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VOL XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 12. 1913 NO.32
FOUND A BARK ADRIFT,
CREW HAD IN SOME WAY DE
SERTED THE VESSEL.
When Found She Was in Good Or
der, With Sails Furled, But Not a
Soul on Board.
With sails snugly furled, the life
boats in the davits. the galley plen
tifully supplied with provisions and
water, but without a vestige of hu
maa-life aboard, the Norwegian bark
Remittent. Rio Grande to Liverpool,
was picked up' January 19 in mid
ocean by the British steamer Rou
manian, according to Capt. Claridge
of the latter vessel, who arrived at
Newport News, Va., on Wednesday.
The strange disappearance of the
Remittent a crew rivals that of the
Marie Celeste of Conan Doyle's story.
The Marie Celeste, according to
Doyle, was found adrift off Teneriffe,
with her captain's papers on the
cabin table and every indication that
souls were aboard within a few hours
before her discovery.
When picked up, only to be lost
again during a severe storm, the Re
mittent was in latitude 40 degrees 30
minutes, and longitude 27 degrees 30
1minutes. The bark sailed from Rio
Grande October 25, last, and never
was reported until found by the Rou
manian. Capt. Claridge refused to
venture a guess as to the possible
whereabouts of the Remittent's crew.
tMembers of the British steamer
crew state that the bark was sight
ed. drifting on January 19. Repeat
ed efforts to get responses to signals
from the bark were fruitless. Final
ly a boarding party was launched
from the British ship and a careful
search was made in the bark for the
members of the crew.
Everything aboard the bark was in
perfect order, but no trace of life
could be found and nothing might
give a cipt to the mystery was dis
covered. The bark was taken in tow
by the British steamer. When sev
eral miles off the Virginia capes a
severe storm was encountered. In
the midst of the gale the hawser con
nected with the bark senapped and
she began drifting away.
Two lifeboats were smashed and
their crews narrowly escaped drown
ing in an effort made to recover the
bark.' Finally the attempt was given
up. When last seen by members of
the Roumanian's crew the bark
seemed to be riding out the storm
well. The Remittent is registered as
of 351 tons net.
"Did he struggle?"
The answer was lost in the laugh
ter that followed. Mr. Gunter then
wanted to know if it would not be
possible for a blade to be snapped off
if the -blow was not clean.
"It might, but the wound would.be
a jagged one," replied the witness.
The Beach family physician, Dr. C.
D. Hall. testified that he was called
to the Beach home by telephone be
tween 9:30 and 10) o'clock. He said
he found Mrs. Beach suffering from
a three-Inch wound in her throat;
a superficial wound in the left breast
and an abrasion on the left ear.
"Was the attitude of Mr. and Mrs.
Beach toward each other one of af
fection?" he was asked.
"Yes. Mr. Beach held her han:1
all the time I was dressing her
"Dr. Hall said that he saw Mrs.
Beach before she was earried up
stairs and that she told him then that
she had been attacked by a negro.
On cross-xaminatioi the solicitor
made inquiry as to the room in which
the Beaches were sitting, according
to Mrs. Beach's story to the doctor
when she went to let the dogs out.
Dr. Hall maid they were sitting In
the living room on the first floor, the
entrance to which was but a few feet
from the front door.
"Assuming then that Mr. Besach
was sitting In the farthermost cor
ner of the room," he was asked,
"don't you think he could have heard
a scuffle or scream In the front yi'rd
not more than 25 feet away?"
"It would seem so," the witness re
The last witness of the day for the
defense, Dr. B. F. 3Vyman, a py!
clan of 54 years' exarlence, expres.
ed the opinion that a blow at the.
throat with the Beach pen knitfe
could not have broken off the blau?e,
whether delivered from front cr!
back. He admitted under cross-e~x
amination that if the blade was
struck on the side it might snap ot'
Rural Policeman S. E. Holly, the~
next witness, was asked if he had!
any conversation with Beach the1
night of the assault about the value
of tlpe earrings afterward founa.
"Yes, Beach said his wife had lost
a pair of earrings. He said he didn't
know their exact value, ~but they
were worth about $4,000 or $5,000,"
replier Holly. Gyewotk
Maya, Herbert E.Gyewoto
n active part in the investigation
following the assault, was ex.a.nined
and cross-examined at great length.
He said the police turned the ear
rings over to him and that he gave
them to Beach after he had satisfied
himself that they were paste.
"Beach seemed surprised to learn
that the earrings had been found,"
he added. The witness declared that,
after several weeks' investigation'
had proved fruitless, he thought a de
tective should be employed and a~
man named Baughn was secured for
the work. ~Baughn expressed a de
sire to get possession of Beach's
knife and the mayor accompanied the
detective to Be~ach's house and asked
him for his knife.
Without hesitation, he said, Beach
tok a beautiful gold handled knife
studded with diamonds off his watch
chain and handed it over. The wit
'ness said he examined the knife
closely and saw stains near the base
of a broken blade that mIght have
been blood, or inerely rust. he couldI
0 nit SaY wbleb,
CASE 1 POOR ON
IL TO CONNECT BEACH VITI
ATTACK ON WIfE
WHAT WITNESS SAID
One Witness Says Beach's Peaknife
Bore Evidence of Having Humas
Bood On It, While Another Wit
ness for the Defense Tetifid Jast
to the Contrary About Enifa
"e s e $ e e" s " s e e"
* News was flashed from *
* Aiken that the jury had a- *
quitted Frederick O. Beach on
* the charge of marderouslyl as
" saulting his wife a year ago,
* Beach and his wife accusiug "
* an unknown negro of the bra- *
" tai crime. "
The State rested its case Wednes
day in the sensational Beach trial
over at Aiken. The Introduction of
Beach's jeweled lenknife, upon
whzich one of the State's witnessea
claimed to have found traces of
blood corpuscles, was Lid by the
prosecution until the last. It had
been anticipated by the defense and
they were prepared to meet .expert
testimony with expert teatimony ev
en. to the extent of presenting a wit
ness who had examined the knife and
had failed, as he swore, to dad any
Four of the defense's witnesses
were examined during the afternoon
session of the court and the testi
mony of all of them concerned the
knife. Dr. D. Hastings Wyman Jr.,
the third person of the same family
to appear as a witness, testified at
the morning session that he had
made a miscroscopic eamilnation of
the knife at the request of Mayor
Giles and had found traces of blood.
Later he said he took the knife to
Augusta, Ga., and submitted It to Dr.
C. D. Partridge of the University of
Georgia, an expert in microscopic
work, who, he claimed, refused to
express an opinion as to the presence
of blood. Thea he went to t'otum.
ba and obtained a written opinion
there from Boyden Nims, an analyti
cal chemist, that there was blood on
When the prosecutor announced at
the opening of the afternoon session
that the State had presented Its ease,
the defense immediately offered Dr.
Partridge as a witness. Dr. Patridge
testified that he had examined the
knife and had informed Dr. Wyman
that there was no blood there.
He gave the jury a very technical
- explanation of the manner in which
he made his examination and was
making a very good witness for the
defense until Solictor Gunter got
hold of him and begun snojecting
him to a searching questioning. Im
mediately he became so ~confused
that he was una.ble to answer with
out long hesitation questions on the
subject which he has made a life
"Didn't you refuse to put the re
suit of your examination down In
writing?" demanded the solicitor.
The witness did not answer.
"Didn't you?" repeated the solicd
tor. There was a tItter through the
court room when the witness contin
ned to remain silent. Finally he said
that he did not wish to make a writ
"You were afraid It would fall in
the hands of the State, weren't you?'
"No, I was unbiaed- that
"But you have become biased since
then haven't you?"
Dr. Partridge again became angled
when the prosecutor Questioned him
about his direct testimony that the
knife had no broken blades when he
"Will you swear that the knife had
The witness hesitated then said:
"No, I don't think I can swear to It.'
"But you did just now," prodded the
The witness remained silent for a
"I think it's safe to leave out the
other blade," he then declared amid
On his direct examination Dr. Par
tridge said that Dr. Wyman brougt
the knife to him on the mornIng of
March 29 with a request for an ea~iy
report because he "wanted to stoQ a
man going out of town who was gc.
ing to leave at three." Dr. Wyman
on cross-examination had denied
making any such statements.
Expert testimony was given for -he
defense by Dr. T. F. Ortell of Au
gusta, formerly professor of pathol
ogy and microscopy at the University
of Georgia. Dr. Ortell declared that
he could not find flaws In the tech
nique employed by Dr. Partridge ill
his examination as described in the
"cOm' you find flaws in the tech
nique used by Dr. Wyman?" asked
Attorney Fuller of the defense.
"Yes," he replied.
Anticipating that Solicitor Gunter
might contend in his summing up art
gument that one blade of the knife
had been broken off by a blow al
Mrs. Beach's throat, the defense ask
ed the witness If in his opinion Il
could have been broken in this man
Dr. OrtelI said that he had made
an experiment on teb body of a negrt
with a similar knife, intieting usnei
a wound as had been made In Mrs
FBeach's neck without damage to the
The prosecutor In his cross-exams
nation of the witness askedt
"So you took a dead negro ands
tvaa e 'mir e' the knitN fI hil
CHARGE IS DENIED
M. AND MRS. BEACH GIVE TRUE
VERSION OF THE
BRUTAL GRUEL ATTACK
They Both Testify That the Murder
ous Assault on Mrs. Beach 1as
Made by a Negro, But for What
Purpose They Did Not Seem to
Frederick O. Beach denied emphat
ically Thursday that he cut his wife's
throat; his wife, Mrs. Camilla Morse
Havemeyer Beach, his alleged vic
tim, swore emphatically tnat her hus
band did not commit the assault, the
crime for which the well known New
Yorker, member of Alken's winter
colony of tourists, was tried in the
Aiken County Court. The testimony
of these two principals is that a ne
gro committed the deea, and that
Beach rushed to the assistance of his
wife when he heard her screams and
that the assailant meanwhile made
Frederick O. Beach, defendant,
was on the witness stand over two
hours Thursday morning, and told
the story, conforming in the main to
what is known as the "Beach ver
sion" of the assault upon his wife.
And a good witness the defendant
proved to be. Calm and collected for
the most part, and in very pleasing
voice, he answered questions pro
pounded by counsel, in firm and con
vincing manner; even in those
points that contradicted his former
statements and testimony to detec
tives and city officials, his attitude
was so bold that it bespoke sincerity
and honesty. In other- words, or in
really pure Addisonian English "he
put it across". Only once did wit
ness approach excitement, and this
was the emphasis with which he an
swered the direct question: "Did
you not, while in Mayor Gyles' office
with just yr 'ir wife try to get her to
place the 1e of this thing on
Pearl Ha .g -i's brother?"
"Absolutgly not," was the reply;
"not a word of it, and any statement
that I ever said such a thing is whol
ly false," and Mr. Beach raised his
voice considerably when entering this
'enial. It was on this occasion that
certain men of Aiken are said to
have been concealed behind book
cases in Mayor Gyles' office and to
have overheard conversation between
Beach and his wife.
Mr. Beach told how on the night of
February 26, a few moments after
his wife stepped out into the front
yard to "put the dogs out", he heard
her scream; that rushing out be saw
his wife leaning up against the side
f the porch; that hurrying toward
her he was'passed by a "black figure"
running in the direction of the gate,
so close that he could have tripped
him; that, paying no great attention
to the fleeing figure, he rushed to his
wife, asking what was the matter, to
which his wife replied.- "Oh, he's
done something dreadful to me." Mr.
Beach said he picked her up in his
arms not knowing her throat was cut
at the time, carried her into the
house, left her in the hall, hurried
up stairs, secured his pistol, then
made hasty search on the street for
the alleged assailant. Witness said
it took him hardly more than twen
ty seconds to make this search.
Mr. Beach. 'Mrs. Beach and Miss
Hollins testified that -Beach's return
to the house was jctst after his search
for the assailant and that the door
was closed after he went into the
yard, because Mrs. Beach was still
nervous and hysterical and kept cry
ing out: "Oh. shut that door and
keep that black man out." It was
testified that when Beach came back
he knocked and was readily admitted
by Miss Hollins.
Mr. Beach testified that he held his
wife's hand while the doctor was
sewing up the wound in her neck;
that the pain was so severe she
"hung on to me". It was only some
time later during the night that he
discovered the blood on his clothing.
he said. His elegant scarlet-colored
smoking jacket, his knickerbockers,
vest and evening shoes were intro
duced in evidence. The coat was a
present fro~m his wife Christmas.
Mr. Beach was emphatic and posi
tivo in stating that when he turned
over his knife to DetectIve Baughn
there were two blades in it and de
nied emphatically that he had broken
out the blade after the assault. He
said he had kept a pretty keen watch
on Blaughn ever since his operations
there. Witness denied ever telling
anybody that Mrs. Beach's earrings
were worth $4,000 or $5,000-this
in contradiction to Rural Policeman
Regarding hIs wealth, Mr. Beach
said lhe wished to goodness he were
a millionaire, that he had seen him
self written of as "the wealthy News
Yorker", but that he was not wealthy
by a long shot. Solicitor Gunter
had a good deal to say about his
wealth in connection with employing
The solicitor barely escaped a
cross-examination by the witness.
Mr. Beach began firing questions al
Mr. Gunter at one juncture at such
rapid rate the solicitor was kept sc
busy answering "I don't know" thai
he scareely had time to add "I an
asking you". This was in reference
to the now famous eonference is
Mfayor Gyles' office. True, there was
no dictagraph in use, but it is said
some things were beard. And Mr
Beach Thursday almost accused Mr
Gunter of being one of the men be
hInd the bookcases: at least he did
not exonerate the soliciotr from sut
Victim Teis of Attack.
Mrs. Beach related the story of ths
was not for robbery. Such an idea
did not occur to her. She said that
she knows the negroes of Aiken and
many of them are her friends; that
she is absolultely without fear and
never dreamed that harm could come
to her, even at night, especially a
bright, moon-lit one, on her own
premises, in the heart of the city,
and that even when she saw the fig
ure of a "ginger-cake negro, with
long overcoat, much too-big for him
slouch hat and shabby appeafanc."
standing at her front gate, she was
not afraid. The negro, she said,
came on in the yard and said he had
a message for Katie at Mrs. Harri
man's and somebody else, I just can't
think," and, according to Mrs. Beach,
the negro came on toward her, still
trying to recall the other name. She
said that meanwhile she was walk
ing on toward the end of the house,
carrying out her purpose in refer
ence to the dogs, and that in a mo
ment the negro bore heavily upon
her, both hands on her shoulders;
that she was knocked to her knees
twice, and that at one time she
struck the negro in the face with
both her fists, struggling all the
while, but struck dumb in her terror.
She did not know just when she was
cut, but discovered it after much of
the struggle, when she placed her
hand on her throat. Then, she said,
her senses seeused to return and she
screamed, whereupon the negro
struck her on the left ear with a stick
of some kind, tearing It badly, then
ran. Mrs. Beach said she really
"yelled", not screamed, when she
came to her senses, and that she
stood leaning against the porch until
Mr. Beach came to her.
" fy stockings and my knees bore
testimony to the fact that I was
knocked to my knees," said Mrs.
Beach, who added that she did not
even miss her earrings until she was
being prepared for bed. The ear
rings merely clasp on the ear and
come off easily, as was demonstrat
"I valued those earrings very high
ly, because they were my mothers,"
said Mrs. Beach in somewhat subdued
and reverent voice. "My early recol
lection of her included the earrings,
and I was fond of them, as she wore
them." Mrs. Beach has had them re
arranged with the new clasp, because
"my ears are not pierced; and I had
two little diamonds set in them. I
have several pairs of very expensive
earrings. but they are in New York."
When Mr. Beach went to his wife's
rescue, Mrs. Beach said he called out,
"What is the matter, dearie?" and as
to her attitude toward him she said
regarding the stitches to close her
wound: "I held tight to Mr. Beach to
stand the pain."
Witnsas denied very rtrongly that
she had beid the conversation attri
buted to her in Mr. Gyles' office. She
did say :hat she had told the oficers
to keep their eye on Pearl Hampton's
brother, a negro by the name of
IBrunson, who, she thought would
learn all that was to be known if
Pearl Hampton herself found out
'anything about the assault.
"Did Mr. Beach cut your throat?"
"No, he did not," testified 'Mrs.
Miss Marian Hollins of New York,
who was the guests of the Beaches
the n'ght of the assault, was the
third witness of the day. Miss itol
lins is the prettiest woman 'm tne
party. Strictly an out-door type she
is beautiful in the enjoyment or
robust health. And then, there is a
very charming little lisp in her
speech, just perceptible. For in
stance, she pronounces the word
"around" with the "r" and a "w"
melted together then molded in Ii
quid form by her pretty mouth. She
is thoroughly cultured, but stolid,
calm, collected and immovable. A
really wise lawyer wouldn't attempt
to "rattle" Miss Htollins; for he
couldn't. In fact, most ahy really
'wise man would be afraid to "cross"
her. Not that she is a suffragett, but.
well. Miss Hollins can take care of
herself very well.
IHer testimony Thursday was in
corroboration of the story told by the
Beaches. She was in her room on the
second nloor, and the trouble took
place almost beneath her window.
She declared she heard the screams
and then a male voice command .
"Keep still." Miss Hollins spent the
remainder of the night in Mrs.
Beach's room, sleeping on the floor.
IThe defense introduced three affi
davits Thursday afternoon, two from
Swiss maids that spent the winter in
Aiken last season, in which it was
set forth that upon the same night
that Mrs. Beach was murderously at
tacked, they were hailed and some
what roughly treated by a negro
whose description tallied with that
given by Mirs. Beach. The third af
flanvit was by a chauffeur support
ing part of the declarations of the
maids. Witnesses were also produc
ed to fur S er establish the print of
the course shoe that led from the
premises to the railroad cut, and was
there plainly discernable in the mud.
HORSES IN HER PARLOR.
Housqewife Surprised at "Nerve" of
Runaway Beer Team.
"Well, the nerve of some people's
horses," exclaimed Mrs. John McCar
ron of Chicago Wednesday when she
rushed from the kitchen to investi
gate a crash in the front part of her
home and found a team of draught
horses tramping on the parlor car
pet. The team had run away and
the front of the frame dwelling of
the McCarrons had offered but slight
resistance to their maddened impact.
All that kept the horses from con
tinuing through the place was the
beer wagon to which they were at'
tached and which caught in the
wreckage of the breached wall.
Four Die in Wreck.
During a gale on Long Island
Sound Wednesday night, the barge
Annie R sank off Bartlett's reef, car
rying with her the captaid, his wife
OPLN FIRE N CITY
BALKANS POURING SHELLS INTO
PLACE SURELY DOOMED
Several Quarters of the Turkish
Stronghold Has Been Burnt as the
Result of the Terrible Bombard
ment and Much Other Damage Is
Done by It.
A terrific bombardment of the
forts around Adrianople was begun
Monday evening by the 100,000 Bul
garian and Servians surrounding the
city. Almost at the moment of the
ending of the armistice at seven
o'clock, siege guns and field guns
from various points commanding
the forts opened fire. Not even the
residential portion of the city was
There is considerable differes-ee of
opinion as to how long the fortiEs
will be able to hold out. One pis
patch from Mustapha Pasha" Tnot
day, which continued through '-e
right, concluded with the props c'
made by the Bulgarians that t a o
weeks would suffice for the bas-ilg
ere to force t*, Turks to capitu.ste.
Military men who know something
about the several lines of forts
which form the defense of Adrian
ople-for the outer ring which the
beseigers have been facing since the
war began is connected with and
supported by other cycles of defense
just as strong-look for a prolong
ed defense by the beseiged garrison
This opinion apparently prevails
within Adrianople itself. Otherwise
the foreign consuls there would have
considered it necessary to ask their
ambassadors to secure an escort for
the foreign residents of the city who
desire to pass through the lines, or
protection for those who remain
within the gates.
Shukri Pasha, the Turkish com
mander, who is defending Adrian
ople, is one of the most determined
officers of the Ottoman army. He
has declared that he will not surren
der the fortress until the last o~f his
soldiers has been killed.
While there have been some de
sertions from the ranks of the gars s
sdn. these have been chiefly Chris
tian soldiers serving with Turkish
regiments. Shukri Pasha still has
some 40,000 men, a number which
is considered quite sufficient to man
the forts and hold at bay the much
greater besieging force.
The Bulgarians are said to have
34,000 men in the province oY
Thrace, with 45,000 Servians and a
few divisions of Greeks assisting
them. The greater part of this
force is compelled to remain in front
of Tchatalja and at Gallipoli, in or
der to hold the Turkish armies con
entrated at those places. It is pos
sible the allies may attack both these
positions. The winter season is so
unfavorable for offensive operations
that the allies may decide to let the
Turks make the first move from
The Ottoman army at Tchatal's
has greatly Improved during the
armistice. The soldiers are better
armed than they were, sickness
among them has diminished, supplies
have been brought up In great quant
ities and fresh troops now man the
string of powerful forts.
All was quiet along the Tchatalia
lines up to a late hour Tuesday
morning. The great drawbacks to
the success of the Turks are the po
litical quarrels among the Ottoman
offiers, which must tend to under
mne the efficiency of the army.
On the other side of the Balkan
peninsula. Scutari, where the Mon
tenegrini are' besieging the forteress.
is reported through- the correspon
dent of a Dutch newspaper to have
fallen. There is no confirmation of
this report from other sources.
ANNOYS SE'NATOR 'TILLMAN.
Wants Smoking In the Senate Cham
If Senator Tlllman of South Caro
lina, can have his way there will he
no smoking In the executive sessions
of the senate. HAe is very sensitive
to the odor of tobacco and made an
effort during the executive session
Tuesday to have smoking prohibited,
but, as the question Is not covere'l
by the rules, he failed. He then
gave notice that he would soon Intro
due a resolution prohibiting smok
ing In the senate chamber at all
times. Confirming the report as to
his intention, Mr. Tillman said:
"There Is no more reason why sen
ators should be allowed to smoke in
executive session than in open ses
sions. Many men object to tobacco
smoke, and just because they are
members of the senate they should
not be compelled to sit where they
must submit to It."
Kills Self and Woman,
At Jacksonville, Fla., C. P. Long, a
wholesale liquor dealer, Saturday
shot and killed Miss Susan Dickinson.
of Wilmington, Del., aged 23. and
then killed himself. The tragedy
took place In Long's office after the
two had engaged In a quarrel. Ac
cording to the police the couple vis
ited a road house Friday night and
are said to have drank heavily.
Electrocuted by Switchboard.
Roger Williams, representing an
Atlanta firm who has been at Cutn
bee, Ga., several months instelling a
water and light plant, was electro
cuted Tuesday night when he came
in contact with a live wire While
working on a switchboard. He leaves
a samil at lwaslhnret Ga.
THE TUKS IN A BAD WAI
ALJES SUCCESSFUL IN THEI
WAR MEAS URES.
Great Distress and Suffering Amona
the People in Constantinople, Why
Want Peace at Once.
The Bulgarians are devoting the!
chief attention to the bombardmen
of Adrianople and an attempt to cap
Lure the Gallipoli peninsula and s
take the Turkish forts in the rear.
An official dispatch, Issued at Con
stantinople, indicates that the Bul
garians have been successful in then
first operations in the latter quar
ter, and, according to a Sofia dis
patch, the capture of Gallipoli is the
chief object of the Bulgarian ambi
tions for the time being, and no ser
ious attempt will be made to fore
the Tchatalja lines.
The same dispatch says that th<
Bulgarian attack on Gallipoli is sup
ported by the Greek army in th<
Gulf of Saros. Fifty thousand Bul
garians were landed along this coas
last November and it may be presum
ed that during the armistice thi
force was strengthened by artillery
Should the Bulgarians capture th<
Turkish forts there is nothing to pre
vent the Greek fleet from 'enterin
the Dardenelles, where, in the opin
ion of naval officers, it could easil:
defeat the inferior Turkish fleet, Ii
which case Constantinople would bi
at the mercy of the allies.
The Turkish Government evidently
is in dire straits for money, even at
tempting to dispose of the. crows
jewels and making despairing at
tempts to place treasury bonds ii
Turkey, Egypt and among the Mos
lems in India. The Ottoman consu:
at Bombay claims to have applica
tions for bonds amounting to $5,
The London Daily Telegraph pub
lishes a long unceisored dispatet
trom its correspondent, Ellis Ash
mead Bartlett, at Constantinople, ix
which he says the Turkish people
are in such a state of misery and
destitution as a result of the was
that they are completely indiffereni
as to the face of Adrianople.
"The Cabinet is in a quandary,'
says the correspondent. "It knowi
that It will be compelled to .cede
Adrianople and is only seeking some
means to save its face. it is said
that the coup d'etat was only intend,
ed to occur if Kiamil Pasha surren
dered Adrianople, but was precipi
tated by some mistake. Hence the
diflculty the ministry now is in.
"There is not a cent in the treas
ury, and there. are no means of get
ting money until peace is concluded,
and, meanwhile, the country Is drift
ing to ruin and banaruptcy.
"A great anti-.war demonstratior
occurred Sunday in front of the war
office at which the Young Turks were
publicly denounced as murderers
and thieves. Mahmoud Shefkei
Pasha appeared on the balcony and
tried to make a speech, but wai
greeted with opprobrious epithets.
"The misery In the Turkish Capi
ml is undescribable. It has been bit
terly cold with a heavy snow, iha
soldiers are ill-fed and badly shei-er.
ed. Small-por enteric fever, dye.
tery and pneumonia nave replatces
BOWMIAN ELECTED JUDGE.
He Went in on the First Ballot Ovei
The Hon. I. W. Bowman was elect
ed yesterday by the General Assem
bly Judge of the First .Circuit or
the first ballot in place of Major 'M
L. Glaze, who declined the honor or
acount of his health. The othei
two candidates were Seniator Dennis,
of Berkeley County and Hon. ,t. Otey
Reed of St~ George. Mr. Bowmani re
ceived a clear majority of the vote:
over both these gentlemnen, who are
both quite popular, which is qite
coplimien to Mr. Bowman.
Mr. Bowman Is a little over Zft3
years of age and has been a practi
tioler at the Orangeburg Bar foi
about thirty years. He Is well qual
fled for the position and will fill It
with credit to himself and honor tc
the Circuit. Hr. Bowman is a grad
uate of Wofford College, and is we!
educated both In a literary sense anC
as a lawyer. He will enter upon his
new duties at once.
The election of Mr. Bowman wil
give general satisfaction to all hi!
friends, who- will guarantee that h4
will fill the position to the entire
satisfaction of the people of th<
State. He will Qualify at once and at
soon as he is commissioned he wil
hold his first court
BOTH LEGS CUT OFF BY TRAIN
White Man Probably Fatally Hur
on the Seaboard,
A white man named Yarborougl
had both legs cut off by a througl
freight on the Seaboard at Lota, sev
en miles east of Greenwood, Tues
day afternoon. From the reports re
ceved, It appears that Yarboroug
and his wife had just come to Lot
to begin work on a farm. His house
hold effects were expected on a oe.'
freight Tuesday, and he and his wif
were at the station. In some wa
Yarborough got under the traIn an
was run over, losing both legs by
low the knees and receiving a Da
gash on the head. He was carrie
to Greenwood late Tuesday evenin
and hurried to the hospital. Report
Ifrom there indicate little hope for hi
Twelve of Crew Drown.
Twelve of the crew of the bark Asi
da were drowned while that vest'
fondercd on Tuesday at the mout
of the Humber. Three sailors, in
ony survivors. waro picked up by
trawler andi landed at Great Grimsbl
NE YORK*POLICE HAS A
THIEVES ON IT
OFFIERS ARE BRIBE
| Captain Walsh Confesses to the 1D
trict Attorney That He Took Gr
and Gave Half of What He Got
| One of the Inspectors of the I
The New York World says belle
ing himself to be dying and wishi
o purge his conscience, Police Ci
tamin Thomas W. Walsh, accused
grafting by the patrolman who, f
nve years acted as his collector, se
for District Attorney Whitman a
made a full confesion.
Walsh, without saving himse
his voice, weakened by a long illn4
taking on the hysteria of exciteme:
corroborated in full the stateme
then turned States evidence.
In the presence of Frederick G:
ehl, an assistant District Attorni
Mrs. Walsh and another man, the I
lice captain poured his heart out
He swore that every cent collect
by Fox in the East One Hundred a
Twenty-sixth precinct had been she
ed with Inspector Sweeney. C
of every dollar that Fox brought h
Walsh had given fifty cents to I
superior, the collector having fi
helped himself to 10 per cent. of t
This method applied to all t
money received as the cost of pr
tecting Illegitimate enterprises, so,
of which were handled .by others th
Once a month, Walsh said,
would meet Sweeney either In his 4
fice or in the Inspector's in the 0
Hundred and Twenty-fifth street a
there pay him in cash.
He could not recall offhand We
nesday night the total amounts th
paid the inspector, but as near as
could figure It he thought it reach
somewhere between $25,000 ai
$50,000. Walsh had no person
knowledge of the payments from t
other precincts in the inspection d
trict, of which there are four, but I
gave it as his opinion that each h:
produced equally large sums, if D
District-Attorney Whitman rece
ed the word that Capt. Walsh wan
ed to talk to him at t<
o'clock Wednesday night. He jum
ed Into a taxicab and, picking up h
assistant, Mr. Groehl, on the wa
reached Walsh's house, No. 191
Madison avenue, about 10:30. ,
Walsh had just been treated by I
physician, Dr. Upton, under who
care he has been almost a year for a
fections of the heart, stomach al
kidney. The excitement followil
Fox's confession caused a relaps
and it was the fear of dying befo
he had set himself right that caus
the Captain to take the despera
step of sending for the prosecutor.
When Whitman entered the roc
Walsh greeted him tearfully. It w
evident that the man welcomed tV
opportunity of telling all. First:
talked to the District Attorney alor
being warned that all he said con
be used against him. The warnIa
seemed to act as a greater spur.
Then with Whitman beside I
wife on the other side of him, whi
"roehl and the other man listenE
Walsh told Whitman that every wo
Fox had spoken was true; that F
had not overstated the case. F
had been his collector. Walsh adm
ted, and he mentioned other nam
as having .been used in the same wi
'But the District Attorney fear
that the man's tongue might r
away with him if too many subjet
were permitted, so rigorously hE
him down to the two points of F
and Sweeney. After Walsh had ra
n for a time the District Attorn
"Walsh arewer this: Did you1
cve money for protection from t
Baltic Hotel, as Sipp has swoi
which was paid to Fnx each mon
and did you pay half ot this mon
over to Inspector Sweeney?"
"I did." came the forvid answi
"Sip paid Fox for me each month a:
I turned over half of all Fox paid
o Sweeney. I gave it to him in ca
Iand I have been doig it for yea:
I want to tell everything. It's
only hope. There was nothing a)
for me to do. They expected to p
Ithe money and I was expected to 2
Iit and pay it."
FIVE MEN ARE DROWNED.
By the Sinking of a Tow Bloat on t
Five men, two of whom W4
Iwhite, were drowned when the to
boat Mfonarch. owned by the Belz<
Gumber Company, of Beizoni, Mit
-was sunk Monday night ini Tchi
-Lake, according to information
3ceived Wednesday night by Super
I tenount Harris of the Houston Lu
- ber Company of Vicksburg. Exce
I that the Monarch was almost who
submerged and would be a total 10
' no other details were obtaina
1 Wednesday night. Mr. Harris 5
-he talked with the maonager of 1
[ Bezoni company, who requested tl
a towboat be sent to Lake Tcht
SThe .Monarch was a 43-ton vessel.
geweller Dirinks P'oion
Despondent over the loss o
$100.0f0 fortune in speculati
Samuel Newberger, once a prosT
os ieweier, ended bia life in
1balcony of an uptown theatre
ew York during the performa
t~riday night. He d'-qk poison
Sthe end came so silently that
. ersons around him knew he
WANTS it LUU .U IWU
OLD SOLDIERS' HOME IS MANAG.
ED VERY BADLY.
At Least That Is What Some Old Vt
erans Charge, Who Want it Isves
The petition from twenty-two Con.
i federate veterans, asking the house
to investigate the management of the
Confederate infirmary in Columbia
t during the past two years, which was
referred to the committee on ways
I. and means last Tuesday night, is giv
en below in full.
"To the Honorable, the General As
sembly of South Carolina, in Reg
ular Session, January .., 1913.
"Humbly petitioning, the under
signed veterans of the War of Seee
sion would respectfully show:
"1. That we have heard from what
we consider reliable sources that our
more unfortunate comrades at the
Confederate infirmary of the State
are not so well cared for as they
"2. That they are not allowed to
exercise the rights of citizens as oth
er citizens do.
"3. That they have not been prop
K erly clothed or fed.
"4. That unreasonable rules are
made for their control and restraint.
"5. That they have been sub ect
to tyranny, oppression and deceit.
"6. That they are sought to be ter
rifled into submission by threats of
i suspension or expulsion, and some
have been suspended and others es
p gelled for trivial offenses, or no of
fense at all.
"7. That we can not believe that
the laws contemplated suspension or
expulsion from the - infirmary of a
veteran who has severed- all -social
ties, has nowhere to go and Is in
tended to be the honored guests of
the State for the rest of his life.
"8. That the laws of the State are
amply sufficient to govern these vet
erans just as other citizens of the
State are governed who live in their
"The premises considered, we pray
your honorable body to fully investi
e gate the management of said infirm
ary for the past'two years or longer,
and that such enactment shall be had
as will insure the freedom, comfort
and satisfaction of its inmates, so
that they may feel like honored
guests and not as convicts or erring
persons who are taken to a house of
correction; that those who may have
been expelled or suspended may be
reinstated, and for such other, fu
fr ther and general relief as unto your
honorable body may seem meet.
"And your petitioners will ever
(Signed) "W. B. Lowrance, W. I.
Harth, Capt. J. L. Ward'aw, H. J.
Fulmer, Company H, Third regif
ment, S. C. V.; John Parker, Com
pany C, Palmetto Artillery; Capt.
L. W. Taylor, Company KT Third
regiment; J. P. Baswell, Company
G., P. B. L. A.; George Bruns.
, Company A, Second regiment, .
.~ C. L.; 3. W. Altee, Company F.
. Third regiment, S. C. -; R. T.
Moore, Company D, Twelfth S. C.
L I; R. C. Nash; W. P. Clayton.
. Company F, Second regiment, Ken
. tucky cavalry; J. A. Schwrartz.
. Company C, Twelfth regiment, S.
C. I.; Joseph -Bates, Ninth regl'
~.ment; Lieut. H. C. Heise, Com -
Spany C, First regiment, S. C. V..;
S. P. Drafts, Company F, Fifth S.
~.C. C.; 3. Gray, C. S. S. Beaufort;
~John A. Bourke,.Company C, First
Sregiment, S. C. V.; 3. C; Long. 3.
SW. Brown, Company B, S. C. Bat
,tery; J. Stork, Company A. Fit
Steenth regiment, S. C. V*
- GIVEN HEAVY DAMAGES.
SPat in an insane Asylum Becaus
t He Refused to Move.
Fifteen thousand dollars damages
for false Imprisonment was awarded
SWednesday to Rev. Father L. A.
SKlauder by an Ogdensburg, N. Y.,
jury. The defendants In the action
were Bishop Henry Gabriels of the
SCatholic diocese of Ogdensburg:
Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Conroy and.
Doctors WV. B. Hambridge, and W. G.
PCooper, of the Ogdensburg state ay)
um for the insane. The plaintift set
forth that the defendants had caused
Ehim to be placed in the asylum after
his refusal to relinquish his parish at
Faust, N. Y. Transferred by the
bishop, he declined to accept the
change, and going to the cathedral
started to read an address In defense
'of his stand. He was then seized and
ecommiftted to the asylum. He ob
tained release through a habeas cor
pus writ and brought the suit fust
GIVES UNIQUE EXCUSE.
Said She Was Swearing MJewuy to
Break Her Busb.nd.
iWhen Mrs. Cordelia Mcfittrich'
-was arrested In her pretty apart'.
b1 ment in a' downtown apartment
ahouse in Atlanta Wednesday night
' for swearing so loud that It disturb
1 ed her neighbors, she interposed the
'p anIque plea that she was not origi
1' nating the profanity but was mock
-a ing her husband in an effort to
a shame him"' Gut of the cussing hab
i it The recorder euggested that it
h. would do more good if she would
a' read the Bible in a loud tone of voice
a whenever her husband swore, instead
of repeating the oaths parrot-wise af
ter him. lHe imposed a fine of $3.75,
and admonished the lady either to
a use some means of reform. or let het
n husband do his own cussmng.
be Four Die In Chair.
in Four murderers will pay the pen
ealty for their crimes In New York
neduring 'he week of Febru1ary 10.
CV ov. Suizer announced that he had
WFrefused to extend clemency in thol?