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THE BRIDE LAW
ils Declared Constitutional by tbe
Id Its Effects. Tbe Only Part of the
Anti-Dispensary Law Rejected by
tbe Court is t?e Amendment
In Reference to tbe ,
Tbe Brloe law is constitutional.
? Saob Is the decision of the State su
preme court. The dispensaries kept
-open by injunction must be closed
?fc. hereafter and prohibition will prevail
Ktrfall of the northwest portion of the
?State, from Elgefield to the North
?Carolina line, except ia Abbeville c jun
ftty, where no election has been held.
V Tne oases argued before the supreme
fflpourt last Monday were decided Fri
P^day and the court decrees that the
law is constitutional with one escep*
tion, and that may be eliminated with
jk-sut affecting the law Itself. The excep
f tion. singular to relate, is the "rider"
which was put on the Brice bill by
>?; the dispensary people, the clause which
provides, that counties voting out the
dispensary shall have no participation
in the surplus school fund accumula
ted from dispensary profits.
The State of South Carolina, in
the supreme conrt, November term,
W. W. Murph, petltiioner, against
B. G. Landurm et al., respondents.
Louis J3. Cox, petitioner, against
?James Hodges et al., respondents.
? Joseph W. Coward, petitioner, a
.gainst J. H. Black well et al., respon
John A Weir, petitioner against F.
P. Walker et al, respondents.
Robert E. L'gon, petitioner,
?against F. H. Burriss et al., respon
Flckens County, petitioner, against
' A. W. Jones, as comptroller general,
Oconee County, petitioner, against
A. W, Jones, asupomptrolles general,
Adam L. Anil, pexiuuu^Tp^against
A. W. Jones, as comptroller general,
In each of these cases brought in
the original jurisdiction of this court
the qusstion is raised as to the con
stitutionality of the act commonly
knowi as the Brice. act, approved
ZFeb. 25,1904 amending section 7 of
the general dispensary law, approved
March 6, 1896.
After careful consideration this
court is of the opinion that said act is
not unconstitutional on any of the
grounds alleged except in so far as
said Brice aot declares that "any
county voting out a 'dispensary shall
not thereafter receive any part of the
?surplus that may remain of the dis
pensary school funds after the defi
ciencies in t : e various county
tchool funds have beea made up
as provided by law." While the
court considers this provision uncon
?stitutlonal, the court is of the opin
ion that it i3 separable from the re
mainder of the act and that said act
stands as constitutional with this
provision ^treated as striken out.
This conclusion renders it necess
ary to set aside the temporary injunc
tion granted in tne first five above
entitled cases restraining the closing
of the dispensaries therein mentioned
and also that the temporary inj ace
tion granted in the remaining three
above entitled cases restraining the
comptroller general from drawing his
official warrant for the Several sums
arising from tbe surplus of the dis
pensary fund as therein mentioned be
dissolved and the comptroller general
left free to disburse said fund as it
would have been disbursed before the
enactment of the said Brice act, and
it is so adjudged.
The reason for these conclusiions
will be stated in an opinion hereafter
to be filed.
Y. J. Pope, C. J.,
Eugene B. Gary, A. J.,
. Ira B. Jones, A* J.,
C. A. Woods- A. J.
The action of the court means that
the dispensaries must be and must re
main closed in Greenville, Spartan
burg, Anderson, Laurens, Union,
Pickens, Newberry, Cherokee, Horry,
Oaonee, Darlington, Marlon, York,
Lancaster, Eigefield and Saluda
counties. Greenwood and Marlboro
have never had dispensaries. Wil
llamsburg voted t*>e dispensaiies out,
but the election was illegal and tbe
result was so declared.
Thus 19 of 41 counties have already
deolared against the dispensary sys
tem and in 20 others there lias been
no election. Two counties ha ve stood
"by the dispensary, Florence and Fair
fit id. I a several others tbu people
want elections but are beiag kept
from an expression of their views.
Those counties which now have dis
pensaries must contribute of their
school fund to the counties it whioh
there are no dispensaries unless an en
tirely new ByqfAm b? enacted.
Cheated the U allows..
Booker Glass, a negro confined in
Selma, Ala., for the murder c-f K. E.
Allen, a young white man, and senten
ced to hang January 19th, cheated
the gallows in a daring dash for liber
ty Tuesday, in which he was shot to
eath by deputies. The negro filed
ff his manacles with a shoe iron and
ried to wrest a revolver from a guard,
wo men were required to overpower
he negro and one deputy shot him at
he risk of the other's life. The dead
egro was named for Booker Wash
gton. Tin dinner plates were found
d over his heart when the body
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seventeen persons GO down
in A. deep pit
Twelve Residences Undermined by
/ Clay Diggers in Making
On Tuesday night of last week at
Haversbraw, N. Y., seventeen per
sons.were missing and are believed to
have gone to their death when thir
teen bouses on Bcckland street top
pled over into a pit sixty feet deep
which had been cut by clay diggers
in connection with the brick-making
Industry there. Twelve of the per
sons missing were occupants of the
fallen houses, five were among the
rescuers who went to the aid of
neighbors, after the first bouse fell
and were carried down when the 12
other bouses went crashing over the
The wreckage quickly caught fire
and tjhose who were in the mass were
either crashed or burned to death.
Tuesday night there was grave fear
of another cave In along the sime
street and the occupants of seven or
eight houses have moved 1 away.
Others are keeping on all night vigil,
ready to alarm their neighbors in case
of Impending danger.
The missing Tuesday night, all of
whom are believed to be dead, are as
Occupants of houses, Harri? Nel
son, a merchant; Benjamin Nelson,
his son; Mrs. Silverman and young
son, Charles Cohen and wife, John B.
Beauohamp, A Frovltch and daugh
ter, Abraham Dias; in the rescuing
an all night vigil, ready to alarm
are, Barbley MsGovern, Mrs. M. Jos
eph Dailey, Bev. Mr. Alden, a Jewish
The landslide which carried away
the 13 houses was caused by the fall
ing in of the bank thder which the
excavators of the" brick manufactur
ers bad been working for a nnmber of
When the breakage occurred in the
long line of land which formed the
ragged edge of Bodklaod Street, one
house toppled over into the pit with
all who were living within lbs walls.
The other occupants of the booses pre
pared to leave homes in the face of a
blinding snowstorm A number of
p?ople who lived) nearby rushed to
their aid and were assisting them in
getting out when 12 more bouses
went down carrying with them not
only the families wno occupied them,
but also several of those who had gone
to their assistance.
0 wturned stoves set fire to the
buildings and firemen came from
miles arouad but when the landslide
occurred lb broke the waber main,
bbus cutting off the enbire supply.
Tuesday nighb relatives and friends of
those buried beneath the ruins are
still watching, as they haye been all
day, for the bodies of the dead to be
OTJTBaGS IN ??MTEB.
White Men Committs a Crime That
Calls for Lynching.
A dispatch from Sumter to bhe
News ana Courier says the facts in a
disgraceful affair that occurred in the
cotton mill village on Wednesday be
came known Thursday, Two white
men who have bean working in tht
mill at times gob drunk and while in
that condition went to the borne of
Mr. J )hn Scott and made a determin
ed effort bo commib a criminal assaulb
on a negro girl about 15 years old.
who was employed by Mr. Scott as a
Mr. Scobt and all the other adult
members of bis family were ab work
in bbe mill ab bbe bime, and they were
under the impression that bhey could
accomplish bheir heinous crime un
molested. They went into the house
and looked the doors, bub the girl
could not be made to yield by threats
and when bhey attempted bo use force
she screamed so loudly that the men
became frightened and ran off. The
girl went at once to the mill and
reported the affair to Mr. Scobb.
The girl's parenbs, who are respeo
babie negroes, wenb before Magistrate
Harby and bad a warrant Issued for
the men, but they have left town and
have not been apprehended yet. The
crime was premeditaied, for they
tried to induce another young man to
go with bhem an assist in the assault
on the girl. This is a case that calls
for severe punishment, and if the men
are not captured soon a reward should
be offered for \heir arrest.
Mortf :rers Hang.
Last Friday morning Jenkins Bur
rows and Arbhur Williams, two negro
murderers, were hung ab Kingsbree.
The negroes were convicted of bhe
horrible murder of Mr. Julian Wilson
on the 13 of last October. It will be
remembered that Mr. Wilson was In
the store, where he was employed as
manager alone, having rooms on the
second floor. One of the negroes en
tered through the back door, crept up
behind him and brained him with a
heav ? wooden prop used under the
axle of wagons when greasing the
wheels. The bloody wood was found
in the yard the following day. Both
the negroes were convicted on bbe
strongesb possible evidence, bhere
having been no eyewibnesses, bub
maintained to bhe end that they did
not commit the crime. Both: said,
however, just before going bo bhe gal
lows, that they were ready to die.
A cablegram from Tokio, Japan,
says that on the 4bh instant an ex
plosion set tire to a mine at Aklta,
on bbe main island of Japan, and
that 101 persons lest their lives.
MAAT OFHCfiS VACANT.
I The General Assembly Will Fill Im
More elections will be held this
rear by the general assembly than
usual. There are vacancies occurring
in six of the judicial circuits and the
ohiel justice of the supreme court is
to be elected.
Of course much Interest will centre
in the election of the three dispensary
directors and the State llbarian is
also to be elected. There are two,
vacancies on the board of penitentiary
j New members must be elected on
j the boards of trustees of South Caro
lina college, Clemson, Winthrop, the
Citadel and the State colored college,
Chief Justice Y. J. Pops'a term ex
plres this year and a successor must
be chosen to serve eight years. Justice
Pope is filling an unexplred term. The
judges of the circuit courts whose
terms empire and their respective cir
cuits are: C. G. Dantzler first; James
Aldrioh, second; R. O. Purdy, third;
R C. Watts, fourth; G. W. Gage, six
th aud J. 0. Elugh, eighth. These
judges serve for four years each.
The term of State Commissioner W.
O. Tatum emires, and also the term
of chairman of the bond of dispensary
directors, H. H Evans. The terms of
the two directors, John Bell Towill
and L. W. Boykin, also expire. The
term is two years.
Successors to J. A. Wingo and D.
D. Peurifoy of the board of peniten
tiary must be elected to serve two
years each. The State librarian must
be chosen for a term of two years,
Miss LaBorde being the Incumbent.
The college trustees whose terms
expire this year follow, all being elec
ted for six years each:
ScUth Carolina College?W. T. 0.
Bates, J. Q. DaviR, August Kohn.
Clemson?W. D. Evans, A. T. Smy
the, L. A. Sease.
Winthrop?E. S. Joynes, W. J.
Roddey, A. M. Lee.
Citadel?J. J. Lucas, E. M. Blvthe,
State Colored College?W. R. Low
man, D. J. Bradbam.
There are plenty of candidates out
for tbe varicui offices and there will
be lots of log rolling before next Tues
day or Wednesday, when the lucky
ones will get the plums.
Should bn Punished. ;
' A dispatch from Gaffaey to The
State says it seems that Cherokee
must appear before the public in a
bad light. The last horror here 1b the
arrest of a white man attempting to
criminally rssault a negro woman, and
failing in the attempt shooting her.
The charge is that Scruggs stole a
Winchester rifle at the Cowpens bat
tle-ground on Saturday and came back
by Cowpens station, where he bought
some cartridges. He walked on back
towards town, coming by Thlokety,
where he attempted to buy some long
cartridges A negro woman, about
24 years old, Lois Glover, passed and
Scruggs followed her for two miles.,
Scruggs says that he made* a proposal
to her when she cursed him and drew
a pistol from her stook'ng and pointed
it at him, when he loaded his gun and
shot her. She lay in the road for some
time before she was four ^ and carried
to her home. The authorities were
notified and from the description giv
en Scruggs was arrested. He was
carried before his victim, who identi
A dispatch to Tne State from
Greenville says Ed Fowler, a trusted
driver or the Batesyille Manufactur
ing company, was held up and robbed
of 826.20 by two unknown white men
in Court street near the corner of
Court and Falls street Friday after
noon about 2 ^o'clock. Fowler had
just rcciived a quanthy of goods at
Laurens depot, and was on his way
with his four-horse team to the
Southern freight depot, where he was
to get other merchandise to complete
his load, when he was approached by
two unknown white man, about 25
years of age, who engaged him In con
versation for a moment, after which
they seized him and beneath the
white cmvas cover of his wagon took
from his pockets the amount of money
named, all he carried, whioh belonged
to the Batesville mill.
At Charleston L. P. Foucbe, of
Anderson, a pharmacy student of the
South Carolina Medieal college, was
found wounded on Coming street at
an early hour Friday morning. He
bad been shot In tbe stomach, and a
friend, L. S. Maxwell, who was with
him, was taken into custody by the
police, while Fouche was sent to the
Roper Hospital. An investegation
seemed to establish the fact Friday
that Fouche had shot himself proba
bly changing his pistol from his pistol
from his coat pocket to his hip pocket
The wound is not serious and the
young man will doubtless recover.
Melton Jamison, a aegro living on
Mr. Lern Berry's place near Swansea,
lost a child Taureday from a severe
burn. The child's clothing in some
way caught fire and at least one half
the skin on its entire body and extrem
ities was burned, the cuticle peeling
off. The child was 21 months old and
did not seeem to suffer any pain. It
lived about 18 hours after being burn
Charles Zimmerman, who shot and
instantly killed Jim Stevens just
across the Saluda line in Edgefield
county Wednesday night, was lodged
in jail there tills eveniDg for safe keep
ing by Messrs.~W. D. and J. G. Pad
gett. Stevens, it is said, was sitting
in his home and was shot by Zimmer
man through an open window. Both
parties are negroes.
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HAVE MET AGAIN.
Both Branches of the Legisla
ture Convened Tuesday.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE
la the House and the Senate Since the
Session Began in the Way of
Legislation. Governor Hev
ward's Messsge Read in
The General Assembly of South
Carolina met in annual session on
Tuesday of last week. The whole
day was taken up In organizing and
bearing the Governor's message read.
The message is a long document, and
like all State papers prepared by Gov.
Hey ward, is clear and to the point.
The most important subject it treats
Is the dispensary. The part ot the
message beiring on this subject is
printed in another column.
THE HOUSE. v
In the House ot Representatives
Clerk Tom C. Hamer called the roll
and announced that a quorum was
present, and Speaker M. L. Smith
called upon the Rev. Mr. Pratt to
open the proceedings with prayer.
Speaker Smith made a brief open
ing address, and said he would offer
no suggestions as to what ought to be
done. The members are fresh from
the people and know what they want,
but he fell that If the same broad
conservatism and liberality charac
terized the action of the members
that nothing -but success would
crown the work of the General As
Announcements were then made
that several newly elected members
were present ready to be sworn in.
The new members sworn fn Tuesday
E Marlon Ruoker, of Anderson.
Wm. Anderson, of Cherokee.
Arnoldus Vander Horst, of Char
Mr. Dobbs's election has not yet
been declared, and as soon as the
election Is declared he will take the
Messrs. Whaley, Doar and D. 0.
Herbert were appointed to notify the
Governor that/ the House had organ
ized and was ready to receive any
Messages were exchanged between
the Senate and House that each was
ready for work. ,
The annual message of Governor
Hey ward was read, having been pre
sented by Private Secretary Norment.
Tne members gave careful attention
to the reading.
There were only two new measures
introduced the first day. Both of
the new bills came from.Mr. Toole, of
Aiken county. r
The ?rst was a bill to restrict the
number of hours of labor In cotton
mills to ten hours, Instead of eleven,
as is the law at present. Mr. Toole
introduced a similar bill last year, but
it was killed.
Mr. Toole's second bill was to re
duce the passenger rate in this State
to two and a half cents per mile. It
is now three cents per mile on pas
senger trains, with no second class,
which arrangement was adopted by
way of compromise.
The House adjourned, after about
an hour's session, to meet on Wednes
day at eleven o'clock.
The house of representatives got
down to business Wednesday and at
tacked the calendar with an evident
desire to kill everything that came in
sight. Six bills were tabled and with
drawn by their authors, there were
recommitted, three had the enacting
clause stricked out, the parliamentary
way of saying that they were "kilt"
and two were also killed by being
Speaker Smith announced the ap
pointment of Mr. E. M. Rucker, Jr.,
as a member of the committee on ways
and means, and stated that Mr. Jno.
G. Richards, Jr., would be the chair
man of that committee. The following
executive appointments were an
nounced by the speaker:
Journal Clerk?Christie Benet.
Bill Clerk?W. F. Norton.
Keeper of the speaker's Room?
James N. Pearman.
Mail Clerk?John Sharpe.
Doorkeepers?R. R. O wings, Ben
Hoover, ? McKinney.
Pages?James H. Tompkins, Earle
Moffett, William Martin, John B.
Laborers?William Long, Henry
Gllliam, George Edwards,'Caleb Bra
cy, Robert Chisolm.
After a short debate the house post
poned indefinitely the bill presented
by Mr. Ardrey to sell the State farms.
The vote was 78 to 39. In the course
of the debate Mr. Banks of Orange
burg called attention to the fact that
25,000 bushels of corn were raised on
these farms last year.
Mr. J. B. Watson's bill suggesting
an Increase in the length of terms of
circuit judges was killed. The bill
merely provided that the people be
given the opportunity to vote on this
Capt. Hamel's bill proposing that
execution of criminals be conducted
within the penitentiary walls was
killed. Capt. Hamel explained that
the bill was introduced in the inter
ests of humanity.
Mr. LaFftte spoke on his bill "to
make cursing and abusing any one of
another an assault and providing pun
ishment therefor." Mr. LaFitte ex
tfAUBir 17? 1906.
plained the necessity of having such
a law to prevent people from being
insulted on the highway and then pro
vided for resenting it. The members
did not see it his way and killed the
In the House on Thursday there
were eight bills given favorable con*
sideratlon, passed second reading and
ordered to third reading. They were
Mr. Calllson's, \ relating to public
guardians, amending section 2688 of
the code; Mr. Sanders' bill providing
for inspection ^f oils; Mr. D. O. Her
bert's to authorize mayors and intend
ants to designate and detail policemen
to perform duties of health officers;
Mr. LaFitte's to give magistrates jur
isdiction in case of theft of live stock
if value of stolen property does not
exceed $20; Mr. Sanders' bill against
"bucket shops;" Mr. M. W. Walker's
to protect boarding housekeepers; Mr.
Lsban Mauldin's to require county au
ditors to administer oach to persons
making return of property for taxa
tion Mr. Prince's bill to authorize S.
M. Orr, H. H. Watklns and others to
dam the Savannah river at Cherokee
Mr. Sanders' bill against "bucket
shops" makes a misdemeanor "the
keeping any room or place where con
tracts are made for the future delivery
of any stocks, bonds, cotton, grain,
meats, or any other animal, mineral,
or vegetable product of any kind with
out the seller being the owner of the
stock, bond, cotton, grain, or other
article contracted to be sold, and with
out any intention on the part of-either
the^ seller to deliver of the buyer re
ceiving the same."
The Senate was called to order by
Lieutenant Governor Sloan, who
made a short address after prayer by
the Chaplain, Be v. W. I. Herbert.
Former Senator Hydrick, who has
been made a Judge, Is succeeded by
Mr. H B. Carlisle as Senator ? from
Spartanburg. He was duly sworn in
and was appointed to all those com
mittees on which his predecessor
A committee, consisting of Senators
Manning, Earle and Raysor, was ap
pointed to inform the Governor that
the Senate was ready for business and
to receive any communication he
might see fit to make.
It was expected that the bill giving
the dispensary investigating commit
tee further powers would be ^intro
duced Tuesday, but Chairman Hay
said there had been some mistake in
enrolling It, and that it would likely
be introduced later.
The committee met Tuesday after
noon to perfect the bill. In general
terms it will be similar to the original
resolution, except that it will be in
the form of an Act, and the phrase
ology will be so constricted as to give
the committee definite and positive
authority to compel attendance of
those summoned as witnesses, punish
for contempt, etc., and in short to
give the committee those powers, for
the lack of which the investigation
has been much hampered.
The following appointments were
announced bef ire adjournment: G. E
Moore, Bbnea Path, Journal clerk; A.
Mr-Deal Columbia, bill clerk; N. O.
Ply es, Columbia, postal clerk; Andrew
Crawford, Jr., Columbia, clerk to the
pre. dent; E. V. Cullum, Jr., Bates
burg; and W. D. Johnson, of Alken,
pages, and the same laborers who
served last year. There is a vacancy
in the place of assistant clerk. Gen.
Hemphill will announce that appoint
ment Wednesday, and the successful
man will likely be Mr. W. W. Mann,
of St. George.
The Governor's Message was read
and with that the business of the day
Only ono bill was Introduced, that
being by Senator Bates to amend
Section 3,057 cf Volume I of the Civil
Code. It has reference to assignees'
The business of the senate Wednes
day was not lengthly. There was only
one discussion while the calendar was
being read. Toe report of the dispen
sary committee was made.
The two third reading bills to pun
ish theft of car brasses and to re
quire toilets at railway stations were
The coco-cola bill was re-commlted
and there was, an effort to have Sen
ator W. E. Johnson's lockout bill
made a special order for Wednesday
but this failed. Senator Hood offered
an amendment relating to a change in
the code regarding wills but after - a
legal discussion this was killed.
A committee was appointed in con
nection with the presentation of the
portraits given by Capt. T. G. White
Oi Beaufort. The day set is February
1st and the committee consist of Sen
ators Chrlstensen, Brice and War
A resolution was passed to investi
gate what elections are necessary to
be held this year.
President Sloan read a letter from
Mr. E. S. Dingle, formerly assistant
clerk, who has resigned. Resolutions
were passed accepting it and Mr. M.
M. Mann was appointed to succeed
The dispensary committee's report
and hill were introduced by Senator
In the Senate on Thursday a bill to
give the railroad commissioners
more power over depots was given
third reading, aud a bill to extend
protection over quail and partridges
until 1910 received second reading.
Several Dills were recommitted, a
mong them one, regarding railroad
rates and two relating to the kinship
cf supreme court justices and circuit
court judges with reference to their
Bitting in cases.
Mangled, by Train.
At Erie, Pa., Frank Hlneman and
John Marast, employees of a local
malt house, were instantly .killed at
German street crossing of the Lake
Shore railroad Wednesday morning.
Toe men stepped from one track to
another in front of a passenger train.
Their bodies were horribly mangled.
j Granice City IU , Has To Many Old
"God give us menl" cried Poet
Holland in lofty vein; but what Gran
ite Olty wants is women.
In this flourishing Illinois town
which had a population of 6,700 ac
cording to the census of . 1900, and
which now claims 10,000, there are
ten men to each woman.
The. majority of these men are
bachelors?particularly the business
and professional men?and as a con
sequence more than half of the hous
es in Granite Oity are rooming and
While there has been no formal
movement to induce an influx of wo
men the marriageable men of the
town would be muoh obliged, to say
the least, if desirable members of the
fair sex would place themselves with
in reaching distance.
The young bachelors of the town
are so busy making money?and there
Is hardly a one of them who does not
rake in from 85 to 810 a day?that
they have no time to go courting at a
distance; yet they would prove them
selvei the marryingest lot of men in
tha country if they only had aohanoe.
Over at Alton there is Mayor Beall,
the friend uf R3QS3velt, who is preach
ing against race suicide as bard as he
knows how; and as the echoes of his
exhortations reach the ears of the
lonesome young bachelors at Gran
ite Oity they are as sad as sad can
Even some of the city officials can
not get wives. They are Oity Attor
ney Maurice Sullivan and Oity Olerk
George Furnish, for example.
Ex- mayor J. B. Judd was forced to
go out of office last spring still unwed
ded, though not unwilling.
THE WAGES OF SIN.
A, Man and Woman Commit Suicide
A special dispatch from Raleigh, N.
O., says a sensational double suicide
Was discovered there Monday after
noon, in which a man of some promi
nence and well know and a woman
of easy vlrture figured. The man was
William H. Hood, who for a number
of years was deputy register of deeds
of this city and county and whose fa
ther was register of deeds until his
death, about five years ago. The wo
man'was a resident of "East Raleigh
and was known among her associates
as "Violet." She had been in Raleigh
but a few months and her family
namo has not yet been definitely
Mr. Hood, who held a position with
the leading department store i n?,
had been drinking heavily for the last
few days. Oo Saturday night he and
the girl, who was apparently between
20 and 25 years old, went to the house
of and old colored woman. This af
ternoon the bodies of tbe two were
found there and nine empty lauda
num vials revealed the means used by
Hood left an invalid widow and a
ohild. It is stated that the widow
would not permit his body to be tak
en to his home after she learned the
circumstances of the suicide. Hood
was a man who had many friends
here and in other states, and dissipa
tion seems to have been the sole cause
of his ruin and death. Three months
ago he was treated in an institution
for the drink habit.
A dispatch from Titles, Caucasia
says nearly 350 persons were killed or
injured in the atttck made by Ccs
sacks on the Armenian seminary
I there, following the throwing of two
j bombs from that institution at a pas
I ing patrol. Four Cossacks were woun
ded and a boy killed by the explosion
of the bombs. The artillery was ?"m
moned and the seminary surr nded
and shelled. The building ? >urs*i
"oto flam83and the oombi uu cartri
dges stored therein exploded. Thirty
three parsons perished during the
conflagi. tion, while 300 were injured
by tire or wounded by the shells. Tue
troops subsquently/, shelled another
Armenian house where bombs and
weapons were bidden and killed eight
Sensation of Falling.
The sensation of falling down a
precipice is cue that few persons
have bad an opportunity of recording.
Prof. Albert Helm, well known geol
ogist, has been able to describe the
experience to the Swiss-Alpine Club,
and relates that he was not troubled
in breathing and felt none of the par
alyzing terror that so often over
whelms victims of sudden catastrophe.
He felt perfeot tranquillty, though
remarkably quickened mental activi
ty. Old memories were reviewed and
then his ears were filled with soft
musical sounds, and consciousness
was lost as the ground was struck.
There was no pain nor sensation of
Want the Job*
Candidates for places on the dispen
sary board are looming up. It Is said
that H. H. Evans, Chairman of tbe
Board, will have no opposition. The
candidates for the other are: Maj.
John Black, some time ago shipping
clerk at the dispensary; Mr. J. M.
Rawlinson, a member of the house
from Rlchland county; Mr. R. Fulton
Dukes, member of the house from Or
angeburg county and a son of a form
er director of the dispensary; Mr. J.
B. Wylle of Chester, who offered for
this place once before. Mr. To will
and Mr. Boykin will not stand for re
J. R. Peden, an alleged agent of
South Carolina cotton mills, was ar
rested in Knoxville, Tenn., on Tues
for trying to entice laborers to come
to South Carolina. He is said to be
representing 12 mills. ?
lfU.00 PER ANNUM.
LOST HIS LIFE.
A Brave Fireman's Sacrifice in
Effort to save Woman.
A FATAL HOTEL FIRE.
Many Leaped to Th?ir Death. Egbt
Persons Killed, and a Numb<r In
jured While Fleeing From- the
West Hotel la City of
At Minneapolis, Minn., eight per
sons dead uf suffocation or of injuries
sustained in leaping from a "firs
proof" hotel building, a score of per
sons Injured and a building damaged
825,000 by Are, smoke .and water in
an epitome of the revised ravages
caused by a disaster which befell the
West hotel, H>nnepln avenue and
Fifth street, Wednesday, throwing
seven huadrerl guests and employes
Into a panic
Fire Captain John Berwin, fell front
the fourth floor to the Fifth street
sidewalk wnile attempting to save a
wo man's life.
W. G. Nickels, Minneapolis, suffo
cated in his room on sixth floor.
Thomas Summerville, Sprin er field,
Mass., salesman for Atkins & Co.,
suffjcated in his room on sixth
floor. : <
J. E. Wolfe, Northwestern agent for
Sperry & Alexander company of New
York, suffocated in room.
Clinton B. Lamme, New York,
travelling man; suffocated in his
J. B. Peisniger, New York, travel
ing man, jumped from the seventti
Mrs. M. E. Hodges, Minneapolis.
Jumped from seventh story,
Wm. Black, New Yoik, suffocated
The fire was emfined to the eleva
tor shaft and the two top floors in one
corner of the building, but a dense
smcke pervaded everywhere and the
wild exoitement which followed the
first alarm hurried people into halls
and out on window ledges in a frantic
attempt to save themselves, The Ire
started in a packing room on first
fioor near the elevator. The wood in
the elevator shaft caught fire and
burned like tinder. A sheet of flame
29 feet wide mounted the shaft to the
seventh story, carrying an immense
volvme of smoke which frightened tbe
guests out of their senses and started
a panic. The smoke spread to most
all parts of the hotel, causing many
persons to lose their way in the con
fusion. Five persons were found suf
focated in their rooms after the fire
Capt. John Berwin of a hook and
ladder company, having broken open
a window on the seventh fioor which
he had reached by means of a soaling
ladder; stumbled onto tbe body of
Mrs. Emeline Barlow, an aged women
He strapped the unconscious form to
his back and started down the ladder,
when midway between the seventh
and sixth stories, the strap broke.
Bending over to balance the body for
a moment, be then leaned at the risk
of his life, and threw the woman to
, ward a projecting ledge on the floor
below. Apparently being revived by
the fresh air or by the shock, the aged
woman grasped the projection and
held on. Later she was rescued. But
in throwing the woman to sarety,
Ca'->t. Berwin lost his balance and fell
to che pavement. He *as Instantly
J. E. Wolfe, 50 years old, traveUng
representative for Sperry & Alexan
der, wholesale hardware merchants of
New York, met a horrible death. He
was burned in bis room and the con
dition of the furniture indicated that
he had fought the flames until the
last. All the clothing had been torn
from the bed and it was apoarent that
the man bad sought to smother the
flames which eventually consumed
Tae.excltement was so intense that
J. B. Peisniger of N iw York and Mrs.
ML. E. Hodges of Minneapolis, who
were on window ledges near an alley,
not being encouraged by the corwd in
Fifth street, leaped from the seventh
door to the pavement. Pelsiiger's
clothes caught tire and be tumbled,
burning, througa the air. He struck
a railing near the Hennepin avenue
side of the hotel and was cut in two.
There were many thrilling rescues
from the top floor.
Dreaded Spotted Fever.
A dispatch from Newport, B. I. says
nearly all of 1,500 apprentices at the
naval training station live in con
stant dread that the fatal spotted
fever may strike anyone of them next
one boy having already developed in
sanity and has been removed to the
insane asylum at Washington. Deaths
of J. F. Rjlfe, of Nebraska, Harr?
Gale Bootenburg, of tibononma, Vir
ginia, makes seven fatalities so far
out of eleven cases, which, with the
death of Frederick Friend, of Nash
ville, 111., is expected any moment.
This morning preparations began for
double fumigation of former Spanish
cruiser Kama Mercedes. The officers,
are nodded with letters from parents
asking abouo the health of their
Family Barned to Death.
Several persons, comprising an en
tire family, were bumed to death in a
fire which destroyed the home of!<
Isaac Syler, at Pieasant, Juniata coun
ty, Wednesday morning. The dead
are)Mr. Syler his,daughter, Mrs. Peter
Martin and the latter's five chili