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-Lutered April 23, 1903 at Piokens, S. 0., as second claua natter, wider act of Cougros of Mtaroli , 1879
VOL. XXXVI PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, TIARCH 9 1907 NO. 41
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GO THROUGH TRAIN
One Passenger Killed; Another
THV MAN SLAIN WAS A NEGRO
There Was Only a Few Passengers
on the Train and the Robbers Did
Not Secure More Than $100.
Posses Trailing 'Robbers.
Pittsburg, Kansas, March . 5.-A
Missouri Pacific passenger 'crain which
left here MIonday was held up by two
men in disguise, and Lou Jeff, a ne
gro miner employed at Camp 31, of
the Central Coal and Coke company,
was killed because he protested, and
W. L. Westiake, of Toledo, Ohio,
who, with his wife an4 two children,
had been visiting relatives in Kan
aks, was shot through the hand by
a stray ahot t'hat had been fired at
the negro. There were few passen
gors on the train, and the robbers se
cured only a little over $100 cash,
and a few watches.
The men were disguised only with
false mustaches and goatees. One
tall man, weighing between 180 and
190 pounds, and the other was 160
pounds. Both were dark-com'plgxion
ed, and wore dark slough hats and
dark clothes. They boarded the train
as it passed the Kansas City Southern
shops. They commenced with the
smoking car, and one walked ahekd
with a 44-caliber revolver in each
band and quietly asked the passen
gers to "shell out" to the man be
hind, who was olosely following. They
were not far behind the train audi
tor, and followed him into the wo
When ihey came to Jeff, in the wo
men's coach, he pulled his revolver,
and took a shot at the foremost rob-'
zer, who shot twice at him. The first
shot went wild and struck Westlake,
but the second struck the negro in
the head; and killed him instantily.
They then quietly made the auditor
stand and deliver, and hurriedly left
the train as it entered the yards at
Curnell. Westlake, the wounded,
passenger, was taken to Liberal, at
which Place his. hand was dressed by
the local surgeon of the company.
As soon as communication could be
had with Agent. Donohoe, of this
place, a switch -engine, with a posse
of officers, was sent to Cornell, which
Is only four miles from here.
The country surrounding Pittsburg
is 'thickly settled, and is dotted with
scores of villages and mining camps.
It is reported that the news that a
miner was killed by the bandits has
spread rapidly, and the miners are
making diligent search in an attempt
to capture and lynch the men.
Off for Panama.
New York, March 5.--'o the West
Indies, the Spanish main and a two
days' stop at Colon that the Panama
canal work may be visited, the steam
* hip Bluecher, of the Hamburg-Amer
ican line, sailed Tuesday with her
cabins filled. In the large p)arty are
several members of coligress who take
the trip to see the operations on the
1sthmus of Pana.ma. in the congres
sional party are -Speaker Canon, Sen
ator Charles Curtis, of Kansas, and
Representatives Sherman, Littauer
and Van Vechter Olcott, all of the
state of New York; Tawney, of Min
nesota; LoudenscM~ager, of New Jer
sey, and McKinley, of Illinois.
Depew Held by Coroner.
Washington, March 5.--Senator
Chauncey bl. Depew, one of the di
rectors of t-he New York Central,
held by the coronier's inques't which
inquired into the wreck in the Bronx
Feb. 16, when 23 persons were kill..
ed, went to NJew York Tuesday after..
noon to consult with counsel for the
road, He said that he had not been
aummoned to appear, buit he ould be
guided by the ad*vice of counsel.
'Strike Was Postponed.
New York, March 5.--(rhe strike
of the Franiklin Association of Press
Peeders -in all the shops of the Typo
thetae did not go into effect Monday,
as -planned, because of the arrival ot
.lartin P. Higgins, of the Interns
tional Association of PrInting Press
amn. Higgin's had a conference&with
the oficera ,pf t'he Typothetac and the
strike was 'prostponed pending new
STen Injured In Wreok.
TPIvoli, N. Y ., March 5.-/Phe lim
ited fast mail train from C,htcago for
.New York was partly derailed while
passing through Vivoll at 5:40 a. mn.
fluesday an'd 'ten persons were injured ,
othlers sustaining slight 'bruises. Cook
radtg ing car, suffered
boken ldg anit tr e passengers andl
O 1e nployees f the Pullman
acal wo nds and minor
To Prevent Kentucky Mountaineers
from Killing Court Officers.
Lexington, Ky. , Maich 5.-The
trial of Judge Jam:ae HIargis, chargc'l
with the assasination or Dr .13. 1).
Cox began on Tuesday at Jackson,
Breathitt coun'ty, at a special term
o'f court, to be presided ov-r by .Judge
William Carnes. Judge Carnes will
go to Jackson accompanied by a com
pany of state guards from Lexington S
and a portioa of the Frankfort battery,
under command of Captain C. W.
In case of the anticipated court
room fight, it is believed Judge Har
gis, his attorney, W. A. Young,
and Prosecuting Attorney A. Floyd
byrd, may be killed. Attorney Byrd
said he thought he would be killed if
Ruch a tight occurred. The town of
Jackson is full of mountaineers. e
The trials of B3. Fulton French, b
John Smith and John- Abner, clharged I
with the assassination of James B.
Marcum during the Breathitt feud U
trouble, was set for Beattyville Mon- 1
tay, but it was continued until July.
Will Prove Fin.anclal Failure.
Havana, March 5.--The present
sugar crop will prove a fnanclal fail
are unless the price of sugar ad- ti
rances. Although the weather "is
rood and the abundance of cane has
:nabled grinding to be carried on e
vithout interruption the cost of pro- C
luction is excessive. The cost of 8
abor is nearly double the average a
or recent years. The Spanish ell- It
rer is nearly at par and the railroad
rates are very high. The planters
!oruplain they are working exclusive
ly for the 'benefit of the railroads w
which are charging from 25 to 50 d
cents for 'hauling a sack of sugar of c
325 pounds weight to port. It is I
alleged that the principal railroad, r
which recently increased its stock 50 c
per cent did so to hide the high 'di- e
vidends it is earning. These, it i
is saidl, are almost due to the high r
freight rates on sugar.
Should Have Far Eastern Squadron a
St. Petersburg, March 5.-,General 1
Ilatyunoff, formerly an officer in the i
navy is trying to persuade the em- r
peror that Russian should have a '
squadron in Far Eastern waters at 1
lie earliest possible moment, and is i
recon,. sending that the project in the
warships be built in the United States
and not in Europe. The general de
clares that the American ship build- h
lug yards could turn out. in two years $
as many ships as European yards (
could in five years. Russia Is soon c
to begin the construction of the bat- s
tleshipa of 21,000 tons displacement i
with a speed of 21 knots, turbine ma- f
chinery and armament of ten 12-Inch t
guns each. It is reported these t
vessels will be laid down in St. Pe- c
tersburg yards this spring, and it is c
hoped to finish them in four years. t
New Commander Now in Charge. b
Atlanta, arch 5.--General Winfleld p
S. Edgerly, who succeeds General n
William P. Duvall, as commander of
the department of the gulf, is in the
city, and has assumed command of
the department. General Edgerly
is a commanding looking macn of six
feet, three inches in height, ad is a
ioldier every inch of him. He conmes
to Atlanta from Los Angeles, Calif.,t
where he ha.a only .been a very short 0
time from the Philippines, where he
made an enviable record for bravery. ~
General Duval.l has gone 'to Wash- C
ington to ta.ke a position on the gen
eral .staff, made vacant by the remov- r
al of General Thomas %arry 'to the
command of the troops now in Cub:a.
Pistol Play in a Saloon.
Na-shville, Tenn., March 5.-Jess
White was killed and George Edwards
mortally wounded by Cory Weakley,
late Monday as the result of a brawl
at the saloon of JTohn Bradley, on
Third avenue north. White, it is a
said, was an outsider and accidlental- ~
ly .got in line of a bullet in'tended t
for Walter Oliver, one of the com
batants. Weakley, whlo wa.s arrested,
is the son of a prominent busines-s I
man. Hius wife, Mollie Weakley, who
was arreste'd, charged with disorderly ~
Death Doesn't DIvIde Man and Wife.
Pittsburg, Pa. , Marc'h 5.-Mr.
Van Dusen, ohief assistant ge.neral
passenger agent of the Penn
sylvania lines west of Pittsburg,
diled Monday of pneumonia. T,wo
hours later his wife, Mrs. Sarah Van
Dusen, ekplred in an adjoining room.
Mr. Vandusen was bor.n in Cincinnati
sixty-two years ago.
ClassificatIon Committee Meets.
Mobile, Ala., March 5.-.The
Southern classi.fication commit'cec
comp)osedl of all southern railroads,
met here in annual1 session Tuesday
at the Cawthon hotel with about 50
members p)resent. The commission
wvill lie in session until Friday for
the purpose of hearing Complainis
9Ns the present classi0ication of
bout Thirty People Were In.
OME OF THEM PROBABLY FATAL
lusiness Street of City Was Wrecked
and Window Panes Were Brokeri for
a Distance of Fifteen Miles from the
Pottsville, Pa., March 6.-'By aa
xplosion of powder at the Richards
slliery at Mt. Carmel Tuesday, the
ladksmith shop, boiler house and
irge powder magazine were blown
p. About thirty persons were in
ired-, some probably fatally.
The business street of Mt. Carmnel
'as badly wrecked.
Window panes in houses were brok.
n for a distance of fifteen miles from
ie place of the explosion.
El Paso, Tex., March 5.--Two
xplosiois in the rock quarry of the
hihuahua and Pacific railroad at
andoval, Chihuahua, Monday, killed
nd buried nine men and seriously
ijured nine others.
Dr. Wagner Testifies.
New York, March 5.-Dr. Wagner
as recalled when the Thaw trial
pened Tuesday morning and his
ross-exa.mination was resumed by
istrict Attorney Jerome. Mr. Je
ome asked Dr. Wagner if he could
ite a brain storm in which the on
et took place in ten minutes. The
octor could not. "Does the calm
ess and deliberation with which Mr.
"haw walked down the aisle of the
oof ga7.en and shot White indicate
nything about his mental condition?
s it unnatural for a person suffer
ng from .brain-storm to act in this
nanner?" asked the district attorney.
I have already told you tiuat I can
o't lay down any rule as to conduct
n insanity," replied Dr. Vagner.
Robbery of Sub-Treasury.
Chicago, March 5.-A report here
as it that $1,000,000 instead of only
175,000 hao been stolen from the
nicago sul,-trea:ury, was denied by
tub-Treasurer Boldenweck and the
ecret service officials who are work
ng on the case. Mr. Boldenweck
ollowed his denial, however, with
he statement that the examination of
he four Washington experts, who
ame to this place, and are now
ounting the funds in the local sub
reasury, may show a varia;ion from
te amount made public-$173,000
ut he stated that it. was not antici
ated that this variation, be is either
tore or less, will be large.
$2,000,000 Mortgage Filed.
Sherman, Tex., March 5.-The
exas Traction company, nowv con
tructing inter--urban lines between
herman and Dallas, has filed clhnt
tI mortgage and deed of trust in the
filce of the county clerk covering its
ros'pe'ctive line bteween the two cit
is namnod to the Old Colony Trust
ompany, of Boston, Mass., for 'The
mount of $2,000,000. Provision is
inde in copy of the instrument filed
3r issuing $1,000,000 addcitional
onds for payment of obligations of
he Texas Trust company as they
rc, and construction of the line and
ar the pur[pose of building additional
Wrecked Passengers Landed.
Yokohama, March 5.-The p)assen
ers and crew of the wrecked steam
hip Dakota, have heen landed from
lie Japanese steamer Hakual. They
ro in goud health and spIrits and
xtol the conduct of the offlcers of 'The
treat Northern Steamship company,
/ho have dono everything possible
or their comfort. They confirm tihe
revious reports that the Dakota prob
ab)ly will 'be a total loss.
Governor of Porto Rico.
Washington, March 5. --eginald'
'ost , of Blayport, 1,. 1. , and a former
ssenmblymnan for that district, has
ecn selected by the president as gov..
rnor of the island of Porto Rico to
ucceedi Govcrnor Beckman Winthrop,
/ho is to become assistant secretary
f the treasury. Mr. Post is now
ecretary of the insular government,
ad is about 43 years of age.
Fitzgerald Wanted in Mobile..
Boston, March 5.-Frank X. Fiitz
atrick, a pronilnent resident of Cam
ridge, was arrested by government
letectives Mionday on a con'plaint
romi Mobile, Ala,, that ho had con
pired to violate the intertstato com
nerce regulations by sending lottery
nntte fronm one ,.a intoano-hc
Reply to "Uncle Zeke "
1In lst week'' SENTINEL 1 noticed
an article on the Pickens & Easle%
Automoble Line, and as some of
your resders .take it as a serious in
tention on the part of some disgrun.
tied people, I want my say on the
This is how it all cameo about, and
all there is to it: A number of gen
tht m -n were discussing the incon
vCnience of the present schedule of
the Pickens road, and the conversa
tion drifted to automobiles and their
possibilities, etc. Now, 'Uncle Zeke"
on the lo"kout for something to say,
saw an op ning, and as I suppose
that is what he is paid foi, sharpened
his pencil and dipp.d in for what
there was In it.
This little old world of ours is full
of its triads and tribulations, and the
traveling public come in for their
share of it. And as human nature is
human nature where'or it may be, of
course we criticize whet the fur is
rubbed the wrong way. These gen
tlewen are not "knockers," but each
and every one sticklera' for Pickens
and Pickens institutiobe, and we kick
against any insinuations to the con
trary. 8.> much for that.
Now, if you people were homeward
bound and anxious to reach there,
and arriving at Ensley find that the
train had left you, "hot.est Injun"t
would't, you feel like--well, just
wishing the schedule was a little
more to your liking.
An automobile line woul I hardly
find favor with tie SENmINL force,
ts fiee pIFFe"s are a thiug of the past,
and 've editor" would be pot to the
alternative of walking hom<; and we
could burdly expcct. a newsp aper man
t.) a1ssi"t in 1ush ing a in hine up
hill, 18 it Would require an outlay of
libt r to 1 liCh ILey are C aistitutiot
afy opposed. But walking home is
no iew fxp(ri )e< with ihe craft.
S6 is easy to talk, but, it takes
t1:. to buy autos, and your liberal
ai:sc'eeriipion is (d li d with thanks.
Ca1p'. 'T'aylor will probably issue you
"n an1i1ual pass 1by the cr' testie route.
Now, if I ki ow anything about
Uncle Zeke," I take, it for granted
that he has knok1;(d at oud the
woi Id a bit, and l e n soe of life's
vicil.itudll a, and I wish to ask him,
"hoenst;:I1 jun," if whe. be wrote
Ihat- a ticle he was 'iv:ng in the past?
If the thoughts of the luxurious com
fol is of automobile tr.vel hact stirred
up memories of dn"s when "walking
home" and a "dow ny couch of straw"
would have been a hav. n of rest in
comaparison with the gree n sward of
mother y-arth, or theI soft side of a
plank, n ith the lue domce of heaven.
as a coveting? Wi e to "rise with
Lthe lai k" was a eeessity, and the
"wh)ispwriing of the brer zes in the
Steeses" and1( thle "joy onls niotes of the
song bird as they were n afted toward
heaveni's yates" aroused him to a re.
alizaltion of the fact that a "burnt
bisiuit" was a serious consideration
and the onue thing needful for pres
(ei t bappiness?
WVheu days of p)rosperity aie
with us, and visions of automobiles
flit across the mind we can afford to
Th'e days whein we weie hard up for
w'ant of food andl fire;
Wheucn we usedl to tie our shoes up with
little bitseof wire.
We never killed the little hugs that
crawled upon the wvall,
For we said the woald( is wide enough
there's room enough f(or all.
There is room for all, so get on
boardl, brothers, get on board
Tlii.: GAs WAc;ox.
Oliver Is .Not Through Yet.
New Orleaais, March 5.--W. 3. 01..
iver, whose bid for the Panama ca
nal -was rejected Monday in accepting
an invitation .to attend a -meeting of
southern governors and congressmen
here on March *25 to discuss the ca
nial sit4ation, wired: "Am not through
with this thing, and am1 wvith you."
W&ts Head of Soldiers' Home.
Dayga, 0., March 5.--Colonel J.
. Thdf 9, governor of the central
branch, lonal soldiers' home, died
Tuesday r9ing at the home near
this city 11e had be cnnecte<l
with this . since its incp
tion in, tlk. e sixties.
Court of General Sessions.
The couat of general sessioni
'net Monday at the usual time,
vith the jurors, witnesses and all
ho court officials on hand and
--Pady for busiiiees. Judge Gary
,as very -rief in his remarks to
he grand jury, complimenting
Pickens county on the good be.
havior of her citizens, shown by
the usual ;abeence of crimes of a
very serious nature. The grand
jury was handed a batch of indict
ments and the court settled down
The first case on the docket was
against Andy Carr, charged with
assault and battery. No bill was
returned in this case.
Hattie Williams, who was tried
on the charge of housebreaking
and lar3eny, was found guilty and
given a sentence of twelve months
in the penitentiary.
Charlie Williams, on the "harge
of practicing medicine without a
licensn, was giyen three months on
the gang, to make up his mind to
get a license or permit from the
State Medical Board'
J J iogers, who was under in.
dictnient for disposing of crop un
der lion, convinced the court that
he was not guilty.
J L Galloway, charged with as
sault and battery with intent to
kill, managed to get the indict.
ment thrown out.
Henry King, charged with biga
my, could not prove to the satis,
faction of the court and jurors, that
the charge was not true, so the
judge told him to take two years
and a half on the gang, and work
out of his head the idea that poly
gamy prevails in South Cnrolina.
Thad Brown, charged with biga
my, was given six months to be.
mntti his desire for more house.
keepers than the law allows him,
or pny a fine of $100.
Charlie Bridges, charged with
higamy, could not show the court
any reason why the indictment
should b quashed, so was handed
out three years in the penitentiary
Ho will have plenty of timo to
marvel over the quotation from
the Bible that it is not meet for
man to be alone.
Green Terrell, charged with vio
lation of the dispensary law,
proved to the court's satisfaction
that he was not guilty of the
Will Hodges, charged with biga.
my, said he preferred three yeari
on publio works to being loose
and having to support so many
wives--a wise decision.
John Hant, charged with violat
ing the dispensray law, could not
prove his claim of innocence, se
he was sentenced to a fine of $300,
or serve one year on the county
chain gang, or go to the penitenti
ary for a like period of time.
Thle case of Herbert Watkins
and Thomas Watkins, charged
with assault and battery, was
This enided the crirminal business
and the civil docket was gone into,
and court was adjourned sine die
We append the p)resont.ment of
the grand jury, which is as fol
PRESENTMENT OF GRAND JURY.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
County of Pickenis,
Spring term of court, 1907.
We, the O rand Jury, beg leave to
make this, our final presentment at this
term of court:
,We have passed upon all the bills
handed us by the Solicitor; and rendered
returns thereon, as our best judgment
We sent a committee of our body to
the poor farm and repot t that ihey found
the inmates well cared for and thiey
seemed to be well contented 'with thoil
treatment and condition,
.We recommend that some now build
iWgs be added for the comfort and eon
venience of the inmates, and some of the
lilanidated ne now th be.'rmove,
aand the best material in them be used in
the construction of such new buildings.
We also recommend that ac small por
tion of the form, conmprising not more
than one-fourth of an acre, adjoining
lands of A. M. Morris, be sold for not
less than ten dollars, also another small
portion containing containing about
two acres adjoining lands of iampton
Lewis and Brooks Adame be sold at not
less than the rate of fifty dollars an
acre, neither of the above strips or
pieces of land being at all profitable or
necessary to the county farm or for oth
er county purposes. Thia recommend.
ation is made on the condition that the
purchaser is to pay for all neeessary pa
pers in the transaction.
We find no supplies on hand at the
poor house except about fifteen bushels
of corn and a very small quantity of ba.
A committee of our body also visited
the jail and reported that the prisoners
are well cared for and that some repairs
are now being made. We have appoint
ed a committee to examine the various
offices of the court house and to report
at our next meeting on the condition of
the offloes respectively.
We recommend that a committee of
this body congistiug of the foreman,
Matthew Hendricks, 0. T. Martin and
T. D. Harris be appointed and the same
has accordingly been appointed toco-op
orate with the county board of commis
sioners in having an extension of about
thirty feet added to the south end of the
court house of the same height and
width of the present building, and that
this addition be divided into four rooms
and two basement roois additional and
corridors on similar plans of the present
building, except in the plans prosisions
be made on the first floor for the neces
sary closets and water works for the ac
comodation of court officials and attend.,
We recommend that the supervisor
and commissioners take steps immodi
ately to have the court house grounds
cleared of all lumber and other material
of liko character, and that tie use of
said grounds for privata purposes or for
public hitching grounds be at once dis
We present M ansWi Hemphill and Sal
lie Meice. alias Slalliotic emphill, for liv
ing in adultery or n.riscegenation, as
the solicitor may s"e pro,per to proceed
against them, and give\ as witnehas
against them W. E. (;allo by ofjffes'
man), N. C.. 13. C. llobinson, T. C.
Robinson, Jr., W, T, Bates, Matthew
Orr (eol). WVilliami Meice, Gr'lloway. N,
o, and .J, 1), Chappell,
We also present Tom chapman, a no
gro, and Mary Ward, a white woman for
miscegenation, and give as wtitnesses,
Irvin Hendricks, W. c. Bramlott, John
Hendricks, Frank Smith and William
We tender our thanks to the court,tbe
solicitor and the court officials for
courtesies shown na and ask to be dig
chaerged from further attendance at this
term of court.
He Was Satisfied.
Ni.''re's gentlemen are still
founa in the highlands as well as
the lowlands of Carolina. Illus
trating this statement Col. Robert
W. Hunt, the genial division paa
senger agent of the Southern rail
road, tells a good story:
"In western South Carolina on a
Southern train recently near Green
ville two well-.dressed, ardent lov
era, evidently a newly-mnarried
couplo,-amused the other passen
gers with thoir cooing. After a
while the fair young bride leaned
back in her chair and went to Bleep.
Her companion took advantage of
the lull in affectionmal demonstra,..
tions and went into the smoker to
enjoy a cigar. While he was gone
a long, lean, grizzly specirnen of
humanity camne in and sat down in
the vacant chair beside the sleep,.
lng beauty. Presently the young
woman, half asleep, turned and laid
her head lovingly on the shoulder
of the stranger and put her: arms
around liis neck. The lank stranger
seemned surprised at this familiar- '
ity, but made no effort to escape.
Presently the young woman awoke
and, opening her eyes, she saw her
mistake. With flushed cheek she
stam merdd an apology. '3u
needn't apologize ter me' said
istranger, 'I 4on't keer. "-C