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VOL. XXVI MANNING, S. C, WEDNESDAY, MgAY 119
LAUD S iOV, WILSO
HE IS DEMOCRACY'S IOPE, SAY
SAYS HE'LL BE ELEUTEI
In a Great Speech at Atlanta Recentl;
Senator Hoke Smith Predicted th
Nomination and Election of Gov
ernor Woodrow Wilson by th
Democrats This Year.
Senator Hoke Smith, who introduc
ed Governor Woodrow Wilson on hi.
recent visit to Atlanta to an immensi
audience that literally packed the au
ditorium in that city, was given a per
sonal ovation, and his highest enthu
siasm for Woodrow Wilson as Dem
ocracy's leader in the 1912 campaigi
and the next president of the Unite<
States. Senator Smith analyzed thi
situation throughout the country an(
showed how Woodrow Wilson is run
ning everywhere and that the race fo:
the Democratic nomination is be
tween Speaker Champ Clark an<
Gov Woodrow Wilson, with Wilso:
far in the lead.
Senator Smith said he had reached
a conclusion, about what the Demo
cratic party can and ought to do. 7
have had runusual opportunities <
form an opinion within the past foui
months in Washington city, and :
feel that my fellow citizens of Geor
gia are entitled to hear what I hav
learned. My conclusions about whai
the party ought to do were not form
ed by preconceived views I believ
ed that the interests of the entiri
country demanded the election of
Democrat and I undertook to find oui
who would be the strongest candi
date and who was in a position to-da
to serve his country best.
I talked to senators from the Pa.
cific to the Atlantic, from the lake.
to the gulf. I talked to visitors ir
Washuzgton, and I was forced to thi
conclusion that the people were in
terested in the tariff, especially norti
of the Potomac. but that they wer(
interested in other questions as well
The ffxed conviction was taking hole
of them north of the Potomac thai
they were not receiving from the of
ficers elected what they were entitled
to-that political bosses, in allianc(
with special interests were controll
ing legislators and keeping the mas
of the people out of their rights.
I found that all through tne north
the middle states and the west, ther
was a deep and stated purpose tc
elect a president who would heli
them to get away from the evils b2
which they were burdeaed. I founi
that all over the country one man it
the Democratic party, above all oth
ers, had caught the popular imagina
tion and won their love and esteem
I knew his record and I knew he de
served it. Let me give that record
Born in Virginia. The peopl<
throughout the land are glad to turr
again to the birthplace of Washing
ton, of Jefferson, of Madison. and o:
Monroe, and go back to the old days
of the infancy of the republic. Hij
boyhood spent in' Georgia. His col
lege training received at the Univer
sity of Virginia. And admitted t<
the bar in Georgia That don't hur
him north of the Potomac. Th
great heart of the American peopl
to-day is asking for the man and no
questioning about where he come
I say he will be elected. Listen t<
me. It is a firm conviction. I .havy
talked with senators from Maine
They tell me that Maine will vote fo:
Wilson against Taft or Roosevelt. I<
Is the only man that can carry Nev
Jersey. He is the strongest man i:
Ohio by 50,000 votes. Both th<
senators from Indiana have told m<
that If nominated he is .certain t<
carry that state without a campaign
Wisconsin is safe, in spite of LaFol
lette's power as a Republican. Bo:l
the Dakotas will swing into line. Th<
Democrats of Montana will suppor
him against either of the Republica
A senator from Oregon tells m
Wilson can carry that against eithe
of the Republican candidates. Tw
editors of the leading independen
papers In California say that agains
Taft, Wilson will have a walk-over i
California. and they are convince,
that he would beat Roosevelt als<
Now I come back to New York. I ai
assured by some of the very best in
formed men in New York that wit
Governor Wilson we will have ou
strongest candidate in that state an
that he can certainly beat either Ta:
or the colonel.
When Georgia. the empire state
the south, declares her preference o
May I. I believe that the nations
convention in Baltimore will see bou
empire states line up and vote fc
Woodrow Wilson. One of the deli
gates, who is one of the foremo&
men of New York, told me that w'
need not be troubled about Ne
York. that when Wilson needed thos
votes to nominate hinm he was sati!
fied he would get themf. I came dour
on the train today with another de
egate from New York, who is an ea
nest friend of Woodrow Wi' on.
I want to tell you another thing.
did not believe it two weeks ago whe
it was told. One of the leading paa
ties in the politics of Pennsylvani
told me that the people of Pennsylv:
na were so determined to get rid<
boss rule, that they would turn fro'
the Republican party and that Wi
son would carry the State. The or
cquestion with the masses of the pe<
pie there was: "Shall we be hos
riden by men or shall we have a 1
gal administration and admtinistr
tors who consider the interests of tl
great mass of the people?"
Why has Wilson got the mass<
the peple? Because after takix
the preidency of the great Princetc
STEAMER PASSES NEAR
BLT PAID NO ATTENTION TO TI
TANIC DISTRESS SIGNAL.
Officer Boxhall Tells Dramatic Story
of Trying to Signal and Stop Pass
Two facts stand out with intensity
in the evidence adduced before the
e Senatorial committee that is investi
gating the wreck of the Titanic and
the loss of life that attended it The
first is sworn to by Vice-President
e Franklin of the White Star line, the
other by J. B. Boxhall, fourth oficer
of the Titanic.
- Franklin testified that the news of
the sinking of the Titanic reached r
the offices of the White Star line in d
- New York between noon and 1
- o'clock Ionday, April 15, about ten
- bours after the vessel had actually
- sunk. and two hours after the Car
pathia had sent broadcast in aerial
messages the news that she had pick- h
ed up all the survivors.
Franklin said that he could not
- believe it true and that he took ev- n
ery measure to prevent such news
- becoming public until six hours la
ter, when absolute confirmation
came from the Captain of the Olym- s
pic, giving the number of the res
cued and further details.
Eoxhall declared that within fif- e
teen minutes of the sinking of the
Titaaic he, with other officers, in-i
cluding Captain Smith, and also sev- t
eral passengers noticed the masthead t(
lights and red sidelight of a large
steamer, whose position, Boxhall
says, seemed to be not more than five h
Boxhall, who was fourth officer of 0
the Titanic, says he sent up rockets,
used the Morse electric signal code d
and did everything possi'>le to at
tract the attention of this steamer. b
Nevertheless, Boxhall maintains u
this mysterious vessel drew away, le
- taking an oblique course that sent
her below the horizon of those on the b
L sinking Titanic He has no idea of ti
I the name of the vessel nor to what
- line she belonged.
LI Not the slightest whisper had 0
gone forth concerning what Boxhall st
would testify to, and his every word 0o
fell upon the multitude crowded in
the marble conference room of the
Senate building as lightning flashes
from a clear sky.
- University, for 20 years strong
young men have gone out over the
country. intense believers in Wood
, row Wilson. The whole United 1
States came to admire him. And]t
> when New Jersey, having been trust- t
> ridden by the Republican party,
, wanted a candidate to lead them,
they turned to Woodrow Wilson and
t nominated him as the Democratic sr
- candidate for governor.
- Then the man went before the peo
pie face to face and promised them
-popular government. He promised
them reform in their' election laws.
He promised to drive out bosses. Hea
e promised them public service im
Sprovements and legislative improve
- ments in the school system. So fullyF
did he carry out his promises, in h
spite of almost overwhelming oppo
sition that he stood squarely by the
- people and forced the legislature tor
- tn ythe rights of the people.
If they nominate the colonel we;
want somebody that can talk against a
him and write against him, and I
Spromise you that he will make Teddy
sorry if he runs against him. There
are too many unwilling to see the
sanctity of the bench destroyed, un
willing to believe that the constitu- h
tion can be wiped out, unwilling to a
let Mr Roosevelt set up a government c
in defiance of the constitution and in t
defiance of law. The great mass of t
people are unwilling to abandon the a
traditions of Washington and rput ev- T
en the colonel in for the balance of
SMy fellow citizens, I have talked J
longer than I intended, but I wanted sj
you to know why I have reached the t
conviction 1 have had With the ap- Il
proval of eGergia on May 1, the ef- ea
fort to defeat Governor Wilson in the A
south will be given up, and he will v
sweep all the southern states. His e
nomination will be assured, and next jt
r November we will put him in the ri
white house. We will place at our Ib
thead a man than whom there has c
t been no greater scholar, or one
with better training for responsibil- I
it-a man who has already shownu
his power as a great administrative t
officer, has always used it to serve a
'the human race. -I present to you p
our next Democratic nominee, the
rnext president of the United States, ec
~ITorpedo Strikes Maryland.
A dispatch from Los Angeles. Cal. t<
L says the united States cruiser Mary
land was struck by a torpedo dur
*r ing torpedo practice Wednesdey.
During the practise in which the tot
tpedo flotilla and submarines fired
e torpedoes at he Maryland, torpedo'es
ith collapsible heads were supposed
eto be used, and it is thought that on~e
-wi:h a solid head was fired by mis
7-Outbreak a Massacre.
The revolution in Fez, the 'Moro- I
Ican capitol. developed into a verita
n ble massacre. It is now known that
15 French officers and 40 soldiers 1
a were killed in the fight with the mu- e
tnous Moorish soldiers while 1 a
Friench citizens were massacred. Onea
Shurt...d Jews were slain.
_Saw~ Many Bodies Float inui.
s.rhe steamer lBremen andi the
-steamer Rhein passed on Saturdlay.
- April 15, in afternOon in the neigh
Le borhood of three large icebergs.
Sighted numerous pieces of wreckage
and a great number of huriian bodies
with life preservers on floating in.i
iUARD THE JUDGE
TORMY DAY MARKS THE TRIAL
OF THE OUTLAWS
VHO SHOT UP THE COURT
udge Staples Presided While Well
Armed Pickets Were Scattered at
Several Points in and About the
Court House to Protect Court from
Another Attack from Outlaws.
Dsperate but fu-.ile efforts were
Lade late Tuesday, according to the
etectives here, to smuggle weapons
1 six members of the Allen clan in
il at Hillsville, Va., Early in the'
ay they had pleaded not guilty to
dictments charging them with five
turders in Carroll county court
ouse on March 14, and their trials
ere set for April 30 at Wytheville,
L an adjacent county The priso
arr will be taken there during the
ight and strict precautions will be
tken during their transfer from
illsville, as the day's developments
owed that the Allens had many
-iends, who might attempt a rescue.
On the pretense of being Intoxicat
1, Wesley Smith attracted attention
round the jail and was locked up.
an altercation with Detective H.
Lucas, Smith drew a dagger, but
e detective knocked him uncon
ious. Smith is said to be a friend
the Allens and his plan is said to
ive been to get into a cell adjacent
Floyd Allen to communicate with
m. Later In the daf at the point
a rifle, Detective E C. Payne
ove J. C. and David Strickland
om the vicinity of the jail. The two
others, who hitherto have been
der suspicion of aiding Sidna Al
n and Wesley Edwards, still at
rge in the mountains were charged
- Payne with loitering in front of
e jail and acting threateningly.
Counsel for the Allens were ap
led to by the Strickland boys, one
them declaring that Payne had
ruck him. The attorneys sought
it Judge Walter R. Staples, who
sited the jail and secured Payne's
rsion of the affair. The judge told
ayne not to relax his vigilance in
iarding the prisoners.
In the court proceedings early
aesday it was decided that the bul
t-searred courthouse of Carroll
ty would not be the scene of the
lien trials. Atto'rneys for the six
embers of the Allen clan thought
Ce lead punctured walls and chairs
ould be prejudicial reminders to a
ry of the tragedy of March 14.
hen the judge, the prosecutor, the
teriff, a juror and a bystander were
ied. The application of the~ de
nse for a change of venue was not
>posed by the prosecution and
idge Staples granted it.
To all indictments the six defend
its pleaded not guilty. Their attor
cys announced a severance of the
ses and the Commo.nwealth will try
loyd Alien first and probably his
ns Claude and Victor, next, then
Es nephews. Friel Allen, Sidna Ed
ards and Byrd Marion. Toward
e close of the d:-.y's proceedings
ference was made to Sidna Allen,
ho with his nephew, Wesley Ed
ards, is s:ill being hunted in the
ountains by detectives.
N. P. Oglesby, of counsel for the
risoners, moved that attachment of
idna Allen's property be dismissed
had been done with the other
risoners. The prosecutor inquired
>w Mr. Oglesby had been selected to
t for Sidna Allen, and if he hrd
immunicated with the latter abou
L subject. The attorney replied
at he was acting for Sidna Allen
the direction of Mrs. Sidna Allen.
ie court reserved decision.
Court i roceedings drew a pic-[
Iresque crowd of mountaineers.
dge Walter R. Staples sat in the
teO chair in which Judge Thorn
n L. 'Massie met his death. Behind!
e rail was a detective, a six-shoot
hung conspicuously on his hip.
mong the six prisoners, as well as
trious strategic points in the smnal
:urtroom, armed pickets were sta
oned. As the crowd filed in the
>m1 Detective Tom Felts, assisted
e Sheriff Edwards, searched all for
Some who had rode in from the
ountains expressed surprise at the
nusual proceedings, but precau
on was not lacking. A cordon of
rmed deputies guarded the six
risoners as they were brought to
e court room. Floyd Allen, on ac
>unt of an injured knee, had to be
irried, hut the other five defend
its strode slowly to the court house
Smarked contrast to the morning of
Farch 4, when they galloped into
wn and defied the law.
As Clerk Goad read the five sepa
ie indictments charging five mur
er, the six defendants listened in
ft'erently and answered in mono
me -'Not Guilty." Reminders of
tcourt house tragedy were numer
is-on the scarred chairs and the
-als. Clerk Goad and Floyd Allen
yet for the first time since their pis
3 duel outside the court house of
larch 1 4. which left a red scar on
he face of Goad and two bullets in
'loyd Allen's knee
As Clerk Goad read the long in
Lten~ts. the scene the court
ouse was one of grim silence, ex
nt for the maneuvers of a big New
oundland dog that slowly crept
round under t1: knees of the spec
ators, calmly surveyed the prisoners
d finally reposed beside the
idre's bench. Not a woman or a ne
ro attended the trial, thcugh many
:erc on the court house green.
Another Notable Perished.
Jonklin 3. 0. Reuchlin, managing
irector of the Holland-American
. -s:p line, peishd with the Ti
CREW REFUSES TO SAIL
DEMANDED THAT GOOD LIFE
BOATS BE PROVIDED.
Despite the Assurance of Officers
That the Supply of Boats Was Am
ple Seamen Kicked.
When the White Star Liner Olym
pic, sister ship to the Titanic, was
ready to sail from Southampton,
England on Wednesday for New
York, 300 firemen and engineroom
workers quit the vessel, declaring
that the collapsible boats on the
Olympic were unseaworthy. The
Olympic is lying off Ryde, Isle of
Wight, with 1,400 pasengers aboard
and no possibility of sailing very
There were reports that some of
the passengers had refused to sail,
but for the present all remain aboard
the vessel. It also was reported soon
after the strike was inaugurated that
the company had succeeded in get
ting men to take the strikers' places,
but this proved to be incorrect
As a matter of fact, the strike has
extended to the crew, which now de
clines to sail with the "blackleg"
firemen, who were brought aboard
and the British Seafarers' union is
supporting the men on this decision.
Pickets are patrolling the docks to
revent the recruiting of "blacklegs."
In an endeavor to have the strikers
return to work, Commander Clarke,
chief of the immigration office In
Southampton, offered to demonstrate
in the Cowes roads that the boats on
the Olympic were absolutely safe.
The men were ready to listen to this
proposition, but later, it is learned,
declared that they would have been
ready to satl if the company had
agreed to demonstrate the seaworthi
ness of the boats at this port. This,
in turn, the company declined to do.
Commander Clarke says that there
are forty-four lifeboats on board the
Olympic, including the collapsible
boats, and that their total seating
capacity is 2,500 which is largely in
excess of the total of the passengers
and crew. While he considers wood
en lifeboats superior, he was satis
fied with all the boats on board.
One of the stokers of the Olympic
aid: "What we demand is that ev
ery one of the lifeboats shall be a
wooden one. Personally, I do not
care, as I am unmarried, but many
of the men have wives and families
and their lives are as valuable as
those of the first class passengers."
QUITE NEAR I TIE TITANIC.
But News of the Disaster Recahed
the Californian Too Late.
The Leyland steamer Californian
which has just arrived at Boston
was less than 20 miles from the ill
rated White Star liner Titanic, when
the latter foundered on the morning
of April 15 Capt. Lord, of the Cali
fornian, said that had he known of
the Titanic's plight, all the latter's
passengers could have been saved.
That his ship was the steamer report
ed to have passed within five miles of
sinking liner and to have disregarded
sgnals for help, Capt. Lord denied
"I figure that we were from 17 to
20 miles distant from the Titanic
that night," said he.
"About 10:30 that Sunday night
we steamed into an immense ice
field," said Captain Lord, "and im
mediately, as a matter of safety, our
engines were shut down to wait for
daylight. With the engines stopped,
the wireless was, of course, not work
ing, so we heard nothing of the Ti
tanic's plight until the next morning.
Then the news came in a message
from the Virginian. On receipt of
the message we started immediately
for the scene of the disaster.'
FDITOR SHOT AND KILLED.
Murderer a Russian Crazed by the
At Spokane, Wash., E. H. Roth
rock, city editor of the Spokane
Chronicle, was shot and killed in his
editorial room by Richard Aleck, a
Russian laborer Aleck first told the
police he had been on the Titanic and
then that he had been on the Carpa
thia and mumbled: "Tnere had been
too much printed about the disast
er." Hie woulel give no other reason
for the crime. Aleck walked quietly
into the Chronicle local room and
askd for the editor. As Rothrock
walked towards him, Aleck drew a
revolver and shot him in the breast.
Rothrock died within five minutes.
The murderer later told the police he
was 40 years old and came to this
country four years ago
Pours Hot Coff'ee in Ears.
Because he failed to do the bid
ding of his wife, R. B. Hayes, of La
Porte. Ind., will, lose his hearing.
Hayes rushed to a physicians office
with the statement that his wife -had
poured boiling coffee in his ears in a
fit of passion. Examinationl disclos
ed the fact that the man's eardrums
had been destroyed, leaving him en
cild Burned to D~eath.
While he and his companions were
playing with matches in the front
ard of his home. Frank Sparling
Seely, the four-year-Old sonl of Mrs.
. A. Seely, of Norfolk, Va., was so
badly burned Tuesday afternoon that
e died that night.
Crazed by the Wreck.
Affected by the Titanic disaster,
her mind filled with constant pic
tures on the sea tragedy, Mrs. H. U.
Spueher, a wealthy St. Louis wo
man threw herself from the Venice
pie ealyTusay and was drown
CLOSE CALL FOR SHIPS
STEAMER CRETON RAN INTO THE
Crashed in Dense Fog at Sea But
Fortunately No Disaster Resulted
to Either Ship.
With a hole in her starboard quar
ter five feet by ten feet and extend
ing to within two feet of the water
line, the Clyde liner Iroquis came into
Charleston Sunday night after the
narrowest escape of her career. Dur
ing a heavy fog at 11 o'clock Sun
day night, eight miles east of Look
out shoals, the steamer Cretan of the
'erchants' and Miners' line struck
her iron prow into the Iroquois' side,
crushing the heavy plates like paper
and smashing througn a bulkhead
into the sleeping quarters between
decks. The two ships separated and
after a nexamination had been made
of the damage to the Iroquois, she
proceeded on her way. The Cretan
settled somewhat by zne head after
the collision and tMere was some
thought of transferring her passen
gers to the Iroquois. The hole, how
ever, was stopped with mattresses
and other material and it was decid
ed that the ship could take care of
herself. The Ocean Steamship liner
St. Louis stood by to render any as
Despite the shock of the collision
and the great size of the wound that
was made in the Iroquois' side, there
was little excitement among the pas
sengers aboard the ship. Some of
them, in fact, did not even know that
the vessel had been in collision until
after morning had come and it was
evident that no serious results were
to be feared. Six med, however, oc
cupying berths forward and on the
starboard side between decks, had a
narrow escape, the beak of the Cretan
breaking through the bulkhead and
almost into their berths.
While the Iroquois is seriously
damaged she was able, to proceed to
Jacksonville under her own steam
Capt. Ingram of the Iroquois, in
his report of collision, states simply
that there was a thick fog at the
time and the vessels were off Cape t
Lookout. According to information
fiom other sources, the Iroquois
beard the Cretan's whistle and mis
took it for the whistle of the Look
out lightship. As the liner turned
to avoid the supposed lightship the
Cretan forged forward out of the fog I
and struck the Iroquois.
The Cretan passed the Virginia
Capes off her way to Baltimore as
4:40 o'clock Monday afternoon. It t
is reported that the Cretan had a
hole stove in her bow three feet be- E
low the water line but took on no
water. The Iroquois had a hole stove
in her side near the stern.
the hospital in Mexico City.
i so 1(
BRYAN MAY RUN AGAIN. .
Should the Republicans Nominate
The visit of William Jennings Bry- i
an to Washington Wednesday ands
his conferences there with the va-a
rious party leaders, particularly ins
the senate, was followed there by e
widespread discussion of the possi-ji
bility that the distinguished Nebras-e
kan might again be the democratic f
candidate for President
Mr. Bryan frankly stated to inter-s
viewers that he was not a candidate
for the nomination in any sense of t
the word and that it was difficult for
him to conceive of any circumstances f
under which he might be a candidate
for the nomination. Hie said there I
were plenty of other progressives in
the party from whom a selection1
could be made.
Despite these public utterances,
some democratic senators in discuss-I
ing their Informal talks with Mr.
Bryan were inclined to the .belief that
under certain conditions Mr. Bryan.
would not decline the nomination. In
short the impression left was that if
Col. Roosevelt should be the Republl-t
can nominee. Mr. Bryan would like 1
once more to take the field against
RETURNS TO FACE CHARGE
Beach Comes Back From Europe
With His Wife.
Frederich 0. Beach and Mrs.
Beach reached New York'on Wednes
day on the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm
1 from a trip abroad, where Mr.
Beach learned that he was wanted in
Aiken, S. C.. for trial on the charge
of having atacked Mrs. Beach there
on February 26. 'Mrs. Beach's hand
rested in her husband's arm as they'
descended the gangway of the steam
e'. Mr. Beach declined to say any
thing about the case. Pasengers on
the steamship said the couple kept to
their cabin most of the time.
Sparrow Causes Trouble.
Two fighting English sparrows!
caused the death of Jacob Doll, a
prosperous farmer living near Clark s
burg. W. Va., this week. Hie was
sleeping on his front porch when the
birds swooped violently upon his
neck. The beak or talon of onc
caught in his flesh, tore a hole in the
jugular vein and caused him to bleed
ind~ Woman and Fire House.
In the guise of telephone repair
men, robbers gained entrance to tihe
house of Mrs. E. A. Clark, in Chica
go, this week and forced her to give
en her jewels and nearly $1,000 in
cash. They tied her to a table in the
basement and set fire to the house.
Firemen broke down the doors with
axes and rescued Mrs. Clark uncon
HOSPITAL IS BURNE.
PATIENTS ARE TAKEN DOWN LAD
DERS AND SAVED.
SOME NARROW ESCAPES
Fire Caused by the Carelessness of
the Driver of an Oil Wagon, Who
Threw Lighted Match Near a Can
Which He Had Just Delivered
Causing an Explosion.
The hospital at Anderson, a three
tory, brick building constructed 4
Fears ago at a cost of $50,000, was
:ompletely destroyed late Thursday
fternoon. The fire originated fron
. white man, an oil wagon driver
i lighted match carelessly thrown by
ear a can of kerosine which he hac
just deposited on the side porch
The kerosine was ignited and a
tank of gasoline nearby expidded
:hrowing flames in every direction
rhe negro orderly was the first tc
liscover the fire, and he hurriedly
informed the superintendent, Miss
LJtes, who in a composed manner In
tructed the nurses to help her gel
:he patients out of the building.
All patients who were well enough
:o walk were led from their beds tc
:he elevator and were taken to the
round in safety. Six other -patients
vho had undergone operations in the
.ast day or two, were too weak tc
ielp themselves and these were car
ied to the ground by ladders put up
:o second-story windows.
The flames so rapidly spread over
he building that no time was given
he rescuers to even bring bed
othes around the patients as they
assed them through the windows.
our patients were brought to the
round In nude condition.
Miss Janie Langley of Mount Car
nel, a nurse, who was operated on
rhursday morning and who occupied
room on the second floor in the
ear of the building, narrowly escap
d being burned to death. She
creamed for help and Dr. Lee San
ers and Charlie Sanders attempted
o reach her room through the hall,
vhich was in a blaze.
As the men opened the door lead
ng to the room of the patient the
lames burst through and drove
hem back. They hurried to the
round and by means of a ladder
eached a window of the room and
hrough the window the sick wo
nan was take nto safety. A few
ninutes' delay would have been fa
al to Miss Langley.
Judge W. F. Cox, who was operat
d on Wednesday, was taken from a
econd story window, as were Mrs.
H. Ferguson, Mrs. Bush Adams,
,Irs. E. K. Todd, Miss Corrie Mc
auley and Miss Langley. Miss
linkscales, a nurse, who remained
.t her post on the second floor until
11 the patients were safe, descended
n the ladder just in time before
eing cut off from escape.
Mrs. Ada ms, one of the patients
>rought down a ladder, was in a dy
ng condition, and it is feared that
he will succumb. The fire did not
.dd to the seriousness 3f her case, as
he was in a condition past appre
ating the excitement. A negro wo
nan had just been taken off the op
rating table and had not recoverd
rom the anaesthesia. In an uncon
cious condition she was removed to
Other patients in the hospital at
e time were: Mrs. Jennie Hancock,
drs. A. C. Sloan, D. 3. Watson and
our negro women. For a time it
vas feared that Mrs. Hancock had
ost her life in the flames, as sh~
ould not be located. It developed
ater that she saw the flames, and al
bough in a sick and weak condition,
he managed to escape on foot, and
roceeded to house next door, where
he was found after a search.
An incident of the fire was when
dTiss tes, the Superintendent, held a
adder in her arms to lengthen it to
mable a man to get in a window on
he second floor to rescue some of
he patients. Miss Uites, who is of
,eptional strength, held the lad
ler by herself as the rescuer and the
atient came down the ladder to the
Two patients, Mrs. J. P. Massesy
tnd Mrs. Fannie Couch, had been
lismissed from the hospital and had
ot gotten out of sight of the build
g when the fire was discovered. In
ill there were 12 patients in the
uilding, and everyone of them was
-escued and no serious effect upon
:heir condition is anticipated' from
A Young Grandmother.
Mrs. Patrick Lyne, aged 29 years,
>f Victor, Col., is believed to be the
:oungest grandmother in the United
states. Her daughter, Mrs. A. D.
arrity, aged 15, has just given birth
a nine and a half pound baby boy.
Mrs. Lyne's great-grandfather is still
iing. He has twelve children, all
iving, the youngest being 23 years
Three Elieid in Tornado.
Three persons arc known to hav4
been killed, at least a score injured
tnd several farm houses and village
lwiligs were wrecked Sunda3
when a tornado, which formed in thE
vieintiy of Yukon, near Oklahom:
Vity, swept in a northeasterly direc
tion through the counties of Okla
boma and Logan, Okla.
lHold Up in New York Cafe.
Entering a restaurant on Nem
York's East side, four highwaymnel
covered Morris Last with revolvers
and forced him to give up jewelra
and money aggregating $700 in val
ue. They hacked out of the room
warning thirty other diners to makh
no outcry, and made their escape ii
SUNK BY AN ILE Lh
ANOTHER STEAMER MEETS THE
FATE OF THE TITANIC
Norwegian Steam Freighter Reports
Seeing Unknown Steamer in Dis
tress, Which Went Down.
Officers of the Norwegian steam
ship Romsdel, which is in dry dock
at New York Thursday after a trip
made perlious by field ice, believe
that they witnessed the sinking of a
freight ship of about 8.000 tons in
latitude 45.5, longitude 57.10, 400
miles north of the Titanic's grave, on
March 26. The identity of the sunk
en ship is not known.
The Romsdel's attention was at
tracted to the distress ship soon af
ter nightfall when the vessel began
sending up rockets showing that help
was needed. Capt. Heil ordered
that the Romsdel be headed for the
scene and his ship was run into the
ice field with as much speed as possi
ble, but she had not gone far before
she had six or seven holes in her hull
which allowed much water to enter
Meanwhile the rockets continued
te ascend from the ship in distress,
but the Romsdel was helpless, for
she too was fast in the ice. About
midnight the rockets from the other
vessel stopped and soon after her
lights were seen to disappear be
neath the waves. When daylight
broke those on board the Romsdel
were unable to find any trace of the
For three days the Romsdel was a
prisoner in the ice. She finally work
ed her way out with six more holes
in her hull and her propeller blades
broken. Temporary repairs were
made but it was necessary to keep
the crew at the pumps constantly. On'
her arrival at New York she was
dry-docked and is now undergoing
REIGN OF TERROR IN MEXICO.
Murder and Arson Are of Almost
Murder and- arson are crimes of
almost daily occurrence in the ban
dit infested regions of the west
of Mexico, according to American
refugees, who arrived at San Fran
cisco, Thursday on the Pacific mail
steamer City of Panama. Women
and children of families of American
planters h, d engineers, were taken
aboard at Mazatlan, Acapulco, San
Blas and other ports.
They declared a reign of terror
extending over almost the entire
coast and gave an account of capture
of Acapulco by bandits after the cit
izens had been able to offer only
$10,000 of $20,000 demanded. Mrs.
Leila Steele, of New York, wife of a
civil engineer employed on a large
plantation, who boarded the vessel
t Salina Cruz, said American resi
ents of the Salina Cruz district lived
in daily terror for their lives.
'Mrs. Ida Gerton of Texas, who
boarded the vessel at Salina Cruz,
said anarchy prevailed near Lucretia,
whence she came, and that she be
lieved many Americans were killed.
"Railroad bridges have been blown
up," said Mrs. Gerton, "ranch houses
farms and stores are being robbed
nd their defenders shot out of pro
ALMOST A MIRACLE.
other and Babe Separated in Life
boat Are Re-United.
Mrs. Leah Aks and her infant, sur
vivors of the Titanic disaster, arriv
ed at Norfolk, Va., Thursday, but the
woman was too ill to talk and had to
go to bed. Mrs. Aks. came to Amer
ica to join her husband, S. Aks, a
tailor who had never seen their
child. It was the Aks Infant that
was recovered by the mother on the
Carpathia after she had given it up
as lost. The infant having been ta
ken from the mother by a frantic
man, fell into the lap of a woman
survivor in a lifeboat as it was toss
ed over the side of the Titanic. The
mother, who fainted, was placed in
BRYAN SPEAKS FOR WILSON
Will Speak ini Georgia . and Florida
for the Gorernor.
A special dispatch to the News and
Courier from Washington says the
Clark men there including the speak
er himself, are disturbed at the an
nouncement that William Jennings
B~ryan Is going to Georgia and Flor
ida to make speeches in behalf of
Woodrow Wilson's candidacy for the
Denocratic nomination. Up to this
time the Speaker has left the field in
Georgia and Florida to Underwood
and Wilson, but he and his managers
do not see how Mr. Bryan, in view of~
Nebraska's course in instructing her
Idelegation for Clark, can ceak for'
Mule Objected to Amonia.
Daniel White, of Elm1sford. N. Y.,
was driving through Greenville when
JTerry, his mule, stopped and refus
ed to be budged. A teamster suggest
ed holding ammonia to his nostrils.
White tried it. e is thought to
have a fair chance for recovery. On
ly two ribs are broken and he can see1
fairly well out of one eye.
' illed by Lightning.
A young white boy, Lonnie Baker,
wa struck and killed by a bolt of
lightning at his home, in Holly
Springs, N. C. The boy was sitting
by the fireplace when the bolt camne
down the chimney killing him in
stantly None of the other members.
the family were hurt.
MUM UP I LilT
ROOSEVELT AND THE HARVESTER
ATERED TO . P. MORiAN
Correspondence Relative to Prosecu
tion of Alleged Harvester Trust,
Tending to Show Roosevelt's Ca.
tering to Morgan Interests Brought
to Light in the Senate.
The confidential correspondence
which passed between President
Roosevelt, Atorney General Bona
parte and Commissioner Herbert
Knox Smith, of the bureau of corpo
rations, in 1907, about a government.
suit against the International Har
vester Company, was sent out to the
Senate from the files of the depart
ment of justice
One letter from Col. Roosevelt to
Mr. Bonaparte, written from- Oyster
Bay on August 22, 1907, said that
the Colonel had had conferences with
George W. Perkins about the com
pany's affairs, directed Mr. Bona
parte not to file the suit then, but to
go over the matter with Commis
sioner Smith and Mr. Perkins.
A letter from Commissioner Smith
to the Colonel on September 21 told
of conferences with Mr. Perkins and
stated Commissioners Smith's ob-.
jections to a prosecution at that time.
The commissioner wrote that he
thought the question of the compa
ny's guilt or innocence was merely a
technical question and told of a con
ference with Mr Perkins on August
C'ommissioner Smith wrote that
Mr. Perkins concluded with great,
emphasis "that If after all the en
deavors of this company and the oth
er Morgan interests to uphdld the
policies of the administration and to
adopt theif methods of modern pub
Licity this company was now going to
be attacked in a purely technical
-ase, the interests here presented
were 'going to fight.' " Further on
In the sme letter Mr. Smith wrote:
"While the :administration has
never hesitated to grapple with any
fnancial interests, no matter how
reat, when it is believed that a sub
stantial wrong is being committed,
aevertheless it is a very practical
luestion whether it is well to throw
tway now the great influence of the
o-called Morgan interests which, up
:o this time have supported the ad
rancd policy of the Administration,
both in geneeal principles and the
application thereof in their specific
nterests, and to place them general
.y in opposition. I believe Mr. Pei
kins statement that his interesfa\
would necessarily be driven into ac
:ive opposition was a sincere one and
n fact, I can hardly see how those
reat interests can take any other at
titude should (this sprosecuticin be
tarted and the final adoption of this
olicy be made public."
In another portion of the letter
lommissioner Smith reported Mr.
erkins as having said substantially
:hat "the Standard Oil people in New
~ork were giving him tihe laugh for
aving thought he was trying to be
ood and keep solid with the admin
stration and now he was going to
;et the same dose as the others"
Vith the correspondence was a letter
rom William Loeb, Jr., the Presi
ent's secretary, making an appoint
nent for Mr. Bonaparte to talk the
Hope of dissolving the $140,000,
) 00 International Harvester Coin
Jany without a fight in the Courts
das been practically abandoned. A
suit against the corporation under
he Sherman anti-trust law probably
will be filed at Chican about the
middle of next week There remains
one bare possibility, however, that
an agreement may be reached, but
those familiar with the problem have
lost expectations that the govern
ment and the corporation will bridge
the differences as to a plan of disin
President Taft was apprised of the
situation at a conference with 'Messrs.
ekersham, Fowler and Bancroft. It
understood he hagreed that the
plans for disintegration so far sub
itted could not be accepted by the
3overnment. The crux of the whole ,
lificulty, it is believed, lies in the
~ontention of the harvester company.
hat the McCormack and Deering
~ompanies, which are subsidiaries,
should not be separated in any
scheme of reorganization. The gov
arnment wanted these integral parts
Switchman Eills Bartender.
At Macon, Ga., T. W. Malone, a
railroad switchman. walked into the
bar of the Seminole club, a locker
club. Monday and shot and killed
i Hodiges, the bartender. Malone
later was arrested at his home. He
told the police he had been robbed of
$10 while at the club and accused
the bartender of taking the money.
Wants to Break the Solid South.
If Col. Roosevelt gains the nomina
ton for president, he said at Greens
boro, N. C., Monday he will come to
the South in an effort to win it over.
He made claim to the support of the
Democrats as well as the Republi
cans, and said that he woold embark
upon a determined campaign to
break up the "solid South"
Couple's first Quarrel Fatal.
After living in peace for 50 years
Mr. and M~rs. Bentley, or Siloam
Springs. Ark.. had their first quarrel
over the div ision of their estate,
which was worth $100,000. At the
height of the dispute he killed his
wife nd then himself.