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VOL. XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER .11 O2 FIRST OF THE SEASON THIN MANTLE OF SNOW COVER. ED THE SUNNY SOUTH. It is the Earliest Fall of snow Ever Known in Some Section of the South. Snow fell Wednesday and Wednes day night on an area of the Southern States extending from the Panhandle of Texas to central ,Virginia and the South felt the effects of a sudden drop in temperature with prospects of colder weather. At Vicksburg the snowfall was the first recorded there in November and at Jackson, Miss., it was the heaviest on record. At Atlanta, the snow began to fall shortly after noon and a storm raged for several hours. At few places did the white mantle remain long, in many cases previous rains being responsible for the snow melting as soon as it touched the earth. Snow, mingled with a drizzling rain, began to fall in Columbia Thursday morning, commencing shortly after midnight and continu ing .for some time. The scattered flakes melted as fast as they fell. Spartanburg was visited by a snow storm Wednesday night. Snow be gan falling at 8:45 o'clock and con tinued to fall for several hours, tho it did not stick, melting as fast as it fell. The first snow ever seen in Macon, Ga., in November, according to weather bureau records. began fall ing at 7 o'clock Wednesday night. In three hours there was more than an inch of snow and it was still snowing hard at 10 p. m. The tem perature Is 34. At Vickaburg, Miss., snow began falling about 10 o'clock Wednesday morning and recorded the first snow fall for November in this section. It melted rapidly. The heaviest fall of snow ever re corded at Jackson, Miss., began at -11 o'clock Wednesday morning and con tinued for three hours. Rain had fal len earlier and the snow soon disap peared. The first snow of the season in Bir mingham. Ala., began falling Wed nesday. The flakes melted almost as quickly as they touched the earth. A light fall is reported from Au gusta, Ga., and that vicinity. Arkan sas was covered on Tuesday night. The snow storm took in all South Carolina, North Carolina and Virgin a. The fall seems to have been light everywhere. TRAGEDY IN TIMMONSVILLE. C. E. Jones Sends Five Bullets into R. F. Williams. A dispatch from Timmonsville to The State says one of the most shock ng tragedies ever enacted in Tim onsville occurred Saturday after noon about 2 o'clock. when C. E. Jones, a saw mill man, of Fountain Inn, S. C., shot and instantly -killed It. F. Williams. of Baldwin, Miss., who has been there several days-rep resenting a laundry machine com pany. Williams was sitting in his place of business in the heart of town read ng, when Jones walked in and, it is said, without any warning began shooting Williams. five shots bein'g fired, all taking effect, one near each ipple and two in the stomach, the ifth in the neer. As Williams tell. ones walked on the streets and gave imself hp. The dead man has a wife and three hildren in Baldwin. Miss., to which place his body was shipped Saturday ight, the Masons of Giis place as sisting in preparing the body for shipment. Jones was taken to-.Flor ence and lodged in jail to await ial. A brother-in-law of Williams stated that the two had had some ittle trouble, but on last Sunday ad jsted their differences and shook bands and agreed to let everything be a thing of the past. * YOUNG WOMAN WANTED. fundreds of Letters Awaiting Miss Radcliffe at Elgin. The postmaster at Elgin, Ill., has over 4.000 letters addressed to Miss . X. Radcliffe and is receiving them at the rate of more than 300 a day. 'he cause of this flood of mail is a lettermade public by Miss Radcliffe in which she says: "If I do not get a.husband .by 1913 I will lose a for tune of $30,000 and a large estate. [ do not care if he is a hod-carrier or a bricklayer so long as he is well mannered and kind." The postmas ter is waiting for Miss Radcliffe to call for her mail. Her names does not appear in the city directory. Thought He Was a Murderer. Remorse occasioned by the belief that ho had killed a mai caused Jesse Boykin to shoot himself dead with a shotgun at his hom4 Dear Wilson. N. C.. Thursday. Boykin quarreled with Jesse Burnett, an ac quaintance, at Simms, a village near Wilson. Saturday night and shot him in the hand. Burnett fell to the foor, exclaiming that he had been killed. of the former. The mention of the word conserva tism led to inquiries and discussion als to what Senator Tillman regarded as conservatism and radicalism, with the result that it became apparent that the semor senator from South Carolina now regards himself as one of the country's conservators, or, in other words, he is one of the cogs in the wheels that keep the country from going to the denil. Buit from that it must not be understood that Senator Tilman th'inks he has undergone any rdical changes in nature or public attitude-far from it. Slenator Till man thin~ks that he is the same to-day as he was-possibly not in mannier or public bearing--in the early days of his senatorial career. He does admit the mellowing and softening influence of age, but he denies absolutely the charge made by some of the newspa pers that he has undergone a com plete muetamorphis and that he is now even a reactionary. I am just as radical now as I ever was." said Senator Tillman doggedly. "I have not changr: it is thle country' that has changed. Some of the very things .preached two'nty yars ago are to-day commonly accepted poli NPAS VISIT TO CHARLESTON DUR INli FLEET WEEK TALKS WITH REPORTER About Matters Generally and the City by the Sea Particularg.-Option of chairmanship of Three Influen. tial Senate Committees.-Thinks Wilson's Silence is Wise. Senator Tillman paid a visit to Charleston last week while the fleet was there. While in the city he and Mrs. Tillman were entertained by 'Mr. Henry P. Williams. Many of the prominent citizens of Charleston call ed on Senator Tillman while he was in the city. He attended the banquet at the Charleston hotel in honor of Admiral Osterhaus and paid a formal call upon Admiral Osterhaus aboard the battleship Utah. In a talk with a reporter of The News and Courier Senator Tillman said: "I have the choice of the chairmanship of one of three com mittees of the senate-three impor tant ones-the appropriations, the naval affairs and the inter-state com merce committees.'' Asked which he would accept, the senator declared that he would wait until he reached Washington upon the convening of Congess, when he could thoroughly look into the matter and decide which committee would be- the best vehicle-with which to serve the coun try and South Carolina in particular. and the duties of which his physical strength could best meet. "I do not want to burden myselt. I do not want to undertake what I cannot do justice to, and for some reasons I am inclined to the naval affairs committee, but-the appropria tions committee carries with it so much' more of influence and pres tige that just now I am rather in clined to it. But of course. remem ber that I retain membership on all three of the commitees, no matter Which I am chairman of. If. after I investigate thesituation, I believe that I can do the work. I will take the appropriations committee: otherwise, I will take the naval affairs commit tee." In answer to the question that in ease he choose the naval affairs com mittee what would be his attitude toward the navy yard at Charles ton Senator Tillman said: "Just what it always has been. I will ask all that is decent and reason able. I have never bean hoggish about anything. and I think that is the- reason I usually got what I ask ed for and sometimes a little more. You know that I have-always wanted the Charleston yard to have its pro rata share of all the appropriations that are made, and for it to be de veloped in line with all the progress that is made, but reember. all I will ask will be within the bounds of de cency and reason." Senator Tillman seemed particular ly-desirous that the erroneous impres sion createdthat he would assure the future of the Charleston yard be cor rected. He wished to be relieved of the Impression that he was assuming ar air of bragging or overconfidence. And at the same time he assured the reporter that he would represent South Carolina's interests and Char teston's as he had always done: that If the policy of the Wilson adminlis tration was to strengthen the navy -and to enlarge the navy yard equip ments, he would most assuredly ask -for all that could be decently asked for-i behalf of the Charleston yard. "As to the developments of the Charleston yard," said Senator Till man, "and for its enlargement, that all depends upon the attitude of the *new secretary of the navy and the *general policy adopted by the Wilson administration. Meyer, you know, was rather inimical toward this yard. I have combatted that attitude, and I think successfully. If the Wilson ad ministration favors a policy of devel oping of the navy and naval equip ment. I will want the Charleston yard te' be developed in proportion to all others, as it is the only Southern yard left, and as it is nearest to Pan Senator Tillman appeared to join heartily in the reporter's patriotic outburst that Charleston was in all reality "the most convenient port to Panama". Again asking to be ab solved from any assumption of brag ging airs, the Senator made assur ance of his friendship to this city and this port--"ijst as I have always been". In regard to the cabinet appoint ments to be made by Woodrow Wil son, who will soon assume the reins of the national government, Senator Tillman thinks that the president elect has been eminently wise in re fraining from any statements pertain ing thereto. "Wilson'is wise in not making the newspapers his spokesmen in the matter of cabinet appointments," said he. "He would be running away ahead of his hounds in shooting off his mouth prematurely. All the time now between the convening of COD gress and his inauguration Wilson will have opnortunity to confer with! the leading Democrats of trio country and to make judicIous selections." "How about the appointment ofi Southern men?" was a question pro pounded. "Wilson ought not to appoint an undue number of Southern men," said the Senator, "but the South has been out in the cold so long. I hope the return of a Southern man to the presidency after sixty years will be! signalized by a return to the ante-bel lum policy inaugurated by the Demo-! crats coming, and unless Southern! men have lost that characteristic of honor and honesty. Wilson cannot make a mistake if he picks Southern men for any office in his gift. for the South Is in favor, as under Jefferson. of having a government run as eco nomictally ~ na si'nle- bit not ao as to impair its efficiency. The South is' entitled to its share of appointments and other good things and has as good men as there are in the nation.'' Replying to a question as to his estimate of President-e' oet Wilson. Senator Tillman said he regarded him as a man of judicial mind and a thoughtful man: that, as to the fu ture, with Wilson as president, he had a great deal of hope and c'onfl d-c- ,amhug pasil a little more ROTH OF CHURCH PROGREESS OF METHODIST IN SOUfH.CAROINA WHAT THEY ARE DOING Rev. H. B. Browns Writes Interest: ingly and Entertainingly in the Anderson Mail of the Meeting of the South Carolina Confere'ice of the Methodist Church, South. The South Carolina annua. confer ence of the -Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is now :n session at Anderson for the third time. 1: is a much larger body than it u as in 1872. or even in 1590, and the Meth odists in South Carolina are niich more numerous than in those earlier years. The following interesting ar ticle from the pen of Kter. K. B. Browne in the Anderson .lain will be read with interest: Forty years ago the conference met here for the first time. The ses sions were held in the old wooden church building that stood on the site of the present elegant structure, Bishop Robert Paine of Mississippi, presided. He was not present the first day of the session and Dr. A. M. Chreitzberg was elected president. The bishop arrived on the second day, December 13, and presided for the re mainder of the session. Dr. Willim C. Pooser was the efficient secretary with O. A. Darby, A. J. Stafford and W. D. Kirkland as his assistants. At the conference of 1872, there were 147 clerical members enrolled, and 32 lay members. Of the 147 clerical members composing that con ference only 18 are still living and in connection with the conference; viz, W. A. Clarke: Wm. C. Power T. J. Clyde. S. A. Weber, R. R. Dagnall; J. B. Traywick, R. L. Duffle, G. L. Har man. J. S. Beasley. Geo. M. Boyd, To land Hodges. D. D. Dantzler. J. K. McCain. J. D. Wilson. R. W. Barber, J. C. Davis, C. D. :Mann, Geo. H. Poos er. Only five or six of these 18 are on the effective list. Of the 32 laymen who represented the eight presiding elders districts at that conference, only three are now living: viz, J. B. Humbert. R. H. Jen nings and Dr. N. F. Kirkland. At this conference there were re ported 36,163 white members, who owned church property valued at $627,499. At the conference in Bennettsville In December, 1911, there were re ported 91,200 members who owned church property valued at $2,494, 370. showing an increase in member ship of 55,037 and an increase in value of church property of $1,896. 870. When the reports are tabulated for 1912 at Anderson the increase will be still greater showing the development for forty years. At the conference of 1872, there were only eight districts (there are now twelve) in the conference and to those were appointed as presiding elders: W. P. Morrow. H. A. C. Walker, Wm. Martin, Win. H. Flem ing. John W. Kelly, Thos. Her bert, Henry M!. hMood and Robert P. Franks. These have all passed away. The methodist conference met for the second time in Anderson Novem ber 2)5, 1890, eighteen yearu after the first conference here. Bishop W. W. Duncan presided and miade a pro found impression both on the confer ence and on the community. His ser mon on Sunday was one of great power. H. F. Chreitzberg was secre tary with Samuel Lander. T. C. Lig on and E. 0. Watson as assistants. This conterence lasted one day long er than usual at annual sessions and so did not adjiourn till Thursday, De-1 cember 2. Of the 215 clerical members then composing the conference only 86 are now members of the body. Within 22 years over one-half have ceased~ their labors on earth. I recall the fact that the reports from the churches that year were ex ceptionally good. I recall another fact that the young, city of Anderson was then forging rapidly to the front as an enterpris ing, progressive, commercial center. There had been organized a Board of' Trade, and the conference passed this, resolution of thankts: 'Resolved, That we heartily ap preciate the thoughtful attention of the Board of Trade and the citizens of Anderson in securing to the mem bers of this conference a drive thro' their growing city and its suburbs." As I recall now. I think that a son of Abraham was one~ of the leaders in that carriage drive. "We will show you all the varied and interesting things In the progressive and hustling city." and they did and hosts and guests quickly formed a mutual an miration society on wheels. At this conference Bishop Duncan was presented with Dossibly the cost liest gavel ever used by a presiding officer in South Carolina. His friends among the clergy and laity raised the money with which to procure this em blem of authority and the bishop treasured the gift ever afterwards. This has been a prosperous year and the reports from the churches Ithroughout the State will show decid Ied progress along all lines of church activity. The following items reported at the -Bennettsville conference a year ago will indicate somewnat the strength and work of Methodism in South Carolina: Church members.. .. .. ...91,200 Church organizations. .. .. ...804 Value of church buildings. $1,981,820 Value of parsonages. .. 512,550 Total churches and par sonages .... .... ...2,494,370 Superannuated preachers. 10,600 The amount contributed for mis sions, home and foreign, follow: Paid for foreign mnissions.$24,255.S Paid for conference mis sons .. .. .. ........2,l3.19 Special for missions-di roetpd................7.753.12 Paid by Sunday schools GROWTH OF A CHURCH.. .... for missions. .. .. .. .. 2,780,SS Paid by Enworth Leaguxes for missions. .. . . . . . 8 Paid for education . . . . I 4.46 4.00 Paid for church extension. 8.S7Lr.00 The~ Su nday schools raised over 80,000 for variou? benevolences and the women raised $30.000 for homxe and foreign missions. Besides the SHOT IN HIS OWN YARD PROMINENT BIUSLNESS MAN SHOT BY A NEIGHBOR. Thought He Was a Thief Trying to Help Steal His Ducks in the Night. Rushed to the Hospital. Mistaking Fred A. Guttenberger, president of Guttenberger's Music company, and a prominent business man of Macon. Ga.. for a burglar. Mallory Beddingfield, manager at Schofield's Iron works, shot him thro' the stomach Wednesday night about 10:30 o'clock. He was immediately rushed to the city hospital, where he now lies in a i critical condition. Attending doctors stated Thursday morning that] chances of recovery were against f him. The Atlanta Journal says: i Mr. and Mrs. Guttenberger had just returned to their Napier avenue home from down town in their auto mobile. 'Mr. Beddingfield, who lives next door, was eating supper at the time of their arrival. His ducks in the bac. yard made < considerable noise as if teing molest- f ed. Mr. Beddingfield seized his pis- I tol and fred four shots at Mr. and t Mrs. Guttenberger. who were in their r back yard on their way into the a house. One of the shots struck Mr. < Guttenberger just below the heart and lodged in the back. Mrs. Guttenberger hastened to a e neighbor's house across the street, a and summoned a physician. Hazel s Sterns, a sixteen-year-old lad, TI'ving f across the street from Guttenberg er's home, was the first to reach the side of the wounded man. With the assistance of neighbors i who quickly gathered, the wounded b man was carried into the house and I later to the hospital. At 2 o'clock I Thursday morning, an operation was t performed and the bullet removed ] from his body. His condition is crit ical with only a fighting chance for c life. t Beddingfield made the following p statement Thursday morning: b -'I was eating supper at 10:30 o' clock last night and heard my ducks making an unusual noise. I seized b my pistol and hurried to the back porch. t '-I saw Mr. and Mrs. Guttenberger t standing in the dark and I took them to be pals of burglars I thought to be in my yard. I fired four times but not ini their direction. "The bullet that struck Mr. Gut- d tenberger must have been deflected, r as I did not shoot in their direction. o It was simply an accident which I re- t gret more than anything in the t world." o WOMAN CONFESSED MURDER. T Of Her Husband After Seeing Murder t Scene in Show. Goaded by her conscience after seeing a moving picture in which the killing of a husband by his wife was I depicted, Mrs. McAfee. a well to ao widow of Macon, Ga., has confessea that she killed her husband in Ire land ten years ago. Two weeks ago t Mrs. McAfee saw the moving picture, the plot of whieh, she thought, cor responded in a measure with the hid den story of her life. From that day, her relatives say, she began to worry and weep. She summoned her rela tives and confessed that she had been responsible for the violent death of C her husband in Ireland in 1902 and that it was preying on her mind. She said she would never know another d moment's peace unless she returnedt to Ireland and suffered for her act. She says that she was yealous of her husband and brought about his death in such a way that it seemed acciden tal. POISONED) BY COCKTAIL. One Imbiber Dead and Another is in a Very Bad Way. At Aubrn, N. Y., a cocktail which two convicts in the State priso;1 pre pared and drank caused the death of one of the men and drove the oth er into convulsions which threate.i E to result fatally. The convicts, Walk- I er King and James F. Curtis, mixed c the fatal drink from a quantity of t wood alcohol and other liquids used 3 in the prison furniture shop. King.i prepared the "cocktail" and to assure E his fellow prisoner he had faith in C the mixture drank the first glass of 1 it. He described it as "fine" and r Curtis drank of it. too. Both of them E were soon in convulsions.d They Can't See in the Dark. I There are some merchants who are doing business, and who are making efforts to accumulate a fortune, butC although they have goods to sell at prices that please they never tell the people about them by advertising. They are content to secure what trade passes their door, but they don't think of going out and making people hunt them up. The old way used to be to get a position on a much traveled street and the public would come to your store, but now, its have the goods and adveftise and the people will find th.- wvay to your place of business. Trying to get bus iness without adertising is like smil ing at the girl in the dark-neither customers nor girls can see in the dark. Love Powders Fail Girl. , Love powders and other magical charms cost Mary Jarrin, of New York city, over SS00, virtually all her savings as a servant, before she realized they were powerless to win back a swain who had deserted her. The love potions were prepared by Jane Grindle, a fortune teller, who is under arrest charged with grand lar ceny. New York Gamblers Quiet. Gambling houses in New York areV closing for lack of patronage. There are no patrons, practically, because the police are spying on those who frecuent the resorts and serving them with John Doe subpoenaes to appear; in court and testify. was sustained and liberal amounts were raised for other benevolent en trprises. IThe Methodists of South Carolina 1 own and control three colleges andf two fitting schools. valued at $751.-. 2;0, with an endowment at $186.900. Sixty-six professors are employed and there are .,047 pupils in attendance MURDER AND ASSAULT 6II)B CHASE3 bHER1F ' WHO TRtIl;S TO SAVE FIEND. Who Shot a Farmer's Wife ani As saulted His Daughter in Their Georgia Home. A dispatch from Cordele. Ga.. says he daughter of a well-known farm r near Rhine, Dodge. county. was ,riminally assaulted by a negro ear y Friday afternoon. The negro made tis escape after the crime but was !aptured. The sheriff of Dodge county is ;peeding in a big touring car down nto Southeast Georgia Friday nigi ith negro, Chesley Williams, and tot in pursuit are several more cars filled with armed men, bent on lynch rg the fiend, who shot the wife of a vel-known planter of Dodge county, tnd criminally assaulted her 18-year >d daughter. All day citizens' posses have been couring the countryside for the ne ;ro, whom both the mother and girl lescribed as their assailant, in an ef crt to lynch him. riday night, sometime after dark he sheriff found him in an outhouse tot far from the scene of the outrage nd immediately, with a posse of five eputies, left for parts unknown. On the presumption that he was ound for McRae or some other point a the Southern railroad, several cars half hour afterwards left in pur uit. The crime was committed a ew miles out of Rhine, some thirty niles from Macon. Friday after Loon, while the mother and daughter sere alone in the house, which is solated, the negro, had been a farm and on the place, entered the house. le was ordered out, but refused to o. He shot and seriously wounded he mother and then assaulted her S-year-old daughter. Shortly after, the outrage the men the house returned and the women old their story. Since that time osses from all over the countryside ave been searching for the negro. egroes Friday night told the sher T where Williams was. and he found im in an outhouse hiding. It is un erstood that before the flight by be sheriff and his prisoner started. he negro, Williams. confessed. * Fiend Was Lynched. Chesley Williams was dragged rom the vaults of the clerk's office t McRae at 2 o'clock Sunday morn ay morning by an angry mob and iddled with bullets. Sheriff Wilcox, f Telfar county, attempted to evade be mob with his prisoner by hiding be. negro in 'he vault of the clerk's ffice in the Court House at McRae. ut his efforts were unsuccessful. he lynching was quiet and the town now perfectly orderly. Neither of 1 be victims are dead, but one is not xpected to live. .TENT OF DAMAGE UNKNOWN. rnposible to Fix Typhoon Casualties in the Phillipines. Owing to the prostration of the elegraph wires no definite estimate yet possible of the number of fa lities or of the property losses caus d by the typhoon which crossed the ;lands of Samar, Leyte and North 'ansy Thursday. Such information as has been re eived indicates that 260 persons -ere killed in Samar and Leyte and 0 in the other territory traversed by he storm. Despite the eno~mous amage in Tacloban, capital of Leyte, be fatalities there were less than a ozen. The government is forwarding re ef supplies to the stricken district. o word has been received from Min anaco except a wireless dispatch rom the transport. Warren which id the storm was unusually severe.* RESCUED THREE PRISONERS. eputy Sheriff Induces M10b to Give Up' Three Men. A portion of the mob which hang-1 d three negroes near Bossier City, .a.. Thursday night secured three ther negroes and were hurrying bemn to the scene of the lynching, rith the intention of inflicting sim lar punishment.,-when they were ov-, rtaken by Deputy Sheriff Brumlow, f Bossier City and induced to re ease their prisoners. Heard, Jim erson and Burke. the three lynch d Thursday night, beat a jail atten ant into insensibility several months go and escaped from the Bossier 'arish prison. The trio rescued by' ~rumlow are said to have kept the ien in hiding and aided them to es ape. T-hey were captured in Bossier :ity by the mob. WILlS cONSULT ALL LEADERS. 'resienlt-Elect's Policy Regarding' His cabinet. President-elect Wilson has deter sined not to take the advice of one nan only but of the leaders of the )emocraic party generally on the uestion af formation of his Cabinet .nd in the selection of men to fill im ortant official positions. His invi ation to William J1. Brya to meet1 tim in conference. at Princeton, it is hought, is only the forerunner of umerous invitations to other party eaders to meet him in a series of~ onsultations in reference to his leg sative program and appointments toI ffice. The leaders of the party cat >e of great service to the President lect, and that is why iie seeks their idvice. Town Practically Destroyed. A typhoon sw.ept Visayas. Phillij' ne Island. November ::3. and carried tway three-fourths of the town o [acloban, the capital of Leyte, ac ording to a dispatch received at the ~sular bureau from the governor eneral of the Phillipines. No de-I ails of the disaster were told in the 'eport and no account was made of he loss of life.* Girls Tunneled from .Jaii. Annie Morris and Bessie Williams. o Texas girls not 20) years old. -harged with highway robbe'ry, tunl 1eled their way from the county .iailj it Fort Worth and escaperi. The pris >ners dug through awall. two feet 'hick making a hole t wo feet in liameter. The drop to the ground vas 18 feet anid they itsed a ro;'e MF WANT TO KEEP THEM REPURLICANS WILL TRY TO HOLD ONTO THE OFfSICES. TAFT SAID TO FAVOR IT Elaborate Republican Scheme for General Shifting of Important Of fices During the Last Days of Pres ident Taft's Term, But Democrats May Retaliate Should It Be At tempted. The Washington correspondent of The News and Courier says evidences multiply that it is the purpose of the Taft administration to make hay in the way of Presidential patronage during the few harvest months that remain to the Republican party be fore the Democrats take charge of the Government next March. The plan is not only to make every possible appointment that may be reached in the regular course, but to create a number of additional oppor tunities by the device of having pres ent office-holders resign, so that their successors may be nominated for long terms, or so that the pre .ge of hav ing held important positions may be listributed as widely as possible among "the faithful". An instance of the last named lar gesse is to -be found In cases like that )f the newly appointed Treasurer of :he United States, Carmi A. Thomp on, of Ohio. Lee McClung of Ten :essee, was practically forced to re ign a few weeks ago because he had :riticised the official temperament of its superior, Secretary MacVeagh, of :he treasury department. This mat er could have been brought to a, 1ead before the election, but the Ad ninistration prudently deferred the usting of 'Mr. McClung until it was :oo late for him to become an active 3u11 Moose, like Mr. Robert Bacon. Now, at considerable cost to tl$ iovernment, (because with every :hange of Treasurers there must be complete special counting of all the money held by Uncle Sam,) Mr. hompson is made Treasurer for the est of the term, which expires March , 1913, in order that ha may go into rivate life as ''Ex-Treasurer of the nited States". This distinction should be worth a fortune to the iwner of it in the way of making bus ness connections, for there are al ays big banks which are ready to >ay well for the advertisement of laving a former National Treasurer n their staff. The process of playing for longer enure of good offices for Republican olders has been under way for some ime, in the opinion of Democratic bservers who know "the political fame'. These watchers have seen L number of resignations wtcn roused the suspicion that they were ;ubmitted primarily for the purpose >f giving the President an opportun tJ to name new men for full terms. Suppose a Presidential postmaster esigns now. The President will ap tint a successor for four years. Of ourse, the incoming Democratic Ad ninistration can remove such an of ice-holder if the President sees fit, >ut this power will not always be a leasant or a desirable one to exer se, and Republican nominees are ;lad to take their chances on being tble to hold on for at least a consid ~rable time after the political bal ince changes. A Republican national committee nan representing a certain Demo :ratic State has recently come to vashington with a complete plan for .he nomination of over a hundred egular Republican postmasters in hat State before the Administration mds. The resignation device will be ~mployed in many of these cases. It s not strange that Democratic poli icians are alarmed and angry when :hey contemplate such prospects, and .bat there are mutterings of sharp etaliation unless the outlook ~hanges. One weapon which the Democrats an use is that of holding up in the enate those Presidential nomina ions which require confirmation. If 'last chance" office-grabbing goes .oo far for their patience, the minor ty in the Senate may come to abso ute loggerheads with the President Lnd block all his closing appoint nents. Another weapon is whole ;le eiection of these swan-song se ections when the Wilson administra :ion begins. Much depends upon the attitude of dr. Wilson himself. That he would Lppreciate being relieved by Mr. Faft of the burden of mak ng Presidential appointments, as benevolently suggested around the ~hite House offices, is by no means robable. The situation is a ticklish ne for bona fide Republican hold vers who would suffer if retaliatory Democratic reaction were provoked by a policy of greed in the remain g Republican months. Thirty Were Made Sick. Mrs. Margaret Fahey, mother of the child which died from ptomaine poisoning, which affected 30 other persons in Pittsburg, Pa.. is out of anger. The majority of the others are reported convalescing. The au thorities are investigating the stores yhere the families affected purchased :heir provisions. Thousands of Turkeys. The "turkey special,'' a train of 4 cars. containing provision for 65. S0 Thanksgiving tables,' reached Jersey City Wednesday from Tennes see and ',ractically all the birds were! sold on the New York market before sundown. The shipment is the larg et single consignment of birds ever made. Brutal Act of Brute. Peter G. Hanson. a farmer of Win nipeg, Man., is under arrest. charged with attempting to murder Maggie! Warn iziki. who was in his employ. It is said Hanson tied the girl to the horns of a cow and the frightened animal ran through the woods, drag ging the girl for a long distance. Train Went Down. Vive men were killed Monday and several hurt, some fatally, when a; logging train went through a 175-I foot trestle at Bear Creek, Oregon. The boiler of the enaine exploded when the locomotive fell. The bodies THREE PEOPLE KILLED AN FORTY INJURED. The Westbound Express on the Pennsylvania Wrecked When the Engine Hits Broken Rail. Three sleeping cars and a day coach detached themselves from a derailed Pennsylvania express at Glen Loch, Pa.. Thursday, plunged down a 20-foot embankment and landed on top or a string of coal cars on a parallel track. The accident took at least the three lives as toll, while 40 or more passengers were hurt. Probably some of these are fa tally injured. The heavy train, known as the Cincinnati Express. was hauled by two locomotives. It is the belief of railroad officials that a broken rail was responsible for the wreck. Passengers in the cars that had remained on the roadbed hurried to help persons caught in the plunge o? the other coaches. The injured were cared for in nearby farm houses un til the arrival of relief trains which were loaded, then hurried back to Westchester or Harrisburg. A remarkable feature of the wreck was that so many of the passengers regained their baggage. Sleeping car occupants said that after the first shock when the cars toppled over and they found no fire or serious damage to the structures of the cars that they were able to grope their way back to berths and dress by the Light of lanterns some of the passen gers hustled into their clothes while standing in vestibules. The accident occurred near Glen lock, 30 miles west of Philadelphia. the Pullmans were steel cars of the latest type. Sixteen of the injured passengers were placed on a special train and removed to the Westchester bospital while trainmen and physi .ians from the surrounding country worked with lanterns in the midst )f a blinding snowstorm in an effort to uncover other survivors who might be buried in the wreckage. 3ther injured persons were taken to eighboring farm houses and some were sent on another train to the est. The bodies of two Pullman conduc :ors were found wedged between two )f the sleeping cars. The train con isted of nine sleepers, one day coach, a. combination baggage and mail car nd the Unitetd States mail car. The eading locomotive left the track, supposedly from a broken rail. The second locomotive, however, remain :d on ,the track. FATAL AUTO SMASH-UP. 'ree Greenville Men Badly Injured! in Auto Collision. An automobile collision in Green rille, on North Main street, late Tues lay afternoon resulted in serious in juries to Dr. W. M. Burnett. Frank Poe, Jr., and Frank Eneoei. The in jured were taken to the City Hospi tal, where it was found Mr. Enebel had broken his left arm and both egs; Dr. Bu'nett's shoulder had seen dislocated with prooably inter- I ial injuries while Mr. Poe was suf 'ering from a broken arm and several >ainful bruises. Messrs. Poe and Enebel, driving a igh powered National racer, were peeding downi the ..North Main 11il, in a practise spin preparatory to h auto hill climb Friday, when at a >jnt oppsosite the high emnbankment verlooking the City Park, the car ,lunged headlor.g ino" the runabout iriven by Dr. Burnett. Both ma hines were completely wrecked, the -unabout being hurled a distance of ~orty or more feet, while the big rac t plunged over an iron railing down iforty-foot embankment into a ra rine. WILL GO OUT WITH TAFT. avannahi Collector to Resign on Fourth of March. Mr. W. R. Leaken, collector of the >ort of Savannah. has announced that m Saturday or before he will for-i nally tender his resignation to Pres dent Taft, effective March 4. His ~ommission does not expire until Au rust 6, but he does not care to serve inder a Democratic ad.ninistration' mud will step out when Taft does. [his probably means that the Savan iah port office will be the first filled n Georgia by President Wilson. [here are already four or five candi ates for the position, which is the nost desirable Federal appointment n Savannah. Stockings Cost Fifty Dollars. Miss Laura Merriam, whose mar tiage to Assistant Secretary of the rreasury, James Curtis took place at Washngton Wednesday wore at the eremony a pair of white silk stock igs given her b- Mr. and Mrs. Jos aph Leiter, for wnich they gaid $50. rhe stockings are of the finest silk weave and are inset with point lace and embroidered in rhinestone and pearls. Flagman Was KilLed. Flagman Wommock. of the Sea board, was killed at Alamo, Ga. He was flagging on an eastbound freight, nd it is stated that. while uncoupling; ears near a seed hiouse. the doors of' the seed house knocked him down and the engine ran over his body. He lived about one hour. Mr. Wom mock had been with the- company for~ some time. Hg miarried one month: Hand on Car Step. When a passenger traiu reached; Lansdale, Pa., a few night agG, train-' men found a human hand on a car step. Investigation showed the front of the engine bespattered with blood. Later the mangled body of David Haule was found along the track. Killed by Stone Bruis'e. At Ann Arbor. Mich.. .\lbert Lind r of Buffalo, a freshman student at the University of Michigan, riied Sun day morning from bloodl poisoning received from a bruise on his heel sustined by stepping on a stone m1 a cross-countr:: run in October.* Sent to an Aasylunm. .oln Schrank who shot Col. Roose velt. was taken to the Northern Hos pital for the insane near Oshkosh, Wis., Monday. Judge Backus having committed him to that institution on Friday after a commission of alien :.sts nelidjded him insane. hAVt UP BUllI GOT A DIVORCE SO AS RE COULD MARRY ANOTHER BE WEDS HIS NEW LOVE The First Wife, Her Former Husband and His New Wife Are the Best of Friends, and Seem to be Real Fond of Each Other, Says tae Story. Complete self-sacrifice and almost ixfconceivable devotion to lifelong - ideals is the keynote of the remark able story which Mrs."Marion Craig Wentworth, the noted dramatic read er, playwright, and socialist, told of her reasons for obtaining a divorce from her husband, Dr. Franklin H... Wentworth, author of the "Woman's Portion," in order that he might be free to marry the woman he loved. When Mrs. Wentworth discovered the love which existed between her husband and (IsS Alice Chapman, whom Dr. Wentworth has now made his wife, she planned to set her hus band free. She went to Reno, Nev., established a residence of one year there and secured a divorce last June on the ground of desertion. On No vember 6 her husband and Miss Chap man were married in Washington. "In order that the slightest hint of scandal or criticism should attach itself to the name of the woman my husband has married," said Mrs. &a rion Craig Wentworth, "I think it only fair that I should make the exact situation known which has, up to this time, not been understood even by our most intimate friends. "I had known Miss Chapman for some years, have always been and still am very, very fond of her. r love her for the very quality which my husband saw and admired in.'her. So when I discovered-and I did not need to be told, for I have always possessed a remarkable Intuition-. that Dr. Wentworth and Alice loved one another I made up my mind that the only fair, the only Christian thing for me to do was to obtain a divorce and set them tree to marry each other. "My husband and I discussed the situation in all its phases, and Alice " herself was present at many of our conferences. She protested at first that the only thing for her to do was to go away from us both forever, but that would have been useless for it would not have been eliminated their love in the slightest degree. "Alice is gentle, kind and loving. There is nothing whatever to be said against her or the step she took in marrying my- husband. "I cannot conceive of a woman fighting to keep a husband when she realizes that his love belongs to an other or of her trying to win back the love that has departed. I have far too great respect and reverence for love and for the feelings of others to do such a thing, and it means far too much to me to do the thing that I feel to be just and right. "I still love and respect my hus band and our intellectual friendship, which has always been one of the keenest joys of my married-life. will not be denied me, even u'nder the ex isting circumstances, for I have seen Dr. Wentworth since my return from the west and shall see him and Alice after their return from their wedding trip. I regard my former husband as one of my very best friends and I know that he feels the same toward me. "Both Dr. Wentworth and Alice now regard me in the light of an eId er sister or guardian angel. People need not be in the least surprised If we are not seen In public together. I have had several letters from Alice since their marriage and T am glad, through and through, that they have fund happiness together." Franklin Harcourt Wentworth, who was born in Chicago In 1866 and is a well known socialist writer, and Miss Marion Jean Craig of St. Paul were married by Samuel M. Jones, the "Golden Rule" mayor of Toledo, on March 31, 1900. 'Both believed marriage to be a purely civil contract. It was the first marriage ceremony performed by Mayor Jones. and he lid it in what he called the "Golder Rule" iashion. The parties were not required to answer any questions, the mayor saying their presence Indicat ed their desire to be married. He reviewed the Biblical story of the cre ation of woman and quoted from the Bible on the subject of marriage. He bade the couple to be diligent In bringing about a better condition of social affairs. He did not deem .it necessary, he said, to tell them to be faithful to each other, as anything he might say would amount to little if. their souls were not congenial. tWman~ Married Ten Times. The world's legitimate matrimonial record is believed to be held by Mfrs. Thelia N. de Beer, aged 78 years. and a resident of Pretoria, Pa. Recently she became a widow for the ninth time and was married to her tenth husbarnd. She was married the first time at 18 and is mother and step mother to 49 children and grand mother to 270. Fnhappy Bride Ends Life. Because her mother threatened to commit suicide if she did not marry one of her own nationality, pretty Elizabeth Nardini, 20 years old, the Aercan born daughter of an Ita Ian fruit dealer at Marion, 0., re nounced her American sweetheart and married her mother's choice. Then she drank carbolic acid and died. Dies From Lodge Initiation. The authorities at Cumberland, Md., are investigating the_ death of Zadock Troxel Offner, 22 years old, which occurred during initiation into the Loyal Order of Moose at Western port. While members of the organi zation are reticent, it is stated death occurred suddenly during "horse play" in the initiation when an elec tric battery was used. Four Burn to Death. Four persons, one woman and three small children, were burned to death and one other woman receiv ed probably fatal injuries in a fire near Newport News, Va., Thursday. which was featured by the heroism of the two mothers in an effort to [sv ther children.