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CRKW OP SCHOONER RESCUED.
Steamship Brings Men Prom
Wrecked Sadie Sommer to Phil?
adelphia?V easel abandoned.
Phlladrlphla. Pa.. Feb. ??On
board the Italian steamship Agenello
Ciampa. which pasaed In the Dela?
ware capes today, bound to this port
from* Oarrucha. are Capt. McLean
and crew of seven men of the three
master schooner Sadie C. Summer,
?k which was abandoned at sea last
' night In a water-logged anu disman?
Lumber laden, the schooner sailed
from Apalachlcola on January 7 for
Beaton. At Hatteraa she encountered
a severe gale and sprang a leak.
For .three days and nights the crew
(/worked at the pumpe until about 10
o'clock last night when they sighted
the lights of the Agnello Ciampa and
rockets were sent up and a tar barrel,
which was placed on deck In readi?
ness* for such an emergency, was set
on Are to attract the attention of the
? approaching steamer. This was about
SO miles southeast of Cape May. The
Ciampa steamed over near the water?
logged craft, and although a heavy
eta was running, It wee successful In
rescuing (he worn-out crew.
r* BALLINGER HIRES LAWYERS.
l*VDbe Canard by Ptnchot Suspended
Until Neat Friday.
Washington. Feb. 4.?The Balltn
? $m Uteakit Investigation committee
uteday adjourned Its hearing* until
?Febreuary 11 in order to permit the
arrival In the city of the counsel to
represent Secretary Bellinger, Land
Commissioner Dennett and Field
Agent Schwerts, also to allow counsel
to become familiar with the cases.
?After several conferences today, it
*wea formally announced at the White
House that John J. Vertress, of
Naahvllle. Tenn. and Carl Busch,
formerly United states district at?
torney for Montana, had been select?
ed to represent the "defense" before
ffce Investigating committee.
Me. Vetrese was recommended by
Secretary Dickinson. who vouched
for his special abilities, while Mr.
Busch was elected because of his
wide known knowledge of land laws
and practice. It Is understood the
former also has the strong endorse
Dment of Judge Lurton, the newly ap
T pointed member of the Supreme
Bench. The fees for counsel for the
"defense," it appears, will be paid
by Mr. Baliinger and not by the
Government. It Is apparent that the
President, who has shown deep inter?
est in the Investigation, has not been
) satisfied with the case as It has pro?
ceeded to date, and he has insisted
on the retention of counsel to
repreeent the Administration of
At the short public session of the
^Investigating committee today it was
brought out that under date of Feb?
ruary t. Senator Nelson, chairman
of the committee, had sent a letter
to Secretary Baliinger, stating that
the members of the committee had
directed him to suggest to Mr. B il
k linger the importance of being repre?
sented by counsel to examine and
cross-examine witnesses, and to
preeent to the committee In orderly
fashion such evidence as would bo
material to "the other side."
Secretary Bellinger replied to the
letter under date of February 3,
1 saying he had followed the suggest?
ion of the committee. He said he had
been of the opinion that by not
having counsel present he would be
snststlng the committee, or at least
would not be hampering It, In
^making a full Inquiry of Its own.
The lettere were read during tie
brief session of the committee, fol?
lowing an executive session lasting
nearly an hour, at which, H Is under
stood, a pretty exciting discussion de?
veloped over the question of post?
ponement and strong opposition was
a made by some of the members at any
"delay at this time.
IjouIs B. Glavls will be compelled
to remain In the city until Secretary
Bellinger's attorney shall have op?
portunity to cross-examine him.
Mied April, IBM.
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H. C. FRICK STEEL MAGNATE,
TALKS OF SriTJATION.
Doesn't Expect Revolution?TlUnk?
That Consrom Will Enact No Legis'
lation Hurtful to Commerce and
Augusta. Ga., Feb. 6.?H. C. Frick
arrived in Augusta yesterday. He
has taken a cottage on the hill,
where he will spend a few weeks.
Of business conditions at the
present Mr. Frlck today said:
"It is hard to understand why,
with all the conditions favorable to
unprecedented prosperity in this
country, there has suddenly appeared
a hesitation in activity, particularly
upon the part of the railroads and
manufcturing establishments, which
are first to feel the demand for in?
creased facilities to meet public re?
quirements and the first to take alarm
when the demand haults. If this
cause is, as it is generally asserted,
a fear of unfriendly legislation at
Washington and the drastic enforce?
ment on the anti-trust law against the
business organizations of the country
I can not believe that is a sufficient
reason to justify the timidity shown
in many quarters. Congress will not
legislate any form of property out of
existence and court decisions can not
destroy the productiveness of the
soil or of any legitimate enterprise.
"Nothing is quite so bad as an ex
cited imagination sees it and if the
people will cease to heed the calamity
howling gamblers and demagorues
who make capital out of their fears
all will be well.
"This is the greatest and riost
productive land upon the globe and
nothing can kill its progress except
lack of courage of Its own people. I
am, as I have always been, an opti?
mist about the United States and
the longer I live the stronger my
faith becomes In its supremacy.
"We have never stood upon the
threshold of better days than low
and it will be our own fault if we
allow our activities to be paralj zed
by groundless fears.
"In my opinion the present great
depression in security values toes
not reflect the condition of business
so much as the present hesitancy In
business reflects the effect of wild
conjectures upon what will happen at
Washington and exaggerstion of its
INSURGENTS WIN VICTORY.
Nlcaraiman Government Force De?
feated by Revolutionists.
Blueflelds, Nicaragua, Feb. :>.?
Dispatches received here describe the
engagement which took place be?
tween the provisional forces urder
Gen. Mena and the Governne ent
troops. In an official dispatch, Gen.
Mena says that he defeated six hun?
dred of the enemy, commanded by
Gen. Garrlda, a Guatemalan, at Las
Caritas, which Is midway between
La Libertand and Juigalpa.
Mena completely routed the ?ne
my. capturing many prisoners und
rifles. The losses to the Madriz
forces were heavy, while the provi?
sional suffered hut slightly.
Gen. Mena Is pushing forward to
Join Gen. Chamorro at Comoipa.
which is well along the way to Mana?
gua. Chamorro, in the last few
days, In his advance upon the Capital,
executed a flank movement, thus
evading the Madriz troops, who ex?
pected to engage him at Acoyapa.
Comoapa is one and a half days from
Tuestepe, in Manaugua provider ce.
with a clear road from there to
The Madriz forces, the dispatch
says, have retreated to Santa Domin?
go, directly to the north of Tuestepe.
Gen. Chamorro holds all the lines to
the interior, and the enemy behind
htm is completely cut off. Gen.
Aurelio F^trada, brother of the Presi?
dent of the Provisional Government,
has 1.200 men !h the hills six miles
organised a rising some time ago di?
rectly under the nose of the admin?
istration, and he will Join Chamoro
and march on Managua.
Great excitement prevails here.
The expedition which went to Grey
town on the gunboat Ometepe has
returned, after having been fired
upon a number of times by the bat?
teries. No landing was effected. A
courier from Chamorro, bearing dis?
patcher to Gen. Mena, was captured
by the Madriz soldiers and shot.
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 5.?One
man was killed outright and four
others seriously Injured early this
afternoon In South Jacksonville,
when train No. 36 from St. August?
ine crashed into the rear-end of train
No. 40, the New Smyrna express
which was stadlng at the station
id Fear not?Let ell the ende Thon Alu
'ER. S. C, WEDNES
NO HOBE TIMM CASE.
?RAYRON RILL AMENDING OLD
STATUTE PASSES. I
Senate Repeal* Old Law After A
Vigorous Debate?The Opponents I
of the Grayden Rill Were In a De?
Columbia, Feb. 5.?Voting 26 to 8
last night passed to third reading .
Senator Graydon's bill limiting the
authority of a father to dispose of his
child. The bill was not passed to |
third reading, however, without con- |
slderable debate on the part of several
senators, who demurred at its pass?
age. The eight were Senators Bates,
Clifton, Crosson, Earle, Hough, Mc
Cown, Rogers, Stewart. The senti?
ment running all through the oppo?
sition to the bill was that the fath?
er's right to the children resultant of
a union with the wife Is time honored
and should still be respected.
The bill was changed by three
i amendments, offered by Senators
Carlisle, Croft and Montgomery. Sena?
tor Carlisle's amendment was to
place the word "written" before the
word "consent" in the bill, thereby
requiring the consent of the mother
to be in writing. Senator Montgom?
ery's amendment was to the effect
that In the event .of a disagreement
between the father and mother * In
regard to the disposition of the child?
ren the circuit court should decide.
Senator Croft amended the bill, in?
serting the words "with the written
consent of the surviving parent."
The author of this amendment ex?
plained that this further safeguards
the sacred right and the mother is
protected by being made a party to
the contract in deeding children.
The bill as It was passed:
v "That section 2689 of the civil code
be amended so that It shall read:
"The father of any child or child?
ren, under the age of 21 years and
not married, with the written consent
of the mother, or the mother of any
such child or children, the father
being dead, whether such father or
mother be under the age of 21 years,
or of full age, may, by their deed,
executed and recorded according to
law, will or testament, made and pro?
bated according to law, and with the
written consent of the surviving par?
ent, dispose of the custody of the
tuition and such child or children
for and durng such time as he, she or
they, respectively, remain under age
of 21 years, to any person or persons,
in possession of remainder: Provi?
ding, That upon a disagreement be
twen the father and mother in regard
to the disposition of the children*
herein provided for, the same shall
be determined by the circuit court
for the county wherein the Iren
are residing at the time, either in
open court or at chambers, upon a
petition to be presented to a court
for the said purpose by either the
father or mother or a friend of the
The vote on the motion to continue
the bill until next year was, ayes 8,
nays 26, whereupon the bill was pass?
ed to third reading. The 26 senators
opposing the motion to continue and
voting nay: Senators Back, Carlisle,
Carpenter, Christensen, Forrest, Croft,
Graydon, Hamrlck, Johnstone, Kelley,
Laney, Lide, Mauldln, Montgomery.
Muckentuss, 1 Ralnsford, Sinkler,
Splvey, Sullivan, Summers, Townsend,
Waller, Weston, Williams, Whar'^n.
The senators favoring the continuing
of the bill and voting yea: Bates,
Clifton, Crosson, Earle, Hough, Mc
Cown, Rogers, Stewart
One of the most vigorous debates
of the year in the senate was launch?
ed on the calling of the bill. Senator
Earle, opopsing the bill, said a man
had been supreme for 6,000 years and
why should he not continue so.
Snator Carlisle offered an earnest
plea for the bill. The senator from
Spartanburg said a man had been
supreme for considerably more than
6,000 years, as the senator from
Oconee suggested, adding that Noah,
Moses, and even so ancient a man as
Adam was supreme, but that times
and conditions have changed and so
shruld the law change. Senator Car?
lisle said that Senator Earle's Ideas
were as old as those 6,000 years ago.
Senator Rogers opposed the bill.
Senator Croft discussed his propos?
ed amendment. He said the law must
be safeguarded as it is all powerful
and supreme, and argued that fraud
might creep In the securing of the
mother's consent and signature and
he desired the mother's interest to be
fully protected. He alluded emphati?
cally to the fact that the law gives
the mother right to property but none
to her children, and he wanted the
ls't at be thy Country's, Thy God's am
DAY. FEBRUARY 9,
mm MYSTERY SOLVED.
NEGRO ADMITS RRUTAL KILLING
Arrested For Minor Crime.
Savannah, Ga., Feb. 4.?By hi3
own stolid confession Bingham
Bryan, a negro, is the man ' who on
December 9 killed three white
women, Mres. Eliza Grlbble, aged
70; Mrs. Carrie Ohlmander, her
daughter, and Mrs. Maggie Hunter
in their home on Perry street in the
j he~rt of Savannah.
The negro is a prisloner in Chat?
ham county Jail here, and has been
in custody since he was arrested, De?
cember 14, for a minor crime. The
negro's story tallies to minute details
with appearances about the house
In which the dead women were found.
His story is simple but terriable. He
declares his motive in entering Mrs.
Grlbble's home was robbery.
"I was working around the Grlbble
bouse, cutting wood. I picked up a
hammer in the little house in the
yard and hid it in the bosom of my
"Then I went in the back room
and went to work on a trunk. I was
trying to prize the trunk open, and It
made some noise. The old lady gab?
bed me from behind and shook me
pretty hard. I took the hammer and
gave her a UcK on the aide of her
head. The first lick did not knock
her down and I gave her a second
"Then the second one came up, the
younger one, and grabbed me at the
door in the back of the hall, I gave
her a lick with by fist. Then I hit
her a lick with the hammer on the
side of the head, but it did not kill
"I heard a niose at the front door
like some one wanting to come in. I
tried to keep her from coming in,
but she pushed the door open and
came in. She gabbed hold of me; 1
took her by the throat and choked
her with one hand. Then I gave her
a lick with the hammer, but it did
not kill her. She was alive when I
left." ;* i
Indiana, Pa., Feb. 6.?Ten Hun?
garians and one American is the death
toll of a gas explosion today in the
No. 2 slope of the Ernest mine, of the
Jefferson and Clearfteld Coal Com?
pany, five miles north of this place.
mother's rights to be fully equal with
Senator Montgomery explained his
amendment, which was also adopted,
saying that In case of disagreement
between the father and mother, the
circuit court of the circuit in which
the parents and children resided
should settle the difference in regard
to the disposition of the children.
Senator Clifton opposed the bill,
speaking at length, saying that the
senate Is apt to move hastily on ac?
count of the flood of sympathy arous?
ed by the recent case, calling the at?
tention of all to the statute about to be
amended. The senator from Sumter
said that the agitation was due In no
small measure to the newspapers, es?
pecially Georgia newspapers. He offer?
ed an amendment that was killed.
This amendment would have been to
the effect that either parent would
be allowed, the other being dead, to
deed the children to take effect after
th death of the said parent. During
the life of either, neither parent
could deed the children.
Senator Graydon, the author of the
amendment and repealed of the
present act, said he saw very little
sense in the amendment of the sena?
tor from Sumter. In a vigorous dis?
cussion, the senator from Abbeville
stoutly defended his amendment and
urged the senate to wipe the old
statute from the books and place the
present amendment suggested there?
on. Other senators participated In a
general discussion, and Senator Wil?
liams, who favored the bill, closely
questioned a number of senators op?
posing the bill, as to the merits of
the suggestlns offered.
The debate was Interrupted while
Senator Clifton was speaking. As the
senator from Sumter alluded to the
rights of the father toward his chil?
dren, applause broke out from two or
three men sitting near the wall to the
left of the door, not far from Senator
Clifton's desk. Lieut. Gov. MeLeod
the moment the hand clapping sound?
ed, called to the desk the sergeant
at-arms, saying, "It Is against the
ru'es of the senate for visitors to ap
pluud a speaker. Perhaps the visitors
did not know this. If there is a repe?
tition the seargeant-at-arms will ar?
rest and remove the parties."
There was no repetition and the
[ Incident was ended.
MORGAN AGAINST POSTAL SAV?
By Watcliing Developments You Can
Get a Line on Who is the Big Boss
In Republican Politics.
Washington, Feb. 4.?J. Pierpont
Morgan has intimated that it would
be just as well not to have an po?
stal saving bank legislation at this
session of Congress, (recommenda?
tion of President Taft to the con?
Therefore, in the opinion of some
of the political students assembled in
Washington, friends of postal sav?
ing banks may as well abandon hope
early, and thus avoid dissappoint
ment later on. These men who In?
cline to believe expressed, and they
they are men of both parties who
study causes and effects in politics,
say that the only possible way for a
postal savings bank bill to pass both
houses of Congress at this sessien is
for Morgan to change his mind.
At the beck and call of Morgan
and his associates, it is pointed out,
there is enough money-power and
political-power to enable him to do
any of the following:
Bring about the passage of any
financial legislation desired; prevent
the passage of any financial legis?
lation desired; stop a panic; start a
panic; Interfere with government
finance by calling in milloins of loans
on short notice; grant or refuse credit
totaling fabulous figures; manipulate
bank reserves; move money from one
part of the country to another, stop
payment at hundreds of savings
banks with a few hours notice
Of course Morgan is not the only
one opposing savings banks in post
offices. Some of the leading and most
reputable independent bankers of
the country are hostile to the idea.
But the opposition which is counting;
it is his influence that is obstructing
the postal bank bill.
"But," protest the friends of post?
al banks, "we have been assured the
postal bank bill will pass the Senate
within the next few days."
The bill may or may not pass the
Senate. To allow a popular measure
to pass one branch of Congress, only
to slay it in the remaining stages of
legislation, is only one of the de?
vices resorted to by Messrs. Aldrlch
and Cannon to hoodwink the people.
This is an old trick, but it still serves
In the Sixtieth Congress, for in?
stance, the bill for the admission of
New Mex'co and Arizona as states
passed the house unanimously, but
was strangled in a committee of the
Senate. The House passed a bill provi?
ding for uniform safety appliances
on cars, but It was anti-railroad in
character and died in the Senate.
The House then passed a bill requir?
ing ocean passenger steamships to be
equipped with wireless telegraph ap
i paratus, which was anti-steamship
and it too died in the Senate.
In the House, the postal bank bill
will be referred to the committee on
Postoffices and Postroads, "Uncle
Joe" saw to It this committee was
packed against postal banks. The
chairman, J. W. Weeks, is admittedly
hostile to the idea. Mr. Weeks was
especially selected for the position.
He Is a member of the firm of Horn
blower & Weeks, bankers and broker?
at Newton, Mass.; is vice president of
the First National Bank of Boston,
president of the Newtonville Trust
Co. Mr. Weeks placed Rep. John J.
Gardner of New Jersey at the head
of a sub-committee to take care of
postal bank bills. Gardner's record in
Congress qualified him for the duty
at hand. Gardner is chairman of the
House committee on labor, which for
years has served as a catacomb for
bills disapproved of by the special in?
Postal savings banks constitute one
?of the principal Taft measures.
Query: Since it is a notorious fact in
Washington that for years Speaker
Cannon has been packing committees
against this kind of legislation, why
did the President resort to such
heroic efforts to prevent a change in
the rules which have made it im?
possible for "Uncle Joe" to continue
appointing and packing committees?
Senator Depew of New York has
decided that, after all, he may as well
remain in public life six years more,
al la Aldrich.
Senator Depew is chairman of the
board of directors of the New York
Central and Hudson River railroad,
and a director of sixty-two other
transportation and franchise corpor?
ations and combinations. At ban?
quets he extolls the reactionaries of
Congress and denounces tho progress?
ives. One of Senator Depew's eccentri?
cities is to "not vote'' on bills which
would have a tendency to alllgn him
? SOimmo.V, Established Juoe 1IM
(es?V?l. XXX. No. 48.
iHt WAR IN KIGARA6UA.
DECISIVE BATTLE IS EXPECTED
Insurgent* Spreading the Conflict
Over a Wide Area in the Moun
. .tainous Districts, but -are Every?
where Confronted by Government
Troops ? Revolutionist* Defeated
In One Clash.
Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 4.?All
indications point to the imminence of
a decisive battle for supremacy in
Nicaragua between the Government
forces and the revolutionists under
the leadership of Gen. Estrada, the
provisional President of the Repub?
The Insurgents are spreading in
conflict over a wide area in the moun?
tainous districts to the eastward of
Managua, and also are holding iwth
in considerable numbers about Grey
town. Everywhere they are confront?
ed by the troops of President Madriz,
however, who are disputing their
Fighting Is of almost daily occur?
rence. Yesterday the insurgents cap?
tured Boca, sixty miles east of Mana?
gua, forcing back the Government
troops to their main army at Teut
ope, to the northward of Lake Mana?
The fighting lasted two hours, but
the casualties are not known here.
The town was defended by 72 Gov?
ernment soldiers, led by Col. Bar
quere. The latter were surrounded,
but fought their way through the
insurgent lines, the survivors reach?
ing the main body of the Govern?
ment army at Teutope.
The insurgents are advancing in
three columns, with an aggregate
force of 1,000 men. President Mad?
riz is confident that the advance will
be checked at Tipltapa, twenty miles
east of the capital. Five hundred ad?
ditional men and a Maxim gun have
been dispatched to that point by the
Government. On Tuesday, however,
I the vanguard of the Government
army at Las Garitas, in the moun?
tainous district between La Libertad
and Acoyapa, engaged and defeated
a band of insurgents numbering 600.
Col. Valdez, of the national forces,
threw out an ambuscade, and .nto it
walked the revolutionists. He then
inft'eted serious losses upon them,
and finally, after an hour of fighting,
forced them to take refuge in the
mDuntains. Nothing daunted, how?
ever, the revolutionists the same day
made other fruitless attempts to take
Gen. Vasquez, commanding the
treeps of President Madriz, in a tele?
gram received here today says he ex?
pects the insurgents to make attack
on the town immediately, and that a
decisive battle Is imminent.
COMMITS SEXTUPLE MURDER.
Minnesota Maniac Kills His Wife.
Four Childrtn and Himself.
Fergus Falls, Minn., Feb. 4.?Wm.
Ruck helm, a farmer, aged 35 years,
murdered his wife and four children,
and shot himself last night at Park?
er's Prairie. He was found dying
when his son wont to the farm to?
day. Ruckheim is believed to have
been temporarily insane.
Ruckheim declared that he had re?
ceived a divine command to pro?
ceed to a certain graveyard, where
he and his family were to exhume
several bodies, using only their bare
hands. Unless this command was
carried out before Easter, Ruckheim
said, he and his family would be
dragged to death. After examining
the graveyard and finding that It
would be impossible to perform the
task on account of the frozen ground,
Ruckheim said he killed his family
to escape divine vengeance.
for or against the people. Out of 328
roll calls in five sessions of Congress,
Depew is reported at "not voting"
167 times, or practically on fifty per
cent of the roll calls. When he does
vote, It Is as Aldrich dictates. In five
sessions, he voted against Aldrich only
five times?once every two years!
"I expect that the next House of
Representatives will be Democratic
by a least 25 majority,'' said Rep.
James Lloyd of Missouri chairman
of the National Democratic Congress?
ional committee. Mr. Lloyd keeps In
touch with sentiments as perhaps no
other man In Washington, and his
reputation for conservative political
statements makes his prognostication
one of unusual Importance.
No more political jobs for Louis R.
Glavis, who was deposed as a special
agent of the forestry bureau following
h*s activity against coal and timber
land thieves. He has acquired a small
orchard at White Salmon. Wash.,
and intends to engage lr the fruit