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ESTABLISHED IN 18
Secretary Of War Seldom In His
ROUND THE CIRCLE
Cobwebs Aernmnlute o? Official Door
While Private Business Receives
First Aid?The Prospective Presi
dential Candidates. Tariff on Wood
Pulfl and the Price of Print Paper.
By WILLIS J. ABBOT.
Secretary Taft, who has been seen
very little about the war department.
Is onca again making a long jour
ney. Ostensibly the trip is simply a
visit to Panama. Why the secretary is
needed there is not known. We have
five commissioners paid $12.000 a year
each to attend to the work there being
done. Of course, if it is absolutely nec
essary to add to this galaxy of talent
the secretary of war of the United
j States, nobody must question the fact.
Yet It would seem that if the commis
sioners, who have been described as
the most brilliant able, hardworking
officials in public service, are not able
to handle the work on the isthmus
without monthly visits frjm Taft there
must be something wrong with their
methods or their energy. Mr. Taft went
to the isthmus on the cruiser Prairie.
When he comes back he will be landed
either at Pensacola or at Charleston.
, It is apparent the place ox' landing de
pends upon the political needs of the
moment. From hi? landing place he
will make another stumping tour
through the south. In the meantime
the cobwebs grow over the office of the
secretary of war.
Mr. Taft'? Travels.
In the last year Secretary Taft has
seldom been in his office three days in
succession. There is hardly any spot
on the civilized or even the uncivilized
world that he has not visited. Other
candidates for the presidency," like
Speaker Cannon, Senator Knox and
Seuator La Follette and ,Vice President
Fairbanks, have refused to accept any
Invitations to speak outside of Wash
ington while congress is in session;
But Secertary Taft, holding an office
which should demand all his time, Is
never seen In that office and finds ex
cuses to travel r.U over the world.
A humorous representative in con
gress on reading the statement that
Taft would neither attend to his duties
nor resign suggested a ?artoon showing
Mr. Taft looking contemplatively upon
the cobwebbed door of the secretary
of war's office and under it.these lines
Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see.
My heart untraveled fondly turns to thee.
In six months Mr. Taft has hardly
l>een in his office one week at a time.
Here is a summary gathered by a
Washington newspaper which is worth
March 10.New Tork
March 18..'...New Haven
March 30 to April 30.West Indies
May 3.Dayton. O.
May 7.Jamestown exposition
May 25 to June 1.St. Louis
June 8 to 21.South Dakota and Kansas
July 4 to Aug. 10.Murray Bay. Canada
Aug. IS to Dec. 21.Around the world
Dec. 24.Cincinnati, O.
Jan. 10.v..Xew York
Feb. 7 to 15.Michigan and Missouri
Feb. 26...New Ensland
March 14...New England and New Jersey
March 31.Nebraska and Ohio
April 18.New York
That is the record. It is official, and
it is fair that It should be set forth
in order that the American people, who
pay the salary of Mr. Taft and the
expenses of his department, who are
daily impressed with the idea that the
ability of the secretary of war is so
great that the department could not
proceed without his direction, should
be given just a notion of how much
time William H. Taft, secretary of
war. has been giving to the depart
ment of which he is the nominal head
and how much to the globe trotting
and the political stump speaking of
which he seems to be so fond.
The Political Antagonists.
It might as well be understood that
the candidates for tho presidency be
fore the American people this year
are going to l>e on the Republican side
Mr. William H. Tai1-, secretary of war,
and on the Democratic side Mr. Wil
liam J. Bryan, a man who ^as no pub
lic office whatsoever. Of course there
is much outcry about antagonism to
Taft. There are men opposed to him;
there are contesting delegations go
ing to Chicago to destroy; there are at
tacks made upon him in the United
States senate and house of represent
atives. But. after all, politicians in
Washington recognize the fact that he
will Ik' nominated, in his own party
other men are mentioned. Speaker j
Cannon has bis state, with fifty-four
votes; Senator La Follette has his
state; Vice President Fairbanks has
his state. But not. oue of theni all has
one single vote outside of bis own
IKditlcal bailiwick?that is to say, out
side of his own state. Secretary Taft
has picked up all the delegates in the
south and in the middle west and
stands today as the leading candidate.
So it seems fair to say that Taft is
certain to be the Republican nominee.
Now, on the other side, in the Demo
erotic parry Mr. William J. Bryan, has
Instructed for him 20S delegates. More
over, there are eight delegates from
Rhode Island who, though not In
structed, are for him?are Bryan men.
The only other instructed delegates
come from Delaware. They number
six and are instructed for Judge Gray.
So far Bryan, with 20S, and Gray, with
six, are the only candidates that have
been mentioued in Democratic conven
In the Pennsylvania eonlest fifty-one
out of sixty-four delegates were curried
for Bryan. As not all newspaper read
ers understand methods., It may be
stated here that a delegation to a na
tional convention is elected by congres
sional district conventions. Of these
there are thirty In Pennsylvania; The
thirty district conventions elect sixty
delegates to Denver. They have elect
ed fifty-one delegates for Bryan. The
state convention is yet to be held, and
It has the power of electing four dele
gates at large, but it is yet to be de
termined whether they will not be out
and out Bryan delegates. If the voters
of the state of Pennsylvania have been
able to elect so enormous a majority of
the district eommitreemen to Denver, It
will l>e curious if the state convention
shall not be responsive to the will of
Tho Two Conventions.
The time of the two conventions. Re
publican and Democratic, is drawing
near. Both will be interesting; both
will be worth while seeing. There can
be no better education for a youug
man in American politics than to at
tend either one. There is always a
feeling that the stranger cannot get n
ticket to the convention. I have bad
some experience regarding this matter,
and it is unquestionably true that the
stranger without a "pull" has hard
chances of getting a ticket to the first
day's session. After that tickets are
easily obtained, and there are no meet
ings of any sort that give so clear an
illustration of the American system of
government as these national conven
tions, whether it the Repuhlk'an or
the Democratic convention. The man
vho Is fortunate enough to go to one
of these conventions need not think of
the house of representatives or the sen
ate. He finds In the convention the en
thusiasm, the devotion and the purpose
which control, at the last,- American
government. He does not find a man
with a gavel controlling the delegates,
but he sees in both the Democratic and
the Republican conventions true democ
racy, fair debate and thorough discus
sion of every poIBjfealsed.
Illinois In the Bryan Column.
The latest state to declare . itself lor
Bryan In eonven-ion was Iilinois., It
has instructed for the Nehrnskan and
directed Its delegates to us all honor
able means to secure his nomination.
While It is entirely true that there
have l>ecn some factional auiagonisins
In the state, the action of this conven
tion has quieted them all. The Illinois
delegation Is and will be a Bryan dele
gation at Denver. It will cast fifty
four votes lu the national convention
and will be a very considerable factor
in determining the action of that con
The Democratic state conventions
are coming slowly, but .North Dako
ta, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Il
linois and Indiana have already in
structed for Mr. Bryan.
And if you look at the east, the state
of Massachusetts has been carried ab
solutely by the Bryan element. Mas
sachusetts will send an instructed dele
gation. Democrats throughout the
United States might asWell figure now
that the convention is going to be con
trolled by the friends of Mr. Bryan
and that the nomination will-be made
within the first three ballots.
Publishers and Politics.
The committee of newspaper pub
lishers recently iu Washington found
themselves treated with scant courtesy
by the committee appointed to coDfider
their demand for the repeal of the
duty on wood pulp and on print paper.
I have talked at some length with a
member of this committee. What puz
zles him is that when the publishers
and owners of newspapers, of whom
he Is one, reached Washington they
found that 6lx congressmen, no one of
whom was a newspaper owner, had
mo?%knowledge of the paper business
than anybody, except the purchasers of
print paper for a newspaper, could pos
sibly have. This might be indicative
of extraordinary intelligence on the
part of the congressmen on the com
mittee, headed by Mr. Mann of Illi
nois. But there seems to be a general
feeling that it is more Indicative of the.
fact that there was some quiet influ
ence at work to put the committee In
a position of antagonism to the mem
bers of the Newspaper Publishers' as
sociation who addressed it.
Of course the committee, being Re
publican, did not wish the question of
the tariff reopened through the demand
of the newspaper publishers for free
paper and free pulp. That is a matter
But here is auother suggestion which
has been made in Washington and
which Is not without its plausibility.
The papers that are suffering from
this wood puli) tariff are the oue cent
papers of large circulation, usually
Democratic. The suggestion is made
that such papers as John R. McLean's
Cincinnati Enquirer, ." cents a copy,
aud bis Washington Post at ? cents a
copy, the New York Herald at I! cents
a copy, the New York Sun at 2 cents,
and its annex, the Chicago Inter Ocean,
whosp editor is very close to Congress
man Mann, may possibly be furnishing
to the committee considering the paper
trust situation their information. This,
at any rute, is the story that comes to
me. and it may be worth consideration
by the people. Either there must he a
reduction in the price of print paper or
the readers of newspapers will have to
pay 2 cents where they now pay 1.
Washington, D. C.
Killed by a Rooster.
Max Crockett. Jr., fifteen years
old died Wednesday at Lewisburg of
a wound inflicted by a rooster.
The South Carolina Democracy!
Will Vote For Him/
THE DETAILED VOTE.
[A Majority of the Delegates to the
State Convention Instructed to Vote
for Instructed Delegates to the
National Democratic Convention I
Who Will Vote for the Great Com
There will be 332 members of the
State convention, two for each of the
42 senators and two for each of the
124 representatives. Of these 332
there are 170 who are instructed by
their county conventions to vote for]
delegates to the national convention
who will support Win. J. Bryan for)
the presidency. This is a majority
of S. definitely instructed.
The Columbia State says of the
162 delegates from counties which
have not instructed delegates, there
are quite a number who will vote
to instruct for Bryan. In some coun
ties the matter was not brought up I
at all, in other counties resolutions!
of endorsement for Bryan were adopt
ed, but the delegation to the StateI
convention were not instructed. In [
Richland, for instance, the conven
tion took no action, and these 10
votes are placed in the uninstructed
column, although it is known that
five and probably more of the ten will
vote for an instructed delegation.
Ex-Gov. D. C. Heyward jaid that |
he will go to the St&t? I emncratic
convention a Bryan man. He is not
entirely wedded to the idea of in
structing the delegates to denver, but
he does believe in endorsing most
heartily Mr. Bryan's career.
Gen. Wilie Jones, who is a candi
date to go to Denver, is outspoken
for Bryan. Both Gen. Jones and Gov.
Heyward have attended national con
ventions before. Therefore it appears
that the majority elected from Rich
and county will favor endorsing
Bryan, the county convention having
failed to instruct the delegates one
way or the others, resolutions on i
both sides being tabled simultaneous-)
There was a strong Bryan senti
ment in Barnwell, and Chester, and
Williamsburg, Lexington endorsed
Bryan. Nothing has been heard from
Georgetown and these counties, there
fore, are put in the uninstruoted col
umn, although as a matter of fact
there are perhaps a score of the 1C2
which may be counted upon for in
struction and a few others may bei
hissed as "doubtful." but are classi
fied as "uninstructed" in order to err |
on the side of liberty.
\hbeville.'. ? 8
berokee.. .'.. C
Greenville.: ? ? 12
RG, S. C. FEI DAY. MA
A MODERN MILES STANDISH.
WILL FIGHT PLAGUE.
PHYSICIANS WHO WILL WAGE
WAR ON TUBERCULOSIS.
Names of the Physicians hi Each
Connty Who Will Look After the
Dr. Walter Cheyiie. the very effi
cient and popular secretary of the
South Carolina Medical association,
has made public the names of the
physicians, one from each county in
this State, constituting the committee
on formation of the Anti-Tuberculosis
league of the State Medical associa
tion. This league is the authoritative
and professional organization which
will take the necessary steps to sun
press the spread of tuberculosis in,
Each of the physicians below nam
ed, who have been appointed by Dr.
John L Dawson, the chairman, under
authority in him vested by the State
Medical association, will supervise
the proper organization in each coun -
ty under scientific and professional
supervision as the representatives of
the State Medical association.
Committee on formation: Dr. John
L. Dawson, chairman: Dr. C. A.
Neufer, Abbeville; Dr. W. A. Nardin,
Jr., Anderson; Dr. FMlmore Moore;
Alken; Dr. T. T. Clckley, Bamberg;
Dr. R. C. Kirkland; Barn well; Dr.
W. R. Eve, Beaufort; Dr. B. B. Steed
ly, Cherokee: Dr. Frank Lander.
Chester; Dr. T. E. Wannamaker, Jr.,
Chesterfield'; Dr. W. M. Brooking
ton? Clarendon; Dr. W. A. Kirby,
Colleton; Dr. William Eggleston,
Darlington; Dr. F. Julian Carroll,
Dorchester; Dr. R. A. Marsh, Edge
field; Dr. Samuel Lindsay, Fairfield;
Dr. B. G. Gregg, Florence; Dr. W. M.
Gaillard, Georgetown; Dr. Davis Fur
man, Greenville; Dr. C P Neal, Green
wood; Dr. C. A. Rush, Hampton; Dr.
J. A. Norlan. Horry; Dr. J. W. Cor
bett, Kershaw; Dr. T. L. W. Bailey,
Laurens; Dr. C. W. Harris, Lee; Dr.
C W. Barron, Lexington; Dr. A. M.
Brailsford, Marion; Dr. W. J. Cross
land, Marlboro; Dr. P. C. Ellison,
Newberry; Dr. A. E. Hines, Seneca;
Dr. L. C Shecut, Orangeburg; Dr.]
W. A. Tripp, Pickens; Dr. A. Earle
Boozer, Richland; Dr. E. B. Frontis,
Saluda; Dr. G. A. Bunch, Spantan
burg; Dr. L. M. Parlor, Sumter, Dr.
D. H. Montgomery, Union; Dr. Y. B.
Durant. Williamsburg; Dr. R. A.
Calhoun county committeeman yet
to be named.
Perhaps the most important work
done by the State Medical association
at its last meeting was the inaugura
tion of this systematic and intelligent
warfare against tuberculosis. While
nothing has as yet been actually ac
complished beyond the preliminary
steps toward organization, neverthe
less the fact that the physicians of
this State have agreed tu go into a
campaign of education in which the
?nasses of the people arc m receive
free instruction in the methods oi'
preventing the. spread of this dread
disease will be received with grati
tude and unusual interest by the
people of this entire State.
Laureus . . .
Lexington . .
Marlboro. . .
Marion . .
Newberry . .
Richland. . .
Lr 8, 1908.
?Kessler in St. Louis Republic.
New York Banquet Where Whites
Dined With Negroes.
WILL HURT BLACKS
Says the Senate, Who Declares the
Incident Makes Progress Toward
Inevitable Catastrophe. He Asserts
that Northern Feeling Differs Veiy
Little in the Race Question From
Senator Tillman gave on last Fri
day to a representative of the Atlan
ta Journal a ringing interview in
which he spoke In his c?aracteristic
fashion of a banquet recently given
'in New York and attended by white
and negro men and women, who sat
side by side at the banquet tables.
Senator Tillman was severe in his
condemnation of the banquets, and
stated that the speeches made were
not for New Yorkrs, but specially for
southern consumption as was indicat
ed by some of the orators of the oc
The story of the banquet which
evoked the sentiments expressed by
Senator Tillman appeared recently in
the Washington Post, the Philadel
phia Telegraph and the Washington
Times, and all the eastern and west
ern dailies. The entertainment was
given under the auspices of the Cos
mopolitan society of New York. White
women were sandwiched between ne
gro men, and listened to speeches by
negroes which advocated intermarri
age as a solution of the race problem.
Some of those present were Harold
G. Villard, editor of the New York
Evening Post; William H. Ferris, a
negro graduate of Harvard; "Cap
tain" H. A. Thompson, a negro who
said he was a poldier at San Juan
Hill; Miss Mary W. Ovington, a
white woman prominent In settlement
work in Brooklyn, who sat between
two negro men, and Edward C. Walk
er, president of the Sunrise Club,
which sanctioned the recent "af
finity" idea of F. P. Earle, who took
a notion to quit his wife for another
woman he liked better and whom he
designated as his "affinity."
Such ideas Senator Tillman stated
that the south would forever resist, at
every hazard. He said that the best
way to eliminate the suggestion of
social equality was to remove politi
cal quality, and that the best way to
do this is by the repeal of the fifteen
th amendment and the modification of
the fourteenth. This not having
been done, it was pointed out that
the states of the black belt, with the
single exception of Georgia, bad taken
legal steps to disfranchise large num
bers of negroes, and that it was the
duty of Georgians to join her sister
states by the passage of a similar
"My views on the nice problem,"
says Senator Tillman. "are so well
known, by reason of the great num
ber of lectures I have delivered on
the subject, thai I do noi know that
ii is worth while to discuss this lat
est phase of it. But this nncident,
(rival in itself, only marks the rapid
progress we are making toward the
inevitable catastrophe. I have con
tended for years that existing condi
tions can inevitable have but one end
?bloody race conflicts.
?'This banquet, or dinner, or what
ever you call it, at which a few
fanatics like Villard and other white
men of that ilk, had drummed up a
lot of denegrade or lunatic white wo
men, to illustrate their practice of
social equality and launched the pro
paganda of amalgamation between
the race, will do no harm in New
York, and it was not intended to
affect conditions there. It was de
signed for southern consumption and
to affect the south. For instance, Dr.
Ferris, the colored Harvard graduate,
emphasized this, when he said:
" 'This means more to the negro
of the black belt of the north.' The
incident is a revival of the old scheme
of those radicals who, with Thad
Stevens and Charles Sumner, caused
the re-construction ~ devlltaj- in the
south in '68. That Stevens practiced
miscegnation, and Charles Sumner
endorsed it, and nothing but the im
perial manhood of the southern white
people?men and women alike?sav
ed our civilization then.
"The negro newspapers throughout
the country will publish and send
broadcast over the south this story
of black men and white women sitting
down to diuner, with what results I
need not. say. Roosevelt's luncheon
with Broker Washington caused un
told mischief, and, as onr of these
speakers said, 'conditions are going
to get worse hi the south before Lhev
get better.' When the colored people,
get educated, th whites in the South
will have to recognize them.' Closing
his statement with assertion that' 'de
portation is impossible, then it must
be amalgomation and education.
"A few statistics will indicate what
this means, South Carolina has 225,
000 more negroes than whites; Mis
sissippi, 265,000 more negroes than
whites, and the six southern stales of
South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
Florda, Mississippi and Louisiana,
constituting the black belt, have 30.
000 more negroes than whites. War
own slate of Georgia has over 1.000,
000 negroes and less than 200,000
"If this program of the Vi! lards'
should he carried out, the future trav
eler through the heart of the Confed-1
racy, when the mixing of the races
has been completed, could discover j
nothing here except mulattoes, or
even a darker admixture. It is need
less to say t hat this will never occur,
because, if deportation is Impossible,
the destruction of the black race is
not. And those who sow the wind,
may live to reap the whirlwind.
"I know better than any other
souhern man for I have tested it,
that the northern feeling on this
question differs very little from our
own. And if the Republican natio
al convention shall adopt the Ohio
program of reducing southern repre
sentation it would be the duty of the
Democratic convention to meet it
with a plank declaring 'this is a
white man's country and white men
must govern it.' "
In answer to the question whether
such a plank would gain us votes in
the North, Senator Tillman said "if
the Republicans should press the
issue, I have no earthly doubt of it.
Southern men would only have to go
among the northern people and dis
cuss the question as I have done,
boldly* and frankly. No Republican
speaker can meet the arguments and
facts that can be presented, and the
feeling of cas*ce, race sur>erlc-ity is as
indelibly fixed there as here. -The
question 'never will se settled
until the North shall agree to the re
peal of the fifteenth amendment and
modification of the fourteenth, so
to set at rest once for all the negro's
aspirations social equality, by taking
from him political equality, or leav
ing it to each state to settle."
When asked if the action of South
Carolina in regard to negro suffrage
was unanimous Senator Tillman said
"in a manner yes, and then again, no,
because there was considerable dis
cussion and threats in certain quar
ters of mobilizing the negro vote
and controlling the state constitution
al convention by those who claimed
to be the guardians of vested interest
and corporations. If you should ev
er have a death grapple in Georgia I
along these lines and your negroes
are not disfranchised, you can readily
understand how many thousands of
them would have their taxes paid so
that their votes could be used at the
"It is well understood now by a
great many northern people that the
negroes are the balance of power in
many northern and border Btates,
such as New York, New Jersey, Del
aware^ Maryland, Kentucky, West
Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and
Kansas, and there is intense bitter
ness of feeling in Washington because
of the impending control of the nat
ional Republican convention by ne
gro delegates from the South, who,
said to me, can deliver no electoral
votes, but will nominate a man for
the safe Republican states to elect.
"The South, and least of all Geor
gia, cannot afford to yield one inch
or father in this conflict. Our civili
zation, and everything which makes
lfe worth living, depends on it. And
all other issues sink into insignifi
cance in comparison.
TRAGEDY IN GEORGIA.
Two Young Men Shot and Killed
A dispatch from Eastman, Ca.,
says Tom Spiers shot and killed Os
car Stuckey Wednesday afternoon
about, dark. Tt seems from reports
that an altercation arose over some
work on the farm of Mr. J. S. Stuck
ey. which resulted in Spiers shooting
and killing the young men. The
Stuckeys are among the best families
in Dodge County, being highly re
spected and esteemed as quiet and
law abiding citizens. The com
munity is very much wrought up
over the affair. A deputy sheriff and
posse left for the scene of the kill
Texas For Bryan.
Texas decided by a large majori
ty in the primary election on Tues
day to send a solid Bryan delega
tion to the National Democratic con
81.50 PER ASnS~?M.
TALE OF HORROR
Eleven Bodies Found Buried in
HAD BEEN MURDERED.
Anxiety of John Helgelein Over Dis
appearance of His Brother Leads
to Discover}- of Murdered Bodies
of Two Men, a Woman juid Two
Children in Yawl of Woman Re
cently Burned to Death.
A dispatch from Laparte, Ind., s?/s
one of the most grewscme murder
mysteries ever unearthed in that sec
tion of the country came to light
Tuesday when the bodies of five per
sons, all of Urem murdered, were
found in the yard in the home of
Mrs. Belle Gunness, who, wittr three
of her children was burned to death,
on the night of April 28: ?,
So far only two of the bodies have
been identified. These are Andrew
Helelee, who came to that city front
Aberdeen, S. D., for the purpose of
marrying Mrs. Gunness, whose ac
quaintance he had made through a
matrimonial bureau. Tht other is
that of Jennie Olson GunneSs, a-Chi
cago girl, who had been adopted by
Mrs. Gunness. She disappeared in
September, 1906, and it was said had
gone to Los Angeles to attend school.
The other bodies were those of a.
man and two children, apparently 13
The body of Helgenein was dis
membered and the arms, legs, trunk
and head were buried in different
parts of th yard. It is believed by
the authorities that Guy Lamphere,
who has been under arrest since the
burning of the Gunness home, on
the charge of murdering Mrs. Gun
ness and her family, committed the
Helgelein crime, Lamphere is a car
penter and the manner in which tho
body of Hlgelcin was dismembered
leads to the belief that it was done t
by somebody familiar with the use
of a saw.
In some quarters it is believed that
Mrs. Gunness may have known some
thing of the murderers of the five,
A possible solution of the Gunness I
farm mystery, which was deepened
Wednesday when four additional bod
ies were found in the barn yard, de
veloped Wednesday night. Evidence
tending to show that the nine dis
membered corpses une arthed Tues
day and Wednesday had been ship
ped to Laporte, probably from Chi
cago, came to light. The testimony
of draymen who had carted trunks
and boxes to the Gunness home lent \
color to this supposition. The La
porte police also received information
that two trunks, consigned to ,'Mrs.
Belle Gunness, Laporte, Ind." are
help in an express office in Chicago.
Two of the nine mutilated bodies
were identified with reasonable cer
tainty. Anton Olson, of Chicago,
viewed the body supposed to be that
of Jennie Olson, 16 years old, foster
daughter of Mrs. Gunness, and pro
nounced it to be that of his daughter.
A sister of the girl, Mrs. Leo Olan
der, of Chicago, confirmed the
. Ask K. Helegein. whose inquires
regarding his missing brother, An
drew, led to the first dscovesies on
the death haunted farm, became sure
that the largest and best preserved
of the corpses is that of his brother.
Against this identification, however,
is the result of the autopsy perform
ed on this body by Dr. J. H. Meyer.
He found conditions which, to hia
mind, proved that the man perished
long after Andrew Helegein disap
peared last January. Dr. Meyer said
the corpse showed evidence of having
been in the ground less than two
weeks. Ask Helegein, however, re
fused to be convinced by these find
ings, and hisNcertainty led the coroner
to accept his 'Identificatlcn for the
FAST BlClwLE RIDING 1
Cansed the Death of a Colored Boy aft
A colored boy about 13 years old
was killed Monday morning in Spar
tanburg by being thrown from a bi
cycle. The boy was riding down the
street at a great speed when he came
in collision with acolored woman and
was thrown over the handle Im.s, re
ceiving such a severe blow on the
left side of his head that death re
sulted in a rew u.inutes.. Tha col
ored boy was employed at Wrighton's
market, and had been up South
Church street to do some errand.
Coming back he speeded down Kirby
Hill, which is the custom of nine
tenths of the cyclists. The ire wa
gon was standing In tho street, and
Mrs. Connor's servant girl was get
ting a piece of ice. As she turned
from behind the wagon the bicycle
was upon her. There was no time
for her to get out of the way, or for
the boy to turn his wheel, so there
was a collision. Strange to say, the
woman was not injured.
Chance to .Make Money.
Senator McLaurin has introduced
a bill in the United States Senate on.
Tuesday providing that the govern
ment shall offer $50,000 to be paid
to any person who shall within two
years, discover practical means foe
the extermination of the cotton boll