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VOL. XVIII nbMANNING, S. CG. WEDNESDAY. DECEMEV,93 O1
FOR LAW AND ORDER.
Crime to Be Checked by Striking at
the Ca se
AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE.
A Man Will Be Put in the rield at an
Early Day to Organize County
Associations of the Law
and Order League.
The executive committee of the
Temperance Law and Order league,
which was organized fair week, met
in Columbia Tuesday night and pre
pared an address to be Issued to the
people Of South Carolina. Constitu
tion and by-laws were also adopted.
It was decided to put a man in the
field at once. The necessary expenses
must be met by voluntary contribu
tions. All who are interested in the
welfare of the $tate are urged to send
contributions to the treasurer of the
league, Mr. Howell Morrell of Horrell,
After the adjournment of the com
mittee meeting, the chairman, Capt.
J. W. Bamel, editor of the Kershaw
Era, stated that the members are very
much in earnest; they have met with
much encouragement and expect to
succeed. It must come about slowly.
just as the present state of lethargy
has come over the State gradually,
but the league expects to see the day
when the people will see the cause of
THE ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE.
Following is the address which was
issued Tuesday night:
To the People of South Carolina:
The executive committee of the
State Temperance Law and Order
league, in the discharge of the duty
imposed on - them, would address to
their fellow citizens a few considera
tions and conclusions as to the deplo
rable condition of lawlessness existing
in the State, a condition well calcu
lated to humiliate us in our own eyes
and degrade us in the estimation of
the civilized world.
It is sufficient to call attention to
the fac; that 180 homicides are re
ported in the daily papers as commit
ted in this State for the nine months
ending September 30 of the current
year, to show that a terrible state of
lawlessness exists and to justify the
most earnesto and strenuous efforts on
the part of law-respecting citizens to
Besides this record of blood-guilti
ness, crimes of all lesser grades which
result fiom a lawless spirit are on the
increase, while efforts to repress them
by the ordinary process of law seem to
be singularly ineffective.
It is scarcely necessary to recite the
catalogue of these crimes against
morality and good order. They are
known and read of all men. The laws
of God and man are violated with im
punity as witnessed by the desecration
of the Sabbath, the profanationof the
sanctuary of God by scenes..of .drun
kenness, disorder and bloodshed, the
violations of the criminal law, and the
shameful violation of the dispensary
law in all its restrictive and prohibi
Under these conditions it becomes a
proper enquiry for thoughtful men,
what is the cause of this disordered
condition of society, and to seek to
discover a-remedy therefor..
The most painful feature of the sit
uation is to be fonnd In the general In
difference on the part of the better
elemenit to assume their part In the
enforcement of law, and their refusal
or neglect to support those appointed
agents who are charged with its en
We believe It the duty.of good citi
zens of all classes, and especially of
Christians, to 'aid in the enforcement
of all laws which have been placed on
the statute books by their sanction,
and that their neglect or refusal to
discharge their duty in this respect
is the chief encouragement and sup
port to lawlessness.
We commend his excellency, Gov.
Heyward, for his sincere effort to en
force the dispensary law, and declare
it to be one of the purposes of our or
ganization to render all available aid
and encouragement to him and his
offcers in their laudable endeavor.
In a word we would call upon our
fellow citizens to come promptly and
boldly to the rescue of our State from
the perilous position In which we have
been placed by suffering a small mi
nority of law breakers to imperil every
true Interest of the people by their
For this purpose we would urge
upon the people in every county and
community to unite with us In organ
ized effort by forming themselves into
leagues for the purposes set for th in
the simple form of organization which
is herewith submitted.
HOWELL MORRELL, J. W. HAXEL,
The general purposes of the league
will be found in the constitution,
which is as follows:
This organization shall be known as
the South Carolina Temperance, Law
and Order league. It shall be sup
ported by free will offerings and shall
have for its objects:
1. To render all moral encourage
ment and support to the constituted
authorities in the enforcement of ex
isting laws, both State and municipal,
relating toethe peace and good order of
2. To render such individual service
as may be practicable and lawful, in
securing and furnishing to the proper
law o'fficers facts and information of
violations of law to enable them to
proceed against tbe violators
3. By all lawful means to hold the
sworn officers of the law to the prompt
and faithful discharge of their official
obligations to the public, and by
proceeding against them for wIllful
neglect or failure on their part.
4. Especially to secure a full and
satisfactory enforcement of the'dis
pensary law, both against those en
gaged In prohibited traffic in intoxi
cants and those who violate the pro
visions of the law while acting as
sworn officers of the dispensary.
5. By endeavoring to secure such
legislation in the future as will ulti
mately prohibit the traffic in intoxi
cants for beverage purposes in South
Its officers shall consist of a chair
man, secretary-treasurer, and an ex
ccutive committee, consisting ofiseven
members, one for each congressional
district in the State, of which the
chairman ,xnd secre tary-treasurer shall
be ex-officio members, and one or more
The chairman, secretary-treasurer
and executive committee shall be
elected at a convention of delegates
from the county leagues hereinafter
provided for, and the field workers
shall be chosen by the executive com
mittee. The term of office shall be
for one year or until their successors
The executive committee shall have
power to transact such business as
may promote the objects of the organ
ization, and shall meet at such times
and places as the chairman may ap
The annual convention shall be held
in the city of Columbia on Wednesday
evening of fair week for the election
of officers and the transaction of such
business as may be deemed necessary.
A county league shall be formed at
each county seat and may maintain
branch leagues at such points in the
county as may best subserve
its interest, and shall adopt such sim
ple rules for its government as may be
necessary to carry out the objects of
The officers of the county leagues
shall consist of a chairman, secretary
and treasurer and an executive com
mittee in such number as the league
may decide upon. They shall be
elected annually and hold office until
their successors are chosen.
The chairman of each county league
shall be ex-officio members of * the
State executive committee.
Each county league shall elect an
nually at their meeting in September
delegates to the annual convention in
Columbia in the ratio of one for each
member of the general vssembly from
Killed Himself and Wife.
At Washington Robert J. Hale, a
compositor in the government print
ing office, killed his wife and then
committed suicide at their home in
that city at an early hour Thursday.
Hale had been under suspicion of be
ing responsible for the condition of a
young woman who, it is claimed, died
a few days ago as the result of an
operation performed at a sanitarium
near that city. He swas not related
to the girl, but passed as her cousin
and as such visited at her rooms.
When he read the announcement in
the morning paper of the arrest of the
physician charged with dausing the
girl's death' be wrote a number of
notes and proceeding to his wife's
room, killed her and himself.
Will be Endorsed.
The Spartanburg Journal says
Governor Heyward' may have lost
some popularity in Charleston by
with-holding dispensary profits from
that city, but he has strengthened
himself vastly throughout the state
by his determination to see the law
nforced in all parts of the state. If
he local authorities ignored the dis
;ensary law in Spartanburg this city
would not get any of the profits and
te same rule ought to hold good in
Carleston. The governor and the
ispensary board are to be commend
d for their action in the matter and
tey will be endorsed by the people of
A Big Baby.
Although physician experienced in
the care of very young babies are in
redulous, the neighbors of Mrs.
osehh Hurtik, of No. 318 East Sev
nty-first street, New York city, ac
ept with wonderment the statement
f the nurse that a baby boy-the
hirteenth in the Hurtik family-who
arrived on Friday, the thirteenth of
his month, really weighed twenty
even pounds at birth. Since the news
f the prodigy began circulating there
bas been a steady pilgrimage to the
A dispatch from Manila says Gen.
Wood captured the Moro position in
the 'hills of .Jolo, north of Taglibi on
the 20th inst., and destroyed the
earthworks they had thrown up there.
Private Martin Brennan of the Four
teenth cavalry was killed during the
engagement and two privates were
woured, one seriously. The loss on
the Moro side is known to be 75, pro
bably more, as the ground is covered
with brush and the bodies are hard to
Bornb Kills Six.
A terible crime is reported to have
been prepetrated at Arduing, near
Rottermann, Styria. An attempt was
made on the life of a railroad con
tractor named Zanardelli in revenge
for his having discharged five hun
dred workmen. During the trouble a
bomb was thrown and six persons
were killed and sixteen seriously in
Four Firemen Dead.
Four men were burned to death andi
property loss amounting to $300,000
was caused by a tire Thursday at
Omaha, Neb., The names of the
four firemen killed were: Leroy W.
Lester, Win. Burmeister, La Gold
borough and Won. A. Barrett.
The Norweighan steamer Victoria
was stranded during Wednesday'
night's storm off Stavanger Norway.
Sixteen members of the crew and two
persons who were passengers on board
of her were drowned. Five persons
were rescued from the steamer.
An Old Fool.
They have the worst kind of old
fools over in Georgia. Recently in
Decatur superior court a man over 60
years of age was Wednesday convict
ed of kidnnapping a girl of 8. He
confessed that he wanted to marry
There were- three victims of the
open gate in Birmingham, Ala., one
day last week. One was a young lady
and the other two were children.
They all stood too near the fire and
thir r-lnthing caught.
SOME PLAIN TALK
From Senator Morgan in Criticising
the Course of the President
IN THE COLOMBIAN MATTER.
Roosevelt's Wild, Inexcusable Raid,
Is What the Alabama Man
Terms the Making or the
The Panama question was up in
the United States Senate last week,
and In discussing it Senator John T.
Morgan, of Alabama, indulged in
some very plain talk. The question
came up in connection with the an
nouncement of the reorganization of
senate committees, relieving Mr. Mor
gan -from the chairmanship of the
committee on interoceanic canals.
Before the order went Into effect Mr.
Morgan took the floor and his speech
proved to be a discussion of the en
tire canal question, with liberal crit
icisms of the president for his course.
Mr. Morgan discussed at some
length the attitede of the president
in the matter of the selection of a
route for the propoied Isthmian canal
and in doing so accused hi-n of using
his official position to advance his per
sonal views. One man in the presi
dential office may be able, he said, to
crush all opposition. but it remained
to be seen whether he could crash the
statutes of congress. He referred to
the Spooner act and said no one could
nullify it. The revolution in Panama,
be said, was a Caesarian operation,
resulting in taking Panama alive from
the womb of Colombia.
In connection with his charge that
the president has made the canal
question a party question, Mr. ktor
gan said: "I think that the appeal
o party discipline to force his opin
ions on the country, and his measures
of aggression on foreign countries, in
addition to his power as commander
and chief of the army and navy which
he uses with- a dreadful iatitude of
construction, is so strong a proof of
heart failure in the present wild mo
zrents that I am encouraged to hope
that there are still some barriers that
we may rely upon to protect the peace
aUd save the commerce of the coun
try. I regret that party discipline is
to be used as a domestic police force
to protect 'the transit' in Panama,
nd to guard the interests of the
new canal company. That we will
get a canal if one can 'be built in
Panama, I have no doubt, for the
president has said so. Yet this re
sult is not nearly so certain or so safe
as if he should obey the Spooner law."
Mr. Morgan- said that he had only
consented to the enactment of the
Spooner bill because of his confidence
in the good faith of the president in
enforcing the law, and now that the
president had not seen fit to keep that
faith it remained to be seen whether
the Senate would support him in that
position. The president had, he said,
completed his campaign against the
Spooner act by having Mr. Hay sign
a treaty with "somebody from Pana
a," who had no authority except
tat conveyed in a cablegram from a
unta at Panama.
He read the correspondence bearing
pon the revolution to show, as he
said that "the president had known
f the uprising in the isthmus before
it began and stood ready with armed
ships to protect those engaged in it."
That Assistant Secretary Loomis'
ispatch that it was our desire to
.aintain peace was, Mr. Morgan de
lared, the grimmest piece of irony
t4at had ever graced diplomatic an
Mr. Morgan expressed the hope
that Mr. Hay had been asleep when
some of the messages of his subordin
tes had been flying over the wire.
"As for the president," he said, "he
never sleeps on his post of duty or de
sire, although he sometimes closes his
eyes to what Is going on about him."
He continued that Colombia had
a perfect right to suppress an uprising
n the isthmus, and he declared that
the United States had failed utterly
to observe its treaty obligations in
pursuing the course it had taken.
[ndeed, be said, our course there nad
been such that It would bring down
the censure of future generations
upon us, and he predicted that
the immediate result would be disas
trous, causing the loss of both men
and treasure. The consequences would
be such that the president would have
o time for dreams of diplomatic
He declared his opinion that Mr.
Hay had not been a free agent in ne
gotiating either of the canal treaties.
Mr. Morgan said that the most strenu
ous part of of the career of~ the presi
dent had boeen covered by his effort to
secure a canalawith Panama and that
the president had resolved when the
Hay-erran treaty was under consid
eration to push the canal through and
if authority did not exist he had made
up his mind to create it.
As to the Panama matter, Ser~ator
Morgan said an elaborate treaty had
been prepared, commission sent here
and then sent back again to create a
government with power to ratify a
treaty. He charged that the treaty
with Colombia had been largely drawn
by a corporation lawyer. Speaking of
the report of the lsthmian canal com
mission favorble to the Panama route,
Mr. Morgan characterized that report
as "the dynamite that has rent in
twain the republic of Colombia." He
said further tbat the report was a
diesperate adventure. He declared
that if Mr. McKinley had lived the
protocols with Nicaragua and Costa
Rtica would have been observed.
"But be is dead," the senator went
on, "and a new Richmond comes upon
the field, and he seems not to feel the
obligation of good faith when a more
enticing field for unique administra
tion breaks upon the vision: of this
ambitious spirit." He declared that
it was President Roovsevelt's ambi
tion to have all the glory of construct
ing the canal for his own administra
"Has the president," he asked,
"any excuse for his failure to carry
into effect the agreement with Nica
ragua and Costa Rica unless it be re
sentment towards Colombia and grati
fication of personal ambition which
the law denries him of the further
power to indulge? Whatever the In
centive he will fail to carry the peo
ple with him in his wild and inexcts
No plea of "reasons of state" would
be acceptable, for reasons of state are
out of place in a republic, and are re
garded only as the plea of a tyrant.
In abandoning the McKinley policy,
Mr. Morgan declared that the presi
dent had destroyed the rights already
acquired at much expense of time and
He declared that Colombia bad lev
led blackmail to the extent of V',000,
000 and that, acting under the in
structions of the president, the secre
tary of state had entered into an
agreement that might make it possi
ble to collect on the levy. Only the
eagerness or the ambition of the
president could, he said, have supplied
the fulcrum for this transaction.
Mr. Morgan reviewed at length the
Colombian revolution of 1902,.declar
ing that Marroquin's triumph was
due not to his own prowess, but to the
assistance of the United States. "All
roads that the president travels," he
said, "lead to the Panama canal, but
some of his discreet friends should
caution him not to burn the bridges
behind him." That war had, he said,
deserved the condemnation of all
Christendom because of the brutality
of Marroquin's conduct, and yet know
ing this conduct was such as would
have done discredit to the bearer of a
scalping -knife or tomahawk, the
United States was the ally of that
leader throughout the conflict. He
referred especially to Marroquin's con
fiscatory decrees and said that Presi
d'ent Roosevelt must have known of
Mr. Hanna challenged the state
ment -of Mr. Mirgan that President
McKinley had been favorable to the
"I know of my own personal knowl
edge," Mr. Hanna said, "that when
in ~1899, it became known that the
Panama company's property could be
purchased, he gave the question seri
ous consideration and Investigation,
and at his instance provision was
made in the river and harbor bill for
an appropriation of $100,000 for the
invesigation of all routes. That this
request was made because of his in
terest in the Panama proposition I
know of my own' personal knowledge.
President McKinley had decided to
follow the recommendation of his
commission, and that is what the
present executive is doing. So that
there has been no change in policy."
Mr. Morgan replied that he had
spoken only from the public record of
President McKinley and not from
knowledge of his private views.
"I know," he said, "that he enter
ed into compacts with Nicaragua and
Costa Rica to secur-l the Nicaragua
route, and there is no record to show
that he changed his mind."
Mr. Hanna-It is incorrect to say'
that President McKinley pieferred
Nicaragua. I know better. It was
only the high price of the Panama
property that deterred him.
A Diabolical Revenge.
The German ship Octavia, 143 days
out from Antwerp with a cargo of
cement and steel rails to Port Los
Angeles, dropped anchor a. mile off
shore of the latter port late Thurs
day. The captain of the vessel
brought ashore his first oincer in a
dying condition and had him conveyed
to a hospital. The Octavia arrived
in port with the sailmaker in irons,
charged with murder and the vessel's
log showed three sailors buried at sea.
The story, so far as it can be learned,
portends an unusual tragedy on the
high seas. It s tems that shortly af
ter rounding the Horn, the sailmaker,
who, it is said, was drinking heavily,
began making trouble among the crew
and induced three sailors to join him
in a raid upon the whiskey p6rtion of
the cargo. In an enstfing drunken
ight, the three sailors assaulted and
severely beat the sailmaker. Subse
quently the sailmaker induced the
same three men to make a second raid
on the cargo and it is said purposely
caused them to drink of a carboy of
carbolic acid and they died.
About a Dog.
A letter from Honea Path to The
State says Ed. Gambrell, a well-to-do
farmer living a few miles east of that
place, accidentally shot himself Thurs
day morning and very little hopes are
entertained for his recovery. He was
out hunting with a party of his neigh
bors when Clifton Lawless, a y outh,
accidentally shot one of the dogs.
This angered Gambrell, who began
beating Lawless with the butt of his
gun. In some way the weapon was
discharged, the entire load of shot
passing through his left hand and
into his left breast, about one inch
above thbe heart. The lung was per
forated and~ it is feared that the shot
will prove fital. Those who witnessed
the affair attacn no blame to Lawless.
A Sea Disaster.
A special t'. The Post-Intelligencer
from Juneau, Alaska, says passengers
of the steamer Excelsior confirm the
loss of the steamer Discovery. The
Discovery sailed from Nome the latter
part of October and has not been
sighted but once since. Severe storms
have prevailed over the route she
would have traveled to this port. She
carried probably 50 or 60 passengers,
the list of which is with the steamer's
agent in Nome.
Fetl Down Shaft.
Near Dubois, Pa., while three
miners were in an elavator eage at
mine No. 2, of the Buffalo & Susque
banna Coal compauy control of the
machinery was lost and the cage and
men were precipitated to the bottom,
a distance of 100 feet. The men were
killed almost instantly. They were
married and leave families.
While out hunting with a party of
triends Thursday, Eugene Betts, a
young merchant of Henders, n, N. C.,
was accidentally shot, dying instant
ly. Robert Crockett fired at a rabbit
'and Betts received the load in his
Wercked their Home.
During the little war that has been
going in San Domingo our minister
had his residence destroyed by shells
thrown by insurgents besiegers. The
fittle black republic will have to pay
Ir the damae
A BANK ROBBED.
The Robbers Bind a Watchman With
Wire and Guard Him.
OPENED VAULT WITH DYNAMITE
They Secured Seven Hundred Dol
lars in Cash and Fled on
a Hand Car. A Bold
Bank robbers are again at work in
this State. At an early hour Tues
day morning, Nov. 24, a band of five
white men robbed the Bank at Brun
son on the Port Royal Railroad. They
held up the watchman, Richard
Youmans, colored, presenting a
revolver in his face. He yielded
readily under this persuasion, and was
left bound by four of the men in the
custody of the fifth. He was stood
against the side of the depot, with a
wire rope tightly about his neck, and
still covered by a revolver, while the
robbers made their way to a black
smith shop. This they robbed of the
tools they wanted for their more seri
ous work. With these tools they
made their way to the bank.
Two of the four were left.on the
street to keep watch, while the other
two went inside, after forcing the
door. They blew open the vault and
then blew open the safe within the
vault, finding 87C0, which they took.
There was a large amount of money
just received the day before, which
was not in the vault, but in a new
safe outside the vault. This was not
touched, evidently escaping the notice
of the robbers.
After the robbery had been effected,
the men went back to the watchman
and the robber who stood guard over
him. The negro was left tied while
the robbers secured a hand car and
made off on the railway track towards
Fairfax. Tuesday morning two white
men, regarded as suspicious charac
ters, were arrested in Savannah and
held for identification, as it Is thought
they might have had a hand In the
robbery. T. H. Tuten, vice president
f the bank, and another citizen of
Brunson went to Savannah and called
t the barracks, but could not identify
the men. The negro watchman is
considerably worsted, having been
tied with wire hard and fast.
The bank has two safes, one a
Mosler screw door burglar proof which
was only recently installed. For
tunately the robbers did not enter
this one. Had they done so the loss
would have been very heavy.
In An Open Boat.
Nine men from the French bark
Francois Coppee who were picked up
in an open boat by the steamer
Schooner Scotia are still at Gulata
bay Cal. The following story of the
wreck of the bark was told by Fred
Briken, one of the survivors: "About
9:30 Friday night the Francois Coppee
ashed upon rocks at some place north
of Pointe Reyes.. The weather was
very thick. - The sea was heavy. The
bark had been tossed about for a
ouple of days and Captain Iniye
seemed unable to find his bearings.
When he struck he had time to provi
sion the boats and then they were
launched. In the boat with me were
eight others. We got away safely.
"The boat taken by the captain was
dashed against the foundering vessel
and the men in it were thrown into
the sea and washed away. We had
been drifting around for more than
twenty hours when picked up by the
A M~an Brute.'
While sitting alone in one of the
ofces of the Boston Note Brokerage
company on Milk street Thursday,
Miss. Lillian B. Goff, thirty-two years
of age, a stenographer was brutally,
assauJted by a man who entered the
apartment and struck her repeatedly
on the head and arms with a heavy
iron drill. It was at first thought
that the assault followed a quarrel
about terms of a loan but later, -when
an investigation disclosed the fact
that $400 was missing from the offie
safe, robbery was assigned as a motive.
After regaining consciousness at the
hospital, Miss. Goff gave the police
the name of her assailant and they are
now searching for him. He is said to
have frequently visited the office on
A Brave Girl.
After having been bound and gag
ged by a negro thief in the residence
of Mrs. R. A. Barclay on Grand
Boulevard, Chicago, a plucky 16-year
old girl employed as a domestic, burn
ed the cord.s from her wrists and
chassed the intruder from the house
with a carving knife. This is the
story as related by the girl, whose
nane is. Anna [Tastings. Opeoing the
cellar door in response to a knocK, she
says, a negro seized her by the throat,
dragged her to the kitchen and after
tying her, forced a napkin into her
mouth, while he proceeded to ransack
the house. The girl dragged herself
to the range and succeeded in freeing
herself, receiving severe burns in the
A Centre Shot.
"While northern Republican papers
are denouncing the treatment of the
negro in the souto," says a contempo
rary, "it would be well for them to
give a moment's attention to the
treatment of the black man in the
north. In the city of Lincoln, Neb.
mark the name-with its Republican
majority of almost 2,000 the negro
delegates to a great religious conven
tion this month were denied accom
modations at the hotels." This Is
from The Commoner, published at
Licln, Neb., and edited by Mr.
Wm. J. Bryan.
A Woman Convicted.
At Stanton,. Va., Mrs. Ellen Bailey
was found guilty Thursday of plane
ning the wreck which occurred on the
Norfolk and Western railroad at
Greenville last December. The
jury fixed her punmislhment at 10 years
in the penitentiary. Her son, James
Bailey, and Joseph Kennedy have
been convicted of wrecking the train.
Bailey was condemned to serve 18
years in the penitentiary while the
jury in the case of Kennedy brought
in a vitor murder in the first de
Many Western Settlers Want to
Come South to Esape the Cold.
Rev. Dr. Lund, professor of church
history and of homiletics in the Unit
ed Church seminary at St. Paul,
Minn., was In Columbia last week.
This is the theological school of the
Norweigan branch of the Luthern
church, which has 150,000 communi
Dr. Lund is himself an immigrant,
a native of Norway, but he was a babe
in arms when he came to this country
and he is thoroughly American now.
He is fond of the country of his adop
tion, but he declares that he and
many other Scandinavians find the
winter climate of Minnesota too rigor
He visits extensively among the peo
ple of his denamination and wanted to.
be supplied with information concern
ing South Carolina for upon his return
he would be questioned closely. He
declared that he had no official inter
est' in seeking this' Information, but
there is a certain unrest among the
foreigners who have settled in the
northwest and he wants to be able to
give an intelligent answer to tfieir
questions. The need of a State bureau
of Immigration was made evident by
There is one matter which he sug
gested which should be brought to the
attention of the people who are Inter
ested in bringing Immigrants to South
Carolina do not fancy the presence of
the negro as a neighbor. There is that
nameless horror which is a constant
dead to all isolated homes.in the coun
try, but if the colonists should be
brought here they would congregate
in such a way as to prevent their wo
men and children from being endang
ered by the presence of negeo brutes.
The cheapness of negro labor aslo
worries those people who do not un
derstand that the negro farm hand is
an Improvident and idle creature.
The stories as to the "aristoracy" of
South CarQlina seem to have hurt this
State In which there is but one aris
tocracy now-the aristocracy of hus
tle and of enterprise. Dr. Lund seem
ed to be convinced that the settlers
would be well received here.
The soil here, he said, is not as fer
tile as that of Minnesota, but the
more agreeable climate is an offset to
that. He seems to think the upper
part of this State would be an idea
sDot in which to locate settlers.
STICKS TO BOOKER.
The President Wants to Give Wash
Ington's Brother a Job.
A special dispatch from Washing
ton to the Atlanta Journal says Presi
dent Roosevelt's affection for Booker
Washington -has been extended to in
clude Booker's brother John.
A postoffice of the second or ' third
class is to be soon established at Book
er's Tuskegee Institute and John is to
be made postmaster. The orders for
this , will be issued from the fourth
assistant postmaster general's office at
once, it is understood.
As soon as Confiressman'Thompson,
of the Tuskegee district heard of the
plan, he hurried tb General Bristow's
offce and protested against It. He
pointed out that the' new postoffce
would be within a mile of the Tus
kegee offce which is a violation of the
department's rules. He said Tuskegee
had a fine old school for young ladies
which Is of more importance than
Booker's school, but no postoffce had
ever been proposed for the young
Fathermore, he argued that the
establishment of the offce at the ne
gro Institute woold take away from
Tuskegee offce much of the present
business and In all likelihood would
cause a reductIon in salary of the post
master, allowances for clerk hire and
To all the argument General Bris
tow coldly replied that the matter
came within the discreti~n of the
fourth assistant postmaster general
and that he would exercise his own
President Roosevelt, it is under
stood, is responsible for the creation
of the new offce and the signal honor
to be paid John Washington, who -is a
ginger-cake colored citizen, with flow
ing side whiskers.
A Carolinian Honored.
The State says "the king of Siam
has appointed Edward H. Strobel to
be one of the two judges for Siam for
the peace court at The Hague. Mr.
Strobel was born in Charleston and
graduated at Barvard In 1877 and at
the Harvard Law school in 1882. In
1885 he was appointed secretary of
the legation at Madrid. In 1893 he
was third assistant secretary of .state
under 'Cleveland and then was sent
first as minister to :Ecuador and later
to Chile.-On the election of McKinley
Mr. Strobel resumed the practice of
law, and conducted' important cases
arising in South American States. In
1898 he accepted the Bemis professor
ship of international law at Harvard.
Mr. Strobel made a brilliant record
in college and has sustained his re
putation as-a lawyer and diplomat in
his subsequent career. His selection
by Siam to this honorable position is
gratifying to his many friends, espe
cially those of his native State."
Larger Salaries Wanted.
A dispatch from Columbia to the
Charleston Post says Governor Hey
ward is being importuned to suggest
to the Legislature in his annual mes
sage that the salaries of the members
of the State board of dispensary di
rectors be increased to $1,500 per an
num instead of the present sum of
$400. Much influence is being brought
to bear to encompass this. The Gov
ernor has not Indicated what action
he purposes to take in the matter.
Starving in the Street.
In the city of New York Tuesday
night with twin babies In her arms
and thinly clad, Mrs. Annie Mullen
walked into the East Thirty-fith
Street Police Station. She was shiver
ing, but the babies were wrapped
warmly in a blanket. Her husbani
deserted her eight months ago. She
had walked the streets all night.
Magistrate H'ogan sent the woman to
the Outdoor Poor Department, with
rrse that she be oared for.
PICKED UP BY A SWINDLER.
The Honest Confesaon of a York
"If I thought I was the only man
in York county who needed a guard
ian, I would keep my mouth shut; but
as I am satisiied that my experience,
if published, will at least serve as a
kind of a warning to some of the more
prudent, I am going to tell you the
whole story as to how I was done out
of $3 by a slick sharper a few weeks
The speaker was Mr. J. D. Land, a
well-known citizen of the Beersheba,
neighborhood. It was thus thatm-e
began an interesting recital topil!
reporter of the Yorkville Enquirer di
Wednesday morning. The laugh was
against him and he knew it; but in
order that the moral of the st'ryMay
not be lost, it is proper to remark, he
is not the man to bold back important
facts on account of a little thing-ke
that. Mr. Land is one of the repre
sentative citizens of his neighborhood,
and in point of intelligence, or other
wise compares favorably with the best
citizens of any other portion of the
"Yes," Mr. Land continued, "I
was picked up just as nice as you
please, and as the saying goes, while
I was looking right at him."
"It was about three weeks ago. He
was a nice looking fellow and scaine
around by my house, representing
himself as the agent of a big medicine
house in Galveston, Texas. I could
not begin to tell you all he said, for
there was too much of it; but boiled
down, his concern had found an abso
lute cure for indigestion, and he was
engaged in spreading the'news. The
consulting corps at the home office
included the finest medical talent in
the world, and with knowledge of the
peculiar condition of a given patient,
this staff could give advice which,
taken in connection with a little pow
der he had along, would certainly do
the business within a short time-six
months at the very longest. The
treatment had never been known to
fail, and the agent was safe in not
only offering a return of the money,
but binding himself toa big forfeiture
in the event an absolute cnre. was not
"The wonderful remedy was too
good a thing to give out to everybody
at a nominal price; but in order to
introduce it, agents had been sent out
to hunt up and cure ten cases in each
county in the United States. He had
already found eight subjects in York
county and needed only two more. He
showed me the names of several of My
neighbors, and went on to explain
that in addition to the cure the com
pany was making a present of a-dress
pattern to every female patient and a
mackintosh coat to every male patient.
If Mrs. Land and myself were suffer
ing from indigestion, and were willing
to submit to a cure, all we had to do
was to take a box of the powder, fill
out the answers on a question blank
for the doctors at the home office, and
pay three dollars to cover certain ex
penses and we would be admitted on
the ground floor.
"Well it happened that Mrs. Land
had long been a sufferer from Indiges
tion, and I would pay any reasonable
amount for relief. Although the fel
low was very plausible, wounderfully
slick I would like you to believe that
I was at least a little suspicious, but
anyhow I told hiihe could put Mrs.
Land on his list. I went on to say,
too, that as'Mrs. Land was to get the
benefit of the medicine, he could send
me the coat. That was all right, he
said, so I gave him the three dollars
and my breast measure, and he turned
over a box of his powder together
with a question blank, and a receipt
for my money.
"And that receipt! Why It was
just as good a receipt as you ever saw.
He had a whole book of 'em,' printed
with stubs, so there could not be any
mistake as to the amount paid or as
to who paid. My receipt shows how
I have paid the far away Galveston
medicine house, three dollars of good
money, and the agent has the record
so he can never farget that I am the*
very same man who paid him.
"The whole transaction was busT=
ness like and deliberate, and if I wasf
not impressed with the fact that I
had been the recipient of an unusual
benefaction, it was certainly notfhe
fault of the fell iw who sold me'
powder and things.
"But after the man was gone, I got
to thmnking and it occurred to me to
tell Mrs. Lan-i that I would not take
any of that powder until we heard
from the questions. 1 kept on think
ing and the more I thought the more
satisfied I became that I wvas not go
ing to hear from the transaction any
inre; that the fellow had just picked
me up and that was all there was of
'Have you ever been picked up that
way? If you have you know how it
feels. With that coat that never
came still on my mind, I went to
town and bought one. .Pretty soon af
terward I ran across a neighbor whose
name I had noticed among the favor
ed ground floor people of the indiges
tion man. You could tell~he had indi
gestion from the woe begone expres
sion on his face, but when he saw my
new coat he brightened up somewhat
"Where did you get .it?"
" 'Ah, I reckon you might say I
found it,' replied I banteringly; but it
wouldn't do much good to tell you, be
cause you could not get one that way.
"Then I started out to tell how the
Indigestion man let me in on the
ground floor, and before I got half
way into the story, he exclaimed:
" 'Dad jim it, I told 'em yer could
not fool me and that feller was all
right. I'm just in a coat and a dress
pattern, that's what I am!'
"The thing seemed to do my neigh
bor so much good that I hardly had
the heart to disabuse his mind; but I
was so tickled 1 couldn't help it, and
when I confessed about being in the
same boat with him, we got consola
tion in the agreement as to the stran
ger being about the smoothest article
who ever came our way."
Mr. Land went on to mention the
names of a number of his neighbors
who had been picked up by the same
sharper; but he did not feel at liberty
to give them away. He is of opinion,
however, and the reporter agrees with
him, that this fellow hi s no doubt
found cores of victims in all parts of
A WOMAW'S MISTAKL
She claimed the Wrong Man as ] 32
HIS PROTEST WAS OF 50 USTO
Finally Her Mother Proved th
She Was Mistakpnf4'
the Man Was All'.
to Go Free.
strangecase of mistaken identilj
'in New York one day la
. A well-dressed, raheprett
young woman was getting off 1 '61
avenue car at Twenty-third s.
when the face of a man sitting
car caught her eye. Her face lightes
up.witb delight, then rage, then
terminatiop. She sprang back
car and ran- toward the
man with outstretched arms.
"Ah, Robert, Robert-at
The man lo1ked sheepish d
passengers giggled. The womanre
dened with rage and stamped
"What! You don't know me?
your wife! Oh, my husband, my
band!" she cried.
This was too much for tbe "
He jumped to his feet, dodged
waiting arms and fled to the
The woman picked up her
shouting "My husband, my h
stop him!" and gave chase. Sogli
the passengers, determined to se6
fun out. The man ran like
him, dodging through the
"Stop him, stop him!" she.
"He is my husband! He is.a
mist! -He's got four wives"
breath failed her.
Policeman Barry saw the
ning anc-aught him.4n his
The woman fo wed by the
and a hundred la ngp
up in a second.
PROT]STs U AY
"I am not, I am not, the
At this the woman fell to
him as a bigamist. Barry.
was too much for him soheo
pair to the statlon-house. There
woman repeated- her story,
man said he was Rupert
waiter, or No. 116 Lawrence
The woman said she wasMrs
ence Reynolds; of No. 984 Le
"I am not this womanM10sbe
and she will cost me my:7Job
"Are you/sure this man
husband?" asked Sergt. ce.
"Sure? Of course I am sure.D,
I live with him two monthstam
you deny it, either!" she cried
COULD PNOME 1O KA3xB. i
'Can't you identify him poltI
Don't you know of any mark:
Mrs. Reynolds could think
distinguishing marks,- but sai'
into a rage at-the suggestionit
-didn't know her own husband.'5
sergeant suggested bringing
her friends to thestio-us
verify her belief. The thought struok
her as good. -
"There lssmy mother, Mrs.Lur
Kreizer. She will know him, --
"And there is Martin'Weiss.3a
you deny knowig him?" ' -
Price sat down in the back
waiting for the Identifiers, r
nervous at the prospect. MrsnR
nolds walked around,ocsonl
staring at him to verify her Ietf
tion. Finally Mrs. Kreizerce,
at the door by the triumphantMr
Beynolds with the information/ i
she had found her recreant husband.$
ETAMDTNED -Y THE XOT~. .7
Price was brought out. Nr
Kreizer looked at him dubiously.:
walked around him and looked a
from all sides, while Sergt.
tried hard to maintain the gravgy
."No, Florence, it is not he. Bobeb
was much taller." Mrs. Kreiser gave~
Just then Martin Weiss camein
The news was given to him wtot
bias, and he walked around t6
-ater, who began- to get nervous.iE
again~ . -
T'Not tall enough by a foot Bb
ert," he announced, after ca~in
"Ha, ha!" laughed Price agan,-be
ginning to ~see the jhke. "Now ol
wii let me be off to get my job?" ae
Sergeant said he guessed a- mistsed
had been made. . 9 .
"And please, the niext tlmi O.
come out to look for your hsad
bring a foot-rule along," said Pr-ice-as
he bowed himself out of the door. .4
Mrs. Reynolds waited till she saw4
him turn the corner, and then zan
The Hampton Monument.
The State says our tardiness i ni
raising the popular subscription of
810,000 to complete the fund for as
monument-to Wade Hampton is elicity
ing coiment outside the State. The
Springfield Republican says: "'There
has been much talk in South Carolina
about erecting a monument to Gen.
Wade Hampton, and, as is so oftene
true in such cases, too little done. -
The amount on hand is but $2,000A
and the treasurer of the fund, .Sen n
ator Marshall of Columbia, has asked
the other State senators to stir upn
their counties to do what is expecte
of them." Despite the appearent Inu.
difference It is imposible to doubt that.
the total amount will be secured
within the next few months.
Killed by Bursting Lamp.
Francis Mi., the 22-month-old child}~
of Mr. and Mrs. James Polkinghorne,
519 Huntington street, Savannah, was
fatally burned by an exploding lamp3
and shortly after the accident the lite ~
te one died. The child was plaving
near the table upon which the lamp?
stood. As it fell upon the child the
oil covered his clothing, which was
soon in a blaze. The mother was
badly burned in extiugishing the
the county, and no one 'individuaf out
of each score has ever opened his
moth about the matter afterward.