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VOL. xxvi; MANNING, S. C.9 WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 2
BLEASE ON TiLLHAN
SAYS HE DOES NOT NEED THE
JONES TALK OF ISSUES
-I as Well Qualified to be Governor
as Timan or Anybody Else," Says
Governor Blesse. - Peoples and
Earle Says They Are "1ease for
Thomas H. Peeples az.ti :T. R. Earle
came out for Blease. Tbis declara
tion of preference as tt ne leading
candidates for governor by two of the
four candidates for attorney-general
was the news feature of the State
campaign meeting in Laurens.
Fairly good order was kept by the
crowd of 3,000 persons, wbich filled a
natural ampitheater at the edge of
the town, except that the chairman
John M. Cannon was unable to get a
bearing for Judge Jones when the lat
ter sought to make categorical reply
to Governor Blease.
Judge Jones gave little time to
self-defense but spent the geater part
of his forty-five minute period in ex
plaining politics which he advocates
,.rd contrasting these with the poli
cies comprehended in "Bleaseism",
though he di dnot once, mention the
Governor Blease repeated the sub
stance of his address er' Newberry,
omi.tting, however, the charges there
made by him against relatives of
Judge Jones who live Ii Newberry.
Governor Blease referred again to
the attitude of B. R. Tillman, senior
Senator from South Carolina, toward
the Blease-Jones campaign. "Jones
and his crowd," Blease sai. "are try
Ing to take a safety-pin and pin Jones
onto Ben Tillman's coat tails. Edge
Seld county has got a man in the race
-for the United States Senate who
served you as Senator, as superin
tendent of the penitennary and for
years in congress. He has done much
for South Carolina.
"Laurens county has got a young
man in the race who is honorable
and high-toned and worthy of any
trust that may be reposed in him.
Why should the Jones people try so
hard to hang onto Tillman? He has
his own fight to make. If they had a
proper respect for themseives and for
Tillman they wouldn't do it.
"I don't need Tillman's endorse
ment. I have proven during the past
19 months that I am as well qualified'
to be governor as Bea Tillman or
anybody else. They say Hampton
was defeated because he interfered n
a family fight nnd they are doing
their best to get Tillmai to interfere
in a family fight. But they are not
going to get Tillman into it."
The governor declared, in charac
teristically elegant language, that
Tillman would never befound. "lined!
up" with the management of the
Messrs. Peeples and Earle were put
on record as to their preference be
tween Blease and Jones tnrough the'
activity of a self-appointed grand in-f
quisitor, a farmer fr'om Sullivan
township named Tublin, who wore a
Blease badge the size of a half dol
lar and -who had repeutedly yelled.
"Hurrah for Barney Evans," while
the Attorney-General 3. Fraser Lyon
was speaking. Mr. Peeples, however,
refrained from expressing himself un
til after he had ascertained, by meansI
of a hand primary, that many persons
present, other than Mr. Tumblin,
B. B. Evans. who left last SaturdayI
for Black Mountain. N. C., did not!
return until long after his turn to
speak came, in fact, not until Just be-!
fore the meeting ended.
D. W. McLaurin, a candidate for
State Treasurer, angrily refused to be
committed on the Blease-Jones issue.
(Eeesrs. Wharton, Carter, Richards
and Cansler. were asked where they
stood on this matter, 'out the ques
tion was not pressed and they all Ig
"Gentlemen." said Mr. Peeples, "I
have always been the friend of the
Hon. Cole L. Blease, and I see no rea
That was enough for inquisitors
who raised a shout, "Hurrah for
Blease and Peeples."
Mr. Earle said, "If you want to
know where I stand I have voted as
a rule with Governor Blease on his
vetoes. I have the manhood to vote
for what I believe to be right. He
and I were In the general assembly
together for years and he and I were
usually on the same side. When he
vetoed those appropriations I voted
to sustain him, and I am willing to
do so again."
Mr. Mcbaurin told his questioner
that if he did not desist from annoy
Ing him he would have him arrested.
"You go ask Jones and Blease who
they are going to vote for," he said.
"and I'll tell you how I'm going to
vote. If you had as much sense as
you have got mouth you wouldn't ask
me such a question. Wouldn't I be
a pretty fool to come before the peo
ple asking for such an office as that
of State Treasurer with "-Blease"~ or
"Jones'' branded across my breast? I
was a ma nbefore either of them,
and I bore myself as a man.'
St.abs Wife With Knife.
At Nashville, Ind., thinking hisi
wife a burglar. Harvey Troyer stab
bed her in the back early Tuesday,
and she probably will die. According
to their statements they were awak
ened by a noise as if there was an in
truder In the darkened room. Both
arose and the husband, armed with
a butcher knife, stabbed the wife
when they ran against each other.
S<>uth to See Warships.
Secretary Meyer announced Tues
day that some time this tall or win
ter he would show the Southern peo
ple the magnificent Atlantic tleet at
as many as the principal harbors of
the South Atlantic and gulf coasts as
the dreadnloughts can enter or even
approach within reasonable distance.
Thief Once a Jockey.
Ranked when a boy as th~e premier
jockev of the American .turf. with
earn~nrS of $5i00O a year. Grover
Cleveland Fuller, who is still only 20
years .'ad limped before JTudge Crain
in General sessions Thursday in New
York. plead to an indictment charg
ng tefto a watch.
HIOW HE FULD HER
YOUNG WOM AN ANSWERE) AD
VERTISEMENT FOR WIF.
The Brute She Married in That Way
Deserted Her in Three Days After
Marry in haste and repent at leis
ure was the fate of pretty Mrs. Con
way G. Hutcheson, formerly Miss
Mary SicEachin, Pnd a daughter of a
farmer of Broaker, Ga., according to
the story she told Chief Beavers
Tuesday morning when she asked
that he find the husband who, she al
leges, deserted her after they had
been married three days.
The girl, who is only twenty, lived
on a big farm about ten miles from
Hazlehurst, Ga., and she had never
met Hutcheson until she answered an
advertisement for a wife. The adver
tisenitnt read: "Wanted a good coun
try girl for a wife. Am a rich Vir
ginian. No one but a country girl
Soon letters were exchanged. Then
protographs, and finally the man call
ed at the girl's home, where his pol
shed manner and glib tongue won
the heart of the girl. But her aged
father and mother objected. They
begged the girl to wait 'until they
knew more of the man, but the cou
ple ran away from home, taking the
midnight train on July 31. They ar
rived at Atlanta early in the morn
ing, and were married on Thursday,
the first of August by Judge Orr.
They went to a Mitchell street ho
tel and remained until Sunday, when
they were persuaded by the young
irl's sister-in-law to go home and
seek the parental blessing. They did
so. and reached Brooker, Ga., Sun
day. and spent the day with the old t
people. Monday morning the hus
band took the first train, and his wife
told Chief Beavers that was the last
she had seen of him. That was over
a week ago.
She had no idea, she told Chief
Beavers, that he was not going to
come back, until she received a let
ter from him. in which he said that
he was gone forever. Re wrote, she
said. that he was sorry he had mar
ried her. and that she need not ever
expect to see him again. "And may
God forgive me." he concluded, "am
icably and peacefully yours."
He had given her $20 when they
reached the farm house. and told her
hat was to buy her trousseau. The
man had every evidence of being'
wealthy, the girl said, and told her I
h was worth $40.000. He said his e
home was In Batenburg. Va.. and that t
he once owned a portrait enlarging I
business, but was then traveling for '
a large house. He never gave the t
firm's name. but he had a box at the;
Atlanta postoffice, where he received:
After he left the girl at home sheit
received a letter in his han'dwriting!
which turned out to be for some bus
ness house. The girl said she for- e
warded it back to his box number,
and then her letter was returned. She t
old Chief Beavers it looked like het
mixed the letters up for a purpose.
The man gave his age as 31, and is i
described as being very tall. -He has a
andy hair and a dark sandy mus-t
ash, has brown eyes and a crookedi
ose. The girl wants the man ar
ested and will at once seek a di
orce. she declares, and demand ali
WILL CARRY HOME COUNTY. 2
ones Will Have Big Majority in Lan
caster County. j
In a private letter to the editor of E
the Greenwood Journal t1r. A. J.l f
lark, editor of The Lancaster News!'
rites that "Jones will carry Lan- c
aster county by several hundred ma- 1
nity. He is one of the best men that;
ave lived here since I came here
over thirty years ago."
This news is especially interesting it
n view of the fact that Cov. Blease' I
has claimed several times that he
ould carry Lancaster county. Hie t
reiterated the statement in his speechc
t Newberry. In this connection it a
ight be added that reports from Ic
ewberry are to the effect that the t
sentiment in that county Is very much s
divided. It is believed, according to I
reports, that Go". Blease's majority (
n his home county will be very small,
f he carries It at all.
MONK(EYS TAKE SHIP. t
Climb in Rigging to the Great An
noyanee of Sanlors.
The voyage of the big steam I
freighter Egremont Castle, from the
far east, came near being one long
nightmare. ' t
Forty-one monkeys were taken on
board at an eastern port. They re-If
fused to answer the dinner bell: they; t
warmed in the rigging hopelessly j
tangling any loose ends of rope theyt
ould firnd, swung on the whistle rope, (
sending forth blasts of the siren in
the dead of night; rifled the gallery 1
shelves and upset everything that
was not nailed down.
Freedom of the ship had been
zrated to -the monkeys to k:eep them
n better healith, but Captain Smith
nally ordered them caught and put
back in the cages. This resulted In
the death of 1r.
Tore Fourteen $20 Bills Up.
After she had torn into shreds ser
mal $20 bills and tried to leap from
window. Mrs. Jennie Lieberwith.
sixty years old. of No. 168S Tompkin
avenue. Williamsburg; N. Y., was
yuesday taken to K'ings Cuunty IHos
:ital for observation as to her san
a.She hr.d destroyed fourten of:
the bills in an $S00 roll when dia -v-i
Shild Still Missing.
At 9 o'clock Thursday morning
Mr. and Mrs. Blarron C. Cook had
heard nothing from their five-year
ol son, who myvsteriously disappear- ,
d from their home in Charlotte ear
v Wednesday morning. The police
and frIends of the family are
bending every effort to find a clue
as to the whereabouts of the child.
Cat C'auses infant Paralysis?
O'cials of the Springfield Mass.,
health department believe they have
traced the source of infantile paral
vsis to th~e house of cat. The m
s'ectors have discovered several well
developed cases In cats and wIll send
the affected antinals to Boston for ob
sertion. .. .. -
FORTUNE IN BANNI
BECKER, THE NEW YORK CROOE
60T RIGH SHIELDING
THE DENS OF INIQUITI
in Less Than Nine Month This Dis
honest Police Lieutenant Has De
posited Nearly Sixty Thousand Dol
lars Received from Crooks of al
Kinds for Protecting Them.
Powerful banking interests, actln
through the New York Clearin,
House committee, came to the aid o
District Attorney Whitiaan in his ef
rorts to lay bare the alleged corrup
illiance between the police and th,
ambling fraternity, founded on graf
ind blackmail. Burns and his detec
ives are on the job.
A virtual command was given b:
he committee to all banks in thi
learing house to furnish the distric
ittorney with a record of deposit
hey may have from any of the higl
)olice officials whom the district at
:orney suspects of having been collec
ors of blackmail from the disorder1
-lements of the city.
As a result, records showing tha1
ithin the last eight months Polic<
ZIeutenant Charles Becker, charge4
vith the murder of Herman Rosen
hal, and accused of gambling grafi
ias made bank deposits of $58,845 iz
us own name or that of his wife wh<
vere placed in the hands of the pub
These deposits, the records show
vere first made in November, 1911
hortly after Becker became head o1
he "strong arm squad" of gambling
aiders, and continued all during the
ime that Jack Rose says he was col.
ecting graft for Becker and until aft
er his arrest. The table of deposits
ta presented to the district attorney
vas as follows:
'orn Exchange Bank.. ....$29,61E
,orn Exchange Bank. ..... 4,33(
orn Exchange Bank. .....-6,0C
orn Exchange Bank. . . 10.00C
mpire Savings Bank. .....1.50C
West Side Savings Bank.. .. 8,00C
-ncoln Trust Company.. .. 1,50C
The district attorney had beeE
ronised records of Becker's deposits
n four other banks which did not
ave time to go over their accounts
nd he has also discovered that Beuk
r has an unknoivn amount of stocks,
onds and othtr securities locked ur
n two separate safe deposit vaults.
hat the total value of the police lieu
enant's assets will be found to ap
roximate $200.000 would be no sur
rise to the district attorney.
Becker's salary as a polioe lieu
nant was $2,250 a year. The aid of
he clearing house committee was
roffered to Mr. Whitman after it be
ame known that his representative
ad been finding some difficulty In
racing Becker's bank accounts and
hose of other police officers.
Mr. Whitman was assured by lead
ig bankers of the city that they were
nxious, as public-spirited citizens.
r have the police force purged of
s grafters and the whole scandal
ired and that they would give him
very aid in their power. This offer
as gladly accepted by the district
torney who said: "I am receiving
plendid support from the bankers of
~ew York City.
The district attorney has received
formation that Becker may have
ut money away in several banks
utside of the city and if these are
efinitely located the New York bank
rs have promised to use their In
uence to secure their production.
'he prosecution expects that the aid
f the banks will be invaluable to
m when he takes up the larger
hase of the graft inquiry.
It became known that the distrIct
ttorney is holding for presentation
a the grand jury evidence by which
e expects to convict four police in
pectors on the charge of collecting
lackmail from gambling houses and
isorderly resorts. These four men
re all aware, it is said. o! the nature
' the evidence and have been trying
a cover their tracks. Thus far the
tate's investigators have uncovered
ank acco-unts of two totalling $75,
The expected murder Indictments
y the grand jury were not handed
own owing to the time taken up by
estimony of various ~witnesses. One
f these was Jack Rose, who, It was
earned, held the jury spellbound for
wo hours when he repeated the con
ession of his part in the murder plot
d his alleged graft relations with
One of the jurors is reported to
ae remarked that he had not heard
he equal of the story portrayed In
ny melodramaa. The one additional
act of importance which Rose added
>his previous accusations that Beck
rhimself was, in effect, the paymas
er of the murder crew. When Beck
r, ridgie Webber and Rose met In
ront of the Murray Hill baths on the
mornng of the murder, according to
ose, Becker borrowed from "Brid.
le'' Webber the $1,000 "blood mon
y" in large bills, handed it to Rose,
r-ho handed it to Schtpps, who then
ass'd it on to "Gyp the Blood" and
is three thug companions.
Wants to Vote Before She Dies.
Sixty-four years a resident of Cali
ornia and eighty-one years old. Mary
osephine Melvin, born In Ireland,
.ppeared In San Francisco, Cal., and
ook out her first papers to become
cItizen. She declares she .has lived
o see the dawn of freedom for wo
nen and she wants to vote before
Over one Hundred Perish.
A tremendous hurricane that swepi
he Spanish coast has caused heavy
ife and property loss. Fourteer
ilboa fishing boats capsized durinI
he worst storm and at least 119 sail'
yrs erished. All coast towns suff
red from the gale.
Music Teacher Killed.
In the arrest iato Monday night o
regro' named H. J. Jones. fifty-fiv4
-ears old, the police believe they hav4
:he murderer of Miss Signe Carlzen
he music teacher who was killed Fri
'Say in Aurora. a suburb of Denver.
Five Prisoners Escape.
Five prisoners escaped over th
hI-h wail of the Ohio penitentiary a
olumbus Tuesday. One of the pris
enors was shot and another was cap
re~. hre made a clean get-away
HELil UP THE COURT
TOOK BOY CONVICTED OF M:UR
DER AND LYNCrHED HIlM.
The Unmasked Mob Penned the Dep
uty in the Court Room and Went
Away With Negro.
Holding up the court officials In the
courthouse at Columbus, Ga., at pis
tols' points, a mob of about forty
men, in open broad daylight, Tuesday
afternoon about five o'clock, took T.
Z. Cotton, alias T. C. McElhenny, a
sixteen-year-old negro, on trial, and
lynched him just beyond the city
The negro had been convicted of
killing young Cedron Land, a white
boy, near town two months ago.
Land was found in a field, his face
riddled with bird shot. It was re
ported that he had trouble with the
negro and the latter was arrested.
At the trial Tuesday the negro was
speedily convicted of "unlawful man
slaughter". Judge Gilbert sentenced
him to three years in the peniten
The spectators made no show of
their dissatisfaction with the verdict,
L and as soon as court adjourned many
of the court officials left. When dep
uties started away with their prison
er, they were surrounded and disarm
ed. They were held in the court
house while members of the mob, all
unmasked, took the negro out to a
Reaching the negro quarter, the
passengers were ordered off the car,
which was taken about one hundred
yards farther. Then the negro was
taken off the car and his body rid- 4
dled with bullets.
The mob was dissatisfied with the -
verdict. Those composing it thought
that the negro ought to have been
hung for his crime, which was a bru
tal one. The matter will be Investi- t
gated, but it is doubtful if anything I
is done, as the lynchers have the in
dorsement and sympathy of many of t
WHY NOT CLAIM ALL.
Hilles Elects President Taft Easily on I
Charles D. Hilles, chairman of the
Republican national committee, issu
ed a statement claiming that 34 states
with a total electoral vote of 384 for
the Republican ticket and conceding
10 states, with an electoral vote of
114, to the Democratic party. He
listed four states, with an electoral
vote of 34, as doubtful and conceded
no state to the Progressives.
Following are figures submitted by In
Mr. Hilles in what he calls a pre- r
liminary survey of the political situa
Claimed by Republicans: Colorado,
6; Connecticut, 7; Delaware, 3; Ida
ho, 4; Illinois, 29: Indiana, 15;
Iowa, 13: Kansas, 10; Kentucky, 13;
Maine. 6; Maryland, S; Massachus
etts, 18; Michigan. 15; Minnesota,
12; Missouri. 18; Montana, 4; *Neva
da, 3; New Hampshire, 4; New Jer
sey, 14; New Mexico, 4; New York,
45; North Dakota. 5; Ohio, 24; Ore
gon. 5; Pennsylvania, 38; Rhode Is-.
land, 5; South Dakota, 5: Tennessee,
12; Utah, 4; Vermont. 4; Washing
ton, 7; West Virginia, 8; Wisconsin, t
13; Wyoming, 3. Total, 384.
Conceded to Democrats: Alabama, i
12; Arkansas, 9; Florida, 6, Georgia, a
14; Louisiana, 10; Mississippi, 10; t:
North Carolina, 12: South Carolina, i:
9; Texas, 20; Virginia, 12. Total,
Listed as doubtful: Arizona, 3;
California, 13; Oklahoma, 10; Ne- t:
braska, S. Total, 34. e
Mr. Hilles also said that the new t,
Progressive party would draw no v
more heavily from the Republican r
party than from the Democratic par
SHERIFF PUT OFF TRADT. 1
Conductor Refuses to Let Black Pris.
oner Ride in White Smoker.
Because he would not travel inf
the negro compartment, Sheriff V. A. i
Spinney, of Augusta, Ala., was eject
ed from a Mobile and Ohio passen
ger train Wednesday afternoon while
carrying a handcuffed prisoner from ]
iMontgomery to Prattville.
The sheriff purchased two first
class tickets for himself and the pris
oner, and they sat down in the white d
smoker. The train had just pulled b
out of the station when the conduc- d
tor, coming around for tickets, or
dered the sheriff to carry his prison
er to the negro compartment. The
sheriff refused to do so, whereupona
the conductor stopped the train, i
backed it to the depot and forced the ~
sheriff and the prisoner from the
The sheriff has employed counsel
and threatens suit. He insists that
the Alabama law prohibits whitesa
from riding in the negro coachx ana
vice versa, and that the conductor'ss
order therefore was in direct viola
tion of the law, lie also maintains
that as an officer he had a right to
carry his prisoner in the white smok
Dog Beats Women to Voting.
A pedigreed bull dog was voted in ~
place of a negro voter in the election ~
of Representative Jamts A. Hughes,
Republican, of West Virginia. ac- I
cording to the report prepared by the
House Committee investigating
Hughts' election. The report will ar
range franchise conditions in Hughes'
district, it is said.
Vice Consul Was Murdered i
A dispatch from Columbia says
that the death of William B. McMas
ter, the United States Vice consul at i
Cartagena, whose body, riddled with
gunshot was found a few miles out
side of that city Monday. has pros-'.
Qdwithout doubt that he was murder
ed. There are no clues to the slay
Sailors Burned in Fire 5
Two sailors perished and a large 1
quantity of oil destroyed when the H
Standard oil steamer C. M. Pate, to
getber with three 10adt narges was
iurned on the Mississippi river at 1
Gramercy, La.. Tuesday night.
Shows a Great Cnange.
A careful poll of the votes of Pac
olet precinct in Spartanburg County
shows the following result: Jones,
-101: Blease. 6. The vote two years
ago was: Featherstone, 39; Blease,
TROUBLE IS BREWIN6
RAILROAD EMPLOYEES MAY GO
ON HUGE STRIKE.
Nineteen Roads in the South Will be
Affected if Men Decide to Walk
Out, Says Report.
Adivices rehelved here from Macon
tre in effect that a great strike of
railroad employees affecang nineteen
Southern railroads is now imminent.
According to information from the
Georgia city, railroad employees all
>ver the South are now taking part in
i ballot which will determine wheth
r or not the strike shall be called.
rhe Gacon News prints the follow
ng story concerning the matter:
Railroad conductors, trainmen,
tnd yardmen throughout the South
kre now participating in a ballot tak
m by mail which will aetermine if I
hey shall strike for hlg'ier wages.
This vote will be collected, polled
Lnd announced in Washington, D. C.,
wo weeks hence, and the result, if
n favor of a strike, will then be com
nunicated as an ultimatum to the
eneral managers of the railroads
*vhich are concerned.
There are ninetten railroads that 4
nay be affected by a strike. These
tre as follows:
Central of Georgia Railway, South
rn Railway, V. S. & W. Railroad, C
Zorthern Alabama Railroad, &. & A. s
tailroad, K. & B. Railroad, T. & C. S. c
lailroad, Atlantic Coast Line, Mobile s
& Ohio Railroad, Great Northern, C.,
q. 0. & T. P. Railroad, Alabama I
reat Southern, Georgia Southern & C
lorida, R. F. & P. Railroad, South- 1
rn in Mississippi, New Orleans, Mo- r
le & Chicago, Seaboard Air Line. t
Llabama & Vicksburg, Shreveport &
The general committee, composed G
if the chairman of the committee of c
he several roads affected are made $
p as follows: I
0. R. C. Chairman-W. M. Hamil- il
on, Macon; S. J. Brooks. .T. A. Dod- c
on, R. B. Mims, R. W. Moore, L. E.
.vans, T. K. Steed, H. Dickinson, J. 'v
V. Loyal, A. C. Aden, J. W. Vaughn, t
nd T. . Talbtrt. t
B. R. T. Chairman- TW. V. Ham- 11
ton, R. H. Lanter, J. F. Shelton, T. o
Mason, B. F. Pearson, C. G. Stokes, b
. M. Tanner, Z. S. Wheels, R. T.
agner, H. A. Fox, Macon; 11. M. d
ousins, and J. K. Lush. h
All official communications being f]
ent from the general managers com- T
ittee, of which H. Baker is chair- t
ian, are addressed to A. B. Garret
on. president of the 0. R. C. and Val
'itzpatrick, vice-pirsident, B. R. T. ti
The officials of the railroads, n
irough the general managers' com- a
ittee, has issued a letter to the com- c
iittee in which they state that if the e:
equests of the men are granted, they h
ill be paying the highest wages in nM
ny section of the United States, t]
which means higher wages than are r
ild anywhere in the world".
In the circular being sent to each F
f the employees, the correspondence b
etween the general managers' com- h
ittee and the officers of the two or- R
anizations is given, and the claims X
iade by either side are stated. Fol- L
)wing this correspondence, the form M
)r the vote is printed to be detached iC
nd returned to the chairman, signed
>r or against a strike, a
The decision to take a census of d
de railroad men as to thtir position
n the proposed strike was reached S
1 Macon last Friday my the corn- R
ittees from the tranmnen-s assocla- G
ons. The blank ballots are now be- t<
ig distributed throughout the South.. t
Macon railroad employees do not si
esitate to say that they think there al
'ill be serious developments unless ct
eir demands are granted. The gen- t:
al managers, in their reply, con- N
nd that the increase ,if granted, b
ould mean the bankruptcy of the
We hope the matter can be amia- r<
ly adjusted, as a strike would do w
either side any good. Why not ar- d
itrate the matter and settle the t:
ouble without resorting to extreme S
ieasures on either side. Strikes and o
ckouts are relics of barbarism and ti
;does seem that they should be un- t:
ecessary for the adjustment of dif- tl
erences among any class of our cit
GREAT LOSS BY ARMY WORM'
ight Million Dollars Damage to
Crops of the South.
More than $8,000,000 damage was
one to crops in the South last month
y the army worms, according to thee
epartment of agriculture made at
Whether the season's second brood
f the insects, already appearing in I
outh Carolina, Alabama, Georgia,t
d other states, will Increase this
ys is of much concern to govern-b
ent experts. All the means at the
epartment's disposal are being used
> meet the emergency. t
Reports to the department say the
rmy worms at some places half a
oot deep on railroad tracks have ~
topped trains. This loss~ is placed '
t $1,000.000 in Georgia, while In 0
rkansas 20 per cent, of the corn and
0 per cent. of cotton planted have a
en destroyed. Losses also haver
een great in Tennessee, the Caroli
as, Alabama, Mississippi and Louis
na. In some of these, particularly t
ouisiana, they exceed the million
ark. Corn, cotton. sugar cane, and
ice crops from Louisiana to the At
in tic have been affected.
Killed Her Assailant.
At Nashvllle, Mrs. J. R. Allen, a
:idow, aged twenty-two, Tuesday h
hot and instantly killed Wil- a
iam Shofer, aged twenty-eight. lI
he driver of a taxicab in the service S
fMrs. Allen and her brothers. d
hen arraigned she said she shot to t<
~rotect herself. Shofer made his t<
oe with the widow and her .broth- t1
r. She alleged he attempted to as-d
State's First Bale of Cotton.
Mlarion County's first bale of new
otton. which Is the first bale in the
tae to be reported, was sold at Mar- t1
on Tuesday for fifteen cents. It was b
nrde by T. W. Moody, a few miles! p
orth of town, was ginned at P. F. 1
'ones' gir.nery and was purchased by.i
he Blackwell Company.
Aged Man Convicted.
William Kennedy, aged 76, Thurs
lay was convicted of murder In the
irst degree for conspiracy in the kill- p
ng of his son. Shelt Kennedy, and 'l
is grandson, Sarg Kennedy, in the 11
uoted Pearce-Kennedy feud in Anni-I
CAUIHT WITH iRAF1
SEVERAL DETROIT ALDERME1
HAD MARKED BILLS
F1YEM THEM BY BURN!
Co Pass Certain Important Measure
Through the City Council for th
Benefit of the Wabash Railroad
and Eighteen of Them Have Beel
Arrested Charged With Grafting.
Prosecuting Attorney Sheppard o
)etroit, announced Wednesday after
Loon that Edward Schreiter, deposei
:ouncilmaic clerk, who made a com
>lete confession after his arrest wit]
lighteen aldermen in connection wit]
iribery charges, will from now on as
,ist him in prosecuting the aldermen
"Schreiter is now an attache of thi
prosecutor's office; you might cal
Lim an assistant without pay," salt
he prosecutor. The statement wa
nade after the arraignment of thi
ighteen aldermen and Scheiter. Th<
ases were set for hearing on Augus
-Schreiter, who was one of the offi
ials arrested, is to appear on th<
ame charges. The hearing of thi
euncilmanic officials was featured b:
cathing denunciation hurled upoi
chreiter by the aldermen nvolved Ii
is confession. All of the acouse
fficials brand the Schreiter state
2ent as false, nothwithstanding th4
rosecutor refused to give oit any o:
he details of the confession.
Assistant Prosecutor Charles Jas
owski said that Alderman Thoma.
lenman, leader of the common coun
11, and who is said to have receivet
1,000 bribe money from a detectiv
i the Wabash Railroad street clos.
ig case, has repeatedly confirmed hi
All of the aldermen are charged
rith having been implicated in a ploi
3 force the Wabash Railroad to pa3
tem various sums for their influenot
1 putting through the council a res
lution closing a city street for the
enefit of the railroad company.
It is declared that nine of the al
ermen actually received bribes, not
owever, from a railroad official, bul
rom a detective who posed as such,
'he nine others, It is charged, agreed
) accept certain sums but failed tc
collect" at an appointed time.
According to the prosecution the
ap was sprung a short time after
ne a-ldermen were bribed and alsc
fter the time for the others to re
ive their share of the money had
cpired. Prosecuting Attorney Shep
erd and the detective claim that
arked bills were found on several of
le aldermen after they had been ar
sted and searched.
The nine aldermen arrested last
riday on charges of accepting bribes
t for whom no formal warrants
ave been issued as yet, are :David
osenthal, A. A. Deimel, Louis Tossy,
Eartin Ostrowski, Jos. L. Theison,
)uis Brozo Andrew, J. Walsh, Frauk
ason and Thomas E. Glinman (pres
Lent of the county).
Warrants charging a promise to
cept bribes were issued lates Tues
ay for the following aldermen:
William -Koenig, Win. H. C. Hindle,
tephen Skrzyki, Patrick O'Brien,
ichard 'M. Watson, Thomas Lynch,
eo. H. Ellis, Jos. Merritt, Wmn. F.
>by Edward R. Schreiter, former
>by Edward R. Cchreiter, former
cretary of the council comittees,
so charged with bribery who re
mtly made to the prosecutor what
xe letter termed a full confession.
o warrant for .Schreiter's arrest has
This case was worker. up by Burns
ad his detectives, who posed as rail
)ad officials, and had conversations
ith the aldermen recorded by the
ictagraph, which was concealed in
ie room as in the case of Nichols at
partanburg. The Clerk and several
I the aldermen have confessed thai
iey accepted graft as Burns charge
ey did, and will be prosecuted by
TRAIN JUMPS TRACE.
hree Killed and Forty Others Injur
ed in the Accident.
Two enginemen and a passenger
ere killed, a spectator fell dead and
rty or more passengers were injur.
I shortly before noon Thursday by
ie derailing of an inbound train on
le Plymouth division of the New
ork, New Haven & Hartford Rail
ad in Dorchester.
The train, made up of a locomno
e, three passenger coaches and a
aggage car, was rushing along at 33
iles an hour when the locomotive
imped the rails on a sharp curve.
w.o of the passe-nger cars followed
i engine off the rails.
The locomotive plunged off into a
arsh and half buried itself. The
otmentumn of the train carried two
Sthe passenger .cars over the en
!ewhiln the third passenger car
nd baggage car remained on the
The bodies of the engineer and
reman were found buried deep in
PLAGUE RAT AT KEYT WEST.
nimal Said to be Infected with
A suspected plague infected rat
as been captured at Key West. Fla.,
ccording to advices to the pub
c health service at Washington.
ecretary Mac~eagh on Wednes
ny sent Dr. John F. Anderson, direc
>r of the hygienic laboratory here
ythe Florida port to cooperate with
de State officials in making fina:
agnosis. An organism strongly
iscovered on :he rat Aug. 6.
Will This iHbit Spread?
Steps are being taken against the
big hat evil" by the male visitors of
de motion picture theaters in a near
y city. According to an ordinance
ased by city council in 1899, all
idies must remove their hats while
the th'.ater before and after the
erformaiu e has begun.
Carpenter Left a Fortune.
Sick and alone in his poorly fur
Ished home, W. H. Spencer. a car
enter, sixty years old, received worn
uesday at Sanfrancisco that he I
.eir to a fortune of $48.550 left b:
saac Spencer, an uncle, who died re
ROBS EXPRESS CAR
jONE BANDIT MAKES GOOD HAUL
Covers the Messenger and After Se
i curing Valuable Fackage Locks
Him in a Chest.
A lone train robber, masked and
s armed, boarded Southern railway
train No. 10, Spartanburg to Ashe
e ville, at 10:30 Thursday night as it
was keaving Biltmore three miles
from Asheville, and covering the ex
p press messenger. G. F. Carr of Mar
ion, with a revolver, obtained a pack
age containing $3,000 in bills. The
robber then commanded Carr to get
in the express chest, which he had
just rified, and locked him in it. It
is thought that the robber left the
train as It slowed up for the Ashe
When the train arrived at the
Asheville station express employees
found Carr locked in the chest. When
released the express messenger was
1 unable to give a description of his as
sailant, saying that the latter was
The train wAs an hour late at Bilt
more, a fact which the local police
t department says the robber was
The express messenger asserts he
a had just finished arranging his pack
ages, preparatory to leaving the train
at Asheville. when he was confront
ed by a masked strangev wIth a load
ed revolver, who demanded his mon
ey. Carr says the robber then bound
his hands and forced him to get into t
the chest, which he locked.
The alarm was quickly given and I
several policemen were sent towards 3
Biltmore on a special traIn. Other 2
members of the force boarded train 1
No. 35 which leaves Asheville at
10:50. It was thought that the rob- I
ber might have attempted to escape I
on this train. A midnigtt the police J
and express officials were still with- !
out a clue.
Carr up to July 21 was a clerk in
the Southern Express office at Ma- t
rion, N. C., when he was given the
run from Columbia, S. C., to Ashe
INFERNAL MACHINE EXPLODES. 2
Addressed to a Young Lady But Goes
off Before Time.
Police officials, who have closely
examined the remains of the infernal
machine which was intended for Miss
Ollie Hoover but exploded in the
bands of the express agent at High
Point, N. C. Saturday afternoon, ser
iously injuring himself and assistant,
are wondering whether E. R. McIn
tyre, who is charged with sending
the machine and for wnom the po
lice are now searching, made the
machine himself or secured it from
some other source. No one but an 3
ingenious mechanic could have con
structed such a device.
The machine was in a box within a
box. In the inside box, nicely bronz- S
ed and covered with a hinged and e
buckled lid, was a revolving cylinder E
stuck full of math heads like teeth a
in a threshing machine cylinder, p
that would nignite the powder when
turned around by the opening of the t
Still another device at the side of
the box, made out of small hand- t
saws was so adjusted that the open- e
ing of the box lid would grate these
saws against another row of matches c
fastened to the sides or the inner t:
As yet, for some unknown reason, a
the fuse that was to fire the cap on
the stick of dynamite failed to do its t
CHANGED BY CONVERSION. S
Bleaseites Got Beligion and Became
The Spartanburg Herald says: At b
Buck Creek Church, in Cherokee d
township, a revival service has been
under way which has profoundly stir- a
red the people from Cherokee Springs b
to Chesnee. Numbers of men have
been indued to profess Christianity a
and join the church. One of the t:
curious features of the revival is the b
fact that ardent supporters of Gov- P
ernor Blease, upon being converted, 0
have renounced their allegiance to
the Governor and become supporters
of Judge Jones. A fervid meeting
recently lasted until late at .night.
As soon as a Bleaseite got religion
he became a Jones man. A gentle
man who was in the city said that if
religion continued to spread in Cher
okee township there would not be a f
FIRE BUGS CAUSE PANIC. 3~
Among the Workmen in a Big In- c
.. diana Powder 3fill. e
Thousands of lightning bugs caus- a
ed terror among workmen employed e
In the powder mills at Aetna, In-- t
diana, following a thunderstorm. The o
little insects, driven from the marsh- o
es by the storm, settled down upon p
a tank containing several hundred e
gallons of nitro-glycerine. The em- ti
ployees saw the brilliantly illuminat
ed bugs near the great tank and im
mediately scattered, running terror
stricken in all directions in the fear
that the tank would explode. It re- 'I
quired nearly an hour for foremen of
the milis to dispel the fears of the
employees and get them to return to
Triplets Are Healthy.
Three little girls, who a few days a
ago were presented by Mfrs. Charlie i
Almand, of Vandalia county, Ga., to t:
her husband, were named Monday in
honor of the three daughters of a
Woodrow Wilson, Margaret, Eleanor o
and Jessie. The babies all are fat c
Aviator Has Close Call. I]
Lieutenant Foulers, of the United b
States aviation corps, probably es- a
caped serious injury or death as if h
hy a miracle when his biplane, upon s
landing. hit a stone wall Wednesday r
at Stratford. Conn. The machip'e was t
smashed, but the army aviator was.
Express Eilled Four. e
At Mattewan, N. Y., while a jury l
-was investigating the 'lent death
Sof an Italian on the Nv .V York Cen
Stral Railroad tracks Tuesday, the en
Sgineer testified that his express had I
- Ikilled four persons while it was run
~nin frm Ne Yok toChiago
SHE WAS JEALOUS
FOUNi MARRIED WOMAN SHOOTS
AND KILLS PRETTY WIDOW
USBAND LIVINO APART
Lhe Murdered Woman the Mother of
Two Children, One of Whom Had
Just Left Her When sbooting Oc
curred. - Murderess Hao Been
Lodged in Jail for Trial.
In a cell at the police station, at
Cashville, where she spent the night,
:harged with the murder of Mrs.
Uva Cave, a widow aged thirty, Mrs.
. . Jones, aged twenty-four, Thurs
lay morning refused to discuss the
ragedy until her arraignment.
Mrs. Jones went to me home of
4rs.. Cave Wednesday night shooting
ier twice, one bullet entering the
leart. Mrs. Cave died tn a few min
ites. Mrs. Jones was arrested en
,oute to the police station to surren
Jealousy is said to have been the
ause of the tragedy. Mrs. Jones
iome time ago filed suit for absolute
livorce and is said to have been liv
ng apart from her husband.
Mrs. Cave was the widow of Steve
0ave, a son of Rev. 1. L. Cave, chap-.
ain of the United Confederate Vet
rans, a Nashville minister.
Mrs. Cave's husband died .bouit
wo years ago and at the time of the
hooting, she and her two children, a;
irl of fve and a 'boy or two, were
naking their home with mer mother,
drs. Sophie Leinhous. Mrs. Cave
vas noted for her beauty.
Other members of the family were
n the rear of the house when the
ragedy occurred, the little boy hav
ng climbed down from his mother's
ap just as Mrs. Jones entered the
Mrs. Jones heard at the police sta
Ion that her aim had been fatal.
he raised her head ana asked: "o
he dead?" When told that Mrs.
*ave was dead, a slight frown cross
d her face. She was perfectly cool
s she answered questions.
At a late hour Thursday morning,
ones had not been to the station
Louse to see his wife. Before her
arriage Mrs. Jones was Miss Leola
looper, a daughter of J. M. Hooper,
n employee of the Nashville Rail
oad and Light company.
Jones is said not to have been reg
arly employed recently but made
is home with a brother who owns a
oft drink stand.
A referente to the court files shows
divorce bill had been withdrawn.
STANDS BY HIS FRMENDS.
r. E. L. Archer Tells About a Spar
Mr. E. L. Archer, Chairman of the
partan.burg County Democratic Ex
cutive Committee, in an address at
kidville, said that Malcolm Bowden,
friend of Governor Blease, was ap
ointed treasurer of the Spartanburg
ounty Democracy two years ago at
b*e instance of T. R. TrimmIer, who
uaranteed a correct settlement.
When Bowden was called upon to
ir his books over to his recently
ected successor he would not do so
ntil threatened with mandamus pro
edings. Finally iBowden turned in
ie books 'but they showed a short
ge of $297, said Mr. Archer, accord
g to Bowden's own figur.es.
It was .because of this shortage
1t all the election managers were
ot paid two years ago. Mr. Archer
tid he felt morally bound to make
cod the $297 deficit out of his own
ocket and would do so.
"You say," continued Mr. Archer,
why don't yo~u prosecute him? When
'e went to look for him we f -und
m in Columbia. And what was he
ing there? Monkeying with Gov.
lease. What's the use to prosecute
man when he has got his pardon
Bowden is the man whom Blesse
ppointed as magistrate, contrary to
ie recommendation of the Spartan
u?rg county delegation, to fill the
lace of Magistrate A. H. Kirby, an
Id Confederate vettran.
MEET AFTER TIRTY YEARS.
isters Although On Same Block
Didn't See Each Other.
After having lived at New Orleani
r seventeen years, the last year
ithin a block of each other, Mris.
dele Coi-umbus Aniau and Mrs.
arie Columbus Algero, sisters, met
hursday for the first time in 30
ears. They were separated when
2ildren in Havanna and had remain
lin Ignorance of the whereabouts
each ether until a chance meeting
a factory, where they had sought
ployment, one because she was a
idow with a family to support, the
hpr because her husband was out
employment. A similarity In ap
arance attracted each to the oth
and questions disclosed their iden
HIDDEN TREASURIE FOUND.
en Thousand Dollars Ran Upon in
an Old House.
Ten thousand dollars in gold, be
eed to have been iidden by Wil
am Anderson, a bandit who terror
red Central Missodri immediately
fter the civil war, has been found
i the old Manor House on what was
e plantation of William Burch, In
oward County, Missouri, and which
ow is the property of C. E. Yancey,
f Liberty. Employees of Mr. Yan
v are remodeling the old house.
ccording to those from which the
.ory of the death of Anderson comes
i 6, he was wounded after rob
ing a Central Missouri bank and
:opped that night in the manor
ouse of the Burch plantation, dying
veral days later. It was In the
om in which the bandit slept that
te money was found.
Hilled Over a Dozen.
At Atlanta detectives have arrest
d a negro who says his name is
lenry Lawton Brown, and who the
ficers believe is Jack Ripper, .re
posible for a dozen or more mur
ters of negro women. Brown con
essed killing one woman, said the
dicers and apparently familiar with
can othr crimes.