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VOL. XXVIII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2
JUZINS AND iERIANS DIT
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EFAUl AlE LAEIIi
Rossian Staff Withholds Dqtala -.
Ptograd Correspondent Estmats
50,000 German Prlsoners-Berlin
caMin 40,000 Prisoners, 30 Can.
no. and 160 Ammnnition Wagons.
Eemdon reports. "The Russian
general staff .stM is withholding da
tails of the victory which Petrograd
sai the Russians have won over Ger
man foreas that penetrated Poland.
-U. is now clear that the Rusnian
victory a Poland is decisive," says
the Petrograd correspondent of The
Express. "The number of prisoners
taken by the Russians is estirated at
"The Germans have begun a re
treat along the entire front,".the cor
respondent continues, "and in many
placee the Sight is a disordered rout,
marked by the abandonment o1 artil
1ery, maxims and transports.
"Berlin meanwhile Is beginning to
talk phout repulsing Russian attacks,
whch"s a s btle method of announc
ingthat theGerman troops are on the
'tBlIn reports by wireless through
"Our troops under Gen. von
~acnnaen at Lpdz and 'Lowicz In
gli~eetbavy -losses on the first and
second, and on a portion of the fifth
Rnnsian armtes. In addition to many
kiedand wounded, we have in our
n about 40,000 uninJured
prisoners, 70 cannons, 160 ammuni
I tion wagons and 156 machine guns.
while we destroyed 30 cannon.
"In these battles our young troops
dd brilliantly in spite of great sacri
We baye not succeeded in bring
tag this fghting to a close in spite
of the -excellent result already gain
ed. This is due -to the enemy bring
ing up extra strong reinforcements
from. the east and the west."
?trograd reports the following of
ficial communication Thursday: "In
the bttla of L Z, which continues
to develop; the advantage remains
with. our troops.
"The Germans are making strenu
.ous efforts to facilitate the retreqt.
Their troops, after having penetrated
in the directionj of Brzezicy, are now
retiring to the i-egion of Strykow,
under conditions very unfavorable for
"On the Austrian front our action
continueswith sucss. In the fight
tug of Novimber 2S we took as many
as 8,000 prisoners, includin&two reg
iments with their commanders and
Be3in reports: "News from East
and West is tending to show that the
German.advance is -proceedifig steadi
"From Galicia came an official re
port that the Russlns are keing
being driven back through the Cr
"In ,the district around Plicia and
* oldrom itis reported the Austrians
hbave .takean~29,000 prisoners and 49
miachine .gus in the last few days."
london reports: " Except to the
nocth of Verdun, where the Germans
wereWtepulsed and asked for an arm
istice- which -was refused, fighting In
the-Western theatre still Is largely an
irtillery-exchange. There is evidence,
however, that the Germans contem
plate another desperate effort to get
through to the French coast .ports.
"Every report from Belgium by
way of Holland shows that the Ger
mans are bringing up reinforcements
and guns, by) so closely Is the secret
Sguarded that there Is no indication ts
to where the blow Is to be delivered.
It wil doubtless be a heavy one, back
ed by all the men, guns and other
machines of war of which the Ger
man seem to have unlimited sup
"The Allies have made every pre
Itaration to meet this assault. At
the same time preparations have been
completed for the defense of the east
cosist of England, for the oninlon still
holds that If the Germans fall in their
latest plans they will attempt a raid
on England wilth warships and trans-.
ports for which German submarines
are trying to prepare the way.
"Lord Altchener in the House of
Lords declared all the gaus in thE
British army, which for a long time
had fought against great odds. now
had been flned and wnat both British
and French reinforcements had
reached the front. Whle. Lord Kitch
ener exuressed confidence in the re
snujt of the war and asserted that 30.
000 recruits wore joining the British
army each week, he warned the pub
lic that still more men would be re
"The secretary of war added that
the Indian force was in touc~h with~
the Turks ten miles each of the Suez
canal, while Indian and British
troons were busy on the shores of
the Persian gulf and throughtopft Af
British Patrolling Vessel Finds Way
to Attack German Terror.
The secretary of the British ad
miralty announces that the German
submarine boat U-18 reported off the
north coast of Scotland Monday
morning, was re.-med by a British
patrolling vessel and foundered.
The patrolling ship rammed the
submarine at 12:30 o'clock in the
afternoon. The U-I8 was not seen
again until 1:20, when she appeared
on the surface, flying a white flag.
Shortly after this she foundered, just
as the British destroyer Garry came
alongside. The destroyer rescued
three officers and 23 of the subma
rine's crew, only one being drowned.
The submarine U-18. of the Ger
man navy was built in 1912. She
had a cruising radius of two thousand
miles and a sueed of 14 knots above
water and 8 knots submerged.
Deputy Kills Negro.
Prince Bouknight, a negro of
Aiken, was killed Saturday night at
his home by Luke Rogers, a deputy
who was absolved by the coroner's
BATTLESHP BLOWN UP
BRITISH LOSE OLD SHIP WHET
Vessel DisAppeared in Three Minutes
Eight jiundred Men on Board Ai
Lost Except Fourteen.
The British battleship Bulwarl
was destroyed by an explosion as sh4
lay off Sheerness, England, earli
Thursday. There are only fourteer
survivors from the crew of 700 oi
800 men who were a,board.
The explosion Is believed to have
occurred in her forward magazine
Whether it was caused by accident oi
design is a question to be determined
by a commission appointed to investi
In the oDinion of naval men it was
an internal explosion that put an end
to the battleship which for twelve
years has done service at home and
aboard, and lately had been guarding
EngsLnd's shores. There was nc
great upheaval of water such a,
would have occurred if she had beer
torpedoed or struck by a mine. In.
stead the ship was enveloped ir
smoke and flame, and when this had
cleared nothing coull be seen bul
wreckage floating on the wtaer.
Houses in towns seven and eighl
miles away were shaken by the ex
plosion, and even before men on shIps
anchored near by could reach their
own decks the Bulwark had disap
peared. The sea was strewn with
wreckage, while pieces of the ship
were thrown six or seven miles on to
the Essex shore.
The Bulwark, which was one of
the oldest battleships, cost 1,000,000
The vessel disappeared beneath the
waves in three minutes. So terribly
was the Bulwark rent that it was im
possible to render her any assistance.
Immediately after the explosion the
vessel was blotted out by smoke, and
as the veil slowly lifted a handful of
men were struggling in the water.
Small craft rushed to their aid and
picked them up. Some of the crew
were badly mutilated. A touch of
the dramatic was added to the catas
trophe by the fact that the band of
the Bulwark was playing when the
The disaster occurred while Vie
Bulwark was lying at anchor of the
naval port of Sheerness, near the
mouth of the Thames, but the officers
of the port scout the public impres
sion that the vessel was the victim
of a German submarine. This seems
to be supported by the absence of an
unheaval in the water, as the first
lord of-the admiralty explained.
Although only 15 years old. and no
longer on the first fighting line, the
Bulwark still wt.s a useful unit. The
loss of the ship, however, was noth
ing ,compared with heavy loss in
The British battleship Bulwark.
15,000 tons displacement, was laid
down in 1899 and completed in 1902.
She was 411 feet long, 75 feet wide
and drew 29 feet of water. Her arm
ament consisted of four- 12-inch, 12
-inch guns, sixteen 12-poundeds, six
3-pounders azid four submerged tor
pedo tubes. She had a complement
of 750 men.
Sheerness is on the Thames. at the
mouth of the estuary of the Midway.
[t is thirty-five miles down the river
- A SILENT GUN.
English Observer Says Germans Are
Using Latest Weapon.
A silent gun is the latest weapon to
be brought forward by the German
army in France, according to a nar
rative by Col. E. D. Swinton, British
ye-witness at the front. The narra
tive, dated November 23, was given
out by the offcial press bureau. It
"In our centre the enemy employed
a silent ggun which may be pneumatiC
r worke-1 by some .mechanical con
trivance. There Is no report of dis
charge, the projectile travels through
the air without any of the warning
made by an ordinary shell, and the
first notice of its arrival is the deto
nation. So far the weapon has done
. A. Richey One of Those Who Re
eived Thanksgiving Clemency.
R. A. Richey, whom the governor
Wednesday paroled without condi
tions except good behavior, was con
victed of debauching a girl who was
his ward. He was sentenced in the
Abbevinle court of sessions, spring
term of 1910, to ten years imprison
ment. Two years ago he was releas
ed on parole, subject to certain con
Richey comes of a family promi
nent for many years in Abbeville and
Laures counties. The girl in the
case became an inmate of the Door
of Hope in Columbia after the trial
Richey is said to have become an in
valid after his commitment to the
oenitentiy. He is a man of middle
Over 120,000 Persons Investigate&
6,000 Hous'es Searched.
Reginald McKenna, the home see
retry, stated in the House of Coin
mon Thursday that 120.000 case!
of suspicious aliens had been inves.
tigated. Six thous~and houses hac
been ransacked and 342 persons in
terned. With regard to suggestion!
that all Germans s~nd Austrians i
England be interned. Mr. McKenns
said that not all the English In Aus
tria and Germn!y had been interne(
and that if all allan enemies in thi
United Kingdom should be locked up
a useless injustice would be done.
Wife Sees His Death.
As his wife watched F. E. Radim~
warm up his auto for the races a
Knoxville. Tenn., his car crashec
through a fence Thursday, killing
Canada Orders Armored Autos.
The Dominion of Canada has plac
ed an order for forty armored mnoto:
cars, fitted with revolving turrets.
Cossacks Capture Aeroplane.
A party of Cossacks captured ai
aeroplane and two aviators nsa:
ASK AID Of u. 3.
SOUTH AMERICA WANTS NEUTRAL
ZONE ALONG ALL COASTS
WOULD RESTORE TRADE
Leading South American Countries
Suggest Conference to "Agree on
Steps" to "Protect and Restore
Pan-American Trade-Wait on
The United States government has
been asked by the principal South
Americannations to co-operate with
them in negotiations with European
belligerents to bring about the ex
clusion of all belligerent warships
from the waters of the American
countries with each other. Argentina.
Chile, Peru and Uruguay have laid
their suggestion before the Wash
Virtually all the Central and South
American countries have been circu
larized by some of the principal na
tions, resulting in a series of diplo
matic conferences in Washington and
the capitals of South America which
are now in progress.
While the proposals are different
In character and scope they all seek
the same end-the restoration or the
trade between North and South Amer
ica, paralyzed by the European war.
The movement has also for its ob
ject removal of serious friction be
tween countries of this hemisphere
and European belligerents on ques
tions of neutral!'.
The impetus that will make any
plans effective, it is recognized, rests
with President Wilson. The various
plans thus far formally communicat
ed to the United States are as fol
1. The establishment of neufral
zones on the atlantic and Paciflc
coasts of North and South America,
within which the belligerents shall be
asked to agree not to engage in hos
2. The convocation of a general
conference of diplomatic representa
tives and commercial delegates of all
American countries with power to
agr-e on steps which can be taken to
protect and restore Pan-American
S. The appointment by the Pan
American union of a comMittee to
recommend steps that would remove
dangers to Pan-American trade.
4. Prohibition by all nations of the
two Americas of the privileges hith.
erto exercised by the belligerents of
coaling in neutral ports, og the Issu
ance of only a sufficient quantity of
coal to enable a belligerent vessel to
reach the nearest port of another
Already some of the powers of
Europe have been felt on the propo
sitions and It is understood Great
Britain is ready to deny her war
ships entry into Central and South
American ports to coal if the United
States approves the proposal and oth
er belligerents agree.
While many diplomats believe re
strictions of coaling privileges alone
would not be effective in keeping bel
ligerent warships from American
waters, the fact that England with
her sea power looked with favor on
measures that would assist the South
Armerican countries in peserving
their neutrality and restoring their
trade has been a source of much en
couragement to diplomatists here.
The entire movement is as yet in a
formative state and depends largely
for its progress on the attitude of the
United States towards it. Those in a
position to know the preliminary
opinions expressed by high officials
of the Americar. government in early
stageh of the negotiations learned
that the United States was particular
ly anxious to take no step which
might impair its influence with any of
the belligerents in eventual settle
ment of the European war. South
American diplompats, realizing this,
have sought to find some common
ground on which to act, so that tang
ible and practical results will be ob
tained without embarrassing the neu
trals in their relations with the bel
The position of the Southern coun
tries as voiced by representatives'here
is one of earnest and serious effort to
assert their rights as neutrals. Their
trade has suffered and they felt they
as the Innocent victims of a conflict
which they could not have prevented.
With th very economic life of the
South American nations threatened
by the rupture of trade connections
with Europe the Latin countries are
looking to the United States for capi
tal to promote domestic enterprises
and they believe the development of
their industries by foreign interests
will not come until Pan-American
trade has been given protection.
DIDN'T STAY LONG.
Convict Escaped Seven Years Ago
and Returned for a Week.
Harry Dean, member of a family
long prominent in the Piedmont sec
tion, shot and killed a young neigh
bor, Miller McKinney, near his home
in the Tucapau section of Spartan
burg county. He was then only 18
years old. Dean was sentenced by
the late Judge Ernest Gary, Septem
ber 17, 19N., to life imprisonment.
Dean escaped from the penitentiary
about seven years ago. Last Wednes
day he reappeared at the prison with
his brother and was put back to work,
but Governor Blease turned him loose
the day before Thanksgiving.
Launch Was Warned.
Dispatches from Turkey say that
the launch of the Tennessee was
warned of the mine iel before she
approached t1mn and shots were fired
as an additional warning when the
boat appeared in danger.
Rider Killed in Savannah.
In full view of 1.000 people Gray
Sloop, was killed at Savannah, Ga.,
Thursday as he was leading in a
motorcycle race. He lost conti1 of
Making Goods for Soldiers.
Wisconsin mills are working over
time to fill an order for 1,296,000
pali~ ozf socks and 400.000 sweaters
for the armies of England and
MURDERED ON TRAIN
DEAD MAN HAS NO SPEAKER BUT
BLEASE FREES SLAYER.
Young - Columbian Killed on Board
Circus Train En Route to Augusta
-Body Thrown Off.
George Nichols, who was paroled
Wednesday, was convicted in Lexing
ton county court in November, 1910,
of the murder of Paul Williams, a
young Columbian. Nichols was sen
tenced to life imprisonment. His
partner in the crime was a giant ne
gro from Louisiana, vho was also
sent up for life and has not been re
leased. Nichols is from Cairo, Ill..
where he is said to have prominent
Paul Williams, a clerk in the
freight office of the Southern railway,
was murdered 'and robbed on a cir
cus train, which he boarded with his
friend, John C. Weekley, In Columbia
to go to Augusta. The circus had
showed In Columbia Saturday after
noon and night. For a lark. Paul
Williams and his friend decided to
ride on the first section of the train
to Augusta. They boarded It at the
Blanding street yards.
The employees of the circus had
been paid off in Columbia. On the
first section of the train rode the can
vasmen, a rough crew gathered from
all over the country. They held high
revel after the -train left Columbia,
gambling and drinking. Williams and
Weekley heard their drunken cries
Soon after the train left Lexington
a party of drunken canvasmen start
down the train on a rampage. Week
ley climbed into a wagon on one of
the cars and crept under the canvas.
He thought Williams had followed
He heard two or three pistol shots
and then things quieted down. Week
ley hid in the wagon under the cah
vas until morning, when he went back
to the place where he had left Wil
liams and found a pool of blood.
Weekley -left the train at a station in
Aiken county and told the agent What.
A conductor on a passenger train
bound to Columbia found Williams'
body beside the track near Gilbert in
Lexington county. He had been shbt
through the head and robbed. His
watch and ring and even his shOas
Chief of Police Elliott of Augusta
corralled the whole circus troupe In
ugusta as they left the traih. He
examined all of the canvAsmed who
rode on the first section of the train.
A blood stain on Nichals' straw hat
ad a splutch. biood on the negro's
shirt betrayed him. They were con
victed of murder with recommenda
tion ta mercy, after trial In. the Lei
Ierca Sending Oily Haif Enough
to Feed Population.
This Thanksgiving day found 7,
00,000 starving persobs in war
swept Belgium crying out.for bread
nd only half endugh food on hand
tb appeAse their hlnger. Three thou
sand tohs of food are required each
day to feed the sufferers, yet to date
he United States, upon which the
Belgians must depend in the niain
for sustenance, has furnished less
han half that aniount.
The foregoing epitomizes a state
ent Issued Thursday by the Ameri
an commission for relief of Belgians,
arrying a plea foir food for Inhabi
tants of the stricken land. A cable
from H. C. Hoover, cwhairnian of tile
London commilisidn, declared the sit
ti1n desperate and urged imme
:date assistance. Hoover said the
commission was sending several ships
o the Atlantic seaboard, trusting that
Americans would fill them with sup
The middle states are leading In
contributions, the comyn! I ion says.
The South, even though it suffered
from the war, is helping too. Al&
bama will send a shipload of provi
sions from Mobile about December
15. Flour will be sent in cotton
sacks and when the sacks are empty
they can be turned into clothidg. Vir
ginia Is preparing 's cargo of food
for January shipment.
TWO KILLT D IN THE NIGHT.
Florida Lawyer and Daughter Found
in Remain" of Rome.
Two persons were killed with an
axe in a costly country residence
near Miami, Fla., early Thursday,
and the house then destroyed by fire,
with the evident intention of conceal
ing the crime.
The dead are Ada~m A. Boggs, a
widely known Florida lawyer, and
Marjorie Boggs, his daughtei'. The
attorney was 45 and the young wo
man 18 years old.
Neighbors found the bodies in a
search of the ruins of the residence.
The skulls of both had been crush
ed and the flames had so eharred the
bodies as to make them almost un
Life Savers Drowned.
Five members of a life saving
crew were drowned nine miles north
of San Francisco Monday night while
while trying to reach a stranded
Carranza Shows Campnign Plans.
It Is the strategy of the Constitu
tionalists to let Gens. Villareal and
Hay defend Toifipico while Gen. Ob
regon hits the west.
Naval Station Off Chile.
It is rumored at Lima, Chile. that
the Germans have established a naval
station off the coast of that country.
German Destroyer Wrecked.
In a collision with a Danish steam
er near Anglodane the German tor
pedo boat destroyer S-124 founder
Cotton Being Ex~ported.
A dispatch from New Orleans sayn
97,2626 baies of cotton were export
ed to foreign countries last week.
St. Louis Gasps in Smoke.
Smoke from the forest fires of
southeastern m.issouri drove man:
residents out of their homes Tuesday
Will Enforce Neutrality.
Chile has dispatched three destroy.
era to seek out the alleged Gern~az
SHIP HITS ROCKS
SPECTATORS ON SHORE UNABLI
TO SAVE PASSENGERS.
Ship Slowly Pounded to Pieces a
Life Savers Are Drowned in At
1 empting Rescue.
The steam schooner Haulei, ashore
on Duxbury reef, near San Francisco,
broke in two just before dawn Tues
day with something over 54 souls
aboard. Forty-three survivors were
reported rescued Tuesday night,
Eighteen dead have been wasned
ashore. How many are missing never
will be known, for the company's
bist available passenger list gives
twenty-eight passengers and twenty
six crew, a total of fifty-four souls,
whereas, the known dead and saved
.The schooner, which had been
pounded by the surf since Monday
noon, when she ran ashore in a fog,
went all to pieces. Her bow, which
hung over the reef and had been
t*sted to a right- angle, slid into
the water and drifted to within 100
yards of the beach. The quintet
who first came ashore swam from this
. A few more hours would have sav
ed every soul aboard. An hour
suld have saved maly. After all
hope had been given up ashore and
an board the wreck, the sixth line
fired by the Golden Gate .park life
saving crew, under Captain Norman
Nelson, Went- over the vessol. A
breeches buoy was rigged and then
the line parted amid cries which rose
above the thunder of the surf.
Efforts to take off the Hanalel's
passengers and crew from shore. be
gan) late Monday after a dozen ves
bels had tried to reach her and were
prevented by fog and surf. The Fort
Point life saving station from the
beach fired lines, which fell short,
until In desperation they double
charged their. mortar and It burst.
An effort to launch a boat from the
Hanalei failed, and a passenger was
A sailor tried t", swim shore with
a line and the men on the beach
5Otald see his arm swing above the
waves, but at the line of breakers he
sahik and his body went out to sea.
A . passengor t6k a line and got
ishore,, but the line became unfas
teed as he swam. One other man, It
was reported, also reached shore.
A life saving crew which went out
toward -the wreck was upset.' The
oiptain l'each6d shore and the 5
mainiht five tnen got aboard the
Hanalei. Two later were washed oft
and drowned and there seemed no
hope for ay rescue. At two o'clock
tih the morning the Golden Gate life
saving crew with a larger mortar ap
peared, It begah to shedt lihes to
ward the wreck as the tide rose.
After the third shot the water was
waist deep on the schOoner and the
ieless operator, who was sending
with an itiprevised outfit held in
bfie hand, repoited-that the pssel
gers were desperate.
"We will get, ashore as best we
caa,".he reported; "We can not stay
tut they dared not trust the
"Try once more. Hurry, THirry,"
called the operatioi a little later.
The steameir wint to pieces after a
night spent in heroic but fntile efforts
by pers6lis dn shOre to fit up a line
to the vessel by which the passenl
gers and crew could be removed from
anger. Those on board kept their
ourage to the last and It was not
until the hull parted across the rock
where she. had balanced .since Mon
day tabrning that they ledlped into
the water and fought toward the sig
al fires which burned on the beach.
A large portion of the hull with a
spar projecting from It, wallowed to
ward shore on the combers, carrying
many.persons who clung desperately.
A searchlight had been rigged up
on the top of a bluff and with its rays
swimmers wete aided In avoiding the
heay tlibeis adrift and ik heiding
When the hulk was - withain 300
feet bf shors it sti-hdk a stibmierged
rck anid keeled over. All those who
had been hanging to the spar or the
bits of rigging were washed off. A
few still clung to the hulk, however,
as It was wrenched free from the
rock and continued to drift shore.
ward. Finally a wayve threw it so
high upon the aand- that life-savers
We-e abl'e to assist the few half
The vessel was a small coaster of
660 tons, plying on a local run, and
all the dead are Californians. Amo'ng
them was the Infant soti of Ml's. Val~
entine Fraiz, fO San francisco, who
was saved herself. She held her baby
by~ Its dresses in her clenched teeth,
clutching a tiinbei- With her hahds
dtIl 4xhaustion loosened her jaws.
Sidney Ashton, chief steward, pick'
ed up a floating baby, lashed it to hi!
back and swam with it five hours be
fore a sea wrenched loose. Most of
the dead brought in by the McCul
loch had swallowed cruUe petroleum,
smeared oh the waveO frdm the ship's
fuel tanks when she broke up and
alhough many showed signs of life
wen first picked up It was fmpos
sible to resuscitate them. '
To Use Armored Miotor 50ats.
The Germans are preparing a largi
number of high power engined motot
boats for use in the canals of Bel
gum. They will carry quick firini!
Daniels Starts investigation.
Learning that two sailors in uni
forms were debarred from a public
playhouse in Washington. Secretar3
Daniels has started to investigate th<
Big War Orders.
A Chicago dispatch tells of order!
from England for $15,000,000 wortl
of autos, wagons, sleds, harness an<
The British announce that twi
British battleships bombarded Zee
brugge Tuesday and that the Ge)
mans 'replied feebly.
To Keep Discarded Guns.
Secretary of War Garrison has re
fused to sell the dis:;rded war rifle
through fear that some of the bel
ligerent powers may use them.
France to Take Part.
The Frepoh government, it Is ax
nounced, will maintain an exhibit g
IPARONS HIS PALS
5OVENOR BLEASE TURNS CON
TIT OUT Of PN.
SOME DIRTY SCOUNDRELS
Gbvernor's Weak Heart Has its Cus
tonary Attack on Thanksgiving
Day-His Pardons Pass to Rapists,
Murrderers, Thieves, Wife-Killers
and Other Workers of M to People.
E-ecutive clemency was exercised
WeP'':sday in 101 cases by the gov
ernor of South Carolina, who made
use of the same power last Thanks
giving season in 105 cases, and who
has to date used it in 1,430 cases.
Pardons, paroles and commutations
were issued Wednesday. A few are
to restore citizenship, but' most of
them will work the release of men
serving sentence in the penitentiary,
on the State farms and on county
chain gangs. Fewer than 70 con;
victs will be left in the penitentiary
itself. Last week the number in the
prison and on the farms was less
Sixteen of the men to be released
Thursday under the orders issued
Wednesday are serving life terms for
murder, 31 are serving terms of two
to 30 years each for manslaughter
and 54 are held to hard labor for of
fenses less serious. Fifty-three are
white, 46 are negroes, one is an In
dian. The race of one is not set forth
in the official list.
D. C. Aiken, white; January, 1913,
Anderson; violation of dispensary
law; $100 or three months upon pub
lic works. Paroled during good be
ha'vtr and upon further condition
that s'iould he ever again be convict
ed of violating dispensary law, he
shal serve his sentence above men
J. P. Barfield, white; January,
1914, Clarendon; murder with recom
mention to mercy; life imprisonment.
Errest T. Benson, negro; Septem
ber, 1912, Greenville; assault and
battery with intent to kill; seven
years upon public works; paroled.
Fren tensing, white; June, 1914,
Pickens; housebreaking and larceny;
two years upon public works; parol- t
Bob Bigby, negro; May, 1913, An
derson; manslaughter; ten years; pa
Henry P. Boggs, white; March, 9
1911, Pickens; manslaughter; five c
Augh Bowles, white; June, 1913,
Chestefield;. manslaughter; , five
j. Ben gradley. white; July, 1914, 1
$erkeley;* assault and battery with
intent to kili; paroled.
154,' Williamsburg; manslaughter; r
five years; paroled.
Wright Byars, ziegro: March, 1911,
ther.okee; mahslaughter; ten years;
Berry Carter, negr6; MaY, 1914,
nderson; violation 6f dispensary
law; six nidnths; paroled during.good
b.ehavior and upon further tondition
tat sbould he ever again be convict
ed cif violatlig dispensary law, he
shall servs his sentence.
Alexander Chambliss, alias Alexan-a
der Chambers, negro; September,
1905. Marion; mur'der with recodm- I:
mendatlon .to mercy; life Imprison
Allen. China, negro; February,
1914, 5uzimieri m~nslanghter; two t
years; paroled... t
William Clark, alias "Rabbit" ne
gro; September, 1912, Charleston; 4
manslaughter; 15 years; paroled. 1
Daniel Cobb, negro; April, 1910.,
Dorchester; manslaughter; eight
years; paroled November 25, 1913; t
pardoned to restore citizenship Nov- t
ember 25, 1914.
Julius Cobb, negi-o April,- 1910, 1
D6rchester; manslaughter; eight
yeas; pasroled Ndvembei~ 25, 19.13:1
paraoned to r6StOi- 4itisdeashig Nov-r
ember 25, 1914.
Ryan Cox, white: May, 1914. An
derson; assault an'd be'tery with In-1
tent to kill; $100 or six months; pa
.James Creeh, ndgrd; Ju 1913,
Barnwell; manslaughter; four years;
Arthur Croswell, negro; March,
1906, Lee; murder with recommenda
tion to mercy; life imprisonment,
sentence commuted to 20 years Jan
uary 80, 1914; paroled November 25.,
John T. Crumnp, white; June, 1913.
Dillon; manslaughter; ten years; pa
Harry Dean, white; Spartanburg
September, 1904; murder with rec
ommendation to mercy; life Imprison
men; paroled during good behavior
and upon further condition that he
leave the State and never return, ex
cept upon permission of governor to
Larkin Denbo, negro; N'ewberry
November, 1913; assault and battery
with intent to kill and carrying con
cealedi weapons; $100 or six months;
Lizzie DeLoach, negro; Barnwell
Juie, 1913; manslaughter; two
Henry Dozier, negro; Edgefield Oc
tober, 1914; criminal assault on ne
gro girl; five years; paroled.
. Allen Einerson, white; Anderson
February, 1907; murder with recom
mendation to mercy; life Imprison
ment; paroled August 15. 1913, upon
-condition that he leave State within
24 hours and never return; pardon
Sgranted November 25, 1914.
Marion Evans, white; Orangeburg
September, 1912; manslaughter; six
years; sentence commuted to five
years and nine month on public works
February 17, 1914; paroled Novem
ber 25, 1914.
Will Forester, white; Greenville
1September, 1914; violation dispen-I
sary law; $150 or four months; pa-I
roled during good behavior and upon
further condition that should he ever
Sagain be convicted of violating dis
pensary law he shall serve remainder
Johnnie Foster, negro; Richland
June, 1914; assault anid battery of a
high and aggravated nature; one
Dewell Frady, white; Laurens Sep
Stember, 1910; larceny; 18 months;
Tom Garvin. white; Pickens Sep
tember, 1914; larceny; three months;
-Ernest F. Grimaley, White; Rich
tland June,1911; murder with recom
meatin inmeren~ life imprison
WIFE SLAYER IS FREED
BLEASE BEFRIENDS UNION'S
Tones, a Wealthy Planter, Poisoned
His Wife and Was Sent to Pen by
Jury of His Peers.
W. T. Jones, the wealthy Union
county farmer, who was serving a life
term for the murder of his wife, Mrs.
Marion Jones, will not serve the re
mainder of his days in prison. The
governor Wednesday granted him a
parole on the condition of good be
havior. The prisoner is confined on
the Union county chain gang, having
been sent there several months ago
from the State penitentiary, and will
be released when the parole is re
eived from Columbia.
Jones was tried at the spring term
f court of Union county in 1909.
The indictment charged him with
murder on two counts. The first
count charged him with "administer
[ng and causing to be administered to
the said Marion Jones a certain dead
ly poison, commonly called strych
aine," on account of which she died.
The second count chargedhim with
inficting on and creating in the said
!arion Jones certain mortal injuries
ind a mortal sickness, a further de
scription whereof Is to the Jurors
foresaid unknown, from which she
In the supreem court the verdict
)f the lower court was affirmed un
mnimously.' The decision, fled Feb
-uary 26, 1910, was written by the
ate Chas. C. Dantzler, acting asso
date justice. It was concurred by
:ra B. Jones, chief justice, and Eu
;ene B. Gary and C. A. Woods, asso
:iate justices. The case came before
e supreme court on several occa
ions after the verdict had been af
Irmed. One ground of appeal was
fter-discovered evidence. Jones
nade a long fight to procure his re
ease on bail but failed. -
The governor attached the follow
ng statement to the official paper:
'Parole the said W. T. Jones during
ood behavior; and upon the further
ondition that should he ever take
nother drink of wine, whiskey or
ther 'intoxicating liquQrs or bever
ges, he shall be required to serve
he remainder of the above mention
d sentence and upon the further
ondition should be hereafter marry
nd be convicted of abusing or mis
reating his wife he shall be arrested
.nd committed to the State peniten
lary to serve the remainder of the
entence above referred to."
The trial of W. T. Jones was be
:un February 3, 1909, in the Union
ounty court of general sessions. It
ttracted a great deal of attention be
ause of the shocking details. He
ras one of the best known and most
ucessful farmers in Union county.
le owned a large estate near Santuc
nd was also engaged in. the cotton
Boyden Nims, chemist of Columbia,
aade an examination of the contents
f the stomach of the dead woman.
Lt the trial he testified that he found
trychnine In the viscera.
giaM TWO OVER SOUP.
towdy Entered Besteurant Where He
Shot Proprietor and Vfistant.
Ernest F. drimsley, who was
,mong the prisohers paroled Wednes
(ay by the governor, iias convicted
ni the Richlanld county court in June,
911,.6f1 killing Mrs. Rosa Bessinger
.nd Waiteid andifer. He was found
nity of murder with recommenda
ion to mercy and senteficed to a life
erm In the State penitentiary.
Grimley entered a restaurant op
rted by Mrs. Bessinger at 1219 Tay
or street aid of.dered a bowl of soup.
-e then called fdi- tfi aditional roll,
rhich was refused. He lefI the res
aurant in an angry mooid anid re
urning a few minutes later Rl11ed
landifer, who -was standing behind
Mrs. 9essinger came to the door
eding from the kitchen to the lunch
-oem and he fired uponi her, Sandi
r was instantly killed. Mrs. Bes
iger died i a hospital several hours
ater. Grimsley was. then 22 or 23
rea-rs old and had been emiployed as a
:hain gang guard. At the trial the
>les of insanity was off ered.
nent; paroled during good behavior
Ld upon further condition that
houd he ever again take a drink of
r-ine, whiskey, beer or other intoxi
,ating 'beverages or liquors he shall
e arrested and committed to State
enitentary~ to serve remainder of
Juke Gunter, negro; Lexington
ies 1910; assaalt and battery with
ntent 1d kill; 18 m6hths; paroled.
Avery WIall, white; Aihed june.
1914: housebreakIng and larceny; 18
Tink Hancock, negro; Bamberg
Mfarch, 1914; manslaughter; 12
Olin Hentz, negro; Newberry
M~arch, 1914; larceny of live stock;
$5 and serle 30 months; paroled.
Tisbey Hines, negro; Greenville
sptember, 1914; violation dispen
sary law; $150 or six months; parol
ed during good behavior and upon
further condition that should he ever
again be convicted of violating dis
pensary law he shall serve remainde!
James Holliday, negro; Rlichlant
June, 1914; assault and battery of e
high and aggravated nature; on
John Hooks, white: Horry Feb
ruary, 1914; manslaughter; y
John E. Hough, white: .Kershav
March, 1913; murder and sentenced
to be electrocuted on April 25, 1913,
commuted to life imprisonment a
such labor as he is able to perforn
March 28. 1913; commuted to ng~
years imprisonment at such labor 10
he is able to perform from the dat
he entered penitentiary to serve abovi
sentence mentioned; commultatiol
dated November 25, 1914.
Sonny Huff, negro; Greenville Sep
tember, 1909; burglary and larceny
to cases, and sentenced to 12 yearl
first case; life Imprisonment, secon
cse: life imprisonment commuted t
20 years on public works February
Cornelius Johnson, negro; Flor
nce June, 1911; grand larceny; fl
Dave Johnson, negro; Kersha'
November, 1914; assault and batter
with intent to kill; $100 or 51
D. Johnson, white; Pickens Sej
ontinued on page four.)
VICTIM Of GUlNMEI
NEW TORI MURBERERS LEAf I
TO AUTO AND EsiE
RECEIVED MANY BMW
Poult-y Dealer Who Fought Hnge
Trust Became Marked Man-Store
Dynamited, Son Btacjakred, Of.
fice Robbed and Fially Bant
Baff is Shot in Back.
-Baornet Baff, the largest
ent poultry dealer in the
probably in this country, was lt
death on the street of New,"
Tuesday evening, and, In the -
of the police, he undoub
murdered by agent of the.Poury
Trust, an organizationg
he had been waging war for
- Many times since he took up the
cudgels against the trust, Bat'ple
and extensive business interestiavia
been threatened. In FebruarfA .
Baff, having been told he was.tode,
got a permit from police headlz
ters to carry a revolver.
Baff was the proprietor of .four
poultry markets, which h4s come Into
bitter conflict with'the trust. He had
apparently forgotte the thzreats
against his life; for shortlTafteir 'a
Tuesday afternoon a-young manmani
in with a message. Baff iollowed
After walking some distance twc
men slipped from a doorway and
came up behind Baf. Both hbad 'e
volvers, and they pressed the we
pons against Baff's back and:,flred
One bullet entered the left shoul
der, passed through the body. and
came out the mouth. The other alsio
enteed the left-shoulder just below
thp neck, ranged downward ad
went through,the heart. 'Baff. died.
instantly. So close were the revoVt
ers against his body. tht -his oa
and shirt were burned.
The murderers leaped over the
body of their victim and rmaouth&
The streets were crowded, buttie'wj
men, - with drawn revolvers ,~'l5ae
persons on the sidewalk tAll bcat
Twenty feet away was a brownish
touring car with its hood 'Up, AsTeir
gine chugging and chiffeur af-tbhe
wheel. Into this car the two men
leaped and one of them cried'to-the
chauffeur: "Now, g like hell!"
,No one could.be found whoeould
give a description of the murderers
although many persons had seen them
creep up behind Baff, withr their re
volvers pointed, and.- run way' after
the shots, but every one apparently
*as too excited to note their descrip-,
tion. Several persons also had
watched the car as it stood close to
the corner, and had seen the men
leap into It and -drive off, but X0o-oa
would admit having seen the AcMense
The New York World exposed the
methods and operations of the Piul
try Trust, which controlled a- trade
amounting to $12,000,000 yearly
wholesale prices, in New York city'
alone. The trust then' had planned
to shut out Baff, the Independent
dealer, and he apealed to the courts
to protect him from the combination.
The first death threat that came to
him was a postal card that had a
space for correspondence on the left
side of the address. The other side
of the card bore the picture of a man
bidding farewell to his family. In
the correspondence space .was only a
cryptic design of two equilateral i
angles, making a six-pointed star. In
the center of the~ figure was what.
looked like a capital "C."
"It is the Hebrew sign for death."
said Baff. "I have been warned,"t
and he hurried away and got the per
nit to carry a revolver.
Then came many other threats, but
Baff told the grand jury all he knew
abot the 'vicious combination, and as
a result eight-seven men were in
Finally thirteen of them were con
victed August 16, 1911, and sentene- -
ed to pay a fine of $500 each. After
these prosecutions the bitterness
against the independent dealer was
At 7 p. m. March 11 last, five Ital
ians entered 11af's-Harlem market at
417 East One Hundred and Ninth St.,
and, with drawn revolvers, started to
rob the place. In the safe, which was
open, was several thousand dollars.
Morris Newmark, the manager, slam
med the safe door before the men .
could get to it and the cashier, Miss
Cecelia Robinowitz, locked the cash
The men took what money they
could get from the employees and
left. Later the five were arrested
and all were sent to prison.
On September 19 last a bomb was
placed under the .front door of the
Harlem market and exploded- The
place was badly damaged.
Further investigation developed
that recently Baf's son, Harry, while.
on his way home from business, was
held up and blackjacked by two men,
whose apparent object was only to
inflict injury. The motive was not
SHOT VICTIM'S FATHER.
Blease Turned Out of Pen Emerson.
Who Escaped and Returned.
Allen Emerson, pardoned Wednes
day by the governor, shot and killed
Thomas Drake, a farmer, when eur
prised by Drake late one night In
company with Drake's daughter in
her bed room. He was tried in Feb
ruary, 1907, and was sentenced to
life imprisonment. While serving his
sentence he escaped from the peni
tentiary. Afterward he returned of
his own accord.
Emerson is closely related to sev
eral important families and the
Drakes also are a large and respec
table connection. Emerson, had been.
a deputy sheriff. He was paroled in
August, 1913, on the condition tbt0
Ihe leave the State.
Horses for France.
The largest shipment of hotses yet
- reported is expected to leave New
eOrleans for Furnce. Two -special
trains brought 1,620 horses from the
r' middle west.
Losses of English Navy.
The war, losses of the Englisf n8vy
- Iare 4,327 killed, 473 woiinded, -and