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VOL. XXVII Miz TNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, ARIL 28. 191N
A HUMAN MONSTER
IA LY TELLSIN CURT Of A
STIRY OF MANY CRES
Jrenings, Better Known as Young
Kid Carter, Made Horrible on- 'b
fession Following His Conviction
at Boston Thursday for Killing A
Bartender in a Bar Room Brawl e:
"I kmed Mldred Donovan. That
wa only one of many murders that
I committe. That is all I have to
say. What do you think of that?"
* ThIs confession was uttered from
the docket in the superior criminal
coirt Thursday at Boston by Will
lam B. Jennings, known in the prize
ring as "Young Kid Carter," just af- C
ter lie had been found guilty of kill
ng .LH. MacPherson, a bartend- a
er, on New Year's Day, and had been
sentenced to imprisonment for life.
In boasting -t the succe;- which
he had experienced in eva-ling pun
1shment for his deeds, the orisoner el
"It was as late as 1910. that I
beat the cops at their own game in
Jackson, Mich. My pal, Bert Smith,
wasfound guilty' of murder In the N
second cegree, but I got out of it. h
Leaye.it.to me. I was mixed up in
lots.of .other murders, but they were
In the Western, part of the country,
where they have no electric chair
and I can safely-say that no-man wasG
hanged for any of the crimes I com
"I place theiblame for all my trou- Ic
bles with the police. When I was
a little kid they locked me up with- C
out ny easo;putme in a cell and I
beat .-ei. They did It many times. tc
If I liad been used all right when I y
was young, I would be all right to- B
of -Mrs Mildred Donovan, of Re- el
yere; who met her -death New Year's 8,
eve, Jennings said he invited her for se
a walk and'near a cemetery stran- R
gled-her. - Her body was found the se
"I killedhei- because I was afraid
she would squeal about some of my
crimes?' Jennings declared.
MacPherson was shot by Jennings
during a barroom brawl. This hap
pened on New Year's afternoon. Mac
Phereon said just before he died that
he knew of no reason for the shoot- 7
tg. 'Jennings himself gave no rea- tt
hon for the killing merely saying: d
."juist hia murder In? my heart." 2
The prisoner's declaration in the fc
ourt room was -not until sentence c
had been pronounced. Just as the pq
jude wAs about to order court dis
missed, 'Jennings rose In the dock 01
and poeded. calmly with his con- h,
' In the detention room later, JTen- ix
ings tilked to reporters.
. - killed.Mildred. Donovan," he F
sad. . .I confess this to save inno- pl
cetparties. She died easy. 1 a:
-hoked her for eIghteen minutes. a:
pressing both my thumbs into her tl
mouth. Mildred died at exactly 7:5-5
o'clock. I knew that because the a
bells In the towni clock on the square h
struck 8 o'clock flve minutes after n
she stopped .squirming. After her tl
death I was getting ready to make g
my getaway. .See this raincoat? I h
bought It the next'morning for a dis- o
guise. See this blood, here, and ti
here? I had this coat on when 1 t:
shot MacPherson. That Is MacPher- F
on's .blood. I was just about ready o
to get out of town when I shot him. re
But there was murder in my heart." p
Jennings said he was resigned to b
laI fate. "I am willing to take any- g
'thing, they give me; even the chair. g
I don't fear the chair. I have play- p
ed my cards .in luck until today.
Now I player the last one: I never
-did a day's work in my life."
District Attorney Higgins, of Mid- f,
-dieses County, in whose jurisdiction 11
the Donovan murder occurred, said a
"Jennings' confession is not news
to us. Thejinquest into the death of f
Ms. Donovan showed that Jennings e
was responsible for her end. We j
>have been waiting for a statement t
'DUyIGHAM WITHDRA-W s
No Longer Applicant for Spartan- C
burg Post Office.
A Spartanburg dispatch says the ~
ollowing telegram was sent to Agent
Leman, In Spartanbuirg, by Repre
sentative Joseph T. Johnson:
"W. R. Dillingham, on his arrival
NeSunday called on me and volun
Wtarily withdrew from the race for
rpostmaster at Spartanbuirg, and re
leased me from any and every obliga
~tion on account of my previous prom
"He said he would not accept the
offie under circumstances that would
em'Irass me or anybody else. This
was done even before he visited Sen
ntr Tillman's office and read the
acarges. He claims the charges are
not only false, but that they are ma
licious. He is indignant and Is wait
ing for his accusers to meet him at
Tilan's office to, tell anything they
now to substantiate their charges.
"Joseph T. Johnson."
Neither Senator Tillman nor Rep
resentative Johnson would say what
was the specific nature of the charges
SSends Conscience Money.
Stricken by conscience, a sorrow
g citizen, who presumably had vio
Ated the Internal revenue law, sent
990 to the treasury department
through a Los Angeles, Cal., clergy
man. who said it had been placed ix
his hands by a visitor from the East.
The check was turned into the "con
IGNORES THE PRIMAY
LMSE RESES TO BEY VOTI
OF THE PEOPLE.
eclines to Comminsion the Man the
People Nominated for Auditor o1
A letter from Georgetown to The
ews and Courier says there are
me heartburnings in that county
ecause of the fact that Governos
lease has failed to commission some
r the men, who. in the primary last
.ugust, won the election and were
eclared the nominees by the county
tecutive committee, but the incum
Dnts 'of the offices at the time are
11 holding over. in the absence of
ie appointment of their successors.
Mr. T. S. McConnell opposed Mr.
A. Hemingway for county treasur
The face of the returns gave Mr.
:emmingway 796 votes as against
74 for -Mr. McConnell. Mt. Mc
nnell entered a protest, alleging
aud at one of the country boxes,
id after a heated contest the execu
Ye committee threw out the box in
2estion, giving the contestant, Mr.
cConnell, a majority, and declared
Lm the successful candidate. His
>mmission has not yet been receiv
Mr. W. J. Bruorton ran against
Dunty Auditor H. C. Tallavest, and
the primary defeated him by a
te of 799 to 761. There was no
ontest. in this case. Mr. Bruorton
is been patiently awaiting the re
dpt of his commission in order that
might enter upon the duties of
e office. Long patience bringing no
ward, he addressed an inquiry to
ov. Blease asking him the direct
estion as to when he might expect
Le appointment, to which the fol
wing was th ereply:
State of South Carolina, Executive
tamber, Columbia, S. C., April 1st,
)13. Mr. W. J. Bruorton, George
wn, S. C.-Dear sir: In reply to
r letter of March 31, Governor
[ease directs me to say that, ac
irding to his information, the pres
t auditor at Georgetown is making
very good officer, and the Governor
es no reason to make a change.
epectfully, Jno. K. Aull, private
CALHOUN'S COURT HOUSE.
lans for Laying the Co- er Stone
Are Under Way.
The St. Matthews correspondent of
ie News and Courier says: 'Born tc
Le tune of roaring campaign thun
)r, with "paper pellets of the brain"
ring thick and fast-and nurtured
,r the first three years of its infan
upon a hard regimen of stormy
>tics and Court House wrangling
-Calhoun County is now rounding
it its fifth year, in the bloom of
sath, the joy of peace, a splendid
t of officers and her public build
gs in sight.
The excavations for the, Court
ouse are about completed, great
les of bricks, cement and mortar
o' In evidence, and big preparations
e already on foot for the laying~ of
te corner-stone at an' early date.
The Masonic fraternity, the vener
ble mother of the secret world, that
as officiated at the baptism of se
tany young institutions and bidden
iem God-speed on their future of
ood and usefullness to mankind,
as been asked to officiate, and some
Sher highest dignitaries will lend
ieir aid to the great event. Besides,
ie other local orders, Knights of
ythias, Woodmen of the World and
ter trades and professions will be
presented and sound notes of
raise and good will. Committees
ave been appointed who are now en
aged arranging an attractive pro.
ramme and a large crowd is ex
ected for the auspicious occasion.
The female organizations, always
i the forefront of every worthl
ause, are also hard at work on thei
satures for a later day. The Wil
m Thompson Charter, D. A. R.
rill insert a marble tablet whici
rarriop of Calhoun County whc
,ught for the independence of thi!
ountry in the Revolutionary War
as the rolls and records of tha
ie are, unfortunately, so scarci
nd incomplete, as they Dear upo!
lie private soldiers, it will be impos
Ibe to make a complete showing.
The St. IMatthews Chapter, U: D
.will perform a similar service fo0
he civil war Veterans, and the Ohs
hapter, U. D. C., will install a hand
ome drinking fcuntain.
WANTS THEM FIRED.
eeorgia Delegation Thinks Republi
cans Shiuld Go.
Washington dispatch to the At
anta Journal says the Georgia dole
ation adopted unanimously Wed
sesday a resolution favoring the im
nediate removal of all Republica:
>ffice holders in Georgia and the at
oointment of loyal Democrats. Th
essolution was proposed by Congress
nan Bartlet, dean of the delegatior
md he was directed to appoint
:ommittee to wait upon the Pres:
lent and express to him the desire
>f the delegation. Judge Bartle1
will name the twelve Georgia cor
iressmien as members of the cont
nittee and they will visit the Whit
Rouse at the first opportunity to pre
sent their case to Mr. Wilson.
Show Woman Fatally Shot.
t Huntsville. Ala., Mrs. Cora I
Smith, an attaehee of an amuseme!
company, was fatally shot Weflee
day night by the accidental discharl
of a target rifle in the shooting ga
lery. The bullet was fired in the ca
,'5' c'rown~ and she fell fainting. TI
bullet having entered her right sid
penetrated a vital organ. Her hott
s in Cnnnati.
THE MEXIAN LAI
REVOLUTIONISTS SAY HUERTA
MARCH ON MEXICO CITY
Many Will Join Gov. Venustiano Car.
ranta, Who Has Been Proclaimed
Provisional President by Various
Revolutionary Factions Now in
Arms Against Huerta Government.
Military and political leaders from
all parts of the Mexican republic are
arriving in New Orleans daily, most
of them en route to Coahuila to join
Gov. Venustiano aarranza, who has
been proclaimed provisional presi
dent by various revolutionary fac
tions now in arms against the Huerta
Col. Silvino M. Garcia, command
ante of the rurale forces of the State
of Zacatecas, who arrived Wednes
day, declared that Carranza would be
eeated as president of the republic by
"On to Mexico City, is the war cry
of an army of 25,000 men which is
now being organized to march
against the capital," he said. "Gen.
Huerta cannot possibly muster one
fourth that number of loyal troopi,
which is proven by the fact that thou
sands of the soldiers dispatched from
Mexico City against the constitution
alists of the north have declined to
fight and many of them have de
serted and joined the ranks of the
Col. Garcia declared that Carran
za within a month would be able to
mobilize an army of 70,000 men, two
thirds of whom would remain on gar
rison duty throughout the republic,
while 25,000 picked men would en
gage in the campaign against the
He said Qiexicans are aroused as
never before as a result of recent
barbarities and the effort to estab
lish a military government "more
brutal than was ever dreamed of by
any of Huerta's predecessars". The
federal troops who are still loyal to
Huerta, he said, are raiding and
burning ranches ad even murdering
pacific residents. At Sierra da Mate
huapit, in the state of Zacetecas, he
said, federal troops burned all the
building on several ranches because
the ruraler inder him, who revolted.
were permitted to quench their thirst
t these places.
Col. Garcia said the state of Zace
tecas is controlled by the revolution
'sts under the leadership of Col.
Serapio Aguirre, member of the
Mexican national congress from the
ee..tral district of Coahuila, also ar
rived en route to Montclova, Coahui
la, to join Gov. Carranza. He declar
ed that the constitutionaliste had
given their ultimatum to the Huerta
government, which was:
1. The Immediate resignation of
Huerta and his sabinet.
"2. The departure from the re
public forthwith of Gen. Huerta, Gen.
Felix Diaz, Gen. Mondragon and Gen.
"This revolution will continue,"
he declared. "until the last evidence
of this effort to re-establish military
government in Mexico has been wip
ped out and civil government and po
litical justice has been again en
He denied emphatically that any
branch of the revolutionists is in
favor of secession, but were fighting
for restoration of the government to
HANDLE LIVE STOCK.
The Southern Provides Improved
Facilities To Do So.
A dispatch from Spencer. N. C..
says to provide improved facilities
for properly handling the growing
movement of live stock to Eastern
and Virginia markets from the
Southeastern states, the Southern
railway is now completing a modern
plant for resting and feeding stock
on property adjoining the Spencex
fThe plant consists of 33 pens. 20
ofwhich are covered. All pens and
alleys are paved with one foot of cin
ders and are located on a gentlt
slope, providing natural drainage
Each pen is provided with watex
trough and feed rack, and the entire
plant is electrically lighted. NinE
pens are set apart for cattle from
the quarantined area and are separa
ted from the others by a solid boarc
wall ten feet high. As all cattle arE
unloaded at Spencer for feed and rest
this convenient plant will prove ar
important facility for stock growers.
-The construction of this plant is ir
-line with the,Southern Railway corn
-pany's policy of making every pos
sible effort to rid the live stock In
1dustry along it... lines, In accordanc,
-with which it has provided speci:a
train service for live stock fron
-points where suffcient business is of
fered and through its Live Stock De
partent is endeavoring to Interes
-farmers, to disseminate helpful In
sformation, and to contribute In ever:
tproper manner to the upbullding o
Victim of Peculiar Accident.
John Dunning, a mail clerk on th<
Long Island Railroad. was lassoet
and whiped out of the door of hi:
ar Tuesday by a wire trailing fron
a apassing freight train. He was say
- ed from death by the breaking of th'
w- ire. His leg was broken and h'
eas badly laceraterl.
Gives to a Good Cause.
0no. R. Cleveland gave $4,000;
. ew days ago to the Textile Industis
nstitute, over which Rev. D. E
Ca-1a preides. in Spartanburg.
NOTED CASE RECAUM
NEAL M. HAYES SEEKS DIVORC
FROM IS WIFE.
Couple Formerly Acquitted at Whit<
vile, N. C., of the Murder of Rol
ert Floyd Some Years Ago.
A dispatch from Wilmington, 1
C., says Neal M. Hayes, formerly c
Columbus County, but for som
months a resident of Wilmington, ha
instituted in Superior Court there fo
divorce from his wife, Rosa D. Haye.
The complaint has not yet been filed
but the notice by publication sets ou
Biblical grounds for the divorce.
Two or three years ago Hayes an
his wife gained considerable notorie
ty, following the killing by Mi
Hayes of Mr. Robert Floyd, of Horr:
County, South Carolina. She claime
that she slew Floyd in defence of he
honor. She fired several shots int,
his body after he fell mortall:
wounded from the first bullet.
The people of Columbus were no
satisfied with her explanation of th
shooting with the result that the cor
oner conducted a rigid investigation
The woman was arrested on th,
charge of murder and her husban
and her fifteen-year-old brother wer,
arrested and charged with complicit
In the killing.
The boy was discharged withou
his case going to the jury. Haye
and his wife were tried at the sami
time and a verdict of not guilty as t
both were returned. The trial at
tracted nation-wide interest and i
number of newspapers and new
agencies had representatives a
Whteville to "cover" the trial.
The couple came to Wilmingtoi
soon after their acquittal and Haye
secured a position as barber, whic
trade he had followed for some years
They lived there several months an
then moved away. It Is reported tha
while Hayes was down with an at
tack of sickness Mrs. Hayes left hin
with the care of the two children.
The children are said to be in ai
orphanage in South Carolina. Tho
present whereabouts of Mrs. Hayes i:
unknown. After leaving Columbi,
she is said to have returned to Wil
mington for a short time, and thei
to have gone to Philadelphia, when
she may be living now. Hayds I
now living in Wilmington.
ERHARDT TO BAMBERG.
The Railroad Connecting Them i
Being Pushed On.
The Bamberg correspondent of Th
Augusta Herald says upon the com
pletion of the new line from Ehr
hardt to Bamberg there will be open
ed up a hitherto inaccessible track o
fertile farm land, the development o
which has long been the ambition o
the people of this community.
For a number'of years the peopli
of Bamberg has desired better meth
od of communication with this see
tion of the country than has existe<
heretofore. The move took definiti
shape with the securing of a legisla
tve charter for* the building ,of
road which was to be called the Bamn
berg, Ehrhardt and Walterboro Rail
A considerable sum of money wa
raised by the people of the commun
ity, and work was commenced by th
Ajax Construction Co., who are thems
selves heavily Interested, financially
The offcers of this company are: Mi
W. C. Wolfe of Orangeburg, presi
dent; 'Mr. Jones A. Williams, of Bamn
berg, vice-president; Mr. E. C. Hay!
Bambeg, secretary and treasurer.
Up to the present time work ha
progressed steadily. All necessar
grading has .been done between Bamn
berg and Ehrhardt, a distance c
fourteen miles, crossties are all i
place and little remains to be don
but to lay the rails. A trestle ove
Lemon creek has been in place somn
time, and one over the Salkehatchi
river swamp is nearing completior
It is expected that trains will bei
operation by the fall of this year.
WILL SERVE OUT TIE.
Not Disposed to Remove District A1
The Washington correspondentC
The State says Senator Tillma:
Judge Ira B. Jones, Charles I
Jones and State Senator 'B.. E. NicI
olson of Edgefield Wednesday calle
at the department of justice and sa
Attorney General McReynolsis in bi
half of the candidacy of William
Thurmond of Edgefield for the pos
tion of district attorney for Soul
Carolina to succeed Ernest Cochral
After leaving the department
was stated that there appears t'o be
disposition on the part of the atto
ney general to take no Immediate a
tion in the matter, which would see:
to indicate that nothing will be dot
towards appointing a Democrati
succeed Mr. Cochran until his ter:
ends February 1, 1914, although on
last week Mr. McReynolds seem
disposed to consider the question
the near future.
As a matter of fact, there are
many appointments coming undt
the attorney general's jurisdictic
that it would hardly be fair to expe
him to take action, on even a larn
part of them now. The probabili
is, therefore, that at least for se
eral months nothing will be done
the South Carolina case.
SxMiners Cut Off.
Six men were entombed for
our Monday night in Mine No. 2.
the Western Coal and Mining CoT
pany, at Denning, Ark., when exi
were cut off by an explosion of dyn
mite which set the mine afire. Fi
of the men reached the surface tir
he shaft and suffered only slighti
I uries. The sixth man was fou:
llter by a rescue party. He is bad
SCHOOLS GET MONEY
E LARGE AMOUNT SENT OUT BY SU
Many Rural Schools Are Helped by
- the Fund Which Was Borrowed by
i. J. E. Swearingen, State superin
if tendent of education, Monday paid
e out $31,645 State aid of 126 high
s schools in 41 counties. Warrants
r were mailed to -the several county
i. treasurers and notives addressed to
1, the county superintendents of educa
t tion and each board of district trus
3 Sixty-three rural graded schools in
17 counties received $13,900.94. All
of these schools are located in rural
r districts, or in incorporated places
i with less than 300 population. A dis
r trict levying a four-mills tax, em
a ploying two teachers and running its
y schools six monts receives $200
State aid. A district levying four
t mill tax exploying three teachers
e and running the school seven months
Fifty-eight such schools received
a aid last November, and hence were
j not entitled to additional assistance
3 this spring. The rural graded school
law has, therefore, benefited 121
communities during the current
t scholastic year. Any school entitled
to share in Its benefits may renew its
application as soon as the require
ments of the law are met after the
opening of the session this fall, dur
ing the next scholastic year, 1913
t State aid was also granted to 56
districts in 19 counties under the
term extension act for weak schools.
The amount paid these 56 schools
In each instance the district shar
ing in high school aid and term ex
tension aid levies a local tax of two
mills and receives from the State as
much as this tax raises up to $100
term extension aid. A considerable
number of claims are yet to be filed
from many counties.
The library aid will be paid out
within the next ten iays.
The rural graded school applica
tions, term extension applications,
and library requisitions were paid out
of the $30,000 recently borrowed for
school purposes. The balance of this
loan will be exhausted within the
next few weeks.
HOW EDITORS GET RICH. <
Told by a New York County Editor
Who Knows How.
It was an editor of Poughkepsie,
N. .Y., solemnly reciting the unlimit
ed resuorces for accumulating wealth
accorded him as a member of the
fourth estate, who wrote as follows:
"A fellow out West wants us to
run a lot of advertising for him for
nothing, and if it brings results he
may become a subscriber.
"A gun firm wants us to run $19
worth of advertising and then send It
$10 In exchange for a shotgun. Such
a gun would retail at about $6. ]
"For running $17 worth of locals
we can get a $1 magazine, telling us
how to do dressmaking at home.
"'By -running $50 worth of adver
tising and sending $25 to an Atlantic
City firm we will be given a deed to
a lot. When the tide is in the lot
stands six~ feet under water.
"A real estate firm will give us a
deed to a lot 22x60 for $40. We
wrote a fellow who knew of the lots1
offered; he replied that they had no
cash value, but a trading value of1
s"We can have almost any New
York daily paper sent us free. The
subscription rate is only $4, 'but all
we have to do is run $36 worth of
"For $40 worth of advertising and
e $25 cash we can own a bicycle. The
wheels sells at just $12.
"About a dozen firms are anxious
Sto give us shares in gold mines for
"A nursery firm will send us a 25c
rosebush for only five dollars worth
"For running a six-inch advertise
-ment for one year we get a gross of
3ANY CHANGES TO -BE 3: DE.
).In the Post Office Carriers of the'
dCity of Atlanta.
'The statement that Atlanta's post
Soffice will do away with most of the
-negro mail carriers under the Demo
1cratic administration will mean more
h of a change than people outside of
1- Atlanta can readily imagine. There
it are now several hundred negro mail
a carriers In the city. It is they who
r- distribute the mall in practically all
of the down-town office buildings,
31 and on many of the residence routes.
ee This movement is not in any sense,
o however, a drawing of the color line.
SThe carriers will lose their positions.
yy it is understood, not because they are
dnegroes. but because they are Repub
nlican and Republican appointees.
oForest Fires Raging.
rA dispatch from Deadwood, S. D.,
says the forest fire ragiing in Custer
etcounty is said to be the worst in the
ehistory of the Black hills. The fire is
to miles: long and one mile wide.
Two troops of cavalry from Fort
Meade have gone to tne scene to as
sist in fighting the fire. The town
of uffalo Gap is said to be in dan
ofTwo Saved and Two Lost.
- Wesley 'Manning and Samuel Roth
ts gab, both aged eighteen years, were
a- drowned Wednesday in the swollen
re Shenandoah River, at Shenandoah
u' City, W. Va., when the boat in which
n-- ther were out fishing capsized. Two
id men who were in the .boat were res
ly cued by catching on to a grapevine.
which ha been thrown out to them.
MOVED FOR GAUS1
CHIEF Of HEATIHER BUREA
MOORE IS OUSTED
REASON NOT YET KNOW
But the Facts to Date, It is SalR
Justifies the President in Summm
ily Dismissing Him For His Actio:
in Seeking the Office of Secretar
:Prof. Willis L. Moore, chief of th
weather bureau since 1895, and a:
ippointee of the Cleveland adminis
'ration, Wednesday was summaril:
removed from office by Presiden
Wilson. His resignation recent1:
2ad been accepted to take effect Jul:
1, but after an investigation of hi
leged efforts to become Secretar:
f Agriculture in the present Cab]
iet grave charges of irregularit:
were preferred and the Presiden
Vednesday withdrew his acceptanc
)f the reignation, dismissing Pro
doore. Later he referred the subjec
:o the department of justice for in
Secretary Houston, of the agricul
ural department, conferred with tab
?resident before the removal of Mr
doore was announced. The Secre
ary then Issued the following state
nent: "Immediately after the res
gnation of Prof. Moore, of th
weather bureau, was submitted to th<
?resident and accepted by him
harges were filed with the Secretar
)f Agriculture by responsible mei
ithin the service. These charge
were of such a grave nature that thi
ecretary of Agriculture called upoi
he department of justice for an in
"The investigation Is still unde:
ray, but the fact so far secured an
aid before the President Thursda:
were sufficient to warrant him in de
lining to withdraw his acceptance o
Prof. Moore's resignation and re
nove him summarily, which has beel
one today. The President ha
LIso directed the Secretary of Agri
ulture to suspend Mr. Charles T
3urns, an employee of the weathe:
ureau, pending a further investiga
ion of his case, -take such discip
inary measures as he may deex
Lecessary with such other employee
>f the weather bureau as may bi
ound to have been unduly active 1i
ising the public service for privat<
id personal ends."
The President's letter to Secretar
louston directing Mr. Moore's re
noval was not made public. Unoffl
ially it was said at the White Housi
hat the campaign to make Mr
doore Secretary of Agriculture hai
seen extensive; that members o
,ongress in various parts of thi
ountry had been canvassed, and tha
letter-writing campaign had beei
onducted among weather burea
Prof. 'Moore has been a target fo
Lttack in Congress. Representativ
'owler, of Illinois, introduced a res
lution a few days ago, calling 0o
he Secretary of Agriculture to ad
rse Congress regarding the appro
riations for official traveling ex
enses for the weather bureau, wha
mount of the lump of salaries in thb
weather bureau was expended fc
romotions of weather bureau em
loyees during last January and Feb
ruary and the comparative figures fo
:he preceding four years.
The resolution asked for informs
ion as to what journeys were per
ormed by Charles T. Burns, unde
aficial orders and under what it
tructions between July 1, 1912. ani
Februay 28 last, and also called fc
:ata regarding circulars and othe
matter printed at Government e:
pense and "used by the chief of th
weather bureau in his campaign fo
ecretary of Agriculture during th~
last fiscal year"
The House committee on expend!
tures in the agricultural departmei
had planned last year an exhaustiv
investigation into the weather bt
reau, but was prevailed from makin
it on account of the Wiley inquira
the Florida Everglades case and otl
er special matters. Representativ
Moss, of Indiana, and Democrati
members of the committee, take u
special charges filed against Pro
Moore by James Berry, a former en
loye of the weather bureau, whic
related to misuse of the continger
fund. The committee, Mr. Moss sait
never found enough in these charge
to press them for further inquiry.]
is proposed, however, to conduct
thorough investigation of the burea
as soon as the committee is orga:
ized, which probably will not be ui
til the regular session next winter.
HOOKED LARGE EAGLE.
Kills King of Birds With His Bo.
Paddle While Hooked.
E. Perry Hiers of Rosemary tow1
ship, Barnwell county, tells of an i:
teresting and exciting experience th.
he had while our fishing Wednesda:
He was out in a boat looking afte
some "set lines" and while In the al
of taking a fish oft' a line a larn
eagle made a swoop at the temptin
morsel with the result that the hoc
caught i the wing. Before the kili
of birds could get free himself, M1
Hiers killed him with the boat pi
dle. The eagle measured five fee
nine inches from tip to tip. One
the taloons of the high bird wi
brought to Barnwell and is nowC
exhibition at the office of the Bari
Closes Bank at St. Stephens.
The State ban~k examiner was:
St. Stepens Saturday and examnint
ne State Bank of St. Stephens. at
he closed the institution. Rumor h:
itthat the bank is about $1.2(
sbort. The depositors are anxious
awatigm e velopments.
MOORE GIVES HIS S1
CLADIS THAT THE OLD GANG:
U AFTER HIS HIDE
That Attempted to Disgrace and R
move Dr. Harvey W. Wiley Fro
Prof. Moore issued a stateme:
I Wednesday night declaring that l
same influences that attempted
"disgrace and remove Dr. Harvey I
n Wiley were responsible" for his r
moval and branding as "infamoas
I false" any intimation that he h2
coerced employees of the weath,
bureau in supporting him for the se
e retaryship, or thatpublic money hi
a been expended in his candidacy. H
& statement follows:
F "I am in receipt of a letter fro:
t the President saying that an Invest
F I gation of my conduct of the busine
F of the weather bureau discloses su<
s irregitlarities on my part that the i
| terests of the public service demax
- my immediate removal.
Y "In reply, I will say that It is tl
t same old influences that attempted I
8 disgrace and remove Dr. Harvey V
Wiley, without letting him see tl
t charges against him or confront h
- accusers that is now driving me fro:
the public service.
| "As an aspirant for the secretar
e ship of agriculture I announced thi
I would, if appointed, revoke ti
benzoate of soda decision, abolish ti
Remsen board or any other extra 1
dicial body in the department that
a thought had been designed for ti
e purpose of minimizing the effectiv<
ness of the pure food and meat ii
F spection laws rather than aiding I
I their efficient enforcement, and
5 would restrain the activities of ti
a solicitor's office -to reasonable pr
1 rogatives and reorganize the depar
"I was not selected, and, of coursi
r have no complaint on that grouni
I But Secretary Houston, almost immi
F diately upon entering the office, di
- manded that I forward to the Pres
f dent my resignation without ev
- having set foot In the office of tl
I weather bureau, without honorin
s my request to see such charges 9
- might have been-filed against me c
permit me to face my accusers or I
r be present in person or by proxy an
- examine the witnesses whom he sun
- moned against me. Literally, thir
I degree methods were applied to m
8 friends in the weatlaer bureau und(
such penalties that they did not dai
to speak to me and then a repo]
e made to the President that had fc
ts object the driving me into dii
7 grace from a service where I had ha
- in honorable career for over a thir
- of a century.
e "I do not believe that ie grel
- commercial, agricultural, marine, e<
I ucational and labor organizatior
f that have known me for nearly twei
ty years as the chief of the weath
t bureau and who largely endorsed =x
I for a Cabinet place, will be satisfie
that I have done anything dishono:
able until the light of publicity is m4
and Secretary Houston's Russia:
e Siberian methods given way1
American fair play.
2 "I brand as infamously false ti
- intimation that any man In tU
- weather bureau has been coerce
- Into supporting me for the Secretart
t ship, any man promoted for servix
e me or a dollar of public money S:
pended In my candidacy. I worki
- for the place and spent my own moi
- ey, and so did many of my friend
r Is this a crime under the new dispel
sation of things?
-"I shall gladly welcome any inve
-tigation to which the press Is admi
r ted; and why limit the Inquiry in1
the weather bureau? It has alwa:
had a cleain bill of health from eve:
r investigating committee that ha
r looke~d into its affairs, which
-something which cannot be said
e several bureaus in the department1
r which Secretary Houston's methot
e have not applied.".
..E. J. Watson and Charles E. Ell
g Come Near Clash.
t- The business men's meeting
e Richmond, Va., Wed~nesday, discus
ic ed farm questions, speakers chargil
p that the economic disabilities
f. Southern agriculture are due to u
1- scIentific farming and to the reler
h less use of fertilizers as a substitu
Lt for scientific crop rotation. The a
, swer to this, It was urged, was educ
is tion in the schools and on the far!
[t and by demonstration work as ca
a ed on ,by the department of ag1
u culture and the various states.
1- A clash between representatives
1- the fertilizer interests and the ag1
culturists was nearly precipitat
during the session or the busine
men's conference when Commissic
er Watson of South Carolina turni
1t declaring that millions of dollars he
been lost in his State by this ar
ficial means of enriching the soil.
i. During his talk he was interrul
1.. ed by Chas. E. Ellis, representing
t savannah concern, who question
.certain sections of his statement.
rr am here in the Interest of the fert
t ibers," declared Mr. Ellis, "and I c
enot remain quiet when they are m
He was interrupted by 'Mr. Watsc
who explained that he had not meca
r to imply that the fertilizers had be
Sworthless themselves, but they h;
tbeen applied uselessly and witho
scientific methods. This stateme
s as accepted by Mr. Ellis, and t
a storm blew over.
Double Hanging in Florida.
At the Duval County, Fla., jail F
day morning, Duggar Whitehead a:
at Henry Cook, negroes, will be hangt
dd both having been convicted of mi
id der. Whitehead killed GeorgeC
as borne, a white storekeeper, on 3
) vember 4, 1912. Henry Cook kill
ly his wife last January. The doul
'haging will be private.
WOOL ON FREE LI15
DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO PUT ANY
TAX ON IT
mTHEY STAND BY WILSON
le Congressman Underwood, the Demo
to cratic House Leader, in Defence
e- of the Bill, Says the President
ly Made Only Two Suggestions Out of
ar Four Thousand Items.
d The Democratic caucus voted de
Is cisively late Wednesday to support
the wool schedule of the Underwoodl
n tariff ,bill, placing raw wool on the..
free list, after Representative Under
3s wood had made a stirring appeal for
the support of the caucus. By a vote
of 190 to 42 an amendment offered
d by Representative Dies, of Texas, to
place raw wool on the-dutiable list,
te was rejected. - -
: Representative Dies' amendment
. proposed to place a duty of 15 per
e cent. ad valorem on raw wool,~he and
i other champions of dutiable wool as
n serting that this was the judgment'
of -the ways and means committea be
fore President Wilson saw the bill
t and suggested a change.
e Majority Leader Unde-wood, in
L winding up the discussion, warmly
1 defended bot the committee and the
i President. He declared the Presi
Le dent had a right to make sugges
- tions to Congress relating to the
1. tariff, but that the bill as a whole
n met with the Chief Executive's ap
i proval when he first read it as- if
came from the committee.
- "Out of four thousand and, more
. items in the bill," said Mr. Under
wood, "the President only made two
, suggestions, those affecting the si
gar and wool schedules. It seems to
me that we should accept those sug
. gestions from the President of the
. United States."
r Representative Rainey of Illinois,
e and Harrison, of New York, -also
g spoke on behalf of the committee, de
s fending its action and the attitude of
r the President. The attack upon the
o committee and President began as
d soon as the insurgent Democrats be
- gan consideration of the bill. Repre
d sentative Alexander, of Missojnri.de-.,
lared the committee overstepped ar
r .:roper bounds in holding up Presi
.e lent Wilson as a club over the heads.
-t of the members and that the Presi
r lent had exerted "undue influence'!
in having wool placed on the free list
d in the bill.
d Representative Montague, of Vir
ginia, a new member, defended the
t President in a spirited speech, de
I- claring that it was his "constitutional
Ls and inherent right", to suggest what
k- should go in a tariff hill, and that
r neither he nor the .committee were
e subject to critcism for their co-opera
d tion in framing the bill.
r- Representative Dies insisted .that
t the Government was made up of
1- three distinctive branches with sep
:o arate duties to perform.
- I is not only the right of Con
Le gress," he said, "to originate revenue
Le measures, but its exclusive right, and
d any attempt from another branch of
r- the Government to dictate or inter-.
g fere with that right should not be
C- permitted by this body."
d The debafte on this phase of- the
1 tariff fight was heated and- prolong
5 ed. Among the principal Supporters
l of the Dies amendment for a 15 per
cent. duty were Representat~ives Ash
5- brook, Post and Bathrick of Ohio;
t.erguson of New Diexico; Adair ana
: Cline of Indiana, and Stout of Mon
rs tana. -
'y The forty-two Democrats who -vot
1s ed for the 15 per cent. duty were:
is Adair, Barnhart and Cline of Indi
af ana, Alexander of Missouri, Ash
t brook, 'Bathrick, Claypool, Francis,
Is Post, Sharp, Whiteacre and White of
Ohio; Broussard, Dupre, Elder, Es
topinal, Lazaro and Morgan of Louis
iana; Bell of Georgia; Brown of West
Virginia; Burgess, Calloway, Dies,
- Hayden, Slayden and Stephents of
aTexas; Dersham of -Pennsylvania;
Doughton, Gudger, Page and Small,
of North Carolina; Evans and Stout
it of Montana; Ferguson of New Mex
-ico; Fowler of -Illinois; Lo~beck of No
braska; Metz and Underhill of New .
York; Murray of Oklahoma;
O 'Shaughnessey, of Rhode Island;
t- Burke of Wisconsin; Kettner of Cal
SBefore reaching wool the caucus
-disposed of the cotton and flax sched
s ules, voting down all amnendments to
r- lower or increase the duties proposed
-in the committee bill. It is expected
that more rapid progress will be
of inade in caucus consideration of the
bill from now on..
d Representations concerning the
s bill filed with the State department
- by foreign diplomats have not been
dtaken up by the ways and means
ad committee, but may be condisered at
~-a meeting of the committee.
aServes Secretary Bryan.
ed It will be of interest to South Car
"I olinians to kno~w that Mr. Bryan's
11- private stenographer at the depart
in ment of State is John H. Prince, of
a- the Spartaniburg neighborhood, who
was at one time stenographer to Gov
n, ernor John Gary Evans. Mr. Prince
nt h~s recently secured a promotion In
en the Government service because of
d efficiency, and the advance has
ut thrown him into very distinguished
nt company. .
!The White Slave Law.
At Augusta Walter Pounds and
Clarence Rhodes, pi'oserous farmers,
ri- were found guilty %f '-'lglating the
ad federal white slave law. Pounds
d, was sentenced to 2 years in the At
rlanta prison and Rhodes to 3 months
)s- Iin the Augusta jail and $500 fine.
b- IThe men were charged with taking
ed three girls from Bath, S. C., to their
eplantations and detaining them forci