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VOL. XXVII MANNING, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 16. 1912
WHAT TEDDY SAID
A VOICE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
TALK TO SCOTT
IT WANTED MORE. MONEY
A Conversation Relating to Colonel
Roosevelt's Campaign Fund Is Told
to the Senate Committee by Ex
Senator Nathan B. Scott, Republi
can, of West Virginia.
More testimony about the so-call
ed Harriman fund of 1904 and the al
ieged $100,000 Standard Oil contri
bution was developed beoce the com
mittee the other day.
Former Senator Natha:i B. Scott,
of West Virginia, testified that the
lats, Cornelius N. Bliss had told him
of collecting $100,000 from the
Standard and that when be suggested
that Bliss ask the company for more,
Bliss told him President loosevelt
had forbidden contributions from
that source. Scott relatod a conver
sation he had on the telephone with
the "White- House" abo'it the New
York campaign of 1904 Ili which
"the vcice at the White House" told
him "that Mr. Harriman was com
Judge Robert S. Lovett, chairman
of the executive committee of the
Harriman railroads, testified that the
late E. H. Harriman had told of a vis
it to the..White House and said that
President Roosevelt wanted him to
help the national committee raise
$200,000 for the New York state
committee. Former Senator Nathan
B. Scott, of West Virginia, was the
first witness Wednesday.
"When we got low in funds in Oc
tober, 1904," he said, "I asked Mr.
Bliss if he could not go to 26 Broad
way and get some money. '!e :aid
'No,' that he had already secured a
contribution from those p9opie. I
asked him how much they had given
and'he said $100,000."
Mr. Scott said he was in Republi
can national headquarters in New
York in October, 1904, when a tele
phone call came "from the White
House" for Treasurer Bliss o. Chair
man Cortclyou. Neither was present
so he talked on the wire.
Scott did not identify the speaker
- at the White House end of the wire
but referred to him as "the voice
from the White House" and the "re
sponse from the White House."
"'What is this trouble I hear about
Higgins?" Scott said he heard over
the wire. "I hear he may be defeat
- He told the "White House" that
Mr. Higgins was in danger.
"'Can't the state committee sup
ply the necessary funds?"' asked the
Mr. Scott said he told of the diffi
culties in getting money for the cam
paign nd the response from "the
White House" was:
"'I would rather lose the election
in the country than be defeated in
my own state.' "
"I replied: 'There is no danger of
your being defeated,'" said Mr
He added that the voice -at the
White House said: "Mtr. -Harriman is
coming to see me and I'll see If we
can arrange to raise the funds to help
-'Scott said the committee would
"hae to jtudge" with whom he had
"Oh, I might as well answer your
question." he added. "I thought I
-was talking with President Roose
When further -questioned he said
he could not remember whether the
"party at the White House" had said
"Mr. Harriman Is coming here." or
"1' will have Mr. Harriman come
Scott said that when he suggested
that Bliss go to 26 Broadway for
more money. Bliss renlled Presi'!ent
Roosevelt had notified him not to
accept Standard Oil contributions.
"When all the trouble broke out
about the life Insurance con'nanies
and campaign contribnltions." said
Scott. "I went to the ~White House
and suggested to President Roosevelt
when Mr. Perkins was indicted. that
we who, bad benefitted by his contri
butions. suply funds to replace those
he would have to return, anti for the
* use of which he was in trouble. T
said I was willing to return that
amonnt th't had been sent into West
Virginia. but the presiaent said no.
that if the money was to be returned
It should be returned by the party
as a whole."
Scott said he never had been in
formed of a. ?eturn of $100.000 to the
Standard Oil company or any direc
tor of it.
Judge Robert S. Lovett. chairman
of the eveecntiva committee of the
--Harriman system testified:
-"I knew of Mr. Harriman's visit to~
Washingtotn in October. 1904." be
said. "He told me the national enmp
mittee w'e then in a hole andI owed
the state committee $200.00)0. He
said, "The nresidenit wants mae to~
hein thenm ont anti I've got to do it."
"Some r'ays later he came to n-i
offce and rave me some checks and
cash. Mr. Fliss came and rot them.
The sum was $25fl.000. The checks
were brokerage house checks and
were endorsed to Mr. Bliss. T +nld
him to send receints to the contribu
tors if he knew them."
NAUGHTY LITTLE GIRLS.
Ten-Year-Old Tots Charged With (Cig
" Girls not over ten years old, in
some of the society homes in St.
Louis, are smoking cigarettes," said
lMrs. E. B. Ingalls at the state con
vention of the Women's Christian
Temneranc'e union. "Not only here.
but in other parts of the state. I have
found them r'uffing cigarettes," con
tipper the speaker.
Mrs. Ingalls pleaded with the dele
gates to use every effort in helping
enforce th law which prohibits the
sale of cigarettes or cigarette mater
mis to persons less than 18 years old.
Nearly Fifty Were Killed.
A dispatch from Tamuica. Mexico,
says the charred bodies of 22 victim'
of Wednesday nirht's warehouse ex
plosion have been recovered. Five
hWundred kegs of nowder exnloded. Ii
is believed nearly 50 persons were
ilman senvmeral hundred hurt.
DEATH LIST SEVEN
DRUNKEN REBELS OPENED FIRE
Three Men Lost Their Lives at Leon
* and Four Others Were Killed at
Tales of the surrender of the town
of Leon Sunday by Nicaraguan rev
olutionists to American marines and
sailors, under Lieut. Col. Long, and
the loss of three American lives
through the treachery of drunken
rebels, were received at the state de
partment from Minister Weitsell at
The deaths Sunday brought the to
tal of Americans killed by the rebels
to seven, the loss of four at Barranca
Hill, on the road to Leon, having
been previously reported. In his ad
vices to Minister Weitself, Rear Ad
miral Southerland said he expected
peace in the republic within a month.
The chief- revolutionary bands have
been crushed, and their leaders cap
tured and exiled. The men killed at
Leon were: Roy G. Morgan, Los An
geles, Cal.; George O. Buirgess, or
dinary seaman Colorado, Stillwater,
Minn.; Marine Private John Bartels,
Cook county, Ill.
Although three were reported in
jured the name of only one private,
Frank Kittsmiller, could be found in
the records at Washington. Those
reported wounded, whose names do
not appear in the records, were:
Lamper, ordinary Seaman Colorado,
and Dalder trumpeter, marine, Com
"The credit of this successful ter
mination of a most critical condi
tion," said Admiral Southerland in
his report, "is principally due to the
firmness and the good judgment, abil
ity and tact of Lieut. Col. Long dur
ing the month he has had charge of
the situation at that place."
When Col. Long demanded the
surrender of Leon, Dr. Espinosa,
Gen. Irias and 11 other rebel lead
ers from Costa Rica applied for pro
tection and passports to leave the
country. This was agreed to after
the colonel had communicated with
Rear Admiral Southerland at Mana
gua, who secured the approval of
President Dias. Then the surrender
of the town was ahnounced.
Before the Americans could take
possession, however, a handful of
drunken rebels opened fire upon the
Americans, killing the three named.
The marines and bluejackets return
ed the fire and killed about 50 revolu
WHIP THE TURKS IN BATTLE.
Their Position at Detchitch Fafls Be
fore Terrific Bombardment.
A cablegram from Podgoritsa,
Montenegro, says the Montenegrins
have captured Detchitch Mountain.
The Turkish commander and officers
with many soldiers have surrendered.
For the last thirty hours the battle
between the Montenegrin forces, un
der direct command of King Nichol
as, and Turkish troops strongly en
trenched in the hills, has been in
The fight began at eight o'clock on
Wednesday morning, the first shot
being fired by Prince Peter against
the Turkish position on Mount Plan
nitza. Within a few hours the
Turks evacuated that dlsttct.
Strongly fortified positions were
occupied by the Turks, however, on
Detchitch iMountain, which com
mands the road to Scutari and rein
forcements were brought up, which
resulted in a general engagement,
which extended over a line several
King Nicholas remained at his
headquarters at .Podgoritza while the,
Crown Prince directed operations at
the front. The Montenegrins resum
ed the bombardment of Detchitch at
dawn and a heavy cannonading was
kept up until eleven o'clock in the
morning, when the Turkish batteries
on the mountain were silenced.
Meanwhile a great battle was pro
ceeding near the Turkish town of
Tushi. about 15 miles to the south
of Podlgoritza. In the afternoon the
Turkish commander in Detchitch,
with his officers and a majority of his
troops 3urrendered. The Montene
grins captured four guns.
The Mfontenegrin standard was
boisted over the captured position.
There were heavy losses on bot'h
sides. buit the Montenegrin camp gave
itself over to re.Coicings on the first
victory in the war. A division of
Montenegrins commanded by Gen.
Vkotuch crossed the frontier early
Thursday morning, near Berana.
LOVEMAKER 1S rNWfAKBR.
Disclosures at Trial of Hugger Led to
Breaking of Engagements,
W nesses at the trial of Ellwood
Tmes, of Sterling, Ill., charged by
Miss Alice Prescott with attempted
~usault, proved that he bad made
lve to practically every unmarried
oman in the town and had succeed
d in hugging and caressing 12 of
them. He was fined $25.
After the trial. Edward Hans and
William Matzinger, sweethearts of
two of the objects of James' atten
t~ion. organized a posse of other sim
iarly affected young men and drove
ames out of the city. He led his pur
suers for several miles anid managed
to escape. As a result of the disclo
sures at the trial several engage
ments have been canceled.
Former Senator Peffer Dead.
William A. Peffer, elected to the
United States Senate by the first
Populist Legislature of Kansas, died
ot anoplexy at Grenola. Kan., early
Monday aged 81 years. Peffer was
elected to the Senate in 1891 and
served six years.
Badly Shot But Will Live.
At Savnnah, Ga., F. M. Rountree,
an Emanuel county bailiff, is at a
hospital with a bullet hole practical
ly through his entire body, but the
doctors say he will get well. Roun
tree was shot at Stillmore. Emanuel
county, Sunday evening by Bob You
man's a youth.
Farmers Have Fatal Fight.
James Farris, one of the wealth
it farmers of Central Kentucky,
was shot and killed on the street at
Richmand. Ky., Monday. Brecken
ridge Maupin, another wealthy farm
er, was arrested. The killing was a
DARK 13 OUTLOOK
FOR THE REPUBLICANS THROUGH
OUT THE NATION.
SURE RUIN AWAIT THEM
Only Democratic Over Confidence
Can gave the Grand Old Party, and
Events of Recent Days Have Gone
Farther to Foreshadow Rout of
Taft and Roosevelt.
The Washington correspondent of
The State says with less than a
month remaining until the presiden
tial election, it is apparent to any
man who is not deaf, dumb, blind
and paralyzed in addition that Wood
row Wilson will be elected by the
largest popular majority every given
a candidate of the Democratic party.
These things have happened during
the past week to make it absolutely
certain that the Republican ,outfit,
bag and baggage, will leave the White
House at noon March 4; Roosevelt
reached the zenith of his popularity
when he ended his swing around the
campaign contribution committee in
Washington a few days ago; Charles
D Hilles, Taft's man Friday, who
should hereafter be known as
Charles-claim-it-all 'Hilles, has made
a monkey out of his- chief and has
proved himself a poor prophet by de
claring that the regular Republicans
have everything sewed up when any
one of unprejudiced mind knows that
nothing of the kind is true; Senator
.oseph M. Dixon injured the Progres
sive cause by his attitude of hostility
before the campaign committee by
crying for the "other fellow" to be
called; Bryan has done the right
thing by Wilson and again proved to
the country where he now stands,
and lastly "William Bill" Sulzel, by
being nominated for governor of New
York will make the Empire State
solid for Wilson and Marshall. These
are the big political events of the
past ten days, not to say anything of
the countless smaller indications, all
pointing toward a Wilson and Mar
It would have been better, accord
ing to well known political leaders
there, had Roosevelt not appeared
-before the campaign investigating
committee, and his cause would not
have suffered if he had kept Senator
Dixon off the stand. The latter hurt
the Progressive movement more than
anything else that has happened
since Roosevelt threw his hat i '.tne
ring at Chicago and declared that he
would have the presidential nomina
tion if it could be gotten regularly, if
not he would have it anyhow. Dix
or's attitude, when before the com
mittee, convinced not only the com
mittee members abut spectators as
well that there was much that he
knew but would not tell, but alto
gether his demeanor was so overbear
ing that the committee was glad to
let him go and be done with him,
according to what the campaign mon
ey probers say. If anything at all
was accomplished by the Roosevelt
Dixon testimony it was to send Roose
velt and Taft further apart and cem
ent the Democrats.
Where Charles Dewey Hilles gets
the inspiration to feed President Taft
reelection dope is more than the av
erage politician there or anywhere
else is able to understand, During
the last few days the big chief has
been taking extra large quantities of
Dr. Hilles cure-all stuff and the
strange part about it is that the doc
tor is really making Taft believe he
Is going to lIe re-elected.
Even the'very close friends of the
president admit that under present
circumstances he stands third in the
presidential line-up, and they see
with clear vision that while the total
Taft-Roosevelt vote at the election
next month must come from one
source alone--the Republican vote
and that there are two men to solit
It-Wilson, on the other hand, has
the entire solid Democracy bohind
him. Any man who can not see that
proposition must, indeed, be blind,
and all do see it, apparently, but Mr.
raft himself. Hilles is making him
believe he is really to be re-elected.
Thbe truth about the matter Is that
the G. 0. P. Is slated for rout before
the year 1913 has gone'far into his
tory. Ask the real thinking men in
the party whose perspective is clear
and whose vision is keen. They will
tell you that the handwriting on the
wall clearly spells Wilson and Mar
shall and Democratic victory and that
probably only one thing can defeat
that leading to indifference and
apathy in some sections of the coun
With the G. 0. P. split as It never
has been before and dashing itself
to fragments with every incoming
wave, to say nothing of the influence
working for Wilson and Marshall
with all the big and little Democrats
pulling for victory-the demise of
the G. 0. P. is near at hand.
RE-WED AFTER MANY YEARS,
Was Divorced Twenty-Nine Years
and Drifted Apart.
That their last days may be spent
together, Alexander C. Tonecray. 75
years of age, and his divorced wife.
73, have remarried after having been
separated 29 years, Their second
honey-moon will be spent in Califor
na, near Los Angeles, where Toncray
owns an orange grove. The reunion
was brought about by a letter to Ton
cray, then in Chicago, from his
daughter in New York city. The in
formation that his former wife was
ill brought him to St. Louis, Mo., to
her bedside. A reconciliation fol
lowed and they were remarried.
Their first wedding was at Clarks
ville, Mo., in 1859.
Eighteen Sailors Rescued.
Eighteen survivors of the abandon
Sstoamer Banes were picked up Off
the Florida coast Wednesday by the
naval supply ship Aretl';aa. accord
ing to a report received by wireless
-u the Key West naval staition. The
Ranes sailed from Norfolk on Sep.
ember 7 for Manzanillo.
Negro Bite Was Fatal
At Stanford, Ky., Ed Elam. 21.
p. farmer, is dead from the effects
1o rabies, which developed a few
days after he was bitten by a negre
farm hand during a fight two weekE
PARTY NEEDS MONEY
WANTS OF THE DEMOCRACY ARE
Situation Becomes Urgent and the
Finance Committee Makes Appeal
to South Carolina.
To the Democrats of South Carolina:
The chairman of the finance com
mittee for South Carolina for the na
tional Democratic committee receiv
ed the following telegram from Hen
ry .Morgentbau, chairman of the gen
eral finance committee of the Demo
cratic national committee:
"National committee must have
funds this week. Send us for your
State by Saturday or Monday at least
$3,000. Communicate with your
finance committee and other promi
nent Democrats and see, if possible,
that your collections equal this
amount. The situation Is urgent and
we depend upon you."
Owing to the fine contribution of
$1,800 received from Charleston,
through Henry W' Conner of the
South Carolina finance committee, it
is possible to comply with Mr. MIor
genthau's call. But what will be the
condition next week and the week
following when the needs of the na
tional committee will be at least as
great and when there will not be a
Charleston mine to be worked?
That question may be answered
satisfactorily by those counties that
have not begun to give financial sup
port to the Democratic cause. When
the children of a graded school in
Greenwood county has given more to
Democracy than is represented by the
counties with 3.000 Democratic vot
ers; when not one of 21 counties has
contributed as much as $100; when
little Dorchester has given more
than Greenville and Cherokee com
bined and as much as Spartanburg,
it is readily seen that there Is room
for tremendous additions to the fund
without placing a strain upon either
financial capacity or party spirit.
Hundreds of "prominent Demo
crats"' have been communicated with
personally; some have' responded,
many have not. Time is now very
limited, and the situation as describ
ed by Chairman Morgenthau is here
given to the public for such action as
it may inspire.
William E. Gonzales.
Chairman Finance Committee for
Columbia, October 9.
OFFICIAL VOTE BY COUNTIES.
Returns for Governor as Tabulated
by State Committee.
The official returns of the State
Democratic executive committee for
the forty-four counties for the Gu
bernatorial candidates, as tabulated,
shows that there were 140,757 votes
cast. The total vote for Governor
Blease was 72,043; for former Judge
Ira B. Jones, 66,548, and for John
T. Duncan, 2,166. The Governor's
plurality over Jones, the next candi
date, was 5,495, and his majority
was 3,329. The official vote, as tab
ulated, for the two leading candi
dates for Governor follows:
Abbeville.. .. .. .. 1,392 1,339
Aiken.......... 2,190 1,926
Anderson... .. .. ..5,155 2,779
Bamberg..... .. .. . 574 684
Barnwell. .. .. .. ..1,265 1,113
Beaufort.... .. .. .. 187 494.
Berkeley.... .. .. ..655 470
Charleston. .. .. .. 2,713 3,521
Cherokee.. .. ......1,841 1,255
Chester.. .. .. ....1,148 1,148
Chesterfield .. ......1,708 1,299
Clarendon .. .. .. .. 1,279 747
Colleton.. .......1,480 1,086
Darlington. .. .. .. 1,507 1,566
Dorchester.... .. .. 873 781
Dilloni.... .........1,124 1,102
Edgefield.... .. .. .. 638 1,306
Fairfield .. .. .. .... 731 787
Florence. .. .. .. .. 2,0 24 1,912
Greenville.. .. .. .. 4,319 4.61 5
Greenwood. .. .. .. 1,429 1,588
1orry. .. .. .. .. .. 2,172 1.510
Kershaw. .. .. .. .. 1,487 1,026
Lancaster.... .....1,262 1,546
Laurens. .. .. .. .. 2,203 1,773
Lee.. .......... 999 765
Lexington--.'. .. .... 2,308 1.972
Marn. .. .. .. ... 909 1,177
Marlboro.. .. .. ...1,147 1,253
Newberry.. .. .. ...1,64 4 1,438
Oconee. .. ........1991 1,546
Orangeburg .. .. ....1,763 2,552
Pickens. .. .. .. .. 2.259 1,297
..chland. .. .. .. .. 3,011 2,906
Saluda...... .. .. ..1,158 947
Spartanburg .. ......5,642 4,931
Union.... .... ...1,757 1,265
York.. .... .....2,371 1,924
Totals .. .. .. ...72,0 43 66,548
AUGUSTA MOB ATTACKS CAR.
The Mortomnan Fatally Hurt and the
At Augusta Wednesday night, in a
dark spot adjoining the Schuetzen
platz, a small crowd of men ran out
and hoarded a car coming down from
Summerville. When they attempted
to capture the motorman and conduc
to. strikebreakers, one of them fired
on the crowd.
Immediately a dozen or more shots
were fired and the attacking crowd
left the car. One of the injiured men
fell over the back of the car upon the
track. The other one, falling off of
the moving car, made his way into
the hallway of an adjoining resi
dece and fell. The car was stopped
nearly two blocks below the scene of
Both the wounded men, strike
breakers, were picked up by a pass
ing automobile and rushed to the city
hospital. They were unconscious.
Motorman Frank Kelly will die, but
Conductor Allen Brooks will proba
bly recover, it is reported since exam
ination by surgeons. None of the
crowd of strike sympathizers who fir
edi on the two men have been arrest
Wanted to See Circus Parade.
Alph Whitehead, a young North
Georgia farmer boy, attempted tc
cmmit suicide on the street at At.
lanta Monday afternoon because he
had come all the way from home tc
see the circus parade, and then miss
ed it by standing on the wrong street
LIVELY TIMES AHEAD
THERE WILL $E THREE PARTIES
IN THE ELECI'ION.
But the Democrats Are Certain of
Success Before They Ever Go Up
Against Teddy's Forces.
The Columbia correspondent of
the Augusta Chroniale says three
parties will participate in the gen
eral election in South Carolina to be
held on November 5-the success of
the Democratic party always being
assured in this State. The electors
of the Democratic party have already
been named and electors of both the
Republican and Progressive party
will be placed on the ticket. The Re
publican party in this State is made
up almost to a man out of the negro
voters. The Progressives claim that
the new party is a white man's party
and that the negro is not welcome.
At the meeting of the Progressives
several days ago W. P. Beard of Ab
beville was named as permanent sec
retary. Beard is a great friend of
Governor B-lease and is editor of the
News-Scimetar, the official Blease
newspaper in South Carolina. At
least it has been and no announce
ment has been made as to the change
of policy. Beard was also a constable
appointed by the governor to accom
pany him on his campaign during the
summer. The people of the State are
very much interested just now in just
what the relations will be between
Blease and Beard.
Will Beard be a Progressive and
be continued on the pay roll of the
Democratic voters of the State for
practically all taxpayers are Demo
crats. It will also be remembered,
too, thkt just before the executive
committee declared Blease the Dem
ocratic nominee that Beard wrote
some articles, of a semi-official na
ture stating the position of the ad
iinistration. At that time Beard
showed his Bull Moose inclination
because he intimated -that should
Please be declared not the nominee
that he would run any way. and that
a full state ticket from governor
down would be placed in the field.
The Republicans and the Progres
sives will not put out a state ticket.
Republican officers say that district
conventions will be called and that
candidates for congress will be put
out in every district. Where are the
Republican and ' Progressive votes
coming from? According to the re
turns from the Democratic primary
over 140,000 votes were cast. In the
last general election there were 3,
965 Republican votes cast. It is
hardly probable that many Demo
crats will violate their oath and bolt
the party. Then, too, the Democrat
ic vote was abnormal. Will the Re
publicans and the Progressives split
BANK ROBBER CAUGHT.
Police Seize Pair in $320,000 Cana
dian Bank Theft.
A year's chase following the theft
of $320,000 from a branch of the
Montreal bank, in Westminster, B. C.,
has ended in St. Louis in the irrest
of Frank West, one of the leaders of
the gang, and a woman supposed to
be his wife, but who is known to the
public as Jeanett Little. She was
captured in Edwardsville, Ind. The
pair are being held for the Canadian
authorities, though the Chicago po
lice desire them for the assault with
intent to kill Police Leut. Burns.
The arrest of West was brought
about by detectives following a wo
man, who was traced from Chicago
after the Burns assault through In
diana to St. Louis. There she secur
ed quarters In a cheap lodging house.
West joined her there and they left
immediately.. He was arrested while
walking a square behind the woman.
When she was unable to locate her
companion, she fled and was taken in
Following the assault on Lieut.
Burns, the police of Chicago picked
up a book of accounts Indicating that
the gang has spent as much as $2,
000. The book also gives clews to
the identity of the rest of the gang,
including one member who has $140,
000 In Canadian money. It Is known
now that the gang visited Chicago
to exchange Canadian bills and was
giving a per cent. for the exchange.
HER HUSBAND A MULATTO.
Woman Makes a Startling Discovery
Four Years After Marriage.
Mrs. Annie Wilsore of Washing
ton, an applicant to the Juvenile
court for an order requiring her hus
band to support their two children,
declares in her plea that she has just
made the discovery that for four
years she has been married to a ne
The discovery was not made until
the man's mother came to visit them
for the first time and revealed Wil
son's race. He had explained his
color to his wife before their mar
riage by saying he was of Indian de
scent. The marriage occurred in
Boston four years ago. Mrs. Wilson
will apply for a divorce.
.SHOTS FIRETD AT CREW..
Augusta Street Car Attacke-1, but No
A dispatch from Augusta says that
between 8 and 9 o'clock SIonday
night a car on the Ionte Sano belt,
of the city lines, was signalled to
stop on Gwinnett, near 5th street.
When it came to a standstill the trol
ley was snatched from the wire and
the lights put out. Immediately the
motorman and conductor, strike
breakers, jumped from the car and
fifteen or twenty shots were fired at
them as they ran. Investigation by
a special detail of policemen, who
were rushed to the scene in automo
biles, has not developed injure to
anybody, but the car remained on the
line a couple of hours.
Killed in Signal Tower.
William Willcox, telegraph opera.
Itor in a signal tower at Saybrook,
Coln., on the New Haven railroad,
Iwas crushed to death Wednesday
night when a freight train crashed
Iinto the tower, burying him under
INegro Shoots Motorman.
An unknown negro shot the mo
Itorman of a street car in (Mobile, and
mae good his escape.
CHAINS GIRL TO FLOOR ANDMAKE
LOVE TO HER
A WELL DRESSED ROliUE
Raffles in Real Life, Accompanied by ]
Giant Negro, Enters Residence of c
W. E. Gaines, at Spartanburg But w
Steals a Little Whiskey and Leaves y
a Note. tl
The Spartanburg Herald says s
bound and gagged by a desperate but
gentlemanly burglar, who kept her
lying helpless on the floor while he
drank whiskey, smoked cigarettes
ard paid her delicate compliments
such was the remarkable experience
of Miss Lily Gaines, pretty 18-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam E. Gaines, in their home at No.
320 South Liberty street Monday af- d
Returning home from a shopping f
trip about 5:45 o'clock, Mrs. Gaines B
found Miss Lily in the plight describ- E
ed in the sitting room in the front of b
the house. The door and front win- U
dow of the room were locked and en
trance was obtained through a side
window. When the chains with h
which the girl's wrists and ankles u
were bound and the flour sack with t]
which her mouth was stopped had a
been removed, Miss Lily related the f,
story of. her experience-a story s
strange as fiction. t
She told how she was overcome sa
-hile dozing on a couch by a well- c,
dressed and seemingly, cultivated in- tl
truder, a middle-aged white man of fc
striking appearance, accompanied by
riant mulatto, who scemed to stand ti
!n great fear Ci the white man. She I<
told how the white man, leaving the o
'o to guard her, ransacked the' S
mo e, and t?:en, apparently finding h
r.tliing to his ilkingreturned to the c
oon to flatter her with nicely turn- h
ed bonmots on her personal appear- o
,ce: how, after amusing himself in ft
this fashion for perhaps a half hour. h
in the meantime draining a good part a
of a bottle of liquor, this Raffles in
real life ordered the negro to leave
nd departed himself through the
ij:e window five minutes later, and
just about 15 minutes before Mrs.
There was found a note left by the
burglar-almost an apology for dis
turbing the serenity of the house- p
hold. The girl, he said, would be r
found unharmed; his purpose in re- c
gard to her had been fell, but his tl
chivalry had come to the rescue. The p
police were notifned of 'Miss Lily's ad- d
venture anu are making a search for g
the villain, of whom they have ,been
given a minute description by the v
heroine of the affair. s:
Miss Gaines was alone in the house b
when it happened. Her father was s,
at his work in the shop of the Spar- a
tanburg Machinery company. The v
younger children were playing in a
vacant lot. Mrs. Gaines. had gone it
shopping. Miss Lily had intended to b
accompany her mother but decided v
not to go on account of a headache. a
She lay down on the lounge in the a
sitting room, which is in the front e
part of the house on the ground floor,
and read a book until sne Decame
The girl fell asleep. It was about rj
4:30 o'clock, as nearly as sne can
reckon, when she was awakened by
feeling a hand on her mouth. She
looked up Into the face of a man
n unusual face, with a deep scar, as t
c a sabre cut on his face, and pierc- t
ing blue eyes and raven black hair. t
Sbe heard a sweet and refined voice C
tell ger g--tly but firmly not to make b
an outcry, as he did not intend to t
Miss Lily says she struggled fdi'i
ously and struck the man a sharp I
blow in the face, making hIs noset
bleed. But he overcame her and stuff-- E
ed a flour sack into her mouth and n
held it in place by strapping a white u
woman's belt, the property of her -i
mother, around her heard. The burg- C
Tar then fastened her wrists with a
dog chain, securing it with a lock -
and a piece of wire. He bound her
ankles with another chain and laid a
her'on the floor In the middle of the 3
room. The dog chain belonged to s
Miiss Lily's little brothers and was r
found by the burglar In the yard.
The burglar told the negro to sit C
opposite the girl in a rocking chair.
'Don't you move." he said to the
burly black, "unless the girl moves.
I you do, I will shoot you." The
mulatto shivered, according to the ~
girl, as if in a state of terror, but ~
said not a word.
As nearly as she could follow his
movements the burglar crossed the
hall into Mrs. Gaines' bedroom, which
he proceeded to turn tonsy-turvy, ~
pulling the drawers out of the bu
reau and dumping their contents on
the floor. He seemed to be searching ~
for money. but his search was futile. a
as Mrs. Gaines had taken all the
money with her when she went down ~
The burglar then went to the din
ing room, where he found a bottle of 1
whiskey on the sideboard. Mr. Gaines
was given the liquor for medical pur
poses several days ago. The man car
ried the bottle and a glass back Into
the sitting room. With a sweep of
the arm he knocked the bric-a-brac
off a little table and drew It up be- I
side the prostrate figure of the girl.
He leisurely poured out a drink,
lighted a cigarette, and leaned cam
fortably back in a chair.
n his rich musical tones he talked
to the young lady. She was unwil
ling to repeat what he said. His
language was that of a gentleman.
she asserted, but modesty forbade
her to make his remarks public. Suf
fice It to say, she told The Herald,
that he flattered her.
It seemed an hour that he sat
there, offering her soft blandish
ments, she said. The negro sat in
silence, quaking. A livery boy came 1
on the porch and knocked at the
ioor. Getting no answer, he walked
into the hall and laid his bundle
down, then went out again. The mys
terious burglar drank heavily of the
'Miss Lily had an excellent oppor
tunity to study the man's appearance.
He was between 35 and 40 years old.
about five feet, nine inches tall, and
weighed about 175 pounds. He had
blue eyes, jet black hair, and a diag
onal scar about two inches long on~
his right cheek.
She remembered having seen him
ass lngSoth Liberty street and'
AXE MAN SLAYS FOUR
READED MURDERER OF THE
WEST APPEARS IN TTLLIOIS.
[aniacal Brute Swung His Instra
ment of Death While Victims
Four more victims are added to
te list of the maniacal brute
ho for nearly a year has been mak
ig his trail eastward across the
untry by households slaughtered
ith an axe. The bodies of the four
-ere found 16 miles from Quincy,
LI., in the ruins of a house ,that had
een burned. It was thought at first
sat fire had overtaken them in their
eep, but investigation showed the
andiwork of the axe man.
The victims were Mr. and Mrs.
harles Plandschmidt, their 16-year
Id daughter, Blanche, and Miss Em
La Kaempen, 21, a Quincy teacher
ho' had gone to the Pfandschmidt
,untry home for the week end.
Miss Kaempen's body and that of
[iss Pfandschmidt were found un
er a mattress which to some extent
ad protected them against the
ames. A pillow on which Miss
:aempen had been lying was so
baked with blood that it did not
urn, and the back of the young wo
tan's head therefore was well pre
Plainly visible on the top of the
ead was a- deep wound, evidently
Lade with an axe, and the back of
2e Pfandschmidt girl's head, which
so escaped incineration, though the
ce was burned, was eloquent of a
imilar story. The bodies of the
wo older people were burned in
ich a way as to give no hint of the
ause of" their death. Apparently
2e murder was planned with care,
r the telephone wires had been cut.
The killing shows but two varia
ons from the method generally fol
>wed by the axe murderer. In all
ther cases he has done his work on
aturday nights and in no other case
as he resorted to the use of fire to
ver his tracks. In other details,
wever, this has the characteristics
f the slaughters that have gone be
're, as every occupant of every
ouse-he has entered has been killed,
ad all, apparently in their sleep.
CONVICTED BY CAMERA.
ailroad Sleuths Use Photograph to
Enforce Anti-Booze Rules.
Employees of the transporation de
artment of the Lackawanna rail
ad were confounded when it be
ime known that the enforcement of
2e rule prohibiting employees from
atronizing saloons while on or off
uty, is taking the form of photo
Two employees, one a veteran who
'ould have been placed- on the pen
ion list in a few years, were snapped
y a detective while regaling them
elves in a saloon at Elmira, N. Y.,
nd the picture forwarded to the di
ision superintendent at Scranton.
"Is this your picture?" the super
tendent asked the employees, exhi
!ting a small photograph. The men
rere speechless at first but finally
dmitted that they had been caught
rith the goods. They were discharg
d on the spot.
WILL LOSE THEIR EARS
errible Threats Are Made Against
Angry strikers and strike sympa
ilvers along the Geogia railroad be
green Atlanta and Augusta threaten
21 morning that they will seize,and
ut off the ears of the first strike
reakers they can lay hands on; and
dat they will nail their ears on the
oors of the railway coaches as a
arning to other strike-breakers.
'he brutal -picturesqueness of the
treat has aroused no little excite
ient here, and the view Is taken a
tong railroad men that the strikers
tay mean literally to carry it out,
2asmuch as they have already fired
n, stoned and beaten members of
e strike-breaking Crews.
yok Into the house that morning,
nd also recalled having seen him on
ain street last Thursday. He was
mooth-shaven then, however, and
ow wore a false mustache.
He wore a neatly fitting dark blue
r black suit, a turndown collar, a
rhite silk necktie with a green snake
roven into the design, tan shoes and
black derby hat.
The negro, she said, seemed to be
early seven feet tall. He wore over
ls, a wooly gray cap and brand new
atent leather shoes, which squeaked
rhen he walked.
After a while the white man told
be negro to leave, and the latter did
o with alacrity. The burglar then
acked the front window, took the
:ey of the door leading from the sit
ing room to the hall out of the door
ud laid it on the piano, and locked
e door with a key of his own. He
xamined the girl's chains to see that
hey were secure, and then left the
om through the side window,
reaking the glass.
After a while the little children re
urned from their play and sat down
nn the front porch. When Mrs.
raines came home about 5:45 o'clock
he asked her little sonl William
rhere Lily was. He answered that
te did not know. Miss Lily moaned
ci Ion d that they heard her.
When they found the door and the
rent window locked, Frances, the
ittle sister of Miss Lily. went around
o the side window and saw her lying
ii the floor chained. Mrs. Gaines
vas greatly agitated and went to the
lephone and called ti- police and
Frances came Into the room
hrough the side window anu un
oosed the chains. J. M. Crawford. a
hor, was called, and forced the
loor open. On the table, where the
chiskey stood, was the note left by
he burglar. It was written on sta
ionery which Miss Lily had been
tsing earlier in the afternoon. There
vere only a dozen words, more or
ess, and they were in capital le~rs
rhich as are used in print. The note
waas turned over to Policeman Wal
ae W. Littlejohni.
Leper's Wife Given Divorce.
At Tacoma, Wyo., Mrs. John R.
Eaarly was granted a divorce from
Tohn R. Early, the leper now at Dia
mnd Point Hospital. She was giver
the custody of the three children and
$55 of Early's salary of $95 a month
oractng a eepner of another leper.
TEDDY KET MONEY
GIVEN HIM BY THE STANDARD.
OIL COMPANY FOLK
RECEIPT WAS BORNED
Standard Oil President Emphatic in
His Statement Before Senate
Probers and Admits the Anthea
ticity of Letters to Senators and
Congressmen Published by Hearst.
The authenticity of the majority of
the letters recently made public by
William R. Hearst purporting to have
passed between John D. Archbold,
president of the Standard Oil Con
members of the House and Senate,
pany, and members of the House and
Senate, was admitted by Mr. Arch
bold before the Senate committee in
vestigating campaign -activities and
Those letters, of which facsimile
photographs have been published,
were in almost every case identified
by Mr. Archbold, with the state
ment: "I undoubtedly wrote that."
These included letters to and from
Senators Hanna; Foraker, Quay and
Penrose and former Representatives
Sibley of Pennsylvania, and Grosve
nor of Ohio.
The president of -the Standard Oil -
Company, recalled by the committee
after making his showing' in August
that he had given $100,)00 to the
Republican campaign fund of 1904;
admitted Thursday that the receipt
given by Cornelius N. Bliss for the
sum had been destroyed by himself
and H. H. Rogers, now' dead. He
said he had not been able to find
even a book entry of the amount, on -
the books of the Standard Oil Corn
pany. "I repeat that the money was
paid," he said, "and was not.ref.used;
that it was paid by me to Mr. Bliss.
I don't want any man to tell me it
Mr. Archbold's identification of
the 'various letters was followed by
little questioning from the commit
tee. He said the money referred to
in some of them as having been sent
to Senator Foraker, had been for
legal services in the State of Ohio;
that he wrote to Senator M. A.
Hanna to watch legislative tffairs
there, because Mr. Hanna had been
a life-long friend; and that a contri
bution of $1,000 to Senator Quay
had been entirely a political contri
bution, as had the $25,000 contribu
tion to Senator Penrose.
He did not know to whom Ofr.
Sibley had referred in the letter say
ing that a certain Senator had re
quested a'loan of $1,000, and asking
if Mr. Archbold wanted "to make
the investment." He said he did net
send the. $1,000, had no talk witL
Mr. Sibley about it and did not know
to whom the statement related.
Mr. Archbold presented four new
letters that he had found as the re
sult of a search of his files, the only
ones, he said, "that had escaped the -
thieves." One was from President
"It is of little value, but I offer it
as showing the friendly attitude of
Mr. Roosevelt in 1904. at a period
when he has indicated he considered
me under the ban," said Mr. Arch
The letter In full was as follows:
"White House, Aper!! 26, 1904.
"My Dear Mr. Archbold: Lam in
receipt of your- letter of the 25th
and shall carefully take up the name
of your brother-in-law with the hope
that I can promote him. Sineernely
The other letters and telegrams
related to one recently made 'public
by Mr. Hearst, In which Congress
:nan Sibley wrote Mr. Archbold that
President Roosevelt was anxious to
see him and advising him to come to
Washington and take luncheon with
the President. The letters addressed
to Ifr. Sibley expressed Mr. Arch
bold's regret that he could not come
and expressed the hope that he
might later visit the President Mr.
Archbold told the committele that
he did not go to the White House at
that -time, January, 1904.
"Mr. Roosevelt, on the stand be
ifere this committee, put me in the
peculiar attitude of having been
brought to luncheon with him in
190$ at Oyster Bay by Senator
Bourne," said Mr. Archbold.
He said that on a visit to the
White House, President Roosevelt
had spoken of the return of Mr.
archbold's daughter and son-In-law
"'I must have you bring them ov
er,' " the President said, according
to Mr. Archbold, and the latter add
ed that they went on the day ap
pointed to Oyster Bay at the Invita
tion of Col. Roosevelt.
Mr. Archbold declared the letters
made public by Mr. Hearst had been
stolen from the files of his office;
but he declined to name those whom
le suspected of the theft. Hc said
he believed the letters contained
"nothing that is subject to just crit
icism," and that they were "such
letters as a man in a position lIke
ine would write to men in repre
"I zever made a request of any
man that meant the infraction of an
exiting law or the making of any
new law, or the giving of any spe
cial privilege." he said. "Of course,
conditions have changed. The cam
paign publicity laws since made have
changed things, but the other mat
ters in the letters I would repeat to
day. I have no apology to make."
He declared it was "amazing that
men in Mr. Roosevelt's position
would make the assertion that, be
cause of this contribution of money
to Senator Penrose for campaign
purposes, Mr. Penrose should be ex
pelled from the Senate." "It Is a
monstrous thing to say," iMr. Arch
Chums Had Quick Parting.
William Mitchell and Andrew Cal
ery, two. membeFs of an engine com
pany at Trenton, had been chums for
years. Siitchell's only regret was
that they could not have the same
meal hours. But Mitchell had his
breakfast hour unexpectedly changed
a few days ago and hastened home
to tell his wife. There he found her
entertaining bis chum, and divorce
proeedngs are under way.