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VOL. XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER .11 O2
FIRST OF THE SEASON
THIN MANTLE OF SNOW COVER.
ED THE SUNNY SOUTH.
It is the Earliest Fall of snow Ever
Known in Some Section of the
Snow fell Wednesday and Wednes
day night on an area of the Southern
States extending from the Panhandle
of Texas to central ,Virginia and the
South felt the effects of a sudden
drop in temperature with prospects
of colder weather.
At Vicksburg the snowfall was the
first recorded there in November and
at Jackson, Miss., it was the heaviest
At Atlanta, the snow began to fall
shortly after noon and a storm raged
for several hours.
At few places did the white mantle
remain long, in many cases previous
rains being responsible for the snow
melting as soon as it touched the
Snow, mingled with a drizzling
rain, began to fall in Columbia
Thursday morning, commencing
shortly after midnight and continu
ing .for some time. The scattered
flakes melted as fast as they fell.
Spartanburg was visited by a snow
storm Wednesday night. Snow be
gan falling at 8:45 o'clock and con
tinued to fall for several hours, tho
it did not stick, melting as fast as it
The first snow ever seen in Macon,
Ga., in November, according to
weather bureau records. began fall
ing at 7 o'clock Wednesday night.
In three hours there was more than
an inch of snow and it was still
snowing hard at 10 p. m. The tem
perature Is 34.
At Vickaburg, Miss., snow began
falling about 10 o'clock Wednesday
morning and recorded the first snow
fall for November in this section. It
The heaviest fall of snow ever re
corded at Jackson, Miss., began at -11
o'clock Wednesday morning and con
tinued for three hours. Rain had fal
len earlier and the snow soon disap
The first snow of the season in Bir
mingham. Ala., began falling Wed
nesday. The flakes melted almost as
quickly as they touched the earth.
A light fall is reported from Au
gusta, Ga., and that vicinity. Arkan
sas was covered on Tuesday night.
The snow storm took in all South
Carolina, North Carolina and Virgin
a. The fall seems to have been light
TRAGEDY IN TIMMONSVILLE.
C. E. Jones Sends Five Bullets into
R. F. Williams.
A dispatch from Timmonsville to
The State says one of the most shock
ng tragedies ever enacted in Tim
onsville occurred Saturday after
noon about 2 o'clock. when C. E.
Jones, a saw mill man, of Fountain
Inn, S. C., shot and instantly -killed
It. F. Williams. of Baldwin, Miss.,
who has been there several days-rep
resenting a laundry machine com
Williams was sitting in his place
of business in the heart of town read
ng, when Jones walked in and, it is
said, without any warning began
shooting Williams. five shots bein'g
fired, all taking effect, one near each
ipple and two in the stomach, the
ifth in the neer. As Williams tell.
ones walked on the streets and gave
The dead man has a wife and three
hildren in Baldwin. Miss., to which
place his body was shipped Saturday
ight, the Masons of Giis place as
sisting in preparing the body for
shipment. Jones was taken to-.Flor
ence and lodged in jail to await
ial. A brother-in-law of Williams
stated that the two had had some
ittle trouble, but on last Sunday ad
jsted their differences and shook
bands and agreed to let everything
be a thing of the past. *
YOUNG WOMAN WANTED.
fundreds of Letters Awaiting Miss
Radcliffe at Elgin.
The postmaster at Elgin, Ill., has
over 4.000 letters addressed to Miss
. X. Radcliffe and is receiving them
at the rate of more than 300 a day.
'he cause of this flood of mail is a
lettermade public by Miss Radcliffe
in which she says: "If I do not get
a.husband .by 1913 I will lose a for
tune of $30,000 and a large estate.
[ do not care if he is a hod-carrier or
a bricklayer so long as he is well
mannered and kind." The postmas
ter is waiting for Miss Radcliffe to
call for her mail. Her names does
not appear in the city directory.
Thought He Was a Murderer.
Remorse occasioned by the belief
that ho had killed a mai caused
Jesse Boykin to shoot himself dead
with a shotgun at his hom4 Dear
Wilson. N. C.. Thursday. Boykin
quarreled with Jesse Burnett, an ac
quaintance, at Simms, a village near
Wilson. Saturday night and shot him
in the hand. Burnett fell to the
foor, exclaiming that he had been
of the former.
The mention of the word conserva
tism led to inquiries and discussion
als to what Senator Tillman regarded
as conservatism and radicalism, with
the result that it became apparent
that the semor senator from South
Carolina now regards himself as one
of the country's conservators, or, in
other words, he is one of the cogs in
the wheels that keep the country from
going to the denil. Buit from that it
must not be understood that Senator
Tilman th'inks he has undergone any
rdical changes in nature or public
attitude-far from it. Slenator Till
man thin~ks that he is the same to-day
as he was-possibly not in mannier or
public bearing--in the early days of
his senatorial career. He does admit
the mellowing and softening influence
of age, but he denies absolutely the
charge made by some of the newspa
pers that he has undergone a com
plete muetamorphis and that he is now
even a reactionary.
I am just as radical now as I ever
was." said Senator Tillman doggedly.
"I have not changr: it is thle country'
that has changed. Some of the very
things .preached two'nty yars ago
are to-day commonly accepted poli
NPAS VISIT TO CHARLESTON DUR
INli FLEET WEEK
TALKS WITH REPORTER
About Matters Generally and the City
by the Sea Particularg.-Option
of chairmanship of Three Influen.
tial Senate Committees.-Thinks
Wilson's Silence is Wise.
Senator Tillman paid a visit to
Charleston last week while the fleet
was there. While in the city he and
Mrs. Tillman were entertained by 'Mr.
Henry P. Williams. Many of the
prominent citizens of Charleston call
ed on Senator Tillman while he was
in the city. He attended the banquet
at the Charleston hotel in honor of
Admiral Osterhaus and paid a formal
call upon Admiral Osterhaus aboard
the battleship Utah.
In a talk with a reporter of The
News and Courier Senator Tillman
said: "I have the choice of the
chairmanship of one of three com
mittees of the senate-three impor
tant ones-the appropriations, the
naval affairs and the inter-state com
merce committees.'' Asked which he
would accept, the senator declared
that he would wait until he reached
Washington upon the convening of
Congess, when he could thoroughly
look into the matter and decide
which committee would be- the best
vehicle-with which to serve the coun
try and South Carolina in particular.
and the duties of which his physical
strength could best meet.
"I do not want to burden myselt.
I do not want to undertake what I
cannot do justice to, and for some
reasons I am inclined to the naval
affairs committee, but-the appropria
tions committee carries with it so
much' more of influence and pres
tige that just now I am rather in
clined to it. But of course. remem
ber that I retain membership on all
three of the commitees, no matter
Which I am chairman of. If. after I
investigate thesituation, I believe that
I can do the work. I will take the
appropriations committee: otherwise,
I will take the naval affairs commit
In answer to the question that in
ease he choose the naval affairs com
mittee what would be his attitude
toward the navy yard at Charles
ton Senator Tillman said:
"Just what it always has been. I
will ask all that is decent and reason
able. I have never bean hoggish
about anything. and I think that is
the- reason I usually got what I ask
ed for and sometimes a little more.
You know that I have-always wanted
the Charleston yard to have its pro
rata share of all the appropriations
that are made, and for it to be de
veloped in line with all the progress
that is made, but reember. all I will
ask will be within the bounds of de
cency and reason."
Senator Tillman seemed particular
ly-desirous that the erroneous impres
sion createdthat he would assure the
future of the Charleston yard be cor
rected. He wished to be relieved of
the Impression that he was assuming
ar air of bragging or overconfidence.
And at the same time he assured the
reporter that he would represent
South Carolina's interests and Char
teston's as he had always done: that
If the policy of the Wilson adminlis
tration was to strengthen the navy
-and to enlarge the navy yard equip
ments, he would most assuredly ask
-for all that could be decently asked
for-i behalf of the Charleston yard.
"As to the developments of the
Charleston yard," said Senator Till
man, "and for its enlargement, that
all depends upon the attitude of the
*new secretary of the navy and the
*general policy adopted by the Wilson
administration. Meyer, you know,
was rather inimical toward this yard.
I have combatted that attitude, and I
think successfully. If the Wilson ad
ministration favors a policy of devel
oping of the navy and naval equip
ment. I will want the Charleston yard
te' be developed in proportion to all
others, as it is the only Southern
yard left, and as it is nearest to Pan
Senator Tillman appeared to join
heartily in the reporter's patriotic
outburst that Charleston was in all
reality "the most convenient port to
Panama". Again asking to be ab
solved from any assumption of brag
ging airs, the Senator made assur
ance of his friendship to this city and
this port--"ijst as I have always
In regard to the cabinet appoint
ments to be made by Woodrow Wil
son, who will soon assume the reins
of the national government, Senator
Tillman thinks that the president
elect has been eminently wise in re
fraining from any statements pertain
"Wilson'is wise in not making the
newspapers his spokesmen in the
matter of cabinet appointments," said
he. "He would be running away
ahead of his hounds in shooting off
his mouth prematurely. All the time
now between the convening of COD
gress and his inauguration Wilson
will have opnortunity to confer with!
the leading Democrats of trio country
and to make judicIous selections."
"How about the appointment ofi
Southern men?" was a question pro
"Wilson ought not to appoint an
undue number of Southern men,"
said the Senator, "but the South has
been out in the cold so long. I hope
the return of a Southern man to the
presidency after sixty years will be!
signalized by a return to the ante-bel
lum policy inaugurated by the Demo-!
crats coming, and unless Southern!
men have lost that characteristic of
honor and honesty. Wilson cannot
make a mistake if he picks Southern
men for any office in his gift. for the
South Is in favor, as under Jefferson.
of having a government run as eco
nomictally ~ na si'nle- bit not ao as to
impair its efficiency. The South is'
entitled to its share of appointments
and other good things and has as
good men as there are in the nation.''
Replying to a question as to his
estimate of President-e' oet Wilson.
Senator Tillman said he regarded him
as a man of judicial mind and a
thoughtful man: that, as to the fu
ture, with Wilson as president, he
had a great deal of hope and c'onfl
d-c- ,amhug pasil a little more
ROTH OF CHURCH
PROGREESS OF METHODIST IN
WHAT THEY ARE DOING
Rev. H. B. Browns Writes Interest:
ingly and Entertainingly in the
Anderson Mail of the Meeting of
the South Carolina Confere'ice of
the Methodist Church, South.
The South Carolina annua. confer
ence of the -Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, is now :n session at
Anderson for the third time. 1: is a
much larger body than it u as in
1872. or even in 1590, and the Meth
odists in South Carolina are niich
more numerous than in those earlier
years. The following interesting ar
ticle from the pen of Kter. K. B.
Browne in the Anderson .lain will be
read with interest:
Forty years ago the conference
met here for the first time. The ses
sions were held in the old wooden
church building that stood on the site
of the present elegant structure,
Bishop Robert Paine of Mississippi,
presided. He was not present the
first day of the session and Dr. A. M.
Chreitzberg was elected president.
The bishop arrived on the second day,
December 13, and presided for the re
mainder of the session. Dr. Willim
C. Pooser was the efficient secretary
with O. A. Darby, A. J. Stafford and
W. D. Kirkland as his assistants.
At the conference of 1872, there
were 147 clerical members enrolled,
and 32 lay members. Of the 147
clerical members composing that con
ference only 18 are still living and in
connection with the conference; viz,
W. A. Clarke: Wm. C. Power T. J.
Clyde. S. A. Weber, R. R. Dagnall; J.
B. Traywick, R. L. Duffle, G. L. Har
man. J. S. Beasley. Geo. M. Boyd, To
land Hodges. D. D. Dantzler. J. K.
McCain. J. D. Wilson. R. W. Barber,
J. C. Davis, C. D. :Mann, Geo. H. Poos
er. Only five or six of these 18 are
on the effective list.
Of the 32 laymen who represented
the eight presiding elders districts at
that conference, only three are now
living: viz, J. B. Humbert. R. H. Jen
nings and Dr. N. F. Kirkland.
At this conference there were re
ported 36,163 white members, who
owned church property valued at
At the conference in Bennettsville
In December, 1911, there were re
ported 91,200 members who owned
church property valued at $2,494,
370. showing an increase in member
ship of 55,037 and an increase in
value of church property of $1,896.
When the reports are tabulated for
1912 at Anderson the increase will be
still greater showing the development
for forty years.
At the conference of 1872, there
were only eight districts (there are
now twelve) in the conference and to
those were appointed as presiding
elders: W. P. Morrow. H. A. C.
Walker, Wm. Martin, Win. H. Flem
ing. John W. Kelly, Thos. Her
bert, Henry M!. hMood and Robert P.
Franks. These have all passed away.
The methodist conference met for
the second time in Anderson Novem
ber 2)5, 1890, eighteen yearu after
the first conference here. Bishop W.
W. Duncan presided and miade a pro
found impression both on the confer
ence and on the community. His ser
mon on Sunday was one of great
power. H. F. Chreitzberg was secre
tary with Samuel Lander. T. C. Lig
on and E. 0. Watson as assistants.
This conterence lasted one day long
er than usual at annual sessions and
so did not adjiourn till Thursday, De-1
Of the 215 clerical members then
composing the conference only 86 are
now members of the body. Within
22 years over one-half have ceased~
their labors on earth.
I recall the fact that the reports
from the churches that year were ex
I recall another fact that the young,
city of Anderson was then forging
rapidly to the front as an enterpris
ing, progressive, commercial center.
There had been organized a Board of'
Trade, and the conference passed this,
resolution of thankts:
'Resolved, That we heartily ap
preciate the thoughtful attention of
the Board of Trade and the citizens
of Anderson in securing to the mem
bers of this conference a drive thro'
their growing city and its suburbs."
As I recall now. I think that a son
of Abraham was one~ of the leaders in
that carriage drive. "We will show
you all the varied and interesting
things In the progressive and hustling
city." and they did and hosts and
guests quickly formed a mutual an
miration society on wheels.
At this conference Bishop Duncan
was presented with Dossibly the cost
liest gavel ever used by a presiding
officer in South Carolina. His friends
among the clergy and laity raised the
money with which to procure this em
blem of authority and the bishop
treasured the gift ever afterwards.
This has been a prosperous year
and the reports from the churches
Ithroughout the State will show decid
Ied progress along all lines of church
The following items reported at
the -Bennettsville conference a year
ago will indicate somewnat the
strength and work of Methodism in
Church members.. .. .. ...91,200
Church organizations. .. .. ...804
Value of church buildings. $1,981,820
Value of parsonages. .. 512,550
Total churches and par
sonages .... .... ...2,494,370
Superannuated preachers. 10,600
The amount contributed for mis
sions, home and foreign, follow:
Paid for foreign mnissions.$24,255.S
Paid for conference mis
sons .. .. .. ........2,l3.19
Special for missions-di
Paid by Sunday schools
GROWTH OF A CHURCH.. ....
for missions. .. .. .. .. 2,780,SS
Paid by Enworth Leaguxes
for missions. .. . . . . . 8
Paid for education . . . . I 4.46 4.00
Paid for church extension. 8.S7Lr.00
The~ Su nday schools raised over
80,000 for variou? benevolences and
the women raised $30.000 for homxe
and foreign missions. Besides the
SHOT IN HIS OWN YARD
PROMINENT BIUSLNESS MAN SHOT
BY A NEIGHBOR.
Thought He Was a Thief Trying to
Help Steal His Ducks in the Night.
Rushed to the Hospital.
Mistaking Fred A. Guttenberger,
president of Guttenberger's Music
company, and a prominent business
man of Macon. Ga.. for a burglar.
Mallory Beddingfield, manager at
Schofield's Iron works, shot him thro'
the stomach Wednesday night about
He was immediately rushed to the
city hospital, where he now lies in a i
critical condition. Attending doctors
stated Thursday morning that]
chances of recovery were against f
him. The Atlanta Journal says: i
Mr. and Mrs. Guttenberger had
just returned to their Napier avenue
home from down town in their auto
mobile. 'Mr. Beddingfield, who lives
next door, was eating supper at the
time of their arrival.
His ducks in the bac. yard made <
considerable noise as if teing molest- f
ed. Mr. Beddingfield seized his pis- I
tol and fred four shots at Mr. and t
Mrs. Guttenberger. who were in their r
back yard on their way into the a
house. One of the shots struck Mr. <
Guttenberger just below the heart
and lodged in the back.
Mrs. Guttenberger hastened to a e
neighbor's house across the street, a
and summoned a physician. Hazel s
Sterns, a sixteen-year-old lad, TI'ving f
across the street from Guttenberg
er's home, was the first to reach the
side of the wounded man.
With the assistance of neighbors i
who quickly gathered, the wounded b
man was carried into the house and I
later to the hospital. At 2 o'clock I
Thursday morning, an operation was t
performed and the bullet removed ]
from his body. His condition is crit
ical with only a fighting chance for c
Beddingfield made the following p
statement Thursday morning: b
-'I was eating supper at 10:30 o'
clock last night and heard my ducks
making an unusual noise. I seized b
my pistol and hurried to the back
'-I saw Mr. and Mrs. Guttenberger t
standing in the dark and I took them
to be pals of burglars I thought to be
in my yard. I fired four times but
not ini their direction.
"The bullet that struck Mr. Gut- d
tenberger must have been deflected, r
as I did not shoot in their direction. o
It was simply an accident which I re- t
gret more than anything in the t
WOMAN CONFESSED MURDER. T
Of Her Husband After Seeing Murder t
Scene in Show.
Goaded by her conscience after
seeing a moving picture in which the
killing of a husband by his wife was I
depicted, Mrs. McAfee. a well to ao
widow of Macon, Ga., has confessea
that she killed her husband in Ire
land ten years ago. Two weeks ago t
Mrs. McAfee saw the moving picture,
the plot of whieh, she thought, cor
responded in a measure with the hid
den story of her life. From that day,
her relatives say, she began to worry
and weep. She summoned her rela
tives and confessed that she had been
responsible for the violent death of C
her husband in Ireland in 1902 and
that it was preying on her mind. She
said she would never know another d
moment's peace unless she returnedt
to Ireland and suffered for her act.
She says that she was yealous of her
husband and brought about his death
in such a way that it seemed acciden
POISONED) BY COCKTAIL.
One Imbiber Dead and Another is in
a Very Bad Way.
At Aubrn, N. Y., a cocktail which
two convicts in the State priso;1 pre
pared and drank caused the death
of one of the men and drove the oth
er into convulsions which threate.i E
to result fatally. The convicts, Walk- I
er King and James F. Curtis, mixed c
the fatal drink from a quantity of t
wood alcohol and other liquids used 3
in the prison furniture shop. King.i
prepared the "cocktail" and to assure E
his fellow prisoner he had faith in C
the mixture drank the first glass of 1
it. He described it as "fine" and r
Curtis drank of it. too. Both of them E
were soon in convulsions.d
They Can't See in the Dark. I
There are some merchants who are
doing business, and who are making
efforts to accumulate a fortune, butC
although they have goods to sell at
prices that please they never tell the
people about them by advertising.
They are content to secure what
trade passes their door, but they
don't think of going out and making
people hunt them up. The old way
used to be to get a position on a
much traveled street and the public
would come to your store, but now,
its have the goods and adveftise and
the people will find th.- wvay to your
place of business. Trying to get bus
iness without adertising is like smil
ing at the girl in the dark-neither
customers nor girls can see in the
Love Powders Fail Girl. ,
Love powders and other magical
charms cost Mary Jarrin, of New
York city, over SS00, virtually all
her savings as a servant, before she
realized they were powerless to win
back a swain who had deserted her.
The love potions were prepared by
Jane Grindle, a fortune teller, who is
under arrest charged with grand lar
New York Gamblers Quiet.
Gambling houses in New York areV
closing for lack of patronage. There
are no patrons, practically, because
the police are spying on those who
frecuent the resorts and serving them
with John Doe subpoenaes to appear;
in court and testify.
was sustained and liberal amounts
were raised for other benevolent en
IThe Methodists of South Carolina 1
own and control three colleges andf
two fitting schools. valued at $751.-.
2;0, with an endowment at $186.900.
Sixty-six professors are employed and
there are .,047 pupils in attendance
MURDER AND ASSAULT
6II)B CHASE3 bHER1F ' WHO TRtIl;S
TO SAVE FIEND.
Who Shot a Farmer's Wife ani As
saulted His Daughter in Their
A dispatch from Cordele. Ga.. says
he daughter of a well-known farm
r near Rhine, Dodge. county. was
,riminally assaulted by a negro ear
y Friday afternoon. The negro made
tis escape after the crime but was
The sheriff of Dodge county is
;peeding in a big touring car down
nto Southeast Georgia Friday nigi
ith negro, Chesley Williams, and
tot in pursuit are several more cars
filled with armed men, bent on lynch
rg the fiend, who shot the wife of a
vel-known planter of Dodge county,
tnd criminally assaulted her 18-year
All day citizens' posses have been
couring the countryside for the ne
;ro, whom both the mother and girl
lescribed as their assailant, in an ef
crt to lynch him.
riday night, sometime after dark
he sheriff found him in an outhouse
tot far from the scene of the outrage
nd immediately, with a posse of five
eputies, left for parts unknown.
On the presumption that he was
ound for McRae or some other point
a the Southern railroad, several cars
half hour afterwards left in pur
uit. The crime was committed a
ew miles out of Rhine, some thirty
niles from Macon. Friday after
Loon, while the mother and daughter
sere alone in the house, which is
solated, the negro, had been a farm
and on the place, entered the house.
le was ordered out, but refused to
o. He shot and seriously wounded
he mother and then assaulted her
Shortly after, the outrage the men
the house returned and the women
old their story. Since that time
osses from all over the countryside
ave been searching for the negro.
egroes Friday night told the sher
T where Williams was. and he found
im in an outhouse hiding. It is un
erstood that before the flight by
be sheriff and his prisoner started.
he negro, Williams. confessed. *
Fiend Was Lynched.
Chesley Williams was dragged
rom the vaults of the clerk's office
t McRae at 2 o'clock Sunday morn
ay morning by an angry mob and
iddled with bullets. Sheriff Wilcox,
f Telfar county, attempted to evade
be mob with his prisoner by hiding
be. negro in 'he vault of the clerk's
ffice in the Court House at McRae.
ut his efforts were unsuccessful.
he lynching was quiet and the town
now perfectly orderly. Neither of 1
be victims are dead, but one is not
xpected to live.
.TENT OF DAMAGE UNKNOWN.
rnposible to Fix Typhoon Casualties
in the Phillipines.
Owing to the prostration of the
elegraph wires no definite estimate
yet possible of the number of fa
lities or of the property losses caus
d by the typhoon which crossed the
;lands of Samar, Leyte and North
Such information as has been re
eived indicates that 260 persons
-ere killed in Samar and Leyte and
0 in the other territory traversed by
he storm. Despite the eno~mous
amage in Tacloban, capital of Leyte,
be fatalities there were less than a
The government is forwarding re
ef supplies to the stricken district.
o word has been received from Min
anaco except a wireless dispatch
rom the transport. Warren which
id the storm was unusually severe.*
RESCUED THREE PRISONERS.
eputy Sheriff Induces M10b to Give
Up' Three Men.
A portion of the mob which hang-1
d three negroes near Bossier City,
.a.. Thursday night secured three
ther negroes and were hurrying
bemn to the scene of the lynching,
rith the intention of inflicting sim
lar punishment.,-when they were ov-,
rtaken by Deputy Sheriff Brumlow,
f Bossier City and induced to re
ease their prisoners. Heard, Jim
erson and Burke. the three lynch
d Thursday night, beat a jail atten
ant into insensibility several months
go and escaped from the Bossier
'arish prison. The trio rescued by'
~rumlow are said to have kept the
ien in hiding and aided them to es
ape. T-hey were captured in Bossier
:ity by the mob.
WILlS cONSULT ALL LEADERS.
'resienlt-Elect's Policy Regarding'
President-elect Wilson has deter
sined not to take the advice of one
nan only but of the leaders of the
)emocraic party generally on the
uestion af formation of his Cabinet
.nd in the selection of men to fill im
ortant official positions. His invi
ation to William J1. Brya to meet1
tim in conference. at Princeton, it is
hought, is only the forerunner of
umerous invitations to other party
eaders to meet him in a series of~
onsultations in reference to his leg
sative program and appointments toI
ffice. The leaders of the party cat
>e of great service to the President
lect, and that is why iie seeks their
Town Practically Destroyed.
A typhoon sw.ept Visayas. Phillij'
ne Island. November ::3. and carried
tway three-fourths of the town o
[acloban, the capital of Leyte, ac
ording to a dispatch received at the
~sular bureau from the governor
eneral of the Phillipines. No de-I
ails of the disaster were told in the
'eport and no account was made of
he loss of life.*
Girls Tunneled from .Jaii.
Annie Morris and Bessie Williams.
o Texas girls not 20) years old.
-harged with highway robbe'ry, tunl
1eled their way from the county .iailj
it Fort Worth and escaperi. The pris
>ners dug through awall. two feet
'hick making a hole t wo feet in
liameter. The drop to the ground
vas 18 feet anid they itsed a ro;'e MF
WANT TO KEEP THEM
REPURLICANS WILL TRY TO HOLD
ONTO THE OFfSICES.
TAFT SAID TO FAVOR IT
Elaborate Republican Scheme for
General Shifting of Important Of
fices During the Last Days of Pres
ident Taft's Term, But Democrats
May Retaliate Should It Be At
The Washington correspondent of
The News and Courier says evidences
multiply that it is the purpose of the
Taft administration to make hay in
the way of Presidential patronage
during the few harvest months that
remain to the Republican party be
fore the Democrats take charge of
the Government next March.
The plan is not only to make every
possible appointment that may be
reached in the regular course, but to
create a number of additional oppor
tunities by the device of having pres
ent office-holders resign, so that their
successors may be nominated for long
terms, or so that the pre .ge of hav
ing held important positions may be
listributed as widely as possible
among "the faithful".
An instance of the last named lar
gesse is to -be found In cases like that
)f the newly appointed Treasurer of
:he United States, Carmi A. Thomp
on, of Ohio. Lee McClung of Ten
:essee, was practically forced to re
ign a few weeks ago because he had
:riticised the official temperament of
its superior, Secretary MacVeagh, of
:he treasury department. This mat
er could have been brought to a,
1ead before the election, but the Ad
ninistration prudently deferred the
usting of 'Mr. McClung until it was
:oo late for him to become an active
3u11 Moose, like Mr. Robert Bacon.
Now, at considerable cost to tl$
iovernment, (because with every
:hange of Treasurers there must be
complete special counting of all the
money held by Uncle Sam,) Mr.
hompson is made Treasurer for the
est of the term, which expires March
, 1913, in order that ha may go into
rivate life as ''Ex-Treasurer of the
nited States". This distinction
should be worth a fortune to the
iwner of it in the way of making bus
ness connections, for there are al
ays big banks which are ready to
>ay well for the advertisement of
laving a former National Treasurer
n their staff.
The process of playing for longer
enure of good offices for Republican
olders has been under way for some
ime, in the opinion of Democratic
bservers who know "the political
fame'. These watchers have seen
L number of resignations wtcn
roused the suspicion that they were
;ubmitted primarily for the purpose
>f giving the President an opportun
tJ to name new men for full terms.
Suppose a Presidential postmaster
esigns now. The President will ap
tint a successor for four years. Of
ourse, the incoming Democratic Ad
ninistration can remove such an of
ice-holder if the President sees fit,
>ut this power will not always be a
leasant or a desirable one to exer
se, and Republican nominees are
;lad to take their chances on being
tble to hold on for at least a consid
~rable time after the political bal
A Republican national committee
nan representing a certain Demo
:ratic State has recently come to
vashington with a complete plan for
.he nomination of over a hundred
egular Republican postmasters in
hat State before the Administration
mds. The resignation device will be
~mployed in many of these cases. It
s not strange that Democratic poli
icians are alarmed and angry when
:hey contemplate such prospects, and
.bat there are mutterings of sharp
etaliation unless the outlook
One weapon which the Democrats
an use is that of holding up in the
enate those Presidential nomina
ions which require confirmation. If
'last chance" office-grabbing goes
.oo far for their patience, the minor
ty in the Senate may come to abso
ute loggerheads with the President
Lnd block all his closing appoint
nents. Another weapon is whole
;le eiection of these swan-song se
ections when the Wilson administra
Much depends upon the attitude of
dr. Wilson himself. That he would
Lppreciate being relieved by Mr.
Faft of the burden of mak
ng Presidential appointments, as
benevolently suggested around the
~hite House offices, is by no means
robable. The situation is a ticklish
ne for bona fide Republican hold
vers who would suffer if retaliatory
Democratic reaction were provoked
by a policy of greed in the remain
g Republican months.
Thirty Were Made Sick.
Mrs. Margaret Fahey, mother of
the child which died from ptomaine
poisoning, which affected 30 other
persons in Pittsburg, Pa.. is out of
anger. The majority of the others
are reported convalescing. The au
thorities are investigating the stores
yhere the families affected purchased
Thousands of Turkeys.
The "turkey special,'' a train of
4 cars. containing provision for 65.
S0 Thanksgiving tables,' reached
Jersey City Wednesday from Tennes
see and ',ractically all the birds were!
sold on the New York market before
sundown. The shipment is the larg
et single consignment of birds ever
Brutal Act of Brute.
Peter G. Hanson. a farmer of Win
nipeg, Man., is under arrest. charged
with attempting to murder Maggie!
Warn iziki. who was in his employ.
It is said Hanson tied the girl to the
horns of a cow and the frightened
animal ran through the woods, drag
ging the girl for a long distance.
Train Went Down.
Vive men were killed Monday and
several hurt, some fatally, when a;
logging train went through a 175-I
foot trestle at Bear Creek, Oregon.
The boiler of the enaine exploded
when the locomotive fell. The bodies
THREE PEOPLE KILLED AN
The Westbound Express on the
Pennsylvania Wrecked When the
Engine Hits Broken Rail.
Three sleeping cars and a day
coach detached themselves from a
derailed Pennsylvania express at
Glen Loch, Pa.. Thursday, plunged
down a 20-foot embankment and
landed on top or a string of coal cars
on a parallel track. The accident
took at least the three lives as toll,
while 40 or more passengers were
hurt. Probably some of these are fa
The heavy train, known as the
Cincinnati Express. was hauled by
two locomotives. It is the belief of
railroad officials that a broken rail
was responsible for the wreck.
Passengers in the cars that had
remained on the roadbed hurried to
help persons caught in the plunge o?
the other coaches. The injured were
cared for in nearby farm houses un
til the arrival of relief trains which
were loaded, then hurried back to
Westchester or Harrisburg.
A remarkable feature of the wreck
was that so many of the passengers
regained their baggage. Sleeping car
occupants said that after the first
shock when the cars toppled over
and they found no fire or serious
damage to the structures of the cars
that they were able to grope their
way back to berths and dress by the
Light of lanterns some of the passen
gers hustled into their clothes while
standing in vestibules.
The accident occurred near Glen
lock, 30 miles west of Philadelphia.
the Pullmans were steel cars of the
latest type. Sixteen of the injured
passengers were placed on a special
train and removed to the Westchester
bospital while trainmen and physi
.ians from the surrounding country
worked with lanterns in the midst
)f a blinding snowstorm in an effort
to uncover other survivors who
might be buried in the wreckage.
3ther injured persons were taken to
eighboring farm houses and some
were sent on another train to the
The bodies of two Pullman conduc
:ors were found wedged between two
)f the sleeping cars. The train con
isted of nine sleepers, one day coach,
a. combination baggage and mail car
nd the Unitetd States mail car. The
eading locomotive left the track,
supposedly from a broken rail. The
second locomotive, however, remain
:d on ,the track.
FATAL AUTO SMASH-UP.
'ree Greenville Men Badly Injured!
in Auto Collision.
An automobile collision in Green
rille, on North Main street, late Tues
lay afternoon resulted in serious in
juries to Dr. W. M. Burnett. Frank
Poe, Jr., and Frank Eneoei. The in
jured were taken to the City Hospi
tal, where it was found Mr. Enebel
had broken his left arm and both
egs; Dr. Bu'nett's shoulder had
seen dislocated with prooably inter- I
ial injuries while Mr. Poe was suf
'ering from a broken arm and several
Messrs. Poe and Enebel, driving a
igh powered National racer, were
peeding downi the ..North Main
11il, in a practise spin preparatory to
h auto hill climb Friday, when at a
>jnt oppsosite the high emnbankment
verlooking the City Park, the car
,lunged headlor.g ino" the runabout
iriven by Dr. Burnett. Both ma
hines were completely wrecked, the
-unabout being hurled a distance of
~orty or more feet, while the big rac
t plunged over an iron railing down
iforty-foot embankment into a ra
WILL GO OUT WITH TAFT.
avannahi Collector to Resign on
Fourth of March.
Mr. W. R. Leaken, collector of the
>ort of Savannah. has announced that
m Saturday or before he will for-i
nally tender his resignation to Pres
dent Taft, effective March 4. His
~ommission does not expire until Au
rust 6, but he does not care to serve
inder a Democratic ad.ninistration'
mud will step out when Taft does.
[his probably means that the Savan
iah port office will be the first filled
n Georgia by President Wilson.
[here are already four or five candi
ates for the position, which is the
nost desirable Federal appointment
Stockings Cost Fifty Dollars.
Miss Laura Merriam, whose mar
tiage to Assistant Secretary of the
rreasury, James Curtis took place at
Washngton Wednesday wore at the
eremony a pair of white silk stock
igs given her b- Mr. and Mrs. Jos
aph Leiter, for wnich they gaid $50.
rhe stockings are of the finest silk
weave and are inset with point lace
and embroidered in rhinestone and
Flagman Was KilLed.
Flagman Wommock. of the Sea
board, was killed at Alamo, Ga. He
was flagging on an eastbound freight,
nd it is stated that. while uncoupling;
ears near a seed hiouse. the doors of'
the seed house knocked him down
and the engine ran over his body. He
lived about one hour. Mr. Wom
mock had been with the- company for~
some time. Hg miarried one month:
Hand on Car Step.
When a passenger traiu reached;
Lansdale, Pa., a few night agG, train-'
men found a human hand on a car
step. Investigation showed the front
of the engine bespattered with blood.
Later the mangled body of David
Haule was found along the track.
Killed by Stone Bruis'e.
At Ann Arbor. Mich.. .\lbert Lind
r of Buffalo, a freshman student at
the University of Michigan, riied Sun
day morning from bloodl poisoning
received from a bruise on his heel
sustined by stepping on a stone m1 a
cross-countr:: run in October.*
Sent to an Aasylunm.
.oln Schrank who shot Col. Roose
velt. was taken to the Northern Hos
pital for the insane near Oshkosh,
Wis., Monday. Judge Backus having
committed him to that institution on
Friday after a commission of alien
:.sts nelidjded him insane.
hAVt UP BUllI
GOT A DIVORCE SO AS RE COULD
BE WEDS HIS NEW LOVE
The First Wife, Her Former Husband
and His New Wife Are the Best
of Friends, and Seem to be Real
Fond of Each Other, Says tae
Complete self-sacrifice and almost
ixfconceivable devotion to lifelong -
ideals is the keynote of the remark
able story which Mrs."Marion Craig
Wentworth, the noted dramatic read
er, playwright, and socialist, told of
her reasons for obtaining a divorce
from her husband, Dr. Franklin H...
Wentworth, author of the "Woman's
Portion," in order that he might be
free to marry the woman he loved.
When Mrs. Wentworth discovered
the love which existed between her
husband and (IsS Alice Chapman,
whom Dr. Wentworth has now made
his wife, she planned to set her hus
band free. She went to Reno, Nev.,
established a residence of one year
there and secured a divorce last June
on the ground of desertion. On No
vember 6 her husband and Miss Chap
man were married in Washington.
"In order that the slightest hint
of scandal or criticism should attach
itself to the name of the woman my
husband has married," said Mrs. &a
rion Craig Wentworth, "I think it
only fair that I should make the exact
situation known which has, up to this
time, not been understood even by
our most intimate friends.
"I had known Miss Chapman for
some years, have always been and
still am very, very fond of her. r
love her for the very quality which
my husband saw and admired in.'her.
So when I discovered-and I did not
need to be told, for I have always
possessed a remarkable Intuition-.
that Dr. Wentworth and Alice loved
one another I made up my mind that
the only fair, the only Christian
thing for me to do was to obtain a
divorce and set them tree to marry
"My husband and I discussed the
situation in all its phases, and Alice "
herself was present at many of our
conferences. She protested at first
that the only thing for her to do was
to go away from us both forever, but
that would have been useless for it
would not have been eliminated their
love in the slightest degree.
"Alice is gentle, kind and loving.
There is nothing whatever to be said
against her or the step she took in
marrying my- husband.
"I cannot conceive of a woman
fighting to keep a husband when she
realizes that his love belongs to an
other or of her trying to win back
the love that has departed. I have
far too great respect and reverence
for love and for the feelings of others
to do such a thing, and it means far
too much to me to do the thing that
I feel to be just and right.
"I still love and respect my hus
band and our intellectual friendship,
which has always been one of the
keenest joys of my married-life. will
not be denied me, even u'nder the ex
isting circumstances, for I have seen
Dr. Wentworth since my return from
the west and shall see him and Alice
after their return from their wedding
trip. I regard my former husband as
one of my very best friends and I
know that he feels the same toward
"Both Dr. Wentworth and Alice
now regard me in the light of an eId
er sister or guardian angel. People
need not be in the least surprised If
we are not seen In public together. I
have had several letters from Alice
since their marriage and T am glad,
through and through, that they have
fund happiness together."
Franklin Harcourt Wentworth,
who was born in Chicago In 1866 and
is a well known socialist writer, and
Miss Marion Jean Craig of St. Paul
were married by Samuel M. Jones,
the "Golden Rule" mayor of Toledo,
on March 31, 1900. 'Both believed
marriage to be a purely civil contract.
It was the first marriage ceremony
performed by Mayor Jones. and he
lid it in what he called the "Golder
Rule" iashion. The parties were not
required to answer any questions, the
mayor saying their presence Indicat
ed their desire to be married. He
reviewed the Biblical story of the cre
ation of woman and quoted from the
Bible on the subject of marriage. He
bade the couple to be diligent In
bringing about a better condition of
social affairs. He did not deem .it
necessary, he said, to tell them to be
faithful to each other, as anything he
might say would amount to little if.
their souls were not congenial.
tWman~ Married Ten Times.
The world's legitimate matrimonial
record is believed to be held by Mfrs.
Thelia N. de Beer, aged 78 years. and
a resident of Pretoria, Pa. Recently
she became a widow for the ninth
time and was married to her tenth
husbarnd. She was married the first
time at 18 and is mother and step
mother to 49 children and grand
mother to 270.
Fnhappy Bride Ends Life.
Because her mother threatened to
commit suicide if she did not marry
one of her own nationality, pretty
Elizabeth Nardini, 20 years old, the
Aercan born daughter of an Ita
Ian fruit dealer at Marion, 0., re
nounced her American sweetheart
and married her mother's choice.
Then she drank carbolic acid and
Dies From Lodge Initiation.
The authorities at Cumberland,
Md., are investigating the_ death of
Zadock Troxel Offner, 22 years old,
which occurred during initiation into
the Loyal Order of Moose at Western
port. While members of the organi
zation are reticent, it is stated death
occurred suddenly during "horse
play" in the initiation when an elec
tric battery was used.
Four Burn to Death.
Four persons, one woman and
three small children, were burned to
death and one other woman receiv
ed probably fatal injuries in a fire
near Newport News, Va., Thursday.
which was featured by the heroism
of the two mothers in an effort to
[sv ther children.