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HRAVE GI*1VES FACTS'
I EXTENDED STAREMENT THE"
IAYOR STAN1S BY
HIS FORMER CHARiES
Answer's Blease's Reply to Felder,
Giving Out a Detailed Account of
the Appointment of the Consta
bles by the Governor (and Their I
3ayor John P. Grace gave the fol
lowing statement to The News and
Courier in reply to the statement
made by Governor Blease in which
It was charged that he (Mayor
Grace) had preferred his charges of
graft because he had not been allow
ed to have control of the dispensary
constabulary in Charleston.
"I have never iade a statement
that Governor Blease was 'getting'
graft from the blind tigers of Char
leston as immunity for protection ex
tended to them. It will be noticed
that the gist of my denial on this
point is the word 'getting'. I have
said substantially that a system of
immunity was inaugurated by the
constables sent here against my pro
test by Governor Blease, and that the
basis of the system was money paid
to these constables. I have said that
I could trace this money prazicallly
to the Governor's office and this has
been abundantly proven. It will be
recalled that in his Charleston speech
Governor Blease gave Stothart the
highest endorsement and it will be
equally well recalled that Stothart
on the witness stand swore that he
was so close a friend of Governor
Blease as to haeo slept with him and
drunk with him. If it has not been
conclusively proven that Stothart in
stantly began upon his appointment
a wholesale system of grafting, then
I have no idea of the probative value
of sworn testimony. $t was sworn
that the money was actually put in
tothart's own hands. Other witness
es swore that they put it under the
door for him and Stothart himself
refused V answer the question of
whether or not he had received this
graft on the sole ground that it
might incriminate him.
"Moreover, in all cases where the
money was paid all the raiding stop
ped. If this isn't a system of im
m~unity for graft, then .I would like
to know what is. Stothart acknowl
edged that he paid as often as week
ly visits to ze Governor at Columbia
and on some of these occ3sions Mr.
Todd, of one-million-dollar-Capitol
wing fame, was his co-adviser in the
Governor's office with Governor
Blease. One of the constables who
was ready to squeal was ordered by
Governor Blease to go to Barnwell.
and, according to his sworn testi
mony 'was importuned by Mr. Todd
to do so on the ground that there
was enough graft in Barnwell to be
worth three times his wages. This
advice was given by Mr. Todd im
mediately after he le't the Govern
or's office, and the constable was
warned about talking too much.
Todd repeated to him a long con
versation about the graft situation
In Charleston, which the constables
had reported to Stothart and in
which it was deduiitely stated that it
was well known that Governor
Blease was getting wholesale graft
"This is particularly significant,
because it could on1.: have come
either through Stothar't or Blease,
because up to that time they were
the only two who knew about it.
When this constable refused to be
governed by iMr. Todd's advice he
was instantly dismissed by Govern
or Blease from the service, notwith
standing in his transfer to Barnwell.
Geverner Blease had in writing ree
ommended him as 'the most honest
man of whom he knew. Hence, the
most honest man of wnlom Governor
Blease knew had gone to Columbia
to report to him the grafting situa
tion in Charleston and as a result of
his visit he was dlsmissed from the
service. Moreover, the sworn testi
mony of John J. Miller is that he.
too, had gone to Governor Blease and
told him in detail of the graft situa
tion in Charleston and stated to him
that he, the Governor, was accused:
of being the one to whom the graft
was sent. Governor Blease's answer
was that Mr. Miler was the third
man who had told him of this and
yet he did nothing to investigate.
If thIs Is not tracing the graft 'prac
tically up to the Governor's offce,'
again I say I cannot imagine wvhat
would be. I have been careful in my
charges and I think they have been
"It wo'nld seem to be irrelevant,
therefore, as to what my motive is.
Even had I the basest motives im
agin able for showing up Governor
Blesse's graft, it would be no answer
to my proof for him to blackguard
me even if true.. But he has resorted
to a wilful lie made more diabolIcal
because he has had ample time to
consider his words. Iwortunately for
me, I am able by documentary evi
dence to prove that he is in this in
stance, as in many others of which I
know a plan, unvarnished~ liar, which
I will now proceed to prove.
"FIrst, however, let me say that 1
rejoice that he has elected to take
this course, for if it can be proven to.
the satisfaction of everybody that he
Is a liar in reference to1 this denial, it
may also be inferred th-.t he is a liar
in reterence bo his other denials of
charges in respect to which there is
not perhaps s'ach definite proof. This
is in keeping with the well-known
doctrain~e of falsis in unum, falsis in
omnibus. He says that my expose is
'on account of my not allowing him
(meaning me) to have the control
and appointment of the constabulary
force in Charleston'. What are the
facts? The facts are that in the
month of October, 1910, Governor
FW.ease made a speech at the Schuet
zenplatz, in the course of which at
my instigation he promised the peo
ple of Charleston that they would
rnever iagain be troubleu with consta
bles. His private word to me at the
timie was that he vwas fully aware of
the opportunities for graft in Char
leston and had detelm~ned that it
would never go on under his admin
''These sentiments were not his.
but mine, and I had talked him into
the idea of concurr?ing in them. Thet
next time I saw him was just before
his inauautration, when I visited hing
at Newberry expressly for the pur
pose of learning his then attitude.
I found it to be the same. at least
professedly. After he was inaugur
ated. he actually did remove the con
stables and for a while they were not
here. Then, as I have stated, rumors
flew thick and fast that he was about
to send other constablos here, where
upon Mr. L. C. A. Roessler and I
went to Columbia. drove from the
train at night to the Governor's Man
sion and stated to him what was be
ing said in Charleston, He was very
much perturbed, and wile he denied
all foundation for the rumers. his:
expression was so shirty that I told.
him that Stothart was saying aroundi
nCwasnn tha in a tlttle~ while he
-ould be doing business as ccnstable.
L the mrost extravagant and pro
,!ne way, lie denied al idea of it, but
: I canze away from the Mansion I
old Mr. Roessler that I didn't be
ive him and that guilt was written
Ui over him. Mr. Roessler told me
hat I'd better not be too hasty in
udging him, to wait and see, and
tpcn his assurance to us we came
ack to Charleston ana reassured our
riends. They didn't velieve It, be
ause they said that In addition to
tothart's saying it, Capt. Martin was
Iso saying It. I then told Mr. Roess
er that I intended to put the whole
;ituation in writing, as I did not
vant to be in the position of havig
nade assurances to people in Char
eston that might not afterwar(is be
arried out. I thereupon wrote Gov
:-anor Blease a long letter reviewing
a detail the whole situation, remind
rg him of his public and private
romises. stated to him what Stoth
rt was saying, and what Cant. Mar
:in was saying, reviewing to him the
istory of constables in Charleston,
rpecifically calling to his attention
hat when he was elected those who
M-new the debt that he would be un
;ier to me had tried to get me to
ave him appoint constables here
hom I could control and out of
which I could make immense sums
'r money, that I had repudiated the
dea, that I was against the appoint
me nt of constables, that I would hold
im to his word, but ttat if he broke
ais word and sent coustables here I
xould construe it as meaning graft.
"He was afraid to answer that let
:er in detail, but wrote me that he
would see me in Charleston in a few
ays. The letter was written or
February IS and he came to Charles
ton on Washington's oirthday, foul
days afterwards. Upon that occa
sion I made a speech and devoted my
whole time in his presence and the
presence of a very large assemblage
to a review of all these things and
publicly challenged him there and
then to define his possition. It wa!
so much to the point and the charac
ter of the audience being practical13
the same as he had addressed at thE
Schuetzenplatz, that he just simp13
didn't dare change hiv position, bu1
still maintained, somewhat equivo
cally however, that he would not pu
:ny constables in Charleston. Lis
tening between the lines of hi,
speech, however, there were thos(
present who discerned a false note
and as they were men very much in
terested in the situatlon, they held ai
impromptu caucus and came to mi
and advised me to have it out witl
the Governor there and then.
"We adjourned to the receptioi
room of the German Artillery Hall
about fifteen of us, including men o
nimpeachable veracity, I might sa:
that I put Blease through the thir<
degree. He shifted 4nd apologize<
and finally began to assume the posi
tion that it would be nitter for us I
we did have constables in Charles
-cn: that there might not be so muc
talk about it through the State, tha
-bey needn't do anything specially
ut they would come down and mak,
a showing. We told him that w<
didn't want them: that if they cam
ere to invade our homes and rigid:
7o do their duty we certainly didn'
want them, and that if they cam,
here for any other purpose their pres
ence would be indefensible. He the,
.rggested that he w. ud send mei
who would be acceptable to us. Thi
was also rejected. lie then turnei
personally to Mr. Roessler and said
"'Why, Louis, you take it.'
"Of course he knew this would b
instantly refsused and that broke u:
le meetinga The gentlemen presen
tought tha.t the jig was up. but the:
asked me to make one further effort
to' take him to the notel, and tr;
again. And at about half-past fiy
'ciock in the morning, we got hir
ito an automobile and drove him t
the hotel, where I left him, and hi
!ast words were that be would d
nothing at all. The nrit day I hear
hat he and Mr. Farnum and Mi
Stothart had had a Lonference an
that Stothart had bee'n appointed.
vent to the hotel and round that h
ad gone and that night rang him u
over the Iorg-distance 'phone an
-.sked him what was the news, tell
ng him what I had neard. Bein,
parated by 132 miles, he grew ver:
rank and told me that he had ap
ointed Stothart as chief State de
ctive, not as constable, and that h
would not operate in elnarieston an
that he had done it just to give hi:
i job. I told him that if he carrie
hat out I would be very happy. tha
:1y fight was not against Stothart o
ny other man, but against consta
"Gir. Roesskcr had asked me ts
'phone hin. at the Scnuetzenplatz a
;oon as 1 got in touch with the Gov
ernor. I reported to him what Bleas
;ad said, and he informed me after
ards that he at once communicate
i to his friends. In a few days afte
-hat Stothart and several other con
nabes visited the blind tigers o
Charleston and I was at once inform
em that they were nor here for th<
purpose of raiding, but of collectin,
money. That they collected it I
tow beyond dispute. I estimate tha
i the last eighteen months Stothar
~as collected about erxty thousan<
dollars. If he has keyet it all, he is;
very rich man and he ran at once dis
rove that he has transmitted it t<
Blease by showing his bank book
When he got the job, he was not onl:
por, but as the records will show
his house was mortgaged for a comn
saratively small amounit. He had ni
other property. It ought to b'e ver:
easy for him to show that he did no
give this money to Brease by show
ng that he has kept it himself
iither one thing or the other is cer
Miller Moths Delay Trains.
Miller moths by the millions de
layed incoming trains at Denver. Col.
the swarms darkening the sun. The3
covered the tracks and greased thE
rails so effectively that the wheel!
pun around, making it impossible foi
ttains to run on schedule. On thE
plains, east of Den, the insects cover
ed the ground like a mantle of snow
Child Dances to Death,
Dancing on the wire screen thai
covered the mouth of a well on the
A. H. Mulliken estate at New Canaar
Con.. Monday Mortimter. G. Has
trock, four years old, of No. 42
East One Hundred and Sixty-firsi
met. Manhattan. broke through
le was drowned in ten feet of water
Trestle Was Dynamited.
A large tresc-e rte-onging to the
~ose Mines in Bath couinty. Ky.
'h-r.e two hundred a~niners are on
trieO was blown up. A railroad tie,
I'cavily charged wi-a dynamite was
discovered just in time to prevent a
train from being w.recrked.
Wilson to Plant A pple Tree.
The famous old apple tree near
Appomattox (Ya.) courth~ouse, un
der which Lee surrend.ered to Grant,
ong sInce carried away pietce by
niece by souvenir hunters, is t o be re
laced by a tree planted by Governor
Meets H~orrible Death.
Fredrick Nehmer, aged 50, a roill
3:in a steel plant. at Pittsburg, met
hrrible doa':h Sunday night, when
Sstc.s' :'ail gowing hot was thrust
THEY WERE QUIZED
JONES AND BLEASE ASKED NU.
AT LEXINGTON MEETINi
Judge Jois Endeavors to Give the
Infornation Sought, But Governor
Blease Uses Strong Language To
ward Inquisitors, Evading Direct
Reply in Nearly Every Instance.
At the Lexington campaign meet
ing on Tuesday both Judge Jones
and Governor Blease were asked
many questions by people in the audi
ence. After Judge Jones had been
speaking a short time, some one in
the audience volunteered the follow
ing information: "I haven't had but
one drink to-day." Another issued
this challenge: "Don't tell wha.t
rlease has done: tell what you'd do
if you were Governor."
"When I state what Blease Is do
ing I know the way to be right in the
pposite," retorted Judge Jones, and
:here was vociferous applause from
The speaker went on to spy that
he attempted to show by contrast just
what he stood for, and made it plain
that he was opposed to practically
e~vcry principle enunciated by Gov
As to the taunts about his age,
Judge Jones said: "I am sixty years
old, and forty years young and no
man need worry about my age in the
performance of the duties of the of
"Do you think you can beat Col
2y?" inquired a voice.
"What? Do you think I'd resign
the great office of Chief Justice if I
did not know I could beat Coley?'
replied Judge Jones with emphasis
e- the word "know". This evoked
another outburst from the Jone
"Why, I have known Blease sincE
he was a kid," continued Judge
Jones: "I have had lots of hard jobE
in my life, but the easiest job I evei
undertook is to beat Cole L. BleasE
Again Tuesday, when Judge JoneE
asked wherein Governor Blease had
befriended the poor man, he wa
told: "He turned them out of thE
"Well. why doesn't he turn then
all out?" asked Jones: "there ar(
-still some poor men there just a.
,cod as those he turned out.'
"He ain't been there long enoug..
he'll do It," said a Blease rooter, it
r Eference to possible future action oi
"It's a one-sided affair," said Judg
Jones, "this turning out the poo,
-nan: what of the poor man whos(
barn is burned, whose pockets ar
'icked or the victim of the murder
"Oh, he's done dead," chimed ii
the same voice.
Judge Jones made a strong poin
in his argument that real friendshil
!or the poor man was the strict en
forcement of law, whereby he, as wel
as the rich man, was guaranteed pro
tection of life and property.
"The thing to do Is to make It hard
to commit crime in South Carolina,'
said Judge Jones, referring again t<
th e Governor's declaration regardin:
Messrs. King and Watson, sayini
that such language was positive en
'curagement to crime with a promis<
rf immunity from punishment.
"Hor~rah for Leroy Springs anm
rew is W. Parker," came from the au
dience, and there followed mort
cise and disturbance.
"That's just one of the evidences
ofthis anarchy I'm talking about
when men are so inflicted with Bleas
ism that they will not allow a ma:
right of free speech or give a squart
deal" said the speaker when partia
'uiet was restored; and on the samt
ine he repeated the charge that me:
2:ere imported to yell for Blease.
"But." said Judge Jones, "ths
-uiet. law-abiding people of Lexing
tcn will control her destinies an!
they are the ones who will express
themselves at the ballot box."
Elease Was Also Quiized.
Soon after Governor Blease begat
to speak from backs.in the audienc<
ase a shout: "Murrah for th<
o ickpokets." It came, as later in
quiry showed, from Mr. W. H. Hiller
In insurance man of edzumbia,
frmier Lutheran minister, at on'
time pastor of St. Stephen's Luthera:
Churchi in Lexington.
"Oh, I'll bet you are a pickpocke
- curself, was the shot fired by Gov
r or Blease at his disturber: "I'l
et a dollar that man's stole mor
money than those two pickpockets.'
-Aai Mr. Hiller said somethin
vand the Governor retorted: "I wisi
there were no ladies hero, so I could
' ell you something."
A little later Mr. Hiller repeated
-his taunt and Governor Blease re
oeted his reply that "that man, i
ru will look him up, has stole:
tore money than those two pickpock
"You are an infamous liar," sho1
back Mr. Hiller.
"Oh: any coward can stand oui
there and call a man a liar when hi
cn't get to him," said the Governor
.Addressing himself to the mill boy!
present, Governor Blease told then
to beware of their vote, that It was
aparent that the big Parker mul
combine was trying to force men tc
vote for Jones.
"Old man Jones got hot yesterday
nd called me a liar," said the Gov
enor in mentioning his charge that
t'e Judge's son. Charles D. Jones,
hd exerted influence on Supreme
'curt decisions while his father wall
"There were ladies present, too,'
continued the Governor. "and yet the
respapers, with big headlines, pro
claim it a great act, If I had done it
thy' would have called me a black
dsoalenualt.y in voting against
seaaeconch es. Governor Blease
vas interrupted by this question:
.ell. did rot you vote for that 'bad
(irOr~heally) man (Jones) after he
ad voted th'at way?"'
"If .Jones was as bad a man as you
are he'd a-teen in hell long ago,"
retorted the Governor.
"But I .iust want to ask you the
si~ple question," explained his ques
"If a gentleman asks me a ques
tion I'll answer it," replied Governor
Pese. "Tones says his friends don't
'inrupt the speakers: that they are
gerntleman: therefore he says you arc
His questioner was persistent until
the Governor finally said: "I wouldn't
:y ar.: more attention to you than
a hun' puppy would to a yellow nig
p-r. an then the Governor tried to
n-a ' pot of hIs questioner by say
4rr: 'He's inttrying to show off:
"~t" upad let these folks see you,"
Go'e-ror ?mease. however, did not
answe 'he question,. which It devel
-.ed ws cdd by Mr. l-. R. Dreher,
PfDt: eh Fo'k. Irmno postomlee. :Mr.
MANY WERE KILLED
BY MEXICAN REBELS, WHO AT
TACK TROOP TRAIN.
Just Before the Attack on the Train,
a Small Garrison of Federals Had
The list of dead as a result of the
at tack by a band of Zapatistas on the
Mexico-Cuernavaca train near Parres,
on the edge of the federal district,
grew to a total of 84. Three of the
wounded died during Monday night
i:i the railway hospital.
A second relief train, which reach
ed -Mexico City early Tuesday brought
23 passengers who had escaped the
butchery and made their way into
Tres Marias, a few miles away. El
even were accoUnted for Monday
It is estimated that the train com
posed of one first class and three sec
ond class coaches, carried approxi
mately 75 passengers in addition to
the 50 soldiers of the escort. Forty
three soldiers were killed.
Nine bodies of passengers were
found near the wreck. Of the re
maining thirty-two, a majority are
believed to have been killed or
wounded and consumed in the burn
irg cars which were fired with oil
taken from the tank of the locomo
Before the attack on the train It
became know Tuesday, the Zapata
horde had routed a small garrison of
federals at Parres. Many women of
the camp fell into their hands and
were subjected to indescribable bar
barities. The wife of the chief of
the detachment was found dIsem
boweled and otherwise horribly mut
Capt. Rosendo Nunez, In charge of
the escort of the ill-fated train, is
nsid to have fought heroically. After
nearly every man of his command
had been either killed or wounded
and he himself had received three
wounds, he continued to fire from a
patform of a choach until a bullet
pierced his heart.
The Zapatistas robbed the dead
and living and looted the express car.
BATTLE OF NAVIES.
England and Germany in Battleship
Introducing a supplementary naval
appropriation bill in commons Tues
day. Winston Spencer Churchill. first
lord of the admiralty, declared the
effect of +lhe new German naval law
would be to maintain nearly four
lifths of the kaiser's entire navy in
permanent commission, ready for in
"Such preparation," said Mr.
Churchill, "is remarkable and, as far
:s I am aware, finds no example in
the previous practice of modern naval
The British shipbuilding program,
Mr. Churchill then announced, pro
vided for five battleships to be con
structed next year and four battle
ships for each of the following .four
Naming the ultimate scale of the
German fleet, the first lord of the ad
-niralty declared it would be "ex
tremely formidable" and the only
way to meet it, he said, Is "by cool.
steady and methodical preparation,
prolonged over successive years."
VICTIS OF THE FLAMES.
(Girls Caught in a Death Trap at Lon
At London, England, seven girls
were killed, five were fatally Injured,
mnd several others severely hurt In a
'ire Tuesday in a four-story building
ia Moor Lane, In the heart of the city,
.ccupied by Celluloid Christmas card
-na.nufacturers, who employed many
'emales. The fire started in a front
room on the top floor and spread
-uckly. To reach the stairs the
~irls In the back room had to pass
through the front room and before
they realized their danger the flames
h~d cut off the means of escape. The
response of the fire brigade was
:rompt, but the swiftness of the fire
and the fierceness of the flames blaz
ng from the windows prevented ef
fective use of the fire escapes.
FARMERL MANGLED BY B'ULL
?nraged Beast Tears Gash in Stom
ach of Helpless Man.
James Harrison, aged thirty years,
of Zaners, Pa., was scattering straw
in his father's barnyard when he was
attacked by a bull. The young man's
efforts to escape the animal failed.
and he was caught squarely In the
roin. the bull tossing him high In
the air and ripping a gash twenty
two Inches in length across his abdo
men. As Harrison struck the ground
:he enraged bull attacked him with
his hoofs and continued the attack,
as his victim, his intestines trailing
along the ground, crawled forty feet
nto an entry where the bull could
tendent E. S. Dreher, of the Columbia
After the tilt with Mr. Dreher
some one yelled out "take him off"
-meaning Governor Bleaoe.
"If you think you can take me off
of here come up and try It," flashed
b:.k the Governor. "I can whip you
i a minute."
Another member of the audience
put the following question to the
Governor: "What have you done
with the decisions of the juries of
South Carolina in criminal cases."
"If you had sense enough you'd
read the newspapers and see," was
Governor Blease's reply; "I can't give
you the brains if God Almighty
"What's your name, anyhow?"
asked the Governor.
"Sam Snyder," was the reply.
"What do you do for a living?"
was the next question.
"I am a graduate of the 'University
of South Carolina. I do as I please,"
sad Mr. Snyder.
"I kno~w you weren't workilng for a
liing. I had a purpose in asking.
Judge Jones has been talking about
college boys interrupting; 1 lust
wanted to show that all the college
boys were not Blease .boys," said the
Firing another shot. Mr.' Snyder
sad: "I'll explain my record at Car-1
olina if you'll explain yours." This
the Governor did not hear or took no
nuotice of. for he did not reply.
Ear Blug Latest Menace.
"Beware of the ear bug" Is the lat
est warning sounded by Philadelphia'
phsicians. Annie Rooney was a vIc
tim. surgeons at the Polyclinie hos
ital finding the bug alive. snuggled*
close to the ear drum, stringing the!
senstive organ as it pleased, and
causing the child excrutlating pain.
. Five Blind Tigers Caught.
Five operators of blind tigers have
benruded up In Georgeto-vn,
\isthrough the efforts of the msay
e--. and in each case a anv:y fine wais
imnposed accompanied by a 'cu:r. ce
(jt .av days in fall.
|OOl CHANLE fOR BOYS
WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO PAY FOR
A CLLLEGE COURSE.
Several Scholarships to be Given
Away by the Southern Railway in
President Finley, of the Southern
Railway Company, announced that
all arrangements had been complet
ed for the award of Southern Rail
way scholarships in agriculture in
the State Agricultural College of each
State traversed by the lines of the
Southern Railway Company and the
companies associated with it in farm
improvement work, so that the schol
arships may be awarded prior to the
beginning of the school year this fall.
The purpose of the management of
the company to award these scholar
ships as a means of supplementing
the extensive work which the com
pany is doing for the improvement of
agriculture in the territory traversed
by its lines South of the Potomac and
Ohio rivers and East of the Missis
sippi was announced last February.
The selection of the young men
who will receive the scholarships has
oeen placed entirely in the hands of
the President of the State Agricultur
al College in each State and all cor
respondence relative to the matter
should be addressed to him. The
general plan in accordance with
which the scholarships will be award
ed is as follows:
1. The scholarships shall be
awarded to a boy, preferably from
the farm, living in a county, within
the State, traversed by a line of one
of the railway companies participat
ing in the award.
2. The boy must meet the entrance
requirements of the college.
3. The boy must be financially un
able to avail himself of an agricultur
al college education without assis
tance. Provided, that the president
of a college, if he deems it advisable,
may divide the total amount award
ed to such college among two or more
boys who may be able to defray' part
of their expenses from other sources.
4. Subject to the above conditions,
the president of each college for
which scholarships are to be award
ed may determine for himself the
method of selecting the boys to whom
they shall be awarded. The manage
ment of the Railway Companies, be
lieving that the best results will be
obtained If the selection of the boys
shall be left entirely to the college
authorities, will not participate In
such selection in any way or recom
mend the award of a scholarship to
ny particular boy.
5. Each boy to whom a scholar
ship may be awarded must maintain
good standing in his classes through
out his entire college course and
must conform to the rules and regu
lations of the college. The authorfi
ties of the college shall have full
and final authority to determine the
,.-egree of delincuency or of Insurbor
dination that shall constitute grounds
for the withdrawal of the benefits of
a scholarship from any student. In
no case nhall a beneficy of a schol
arship be permitted to appeal from
':ny act or decision of the college au
thorities to the railway companies.
6. In colleges In which it is custo
ma..ry to send to the parents or guard
ians of students periodical reports as
to their standing and conduct, such
reports as to the beneficiaries of rail
way scholarships shall be forwarded
to the president of the Southern Rail
way Company, as well as to the par
ent or guardian.
7. Each beneficiary of a scholar
ship shall be required to subscribe to
an agreement that he will, for at
east three years aftej the termina
tion of his course In college, devote
himself to practical farming in terri
tory contiguous to a line of one of the
railway companies participating in
the award or to teaching agriculture,
yr work .g on an experimental farm.
n some state traversed by the lines
of one of the railway companies par
ticipating In the award.
LOVE WRECKED HIS LIFE.
Miser Starved to Death Amidst His
Surrounded by tin cans filled with
gold, silver and paper money, and
with more money packed Into every
crevice in his little hut, Adolph Huf
ehauser, of Highland, Ind., miser,
recluse and victim of a love tragedy,
laid himself upon a bench and starv
ed to death. Upon a piece of torn
cardboard lay the story of his tragic
life. It read: "Strife and worry
may fade the .bloom of youth, but
love's first dream remains in the
Back of the words lay the secret of
his entire life. Hufenhauser had liv
ed alone in a little shack at High
land. near -Hammond for fifty years.
He came to Hammond before the
Civil war, purchased a forty-acre
farm, and set to work to eke odt a
living and to prepare a little home
nest to which he might bring the girl
ha had left in Wesdorf, Germany.
The girl never came. Shortly before
the opening of the Ci1i war. Hufen
hauser became a recluse, shunning
all comnanions, never leaving his lit
tle cabin unless to work on the farm
or to go for food. He worked hard
and spent little, storing up his hoard
just as if the girl of his dreams were
When found dying by neighbors,
he clasped an old army musket. He
had evidently prepared to drive away
inquisitive strangers, but he was too
weak from starvation to raise it when
the police entered.
Pleads for Mother's Murderer.
Mrs. Mary Delpha, of Kokomo,
Id., went from the grave of her
mother to the side of her husband,
pleading for his liberty. IHe was con
victed for the killing of his wife's
mother. Delpha's allegation was that
h fired at a man, but instead of kill
ig his intended victim, the mother of
'rs. Delphia received the load of shot
Found Dead in. Store.
At Jacksonville, George Osborne.
aged sixty-four, was found dead in
M s grocery store on the outsktirts of
the city Wednesday morning, his
had was crushed by an Irbon bolt
found by the body, and the cash
drawer was rified.
Negro Hanged for Two Murders.
F-or the first time in ten years the*
death penalty as exacted in Tuscaloo-'
sa county Ala.. was inflicted on a ne
gro when Frank Richardson was
hanged for the murder of Deputy Tom
Cooper and Brown Horton. a member
of a pursuing posse.
Auto Axle Broke
Judge Charles W. Johnson of Per
ry. N. Y., was killed and three guests
s-riously Injured when hIs automo
bile turned turtle Wednesday night
about a mile from Perry. The rear
axle broke while the car was making
All of us may not agree as to who
should be Governor, but we all can!
agree that we want a big cotton crop
and good prices for It this fall.
@IRL IS COWHIDED
1HREE MEN 6O TO HER HOUSE
AND TAKE HER OUT
WON'T TELL THEIR NAMES
It is Olaimed that the Attackers Are
Prominent in Georgia City.-Giri
Whipped Because Man's Son Lov
ed Her Against Father's Wishes.
W. S. Dozier Did Wrdpping.
According to the Augusta Herald,
Essie Carter, a young white woman,
is in the Macon Hospital in a serious
condition as the result of a horse
whipping inflisted upon her Saturday
night at Dawson by three men. She
v as brought to Maco on a cot for
medical and surgical attention.
While refusing to give the names
ot the men who whipped her, the
young woman says that the man who
plied the whip is a prom.inent citi
zen of Dawson and the father of a
young man whose attentions to her
caused the trouble. She says she
was dragged out of her house and
while two men pulled off her cloth
ing and held her the third adminis
tered the flogging. She is striped
and cut on every inch of her body
from her waist down.
According to Mary Carter, the wo
man's sister, who brought her to Ma
,:on, W. S. Dozier, clerk of superior
court of Terrell county, did the whip
ping, while Clyde Dozier, his grown
son, and Pope -MeClung held her. V.
0. Dozier, eighteen year old son of
W. S. Dozier, is the youth whose in
fatuation for the woman is given as
the cause for the cowhiding.
W. S. Dozier was asked by long
distance telephone for a statement,
but refused to discuss the affair.
According to Mary Carter, a
crowd. of a dozen or more men, in
two automobiles, went to Essie Car
ter's home about midnight Satur
day. The servant refused them ad
mittance, whereupon she -was knock
ed down and the Doziers and Mc
Clung entered and seached tke house
until they found Essie Carter in -her
rcom. She was taken outside, Mary
Carter asserts, and after being strip
ped was beaten by the elder Dozier,
while Clyde Dozier and McClung held
her and the other men stood around
with pistols to prevent any interfer
After Essle Carter had been beaten
ir:to insensibility, Mary Carter says.
the crowd rode to her house two
blocks away, determined to punish
her in similar manner. Mary Carter
says she was warned in time to es
cape in the darkness and hid in a
rearby grove until after the crowd
had dispersed. She brought her sis
rer to Macon on the first train and
nlaced her-in the hospital.
Friends of the Carter women in
Vacon say they will employ Macon
attorneys to prosecute the Doziers
-nd others who took part in the
"Because it will bring disgrace
upon his son, I am not going to tell
.he name of the man who lacerated
me with a buggy whip,'' declared
Essie Carter, "although I really
think he should be exposed. His son
bad been coming to see me, and I
had been warned to leave Dawson,
but I stayed there, and that is why I
am in this condition. I told the
young man that he should forget me,
but he said he couldn't and persisted
in his attentions.
"Saturday night his father, ac
rompanied by two other men, entered
the house. They seized me and drag
ned me out into the street and two of
them pulled off my skirts and under
clothing and the father then beat me
until I fainted."
"The man used a long buggy whip
which was concealed under his coat
when he entered the house. He is
one of the leading men of Dawson,
and is wealthy, and his son stands as
well as he does. For that reason, be
cause it will shame and humiliate the
son, for whom I feel a sincere affec
tion, I am not going to give any
"Dawson Is my home. I have lived
there many years, and my~people live
there now. My way of living may
not please everybody, but I am not a
The young woman is being taken
care of here by friends who have
raised a fun to defray the doctors'
and hospital expenses. The doctors
say she will recover, but may be crip
pled for life, as several tendons are
MET DEATH IN QUEER WAY.
Drowned on Top of a Twelve Story
New York Store.
At New York Robert M. Kinsela
was drowned on the top of a twelve
story building in which he lived on
East Sixteenth street Sunday. He
had gone and that night rang him up
foot and a half of water which had
collected there after the drain pipe
became clogged. He ran his right
arm down into the drain pipe and as
he released the rubbish the suction
of the rushing water caught him. His
arm was drawn in up to his shoulder
and became wedged in the pipe.
three companions strove frantically
but vainly to release the imprisoned
man. The suction held him in the
ipe and his head was drawn into
the water which still remained on the
roof, causing him to drown.
TWINS WILL STAY JOINED.
Siamese Duplicates Will Not be Sub
jected to an Operation.
The twin daughters of Mr. and~
Mrs. John Griggs, of Holyoke. Mass.,
widely known as the Holyoke Siam
ese twins, because their bodies are
joined together at the hips, have left
the hospital where they were born
seven weeks ago, and have been tak
en to the G'riggs home. They are
god natured and have been christen
d 'Mary and Margaret. The former
frequently enjoys a nap while the
ater, with wide open eyes, coos and
smiles. It has been decided not to
attempt to separate the infants by an
Bectrayed by Bloody Bill.
The proffer of a bloody dollar bill
to' a shopkeeper in Washington. D.
C.. resulted in the arrest of six youths
charged with stabbing and clubbing
to death, Thomas Cole, a negro. The
boys divided $2.30 found on the vic
Awful Floods in Japan.
Unusually heavy rains and floods
have prevailed on the northern coas
of Japan. Four hundred persons
are missing and are believed to have
perished. Much damage has been
done to crops.
Suspended by Wedding Ring.
Mrs. David Swanson. lIving near
Sterling. Ill., was badly injured when
her wedding ring caught on a nail in
a hay-mow. It held her suspended
for two hours and she waz 2moost .
ead when mened.
CAPTAIN SMITH ALIVE
)LD SHIPMATE SAYS HE SjiW ILL.
fATED TITANIC'S CAPTAIN.
Mariner Insists He Talked to His Old
Commander on Streets of Balti
That Capt. E. J. Smith, command
er of the ill-fated Titanic, was not
drowned in the disaster, but was seen
safe and sound in Baltimore, Md., is
the claim of Peter Pryal, a retired
mariner, who claims to have been a
shipmate of Capt. Smith for more
than seventeen yeavs. Mr. Pryal
claims he not only saw Capt. Smith.
but that he talked with him. Think
ing he might be mistaken after the
first view of the man he thought was
dead, Pryal asserts he made a second
trip to the place wrere he sa.w him
the first time. Finally to his aston
ishment, he says, he saw the same
man approaching him. Walking up
to him he said: "Capt. Smith, how
are you?" Then according to Mr.
Pryal the man answered: "Very well,
Pryal, but please don't detain me. I
am on business." Pryal insists he
followed the man until he boarded a
train to Washington, D. C., and at
the gate Capt. Smith turned to him
and said, "Be good, shipmate, until
we meet again."
"There is no possibility of my be
ing mistaken," he said. "I have
known Capt. Smith for many years.,
When he commanded the :faaestic I
was his quarter-master and the White
Star line officials will vouch for this.
I entered their employ on the Repub
lic, but was later transferred to the
Majestic just after Capt. Smith was
raised to the rank of comamanaer. .
would know him even without his
"After what I have seen I firmly
believe that the Titanic's command
er escaped a watery grave, and was
in some mysterious manner saved
and brought to this country. I have
told rr. Warfleld of the occurrence,
and he wIll testify as to the condition
of my brain, for I know that many
will think I have gone insane."
Pryal was quarter-master on the
Majestic of the White Star line thir
ty years ago, when Capt. Smith com
manded the vessel. He is one of th8
oldest mariners in Baltimore. He has
made Baltimore his home for more
than fifty years, and claims the honor
cf having sailed on the first steam
ships that ever plied into the harbor
of Baltimore, the Carrol, the Somer
set and the Worcester.
The White Star line officials in New
York -City, while they do not ridicule
Pryal's story, declare they have re
ceived no substantiation of the tale
told by the Baltimore mariner.
Supporting Posts Rotted From Run
ning Water Underneath.
At Wheeling, W. Va., many pe:
sons were injured, a number serious
ly, when 200 Masons and their ram
ilies, seated on a wooden platform
cvering in a small ravine in front of
an open air theatre were precipitat
ed to the ground by the sudden col
lapse of the structire. The drop to
the bottom of the ravine was fifteen
feet. Thirty persons were seriously
hurt. One of these. Miss Elsie Lit
tle, of Benwood, W. Va-., sustained
a broke2. back and will die. The oth
ers received fractures of the arms,
ribs and legs or internal in juries and
bruises. Scores of others suffered
from scratches and shock..
The annual outing of the Masonic
Club, of Wheeling, was being held in
the park. .Over 200 persons were on
the platform. At the conclusion of a
vaudeville program the portion of the
audience sitting near the stage arose.
Suddenly the tan bark covered plat
form beneath them began to give
way. There was a wild scrantbie for
safety, followed immediately by the
collapse of the structure. The mass
of humanity dropped fifteen feet and
piled in a heap at the bottom of the
Assistance was plentiful in the
park, while a score of physicians was
rushed to the scene from the city.
Many of the Injured were unconscious
when rescu-ed. A park restaurant
was converted into :an emergency
hospital. Anexamination of the col
lapsed platform showed that the
posts sustaining it had rotted from
running water beneath.
BLEASEJ LOSES A FRIEND.
Former Strong Supporter at Green
ville Now Opposes Him.
The Greenville News says that Ad
am C. WeWlborn, Esq., who have
been warm friends and political
friends for years, have severed rela
tions with each other will doubtless
prove surprising news to friends of
both throughout this section.
In 1908 and 1910 Mr. Welborn
was a particularly strong supporter
ot Governor Blease and weilded a
considerable amount of influence in
the elections. Very few people have
learined of the break between Mr.
Welborn and the governor, and those
few who knew of it, perhaps did not
know the cause of the separation.
Saturday morning Mr. ~Welborn
stated to a News reporter that per
haps It would be best for himn to state
publi ly that he was no longer a sup
orter of Governor ~Blease, for some
of his friends, remembering how
strongly he supported the chief exe
cutive heretofore, might be influenc
ed in the approaching primary.
WOMAN KIDNAPER CAUGHT.
Was Pursued Across Three New York
Counties by Officers.
Pursued across three New York
state counties by police on motorcy
cls and automobiles, driving her car
nearly fifty miles an hour over mud
dy roads and through a downpour of
rain. Mrs. Herman F. Lehman, of
Buffalo, N. Y., was finally arrested.
At Atti ca, Mrs. Lehran entered
the Eagle hotel and a few moments
'ter returned to her car accompan
ed by Evelyn Mildred Sloan, aged
eeven, adopted daughter of John
loan, proprietor of the hotel. Mrs.
Lehman claims the child as her own
daughter. taken away from her by its
father. Charles A. Dleming. of Chic
po, Ill., shortly after the child wab
Charged with Bewitching Cow.
Mrs. John Yeniski, of West Hazle
ten. Pa.. was arraigned before an
alderman, charged by Mrs. Frank
Gelp with having bewitched a cow
so that it ceasted to give milk. The
w.man was discharged and the pros
eutor told her to consul her pastor
about the Impropriety of believing
Mule IKilled by a Bolt.
Last Thursday, about ten miles be
Low Branchville, while a negro.
Smart Funches, was leading his mule
home just before a shower of rain,
the mfile was struck by lightning and
killed and the negro stunned. The
bolt ripped the right leg of his trous
ers and yet dlid noi leave a scar on
WASH HUNTER CASE
MOVERNOR BLEASE PARDONS HIS
WAS ,ONITED TWE
The Greenwood Journal Gives a Full
History of the Famous Case and
Incidentally Defends Its Peopl
Against Charges Made Against
Them by Governor Blease.
The Greenwood Journal says it
may be that the people of Greenwood
Ccunty are not particularly interest
ed in the general pardon record of
Gov. Blease, but there Is one case
which is being much discussed and
about which we think it well to keep
the record straight. The Journal
then gives the following facts in the
Famous Wash Hunter Case:
G. Wash Hunter was charged with
the murder of Elbert F. Copeland,
July 19, 1906, near Clinton in Lau
rens County. The case was tried
four times at Laurens Court House,
resulting in three mistrials and-a ver
dict of manslaughter which was set
aside. On Sept. .26, 1907, the case
was ordered transferred to Green
wood County, and after an appeal
from this order to the Supreme Court
the case was brought to trial in this
county September 27, 1908, when
Hunter was found guilty of man
slaughter and given an eight year '
The record shows that the follow
ing men composed the yury that
found Hunter guilty: W. H. Hagood,
Foreman; J. L. Stribling, J. H. D.
Ashmore, T. W. Pace, B. P. Pinson.
P A. Hunter. W. H. Whitlock, J. E.
Reardefi, J. H. Hinton, R. C. Jen
nings, M. D. Warner and J. L. Rich
ter. The following attorneys are
marked of record as representing
Hunter: Cole L. Blease, W. R. Rich
ey. B. F. Townsend, Geo. T. Magill,
W. R. Richey Jr., and T. C. TurnerJr.
After sentence the case was appeal
ed to the Supreme Court and the ver
diet was affirmed. It was then taken
by appeal to the Supreme Court of
Ine United States and the verdict was
again affirmed. When the United
States Supreme Court refused to in
terfere there was no further legal
move and Hunter was pardoned by
Gov. Blease. .
In -his book of Pardons the Gover
nor states: "The case was transferred
to Greenwood county in preference
to any otl'er county in the circuit
notw 'hstauding Greenwood's well
known prejudice in regard to drink
ing whiskey and gambling, which to
my certain knowledge among some
of its citizens is hypocritical, yet It
had its weight in this case." He then
proceeds to severely criticise the Su
preme Court of this State and of the
United States for refusing to Inter
fere. with the verdict of the jury.
We think the Governor has done
this County and the jury which tried
that case a great injustice. We did
aot ask for the case to be sent here,
and the Governor evidently overlook
ed the fact that a jury of Laurens
county, his political st-ronghold, had
already found Hunter guilty and the
further fact that three other juries
of the same county had refused to
declare him innocent. Then Lu the
face of those facts why make such an
unwarranted charge against this
county and its fury.
Some of the men on that jury we
do not know personally, but the
greater -number of them are known
to, the citizens of this county, and It
would require more than the totally
rnsupported charge of the Governor
to convyin ce the people of this county
that it was a hypocritical spirit which
moved that jury to declare Hunter
guilty. He shot to death a crippled
man. He had been given four trials
'.n his home county, and although he
had been represented by strong legal
talent he had never been able to con
vince a jury of his fellow citizens of
his innocence.' On the contrary one
o9 those juries had declared him guil
ty. He was gIeen a fair trial -in this
county, and the verdict of that jury
represented the truth as they saw It.
The Governor a few days ago stat
ed that he had never -received any
pay, that it was in litigation. We. of
course, know nothing as to this, but
we do know that in the report of the
case of the Chemical Co. vs. Hunter
there is the following:
"Cole L. Blease admits he holds
note and mortgage for one thousand
dollars mentioned in the complaint
and alleges that he is a creditor 6f G.
Wash Hunter and that the amount of
the indebtedness is one thousand dol
inrs, and will be made if deponent
lhve to render the services he pro
poses to hereafter perform for said
Hunter in the case of State vs. G.
Wash Hunter now pending In the
Supreme Court of this State and in
other matters." In the same case
Hunter states on oath that some of
the money from several etner large
mortgages over his eight hundred
acre tract of land went for the pur
pose of paying attorneys' fees.
Governor Blease pardoned his own
client when five juries of his coun
trymen had refused to free him,
when the Supreme Court of this State
and of the United States had said
they could not interfere, and yet a
few days ago he severely criticised
his opponent .because as a member of
the Supreme Court he had felt it his
duty to grant a new trial in a civil
suit where damages had been award
ed. He states that Judge Jones
should have respected the verdict of
the jury regardless of all else, and
yet in the Wash Hunter case he more
severely arraigns the Supreme Court
for refusing to upset the verdict e
says he is proud to have freed Hunter
from the oligarchy of the Court, but
he must not forget the verdict of a
jury placed the case before the Court.
Why shoald the verdict of a jury be
regarded so sacred in one case and
yet so lightly regarded in another?
The Governor may continue to par
don his clients when he has failed to
win their freedom before the juries
of the State. but as often as he at
tempts to impugn the motive of hon
est citizens in this county in the
faithful discharge of their duty, just
so long shall we give the record.
Moore M~ay Be Declared Dead.
Thomas Moore. once a prosperous
druggist in Mobile. La.. must put in
his appearance within a few weeks or
the courts of Alabama will declare
him dead. He disappeared several
:-evs ago and his wife mnd children
ri~ t a settle the estate
Looses Money and Ends Life.
Despondent because she lost $50
belonging to the Mystic Workers and
head officers had insisted on it being
sent to them, 'frs. Fred Desjardins,
of Grays Lake. Ill., took rat poison
Bites Torpedo for Candy.
Andrew Hoffman, of Appleton.
Wis., who ate a torpedo, is dead. He
had some caramels and torpedoes,
both wrapped in read and white pa
per, in the same pocket ang peweg