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VOL. XL. NO. 91. NEWBERRY. S. 0., FRIDAY JUNE 10. 1904 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
DYNAMITE HURLED TWELVE
. MEN TO DEATH.
The Work of an Assassin Followed
By Murders And Rioting
Twelve men were killed and seven
seriously injured on.Monday by the
explosion of an infernal machine at
the railroad station in Independence
in Colorado. Eleven were killed out
right, being blown to pieces and one
died later from his wounds. All the
killed and injured, with the exception
of two men from the Deadwood mine.
were non-union miners employed on
the night shift of the Findley mine.
The infernal machine with which
the murder was committed consisted
of a quantity of dynamite. probably
300 pounds. a loaded revolver and a
long fine steel wire attached to the
irigger. The revolver was fastened so.
that the pulling of the trigger would
not draw it away. The wire ran from
under the station platform to the
cribbing of the Delmonico property.
about 4oo feet away, where its end
was fastened to a rung of a chair.
The dynamite was placed close to the
muzzle of the revolver, which was
discharged by pulling the wire. The
ball from the revolver and the re
sultant concussion exploded the dyna
A man ivas seen running down the
hill from the Delhonico property af
ter the explosion. The Victor troops,
who were oraered out by Mayor
French, rere so stationed as to keep
the people from passing over the path
taken by this man and bloodhounds
were sent from Canyon City and
Trinidad to trail the assassin.
The infernal machine used was sim
iliar to the one exploded in the Vindi
cator mine on Nov. 21. 1903. killing
The men quit work at 2 o'clock
this morning and were waiting to
board a suburban train on the Flor
ence and Cripple Creek railroad to
return to their homes in Cripple
Creek and Victor.
Deadly rioting broke out in Victor,
Col., the same afternoon, while a mass
meeting was being held to discuss the
Independence affair. Forty shots
. were fired into a crowd in the street.
R. McGee of Victor was shot dead
and at least six persons were injured.
Situation Quieted Down.
On Wednesday the Cripple Creek
district was put under martial law,
the adjutant general of the state tak
ing command of the troops.
The situation has quieted down.
Several union miners have been de
New York Times.
Prof. George Herbert Palgier, of
Harvard college, says that the mascu
line habit of rigid, logical reasoniing
is contracted very early, and in illus
tration he tells the following story:
"'A little boy and girl of my as
qu4aintance were tucked up snug in
bed when their mother heard them
talking. 'I wonder what we're here
for?' asked the little boy.
"The little girl remembered the
lesson that had been taught her and
replied sweetly. 'We are here to help
"The little boy sniffed. 'Then what
are the others here for?' he asked."~
Not So Bad.
-Miss Kate Fallon will sing 'For all
Eternity!' "was the startling an
nouncement calmly made by the
chairman of the Home Government
Branch at "the branch's last concert
of the season, yesterday. The song.
Shoa e en nly lasterd five minutes.
WRECK NEAR SALISBURY.
Southern's Passenger Train Between
- Atlanta and Washington Ran
Into Open Switch.
Charlotte. N. C.. June 9.-The
Southern's passenger train No. 40o
Atlanta to Washington. was wrecked
at an early hour this morning a mile
south of Salisbury by running into an
Engineer Tyler. who was running
the train, and the train's colored fire
man. Jim Watkins. both of Char
lotte, were instantly killed.
Another fireman, name unknown,
was seriously injured.
The Idtomotive and the postal car
were turned turtle and completely
Not a single passenger was injured.
RIGHT TO WHIP. HIS WIFE.
Louisville Judge Declares in Favor
of the Rod at Times.
A Louisville dispatch to the New
York World says that Police Judge
John J. Riley recognized the old Eng
lished custom of allowing a husband
the privilege of whipping his wife, and
as a result Squire Smith. who was be
fore the court on the charge of wife
beating. was dismissed.
Attorney Morgan read the law as
formerly practiced in England and
spoke at length of the privilege of a
husband. The evidence in the case
on trial showed that Smith had over
heard a conversation between his
wife. Mrs. Annie Smith. and another
man, and .accordingly he admonished
her not to talk to other men in the
When,Smith was arrested he an
nounced his intention of basing his
defence on a man's right to beat his
wife when she sufficiently offends. He
is a well known farmer and was never
known before to strike his wife.
I recognize the right of any hus
band whose record is otherwise
clear." said Judge Riley in dismissing
the case. "to chastize his wife where
her conduct isoffensive. There is no
other way by which he can censure
her properly for certain acts discred
itable to her and to him. I would not
punish the man for acting as he did."
As to Wearing Collars.
New York Sun. -
A seedy individual in a Broaaway
car the other day greeted a faultless
ly dressed passenger effusively. The
greetings became more and more per
sonal to the entertainment of the
other passengers. Casting envious
eyes on the other's raiment the seedy
one inquired in loud tones who his
tailor was, what haberdasher he pa
tronized. and who made his shoes.
Finally he asked:
"-And how many collars do you
His better dressed acquaintance sur
veyed him critically for a moment
"I don't know. l'ni sure." he
drawled. "How many weeks do you
wear a collar?"
Minor Engagement In Which Japs
Are Reported to Have Lost
St. Petersburg. June 9.-A Liao
Yang correspondent from Russia
wires that a minor naval fight occur
red in the Gulf of Pi Chi Li yester
day. in which one Japanese battleship
The correspondent adds that the
Chinese from the south say that the
Japanese attacke'd Port Arthur -(date
not known) and were repulsed with a
loss of thirty-five hundred men.
Four war vessels, probably torpedo
boats. were lost.
On June 7 the Japanese are reported
to have bombarded the coast between
Kwang Tung and Gotiychen. There
wer no causalties.
'STATE CONVENTION OF
WHERE THE DELEGATES
WILL BE ENTERTAINED.
This is Third Head. ... . ........
Next Week-Those Who Are
Expected to Attend.
The State Convention of Women's
Federated Clubs will meet in annual
session in Newberry next week. The
sessions 5f the convention will be
held in the new college auditorium.
The local clubs have made arrange
ments for the entertainment of the
visiting ladies. and a very pleasant
occasion is expected. Following are
the delegates who are expected to be
in attendance. together with the
homes where they will be entertained:
President. Mrs. Martha Orr Pat
terson. Greenville-Mrs. S. B. Jones.
Vice-president. Mrs. L. J. Blake,
Spartanburg-Mrs. R. D. Wright.
Second Vice-president, Mrs. L. T.
Nichols. Chester-Mrs. W. L.
Recording Secretary. Mrs. Julius
M. Visanska. Charleston-Mrs. R. D.
Corresponding Secretary. Mrs. An
drew C. Moore. Columbia-Miss
Treasurer. Mrs. R. D. Wright,
Auditor. Mrs. T Fraser James. Dar
lington-Miss Helen Mower.
General Federation. Secretary. Mrs.
Andrew C. Moore. Columbi'a-Miss
Chairman Education, Miss Louise
B. Poppenheim. Charleston-Mrs. J.
Chairman Kindergarten. Miss Min
nie Macfeat. Rock Hill-Mrs. W. G.
Chairman Library. Mrs. N. P.
Gridley. Greenville-Mrs. R. D.
Chairman Art. .Mrs. A. G. Brice,
Chairman Music. Mrs. J. R. Van
diver. Anderson-Mrs. James McIn
Chairman Domestic S. ience. Mrs.
On Constitutional Revision:
Mrs. W. P. Gridley. chairman,
Qreenville-Mrs. R. D. Wright.
Mrs. J. M. Patrick. Anderson-Miss
I For Establishment of Industrial
Mrs. M. F. Ansel, chairman, Green
ville-Mrs. .L. W. Floyd.
Mrs. J. M. Visanska. Charleston
Mrs. R. D. Wright.
Mrs. Ira B. Jones. Lancaster-Mrs.
S. B. Jones.
Mrs. W. B. Wilson . Rock Hill
Miss F. B. McCaughrin.
On Permanent Exhibit of Arts
IMrs. T. Fraser James. chairman,
Darlington-Miss Helen Mower.
On Investigation of County Edu
Mrs. Clifford. Union-Mrs. S.. G.
*Mrs. Klutz. Chester--Mr4. WV. K.
The Book Club:
Miss Isabel Haddon-Mrs. J. WV.
Miss Rose Maxwell-Mrs. George
Mrs. J. R. -Vandiver-Mrs. James
Civic Improvement Association':
Mrs. Rufus Fant-Hotel.
Mrs. S. Bleckley-Hotel.
Psyche Culture Club:
Mrs. Cora S. Ligon-Mrs. L. W.
Mrs. Carrie Patrick-Miss Maud
Thte Twentieth Century Club:
Mrs. H. WN. Carroll-Hotel.
Miss Sara Crosland-Miss Helen
The Maids and Matrons:
Miss Edna Healan--NfMiss Helen
Mrs. WV. E. Anderson--Hotel.
Miss M. K. Mazyck-Hotel.
Mrs. George E. Gibbon-Hotel.
Kelly Kindergarten Association:
Miss Erchmann-Mrs. William
Memminger School Alumnae Asso
Miss Agnes C. Sterhecker-Mrs. R.
Miss E. S. Finiey-Miss Vinnie Mae
Mrs. Smith's Alumnae Association:
Miss Addie Howell-Mrs. John A.
Psychology and Child Study Club:
Mrs. Ida M. Lining-Mrs. S. G.
Mrs. E. H. Hendlemann-Mrs.
John A. Summer.
Miss Minnie C. Burns-Mrs. S. G.
Mrs. C. P. Poppenheim-Mrs.
George. D. Davenport.
South Carolina Intercollegiate
Miss May B. Poppenheim-Miss
Miss Varina Brown-Mrs. W. H.
Mrs. John G. White-Mrs. J. W.
Mrs. E. F. Reed-Miss Nina Car
Joseph Wylie Park Association.
Mrs. A. G. Smith-Mrs. W. G.
Miss Rhea Wachtel-Miss Gordon
Sin Nonmbre Club:
Miss Marion Leelsie-Mrs. E. C.
Miss Bessie Lindsay-Miss Car
Mrs. A. W. Klutz-Miss Mary Bur
Mrs. W. H. Hand-Mrs. W. K.
Frec Kindergarten Association ot
Mrs. Margaret H. Gaston-Mrs.
Mrs. J. T. Booth-Mrs. J. W. '.M.
Columbia Art Leagqe:
Miss Belle Williams-Mrs. Glenn's.
Mrs. S. D. Childs-Mrs. R. D.
Alumnae Association of Columbia
Mrs. Watkins-Mrs. R. D. Wright.
Miss Emmie Douglass-Mrs.
Col~1umbia H ospital Association:
Miss Fannie McCants-Mrs. J. T.
M'rs. August Kohn-Mrs. Ei. H.
New Century Club:
Dr. Sarah Allan-Mrs. J. J. Lane.
Mrs. Robert Gibbes-Mrs. S. B.
The Thursday Club:.
Mrs. B. M. McGee-Miss F. B.
Ss. J. I. Westervelt--Mrs. P. C.
The Thursday Afternoon Club:
Mrs. M. F. Ansel-Mrs L.. WV.
Mi-- Hattie Pope-Mr:. S. Pope.
Twentieth Century Club:
Miss L.yde Walters--Mrs. J. E.
Miss Mary Mauldin-Mrs. T. C.
(Cnnuerd on Eighth Page.)
FACES A NEW EPOCH
ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT A
Class Day Exercises on Wednesday
Dr. J. A. B. Scherer Inaugurated
-The Other Events.
The forty-eighth annual commence
ment of Newberry college came
to a close on Wednesday morning,
when a graduating class of twenty
ive received their diplomas,.and the
new president of the institution, Dr.
James A. B. Scherer, was inaugurated.
Of the graduating class seventeen
are young men and eight are young
ladies as follows: L. W. Bedenbaugh,
L. M. Bouknight. 0. L. Buzhardt,
Miss Bertha L. Davidson. J. R. Ful
mer, H. H. Haltiwanger, T. K. John
stone, Miss Carrie Mayes, Miss Julia
Paisley, C. W. Riser, W. B. Seabrook,
0.. B. Simpson, H. J. Bla'ck, Miss
Mary Lou Bowers, J. R. Coleman,
Miss Ethel Duncan, E. B. Hallman,
Miss Helen Hunter, Miss Lola Lake,
J. R. McKittrick, J. C. Riley, M. C.
Riser. Miss Millie Simmons. 0. H.
Swygert. J. L. Yonce.
Of this class Mr. James R. McKit
trick was awarded first honor, and
Mr. L. M. Bouknight and Miss Lola
Lake second honor, without distinc
The class day exercises began at
ro o'clock and were followed by the
inauguration of the new presidnt,
Dr. James A. B. Scherer. Dr. Scher
er's inaugural address is published in
The exercises were attended by an
audience which filled every available
inch of space in the opera house. in
cluding the people of the town and
county and representatives of almost
every county in the state and almost
every state in the south.
A New Epoch.
The day marked the beginning of
a new epoch in the history of New
berry college. The untiring labors
of consecrated men during the past
half century of its existence have
made possible the great future which
now stretches out beffre it itill of
opportunity and of bright promise.
The exercises were opened with
prayer by Dr. S. T. Hallman. secre
tary of the board of trustees.
Orations were delivered by eight
young -men. who had been selected
at a preliminary contest held in the
college chapel several days ago. They
were introduced by President George
B. Cromer. The speakers, with their
subjects were as follows:.
H. J. Black. Leesville-A Southern
Man for President.
L. M. Bouknight. Irmo-Graft.
J. R. Fulmer. Hilton-The Peerage
H. H. Haltiwanger. Chapin--At
the Feet of the Millionaire.
T. K. Johnstone. Newberry-New
C. WV. Riser. Newberry-Martial
WV. B. Seabrook. Newberry-The
Advance of Russia.
J. R. McKittrick. Kinards-Valedic
The speakers all acquitted them
selves with credit, and were liberally
awarded with applause and beautiful
flowers, without which commence
ment would not be commencement
The orations were interspered with ex
cellent music, which was furnished
for the occasion by the Newberry or
The valedictory by Mr. James R.
McKittrick. of Kinards, was an elo
quent andl tender farewell address.
Presentation of Medals.
The German medal, given by the
Rev. C. E. Weltner. of Augusta. Ga..
to that student maintaining the high
est average throughout the course.
was presented by Dr. Julius D.
n~eer of Semwan S. C.. former