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VOL. XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 6.1912 NO. 18
WIJCEL FOR THE PIOSK(DTION
SAYS THERE IS
NOTHING IN THE CASE
J. D. Gilreath Issues a Statement, in
Which He Discusses His Recent Ar
rest, His Brutal Treatment by Rec
tor and His Subsequent Discharge
Without a Trial.
The Greenville Piedmont says that
in conversation with Magistrate
Stradley Friday morning, while in his
office, Mr. 0. K. Mouldin, who was
the prosecutor in the case, said that
he had "wired to Governor Blease"
that the decision of Magistrate
Stradley in dismissing the case
against Inspector of Police J. D. Gil
..reath, Policeman Alex Phillips and
Constable Reuben Gosnell, charged
with aiding Thurston U. Vaughn in
escaping from his cell in the county
jail last June, was just and right and
that there was nothing in the case.
Capt. Stradley gave the informa
tion that-while he hd nothing direct
from the governor,.he had neverthe
less received satisfactory assurance
that no-executive action would be
taken in regard to his removal from
While it has been almost unbeliev
able that such a course as the re
moval of this good and venerable cit
izen from offce he has so long worth
ily filled, could be taken, still it is
the occasion of pleasait relief to
know of a certainty that It will not
In conver3ation with -patrolman
Phillips, one of the victims of the re
cent arrest, Mr- Phillips told a repre
-sentative of The Daily Piedmont that
Attorney 0. K. Mauldin had come to
him with expressions of regret for
what had happened to him in the last
few days and stated that he had been
misled as to the value and amount of
the testimony that his clients claim-]
ed to be possessed of.
- What Mr. Gilreath Said.
"The fact of my arrest on the
charge of assisting in the escape of
Vaughn and my treatment at the
hands of the offeer who arrested me
have already been given in detail be
fore the public." says J. D. Gilreath
In discussing his recent arrest on a
charge of assisting T. U. Vaughn to
escane from the Greenville jail.
"Kn'owing that the 'ireliminary in
vestigation was to be had within a
short-time I have refrained un to this
time from making any statement re
garding the accusation. I now wish1
to say in the most unqualified terms
that the accusation is absolutely
fr.lse. It is a deliberate 'frame-up'
-'o the part of my personal enemies
for the purpose of injuring my reun
tatlon and usefulness in this com
munity and if ,)ossible securing my
conviction by false testimony. .
"The preliminary hearing was set
for Wednesday afternoon. The pros
ecution was fully advised of this foet
When the case was called the prose
cution moved for a continuance on
- the groun? that they were not ready
- for a hearing, could not get their
witnesses, etc.. whereas the afildevit
of W. L. Mauldin. upon which the
warrant was issued, stated thce wit
nesses to be 1Hen'rix Rector. Sh
Poole. no'vuty Sheriff Rnntsinger an d
J1. 'P. Wesson, nll of whom wer e ath
e r in Greenville. or could easly have
been secnred. When the ma~rt
announced thiat I was entitleri to a
hearing the counsel for the nrose
-Vton asked to have the w~ant die
missed. - To tliist nv couneol ohuced
most stronwly, taking the nosition
that by- makIne. this charge the nit e
ecutor had made the mnotter a n
one and he had no r iet to contanl it.
and that I was entitled to a fi'11 !n
vestivretion of the charve: that the
witnesses .named In the wwnn*a
ought to be evamined and if the"
knew porthinr to mr diandvntare
the public oneh +n know it. but on
the other hand if they knew "nh"
to my PEnl drontre I was **tltod to
have this go before the nnhlIt. ron
the-statemenet of the attorney r~e
senting the n-o ee~ it noes tht
the only basis for~ this o~ot'nn
charge was a ste,n of Vanidh
made after his eenvicti'n of a m*
helnous crime on his way to the pen
~'Mr. Manidin in this state'nent de
clared that Vaughu was utterly ojn
worthy of belief, and yet he praots
cally announced that it was unon this
statement alone that I wa arreeo
How such a sstea-efnt, absolutely
false entir-dy, covld bho nen sen
ed from the poor un!in-tnnte pr*
oner under condemnyation of death.
those mn" alone know who hnre beeni
working i'-on him. A'll that T e'n
say Is what I have a'-onar r-irl. th'e
charve Is absolutely falsa and I stenvi
ready at any and all tin'es to maeet
-any accuser who dares come forward.
As a matter of fact. I was out of th'
- city at t'he time of his escane un d
knew nothing of the matter uptil 9
o'clock the next morning on my re
"As an evide'~ce that the-r* wa*
personal nimOn'v "t *h" h*+t"1 nl'
this outrageous matter T ned only to
refer to the f-ot that Pon d-iX Po''
the offienr who a'"e'ted ri'" "nd "'
me in jaIl. ,s he was n.,iee!,et the
doors he said 'Ton e"'''"'1- ron~ h*
svre th't vnnr s'ns will find on n
~e~ furthed s+ated. 'You pe rniltv.
We have pi't a1l th* **-l''e w*
want. We h~"e ho~n worneon+h
cpee for twn o n"+a.. Ye+ h'r'"
said this, when the +41ne 'fo N
the warrant as a """a --tnoen he
fails to anneer et tho no-io T Ne
Janler Th,+or lof+ th'e Milic t"**
ot trhre-r (m"* to '"*- ""n
the An"i'" p?"d T nied nnt to hi-1
g n nl hI',n whe+ T ad hoon~ +h"wa+.
.ena wIth. and thereniion ha it'*
diateir unlocked the doors to take
up "n, ionn 'se to wh*'a T an.a
people of (Greenviiie kow that I
hiave alWCrs stoad for the **to***'
mvent of law in the city of Green'lile
anid that my treatment Is due to the
enemies that I h'ave made by this
NOW IS TIME TO ACT
URGES COTTON GROWERS TO
FIGH-' BOLL WEEVIL.
Threatened Invasion of Entire Cotton
Belt Would Prostrate Industry and
Would Hurt the South.
The Washington correspondent of
The State says while making no ef
fort to conceal the fact that they are
greatly interested in the outcome of
.he presidential election Tuesday.
along with several other millions of
patriotic liberty-loving American cit
izens, there are other things, in the
opinion of Dr. L. C. Howards, chief
entomologist of the federal depart
ment of agriculture, which should
claim attention at the hands of the
people-especially thos.e living in the
cotton-growing sections of the South.
If there is one thing nearer to the
heart of Dr. Howard and W. D. Hunt
er, his right hand man, than any
thing else it is the ever-present one
of the cotton boll weevil and its de
"Can you believe," Mr. Hunter
said Friday, "that in the State of
Texas alpne the annual loss from the
cotten boll weevil has been from
1902 to the present time $27,000,
000. It is three. This amount-an
annual loss of $27,000,000 in one
State from one cause alone-is
enough, it would seem, to make
American people wherever situated
and in whatever line of business en
gaged, wake up and take notice.
These are not estimates, either, they
are facts. The average number of
acres in Texas affected by this para
site is 10,000.000, and, as stated, the
money loss runs up to $27,000,000
from one Christmas to another.
"What is the situation In the en
tire United States? Undoubtedly for
several years the weevil has caused
a loss of about 400.000 bales an
nually. Although farmers In older
regions, in many cases are increas
ing their production, there Is loss in
the newly infested regions which off
sets that gain. A conservative esti
mate shows that since the weevil has
invaded this count-y it has caused a
loss of 2,550,000 bales of cotton, the
money value of which is probably
not less than $125,000,000."
Mr. Hunter believes that there is
little use in warning the people of
the South against the. advance of
this most deadly of ail' crop-destroy
ing insects. But the time, he insists',
to act is now. An ounce of preven
ticn 1-i the section where the weevil
has not yet entered is worth hun
dreds of pounds of remedy where its
advent has been announced. Fight
the weevil, he says, whether it has
appeared or not. It is but a ques
tion of-time when it will march from
Texas and Oklahoma through Arkan
as, Alabama, the Carolinas and Geor
gia to the sea. There it must stop
for want of further ground to tra
verse but the damage will nave been
ck'ne and the entire cotton country
prostrated by the deadly foe. Work
now, Mr. Hunter says, and keep
MEXICAN TOWN WIPE1D OUT.
Severe Hurricane Sweeps Aculpeco
on Pacific Coast.
The seaport of Aculpeco, on the
Pacific coast of Mexico. was virtually
destroyed by a severe hurricane on
Wednesday night, according to wire
less dispatches. Four-fifths of the
town was shattered and the Ameri
can consulate was unroofed. No
lives were lost, but a number of na
tives were injured.
Several small crafts in the barbor
were wrecked, but the United States
ruiser iMaryland, which was lying
tere, was not injured. The United
States cruiser Cleveland, which was
cruising in the vicinity, did not suf
Telegraph communication with Ac
aulco, is interrupted. Acapuleo is
the chief port of call for steamers
plying between San Francisco
and South American ports. The
outer bay is unprotected ,and is occa
sionally swept by fierce cyclones. *
MADE AWFUL M!ISTAKE.
Shot and Killed His Brother With an
At Nashville. Tenn., on Friday. the
laugh and shout of a boyish game of
"burglar," at the home of J. B. .Tohni
sn, an empaloyce of the Louisvil!e
and Nashville R 'roal shops, was
suddenly hushed . en his son, Clif
ford, aged 14, hilled his brother, Car
son, 1 2 years of age. In the g-ame
the father's shotrun was aerorint
ed. the make-believ-- bairrlar, Clif
ford, not krowir that it v.'rs leaded.
The two hays were devo'ed to e-ch
other. The tap of the yOinger hoy's
head was blov-n eff by' ti'e charce.
I hic'h toro~ a hole in the se"ce of the
I ~'rlor wn-low befo-e s~rning h',.
"l!re s'at an he later was turned
over to his father.
Death of Yicc-President Causes
F-st of New York Man'.
JT'art railure brought on by s'iod~
oni lorn of the dea' of X' '
Presidenrt Ste~rne'n caued the death
M Walt~1or Morr'is. rw o a" of tho
ITotel S'n Re-no at New York early
W ~hile walking home whh his wife
fom the Proziressivn r'iv n+' Ma'U
son Srenare Gerde'n. M-. Morris ho'rd
at new's'ov cnlling the news of the
"Is it true?" Mr. Morris gasped,
per with t aek ben ines, h'a fll "n
e'nins- rno thn atoa of h-ia wife.
Fifteen mnges lhter he w'-s dead. *
'ho"'ld he Pe-'sn"od.
S'N children in a little orne' ??
-on4'hs is the birth record i
family of Noens'tte. of Fren&atow'n,
Pa r.Negoette h's borne I
ehldren in 12 years and 13 oftN
re livinv. On Sen*. 10. 101?. P
er'e birth to t'inleta. tP-o rirls and
a boy. ~nna this wee th-ea stu'd'
hoys arrived tho t-"n mont$hs a
three weekes and the other trio.
Thos. yefferson Used Them.
A nair of braes can'Ale~eis whicl
held the candles by wheee light Thos
Jefferson read the election returns ir
1 SOt have been given to Governo1
Wilson by Willig D. Crark'e, o
WILL HAVE RACES
AT CHARLESTON DECLARES PONS,
OUR LAWS TO BE DEFIED
li'ons is Quoted as Saying That Efforts
Will be Made to Have the Laws
Against Racing Modified, but Even
if Effort Fails, Races Will be
According to an interview with
Francis J. Pons, Manager of the As
sociation, published in the Cincin
nati Enquirer, the horse racing in
terests plan to open a winter meet
ing at the track of the Charleston
Fair and Racing Association on Sat
urday, January 25. The News and
Courier says that reports that the
promoters of the racing game in
Charleston would take action of some
sort towards holding a meeting there
this winter have been current for
A law passed at the last session of
the Legislature, prohibits race track
betting in this State, and, accordin
to Mr. Pons, who is general manager
of the Association, an erort will be
raade to secure a modifcation of this
Act. Mr. Pons is quoted as saying
that even if this ecort ails the races
will, nevertheless, be ' . Prosident
John Marshall, of i. ssciation,
has as yet made no statesient of the
course that will be pursued, though
he has said that such a statement
will be made in the near future. The
interview with Mr. Pons, printed in
the Enquirer, is as follows:
"Francis J. Pons, general manager
of the Charleston track, arrived to
day from New York, and confirmed
the report that the Charleston track
would be operated this winter. Re
garding the contemplated meeting,
Mr. Pons said: 'We will begin Sat
urday, January 25, and race sixty
one days. There need not be the
slightest fear on the part of the
horsemen that there will be any in
terference with the snort. - We are
going to try, through legislative
means, to secure a modification of
the recently enacted laws against
betting, but, failing In this, there
need not be any fear entertained that
the racing will suffer.
"Charlestonians, that is the major
ity of the citizens of Charleston. c't'A
tLis inclu ii scme of the most repre
sc-"t .t" ores, want the raimr;:. a net
- ;,t :. ;d their best support "v%;i d
the stuccess of the ev. thare
ton differs in many resnects from
other cities, and Its ,eiA resent
.)-+ !e interference with its ml.n
. TPnt. There are r'.i. y prob~hi
tory laws in South Carolina, that the
Charlestonians differ with, and don't
observe, because they think the meas
ures should not apply to them. Th's
by no means signifies that Charles
tonlans are law-breakers. They are
as law-abiding as anywhere, but they
want the racing, and will, therefore.
welcome the horsemen, and I can
positively assure owners, trainers,
jockeys and others that there will
not be any interference with our
plans. We will again race under the
Jc.yCu sanction and conform to
. "I have assurances from many of
the best horsemen in the country
that they will send representation
to our track, and I look for a high
class and successful session. Our
officials will be the best that can be
obtained. Twenty stakes, 'ranging in
value from $1,000 to $2,500, are now
being compiled, and entries for these
avents will be distributed among the
Iorsemen in about a week.' MIr.
Pns will remain here for about a
week before going to Charleston to
begin active preparations for the in
tended racing." So, the gamblers
from the North are to come down~
here and run rough shod over us. If
old Ben Tillman was Governor he
would show these sharpers a trick or
two. He would moke them obey the
laws or lock them up. But he is not
A DISTRIESSING, ACCIDENT.
A Little Four-Year-Old Girl Killed
in a Runaway.
The Spartnnburg Herald says om
person was killed arnd t-wo szriousi.
inured near Nesbitt's bridge in Wani
rut Grove township Thursday afte:r
noon about 4 o'clock, when a team'
of ,ules driven by Frank Harri:-on.
he~me frightenel and ran aw'ny,
P-iling a four-year-old gh--1 the
druhter of a Mr. Lavrron, and co"
ously injuring Mr. Lawson a-d M-.
Harrison. Strange to reinte. a young
h lby in Mrs. Lawson's ar-ns was nect
u . Th* aeeident was a nsm
4 s it wa~s distressire. for that the in
"nt child in its mother's arrms etennr
ed wthout a scratch is ron'ne'dde
mi rclone. .The wa'"n vms tre
nWo con'ole'ely, but the babe escap
ed unarmed: *
Rerved the rascral l'ieht.
At Me'ron. Ca., Rtichard Fatten. a
-sier for one of the shows en h
. L. Fleetwoo~d, a w11 k":n~' V
r'en lod-. at thb, noto'"en 2"" i he
'er: "Don't you want to iner ymir
huiSh-md for me?" She~ en!Nd a -
Wc'non and hnd hm a--stl.
Toedny mornire the re~o~r "
tenced him to 120 days on the chain
vild for HP'- Morey.
Thirltnc of' .n eM-.emL'nt w-q
"->no Tuescdny whe Mg U''ha (0.
Singer. a bentiful B'id' ril
eepted as the motive for the crime.*
1They Guard Teddy Well.
A thouan-1 policemen assia'ned to
Mdson Soare (.arden and thre
rho" s for the Rooaovelt meeting
Wdnesrnov night. Police Commie
&tanAr Waldo ordered the 1ns~err
in charre to he-nr'nared to hantdm
a crowd of at leaet 1 00.000 nersons.
Tnrks Loset Several Gouy".
The Servians canture~d 55 field
guns and six mountain guns when
they took the city of Kumanovra from
Sthe Turks. At Sienitr" ther took 12
fiel ga. and nina m'rtars. *
TELLS WHOLE STORY
OF THE MURDER OF THE YOUNG
WOMAN IN CHICAGO.
The Conway Woman Says That Her
Husband Killed the Actress and
Then Robbed Her.
A confession describing the murder
of Miss Soplia G. Singer, the Balti
more heiress, who eloped o Chica
go with William R. \ orthe nand was
killed there on the day before she
was to have been married, was re
pcrted by the police to have been o
.gilned Friday 110:n Mrs. Lillian
lDJlian Beatrice Conway, who, wi.h
Charles N. Conv:ay, the circus clown,
was brought to Clictgo from Lima,
Ohio, earlier in the cay.
"She has admitted knowledge of
the murder," said the police oeicial
uho a:inounced tie eonfeosion, '")t
asys she had little to eo with it. She
says that Con'way knocked the Sing .r
giri down with -an improvised billy,
with the intention of robbing her.
"We thought she had more money
than she did," continued the oiicial's
account of the wonia story. '"Char
lic uid it. All I did was to throw the
blar.ket over her when we left. I
didn't think she was dead."
She then told the o.i.cials that she
would tell the entire story and then
they sent for a stenographer.
William R. Worihen, fiance of the
Singer girl, who h.bs ecu held by the
police pending sOlUlICn of the .W, s
tery, though they ac.tptcd his story
of innocence, becamte hysterical with
joy whe.ft the news was taken to him.
"Thank God they nave confessed,"
he shout:d; "now I am cleared and
my father and mother will be com
forted with the knowledge that I had
no hand in the brutal raurcer. I can
go back to aii-ore now, with clean
hands. I know they did it. I told
Mrs. Conway so when 1 saw her i.'ri
d.:y morning. Now Couway might as
It was announced that Conway
would be given an opportunity to tell
his side of the case after a copy of
the woman's story could be prepared
so that Conway might read it. '
ULEW t TE'1lSISiA SHIP.
Creek Torpedo Boat Slipped by Sec
eral Turkish Forts.
A cablegram from Athens, Greece,
sans the Turkish. battleship Feth-I
Bulend was sunk during Thurslay
night in the Gulf of Saloniki by a
G: eek torpedo boat. The Greek com
rtander's daring enterprise was car
ried out under the guns of the Turk
ish forts without being observed and
the torpedo boat escaped unscathed.
A cablegram from Constantinople
says the sinking of the Turkish bat
tleship Feth-I-Bulend by a Greek tor
pedo boat in the Gulf of Saloniki is
confirmed in a dispatch from Salon
iki. The warship sank in five min
utes. The commander of the Feth-I
Eulend telegraphed that nearly all of
the crew of the warship were saved.
He reports that the Greek torpedo
bat entered the harbor unexpectedly
at midnight and launched two tor
pedoes et the stern of the Turkish
vessel, which began to sink imme
Indignation and surprise were ex
pressed at Constantinople over the
fact that a Greek torpedo host had
suceedei in entering the G-r'lf of
lonik! desnite the nmines and hear
ily armed forts, and blown un the
Turkish bnttle'shin Feth-I-Bulend.
Te commandant of the f6rts will he
called to gecount for permitting this
TURKS MAS.SACIET GREEKS.
Ore One Hundredi Were 3Massacred1
by the Br-utal Turks.
.Acconrts are pwne of a massa
crc of Croci-s by Turkes in the town
t ser-vi", just acro-s tho Creek fre,
ter In Tn'-kr-v. The rc'no-ts s-'r ihr
fl'ine Turkieh troops in p~nt
tront~h tlin vl'-.- of Metisda. or
dred the rek in:'!'en'ts to fol
low~ tha", on reril of being massa
re" by Tertlh envi'ry.
On roinsi" fit-two the tGreeks
erre muhd p- 0rs and ta'Pfn te
so-via anI Iae- It in the sai1 v
whic~h w.-ir' seventy-ibree othrers 01
tbFir camn~tri2's. I nt"" thei' rr
-ror of the" p,'r'1 told -the (reek:
eMi N'': 're tit'ia.- 'o Arta an-d the
e: 4 4- --'"',of Tritish liv"
nd pren-tv tare.
C "iN Me at T.-ct.
Will"'" s"m P'r.-r~ h1,'sn fnder
too'-k into e-*Thdy Free"'van Tone
try"i-i for n-^r. Trcni ~T 1O"M
'c"e""' for a nonse"" 1re' e-ven '
rflUnon arm'y dun g the civi
'E I Tp. i
on--v -t wet~~1-'r.q Y. T1' int'
to ovi'io s'nr'o for tlan Te'i-4"' '""
T'nl' reervoi. theo iqn'oet in th'
shi r"f e M, 113e"e to~ be nred I'
TV tli Cir1 is Killedl.
At C(n++nn"". Toy". Trio V
a promi1nen+ 10c,1 h-'ek 'ninnoitr
er. mot so1imost instnnt death thari
recently when a niin of concrets
grnngcaved in upion her at play
CLAIMS OF VIGTOlRY
I EACH NATIONAL CHAIRMAN SAYS
HIS SIDE WILL
SURE WIN AT THE POLLS
If the Predictions of the National
Chairmen of the Thrce Leading
Parties Are to be Believed.the Re
sult of the Election is in Great
The general election of ?912 has
been turned over to the voters of thea
United States, according to leaders
of the three principal parties. There
are icw states, outs:de .the "Solid
South," where results are conceded to
be one way or another. Confident
claims by Democratic leaders of a
sweeping victory are met by emphatic
assertions from the Republican and
Progressive nianagers that they ex
pect success, respectively, for their
With1in the last week complete.
polls of county and state leaders have
been made from. New York by the
chairman of the three national con
mittees. Upon the predictions of
success that have come from the var
icus states. each of the party lea-iers
claims, at the conclusion ci the last,
::eek of the campaign, that his candi
date for the Presidency has the as-.
surance of success.
W illiam F. McCombs, Democratic !
chairman, asserted Saturday that
Cov rnor Wilson will carry the na-.
ton by "an astounding nijority."
Charles D. Hilles, Republican chair
man, declared that President Taft
was assured of a majority in th^
Electoral College. Senator Joseph
M. Dixon, Progressive chairman, pie
clarcd that "all predictions point to
a Roosevelt landslide."
Activities that have reached Into
all corners of the nation came to a
head in New York Saturday at the
national beadquarters of the three
lea'ing political parties. So fer as
the chairman of the Democratic, Re
publican and Progressive parties are
concerned, the campaign ended Sat
urday night. There remain to be
carried out, the retailed plans for
"getting out the vote," and making
the election arrangements.
Inspired by telegrams from local
chairmen throughout the state s, the
1 .inccratic, Republicu and P7ogres
c' airren respective-v :asert d
Saturday night either that victoiy
was in their grasp, or that cow'litiou'
were such that a tide f i oers to)
their respective candidates might be
expecte4 In the election to-'lar.
At Democratic national bee lhunr
; ters. the claim of complete vicorv in
the general elections was ma' with
out quolifications. Democratic Chair
man William F. McCombs. declared
that Wilson not only would ca.rry a
great majority of the states. but that
his success in strong Rep-blican
states would be surprising. h"'e are
the views of the respective political
leaders, on the coutcome of to-day's
battle of ballots:
William F. McCombs, Democratic
national chairman-"On the eve of
an election, which closes what has
been in many ways the most remark
able campaign in a score of years, I
am confident of a sweeping victory
for the Democratic ticket. I do not;
concede a singl estate in the Union to
the other parties. We will carry the!
strongest Republican states. We will
win and win by the most impressive
fgures in the history of oi'r party."
Charles D. HIlles. Repub'lican n
tional chstrman--"Tho mnost remark-'
ebl campnaign within the memory of~
tie present generation has drawn to
a c&oso and we now await the verdt'
of' the Ameri!can pople. T am cani-I
dent that th'. verdict will carry witht
it. a vote of confidence In the co'rr
leadership of William ~howard Taft
nd. l~nt it will continue the prarent1
F~rendmd admisstration of achiev
i nen't under which the Anmeriennpo
''ie have maUde such re:Parkable pro-I
I ri 's anel enjioyed so abundant a
I -'hhng short of a political rev-)
oiton, of which there ar* no indi-j
etons. could plre the election of
Mr. Taft in iconardv."
Sen tor .To::enh M. Diton. 0rogros
* y Ninn.1 Ch~ir' n n-"The ni.
t o wil e nedonnded at the enor
r n oefo- Toos~e'1t anr1 .Tohn
soni next Tuosday. The~ eloetion re-I
tn.n fo'ir yoar'n ne cou'nt for
t1u-r1 n1-on in Connecticut, Illinois
in O,-*v noP of the vconnet
~-oal votes. I believe to be dou
37-.T B. -Tvs.o'e ofth most
no. die'd endinivwhilc at a ram
or no-: b-W's at tha~ homne of
p-1 eni of Ro."'. Fa ~anth was at
"'huted to hoo'rt inuo11e.
Ir'"Ton i Own T~te.
Pron Brwn.'ov'tah1a. of Th'nn
en. enmilttedi snici'4e hr shootin's
b~.-lf thr'ough the roof of hls
renn~h with a . R-oei'r nietol. Fis
-:a e 5tes that he~ had been doq.'..v,
den't for two or thr-ee wpo1ks and Ie
kept all f~iryrs fromi im nossible.*
EFleld in a C~nh T?n:'m.
iAt Mbovr111p. N. C.. Wnlliam Nor
i-ns. United States revrenue collc
or, was shot and fqtolly wounded at
1 o'e'!ock F'riday morning~ by C. B.
Boyd a fellow cl'hb mem"ber at th~
FORTY THOUSAND PEOPLE WIT
Will be the Greatest War Ship Ever
Built and Will Cost Ten Million
The super-dreadnought New York,
greatest of the world's sea fighters
was launched to-day at the New York
navy yard, ?rookiyn.
Forty thousand persons, including
President Taft and the secretary of
the navy, witnessed the ceremony.
Miss Elsie Candler, daughter of Rep
resentative William M. Candler, of
Brooklyn, christened the ship.
The New York is government built
and has been under construction
since September 11, 1911. She slid
froia the ways about 40 per cent.
completed. It is estimated that an
other year and a half will be requir
ed before she is ready for her trials
and can take her place with the Tex
as, now under construction at New
port News, at the head of the Ameri
With all stores and ammunition
aboard the New York will have a to
tal displacement of 2S,3Gj. tons,
which is about 1,000 tons more than
the drea'nought Arkansas, the pride
of the Atlantic fleet at its recent mo
bilization in the Hudson river. Her
length is 573 feet, and her breadth
t:5.25 feet. This will permit her pas
sae through the Panama canal. She
will be equipped with two vertical
triple expansion engines and with
fourteen boilers developing 28,1000
horse power. With this power, it is
estimated, the great ship will make
21 knots on her speed trials.
The estimated cost of the New
York at completion is $10,000.000.
The cost of the hull and machinery
alone wrn $6,400,000. Her armament
will consist of ten 14-inch guns, the
largest ever placed on a battleship
in the world. The minor armament
of the New York will be made pp of
twenty-one 5-inch rapid fire guns:
four 3-pounders for saluting; and
four 21-inch submerged torpedo
tubes. In addition, there will be
four 3-inch field rifles. Sixty-three
oficers and 1,000 men will man her.
The vessel's armour protection con
sists of 12-Inch plate to ner water
line belt, and above the belt and ex
tending to the main deck, 9-inch
place. Extending from the funnels
of the turrets 12-inch plate will be
used. On the gun ~ houses 12-inch
armour will protect the most exposed
placed: and 8-inch plates will shield
To give the name New York to the
latest and, with the Texas, the most
powerful battleships of the United
States navy, the cruiser that bore the
fl'g of Admiral Sampson at the bat
tie of Santiago had to be deprived of
THE PEOPLE ARE MAD.
Incensed at the Charges Against the
A dispatch from Greenville says
there was little if any abatement
Monday of the intense class feeling
engendered there Sunday night by
the treatment accorded one of Green
ville's most highly respected citizens.
Ex-Sheriff J. D. Gilreath and the oth,
er two men, both of whom are men
c integrity, when they were arrested
on warrants charging them with as
sisting T. U. Vaughn to escape from
the Greenville jail last June.
The affair is generally believed to
be a gigantic political conspiracy de
signed to bring about the official de
capitulation of Police Inspector Gil
reath, who has been making blind
tigers and operators of gambling
dens sweat blood since his election
to that 'omlce on October 1. It is
ao widely believed that since there
is yet a deeper plot on foot, the state
met beir~g made openly on the
streets that certain people of Green
'ille have promised Vaughn that
they will procure executive clemency
for him if he will give them informa
tion that will bring about the down
fall of Gilreath.
It is a fact that two of Vaughn's
brthers stated Monday that they d-id
not believed any of the three accused
men had anything to do with the
prisoner's escape. They went furth
er and stated that they had serious
dobts as to their condemned broth
e- making a confession implicating
the thren men. The. thrae defend
cts wi!l he riven a preliminary hear
ig and leading members of the bar
have clamored for the privilege of
repreetine- the defendants.
Sheri ff-elect Rector Mon 'a y after
non issued a statement deciering
that the arregs of Gilreath, Phillips
od Cosnell wore made under orders
declined to a!!ow his friends to enter
him s an linciene.t enldie for
srHr agaInst Rector. who defeated
the former in the recent primary
WANTED) TO T.m1E CHliCE.
"I Came to Town to Get Taft's Job,"
Declares a Man~.
"I came to town to get Taft's job''
was the evalanation made by a man
wo described himself as Ira Otis
Geiger of Oakland. Cali.. and who
was arrrsted Thursday in Washing
tn. charfc-e! with ineanity on the
ecmplainzt of a locail physician. Geig
cr's pochets were ti!el with cirenlars
descriing the "oro'giual Bll Moon
c-nd platform." The~ "oriainal Bul!
'ooe" was Geizer hinaeelt and the
yhtformn was a scheme for transport
icg all the negroes to a country of
their own. Papers indicated that
Geiger was a mnemiber of the Sign
Painters' Union of San Francisco.
Tried to Crank Auto.
M~irs. E. L. Alsip, wife of a woll
l-own rannufactucrer. was instantly
killed~ in front' of her ho"me nt Wince
'eg. 'Mon.. Sunday nIght while crank
ig her ao~'obile. While in front
of her mnchine. it .suddenly started
up' knockinr her under the wheels.*
Turkish Army Surrenders?
Semiofcial advices renort that
thr. Turkish army. whcich retired
from Usakup toward Veles, -surren
iered Mondav to the Servian cil4ry
n4 delivered lip its erm's. The Ser
vans later siezed 123 guns. *
. Wit Taft With a Pea...
At Corry, Penn.. Saturday a hnn
using a pea shooter, struck Mr. Taft
ist below the eye as the pres~dent
was leeving his car. The police so
tM "M endan~ered te eye of th'e
*ILSON A WINNER
DEMOCRATS WILL WIN HOUSE AND
SAYS NEW YORK HERALD
The New York Evening Post Also
Says Wilson Will be Elected With
Votes to Spare in Its Final Fore
cast of the Election To-day for
In its issue of Sunday the New
York Herald gives its final forecast
ci the election for President, which
it says indicates the election of
NW oodrow Wilson by the largest elec
toral vote ever received by a candi
date. The next House of Represen
totives will be Democratic by an over
whelming majority and the indica
tions are that the control of the Un
ited States Senate will pass to that
party. In the division of electoral
votes, as indicated by the Herald fore
cast, Governor Wilson will receive
330, President Taft 27, Mr. Roose
veit 7, and 137 are placed in the
doubtful column. There are 531
votes in the Electoral College and
266 are necessary for a choice.
As a basis for this forecast. the
Herald has had a personal poll of
319,321 voters, by far the largest
number that has ever expressei a
preference in a pre-election canvass.
This poll has been supplemented by
the observations and the conclusions
of experienced political reporters,
who have gone into every county of
every debatable state, and talked
with men in every walk of life.
In the division of the electoral
votes ,as a result of the canvass, the
Herald has given to Governor Wil
son 126 from the eleven scathe:n
states, which are conceded to Gov
ernor Wilson. They are Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisi
ana, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and
Virginia. Added to these are the
votes of the following states, whl^h
the canvass indicates that -Governior
Wilson will carry:
Arizona, 3; Connecticut, 7; Dela
ware, 3; Indiana, 15; Iowa, 13; Kan
sas, 10; Kentucky, 13; Maryland, 8;
Massachusetts, 18; Minnesota, 2;
Missouri, 18; Nebraska, S; Neva la,
3; New Mexico, 31; Nek York, 45;
Ohio, .4; Oklahoma, 10; West Vir
ginia, 8; Wisconsin, 13.
This will make a total of forty-one
states for Governor Wilson, with an
electoral vote of 360, or 44 more
than are necessary for a oho'ce. -
To President Taft hi a been given
the following states with their elec
Idaho, 4; Maine, 6; New Hamn
shire, 4; Rhode Island, 5; Utah, 4;
Vermont, 4. Total, 27.
To Mr. Roosevelt has been given
the state of Washington, with seven
electoral votes, where the women vot
ers will undoubtedly decide the con
In the doubtful column has been
pced the following states with their
California. 13; Colorado. 6; Illi
nois, 29; Michigan. 15; Montana, 4;
New Jersey, 14; North Dakota, 5:
Oregon, 5; Pennsylvania. 38; South
Dakota, 5: Wyoming, 3; Total, 137.
In the larger of these states. Penn
sylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Califor
nia and 'New Jersey. the contest ap
pears to be between Governor Wilson
and Mr. Roosevelt. New Jersey, the
home state of the Democratic nomi
ree. has not heretofo:-e been placed
in the doubtful column. Later re
ores indicate a drift toward Mr.
Roosevelt. andl while it Is not bellev
ed to be extentre enough to menace
the chances of Governor Wilso'n. the
Stte ha~s beeon put into the doubtful
rnen. California, classed by the
Progressives as a sure state for Mr.
Roosevelt, is truly doubtful. The in
'nemicns ce thet (Governor Wilson
will carry the northern part of the
stte. and Mr. Roosevelt the south
In 31! the doubtfr1 states there is
a ilent vote larger than ever before.
There have been rumors on the clos
ing days of the camnalgn that this
woir! swirng to Mr. Roosevelt. The
eiald has me de every possible et
fo-t to determine if this vote was go
!g one way and is unable to find
wat it is. In Illinois. Michigan and
en1'iia the conditions vary In
tMo ierent sec~iOns of the state,
ne~ -enores show they are even more
iey to ro for Governor Wilson than
for Mr. Rlo-ovelt. hut they have been
1-" in' the djoubtful column.
'rhe one thirng which stands out in
1l the renorts, and which may be
thec dete-winin1e factor of the elee
f !on. is that the Tlcmocratic party is
n2mtieniny uiniteni. while the Repub
le," p-rty IS divided.
The Evening Post to-day savs:
"The PresIdential camnaigni o
1912. !n many respects one of the
m~ost extraordinary In American his
tory. is finished and awaits n~ow iae
v~rdoet of the ballot box. Judging
by a!! the ordinary tests of political
n-+hmtion and poItical experienlce,
roorew Wilson. .,f New Jersey. an'n
Thomas R. Marshall. of Indiana.'
Ieach thn rioverror of his State and
nonn of the~ Demnoc--Mic party for
Preert rr.d Vice-Preidenft, resnec.
tr-"r. v.:i!l be elected by an over
v ~m ng:r!urality. possioly an ac
t-'i reaority. of the popular vote
eraf by an even more 'mp~.essive ma
a, rv of the electoral vores or the
e'tn. Pvery ordinary probabiTty
i-'ientes that the DemoCraAC tichi'.t
,1m ren!-:e not less than 38? Out ol
the 91 elnetoral votes -far in ex
em ofth' 266 required for at. actual
Puscian War Aviator EllIed.
Tl'o Russian aviator Poniff, In
stector of aviation In the Russlaan
rv was the first air nacigator to
loe his life in the Balkan war. de.
with several others. left Russia a few
any ego to offer his services to BuT
oei. While firing with his ma
chine over p dri.nnoeie he was
heouht down by Turkish shrapnel
enherc Met Accused Minister.
.T'e B. Tpwitt. former Bantisi
e,,at'r noeced of assaulting Almes
TorSOn at Bowrrt~oh. Tex., was mel
1-v a havy gused in New Orleans
wi h accomnaniod him to Texas tE
n-cent his beIng talren from thet
t,'n an d m'altreated by the girl'. an
TURKEY ADMITS DEFrAT
REQUEST POWERS TO ASSIST LJ
EDING THE WAR.
The Turkish Army Is in Full Retreat .
to Constantinople After Being De
feated on Thracean Plains.
A cablegram from London sa4s
the Turkish armyis in full retreatbn
Constantinople and the Turkish Gov
ernment has asked the Powers to in
tervene in the Turkish-Balkan. war.
An offcial bulletin was Issued by the
Government at Constantinople Sun
day night admitting defeat at -the
hands of the Bulgarians in the great
battle on the Thracean plains.
Application was made to the em
bassies in Constantinople Sunday
I night for mediation by the Powers to
end the hostilities and arrange a'
pcece agreement. This means- the
end of the war, which commenced on
October 8, less than one month ago.
Turkey was outgeneraled at every
The ambassadors had asked the
porte to grant pern ission to each of
the great Powers to send one warship
through the Dardanelles, and this re
quest has been complied with. The
orly guarantee of safety for the na
tive Christians, and perhaps foreign
ers, in Constantinople, is to be found
in the presence of the warships of the
great Powers in the harbor of the
It is the general belief that Bul
garia, chief of the Balkan states, will
refuse to listen to anything in the
way of intervention until the Bulgar
ian army is at the gates of Constanti
nople, and will insist that Turkey
make an appeal direct to the allies
without interference from the Pow
ers. The Bulgarian army will not
agree to any other terms, it is be
lieved. There is justice in the do
The Powers have not been able to
agree on the French premier's for
mula of "territorial disinterested
ness," which is not acceptable to eith
er Austria or Germany. They are
ta'.,pg steps, however, for the pro
tection of Christians and their own
political interests in Turkey. One
warship, in addition to the vessels
already dispatched- to the Turkish
ports, will be sent through the Dar
danelles by each of the Powers,
Beyond the statement, that the
Turkish army is retreating to the
last line of foritfications outside Con
stantinople, there was little news re
ceived from the seat of war Sunday
night. Fighting was reported along
the line from Tchorlu to feratl which
was the outcome, doubtless, of the
effort of the defeated Turks to retire
within the Tchalja lines, which the
Bulgarians are doing their utmost to
The beseiging forces are tighten
ing their grip around Adrianople, and
tne bombardment is becoming more -
vigorous. In other directions the al
lies are consolidating their oceupa
tion of Turkish territory. The Greeks
bare taken Nicopolls and Prevesa,
and have landed a division of men at
Stavros, which is marching to attack -
Saloniki. An uncensored dispatch
from the latter town intimates the
likelihood of its surrender without
PUT THE LAW TO THEIR
Three Georgia Farmers lirreted as
A dispatch from Augusta, Ga., says
Walter and Clarence Rhodes, broth
ers, and Walter Pounds, overseer for
the former, all well known farmers
of Burks county, Georgia, were ar
rested, charged with violating the
white slave law. They were taken
to Macon by Deputy United States
Marshal J. P. -Murray.
It is alleged that the three men
went to Bath, S. C., and took Lula
Addison, Susie James and Ola Fla
zier, three white girls, for an auto
mobile r'de and refused to carry
them back home. Instead, the men
headed for their Burke county farms
where, for four weeks, the' girls
claim, they have~ been held in cap
tivity and have not been allowed to
communicate with their parents.
A letter, written by the Addison
girl's mother, revealed the where
abouts of the girls and federal offie
'als investigated. The girls toid the
oflcers that the men threatened to
kill them if they tried to escape.
Two of the men have been bound
over for trial in the United States
NEXT PRESIDENT IS EURT.
Meets With Slight Accident While
Riding in an Automobife.
A dispatch from Princeton, N. 3.,
says Gov. Woodrow Wilson wears a
narrow strip of collodion and ganze
across the top of his head, covering
a scalp wound three inches long,
which he received early Sunday In- a
motor car mishap on the way home
from Red Bank, N. J. His automo
ile struck a mound in the road and
jolted him against a steel rib in the
roof of the limousine car.
IThe wound is not serious and the
Democratic Presidential nominee fuil
filled his speaking engagements in
Patterson and Passaic, N. .f.. Monday
night, and attended to his correspon
deuce as usual early Monday.
Sunday night the Governor was in
the parlor of his home, the centre Ot
a grouD of friends. There was noth
ing in 'his manner to indicate he had
met with any mishap. He said he at
not feel the would in the slightest de
gree, a:1d had not even heveloped a
headache from it.
Wiped Out in Two Years.
In Germany they wiped out hydro
pho.bia throughout the land in one
year by the enforcement of a law
compelling every dog to be mussled.
"B,ut." as the Americu~s Times puts
it, "in Germany they enforce the
Stenls .Tewelry and Escap'os.
At Wheeling, W. Va., a mn' eta -
ed the jewelry store of And-re' Stan
ver. in the heart of the business dis
trict Friday noon. covAred :Cainver
with a revolver, ritted show Cae'AS of
$2,000 in jewelry then escaped.*
Heartbroken at Eighty-three.
Ferdinand Wenitz, of Cincnnati,
aed 83 years. has disappeared lea?
ing a note telling of bis eenammnat
ed suicide. H~e was disepDointed be
ause a young woman for.. whom his
hart ined preferred anothier.