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STANDS BY FRIENDS
CREIGHTON AND liREEN ARE EM
PLOYED IN BLEASE'S
SECRET SERVICE SYSTEM
Governor Blease Tells Why He Gives
a Goodly Sum of the Hard Earned
Money of the Taxpayers to Rev. C.
W. Creighton and Col. Leon M.
While at Newberry Monday morn
ing Governor Blease was asked by
The News and Courier correspond
ent about the comments and en
Quiries of several newspapers as to
the $900 paid the Rev. C. W. Creigh
ton, of Greenwood, out of the public
"Well," said Governor Blease, "in
stead of Mr. Creighton getting $900,
I presume that by now he has been
paid $1,200. Along during the first
of my administration I secured the
services of Mr. Creighton for the
purpose of giving me general infor
mation in regard to how the officers
in different counties of the State
were enforcing the law, and as to
violations of the dispensary law ana
other laws throughout the State. Mr.
Creighton has made his regular re
ports to my office from different parts
of the State, and in those reports I
have received valuable information,
and from them I have gained infor
mation which I have transmitted by
letter or otherwise to the sheriffs of
the different counties, to my detec
tives, which I have had working in
the various counties, and to other of
ficials whose duty it was to enforce
the law, and in this way I have been
enabled to have a better enforce
ment of the law than I would have
Creighton's services have been
very valuable in the assistance he has
rendered by administration by secur
ing this information, and thus enab
ling me to lIeep in touch with the
situation throughout the State: His
reports are on file in the office, and
are public property, and can be in
vestigated at any time by any one
who wishes to see them. His vouch
ers were made out regularly and
sent to the Comptroller General's
cffice. The amounts were deductea
from the law and order fund, and not
from the contingent fund, as was
falsely stated by the newspaper re
ports. They are on file in the Comp
troller General's office. The Comp
troller General then furnished him a
check, which he endorsed, and these
checks are filed in the Treasurer's
office. They are all public property.
Nothing has been secret or under
cover, and the public are entirely
welcome to the whole transaction.
"Mr. Creighton is still in my ser
vice in this particular line of work,
and will so remain, at the salary of
$100 per month, until his services
become unnecessary, or he tende-rs
his resignation, regardless of what
any newspaper or others may think
or say or do. Of course, his use
fulness, to some extent, will be im
paired by its now becoming public
property that he is doing this line of
work, because, until it was so made
public, he could gather much infor
mation which, of course, now, the
world knowing his .business, will 1e
a little more cautious in allowing
him to catch on to.
"On Saturday I gave a like com
mission to Col. Leon M1. Green, who
will perform a like service through
out the different parts of the State.
I presume the newspapers would like
to have this, in order that they may
know that Col. Leon Green is not
starving, notwithstanding the fact
that The News and Courier beheaded
him. It is true I am cursed for
standing .by my friends, but I am
continuing to do so, and am doing
business at the same old stand
Room No. :, State House building.
Columbia, S. C., where I will be for
the balance of this and the next two
years, unless Providence takes a
hand by bringing into play the all
"What work is Col. Green doing
just now?" was asked. "I hnve sent
him to Olar," replied Governor
Blease, "to make a thorough exam
i'nation of the lynching of the three
negroes a few days ago. His thor
ough knowledge of newspaper work,
bringing him in close observation,
and his knack of getting right into
things, made him, in my opinion,
particularly well suited for this job.
I also sent another party with him,
who will do some of the secret work,
lookng into the investigation. I pre
sume if I had not investigated it I
would have been criticised, and, of
course, as I am investigating it, I
will most assuredly be criticised."
Escaped With Wooden Keys.
John Phonish, under sentence of
two years in the Waupon penitenti-,
ary for attempted murder, and John
Crowley, under two years, sentence
for forgery, broke jail at Sparta,
Wis., Thursday and escap~ed. The
two opened three locks with keys
they had made out of wood.
Negroes Ge't New Trial.
Taking the position that the jury
was not safeguarded agalnst extran-:
eous influences, the supreme cour
in a decision by Associate Jutic 'e
Woods, granted a new trial to Alx
Weldon and William Burrogs,;h
two negroes under death sentence'
for killing Elihu Mote, t"e we
known Florence county plane.
'Tried to Murder Judge
An attempt to kill Judge Ott A.X
Rosalsky of the New York court of
general sessions with a homb. came
near being succesan!. Thebom
later explodedl while i was ban~ ex
amined by Owen TEn,'f inspe-oro
the bureau of combustihles. in..ietin
injuries which may cause death.
Outlaw Waitts a Prea'cher.
Floyd Allen, wounded >"eader o
the Allen clan in jail at Ronoke
Va~., prayed aloud in his coil Sunday
night and Monday morningr and has
asked several times to se-e a preach
er. He has also asked to see a
lawyer. No one as yet has been al
lowed to approach him.
BIEASE 13 FOR HARMON
WANT TO CONTROL ST ATF DEM
So As to Elect Delegates to the Na
tional ('onvention Xho Will Vote
for the Ohio Governor.
That the Democratic State Conven
tion on May 15 is going to e the
n:-st test of strength between the
ilease and Jones forces in the latter
class being included all the Anti
IIleasites-is evident and that Gov
ernor Blease fully realizes this is also
The Democratic clubs are the first
to meet, and they elect delegates to
'the county conven:ions, which in
turn choose the delegates to the State
Convention. Realizing the import
ance of beginning at the bottom, and
lining up his forces in the first skir
mish, the Governor is urging his
friends to attend the club meetings
and see that they are represented in
the county conventions. He stated
this in his recent speech at Union.
The idea of Blease, of course, is
to elect delegates to the State Con
vention which will insure the Blease
ites dominating it and electing such
a delegation as the Governor ap
proves, which would be a Harmon
delegation, to the National Demo
cratic Convention at Baltimore.
But Governor Blease. shrewd pol
itician and veteran campaign man
3ger that he is. is going to have the
fight of his life when he undertakes
to stem the onrushing Wilson tide in
It is safe to say that the New Jer
sey Governor is the choice of the
overwhelming majority of the voters
of this State for the Presidency and
that a delegation instructed for him
will be sent to the Baltimore Conven
Governor Wilson's candidacy is in
creasing in strength and favor with
South Carolinians and the attempt to
stem the Wilson tide will be about
enual to an effort to dam a raging
OBJECT LESSON FOR FARMERS.
Colonrel Banks Ship a Carload of Fine
The Calhoun Advance says:
"Some time ago we noted the fact
that Col. J. A. Banks had received
seven car loads of cattle from North
Carolina to feed. Last week he
shipped them to market after feed
ing them several months. It was an
unusual sight to see so many nice
fat steers driven through town and it
created considerable comment.
"In round numbers the cattle sold
after fattened for $3.000, more than
what was paid for them, :aut it cost
$3,000 to fatten them. making the
fertilizer from the feeding cost about
$2.000. If as experts say you get
hack in manure about 80 per cent. of
what you feed, then there is a profit
of $2.000 in feeding such a number
The Advance truly says "more of
our citizens might investigate this
method of handling cattle. and we
are sure the Colonel would take
pleasure. as he always does, in giv
ing them the benefit of his. exper
ience with them, and if found profita
ble many acres of land now idle
could be used and .built up by this
method." Mr. R. F. Dukes, near
Orangeburg, has also fed and shipped
steers to market at a good profit.
TRAIN CRASHES INTO SURREY.
Five Mien Killed While Going Home
Five men in a surrey werc killed
outright by a passenger train on the
Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville
railroad at a crossing near Elletts
ville. Ind., early Tuesday. They had
spent Monday evening at a theater
at PBloomington and were drivinig to
Spencer. where they were employed
as glass blowers. The engine struck
the surrey sqiuarely anil splintered it.
Four of the men were thrown clear
of the track, but the body of Martin
Worden was caught by the pilot of
the locomotive and carried a mile and
a half to that city. Trainmen went
back to the crossing and found the
torn bodies of Worden's companions.
The two horses hitched to the surrey
were not hurt.
MANY STARVE TO D)EATH.
Population of Small Fishing Village.
It is learned at St. Petersburg
Russia. that the entire population of
a small fishing village in Nova Zem
bla. is dead of starvation. The cem
etery is full slowing that the few1
dead persons who were found unin
terred had buried those who dieC
first. The vessel which was to take
food supalies to the village was held
fast by the ice for months and when
it got through the people for whom
the food was destined were dead
The minister of the interior~ notified
the cabinet that he would ask for 2
further sum for the re'ief of starv
ing peasants in various parts of the
empire. This will bring the total sum:
expended thus far up to $63, 000,000.
fnsur::ents Were Executed.
Two hundred insurgents were exe
en:cd at Canton, China. Monday.
.rte reports say that operations
ha':e beenl suspended temp',orarily in
a, on. : that :tre' has been se
ver i:n-nga: .;~rov, 225 miles.
from C'an:e,'ir-:.*n the H-akka
:risme an' . Can:nnese troops.
Le"ft Tubhe in H i Cem.
Charzing that thirm:mh ca-es
noes the m:rzeon in o~.crn- inz on hiJm
left a longis rubber t-:ba in :h'e e-a-:a'
of his chest. Levie Lowe-cre of ;ads
cen. Ala.. has entere'l s:Iit far $. .
fl0 danmages against i'r. C. T. G;.:!re,
a prominent surgeon of that prlar'
FR alleges that a second operation
was necessary to remove the tube.
Yeags IBlow Open Safe.
Thte t ostofiee at Jasper, Tena
ras rob..1 at 2: :3O o'clock Monday
monn af30 or S~an. Thje vault
was bto'.:a wpe wmin nurnc-mtIlyarin
n:d ton~ lijte-ri m ees. he rob
fHE FELD ER LETTERS'
[0VERNOR BLEASE REFUSES TO
LEf THEM BE SEEN.
RUB EAVANS TESTIfIES
Mhe Legislative Committee Again at
Work Investigating Charges Made c
by Governor Against Winding Up
Commission, None of Which Have
Been Sustained by Witnesses.
"The governor said that he would
lot turn over the letters to the com- C
aittee except on the order of a cir- e
:uit judge."' T
Ths statement was made before
he legislative dispensary investigat
ng committee Friday by Senator h
"lifton, a member of the committee
who called on the chief executive ti
with Representative J. J. Evans, to i
fake request for the inspection of p
:ertain letters alleged to have been p
written to H. H. Evans by T. B. Fel- u
ler. the Atlanta attorney. a
"I thi-k that we can get that or- r
ler from the circuit judge," Laid :;
member of the committee. It is ex
pected that the matter will be car- u
ried into the courts. H. H. Evans of u
ewberry, appearing before the com
:nittee Thursday and Friday, told of
receiving certain letters from T. B. '
:;elder, the Atlanta attorney, offering o
to for a "whiskey corporation" to r
secure the business of the old State fi
iispensary in South Carolina. These a
etters, he said, were in the hands
of the governor. r
H. H. Evans said that he would c
try to secure the letters. He failed t
and the committee Friday appointed S
Senator Clifton and Representative 1
-vans to call on the chief executive C
and ask for the letters. The com
.ittee met with a refusal. H. H.
.vans, in his testimony, charged
wrong Intentions on the part of Fel- p
der, and said that the letters would
substantiate his statements. He said r
:hat he was anxious for the letters :
to be presented in evidence. The I
ommittee desired the letters for in
The first witness called at the ses
sions Friday morning was L. W. Boy
kin, former member of the dispen
Iary board of control. He was ques
tioned by the committee as to the
purchase of whiskey by the board.
He was asked by the committee con
cerning the statement of Towill that
small orders were made at the regu
!ar meetings and that large quanti- t
ties came in between the regular I
quarterly meetings. He said that he c
:omplained to W. 0. Tatum concern- E
ing the large shipments of whiskey \
which were made without order from
He said that the orders were plac
ed by G. H. Charles, the clerk, Mr.
Charles is dead. W. 0. Tatum, men
tioned by the witness, was the corn- I
missioner of the dispensary. Mr. Boy-t
kina declared that Mr. Tatumn wasr
very much worried over the action I
f Charles in ordering the large
amounts of whiskey. The entire I
blame for the large orders were
placed on Mr. Charles.r
The witness said that he had meti
T. B. Felder on one occasion while
in Columbia and that he had receiv
ed several letters and telegrams e
from Felder. He said that Felder
was "always worrying him" for or
ders. He did not know the business
The witness told of a conference
in 1905 at the Jerome Hotel in Co
umbia between Felder, Towill, Ev
ans, and himself. He thought thatt
Evans had introduced him to Felder.
He said that Felder questioned him
ts to who was going to run for the C
positions on the dispensary board. C
"Felder outlined a plan, stating
that he controlled several of the
~argest whiskey distilleries in Amer
ia and he wanted to get some busi-t
ess in South Carolina," said Boy
Mr. Boykin said that he left the
oom, refusing to discuss the plan
offered by Folder. "I afterwards
told Towill that Felder had a lot of
call to come here and make a propo
ition like that," said the witness.
The witness denied that he k-new
f any State official receiving graft
a connection with the dispensary.
He had heard of some gifts .by the
R'oykin said that he had been call
ad before'the Blease commission. He ~
lid not give testimony, but made an
ifndavit, which was furnIshed to the
egislative committee. On question
by the committee he gave a list, sor
ar as he remembered, of the "rep
nable liquor houses." Reverting toh
he Felder letters and telegrams heG
said that they merely asked for a
oference. He said that he had a
lever heard of a row between Folder
tnd H. H. Evans.
The witness did not remember how b
'iub"' Evans received the alleged h
aroposition by Folder to get buisiness
n South Carolina.
"Does it come within your knowl
te that money was ever paid to
\ttoney General Lyon or any other a'
"No, sir." cm
The witness denIed that he had
tver received any money outside or
"I would not doubt but that they
Ire the men of hizhest honor. They i
ne pri;:ht." This statement was
ante by Mr. Boykin when asked as
o his opinion of the members of
he AnseI commission. lHe thought 2
bemn to he competent men and well
ible to wind up the affairs of the "A
H. HT. Evans was called by the
omitee. He continued his story t
the relation of T. B. Felder to the
rate dispensary. He said that Fel- P1
r w'.as alleged to have become the
wamr of the Sidney Lucas Whiskey
.nanv of Nashville. He said that
cm ne conversationl Felder had
1h him that he had his (Evans')
-ek in the 5bdney Lucas company
eady pail for.
Eans said thait he told Felder
rthe~ plan :o form a whislhey cor- sa
o'a:!:n was impossible, "because it G
.ouldl ha'e ben impossible to place
Th roods.'" H e said that the con
ersaton was after the 'onlferenIce in
lminia between Feldler. Towill,.o
y-in. anrd himself, lie said n tha
tllWE CONVICTS ESCAPE
HOOT AND KILL THREE STATE
he Warden, the Deputy Warden and
the Usher of the Nebraska Peni
tentiary the Victims.
Three prisoners in the Nebraska
.'nitentiary, which is located at Lan
ister. three miles south of Lincoln,
a Thursday afternoon assassinated
arden James Delahunty, Deputy
arden Charles Wagner, Usher A.
eilman, and wounded Cell House
The three convicts then made their
3cape. The killing was done by
onvicts Morley, Taylor and Dowd.
ich sentenced for bank robbery.
he trio shot Deputy Warden Wag
er !n his ofEfce, just off the chapel
hich looks out Into the prison yard.
oody was shot just outside the cell
ouse of which he was the keeper.
The murderers, after blowing off
.e lock of the first steel door which
'ads into the public entrance of the
rison, rushed the turnkey at the
tiat of a revolver, forced him to
ulock another door, took his keys,
nd let themselves Into the main cor
Before the men let themselves out
'ey had shot Warden Delahunty and
sher Heilman by firing through the
arred doors, the two men having
shed out of their offices Into the
ain corridor when the first shot
-as heard. The warden was shot
nce and Heilman twice. As the trio
ushed past the warden a bullet was
red into his body as he leaned
gainst a door casing.
As soon as news of the uprising
eached the governor's office, the lo
al company of state militia was sent
y special train to the penitentiary.
heriff Hyers and Chief of Police
lunger also started with posses.
overnor Aldrich directed that Ad
utant General Phelps be put in tem
orary charge of the penitentiary.
It is believed weapons were smug
led to the convicts by former pris.
ners. A spirit of unrest has beer
evailing among the convicts for
ore than a month and on February
1 a negro convict, Albert Prince,
atally stabbed Deputy Warden E.
). Davis during the chapel service.
OUBLE TRAGEDY IN AUGUSTA.
hoots His Girl Wife at Her Home
- and Then Himself.
"I am going to show her who's
oss around this place," and with
ese words hardly spoken, N. H.
ailey, a young carpenter, twenty
ne years of age, fired four revolvez
hots into his seventeen-year-olc
ife's breast and then turned thE
eapct on himself, falling dead as a
esult of a bullet through the heart.
The double tragedy occurred a
ugusta on Sunday afternoon at the
ome of Mirs. Bailey's parents, on
licks street. Bailey went to Augus*
a from Washington, Ga., several
onths ago and married Miss BellE
ridwell. They had not been happy,
nd his wife had been living with
Bailey went to his wife's place of
esidence on Sunday afternoon, and
a a jealous rage killed her because
he would not wear the kind of dress
e wanted her to wear, and then
GETTING THINGS IN SHAPE.
o Electrocute Instead of Hanging
The State says the board of direc
rs of the State penitentiary met in
olumbia Tuesday when the question
f the purchase of apparatus for
lectrocution of criminals as provided
y the general assembly was dis
ussed. It is expected that an order
or the equipment will be given and
iat it will be installed at an early
ate. The electrocution of prisoners
ill be under the direction of the
aperintendent of the State peniten
ary. Three prisoners are to be elec
rocuted at the prison during June,
wo negroes from Charleston and S.
.Hyde, the Anderson county white
an, who is under sentence of death
>r killing his wife.
ey all left the room together after
elder had outlined his scheme.
Evans said that he knew of no of
cer in the State of South Carolina
iat received any money in connec
on with the State dispensary other
ian the compensation allowed by
LW. He said that he heard of some
imors that gifts had been given.
e said that the whiskey drummers
a~d "tried all kinds of parliamentary
hcs on me." He said that M. A.
oodman had offered him "the cold
.rd cash" to get business for a new
"There is John Black. He has
en pardoned, he is free to come up
cr and testify. Ask him abiut
ese matters." Evans said he
iked *M. A. Goodman down some
eps for offerig a bribe. He said
tat Goodman afterward received
me business. All whiskey, he said,
as bought on requisition of the
>mmissioner of the dispensary.
vans was questioned by the comn
ittee as to houses represented uy
"Did you give the governor any
formation set out in message No.
"I did not."
"Did you tell the governor that
e statement that you held a con
rence with Attorney General Lyon,
>h Gary Evans and T. B. Felder
as a mistake?"
"I did," replied Evans.
"I thInk that I did discuss the
cohol with him," said Mr. Evans.
did not know anything about the
ice of the alcohol." he continued.
"Do you know anything either by
e record or otherwise of any of the
ares made by the governor in
esage No. 4?"
"I do not," replied Evans.
Fleeing From Mexico.
A dispatch from Tuscan, Ariz.,
ys acting in accordance with Prest
nt Taft's proclamation to Ameri
s to leave Mexico at the first omn
m':s sign, a car occupied by Amner
i women and children fro:n Guay'
1as and cities farther south arrived
WANT ALL THE FACTS
';OVERNOR BLEASE URGED ONCI
MORE TO APPEAR.
Invest igating Committee Asks Him v
Fresent Any Information He Mal
lHave Bearing on Old Dispensary.
As the old saying goes Governo:
Bles should either put up or shu
up. To the charge Governor Bleasi
made against them in his Newberr:
inte:view, that they were "white
washing" their friends ana cevon.
their time to attempting to fin(
some-thing to discredit him and hlt:
administration, the dispensary in
vestigating committee made repl:
late Friday afternoon.
After receiving the Governor'
refusal to -appear before the com
mittee and submit his proofs anc
cvidence. which he says he has an(
of the Governor's refusal to turi
over the Felder letters, the commit
tee says that the "Governor ca:
hardly be serious in his statemen
that the committee is attempting t
'whitewash' " '
They recite the Governor's repeat
ed refusal to assist the committee
but renew their invitation to him ti
come forward and give out what h,
knows The committee is attempt
ing to prove without fear and with
out favor. To this end .the commit
tee invites any citizen of South Car
olina, who has any knowledge of an:
one who has had criminal or un
nuestionable connection with the lat
dispensary, or who suspects any on
of any knowledge of unlawful act
to come forward and assist the com
mittee in probing into every thing.
Governor Blease is included in thi
invitation and the committee state
that they would be very glad to hav
the Governor present any proof o
evidence he may have. The "shoi
down" has come and the committe
Issues the invitation broadcast.
Their next meeting will be on Apr'
2, at 11 A. M., in the State Hous
library, and any one who can thro,
light on the dispensary matters 3
asked to be on hand then and b
ready to give the committee his it
formation. "The investigation is gc
Ing to be thorough and will be witt
out favor" was a statement whic
sums up the attitude of the commii
Governor Blease should be on han
and tell what he knows about the ol
State dispensary or the Ansel wine
ing-up commission if he knows an3
thing He owes this to the State, t
himself and the men he has charge
with wrongdoing. If he does nc
make good his charge, the people wi
come to the conclusion that he wa
talking through his hat when b
made them The committee gives hii
every chance to prove his charges.
TURNED DOWN FARMERS.
Governor Blease Gave the Places t
.the City Men.
Senator W. S. Hall has made
statement, which appears in the Gal
ney Ledger Friday, -relative to th
matter of appointing supervisorsc
registration for Cherokee count:
The senator says in part:
''About two weeks before the sei
ate reopened, I recommended to th
governor for appointment, R. I
Mitchell, an old Confederate soldie
ad tarmer: J. H. Harris, anothe
farmer; and W. I. Jones, farmer. Th
governor ignored the recommendt
tion and appointed Rev. B. L. Hok<
of Blacksburg; Dr. W. L. Settleme:
er and 0. D. Hancock, of this cit:
I have nothing to say about the mei
so far as I kniow they are all con
petent. I am sorry that the governe
ignored the claims of the farmer:
for they arc largely in the majorit
in this county and the opportunityi
seldom given them to hold officec
any kind. They deserve some cor
Senator Hall further discusses th
matter and touches upon the law
which states that the governor sha
appoint upon recommendation of th
senate if the senate is in session, an
if not in session. subject to the corl
sent of the senate
GROTER C. BROWN~ RELEASEI
The Charge of Attempted Assaulti
At a preliminary hearing at Aikel
on Friday the case of young Grove
C. Grown, the Southern Railway tick~
et agent at Warrenville, Aiken coun
ty. charged with assault with inten
to ravish~ a young woman of tha
town, was dismissed and the prIs
oner released. Brown had been i
ial since early Thursday night, whe1
he was rearrested on a warran
sworn out by the young woman, afte
being hurried off to Augusta to es
cape the mob which had gathered a
Warrenville, then confined to th<
Aiken jail for a few hours and late:
released following a brief investiga
nion of the situation.
The ease was disposed of in jus
about 1 20 seconds after it was called
No witnesses for the nrosecutiot
were present. The young matron
upen whom the assault was alleget
to hive been perpetrated, had beei
notified by Magistrate Craig to ap
pear at the trial, but this she refused
to do. adding that she wanted th<
cntire matter drooped: that she hac
been mistaken and would have noth
ing further to do with the affair
Tenee the presiding magistrate
Craig. declared the case "forever dis
-E':IC.\N TRtOOP~S WIN VICTORY.
I'efeat Larger Rebel Force WVith
A dispatch from Mexico iCty says~
the vanguard of the Federals, num
bring 300 men, commanded by Gon.
Trney Anbert, met and defeated 1..
800O rebels. under Con. Salazar,
Twenty miles south of .iminez. Fri
dy. necording to reports received an
the Government offices there. Heavy
isso's on both sides are renorted,
ht no figutes given. For five hours.
cording to this reporn. the Federals
wi:teod vicious atinok-s on the pa'rt
or Ihe r&ees. whom the finall rout
cl heeanse of their superior arms an:1
dieil in(1ul e.
send in your subscription now to
'ONE Of ALLEN GAN5
SIDNA EDWARDS FOUND ASLEEP
IN DESERTED HOUSE.
MAKES NO RESISTANCE
When He Awoke He Found Hinise!f
Surrounded by a Posse-L'risaner
Shows the En'ects of His E Morts to
Elude His Iu-suers-Pushing the
Search for the Others.
Sidna Edwards, a tall, rugged
mountaineer of 22, sat calmly in the
darkness of the little brick jail at
Hillsville, Va., Friday night, the first
catch of the posses who have been
scouring the mountains for those of
the Allen gang who got away after
the Court House assassination of
1 March 14, when a Judge, prosecutor,
sheriff and two bystanders were kill
ed and two others wounded seriously.
Young Edwards, emaciated and
worn from a week's wandering in
the thicket, protests his innocence of
the indictment of murder against
him and the hunters, spurred on by
a day's success, are up in the Blue
Ridge hunting. on the same charge
his brother, Wesley Edwards, his
uncle. Sidna Allen and his cousins,
Claude and Friel Allen.
Detective Legrand Felts and W. W.
Phaut, heading a posse, came upon
Edwards at 4 o'clock Friday morning,
asleep in an empty house a mile from
his home. He was unarmed and
when he woke the detectives were at
s his side. He made no resistance and
| went to a farmer's house, near
e Lambsburg, Va., and started for
r Hilsville with his captors early Fri
v day. Jack Allen, his uncle-one of
e the Allens who was not at the Court
House on the day of the tragedy
1 joined his nephew on the way in and
galloped along with the party.
r They cantered in and paused while
s the moving picture men clicked off a
e few hundred feet of film. Detec
tives carrying rifles, followed closely.
- The party turned in a little lane,
where the raiders a week ago drew
1 rein and left their ponies while they
went to wipe out the humaln fabric
of Carroll County Court. Sidna left
d his mount and was hustled to the
d little jail across from the stables.
- He protested against being put in a
musty cell and wanted to occupy the
o corridor, but his keeper was stern
d and locked him up.
I Sidna Edwards, the boy in jail.
1 and his brother, Wesley, were the
.s principals in an escapade which
e started the trouble which culminated
n in the assassination at the Court
House. The brothers had attempted
to oust an uncle of theirs, a minister
named Garland, from his pulpit and
were arrested for breaing the peace.
Floyd Allen attempted to free them
and had been convicted and sentenc
ed for interfering with an officer
when the shooting on March 14 be
The authorities began Friday
rounding up those who are charged
Swith complicity in helping the Allen
-gang make a gateway. Gordon Ed
wards and Alex Thomas were held
Sfor aiding and abetting criminals and
released on $500 bonds. Prosecutor
-. Landreth declared Friday that the
rtrials would be called up on April 15.
SWhen Court convenes on Tuesday
other indictments for the murder of
~- Juror Fowler, who died a few hours
~after the fray, will be reported.
The posses are over toward the
Carolina line Friday night and news
of a trail on the rest of the gang is
Expected at any moment. The chief
r of the posses in town Friday admitted
' that their seizures of moonshine stills
ybelonging to members of the Allen
sgang had been planned to enlist the
aid of the internal revenue depart
ment of the Federal Government. So
far there have been no developments
er. that direction. In the presence of
Detective Felts. Edwards talked free
l. Friday night.
"I know nothing of the cause of
-the Court H-ouse shooting." he said.
"I walked into the Court room. when
I saw Uncle Floyd jump up and say
something. I could not hear what it
was. Right away somebody began to
shoot from about Clerk Gond's desk,
4 but I don't know who fired the first
shot. I saw Uncle Sidna after the
sbooting began. I did not see my
Scousins or my brothers. As soon as
- I could. with my lame foot. I got out
. of the Court House and stood at the
- bottom of the steps. I saw Uncle
- Sidna and Mr. Goad shooting at one
another. After it was over I got my
-mother's horse and rode home. Be
fere I left I saw Uncle Floyd on a
horse, and then I saw him ly.ing on
the ground. If he had been able to
ride we would have taken hinm away
t"I saw my brother, Wesley. on th
road and that afternoon I saw Uncle
- Sidna at his store. I have never seen
any of them or heard tell anything
about them or where they are since
that evening. I stayetd at bomne until
Sunday and had started to a ne:g-1
hors when T saw the ofieers. I was
in plain view from the road and th'y
could have tak~en me then. but I did'
not go back home because I heard
the officers had orders to shoot all of
us on sight. I went about andi livetd
the best I could until the omeiers ran
upon me last night. I did not have
a pistol at the Court Ilouse or wvhile
I was trying to keep from being ar
Ilooze lattles Fournd.
At Jackson, Mdiss. a great deal o
:musevent is being eretedl around
the stateo house by the discovery ofa
lre numbcr of empty whiskey bor
ele ithe committee room of the
c.enato assigned to the temnperance
comittee. Th" roomu had a gre'it
many empty boxes. P!!Cs of Pubh'-e
doe11nments and other ideal h idi'
laes~ in it for both emptyv ar ull
Dob Fatality Wit-' XIropiVe.
A doub e aeroplan"- fait o -
oure atnl Sahb ol \i b-,'r( r
Albokarof an hias ais s~Od .-ti.
The Ciy 2al
from Rzy Gra
HE IIACE !S NW TWE
UiNON A D 3 WILSON.
Combnatin Fomedby Ciar",
i:krwood, and :>n Suppor
e. May Defeat Wilson.
Jhhn E. Ionk, Washington corre
pondent of the St. Paul Dispatch, th
Leading afternoon newspaper of Mir
aesota and the northwest, has writte
or his paper an illuminating stoi
>n the present situation in the Den
ecratic party with reference to ti
The St. Paul Dispatch is a pr
;ressive Republican paper. Mr. Mon
zs correspondent, is one of the be
.formed press writers in the natio
Al capital. Neither he nor his papE
has a choice for the Democratic nor
ination, on which account Mr. MonK
views are all the more valuable z
reflechng the real situation in tI
Democratic party. Gr. Monk's stor
to the Dispatch follows:
"The Democrats are having the
:roubles. Clark, Underwood an
Harnion have combined against Wi
son. The fight in the Democrat
party over the present nomination
exceedingly bitter. but the factiona
sm among the Democrats is ove
shadowed for the time by the spe
tacular contest between Rooseve
and Taft. The Democrats are gettin
in such straits at a time we
chey believe that victory is in sig]
that they are .beginring to talk cot
"Just at-this time Governor Wi
son, of New Jersey, leads the fie
so far as prospects are concerne
1-is strength is tncitly concedt
:brough the establishment of a cor
munity of interest by Messrs. Clar
F-armion and Underwood.
"In all probability two or thrt
ark horses will be entered in i
Democratic race. Among those mo
prominently mentioned in this co:
ection is Senator .John W. Kern,
ndiana. Friends of Kern say that
due season the Bryan brand will I
laced on the Indian~a senator.
"'Among Democratic leaders he:
ittle concern is gicen to the cand
ac'y of Speaker Clark as apractic;
olitical nronosition. Mr. Clark h:
alegislative record so ':ulnerab
hat Democratic leaders do not b
apresidential campaign such as
'jeve it would ever stand the test <
ow approaching. The speaker
:rous about his candidacy, hut evE
his friend.; eoncetde that if he
omninated he will be defCeated. A
ordingly. the Clark eandidacy. it
uderstood. is being utilizcd mere
for the purpose of the tying up del
nores for delivery at the proper tin
o someb)ody else. The same thi~n
s true of the candidacy of Repr
entt'ive Oscar W. Underwood. of A
haa the D'emocratic house leade
hose strenath as a factor in tI
residlentia'l situation is confircd to
few states of the south.
"The Democratic fight in its fin:
nalysis will resolve itself into
~trurgle between Hiarmon and Wi
:n, according to Democratic leader
[C neither is able at Unltimore
nster the necessary two-thirds vot,
hbe impression is r:uite general th:
hew nomination will zo to. some on
vho is not now prominently mentior
~d. Tn this continrency friends<
enator Kern oelieve that Mr. Key
r some man of his caliber. withot
ecord to defend. will be namcd/'
~NOTHER~ CHIANCE FOR EIRY-D
is Nomination by the D)emocrai
The Washing'n corespondient c
he N:ews and Courier says many c
he wisest of the Democratic men
ers e' Conirr-ss rcerard very serionm
vthe" suggstion th:-r Y.r. itryan ma
e scote for afu;rth time by. th
iltimtore Convention as the party
ndite for Prtsi:ient. They~ do nr
e:ieve~ that the Nehrask-an would r(
use the nomnntion if it wore tendie:
di him. in the event no ot hr ma'
ue' in the racc 'o TId land the nriz.(
\: the same ile.m .y ho form'ei
esup;'orted M. ilya for te n
ation o'resr th pnion that t
hoose him agi ld be a ha
- the good more
rag Powder made
pe Cream of Tartar
TOR OFF THE MASK
THL WICKEDNESS OF FOUR MONKS
BROUGiT TO UiIT
-LUNERED THE CHURCH.
Murder, Sacrilege, Robbery and Cut
- ting Up High Jinks With Bad Wo
men Are Among the Crimes Charg
I ed to the Account of the Four
'Murder, sacrilege, robbery and dis
graceful living are some of the
- chcarges which four monks have been
r called' upon to answer at Petsikov,
Poland, where an extraordinary trial
is in progress. The prisoners are:
e Fathers Damazy, Macoch, Basil Ole
v sinski, and Isador Starezewski, and
with them in the dock appeared a
r former telephone girl named Helena
.d Macoch, whose husband is alleged to
1- have been murdered by Father Dam
Is He was head of the famous convent
1- at Czenstochowa, between Warsaw
and Vienna, where a much-venerated
image of the virgin attracted a quar
It ter of a million pilgrims annually.
This image of the virgin was studded
n with priceless jewels, and it is said
t that the monks substituted imita
- tions for the real gems. To prevent
discovery of this crime, Father Dama
zy confessed to having murdered Vac
ci iac Macoch, his cousin, who might
.have betrayed the plot.
di The first trace of the crime was the
discovery near the convent of a lady's
* small bag, which had evidently been
lost, containing some of the stolen
e jewels. Subsequently, a sofa with a
eman's corpse inside it, was taken
ifrom the local river. For months
ithe Russian police were baffled. The
>f mutilated body had been sewed up
n in matting with several numbers on
* it. These an experienced railway of
ficial recognized as the numbers used
eon the Warsaw-Vienna railway.
I- IThe waybill was turned up and
i showed that a package with those
.s numbers had been sent to the con
e vent, but still It did not occur to any
:body to suppos~e the monks were con
s nected with the mysterious discov
ery. . The mystery might have re
is nained one forever but for a story
n told by a drunken cabman, who had
is 'elped carry the 'sofa from the con
vent. But the driver got drunk from
s :he money procured from the monks
y and told some companions of his ad
-venture, which was duly communicat
C jed to the police.
gFather Damazy was arrested and
- he confessed tliat his conscience was
- burdened with the robbery as well
-as the murder. He stated that for
'rmore than ten years the most riotous
a 'life had been led by the inonks, who,
while the faithful were praying in
i the church, used to squaunder the
a church's treasure in their orgies and
excesses. Drunkenness,' card--play
n g and the visits of women were the
o order of the day.
3Damazy confessed that it was he
who had removed all the .jewels from
e th'e virgin's crown. They were sold
through his cousin, Vaclac Macoch,
and also the latter's wife. Eight
nyears ago Father Damazy saw her as
.ti pilgrim in the church and took her
to his cell. He afterwards married
her to his cousin. His relations with
-her, how ever, did not cease, but he
turr.-shed a fiat for her at Warsaw
vwith magnificence and her banking
Saccount shcwed a -balance of $1'7,500.
,1 After the discovery in 1909 that
the church had .been robbed, Vaclac
SMacoch ". ent to the cloister and made
f represenltations to Father Damazy,
- who, according to the latter's state
mentnt, made him drink wine until he
;flasl'eep. Then the father fetched
eu an x and struck his cousin's head
swith it several times. When the un
fortunate man partly regained con
sciousness the monk, in cold blood,
ave himn absolution, and then with
shands strangled him.
Whnf the pope heard of the rob
- ery he gtave $5,000 for the readorn
ment of the virgin's crown; but on
ear"ning of the murder he pronounced
thegeat excommunication en Dam
a.yMacoch and liad him unfrocked.
- On th~e other monks of Czenstochowa
ehsmposed several months' fast
rg andu praying and forbidden them
" t:: e any part in the service of the
(church. He also immediately sent a
leaeto close the cenurch.
F r' man's Armi Amiputated.
D. B. McKerley, a railroad flag
m'n. had his right arm crushed early
Tmda morning while placing a
!:netle for coupling cars in the
arsa eneca. The arm was crush
en t a)ulp from the wrist to the
.'' Dr. Edgar A. Hines and Dr.
Doyle~ amputated the arm. The
ufotunatle man is twenty-four years
cl. and has a wife and two children
This is the season of the year when
er y "a. young man's fancy light