh occurred while tlhe train was
nning at full speed. Engineer
ritzky was instantly killed an'd
irean Cane hurt. The passengers
Switch Tender lKilledl.
At Atlanta. Ga., Chester Williams,
switch tender was killed ealy Fri
a morning when an explosion
rckd an cleetric power house in
ie yards of the Western and Atlan
e Railroad. Gasosine store.1 in the
iding became ignited by unkr.own
eans. The buil.ing was demolish
Edward Grosscup, chairman of the
('w Jecrsey State Democratie comn
ittee, ir'sued a datement declaring
it Gov-. Wilson would have a ma
city of the New Jecrsey (elegates
he Democratije rational con Ven
on and practically a solid pledged
The only Bakin.
NO ALUM, NO L
Hew the Be Tlest hnged to Sar
Off Surs tendt Again.t i., in <
BEMALF OF THE PPL pe
Such Action as Tius on the Part of
Judges and Judicial Officers Is i
What Has Caused the Demand for
the Recall of Judges and Other
In his excellent address before the
Bar Association in Columbia on
Thursday night last judge Parker op
posed the recall of Judges, and claim
ed that no such la w was necessary
from the fact that the courts as now
constituted co'uld be relied upon to
protect the interest of the people at
all points. He eulogized the legal
profession and tried to put the re
sponsibility for Whe law's delay on
others besides the judges and -prose
cuting officers 3f -our courts. He
was particularly caustic on Roose
velt, ikho, he said, was trying to un
dermine the courts c.f the country.
The facts do not bear out Judge
Parker's contention that the courts
can be relied upon at all times to
protect the interest of the public
against the greed of the trade com
bustions that have been- organized
in this country to boost prices and
certain trade in viola;tion of law.'
The clamor for the recall of judges is
caused by the judges almost openly
in favor of these unlawful combus
tions in many instances. Take the
action of the difierent judges be-,
fore whom the beef trust has been
prosecuted. What better illustra
tion of the evils of the law's delay
could there be than the bare record
of the government's case against this
It was on May 19, 1902, that the
government filed a petition Icr an in
junction against Lha beef trust. Ten
days later a temporary writ was is
sued by Judge Crosseup, to which on
Sept. 10 the packers demurred that
they were not engaged in interstate
commerce. Feb 18, 1903, Judge
Crosscup overruled the demurrer
and gave the packers until March'
2 to answer.
On March 1, the last day of grace,
the packers announced an appeal to
the sdpreme court of the United
States, but they -lid not take it; so
on May 27 Judge Crosscup made the
indunction permanent, when the
packers finally took - their appeal,
having thus gained three months'
The case slept the rest of that
year, and not until July 25, 1904,
did President Roosevelt order the de
partment of justice to put it on the
supreme court calendar to be tried
in October. It was actually reached
in 1905, when on Jan. 4 briefs were
filed by the government and the
p'ackers; on Jan. l6 the case was ar
gued, and on Jan. 31 the court sus
tained Judge Crossoup, leaving the
way apparently clear for the trial
and punishment of the packers.
*Feb. 21, 1905, a special federafl
grand jury was called in Chicago
to consider evidence agai'ast the
;ackers. cafnrch I I'resident Roose
velt sent to congress Commissioner
Giarfield's report on the beef trust.
March 29 T. J. Conners, Armour's
general superintendent, was indicted
for meddling-with a grand jury wit
ness. April 14 four Schwarzschild
& Sulzberger officials were indicted
for intereference with the service of
in the trust suit.
July 1, 1905, the grand jury in
dicted seventeen individuals and five
corporations, who on Sept. 4 obtain
ed an adjournment: they were "not
ready' to plead." On Oct. 23 they1
caimed immunity on the groundi
that facts used in indicting them had
been obtained from them by the bu
reau of corporat~ions, but on N-ov.
17 Attorney General Moody denied'
this and declared that immunity had
not been promised. Meanwhile, on ,
Sept. 21, four beef trust officials had
pleaded guilty of x.bating and were
fined $25,000 each---a trifle to a
Th'is year 1906 tegan with a beef,
trust victory. Commissioner Gar-1
field of the i-ureau of corporations
admitted on Feb. 22 that he had
worked with the department of jus
tice, and on Marc'a 21 Judge Hum
phrey held that the individuals in
dicted were therefore immune but
that the indictments against the cor
porations stood. Mr. Moody cn April
Sdecided that no appeal could be~
taken. and after the long iacation,
e n Oct. 1Z, the department of jus-j
t'ce dropped the case. Four years
or d a half had gone fcr naught.
In 1907 the case was begun all1
ver again with another federal'
grand jury in Chicago. called Sept.
18. No indictmenta were made that!
time: more than a year later, Dec.
7, 1908, another g.rand jury was
called which again made no indic
ments: Feob. 19, 1909, still another
federal grand jury was called to in
restigate rebating and pric. fixing:
also an cifort was made to proe
"that the meat tr:ust e:Cists, and that
the National Packiug compar:' is its'
IOn Marc-h 2!. 1910, Attorney Gen
eral WVic-kersham nied a notition
:'ainst the beef tenSt charging re
strair.t of trade. and six months
dhictdI Armour, Sviftt Morris and the
(*her pres-nr defen'dants. A civil'
suit was also began to dissolve the'
iseenal appint ai receiver for it.
na olowng ayth packers gave
tail in S:10.000 ear.:
Nov. 1 7 the packers protested
J- u~~eLntis because fifteen years
r Powder made
arlier he had been a special United
tates district attorney concerned in
rosecuting them under the anti
rust act. Dec. 15 the indictments
--re amended. De- 24 the defend
nts claimed the ,.ght to have the
ivil case tried before the criminal
ne; Dec. 27 'Mr. Wickersham oblig
d them by ordering the civil suit;
.ismissed ajtogether so as not to Im
ede the criminal 6uit, but the pack
rs ungratefully protested against
he dismissal and were overruled.
In 1911 Judge Carpenter came
nto the case by 07..rruling, on Jan.
, a motion that the government be
estrained from rroceeding against
he packers iriminally and, on March
2, a demurrer on the -ground that
udge Humphrey's "immunity .bath"
overed all future time. Judge Car
enter refused to ,uash the indict
By April 13, af.er nine years, it
uddenly occurred to the packers
hat the anti-trust Pet did not create
my new crime, and hence, even if
:hey were disobeying it, they were
:ommitting no criminal act. They
:hrew out the suggestion tor what
.t was worth; as again on May 17
when they asked -' have tha Indict
ents quashed on the ground that
here had been no "unreasonable"
estraint of trade, as defined in the
Sandard Oil case decision; and
gain when on June 3- they filed
briefs asking for a rehearing of their
motions to quash the indictments.
However, on July 5 the packers
rmally pleaded not guilty and trIa,1
was fixed for Nov. 20. In all these
ine years the detondants have not
yet even been put on trial. The in
finite resources of <telay involved In
actual trial and in fighting judgment
and sentence if a. verdict of guilty
[s ' returned still remain. These
sources may not even yet be drawn
upon. The packers desire a new
court test of the Sherman act on
the ground of ambiguity and uncon
stitutionality before they are brought
to trial, and for this purpose the
habeas corpus writ was obtained,
and Judge Kohlsaar released them
under $30,000 bonds each..
CHURCH EXPELS RICHESON.
Name of Condemned Preacher Drop
ped by Former Flock.
The Rev. Clarence V. Richeson,
who is under se'itence of death for
the murder of his former sweetheart,
Avis Linnell, was expelled Friday'
night from the Baptist Church. The
action was taken at t'he regular
monthly meeting of the Immanuel
Baptist Church, of Cambridge, Mass.,
of which Richeson was pastor at the
time of his arrest. The motion,
which was carried unanimously, was
put in this form: "Voted that the
right hand of fellowship be with
drawn from Clarence V. T.
Richeson and that his name' be drop
ped from. the church roll of mem
PRIOTEAU STILL CONTESTING.
Would-be Congressman Again Seeks
For the fifth suc'cessive session,
Aaon P. Prioleau is contesting for
the Congressional representation of
the 1st South Carolina district, His
contest for the seat of Representative
Legare will come up before elections
committee No. 2 of the House of Rep
resentatives February 1, next. In
Proleau's four previous contests he
has received $2,003) each time for ex
penses, but it is dcubtful if he will
get the allowance this time. The
Democrats should refuse to let this
negro further bleed the public treas
Guinea Pig Survived Fire.
A little guinea p4, that bad lived
16 days without feed or water has
been taken from its~ cage in the ruins
1 the Equitable building, New York.
The animal, whicii was to have been
used for experimental purposes, was
found by a chemist attached. to the
medical department when he visited
the ruins of his laboratory. It greet
ed ts rescuer with squeals of delight.
Young Woman a Suicide.
Melancholia resulting from 1ll'
health is believed to have been the
cause of the suicidie Friday night of
Mrs. Mary Winrred Lennes, the
yo' g wife of Nels 3. Lennes, an
instructor in the department of
mathematics in C.olumbia University
at New York. She cut her throat,
severing the jugular vein.
Horses Burned to Death.
Fire of unkno-wn origin. whic'h
started in a livery stable close to
t'e railroad depot at Lumberton, N.
C., Friday morning, cremated 12
hcrses and destroyed a block of
frame business buildings, involving a
loss or $20,000.
Chinamen in ln recked Car.
Six Chinamen found in a wrecked
freight car which had co'ntainel a
shipment of empL7 beer kegs near
Mineola. Mexico, ere being held at
Tyler, Texas, for the federal authori
ties. The car was billed from Mex
ico City to St. Louis.
Little Girl's Fatal Fall.
At Spartanburg v hile standing on
plank on a well, Bettie Gossett,
aged 3, daughter of Cook Gossett,
fell to her death. 60 feet below,
;hen the plank brcke. The coro
er's jury returned a verdict that
:he death was accidiental.
Neuro Convicted of Murder.
At New York, Joseph Roberts, a
ezro, was convicte-1 of murder in
he first degre3 Friday afternoon for
:he killing of Issae Vogel, a jewelry
aesan, on December 5. The pris
:-.r hea the verdict with a smile.