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WRECK OF TOWNS
i t Dta&k au him of a Gat
ay Peple by Terrible
Great Disaster Befalls Italy.-Death
and Devastation are Caused by the
Severe Earthquakes-Troops Has
ten to Render Aid.-urvivors
Flee in Terror into the Country.
A dispatch from Naples says a
severe earthquake shock caused a
number of deaths and much property
damage In Central Campania early
Tuesday. The disturbance appears
to have centered in the Province of
Meager information received this
week indicates that the greatest dam
age was done at Caltri (Avellina Pro
vince.) Calltri is said to have been
half destroyed and twenty people are
reported to have been killed at that
Other deaths occurred at Valata.
nearby. and it is feared that fa
talitles will be reported from other
villages which for a time are cut oft
from all communication with Naples.
The shock occurred at 3.07 Tues
day morning while the people were
still in their beds. -Many houses at
Calitri tumbled. burrying the occu
pants In the ruins..
Those who escaped death of ser
Ions injury fled terror stricken fron
their homes and into the country.
None wanted to don street clothes
and as a result many subsequent suf
fered from exposure.
Troops were dispatched from all
quarters into the affected district a
soon as the loss of life and property
damage became known to the gov
ernment and officers of nearby cities
News from Salerno. at the head ol
the Gulf of Salerno. thirty miles east
of Naples. Is to the effect that the
shock was distinct there and caused
considerable damage. Details art
The shock was felt for ten seconds
In the province of Avellino. It was
also felt strongly. but for a shorte1
time, at Coxenza. Paoloa. Cantan
zaso. Reggio. Potenza. Benevento
Capua and Melfi. It is said. how
ever. that the damage in thes4
towns was not serious and thai
there was no loss of life.
The shocks was first felt In th4
departments of Rasilicata. Claebriz
and Sicily. Although centered it
the Province of Avellino. it extend
ed througiout the provinces of Ben
evento. Campobassa. Casert ant
A panic was created at Terre An
nnslata and Terre Del Greco, wher
the population live in constant fea1
of an eruption from Mount Vesuvius
-Reports from Rascilicata say:
and the sleeping town was arroused
Potfea. Similar reports come fron:
Paola and Catazarno in the compart
ment of Claebria and from Palermc
on the northern coast of Sicily.
The province of Avellino occupies
the central part of the compartmen1
of Campania and Is directly east o1
Naples. Calitri, which according tc
reports, suffered the most. Is a towi
of 800 Inhabitants. It is situated
on the Osanto river, several milei
northeast of Conza.
It was the darkest hour of th4
morning when the shock was fell
and the sleeping town was arorsed
by the shaking of walls, the rattlini
of furniture and the falling of plas
ter from the ceilings. In a moment
panic seized the 20.000 inhabitant:
who live in daily fear of a seismk
disaster. Balf naked men. womer
and children fled from theIr homes
screaming with terror. They had irl
their minds visions of a Messina and
the horror or Regglo. Recently there
was gossip about a prediction that
the approach of Halley's comet por'
tended the end of the world.
The authorities kept their heids,
but they could not stay the mad rush
for the squares and open districts.
Wild confusion prevailed and the
frightened ones could not be re'.son
ed with; could not be stopped. In
the squares hundreds threw them
selves upon their faces and implored
the mercy of the Almighty. Then
the religion fervor found expression
In hair organized processions to the
shrine of St. Andrews, the protec
tor of the town. Others climbed to
the sanctuary of Monte Vergine.
After several hours of frantic en
treaty the authorities succeeded in
reestablishing a semblance of calm
and relief squads were organized. It
was then found that no one .had been
killed, although an aged man hzd
died during the excitement. Many
houses were damaged as were the
belfries of the churches.
As is usually the case the inhab
Itants refused to re-enter their
homes, fearing that another quake
would occur. Throughout the day
the police were busy bringing to
gether the scattered members of
families and reassuring the frighten
CATS DESTROY A HOME.
Husband Is Driren Out in Despair by
Wife's 32 Pets.
Cats are cited as the cause of a
suit for seperate maintenance be
tween Dr. Robert A. Pierce. a teacher
in Tufts Dental School. in P-oston.
Mass.. and Mrs. Pierce. a noted cat
fanca r. Last October the Pierce
home was broken up and the wife ts
the complainant in court.
Opposing the testimony of Mrs.
Pierce. Dr. Pierce declares his wif!e
owns 32 cats which crawle-d and
mewed about the halls and roomns oft
-their home. They slept in the bath
tub by day and at night produced
such volumes of melody that sl~ep
Ing was next to impossible. Hie de-'
clares that they ate regularly at
the table, crept into enat pock.-ts
and made temporary hom'es in bats.
and other wear'ing atpparel."
Both F~actions Beaten.
Late returns fromt the South D~a
kota primary indi'ate that G.-orge
W. Egan. the independent republican
candidate for governor, has won ov.'r
Governor 'Vassey the "'progressive"
candidate for renomination and S. H.
Elford the "stalwart'- candidate.;
Egan's supoprters claim the election
by thre t five rhousand votes.
TWO FIREMEN DIE
FIGHTING A STUBBORN FIRE IN
CITY OF NEW YORK.
Liquors and Die Stuffs Stored in
Building Produced Large Volumns
of Deadly Fumes.
Two firemen were kille'd and more
than - score were overcome by stfi
ing fumes in fighting a rtubborn
warehouse fire near the North river
front in New York 'Monday.
Ten of the firemen overcome were
caught in a back draugh on the
fourth floor of the buildinz. Two
men who managed to avoid the very
worst of the burst of flame, and
dense smoke, screamed from a win
dow for help. Ladders were raised
and the unconscious men were car
Fireman Timothy Colter died on
the sidewalk after having been car
ried from an upper floor, where he
had lain unconscious for more than
an hour in a pool of water. Fire
man William Healey was taken out
of the building dead. Three of the
injured firemen are still In a hospi
tal in a serious contition. The
jfire was in a five-story building oc
cupied by the free storage bonded
warehouse. The loss is estimated at
The dangerous character of the
fire b-came apparent when the first
gangs of firemen entered in with
-hose. A large part of the contents
of the warehouse consisted of li
quors and analine dyes. and noxious
fumes from these burning substances
caused the firemen to drop by the
dozen. It was only by heroic work
that their companions succeeded in
saving several of the unconscious
men. Fire Chief Croker personally
directed the rescue.
Lieutenant Campbel was over
come w-hile at the head of a rescue
party. He was missed when the par
ty returned to the :reet and anoth
er detatchment had to enter the
building at great risk and save him
He was revived with the many oth
ers. over whom a bi: force of am
bulance surgeons worked like beavers
an the sidewalks nearby.
Searchers going thro-.gh th% build
ing after the flames were under con
trol stumbled over the bodies of sev
eral of the firemen who had dropoed
In their tracks. Most of them were
revived. but Edward Donevell may
die as a result of inhalation of smoke
BRAINS KNOCKTI) OUT.
An Unknown Man Tries to Jump Off
Fast Moving Train.
An unknown white man in trying
to jump from Southern train No.
30. north of Toccoa. Ga.. was kill
ed Monday night. His brains were
battered by the rocks in a cut as
the porter held his legs to keep
him from jumping out of a train
Passengers on the train noticed
the peculiar actions of the traveler
for some time before the accid -nt.
Finally he went into the rear of the
coach. After a while the porter. who
feared that some trouble was brew
ing, followed the stranger. He
arrived just in time to see him
jump out of the window. The por
ter caught his legs, but the body
of the traveler out of the window
as the train passed through a deep
cut, the body of the man struck
the projecting rocks and his brains
were beaten out against the bank.
The body was taken back to Toc
ca. The man carried a ticket read
ing from Augusta to New York. but
no other means of identification.
FIFTY THOI.SAND) STOLEN.
Hope to Catch the Thieres When Pa
Pers Are Offered.
That William Miner, president of
the William M1. Mtiner Company. of
Chicago. was robbed of $50.000
while en route from Chicago to New
York last Thursday night has become
Detectives in New York have been
working on the case, but no an
nouncpment had herenofore beer'
made, as it was hoped that th
thieves might be caught w.hile try
ing to dispose of some of the ne
gotiable paper included in the los
The money was in a traveling bag
whch he had at his side in his
berth in the sleeping car. He did
not discover his loss until he reach
ed his hotel in New York. About
half the sum was in the shape of
a negotiable letter of credit on which
payment has been stopped.
WORKED G.AIE IN PRISON.
Two Convicts Are Arrested for Coun
A fully equipped counterfeit In
plant was discovered in the 31issouri
penitentiary Mionday. Federal in
spectors found the outfit in the cell
occupied by Lee Jayer and Joseph
ail. and they will be brought to
trial in the federal court on the
charce of counterfeiting. Gov. Had
Iy announced that he will pardon
both meni in October next, when
t~o federal court convenes, that they
may be prosecuted. Five pairs of
molds and several half and quarter
dollars which were good imitationrs
of real money were taken from the
'.\v whole lire has been so storm
that I can't believ.- that it is a s~
to go this way." a-vzig this bri.:
but t.ait.b--tic message as an exicse
for her art. also a lot'- r to h.-r hu
band' in which she chtided him fo
his lac'k of aff.-ct:'n andi su;.;.ort.
3rs. WV. H. rH-eton of Ta;i.i;a. Fi- .
Tesday commiitt---i su bd.- at an .\:
lanta hotel by inhaltntehloor
Fatal Fail froma Trestke.
E. G. Rid- out. of North E-:m;.oria.
Va.. atn eletrician. wo.rking~ at the
onref shops of :h.- Atlantic Coast
Line at Jacksonvill--. Flna.. while
walking back to the s~bops at a-: early
hour Mionday morning lost his ha.
nce on a railroad trestle and feii.
He died later in the day from a
ractur-d skull. injured spinal Col- r
THE HIGHER UPS
Bigh Office7s of the Sugar Refming
WERE GULTY OF FRAUD
Aged Secretary of American Sugar
Refining Company. Broken in
Health. Faces Posskible Sentence of
Two Years or $10.000 Fine.-Ex
ecution of Sentence Means Ieath.
At New York Charles R. leike.
the white- haired secretary of the
American Sugar Relining Company.
was convicted Friday ni::ht on one
count of an indictment charging con
spiracy to d' fraud the Government
of customs duties on sugar
Ernest W. Gerbacht. former sup
erintendent of the Williamsburg
i llrooklyn) Refinery. was convicted
on all six counts.
For James F. Bendernagle. former
carhier of the refin ry. the jury
stood 7 to 5 for acquittal. He will
be tried again.
This ends the government's'second
attempt to imprison the group of
men responsible for th-- vast under
weighing frauds. to which the so
called trust has virtually confessed
by tne restitution of mor- than $2.
*0).000 in duty.
Heike is the highest official of the
company upon whom blame has been
fixed. and he now faces a possible
senten- of two years in the Feder
al penitentiary and a fine of $10.000.
He is 65 yeors old and broken in
health and spirits. His counsil In
summing up declared r-peatedly that
a prison sentence meant nothing less
Convicted on all six counts. Ger
bracht can be sentenced to twelve
years in prisor., wit-h a maximumn
fine of $40.000. He is 53 years old.
All three defendants, who were
-;nder bond, were paroled in the cus
tody of counsel until 10.30 o'clock
Saturday. when Court will hear the
usual motion in the care of Heike
and Gerbacht. and 'barring some stay.
will announce the time of sentence.
The trial just ended was started
on May 1 . with six defendants in
cluded in the indictn-nt. Besides
Heike. Gerbracht and Bendernagel,
there were three minor employees
Harry W. Waln-r. assistant dock
superintendent. and Jean M. Voelker,
and James F. Halligan. checkers.
I The trial had not progressed far,
however. when the testimony so in
criminat-d these men that their coun
cil ent-red pleas of guilty. They have
nct yet been sentenced.
Rendernagel had be-en tried prev
iously with Oliver Spitzer. the par
doned dock superitstendent. who tes
tified at the trial just closed, bit
the jury disagr-ed. Spitzer got two
years and four checkers were sen
tenced to one year each. Th-'y are
still serving time on Blackweil's Is
land, but Spitzer. conscience-stricken,
made a confession and told a story
that resulted in Heike's convicti-:n.'
TALE OF SHIPWRECK.
The Captain's Daughter Showed Her
self a Heroine
After a three days terrific fight for
life in two small boats. 450) miles out
in the Atlantic ocean. M1iss Eliza
beth Erikson. -her father. Capt. P. A.
Erikson. and nine m-n. composing
the crew, two dogs and a cat. whc
were rescued in the nick of time by
the British steamer Metis. after hav
ing abandoned their barkentine.
Good News, of Philadelphia. are re
joicing at again being able to set
foot on land.
.It Is a thrilling and heart-rending
tal'- of the sea that Capt. Erikson
anid his crew told on their arrival
at Norfolk. Struck by a heavy storm,
the Good News sprang a leak. All
hands remained continuously at the
pumps, but failing to keep her afloat,
at noon June 3 the ship was aban
doried. The captain's daughter show
ed great bravery and after the Good
News sank to the bottom she cheered
,At times it seemed as though the
two little boats containing the res
cued would be swamped by the huge
waves. During three days and three
nights of awful suspense a sharp
lookout was kept for the approach
of a passenger vessel. Monday the
Metis hove in sight. Soon the Metis
was alongside and the exhausted
crew was taken aboard.*
WOMAN'S BODY IN TRUNK.
The Ghastly Find in a Lake in Italy
on Friday Last.
The badly mutilated body of a
woman, believed to be that of Mrs.
H. N. Castle. who was Mary Crit
tenden Scott. of San Jose. California.
was found in a trunk, shbmergedI in
a lake near the village of Moltrasio.
Italy. last we k. Wrapped about the
body was a pi-c-' of old cloth. which
bore the' initials. "L..'' and from
letters in the trunk, written in Eng
ir~i. it appe'ars that the woman in
1906. lIved in 34th street. New York
city. The' police. basing their opin
ion on wounds on the head, evident
ly made by a blunt instrument. are
of the belief that the woman was
urde'red. and they have tak- n into
custody a Russian. named Constan
tine Ispolatoff. '50( years old. who:s
they suspect of .having knowvledge of
bow thie woman mer her death.*
At tea'.ensworth. Kan.. Elizabeth
shl uiz. a' w-a l.'jy widow. agedl 74.
-as Friday found murder.'d mn her
uurderer had set the house afire.'
~olice'men seeing the lir-- e'rtinguishu
-.t t-h.- flames and then discovered i
he nude and charred body of a l
HelId Live Wire.
In sight of a younger brot her with
th he had eon.' hunting young
.irds. hiarry Eub-'re. 1 7 years old.
as .'e'r,,,cut'd iiy comlinfg in con
act with an :mm -lect rie wir. when b-.
ea n pnea; . n dhest. The
It Is predicted that trolley fares;
ust rise, but as almost everyone
eeic that they can afford automo
SACK AND BURN
CAUSE REIGN OF TTRROR IN
Yucatan Indians Rise Up and Mar
sacre the Nlexicans and Spread
Terror in That Region.
The most serious uprising with
which the Mexican government has
had to deal in a long time has start
ed in the State of Yucatan. and the
troops are being rushed to the dis
turbed ar-a. In the meantime. re
ports which have reached Vera Cruz
indicate that there has been much
bloodshed and that the insurgents
are preparing for a battle with the
gov'rnment forces, which is sure to
The independent newspaper. El
Dictamen. publish's dispatches from
A1erida. the capital of Yucatan, to
the effect that forty persons were
killed by the %Iaya Indians on Sat
urday. Further dispatches received
here state that 5.000 of these
Indian insurgents sacked t.he
town of Valladolid. 95 miles to the
southeast of Merida. killing all the
principal government employes. the
chief of police and others.
They seized rifles and pistols and
instituted a reign of t'rror. Many of
the inhabitants of Valladolid are
fleeing to Merida.
The gunboat Morolos has already
left Vera Cruz. with 600 soldiers
aboard. while the Yucatan gunboat
Zaragoza is lying in the harbor ready
to take 1.000 additional troops, who
are expected soon to arrive from the
Railroad and telegraph commun
ication between Merida and the
scene of the trouble Is now cut off.
Twenty miles of the Yucatan rail
road have been destoy2d by the In
dians. It is reported that many tel
egraph operators have been killed
or ar.e held as prisoners. The jefe
politico and the judge of the crim
inal court are among the dead.
The rebels are strongly entrench
ed in anticipation of the advance of
the federal troops. Maximiliano
Ramirex Ronilla. the former rebel
leader. and Col. Victor Montonegro
are said to be at the head of the
The towns of Tinum. Uayma. and
Tunkas. all between Merida and Val
ladolid. have been attacked, but. the
reports say that the families cf all
the residents. exc--pt officials, have
been unmolested. To -what extent
the insurgents pillaged at these,
places has not yet been learned.
A strict censorship has not been
established. The original telegrams
giving the first details of the up
rising were sent before the govern
ment took charge of the n-ews.
It is understood that the cause
of the trouble is dissatisfaction on
the part of the Indians over the ac
tion of government officials regard
ing lands, but the exact point of
controversy has not been made clear
in the reports. It Is not thought
that any Americans are involved.
SHOWING U'P PEARY.
Took Adrantage of Franke's Condi
tion to Rob Him.
Commander Robt. E. Peary, who
was served at Berlin, Germany with
papers in a suit for $10,000 brought
by Rudolph Franke. left Berlin for
London Thursday morning. The
Am~erican explorer had nothing - to
add to his statemnent that he had
placed the matter of litigation in the
hands of American Ambassador Hill.
Franke was associated with Dr.
Frederick A. Cook In north polar ex
ploration. and alleges that Peary
found him Ill at Etah and took ad
vantage of .his condition to secure
his collection of furs and walrus and
norwhal teeth as the price of trans
porting him homeward.
While in Berlin Commander Peary
said to a friend that he would con
tend that tbe German courts had nio
jurisdiction in the matt*'r as he had
no property or domicile there. He
arnticipated, he said, that the box
office receipts at Philharmonic hail.
where he lectured Wedn.'sday. would
be attached and he was surprised that
they were not.
The case will come up on June 26.
Mr. Peary has arrang'-d to be re
presented in court by an attorney.
He expects to sail from England for
New York on Sunday.
A (CARELESS NL*RSE.
Causes the IDeath of an Infant in
'At Charleston Little Fraser Graff.
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H--nry
Graff. who was permitted by the
carelessness of his nurse to drink
concentrated lye in the house of
the nurse -.\ondap-v afternoon died
Sunday at th.' Roper hospital..
Carrie JIames. t.he nurse, who was
arrested Monday and he-ld by the
police department charg~ed with crimi
inal carelessness was liberat--d Mon
day afternoon following the inquest
over the infant's body. The father
of the child said that he thought it
was simple carelessness on the part
of the nurse with no manliciouisness
and the verdict of the jury was that
t he child met an accidental deat.h inl
the way stated as a result of car
lessn..ss of the nurs.'. The nurse
is oily la years old and had just
ST-UK~ TO THE PLASTER.
Woma)nI Puts Fifty IDollar Bill en,
A short time ago a merchant of
Middi'te.vn. N. Y.. on retiring for
the nigh: l.eft sonme bills on the~ top i
of a dresser. Hie had a lame back
and asked his wife' To p'rep.ar a po
rous plaste'r. She (lid so., but after
beating it acc'idently dropped it 0-:
h. dres-ser. ia pick in;; it up she ! c
id not notte' the $a, hill clinging
TO it and appi ed it to h.er husband's
ak. The bill waus mzisse'd and se r- h
ants w.-r.. suspec':ed of haven stolen b
:. The whob household worri.'d
ver :he miat.er until last nich: the
nerchant rr'movedi his porou ;,las-| r
er and the bill was found st icking f
' it so firmly that it coud not be. i .
emoved without tearing :it To pieces. N
['he merchant wil s' nd the plaster to C.
:he treasury department for re- tr
[ARE ACT VALID
portant Decisin to Farmers Radered
by Judge DeYore
ABOUT BUYING COTTON
7ounel for Defense Announces Case
Will Be Appealed ls the Suerenme c
Court.-Action Test of Constitu- r
tionality of 1910 Act.-Law Pro
vides Six Per Cent. Reduction.
Judge DeVore has handed down
!n order sustaining the magistrate
in the cotton tare case. brought to
test the constitutionality of the Cot
ton Tare Act of 1910. Messrs. Lyles
and Lyles. attorneys for W. G. Mul
lins. of Columbia. who was charged
with violation of the Act. state that
they will appeal the case to the
The Cotton Tare Act provides that
6 per cent. of the bale of cotton
sold shall be deducted for tare.
H1eretorfore the amount was twenty
pounds. as is the case in other
1. That the Act of the Leaisla
ture deprived the defendant of the
equal protection of the laws.
2. T.hat the Act of the Legislature
deprives the defendant of his lib
erty and property without due pro
cess of law.
Judge DeVore -.ays as to the first
point: "It is well settled that the
Legislature has a right to make dif
ferent classes. and so long as all
members of the same class are treat
ed -.Ike. If the classification be reas
onable, the Courts will not declarc
such legislation unconstitutional.'
Citing a case. Judge DeVore conclud
es: "T-he defendant. being engaged
in the busines of buying cotton.
comes within the classification made
by the legislature. and, in my opin
ion. is not deprived of the equal pro
tection of the laws."
On the second point Judge De
Vore says that the test seems to be
whether the reculations of the Legis
lature are reasonable. "If they are
unreasonable." he says. "then such
legislation is unconstitutional: if
they are reasonable, then, in the
exercis,- of its police power.
the Legislature has the right
to enact the law. In the absence of
a statut.- on the subject, the reas
onableness of a contract Is a ques
tion for the judiciary, but if there
is legislation on the subject, and the
Legislature had the power to pass
such a law, then the statute con
Citing several cases. Judge DeVore
"The cotton buyers and cotton
sellers differ as to the amount of
bagging and ties that should be plac
ed on a bale of cotton. The Legis
lature intervened and established a
scale of cotton tare, and. so far as
I am able to judge, the legislation is
*'Cotton is one of the chief pro
ducts of this State. There are a
great many persons and a great deal
of property and a number of organi
zations engaged In the cotton busi
'What the tare is in this State,
w.at It is in Liverpool or what it is
In New York, are not matters for this
court to consider. This Court will
presume that the Legislture took
into consideration the conditions con
trolling the marketing of cotton and
enacted the proper law regarding the
tare. But this Is not a new ques
tion i-n this state. A law fixing tare
on cotton see-ts to have been enact
ed as far back as 1846.
"Cotton buyers have a great many
customers, many of w.hom are ignor
ant and I can readily see how such
legislation as this may be both wise
The judgment of the magistrate.
is therefore, afflrtaed by Jud.ge De
W. G. Mullins. a cotton buyer of
Columbia. was arrested a few weeks
ago for violation of the Act. and the
case was a test case to determine the
constitutionality of the Act. It is
stated that $1,800,000 is involved in
the Act, It will be carried to the
Supreme Court. The State Farmers'
U'nion Is interested, and all dealers
in cotton are watching the proceed
ing with great interest,
HE LIV'Ei) ON LOVE.
Man Ran a Matrimonial Bureau for
David H. Hlartman. a young mar
ried man of East Petersburg. Pa..
was arrested, last week, on the
charge of operating a fraudulent
matrimonial scheme. His plan. ac
cording to his own confession, was
to personify a woman, and, when a
rorr spondence had developed to the
point where marriage was proposed
and accepted the "bride-to-be" would
wrire for money to pay travel
ing expenses. When the mon--y came
the c'orr"spondenlce always ceased.
Hartman was married a year ano1
nd since th~en has lived on the fat
>f th~e land, being support~ed on rev
nue's contri-buted by victims all over
he l'nited States. Hlartman. repre'
enting himself as Miss Catharne L.
lartman. C'atharine L. being his
if's name. adve'rtir'd in various
:pers for entresponde~nts. with a'
e'w to matrim''ny. passing himself '
s as a maien of 4(s years and heir'
ss to $1 .00 A photograph. r
~hie.h was s.'nt to every correspon- ~
lent, was that of a giood-looking wo- ~
nan. thb -pcture' of his wife. *
KILLEI) IN RACE FIGHT.
ne Negro IDies From shot and One
As a result of a long feud between lI
Crtain elements of whites and ne
roe's at Orange, Texas. Rarnkin t
oor"-. a negro. was killod last nig- 'r at
y a fusillade of shots said to have m
-er tired byv three white men. The
looting took place during a heavy
e'tric storm. Earlier in the day.,
ouglass I' mon. another negro. was s
und ot' the street. having be'en w
jot o death by unknown parties. t
o arrests have been made. The ra- p
al feelin~g is such that serious er
ouble may be precipitated at any an
VATSON AND EDWARDS MAKE
THE WIRES HOT.
Ir. Watson Threatens to Prosecute,
and Congressman FAwards Says
"Make Charges Good."
The Atlanta Journal says a new
hapter was written Tuesday in the
ontrov-rsy between Congressman
harles Gordan Edwards. of Savan
ah. and Thomas E. Watson. of
'homson, concerning charges of im
riorality made by Watson against
*dwards. Tart telegrams were ex
hanged in an interesting passage at
Mr. Watson threatens to prose
ute Congressman Edwards for false
wearing. 31r. Edwards challenges
4r. Watson to make good on his
riginal charge of immorality, or go
nnoticed in the future.
Mr. Watson's telegram follows:
"Come into the jurisdiction of the
ourts of Georgia and make oath
o the statements contained in your
elegram and In your card in the
savannah Press. if you dare do it,
nd I will prosecute you criminally
'or false swearing.'
Congressman Edwards' wire fol
"Your telegram received. I .have
1enounced your charges as false and
iave challenged you to name wit
messes. Comply with this like a
man. lotherwise you shall go un
Mr. Watson precipitated the con
,roversy with the congressman when
n his paper. .he called upon Mr. Ed
wards to answer several pertinent
riot to say sensational questions. H(
dared Mr. Edwards to deny a chargg
Congressman Edwards acceptet
r. Watson's dare. He did deny th4
charge. He branded it as an Infam
Dus lie, and so wired Mr.. Wat on
It was his telegraphic denial .aa
called forth Mr. Watson's telegran
Tuesday morning, threatening t
prosecute Mr. Edwards for fals<
PROTECT THE NEGRO.
Law Abiding Blacks at Orange, Tex
to Be Guarded.
Following the mass meeting 01
Thursday called by Mayor Brown. o
Orang. Texas. at which an organs
zation was r- -fected to protect th
law-abidiL . egroes. a proclamatlo:
was issued by the Mayor ordering a]
saloons closed at nine o'clock unti
District Judge Powell has als
been urged to call a special cour
and empanel a grand jury to inves
tigate the assassination of the ne
groes. Rankin. Moore and Lemor
on Sunday night last.
Gov. Campbell has been requeste
by the Orange officials to supplemen
the reward of $1.000 offered by th,
citizens for the arrest and convic
tion of the -perpetrators of th
crimes against the negroes.
The better class of white peopi
are now fully organized to protec
the negroes from the lawless acts c
certain elements of the w~hite po;
ulation. This latest furn In the rac
al troubles'is due to the failure C
a jury to convict Jack White. a ne
gro. charged with killing a whit
SMALLPOX IN CHARLESTON.
Cases of Debatable Character Ie
The News and Courier says ch
officials of the city health office bar
discovered several cases in variou
parts of the city which they belier
to be smallpox, and which are no'
receiving the attention of severa
physicians. The health officer ha
requested the aid of the police de
partment in keeping isolated the
patients and inmates of the build
ings believed -' contain these cr.ses
Several policemen were detaile'
Tuesday night to stand in front a
the various houses in order to mak<
sure that nobody entered or left th<
dwellings. It is as yet not certaii
whether t)be cases are genuine small
pox. but the health officials are un
willing to take any chances, and ar<
making a rigid examination. Ther
bae been, it is stated, several minoi
-ases of smallpox in Charleston dur
ing the last few months: the sick
riss appearing among whites a
well as necroes.
REPU-BLCANS ARE SCARED.
Democrat." Stand Good Chance of
A dispatch frcm Portland. Maine,
ays as the two big State conventions
aw near--the Democratic on Jun'
5. and the Republican on June 29
coservative Republican learlers
dmit that this rock-rIbbed Republi
an State is in doubt. The De-n'o
rats are esp'cially hopeful of car
yin the first and second congres
*ional districts and are working
ard to elect their candidates to the
ext Legislature which must choose
successor to Senator Eugen- Hale.
ho has announced his retireme'nt.
t the Republican State convention
~ovenor F'ernald in all probabili-y
.-ill b-' renominated by acclamation.
efore th-> Demrocratic convention at
ugusta. there will be two candi
ares seeking the gubernatorial nom
at ion. 0. Gardner of Rockland and
rederick W. Plaised. the present
:ayor of Augusta. No Democratic
indidat-s for Senator has been nam
Killed for Nothing.
Apparently without cause, Ben
arpe'r fatally shot Isaiah Jackson.
ar Langley. in Aiken county. Sat'
rday night. It is stated. by oth-r
roes preseat. that Jackson asked
arper to l.-t him se'e his pistol.
erupon Harper pointed thle pis
I at him. saying. "do you see it?"
d fired. Jackson died almost imn
At IDresden. Saxony. lightning
ruck an infantry regiment tha:
is marchin:: into th.- G-trman camp
cre on Tuesday. A whole com-.
y was hurled to the ground. Sev
:l soldiers were killed outrigh'.
WANTS HER MONEY
ANOTHER CHAPTER PENDING IN
THE TIILMAN ROW.
Young Mrs. Tillman Sues for Cash
She Claims Her Husband Squan
dered of Hers.
A Columbia dispatch says another
sensational legal battle is about to
be joined between Senator Tillman's
family and his daughter-in-law. Mrs.
Lucy Dugan Tillman. of Edgedeld.
who gained such a signal virtory ov
er the senator and his son last win
ter bofore tbe supreme court In the
ftght for the possession of Mrs. Till
man's two little daughters..
Edgefield relatives of Mrs. Tillman
say Attorneys DePass and DePass of
Columbia have been employed to
Institute suit against young B. R.
Tillman to recover money he acquir
ed out o! her estate and money
which he borrowed from her and col
lected from her rents to the extent
of about $13.000 and that w-hile he
is possessed of practically no prop
erty it is hoped to make Senator
Tillman pay the judgment if one can
A representative of the law firm
mentioned was in Edgefield recently
in conference with Mrs. Tillman on
the subject of bringing this &-ilt. but
when asked today whether the pa
pers had been filed in court he said
that the complaint had not been
and would not be until after the
firm's rush of business was over with
court here in Richland. that as a
matter of fact it was not yet deter
mined in what amount the suit would
be brought for.
It is said in Edgefneld tLat the two
children were carried to see their
father recently for a short visit.
much against the inclination of their
mother and against their own wish
es. Mrs. Tillman's counsel advise
her not to refuse this request. it is
said. When her Columbia attorneys
were asked about this they said that
they had not been advised that such
request had been granted or made.
WANT THEM MOVED.
Negro Soldiers Not Wanted Becase
of Their Acts.
For the second time within a few
months members of the Twenty-fifth
United States infantry (the negro
regiment of Brownsville fame) were
M paraded before a woman in an effort
to pick out a criminal: the result
was ne;ative as was the case in the
case of the first affair.
(Mrs. J. W. Redrin;. a woman who
asserts she was attacked in her
home by a negro dressed as a sol
dier. was unable to Identify any of
the soldiers as her assailant.
As a number of them acted as
escort at the funeral of Major Joh
S. Kulp. the inspection will be con
tinued later. Residents near Fort
Lawton. where the negroes are sta
tioned, are preparing to~ hold a mass
emeeting for the removal of the bat
M'TE K!LLED ON RAIL.
J1. T. Carter Fatally Struck by a
eJ. T. Carter. bookkeeper for the
Kennedy Mercantile Company, at
Blackstock. was knocked down and
killed Wednesday morning by Train
No. 36. one-half mile below Black
stock, while on his way to work. Mr.
Carter regularly travelled the pub
lic road, but probably on account
of the heavy rains of Tuesday.
which rendered travelling heavy, was
using the railroad track. Passen
gers stete that the engineer blew his
Swhistle several times, and endeavor
red to slow down his train when he
Isaw what was going to happen. The
deceased leaves a wife and four chil
-dren. He was formerly a professor
in the State Institution for the deaf.
-dumb and bld. at Cedar Springs.
CROOK ANTS TOO REFORM.
As~ked the Memphis Police to Lock
Himt in Station.
"I act the boss crook of the coun
try and I want to reform." said Jas.
J. Drury. who says he lives in
Sr.ingfeld. Ill., as he walke~d into
the police station at Memphis. Tenn..
iast night and asked to be locked up
nutil he could find work.
Drury says that he has worked
with some of the "bigg-'st yeggs
In the country and has done time
in several prisons.
"But I have! been given the hot
end of it by my pals and want to
quit t.'vo game." He will be h'ld
pending an investigation.*
Must Steal to Live.
Peter Zimmerman. aged 87 years.
was released from the Western pen
lte-ntiary last week after serving 10
ye'ars for hors.- stealing. He declares
he is too old to learn to work and
will hav-> to steal for a living. He
has spent most cf his life behind the
bars in various prisons.
Becoming e'ntangled In the runn
ing gear of an aerial tram, at Can
non. City. Cal.. MerI Kissender. a1
boy, was carried 100~ feet suspendedI
by his thuml. 25 feet in the air.
Gradually th.- thumb was torn from
the hand1 and th- boy fell to the
D~spatches from Bowlin~g Creen.
Ky.. tell of the arrest of a man who
an-swers the description of Joseph
Wendling, wanted for the murder of
Alma Kellner. The police say the
man talked inenberently of having
blood on his hands. H-e had been
employed as a laborer in a Bowling
Grr-en mill only a -. eek.
Jules Robinson. an important wit
ness in tne night rider cases, which
will be brouight to trial at Hopkins
vi1le. Ky.. was assassinated from am-1
bush Friday night on the farm of
G;.or:" Goodman. near Otter Pond.
cook Sue's Peary'.
According to dispatches Dr. Fr-'d
-frick A. Cook, the artre explorer, has
entered suit In the Berlic courts
Ez-Preswmt 1 ed 1Wth TWlat
FRST CASE OF KND
J. A. Blackwelder, Formerly Head
of Bank of Chapin. in Lexington
County, Served With Warrant
Sworn Out by State Bank Exan
iner, for Violating Banking Law.
J. A. Blackwelder. former presi
dent of and prime mover in. the or
ganization of the Bank of Chapli,
located in Lexington County. was ar
rested at his home in Newberry -Mon
day by Deputy Sheriff Miller. upon a
warrant sworn out before Magistrate
Thomas L. Harmon, on Saturday, by
State Bank Examiner Giles L. Wil
son, of Spartanburg. charging Mr.
blackwelder witb violation of a
Wate banking z-ws.
Trhe case is w!thout a parallel in
the history of the State. it being
the first of the kind ever brought to
light, and, therefore. a. few facts
and the law governing the case will
be of general interest to the public.
The affidavit of Mr. Wilson sets
out. in part. that "J. A. Blackwelder,
of Chapin, ,aid county and state,
did on September 15, 1908. and oth
er days prior thereto, violate the
banking laws of this State. Vol. 1.
Code of 1902, Section 1,777. against
the peace and dignity of this State,
aed against the statutes in such
cases made and provided, and that
deponeth. J. S. Wessinger. and J.
F. Honeycutt are material witnesses
to prove the same."
Section 1.777. civil code. under
which the warrant was issued, says:
"No direct or other office of any
such bank shall borrow therefrom,
except on good authority in writing
before two-thirds of the whole board
of directors of such bank, and no di
rector or other officer of any such
bank shall become an endorser or
surety upon any loan or credit made
or extended to any other director or
officer of such Bank:
"Provided. That the total liabili
ties to any such bank or any di
rector. or of any firm of which such
director is a member. or any com
pany or corporation of which such
director is an officer, shall at no time
exceed one-tenth part of the amount
of the capital stock of any such bank
actually paid in."
The bank of Chapin was charter
ed a few years ago, with a capital
of $10,000. J. A. Blackwelder was
its first president. and remained at
its head until a little over a year ago,
when he was succeeded by J. S.
Wessinger. a leading merchant of
It is said that Mr. Blackwelder's
accounit at the bank is overdrawn to
the amount of several hundred dol
lars. the entire sum for which he is
responsible being something like
$4.000. Mr. Wilson stated while
here that .he had been very lenient
with the accused, and had accepted
promises for a long time, but each
time Mr. Blackwelder failed to make
good the amounts due the bank. He
stated that the case will be prosecut
ed to the full limit of the law, and
that no compromise will now be ao
The alleged offense is punishable,
under Section 21g. Criminal Code,
by fine or imprisonment. or both, at
the discretion of the trial Judge.
It will be recalled that Mr. Black
welder came before the public a con
ple a years ago by his alleged con
nection with the supposed finding of
a pot of gold under a house on
Huger street, in the city of Colum
bia. It was rumored that he re
ceived something in the neighbor
hood of $1.000 on this occasion. Po
liceman Fulmner, of the city force,
was also conected with the finding
of the money. it was said at the
While the Bank of Chapin will
lose something like $4.000, it will in
no way be impaired by the loss, as
it .has had a most sucessful business,
MURDERED ON STREET.
Mfan's Companion Turns Upon Him
-At -Chicago Phtiiippo Cabolano.
thirty-two years old, was mysterious
ly murdered while walking along a
street in the Southside. "Little It
ily.'' Monday. He was with two
--omipanions. whon one of them sud
zdenly turned and fired live shots in
to Calalano's body.
'The 'other companion was not
harmed. He is Edgar Acdete, and
told the police he had never seen the
slayer until a few minutes before
the shooting. when the three men
met in a restaurant.
Calalano was a former daloon
keeper, but was put out of business
by the police. who had considerable
trouble with him . He was both hat
ed and feared by his countryman
*'nd it is believed his murder was
the resuilt of a plot.
Fell in a Well.
On Sunday morning the body of
Lige Pontoon, a negro. who worked
on the place of Mr. J. W. Baughman
near Wagener. was found in a well
on his premises. It a supposed that
he fell in the well by accident upon
arriving home Saturday night. The
man was missed by his wif*. who,
after a search, discovered th~e body
at the bottom of the we!. which Is
60 feet deep. His skull was crushed
in by the fall. An inqu'st was held
and a verdict of accidental death
Scalped Girl Will Rectoverr.
Although completely scalped. Myr
~le Voss. 13 years old. daughter of
a rominert citizen. of Monroe. La..
sill probably recover, according to
Lttending physicians. The little
:irl's hair was caught in the fast
urning shaft of a motor boat late
ru-'eday afternoon and hber entire
caip was torn off.
Heata n to) a Pulp.
James Harding. his wife and soa,
ivin;; sixteen rm:ies southw,-st of
tarshaltown. Iowa. were found in
heir home early Tuesday, their