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liE 811011 Up TFM'i
WHO IS BEHIND HIS CAMPAIEN
AND WHY THEY ARE
LINE UP Of THE TRUSTS
Congressman cKinley. President
Taft's Campaign Manager, Makes
Public the Names of the Trust
Magnates and Millionaires Who
Are Putting Up the Money for
Roosevelt's Campaign Expenses.
A Washington Dispatch to the
Charlotte Observer zys the war
among the Republicans, with Presi
dent Taft, Former President Roose
velt and Senator La Follette as the
presidential candidates. is the most
bitter internal party row in years.
The Democrats, in their fifteen years
of factional troubles, have not seen
anything like the conditions that
now prevail in the Republican camp.
Director McKinely, of the national
Taft bureau, and Chairman Dixon, of
the national Roosevelt committee, are
going it like monkeys and parrots.
The Taft people were comparatively
tame until the vote of the Pennsyl
vania primaries was counted, and
then they woke up. The fatherly
restraint of -President Taft was for
gotten by 'Mr. IcKinley and Colonel
Roosevelt and 'Mr. Dixon roasted
roundly. Day by day the war has in
creased in fury.
President Taft has been persuaded
to join his supporters in this fight
against Roosevelt. April 25, just five
days before the 'Massachusetts pri
maries, he will speak at Springfield,
Worcester and Boston, giving names
and dates, in reply to attacks made
upon him by Colonel Roosevelt. Pres
ident Taft decided to make war on
Roosevelt after long and caretul de
liberation. The Roosevelt speeches iM
Illinois and Pennsylvania angered the
President but the dignity of his posi
tion restrained him. The situatior
has changed. The attacks made in
Nebraska have caused Mr. Taft to re
verse his policy.
In speeches to be delivered at
Springfield, Worcester and Boston,
President Taft has agreed to tell the
people of 'Maassachusetts something
about Colonel Roosevelt that the pub
lic generally does not know things.
Mr. Taft will give a list of a few
that Colonel Roosevelt insisted upon
him doing. It is predicted that the
President will strike from the should
er, and give secrets that he would
not have divulged had it not been for
the bitter fight made on him by Col
onel Roosevelt in Illinois, Pennsyl
vania and Nebraska.
At the White House it is said that
Colonel Roosevelt is being backed
by the steel trust and the Interna
tional Harvester Trust. The President
has information that important steel
trust officials are working desperately
to help nominate Roosevelt. Met
who run steel plants controlled by
the trust are coercing their men tc
vote in primaries for Roosevelt, i
the charge made.
The steel trust, it is claimed, at the
White House, has gone over tc
Roosevelt officially and will support
him actively wherever it can do so.
It is charged that George WV. Per
kins of New York, has already con
tributed $200,000O to the Roosevelt
campaign, and has collected large
sums from other men connected with
the steel and harvester trusts. More
than $1,000.000, most of which came
from the -Perkins trusts, it is said,
has been contributed for the Roose
velt war on the President.
Mr. Taft, his supporters claim, will
tell the people something about
Roosevelt within the next few weeks.
Director McKinley, of the Taft bu
reau approves of the President's new~
program. He opened up on the Col
onel lust after the Roosevelt land
slide in Pennsylvania, and has been
giving names and figures since.
"Who has the most to gain and
who would most appreciate the re
nomination and re-election of Theo
dore Roosevelt to a third termi in the
White House?" asked Director Mc
Kinley of the Taft Bureau. "Here is
the answer," he said, giving out the
"The United States Steel Corpora
tion now being sued by the Taft
administration for violations of the
anti-trust laws exactly as Theodore
Roosevelt sued the Standard Oil Co'n
pany for the same reason.
"The International Harvester Camt
-pany, suit against which was sup
pressed by Theodore Roosevelt but
which is being forced to disintegrate
voluntarily or face a law suit by the
"Dan R. Hanna, of Cleveland,
newspaper publisher, who has been
indicted by the Taft administration
"George WV. Perkins. director of
the United States Steel Corporation
and of the International Harvester
Company, whose friendship laid the
groundwork for the absortion ofth
Tennessee Coal and Iron Compan by
the steel trust and who is ntow 'i
nancing the Roosevelt cae ign b
means of personal contribuinad
a Wall Street syndicate.
"Frank A. Munsey, m a'-'ie and
newspaper publisher, who as ':rai
ed' Perkins in steel st't :nnIpul
tions and made a fortune.
'"Truman H. Newberry, a Pmillin
aire automobile manufacturer.
"'Alexander Revell, a millionire
"Gifford Pinehot. a mtillionaire b:
inheritance, who wants to be Secre
tary o' the Interior.
'The Standard 0i! Comp~anv which
has its eye on -h osuur oil lands
in Oklahoat, wott :ilios.
"Covernor C'h-r!-s Osbo-ne of
Michigan. a mlhui:::-r 1l::ny.rman
and reputed large owne'r of st-el
"Chauncey Dmv'y, . l~::~
ranchman of Chienu'o.
"Alexander 5. C'b1 n - im '
carpet manufacuew ii-:
ested in the "ool& hdueo
"Cecil Lyon of ws a
ranchm'anl, whose w-orkb
scenes in Oklahtoma. Ida :
Texas politics and 'exican conce
sions is most intetrestinZ
"Thomas Niedr-inghaius and Waitecr
Dickey, Missouri millionaires.
"W. S. Edwards. of West Virginia.
a reativ of Theodore Roosevelt, Tho
FOUR WHITE FIENIDS ATTAC>i
YOUNG WX11ITE ADW.
The Brutes Entered a House NeM
Greer and Cri:nainaly Assaulte
One of tile ccupanits.
News reached Greenville Sunda)
night of a horrible offelnce, said t<
h:e ben perpeZ rated upol a youn,
white woman by four white men
tout midnight Sa:urday, at th<
one mile north of Greer, i
rtanburg county. The police a
Greer nt .fied the.Greenville author
es Sunday night of the affair an
rqested themt to be on the lookou
for the men.
T'aeir names and other data wer
:'urished the police. It was state<
tt e Spartanburg police hav<
een advised of the matter and re
;ues:ed to keep on the watchout fo
the parties. A warrant was swor1
ot for the men before Magistrat,
'ienderson, of Spartanburg County
and his constables have been in pur
suit Sunday. Sunday night commin
ication was established with the po
lice at Greer and narticulars of th
alleged crine secured.
According to the story of the Gree
':olice, four white men went to th
home of a white man. one mile fro1
Greer. abot 11":20 or 12 o'cloc1
aturday night. The man of th
house was no: at home, having gon
c Spartanburg to see a sick brothex
!is wife and a single woman abou
years of age. either a sister or
s:ter-in-law, were alone in th
touse. Tie men are said to hav
:rced an entrance to the house.
Their approaches were resented b
:he two women and a lively struggi
ensued. One of them is said to hav
struck the married woman over th
head with a lantern and felled hei
This woman is said to have recovei
-d from the blow and rushed out an
:o the house of a neighbor. In th
meantime. it is said, the men too
A boy with a shotgun. it seems. r(
sponded to the woman's cries fa
help and took up his position at th
house. Very soon, it is said. the me
returned to the house and disarme
he boy. They are said to have the
seized the young woman and carrie
1er to a nearby patch of wood!
where they acconplished their pu
Fiends; Are Caught.
After an exciting chase, Claud
Wright. P.en and Boyce Littlefiel
white, charged with attempting t
criminally assault a white woma
near Greer Saturday night, were cal
ured by Sheriff W. J. White, c
Spartanburg county, Monday afte1
noon and brought to Spartanburg o
,he eight o'clock train and lodged i
the county jail.
TORNAD)O VISITS GEORGIA.
Sweeps Through Jarsper. Newton an
A dispatch from Newborn. Ga
says six persons were killed an
scores of others injured in a cycloni
which swept this section of the Stat
early Tuesday. Demolished house
and dead live stock were left in th
storm. which tore a streak thre4
guarters of a mile wide through Ja!
per. Ne:w anood n31r ..:; etao
per, Newton and MIorgan counties.
The dead: W. W. Durden, Jo!
\laxey, Ed Maxey, aged 11, his son
Dock Maxey, another son; two ut
Mrs. W. W. Durden and fou
grandchildren, who were in the Du:
den home when It was blown dowr
are all so severly injured they ar
not expected to live. Mrs. Durdern
ace was crushed, two limbs wer
broken and a hole~ was torn in he
Two negroes living near the Di
'ens had their home blown dowI
nd every thread of clothing strippe
from their bodies. Four churche
and school houses were destroyed.
If a layman had suggested that it
stead of coal be mined the mine
should be piped and set on fire an
he gas thus generated be conveye
to houses he would have been con
sidered a visionary crank. Yet thi
a what Sir William Ramsey has jus
advised and he is at the very head c
Sir William contends that to thu
urn a mine into a great gas retor
would do away with most of th
underground lahor with its danger
cad hardship, that it would be th
most economical way of using th
coal, and that it would be far mor
convenient and pleasant for house
holders and manu1'acturers.
In other words Sir William Rlam
ey would do by human aid wha
nature does di:rectly in many section
of this country in its natural ga
wlls. Startling as the suggestico
may be there is much to commten
:. especially when one thinks of th
irmense depths at which Englis
coal is now worked.
In addition to furnishing gas diree
o cities it is proposed to genera:
e~ilyat the nit's mouth an
met.Of course, if the projec
a-eralies.it will still be neces
r. wv~ok quite a number of mine
o prvide coal for steamships ani
I I In s 'i
m' th T i:::nic disas trr'ar e t o t
je .0:1 s.: worhanhs by th
ni:: 'o : V Ilmr. iii ine a e oin
ieFnc ':,. d? years oridt
nsor o to~rso.aLo an
ndard Oil suock.
- years nd trie ate
s neghbr shen onthe o:her, fo:
ble and delici'ous truit, with the
oudn fao nn the combination.
CRUELLY TORTURED AND SLAIN
BY MEXICAN BANDITS
A WOMAN WAS TORTURED
leople at the Mercy of Bandits, Say
Passengers Arriving by Steamer at.
Galveston-American Citizen Be
headed for Failure to Give Over
Money Demanded by Desperidoes.
Forty-seven passengers, all but one
citizens of the United States, who ar
rived at Galveston Tuesday morning i
from Vera Cruz on the steamer Tex
as, tell of alleged torture and assas
sinations of Americans in the Repub- I
lie. All the refugees left their lands. (
homes, furniture and everything they
possessed, except enough money for
passage and :he clothes on their
. backs. Among the eatire number
. there are only four or five who have
-I. 11. Ish tells of the murder of an
American citizen named Wait.
"Mr. Wait was a neighbor to me,"
z said 1r. Ish. "He had sold several
head of catle and hidden the money.
A band of desperadoes came to his
bacienda and demanded money. Fail
ing to get it they deliberately be
headed him with their machetes,
t herd-d his cattle together and drove
them off. There are many instances
just like this.
e "We lived in a little settlement
where a colony of eleven American
families had founded the town of
e Sanburn. All of these eleven fami
e lies left because we were afraid to
e remain longer, knowing we would be
kiled or tortured. I am 64 years old.
i went to -exico onie year ago, put
d all I had, $1,650 in land and im
e provements there and to-day I have
only this (showing his two hands)
and the clothes on my back.
'Before leaving we fled our claims
r for damages with the American con
e sul in Mexico City."
n John T. McGee. a wealthy planter,
d who went to Mexrco two years ago,
Sreturned to America minus more
d than $20.000 and left behind land,
cattle and live stock.
Mr. McGee tells of cruelties prac
ticed on an American woman now in
"The bandits visited the home of
Mr. Shay. one of my neighbors, about
Sa week before I left the settlement,"
said 'Mr. icGee, "and demanded
money and guns. He gave them $12
an'd one gun, saying that was all he
bad on the place.
"The bandits then left, but re
turned to Shay's place and demanded
more money and arms. Not being giv
en the money and guns they took
Mrs. Shay tied her and began beating
Mr. Shay and his son, to stop the
torture, gave four guns and $800 in
dmoney to the desperadoes, who after
a final .beating of the woman, left
the place. Mrs. Shay was badly in
,jured and she had to be carried to
d the hospital at Mexico City, where it
, was found that nearly every bone in
e her feet had been broken. She is in a
s serious condition.
e "What has been true of the Shay
-family has been likewise true of
-~ scores of other Americans and by
i staying there we took e-tr lives in our
hands. The bandits are everywhere.
. The Mfexican government is not able
tto quiet these bandits and many
-Amerioans believe that the Madero
forces so dislike the Americans that
r wvould rather permit the brigandage
-than try and stop It. Whenever ru
,rales are- near the bandits disperse,
e but there is rarely a shot fired."
s Practically every man on board the
e Texas had a like tale to tell of exper
r ience there. Two men who rode horse
back into Vera Cruz, after abandon
-ing everything they possessed except
, their horses and their guns, tell of
d meeting four armed bandits in a nar
s row pass en route. "The only rea
son we are here," said one of the men
"is because we were lucky enough to
beat them to It."
"Everywhere you go, xcept right in
t he largest cities, you will find de
serted farms. houses burned. live
dstock stolen and in many instances.
the decaying and headless bodies of
their owners are left lying about. The
-bandits are in such large numbers
and so scattered over the interior
that to resist them is useless. The
5Americans have just to give up ev
erything to them when they come to
esettlements, no matter how well arm
ed1 they may be."
eAn Unwise Suggestion.
eThe suggestion made by some
- eminent educators that various Ian
guages should be taught in the public
- school, provided that a reasonable
t number of parents asked for it, is
5 not likely to find favor.
S Apart from the additional cost it
.1 would involve there are other and
i greater objections. We need in this
country greater homogenity, not less.
1 Already, and especially in our large
cities, there are whole colonies of
various foreign born and foreign
Sspeakihng peoples. They retain in
large measure their foreign peculiar
-ities and do net become thoroughly
t A merican in thought, spirit and ac
- tion. To have the teaching of mod
ern Greek, or Syriac, or Bulgarian
and a host of other languages made
compulsory whenever a certain num
her of parents might demand it,
w ould but pierpetuate the evil.
If parents want children to prne
serve their mother tongue, well and
good, let them teach it at home.
tAmerica is for Americans and its
sp~'eech is the English tongue, and
the public school is the place where I
:''"risng generation, whether home
or foreign born, are to be taught to!
- .ec'ome true Americans. and their
ommron speech the language of the1
co n ry Of course certain Ian
.:ua'tes like German, French and
Lat in my we'll he taught, because
tithemeal discipline they impart
Ir for their lite'rary excellences.
'IThe cruel gree~d of some manufac
turers and other interested parties
wa seen in the persistent fight made
against the congressional hill to tax
the phosphorous match out of exist
ence. That workaren employ'ed. in -
mking such matches suffer dreadful-,e
lv "rom the "phossy jaw" disease is
rothin~ to those people who lust for
FARMER'S REST FRiENU
1HE SLAUGHTER OF THE BIRDS
COST THEM 31MLLIONS.
f It Was Not for the Feathered
Tribe the Insects Would Eat Up
All the Crops.
No species of wild creatures cau
vithstand exploitation for commer
ial purposes. On every case it means
peedy extermination. Even the
vhales of the sea cannot survive the
nodern steam whaler and terrible
arpoon gun. A hundred years ago
here were millions of American
ison; millions of fur seal, passen
er pigeons, grouse and quail. There
Vas the South African elephant with
ut number; the Guadalupe elephant
eal. the great auk, the egrets of
-'lorida and Mexico, the mule deer of
.olorado, the alligators of the South
and the beavers of the North.
Where are they all? Destroyed,
nnihilated, exterminated by greedy
Lnd rapacious men? Well, yes, but
voman-lovely woman-is an acces
ory after the fact. Her philapthrop
c sympathy is of little value while
ier hats are decorated with plumes
nd feathers that could only have
een obtained by acts of the utmost
:ruely. The question has been rais
d, how long will the farmers of
Anierica continue to stand for the
;ale of the bodies of their best friends
Wild creatures play an important
?conomic part in the affairs of the
vorld, for which we all pay in high
prices of food. Many places even
iow are deserts because wild life has
been exterminated and the insects
eft to devour the vegetation. If ev
,ry bird in the world were suddenly
wiped out of existence, the earth
would, within a priod of ten years,
become uninhabitable for man. This
fact has been verified in Australia.
here, whole districts in which the
birds have been annihilated and
which were once a beautiful table
land, are now given over to grubs
and other insects, and been abandon
,d by agriculturists as a place of hab
The foundation of wealth in this
country is agriculture and forestry.
inder the growth of either and pros
perity is injured to a like degree.
Losses to farm crops from insects
and rodent pests amount to over a
billion dollars yearly. It, therefore,
becomes vitally necessary not only
for the farmer but for everyone else
to know the relation of wild life,
especially birds, to agriculture and
The bob-white is the most valuable
and important wild bird in existence
for the American home, garden and
farm. It does practically no harm
whatever and seems to specialize on
the pestiferous insects and weed
seeds. Its large size, compared with
other Insectivorous birds, renders It
capable of doing an amount of good
service which few people realize.
From different crops representing a
single meal-and the bird probably
fills its crop from six to ten times a
day-have been taken 300 seeds of
smartweed; 500 of sheep sorrel; 1,
000 of ragweed; 5,000 of pigeon
grass; 10,000 of pigweed; a table
spoonful of chinch hugs and over 100
Feeding tests with a pet bob-white
ben reveal the possibilities of the
bird's work in a garden or field. One
day, 50 adult potato beetles; anoth
er, 1,286 rose slugs; another, 5,000
plant lice and 568 mosquitoes in two
hours. In addition to th. above the
bird is known to feed upon the cotton
worm, the boll worm, the Mexican
cotton boll weevil, cut worms, cab
bage worms, cucumber beetles,
squash bugs, grasshoppers and crick
ets, army worms and the Hessian fly.
[I the estimate, $795,100,000 annual
damage to farm crops in the United
tates from insect ravages is correct
-and it is much too low, If anything
-the bob-white alone might save us
over half this amount if people would
:ly give it a chance. Other tens of
millions would be saved in weed seed
estruction. The bob-white is a so
iable bird, makes a charming pet
id, if protected, will "home" about
the house and garden, becoming
much tamer and more responsiv.e to
petting than domestic fowls In a
very short time it would be possibleI
:o have these cheerful birds common
.n every garden. Pet bob-white hens
ierage 65 eggs a season and at the
Eassachusetts State Fish Hatchery
ane bob-white laid 100 eggs. practi
:ally all hatchable. As many as 42
aggs have been found in a single
est in the wild.
The Department of Agriculture at
Vashington has reported to the Gov
srnment that the cotton boll weevil,
he ravages of which have been cost
g the state of Texas $40,000,000 to
0.000,f00 a year, is moving stead
l eastward and northward and will,
ithin a few years, go to the Atlan
ic ocean and as far north as cotton
s grown. In proportion to the area
lanted, all cotton growing states will
suffer as heavy losses as Texas.
The quail, the prairie chicken and
>ther common birds are natural ene
':ies of the boll weevil. If these
>irdls could have been preserved in
anything like their previous nunm
,ers in Texas. the insect would never
tave developed in sufficient numbers
o seriously affect cotton growers.
It has also been established at the
)partent of Agriculture that the
olorado beetle. commonly known as
he potato buig, has cost the farmers
> this country $12,000,000 to $14.
I100.00t a year for the past 15 years
tud it is predicted that if the bird life
if the country is still further dimin
shed this insect will rapidly increase
n numbers. The quail, the meadow
ark, the robin and several other spe
'ies of birds are natural enemies of
he potato bug. but these 'irds have
>een so persistently hunted and de
;troyed that there are not enough
'ft anywhere to keep down insect I
ife to a condition of sarety for farm
The time has come for drastic ac
ion and the many nine millions of
'other people" who are suffering har
'cst and financial losses that the few
housand vain., epicurean and avaric
os persons may profit thereby.
could do well to rise in their might
ud protect the birds that, if given a
hane, would so well protect them. I
The fashionable woman of to-day.
'lad in furs and feathers, carries
.:t her an atmosphere of death.
THEY WILL BOTH LOSE
[RYAN THLNES THIS WILL BE
RESULT OF FIGHT
B3etween Roosevelt and Taft, and He
Quotes Their Recoprocated Attacks
to Show Their Unfitness for Office.
Declaring that he believed the re
sult of the Roosevelt-Taft fight
ould be the nomination of another
man by the Republicans, William J.
Rryan in a speech at Tampa. Fla.,
Friday morning used the words of
each against the other as evidence
)f the unfitness of both.
"Indeed," said Mr. Bryan, "I am
laily apprehending the suggestion
that I be nominated as a compro
mise Pepublican candidate on the
leclaration of Roosevelt that I am
more progressive than Taft, and of
Taft that I am less dangerous than
Mr. Bryan, in denouncing Under
wood as the candidate of Wall street,
explained that he was not necessarily
against a Southern man, but that if
the nomination of a Southern man
was desired, "why not a real South
ern Democrat like Hoke Smith. Ollie
James or Charles Culberson?"
He reiterate dthat he had no pref
erence between progressives but that
the Democratic party should not
throw away ths greatest of its oppor
tunities by nominating a reactionary.
"I am now paying off," he said,
"some of the debts I owe to the good
Democrats who have supported me
and when I leave here I am going to
Ohio to pay off about 20 debts of the
He added that if a progressive is
nominated at Baltimore, he would
show the country that he could fight
more ffectively for another man than
he had fought for himself.
A large crowd stood in the sun
from eight to nine a. m. to hear the
speaker, who left immediately after
his address for other points on his
WILL KEEP HANDS OFF.
Senator Tillman Takes Impartial
Stand in State Fight. '
Senator Tillman has issued the fol
lowing card about the gubernatorial
race in this State:
"My attention has been called to a
statement by the nswapapers and ru
mors in some parts of South Caro
lina, that I have said I would support
Gov. Elease for re-election. There
are also rumors and statements that
I am giong to vote for Judge Jones.
"I want to say once for all that I
announced early last fall that I would
be 'hands off' in the coming fight for
governor, and Itake this occasion to
repeat that statement and to assure
the people of South Carolina that if
I should see any reason to change my
attitude of impartiality between the
two candidate, I will announce it ov
er my own signature.
"I beg them to give no heed to any
statements, reports, rumors or asser
tions coming from any source con
trary to the above. It is none of my
business. The people are perfectly
competent to decide what man they
want for governor, and I shall leave
it to them."
TRIES TO END HER LIFE.
Countess Refused to Marry Man She
Did Not Love.
Countess Katinka Andrassy, a
lovely girl of 19 and the belle of the
Budapest season, Is lying in a hos
pital there with a bullet wound in
her side The Countess lives with
her step fater, Count Julius Andras
sy, who married his deceased broth
Relatives had urged the girl to
marry a man she did not love. After
a long resistance she finally gav~e in,
and the betrothal was about to be
proclaimed. The girl, seeing no hope
of escape, went with her maid and
purchased a revolver. She then re
turned home and shot herself in the
region of the heart.
Her relatives made great efforts to
keep the affair secret and did not not
ify the authorities, but had the un
conscious girl wrapped in a sheet and
conveyed to a distant hospital in a
motor car The physicians have ex
tracted the bullet, but consider that
the countess' condition is critical,
Shot in the Head.
Mrs. Ella T. Berry, who resides in
Columbia, was painfully injured
Thursday afternoon, when a car
tridge which she rad unintentionally
swept into a fire exploded. The bul
let struck Mrs. Berry on the fore
head producing a wound that is not
regarded as serious.
Fired His House and 1)ied.
After driving his wife and ten chil
dren out of his house, eight miles
from Clexton, Ga., Thursday. Dloc
Shuman locked himself up in the
building and set it afire. burning
himself to death. The house was de
stroyed before neighbors could re'ach
Stole Booze From Club.
The Lexington Social club was en
tered by robbers some time during
Sunday night a week ago, and several
rjuarts of whiskey and a lot of beer
ialleged to have been stolen. The
burglars entered by breaking through
tvo doors, supposedly with an axe'.
White Men on Chain Gang.
At Lexington lex Gunter and .
.Thomas, two young white men.
wvere committed to the white chain
gang Thursday by the mayor of the
:own of Brookland for disorder'lyj
yonduct. G;unter receiving a sentence
> twenty days and Thomas ten.
have Received Bodies. ---
The bodies of Co!. Jlohn JTacob As
:or and Isidor Straus. the million
iire merchant of New York. who lost
:heir lives in the Titanic disast er.
1ave been recovere'd and are en
>oard the cable shi ackay-.Bennet.
Fiecr head gear alone proclaims to
:hhe world the misery and suffering
wh,.h hwa been the price of her
JONES DOES AHEAD
lIS fRIENDS CLAIM THAT HE WON
SILSON VERY POPULAR
- 4 -
rhe Defeat of Renibert, for Delegate
to the Richland County Conven
tion, and Turning Down of the
Governor by Dne Newberry Club
Boost Jones Stock,.
The Columbia correspondent of
the News and Courier under date of
Sunday, April 28, says:
"Bleasism" is the issue in the com
ing campaign for Governor, and on
that the political differences will be
fought out this summer. Judge Ira
B. Jones leading those opposed to
"Bleaseism," and Governor Blease
representing the issue which was cre
ated on the day that he was elected
Governor of South Carolina. And
this fact is borne out by the reports
from the Democratic Club meetings
held all over the State yesterday af
ternoon and .last night and the re
sults of the meetings will have an
important bearing on the coming
campaign for Governor.
On the surface, and from the ne
cessarily incomplete reports received
from the club meetings, Judge-Jones
friends carried the day and they are
wearing a broad smile, saying:
"Look, what the sentiment is; Judge
Jones will ride into office on a big
popular wave and Governor Blease
and 'Bleaseism' will go down to de
feat under an avalanche of votes foi
Jones." This is the view as ex
pressed by a prominent Anti-Blease
ite here today, in commenting on the
results of the club meetings last
The defeat of George R. Remberi
as a delegate to the Richland County
Convention is looked on as a heavy
blow to the Blease cause. Mr. Rem
bert was the administration leadei
in the House last year and on several
occasions expressed his friendshij
for the Governor and his determina
tion to stand by him; this was on(
of the contributing causes, if not the
real reason why Mr. Rembert wa
left out of the delegates to the Rich
land County Convention by the vot
ers of Ward 1 last night. Senatoi
Weston, Representative Youmin!
and former Representative John J.
McMahan, all Anti-Bleaseites, wer(
numbered on the delegation elected
from Ward 1.
The defeat of Governor Blease it
Ward 3, in Newberry, last night, as 9
candidate to the Newberry -Count3
Convention, is pointed out by thE
Jones forces as another indication o
the way the people are standing po
litically. Although the Governor wac
subsequently elected a delegate fron
another ward, the Jonesites argue
that as it has been one of the boasti
of the Governor that he could alwayc
get what he wanted, politically, ii
Newberry, and that his home count3
is behind him, the fact that one clut
turned him down last night is sig
nificant. It goes without saying thal
this fact will be stressed in the cam
paign this summer.
Unofficial reports from Andersor
gave the ma~'ority of the delegates t(
the County Convention there to Jonec
and a telegram received here stated
that Anderson was overwhelming3
against Blease as far as the resultc
of the club meetings were concerned
Anderson was in the Blease columi
two years ago, and both he and JudgE
Jones have recently been making
speeches there. The endorsement o1
Jones in Georgetown and the rout oi
the Blease forces in Aikenis causing
Jones stock to .boom today.
The next test will come when thE
county conventions convene May 6
at noon. to select delegates to thE
State Convention. The Anti-Bleasite!
are already claiming a majority 01
the county conventions and as a re
sut claim the State Convention
which meets on May 15, and add
that Governor Blease will be defeat
ed as a delegate at large. While il
is too early to get an accurate idea
on this line, still this much is cer
tair., the Anti-Bleaseiates are confi
dent of controlling the State Conven
tion by as large a majority as they
controlled tile last Legislature, and
all recall how overwhelming their
majority was in the General Assem
That there is a strong likelihood
that the South Carolina delegation 70
Baltimore will be instructed for Gov.
ernor Woodrow Wilson for President
is apparent; in several ward and pre.
cinct meetings last night his candi
dacy was endorsed and delegates tc
the County Convention instructed for
h i. It re mains for the results fronm
the County Convention to come in be
fore anyt'hing definite can be risked
as to instructions, but this is safe:
South Carolina" is for Woodrow Wil
son for the Democratic nomination
Governor Blease will be in the
State Convention as a delegate from
Newberry and his friends are claion
ing that declegation as well as many
others from other counties. They
point out that, anyhow, only about
one-fourthx to one-third, and probably
less, of the voters attend the club
meetings. andl that even if the Jones
ies are in control of the majority of
the club meetings. it does not follow
that he has the majority of the vot
They have not yet conceded that
the Sate Convention wvill be Anti
llease, but they are confident that
Goveror Bleasc' will be reelected
Ld laugh at the claims of some of
ie friends of Jludge .Jones that he
vill have front 20.000i to :0,c00 tot
lority over Blease for Governoi. In
act, many of them place it the other
va. that Blease will have a big ma
lority over Jones for Governor.
That no quarter is going to be
iu.ked or given is eviden: from the re
cults in several of the ward meetings
ast night. "Bleaseism" is the issue,
nd the fight was started from te
round, which were t-he club me'et
gs. It will rage fiercer in the
outy conventions, hotter still in
sate Convention and reach its cii
Max in :he primary.
W. F. Caldwell.
The Mexican revolution is the
THE FRENCH GOVE RMENT IS
For the Massacre in Fez .When a
Large Number of French Citizens
Were Killed or Wounded.
The massacre at Fez, in which a
large number of French officers, sol
diers and citizens were killed and
wounded, has given rise to consid
erable criticism of the government
authorities at Paris for not foresee
ing and preventing the occurrence.
Premier Poincaire telegraphed Fri
day to Eugene Regnault, the French
minister, to make a complete inves
tigation. The special correspondents
of the French newspapers at Fez in
dicate that the plot of the rebels in
cluded the massacre of the whole of
the French mission headed by NI
Regnault, which receitly arrived at
the capital to establish the protector
This plan failed owing to the impa
tience of the Arabian women to be
gin the carnage. These women ar(
described by the correspondents a!
creatures of terrifying appearanc
who rushed about the streets, tor.
turing the wounded and sometime,
aiding the Moorish rebels in .the final
mutilation and desecration of the vic.
Scenes of horror occurred in thi
Jewish quarters of the city where th
mob murdered, pillaged and .burned
all the Jews they could find, throwing
their bodies from the roofs. Man:
young girls were carried off to suffel
The Jewish quarter was set on fir
and three-fourths of it entirely de
stroyed, rendering over a -thousan<
perbons homeless. The complete sto
ry of the death of the French teleg
rapheds is a narrative of coolnes!
and bravery. Although they possess
ed only one revolver among them
they kXept the mob at bay for a con
siderable time, killing sixteen of th4
All the time one or another o
them was sending off dispatches ti
headquarters at Tangler, telling c
the plight of the Europeans. Final
ly, however, the Arabs tore a hole I
the roof, Into which they sent ;
murderous hail of bullets and flam
ing torches, which set fire to the tel
Three of the telegraphers fell dea
and the fourth turned his revolver oi
himself reather than fall living inti
the hands of the fanatizs. The sho
missed and he was later able to es
cape from the buirning building
Fears are expected in Paris that sim
ilar outbreaks may occur in othe
parts of Morrocco.
BAD VERYN ARRROW ESCAPE
Family Left House Just Beofer Cy
clone Struck It.
A cyclone, fortunately, not ver:
violent, blew in George's 'Creel
township, Barnwell county, the earl:
part of the week, demolishing th
frame dining room of John Tucker
unroofing his barn and wrecking
nearby unoccupied log cabin. Mr
Tucker, and his family had a ver:
narrow escape from serious injury
as they were about to begin eatin
dinner when they- became alarme
and ran out into the yard just befor
the dining room was blown dowr
The cyclonet made a path about 10
yards wide, and was less than ha]
a mile from the track of the tornad
of April 23, 1886, which did grea
damages, traces of which are yet t
BODY FOUJND IN RIVER.
Gruesome Discovery Reveals Stor
of Georgia Lynching.
With the finding of the body c
Harry Etheridge, a negro, in the Tow
algia River, on the line between Mon
roe and Butts counties, Georgia, Fr:
day, the news of the lynching of th
black leaked out. The body was rid
died with bullet. The arms and leg
were tided to gether and a rifle wa
tied to the dead negro's coat. A moa
went to he home of Etheridge a1
Wednesday night, called-lim out an<
began firing. The alleged cause o
the mob violecnce was the activit:
of the negro in securing recruits fo
a proposed African colony.
WAS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT.
Mill Polly Benton Was Killed by Dis
charge of Gun.
Miss Pally Benton was accidentall:
shot and killed at her home nen
Walterboro Wednesday afternoon
Miss Benton was in the act of hand
ing her brother a gun out of the
window for the purpose of shootin:
a hawk, which was near the house
The hammer of the gun was pushe<
back by coming in contact with the
windaw and the gun was discharged
the load entering her head. Mist
enton wa s a daughter of Mr. an(
Mrs. H. M.Benton of the Pine Grovi
section of the county and was
young woman of many estimable
traits of character.
Relief Furd in Large.
Shipping men in New York expres:
keen interest as to how the immense
funds that have been subscribed az
England and America for the reliel
of Titanic survivors will be distrib
uted. The total already raised in
London and New York is consider
ably in excess of a million dollars
and belief is expressed that the
amount eventually will reach nearly
Kills His Wife and Self.
Judge E. A. Robertson, of Alphar
etta, Ga., ordinary of Milton county.
who shot and killed his wife Wed*
nesday, died in a hospital at Atlanlta
Thursday morning from tw6 bullet
wounds he inflicted immediately af
ter shooting Mrs. Robertson. Jeal
ousy is said to have been the cause
of the tragedy.
Feared for Her Sister.
Fear that her sister wvho sailed
Thursday on the steamship Cel-tic,
bound for England, might meet the
fate of the Titanic victims, is believ
ed to have unbalainced the mind of
Mrs. Beatrice Barwell and caused her
Ito commit suicide. She was found
dead .by friends at Newark N. J.
HELP WAS IN REACH
A SERIOUS CIARGE AGAINST
HE REFUSED TITANIC AID
The Crew of the Californian Was
IncenseO at Captain Lord's Indif
ference to the Fate of the Passen
gers Aboard the Doomed Steamer,
Whose Distress Signal He Saw.
Ablaze with light from her saloons
and cabins, the Titanic dashed full
speed ahead to her doom, according
to Ernes: Gill, a donkey engineman
on the steamship Californian, who
testified Friday before the Senate
committee investigating the disaster.
He said that Capt. Stanley Loid, of
the Californian, refused later t ogo
to the aid of the Titanic, the rock
ets from which could be plainly seen.
This Capt. Lord denied, but both
he and his wireless operator acknowl
edged to having seen rockets. Their
ship, they said, was fast in the ice.
Gill submitted an affidavit to the
committee and when sworn and put
on the stand stuck to his charges
against the captain of the Californ
ian. He said he was standing on
the deck late Sunday night when he
sighted a great ship sweeping along
at top speed about ten miles off.
He did not know it was the Titanic,
but he made out readily that it was
not a freighter or a small vessel be
cause of the manner in which it was
illuminated. Some time later he
saw distress rockets oh the horizon.
He said the captain was apprised.
cf th4se signals, but made no effort
to get up steam and go to the res
cue. The Californiai was drifting
with the floe. The vessel, Gill testi
fled, must have. been.,plainly visible
to the bridge and the lookouts, as
well as the rockets which were sent,
t up later from the vessel. The Cali
)ornian's captain, he said, paid no
attention to the distress signals and
- his refusal to get up steam and go
to the aid of the stranger so incens
ed the crew that Gill tried to organ
ize a protest among the -men. . He
failed, he said, because they feraed
"to lose their jobs."
I Capt. Lord entered a sweeping de
nial of Gill's accusations and read
from the Californian's log to support
t his contention. Cyril Evans, the Cal
ifornian's wireless operator, howev
er, told of hearing much talk among
the crew, who were critical of the
r captain's course. Gill, he said, told
him he expected to get $500 for his
story when the ship reached Bos
ton. Evans told of having warned
the Titanic only a brief time before
the great vessel crashed into the
berg that the sea was crowded with
ice. The Titanic's operators, he said,
at the -time were working with the
Swireless station at Cape Race and
Sthey told 'him to "shut up" and
"keep out." Within a half hour the
pride of the sea was crumpled and
Capt. Stanley Lard, of the Califor
Snian, then took the stand. -He had
,brought the -log of the Californian
with him from Boston and read from
jthe record. The entries include
several references to icebergs. He
testified that an effort was made to
communicate with the Titanic at
fabout 10:15 Sunday night, ship's
time, but thelCalifornian was told to
"shut up" or "keep otu" or some
thing like that.
The witness denied that the Cali
fornian had received the "C. G. D."
call of the Titanic.
"Do you know anything regarding
the Titanic disaster of yourn own
knowledge?" asked Senator Smith.
"Did you see any of her signals or
anything of the ship herself?"
"Was the Titanic beyond your
"Yes, 19 1-2 or 20 miles away."
Senator Smith asked the witness
how long it took the Californian to
get to the scene of the Titanic dis
aster. He read from the log -to show
that at 6 o'clock they started for
the scene, cleared the thick ice a
half hour later and under full steam
drew alongside the Carpathia at 8.30.
Capt. Lord said he was on the bridge
himself until 10:30 Sunday night and
that the watch was doubled.
"We had reports two or three days
before of the presence of ice ahead,"
he said, "and we took precautions."
"If you had received the Titanic's
distress call signals Sunday evening,
after ".,ur communicaticni with the
Tttt;ic', how long woul.1 it have tak
en yo'u to reach her?"
-"At the very least two hours
under the ice conditions."
When Capt. Lord reached the
scene next morning nie rernalued
sarching from 8 a. m. to 11 a. m.
anid saw no further si:,n.3 ? the
"Do you know whether your wire
less operator was on .dagy Sunday
night, after you sent the warnin.'
"I think not. I went ny his room
about 11:45 and there wa~s no light.
It would indicate 'he had gone to bed"
Capt. Lard said that i' the opera
tor had been on duty he would have
caught the Titanic's signal.
The captain was asked by Senator
Smith whether he had seen any dis
tress signals and he said no.
Cyril Evans, the wireless operator
of the Californian. testified that he
turned in at 11:25 Sunday night and
never heard any distress signals
from the Titanic.
A positive declaration that within
:hree miles of the Titanic, when the
vessel sunk, was another steamer
whose two mast head lights were
plainly visible, was made by Edward
John Buley ,of Southampton. an able
seaman. Buley testified that this
ship was in sight when the Titanic
struck and that "she passed right
v" without any signal.
"She could not help but see our
rockets. She was close enought to
see our lights and to see the ship
itself. and also the rockets. She
was bound to see them," he said.
I . 1
Preachers Were Drowned.
A dispatch from Anderson says
two colored preachers. Revs. Jim
Harris and Stewart Hayney, were
drowned last week while attempting
jt -crs a stram in .a haten.