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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY.":JUNE 13. 1906. NO. 37.
Of Graft Made Against Fx-Chair
man Evans By a
lie Says Evans Told Him He Got Cash
fr! m Whiskey Drrmmerr, and ihat
Evans Saw Towill and Bo'kin
Accept .a Bribe. Other
W G. Childs, president of the Bank
r Columbia and of the C., N. and L.
railroad, won a complete victory in
I he contempt case against him befoee
the dispensary investigating commit
t. e last week. He was unanimously
excused on making apology for swear
I g before the committee, and all but
Mr Lyon voted to relieve him of re
eating the rumors and jokes he said
ould unjustly reflect upon dispen
rv ficials even in executive session.
Mr. Lyon's suggestion that Mr
tMhIls be heard sbout these j kes in
xecutive session so that te commit
tee could be the judge of their relevan
cy was unanimously voted down by the
other members of the committee, who
tt-ok the position that he shculd not
be required to repeat things to the
e, mmittee that was not to go to the
pk blic, the legislature having provir -
ed that these tearir gs shculd be pub
Mr. Lyon then put up A. A. -Bris.
tow, a well known traveling man and
member of the Greenville clothing
iI: m of Smith & Bristow, who testi
dh d that 18 months ago he had a con
versation with a whiskey drumme
Lamed Abe Hamberger, of Baltimor:,
in which Hamberger told him that he
had gotten an order for $67,000 worth
of whiskey from the state dispensary,
and had to pay 88 000 to a member of
the board of control for it. Hamber
ger would not give the name of the
di pensary cfiioal and did not say
- wi-en the order was obtained. He
raid this was the only order he ever
got from the dispensary. Hanmber
-er last August repeated this s ate
ment In Baltimore in the presence of
Mr. Bristow's partner, Jesse R.
mith. Hamberger told them he got
toe bribe back by doctoring the whis
key, which was so mean he feared it
v ould be shipped bauk. He said hL
pad the bribe In cash. 16 is a pity
lHamberger did not give the name of
the member of the board he bribed.
The Dispensary Investigating com
mistpe struck a hot trail Wednesday.
Mr. L wls W. Parker, who manages
cne eighth of the spindles in Scuth
Carolina was put on the star-d to tel'
fr something which the committet
-t elie red that he knew. He declined
to talk and was arrested on motion of
Mr. Lyon. Habeas corpus proceed
ing.s were Instituted and at a special
me ting of the supreme court this
. ziterrocn, the witness was placed en
tirely in the custcdy of the commit
When it was put up to hir to talk
er to go-to jail he told the hottest evi
e: ca that has been put up yet. He
itated that as president of the Olym
y is, mills of this city he had had con
sul tations with S. J. Lanham, of
rEsltimore, and that in fcur occasions,
Mr. Lanham had complained to bla.
bsh.t notwithstanding his business In
terests in-South Carolina, his fim hac
r: ceived 'very little business and he
linted to Mr. Parker to suggest the
name of an agent in this state, wh<
would be influential with the board.
Lanham had stated that he had~
tn hu ght that he had had everything
arranged once when he had securedi
the services of Mr. L. W. Boykin,
thien a member of the board, bu;
3ater Mr. Boykin had told him that
e n ther whiskey house was doing well
b y Mr. Boykin's brother-in-law, Mr.
J. M. Caintey. Mr. Lanham had ex
plained to H. H. Evans and the latter
P:ad sworn that Mr. Boykiu would
I ave to stick to his proposition, ns
'he hoard had everything arranged.
Mr. Lsnham had made statemerts oi
:his nature to Mr. Ellison Smith cf
Pe'zer and E. W. Robertson of Co
lumbia and they had declined to givt
. him any advice in the matter of se
curing a middle man.
Mr. Parker stated that on one oc
cssion when Mr. Lanham was com
plaining of the bad treatment wich
ie had received he dec'ared the board
tad secured at least 85,000 at that
meeting. The committee declined tc
bac k Mr. Lyon up In his ir quiry as tc
t he name of the man secured by Mr.
- Lanham, after he bad been turned
down by Mr. Boykin. Mr. Parket
stated that the salary was $2 000a
year for this middle man. There was
amusaing twisting and turning by the
members of the consunttee as Mr
Lyon pushed the quesmon, for it hi
;uspected that the party is a men.be:
of the legislature. Mr. Parker ad
nmitted that he is some kind of ar
c dilcer holder.
Mr. E W. Robertson, presidfent o!
- he National Loan and E tchange
1-aik and of a number of other Co.
lumbis enterprises and interested at
*:r csor in a number of cotton mill
throughout the State, coroborate'
b e testimony of L. W. Parker as ti
Sa muel J. Lanahan having Directo
Boykin as his State middleman, bu
there was a decide-l difference as t
what Lanahan said about havlol
middleman now who Is a State oflic
t ut not connected with the disper
. sary, Mr. Parker said M'. Lana
h-an's statement was made in Nes
York in the presence of Mr. R -bert
son, but Mr. Rabertson did nutn r
member this and thought Mr. Parn
er must have been mistaken as to thi
The most startling~ revela' ion~s the
1 ave yet characterizid the dispenni
investigation were dtsclosed Thursda
morning when the much talked
Newberry situation was entered upon
for the first time in a really aggres
sive manner.
C. C. Davis, a Newberry contract
or, who had worked on er-Chairman
H. H. Evan's fi e new house in New
berry, in a cool and somewhat reluct
ant manner told of Evans admitting
to him that on various occasion he
had been getting presents of various
kinds and much money from the whis
key houses he tcok care of on the
dispensary purchasing bcard. Evans
showed him on several occisions big
bunches of greenbacks of all s-rts of
denominatiozs, bills as high as
$1,00J and several of these in each
On one cccasien when the witness
told Evans a certain door In the house
had better be moved E vans pointed to
a beaver hat sitting on the floor, full
of greenbacks of large denomInations,
and asked if he did not think tna
would move it. Evaos never did call
it rebates or graft, but admitted he
got the cash as well the presents and
said they were in consideration of his
services on the board to these houses
Among the presents, the witnes,
said, was a handsome suit of furniture
with a $500 poker table among the
gieces which Evans admftted gettlno
as a present from Blathenthal &
Bickert, of Atlanta.
Witness denied that Evans told him
he bf ught the big Kinard plantation
in Newberry with dlpensary graft
and also denied that Evans said he
used poker playing as a blind. He
denied that Evans told him on one
occasion he won 810,000 in a poker
game with some whiskey drummers.
A whiikey man named Johnah L tob
told him that In order to get a show
ing he paid Evans $2 a case on several
thousand cases.
The most inrportant part of Davis'
testimony was, perhaps, that involv
iug a direct charge of bribery against
two of Evans' associates on the board,
hhn Bell Towill and L. N. Boykin
The wintness said Evans told him
:hat te (Erans) was not gettirg the
proper showing for his friends in the
purchases and that he and Bridge
Wilson, of the Richland Distilling
Company, here laid a tra in which
they caught Towill and Boykin.
Evans' whiskey friends. according to
:he witnees, got Towill and Boykin in
a hotel room here and Evans and Wi:
son standing on a table in the hall
way saw the other two directors paid
the money.
An Infernal Machine Wrecks tLe
Georgetown Depot.
A dispatch from Gaorgetown to the
Florence Times says a terrific explo
sion occurred at the Georget.wn and
Western railroad depot Thursday
orning at 10 minutes to six. Tne
ihock was so great that it awakened
many sleepers from their morning
L L. Bollock the baggage master is
very painfully, but not necessarily ser
iously injured. C. C. Farilly who was
at the depot on the outside of the
platform and a negro brakeman were
liso shightly ir.j red.
From the baggage room going south,
he depot is a wreck. The force of
he explosion went south, about 30
feet of the roof is torn away. Ples
f the buildirng were thrown several
aundred feet away. Glasses in the
stores across the street and also on
the passenger train were broken.
The railroad authorities are at a
loss to understand the cause of the ex
plosion. Some of them think it was
eiter an infernal machine or dyna
mite in a trunk in the baggage room.
Killed by a Fall.
The Spartanburg Journal says
Markley Lester, aged 16 years, son
of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Lester, died at
the home of his parents on Pine
street Thursday morning about 5
-o'clock from the difects of injuries
received last Friday week, while play
ing base-ball on the green near his
home. Some time prior to his death
Markley and a number of his friends
were playing baseball on a vacant lot
and during the gaime the ycung man
fell and a companion fell on top of
him. Young Lester fell so as to cause
his elbow to strike him in the side,
:nflicting internal in juries. Peritoni
tis set in almost immediately. Every
hing possible known to skilled physI
clans was done for the young man,
but death resulted carly Thursday
De plorable Accident.
The Spartanb'urg Journal ssys
Eugene Eub~anks, aged 14 years, was
.scidentally shot and killed by his
siser, Miss Ciaudi E ibanks, last Tues
day about 11.30. The shooting oc
urred at the E abanks home several
miles from Woodruaff. It t.eems that
Eagene and Miss Cluadia Eubanks
were playmng with a breech loading
hotgun. The youag man removed
the shell and after snapping It several
times replaced the shell, It is said,
and placed the gun on the bed. She
nt knowing that he had replaced
the shell pioked up the gun and snap
ped it. To utter horror the gun was
dicharged and her brother fell to the
loor, having been shot over the heart.
He died within a short time.
Oreione Killed Many.
A dispatch from La Cro:se, Wis.,
says daylight Thursday revealed a
-scene of terrible devastation along the
path of a cy clone which swept South
rn MinnasOta and Wisconsin Wednes
day night between Freeburg and Cale
donia. The wife and two children of
Peter Meyer were killed. S:.x members
of the family of 0. Z Ingleit were in
jared and some perlaays fatally. The
entire family of L. T. Kruger was hurt
Sand scores of farm nouses were demol
sled. Indications from present mn
comlet-e reports indicate that many
Sothers were killed and ir jored near
Stcddard, Wis. Many bridges in the
Spath of the storm were swept away.
Sneers at muies.
The New York Sun, which Is own
d by the trust, sneers at Genera:
Miles for saying that he knew about
conditions in Ciaicago several yeare
.go. It is well known that the Gen
eral did know a great deal about tut
insanitary and dangerous conditior
n the packing-houses, and that thi
Republican administiation took verl
good care to see that those conditioni
wer not , ponrd and remedied.
That Is What the Investigating
Committe Is
During the L.gislative Session. Took Sal.
arv as Legislators and Paid Them
selves as Memb:rs of the laves.
tigating Committee. One
Membzr Refused it.
It having come to the ears of the
Columbia Record that all the mem
bers of the dispensary investigating
committee except one had drawn dou
ble per diem durig the session of the
general assembly the first part of this
year, and not believing it possible
that memters of a committee investi
ating graf t would do anything of that
sort about the propriety, at least, of
which there could o so much ques
tion, the Record man addressed the
fllowing leoter to Hon. J. T. Hay,
:hairman of the committee:
"I have been informed that your
:ommittee, all of whose members are
also members of the general assembly
of this state, held several meetings
Juring the recent session of the gen- 1
ral assembly and that, with one ex I
Deption, the members of your commit
ee drew per d:em pay for the same I
ays both as members of the general i
sssembly and the investigating com
nittee. It was not stated whether
Dhey also drew double mileage. I ask
Bd the comptroller general if these i
things were so and he replied that he 1
was not the disbursIng cffl.er for the ]
payment of members of your commit- I
tee, but that if he were he would not I
give double pay for the same day. "I i
nave no desire to do anyoody an In- :
ustice. I believe that the gentleman i
who gave me the information knew
what he was talking about, but I do
aos care to giva publicity to the state
ment until I asked you as criairmanr
Af the committee if the charge b?
6rue. If it be true, I am also willing
o give publicity in The R-:cord to
Four explanation. Did any of the
members of your committee draw per
liem or mileage for meetings held dur.
[ng the session of the legislatun ? Did
bhey also draw per diem and mileage
rom the legislature for the same days?
& prompt answer will be appreciated,
or, if this charge be true, I think the
people of the state ought to be put in
posassion of the fact. I have written
jo tne member of your c; mmittee who
as said not to have taken deuole pay a
rZqteat for a statement on this sub
ct. I would like to have your an
wer in time to publish with his state
The gentleman who gave The. Rec
rd its first Information of this matter
ad stated that Mr. Cole L. Blease, a
ember of the committee, had ref us
d to take double per diem onl theI
grond that he was not entitled to it.
So the following letter was addressedI
o Mr. Bless:
"1 was informed that the dispen
sary invesregating 'committee held
everal meetings during the recent
session of the general assembly, of
which its members are also members,
ad that, with the exception of your
self, the members of the committee
rew per diem pay both as members
f the general assembly and as mem
ers of the committee for the same
ays. I am not Informed as to wheth
r they also drew d&u'>le mileage. Can
bis be tru'. ? If so, I think the peo
ple of the state ought to know it. You
will oblige me by a prompt answer."
Mr. Blease got his letter too late to
reply by mail, but a Record reporter
saw him upon his arrival in the city,
ad he said that he was informed and
believed that the report was true. The
committee had-discussed their right
to d-Juble per diem and, despite his
protest, had expressed the opinion
that they could draw pay for the same
days both as members of the legisia
ture and as men~bars of the commit
tee. Chairman Hay had eff ered him a
check for per diem for meetings held
during the deasion of the legislature
and he had declined to take it.
The R cord man met Chairman Hay
this morning and asktd the chairman
if he had received the letter publish
ed above.
Chairman Hay replied that he had,
but that he had been too busy to an
swer it; besides he did not know that
he would answer it; that the commIt
ee was not on trial, at least he had
not heard that it was.
The Record man replied that the
comittee was on trial at the great
bar of public opinion and that the
public, which paid the committee, had
a right to know how its money was
Caairman Hay replied that it was
true that the publc paid the commit
tee, but paid it very little.
- "es," replied the reporter, "but
the members of the committee knew
how little the pay would be In ad
vance of accepting service on It."
The reporter then asked Chairman
Hay did he decline to answer whether
or not he or other members of the
commttee had drawn d .uble pay.
Cnairman Hay replied that ue would
reqire time to decide whether or not
e would answer and also to look up
the records to see what was the truth
about the matter.
The Record says "the reporter did
not say that as Chairman Hay was
paymaster of the committee and drew
the checks he ought to know cfoand
whether he paid members per diem
as members of the investigating c 3m.
mittee for the same days on which
they had drawn per diem as members
of the legislature; and that It ought
especially to be too fresh in his own
mind to need any reference to the rec
ords to know whether he himself had
acepted such double pay.
Tne reporter was not at all unpre
pred for a failure to elicit informa
tion as to expenditure of the people's
money by the committee, for the leg.
satu harl been trated iust as the
reporter was, it instructed the com
mittee to make a report of its expen
ditures, which report has never bee
made. It Is said that such a repor
would disclose so me other transaction
fully as interesting as this makinj
two days in one. It may be that sem
further information as interesting a
the above will be published shortly b
Rp!te of the reluctions of Chairmar
Hay to answer questions that any cit
Izen and taxpayer has the right to as]
and the right to obtain an answer to
By the Gold Wing ot the Democratc
A dispatch from JeZ.erson City
Mo., says what is generally regarded
as the most significant feature of th(
D macratic State convention held
there last week, was the po)Inted and
absolute endorsement of Wm. Jen
nings Bryan for the presidency in 190E
by Divid R. F.ancis of St. Luis,
former governor and the secretary 01
the interior in President Cleveh ni'?
cabinet. Former Go,. D R Franci
was invited to address the convention.
He spoke, in part:
"I wish to ask this convention tc
send its congratulations to the nation
al D.mocracy on the disappearance of
orr diff rences. There are no differ
ances oet ween us now. In 1904, what
Is known as the conservative element
of our party asked that it be allowed
to make the platform and name the
:andidate. Right liberally did the
adical faction concede the honor to
he conservative element. You know
he result. Now another campaign is
ipproaching. Those of us who belong
io what has been the conservative fac
Aon would not be magnanimous,
worthy Democrats, if we did not say
o you that we will support your can
lidate and your platform this time.
rhe differences that have divided the
D-moccracy exist no longer."
GQv. Francis described Bryan as "a
incere lover of humanity and a pa.
;riotic citizan of the United States."
Ee eulogized both Bryan and Cieve
and amid wild cheering. Governor
!olk also spoke, declaring that Bryan
ould be nominated for president in
l908 and would be elected. He said
ine principles which Bryan has advo
mted in 1896 were then considered an
6rchistic, but now are considered the
wcme of patriotism. Former Gover
ior Dockery spoke la a similar vein.
k Man and His Grandson Killed by
A special dispatch from Laurens to
rhe State says that within a few
iundred yards of old Paplar Springs
urch and almost in sight of his
iome Mr. Newton Y. Manly, a Con
ederate veteran, aged 65, and his 10
Fear-old grandson, Jodie Manly, were
illed instantly by lightning Monday
Lfternoon about 3 o'c.cck and Hill
Aanly, son of Mr. Manly, senior, and
rather of the boy, was perhaps fatally
injured by the same bolt. The fath
r, son and grandson were out looking
after their cattle when they were
>vertaken by a rain and eltccarcal
storm. They were returning to the
louse and were evidently walkit.g
abreast in the road as they feil sid
y side on their faces. A negro man
iving nearby witnessed the tragedy
and gave the alarm. Mr. Manly,
senior, and the lad was killed out
dgt while Mr. Hill Manly was comn
pletely paralyzed and rendered un
3nsckcu:. He received medical aid
and at last accounts he had shown
signs of returning consciousness al
tough his condition is very critical.
Will Not Ratn.
The State says Speaker M. L. Smith
has decided not to enter the race for
governor. Mr. Smith made the an
acancement whi'.e in the city. Mr.
Smith has had strong pressure to en
ter ne race and his prospects were re
garded as good. Mr. Smith has, how
ever, for some time been in bad healtn.
not serious, out unsatisfactory. His
physicIans ad vised him that it woulc
e exceedingly unwise to undertake a
campaign. Mr. Smith tnought that
he might be able to get in shape for
the contest and has been Loping ui:
to the last moment to be able to entei
the fight. He has, however, consent
ed to accept the serious advice of hle
physicans and will not enter the con
tet for governor, but expects to take
a complete rest.
Wanted to Lynch H0m.
Gov. Braward, of Florida, T aursdas
on rEQuest of Sheriff Carter, orderec
the Brooksville company of S tate miu
itia to praceed at once to Inverness a
prevent the lynching of Jim Davis
alias Dago, the negro who suot anC
killed Robert Russell, a well knowr
business man, last Tuesday. Tne Lees
burg company has also been orderet
to hold itself in readiness to go to In
verness if needed. Russell was at
tempting to collect a debt from Davis
wo, with no other pro location, sho
and killed Russell and the negro bol
who was driving his team. Davis wai
captured Wednesday and the indigna
tion at his crime Is so great that Sher
ff Carter fears attempts will be madi
to take him frcm the jail.
Her Song Answered.
A party of young people, compris
ing two men and t wo women were re
cently returning from a day in th
country to thier homes In Onaba. A
a railroad crossing thier carriage wa
struck by a train and one of the youn,
women was killed, while the othe
members of the party were severel
injured. The O.naba World-Herali
says that at the I: q Iest one of th
survivors saic~: We were returnin
to the city as j lly a set of young folks
as you ever saw and, as we were drih
ing along Miss--proposed singin
'ello, Central, Give Me H eaven,' an
started singing. None of the rest C
us j ined her, so she fh ished the son
alone and had jast fluished the worc
'Hello, Central, Give Me Heaver
when the engine struckus and she we
hilled Teae m otn.
John Kilbridge shot and killed Mr
Mary Kelly, aged 24, and her 50 yea
old husband, John Kelly, in Brookly
M. Y., last week. He was in lo'
ith Mrs 16l.1h
Horrors Brought to the Atten
tion of Congress Last Week
lie Calls Attention to the Need of Addi
tional Legislation to Enable the Ex
ecutive Department to Pie
vent the Distribution of
Poisonous Foods.
The following message from the
President to Congress explains itself:
"Thae Senate and House of Rpresen.
"I transmit herewith the report of
Mr. James Bronson Reynolds and
Commissioner Charles P. Neil, the
special committee, whom I appointed
to inyestigate Into the conditions 1n
the stcck yards of Chicago and rep rt
thereon to me. Tals report Is of a
preliminary nature. I submit It to
you now because it shows the urgent
need of immediate action by the
Congress in the direction of providing
a drastic and thoroughgoing Inspec
timn by the Federal government of all
stock yards and packing houses and of
their products, so far as the latter
enter into interstate or foreign com
merce. The conditions shown by
even this short inspection to exist in
Ohicago stock yards are revolting. It
is imperatively necessary in the in
terest of health and of decency that
they should be radically changed
Under the existing law it is wholly
impossible to secure satisfactory re
"When my attention was first di
rected to this matter an investigation
was made urder the bureau of animal
industry of the department of agri
culture. Waen the preliminary state
ments of this investigation were
brought to my attention they showed
such defects in the law and such
wholly unexpected conditions that I
deemed it best tc hive a further im
mediate investigation by men not con
nected with the bureau, and accord
ingly appointed Messrs. Reynolds
and Neill. It was hipossible under
the existing law that satisfactory
work should be done by the bureau of
animal industry. I am now, how
ever, examining the way in wh'ch the
work actually was done.
"Before I had received the report
of Messrs. Reynolds and Neill I bad
directed that labels placed upon any
package of meat food products should
state only that the carcass of the ani
mal from which the meat was taken
nad been inspected at the time of
slaughter. If inspection of meat food
products at all stages of preparation
is not secured by the passage of the
legislation recommended I shall feel
compelledto order that Inspection la
tels and certificates on canned pro
ducts shall not be used hereaf ter.
"The report shows that the stock1
ards and packing houses are not kept
reasonably clean, and that the meth
od of handling and preparing food
products Is uncleanly and dangerous
to health. tUnder existing law the
National Government has no power
to enforce Inspection of the many
forms of prepared meat food products
tat are daily going from the pack
ing houses into interstate commerce.
Owing to an inadequate appropria
tion the department of agriculture is
not even able to place Inspectors In
all establIshments desiring them. T ae
present law prohibits the shipment of
uninspected meat to fore'gn coun
tries, but there Is no provision forbid
ding the shipment of uninspected
meats in interstate commerce, and
ohns the avenues of interstate com,
merce are left open to traffic in dis-I
eased or spoiled meats. If, as has
oeen alleged -on seemingly good au
thority further elvils exist, such as
the improper use of chemicals and
dyes, the government lacks power to
remedy them. A ]aw is needed which
will enable the inspectors of the gen
eral government to Inspect and su
pervise from the hoof to the can the
preparation of the meat food product
rPae evil seems to be much less in the
sale of dressed carcasses than in the
sale of canned and other prepared
products; and very much less as re
gards products sent abroad than as
regards those used at home."
"In my judgment the expense of
she Inspection should be paid by a
fee levied on each animal slaughtered.
If this is not done, the whole purpose
of the law can at any time he de
feated through an insut~cient apprc
priatior.; and whenever there was no
partcular public interest in the sub
ject It would be not only easy but
natural thus to make the appropria
ton insufficient. It it were not for
this Considerationl I should favor the
Government paying for the inspec
-"The alarm expressed In ctrtaia
quarters concerning this feature
should be allayed by a realization of
the fact that in no case, under such a
aw, will the cost of inspection ex
ceed 8 cents per head.
- "I call special attention to the fact
that this report is preliminary, and
that the investigation is still unfin
ished. It is not yet possible to report
Son the alleged abues~ In the use of
r deleterious chemical compounds in
iconnection with canning and preserv
Sing meat products, nor, on the allegea
doctoring in this fashion of tainted
meat and of products returned to the
packers as having grown unsalable or
unusable from age or from other
Srea.ons. Grave allegations are made
in reference to abuses of this nature.
I "Let me repeat that under the
g resent law there is practically no
s inethod of stopping these abuses, If
t they should be discovered to exist
s Legislation is needed in order to pre
vent the possibility of all abuses in
the future. If no legislation is pass
d, then the excellent results accom
plshed by tue work of this special
committee will endure only so long as
he memory of the committee's work
i fresh, and a recrudescence of the
jhnabue is absolutely certain.
"I urge the immediate enactmen
into law of provisions which will en
able the department of agriculturi
adequately to inspect the meat an
meat-food products entering into in
terstate commerce and to supervism
the methods of preparing the same
and to prescribe the sanitary condl
'Ions under which the work shall bf
performed. I therefore commend tC
your favorable consideration and urg'
the enactment of substantially th
provisions known as Senate amend
ment No. 29 to the act making ap
propriations for the department o
anriculture far the fiscal year ending
June 30: 1907, as passed bi the Son
aze, this amend'ment being co'nmonly
known as the Hqvpridqe am dment
The White H us June 4. 1906 "
Secretary Wilson in a Serious Place
as a Result.
There seems to be more graft and
ungiing on the part of the United
States Agricultural D.:partment iL
eference to the figures on the grow
ng cotton crop. A special dispatcl
io the Caarleston Post says great in
ierest is shown by Southern members
)f Congress in the resolution intro
luced by Mr. Ellerbe calling on tbt
ecretary f Agriculture for infor
nation r lative to the compilation of
,otton estimates.
Mr. E lerbe said Thursday that he
hid not care what Secretary Wilsoc
isid c 2ncerning the matter he would
tand by the interview given the
>ress that he is prepared to show
ihat thue government reports are ab
olutely wrong.
Mr. Lever and other members o,
he a gricultural cmmiLte! have beer
,loseted with Saaretary Wilson for
everal hours and refuse to give ou
aformation bearing upon the mat
er. They say, however, the situa
Aion is serious for Wil'on.
A proposition was made to Wilsor'
mefore the estimate was made to al
ow certain members of Congress t(
itness the tabulation, but h
efnsed absolutely to do so.
The general belief is that ~Wilsot
as been the victim of shrewd n
pulators who have used the informa
don for personal ain.
temarkable Bill Introduced in th
Louisiana Legislature.
T. Spencer Smith, a member of tht
Aouisiana L.-gislature, introduced a
reak bill in that body on Thursday
t is intenied 1o regulate marriag
mtracts and prevent race suicide. Tao
ill) oni appies t whites and pro
idsa i5 small be unlawful for an
ucg mau to attempt to court an:
'oung wr in bafore he is twenty-four
fore m aiing such an attempt he
hall inform mne parents or guardiaL
if the woman he proposes to court o'
is intensilon to do so.
He snall also make afflavit tha'
is courtship will be in good fati
nd for the purpose of trying to con
rince the young woman that it wil
ie proftiable for her to marry him I.
hal be unlawful for widowers ove.
orty to attempt to court any woma
.der eighteen beyond the conitnes o
e parish or tier residence.
All children born to legally m arried
~eople shall be raised and educated at
ublc expense. All male children shalt
e sent iLO the state university at B.t
n Rouge and all fematle caildren to
he state normal schoo.l at N itchitc
hs Appropriation of 817.000,000
provided to carry out the educa
onal feature.
Indiana for Bryan.
The Democrats of Iadiana in con
,ention Thruraday adopted a platform
trongly indorsmng W. J. Bryan fur
~resident and selected, a state ticket
or all cifcers except Governor anc
:eparer ot tne Supreme Court.
Benjamin F. Shively was permanent
~harman, in his address, he said,
Tat which is today eulogized and
ipproved as broad statemansbip anc
nightened patrotism in Tneodore
.>osevelt was only a few years ago
Ienounced as reactionary, revolution
try and unpatriatic in William Jen
nings Bryan. Tne aftersight of the
ne is almost equal to the foresight
of the other."
Dies trom Dog Bite.
As a result of the bite of a mad
lg innicted four weeks ago, 4-year-Old
Bernard Buxton, of Girard diec
Thursday at the Biptist Tabernacle
Eome and infirmary in Atlanta.
Wnen the ciid reached Atlanta hy
drophobia had already developed,
and tire physic.ans could do nothing
out give tne child opiates to relievE
iris sufferings. It appears that Ber:
ard was playing near a saw mil
t Girarj, four weeks ago, waren
the dog carne to him. Tie anima
was apparently harmless, - shoughr 1i
acted a little queerly. Tae chilC
played with it when suddeniy the dos
pring at the child's face and bit hiu
on the cheek.
Long Hair.
Mercedes Lopez, a Mexican womal
is said to possss the longesi hair 0
any person in the world. Her heigh'
is ff ya feet ,and when she stan-Is erec
her hair trails on the greun~d fcu
feet eight inc~hes. T~ie ha.r is s.
thick that she can completely hid'
herself in it. Sae has cut it v.ry fre
quently, as it grows q~ickly, enrablinj
her to sell large tresses to hair dealer
every month.
A landowner named Labonie, a
Sz Izeg, Hungary, refusing to allos
peasants to ut~5 jard caused ttie out
rage tenants to make an attack 01
nmm. He with thirty-three servant
were seized and buried downwaid L
he ground, leaving their legs prc
trudg. A great many pasant
vere arrested and the authorities ar
tryng to fix the blame for the out
LDoctor'w BAdelqr.
A report came from Webster City
Iowa, of a woman who was operate
on for appsndicitiis and ini whos
body the surgeon sewed up a napkir
Perhaps we may yet hear of one whr
sewed up in his patient a door ma
or a Lypewriter. These insitdent
may go far to make "surgical opera
inns" unfasaona.ble.
Program of the Meeting to be Held
This Month.
Mr. C. C. Langston, secretary of
tbe State Press association has issuer
the following programme of the an
lual meeting to b- held at the Isle o
Palms on Ju'ie 27 29:
WEDNESDAY, JuNE. 27-10 A. M.
Wplcome meeting in the hote
Appointment of committees.
Report of officers, of committees
nis-e.laneous business, etc.
Papers will be read on the followiza
:utjlIets by the persons named:
"Personality of the South Carolins
Press as cbiervad by Mrs. Virginia D
Young since 189 1"-Mrs Virginia D
Young, Eaterprise. Fairfax.
"The Advertising Agents"-A. G
Koliock, N.:ws Darlington.
General discusian or the above sub
"Voting COntests, Gift Proposition
9'e. Do Taey Pay?"-C. W. Wolfe.
Rcord, Kingstree.
Should the Foreign Advertiser R,
-eive a Lower Price than the .Loca
Patror?"-W. H. Wallace, Oiserver,
General discussion of the above sub
O)ening of the question box, ane
iscuseion relative to ths qasstions
Miscellaneous business.
'IHURSDAY,-9.30 A. M.
"Our Countfy Cousins"-J. C.
BEemphill, News and Courier. Char
"Getting the News"-P. H. Fike,
aerald, Spartanburg.
General discussion of the above sub
Miscellaneous business.
Miscellaneous business.
"The Busine's Ead of I"-J. L.
3'ms, Tae Times and Democrat
):;ngeturg. '
"'Saort Paragraphs"-W. E. Gon
les, The State, Columbia.
Tenral discussion of the above sub
Oening the qiestlon box and dis
ussion relative to the questions ask
Miscellaneous business.
FRIDAY-9.39 A. M.
Mis-ellineous business.
"The St:ff Poe.- John T. Mie
ian, Cit'z:n, Cheraw.
"The Pabiisher as an Ad. Writel
-or his Papr"- Ratledge McGhee,
ndet, Greenwood.
"The Afternoon Paper,,-Thos.
R. Waring, Evening Post, Charles
General discussion of theabove sut
Final meeting- Xiscealancous bus
ness, election of ifflcers, etc.
Annual address by A~abrosa E.
Gozles, The State, Columbia.
At the conclusion of the address
ie assoclation will be tendered a
iarquet bi the hosts.
During the meeting Col. Thos. B.
3rews of the Laurensville Herald and
M4r. N. G. Oateeni of the Sumter
Watchman and Southron will reac
iapers on their persnal recollections
nd experiences of j aurnalism of thhs
Slate for tne last half century..
Denounced to His Face as a Dirty
sneaking Spy.
The Columbia Record says the sen
ational incident in the dispensary in
vestigation Friday was the revolt of
the committee's own cffisial stenogra
pher at the ungentlemanly conduct
>f Representative Lyon and his detec
:lve, Mr. Klingenberg, in dragging
iefore the cammis~tee a private, casual
conversation that there was nothing
in, made at a whist party in the pre
sence of a party of guests at Dr.
E irle's home.
The stenographer, Capt. A. M
Deal, well known throughaout the:
state, and who has been prominent in
ccial affairs here for several years,
denounced the detective.- whom hL
had introduced at Dr. Earle's hcmne,
as "a dirty, sneaking, spy" for "going
to a gentleman's home in the capacity
of a gentleman and acting as a dete
tive," and he would apologiz e for
taking him into the presence of ladies
and gentlemen. And in the succeed
lng breath, shaking his fioger at Be
presentative Lyont, who was a guest
at Dr. Ea.rle's and at Mr. G. B. Remn
ert's, told him that bringing out
such matters in the circumstances did
not equare with his ideas of what
consttuted .a gentleman, if it did
Mr. Lyon several times attempted
to suppress Mr, Deal, but failed, and
ven the committee quieted him -only
after repeated efforts.
Mr. Loyn defended himself by ask
ing Mr. Deal if he did not know Mr
Klngenberger's business when he
escorted him to Dr. Earle's home.
"Yes, I dir; but I took him there
as a gentleman, and not as a spy,"
was the hot reply.
Mr. Klingenberg is a Western man
of apparently limited opportunities in
ucu matters, and his conduct is not
so great a surprise as that of Mr.
Lyon, who was ored a gentleman.
The tilt started on the beels of the
te. t mony of e-Maycr Es e who was
indignanut at the turn affairs tock,
though he did not hesitate to answ
Ser questions.
Charged with M1urder.
Dr. Frank A. Browna, one- of the
s wealhbiest planters of Oac'aita parish,
Loisiana, was indic;;ed on Tuiesnay
- at Tallulah, LaL, on the charge of
a murder. It is said he was the leader
a in the lynching of. Robert T. Rogers
last week, hiring a special train and
bringing the mob to Tallulah for the
purpose. Rogers was In jail for kill
ing Dr. Brown's brother.
I' Washed A Way.
e Scott Town, a village 20 miles north
.of Ironton, 0Orio, with a population of
200 was washed away Tuesday. Not
a nouse was left on its foundation.
s Mrs. Layre and daughter were drown
- ed, Bridges were washed away and
tlephne lines are down.
Tied Hand and Foot With a Rope
a Man's Body
Mose Hughes, the Dead Man, is Thought
to Have Been Murdered for a
Crime.for Which Others Are
Held, But Nothing-is
A special, dispatch from Union to
:he State says wit i hands tied be
ind him and feet roped tcgether,
fIose aughes, cal~red, aged about 50
,ears, was found late Tnursday after
ioon in Tiger river in a ramote scEc
Aion of the county, 16 miles fron
Union and 'one mile below Hodges'
It Is strongly suspected that he has
;een murdered as a resuLt of being
,hought to ba implicated in an incen.
Ilary burning of vainable property
n that section about April 27Mn, at
fhien time a lynching was narrowly
iveried, and one of his sons Is now in
jail charged with two others with
leatroying the property.
It seems that Mose Haghes was at
Jie home of Doe Stewart, a negro,
innday aiternoon and lef a his mule
:,here as the river was high and he
#anted to cross. He went around by
,te Seaboard Air Liane railroad bridge,
ind that, so far as can be learned,
was the last seen cf him alive.
As he did not return home the ne
;roes-in the community soon began to
,uspect foul play and organizad search
ng partes and went along the river.
Later Taursday afternoon same of
hem came upon his body with the
iands and feet tied and rocks evi
ently in the pockers and other parts
)f his clothing apparently heaviest at
-he troui.er legs.
His head was under water and, with
he'natural fear of interfering with
rlhe body before vie wed by a coroner's
i ary, they would not disturb it to see
#he:e he had been wounded or what
.ad caused his death prior to his be
ng thrown Into the river.
The source from which this story Is
otten Is a man who heard is from the
L-3 Of those Mao found tne body in
.ne stream and it was understood taat
AagsArate W. E.Baicaford of Carlisle
.as so have becn bummoud Friday
norning to h-ld an Inquest, bit In a
opeCial Lo tne Progrus. hzrm tnisle
t 3.10 Fiiday afternoon Mr. Rsnch
ora says taan he hadnever oeei. noti
led and knew none of tae particuars.
Thiere are two sories in circuation
6t Carlisle, one brougnt in oy a negro
?iaay morning is no the fact than a
iolured w..nian tnaughij to be Mose's
wife, said snan suiaar aiternoua sne
.aw two men carrying Mose Hughes
o the river ana tnat he had a budet
sona in his tnroat.
The other story is that Friday morn
.ag an unknown wnine man berore
aardilng tne Southern tramn at 8.43
innounced to some bystanders Wn a
.egro had been killen d sptrown In a
drver. Tnis man's identity isunnown,
sazd he, possibly and iurely, has no
sonnectioni whatever widh nne awfar.
Os account of tilere .Aing absointe
y no telephone, teiegrapale or otner
~acuities for omoimmcg with the
ecion where tne crime is alieged to
ave been committed, istauls 3relack
ag at 8 o'clocjC Tnursday nigna. Of
icers went to the scone Tnursday
Jornng.____ ___
At Pittsburg, Pa., Tnomas O'Con
aer Jones took nia o wn lue becauise he
ould not marry nis beautifuL cousin,
Maiehine L Augniine who on April 17
oecame tue wife of tue Rev. Dr.
&aclane Alexander, pastor - of tne
i'rs PrIesayterian(Churcn of Pitts
aurg, and wno is now traveluing in
Europe wita nor husoand. Tzis is
ne firm bee of all bis friends and
aquamntances, wno openly admitted
sa discusseai his suicide. Jones was
evoned to Miss Liugblin, but both
faminies frowned on his suit because
in washis cousin. Is is understood
ae did not give up hope of winning
fiss L augniin until he snoodI in tne
First Presbyterian Church andi saw
uer become Mrs. Alexander. Then
ne went nome with a waite face and
collapsed. He asiced his motner to
sep into another room for a few
minutes and seized the onance to blow
out nis own brains.
On the IR ant Line.
Gov. Hevward Tnnrsday morning
sent a letser to .the attorney general
saying: "Dear Sir-I see through the
public prints that, as a result of the
Supreme Onurt, evidence. was pro
duced before the investigating com
mittee charging former members of
the board of directors of the dispen
ary with malfeasan ce and corrupcion
in tine discharge of tneir cfical duty.
I dirsct tnis matter to your attention
o tne end ta you promptly cause
sucn prosecution to be institnted. as
shall oe proper and necessary to yin
dicate tne law.".
Murdered in Hasatore,
John E. Grubb, postmaster and
mercniant at Aceton, Va., was mur
dered Wednesaay night by nnknown
persons and nis snore was burnedafter
waras. The body of the mercnant
shows unmistakable evidences tnat he
nad been kiilea by a blow on his head
oefore the building was fired. Bob
ery was evidently the motive. Sev
eral suspects have been arrested and
bloodnounds were put on trail Tinra
day af ternoon. Giubb was a union
veteran, but had livtd at Aceton for
many years.____
Don't Know Him.
Dispensary diil ciaim that they
never nearci of 'iamoerger," wno
LOld A. A. Br sto s r iGreea.vile tinat
ne had paid a oribe or $8,00 to get a
whiskey order from tne atate board,
and tnat noc suen persdn has ever sold
the state any whiskey.

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