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FEAR A RACE WAR
Many Idle Negroes Are Airrested
Because of Attacks on
YOUNG WHITE GIRLS
Reign of Terror in Herron Hill Dis
' trict Causes Police to Decide to j
Arrest All Negroes Without Visi
hie Means of Support?Relentless
Crusade to Stamp Out Crimes.
Pittsburg, Feb. 3.?At the Central
police station here today 126 negroes
arrested last night and today, fol
lowing a carnival of crime againsi
young white girls in the Herron Hiii
district recently, were given hear-!
1ngs before Magistrate Brady. For
ty-three of the negroes proved to the
court that they have honest eraploy
ment and were discharged.
in spite of many threats of armed
I resistance upon the part of negroes j
if the police continue their whole- j
aale arrests of member -: of their race J
without employment in the Herron
,? Hill district of the city, no outbreak
of any kind has occurred up to late
tonight. Of course these threats
will have no effect on the authorities.
Following the wholesale arrests
last night from now on large forces
of officers will be stationed over the
?entire Herron Hill district and stren
uous efforts will be made to stamp
out the many assaults on young wo
men. Indignation is high against
this clfai acter of crime and the au
thorities have decided to arrest ev
ery negro who has no visible means i
of support or who is known to be a,
xiser of drugs. J
During the evening three were
taken to police stationr, and it is
anticipated that tonight many others
will be arrested. No further attacks
upon women l;- girls has bc?:?i repoit
?ed since last night, and should one
?occur, the temper of citizens is such
that violence very probably would
be meted out to the assailant if
Men and women throughout the
? section involved are carrying revolv
ers, and the negroes- are said to be
well armed also. Should a clash
come, as is considered not at all im
probable if more arrests are made,
the result would be serious. Local
orators are inflaming the negroes to
. resistance, and the feeling is high.
Forty-two were fined today in
amounts varying from $5 or ten
days in jail to $25 or thirty days in
the workhouse and forty-one were
"held over pending further investi
gations. The police are of the opin
ion that the terrible criminal acts
of the negroes are the work of a
lew degenerate cocaine fiends. This
character of negroes together with
those who shirk work and frequent
pool rooms, are to be taken into
?custody as soon as located.
This afternoon a large number of
negroes are indulging in much rabid
talk. There is talk of race riots and
bloodshed. It is said that the ne
groes are arming themselves. Ac
cording to rumors, should the au
thorities decide to make another raid
-on the negroes armed resistance will
he offered by them. The police,
however, seem to have the situation
well in hand and probably will not j
make further indiscriminate arrests.
Of the negroes arrested last night, J
thirty?nine were fined, most of them
going to the work house, and two.
Mack McGee and Edward Ar instead,
were held over for further evidence,
having been partly identified as per
petrators of one of the attacks on
girls. It is said that during the past
monfh over a dozen girls have been
assaulted in the Herron Hill district.
This will give some idea of the "state
STARVING FAMILY IS FOUND.
Father Placed in Jail for Stealing
Bread for Children.
New York, Feb. 3.?So weak from
lack of food that they could scarce
ly walk, a mother and four children
were found in a house at Corona,
L. I, by an agent of the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Child
The woman's husband. Michael
Lumbard, is confined in the Queens
county jail, unable to provide $200
b?il after being arrested cn a charge
of stealing bread. Both he and his
wife were arrested with twenty
loaves in their possession, but the
charge against the woman was not
With her husband in jail, the
mother had no means of providing
for herself and children, and they
were in a pitable light when visited.
The children were sent to the rooms
of the society, while neighbors pro
vided food for the mother.
Town Under Water.
Chico, Cal.. Feb. 4.?The town of
Tehama. which had 600 inhabitants
is under 15 feet of water. The Sou
thern Pacific railroad operator at
Tehama junction, half a mile from
the town, says that the depot is gone
and a block of houses has been wash
ed away. The houses are floating
?20 feet above the city's streets.
TIMES A WJSEK.
HE IS CHARGED WITH CONSPIR
ACY TO DEFRAUD .
The Government in the Town Lot
Case??Six Others Are Indicted
Muskogee, Okla., Feb. 4.?Seven
indictments were returned by the
Federal grand jury here last night
in the town lot alleged fraud inves
tigation, the charge being conspiracy
to defraud the government. The
names of those indicted are:
Gov. Charles N. Haskell, F. B.
Severs, A. Z. English, C. W. Turner,
W. T. Hutchings, Jesse W. Hill and
Walter R. Eaton.
Attorney Thomas H. Owen, of
Muskogee, representing Governor
Haskell made arrangements for the
governor to enter his appearance on
Friday and give bond in the sum of
$5,000 for appearance for trial.
The writs issued are returnable
Governor Haskell is at Guthrie.
There is but one indictment against
him. It charges conspiring with
Walter R. Eaton and Clarence W.
Turner to defraud the government.
There are two indictments against
Turner and one each against the)
Walter R. Eaton, one of the men
indicted, is the secrctwy of the In
dlanola Contracting Company, of j
which Governor Haskell is president,
and which it is alleged scheduled
the names of many "dummies" to
secure town lots.
Fifteen of the wealthiest men in
Muskogee called at the office of the
United States marshal and signed
Governor Haskell's bond for $5,000.
Many more asked to be allowed to
Governor Haskell when informed
that he was indicted issued the fol
lowing statement to The Associated
"I have just beard of the indict
ment for conspiracy coupled with
seven or eight of the oldest and high
est charactered citizens in Muskogee,
who developed and built up that
country by their unselfish effort.
From now on, the proceeding will
be open to both sides.
"Hearst's crooked manipulations
will be at a discount.
"I am satisfied that the interior
department has been misled by false
statements. I am confident there
has not been a dishonest act done by
any of the indicted parties and that
good citizens in general regardless
of politics feel the same way.
(Signed) "C. N. HASKELL."
Nineteen People Drowned in a Lake
Rome, Feb. 4.?Word has just
been received from Vercurago, in the
district of Lecco, of a drowning ac- I
cident, in which nineteen people per
ished. The wife of Signor Locgone,
the proprietor of one of the larg
est silk factories in the district, was
taking sixteen of the girls employed
in her husband's mill on a trip to
the famous San Gennaro sanctuary,
when the barge in which they were
proceeding began to leak. The girls
became panick-stricken and in their
struggles upset the boat. AH were
drowned, including two workmen
from the factory who were rowing
BOTH LEGS BROKEN
In Attempt to Stop a Horse at Ben
Benncttsville. Feb. 3.?In an effort
to stop a horse this morning, Mr.
George T. Reid had both his legs
broken just above the knee. Mr.
Reid was at home. The boy brought
the horse and buggy out and the
horse became frightened at some
thing. Mr. Reid attempted to stop
the animal and was knocked down
and injured. The physicians have
set and dressed the injured parts
and Mr. Reid seems to be standing
the shock remarkably well. He is
about 57 years old and the senior
of the firm of Reid & Co. of this
Kills Two Men and Wounds Eight
Others in Mine.
Johnstown, Tenn., Feb. 4.?Two.
men were killed and eight others
injured today as the result of an
elevator accident at Shaft No. 1, of
the Jerome Coal mine. Jerome, Pa.,
near here. The dead men are
Michael Mudderick and Charles Ber
bers. While descending the shaft
the elevator dropped with terrific
speed. Mudderick and Borgers at
tempted to jump out when the car
struck, but when the car bounded
upward they were crushed to death,
while their eight companions escaped
with painful bruises.
Shot Girl and Self.
New York, Feb. 3.?Harry Pope,
a saloon keeper in Brooklyn, shot
Bessie Schroeder, 23 years old in the
back this afternoon and then killed
himself in a brooklyn hotel.
ORANGE BUBO, 6
THE HOUSE REFUSED TO INTER
FERE IN MATTER.
Sabbath Observance Given as the
Principal Reason for Voting the
Columbia, Feb. 5.?The Rucker
bill to prohibit any city or town to
make it unlawful to sell lunches on
Sunday had another fight and was
finally killed by a vote of 68 to 48
by the house yesterday.
When third reading bills were
reached Mr. Richards moved to re
commit the bill. He said he knew
it was unusual but he felt he would
be doing himself and those who be
lieved in Sabbath observance an in
justice if he did not protest against
such a bill. The legislature had not
the right to enforce a law of that
kind on towns that might want to
prohibit lunch selling on Sunday.
Mr. Rucker said his bill simply
allowing a hungry man to gel some
thing to eat when he traveled on
Sunday. ' He had no patience with
the smug believer in Sabbath observ
ance who denied a lunch to the trav
eler while enjoying a hot dinner at
Mr. McMahan said it was dang
erous to meddle with local police
regulations. It would not be just,
for instance, to say to a strict re
ligious community like Due West
that it should have the same local
ordinances as Columbia. The entire
principle was wrong. The bill on
an aye and nay call was accordingly
The vote on the motion of Mr.
Rihcards to recommit the bill was
Ayes?Messrs. Amick, Bodie, Bow
ers, Bowman, Brice, W. D. Bry
an, Bunch, Cantrell, 'Carey, Car
rigan. Carter, Carwile. Celey, Clary,
Daniel, Dick, Dingle, E. C. Edwards,
,Fraser. J. P. Gibson, W. J. Gibson,
Graham, Green, Greer, Hall, Hamer,
Harmon, J. R. Harrison, Wade, >C.
Harrison, Hines, Horger, Hydrick,
Lane, Lawson, League, Lee, Leng
plck, McColl, McEachern, McKeown,
McMahan, Mann, Mauldin, Mosley,
Nicholson, Niver, Nunnery, Richards,
Ridgell, G. M. Riley, D. C. Sanders,
Scarborough, Seibels, B. A. Shuler,
Simkins, Singleton, Chas. A. Smith,
M. L. Smith, Spears, Stanley, Stubbs,
Jared D. Sullivan, Suydam, Utsey,
Vaughan, Way, Wingo, Wyche?68.
Nays?Messrs. Joshua W. Ashley,
Melvin J. Ashley, Ayer, Berg, Brown,
Browning, F. M. Bryan, Coker, Cos
grove, Dixon, Doar, Duvall, Isaac,
Edwards, Foster, Fultz, Garris,
Gasque, Glasscock, Griffin, Hollis,
Hughes, Irby, Jackson, Kibler, Lee
land, Mars, Mobley, Nesbitt, Pat
terson, Pauling, W. L. Riley, Robert
son, Rocssler, Rucker, O. L. San
ders. Sawyer, C. T. Shuler, K. P
Smith, P. P. Sullivan, Tobias, Wade,
Wells, Whatley, Wiggins, Williams,
O. A. Wilson, W. B. Wilson, Jr.,
FIRE DRAWS NEAR
And Residents of Pittsburg Are in
Pittsburg, Feb. 3.?A fire burning
for forty years in the depths of a
coal mine in West Liberty, now in
the new Nineteenth ward will be
fought by the Pittsburg fire depart
ment in an effort to save two houses
which are ..reatened. Besides fear
ing for the safety of their property,
as the smouldering fire creeps closer,
have asked Director of Public Works
Edward G. Lang for aid. Assistant
Fire Chief James Connelly, after an
investigation yesterady said that
while the danger did not appear to
be immediate, action would be tak
en by the department. Three years
ago a man who went to sleep on the
warm earth above the fire was over
come by gas fumes.
CHILD KILLED BY LION.
Mother, in Despair, Almost Throws
Herself on Beast.
Balboa, Cal.. Feb. 1.?Her two
year-old boy killed by a huge moun
tain lion and the sight of the fierce
beast devouring ,one of his legs,
which it had torn from the sock
et, greeted Mrs. Chris Brown when
they entered the family tent, after
a short walk last evening. When
'he mother realized what had taken
place she screamed and almost threw
herself on the lion, which growled
savagely and disappeared slowly
through the rear of the etnt, carry
ing a mouthful of flesh in its teeth.
Stork Trains ('rash.
Chillicothe, O., Feb. 3.?Three
trainmen were killed and one fatally
injured early today when two stock
trains on the Chicago. Milwaukee
and St. Paul railroad collided head
on at Powersville, Mo. It appears
one of the trains was a runaway,
the crew having lost control of it.
Aiken, Feb. 3.?A forest fire of
large extent has been raging north
of Aiken. Up to this time, it is
stated that several thousand acres
of valuable timber lands have been
burned over. The damage is not
known, but will probably reach many
thousands of dollars.
C SATURDAY, FEJBRI
Wins Its First Fight In the House
VERY CLOSE VOTE
The House Agrees to Take up Pro
hibition Measure Out of its Reg
ular Order and Will Talk on the
Subject, But the Vote is Not Con
Columbia, Feb. 5.?After an aye
and nay vote the house yesterady
decided to order bill No. S5, known
as the prohibition bill, an" adjourn
ed debate bill, for 11 o'clock today.
The State says the vote is really
not a test of the streigth of the
phohibitionists, according to the lo
cal option people in the house, as
there were a number who will vote
against the bill that were willing
for it to come up and be disposed
of before the debates were started
on the appropriation and supply
Mr. Richards, who made the mo
tion for the oil, urged the house to
consider the measure either one way
or another at once. The bill is in
troduced by Messrs. Richards, M. L.
Smith, C. A. Smith and J. P. Carey.
Mr. Rucker raised the point that
the aight before the house had re
fused to take up the bill for a special
order and the ?Jlincher (had been
put on the refusal. Mr. Smith, act
ing as speaker in the absence I of
Mr. Whaley, ruled that the motion
of Mr. Richards was in order as the
motion the night before was for ?he
purpose of making the bill a special
order. The present motion of Mr.
Richards was to make the bill !an
adjourned debate bill.
I Mr. Rucker held that to make the
bill either special order or an ad
journed debate bill two motions
were necessary. First to take up the
bill out of its regular order. That
motion had been defeated the day
before. Should the house agree to
take up the bill out of Its regular
order, then it could be made a spec
ial order, withdrawn or any other
action taken on it that the author
might desire, should the house con
Mr. Smith, however, ruled that the
house could not bind itself for the
entire session on any motion not
to take up a bill out of its regular
order. The motion to make the
bill a special order had been clinch
ed, but the motion of Mr. Richards
was to make it an adjourned de
bate bill. ?
Mr. Dixon moved to lay the mo
tion of Mr. Richards to make the
bill adjourned debate on the table..
The ayes and nays were called for
and the vote was as follows:
Yeas?Messrs. Melvin J. Ashley,
Ayer, Berg, Browning, F. M. Bryan.
Bunch, Carwile, Coker, Cosgrove,
Cothran, Dick, Dixon, Doar, Duvall,
E. C. Edwards Isaac Edwards, Fultz,
Garris, Gasque, Glasscock, Graham,
Greer, Griffin, J. R. Harrison, Hol
lis, Hughes, Hydrick, McColl, Mc
Mahan, Mars, Niver, Patterson, Paul
ling, Rucker, O. L. Sanders, Sawyer,
Seibels, Simkins, Singleton, K. P.
Smith, Stanley, Tobias, Vander
Horst, Vanghan. Wade, Wells, Wig
rins, Williams. 0. T)#A. Wilson, W.
P.. Wilson, Jr., Wrigfflt?55.
Nays?Messrs. Amick, Joshua W.
Ashley, Bodie, Bowers, Bowman,
Boyd, Brice, Brown, W. D. Bryan,
Cantrell, Carrigan. Carter, Celey,
Clary, Daniel, Dingle, Foster, Eraser,
J. P. Gibson, W. J. Gibson, Green,
Hall, Hamer, Harmon. Wade C. Har
rison, Hines. Horger, Kibler, Lawson,
Lee McEachern, McKeown, Mann.
Mauldin, Mobley, Mosley, Nesbitt,
Nicholson. Nunnery. Richards.
Ridgell. G. M. Riley, W. L. Riley,
Robertson, Roessler, D. C. Sanders. |
Scarborough, B. A. Shuler, C. T. I
Shuler. Chas. A. Smith. M. L. Smith,
Spears. Stubbs, Jared D. Sullivan,
P. P. Sullivan. Suydam. Utsey, Way.
Whatley. Wingo. Wyche? 61.
The clincher was then put on and
by a division vote of ">9 to 52 the
house agreed to make the measure
an adjourned debate bill for 11
THE HEAD OF A MAX
Found on the Pilot of Passenger
New York. Fe A 3.?The head of
a man was carried into the Pennsyl
vania station on the pilot of a lo
comotive which drew a fast passen
ger train into Jersey City. Despite
the fact it was removed as quickly
as possible hundreds of passengers
saw it. It was learned that in Rail
way men had picked up fragments
of a man's body and had been search
for the head. Then word was sent
to that place of the finding of a
head on the locomotive, which lin
ing for the head. Then word was ser'.l
Shot While Hunting.
Hawkinsville, Ga., Feb. 3.?News
has just been received here that Dr.
E. C. Brown, a well known physician
of this city, had been accidentally
shot through the eye at a dove shoot
several miles above here.
JAKV 6, 190?.
THREE MEN KILLED
IN RAILROAD WRECK AT LONG
Two Trains on the Seaboard Air
Line Collided Six Miles East of
Abbeville, Feb. 4.?Trains Nos.
19 and 20 on the Seaboard Air Line
Railway collided head on some six
miles east of Abbeville, near Long
Cane trestle about halfpast ten
o'clock Tuesday night.
The trains were running at high
speed when they met on a long tres
tel, and both locomotives and ten
cars were totally demolished.
Engineer Clyde Moore, and his
fireman, L. H. Nichols son of ex
County Supervisor G. N. Nichols,
were killed and also a ccj'ored brake
man named Beard.
Mr. Moore formerly lived at Lan
caster, where his remains will be tak
en. The bodies of Messrs. Moore
and Nichols were brought to Abbe
ville last night to be prepared for
The colored brakoman's body was
not recovered from the wreck until
Wednesday morning, when it was
brought to Abbeville in a sheet, lit
erally ground to pieces.
Flagman Harges, white, and Fire
man Henry Workman were slightly
injured. No one on their train was
A relief train was sent at once
to the scene "of the wreck when the
matter was reported at this place.
It is said that Engineer Marvin
Jones of train No. 20 had set his
watch exactly an hour wrong and
that he passed the designated meet
ing point at Long Cane trestle where
train No. 19 should have me-: him.
Mr. Jones saved his life by jump
ing from his engine. He is held in
the highest esteem here and Is one
of the road's best men.
He Is accused of Stealing a Mule in
Alken. Feb. 3.?On last Friday
morning Vastine Chavis was cap
tured on Mr. Britt Hutto's place in
the sand hills of Lexington county,
by the chief detective for the State
of Georgia, C. E. Hall, with the as
sistance of Sheriff Corley, of Lex'ng
ton, and his deputy.
Chavis is wanted .for horse steal
ing. It is alleged he stole a horse
from Mr. C. D. Carr, the well known
merchant of Augusta. Chavis rode
the mule to near Langley and traded
him to Nat Hamlet for a bay horse
and $20 to boot.
Chavis had his gun when arrested
and raised it to shoot, but was grab
bed by Sheriff Corley and soon over
powered and handouffed, and carried
back to Augusta. He is charged
with other depredations In Aiken
A BEAUTIFUL HEIRESS,
Scorning Life of Ease, Marries a Sal
vation Army Worker.
Burlington, N. J., Feb. 3.?Re
jecting a life of ease and luxury
and refusing to enter the field of
social prominence her family had
planned for her. Miss Marion Fer
gus Woolman, rich, good looking
and brilliantly educated, and a
daughter of one of the city's proud
est families, last night became the
bride of Capt. Alexander Samuel
Hewitt, an officer of the American
Salvation Army. Xext week on their
return from a brief wedding trip, the
pair will take up slumming work in
Plainfleld, where the bridegroom has
been assigned to the command of
the local corps. Miss Woolman is
heiress to a fortune estimated at
from $150,000 to JL'?O.OOO, and she
will give a greater portion of the
money, it is said, to Salvation Army
FIEND IN HUMAN FORM.
A Mother Saves Her Child From
Gaffney, Feb. 4.?Tuesday after
noon, about 5 o'clock, while the two
Children of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Tur
ner, a boy of about 10 and a girl of
about 5 years, were playing in the
house, a negro boy named Norman
Gregory entered the room, and, seiz
ing the little girl, attempted a crim
inal assault upon her. The screams
of the boy alarmed the mother, who
was somewhere about the premises,
and upon running to the house found
the rascal making the attempt as
above stated. She seized a shotgun
and snapped both barrels, only to
find that the weapon was unloaded.
The negro made good his escape,
but he will be caught.
Killed Six Italians.
New York. Feb. 4.?Six men were
killed and several injured today
when a construction train on the
New York Central railroad ran
down a party of track repairers
near University Heights in Bronx
borough. A gang of laborers, all
Italians, were working near a curve
when the train swept around the
bend, plunged into the group and
hurled the men in every direction.
MARYLAND GOVERNOR WOULD
HANG NEW YORKER
Who Abducted and Carried Off
a Twelve-Year-Old Girl From Her
Baltimore, Feb. 4.?The Balti
more grand jury today will indict
Joseph Janer,, who is accused of kid
napping Katherine Loerch from her
home, 334 Classon avenue, Brook
lyn, and if he is convicted of the
crime charged, he may be hanged.
The Maryland authorities will re
sist all attempts of .the Brooklyn po
lice to have Janer extradited and
will insist that he be tried here,
where death is the penalty.
The child,, who will not be 12
years old until the 22nd of this
month, related the story of her ab
duction in the Central police court.
When she had finished the Mary
land authorities, headed by the gov
ernor, were so enraged that they
decided to indict and try him within
a week, under Maryland law. Ar
ticle 27, section 369, of the code
of public general lawB of Maryland,
provides for cases of this sort a?
? "The offender being convicted
thereof, shall, at the discretion of
the court, suffer death or imprison
ment for life in the penitentiary or
for a definite period, not less than
18 months, nor more than 21 years."
Janer, who had been a friend of
the girl's paralytic father, and a
boarder in her home, was arrested
in a barroom on Calvert street. He
had been drinking heavily there for
an hour, and the child he had stolen
stood shivering and crying in the
He had forced her to wait there
for him since they had left a cheap
boarding house some hours before.
At police headquarters Janer was
too much befuddled with whiskey
to talk, but the girl sobbed out a
pitiful statement to the [officials,
which she signed. Its nature is
such that no considerable portion
will do for publication.
MEMORY OF LINCOLN
Will Bring Harmony to Political
Parties of Kentucky for a Day. . .
politics ath One3,6k hrdluuuuuu
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 4.?Though
politics are admittedly dominant in
Kentucky, both political parties have
united in preparation for the Lin
coln centeniary celebration to be.
held at Hodgenvllle,' Ky., February
12th, when President Roosevelt and
others will speak.
State Chairman Winn and Henry
B. Prewitt, both of Mount-Sterling
and next-door neighbors, have eae^i
appointed four members of a con
ference committee which on Satur
day will determine what concerted
part the Republicans and Democrats
shall take in the ceremonies.
CHANGE NAME CAPITOL SQUARE
Wants It to Be Known as Indepen
Washington, Feb. 4.?Congress
man Barthold, of Missouri, proposes
to introduce a bill to change the
name of Lafayette Square, which is
directly in front of the White House
to Independence Square and substi
tute for the statue of Andrew Jack
son, a fitting statue of George Wash
ington. The Jl.ckson statue now
stands in the center of the square,
and is one of the handsomest in
The statue of Von Steuben which
is to adorn one corner o fthe square?,
is now ready and the house has been
On another corner is the statue of
Lafayette! on another that of Roch
ambeau and on the fourth corner
will be Pulaski.
New Cotton Expert Appointed.
Washington, Feb. 4.?Julien L.
Brode of Memphis, Tonn., an ex
pert in the cotton business, wil be
appointed special agent of the de
partment of commerce and labor to
inquire into the matter of cotton
seed products, succeeding Albert G.
Perkins of Tennessee. resigned.
Brodo's work will begin in the South
of France and will extend east as
are as St. Petersburg.
Shoots Self to Death.
Charlotte. X. C. Feb. 3.?Citizens
of Thomasville, N. C, wore shocked
this morning by the news that A. F.
Cox, one of the most prominent res
idents of that town, had committed
suicide. After kissing his wife and
baby. Cox went upstairs, took his
revolver and blew out his brains.
Loeb Gets the ob.
Washington. Feb. 4.?Friends of
William Loeb. secretary to the Presi
dent, made the definite announce
ment that he will become collector
of the port of New York at the be
ginning of the next administration.
Passed Over Veto of Governor.
Nashville. Tenn., Feb. 4.?The bill
prohibiting the manufacture of in
toxicating liquors in Tennessee was
passed by the house over the gov
3 CENTS PER COPT.
WILL BEAT CRUM
Senator Tillman to Talk to Death
HE HAS A HARD FIGHT
Cut He Plans a One-Man Filibus
ter by Which He Hopes to Defeat
Cram's Appointment ? Declares
He Can Talk It to Deatii Provided
His Health Will Stand.
Washington, Feb. 3.?In order to
defeat the confirmation of W. D.
Crum's appointment as collector of
the port at Charleston, it is staged
today that F~ "or Tillman, if neces
sary, will conduce a "one-man" fiilli
buster until congress adjourns on
March 4, even at the risk of his
health, which is none too good.
The senator proposes to talk the
confirmation to death, which he may
easily do if his strength doesn't de
sert him. Under the rules of tha
senate, no proposition can be put to
a vote so long as a senator wants
to be heard, and there is no way-by
which the remarks of a member can
Senator Tillman has requested a
number of Democrats to tielp him
with his fillibuster, speaking from
one hour to half a day each, and he
has enlisted the aid of a number,
although it appears that many Dem
ocrats doubt the wisdom of contin
uing the fight on Crum.
But, with little help, Tillman
should be able to hold up the confir
mation until Taft is inaugurated,
and unless he changes his mind, he
will do this.
The senate does not hold an ex
ecutive session every day, and this
fact will operate to the hand of Till
man, as the Crum matter can be con
sidered only in executive session.
After Senator Tillman had taken
the floor, he called for a quorum,
and after the roll call, he announced
that he proposed to see that a quo
rum was maintained throughout the
The vice president called his at
tention to a ruling made in the last
hours of the last session of congress,
to the effect that, business must not
intervene between calls for a quo
rum, and that a speecn would not be
regarded as "business."
This announ'cement provoked a
discussion of the rule, but through
out the afternoon no occasion arose
to call forth a ruling on that ques
Mr. Tillman had received commu
nications from various commercial
bodies of Charleston, in opposition
to the confirmation of the Crum nom
ination, and read them to prove that
his protest against Crum fully repre
sented the popular sentiment in
The Japanese and Chinese ques
tions, now causing discussion on the
Pacific coast, were referred to, and
Mr. Bacon, of Georgia, made a gen
eral inquiry of the Pacific coast as
to their attitude toward any propo
sition to appoint a Chinaman as col
lector of customs of San Francisco.
There was a very general discus
sion of the race problem in which
several of the senators on the Dem
ocratic side took part. Senator
Money occupied nearly an hour and
reviewed the history of the races,
to sustain his position that the su
periority of the white race marked
it to dominate in matters of govern
About, fifty senators remained in
the chamber thoroughout the ses
soin. The nomination will come up
in executive session today, and Mr.
Tillman. it is expected, will continue
As predicted above, the Crum mat
ter came up today and nearly four
hours was devoted to its considera
tion. Senator Tillman aided by his
Democratic colleagues staved off ac
tion and the matter went over for
The Republican senators are unit
ed in favor of confirming Crum in
order that Mr. Taft may be reliev
ed of the necessity of sending a nom
ination to the senate, wTiicli has been
opposed during the present adminis
The debate in the senate today,
according to the reports which leak
ed out afterwards, resembled an old
time ministrelsy. Senator Tillman,
McLaurin, Money and Johnston told
negro dialect stories and kept the
senate in laughter throughout the
Nothing but the best of humor
was displayed. Senator Tillman re
counted a number of incidents with
his various controversies with Presi
Fate of Steamer Unknown.
New York. Feb. 4.?The agents of
the Norwegian steamer Munin, which
sailed from New York January 26,
for Darien, Ga., said that they had
had no word from the steamer since
she left port. The Munin carried no
passengers and had a crew of 25.
When asked if there was a proba
bility that the Munin was the steam
er which went down offDiamond
Shoals last week, the agents said it