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voL. xvmUi. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 16
A GOOD EXAMPLE.
A Most Munificiet Bequest to the
City Schools of Columbia.
ALSO TO THE CITY HOSPITAL.
The Late Charles Logan, of
Columbia. Remembered the
City of His Adoption
in His Will.
By zle will of the late Charles Lo
gan te city of Columbia receives
legacies aggregating no lessthan S60,
000. The Columbia bospital and St.
Peter's Catholic church each receive
$5,000. The document was admitted
to probite Tuesday afternoon, and
this wt s the tirst opportunity for
verificat ion of rumors whiich have been
afloat ft r several days.
The State says shortly after Mr.
Logan's death The State was told
that the city would receive from bis
estate quite a large amount for the
erection of additional school build
ings. The relatives of Mr. Logan
declared that the will had not been
opened and the attorney, Mr. R. W.
Shand, declined to talk as it would
not have been becoming in him to du
so. The contents of the document
were not known until late Wednes
day afternoon when Mr. Sha-id was
handed the will with instructions to
have it filed in the probate court.
The legacy to the city schools is not
available at once, not until after the
death of Mrs. Logan. This will in
clude four acres of the race track at
the fair grounds and $40,000 in money,
The -legacy to the hospital is avail
able at once. There is another be
quest of $9,000 which is to be used by
the city for the prevention of cruelty
to animals. This shows the trend of
mind of the late Mr. Logan, wpho was
a lover of animal life.
The legacy for the public schools is
found in the last of the three codicils
appended to the original will. The
tract of land is worth not less than
$10,000. Thesa items in the codicil
read as follows:
LEGACY FOR THE SCHOOLS.
"I give and devise unto and to the
use of said 'The City of Columbia' and
its successors, after the death of my
wife, four acres of my race course
tract of land on Elmwood avenue in
the city of Columbia, the said four
acres to be so laid off as to be bounded
by the present northern boundary
line of said city, east by W. A. Clark,
south by Elmwood avenue and west
by a straight line drawn at right
angles with Elmwood avenue and the
northern boundary line of the city.
In trust, nevertheless, that the city
of Columbia and its successors will
devote the same to the following uses
and purposes exclusively, that is to
say; the said devised four acres on
Elmwood avenue shall be used for a
public school as hereafter provided
for, and for school grounds appurten
ant thereto, upon which four acres
the city of Columbia shall erect or
cause to be erected within three years
after my wife's death (or if she. pre
deceases me then within three years
after my death) a proper building for
a public school, elementary or high,
to be named 'Logan schoolP or, 'Logan
High scnooP' as the case may be, and
shall cause within the same time a
school with teachers to be opened
therein for pupils, which shall be free
and open without chage to white
children of said city under the laws
and regulations governing the free
public schools of said city, and to
which other white children may be
admitted apon such terms as may be
prescribed by the p-oper authorities
of said school."
"I give and bequeath to the said
city of Columbia after the death of
my wife the sum of $40,000 in trust to
expend the same in erecting or caus
ing to be erected on the land devised
in Item 3 of this codicil the said 'Lo
gan school' or 'Logan High school.' "
item 5 declares that if the city does
not fultill the conditions, the property
will revert to the estate.
FOR Hl7tAITr's SAKE.
In this same codicil, dated June 23,
1903, is found the following item:
"I give and bequeath to the city of
Columbia, a municipal corporation of
the State of South Carolina, the sum
of $9,0C0 in trust to invest the same
and use the income therefrom as in
their judgment seems best in enforc
ing within the corporate limits of said
city the laws of the State and the
ordinances of the city in relation to
cruelty -to animals. If the city of
Columbia refuses and fails within a
reasonable time to accept the trust
hereby imposed upon it, then the said
sum of $9,000 shall pass as a portion
of my residuary estate."
The concluding paragraph of the
third codicil is as follows:
"Out of the residue and rest of my
estate I direct the following legacies
to be paid: To St. Peter's lRoman
Catholic church of Columbia, S. C., to
the Columbia hospital of Columbia, S.
C., to Dick Keenan of Columbia, S. C.,
and to Mrs. Mary Braslaw of Ne w
York, $5,000 each; to the two daugh
ters of said Mrs. Mary Braslaw, $2,500
each; to George, Keenan, Thomas
Boyne, Mrs. E. H. Boyne, Mrs. Sarah
Alexander and my nephew, Charley
Graham, all of Columbia, $1,000 each.
And all the residue of my estate I
give devise and bequeath in two equal
shares, one share to my brother James
Logan, or if he be dead to' his issue
living at the time of my death, per
sturpes, and one share to the issue of
my sister, Mary Cassady, per sturpes,
living at the time of my death,"
The original will was written July
29, 1886, and was witnessed by G.
Stork, Jno. G. Friday and Sam D.
Friday. Those who were named as
executors were his wife, Mrs. Louisa
D. Logan, Col. James H. Rion o1
Winnsboro, Frank Ehrlich and James
S. Graham of Columbia. Mr. Logar
ontlived many of those named as wit
nesses- The original paper was amend
ed by three codiCils..
$50,000 FOR HIs WIFE.
Hie leaves to his wife the residence
at the corner of Senate and Assembl3
streets, including 1 1-3 acres, and $50..
000 in bonds for her support through
out her natural life. At her deatt
the residue of the $50,000 is to reverl
to the estate.
A fter thus providing for his wife he
directs his executors as soon as prac
ticable to sell all the remainder of his
real and personal estate and convert
into assets and after payment of costs
of administration and $1,500 for his
own monument to expend the net bal
ance as directed.
The brother and the sister of the
deceased will be beneficiaries largely.
It is impossible to learn just how
valuable is the estate, but it is gen
erally regarded to be about $200,000
to $250.000, and the relatives in the
"old country" will inherit the bulk of
this after Mrs. Logan herself has been
provided for. In the original will be
leaves to "my brother James Logan
of Meencargagh, near Castlederge,
County Tyrone, Ireland, $5,000," and
the same amount to the issue of his
sister, Mary Cassady, who lived in the
The deceased also provided for Chas.
Logan and Jennie Logan of Chicago.
nephew and neice of the late Charles
Logan. They are to receive $50) a
year each from the income from the
rent of the three residences on the
north side of Blanding street close by
the Palmetto engine house. Charles
and Jennie Logan are also to receive,
share and share alike, the legacy of
$5,000 intended for Sarah Gormley of
county Tyron, provided that legatee
should die without issue.
The other features of the will are of
a personal nature except the fact that
he names as his executors Mrs. Louisa
D. Logan, Jennie Logan, Edward
Ehrlich and T. H. Meighan. He
directs them to keep his property in
sured and in good repair.
Caught in the Act.
- A dispatch from Trenton to The
State says on Tuesday afternoon of
last week Miss Sue Penn, the assistant
postmistress, left the office to carry
over a registered package to the train
which stops in front of the office at
the tank. While she w.L absent a
young negro boy who goes by the
name of Pete Tillman, went around to
the rear. of the office, raised the sash
and jumped in. Realizing that his
work must be done quickly or his busi
ness would no longer be kept a secret,
he made no delay in getting to the
safe and was just in the act of taking
therefrom its valuable contents when
he was surprised to see Mr. C. Ward,
one of the rural carriers, step in. Mr.
Ward gave him a very cordial invita
tion not to be in a hurry to get away,
so Pete decided to remain awhile.
They went to see the magistrate, who
thought it a deed worthy of notice by
one of Uncle Sam's officers and now
they are waiting until Friday when
they will appear before Uncle Sam's
representative to see whether Pete
had any right to inspect the safe.
He Murdered Her.
It became known recently that the
leading female dancer at the Metrop
olis theatre, Fraulein Frieda Boelke,
was murdered at a hotel in Cologne,
December 2, by Ferdinand Tessier, a
manufacturer of machinery at Vichy,
France, who had several times been
nationlist candidate for member of
the cbamber of deputies. They were
engaged to be married and had dined
together at the hotel and quarreled
in a private sitting room because the
woman had looked too frequently,
Tessier thought, at another man in
the dining room. He tried to chloro
form the dancer, but she was a strong
woman and pushed him off. Tessier
then took a hatchet, which he had
concealed about him, and struck the
woman once ineffectually and then
stabbed her~fatally three times with
a dagger. The hotel people heard the
struggle an'de rushed to the spot,
whereupon Tessier, with his back to
the door, shot and killed himself.
To Cartail Spinning.
A resolution providing for a nation
al meeting of all cotton mill men in
the United States and the formation
of a -plan for curtailment of cotton
manufacturing was adopted at the
conference of cotton mill men recently
held in Charlotte N. C. The resolu
tion, as adopted, provides for the
naming of a "committee of fifteen
delegates from the conference in ses
sion now, to meet in Washington;
that Southern, Northern and New
England manufacturers be invited to
appoint similar committees and that
these joint committees formulate a
feasible plan, looking to the curtail to
the curtailment of production
throughout the United States, and
that this joint committee immediate
ly issue a call for a national. meeting
of manufacturers at such date and
places as they may agree upon."
The Democrats Win.
Willimantic, Conn., elected a full
Democratic ticket Wednesday for the
first time in ten years. Oscar 0. Tan
ner was chosen Mayor, and two-thirds
of the Democratic candidates for the
City Council were elected. The fact
that Norwich, New London, Norwalk.
Bridgeport, Hartford, Ansonia and
Derby have gone Democratic at their
last elections has alarmed the Repub
lican party managers, who fear that
the sweeping gains at the city clec
tions may be the forerunners of Demo
cratic victory at the State and na
tional elections next year.
.Did Not Mind It.
When Daniel Webster's niarket man
had sued him for a long unpaid bill
and got his money he was so scared at
his temerity that he stopped calling
at the door for orders. Webster asked
him why. one day, and the man con
fessed that he supposed Mr. Webster
would never trade with him again.
"Oh," said Webster, "sue me as often
as you like, but for heaven's sake don't
starve me." There was never a time
when the great man was not willing
to owe as mnch as anybody was will
ing to let him owe.
Kilied by Train.
Chas. B. Johnson, aged 33, acting
as Breakeman, was run over and kill
ed by a car in the Southern freight
yard in Columbia on Tuesday. He
leaves two prphan girls aged four and
nine, his wife having died two years
ago. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The Augusta Chronicle says it was
very natural that William J. Bryan
.sould make a favorable impression
among influential people in Great
Britain. He is a man of commanding
presence, quiet dignity, splendid ad
Idress, and one who can say well what
he has to say.
SOME PLAIN TALK.
Fraud and Mismanageme -t of Large
Sums of Money
IN THE OLYMPIA MILLS MATLTER.
It Is Alleged that the Directors Voted
Themselves a Million Dollars
Worth of Mill Stock
Free of Cost.
The petition of Leonard Phirzy et
al. of Augusta vs. the Olympia Cst .n
Mills et. al. of Columbia, which was
tled in the United States court f'or
South Carolina a little over a month
ago, has developed into two cases witi'
several interventions in which tie
president of the Olympia Mills. the
Granby and the Richland Mills, all o'
Columbia. and the board of direct:;ors.
are charged with fraud and misman
agement of the funds of the mills.
The petition of the two Augusta
plaintiffs sets out substantially that
in 1889 the board of directors cf te
Granby and Richland Cotton Miils
was composed of W. B. Smith Whaley
as president and W. A. Clark, vice
president; Wm. H. Lyles, Wo. B.
Childs, Geo. A. Shields, Wm. B. Low
rence, Robert W. Shand, J. Sutter
Moore, and W. H. Rose; that in 1899,
about July or August, this board en
tered into a scheme for their own per
sonal benefit and advantage and protit
to obtain a charter for and to erect
the Olympia Cotton Mills, whici this
board obtained as promoters without
any cost to themselves practically all
the stock of the new mill, and in
which they secretly and fraudulently
diverted the assets of the '-ranby and
Richland Mills into assets of the new
mill, with which they would build
and equip the new mill with the
money so diverted and such money as
they could obtain from the public by
thds bolstering up the credit of the
new mill, enabling them to realize fir
themselves profits from the new mill
which they would cause to be issued
to themselves and thus have control
and management of the new mill.
The charter for the Olympia mills
was obtained on August 3, 1899 with
a capital stock of $1,500,000.
The Phinzy petition charges that
the statements issued in July a show
ing was made that the Richland mills
had a surplus of $125,000 and the
Granby a surplus of $250,000 and
charges that the board of directors
diverted this surplus from the two
mills into the Olympia mill common
stock; that W. B. Smith Whaley was
voted $300,000 worth of common stock
of the Olympia mill for valuable ser
vices in purchasing machinery, for
which service he was receiving a sal
ary of $20,000 a year as president.
They further charge that 8750,000
preferred stock was issued and sold;
that $750,000 in debenture certificates
were issued for the purchase of ma
chinery. They set out that in this
way $1,875,000 was raised with which
to build the Olympia mill, and that
the $1,000,000 in common stock wbich
they charge has been voted to the
board of directors, was issued and
voted to them without a cent having
ever been paid for it. Is is declared
that when the $750,000 preferred
stock was issued a statement was
made that the $1,000,000 in common
stock had been paid into the treasury
when, as a matter of fact, none of it
ad been paid in.
The details of the issue of common
stock, wnich they contend was voted
fraudulently- to the board of dirctors
is described as follows:
That W. 'B. S. Whaley purchased a
piece of land in his own name and
sold it to the corporation for 875,000
in common stock of the company as a
bonus oD the purchase. That 8300,000
of the common stock was voted to
Whaley for valuable services as above
described and from refraining from
accepting from the sellers a secret
commission for himself on the pur
chase.. That 8125.000 par value of
the common stock was issued to a
"syndicate" composed of the bzard ofi
directors and Carey, Bayne & Srnita.
a commission concern of Baltimore.
That the $125,000 common stock s;o
issued to this dirm was secured by tnle
notes of that firm, which they believe
ave never been paid. Tuat $25),000
common stock was af ter ward issued to
the Granby and $125,000 of the same
stock issued to the Richland milis.
That a.fter the stock was so issued it
was divided among the directors and
syndicate so that now the holdings of
the Olympia common stock is as fol
W. B. Smith Whaley... 432,000
Carey, Bane & Smith.. .... 157,000
J. S. Moore. trustee.. .....100,000
W. A. Clark............. 83000
J. S. Moore.. .. ....... ... 23,000
W. H. Rose.............. 25,000
Geo. A. Shields.... .. ..... 1,000
W. G. Childs...... ...... 23000
W. B. Lowrance.. ...... ..1,000
W. H. Lyles.............. 15,000
Rebt. H. Shand .... .... ... 15,000
John E. Carey .... .... .... 31,000
Tunstall Smith........... 31,000
Mrs. Isabell Whaley... .. ...5,000
That in addition to this it is shown
that preferred stock is held by the di.
rectory as follows:
W. B. S. Whaley... .... .84100.00
W. A. Clark............... 40,000
W. H. Rose.............. 5,000
OThat parts of this stock was issued
without valid consideration and as a
bonus. The petitions contend that
before the first preferred stock was
sold a special meeting was held on No0
vemtber 9, 1901, when a binding reso
ltion was adopted by which it was
agreed and stipulated that no first
morgage bonds were to be issued
standing before this stock and it wae
on this understanding that Mr. Phini
zy bought $15,000 worth of the first
preferred stock of the Olympia mills,
and Mrs. Alice Hull bought $8,000
~worth of it.
In defiance of this contract, a meet
ing of the directors was called, they
having the majority of voting power,
on November 14, and an issue of 81,
750.000 six per cent. first mortgage
gold bonds voted. The thi-d holder
of the preferred stock of the Olympia
is a Mr. Aldermen, of South Carolina.
The petition was filed in Charles
ton, asking that a receiver be ap
poineddeclrin tht ithadbee
discovered the mill was insolvent, and
a restraining order issued against the
issue of bonds. This order was tem
porarily granted and two receivers
appointed. The statement comes
from there that subsequently repre
sentation was made to Judge Simon
ton that the appointment of a receiv
er at that time would involve other
businesz institutions of Columbia, and
the order was recinded, while in its
stead an order was issued to show
cause why the prayer of the petition
should not be granted.
Saturday Marion Irwin, of the firm
of Irwin & Callaway, filed a joint suit
in the same court, setting out prac
tically the same as in the Phinizy pe
tition. except that this firm is repre
seriting Pauline H. Dearing and Eu
geria A. Dearing. of Athens, as stock
ooi-rs of the Granby mill and is
seeknr to secure the restorati-n of
S250.U') wbich was subscribed to the
:apitl stock of the Olympia mill.
It is also stated that other inter
ventions have been filed for the Coil
Pipe dompany, of Hartford Conn..
and for Heyward et al.. and in one of
the petitions the Baltimore Trust and
Guaranty Company,' of Baltimore,
Md., as trustees for the bond holders,
have been made party defendants.
The Phinizy petition was set for
hearing on December 14, but since
the tiling of the petition by Marion
Irwin a motion has been made to set
the hearing of both cases on the same
day, December 21.
A Sad Ending.
This sad story is related by the
New York American: "Bedelia"' was
the swan song for pretty Lizzie
Worth Thursday. Humming the
words of the popular melody she
placed a bottle of carbolic acid to her
lips and ended her life in the rear
room of a Harlem saloon. Lizzie
Worth's life of twenty years was not
one to be proud of. She had no home
or no parents that any one knew of.
Drenched by the storm and wearied
of life, she entered a barroom at One
Hundred and Twenty-first street and
Lexington avenue. The bartender
and several patrons heard the fami
liar strains of "Bedelia" issuing from
the little room in the rear. Then
there was a crash. They hastened
into the back room and found her in
the last throes of death. Even then
broken snatches of the song issued
from her acid-scarred lips. Lizzie
Worth was dead when a physician
arrived. Her body will go to the
A Family Burnt Up.
Nearly a whole family perished in
the flames that destroyed a dwelling
at Clarksburg, N. J., Wednesday
morning. Clayton Fowler, 42 years
old, his wife, 36 years old, and their
four children, aged respectively 16
years, 13 years, two years, and si-x
montbs, lived in the house, which
was a two-story frame building. The
blaze started on the lower floor and
when the family awoke the whole
lower part af the house was in flames.
The olest child, a boy, jumped from
the second story window and escaped
with slight bruises, but Mr. and Mrs.
Fowler were either afraid to iump or
were overcome by smoke before they
could reach a window and they and
the three other children were burned
Kneeling with her hands together
in prayer in St. Vincent Ferrer's Ro
man Catholic Church, New York
City, an elderly woman died Thursday
afternoon. Father T. Hyacinth Justa,
who was at his deviations at the altar,
heard heavy breathing. The only
person he could see was a woman
who was, apparently, praying fer
vently in the last pew but one from
the rear. He walked hurriedly to
her and touched her on the shoulder.
She took no notice, and, raising her
up to a sitting posture, ne found that
she was unconscious. He summoned
a doctor, but the woman was dead
when he arrived. Apoplexy was the
nisb.onest Bank Officers.
Jamecs M. Edge, alias James Kane,
was ;arresed at Memphis, Tenn., 1.ast
week, charged witc embezzling a
large sum of money, said to be about
$1000, from the First National
b wk of Paterson, N. J. Edge has'
oeen in Memphis several months and
his arrest was made at the instance
of the assistant superintendent of a
New York detective agency. The de
tectives state that Edge admits his
identity and confessed that his pecu
lations amounted to $100,000. He helid
the position of note teller in the Pat
erson bank and disappeared from
there three years ago. Edge, it is
said, claims to have lost the money in
A Birmingham, Ala., dispatch to
the Atlanta Journal says while brood
ing over his serious losses inflicted up
on the White Commission Company
by the alleged embezzlement of F. B.
Wellons, who is under arrest, J. P.
Dawson, one of the largest stock
holders, and said to have been one of
the strongzest witnesses in the prose
cution of Wellons, took morphine with
suicidal intent late Wednesday after
noun and died from the effects-of the
drug. Wellons gave bond, which was
signed by some of the most prominent
men in Birmingham. The suicide of
Dawson following the release of We
lons on bail, caused the greatest ex
Will Have to pay.
At Union on Monday the property
of Larkin M. Rice, colored, was adver
tised under a judgement obtained at
the last term of Court by a colored
woman, who sued Rice for the breach
of a promis.e of marriage, and got a
verdict for $2,500. Rice appeared
and claimed his homestead, which re
sulted in a postponement of the sale.
The property is located in the town of
Carlisle and is of some value.
Office Taken Away.
Governor Hleyward Friday took
away the oifice of notary public from
several holders for violation of the
conidence imposed in them. Those
affected were S. E. Rivers, of Beau
fort, G. P. McChiry, of Charleston, A.
W. Brown, of Beaufort, J. E. Sher
ard, of Georgetown, and Peter Wat
son, of Beaufort. The above named
had committed crimes and been sen
tence to imprisonment.
Synopsis of What the President Had
to Say to Congress.
HE SPEAKS OF ALL MATTERS
Relating to the Advancement and
Progress of the United States
and Her Relations With
The annual message of President
Roosevelt, which was read to both
bouses of the Fifty-eighth congress
today, comprises fifteen thousand
words, beina estimated a* over eleven
columns of printed matter.
The mesiage, as transmitted to
congress, deals principally with the
isthmian canal, the repudiation of
the canal treaty by Colo'mbia, the
revolution in Panama an I the conse
quential course of the United States
in relation to the isthmian embroglio.
The recent postal frauds, public
land frauds, the creation of the de
partment of labor and commerce form
a specific portion of the message.
The president recommends addi
tional enactments in regard to these
newly instituted departments, stating
that the department of commerce
and labor will be for fair and equita
ble control and adjustmer:t of all la
bor and capital; ssensions. Strict
economy in national exgenditures is
emphasized, the surplus of expendi
tures for the year T903 being the basis
for the president's recommendation.
Needs of the financial situation is
discussed, but the president express
ing his opinion that it will be unwise
and unnecessary to attempt at the
present time a reconstruction of the
entire monetary system.
Additional facilities for merchant
marine are urged.
The necessity of an immigration
bureau by which undesirable immi
grants shall be kept out entirely is
Attention is called to the naturali
zation frauds, which have been perpe
trated in the United States, reveal
ing a condition of affairs which calls
for the immediate attention of con
The extension of purposes for ap
propriation for enforcing trust and
interstate commerce laws is recom
The of more effective treaties mak
ing the crime of bribery extradictable
The result of the Alaskan boundary
decision is satisfadtory in every way.
The settlement of the claims of
Russia and Anstria against Venezuela
by international arbitration is com
mended, and the advancement of the
cause of international arbiration
The exemption of private property
at sea from capture by beligerent
powers is recommended.
The meeting of the inter-parliamen
tary union for international arbitra
tion at St. Louis in 1904 is commend
The friendly relations with Turkey
and the commercial treaty with Chi
na, which have resulted in several
gains for the United States, is ap
The recommendation of a reduction
in cost of maintaining consular service
The extension of rural free delivery
service is praised. An additional ap
propriation and facilities are recom
The policy of building good roads is
The favor of congress towards the
Louisiana Purchase exposition is
The judicial development of re
sources of the Alaskan territory is ur
The complete vestment of pokver in
the governor of Hawaii in regard to
state affairs is endorsed.
Tariff benetits for the Philippine
possessions are urged.
The preservatioa of forest reserves
receives special mention.
The brunmpt enactment of Instant
remedial legislation to prevent the
damage by boll weevil is :requested.
The necessty of enlarging the safe
ty appliances on railroads is endorsed.
The extension of civil service rules
The effect of recent laws providing
for a general staff of the army and
for the more effective servic of the na
tional guard is strongly commended.
Recommending that the govern
ment should secure permanent camp
sites for military manoeuvers in the
various sections of the country the
president recites the beuetits which
would be secured by these tactics. A
system providing a method for pro
.otion from grade to grade in the
army upon the standing and promo
tion of the officers is urged.
The progress of the upbuilding of
the navy is commended, with the
urging of an additional increasese in
ships and seamen.
The~ establishment of a naval base
in the Phili ppine Islands is demand
The provision of a naval general
staff on lines similar to those of the
army is requested.
The message reviews the relations
of tbe United States government. to
the matter of transit across the isth
mus of Panama, going into detail in
regard to the different decisions of
court tribunals relative thereto.
In his message the prssident states
that the question before congress Is
not by which route the isthmian ca
nal will be built, but whether or not
we will have an isthmian canal.
The United' States' relations with
Colombia is declared to be just, con
sidering the manner in which that
government repudiated the treaty..
The stand taken by the United
States in the Panma-Colombia revolu
tion is declared to have been justified,
the control by the United States of
means of undisturbed transit across
the isthmus being of vital importance
to the United States. '
The treaty offered by the new re
public of Panama to the United
States is commended and endorsed in
every detail, "it being in terms better
than the treaties offered to us by the
republics of Nicarauga and Costa
The provisions of the treaty with
Panama are of benefit to the United
Setae in every ceunse and the TUnited
States enjoys within the granted
limits all the rights, power an au
thority over the canal which it would
possess were It the sovereign of the
territory to the exclusion of sovereign
rights by the republic.
GRAND LODGE MASONS.
Election of Officers for the Ensuing
Year and Their Installation.
The Most Worshipful grand lodge
A. F. M. of South Carolina held its
annual meeting in Charleston during
the pass week. The attendance was
large and the reports indicated
growth. The members were the re
cipients of a very pleasant entertain
ment, also a trip to the Isle of Palms
and excursion out to the jetties. At
the election of officers, there was but
one contest, that of junior grand war
den, and James R. Johnson, of Charles
ton, was elected on the first ballet
over three competitors.
The following grand officers will
serve for the ensuing year as a resust
of the selections:
M. W., Bro. John R. Bellinger, of
Bamberg, grand master.
R. W., Bro. F. E. Harrison, M. D.,
of Abbeville, deputy grand master.
R. W., Bro. J. L. Michie. of Darl
ington, senior grand warden.
R. W., Bro. James R. Johnson, of
Charleston, junior grand warden.
R. W.. Bro. Zimmerman Davis, of
Charleston, grand treasurer.
R. W., Bro. Charles Inglesby, of
Charleston, grand secretary.
R. W., Bro. Wm. E. Thayer, of
Rock Hill, grand chaplain.
After installing the new officers the
lodge was called off at 11:15 p. m.,
until the next annual communication.
which, by, the usual resolution, will
be held in Charleston on the second
Tuesday in December, 1904.
The appointive officers were:
Senior Grand Deacons-Bro. J. P.
Duckett, of Anderson, and Bro. J. F.
Kinney, of Marlboro.
Junior Grand Deacons-Bro. John
C. Watkins, of Anderson; Bro. A. L.
Barton, of Charleston.
Grand Marshal-Bro. John Kenner
ly, of Edgefield.
Grand Pursuivant-Bro. Wm.
Murchison, of Marion.
Grand Stewards -Bro. C. B. Roper,
of Laurens; Bro. M. H. Sandifer, of
Grand Tiler-Bro Wm. A. Winkler,
The following are the district
First district-Bro. W. G. Mazyck..
Second-Bro. E.-C. B. Mule.
Third-Bro. J. A. Jenkins, of Barn
Fourth -Bro. Wm. A. Giles, of
Fifth-Bro. J. B. Haltiwanger, of
Sixth-Bro. G. C. Walton, of Ander
Seventh-Bro. J. K. Hood, of
Eighth-Bro. R. T. Jaynes, of Wal
Ninth-Bro. A. S. Rowell, of Pied
Tenth-Bro. Harvey H. Anderson,
Eleventh-Bro. R. M. Gaffney, of
Twelfth-Bro, J. T. Darwin, of
Thirteenth-Bro. J. E. McDonald,
Fourteenth-Bro. Bartow Walsh, of
.Fifteenth-Bro. J. Harleston Read,
Sixteenth-Bro. Win. E. James, of
Seventeenth-Bro. C. S. Chaffn, of
Eighteenth-Bro. W. L. Glaze, of
GANBING RUINS TWO LIVES.
A Game of Cards Ends in a Deplora
A dispach from Spartanburg to The
State says Albert Dearman, a young
white man, was shot Friday evening
in a gambling room on the second
fioor of L. Rteibling's building, at the
corner of Church street and Kenned~y
Place, by Albert Thoir.son of Spartan
burg. The young men were engaged
in playing stud polker and Dearmnan
accused Thomson of "ringing in" a
separate deck of cards.
- The lie was exchanged and Thom
son produced a pistol and fired one
shut, the ball entering the- abdomen
of Dearman, inficting, in all proba
bility, a fatal wound. Thomson dis
appeared immediately after the shoot
ing, but was subsequently arrested by
Chief of Police Dean at the home of
his mother on South Church street.
He is in the city station house. When
seen there he :declined.- to make any
statement whatever in regard to the
He has secured as counsel Mr. H. L.
Bomnar. Medical aid reached Dear
man a short while after he was shot.
and the wounded man was carried to
sleeping apartments In the building
next to the gaming room. The phy
sicians ministered to his sufferings,
and several hours later he was carried
to the home of his parents in the
West End section. Late in the night
the physicians will endeavor to ex
tract the ball from his.- stomach.
They regard his condition as exceed
Dearinan is a member of a well-.
known family here, his father being
one of the oldest contractors in the
city. Thomson .Is a member-of one
Spartanburg's leading families. He
has not been engaged in any line of
work for some years past. Both the
principals of the tragic event are very
young men, Thomson being about 20
and Dearmuan about 22 years of age.
A Big Loss.
The barn and stables, with five
bales of cotton and six mules and a
quantity~ of' feed, belonging to Jack
C. Cox of Youngs township, Laurens
county, were burned one night last
week. The loss was $1,500, with no
Had to Pay.
The supreme court has decided
that the Spartan mills in Spartan
burg must pay back taxes; that the
city had no right to exempt them
prior to the adoption of the 1895 con
stitution. A special referee will ad
jiaet the a~mount due.
WANTS LEVER'S SEAT.
Dautzler Files Formal Notice. Case
is Now Being Heard.
Formal notice that Representative
Lever's seat in the house would be
contested has been filed by Dantzler's
attorneys and the evidence has been
filed before the congressional commit
tee on contests. This evidence was
taken in Columbia and elsewhere in
the district before a referee some time
ago, as was the statement by Mr.
Lever's attorneys and there is little
doubt that the evidence of Dantzler
will be thrown out, but he will be
allowed 83,000 by congress for con
tests. In the protest by Dantzler -he
says tfat his constituents .were not
allowed to vote and that those that
bad registration certificates wkere
turned down on legal technicalities.
It is also alleged by several Republi
cans that in Columnbia they were noz
given due notice of the election and
that no opportunity was given them
to express their choice for Dantzler
although Lever's attorneys have affi
davits from the supervisor of registra
tion showing that these same men are
not even registered. However, Dantz
ler will get $3,000,' the conLest fee as
will Prileau, another negro of Char
leston, who wants Mr. Geo. S. Le
gare's seat. Prileau is now out of jail
on bail, the charge being that he
tampered with the mails while postal
clerk and will be tried in Columbia at.
the next sitting of the court in Jan
A dispatch from Washington to
The State says: Representative Lev
er's contested election case came up
Monday before election com-nittee
No. 1. This is the second time Mr.
Lever has been called on to defend
himself in a contested election case,
both times the contestant being a
cornfield darkey named Dantzler.
Dantzler is contesting the election on
the ground that the suffrage laws in
South Carolina are unconstitutional
and therefore the elections there are
National interest centres in this
case of Representative Lever for the
reason that the entire principle-ofuf
frage qual-fications in the southern
States, like North and South Carolina,
Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi
is involved. There is some uneasi
ness at the action of Speaker Cannon
in referring the case to election com
mittee No. 1. This committee holds
the record for having unseated more
men in congress than any other com
mittee. At its head is Representa
tive Mann of Illinois, who takes a
peculiar delight in defending the
negro against what he claims is the
maltreatment he receives in the
DOWN GOES WAGES.
Eightv Thousand Cotton Xill Opera
tives Work for Lesb Pay.
A dispatch from Boston, Mass., says
the wages of 15,000 cotton mill opera
tives were reduced about 10 per cent
last week in New Bedford, Fitchburg,
Baltic, Conn., Taftville, Conn., Fish
ville, Mass., and Pawtucket, R. I.
The total number of mill hands who
have had their pay lowered up to the
present time is about 80,000.. Five
thousand additional operatives in
Berkshire county were given notice
that their pay will be cut next week.
Most of the mills which have partici
pated in the ot to date follow the
course of the Fall River schedule
adopted on November 30th. About
12,000 of the employes affected by
last week's cut are employed in New
There is much uncertainly in this
section as to the fnture conduct of
the mills, and while the operatives
are willing to submit to the reduc
tion rather than be idle they do not
know just what will transpire within
the next few weeks. According to
some reports a majority of the mills
have cotton on hand, but it is known
tbat the supply is limited. With the
high price of the staple spinners de
clare that they cannot manufacture
withgut serious loss, and the general!
feeling is that if the operat:.ves shoula
take tue initiative and go on a strike
the plants in this section would shait
down indefinitely. The statemeat
was made last week by one of the pro
minent mill presidents that the reduc
tion of waiges was to be regretted, but
under existing conditions it was in
Just what would happen in the
event that the mills should close is
difficult to realize. A famine would
be almost sure to follow and the thou
sands of operatives would face starva
tion. .It is believed, however, tnat
with the cut in the pay and by cur
tailing production the mills will be
aole to live through the present fin
If the boy is treated like a gentle
man at home be will act like a gentle
We feel awful sorry for the boy
whose father has forgotton that he
was once a little fellow.
If a boy forgets his mother the
chances ate that the reason may be
ound in the example of the father.
Some boys would be overjoyed to
receive as much attention from their
fathers as is bestowed on the family
As a general proposition the boy
who is untruthful has been made so
by being punished for telling the
If a boy finds a sympathetic listen
er in his-father when be tells his boy
ish troubles he seldom goes out on the
streets to make confidants.
A Terrible Death.
At Dressan, Germany, Mrs. Fiss
cher, a lion tamer, was torn to pieces
and partly eaten alive by four pet
lions. Her children saw her multila
tion and death from a box. A great
crowd - of spectators sat frozen with
horror at the tragic spectacle. The
woman was in an animal cage trying
to make a lion spring through a hoop.
He rebelled and she srtuck him with
a whip. Infuriated he leaped upon
her and disemboweled her at one
stroke. The woman cried out but
once before the three other lions join
ed in the attack and fought for frag
ments of her fiesh. There was a panie
among the spectators, and many p~r
sons were injured Assistants with iron
rods and hooks dragged the animils
from the mangled body.
AFTER THE RASCALS.7
Even the Republicans Feel Outraged.
at the Scandals
AND THE EFFORT TO HIDE T .
Senator Gorman Leads the Fight
to Have all the Rascalities
Aired in the Open
A Washington dispatch to The
Atlanta Journal says the postoffice' -
scandals bad a preliminary airing In
both the senate and house of repre
;entatives Wednesday when a resoln
tion looking to a congressional in
vestigation was introduced.
Senator Gorman led the fight in the
senate for an investigation and- he
took the language of the president's
message as a text for a terrific pound
ing of the department corruption.
Senator Lodge, inspired by a white
house conferencz, opposed. the in
vestigation, bat his arguments were
completely shattered by Gorman's
caustic allusions to the corruption in
the department and the burning
desire of the public to get at the facts,
which have to date been barely hint
There is a deeper motive in the
Democratic debate than appears-on
he surface. It is apparent In several
references made to the Cuban scan
dals that an attempt will be made to
repen in the senate a discussion of
that late malodorous condition and
eneral Leonard Wood's - connection
The purpose is to drag the Wood in
estigation from the secret meetings
f the military affairs committee Into
the open senate and ventilate it there-?
from top to bottom. The plan ny
marry and the country may yeth
xll the details of the Wood int
bion through a senate debate.
If this plan does succeed and It
saidt6be favored by some 9f the I -
uential Republican senators wbo are
)pposed to the elevation of
5here is little doubt but the P
ent's appoi:itment of Wood will fail
f confirmation. Already there are
utterings of a storm breaking over
he high handed proceeding of Senator
Lodge and the president. in construing
recess of congress between the extra .
ession and the regular session where
ao recess existed in fact. By -this
:onstruction - the president was en
ibled to make a recess appointment of
Wood, which gives that officer a salary
grab in addition to the rank of major
eneral while the case is pending-ln4
the senate. Many senators, who- w
unfavorable to Wood's confirmation "
before the regular session began, are
now exceedingly angry at the inde.-.
3ent perversion of an actual fact by
Lodge and Roosevelt merely to allow a
lavorite a salary grab.
When the resolution for the In
estigation of the postoffice frauds
:ame up in the senate Thursday Mr.
orman took the floor and strongly
>pposed the reference to a committee
Df the resolution. He declared that
the majority should not shrink froi
.n investigation. He said there had
been positive assertions that men who
bad 'anlawfully placed emploves on
he rolls were to escape.
Mr. Gorman said fraud and corrup
tion were admitted and communicat
d to the senate b~y the president. -He
said the country was not satisfied with
the investigation nor was the senate.
Those who had been accused had said
thers higher up were as guilty as
they, while they have been mnade
"Let us have all the. facts," said c
Mr. Gormnan, "and see If the presi
dent will turn the rascals out." -
Mr. Lodge, who made a motion-to
refer the resolution, stated that what
Mr. German said only further con
vinced him that the resolution should
be referred. The investigation made
under order of the president, he be
lieved, bad brought out all the facts.
Tere was a mass of evidence In the
departnent awaiting an order of the
senate for priniting.
Mr. Lodge said that as to the in
sinu.tions against higher oificials, It
was well known that the postmster
general and the fourth assistant post
master general had made every effort
to get all the facts and it would be
well for the senate first to examine
the evidence to see if the Investiga
tion had been thorough.
Mr. Cullomn cut short the discussion
on the resolution by insisting that
the Cuban -bill had the right 'of way.
He Was Greased.
Stark naked and covered with soap
so that he could slip his whole body
through a six-inch iron aperture
that should have fiattened even his
head, James Wilson, colored, a notori
os prisoner, escaped from his iron
clad cell in the county jail at Lancas
ter, Pa., Wednesday night. Then,
with a carpet-rag rope he attempted
to descend from the root, but his rope
broke and he had a terriflic fall. He
made good his escape, however,
though In running the six-inch Iron
gauntlet he had to remove from Its
exterior a tall, sharp iron splike that
was calculatald to tear him asunder
after he had wriggled and squeezed
thus far. ________
?He Was F'ound.
Edward F. Hoyt, who dissapeared
two weeks iago from Atlanta leaving
debts, it is charged, amounting to
about $15,000, from whom a reward
was offered by his creditors, was fono
by detectives Wednesday evening In a
negro cabin in the western part of the
city. He had a well furnished room
and bountiful supplies of food on hand.
No money was found. but It is believ
ed a large sum was hid out. The
trunk, which was carried away, has.
not yet been located The prisoner
refused to talk, and It is believed by
his friends he is mentally unbalan
Work 0r Bad Boys.
Miss Erline Sinclair, a nineteen
year-old school teacher of Sullivan,
Id., who was overpowered by her
unruly pupils Wednesday, tied to a
hog trough and placed foi- two hours
i a -pond of icy water until only her
head- was above the surface, swore out
warrants for assault and battery
aint six boys.