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7) L, XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 21
GOV. BLEASE'S GHARGE PROVES
TO BE FALSE
PLENTY ThKETS SENT
Christie Benet, Secretary of Demo-C
cratic Committee, 31akcs Public
Letters Showing That J. T. Richey,
of Pickens, Was Given B3lallots as
At the campaign meeting at Pick
ens on Wednesday In ref<rence to 1
his charge that the Jones people in- z
tend to count him out, if possible,
Governor Blsase said he h:d receiv-'
ed a letter from J. Manly S-nith, ex
sherif of Lee county, sayIng tla-,
State Chairman John Gary Evans
had sent the Lee county ehairman 2
two thousand tickets for use in the
primary, whereas there are three t
thousand names on the cluh rolls of s
The Governor said also that the s
Pickens county chairman had been
furnished two thousand tic'<ets less e
than asked for. Lee and Pi:kens are e
both Blease counties. said :.he Gov- C
ernor, who decided the State chair- (
man's alleged action in regard to the C
tickets showed "They are trying to,
count me out."
The facts in the case are directly
in contradiction of the Governor's t
statement. In the first place the bal- G
lots for the State primnary were not y
sent out by John Gary Evans, State
chairman, but by Christie Benet Of C
Columbia, secretary of the State ex
ecutive committee. .
In reply to a letter written by Mr.
Benet on July 13 asking how many
ballots would be needed in Pik-'ens
county, Mr. Rich'ey wrote on Jily 15.
"we vote about 3.i.00 in this county
and will be glad if you will send us
10,000 tickets." These tickets were
shipped to Mr. Ritchie on August 1. A
by Mr. Benet.
On August 19 jMr. P.ichey wrote
Mr. Benet ackno-vledging the receipt
of 10,000 State tickets and added,
"I request 12.000 tic'kets. Kindly L
send me the other two thousand as I
will need that many." Mr. Richey's
first letter asked for only 10.000 Tick
ets. The additional 2,000 tickets
were sent Mr. Richey on August ~20.
Gov. Blease warped the record very:
badly in his speech at Pickens.
Mr. Richey's letters to Secretary
"Christie Benet. Esq., State sec
retary executixe committee, Co
lumbia. S. C.
"Dear Sir: Replying to your favor
of the 13 instant beg to say that we r
vote about 3.500 in this county and
will be glad if you will send us about
10,000 tickets. This will give us y
enough margin to play on should
anything go wrong with the tickets.
'Yours very truly.
(Signed) J. T. Richey.
"County Chairman Pickens County. P
"Pickens. S. C. July 15, 1912."
"Hon. Christie Benet, Secretary
State Democratic Committie, Co
-umbia, S. C.
"Dear Sir: I beg to acknowedge~
receipt of oaflcial forms for returns of
first primary also 10,000 State tick- I
e. I requested 12.000 tickets. o
Kindly send me the other 2,000 as I se
will need that many.
--Yours very trul.
(Signed) J. T. Richer. f
"Pickens, S. C., August 19, 1912.
"Kindly have balance of tickets ~
reach me by Saturday if possible, as
I want to have same in hands of all
managers, Monday. the 26." The 2.- n
000 tickets in addition to the 10,000 a
already sent, were shipped to Mr. c!
Richey on August 20.1
In order to be absolutely sure that 1T
the tichets reached the county chair
man. Mr. Benet sent them postals -P
with an attached card for reply, giv
ing the number of tichets shipped and
the date of shipment. Mr. Benet has
receIved acknowledgment of the re
ceipt of the tickets from practically t4
all county chairmen. He will wire g
those from whom he has not heard. 0
The Lee County Case. b
Tn his Pickens speech, Gov. Blease e
also said that J. Manley Lee, ex- ti
sheriff of Lee County, had written u
him that only 2,000 tickets had been b
sent to that county, whereas there n
were three thousand rnames on the.
club rolls. a
Mr. Benet said Wednesday that I
this was an error on his part which
he had corrected. Only 2.000 ticket-'
were sent to Lee County when L. L.|
Baker. County Chairman asked fo"
6,000. This mistake was corrected a
Wednesday when Mr. Benet person
ally delivered the additional 4.000
tIckets to Mr. Baker who was in Go-p
Mr. Benet purrosely sent ou h
500.000 State tickets on August i
in order to allow plenty of time for
correcting any. such errcrs as that
made in the shipment to Len Courty.
Mr. Baker's letter to Mr. Bene: fol
"Hon. Christie Beract, Secretary, Cc
lumbia. S. C.
Dear Sir: In reply to your circu
lar letter of the Ith i'atnnt. l:eg to
say that tve poll between 1.700 and
2.000 votes in th's (Lee) county at
the comning primry." I think i a'
visable that you send us at least 6,
000 ballots as mny are wasted in
spite of all the care we can tke.
rolled. ees -
(Signed) L.T L.'or
Convic~t ilenit fo . r,. Tw Years
Alieni5's are udc dwhte
Charlecs C .on, a ce'-:""i" te '-s
on a:: Fo::n Cl- was' stric'e
dumb or is sha:nmin. Ho' ha o
spoken a word oe t xo'e- s
Carson r:a seteced to lif 0npr0s
1904. and later sentener-d to death for
p:articipating in a murdering jail
U nite'd States Sends Marines.
Undleterred by~ talk in the enat
of projected reszholuin rgarding
the constitutionality of the "din
of American sai'o's anod mar"e :n
Nicaragua, the navydepatmet at
the requc'st of the sto"re drtm'rient
Wednesday d!spatched pm try
orders to navy yards on. two sides co
the continent to rush renfrcmet
to the naval force now located fa
in the interior of the' '""'-iOn
ijRNED MANY L0OSE
=LElSE'S PAiRDON RECORD is
n a Little Over One Year and Six
Months He Has Released Nearly
Four Hundred Criminals.
Governor Blease has exercised
leneucy in 382 cass since he as
;Umed the cilice of Governor of
>outh Carolina on January 17, 1911.
Of those receiving clemency at his
.ands 85 had been convicted of mur
.er and were serving sentences and
I had been convicted of manslaugh
er. making 169 homicide cases in
vhich the Governor granted clem
cy. Twenty-three persons convict
d of assault and battery with intent
o kill have been the recipients of
lemency at the hands of the pres
The list of crimes in which the
overnor has exercised clemency run
11 the category from murder to per
ury, including six who had been con
icted of rape. two of attempted rape.
hree for crimes against children,
even for arson. nineteen for viola
!on of the dispensary law, one for
tduction, three for bigamy. Rich
and County heads the list in the
lemency column, having forty-one
ases to her credit. Spartanburg
omes second with twenty - five.
;reenville is third with twenty, An
erson is a close fourth with nine
?en. and Charleston has fifteen.
From the time he was inaugurated
overnor on January 17, 1911, up to
ae time he made his report to the
eneral Assembly in January of this
ear, about one year's time. the Gov
:nor had exercised clemency in 317
ases. From that time on not nearly
s many were granted and since the
mpaign opened very few convicts
ave been the recipients of clemency
t Governor Blease's hands. Here'
the pardon lists:
rurder.. .... .............5
Iansaughter.. .... .........
ssault and battern with Intent to
kill.. .. ..............23
ssault and battery.. .. ..7....7
orgery.. .. ..7..........
ape.... .... ......6....6
ighway robbery.. ..........5
ousebreaking and larceny... ..12
areeny from the person.. .. .. 2
And 15 other cases. including
rand larcony, petty larceny, bur
lary. fraud. conspiring to defraud
e State, bigamy, drunkenness. se
uction, mutilation of property.
-imes against children. cruelty to
ainals. non-support of family. gam
ing, perjury. adultery, breach of
ust. contenipt of Court. carrying
eapons unlawfully, larceny of live-i
ock, violation of the dispensary
w. receiving stolen goods, trespass
tg and jail-breaking.
TE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH.
oung Man Told Girl to Leave, Then
A New York dispatch says that
irt of Broadway known as the
.alto. was the scene of another!
iooting early Wednesday. when a:
ung man registered at a local ho
-1 as "A. W. Rogers. of Jackson.
iss." suddenly remarked to a young
oman withi whom he had spent the
ening: "You go along. I'm tired
this thing. I'm going to kill my
'if." As the girl fled. Rogers drew
revolver and sent a bullet through
s brain. The police believe the
ame Rogers was an assumed one.
r on the man's watch fob were the
iials "A. W. Y."~ and the same!
itials were engraved on his cuff
nks. Rogers came here about a
onth ago. He was ~evidently a
an of means, for munch jewelry and
large roil of bmls was teund on his
ERRIBLE MASSACRE REPORTED
arks Said tto Have Butchered Wo
men and Children.
A cablegram from Cettingo, Man
enegro, says terrible reports were
aning a circulation in the capital
another massacre of Christians
i Mohammedans in Albania.
A band of Mohammedan Arnauts
'pported by Turkish troops, Friday
-acked a section of the Christian pop
!ation in the Berana district of Al
ania, which is one of the Monte
A fierce fight ensued and women
ad children are reported to have!
aen murdered by wholesale. Many
irs were made captive and carried
f by Mohamamedans.
A large number of Christians and
eir families have fled the territory
ad taken refuge in Monte'negro.
The govern~nent has ordered the
inister of war, Gen Vukoties, to
'oceed to the frontier and personally
a take charne of the situation in'
n effort to maintain order.*
'-"r " Sto . Mi-tr' Sw) Case Read
caniCweh b ro'ds in rea your
.itca.. a'mi no .. rcturn it."
At New; Bridion. Pa.. Edw~ardi,
-aes. and~ John Tay.lor. need respec
ivey si: mronths. two and four years.
erp hburnod to dea0th early Su;ndaiy
;ha-n the Taylor ho'me was sut af:eo
mya pet 'dog o'vert'lniing a table on
vo'(ch wais "n oil lamna. The dog, a
-St Prnard. was bu:rned to
lthwl trybnr to save the sleep
ngfml from the dlame's.
:ir'l !Punches Man in Jaw
M. -i'. lor'i of Newn York city.
" Vs '~ ar:-ste at Wlkes-Barre, Pa.,
-rrrigprvate houses and em
'annyl Fred r afer gave him a
me nth jw that disabled him
auscer said ..-. wa in search of a
'vrd.l r o Ni''co'i Yntkudio.
P A-T[RS TRAPPED
EURNS TELLS HOW THE DETROIT
6ANG WAS CAUGHT
USED THE DIETAiRAPH
The Police Court Exanuination of One
of the Boodle Aldermen Brings
Out the Testimony of the Man Be
hind the Snare That Landed Eigh
teen Grafting Aldermen.
A dispatch from Detroit, Mfich.,
says.testimony of W. J. Brennan, a
detective, was the feature of the po
lice court examination of "Honest
Tom" Glinnan, the first of the eigh
teen aldermen recently arrested on
bribery charges to be tried. It was
Brernan's evidence that resulted in
the arrests of the aldermen and Coun
cil Clerk Edward Schreiter.
-Brennan went into details of the
trapping of the aldermen up to the
time ho alleges that he, representing
himself to be an offlicial of the Wa
hash railroad, paid Glinnan $1,000
for his influence in granting the rail
road's request for the use of a city
street for building purposes.
Alderman Thiessen's case came up
yesterday. Disposition was reserved
in the cases against Aldermen Broze,
Roenthal, Lynch. O'Brien and Koenig
and the examinations of Alderman
Deimel, Mason, Ostrowski, Tossy,
and Walsh will follow that of Alder
man Glinnan. Clerk Schreiter also
was remanded for a week.
Brennan explained that he is a
member of the staff of W. J. Burns,
annd that his home is in Ecston. He
t o d of coming to the city in April
,:a ci' takng ofies as a representa-!
ire f the real estate department of
the Wabash railroad. lie also en
gazed an adjo!ning office and had
New England Historical Society,"
printed upon its doors.
The detective then told of getting
acquainted with aldermen, of im
pressing upon them the urgent de
sire of the railroad for the improve
ments of the street and of the oppo
sition to the proposal that was ex
nressed by several councilmen. Fin
aliy, he testified, Glinnan came to his
olice and arrangements were made
for closing the street.
"Glinnan told me at that time he
wanted to use me as a pipe line to St.
Lois." said the detective.
"Tie had wanted for years to get
on the Wabash railroad, he said, and
thought he could serve the company
b,, locking after its taxes and other
matters in the city hall. He said he
ould want about $100 a month for,
"I interrupted to say: 'Alderman,
*i. street closir.g case has been re
e+ rred back to the committee and I
guess there is some difficulty, is not
"'Put I guess we can adjust it,'
"le then gave me a list of alder
men and said he. would see them and
pay them. I already had arranged
to give him some money for the pas
sage of the resolution closing the
street. The amount that we decided
upon at the time was between $1,700
The witness then went info details
of further talks with Glinnan. At
lzt he said all arrangements were
cotplete for the payment of the
According to the testimony Glin
nan appeared on July 26 for the
"I took out a rool of bills," said!
the witness. "and counted them. I
said: 'Glinnan. here Is the $1,000
that I promised you for voting for
the Wabash closing.' He thanked
me and put the money in his pocket.
As he was about to leave I took him
into the next room. Mr. Burns was
"I said. 'Mr. Glinnan, allow me to
present William J. Burns,' and Glin
nan said. 'Pleased to meet you.' "
The witness then testified that
Glinnan, when he realized his situa
ion, handed back the money and
made a complete confession.
AU'TO BANDIT IN ATLANTA.
D~t Police Department Has an Auto
In Which to Chase Him.
The auto bandit has made hisap
nearnce in Atlanta. The new type!
of cr iinal, produced first in Par's
ndten in New York, will have to:
be figured with henceforth by the At
gatapolcefor a mysterious strang
r.a a hih power touring car re
1et~ smashed open a drug store,;
: -Od-the till and escaped at brean
:s s*ee with the bicycle cops on
tis an interesting coincidence
tha theu-o bandit has made his ap
prance at a time when the police
.'earwet for the first time in its
i 'or i be able to meet him on
hi e . rund. The police depart-I
mothsa touring car too, and it is
. cvd it may prove of unexpected'
:e n case tiLe auto bandit appears
Three Tihousand D~ead~ at the Sea of
An a'palrg story of sufi'ering
"n deman' caused by the recent
mag~a:, ao"t the Sea of Marmo
a wastem Smda .jy memnbers o
'1he relief expdition. Second Secre
tem:of th United States embasy
TG!.>r an dou doos estimate the
~::r1:e in th'e various town
: * -vi!!1 e atc -'hre-e thou~sand, while
: *ctota injurOd is about sIx thou
s-1d Th dor arising frocm corps
ird a no ine ruins prevented
mayvlnes from being approach
--. Ear houukes continue daily at
:eeyplcs along the coast. Sx
fere ft Friday.
Hern~t's Lv Ws Endluing.
Meine - Hufenhause r, a bachelori
hPrmit'or ammnond. Ind., found
n Irr ea from starvation, had just~
writ& :i nte-:a"Srife and worry~
waradetheb'oom of youth, but
-rsfis droom remains forever in
he heart. IHufenhauser came from
rymnymr than fifty years ago.
ought a small farm, cleared it and
ee 'wrote for' his sweetheart to
e:r'. La ter he recived word that
TilE WMIESL OF SIN
CAUGHT AFTER A LONG HUNT
FOR A BANK DEFALCATION.
Took the Money to Speculate In Real
Estate and Lost It in Several Bad
John A. Flack. the defaulting cash
,er of the Abilene State Bank, of Ab
ilene, Kas., was arrested in New
York 1% ednesday afternoon by de
tectives of a surety company. He ad
mitted his identity and said he would
gladly go back and stand trial. The
shortage, he admits, is more than
I7.,00. He has bcen missing since
Flack was taken into custody as a
result of a decoy advertisement in a
local paper. The advertisement of
fered emplcYment in an East Side
establishment. Flack answered tb.e
advertisement and was taken in
charge by two detcetives. He ad
mitted his identity, d-c!aring he was
glad to hear -is own name once
"1've been going un'1er assumed
names." he said, "antil I am sick and
tired of it. I want to be myself once
more. I'm read. to zo back to TKan
sas and face the music. I have no
excuses to offer. I did what I knew
to be wrong. I lost my nerve at the
wrong moment and now there is
nothing left for to do but to take
The former cashier attributed his
downfall to "land fever". Hc took
the bank's funds, he said, to pur
chase "sure things" in city real es
tate, which later turned out to be los
'Before I left Kansas," said he,
"it xas known among the officials of
the bank that there was a shortage
in my accounts. I thought, however,
it was only about $30,000 to $35,000
After I came to New York to rest up
mentally and physically I saw in the
papers that the shortage was about
$80,000. I then lost my head com
pletely and could nt suamon the
nerve to return to my home town
With only $300 he came to New
ork with his wife and for the past
two years he has been struggling for
existence doing odd jobs on the
:locks( in store houses and when the
rear of detectives was not too great
e ventured into business offices in
'he downtown district of the city to
io clerical work.
STANDS BY HIS FRIENDS.
fr. E. L. Archer Tells About a Spar
Mr. E. L. Archer, Chairman of the
3artan.burg County Democratic Ex
cuTive Committee. in an address at'
leidville, said that afalcolm Bowden,
friend of Governor Blease, was ap
iointed treasurer of the Spartanburg
ounty Democracy two years ago at
:he instance of T. R. Trimmier, who I
;uaranteed a correct settlement.
When Bowden was called upon to
urn his books over to his recenty
lected successor he would not do so
itil threatened with mandamus pro
eedings. Finally Bowden turned in
he books but they showed a short
,ge of $291, said Nr. Archer accord
.g to Bowden's own figures.
It was because of this shortage
:at all the election managers were
mot paid two years ago. Mr. Archer~
aid he felt morally bound to make
tood the $297 deficit out of his own
ocket and wrould do so.
"You say." continued Mr. Archer,
'why don't you prosecute him? When
e went to look for him we found
1Am in Columbia. And what was he*
loing there? Monkeying with Coy.
3lese. What's the use to prosecute
t man when he has got his pardon
Bowden is the man whom Blease
typointed as magistrate, contrary to
he recommendation of the Spartan
urg county delegation, to fill the
1ace of Mazistrate A. H. Kirby, an
yd Confederate vettran.
BEATEN INTO INSENSBILITY.
tate Authorities Scouring Country
Shot and bcaten into insensibility,
ohn J. Perry, a wealthy lumberman
ind head of the Houston-Perry Man
ifcturing company. was found in his
tutomobile along the roadside not far
irom his home at Seaford, Del.
hursday. It is supposed that rob
bery was the motive for the crime,
1though Mr. Perry has not regained
uflcient conscieousn'oss to tell any
hing. The supposition is that Perry
.-s driving along to the mill and was
ttacked from behind, as the back of
iAs head is badly cr"shed. and holes
were found in the~ backX cur:lin of the.
machine. Docto- sayt his skull is
facu red and1 a buller wound was
found in the bvoek of h's head. State!
3.thrties, assted by the clice. are
euringz that sectionn of the country
for the assalas
Mr. Perry is about 50 years of age~
and has been en aeii the lumber
butists for the last thirty years. op
eraing pma::Zs in Del;~aa. Mary
and, Virgin andI No rAh Carolina.
WILL GO( FORi JONES,
Spartanburg Counlty Stands Loyaly,
by the Julge.
TheA Spartnbn Journal says it:
w'a sr:ri;' a Jemes~ crowd that heard
the cndidtc: from the varienis conna
t o fices:ekFia at Cherokee
spig 'hs wa"s cor'sidered by a
Blese tro-thld ndthe governor
reeive a( g -d majority over Feath
orstoe there two years ago. How
.verw.enC D. Fotrtner, a candi
'a for the legslt're. took a hand
rimarr. 0sigal h inet.id' to
vte for Elease to hold up their hands
'" tan 30 hnds~ went up and there
wer about 40(0 voter s present. Tlhis
is he scond time durinz the present
capagni that a hand. pritry has
m'.t with a frost in this cortnty, when
the Blease voters were asked to re
Prisoners to he R'leas'ed.
The 278 Apache Indian priscners
ofwar at Fort Siil, Okla., will be re
lersed and turned over to the secre
ary of war, with an atpronriation of
S:'50,000O for such disposition as he
may direct. according to the confer
nce report on the Ink aa appropria
to bili agreed upon by m:ttaer o1
the iuen nn, 3'nate
TEIIY AND TRUSTS
HAD IlS HAND ALWAYS LN THEIR
Chairman Stanley Says the Colonel
Was in Touch for Many Years
With Wealthy Men and Politicians.
Chairman Stanley, of the House
steel trust investigating committee, E
fired a farewell broadside at former
President Roosevelt Saturday in re
ply to the Colonel's characterization
of the work of the committee as
"foolish and futile".
Mr. Stanley charged that the for
mer president desired no legislation
that wou!d curb capital of monopoly
and that lie had failed to take any
position wirh reference to the disso- t
lution of control of the harvester t
trust or the United States Steel cor- a
Stanley declared that the late
revelaitons of their relations betwean c
Coleuel Roosevelt and the Standard
Oil company "should surprise no- '
Lody''. le insisted that for yearsi
-.ir. Roosevelt was in -touch with!.
wealthy men and "facile. unap-lin
proachable politicians of .the same a
"The worst part of it," he contin- ti
ued, "is not that Mr. Roosevelt shar- fu
ed the plunder of this lawless mon
opoly. The money was collected and al
spent; that is ancient history. The P
astounding and menacing phase of
the situation is not that he once had vi
access to the purse of the Standard rp
Gil company, but that he is now at- n(
tempting with an audacity character- nz
istic of Roosevelt alone, to carry out er
to the letter the pet policies of H. H. A
Rogers, and John b. Archbold. es
Roosevelt is, In a way, a 'thorough
Progressive'. Fe is far in advance of te
hi.s farmer partv associates In his en
ergy and audacity in this prop a gan- f,
da for the licensing of organized law- ro
Launching into a bitter attack on in
the bureau of corporations. Mr. Stan-, r
v de:iarcd an investigation had :
proved it to be the creation of the in- i
terests. "The whole Infamous thing if
was incubated in Wall street," he tl
Concluding, Mr. Stanley held that to
the great danger to the country of t;
hte ascendency of Colonel Roosevelt to
was "not that he was the recipient of
dirty money so much as he was the A.
proponent of dangerous policies." pt
TN RESPONSE TO APPEALS. cy
Blease's Friends Wanted Senator
Tillman to Indorse Him. fil
A dispatch from Spar-anburg says n
Senator Tillman's action "n making spi
public the letter he addressed to Har
riston Ferguson of that city discuss- toi
ing the qualifications ot Gov. Blease re,
o be Governor came after a week of an
Intense interest in this document felt
by the people of that city and county. th,
The letter had not been in the hands cic
o r. Ferguson an hour before there asi
were rumors on the street that Till- co,
man had indorsed Blease, saying he th,
was "eminently qualifica- to be Gev
ernor of South Carolina. cx
In his speech at Spartanburg Judge thi
Jones said, after reading the Sims tho
letter, that he would give $100 to vei
ny man who would get .ten Tillman sh
o say Blease was "eminently quali
fed'' to be Governor 0e this State, at'
which was what the Senator had said
o>' him, when writing Mr. Sims. The'o
ffer aroused the Blease people to ac- Ia:
ion and they set about to get such a in
statement from Senator Tillman with Se:
a view to takir~g down the. Judge'S ha
In the letter to Ferguson the ex- shi
>ression they wanted from the Sena- sw
or appears, and, according to report. me
oly this line was shown to several |
ersons. There persons evidently ,a
pread the news of Senator Tillman's Rc
ndorsement of Blease and so the in- ga
leiry that brought out the letter was ao
tarted. Ferguson telegraphed Till- cal
nan asking him not to give out the he
etter and refused to comment upon co:
t at Spartanburg. It is believed at Pe
Spartanburg that it was shown to col
oy. Blease in Greenville, as Fergu- va:
on was there for the campaign meet
ng and was with many of the 'Blease me
people during the day. de:
SPORTSMAN SOME EATER. qu
ndiana Heavywveight Isas a Storage $2,
Plant of Remarkable Capacity. S
Louis Haverkamp, aged 37, and
veighinb 267 pounds. a well known'r
smrtsmau of Lawrence.burg, Ind.,"'
whie the guest of honor at the Tan
er's Crak Athletic club's dinner.,
was awarded the prize in the eating'
ontest, which was a feature of the '
Haverkamp stowed away si
onds of fish, three squirrels,a
srinig chicken, twelve biscuits. a!
oi.zn ears of corn, eight cups of cot
ee. six bottles of beer, a f'alf dozen to
k:~ed potatoeS, a pound of !imberger
heese. three :ople dumpli!igs and aca
qantity or slaw and tomatoec.
Aftecr dinner Haverkamp won the
fat man's race of 500 yards. and was1
presented with a gold medal by theI
club. ___________ _J
WO~MJ KiLLS STEPSON.
Chokes Little Gid and Then Cuts ',
Her Throat. s
Jenl1ous of thle love her husband hp
here for his children. Mrs. Mary H-Tn
lev. of Gregg Station. Pa.. married aI
ween tim, ifled Benjamin H-ur
'ey. aged sevon years. and made a ,
vcious attack on Alice ilurley, aged
:.our. whiom she choked into insensi
bmty and placed on a hot stor'e."
Tihe husbhand. William Hlurley, ar
rived in time to s'ee his -vife hacking C
Sthe" body of Benjamin. "There -
eo what I've done to your brot,"
ri d the woma~n as she rushed to the
:itchen, and standinar in front of a1
:nirror, plunged a razor into her1
thrat and died a few minutes later.
Vote at Paeolet Mills.
The vote at Pacolet Mills in Spar- h
nurg County has been polled as far a
es r.nsihie. and from present indica-1 pc
'ins will be as follows: Jones, 90:
lease, 81. The same precinct two
roars ago gave Featherstono- 77,
lease, 31. h
First Woman Put to Death. fie
At Pichmond Virginia Christina. Joc
te nrress. was executed at 7.23 th
rida"vi morning vwithout a hitch.m
Sheo rcrered Mrs. Tda Belotte, her n
wit emloyar. This Is the first we
...n~ To aa i'oeeue n VirginIa. i
[EllY IS HIT AiAIN
ENROSE SAYS HE ACCEPTED
MEN ROGUES FALL GUT
Lonest Men Will Get Their Dues, is
an Old Adage that is Being Veri
fled by the Leaders of the Repub
lican Party Telling on Eath Oth
The Republican leaders are telling
a one another, and confirming what
.e Democrats use to say of them
ad the trusts. In a careful, delib
rate speech in the Senate on Wed
esday, Senator Penrose replied to
arges made regarding a certificate
deposit for $25,G00 sent to him by
>hn D. Archbold of the Standard
1 Company fn 1904.
Senator Penrose admitted receiv
.g that sum from Mr. Archbold, but
serted it was part of a contribu
Dn of 12,000 made b- Archbi'ld to
te Republican national carmpaign
rd, $100,000 of which, he spid, was
be naid to the national committee
ld $25,000 to himself for use in
"President Roosevelt had been ad
sed of the contribution.," Senator
-rose said. He said tnat later Cor
dus N. Bliss, then treasurer of the
tiOnal committee, asked for anoth
contribution of $150,000 from
ichboid and his assocma-es "inter
ted in the S.andar. Oil Company".
"The deman't was urgent, insis
nt, I may say imperative, and it
ts represented that it came direct
Dm Presidept Roosevelt," said Pen
William Flynn, Rooserett's leaderl
Pennsylvania, was scored by Pen- I
S. The S .nntor charged t bin
0-1 Flyna offered ,in andi is?.-i 1.
irham "$1.000.000 or $2,0,00000"
they would foster his candidacy to
e Senate to succeed Senator Quay. I
nator Penrose read what purported
be copies of telegrams to show
at Flynn asked john D. Archbold
assist him in being elected.
Senator Penrose also attacked E.
Van Valkenberg, editor of the
iladephia North American, and
erred to the "effrontery, hypocra
and mendacity of the Van Valken
The galleries of the Senate were
ed and were bright with feminine
ery in response to the announce
mi that Senator Penrose was to
The floor was crowded with Sena
-s and members of the House. He
id his speech from printed proofs
d talked slowly and impressively.
At the conclusion of his speech
a Senator promised further dis
sures. Senator Sto'ne of Missouri
ced him if he knew anything of the
itribution of E. H. Harriman to
1904 Republican campaign fund.
"The papers are on file and letters
st," said Mr. Penrose, "which I
nk during the campaign will see
? light of day. I think it would be
ry benficial to the country if they
>uld become public."
"Where are they now?" asked Sen
"There are hidden in the archives
campaign committees, in the eel
*s and vaults of business men, and
the offices of lawyers," returned
nator Penrose. "I think the time
s come when these charges should
met and the American people
>uld no longer be gulled by an
ers which insinuate that another
en is a liar."
Senato~r Pen .. -e had the clerk read
newspaper sterview with Col.
losevelt in which the latter was
oted as saying that Penrose had
thing to do with the presidentialI
naign of 1904. The Senator said
was a member of the national
aimittee and chairman of the
nnsylvania State committee, and
aducted the campaign in Pennsyl
"Mr. President, is this ingratitude,
mdacity or political aphasia?" he
A ripple of laughter greeted this
Senator Bhacon asked to whom the1
000,000 was to be pamd ny the "cit
n who wanted to be elected to the
"I suonose either to Mr. Durham
myel, responded Mr. Penros.
eo did not gt't that far in the con
eration of the b3usiness."
Sentor Cujlherson of Tes seeing
syo~oyical oppotuinit: cle 1p
tionis by cor or .insan liiiting
:tmount to be~ contrited by in-J
iditais to %00
A miiite d-. Ip against the
asure cad after thirty-ei!t sc1a-i
-had for'd hal dozen rol
Is on it the Seat was faced to
'ns to Suir'rise Her Dut Finds
Edwar'd Crim, aed nnteen ofj
"insille, W. Va. ecurd a iac
an rom collee ard prepared to!
~rprise his r:.tee by returning:
me withoult infomin the fam'ily.
iuic~ly si1ipped into his mother's
wnad itoed up to a window,
jre a dimn light was bu'rig, ho
Shis moti cr's body clothed in a
roud in her couin.
She had died Monday and relatives
uld not locate Crim. HeI faited
>m the shock and is in' asriu
OrvileN Wright Inst Conetrol of a~
r-sclnewi-h whioh he was!
-.kir' an c-erimen'tal flight Wed-I
sday' and plinnged into itne .Miami
er. 1Th he was not seriously
"rt oubles is due to the fact that!
was only; fifteen or :wen'y feet
ethe wa-ter when he fell and at al
in' wh'ere the water Is shallow.
Modern ThIef a Robin Hood.]
A th!ef with a Robin Hood code of
nor returned to the nurse in the of
e of Dr. A. H. Heppner, of San
se. Cal.. sixty-five cents stolen from!
e young woman's purse. With the
oney was a note saying the writer
ver robbed the poor and much that
ts taken from the rich was given to
A BRUTAL ATTAL
M ADE ON AGED MINISTER Ih
SPEECH AT NEWBERRY.
Governor Blease Said He Had Been
Afflicted Because of Dirty, Slan
The Newberry Observer says:
Much indignation has been felt in
Newberry, and no doubt elsewhere.
against the cruel and vindictive lan
guage used by Governor Blease in his
speech. on campaign day here in ref-'
erence to Newberry ministers; partic
ularly so as it is generally under
stood that his language had special
reference to one of those ministers,
Rev. Geo. A. Wright, who was recent
ly stricken with paialysis at the home
o' his daughter in Greenville.
:1Mr. Wright was pastor of the First
Baotist Church in Newberry for
twcutv one years, beginning with the
opening of his ministcrial career;
and it is not too much to say that no
man who ever lived here was mcre
htgniy or more universally esieemed.
He is a man without guile, a devotcd
and consistent followcr of his Mas
a a man who while physically able
"went about doing good".
The "dirt:; ianderous articles" the
Newberry ministers "wrote" about
Mr. Blease four years ago consistedI
solely of the following statement
published by them after he had said
in public speeches in distant coun
ties, "If you want to know how I
stand in Newberry, write to the pas
tors of the churches there and ask
them"-a reference they had not au
thorized him 'to make:
"Inasmuch as let:ers of inquiry re
ceived from different sections of the
State reveal the fact that unwarrant
dd inferences as to the attitude of the
ministers of the town of Newberry
are being draw-n from certain state
mnents made publicly 'by Pon. Cole L.
Blease in his canvass for the odfice of
governor. we deem it our duty to say
thnt w do not, directly or indirectly.
r -s candidacy.
"Signed) Edward Fuleawider,
Pastor Lutheran Church of the Re
"G. A. Wright,
"Pastor First Baptist Church.
"Pastor A. R. Presbyterian Church.
"ij. T. Miller,
"Pastor O'Neall St. K. E. Church.
"A. H. Best,
"Pastor Nowberry Circuit."
Of the ministers whose name are
signed to the above statement, Mr.
Fulenwider is still the pastor of the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
aifd is doing a splendid work in New
berry. Mr. James was called a year
or so ago to'a church in Uniontown,
Ala., with a salary several hundred
dollars more than he received whilei
ere, and with a fine field of work.
Mr. Phillips was called two years ago|
to the Chester church, where his sal-I
ary is much larger, and his work is
eminently succqssful. Revs. J. T.
Miller and A. H. Best are Methodisti
minis~ers, serving churches faithful
y and efficiently in other parts of the
State, changing from one to another
in accordance with Methodist law
What is to be thought of a Govern
or of South Carolina who will follow
an afflicted minister of the gospel in
a vindictive spirit of this kind into
bis sick chamber for so small a prov
ocation, if indeed it could be called a
provocation at all to simply say that
one "does not endorse his canadida
FORESTS PREVENTS FLOODS.
Forests Are P'rotection Against Ser'
jons Flood Conditions.
The forests are protection against
serious flood conditions is the - an
swer made by George Otis Smith,
director of the geological survey, af
ter extensive investigation, to the
long controversy between forestry ex
perts and weather bureau officials as
tc the value of forests. The report
is made to the national forest comn
mssion which has been buying
tracts in the Appalachian and White
nountains to protect the watersheds
n the eastern United States.
Professor Willis Moore, chief of
~he weather bureau, and some of his
ssociates have held that neither
ainfall nor ticed conditions were af
rected by forest cover.
"A dire-et relation exists," says the
report. "between iorest cover and
treain regulation. Thsre was a pro
aunced diderence in the rate of dis
-e:arance of snow from the forest
:d and covecred areas."
FATAL SHOOTING AFF'RAY.
.an and Woma2.n Enecage in Battle to
Thom"as Guffey, president of a mn-1
ur' unon at Colptviie, Illinois, and
hi itri-law, Mrs. An"e Floher,
vot ech' otsr to death at that place
Wed'uday right when the latter at-1
tepe to save the life of Mrs. Guf
'cy. who ha'd been attaclced by her~
Gu iey's wife lef him a month!
2go andJ he ca;ica~ at his mothe
inW's :?ome to see her. Hie told har
he bad come to kill the~c eaei-e faa
il art Itred at ::er. The bullet went
wiMd and M.rs. 1';eoer cpened fre on
himf from a viiadow'. Se'leral 'hets
v~r exchati'd between the two,
c ar .se 'eeri. si b:lias. Mrs. Flo
er wa~s shot thr:ough the heart.
To 1"' t W~.rters (A' Poetry.
Toecua: the w. .ting of verse
moeta a hundred citizens of Chi
cr "" hav subscribed 3,000 a, year
-r '.ve ye"ars to publish a magazine
the which writers of verse, now
"ni n ay be heard. The editor
.-ii be Mis Harriet Hionroe and the
*est number will appear about Jan.
Took Her Own Life.
An ugly scar left by acid on the
pretty face of Ruby Slagle, aged six.
caused the child to end her life by
.iumping into a well at her home at
Double Springs. Iowa. Brooding cv-I
er the scars the child hadl previous
ly declared her purpose and had been
Seven Mre1rers to Die.
Seven murderers will pay the.
death penalty in two California pris
ons this week because a pietition to
intiate new lo::aslation affecting cap
ital punIshment failed to get the nec
Essary 31,000 signatures by August
16. Only 12,000 names had been
DRIVEN '10 UiE
ASKED HER EMPLOYER if SUICID
ES WENT TO HEAVEN
LEFT ONE LITTLE SON
Disappointed in the Man She Mar.
ried, a Young Broken -Hearted Wo
nan Took Poison in a Soda Water
Pailer and 9-ied Before a Doctor
Jokng -of &ath as she planned
her ownm s. Nna Wynne, twenty
thr-ee-yea:oldi wie of Ernest L.
Wynce, a. point. er of 110 Walton St.,
Atlata, Ca., u a-ie from her
employer as to the ist way of com
miin "uiclde2. Her hus;band deter
mined her ideatitv Thursday imed
. fter he had read how she
dralk pison and died Wedncsdey
nighat In a soda waer paricir, while a
d0ze nl lasure see:ern sipped their
at tae tales sur
rounding the one where the tragedy
Dsappointm=ent in her m!trricd fe
is the sole explnation of her act.
Her: a painter and paper
har *er, protests that there was no
trouble between them. "If she had
any troubes. they were of her own,"
was his iaconic answer when asked
for exjanation of her deed.
Her entire action, though, previons
to the tragedy indiated thai trouble
had weighed heavily on her mind and
that the dciica to commit sulCide
was not the result of sudden impulse,
I but had becn reacihed after careful,
aulmost uncanny consideration.
She left a note. apealing to the
husband for ,.orginess. She left a
request to the future care of her
-aby boy. The e-ct spot in the
-2emetery who-e she wied her re
.nains to res: was Jidted. Prayers
for her soul ware pleaded for. She
had considercd her hereafter 7.s a re
suit of her act. She had chson poi
son as her Method after others had
Ier married 1ife !:a not been one
of ease aInd pleasure. Fiv0 years ago
a~t Pei City. Ala., whera she was
bor.. cnd re-r"d Ehe was united to
Wynne. A boy. Jaraes T. Wynne,
was 2orn. i te mother's re
sonsibiitie. CZ. Wyine went to
work to ad. In the supi ort of herself
ard her baby.
She was enployed as a clerk In the
retail grocery establishnment of S. C.
Glass, 133 Marietta Street. Her
hours were long. Sti- she was re
garded as , cheerful, willing worker
ind was popular with her associates
in the store and its patrons.
It was to the proprietor of the
store that she first gave intimation
that she intende! to end her life, but
so cheerily were the questions in ref
erer.ce to suicide asked him that he
had io thought that his questioner
acutally intended to profit by his ad
There was no apparent change in
hie gir's good humor in the store.
She waited on her customers blithely
and laughed and joked with her co
workers. It was during an afternoon
lull that she broached the subject of
suicide to her employer.
"What do you think would become
of a girl who committed suicide?"
she asked. There was a smile on her
lips as she spoke. Her eyes twinkled
She seeme-d unusually merry.
"I hardly think shae-d go to HeaV
en," Sir. Glass replied. The answer
did not affect her demeanor.
"Well, if a girl did. wnat would be
the best way?" she next asked.
Plainly the clerk was jesting, the em
1:loyer reasoned as he returned her
"WyI think I'd ride out to Lake
wodar.d jumpn in." he said.
"Oh, that aucin't d'o," she ban
tered back. "S irxehdy might pull
you ort, aud ':cu :ceum have, had all
your trouble for nothiag."
The conversation drifted to other
Later in the a ternoon 2rs. Wynne
asked to bec -reu.sa from duty in
she store frr a. brief: time. It was
then that si~ prchasd the poison.
S':c bough-; twent -nve cents worth
3f strycere :n 'a Gru store, telling
uso it in kiiV- r-ts
She then ret' edto tlh store and
retmn~ed her- wo' Lae the wrote
a leue at'd swe te eivelope :o
Mr.Giss "I'm' nct 'ging to ShowV
shtage.D r'cer thinks this
A. letter v:1 ; r'ten to a
schocifrica i - Ne iampshuire. She
-a t. a :1c of the kindergaa
tc~eatmed y h~r er.that her en
iro ar~ried l'hd been a disap
Lerfr~ D :tar at'Io'clock, she
blan ie hudard ~ -;iih him
wen t Pi.2Cherry mnarket. She
-2:rd inUr:nifyhig su'irits. At
demr:tthyscrtd, he going
hoea' h a: oLthejty.
Wh* -he 'pera h'e ' reumaining
horsbhre then er~ the ti'me she
aa hsn o e tragic deed is not
AtI -t' 0:3 ~oeic th entered Cone's
rug store, 5Whca street. There
Sasd ":-.t' arl an coancei~ica,
nd to ore of~ th tabls here she
ent. Anumbe of or were seat
ed~ abo'ut enoy& e' drinks during
She w ,:n dr-essed and~ her en
trance was ~ noi ~ lo'i the other
Finshr tissa wnttoatee
phone bo -hec she' s-.ent some
:- -es wrt . wn- she~ emnerg
a e~ .....- :a ,r ie m hr hand.
es aa s re romemnion it
as ret a s nhr ince.
::.-.... :-: .* a. wa .r and asked
ora g!::ss of wn: r. It was brought
'Mr. No one saw her take the poison
from her hanb'g, nor did they see
!er place it in the water. She drank
Eefore the last drops bad been
swal!owed she fell forward. Help
hurried to her, but she was beyond
Wealthy Escap~e Taxation.
Forty thousand small homes of
government clerks and workingmnen
in Washington are assessed at nine
ty per cent. of their ztne value, while
the imposing residences of the north
west section of the city nveraged but
fifteen per- cent.. according to a re
port Wednesday by a'special hogse