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VOL. XXVI MANNS. C,. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY2.112)O 3
fATAL TRAIN WRECK,
ThREE DEAD AND SIXTY-SEVEN
MORE OR LESS HURT
NINE CARS JUMP TRAIK
All But Two Cars of Train Going at
High Speed Thrown From Rails,
Plunging Down E:nbankment to
River's Edge, When Equalizing
Bar Drops From Locomotive.
Three persons were killed and six
ty-seven injured Thurd.iay, when the:
Pennsylvania Limited. No. 2, east-!
bound, jumped the trak at Warrior's
Ridge, a short distance west of Hunt
ington, Pa., and nine of the eleven
cars rolled down an embankment to
the edge of the Juanita River.
The dead are: Harry A. Mass,
New York; Mrs. J. E. Tavenner,
Washington, D. C.; negro maidl
named Hall, New York. One body
is supposed to be under the wreck
The train, consisting of te n pas
senger cars and a postal coach, left
Altoona, thirty miles west of the
scene of the accident, more than an
hour late. At the time of the 1;1,as
tei-. it is stated. the limited v as go
ing at the rate of fifty miles an nour.
As the heavy train, which was draw i
by two locomotives, neared Warrior's
Ridge, the equalizing bar on the;
second locomotive dropped to the
rails. This bar is over the trailer
wheel, and holds up the spring of the
The first car passed over the ob
struction, but nine succeeding cars
jumped the tracks and dropped down
the embankment to the brink of the
As the ponderous steel cars, with
their human freight. dashed down
the bank, the telegraph poles were
snapped off like pipe stems. Two re
lief trains, one from here and an- I
other from Altoona, were rushed to
the scene of the wreck. All of those
killed were in the first dining car.
This is said to be the first time on
record that a train composed of all
swpel cars has been wrecked on the
Pennsylvania. Nothing short of a
miracle could have saved frail wood
en cars from crumbling and going
into the Juanita River. Even the big
steel cars were badly twisted, but
there were no splinters or fire to add
to the horror of the wreck.
Conductor H. R. Patterson, of Har
risburg, who was in charge of the
wrecked train, said there were 102
persons on the train. It is said that
s',me of the cars turned completely
over and that three of them are
practically hanging on the bank of
the river. The water at thIs point Is
between fifteen and twenty feet deep
and had the cars toppled into the riv
er nothing could have saved the occu
COME OUT IN THE OPEN. I
Teddy's Supporters Bitterly Assail
A statement issued Wednesday
night at "The Washington offices of
the Roosevelt national committee'~'in
the interest of Col. Roosevelt, and
signed hy Medill McCormick, declar
ed that President Taft's admninistra
tion had embarked upon a policy of
-'political suicide and murder." Pres
ident Taft's New Tork Speech, in
which he referred to "political neu
rotics," is criticized, as is Secretary I
McVeagh's speech at Lansing, in'
which he declared that Mr. Roose
velt would not and could not be a
candidate for the presidency. Mr.
McCormick, who recently withdrew
from Senator La Follette's campaign.
has opened offices in a down town
Washington office building. The
statement was issued from there.
COTTON PICKiING MACHINES.
They May Be Manufactured in the
City of Spartanburg.
The Journal says a conference was
held Wednesday morning between
members of the new industries comn
mittee of the chamber or commerce
and C. N. Goodwin and F. T. Cooley,
representing the Southern Cotton!
Harvester Copany, which, it is
thought, will result in this compani:
locating in Spar:anburg. A machin'j
like those which the new company
proposes to manufacture was cemon
strated in the chamber of comme:ce
this morning and it will do the work.
it is said. Cotton is extracted rrom~
the bolls by suction. ludluctmnents
are being offered and it would not
be surprising to see this company
make its permanent home inSpr
Negro Froze to Death.
A negro was found Wedniesday in
the suburbs of Charleston with his
head eaten off the carcass by hogs.
The negro is supposed to have been;
frozen to dea:h in the cold spell of
a few diys ago. making the second
death of the kind to be reported by
the coroner's oice- The body of the
negro was not identified.
They Had a (lose Call.
After fifteen hours' imprisonmen:
ithe Fairm:ount coal shaft near
Danville. IIl-. fifty miners were re
leased by men who chopped ice fromi
the shaft. Th.e men were entombed
Friday by the breaking off of the
wheel of the controlingl cage.
Old Fue'd Leader !iined.
Louis Hal.- one of the country's
most no-ed feud leaders. was shot
C'::O.o:nson. Later 31lorgan
H-all, his son- met the samo fate. The
elde Han was SZ years old.
MREN WILL H[T PLAIP
SAID TO BE SLATED TO SUCCEED!
COL. E. J. WATSON.
Governor Blease's "Factory Inspect
or" is Expected to be Appointed
Coninissioner of Agriculture.
The Columbia correspondent of
the Greenwood Journal says "Col.
Leon M. Green. friend of the gover
nor of South Carolina, who did some
"inspecting" for the governor at the
expense of the State. is expected to
be appointed commissioner of agri
culture, commerce and industries, to
succeed Col. E. J. Watson.
"The appointment will be made
unless the General Assembly takes
the appointive power out of the
hands of the governor. It is general
1% rumored in Columbia that Colonel
Green is the campaign manager for
C. L. Blease.
"There is-more patronage attach
ed to the department of agriculture
than any other department of the
state government. About $50,000 is
dispensed under the direction of :he
department. This amount includes
:he revenue received from the sale
of the feed stuffs stamps.
Should Col. L. M. Green be ap
pointed as commissioner, it would be
possible for him to name forty-four
feedstuffs inspectors next summer.
hese inspectors would be located in
every county in the state. It would
be possible for the same Col. Green
to instruct these inspectors to go
from house to house, from store to
store, and work for Candidate Blease.
"These questions are being consid
ered very seriously by the General!
Assembly, and it is expected that
some action will be taken to hedge
off the big political move that the
overnor is certain to take.
"A. D. Hudson is also a contender
or the job. He, however, has not
rendered such valuable service to the
overnor as Colonel Green and there
fore will have to play second fiddle
n the game."
COLD WEATHER IN NEW YORK.
Bursting Pipes Causes Death of Peo
pie and Horses.
At New York seven persons were
>verime by gas and seventeen horses
were drowned Sunday, as the result
>f the bursting of gas and water
mains in an'upper west side street.
he below zero temperature is be
ieved to have been responsible for
he trouble. Water from the broken
nain flooded the basement of a sta
>e so quickly that horses valued at
6,000 could not re rescued. The
as main broke simultaneously.
partment houses within a radius of
t block ware evacuated. The police
nd others rescued seven persons ov
rome in their rooms from escaping
as. The water and gas supply ofa
~onsiderable section of the city had
c be cut off for several hours while
:he double leaks were being repaired.
&.11 fires in stoves and furnaces were
rdered extinguished meanwhile for
ear of explosions.
ILL HONOR HER GREAT SON.
Ionument to be Erected at Columbia.
to Dr. J. Marion Sims.
The general assembly has passed
.bill providing for the erection of a
itatute on the State House groundst
f Dr. J. Marion Sims. one of the
ost famous gynecologists and sur
eons the world has produced. Thet
ill from the senate, passed without
pposition in the house Wednesday I
~ight, provides for-the appropriation
f $5,000 for the statue by the State It
when an equal amount has been
raised by the South Carolina Medical
Mr. McDow, Mr. Hines and Mr. Dick
eulogized the late Dr. Sims in the
ihest terms. They declared that
e had been an 'honor to his birth
lace, Lancaster county, to his State!
nd to the United States.
THEY ARE SHdORT OF FOOD.
ironers on Tanigier Island Wan!
Something to Eat.
The people on Tangier Island.
Chesapeake bay, are in distress fro.
ishortage of pro-:isions accordin.
o wireless advices to the revenue
utter service at Washington W\e:
~esay. The cutter Apache expect
o go to their assistance with suw
.!e tomorrowv. Early today the
uter released four oyster schoon
rs, a gas supply vessel and a ma:
hoat imprisoned in the ice betweet
yangrien soun d and Crisfild. Me.
En''ineer .calde' to Deazth.
W'illium WXelety. a Battie Creck.
Mich., engineer. was scalded to death
in the cab of his loron:otive on th
Grand Trunk ratiroad \bond y. whileI
taking a passenger train out of Ch>
eago at a speed of 35miles an hour
A valve blew out and Weletv wasI
'nlopel in the senidinz ste-nm hB
fcore he co'ubi jur" f rom his cab sea.
Jloel Meteekin~ was borned t
death at eight o'eior-k Tuesday nliuh
when his recsidene. rear St ro:hcr.
*:as restreyed by: fire. lie is su
posed to have :een overeomne by the
sr o e an ound hm sr~If uab o
leave the dwl'lin'g. lHe was eigthy
years of age and a well-know n citi
'ot' er |-m --
Forty ears n Coin rting
A SERIOUS ClARE
LETTER WAS CHANGED IN OVEI
NOR BLEASE'S OffICE.
SAYS FINANUAL AfEN
L. P. Matthews in a Letter to Go'
ernor Blease-Letter as Change
From Original Bolster Up Blease
Claim for Credit for Getting Stal
Loan-The Letters Given.
Correspondence relative to the f,
2ious State loan dispute was give
)ut Tuesday night. State TreasurE
R. H. Jennings asks Mr. J. P. Mai
.hews, cashier, three questions
First. "Was it necessary for th
overnor to go to New York to effeC
:he loan?" Second. "Was it it
:ended to lend the money at a lowe
ate than was offered in the bid?
hird. "What was the agreemer
is to interest?"
Replying, Cashier Matthews said
.1 will say that it was not necessar
or the Governor or any other office
o go to New York" for the mone
>ffered at 3 per cent, under the bi
)f April 17. It was the custom of
state oficial to go to New York "fo
he protection that such officer coul
:ive to the StateA' Second. "It wa
lot intended to get or offer cheape
noney than was bid for." Third
'There was no agreement as to intei
st." Here is the whole correspond
The following message was sen
o the general assembly on Februar
by the governor of South Carolina
'To the Honorable, the Members o
the General Assembly of the Stat
of South Carolina:
"Gentlemen: In my general mes
.e to the general assembly fo
12. under the head of 'Finance.
made certain statements: and
erewith transmit to you statement
rom Mr. J. Pope Matthews, cashie
f the Palmetto National bank of Co
umbia. and the Hon. George liei
immerman. solicitor of the Elevent1
udicial circuit, in reply to a state
nent recently filed with you by th
"The statements of Mlessrs. Mat
hews an1 Timmerman clearly shot
hat the arrangements for borrowim
he mrcney. and the signing of th,
totes by myself. had not been com
leted until after we reached Nev
"I have stated my part of thi
ransaction just as it happened: and
ha:ever differences may have takei
lace between Mr. Matthews. a
.gent of the State, and the Stat
reasurer as to the amounts drawini
nterest, is of no concern of mine
.d if the amounts did not drav
nterest as was agreed with me the:
hould do. Mr. Matthews' lette
learly shows the reason. I coull
ly make the agreement thati
hould draw interest: it was the dut:
f the State treasurer to see that the
greement was complied with.
"Cole L. Blease,
The following letter was addresset
y R. H. Jennings, the State treas
rer, to J. Pope Matthews, the finan
al agent of the State:
"The statements in your 'letter o
he 7th instant to Gov. Blease art
tot in accord with the statement
aade in your letter of the 6th to me
"In order that the mnatter in con
roversy may be perfectly clear, I re
pectfully submit the following Ques
ions for your answer:
"Was it necessary for -the gover
tor, or other State ouicer, to go wit1
ou to New York to enable you ti
urnish the money borrowed at 3 pe
-et., which you had contracted t.
!o, as evidenced by your bid of Apri
7. and as shown .by your receipt o
"In retiuesting that a State office
hould accompany you to New York
vas it. or not, your purpose to fur
ish the money nee'!ed at a lowe
ate, if possible, than you bad of
're in your bid?
"Wat was the agreement betwee:
ourslf and Gov. IBlease, as so tb
forrwed( money on deposit in you
'ak drawing initerest'?
"Very t ruly yours,
"it. IL. lennings,
I ecord set Straight.
The fol'ov~ina letter was ont t
H. .nin2s. the State treasurei
. * o ia:thews, financial agen
"Your i r of the 12th in refei
-e to the S:-tc loan just rce.'iVe(
nd I regre: to say that there wer
rr'ors in mny letter of the 7th to Go'
"Tese erriors~ were caused by tht
e-tngof the letter after I ha
I id not reaul :he. ser'ond copy bh
rs-.nina, as ex''lanel in a l''ttE
e ::-overnor, a copy of which
oto your iirst question.
vily~ tait it was not niecessary ft
nto i'urnish the mooney hor'rowc
t : pr cen:.. as we courr'aete'd
e. as evidenced~ by may ibid of Apr
7.an asshwn by the receipt(
e sto'm intepst for sor
car o :h tatef of South Car<
na o a :oNe" York wi~lh me c
co :m ' size'of the transa
not, your purpose to furnish the
money needed at a lower rate if pos
sible than you had offered in your
bid? I will say that it was my in
tention to give the State the very
best rate that I could possibly secure
for then. and it was my intention to
lower the rate if possible. My pur
pose in requesting a State officer to
accompany me to New York was to
safeguard the interests of both par
ties, and to have present, when the
contract was finally completed, an
officer of the State as a witness to
the transaction in case any question
should arise in the future, and also
a that he might furnish any informa
tion in regard to the State's affairs if
"In reply to your third question,
e which is as follows: 'What was the
agreement between yourself and
Gov. Blease as to the borrowed mon
ey on deposit in your bank drawing
a interest?' I beg to state that there
r was no agreement.
"Yours very truly,
(Signed) "J. P. Matthews,
t Composes the Letters.
The following letter was addressed
or February 9 to Gov. Blease by J.
Pope Matthews, financial agent of
"At your request I called on you
in your office day before yesterday,
r and dictated to your stenographer a
statement relating to the loan made
he State last summer through the
Palmetto National Bank. This state
ment as first written out by your
stenographer and submitted to me
read as follows:
r " 'Colurnba. S. C., Feb. 7th, '12.
"'Hon. Cole L. Blease, Governor of
South Carolina, Columbia, S. C.
"'My Dear Sir: Complying with
your written request, in reference to
the loan made through me to the
State of South Carolina, I beg to say
that we ubmitted a proposition to
the financial board just as we have
done in the past. I invited, in my
bid, a representative of the State to
go to New York with me to finally
conclude the matter, his expenses to
be paid by the State of South Caro
r ina. The representative to repre
%ent the State of South Carolina was
dele-aated to the governor by the
Scommission. I had, of course. no
ticed considerable comment in the
- papers in reference to the ability of
the State to borrow money if you
1 were elected. and I thought it noth
ing but proper that the owner of
$500.000 worth of paper of South
Carolina should have occasion to dis
- cuss with the governor the affairs
of the State, in order that they
might, for themselves. get some idea
of who they were doing business
"'The paper was accepted readily 1
and there was not the slightest hesi
tatation in the acceptance of the
"'In reference to your other ques
tion, in regard to 20 per cent. being
left on deposit with this blank, I beg
I to say that there was no request
"'"It would have been our pleas
ure to have paid igterest on the
State's balance, as agreed with you,
if the treasurer had been in the po
sition to have left any stated amount
with us for any definite time. It has
been the custom in the past for the
State to have to pay quite a sum of
money for pensions some time dur
ing the first of the year, and as a
rule something like $250,000 to
$275,000 are paid out for such pur
pose. Shortly after that the interest
on the State debt is obliged to be.
-met, and this, with the pensions.
-practically takes up all of the $500,
000. If any unexpended balances
Ewere left in the bank we would have
Sgladly paid interest thereon; and if
Swe had had any definite understand
lag as to the amount and time, as
-stated to you, we would have gladly
-paid interest thereon. We have reg
- ular interest-bearing accounts with
the State for which we pay 4 per
S"'It has been customary with the
>banks throughout the country to re
ruire 20 per cent, of the money bor
>rowed to be left on deposit without
interest. This. I .believe, was coy
f ered in your message, along with
other matters, which are the true
r facts in the case.
."I believe the above covered all
- of your written requests.
r "'Yours very truly,
"Csie J. Pope Matthews,
" CsirPalmetto National Bank
1 of Columbia, S. C.
r Letter Was Rewritten.
"Yesterday when the letter was
'resented to me to be signed, my at
ention was called to the fact that
'here had been some repetition in
the wording of the original draft and
to, the fact that the letter had heen
. " was very busy at the time, and
Sin being assured that the letter was
rn all respects substantially the
- nme, I signed the letter without
. --oparing it with the original dIraft
e ",cept for the first paragraph. I now
. indl that in copying the letter *cer
tain changes had been made which
e kes the( sense ditferent from what
i ! initendedl andI somewhat misleading.
"I did not get an opportunity to
- ook over the copy of the letter
- ned till late yesterdiy afternoon.
I s I was not only very busy at the
'nk. but hai to be out of my offies
I or two hours in the afternoon. I
r e'aed later, however, that yo had
o rady sent in your message to the
d "Th. following is a copy of the
o 'etter s'"ned by me:
[1 -'Celumbia. S. C.. Feb. 7th. '1 2.
f' 'ion. Cole L. Blease. Governor -of
nl Sou't Cacrolina. Columbia. S. C.
't"i.'l Dear Sir: Comuplyinz with
- our requet~s:. in reference to the loan
n mad ':rotuh me. to the Statro
ouh Carolina. I beg to say tha
h we submi i'ted a proposit ion to the
nania board. just as we have done
e~. past. I invited, in my bid. a
ecentative of th~e State to got
- e York with me to finally cn
BLEASE'S STENOGRAPHER ON
CHANGES IN LETTER.
Says Cashier Matthews Was Shown
and He Read the Letter as Used
by the Governor.
Mr. W. F. Blackburn. stenogra
pher to Governor Blease. hande- to
reporter copies of a letter which he
had addressed to Mr. J. 20. Matthlews,
Mr. J. P. Matthews, Cashier, Palmet
to National Bank, Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: My attention has been
called to a letter from you bearing
date February 9, in which you state:
"Yesterday when the letter was
presented to me to be signed my at
rention was called to the fact that
there had been some repetition in the
wording of the original draft and to
the fact that the letter had been re
"I was very busy at the time, and
an being assured that the letter was
n all respects substantially tne same,
[ signed the letter without comparing
t with the original draft except for
he first paragraph. I now find that
n copying the letter certain changes
ad been made which makes the
ense different from what I intended,
ind somewhat misleading."
And in which you further state:
"In reading the letters over you
,ill notice that other mistakes have
>een made. In other words, in at
:empting to revise the wording of the
etter it has been very much confus
d and the meaning completely
In reply thereto I beg leave to
tate that your letter of February 7
s just as you dictated it in the gov
rnor's omce to me, with the excep
ions which were called to your at
ention. when I presented to you let
er No. 2. Letter no 2. as I desig
iate it here to identify it, was writ
en out by me: carried to the Pal
netto National bank and handed you
y me at your desk: I showed you
cth letters, the one you signed in
he governor's office, No. 1, and let
er No. 2, pointing out the changes I
vhich had been made and compared
he first paragraph with you. Ydu
:ontinued reading letter No. 2, and
tfter you finished reading the entire
etter, you signed it and tore up your
-opy of letter No. 1 and threw It in
he waste basket under your desk;
anded the original letter, No. 2,
)ack to me and asked me for a copy
hereof, which I gave you. I then
eft the bank.
An examination of the original let
er will show two pencil marks made
in the margin thereof, indicating the
>laces where the changes were made.
k further examination of the original
etter, No. 2, will show that you init
aled page one on the margin, sign
ng, "J. P. M.," clearly showing that
-ou did read the letter and in order
o protect yourself from any chances,
is a business man, you initialed the
irst page. and on the bottom of the
etter (the second page) signed "J.
>. Matthews, Cashier, Palmetto Na
ional Bank of Columbia, S. C."
Your statement that the letter was
wisted by me is absolutely mislead
ng and really amusing. The idea of
man, the cashier of a bank with a
apital stock of $250,000, a surplus
nd profit of $100.000 and deposits
if $2,5 00,000 (approximately) sign
rg a paper involving a $500,000
ransaction without reading it over,
rd without knowing what he was
igning, simply doing so at the re
utest of an humble stenographer,
orking for a small salary, is absurd.
f this be true, Mr. Matthews, it is
ime for your board of directors and
he depositors of your bank to begin
o investigate what other papers or
ransactions might have taken place
vith your signature, without consid
~ration or without reading. To be
rank. Mr. Matthews, I have no ob
ection to you playing "twittle dum
nd tn'ittle dee" with the governor
nd the State treasurer, trying to
told the friendship and influence of
oth for your bank, making one
tatenment when you are in the pres
me of one and another when you
tre in the presence of the other;
either do I object to your playing
vith the State treasurer that little
rame of "tickle me, Robert, tickle
ne do: you tickle me. Robert, and
'I tickle you,'' in order to hold the
eposits of the State for your bank
ig institution; but I do seriously
>bject, my friend, Mr. Matthews. to
'out endecavoring to make me appear
hat I twisted your letter or that I
made a false statement to you in or
icr to get you to sign a letter when
ris not true: but, in order to save
ourself in a transaCtion, which from
-our two letters, one is forced to
ugre that you have been playing
ouble. No. Mr. Matthews. you read
1: e 1h :t'er over p"ry c.a: etit1y, you
nitialed it, in order to show you
ation, as all good business men do.
:d now, Mr. Matthews, don't play
'he baby act and try to throw the
blame off on a poor humble stenog
apher who has to work hard for his
little salary and who has nothing to
'nake his living out of except his
,rain and his good name for faithfu;
-ess 'n'! honesty, while you are en
rnehe'd with your miany thousands
,f dollars in a handsome paying pos
ition, wealthy, influential ani inde
I assure you that you have done
r' a grave in-ustice arid I am satis
ted that when you take the second
tought your manliness will prompt
:or to apoiozize for the insinuations
which you have made in endeavoring
o make th' world believe that you.r
e-ter'.was ''twisted t'i bolster cla it:
o credit," and that you were not so
'relss or so reckless as to sign a
aer of this magnitude rind impor
ace win;hout havinmz readi it very
earef!y. Don't plead guilty, Mr.
att.hews, to such folly: it looks badl
r such a g:'eat fin:mncier.
Yours 'ery truly,
(Sinedi W. T. Backbun.n
KILLED OV, IjOEBEL!
DYING DECLARATION Of A MAN;
SLAIN IN ARKANSAS
NO DETAILS ARE 6IVEN
Victim of Saloon Tragedy, Former
Breathitt County Feudist, Accord
ing to His Statement, With Last
Breath Declares He Took Life of
Eenitucky Governor, in Cold Blood.
That he murdered Governor Wil
Ii-an Goebel, of Kentucky, in cold
blood, a, Frankfort, in January,
1900, was the dying declaration of
James Gilbert, self-confessed gun
r.an and ex-feudist of Breathitt
County, Kentucky, who was fatally
wounded in a pistol fight with a bar
tender at Helena, Ark., Thursday
No proof other than the man's last
words were offered, nor did he re
late any details of the killing. The
victim of periodical irregular habits
of life, Gilbert came here about three
years ago, and soon became known
as a dangerous man, although under
ordinary circumstances he was peace
One affray in which he figured re
sulted in his opponent's death some
time ago, but Gilbert alleged self-de
fence. and he was set at liberty.
While under detention in connection
with this affair, Gilbert's demeanor
attracted the marked attention of the
sheriff and his deputies, with the re
sult that he later accepted an ap
pointment as deputy sheriff. For
months he was the terror of certain
desperadoes, maki,ng periodical ex
cursions into the community and per
forming deeds more famed for their
daring than for their valor.
It was early this week that Gil
bert's return to irregular habits is
said first to have been noticed. On
Wednesday night he engaged in a re
volver battle with a stranger, but
neither was injured, and a truce was
established because of each man's
having exhausted his ammunition.
The affair was hushed up, in the hope
that Gilbert would return to.hls reg
ular employment on the sheriff's dep
The end came in a down-town sa
loon, when, for what was undoubted
ly a fancied insult, he whipped out
his pistol, with the announcement
that the bartender tas doomed. The
bartender was the quicker of the two
and shot first. Gilbert sank to the
floor, mortally wounded.
Realizing that the end had come,
Gilbert smiled faintly and after mak
ing an attempt to joke about dying
in his boots, declared that he fired
the shot that caused the death of
Governor Goebel. Whether he would
have given details of his alleged kill
ng of Goebel can never be known,
for Gilbert died within a few minutes
fter making the statement, which
e repeated over and over again with
he assertion that he "could neverI
get over it."
RGES NOMINATION OF CLARK.
issouri Congressman Issues State
ment to This End.
The Missouri congressional delega
tion issued a statement today setting
orth Speaker Clark's public record
nd urging him as a candidate for
the democratic presidential nomina
tion. The statement declares Mis
ouri's united democracy is behind
the speaker. The statement recited
ow, as a leader of a hopeless mi
ority, Clark brought ab'ut demo
cratic unity, how "his commanding
enius" gained support of the repub
ican insurgents and how to his
fight, w~hich with other democrats
e carried before country we must in
part ascribe the democratic victory
SEVEN KILLED. SCORE INJURED.
Fast Train Leaves Track, Coaches
Seven persons are known to be
dead and a score injured as the re
sult of the wreck of the Great North
ern Limited at Doyon. sixteen miles
east of Devil's Lake, N. D., Tuesaay
ight. Every one of the ten coaches
that made up the train left the
rack and went down a steep em
bankment, turning over twice. A
special relief train, carrying every
physician and undertaker available.
hurried from Devil's Lake to the
scene of the wreck.
Fifteen Forced to Resign.
Fifteen midshipmen of the fourth
class of the Naval Academy failed In
the semi-annual examinations and
were forced to resign. The navy de
partment formally accepted the res
ignations and the delinquents left
the institution. Sidney W. Kirkland
and Donald B. Fitch, of Louisiana,
and Clarence E. Deschamps, of South
Carolina, are ircluded in those who
Train Held Thirty Hours.
The train carrying Tyrone Powers
and his theatrical company and 4
otr rassengers. which was stalled
inthe snow on the New Y'orkc Cen
tral r:hiroad ten nmiles east of Os
w'eZo. was r~eese.d at noon Monday
aft er ha'.ing heen he!! >6 hours. Twc
.ig roanry snov: p~ows had to tunnel
hrotgh hu ge drifts to effect the res
Uiennial Sessions Kille<L
T'y. a vote of 57 to 45 the house
kilid Monday night the judiciary
committee's joint resolution provid
ing for an amendment to the con
sitution providiing for biennial ses
THREE BRAVE BANIfS
STEAL A SMALL FORTUNE AND
ESCAPE IN AUTO.
Robbers in New York Effect Daring'
Clean-up, Getting $25,000 in
Twenty-five thousand dollars in
currency was stolen. from a taxicab
in the heart of the New York down
town business district Thursday
morning by three progressive high
waymen, who sprang into the ve
hicle and overpowered W. F. Smith
and Frank Wardell, messengers of
the East River National .bank, 6S0
Both messengers werie badly in
jured and the robbers escaped with
the money-$15,000 in $5 bills and
$10,000 in $100 bills. The currency
was being transported from the
Produce Exchange Bank, in the low
er part of the city.
The taxicab had proceeded up
Broadway without mishap when, for
some unexplained reason, the chauf
feur turned west on Rector street
into Church street, skirting the side
and rear of Trinity churchyard.
About midway of the old cemetery
three men sprang from the church.
One jumped on the chauffeur's seat,
the two others got into the vehicle.
The man on the seat pressed a re
volver, in his overcoat pocket,
against the side of the chauffeur,
Gina Martino, and commanded him
to drive swiftly on without making
Inside the vehicle the two robbers
were belaboring the bank messengers
over the head. Smith, one of the
messengers, is 61 years old, and he
was bleeding and almost unconscious
when the raxicab reacher Park place,
a few blocks north. Wardell was
badly beaten about the head, but not'
At Park place, the highwaymen
jumped from the taxicab, bearing a
tin box, which they had wrested from
the messengers and which contained
the currency. In a flash they had
sprung into a big black automobile,
which seemed to be awaiting their
:oming, and were quickly lost in the
maze of traffic.
LABOR ENDORSE WILSON.
ew Jersey State Federation Approv
ed His Course.
Officers and members of the execu
ive board of the New Jersey State
Federation of Labor, called upon
jovernor Woodrow Wilson Wednes-i
ay at Trenton and discnssed pend
Eng legislation in which labor or
,anizations were interested. Later
:he federation representatives adopt
?d a resolution endorsing the govern
r's attitude with respect to organiz
d workers. The preamble sets out
the "Information has reached the
'orkers of New Jersey that efforts
tre being made to place his excel
ency, Gov. Wilson, in a false posi
:ion as to his attitude toward organ
zed labor." Sixteen laws passed in
911 and signed by Gov. Wilson, are
:hen cited as being of vital interest
CAMP'AIGN MANAGER NAMED.
1', William Thurmond to Have
Charge of Headquarters.
J. William Thurmond of Edgefield
ias been selected by 'Ira B. Jones as
manager of his campaign in the race
or the governorship. Mr. Thurmond
s well acquainted throughout South
larolina and has many friends. He
s a well known attorney. He served
n the house of representatives with
Mr. Jones. He afterwards served for
several terms as solicitor of the Fifth
ircuit. Mr. Jones has opened cam
aign headquarters in the Berkeley
guilding on Washington street, and
1as gone to work in earnest for the
fiice of governor. He resigned as
hief justice of the supreme court on
anuary 9. During the next several
nonths Mr. Jones will visit several
ortions of the State.
LEFT HI BY A FRIEND.
anderson Druggist Inherits One
Blair Clayton, an Anderson drug
gist, Monday received notice from
Coldwater, Mich., of a bequest of one
housand dollars, left him by an old
travelling salesman, James Walker,
who died in Michigan a 'day or so
go. Mr. Walker, in years past, came.
: Anderson frequently, selling crock
nry ware, and on these trips he took
a fancy to Mr. Clayton, which is re
ponsible for the bequest. The no
:ice of the bequest stated that Mir.
Crayton received the same amount of.
money as did the several brothers of
the deceased man.
They Break Up in a Row.
After the police had been called
:on to quell disorders at the First
istrict Repubilicnn convention at Sa
vannah. the delegate's split into.two!
mctions and two sets of delegates to
'he national convention were electedi
The majority did not instruct dele
'rates and only endorsed "the~ Repubi
jean administration."' The o2me
~action endorsed the work of Pr'esi
Woodrow Wilson in Kentucky.
At Frankfort, Ky., Woodrow Wil
son evene his iew's of Democra
e to the Kentucky Legislature latej
rday afternoon, giving what heI
rermed "a straight Democratic talk."
e gave his definition of "insur
ecy," said representative rule was
a "systean of trusteeship," and gave
~is ideas of the remedy for alleged
ARREST OF LEADERS
MANY LABOR UNIONIMEN ARREST.
ED BY IGOVERNMENT
IN DIFFERENT SECTIONS
Almost the Whole Iron Workers
Staff, Including the President, Vice
President, Secretary, Treasurer,
and Many Members of the Execu
tive Committee are Non Prisoners.
A dispatch from Indianapolis, Ind.,
says the United States Government
Wednesday arrested almost all of the
fifty-four men indicted there in the
dynamite conspiracy cases. It took
into custody within a few hours prac
tically the entire official staff of the
International Association of Bridge
and Structural Iron workers, includ
ing the chief officers, members of the
executive board and about twenty
business agents and former business
These included Frank M. Ryan,
president; John T. Butler of Bnffalo,
N. Y., first vice president, and Her
bert S. Hockin, second vice president
and successor to J. J. McNamara.as
secretary-treasurer. Each of these
men was req ired to give $10,000
bond for his appearance for arraign
ment here with all the other defend
ants on March 12.
More than forty of the men, chief
ly labor union officials, who are
charged with conspiring to destroy
by dynamite or nitroglycerine the*
property of employers of non-union
labor, were under arrest by Wednes
day night, and It was declared the
apprehension of all the others would
ollOQw within forty-eight hours.
By its action the government re
vealed the identity of the men whom
it charges with being the accomplices'
of the McNamaras and Ortle McMan
igal in the dynamite plots. embrao
ing almost one hundred. explosions
which, begun in Massachusetts, In
1905, occurred in various places over
the country for six years and 'which-=
resulted in the wrecking of th-e Los
Angeles Times building and an at
tempt to blow up President Taft's
special train at Santa Barbara, Cal.,.
Hiram Cline, national organizer
for the International Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners, was ar
rested at his home at Muncle. Cline
i:s the third agent of a union other
than the iron workers to be involved
in the conspiracy. The others are
Clarence E. Dowd of Rochester, N.
Y., formerly an agent for the inter
national Machinists' union, and Spur
eon P. Meadows of Indianapolis, an
agent of the Carpenters' union.
All, it is alleged, were concerned
in dynamiting depredations against
contractors who employed nonunion
:arpenters and machinists as well as
ron workers. Meadows, Ernest W.*
. Basey, former business agent of
he local Iron Workers' union, and
red Sherman, Basey's successor, are
aleged to have been concerned in
four explosions which occurred at
idnight of October 25, 1909, in In
They caused a loss of $15,000 to
Albert Von Speckelsen, a contractor
vho had been dmploying nonunion
en of all the building crafts. A
ranch telephone exchange and a
randh public library, under con
strtion by 'Von Speckelsen, were
amaged and his planing mill and
he garage destroyed. The explos
ons in four parts of the city were mo
eecuted that they occurred simuli
aneously. Among those arrested
Rochester, N. Y.--Clarence E.
owd, Machinists' union.
Syracuse, N. Y.-E. E. Phillips,
ron Workers' union; John Carroll,
ron Workers' union.
Chicago-Richard H. Houlihan,
n. Schoupe, Iron Workers' union;
ames Cooney, Iron Workers' union;
ames Coughlin, Iron Workers' un
New York-Frank C. Webb, Iron
Workers' union; Patrick Farrell,
Indianapolis-Frank Ryan, Iron
Workers' president; Herbert 0.
Focking, second vice president; John
. Butler, first vice president Iron
Workers' union; Fred Sherman, Iron
Workers' union (three latter when
Ryan was arrested); Spurgeofi Mead
>ws. Carpenters' union.
Cincinnati-Edward Clark, Iron
orkers' union; Ernest G. W. Basey,
ron Workers' union.
Detroit-Charles W. Wachmeis
ein, Iron Workers' union; Frank J.
urphy, Iron Workers' union.
St. Louis-John Barry, Iron
orkers' union; Paul Merrin, McNa
Kansas City--W. Bert Brown, Iron
Workers' union; WV. J. .\cCain, Iron
MIilwaukee-W. E. Reddin, Her
:an G. Seiffert, Iron Workers' union.
Denver-Henry WV. Legleitner,
ron WVorkers' union (formerly of
Cleveland--Peter J. Smith. Iron
\\ors- un~aa; Ceorge Anderson,
ron W\orkers- union.
Secranoni-M. J. Hlannon, Iron
fion WVorfers' union.
Daen>ort, Iowa-Daniel Buckley,
ronCV woruers' union.
rigl d Ill.--M. L. P'ennell, A.
Whiskey Explodes in Pocket.
A near-serious explosion occurred
in Spencer Tuesday right and a well
known young mr'n had a narrow es
cape from being burned to death, a
bottle of whiskey exploded in his
poket, while seated near an open
rie. cansing his clothing to ignite.
All was serene until the whiskey be
c~n~ hate by the fire.