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MRS. FANNIE CARSON
Columbia, March 17.?Fannie Carson
left the Btate penitentiary today a free
woman. Gov Ansel yesterday signed
iL a pardon for her, taking this action on
W recommendation of the state hoard cf
pardons. She was convicted in Spart
anburg county In 1895. on the charge
of killing hor husband.
Ffteen years of prison life have left
their marks upon on?o a comely wo.
man. She Is frail and her face bears
tho wrinkles of the worry and fatigue
Of a long imprisonment.
Yesterday at the penitentiary, when
a newspaper man handed her tho par
don by Gov. Ansel, there came a new
light into her sad eyes and In a trem
bling voice she said, "I am so glad.
Yoa, I thing Gov. Ansel and everybody
that has aided in securing my liberty.
I am going back to Spartanburg and
my old daddy will bo at the station to
meet me. I. have never lost hope while
behind these prison walls, for I knew
that my father was working for my
She became very pensive and care
fully read the tidings that meant so
much to her. When she realized the
full meaning of the message, she talk
ed more freely.
She 1b 40 years of age and came to
tho penitentiary when 25. "I have
never been outside of these prison
walls for 15 years," said Fannie Car
son, "and I don't know just how I am
going to feel. I don't expect that I
will know Spartanburg. Oh, I am so
glad. There Is something left In life
for me. I will got to see my children.
When I left them they were both little
tots; now both are married and I have
a grandson. I havo been well treated
since coming to the penitentiary and
have no complaint to make, except that
I havebeen confined within four walls.
Capt. Griffith and Capt. Roberts have
been very kind to mo."
The officers say that she made a
model prisoner. For eight years she
worked In tho hoslory mill. For the
paut botcu years sho has been matron
for the woman's department of the
penitentiary. There are threo other
white women prisoners. Yesterday one
of tho negro women life prisoners came
to the room of Mrs. Carson and wltli
tears running down hor face said, "I
am glad that you are going away, but
we Is going to miss you, Miss Fannie."
On the table In Mrs. ('arson's room
are found two pictures One of a lit
tle girl and the other a woman. The
pictures are thoso of her daughter
when the mother left home and as she
1? today. The mother will leave Co
lumbia this aftornoon at 1:10 to enter
a home again for tho first tlmo in IB
"I am so happy," eaid Mrs. Carson
"that I will not sleep any tonight,
When the pardon board recommended
my pardon, I would lie awake at nlghte
and think of tho great big world on
the outside and wonder if Gov. Ansel
would act favorably on the report. 1
^ would think of my old father, who has
worked bo long for my liberty and my
children, who wants me to come home
to them; I know they will bo glad t<;
nee me and there Is a now life ahead
for me. I am thankful and happy.
"When I first came to the prison 1
alwayB had a hope of some day going
forth a free woman. I don't know
what a convict would do if they all
did not havo that same hope. I would
havo died long ago, had It not been
for that thuoght. It has kept me nllvf
and given me now lifo evory day fot
the long struggle which I have been
through for tho past 15 years."
The officers at tho prison say thai
?ho has made a model prisoner, nnc
all were glad that sho has boon par
The crime for which Mrs. Carsor
waa convicted wag ono of tho mosl
horrible In tho history of the state
and attracted a great deal of attention
at the time.
The husband of Mrs. Carson was f\
farmer, who resided in the upper hoc
tlon of Spartanburg county. He wot
unkind to her and n drinking man
She becamo infatuated with a neigh
bor by tho namo of Green, and they
planned to get rid of ('arson. At the
trial in Spartanburg county in 1895
when Judgo Earle presided, it wai
brought out that Green had a greni
Influence over Mrs. Carson. Tho twe
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STARTS NEXT MONTH
Precinct Club Meetings Will be Held
April 23, County Convention
With the meeting of the various
precinct clubs next month the Dem
ocratic party machinery will be put
in motion. This statement may serve
as a reminder that this is election
year in South Carolina. Campaigning
has started already In many coun
ties and by the time or before the
state Convention is hold ai Coiuiuoia,
May 18, there will b? announcements
falling thick and fast.
April 23, the precinct clubs will
elect their officers, ohooso delogates
to the county convention and name
a member of the county executive
May 2 the county conventions
meet in the several county seats. These
conventions each select a county
chairman, a member of the state
executive committee and delegates to
the state democratic convention.
May 18 the state convention mco.ts
in Columbia. Its work will be large
ly routine. The only years in which
this convention is important are those
of presidential election.
The stato democratic executive
committee, which handles the ma.
chlnery of the party, will meet at
the call of Chairman Willo Jones to
arrange for the primaries, the first
on August 30 and the second Septem
ber 13. The committee will also fix
the schedulo for tho campaign meet
Senator TUlmnn at Home.
Trenton, March 17,?Senator D. R.
TUlmnn arrived hero this morning
seemingly not tho worse for his trip
from Washington. He stood the trip
remarkably well. He walked from tho
train to his carralgo without assistance
Senator Tillman waB accompanied by
Mrs. Tillman and his two daughters,
Misses Lona and Sophie Tillman.
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husband. Several times tho plans
miscarried. Mrs. Carson and Green
were assisted by a young man by the
name of Pago. Finally all plans were
arranged and Carson, while asleep,
was butchered In hQ room by Green,
who had been let into tho houso by
On that night Mrs. Carson fled to
the home ?f n neighbor. Remorse tak
le *r hold of her she broke down and
told of the crime. Tho arrest of Green,
Page and herself followed.
At the trial she recltod the entire
tragedy, telling In detail of the many
plans for the murder of her husband.
AH three were sentenced to life Im
prisonment in tho penitentiary. Some
time afterward Pago died and Green
Is still at the penitentiary.
After Mrs. Carson had been In the
penitentiary several years, a move
ment was commenced to secure her
liberty. Petitions for pardon w*?ro fil
ed with GovernorB McSweeney and
Heyward. Those two executives more
than once refused pardon to her.
In 1908 a strong petlttion was filed
with Gov. Ansel, signed by hundreds
of persons and there were many per
sonal letters. Gov. Ansel referred all
of the petitions and the papers in the
i j case to tho pardon board and that
> I body at its meeting In January, rec
ommended a pardou.
And thus ends a case In which sen.
satlon has followed sensation. The re
volting crlmo was universally con
demned, tho woman's part being to
open tho door and walk out of the
house, permitting Green to come in
and do her husband to death. Senti
ment has been ohanglng gradually,
and this case has been woven closely
Into tho woof of the politics of Spar
Mrs. Carson's father, W. C. Alder
son, is a farmer who is given highest
respect by his neighbors. He has per
sisted in his efforts to get his daugh
ter pardoned until today he sees his
work end satisfactorily. Ho will, h?j
has promised, try to make a new
home and a new life for Mrs. Carson.
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PEACH AND PLUM INSECT.
Bulletin Showing How Worm May Be
Clemson college, March 21.?A. P.
Couradl and W. H. Barre, experts of
the Clemson college experiment sta
tion have issued the following bul
letln on controlling tho worm in peach
and plum fruit:
Tho wormy fruit on peach and plum
trees Is caused by that notorious bug
known to every one as curculio, or
plum curculio. This is a warty snout
boetle. which lays Us okks in a cres
cent shaped puncture made in tho
fruit for that purpose. This crescent
shape mark Is conspicuous and well
defined on the smooth skinned fruits
but on tho fuzzy peach fruit the cres
cent shape is frequently lacking,
sometimes appearing as a small round
puncturo like that made by a pin while
in some cases it is entirely obsolete.
This insect Is best controlled with a
spray, made as follows:
Arsenate of lead, two pounds.
Fresh unslacked lime, two pounds.
Water, 60 gallons.
Mix tho arsenate of lead with water
in a pall till It has assumed the con
sistency of whitewash, then hddlhis
to tho barrol of water. Slack the lime
and add this milk of lime or white
wash to the same barrel and the spray
is then ready to be applied. Every
plum should have a good agitator in
order to keep the mixture stirred.
The time Is important in preventing
scorching of follago by any soluble
arsenic that may be present in arson
nate of lead. Only fresh whitewash
should bo used. Air slacked limes
havo no value for this purpose.
How to Spray.
First, spray thoroughly when about
50 per cent, of the petals havo fallen
Second, repeat in 10 days.
In a small orchard these Insects may
be partially controlled by jarring the
trees every other morning and collect
ing the Insects upon a sheet spread un
der the tree for this purpose. The Jar
ring should be begun at the time rec
ommended for the first spray and con
tinued for a period of six weeks, or un
til no more beetles can be jarred from
the trees. Jarring should be done early
in the morning when tho air is cool
Tho orchard should bo thoroughly
cultivated and the soil stirred at tho
surface for a period of two weeks, be
ginning seven weeks after full bloom
Jarring is laborious. Hut the spray
combined with the cultivation, is very
effective In small orchards tho col
lection and destroying the fallen fruits
during one season is also an excellent
Brown rot Is a fungus disease, which
as the name indicates, causes a rotting
of fruit, especially peaches and plums
It is the most prevalent of the pencil
diseases and is the one that is re
sponsible for practically all decayed
fruit that we Und in peach and plum
orchards. The disease is easily recog
nized by the brown color of the fruit
as it hangs on the trees. Such fruit
is usually soft and mushy when fresh,
ly rotted, but later becomes dry and
hard and remains on the trees as rot
tod mummies. If such rotten peaches
and plums aro examined carefully a
number of small pustules will be found
covering the surface. These pustules
aro masses of tiny brown seed, like
godies (spores), which serve to pro
pagate and spread tho disease. When
one of these little spores lodges on n
peach or plum and finds conditions
favorable, it germinates and grows
there and produces tho rot. The dis
ease always thrives best and does
most damage during moist, wann
The first step In controlling this dis
easo is to collect and burn all of the
old rotten fruit on and around the
trees. This eliminates the most im
portant method of infection and makes
the disease more easily controlled by
i spraying. Thero are a number of fun
i glcldes commended for Bpraylng tot
brown rot, but the best results have
been obtained hero with Bordoaux mix
Eight pounds of sulphnto (blue
Four pounds of quick llmo.
Fifty gallons of water.
This should be appled, first, as soon
as the petal" ,,r'>p. Second, three v/ceks
later. Third, Just before the fruit be
gins to ripen. During unfavorable
seasons or where the disease Is es
pecially bad. it is frequently neces
sary to make an application of spray
after tho fruit begins to ripen. In such
case, a solution of nmmonum coppei
carbonnto is applied.
Ammonia fatrenath2r,rtv thrnn nintu
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NEGRO COLLEGE BURNED.
Three Students Perish ami Several
Abbeville, March 17.?Three negro
boys perished this morning In n lire,
evidently of lncendury origin, which
I totally destroyed the main building
; of Hurbeson college. The lire began
> about three o'clock. About 40 of the
I boys slept in this building. Most of
them escaped by jumping from the
; secord rtory windows, hut tl.''eo were
j burned to death before they could
! make their escape. They wen?: Carl
j Duckett of Charlotte, N. C, Sam Jen
j kins of Carlisle, and Rd Dubose of Ltt
i mar. Five others were seriously in
jured. Three have broken arms and
two broken legs. President Young of
the college says the building was fall
ing in before any one got to it or knew
of the Are. All say that the fumes of
I kerosene were all about. The home
of President Young also was set on
fire, the back door and steps being con
siderably charred. Kerosene had been
thrown all over the door and stt )R.
This fire was put out by the boys af
ter they escaped from the other lire.
Drs. Gambrell and NoufTor were
'phoned for While the lire was going
on und were (lie llrst white people to
the scene. Crowds of people have been
out to see the ruins and all condemn
the deed in the strongest terms. Har
bosoil college is a school for negroes,
controlled and financed by white peo
ple of Pittsburg, Pa. Some years ago
' there was trouble here with a former
president of the school, but since
Young has been here everything has
1 been working smoothly. The fire of
this morning is the worst thing that
has happened in this community In
? years and every effort is being made
to apprehend the guilty parties. In
surance Commissioner Mc.Mast er has
been communicated with by telephone
1 and has promised to send his deputy
hero at once. At a mass meeting of
150 citizens, resolutions expressing
sympathy for the college authorities
and condemning the burning of the
building were passed. The meeting
also formally offered the assistance ol
1 citizens in apprehending the lire (lend,
and requested that city council offer
? a reward for the capture of the crimi
nal. Tlie resolution concluded with
( the direction thai the chairman ap
' point a committee to solicit subscrip
1 Hons for tho employment of a detec
? five to track down tlie perpetrator,
and for the employment ol a guard to
protect the remaining buildings as
1 long as may he necessary, Tho meet
ing was presided over by SV. \V. Brad
ley, who appointed on the committee
of three: .1. LI ay no McDIU, F. B, Gary
1 j and Sheriff Lyon. City council hns
M offered a reward of $100, which will
; be raised by private subscription to
1 $.?00. Gov. Ansel will lie asked to of
fer a $1,000 reward.
1 DAN DHUFF EASILY CURED.
In fact I.aureus Durg Co. the drug
j gist, has a certain hair restorer called
Parisian Sage which costs only DO
i cents a large bottle that Is guaranteed
I to cure dandruff in two weeks or mon
I: ey back.
Parisian Sage is the dlscorvery of
Jan eminent student, scientist and spe
cialist, and is made in tin's country on
1 ly by the Glroux Mfg. Co., Buffalo, N.
i I Parisian Sage is n most pleasant.
, ' daintily prefumed hair dressing, ami
besides curing dandruff, your druggist
' - will return your money it it fails to
1 stop falling hair or itching of the
. It will make hair grow, and women
who desire soft, beautiful and lu.xu
1 riant hair can have it in two weeks by
' using this famous, quick acting prep
i j nration. It is not sticky or greasy.
Copper carbonate, live onCCS.
Water, CO gallons.
> This will not discolor tlie fruit, as
I Bordeaux would if applied while fruit
? is ripening.
i For tlie purpose of controlling
- plum oureullo and brown rot with the
same spraying the Bordeaux mixture
? and the arsenatf of lead may bo coin
\ bin6(] in the same barrel as follows:
? : Prepare tlie Bordeaux mixture and
! pour Into spray barrel. Then mix the
> ! ai senate, of lead In water in a pall
and add to the Bordeaux, already In
j the barrel. Tlie lime already in the
; Bordeaux is sufficient, It would only
i be necessary then to make one or two
I additional sprayings as recommended
(I Directions for preparing Insecticides
? and fungicides are given in Bulletin
141, and directions for treating brown
- rot are given in bulletin 69, both of
i this station, and which are sent free
? upon application.
A. E, Conrad!,
II U' n..
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