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By Col. D.
No. 8. The
Th-ey used to call him a degenerate,
but by now they call him?well they
call him nothing, for it has been
more than a quarter of a century since
any one, save a guard or two have
ever laid eyes upon him or he heard
a human voice. In the old prison in
New York, called the Tombs, he sits
> today, and has for forty years, reading,
writng and plotting.
About the year 1870, the city of
^s'ew York was thrown into paroxisms
of excitement and fear at the wanton
cruellies pei pemaicu upuu muc
less boys. From these cruelties and
tortures several of the victims died.
Little boys between the ages of eight
or ten were found in various portions
of the city triced up to telegraph and
lamp posts, some with their lips sewed
together, others, with their ears
and nose cropped, w^ile others again
were found tied up, gagged and their
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pins haveing been pushed in to the
head. From this form of agony two
little boys died soon after being released.
Well might the fathers and mothers
be alarmed for their little ones.
It went on this way at intervals for
months without the faintest clue to
the identity of the dastard. The chil3?
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ptrange big boy," -who, by promises
. PR* persuasion had induced the victim
to accompany him to some secluded
spot toilers he came upon unawares
and bound th m, by threats, before
they could give an a-larm. Who could
this be? What was the motive? Was
a crazy boy loose in the city that no
one knew of? Search went on. Po
lice and plain ciotnes men wcrtr sm- j
tioned all over the city to watch the,
movement of every "strange boy" but
nothing was discovered.
One day a little boy, deaf and
dumb, same running to a policeman
on watch near the swamps of East
river, and by his excitement and wild
gesticulations, induced the policeman
to accompany him. In a tangled morass
near the river this officer, who
"by virtue of his calling should be har
dened to all kinds of crime, came upon
a scene that caused his blood to run
cold. There lay a little boy not yet
in his teens, tied hand and foot, his
lips pinned together, his body one
mass of blood, hafing been almost j
cut to pieces with the blade of a pen
fcnife. When the little mute gave his
testimony to those who could underI
stand him, he told of a large boy,
abput fourteen or fteen years old? leading
tlte little one to the swamp,
wis snsninirm was aroused by having
heard of the various atrocities, lie
watched and saw the foul deed committed.
He lay corcealed until the
* fiendish wretch went away, then made !
for a policeman. He described the boy t
fcut the description^fit so many boys
in the great city that they were no
nearer the solution than before.
With the boy in lead, the police
searched the city ov?r, the little mute r
declaring be would know the "big
boy among a thousand."
Then an old philanthropist deter-4
mined to unravel the mystery. He
reasoned that every bby of that age
was compelled to attend the public
schools and he and he and his little
mute friend determined to visit every
one o? the several thousand of schools
if it took a year. The old gentleman
a aa! o n_ .
got permission iruiu txic &u.
thorities to visit the schools oil some
pretext of examination, the real cause
of their visit was kept secret.
Day after day, week after week,
they visited one school after another,,,
had the roll called i^ the presence of j
the little mute, who pretended to be a; <
passive spectator. But still the right '
"boy could not be found. They visited
every absentee. After several months
of_ this tiresome and apparently use- ]
less search of 2 or 3 months they visit- j
ed a grammar .school in one of the ]
outlying district. WVten the roll was (
v called the teacher noticed one boy, as
his name was called turned his face
"Turn vrmr face this
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way Pomeroy, when you answer, you
did not do it before." As the boy j i
turn-ed his face to the front the little
mute sprang to his feet, clapping his
hands, and by signs declared Pomeroy
to be the culprit. ' \
And so it proved. From that day 1
to this, Jesse Pomeroy has stood be- j
# fore the world, without peer in ini- (
tho mwt fiendish and harbar
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ous monstrosity in human form the
world has seen since civilization began.
Jesse Pomeroy confessed all his i
crimes without a tremor of remorse ;
nor did he pretend any reason or cause
)f a Long Life
that prompted him to these cruelties
upon the innoncent little children.
When the trial came on Pomeroy was
the least excited or interested of any
<->r>Q in tVio r>rmrt rr*r?m "Rii tnld of
his crimes, not in a barggadocio way,
neither in a repentant manner, all as if
it were matter of fact. When he stood
self convicted the jurors, the judge
and the governor of the State were
in greater quandary than the fellow.
They could not hang a boy only thirteen
years old, nor did it seem just to
imprison so youthful criminal for life.
So it was compromised by placing him
in a reformatory until he reached his
majority which was six or seven
In the reformatory he made a model
prisonoer, obedient, willing and
non complaining. His work and his
studies he pursued without a murmur,
to his companions in crime he
was courteous and kind, but there
was ever'in his eyes a lurking cat like
After two years of imprisonment
and the good report of the warden'
petitions and memorials from old
maidens with a fad, young maidens
wrm luectia auu scumucui, u^^uu
pouring into the governor's office,
asking for his reprieve. Mothers and
fathers with little ones at home, did
not join in the crusade for the liberation
of Jesse Pomeroy. But the governor
could not withstand this flood
of petitions and at the end of his
second year, he walked out of the
prison door a free man, or rather a
free boy. He returned to the home
of his mother, nis ratner aymg wnen
the boy was in his infancy, and was
installed as an assistant in the little
shop on a back street, kept by Mrs.
Pomeroy. He appeared to be diligent
in his business and courteous in his
behavior, but before the year was out
the people in the neighborhood were
in a frenzy of excitement over the
sudden disappearance of a little girl
about eleven years old.
She was hunted for everywhere, but
could trail her no farther than the
Pomeroy shop. All trace of tier from
here was lpst. Jesse admitted she
came in the store, made a purchase,
and left. Suspicion pointed, to the
boy but his. frank and prompt admission
of seeing her in the shop, threw
the sleuths off their guard. At last
a search of the premises was made.
Every nook and cranny, from garret
to cellar, was exploreed to no avail.
Weeks went by, then one day, an
Employee at a chemical plant nearby,
told of seeing Jesse carrying away a
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that he said his mother wanted.
Another visit was made to the premises
and there was found, what was
thought to be the faint remains of
the little girl, eaten up by the quick
lime. When the boy was confronted
with this evidence, he confessed the
deed. He had induced the girl, after j
the purchase, to accompany him to
the rear end of the store, and there
felled her with an iron rod, knocking
her down the steps into the cellar. I
He showed no signs of penitence or |
justification of the act
Again he stood in the dock and this j
time sentenced to be hanged. Again |
petitions for leniency came in by
the cart load to the governor. His
sentence was commuted to life time j
solidary confinement in the Tombs j
Now with a life of imprisonment be- !
fore him, he began to study. The library
of the prison is very large and
the law provides the inmates the use
of any and all the books. Jesse first
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mastered His own language, men uuil
Df the French, German and Spanish,
roday he can read and write fluently
in all these languages. He wrote
great treatises about his trials, the
aws of New York and kindred subjects.
Every incoming new governor |
^ceived from him hundreds of pages
iomplaining of his unjust treatment
at the bar and the injustice of the
law, but never a word of penitence
or a request for pardon.
His writing continued for years, i
;vhen one day, to the amazement of |
the prison officials, Jesse stood on the '
roof of the building a free man again. j
When discovered he ran down the
ire escape to a lower roof, and from
that he leaped for liberty to the
around, onlv to be caught in the arms
>f a guard.
It was found that for years he had
been releasing a great granite sto:ae
in his cell, had made a chain out of
lisnarded steel Dins and old nails v.*i:h j
.vhich he lifted out the stone at night
md replaced in the day time, all the
while scraping out the cemenet that
held the stones in the outer walls.
What he did with the waste will never
He was placed in another cell, higher"
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his good behavior again, writing, writing
always writing never turning his
head to see or look at a. passerby.
Years, yes, ten of them rolled by,
when at midnight, the prison officials
and inmates were startled by a deafening
explosion. The guards and warden
ran everywhere, seeking the
escaping gas, tnai an, su uisuuulij
smelled. At .T-esse cell they found the
whole wall next the corridor blown
out and Jesse standing with a great
club in his hand in one corner in a
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ran along inside the wall, near the top
of the cell, next the ' corridor. By
some means, perhaps by calculation,
j if not by intuition, Jesse discovered
I its locality. Then painstaking and deJ
liberately he began ten years of toil,
j in piercing the granite wall, then the
I iron pipo. This he accomplished, with
his discarded steel pir.s and a few old
nails he hsd gotten out of his bedstead.
When at last his work was
done^his idea was tc flood the room
with gas, then igDite it, hoping thus
to blow out tie wall to the carridcr
and -trust to luck and circumstances
for his chance to freedom. All this he
carried out as planned. When the
room was sufficiently flooded*, he
crawled far back under his bed, having
wrenched off one of its legs, as
a weapon, ignited the dangerous ele
i ment Dy sirmiug a. spans, wnu a jjcu
op the granite floor. The expected
explosion took place, but with far
greater effect than was anticipated.
| Not only the opposite wall went, but
i Jesse's bed and Jes:se, himself, were
ncruinst t"hp wt}11 stunning him
I so he could not take advantage of the
j circums lances he had created.
I The terrific explosion roused and
I excited inmates and keeper to a great
[pitch, not knowing what would take
p^ac-^ next. The smell of suffocating
gas "was soon in every room for the
whole main of the b lilding was blown
out and the building was flooding fast
| where thejeast spark would blow the
prison to atoms. Bi^t, the gas was
the first thing shut off, before attending
to Jesse. No doubf bad he not
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I his beclstead he would have given the
keepers the fight of their lives. When
' upbraided by the chief warden, who
had been exceedingly kind to the
boy, he only grinned and said, "You
think I am going to be penned up
all my life and not try to maite my
A special cell was made for him
of the heaviest granite blocks, lined
outside and in with the hardest steel.
In front of his grated door, sits day
jto watch Jesse and whenever a tread
and night, a sentinel whose only duty
I is neara coming a screen is pusucu
across the opening. For more than
twenty years no one lias seen N or
spoken to him except the guard and
this only on matters of duty.
Tfte casie of Jesse Pomeroy has
been the object of study and research
of every alienist, psychologist and
scientist in this country. Time and
again, he has been examined by experts,
by order of the court, but all
declare him normal in every respect.
Those who believe in hereditary and
claim that certain traits in distant
ancestors may skip for a thousand
generations when suddenly it crops
out in some descendant, say Jesse
may have inherited this murderous
trait, from some distant forebear,
among those who came out of the
great plains of Iran, and spread over
Europe whose tenets were "to kill and
destroy everything they could not
make use of."
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DEATH f LAUii?ixu
Lifts Him Out of Condition of Coma.?
A 3Ian of Millions
West Palm Beach, Fla., May 20.?
Henry M. Fagler passed quietly away
at Ocean View cottage, Palm Beach,
at 10 o'clock this morning, Mrs. Flagler
and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Flagler
were with him at the time of the
death, as were officials of the Florida
East Coast railway. The body will be
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sent uy spcwaj uuu, ?
row to St. Augustine, where the funeral
will be held Friday afternoon at
3 o'clock. In this city all business
houses were closed during the afternoon
and flags were flying at half
mast in respect to his memory. The
funeral Friday will be attended by
hundreds "cf -prominent men from various
sections of the United States,
and from all along the east coast of
this State, which was developed by
At. Mr. Flagler's bedside were his
son, Harry, who arrived yesterday
from Europe, the Rev. Dr. George
Morgan, his pastor, who will conduct
the funeral services at Sr. Augustine,
where the body will be buiied in tho
Flagler mausoleum in the yard of
the Flagl' r Memorial church which
h-e gave to the Presbyterians of that
3IRS. APPELT ASKED TO RESIGN.
Reported for Xot Giving Postoffice
Work Personal Attention.
Washington, May 19.?The first assistant
postmaster general has called
for the resignation of Mrs. Appelt as
postmistress at 'Manning, because the
inspectors report snows tnat sne is
not attending to the office personally.
This is carrying out the policy recently
announced by the postmaster general,
that postmasters must give their
personal attention to the business
of their offices. It is stated that the
resignation of Mrs. Appelt will be
accepted, if tendered immediately.
For some little t.me the postoffice
department has been conducting quiet
investigations all over the country
to see if postmasters are paying the
proper personal attention to their
work, and it is likely that there will
be a good many other cases similar
to that at Manning.
JACKSON TO MEET CITIZENS.
Will Tisit Lexington to Confer on
Subject of New Railroad.
Lexington, May 20.?James U. Jackson,
presiednt of the Georgia & Flor
ida railroad, will hold a conference
with the business men of Lexington
on Thursday evening of this , week, according
to a letter received by Dr. P.
H. Shealy from President Jackson today.
In his letter Mr. Jackson says
that he is just back from a ten days'
business trip to New York and that
be has his railroad matters in good
Mr. Jackson will meet the chief engineer
of the S-eaboard system in Columbia
some time during Thursday for
the purpose of perfecting arrangempnte
fnr thp ^onnention of the Geor
gia & Florida with the Seaboard at \
Cayce. Mr. Jackson will come to Lex-1
ington from Columbia, it is supposed.
L?yington is greatly interested in
the building of the new railroad. The
line surveyed in former years and
over which it is thought the new road
will likely go, traverses the town of
Lexington,* passing through the section
between the court house and the
TPYin.-rtnn ripnnt The p.omins: of tins
road will mean much to this town ancl
every effort will be made to securc
Report on Liquor Sales.
A statement for April shows the'
whiskey sales in eight counties to
!have been $217,571.57 and ihe operat-4
ing expenses Jfn.zaj
The following statement shows the
sales by counties:
Aiken. ^ . $ 22,275.80
; Jasper 1,294.95
A Sunday school teacher said to
"Now I am going to give you three
buttons. Here they are! You must
think o:? the first as Representing life,
the second liberty, and the third happiness.
I:i three days I want you to
produce these buttons and tell me
what they represent."
onnftinto/1 flair the tpflfllP'P
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asked one of the youngest pupils for
"I ain't got them all," he sobbed.
"Here's life, and here's liberty, but
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"Why-er-er-well, yes." stammered
the young man.
"That being the case, I will answer
you fully. Yes, I can cook terrapin,
canvas-back, brook trout and venison,
besides tenderloin steak and other delr*n-ry
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"I don't see," observed Mrs. Bing,
"why, wh-en they are giving away all
them offices, they don't let women
"They would, my dear, but the women
don't do it," answered her husband.
"Well, I should like to know, John
Bing, "what they'll let them hold."
He took his hat, looked to see that
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NOTICE OF ELECTION IN POMABIA '
SCHOOL DISTEICT NO. 26. .]
Whereas* one-third of the resident
electors and a like proportion of the
resident freeholders of the age of
twenty-one years, of Pomaria School
District, No. 26, of Newberry county, j
State of South Carolina, have filed a
petition with the County Board of Ed
ucation of Newberry county, South
Carolina, petitioning and requesting
that an election be held in said School
District on the question of levying a
special annual tax of 3^ mills to be
collected on the property located in
the said School district.
Now, therefore, the undersigned,
composing the County Board of Education
for Newberry County, South
Carolina, do hereby order the Board
of Trustees of the Pomaria School
District No. 26 to hold an election on
the said question of levying a 3^
mill tax to be collected on the property
located in said School District,
which said election shall be held at
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School District, No. 26, on Friday, May
30, 1913, at which said election the
polls shall be. opened at 7 o'clock in
the forenoon and closed at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon. The members of
the Board of Trustees of said School
District shall act as managers of said
election. Only such electors as reside
in said School District and re
turn real or personal property for
taxation, and who exhibit their tax
receipts and registration certificates as
required in general elections, shall be
allowed to vote. Electors favoring the
levy of such tax shall cast a ballot
containing the word "yes" printed or
writter thereon! and' each elector opposed
to such levy shall cast a ballot
containing the word "no" written or
Given under our hands and seal on
May 16, 1913.
E. H. Aull,
J. S. Wheeler,
S. J. Derrick,
County Board of Education for Newberry
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF SALUDA,
nnTTT>T>*m? rrmivrnN PTJSAS.
VjUUlli V^J." WWU'O'.vx
Herbert H. Evans, Plaintiff,
Charles J. Purcell, Patrick E. Scott
and 0. B. Mayer, as treasurer of
Newberry College, Defendants.
Pursuant to the order of his honor,
Circuit Judge I. W. Bowman, notice
is hereby given that all cerditors of
the parties of this action, or either
of them, on account of the operation of
the farm in Saluda County, South Carolina,
owned by Herbert H. Evans,
Charles J. Purcell and Patrick E. Scott
known as the Hagood Place, are required
to present their claims to the
undersigned, at his office at Newberry,
.South Carolina, on or before the 10th
day of June, 1913. Such claims must
clearly set forth the nature and amount
of the account, and be itemized and
H. C. Holloway,
Newberry, S. C., April 26th, 1913.
them or speaks favorably of others
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is so easy for some to forget past fa