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TEACHER'S ASSAILANT CAUGHT
D Negro Accused of Attacking Miss
Pittman Arrested-Traced by
Bloodhound.-Negro Did not
L Succeed in his At- -
ke News and Courier.
Marion, March 12.-The negro,
Nathan M-eLean, who attempted to
assault Miss Estelle Pittman, the
niuic teacher of Oak Grove School,
ini upper Marion county, yesteiday
i- afternoon, was capt-ured at Dillon at
r- a very early hour this morning.
r- Tliere seem-s to be very little doubt
1- that he is the guilty one. Circum
is stances were strongly against him,
Le and, while lie did not admit his guilt,
i lie is said to have made statements
wliich were very incriminating. Wlhen
first arrested lie was lodged in the
Dillon guard house, but was soon
taken out by Chief of Police Gilmore
Smith and Deputy Wiggins and hur
it ried out of town, ostensibly to be
broughIt to Marion jail, but inistead
lie was taken to the namer station, a
.e distance of six miles, where they
;s boarded a train for Fayetteville, N.
C., and here lodged him in jail.
News of the crime (lid not reach
1Marion until a very late hour yester
day afternoon. It is understbod that
it it was itot reported earlier to the
y sheriff, for the reason that it was
thionglit that the criminal would be
caught during the afternoon, and
there would be an opportunity to
t lynich him without being molested by
r the sheriff.
Just across from this store, kept by
It a Mr. Parper, stands the Oak Grove
e Sclool house, where a flourishing
,e school is taught, with Miss Leila Ber
I Y as principal. and in which Miss
Pittman is the teacher of music. The
%1urroun101111ding country is very thickly
populated, and there is very little
wooded land. It is natural, therefore,
to slppose that when this girl of IS
left the school room for her boarding
n place at Mr. Levi wlittiigtoni's, sie
diJ so withiout the least apprehension
of possible danger awaiting her.
Story of the Crime.
f The -tory of the crime as leypned
d from a prominen.t citizen and friend
I- of the young lady, wlo had just talk
n1 ed with her, was that she left the
3- school room at about 3 o'clock, her
dities as music teacler having been
n finisled; tha-t she was alone, walk
n ing along slowly, reading a book.
Is While passing through a wooded see
it tion of the road, about a quarter of a
t. mile from the school house, she noti
o ced a negro man in .the woods, go
inlg in the same direction as herself,
but approaching the road gradually.
She said that at first. she paid no at
h tention, but soon became somewhat
e alarmed, but, thitnking that there
a was o one nearl enough to hear her if
she made an outdry, she determined
to put on a brave front and walked
a little faster.
She reali.ed that it was useless to
tiry to) escape by rining, anid hoped
~until the negro w~as within a few feet
of hetr that lie would pass by, wh'len,
Ywithbout saying a word, lhe sprang,
r~asing4 her by the throat with one
hand and arounid the waist with the
0Resisted the Attack.
Hf1-ere is whtere her wonderful cour
eage and determiniation to fight to the
e last stood her in good stead. Al.though
d she could not scream, she could use
both hands, and this she did to good
purpose. The struggle did not last
long, butt it seemed1 an age to her be
Sfore for. some reason lie seemed to
e become alarmed anid loosened his
grip), when she ran with all hen might
towardl her boarding house, whtichi was
three-quarters of a mile distant.
o Before reaching there she ,was
thorough..ly exbausted, but bravely
hedout until she reached the' house,
and( told of her terrible experience.
Two men were ploughing in thoefield
I nearby and had just beetn passed b)y
Miss Pittmani before Alto was attack
edj0(. They had seen the young lady
coming down the road, and had also
setn the negro, but thought of no dani
.ser, and when the attack was made
they \were at the other end of the
il.Three Suspects Arrested,
SjThe search was thorough during
th9 afternoon. every mul,to in the
. WELL SATISFIE
EW IMMIGRATION LAW WII
NOT HAMPER HIS WORK.
thers Not so Well Pleased--Son
Southerners, However, Express
Deep Regret at Passage
of New Law.
Washington Cor. The State.
olConimissioi Watson went to El
frope fully satisfied after the confe
ence with the president and the atto
ney general' that the new immigr,
tion law would not interfere with ht
)efforts to bring in immigrants, as I
lad been doing or at least very imu
after that fashion.
Ex-Gov. Heyward went home lik
wise satisfied, and those who were
eonference with some of the big a
ministration iuck-a-mucks last nigi
xpresed themselves as satisfied.
But some of the Southern repre
)entatiies at that conference who a:
till in Washington today expire
deep regret that the law was passe
declaring that it cannot but interefi
with the immigration movement if ti
construction is put on it which mu;
be put upon it if words mean whi
they say. There is, moreover, a vei
distinct feeling of disaproval of tl
course of those Southern senato
who voted for the bill under the a
.surance from the White -House thi
the law would madke no change so ft
as the Southern immigration mov
ment was concerned. They say thu
the senators should have read ti
law for themselves and not hai
trusted to Taft and Root and su(
fellow-s to read it for them.
DEPOT AT DYSON.
'People Very Much In Earnest ]
The people in the community
yson, a station on the Columbia an
Greenville railroad just on the Greet
wood side of Saluda river, have bec
endeavoring for quite a while to s,
ure depot facilities at that point.
%vmetime ago they sent a petitic
to the'superintendent of this divisic
signed by quite a number of citizei
in the vicinity of Dyson, asking t
depot be given ttem at (ihat poin
A copy of the petition was filed alh
with the railroad commissioners.
At the si-gestion ~of Superinten<
ent R. E. Simpson a conference wf
held at Dyshn on Wednesday, at whi(
were present the railroad omcials, ti:
railroad commissioners and quite
nu111mber of citizens who were anxiol
for better depot facilities. Tn fa
at present they have no depot facil
I'ties at all.
Ofcourse there is not mutch pro:
-ctof any town beimut built at D:
son: butt there is a lar2'e territoi
reaehing (lown into Saluda count:
roa sttio thn ay oherPoint an
it i moe cnveien toreach. TI
-eeks to cross, and they are cut ol
rom Chpel ytervrand th
pvore present at this conference urge
veryv ear nestly upon the railroad at
Ihor ities to grant their request.
The r ailroad nowv has p)assengt
eckets on sale a.t this point, and thi
qumber of tickets sold during tl
Year 1906 amounted to between set
ntty-'fiWi and one hundred dollat
per mont>h. In addition to thtat,
~'at deal of fertilizer iq shippedt
qpoint, anid at present a greg
al .of wood -is being shipped awa
4.consideraNbl amoutnt of lumbel
r'1ime were a depot, thte busine.s
be much larger; because thi
st,ores, whiich are more cor
Sto Dyson titan any othe
ionild htave thteir goods shmi1
tore, tnstead of to Ninety Si
,ommisnionters promised t
I41e 'matter up at their meetin,
4 and it wvill be kaown in
Sca what setion was taken.
aeighborhood at all answering to the'
lescriptiop she gave was called upon
to give an account of their where
%bouts. Before night three had been
arrested upon susicioii and taken be
fore her for identitifeation, but in
Rael instance she was positive they
were not the guilty ones.
Durinz the afternoon Miss Pittman
had .tuffered a great deal from the
0f.fets of the fri -lt and from ex
haustion from her run for life, and
was extremely nervous, but in the
3vening she was very nuih better and
ha(d practically regained her compos
atre by the hour for retiring.
Two negroes were under suspicion,
)lie a former resident of the comnimun-.
ily, who had mnoved below Sellers, and
lie other the negro who attemted to
take the train at Latta. A )ary head
Dd by Deputy Sheriff Dozier went
for the negro below Sellers and
found him, but he easily established
Dog's Scent was True.
Ieanlwlhile the efforts to secure
bloodhounds were meeting With sue
ess. A sl)ecial train from Chad
I)ourne wa.z briniging the chief of
police of that town and one blood
bound. It was abqut daylight when
the dog was put on the trail, which
lie followed by way of Mallory to Lat
tn, where lie went over the course
taken. by the negro wlio atteml)ted
to take the north-bound train there
the night before. Without a break he
kept the trail to Dillion following it
to the door of the guard house from
wlhielh the prisoner had just been re
The negro is said to be half-witted
rellow and his home was, it is report
Rd, here, on the plantation of Mr.
Adolphus Stackliouesc, near Dillon.
The case has been a sensation in
Uarion and all over the county for
the past twenty-four hours. There
were at least a lialf-dozen lynching
parties in search of the nezro as soon
ils it was learned that lie had been
!al)tured and taken from Dillon.
No Danger Now of Lynching.
-The sheriff at Fayetteville inquired
'y telephone this afternoon if there
6vas any truth in the rumor in cireula
ion there that a mob would go from
this county to take the prisoner from
im, but was assured that there was
miothing in it, that the excitement
comcd to have passed away. It is
iot known when the prisoner will be
roug-ht to Marion or if lie will be
irst taken to Oak G'rove to be identi
Miss Pittman is the daughter of
Iie late Dr. Pittman, of Rowland, N-.
i., where her mother still resides.
THE CHASE IS ABANDONED
gegro in North Carolina Believed to
be Party,Wanted in Marion
Latta, Marcli 13.-Believing that
lie negro McCleary, now in the
\Torthm Car'olina pentitentiary at
R~alei<rh, is the fiend who at tempted
im itssault upon a young lady in thmis
youtyt., the chase for suspects in
these p)arts wvas called off this af
ernoon. Three negroes have been tak
an before the young lady, but she
ailed to identify them.
Miss Pit tman left for her home
ecar Rowland, N. C., this evening.
'ur'thier than being frightened she was
iot harmed by the wvould-be assail
Wm CLEARY CONFESSES
TO ATTEMPTED ASSAULT.
Wegro Brought to Penitentiary From
Raleigh Admits Crime in Ma
rihe State, 14th.
Naihan McCleary was lodged in the
sout h Carolina peiititentiary this
norninig at 2.30 o'clock, having beeni
>roughit here from Raleigh on the
out hern train by Special Deputy A.
I. Wiggins .of Dillon, by order of
lov. Ansel. He will remain here for
McCleary made a confession to
bir. A. J1. Betheca, the governor's piri
ate secretary, at the penitentiary of
laying attempted the assault upon
hfiss Pittman, the Marion county
chiool teacher. HIe talks of implicat -
ig othEr din"kies in ime c,-ime.
DID HE HELP TO KIT. GREEN?
Man Arrested at Union Suspected of
Knowing Something of the Co
lumbia Double Homicide.
News anuId coiier.
Unlionl, Marchl 13.-A wItenan,
giving his name its R. W. Walton,
of Blythledale, Missouri, was arrest
ed by tlit police of this city last, niight
Oil suspi(-ionI of being connected with
tile mui-er o' C. B. Gireenl, the mer
chant whIo was killed in Columbia a
few days ago. Deputy Sheriff Carr
came up f'rom Columbia this morning
and carried the man back to that city
on the mida(ly train.
Prior to his arrest it is said that
Walton gave various accounts of his
place of' birth, saying among other
things tlit he was born in Australia
and had w%orked on the Panama Can
al. To the chief of police after his
arrest, lie stated lie was from Missou
ri and that lie had been at work in
South iFlorida and was on his way
home, mail that lie reached Columbia
trom Savannahi last Sunday night,
leaving that place on foot early Sun
Waltoi said today that lie arrived
in Colhunhia at 5 a. i. Sunday and
left an hotr later. Hlis accounts of
himself (41::t Iadiet thlemselves in oth
er ways. and, taken with his appear
ance, whit-li tallies with the descrip
tio~n of t:e men thought to have been
ani accessory to the murder of Mr,
Green, makes him out a decidedly
suspicious character. Chief of Police
Long talked with Coroner Walker, of
fichland, last night, and the latter
asked that Wallon be held for the
dieputy >hieriff, an(. as strated, he
was taken to Columbia today.
To Reopen the Inquest.
Columbia. March 13.-A man whc
gives th'e name of R. M. Walton and
wihlo says his home is in Missouri, ,is
in tlie ichland jail. pelldin: further
i\vesti.-ation into the donble homi
(ide at Shandon last Saturday night.
On tle strength of his arrest an.
inforIiation obtained sinlce Suiiday
Coroner Walker will reopen the in
quest iito the dealIi of Charlie B.
Green and Edgar Marslial, and it is
likely- that the hearing of testimony
will he resumed I o-mnorrow night.
Waloion was in Union wlien his talk
aroused suspicion and, upon infor
mation sent from that city, the cor
oner wore out a warrant, which was
placed in the hands of Sheriff Cole
man and Deputy Johin Carr went up
to Illion this mornin" returning in
tle afternoon with the man who had
been arrested by the Union police.
The coroner interviewed him in the
jail and the statements made by Wal
ton do not allay suspicion. He states
fhat hv 'came lere from Savannalh
Satuirday and spent Saturday night
here, -oing up the railroad to Alston
on foot Sunday morning. He at first
denied ever having been in jail be
tore. hut owned up later to ,revious
acqiuaintanceeship with the bars.
Ii is likely thuat persons who saw
yoiun.' MIarshuall Sat urday nighit be
fore thle attempt to robil ( ireen will 1)e
ivenm a look at Walton and1( t hey can
say whether or not he was Ithe pers5on
seenu ini company with Marshall that
('oroner 'Walker is being huig~hly
comm1ilendedl for thle work lie is dloinig
in this case and, while many (do not
believe there was another man con
eernedl in the robbery and murder,
his etforts to followv every clue that
minght bring results will comand ap
proval. Hie has done his full dulty
dlespite c* ircumst ances thati mighi dis
may a less 'oniscienionii's i 'ticial.
Thie cor'one'r will ciedeavou' to gtt
Solic'it or Timmermani here for' thle in
riuuest t o-mY0iioro nigh t. J1. Hi.
SPO)NSORJ AND MAIDS ELIMIN
Gen. Lee Announces That He Will
Make no Appointments.
JIacks<'on, Miss., March 1ll.-G0en.
St ephen 1). Lee, commiander-in-('hief
of the UTnited Confederate Veterans,
hias annmionnieed t.hat lie will not ap
poi nt a sponsor and maids of huoinour
for Ite reunion to lie hlcd at Rich
mnond1 next June. This deter'mination1
is iir accordance with the wish of
the United Daughters of the Confed
wracy, as expr'essed at their last gen
WILL NOT BE HAMPERED.
Until July, at Least, Aliens May En
ter This Country-Bonaparte to
Prepare Another Opinion.
Washington, March 13.-Iiforina
tion received today renders it clear
dlat (lie imnmigration authorities, as
one result of the several conferences
recently held in which ilithe president.
Secretary Struas, Atorney General
lBollaparte, Commissioner of Imi
gratiou Sargent and prominent men
of the South have participated, will
interpret flie existing immigration
law as it was interpreted in the South
Carolina case. The attorney general
has held that the immigrants landed
at, Charleston, S. C., last November
are legally in this country. They
were induced to come to America by
nathorized agents of (lie State of
South Carolina anld tle passage imon
cy of some. at least, of them was paid
by the state, and of otihers by contri
bu1tions by citizens.
Several other Southern states have
deeided to seek immigration along
the same lines as were followed by
Souti Carolina amd it is understood
they, will not be intereferred with in
the earrViIg out of, their plais,
prior )o thle 1st of niext 1uily, oin wlich
(late the act of Feb. 20. 1907. will be
come effective. In others words, such
immi-raits as present tlemselves to
the ports of this couitry before July
1, next, 1under conditdions the same-as
surrouided those who a.riv-ed at
Charleston, S. C.. last November will
be permitted to land.
Meanwhile Attorney General Bonn
parte will examine carefuily the new
immigration law and will prepare an
intei pretation of it for the guidance
of the administration and of tlie
southern states. It is quite certain
Ihat the states, under the new law,
will be permitted to advertise the
advatitages to immigrants of locating
withliin tleir borders, but wh-Ietlier tle
state a1u1thoritie are bo I)e ermilitted
to go to the extent of furniishilng im
migi ants with transportation to this
couni-try is vet. problemiatical.
It is the opinion of Attorney Gen
eral Bonaparte (hat they wvill be per
initted to. dp so, but lie expects fur
ther to examine tle law in tlie light
of tle decisions of tle courts, anld ren
der. to the president a formal opinion
on the subject before the law shall
Important Trade Mark Decision.
Lynchburg, Va, Feb 14th, 1907-A
decision of importance to all manufac
turers of trade mark goods has been
awarded by Judge Prit eid in the
United States Circuit Cour1, of this
The question involved! was whether
the Allen ' Brotlhers Tobacco Co.. of
Iyielhbuirl., Va., has t(le legal right.
to use on its ''Traveler'' brand of
plug tobacco a tag similar ini size,
shape, color and slant of lettecring,
but1 different as to wordin., from that
used by (lie R?. J. lReynolds Tobancco
Co., of Winston-Salem, N. C.. on its
''Schnapps'' PIng Tobacco.
In (lie argument, on motion of (lie
plaintiff, flhe R. J1. Reynolds Tobacco
C'o., t hat a restrai ninig. order b)e issu
ed forbiding (lie dlefendlant company
from further imitating its tag, many
affidavits weire sub)mit ted tending to
show that owing to (lie similarity of
(lie tags, (lie ''Traveler'' tobacco,
purchased by dealer's at a lower price,
was soild to uinedu en t ed chewers for
In a dlece signed by JTudge Prit
chia rd, (Iih Al(len Bro t hers Tobacco
Companiy is enjoined froni manufa Ce
turing, putting up, advertising, sell
in'e, or offering for sale p1inm tob'acco
bearing a tag idlent ical withI or like
(lie -saidl tag of the complainant,
known as the ''Schnapps'' tag.
A ccording to this decision, no man..
iifact iue can imit(ate even in color,
shape, or style of lettering, (lie trade
mark of a not her manonfacturver, even
Shioiugh (lie wording be ent irely dlifler
When L4ove can be found nowhere
elue, look in the uneno an,
HAVE BEEN GINNED
NATIONAL GINNERS' REPORT
COVERS CROP TO MARCH 2.
903,000 Baaes in This State-Yield
Increased 200,000 Bales Owing to
Much Closer Picking-Gen
eral Scarcity of Labor.
l"emiphis, 'Marih ll.-The National
clinuers' as,socialtion issule(l a bulletin
at 1 o'(lock today showing the nu1m
bler. of bales of cotton ginned up to
March 2 to be 12, 716,000.
T.le report by States follows:
Alabama, 1,231,000; Arkansas, 836,
000; Florida, (2.000: cleorg"ia. 1,621,
000; Tndiani Territory. :391,000; Ken
ineky, 1,500: Loulisiana, 931.000; Mis
sissippi, 1,441,000; Missouri, 46,500;
Norii Carolinia, 607,000; Oklahoma,
136,000: Sout Ciaolina. 903.000;
Teniessee, 291.000: Texas, 3. 903,000;
Vi rinia, 15.000. Tot al 12,716,000.
The ireport. whicli is signed by J. A.
Tavlor, presideit of IIe associntion,
"Owinl._. to tle .very flne weatlier inl
tle West. tle crop IIs beenl pieke!d
very uhilel (loser i IhaI usual ani1d i this
has inreased tlie erop at least 200.000 >
hales if not more. Our reports indi
cate tha It there will not be much in
erease il the aeretae except in Texas
anid the two TerritorlieS, wvire t hero
will le an1 inreiease of 5 to 10 per cent.
Seareily of labor is tle report from
all sections. We have reports from
a large nuimber of illicountoed tiowns
hat. "how very much lighiler stocks
0hm1 lat year."
First Edition Exhausted.
Tle Herald aid News made men..
tion last week of the fact that Major
Caldwell's new hook. The Stran
e.'' had been issued lby the publislih
V'S. MIr. MaYeS :it the book store
received a few copivs of that editionl,
but theY w('ere soon exhIansled. It is
ratit'yin to lie frienls of ir. (ab4
well. n4 yet. toI tlose who have read
t'he Ibook, it is nIt surprisin).g., thuat tle
firsi edition lis a I ead P bee exitaus
'lhe following slat6ment fioml Mi'.
Mayes explains why ie has no books
on iad al present, ad states th it lie
hopes to have them very soon:
Have .inst reeeived a communica
ion from tile publishers in New Y'ork
t>hat all copies of '"The Sranger"
writ ten by Mr. J. F. .1. Cadwell- had
been sold, but, tihat Imore would be
printed in a few days. Will have a
larve supply of."The Stranger'' on
Fale in a few days and can slipily a)
emIallnds for tiis popular book.
John B. Mayes.
Board of Assessors.
Tlhe town andl (Iownship1 boards of
aissess5ors met atI Ithe countyl~ auRditor's
otlice o'i Tuesday.,*the 1:2thI, toak
turnsi (of taxable propIIerty.
Th'le retun are11 to b''I ile passed'( .in andi
lateir thlan TluI'd(ay, the l0thI dlay of
Thle couny boa rd of equIal iza tion,
which is comiposed1 of I he chairman of.
t'he diffTerenit I owni and t ownshipl
hoards will meet on (lie 26thI of
Ma rch to1 heair 0and act upon aniy ap
heals from the v'aluations as fixed
by thle townishipj al5ssesors.
There is a (Chicao~olanwyer wh'lo, hiis
eol leagnes aver', hias a pos i ive gen in-s
for malapropos sung'est ion to his wit
ness'es on the st and(.
l?eeent ly t his lawyer wa's coun-ise!
in a suit for dlivorcee, wherein he was
examiining a woman irho hiad taken
lhe stand in behial f of thle plaint iff,
"Now, madamlii,"' began the at tor'
ney, "rei'peall I he slanderous state
mendhts made(( biy I le defendlant on this
"Oh, thIiey arue unifit for anyi~ res
poetabile per'son tol hear'!"' gasped the
"Then, mladlam,"' said1 the attorney
coaxinugly, ''suppose you just whiis
per1 them to1 his honor the .iudge."