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CALL TO RURAL CARRIERS.
<t , . .. ..
Importance of Organization?Campaign
for Good Roads to be
To the Rural Carriers of South Carolina.
The greatest power in the world today
is organized power. Singlchanded
individuals can do lit Me or nothing;
but when united they can accomplish
wonders. Every carriei
appreciates this fact to the fullest;
therefore 1 shall not dwell upon it,
only to the extent of reminding yon
that, in unity there is strength.
Let us arouse ourselves and organize.
Our State organization can be
useful in many ways: 1st. By working
together, with the prestige of the
State association behind each of us;
we will finally succeed in creating a
sentiment for better roads?and who
should be more interested in good
roads than the rural carrier? This
tiling cannot be done in a day; we
must keep everlastingly at it as the
days and months go by and the victory
will surely be won.
2nd. The salary question is another
incentive for organization. B.v
cooperating with the other State associations
throughout the United
States we shall be the belter able to
communicate our wants and needs t<>
the post olliee department and thus
indirectly to congress.
3rd. There is a social and fraternal
feature of inestimable value in getting
together in county and State
meetings. True, all of us cannot be
delegates to the State conventions,
but if we organize we can send good
men to the State convention who ma.\
be able to bring the next convent ion
to our very doors?first in one part
of the State and then in another.
There are a great many other reasons
for organizing which I shall not
mention for lack of space.
If this call should meet the eye ol:
a carrier in an unorganized count v.
he should lose no time in making ot
himself a pioneer in this cause b\
getting busy. Let him drop a postal
card to every carier in his count\
(the State association will pay foi
the cards) and urge them to meet
him at some central locality. oil
Thanksgiving day, or new year's dav
(not later than this) and organize. Ti
you will secure a half dozen or more
to meet with you, 1 will come or scn?l
some one ol the State ollicers to help
In closing, let 1110 impress upoi.
yon the supreme importance of organizing'.
They are organizing: ver\
rapidly in the north and west and i 1,
our neighboring Stales. Let us noi
lag behind. If organization is
good thing for them, it must be good
for us also.
W. (r. Peterson,
President State Association.
Newberry. S. C., Nov. 10, 1008.
NEW YORK POSTMASTER
SHOT BY ENGLISHMAN
Would-be Murderer Then Committed
Suicide?Wounded Man Resting
}sew ork, Nov. 0.?Edward M
Morgan, postmaster of New York
cil.v, who was wounded in the abdomen
this morning hv a bullet firen
by I'j. 11. 11. Mackay, an excentru
English stenographer, who then comm:l
led suicide, was resting well tonight
and unless complications develop
he will recovei.
Mr. Morgan probably owes his life
to the quick wit and bravery of lii>
14-vear-old daughter, Dorothy, win
saw Mackay draw his revolver ane
struck it with her hand. This deflected
the bullet, otherwise I Ik
post master would have been fatally
wounded, for his assailant was ai
close range and fired four shots in all
The shooting occurred at One 11 tin
died iii.-d K? rly-sixlh street .ml on's
a short distance from Mr. Morgan'?
home, lie was on his way down towi,
at the time.
An investigation of the life am
record of Mackay reveals that he was
of a morbid nature and a former inmate
of an asylum in Worcestei
Mass. I hat his act was ;>remediale<
is made certain by a letter he left
but aside from a fancied gricvanci
against Mr. Morgan and the post
office authorities concerning tin
handling of his mail, nothing ha.
come to light to indicate why lit
should have sought to murder thi
postmaster. His clothing ivhei
searched gave up between 30 and 4(
smokeless cartridges, a heavy slungshot
and a knife with a four-incl
blade and a clasp kniTe.
A quant it v of literature on social
ism and a slungshot similar to (Ik
one on his body were found in tin
room. That he was rational al (lit
time of the shooting was attested ti
bv the firm of Broadway lawvers b\
whom he was employed.
IRBY'S SENTENCE 1
THIRTY YEARS I
(Continued from page one). j
Kirkendall. He pleaded not guilty
and the trial was set for Friday.
Cap I. Me Go wan stood by Irby's >
side and helped him in the matter of
passing upon (he jurymen whose
names were drawn. Following is a 4
list of the men who sat on Irby's ,}
ease: K. It. Mullins, J. W. Edge, J. T. *
Leonard, W. 0. Lanford, B. M. An- *
derson, Andrew Varner, II. II. lieid, *
J. M. Switzer, V. M. Rogers, W. M.
Gowan, J. F. Bobo and J. T. Darden. 'J
At this point, 12.15 p. m., the
grand jury returned with true bills
for tlie indietments they had been '
handed Just before Irby was brought
MissDempsey Enters Court. <
At 12:1(> o'clock Miss Leila Dcmpsey,
the young lady who was assaulted
by the negro John Irby, on the
morning of October 10. was ushered 1
into the court room. She was accompanied
by members of tlie family
and by her pastor, Kev. J. T. Fowlei,
ami his wife. Mi ss Dempsey is a L
young lady of very charming personality.
She was dressed in a blue
coat suit and wore a large black hai 'J
<>f becoming style and creation. Shewas
shown to tin.1 witness stand at
once, and in a few moments was engaged
in telling the story of the *
morning of the 10th of October. She
was so injured in her throat that she 1
could scarcely speak above a whisper.
i he testimony of Miss Dompsex
was in substance about as follows. I
She was time-keeper at Saxon mills.
In the summer time she went to aim
irom the mills daily to her home on '
T'arley avenue, in the winter time slu
resided at Saxon. On the morning
ol the 1.0th of October she had left '
Saxon at about 10 o'clock. As slu.was
walking through the wood just
Ibis side ol: Mr. Patterson's house a
colored man sprang out of the bushes 1
and grabbed her by the throat, lie I
did not speak a word, but dragged
her off in iln> wood. She was chok- 1
ed to unconsciousness. Does not
know what happened while she was
unconscious. When she came to her- I
1 self she crawled out of the bushes to
the path leading to S. G. Porter's
store. She saw the mail carrier and 1
j gave the alarm. The mail carrier ran
: to Mr. Porter s store and others came
1 j to her assistance.
( apt. Metiowan said: "I have bin
i | one <piestion to ask, is litis the man
(pointing to Irby) that grabbed yon
by the throat and dragged you to the
' bushes ?"
| and Miss Dempsey answered: '' Yes." 1
| S. (i. I'urter and Mr. liohinsoii. the
j two first men on the scene after Mis*
, Dempsey gave the alarm, were tlienext
witnesses. Their testimony was
to the ellect that after looking about
the bushes some time, where Miss
Dempsey had crawled from, I hex
came across Irby. Mr. Porter said
that he found Irby buttoning up his I
clothes. After carrying Irby up to i
the Dempsey home and having him 1
^ identified by Miss Dempsey, he went I
back to the wood and found in the <
bushes her hat and veil, her shoes and <
a comb out of her hair. They both '
said that when they saw Miss Demp- i
sey she was bleedimr profusely about <
I he face and neck. I
1 Dr. Black, who was one of the ph\sisians
called to wait on Miss Dempsey
just after the assault, next took 1
the stand, lie said that he fonna I
on his arrival that Miss Dempsev's '
neck and throat were badly lacerat- 1
ed and lorn. Her face was bruised
> and swollen, her eyes were bloodshot <
' and she was spitting blood. She had i
1 not been ravished. There was no
sign of injury upon her person otliei s
than those about her head, face and !
I neck. She had been choked weeluigh
I to death. Dr. .Jet tries, who also ex- <
amined Miss Dempsey, corroborated i
Jail I hat Dr. Black said.
Irby on the Sta.nd.
4 At 12..V> John Irby was placed on I
1 the stand. lie said that on the morn- i
ing of the 10th of October he was go- !
I , ing to Saxon to get his pay for the ]
? work lie had done in building houses.
While in ihe bushes Mr. Porter came <
? in and looked about him and then <
I j went out to the road and looked up
. and down. Directly he came back to I
ibe .niilies and began searching foi ;
- him. Thinking that lie had lost- I
something. Irbv asked him what In i
was looking for. Said Porter threw i
j his gun on him and told him to walk
j to the road. Porter called out and <
more men came. Witness says thai
>: he was taken to the Dempsey home. <
J When asked if he had ever been (
i accused of committing assault upon i
| a colored woman in Laurens, lie tola
- the solicitor that he had not. At I p. ;
? m. Irbv came down otV the stand. :
-.(apt. Met Jo wan asked permission t<?
- retire and it was granted. i
> Judge Schumperl in charging fluj'lrv
was verv brief. 11<? reminded
i them that it was not for rape thai !
rby was being tried, but for an atempt
lo rape. "You must first unlerstand
what rape is," said the.
udge. "It is the unlawful carnal
;nowledge of a woman without hei
onsent. You have hoard the witlesses
and you must be satisfied in
'our minds that this is the man who
undo the assault."
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WHITE RIBBON ECHOES *
Wha.t There is in It.
Hie saloon keepers all may be very
Hut what is there in it for me?
blow in my money and wake in the
80 what is there in it for me?
">f course I'm as welcome as flowers
When 1 come lo the point to squander
But T wake in the cooler the very
And that 's all there's in it for me.
VII over this country we're swimming
Hut what is there in it for me?
Phe saloon keeper's kids are wearing
Hut what is there in il for me?
I'lie distiller's share is an automobile,
\ carriage the retailer's share of thedeal,
But I'm wearing shoes that are down
at the heel.
And that's all there's in it for me.
My thirst cost me more than my
clothes and my food,
And that's all there's in il for me,
I'lic booze took niv money and di me
And that's all there's in is for me.
Phe brewer is rich, he has gold by
The bar man gets paid?lie's always
But whatever I get, T get in the neck,
And that'sail there's in i( for me.
A hv should 1 vote that the curse may
For what is there in it for me?
['m bound to vote "dry" on election
For what is there in it for me?
A by, new self-respect and a chance
for my life.
New clothes lor (he kids, and a
home for my wife.
The beginning of peace, the end ot
And that's what there's in il foi
Paken from the Messenger, puhished
at the Lutheran Orphan Home,
GREAT PEAKS OF ALASKA.
3ome of the Most Imposing Snow
Mountains in the World.
The fact is not generally known
!haf some of the most imposing snow
maintains in the world lie within the
limits of the United States. I refei
!o the great peaks of Alaska, at least
5ne of which, Mount MeKinley, is
iver 20,000 feet high, while Mourn.
"M. I'dias is over 18,000 feet and, being
situated within twenty-five miles
>f the coast, can be seen in its entire
height Iron) I he deck of a vessel.
Other magnificent peaks, as Mount
Fairweather and Mount (Villon, lie
rery close lo (he shore, and, since
the line of perpetual snow in these
northerly latitudes is at 3,000 feet 101
even less in (he case of Mount Si.
lOlias it is virtually at the water's
edge, for the base of this mountain
is surrounded by vast glaciers which
flow down to the -sea), continuous
mow and ice surfaces may there be
seen rising from I ">.000 to 18,000
feel above the spectator. I think I
un not mistaken in saving that few.
il any, such sights can be witnessed
in any other part of the world.
Mountaineering expeditions to
these Alaskan peaks are very interest
ing, not because of unusually
<tilT rock or snow work?neither is
probably as ditlicull as that encountered
in the Alps?but largely because
tbev are situated in a wild, unexplored
country, at great distances
from any proper base of supplies, so
I ha I be I ore their ascent can lie even
it tempted much t ime and elTort must,
he expended in the solution ol various
perplexing problems not pertaining
to climbing proper. And this
I understand to be also true in a general
way of mountaineering in the
Himalayas, the Andes and the t'aueasus.
All ol these great ranges still
idler what tbe Alps no longer cannew
fields to conquer. These have
unquestionably a fascination peculiar
to themselves, and everv one
should go in search of I hem. To a
certain extent the absence of suc!?
new fields may be -.jii?l lo detract
Inun the pleasure of mountaineering
in the Alps.?William Williams m
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