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~.XXVII MANNING, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1.1
TIEFT IlS ALL ANIUT TIl
~J~LDE~LS S F PLOi
Arresed After Co ontoinso f am
ParamouIar 3''red the Fate
skmet. tb Widow .r the Vaea
Maks a IJ Ceatla3 QtI
Detl of the Orma
.Mr. Jame...ing; Swe .B
at her home near Bound Oak. As,
Friday after Nicholas Wi3lkrn. 26. lu
as onfesslon to the polies, Is alleged
to have admitted that. he killed Mrv.
Kinges husband bedamse she offered
d$ $600 to. commit .the trime
rmised to marry 'beta atter It
For two hours this aftraooa
King sat in the woman's departa
King sat In the wOoma's delprtment
ot the Jones' County .ai refusing to
admit any part in the m "of her
husband. She had c when
placed under arrest, the
charge at firIst.
Os detectides told her littlt by lit
As dectivds Toid her'ittle by Ilt
tle Qf the centeesion of Wilbera she
finally. asked:- "Do you thian that
. God 1ai forgiye me.?"
Detectives assured her that they
beltaVed that He would.
.The. with God Almighty as my
Iep I wilt tell you all, for I cannot,
=meet y GE with a lie on my lips,
f1 Mrs. King. "Ask the people to
shve mercy on me. not for myeelf. but
:,cr my little, children." Then bse
tirted tn to"tell the roame de
:ails of the awful tragedy and of hes
a ima.cy with Wilburn.
"It was inmach than my relatiols
ewith NiC4 WtlbrL" she mid
night we.were in the diaing
room alone , aid Nick told me that
he did not haT6s ciend in the worid
patted him yeb ack and told
-him I would ' h friend.
"From tha t luei our rela*AaU
.2reto the tImate charsete
We would meet.l the woods and
-rd wheneveta ''s usband would
Nick ' coma sere and
ent'hours ati time.
bad sig slao that I could let
Nek - i whn -hsband was
may Had it -Wt, leen
( the #s arance we ~oeld
Dever ha .ed to Stul my -bs
Sdtto~kig ba was
gve him. tr inine. Nick bought
e strych .te I we .pet it in my
d's ihakeyWhet he beam
thly sickTye my husbaad aa
dote and higiecoered.
"Atter my-h resc esed from
effects of erntne, then we
to shoofim. i told as
that we woald oh him out aunt.
-and kill him -ith his- own gsa.
~s was to bjoeat the Pret ole
ytu~nity Nick. - 'Te day of the
g Mr. Klhg was sick and the
detor told him.$njt to eat hog meat,
he told-me that he 0a1og to
his gun an o~ out la the woods
kila coupleof. birds (or sapes.
:left home a 3u .30 P. V., and
he had about an beer.
'ec- came, an -Waklinato the
ed me wherdythe -weapon wse
4I told hini tbat Vt. Zng bad
ne hunting. Niek-aaid: 'Now sRe
e.' Abnd I tolebim. 'Yes;' and di
ed him whoes my budbantd had
'Thea Nick left. and when my hou.
d did not retura I hae9 that be
dead, though I did not knoS
he had been killed. Isoat
Zohnny Gorgon and Fmat Wil
to go and look for my' huebaad.
-After JohnM Gordont and Fraa
born, my ison-in-law. left they
edjiek to~ with him tobo
- 1ing, I ape themu to let mlel
-lith me. .tftr theyv had gon,
told me #t- was all over. ad
In Nich'sfae c.hie was sas he
in. 1 tki to brace up. i
didn't, hisgdah' w'eald .gtve hial
We did not 4isenre the k~Tist Cfa
until the da-y Da"teette Veos"
to talk 'with mue. This 945 04
de Moore let. 'ick i014 me be Rae1
Kiwas suspee Nga. I -ld him to bem
up and give io:MI2 anyl, e-vna It he
was put on the'- sca ld w'rth a tos,
around ha u'sak.
" ..a rcennfidence ie Nlch aas
dn't beliA he would eve gitt m'
ay. When Nick was arrestd
ad~e up my mind I would to to thb
~llows beftore T would tell a Yord
- getr I trbought it ever and cam<
Sconekslon I could not mea
Go( with aiie onmy tips.
3..ui.s a good ehrietain woman be
fe I net Nick Wi~burt. and Iha
er'V done any wrong in myl life
gi 35 years old-and ha-re six ehtid
n, the oldest of whom Is 18 year
oeld and the youngest 4 years. I wa<
arried nineteen years ago. I bavr
ten a mnemberdf the Boptist Chare1
de four'taen years.''
- James King, a promineet plactel
issapeared on December' 12. i
the hart awoods lot. -rher
ei had gone IWgting. HI. bird do
-skelfnd watch over the bodi
ndicationls were at the time tha
ing was tespon~sible for his ow
co.ath. inve tions lsd to the ar
Setof Wilbu' and James Barber.
J n his conienion to..day to tb
"Mrs. King h'id offered mA Ste0 t
jll her husbase. She said shes a
ad to cet rid g m'. nd iotomie
omarry met( T U'M himt. H
uad 1 2,000 lif 'nene.
"On Decembar "'. I was 'pssn
ho Kine hcne-s she called to t'
- told me that King had got
anin and for moe to go throng
SKLLWD BY OVERSEER
J3S .I.1S F&TAL.LXa TB
C. F. CAMPW A &W
! W eOve.r e4 Camp ax
e S o aambt Dac Miffs
Atbeer tigey weat aacts4 za
CetnmbIa ea utday moraist whaba
C. F. Cama s opeative of the te.
tumiea Duck Mule, was shot and hitl
e4 by Jab ms, erereaer of the
twtE rem of the psat. aad maer e
the towsa et rohad.
is wa muuc es the head by
Cam& wich secdsated his betag
taeae a local inraY. whore it
e 064 that e ms4itioa can s ot
cossdered abrIone. The laquest was
ol d Fr4id afternoom by Dr. A. D.
Walter, coroser ofet ha ty
About 6 wits seas were aamea.e
a the saeeat it vas brought out
thet Camp was umohni Ia.14 the
siu. violenctof ese-ot the mee
a" rate, Cam, It is aid, was
teto gait emoktag, sad whoa he
6a1 set aos ws eat to Miss to got
744 "Cime." -.A . 1,'
-ias t o ld Ca ts' a. back at
8:30 O'clock fr his mone. Aa argu
meat aseod sad Mims hit Camp.
Ty grapple4 Camp hit Mime on
the bead with a "rk plug'' sa
M*w ahet toar times is the room
sad as Camp weal dowa stairs. Tho
are the tscc brought out at the laqe
Camp had bees employIe at the
mills ter about ten das. He is
thought to be trom Spartanburg, or
at leaot a telegram received Friday
by Coroner Walker trom Spartan-.
bsz asked ter iaormatioa sad spoke
as it a brother of the dead maa would
come, to Colambia
Camp ts said to have come to Co- Ji
luzodba from Charlotte. The bodyi
ts held at the local uadertaking es
mlsaehmbst, wattgg Iastruettoas
Tis is the escoad shooting scrape
that has ooeurred in Columbia with
La the last week. In the other ease1
the mas whi-mss shot did not die. 1
C~ON0 B RA HW D.
Dea't Weat South Cneo3n
Over b G ia.
An Atlanta dispatch say. Govern
or Brown will bantrom Georgia
convicts treed by Goernor Blesse.
South Carolina. It it is possible f
him to do so.
The Georgia ezeoutive, who
-known far and wide for his eta
agsanst the too free Ube of the pak
dontag power. to far from pleased at
. the aeto of Governor Blesse %m
turning loos. upon the country - so
any desperate characters on the
ondition .that they go to some other
state. Governor Brown Friday os
verely critielsed Blesse for takiz.g
sch sute$. By it he protects bij
orn sate. but at the same time men
aces the peace and welfare of other
'3 don't uoow," said Governor
Brown. --whether anything can g
doe, but It -tm my opinion that nota
ig ss be done so 19ng as any of ta.
convicts who may move to this state
eoodo themelSS In an honorable
ad upright inanwe and maintale a
standard of good ettleenahip.
--The action takes by Gcvezor;
Bleess, concided ths governor. -
think, is -to eay the least. one of great
ErtL.WD BY AN~ ACCIDENT.
j elsses Fiday.
shtwon sl'f-insltoed eaused h
death of George Wulmot Davie sr
day afternoon about 5:30 o'clo.
ciles eget of the elT t h eye
.2e 9ha.4o hAnes en-r ine. Where
Mr. Davis. who was ruing true a
hentng trip. sas waIting for a -oar.
The details of the accident were n
obtainable because there were ao
5?e-wtese but an investigseioa
.me by 1m who heard the shot
ad erived a few miuntes later
showed thbat Mr. Dafle had IsK4 his
sa ag4e an4 Was 9ertag with his
two houtlag dogs. J'e e?1dently
ced up his gen with the m'oe
towrd him sad one 'bar-el ee. die
eboged. the eatire load estetag his
Whofe FamIyWSs Ku6Ld
The four members of the family or.
dwa'd H. Milner were killed Friday
whon their carriage was struck by an;
I 1hUnes CeOntral traSin nea am
pegn il. Opal Scott, the 1I-ear
old child of a neighbor. was8 ta ly
hurt. They were returnirng a. oraN
eollowed him and when he siopped
-to rest I saed up behind him,
rrbbed hi. .gun and shot hira just
~over the heart. He begged rie not
Sto shoot him anymore. Just then he
"I put is gun In his hand --ad a
ranged the body so as to luake it
w ent back to the house and to'd Mrs.
Etag3 what Iaddon.. he said I
was a good boy and she tho~ight a
let of m.
i Wbarn ise a fhrm and .~ m.
i hand. 'Barber, the negro Prisoner
stated that a few minutes before tae*
a illing that he was goin~g t0 shoot
Klg. He sid that he hoa nrequer.
y b hard Mrs. King tell lsesan
.o that she would like to get rid~o him
a eca se shoedwas tired of .~ 'seeing1
Mrs. K~ng s the m~othev of eht
dren. Her oldest daughter marr ie .
. brothet of Wtib'urn. Mrs. KingI
. *aken a prominent part i. chorch
0'- .in Jon County. Tae magj
h lattifD 'C said to beu o. .r tM
ilrgt 'it )ile Gdd
SHOT AT il WORK
TAE IRUTAL YU El OF A MAN
IN IJS X RISHOP
NOlLUE TO MURDERERS
Mr. BrassEs D. oak, a Deaf and
Dsib Ma. kiUed at His Beach
Nese Cedar Syrring in Spartaaburg
Coasty. by Thugs Who Robbed
i. Body After Orime.
The Spartanburg sorrespondent of
The State sy what appears to be
sae of the foulest murders ever com
mitted in Spa rtanburg County. with
robbery as a motive for the crime
wee brought th light Friday morning
when the deed body of Erastue u.
Smoak. aged j4 years a deaf mute
who lived alpne at his home about
one mile east of Cedar Springs insti
lute was fouind in a crouching posi
tion on the floor of his workshop, a
m that adjoins his dwelling, hav
, been shot in the small of the back
close range with a shot gun whica
was loaded with bird shot.
' A broken shutter in one end ot the
workshop and foot prints under the
window proves almost conclusively
;hat the shot was Ared from the out
side of the window while Mr. Smoak
who is a cabinet maker, was at work
>n a peico of furniture in his shop
when he received t' v fatal load. The
nurderer then climbed through the
window and proceeded to rifle the
pockets c the dead man.
His right hand pocket in his trous
s was found turad wrong side out
Lnd smill leather purse In which he
a knowii to have carried change
raumnising. An examination of his
rusk i*as made and the top was
and Iried open and the eontents
mae d, but whether any money
as ta en cannot be stated as it is
Ot kn. fn whether or not he had
3y ~ ey in his trunk.
ioat wee buttoned tightly and
n 'inside pocket three $20 bills
frlUnd, while in his vest pocket
was fe5nd a ladle's gold watch, both
evidently overlooked by the
r and robber in his haste to
believed that the crime was
tted during the night while
ak was at work in his shop
a body was found near the
t his work bench and between
umb and index finger of his
right, hand was a lead pencil about
.wo inches long. A carpenter's square
a piece of plank. were on the work
Able, indicating he was in the act of
uing off the board when he receivt
,d hi death wound. A small lamp..
he oil of which had been burned out,
was also on the table.
The tracts under the window
through which. the shot is supposed
t have been fired lead from the
indew to a patch of woods.
At the coroner's inquest a large
tumber. of witnesses were examin
,d, though no evidence wasn adduced
to goint to the guilt of any one. Some
f the witnesses testinied that the
eat theys saw Mr. Smeak alive was
at Sunday. while others stated they
..v~ him late Sunday afternoon. The
iry returned a verdict that the de
~eedsed same to his death from the
g shot wounds inflIcted by a party
ti parties unknown to the .iury. The
lebeaed is survived by one daughter
mnd our sons, all of whom reside in
liisant states except Herbert Smoak,
who ives in Union.
VANDALIBM AT BRUNXSON.
I7kown Parties Fire Many Bullete
in Plate Gla Windows.
At Brunson great damage was done
y some unknown party Christmas
ae nlight .by riddling with pistol
alls the handsome and exptnsive
late glass front of the store of
Cloore-Barnes company. Nineteen
~tol shots were fired through the
massive plates of glass. Damage is
estimated from $500 to 6600. Raw
nest efforts are on foot to discover
the perpetrator of the outrage. ~De
tetives are working on what they
consder a valuable elue. Several
bots were fired into the postoflite.
through the cabinet and into, the le7
tr bores. It Is hoped the vandali
will be euort and punished.
CPTAXN AND CRBW SATHD.
--hoe Sava===h Ashore. Prob
ably Total Loss.
Carat. Gould and his crew of eight
xer.n were rescued Friday night from
* schbooner Savannah. whleh ran
aiore o'n FryIng Pan Shoals. in a
heavy gale, by life-eavers from. the
Cape Fear and Oak Island stations.
The '96 tons lumber-laden schoonei
wan bound for Northern ports from
Jackoville, Fla. When the life
avers reached Frying Pan 'Shoals,
Capt. Gould and the members of the
crew had taken refuge in the rigging
o the schooner, and had suffered
from cold and exposure. It is belier
ed that the schooner will be .a total
Train Plunges Into River.
The Georgia railroad general of.
tic at Augusta has received reports
of half of a freight.trainl going be
ween Covington and Almond. The
trestle was demolished and eIght or
t~n ears are in the river. There
were so injuries.
Neer Rheats a ego
As a result er a trivial quarrel
4eo~ runt. a negro farmer of the
Esslev deinity. Is lying in a precar
bus coniition,. ha'ving received a ridle
...--t l., ah ba n n of a nah1te narr
THIRTY-FIGHT FOLNI) M'ILTT
ON ALL CO'NTS.
The Loung and Tedions Tiat of the
Accused Ends as a SweepLg Vk
,ry rar the Govermasst.
At Idianapolis on Saturday the
United States Government, with strns
and decisive swiftnwa, took into its
possession thirty-eight union labor
ogiciale convicted of conspiracy. of
promoting expolsions on non-union
work throughout the land, of aiding
In the destruction which brought loss
of life at Los Angele, Cal.. and of
carrying on a reign of terror declar
ad to bt unparalleled 'ia the history
of the country.
Almost the entire exeeutive staf
of the International Asoctation of
-Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
,ras convicted. Only two olsiale of
that union now remain out of Jail.
At the head of the list of thee con
victed stands Frank M. )y4an. the
It was this anion, with 12,000
members, that John J. .de.Namara
was secretary-treasurer while he con
ducted the dynamitings out of which
the present convictions grew.
Saturday's conlvctione. coming on
a scale unprecedented in a Federal
Court, wereoan aftermath of the kill
Ing of twenty-one persons L the
blowing up the Los Angeles Times
building on October 1. 1910. John
J. McNamara and his brother. James,
the Times dynamiter, are convicts In
Calif rnia; Ryan and his fellow of
ficia former associates of McNa
mara, are Federal.prisoaer awaiting
An effort will be made to get the
convicted men a new trial, but it is
not likely to succeed. The convicted
men may be sentenced to terms In
prison from one to forty years, so
cording to the degree of their crime
and the discretion of the judge before
whom they were tried.
coNvICTS THANKS BLASt
I ardoaed Negroes March to a 5*ai
to fis OM:se.
Twelve negroes, who were included
in the eighty prisoners that received
clemency at the hands of the Govtr
nor on Tuesday, and who had been
working on the State farm, were
brought back to the penitentiary and
released. After they had donned eit
aen's clothing they went Friday to
the olce of the Governor in a-body.
A negro who had been sent up
from Greenville County and who lad
served a long term -eted as spokes
man. With his coat buttoned tight
ly around him he lead the procession
of blacks into the Governor's oie,
the others following him in single
Drawing himself up, the Greenville
negro saluted the Governor in mili
tary fashion, and then., acting as
so keeman for the bunch. expressed
their appreciation 'of the liberated
men for the Governor's kindness in
giving them freedom. They then
each shook hand. with the Gorernor,
who told them to be good citizens and
to get some work on [arm. and not
be around towns..
With the Greenville negro in the
lead, who saluted befere departing,
the whole dozen tnarched out single
fle, passed through the State House
grounds into Gervaie street, and tak
ing right into the middle of the
street marehed down towards the
railroad still in single file.
*NEGRO JOY RIDE RALTED).
Han Automobile Into Baggy and
Turned It Over.
At Easley, Babe Brown, a negro,
being in an intoxicated condition
Thursday afternoon, took out an au
tomobile belonging to H. C. Hagood,
for whom be was working. and with
two other negroes started for a joy
ride. However, they had only gone
a short distance when the car crash
ed into a buggy being driven by two
or three boys about 14 years of age.
The children were thrown from the
buggy, but none of them hurt. One
wheel of the buggy was demolished,
the shafit broken and the harness eon
siderably torn op. Yo serious dam
age was done to the car. Brown, the
negro. feared some trouble so took
on early train out of town Fridal
morning, being out on a email bond.
CRUEL ACT OF' A BUTE.
by her husband Pasquale Montague,
son, after he had upbraided her for
being extravagant. On Christmas day
Mrs. Montague presented her hus
band with a small remembrance and
he scolded her then for spending all
of'their mnoney for luxuries. Thurs
day night she served a beefsteak for
dinner and after resuming the quar
rel he drew a stilletto and killed
her. He eseaped from the house. but
was arrested sliortly afterwarde.
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jaelob
Taylor, was accidentally shot and fa
tally wounded about noon Tuesday.
The accident happened when Ernest
was taking down a shot gun from the
wall. He was a flue lad.
Lost Both of Eis Iagp.
At Morristown. N. .,. John S. Ruy
lar. 1". youngest son M~ 'he 1ste
John S. Huyler. millioiteir candy
ma~faturer, fell under a train Fri
day, death from his injuries follo'#
nrg. Both the young man's legs YeN
so badly crushed at the knees th~ar
NEST OF CROOKS FOUND
SEVERAL O' THEM ARRESTED
BT THE OFFICERS.
The Men Arrested Have Secured Ten
Milion Dollars by Sale of Alleged
On a federal indictment charging
fraudulent use of mails in promot
ing stock for a mill where the linen
was supposed to be made in a day,
ea men were arrested in a raid con
dueted by postoffice inspectors at the
ofiee of the Sterling Debenture
Company at New York Friday. The
authorities estimate that the yearly
income of the promoters In this and
other ventures has been more than
$1,000,000, and that $10,000,000 of
the public's money has been paid ov
er to them since they began doing
Investors in many part of the
country are named in the indict
ments as complaining witnesses, and
the alleged unlawful conspiracy spec
ifed extended over a period of nine
teen months, ending November 31.
1909. Government authorities have
been investigating complaints against
the defendants for six years, they
The men arrested are Frank W.
S. Hunamaker. former president of
the Sterling Debenture Company, and
Harry H. Platt, Samuel E. Findlay,
R. A. Barron, Wilbur M. Stones and
Sidney Rosenbaum. They were held
in ball aggregating $32,500. Three
other .men are named In, the indict
ment. One of them, according to
news received that night, has been
arrested -1n Chicago. The others are
believed to be- in Brookfeld, Mass.
According to the indictment, in
vestors were 'induced to send money
to the Sterling Debenture Company
for the purchase of stock in the Ox
ford Linen Mills, a Maine corpora
tion, under the alleged fraudulent
representation that the Oxford Mills
own exclusively patent and secret
processes that would manufacture
linen from American-grown lax at
one-third the cost of foreign linen
and in quicker time. . According to
the postal. 'uthorities the Oxford
Linen Mills are not now connected
with the Sterling Debenture Com
WHERD IS THE FOOL KILLER
He Is Badly Needed Up About Atlan
tic City at Onee.
A dispatch from Atlantic City, N.
J.. says a funeral procession consist
ing of Mrs. Catherine Carter, a
wealthy resident of 'Memphis, Tenn.,
and an undertaker and the body of
her pet cat, "Tiger," was halted at
entrance to Pleasantville cemetery
"You can't get a permit to bury
that eat here," a group of cemetery
Mrs. Carter was indignant. She
pointed at the- specially made casket
containing her deceased pet of 15
years. The coffin was of rosewood
trimmed with German silver, uilt
lined and perfumed and decorated
with catnip, but the authorities were
"'Tiger" was blind and had broken
back. He had been carried to At
lantic City for treatment by special
iets, but died Tuesday of heart di
Mrs. Carter had bought him a $1..
(100 diamond studdeQ collar. *
WOLVES ATE FOUR PEOPLE.
D@ Seows Drive Big Packs troul
Mountains for Food.
A eablegram trom Lisbon, Portu
gal, says famished wolves Saturday
devoured four persons in the neigh
borhood of a village in the provinc4
Large packs of starving animah
have come down from the gorges' o;
the Setra Da Estralla, whence they
have been driven owing to the deej
snows and they are terrorizing th4
low country. They attack lonell
farms at night and persons travelling
along the roads are in constant dan.
A greet hunt was organized fSatur
day by the country inhabitants in thi
province of Beira. More than 20(
men participated and they succeedet
in rounding up and jilling over 101
wolves. Eight of the hunters tern
.Twelve KIlled In Panic.
A film caught fire during a cinema
tograph performance Saturday nighi
at Burraques, Belguim. The flames
caused a panic and many personi
killed or injured. Ten bodies havy
been ~recovered. The total numbe:
killed was twelve, whilo twenty per
sons were-injured. Many of the vie
tims were women and children, wh<
were tramped to death or hurt it
tae wild stampede to escape from th'
the wild stampede to escape from thi
Fell Three Thousand Feet.
Charles Woleott, who fell 3,r60
feet with a balloon in South Amer
lea, 17 years ago, died at Edmon
ton, Alberta, Thursday, after an ill
ness of several months. Wolcott hell
the distinetion of being the only ma:
so far as is known to recover fror
such a fall. During the multiple op
orations, which followed, it was ne(
cessary to lay bare his spinal cori
for nine inches.
Turkish Admiral Is Killed.
Vice-Admiral Halil Pasha, former
ly minister of marine in the Turk
leh cabinet, was killed In the nays
engagement between Greeks an<
Turks off of the Dardanelles Decem
h Eer 16. This is the report from
Greek captain who has just arrive<
MR. HENRY C. TILLIN fIlIT
Of D[UVERY iF
CHILREN TO IROTIIE
He Punctures a Sensaonal Stoi
Sent Out from EdgeBeid sad Shoe
That Is Was False From Beglnah
to End and Gives a Tre Versk
of the Matter.
Henry C. Tillman. Esq.. as ab
young lawyer of Greenwood, who re
resented his brother, Mr. B. R. TIV
man Jr.. in his suit for the recovel
of his children before the State 81
preme Court, -punctures the sens
tional story sent out from Edgefei
about the transfer of the chlldre
from the mother to the father at thi
place some days ago. Hers is t1
true version of the matter as give
To the .Editor of The News at
Courier: I have seen the story pu:
lished in Thursday's Record and Fr
day's News and Courier with refe
ence to the Tillman children. I hay
made it my rule to practice law in tI
Courts and not In the newspaper
and It is my habit to ignore newsp
per articles which reflect on me i
my family. But this story is so fti
of. error and falsehood that I cann
allow it to go uncorrected. The Til
man family has too' many friends
South Carolina and our affeetion fi
these little children is such that
would be unfair to allow them. to 1
used as an instrument with which i
put us in a false light.
From the beginning the desire
the Tillmans has been to avoid as t
as possible all publicity or notoriel
in this matter. The young lives
these children have already bee
crossed by too many shadows fb
them now to be made the target I
misrepresentation or slander. Who
Mr. DePass. representing Mrs. Duga
and I, representing my brother, a:
our conference 4n Colombia about to
days ago, he ezpreestd the fear thi
the children would refuse to go 1
Trenton and would ereate a seen
In view of the sworn statement.
Mrs. Degas that she had not taugl
the children to hate their father 4
his people I thought the fears of M
DePass unfounded and told him e
Shortly afterwards I received a letta
from DePass & DePass stating thi
the children would be sent to Penn
drug store, in Edgefeld, at 10:;
on the morning of the 26th of DeceT
ber. I then suspected that it was U
intention to give the anticipatE
"scene" as public a setting as possib
and have It written up in graph
style for the purpose 'of creating ee
timent against the decision .of Cl
Court in allowing the children
spend a part of the time with the
father in Senator Tillman's home I
For the sake of those innocent 11
tle children, who cannot prote
themselves from the designs of otha
people. I wrote at once to DePase
DePass protesting against- the choil
of such a public place and asking f~
the sake of peace and decency th
the children be sent to some oth
place and also that they designs
any private residence in Edgfield,
if preferable, we would eend a mutu
friend out to Edgewood to get ti
children in a quiet, decent way.
If I had my files at Greenwood
would like to publish this letter, b
.cause it would show our attitude
the matter better than anything 'th
can how be said.
To this letter I hive had no rep
from De~ass & DePass or any o1
else. Consequently my brother as
I went yesterday morning to the a
pointed place-Penn's drug store,
the square at Edgefield. The ci
ren were brought there and we r
ceived them from the negro nure
who accompanied them. geith
child made any resistance, and tV
older child did not cry at all. Ti
younger one cried for her nurse
Iaccompany her to Trenton (as w
natural).. At no time did either o:
of the children cry for their moth4
but the younger one was crying f
the nurse, who was with her at t1
time. Before we had driven. two he
dred yards she had stopped cryil
Iand we drove on to Trenton.
IThere were several 'people in al
arOUnid the drug store at the appoiz
ed tIme, but I havt no way of kno
ing If they were there to see t:
transfer of the children. Certain
we had told no one to be there n
had we made public where or wh<
the children were to be delivered
My brother naturally sent no pre
IAfls to the homne of his former wli
He has been 'told by her that he et
not go there even to see his childri
when they are sick and whether
not he shall, have that privilege
now before the Supreme Court. J9
Ohristmas gifts and manner of gi
ing are private maatters, with whi
the public baa nb concern, but It w
not be amiss to- add that the childr
are now at his homne in Trenton a:
that he and his family are enjoyl
their presence there. It has been
long time since I have seen thiree he
-pier children tha~n these little gil
-and my own little child. It wot
be hard for a stranger to believe tk:
it has been three years since tb
were together at their grandfatbe:
-The public knows ere this that'
have been as patient as possible
this matter, and out of feeling i
these little innocent girls we have
lowed to go unanswered many of t
falsehoods which has been publist
in this case. But fair-minded peo1
-must be disgusted with' this lat<
attemnt to~ stage so escred a thing
a child' love for its parent to erei
a mat? in synntl'i when it canm
secomy A.h anythira' r-.e the tortu
jesplot-' ,r t' ' '.it-.iM cMQ.ref
The T~preaqwOIsfit bA-4el
UNITE TO AID FARMS
BAXKEBS WILL PUSH LEVER'S
S PILL iN SENATE.
endorse It Unanimously and .dp
point Committee to Urge Passage
The Washington Post sals having
y listened to an explanation of .the
Lever agricultural extension bill, as
re presented by its author, Representa
tive Asbury F. Lever, of South Car
olina, the Bankers' Association of
a the District of Columbia, at its meet
ing at the New Willard Hotel Mon
day night of last week, with the
leading financiers of the city pres
ent, including the directors, as well.
as the active official of practically
.y every banking institution in the Na
. tional Capital, unanimously indore
. ed the measure, and named a com
*d mittee to urge its adoption by the
a Senate at once, it having already
It passed the House of Representatives.
1e Soon after Mr. Lever had taken
n his seat, having reviewed the Federal
attitude toward the "greatest pro
.d fession," pointed out the necessity
. for inauguration of intensive farm
lg, and complimented Secretary of
r Agriculture, Charles J. Bell, presi
e ful upbuilding of the Department of
1e Agriculture, Charles J Bell, presi?
B, Uat of the American Security and
. Trust Company, introduced the fol
fl lowing resolution:
11 "Resolved, That the Bankers' As
>t sedation of the Dietrit. of Columbia,
1- realizing the great benefit which the
n 'bole country will derive from the
>r axtenslon of scientific education to
it include the farming industry, and,
e ealising the interest which bankers
:o elsewhere, individually and through
their State associations, are taking
>f in this subject, unanimously indorse
r- the Lever agricultural extenson bill,
:y which passed the House of Repte
y sentatives of the United States this
n year without a dissanting vote; and
>r has been approved by the commit
>f tee of the United States Senate.
n "Resolved, That this association
5. urge the Senate of the United States
4 to enact this measure into law with
8 out delay, to the end that State leg
it islatures meeting In January, 1913,
, may take Immediate steps to secure
e. the benefits of the law for their own
it The resolution was unanimously
,r adopted, and a committee composed
r of Mr. Bell, as chairman; W. V. Cox,
" John Joy Edison, George W. White,
)r and himself, was appointed by H. H.
it McKee, the president, to wait upon
's the Senate and advocate the meas
1 SCHOOL TEACHER MADE BOOZE.
1s Taught in the Morning and Worked
at Still in Afternoon.
At Greenville before United Sues
r Commissiontr .E. M. Pf.the Friday
Prof. W. T. Lindsay, princpaZ
Glassy Mountain school and a9e4
in a country church, pleaded guiltyfto
t-working In an illicit distillery; the
ecase being sent to the next term of
feceral court and the defendant re
leased on bond. Prof. Lindsay: was
arrested Monday by raiders'-!r"the
rdark corner, the schoolmaeter having
been caught while engaged in -the
manufacture of "moonshine''.in a se
cluded cove under Glassr mountain.
rWith Lindsay at thetime was an
lother man, but he waseiatj'l
1er at the *>g39.if-effected his
escape gon -tfiT approach of the rev
enuie meri Tht still.ws located
within a stone's throw of he school
-house, where the man of letters spent.
at his morrning in t'eaching the young.
later Ning in his evenings and.
enights )1-- the little sheltered cove
making white liquor .&'~g
dknown the case has not a parallel in
the Dark Corner's checkered history.
A MAN WHO IS LOST.,
er Writes to Bowling Green, Ky.,. Ask
in lg If Any One Knew Him.
to Postmaster Doores of Bowilind
s Green, Ky., has received a lette
le 'ron: Oklahoma City signed by "W4-.
r, l'ami H. Gardner," who rays ne was
or kdz~apped in Bowling Green 56 yeate
1 ago by a miner named Alexande~r
a- Huskey. "Gardner" -staires thait thie
ig name signed is one giventh~o? hy itaw
and that he Is ignorant of who he is.
id He requests that the records ie exam
t- ~med to discover the name of any
-child who disappeared about that
ie time. "In other words," he writes,
l "I want to know who -1 -am." 'There
r is no-record in the county of a boy's
m being kidnapped at that time.
Infant Fatally Burned.
0- At Mullins the infant child of Mr.
'. a~nd Mrs. E. E. Eggleston was fatally
In burned late Tuesday evening. The
mU baby was left to the care of a young
or nurse while the mother was in an
is other part of the house attending to
is domeetc duties. The girl was stanc
v- ig ovei- a hre and left the infant
h drop trom her arms. Tue baby lay
Il In the flames until the mother arriv
m ed and its little head was frfghtfully
id burned. -
a this case and has-exercised much wis
p- om in its decision. It 18 the inten
-16 tion of my brother to li-re up toMt'e
Id .litter and spirit of that decree, but I
at -cannot allow any one to put him In
ey a absolutely false light without en
' tering a vigorous detaln, and it might
e as well be understood once and for afl
In that none of us intend to allow these
or little girls to be lied on or made, te
l- pawns in an unfair attempt to make
he the -pawns In an unfair attem'pt to
ed make the people -helIeve that- they
,ne would niaturally hate their paternal
et relations. We resent and will resent,
as any attempt to create falseaSentimnent
Le at the expense of the present and fu
Lt turo welfare of thtse two uittle strlg
VISITS OLD JOK
PIESIDEIT 111301 13 .f LT.
THE E;ITY OF DIS hRTI
Staunton, Ta., Where the Predet'
ieet Was Dorn, aTo Hm a
Grand Reception, as DMd AU That
Part of VTrgii E Pae
Through t Get There.
Virginia welcomed home on Friday
night Governor Wilaon, the eighth of
her native sons to be ehosen Preei
dent of the United States. It was 4
great ovation to the distinguished
gentleman from the start to the end
of his journey in the State of his na
tivity. All the people vied with each
other in honoring him.
From the moment the presideet
eles"t caosd the State line at Aes
andria fr. the afternoon, after he had
a 10 minuses glimpse of the national
capital. until 9 o'clock Friday night -
when he reached the little parsonage
at Staunton where he was born $4.
years ago last Saturday, the recep
tion given him .was one of great en
thusiasm, noisy and spectacular die-m
Escorted by troops of cavalry, mili
tia companies and a torch light pro
cession in which practical? the whole
town participated, the governor and
Mrs. Wilson motored through the
streets of Staunton to the home of.
the Rev. Dr. A. N. Fraser, pastor o
the Presbyterian church where the
Rev. Joseph R. Wilson. father of the
president-elect, lived in 1856.
With Mrs. Wilson, -the president
elect paused for a minute on the 1t
luminated portico of the house and
greeted Dr. Fraser. The band struck
up "Dixie." the governor turned and
waved his hat to the crowd and t'
spontaneous shout of welcome echoed
in the winter air. "It's. fne to .b
back again," exclaimed the preetnbat
elect," as he stepped indoors.
Suffering still from a cold. be teo
tired' immed'ately to the room :X
which he was born to rest for the
next day, when the chief program of
the jfbilee was carried out .-Outside
the crowds surged through the etreets
which were alive with color and Sags
and electrical displays. From fa*
and wide, native children of Staun'
ton had come to greet their. fellow.
townsman. Except for an informal'
vsit-A year ago. Mr Wilson had not
been"there since he was three years -
Staunton was not alone in celebrat
ing the arrival in Virginia of the-dld,
tinguiched visitor. Bonres ilased
the way, f!re works shot-across the
s]es-and red lights threw a festive
glare at all.stations along the route.
ou h the ..train glided by most of
them without stopping.
'Mrs.. Wilson stood with. heruhse
band on the realdilitform :at the
train-and enjoyetlre demonstrations
too. "This io they real president
elect,'NeaW(ov. -Wilson as he intro
duced her to thearcipwd at Alexandria.
A grea( cheer' fpllowed.
Sen'ator Claude' A.. -Swanson oe
Virghini; Representative Carlin and
Representative William .?A Jones of
Virginia got aboard at Alexandria.
Go.Wilson 'wsunable to speak at
te stops en route, his physi
clan ingforbidden unnecessary
exposure. Senae anlson expfain
ed this to the crowd at~ulpeppe nd
Gov.' Wilson raised h 'hat t.ace
knoledge the cheers.7.
to e loned an
- ~ 2~' e crowd.
It feel, to be back In
Vrtin a?" and "Let me touch the
tips ofNYour fingers," "Hello, ,Wooa
ow," and a series of salutations were
directed at the preident-eleease he~'
bst -from the platform of the train
and endeavored to greet as many of
the crowd individually s he could.
The governor did not respond te
ny of the many cries for a speech.
The crowds were good natured and'
did not insist. "I 'nust say they are
very gdnerous In taking the thing as
they 'do," he- said to National Chair
mau Willian-F. McCombs, who stood
beside him Athe platform.
It was at Manasa that the first of.:
the series of bonfires along the route
orackled a welcomne. "The governor
peered from his atateroom at the
fres along the way. "Is this the -
Fourth of July?" he queried as can
non foared and skyrockets gleamed
Another display of fireworks ca&
at 'Gordonsville, but the biggest
crowd of all pressed around the train
-at Charlottesville. where Gov. and
Mrs, Mann and 'a delegation from
Richmond joined the party. Mr. Wil
son again reached down. into the
crowd and shook hands.
* arry Emith Jr., and Speaker R. N.
ird of the house of delegates, both
of the'm elassmates of Gov. Wilson at
the University 'of -Virginia, greeted .
the president-elect. He thanked them
warmly for their ecorts in his behalf
in the preconventlon canipaign. -.
eph E~. Willard, formerly lieutenant
overnorof Virginia, had his private
car attached at Charlottesvillt- and
Sthe par-tv of former grginians w -
nreased to nearly 100 -by the-.ti~r
~arrived at Staunton. -
Will. be Sent Back. ^
Edward F. Mylios. the Engl~shman
convicted -in -London of: libelling
King George V,..anaore#eort
graton at "Ells- pd u