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ESTABLISHED 1865 NEWB3ERRIY, S. C., FRID)AY, OCTOBER 23, 1903. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50) A YEAR
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
Outside the State.
In a disastrous freight wreck
near Wheeler's, Tenn., on the Mo
bile and Ohio railroad, on Monday,
three men wete killed.
The American Bankers' Associa
tion is in session in San Francisco.
The convention is attended by
thousands of financiers from all
parts of the country.
The Alaskan decision has been
signed in London. The decision
grants practically all the American
contentions. Two of the Canadian
commissioners refused to sign, but
it was signed by a majority and is
By the death of Gordon McKay,
millionaire inventor of the shoe
making machinery, which occurred
at Newport, R. I., on Monday, it
is understood that Harvard Univer
sity becomes enriched by something
A steaner loaded with wheat and
carrying a crew of twenty-two and
fourteen passengers struck on Blan
co reef out of Marshfield, Ore.,
Monday evening during a heavy
fog. Of those on board seventeen
have reached shore. The others
are not ytt accounted for.
The Southern has suffered an
other wreck. In a head-on colli
sion on its line between Keysville
and Meherrin, Va., on Monday,
four trainmen were instantly killed
and five injured. Each train was
crowded with passengers who suf
fered from the shock.
The lifeless body of a well-dressed
man about 40 years of age, was
found in his room at the Portland
hotel, in St. Louis, Mo., on Mon
day. From letters found it is
known the dead man is Spofford J.
Moore, of Kershaw, S. C. From
signs on his body it is believed he
A sensational shooting affair oc
curred near Kinston, N. C., on
Monday. Mrs. Richard Ward went
to Cook E. Stroud, from whom she
was divoced two years ago, and de
manded possession of her children.
Stroud refused to give them tip and
a quarrel ensued, in which several
shots were exchanged, both parties
being injured, but neither seriously.
The Maryland Trust company,
heavy backers of Mexican railway
securities, and the Union Trust
company, fiscal agents for the
South and Western railway in Vir
ginia, both failed on Monday. the
two failures succeeding each other
in rapid succession and causing
gi.eat excitenient in Baltimore finan
~'cial circles. The total liabilities of
the two companies exceed teni mnil
lioni dollars. Money was promptly
shipped into Baltimore and the sit
uation was relieved.
The United States circuiit couirt
at Little Rock, Ark., haes granted
an order restraining muembers of the
local branchi of the Brotherhood of
Railway Expressnmen, who are out
ont a strike, from interfering ini any
manner with the newv emiployes of
the Paciffc Express Co. It is re
ported from Houtston TPex. , that
two of the now emnployer of this
compIlany wer. pulled fromt the ex
press car there and compelled to
By the breaking of a steel cable,
carrying carrying five beams to
their position from a barge below
to a bridge in process of construc
tion over the Monongahela river,
at Pittburg, Pa., letting the beams
fall upon the movable cranes, more
than a dozen workmen were hurled
to death on Monday by a fall of
more than oo feet, striking the
water and two barges beneath.
Many more were injured and part
of the bridge is a total wreck.
W. Y. Hoskins, who killed John
Robertson, in Memphis, Tenn.,
several months ago, has been ac
quitted of the ciarge of murder.
This case has attracted wide-spread
interest because of the plea of the
defense, the line of which was that
Hoskins shot Robertson to prevent
him from killing Mrs. Robertson.
Hoskins a was disinterested spectatot
of the difficulty and killed the man
when the woman's life became en
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
In the State.
David Toomey, colored, shot and
instantly killed Bub Allen, colored,
in a negro barber shop in Greenville
on Saturday night.
Charleston heads the list of naval
estimates for 1905, as approved by
Secretary Moody. The estimate
for the Charleston navy yard is
Mrs. B. R. Tillman, who was
painfully wounded recently in a
runaway, it is reported from Tren
ton, is getting along well. For
several days she was critically ill
and up until a week ago it was
feared her injuries would result
fatally. It is thought now, how
ever, thot all danger is past.
John Dendy a noted negro despe
rado of Greenville county, was shot
last week and seriously wounded
by Constable Davenport, of the
constabulary force, in a hand-to
hand encounter. Constable Daven
port, who was in search of an illegal
distillery, had entered the negro's
house after being satisfied from look
ing in the window and observing
the negro handling liquor, that he
was connected with the distillery he
To State Fair via C., N. & L.
The C., N. & L. will run special
trains to Oolumbia on account of
the State Fair on Wednesday, the
28th, Thursday, the 29th, Friday,
the 30th, and Saturday, the 31st,
leaving Newterry at 8 o'clock in
the morning, and returning leaving
Columbia at 6.30 p. mn., except on
Friday niight when the train will be
held until 1o p. mn. in order to give
ample time to witness the Trades
Display parade. The price of tick
ets for the round tlip), including ad
mission to the fair grouInds. will be
02.04; except onl Saturdlay wh'en
the exceedingly low rate of $1.74
is offered on account of Bartnum &
Bailey's circus in Columbia that
day. TPickets on sale October 2i'-39,
inclusive, good to return until
An Old Negro Dead.
Va ughanville, October 22.-AnnI
Grigsby, colored, died onl October
19. She was far above tile average
niegro womlani, and w~as well thought
of by the white peop)le. She lived
on Mr. J. WV. Matthews' p)lace- for
twenty.five years. Y.
THE WHAM MURDER TRIAL.
John G. Wham Entrs a Plea of Self-De
fense-Case Was Concluded
Laurens, S. C., October 21.
The case of the State vs. John G.
Wham, charged with the murder
of L. W. Ramage on the 9th of last.:
July, was called in the criminal
court here yesterday morning. The
court house was packed and jammed
all day yesterday and again today.
The case is fresh in the minds of
the public. Wham, in his own
yard, shot Ramage, when Ramage
had called upon him to demand an
explanation of his conduct towards'
his (Ramage's) niece. Wham,
after the shooting, escaped, but
later returned to Laurens and sur
rendered. The parties both lived
Ramage claimed that Wham had
written a note to his niece, signing
the name of a young lady visitor at
his house, asking her to come over
and spend the day with him. The
note was discovered by the young
lady's mother, who took her daugh
ter and proceeded to Wham's house
to demand an explanation. Wham
is a married man and his family
were away from holne spending the
day. Wham admitted that he was
the aut hor of the missile. A few
days later, Ramage, the young
lady's uncle, went to Wham to de
mand an explanation. Ramage
was standing in Wham's yard when
Wham shot him dead.
Wham on the stand swore chat
lie shot Ramage in self defense;
that Ramage was standing with his
pistol drawn within ten leet of him
when he presented his rifle and fired.
The case was concluded today.
The verdict has not yet been ren
FATAL RACE RiOT.
Negroes Near New Orleans Defy Authority
and Suffer the Consequences.
New Orleans, October 20.-As a
result of a bloody encounter between
a band of negroes, led by a white
man, and a constable's posse, three
negroes have been killed and seven
or eight wounded, in the rear of
Pecan plantation, in St Charles
Parish. None of the posse was
hurt. The surviving negroes and
their white leader, Pat McGee, fled
to the swamp) and are being searched
for. Further trouble is feared.
McGee and the negroes have b)een
working for the Mississippi Valley
Railroad. Several days ago com
p)laint was lodged against them that
they had contracted debts and re
fused to pay. Charges were made
and Constable Songy went out to
see the negroes. On his way he
met John Hinds, a negro assistant
of McGee, who covered him with
a shotgun and comm nanded himi to
keep away from tihe camp. Songy
returned to St Rose and organized
a posse. Near the campll the posse
encountered eighiteeni of' thle negroes
and McGee, all hecavilly armed.
Bloth parties conicealed t hemselves
in the high wveedls and a battle of
twenty minutes resulted. T1hie
negroes and McGee finially lost their
nerve and fled. The bodies of three
of the negroes were p)icked up when
the smoke cleared away. Several
negroes were wonoimi
SAFE-BLOWERS AT WORK.
lasked Men Make Unsuccessial Attempts
to Secure Money Near Ben
Tews and Courier.
Bennettsville, October 21.---Last
iight after midnight three masked
nen called at the coxitral telephone
)ffice at McColl, this county, and
:overed Mr. Hood, the operator,
with pistols, securely tied him, took
liim with them (own-stairs into the
bank. They placed him in the rear
room and then made five unsuccess
Ful attempts to h )w open the large
safe with explosives. After their
Failure the operator was placed in
the iron vault and locked up, wlhere
hle was found and liberated this
morning. Had an entrance been
made to the safe several thousand
:ollars would have been secured.
Officers wite bloodhounds have
been in pursuit of the safe blowers
EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS.
The 58th Congress Will Meet on Monday,
November 9, to Consider Cuban
Pre4ideit Roosevelt has issued a
proclamation calling the Fifty
eighth congress in extraordinaYrv
session November 9 at 12 o'clock.
The proclamation states that the
purpose of the session is to con
sider a commercial convention be
tween the United States and Cuba,
which will require the approval ol
THE C., N. & L. ROAD.
Annual Meeting Stockholders-H. C. Mose
ley Re-Elected Vice-President and
M. A. Carlisle Director.
The stockholders of t; Im
bia, Newverry ind T -il
road held their aunt. inl
Columbia Tuesday. rle rc, it of
President Childs showed the road
to be in a flourishing financial con
dition The road during the yeir
has purchased a large amount of
rolling stock and passenger cars,
and now is fully equipped with
locomotives and cars. All of the
old officers were re-elelted for the
coming year as follows: W. G.
Childs, president; H. C. Moseley,
vice president; T. H. Gibbes, secre
tary. The directors of the roads
are: W. G. Childs, H. C. Mose
ley, V. H. Lyles, James Woodrow,
W. T. Martin, M. A. Carlisle, E.
St. John, Portsmiouith; J. Skelton
Williams, Richmond; Harry Wal
ters, Baltimore; J. R. Kenly, Wil
mington, and WV. G. Elliott, Wil
ASSASSINS WORKED CHEAPLY.
Amounts Said to Have Been Paid Serviani
Officers Who Killed Kinig
Vienna, October 21r.--A story is
publlishmed here to tnhe effect that the
8ervianm army oflicers who ama:si
nated King Alexander andl Queen
D)raga recei vedl payment as follows:
The Qtieen's brother-inm-lIawa, Col.
Machmin, nowv coinnnanider of the
Belgrade anid D)annmbe divisionis of
the army, $6oo Col. Mischmitch,
recently departmnenital chief of the
mninistry of wvar, and two others,
$4.800o. 1Jun1ior oficers fromil $400)
to $m .ooo. M . A wak mmno v ics, for
uindlertakihng tIhe leadership of the
provisionial govermnment, $i 0,oo0.
TPhere is no0 con firmnation of the
DEATH OF G. D. TILLMAN.
Youngest Son of the Late Congressman
G. D. Tillman Passed Away
Clark's Hill, October 21.- Mr.
George D. Tilinan, aged 23 years,
youngest son of the late Hon. Geo.
). Tillman, died at his home here
at 7 o'clock last night. He attend
ed the Citadel Academy, at Char
leston, and was one of the most
popular students in his class. He
waS Court stenographer of the 3d
judicial circuit for a number of
years and colonel on Governor Mc
Sweeney's staff. All of his imnie
diate family were with him wlien
he passed away, except Judge and
Mrs. 0. W. Buchanan, who were
detained in Winnsboro on account
of a sick child, who has typhoid
fever. The funeral services will be
held this afternoon at this place,
after which his body will be interred
beside the gr..ve of his father.
TROUTING RECORD AGAIN BROKEN.
Cresceus Again Holds World's Record,
Having Gone a Mile in Less Than
Cresceus broke the world's trot
ting record for a mile on the Wich
ita, Kans., track Monday after
noon, going the distance in 1-59 3-4,
beating the previous recordl held by
Lou I)illon and Major Delmar by a
quarter of a second.
The dy was ideal and the track
could not have been better.
IIHe broke when ihe first scored for
the word but on the next attempt
was sent off, going the first quarter
in thirty seconds flat. There was
V cheer when he reached the half in
5I 3-4, and when the three-quar
ters was pas.ed in I.30 the cheer
became an uproar. Just before he
reached the wire Crescens broke
and it is believed lost fully three
quarters of a second. He caught
handily and flashed under the wire
in 1.59 3-4. No wind shield was
used. Cresceus was )aced by Mike
THE PAINLESS TOOTH EXTRACTOR.
The Case Against Dr. Harding in the Rich -
land Court Continued-C. L
Blease of Counsel.
Colunbia, October 20.-Much
time was taken up in the circuit
court this morning with arguments
for a continuance of the case against
Dr. Geo. R. Harding, a dlentist of
this city, who has been indicted by
the State dental board on the charge
of practicing without a license. D r.
Harding has as his counsel A. M.
Boozer, of this city, aid Cole. L.
Blease, of Newherry, and they
asked for a continuance on the
ground of the absence of material
wmtitneses and also on the ground
that D)r. H arding was Huffering
from heart disease. Jno. J. Earle,
counsel for thle dhental association,
oplx>sedl thme granting of a continu
anice and asked that thme case he
triedl at Once, sl ating that D)r. Hard
ng would be suffering from heart
(disease at thme next term of court
anid that the dlefenldant had time
enough to get the witnesses here.
J udge McCullough granlted thme re
qulest for 'onitinl umance.
D)r. HIarding is wvell knownm in
Newberry , hayving had consierable
prce during his appoint mments