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CHINA S JKS RHDKESS
China Will also Demand Apology for
Insult to. Flag, Aid for Destitute
Families of Victims, that Guilty be
Punished and Guarantees of Fu
A dispatch from Mexico City says
an indemnify of $6,000,000 will be
demanded cf Mexico by the Chinese
Government, for the slaughter of Chi
nese subjects in Torr eon. The de
mand will te backed up by a cruiser,
which is already on its way.to Mexi
can west coast ports.
Three investigators returned from
Torreon and placed in the hands of
Shung Hai Sun, charge d'affalrs of
the Chinese legation at Mexico City,
a detailed report of the carnage. This
report shows 303 Chinese were kill
ed, many oi them in a most Inhuman
manner, and that, besides a bank and
a club house, eighty-nine places of
business w?re sacked
In addition to the indemnity, an
apology for Insult to the Chinese flag
will be demanded; also that aid be
extended to destitute families of the
victims,-thit the guilty be punished,
and that the constitutional guaran
tees of protection to Chinese lives
and propeity be made egective.
Of the J: 6,000,000 indemnity, $1,
000,000 Is for property damage and
the remainder for the loss of lives.
Commenting upon the matter Mr.
Shung declared that the Chinese
were killet: In a savage manner.
"I am friendly, as is my nation, to
the Mexican people and to the revo
lutionary cause," said he, "I will first
present my case to the Mexican Gov
ernment for consideration, which if
favorable, will settle the matter ami
cably If it ie not acceptable, the de
tailed reports of the killings will be?
given to the world.
"A qruiser has been sent by the
Chinese Government to the Mexican
ports to protest against the treatment
of Chinese throughout the Mexican
"The report made by Investigators
goes back to the anti-foreign excite
ment starting on September 16, Mex
ico's centennial anniversary, when at
a public meeting at Torreon the kill
ing of the Spaniards first and the
Chin*, e was advocated by a speaker.
It continued in part:
"On May 10,1911, it was known in
Torreon that the revolutionary forces
would attack the city. A meeting ol
the Chinese Merchants' and Laborers' |
Society was he'd -ind it was agreed I
that should the rebels enter the city
all the Chinese would close their
places of business and board up then
windows, that no resistance shoulct
"On May 12 the rebels began sack
ing the houses of the market garden
ers, robbing them of their money and
killing some of them.
"On May 14 the rebels began the
attack on the city. Early the follow
ing morning the Federal forces evac
uated the city of Torreon. As soon
as this was discovered the mob rose
and rushed about the town, shout
ing "Death to Chinese'' and exciting
the disorderly masses to pillage
News of the evacuation reached the
rebel forces and they at once entered
the town without any opposition.
?IMiany of the rebels joined the mob
in sacking the Chinese stores."
After describing the sacking of a
restaurant and store, the report con
tinues: "It was at thi s time that
three Chinamen were tied to horses
and dragged along the streets to the
plaza, where two of them were killed
and the third, who was a boy, was
saved by an American lady who put
her arras around him and defied the
"After this they proceeded to Yee
Hop Nan's general store, which they
looted and from which they dragged
thirteen Chinese out in the streets
and killecT them with machetes and
knives. The Shang-hal Company and
the Wha ,Yka Bans, were in the same
building. Several families of Chi
nese lived in the upper floors, and the
whole of them, twenty-five n.number
"The Chinese Clu was next attack
ed and fifteen or sixteen men killed
there A large number of Chinese
stores throughout the city were sack
ed and their owners killed.
"This state of affairs continued un
til a committee of the principle busi
ness men, headed by the American
consul, waited on the rebel command
er and demanded that such outrages
"In all that slaughter there was a
most extraordinary display of barbar
ism and savagery. Some of the un
happy Chinese, were shot first and
stabbed atterwards; in other words
they were first stabbed and then shot:
others were cu*' up into small pieces,
others beheaded, others tied to horses
by their queques and dragged along
the streets, while others had their
arras or legs tied to different horses
and were in this manner torn asunder
city and each was given to a marks
Others were stripped naked inside the
man for a target.
"A further search was made for
hidden Chinese. A Miss Garcia, a
Mexican young lady had hidden nine
Chinese in her house. Her father ex
postulated withj the mob. j The
SAID TO FAVOR CUAMP CLARK
Speaker Assured by Nebraskan in
Letter that No Scars Remain from
Defeat in Wool Mpht.
The Washington correspondent of
the New York World says the Champ
Clark boQm for 'President was boost
ed to-day by assurances from William
J. Bryan and William Randolph
Hearst of friendly houes for success.
Mr. Clark received a letter from
Mr. Bryan protesting that the Ne
raskan's turndown on the wool sched
ule had not led to bard feelings, that
anyhow Mr. Bryan was in a forgiving
and even generous mood, and that
Mr. Clark still was his ideal of a
leader (granting of course, that Mr.
Bryan was not in the running.) Mr.
Bryan, it is understood, did not com
mit himself to advocacy of the nomi
notion of Mr. Clark, but indicated
clearly that if Mr. Clark could (get
away wfth the nomination Mr. Bry
an not only would not put rocks on
the track, but would help heave off
?those that might e * ducked by oth
ers. ; !
The Speaker later was assured by
Col. John Temple Graves that Mr.
Hearst has a kindly feeling for him
and his candidacy. Col. Graves said
to the World correspondent:
"Mr. Hearst and Mr. Clark served
in Congress together. Mr. Clark,
with that faculty for making friendB
which kas become famous, made a
friend of Mr. Hearst, end the friend
ship has continhed.
"Mr. Hearst, naturally, is not un
mindful of claims, that he himself
has on the Democratic party The
Ideas that he has put forth and has
consistently defended not only de
fended but advanced?in the last fif
teen years have beooue the principle
of the new or progressive Demo
"As Mr. Bryan hr-i admitted frank
ly several times, and as Mr. Hearst
has said himself, tbs presidential bee
is a persistent tempter and hard to?l
-get rid of. But I think I can say
that of the present avowed or ten
tative candidates, Mr. HearBt feels
most kindly toward Speaker Champ
The Missouri delegation in Son
grgss learned of this development
with great interest, but was compell
ed to keep sllen.ce for the present.
The compelling force was the fact
that at the Democratic Missouri plat
form convention last fail former Gov.
Joseph W. Folk was indorsed for
president That was done at the
time, it was said, to eliminate Mr.
Folk from the senatorial race, which
finally was won by the present Sen
. The Missouri delegation therefore
had to content itself with silence,
supplemented only by the statement
that if Missouri desires Clark rather
than Folk the Democrats of Missouri
will find a way to express that next
spring, when delegates are selected to 1
the National Convention of 1912.
BROKE "UP BEER FEST.
Used Strong Argument to Empha
size Her Sentiments.
With the use of a rifle and her
strong arm, Mrs Tillie McGowan, a
temperance advocste, broke up a pic
nic at which beer was being served
near Atchison, Kansas, Friday night.
' Mrs. McGowan was passing the pic
nic grounds when one of the keg par
ty knowing her temperance senti
ments, chidingly invited her to have
a drink. She accepted a cup of the
beer, intending co take it away to
I use as evidence against the merryma
One of the men s?'d she would
have to drink th* beer or give It up.
She answered by picking up a stone
and striking the man over the eye
with it. The man grappled with her
and in the struggle his face was
scratched and hi;; shirt torn.
Mrs. McGowan tnen secured a ri
fle and chased one of the party into
the Missouri river, firing a shot at
him but missirj; him. Finally she
let the man swim ashore and apolo
gize His companions had fled.
o ? ?
Beaten to Death.
The bodies of a man named Hill,
his wife and hir: two children were
found in the Hili home at Ardenwald
a suburb of Portland,Oregon. The
woman and children had been beat
en to death with an axe.
Family Has Fever.
Rev. David Hucks, pastor of the
'Methodist church at Pinewood, and
wife, have typhoid fever and are very
sick. They have just lost their only
son with the disease. He was about
fourteen years of age.
crowd declared he was on the side
of the Chinese and shot him Five
times they went to the house, de
manding to know if there were any
Chinamen there, but the brave Mex
ican girl asked them how the could
think of shelter mg an;." one when her
father had just been killed She
thus saved the iives of nine men.
"Of the Chinese colony living in
Torreon, about 300 survived the
massacre. Those, however, were rob
bed of all their property and left en
tirely destitute and were only saved
from starvation by the action of the
Red Cross Society, the American
consul, and the representatives of
the foreign banks." ;
GOES TO BER REST
CABBIE NATION PASSES AWAYl
IN A HOSPITAL.
Her Hatchet Campaign Against Bar
rooms in Kansas Regarded Partly
Responsible for Prohibition.
Carrie Nation, the Kansas saloon
smasher died at Leavenworth, Kan
sas, Friday night, Paresis was the
cause of death. For several months
Mrs. Nation had been in poor health
and on January 22 she entered the
local sanitarium in which she dieu,
hoping there to recover from a ner
Mrs. Carrie Nation was born in
Kentucky in 1846. Her maiden
name was Carrie Moor, and as a girl
it is said she was absolutely fearleBS.
In her early life she married a man
addicted to the use of intoxicants,
which created In her an intense aver
sion to the saloon. When he died
she determined to devote her life to
the suppression of the liquor traffic
Later she'moved to Kansas and mar
ried David Nation, who sympathized]
with her temperance principles.
Mrs. Nation's first saloon smash
ing was done in the barroom of the
Carey hotel in Wichita Decemer 2/,
1900. She was arrested and remain
ed in jail several days before she was
released on bond.
On January 21, 1901, armed with
her favorite weapon, a hatchet, Mrs.
Nation made another raid In Wichita
This time she smashed two saloons
During the next three months Mre
Nation surprised the saloon keepers
in various towns, appearing unher
aided and leaving a trail of ruined
bar room fixtures wherever she went.
Remarkably few saloon men useu
violence in resisting Mrs. Nation al
though she was attacked and badly
hurt while wrecking a bar at Enter
prise, Kas. By this time the State
of Kansas was in a ferment. Aroused
by the spirit of the dauntless woman
from Kentucky, the people began to
demand that all saloons be closed.
Smashing parties were organized
all over the state. As a result of the
agitation, bills were passed by the
legislature which strengthened the
State prohibitory bill. Erratic as
her life has been Mrs. Nation was re
sponsible for the greatest temper
ance awakening in Kansas.
Mrs. Nation after her activities In
Kansas, became a .lecturer azfd the
editor nf >iv paper called the Snjaah&ri
Mail. She did little smashing out
side of Kansas While lecturing in
New York City she created a sensa
tion by appearing at a horse show in
Madison Square Garden and de
manding that the occupants of the
Vanderbilt box contribute money for
a home for drunkards' wives which
she founded in Kansas City. The
home was taken over by the Associat
ed Charities in Kansas City.
HELD UP ON COUNTRY ROAD.
Young Man Attacked and Robbed by
A young man named Skinner,
whose home is Blshopvllle, while
traveling through Newberry county
selling fruit trees, was attacked
Saturday at 5 o'clock a mile and a
half from Goldvllle by an unknown
white man supposed to be a tramp,
and was badly cut in many places
and is in a serious condition. The
object was robbery, the stranger ta
king $50 from the young man's
pocket. He was caught yesterday
morning not far from Goldville, hav
ing evidently lost his way in trying
to escape. A telegram was sent to
Mr. Skinner's father, who went to
Newberry and will take his son home
as soon as he is able to travel. The
guilty party, whose name and resi
dence are not known, vas taken to
Laurens and committed to jail.
LINTLESS COTTON PLANT.
Government Expert Claims to Have
J. J. Stranahan, superIntendant
of the Cold Springs Station of the
United States Department of Fish
eries at Bullochville, Ga., has per
fected, he says, though experiments
carried on for the past four years,
a practically lintless cotton plant
The purpose of his experiments In
this line is to secure a larger plant j
bearing bolls filled with larger seed
which will be much richer in oil than
the regular plant. In the course]
of ten years Mr. Stranahan expects:
to produce a cotton plant that will
yield 100 bushels of clean seed to
Live Wire Kills Two Men.
?Baskin Davis and Barney Smith,!
two young white men, were instantly j
killed Saturday morning by comingj
in contact with a live wire at thei
phosphate plant, near Dunnellon, Fla.
There wore GO,000 volts of electricity!
in the wire, when the young man at
tempted to pass under the wire, j
which was about four feet from the
Very Foolish Girl.
Lying on a cot at St. Peters Hospi
tal, New Brunswick, N. J., is Mabel
Brody, a 12-year-old girl of 111 Neil
: son street, sufferng agony, the result
of an attempt to end her life by
swallowing a bichloride of mercury
tablet because her mother scolded
URG, S. C, TUESDAY, JUNE
SHOT THE GIRL
Cbioamao Said She Caased Htm Mental
Torture Was the Cause of His
TRYING TO MURDER HER
The Mystery Surrounding the Shoot
ing of Miss Christine Shaw, a
School Teacher at Bangor, Maine,
Cleared up by the Confession of a
Chinese Student, of That City.
Another young woman of Banger,
Maine, came near losing her life by
fooling with a Chinaman. *A con
fession that he had shot Miss Christ
ine Shaw at Orono Saturday night
was made Sunday, the police say, by
T. S. Linn.
He is a Chinese student, at the Uni
versity of Maine, who was arrester
immediately after four revolver
shots, one of which took effect, had
been fired at the young woman on
ari Orono street car
At the hospital in Bangor to whicn
she was taken, it was stated that
she would recover.
Linn is alleged to have told the
sheriff in the presence of several
newspaper men that he shot Miss
Shaw because she caused him "mental
He said he had known Miss Shaw
who is a graduate of the University
of Maine, and a teacher in the Orono
Hi'igh school, for four years, and two
years ago asked her to marry him.
She refused, but they had been on
friendly terms since that time.
Miss Shaw had done much to as
sist Linn in his work at the university
and from his statement, the sheriff
said, that he bad misinterpreted her
RECALLS A LONG DROUGHT.
Which Was Broken by Prayers Be
ing Offered for Rain.
The Spartanburg Journal says
"sixty-six years ago there was a
long continued dry spell in this State.-,
There was moisture enough in the
land to bring up corn and mature
wheat. But from the 1st of May un
til some time In the fall there was
not vcnough tain to tirtxddy the small
streams. Creeks the size of Chin
capin and even langer ceased to run.
Many farmers did not pretend to ]
gather corn, for they made none to
gather. That fall and even in the
late summer hundred of wagons
were driven to coves and rivers of
North Carolina and loaded with
corn and brought back to this state.
At first, if we are not mistaken, it
was bought for 37 cents a bushel.
Then it began to rise by degrees and
soon reached fifty and perhaps sev
"There were two small churches
or meeting houses in Spartanburg
then, having been built in 1839. The
people of the village and county uni
ted in a call for a prayer meeting for
rain Quite a number came n from
the country They met in the Meth
dist church and they were much
humbled by the long drought. They
prayed long and earnestly for rain.
"Those who came in from the
country did not get home before
clouds, much larger than a man's
hand, rolled up and a bountiful
shower came down. There was no
more lack of rain that fall. Seed
time came and the ground was in
fine condition for sowing wheat,
which made a good yield the follow
ing spring. Those attending that
meeting certainly believed that their
prayers were answered and never
did people take a wetting more joy
fully than they that one."
EIGHT NEGROES KILLED.
By Two White Men Whom They Had
Eight negroes were killed at La
branche, La, Friday night as a re
sult of an attack by a gang of rail
road section negroes upon Foreman
Boutwell; of an: Illinois Centra,
bridge force and Conductor Green
Story of a work train, according to
reports reaching here.
The negroes conspired to kill
Boutwell and when the attack was
made the latter is said to have shot
three of the negroes dead. Conduc
tor Story, it is said, came up and to
gether he and Boutwell killed five
more negroes. The negroes attacked
Boutwell with rocks, whereas the
two white men used modern revol
The negroes attacked Mr. Boutwell
and knocked him down with a shovel.
As Boutwell fell he drew his revolv
er and his steady aim brought death
to three of the blacks. Attracted by
the shots Story ran up, armed with
two revolvers, and after the fusilade
of shots was over eight negroes lay
dead n the ground.
First Bales New Cotton.
"Two first bales of cotton" are
racing to secure the honors on the
Houstan, Texas, cotton exchange. The
exchange was advised Saturday that
one bale started from Riveria and
another was started for the Exchange
from San Benito, and was the first
bale produced in that section. This
is fully eleven days earlier than the
first bale last season.
TALES ABOUT SERPENTS THAT
SWTVI THE SALT SEAS.
Steward of the Celtic Tells of the
Strange Thing He Saw Skipping
Over ihe Deck.
The White Star Liner Celtic, from
Liverpool to New York, lately passed
the very latest sea serpents. This
fact, it should be stated, is not enter
ed in the log. It was confided to the
ultramarine reporters 'by a steward,
who was perfectly willing to furnish
a description. Robert Hillard, the
actor, was willing under duress u
This sea serpent?witnesses differ
as to its length?was sighted holding
a whiskered, calflike head 10 feet
above water. Behind, where the ear
ought to have been, were two winies
extending outward about ten feet,
thus giving the saurian monster the
appearance of an aeroplane skimming
over the sea. The steward, in fact,
described it as a monoplane sea ser
Anyway, it was seen off the Cul
tlc's starboard bow in the early morn
ing, and the early rising, steward,
who spotted it, instead of carrying
the news forward to the ridge, ran
to the rooms under his care and beg
ged those within to come on deck and
see it He says be caught Mr. Hil
Iiard, who does not deny it, but .begs
that it be not printed, because he dis
The serpent, according to both, was
either pursuing a school of whales or
keeping company with the school to
keep from being lonesome. This last
theory is the steward's who said
moreover, that It turned a pair o*
lange mournful green eyes upon those
on the vessel's deck in a way to
"touch your heart, Bir.' Then it
rassed on its monoplanic way, dipping
up and down, just like that, but i
otherwise holding its head erect. Be
hind it appeared at Intervals a dark
green body moving through the wa
ter with a wlggly motion.
The report of the steward, with its
accompanying corroboratlon by Mr.
Hllliard, moved the veteran, Samuel
A. Wood, dean of the ultramarines,
to 6ome enthusiasm. Sea serpent
stories, said Mr. Wood, are rare at
this port nowadays, but in the old
days the men on sailing vessels saw
many of them.
"Forty years ago,"1 began Mr.
Wood, "I wrote many of those stories
but. as steam has replaced sail and
romance departed from the seas, the
sea serpents have evidently moved
away from the steamship tracks>
"It is now, I think, ten years ago
since the Great Tabasco serpent wa.
reported in the Bay of Campeche by
the truthful mate of a schooner. This
one was dark brown, and made a
noise like a Gatling gun. It is about
the same length of time ago since
the captain of steamship American
coming from Antwerp, reported one
fifty feet Ion? tht swam like an eel
It had green whiskers.
"A strange looking monster ten
fathoms long was reported by the
skipper of the blue nose bark How
ard D. Copp. The most authentic
sea serpent sighting was made by the
French liner Lorraine about three
years aj?o. Her skipper gave the
latitude and longitude where the
monster was sighted and the pursuer
wrote a description of for the French
newspapers. This one was a drab col
or, and appeared' to be accompanied
by a water spout. As the vessel ap
proached the spout was seen to be a
mass of water thrown up by the ser
pent's fore fins.
Mr. Wood recalled that this last
serpent was seen early in the morn
ing Searching his memory still
further he remarked that from his ex
perience, sea serpents had usually!
made their appearance early in the
I forning; in fact, usually the morning
j after, in which respect they had
something in common with the pink
WOULD TAKE XO RISKS.
Yeggmen Blindfold Boy While They
Pillage a Safe.
A dispatch from Newport, Ter.n.,
says that at an early hour Friday
I mornin:<r, Guy Cate. aged sixteen,
I son of Judge H N. Cate, of the court
i of civic appeals, was compelled to
! stand blindfolded while yeggmen
I blew up the Newport postoffice safe
!and got away with $."00 in money and
I stamps. The robbers left no lue.
I Young Cate was returnng from s
! social call taortly after midnight and
I in passing the postoffice building lie
i was confronted by a tall stranger.
1 At the point of a pistol ho was blind
? folded and led into the reo* of the
i post office and ordered to keeo iiuiet.
i After the explosion and \he d< p.u
ture of the robbers he gave ihe
The robbers are suppose 1 to have
caught a west bound freight train.
They took every coin in the office,
even the pennies.
Four Girls Drown.
Near Appleton, Wis., four girls
were drowned, and five occupants of
a small sailboat, narrowly escaped
death Monday afternoon, when a sud
den squall struck the craft and cap
sized It on Little Lake Butte des
Morts. The victims were members of
a picnic party. The four girls who
were drowned were held under water
by the sail of the boat.
SEEING TT. SIGHTS
EDITORS HAVE A GOOD TIME IN
NEW YORK CITY.
They Present President Kohn With
a Handsome Gold Watch and Mrs.
Kohn With a Brooch.
A special to the State on Saturday
from New York says the editors still
have charge of that city from Two
Hundred Fifty^fifth street to Cast Je
Garden, from North river to (jhe far
thest confines of Prospect park,
Brooklyn; they have been seeing the
sights. This includes theatres, roof
gardens, winter gardens, zoological
gardens, restaurants, subways, the
elevated railways and other things
too nnmerous to mention
Many attentions have been shown
these visiting South Carolina editors,
especially by the New York Herald
and the New York World. The World
Sunday had two columns contributed
.by members of the South Carolina
State Press association.
One of the most enjoyable tours
was given by the Mergenthaler Lino
type company This was done in fine
style, a representative calling at the
hotel with a row of automobiles,
cigars for the men, flowers fcr the
women, and a good time, with many
courtesies, for all.
High water mark was reached
Sunday afternoon at the hotel parlors,
when J. E. Norment; in ehalf of the
members of the association, pre
sented a gold watch, suitably inscrib
ed, to President August Kqhn. Mem
bers are all enthusiastic over his
management and his success.
In behalf of the association, Mr.
Norment also presented a brooch to
Mrs. Kohn, whose interest and co
operation have meant so much to the
success of the trip.
The trip has been great and will
be long remembered as one of the
best in the history of the Association.
The State has been read daily by all
members, and has been devoured ev
en like unto Delmonico menu.
All are well. Some sail Tuesday
others remain for longer enjoyment
of the numerous pleasures. The Ho
tel Woodward has fitted admirably
into all the other pleasures of the
? -' V* i?
STLL ON THE BOOM.
The House Has Helped the Course of
The splendid record made by the
Democrats of the House during the
special session came very near elect
ing a Democrat from the Ninth Iowa
district, according to Judge Martin J.
Wade, the Democratic leader in Iowa,
who was in Washington.
"In the special election held this
week to choose a successor to former
Representative Walter I. Smith, the
Depiocratic candidate, W. S. Cleve
land, was defeated by only 700
votes," continued Judge Wade. "The
district has been the Gibraltar of Re
publican strength in Iowa, and has
given as high as 18,000 majority for
the Republican congressional nomi
"Last year Mr. Smteh carried the
district by nearly 6,000 majority, in
less than a year this majority has
practically been wiped out, and if we
had had ten days more in which to
push the campaign the Democratic,
nominee would have won. The splen
did record of the Democratic house
had more to do with the remarkable
change in. votes than any other one
thing. The Republicans were simply
helpless when we pointed to what
Majority Leader Underwood and tht
Democrats in the house were doing,
and contrasted it with the record of
the Republican congresses in recent
"The election of Foss in Massachu
setts and Havens :n New York to
coniercss in special elections prior
to the last campaign pressaged a
Democratic congressional victor,)
More emphatic is the warning of the
people as ro istered in Ninth Iowa
special election which indicates as
clearly as anything can that the peo
ple arc determined to elect a Demo
crat as president of this great coun
try next year. With Taft as the nom
inee the Republicans will not be able
to carry Iowa even.
THERE MILL BE,NO STRIKE.
Southern and Its Firemen Come to
A general strike of 2,400 Southern
railway fireman was averted Saturday
by the success of mediation, which
has b-en in progress in Washington
for two weeks.
Just before noon Saturday the
mediators under the ISrdman act,
Judge Martin A. Knapp and Dr. Chas.
P. Neill. commissioner of labor,
brought the partes to the controver
sy to an amicable agreement. The
, terms of the agreement were reduced
J to writing and signed by Southern
j officials and the firemen's committee.
The terms wer- perfectly satisfac
j tory to both sides. A desire tn main
! tain friendly relatons between one
railway system and the fir?men at
all times was manifested, and in the
end concessations were made by each
Cotton showed the best growing
condition in June of any crop report
ed to the department of agriculture.
South Carolina's average was 98
Mississippi is the highest with 111.
TWO GENTS PER COPY.
WENT ON REEF
Steamship Sinks and Twenfy-TJuee
People Aboard Are Drowned
TALES OF REAL HEROES
The Pilot's Mistake Ran the Ship on
the Rock, Knocking a Huge Hole
in Her Bottom?Cuttle and Hogs
on Her Raises an Awful Noise as
the Vessel Sinks.
The steamer David has brought to
Colon eighty passengers and mem
bers of the crew rescued from the
sinking steamship Taboga. They tell
a narrative of the sea with storie?
of heroism and unusual experiences.
The Tabotga was wrecked off'the
coast of Los Santos while upon a re
turn trip from Pedregal to Panama
City. Twenty-three persons are
known to have lost, their lives The
captain, an Englishman, name Camp
bell, who was the last man to leave
the ship and live, and the pilot, Mat
thews, are under arrest and incom
municado in Panama City.
To a mistake by Matthews is
ascried the disaster. One of the own
ers of the vessel Prospero Pinel o
jected to a change of course, and said
there seemed to be breakers ahead.
"It is only a school of sardines,*' was
the reply of Matthews, and laughing-,
ly kept on his course.
When the vessel hit the reef a
great hole was torn in the bow. The
women and children?there were an
unusually large number of the latter
aboard?were crowded into the main
dining saloon. The ship began .toj
fill rapidly, and hundreds of cattle
and hogs aboard set up a wild clam
A herd of steers stampeded and
struck a lifeboat which was jutit Iber
ing lowered. Nearly every person ir>
the boat w3s drowned, and many, as
they fell, were crushed under ithe
animals. Two passengers, however,
found the cattle a godsend and rode
ashore on the backs of bullocks.
Pour passengers refused to leave
the ship, one of them, a brother of
the French charge d'affairs here, be
ing picked up after floating for twtdye
hpurs upon a spar to which he clung
when the vessel gave its final lurch
The second engineer, QPerlvanchl!
and a Cuban manufacturer, Greijorie,
unable to swim, declared thai: they
would not crowd the already heavily
taxed lifeboats. When there was not
a woman or child left on the nh;p
and another human being could be
carried in lifeboats, they calmly light
ed dgarettes and smoked un"il the
Taboga settled. The body of neither
has been found.
According to statements made,
; there were but three life preservers
on the craft. The story of indignation
in Panama resulted in the arrest of
the two officers mentioned immediate
ly after they reached Panama City.
Most of the victims' were members
of prominent families in the inter
LOSE THEIR LIVES.
Four Persons Drown Trying to Save
a Little Child.
Four persons, a woman, two boys
and a girl lost their lives in an effort
to save the life of a little 5-year-old
girl, who had ventured out to far
while wading in Bowie river, two
miles north of Halliesbur?v Pa., Fri
day. The dead:
Mrs. B. C. Tanner, wife of B. C#
Tanner.macbinist in the Misssslppi
Central railroad shops.
Ernest Tanner, aged 12.
Henry Tanner, aged Iii, sons of
I Mrs. Tanner.
Annie Coursey, 7 years old daugh
ter of J. B. Coursey, a merchant.
The party was attending a plcnio
given .by a Sunday school and left the
grounds to no in wading in the river.
The water was shallow where they
went in, but Pe?rl Coursey, a sister
of the drowned girl, stepped into
deep water and was about :o drown
when Mrs Tanner and t'ne other
victims made a desperate effort to
reach her. They were swept from
their feet by the swift cunrent and
drowned. The little girl whose life
they had tried to save was rescued.
The bodies of all the victims were
Information was received Tuesday
of the horrible and violent death of
Mr. Grady Lane, son of Mr. Henry
Lane, of Early Branch, Hampton
I county, a bright young man. who
j had not yet reached his majority. It
seems that he had just returned to
his work at the Cummlngs mills at
'?'lehtig from breakfast, was caught
by the belting or shafting, and d.nsh
i ed to his death. Further par?culars
I are lacking.
Made Serious Mistake.
At Gentry, W. Va., Marion Adkins,
saw John Wilkins walking Sunday
night with Miss Louisa Berry, who he
was soon to marry, and thinking Miss
Berry was his wife, whom he suspect
ed of meeting another man, Adkins
shot and killed Wilkins instantly, .the
shot almost tearing the victim's head
from his body. LMiss Berry is in a
serious condition from shock. Ad
kins is under arrest, charged with