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Ait Aikea Cosaty Tragedy Causes Great
Excite ueol Near Scene.
HAN BRUTALLY BEATEN
Lady Dies Trom Shock Caused by
Beating cf Husband and Nephew
by Partie s Seeking to Prevent
Marriage ot Young Man and the
Daughter >r One of the Prisoners.
tFIve whit men were lodged In the
Alken cou ty jull Friday night,
charged wit i implication in a most
horrible affc (r Thursday night at Mo
netta, in tha: county. The men are:
Dock Cockuan, A. L. Holstein, R.
H. Holstein Sidney Holstein, and J.
C. Holstein all of whom are prom
inently com ected.
As a resu t of the visit of a party
of men to U e home of the Spradleys,
near Monet a, Thursday night, Mrs.
Nettie Sprai ley lies a corpse in her
borne and h a nusband is in a criti
? cal conditioi, with their nephew, Co
lumbus Spr; dley, disappeared.
His wher abouts are not known.
He has not been seen or heard of
since the d fficulty Thursday night.
Whether he was murdered and now
lies hidden n the woods or whether
he was fr< Ightened and left the
neighborhoo 1 remains only a matter
of conjectur >.
No eye-wi nesses are known ?o this
awful tragei y other than the parties
involved, an I the elder Spradley, not
having regt ined consciousness, the
story haB no: been told and may nev
er be unless Columbus Spradley is lo
cated alive, as the physicians do not
entertain he pes of the elder Sprad
ley's recovei y.
The stor: as told Is that Colum
bus Spradk * was to be married to
Julia May I olsteln. The implicated
men under : rrest are the father, un
cle and com ins of the girl. (More ar
rests are ex -.ected to follow the cor
oner's inqu sltlcn. It is said that
Thursday ni jht a party of white men
visited the dome of the Spradley's,
the elder Si radley was thrashed into
insensibility , sustaining serious in
juries, fron which he Is not expect
I ed to recov. r. <
Mrs Spi idley, who was in the
house was : reightened to death. She!
fainted and lever regained conscious
ness. Col imbhus Spradley, about
whom the e itire affair occurred, can
not be fou id. His friends believe
that he is > ead or seriously wound
ed. Mrs. ipradley gave birth to a
baby five veeks ago and the baby
? The affai - is one of the moBt hor
rible the c iunty officials have ever
known and particulars are eagerly
sought afte', but are hard to get on
acount of he distance from Aiken
and the remoteness in which the
""tragedy is ; hadowed The coroner's
inquest is ikely to veveal a horri
ble state of affairs.
Roth fan ;iles are fairly well to do
and are prominent In the section of
the country in which the flogging oc
curred. When the parents of the
young lady found that they could not
break up tie love match, members
of the Hoi iteln family went to the
Spradley he me Wednesday night and
calling Col imbus Spradley from the
house took him to a nearby field and
Began flog ring him in a merciless
manner, te ling him meanwhile that
he would h .ve to leave the communi
?Ben Spr idley followed the Hol
steins and 2ockrell to the field, and
when he aUempted to interfere was
treated sin ilarly, being so severely
flogged abo it the stomach that he is
still in an i nconscious condition and
physicians ? xy he has little chance of
recovery. Columbus Spradley has
not been a en since he was beaten.
The affair caused great excitement
in the com nunity where it happen
Mrs. Spn.dley, formerly Miss Ettie
Sawyer of Aiken county, was the
mother of a five weeks old baby, and
in her wea kened condition, hearing
the scream: of the flogged men and
probably si eing the flogging going
on, succum' ed to nervous fright. She
was found lead the following morn
ing in the Spradley home. The re-!
port that Irs. Spradley had been
Toughly ha idled by the mob, is de
nied and tl e statement is made that
she died o fright after seeing her
nephew flo ;ged.
Close ii vectigation In Augusta
does not t -ing Columbus Spradley,
nephew of Mrs. Spradley, to light in
that city. Spradley, who is a young
man, aboul 2S years old, appears to
be very we .1 known throughout that
section R. ports received from Mon
netta were to the effect that he had
left that ccumunity for Augusta, af
ter being: f ogged by the mob. Fri
day night t ?0 information was to thej
effect that i': is not known whether
he left foi Augusta or whether he
was so seri nisly whipped that he had
wandered >ff in the swamps some
where, anc is either in a semi-con
scious com ition or is dead. *
Fa: lily Seems Fated.
Third oi a family of children to
?meet a vio ent death. Robert Carter,
son of a fa -mer in Valdasto County,
Ga, died F*iday as the result tf be
ing bitten a big rattlesnake in a
corn field. A stort time ago the lad's
little sistei was bitten by a cat and
quickly die 1, and a few years ago a
.brother w?s choked to death while
BY A STROKE OF LIGjl *Q jLT
OOLUMBLi FRIDA*. J
Electric Ball Playr Pranks About
Three Houses.?Several Stunned
and Burned?All Resting Well.
The Columbia State says thirteen
persons were stunned on Friday
when a bolt of lightning i played
pranks about three hquses at "State
Park," the site that has been .acquir
ed for the new State Hospital for the
Insane. Several were knocked
down by the force of the bolt.
A white man standing in the door
et one of the houses was thiown sev
en* feet into the yard. Seveial
of those stunned d-^cribed the bolt
as a shot from a cmnon or a dyna
The bolt struck the first house on
the corner, knocking off some shin
gles. The lightning then leaped to
the next house and taking a clothes
wire was conveyed to the third house.
Silas Lee waa struck and seriously in
jured as he walked in the yard.
J. W. Bunch, the treasurer of the
State Hospital for the Insane, was
the first to igive aid to the injured.
Dr. J. W. 'Babcock was called and
gave all assistance possible.
"It seems almost incredible that
there should have been no fatalities,"
said Dr. Babcock in talking of the
James Hoopnaugh, white, was the
.most severely injured, being knocked
unconscious Dr. Babcock said Fri
day night that Hoopnaugh was rest
ing well L. D. IMedlln, a white
foreman, was slightly burned.
Joe Parer, a negro, eugered a burn
on the shoulder, Huber Cannon was
severe*y shocked over his body and
was unconscious for one hour. Turn
er and Emily Bobky were bu)rned.
Those injured were employed at
"State Park" and had gone to the
home when the rain commenced to
PLEAD HIS OWN CAUSE.
?dleged Safe Robber Tried at Spar
tanburg on Friday.
William Howard, alias Portland
Ned, was tried at Spartanburg Fri
day for .breaking Into the Enoree
Manufacturing Company's safe on
November 12, *i;:02, and, together
with partners, taking over $8,000.
He plead guilty in Federal Court in
Charleston to rob'bing the postoffice
which was situated in the same build
ing. He was sentenced to serve
eight years in the Federal prison, in
Atlanta. This was completed on July
4, and he was then brought to trial
Howard acted ^s his own attDr
uey and questioned each of the 22
witnesses with great skill. He was
well versed in the law of evidence
and raised a number of objections
which were sustained 'by Judge
Watts. He cross-examined Detective
Gregory with great care and his case
was conducted wit.i much ability.
The defendant 'Chen made a plea in
his own behalf before the jury, which
was very touching. He reviewed the
evidence, pointed" out the weak parts
and asked for mercy. In part, he
said: "The biggest mistake ?I ever
made in my life was the signing of
the plea of guilty aefore Judge Braw
ley, In the Charleston Court. I re
gret that more than anything else,
and the poor advice of my attorney
is what induced me to do so.
"I meet you as man to man and
ask that you turn me free. I have
served seven years in jail. Give me
a chance, men, and for the sake of
my God do not send me back to an
other living hell like the Atlanta
DEVIL IS A JOKER.
Preacher Declares Satan Is as Wiley
as a Politician.
"The devil is a reality He may
be a joker but he is no joke. He
is as subtle as a. Twentieth century
politician and the .biggest liar the
ages have produced." This state
ment was made by the Rev. C. D.
King, pastor of the Norwood Park
Methodist Episcopal church, at the
closing session of the fifty-second an
nual Desplaines campmeeting in
Chicago, 111. "Man has not changed
in the essentials of his character
since the days of Adam and Eve,"
continued Dr. King. "The bold out
lines are the same. Adams program
of innocence, =in. guilt, sorrow,
straggle and salvation still is our
Charlotte Gets Water.
With practically 1.000.000 gallons
of water received from the Catawba
river at Charlotte and surrounding
towns in the past twenty-four hours
and lowering clouds, with a pros
pect of rain, the v.ater situation there
has assumed a decidedly brighter
Five Persons Drown.
At Crystal Falls, 111., a launch
carrying a party of seven berry pick
ers capsized near the mouth of the
Fence river and Jive of the occupants
drowned. John Holmes, owner of
the launch, and one woman managed
to reach the shore. *
Kills Baseball Player.
Failure tp dodge an inshoot caused
the death of Fred White in Leroy, O.,
last week. He was struck on the
head and died within a few hours.
WILL FIGHT IT OUT
SIMON FLEES FROM HATI TO ES
CAPE HIS ENEMIES.
While Two Negro Generals Are Apt
to Fight for the Presidency of the
A dispatch from Port-au-Pr]ince
says Antolne Simon, the fleeing Pres
ident of Haiti, sailed Friday night for
Kingston, Jamaica, the refugee of
Hayti's fallen heroes as the warship
"17 Decembre," which took its name
from the day he was unanimously
elected president of the black repub
lic, .boomed a doleful farewell.
He follows in the wake of Nord
Alexis, whom he overthrew in 1908,
and he leaves the capital in the pos
session of Cincinnatus LeConte,
whom he had driven into exile with
his deposed chief, and Antenor Fir
min, a rival for the presidency whom
he placated by sending as minister to
Nord Alexis ruled for six years. On
December 31, 1908, Simon, then at
the height of his popularity, led an
overwhelming revolutionary army in
to Port-au-Prince and was everywhere
proclaimed as a savior of the coun
try from tyranny. He appeared to
have the country united behind him.
Nord Alexis, who had found safety
on the French cruiser Duguay Trouin,
iater boarded the German steamer
Sarnia and proceeded to Kingston,
where, embittered against his coun
tiymen, he died in the spring of
1910 To the last he refused to ad
mit that he could understand the
hostility of the people.
With Simon disposed of, attention
has turned to to his successor, and
there Is much uneasiness regarding
the future. LaConte and Firmln both
are avowed candidates for the presi
dency. They-head rival revolution
ary armies. Neither leader-has ar
rived at the capital, but their follow
ers are in posesBion of the city and
the feeling between the two parties
is far from friendly.
The danger now Is that neither
negro will be disposed to retire in
favor of the other and that the is
sue must be l'terally fought out. The
diplomatic corps is doing everything
possible to avoid a conflict. But as
nothing seems to please the negroes
of the Haitian Republic better than
revolution, It Is doubtful if they suc
Early Thursday evening Simon and
a bandf'il of followers with their bag
gage were transferred from tbe
AMi'jrican schooner Bradford C.
French to the Dutch steamer Prinz
y'jrderhmt't.r, and an hour later the
vessel sailed for Kingston As the
vessel passed out of the harbor and
Simon had whot may prove his last
view of the capital, the three Hay
tien warships gave him a parting
FLOODS FOLLOW FAMINE.
Awful Destruction Reported in the
"All Yangste Valley flooded. Aw
ful destruction and death. Terri
ble famine this autumn." So runs a
cablegram from the Rev. Z. Charles
Beals, an American missionary sta
tioned st Wuhu, Chima, which was
received <n New York last week. It
seems to mean that the relief which
the spring crops were expected to
bring to the famine stricken districts
of China has bsen d:rsipated by an
other inundation in the districts
wh-?re Ite famine has raged for the
;>a?t f>*v months If the condition
is as serious as the cablegram inti
mates the suffering the coming fall
and winter must be even greater than
the past season.
STAND PATTERS ALARMED.
Fear Passage of Tariff Bills Over the
Adjournment of Congress is con
fidently expected about the fifteenth.
Chairman Penrose, of the Senate fi
nance committee, said Friday that
his committee would not wait until
the 10th to report the House cotton
bill to the Senate, as it could do
under the resolution of instruction,
but would report it Friday. He and
other Senate Republicans are alarm
ed at the prospect that the tariff bills
may be passed over the President's
veto if the session is prolonged, as
Republican leaders are showing a
strong disposition to slip away from
Killed by Lightning.
Henry B. Langston, a farmer liv
ing about four miles from Olanto,
I was struck by lightning Thursday
; morning and instantly killed Mr.
Langston was going from his house
to his barn when tbe storm came up
and stepped upder a large oak for!
"lie tree, killing bin instantly. He
? is survived by a wife and several
. children ?
Thrown From Horse.
U. D. Benner of Warrenton, Va.J
was thrown from his horse in the
I high jump event at the Orange Horse
I show Thursday, and so badly injur
j ed, that he died that night ? He was
i socially prominent and well known
I in athletics in the University of Vir
Pass it Over Veto.
Democratic leaders in the Houso
believe they have enough votes to
pass the wool tariff revisions overj
President Taft's veto, if necessary. I
iURG, S. C, TUESDAY, AUGU
A Federal Naval Officer Who Objected to
Northern Methods of
Received a Most Sarcastic Reply
Prom his Superior Officer, Gen.
Beast Butler, Who Was One of the
Most Brutal and Rascally Officers
in the Northern Army.
The State says Capt. Perry M. De
Leon, who is visiting in this State,
was a visitor to Columbia Friday, en
route from Sumter to Camden Capt.
DeLeon is well posted on the events
of the War between the Sections
and talks interestingly about them.
He told of the experience of a lieu
tenant, F. A. Roe, a gallant officer
of the United States Navy, who ob
jected to robbing women and child
ren, with Major General Benj.
P Butler, better nown as "The
Beast." The following letter from
Lieutenent Roe, to Gen Butler moer
fully explains the incident:
U. S. Gunboat Katahdin.
Miss.'ssippi River, Sept. 11, 1862.
Sir: I was overhauled yesterday
by Lieut. Cammonding Lowrey, of
the Scotia, while at Bonnet Carre
Point, and directed him to follow on
as convoy of three transports of the
United States army. Upon arrival at
Donaldsville this ,ady the transports
landed at the upper part of the town,
landed a party of troops and com
menced receiving on board sugar and
other merchandise. A few hours af
ter I received positive information
that a company of these troops had
entered a large mansion, situated
near to the landing of the steamer
St. Maurice, ha'd plllaiged it in a
brutal manner and carried off wines,
liquors, silver plate and clothing be
longing to ladies. I am informed
that several of the soldiers were in
toxicated from the use of wines and
liquors thuB appropriated. The
house was inhabited in the morn
ing. During this time the Katah
din was at ancor with her guns train
upon shore over St. Maurice for her
I respectfully request instructions
if the guns of the Katahdin are to be
used for the protection of soldiers
upon a marauding expedition and If -
I am to use them ta protect, drunken,
undisciplined soldidrs in the wanton
pillage of a private mansion of wine,
plate, silk dreses, chemises and fe
male apparel, to say nothing of the
confiscation of sugar, which I be
lieve to be without proper and law
ful reasons therefor.
I confess, sir, that I blush to re
port that while the troops of the St.
Maurice were thus engrged in this
unsoldierly and ungallant, not to say
disgraceful, operation I opened my
fire upon guerillas hovering in the
rear, apparently occupied in prevent
ing such acts of the United States
I feel quite ready to place the Ka
tahdin and her guns under the fire
of an enemy; I am desirious of en
countering enemies, and of injuring
them in ever manly manner; but I
can not further prostitute the digni
ty of my prefession, as I conceive I
have done today, without an earnest
tand respectful appeal to your au
thority. It is disgraceful and humil
iating to me to be ordered on guard
duty of soldiers employed in the pil
lagingof ladies dresses and petticoats
and respectful appeal to your au
be relieved from such service.
Your obedient servant,
F. A. Roe,
Commodore Henry W. Morris,
Commanding Naval Forces, New Or
Commodore IMorris forwarded the
protest to Butler, who replied toit
with characteristic brutality, ques
tioning the truth of Lieutenant Roe's
statement and speaking of him in
conternptious terms, to his own dis !
grace. Here is what Butler said:
"The acts of the troops in pillag
ing (if truel are without palliation
or excuse. Certainly no -more to be
justified than this is improper, bom
bastic and ridiculous rhodomontade
of a sub-lieutenant of the navy.
Benj. F Butler,
But what could one expect? Roe,
a brave sailor, a gentleman of loft
ty ideas, and a chivalric foe; Butler
a political .general of no military ca
pactiy and brutal and vindictive.
Time brought its revenge. Roe be
came an admiral honored by all men,
while Butler became known, after
his Petersburg fiasco, thanks to Gen.
Grant's report, as the "botile imp,"
and his name associated with spoons
and other spoils.
First New Cotton.
The first, bale of new rotton grown
in Barnwell county and what is prob
ably the first in the State, was sold
on the Bnrnwell market Friday by
R. H. Lutz, who lives throe miles
from town. The bale weighed 3 60
pounds The price paid was 15 cents
Youth on Long Walk.
Ralph D. Tompkins is walking from
New York City to Chicago, 111., on
n wager that he cannot make the
t-'n prd return ;n four moith?. Hr>
uses one good leg and a crutch and
:! a a v.iiie reputation as a long dis-j
tance walker. I
ST 8, 1911.
DEATH ON THE RAIL
ONE MAN KILLED AND ANOTHER
Mrs. Arthur Jeter of Santuc Section
Meets Sudden Death With her Chil
dren, One of Them an Infant.
Friday about two o'clock, Mrs. Ar
thur Jeter and two small children
were killed about one mile north of
Santuc, In Union county, by an en
gine on the Southern railway. Mrs.
Jeter and her four children had been
to Santuc to attend a religious meet
ing and all five were in a buggy
returning to their home
The road approached the railroad
at an angle, and when the vehicle
reached the track i twas struck by
the-engine going in the opposite di
rection. It is said that the engineer
was endeavoring to reach the siding
at Santuc before meeting the "Car
olina Special" from Columbia.
Mrs. Jeter and two children, one
a baby only a few months old, wer?
icstantl killed, while the other two
children were thrown from the track
without any serious injuries Mrs.
Jete1' was the wife of Arthur Jeter,
a substantial farmer, and citizen of
the Santuc section of Union county.
Friday afternoon about 5 o'clock,
the second fatal railway accident of
the day for Union county occurred.
The Union and Glenn Springs train,
while en route to Buffalo and about
a quarter of a mile from the depot,
ran over and killed Bud Lipsey, a
white man. It is said that Lipsey was
rather deaf. It is also understood
that he Is a married man about thir
ty years of age.
H. R Whitman agent for the Sea
board and Bennettsville and Cheraw
roads at Kollock across the river
from Cheraw was injured probably
fatally, Thursday night In some un
known manner. It is thought that
he was struck by a northbound Sea
'board train about midnight. His
skull was fractured and thigh brok
en and he has bad cuts on his back
and ribs. *
FREAKS OF LIGHTNING.
Bolt Singes Locks Off Twenty Heads
in New York House.
Twenty men and women had their
hair singed when lightning struck a
boarding house in Monticello, N. Y.
Not one of the persons in the house,
who numbered 60, was injured ser
iously by the .bolt and the house was
not damaged to any extent.
A bolt set off a charge of dyna
mite in a mine at Pottsville, Pa., last
week, causing the' death of Philip El
linger and George Goliestene, ex
pert tunnel drivers.. The bolt went
underground on a telephone wire.
Robert Collins, of Bridgeport, Conn.,
was hurled from his automobile
while driving at the rate of thirty
five miles an hour and wasn't even
scarred. He landed on his feet.
In a recent storm Mrs. Henrietta
Williams of Grover, Cal., was struck
while eating soup. Her spoon was
melted in her hand and the clothing
torn from her body, ,but she was not
injured. David Emory and Thomas
Brown were shocked while working
2,533 feet under ground in the tun
nel of the Catskill Aqueduct at Corn
wall-on-the-Hudson, N. Y.
George F. Fletcher, a farmer liv
ing near Taunton, Mass., was struck
while embracing his wife and killed.
Carrying a baby in her arms and
leading a son by his hand, Mrs. Cbas.
Steele, of Indianapolis, Ind., was in
stantly killed. The children were
COTTON IN BAD SHAPE.
Menaced by Caterpillars and Boll
Weevils in Many Places.
A dispatch from Gr?.nd Cane, La.,
says reports of the ravages of the
cotton caterpillar in that section con
tinue to come in, farmers resorting
to the use of Paris green for relief.
Planters say that' continued rains
are also making the boll weevil
iAIso the caterpillar has already
made its appearance In the Plancher
ville section and fear is entertained
for the safety of the crop. Rains
and the boll weevil are also tending
to shorten the harvest.
The cotton caterpillar and the boll
weevil are playing havoc with the
cotton in the Mansfield section, ac
cording to report bn ?ht here by
planters. A shortage ?I paris green
is causing much uneasiness
Admiral Togo Arrives.
Admiral Count Toga, sea fighter
and ronquerer of the Russian fleet in
the Russo-Japanese war, arrived at
New York Thursday night from Ens
land on the Lusitania and was wel
comed down the bay by representa
tives of the government at Washing
ton and the Japanese government and
carried to Washington on the dere
lict destroyer Seneca.
Predicts Early Frost.
The rasping notes of the katydid
throughout the middle west is taken
to mean an early frost, as those who
believe in the insect say frost follows
p'x weeks after the appearance of
Walks Off Boat.
Alex Tike, of Uniontown, Ky.,
woke suddenly while sleeping on a
boat near Morganfield and walked
off the boat and into the river where
he was drowned.
FOUND IN AUGUSTA
SPRADLBY TELLS THE STORY OP
Did Not Know of His Aunt's Death
Until Told.?Wedding Had Been
Arranged ?Will Go Back.
A special dispatch from Augusta
to The State sa*ys Columbus Sprad
ley, the younger of the two men out
raged by the Holstein crowd in
Ward's township, Aiken county, on
Thursday night, was located there
He freely told the story of the en
tire affair, so far as it related to
himself, but knew nothing of the
attack upon his uncle, Ben Spradley,
and did not now until he was in
formed of the death of Mrs. Ben
Srjradlfey, as all of this occurred
after the crowd had left him at the
lonely spot on the roadside, from
which he made his way to Johnston
by walking the 15 miles distance
during the night, arriving there in
time to catch the Southern railway
train to Augusta and reaching that
city at 11:15 o'clock.
Back of the whole story is a ro
mantic love affair .between young
Spradley and Miss Gussie Mae Hoi
stein, the daughter of Augustus L.
Holstein, said to be the leader of
the attacking party, and it seems
that the Holsteins took this means
to intimidate Spradley and break the
match by driving him forever out of
iBut their efforts will probably fail,
as the young man fully expects to
return to Monetta and claim the
girl to whom he Is engaged soon. The
young couple had planned to meet
at 9:30 o'clock. A horse and buggy
would be waiting and they were
to drive to Saluda, where she
would sign the certificate and the
ceremony would be performed. The
girl had concealed her hand baggage
in a vacant house, known as the old
John Grice house. Ben Spradley
and his wife knew nothing of the en
gagement and knew nothing of the
planned elopement and were inno
Young Spradley went to Monetta
Thursday prepared to carry out plans
for the elopment and marriage at
9:30 o'clock that night. While he
was sitting on the front piazza of
the house of his undle, Ben Sprad
ley, between eight and eight-thirty
o'clock, he says, two men appeared
at th front gate and halloed. Co
lumbus answered them and in reply
to their question told them his name.
They called him to the gate and as
he approached he deelares he recog
nized the two as Richard Holstein
and Grover Holstein, nephews of his
Spradley had stepped up to them,
he says, when Richard Holstein level
d a dou.bP1 barreled shotgun at him
and Grover Holstein covered him
with a magazine pistol, and both or
dered "hands up!" He obeyed this
command, and one of the Holsteins
searched but finding no pistol or oth
er weapons they informed the young
man that they wanted him and he
was marched down the road to a
buggy about 100 yards from the
house, into which he was placed and
driven some distance, perhaps a quar
ter of a mile, to the old .lohn Grice
house, whre the other members of
the party were awaiting them on the
roadside, in the semi-darkness.
In this group were six men, of
whom Spradley says he recognized
Gus Holstein, the father of the Miss
Gussie May Holstein; his son, Albert
Holstein; Sidney Holstein, another
nephew, and Doc Cockrell, who, he
says, is not related to the Holsteins.
The two other men he could not
recognize They were all armed with
guns or pistols and were careful that
their prisoner should see them.
When the buggy had been stopped
the men backed off a short distance
and held a conference as to what to
do with their helpless victim, now
that he was at their mercy, but
watching him slwply against his es
Spradley says he could hear all
that was said and it almost made his
hair rise on his head when Gus Hol
stein insisted that they hang him to
a large tree nearby and shoot his
brains out, but this was objected to
by the others, who said that they
did not want to kill him
The young man cut their argu
ment short by telling' them he would
leave the country if that was what
they wanted. He says he was pulled
from th buggy and dragged to the
roadside where every member of the
party, displacing their weapons,
prodded him with them He declares
he was stripped to the skin, thrown
fare downward to the ground and
held, while .-\. L. Holstein plied his
back with a buggy trace until he
was all but insensible, and telling
him to leave 'he community and nev
er return. Spradley was left lying
on the ground in an almost nude
state, while the mob drove away.
He walked from there to Johnston
and came to Augusta. He knf-w
JKKhing of the flogging of Don
Spradley or the death of Mrs. Sprad
ley, not having gone back to the
house nor having heiard anything
from there since he was flogged.
Says They're Dying Out.
Dr Ernest C. Levy, chief health of
ficer of the Richmond health depart
ment has come to the conclusion af
ter close comparative study of the
mortality statistics o fthat and other
cities that the American negro is
slowly and steadily dying and will be
virually extinct in the 21st century.
TWO CENTS PER COPY..
HEAT WAVE KILL
Over (he Thousand People Fall Viclins
to It Over in Germrcy
CAUSED BY DRY SPELL
Water So Low That Fish Cannot Eie
Eaten When Caught?Five Hun
dred People Die From Fever as the
Results of Gastritis Caused l?y
Lock of Water and Ice.
..A sepclal cablegram to the New
York World from Berlin, Germany,
says over a thousand deaths have re
sulted from sunstroke during the ten
days of Germany's heat wave, as well
as many more from heart failure
during bathing, and some 5C0 from
gastritis and typhus caused by lack
An epidemic has broken out in the
Moselle valley, caused, according to
medical reports, by decaying fish,
which were netted in shoals. Vast
quantities have ben 'handed the pub
lic authorities for destruction. The
fish were suffering from a kind of
scrofula owing to the overheated wa
In many German cities the water
works supply water for a couple of
hours daily. The police have had to
issue orders that no water from the
ordinary city supply pipes be used ex
cept for drinking. Even in Berlin the
authorities have suspended street
watering except dn the main avenues,
aa fears are entertained that the sup
ply may run short.
In the South German states almost
all the governments have suspended
work in public departments, except
for a few hours in the early morning,
as sickness resulting from the heat,
has decimated the staffs.
Schools will not be reopened in
the middle of August as usual be
cause the doctors declare that only
strong children would he able to en
dure brain work in the intense heat.
Meteorological authorities say the
weather must get hotter before the
heat wave passes.
Americans declare that the heat !b
more intense in Berlin than In New
Yrok, but not so deadly. Americana
who reached Berlin this week almost
all left again for the South, as the
city is simply a furnace.
Ice supplies are running short.
Chemists, who are ordinarily bound
to supply ice from distilled water,
will x?nly sell it now on a doctor's
certificate tha-t it is absolutely nec
WHITE MAN SHOT BY NEGRO*
From Ambush While Riding Along
The News and Courier says while
riding on horseback Friday after
noon on the public road near Mc
Clellanville, not far from the Awen.
daw bridge, where he was superin
tending some rof.ds work in his ca
pacity as township commissioner,
Horace W. Leland, son of A. W Le
land, a member of the Satte House of
Representatives and a well konwn
planter, was shot from ambush and
his horse wounded by IsaLh Brown
Immediately after the shooting
a posse was organized and the negro
captured and taken befon Magis
trate Beckman, by whom h was dis
patched to the Cbarle/.on County
Jail. It is said that there was some
talk of doing the negro bodily harm
and haste was made to get him ,to
The only cause which could be as
signed for the shooting was that the
negro and Mr Leland had been seen
in a dispute on tne Fourth of July.
Mr. Leland's wounds, which are in
his left thigh and wrist, are said to
be serious, but the physicians beliervw
he will recover. >
ASKS PRAYERS FOR RAIN.
Head of Fanners' Union Urges that
It Be Statewide.
E. W Dabbs, president of the South
Carolina Farmers' Union, has Issued
from Mayesville a call to all minis
ters of the gospel of all the churches
and devout men and women, in the
State requesting that next Sunday be
set aside as a day of prayer for rain,
as information from many sections
of the State tells of prevailing
droit:!!.', which in some localities is
as bad as the drought of 1881. Those
people who have been blessed with
rain are asked to join in the prayer
and all in thanksgiving for showers
wherever they have fallen *
i 0 m i
AH Records Are Broken.
The UTith company of coast artil
lery at rO-inch gun practice at San
Diego, Cat., Friday, y'lew its target
out of the water at 8,500 yards with
the fifth-shot and bad to stop. Col.
Fred K". Marsh of the department of
coast defense expressed belief that
all practice records for 10-inch guns
at that range had been broken.
Train Was Ditched.
Five were seriously hurt and 20
received lesser injuries Friday when
Train 23, of the Southern Railway,
was derailed six miles west of Salis
bury, N. C. The engine and all of
the coaches left the track and a chair
car went down" a twenty-five foot