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VOL LIV WINNSBOKO. S. (\. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 13, 1899. NO. 18
PA WEAK PAPER, "j
A Message That Says Much But ;
Means Very Little.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.}
Supports the Gold Standard. Op- j
posed to Trusts. What He
Says About Cuba and the
The third acnual message to congress
of President William McKinley is the
longest docuEeiit yet issued by the
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widespread attention because it deals
with the new conditions brought about
^ by the accession of new territory resulting
from the Spanish-American war,
I and because it will be regarded as the
[ plea of the Republican party for the
^ support of the American people in the
presidential election of next year. Its
icain points are summarized below:
The president begins by statiDg that
on the threshold of the deliberations of
congress the members are called upon
to mourn with their countrymcn the
death of Vice President Hobart, paying
tribute to the worth of the dead
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The president next declares unquali- [
fiedly for the gold standard. Oa this
momentous question he says:
4iI urgently recommend that to sapport
the existing gold standard and to
maintain 'the party value of the coins
of the two metals (gold and silver), and
the equal pov.er of every dollar at all
times in the market and in the payment
of debts,' the secretary of the
treasury be given additional power and
charged with the duty to sell United
States bonds and to employ such other
effective means as may be necessary to
Mr. 'McKinley next discusses the
subject of an American merchant
marine, and earnestly recommends that
steps be taken by congress to encour
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* great marine, seemingly endorsing the
proposed ship subsidy movement without
saying so clearly.
OPPOSITION* TO THE TRUSTS.
Perhaps there is no greater surprise
in the message than the president's
reference to the trusts. He places hip
% o administration squarely in opposition
to the combinations of trade. On this
subject he says:
\ ''Combinations of capital organized
into trusts to control the conditions of
trade among the citizens, to stifle competition,
limit production and determine
the prices of products used and
consumed by the peeple, are justly pro- j
voting public discussion and should I
early claim the attention of congress."
'no entangling alliances".
Coming to the Transvaal-British war,
the president seemingly rebukes in no
uncertain tones the recent utterances
- of Mr. Jc-seph Chamberlain, British
colonial secretary, acd Mr. Joseph
v;^^Choate, United ^:.?tes ambassador to
England, proclaiming that this country
and England are practically in alliance.
rThe president reaffirms the time-honied
doctrine that this country shall
.remain free from entangling foreign
| .alliances. He sa;s:
"This government has maintained
attitude of neutrality in the uoforwttaate
contest between Great Britain
.and the Boer state? of Africa. We
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Jiave remamcu u.i ?-v r e.
of avoiding entangling alliances as to
.affairs not of our direct concern. Had
oiroumstances suggested that liie parties
to the quarrel would have welcomed
any kindly expression of the hope of
.the American people that war might be
averted, good cfficej would have been
THE DESTINY" OF CUBA.
Coming to the acquisition of Porto
ttiVn and discussing the Cuban ques
tion, the president dwells on the destiny
of both countries, recommending
the establishment of a civil government
for Porto' Rico as rapidly as possibl;
and the raising of the customs
duties on exports of that island. He
declares that the island of Cuba, which
is temporarily under the protection of
the United States, must be turned over
to the people of the island as soon as
a stable government can be formed,
reaffirming the purpose of the government
declared prior to the Spanish war
that the people of Cuba would be given
their freedom and the yoke of Spanish
rule swept away. He sa>s this pledge
is of the highest honorable obligation
and must be sacredly kept. Then he
speaks of the intimacy which must
exist between America and Cuba and
of the destiny of the island, declaring
we must protect the people.
THE PHILIPPINES ARE OURS.
The president relegated the Philippines
question away to the rear of his
message, but it can be clearly discerned
^ that he intends what he says on this
subject to be regarded as the most imncrt
nf the decument. Pie be
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gins on the question by referring to the
treaty of peace between Spain and the
United States signed December 10th,
1893, by which Spain 'ceded to this
country the Philippine Islands in consideration
of $20,000,000 and peace.
He declares on this question:
"The islands were ceded by the government
of Spain, which had been in
undisputed possession of them for centuries.
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"They were act;epteu not merei> uj.
our authorized agents in Paris under
the direction of the executive, but by
the constitutional and well considered
action of the representatives of the
people in both houses of congress. I
had every reason to believe and I still
believe that this transfer of sovereignty
was in accordance with the wishes
.and the aspirations of tne great mass
ef the Filipino people.
kiOn the 21st of December, after the
treaty was signed; the commander of
the forces of occupation was instructed
'to announce ana proclaim in the
most public manner that we came, not
as invaders and conquerors, but as
. friends, to protect the natives in their
home, in their employments and in
their personal and religious rights."'
A SHOT FOR AGUIXALDO. I
"It is enough, to s^ay that the claim
oi the rebel leader that he was promised |
independence by any officers of the 1
United Slate.-* in r?;iura f<?r his a>.vi?t.ance
has r:o foundation in fact and is
categorically denied by the very wit:s*s-es
?vbo were cailad to prove it.
The most tbe insurgent kader hoped
for when he came to Manila was the
liberation of the islands from the
Spanish control; which they had been
laborine for years without success to
'The prompt accomplishment o? this
work by the American army and navy
gave him other ideas and ambition, and
ini-iiious suggestions from various
quarters perverted the purpose and intentions
with which he had taken up
'The future government of the
Philippines rests with the congress of
the United Sta:es. If we accept them
in a spirit worthy of our race and our
traditions, a great opportunity comes
with them. The islands lie under the
shelter of our flag. They are ours by
every tide of law and equity. They
cannot be abandoned, it' we desert
them, we leave them at once to anarchy
and finally to barbarism. We fling
them, a golden apple of discord, among
the rival powers, no one of which could
permit another to seize them unquestioned.
"Their rich plains and valleys would
be the scene of endless strife and
bloodshed. The advent of Dewey's
fleet in Manila bav. instead of being
as we hope, the dawn of a new day of
freedom and progress, rvill bave been
the beginniug of an era of misery and
violence worse than any which has
darkened their unhappy past. The
suggestion has been made that we
could renounce our authority over the
islands, and giving them independence,
could ri.iain a protectorate over them.
This proposition wili not be found, I
am sure, worthy of jour serious attention.
Such an arrangement would involve
at the outset a cruel breach of
faith. It would place the peaceful
and loyal majority, who ask for nothing
better than to accept our authority, at
the mercy of the minority armed insur
gents. It would make us responsible
for the acts of the insurgent leaders
and give us no power to control them.
It would charge us with the task of
protecting them against each other and
defending them against any foreign
power with which they choose to quarrel.
In short, it would take from the
congress of the United States the power
of declaring ^ar and vest that tremendous
prerogative in the Tagalo leader of
A FATAL FIRE.
Six Hundred Working Girls Caged in
a Burning Building.
One of the most appalling fires that
has ever visited Reading, Pa., occurred
ThnrsnaTT when rho extensive hnsierv
mill of Xolde & Horst company took
fire, destroying the plant, causing the
death of Miss Louisa Clay and injuring
about 60 other employees of the company.
The hosiery buildiag was a Targe
four-story structure, and nearly 600
peraous were ?mployc43 moot tnem i
being women and girls. "The fire was
discovered about 11 o'clock and in a
few moments the girls were panicstricken
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the stairs, but found that the latter
means of escape could not carry all
of them down at the same time.
Several hundred of the girls then made
a rush for the windows and appealed
to those in the street to save them.
Ladders were brought into use and
many girls were taken from the burning
building safely. Most of them, however,
jumped and were seriously injured.
For a few minutes from every
window on the second and third floors
girls leaped one after the other. Some
lodged in the arms of those below, bat
rcaiiy struck the ground. They were
picktd up and rapidly removed to hospitals
or their homes. Many of the
girls who escaped Dy tne stairways auu
fire escapes were badly burned, but
noue of then), it is believed, was seriously
The ure travelled with great rapidity
owing to inflamable stock in the building.
By those who saw the progress of
the fire it is considered miraculous that
there was such a small loss of life.
There is much criticism among the
employees because of the fact that the
screens in the windows, except those
at the fire escapes, were securely
nailed to the windowsills. The girls
had-to break the window screens before
they could get out to leap to the
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grOUQQ.. OOme UI luc enjy.tv,>cv:;5 oaj
that the doors were locked, as a rule,
after the employes were in the building.
The fire was caused by the explu.-ion
of gasoline in the singeing
room. It is estimated that the loss is
about $175,000, on which there is aa
insurant*; of $150,000.
Washington every Monday,
Wednesday ana Friday at 10.45 P. M.,
via Southern Railway. New Tourist
SleeDers. personally conducted, go
through to San Francisco without
change of crs, <-onductors or porters.
The route is through Atlanta, Montgomery,
New Oreleans, Houston, San
Antonio, New Mexico, Arizona and
Southern California. The cars are the
very latest pattern of Pullman Tourist
Sleepers, birchwood finish, high-back
seats, sixteen sections, supplied with
linen; etc., same as standard sleepers,
lighted with Pintsch gas, wide vestibule,
double sash, roller curtains, lava,
tory and smoking room for geutleman
and two retiring room for ladiesThreo.
and one half days to Mexico and
Arizona, four days to Los Anpeles and
five days to Saa Francisco. The Tou
rist Car fare is less tnan via any ouier
route, saving from $25.00 to $30.00 for
trip. For information apply to any
Agent of the Souther Railway, or A.
T. Poston, General, 511 Pennsylvania
Avenue, Washington, D. C.
Shot by a Burglar.
Rev. David B. Cheney of the First
Baptist Church, and his wife, were
shot by a burglar Wedcesday at their
homes on Lake Avenue, Racine, Wis.
Mrs. Cheney was shot in the breast.
Uoll rlntrnwarrl and is be
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lievcd to have lodged in her left lung.
Mr. Cheney was shot in the abdomen
j and breast. Both will recover. The
burglar escaped. A large posse of poI
lice officials and private citizens is
| scouring the city for him. The city is
j all excitement. If he is caught it is
| believed the law will be powerless to
t prevent his being lynched.
i PARDON , GRANTED.
! Fowler, Who was Sent up fo
Forgery, is Kreed.
j CLOSE OF CELESRATED CASE
i Review cf Romantic Career o1
Former Presbyterian Preacher
Who Went From Pulpit to
; Gov. McSweency Wednesday grantee
' a full pardon to A. It. Fovrler, the
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er, who was convicted in July, 1S97, o!
fvrgery ia Greenville county and sen
teuced by Judge Watts to serve three
years in the Scate penitentiary. On
August 22 last Fowler was transferred
by a commutation to the Greenville
county ehaingang, where he has 3ince
beeu serving. The man has now served
nearly two years of his sentence and
has a devoted wife and children in
Greenville Very strong petitions were
presented. Among those asking his
pardon were S'.ate Senator Dean, the
master, the clerk of court, the county
auditor, Col. M. L. Donaldson, Editors
Hoyt and Williams, a number of prom_
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incni lauitis, seveiai ui uuv; jwia *?m>
convicted him, the officers of the ch^ingan?
The following letter from the count}'
supervisor also had much to do with
the governor's decision in the case:
Hon. M. B. McSweeney, Governor of
South Carolina, Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: I have tbehooor to request
your consideration of the petition of
A. R. Fowler for a pardon. I feel that
in dcir-g this it is for the best interests
of Grreeijvilie county as well as for the
Mr. Fowler was sent to labor on the
public works of this county from the
penitentiary, haviug been confmed
there about two years. He has no
hands and is therefore of very little
service, while requiring much more attention
and care from the officers in
whose care he has been committed than
in ordinary cases. His value as a laborer
does not equal the expense of his
maintenance, and it will be a relief to
the officers when this helpless man is
discharged from custody.
I am satisfied that a pardon will meet
with the approval of the best people of
this section. Yours very truly,
J. E. Speegle.
The following facts about Fowler's
case published in The State in August
last at the time of the commutation will
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14,513 will leave the pen.
A. R. Fowler's sentence has been commuted
by the governor. Ill health is
the cause assigned.
Sentenced for forgery,
a* k?txU? TTitb --iriitctrnrwnteT Seemingly
an anomaly, but nevertheless
true. An ex-Presbyterian minister in
the garb of a felon. When Fowler
committed the forgery of which he was
convicted he had one hand with which
to write, but now he can write just as
well with none.
wtion iio firsf arrived at the rienitei)
j tiary the management was puzzled to
know what use to make of a convict
with no hands. He was first put to
*ork protecting the strawberry patches
from the ravages of the English sparrows.
Afterwards he was assigned to
other bits of work, and now he is a
very useful laborer in the hoisery mill,
being able with his stumps of arms to
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from one part of tha building to another.
The case of A. R. Fowler has been
the subject of many newspaper comments,
but it is a tale which is very romantic
even when twice told.
He was not always without hands,
! but lost one hand about five years ago
as a result of an accidental discharge of
a gun while out hunting. He was subjected
to censure at the time, for he
had but a few days before taken out
an accident nolicv, which he had not
received, but the first premium on
which he had paid. The insurance
company contested the payment of the
policy, and its position was sustained
by the courts. He claims that at the
time he was accomplained by a friend,
who testified that the loss of the hand
was accidental. They were riding in a
buggy and the gun was discharged without
his touching it. The member was
taken off midway between the wrist and
The right hand was also lost in a
similar manner. Three years ago last
November, while acting as an insurance
agent in Union county, Tennessee, he
was hunting with a friend, John H.
Davis. They were sitting on a fence
when a covey of partridges suddenly
flew up. He reached down for his gun,
i nntohini? it with his one hand by the
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muzzle. It caught on the fence and
was dsscharged, taking off his only hand
close ;o the wrist.
The history of the forgery case, as
related by Fowler at the time of his
_inearccrati?n, is, of course, somewhat
mitigating in his favor, but he makes
no denial of the forgery.
About three years ago he contracted
with a gentleman in Greenville, Mr. B.
H. Livermore, fcr the purpose of obtaining
a charter for a mutual insurance
company to be established in
Texas. According to his stetement, Mr.
Livermore was to advance SI,000 and
Fowler was to give his note for that
f amount until the charter could be obx_
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endcrsoment on the note. The endorsement
was that of his brother in-law,
Mr. J. D. Harris, Fowler admitted forging
the endorsement, and, after sentence,
appealed to a higher court. On
January IS, 1S9S, he was informed by
his attorney that the appeal had been
Fowler says that he wrote to the
sheriff that he was ready to go to the
penitentiary, and was informed he
f Fn-wler"* would have to pay his own
way. He stayed at home, spending
only one night away, until Corpl Smith
of the penitentiary guard came for him.
And it was charged that he evaded the
law and attempted to escape from'being
brought to the penitentiary.
Fowler is a native of Greenville county,
and had a little farm up there. His
sentence is for three years. When
his term shall have expired he says he
will return to Lis farm, try to make
money enough to pay his debts and
then if he succeeds ia reinstating himself
into the confidence of the people he
r will resume the duties of the ministry.
Fowler attended the college at Clinton,
and says that he spent a while at
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tne LOiumDia laeoiogicai seminary.
He is now, or has recently been writ:
iag a book, a history of his lire. It
seems remarkable that he can write,
and his statement to that effect was
f doubled until ic was demonstrated that
by tying a pen to the stub of his ri^ht
hand he could write as rapidly and as
legibly as a;i c-xp< rt bookkeeper with all
XI U L JiLUUil QiU'dUMUA.
Dr. James E^ans, secretary of tbe
^ state board of health Las written a leti
ter to Governor Candler, which is a
. reply to the usual Georgia statement
? that no smallpox or o:hcr contagious
diseases originated in that state. Di.
Evans in his letter gives a clcar and
definite statement as to the smallpox
t situation in this state. He says tbat
the very few case3 in the state are in
counties bordering on the Savannah
river. There are only 21 of them and
the state board of health has isolated
' every one ot them ana lias emorcea
' compulsory vaccination in the various
communities affected. The records
show that the disease appeared in Ilil'
ton Head, Belliger's Hill aid Ditmkie
; Island in August, and the board of
health has traced the history cf the
cases to show that it was originally introduced
by a Negro from Savannah.
Later in October the disease was introduced
from cases originating in
Savannah or Augusta or through people
who had passed throueh them to
Fought a BurglarMrs.
L. Schurtzemburg, a Dational
delegate from the Red Cross -society to
tJati i'auippine islands, is Jj'icg at tne
home of Mrs. S. S. Wise, 401 Thirtythird
street, Chicago, under a physician's
care "with her face bruised and
swollen and her arms and body black
and bule as the result of a struggle
with a burglar Thursday night. Mrs.
Schurizenb'irg is a member of a prominent
family and was on her way to
Washington after being in the Philippines
since last May. Early Thursday
morning she was awakened by hearing
some one in her room. Mrs. Sehurt7??iVmrcr
inmner] nn frrarmlod with
the burglar, screaming for help. In
tbe struggle for the possession of Mrs.
Schurtzenborg's jewel case she was
struck time and time again. The burglar
finally plunged through a window
and escaped. Mrs. Schurtzenburg
would have left for Washington Thursday
but will probably be confined to her
bed for some time. She saved her
money and jewelry.
Body Found in the River.
A dispatch from Macon, Ga., says
the body of Mrs. Eugenia Pottle, widow
of the late Judge Joseph Pottle, one of
the most promineiLM^.a->^J*^?rr-^-chT-T-aarrerfecxrsiri.crot
Coi. John Hamzl- ,
ton, who took a prominent part in the ]
border troubles in Missouri and Kansas
before the war, was found in Ocmulgee
river, just above the city Thursday af
tercooa. Mrs. Pottle disappeared ,
while on the way from Macon to her j
Jones county plantation Monday, Nov.
20, and the search f-v her since that :
time had been una\a:':"s up to Thurs
day. An investigation of the case
lead to the belief that she had been the
victim of foul play and circumstances
strongly pointed to Allen Fuller, a Ne- (
gro, as her probable murderer. Fuller
has been arrested and lodged in Bibb i
county jail where he will await more
thorough investigation of the case.
Mrs. Pottle was well known throughout
the State and was a woman of
A Montana SensationA
special to The Times from Butte,
Mont., says: Prof. Malachy Dwyer,
ao old resident of Butte, formerly of
Ogdensburg, X. Y., during a heated
religious discussion with J. S. Charlebois,
the divine healer, attempted to
strike the latter. Charlebois called on
God to protect him and Dwyer dropped
dead. The men were if the public
library at the time. Charlebois, who
is from Helena, is editor of a publication
called "The Living Truth." During
the discussion with Dwyer, the latter
called Charlebois a liar and made a
rush for him with upraised hand to
strike him. Charlebois says he stood
up and called on G od to protect him and
before Dwyer could strike he dropped
dead. Dwyer was 68 years old. The
coroncr's inquest Thursday evening
developed the fact that death was due
heart failure produced by excitemnt.
Suffered on SuspicionTwo
Negro women, Dolphuser and
Ida Hooks have been in jail at Macon,
Ga., for several weeks under indictment
for the murder of Jim Jones,
colored. Wednesday Jones made his
appearance and his coming has caused
a profound sensation among the Negioes.
A dead Negro was found in
South Macon several months ago, who
had plainly been murdered. He was
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and was buried - by her. Suspicion
pointed to the Hooks women and their
conviction was regarded as certain.
Jones ?*xys he has been working on a
turpentine farm and did not know he
was thought to have been murdered.
Solicitor General Hodges ordered the
release of the accused women Wednesday.
Murdered His Wife.
Hiram Sharp shot and killed his wife
and wounded his wounded his motherin-law
at Lithana. Ga., "Wednesday.
Family trouble was the cause. Sharp
and his wife had been married 20 years,
Sharp escaped into the woods, and a
party of citizens, headed by the sheriff
and a posse, have started in pursuit.
It is understood there has been an estrangement
of several years' csistence
between Sharp and his wife. A short
time ago she left him, after a bitter
quarrel, but she returned, and sioee
they have been living to.cethei at their
A fi-nnd Plan
When the town of Bethlehem, Fa.,
feeds tramps she requires them to pay
for their food by breaking stcne, As
stone breaking is not a congenial occupation
to the average tramp, he breaks
from that town after the first meal and
gives the town such a haru name thai
the other tramps he meets steer clear
BURNED AT STAKE.
By Thousands cf Men at Maysvilie,
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rtliXrtLIT I'JUKKlDLt V^KIMC.
Taken from the Sheriff at Court
House Steps Chief Actors
Known, vlo Concealment
Richard Col&aan, colored, confessed
muaerer of Mrs. James-Lashbrook, wife
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daylight at the lands of a mob, consisting
of thousands of citizens, by
burning at tha' stake after suffering
indescrible torture. The dreadful
spectacle occured on peaceful cricket
grounds on the Outskirts of Maysville
Just two months ago Richard Cole
man. the husted employe of Farmer
James Lashb/ook, murdered the
woman who h*d been his benefactor.
Coleman had b-:eu left iu charge of the
hou^e. Mrs. Lashbrook had driven to
Maysville aud returned, when Coleman
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some work at which he had been engaged.
The negro locked the door on
the inside. Mrs. Lashbrook became
frighted and screamed. Coleman
struck her on t*'.s head, knocking her
down, but not stopping her cries. He
then seized a razor and cut her throat.
He picked up the bleeding body and
placed it on the-bed. He then.bft the
room, but returning, heard her still
groaning and with an axe he struck her
repeatedly on ihe head until he was
sure she was dead. The negro washed
tlie blood from his hands and clothing
and went to where Mr. Lashbrook was
at work in the field and told him that
he had better come to the house, as
some one had killed his wife.
It was not until after the officers arrived
that suspicion was directed
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against \joieiuan. x>iuou s^iuis uau ueeu
found on his clolhing, but he accounted
for that by saykg that he had been killing
chickens. That night, however,
at xMaysville, a partial confession was
obtained, and, snowing the result if
that fact should become known, the
officers quietly cyck him to Covington,
Kv., for safe keeping. He was indicted
for the murder. Shortly after his incarceration
at Covington, he made a 1
complete confession of his crime to the ;
jailer. The story of his crime, includ- ,
ing worse than murder, was told with- J
out any appearance of feeling by the '
The trial was set for Wednesday. ]
Sheriff Perrine determined to leave !
Covington by th- train on the Qhesa- .
peake and (hiio, wLich. started at jj.30L j
'innnt? and Covinetou. Coleman had
been apprised Tuesday night to prepare
to return to the scene of his crime.
He was instahtly stricken with fear and
begged piteously to be permitted to
remain in Covinging until after his
trial. He said he expected to die, but
be dreaded the vengence of a mob.
When he was hanccuffed on leaving the
jail in Covington be was almost
paralyzed and had to be assisted to the
patrol wagon. On entering the train
he seemed unable to sit down until one
ci the guards forced him into a seat.
It developed that in the crowd at
Covington and even on the train there
were some of the relatives of Mrs.
Lashbrook, ready to convey information
if any attempt was made to secrete the
prisoner. Messages were sent here.
The prisoner with his escort arrived at
10:20 o'clock. Sheriff Perrine while
en route to Maysville, had been
informed that a mob was awaiting the
of fVio donot and lift
arrival ui t-ic uam ?u vuv
hastely prepared for it by swearing in :
deputy sheriffs. As the train puffed
slowly into the old station the mob
formed on both sides in two long but :
closcly huddled crowds. Armed men
stationed themselves at the platforms
of the cars and -warned the frightened
passengers to remain quiet and not to
interfere. The sheriff and his assistants
were strongly armed and there
was some resistance as the leaders of
the mob jostled roughly against them
and demands were uttered from the
outer fringes of the crowds for the
?filmriff Po-rrino a ViolH
piiSUUCi.. i. Vi*?uw
movement and started, walking swiftly,
but with no indications of panic, from
the car. A step behind him followed
the officers with Coleman in their
midst, seeking to protect himself
behind the brawney forms of his protectors.
As the officers proceeded the numbers
of the mob were distantly swelled
by new arrivals and thr -ugh the downtown
business streets to the court
house they were closely followed. Hundreds
of stones and other missiles were
thrown and revolvers and rifles were
freely displayed. The prisoner was frequently
struck and he presented a
frightful appearence, the blood stream-Prorvi
trrtnnds nn his face and head.
At the court house a mob of over 2,000
men headed by James Lash brook, the
husband, had been hastily formed. A
demand for the prisoner was made.
There was a brief struggle in which
weapons were hastlily c awn by the officers
and then the sheriff and his assistants
were overcome by force of
numbers and the prisoner was -seized
by the leaders of the luob. The prisoner
was dragged alon;: by ropes loosely
attcahed to his body. He was the target
again of hundred of missiles and
several times he sank half-conscious to
the ground while the crowd pressed
forward, striking at him with clubs,
sticks and whips until his head and
body were scarcely recognizable. More
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ana forced to his feet. Scores of women
joined the men. The wretch .could be
heard pleading for his life, but the cry
of the prisoner was answered with an
oath and n blow.
The place of execution had been selected
weeks ago and ail the other details
of the programme mapped out b>
the leaders of the mob. The prisoner
was strapped against a tree, facing the
husband of the victim. Large quantities
of dry brush and larger bits of
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wood were pneu arouau mm wane uc
was praying for speedy death. James
Lashbrook, the husband of the victim,
applied the first match to the brush
wood. A brother of the victim struck
the second match. Some one with a
knife was vainly slashing at the prisoners
chest. Xot a single shot was
fired. The purpose seemed t o be to
give the wretch the greatest possible
amount of torture. A fatal shot would
have been merciful and there was no
mercy in the crowd surrounding Richt
JLfie ropes securing mm to the tree
were burned and his bod7 finally fell
forward oa the burning pile. Tie
crowd used rails and long pole9 to push
his body back into the flames. It is
not certaih how long life lasted. During
the process, while his voice could
1 be heard, he begged for a drink of
| water. At the end of three hours the
j body was practically cremated. Dur|
iDg all that time members of the family
j of Mrs. Lashbrook had remained to keep
up the fire.
In all the thousands *ho constituted
the mob there was not a single effort
mo/la fn fltconicrt nr
No mac wore a mask. All the leaders
of the mob are well known and there
are hundred of witnesses who can testify
to their participation in the tragedy.
They are leading citizens in all
lines of business and many are members
of churches. County Judge
Harbeson will empanel a special grand
jury at occe to make a speedy investigation
and return indictments against
the leaders or the mob.
The cnroser held an inquest on the
charred remains of Coleman and rendered
the simple verdict "death at the
hands of a mob." The body was left
lying there and at present has not been
removed. Ilelic hunters took away
teeth and bones and flesh and every
fragment that they could lay hands
upon. All the afternoon children,
some of them not more than six years
old kept up the fires on the blackened
Dody by throwing grass, kindling wood,
brush, bits of boards and everything
combustible that they could gather.
The action of the mob seems to be
generally approved, even by women
who think that hereafter they will be
Believe the World i3 to End About
Wild and superstitious negroes in
Charleston are very much excited and
alarmed at what tbey believe to be the
approaching end of the world. According
to the opinion expressed by ignorant
leaders the world is scheduled to
make a grand finish with the end of the
present year, and negroes who take
stock in this doctaine are making preparations
for a religious departure. The
fact that the century is about to close
has strengthened the belief that the
jnd cf the world is near and in many
)f the smaller churches around town
ministers are hitting hard licks in the
;onverting line. The congregations
iave been told that their time on earth
.8 short; that when another year should
;nat a great sea ofnre will sweep down
md the end will come. Naturally the
word of a preacher is believed by ignorint
followers and among certain classes
;here is a strong belief that the year
ioon to close will be the last.
There are thousands of negroes
iround here' however, who are scoffing
properly at the wild teaching of the
'daffy" leaders. The end of the world
ppill come, they say, when no man
ivatcheth and "while the bridegroom
ileereth his sleep." But notwithstanding
the preaching of intelligent
.eaders the first impressions made by
irild- eyed gang are still being believed
irmly and it is rather difficult to put
;he ignorant classes straight. The
)ther week, when the meteors were
ssptcted to appear, there was a state of
ibject fear and terror among the superstitious
negroes, for they believed that
the falling stars were coming down to '
iestrov the earth, and when the nights !
passed without the appearance of the
star.-* the negroes thought that dates
had been mixed and that the grand
flame, ihe flery burning bush, had been
switched on to a siding to roll down at
the Chi;-imastide. At any rate there
is wild tiuitement among the ignorant
negroes and until the new year gets
well on its way they will still believe
that they are to be snatched off at any
old moment of the day or night.
Gov.-McSweeney expected to go to
Orangeburg Thursday morning to attend
the Methodist conference educational
meeting, but owing to the fact
that Private Secretary Aull was called
home yesterday by the sickness of one
of his children he will be unable to
leave the office. He last night wired
the Rev. H. B. Browne: "You have
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my [/est wisuea, auu JL gicauj
ate invitation to be present at educational
meeting. Much to my regret
official business will prevent me from
being present. Please place my came
on the list for $25.
With best wishes,
M. B. McSweeney."
Ran Away With a Eorse.
A dispatch to the Columbia State
from Laurens says: "Warren Gerrald,
a young white man well known to the
authorities in Greenville, is in jail here
charged with stealing a horse. Thursday
Gerrald hired a horse from Geer
Bros, of BeltOD, and failing to return,
one of the Messrs. Geer followed the
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man, arriving Here snoruy aicer \jw
raled bad been arrested in the act of
selling the animal for $45 by the officers
who had been notified to be on the
lookout for hira. He will be carried to
Anderson probably b7 the sheriff of
Defended His Mother.
A dispatch from Montgomery, Ala.,
says word reached there from Crenshaw
county that the 15-year old son of
Widow Rhodes shot and killed William
Jones and mortally wounded John
Pruitt. while thoy were attempting to
sn f;nrrance into his mother's
home. They battered down the door
with a fence rail when the boy fired.
Bulling the Mule Market.
Purchases of mules in America for
the use of the British government
seems likely to upset the calculations
of American live stock men. It is said
1 ?- Ia
orders cave Deeu xecuivcu ?.u
10,000 more animals. Almost this
number have already been shipped
from southern points.
A GREENVILLE TRAGEDY.
In Which A Moonshiner and a State
Constable Are Elilled.
Wednesday afternoon a desperate
fight took placc a few miles above
a/in11 a Vv^f tt*frtnc f Vkl ao
^ib'wu>u:g utinttu vvuouiuigo WAU"
well and Cooley of the State constabulary,
and George Howard, whose home
is just outside the city limits, on the
i Buncombe road near the Sampson and
Poe cotton mill. It seems that Cornwell
and Cooley were on the scent of
whiskey wagons and met George Howard
with another man coming from towards
the mountains, but there is no
accurate information as to what took
place except that shooting began without
any unnecessary delay.
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/I. uispaica to ane state says tne
shooting affray took place in a piecc
of woods near the Paris mountain road,
just before it crosses the Southern railway.
George Howard was there with
his unknown companion, who had driven
a covered wagon into the woods this
morning. The constables were out on
a raid, and circled around the wagon.
One of them discovered liquor kegs and
notified the other. Cooley took charge
of the liquor and carried it to his buggy,
while Cornwell approached the men,
who were sitting on the ground before
a fire near the wagon. The men surrendered
without resistance and How
ard says that CorDwell took hold of
him, at which he remonstrated, telling
him that the liquor belonged to the
other man, but that Cornwell again
seized him. After saying this much he
declined to talk any more.
Cornwell has said that Howard informed
him that he was not armed, but
that Howard opened fire on him, which
he returned at close range, inflicting
five wounds, and when Howard was
found on the roadside by his nephew
his overcoat was afire from the powder
of Cornwell's pistol. Cooley was putting
a keg in the buggy on the opposite
side from where the others were stand:ng,
and says he was fired upon when
his back wis towards them. He thinks
it was the-man who ran away that shot
him, and says the fire was repeated almost
instantly. He raised up and fired
a rifle at Howard and then emptied his
revolver at him.
Howard was wounded five times, the
most serious of which is in the left
breast, just below the nipple, the bullet
going in straight, and the doctors
are afraid to probe for it. He was
taken to his home on the Poe hill, and
the physicians injected nitro-glycerine,
keep his heart going and prevent a collapse,
while they were examining his
wcunds. Cornwell's wounds are also
considered fatal, the ball passing
i through His intestines, ana tne pnysii
cians do not express any tope of his
recovery. He was married about two
months ago in Chester county and his
wife is seriously ill at their home,
on the ro.'.d to town before he fell, and
when Cooley found him on the side of
the road he was too weak to get into
the buggy. Cooley theu hastened to
town for assistance, which was speedily
given. Howard walked 100 yards before
he gave up and when his nephew
came to him on the roadside driving a
wagon out of town on his way home
Howard informed him very cooiey that
he had been in a shooting scrape and
[ was certain that he had shot one of the
A dispatch from Greenville to the
.News and Courier says: Dispensary
Constable John B. Cornwell, who was
mortally shot in the stomach by Greo.
Howard in Tuesday's fierce battle between
dispensary constables and moonshiners,
died Thursday morning at 2
o'clock. Howard, who was shot five
times by Cornwell, died Friday night.
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testified before the coroner that he
killed Howard- Cooley's condition is
somewhat alarming. A reporter accompanied
Drs. Wright and Bramlett
on a visit to Mr. Howard at 6 o'clock
Thursday night. Mr. Howard had then
recovered from the first shock, his temperature
The gritty moonshiner looked like a
wounded panther last ni^ht as he lay
on his bed with a bored expression on
his face, slightly drawn with extreme
pain, but fire in his clear blue eyes as
he opened them occasionally.
"Did Cooley run?'' he repeated in an
swer to a question. "If he done any
running it was at me, not away from
me. 2vaw, he never run. I know them
both and saw what each was doing during
"Who fired the first shot of the battle?your
friends who ran away?"'
"I'll tell you all about that in a few
days," was the reply, after somo hesitation.
''It hurts me to talk, now.
Naw, it wan't Will Gosnell with me.
I ain't seed Will Gosnell."
Mr. W. A. Reckling, the photographer,
Thursday delivered to the governor's
office a composite cicture of the
governors of South Carolina since 1876,
which was ordered some time ago. It
is to be placed in the private secretary's
office and is composed of five pictures
of the following governors:
Wade Hampton?1876 79.
W. D. Simpson?1S79 80.
Johnson Hagood?1880 82.
Hugh S. Thompson?1882-86.
Tno. C. Shcppard?1886.
John Peter Richardson?1S86-90.
B. R. Tillman?1890 94.
Jno. Gary Evans?1894-96.
Win. H. Ellerbe?1896-99.
Miles B. McSvreeney?1899.
Of these all are living save Govs.
Simpson, Eagood, Jeter, Ellerbe and
Richardson. The picture is one of peculiar
interest, covering as it does two
revolutionary periods in South Carolina
Divs For a Livine.
Over 100 Japanese women following
the hazardous profession of divers are
found along; the coast of the peninsula.
They are divided into four batches, and
their age ranges from 17 to 30. They
come almost exclusively from Shima,
Miyeken, a noted fishery center in
Japan. Their earnings are of course
not uniform, as they are paid according
to the amount of their work, which consists
in diving for agar-agar, seaweed,
sea-ear, sea-cucumber, and so forth.?
! BAD NEWS, fjj
No Hope for Peace in the Philippine
AGUINALDO AND HIS ARMY.
The Americans Cannot Suppress
the Insurrection ZFor a Long
Time and Our Troops Must
A dispatch to the New Tork Herald
from Manila, P. I., says:
Hope ol ending the insurrection and
halting military operations in the
Philippines, which seemed so bright a
few days ago, hasagain faded into the
Much has been accomplished. Daring
the last few weeks the campaigning
has been almost phenomenal.
In dreadful weather through a devastated
country, across swollen rivers,
along roads that were impassable for
wagons, artillery and in some cases for
cavalry, the advances of the troops haye
_ been so rapid and in so many directions
that they have often been beyond the
military telegraph lines and operations
have necessarily been independent in
being conducted by the field commanders.
The army is rightfully proud.
The insurgents have had a series of
routs and disasters. The slaughter has
been great. They have lost a large
quantity of supplies and ammunition
of war and more than one thousand cf
their armed men have surrendered or
been captured during their ratreat in
the last few weeks.
Their government hag been scattered
or captured. -What of it is at liberty
is in flight. A portion of Aguinaldo's
family are in our lines. At-uinaldo
himself is a fugitive.
Notwithstanding all these things,
there is no reason for an extreme optimistic
view of the situation. Nothing
more is heard of having the rebellion
stamped out in the coarse of a few
days. That sort of talk only lasted . "
while the insurgent leader was slipping
away last week. Field commanders
now think that the end is still afar.
It is admitted that little is definitely
known of the present strength or
whereabouts of the insurgents.
Aguinddo's army is estimated at
from 20,000 to 30,000 armed men, scatf
nvo/l fli ??ati aTi Awf 4-V* a Til AVA
bVI^>U UIIIUU^UVUV XOICIUUO* JLJUOJ>g
are 45,000 Americans soldiers now in
the Philippines, 35,000 being in Luzon.
These are already so greatly scattered
by the recent operations with the exception
of those in Manila, where 12,000
are concentrated, that they seem
like a mere handfol. Still we hold less
than one-third of the area of Luzon,
Indications are that Aguinaldo escaped
to the north with a much hinrer
body of troops than was at first supposed.
This force reported at from 2,000
to 3,000 men, was originally recruited
in the northern provinces and
the men are reputed to be good fighters.
Not one of our columns is in direct
contact with the enemy. It is a game
of hide and seek and a weary game
it is. ^
A Filipino Amazon.
A Manila newspaper called Freedom
prints this story as part of an interview
with a Spanish prisoner escapcd from
the Filipino lines: "One thing not
generally known is that a saddle-col- / '"'.J
ored Joan of Arc is leading a brigade
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oi tne ragtag army, one 13 aeswnoeu
being about 35 years of age. a pure
Filipino and very plain looking. She <
was dressed in trousers, high boots,
short khaki jacket, and carried a handsome
belt, with two revolvers attached.
She wore one of the United States
service hats, and on her shoulders the
straps of her rank. The natives gave
her every honor and said she was perfectly
fearless on the field. Her husband,
whom she was with when he was
killed near Imus, was a major; when
he fell she seized his revolver and ,
tried to reform the flying 'gugus,' but
in vain. For this she was commissioned
in her husband's place, and has
since been promoted for bravery to a
Will Succeed Brooks.
Gen. Leonard Wood had a conference
with the secretary of war Friday respecting
his future. While neither of
the principals had anything to say for
publication as to the conclusions
reached, it is gathered that Gen. Wood
is to be the next governor of Cuba, succeeding
Gen. Brooks, who will return
to the United State;?. It is expected ?
that the military force in Cuba can be
greatly reduced in the near future, so
that while Gen. Wood, by commanding
f.Tio tmnne rorrminfnsr will a militaw
governor, there will be so little left of
the military establishment that his
office will be mnch more civil than
military in fact. The. reduction in
force will enable the war department to
withdraw some or perhaps all of the
general officers of the regulars now in
Tampa Cubans Excited.
Cubans at Tampa, Fla., are much excited
over seyeral speeches which were
made in cigar factories this morning by . /
Cubans whose names will not be revealed.
The speakers were bitter and
incendiary in their language regarding
the American occupation of Cuba and
advocated the use of force and dynamite
to rid the island of all Americans.
There are several thousand Cubans in
Tampa and it is believed these orators
have come from Cuba to excite the
colony and to raise money later on to
carry out some plan or insurrection.
No More Quails for Him
A man's ability to eat 30 quail in 30
days has been the subject of much speculatation,
but Clay Smith, a barber
living in .Danville, 111., has proved that
he can do even better. He has eaten
j 33 quail in 33 days, and says he will
try to keep the record up tor 4U days.
One would not think the task a hard
one but it seems to be. Smith says he
never wants to see another quail as long
as he lives after he wins his bet this