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VOL - MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 191)
BROCK ON STAN ims lis Versin o the Ugly Charge Nak Agantliid SOE OTHERS TESTIFY CoL. Brock Explains From His Stand pelat Txpense itens in His Ac, count.--Adjutant General Boy Also Put Up By Defense. at Sg ges-o From the vour. Tuesday afternoon's session of the military court of inquiry was yet an other damags - ono against Col. Brock in the elence which was tak en for the prosecution. The most Important evidence was that intro duced by the prosecution through Lieut. Cabaniss. U. & A.. Chief Clerk Holmes of the comptroller general's office and Mrs. V. G. Moody. the sten ographer iu the adjutant general's oMce. to show that Col. Brock secur ed $100 from Mr. Holmes for a trip tor himself and Lieut. Cabaniss to Washigton. Gen. Boyd gave a check on the Union Savings Bank to Col. Brock for $50. and a check to Lieut. Cab aniss for $30.57. althouxh the vouch er Mied with the comptroller general's ofce showed two Itemized expense accounts to cover the hundred dol lars of $50 each for himself and Lieut. Cabaniss. The Cabanas sate ment of $30 had been placed in Gen eral Boyd's private drawer, to be at tached to the voueher later. but Mrs. Moody testified that Co!. Brock. T the abeence of General Boyd came in and In her presence removed the CaMness statement with a key to the private drawer. Another feature of the afternoon sesion was the reply the prosecution made to the position of the defense that so much money shown to have beet spent by Col. Brock for team Ur at different points over the state was in CoL. Brock's work inspecting rifle ranges. It was shown by Lient Ceahania* testimony that he also ha" this ride range buinesm on hand for the federal goveirnment and his team &re did not appear heavy, as fre quently local officers would drive them out to the proposed ranges. And beside this the federal govern meat was meeting the expense of this tUle range bsine StIll another feature was testimony ften Mr. Hones In contradiction of the position of the defense that the _ ck statements attached to vouch era were m* estinmates, made out before the trips were entered upon. the dMerence between these ant mounts actualty spent being later reftnded. Mr. Holmes testified that ti no case was this rettuidlng done. The wrarrant was lmse& and the Ioteize satement of ecpenses ren -dered afterward to cver.. It was'showp by the aenuaa that two amouns hdbe rekmided af ter the row wta on- asgregating near ly $75. The kedaat odd dollars Ca. 3ret got from the tress ury t eadvanes to Ijeut. Bennett of *the regular army. wh-ccompanIed. him on one lnapetion trip, has new er bees returned to the State, but this matter wHi lIal~y be atraghtened eaot later. Liest. Bennett, It is un derstood, has fhardly had time to get -~h~ money fromn the war department, whieh requires its offeers to advance moey from their own funds for ex Spes oo occasions of 'this kind. eO. Boyd in his testimony an e Wnesday said thbat when be wEs !st oamlon=ael on ispectio i-4 paid hi. own expeass out of 41ts 'ur. private funds. He denied that Col. Brock paid his hotel bill in Charles to when Col. Brocks expense ae count for this trip showed him charg lug up $13.50 for hotel when Lieu*. - Cababs had nothing to pay. siben Lient. Canas wa toid by the ho tel ma that >Ns bill bad been pal. by Charlestontans. Witness said he had stopped at the Charlesto- 1 -e' and paid 'xis bill by ceck. But be had not saed the cheek to sac * th. 'When the croezoamni=nat s?. t ed It developed that Gen. Boi~i-I was rot the defense's witness bit ha b.een put on the stand by the din . at the suggestion of memben' of t uurt. The cros-ezamination wa' brief. the only object being to mnak. more emphatic the point' that n h' ggs,' Boyd went out on inspec-tIC.~ which were being conducred by Col. Brock, witns paid his own expeni see, taking the position that the State could be properly charged with the expenses of only one man. .Col. Brock then took the stand and the attention Immediately dia played by the court and spectator showed that they were anxious tc know bow he was going to explair vaos matters connected with the investigation. WItness began by explaining ho. *when starting out on an inspectiot trip It had been his custom and the custom of the offie fod years to. draY a warrant for an amount suffcient tc carry him for a time, taking up item ined statements to cover these we. rants later. When he first went out he poi down everything and brought bac'. voucbers for everything, He was told at the comptroller geieral's of Iee that this was unnecessary, tha the offee did not want to be encum bered with all these vouchers. He then quit bringing in small voucher: and began submitting itemized stat~ ments to cover amounts previousl: drawn. At first it was the custom to ha% the amount drawn in adlvance an' turned over to Gen. Boyd. who wo"! give Brock his personal che'~k. Bro:' afterwards submitting itemized state ment. Boyd knew all this and hoi tVie expenses were rucing- The ..t uoydrs health got bad witnis SIRS WITH CREW TWENTY-THREE MEN RDOWNED BY AN ACCIDENT. A Submarine Boat is Rammed by a Mail Boat and Inunediate'y (oe% to the Bottom. A telegram received at thp Brit ish Admiralty at London says a French submarine was rammed an-! sunk in the English Channel by a mail boat running between Calais and Dover. All aboard perished. The foundered submarine's name was t.M Fluviose. The crew num bered twenty-three. All were lost. The submarine was sunk by the fer ry boat Pas De Calais two milt-s northwest of Calais. The Pluviose sank in 160 feet of water. The crew had no chance to es cape as their craft plunged to the bottom in a moment after the col lision. The submarine's length was 160 feet and its displacement 398 tons, and was one of- the best in the French navy. attended to all this business. "Now so far as the amounts spent are concerned. they are stated with absolute accuracy in my expense ac counts. But I wizh to explain that the hotel people. My expense ac counts do not specify any hotels. "For instance. if I had small Items to pay like laundry or getting my leggings chaned. I would put the whole amount to a charge for hoteL' 'By way of introduction .he took up the matter of Cabaniss charging $5.25 for hotel at Anderson and his charging $8. This $8 included his expenses at CI'tmson. where he stop ped for a short time, as was testi Bed to by Cabaniss. Witness. in answer to further questions, said he could not remem ber all the details of expense accounts on his trips in 1907. 1908 and 1909. For a while -he kept a small note book carrying the items in detail. but this had gotten lost. He had . now only copies of his statements fled with the comptroller general. iWitness then explagned his ad rancing money to Lieut. BenneUt, which was agreed to by Boyd. Witness in explanation of so much team hire charges on the 1910 in spection trips testified that he had been instructed by Gen. Boyd to col-| lect and turn in Zhe obsolete maga sine rites scattered over the State. In order to coved this expense he had estimated the ecst of doing this and irew the money. He found later that this expense could be paid from zational funds. Consequently. be refunded to the State $22 In addition to $50 refunded. This was before General Boyd made any charges against his accounts. The defense offered in evidence re ceipt from Lieut. Bennett for all moneys advanced by Brock. This re ceipt was Itemized, showing amounts spent at each place. This receipt wss given b7 Bennett officially and acknowledged officially . T:h army requires its officers to remain in the service until their o'o Mligans are disharged and witness was Informed that the paper uns good for cash to reimburse the State for the amounts advanced to Ben ~Explaining the hotel charge of $13.50 at Charleston when the local militiamen pald~ the bill, witness said the amount charged to hotel was . for incl..entals and par. of it was for a hotel bill for*General Boyd. 'Ehis tiatly contradicted General Boyd, who testified that be paid his own hotel bill by check. In explanation, of $4 charged for hotel at Pelser when he was enter taned there by Capt. J. A. Smythi. Jr.. witness said the amount was for a trip he bad to silake to Columbia to attend to soe duties of the office. Part of this charge was for hotel expense in Columbiafi which .he felt he had a right to charge as he had broken up housekeeping here for the time. ~The hotel charge at Barnwell of t2.75 each for witness and Bennett -n which Proprietor -Melalr of the Barnweti hotel had testified that Capt. Cole still owed for this bill. which was..only $1 for the two, was etext taken up. Witness explained 'ow expenses had been incurr~d in the stop-over at Blackrille, which were not ent'.red. All these details. imounting to $2.75 for each. wer" -harged to hotel at Barnwell. They stopped at the hotel annex. where 'oly t~te porter was in charge. and 'je paid the bill of $1 Zn explanation of Mr. Cabaniss mad his hotel bills at Camden being $1.50 for Cabaniss and $12 for wit ness. Col. Brock said the Camden hotel charre Included hotel bilis at Columbia and the $12 was for three days. As to charge of $4 for team be tween. Chesternield and Cheraw. whereas Cabaniss had testified he had paid half this bill. witness said he thought Cabniss was mistaken; that witness paid all this and would not gllow Cabatviss to pay any por tion 'rould .have borne the expense personally. Other hotel and similar expenses were similarly explained. Must Remain. - The department of Illinois. G. A. R.. at Freeport. Ill.. Thu.nday tabled as "l11 advised" the resol.. ion call ing upon President Taft to take steps to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from the Hall of Fame at Wash-: -ngton and return it to the custody forty-five thousand. Think Girl 'Kidnapped. SAt New York Amelia Diamw#. a pretty three-year-Old child. is miss Sing from her father's home on the East Side. The police are search ring in the belief that she was kid napped. They have a description o'f than five years. SOME HOT TALK ha the Hese About the President's Tarvelling Expenses. THE DEBATE WAS WARM Hot Wor. Pa'ssed Between Demo crats and RepubUcans Over the Question of Making "Immediate ly Available' Another $=5.000 to President's Traveling Expenses. President Taft's traveling expenses and the fact that already he had over drawn his allowance of $25.000 a ear voted by conrTress. led to acri monious debate in the house Thurs day and a refusal to permit him to use the next year's allowance to meet the deficiency. As reported from the home com mittee on appropriations the item of $2S.000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1 next. would have become "im mediately available" except for the protests -f Democratic members. The words "immediately available" final ly were stricken out by the action >f Mr. Mann of Illinois. the occupant >f the chair. In sustaining a point )f order made by Mr. Macon of Ar tansas. a Democrat. It 'was the western and southern rp made by Mr. Taft last fall that hausted the White House travel ng fund. During the debate. Chair nsa Tawney. in charge of the bill. .iticised Southern Democrats for heir attitude in objecting to an ap )ropriation to defray the expenses f-a trip on which they had been the tresident's guests. Representative Hardwick of Geor ia. drew from Mr. Tawney the ad ission that Secretary Carpeo~ter ad furnished him a. list of names of emocrats who had accepted the resident's hospitality. In connee ion with the use of the names of ch Democrats. Mr. Barlett of Geor ,a. charged that "the president has iolated both the rules of hospital ty and of decent conduct." The president. Mr. Tawney said. ad made his t-ip through the west n4 Sotth at the invitation of sen tors. rovernors ,f States and civic tranizations. "This trip." said Mr. 'awner. "w:s not made for his own beasure. Congress was in session rhen delegation after delegation rom this house. from the senate and rom the fifferent States visited him rginz him to make this trip." At that time. Mr. Tawney said. here was no appropriation to meet e traveling expeoses. "The president informed the chair un of the committve on appropria ions. explained Mr. Tawney. "that ersonally he would rather remain t his snmn-er home after adjourn ent than to make that trip and that *he only way be would be able to ake the trip would be through con ress giving him an appropriation, rich we failed to make at the close f the sixtieth congress. Now after e president has accepted the invi aton of members of this h~ouse and 'isited theii- States, after senators d governors invited him, and while in that trip he accepted their hospi lty. they turn around and criticise This statement served as a fire brand upon the Democrats, several if whom vainly attempted to inter Mr. Tawney said that nine Dem icratic governors invited the Presi lent to visit their states. the states teinr Texas. Colorado. Indiana. Mis ulssippi. Louisana. Montana. Southi arolina. North Carolina and Arkan -'N"r trany Republican Governors nvted him?" inquired Mr. Fitzger L" of New York. "Tey are not refusing to pay hse expenses." retortcd Mr. Taw e. He added that Democratic sen tor's from Louisiana. Mississippi. enesee. Georgia. Missouri. North arolina. Florida. Colorado and outh Carolina, together with 25 presentatives5 had evtended to the resient th"e hospitality of their tates and districts. "Is this Southern hospitality?' shouted Mr. Tawney. looking ,to ar"1s the Democrats. "Can th'ere h--' i meaner man." he askod. "than the man who Invites another to a'c "mot its .hospitality and then kicn t." rther because he ac'cepted the h't sitoitt " "Hit him asain." interposed Mr. tdord. of Wiscottsin. amid Reuan ilcan laughter and Democratic Mr. Barlett. of Georgia. demand s to know what representative: had acceted the hospitality of the pres ient on that trip. restated by Mr. Tawny. 'Mr. Tawney promptly nam ed Mr. Bartlett and his colleague. Mr. Hardwick. of Georgia. "That is not true: that is false." xclaimed Mr. Bartlett. The Geor glan added that he did ride in the president's car. but he paid his own Mr. Tawney said three Democratic snators had been the guests of the president on his Western trip. "The "xpenises of this trip will be justiied by the people of this coun try. T care not whether they are Dem~ocrats or Republicans." declar ed Mr. Taw1er. "The president may think it Is nr to furnish my name as one who was on his train." said Repre sntatie Bartlett. "If the president issatisfied with the' propriety. wit~h the decency of furnishing the names of myself and my collagues to the rntleman from Minnesota in his s'eerigc attack upon w'hat he calls te .sr'itality of the south. that is a matter for him. But the presleet h voiated both the rules of hos ptaity and of decont conduct." "If a gentleman is the guest of the prsien .m..,,. ta; fact. be reflected WOMAN FIGHIS TISl SHE FINDS IN HER HOU'SE WI1 DEADLY ROLLING PIN. She Belabored the Burglar Until Fell to His Death from a Thi Story Window. At New York Louis Grate.h. twen five years ol:. painter by day al burglar by night, fell to his dea from the third story floor of a B lancey stre't house after Mrs. Ge Gietman. whose apartments be e tered. had attacked him with iron cuspidor and a rolling pin. Gratch got into the house I climltng up the fire escape%. To g to the Gletemans' bedroom he h. stepped across a crouch on whi4 slept Miss Lena Berkenholtg. boarder. Gratch was searching Gie em'an's clothing for money wht Mrs. Gletman awoke suddenly at screamed. She leaped out of bed and seizf the man. Enraged more than frigh ened. she rushed into the kitchei where she seized an iron cuspid( and struck him over the head am shoulders. The man broke away and mad for the parlor window. Mrs. Gie man pursued him until a boy boarc er in the house ran up and hande her a rolling pin. .With this she belabored Grate furiously. As the man struggled I front of the window at the side c the yard she struck him across th jaw. With a scream he toppled head long Into the yard. striking on th concrete pavement. An ambulanc surgeon found that Gratch had die of a broken neck caused by the fal OPENING INDIAN GRAVES. Mounds Found (Ooataining Hundred of Skeletons. 'Dr. J. W. McNeill and Prof. Cbaw Peabody of Harvard University. wh are interested in archaeouogical dih overies In Cumberland county. N. C passed through Hope Mills on thei way to the Davis Bridge. about si miles from Hope Mills, to engage Ii excavating the large Indian mouni near that point. Six or seven me were secured to do the work o excavation and as the mound I 30 feet wide and nearly as long an many feet deep. it will take severa lays to reach all parts of it.. A number of skulls and bone have been uncovered, and it is es imated that fully one hundred an ifty Indians were buried here loi before the advent of the white max A pipe made of a substance tha looks like soapstone. and a well-de fined tomahawk were also found here are a number of Indial mounds in this county. and most o them are familar to Dr. McNeil, wh has been investigating the mound For several years. In one grave. Dr. McNeil foun here more than one hundred Is Iians .had been buried, evidently th ictims of a sanguinary battle. On f the skulls still bad a tomahawl sticking in it. while there were arrol eads in a number of the skeletoni sowing that they had been throw: rto the grave as they fell on th attlefeld with the weapons tha aused their death remaining in thel odies. HAD FATAL EFFECT. omet Causes Two Sudden Deathi in Alabha. At Talladega. Ala.. the appearanc f the comet Sunday evening caue ntense excitement. Congregation f several churches left their pew and hundreds of persons stool e' ited in the square and gazed at tn ~elestal visitor. Miss Ruth Jor in aughter of a farmer living two mil. from Talladega was called to ib' loor of her homne to see "'i comet ad immediately fell dead. phya lans assigning ,eart failure as thi cause. An unknown negr, o-1 th epot platform was showr the co;: t and Instantly dropped dead. Kill'd by Train. Mr. E. W. Smoak. brakeman c Train Xo. 62 of the Southern Rai wa. a resident of Branchville an unmarried, was struck and almo: instantly killed by his own train c uesday near the freight depot Aiken. While the re'st of the cre tad taken a part of the train off c a spur track. Smoak evidently crej under a box car to avoid the ral Wihile ther the engine and oth4 cars returned and caught him on: wares, knocking him from under tU cars and inflicting injuries fro: which he died soon afterwards Caused Blood Poisoning. According to the cororcr's al nouncement a cat and fly were r sponsible for the deat.h of Edward I Pratt. a manufacturer of Jersey Cit White petting a kitten a week ai he was scratched on the hand and few hours later crushed a fly that hand. Septic blood poisonin which even amputation could n the su~pposed kidnappers. 'White Slarer Sentenced. At New York Belle Moore. the n ress convicted in the "white slav< trial for placing t wo girls for ir moral purposes. was Friday senten ed to the Auburn prison for not le than two and a half years nor mo of Virginia. in .is vote hereupon an appro~prI tion?" inquired Mr. Hlardwick. G'orgia. Mr. Garrett. of Tannessee. su gested that object ion to the appi priation was that the money h been used by the president to pay I expenses "In making partisan a 1political speechcs." KULLS BLACK FILD ,'H BT A WHITE FIEND SUCCEEI IN GETING AWAY. Ic Charlotte and Vicinity Aroused Ov4 d- Two Bold Attempts at Crimim Assault. ty A dispatch from Charlotte. N. C Id says two bold attempts at crimin th assault in broad daylight in that in e- mediate section Thursday. in whic one of the assailants was a whit _ man and the other a negro. arouse m the country people to a frenzy. wit the result that the negro was fatall >v shot. wh ile a posse of citizens wit et bloodhounds is scouring the countr d for the white man, with the interatio h of lynching him. a The negro. Will Ross. entered th . home of James Railes. near Fort Mill n and attemptel an assault upon Mis d Troy Bailes. his daughter. twent; rears old. The girl's screams sooi d brought aid, but the negro escaped t later being apprehended in the su burbs of Charlotte. Ross ran whe: r Officer Colthrap attemptod to arres d him. and the latter fired. fatall: wounding him. e At noon an anknown white mai . -ttempted to assault Miss Carri . Bell. the fifteen year old daughte1 d of John Bell. telegraph operator a! Bessemer City. He too, was fright. h ened off before accomplishing hi a purpose, escaping Into the wood. , near Crowder's Mountain. A possw e of angry neighbors was hastily form ed. and with" bloodhounds from m e convict camp are scouring the woods e At a late hour Friday night the poss i had not been heard from. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. The Grand Lodge Elects Offcers and Then Adjourns The grand lodge of Knights of Pythias had a most delightful meet Ing at Bennettsville this week. The following offcers were elected for the ensuing year: Grand chancellor. J. W. Walter Doar. of Georgetown: grand vice chancellor, Frank K Myers of Char leston; grand prelate, Frank S. Ev ans of Greenwood; grand keeper of records and seal, C. D. Brown of Ab bevflle; grand master of exchequer, Wilsan G. Harvey of Charleston; grand master-at-arms, C. W. Cros land of Bennettsville: grand Inner guard. J. L. Reeves of North: grand outer guard. Dr. J. M. Oliver of Or angeburg. The following district deputy grand chancellors were chosen: First. A. V. Williams. Charleston: t .eeond. W. C. Henry. Timmonsville: thir4. J. F. Carter. Bamberg; fourth. A. M. Deal. Columbia; fifth. Rev. H. A. Knox. Mayesville: sixth, W. M Dunlap. Rock Hill: seventh. A. V. Martin. Clintor. eighth. J. W. Shel or. Walhalla; ainth. Jas. H. Craig Anderson: tenth, J. W. LeGrand. -Bennettaville; eleventh. Ge6rge A Schiffley, Orangeburg. All of these are new except Mr. Deal. Mr. Craig ad 'Mr. Martin. rThe following appointments were announced by the erand chancellor: Grand tribune for three years Herbert E. Gyles, of Alken. Members of the board of publi t cation of the South Carolina Py thian--M. Rutledge Rivers, reap pointed. A past grand chancellor's jewe was presented to Prof. A. G. Rem bert by the lodge. Prof. Rembert L devoted to the work of this organiza tion and has rendered to it mucd valuable service. ICOXN'FEss SECOND MURDER. -Thinking His Petition for' Pardo' e Had4 Been Dened. s 'Believing that his application foi e a pardon had been denied when i -t :bad been continued for further in tvestigation. Moises Freys, a Mexi -can serving a -life sentence for mur . der in tube state penitentiary at Can -on City. Cal.. .has sworn to an affi davit declaring he committed anoth er murder for which Juan Duran. fellow Mexican is serving a sentence The two murders which wer committed in the vicinity of Trinidac d ten years ago. were closely connect t ed. Not until he had signed .his con fessioni to the second murder dit t Freyas know that his application foi t pardon had been received wit1 enough favor to warrant the boar< of pardons in making a careful in vestigation in his case The inres tigation will now be transferred t .the Duran'S case. eTears Shoe to Shreds. At Wilmington. N. C.. during severe electric storm Miss Caledoni Roderick was struck by lightni and her right shoe torn to shreds She was knocked unconscious. bu examined later by a physician show ed that no injury resulted other tha1 the severe shock and a slight buri a on her rirht foot. Ride Pleased Him. iThe Newberry Observer says:." e negro was carried to the chaingan on Tuesday in a fine new automobil' He remarked. 'Captain. I've bee wanting to ride in one of them thing a long time.' " Barns Proved Fatal. s Mrs. Joseph T. Patten. of Onaw re Iowa. who was burned Thursday a jternoon while washing out a "rat - used in her hair. in gasoline, an a was hurried to a hospital. died earl o Friday. Made Him lware. o- Following the publication of a e leged offensive articles in his pape is E. N. Bryant. a negro was driven oi 3d of Brookhaven. Miss., and his plar a residence burned. MUST. WIN 0111' To Win ami Repu~ca Wil Nae E Fiht Gov. Ham IN THE BUCKEYE STAT Result of Recent White Houe C I- ferences Is that Defence of Pay Aldrich Tariff Law Will Be Pr d cipal Factor in Ohio Congressloi h F Campaign. ,P. H. McGowan. in his Washii ton letter to the Ncws and Couri says the determination just react between President Taft and the le. eng men In the Republican party start the tariff issue in Ohio. wit.h 1 fight against Governor Harmon a the Buckeye Democrats. Is taken Washington to mean that not oi will this ce the great and all-absoi ir. issue in the Congressional eli tions of the present summer and fz but this feature will also come the fron largely in the national e4 tion of 1912. When President Taft-is brother Charles P. Taft-came to WashiE ton last week and spent spveral da at the White House holding conft ences with Senators Dick of Obi Aldrich of Rhode Island. and'othe high in the Republican councils, was believed that something of 11 portance would develop and this b proved to be the case. The announcement made that diean-cut defence of the tariff b and the general principle of prcZ tion would be the slogan of the Oh Republicans in the coming campaig and Governor Harmon and his De, ocratic lieutenants would be ;.iv, all they could do answering the o slaughts of the Republicans, came no surprise. This announcement is importa for many reasons. Not only is pointed out that Republican leade believe they must take a firm sta in the Buckeye State now in ord to save the members of Congref because of the opposition to-the tar in that section. but it shows also th if success is secured from the pre ent number of Republicans return< to Congress as are in it now. w-hi would virtually be an endorseme of the tariff and protection, that knock-out blow would thus be gir< the Presidential hopes of Govern, Harmon. He would see his own States T turn Republican members of Ca gress to their present seats in spi of the fact that the opposing Dem crats are basing their hope of ele tion on the tariff question. For Oh to endorse the tariff now. It is belie ed. would be a long step toward pla Ing that State squarely in the IR publican Presidential column 1912, and none know this better thi President Taft and his broth4 Charles. Thiat this programme will thrcugh is not doubted, unless tl President should later on veto it al direct that the fight proceed alo1 other lines. But there is little prc ability of a change in the -prese plan being made. The Presidei however unwilling he may be to e ter into local politics in Ohio. is t man looked to for setting the pai and it is to him that the Ohio vote look to give the word that will p the political machinery in the Buc eye State in motion. The President is considering t various suggestions that have be made to him, and is greatly interes ed in the claims of those who I lieve that a straightouit Republic victory can be made an a straighte defence of the Aldrich-Payne tar law, with the promise that whenei the tariff is revised ag'ain it- will upon a scientific basis. leaving doubt as to the fairness or justni of the schedules. Such action will be entirely in Ii with his own ieas on the tari He has defended the present tar law in his speeches in different pai of the country. but it is said tI this would not conrmit him to a p icy of standing pat upon the law. fatsa to be gathered by the tat board indicate that there arc inequ ities in the measure of protection forded to different lines of busine Undoubtedly Ohio is to be ma the main stamping ground not 01 of the Congressional elections of t prest..t year. but of the national el tion two years hence also. Alrea -the signs point that~ way. TOOK HER OWN LIFE. Arranged He'r Own Funeral P3 Before Husband. .Resorting to three different me -ods to kill herself. wflile her tam was asleep around her, Mrs. J. Deal, who lives a little over a m from Maiden. N. C.. committed s cde Thursday morning beforeday saturating herself with kerosene and setting herself on fire. Her husband was awakened by1 ~flames from her dress and -an to rescue. but too late to save h A razor and an axe were lying n'e '~She tried first to en~ her throat a Sthen to cut her head with the a ill health was the cause. was 2- years of age and two el Iren survive her. She suffered great deal from the awful mode ~'adopted to put an end to her ex erce. Y Cold in Texas. At Amarillo. Texas.. following wind and hailstorm of Satur night, a norther that has sent 1- temperature to the freezing po r. prevailed there Sunday with ind it tions pointing to snow. It is fea it that immenae damage to crops1 resut WAS THRO WN OUT REV. C. W. CREIGHTON'S APPEA1 larWAS NOT HEARD. He Gives His Version of the Action E of the Comm'tee That Reued to Hear His Side. The following statement Is made by the Rev. C. W. Creighton in the me- Christian Appeal concerning the ac in- tion of a committ'e of the Methodist General Conference in reference to his appeal from the action of the South Carolina Conference in expell ing him from that body: er. There were two cases on appeal ed to that body-that of the writer and one other. At the first meeting of . the Comn!ttee of appeal the last nd mentioned case was taken up first at by order of the bishop who acted as Ily chairman of the committee. That appeal was not pressed by the op pellant and it might have very prop to erly been postponed until ours was c- heard, but it was not. Of the nature of that case we are compelled to speak, that our ys readers may gather an idea of the r- method pursued in our case though 0; we regret to do so. The appellant rs had been charged with seduction It and being party to a subsequent n. crime which cost the life of the as girl involved-a school teacher. On the first charge he was convicted a and appealed; on the second he was il acquitted by the trial commit C- tee. No objection was -raised to io hearing his appeal; it was heard and n, a new trial ordered. n- After waiting nearly a week our n appeal was entered upon: The charge a- and specifications were read, then as the notice and groun s of appeal. At this point the bishop asked. nt "Shall the appeal be entertained? it The prosecution objected to hearing rs it on the ground that we had preach d ed pending the appeal. We frankly ar said, "yes, as a layman we .have a, done such work as we could, but we iff have performed no act or function at of a Methodist preacher." The bish - op objected to any statement from ,d us, but we had strong papers from :h good men and we persisted In read at Ing them. This was a surprise, they a had expected to take us by surprise, mn but we were ready. The bishop held )r that we had lost tne right to appeal and on this point a hot argument e- f.,llowed which lasted for more than a- two hours. te The discipline provides that "the o- General Conference shall never pasb c- any act taking away the right of to trial by committee and appeal.' ano v- it was therefore held that if any - conditions attached to an appeal e- those conditions were void, not at In tached. it was a constitutional right. in absolute'and that the only way by ir which it corald be defeated was by death or voluntary abandonment by ;o the appellant. The appellant insist h d that no conditions attached to an id appeal form a judgment of expul la sion, that .he knew of none, and b-' had he known of any he woud have nt performed them. In reply the bishop it read the notice and grounds of ap n- peal. called attention to the care be with which they were drawn, said e- appellant was a lawyer and should Ts have known It and held his posi ut tion. k-A member of the committee call ed his attention to the case referr lie d to above and reminded him that nno such point was raised in t.ha -case. Another member pointed out Sthe fact that the appellant had work an ed only as a layman and turning to ut the bishop he said: "follow youi position to its logical conclusion and er it amounts to this, a layman can't pray in the Methodist church. I question, he continued, the right or 'authority of the Methodist church to nsay that any man who feels moved nolift his voice in behalf of the Mas ter and fallen humanity shall not do it. I'he bishop held that by preach at ing the appellant had lost the right to appeal and that the appellant should have known this although it is not a condition imp~osed by the dis cipline. The bishop Is a trustee of Vanderbuilt University. the trustees of that instituttion violated the plain de ly written requirements of the dis ljcipline in electing to the office of htrustee men who are not member's of the Methodist church and thereby d the church is in danger of losing $3,000,000 worth of property. That bishop stood up before the committee on education and a crowded assembly and plead as an excuse for his act Te that he did not know of that pro vision.. in the discipline! A member of the committee re th- marked with a degree of pathos ily 'some men must be sacrificed." The 'bishop let drop several statements H. which showed that he was perfect ie ly familiar with the case and if so uhe must have known that if the case by went to the committee the appellant oi would win. It was an Issue between a ,ish.,p he throwing his induence on the o:de ier of the admiinstration and an humble er. preacher seeking to have a triscar ar. riage of justice righted; the bishi.p d was the stronger and he won by a xe. vote of 13 to 6. ~''l'he appeal was not hear I d i'merits of the case were not touca a ed. but enough was elicited to miak he this much clear: A preacher who was t charged with seducing a young w' man, a poor school teacher. and be ing party to her subsequent d".-.t!. had a hearing without objection A'd the ecured a new trial, but another la preacher who had exposed wrong. the criticised officials and advocate I a :nt. larger liberty for the laymen of the ca- church andi was expelled for it. was red denied the privilege of havang the v'ill methods by which that expulsion was acennnshad investigated! ,HAVE AARu liE Iep I CRMWy Hid Frm the Si (dthe Pinb~c. MH LORIER IATIM charge that ie Was Elected by the Use of Bribe Money Overshadow. Every Other Phase of Present Congressional Stiuntlon as Afect. ing the Doinant Poltical Party. P. H. McGowan, the Washington correspondent of The News and Cour ier says the political situation was never more interesting ir Washing ton than just now, with the Demo crats having their fill of enjoyment at the expense of their Republican brethren. The Republicans have been In deep water ever since the present session :f C'niress opened in December. That big Government deficit. the fierce objection to the Aldrich-Payne tariff law. the troublesome work of the "insurgenuts"-all these are causes that gave the majority party annoyance before others were added. Now there are still more dilemmas and either horn looks lke a badone. The postal savings bank bil Is not worrying the Democrats in the least, while, on the contrary. It Is giving the Republican members of Congress -both In the House and Senate no end of trouble. But added to this is the worst of all trouble because it Is strictly with In party lines-the fact that unlem Senator William 6. Lorimer, of Il linois, can purge himself of the al legations connecting him with brib ery work !'s his recent election, when ,e defeated former Senator Hopkins he must, without doubt, face carges of a grave nature before a Court composed of his present colleagues in the Senate. 0o far as the postal savings bank 1s concerned there Is little use to disguise the fact that neither' the bankers nor the people generally throughout the country want It. So far as 'the former ar' concerned there has been suScient testimonay presented to Congress already to show that the enactment of such a bill cannot do other than work larg ly to the detriment of .these hastltu tions-esbecially the smaller ones conducting savings deposit depart ments on a limited scale. The question Is being asked In Wshingto why is it necessary for the Government to become the guar than of several million people and take care of their earnings in order to encourage "thrift" as the purpose of the postal savings bank bill un oubtedly is? It is pointed out that If the people. have been able to take care of their small savings up to his time they will probably be able o do so hereafter. The Lorimer case presents several nteresting features. Unless he can , lear hImself- from the crve charges odged against him he iildoubtless be forced to resign from his eat In the Senate. There are both Repub licans and Democrats who say that or the good of the Senate generafly Senator Lorimer must give a clean account of his doings in the Ilinois legislature in connection with his - election. Falling in this he will be allowed to resign, and declining to take ad antage or this opportunity, wil be - impeached. The fact that Senator Iorimer re mained in his rooms at a hotel for many dlays before going to the Sen ate, gives clear and positive indica tion that he believes there is tron ble in store for him. His case Is much of a mystery here, and white e Is not considered of any special -- weight by his colleagues, there wilt undoubtedly be a clearing up of the rituation during the next few days, unless Senator Lorimer can do s himself. - . It is now believed that he will make a speech in the Senate, but that it will not be satisfactory. Then It will be necessary for a special comn mittee or Investigation to be appoint e-t-somethinlg like the Ballinger Pinchot committee or that investigs tingn the existence of a ship subsidy lobby in Washington. That Mr. Lor imer is to be investigated and that thIs investigation may prolong the present session of Congress many weeks is one of the strong probabil ities at this time. Shot to Kill. At Henderson. Ky., W. B. Ebelen. a well-known horseman was shot and killed and Mattie White. the negro servant in the family, was fatally wounded by Mrs. Ebelen. at the Ebe len home Friday. Mrs. Ebelen gave herself up. telling the police that It w'as merely a case of whether she or her husband had T~o die. An Old Hero Dies. Capt. J. Pembroke Jones, who was one of the officers on the Merri mac when she fought the MonItor, died in California Tuesday. He was the oldest living graduate of the. Naval Academy at the time of his. death. He was a native of Virginia. The exodus or Jewish families from city of Kiev. Russia. has be gun. The total departure from that city up to Thursday night were 300 proscribed families belonging exclu sively to the poorest classes. The expulsion is attended with harrow g sights. They Are Everywhere. '-You know and I k4now that 'blind tigers' are run in this city." declar ed ex-Gov. Glenn. of North Carolina. at a tfontgomnery church Thursday night. "It is useless to say that the ofcals are trying to eni ore the law."