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?BO.**, ?MAT uaw, um? og??o#ri>"*?i> nnwm uv? W*HT ?^IWIOH ST?WT OBOTTB MATH, '?LOMOM j? TB* 04??7
BE?raTOBVl?iL?, 8. CORIDA Y .j?DECEMBER C4, 1906.
And Deposed from Hie Minstry
and the Church.
NOTICE OF APPEAL
To tho General Conference of the Church
Qlvea by Creighton, Who Snys He
Will Fight tho Case to the
Bitter End. Some Plain
*Tho Jury of thirteen from the South
Carolina Conference appointed by
Bishop Wilson to ?ry the Rev. O. W.
Oreigton? of tho Christian Appeal,
for libeling tho preBldiug oldors of
tho oonforenoe in stating that thoy
constituted a ring to control the oon
ferouoo' and that for years thoy had
been grafting on the pooplo and thc
preachers by being .ablo to oontrol the
appointments, reported Its verdlob to
tho conference Wednesday morning.
The verdiob "sustains tho ohargo"
and linds that "he ls hereby deposed
from tho ministry and is expelled
from the membership of tho Metho
dist Episcopal ohuroh, South."
Three of the thirteen votiug mem
bers of tho jury refused to sign thc
report- They aro the Riva. J. B.
Traywlok, W. B. Wharton and W.
Soon as the report was read, and it
iras rooelvcd in silence, there being
no dlsoussion of it undor tho ohuroh
law, Rsv. A. Coko Mann, a defense
wlthees and a strong supporter of Mr.
Creighton, ai oso to a question of per?
?'All I want to say," be began
trembling with emotion, "is that li
that yordiot is true and oorreot, simi
lar oh'arges should he. brought aRainst
threetourths ot tho 'm> mber.'ihlp ol
.the church in thin afc?uo, for tho same
talk is hoing indulged in against tho
ring Mr. Creighton has attacked
"I riso to a point of ordor," SRld
the Rsv. Dr. John O. Wilson, at one
time a presiding older and for a num
ber of years editor of tho Southern
OhrlBtiau Advooato, lumping to hiB
foot and Interrupting Mr. Mann.
Tho point vf as at ot vo euatabicd,
?ndjv%A^?v?&^ov. Dr. J..W, Daniel,
?W^mm^^^ Creighton, had givon
' ""^^ .1 to tho general oom
henoo, tho conforonoo formally ad |
jonrn?d and tho annual appointments
were read. About two-thirds of thc
members of tho oonforonoe had loft
the olty in spite of Bishop Wildon's
request that members leave only on
permission of the oonfemuca, and
only a small crowd heard the verdict.
Mr. Creighton did not appear on the
floor of tho conference.
Ho says he bas Just begun his Oght
against what bc lei mn tho ring con
trolling the oonforenoe and that he
proposes to preach and lecture
throughout tho state in addition to
oarrying on a mest stinging cam
palgn in his newspaper. He says
the laity knows that ho is right."
"Of course tho vordlot 1B a sovoic
blow,"said Mr. Creighton, "bub 1 do
not fool casb down or discouraged.
Tho Jury was packed with reen pre
judiced against my casu. The Hiv.
Mr. Walkur, for instance, who beads
the list, oonduota a negro Bohool In
Augusta, and everybody knowe that I
have attacked that sort of thing un
sparingly as tho cause of friction ba
tween the ?ces in the south.
"There was ampin evidence from
the Rev. Messrs. 0. B. Smith, A. li.
Watson, P. A. Murray, A. Coko
Mann, and others, to sustain tho
iharges I preferred against tho pre
siding elders and others controlling
this conference through thc appoint
ments, nine-tenths of which thoy
diotatc, that they constitute a ring
to run things, and graft on the
prcaoh?rs and tho people They
would not allow mi to have a stenog
rapher, but we v/lll doraand a tr&UB
ortpt of tho evldonco from their ato
nogiapher, In order to parfeot tho ap
Following ls a copy of tho verdict:
"The committee appointed to try
the oase of C. W. Creighton, charged
with groiia Immorality, report that
they havo oarcfuily and prayerfully
considered tho Kamo and lind as
"Charge 1: Specifications 3, 4, 6,
7, 0, 10 and 13 aro sustained.
~-%-^OJ.iargo 2i Speculations 4 and 6
"Aud thtt?^thcao specifications sus
tain tho ohargo,. and ho ls boroo/ dis
posed from tho ministry and ls ex
pelled from tho membership of the
Methodist Episcopal church, South.
"(Signed) George Williams Waiker,
D. M. MoI'j'JOd, A. N. Brimson, J. D
Orout, C. C. Horbcrt, W. M- Duncan,
R. L. Holroyd, D. Tiller, John G.
lieokwlth, L, L. Bcdenbaugh, oouimlt
"L. E. Beaty, ohftirman; J. M.
Steadman and S. B. Harper, Btoroba
It should bo explained that ohargos
1 ano 2 are not dillorent oxoopt as to
timo. Tho ci?mso under thc li rsl
ohargo occurred prior to tho last con
foronoo and others occurred nineo tho
Tho prcBiding ciders Mr. Creighton
abtackod wero H. W. Bays, J. S Bi as
loy, John E. Cardillo, U.M. Brown,
W. P. Meado wu, Marlon Dargan, lt
H. Jones, IC: P, Taylor and J. W.
Following Is a su m wary of the
charges against Mr. Creighton, 00
whioh tho oommlttoo acted:
Charge 1. "Wo ohargo C. W. Creigh
ton with gross immorality."
Charge 2. "Wo charge C. W. Creigh
ton with gross Immorality, whjoh uah)
gross immorality occurred bubsequont
to tho last annual oonfor.moe, but be?
fore the investigating oommlttoo bo
gan Its work "
This alleged gross immorality con
Bistod of lying a*?d slander as specified
In the detailed ohargos,
The gpeoltioations under thess two
oliVgoa on willoh Creighton was found
gulley and tho roport of the oomnalt
toe was based are, in brief, as follows:
"HpcoitlcatiovA No. 3, uudor ohargo
1: The abortion r^ade by Mr. Creigh*
con that tho presiding elder exorols?.
the power of a se\t perpetuating body,
in violation of the laws of theohuroh,
this assertion boing denominated- on
the specification aw follows:
Speol?oatlon No. 4: The assertion
that tho presiding elders sholve mon
who. for any reason do not sympathize
with them and approve their methods,
promote those who stand by them and
support eaoh otbor in doing it, this
assertion belog deolared to bo malic
Spoollhntlon No. 5: The assertion
that the presiding olders agroo upon
a method of forolng up their salaries
in violation of tho law of the ohuroh.
Spcollloation No. 7: An editorial in
the Christian APpoal of March "10,
1005, in whloh lt was charged that
the presiding olders were guilty of
heartless o ^nduot in grinding and ex
aoting exorbitant piopurtlon of the
Specification NJ. 0: An editorial In
whioh the following r.ocurs: "When
wo talco*Into consideration the oom
pstouoy and elllclonoy of the presid
ing oidora and tho amouut of servioe
whioh tho y render to tho ohuroh, wo
dhe.jvor a clear ease of graft." The
presiding olders mentioned in this
connection aro Hov. W. J. Stoke*;
(sinoo doooasod), Revs. W. P. Moa
dows, J. S. Beasley, .1. W. Ktlgo, H.
B. Browne and H. W. Bays.
Spao.tioatlon No. 10 rofors to an ed
itorial in tho Christian Appeal, at
tacking tho PvDv. E. O. Watson, who
was at that time acting as editor of
tho Southern Christian Advooato, and
who had lu that paper oallod on Mr,
Orelghton to speolfy what ho mean??
by tho uso of tho term "graft." Mr.
Watson ls referred to in this odltorlat
In contemptuous terms.
Speolllo:\tion No. 13 rolates to an at
took on Hov. Dargan, who had as
?urned personal support of a mission
?ry at au expense of 0750.
The article calla this contribution
ljy Bev. Mr. Dargan "A oonsoionoe
Under charlo No;2, spoclflcitlon 4
relates to Creighton's charge that tho
proBldlcg oidora of the Southern Caro
lina conference brought oharges
against him that they knew to bo
false. Spcollloation No. 0 relates to
an r.rtlolo by Mr, Creighton, referring
to Mr. H. ll. Jonos and oa-oonsplra
tors, oharging conspiracy of tho part
of tho presiding olders.
'Thoother spool ?cations whloh are
not referrod to In tho report of tho
trial oommlttee, it ls prc urned, wore
not sustained for look of su dictant ?v
id?neo. They were oLthn sault, gen
mal oh&niui}cr r.a r.iio.Vo whioh //oro
sustain which aro outllner
?h|? b, 'P?. V! noon other KfM- .
Tho character of G .. ~ J
flrsb attacked lo conference U?J years
ago and a oommlttee of investigation
was appointed. This committee con
sisted of Rev, M. L. Carlisle, I.lov. T.
C. O'Dell and Hov. lt. W. Berber. Tho
co - mlttoo reported in IOOG st Spar
tan burg that they did nob hr.t s suf
(ioiont evidence on whloh to ^o to
trial of tho oharges and reecomendod
that the case be !oft in tho bunds of
the presiding eider, in whoso district
Mr. Creighton was itationod. This
prodding elder was W. T. Dunonn, of
the Gukesbury district. Mr. Urelgh.
bon appointed tho following commit
tee to Investigate tho charges; Hov.
T. C. Odell, W. A. Mtmabeau and
Peter Stokes. Their report waa made
at the present session and upon that
report the c^mnitteo of trial was ap
pointed whose report waa submitted
Blow t?ovon into M'rAKniOiitB.
Ote white man, fl ve negroet and sn
Inoiau were literally blo\v;i into frag
merits by tho explosion of dynamite
In f. tunnel on the right of wry of thc
uaw South and Western IUI 1 road
Friday night ab Charlotte. The
white mah had hoon ordered to open
a box of dj ru mito for blasting pur
poses and started to comply. O ?ie
blow from a hammer exploded the
oontents and only a small fragment of
thc white mao, who was blown through
the tunnel, has hoon found. S'x others
wcro dismembered aud sovon wore se
riously injured. A mulo and oar were
blown through the portal of the tun
nel and down tho mounbuln side. Tho
car was wrecked, but t ho mule esoiip I
od unscratched and of bis own volition
galloped elf to the stable. Nob a tdn
gie person In tho tunnel escaped in
jury. 'J.'ho construction foroa in tun
ueliing through a mountain in a re
mote corner of the State abd owing
to its inaccessibility and Inability to
secure telephone communication the
names of tho dead arid I; jurod cannot
iio learned. The Indian was a Cher
okee from the reservation at Whittier,
< ?no Morn Mt?to.
Thc dolegates elected to tho Con
..ul tutional Convention In oklahoma
and Indian Territory assembled this
week to begin the (raming of thc
Constitution of tho state of Okla?
boma. Of M2 delegates nearly 100
are democrats. After tho Constitu
tion ls lluishod lt Will bo submitted
to tba two i.'eriltorlos for rabltloablou.
State Gillcers will be elected, and If
tho Constitution Is ratillod Oklahoma
will, by proclamation of the Presi
dent, h-oorno tho forty sixth State
of the Union. Tho Statu oulcors will
all be, democrats. Jt will eleot two
United States Senators who will also
i bo demoorats. There will be live Con
: gros-Jtuon, at lewiifchreo of them will
W?tor Odin 'o IIIK'I.
Water seems to be a noaro arMclo In
nomo parts of California. Tho Creon
wator correspondent of tho Saorl
monto Use says thero w>.s a water
famine in Creon wator last weok, and
for thrco days thc precious fluid sold
at 020 a barrel and at $1 a gallon lu
iimtvll quantities. The supply comes
from Alien's woll, thirty miles eait
of Creen water, and when the teams
played out under thu heavy traillo tho
prloo Jumped up. Finally nov/ horses
and a bigger tunk wore seourod and
tho prkio droppod to $7 a barrel
Thore aro moro than a thousand
pcoplo in Greenwater, and tho near
est water is thirty milos away. A
lilli ul"'uu UUVM waua auuuv f?u.
Old Man Rawlins and Alf Moore
Side by Side.
PAY DEATH PENALTY
For Ide Alurder of tin:- Carter Children
a Pew Miles Prom Valdosta, Qa.
On the Gallows Rawlins
Declared His Boys Inno?
J. G. Rawlins and Alf Mooro were
nuni? at Valdasto, Ga., on Tuesday
of last week for tho murder of Willie
and Garrie Garter, two ohlldron of
lUv. W. L. Garter, who ?llvod on a
farm adj lining IUwllns' a few miles
from Valdosta. Both IUwllns ?nd
Garter wore Baptist preaohers. Sov
oral years ago a disputo aroso as to
the line bobweon their rospootlvc
farm?. Litigation and bad blood ro
ulted. Gartor was wounded by a shot
from ambush and had Rawlins arrest
ed on the ohargo of attempted mar*
On July 13, 1005 & night attack wac
made on tho Gartor home. Two of the
children, Willie and Garrie Garter,
woro shot Just outside the house and
shots wero ilrod without effeot at Gar
ter and his wife and other daughter.
Tho wounded boy managed to drap
himself to tho houso and informed hit
paroo ts that Milton and Jeaso Raw
Uns had shot htm. Ho died tho nex'
day. Af ter shooting tho ohlldron, th<
attacking party attempted to set lire
to tho house, but wore tired upon and
driven iff without further casualties,
Tho trial, whioh lastnd two wtuks.
resulted in a verdict of death for the
elder Rawlins, bis sons Milton and
Jesso, and Alf Moore who was a ne
gro. Tho third son, Leonard Raw
lins, was given a Ufo sontenoo, as ao
complioo. Every logal expedient wat
resorted to, but the verdicts bavo beor;
austalnod tn o nob instance. Tho con
vlotlon of all the men was seoureri
obie Hy through the ooufosslon of Alf
Mooro, who claimed that he and the
boys wore or*~ it at tho Garter housr
v/h("- .en woro KUOti( |}Ut? thfct
w dono by Milton Raw
mod-.tibab old man
instigator, o? th?
THICIH Y.AST VISIT.
Sids, by Bide thc whlbo man and the
negro, principals in the bloodiest trag
ody that has over shocked tho heart
f south Georgia, paid tho penalty of
crimes upon the ?allows lu Lowndef
county Jill, before au approving party
of probably tlfty witnesses. The noone
leading to tho exeoutlon was at time.1
pathetic and then at timos almost
sensational In their human Interest.
At 0 o'clock, Mrs. Rawlins and hoi
two grown.daughters, all dressed ic
black and weeping, wt?re permitted to
enter thc prison o in?dor. They re
malnod with the oondomned husband
and father until 9:60, whon they left
after the lltial good-by bad boon said.
As tho heavily veilod women passed
out, tba great throng In tho Jail yard
and streets made woy for them, th
men lifting tholr bats cut of reupeoi
to their gri' f.
At 10 o'clock the nawspapor mon
uni sev. ral friends of the oondomued
mon wero admitted. Rawlins was
iressod in a nvgllgeo shirt, without
collar. Ile wore a blaok Baok ooat and
plaid trouper4. Ho stood In tho narrow
corridor into wbtob the door of bit
oell load and at tun other end of the
corridor wore bis sour-Milton, Jose.e
aud Leonard Old man Rawllnu, stand
ng tux foot and over, a perfect giant
?f strength and a plcturo of hoalth,
tiold his right hand high above his
bead on the bars of the cell and with
Lils left made emphatic gestures.
PLICADS FOU III? BOYS.
"Gentlemen," bo Bald, "to ono and
all I want to say that myiboys aro In
nooent, I am standing in tho pres
tmc? of God and the very shadow o!
death. If what 1 tell you ls a lie, then
J. G. Rawlins In responsible to his
maker. If you bellevo the He of the
negro, then you aro rosponslblo to
ycur Gjd. Hear mo, mon, mv boys are
Innooontj they ncvor had anything to
do with tho killing of tho Gartor chil
"Mr. Davis," ho said to Oaptaln B
H. Davis, a mombor of tho jury, whioh
oouvloted him. "I bavo no ill will to
ward you, you did what you thought
was honest and right, but you arc
wrong and tho truth will appear some
day. 1 bavo forgiven you and I ask
God to do tho same tiling." To others
MIA old man made tho same statoraont,
thanking Homo for their kindnoss and
good wishes, now and then denounc
ing hil attorney and the judge.
"When you bang old man IUwllns
today," he orlecl with fooling, "you
will be lynohlng him; this ls mob law
and not justice that I am getting; I've
been mobbed In Georgia, lu tho name
of the law."
Then T/urnlng to tho threo boys, the
old man would point his llngor at them
and doolaro tholr lnnuoenoo. "I won
der what's tho matter with tho sher
Iff, I -*>lsb he would oome on." Raw
lins dcc.larod, "I am tired of waiting,
I vfondor what's tho matter, what
time is lt."
BP?A KK OF Ll IS WIKK.
Turning to tho upturned faooa,
IUwllns said: "Pienso bo kind to
my boys, thoy are not guilty, but
boforo God I would rablior you would
bang thom nszt Friday and let thom
follow mo than to send thom to tho
penitentiary. Tho penitentiary will
mako eduoated dovlls of them."
Dr. McCird, IUwllns'spiritual ad
visor, pullod a store tag from the now
coat that the oondomnod man wore
and Rawlins, half smiling, said: "If
my wife had sion that Bho would
bavo taken it off, poor woman, poor
Rawline walked from tho stool cor
ridor Into thc j?d ball and plaood his
bands upon tho bars and pressod his
face olo^e to tho window. ''Gentle
men and ladies, and all," ho bogan,
"listen to me; my boys are innocent."
His plea for his three boys seamed
to make his own peril pale into signi
ficance. Frequently he would almost
! yoll at the orowds. "Now, do you uu
dorstand me? Do I make mysolf
MOOIUC DENOUNCES KAW LINS.
Rawlins addressed the crowd for Ave
minutes and at 10:25 Alf Moore, the
negro, was led from his ooh tu the i
front second story window of tho jail.
Moore looked long and eagorly into
the sea of faoos, in which tbore wore
many black ones. Moore's denuncia
tion of old man Rawlins showed groat
bittornosslin.the negroo's heart, as he
attributed his present oonditlon to his
partner in orlme.
"Listen one and all of you whlto
folks, and bin ck. folks," orlod tho ne
gro, gesticulating wildly, "Milton
ttawllns killed tho Garter children. 1
more this on tho stand in the oourt
bouBO and I swear lt again today.
Theso will be my last wort's, poople;
Milton Rawlins killed tho Garter oh 11
As tho negro spoke old man Raw
lins sat unmoved, not moro than throe
foot away. "It's a Ho," almost hiesod
Rawlins undor his broath. Finally
Sheriff Passmore ordered all in thc
itrcot bolow to stop questioning tho
At 10:35 a. m., af tor speaking ton
minutes, Mooro oriod: * 'Good bye" at
the top of his voloe and he and Raw
HOB woro led toward tho execution
ahaniber. Ea route, Rawlins stopped
for a photographer to make a picture
"I do this just so my wife and dill
dren oan have one," he repeated sov
oral time over to the photographer,
during tho prooeBs of taking tho plo
ture, tho man uever flinched a muBole
und his expression was stolid and al
Into tho exooutlon room tho jailers
?'.nd guards and party were ushered.
Rawlins leading tho way and Moore
following closely behind.
AT TEM GALLOWS.
At tho foot of tho steps leading to
the gallows, Rawlins sat down on the
drat stop. Tho negro walked toward
lira, holding out hts hand. Thon
foliowod an almost heated colloquy in
which both mon told tho other tho y
rad sworn tho trutl\ oaoh referred to
?ho faot that ho stood iii tho shadow
>f the gallows and on tho very brink
if death, but Rawlings maintained
(..hat his boys were innocent and the
togro swore that the statsment was
?ot true, and that bo himself? had
;old tho truth,
Tho boated interview was brought
to a oloqeby tho sheriff, who aanouun
--^vor v-o.nid bo r>ff?
on tho stool door, while above all
loomed tho grim death trap, decorat
ed with weights and levers aud ropos.
Pho prayer, a most fervent one, w?.s
offered by Rov. W. W. MoCord, for
morly of Atlanta.
This was followed by albouodiobion
\nd the party was in the act of mov
big towards tho scaffold, when tho
legro bogan a prayer, wonderful for
?ts wording and earnestness. Rut
aven in lils Unal prayer to his Master,
;ho nogro's bitter heart showed thore
was no forgiveness thoro for Rawlins,
whom he declared had brought him
o his doom. When Moore had llnlsh
id tho two men took their positions
on the scaffold, the trap was sprung
ind In a few sscouds they wero land
ed luto oternlty.
SAID 1I1CL.I, AW A ITU n HIM.
Tho night before he was hung
Rawlins denounced the editors, the
lawyers and tho proaohors, saying
obey wore all oowards. He said thore
's no suoh thing as Juetico in all the
world, and that his hanging would be
tssasslnation. Ho said ho had aover
nilled a man In hts Ufo, and that the
ciegro did tho crlmo for which he was
.0 bc lynched. Ile said that the
.ihorlff was tho luckiest man that
ovor lived bocauso he hoard that old
Uartor was going to mako him move
out of tho ojunty: "How luoky lt
would have boen for mo if I had drop
oed dead before I got in trouble with
Garter," ho said.
"The Ulolo tells of thc ovil spirits
(.hat llvo to haunt mon; wc aro dis
otnot'y told of tho ovil spirits that ]
went from a man Into a drovo of hogs
oauslng thom to drown themselves In
tho sea. I want my spirit when I
am dead and gono to haunt the oourt
oillolal to the ond of their days."
He also Jumpod on tho newspapers
He said ho believed that niuo hun
dred and nlnoty-nino In a thousand of
tba editors would go to boll heoause
thoy were too oowardly to light
against publlo sentiment." Rawlins
doolaros that ho will go to hell, hut
that lt will only glvo him an oppor
tunity of piling coals of lire upon his
I'ACED HIS CELL.
Tho faot that it was the last night
on oarth did not appear to bo a source
of much worry on tho part of tho old
man, who paood up and down his
narrow stool oago talking, singing or
praying as the opportunity presonted
Itself. He was visited by his wlfo
and daughtors and many friends call
ed at the Jail during the evening,
sorao being admlttod, wi.Me others
were satisfied to stand on tho moo
walk and talk to tho prisoner through
the S? cond story window.
Although Rawlins could not be
soon through tho window, ho listonod
attontivoly to all that was said and
would shout back his answers in
strong volco. Just beforo midnight
a minister of tho gospel who had
known the oondemnod man when tht
latter was preaching, drovw up %o thc
J .il, held a shouted conversation with
tho prisoner, sang a hymn, repeated
a brief but oarnest prayer and drovr
It was Just midnight whon Raw
lins' last visitor disappeared aw
everything bsoamo quiet about thc
jail. The old man slopt a portion ol
tho night, but very little, tor at S
o'olock in tho morning a noter
evangelist, Sam Griffin, with riront
lungs and zealous prayers, took bli
stand in tho middle of ?.ho stroot ill
front ( f tho Jail and just opposlto th<
ooll of tho oondemnod man.
"Hello, Rawlins l" he shoutet
through the window, "How are yoi
O'.?iv; '??.HOM could bo board for blooU
"Then lot us tell th? Holy Ghost
abouti ?b,*' tho prcaohor shouted back,
right, tell Him," answered
Twatroet preacher prayed and
sane P the top of his voloe until the
pollm\\foere appoalod to and he was
made ib move on.
Thud passed into eternity a man
who a$ one time wac an honored
KI h. t.. r n- of the gospel. Wbat a
loloma lesson the sad olose of this
t?fete'lifo teaohes us all. At somo
Dimano Ur ay ed out of the path of
non?r '-ind entered tho broad road of
U isl \ u .Mon, and aooording bo his oon
daloo foltowd it to hill.
BHOl' B? WOMAN
'OH^KH HEN ITOIl PRO M. UTAH
WOUNDED IN. WASHINGTON.
Hrs Anu\ Br\dloy, of Palt lake
Fires Three l.!hots
Into His Body, i
Foamer United St .tes Seaator
iiov.y, of U .ah, was Bhot in WaBh
ngton last Satnrday by M s. Anna
irad?oy of Salt L\ko Olty. Tho shoo! .
tooti yd in Senator Brown's apart
nenf|?In the ililotgu IIJGJI, whore
Vlrs. Bradley also liad registered un
lor Kte name of "A. B, Brown," Sho
vas t ikon luto custody a nd we.H lecked
ip for tho nig'^t in tho matron's room
>f th? firatprcolnob polios station.
Two shots wero tlrod, ono grazing
Bronx's lefthand and tiie other en
tering the abdomen and lodging in
.ho walvlo Oitvity. After working
iver him for noarly two hours the
,urg<ons deolded that at present at
easifthey would make no furthor at
idmjjB to lind tho bulle*}, It was,
'taroo to-n.f/ht that whilo Senator
koch's oondltlon wan crltioal his
vounds aro not necessarily fatal.
Itt?. Bracey arrlvod here shortly
if ter noon. After being assigned a
oom she Immediately went to Sena
.or Brown's apartment. Thoro was no
vltJ lasos to the snooting, but a floor
nul : heard the Bhots and uotitlcd thc
nir.^gomenb. Aooording to her state
n1 J-, Mrs Bradloy oamo to Washing
0 to demand that Senator Brown
t nj her, Sho said that thoir rela
il s were well known in Salt Lalee
J "I asked him if ho was going
it So tho right thing by mo." she
1 mainlining a remarkable com
)on:ife "Hlsroply was that ho put on
iii vorooat and started to leave the
ora and I shot him, I abhoraotsof th s
aoter, bub in thiB case it was ful
v ifitiUod," While expressing no
u at'senator Brown mlgn? re
o? ''I was practically penniless
ti. L got hero Saturday," sho said,
a\ g only 01.26, and, after paying
be cabman, all tho mouoy I had in
be world was 'M." Sho says shel'
rged Senator Brown to marry hor, 11
hat he had been instrumental in the
Ivoroo botweon hor husband and her I <
blt, and that as his wife was dead he
ow oould "do the right thing" by
ter. This, she said, ho positively re
usod to do
Mrs. Bradley is a brunette, about 38
ears old nnd frail of stature, lier
irst act, after being tajfon to tho po
los station, was to soud for Senato
luthorland, of Utah, who called on
ier Saturday aud had a talk with
1er. Senator Sutherland regretted
teing brought into theoaso, but said
bat Mrs. Bradley had seut for him
lecauso he was the only mau there
vhom sho know, To him sho told
he story of her relations with Sena
or Brown. She alleged that two of
ter ohlldren owe their parentage to
Senator Brown and that sho han
tamed ono of them after him. Mr
iradley was reluctant to speak of hor
)rmor husband, bub qiestioniiw
ironght out the faot that ho njw ls
lving In Nevada with a second wife.
Further questioning disclosed tho
act that Mrs. Bradley for two years,
DOO to 1902, had served In thoeapao
ty of seorotary to tho Utah State Ito
mblloan committoo, and also ab one
.imo was editor of tho olllolal organ of
.he Sbate Federation of Women's
Jlubi. Sho declared that she had a
lister In tho newspaper business in
Jalt Lake, but that sho would not
loramuoloato with members! of her
'amlly booauso sho kue.v that they
vould oomo to her aa data ooo.
Manager Tatty, of tho Ka'clgh, was
lOtlilod of the shooting within two or
ihreo minutes aftor lt occurred, lld
nirrled to Sonator Brown's rojm to
isoortain the facts.
Senator Brown, doaplte tho Rcrlous
leos and shook of tho wouud retained
3onsoiousno8s and waa perfectly calm
md oollcoted. Ho made no statement
Lo Mr. Ta'.ty beyond BayJng that he
dad boou shot by Mrs. Bradley.
The woman continuer! In th", roora
whilo Mr. TAlty was attending to Son
a,tor Brown, bub otfored no assistance.
Finally, Mr. Talby ordered bur to leavt
the room. Sho doollned with absolute
ooolness to oomply with the order.
"I will remain hero," said sho. "1
am tho mother of iiistwo ohlldren."
An olllcor from the fl rat preolnct p .
lioo station placed M rs. Bradloy under
arrest. She made nc resistance and of
fered no furthor explanation of the
snooting. She was asked for a state
ment tho luoldonb, but referred all
thoso who inquired to Sonator Suth
erland of Utan
Wm. W. Finley, recently ohosea as
tho successor of tho lato President
Samuol. Sponoor of tho Southorn rali
way asan raes the act ive duties of his
ellice Friday and will make lils head
quarters in this olby. Tho pollolos of
tho late preoldont will bo oarrtcd oui.
and no material changes In the system
or tho porsonnel of tho aotlve branch
of tho road aro contemplated by Mr.
Gonoral Shooting Hornpn,
Two persons dead, two seriously
wounded and . vo ?lightly Injured is
tho result of a tight which ocourrod at
Greenville, Miss., Friday Felix Hol
man, a negro from Arkansas, shot and
killed Galina Holman, a negress in a
boarding house for negroes. One po
liooman waa killed and another wound
ed before tho murderer wasj arrested
and put lu jail,
HE TALKS OUT
Summary of President Roose
velt's Message to Congress.
FLAYS THE TAUST.
And SayslThey. Should Not Be Allowed
to Make Campaign Contributions. I
Picad? for Army and? Navy
as Best Agency for Peace.
The messago of President Roose
velt read before the second session of
the FJfty-nlnth*oongro88, consiste of
nearly 25,000 words. J
. Only twenty live words are devoted
to tho Panama oaual. A special mes-1
sane will be sont oongre-JS later deah
lr p with this moat absorbing quos-1
For the Drat time in many years
bho message doals more with tho past j
thau the future. A feature of the I
message ls tbeslniplltled form of spell
lng and ls one of Oho first olUslal doo I
umontu given to tho public since this
abbreviated method was adopted. !
His first reeommemdation ls that I
In fururo inexorable laws be onectod
prohibiting corporations from contrib
uting to political oampaigns.
The second paragraph of tho mes
sago deals with the government's right
of appeal in criminal oases and embod
ies an earnest plea tor such laws as will
give the government this privilege.
The practice of setting aside judg
ments and granting now titles is vig
orously ooudemod by the president.
The president contends that the j
right of injunction in labor case?
should bo ahollsed and lie dcolares it
?nd instrument which is savagely
abused lu many instances.
The duties, as well as the good
importunities, of judgos aro dlijoussco
In detail and tho president m%kes an
(isieolal plea for a higher aud morel
iffootivo judicary throughout tlu
Lynching is condom med in Ww
most emphatic lauguage and tho raci
riot in Atlanta ls pointed to as ono o'
(?he evil results of race passion.
As a remedy for race hatred and p.
preventivo for lynching the presidenl
points to earlysohool training and
manual education of both raoes. I
Oapital and labor are discussed al
i?eat length, with rnmeflles suggest <
id ana morai lewona poluiie? ouv I
The message declares that muoh ot
bhe friotion between tho employer
ind the employe is tho result of the
work of the demagogue and urge? j |
that the two olassos get on better ?
lerms ot aoquaintaneshlp.
The oight hour law ls approved in <
Dbe United States, but shown to be li
Yory undeslrabe In Panama, wherr .
/MO conditions and men aro totally I <
iilTarent. . i
The labor of women and ohildren J
In sweatshoga and factories is scored
and botbor and more strlngont lawp
igainst it urged. j
Tho liability of the employer if j
,;iven especial attention by tho presl-1
lent and pertinent suggestions made J
In roforonco to who shall share the I
responsibility for accident to tho ern- j
The presidont boliovos prompt and i
jearohlng inquiries should always bt I
made in disputes botweon capital ano I
iabor, and arbitration employod
Tuc president insists that coal I
lands, still owned by the government
ihould be held and loaaod to minore
on a royalty basis.
Several pages of the message are
devoted to a reviow of the term oor
poration, the general eff ictu of trusts I
an? the legislation already inaugur?t- I
ed to permit the possibility of com
Tho messages endorso tho inheri
tance tax and approves the tax on in
oomoo. The president states that
tho rloh man ls undor a peculiar obi)
gatton to tho goverernmont for pro
tection v/hioh tho poor man docs not
Teohnioal and industrial training
aro urged as the best foundation toi
the young man and tho young woman I
to build for tho futuro. Tho tille?
of the soil, the rneohanlo and al)
other? who earn their broad by the
s.veat of thoir brow aro gi von earnest
Irrigation and forest preservation*
Are briefly montioued.
Tho president oordlally endorsos Ww I
movement to build a memorial am
phitheatre at Arlington for uso ol
?ho Grand Army of the Republic or
The president oalls ospoolal atton I
lion to need of naticnal laws relating I
f/o marriage and divoroe. Race sui I
olde, from a Rooseveltian point ot I
view ls given particular attontion iii I
Tho president urges that more en- I
oouragoment be given A mor loan ship I
ping that bettor wator mall routes b? j
established and fastor and largor ship*
MC, put into sorvloo for tho oonntry'i
(Jurronoy reform is urgod and th< j
P ?iii fluctations in loan money revio v
od, with ooveral suggestions for nat I
Ional bank Issues.
A lower tariff or oise froo trade in !
Phllliphino products ie strongly urg
od, with the doolaratiou that all 1 I
well in the oriental possoslons anc I
peaoo alonoit reourod.
Tho morago insists that Amorloar I
citizenship shoulo bo conferred upot
tho oltizens of Porte Rico and the tx I
ponscs of the f?deral court of Porti I
Rico should bo borne by the Uniter I
ovo tes govornmont.
lt is stated that the administra I
tlon of the affairs of the Phllllpphlnes, !
i Hawaii, Porto Rtoo and othef insulai I
I possessions should bo dlreoted by I Wu
dopartment of state or department
of war ot the United States,
The Alaska Yukon Paolflo exposi
tion moots the endorsement ot tlu I
president who ask that proper en
couragomont bo given the enterprlsi
wh<oh hai been launohed bv Alaska.
Fair treatment to ail nations and
espeoial cordial hospitality for tho for
efgoors withlaour gates are urgod by
tho president. He leooomends that
an cot be passed providing naturali
zation for all JapanoBo who oorne to j
Amerloa Intending to become oltl
From his message it is evident
that the president was well pleased
with conditions he found on his re*
oent visit to Cuba, for ho states that |
poaoe has boen restored and the pro
visional government will give way to |
soif-government within a few months.
Tho Bio eon fore noe is reviewed and
the xeoeptlon of 8eoretary Boot ID
South Amerloa wastespeolally fortu
uato In oemsnblng tho ties between
tho United States and her neighbor
With a tributo to Secretary Rcot
the president declares thar no loaner
ls the Monroo Doctrine misunder
stood by tho Republios in tho South.
Conditions in Central Amerloa, tho
friendly relations existing between
the United States and Mexloo. the
Algcolras oonterenoe and other quos
tiom of international import aro ro
viewed and diaoussed in au optimlBtlo
The prcsldont calls especial attorn
tion to the pelagic killing of seals and
all Beal hunting violations, both In
thin country and in forolgn waters.
Vital Imp?rtanos is a taohed bvlthc
president to the second Hague con
ference in the interest of universal
Probably tho feature of the mes
sage Hos in the earnest appeal of the
president to congress that the pres
ont high standard of the . army and
navy bo maintained as the greatest
igen cy of poaoe with our neighbors
and tho world.
TBS LAST FIVE DOLLARS
Ol n IiM-f-o Fortuno That Elad Boon
Holding up a live-dollar bill, thr
Rev. William P. Chase, paBtor of thc
Park Baptist Cburoh of Tottenville
S. I., Sunday night preached a Ber
mon on temperanoo.
The bank noto carno in tho minis
r.er's mall Wednesday. Upon thc
.vhlio edge were written these words
"The last of an ill spent fortuno 0/
(850,000, dissipated by the sender
vithin three years. When you gol
ihlti tho suloido's grave will havo end
:d my life of shame. Whiskey,
morphine and opium have ended my
lie. Tako warning. Hewar? 1"
The message was not alined. When
jhe pastor fat) 3d, af ;er there days, to
iisoovor tho idoutity of the owner,
ie detormlned to preach a Harmon
Arith tbo bank note in his hand, and
ill Tottenville orowdod tho oburoh to
lear lt? j _
Mr. Cn,'so t?oo? hist?xCi?vm "First'
Timothy vi:10: "For tho love of
Ul kinds of ovil." During the whole
if bis dlsoourse he held tho banknote
n his hand and tho awed congrega
ron sat spellbound.
"This is a sermon from tho shadow
)f tho tomb, "the minister said. "Thi?
jank note i3 the last terrible warning
lent, to brother men by a man whoso
loul ls lost and who knows that lt
it cannot bo regained. It boars a
louble mc8Bago because its owner,
[hst bound hellward through the pos
lesBlon of too muon, wealth, oame at
the last Into the portals of hades
through his sinful dissipation of his
The miulstor says ho probably will
.M vo the 95 bill to some temperance
H il Lid hy Hlovittor.
Throe mon were killed, one was fa
tally injured and tivo others were se
verely hurt at Waynesboro, Pa.,
Thursday by the fall of an elevator
n the Geiser Manufacturing com
pany's shops. E to ven men were on
-Au; lift, togotbor with a live-ton mill
lng machine and heavy truok, when
a oable parted. Tho men were drop
ped 25 feet with the maohiueiy into
* pit and George Freeman, John Tor
ion and M arar Popian woro orushod
co death. Nicholas Brimson was fa
tally lnjurod. All of the irjured
were brought to the hospital In this
Lout At SOM.
The Assateague lifo saving station
reported Friday that the threo-mast
od aohooner Florenoo I Look ward,
from Norfolk . "vr Now York with
?argo of lumbar, stranded on Williams
ihoal off Aisasateague, Virginia, Fri
day night and Ia a total lost. Capt.
Taylor and his crew woro rescued by
the lifo savers. Tho aohoonor went
aground during a heavy galo and
quickly pounded to pleoes In the
heavy sea. Tho sohoonor was built
\t Norwalk, Connecticut, and was
iwnod by J. H. Smith of Boston. The
vessel was 103 feot long, had a beam
of 30 foot and a dopt of c4 feet.
Want To lie-Hnliar.
At tho instance of Secretary Taft
Sorgt Mingo Sanders and Private VA
mer Brown, of the 25th infantry, ooh
ired, Saturday flied with the military
tocretary applications for reenlist
ment in the army. O ie of these has
loon roforred to the Presidont in or
dor that ho maydot/rmlno whether
ir not any of tho men of the 25th In
'antry who were reoontly dlsoharged
without honor abell bo ro-enllated and
if BO on what conditions.
Ml il ju: Imprisoned.
Specials to tho Ddtrolt News from
Sault Ste Marte says: "Twenty vessels
aro caught fast In tho loo in St Mary's
Hiver, tho oold snap of tho past few
lays having canoed six to eight tnohes
f io J. Tho Lako Girders' Aaaoola*
?lon has organized an los orushlng ox
lodlllon to leave Sault Ste Mulo Sun
lay morning, under tho loadornhlp of
Am steamor Algomah, to attempt to
releaso the imprisoned ships."
Nows has Just oame from Monterey,
Mexico, of a mino accident, which oe
oiirred last1 Tuesday at the Avino
minos, and whloh resulted in the
death of 12 Moxloan miners, who were
it work in tho shaft. Tho acolden?
NM duo, lt ls reported, to the care*
'oasnoas of some ouo in letting a big
fljw of wat or into the lower level,
whore tho men were fllaooverod.
Four Students and Three Fire
men Loose Their Lives in
i BURNING BUILDING.
Three Students Burn Up la a Dormitory
and Three Volunteer Wremen Are
Crushed Under Failing Walls .
at Ithaca. N. Y., on
At Ithaca, TS. Y., aoven parson*
met a tragto death Friday morning in
tho worst disaster that ever befell
Cornell university. Three ot the vic
tims ware volunteer firemen, of the
olty of Ithaca and four wer? students
of Cornall university. The firemen
all were prominent in the oity. They
A. S. Robinson, attorney; John
Rumsey, hardware merohant; Hat?
Landon, a salesman.
The students were:
O. L. Sohmuok, Hanover, Pa.; F.
W Grolle, South Orange, N. J.;W.
H. Niohols, Chicago; J. M. Mccutch
eon, Pittsburg. Sohmuok got ont of
the building, hut went baok for his
room?mate, Niohols, and in the at
tempt to rescue his comrade he waa
so seriously injured that he died In
Ono student, C. J. Pope, a fresh
man of East Orange, N. J., was serl
uusly injured, and three others were
slightly ii jared. They are B. B.
Powers, a senior of Atlanta, Qa.; W.
W. Goetz, a sophomore of Milwaukee,
Wis., and H. M. Curry, Jr., a sopho
more of Pittsburg.
Burney, Landon and Robinson,
thu Ithaca voluuteer firemen, had
managed to train a hose on the north
lido of the house when the wall
tottered, There was a ory of alarm
And several men standing near
.nanagod to get out ol the way, but
tho three named were oaught ander
elie mass of debris and killed-,
A few miuutos after the iltmoa
were discovered tho Chi Pal chapter
acuse was all ablaze, the flamers,
fanned by a strong northwest wind,
md the students were trapped in the
lor ml tory on the third floor. Many
ot the bovs jumpsd to safety, while
.hose who hesitated were carried to
the ground by the falling walls.
. .;>-ftl*,ri?.wa-<? turned: to nntH halt -
tn hour after the Aro had been dis
covered and it was an hour lator be
fore the volunteer fire department
aould got to work. Theie was a long
all mb from tho lower patt of the city
bo tho oolloge grounds and by the
time the firemen arrived the interior
of the building was almost bumed
out. They could do nothing but pre
vent the ac j ling buildings from tak
Tho mcnay loss ls nearly $200,000,
3lnoa the original cost of the building
orooted by Mrs. Jennie MoGraw Fiske
was about $150,000 and extensive in
terior decorations had been made.
The oause ot the fire is unknow,
though it is supposed that it started
tn tho kitchen. Cornell university ls
immeasurably appalled by the terrible
catastrophe and aoademio work ls al
The burned building waa built by
Jennie MoGraw Fiske, the benefactor
of Cornell, whose will was contested
by her husband, Prof. Willard Fiske.
She abroad, seeking h?ln-~far an In*
ourabl? disease,-9ittt!rnever en?elt?
ncr beautiful mansion alive. Her i
body was taken there for the obse
quies. . ._,
Oat ofl* Git le flair,
Mtohael Kurovlk, a foreigner of
Homestead, PA., attacked Elna Sto
ry, 17 years old, in her home Satur
day night and out off her bair with a
razor. He narrowly escaped lynching
at the hands of an Infuriated mob.
Miss Story met Kurovlk In a hallway
and without a word ho seized her and
with ono slash of the razor out th?
greater part of herhair from her hoad,
from Releasing theglrl, the man escap
ed tho house The glrl'sorlea attracted
a largo orowd of men, who oapturod
Kurovlk an were preparing to hang
him whou ho was rosoued by a squad
of polioe. Surrounded by the mob,
tho unicorn rushed Kurovlk to the po
lioe statlan, with several hundred ex
alted people in pursuit. For half an
hour the mob lingered around the sta
tion, but dispersed when addition of
ficers arrived to guard the jail.
Two Mon KU j 1.
Two mon were killedoff* an explo
sion of a magazlno of O cental pow
der works near Unlontown, Pa., Fri
day morning. The building was to
tally wreoked. Tho body of an Ital
ian was burned almost to ? crisp, but
a mau named nickle lived a few min
uted after bel?g resoued from the de
bris. The explosion occurred at 8:46
o'oicok aud shook the earth for miles
u om ul. Windows were rattled in
F-iirohanee, two milos away, and in
Unlontown, flvo miles away A large
force of moa wore working in the
mill ac j doing tbs magazine, but
none were injured. '
ID T. Willlamv assistant postmas*
tor at Gr-flin, Ga., Friday morning
wont to hi? father's home at Wood
bury and willie thore walked out on
ene rear porch, about 2 o'clock and
using a shotgun fired one load of shot
luto his loft breast and shoulder, in
ti lobing a fatal wound and ls now
dying. Ile was a very popular and
prominent young men. Despondency
is tho supposed cause ot the tragedy.
Killed Ula Murcteror.
A spaolal from Pine Bluff, Ark.,
says J. F. Gulpcpper, former ohlof of
polioe and widely known throughout
the Soutnwest, was shot and instantly
killed in a pistol duel with a negro
named Brook early Thursday. After
reoslvlug mortal wounds, Gulpepper
I tired at the negro, sending a bullet
j through his heart).