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Bobbers Seize Rfgislerd Hail ad
Make Good Taeir Escape.
Second Section of,Robbed Coast Line
Pursuing Detectives' Special
Flyer Game Up as Robbers Fled?
Wrecked Shortly Afterward by
Southern Railway Freight.
?c The Atlantic Coast Line train
which left Savannah for Charleston
twenty minutes late Tuesday morning
at about one o'clock was held up and
robbed a short distance from Hardee
ville just before day Tuesday morn
ing. The train was running in two
sections because ?nf the heavy pas
senger traffic and the express car
which the robbers were believed to
he after was carried on the second
section and escaped. The robbers,
however, captured the mail car and
secured several sacks of registered
D. H. McRoy, the night operator
in the tower at Hardeeville, states
that the train reached his station in
good condition and he gave - it the
signal to goahead. Shortly after the
train got away from Hardeeville and
before it had gotten out of s*ght, it
stopped. He was. surprised to see
this, as it had no signal to stop at that
point. Just about that time the sec
ond section of the train arrived from
Savannah and McRoy advised the
crew to go ahead and find out what
tho trouble was with' the flfst section:
Arriving at the spot -where'the first
section had stopped, the train crew
found the utmost confusion reigning.
The robbers, two In number, had
forced the engineer to stop his train,
and, covering the flagman and the
conductor with pistois.-they made the
flagman open the mail car, alter it
had been detached from the train .and
run some distance.- Here two' mail
clerks were found at work and they
were mado to give up two bags of
registered mail. The robbers then
mflde^.xtkerr: escape. - As'quickly as
poiisi^bier: -Savannah "was notified of
th^.rpjb^b.ery, and ?-'Special- train, con
sisting of an engine and two cars,
with several Coast Line officials and
detectives, was en:route to the scene
?mithin ? an hour.
The Bpecial was in charge of Engi
neer L. E. Rawls and' a conductor.
The Coast Line and the Southern use
the same-tracks out of Savannah to
Hardeeville, and while en route io the
scans of the robbery, the train with
tha detectives on board ran into a
freight, itrain of the Southern Rail
way. The wreck delayed the arrival
of the officials and the-detectives for
some time and they did not reach the
scene of the robbery until several
hours after it had occurred. The rob
bers, it is .believed, boarded the train
at Hardeeville, as the dispatcher
thinks he saw two suspicious looking
characters get aboard at that point.
He thinks they .got between the two
front coaches and from there made
their way to the tender and to the
engine. The train that was held up
was in charge of Engineer J. E. Far
ri;3 of Charleston, Conductor Damon
of Florence and Fireman Abe Wil
liams, colored. Engineer Farris says,
in his report to the officials of the
Atlantic Coast Line, that as he was
leaving Hardeeville he looked around
and the two men had climbed into
the cab and had him covered with
revolvers. They ordered him to go
alaead and after getting just north of
the north switch ordered him to stop.
They made him and his fireman get
down on the ground on the left.side
of. the engine. One of them stood
guard over them while the other
looked after the others. Conductor
Damon went up to the engine on the
right side and was shot at by one of
the men and made to go. to the postal
car and have the postal clerks come'
out, the robbers threatening to blow
up the car if they did not do so.
Ed. Dozier, the colored porter, came
up shortly after this and he was also
held up by the robbers. The engineer
and the postal clerks were put on
the engine and Farris was made to
pull ahead a short distance with the
postal car.
The clerks were then made to put
all the registered mail into bags.
A large, stout man appeared to be
the leader. Bloodhounds were dis
patched to the, scene from Beaufort
and Hampton counties, with officers.
Another special train, carrying the
special agents of the Atlantic Coast
Line, United States postal inspectors
and railroad officials, has been sent
from Savannah to the scene of the
robbery. Orders were also issued by
the railroad officials to prevent any
one from going about the place, If
possible, until after the bloodhounds
have reached the scene. The robbers
are supposed to have gotten fifty-five
registered packages.
The engineer and firemen of the
first special train jumped when their
train ran into the freight and the fire
man was painfully hurt. .Another
feature of the robbery was the scare
the passengers on the local Coast Line
train, leaving Savannah at 5:40
o'clock Tuesday morning, got just
tb's side of Hardeeville. The train
was going along at a good rate of
speed, when suddenly there was a
loud report and everybody jumped
up, believing it was held up, too. Pis
tols were drawn and the passengers
determined to protect themselves at
Rescue of First Three and Then Two
More Gives Added Vigor to Anns
of Sturdy Toilers ,
A Briceville, Tenn., dispatch says
five men have been removed alive
from the Cross Mountain mine, where
between 120 and 150 miners were en
tombed by an explosion Saturday.
The discovery that some of the
men are alive has led to renewed vig
or on the part of the men who are
striving to fight /their way through
masses of debris to the rescue of their
imprisoned fellow men.
Three men were brought out of
the mine at 9 o'clock Tuesday night.
They were: William Henderson,
aged 55; iMilton Henderson, aged 22,
his son; Irwin Smith, aged 35.
All of the men are married. They
were found in left cross entry No.
19, and had escaped death after the
explosion of Saturday morning by
erecting a brattice, cutting off the
deadly after damp. All wer9 in good
condition and will live. In fact, the
elder Henderson was so string that
he wished to walk to his home.
The finding of these men alive has
created new hope in the breasts of
the rescuers.
Two more men, making five in all,
were brought out of the mine alive
shortly after 11 o'clock Tuesday
night. Rescue men are now digging
for three more men who are reported
to be alive.
The two men are Artb lr Scott,
aged 30, and Dore Irish, aged 30,
who is alBO married. . Irisl is badly
burned about the face and I ands, but
probably will recover. Scott is prac
tically unhurt.
They Are Charged With Burning a
Farmer's Barn.
A dispatch from Abbeville to the
Greenville News says for a time Mon
day morning there was considerable
excitement in Abbeville and threats of
lynching four negroes who had been
put in jail, charged with burning a
bam belonging to a farmer by the
name of Bradbury, together with
four fine mules and the contents of
the barn. Incendiarism was suspect
ed; and some of Mr. Bradbury'b sons
stayed up to watch for developments.
In a short while a negro boy came
stealing up and when he saw the
white boys he ran away, but he was
followed and caught. He confessed
that he was one of four negroes who
set fire to the barn and that they
were appointed by a lodge of which
they were members to fire the barn
and also the residence of Mr. Brad
bury, and that he was returning to
fire the house when he was captured.
He said that he was compelled by the
other three to go with them to fire
the barn, and that he was threatened
with death if he told on th&m.
The whole trouble staifed about
the removal of a lodge room off some
land which Mr. Bradbury owned. The
negroes did not want to move, and
sought revenge in the torch. A mes
sage was sent the governor Tuesday
morning asking a speedy trial for the
.four negroes, and it is probable that
a number of other arrests will fol
low. Feeling is intense against the
negroes under arrest, and there
might be an outbreak at any time
unless there is a speedy trial.
Crushed Under Engine Which Falls
From Coal Shut^.
At Anderson Engineer Lawrence
Maddox and the colored fireman or a
local freight train, on the Southern
Railway, between Columbia and
Greenville, were instantly killed at
Pelzer, Tuesday afternoon, when their
engine fell from a coal chute. The
engine was placing several cars on
the chute and the brakes, when ap
plied, failed to work. Both men real
ized their danger and leaped from
the cab to save their lives. As the
tender of the engine, filled with coal,
turned over it fell upon the men,
horribly mangling them. The section
gang was called from the Pelzer
yards, and within two hours the
mangled bodies of the two men were
Dorothy Arnold's Mysterious Disap
pearance Unsolved.
Miss Dorothy Arnold, whose mys
terious disappearance from her home
in New York puzzled the police of two
continents, will have been missing
just one year last Monday. The ab
Jsoiice was first made public on Jan
uary 26. and since then various con
flicting reports concerning the search
for her have kept the public in a
state of wonderment. John S. Keith,
the Arnold family's lawyer, says the
family believes the girl is dead and
no other explanation can bo con
ceived, as absolutely no clue as to
what became of her has ever been
! found.
all hazards. There was almost a
par.ic for a time, until it was found
that the noise had been made by a
torpedo, which had been placed on
the track to warn the train of the
delay to the second section of the
heli-up train.
Estkate Pots Yield of Cotton at Nearly
Fifteen Million Bales.
All But Four of the Cotton-Growing
States Establish New Production
Records?Figures for South Caro
lina Indicate Crop of Nearly Mil
lion and Half Bales.
The total production of cotton in
the Uaited States for the season of
1?11-'12 will amount to 7,121,713,
000 pounds (not including Unters),
of 14,885,000 bales of 500 pounds,
gross weight, according to the first
official estimate of the size c|! the crop
issued at 2 p. m. Tuesday by the
crop reporting board of the United
States department of agriculture and
made up from reports of tlie corre
spondents and agents of the Bureau of
statistics throughout the cotton belt.
Heretofore the record cotton crop
was that of the year 1904, when 13,
438,012 bales, exclusive of Unters,
were grown. Other large crops were
those of 19?6, which was 13,273,809
bales, and 1908, when 13,241,799
bales were grown. In point of value,
however, the crop of 1910, which
was 11,608,616 bales, exclusive of
linters, was the record one, the fibre
being valued at $820,320,000 and the
cotton seed at $142,860,000, a total
of $963,180,000 as the aggregate val
ue of the cotton crop of that year.
(Conditions early in the growing
season this year led to the belief that
the crop would be one of record pro
portions. First estimates or the
yields, based on the condition figures,
placed the probable production wen
toward the figures of the biggest crop
heretofore grown. The acreage on
which cotton was planted this season
was estimated by the department or
agriculture to be 35,004,000 acres, a
greater area than ever before planted
to cotton in this country. This vast
area exceeded the previous record of
acreage by more than 2,500,000
acres, there having been planted 32,
444,000 acres In 1908 and 32,403,000
acres last year. In the record pro
duction year of 1904 only 30,053,793
acres were planted.
Scorching hot and excessively dry
weather during the middle of the
summer caused considerable damage
to cotton in many parts of the cotton
belt. Later in the season weather
conditions were distinctly favorable i
in most parts of the belt and the crop
improved. The hot weather and
drought, however, were responsible
for a smaller yield this year than ex
perts early in the season predicted as
a result of the record acreage and
splendid growing conditions than pre
vailing. One result of the hot weath
er was that the crop matured about
two weeks earlier than usual.
The estimated production by States,
in 500-pound bales, exclusive of lin
ters, with the acreage and yield com
parisons for 1910, and tho record
years of 1906 and 1904 follows:
Bales Acreage.
1911.14,885,000 35,004,000
1910.11,608,616 32,403,000
1906. 13,273,809 31,374,0t)0
1904. 13,438^012 30,053,739
1911. 23,000 37,000
1910. 14,815 34,000
1906 . 16,195 47,199
1904.? 13,862 36,000
North Carolina.
1911.... 935,000 1,587,000
1910. 706,142 1,511,000
1906 .? 579,326 3,074,000
1904. 703,760 1,306,968
South Carolina.
1911. 1,480,000 2,705,000
1910_ .. 1,163,501 2,626,000
1906. 876,181 2,389,000
1904. 1,151,170 2,531,875
1911 .- 2,560,000 5;il9,000
1910. 1,767,202 4,970,000
1906. 1,553,638 4,610 000
1904. 1,887,853 4,227.188
1911. 73,000 ' 284,000
1910. 5S,949 2G?,lH>0
1906. 55,945 283,000
1904 . 79,171 267,372
1911 . 1,600,000 3,81 5,000
1910. 1,194,250 3,633,000
1506. 1,261,522 3,658,000
1904 . 1.44S.157 3,611,731
1911 . 1,195,000 3,454,000
1910. 1,262,680 3,420,000
1906. 1,530,7S4 3,408,000
1904 . 1.79S.917 3,632,45S
1911.1,195,000 3,454,000
1910.1,262,680 3,420,000
1906. 1,530,784 3.40S.000 I
i 904 . 1.79S.917 3,032,458
1911. 359.000 1,118,000
1910. 245,G48 1,075,000
1 906. 9S7.779 1,739,000
1 904 .,. 1.0S9.52G 1,745,S65
1911.4.2SO.O0O 10.SfiS.000
191 0. 3,049,409 10,350,000
1906. 4.1 74.20G S,S94,000
1 904 . 3,145.372 8,355,491
1911 . 915,000 2,440,000
1910. 821,233 2,375,000
190G. 941,1 77 2,097,000
1904. 930,6C5 2,051,1S5
1911. . ?. 420,000 822,000
1910. 331,947 783,000
1906.. 306,037 814,000
1904.. .. .., 329,319 SSl,34l'
Roosevelt's Friends Start the Trouble
by Opposing Taft's Choice for Head
of Campaign.
A dispatch from Washington says
hostilities of an- unexpected char
acter and from an unlooked for quar
ter developed Tuesday among mem
bers of the Republican national com
mittee and other prominent party
leaders who are here in connection
with the meeting to fix the time and
place for the presidential nomination
convention next summer.
Opposition to Col. Harry S. New
of Indiana, the administration's can
didate for chairman of the subcom
mittee on convention arrangements,
was responsible for the ill feeling en
gendered. No settlement was reach
ed, but some of President Taft's clos
est, friends announce that they not
only would insist upon the election
of Mr. New, but upon naming a ma
jority of the committee.
Only less interesting than the un
looked for controversy over the con
trol of the subcommittee in charge
of the convention was the exploitation
throughout the day of Col. Theodore
Roosevelt as the possible candidate
for the presidential nomination. The
advocacy of Col. Roosevelt, but thin
ly veiled Monday, wa3 open and pro
miscuously' procleamed Tuesday.
The advocates of Col. Roosevelt's
nomination apparently based their
arguments in his behalf upon the fact
that at nq. time had the former pres
ident announced that he would not
accept the nomination if it were ten
dered to him.
lit was recognized that he would
not openly become a candidate, they
said,, but they were busy sounding
members of the national committee
and other prominent Republicans as
to their sentiment in regard to "forc
ing" the nomination upon the colonel.
There were many who connected
the open advocacy of Col. Roosevelt's
nomination wkIth the opposition to
naming a committee of arrange
ments dominated by administration
It was apparent throughout the day
that friends of Col. Roosevelt were
endeavoring in every way possible to
postpone action by the national com
mittee which would definitely com
mit anybody to any man's candidacy.
The Roosevelt enthusiastics frank
ly stated, their hope lay in working
up a demand for Col. Roosevelt to be
expressed in the convention itself.
> -?
Animals and Wugon Went Down
Flat Chain Broke.
A dispatch from Lexingto-i to The
State says two mules were drowned
in the Saluda river at Dreher's ferry
late Saturday afternoon when an at
tempt was made to cross on a flat
operated by the county. The mules
were hitched to a wagon loaded with
brick, and as the driver started to
enter the flat a link in the chain
broke and the flat went out from
under the team and all went down
together. The wagon was later re
covered. One of the mules belonged
to John J. Dreher, the other to
Thomas Shuler. Mr. Dreher's mule
was valued at $250, and iMr. Shuler's
at $150. No one seems to be directly
responsible for the accident, the only
reason assigned being the defective
link in the chain.
An Old Man Admits Tliat He Killed
His Wife When Drunk.
At Macon, Ga., Roger L. iMcCall,
aged 70 years, and one of the be;i
knovn men In that section, pleaded
g'.ilty in the superior court Tue?Jay
to the murder of his wife and was
sentenced to serve for the remainder
of his life in the State penitentiary.
He shot his wife in the back with a
shotgun while she lay sick and
asleep in .bed, the crime being com
mitted while he was under the influ
ence of liquor. When the old man's
plea was entered, the scene was an
affecting one, as the judge, prosecut
ing attorney, jurors and spectators
all burst into tears.
Bride Was Lost in the Snow Eight
Days and Died.
IMYs. John L. ITadden, a hride of
three weeks, died Tuesday on a train
bound for Denver from Rifle, Col.,
as a result of a terrible experience
she and her husband had while on
their honeymoon. They were lost
eight days in Iho mountains, losing
their way in the snow while driving
in an open buggy. 1 fail don is an
attorney of Cambridge, Mass., and his
bride's body will be taken to that
city for burial.
101 1 . 93,000 115.000
1 n I f?. 59.C33 103,000
1!10.|. 54,104 ?1.000
190-1. 51,570 79,403
Oklahoma. t
191 1 . 915,000 2,022,000
1910. 923,0G3 2,260,000
1906.? S97.826 1,981,000
1904. S04.318 1,315,663
1911 . 11,000 12,000
1910. . . . 6,000 10,000
IBER 14, 1911.
i Poll Shows a Majority of Not Less Than
Eight Against Larimer.
Which Claims that the Senator is |
Sure to be Ousted From the Sen
ate^?Many Former Supporters of
the Illinois Man Said to Be Waver
ing in Their Allegiance.
A dispatch from Washington says
William Lorimer, of Illinois, charged
with holding his scat in tbe United
States senate through the corruption
of a legislature, will be expelled by
a majority of not lees than eight.
The majority vote may be as much
as fourteen. A careful poll of the
senate made by a New York paper
justifies this statement.
Just so sure as the day comes when j
the vote is taken on the resolution)
declaring Lorimer not entitled to his
seat, that resolution will be adopted.
Friends of Mr. Lorimer realize his j
fight is hopeless. On the best infor
mation the final roll will stand:
Against Lorimer.
Republicans?Borah, Bourne, Bris
tow, Brown, 'Burton, Clapp, Craw
ford-Cummins, Dixoa, Gronna, Jones,
Kenyon, LaFollette, Lodge. Nelson,
Page, PoIndexter.Root, Smith (Mich.
Sutherland, Wonts. -
Democrats?Bacon, Bryan, Cham
berlain, Clarke, Culberson, Davis,
Gore, Hitchcock, Kern, LefL Martin,
Martine, Myers, Newlands, CrGorman,
Overman, Owen, Percy, Pomerene,
Rayne<\ Reed, Shlvely, Smith (Ga.)
Smith (S. C.) Stone, Swanson, Tay
lor, Williams. Total?49.
1-& For Lorimer.
Republican?Bradley, Bandegee,
Briggs, B?rnham, Clark, Crane, Cul
lom, CuftTB, Dilllngham, Du Pont,
Gallinger?Gam,ble, Guggenheim, Hey
burn, Lippitt, McCumber, Nixon, Oli
ver, Penrose, Perkins,' Richardson,
Smoot, Stephenson, Warren, Wet
more. 1- o
Democrats ? Bailey, Bankhead,
Fletcher, Foster, Johnston, Paynter,
Simmons, Smith (Md.) Thornton,
Tillman, Watson. Total?36.
// Doubtful.
Republican?Townsend, McLean.
Democrats ? Chiltou, Cardner,]
Lorimer is not entitled to vote on
his own case and a vacancy exists
ir Colorado, thereby reducing the
number of voters to 90, of which a
quorum is 46. Giving Lorimer all
the senators now held to be doubtful,
tbe anti-Lorimer forces will have
three more than a quorum and a ma
jority of eight.
It is generally believed by senators
hat Mr. Gamble will change his views
and join those ?vho believe Lorimer
should he outside. This would make
a clean-cut majority of ten against
Lorimer on that ballot.
In his own state 3fr. Gamble has
been severely condemned for his
vote on the Lorimer case, and it is
believed he will not again call upon
his head the wrath of his constitu
Senator Cullum also will think]
very seriously over the situation be
fore he again votes to sustain Lori
mer. In talking privately to his
colleagues he is quoted as expressing
great dissatisfaction over his previous
vote and many senators believe that
unless strong political pressure from
Illinois is brought to bear, he will be
found in the other column. He un
questionably wants to vote the other!
way. The only question Is, "Will|
he have the nerve to do it?"
Even 'Bailey, chief defender of Lor
imer, is studying present develop
ments very closely. In a speech
made when the question for a Becond
Inquiry was pending he admitted that
If the facts deduced justified a change
of positions he would accept.
Texas people have strong views on
the Lorimer case, and although he is
going out of public life Mr. Bailey
still has his ear on the ground.
J. W. Harper Killed Sumtcr Hack
man Last Christmas.
A dispatch from Sumter to The
State says it became known Tuesday
that Friday J. W. Harper bad quietly
surrendered himself to Jailer Owens
and is now in jail. Harper killed Ed
die Boss, a negro hackmun, last
Christmas night. He made his es
cape, his get-a-way occasioning a
great deal of talk and a police in
vestigation by a committee or coun
cil. Harper subsequently wrote the
sheriff, under a postmark in Cuba,
that he would come to Sumter for
trial, but nothing n ore was heard of I
him until he secretly surrenilered j
Friday. His attorneys have notified
Solicitor Stoll that they will apply to
Judge Gary Thursday for bail.
Fearful Bond) Explosion.
At Diggs, Bolhium, a bomb explo-1
sion during a cinoinatographlc ex-|
bibition, Tuesday caused two deaths|
and injured 03 persons. Eight of tin;
victims had their logs amputated.
Honors the Woman.
Col. A. S. Home, a prominent res
ident of Durham, N. C, has given
ten thousand dollars for the erection
of a monument to the women of the
Confederacy at Raleigh, N. C.
After a Long Run, One Rascal Was
Shot, Captured, But the Other
Made His Escape.
With a severe flesh wouud in the
left leg, just below the knee, caused
by a pistol ball from the weapon of
one of his captora, Flux Suber, a
negro, was lodged in the Lexington
jail Friday night. According to the
story told by the officers, Suber and
Oscar Cook, another negro, entered
the store of P. H. Stallings, tho well
known dry goods merchant it Brook
land, Friday afternoon about 2:3i'
o'clock, and proceeded to take pos
| session of the store, when they found
that only one clerk was In the store
at the time?a young girl.
I While one of the negroes was pre
tending to look ac some socks the
other picked up a half dozen pahs of
pants, the best quality that was in
the shop. When the negro who was
looking at the socks was told by the
young lady clerk that she could not
make the proper change to completo
the purchase, he said that was all
right he would take tao pair, i;hus
saving her the trouble to secure the
At one time the young woman, who
was very much frightened, attempted
to leave the store to report the oc
currence to the next door, buc was
met at the door by one of the ne
groes who had a drawn knife. Fin
ally, however, the negroes rushed
out, one of them carrying the hunch
of pants, and the clerk at once re
ported v/hat had happened.
In a very Bhort while, it is said, a
large posse was in pursuit, and so hot
became the chase that the pants were
dropped by one of the culprits. Af
ter a long chase across hill and dale
the. men In pursuit came upon Suber,
who was commanded to halt. Instead
of stopping the fugitive is said to
have gotten taster and faster, and
it was necessary to shoot him in the
leg to effect his capture. Cook loan
aged to escape.
Suber was carried back to Brook
land, where his Injuries were looked
after by Dr. Geiger. Suber had been
off the gang only a short while, hav
ing completed a sentence for larceny.
For a while there was intense, excite
ment in the little town, and it looked
like the negroes, were in danger o$
being summarily dealt with for their
dastardly attempts.
True Story About the Briceville Mine
A Briceville, Tenn., dispatch says
Hugh Larue, a miner employed in the
Cross Mountain mine, In which there
was an explosion Saturday, believes
he owes his life to a dream his wife
had Friday night. When he awoko
Saturday morning, and prepared to
go to his daily task in the mine, Mrs.
Larue told him sho would not prepare
dinner for him to carry to th emines,
as she did not want him to work that
She then recited a dream she had,
giving this as her reason for asking
that her husband stay out of the mine.
Mrs. Larue said that Friday night she
dreamed she saw scores of miners,
with their heads blown off, being car
ried out of the mine entrance; that
she and her little children (and she
has several) stood at the mine's
mouth, watching the horrible Bight.
Despite the fact that he. had nqt
missed a day from his work for many
months, he was prevailed upon Sat
urday to remain ost of the mines. It
was only a short time after Mrs.
Larue told of her dream until the
explosion was announced. With tears
of joy streaming down her face, she
embraced her husband and thanked
Cod that she had had the dream Fri
day night.
John Ferguson Struck Lead by Sea
board Passenger Engine.
At Rock Hill John Ferguson, sixty
nine years old, who lived near Ca:aw
ba Junction, was killed Tuesday af-;
ternoon by being run over by a Sea
board passenger train. Mr. Fergu
son lived near the Seaboard facks on
the plantation of John T. Spencer,
and for some reason or other was
coining along the track, .lust where
he was walking there is said to be a
very sharp curve, and as the train,
running at a good rate of speed,
trrned this curve, it was close upon
Mr. Ferguson. ? Being very deaf he
did not hear the ivhistle and was
struck and almost instantly killed.
They Are Rapidly Passing Away in
State of Texas.
A Houston, Texas, dispatch says
at the rate the Confederate veterans
and pensioners are dying throughout
the State, it will not be many years
before there wiil be no more need for
an appropriation for Confederate
pensions. According to the manner
of determining the deaths by the de
partment, there has been an average
of between 200 and .'500 deaths a?> ong
the veterans during each three
months. For the present quarter,
however, the number of deaths has
reached 700 or more.
THEY Will Wl
Outlook Bright for Dei&ocrafs if T&ey
Ad pt Progressi?e PJa?W,
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This Is the Assurance Given the New
York World by aPMajority of the
Democratic Leaders in and Out of
Congress, Who Are Divided on
Wilson and Harmon.
The New York World says many
Democrats of high standing in po
litical life all over the country have
within the last few days answered
for The World these questions:
"What are the prospects of the
success of your party candidate for,
the presidency if existing conditions
continue as at present?
"Who in your estimation should
[be the candidate of the national con
vention of your party in order to en
list the support of the majority of
voters in your state.
"What, in your judgment, should
be the issues upon which your party
should make its appeal to the voters
of your state for their support?
"Do you believe that a 'conserva
tive'" or a 'progressive' policy would
best contribute to the success of your
"The answers show that Demo
crats everywhere are eager lor the
campaign, sure of their issues, and
wholesomely confident of success.
The World herewith presents them
"The tariff reform, said everyone,
is the paramount issue.
"Progressive, rather than a con
servative policy was in the platform
Of the majority.
"Where choice of candidates was
given it was singular to note that
Governor Woodrow Wilson, of New
Jersey, and Governor- Judspn Har
mon, of Ohio, ran even, with Champ
Clark a good second; Representative
Oscar'W." Underwood and' Governor
Thomas R. Marshall, of Indiana, next
and scattering mention made of Sen
ator John W. Kern, Governor Jos
eph W. Folk, of Missouri; Governor
John Burke, of, North. Dakota; Gov
ernor Eugene N. Foss, of Massa
"Any good progressive Democrat,
was the answer of a surprisingly
large number.
Supporters of Woodrow Wilson.
''Woodrow Wilson was the first
choice of these men among others:
"Senator John Sharp Williams, of
Missouri; Senator Chamberlain, of
Oregon; Senator IMartine, of New
Jersey; Senator L. Owen, of Okla
homa; Congressman R. P. Hobson,
ot Alabama; Congressman Claude V.
Stone, of Illinois; Congressman Eu
gene F. Klnkead, of New Jersey;
Congressman Charles B. Smith, of
New York; Congressman John H.
Small, of North Carolina; Congress
man C. D. Carter, of Oklahoma; Con
gressman Rufus Hardy, of Texas;
Congressman W. R. Smithy of Texas;
State Chairman Alex Sweek, of Ore
gon; State. Chairman J. B. Thomp
son, of Oklahoma; Editor Josephus
Daniels, of Raleigh, N. C.j State
Chairman H. S. Martin, of Kansas.
Some Harmon Supporters.
"Judson Harmon was the first
choice of these men:
"Congressman J. D. Post, of Ohio;
Congressman T. T. Ansberry, of
Ohio; Congressman Isaac K. Sher
wood, of Ohio; Congressman William
A. Ashbrooke, of Ohio; Congressman
Alfred G. Allen, of Ohio; Coagress- .
man Steven B. Ayres, of New York;
Congressman James P. Malier, of .
Hew York; Congressman Francis Bur
ton Harrison, of New York; Con
gressman John Lamb, of Virginia:
Congressman George F. Burgess, of
Texas; Congressman Ben Cravens, of
Arkansas; State Chairman William O.
Ventiies, of Tennessee; State Chair
man J. S. Williams, of Texas; Na
tional Committeeman Edwin O.
Wood, of Michigan; ex-Senator Henry
D. Money, of Mississippi; ex-National
Chairman William F. Harrity, of
Champ Clark's Friends.
"Among Champ Clark's "first and
only choice" supporters are:
"State Chairman N. F. Reed, of
Iowa: Congressman Charles F. Book
er, of Missouri; Congressman Wil
liam P. Borland, uf Missouri; Con
gressman James R. Ellerbe, of South
Carolina; Congressman Ben Johnson,
of Kentucky.
"Congressman Oscar W. Under
wood of Alabama, has the si'-ong sup
port of Senator Joseph F. Johnson,
of Alabama, the Alabama congress
ional delegation and he is often men
tioned as a 'dark horse' elsewhere.
"Governor Marshall, of Indiana,
has the strength of a "favorite son"
and the hearty indorsement of Gov
ernor T.ee Cruce, of Oklahoma, among
Big Fellow Wriggles Out.
A bar of soap aided James Howe,
alleged bank robber, in escaping from
jail at Xortonville, Kansas, Tuesday
night. Howe weigh? 'iOO pounds. By
removing his clothing and soaping his
body he was able to wriggle through
a hole only twelve inches square.
Sixteen Person Killed.
At Oporto, Portugal, sixteen per
sons were killed arro thirty injured
by the derailment of two cars which
fell into the river Douro.

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