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VOL. i. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1907 NO. 31
HE WILL RUN Roosevelt's Boom Launched For a Third Term by Friends AFTER SEEING HIM. Senator Bourne, Who Is a Confidant Of- President Roosevelt, After a Visit to the White House, Comes Out Openly For a Third Term For the Present Occupant of the White House. After holding a conference with the president at the White House, Senator Bourne came out Wednes day night in the role of chief pro moter of a third term for Roosevelt by issuing an authorized statement declaring that it is the duty of the American people to "command the President to accept a second elective term." A dispatch from Washington says the statement caused a stir in the po litical waters, for it was made public only an hour before the return of Secretary Taft, the President's puta tive candidate. . Senator Bourne's statement Is as follows: "In my opinion a -great cri . sis now confronts this country. The reactionaries are determined If possi sble, to obtain control of the Govern ment and use it for their own person al advantage and to the detrment of the people. "True Republican politics, as pro mulgated by Lincoln and enlarged and exemplified by Roosevelt, are the rights of man and the absolute sox - erignty of the people. The issue now before the country is: Shall the advo cates of the rights and liberties of the people and the power and of the majesty of the government, or the enemies of both, prevail. The people must decide. "I know that President Roosevelt is not a candidate to succeed himself. I realize that he would greatly pre fer that the people select some other person to succeed him-in 1908. I am however, convinced that the exigen cies of the situation demonstrate the necessity of the people commanding President Roosevelt to accept a nom nation for a second elective term. "The president, equally with any other elective officer of this Govern ment, is, after ill, but the servant of the people. If the people command him to serve a second elective term he certainly must feel it his duty to do so. How could he do otherwise? He can no more decline to accept a nomination made by a convention, in structed by the people, than he could refuse to serve if we were engaged in war with some foreign power and he was drafted. " I'No man can put his personal wishes or desires above the command of the people, and especially no per son who has been honored as Presi dent Roosevelt has been by the Amer ican people." This was a day of political confer ences at the White House. Repre . sentative Parsons, head of the New York County organization, was .one of the visitors. He said that he was for Governor Hughes and would aid him to the limit of his ability. "How about Governor 'Hughes as presidential candidate?" Mr. Parsons was asked.- . There was no answer. It is believed Parsons went to the White House to get the President's 0. K. on his Greater New York leg islative reapportionment scheme the same as he did a year ago when the President approved- a Gerrymander which the courts declared illegal. Friends of the Governor say that Parson's expressions of loyalty will hold only until after a reappointment plan has been passed when he will again openly .espouse the cause of Roosevelt Representative-elect Langley. of Kentucky, talked with the President Wednesday about political -matters in his state. Mr. Langley, It is un derstood, came to Washington at the request of the President. -President Roosevelt has set aside a part of Thursday to see Archie Hughes, the Postniaster of Columbia, Tenn., 'whose removal from office has been practically accomplished by the H. Clay Evans machine of that State, which is a Roosevelt organization. The president will hear Mr. Hughes before making the order for his removal final. Mr. Hughes is opposed to Presi dent Roosevelt succeeding himself. The removal of Hughes, it is said. will place the President in the posi tion of putting into Federal office on ly- men who are working for his re nomination. STANDS BY THE NEGRO Senator Tillman Scores a Massachu. estt's Audience in jjecture. Just before the conclusion of his lecture in the Academy of Music a: Northampton, Mass.. Wednesday eve -ning, Senator Benjamin R. Tillmani, of South Carolina, asked for a show of hands from those who believed that the negro was not the equal of the white man. There was no response. He then as.:ed for a similar vote from those who' beiieved in the supremacy of the whites and a few hands were raised. The Senator then proceeded to tell the Massachusetts audience what he thought of their vote, and advised them to study the negro at close range as he had done. The people im the audience got very mad at the plain talk Senator .illman gave them DIPS UP D)EAD BODY Dredge in Charleston Harbor Brings Up Dead Negro. At Charleston the body of D- H Ford, alias Sam Dally, the negrc wathman on the government tug Little Pee Dee, drowned on Monday night, was picked up in the dippe of government dredge No. 2 Thurs day afternoon in the custom hous4 dock. The find was unexpected and thf protruding legs of the negro from thi rising dipper caused consternatiol among the negroes on the boat. - A rope was attached to the body which was hauled to the pier, whern it was identified and later viewed b the coroner and a verdict rendereC aecordingly...-. . TILLMAN SPEAKS Calls on Audience for Vote as tc Negroe's Rank Carnegie's Music Hall, Where Th< Senator Spoke in Pittsburg, Polic ed For the Occasion. A Pittsburg, Pa., as a precaution ary measure twenty-two detective: and a squad of armed policemen wer< stationed in the Carnegie Music Hal during the address of Senator Benja min R. Tillman, of South Carolina who discussed the race problem be fore the Park Avenue Athletic Club on Wednesday night of last week. Several exciting incidents occurred during the address, but no trouble re sulted. There were ten negroes in the audience which filled the Music Hall to overflowing. The audience gave the Senator close attention and frequently applauded him at the close of his address, in which be de clared the races in the South were gradually becoming more opposed to one another, Senator Tillman called for a vote of the audience as to whether the negro was the equal of the white man. The entire audience except the ten negroes, voted in the negative by rising. One man took exceptions to Sena tor Tillman's remarks and made sev eral inteuptions. Senator Tillman made him admit that he came from Europe and then bitterly denounced Europeans in America who under take to judge questions concerning this country, about which they know absolutely nothing. The Senator did his interrupter up. In speaking of whether the negro can be educated, Senator Tillman de clared that Booker T. Washington was the harbor of refuge and safety to which people flee when other places fail and that Booker T. Wash ington was one negro in ten millions, and was half white at that. Senator Tillman had nine-tenths of the au dience with him. AGAINST THE PRESIDENT. oosevelt Denounced for His Attack on Labor Leader. The declaration that President Roosevelt is behind the Western mine owners and state authorities at Colorado and Idaho in an alleged movement to "railroad" Moyer, Hey ward and Pettibone, of the Western Federation of *Miners, to the gallows, was applauded vociferously Sunday by the Chicago Federation of Labor. In the most dramatic speech that has been delivered before that body in many years Edward Morgan, a member of the Western Federation, bitterly denounced the president. His speech was followed by the adoption of resolutions scoring the president for classing Heyward with E. H. Har riman and other capitalists. "God forbid that it is true!" shout ed Morgan, "but it almost seems that ehind the millions of Rockfeller and he Standard Oil company, behind the illions of mine owners, stands the strong right arm of the chief execu tive of the nation, saying: 'Go to it. Fall upon your prey like vultures, ad I will sit by and grin while you urgle in their blood.' "For seventeen years the Western ederation of Miners, with their blood blazed the way for organized abor in the West. Now, the mine wners, backed by the state authori ties, are thirsting for revenge. I can see William D. Haywood, the man who refused to be bought or to bend the knee of suplication, forfeiting his ife on the gallows for the loyalty he bore to' his fellows. He refused to ake peace, refused to clink glasses with the mine owners, and now they aave hatched this conspiricy to get him by other methods. And they will hang him unless the working class of this country rise up from cean -to ocean and demands that justice be done." FOR NEGRO SCHOOLS Philadelphia Gives One Million to Negroes of the South. One million dollars has been given to the negroes of the South for the~ establishment of rudimentary schools )y Miss Anna T. Jeanes, a Quakeress of Philadelphia. The income of the amount given is to be used sorely for assistance in the '"southern United States commun ity, country and rural schools for the great class of negroes to whom the small rural and community schools are alone available." Booker T. Washington, head of Tuskegee institute, and the Hollis B. 'rzzell, president of the Hampton Normal and Industrial institute, are named as trustees of the fund, but.i aeither of the institutions they repre sent will share in the gift. The deed was executed Thursda and in it Booker Washington and Hollis Frizzell are empowered to ap noint a board of trustees in connec Ition with the fund. The Pennsylvan ia company for insurances on lives and granting annuities. of Philadel phia, will act as fiscal agent for thE trustees. SSMOKE STACK COLLAPSED. Three Young Women Working in: Glass Factory Killed. Three young women, employed al T. C. Wheaton & Co's factory, it Millville, N. J., were killed by thE crushed through a room in whici they were working. The dead: Leni Doughty, Lydia Thurston. Sylvia Gal lager. The velocity of the wind was esti mated at 60 miles an hour. Thi stack crashed through the roof of th< plant and into the grinding room oc cupied by several men and the threE young women. All were b)uried ur. der the debris. The crash was heart for several blocks and workmen fron other parts of the plant went to th< rescue. Among the rescuers were Georgi Doughty, whose daughter was in th< ruins. Her body was quickly uncov ered, but life was extinct. Mis Thurston w-as taken out alive. bui died shortly afterward. Miss Galla gher was dead when her b)ody wa found. The other employes escapel inry. KILLED HIMSELF Because His Wife Found Out That He Was LIVING A DUAL LIFE. Besieged by His Wife in The Home r of Another Woman a Justice of the Peace at Ridgewood, N. Y., Took a Pistol and Blew Out His e Brains Rather than Face the Con sequences of His Sin. Besieged by his wife, while in the home of another woman, Frederick S W. Gardner, Justice of the Peace in Ridgewood, N. J., and also Tax Col lector of that town, blew his brains out Wednesday night while the wo- 0 man he had promised to love and cherish was hammering on the door. i The self-destructon of Gardner, who was a rich man and descendant b of a distinguished line, was attended P by dramatic incidents. In the pre- i, sence of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Eg- t< in, of Ridgewood avenue, the man 2 went to his death. a h There have been many rumors dur- 0 ing the past few months, that Gard- 9 ner had become infatuated with Mrs. il Eglin. The police are authority for a the statement that he was, but they C do not think Mr. Eglin was aware of the fact, and believe he treated the r Justice as a friend. Mrs. Gardner, daughter of the late h Judge Quackenbush of Mahwah, N. fl J.. and herself a wealthy woman, is b said to have observed the alleged in fatuation, and to have planned for ti the trapping of her husband. Wednesday Gardner left his home h to make a call. His wife and fifteen year-old son were in the house. Mrs. n Gardner followed him to the home b of the Eglins. Gardner entered the house and the door was shut. Mrs. Gardner waited st a little while, then rapped on the t, door, and called for the occupants of h the apartment to open it. The de- g mand was not complied with at once. Mrs. Gardner continued knocking. 1 and suddenly a report of a revolver h was heard. The wife of the Justice s heard it and divined its course. She tr almost collapsed outside the door. Gardner had gone near a window. h pulled the pistol. and shot himself tc dead on the spot. Only one bullet -e was required. His body plunged to n the .eentre of the room and lay mo- U tionless. h< When the police arrived the neigh- c( borhood was in an uproar, news of Cc the tragedy having got abroad. Cor- fa oier Pell was notified, and took charge of the remains, pending an in 'estigation. The pistol is also in sa his possession, it having been found if ciose to the Justice's hand. h Gardner had been a justice three years. He was prominent socially X and in a financial way, his father te having left him and two other sons te fortunes. h< HUGGED THE DENTIST if Strange Effects of -Laughing Gas On a Young Lady.- B Laughing gas had a very strange effect on a young lady in New York one day last week. The girl, who is twenty-two and ci pretty,, has been undergoing a series rt f dental operations at the office of Dr. Thomas Taylor, of No. 838 East n, ne Hundred and Sixtyfirst street, rt or several weeks. I One evening some nerves had to he J' killed, and the laughing gas was ad- s( ministered to deaden the pain. E The mor.ent the gas took effect ti Miss Lovc.ideski leaped from the st chair and clasped Dr. Taylor about 1 the nevk with a hug that would do credit to a polar bear. E He tried to extricate himself from n: the embrace in vain. Then he called n for help), and Mrs. Taylor ran in and Ii tried to pry the patient from her tI husband's neck. She couldn't do it. ti and telephoned to the Bronx Police. n: The girl when finally torn.from the s~ emrace was carried to the Lebanon a Hospital, for the dentist thought she b: might have gone out of her mind, a She had been acting strangely for o: several days, he said. FOR PROTECT'ION OF BIRDS a tl Mr. James Henry Rice Made Secre tary of Andubon Society.h Mr. James Henry Rice, Jr., has a een elected secretary of the State Audubon society, which the last leg isature chartered, and will at once bgin an ac'tive canvass of thie state appoinifting game wardens and other wise seeing to the enforcement of he game laws of the state. "The game laws of South Carolina are practically a dead letter today.' said Mr'. Rice the other day. "They are violated with faithful regularity o throughout the state as to all sorts C of game and fish as well as to insec- E tiverous birds which should be pro- t tected everywhere. It is true the 1 society's intention to see that these I laws are enforced regardless of now 11 much unpopularity that course brings v up on the heads of the officials of thes society. Other states are getting as high as $100.000 a year in licenset fees and fines, and there is no reason I why this state should not get almostt that much. It is also the intention of thie society to see to the protection of fish in season." COLD)EST APRiL ON RECORD Shown by Forty Years' Statistics of Ch~arlestOn1 Bureau. The coldest April in the history of the Charleston weather bureau, whose records cover a period of near ly forty years, is now being rounded Iout with Charleston still registering< a daily loss of six degrees and seven- 1 tenths. The books of Forecaster Grant's department show that the temperature so far this month registers a mean1 reading of 55.2 degrees, as against the next coldest. April. in 1901, when the minimum was 59.2 degrees. The warmest April in the history of the bureau was in 1871, when an aver .ag e o 5. degrees was recorded. SLEEPLESS WONDER Van Claims He Has Not Slept For Thirty Years. ie Rests in Bed at Night But Spends The Time in Reading Books and Papers. Most men find it difficult to get the equired eight hours sleep in every wenty-four. Few are able to live nd work on less than the allotted umber of hours that should be giv -n to rest. One man, however, Wil iam Warner, who resides a few ailes from Great Barrington, Mass., omes forward with the startling tatement that during the past 30 ears he has not closed his eyes to leep. He is sixty years of age and 2 robust health. His physicians can ssign no reason for his long period f insomnia. Mr. Warner insists hat his statement is true and is illing to have any and all comers vestigate and see for themselves. Mr. Warner was born in New Marl oro, Mass., a few miles from the lace where he now resides. He is farmer and spends his days work ig in the fields. At night he goes > bed about midnight, taking books nd papers with him. There he reads nd rests until dawn appears, when e arises and goes about his duties n the farm. He never sleeps, but oes to bed for the purpose of rest ig his body. Mr. Warner is a veter a of the Civil war, having served in ompany F, Second artillery. In his younger days he had one )mance. The day for his wedding 'as set and all was in readiness for is marriage, when the bride-to-be ad by hight and nothing since has een heard of her. For years Mr. ,arner lived in the hopes of her re irn and often sat at the window atching for the coming of his sweet eart. He is still a bachelor. About D years ago he suffered a severe ill ass and since that time he has not en able to sleep. He was in the rove near his home when he became conscious: He remained in this ate for days. When he recbvered Le past was a blank to him. He ad forgotten everything that had ,ne before, but he could not sleep. e is as young- and active as a man 40 years. He stands six feet in s stockings. Warner has made a iccess of farming and has a large ade n vegetables and other produce. Within a short distance of his )me is a cemetary where his ances rs for several generations are bur d. During the past few years War r has become a believer in spirit lism. His bed stands at a place can see the gravestones in the metary. He'declares that he often nverses with the spirit of his dead ther. Anything associated with sleep ems to have terrors to Warner. He .ys he would try hypnotism to see that would cause him to sleep, but fears that once he closes his eyes slumber he may never awake. arner is a man who has never tas d intoxicating liquors. He buys a by the case. He keeps his own use. In referring to his trouble r. Warner calls it "'a scientific man estation of power." FIREBUGS CAUGHT. elieved to be Members of An Oi' ganized Band in New York. A dispatch from Rock Hill says the ty has been much interested in the ports which came here Friday by lephone and persons coming from at section of the capture of three ~groes, who, it is said, were caught d handed in an attempt to burn the Lrn of a Mr. Garrison in Steel Creek, ist over the river from here. There ems to have been a regularly or mized band of firebugs at work in Lat community, there having been Lveral barns burned since January of this year. The last was that of Mr. Frank rwin, which was burned Monday :ght and entirely destroyed with a amber of stock. Mr. Garrison, who es not far from Erwin's concluded at he would watch Tuesday night, inking that an attempt might be cade on his property next. He did >in cany with a neighbor and bout midnight their vigil was roken by the approach of three or tore negroe men who came creeping 1 all fours toward the barn. When the negroes were almost to e barn they were called on to halt d when they broke and ran instead iey were followed by loads of shot -oin the guns of Garrison and his -iend. This failed to stop thenm, owever, and Mr. Garrison and his artner chased them with hounds ad captured three. They were later irned over to the sheriff of the coun .There are rumors that one of ie negroes has confessed. PURSUEI) BY D)EATH. oloralo Fuel and Iron Company Looses ~Many Officers. A strange fatality seems to hang ver the high official circles of the olorado Fuel & Iron complany at >enver. On the eve of his election a the vice-presidency of the company tichard M. Waite died the other day. le is only one of many of the men igh in the servied of the company ho have crossed the border within hort periods of one another. George E. Gibb. former assistant o the president of the company, was lled by. overwork. Hearne, once he brilliant president, was removed y death and John T. Kebler, general anager of the fuel department is ritically ill at Trinidad of ptomaine oisoning. BANITSPE~SrTERROR lld Up Meni at Roatd H-ouse. add Robbed Themi. The region around Dulois, Wyn.. s being terrorized by- Ethel Burrows. girl bandit; aged 18 years. She had omitted a number of successful iold-ups some of them in broad day iht, and has obtaintd large sums of Recently she appeared at a road iouse, made four men hold up their 1ands and compelled the landload to rive her the contents of 'the cash irawer. Then she rbde away on a ;wift horse. She robbed a ranchman >f $50 at his ranch house and then ..t.uched a number 6f travelers. LABOR UNIONS Are Hot After President Roose velt For What He Said About Moyer, Haywood and Petti bone, Miners Who Are Charged With Murder Out in Idaho. The committee, consisting of dele gates Brown, Abrahams and Henry, appointed by the New York Central Federated Union to call upon Presi dent Roosevelt in relation to the lat ter's attitude toward Moyer, Hay wood and Pettibone, instead of leav ing for Washington, as expected, de cided to abandon their mission. Secretary Bohm, of the C. F. 'U., telegraphed to the presitent, from New York inquiring as to a conven ient time at which he would receive the committee. ~ Private secretary Leob explained that the president did not desire to see the committee per sonally, but suggested that the C. F. U. sent to him in writing anything they wished to communicate on the Moyer-Haywood matter. In this telegram Secretary Bohm stated that some time ago he had written a letter to the president, in which the sentiments and desires of the C. F. U. had been expressed and that no answer had been received. No reply has been received to-this last telegram sent by Secretary Bohm Members of the C. F. U., who knew of the telegrams that passed between Secretaries Bahm and Leob, that the president expects his letter to the Chicago federation. to be accepted as a reply to the queries and criti cisms of the C. F. U., also. In commenting upon the presidents published letter, prominent New York labor men said Thursday'that he had >verlooked the main point in the pro test of organized labor. There would not have been the great agitation by >rganized labor on the Moyer-Hay wood case, if it had not been for the lawless manner of the arrest and de portation of the accused men. Labor would have naised -no protest against he arrest and trial if the constituted authorities had shown a proper re ;pect for the legal rights of the ac :used at the time of their arrest. The belief of the working men of the country is that President Rose elt and those in whom he confided hut their eyes. to the known facts and not only sanctioned the kidnap ing of Moyer, Haywood and Petti >one, but refused them the redress to which they, as citizens, were entitled. Sixty thousand members of or anized labor in New York City will >arade on May 4, as a public rebuke .o President Roosevelt for .his sec ind atack on Moyer and Haywood. The Central Federated Union has xecepted the invitation of the Moyer nd Haywood protest conference com ittee, to parade and it will tak'e >art in the great demonstration. Labor meetings were held through >ut the city and at all of them the iction of President Roosevelt was de tounced and the decision taken to )arade on May 4 in honoi of Moyer ind Haywood. and as a rebuke to 1cosevelt. Every organization that et. instructed its delegates to the . F. U., to-present their views at the egular meetin'g of the union next unday. In nearly all the big cities of the ~ountry similar labor meetings were ~eld, and the action of President oosevelt denounced. Labor lead ~rs 'in Boston, Chicago, Plttsburg, ~leveland, Cincinnatti and Milwaukee ere outspoken in their criticism of. he president. A dispatch from Mil vaukee states that the labor leaders! here have launched a plan for set-! ing aside a day in May when work ill be suspended and a demonstra ;ion held throughout the country, as protest against the position of the resident. In Chicago a call was| ssued for a public meeting of pro-i est to be held May 19 in Grant ark. CARRIE NATION DECLINES. he Offer of a Civil War Veteran to Marry Her. The New York World says Mrs. arrie A. Nation has had a offer of narriage from a Civil War veteran, iving in Virginia, and in the current ssue of her newspaper, the- Hatchet, he thus tells why she has declined "Lonely and despondent at times ecase he hasn't a- wife, Thomas lanagan, of Virginia, wants to mar y. And he sings his song of "Can't ou see I'm lonely? to Mrs. Carrie A. ation. She received the letter of proposal from this ardent admirer n Friday, and wants an early answer so he can arrange his affair. "But he will receive the marble eart. He will get the frigid mitt. ~rs. Nation says she is wedded to er work and that she can't wed a man. "In his letter Flanagan says he is a government pensioner at $12 a month and has $275 in the bank, together with a house and some land. Eis wife died some time ago, and ever since he has been lonely, and at times despondent." SERVED HIM RiGHT. Whipped by White Caps for a Seri ous Offence. A band of "White Caps" a few nights ago in a remote section of Spottsville county, Virginia, tarred and feathered a young married man, who is accused of having betrayed his wife's young sister. The men of the neighborhood dis guised themselves and captured the accused man at night while he was returning to his home from a neigh bor's house. He was stripped to the skin and given a severe lashing with hickory whips and thea tarred and feathered. The name of those involved have not been obtained. BRIGAND IS CAPTURED His House of Refuge is Blown to Pieces. The notorious brigand, Stanislaus Lisa, author of many crimes has been captured at Lublin, five miles from Warsaw, Poland. He was wounded after the house in which he had sought refuge had been blown down by artillery fire. Lisa when .he saw that the detachment of police was advancing on him, barricaded himself and opened fire on the police, ill everal of them. OPENED FRIDAY The Jamestown Exposition is Now In Full Blast. GOV. ANSEL, STAFF Among the Early Arrivals on the Scene. Harbor is Full of Ships and Hotels Full of Visitors. Gov. and. Mrs. Ansel Showed Many Courtesies. South Well Repre sented at the Show. Mr. Augast Kohn, writing to the News and Courier from the James town Exposition says the show is go ing to be a surprise to everyone. It is far and way beyound what was ex pected. The growth of the under taking has been wonderful. Most people thought it would be an expo sition that would flurish on the as sociations around Jamestown and the social and naval features. Not so. It is the real thing. It is not a Chicago exposition but it is a big thing, big ger than people expect, and it is beautiful. It is not ready. A great deal is in place and ready, but the finishing touches are lacking. South Carolina is here to-night to join Virginia in the celebration inci dent to the formal opening of the Ex position. It promises to be a truly great event. The harbor is full of giant battle ships and the hotels are choked with guests, from Governors down the line. Governor Ansel and his good wife are being most cordial ly received and handsomely enter tained on all sides. The South Carolina contingent ar rived there Friday morning over the Seaboard Air Line and went to the Inside Inn, which opened Friday. In the party were: Governor M. A. An sel, Mrs. Ansel, Gen. Wilie Jones, Mrs. Jones, Miss Reaux Jones, Gen. J. C. Boyd, Col Robert P. Hamer, Col. W. N. Moore, Barnwell; Mrs. Moore, Col. J. G. Wardlaw, Yorkville; Col. F. S. Evans, Greenwood; Col. Geo. Y. Coleman, Charleston; Col. D. 0. Her bert, Orangeburg; Capt. W. W. Har ris, Greenville. The South Carolina Commission charged with placing an exhibit here was also on hand by urgent request, and joined Gov. Ansel's party. There were on hand on the part of the com mission; Chairman Wm-. E. Gonzales, Dr. J. B. Black, J. Ed Norment, Prof. Frank Evans, Capt John G. Richards, E. Marion Rucker and August Kohn, secretary. The entire party was met on the Portsmouth side by directors of the Exposition Company and taken to their hotel. Col. Elbert H. Aull was invited to join Governor Ansel's par ty and joined it at Columbia. During the afternoon Mr. Sheppard invited Gov. -Ansel and Capt. Gon zales to a dinner in their honor, and in the afternoon Governor and Mrs. Ansel were taken for a drive around he beautiful grounds. The commission visited the South arolina exhibit and was very much leased. Mr. Paul V. Moore has done exceptional work and was heartily ongratulated. The South Carolina isplay is further advanced than 'any thers and is all right. - President Aull came for the pur pose of looking after the Press Asso iation. He has put the afternoon in n conference with heads of depart ents as to the entertainment of the South Carolina editors when they each the Exposition. He will also ee the Tidewater Navigation people s to side trips, and the terminal and ailroad folks as to handling cars, nd hotels as to rates. He finds hotel ates under the circumstances rea onable for good accommodations.: ne of the side trips he is arranging s a boat ride to Old Jamestown. Col. T. B. Butler, of Gaffney, C2ol. . A. Morgan, of Greenville, Col. eer, of Belton, Col. S. T. -McGravey, f Spartanburg, who are members of he Governor's staff, arrived Friday ight in time to join the party at overnor Swanson's reception. This is simply to let the home folks now that Carolina is here and that all are well. - Governor Ansel and his arty will join in tlie festivities Sat rday and South Carolina's Governor as been showered with attentions ad courtesies. Friday -night the whole party attended Governor Swanson's reception. Governor and Vrs. Anasel were in the receiving arty. THREE FOUND DEAD Dief While Asleep From.Some K~ind Of Poison. At Danbille, Va., the dead bodies f John Dandridge, Adna Moode' and William Spaggins, and the uncon scious form of Lillie McCain, a]ll oung negroes, between 20 and 21 ea's of age, were found stretched ut on the floor and on the bed in the servants' room of the Rev. WV. H. Atwill. When after repeated knocking at the door no response was made the door was battered down. The condi tion of the room indicated that the party had been on a drinking and eating frolic the night before, and that the victims had died while as leep during the night from poison ing. Mystery surrounds the case, and the police have been at work on sev eral clues. Negroes acquainted with the dead apparently know more of the cause leading to the deaths than they will divulge. They are on the looout for the husband of one of the women who had been seperated from him. SHE ATE A QUART. Young WVoman of Bayonne Victim of a Strange Fdast. Overindulgence in peanuts caused the death of Miss Rose McCabe, 25 years-old, of No. 9 Linnet street, Bay onne. N. Y., Wednesday. Miss Mc Cale had eaten nearly a quart of peanuts. A short time afterward she com plained of severe pains in her head. A physician was sent for but before his arrival the young woman died. Her death is the third in-.he in a ily .in eight months. Her mothr died last August and her father in FOUGHT !HARD To Keep From Being Hung foi Killing a Man. Had to Be Dragged to The Gallow and He Was Executed By Mai Force. Bob Watts, a young white man who was hung at Guntersville, Ala. Thursday, was hanged under tragic circumstances. He had become pos sessed of a knife and resisted to th( end. Ammonia was thrown into hii cell and he was thus overcome and dragged to the scaffold by force, coughing and moaning piteously. Be ing asked for a statement he persist ently protested his innosence, but did not attempt to throw suspfcion on anyone else. The drbp fell at 8:20 o'clock. Watts was convicted of the murdei of Perd Winkles, an old Confederatc soldier, who was killed in the fall o 1904. Winkles had just drawn his pen sion money amounting to $30 from the state and was en route hom4 when the discharge of a gun, follow ed by screams, was heard. Friends who hastene'd to the place found Win kles lying in the road mortally wounded. The dying man said that Watts had shot and robbed him. Watts was convicted and sentenced to hang, but an appeal was.taken to the supreme court which affirmed the sentence. Meanwhile Watts, who had been taken to the Birmingham jail for safe keeping, was pronounced in sane and sent to the insane asylum. Further reprieves followed until Six different dates had been fixed. for te execution. - Recently Watts was declared sane again and Governor Crdmer refused to grant another reprieve. Watts all along asserted his innosence. PLOT TO KILL. Anarchists Make An Attempt On The Life of Prince Albert. At Brussels, Thursday, an anarch ist armed'with a dagger, a loaded re volver and other weapons was arrest ed in a church where .Prince Albert of Belgium, nephew of King Leopold, and heir presumptive to the throne, was about to visit. One of the atten dants of the church accidentally dis covered the man in a confessional box, locked the door, and called the police. Later three other ararchists heavily armed, were arrested in the vicinity of the church. Two of- the latter admitted that they were French anarchists. The authorities are convinced that the prisoners had engaged in a plot to assassinate the prince. Prince Albert is the son -of the late Count of Flanders, brother of King Leopold. He was born April 8, 1875, and was married October 2, 1900, to Princess Elizabeth of Bal varia. On Nov. 9, last, Prince Albert was officially declared the successor of King Leopold as soverign of the Congo Independent state. FOUR MEN MET DEATH n North Carolina by Being Swept Over Falls. Swept over .the falls, four men ere drowned in Cape Fear river at uckhorn Falls, Chatham county, 30 iles from Raliegli, N. C. The dead: Hans Thorson, of St. Paul, Minn , general foreman of a construction ompany, erecting a power plagt; E. . Brady, of Moncure, assistant fore an, and two negro laborers. The odied' have 'not yet .been recoveed. Thorson was to have been married t Raliegh Sunday and his finance, iss Thelma Lindgren, was to have left St. Paul last week to join'-him in aliegh. The men were in a scow trying with poles to force it from the river ank with the purpose of reaching a anding. The scow was caught in the crrent and carried over the falls. CHARGED WITH MURDER. Woman Gave Poison to Her Father and Mother. At Chicago a warrant charging Mrs ladek with the murder of her father ad mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mette, has been taken out. Mrs. Mette died several weeks ago and Frank Mette died on April 6. A chemical analysis has been shown that Mrs. Mette was poisoned ~y arsenic, and it is believed that her husband's death was caused in the same manner. There is no direct evidence against Mrs. Sladek, but she has been under suspicion since the death of her mother. Three brothers of Mrs. ladek are now critically ill and it is b)elieved by the police that she en deavored to poison them. SHOOTSSE TODeATH Load From Shot Gun Enters Face 01 The Girl. At Buckhead, Ga., Arthur Cochran, twelve-year-old son of Mr. William J. Cochran,, accidentally shot and killed his little two-year-old sister, Myra, Thursday morning at nine o'. lock. Arthur had been out hunting and unon his return home he was un breeching his gun and it was acci dentally discharged, the whole load going into the face of his little sister who was lying on the bed. The parents are overcome witil grief, this being the only girl in th4 family and everyone was devoted t( her. So much for the careless hand ling of firearms. D)EBS IS MAD. Says the President H-as a Bad Mem' ory or Lies. Eugene V. Debs represented thE President as saying in unmistakablE words that Moyer and Hjaywood werE implicated in the murder, thus pro nouncing their guilt before thei trial. Debs said: - he president i guilty of extraordinary lapse o memory or of deliberate falsehood. now challenge the president to den his speech, of April 14th, as meanin, Moyer and Haywood in his charg more than a year ago. If he will no name whom he meant, hs must stan branded from his own mouth wit. almny and mandacilty.' AWFUL TRAGEDY. Young Man Who Was About to Marry Shot by AN OLD SWEETHEART. After Killing the Young Man the Young Wyoman, Who Had Just Ar rived in the City, Put the Weapon to Her . Body and Sent a Bal Through Her Own Heart, Which Killed Her Instantly. An awful tragedy was enacted in Oil City, Pa., on Wednesday night of last week, when T. E. Ross, thirty five years of age, a clerk in the post office, was shot and killed by Miss Isabell Stroup, 28 years old, a former sweatheart, who immediately shot herself through the heart. Boti vic tims of the tragedy were of promi nent families. The shooting occuried in the office of Dr. George W. Magee, where Miss otroup had called Ross Sy telephone while he was dinng..at his home. Dr. Magee knew nothing of the tragedy until he returned and the two bodies partly prevented the office door being opened. Miss Stroup was' employed in a hospital in Bradford, Pa., and 'arrived here- at noon. She went directly to the physician's .of- - fice from which place'she called Ross. Three shots were fired at Ross. Two lodged in the forehead and one in the heart. Ross. was to have mar ried Wednesday night Miss Drusilla Sampsell of Oil City, Pa. There were no witnesses to 'the shooting. Ross was' dining at home with his family, discussing the com! ing marriage ceremony, when 'the telephone rang.. His father answered the call and a woman's voice made inquiry for 'Thad." - Mrs.. Ross called his son, and the young man, after. answering, picked up his hat- and in formed the' family he had to go to the doctor's office for a few minutes,. but would return as soon as he could. This was the last time his parents saw him alive. What took .place in the office no one will ever know.. When Dr. Magee returned. from lunch and opened the door he 'found the dead. bodies. In a cbAir in the corner of the office sat Ross, his head lying back on the chair and blood streaming from a hullet' wound in his neck. His forehead was burned with powder, where a bullet entered his brain. Another ball 'had pierced..his heart Miss Stroup was lying a few -feet away, face downward, whiere her body partly blocked the. office loor. - Blood was flowing from a wound in her left side. - Ross had seated himself in a large chair, and apparently while talking to the girl, had placed both hands In his trowsers' pockets. The girl wore long black kid gloves, but before- do-. ing the shooting had slipped both her hands from the gloves and -they hung loose from -her wrists. It is thought she walked over to the chair in which Ross was ,seated, and, shielding the 32-calibre revolver with her dress, fired the first shot-at his heart. Wishing to make sure of her work the girl then firedtwo 'more shots. Standing over her victim she then shot herself. The revolver dropped -- from her hahds and was found near -- her body. Miss Stroup was born 'in this country 28 years ago. Bdth her - parents are dead, and she is survived by one sister and two brothers, who live at Coalhill. Ross was thirty five years old. He was employed in the postoffice. at Oil City. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and later served in the Philip pines. Before the shooting those In the building heard no loud talking betweeni the couple. THE BATTLE IS ON Between President Roosevelt and Senator Foraker.. Senator Charles Dick, old time friend and colleague of Senator For aker, has gone to Ohio to personally conduct the fight of the Foraker against the Taft forces. It is a move that might have been expected, in fact was expected as a development of the campaign.. The interest lies however in the fact that Senatsor Dick has made the flat announcement that the Ohio Re publican 'machine is against Roose velt, Rooseveltism and any Roosevelt candidate. Thus the issue is square ly made, and it will be a finish fight for neither the President nor Senator Foraker are in the habit of giving quarter. Outsiders may look on with inter est and gain considerable instructions therefrom. It is 'the first serious and open split in 'the -republican rankS, and the question that will be settied for the, rest of the camnpaign will be whether or not the president's per sonality and popularity in his own party will avail against one of the most effective machines in one of the' worse machine ridden states. HEAVY DELUGE The Downpour in New Orleans Was Extreme. -A torrential rain flooded many sections of New Orleans Thursday and the heavy downpour continued -all night. Water was more than a foot deep in parts of Canal street, where the big stores are located. Water backed up in some sections over the deep gutters and covered -sidewalks. St. Charles avenue, .the - finest street in New Orleans, wa a running river for blocks, many -resi dnces being completely surrounded. The precipitation was estimated at over three inches early -Friday with no relief promised until Saturday. PECU.LIA.R CASE OF RABIES That Seem To -Threaten a Young Laurens County Farmer. Mr. W. F. Cleveland, a young far mer of the Huntington section of 3Laurens county, is in Atlanta, at the Pasteur institute under treatment to [prevent the possible development of Srabies, he having been exposed to the Sdisease by milking a cow whose calf died a few days ago exhibiting every t symptom of hydrophobia. Thursday i the cow went mad and of course the b family and friends of Mr. Cleveland are.. much concerned about him.