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VOL. XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. MARCH 5.
*FIND THEM TRUE REPORT IS SUBMITTED ON OLD SOLDIERS HOME. CONDEMNS CONDITIONS Legislative Committee Declares Prac tically All Charges Brought Against Management of Confeder ate Infirmary at Columbia Have Been Sustained by the Testimony. The legislative committee appoint ed to investigate the Confederate :n firmary, or home, made its report t Thursday to the general assembly. E The report reviews the testimony taken at several sessions of the comn- b mittee and calls attention ta a num- f ber of changes it thinks should be 1 made in the administration of its af- I fairs. The committee thinks there e is lack of discipline at- the Institu- f tion and condemns the practice o: f 'embers of the commission electing < themselves to sallaried positions, n stating'that this was never the in- c tention of the act. The com'uittee making the report consisted )f :.eua- b tors Hough. Epps and Crouch and a Representatives James, Nelson and a Greer. The report is given below: Your committee, appo'ntel under b a concurrent resolution to investigate I "certain reports concerning the man- t agement of the Confederate Verer- e ano' infirmary," and to report "the r results of its investigation at tiIs e session of the general assembly,' begs leave to submit the following: b Three afternoons were spent in ex 1 amining witnesses. A stenog rapher t was found to be necessary and A. M. ti Deal was employed to take the testi- a mony, which is herewith submitted, lx consisting of about 225 pages of type- w written matter, and the same is made b a part of this report. It Among the witnessss examined were Maj. H. -W. Rie h1sna, C.apt. u ;. P. Cladwell and Dr. Butler. We t likewise took the testimony of a g number of the inmates of the Sol- p jers' home, as well as the testomony e of others. 1 Among the complaints of charges alleged were: b (a) That there was drunkenness d and profanity allowed on the part of t a few of the inmates to the discom- i fort of others. d (b) Partiality in some respects in t the treatment of the inmates. w (c) Lack of proper discipline. r sick. (e) Bad bread furnished, or bread o made from musty meal, for a short j time last summer. (f) That the home, or some of the e rooms, are allowed at times to get in e a very filthy condition. - t Aside from these charges there a were others of a petty nature and m testimony was taken along the lines ti The results reached by your com- e mittee are as follows:o (a) That the charge of drunken- a ness on the part of somu of the in- b mates and unbecoming conduct re- it salting therefrom seems to be gus- a tained iby testimony. It appears that _ the pension money received by many of the Inmates goes for whiskey (see0 testimony of Maj. H. W. Richardson, ~ page 31). It also appears from his - testimony (page 31) that the inmatesC "have no use for it (the pension ~ money) except for what they consi der luxuries," and that the "luxur is"- alluded to are "whiskey and a little tobacco." (b) As to the charge of partiality F the testimony Is conflIcting, but Capt. C J. P. Cladwell, on pages 91. 92, 93, testifies that during last summer he 3 saw what ho regarded as partiality used. 5 (c) The testimony convinces the ~ committee that there is great room for improvement In the matter of dis cipline, as well as in -other matters, Maj. Richardson in his testimony1 (see page 37) says: ."I will admit tat weall have been too laxin dis cipline. I have been." The conclu son forces itself on the committee that If the offices of treasurer and 1 commandant were bestowed upon one man-a man of executive abil- C ity and a strict disciplinarian-Con- I ditions generally would be Improved i and the sraving of several hundred I dollars per annum to the State would be effected. Capt. Caldwell In his t testimony states that the $100 a t month now paid to Maj. Richardson t is "thrown away". (Page 97 of testimony). He also says that Capt. I Starling performed all the duties now supposed to be performed .by himself C and 'Maj. Richardson. The Inference. is that two men are being employed1 to do what one could do, and if, as stated, a man of good executive abil. ity were chosen, matters could be I improved and money saved to the State. At present, judging from the i testimony, there does not seem to be head to the institution--such emrployee Is rt.ther a law unto him self. And in this connection we wish to out the stamp of our disapproval up on the practice of members of the commission electing themselves to or holding salaried positions. We are compelled to believe that this prac tice is not only contrary to the act creating the homne, but Is responsible in some measure for the troubles re ferred to in this report. It is not a good thing for an employer and em ployee to be the same person when he has the right to fix both salary and duty. In short, your committee is of the Blackest Crime in History. Gen. Guiesseppe Garibadli, grand son of the Italian Liberator and "ol ier of fortune, who Is in New York. Is much affected by the death of Ma-. dra. "I consider the killing of Pres ident Madero one of the blackest cries in history," he said. "At pres ent I do not care te say anythlag further." SHE WANTS HEART BALM! EOUNG WOMAN SUES FOR THE LOSS OF HER LOVER. Slames the Telegraph Company, Which Failed to Deliver Telegram in Time, She Claims. At Charlotte Miss Anna DeMoss as entered suit against the Wee ern Telegraph Company alleging hat the negligence of the telegraph ompany in failing to deliver a mes age to her lover, one Joseph Flynn Lpprising him of the fact that she as en route to Charlotte "ready, villing and anxious to enter into the toly bonds of matrimony" as p-e 'ously agreed upon, resulted in the creaking asunder of the aforesaid ies which in turn occasioned great ental anguish to wit $2,000. Extracts from the complaint are 1 erewith reproduced: "That the de endant, Anna DeMoss, further al egs that on or about the 20th of )ecember, 1912, she had agreed and ontracted to become married in law ul wedlock within the course of a t ew days to Joseph Flynn of the city I f Charlotte and had made arrange- - cents with a priest of the said city to t onduct the ceremony. "That on the 24th day of Decem- t er, she went to Burlington with full t rrangements as to the wedding, save 1 s to the date. t "That on the 28th day of Decem er she received letters from Joseph 'lylnn, asking her to leave Burling- I m the next day. The plaintiff wir d in reply that she could not do as quested. This telegram was deliv- i red in proper manner. s "That on the 29th day of Decem- 2 er plaintiff found that she could eve Burlington at 11:17 in the Corning and go to Greensboro. She v ien sent a telegram to Joseph Flynn r pprising him of her intent to arrive 1 t Charlotte that night his telegram e as not delivered until a week later c t, acording to information was e it in the custody of a ticket agent. I "Wherein," the complaint contin s, "the plaintiff contends that the a legraph company was unduly and J rossly negligent in not making 2 roper and reasonable effort to lo ite the said Joseph Flynn and de- t ver said telegram to him in person. c "The plaintiff further alleges that ecause of the negligence of the said efendant in not delivering the said I slegram the said Joseph Flynn be- c eyed that the said plaintiff had no t esire to become married to him as t iey had before agreed and that she anted to withdraw from the mar- C cage contract entered into. That as e result of the aforesaid negligen-e r t the defendant company the said i oseph Flynn quarreled violenty th the plaintiff and .broke off the t agagement and withdrew from tae e )ntract entered into with the plain- a S. That as a result of the defend- I at company's negligence, the ahoy l tentioned break between the plain- t ff and the said Joseph Flynn result- b and the said plaintiff is deprive:1i Sthe com'pany and affection of ti:e I mid Joseph Flynn for life, that sne as endured much mental and phys-t al anguish and Is damaged in the 1 am of $2,000." pinion that too much of the appro-q iation for the old home goes for Iaries. One man of the right kind1 uld, perform all of the duties now ipposed to be performed by Maj.c iohardson and Capt. Caldwell, and he possessed proper executive abil :y. considerable improvement in the management of the home and a large icrease in the products of the farm 1 ould be made. (d) The testimony shows lack of roper nursing for the sick. (e) The testimony shows to our atisfacton the charge that for a hort time some time last year there w bread furnished to the inmates 1 iade out of musty meal. (See page 0, Cadwell's testimony.) This was kewiso testified to by others. It Is ut proper to add, however, that such read was served only for a veryr hort period of time. (f) As to the charge that thec ome Is permitted to get In pretty Ithy condition at times, or portions f It, this js perhaps true. It Is also 1 ikely true that this condition would iprove were the rules of the home 1 roperly enforced. As to the other charges referred 1 o at the outset as "petty in their na ure", we do not wish to refer tot hem specifically, but your committee rould call attention to the testi iony concerning these matters. , Your committee is inclined to the I 'pinion that $35 per month would be :ood pay for the physician to the cld t Lome, since it appears from the tes imony that about all that can be 1 one for the inmates, on account of heir lack of recuperative power, as hown by Dr. Butler's testimony, is o give them cathartics occasionally Lnd "something to ease pain." The practice of dealing out dailyi upplies of whiskey to a certain ele-| nent at the old home, it appears to! our committee, should be discour Hfunting for Old Fiend. News of a criminal assault upo'n ,twelve-year-Old negro girl. alleged :o have been committed by an oid 1egro 70 years of age, on Mr. J .J. Britton's place, about seven mi'es south of Sumter. reached there W' esday. Tom McFadden. a negro wbo ias served several terms on the ga: md ten years in the penitentiary, is, :he negro alleged to have committed :he crime. Rain Causes Great Loss. At Los Angeles, Cal., one life v as Lost and much damage was wrought b~y the rainfall of the last two dns. the greatest in the history of tiL it' region. Street car lines in some s - tion of the city are out of comm is son. and 60,000 school childsxTI. were given another holiday beca 'se COLE SETS filM FREE TURNS OUT MAN 1HO TOLD HIM ABOUT ELLIS CASE BROUliHT HIM LIBERTY F. J. Nichols, White Convict Who Wrote Blease Concerning Alleged Cruel Treatment of a Negro Con vict, Handed a Parole by the Gov ernor While Testifying in the Case. That F. J. Nichols, a one armed white prisoner, wrote the letter to lov. Blease containing the charges >f cruel punishment of the negro, imeon Ellis, because the latter spoke ,o the Governor in spite of the uard's refusal, was brought out be ore the committee on penal and haritable institutions, which is in estigating the charges, at the hear ng Wednesday afternoon. The let er was smuggled out of the prison .hrough a prisoner, but who, it was ot stated, it was written on the let .er head paper of the State Senate. The investigation took place in he hall of the House of Representa ives, Senator Laney presiding. Gov. 3lease was present and read the let er of Nichols to him about the al eged treatment of Ellis and then cave the author. Nichols had been >rought from the Penitentiary and as sitting in the rear of the hall. 'he Governor called him to come orward and when he did Gov. Blease aid: "Nichols, you are a free man," .nd handed him a parole. The committee examined the ne ;ro, Simeon Ellis, whom it is alleged, as unmercifully beaten in a com ittee room as to the nature of his eating. Before the committee in pen session the negro repeated the harges contained in the letter print d Thursday morning, making the ad aission that the "battery treatment" iven him by Dr. Jennings was for .n epileptic fit, to which he was sub ect, and that he had often been iven this treatment. It was stated .by Nichols in his let er to the Governor that the cries f Ellis when he was being given the battery treatment" could be heard 11 over the grounds, and it had been ade to appear that this was a form f punishment, Ellis himself admit ed that it was given him for fits, and hat no burns had resulted. F. J. Nichols, a one-armed white onvict, a native of Michigan, form rly employed by the Southern Rail oad as a telegraph operator, working a Atlanta, Chattanooga and Colum ia, and who was serving a second erm in the penitentiary, having serv d one from Richland for larceny, nd serving a second from Fairfield or housebreaking and larceny, fol owed the negro Ellis when under the reatment of the "battery" in the .ospital and that he had gone to his eli and seen the impressions of the ashe'r on his back. He dil-not tell who smuggled out e letter he wrote the Governor tell-. ng him of the thrashing of the negro nd admitted that he had never seen he "battery treatment" Imposed; Lowever, charging that it was -fre uently given for punishment, accord ag to what other prisoners had told tim. He said that prison officials iad treated him all right, except nce he had been "tanned" in the leather h6use". Nichols said that ie has two children who are now iving in Georgia. The negro Simeon Ellis, testified hat he had been placed in the stocks n the "leather house" and beaten rith a leather strop about two fedt ong all over his back, from head to oot. He said that it was on Sun Lay that he was called from the hapel by Guard Boykin, who had seen in charge of the detail when he was working on the streets Satur Lay and had spoken to the Governor rithout permission; that -Boykin car ied him before Capt. W. H. Sondley, elated the occurrence of his speak rng to the Governor, and the latter rdered him to the "leather house". He said that Messrs. Boykin, Wil on and Grant accompanied him to he "leather house", where he was tripped, placed in the stocks and hen given 75 lashes with a leather trop in the hands of ~Mr. Wilson. -e said that once he was knocked town in the stocks by the licks and hen was whipped from the other He said that on Monday, when he as taken to the shop to be shackled ie fell into a fit and then was taken o the hospital and given the "bat ery treatment". He didn't seem to emember much what happened at he hospital, except that he said sev ral men were sitting on him and ,he electric current was applied. He aid that he yelled and screamed, al ;o that Dr. Jennings, Dr. Dobbinis, fr. Wilslon and two other men were n the party. He admitted that the reatment was given him for fits and 10 burns resulted. The negro charg 'd that he had been whipped many Dr. Dobbins said when Ellis was yrought to the hospital he thought 1e was "faking" about his having a it, but the treatment was given him is a test and was never given as a >nishent. State Feeds Wild Ducks. Thousands of wild ducks, caught by the cold and held prisoners in Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario, are being fed by New York State. Game pro tectors notified the State Conserva tion Commission that the ducks were dying from lack of food and were promptly ordered to buy grain to feed them. Remains of Giant Dinosaur. The remains of a lizard eighty-four feet lon is being excavated on the banks of the Green River in Utah. ft will be sent to the Carnegie 'Mu seum at Plttsburg, Pa. TRAPPER WAS STARVED. HE BECOMES INSANE AND TURNS TO CANNIBAL. Foodless for it l ays, Kills His Sleeping C u. and Eats Part of His Body. Tortured by the furies of an Alas kan winter, subsisting thirty days on skins of dead animals and finally driven insane by an eight-day period of starvation, Henri Le Caire, a French trapper, killed and partially ate the body of Len Lemieux, a guide of the Hudson Bay Company, near Mile 53, B. C. Such was the tale unfolded in a letter received at Cleveland, 0., from a former Cleve land, Frank Richardson, twenty three, of No. 3391 West Twenty-fifth street. In the letter to his father, from a log cabin at Mile 53, Richardson gave a graphic word picture of the suffering undergone by men on the snowy trails when the wind sends flint-like flakes of snow driving into a man's face until he is nearly blind ed. The elder Richardson, who is stage director at the Euclid Avenue opera house, also received a half dozen pictures, one showing the dis membered body of the murdered guide. Richardson Jr., has for a partner in British Columbia Emmett Thorpe, formerly captain of the Lincoln High School foot ball team. Both depart ed in 1912 with an engineering crew, but have since given up that work and are now contracting on their own initiative. In his letter telling of the tragedy, Richardson says the trapper and the guide, Lemieux, departed from Mile 52 on an extended hunt, and as they had but a small supply of provisions they were warned against making the trip. This was in December. A third 2nen-'ser of the trapping party dropped out at the start and the guide, Lemieux, and Le Caire con tinued on their way. A storm overtook them, and when miles away from the nearest settle ment they were compelled to travel with the mercury at 52 degrees be low zero. Finally they stumbled on a deserted cabin about seventy-five miles from the settlement. Here scratched with a knife point on wood, was written the last chapter of a runome tragedy. For eight days Le Caire and Lem ieux tasted no morsel of any kind. While the wind howled and snow banked up against the cabin walls, the men were starving. By day they sat at the bare table, each man fur tively watching his mate. By night they were afraid to sleep, but terror and su'fering closed their eyes and at times both men slept for a few hours. Each man, afraid of the oth, er, awaited a chance to kill. For the killing of one meant food for the other. As the ninth night came on Le Caire watched Lemieux nod and fall asleep. With a bound the trapper was on his guide burying his knife n the sleeping man's heart eight times. . Twer ty-three other knife ounds were also inflicted. Le Caire ate parts of tlie dead man's body and then scratched with his knife on the cabin door the story f Lemieux's death. The carved part f the door now Is In the hands of Ken McKenzie, an engineer from Montreal, but Le Caire has not been found. A picture forwarded to Cleveland by the younger Richardson depicts the finding of the 'body, the wooden box in which It was placed and the burial ground. DISTTlLERIES DESTROYED. Eleven Thousand Gallons of Beer is Seized at Them. The Greenville Piedmont says the seizure of eleven thousand gallons of beer, besides a Quantity of whiskey. and the capture of two alleged "moonshiners" Is the result of a raid1 in Oconee county this week by Dep uty Collector of Internal Revenue E. A. Aiken, of this county,. assisted by Deputies Orr and Reed of Oconee county. Five distilleries were de stroyed, two on Sunday and three on Monday. The stills were of more than ordinary capacity. The men ar rested were Sloan Suttle and Fred Suttle. It is said that sufficient evi-' dence was secured by the officers to case steps for prosecution being taken against three other men. The prisoners were arrested at a still nine miles west of Walhalla, and were spied by the revenue offic ers as they were shouldering - their sacks of meal to their alleged plant. The officers followed the monntain eers and, it is said, arrested them in the plant. I '~ German Aviator Meets Death. At Muelhausen, Germany, a Ger man military aviator, Sergrt. Helters nider, was killed and and his com panion, Lieut, Linke, serioushly in jured Wednesday. Their aeroplane fell while they were flying round the military aerodome. Helfersnider took one of the turns too sharply and the machine toppled over back wards. Defended His Mother. After he'd knocked his mother-In law on a hot stove, and terrorized other members of the family with an army sword, Gilbert M. Lehue, for merly a sergeant in the army, was shot and killed at Louisville, Ky., Monday by Ben Beach, the wom'an's son. Beach was arrested on a charge of murder. Succumbs to His Injuries. . B. Derosier, holder of all the motorcycle records from 35 to 100O miles, died at his home at Spring field, Mfass., Wednesday night. He was 2 years old. Derosier's death was the result of injuries sustain'edj during a racing meet In Los Angeles l at s1ummer. PERIL IN FILM POSING TRAGEDIES THAT MARK MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION. It Is Not Such an Easy Thing as Peo ple Think.-Much Danger Is En countered. Acting in front of the camera for moving picture isn't quite so soft a job as people are apt to imagine. Grave risks have to be taken and more or less serious accidents are common. Sometimes these result fa tally. The other day, for example, a man named Blttner descended in a para chute from the Column of Victory in Berlin with a view to being cine matographed as he was falling, but something went wrong with his ap paratus and the paracbutist was dashed to death. Similarly, a picture player named Dunne was killled on the railway while acting a part. The unfortu ate man was only supposed to be run over by the approaching train. it be ing the Intention to substitute a dum my at the last moment. But the rails were slippery, the driver was unable to pull his engine In time and the actor was mangled to death be neath the wheels. Not long ago an actor plalying the part of a cowboy in Chicago fell and was killed during the rehersal. Miss Alice Hollister, whose face and figure are familiar to frequent ers of picture shows nearly lost her life while rehearsing in Egypt. At tired in the voluminous draperies of an Arab phesant woman, she was seated on a primitive wooden wheel which brought u~p from a deep well water for irrigation purposes. At acertain moment she had to bring the camel which worked the wheel to a halt and descend from her seat. Unfortunately the camel re sumed its walk too soon, the wheel tarted revolving again and- Miss Hollister was jerked into the well, which was more than 100 feet in depth. Luckily her cumbersome garments caught a projecting stone in the side, and, being of athletic 'build, she managed to hang on until she was rescued -by means of a rope in the hands of her dragoman. But it was narrow escape. No one viewing on the screen the superb riding of Alice Joyce, expo ent of "cowgirl" parts in Western drama, would suppose that any horse :ould ever succeed in throwing her. s a matter of fact, however, she has met with several accidents. Miss Gene Gauntler, a moving pic ture company's leading woman, has been exceptionally unlucky. Only re ently she was attacked by Bedouins in the Sahara and had to fight hard to get away. In Florida she was nearly engulfed in a quicksand. In a battle scene she was kicked by a orse and nearly killed. In another war scene there was a premature ex plosion of a caisson that hurleld her high n the air, and the fall made ier unconscious, but it made a great picture. Once when she was to be rescued from a burning house, the company bought an abandoned farin house In the country and set it afire. The fire burned more rapidly than had been provided for . In the rehersal, and Miss Gauntler was unconscious and almost dead when the rescuers chop ped a hole In the roof and pulled her out. They had intended to take her out through a window, but the real thing made a much better picture. A naval lieutenant is another pic ture player who has had many nar row escapes, his latest exploit in this direction being a fall from a high cliff near Brigton, England. Once, too, he was badly wounded In a sword duel with a picture player an tagonist. Of course, the Injury was guite unintentional and accidental. Alfred Brighton, a young Ameri can picture player, lost his life in the Hudson river, a year ago. He bad to leap into the water and res cue a girl who was supposed to be drowning. While swimming toward er he was observed to throw up his arms, sink once or twice, and strug gle franctically on coming to the sur The spectators on the .bank ap plauded, imagining it to be part of the performance, and the operator kept turning the handle of the ma chine, while shouting to the drown ing man, "Keep it up!" Only when be had sunk for the third and last time did anybody suspect that any thing was wrong.--Chicago Tribune. ANOTHER ANTARTIC TRAGEDY. Two More Victims Must be Added to the Long List. Another was added to the list of the Anartic tragedies by the news received at Sydney, N. S. W., Wed nesday, of the death of two members of the expedition commanded by Dr. Douglas Mawson. The party left Tas mania in 1911 with a large body of scientific men to explore the regions around the Southern Magnetic Pole. The dead are: Lieut. D. E. Ninnis, a British officer. who Is an expert, and who was In charge of the sur veying and sledging, and Dr. Merz, of Switzerland, a prominent scientist sportsman. According to a wireless from Mawson, the principal objects of the expedition were attained, Un fortunately Mawson and six of his companions after they had been pick ed up by the steamer Aurora un dertook another expedition but we~re unable to rejoin the ship which was compelled to leave them and they had' to spend another year in the Antar Hundreds of Chinese Killed. Hundreds of inhabitants of the province of Fu Kien, China, have been killed during the past week or so while offering armed resistance to the government troops engaged in estryin poppy-plants. ANTI FUTURE BILL DR. SENATOR E. D. S1ITH PLEADS CAUSE OF FARMER Says DEMAND EQUAL CHANCE Ti The South Carolinian Stirs Up Hor- offici Fred nets' Nest by Pressing for Action ery < by c on the Measure to Place the Cot- the I ton Buyers and Sellers on Same vice, meet Level. Prin Senator Smith of South Carolina Al stirred, up a hornets' nest in the surg senate Wednesday morning when be stea endeavored to get action upon his fro bill to regulate contracts !or the fu- o ture delivery of cotton. Afte: ad- over dressing the senate for more .han teste an bour on the subject, Senator fore Smith moved to have the committee fice on the judiciary discharged from fur- vice. ther consideration of the house meas- cu ure and his bill substituted therefor, Fin the bills being of similar purport. hope This brought Sen. Clark Wyoming, cure chairman of the committee on judic- decle iary, to his feet with vigorous oppo- secr( sition, to the motion, claiming that .kno the committee had not had an oppor- by w tunity to give the ,bill proper consid- by i eration. It Senator Clarke of Arkansas came a tu to the support of Senator Smith, urg- cili ing that some action be taken upon jecte a measure so important to the South worl and to the country at large. Senator and Hoke Smith and Senator Gronna, a I ha Republican, also joined in the de- patie mand for a vote on the motion. This ~I was oposed by Senator Percy of Mis- ed I sissippi, who said that while Senator ber ] Smith had not overstated the im- reme portance of the proposed legislation, ( he was opposed to the measure on hope constitutional grounds. deat] Senators Lodge and Warren ob- but 1 jected to immediate consideration on thre the ground that the cotton exchange time people were entitled to a hearing be- said fore action was taken. This objec- moni tion was met by Senators Smith of ing i Georgia and Gronna of North Da- ~I kota, both members of the commit- my d tee on agriculture, who stated that over the New York and New Orleans cot- man ton exchange interests had been giv- to tu en a full hearing before their com- ernu mittee. At this point Senator War- Dr ren still further pressed his objec- been tion by reference to the pending ap- lay i propriation bills and the ,brief time patie in which they ha'e to be considered. ted t It was agreed to allow the matter tial c to go over until Thursday for final ed th disposition. of ti Senator Smith spoke for more than 64 an hour, elaborately discussing in "All detail every phase of the cotton sit- to en uation from the time the ground is to th broken for the seed until the white, fleecy staple is carried to the gin, then on to the mill, where it comes out in cloth. There was no feature Start which he left untouched. In part he said: "We are reckon ng with a force to-day that the law f heredity and habit and the conse- At uent inertia make us slow to reai- a w ize. We are living In an age unpar- on 0 alleled by any other age; not that who uman nature has changed, and I am thei glad that It has not, 'but the means legec f expressing the desires and hopes ry ~ and- ambitions of each heart .are more the I perfect than ever. The facilities for W transportation and communication after and education are so perfect that fess* the man in the woods who has been ecom the victim of the shrewd and the $50 heartless becomes like- the man who pro walks the streets of the city and of th with better training and with faith- sin ful work, with honest mother and whic father, he has had ground into his as ~ bones the intri~nsic iprinciples of ing onesty and integrity. F demands Butt no more, he will accept im less, and rectl, the government has yet to reckon W with that class of our people who es- rasha tablished it. cont: "The bill that I propose, reduced ed t( to its simple terms, means -that a old buyer and seller shall have the same also chance; that what a seller proposes arre to sell shall be specifically and def- cide Initely named, both as to quality and cessc price, and that he shall deliver that. and shall deliver It at the price agreed upon and the grade agreed Be upon; that the setting aside of fair aday competition shall cease and that so come far as interstate commerce is con- dowr erned, and in so far as congress can says regulate that commerce, the law of dred supply and demand shall obtain, was "It is an easy matter, it seems, to coun dismiss this question and leave the $15 farmer to take care of himself. It went seems to be the sentiment of some price that he is doing very well; that he thos ougt tc be satisfied with what he. has and thank -God that it is no worse. One reason that this senti- Ti ment is prevalent is -because the far- in tb mer has not yet realized that one rea- 'Majo son that he is in the condition that he ing i Is, is that the legislators of this coun- man try have been really Indifferent to his the welfare. by tI "It is an easy matter for a man in two easy circumstances to take an~ opti mistic view of things in general- and Re-A of the individual or people who are Th in a bad fix particularly, but we are Aust! going to have this legislation. abou "In conclusion, I desire to say that the T the senator from Massachusetts (Mr. ingit Lodge) the other day stated a thing Hous that struck me as being so forcible day. that I recognized its truthfulness at once. He said that the poet by vir- F tue of his high genius and his intui- At tion, saw deeper into the heart of wife, things than another, and in verse he by was very often able to express it nighi more clearly and tersely and power- and fully than another. I came across daug this verse subsequent to that and it_. was so appropriate that I shall quote mier. it. We sit here in better circum- indif: stances and do not feel the cry of 'in th poverty and the humility of its at tendant evils. We are optimistic In "The general, and we are forgetful of ourj more unfortunate fellows. These were the lines that illustrate the atti- The tu,,o t+hone who can help the far RIVES WITH REMEDY FRIEDMAN AND HIS TUBER CULOSIS CURE. He is Not :fercenary, But ishes to Help the Whole World ith Invention. .e United States government took al recognitioi of the claim of Dr. erick Friedmann to the discov >f a cure for tuberculosis when, rder of the surgeon general of inited States marine hospital zer Dr. Milton Porter was sent ;o the doctor on the steamer Kr on sessin Cecelia. the request of the government eon, Dr. Friedmann, after half tour's conference on board the ner on the trip up to '.:w York quarantine, consented to turn a quantity of his bacilli to- be d by the government and to de strate the efficacy of his cure be physicians of the hospital ser Friedmann, who comes to this try at the invitation of Chas. E. iy, a New York banker, who s the physician will be able to his son-in-law of the disease, Lred that his remedy was not a t and that he purposed to make in "to all the world" the method hich it was created and the man n twhich it was administered. consisted of bacilli taken from rtle into which tubercular bae from a human being had been in d, he explained.. "I have been :ing upon the cure for four years in the last two and a half years re treated from 2,500 to 3,000 ants," he asserted. [ow many I have absolutely cur can not estimate, but their num ias run'into the hundreds. The dy cures all forms of tuberculo xcept such cases as are quite less-that is, on the point of 1. The process is a slow one, he effects are to be seen two or weeks after inoculation. 'he when an absolute cure can be to be effected is a matter of hs. The method of administer s 50 per cent. of the cure. want all mankind -to benefit by iscovery. I have already turned some of my bacilli to. the Ger government, and I am very glad rn it over to the American gov ent." Friedmann denied that he had offered -$1,000,000 by Mr. Fin f he would cure 95 out of 100 nts in this country. He admit hat he was to receive a substan ompensation in the event he cur e banker's son-in-law, Ray Paris is city. am not mercenary," he said. I care about is sufficient reward able me to demonstrate my cure e world." ORDERED HIS MURDER. ling Story of the Death of a Walking Delegate. New York Abraham Steinberg, lking delegate, was murdered rders of buttonhole contrv tors feared his labors would Injure business, according to the al confession Wednesday of Har 7agner, the man charged with illing. agner, who was arrested shortly the raurder on January 7, con d t the police, they say, tlirat he aitted the crime for a reward of mder a threat that he would ,be cuted for forgery. The object e contractors was to prevent the ng of a contract by Steinberg . would have eliminated them Iddlemen and caused the cloth nanufacturers and the National mhole Makers' union to deal di F with each other. gner, the police say, named Ab m Flalkoff as the buttonhole actor whose name he had forg >checks. Fialkoff, his 18-year laughter and Louis Weinstein, a buttonhole contractor, were ted, the men charged with homi and the girl with being an ac ry after the fact. W~hen Whiskey Was Costly. st old-whiskey at any price now Is as cheap as dirt when you to think how it used to be in the Corncracker country, the New York Press. One hun and thirty years ago a decree passed in the court at Jefferson by making the price of whiskey a half pint. By the gallon it for $240, the lowest bargain .And a dollar was a dollar in old days in Kentucky. How Our Men Voted. e South Carolina's delegation e House Wednesday stood with rity Leader Underwood in vot or the amendment of Congress Tribble, of Georgia, reducing aumber of battleships provided4 te naval appropriation? bill from to one. ssembled A fter 10-Day Vacation. e Texas Senate re-assembled at .n Monday after a vacation of ten days taken on account of revalence of cerebro spinal men is among the members. The e will not meet until next Mon mily of Seven Killed by Gas. Marion, 0., Patrick Moran, his and five children were overcome *as at their home Wednesday :The neighbors found Mora~n wife and one son dead and two hters also are expected to die. The attitude of those who are ~erent to him is aptly expressed ese lines: toad beneath the harrow knows exactly where the toothpoint goes; butterfly upon the road preaches cntntment to the tad.I" SIP1 BY STORM GREAT DAMAiE DONE Bl IT IN THREE STATES FOUR KNOWN TO BE DEAD Alabama, Georgia and Florida Feel - Effects of Cyclone Accompanied by Torrential Downpour-Twelve Fe male Prisoners Injured in Collapse of Building on Georgia Convict Farm. Four persons are known to have perished, several to have been injur ed and property valued at several hundred thousand dollars to have been damaged by- a severe wind and rain storm which swept Alabama, Georgia and Florida Thursday. The only known fatalities occurred at Omaha, Ga, where three negroes were killed when a building in which they were working collapsed during the height of the storm, and in Cren shaw County, Alabama, where Rufus Summerlin, was killed in a building collapse. . At Milledgeville, Ga., many build ings were demolished. Twelve fe male prisoners were injured when, the State structure at that place col lapsed. Forty children in the Hope-) well school, near Willledgeville, had a miraculous escape when the build ing was blown down. Only one child was injured. Three children were seriously in jured when the Bridges School, near Cordele, Ga., was blown down. There were more than 30 in the school house when the accident oc curred.. Many buildings were blown down and large damage sustained in Cen tral Alabama. The heaviest losses are reported to be in the city of Greenville and Crenshaw and Butler Counties. The property damage in Flordia, according to late reports, was not serious. A 65-mile gale swept the section of the State in the neighbor hood of Jacksonville. No loss of life was reported in that vicinity. Mayor Maples, of Omaha, Ga., is sued an appeal last night for finan cial aid to the poor and homeless, saying the destruction of property is very heavy and many persons aye hoeless. CHARGE HIM WITH MURDER. Baggagemaster WhQ Killed the' Con ductor is Held. At the end of its third meeting Tuesday the coroner's jury which heard the evidence in regard to the shooting of Walter L. McNeill, con ductor on a Seaboard train, near Swansea last Friday, returned a ver dict to the effect that the railroad man came to his death by a gunshot wound at the hands of A. V. Lee, the baggagemaster on the train. The ase against Mr. Lee will be tried in :he Lexington county court of general sessions next June. The coroner's jury delayed its ver dict to hear the testimony of C. F. Hutto, the express messenger on the Seaboard train and the only eye-wit ness of the shooting, which, Mr. Lee claims, was accidental. Tuesday Mr. iutto appeared before the -jury. He said he was checking up his express, when IMr. Lee entered the car. A !ew moments later Conductor Mc >eill came In. "The first thing that attracted my ttention was a pIgol Lee was waving in the air," said Mr. Hutto. "McNeill was in front of him with his hand on his shouldei-. Lee appeared to be mad and used an oath which I thought was addresed to McNeill. I tried to get the pistol from Lee and e threatened to shoot me." Mr. Hutto testified that when the frst ~shot was fired he noticed tnat the istol was pointed toward the oor of the car. -The second shot came a few seconds, later. He also said that while he and Lee were sup porting .McNeill and wiping the blood .way, Lee declared that he had hiurt; the best friend he had. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE KILLED. ragedy Caused by Premature Explo sion of Powder. At Gigon, Spain, upwards of 200 people were killed or wounded by he ill-timed explosion of a charge of 7,000 pounds of black powder which had been laid Wednesday by govern ment engineers with the object of razing an enormous block of rock. An immense concourse of towns people had gathered to witness the demolition of the hill separating igon from the coaling harbor of Musel, a mile and a half distant. The object of the operation was to cut a roadway and thus avoid the present long detour. At the hour fixed the fuse was lighted and the explosion occurred. But instead of the rock being blasted, hundreds of tons of clay and small stones were hurled like artillery pro ectiles among the assembled specta tors. Whole families were moved down. Many of the engineers and. municipal officials were killed. I I. Enter Damage Suit. The Dorchester Eagle says: "Jos eph Murray, Esg., and his wife have entered suit, through their attorney, ol. R. Lon Weeks, against the South cn 'Bell Telephone Co., for damages in the result of alleged misconduct n the part of one of the operators during a conversation between Mr. Murray and Mrs. Murray before they were married, the conversation being between St. George and Columbia." It is said a man at Branchcille broke in on the conversation, and refused oe sist when requested.