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VOL. XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JULY 24.1912 NO.2
L -ANNING S.-C.,
REED BADLiED TIIEN
ROUNDED UP A LOT OF A*"LANTIC
THE DICTAiRAPH USED
The Boodlers Were Trap-t"l Very
Much in the Same Way T!.;t Reed,
Posing as Henry N. Porte:-. a Chic
ago Lawyer, Claims to 11 .e Trap
E. S. Reed, the detec:*- 'e who
while posing as Henry N. 1 wter, a
Chicago lawyer, claims to h ive en- I
trapped Sam J. Nichols, a ::partan- I
burg lawyer, into negotiati as to <
have a notorious yeggman rIdoned i
by Gov. Blease, is origin'al in hisi,
methods, very successful in his work,
quiet with a manner which c..avinces
one of his sincerity, and a pe- zanality
which is magnetic and engag a
Mr. Reed. who is the right bower
of William J. Burns. is spc;ding a
few days in Atlanta, the guest of At- i
torney Thomas B. Felder, in whose <
employ he was when he seeured the i
evidence against Nichols. It was I
Detective Reed who exposec the At- 1
lantic City grafters. eighty of whom t
have been convicted by the grand Ju- <
ry. and it was he who traced Harvey 1
Logan, the famous Montana train
robber, to South America. A history t
of him and his work would read like
a real dime novel. t
It was back in 1SS9 when Mr. c
Reed, then a boy of 16 years, pulled t
his first big detective stunt. He had Ii
been assisting his father, who was o
also a detective, in running down s
some of the crimiuals who infected t
the Black Hills country in South Da- c
kota following the Sioux Indian up- t
rising. Since then he has handled
many big cases, and has never failed r
to succeed in running down and a
bringing to justice the criminals he v
went after. a
The most recent and perhaps the
most important piece of work ever (
done by Detective Reed was the s
rounding up of the Atlantic City r
grafters, which he completed a few q
weeks ago. After opening offices on
N all Street, in New York. securing I
elaborate apartments at the Waldorf r
hotel in that city. Reed. posing as J. i
K. Harris. a millionaire contractor, ,
went to Atlantic City. ostensibly for i
recreation. He took a suite of rooms f
i. the Marlborciigh-Blenheim, which t
he connected up with dictagraphs. p
Ascertaining that the city was g
spending $4.000 a year for repairs b
to the famous board walk, of which t
$30,000 was divided in graft to city
officials and bosses. Reed gave out an
interview suggesting that the old
old board walk should be replaced .1
with a concrete walk. that in the end
it would be cheaper and more satis
factory. He studiously avoided the
city officials, and his interest appear
ed to be that of a disinterested but
The concrete walk suggestion at- a
tracted attention immediately, and a
the trade bodies and civic assocla- u1
tions invited himl to address them up
on the project. After he had created*
an almost universal demand for the n
new walk, one of the leaders in the !<
council called on him at his hotel e
and adroitly negotiated a aeai wnere- b
by thirteen members of the council, ,w
thie city attorney and other officials y
were to he paid certain sums for put- Ii
ting through the concrete walk ordi
nance. Seventy-five thousand dollars a
was to be divided among them. b
One by one the other councilmen n
were drawn into the negotiations and g;
conversations were had with the vari- n
ous officials at the Larlborough- a
Blenheim. the Waldorf, in New York,.
and the Continental hotel, in New- g
ark. Each of these conversations gj
was recorded by the dictagraph, s
which Reed had previously arranged, a
the same as he had done at the Finch &.
Hotel at Spartan burg and the New a
Williard Hotel in Washington, at
both of which places he entrapp~ed
The ordinance, which was passed
by the grafters provided that Reed
was to receive 7 per cent. of the $1,
500,000O to be expended on the con
crete walk for engineering services,
7 per cent. for his own personal su- u
pervision, and $80,000 for his plans. ai
etc. This last mentioned sum was fi
under the agreement to be divided y
among the grafters.n
So skittish were the grafters that P
they would not accept the money at V
any of the hotels, but insisted that it
be paid over in a back room or lia- S
lia's combination saloon a-ad hotel, a a
dive run by an alderman by the name
of Malia, who was one of tne gang.
It was necessary for Reed to in
stall his dictagraph in this dive, lHe>
must do this without creating sus
picion. so he hit upon the idea of 2
sending a crew of linemen from New
York to Atlantic City who were os
tensibly in the employ of a local pow
er company. These linemen, one of
whom was an expert dictagraph ..n.
secured quarters in Malia's hotel and
was seen about the streets and work
ing at the top of poles for days
The dietagraph m'an spent the en-I
tire night preceding the day w'hen
the money was to be paid over in
drilling a concrete floor over the
gang's assembly room. and before he
completed the' ob so that the dieta
graph could be installed in the cell
ing of the assembly room so me one~
heard the drilling and he was comn
pelled to stop.
wires thrown out of a window. and
a few minutes before the gang assema
bled he skillfully pinned the dicta
graph behind a cur!tain. The oper
ator workin:: upstairs recorded all
that transpired. Su:ch a complete re
cerd was out ained 'hat when con-i
fronted with the e.idence the gang
sters owned up and refunded practi
cally all of the bribe money.
In speakingf to an Atlanta reporter
Reed exhibiti the dictagraph that
recorded his cenversationl with Nich
QIs. "That's th seen little machine
that trapped :':e McNamnaras in the
dnamit pe.' he said. 'It's the
sarte on I ":e to >nvict the graft-~
ig counlt' met Atlantie Ci~y and
the legislato~ at Columtbus.I'
been a 'pre"- loyal machine to the
TIrns detective aaecy. and it m'iy
de some roe w ork to undo Elae
Thm not 'hremh wit the case ye.
'm acn to :; n Atlanta for severaI
nw had nroof 6Venl whR9 th9
BITES PROVE FATAL
'HARLESTON MAN VICTIM OF
uccumbs to illness Brought on by
31yrfiads of Mosquitoes Which Bit
Him While in a Launch.
The News and Courier says as a re
ult of numerous mosquito bites,
hich he received in the marshes be
Ond the Isle of Palms about two
veeks ago, 'Mr. John Von Oven, the
:ing street grocer, died at the River
ide Infirmary. Mlr. Clarence Fair
hild, who was with 'Mr. Von Oven.
-as also badly bitten, and is ill at the
tiverside Infirmary, though his con
ition is said not to be serious.
The two men spent the n!ght In a
aunch near the Isle of Palms two
reeks, or more ago, it is said, but
id not feel seriously the effects of
he attacks of the mosquitoes until
few days ago. Mr. Von Oven's
eath is ascribed to a severe malarial
It was not by previously made
lans, but through seemingly acci
ental circumstances that "Messrs.
,on Oven and Fairchild spent the
ight in the launch behina the Isle
f Palms. The two men, together
ith some ladies, had gone to the
le of Palms to attend one of the
ops at the pavilion. They made the
rip in a launch, tying the vessel in
ne of the small creeks back of the
After the dance it was found that
he tide had ebbed, and left the boat
ground. It was impossible to get
he craft off at that hour, under the
ircumstances, and the ladies spent
e night at the hotel. he men stay
3g aboard to take care of the vessel,
nd to get her afloat at the first pos
ible opportunity. During the night
he mosquitoes attacked them in
roves, and both men were badly bit
The serious results of the bites did
ot become apparent until a few days
go, when the men became ill, and
ere taken to the Riverside Infirm
ry for treatment. In spite of all
at could lt done for him 'Mr. Von
en died. The cause of death is
aid to be a severe malarial Infection,
ceived from the bites of these mos
It is now a generally accepted be
ef of the medical profession that
ialaria can only be taken into the
uman system through the bite of
.osquitoes of a certain species. The
osquitoes probably came rrom the
-esh water swamps in the interior of
te marshes themselves. At last re
?rts. 'Mr. Fairchild was stated to be
tting along nicely. ana it is thought
e will be out again in the near fu
INSUANE FROM DRUGS.
Negro Kills Four People and is
At Tampa, Fla., Bob Harris. a
-azy negro. startcd out on a ram
age, killed four persons, wounded
to others. one of whom was white,
id himself was slain by policemen
'ter a siege, in which gasoline was
sed to burn him out of a house. He
as insane from drugs.
He first went to the house of a we
an and killed her and a man he
~und there. He then went to anoth
house and fired on a woman with a
ty. The former was slain. On his
ay out he shot another negress.
irginia Simpkins, and a white po
eman named Riggs.
He took refuge in the Simpkins
oman's house. where he lived, and
rricaded the doors and windows.
eing plentifully supplied with cart
dges, he kept a large force of police
en at bay, and was dislodged only
er being smoked out of one room.
The house was then set on fire with
asoline. When he made a dash for
berty he was shot and killed. The
mpkins woman died later at a hos
tal where she w'as carried after
ng wounded. The fifth victIm can
SIX DIE IN A COAL MINE.
xplosionl Kills TIwo Wp1hite MIen and
Two white men and four negroes
ere killed in an explosion in the
ines of the Gayton Coal company.
fteen miles from Richmond Va.,
ednesday afternoon. The white
en were William Donnelly and Geo.
olisho, and the negroes were Thos.
7illiams. Mlatthew Burts, Henry Bill
ps and Norman Cade. Three ne
roes were injured. The men were
,work when the explosion occurred.,
od it is supposed that the premature
~ttig off of a "shot'' or a 'charge of
lasting powder was the cause. None
fthe men working near enough to
e explosion to know its cause. es
Several Drowned by Cloudburst.
A Barren Run. Pa.. Thursday
ight during a heavy storm John
~ayond left his home and went to
barn in a nearby ravine. Alarmed
v his continued absence, his wife.
ix children and two guests went In
erc~ of him. As they entered the
avine a wall of water swept down
d drowned them. Raymond. safe
the barn, was helpless to aid when
1e ie virnis screamed.
Girls lKilled by Train.
The Misses Bianche and Ruth Ev
ry. fourteen and eleven years old.
espectively. daughters of .John. Ev-'
rly. a farmer of Chesterfielid county.
'a.. en route Thursday to market
.ith a wagon load of truck were kill
ci by a Norfolk & We'stern train
hile attempting :o cross the tracks
bout one mile north of Petersburg.
Swarms of Mosquito Hiawiks.
Millions of Mosquito hawks flew
ver Luling, La.. Thursday afternoon.
oing in an easterly direc'ion. They
'ere so dense at times that the sky
as obscured. The hawk resembles
n insect known as the "darning
icedle" and thrives on mosquito diet.
ommittee was in sessin tna:. Nich
s was coming along nicely in his
ezotiatons with the gov'ernor t o
cli us Dentley's pardon. Of course'
~e telegram telling me to come and
cind it up meant that the governor
ad accepted $5,000 for the pardon1
nd was ready' to issue it. But the
eitagraph may do still more clever
A STORY OF HA
SAYS HE SLIPPED MONEY UNDER
IT WENT ON FOR MONTHS
O'Neill. Former Charleston Liquor
Dealer, Says He Collected "Pro
tection Fund" From Other "Tig
ers", Put it in Envelope and Left
it at Office of Chief Constable.
Appearing before the committee of
the general assembly at Columbia on
Thursday, J. P. B. O'Neill, a confess
ed wholdaale and retail whiskey deal
er of Charleston, gave testimony un
der oath that he had been paying a
"protection fund" of *about $60 a
month to Ben H. Stothart, the chief
whiskey constable in Charleston.
O'Neill made the direct charge that
he had collected this fund from sev
eral retail whiskey dealers.
The testimony by O'Neill was giv
en after he had been put through a
grilling cross-examination by the
committee and after he had been
threatened with a jail sentence for
contempt. The witness when placed
on the stand refused to give testi
mony on the ground that it might In
criminate him. The members of th'e
committee took the position that
O'Neill must answer all questions
with reference to the Charleston sit
uation or to be held in contempt.
The testimony of the witness and
his answer caused a general uproar
among the spectators. He tried to
evade practically every question pro
pounded on the ground that it might
incriminate him or other Charleston
citizens. After a conference with his
attorney, W. S. Nelson, O'Neill said
that he was ready to answer all ques
ions rather than take a jail sentence.
Story of the Scheme.
After evading questions by the
ommittee for more than one hour
and after several conferences with
his attorney, O'Neill got down to his
story of confession and outlined the
following scheme. He said that about
eighteen months ago Ben H. Stothart
of Charleston came to his place of
business and informed him that he
had been appointed as chief constable
for Charleston county.
"Stothart told me that the boys
would be coming around to see me."
said O'Neill. O'Neill then said that
about one month afterwards he plac
ed the "protectior. fund" that he had
ollected from the retail whiskey
dealears in an envelope and put the
envelope under the door of the office
of Ben H. Stotbart in Society street.
He declared that the money was
left during the night and that the en
elope contained the names of the re
tail dealers who had paid for protec
ion. O'Neill declared that tnle "pro
ection desired" was given to the re
The testimony of O'Neill was the
most sensational that has been given
before the legislative committee. In
his testimony O'Neill declared that
the collection of the "protection
~und" had commenced about eighteen
onths ago or just after the appoint
LTent of Stothart by the governor of
At a recent meeting of the dispen
iary committee in Charleston several
~onfessed "blind tigers" charged that
they had been paying a protection
tnd to J. P. B. O'Neill. who was said
Lo be a member of the Marion Stock
ompany, alleged to be a wholesale
vhiskey company operating in the
tv of Charleston. The principal tes
imony on the "protection fund" giv
en at the Charleston hearing was by
Iohn J. Miller. O'Neill admitted be
fore the committee that Miller had
been employed as his agent and that
Ve collected the "fund" from the re
The following is J. B. P. O'Neilrs
onfession as taken from the official
Mr. Carlisle: Mr. O'Neill, did you
~ollect any money in the city of Cnar
leston or elsewhere for the pu-rpose
f paying it over to Mr. Sfothart or,
ny other constable for protection or
immunity? A. I decline to answer
i the ground that it would incrim
Committee rules that witness will
ave to answer or be rulea for con
tempt. !.pon reconsideration and
onsultation Mr. O'Neill consents to
A. I can not tell you exactly. It
has been testified by two people they
aid me money and this money I
iaced in an envelope with names of
parties paying it to me. and left it
it the constable's office.
Q. Wh'at parties paid it to you? A.
V ilton is one. He paid it for two
Q. Did you take it in person to the
on~table's office? A. Yes, sir.
Q. WXith whom did you leave it?
\. A his offce.
Q. Did you have your name on it
in ay way ? A. Names of . parties
who piaid the money and their place
Q. How did you know the consta
les would keep that money? A.
Because 1 was to give the money to
Q. Acting agent between r'eailers
nd constables? A. Yes. str.
Q. lDid the retailers direct you how
:c do that? A. The retailers? I
Q. Yes, sir: who told you to put it
under the door? A. Those people
who deal: with me was to pay me
; much to keep from being raided by
a warrant. All I had to do was to
e the amount in an envelope and
names and to leave at the office.
Question by Senator Clifton: What
Shis name? A. B. H. Stothart. The
Question by Senator Carlisle: Who
cade that arrangement for you to co
that? A. I arranged.
Q. With those fellows? A. What
Q. Those in this business. Did you
-ver have any conversation at any
time about this method of "protee
ion"? Ilcin't you agree with tne~
constables that this matter should be
done in this way? A. That I could
collect it. I made that agreement
with Mr. Stothart himself.
Q. How many retailers did you
represent in this proposition? A.
Q. How man'y times did youi leave
i uner the, door? A. Once every
mo .\'2e ddtt .rnflCltb.
gin? A. About iS months ago.
Q. Commenced soon after Mr. Sto
thart went into business as consta.
ble? A. About the time I went into
the jobbing business. About March
of last year.
Q. Soon after the inauguration of
Gov. Blease? I want to get after the
date of Mr. Stothart's appointment.
A. Shortly after that.
Q. And continued up to what? A.
Up to when I went out of business,
some time in the month of June.
Q. Just about the time that article
came out in Common Sense? ? A.
Before that I think.
Q. I would like if you could give
us the exact date of your going out
of business? A. I can not state pos
Q. Do you know whether any oth
er jobbers had this same plan? A.
Don't know anything about others.
Q. 'Mr. Stothart didn't tell you?
A. No, sir.
Q. Where were you when you
made that arrangement? A. At my
place of business. - Mr. Stothart came
there. He notified me he had been
appointed chief constable, and the
b.,ys would be around to see me.
Q. Whom did he mean by boys?
A. 'Men under him.
Q. What arrangement did le sus
gest to prevent anything unpleasant,
what did you suggest he could do for ]
you? A. Didn't suggest anything. I j
just collected the money during the
month and put it in an envelope and
left it at the office.
Q. At the time of the first conver
sation did he tell you he would do
that? A Didn't specify anything.
Said only the boys would De around.
Q. Said something besides that? A.
No, sir; I was in jobbing business.
Q. You think Mr. Stothart, when
be found those envelopes of money
knew what they were for? A. Yes,
sir; the names were-there; my name
was on it.
Q. Then 'Mr. O'Neill, the under
standing was that those payments
were made monthly there would be
no search warrant? A. He was not
particular about it.
Q. The understanding was if they t
were paid the searches would not go
so far as search warrants? A. I did
not do that.
Q. Wasn't' search warrants on E
your customers after that? A. I I
Q. Did you ever give them credit s
for goods? A. No, sir. t
Q. About how many customers did I
you have? A. Not many, very rew.
Q. About how many? Any time
during the last 18 months. How many
men have paid you that money? A. t
Only six. t
Q. Give us names? A. Milton is E
one. He paid for two places.
Q. The others? A. Strickland, I
Windham, myself, and W. J. Cant
Q. How much did you pay, Mr. I
O'Neill? A. Fifteen dollars per
Q. How much did you pay for each
of the others? A. Five dollars and
Q. Your total payments for the
month aggregated about how much?
A. About $60.
Q. Whegie is that office located?
A. Society Street.
Q. What time would you pay It?
A. Just shove it under the door.
Q. Ever hand it to them person
ally? A. No, sir.
Q. If they were in there you would
put in under the door? A. No, sir;
i~ they were in there I would not
Never Got Back Money.
Q. You never got any of that mon- b
- back ? A. No, sir.
Q. Mr. O'Neill, you say you were
jobber? A. Yes, sir.
Q. About how much stock did you
carry? A. Didn't do much business.
Not more than ten customers.
Q. Didn't you pay for some of the
others? A. No, sir.
Q. Why did you discriminate? A.
Q. Did those men you spoke of buy
nostly from you? A. No, sir.
Q. But from others, too? A. !
Q. Do you know whether any other
jobbers had the same privilege ora
greement? A. Don't know. Neverc
heard one of them say.
Q. By Mr. Cary: Mr. O'Neill, did
you ever have any way of knowingi
hether these constables or the chieft
f the constables- actually got this
oney that you put under the door?t
. No, I don't know for a positive
Q. Have you any reason to feel
sure that they did get it? A. Oh, I
Q. From what did you judge? A.
guessed I would have got a tt
phone message if there' wasn't some
Q. By 'Mr. Carlisle: Why do 7o1:
guess that? A. Just guess they would
have rung me up.
Q. Didn't they do it? A. I never
gave them time. 'I always sent it in.
Q. Did you know a man named
owe? A. Sam Howe?
Q. Yes. A. He used to be chief'
onstable there: during the State dis
pensary, I think.
Q. Ever know of his receiving any
money directly or indirectly? A. I
was a new beginner.
Q. Did you ever hear of any one
who did make arrangement with
him? A. No, sir.
Q. By Mr. Evans: Any arrange
ent made in your behalf? A. Not
that I know.
Q. Ever have any protection at all
then? A. No.
Protected by Stothart.
Q. By Mr. Carlisle: From whom
were you to be protected? A. The
only one I got any protection from
was Mr. Stothart.
Q. Do you know, Mr. O'Neill, any
thing about what .became of that
-oney when it went into the hands
of the constables? A. No, sir.
Q. Ever hear them say? A. No,
&r: never discussed it with them at
Q. Mr. O'Neill. as a matter of fact
in your first conversation with Mr.
Stothart, did you not make some
agreement with him as to some kind
of protection? A. No. sIr.
Q. You never discussed this matter
at all with him? A. No.
Q. You simply paid him money
ithout any understanding? A. I
simply wrote him names of people
nd enclosed money.
Q. H-ow did you know he would
take it? A. I didn't knt'. Just*
sent it to him.
Q. How long after that first con
versation was it you first sent it to
him? A. Abount a. nm'onth afterwards .
iht have been longer than a'
Q. You didl that without any
...-wMedg of whofha- he w'ould .a
BLEASE WILL PARDON
MURDERER OF MEN WHO ACT
LIKE KING AND WATSON.
Any One Who Slays Men for Using
Some Alleged Indecent Language
Gets a Pardon.
Speaking Friday night from the
steps of the State House in Columbia
to a crowd of 1,500 people Gov.
Blease said he would have a pardon
ready for any man who killed J. N.
King and 0. M. Watson of Greenville,
if they came to any man's home in
the same drunken condition and used
the same indecent language that that
they were guilty of when they called
it the executive mansion last Sunday
Mr. King and Mr. Watson gave out
signed statement that they had been
insulted by the chief executive last
unday afternoon when tney went to
ee him about getting a reprieve for
take Norris, a GreentIle negro, sen
:enced to the electric chair.
Gov. Blease defended his pardon
econd and declared that J. M. Gra
ham. has the hosiery mill contract.
had .been "cleaning up" since he got
in behind him. He told the crowd
hbat he wanted all his friends in
Richland county to vote for George
R. Rembert, when he ran for the
Eouse of Representatives this sum
:er, because he was his friend.
A large part of the chief execu-l
ive's speech was devoted to 3. N.
Cing, a contractor, and 0. M. Watson,
i metal worker, both citizens of
3reenville, who came to Columbia
ast Sunday to see the governor about
;ranting a reprieve to Stake Norris,
t Greenville negro, sentenced to the
lectric chair. Gov. Blease declared
riday night that Mr. -King and Mr.
atson were drunk when they came
o his home and that one of them
'iroped into the first chair he came
His excellency said that the two
reenville men used indecent Ian
uage He declared that If Mr. King
nd Mr. Watson came to any man's
Louse in the same conuition that they
vere in when they came to the man
ion and used the same language, If
bat man killed them then he would
tave a pardon ready for him.
Gov. Blease said that Mr. King and
&r. Watson might he members of the
)rder of Red Men now, but after
bree more meetings they would not
e as he intended to have them turn
d out of their tribe. The governor
aid that Mr. Watson and Mr. King
Lad .been referred to as gentlemen in
newspaper and added, "If they are
entlemen, then God pity the no
'-RIEND OF KING AND WATSON.
)ares the Governor to Attempt to
Kick Them Out.
Friday night H. T. Mills of Green
ille, sent the following telegram to
"After reading the reports that
ov. C. L. Blease said he kicked J.
Z. KiKng and 0. M. Watson out of
is mansion, I am willing to offer a
eward of $500 for the governor of
he State If he will even attempt that
ob. These gentlemen have been his
eading supporters In this county and
ave a large number of friends. ThIs
s another case of Blease sticking to
Is friends. H. T. Mils."'
The governor is offered an easy
ay to make $500, but he will hardly
ake it up.
WOMAN DRAGGED TO DEATH.
lot Entagled in Rope Hied to a Cow
Which Ran Away.
Mrs. Ida Emerick, the young wife
f E. J. Emerick, a wealthy oil oper
stor, who, with her children, wast
pending the heated term on a large~
ountry estate near Washington, Pa.,
ettempted to lead from the pasture a
ow to which she had taken a fancy.
bee stung the cow and the animal
-an around and around Mrs. Emer-.
ck, imprisoning her within the thir
v-foot leading rope. Then the cow
lashed madly across the pasture,
!ragging Mrs. Emerick at her heels.
drs. Emerick was terribly .bruised
and battered, and died a short tIme
tfter being rescued.
Several Die in Cloudburst.
Twenty lives were reported lost
riday night in a cloudburst that w~p
d out the small town of Seven.
'roughs, Nev. From Louvelock, nea
seven Troughs, came word that seven
ersons are known to be dead. Five
>ersons are known to be dead In a'
loudbhrst at Mazuma. The Mazuma
iotel was turned over in the rush of
Loose in New Orleans.
An alligator six feet in length was
,aptured in Carrollton avenue, a
~ashionable section of New Orleans,
y the crew of a street car early r.ri
ay morning. The conductor and
rotorman were helpless tintil rein
'arced by the crew of another car.
rhey combined forces and the alliga
:or was finally hauled to the car
Sweatrs to the Record.
Sigmund N. Teitlebaum. of Atlanta,
ie stenographer who took the con
ersation between Detective E. S.
Reed and Samuel .T. Nichols, of Spar
:anburg, in a Spartanburg hotel.
nade affidavit at Atlanta Friday that
is notes were "accurate and comn
dete and not faked in any way."
Blease Did oNt SpecIfy.
Governor Blease did not make good
is announcement that he would
>rove the testimony of Felder and
he Burns detectives to be false at
he campaign meeting at Columbia
rriday. Netiher did he mention the
natter of his own meeting.
Bites Torpedo for Candy.
Andrew Hoffman, of Appleton,
Vs., who ate a torpedo, is dead. He
ad some caramels and torpedoes.
yoth wrapped in read and white pa
yer, In the same pocket and chewed
Storpedo by mistake.
Suspended by Wedding Ring.
Mrs. David Swanson, living near
serlng, Ill., wvas badly injured when
er wedding ring caught ou a nail in
hy-mtow. It held her suspendied
WILil TEXAS STEEN
ON A RAMPAGE IN THE STREET
OF NEW YORK CITY
TRIED TO 60RE PEOPLI
Dashes Through the Streets, Bellow
ing and Charging-Group of Folks
on the Sidewalks, and is Finall3
Killed by a Bullet from the Pistol
of a Policeman.
The New York World says one
hundred long-horned steers, just ar
rived in New York from the Texas
plains, were being unloaded Wednes
day night from a cattle boat at the
foot of East Forty-fourth street.
Suddenly one of them-a big red
fellow-gave an angry bellow, plung
ed against the fence about the pier,
broke it and leaped Into the East
River. The steer started up the riv
er, swimming with the tide.
Mfany persons swimming off the
piers passed by the longhorn hurried
to shore. At the foot of Forty-ninth
street there is a pier that extends
far out into the river. The steer
rounded it and then turned toward
the shore, where between 300 and
400 men and women were bathiag.
The first the bathers knew of the
steer having got loose was when they
saw him approaching. At the same
time he gained a footing In the shal
low water and with a bellow charged
A small boy, trying to clamber up
the jagged rocks, was overtaken by
the brute. The steer was lunging
forward with his sharp horns when
Walter icGirr of No. 311 East Fifty
first street ran forward and covered
1:e steer's eyes with his -coat. Then
the boy was drawn to. a safe place.
Quickly the steer shook the coat
from his head and, trotting up to the
street level, loped up Forty-ninth
street toward First avenue. The
street was crowded, but the cries of
the bathers had given the alarm.
At First avenue the steer swung
about and headed toward the river.
On the long pier at the foot of the
street were many mothers with babies
in carriages and small children at
The steer made straight for the
pier, and the women and children
were pushed upon a barge by men,
who then sought their own safety.
The police were called. Again the
steer turned and started In a gal
lop, with lowered head, toward First
avenue. A passing trolley car brought
him to a halt.
Patrolman Andrew Deleah of the
East Fifty-first street station at
tempted to head off the steer and was
charged. The patrolman sprang
aside and as the steer swept past him
he sent a bullet into the animal's
shoulder. This only angered the
brute the more. He turned and
again charged. Deleah had to show
the agility of a toreador as he leap
ed to safety. A second bullet enter
ed the steer's side.
The third time the steer charged
e came so fast Deleah was In danger
f being gored. Again the patrolman
hot. The brute sank to his knees
ith a bullet in the centre of his
orehead. Before he could get to his
eet Deleah had shot him in the
The steer was consigned to the Un
ited Dressed Beef Company, which
as an abattoir at Forty-fourth street
nd First avenue. It was hardly
ead before employees of the com
any came running up armed with
clubs and carrying ropes. The steer
as loided on a wagon and hauled to
the abettoir. After a government
nspector had said the animal would
ake perfectly good beef It was pre
ared for market.
ept it or not? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Without any suggestion from
nyone? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Ever pay protection to anybody
lse? A. No.
Q. By Mr. Evans: Why is it you
taxed yourself heavier than others?
. I just 1.a it to him. There was
o price on ..?ly.
A. I didn't know, just sent it. If
t wasn't satisfactory I guess I would
Q. by Mr. Cary: Did you first
think up this scheme that it would
:e a good one to keep your customers
otected? A. I thought it a good
idea for those fellows, they would not
have no trouble.
Q. by Mr. Clifton: How far is
your place from H~asselmeyer? A.
Clme mile and a quarter.
Q. Wasn't he one of your custom
ers? A. No.
Q. What do you sell? A. Whis
Q. You were in business in a small
way? A. Yes. sir.
Q. Do you know Miller? A. Tas,
Q. Did you hear him say he col
lected money in the same way? A.
Yes, sir: he was my collector. He
worked for me.
Q. He collected from the people
and paid it to you and they put you
btween Miller and Stothart? Is
that correct? A. He paid money ov
er to me and Stothart.
Q. You were to stand between Mil
jer and Stothart? A. Miller was
w orking for me.
Q. When he collected for the goods
he also would collect the graft? A.
Q. You mean to tell this commit
tee that you paid money to consta
bles without any agreement? A. 'Mr.
Stothart came into my place and said
he was appointed chief constabies.
Q. So you sent him that money in
answer to an agreement? A. I told
you I sent it to him in an envelope.
Q. He knew about your agree
ment? A. lHe knew about names in
envelopes. He didnt suggest that I
put money under door.
Q. He didn't know Stothart was
appointed chief constable until he
told you? Didnt you then agree
with hiin for you to collect from
people you could and they would not
be raided by warrant? A. I put mon
ey in envelope and put it under door.
Q. He~ knew what it was forr A.
Q. He knew not to raid these pemo
pe with v.arrants? A. To be raided
all rignt. 'nut that he would notify ts.
Q. That v'as the agreement? A.
There w~as nio agreement. That '$js
THE WARS5 Hi SIN
MAN WHO MIURDERED LITTL
GIRL KILLS HIMSELF.
His Father Told Him, After He Coi
fessed to the Murder, Suicide Ws
Only Thing Left.
The body of Nathan Swartz, whos
father informed the police that hi
son was the slayer of fourteen-yea1
old Julia Connors, at New Yoric, wa
found early Thursday on the fourt
floor of a tenement house on Christi
street, that city. Swartz had con
mitted suicide by inhaling gas. Tb
body was identified by Detective Jo!
Swartz had engaged the room eigb
days ago under the name of Ma
Hirskowitz from Max Kaplan. Eai
ly Thursday Kaplan smelled gas. 0
investigation he found Swartz in be
with the end of a gas tube tied to hi
mouth. Examination by a physicia:
showed the man was dead.
Written in lead pencil on his col
lar were the words: "I am guilt
and Insane. Caused by the beautift
make-up of women, which has mad
me passionate." There were severa
pieces of newspaper lying arounc
and one of these was written the set
tence: "I was sorry the minute afte
[ did it. So don't cry for me.'
A letter was found addressed t
Swartz's mother, in which he con es
ed his guilt and telling her not to cr
her eyes out. Later Philip Swart
Identified the dead man as his brotm
er. Only a few days ago Swartz'
father informed the police that hi
son had told him that he had Rille4
the Connors girl, to which the fathe:
responded that there was nothing lef
but for th3 son to commit suicide.
Swartz, his landlord said, woub
have been turned out of his roon
Thursday morning for failure to pa:
his rent and the police thought that
fearful of the ordeal of finding anoth
er place of shelter and subjectin
bimself to the gaze of strangers
Swartz finally brought himself to en
tertain the idea of suicide suggeste
to him by his father.
MAKES SEINOUS CHARGE.
Man Says He Paid Lawyer Five Hun
dred Dollars for Pardon.
At the campaign meeting in Colum
I bia on Friday Geo. R. Rembert, oi
the Columbig bar, who had been flooi
leader of the Blease forces in th(
House of Representatives during the
past two sessions of the general as
sembly, advanced to the front'of th(
stage, from his seat at the rear, or
1earing his name mentioned by Judge
Jones, and asked that the statemeni
about him be repeated. Judge Joner
"He (Blease) pardoned Glenn, whc
killed Rhoden in Batesburg. Glent
says he paid 'Mr. Rembert $500. Rem
bert is Blease's floor leader in the
house. Did that $500 pay Mr. Rem
ert to explain how Glenn was in
nocent, or did it pay for Mr. Rem
bert's influence on Gov. Blease tc
liberate a criminal?"
"Any one who says Glenn gave me
$500," said Mr. Rembert, "is a liar.'
"I have not said so," rejoined
Judge Jones. "Glenn said so, and
upon demand I will produce proof
that he said it." .
Mr. Rember said no more, but re
tired to his seat. Why did he not de
mand the proof?
BURNS DETECTIVES ABSENT.
Afraid They Would be Assassinated
if They Came.
An interesting turn has come absut
in the investigation in the absence of
the Burns detectives. Sam Nichols
had requested that when he testified
Thursday E. S. Reed, Burns' lieuten
ant, appear and hear his testimony.
The committee had requested Reed
to appear, but announcement has
been made that neither the Burns de
tectives nor Thomas B. Felder, who
has been backing the detectives' In
vestigation, will appear before the
committee in this State. They say
they are afraid that they will be as
sassinated by friends of the Governor
who will act boldly in the expectation
of a pardon from the chief executive
in case of conviction. They consent
to appear before the probers in any
city in a nearby State.
Better Than a Pistol.
Miss 'Marian Merry, when held ui.
near her home in Chicago, Ill., stab
bed the bandit with a juicy strawber
ry pie. He escaped but she recover
e(. her purse. Miss Merry struck him
full in the face in a sort of "swat the
fly,' motion. The pie spattered ovei
tie bandit, blinded him and in hit
fright he dropped the purse and ran.
The pie was badly damageda.
SCat Adopted Little Rats.
An official report ofL the assistani
actuary of the Ohio State liabilitI
board declares he has discovered.
cat at the Goodmian plant in Hamil
ton that has adopted a nesi
of eight young rats. The mother 'ai
had been killed by employees of the
plant. The report says the cat it
mothering the rats just as if they
were her own offspring.
Shoots and Kills His Father.
Walter Nichols was shot ans kill
ed by his son, Earl Nichols, at Dell
wook, Fla., after the father had at
tempted to kill his wife, the boy'
other. Young Nichols gave him
self up to the sheriff and was latet
released when the coroner's jury ren
dered a verdict of justifiable hom!
Witness Shot and Killed.
At New York Herman Rosenthal
the proprietor of a gambling house
whose sensational charges that the
police are guilty of grafting, oppres
sion and protecting gamblers, wer'
t be investigated was shot and kill
ed in front of the Hotel Metropole b:
five men in an aur~.aobile.
this first trip of Mn. Stathart's t
your place did you write down th
names of these retail liquor dealer
and show it to Mr. Stothart witJ
amounts opposite their names? A
No, sir: I guess it was a month af
terwrds when I sent it to him.
Q. Did you eVe-r submit a list;
r, 'Stothart without the mioney? /
Sby Mr. Carlisle: You didri
coie; advance? A. No. sir.
*ig. ~committee then adjoug
.... t hn reall of the ch'm~n
UNLT LIUORU TALK
DECLARES SAM J, NICHOLLS TO
TALKS ABOUT RECORDS
S Young Attorney States to the Dispen
s sary Probers That He Had No In
tention of Doing Wrong in Connec.
tion With Efforts to Secure Pardon
for Yeggman, Young Attorney
t States to the Dispensary Probers.
h That it was "liquor talk" and that
he was drunk at the time when he
was dictagraphed and, therefore, on
s ly talking wild, was ine statement,
in substance, of Samuel J. Nichols
Thursday morning, when he took the
stand before the dispensary investi
gating committee at Columbia, and
made answer to the cnarge contained
in the testimony of Detective Reed,
that he had- employed Nichols to buy
a pardon for James Johnson, the no
r Nichols admitted that "Henry N.
Porter" came to see him in Spartan
burg about securing a pardon for
Johnson, representing that Johnson
was heir to a $600,000 estate in Chic
ago and that it was necessary to get
a pardon for him before he could
come in under the terms of the wil.
Saying that "Porter" made him
dead drunk after he called on him at
the Hotel Finch, in Spartanburg,
Nichols said what the dictagraph
made him say might have been as re
ported, but that he was "wild drunk"
and simply talking big if he did.
That Nichols was drunk when he
started to Baltimore with "Porter",
fiter their cc'.f'eren'e in the Hotel
Finch, was testified to by Judge Geo.
W. Nichols, his father, who saw him
when on his way to the depot. An
affidavit from C. P. Calvert, the edi
tor of the Spartanburg Journal, who
accompanied Nichols to Baltimore,
was submitted, stating that Nichols
was "wildly drunk", and one to the
same effect by R. S. Pasly, city re
corder, of Spartanburg, who was also
with Sam Nichols on his trip.
Nichols said one of his characteris
tics was when he got drunk that he
"talked big". This was also testified
to by Mr. C. P. Sims, who said that
when sober, Sam Nichols was a quiet,
courteous fellow, but that when he
was drunk, he was rowdy and wanted
The whole tettimony tended to
show that when "Porter" approached
Nichols, he first made him so drunk
that Nichols didn't know anything
about what was going on and that he
was in this alleged irresponsible con
dition during the three conferences
wvith "Porter'', when the conversa
tions were dictagraphed, in Spartan
burg, Washington, and in Baltimore.
Nichols denied having at any time
had any idea of any wrong-doing in
this transaction and also said that he
never once mentioneq the pardon
matter to Governor Blease after he
joined the campaign party in Barn
well; thrt his first knowledge of any
crookedness was when he read the
papers Sunday morning.
Attorneys C. P. Sims and Ralph
Carson testified that there was noth
ing unprofessional in presenting the
petition for the pardon of Johnson,
and Mr. Carson said that he would
have signed such a petition. Mr.
Sims was associated with Nichols in
Another important statement of
Nichol's was that he was to receive
a $10,000 fee for this pardon, but
that no mention of the Governor was
ever made. "I knew the Governor
would not contenance any wrong-do
ing," said M3r. Nichols.
lHe der iedl having paid anything
for getting Governcr Bllease to sign
the charter to the Pieamont and Nor
thern Railroad, and said that outside -
of the Johnson pardon he hadn't got
ten over $1,000 for all the otner peti
tions he had represented, that the
four he was personally interested in
were granted, one of which was a
Nichols dubbed -the dictagraph ref
erence to him running for the Gover
norship two years from now, and
Blease for the Senate as another evi
dence that he was drunk, for said he:
"I wo,)d only be twenty-nine and
too young to qualify, even if elected
Nichols denied having sent any "0.
i." telegram to "Porter". and said
that the only one he sent was from
Dlackville, as follows:
"Things do not look good to me
now. Come to Spartanburg."
He exhibited the original of this to
the committee, told of having tried to
et from Felder a copy of the alleg
ed "0. K.", telegram, which Reed is
said to have declared he received,
and defied Felder to print it. Nich
ols said he preferred to testify iD
South Carolina, where witnesses
would be punished for perjury and
did not believe in going to Georgia.
MIr. Nichols gave Governor Blease
a high recommendation and answered
the general charges made against
him by the dictagraph, declaring that
if he said what it said he did, he was
drunk and not responsible for his
statmuen ts, tnd that there was noth
ing in it.
He said that he was to have got
ten a fee of $10,000 if the Johnson
pardon was secured, but that he nev
er mentioned the matter to Govern
or Blease and was going to tell "Por
ter" so if the latter should have come
Five Texas Feudists Poisoned.
County' Commissioner 31. G. Diaz,
hi us.ad three other county of
hics nurs arank from the same bar
reiaos ate !n San DTego, Tex., are
ead of wte rest of a feud in which
dad aute resoutlaws~ had teen prev
osl killed. The '?a~ter was shown
to contaifn strychnine.
Gasoline Tea K~ills Girl.
I iss Florence Trout, of 3Musca
LrIa., was burned to death and
four other members of the fanly
were injured, two fatally, when a tea
Ipot of gasoline exploded. By mistate
the kettle had been filled with tbe
danger'ous fluid and placed on a hot
Twenty Drown in fhine'
ti At Cologue, Germany. twent wee
y ahig n the death are attlb