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VOL. XXVI __ MANNING, S. C., WED-NESDAY. AC,7 92X.8
MANY DlEAD [1N LA-iINE
W. D. ROPER, Of SOUTH CAU2iNA
MANY STRiKN DE
One Hundred and Five Lives Snuffed
Out by Terrific Explosion ia Okla
homa Coal Mine. Only Eleven, so
Far as Known, Escaping u. Those
in the Mine.
One hundred and five lives is ac
cepted as an approximately c3rrect
estimate of the human toll taken
Wednesday morning, when :. a No.
2, of the San Bois Coal Comu'* -ny at
McCurtain, Okla., was wreckedi by an
explosion. Of the 116 men :.f the
day shift, only eleven are kn;.-.-n to
be alive, while the others a.e en
tombed behind the debris.
In the opinion of Government ex
perts and mine officials, they are
dead. and a special train which
brought physicians and nurses from
Fort Smith, Ark., returned Wednes
day night. Five physicians remained,
with the faint hope that some of the
imprisoned men might be found alive.
Among those unaccounted for are
a surveying party, headed by W. D.
Roper, of Clio, S. C., forty-:hree
Americans were employed in the
mine. The explosion occurred short
ly after 9 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing. Those on the surface heard a
faint rumble and an earth tremor.
When those nearest to the mouth of
the mines reached the opening a
cloud of dust and smoke belched
forth. Then came tense moments of
waiting for those in the mine to
Frank Fields. a miner, was the
first to stagger out. le was walk
ing in an entry and heard the ex
plosion, he said. He jumped into a
side room and the explosion passed
and he made his way to the mine
opening. Nine other miners escaped
through a manway.
A systematic search of the wrecked
mine began early Wednesday night
under the direction of Government
experts and up to 9 o'clock five bod
ies had been recovered and 35 others
located. At that hour the rescuers
had reached the eleventh level, but
here their progress was retarded by
a mass of coal, earth and twisted
The explosion occurred shortly af
ter 9 o'clock Wednesday morning.
and, according to an official state
ment of owners of the property.
about one hundred men were em
ployed in the mine. Whether gas or
coal dust caused the explosion has
not been determined,
Eight of the men who escaped alive
were at work in the mule stables and
made their way to the surface
through the passage use:d for the
cars. The first party of volunteers
to enter the mine at noon found
five others badly injured in a wrecked
entry. Mayor Bourland, of Fort
Smith, has issued an appeal for aid
for the families of the victims.
Heartrending scenes were enacted
at the mine opening, where hundreds
of women and children had gath
ered. Throughout the afternoon.
while rescue work was halted await
ing the arrival of mine experts from
the Government station at McAlester,
Okla., they remained about the open
Practically every home in the camp
has one or more members buried in
the mine. The systematic work of
penetrating the mine began early
Wednesday night. and the first of the
half hundred rescuers, who are work
ing in relays, brought four bodies
out of the mine. The bearers of the
bodies passed between rows of grief
stricken relatives who clamored for
a view or the dead.
The bodies were blackened and
borned and practically unrecogniz
able. Confusion was so g-eat that it
was impossible to determine definite
ly their identity. At eight o'clock
it was reported that the rescuing
party had found sixteen more bodies
which would be brought out by mid
night. This would be the last trip of
the rescuing party into the mine
Superintendent Brown stated that
the force and extent of the explosion
was such that only by the remotest
possibility could any of the entombed
be alive. The mine machinery is o:
erated by compressed air and there
are three small pumps in different
sections of the mine. These pumps
exhaust pure air.
If the force of the explosion did
not kill all of the men. there is a re
roote chance that some of themn are
being kent alive by these fresh cur
rents. To this one slim chance the
relatives and friends of the entomb'
-ed men cling with pitiful hope and
The cause of th explosion resulted
according to mine experts, from eith
er accumulated gas cr coal dust. The
San Prois property is owned by the
F'ort Smith and Western Railroac
Blandits Hold Up Train.
Mobile and Ohio passenater trait
No. 4. rorthbound. was held up anc
the ex:press safe was dynamuite& am~
robbed seven miles south of Corinth
Miss.. by four men, heavily armec
and masked. After pecomplishifl
the robbery the quartet took to the
danse underbrush of the Tuscumbia
Pi la se L~1goufnga Grond.i o
WITNESSES SAY ANSEL'S BOARD
WAS ALL RIGHT.
Legislative Dispensary Committee:
Holds Session Thursday and Ad
journ to Meet April 10.
The Legislature's committee inves
tigating the Ansel wind-up commis
sion, the Attorney General and any
other persons connected with the
State dispensary started the third
week of its hearings Thursday morn
ing. Several witnesses were sworn.
but no testimony of a startling na
ture was produced.
W. M. Edwards, at one time edi
tor of The Fairfield News, of Ridge
way, who it had been said had pub
lished a statement that James Far
num paid a large sum, in addition to
his $5,000 fine in the settlement of
cases against him for graft, was first
sworn. but he denied having publish
d any such statement.
Henry Samuels, a liquor dealer,
who had been indicted for giving re
bates to directors of the dispensary,
testified that he had paid to Director;
Wiley some eight to twelve thousand
dollars as inducement for liquor or
Col. B. L. Abney, of Columbia,
an attorney, testified as to his part
in the graft prosecutions, he having
assisted the Attorney General. . He
spoke in high terms of the work of
the Ansel commission and said he
considered the members all conscien
tious and faithful men and that he
knew nothing of the charges made
by the Governor.
W. 0. Tatum, at one time com
issioner of the dispensary. in charge
of the stoel of the dispensary, was a
witness. He told of the enormous
whiskey shipments received at the
dispensary and of his remonstrating
with the directors. He said, how
ever, that shipments continued to']
The committee adjourned until
April 10. The Blease 6ommission
1is expected to report on April 28.
The committee was created to inves
tigate the Ansel commission, the At
orney General and other per.sens.
coneted with the dispensary. It is
;not to wind the afairs of the State
dipnsary;', this, by a new law. is
devolved upon the Attorney General.
It :s the desire of the comMittee
to make the investigation E.s non
partisan as nossir-e and to this "eet
every possible witness will be s'::m-,
Vmoned. The Blease commission will
be sunmmoned later.
WIPE'S O T NINE LIVE.
Explosion KitAi Two Families and
Damage Twenty Houses.
In a gas explosion, caused, it is
thought, by mine sertlings, nine per
sons were killed and two injured
Wednesday in Du'more Pa. Two*
families, comprising two women and
seven children, were either blown to'
pieces in the explosion, or burned i
the fire that followed and destroye
More than twenty dwellings nea
the scene of the explosio0n were badl
damaged by the concussion and th'e
tying timbers, and scores of per
sns were thrown out of their .beds
During the past week, mine set
tlings in the neighborhood of the
Cavela home caused alarm. Onry
few days ago the cellar dro;'ped ot
of a house on the opposite sitie o
the street and several mine;s climb
ed to the surface on ladders let dow
by the women of the house.
The Dumore police, after an mves
tigation of the explosion, say that;
gas from a broken main, caused prob-;
ably by the mine settlings, found its
way into the cellar of the Cavella
home, where it gathered in a dense
volume and exploded when it came
in contact with an oil lamp that was
burning in the house.
EUKED) TEDi)Y ROOSEVELT.
Democrats Pleased With the Resailt
in North Dakota.
The Washington correspondent tof
The News and Courier says w::ile
the Taft people are smiling with sat
isfaction over the result of the Pres
Iidential primiary in North D~akot
Tusday the Democrats are entitting
rasof laughter. North D:tka~t
uttrace is a stunning rebua
Col. Roosevelt and at the samte cia~
the Taft vote was practically nlot2"
.ur. Tafts control of the Chica::o
Co~nv~on seems assuredi, but hi
cacos or elc-i-on a5e sotla.
dwidling. The whole situazion -
pars to have been arranged espce
all o h success of the' Democrat
e part inv the campai;:n. In spit
of their present denils, it is well
known in Washing~en that Rtoose
e's managers were coniidenitly
coun;ng on North Dakota to turn
th tide of battle in their favor and
it is amusing to see thcem :oist wilh
terown' petard. LaP'oilero hast
shon that he can hit back if he can'
Teddy Was Snowed Under.
W i i,0 of the 1.I% Dre n'
in 'e State heard fro' "a' Nr
nakoa Presidential Udrr
tor, Laollette's plura..:......
prcnt is 11.282.
TUsed From S:niali Po':.
A Mrs. Smith of the Alc C',.ill
v Pne Easly. iod recnl f1:
ilns ih smarll piox.' Th --oil'
1:oe hro ert. a sotW Pm
whn ey te" the ae '
wia a +he dreaded disease.
100119 001L RLhL
FiT Y-FE DEAI1 MINERS TA KEN
FROM THE MiNE.
R E'S B001Y 18 F01U N
Aesults of Rescue Work tp to Eight
O'clock Thunrsday Night, Following
Explosion in Oklahoma Coal Mice,
Entonbing Some One Hundred and
Sixteen Underground Workers.
A dispatch from McCurtain, Okla.,
says up to eight o'clock Thursday
night twenty-six men had been res
:ued alive from the wrecked Sans
3ois mine, flfry-dve of the dead had
been brought to the surface and thir
:y-dve miners were unaccounted for.
E:scue parties continued their explor
tion of the debris throughout the;
Fifteen of those who came from
.he mine alive were found Thursday
.uorning huddled about an air punp
in the south thirteenth entry, which
1ad remained intact. The others
made their way out of the mine or
were rescued shortly after the ex
losion occurred Wednesday morning.
ith the exception of two, who are
in a precarious condition, those res
ued Thursday are little the worse
or their experience.
When the rescue party entered the
nine Thursday morning they heard
aint rappings on an air pump lead
ng to a room in the thirteenth en
ry. When the rescuers made their;
-ay to the room they found the men
>u;led in a heap about the air chan
el. Tom Farrimond, one of those
'escued, told of the experiences of
,imself and his fourteen comrades,
,ho were found near the airshaft.
"We had almost given up hope
Nhen the rescue party reached us.
-Tow we ever met in the room I
on't know. As soon as we felt the
xplosion we rushed to the nearest
':mp. knowing that we were too far
the en;trance to escape if tne
oi was severe. We had jinst
up a curtain when a big sheet
une traveling with great speed,
uour room and seat a snual'
of s dadly breath at us. The
UtCs s-emed like hours as we
o the pmp, straining every
.-t to 1 : ;ery pardicle of th;
-s a .' V'e hardly spoke. We
no dcu.:s tho poissi)uities (f
-it or rescue, but 'i my co'uiri'ies
U.ungh: e.I did they -nough: of
their ioved oncs a
:vhe1er or not we would see them -
gain.Te was no food nor water;
doubt if we could have paitaken of
od if we had had it. We suffered
reatly from the lack of water."
The dispatch says among the bod is
oundl was that of Mr. W. D. Roper,
fClio, S. C.. who was chief survey
rfor the Sans Bois Company. who.
vih two assistants, met death in the
ne The force of the explosion had;
~iown ocf the head of young Roper.
ir. Rkoper was only twenty-six years:
ld, and was a grarinate of the Cita
el- at Charleston. H~e was a talented
oung flow and was doing well. I
A dispatch from Chester, S. C.,
.here Rev. J1. C. Roper, brother of
ffr. W. D. Roper, is Pastor of iBethel
~lethodist Church, says the body of
he young man has been shipped from
.eCurain. Okla., to his old home at
'lo, in Mlarlboro County, where it
eiH be interred. When he was kill
d it is said that he wa in the min
rrforainlg his regular duties asa
'ivil engineer or the company.
Mr. W. D. Roter was twenty-si
vrs or age. He graduated from
e Citad~el in Charleston in 1907.
.ter teaching for three years, part
r the time being associated with the
aulty at the Staunton Military
caemy , at Staunton. Va., he de
:idd to undertake his chosen profes
ion -f civil engineering. Two years
tgo hL accepted a most fatterintg of
efrom the Sans Bois Coal company.
I had been successful ever since his'
:one'cton with this great mininx
ompany: and had already recoee
evral excellent promiotions.
WANTED) TO LYNCil AGEDNT.
e Was~ Accused of Insulting Toung
Grover Brown. Southerni Raiway
at at WVarrenville, Aike-n County,
~:towly escaped rough treatment i
ceon at the haa IS of a mob of
7rated mtn Wednesday night by
gruhd on a trolley car to Au
ust"b Magnistrate Craig.
Twent mimutes after the magi:
raelef with Brown in his custody,
1o) broke ope.n the box cars used
t Warreille for a station since the
epo -ws burned and made a futile
for t locate Brown.
Brwn who is a member of a well
no'~n Aiken County family and a
oung man hghly respected, was
:'-'n to Aiben Thursday mornmng
a .d:din jnil. ctargel with as
al 'viih criminal intent upon a
o::womanf of Warrenviile.
Irw prtests his inno.ence andl
-!im that, as agent, he was merely
wi:stng the avounan over the car.
.-a .:. woushte arrivedi oa a tra:in
f rkr Wednsday nigh: with sey-'
-21 hundles, and she began co
(Ca hier Locke~d in Vsndi.
WYr. Cashior Knizht envrcd the
IA iflj1R~o[. A ~LlA'"ENT
TImEE PEOPLE KILLED BY COL
LAPSE OF STORE.
Two Ladies and One Little Girl the
Victims of a lost Distressing Ac
cident at Wadesboro.
A special to the News and Courier
from Wadesboro, N. C., says at elev
en o'clock WncesdaV morning the
wal?s of the i'arsons Drug Company's
store. a twc-story brick structure
standing on the public suare of that
citv. crashed with a loud noise and
carried a namber of men and women
beneath the ruins, killing at least
three of them instantly. The dead
are little Virginia May Covington,
oldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. M.
Covin,:-on, .r.; %iss Marian and
i!ss Lora Little, daughters of Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Little, all of Wades
Mrs. J. 'M. Covington and her
aughter-in-h:w, Mrs. J. M. Coving
:on, Jr., and little Virginia May and
rs. L. D. Robinson were. seated at
a table in the corner of the store
with the Misses Little when the crash
amie. When the bystanders realized
what had happened they rushed in
regardless of their own lives and sue
eeded in bringing out the two Mes
!ames Covingtons and Mrs. Robinson.
he little girl was found pinned be
eath the heavy timbers, dead.
No trace of the Misses Little was
round until a great part of the debris
ad been removed. During the time
he men worked like demons and in
n hour the body of Miss Lora was
ound. It was several hours later
iefore the body of MNiss 'Marian was
cated and taken from the ruins. All
he dead belonged to prominent fam
It is feared that the elder Mrs.
,ovington cannot live. Her lower
awbone is broken on both sides; her
eft arm is broken and she is suffer
ng from internal injuries. Mr. Fred
"arsons, a stockholder of the wrecked
;tore, remained in it until after the
,rash and helped to bring out the
bree ladies. M1r. W. M. 'Morton, a
ustomer. came out of the ruins with
ne of the ladies.
3Many heroic acts were done and
v.Cery elort made to rescue the unfor
nate ones. The building belonged
o Dr. W. J. feTendon and was being
emodelled. The cause of the wreck
Vs excavations being made under
'eath. and the wet weather probably
.'ected the walls. The building was
vorth 05.,0. and the loss to the
ug iompany's stock is about $5,000.
BLEASE'S PA12lDON RECORD.
nge Jones Thinks it Wrong to R1e
Touching on Elease's pardon re,
)rd. Judge Jones in one of his
peeches in Spartanburg County said
he panrdon power was strictly a
rust and accted three classes: the
riminal and his family, the family
I the victim, and society at large.
lase, he said. considered only the
rminal and his family. Dlease
iakes a strong appeal by telling of
he wife and children of the convict
ho came to him crying, but Blease(
:as not only pardoned prisoners who
ae served part of their terms, out
:as also pardoned a number of crim
als before they served a single -lay
Judge Jon~es mentioned as in this
lass John Ttack, the convicted graft
rand Wash lhenter, who killed a
an named Copelaud and who was
tcre-s own client. Blease defended
tunr in the courts through several
ra::, but f?.iecd to save him. After
.ease becanie Gov.ernor he pardoned
is rich cl!int vwithout letting him
erve a day in jail.
Judge Jones mentioned that Blease
ad exercised executive clemency in
ome t330-odd classes in his fourteen1
coths of office. Excluding Sundays1
e hasd exercised the executive elem
ncy nearly enee a day since becom
og governor. "We ought to put
iown criminais." sa.id Judge Jones.
and have a country of law and ord-I
r peace and friendship, where the'
niinal is not in control."
;1gTTI WITHf PTOM.UNEi POISON.
m~propely Trea Ced Milk Causes
A 'epecial dispatch fromn Darlington
o The News and Courier says there!
vere about sixt:y case of ptomaine
~oisn in town Tuesday night occ.1
1oedb milk that had been im-I
rperly" treated. Quite a number o f
he c ::l 'eing treated by physi
ians eerl members of the "Bus
er Br'ow" troupe were too Ill to
~avo town W.ednesday. The dai:yJ
h'em which. the miik came is one of
he be::t inl th~e StaPo. and it Is not
ikely that there w'.ill be any further
:ause for complnt.
.2t;:u) (T 'tater Tank.
With his ft-ce buried de'ep in the
ud and vwith prnctically' every bone
in his body: broken. flenjaminl F.
orl, a mti!!ionairo' manufactulrer of
agiv. comm i::ed suicida
ona Va ake Fores. N. C.. b7
umpie: roma v.-ater tauk. H-e had
en i ill hh and had gone to
.-ake Forest to recuper'ate.
woul d lionar Mrlne D'ead.
Preint ~atMondaThy sent a let
e- to ' c -:~es sin that the house
as senae rijorn Satrday and at
n- sidh desired the
* ne ob a naional in char
r E 'r
-:a vn-e of to 21. the lower
Vi: ecen:y nassed the Stephena
A HUGE COTTON CROP
TIIE TOTAL EXCEEDS SIXTEEN
-Nearly One and a Half Million Bales
More Than Experts Estimated it
Would Be in December.
The census bureau's preliminary
report on cotton ginning, giving the
government's first fLgures, other than
estimates, on the size of the 1911
cotton crop of the United States was
issued at ten o'clock Wednesday'
morning, and shows the total crop to
have reached the unprecedented size
of 16,050,819 running bales, counting
round a& half bales and including
linters, wh!ch is equivalent to 16,- 0
205,097 500-pound bales. n
The crop reporting board of the f,
department of agriculture, in its es- ti
timate of the 1.911 cotton crop, is- n
sued December 11 last, reckoned the 0
total production at 14,885,000 bales i
of 500 pounds, gross weight. The
country's 1910 production was 12,
005,688 bales of 500 pounds. In
previous record years the total crop
was 13,57.306 bales in 1908, 13,- .
595,498 n 1906 and 13,679,954 bales .
Included in the figures for 1911
are 239,146 bales, which ginners and 1
delinters estimated would be turnedl
out after the time of the March can
vass. Round bales included in the
1911 -figures are 100,39 bales, com- i
pared with 112,837 bales for 1910
and 150,690 bales for 1909. h
The average gross weight of the
bale for the crop, counting round as t
half bales and including linters, was .
504.3 pounds for 1911, compared
with 501.7 pounds for 1910 and 496.6 s
pounds for 1909. The number of gin
nories operated for the 1911 croplf
na 2C,340 compare.d with 26,231 for.
1910 and 26,669 for 1909.
By states the cotton crop grown di
in 1911, with that grown in 1910
and the big crop years of 190S and d
1906, expressed in equivalent 500
pound bales, follows.
1911.. ........1,753,484 i
1910.. ........1,223,285 d(
1903.. .... ..--1,374.340 ti
1906.. .......... 791,311 to
1911.. ..... .... 791,311 G
1910.. .......... 848,874 c
1906.. .. .. .. .. 920.,635 p
1908.. .. ...... 63.221 VC
1906............. 57,133 s
1911.. ....... ..2,S38,571 g
1908.. .. .. .. ..1,9S0,077 cc
1906.. .. ......1,62G,330 ,c
1910.. .. .. .. .. 255.733
1908.. .. .. .. .. 486,350 th
1906.. ..........1,012,573 m
1911.. ..........1,248,521 Ci
1910.. ..........1,306668 sa
1906.. ..........1,569,530 at
North Carolina. S
1911.. ..........1,101.104 of
1911.. ..........1,060,133 Ia
South Carolina. ch
1910.. ..........1,191,929 th
1908.. ..........1,195,235 Cl
1910.. ..........3.172,4S8 KI
1910......... ...... 14815 tc
1906............... 13,62 te
All Other States. h
1906............-... 4,023 h:
The statistics of Wednesday's re
port for the year 1921 are subjiect a
to slight corrections in the full re
port to be published about May 1.
The 1911 report for Virginia and r
Misouri are inceluded in the report
of "All Other States."
Lynch a State Convict.
Homer Howell, a negro convict at B
work in a camp a mile outside of t
Cach ron, Ga., was lynched Thursday t
afftrnoon after he had killed one of
the -guards and attempted to shoot
down two other guards. Joseph 1
Coody. forty years old, married, and F
the father of several children, was
the guard who was killed.
Respect the Old Soldiers.
Inspired by sentiment for the a
"Lost Cause." students composing
the senior class of the medical de- s
p~artment of the University of North c
Carolina Tuesday refused to dissect e
the body of Capt. Edward PBenton, of d
Raleigh, a former Conrederate Vot
eran. A collection was taken and
the body interred.
Ilan;g li m FromI Tank.
Henry Lee. a nerro, was h::uged to y
a water tank near Mer Roug~e early
Tuesday. Laturday night Lce in- C
sued a ma~n and firedl into a party j
.-ufl~ rom a n ente~rtainmendt. I
[iAT KANSAS VOTE
VILSON CONTROLS DELEflATION
BY GOOD MARGIN.
ELHATES WILL CONTOL
'wo-Thirds of Men on Delegation to
National Convention Favor the
Nomination of Wilson, But They
Will Play Fair and Vote for Champ
Clark on the First Ballot.
The Kansas delegation to the Dem
cratic national convention at Balti
iore, is not for Champ Clark. It is
)r Gov. Woodrow Wilson. Such is
ie claim made in a formal state
tent, issued from the headquarters
I the New Jersey executive in Wash
igton. The statement of the Wilson
impaign managers says:
"Advices received from Kansas
take it certain that 14 and probably
5 of the 20 delegates to the Balti
ore convention favor the nomina
on of Governor Wilson for the pres
Lency. It has been asserted that Gov
-nor Wilson only carried three of
te eight congressional districts in
ansas, but information received at
ilson headquarters shows that Gov
'nor Wilson's supporters elected del
ates in six of the districts, giving
m a total of 12 of the 16 district
legates. In addition the Wilson
rces succeeded in electing two of
e four delegates at large, one of
hom is Henderson Martin, the Wil
n campaign manager in Kansas.
"There is no doubt that the Wilson
*rees have two-thirds of the Kansas
: -ion, na acting under the in
ructions of the convention which
clared for Clark as first and Wil
n as second choice, the vote of the
egates will be swung to the New
rsey executive 'whenever the opin
n of two-thirds of the delegation
is deemed expedient to do so.' It
plain that with two-thirds of the
legation in favor of the nomina
2n of Governor Wilson a perfunc
ry vote of the first ballot would en
le the Kansas delegates to go to
>vernor Wilson, who is their real
.oice for the presidency."
"There is no disposition on the
.rt of the Wilson people to violate
e instructions of the Kansas state
nvention, and unquestionably
eaker Clark will receive all 20
tes on the first ballot if he remains
candidate, but the friends of Wil
n are in absolute control of the del
ation, and will be able to turn to
.tion, and will be able to turn to
eir candidate should such a remote
ntingency as a second ballot- be
Kansas newspapers confirm the ad
es received at Wilson headquarters
th reference to the complexion of
e delegation elected to the Balti
ore convention. Speaking of the
>rk of the convention, the Kansas
ty Star, an independent newspaper,
yB that "Speaker Clark got all the
egates except two-thirds of them,
d that the delegates were- instruct
to vote for Mr. Clark until Goy
nor Wilson wants them to vote for
In its story of the convention the
ar, which is the leading newspaper
the middle west, gives much in
resting information correcting false
tpressionls conveyed in dispatches
oa Hutchinson, Kan., at the time
e state convention was in session
St week. The Star says:
"The Kansas delegates to the na
>nal Democratic convention were
structed for Champ Clark, first
ice, and Wilson for second choice.
"Whenever, in the opinion of two
irds of the delegation, it is deemed
pedient to do so," is the instruction
to when they shall leave Clark and
"The resolution was added to the
gular Clark resolution when it be
me apparent that It was doubtful
~ether Clark could win Instructions
all. The resolution recites that
'ilson is the second choice of the
ansas Democrats and when the del
:ates ieave Clark they must vote for
e New Jersey man.
"So the convention really Instructs
r both Clark and Wilson, and puts
e power to determine to what ex
nt Clark shall be supported into the
inds of the Wilson men. Then came
e district conventions and WIlson
t ten of the 16 district delegates.
"The Sixth district delegates, who
Ld been snowbound for 24 hours,
rived early in the afternoon and
Ided two more district delegates,
aking 12 of the 16 to Clark's four.
"The election of delegates-at-large
suited in two more Wilson men be
g added to the 12 district delegates.
.S. Gaitskill, of Girard, and Hen
rson Martin. Wilson manager, do
ated two Clark men as delegates.
J. Sheridan an d A. 'M. Jackson,
o prominent Clark leaders, were
.e other two.
"The Wilson men on the delegation
-e J. M. Orr and W. D. Kuhn. of the
irst district: Frank Comisky, Third
strict: W. S. Carpenter and M. A.
imbocker. Fourth district: John
ostetter and Mike Fry, Fifth. dis
'ict: Charles Sawyer and Edward
e of the Sixth: Jerry Fitzpatrick
d Robert Rroadford of the Eighth;
enderson Martin arnd B. S. Gait
til. o the stato convention. C. W.
reen. of the Second district, is
aimed by Wilson men as the 14th
"This does not mean that the dele
vien will violate its instructions to
i~port Clark. The Wilson men say
st. they will vote for Clark as long
they deem it expedient. But the
,*!lon men are in control of the del
ation. They will not be held in the
lark column after it appears that
>vote for him would only work to
ae efeat of Wilson_"
PLOT TO BLOW UP KNO
CHARGED TO FRIE:D'5 OF ZI
LAYA 0N NICARAUGA.
Thirteen 13ombs and a Battery to DI
tonate Them Found Under Trac
of the Railroad.
As the result of the a11eged di!
covery, by the Governament of Niea
raugua, of a plot to assassmato Sec
retary of State Knox or the occa
sion of his recent visit to the Capito
of that country, it is not improbabi
that a number of prominent "Lib
erals" will be put to diath, accord
ing to advices received at New Or
leans Wednesday from Bluefields.
Thirteen dynamite bombs place<
beneath the road bed, over whic
Secretary -Knox's special train trav
elled from Corinto to Managus an(
connected with an electric battery
were discovered by Governmen
agents and will be used as evidenc<
against the conspirators. Two-scor
Zelayistas, or "Liberals," are con
fined in the penitentiary at Manague
and are held incommuncado pending
the termination of the present inves
tigation by the Government.
On the day of Mr. Knox's arriva:
at Managua, a bomb was explode
under the Chilamate Bridge, betweer
Leonard Laceiba, destroying a smal:
portion of the track, but doing ver3
little damage to the bridge. Nea
this point four sectons of the tele
graph and telephone wires were cut
The thirteen dynamite bombs
with the battery connections were
discovered between Posoltega ane
Chichimlpa, carefully planted be
neath the railroad tracks. The dis
covery of these bombs, it is said, was
not made until after the Knox specia]
&n had passed on Its way to the
Capital and the failure of the con
spirators to get In their deadly work
is believed to be due either-to a lack
of proper battery connection, or the
approach of guards, who had been
detailed to patrol -the tracks.
The bitterness displayed against
Mr. Knox by the Lberals had its in
ception in the 1909 Nicaraguan revo
lution, when 'Mr. Knox "anded the
Nicaraguan minister his passpo-ts af
ter Grace and Cannon, Americans
connected with the revolutionary
army, had been shot by order of
The Liberals openly blamed Mr.
Knox for the downfall of Zelaya, as
serting that the revolutionists were
openly aided by the United States
Government. The socalled "dollar
diplomacy" of the State department
has come in for extremely caustic
criticism at the hands of prominent
It is believed that Mr. Knox was
advised of the discovery of the activ
ities of the conspirators during his
visit to Managua, for, a.t the sug*
gestion of President Diaz, it Is said,
he cancelled his plans to stop at
renada en route back to Corintc
from the Capital. Certain Liaerals
who reside at Leon, where a strong~
nti-American spirit ha~s long existed,
ave been charged 'by the Govern
nent with being the principals in the
onspiracy and It is deemed unwise tc
ave Mr. Knox visit that place.
WOMAN COMDMITS SUICIDE.
She Had Been Arrested in New York~
Mrs. Blanche Carson, who was an
ested in New Yor~k for smuggline
everal thousand dollars worth 0f
ewelry on her arrival from India,
ommitted suicide early Wednesday
y hanging herself out of the window
f her hotel.
The body of Mrs. Carson was seet
y a pedestrian swinging from a
indow on the eight floor of the ho.
tel Broztell. The clerk was notified
and the door of Mrs. Carson's room
as forced. A rope, securely tied to
radiator, passed out of the window,
t the end of which dangled the bod3
f the woman.
The body was still warm and she
ad not been dead more than ar
our when discovered. Mrs. Carson
eached New York Monday on the
steamship George Washington. She
as arrested on the charge of gros!
ndervaluation and smuggling after
aving confessed that she had smug
gled jewelry which the authorities
alued at $20,000.
SERVED HDI1 JUST RIGHT.
nsulted, Fisherman's Wife Brainm
Brute With Axe.
A special from Newbern, N. C.,
gives particulars of the killing of Os
car Crowley, a negro, .by Mrs. Chas.
Williamson, the wife of a fisherman,
whose home the black mia invaded
uring the husband's absence. Crow
ty walked into the home and de
nanded something to eat, which was
given him. He then signilled his in
ention of staying all night in the
house and drawing a revolver insist
ed that the woman remain. Mirs
Willamson was order ed to place be
ore him~ a basin of water in wvhici
ho began to bathe his feet. The wo
man secreted an axe under her apror
and when the negro leaned over t
dry his feet she brained him with thC
weapon. Death was instantaneous
A coroner's jury exonerated Mrs,
Streets of Augrusta Flooded.
Floods covered many of the street!
of Augusta on Sunday and Monday
with three feet or more of water,
Regular boat service was installec
on some of the flooded streets nea:
the river. The property and live
stock loss was considerable. Thern
was no loss of life. Many families
abandoned their homes and man:
stores could be reached only i
FIFIT IN A COURT
TWO LAWERS CAME TO BLOWS IN
TRIAL Of A CASE
A FREE HUMII FOLLOWS
District Attorney Adams, Counsel for
- the Defense Lionel Adams, Sturges
Adams, Brother of District Attor
ney Adams, and Dr. Gustave Man,
- Expert Witness, Take a Hand.
A dispatch from New Orleans says
Wednesday, the eighth day of the
trial of Annie Crawford ended in a
riot in the packed court room, when
ionel Adams, who is one of the At
tor*neys defending her on a charge of
murdering her sister Elise, struck
District Attorney St. Clair Adams in
the ? ce, after the renewal of a
court-room quarrel between the two
attorneys earlier in the afternoon.
Dr. Gustave Mann, a defense ex
pert moved toward the district at
torney, and was set upon and punch
ed sevei-ely by Sturges Q. Adams,
brother of the district attorney, who
was a spectator in the court room.
All foug of the participants were
placed under arrest charged with
fighting and disturbing the peace.
During the fight the scores of spee
tators in the court room stood upon
benches, one woman is said to have
fainted; the Crawford woman was
shoved and tossed about in the melee,
and several men who stood upon
benches were struck and slightly hurt
by the blades of an electric fan with
which their heads came in contact.
The fight occurred at the close of
:;; s s~s, .'Z- " dragged
on with the monotonous cross-exami
nation of Dr. Charles W. Duval, pa
thologist and medical expert of the
state, by Joseph Generally, attorney
for the defense.
The quarrel which led up to the
fight came when Lionel Adams, who,
although bearing the same family
name, is not related to the district
attorney, also began to question Mr.
"Your honor," said District Attor
ney Adams, addressing the court, "I
desire to ask that you enforce the
rule that only one attorney at a6 time
may examine a witness."
"I do not care to be lectured to by
you, sir," said Lionel Adams, turning
to the district attorney. "If you don't
like what I've said we can settle it
District Attorney Adams jumped
up from- his seat. "We'll settle it out
side any time you want to and you
know it,"he exclaimed heatedly.
The ccurt called the two attorneys
to order and then the cross-examina
tion of Dr. Duval begun again.
When court ordered adjournment
District Attorney Adams, smiling,
walked over to Lionel Adam-.
"Well, de you want to settle it out
side?" he asked.
"If you are looking for trouble,"
said Lionel Adams, with a sneer, "I'l
have to send my friends to you, I
"Do you mean to say you wish to
fight a duel with me?" asked the dis
trict attorney; "me, the chief peace
officer o fthis parish, and sworn to
enforce its laws? Besides, the code
duello allows a gentleman to refuse
an encounter with one of your char
Lionel Adams then struck the dis
trict attorney, who struck back. Ac
cording to statements obtained from
several witnesses at this juncture Dr.
-Mann, one of the experts for the de
fense, made an attempt to strike the
district attorney. Sturges Adams,
who was in the court room, hurled
several persons who were in his way
aside and punched Dr. Mann several
Pandemonium reigned until the
contestants were separated. A police
detail then entered with drawn clubs
and cleared the court room.
The i'our participants were then
placed under arrest and were releas
ed on their own bonds, pending trial.
The prisoner, somewhat pale from
the excitement, was led from the
During the fight a portion of the
slides on which Dr. Duval placed
ortions of EiseC Crawford's liver
vere smashed. The district attorney,
in a statemnent he made after the
fight, charged that the fight was
started for the deliberate purpose of
having the evidence destroyed during
The jury witnessed the encounter,
but it is gencraliy believed this will
hve nioceget on the case. It is not
improabl)e that Judge Frank D.
Chretien, of the court, may later
summniet the participants to answer
- Jumped~ ini tror~ of Train.
At MilledgevilCe Ga., hurling him
self in front o& freight train,
Arthur We.inb'kr. ag-d 72 years,
a n~ellagra S' e was instantly
- eii& the z:n cut iT his head.
An ttmim in i of him at
ed to ptl1 3 awa'Zy from the
track. :,at \"e *er he'ld on tight
yto the naviI ' ws killed.
~ ,tYoung Woman.
:reevil~e Miss Elsie Singleton
wasI It;l killed atonoon Thurs
r by southernl Train No. 29, at the
rsinof Buncombe read with the
rirod tracks at Poe Mills. The
il steppedl on the crossing without
seeing~ the vestibule hurling toward
Blombs Kill Five Persons.
Five men were killed anl nine
others wounded by bomb explosions
in the suburb of Arbaya, Portugal,
Wednedlay night. Among the~ dead
Sis a arber named Costa. who was the
real leader of the party organizei for
,the dfneof the republic.