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I1TS AT RAILROADS
TILLMAN CLADIS THEY HAVE
BOTTLED UP CHARLESTON.
ASKS SENATE FOR PROBE
Senator Presents Resolution for In
quiry Into Coal Situation-He
Charges That Railroads Dominated
by Hostile Finance, Do South Caro
lina Port Serous Injury.
Charging that the Southern rail
way was dominated by men nc
financially interested in coal mines
in its own territory but in mines
elsewhere and that for this reason
the Southern was not allowed to
move coal through the port of Char
leston, S. C., Senator Tillman Tues
day introduced a resolution for a
special investigation by the naval af
fairs committee into advantages of
Charleston as a permanent point for
coal distribution as compared with
Norfolk and other Chesapeake bay
The committee would be directed
to investigate the character and
proximity of the coal supply; rates
obtainable on coal from fields near
Charleston and Norfolk; relations
between railroads leading into Char
leston and other South Atlantic ports
and between these railroads and own
ers of bituminous fields in Virginia,
West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ten
nessee and Kentucky; and conditions
of ownership of wharfage property
in Charleston and Norfolk.
Senator Tillman set forth that "it
appears from numerous complaints
before the interstate commerce com
mission as well as from other sources
that the power and influence of the
so-called coal trust is being persist
ently used through the management
of the railroads reaching Charleston
to prevent the free movement of coal
not belonging to the coal trust, prac
tically all of such roads being actual
ly dominated .by the same financial
interests that control the great coal
combines finding outlet chiefly
through New York harbor, Philadel
phia and the Chesapeake bay ports."
Mr. Tillman declared in his reso
lution that "In view of the early com
pletion of the isthmian canal and of
its importance to the United States
navy and of the national defense gen
erally, to the development of an
American merchant marine and to
the development of trade with Cen
tral-and South American countries,
the establishment of adequate coal
supplying facilities south of Cape
Hatteras is deemed imperative, and
the only available harbor having suf
ficient depth for the modern battle
ships and larger merchant vessels, as
well as extensive water frontage for
the proper handling of coal, is locat
ed at Charleston, S. C."
Arguing that the effciency of the
American fleet and the usefulness of
Charleston as a coal distributing cen
ter depend upon facilities of pro
ducers for reaching that port, Sena
tor Tillman said:
"The effciency of the fleet and the
usefulness and effiiency of Charles
ton as a coal distributing centre
must necessarily depend upon the
facilities of the coal producers for
reaching that port, and of their abil
Ity to procure distributing facilities,
and upon the ability of the shipping
interest .to procure rating and hand
ling ~facilities in a manner which
should be unqualifiedly accessible to
all shippers and carriers alike on the
same terms and conditions.
"The Southern railway is domi
nated by financiers, who are not
* fnancially interested in the coal
mines of the territory traversed 'by
the Southern railway, but who are
interested in coal properties else
where, and due to the power and in
fluence of these men it is believed
that the Southern railway is not al
lowed to move coal through the port
of Charleston, where coal might be
come comgetitive to their larger in
"As a concrete example of the fla
grant abuse of power, the Southern
railway, having had for ten years its
own rails reaching from Charleston
to the great developed coal fields of
Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky,
and reaching developed mines with a
present annual capacity of from 12,
000,000 to 15,000,000 tons of coal,
which has no other outlet to tide
water, has moved no coal for outlet
at that port, and has made no provi
sion for docks,- notwithstanding the
fact that it controls .its own riparian
*privileges at Charleston.
"It Is believed that efforts are now
being made by individuals acting for
-the so-called coal trust to acquire the
rights for coal docks and terminal
facilities In Charleston so as to mo
nopolize the terminal facilities there
in the same way that the big interests
now dominate New York harbor,
Philadelphia, Baltimore and the
ports of the Chesapeake bay.
"It Is believed that the so-called
coal trust Is using other railroads
leading to the coal fields in a similar
manner, not only to destroy private
property, but in many instances whol
ly against the interest of the railroad
thus used and tyranically unjust to
the country in which these railroads
are located and from which they re
ceive their revenue and protection.
"It is believed that these railroads,
all being dominated by the same in
fluence, maintain a secret rate-mak
ing body of men in defiance of the
law, who 'farm-out' the territory and
make freight tariffs in such manner
as to be free from every element ot
competition and who have practically
destroyed the usefulness of the Inter
state commerce commission insofar
state commerce commission insofar
as it affect the average shipper and
the small shippers on account of the
great expense and the extraordinary
delay brought about by the tactics of
the railroad whose agents resort to
every method known to political
"It is not only necessary in the in
terest of the naval station and of
Charleston as a commercial port, but
for the protection of the whole coun
try and particulary of that section
of the country served by the railroads
which lead into Charleston. that a
thorough investigation be forthwith
made to ascertain the whole truth to
the end that these abuses may be
pmante stopped by the enact
NATION NOT INVOLVED
NO VIOLATION OF SOVEREIGNTY
IN MEXICAN TRIP.
As the Seizure of Vergara's Body
Was Accomplished by Individuals,
U. S. Does Nothing.
Comprehensive reports from Briga
dier-General Bliss and American Con
sul Garrett, at Laredo, received at
the war and state departments Tues
day cleared up the mystery which
had surrounded the delivery on
American rancher, Clemente Vergara.
The reports completely satisfied the
officials that no act has been com
mitted by national or state agents in
violation of Mexican sovereignty, and
that if there were any offense in the
removal of the body from Mexico, it
was committe by individuals, so the
matter could not be made an inter
Secretary Bryan stated that he
would not undertake to prosecute
the persons who obtained the body,
even if he knew their identity, which
he did not, beyond the fact, establish
ed by General Bliss' report that they
were civilians and probably Mexicans.
The finding of the body of Vergara
has had the result of advancing the
prosecution of the claim against the
Huerta government for reparation,
and Secretary Bryan transmitted the
telegraphic report from Consul Gar
rett to Charge O'Shaughnessy in the
City of Mexico.
It is understood that the primary
purpose of this is to disprove the
original allegation of the Mexican
federal commander at Neuvo Laredo
that Vergara had made his escape
from captivity and joned the Consti
tutionalists. With the body in evi
dence, as soon as further facts as to
the character of Vergara's fatal
wounds are developed by the investi
gation Gov. Colquitt is making, Mr.
O'Shaughnessy will be prepared to
call upon General Huerta to redeem
his promise to punish the federal of
ficers who killed Vergara.
Secretary Garrison received from
Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, command
ing the American border forces, the
following report on the Vergara case
by Capt. H. P. Howard, of the Four
teenth United States cavalry:
"Investigation shows Vergara was
taken from the - Hidalgo cemetery
Saturday night by relatives of Ver
gara and hired Mexicans. Captain
Sanders states positively no -Texas
rangers crossed the border. He met
the body at a landing opposite San
Enrique with Undertaker Convery
Sunday morning. Convery brought
the body to Laredo 7:30 p. m., Sun
day. He states there were no signs
of burns on the .body. Found four
bullet holes. Neck chafed but not
broken. Body decomposed but pants
match coat left at home by Vergara.
Identification seems reliable. Recov
ery of body said to have cost T. Hill,
brother-in-law of Vergara, $400.
Body being held at request of Adju
tant-General Hutchings. No excite
No conflict will arise between the
federal government and the state of
Texas over the recovery of the body
of Vergara, the murdered American
CUTTING IN AIKEN COUNTY.
Paroled Convict Cuts Man and Makes
Thursday afternoon Robert Key, a
well known white man of the Silver
ton section was carried to Aiken, hav
ing been severely cut by Calvin
Ready, a former convict, paroled by
Gov. Blease in 1912. Key had three
deep cuts across the back and several
across the arm, and the doctors had
to take many stitches in his wounds.
Rural Policeman Samuels and Dep
uty Robinson went to the scene of the
troble but Ready had fled, and it is
thought that he has made his escape
into Georgia. From the story told by
the officers, it seems that Ready was
paying attention to a younger sister
of Key, and the latter objected to
this attention on account of-Ready's
reputation, and that Tuesday after
noon Ready slipped up to Key and
cut him, with the above results.
Chester Child Burned to Death.
The child of Sam Rainey, a negro
of Chester, was found dead by its
mother on her return home Tuesday
afternoon. It had fallen among the
blazing wood fire and was horribly
Robbers Kill 'Railroad Cop.
When Michael Guerin, a railroad
policeman, resisted robbers who at
tempted to board a Southern Pacific
passenger train near San Jose, Cal..
Thursday, he was shot to death.
Scalded by Steam.
Engineer R. C. Carter, of the
Southern railroad was severely burn
ed Saturday afternoon at Newberry,
when a bolt on his engine blew off,
enveloping him in released steam.
Greenville Boy Falls off Roof.
While playing on the second story
of a house under construction Wed-1
nesday at Greenville Frank Howell,
aged three, fell to the ground, and
was killed instantly.
Live Wire Burns Engineer.
While working near a live wire at
Chester Robert Bell accidentally hit
It. All his clothing was burned off his
body and he was seriously hurt, his
hands necessitating amputation.
Orchard Purchase Causes Bloodshed.
After Quarrelling with Marks Skar
ich over the sale of an orchard Tony
Klicinovitch, of San Francisco, shot
him and his wife and then committed
suicide last Saturday.
Dog Gives Life for Boy.
Arthur Potts, aged thirteen of Bris
to!, Va., owes his life to the bravery
of his dog, who gave fight when a fe
rcious panther attacked them Fri
met of proper laws or the amend
ment of existing laws, and that the
port of Charleston may not be con
trolled by any trust or faction or in
dividual, but be open to the use and
needs of the United States and to all
carriers and to all shippers on the
PiCKED P ADRIFT
TEXAN RANGERS CROSS THE RIO
GRANDE TO GET BODY.
WERE READY TO GIVE UP
Icy Fingers of Death Are Cheated
When Captain and Crew Are Res
cued With Clothes Frozen to Their
Backs-Four Half Dead When
Taken Aboard Rescuing Steamer.
Adrift in the open sea, with their
clothing frozen and snow falling,
seventeen sailors Saturday prepared
for death. Already four of the crew.
lying in the bottom of the boat were
dying, and with night fast approach
ing hope was gone. But a passing
steamer sees their plight and turning
about in the barren waste of snow-lit
tered sea, cheats the icy fingers of
The steamer Charlemagne Tower,
Jr., Saturday sank near the coast of
Virginia, within three-quarters of a
mile to safety. The first officer and
three members of the crew were
brought ashore. The captain and six
teen men took a long boat, but it was
so overcrowded that they were afraid
to try landing it over the sand bars
that fringed the shore. Snow was
falling as they disappeared in the
sea. Lifeboats attempted to rescue
them but were unable to be launch
ed on account of the high sand bars.
With four men half dead from ex
posure, the shipwreck crew were
picked up near Barnegat Light off the
Virginia coast Saturday afternoon at
5 o'clock during a blinding snow
storm, fire miles south of where the
Charlemagne Tower, Jr., foundered.
Their light attracting the attention
of Captain Beranger, of the steamer
Bayport just as that steamer was in
the act of passing the small boat.
Snow was falling heavily and it
was fast growing dark. Captain
Beranger, who was on the bridge,
barely could see the light as it flared
up. The Bayport put about and dis
covered the half frozen and snow
frozen men huddled in a twenty-foot
A stiff wind prevailed at the time
and the men were water-soaked, their
clothing frozen, and numb from cold.
In order to make room for the over
crowded cargo, some of the men were
forced to lie in the bottom of the
boat and these were in worse condi
tion than the others, four of them be
ing restored with difficulty after be
ing taken aboard the Bayport.
Captain Simmons of the sunken
ship did not know of the rescue of
First Officer Thompson, one fireman
and two seamen, until his arrival in
port, as when last seen the men were
struggling in the surf, their small
boat having been swamped. The
larger boat put toward the open sea,
fearing a similar fate. Unable to
make headway in the rough sea.
which poured water into their little
craft almost as fast as it could be
bailed out, the men decided to drift
and depend on being picked up.
They huddled together so benumb
ed and watersoaked that they hardly
cared toward the last whether death
came' or not. It was 5 o'clock and
snowing hard when they saw the
lights of the Bayport and set off a
torch. Had this not been seen and a
respone made, Captain Simmons said
he and his men could not have sur
vived many more hours.
In explaining the foundering of the
Charlemagne Tower, Jr., "Captain
Simmons said that her bottom seams
the vessel being of wood, opened and
about 7 a. m. Friday water poured in
at such a rate that two hours later
the ship was filled to her upper
beams. He and his men barely had
tieto get off in the only two small
boats the steamer carried before she
plunged to the bottom. First Mate
Thompson and three men took to the
small boat and the remainder of the
crew crowded into the twenty-foot
boat picked up by the Bayport.
PRESENT LOVING CUP.
Lades of Columbia Honor Dr. Elean
ora B. Saunders.
A handsome, silver loving cup,
gold-lined, was sent Thursday after
noon to Dr. Eleanora B. Saunders. the
woman physican at the State Hospital
"by the women of Columbia, as a tok
en of their admiration for her ability,
their confidence in her as a woman.
their faith in her integrity of purpose
and her unselfish devotion to duty."
That was the inscription which the
cup bore engraved upon one of its
chaste, plain sides.
The cup is about ten inches high
with a bowl shaped vessel about 24
inches in circumference and stands
upon a silver banded mirror. The wo
men of Columbia were deeply inter
ested in the part Dr. Saunders played
in the recent asylum investigation
and numbers of individuals, clubs
and committees addressed to her let
ters of indorsement and of sympathy,
before the committee made its report
giving her complete vindication.
Rescued by Hooks.
Frst officer Hart of the Clyde Lin
er Cherokee narrowly missed death
Thursday at Georgetown. He fell in
the water while launching a boat, and
had to be pulled out with boat hooks.
Congratulate Dr. Saunders.
At a special meeting of the Palmet
to Book Club of Chester a motion was
passed congratulating Dr. Saunders
upon her complete exoneration in the
recent asylum investigation.
Boy Falls to D~odge Autos.
Ethen Adams, a seven-year-old At
lanta boy, was seriously hurt Tues
day when hit by a speeding auto. The
little fellow succeeded n dodging two
cars before beng struck.
Burns Prove Fatal.
His clothes catching fire Sunday
night as he was preparing to retire
. W. Nabers, ten years old, of Abbe
ville. died the next day as a result of
South Carolina Girl Disappeared.
Arriving in Savannah to shop with
her parents. Miss Maud Pritcher-, of
Pritchardville, disappeared Friday
mad was fond S:nnday In Charleston.
CONVICT NEGRO ROGERS
CHESTER JURY FINDS HIM GUIL
TY OF FOUL MURDER.
One of Three Negro Conspirators
Who in the Dark of Night Fired
on a 31an Sitting in His Home.
Greenwood Rogers, a negro, charg
ed with the murder of George F.
Young, was found guilty of murder .3
at Chester Tuesday night at 9 o'clock
with recommendation to mercy. Mr.
Young, a prominent Laurens county
planter and owner of Stomp Springs.
was killed January 12 at the springs
and his home burned over his body.
The principal witness for the State,
Tom Young, who made a confession,
and implicated Rogers and Junk
Caldwell shortly after the tragedy.
went on the stand and told practical-f
ly the same story that he related to
He swore that murder of Mr.
Young was the result of a conspiracy
between the three of them entered
into the Saturday night before the
killing on the following Monday
night and that it was planned by
Rogers. They went to the Young
home about midnight. Mr. Young
had not retired. They called him to
the door. Mr. Young walked towards
the fireplace when Rogers pushed his
gun forward and shot Mr. Young in
the right side. Rogers then entered
the room and struck Mr. Young with
an axe, crushing his head. Mr. Young
groaned several times but never
Robbers then secured what money
he could find and then got some
meat and other articles. After going
out Rogers divided the money with
the other two, carried the meat and
other provisions to his house and
then went .back and set fire to the
Young cottage. Rogers denied all
connection with the murder and said
he was at home all night, going in
just at nightfall. His mother swore
to the same statement. She swore
that she kept a light burning all
night and did not go to bed herself
until after midnight, as was her
habit. Rogers denied that he had
made threats against Mr. Young or I
that he carried a pistol for him.
Ten witnesses were put up by the
State and about the same number by
the defense. It is stated that Junk
Caldewll, one of the three charged
with the murder, has made a confes
sion similar to that made by Tom
SPENDS LEAST OF ALL.
Expenditures for Public School Chil
dren Small in This State.
South Carolina's standing among
the states regarding the expenditure
per child is found in the new Russell
Sage bulletin on the public school
systems of the various states. The
standing of South Carolina is shown
by the following comparative state
Washington... ... ....... ....$32
California ........... ........27
New York ........... ........25
Massachusetts .. .. .. .. .. ... 25
Illinois ....... ... .........--.23
Connecticut ...... ............22
New Jersey ... ....... ........22
North Dakota ................21
Arizona ... ....... ... ........21
Rhode Island ................21
Wyoming ............... ....20
Minnesota ....... ............20
ew Hampshire ... ....... ....20
South Dakota ................20
Iowa ........... ............20
Indiana ... ....... ... ........19
Nebraska ............... ....18
Kansas ... ....... ....... ....16
Oklahoma ........... ........13
West Virginia ....... ........11
Delaware ............... ....11
Maryland ............... ....10 1
New Mexico ... ....... ....---.
Louisiana ........... .........7
Texas ....... ............---.7
Kentucky ........... .......7
Arkansas ............... .....6
Tennessee ........... .........6
Georgia ......... ........---.4
Mississippi ... ... ... ... .....4 1
North Carolina ....... .........4
South Carolina ....... .........3
YOUNG MEN ARE HURT.
Two Saluda White Men Suffer In
juries In Fight.
In a "mix-up" Sunday between Will1
Adams and Kirksey Walton, two
young white me; of Saluda, Adams
received two gunshot wounds and
Walton had his throat cut. The affair
occurred at the home of young Wal
ton, some seven miles west of Saluda.
One of the wounds received by Adams
was in his arm and the other in his
leg. Walton was pretty severely cut1
about the neck and throat. He had
a very narrow escape, for it was by
a hair's breath that his jugular vein
was not reached.*
Have Fatal Quarrel on Train.
R. L. Taylor and A. D. Beavers, of
Welch, W. Va., were mortally wound
ed Tuesday in a pistol fight on board
train. Another participant was shot
through the thigh.
Lightning Kills Engineer.
While workin on a wire un
charged with electricity, Frank
Sloan, of Columbia, was killed Satur
day when lightning took the wire on
And Now She'm Nellie b' Jinks. c
Because all her friends called her
"Nellie Be Darned". Miss Nellie
Blanche Darn of Camupalgn, Ill., was,
married to Clyde M.. Jinks.
Negro Killed h~v a Train.
A negro section hand of Central,
while working on thei railroad track,
was hit by a trahi Wednesday and f
was ftall iflt~rPii.
1EAVY DEATH TOLL
T. LOUIS CLUB HOUSE FIRE RE
SULTS IN THIRTY DEAD
LAMES FLARE IN MIOT
ore Than a Score Lose Lives When
Unexplained Fire Guts Seven-Story
Club House-Manager and Wife
Badly Burned in Saving Fifth
That from thirty to thirty-five
:uests of the Missouri Athletic club,
cated at St. Louis, perished in the
lames that destroyed the building
londay morning is the present be
ief of officers of the club. Seven
Bodies have been recovered and from
wenty-three to twenty-nine occu
ants of the structure are still un
,ccounted for. At sundown firemen
ontinued the search for bodies in the
mouldering ruins under the glare of
The cause of the fire was a mys
ery. Reports that the blaze was ac
ompanied by a terrific explosion, in
licating that the fire was due to ef
orts of bank robbers to dynamite the
3oatmen's Bank, were unconfirmed.
The fire was discovered by a wo
nan, who was waiting in the club
obby for her escort. She saw the
'efection of the flames in the plate
;lass windows across the street.
When firemen arrived flames were
hooting out of the roof and all the
indows above the second floor. Men
were jumping from windows or
limbing dow ropes made of bed
lothes. More than a dozen jumped
several stories to roofs of adjoining
)uildings and suffered broken legs or
ess serious injuries. Those who es
:aped unhurt ran about the streets in
ight clothes apparently frenzied,
intil they were forcibly carried into
Thirty-eight guests on the fifth
loor were awakened by Mr. and Mrs.
Etobert Magill, who refused to leave
intil they had given the alarm to all
within reach. Mr. Magill was house
anager of the club. Mrs. Magill
was badly burned.
The fire fighters repeated.ly dodged
me falling wall only to find them
;elves under another tottering mass
)f granite and brick. Theodore Levy
f Louisville, Ky., clung to a window
ill until both his hands were scorch
;d almost black. Just as he was
bout to let go a fireman grasped
rasped him about the waist and car
ried him down a ladder. Levy said
.wo of the men who had been killed
jumped from the window to which he
As walls and floors collapsed they
sent showers of huge embers on to
roofs of neighboring buildings and
for a time threatened to cause a gen
-ral conflagration in the heart of the
retail district. All fire fighting ap
aratus of the city was brought to
The telephone operator, a boy, re
amied at his post on the ground
oor even after the firemen began
pouring water into the building.
Many of the guests credited their
scape to him.
At six o'clock Monday morning,
our hours after the fire had been
iscovered, the blaze was believed to
ave been under control. Half an
our later, however, the boilers in
the basement began to explode and
or the first time the firemen under
rder of their chief withdrew from
:he street immediately In front of
:he building. It was feared the last
:wo remaining walls would collapse
md bury them.
Judge C. Orrick Bishop, assistant
ircuit attorney, roomed on the sixth
oor. "The sound of flames crack
ing like giant firecrackers awakened
me," said Judge Bishop. "There was
fire escape in front of my window.
[ran down the six flights. I saw sev
nral men jump and bounce off the
;idewalk like rubber balls. I was
)ly slightly bruised."*
SAVED COLORADO MONEY.
3oth Sides in Strike Zone Quiet While
Congressmen Were Present.
Representative James F. Byrnes
eturned to- Washington Thursday
rom Colorado with the other mem
yers of the sub-committee of the com
nittee on mines, which has for a
nonth been investigating the coal
;trike in that state. Mr. Byrnes said
hat the committee had been kept
Lrduously at work and was almost
vorn out. Both sides in the strike
vere on their good behavior while
he sub-committee was in Colorado
Lnd the governor was able to with
iraw the militia, declaring to the
:ongressmen when they left that their
'isit had saved the state $100,000.
dr. Byrnes remarked, with a smile.
hat fighting commenced again In the
nining district almost immediately
Lfter the sub-committee departed.
Aims at Snow; Kills Woman.
Mrs. Joseph H. Schwab, 71 years
Id, of Catasauqua, Pa., was instant
y killed when Davis Schnellhamer,
9 years old, shot at a snowball. The
ullet struck Mrs. Schwab in the.
Snoring Caused Riot.
Because Joseph Post. a sleeper in a
'atterson, N. J. mission home, snored
o loud the other sleepers rose up in
evolt. Pcst was taken to a hospital
s the result of injuries received.
Policeman Shoots Robbers.
In a running fight with three rob
ers at Brooklyn Saturday a lone po
ceman and two of the robbers were
Fatal Fight in a Cab.
M. E. Cole, a fireman on an Ala
ama railroad was killed Friday by
is engineer, following a fight in the
School House Is Burned.
Red Knoll school house near Lex
1gton was destroyed by a supposedly
icendiary fire Monday night. *
Oil Explosion Fires House.
The explosion of a lar..p at Edge-I
ld Thursday night destroyed the
o- of Mr. Kate Lynch..
WILL CUT OUT SMOKING
TILLMAN'S RESOLUTION PASSES
Galleries Cheer Speaker as He Makes
Address Promising His Colleagues
a Longer Life.
In calling up his resolution to pro
hibit smoking during the executive
sessions of the Senate, in the cloak
rooms, Senator Tillmarn Monday after
noon made explanatory comment
which interested and amused the gal
leries to such an extent that the vice
president had to check their applause.
The resolution was adopted almost
unanimously without a roll call.
The Senator addressed his col
leagues for perhaps fifteen minutes,
explaining that previous to his ill
ness four years ag he smell of to
bacco had not affected his health, but
that ever since then he had been un
able to endure it. Among other
things he said:
"A majority of the Senators are
smokers, and unfortunately, a vicious
habit has so mastered them that they
are nervous and miserable when they
do not get the nicotine poison which
soothes their nerves. I have found
my Democratic colleagues so intent
on gratifying their feverish desire tc
smoke that they feel compelled tc
light cigars in the caucus, so that ]
have almost had to leave or sit by at
open window, for my very life de
pends upon a full supply of pure air
So I am beset with the danger of be
Ing driven out of the party and of thi
Senate itself, and I do not knol
where to turn.
"I believe I would lengthen the life
of every man in this chamber fron
six to fifteen years if I could only gel
them to believe what I tell them ani
follow my advice. I owe what degree
of recovery I have made-and I an
constantly being told that I look i
great deal better, and I know it is s<
-to will-power and self-control it
"Since I was paralyzed four years
ago, and read my own obituary
twenty-one senators, including Vice
President Sherman, most of then
younger than I, have died. Just for
the sake of refreshing your minds
and impressing you, I give you the
list as copied from the Record. No
wonder, as I look around the chambe:
and see the changes that have come
and miss the many old familiar faces
I feel as though I were serving wit]
ghosts as well as living men.
"There is no doubt in the world to
my mind that this great mortalit:
among us is due to the way we live
in Washington. A fitting epitaph fo:
most of the senators who have die<
in service would be: 'He lived no
wisely but to well, and killed himsel
eating.' Indeed, that can be sail
about most men and women in offi
cial life in Washington."
KILLING NEAR COWARDS.
Trouble Over Line Ditch Results il
Saturday night about 10 o'cloc1
about two miles above Cowards i:
Florence county, Herbert Evans, San
Evans and Jesse Evans, all brothers
and John B. Miles, Troy Miles and
Bishoff Huggins were filling up a lin
ditch between the Evanses and Joh1
B. Hicks. John B. Hicks, upon be
ing Informed that these men were a
work filling up the ditch, it is said
immediately got his shot gun from
his i'esidence and went to the spo
where the men were working and, I
Is alleged, without a word, shot int
the crowd and wounded Sam Evan:
and Troy Miles.
From the Information gatheredi
seems that either one of the Evan:
brothers, Miles or Huggins at onc<
opened fire on John B. Hicks an'
fatally wounded him, Hicks exclaim
ing, "Don't shoot any more; you hay
killed me; take me home," death re
suting immediately. The trouble, i
Is said, arose about the line ditch be
tween Hicks and the Evans boys
which has been standing for years
and It appears that both sides wer<
well armed and ready to kill.
WANTS IT PAID FOR.
Lever Wants Government to Pay foi
Destruction of U'rsuline Convent.
Representative Lever introduced
bill In the House Wednesday direct.
ing the secretary of the trasury t<
pay $350,000 to the Ursuline Con
vent, at Columbia, for the destruc
tion of the convent by Federal troop1
under General Sherman in 1865
Many corroborative documents wert
filed with the bill. Mr. Lever is
pushing the claim not only la.ause
it believes it just, but because he
wishes to establish In the national
records the truth of history as to whc
burned Columbai. There s a wide
spread impression in the north thai
Confederate troops did it.
Cop Shoots Negro Burglar.
Seeing a negro climbing In through
the transom of a Spartanburg grocery
store, who refused to come down as
ordered, a Spartanburg policeman
shot him through the foot, receiving
the laconic reply: "All right, cap, I'm
Baby Killed by Powder Blast.
George Seno, a three-year-old boy
of Punxsutawney, Pa., heated a poker
and placed it in a keg of powder.
The explosion wrecked the house and
killed the child. The mother; who
was upstairs, was badly burned.
Negroes in Jail Try to Kill1.
George and William Hart, two of
the negroes sentenced to death for
murdering Mrs. Seth Irby, Saturday
attempted to hang Robert Paschal,
their partner in the crime, in the At.
lanta penitentiary Saturday.
Killed While Hunting.
Hamp Guinn of Gibson was killed
last Saturday afternoon by the acci
dental discharge of a gun in the hand
of a young lad who was out hunting
Bandits Get $14,000.
Two bandits, armed with revolvers.
F'riday afternoon secured the payroll
f a St. Louis Shoe Factory by hold
ing up the treasurer. It amounted to
delicious and I
By the use of Royal
great many more arti
readily made at hom
licious, and econom
variety and attractive
The" Royal Bakers
containing five b
receipts for all k
and cookery, free.
LED GIR AWAY
SEVENTEEN RESCUED FROM SEA
IN BLINDING SNOW STORM.
GIRL WANTS 11 PRINTED
Little Fifteen-Year-Old Girl From
Jacksonville is Apparently Ob
sessed With the Hope of "Seeing
It in the Papers"-Doesn't Realize
the Enormity of Her Crime.
After a search which began last
Saturday afternoon, when Estelle
McCluney, the thirteen-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Mc
Cluney, proprietors of the Richmond'
House, mysteriously disappeared
from her home in Jacksonville, Fla.,
she was located at Charleston Sun
day afternoon by Chief of Police
Cantwell and Officer Brinker. A
young man, whose name is said to be
George Hudson, of Charleston was
The McCluney girl and Hudson will
be used as witnesses against Hay
mond H. Smoak of Savannah who is1
accused of white slavery. Paying
r the girl's transportation for Jack
i sonville to Savannah for immoral
t purposes is - the charge against
When interviewed by a reporter
the girl said that she was 15 years
old, but she does not look that old,I
and her mother claims she is not.
She proved a clever talker and spoke
very freely of her plight. That she
does not realize the seriousness of
her predicament was evident from~
her query as to the amount of pub
licity that is being given to her.
"Will my arrest here be in the,
1Savannah and Jakovlepapers!
and in the Atlanta papers, too?" she
asked the reporter. "Will you please
send me a copy of your paper to
When asked why she had left home
she replied: "They accused me of
trunning around in tihe streets in
Jacksonville, something I never did.
and my mother ill-treated -me."
tWhen asked if Raymond Smoak, the
tSavannah man, charged with luring
her away, had given her any money,
she said: "Yes, he gave me some
money, and I also pawned my watch."
tin answer to other questions by
the reporter her replies were: "Mr.
Smoak came here with me Sunday
night from Savannah. He was to
have married me, and when he left
he said that he would be back in
two weeks. I didn't know that he
twas married until last night, when
I read it in a paper."
Smoak is 20 years old and was ar
rested in Savannah early Wednesday
morning by Detective Long of the
Savannah police force, who was ap
pointed special white slave offlcer for
the case. He is a married man, hav
ing been wedded about five months
ago to a young woman somewhat his
junior. He is described as an at
tractive young man, easy of speech
Sunday night the girl sat in her
mother's lap In the police barracks
and hugged, kissed and patted her
and asked her not to take her back
to their home in Jacksonville. Her
mother said little and seemed to be
As evidence in the hearing which
will be given the accused man will
be a page from the register of the
St. John Hotel, which bears the sig
nature he used, it is said, when he
signed the names as of a married
couple. A batch of letters, that the
white slave official says will play a
strong part in the case, were found
In the possession of Hudson, accord
ing to Mr. Long, and are also being:
taken back as evidence. The Mc- 1
Cluney girl at the time she left herI
home was a pupil in the sixth grade
of the LaVilla public school.
Murderer Hung for Crime.
Convicted of having killed William
Wakefield in order to marry his wif0 i
last June James Plew Wednesdayv
paid for the crime with his life att
the penitenitary at Hartford, Conn- s
England May Reconsider and Exhibit.
A majiority of the memberb of the r
Brtish House of Commons have pe- h
titioed the Govern ment to reconsid- b
eits refusal to participate in thea
Killed Woman and Suicides.
After killing Mrs. Mabel Garcia,
a Cuban, and owner of a cigar factory
Victor Reynolds. an employe and suit
or of New York committed suicide
G (asoine Soaked coatc Sxplodes.
An explosion of an overcoat whioh b
Robert Wolfe of Brazil, lnd . was
caning with gasoline. caus--d the ft
'loss of his eyebrows.
l Plant Burns.
Thity-wobuildings and 100 '^ v
barrels of oil were destroyed Mor . x
at Kiefer. Okia
Baking Powder a
des of food may be
e, all healthful, de
ical, adding much
mness to the menu.
.nd Pastry Cook,"
inds of baking
o., New York.
GENRAL ASSEMBLY ENDS
1OT A RIPPLE REMAINS.TO INDI
CATE RECENT STORML
is House Waited for Senate to Ad
journ Legislators Gather Together
and Sing Familiar Songs.
The general assembly ended its
1914 session in the early hours of
aturday mornin- The House fin
ished its business and adjourned sine
lie at 1:25 and the Senate followed
suit at 2:15. The upper branch
spent several hours behind locked
doors debating whether or not to
onflrm the nomination of Dr. W. L.
ettlemeyer, of Gaffney to be a mem
ber of the board of regents of the
State Hospital for the Insane. Final
adjournment was reached without
taking a vote and -Dr. Settlemeyer
will hold as ad interim appointee and
ome before the Senate of 1915 for
.onfirmation or rejection.
The Se'nate on Wednesday night
refused to confirm the appointment
)f Dr. Settlemeyer, but Gov. Blease
promptly nominated him again and
sent the nomination back to the Sen
ate Friday. That body spent several
hours debating the matter, for a de
termined fight was made to prevent
eonflrmation, and the Senate seeing
that no action could be reached ad
journed sine die.
The close of the session was calm
and peaceful, not even a ripple ap
pearing on the surface after the
stormy scenes of the previous night
during the delivery of the message
by Gov. Blease in person to the House
and the near-difficulty between the
governor and Representatives N. B.
Barwell and W. F. Stevenson.
While the House waited for the Sen
ate to get through the members gath
ered in a group near the door and
made the echoes ring with hymns and
The usual resolutions of thanks
were passed. Everybody was happy
and every one shared In the relicita
ions. Members parted with one an
other with regret, for friendships
are formed which last through life,
and it's always sad to part with a
friend. Many of the members will
not come back. Some will run for
other offices and some will not offer
for re-election, and there is always
the tinge of sadness hanging over the
breaking up of any gathering.
The senators shook hands Satur
lay morning as they passed through
the lobby of the capitol to return to
heir homes, and they included the
newspaper reporters who had been
'andling the session in their list of
riends. Warm friendships are form
d between the newspaper men and
nany of the lawmakers, for the close
personal contact of day after day nat
urally brings them to know each oth
Probably for the last time Speaker
51. L. Smith of the House of Repre
sentatives and Lieutenant Governor
Smith of the Senate wielded the
avels in the two bodies and an
aounced sine die adjournment. Both
,f these officials are candidates for
rovernor and next year new presid
ng officers will hold sway on both
ides of the capitol. This fact was in
:he minds of the members and law
nakers wrung the hands of Speaker
mith and Lieutenant Governor
mith at parting, thanked them for
heir fairness and uniform courtesy
md wished them God-speed.
HAVE SHOOTING SCRAPE.
alterboro Altercations Expected to
Have a Fatal Ending..
Grady Griffin, assistant to the
:hief of police of Walterboro, shot
md probably fatally wounded Shealy
ennett, who lives near there Sunday
ight at twelve o'clock. The trouble
rose, it is saId, from the act of Ben
ett sometime ago of attempting to
ive trouble to the famiiy of Griffin
n account of a school boy Quarrel.
When the shooting occurred, it ap
lears that Mr. Bennett was attempt
ng to take from Mr. Griffin the pistol
rhich Mr. Bennett alleged belonged
him. It appeared that Mr. Bennett
ought to use a knife, and there are
everal gashes in the clothing of Mr.
~riffin. Doctors attending Mr. Ben
ett say that there is little hope for
is recovery, five bullets enltering his
ody. some of which punctured the
bdomen and lungs.
Cuts Man and Hides.
Albert Ratteree of Chester on Sat
rday night seriously cut Herbert
Foods and has since disappeared.
moth of the parties are white.
Saw Cuts Man in Two.
Zere Wilson. an employee in a lum
erton. N. C.. lumber company, was
stantly killed Wednesday when he
ll across a cut saw.
Empty Gun Kills Another.
Johnny Adams of Goldsboro, N. C.,
-as accidentally killed Wednesday
hle playing with an "unloaded" .22