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ESTABLISHED IN U
MASS OF RUINS.
Kingston, Jamaica, Destroyed
by Terrible Earthquake.
I1AT?G AND HOEBOB
Coaaeasos of Report is to tbe Effect
That tbe Death List is Eaormsus,
and That Flames Added to
Devastating Work of
Tbe city of Kingston on the island
of Jamaica, vrhieb bad a population of
about nf ?y thousand people, one half
of whom were colored, was devastated
on Monday morning of last week by a
terrible earthquake, whiob was follow
ed by a destructive fire, in which
scores of people were roasted alive.
A dispatch says one terrific shock
that sent buildings tumbling into
plies of blazing ruins, crushing man,
women ana children to death, oomiiag
without an Instant's warning, destroy
ed a groat part of the city of King
From 100 bo 1,000 persons, accord
ing to varying reports, are dead in
the ruin?. Scores,, trapped in th:
? dsbris,' were roasted to death in the
U>nooS that swept ovor the ruined
Four more shocks quickly followed
the first, and then oam?3 a trembling
of the earth that gradually subsided,
but the groat destruction had been
caused by the first shook.
Panic came on the heels of the
earthquake crash. Mobs, freshed by
fear, rushed through the shaking
streets, for the suburbs, unheeding
the cries cf anguish and appeals .for
help from thoite ciushed and dying iin
the blazing rains...
..The military"hospital was among
' the buildings that went down with a
crash. More than thirty soldiers were
buried in the ruins and were ??a?tod
to death in the fire that was soon
spreading through the city. .
The greatest destruction" occurred
in the business section of the oity, the
central part where. business houses
and dwellings alike fell Into piles.
As the greater part of the buildings
r Cf the-city were wooden, the ihre
- .spread with incredible raptdi?y;. "The
fire department was demoralized and
for a,, tim^ngelessV'*$&fafhf8?tLa^
5^ahds of Jobbers' wenPi$JOT
with the flames roaring arootid t'uem,
began pillaging wrecked buildlngc and
homes from whioh the oooupants had
The negro population added to the
wildness of theKoane, as thev seemed
orazed with fear and rushed to and
fro, screaming frantioally and hinder
ing those who had recovered their
wits and sought to aid the injured.
Many had died in the crush of the
tumbling walls, and many others were
killed by being caught in the tangle
of live electrlo wires.
A dispvoh from Kingston on Wed
. nesday said the city w?s still a smoul
dering fire. Everywhere the wounded
are lying in agony. The estimates of
the dead are varying and as high as
?1,000. In the f;anzy that followed
- the horror, tne survivors were crazed
with fear. The soldiers had to beat
the delirious mobs with the butts of
their guns to restore l semblance of
Thieves organized into large bands
- and in looting the principal residences,
resisted the police and troops. Groups
of marauders were shot down by vol
.leys from the military. Many acts of
thrilling heroism marked the rescues.
Scores of women and children were
dragged from burning timbers under
whioh they were pinned. .
The -ttenoh is desoribe? as awful.
There is no fodder for snimals and
famine is Imminent. Money is use
lass. The banks have been burned,
but the vaults are supposed to be safe.
The misery on all sides is lode
aerible. Bloh and poor alike are
homeless. Provisions of all kinds are t
urgently needed. It is impossible to
say where anybody oan be found.
Sir James Ferguson, vice ohalrmsn
of the Royal Mail Steamship Com
pany, is among the killed. The loss
cf life ia very great, but the extot
numbers are not yet known.
The dead are buried under the
smouldering ruins. The mercantile
community suffered most severely,
warehouses falling upon them. Many
professional men are dead or Injured.
The negroes are looting. Ghastly
scenes are being witnessed. All the
Bhops have been destroyed, and all Che
buildings in and around Kingston are
In ruins. Very few of them are safe
to live in.
To Blow Dp School.
With dynamite two young boys
named Hartley and L&waon, it is
alleged, attempted to blow up the
graded eohool building at Iv^nhoe,
Va., last Friday, but their plann were
discovered just in time to prevent
what might have resulted la the
death of two teaohers and nearly 100
school ohildreu. Misse3 Brownie
Miller and Helen Hufford, of Wythe
ville, are teacher In the Bchool. The
accused boys are under arrest. Thtlr
motive has not been learned.
Slok Man Murdered.
News reaches Charlotte, N. o., of
the atrocious murdor of John Stamp
er by his ssopscn, Clinton Weaver, in
the Muddy Creek section of Ashe
County, N. C,, the most remote vil
age of the State. Weaver, while
intoxicated, entered Stamper's room,
where the latter lay seriously 111, and
cut Stamper's throat from ear to ear,
killing him instantly. Weaver was
arrested. The orime was unprovok
Sbe Claims He Had Threatened to
Beut Ber. .
McCully W. Blair, a conductor on
the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens
Riilroad, was shot and killed Thurs
day liternoon a.t his home, at No.
1,610 Marion Etreel "Columbia. H<3
young and handsome wife la held un
der surveillance pending the conclu
sion of the inquiry into the manner
of his death.
It is.understood tbat after he was
shot, and shortly bafore' fcia doath
Biair made a statement} that bis wife
shot Isim, and that the pistol used be
longed tor, parson wfcos3 n?.me the
authorities have cot yet disclosed.
Mrs. Blair admits that the piatrl was
in her band when it was fired, but
she says that.her husband threatened
to beat her, and she warned him cff
with tb? pistol, which was fired in
the sooffie whloh'followed.
The snooting oooured shortly after
2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in tbe
room occupied by.Mr. and Mrs. Blair
at the house where they lived. Bair
was taken to Knowltcn's Infirmary
soon after being'shot, but he died
within thirty .minutes after fceing
moved. He was-shot in the ab
domfua... Tbe neighbors state that
four shots were fired.
Mr*. Blair before her mr.rriage was
Miss Ethel Wade Barring ton, of
Greensboro. Sbe has two small child
ren. She is an exceptionally handsome
i Blair had rtturcfed" from his run
Thursday morning, and was on tb*
streets until afternoon. He has soff
ered greatly from cauosr of the stbm
aoh for some time and sometimes took
opiates to relieve hid pain.
Mrs Blair is now in * state of ner
vous collapse and the physlcis" at
tending her states tnat she oanrot ba
moved to night.
The man to whoni the pistol is sal4
to belong is a pansenger conductor
running bat-wean ,Richmond and Wash
ington by the name of Arms, who was
here some time ago, and vrith whom
Mm. Blair had been friends before
coming to Columbia from North Car
ollna several years ago. She and /Blair
had not lived happily for some time.
Iffi5p5i A LESSON.
President Hoosevelc Cordially Hated
by the Negroes.
Senator Cacmaok gave a very strik'
log description of the President's
position relative to the negro as de
veloped by the Brownsville affair,
when he said, in his speech before the
Senate -Tnnr^day:. ^ITnerej-i^Tin.^rosn
liLthis cauntry toda?/not even the
I Senator from South- Carolina, who is
so universally and bitterly hated by
the negroes, as the man who abolished
the .lndianola postomce and dined
with Booker Washington. All that
he has done for the negro, all the evi
dences of friendship he has shown In
the past, have been utterly forgotten
simply because he has not shown that
sympathy with the oriminal negro
which pervades the negro population
of this country, from one end of it to
the other," The- Charleston Post
says that illustrates forcibly the
character of the negro, which has
been formed so largely by the teach
ings of selfish politicians and narrow
doctrinaires. President Boosevelt ie
learning a lesson now which will be
good for him and good for the whole
oountry and especially good for the
negro. The re^otion of Boosevelt by
tbe negroe3 after all that he has at
tempted to do for them will iacvl-a
bly result in a readjustment of t?s
standards of judgment wbiob the
country will apply to the race. It
will bring the negro to tbe test which
is applied to the white man and he
will then at pear in his true value.
What that may be will depend upon
the negro himself. The day of his
I dwelling upon a plane of artificial ele
vation is about to close, and he must
maintain himself by his cwn merits
Emerson Pound Guilty.
At Anderson last week the j ary in
the case of the state vs. Alien Ener
aon, ohargad with the murder of T.
F. Drake, returned a verdict of guilt?
of murder with recommendation to
mercy Friday night, after deliberat
ing about one hour. The defendant
displayed little if any emotion when
the verdict was read. Thomas Allen
of counsel for the defense gave notice
of intention to apply for a new trial
Emerson, who was a guard on the
county ohaingang, killed T. F. Drake
in the home of the latter on the night
j of the 11th of last August. Emerson
was in the room with one of Drake's
I daughters, end Drake came in the
room on them with his pistol in his
hand. He fired one shot at Emerson,
who fired two shots, the latter killing
Drake instantly. The plea was self
defense. Emerson and the woman had
been intimate for several years, and
Drake bad forbidden Emerson to come
to the house.
A Human Monster.
Reports from Salouan, south of Me
Ulla, where the Moroccan pretender
has his camp, indicata that his follow
ers, since the appearance of the Sul
tan's t?oops at Tangier, are growing
lukewarm, and that an energetic
movement probably would soon finieh
the rebellion which tbe pretender has
been conducting for several years.
Stories of cruelties with whioh he ter
rorized the inhabitants are almost ln
oredible. Those even suspected of
disloyalty have been dragged to Se
louan in chains and subjected to tor
tures. Sometime age a Elebdana sus
pect was bound at tbe moutb of a
cannon and blown to pieces. Another,
who had been obliged to give hospi
tality to a scouting party of El Guab
baa troops was tied to a horse and
rider and at full soned dragged
through the camp and villages as a
BOUGHT TOO MUCH.
The State Dispensary Board to Be
The feature of last week's session
of the legislatuie has been the Chris
-Bensen resolution calling for the ap
pointment cf a commission of _ vo to
investigate at once the doings cf the
present state board of dispensary di
rectors. The resolution was predica
ted upon a letter from Commissioner
Tatum to Senator Christeusen?writ
ten at the request of Mr. Cbristensen
?direoting attention to the fact that
the dispensary is being overstocked
with great quantities of unsalable
goods. The new committee was. ic
pointed because it was feared the old
dispensary committee might be pow
erlees-under the law after the new
legislature convened. It is given con
tempt powers and is authorized to
bold up any claims It deems advisable,
particularly these not proved by orig
inal entries on the books. The houge
amended the resolution by requiring
the committee to report back in ten
day*, whioh amendment was accepted
by tbe senate. The new oommlttee
will therefore be ready to get to work
early next week. In tbe meantime it
is likely that the dispensary fight in
both houses will be held back pending
a report from this oommlttee.
Ti is admitted that if the charges
brought by Commissioner Tafcum'are
.true the members of the board may
be indicted, and a sensational out
come is expected by tbe anti-dispen
SU7 people. Your correspondent was'
told at the state dispensary bookkeep
ing department today, however, that
the resolution would amount to noth
ing; that tbe alarm about the thirty
five oars of whiskev remaining on the
outside for lack of a plaoe to put them
was idle talk. Formerly, it was ex
plained, tbe Riohland distillery's
warehouses were used, the old board
giving an order for several hundred bar
rels, to be shipped, in lots of 25 to 50
barrels ia week. No * that this buli
stuff ia bought oleewhere it accumulat
es in the yard. At any event the report
of the committee will be eagerly anti
Both bouses passsd the resolution
by overwhelming majorities. Only
Senators Blease, McGowan and Tal
bert voted against it in the senate,
and Senator Talbert explained that
he thought enough corruption had al
ready been shown to demonstrate the
nselessness of any more lnvertigatlng.
Had interesting _?e6tlnft in Uolum
The Bar Aaeociatt?n had a most
iiterestinK soaating in Columbia last
week. It was decided to recommend
that tne ea-urv of the chief justlos of
the supreme court be made 86,000 a
year ana tne salaries of the associate
justices ne mane 85,500. There was
much aiBcuss!on on the resolution and
it was generally sgreed that the pres
ent salaries are entirelyyout of keep
ing with the dignity of the offices.
The following is the list of effloers
President?J. H. Hudson.
Vice presidents, one from each jud:
icial olrouit: First T. M. Raysor; seo
ond, Geo. H. Bates; third, T. G. Mo
Lecd; fourth, J. R. CoggePhaU; fifth,
N. G. Evans; sixth, A. L. Gasto_;
seventh, C. P. Sanders; eight, Walter
H. Hunt; ninth, B. H? Rutledge, Jr.,
tenth, R. T. Jaynes.
Secretary?John J. Earle.
Treaauior?W. S. Nelson.
First Distriot?T. M. Raysor,' L S.
Weeks and Robert Lide.
Sacond Distriot?Geo. H. Bates, H.
S. Dowling, J. S. Davis.
Third district?T. G. MoLecd,
Hugh Haynesworth, J. B. McLaugh
Fourth district?J. R. Coggeshall,
Henry Buck. T. W. Bouobier.
Fifth district?N. G. Evapa. W. H.
Sharpe, J. W. Themas.
Sixth district?A. L. Gaston. J. L.
Glenn, J. H. Foster.
Seventh district?O. P. Sanders, V.
E. DePa8s. H. L. Bomar.
Eighth district?Walter H, Hunt,
fi. W. Abies, J. F. Fraser.
Ninth distriot?B H Rutledge,
Jr., B. A. Hagood. J. E. Plnckney.
Tench district?R. T.-Jaynes, T.
J. Mauldin, J. S. McSwain.
Exeoutlve committee?F. Tomp
kins, P. A. Wilcox, J. B. Wlngard,
John J. Earle, W. S. Nelson.
One from each judicial oircuit,
named in order: D. 0. Herbert, T.
G. Croft, Charlton DuRant, W. P.
Pollock, M. L. Smith, T. G. McLeod,
W. S Hall, Jr., D. A. G. Outzj, W.
B. Gruber, E. M. Ruoker. The pres
ident and secretary aie also mom
Foand Dead un Kailroad Track.
Thursday a foroe of section hands
found the body oi a dead negro man
at Saxon, a small station this side-of
Charleston on the Northeastern road.
The dead man was lying near the
track and had a large gash in his head
and his left leg was pretty badly man
gled. Ho was wall dressed but there
was nothing found abous his clothes
by which he could be identified, and
it is not known whether he was killed
by the train or is the victim of foul
F. S. Wbitworth, an operator at
the Southern Exposition Cotton mill,
jus* to the west of Atlanta, was kill
ed in a peculiar manner Friday morn
ing. An 18-inoh section of a largo
iron pulley running at a high speed
flew off with a loud report and sped
straight towards Whitworth, striking
him whore he was standing fifty feet
away. Whitworth died Beveral hours
later, be was 52 years old and leaves
a wife and eight ohlldren.
I. C, THURSDAY, JA2STU
WHO IS FOE?
Unknown Person Has Attempted
to Kill Mother and Son.;
M IRKED FOR DEATH.
Poison, Dynamite and Fire Have Been
Used in Attempts to Annihilate
a South Georgia Family by
Some Secret Enemy
~ Marked for death by an unknown
foe, Mrs, Alice Fateb and her soc.
Allen Futoh, are momentarily expect
ing assassination in their home in the
lower part of ""homfcc county, Ga.,
says a dispatch to the Atlanta Jour
nal. Nine times the hidden-hand of
mysterious, death has been raised
againBt mother and son, poison, dyna
mite and fire failing in eaoh instance
to accomplish its fiendish extioutlon.
Secret servtc^. officers, county offi.
oials, private detectives and the com
bined efforts of: the law, augmented
by sympathetic and zealous friends,
have baen foiled in their strenuous
efforts to detect the man and tbe mo
tive and todav the terror-strickrn and
solo inhabitants of the old Futoh
ho mas tea l are calmly awaiting what
they fear mar bs complete annihila
Recounting their terrible experi
ence, young . Allen Futoh, the son,,
twonty-cne years of age, dramatically
"It is the protection of the Lord
that has saved me and my mother
"Yes, it's providence alone," the
And to those who have watched the
plot, thicken, it seems apparent that
more than human-agencies have been
brought to their assistance to coun
teract the execution.of nine diaboli
cal attempts to take their lives.
"Another attempt will be made
upon the lives of these innocent peo
ple," said Hon. Fondren Mitchell,,
member of the Georgia legislature,
who has been employed as special
counsel to aid the solicitor of Thomas
county in running , the assassin to
For seven months a veritable terror
reign has ruled over the Futoh home.
When the twb^members of the
family were away, poison wo aid be
placed in their food, in the milk and
ev^n In the well; when they were at I
borne they were targets for dynamite
bombs and the assassin's bullets. Go
or stay, their lives have been in peril
sinoe early in last June.
What vicious motive has driven an
enemy to suoh extremes? Ask the
trembling woman, and she only shakes
her head. Ask the young son who re
mains constantly by her side and he
"They haven't an enemy in the
world, made so by an act of their
own," deolares Attorney Mitchell.
"It's all mystery, deep, weird and up
to the present impenetrable. I am
moving heaven and earth to find the
guilty man. Others are doing the
same thing. We all have theories,
but the facts are still beyond our
The population of the lowe^ half of
Thomas county Is busily engaged in
speculating upon this strange case,
and gossip has connected many per
sons with the orlme, in whloh Bo
manoe, Love and Jealousy figure in
sensational human interest, but the
evidence is lacking.
On June 4th, last year, Mrs. Futch
and Allen ware suddenly seizad with
desperate illness. That they were
spared seemed almost miraculous. It
was believed their illness was due to
acute Indigestion. As a matter of faot
they were poisoned.but it wasnotunt 1
the third attempt had been made that
they realized a fiendish plot bad b3en
laid for their assassination. The first
attempt was made by putting either
araenio or rough on rats in the water
bucket and coffee pot.
On JunolOth a second attempt was
made, and this time the mother and
3on wore again in the shadow of death.
On July 5th the chicken at the
noon meal was saturated with poison,
and mother and son again were des
July 10 th tbe assassin returned and
poisoned Mra. Futch.
The condition of Mrs. Futoh grew
constantly more critical, and on July
13 th Dr. Taylor, the family physician,
Rev. T. A. White, the pastor of the
First Baptist ohuroh at Matcalf, and
other friends and relatives were sum
There were twenty-one persons In
the house on this day and none were
spared by the unknown hand that
I aprinkled poison wholesale in the sup
All twenty-one were poisoned.
The physician, called to save Mrs.
4'utch, almost lost his own Ufa, and
the minister was for hours at the
point cf death.
Ouhers, inoludlng friends and ser
vants, were desperately ill, but ail re
On July 23 another attempt was
made and Mrs Futoh, Allen and John
With the arrest of Laura and Ollie
Cunningham, negroes employed on the
Futch estate, the attempts ceased
until January 7th, when the assassin
grow more hold and discarded poison
and resorted to dynamite.
Sunday night, January 76h, the en
emy crawled under the house, bored
holes through the door under the bed
In whloh Allen Futoh was sleeping,
chiseled out a hole with a sharp in
strument and pushed a dynamite
ART 24. 1907.
bomb Into the room, lighted the fuse
Tracks were found in tbe bask yard i
leading to the woods in the rear of j
^he bomb exploded, bot again su
per-human hands seemed to Interpose
and tbe assassin was foilad.
The boombshook the house from eel
lar to garret, hurled Allen Futch
from his bed and set tbe house afire.
"I rushed into Allen's room," said
Mrs. Futch, "and was blinded by the
light and flames. I expected to see
my boy torn Into fragments, but be
was unhurt. We threw water on the
flames and saved the house and then
I was so thankful that we had been
spared, that I threw my arms around
Allen and ofied: "Thank God; Thank
God 1 "
It is taken for gran' 1 by all that
the attempts are too cunning to be
planned by a nr. .
"It is the work of a white man,"
sayB Allen. "Why, when I got myself
together from the shock of the dyna
mite bomb, I rushed out of the house,
shooting, to give the alarm to the
negroes who were Bleeping in the
? "To my astonishment, the dogs
"We have three dogs whloh we
keep in the yard for added protection.
One of the negroes oame running up
about this time and I told him to
hurry to the barn and saddle my
horse, as I wanted to go to Thomas
villa to get the sheriff and blood
"My horse was gone.
"The horse returned about two
hours later and with him came the
The theory advanoed is that the
assassin first went to the barn and
mounted Allen's horse, knowing the
doga \7ould follow tbe horse.
"My dogs will follow tbat horse
day or night, without question or sus
picion " Allen says.
The horse was rlddon about a quar
ter of a mile away, tied and left be
hind, and with him, it is believad,
the dogs waited out in the woods.
Tbe assassin, and tbe tracks in the
newly plowed ground clearly estab
lishes this, returned to the house,
crept under the building cut his hole
through the floor and put the dyna
mite bomb into the room, lighted the
fuse and fled.
Tne bomb exploded at 11.23 o'olook
Sunday night and within ten minuses
the negro secants and tenants on the
plane bad been thoroughly aroused
and were at the home.
"When I found the horse and doge
gone," says Allan, "I ordered one of
the negroas to hurry to a house a
quarter of a mile away, lor more
"In a few minutes the negro oame
tunning back,, badly frightened, fie
told me he had just seen .a. jnan on
my hore riding through the woods.
"This man was, beyond question,
the assaisin, who bad hurried to the
woods where he had left my horse,
mounted it and was escaping. Tracks
the next diy showed the negro's
statement to be true. The horse re
turned alone, with reins gone, in
about two hours.
"Everything oonneoted with Ibis
awful Oase indicates the work to be
tbat of a ounning white man who is
thoroughly familiar with the place;
so familiar, in fact, that he oould
locate the exaot position of' my bed, i
though he was under tbe house."
The ninth attempt was made last
Sunday night, and but for the alert
ness of Night Guard Judson Fewoll,
might have been ancoasaful.
I FIRED TO KILL HIJI.
Guard Fewell wont on' duty last
Sunday night at dark. Mrs. Futoh
and Allen were in the house, with
shotguns and revolvers in reach.
"1 had a prs3antment," says^Mrs.
Futoh, "that there would be trouble,
and I told Judson to watch every
thing and investigate the least noise.
I told him not to shoot an7?ne com
lng in at the front gata, as John
might ba coming hnme."
Shortly after 8 o'clock Fewell
heard a noise.
He was in tbe rear of- the bouse at
tbe time, but qu'.ckly crawled over
the deep sand on his all fours, to the
He heard the latch of the gate
drop into its sooket and then was
silhouetted the form of a man,
whether white or black Fewell did
not know, in the darkness.
"I orled to him to 'Halt!' but he
turned and sprang behind a tree,"
says Fewell. "The next moment he
started to run, and 1 tired point
blank and I fired to kill, but missed
the man as it was dark. He got
away, but we followed his tracks into
the woods for some distance."
Since Sunday night tbe house has
been constantly guarded, day and
Tried Htm Twice.
At Danville. Va., in the Corpora
tion court Monday Bettie L. -Boswell
was granted an absolute divorce from
her husband, John L. Boawell, on tbe
grounds of oruel treatment and un
faithfulness. This makes the second
time Mrs. Boswell was granted a di
vorce. Saveral years after the first
decree she married Boswell upon his
promise to do better, but after a few
months it was tbe same old story
again, she alleged.
Ansel's fr'jrst Appointment.
The first appointment made bj
Governor Martin F. Ansel wa8 that
of John S. Larimer, of Greenville, as
chief constable o? the State constabu
lary to sucoeed U. B. Hammett, whe
resigned some time ago to accept a
position in the internal revenue ser
Governor Ansel transmitted to the
senate the resignation of Judge B. 0.
Purdy on Wednesday and asked that
provision be made for the election, of
hlB successor in the joint asiembly.
Mr. John Mooie, Shoe by Unknown
Passengers of the Augusta Southern
road, returning from Eeysviile Th?rs- j
day afternoon, brought the news to
Augusta of the mysterious murder of
Mr. John Moore, a young white man
of high standing of that town, who
is well known in that olty. An in
quest was held over the body, and
osath was attributed to a pistol
wound made by unknown party or
It appears tbat Wednesday after
noon Messrs. Thomas Mooro and John
Moore went to a place about eighs
miles from Eeysviile to procure a
cow. Returning, _be elder of tbe two
brotners led tbe cow, and tbe young
er man drove the horse. It was agreed
that he should make a number of
stops and then wait for the one with
tbe cow at a certain point.
When Mr. Thomas Moore arrived
at the designated place he did not find
his brother, bo continued on his way
to Eeysviile. Friday night the young
man did not make bis appearance and
his relatives grew apprehensive lest
he had happened to a serious accident
When morning came and he did not
come, a searching party was sent out
for him. . .
Late Friday afternoon the search
ers came upon the body of the yuung
man on a little-used road, about three
miles from Eaysvllle; the horse tied
to a bush. Tne body was lying almost
under the horse's feet and an exami
nation disclosed the faot that a pistol
ball bad penotrated the temple, pro
Mr. Moore ii supposed to have been
killed by one of a orowd of negroes,
who it is known cherished an ill
feeling against tbe young man.?Au
How the Senate and House Stands
The Florence Times says dispensary
legislation is coming it could not be
brought in at the very outset of the
aesdlon, as muoh as the people of tbe
state might have wished to see it, bat
it will be in good and strong from
now on, each faotion will have bills
and there will be an endless variety of
measures proposed nnless the various
factions that agree most nearly get
together and condense their views
into some measure that will suit lev
eral phases of the question. All re
cognize that the people of the state
'den^d a Teformation rjf~*_si_8 raft*
the surroundiotf of the state dispen
sary if oonduoted with suoh safe*
guards and restrictions as will lifo it
above reasonable r proaoh,
It is generally conceded that the
senate has a narrow majority for the
state dispensary, and that tbe house
is ahout evenly divided, but both
sides ol&im a majority. It is admit
ted that tue anti-dlBpensaiy faction
has a smaller vote this year than they
had last year, and the dispensary men
claim that the current is tending
again their way now tbat the people
have registered their protest, but the
responsibility is on them to meet the
criticism of tbe system with reforms
that oannot be doubted,
It is hard to see that the recent
ensatlons created by tue oharge that
the directors had overloaded the state
with liquor in view of their going out
of offloa and tbe very positive declara
tions of the governor eleot have bad
any effect on the representatives
Each man stands just where ho stood
before. The house passed a resolution
ordering the directors to suspend or
ders for liquor until after the meeting
of the assembly which was nothing in
the world, but a slap, considered gen
erally as inadvlsed, at the board.
They have ordered all that tin y in
tend to order and if .hey have erred
in the matter the way to treat them,
It is held, would have been to elect
somebody else to their places if the
institution is continued, which is
most probably with the senate in its
Robert E. Lee.
Born Westmoreland county, Vir
ginia, January, 1807.
Son of "Light Horse Harry" L3e.
Entered West Point 1825, appoint
ed by Gen. Andrew Jackson.
Graduated 1829, second in bis olaas.
Seoond lieutenant in engineering
corps till 1834.
Married 1831, Mary Rmdolph Gus
to, granddaughter of Martha Wash
Promoted to captain and staff of
At battles of Vara Cruz, Osrro
Gordo, Oherubusco and Ohapultepee
in Mexican war, earning promotions.
Appointed superintendent of West
Lieutenant colonel of cavalry in
Texas Indian campaigns. Suppress
ed John Brown'a raid in 1859,
Rejected command of United States
army In 1861.
Beoame brigadier general in Con
federate army, 1861.
Given direction of the Confederate
military operations in M*rch, 1862.
Surrendered with his army to Gen
eral Grant at Appomattox April 9,
Installed as president of Washing
ton college, Lsxlngtoc, V*., 1865.
Died O:tober 12, 1870.
Dr. James Woodrow, scientist, ed
aoatox, thcolo^ician, publicist, bank
er and business man, died in Colum
bia Thursday morulag after a linger
ing Illness. He was born in Carlisle,
England, on May 30,1828, being a son
of a Scotch clergyman. His parents
came to Canada in 1836 and to the
United States in 1837.
$1.00 PEH A^N?M.
WENT TO STEAL
Lead Pipe But Met Death in a>
THE COItPSE FOUND,
Tbe Negro Evidently Intended to Steal
Lead Pipe, Lott His Balance in j
tbe Darknens and Was Drown*
ed. Woman Fled When
Tbo Charleston Post teita of & grue
some find In that city. It says ton
bady of William Campbell, a negro
forty-fite years of age, i w lite washer
and thief by occupation, was found In
the oiatern of an empty house, No.
339 Eist Bay sl:eat. Wednesday
morning by W , B. Murray, an old col*
ored man. e
Indications are that Campbell was
going down into the cistern to steal
lead pips, found the water of a great
er depth than he thought, lost hie
head, ~nd was drowned in the terrible
darkm -3 of the death trap. The water
in the o'stern wwover five f set in
depth. Campbell's height was not
much more than this. There is no
suspioion of foul play in the deith of
Old man Murray, who has worked
thirty days for Mr. T. G, Main, tha
owner of the house where Campbell
cams to his mlsorabla end, was In
charge of whitewashere and cleaners
putting this house into condition for
renting. He found the door leading
into the niaz%i of the house open, and
later discovered that the cistern cover
was off. He nearly fell into the hole
.himself, as the room where the cis
tern is, was dark. Murray only saved
himself by ollngingon to the door
knob which he held by a lucky chance.
Of course the old man was lnate
over tha carelessness as he thought of
the women or men under him in leav
ing the door open, and the cistern
cover off. They all denied knowledge
of Then he took the depth of the
water with s.n eve to cleaning the cis
tern cut. Bown went tbe place of
goard he usad. He oame in contact
with something soft. The thing felt
like ? body.
Old man Murray was frightened he
pulled the board out of the water,
drove a nail into one end, and pushed
-down again. He told the excited wo
men about him/to stand back, while
be pulled a heavy thing up. A wcoly
head appealed, and further exertion
showed the body of William Camp
bell. The women fled screaming. Old
Murray shook like a leaf, and palled
The find was reported to the coro
ner and the police. Deputy Coroner
Oonnelley with Policeman Duncan und
Zsaly pulled the body out of the oil
tern, and it was sent to the hospital.
Joseph Perry, who was seen with
Campbell Wednesday at the house was
arrested a? a witne3s.
From w!oat could be learned it was
evident that Campbell was trying to
steal the lead of the cistern pump.
He had already made way with the
outside part of the pine. Murray said,
and yesterday the pump and zinc
about the chimney of the house were
stolen. Campbell must have return
ed to the house Wednesday nlignt.
and making his way through the
room leading to the passage way be
tween the front part of the house and
the kitchen, tried to get into the cia
tcrn. In the darkness he lifted the
pieces of board and heavy atone from
over the cistern, squeezed through tha
narrow hole, and dropped into chilly
water almost over his head. The in
quest into his death waa held tLi?
afternoon at three o'clock at Rjper
The lead for which the negro gavi)
his life would have brought him a few
cents from a 1unk dealer.
Mike 3mlth and his Bon Charles, It
years old, have been arrestod'anl will
be tried for murder nett week at
Troy, N. O, on the charge of killing
Milton Bunnell, a Confederate vetejL~
an, for his money last week. BunniU
called at the home of the Smiths and
exhibited some gold coins. When he
started home the Smiths, according to
the son's story, planned to lrJll and rob)
him. They followed Bunnell and
when they oaught up with him .Char
les Smith struck him with an axe.
They then ri Aid Bunnell's pockets and
placed the body an the railroad track,
where a train ran over it. Mike Smith
denies participation in the crime.
A dispatch from Noafolk, Vs., says
nine victims?seven children and two
policemen?bitten Saturday by a sup*
possd mad dog, whose brain, after a
mlaoroplo examination, has been pro
nounced by the government medical
experts at Washington to nave shown,
3lgns of rabies, are now in Richmond
for Pasteur treatment, having been,
sent hence at a cost of SI,200 which
will be defrayed by public auoscrlp
tion now baing raised in Norfolk. The
last Bit victima, children ranging
from four to eleven years, were sent
to Blobmond this morning, this other
children having gone on befo:re as a*
For U'ree Distribution.
So much interest has; been shown ^1
In the Williamson method of growjiH
log corn tbat the E ?i.waa: 1^ nihzjffl
company of Charleston hi? k^(t^njjffl
a booklet, giving the fln??
tall, and is sending thisjgj^rdfl
for distributions, and will bo j
send a copy to anyone wbotjJH
for it and will drop a PDStsJflH