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VOL. i. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1907 NO. 31
Roosevelt's Boom Launched For
a Third Term by Friends
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...-. .
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.
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."
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
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
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<
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
Because His Wife Found Out
That He Was
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
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
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<
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.
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."
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
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.
Van Claims He Has Not Slept
For Thirty Years.
ie Rests in Bed at Night But Spends
The Time in Reading Books and
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
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."
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
"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."
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.
His House of Refuge is Blown to
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.
The Jamestown Exposition is
Now In Full Blast.
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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
To Keep From Being Hung foi
Killing a Man.
Had to Be Dragged to The Gallow
and He Was Executed By Mai
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
Watts was convicted of the murdei
of Perd Winkles, an old Confederatc
soldier, who was killed in the fall o
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.'
Young Man Who Was About to
Marry Shot by
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
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.
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
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.
The Downpour in New Orleans Was
-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.
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.

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