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Popular Congressman Intends to
Stick to President Wilson and Vote
for the Tuipayers' Interest-Takes
Statesmanlike View of the Ques
Congressman A. F. Lever deliver
ed an address on "The High Cost of
Ignorance" to the South Carolina
Teachers' association at Spartanburg
in the Converse college auditorium
Saturday night. He spoke of the loss
eaused by ignorance in farming meth
ods, in the conversation of the public
health and in other ways. The au
dience of eighteen hundred gave him
an ovation.
Congressman Lever's address was
frequently interspersed with humor,
which was appreciated by the audi
ence. The speaker dealt at length on
the alarming deprecidtion of the ex
ports of some of the most important
crops of this country, and declared
that 50 years hence there will be a
learth of foodstuffs in this country
unless something is done to educate
the farmers of this generation. His
frequent reference to what the Wil
son administration Is planning to do
for the farmer elicited much ap
The speaker told of the great pe
cuniary losses being sustained by the
American farmer as a result of his
Ignorance of the best and latest meth
ods of farming. The present day
farmer would do well to pattern after
the members of the boys' corn clubs,
said Mr. Lever. These boys are show
ing what may be done with a little
land scientifically cultivated. - Hog
cholera, the Texas tick, and other
plagues are doing great injury to the
farmers of this country, and in the
life of the people typhoid fever and
tuberculosis have become great perils,
mainly because of ignorance of the
best methods of treating and prevent
ing these direases. The farmers and
their wives need to be taught sani
tary methods in their home life, de
clared the speaker, and not until this
is done will the great loss of life from
these diseases be checked.
The small salaries now paid the
various officials who are supposed to
educate the farmer and his children
were deprecated by Congressman
Lever, who declared that so long as
the state of South Carolina continued
to allow such little pay to the county
superintendents of education it could
not expect to secure the logical men
for these offices. No man, possessing
a large amount of brains, can afford
or will consent to work 12 months for
$900, the average salary paid in this
office. One of the chief resons why
teachers sa, quickly desert the pro
fession for more lucrative ones !s be
cause they receive such inadequate
remuneration for services rendered
the public.
While in Spartanburg Congress
man Lever defined his attitude to
wards the repeal of the free tolls bill
ss follows:
*"I regard President Wilson's posi
tion In reference to the canal tolls to
be absolutely sound,' statesmanlike
4nd patriotic from a domestic as well
s5 international point of view. We
gave certain international obligations
thich are solid and binding on all
parties, and which in their moral
force are second only to the obliga
tion of the Constitution itself.
*"From a domestic point of view,
the Democratic party throughout its
long career has always opposed subsi
dies, and to relieve the coastwise
trade of the payment of canal tolls is
as much a subsidy, as if you should
(ake that much money out of the
federal treasury and hand it over to
the shipping interests.
"It is estimated that it will cost
$2,090,000 a year to put through the
canal the coastwise trade of the coun
try. Some one must pay this $2,
900,000, either the coastwise trade,
1'ho are to be the beneficiaries of the
canal, or the taxpayers of the country
through the federal treasury.
"I prefer to vote with the president
in the Interest of the taxpayers of the
country, rather than to stand with
those who would hand over $2,000,
00- annually to. the shipping trust. I
shall, therefore, vote with the presi
dent, regardless of the alleged plat
form declaration on the subject,
which I do not regard as having been
donsidered by the convention in the
light of existing treaties and condi
"A majority of the Democrats vot
ed against the exemption act when It
was before the congress, so it can not
be claimed the act of my Democratic
a.ssociates. It is my opinion that the
president's position will be over
whelmingly sustained by the Demo
cratic Inembers of congress."
Mexican Commander Surrendered
Boat to Sweetheart's Father.
Love for the daughter of the rebel
general at Topolobampo. Mex., caus
ed Lieut. Malpica, executive officer of
the former Federal gunboat Tampioc,
to forget his allegiance to Presiden~t
Hueirr. and surrender the war craft
to his sweetheart's father according
to the story told by passcngers arriv
ing at San Diego, Cal., Friday, from
ports on the west coast. Lieut. Mal
pica met the girl, who is now his wife,
some time ago. At her request he
left a safe port with his vesse', which
he later handed over to the rebels.
-Postmasters Appointed.
The Senate has confirmed the fo
lowing nominations for postmaster-s:
Peter F. Sapoch, Blacksburg: George
Blailey, Greenwood: F. M1. Cross,
WVestminster: Arthur Garner. Ti'n
mionsville: Luther McLaurin, McColl.
Old Musket Full or Life.
-A musket which had no' been fired
since 1891 went off Saturday at Co
lumbia while in the hands of Jim
Williams and seriously njured an
rhe United States Post Office Depart
ment is Perfecting Plan to Reduce
the Cost of Living.
Preliminary steps have been taken
)y the post office department to per
'ect its plan for reducing the cost of
iving by having parcel post carry
!arm products direct to the door of
!onsumers. Ten cities were selected
:o begin the work of establishing di
rect connection between producer and
yonsumer. Postmaster General Bur
teson already having issued an order
ermitting the use of crates and boxes
for butter, eggs, poultry, vegetables
ind fruit shipped by parcel post.
Orders Saturday went to the post
masters at Boston, Atlanta, St. Louis,
;an Francisco, Baltimore, Detroit, La
.ross, Wis., Lynn, Mass., Rock Is
land, Ill., and Washington, directing
them "to receive the names of per
ons who are willing to supply farm
produce in retail quantities by parcel
post." Printed lists of these names
will be distributed among- town and
city patrons.
"By the use of the lists," said First
Assistant Postmaster General Roper,
"the city consumer can: get in touch
with a farmer, who will fill -his week
ly order for farm produce. The con
sumer will receive the product fresh
from the country and the farmer will
be relieved of carrying his produce
to market, as the rural carrier will
make daily collections at the farm
er's own door of the retail shipments
to city consumers.
"The point has been raised that
difficulty will be experienced in the
return of hampers and other con
tainers. The farmer may use inex
pensive hampers whose value would
not warrant their return or he may
use the higher grade hampers for
which he may include an additional
charge to be credited to the consum
er on return of the hamper by parcel
"The postmaster general is con
vinced that this plan is the one thing
necessary to enable the people of this
country to enjoy the potential bene
fits of the parcel post. The post
master general's plan is designated
to provide for the most economical
distribution of those products whidh
are consigned in the form and condi
tion in which they are produced."
Girrs Alleged Traducer Victim 6f
Seven Angry RBlatives.
Horsewhipped, covered with tar,
and otherwise roughly handled "by
seven assailants, one of them a wo
man, who charged him with making
derogatory remarks about a thirteen
ear-old girl, Arthur Bryan, seventeen
years old, of St. Helena. Md., had an
exciting experience Sunday night. Ac
cording to young Bryan, he was pass
ing a church on his way to a party,
when he was met by John Hughes,
who told him Mrs. Hoare wished tc
see him behind the church.
He went there and was Immediate
ly seized by six of the persons named,
Hughes joining the party at the same
time. While two of the Hoare boys
held him, shaking him roughly, the
father and mother, Bryan says, charg
ed him with circulating injurious re
ports concerning their daughter, Em
Bryan was declaring his innocence
of this, when his hat was knocked
from his head, and, firmly grasped
by his captors, he was dragged tc
where a bucket of steaming tar was
standing, Mrs. Hoare beating hini
with the horsewhip all the while.
Hot tar was daubed all over his cloth
ig, and then on his face and hair,
he says, umtil the pain caused him tc
lose consciousness
Methodist Bishops' Veto of Carnegies
Millions Annulled.
The Tennessee supreme court Sat
urday decided the case involving the
control of Vanderbilt university of
the university board of trustees. TIh4
court held the board of trust to be a
self-perpetuating body. The court
however, held that the board o0
trust's selections are subject to con
firmation by the general conferenc
or the church's board- of education
Under the decision the college 01
bishops veto of the acceptance by the
board of trustees of Andrew Carne
gi's million-dollar gift to the Van
derbilt medical department is with
out effect. The court held that Coin
modore Cornelius Vanderbilt and noi
the Southern Methodist church .was
the founder and original patron oj
Vanderbilt university.
Lancaster Men Purchase Blind Tige1
Booze and Get Fixed.
George F. Kennington and Johi
Adams White, Henry Bell and 1ke
Barnes, colored, of Lancaster, ar4
dead as the result, it is said, of drink
ing blind tiger whiskey. They lIved
in different parts of the county and
came to town Monday and boughta
pint. which they all drank befori
starting for their homes. It is clat
ed when they reached home the:s
were taken violently ill and died it
a few minutes.
Youthful Burglar Confesses.
Joseph Cardone, 15 pears old, oi
New York, Saturday showed to the
police twenty-one paratment house!
which he had robbed.
Restores Stolen Teeth.
Twenty Oakland. Cal., inhabitant!
had to be fed on liquid food last
week until WV. F. Rocke, a burglar,
confessed to stealing their false
Man Pierced by Sharp Timber.
While operating a planer at hi!
saw mill near Lexington. D. B. Rawl!
was Saturday hit by a piece of flying
timber, causing a dangerous injury.
Injured in Mill Belt.
Dock Brewerton, eleven years old,
of Glendale, near Spartanburg. was
caught in a belt Tuesday ano. rroh
Ulster Leaders Assert that Govern
ment's Action is Surrender-Say
Future on Home Rule Bill is
Doubtful-Ulster's Claws Have
Been Seen.
The defection of the English army
officers who refused to serve in Ul
ster is a closed incident, but its con
sequences are likely to prove far
reaching. Premier Asquith and Col.
Seely, secretary of stte for war,
made explanations before an excited
and turbulent House of. Commons
Monday that the whore affair was
the result of a misunderstanding.
This misunderstanding, it was in
-ferred, although they did not direct
ly say so, was due to misconstruction
of the government's plan by the com
manding general, Sir Arthur Paget,
whereby he informed the officers in
Ireland that they were to .move on
Ulster for:a -repssi campaIgn.
6en' Paget and three. sehior. offi
cers from +he Curragh camp-Gen.
Gough, Col. McEwan and Col. Par
ker-were summoned to London for
a conference. According to official
statements the misunderstanding has
been cleared away and these officers
returned Monday night to Ireland.
Prior to their departure they said
they were entirely satisfied. The
terms on which the officers remain at
their posts were not disclosed, but the
general belief is that they were assur
ed they would nQt be compelled to
fight against the Ulster men. This
Is considered a distinct surrender by
the government.
The Unionists firmly believe that
the government has participated In
a fiasco. They think that the most
enterprising spirits of the cabinet,
David Lloyd George and Winston
Spencer Churchill, were the chiel
movers in the plan and that the gov
ernment proposed a wholesale move
ment of troops into Ulster to over
come the covenanters by the display
of- superior force and the arrest of
their leaders and that the plan was
frustrated only by the opposition ol
the officers.
Some of the Unionist members as
sert that Andrew Bonar Law recently
received a letter quoting one of the
highest officers In Ireland as saying:
"Bly Saturday there will be hundreds
of dead in Ulster." The Unionists
also accuse the government of making
a scapegoat of Gen. Paget for their
own "colossal blunder".
The future of the home rule bill
is in doubt. No declarations of "full
steam ahead' nor -"meeting. force
with force" were heard Monday from
-the Liberals in the debate in the
House of Commons. None of the fire
and firmness which permeated the
speeches of ministers only last weel
was in evidence. The army has
checkmated the government, accord.
lug to the Unionists' view, and the
covenanters of Ulster have won theli
No one will be surprised if the gov
ernment soon relinquishes armed
force, as its action had the Imme.
diate result of striking a shower 01
sparks of class jealousies.
Liberal newspapers of high stand
ing and influence, like The Daill
Chionicle and The Daily Nen prini
-bitter denunciations of the offcers s
part of the Tory aristocracy which in
sists upon the prerogative of ruling
the country against the will of the
-people and demand the democratiz
tion of the army and that the systeu
of offcering it from the sons of the
rich 'be superseded by a systeir
whereby offcers may be promoted
from the ranks.
IHarry Gregory Said to Have Beer
Fatally Wounded.
News came Tuesday .morning o:
the shooting Monday night, at Ker.
shaw, of Harry Gregory, a promineni
young businerss man of -Kershaw. A4
Mr. Bollin, of Columbia, is accused
of the crime. The shooting tool!
place in a lot in the rear of a blod~
of stores between 8 and 9 o'cloca
and it is said there were no eye-wit.
nesses. Gregory was shot througl:
the stomach, the ball passing entirelj
through his body, inflicting, it it
said, what will prove a fatal wound
Gregory was taken to Rock Hill foi
an operation. No arrests have beer
Georgia Man Said to Have Been Mis
taken for Burglar.
Jesse Zorn, 28 years old, was shol
and fatally wounded in his own home
at Sycamore, Ga., on Tuesday nighi
by persons who suspected that he was
a burglar.
A negro informed G. W. and A. J
Clark, nearby residents, that a mar
was acting strangely at the Zori
home. The Clarks learned that Mrs
Zorn was at church and when the)
investigated Zorn had reached the in
terior of his home. They commander
- im to give an explanation. Zort
made no reply. He attempted to es
cape from a rear door and was shol
three times. His doctor stater thai
he was frightened speechless.
Watchman and Bandit Killed.
In a battle which followed the dis
covery of an outlaw in a box car neas
Coronaca, Cal., Saturday a railroad
watchman and the bandit was killed
| |
Tried to Wreck Train.
An attempt to wreck a train neai
Edgefield Monday was made by piling
crossties on the track. Quick actiota
by the engineer prevented a wreck.
Gasoline Explosion Fatal.
One man was killed and 24 autos
destroyed when fire reached some
gasoline tanks in a Toledo, Ohio, gar
age, Saturday.
Robbers Loot Bank.
Robbers wrecked the vault of the
First National Bank of Gallatin,
Tenn., Friday and escaped with $18,
Orangeburg Leads With Over 80,000;
Spartanburg is Second With Over
William J. Harris, director of the
census, department of commerce, an
nounces the preliminary report of
cotton ginned by counties in South
Carolina for the crops of 1913 and
1912. The report was made public
at 10 a. m. on Friday, March 20.
Quantities are In running bales,
counting round as half bales. Linters
are not included.
1913. 1912. on
Abbeville . . 34,280 28,975 co
Aiken . . . . 48,025 36,873 in,
Anderson . . 73,146 54,577 gr
Bamberg . . 27,692 19,932 sti
Barnwell . . . 58.878 43,407 th
Beaufort . . . 8,168 5,920 o
Berkeley . . . 13,475 10,809 1W
Calhoun . . . . 27,960 22,231 st'
Charleston . . 15,832 11,686 I
Cherokee . . . 18,080 14,107
Chester . . . 32,275 31,212 10
Chesterfield . . 31,709 31,864 ml
Clarendon . 40,268 35,469 c
Colleton . . . . 19,605 15,232 Pu
Darlington . . 38,456 40,420 tu
Dillon . . .. 3.7,752 39,048 '
Dorchester . . 16,661 13,528 co
Edgefield . . .. 33,201 27,436 th
Fairfield . . . 26,323 26,462 tic
Florence . . . 44,282 38,965 wl
Georgetown . 8,866 3,157 th
Greenville . . . 44,651 34,585 an
Greenwood . . 33,782 30,125 50
Hampton . . . 19,902 14,774 m
Horry . . . . . 10,416 10,259
Jasper . . . . . 6,196 5,142
Kershaw . . . 27,608 25,916 sh
Lancaster . . . 25,634 26,144
Laurens . . . 45,312 35,638 0*
Lee . . . . . 38,520 34,093 th
Lexington . . . 26,018 22,942 th
Marion . . . . 17,890 18,439 a
Marlboro . . . 56,582 71,208 ar
Newberry . . 40,413 34,510
Oconee . . . . 20,792 15,516 wi
Orangekburg . . 80.294 60,699 pr
Pickens . . . . 19,212 14,161 0b
Richland . . . 22,679 21,172
Saluda . . . 26,054 23,551 w
Spartanburg . . 73,301 57,811
Sumter . . . . 41,170 34,426
Union . . . . . 20,706 17,529 t
Williamsburg . 26,494 23,894
York . . . . . 40,849 40,400
Total . . . .1,414,409 1,224,245 pr
Sparks on Roof, Defective Flues and fo
Care1osness Responsible.
In , rt of the Insurance com- su
pa : ade to the State department
of - - for fire losses during m
the 7 . February, appears also st
a very . ,resting table showing the th
causes of 108 fires which had been re- su
ported to it. The cause of these fires ev
property, 6; Carelessness, 21; Coals m
from grate or fireplace, 8; Defective w'
flues, 16; Defective electric wiring, gr
4; ExplosIon of gas stoves, 2; Explo- ~c
sion in moving picture machIne, 1; th
Explosion of lamp, 1; Foreign sub- of
stance in machinery, 2; Lightning, Ur
1; Matches In cotton, 1; Rats and
matches, 4; Sparks from locomotive, ad
1;. Sparks on rooff *27; Spontaneous se
com,bustion, 1; Stoves, 2; Suspicious as8
or incendiary, 3. t
The total losses paid by insurance ai
companies in the State during Feb- dc
ruary covered 158 fires, and amount- PC
ed to $85,352.65. Out of this, the TI
amounts paid In the towns In this pr
part of the State was as follows: al.
Bowman, 327; ICope, $1,260; Orange- W
burg, $76.50; Sally, $9,450. This ar
does not mean that there were not 5M
more losses sustained during the Pr
month, but this is the amount paid
during the month.
Gets $5,000 and Makes His Escape inD
an Automobile. i
A bandit Monday shot the cashier of
of the Union Bank of Altoona, Pa.. B1
wounded a depositor and got away in th
an automobile with a,bout $5,000. or
A young man entered the bank In the dc
central part of the city, pointed a re- pr
volver at Mr. Burton, the teller, and la
demanded the bank's money. Bur- ar
ton ducked behind the counter, the In
trader vaulted over the iron screen er
and landed inside. e
The cashier, A. P. Turner, turned in
in his chair just as the robber fired, is,
the bullet striking him in the stom- It:
ach. A bookkeeper and another em- he
ployee escaped through a door while to
the teller lay concealed ip a corner. vc
The robber gathered into a satchell ti<
all the loose bills he found on the D<
counters, and after wounding a de- ac
positor who entered the bank, walk- in
ed out to the street, firing in every
direction and chasing everybody to as
cover. w
*4* ti<
Unidentified Suspect is Taken From di
Mississippi Jail and Hanged. R<
An unidentified negro, arrested Fri- ~
day at Inverness, Miss., charged with c
the killing of Samuel Lusco, who was
in charge of a car of fruit en route t.
from New Orleans to Memphis, was th
taken from the town jail Saturday t
night by a mob and hanged from a
railroad trestle. The negro, employ- '
ed by Lusco as a helper, shot and ca
killed his employer, it is alleged, tr
whil', the train to which their cargo sli
was attached was en route from In- i
verness to Isola, presumably for the T
purpose of robbery.le
Grocer Runs Amuck. se
Herman Kabansky of Washington, a
a grocer, ran amuck Saturday and PCt
shot three persons. He then wound
ed himself and had a pistol duel withe
a policeman.
Loses Leg in Accident.
While attempting to cross a rail
road track in his auto Monday at se
Edgefield, Mr. C. W. Waites was hit fr
by a train. His right leg had to be de
cut off. tii
Boy Loses Fingers.
While playing with an axe Sunday;
Willie Pittman, four-year-old son of Li
3. F. Pittman, of Lancaster, cut off we
his index finger and most of two lei
ly Hope Left for Suffragists Is to
Agitate Repeal of the Fifteenth I
Amendment, Thus Securing Solid
Sonthern and Western Support in
Their Cause. t
ast Thursday's vote in the Senate 1
the Ashurst resolution to submit a
istitutional amendment prohibit
States from discriminating on the
>und of sex in their suffrage re
ictions, together with the vote on
amendments submitted to the res
LtiOn by the Mississippi senators,
.ving to the States the choice of re
Ictions in all respects except sex,
de two points plain.
The first is that Senator Borah of
va was right in warning the wo
in suffrage advocates that they
ild not hope to accomplish their
rpose through the Federal consti
ion while the Fifteenth amend
nt remained in that instrument,
nplicating the question of sex with
it of "race, color or previous condi
n of servitude." Many believe,
th Mr. Borah, who is the giant of
B Republican side, that racial
endments in the constitution ab
Lutely preclude the adoption of vo
tn suffrage by Federal interposi
Others, however, see hope for the
ort-cut attainment of woman suf
ge in the possibilities of the sec
d point, which was made clear by
a vote of last Thursday. That is
a demonstration that the Southern
d some of the Western senators
a ready to vote for a woman suf
Lge amendment if it be coupled
th repeal of the racial suffrage
Dvisions of the constitution. Some
servers in Washington, including
ti-woman suffragists as well as
ros", look for a juncture of these
o currents of political thought
ich will have an effect in Increas
force like that of the juncture of
a Mississippi with the Missouri.
Thursday the suffrage senators
stered thirty-five votes for their
position. About a score of sena
rs who voted against it voted for
a amendments coupling It with the
peal of the racial suffrage provi
ms of the constitution. If these two
rees had been united there would
ve been a total of over fifty votes,
ssibly fifty-four votes, for woman
To carry the resolution for sub
sIon of an amendment to the
Ltes would have required two
irds, or sixty-four votes. Without
ch a union of forces it would be
en harder to get a suffrage amend
mt ratified by the states than it
uld be to get it submitted by con
ss, because the ratification of the
ntitutonal amendments requires
a affirmative votes of three-fourths
the states, casting their ballots as
There are Southern senators who
mit privately, though not them
ves advocates of woman suffrage
a separate Issue, that they regard
e adoption of a constitutional
iendment .by the combination just
scribed as among the reasonable]
ssbilities of the present decade.
Ley believe that the suffragists will
ofit by the object lesson given by
of the Southern and some of the
estern senators in Thursday's vote
d undertake to furnish the South
d Pacific West the necessary "quid
o quo".]
It is amusing to supporters of the
ilson administration to hear the3
teries that proceed successively
am the two Republican rings of the
litical circles because of the alleg
.purloining of "tricks" by the
imocrats in the big central ring.
hen President Wilson made his de
erance early in the session in favor
presidential primary elections, the
ill Moosers emitted a loud yell to
e effect that this was avowedly and
iginally "Progressive Republcan"
'ctrine, and that the Democratic
esident was committing political
reeny in appropriating it without
y acknowledgment.
The administration has never tak
.any notice of this complaint, the
istence of any foundation for it be
g entirely a matter of opinion. It
no doubt, the view of the major
of the Democrats in congress, per
,p, that it would be best to leave
the Bull Moose the business of ad
cating such a primary by constitu
mal amendment and make the
~mocratic movement one towards
compishing the same result by the
dependent action of the states.
Now the regular Republicans are
dressing the welkin vociferously
th the charge that the administra
n policy of establishing an inter
Lte trade commission, provided for]
the Covington bill, recently intro
ced, with the president's backing
an infringement upon the regular
~publcan patent. The Republicans
it out that their platform of 1912
ntained a specfic endorsement of
e interstate trade commission idea,)
iereas neither the Democratic nor
e Moose platform had anything on
As the Republicans are going to
te for the trade commission be
use of their platform, the adminis
Ltion leaders are laughing in their
eves. The Bull Moosers are go
to fight the commission bill.
Ley are inclined to backc the idea of
alizing and licensing monopoly ac
rdng to the Perkins-Munsey pre
ription. Here again the Democrats
pleased. As to the congressional
wer of the Moosers, it amounts to
te, as they have only seventeen
m in the House and only one avow
partner in the Senate.
Prof. Hand Released.
Prof. W. H. Hand, State High
aool inspector, has been released
m his contract to serve as presi
it of Anderson college and will con
iue In his present capacity.
Most Distressing Accident.
While passing through a door. Miss
llian Lominick of Newberry county
.s killed Thursday when a shot gun
ning on the wall fell down and
mpresses Callers That He is Onxious
for His Party to Take Off Exemp
President Wilson declared Monday
hat in seeking the repeal of the
'anama tolls exemption he not only
ras seeking that the nation do what
t was bound in honor to do, but was
oing the way of the majority in the
)emocratic party. He pointed out
bat when the Panama canal act was
iassed a majority of the Democrats
hen in the House of Representatives
-oted against the tolls exemption,
nd that only by a coalition of a
inority of Democrats with a num
er of Republicans did the measure
ecome law.
This announcement was taken in
ministration circles as the presi
ent's answer to the argument at the
altimore platform made the tolls T
xemption Democratic doctrine. The
rssident is under'tood to believe
hat the majority opinion of the Dem
crats in the House, as last express
d, was a result of more deliberate V1
onsideration of the questioa than
as possible at the Baltimore con
The president made no secret to
allers of his anxiety for the repeal R<
easure to come to a vote. Asked
f he thought influences were at work
o prolong debate unnecessarily, Mr.
Vilson said he did not know, but it
ertainly appeared to him as if there
iad been filibusterng; that minori- at
ies always flilibustered and disclos- im
d themselves in filibusters. M
The president is confident that he v9
vill have the majority of his party &3
)ehind him in the House when the ti
'epeal comes to a vote. He has been rc
Lssured that at least 200 Democrats F:
Lnd many Republicans will support fO
im. Senator James of Kentucky
ias informed the president the vote b(
n the Senate would be at least 58 di
,o 24 in favor of the repeal. ti
There seemed little prospect Mon- C
lay night of getting the Sims repeal h
)ill before the House until late in the ai
eek at the earliest. Debate on the at
ivers and harbors appropriation bill I
s dragging along slowly wth no pros- ul
>ect of immediate conclusion. Mon- I
lay the apparent efforts of members I
o prolong discussion of trivial mat- tl
ers brought constant reference by r(
hampions of the toll exemption re
ieal to filibustering tactics. ti
o Effort Made to Save Negro Ci- r
dren Locked in House. h
A pitiable story of the death of tc
our small negro children of Cheraw 01
ame to light. It seems that John a)
Warshal and his wife, two hard work- w
*ng negroes, went to work Thursday C
norning and left their children lock- li
Id up in the house. Later fire was ti
liscovered in the building when si
lames were seen issuing from the si
oof and a passerby turned in an ti
ilarm. When the firemen arrived, sm
:hey found the house tightly locked
ad no sign of life anywhere. ri
Having no reason to suppose that ci
:hese was any~body in the house, the ft
firemen turned their attention to o1
fighting the blaze, which proved stub- T
orn and was not subdued until the ri
louse had been almost entirely de- ti
;troyed. Finally, when the house was T
n ruins, the parents of the children
ppeared and began to Inquire of per- o1
ons still In the neighborhood for a
:heir children. When told that no a,
me had been taken from the house o!
md they realized that their children di
lad been burned to death, the grief B
f the negro couple was pitiful to be- w
old. A
Uabama Troops Arrive Too Late to
Save Black Fiend.
Charles Young, a negro, was lynch
d two miles from Clantonx, Ala.. ,
saturday night by a mob of citizens,
or assaulting a white woman living
m short distance from Clanton. Troops
were rushing from Montgomery to
protect the negro, but arrived too s
Late. The assault was a most brutal
>ne. The victim was badly beaten '
ad bruised about the head and face
ad after the negro had committed
the outrage and robbed her home, he .
ooked about for some weapon with
which to kill her, but her pleadings 1
nd screams frightened him away be
Core he could accomplish this. Fol
owing news of the crime, dogs were
put on the negro's trail, but they d
ould not follow the scent. Posses,
iowever, began a search and Young I
vas captured.
[eaders Held Important Meeting in
Congressman Lever's Office.
A conference of importance to s,
south Carolina was held Tuesday at m
Representative Lever's office, in ai
hich the participants were Mr. ha
sever, President Riggs, of -Clemson m
:ollege; officials of the National De- ti
prtment of Agriculture, including T:
3. H. Rawl and State Veterinarian ts
~owell. The conference had refer- ai
nce to tick eradication in the State le
and full details of the plans for the ni
vork will be made public later. gi
Guns go to Embassy.
The shipment of arms recently
;ent to Mexico by the United States h<
;overnment, and which were report- m
d held up by Huerta, was delivered s c
Luesday. ar~
What Snow Cost New York. te
The street cleaning commission of
ew York announced Monday that
$2,400000 had already been spent in
'emoving snow from the streets. o~
Negro Prisoner Shot. st
Dennis Abram, a negre prisoner in wi
he Augusta polict .rracks, was kill- ki
d Monday by an officer who he had bt
>at into semi-consciousness.
Bloodhounds Catch Negro.
Bud Simpson, a Columbia negro, te
was Saturday trailed by bloodhounds a
'rom the scene of a burglarized house ar
The Fact
No amount of mi:
peddlers of alum baki
gling with chemicals,
or cooked-up certific
any kind, can change
Royal Baid
has been four
clal cxaminalk
highest leaven
free from alum,
purity and w:
Royal Baking Po
for making finest and i
bel Chieftain Establishes Base for
His Action Against City-Battle
Expected to be Decisive.
Having cleared the way for a direct I
tack on Torreon by his success last
establishing a base at Durango,
xico, and driving in the federal ad
nee guard from Mapimi, Tlahualilo
ramento, Noe, Brittingham June
n and smaller points in the envi
ns of the Huerta stronghold, Gen.
ancisco Villa, the rebel chief, left
r the South.
The zigzag front of khaki clad re
s, including the almost naked In
ns who offered their services and
ose of their bows and arrows at
ihuahua a month ago, but who
Le been given modern uniforms
d arms, was nearest the enemy last
Brittingham Junction, only seven
les north of Torreon. Other col
ns were 15, 20 and even more
les away, but all were reported in
otion along the route, opened by
e vanguard, in the direction of Tor
The first impcrtant movement of
e week just passed took place when
n. Villa, having appeared suddenly
om Chihuahua, set his troops in mo
n early last Friday morning from
ermo, about 10 miles north of Tor
on. Fifteen miles north of Durango
came upon a strong. advance col
n of the federals who are believed
have been under orders to retreat
1 appearance of the enemy. The
,pearance of the rebels, however,
as so sudden that the retreat be
me almost a rout. The federals,
e the rebels, were mounted, and
Le encounter became a sort of a
eplechase, with the pursuers
othred in the dust kicked up by
eir mounts, firing blindly from the
The fight continued at a gallop
ht into the streets of this little
ty, and here it was that most of the
eral losses occurred. The .bodies
108 were picked up by Villa's men.
e federals are believed to have car
d off those who were wounded In
s city, as only three were found.
e rebel loss was virtually nothing.
On the heels of the cavalry came
er troops, and Gen. Benavides with
superior force was sent by rail
~ainst Tlahualilo, a town northeast
Bermejillo. At a great Irrigation
tch shortly after leaving Bermejillo,
navides came upon a federal force
hich he estimated to number 400.
hour's engagement ensued as a
'sult of which the rebel commander
ported to Gen. Villa the rout of the
emy, leaving 90 dead on the field.
s own loss he reported as three kill
and seven wounded.
esident's Eyes Are Teardimmed as
Grants Desire of Lad.
The president of the United States
d aside the cares of state for a
rt while Monday to cheer a pale,
eak lad of twelve who was brought
the White House on a stretcher.
arry Winthrop Davis, of Sewickley,
ann., was the president's caller. He
paralyzed and his strength is slow
He told the president how he had
ayed to see him until his mother
d arranged a meeting through Mrs.
ilson. The president's eyes were
ned as he walked away after
Latting for several minutes with the
vo Miners and Shanty Engulfed in
3Mountain Crack.
Two miners and a shanty were
~allowed by an earth fissure on the
untain side at Sandoh, Pa., Friday,
d although large forces of men
Le been working both Inside the
Ines and at the surface, no trace of
e men or building can be found.
aey may have been dropped a dis
nce of 500 feet or any portion of it,
d t may require some weeks to
.r their fate. A third man work
near the shanty .4ved himself by
asping a steam pipe.
Farmer Finds Wife Dead.
While at work in a field near his
ne Monday Carroll Hawkins, a far
er of Brooks county, Ga., heard the
nd of a pistol shot in the house
EL rushing thither found his wife
.ed, a bullet hole through her left
Tried to Conceal Crime.
Francis Burden, sixteen years old,
Buffalo, N. Y., was shot Friday
ght while attempting to enter a*
ore. Rather than explain the
und in his knee he took a pocket
iife and attempted to cut out the
Heart Failed at Lost Job.
V. L. Mann of Gaffney, a carpeni
r, dropped dead Wednesday within
ew minutes of being informe I that
irepresentation by the
ng powders, no jug
or pretended analysis,
tes, or falsehoods of
the fact that
ag Powder
i by the offi
ns to be of the
Ing efficiency,
and of absolute
wder is indispensable
nost economical food.
His Resignation, is Expected as Re
sult of Mistake Which He Commit
ted in Giving Assurance to Ofieers
That They Would Not be Used to
Suppress Ulster.
The English government Wednee
day published its promised statement
of its dealings with the revolting of
ficers of the Third cavalry brigade
and the House of Commons held an
other heated and disorderly session.
Between the documents presented
and the various statements drawn
from cabinet ministers, vital facts of
the affair were made clear. They re
veal a comedy, or tragedy, of errors
perpetrated by Col. Seely, secretary
for war, and Sir Arthur Paget, com
manding the troops in Ireland.
Col. Seely took all the blame on
himself. He frankly declared he had
made a great mistake. His written
assurances to Gen. Hubert Gough
that to use all the forces of the crown
in Ireland or elsewhere to maintain
order and the support the civil pow
ers in the ordinary exercise of their
duty but has no intention whatever
to taking advantage of this right to
crush political opposition to the pol
icy or the principles if the home rule
bill" was given without the knowl
edge of the cabinet and contrary to
its policy.
The war secretary tendered his
resignation to Mr. Asquith but the
premier refused to accept it. The
governments has withdrawn Col.
Seely's guarantees. Thus the situa
tion with respect to Gen. Gough and
his 59 comrades who sent in their
papers is still in a state of suspence.
The most important revelations of
the day were that the government
did plan an impo~rtant military and
naval demonstration on Ulster. Win
ston Spencer Churchill, first lord of
the admiralty, confirmed reporta that
he had ordered the third. battleship
squadron and a torpedo flotilla to
Irish waters .but explained that when
the military arrangements had not
been carried out he countermanded
the orders by wireless-an explana
tion which the Unionists received
with jeers.
The blunder Gen. Paget made ap
pears to have been in giving a practi
cal ultimatum to officers of the cav
alry brigade, to say whether they
would take active service in Ulster.
The cabinet Monday framed a gen
eral statement of the officers' posi
tion and duty under the law, and Col.
Seely freely admitted that his error
was in yielding to Gen. Gough's de
mand for a written assurance that
the army would not be used to sup
press the covenanters.
Premier Asquith's statements that
the officers should return to duty un
conditionally, it is declared, were
made in good faith. The prime min
ister made plain to the House of
Commons the government's position
regarding the army, declaring he
would not assent to the claim of any
body of men in the service of the
crown to demand assurances of what
they would be required to do in cir
cumstances which had not arisen.
Sir Edward Grey spoke even more
strongly. He said: "The govern
ment is prepared to use force to what
ever extent is required to make the
will of the country prevail. That
is a contingency which can not arise
for a long time, and we will labor to
avoid it."
Much of the debate In the House
of Commons consisted of fiery denun
ciations of the military aristocracy.
Government members were placated
by revelations, but there reman
among Radicals and Laborites a
strong and outspoken dissatisfaction
with the whole affair. Many think
the matter would have been allowed
to rest except for the almost unani
mous attacks by the Liberal press
over what they speak of as Gen.
Gough's victory.
All talk of a compromise on the
home rule bill for the time is sus
pended. Conservatives hold that re
cent events have shown that no com
promise is possible, except on the un
conditional exclusion of Ulster. The
Liberals say that would not be tom
promise, but surrender. Col. Seely's
transfer to another cabinet post is
predicted and the announcement and
acceptance of the resignations of
Gen. Paget and Gen. Gough would be
no surprise.
Roy Scared to Death.
The sudden honking of a flock of
geese Saturday frightened Frank
Chunk, ten years old, of Racine, Wis.,
into convulsions. The boy, who had
a weak heart, died shortly after
Accidentally Kills Self.
While repairing a revolver Sunday
at Colorado Springs, Col., F. S. Mac
Johnston. 56, a grandson of the
amous Con federate general, Albert
sidney Johnston, accidentally killed

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