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VOL. XVI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JUNE.2A
AsI IE7P1 TO rESI(GI
President Woodward Quits the South'
NO SERI13US CEARCES ZA E.
Blstitto e - da
Right upon the lwels !he trouble
at ,1Gmst n co1ms more at the South 1
Carolina c-ollege.% Th"e trouble s dit*iere 1.
in degzrce. ,,!t are smi in that fthe
presidents of IEthi are invo'ed.
has been for somIe time rumored that
when the board of trustees of the 1
South Carolina college met t hc liei
hooKd wa~s that PeietWowr
wouli 'e under ;ire. While these re
pert were current and generalv dis
cussed in the city. the public were
not aware of what shape the co-m
plaints as to the administration would
take. whether students would take
the intative or whether the board of i
trustees would present the indietment.
After carefuhly going over th Mat
ter in almost continuous sessions for!
three days the board Thursday , with t
some reluctance reached the conclu
sion that it was for the best interests
of the institution to retire I)r. F. C.
Woodward as president and proceeded
to do so without in any way retlecting
upon the moral character of the former
president. No successor has yet been
chosen and there will likely be none
chosen for some time as the board in
tends to carefully cast about and in
a suitable executive bead for the col
lege. When this has been accomplished
a special meeting will be called and
the election will be held. In the mean
time Prof. Ben Sloan has been asked -
to act as chairman of the faculty and
discharge the duties of the office of
president until the president has been
elected. This he has consented to do.
When the board first met this mat
ter of the need of a change in the
presidency came up at once for consid
eration. The board at once went in
to the matter at considerable length I
and made a careful inquiry into the r
conditions through an examination of 1
the members of the faculty. and all I
things considered it was thought that
Dr. Woodward's usefulness was im
paired at the college. The board sim
ply made inquiry into Dr. Woodward's
usefulness to the college at this time.
as its president, and so that there
might be no possible misunderstand
ing about the matter adopted the fol
ing before adjournment:
Resolved, That the board expresses
its coniidence in President Woodward's
uprightness of character and exoner
ates him from anything reftecting on
The board found that President 1
Woodward has had a great many
rather dimcult and delicate problems
to handle in the executive depart
ment of the college. and it was in the
handling of these that the complaint
arose. His ability as a professtr and
teacher was never for a moment qucs-1
tioned, but it was not thought that1
he was the ideal man for president.
The board made the change with an
eye single to the best interests of the
college in the matter of discipline and
.There was no -complaint, petition,
committee or report of any kind from1
- any of the students of the college and
the board carefully avoided taking
the students into the matter. The
suggestion relative to President Wood
ward camne from a member of the
board of trustees and the course was
taken with reference to tbat sugges
tion alone, and none of the students
or classes had any communication with
the board but the trustees talked over
the matter freely with the members
of the faculty and President Wood
Lynched for Brutal Murder.
Two negro boys. Harrison and James
Gillespie, aged respectively 16 and 14
years, who were under arrest charged]
with killing Cornelia Benson. on a farm1
in Rowan county, Monday last, were
taken from jail at Salisbury, N. C.,
early this morning and hanged to a
tree in the railroad yards. Their
bodies were then riddled with bullets.
About 50 men composed the mob and
all wore masks. The militia had been
called out by authority of the gover
nor about midnight, but as everything
appeared quiet they had disbanded
when the mob suddenly appeared and
battered down the jail door. The ne-:
groes were in thle attic of the jail but
the mob readily found them and drove
rapidly out of town, tiring as it went.
After lynching the negroes the mob
quielty dispersed. The negroes ad
mittedi that they beat the young wo
man's brains out with rocks because
she tried to make them leave her pre
A Kidnapping Trust.
The police of Rutte, Mont.. has on
eartehd a startling conspiracy to do a
wholesale kidnapping business among1
the wealthy-sfamilies of Butte and the
alleged leader of tile band. Sam Con
sentino, is under arrest. An attempt
was made several days ago to kidnap
Hazel Gindrup, the 12-year-old niece
of ~Harry Symosn. a merchant of
lButte, and ~a da~y later an attempt1
was made to steal the infant child of i
William Symons. Thme police are
.searching for three others believed to
- eimplicated. Consentino is an Ital-1
.ian. Among the pe~ple whom it was
prroposed to kidinap and hold for ran-1
-som were the youngest son of Senator
~W. A. Clark, Mrs. Lulu F. Largev. a
Wealthy woman, who makes her home
in Butte and New York, and a number
of leading merchants bankers and.
Smining men. Consentino is suspected
tohave had accomnplices in Chicago.
- Ten Killed in Tornado.
Lake Park. Mlinn., June 10.-A tir
nado swept through the country 12
miles north of Lake Park. Minn.. late
Tuesday afternoon, cutting a path
two miles wide and three miles% long.
Nine farm houses were destroyed and
ten persons are reported dead .CThe
church at Spangele was denmolished.
Further details have not yet reached.
Assistant Secretary of State Gantt
Shows How Taxes Can be Reduced.
WHAT HE HAS ACCOMPLISED.
Figures From Other States Are
Quoted and Difl'rerces in Tax
Systems Are Pointed
Out by Mlim.
It is not known to many people that
last year there was made a modest be
ginning in a project which promiseC
to be of great beneht to the people 01
the State. For years the fees collect
ed by the Secretary of State's ollicc
have aggregated between three and
four thousand dollars. which has been
but a small factor in 'the state's in
come. Last year however. tio splendid
sum of 840.583.71 was turned into the
State Treasury and a material sourec
of revenue opened to the? State gov
ernment. There is of cour;e. an ex
planation of this fact. which must be
of interest to the pecple. When Mr.
Gantt was appointed Assistant to the
Secretary of State he found to his sur
prise that the office of Secretary oi
State turned over annur.llv hundreds
of thousands of dollars to run the gov
ernments of the various States of the
Union. He immediately began work
unsolving the problem. and the sum
turned over last year is due to his ef
forts. Ile found many unequalities
in the corporation law of thel State,
which he sought to remedy. A cor
poration having only $1.000 of capi
tal stock he found was required under
the South Carolina law to pay $11.00
for its charter, while other corpora
tions having millions of dollars of capi
tal were not required to pay anything.
Understanding as he did the detail of
these matters. he prepared a measure
correcting the injustice, and providing
another schedule of fees, with the re
sult that a large increase in the reve
nue derived has resulted. Mr. Gantt
>elieves that other beneficial reforms
along the same line can be accomplish
,d, and that a large revenue can be
supplied the State government, from
other sources than a direct tax on the
property of the people; and a material
reduction in the levy of taxes for State
In view of these facts, the following
open letter published in the Columbia
State, will be of especial interest to
the tax payers of the State:
To the Editor of The State.
An experience of over three years in
an executive ottice of the State govern
ment, prompts some observations upon
the tax system of South Carolina, for
which I ask your indulgence. There
always has been and doubtless will be
until the end of time complaint aris
ing from any system which seeks to ex
act money from the individual to sup
port the State, for it has been said that
"Whoever hopes a faultless tax to see,
hopes what ne'er was, is not. and ne'er
However, the fact that -.e can never
reach perfection in the means we adopt
should not deter us from striving to
wards such an end. While the best
nd most beneficient reforms have al
ways been by gradual processes, it
seems to me that we have stoped all
progress towards a better system, and
hat we are permitting other States of
his union to outstrip us in reaching a
solution of 'this problem.
An earnest desire for a reduction in
he tax levy for State purposes is not
:onfined to the ottice seeker, but is
shared by the best element of the pro
gressive and property-owning class of
the people of South Carolina. For
years we have been promised some re
uction in the burden, and an attempt
as frequently been made to do some
thing to-wards this end, but these
promises and attempts have been but
Dead Sea fruit in the mouths of the
people, and never ended in fruition.
We have been told that we were pay
ing our public officers extravagant sal
aries. We have seen salaries reduced.
but the burden was not lightened.
The attempt to impose an income tax
nded in farcial failure.
All this being true, where can we
look for relief? The appropriations
for the public schools of the State munst
and will be continued. A majority of
the people are determined that our in
stitutions of higher education shall be
dequately supported for they are un
willing to advertise to the world that
we are too poor or too indifferent to
properly maintain them. We cannot
deny to the Confederate veterans the
aid of that State which he defended
with his li fe-blood. All this being true.
we have little hope of a reduction in
the levy from a reduction irr the ex
penses of government, where we have
vainly sought it for ten years, only to
Notwithstanding all these facts. a
reduction in the levy for State pur
poses is not impossible, but must conme
instead from the development of other
sources of income to the State govern
ment. Other States have found these
sources and we have their example
and experience before us. A five mill
levy for State purposes is excessive and
burdensome. Tihere is no reason wvhy
the levy in South Carolina should be
heavier than that of other States. We
have a similar government. our public
debt is not excessive measured by the
standards we tind, and our people are
contented andl prosperobus.
There is no r-eason why the man wvhu
builds a home here should have placed
upon his shoulders the bur-den that
should be the share af other men. We
arc hamper-ing the i.ndustrial develop
met of the State by advertising t(]
the world taiat our- State t::xes are
higher than those ot other States. We
have a protectiev tarifT agrainst home
building: we are loading clown with
taxes the man who is huilding up and
developing the State by investing i.i
money in manufacturing and other in
What condition do we tind el!se
where? That it is not only not found
necessary elsewhere to levy 5 mills; for
State pu rposes upon the real estate and
personal property of the people, but
that in a majority of the States of thc
Union ne-half of this amut sunmier
KILLED AT A DACAS
I ,ad Feature or the Tornado in
A ispatch from", 1loomington. Ill.,
avs deith and destruction followed in
he wake of the tornado Wednesday
icht. The saddest feature was the
illing of the three voung women who
ere attending a danee at the t(,own
..i of .erna. a small village. ten
niles ast of lionington. There
%as a party of 250 young men and
vmi at the dance in the hall when
he tornado struck the building about
I o'clock Wednesday night. Every
xxdv rushed for th doors. A num
)er of young men hield the doors to
>revent the people fromt escaping,
earing that the4 might be injured or
:illed after they got outsik,. About
mi-a of them. however, escaped and
hen the building collapsed. The oth
rs were buried in the wreck. Three
vere killed and forty or fifty others
nore or less injured. some of thea
eriously. The dead are:
Miss Lena Jahagam. Mrs. Edward
Jartin and Miss Kelly. All are
laughtersof prominent farmers in the
icinitv. The bodies were horribly
nutilated by the heavy timbers.
uite a number of young men and wo
non were taken from the ruins in an
incolscious condition and some *of
hem. are still in that state and it is
eared that there may be other deaths.
The storm reached Bloomington
Lbout 11 p. m., commencing with a
urious electrical display. Rain accom
)anied the wind, and the business dis
rict suffered severely. Many plate
lass windows were blown in and the
tucks of goods were badly damaged.
fundred of trees in the city were
>roken off at the trunks and the
treets are almost impassable. Build
ngs all over the city are damaged,
)ut no lives were lost nor was any one
eriously injured. A man standing oni
est Washington street was blown
W0 feet but escaped with only bruises.
A Paid Witness.
Representative Jones of Virginia
nade it very unpleasant for Buen
amino, a former member of
guinldo's cabinet, who has been
rought to Washington by the ad
ninistration to be made a witness in
>half of the administration's Philip
ine policy before the house and senate
ommittees, by confronting him with
copy of a certifled address written
md signed by himself to the Ameri
an congress. in which he declared
hat President McKinley was seeking
>v fcrce of arms to impose American
vereignty on the Philippines and
hat independence was the only thing
hat would make life and property
afe in the Philippines. In other words
epresentative Jones has proven that
his wily Filipino was an advocate
or independence until he had his
ipinins changed by being placed on
he American payroll.
The current issue of the Philadel
hia "City and State" devotes a
engthy editorial to President Roose
elt's Memorial Day speech, of which
he followving is an extract: "It is
he cause of American Imperialism
'or which the President stands in op
osition to the cause of American
)emocracy. These two conflicting
orces are steadily drawing near one
~nother for the final contest-for the
eath grapple. There is no possibili
y of reconciliation between them.
)ne of these causes rests on the shift
ng, slippery sands of sophism and
alsehood, the other on the immutable
'ock of truth. By the ]ogic of cir
umstances that none can resist, mul
itudes of us are being led into this
~aley of decision, out of which we
~annot pass until we have girded our
elves for the battle and have un
heathed our weapons to smite and
lay the armies of the aliens."
Learn to Breath Properly.
It is possible for a woman to exer
ise her whole body to keep it strong
m~d well, simply by breathing proper
v. Children should be taught to
reathe and to get into the habit of
illing the whole lung space at each
nhalation and of emptying it comn
letely at each exhalation. There is
1 better way of getting to sleep soon
fter going t bed t ban by breathing
ropely. Push away the pillow and
ie fiat upon -:he back with the mus
es relaxed. Slowly draw in the
leepest brea':h possible, hold it for
'our seconds. ~:hen slowly expel it un
l the chest and abdomen have col
apsedi. RepEat this until you are
.ired or fall asleep. There are scores
)f ways of varying this exercise. But
his is the essential. Of course it is
ssumed that one sleeps with her bed
oomn windows open.
itural Mail Box Law.
The folIlowing paragraph is taken
'rum the postotlice appropriation bill:
'Whoever shall hereafter wilfully or
naliciusly in.iure, tear down or de
troy any letter box or other recepta
le established by order of the post
naster general or approved or desig
ated by him for the receipt or dleliv
ry of mail matter on any rural free
elivery, route, or shall break open the
ame or wilfully or maliciously in
ure deface or destrroy any mail mat
er deposited thI erei n, or shall wilfull y
ake or steal such matter from or out
> such letter box or 4otheir receptacle.
>r shall wilfully aid or assist in any of
he aforementioned oitcenses, shall for
very such offense be ptunishied by a
ie of not more than tl.000 or by im
yisonnent for not more than thrcee
ears." _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Women of' Today.
Mrs. Virginia D). Young. of Fairfax.
.C.. editor and proprietor (of the
Fairfax Enterprise. desires to edit a
:ollect ion of sketches oni womrren of
roday in South Carolina and tO this,
mnd ',sks the help of her brother' edi
"r the me.mbers of the F'ederation
t W\om'sli Clbs. the D)aughters of
he Confederacy. IDaughters of th'e
'ericni 1:v ilulon and of men and
somen evervvwh're in the state who
would ike to put upo n recordi the
otable labuors of womni among us
ngagd in whatever kind of work for
Ae hca of huanity.
for tne neeas of the State government.
The State of New .ersey does not levy
one dollar of taxes for State purposes.
but the secretary of state's office there
supplies nearly every dollar required
to run the government. The State of
Indiana levies less than 1 mill. Car
we realize it: when we have beer
groaning under the burden placed or
our shouldersy I have in my posses
sion a statement of the levy for Statc
taxation in 29 of the States of the
I *nion for the year 1898: in 21 of them
it is less than 3 mills: in seven less
than 2 mills.
Relief should be sought. where it can
he found. in a readjustment of the
bnrden. The land-owning and prop
erty-holding class of the people haVe
had the entir2 load on their shoulders
while large classes of our people, oft
times the best able to bear the burden.
are esc-aping. How much taxes do the
nrofessional men of the State pay?
Yet the mun who makes and spends
5 .000 a year is better able to con
tribute i100 to support the govern
ment than the man who owns !500
acres of uncultivated land. The negro
pipulation pays a pittance for The
schooLs and roads. but does not cn
tribute anything t; stipport the ma
'chinery of the State goverrment.
The methods of accomplishing the
end I have pointed out are as varied
as have been the experience of the
other States of this Union. New
York recently grappled with this prub
lem wich confronts us, and, directed
by Gov. O'Dell, an astute lawyer. suc
ceeded in so adjusting her law as to
collect $1 5,000,000 of the $20,000,000
required to run her State government
from other sources than a direct levy
upon the real estate and personal
property of the people, Can we not
find some method, if the iajority of
the States of the Union have found a
method? Must we supinely confess
that. with the knife in our hands, and
the example before us, we are unable
to cut the knot? 1 would not attempt
to say from whence every dollar should
come, but the wisdom of our legisla
tors can find the way, if we elect men
who will earnestly seek a remedy.
I am not advocatimg an untried
theory. but ask the genaral assembly
to follow the path blazed out by the
other States of this Union. The tax
commission of Texas asserted in 1999
that if the entire taxes of the State
were levied against the real and
personal property of the people, as we
are doing here in South Carolina,
there woule be such an outcry as has
not been heard since the oppressive
days following the Civil war.
J. T. GANTT.
FIRE DOES FATAL WORK.
Several People Burned to Death in
Twelve men and one woman were
killed and about 30 persons were in
jured in a tire which, Monday after
noon destroyed the sanitarium con
ducted by the .St. Luke's society, at
the corner of -Vabash avenue and
Twenty-first street in Chicago. The
society occupied the building which
was long knowna as the Hotel Wood
ruff. and for a brief period as the
Hotel Lancaster. By far the greater
portion of the patients received irr the
institution were those seeking cure of
the drink habit and those who were
addicted to the use of drugs. When
the fire broke out, there was on the
fifth floor a number of patients suffer
ing from delirium tremens and some
who were deranged by drugs. Several
of these were strapped to their beds,
and it was found impossible to save
them so rapidly did the fire spread
through the building.
MIonday fire destroyed the Arcade
and Citizens National banig block and
the Shackelford building at Saratoga
and caused a loss of five lives. The
property lots is estimated at $300,000,
with insurance of $225,000. The
Arcade property was to have ocen sold
at partition sale .June 12. It is owned
by the Shoemaker estate of Cincinnati,
and Benjamin J. Goldsmith of that
place. The exact origin of the fire
has not yet been discovered. The
fire started in the Arcade building
on Broadway. That portion of the
bank building occupied by the bank
was damaged only by water. The con
tents of the safes and deposit vaults
A small fire in the center of London
Monday caused tile death of nine
young girls, 15 persons were injured,
Ione probably fatally. The fire occur
red in the upper portion of a live-story
building adjoining the Mansion house,
in the busiest section of London. The
first extension ladder to arrive at thc
scene could not be elevated to the
height of the fourth story, and inmates
of the upper floors were compelled to
jump down into a tarpaulin which had
hastily been coimmandered by the
fireman from a passing fruit van.
Several of those who jumped were
badly injured, and others who refused
to take the risk disappeared within
the smoking windows.
A Howling Wildernss.
Major Waller, who was recently
'courtmartialed at Manila for brutally
murdering Filipino prisoners captured
jy him and who was acqiuitted1 onthe
ground that lie was acting under or
ders oif General Smith, arrived in San
Francisco on Friday. In speaking of
his experience in the Philippi nes lie
"I have fought in every country in
the world except Australia. but Samar
-- -.vell hell is a winter
Fresort comeared to Samar.
"I left Samar a howling wilderness."
he continued. "Te tried to make
it that for us. but we made it a howl
ing wilderness for themn."
".Want any more of it?" lie was
"No, im getting to be an old man
"I aim in my lifties. besides they
have surrendered, and it's all over.
Its always all over when they surren
der in th e Philippines," and a sarcastic
smile cuii ved unider his military mrous
Six Hundred Drowncd.
The Weitish steamler Camerta. from
Madras or Rlaugoon withl 600 passen
gers. all natives. whlich was believed
t have foundered on May Ii in a cy
elone has been discovered sunk at
laragua f!ats in the Irrawvaddy delta,
directly in the track of shipping. The
topmasts oif the vessel protrude above
ROOSEVELT IS SORE.
Said to be Disgusted With His South
BLAMES M'LAURIN AnD CAPERS.
The Only Satisfactory Appointment
in This State Made Against Their
Advice. Senator McLaurin's
The Wahington correspondent of
The State says President Roosevelt is
very sore over the failure of his ex
periment to build up a Republican
party in South Carolina by using Sena
tor McLaurin and the indications are
that in the distribution of Federal
omces in th@ Palmetto State in the
future there will be a new deal, T11e
president in talking with Republican
senators has manifested irritation over
the trouble le has bd in filling the
South Caralina oflce* and has express
ed in no uncertain terms his disap
pointment over both Senator McIsal
rin and 31r. John Capers who has been
acting as Republican referee for the
State upon the endorsement of Mc
When the nomination of Mr. Harris
to be postmaster at Charleston was
withdrawn, one of the leading Repub
licans of the senae called uppn the
president and aslied why this step had
been taker. President Iloqsevelt ex
plained the ditliculties surrogding the
case of M r. Harris begause of the dis
closures of his non residence and then
he went on to recite sorme of the trou
bles which he 14ad met in endeavoring
to fill the South Carolina ottiees and
did not mince words in telling why he
was disappointed in the situation in
He recalled that the most satisfac
tory appointment he has made-that of
Mr. Cunningham to be marshal-was
made in the face of the strong efforts
of Senator McLaurin and Mr. Capers,
who were doing all they could to secure
the reappointment of Marshal Melton.
He held these two gentienen responsi
ble alsQ for the troubles over the nomi
nation of Mr, Rester as collector of
internal revenue, and Mr. Richardson
as postmaster at Greenville. In pretty
language he expressed his opinion that
the combination of McLaurin and
Capers is a failure in political lea4er
ship and intirgAted his purpose of look
ing elsewhere for endorsements to
South Carolina ofies in the future.
Some intimation of the president's
feelings in this respect has reached
Senator McLaurin and the result is
that- he is extremely nervous over his
own fate. lie believes he has 4 prom
ise from the president of the eourt of
claims judgship, which he has been so
earnestly seeking, but he realizes that
nothing is certain in politics until it
happens. He is afraid that the efforts
of Republican politicians to prevent
the president giving so good an office
to what they call a "dead one" may
cause the man..in the White House to
overloolk him. Then, too, he is disap
pointed over the faihLae of his friends
to secure for him the endorsement of
Democratic senators, Hie started out
by claiming that he had letters froniaa
number of leading sebators, but inves
tigation of these claims proves ~that
they have no substantial basis. The
list which his friends gave out con
tained seven or eight names, but so far
as can be ascertained not one of these
Democratic senators have sent to the
White House the desired letters of en
This fact and the further fact that
there would surely be a fight over his
confirmation have combined to make
Senator McLaurin anything but
happy. Now his friends, who some
time ago were claiming that his ap
pointment would go in immediately
after the vote upon the Philippine
bill, are hoping that it will go in as a
recess appointment immediately after
the adjournment of congress but they
are not at all certain that this hope
will be realized.
The people in and about Rocky
Mount, N. C., are much exercised
over the escape from the train at that
place of a huge boaconstrictor which
was being taken North by one of the
midway shows of the recent Charles
ton Exposition. The snake seemed to
tire of his confinement and escaped
from the cage in which it had been
shut up. As soon as it got out of the
box it made for the woods and all ef
forts to recapture it have proven vain.
The escape is a serious loss to the
show, while the people do not take
kindly to the idea of having the big
snake about the vicinity. The coun
try about Rocky Mount affords the
smoke excellent hiding and feeding
grounds and it will hardly trouble the
residents of the town, unless they
hunt and attack it.
The Amended Road Law.
The road law, as amended by the
recent legislature, is amended in re
gard to the age specifications, and
henceforth those liable to road duty
conc within the range of from eigh
teen to fifty years. instead of from
twenty.one to fifty years, as hereto
fore. This amendment to the law was
opposed, it is understod, by every
iember of the Spartanburg county
delegation in the general assembly.
The members of the House of Repre
sentatives from the lower portion of
the state voted solidly for this amend
ment on account of the fact that it
would render it possible to place so
many Idle, loitering negro youths at
work in improving the roads of the
state. The law is uniform through
out the state, in order to make it con
Wants A Recount.
Col. J. II. Estill, of Savannah,
candidate for governor of Georgia in
the recent Democratic primary in that
State, has tiled a protest with Chair
man Brown of the State Democratic
executive committee against the claim
of lHon. Joseph Terrell, that Terrell
received a majority of 190 votes in the
recent primary and is the nominee, on
the ground that there were many
irregularities in the count of votes in
several counties named by him and
asirs for i reconnt of the votes.
A SAD OUTING.
Two Men Drowned in the Presence
of Their Families.
There was a sad ending to a family
outing at Rosstan, Pa., on Thursday
morning by the accidental drowning of
Andrew Iileman, aged 55 and Kirk
Bailey, aged 18 years. Dwight Bailey,
father of Kirk, was severely injured
and may die.
The Bailey and Hileman families.
about 16 in all, left their hones in
Rosston and went to thC banks of
Crooked Run, ashort distance away,
about 4 o'clock Thursday morning.
They had a tishing ret with thin
and began to 1ish for minnows with
great success. The net, after being
taken out several times and cast back,
finally became entangled in a snag.
The water at this point is about 10
feet deep. the location being familiarly
known as "sink hole." After vainly
endavoring to release the net young
Kjrk liailey .swat out to see what the
trouble was. As he approached the
net he was suddenly perceived to be
come white and then called for help,
saying that his feet had beconie en
tangled in the net. His struggles
were tprrible and Andrew Hihnman,
seeing tbat the boy could not continue
his struggle much longer stanted to his
rescue. As Hileman was approaching
the trapped man he, too, was seen to
throw up his hands and make des
perate struggles to go forward. The
fatal net had also wrapped 4ropad his
feet and he was caught in the same
plight as the boy, Dwight Bailey,
father of the struggling boy nowjump
ed into the water arnd started to. re
le4se the imprisarei men. When he
neared Ehe net he was caught as his
son and Mr. 11ileman had been acl he
yelled to the crowd on the bank that
he was caught in the net and could
do nothing more. Finally A. B.
Bailey, brother of Dwight, who had
been called to the scene, saw at a
glance tte direction in which the net
bad been dragged. Keeping above
the net, he succeeded in rescuing his
brother and getting him to the shore
in an unconscious condition from
which he had not rallied at 9 p. nq. He
will probably die. At the instant-the
elder Bialey was released from the net
the son sank for the last time and Mr.
Hileman, seeming to make a final ef
fort to help the young man, also
drowned, During all the time the
men were struggling in the water their
wives and families were on the bank
in agonized helplessness. Hileman
and Bailey are well known and quite
wealthy, All 'connected with the
accident are prominent and of the
oldest families in Armstrong coutny.
W. F. Stevenson Endorsed.
At the Democratic Convention of
Chesterfield County, on the 5th of
ay, the following resolution was
Whereas, Hon. W. F. Stevenson has
for several years past served this coun
ty (Chesterfield) in public capacities
with distinguished ability and tidelity,
Whereas, he has signified his inten
ion to withdraw from the Legislative
eld and to enter the candidacy for
he ofilce of Attorney General of the
Now be it resolved by the Demo
ratic Convention of Chesterfield coun
First, That we hereby heartily en
lorse the public career of Hon. W. F.
Stevenson during the six years past in
which he has represented this county
mnd commend him for the faithful and
eficient manner in which he has serv
d his county and State.
Second. That we do heartily endorse
im for the office of Attorney General
o which he aspires, and commend
im to the favorable- consideration of
he other counties of the State.
Ship Burned at Sea.
An unknown sailing vessel on fire,
ar to the eastward of iNantucket
Shoals, was sighted on June 9 by Capt.
Stabell of the Norweigan steamship
Nora, which arrived at Chester, Pa.,
Ihrsday from Hillsboro, N. C. The
ora's course was changed toward the
urning craft, but the work of the tire
ad been so complete that it was im
ossible to identify the vessel, which
:ontinued to burn until the Nora was
any miles distant. There were no
igns of the crew, and t is thought
hat all onboard perished.
Autos Cause Death.
Frightened by the rushing of four
tutomobiles and the blare of their
orns a horse ran away at Reading,
ass., dashed through the gates at
he railway crossing and an express
rain struck the team, killing a boy
md seriously injuring another boy and
he owner of the team. The automo
bilies crossed the tracks safely and
ushed on through the town without
pause. The police at once sent out
n alarm to all nearby places with the
request that the persons driving the
achines be arrested.
Strangled an Elephant.
A crowd of 3,000 persons witnessed
the execution at midnight in the city
ark of Tour, France. of the largest
f Barnum'and Bailey's performing
elephants. While on the way to the
ailway station the animal suddenly
ent mad, broke the chains, tried to
kill his keepers and had to be killed
mmediately. Two hundred men held
the rope which strangled the ele
The 0OH Can Exploded.
As a result of the explosion in Roa
1ke, Va., of a can of kerosene oil which
was being used to start a tire in a
kitchen stove, Mrs. Emma Sinclair.
aged 50, and her daughter, Jessie.
aged 15, were burned so badly Thurs
ay evening that they died several
ours later. The mother attempted
to smother the flames which had ev
eloped her daughter.
A dispatch from Smoak's in Colleton.
ounty says news has just reached
here that the hody of an unknown
vhite man was found three miles
from here this morning. The coro
aer has been notitied and will hold
m inquest this afternoon. It is sup
oedn he was murdered.
NEARLY WIPED OUT.
An Alabama Town Destroyed by the
In one of the most disastrous confla
grations that ever visited Alabama,
Alexander City, a place of 1,500 peo
ple, was wiped away Friday by tire,
the estimated loss reaching $750,000,
which the insurance will not begin to
cover. The town was not supplied
with waterworks and all the terror
stricken people could do was to save
what little they could and then, al
most prostrate, flee from the fire.
Help was telegraphed for, but it ar
rived only *to find the city a mass of
ashes, smouldering in dust. The tele
graph office was destroyed and all tele
phone cominunication with the town
has been impaired, making it impossi
ble to learn full details of the fire.
It is learned that only provisions
can be supplied to the homeless until
Monday. The fire broke out at Alex
ander City machine shops at I o'clock
Friday afternoon. The long period
of hot, dry weather had well prepared
the buildings of the little city for the
rapid spread of the flames. A stiff
wind was blowing with fierce rapidity
the fire spread from building to build
ing until the entire town was a seeth
ing mass of flames. Every business
house, three banks, two hotels, two
livery stables and nine dwellings are
totally destroyed. Not more than
two or three thousand dollars worth
of goods were saved in the Central of
Georgia depot, while three or four
cars of freight were totally destroyed.
The Methodist church, court house
and postoffice went up like tinder
boxes. No people were killed.
Tht railroad has established its tele
praph lines under a tree and appeals
for help and for fool. All of the
banks were burned and the damage
to'Viem and to others from the lots of
valuable papers will run into the
thousands of dollars. The tracks of
the Central of Georgla are so badly
warped that the passenger trains east
and west will have-to transfer.
TTTIAN HEADS OF.
He says He Is Backing No Candi
date Nor Fighting Any.
In view of numerous reports about
this man and that man being "Till
man's candidate" for the senate, a
statement made to the Washington
correspondent of the Columbia, State
by Senator Tillman Friday almost on
the eve of the campaign may prove of
interest i'n the State to the "wcuIld be"
senators and their friends.
"There is really no reason why I
should mix up in this race," said Sen
ator Tillman. "nor do I intend to take
the slightest part in it one.way or the
other. It is true that before Evans
entered the race there was but one
candidate in the field, Representative
Latimer, who had not at one time op
posed me. For this reason, thinking
to hurt Representative Latimer's
chances for election, the report has
been circulated that I was backing
Latimer. It is untrue to say that I
am "backing" any one of the candi
dates and the circulators of this report
hrrt Mr. Latimer's chances by the
gratuitous falsehood. N7ow that Mr.
Evans has definitely announced his
candidacy for the senate there will be
two of my former supporters, in the
race-another reason why I am not
called upon to take a hand.
"But it should be remembered that
none of the candidates in the race are
running for the senate against me.
They are after the junior senatorship.
And because in the past the other can
didates, Mr. Elliott, Mr. Hemphill.
Mr. Henderson and Mr. Johnstone,
have been political opponents of mine
does not seem to me to furnish either
an excuse or a reason for my meddling
in the game.
"It is a rule, adopted in the '90s,
that no one who is not a candidate
shall be allowed to speak. in the cam
paign. That rule met my approval
at the time of its adoption and it
meets mine now. You can therefore
say that any report circulated by any
body to the effect that I am backing
Latimer, Evans, or any of the other
senatorial catididates, is not only with
out authority but is absolutely false.
I have said this several times before
and I assert it again on the eve of the
This leaves the candidates with an
open field. No one will be able to
raise the cry e@f Tillmanism, for no
one is for or against that "ism" in
All but the merest formalitiesof the
plan to combine several of the big
shipbuilding yards or the country un
der one management have been com
pleted, according to The Herald. A
few papers remain yet to be signed,
and for this purpose ameeting of those
most interested will be held Thursday
after which a formal announcement
of the new coporation will he placed
on the market. It is said that the
plans contemplate a company which
will turn out any kind of vessel from
a tramp steamsh ip of small dimensions
to a battleship, weighted down with
the heaviest of armor. Iron and steel
works are being negotiated for, and
it is understood several extensive
plants have been purchased.
Drought in Texas.
The drought which has existed
throughout Texas for nearly four
weeks is damaging the corn and cot
ton crops materially. In some dis
tricts tbe hot winds have literally
ruined the corn crop. In Dallas and
vicinity the season has been unusally
hot an'd dry and for the past week the
thermometer has registered 90 or
above each day.
Three Killed in' Mine Explosion.
Three men were killed Tuesday
afternoon by an explosion in Aurora
mine of the Oliver Mining scompany
a Tronwood Mich.
Because One of the Engineers Over
looked His Orders.
AND FIVE PEOPLE IS KTLE.
The Passengers Saw the Trains Ap
proaching, but Thought they
Were on Seperate Tracks
Until the Crash.
A fatal collision occurred on the
Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis
railroad Thursday afternoon between
Hooker and Summit, two small sta
tions about 12 miles from Chatta
nooga, Tenn. Five men were killed
outright and about 15 others moreor -
less seriously injured. Possibly two
or three of the wounded will die from
the effects of their injuries.
George Rollin, engineer of the ac
L. A. Rankin, fireman of the ac
James Berrard, fireman of the
Express Messenger Webbof the lim
Engineer Rollin died after being re
moved to the hospital.
J. W. Barker. mail clerk.
Fred Thatch, baggage master.
Mail Clerk Miller.
R. R. Stover, mail clerk.
A. W. Clark, mail cletk.
Engineer George Bay.
Train No. 98, known: as the Jasper
accommodation tialn, left Chatta-'.
nooga about 2.40 o'clok Thmrsday af
ternoon. It was due at Summit at
3.08. The other train, fast mail No.
1 from Nashville, was behind time
and the meeting point of these trains
had been changed from the regular
station to Stmmit. One off tl engie M
neers it is said overlooked his. orders .
and ran past-the designated meeting <2
place. Fireman L. A. Rankin was
horribly mangled and died almostin
stantly. Engineer Rolink was badly
injured, his legs terribly-crashed and
a large hole made in his head and left
side. His injuries are consideredfatal.
Engineer George Bay of the fast
mail is seriously injured and it Is
thought fatally. His fireman, James
Barnard, was caught under the smal
ler engine and literally burned to
death. . A handful of cinders and
charred flesh. was all that could be
found of him.
Expre Messenger Webb of the fast *
mail train was caught under the de
bris and died shortly afterhaving been
removed to a place of safety.
The story of the wreck as told by.
the passengers is a thrillng one of be
ing placed in a position to see the ap
proaching disaster. On account of
the position of the track, there being
a double reverse curve at the place of
the wreck, the passengers were able
to see from the side of the cars the ap
proaching accommodation train. They
thought it merely a passingof regular,
trains and did not heed the warning
until the ersh came and it was too
late to help themselves.
The accommodation train being the
lighter one, was telescoped, the heavy
engine of the-fast train ploughing its
way through the cars and splintering
them into kindling wood. Both en
gines had their positions reversed and
were thrown 40 yards from the track.
None of the passengers were seri
Tribute To Dr. Carlisle.
Recently the faculty of the South
Darolina college adopted the follo*
Resolved, That the faculty of the
South Carolina college have learned
with great regret of the resignation of
Dr. James H. Carlisle from the presi
lency of Wofford college.
Resolved, That in the long-career of
this distinguished educator and illus
brious alumnus of this college, the
faculty recognize most conspicuous .
services rendered to the State, and to
the interests of education, of charac
ter and of religion, which entitle Dr.
carlisle to the affectionatd and last
ng gratitude of all the people.
Resolved, That the faculty congrat
alate Wofford college on the posses
~ion of a treasure so invaluable as the
ame of Dr. Carlisle's character and
~ervices; and wish for Dr. Carlisle
imself many years of well-earned and
Resolved, That a copy of this min
ate be sent to Dr. Carlisle, to the presi
lent of Wofford college, and to the
Dr. Carlisle's reply to these resolu
bions reads as follows:
Spartanburg, June 11, 1902.
President F. C. Woodward.
My Dear Sir: I am deeply touched
by the great kindness of your faculty.
Please convey to them my grateful ap
preciation of their action, 'The grati
tude of man leaves me mourning."
Heartily reciprocating all their as
;urance of regard, and with many
wishes for their happiness personal
and otticial. I am
Very truly yours,
Jas. H. Carlisle.
Result of Old Fued.
As the result of a fight at New Or
leans Wednesday night between SI
3ilians, Salvadore Luciano, Vincenzo
Vetura and Marcello Ferri are dead
and Joseph Gerrachi and Jos. Co
Lamnia, charged with the murder of
Luciano and Vetura are seriously
wounded. The difficulty was the out
:ome of an old feud existing between
the two factions of the Sicilian race
[n that city, Luciano and Vetura were
met by Gerrochi and 'Colai on
Paydras street Wednesday night and
Ghe men immediately opened fire.
Buciano and Vetura were killed and
oseph Gerrachi and Joseph Calamia
were wounded. Gerrachi may die.
Both deny having done any shooting.
Autonio Luciano, a relative of the
lead man Thursday morning met
Viarcello Ferrn, who he said had taken
~art in the killing of his brother last
iight. Securing, a shotgun Luciano
ired both barrels into Ferri's body.
dflling him instantly. Luciano was