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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 342. rTeeUy, E.tabUshed i860; D?fljr, Janis, ?1?. ANDERSON, S. C, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1914. $5.00 PER ANNUM PRICE FIVE CENTS
WAR DECLARED BETWEEN TURKEY AND RUSSIA
State's Chief Execute
Governor Says Peeples (
tarilly Stated He Woi
Was <TI Harmony W
tion and Also Lat
Manning Make t
Which He de
9prrial tn The Intellicenrer.
COLUMBIA. February 4.-Governor
Manning late tonight made public
correspondence which bad passed be
tween him.it if and'Attorney General
Peoples over the appointment of an
Assistant Attorney General. The Gov
ernor says that tho Attorney General
voluntarily came to him and told him
he wanted to appoint an assistant who
was in harmony with the Governor
and who was agreeable to him. He
says thtj promise rV?i .enewed at the
.office of Mr. Christie Benoit and on
that occasion that the Attorney G?n
?r?t offered to "let me name the as
sistant attorney general," bnt the Gov
ernor Buys he declUfed, saying thai he
had no desire to do so. "You stated
then," says the Governor in a letter to
the Attorney General, "that Mr. F.
H. Dominick would not be your as
Makes Appointment With Attorney
On the day of "his inauguration the
Governor says' he telephoned the At
torney General and the latter came
to his room?? In the Jerome Hotel and
"again discussed tho matter with mo
In the. presence of Mr. Benet, who
had been present at the former con
versation. At that thna you stated to
us that to your great embarrassment
you were not able to get Mr. Dominick
to resign; that you had asked him to
resign lasL summer ?nd again since
thc campaign; that you had mutual
. trlends to go to hun and state that
he was embarrassing you and your
conduct of the office by insisting on
retaining his position, as your assist
ant; that you had not been able to
make him couacnt>to,glvo up tho of
fice-, although you had hoped that he
would do* so. You stated that Mr.
Dominick's work was not satisfac
tory; that he had often bann absent
from the office without your consent
or even knowledge; that he had on
occasions left, the office on Friday
morning and stayed away until Tues
day night; that this was not satlsfac
. ~ tory to you or the, conduct of the busl
. ness ot the office, but that you were
powerlessyln the metter:" The gover
nor then says that the Attorney Gen
, eral stated that he tried to get Mr.
Dominick to resign last summer when
ho was a candidate Ipr Governor.
Several Letter Passed.
" There are several letters which
passed between the Governor'and the
. Attorney General over tho matter. The
first was *roxn the Governor calling
attention to the promise last summer
. beforo election and ot the appointment
by Mr. Peeples ot Mr- Dominick, "who
waa a supporter of the policies ot my
predecessor In this office." and the
Governor said that in tbe circumstan
ces he did not feel that he could re
ly, upon the Attorney General's office
for legal advice.
Termed LetW ?emana for uipmissai.
In roply Attorney General Peeples
wrote the Governor setting forth that
bia office was a constitutional one,
. elective by the people and he ahme
bad tho rhzbt to name the assistant
Attorney General, and he terms the
Governor's letter a practical^ demand
for the dismissal ol Mr. Do??u/jjck. He
told thcJQovcrnor that he^ was not
coiiccnmd ^ri?n his poiicies bul would
pass on such legal questions'as wore
submitted to Mm on their merits but
that lie alone bad the right to name
the assistant. He says tn effect that
he will not surrender the power to
name tho assistant to the Governor
and commend* Mr. Dominick for bis
-? fairness and says. that In reelecting
him (he people endorsed Mr. Domi
Wis Not a Bestand.
In reply tbe Governor wrote that he
did not make a demand on the Attor
< ney General In naming the aauston!
but was going on the promise ruade
by the Attorney Genera) thal ho. voold
not. appoint at:y assistant who would
bo embarrdalng to him, the Governor,
but would name one In sympathy wah
hin polictes, and said statements the
Attorney General matte in hie tett/ir In
reference to Mr. Dcmintck "are in di
rect confihtt with thone made by you
tn rtsard to .the appointment ot your
Dominick Has First Cholo*
In r*ply the Attorney General ttrote
/e Makes Public Cor
reen Himself and
'ame to Him and Volun
lld Name Man Who
rith the Administra
er Offered to L\it
dined to Do.
t'.iai he had told the Governor that
Mr. Dominick was hts flrat cholee but
in tho event Mr. Dominick declined
thc api/j?ntraent, "I would be glad to
i confer with you as to the appoint
Governor's Last Letter.
The letter written tonight by the
Governor is in answer to this last let
ter from the Attorney General and
suva that tho Attorney General came
to htm after the Anderson meeting
and told him he wanted to work in
harmony with him and would not
name anyone as his assistant who
would not be agreeable to him and
that he had tried to get rid of Mr.-f
Dominick hui ?md faiied.
Was a Partner of Blease.
Assistant Attorney General Fred H.
Dominick, who IB the subject of this
controversy, ls a. native of Newberry
and was at one time law partner ;of
former Governor Cole U Blease and I
1910 and 1?12. For the last two years
he has served as Assistant Attorney
General and has just been reappoint
ed by Attorney General Peoples. In
the last summer he ran for Congress
in the third district against Mr. Aiken
hut was defeated in the second pri
The letter' of Governor Manning to
Attorney General Peeples tonight and
all thc correspondence which has
passed between them follows.
Governor Manning's Last Letter to Af. !
February 4, 1916.
Hon. Thomas H.. Peeples,
? Attorney General, State House, Col- |
umbia, 8. C.
In view of your present position in j
reference to your appointment of the
assistant attorney general I feel that
the public should know all the facts
in connection with this matter. It is
my purports during my term in office
to keep the people of the State fully
advised regarding the conduct of af
fairs in my office, and with thut end
in view I am giving out this state-1
ment . "> !
No thought of who would be your |
assistant or in fact, of anything con- !
nected with your office bad entered
my mind until yon yourself volun
tarily approached me after the Ander
son meeting last summer and stated
that you thought that I would be
elected; and that lt I were elected and !
}v>u were re-elected that you Intended?
to act in entire harmony with me and
that your office would do all in its
power to further the success of my ad
ministration. I was surprised and j
pleased nt this evidence of interest on
your part and thanked you warmly |
for it, but had no further conversation
with yon about the matter until I had
rccsirsd tbs !2CTniT"tiorl 1 n tn? second I
primary. At that time you had already I
been nominated for reelection in
the first primary.
\'i When my nomination was assured,
recalling your voluntary statement at
Anderson I phoned you asking you to
meet ma at the office of Mr. Christie
j Benet !n Columbia, Thia yon prompt
ly did. coming to hhs office as coon as
I ?o?upiioncd you. in '.tr. Heneas pres
ence I called to yt ur . attention thc]
I conversation we had .vfter the Ander
son meeting, and you /citereated what
you had stated before, and you then,
to my s uprise, offered tp let me name
[the Assistant Attorney General. This!
I flatly declined, stating that I had no ?
desire to do so. You stated that you
would appoint no one who was nbt 1
in harmony with me tn the platform on
which I was elected and that you
would anbmlt to me names of the men]
whom you wore eqpisiitertng itr.d
; would appoint no on'j who wu objec
tionable to me You then stated that I
Mr. Dominick would not be your na
jsistant again; that you had consider-,
?ed M>. M. P. DeBruhl but thought his
! health was such that he was not op
ito the work, and that yon had other
names Under advisement and would
?confer with me again in regard to
I thc appointment.
! heard nothing iarther from
but en the morning nf my tnt
(CONTINUE? ON FAGS BEVKNjf
epe-iaf to Th* InlelHgcnon.
COLUMBIA. Feb., 4.-After a debate
extending through the day and late
ultu the night the senate refused by
a vote of 18 to 28 tb strike out the
enacting words ot the Sinkier local
opfont compulsory education bill. De
bate then begun on amendments and
extended late into, the night. The
house visa in session until a late hour
also debating compulsory education.
Discover Lawless Band
(By Auwiftlml Prru.)
BROWNSVILLE Tex., Feb., 4.-Fed
eral ofliccrs herc today asserted they
had discovered a band of conspirators
whose aim is alleged to huve ben a
campaign of murder and robbery
along the border from the gulf to
Plans of the band are said to have
included the capture of towns and the
death of every United States soldier
along the Texas-Mexican boundary.
German Ambassador Prc
* Americans Supervise Distribu
tion of Wilhelmina's Cargo
?i AwoclMed Press.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.-The state
department today was keenly inter
ested in a proposal by Count Bern-,
storff,- Htm"' Cfc-rmaTT ambassador; "ttt?T
an American consular officer super
viso distribution of the food cargo of
the American steamer Wilhelmina to
make sure that it reached the civilian
population and not the German army.
As-the Wilhelmina is on the high
seas and Great Britain hus announced
lt intends to detain her and bring her
Into port to buy'the c;<rgo. diplomatic
negcuaitions are not expected until
the ship actually ls taken into Brit
ish Jurisdiction. >
State department officials . v.'oed
to say whether American com :.*t of
ficers would be authorised to super
vise distribution of Ute foodstuffs and
In BrltUh circles it was intimated
that Great Britain probably would not
permit the cargo to proceed under
such an arrangement. ?
FAIL TO PASS BILL
OVER WILSON'S VETO
The Vote Waa 261 in Favor of
Over-Riding Veto and 36
(By AMOOAtod Pre?.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.-The at
tempt to pass the immigration bill,
with its literacy test provision, over
Hie veto of the president failed in the
house late today. The vote was 261
in favor of overriding tho veto and
186 against it. Two members voted
present, and with this attendance 266
ayes would have been necessary to
glvi? the necessary two-thirds.
Just two year? ago 'today thc house
failed to renais the Immigration bill
over the veto of President Taft, who
also opposed the literacy test
Meet to Examine
(By AamcUud FT***.*
PARIS, Feb. R.-The following of
ficia! statement bas been issued .here;
The ?nance ministers of Great Bri
tain, France and Russia have met in
Paris to axamlne Into .financial ques
tions growing out of the war. It ls
stated that the three powers resolv
ed to unite the|r financial as well as
their military resources to carry on
the war to victory.-,
LONDON, Feb. 6.~(4:68 a. m.l-A
Daily Mail dlh. ?th from Venice says
there Were grave demonstrations out
side the Rumanian legation In Buda
Pest Wednesday ?nd similar demon
strations in front of the Rumanian
consulates in other parts of Hun
German Aviator Found Dead.
LONDON, Feb. 5.-(t:6? a. m.)
Fishermen have found fe the Thames
Estuary the body of a German aviator
with a shrapnel ballet in tho lungs. It
1? supposed he dropped from an aero
plane driven off by British gun firs
KILLED BY MOB!
Fired on by
itizens Poete Seek-]
Charge of As
AUGUSTA. ? Ga.. Feb. 4.-Dr.
A. X. Cul iraon, u physician, !
was shot and illed early today near
here while me tog an alleged attempt
to escape iron a citizens posse which
was seeking to git on the charge of as
saulting, a yoti g married woman. A
coroner's lurj .late today returned a
verdict of ju tillable homicide. Cul
berson liv.nl r Evans, a hamlet near j
Augusta, and ! ras about .15 years 'old. j
Search for ?he doctor was begun
?last night af_W his alleged crime be
Ecame known, fte was located just be-1
I fore dawn inls country home near I
j "" vans, where&e had gone - to spend |
the night. Members of the posse were
surrounding We house when Culbor-1
son appeared ?t the rear door in his
night olothtnff and, according to evi
dence nt theiorener's inquiry, drew
a revolver anti attempted to flee.
A volley ?? fired at thc doctor I
and he fell Aid. Tho body was not)
removed uni? this afternoon, when
it war. tuleen ito tho railroad station
in Evans, v.hcVo the inquest wu? held.
adc Party Can't
i?rd to s1
ted Pre? )
S. Feb.. 4.-Declaring I
atlc party cannot nf
ith the brewer and
gainst woman's Buff
Bryan, in a speech at
rn'V ratio editors here
denounced the liquor
oman's suffrage ;
rMtrs the sajoonkcep
at of his wire will
eratic party long/
...ye- aT g"llJP !
o tutor womau'ssuTmige we raighTas j
well go the whole hog and drive the '
saloon out ct politics."
Mr. Bryan later addressed, a public
mooting at the German House, where
the^ strongly deronded; the president's
position-on the ship bill.
- Of the seven Democratic senators
who have broken away from the presi
dent. Mr. Bryan said : "I think I know
and 1 think you'know-what the coun
try w|U thiqk of a Democrat who takes
the Republican aide on the shipping
?Threatens to Deport
fHv AaaoQMted Pim.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.-Genet'
I Carranza,has threatened to deport tho
Spanish minister at Mexico City un
I less he produces within 24 hours An
gel Del Caso, a Sw^-.iard who claims
to be an agent of the Spanish govern
ment, but whom Carranza charges
with being active in the services of i
[General Villa. . This information;
I reached here today in a private tele
gram from Mexico City, which said
Del Cas? was supposed to be biding !
In the Spanish fegation.
The Incident recalls General Car
ranza'a experience last September
with the Belgian minister to -Mexico,
j who, because of'. the #overity of his
representations concerning Belgian
concessions, was deported, notwith
standing tho intervention of American
Consul Stillman, and the Brazilian
I ENGLISH CHANNEL
DESLftR?D WftB ZONE
?Ewe*y Enanty Ship Will Be De
stroyed Regardless of Danger
(By ft TUTTI rf nt Ynm.)
BERLIN, Feb., 4, <by wlerlesa).
Tho German admiralty today Isseud
the following communication.
- 'The waters Around Great Britain, |
and Ireland, including the whole Eng- ?
lish Channel, are declared n war zone i
from and after February 18. j
"Every enemy ship found In this
s^ne wit be destroyed, even if lt is
Impossible to avert dangers which
threaten the crew and passengers.
"Also, neutral ships In the war zone
are in danger as In consequence of
tho. misuse of neutral flags ordered by
the British government on January 31,
and In view of the hazards of. naval
warfare, lt cannot always bi avoided
that attacks meant for enemy ships :
endanger neutral ships.
"Shipping northward, around the
Shetland Inlands In the eastern basin
of the North Sea and In a strtpVof at
lesjtt SO nautical miles la breadth
alon? tho Dutch .coast tn endangered
tu tar aime way." . .
SPEAKER OF HOUSE
Representative Kitchin, of North
Carolina, Chairman Ways and
(By AnorUted Pre??.)
VASH INGTON, Feb. 4.-Democrats
v ted to the house lu the G4th con
gress tonight unanimously nominat
ed Speaker Clark to succeed himself
and chose Itepresentative Claude
Kitchin, of North Carolinu, to become
chairman of (lie waya and means com
mittee and majority floor leader when
Represen tutl\ o Underwood goes to the
Enthusiastic applause and rheerng
greeted tho selections, both of which
were by acclamation, and the speak
er and Representative Kitchin re
sponded with speeches urging Demo
cratic harmony. -
The caucus named all of the re
elected members of the ways and |
, means committee and chose the fol
'lowing to fill vacancies:
Representatives Crisp, of Georgia;
Oldfield, of Arkansas; Casey, of
Pennsylvania; Allen, of Ohio; McGil
lii uddy, of Maine, und Helverlng, of
The make-up of the committee fol
lows the usual plan of having thu
Democratic representation on the
committee equally divided between the
north and the south.
Officers nf the house, including
Clerk South Trimble, of Kentucky;
Sorgeant-at-arms Robert B. Gordon,
of Ohio; Doorkeeper Joseph J. Sin
nott, of Virginia; Chaplain Henry N.
Couden, and Postmaster William M.
Dunbar, were nominated for reelec
tion with opposition.
500 Men Wrecked
! Breaking to Pieces Off the Lower
? California Coast-?Fate of
(By A*9ocUtad Prew.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.-The Japan
ese cruiser Asama, carrying 600 men,
lins been wrecked and is breaking up
'off the Lower California coast, ac
cording to advices today to the Pavy
department. The dispatch did not
state whether the crew had been res
Rear Admiral Howard, commanding
the American fleet in the Pacific, who
reported Ute wreck in ? brief nies
aago, was ordered to send whatever
aid was available. Department offi
cials thought tonight the cruiser
Raleigh off San Diego. Gallf.. prob
ably would be the first American
naval vessel to reach the scene. Ad
mirai Howard said the Asama wau
about 360 miles south of Port San
I The Asama, an armored cruiser of
9,750 tons, was built In 1898. For sev
, ?val months she has been patrolling
the eastern Pacific. Early in the war
she forced the German "gunboat Geler
to interne at Honolulu.
ENDEAVORING TO KEEP
ITALY OUT OF WAR
Germany and Austria Willing to
Satisfy Nation's Territorial
*(Ty AmocUtrd PrwsO .
AMSTERDAM, via London. Feb. 5.
-?-(2:22 a. m.)-The Frankfurter
Zeitung prints a Vienna dUpatch In
dicating that an endeavor ia being
made by Germany and Austria to keep
Italy out of the war by satisfying her
The article saya Germany, and Aus
tria have recognised Italy's claims to
Trentino and adda that there ahould
be no difficulty In .-caching an agree
ment provided Italy-preserves uncon
ditional neutrality and remains a
member of \he Triple Alliance.
to Become Sheri
(Ey A- " ??ir? r?S?)
JERSEY CITY. N. J., Feb 4.-Ku
gen F. Klngead. sheriff of Hudson
County, today resigned as a '-epresen
tatlve lo congress from the eight New
Jersey district. Kinkead was elected
Sheriff .last fall. He waa preparing
last night to start to Washington to
vote to uphold the president's veto
pf the immigration bill when he re
ceived a telegram from Representa
tive Burnett, Introducer of the boll,
Informing him that K he voted hi3
right to do so Would be challenged.
Steamer Crashed by Ita.
CHICACO. Feb. 4.-The steamer
Iowa, of the Goodrich Transit Com
pany, -was crushed by Ice floes and
sank today three miles off this port.
The crew of 45 and one passenger
walked over tho Ice floes to shore. \A
score of other ships are Icebound
along the west shore of Lake Michi
gan, but the owners tonight said Ui?i
situation was not hasardous and that
no ships were in danger.
THE SUEZ CANAL
DRIVEN OFF WITH HEAVY j
. LOSSES AFTER A SHARP
DEADLY STRUGGLE I
BEFORE WARSAW j
Germans Throw Regiment After
Regiment Against Russian Lines.
Both Claim Progress.
(By AmodatiK? Brew.)
The German admiralty, In declaring J
a war zone ot the waters around I
Great Britain and Ireland, including!
the whole English Channel after Feb-1
ru:-, ry 18 announces that "every
enemy merchant ship found in this !
war zone will be destroyed, even If it
ls not always possible to avoid dan
gers to crew and passengers/'
A warning is Issued that neutral
ships in the war zone, also are tn
danger and Germany has notified the.
Washington state department that.
American vessels should jivold the
nor iii and west coas' ?. or France.
The British foreign office, tn a
statement bearing on German's ac
tion. Intimates that possibly Great
Britain may undertake retaliatory
"Tho apparent Intention of .the Qer
man government to sink merchant
ships by submarines without bringing
them Into port or providing accommo
dation for their crews and regardless
of the loss of civilian lives has rais
ed \ory seriously the question wheth
er Great Britain should adopt more
stringent rce??ureg ngslnst German
No deei. 'on bas b >en taken on this
In the same statement the British
government announces that should
the American steamer Wilhelmina be i
Intercepted it wilt send the cargo of J
foodstuffs which ts destined for Ger- i
many Into a prize court The vessel
winnot bc molested.
Austria seemingly bas met a ser
ious reverse, for according to the an
nouncement made by the Austro-Hun.
ggrian war press bureau received by
way of Amsterdam, she has been com
pelted to evacuate the important town
ot Tornow, owing to the severe bom
bardment by Kussta's heavy artillery.
The Russian and German emperors
soon will be at the fronts again. Bm
pcror NichOias has started and Em
peror William, who has been Inspect
ing the fleet at Wilhelmshaven, it is ;
announced, wijl proceed to the fight?
lng lines tn ft day or two, but which
front it not mentioned.
Members of. tho British hospital
ship Asturias, which has lust arrived
at Plymouth, gay that the ship waa
saved from being struck by a Ger
man torpedo off Havre by her captain
quickly altering the course of his ;
LONDON. Feb. 4.-The Turks at
last have made a definite attack on
the Sues Canal, but after a sharp tight
they were driven off ' with heavy
Aftor a fruitless attempt Tuesday
night to bridge the canal near Tons-,
sonm, they returned to the attack
cir?y yesterday with a force estimat
ed at 12,000 and biz batteries of artil
lery and essayed to 'cross on rafts.
The British force threw the Invaders
back, taking about 300 prisoners.
A considerable number of the Turks
were killed and wounded. The Brit
ir!; inst IT: killed and SB wounded.
Th.e attack was renewed . by the
Turku at Ela Kotara, but this met
with no greater success than the other
Stten.pt. tho Turkish losses In killed,
wranded pud prisoners numbering
up vards-of a hundred.
The New Zealand contingent and
presumably the Australians took part
in the battles. Compared with the bat
tles In Poland and the Carr-Ehlens,
this wss a mere flash, but as British
terrtorlals. Aue tra?an s and New Zea
landers arc rocetvlnr their baptism
ot flro In Egypt and there is much in
terest tn the attempts ot the Turks
to move a big army aeroJB the desert,
the operations In that part of the
world are atracting a good deal of at
tention in England.
Efforts of Oerroan Field Marshal von
Hindenburg to check the Russians in |
San Prussia and the Carpathians by
compelling them to reinforce their
center. west of Warsaw haa brought ?
a desperate attack. Regiment after
regiment, supported by great masses,
(CONTIlil'KI> ON VKQK FOUK.) '
SLAYER OF CHARLES W.
Showed That Robertson Had
Made Threats Against Whit*
After deliberating for less than Ive
minutes the jury io tba case of S. H.
Whitlock, the Pendleton police chief
charged with the murder of Former
State Constable Charlea W. Robert
son, at Pendleton, on December 7 last, *
returned a verdict of "not guilty." But
one ballot waa taken among the Ju
rors, it Avas stated, all 12 members of
the tribunal casting their votee for
tho acquittal of the defendant. An
nouncement of the jury*? decision was
received In the partly Ailed court
roora in silence and with little If any
show of emotion on the part of Whit
lock. Immediately upon the giving of .
Instruction? for the adjournment' of
court friends of the man who had been
acquitted of the grave charge of mur
der crowded about him and preened
his hand tn congratulation. Within.
the few seconds tba court room had.
been cleared and the doors closed and '
that chapter of Whitlock's life ' be
came a closed book.
?Trial Lasted All Day.
The trial ol Whitlock consumed ex- .
act ly one day of thc- hours set *by_ the
c-?tt?i. Thr uC-?r?u?ii? placed on
trial upon the reconvening of court at
9:80 o'clock yesterday morning. .The
i usual recess for dinner wai taken and
almost, simultaneously with the an
nouncement cf the verdict last even
ing the clock struck six, the regular
hour of adjournment'tor the day.
Void of Sensation?.
The Ulai of Whitlock was' void ot
sensations, though the testimony at
no time failed to Interest the ?vest
I throng who packed the court room
from morning till night. There'waa
1 no marked conflict th any of the testi
mony, either that offered by the pro
secution or that put np by the de?
fense. In fact, tho testimony of th?
defendant himself corroborated in
part testimony of various witnesses
for the prosecution.
Snbstsnce of Testimony.
Summing up all testimony, from
both the prosecution and ta* defense,
lt might be stated that tbs following
facts were brought out: That there
had been ill feeling between Whitlock
and Robertson of some years' stand
ing: that several days prlqr to the
killing of Robertson he bad v made
threats against the Ufo of Whitlock,
and the same had gotten to Whitlock's,
ears: that on th? day of the killing
Whitlock had been drinking and-that
he and Robertson had had some words
during th? day; thal when Whitlock
entered Campbell's atora, where the
killing occurred, Fx?bertson was
standing near tbs rear of the store
with an axe handle tn his hand; that
Whitlock stopped midway between
the front and the rear of the store to
have some conversation with the pro
prietor of the establishment; ^that he
had his back turned t*> Robertson in
the meantime; that without warning
Robertson advanced uj.on Whitlock
ead began beating him over the head
and body with the axe handle;, that '
while In a more or leas daxed condi
tion Whitlock drew bis pistol and
; fired several shots, some ot which
took effect in Robertson's body and
caused hts death; that Whitlock was
not aware he had killed Robertson
until he was so Informed In the office
i of-the physician who dressed his
I wounds; thst In the meantime Whit
' leek repeatedly ^H??*0**** the ? hone
that he had not kil?ed Robertson; that
whe nhe was definitely advised that
I Robertson was dead ha waa greatly
' effected and exhibited evidence of bs
I tog deeply ar!? ved over the affair,
i Addresses ta Jary.
I ..Beginning ct 9:30 o'clock a. m., the
State rested Us case at 12:30 o'clock.
The offertug of testimony for the de
fense begun then and oontlnued until
the hour of recessing fer dinner. 1:30
?o'clock. Reconvening at 2:45 o'clock,
the taking of testimony continued
until 3:40 o'clock, the arguments be
ing made Immediately thereafter.
Arguments were opened by T.
Frank Watkins, of Watkins and
Priuce, counsel for the defendant and
wera closed by Solicitor K. P. Smith.
The court then charged the jury
briefly, giving them the law with ref
erence to murder, manslaughter, etc.
The Jury retired ta their room about
5:60 o'clock sad attar deliberating
less than Ave minutes reached their
verdict of "not guilty." -
Jurors eu Case.
Jurors charged with the case mmtv
aa follows: F. E. Alexander, foreman;
J. B. Massey. J. C. Shearer. K. Lee
Owens. J. H. Wriyht, Our H. Norrie*.
3. B. ilratcher. R. H. Tripp. W. ?.
(CONTiXl?D ON ?AQB Tita**.) _