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VOL. XXVIII 3ANNING, v. C.. 1LSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
THEY BOTH RESIGN
COIHRAN AND ADAMS SIND IN
AT PRESIDENTS REQUEST
Tlman and Smith Still Far Apart on
Successor of District Attorney.
South Carolina Delegation Declines
to Act as Arbiters.-Attorney Gen
The resignation of District Attor
ney E. F. Cochran, of South Carolina.
has reached the Attorney General of
the United States. There are no new
developments so far as can be ascer
tained in the deadlock between Sena
tors Tillman and Smith as to the ap
pointment of a successor to.Mr. Coch
Senator Tillman recently proposed
to leave to the -whole South Carolina
delegation the function of deciding
between Thurmond and Weston, but
this suggestion was not accepted, the
reply being that the delegation had
turned this office over to the two Sen
ators and that they should work the
matter out for themselves.
Both of the senators seem deter
mined to stand by their man and
both have pleaded earnestly with the
President. Senator Smith seeing him
Wednesday immediately after his ar
rival at the White House from New
There is an impression that Thur
mond was about to get the nomina
tion, when the junior Senator declar
ed himself and- brought matters to a
standstill, temporarily at least.
Tihe South Carolina delegation is
working In 'behalf of W. D. Gaillard,
of Charleston, who is a candidate to
succeed Commissioner Putnam as the
head of the lighthouse bureau of the
department. - Mr. Gaillard is himself
in Waghington. -
Adams Resigns as MarshaL
In accordance with a request from
Attorney General McReynolds Mr. J.
Duncan Adams, for twelve years Uni
ted States marshal for South Caro
lina, has forwarded his resignation
to the department of justice. Mr.
Adams has been in Greenville with
his family for the past several
months and announced his resigna
tion there Thursday morning.
.The resignation is .to take effect
whenefer the President shall desig
nate, and'it'ls thought probable that
.this w1 be about the 1,st of October.
The letter from Mr. McReynolds
merely stated that "conditions have
arisen which make me think it desir
able to make some changes In the
government offices in South Carolina,
and I will be glad is you will forward
your resignation, to take effect at
such time as the President shall des
Marshall Adam's term would not
have- expired until March 1, 1915.
Mr. Adams said Thursday that he
had .formed no plans for the future,
but that he might probably make his
home in Greenville.
Who will succeed Mr. Adams Is not
known here, but it is believed that
Mr. 3. L. Sims, of Orangeburg has'
been picked. Mr. Adams' term would
have expired March 1, 1915.
Attorney.General McReynolds Away.
Attorney-General Mc2Reynolds 'is
not in Washington, and is not expect
ed to return until next week. It Is
presumable, therefore, that nothing
will be done by~ the President this
week as to naming successors to Dis
trict Attorney Cochran and United
States Marshal Adams, .both of whose
resignations -have been received at
the department of justice In response
to official suggestions that they
would 'be appreciated.
No change Is apparent In the status
of the struggle between Senators Till
man and Smith over Mr. Cochran's
saccessor. As it looks 'from a tree.
the senior Senator is powerfully on
the aggressive, with the junior Sena
tor maintaining a determined de
FINDS MAN AND'W'OMAN DEAD.
Murder and Suicide Apaprently, Dis
covery of Georgia Farmer.
L. H. Braddock, a farmer living
seven mIles from Millen, Ga.. heard
shots Wednesday night about 9:'30
o'clock at the home of a neighbor.
Mrs. Belle Newton. and hastened to
the house to investigate. Entering
the Newton home Mr. Braddock war
horrified to discover the dead body
of Mrs. Newton on the floor and near
by the body of Rufus 'Bryant, a Jen
kins County bailiff. Both were dead.
and the supposition is that Bryant
killed the .woman and then turned
the pistol on himself. Both were in
iafakes Fourth Victim.
William A. Cureton, of Fort Lawn,
who was Injured in the Hooper's
creek wreck on the Lancaster & Ches
ter raIlway July 30, died last Satur
day night at the hospital at Chester.
Mr. Cureton is the fourth victim who
has succumbed to injuries received
in the wreck.
Two of Picnic Party Killed.
Two persons were killed and four
slightly injured when an interurban
electric car struck a wagon carrying
a pienic party at a crossing- near
Charlotte late Tuesday. The dead
are Miss Emma Sandford. aged 19.
and Isaac Brymar, aged 20.
It is most time for Felder to break
out again. How the Frank case ran
in the courts of Atlanta for over a
month without Felder getting in the
newspapers about it is a mystery.1
Like all humbugs, Felder -likes the
STORM SWEPT COAST
REPORT SAYS FIVE H.UNI)REI
Fearful Hurricane Believed to Havy
Left Death and Ruin in North Car
A dispatch sent out Thursda:
night from Raleigh, N. C., says tha
a burrica'ne swept the coast of Nortl
Carolina Wednesday. Morehead City
Beaufort, Newbern, Washington anc
dozens of smaller towns along thi
coast suffered great loss. There'i,
great apprehension that Ocracoke Is
land in Pamilco Sound, has beer
storin swept and its inhabitant,
drowned. Some five hundred per
sons made their homes on the island
The belief Is strengthened by the re
ported high tide that prevailed in the
sound. All telephone wires were
prostrated .by the storm and nothing
definite had been learned regarding
the fate of those who lived on Ocra
Damage estimated at more thaE
$3,000,000 was done at Washingtor
County by the destructive hurricane.
Until. Wednesday night that section
was cut off from communication, tele
graph and telephone wires were
blown down. A deluge of rain ac
companied the wind. The Pamilec
River overflowed its banks, inundat
ing a large portion of the business
and 'manufacturing district. Man
factories along the waterfront were
destroyed. Shipping suffered heav3
damage. No loss of life has been re
Mailboats from Core Sound report
ed that all wharves for a distance oi
twenty-five miles had been destroyed
several. hQuses blown ,down. and
horses diowned. No lives were re
ported lost. Many small craft ir
Beaufort harbor capsized or were
smashed against wharves or the
breakwater. The steamer M. M.
Marks had her. rudder and propeller
damaged. _ There has been no news
from the sea, the wireless station be
ing out, of commission.
Driveni ashore by the terrific storn;
that swept the Virginia and Carolina
coast Tiesday and Wedn'esday, the
ix-masted schooner, Geo. W. Wells,
is a total wreck off the coast of Hat
teras. The schooner went ashore
Thursday afternoon. Twenty men,
two women and two babies were res
cued from the schooner by life-savers
from the Hatteras, Ocracoke Inlet
and Durant stations.
The big ship was stripped of al
most all -her sails before driven
ashore, and when the life-savers
reached her those on board were
clinging to what remained of the rig
ging. Only meager details of the
rescue were received, but it is report.
d to have been the most thrilling in
WOULD SAVE NEGRO.
Woman Ask Commutation of Georgia
Governor by Petition.
For the first time in the history of
he Georgia State Prison Commission
a -large number of well known white
omen have' recommended executive
lemency for a negro charged with an
ffence against a white woman.
Lige Lane was convicted in Clinch
ounty for assault. ,He was sentenc
d to hang and unless the governor
nterferes will be hanged on Septem
Attorney R. G. Dickerson appeared
efore the State Prison Commission
nd urged that it recommend a com
nutation of Lane's sentence to life
mprisonment. He said there were
rave doubts as to the guilt of Lane.
Supporting his application, Attor
sey Dickerson submitted petitions
igned by 95 per cent. of the white
omen of Homerville and 90 per
ent. of the registered voters of that
own, as well as letters from the
udge and Solicitor who tried the
iero, and 'many county officials. A
letter written by the negro's alleged
victim, which-also requests clemency,
ALED BACK TO BATTLESHIP
hrilling Rescue of Eight Men of the
t. S. S. Nebraska.
Three petty officers and five sea
nen of the battleship Nebraska nar
owly escaped drowning in Hampton
Roads Wednesday morning whena
water spout swamped a launch ir
which they were making for shore.
Ropes were thrown from the battle
ship and the men hauled to safety. A
launch from the California was
beached near Phoebus after a run
before the storm. The crew escaped
The early report Wednesday thal
three officers and .five sailors had
been C.owned was not denied until
The Nations Protest.
Eleven European nations have fil
d formal protests against the provi
sion of the tariff bill granting a 5 pei
cent. reduction of duty on merchan
dise Imported from this country i
American vessels. These cou ntrie!
are Great Britain, Germany. France
Italy, Austria. Spain. Sweden. Nor
way, Denmark, Belgium and th<
Rock Hill Lad Shot.
Thursday morning about 10:M4
o'clock Palmer Wilson. about four
teen years of age, shot Jesse Green
about eleven years of age, with
Thotgun, shooting out one eye en
tirely and the other so badly tha
oossibly he will lose his sirht in cast
his wounds do not prove fatal.
Robbers Lose Booty.
While escaping in an automobil<
from a store, at Newberry Corners
Wis., robbers dropped a cash registe:
TO HASTEN TARIFF BILL
)DEMOCRATIC LEADERS WANT TO
PASS IT THIS WEEK.
Income Tax Bill is to be Amended to
Suit Insurgents Who Wanted it
Democratic leders of the Senate
t began a supreme effort Friday to
k complete the tariff bill and pass it be
, fore adjournment Saturday night.
I A compromise on the income tax
rate, representing a further conces
sion to the "Insurgent" advocates of
an increase in large incomes, has
been drafted by Senators Williams
and Simmons, and, it is believed, will
be adopted. It proposes to increase
the "additional tax" rate on incomes
of $75,000 to $100,000 from 2 to 3
per cent, and on those ranging from
$100,000 to $500,000 from 3 to 4
Senator Kern, Democratic leader,
notified all absent Democrats to be
in their seats for the rest of the
week. After conferences with Re
publican senators interested in pend
ing amendments. Chairman Simmons
of the finance committee expressed
the belief that the passage of the
bill might be reached late Saturday
Senate leaders have decided to
name seven senators on the joint con
ference committee that will settle
difficulties between the two houses
after the Senate passes the bill. This
large representation will be asked for
to provide places for Senators Sim
mons. Williams, Stone and Johnson
of Maine, Democrats, who have been
in charge of the bill, and for three
Republicans. It is expected the
House will consent.
The latest proposals for the Income
tax rates, which seemed likely of
adoption by the Democratic caucus,
would establish the following total
tax, including both the "normal tax"
of 1 per cent. and the "additional
tax" on large incomes: One per cent.
on incomes of $3,000 to $20,000; 2
per cent. from $20,000 to $50,000;
3 per cent. from $50,000 to $75,000;
4 per cent. from $75,000 to $100,
000; 5 per cent. from $100.000 to
$500,000: 6 per cent. from $500,000
to $1,000,000; 7 per cent. above $1,
ENGLISH RXt.. AY DISASTER.
Fifteen Killed and Thirty Injured in
Collision of Fast Trains.
Fifteen persons were killed and 30
injured, in a collision of two sections
of the famous London-Scotland Ex
press early Tuesday. The wreck oc
curred on the Midland .tailway near
Hawes Juncition, in Westmoreland
county. The second section dashed In
to the rear of the first, telescoping
several 'coaches which burst into
Many persons were trapped and if
not killed outright they were burned
to death. At least, thirty passengers
were taken from the wreckage suf
fering Injuries or burns and as many
as ten of these may die..
The two trains had left Cart.e for
London at 1:33 and 1:47 Thsday
morning, respectively, and the colli
sion between them occurred fifty
miles south of that place on a high.
and lonely moor.
The first section of the train had
stopped to get up steam for a sharp
upgrade when the second section
dashed inito the rear, piling up the
sleeping cars which were crowded
with passengers. Almost immediate
ly after several of the cars caught
fire and many of the passengers
found it impossible to get out. Res
cuers from farms in the vicinity came
on the scene late to save many of the
Nine charred bodies were taken
from the wreck and it was believed
that several others were still among
the debris. About thirty injured
passengers were sent on special trans
to the Leeds and Carlisle hospitals.
Another disaster occurred near the
same spot on December 26, 1910,
when eight passengers lost their lives
and twenty-five were injured.
WiLL RESIGN SOON.
Cochran to Quit as United States
Ernest F. Cochran, for eight years
district attorney for South Carolina,
will tender his resignation to Presi
dent Wilson in the next few days, to
become effective at some time to be
designated by the President. The
reason given for Mr. Cochran's deci
sion to retire is that conditions have
arisen which have caused the present
Administration to consider it desir
Iable to make some changes in the
Federal offices in South Carolina, and
he does not care to stand In the way
of the Administration's plans. His
term of office does not expire until
February 10, 1914.
Mr. Cochran was appointed assist
ant district attorney by President
Harrison. and later he was appointed
district attorney by President McKin
ley. He served through the admin
istration of McKinley, Roosevelt and
Taft. It is hIs plan, after his retire
mnt, to devote all of his time to his
law practice In Anderson. Mr. Coch
ran probably had a larged experience
in the work of the district attorney's
office of South Carolina than any of
his predecessors. He has made an
enviable reputation Pnd the govern
ment will lose the ofilial services of
a good servant when he retires from
Man and Wife Guilty.
Will Youn' of Greenville, and his
wi-fe. Alberta Young. were found
guilty of the murder of .Tohn Greer.
.a nearo, about four months ago. A
erecommendatior to mercy was made
THIEF HAD HIS NERVE
ROBS RAILROAD OF $1,800 WITH
A CROWD ABOUT.
Puts Arm in Atlantic City Door
and Gets Cash From a Counter
and Then Escapes.
A thief who had the daring to
work while a crowd of travellers was
about him got $1,800 from the ticket
office of the Philadelphia and Read
ing railroad Wednesday morning.
He left no clue. The puzzled rail
road officials refused to discuss the
case, but a minor employee told this
The money had been counted out
from the receipts of Sunday and by
the ticket agent, Chapman, to be de
posited in a local bank. A rush of
passengers to :buy tickets for the 10
o'clock express for Philadelphia made
it necessary for the agent to leave the
bundle of notes a few minutes and
help his two assistants in stamping
and selling tickets. The bills were
stacked up on the counter on the Ar
kansas avenue side of the station.
Intervening was a ticket-rack,
which blocked off any view of the
counter when the ticket seller and
his assistants were-at the frunt win
dows. The thief must have calculat
ed his opportunity closely, for if one
of the agents had been at the window
facing Arkansas avenue the intruder
would have been seen.
Ttfe door of the office had been left
open a few minutes before, and the
robber evidently slipped from the
crowd of several hundred Jammed
around the office, opened the door a
trifle seized the money with a swift
motion unobserved, stuffed the notes
inside his coat and then lost himself
in the throng.
At any rate the hundle of money
was missing when Chapman returned
to the counter soon after the train
had pulled out. - The signal tower
men on the Meadows, a mile out
from the station, were asked to halt
and .search the train for suspicious
persons. That was done without re
RELIEF FOR COTTON MEN.
Southern Senators Oppose New Rail
Headed by practiclly all the sen
ators from the cotton growiug States
a delegation of congressmen Tuesday '
called upon the interstate commerce
commission in a ibody and demanded
that relief be afforded cotton grower (
from regulations recently promul
gated and put into effect by railropds
in the South. These regulations ~re
quire that hereafter no bale of cot- e
ton shall be recieved for shipment t
without meeting the requirements c
of what the railroads term a "stan- 1
dard" bale. They require that before s
a bill of lading shall be given for I
shipments of cotton each bale shall c
measure 37 inches wide, 54 inches d
long, shall have six yards of bagging x
on it, this bagging to weigh not less I
than two pounds to the yard and the t
whole to be securely fastened with c
not less ,than 60s. The ends must i
also be "headed" up. s
The cotton congressmen, when r
they learned of what the railroads 1:
were doing, held a meeting in.
the rooms of' the senate committee
on postoffices and postroads and
Senators Smith of South Carolina, ~
Overmen and Simmons of North
Carolina, Vardaman and Williams
of Miississippi and practically the en
tire membership from all state where
cotton Is grown agreed to take the C
matter up with the interstate comn- 1
merce commission. An extra charge 3
f $1 for each bale, which does not 1
meet the requirements of the rail- C
roads, is proposed to be levied *by t
them. This the congressmen believe (
is exorbitant and out of all reason I
and inasmuch as practiedily all ship-a
ments of cotton are of an interestate
character, the cormmission will be
asked to at once take cognizance of t
the situation and make the transpor- y
tation companies afford whatever re- a
lief may be necessary or proper in r
HANGS HIMSELF IN HOTEL.
Col. Sam Tate, Prominent Railroad
Engineer, a Suicide.
After writing letters to several of
his personal friends at Asheville, N.
C., Col. Sam Tate. chief of engineers
of the Trans-Continental Railroad
Company, and prominent in engineer
ing circles of the country. committed
suicide at an exclusive hotel at Ashe
ville Wednesday. He hanged himself
with a cord from a venetion blind In
his room. The body was discovered
by an attachee of the hotel.
Col. Tate was a member of a prom
inent Memphis family. He was a son
of the late Sam Tate, of that city.
He was sixty-five years of age and is
survived by a wife and two daugh
ters. He had taken an active part in
the building of many railroad lines
in Central America. Jamaica. Mexico
and many of the states of the Middle
Chance to Stand.
Senator E. D. Smith has been in
formed by the department ot StateC
that an examination will be held at
the State department at Washington. I
October 29. for secretaries in the dip-i
omatic service. He said that Southt
Carolinians wishing to aualify for.
these very desirable positions could
secure full information about the ex
aminations by writing to the State :
Chase Causes Death.
A sensational attempt to escape -l
Thursday by two marines, prisoners
at the Philadelphia navy yard. result- i
ed in the death of Sergeant of Mla
rines George P. Southern, who drop-1
ped dad from nover-exertion.
[HE COTION REPORT*
'lOWS BIG CROP DETERIORATION
OUTH ARGLINA iAINS
.tton Condition Is Way Below Ten
Year Average, but Crop in This
State Holds its Own-Greatest
Loss Has Been Felt in Western
Part of Belt.
Announcement Tuesday by the de
artment of agriculture, that the
ondition of the growing cotton crop
f the United States was 68.2 per
ent. of a normal on August 25, dis
losed the facts that the crop had de
eriorated 11.4 per cent. since the
uly report was taken.
The August figures were the same
s those of August, 1900, and the
ondition at this period has been low
r only three times during the past
wenty-two years; in 1896, when it
ras 64.2 per cent.; in 1902, when it
vas 64 per cent., and in 1909, when
t was 63.7 per cent.
The greatest deterioration was in
)klahoma, where the condition drop
>ed 36 per cent. to 45 per cent. In
.exas the condition of 64 per cent.
howed a deterioration of 17 per cent.
)eterioration in other States in the
iart of the belt stricken by drought
Arkansas, 15 per cent.; Missouri,
.4 per cent.; Louisiana, 12 per cent.;
ennessee, 10 per cent.; Mississippi,
per cent., and Alabama, 7 per cent.
n all the'States the condition was
auch lower than the 10-year average
Comparisons. of conditions, by
Aug July Aug
25 25 25. 10-yr
1913 1913 1912 Av.
irginia. . . . . .8o '81 80 82
orth Carolina . .78 77 75 78
outh Carolina . .77 75 73 77
eorgia. . . . . .76 76 70 77
1orida. . . . . .81 82 73 78
klabama. . . . .72 -79 75 76
lississippi. . . .69 77 70 75
ouisiana. . . . .65 79 74 69
exas. . . . . . .64 81 76 72
rkansas. . . . ..72 87 77 77
ennessee. .. .80 90 76 83
lissouri. . . . .72 86 78 84
)klahoma. . . . .45 81 84 76
alifonia. . . . .96 100 95
United States.68.2 79.6 74.8 74.7
Since the July report growing con
itions had been generally favorable
broughout the eastern section of the
otton belt and the condition of the .
lant in the states east of the Missis
ippi was expected to show up well.
a the states west of the Mississippi
onditions were not so favorable,
rought in Texas and Oklahoma,
arts of Arkansas, Missour and
.ouisana marking the early part of
he period which Tuesday's report
overs. High temperatures prevailed
revailed throughout most *of this
ection. The drought was partially
elieved during the last week of the
SMITH'S BILL WINIG.
elieved That Caucus May Change
and Support Him.
Senator E. D. Smith of South Car- I
lina and Senator Clarke of Arkansas
ad a spirited colloquy in the Senate
tonday over their respective cotton
ills. Senator Smith proposes to re
uire all contracts for future delivery
specify the grades proposed to be
elivered, while Senator Clarke pro
oses to levy a tax of 50c per bale on
11 cotton sold for future delivery.
Senator Clarke made a long speech
behalf of his hill. Senator Smith
ook the position that such a law
rould not stop speculation, but would
mount to a tax on cotton. He also
ead into the record over a hundred
atters from farmers of South Caro-1
ina protesting against the Clarke2
ill. Several Southern State Farm-1
rs' unions have sent resolutions op-t
osing the Clarke bill and favoring
he Smith bill. The Clarke bill has 1
een indorsed by the Democratic cau
us as an amendment to the tariff
'ill, but the feeling is growing that
his was a mistake. A caucus of 1
)emocratic senators was called for
uesday night and the outlook is that
he Smith bill will be substituted for
he Clarke amendment, perhaps with
nodifications.- The discussion was
he most spirited that has been had
n any subject since the tariff bill
ras taken up, but Senator Smith was
.t all times more than master of the
SEVEN DIE IN RUINS.
tilled in Collapse of House in Dub
Two houses in Church street, Dub
in, occupied by thirteen families,
ddenly collapsed Tuesday night,
'urying al the inmates. Seven dead
.nd many injured were quickly extri
ated by rescuerr. It is feared the 1
leath toll will be heavy, as it is re-1
oorted fifty-three pers~ns are miss-1
ng. Heart-rendinlg cries came from
he ruins as many persons still alive
vere imprisoned in the wreckage.
The houses fell without the slight
-t warning. Church street consists
ff old dilapidated tenant buildings
cccupied by the very poor classes.
A grim echo of the war in the -Bal
ians comes from an advdrtisemenlt in
German newspaper 'that three
housand artificial legs are wanted by
nation now at war". The advertise
nent said these artificial legs y ere
nnted at once.
FREE FOR THREE MINUTES
THAW THEN NABBED BY DMI
New York State Scores Notable Vic- I
tory in Fight for Wealthy Lunatic.
Taken From Jail on Judge's Order.
Harry Kendall Thaw pried out of
Sherbrooke jail on a writ of habeas t
corpus obtained by a coup of William o
Travers Jerome enjoyed three min
utes of liberty Wednesday afternoon t
and then was seized by the Dominion e
immigration authorities and hustled b
to Coaticook, Que., where Wednesday a
night he paced the floor of the immi- a
gration detention room. It was gen
erally predicted Wednesday night y
that before many hours Thaw would a
be back in the Matteawan asylum, P
from which he escaped Sunday, Au- i
The beginning of the end of Thaw's
refuge in Canada came with dramatic
swiftness. A writ of habeas corpus,
ued out Saturday at the direction of f
Jerome, with John Boudreau, chief r
f police of this village, as petitioner, i
was sustained at 2:45 o'clock Wed
iesday afternoon by Matthews Hutch
inson, superior judge of the district
of St. Francis, sitting in chambers at I
Sherbrooke. Stolid, pallid, numb, I
rhaw sat not five feet from the judge d
is he read the decision. When in the 1
very last paragraph the court declar
d him a free man, Thaw seemed to I
:rumple up on the lounge where he I
at. A cigar stump fell from his left i
and and from his right hand flutter
d two gay bits of ribbon a child had I
iven him. But he did not rise. I
W. K. McKeown, of his counsel, I
eaned over and, patting him on the 2
;houlder, whispered. Thaw raised his t
ig, staring eyes and stood up. t
Immigration officers moved near I
aim and then Thaw. began slowly to t
nove to the door. At the threshold b
Assistant Superintendent Robertson Cl
f the immigration bureau said sim- F
ply, "Come with us, Mr. Thaw." And i
vithout a word, except a hoarse good- 1
>ye to the reporters, Thaw obeyed. I
Five minutes later a gray roadster 1
streaked away from the court house. r
:n the back seat sat Thaw. He had s
iot even been given time to pack his 'r
;canty belongings and voluminous n
:orrespondence In his cell. In an s
iour he was in Coaticook, guarded in t
he detention room .by two stalwart t
ominion police. None but counsel
as allowed to see him. e
The twenty-three mile trip was t
without special incident Thaw ex- 1
yressed no surprise, evidenced no f
rief.. Behind him trailed his defeat
The New York authorities have ar- f
-anged everything on the other side n
>f the border, even down to distribu- t
ing deputy sheriffs and automobiles. 0
t would not surprise Thaw's lawyers 0
f, once across the line, he were put
>odily into a car and headed straight a
or the New York line. There-is bas- f
s for this suggestion in the fact that 0
rohn Lanyon, a private detective. has tl
een made a "special attendant" of t
iatteawan and in this capacity it is t
ertain would be authorized to han- c
le Thaw as an escaped lunatic.
BILL" MINER'S CAREER ENDED. 0
~otorious Robber Dies While Prison
er on Georgia State Farm. t
Death has freed "Bill" Miner, no- 3
orious robber, jail-breaker and "gen- a
leman of fortune", from his last r
rison term. His picturesque career, a
which included clashes with the laws ,
>f more than a score of states and s
everal Canadian provinces, ended
Vednesday night at the Georgia
state prison farm near Milledgeville.
Ie had been ill for severa-l months
rom gastritis. He was seventy-five
Miner's criminal career began
searly sixty years ago, he is said to
iave left his home In Kentucky'be- nl
ore he was fifteen years old and a
tone West. He admitted stage coach c
obberles and train hold-ups and was f
everal times Incarcerated for bur- p
Iarzng banks. He was known n
.rougaout the West, worked into C
orth Canada and then invaded the I
astern States. H~e escaped many c
ies from, jails and State prisons, a
hree years ago he was brought to A
he State prison farm at Milledgeville V
or robbing a train near Lula, Ga., h
Lnd began a term of twenty years.
l has since escaped and .been recap- o
For several years Miner was a e
nember of the outlaw band led by c
resse James. His real name, he told t
rison authorities a few days before d
ie died, was George Anderson.t
HIP WRECKED, TWO DROWNED. T
;chooner Hartley Battles in Tain V
With Northeast Wind.
After battling with a high north
ast wind all day, the three-mnasted C
chooner Richard F. Hartley was la
riven on shore and wrecked thirti di
niles south of -Bodie's Island, Va., h
uesday afternoon. Two of the crew s
>f seven were drowned. The survi- c
ors are being cared for at the Chica- I<
nocomico life saving station. o
Life savers failed in their first at
empts to rescue the men clinging to
:he wrecked vessel. When finally
hey launched a boat and reached e
he shipwrecked men two had disap- u
eared. Capt. Sprague and four oth- t
ds were lashed to the rigging. t
Dies With Sister. t
When Jack Boone. eight years old, 'f
saw his sister, Dorothy, aged 9, strug
ling beyond her depth in the Arkan
sas river, near Little Rock, Wednes- i
lay, he went to her assistance. Be
fore a fisherman, who had been i:
watching the children paddling in s
the shallow water near the river s
bank, could reach them, both had
HARGED WITH MURDER
VALKER AND SON NVTOLVED IN
DEATH OF HARTER.
he Testimony Brought Out Causes
Authorities to Keep Them Both in
The coroner's jury of inquest over
he dead body of J. B. Harter, chief
f police of Allendale, who'was kill
d Sunday afternoon at Lena, Hamp
on county, Monday evening render
d a verdict that the officer "came to
is death by pistol shot wounds from
pistol in the hand of J. '. Walker,
ided and abetted -by Ben Walker, his.
on." 'Ben Walker the eighteen
ear-old son of Joe F. Walker, was
rrested, and the coroner's jury im
licated him in the shooting of Har
The inquest was held at Estill. J.
I. Patterson, R. P. Searson, Jr;, and
Henry Johnson, of Allendale, con
ucted the examination of witnesses
or the coroner, while George War
en, of Hampton, was present look
ng after the interests of Walker,
hough he did not examine any of the
B. J. Peoples was the first witness.
le testified that he heard Walker
aake some threat against the Allen
ale policeman. Oscar Pasleton, J.
1. ProsseP, T. J. McIntosh and J. E.
7oung, all eye-witnesses to the kill
ng, testified in substance to the fol
owing state of facts: On Sunday af
ernoon at about 3 o'clock Mr. Harter
ras sitting on bench on- the depot
latform at Lena in company of the
tev. William J. Langston, of Colum
ia, and Octor Carlton. J. F. Walker
.nd his son, Ben, came walking down
he railroad from'the direction of
heir home. On arriving at. the
ench, Mr. Walker demanded his pis
DI from Mr. Harter, who stated that
e did not have it. When the re
uest was refused Walker hit Mr.
[arter over the head with a pistol.
fr. Harter attempted to resist but
ras pushed back by Walker repeated
r, while Walker and his son, Ben,
ept up a continuous fire in the di
ection of Harter, the younger man
tanding on the left of his-father.
'he attention of the witnesses was
ot called to the affair until after
everal shots were fired. Each of
hem swore that he did not see Ear
?r shoot at all.
After shooting the witnesses walk
d about 300 yards to the place of
e shooting and found Harter gap
ig and dying. There was a 38-cal
)re pistol with'one empty cartridge
i it lying half way between the dy
ig man and the edge of the plat
)rm. It was testified by several wit
esses that Walker had threatened
ie life of Harter -because Harter had
Mcially taken a pistol from the pris
ner at Allendale a year ago.
Dr. Lawton, who held the post
Lortem examination, testified that
>ur 38 pistol balls entered the front
f the body and passed through
ie -body, one of them going through
1e heart, and two 32 pistol .balls en
red the left arm. One of them was
ut out and introduced In evidence.
The doctor stated after the inquest
at he dressed a slight scalp wound
n Mr. Walker after the tragedy.
ne of the witnesses stated that
Talker was bloody. Several testi
ed that Mr. Harter never rose from
ie. 'bench on which he was sitting.
he elder Walker was interviewed
[onday and referred- every one to his
torneys, Messrs. Warren and War
an. The attorneys, when asked for
statement. said that the defense
-as self-defense. 'Beyond this no
:atement was given out.
NALED FOR WHITE SLAVERY.
roiineit Farmers of Georgia Lure
George and William Walker, prom
ent farmers of Walker county, Ga..
re in jail awaiting trial on a serious
arge. It is alleged that they lured
*om her home, Susie Fricks, the
retty 14-year-old daughter of a
eighbor, took her to the home of
eorge Walker, in the absence of his
ife, where she spent the night, con
aled her the next day from her par
ad put her on a train bound for
labama City Ala., where George
alker, it is said, promised to join
The child attracted the attention
the railroad conductor, who per
ided her to return home. The par
ats and put her on a train bound for
nducting a vigorous serch when
e little girl returned. Before her
eparture she had left a note stating
at she was to marry in a short time
ad go to Oklahoma to live. George
talker, the alleged instigator of the
ime is a married man. William
Jalker is being held as an accessory.
Finds Husband Dead.
Two weeks ago Mrs. John Britz of
'shkosh, Wis., found her father-in
i~w dead in his bed, a victihn of heart
sease. Thursday she discovered
er husband had succumbed to the
ime ailment during the night. Her
ndition, due to shock, is such that
>cal physicians have only small hope
To Tssue Paper.
A national official paper will be
stablished by the National Farmers'
nion. It was said the purpose of
i publication would be to advance
ie interests of organized farmers by
isseminating information regarding
a pending legislation in which
irmers are interested.
Home infiuence and not legislation
;needed to curb the "tango" and the
turkey trot" and slit-skirt wearing,
the opinion of Vice-President Mar
hall. Mr. Marshall was the principal
peaker Sunday at the camp meeting
f the Methodist Episcopal Church,
ouhat Greaat Falls, Va.
SUCCESS3 IN _MXIL
ASSURANCES GIIE THAT IER
OUTLOOK -.0 -HOPEF
Wilson and Bryan Adopt A
That Huerta Has Been
and They Think. That
opments May- Lead toP
President Wilson and
Bryan have adopted the'ittitu
the elimination of Victoriano-S
from the Presidentialracen-in
is assured and that the first step to-,
ward the establishment of,.
Mexico has abeen--accomplished. 'hi
was the autheritative declarating
Thursday of adrhinistration offiaE
who also let'it be knowp -
That oral assurances had.
given !Xelson O'Shaughnessy, e
d'affaires of, the American e
of Huerta' Intention not to-b6-;
candidate hi the app'roaching'eI
tion. That the Uited.Stateswould
construe literally the argimentl
the second note of Frederlc6Gam
Mexican minister of foreign affirs
who pointed out at great lengeh tw.r
a provisional president in Meic -:a
ineligible to qucceed himself.
That any effort on the pakt
Huerta to citcumvent the
tion, by'iesigning in advance of ;the.1
elections in'.favor of another pr oy
sional president, would be regarded' !
by the United States as a breck
faith before the world. Much
was laid by the officials u h
withdrawal by Senor Gamboa,n, his
second note, of the original demand
for recognition by the United States
through the, exchange of au-bassa
That the Zuerta government had
in effect withdrawn its demand for
recognition is now held by many
Washington officials, notwithstanding;
Senor Gamboa's declaration 'in the
same note that he would "always
stand on the unavoidable condf -A
which declares that we are in realfty
the adinterim constitutional govei-h
ment of the Mexican Republic".
Dispatches from the Mexican Cap-<
ital, stating on high autlbrity that
Huerta would resign soon in favor of
Gen. Geronimo Trevino so as to be ant.
eligible candidate for the Presidency
attracted .wide attention.
The administration offietals li jl:_
taken the view that Huerta has been
eliminated from the Presidential con
test, are looking forward to the early
negotiation of an armistice by -the
Mexican factions and the.. prompt
holding a constitutional election.
The United States will consider itself
free to withhold recognition-until af
ter it has scrutinized the elections to:
determine if they had the approval
of the Mexican people.
FIYD THEM DEAD.
eighbors Discovers Bodies of Two
Women Next Door.
Oliver Price, a rich farmer, twqlve
miles east of Waynesboro, Pa., left
hs home Tuesday, staying all night.
with his- son at Ride's Landing, where
e took an early train- for Pittsburgh
n business. . He left at home his
wife, sixty, his twelve-year-old grand
aughter and Walter Thomas, a farm
hand, twenty, who had lived at the
Price home for the past three years.
A neighbor woman went to the
Price home at 10 a..m. Wednesday
and found the granddaughter lying
unconscious in the yard with- a frac
tured skull, while the lifeless body of
Mrs. Price was lying in her bed in a
upper room with the skull crushed
in with a heavy hammer which was
found lying near. The farm hand
Thomas 'was seen to ride into
Milsboro on one of the Price horses
about 4 a. m. and it is believed he
oarded a train there. Sheriff White
of Greene County has asked officials
f the surrounding ,country to arrest
TR AGEDY MAY BE CLEARED.
Thirty-five Men Burned to Death in
Jackson Prison Fire.
The origin of the fire In the con
vit cage at the Oakley, Miss., prison
farm, In which thirty-five men lost
their lives, may ~leared If the
story told by WJ'ite, a negro
convict, is proved true. White says
that on the night of the fire he saw
a white man run from the building
and In a few minutes the flames burst
forth. He said this man waited until
the flames had gained some headway
and then fired a pistol to attract at
tention to the fire.
White escaped some time ago, but
was recaptured and carried to ,Tack
son, Miss. He says he knows the
man he believes set the cage afire,
but will divulge his name only to
Superintendent Gaithers, of the pris
The Gaffney Ledger puts this one
in the question box: "If, as the ex
perts tell us, hookworms stay in the
sand and dirt, how is it that they
weren't all parched to death during
the 'ast two months.'' It seems that
the hook worm and the boll weevil
can survive all sorts of weather.
Dog Leads to Murder in Florida.
Charley Morgan, a negro, murder
ed Turner Camp at Lake Alfred, Fla.,
after a quarrel over a dog.
On Lecture Tour.
Secretary Bryan delivered, several:
lectures in Pennsylvania early .this