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New Sortee No. 007.-Volume LXV.-No. 1.
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Spnrtanburg Man Will Probably Ask
$.?5,000 for Libel.
Spartanburg, Jan. 25.-Harrison
Ferguson, of this city, recipient of
the famous Tillman letter, written
just prior to the last Gubernatorial
campaign, whose affidavit stating
that this letter was not shown Gov
ernor Blease was doubted by Senator
Tillman in his reply to Governor
Blease, stated this morning in con
versation with ?. reporter that he
would at an early date bring suit
against the Senator for libel and def
amation of character. >. At present at
torneys for Mr. Ferguson are prepar
ing the complaint, and lt is expected
that all details of the suit will have
been completed within the next few
days and that the Senator may be
called into court to prove the truth
of his assertions.
Mr. Ferguson, when ho read the
Senator's reply to Blease, esjiecially
that part in which aspersions were
made on the truthfulness of Mr.
Ferguson's statement, wrote to the
Senator and told him ?nat he felt
he had donc a grave injustice and
the Senator was due him a modifica
tion of his statements.
There has been a rumor on the
streeta since the Tillman statement
was first published that Mr. Fergu
son would bring a damage suit
against the Senator for libel and def
amation of character, but not until
this morning, when seen by a repor
ter, did Mr. Ferguson confirm these
rumors. He did not state the amount
of the suit or who would be employed
as attorney for plaintiff, but rumor
has it that Mr. Ferguson will aBk for
$25,000 damages fr^m Senator Till
man. Mr. Ferguson would not go
into details other ti that he most
assuredly would brin, io suit.
Moree Pit to Re-enter Business.
Florence, Italy, Jan. 25.-Charles
W. Morse, New York financier, who
was released from Atlanta Federal
prison about a year ago, now Is able
to enter and remain In business In
definitely, according to Dr. Marchl
afva, physician to Pope Pius X.
Morse came here for the express pur
poso of consulting the famous special
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put these dollars.
Assistant Cashier.
Ono Person Killed, Thirteen Injured,
and Many Pnnic-Strieken.
New York, Jan. 25.-One man
was killed and thirteen injured late
this afternoon in a spectacular rear
end collision between two south
bound Third avenue elevated trains.
Both trains took Uro, and for a time
it was feared that they would topple
into the street. The injured were
got out with much difficulty, while
itie panic-stricken uninjured made
their arduous way over tho ties to
the nearest station. The dead man,
pinned in tho wreckage, had not
been identified when removed to a
police station, but from the burned
shreds of a police uniform and a re
volver bearing a department number,
it was learned later that tho victim
wns Patrolman J. M. Gleason.
Died Doing His Duty.
Railroad ofilcers believe Gleason
died performing his duty. He went
to tho aid of injured persons, they
think, and in trying to help a passen
ger who was in a precarious condi
tion stepi>cd onto the third rail. The
soles of Gleason's feet were burned.
The police arrested Michael Mern,
motorman of the second train. Hern
is in a hospital. His car was tele
scoped by its Impact with the train
aheau Soveral si>ectacular rescues
were made, while firemen standing
In the street amid throngs of excited
l>eople played streams, of water on
the burning cars. Spectators mount
ed the elevated station stairs, leaped
to the ties and joined in assisting in
jured persons to safety. Several vic
tims wero pinned under beams of
the collapsed roof of tho telescoped
car and were In danger of death In
the flames.
Democratic I<eader Arersted.
Chicago, Jan. 25.-Robt. E. Burke',
formerly city oil Inspector under
Mayor Carter H. Harrison, and a
local Democratic leader, was indicted
to-day on a charge of embezzling
$6,000 of the county Democracy
funds while secretary of the organi
zation. The Indictment ls the result
of a factional fight between members
of the organization. Burke charges
that the club owes him $17,000.
Oconee's Senator Addressed thc Still
dents-Werk Iiaat Week.
Columbia, Jan. 27.-Editor Keo
wee Courier: On Tuesday, January
21, both Houses of the General As
sembly met at noon to witness the
inauguration of Govornor Blease for
his second term. After the usual
oath of office was administered, he
spoke extemporaneously for one
hour to a large audience, who fre
quently Interrupted tho speech with
cheers. The principal parts of his
speech were a defense of his previ
ous administration, an eulogy of his
friends and an attack upon his polit
ical enemies, and he spoke of several
matters pertaining to legisaltion. Ho
closed by saying that "he entered
upon he term of his second admin
istration with a clean office-not a
tiling let'?, undone of his past admin
istration 01 ;i letter to be answered;
that he ho .'dj no ill will against any
true American born citizen (calling
his hearer -' ..lention to tho fact that
he says 'American-born citizen and
not. Cuban mixed breed'); that he
will at all times receive any who
wish to come into his olllce, with
kind and courteous attention."
On Wednesday at noon both
Houses met again in joint assembly
for the purpose of electing judges of
the First and Fifth Judicial Cir
cuits. The only vacancy was In tho
judgeship of tlio First Circuit, and
for this position four nominations
were made-Octavious Cohen, of
Moncks' Corner; M. S. Conner, ol
St. George; Solicitor P. T. Hi'je
brand. of Orangeburg, and Senator
Dennis, of Moncks' Corner. When
the balloting was in progress the
name of W. L. Glaze ".as voted for
by 4 2 members, .a on the third
ballot Mr. Glaze was elected, though
never nominated. For myself I
think this is the best way to elect a
Judge. Let an office like this seek
the man, instead of the man seeking
the office. Mr. Glaze never consent
ed for his name to be placed In nom
ination. He is to hold court in Wal
halla in the approaching July term
for Oconee.
On Thursday at noon the two
Houses again assembled and re-^lect
.ed Judge Ernest Gary of the Fifth
Circuit, Judge R. W. Memmlnger o?
the Ninth, and Judgo G. E. Prince, of
Anderson, to the Tenth Circuit.
The Legislature was in session but
three days this week, yet many bills
were introduced of various kinds,
and a great deal of time was neces
sarily taken up in the various com
mittee rooms considering them. A
large portion of the legislative work
is done in committee rooms. The
committees consume all of the af
ternoons considering bills that Avere
introdu ed in the mornings. Few
people ?. i realize the amount of
work to i thus done. Later on
practically all the time will be taken
up in active work, especially when
tho Legislature meets in the morn
ing and at night, with the after
noons consumed in considering bills
In the committee rooms.
On Friday the Legislature went to
Winthrop Collego upon tho Invita
tion of Dr. D. B. Johnson, president
of the institution. This was the best
and most enjoyable trip of sight
seeing and pleasure-seeking I have
ever had. I would not swap that
day for any of my life. It was the
prettiest sight I ever saw-about 700
beautiful girls in one gathering,
mingling with the pleasure-seeking
law-makers. After we arrived the
General Assembly was led into the
handsome auditorium, and Dr. John
son had the girls from the respective
counties carry their members of the
General Assembly around on an In
spection tour. lt was extremely
gratifying to see the handsome build
ings there. All of them are con
nected, making lt convenient for tho
students to go from ono class room
to another without having to get out
in the weather. One can travel seve
ral miles from building to building
without getting on the ground or
from under shelter. A fine dinner
was served at 2 o'clock, with an ap
propriate program following. The
Governor had been Invited to respond
to the welcome address, but was ab
sent. Dr. Johnson, having learned
only a short while before dinner that
the Governor could not be present,
called on Oconee's Senator, Hon. E.
E. Verner, to take the place of the
Governor, which he did with signal
ability. The Oconee fr'rls nt Win
th fop were very proud of the fact
that their county had been so hon
ored. Mr. Verner mado an excellent
address, which was frequently Inter
rupted with cheers.
After these exercises wore com
pleted the body again assembled In
the auditorium, and there witnessed
a fine concert given by the students,
which was very much enjoyed by all.
Later a general reception was held,
where all met and mlgled together.
At 6 o'clock refreshments were
served, and tho General Assembly
left for Columbia.
Winthrop College is something
that all South Carolinians should be
proud of. It ls the best equipped
college in the State and stands head
and shoulders above any other fe
ndale college in the State. It is doing
a grand work. Instead of teaching
the girls things that will not be use
ful, it trains them to become better
women, preparing them to make bet
ter wives for the future and better
daughters for the present. When you
teach a woman how to cook and sew
wei] you have a woman after the
Enjoyef WintJm>p Trip-Com |K>si
?oi?| Senate--Tho Cora Show.
Co'ufibla, .lan. 27.-Editor Keo
wee Co?rior: 1 intended writing you
a letle.rvast week, but was prevented
by sickjflbss. We have boen berti two
weeks M>w and very little has been
It i"Hlttterestlng to know the com
posltionlof tho Senate. It doubtless
bas a ?Tong bearing on legislation:
There:Jre eighteen lnwyers, nine
planterA six bankers, four mer
chantsjSthrce doctors, two editors,
one " lumber dealer, one real estate
deaIer.j?Taken as a whole they are
a quiet?modesC%et of men. Speak
ing to tfjls body is moro like address
ing a Ivy than anything I can think
of. TJlSre are not many bills and
few aMfempts at oratory, though 1
think A times there is entirely too
much 'miking on unimportant mat
1 thtfck the one-mill State tax Tor
school pilrpc ;es will pass with much
opposition, and tho colleges will
como lh for large appropriations.
This S?kte is Wido awak<> on two
I lungs Jud determined to have them
at all wst-better schools and bet
tor roads. Some of us will have to
apply t!Je brakes or we may go too
far. ?.*
There will be many bills of pro
gressiv^ -not to say of radical-teu
; dcnflesfhtroduced, such as selling all
tlv State farms and sending the con
I Acts bi, the public roads (I favor
?this); selling the asylum farm and
, building further out from the city.
1 do not know about this yet, but we
?must bil |! su re we are light-as far
.as we can know and learn tho right
-befo re/going ahead.
The great corn show opened here
to-day.sj prom first indications there
will be.ijhe greatest crowd of pee pie
in Columbia that bas ever been hero.
NearlyWirty States have exhibits,
and people will be here from all over
the United States.
I waft? at Winthrop recently. Our
county ft very creditably represented
there pf. fifteen bright, pretty girls.
I was inighty proud of them, and
they jv?re, exceedingly attentive to
our dfljtffpailon. Winthrop is a great
instit!*; .), and is tilling.-a .loi.g felt
j want in sending out over the State
every year a large number of edu
cated as well as trained teachers
without doubt the State's greatest
The young men In tho House from
our county are taking an active in
terest in legislation.
I 'hope to see a large number of
people from Oconee in attendance
upon tho corn show, and if they will
look me up in the Senato or at 1412
Blanding street 1 shall be glad to do
anything to make them comfortable
while in Columbia. E. E. Verner.
Resolution to Postpone Balloting ? ?1*
United States Senator.
Columbia, Jan. 27.-"Our self-re
spect demands that wo postpone vot
ing for B. R. Tillman for United
States Senator until he has had time
to either prove or retract his charges
that the railroads dominate tho Gen
eral Assembly," said Senator Young
to-night, in denouncing the Tillman
charge and speaking of the Rembert
resolution calling on the Senator to
furnish proof of his charges.
This resolution caused a hot de
bate in the Senate, and Senator
Young made a vigorous speech, in
which he scored the charges of Till
man as outrageous. Consideration
of the resolution was finally post
poned until to-morrow, on objection
of Senator Carlisle to its immediate
When Senator Young said that he
favored voting for local men to-mor
row when the ballot for United
States Senator ls taken, In order to
postpone the election of Senator Till
man until he has had time to make
good his charges or retract them, he
verified what has been known by a
good many for some time, that an
effort was on foot to show the resent
ment of the General Assembly to
Senator Tillman's charges in such a
way as would be felt, and to post
pone re-electing him until the
charges have been thoroughly sifted.
For the past several days there
have been certain ones feeling out
the sentiment against Senator Till
man and miiny favor the opinion ex
pressed by Senator Young. The ad
option of the Rembert resolution by
the House fanned the spark of resent
ment into vigorous flames.
Senator Weston replied In strong
terms to the charge of Senator Till
man and called for concurrence in tho
House resolution.
To-morrow is the day to ballot for
United States Senator, and a fight to
postpone electing Senator Tillman
may bo renewed In the Senate to
morrow morning. Crowded galleries
listened to the Senate's debate on tho
Rembert resolution to-night.
Just received a fresh car of mules.
Come to see us at once for bargains.
Westminster Oil and Fertilizer Co.,
E. C. Marett, President. adv.
ideal of God. Who ls the man that
had not rather have a good cook and
a bad piano player than a good piano
player and a sorry cook? Woman
was placed in the world for man's
help meet, and to execute this plan
have Winthrop College.
M. R. McDonald.
Mjirrled Miss Essie Pool, O? Wal
halla, About Two Months Aj?o.
(Atlanta Georgian, 25th and 2Gtli.)
Investigating bis application for a
loan, the local lodge of a secret or
der to which he belongs stumbled
over what ls believed to be the se
cret of the double life of J. D, Mc
Cloud, an Inventor, who lives at 801
Whitehall street. Ile was arrested
on tho information thus secured
charged with bigamy.
McCloud, who is 5S years old, was
married in Walhalla, S. C., Novem
ber 10, 1912. to Miss Essio Pool, a
young girl, who has lived with him
In Atlanta. Communication be
tween branches of the secret order,
the police say. revealed inform?t ion
that ho had a wife in Hyde Park.
Heston, who is in destitute circum
McCloud was arrested early this
morning by Bicycle Policeman Jame
son. Confronted with the charge, he
denied it. His girl bride of two
months became hysterical, denounc
ed her husband as the robber of her
happiness and threatened suicide,
inventor of Cotton Mill Machinery. I
McCloud came to Atlanta several
weeks ago from Boston. Ho says
that lie is an inventor, dealing with
cotton mill machinery altogether,
and that his mission in the South has
to do with disposing of lils patents
to Southern cotton' mills. In * the
course of his trip to the South he
lived a short time in Walhalla, where
he met and 'won Miss Essie Pool.
In Atlanta the task of disposing of
his patents was hard and returns
were small. He was forced to tura
to the secret order for aid, and re
quested a loan.
The local lodge, according to cus
tom, opened coniniunication with his
home lodge In Hyde Park, Boston,
requesting information regarding
him. In the letter lt was stated th it
McCloud was living in Atlanta with
his wife.
An answer came from the Massa
chusetts lodge, declaring In surprised
tone that McCloud had a wife in
Hyde Park who had 'been living in
poverty ?unce his departure seyeral:
Months ago. A warrant for his ar
rest was issued and he was taken
this morning.
McCloud, in the city prison, re
fuses to talk, but through his attor
ney he denies all allegations oi hig
amy. His case was called In the re
corder's court this morning, but was
postponed and will be heard to-nior
row morning.
Wife No. 1 Coming.
Astounded at the information that
her husband ls held in Atlanta on a
bigamy charge, Mrs. J. D. McCloud,
of Hyde Park, Boston, ls coming to
Atlanta to see for herself what she
cannot believe from others. A dis
patch from Boston to-day announced
her intention of hurrying to Atlanta.
Mrs. J. D. McCloud, of Hyde Park?
while declaring that she does not be
lieve her husband would prove faith
less, according to dispatches, at the
same timo unconsciously corrobo
rates much of the charges against
him by announcing that her hu L.nnd
went South in August for his health,
and that she heard from him in a
letted postmarked Atlanta only three
weeks ago.
McCloud's alleged double matri
monial life was revealed by commu
nication between tho Atlanta branch
and the Hyde Park branch of a fra
ternal order lo which he belongs. In
tho dispatches from Boston to-day,
Mrs. J. D. McClud, of Hyde Park, ad
mits that her husband In a member
or a local lodge of that order and
that she has paid his due3 regularly.
Still she cannot believe that he is
guilty, but Is coming South to find
McCloud himself refuses to make
a statement. Arraigned before Re
corder Broyles to-day, he waived ex
amination, and was bound over un
der the sum of $1,000, to await the
action of the grand jury. Failing to
furnish bail, he was sent to the
Girl Wifo Goes Home.
His South Carolina girl wife, Mrs.
Essie Pool McCloud, who was over
whelmed by the charges against the
man whom she married Just two
months ago, has returned to he"
home. Tho principal wiKess against
McCloud in couil to-day was J. T.
Ketchem, a Decatur street jeweler,
treasurer of the lodge to which Mc
Cloud applied for a loan, and whose
investigations supplied the basis for
the charge against him.
Ketchem declared that McCloud
told him of a wife In Hyde Park,
Boston. Correspondence with the
Hyde Park lodge was placed in evi
McCloud's attorney announced In
court that his client preferred to
make no answer at this time.
Engineer Convicted.
Carterville, Ga., Jan. 25.-Samuel
Farris, engineer of a Louisville &
Nashville ral?road passenger train
that recently crashed Into an auto
mobile at a road crossing near here
and killed Miss Carolina DuBose and
seriously Injured her father, W. F.
DuBose, to-day was found guilty by
a Jury of Involuntary manslaughter.
Judge A. W. Flte sentenced him to
pay a fine of $1,000 or serve twelve
months In jail. The case will be ap
pealed. Mr. DuBose is an Atlanta
newspaper man.
Throw Rock in Diselutrgo of Duty and
Railroad Attorneys Howl.
Washington, Jan. 25. - Senator
Tillman said to-day, with reference
to Thursday's proceedings at Colum
"I have read with much Interest la
yesterday's South Carolina papers
the Rembert resolution offered in the
House and passed by lt, calling on
me to produce the evidence in sup
port of the charges of corruption In
this legislative body. I have also
soon Statements in the papers of
what this and that Senator and mem
ber had to say about tho matter.
I Some claim I have Insulted tho L?g
islature and objected to the publica
tion of my reply to Governor Blouse
In the Journal.
"All of these things have amused
me very much, because I remember
having used an expression long ago,
which is applicable to this case-Mt ls
the blt dog that howls.' 1 threw tho
rock in the discharge of my duty, as
I thought, and. behold, tho railroad
attorneys in the General Assembly
began howling at once. They must
oe blt-that ls they must, feel under
suspicion and are howling to attract
attention to their patriotism and su
perior virtue. Their Indignation ls
Says People Are Wtitching.
"Now, let us see what I have donc
hi the letter to Mr. Ralley, written
last Augiut, just before the primary,
and in tho answer to Blease, I spoke
in general terms about tho General
Assembly and tho wnv lt had been
influenced by the railroad attorneys
inside of it and out of it. My warn
ing to this General Assembly ls cer
tainly Permissible, because I wanted
to put lt on notice that tho peoplo
are looking and watching and expect
them to do better than their prede
cessors. No member of the House, as
I can see, has any right to complain
at all except a few old ones, and
there are not many of these. The
hold-over Senators in Hie Legislature
are the only men who can be legiti
mately aggrieved, and they ought to
beware of trying to defend . thajr/..
predecessors, unless they are able to
prove that those predecessors In their
voies have not been influenced by
Ben Abney and other railroad law
"This ls not the first time I have
criticised the Legislature about rail
road matters, nor is it the first time
that State Senators have criticised
me for my utterances.
Not Through Yet, Perhaps.
"lt is not the first lime that Sena
tor Tillman has insulted the Legisla
ture, nor will it bo the last, if he
lP.es long enough and lt keeps on
doing as lt has done. The people of
South Carolina will retire any man
they have seated for office when they
come to believe that he is corrupt or
corruptible; at least, that is my be
"I have boasted In my lectures In
the North that there ls not enough
money In Wall street to buy South
Carolina, and I believed I*, to bo
true. I still believe lt to be time,
but public morals In the State have
rapidly grown bad in the last ten
years, and I am coming to doubt
whether my boast could now be made
and sustained. Wo will see the tem
per of the great Assembly by Its ac
tion in purifying and protecting the
primary. It has the opportunity to
lift the State out of the slough of
despond and disgrace In which lt
now wallows. Will it do lt?
"Until the Senate passes the reso
lution I will not answer it officially,
and will not have more to spy until
I hear further from Columbia."
Was Re-elected Tuesday, His Oppo
neists Showing Littde Strength.
Columbia, Jan. 28.-The threaten
ed opposition to Senator B. R. Till
man collapsed when it faMod to re
ceive the support expected and the
two Houses of the General Assembly,
balloting separately, re-elected him
unanimously this morning for the
fourth time as United States Senator
from South Carollha, for the full
term beginning March 4. To-mor
row the two Houses will meet ?u
joint session to ratify this choice.
In the Senate last night the resent
ment against Senator Tillman because
of his charge ih'.t t> -allroads domi
nated tho Gene?*' issembly broke
out afresh, and 1 speech in which
he scored Tillman, Senator Young,of
Union, suggested that the election of
Senator Tillman be postponed until
he could either prove his charges or
retract them.
Opposition Collapsed.
This morning lt was thought that
the fight against electing Tillman
would be renewed, but those behind
it found that lt did not meet with
any support. Several favored the
matter, but the overwhelming major
ity held to the view that they were
bound to re-elect Mr. Tillman, as he
was tho choice of the primary vote.
This view was followed and the oppo
sition to him ?eased.
Before casting hie vote for Tillman,
Senator Young said that he did so
under protest and because he was tho
agent of the people of Union county.
Senator Tillman is expected to ar
rive here- to-morrow to attend tho
Natlonal'Corn Exposition now in pro
gress, -al

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