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EDGEF??LD, S. C^ WED?vESDAY, MARCH 20, 1907.
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Whit^s Lawyer Telfs oiF Affi
THE TESTIM^G0E&.J0 JUR^
.-' i.' '.'rn ' * - ' \J X ? +-Ji
Delrnas; FoughkDistiicfc- Attorney By-.
torney W^ .AJIqw_ed; to,._Giye Full
Story of.?ffl?>vii^A?leged H?vft-|
Been Signed by Evelyn ?. -?Thaw^in
1903,; Cha5^?^peX?n?ant jvf?h
Beating Her Wien She Said Stan
ford White' Ha?~Not]pxns^rP???
. Ruined Her.
1 New York, Special.-With Attor
ney Delmas fighting him every inch
of the way, District Attorney Jerome
secured, from Abraham Hummel his
-complete story as to -the affidavit,
which' it is alleged:- - Evelyn" Nesbit'
Thaw made' in tho lawyer's offico?n
1903 charging Hary K Thaw with
beating;, her when she had told him
that the statement that Stanford
White , had drugged and rjir.'?-? her
was not! tine. The Hummel testimony
came _duiing the af ternoon session ol'
the trial and Mr. Dedmas' first ob
jection' broadly to* Vii of!" 1 rummel 's
testimony, offered a sp?cifie objection
to each ?question t by tho pioseoutor.
Justice?. Fitzgerald overruled every ob
jection rand Mr. ' pelmas had excep
tions to. the ?mlinss noted on the re
Evelyn Nesbit .Thaw -was culled to
the stand in the effort of the defense
to keep Hummel silent. She declared
she haj? called upon Hummel in his
professional capacity and, to seek his.
advice as a lawyer. Stanford: White,
had taken her to the lawyer's office,
with that end in view.
. Judge Fitzgerald declared that ad
mitting the proposition of counsel and
client. ; Mrs. Thaw had ^herselfjoivj^
ed the prois^onat'pn^
the sf??a*?e1fr1y"in the"case 'and giving
her version of what transi: od . at
Hummers office. The bon? \>?. secre-'
cy once removed could not Le re^es-"
Unsuccessful in blocking Hummel's
testimony, Attorney Delmas in cross
examining the witness brought . from
his own lips the fact that he had bee^i
convicted in December, 1905, on a
charge of conspiracy "in.' \ the"'-same
court room in which Thaw is being
tried. He further adn?tfcd^that?twfc
' indictments fer, subordination-pf',: per- j
jury are pending 'against Iiiin'SudinaL
one of these indictments charge him
with -having caused a false affidavit
ilttbVbe made.- "tl ? %.
Kum?iati?g ?eta?ls" of "his trial, but.
Justice Fitz^rali'u^lineci fo' inter-'
Mr. Delmas asked Hummel,if he
had hot-'heafd* the^ sp??cti 'mail? hy
District Attorney Jerome when ,sen_
ionce was about to be imposed, when
Mr. Jerome urged the court to pass
the longest-and 'heaviest'* sentence
within its power upon Hummel, as he
"had been; a menace to the Jcoirjmuh
ity for 20 years." . Justice Fitzger
ald finally sustained an objection lo
this and Hummel was not compelled
Mr. Delmas wanted to know if
Hummel harL^recent. business transac
tions, with; the district attorney, an?
asked if Mr. Jerome was pressing the
charges against him. ~
"He certainly is," said the witness
Hummel's testimony was to the ef
fect "that "Evelyn NesBif'told hmTtfiat'
Thaw had beaten her when she' re
fused to sign papers he had prepared
charging Stanford; White ?with hetybe^;
tra yal; that:^el-had^dict?ti?d a^itate^
ment to a stenographer in -the pres
ence of Miss Nesbit . amU Stanfprd
White; that he gave the affidavit lu
two of his clerks to take to Miss Nes
bit and" that the next, day the' paper
was returned \jtov2 him I with CEvelyu
Nesbit's signature attached. He kept
the affidavit "until- Miss Nesbit" "called7'
one day and demanded it. He re
fused to give it ' to her-and turned it
over to Stanford White, advising him
to have a photographie copy made.
Hummel first said he'bad himself ar
ranged for photographing the affidav
it and that-the photographer came to
his office. A few. moments later, how
ever, he completely contradicted him
self on this point, saying, he -did not
make the arrangements; that the
photographer did not como to his. of
fice ; and that he had not so testified.
After Stanford White had the copy
made-he returned-the original-of-the
affidavit, the photographic negative
and the. prints made from the^ nega
tive, to Hummel, who-swore that he
had subsequently delivered the^ origi
nal affidavit to Miss Nesbit and 'he. I
had not seen it since.
Quarantine Soon to be Raised. !
Wasbii-tgtonp Sper?aL : Archie
Roosevelt 's^cowfitibn ig .?still- ?mprov*
ing and Surgeon General Rixey an
nounced that the quarai^ine^-Testiii
tions imposed on account of fhe boy rs
illness will be* raised in ?? -few days.
Archie sat* up in bed. Theo. Roose
velt, Jr., arrived from Harvard and
will remain''at the White House un
til after Easter.
Not the Missing Boy.
Salt Lake City' Utah, "Special.
Two women?and^a- man were;?taken
from a southbound train, the police
believingthat a child in their posses~f
sion waif the missing son of Dr. Hor
ace Marvin, of Denver, Gol. The sus
pects* easily exonerated themselves
and were released. Private detectives
from Chicago had'followed^ them a]b
the way from Chicago", and>it w?s-lth?y
who save-the tip'.thaf caused tfie.trav^
elec/to be subjected to so ;naoh an
Sonth t'urOlina Summer Schools 3YI11
SnflYr Fr. ia Opera : i ..n of Dispensary
Coh?mbia, S. C., Special.-It now
seems certain that the Carey-Cothran
hdisp?nsafj* g\f TT?l^had'l?hf? ?fldi?eCtT
effect bf* "doing away with'^*h?lhwtlTeM
. thes^Jns??tutes, being-^p?ovided ^fp?,
'finamually^?ht' of* th?-Sta te msgafi*
sa-ry^sph.o?l.^f?ndj which is uow.^iil^
since*th? -Stale dispensary^ has -been"
?bbiishedt T?is fund*,- for summer
hually^r?F5,()00- direct frc??, digpen
-s?^^un3s**'f?r '^iijstit?tesj,'/ which
the State board of education has
been ..using:, for the county, summer I
dispensa cy fund for the ; State, summer
schools- alone, and the" : remainder
.from "escheated est?tes"-^ which---the
hoard has been expending ;on--, tlie.
State summer school. The .board
Spends abo?t $3.500 ?iiV. the ^-State
summer school-, but Winthrop Col
lege brovides the plaee""of '.nie?ffng,
alu! otherwise makes the gathering;
economical.-. The Georgia and North
Carolina Legislatures .prpyitl?" about
$5;000 each "fbi1 iheir State summer
seh?bls. Even the $1,000 special ap
proprratio?'is" not avail able ^f oj: thc. J
State summer schcol tl?is' j yeal', be
cause the appropriation-' bill .. provid
ed"- that this'should come out of the
State dispensary funch^^^^
The Next Meeting tb he Held at
Norfolk, .-Va./ Special.-The exec
utive- commit tee^of ' the ;snprenie coin'-'
mandery of the Society of. the -Gold
en Cross has at the request of many
delegates, changed;-the pJaee^of meetr*.
in?r of^lhe.-next legislative-session .?f .
the comman.lcry; from; V-?^ashyillei"
Tenn.,'to-the Jamestown ?xpositibi]
on~-May"??; Wand 23'::> E?ghV hun
dred delegates are expected to aV
tend. . g : " - ?? , \ \ *:
of the Mississippi river quarantine
station to* the United States for
$100.000_was announced .biL-thej:Statc-|
board of health. With the sale of
this station control of quarantine in
this State passes' to the marino hos
pital service. The government in
makin?: this purchase has agreed to
maintain four other quarintine sta
,-tions.nn the-Louisiana^coast now kept
V th? "State?. " 1
Tor be*' R?fu^'e^^dinitf ance.
with the provisions of the immigra
tion act- approved February- 22m"
last, President Roosevelt issuctLan
executive order that ^uch citfzen?i of
Japan W'^voreJ"? tu*5v.-\t ^JSp?nVee'ior
?-Korean-dalior?rs^ s^le^-wftl ^tesk?H
. ed,. who have receiyed.^passofljpj^ to
go t?""H?x?eo, Ganada',"""of "Hawaii* and
come ; therefrom, befrei used_ germis
?sion j to eoteu the, .continental terri
tory of the; "United* States: '! < *
81,000^000. Eorid -?zate. :
Chattanooga,^ Special. - . Chatta
nooga voted on 'the issuance of $1,
000,000 in bonds to be devoted - to .six
separate .purposes! " 'Every proposi
tion carreid. The vote was high,
the total number of ballots cast be
ing 1,S00. The issue is for street?,
sewers, new city hall, new fire halls,
parks,, and touprovide for the floatiugJ
Wmi i I'S
Hurt by Palling Tree.
'? '. Trenton,'/Special.-Walter Bates,
the 16-year-old sen- of Mrs. Kate
Bates, of the Sixth District, in try
ing to escape a falling tree which, he.,
bad cut down, was struck hy a large
limb and his. thigh broken in ..two
^TiM'^' '??? ^ ''
- WeliPle'ase^With Outlook;
. .The, Columbia,Suite's Washington
correspondent s?nds his paper the
following: "Commissioner Watson
wenfcjq- Europe .fully sat'slicdj after
the conference with the president and
.the attorney general-thafc-tlie new im
mrjrat?on law would not interfere
with his efforts fo ?'brins-. iu immi
grantsy as . he had -been d?iug; or-, ai
least very much,af ter that fashion.'
Ex.Gov. Hoy wa rd went home like
News Notes.... . ...
District- Attorney . Jcrcmne, . fn an
effort to .get. the -so-called Hummel
affidavit before thc .jury, denomiced
Hany K. Thaw in.scathing tewns. . -
Allen LeRoy Locke, a Philadelphia
_negrq, is to get the Rhodes .scliolar
sfiip* allotted th'is year rt?"P?n?syP
^:The -eommercial: clubs- ot- -various
cities^wbich have been inspect iii^jlhe
work lat Panama, arrived ?in Ch,arfe*
'^n,'-S.\Cf., & the re^rnJJv.
:H? %i tu^ftnnsylv?iiia^ C?V?t^l
b?% missing! ' "
^Wi? Cleveland "Enjoying Stay.
~ Georgetown, Special.-Mr; Cleve
land arid iiisifffends^ are ' "enjoying
their stay with:Gen;^Alexander in a
quiet; i-estf?l way. " While they have
had s?mV-sport with the ducks, which
are plentiful and of easy: reach flom
headquarters, .absolute seclusion and
-escape from the public eye is prob
ably even more sought after than'the
mallards. * * , . . . . Ck"-'*"
Old, Soldier Killed "hy Train. ?
.an .inmate of the soldiers Home at
johnson uify, was killed by a South
ern train.'.near.,Greenville some time
during the .nigtht,. his mangled re
mains having been found at an early
"'hour-, in the'/morning by-^the>t .sjde ,of
?thev.^ack. Oglers: home w?s in this
^eify, .'where - he has many relatives.
?fie was a veteran ..of the Spanish^
?nc White Man S?ays Ano*
? ? ? GrGnff?hs. .
HEA&JBRl|3HEp BYBUTT Of
'Mr. j. ?. T. Kimball. Breaks His Gun
? stbckxOver "tne ; Head of an Un
. r khqwu:W.h?t? Mari, ?upr/ose? co be
c? Mf: Stevenson, Formerly of Fort
S. .0;,..'Killing. .Bim Instant
- ly.- ?- - - -
?vio r fr? r * .*'?} fr ? '
" A'-ybung- white' man by the name of
Stephenson, supposed to be M.
Stephenson, formerly of- Fort Mill, S
CT, was" killed near'Griffiths, four mile
south of Charlotte, Sunday night
.few minutes before 3 ?/eloek. .J. T
;E 'Kimba1i;4an empioyepf the' Quee
City Brick AVorks, is said to be hi
sl?yei1) lie having admitted as m?cb
Jtpl .Mr.., Psc?r.. Hunter j his'employer
and tp Sheriff N-.-W; Wallace, who ar
rested hun. Wiiiie nothing definite
known' as. to the trouble which aros'
between the two meiij Kimball's wif
-is-said-to-have-figured in it. Whe
placed .und?r arrest ' shortly after the
homicide, Kimball refused to talk
saying thatr'he would keep his mouth
shut until he .had consulted with hid
attorney's. About 10 o'clock he wa
brought into the city and lodged in
the Tcounty "jail; 'in - the trial whie
will'follow, the unwritten law will
likely -be the ple? of the defense.
The killiiig occurred in- the "big
.road" snear"'Griffiths a few minute
before-8 o'clock. Stephenson had
hired, a horse and buggy from Wads
.worth's e?rly. in the morning and had
driven^dowu/ to his old home near
Fort Mill, S. C., to visit relatives. He
called at the .stable very early, be
tween 6 ?nd. ?,:30 o'clock. Mr. Sam
;Ross', who Was in-charge, refused to
'acconi&bdateThim until Mr? . A. N
De?ton came/?p. : Mr? Deat?h*arrjved
' sJaortlyI-T?lPtw^4?d'':k liim,- let
him, let him have the horse and buggy
Stephenson was nexLseenby Mr. Will
Brissie shortly'after 5:30 near Pine
ville. He was then on his way home
Th'e'.Vkelling tock'..plabe .about two
-tours later at a point'300 yards ou
this side.of Kimball's house. As he
passed, it is not known whether or
-not he"sto"ppedrTf is hardly probable
that he did? fol* there Were,no track*
to' indicate ii 'Owing; to th? fact that
not oife of the principals" would-'talk
very little information of a positive
nature could he learned.
Besides his wife, Kimball has one
child. His mule ?aud buggy was re
ported to have been - found in the
cotton patch near the scene of the
ll is believed that, bad blood had
existed behveen-Kimball and Steph
enson ici some time. Both came
originally from York county, South
Carolina, where they probably knew
ono ranpt??ftV? -?Kimball formerly
lived'ii. Charlotte. Some'six months
ago he movcd~down to " Griffiths to
vj?rk 'fa Steph
c nso'ri moved lo Charlotte about eight
montKs^ago. Sunday night they prob
ably met o:.1 the 'road uni H-MOVI!
their quarrel. Mrs, Ivimball^was like
ly present and- witnessed the si nig
gle, p It is very probable that Mr. Os
car Huntei' heard her screams when
the-gun sho!b were fired. The evi
dence implicating;Kimball is very
strong. Mr. 'Oscar Hunter knows
more about-it than any one else and
will "tell , when the proper time comes.
Guilty of Second Degree Murder.
. Birmingham, . Ala., Special.-Rich
ard v^Wvay, charged with the killing
of George Freeman two years ago,
was.~:;iound guilty of the murder in
the second degree and sentenced to
10 iye<us imprisonment.. Freeman
was;;a weil known artist h?re and
came; from Boston. ' Wray "is well
know in sporting circles,^ having
come here fi om Nashville, Tenn.
Ranchman Assassinates Sweetheart
and Two Other Women.
Sai Luis Potosi, Mex,, Special
Dispactes from Rio Verde slate thal,
a prominent ranchman of that place
nemed Juan Futano assassinated his
sweetheart, the' landlady and her
daughter at the house where she was
living. Jealousy is ascribed as the
motive for the deed. .
To Assist In Prosecution of Peonage
New York, Special.-It was an
nounced that' United States Attorney
General Bonaparte has.- appointed
VlaraneeiS..Houghton^ of this city as
deputy United; States attorney gener
al to'assist in the prosecution of the
Peonage cases which, the government
is instituting. _He will assist Mary G.
Quackenbos,~who was appointed an
assistant "district attorney some time
kagb to^t'ake elf arge" of the cases. Mr.
Houghton was formerly in charge' of
^he. criminal branch of' the United
?tatesi tlistrict^A. dorney 's office ir
?j? IMS ? ?
? Verdict of Not Guilty.
Mille, Ga.; Sp.eciaIA-R: -E. Hum
. phreys. was found not guilty of thc
murder of J. B. Daniel. The trial
had consumed four days and wide in
t?iest-?had been manifested. When
the announcement of the verdict was
received, Humphrey shook hands with
the members of the jury and with
Judge ^Rawlings, also receiving the
congratulations of many of those who
had thronged the court room.
I Killed Man Who Ruined Home.
;*'E1 Reno, Okla., Special- W. R.
Rhea, a cornice maker, returned from
Fort Worth Saturday ui|ht and Sun
day afternoon walked into the confec
tionary- establishment of A. Newell,
in the principal street of the city, and
fired five shots at the proprietor kill
ing-him instantly. Rhea stepped over
arid-put out the powder fire in New
all's clothing and then -stepped out
in; the street and surrendered to tho
cftief Of police, saying! ''I. would'
kill apenan .who roninsd my home,"
MANY DEAD T?? OUI
_______ ' ?
In Spite of Efforts for Pastj. 24 Hours
tho Number- of Casualties ' Result
ing From Explosion'Aboard French
Battleship lena Has Not^et Be^n
Dfifmitely1 Efced; j
.Toulon; By Cable.-^TheEfforts' to
recover the bodies of thbs?j^kill?d by
the explosion on Jb'oaM .:tH??.'French
battleship here' Tuesday; which have
been carried oii with : enerby, for 24
hours, have hot yet resulted. in/defi
nitely fixing the "number - 'of' casual
ties. After the last rosall there
were still unaccounted . for|,eight of
ficers and 110 men. Unfortunately
there is little doubt .that?'all. these
missing men perished. T/he .roll-call
was applied only "to the crfew of the
lena, but as it is believed -,that some
12 or 15 arsenal bauds, w?r? engag
ed oh board th? battleship at the time
of the ?xplosiohj it is fear?? that th?
total number of dead will ?each 120.
In this beli?f the naval hospital here
was instructed to pr?para J mortuary
space for that number:
Ministers of Marine Thomson made
a second visit to the lena,: af ter the
thy dock had been emptied of water,
and made a careful examination of
every part of the battleship : that was
accessible. Tfye interior steel plank
ing and the partitions of the battle
ship shows signs of having ?Been sub
jected to enormous pressure. In
many places they are bulged out or
indented. The ga,p in the side of the
vessel acted as a safety valve for
the vast volume of gas generated by
the burning powder without/which
the explosion would have 'had even
more disasterous results.
Fifty bodies were recovered during
the day, but only 12 of them could
be recognized. The remainder were
formless masses of diarrea flesh. ;
At 7 o'clock Tuesday evening hope
was received by ? rumor that sever
al men had been- brought *out alive,
but this proved tb be untruei
After the roll call Minister Thom
son reviewed the survivors ,(and ad
dressed to them a few J touching
words, after which the men, who are
engaged in searching the vessel re
turned to their task, at which they
will work all night.
Two of the wounded died in tho
hospital, and there are five others
who are not expected to live.
The Princ? of the Asturias, a
brother-in-law of King Alfonso; of
Spain, has arrived here to convey the
condolences of his majesty to the
French navy, and-to visit Rear Ad
miral Maneeron, who was wounded.
More Souvenir Stamps.
Washington, Special-The jjosl
master geneval decided to add a five
cent stamp to the ones .and twos .
already determined upon to consti
tute the commemorative series for the
Jamestown tercentennial exposition.
The five-cent stamp will beats a like
ness, of the head( of . Pocahontas,
printed in blue.' Eight""nSlUo!i stamps*
are to be used of the denomination,
to supply .the demand "for foreign
postage.^ The. head, of Capt. John
Smith in green is to decorate the
one-cent stamp, of which 10,000,000
are being printed, while a descrip
tive scene "The Founding of James
town" representing the first landing
on that island, is pictured in red on
the two-cent stamps, of which 14,
000,000 are 'to be issued.
Negro Wins Over White.
Philadelphia, Special.-Allen Le
roy Locke, colored, of Philadelphia,
who will be graduated from Harvard
university in June, it was announced
has been awarded the Rhodes schol
arship at Oxford university, which
ibis year was alloted to the state of
Pennslyvania. The election was mad^
by a committee headed by Provost
Harrison of the University of Penn
sylvania. . Locke was chosen over
four other candidates.
Holmes Goes to Penitentiary.
Savannah, Ga., Special.-J. P.
Holmes, former trustee in bankruptcy
for the estate of McArthur Sons com
pany, piano and music dealers of this
city, left- in the custody bf an officer
for Atlanta, where, he is to spend ri
term of four ye?rs in the federal
penitentiary. He was sentenced re
cently by 'Judge Speer for a short
age of some thousands of dollars as
trustee of the bankruptcy estate. He
pleaded guilty. Holmes' family was
at the jail to bid him farewell. Mrs.
Holmes was in tears at the parting.
Fatal Rise of Deer Creek.
Pittsburg, Special. - Three men
drowned, a railroad bridge washed
away, a county bridge in danger of
following the railroad bridge into
the Alleghaney 'river and an engine
and five freight ears in thc water are
the first results of the rapid rise dur
ing the night of Deer creek, near
Harmersville, Pa., on the West Penn
More Time Given Banks.
Washington, Special.-Thc Secre
tary of the Treasury announced thal
thc $30,000,000 which was deposited
in the national banks tho last of Sep
tember io be returned about the be
ginning of February 1st, will not be
called for at present. Beyond say
ing thal he was keeping close watch
on the financial situation in New
York, Secretary Corteylou would not
indicate what his further plans wem:
To Court-Martial Swift.
Washington, Special.-Before leav
ing Washington Wednesday for a
cruise on the Dolphin, Secretary Met
calf will order the court-martial of
Cpat. William Swift, JU accordance
with the recommendation of the court
of inquiry on the grounding of his
ship, the Connecticut, in Target bay,
Culebra, P. R., on January 13. The
court' will probably sit at Guantana
PLEASED WITH MEETING
Messrs. Heywaxd and Watson Have
a Satisfactory Interview With the
President and Secretary Bonaparte.
The special Washington correspon
dent of the Columbia State sends
his paper the following account of
the Conference between ex-Governor
Heyw?rd arid Commissioner Watson
arid President Roosevelt and Secre
tary Bonaparte; which will be of
speeial interest to all South Caro
Ex-Go v. Hey ward, president of the
Southern Immigration society, and
Commissioner E. J. Watson held a
long conference with the president
and Attorney General Bonaparte as
to thc meaning of the immigration
laws; A widespread misuiiderstand
irig Of the attorney general's recent
bpihiori upon thc status of the Wittd
kind immigrants Was primarily "the
occasion for this conference. This
iriisuridersta?ding arose put of a num
ber or papers on the day the opinion
Was forwarded to the president, stat
ing that hereafter urider the new law
all a state could do towards induc
ing immigiation was to "advertise."
No such statement was made by the
attorney general. In fact, he made
no interpretation of the - new law
whatever, except to say that under it
th? cireuinst?nces s?rr??ildiug the ad
mission bf the Wittekind immigrants
would exclude them. He did not un
dertake to say in that opinion what a
state might or might not do towards
inducing immigration. All of this
the attorney general explained to ex
Gov. Heyward and Commissioner
Will Sail For Bremen.
As ? resuit of the conference Col.
Watson has.gori? oh his way to New
York arid will leave th er? foi" Bremen
to induce more immigrants to come in
on the North German Lloyd vessel,
which will leave Bremen on or about
P. H. Gadscn, vice president of
the chamber of commerce of Char
leston, goes with Col. Watson to as
sist in arranging for a permanent line
from Bremen to Charleston.
Discussing the matter just before
leaving^ Col.' Watson said :
"Gov; Heyward, last Friday, wired
President Roosevelt asking thai
everything in regard to this impor
tant matter be held in abeyance until
he and I could confer with him.
President Roosevelt wired an ap
pointment. At this conference the
entire matter from beginning to end
was gone over carefully and Attor
ney General Bonaparte explained
thoroughly the exact meaning of his
opinion. On thc other hand Gov.
Heyward and myself explained to the
president .rfri'd Mr. Bonaparte the ex
act situation in regard to the estab
lishment of the steamship service.
We explained every detail of our
'methoid of operation and told the
president we did not wish" to do one
solitary thing or take one solitary
step that was not absolutely within
the United States law.
"I discussed with both the presi
dent and Mr. Bonaparte at some
length the economic question involv
ed in opening the South Atlantic ter
ritory to direct service and to .some
extent went into the effect of this un
derstanding upon what is' rapidly be
coming the national immigration
problem at the great ports of entry.
"In that the president seemed to
be very deeply interested. As to the
result of this conference, all I am al
liberty to say is that it has been
thoroughly satisfactory and that in
the near future, no doubt, the appli
cation of Attorney General Bona
partes '.pinion to the practical opera
tion of the plan that we have set in
operation will be made public in a
very clear cut manner by the author
ities at Washington.
"I do not feel that the movement
for immigration in the South will be
affected or retarded in any way and
I am sure that the labor interests will
not only not be injured in any way,
but will be benefited. The confer
ence determined me to proceed dur
ing the night to New York and to
sail at once for Bremen on the Kron
prinz William II."
. Charleston Man Shot to Death.
Charleston, Special.-Joseph D.
Rivers, of 318 Meeting street was
shot in 9ie face and instantly killed
in West street by W. S. Schiffhauer,
an electrician in the employ of Swift
& Co. Schiffhauer was arrested soon
after the shooting, driving through
West street to Archdale in a car
riage, and lodged- at the police sta
tion. At the coroner's inquest in the
undertaking rooms of J. Henry Stuhr
the verdict of the ?jury was that
Joseph D. Rivers came to his death
by a pistol shot in the face, inflicted
from a weapon in the hands of W. S.
Spartanburg, Special.-The city
council Monday afternoon voted an
appropriation of $500 for souvenir
programmes of the coming music
festival. The programmes will con
tain no advertising matter ex
cept of the advantages of the city of
Spartanburg, and a large number will
be scattered over this and other
Victimized for $10.
Darlington, Special.-Mr. T. R.
Cox, of this city, claims he has been
victimized to the amount of $10 by
a stranger calling himself O. F.
Ward. Mr. Cox states that the man
called on him and several others on
Feb. 23 and offered to sell him a
piano harp and instruct his children
in music for 35 nights for the sum
of $10. Mr. Cox claims he paid Ward
the money, receipt for which he
holds. This was the end of the trans
action. Ward has left to parts un
In *Brtef A
MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST f
The American Roadmakcrs ' Asso
ciation is in convention at Pittsburg-.
President Roosevelt issued an or
der restoring to entry about 36,000,
000 acres of coal lands that had been
The mother of R. D. Ramsay, trav
eled from Nova Scotia to Petersburg
to see her son,- who Was sick in a
hospital, only to find him dead;
The stockholders of the Pennsyl
vania railroad approved the proposed
increase of $200,000,000 in stocks and
The Virginia Conference of the
United Brethren Church.is in session
at Edinburgh Virginia.
DacisionS in a number of cases were
handed down iii the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals at Rich
Governor Swanson has commuted
the sentence of "Wes" Wilkie, a
negro sentenced to die for murder,
to imprisonment for life.
Mr. C. H. Hurkahip, of Fredericks
burg, has be?ri appointed one, of the
judges of the Baltimore hors'e show,
which will be held on the grounds of
I the Elkridge Hunt Club on May 23,
24 and 25.
By the will of Edmund P. Dwight,
of Philadelphia, various church or
ganizations get 0200,000.
The Guyaii, Big Ugly and Coal
River Railway Company has be'
formed to build a railroad iu Lin
coln ' county, West Virginia, from
the mouth of Big Ugly creek to a
point on Laurel fork. Thc capital
^is $100,000, and those interested are
J. W. Johnson, Mary A. Sims, H. T.
Lovett, Paul W. Scott and Mary E.
The formen- Anne Gould's Paris
lawyer charged her $175,000 to get
The shops of the Dry Fork Rail
road Company, which were destroj'
ed by fire at Hedricks, W. Va., will
bc rebuilt at once.
Mine No. 25, of the Davis Coal and
Coke Company at Thomas, W. Va.,
where 25 men 'were recently killed
by au explosion of gas, was the scene
of another accident, one Italian hav
ing been killed and two injured, by
a fall of slate.
Cahell oounty, West Virginia, will
vote on April 20 on the-issuance of
$240,000 worth of bonds for the
maintenance and building of county
roads and bridges.
Israel J. Kinney, a retired Balti
more and Ohio passenger engineer,
died at Grafton, W. Va., aged 67
years. He was a native of Doddridge
county, W. Va., and served in the
The deaths due to the blowing up
ol- the French, battleship lena "may
number 120. * ? ' .
Six persons were killed by an ex
ploding bomb while searching a stu
dent's apartment in' Kharkov,
Dr. Adam Jamieson and 12 others
were killed in a wreck in the Trans
President Bonilla, of Honduras is
directing operations at the front from
a fast automobile.
The New York stock market was
demoralixed, and a wave of liquida
tion was attended by a shrinkage in
vaines of upward of $300,000,000.
European markets were similarly af
Clashes took place between the
Louisville police and the street car
The trial of Abraham Ruef was
called in San Francisco, but was post
poned until Monday.
H. G. McDowell, president of the
Farmers' Bank of Canton, Ohio, com
Floods due to heavy rains are caus
ing havoc in Maryland, Pennsylvania
and the Middle Western States.
Governor Gillette, of California,
sent to the legislature corespondence
with President Roosevelt on the Jap
The Socialists in the Russian
Douma are preparing for a fight.
President Roosevelt- has not been
informed as to what the four railroad
presidents will propose at their com
ing conference with him, but he is
said to be in a receptive mood.
Commander Richard C. Hollyday, a
native of Maryland, is to be appoint
ed chief of the Bureau of Docks and
Yards of the nevy department.
A. B. Strickland, president of the
Chicago and Northwestern railway,
says Western companies will fight in
thc courts all state r?siliations of
M. Joan Paul Pierre Casimir-Per
icr, former president of France, died
Often a man who bustles most in
the crowded street is in a hurry to go
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Blood and Bone Goods,"FisH^Gooaf ?nd
ton Seed Meal Mixtures.
, These reliable Fertilizers have been tried by. the
trade for more than'a third of a century, and their
increasing popularity attests their merit.
Using them is therefore no experiment.
Factories, Augusta* Ga., Pon Pon, S. C.
'Sold exclusively at Edg?field by the
Call on them for information.
BABCOCK .VEHICLES beat the.world in qual
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More than Double
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CHASE'S fine robes. We sell you these robes at
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H. H. COSEKRYV
The Carriage and Hardware Man of Georgia,
749 and 751 Broad- Street.. - AUGUSTA^
Having purchased the interest of the Estate of
SAMUEL TANNAHILL and disposed of the
stock general hardware to the Augusta Hardware
Co., I will resume my old business of
Carriages, Harness, Saddlery,
Carriage and Wagon Material.
Leather, Shoe Findings' Gum
Belting, Gandy and Leather.
The largest Stock of Double andJSi?gle Leather ",
Belting in the city. Laces, Rivets, etc.
Agents for .
Studebaker Wagons and Moyer
the best in the world, and at moderate prices.
The liberal patronage extended the old firm
will be appreciated by the nndersigned.
JOSEPH H. DAY.
729 Broad Street,
of '/ |fj
C. A. GRIFFIN & CO
Will protect you against loss by Fire,. Death,
Accidents, Sickness and . Wind Storms. "
It will be a pleasure to serve you at all times and
your business will be heartily appreciated.
Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies
just, received. Our stock of furniture and house fuTOishiaf
is complete. A Large stock.
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ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar-;,
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