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v ESTABLISHED EN" 1*
3a Which Five Negroes and One
White are Killed.
TROOPS ON 8CKNE
Jks Usual 3n Such Affairs the Ne
groes Are Toe Chief Sufferers.
Riot Started Jby a -Negro
Cuttlof a Contactor
on s Train.
A raoe rioii at Wabc>k, Miss., re
sulted In the death of several , persons
most of tb?:o Jibing nPtrrces. Two
?onopanl a of suta miltt-m were sent
there, aci a.tt-r their arrival n" dis
turbance (KKurea, although In is be
lieved that ilr-o negroes, including
?sorgo Simpson, one of the principals
In the disturbance aboard the MobUo
and Ohio train last S.nday, had been
lynched j jst before the irrival of the
troops. The oitlzsnj of Wahala*,
while not admitting the faot that the
men were captured bv a posse, but
were ''lost In the swamp" while on
their way to town.
Two sons of Simpson were shot to
death Wednesday afternoon.
As near as can be ascertained at
that time the casualties resultant
from the trouble are as follows:
Unknown negro shot by Conductor
Cooper on the M and O. train.
Constable O'Brien killed by the pre
elpltator of the trouble, George Simp
son, when an attempt at arrest was
George Simpaon- lynohsd.
Tom Simpson, son of George Simp
aon shot to death by white citizens
Jim Simpson, another son, sh< t to
Two unknown negroes lynched.
Conductor Cooper, seriously injured
by bei: g out and stabbed seven times
by George Simpson on the passenger
train; not fatal.
. Leland Sp&rkman, soldier, flash
?wound in left knee; accidental dis
charge of his pistol.
H. Graham, of Anderson county,
?who was arrested several days ago on
the charge of counterfeiting, wasglv
en z preliminary trial before United
States Commissioner Allen at Ander
son and was committed to await the
next term of the Federal Court to be
held In Greenville. Qrite a number
??f-witness^s W!T- ^n?ro6licec>^ar*ttie
case. Graham 1? ohargod with mak
ing half dollars, and the moulds and
the ''queer money" is in the posses
sion of the commissioner. The case
against Graham was worked up by
Deputy United States Marshall Adams
and DeteoUva Foster of the secret
service bureau. Graham is a farmer
Of Fork township.
No Fuel, No Fuod. .
Following reports of fuel famine in
the northwest, come reports of a
shortage of food supplies. Hallway
service has been Interrupted by the
?cold and blizzards on the western
prairies. A telegram from a citizens
committee of Ambrose, N. D., is as
, follows: "Ambrose is without coal
and provisions. Twenty cars of fuel
and food in the bands of the railway
?company must be brought here by
special train at once in order to relieve
the situation or great suffering will
result. Have wired the general man
ager of the Soo Line, but no assurance
of relieving present needs has been se
White Man Convicted.
Robert Turnage, a white man, 28
jears of age, was convicted at At
ianta Monday afternoon of an at
tempt at criminal assault upon Mrs.
'Carrie Comstcck, the wife of a city
water meter reader, and a solicitor
ior a cooking compound. The jury
?was out but a short time and return
ed with a verdlot of "guilty" with a
recommendation for mercy. Judge
Roan then said in defence to their
recommendation for meroy he would
make the sentence 15 years penal
servitude. The maximum punish
ment is 20 years. The defense was
Dr. B. B. Hopkins, a prominent
farmer-physician of Greenville coun
ty, was found Wednesday night near
his borne lying dead in the rood. He
was found by his son, who had gone
to ilook for him when the doctor's
horse and buggy returned early in the
evening without him. There Is some
suspicion of foul play, though his
neighbors be'leve he was attacked by
heart trouble and fell from his ve
hicle to the roadside, where he was
found dead. He was highly esteem
ed in the city and country.
Mormonlam a Curse,
"Mormonism is a greater curse to
the country than Kleve: y," declared
Mrs. Fred T. DuBolse, wife of tie
Idaho senator, in an address in Wash
ington on "The Effect of Mormonl-m
on Education." She said that ahouid
President Roosevelt make a trip south
in south-eastern Idaho he would no
longer be willing to declare that there
is nothing in the Mormon question.
Six United States senators, she paid,
owe their election to the influence of
the Mormon church.
They Won't Come,
The Japanese consul at Honolula,
says that the visiting squadron which
will arrive in Honolulu in February
will not paooeed to San Franolseo, as
originally intended, because a repeti
tion of the Maine disaster is feared
owing to the alleged overwrought
condition of American feeling i
A GKATlFTING 1NCREAI3E IK
AVERAGE ATTENDANT S.
A Good Showing for Fast Tear Made
by State Superintendent
According to our records, tbe
schools of South Carolina made de
cided progress during the' scholastic
year wbioh ended June 30,1906. The
most striking advance as I sen it, is
the average attendance r which In
creased 18,427 above that of the year
ending June, 1905. The total aver
ago attendance in 1905 w** 200,435.
The total for this Year was 218.862.
Of the total average attendance for
this year, 104,372 were white and
114 490 were negroes. Of the Increase
11.737 were white and 6:690 were ne
gro. The total enrollment showed an
Increase of 15,412. It is worthy of
note that the average attendance in
oreased more than the enrollment.
Money is apportioned on enrollment,
so there is a motive to encourage the
people to make a large enrollment
even if the children dc art attend
regularly at echool. It shows real
progress, therefore, when tne average
attendance increase in enrollment.
Of the increase in enrollment 5 662
were whlto and 9,750 were negro.
The total enrollment for 1905 was
302,663; for 3906, 318,075. Or this
total, 147.053 were white and 171,022
were negro. The average annual sal*
ary of white teachers increased from
?236 in 1905, 8253 in 1906, making a
average gain of 817 to each teacher.
The average annual salary of negro
teachers increased from ' 888^28 in
1905, to 895 in 1905, making an aver
age gain of 86.72. The total revenue
of tbe schools increased 858 890.08,
but the expenditures also increased,
and the balances on hand at the close
of the soholastlo year ending June 30,
1906, showed a decrease ot 840.954 41.
The books at that time of the year
show pretty full balances, but this
money is necessary to run. the sohools
until taxes come in during the fol
lowing December. Tbe total revenue
for 1905 was 81,681.599.51; for 1906.
81,740,489 44; for 1906, 81,404.473.93.
Total expenditures indicate the
amount of the annual euhool fund
rather ihan total receipts, b* cause to
tal receipts show a balance of more
than .8300,000, which is carried for
ward on the 30th of June, in time to
run the Eotools until tax paying tin-e.
This does not indicate that the
schools bave any surplus monev, be
cause if there were to be exact bal
ances on the 30th of June, the sohools
would 'bave-ttbss^uteir'no money for
the fall session.
Of tbe total receipts, tbe three mill
ax furnished in 19.06, 8653 273 41 an
Increase of 833.409 61. Tne special
tax levies furnishes 8269 161 94, -an
increase of 8o3,052 23 Tne dispen
sary fnnd furnished 1)139 213 74.
whioh was a deoresse of 871 757 68
The poll tax furnishes about 8200,000
and the dog tax about 845,000. The
prospect then, with a decreased dis
pensary fund, and with only a slight
increase of expenditures, is that our
school fund will soon get in a preca
rious oondition unless the legislature
comes to the relief.
There is exactly 200 new school
buildings erected during the past
scholastic year. Many of theso are
elegant buildings. A great number
cf them wero erected under the en
oouragement of the echoed building
law enacted by the legislature, and
were built according to plans fur Dish
ed from this office. All such buildings
are carefully inspected by county
boards before eld is given to them.
We now have 870 rural school libra
ries, 114 of which were ostablished
during 1906. One hundred and sixty
one of these libraries have been in
creased since they were established.
Seventy-five distales have voted spe
cial taxes during last year. This
makes 464 districts in the State
whioh have taken this important step.
Many other items of progress are
shown in this report! in the special
chapter on statics,
O. B. Mahtin,
State Supt. of Education.
Reporte Own Death,
To get even with his father, who
had driven him from borne, Charles
S. Albertus, son of a merchant living
at No. 1216 North Hope street Phila
delphia, Pa., gave out the story hi
Atlantis Olty, under the name of John
Miller, that he', Albertus, his wife and
baby had all perished in the Thor
oughfare disaster at Atlantlo City.
Under the name of Miller he has liv
ed over since. His arrest on the
charge of attempting to pass Confed
erate money on storekeepers revealed
his identity. He was arraigned before
a magistrate and held in 8600 bail for
hearing on Thursday. In the prison
sr's pocket were found clippings, one
headed, "Atlantic City Horror Re
vealf Secret Marriage." He was ques
tioned and when cornered told the
authorities he was Albertus.
Soberta Anaslaok, a Slavonian liv
ing at Jeddo, Pa., has been arrested
on tlie charge of being implicated in
the Hazleton barrel mystery. It is
alleged that the woman whose charr
! ed remains were found at Hazelton,
Pa,, was bis wife, who disappeared
from heme several weeks ago. The
description of the victim tallies with
that of the missing woman.
They Got Enough.
"Private" John Allen of Mississippi
former member of congress, says that
if congressmen were paid higher sal
aries they would have more money to
spend, would therefore devote more
time to spending it and must then
give less time to the government. He
seems to know what he is talking
Violated No Law in Bringing Im?
By Solicitor for the Department of the
Interior Teat Commissioner Wat
son Had a Right to Help
Immigrants Ccme to
An-important ceclshu has been
rendered by Secretary Slrauj, of the
Department of Oommerce and Laboi,
as to the right of a Sfcate to induce
immigration to that State, The de
cision holds in brief that in the cir
cumstances there is. no violation of
the immigration laws or of the law to
prohibit the importations of alien
contract laborers in the aotion of the
Stat-e of Soute Carolina, in this par
ticular case, In enocuraging immigra
tion to that State or in paying the
necessary expanses of the Immigrants
in coming to the State.
Tie case on which the decision is
based originated in South Carolina.
For some time past the agricultural
and manufacturing industries of
South Carolina have been retarded
and were in danger of material injury
on aocount of the lack of labor. In
order to relieve this oondition of af
faire the Legislature of South Caro
lina passed an act creating a State
Department of Agriculture, Com
merce and Immigration.
E. J. Watson was appointed com
missioner of the department. ? Ho
was empowered by the act to make
such arrangements with steamship
companies and the immigration agen
cies in this country snd abroad as
would serve best the interests of sue
cessful immigration, the necessary ex
penditure being made from an appro
priation pro lded for the purpose.
The act authorized the commissioner
to accept contributions from such olti
zens of the State as might wish .to as-1
Bist in bringing such citizsns of the
State as might wish to assist in bring
lng desirable immigrants to South
On November 4, 1906, the steam
ship Wittekind arrived from Bremen
at tbs-port of Charleston, S O, hav
ing on board about 475 aliens destin
ed to various points in the State of
South Carolina. About 300 of these
aliens were induce- to migrate to the
United States by the State of South
Carolina, the Stata aoting through
the medium of its Commission of ag -
riculture, Commerce and Immigra
tion, who went to Europe some time
in August for the purpose of inducing
desirable immigrants to oomt to the
State, the passage money of the aliens
was paid by the State ffom a fund,
part of whloh was appointed by the
State, and the balance being contrib
uted by various corporations and in
dividuals. This fund was expended
solely at the discretion of the State
and in so doing exercised his own
judgment as to the person to whom
and the locations to whloh the several
aliens should be sent. The aliens
were free to accept or refuse any of
fers of employment made to them.
The facts in this case were broug'it
to the attention of the Seoretary of
Commerce and Labor b> the immi
gration officers at the port of Char
leston,' S. C, and he in return refer
r d the matter to the solioitor of the
department for bis opinion as to
whether or not the aotion of the com
missioner of immigration of South
Carolina In bringing these aliens to
the United States a violation of the
alien co tract labor laws The immi
gration service was dnly notified of
the expeoted arrival of the immi
grants in question and the right of
such alien ? to laud was left to this de
term(nation of the officers adminis
tering the F?deral immigration 'aws.
The question of the right of fi State
under the national immigration was
raised by the offioials of another
Southern State. It was referred to
the Department of Commerce and La
bor. Bealizlng its importance Seore
tary Metcalf referred the legal ques
tion involved to Solioitor Earle, of
the department, for an opinion. Mr.
Earle considered very carefully the
facts of the oase in connection with
the statutes bearing upon it and ar
rived finally at the conclusion that
there had been no violation of the na
tional law by the authorities of South
Carolina. The opinion of Solicitor
Earle goes fully into a disousaion of
the law re pecting immigration. He
finds that "so far as the prohibition
against assisting the importation or
migiation of foreign laborers by
promise of employment through ad
vertisements abroad is concerned.
States and Territories are expressly
excepted from the operation of the
He says, further: "By the terms
of the provision, States and Territor
ies may off or inducements or make
promises to foreign laborers by ad
vertisement printed and published in
foreign countries and they are not
forbidden to 'assist' In the migration
of tho foreign laborers to whom such
offers were tddressed."
While the opinion of Solioitor Earle
is general in its application, he makes
it dear that it relates to the facts in
thlB particular case and indicates
that different question might arise if
the faots themselves were slightly
In conclusion, it is stated an tho
opinion of the department: ''The
C, THTTBSDAT, JDECEJM
| plan pursued by Commissioned Wat
son, as it is shown to have been car
ried out, does not involve a violation
of the immigration laws'of the Unit
ed States prohibiting the importation
of contract laborers; and I am of fur
ther opinion that there has been no
misapplication of the exemption in
favor of States, Territories and the
District of Columbia contained in
section 6 of the act of March 3,1903."
8EHATOR TILLHAH'B DTCOMB.
Explains Why He Made No Returns
for last Year.
Senator Tlllman left Washington
Monday night of last wees? for a short
lecture tour in the West. When seen
at the Pennsylvania station he said
that as it was a well known fact that
nothing was accomplished prior to
Christmas at the sessions, and as con
greas would adjourn for the. holidays
Thursday, be would fill a few lecture
dates. After the first of January he
would be in his seat, when congress
settles down to business, and be points
to hio 12 years in the national legisla
tive halls as to whether ho attends to
bis offiolal business or not*
Senator Tlllman "had something
to say" about the Income taziesue, in
which his name bas figured in tne
Palmetto State press. He was vigor
ous in his utterance and talked as fol
"There have been so many malio
loue and untruthful statements made
in regret to my shirking the income
tax that I want to let my fellow oiti
z?ns who are interested understand
exactly what the facts are.
"I have done comparatively little
leoturlng for several years past, and
those newspapers who howled most
are entirely familiar with the severe
spell of illness whioh I bad with my
throat in the winter of 1903, as well
as with another dangerous Illness,
which caused one to be absent from
my post in Washington during the
entire session of 1904. During this
I year I have Allied many engagements,
and will at the proper tise make re
I turn on the income received. The
inoome tax whioh Is 'now being col
lected is for the yezr 1905. At no
time since the Income tax law has
been in operation has my Inoome from
ail sources, lnoludlng my salary as
senator, after deduoting the expenses
and exempt on, caused me to be sub
ject to * Tome tax.
"It ormed by good lawyers
the* ?i4iry as United States sena
atox does not come within the rule.
I have never dodged taxes of any sort,
nd I have never dodged any men or
I the missiles they have hurled at me,
and nothing but the envy ?and hatred
1 of a few IrreconollableB in South Car
olina bas brought thie Matter into
prominence. The yam about my
making 925,000 this summer is ab
surd, as a moment's thought would
easily show, as there bave been only
four months since South Carolina
oampaign closed. The envious ours,
who bave had bo much to say about
my leotures, would like to help the
negroeu of Chicago and other northern
oities gag me, If they could."
I Sold a Family.
A dispatoh from Jackson, Miss., says
an unusual peonage oharge was filed
Wednesday in the federal court by a
negro named Dan January against
James Patrick,, a prominent Rink in
county farmer. The affidavit alleges
that January was held in Involuntary
servitude, together with his wife and
six children, by L. D. Carter for
about two years; that Carter then
sold him to Patriok for the sum of
91,090, Carter alleging that he owed
Patrick that sum and that Patrick re
fused to release the complaintant
from custody until the debt was can
celled, January charges tnat he was
whipped with a buggy trace until be
was bloody from head to heels by Car
Arrested for Murder.
Roberta Anaslack, a Slavonian liv
ing at Jeddo, Pa., was arrested on
the oharge of being implicated in the
Hazelton barrel mystery Wednesday.
It is alleged that the woman whose
oharred remains were found in a
sewer, is the one who disappeared
from the Anaslack home several
weeks ago. It Is suspected that this
woman aided in her undoing and
death. She bad frequent callers. A
desoriptlon of the victim tallies with
that of the missing woman.
Eaoa Has His Own.
A very wonderful physical endow
ment is the distinctive odor of each
and every member of the animal
world. A dog will trail its master or
mistress through countless multitudes
of men and women. The setter will
cross the trail of rabbits, squirrels,
deer, foxes, grouse, wild turkeys, etc,
without pause of its pursuit of the
quail, The blood hound will track a
murderer hundreds of miles without
losing the scent, though an army may
have crossed the trail._
Divorced from Dead Man.
From Bunyon, Ohio, John P. Long,
a prominent druggist, disappeared
July 30. He was thought to be alive
and his wife was granted a divorce on
September 10. Long was killed by a
train on August 30, buried in the pot
tersfield at Oamden, N. J., and dis
covered through peculiar circum
stances. The body was taken to his
home. A large estate is Involved
through divorce and the $5,000 ali
mony is void.
No Fund tor Triplets.
MrB T, J. Christopher, of Florence,
has written to the governor asking if
there 1b an appropriation for triplets,
She has them. They are five months
old, She ha3 three other children
and is a poor woman. Governor Hey
ward has replied that he has no ap
propriation for this purpose, but will
refer the matter to President Roose
velt, under whoso universal jurisdic
tion such matters come.
LBJSB 27. 1906.
WAGES OF SIN.
Killed a Few Hoars After Being
Married by the
The Murdered Mao Had Wronged a
Young Lady, and Wat Made to
Marry Her, Bat Tried to
Desert Her a Pew
The release of James and Phillip
Strothers Thursday on bond, after
being held by the oronorer's Jury to
answer the charge of killing William
F. By waters, within an hour after
he had married their sister, Viola,
has created a great deal of excitement
at Culpeper, Ya., near wbloh town
all the parties to the terrible tragedy
"The "unwritten" law will be in
volved to dear the brothers. They
forced By waters to marry their sister,
after a confession she made to them,
while the woman was in bed sick. As
BywaterB tried to leave the hcuae, he
was shot down. Mrs. Bywaters ap
peared at the inquest and testified in
behalf of her brothers. The follow
ing if a full account of the.sad trag
W. F. Bywaters, a weli known
man, with a specialty of high jump
ers, a follower of the fox hounds and
popular society man, was killed Sat
urday night a week ago by two boob
of the late Ool, John B. Strothers.
whose sister he had married in the
afternoon. The three men concerned
belong to old families, and the town
has been in a great state of exoite
ment since the tragedy.
.Bywaters had shown attention for
some time to Miss Viola Strothers,
and it was believed by friends that
they would marry. No engagement
was announcjd, however, and the
marriage took place as a surprise.
A week before Mies Strothers went to
Washington on a visit, and was fol
lowed by Bywaters. On her return
the marriage was arranged. Accom
panied by one of her brothers, Bywa
ters rode in from bis resldenoe in the
country and procured a marriage li
cense, the brother giving consent for
Miss Strothers. The two men rode
out to the old Strtohera homestead,
three miles from fie city. The Bev.
J. T. Ware, rector of St. Stephens's
Protestant Episcopal church, was sum
moned, and he married the young
couple at nightfall. Only a few intl
mate friends of the couple knew of
Immediately after the ceremony
the bridegroom and the bride's broth
ers, Phillip and James, who are young
men, had a quarrel. Bywaterci quar
reled with his bride and attempted to
leave the house. The brothers were
appealed to, and after endeavoring to
persuade him that he was in the
wrong they deolared that be must not
leave under any circumstances. By
waters apparently agreed and went
up stairs to his room. There he re
newed his quarrel with bis bride, and,
being determined to leave hei, tried
to escape from the house by jumping
from the roof of the big poroh.
The brothers, who knew the quar
rel had been renewed and feared Buch
an attempt, were waiting for him be
low, and as he came over the piazza
roof they opened fir* on him. Tweive
bullets were fired into his body and he
died almost immediately. The young
men then sent for the sheriff and sur
rendered to him. They were taken
to the prison here and the news spread
over the dty. causing the greatest ex
dtement. When brought before the
ooroner they deolared they had done
the shooting in protection of their
Bywaters was well known among
fox hunting people throughout Vlr
lngla. Bis pack of hounds was per
haps the best. l:nown In the country,
f-v the G-rufton ack of Harry W.
Smith, which defeated the Middlesex
paok in the Amtrloan-Eaglish hound
match in Piedmont Valley abou'u a
year ago was largely drafted from
these dogs. Bywaters also owned a
number of crack orom-oou itry horses,
among them Jubilee, which he sold to
Ccurtland H Smith and which is
now owned by David 6 . ennant, of
Leesburg. A t the Oulpeper, Orange,
and Manassas horse shows he was a
frequent exhibitor, am he had ssned
as judge at many shows
Colonel Strothers, father of the
young widow and uf the young men
concerned, was one of the lead! ig
men of Oulpoi per county in his life
t.mo. He was for many years a
prominent member of the general as
John J. lngalla on Graeu.
Grass is the forgiveness of Nature,
her constant benediction. FiaidB
trampled with batMe, saturated with
blood, torn with the ruts of cannon,
erow green again with grass, and car
nage Is forgotten. Forest decay, har
vests perish, flowers vanish, but grass
is immortal. Sown by the winds, by
wandering birds, it softers the rude
outlines of the world, lc invades the
solitudes of deserts, climbs the inac
cessible slopes of mountains, modifies
climates, and determines tha history,
the character and destiny of nations.
It yields no frui-i In 6arth or air and
yet, should its harvass fall for a single
year, famine would depopulate the
Burned to Death,
Three persons wero burned to death
and two were fatally burned in a fire
at the Senobla apartment house, at
Prospect avenue and Huran street
Buffalo, N. Y,, Wednesday.
KILLED IN WRECK.
RESCUERS BATTLE WITH FIRE
TO SAVE THE INJURED.
8ix Persona Fatally Injured and
Many Hurt in Addition
to Ten Killet.
Ten persons are known to be dead,
six others are fatally Injured and at
least 25 others were hurt in the wreck
of an east bound, accommodation
train on the Minneapolis, St. Paul
Sault Ste Marie Railroad, at Ender
lin, N. D.
The train from Moose Jaw, Canada,
is due at Eaderltn at 11.45 P. M.,
but Wednesday was about two hours
late. The engineer was running at
high speed in an endeavor to make
up the lost time. As he swung a
round a curve just before entering che
yards at Enderlin, a switch engine
was shifting a string of cars to a
side track. The cars did not clear
the main traok and the passenger ?n
glne collided head-on with the switch
engine, both were wrecked and the
passenger oars were thrown in confu
sion down a small embankment at the
side of the traok. Several cf the
day coaches were turned bottom side
up and the passengers pinned beneath
the wreckage, which took Arc from
the car stoves.
The passenger train was heavily
loaded with people going to spend
the holidays. Most of the causal
ties occurred in the smoking oar and
first day ooaoh, both of which were
Eudorlin is the divisional head
quarters of the railroad and a rescue
party was Boon at hand endeavoring
to release the imprisoned passengers
from their perilous position. Many
persons were in imment danger from
the flames which were fast spreading
through the oars. Axes were weild
ed by Trilling hands, and the roof of
the overturned oars were broken open
and the dead and injured taken out
as quickly as possible . It was a race
between the rescuers and the flames,
but by Heroulean efforts all of the in
jured were removed before the flames
Ten dead bodies were taken out and
laid beside the traok while the lnjur
ed were taken in hastily improvised
ambulances to hospitals and hotels.
The dead are:
Oharlep Btokus, Bergen, N. D.
H. J. Voterlng, Anamoose, N. D.
John Satterburg, Anamoose, N. D.
Tony Gleen, Volva, N. D.
D. J, Beresfoid, Medicine Hat, Al
H. Bosenbaum, Volva, IX- D.
W. J. DanielBon, Sheldon, N. D.
A. 0. Anderson, Starbuck, Minn.
One unidentified man.
It is supposed that ehe passenger
train bad made up more of Its lost
time than bad been anticipated by
the crew of the wreot
The engineers and firemen on both
engines leaped and saved their lives.
A Narrow Escape.
A special sent out from Georgetown
Bays: A party of hunters came down
the river from Columbia on a launch
arriving at Georgetown. They ex
perienced an exciting time near the
mouth of the Santee, their pilot hav
ing lost his bearing and tho beat was
allowed to pass the government cut
and came near driffiig out to sea.
The small launch in tow broke If ose
in tho darkness and the larger craft
ran aground, necessitating a long
wait until the tide rose. Shortly
after getting of the sandbar the small
boat was sighted and fortunately re
Noadvi033 have been received by
the War Department regarding the
reported firing on a car conductor by
soldiers at Fort Barranoas, Florida.
The matter, however, Is unofficially
brought to the attention of the de
partment and the commanding effioer
of the fort has been called upon for
informatlcu, Coming so soon after
the affair at Brownsville officers ex
press onagrln at the report of this lat
Did Not Fire into Train.
Officers of the Fort Barrancea army
post Wednesday notified the attorney
of the electrlo oar line that a thorough
investigation would be made, and if
any artillerymen fired into the train
they will be Court martialled. The
soldiers deny that they fired into the
train, and after a thorough exarni?a
Wodnesday by officers of the Pensaco
la Eleotrio Company it was announced
that no bullet holes were found in any
of the cars.
Charged With Counterfeiting.
A special from Anderson says that
H. M. Graham, a leading farmer wzjj
jailed there Wednesday on a chage of
making counterfeit 50 cent pieces.
Some time ago he turned over to the
authorities a counterfeiting outfit,
saying it belonged to a neighbor, and
offered to assist in running this neigh
bor down, but tho officers, after aoaro
l'ul Investigation, concluded that Gra
ham himself was the guilty man.
S. T. Travis, who left Columbia a
wrak ago after cashing two Southern
Express money orders which proved to
be forged, has been arrested in Chat
tanooga, and will come back without
requisition papers. Travis admits
his Identity. His wife has written
here to deny that she was with Trav
is in Atlanta a few days ago, but the
police have information that Travis
was in that city for several days.
Cow Derailed Train.
Passenger Train No 12, Yazoo and
Missiaeippl Valley Railroad, was de
railed at Soutawocd I?l8i. WadnMuay
evening, killing two and cerlously in
juring another. None of the passen
gers were injured. The derailment
was oaused by the engine striking a
$1.00 PKK AUSTUM.
By the Explosion of the Boiler
ofja Steamer on
Fifty Negroes Were on Board and Asoai
Half are Missing. Poor [mite
Men were Killed, the Captain
and His Son Among
OneTof the most disastrous acei.
dents in the history of the Mississippi!
Elver occurred at 11.10 o'clock Wed
nesday morning, when the steamer
W. T. Soovell, plying in the Vicks
bug and.David Bend trade, watt des
troyed by an explosion near Vloks?
burg, Miss. Owing bto the largo
number of negroes on board it is im
possible to ascertain the exact num
ber of the dead and injured, bnt ofll
cerii of the boat who arrived there
stated that no less than ten or more
than sixteeu were killed. The prob
abilities are that a like number wer?
The white dead are as follows:
Capt. John Q lackenboss, master of
the beat, Vickaburg, Miss.
Clerk Wade Q isokenboss, Vicks-=
Lavlll Yerger, cotton seed sales
man, Jackson, Miss.
Clerk Joseph Smith, Yazoo City*
The white injured are:
Tennie Boberw., assistant pilot*
Vloksburg, Miss Injured internally,
John Dougherty, pilot, shoulder
Charles MoKenn, passenger painful
-Butterfleld, slightly Injured in
The number of dead and injured
negroes oannob be stated at this time,
but of a crew and passenger list of
about fifty about half are missing.
The negro dead were oared for at
the place where the accident occurr
ed, as are some of the injured. About
five r" ?ne injured negroes were
brcu4ut to Vloksburg on ihe steamer
Senator Oordill, with the white dead
The accident occurred at Gold
Dust Landing, about seventeen miles
south of Vloksburg.
The story of the accident as told
by J. T. Bruce, the engineer of the
boat, is as follows:
"We were lsug at Gold Dust
Landing taking on a cargo nhen.l
noticed a small quantity of water
oozing through the boiler. I Euapeot
ed that something was wrong and
proceeded to" make an examination.
About this time the Soovell broke her
head line and drifted, so that I did
not ha ?e time to make a thorouga
examination at that moment. As
soon as I got her back to the bank I
cawled on top of the boiler and pro
ceeded .with the investigation. I had
just gotten down from the boiler
when the explosion occurred. The
oatistropbe, I believe, waB due to a
defective boiler plate."
Mr. Bruce was not injured. When
the Oordill arrived at Vioiburg at ft
o'clock, a orowd of several hundred
people met her at the wharf. There -
were anxious inquiries for friends and
relatives, and many tears were shed
when the sad tidings were told. Ow
ing to the heavy loss among the
negroes aboard the landing was
orowded with women and children of
The Injured were taken to the
Vloksburg sanitariums and hospitals
of the oity.
Capt. Q'aaokenboas w&s one of the
oldest and best known residents of
that oity and was well known to
every m >n on the Mississippi Elver.
The steamer Scovell was only recently
purchased by him and ethers for the
Vloksburg and Davis Band trade.
The boat was insured for 96,000.
Wade Q'leckenboss was the son of
United States Consul Jones, at
^alny, is quoted by the San Francisco
Chronicle as saying the Japanese art
carrying out a plan which, if it suc
ceeds will olose A. la as market fox
American wheat and cotton. The
Japanese, he says, are colonizing
Manchuria with she idea of raising
sufficient wheat there to supply the
needs of Asia. In Oorea they are
carrying on elaborate experiments in
cotton raising, It will be some years
before Manohurian wheat or Oorean
cotton will seriously menace the mar
kets for Amerlo&n products.
The JUt?ht Sort.
A Hew York maj lei't 820,000 to be
paid to his wife when she marries
again. That's the kind of man the
women have been waiting for ever
since civilization began and this la
the first time he has shown up;
Many men have left fortuned to their
wives on condition that they remain
ed widows, but nevar to encourage
them to remarry. Now start a guess
ing contest as to how leng it will be
before the newly made widow puts
herself in shape to claim the $20,000
Mrs. M. Jennie Kendall, o! N??han,
N. 0., has been made a deputy sheriff
(the first of her sex to occupy such an
office in the state's history), and her
appointment is an acknowledgment of
her good work as agent of the Wo*
man's Humane scoitty?