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ED&EFIELD, S, O, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1907.
TBE NATIONAL BANK
* AUGUSTA, GA.
L. O. KAYNE, PrarJdAQt
FEANK G. FCED, Cashier.
Surplus and Profits. 160,000
Ht uedor coast mere, mixitrn BAnkl** tue tko**
What Arbor Day Meafts to thc
THE PRESIDENT ISSUES ADDRESS
President Roosevelt Emphasizes Im
portance of the Celebration and Ex-,
plains Why the Day Should .he
Washington, Special - President
, Roosevelt^^...Rsifa?r^.sseil. ''"to Ithe'.
schoolchildren .ot'.the United States" f
a messagexm"'thes?guificauc?vo? Jaitoi
Pay which during the month of April
is cetebrotetH?-?ffltffly?o# ^the ?-States. "
It follows :.- . . -.-- -
<43?o-thA school children o? the Uftitedr
-.' ? States:
Sw Arbor Day (which..means simply
'?ree Day') is now observed in eyery
State in our Union-and mainly-in
thc schools. At-various times" from*'
January to December, but chiefly in
this month of April you give a d?j^
? or pa'-!, of a day to special exercise^"
and perhaps to actual tree plantinga
in recognition of the. impbrtaj&ce. of ';
trees to us as a nation," and'of what
they yield in adornment, comfort ?md
useful -products : to the communities
in which'^'ou live.
c'It is weil that you should cele
brate your Arbor Day thoughtfully,
for within the lifetime -thc nationis
need of trees will become serious. We.
ojf an older generation can get . along
with what wc have, though with grow-,
ing hardship; but in your full man? '..
hood and womanhood you will wan.
what nature-jonce so bountifully? supr
plied and niau so ..thoughtlessly de
sfrbyei!; and because of this waut yon
will reproach us not for what we have
used, but for what we diave wasted.
,;Fcr the nation as for the man or
wcman and the boy or girl, the road
to suc?es* in the ?i?ht usc of what
we-ha;ve and the improvement. . of.
jpr?s?S opportunities. If you neglect
to prepare yourselves now for the
duties and responsibilities which will
Tall upon you later, if you do not
learn the things which you will need
to know when your school l?vys are
over yor will suffer* the consequence.
So m:y nation which in its youth
live-; oah fur thc day. reaps without
sewing and4" consumes * .without hus
bVnorpg, mnst expect the penalty of.
;tJio 'prodigal whoso labor could with
diHU'ulty Cud him the bare meana of
- Iii e. * :
"A people without ehildr?u would
face a hopeless .f atni e ; a country
"without trees is almost as hopeless;
i forests which ave so used that ?iejr.
cannot. renew..themselves - will '-'soon' '
vanish and. willi them all their bene
fit?. r '? true forest 'is not merely- a
storehouse full-of woodj T>ut, as-it'
(vire; a..factory of wood, and afr . *h.e -
same time a reservoir of water. When''
yon. help to preserve our forests or
to plant ne AV ones yen are acting the
part pf good* citizens. The value of
' forestry deserves therefore, to be
'taught in the schools .which aim to
mako good citizens of' you. If 'your
Arbor Day exercises help you to real-^
iz? what benefits each one of you ve-?.
ceive from the forest, and. how by
your assistance" "These benefits may
continue,, ihey. .will^eixe a. good.end...
; - "THEORORE ROOSEVELT."
Three Killed, Fourth May Die.
Alexandria, La., Special.-Three
men killed' and one probably fatally
injured is the result of what^ is be
lieved to be the work of train-wreck
ers at. Cheney ville," 30 miles south
west pf here on the Texas & Pacific.
Railroad, when a westbound passenger,
train plunged into an open switch,
wluJe running at- a high rate of speed.
The wreckage caught fire and the miall '
car, baggage and express car andi two
passenger, coaches. were burned.! ?j"'
Birmingham;. Has, Mid^Wintef Ftoat..
Birmingham', .Ala... Special-H?avyC"?
fn?s? was general throughout north
Alabama Sunday, morning. "Reports."
fiT-ni Huntsville say there was ice
and all vegetables, early strawberries
ard much of the fruit was killed. The
thermometer registered; 27 in Decatur
-md all grapes-were kilted; in; that ' ;
tien. In Birmingham the, frost was
us heavy as ever seen 'fire in- mid-r ?
: Ex-Governor Chamberlain Dead.
Cfrarl?t?5\-ille, Ta.,' Special.-Dan
iel H. Chamberlain, who waa governor} j
of South Carolina during th?, turbu
lent times of the Reconstruction era,
died ^Saturday, at the home of Wil
liam Cs? Chamberlain, n^ar the Uni
versity of Virginia... He. was taken ?
i't of cancer of the stomach last fall .
upon his return from'a trip to Egypt:
Ile had recently disposed of his prop
elks in Massachusetts with a view
tr locating in Virginia. He was a
graduate of Yale and of Harvard law
school andi was 72 years old.
Peary to Start on Second Epedition
Portland*, Me., Special.-Command
er Robert E. Peary, who hhs announc- -
od. Hs intention of starting from New
Y ? : on July 1 for another voyage .to;
thc far North in another'attempt'to""
re;?'-h the Pole, left for New York,
after passing two days-at his abm-,
mir home on Eagle . Island,- Cased ?
?av ? ' He was accompanied by Mrs.
James Addison "Ruarles Dead/ ' '
Lexington, Va., Special.-James
Addison Quarles, D. D., LL. J)v for
ihe past 21 years professor- ?fioral""
philosophy at- Washington and Lee
Uiwversrty, died here Sunday. He
uas 70 years-old ' anti a native cf
huonville, Mo., to which Iris body was
9 se ?li after services. He was a noted
"cdiu'ator and writer, had filled pas
torates i? Missouri- and was for 10^
Vi'r:> president of ?iaabeth Aull* ?_
Peiacle Seminery, at" Lexington. Mo.
-SOUTH CAROLINA CROPS
Conditio^ fer the Past Week aa Be?
ported hy the Departm?ft;
The weather and Crop' Bureau i>f
the Department of ?gricdt?r? "issues
the following'""bulletin ' of conditions
The- sunshine, temperature' and pre
cipitation were below normal -during
the'^eefc- l>T .'.".."- ' j
' Following :trhe> unusually 'high tem
perfttures .of-; -the?? third . decade of
March, there occured on April 1st,
?2riaf?iul 3rd,\ a sudden chauge-to ab
- nor-nally 'luw . leinperottrrer^with thin
-ice, and light killing frosts in a|l por
;tw)nsVo? the S?at^ Tr?eM?l?-?f the
week had nearly normal tempera
^ujfehut the ?asiajvo.day.s; wwere
again decidedly oooler than usual >
was ,81 degrees akSummerville on the
otb., "the minimum "was "26 degrees at
Saluda ou the, 3rd.
?h?re *: were scattered showcrf
throughout the "State on the first
*?nd again ' ort the fifth and
the sixth, with a genera
vain on the^afternoon ancV night 0$
the 7th, which partially1 relieved the
droughty condit?ons xlae to the market
?deficiency dn-precipi^attoii since Janu
ary 1st. Tne weekV'rainfall y?%
heavies!, in. the eastern counties, of?
.pecifflly1 along" -the immediate1 -coast
where the previous ^deficiency was th?
greatest. The rainfall for the week,
in the region, averaged over an inch',
while in the rest of the State thc'avcr
?ige^was less than an inch, and
many,places wa* less "than half an
There was very little sunshine dur
ing the week, there having b??n au
average of one- . cleat, two ;- parity
dou(ty"'and four cloudy days.
No Change Allowed in Express Bates.
Columbia, Special.-The railroad
commission has notified Mr.C. S. Loop
second vicerpresid?nt of the Southern
Express (Company,- that -there -must
jbe no "rates .in; .South .Carolina^ until
the--commission haB passed uppta the
tariffs. The complaint come up^from
Glenn Springs, th? rf .nager of-- the
concern there, writing that the rates
had been raised at nearly every! point
in the State aud although reductions
had been mate in a few cases, the
point was raised that .the company
had no right to' charge any of the tar
iffs until the commission .had passed
upon them. This point was sustained
by the'commission and' ? hearing will
probably^be.,- hfcd. sometime next week.
She cc^missi?n lieardr General Man
&jer J; R.~Ken}%. of the Atlantic
Coasi Line and G. G. Ljmch of the
Chai3e^*^B and ^Western - Carolina
roads in regard to'a'double daily ser
vice* from Yamagee "to -Augusta,
there.being only onpasenger train on
that road now. The'officials stated
chat:the income on the: northbound
train was only 19 cents per mile and
on the southbound train 27 cents per
mile, .while : the- operating ? expenses
were 60 cents per inpeach way. The
commission decited "tb^et' matters
stand for.t the^present and^ will make
Rev. Mr. Scherer Declines. ^ .
satisfaction is expressed here atF/jhe
decision olRev. "G..?. Scherer,vpas
tor of St. Andrew'sr Lutheran.church
to remain in Charleston, reclining, the
call that he had received to the church
of the Redeemer nt Newbery'. Dr.
Severer is much beloved by the con
gregation of St. Andrew's ch?rch and
??eld in hlglf regard by tl??^L?therans
and-jthe, people-: of Charleston, ??nd the
amiounceinent itHat.jthe minister will
not go to Newberry., was .most welcome
news. Dr.. Scherer has-done much to
.hipcrovc Vn'd "Ttuiir? " up ' St. Andrew's
.diu.rch,. ar^dl h^ ^xe^vaLJa^Newberry
^.t ?this- time especially, iwonld have
hurt the charge which he serves so
wclL h rr ? ? A*QT P ??
JL* --?..> * TS- JLWt?,V
GOVT Ansel at. jamestown. .
Gov: 'Ansel W "ebm^leHnfr arrange
ments to-go Jamestown at. the open
ing of the exposition on April 26 and
tie and membefs of the South Caro
lina commission and members of his
'taff, will- probabi^ieaye. liere? pn_ thc
Air Line -for Nor?olk in rder to be ID
time for the formal exercises at the
Dpening. ?Tf possible the Governor
wilf secure a thorough Pullman, f?oep
'?V and if ras ? many" as" IS;-are'-in the
party,* this can; be arranged. Ile
talked'with Gov.- Glenn.7 of. .-North
Carolina . on the long distance..: tele
phone and was told' that the'latter
would also be present.'-The governor
of Georgia has written tb ? the- sapic
effect," so there will be ??, large repre
sentative from . this section ! off the
country at the exercises.
Hail Storm at Chappell
- Chappell, SpeoiaL-This place was
visited by quite a severe hail storm,
accompanied by a high* wind, at 6; p.
m. Monday -which'-'aid considerable
damage, ? uprooting* trees, blowing
down fences-,.etc. *Miv;G.eo..3\ Reid's
store was' 'blowii." down. Fortunately
no'one" exl?epi?jpie' of the el?rks, Mn
White, was -iii -the st?re lt the tum',
he making-'his- escape:ih iinie toj avoid*
b?nigvb?ried beneath the mins.
bist?'hatmg .PIa%iFo"r. Sparenburg.
?; Spartanburg,' Spe.oial.~It..;bas teen
announced .'here that the Southern
Po^'er and Manufacturing Company
developing; Broad 'Riyv power, will
erect here a distributing plant at-thc
cost if $100,000 to bein operation with
in 12 months.. Representatives of the
company have closed a deal with Mr^
J. T. Harris for land on Lawson's
fork, where-the paint is;i? be erected.
Mr. T,B.?ee, of Charlotte, N. C., rep
T?semed'*fl5? tfompairy^iifwe transac
Thaw Jury Fails to Settle Long
Drawn Out Case
THAW GOES B?CK TO PRISON
in Dismissing ' tho Twelve Justice
Fitzgerald Declared That he, Too,
'Believed TEjeir Task Was Hopeless.
New York, Special.-Hopelessly di
videcJr-seveu-ior-a verdict of guilty of
murder.'in-the first degree, and five for
acquittal on the ground of insanity
the jury which since the 23rd of last
J?nuary had been trying Hary K.
Thaw reported after 47 hours and
eight minutes of delibratron that it
could not agree upon a verdict. The
12 men were promptly discharged by
Justice Fitzgerald!^, who declared that
he, too, believed their task was hopa
less. Thaw was remanded to the
Tombs without bail to await a second
tried on the charge of having murder
ed Stanford White, the noted archi
When this^new trial would take
placo no one connected with the case
could express ?n'opinion. District At
torney Jerome declared that there
were many pother persons accused of
homieic'ir awaiting trial and Thaw
would have to take his turn with the
rest. As to a possible change of venue
both the district'attorney and counsel
for Thaw declared they would make
no such move. Thaw's attorneys will
have a conference, with the prisoner
to decide upon their next step. They
may make an early application for
bail. Mr. Jerome said he would stren
uously oppose it. He added the be
lief that as seven of the jurors bsA
voted for "guilty" his opposition
probably would be successful. In
that event Thaw has another long
summer before him in the city prison,
for his case on the already crowded
criminar calendar cannot possibly be
reached, uutil some time next fall.
Disagreement No Surprise.
*j The scenes attending the announce
ment by the jury of its inability io
agree uopn any sort of verdict were
robbed of any tbeatricalism by the
?gftfi!?ai.heUei that.after their lons de
liberation and the reports of a wide
division of sentiment, the jurors could!
make no other report than one of 'dis- j
No More Sunday Excursions.
Lynchburg-, Va., Special.-At a con
ferenee^here between representatives
of the^orfolk & Western, Chesapeake
& Ohib^and Southern Railway with
an inter-denomination church com
mission, the railway people agreed '.o
the'discontinuance- of Sunday excur
.sion. rates ' in :tjic future. A sub-com
mittee was named lo formulate a bill
to go to the next legislature looking
to the prevention of cheap rates on
Sunday ?and to give the State cor
poration commission anthoriay to in
dicate what are necessary passenger
and freight trains to be operated on
Sunday. Another conference will be
held here when the bill is ready for
Russia Assembling Troops.
St. . Petersburg, Special.-Advices
from the Caucasians says that Russia
is assembling a body of troops on the
Persian frontier for a demonstration
wbicbj it is thought, will be necessary
soon. Newspaper correspondents are
not allowed to telegraph news of the
movements yf the troops, but it is
known lime 20 railroad ears loaded
with artillery ami three regiments pf
Cossacks passed through Ibars on
their way south last week. The Rus
sian diplomats describe the condition
of Persia as complete chaos, but they'
hope that the moral effect produced
by the massing of troops on the front
ier will bc sufficient to enable the
Shah to .restore order without an
1 The War is at an End.
. Washington, Special.-The end of
hostilities in Central America is re
corded in the following cablegram re
ceived at the State Department Fri
day afternoon from American Consul
Olivares dated at Managua, the Nica
raguan capital: "Amapala has been
surrendered by Bonilla and the war
is ended." . , - . . '
; German Physician.
New York, Special.-The Red Star
liner Vanderland, from Antwerp, was
searched from stem to stern by the
ship's afficers and the immigration in
spectors in the hope of finding a
wealthy . young- German physician,
who "'disappeared mysteriously from
the smoking room Thursday night
while the steamer lay. at anchor out
side 'the hook. The name of the mis
sing man is George Boehine. and he
left Antwerp for a visit to New York.
According to several passengers,
Boehme had $3,700 on his person.
Jews Ordered to L.eave.
Gomel, Russia, By Cable.-A band
of reactionist rowdies, armed with
revolvers and knives, paratV.d the
principal streets here, entering all the
Jewish stores and ordering the mer
chants under pain of death to leave
the town within three days. Repi-e!
entative Jews have telegraphed io
Premier Stolypin and the Governor of
Mohliev, asking for protection against
ronner--Methodist Minister Suicides.
. Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Rev. Frank
Riley, formerly a member of the
South Georgia Methodist Conference,
committed suicide at his home here,
locking himself in his room, barricad
ing the' door anc? turning on the gas,
Desppndebcy, induced..by -ill health,
is believed' to Have been thc cause of
?he act;- He* leaves a wife and seven
r hil dren:" Recently Mr. Riley has not
.been active in his profession, brit has
been soliciting Ufe insurance.
PARDON BOARD REPORTS
Large Number of Oases Acted Upon,
But Only Three Passed on So Far
Gov. Ansel Saturday received the
full report of the State board of par
dons, but took action on only three
case6. The most important was that
of Dr. Maxcy Lee, and the other two
were those of H. C. Box of Hampton,
and Ed. Rainey, a negro man, who
was sentenced to hang: next Friday,
but who has had his sentence commut
ed to life imprisonment. Rainey was
convicted of the killing- of a negro
girl through criniinal assault and
Judge Prince and the pardon board
recommended that the sentence be cut
down to 14 years. 'Gov. Ansel, how
ever, commuted it to life imprison
ment. The full report of the board,
which will be acted upon by the gov
ernor as soon as he has time to con
sider all of the cases, is as follows:
Columbia, S. C., April 6, 1907. .
To His Excellency M. F. Ansel, Gov
ernor of South Carolina, Columbia,
I S. C.
Sir : By order of the board of par
dons I have the honor herewith to
transmit to you a report of their pro
ceedings and recommendations at the
regular meeting of the board held on
thc first Wednesday in April. The
board met at this time pursuant to
law and sat for two days, holding two
sessions each day.
There were 22 petitions for pardon
submitted to the board by your excel
lency ' and their recommendations
thereon are as follows:
The board of pardons recommended
that pardons be granted to the-follow
ing named petitioners:
1 Luther Woodson - Anderson
2. Charley Jones-Bamberg county
accomplice in the killing of E. Nor- ,
3. Elliott Robinson-Barnwell coun- ("
44. Ben Burwell-Greenville county
violation dispensary law.
5. Jim Godfrey-T/*irion county,,
assault and battery."
6. Hector Godfrey-Marion coun
7. Gabe Lee-Marlboro county,:fff
burglary and larceny. \
8. Newton Love-York county, arv j
9. Charles Harper-Cherokee coun
ty, larceny of live stock. _ .
10. H. G. Box-Hampton county,/;
11. Dr. Maxcy G. Lee-Darlington, j
county, murder with recommendation*
By reference to the petitions andj:
other papers filed in the foregoing .
cases^ your excellency will observe ]
that the action of the board wai*
frnsed upon thu recommendations
numerous citizens in the respective
.counties and also upon the earnest
recommendation of the prosecuting
solicitor in each case, and upon the
recommendation of the' trial judge in
every case save one. In this latter
case the petition was supported not
only by the citizens of his county, but
by the citizens and representable
men in all of the adjoining counties,
whereby it appeared that the majesty
of the law had been fully vindicated
and the ends of justice met.
Commutation of Sentence. *
The board recommend; commuta
tions in the following cases:
John Brigman-Richland, burglary
at common law ; (ive years in thc pen
itentiary. The board recommends
that the tenn be reduced to one year
in the penitentiary.
2. Tenah Truesdale -r Kershaw
county, manslaughter; three years 7n
the county jail. The board recom
mends that the term be reduced to
3. Ed Rainey-Cherokee county,
carnal knowledge of a woman child;
sentenced to he hanged*. Upon the
recommendation of the solicitor and
the trial judge and numerous citizens
of the county, the board recommends
that the sentence be commuted to im
prisonment in the State penitentiary
at hard labor for a term of 14 years.
4. Sam Jeter-Union county, man
slaughter; sentenced to two years at
hard labor in the penitentiary. Up
on the recommendation of the solici
tor and the trial judge and numerous
citizens, the board recommends that
the term be reduced to one year.
The board would respectfully rec
ommend that the prayer of the peti
tioners be not granted in the follow
1. Jake Jenkins-Marlboro, man
slaughter; two years on the county
2. A. B. Amaker-Orangeburg conn
ty, conspiracy; sentenced to two years
in the penitentiary.
3. Ollie Ponder-Spartanburg coun
ty, assault and battery.
4. John Wheatley - Spartanburg
county, assault and battery; sentenc
ed to two years on the chaingang. .
The following cases were continued
until the next meting of the hoard :
1. Walter Allen-Grenville couni^,
continued in order "to allow the attor
neys for the petitioner to furnish the
testimony taken upon the trial.
2. Charles Zizett-Bamberg county
continued on motion of the attorneys
for the petitioner in order to enajile
them to furnish the testimony taken
upon the trial.
3. Poinsett Gos>iell - Greenville
county. At the January meeting of
the board of pardons this ense was
continued and returned with thc rc
puest that the papers be referred back
to the trial judge and solicitor foi* a
further report thereupon. It appears
that this lias not been done and Hie
board therefore again continues the
cause, and will call your excellency's
attention to the request of the board
as found in their report of Janna rv
All of which is respectfullv submit
W. A. Clark,
Secretary Board of Pardons.
This request mentioned in tho last
named case refers to the lax method
of sending in petitions as reguested.
?Late NetvJ I
In l?rief A
MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST f
Fredericksburg, will be sold at auc
The historic Rising Sun Tavern, in
Attorney before rhe Interstate
Commerce.Commission argued the le
gality of the mergers of the various
railroads in the Harriman system.
The German Anarchist Congress
m?t in an open field.
Earthquakes have caused a panic
in-the Island of St. Michael's, Azores.
The question of disarmament is
dividing the powers which will send
delegates to the Lague Peace Con
Nicaragua protests against the at
tempt of the United States' repres
entative to stop- the bombardment of
A $2,000,000 Pennsylvania Capitol
contract may. be void, f o liner Gover
nor Stone it is said!, not having signed
Charles M. Schwab announced Hint
the Bethlehem Steel Company would
build more warships for the United
Fire did much damage in the Mc
Adoo tunnel terminal New York.
Secretary Taft has decided to bar
liquors from the Canal Zone.
The brewery strike in St. Louis
A settlement of the controversy
between the Western railroads and
the trainmen seems in sight.
, Bishop Hoss announced the ap
pointments for the Baltimore South
ern Methodists Conference at Staun
The bodies of lien ry Foster, a
young farmer, and his wife were
found in a fence corner near Flint
Kill, Rappahannock county.
W. B. Pedigo, Republican was elect
ed Mayor of Parkersburg, W. Va
The Republicans also carried Clarks
burg by a good njajority.
* j .
Secretary Cortelyon has decided lo
redeem $43,000.000 pf the 4 per cent
andi refund $50,000,000 in new 2 per
*. Capt. William Smith, of Hie con
necticut, was found guilty of negleet
of duty and suspended for nine
.. Col. Charles B. Hall and Col. Earl
D. Thomas are appointed brigadier
E. H. Harriman's statement that
jb'e. raised $250,G00 for the campaign
of 190-1 at the request of . the Pres:
denfc.,was denounced by the latter, aad
nn "interesting controversy precipitat
James J. Hill resigned the presi
dency of the Great Northern Railway
and became chairmau of the board of
Congressman H. T. Rainey, of Illi
nois attacks the commissary depart
ment in the Canal Zone as furnishing
evidence of graft.
E. J. Demarcst, a wealthy resident
of New Orleans pleaded guilty to vio
lating the State law in having cashed
a $-lo,000 lottery prize about a year
ago. He was fined $100. The prize
was issued by thc Honduras National
President Roosevelt declared his be
lief that Harriman and other finan
ciers are in a conspiracy to defeat the
Administration's policies, that Har
riman wanted! Dcpew made Ambassa
dor in order thal Harriman might be
appointed United States Senator.
President Finley, of the .Southern
Railway declared that rates arc Hie
result of economic laws, and the rail
way management is not responsible
for making them. !
As the result r.f the examination
held on March 14, a number of con
sular appointments have been made,
including thc following: Edward. ?
Norton, of Tennessee, consular at As
uncton, Paraguay; Lucien Mommin,
ger, South Carolina, consular clerk
and) vice and deputy consule general
at Boma, Congo Free State.
Fred A. Busse, Republican, was
elected Mayor of Chicago over'E. F.
In New York thirty firemen, among
them Chief Croker and Deputy Chief
Guerin, were injured by falling debris
and diimage estimated at $50.000 was
caused by a fire in the five-story
building at 159 Maiden Lane.
The Spanish government has de
creed that in the event of Queen
Victoria giving birth to a son he shall
bear the title of Prince of thc.Aus
trias, the title given to tho heir to the
Spanish throne and firse assumed in
News of the death in Hong Koug
of Bishop James N. Fitzgerald, of
the Methodist Episcopal Church., was
received last week by tho Methodist
Book Concern in this city. Pleurisy
was the cause of death. The bishop's
home was in St. Louis. The remains
accompanied by his wife, daughter
and son, will be brought on the Pa
cific mail steamer China.
At New Orlenas United States Dis
trict Attorney Marion Erwin con
cluded argument for thc government
in thcGreene andi Gaynor case on ap
peal from the United States Circuit
Court at Savannah before the Federal
Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mw. Mary Baker Eddy has trans
ferred all of her properly to trustees
which move it is contended, will en
able her . . stay away from court
when i'f\ suit of her son and others
E. D. Smith and C. C. Moore have
organized a Cotton Warehouse Com
pany at Lancaster, S. C., with a capi
tal of $100,000.
Hon. I. V. Johnson, ex-Stale Audi
tor of West Virginia, who now resides
in Roanoke, Va., has been ill al !!ie
Ham?tuii Hotel; .H?gevEtOWii, Md., i'm
DEATH Of DR. JOHNSON
End Came Peacefully After Long Life
In Service of His Country and
Charleston, Special-Rev. Dr. John
Johnson, rector emeritus of St. Phil
ip's church died at his residence on
New street about ll o'clock Sunday
night, after an illness of several
His death was not unexpected for
his condition had been known to be
very serious and it had? been only a
question of time when death would
A Sketch of His Life.
Dr. Johnson was the youngest son
of Joseph Johnson, M. D., and was
born in Charleston. Dec. 25, 1821), and
received an academic education at the
school of Mr. C. Coats and then en
gaged in professional and active life
as a civil engineer. During ten years
of such occupation he was employed
in the surveys and construction of rail
roads, water works, etc., preparing
and? publishing under the patronage of
the State a large map of South Caro
lina, considered to be the best of r.he
time, 1853, and for many years there
A fondness for letters and study
determined him to spend two sessions
at the University of Virginia, 1858
1860. There he won honors of a gold
meral for the best contribution to the
university magazine, and-also the val
edictory of the Jefferson society. He
decided? later to enter the ministry of
the Protestant Episcopal church and
began such preparation and was a stu
dent at Camden, under the direction
of Bishop Thomas F. Davis when the
war broke out. He joined the South
ern army and? passed through the
grades of lieutenant, saptain and ma
jor of engineers, while performing
active service at Savannah, "Wilming
ton and Charleston. He was twice
wounded at Fort Sumter, where he
did dr.iy a? enginer in charge during
15 nonths of its severest bombard
ment. He t)ok part later in the bat
tle of Averysboro and Bentonville, N.
C., and "was paroled as senior officer
of engineers at the surrender of Gen.
Joseph E. Johnston's army at Greens
boro, N. C. In January, 1S66, he was
ordained .o the ministry and assumed
charge of Grace church, Camden. In
1871 he returned to~"Charleston to be
come assistant minister of St. Philip's
Bishop Howe being the rector. Dr.
Johnson was made rector the year fol
lowing. He was repeatedly elected
to the general convention of the Pro
testant Episcopal Church in the Uni
ted States. In July, 1890, he. pub
lished, a work of great historic and
technical importance, "The Defence
of Charleston Harbor, Including Fort
Sumter and Adjacent Islands." This
book received high commendation
from the best literary and? military
?'critics, and haa-^assed. ..through uvo
In thes summer of 1891 the degree
of doctor of divinity was conferred
on him by the trustees of the Univer
sity of the South at Sewanee, Tenn.,
and the College of Charlton confer
red upon him the degree ot' LL. D.
Killed While Beating His Wife.
Rock Hill, Special.-Fred Barnett,
a negro man, was shot by Beaufort
Sturges, a youg white farmer living
near here, Sunday morning about 2
o'clock. The negro died some time
Sunday night and Sturges came-to
town and surrendered. From the cir
cumstances it would seem that the
killing was entirely julifiable and.that
Sturges will be released on bond as
soon as the preliminaries can be com
plied? with. The facts in the case are
substantially these: The negro who
was a tenant of Sturges. got into a
row with his wife Sunday morning
and was beating her. The woman
raised a terrible outcry and her veils
of-*murder, etc., awoke Sturges, who
dressed, took his- pistol and went out
to investigate. When he attempted
to make Barnett stop, the negro quit
beating the woman and cursed Stur
ges for interfering drawing a knife
and advancing upon bira. Sturges
warned him not to come on him, and
when Barnett continued to advance
Sturges shot him. The bullet went
into his lungs. After lingering some
hours he died. 1
Killing of Millen an Atrocious Mur
Rock Hill, Special-The body of
young Loyd Millen, who was shot
and instantly killed by a negro, near
Rutherfordton, N. C., was brought
here and prepared for burial. It was
conveyed on a special train to the
home of the stricken parents, at River
side, and laid to rest in Shiloh grave
yard. From?the account given by the
train hands, the murder was premedi
tated and feeling ran very high
against his slayer, though the law will
be allowed to take its course.
Bitten by a Spider.
Cross Hill, Special.-Mr. John
Mathews, a dominent planter of New
berry county was bitten one night
last week while asleep by a poisonous
spider. Mr. Mathews was bitten on
the lip and in a few hours his face
and entire body were terribly swollen.
He was brought here for medical at
tention and thc physicians are fear
ful of blood poison. He is resting
quietly, but his friends are much con
cerned as to the outcome of the case.
Hoke Smith Goes Abroad.
New York. Special.-On tho steam
er Kaiser Wilhelm II, which sailed
Tuesday, was a party consisting of
Governor-elect Hoke Smith of Geor
gia; William F. AVilliamson, president
of the Savannah chamber of com
merce, and G. Gu?by Jordan, presi
dent of the immigration association
of Georgia. They are going to study
the immigration question with a view
to the developmeiic ot' th?. ?sources
Entertained at Southern Pines,
WELCOMED BY THE GOVERNOR
Northern Members of Conference Not,
Likely to Go Away With Idea That
North Carolina or Any Southern
State Needs Help to Further Cause
of Education If the Governor's
Speech is Accepted.
Southern Pines, N. . C., Special.
The great Southern Educational Con
ference met here on Tuesday, being
attended by several hundred dele
gates from different parts of-- the
country. The address of welcome
was made by Governor Glenn; - and?
"was warmly applauded.
If the Nor I hern members of the
Conference of Education, in the
South came here with the impression
that this State or thc South needs
help in the education of the people,
they will not go away with that im
pression, sliould they believe what
Governor Glenn told them in the
address of welcome. For at least an
hour he eulogized the State and the
section, dwelling upon its glorious
history, its resources, its wealth the
unparallel*' " of its industries
and .s advancement in education.
When toward the close of his speech
he paused, took a deep breath and
said, "I wish I could brag on it." j
The packed house broke into a roar
of laughter. "But the motto on her
seal forbids bragging," he continu
ed, raising another laugh. "Our
motto is Esse Quam Vireri," that ix,
I had rather be than seem. I have
got another motto; I ?m't know
whether the State will adopt it or
not, hut I am suggesting it, 'pos
sumus; that is, we can, we are able."
"But North Carolina is no appli
cant for contribution or conferences,"
he declared vigorously, "if coupled
with the idea that we are not to edu
cate our children according to what
we feel in our hearts. No stale in
our Southland would consider for a
minute accepting any aid, and con
tributions of money, any counsel in
tended* to bring about mixed schools."
This statement was greeted with ap
plause. The Governor did not make
any direct statement that his State
would resent the oifer of Northern
ehairty, but three-fourths .of his,.ex
tended speech was "an indirect"; argu
ment to that effect. He said ih?'?r.in
the manufacture of, cotton,'^N?rth
Carolina is now second) only b Massa
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ing "renaissance." He thanked the
Governor for the "note of sympathy"
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movement it cuts me to the heart."
His argument was that the South
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ize "neighborhood leagues" to the
end that the school house rather than
the court house or church should be
made-the nucleus of every neighbor
hood and the unifying force in it.
He emphasized the democracy gf
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South." Its objects are to create a
sentiment that will" result in aid for
the education of the poor white'child
ren, such as mill hands; to cultivate
a democratic spirit in the co$ege?
and to train the ne?ro.
"The activity -along these , three,
lines of advancement constitute one
of the grandest efforts for education
the world? has ever seen."
Virginia. State Librarian Sustained.
Richmond, Va., Special.-AfTer a
long controversy and legislative in
quiry resulting from charges of un
due favoritism in the purchase of
books for traveling, libraries and of
the use of official position f?r private
pecuniary gain, State Librarian John
P. Kennedy was sustained by the li
brary board. His. resignation, which
had b^en tendered, was by formal re
solution declined, and in a report to
the Governor he was completely ex?
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night after the Nicaraguans captur?e
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