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In the Street and Killed by Two
IN CITI OF ATLANTA
The Victim a Prominent Insurance Man
and Had Just Gotten Off of a Street
Car to go to His Home When
Run Over. One Rider
The injuries of Roscoe W. Gorman,
who was run over by two bicycles on
Peachtree street Monday evenirg,
proved fatal. Mr. Gorman died Thurs
day morning at 3:30 o'clock from a
fracture of the skull. His death oc
curred at the school of Miss Thorn
bury, 428 Peachtree street, where be
was moved after the accident, and he
never regained consciousness from the
time he fell until te breathed his last.
Mr. Gorman's death was caused by
two negro boys racing on bicycles. I
is said they were riding between the
car tracks, coming into the city, at a
rate of 25 miles an hour. Mr. Gormani
had stepped cif the car at the corner I
of Pine and Peachtree str-eets, and
getting off on the ri.:ht side of th
car he bad to go around and behino
the car to walk down Pine street to
wards his home. The negro boys dash
ed around the car and struck Mr. Gor
man with terrible force. He fell he.v
ily upon the pavement and the fall
caused a fracture at the base of the
skull. He was pickel up immedLtey
after the accident and he was uveun
scions, the blood flowing from both
The boy whose wheel first stru:k
Mr. Gorman has not been caught. The
other boy, Will Martin, was tried in
the recorder's court Thursday after
noon. He was fined 810 75 for the
reckless riding of a bicycle, and held
in a $100 bound for criminal negilence.
There were four witnesses who saw
the accident. Dr. Gilbert was the first
person to reach Mr. Gorman. He saw
a bicycle boy run over him after hf
was down, but did nft see the f1:si.
S. M. Walker was on the rear plat
form of the car and Mr. Gorman spoke
to him as he got off. Mr. Walker wa
the last person Mr. Gorman ever ad
"I saw something fall behind the
car," testified Mr. Walker, "and 1
next saw a boy ride over the man on
the ground. The whole thing happen.
ed in a few seconds."
T. M. Smith, who was also on the
rear platform of the car, testified that
he saw some one run into Mr. Gorman
and knock him down.
Dr. B. H. Spurlock did not witness
the accident, but saw a bicycle boy
fall headlong to the pavement imme
diately after Mr. Gorman was run
Will Martin stated that he worked
for the Todd Drug Company. He said
he met up with another negro boy on
a bicycle at the corner c-f Peachtree
and Linden streets.
"The other boy was ahead," said
the prisoner, "and he ran into the
white man first. I was close behind
him and could not stop before I ran
over the man. We were not racing.
The other boy was going faster than
Officer Belcher, who, with Officer
Holcumbe, made the arrest, testified
that from what he learned of tbe
affair, the boys inust have been racing
and were riding about twenty five
miles an hour. Will Martin, is a son
of R bert Martin, who works for
Colonel J. W. English, Jr.
-"There has been a human life
taken," stated the recorder, " ail be
cause two boys rode their wheels at a
reckless speed. This fast riding of
bicycles on the streets should be
After sentencing the boy to pay a
line of $10.75 and binding him over
for criminal n-gligerice, the recorder
expressed the hope that the otner boy
Funeral services over the body of
Mr. Gormtn will be held at his las
residence, 327 Spring street, at 10 30
o'clock Thursday morning. After the
faneral the body will be taken to the
Atlanta and West Point train, and
at 12:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon
it will leave for Newrnan, Ga. Th
interment will be directly afaer th~e
arrival of the bony.
Central L' dge No. 28, I. 0 0. F..!
and the Kuights of Py uit~s, wne de
ceased nlaying been a prominent mem
ber of both. will attend the fune al,
anid a delegation from both will ac-I
company the body to Newnan.--At
No Werthless Dukes Wanted'
A dispatch from Ne:e Y. rk says it
became known We daesday that An
drew Carnegie's nites, Nancy, w s
secretly married about a year ago to a
riding m::ster named Heaver, sa
she met at Newport. The story wzas
confirmed by Mr. Ca' negie. "My
nitce was married to Mr. Heaver ini
New York about a year ag.-," he said.
"Mr Heaver was a riding teacher in
the family. The family nas no objec
Sion to the match. Mr. Heaver is an
honest, upright man. I would rather
Nancy had married a poor, honie-t
man than a worthle ss duke. We want
no rich men in the family." Mr.
Carnegie said that Mr. and Mrs. Hea
ver went to Europe immediately af
ter their marriage. They returned a;
few days ago and are now on a visit
to New England. Mr. Heaver was
formerly coachman for his wife's
mcther, Mrs. Thomas M. Carnegie,
in Pittsburg and at her winter home
at Fernandina, Fla He was a
widower with two small children.
Res.ponsible for the Silverware.
Wendell Paillip; was in a .hotel at
Charleston, had breakfast in his room.
and was served by a slave. Mr. Phii-I
lips spoke to him as an Absolitionist,
but the other seemed to be mo-re con
cerned about the breakfast than about
himself. Finally, Mr. Phiilips told
him to go away, saying he could not
bear to be waited upon by a slav-e.
The other remonstrated, 'Scuse me,
massa., but I'se 'bliged to stay yere,:
'cause I'se 'sponsible fo' de silver
Fine Mastication. -
A little girl wa-s overheard talking
to her doll, whose arm had come c-i
exposing the sawdust stutfing. " You'
dear, good, obedient doily. I knew 1I
had told you to chew your food fine.
but I didn't think you would chew it
istine as that."
A sAI MDGiMi.
L 1oung Lady of St. George Marries
a Stra- ger
Who is Arrested for Bigamy at Or
ane burg and the Young Lady
A special dispatch from St. Georges
to the State, under date of last Wed
ucsday, says nearly three weeks ago a
g n:lenana caling himself Dr. Kenyon
Millard. hailing from Indianapolis,
Id., arrived at St. George wearing a
silk hat and prince albert cuat, going
t! the homo of Mrs. M. C. Kenyon,
who is the proprietress of the Aver
iga House in that town. Soon after
it was announced by Madam Rumor
that this gentleman was to wed Miss
Sallie K nyon, the accomplished
daughiter of tue boarding house keep
The dispa-ch goes on to say that all
ki.d, of time were reported by rumor
when the weddirg was to take place,
roen it wt.uld be- repurted that it had
b:-en called off, and so it went for a
wcte or mor-. but tinally on Tuesday
of 1 we k i was annonneed that
:h-r arr ge would take place at the
Itme of the bride's mot-ier on Thurs
day nigi -f last week, and the friends
,f tie br.da were busy m.king ar
ran. jm-uts o- the affair, and every
t ur g to make the occasion attractive
was b i: g cone, %vLen on the evening
of Tuesday of last week the intended
ro:m in c.mpany with the to be
brice wert to call upon the Rev. M.
W. R-ukmn, pastor of the St. George
Baptist C ;u:-ca, to request his service
m prmi::g the marriage cere
T.ie Rev. Mr. Rankin refused toact
o~cuse he haI learned that the
would be groom had been divorced
from a former w.ife. Then the plans
)i the couple char god and they called
in the arrangeneats fcr the marriage
on Tiaarsday evening aLd on Wednes
day moruirg p~acked their respective
b.sggage and bought tickets for Or
aneiurg, and left on the 9 o'clock
rain over the Southern railway,
where it is said that they will procure
the services of the Rev. E. M. Light
foot of the B2ptist church to perform
the ceremony. The groom being un
atisded with a marriage in a State
wbere there is no license required,
they will take the earliest train for
Augusta, Ga., where they will procure
i license and be remarried by a justice
of the peace.
Dr. Millard heard of Miss Kenyon
bout four months ago through cor
respondence. It is said that she saw
where he had made several lectures
and Miss Kenyon's first acquaintance
with him was in reply to some adver
tisement that she saw in which this
gentleman was askirg to communicate
with his kin. This correspondence
:ed to a courtship which brought Dr.
Millard to St. Georg about three
weeks ago, which was the first time
tha.t Miss Kenyon saw him or he saw
ner. Dr. Millard sass that he has
raveled in Africa and other eastern
countrirs, has been married and di
vorced, his divorced wife since having
died. He is a cultured g:ntleman of
about 55 years and has lectured in the
churches at St. Georges several times
while there. Miss Kenyon comes
fiomn one of the best families in this
MIARRtIED IN ORANGEBURG.
Dr. Millard and Miss Kenyon ar
rived in Orangeburg on Wednesday
morning and after putting up at a
boarding house called on the Rev. E.
M. Lghtfoot at the parsonage and
were married by him. The minister
had no cause to think that the couple
should not be married when he per
formed the ceremony', as he had not
seen The State with the article from
St. George. Mr. Lightfo .t has known
the bride for several years, and when
the coaple came to him with the re
quest that he marry thEm, he made
inquiries as to why they should come
to him to be married. He was given
to understand that there was no op
psition among the family to the
marr:ge, but that neither the gen
leman nor lady liked the Baptist
minster at St. George, Mr. Rankin,
and tuat they preferred coming to
0:-aneburz to being married by Mr.
R nkin. Mr. Lightfcot also says that
Dr. Millard said that after living all
3ese years wi rc~ut a mate, he had
come all e w y to South Carolina to
ge: :a ir frc~m amnoeg the distini
gus ed Cs~rolina women." Mr. Light
i ot says toat the impression con
veyed not nly upon hims lf, but
upon the members (of his family pres
e: t. was that Dr. Millard had never
bfore reen married.
Imtmeaiately up .n seeing The State
Tnurs~a; mo rning, Mr Lightfoot
c.leld on Millard and asked if it were
true that he was a divorced man, to
which .-e replied that he bad been
divrced bu that his first wife had
sinc-r i-d. W e-' asked why he didn't
amit t- e fa t We dnesdav he said he
comi- ere d it. no one's business, either
individually or State. Mr. Lightfoot
w horre i Penisyivan&ia and raised
in New Y irk but although his minis
try has tak n him from the Atla'ntic
to t:u* pr~gries, a'.d although all of his
micisry up to three years a~to was
-p. ut in div orce granting States, he
h~as never know-ingly married a di
vore d party ard regrets exceedingly
*tre wa. misled Wednesday. H~e
o told Mt'lard and further suggested
:ha- the couple go to another State
tnd have the marriage p'rformed
bain. The following card from Mr.
igtoot fully explains his connec
:son with the affnir:
NRt. LIGHTFOOT'S STATEXENT.
In Thursday's State Is an article
'rom your St. George correspindent
.n regard to Dr. Kenyon V. Millard of
ndianapolis, Ind., and Miss Sallie E.
Kenyon of Dorchester's capital, both
)t whom were married by me Wednes
la A pril 19th.
Both Dr. Millard and Miss Kenyon,
:he latter I bave known for some time,
were perfectly frank in talking of their
esire to be married. Dr. Millard cer
:ainly gave myself and femily the im
oression that he never had been mar
ied, and wh~n I accused him of this
'act Wednesday, said: "Certainly I
~o'sidered it nobody's business, either
diviual or State, that I bad been
iivorced" My reply was that South
arolina had settled that matter and
ud I known of the divorce I never
vould have married them.
Dr. Millard has the best of recoin
nendatons from eminent men and
iewspapers. He has no desire to be
mown as an adventurer. He evidently
s too widely known to have any such
Just why the St. George peoole who
mow me so well, especially the Rev.
I. W. Ranglia of that place. did not
oform me of the above facts I cannot1
odertand, unless they preferred af
.ensation to sending me information
vich would have saved some annoy-i
nce at least.I
isked both the groom and bride why
they were not married in St. George
by Miss Kenyon's pastor, ttieir reply
was they preferred the writer and I
had no idea they had been refused a
marriage at that place until I saw
The State Thursday.
E M. LIGHTFOOT.
Instead of taking Mr. Lightfoot's
advice, Millard made himself comfort
able in Orangeburg and seemed to be
in no hurry to get away. He was on
the street frE quentlv Thursday and
Friday morning and impressed these
he came in contact with as being a
gentleman. He announced that he
would deliver a free lecture at the
courthouse on Friday night, as will be
seen by the card published below:
Millard on Friday gave out the fol
To the People of Orangeburg:
I em glad of the opportunity to say
a few words in The Evening News in
behalf of myself.
I came to your city Wednesday and
was married to a lovable woman by
the Rev. Dr. E M Lightfoot. I am
from Indiana, and was perfectly igno
ra:nt of the laws of South Carolina in
regard to divorc-s. Being unh-appilv
married over 20 years ago and having
lived only a few years with my wife,
who. upon her own confession, proved
herself to Le a most depraved woman,
I obtained a divorce for such cause as
Christ himself designate.
I have always conducted myself as
a Christian gentleman, devoting my
self all these years to the cause of
Christ acd den) ing myself the pleas
ures of a home, and all its sweet influ
ences, until my acquaintance with my
cousin, the good Christian girl whom
I have just married.
The article which appeared in The
Cilumbla State of Wednesday is an
outrage and a malicious lie.
Our marriage was not the outcome
of an advertise.ment as therein stated,
but of frendship of many, many
months, I have not deceived any one
and am here to teach people to live as
Chiistians in all love and sincerity.
I am charmed with ycur town, and
your people have treated myself and
wife as you would wish to be treated
yourselves. Yes, I have been treated
royally by you all and I thank ycu
I am no fraud as the article In The
State would make it appear. I am of
world wide reputation and my char.
acter is above reproach. It is uncbris
tianlike to attack in such a manner
one, who though a stranger, wishes
only to do good and one who never
harmed a livirg being.
I have decici t, give a free lecture
in the court house tonight and cordi
ally invite the whole town to come
out. Those who wish can contribute
to a general collection after the lec
ture if they feel they have been prof
I am very cordially and sincerely
yours, KENYoN V. MILLARD.
ARRESTED ON SERIOUS CHARGE.
While Millard was making himself
at home in Orangeburg enjoying the
honey moon with his new wife serious
trouble was brewing for him at St.
George. It seems that Mrs. Mary
Rice, sister of the young lady that
Millard had just married, had gone
down to St George on Tnursday night
to see about the report of the mar
riage. Friday morning Mrs. Rice and
her mother, Mrs. Kenyon, overhauled
some of Millard's prosessions which
he had left at the hotel when he came
to Orangeburg to get married, it is
said these ladles found a letter or let
ters from a wife of Millard's now liv
ing in the wEst, in which is stated
that she is tired of the treatment that
she is receiving at his hands, after
having been married for 23 years,
and that she had just learned
that'. Millard bad an undivorc
ed wife, to whom he had been
married previous to the one from
which the letter in question came. The
wife who~ wrote the letter states, it Is
said, in the course of her letter, that
Millard's four children,calling them by
name, send love to their father.
Tnis intelligence came as a .great
shock to the mother and sister of th~e
present bride, and they were so horri
ied to think that their daughter and
sister had been duped that they sum
mned Mr R. L. Weeks, their at
torney, who arranged to have Mil
lard arrested at Orangeburg upon a
warrant that was arranged to be sworn
out upn irformation and belief. The
arrest was made by Cnmef of FAltse
Fisher on a warrant sworn out by
oficer S. J. Bozlrrd. As soon as the
arrest was made Millard was taken to
he offiee of Magistrate Brunson,
where he was examined. He was re
presented by Judge James F. Iziar.
Millard was quite indignant over his
arrest, and was at times dramatic in
his expressions. A fter living an hon.or
able life so far, he said, it was bitter
to think of being "arrested and sep
erated from his beautiful fiwer."'
Commitment papers were made out
and Mijlard was remanded to the
custody of the police. He is at a board
g house under guard of the police,
ball having been iixed at 8500 but not
given. He was committed to jail on
Saturday morning. Millard sent the
following telegram on Friday after
County Clerk Haw, Eureka, Humboldt
County, Ca irurnia.
Was a decree of divorce is'sued for
Mrs Ada Miiiard against K. V. Mil
lard, Dec. 4th, 1904?
K. V. MILLAiRD.
No answer came to the telegram.
Mrs. Kenyon and Mrs. Rice, the
mother and sister of the yourg lady
who married Millard came to Orange
burg on Friday evening and carried
the young lady back to her home at
St. George. Messrs. Raysor & Sum
mers are associated with Solicitor
Hildebrand in the prosecution of the
case as representatives of Mrs. Kcn
yon, mother of the young lady who
last married Millard.
Standard Oil Must Pay,
Comptroller General Jones has noti
fled counsel for the Standard Oil Com
pany that the valuation of its proper
ty in this state bad been raised from
56,000, as returned, to 5200.000.
This action was taken after a careful
examination of the returns made for
the yarious counties in this state. In
Columba the plant Is valued at $4,
500, and the highest valuation In the
state is that of Charleston, where
there are supply tanks and other works
for supplying the entire state. The
entire plant is valued at $37,000. A
:onfidential report received by the
comptroller places the valuation of
of this plant at close to $100,000. The
time has past for the payment of the
license tax under the law for such cor
porations, but the comptroller will ex
tend the time in this case, as there
will certainly bre a protest.
IT is a poor policy to let the stock
tramp over the c 'rnstalk fields when
the frost Is coming out in the sprirg.
Such tramping either on field or
meadow at that time is always injuri
FORGOT HIS NAME.
A M4an of This Ki nd Turned Up
The Charleston police and city hos
pital auth~rities had a problem on
their hands last week In ascertaining
the ide.-itlty and the treat ment of a
man who presented himself one morn
ing at the pollice station. It was a
case not of mistaken, but cf what
might be termed unknown, identity.
The man's mind was an absolute
blank on every matter which might
identify him. He had forgotten his
name, residence, relatives and tiere
was nothing about his pers- n which
could positively tell who be was or
where he belonged. R'alzing the
predicament of the p- -lice oicials,
when the man entered the station and
asked that he be sent to the hospital
for treatment, he sugguested that he
be called Harry Sinclair, but he added
that this was not his name.
His mind was perfectly clear about
his movements since April 10, when
he came to consciousness in Savannah.
He dennitely traced his movements
to Ch,'rleston from that time, but
stili 'ie could not solve the mystery
whic1 surrounded his being. He was
refused free treatment in the Savan
nah hospital, he states, when he
came to himself, and he then came to
Charleston. His money gave out and
he pawned his gold cuff buttons to
tile ilm over, and he finally had to
present himself to the station and
ask to be given medical treatment.
Finally the man was identified as G.
C. Wooten, of Columbia. It is thought
that the man had been sand-baggei by
KILLED AT BAM ZRG.
J. . Johns Crushed to Death by
A special dispatch from Bamberg to
The State Eays J. M. Johns, a white
man about 45 years old, was struck
and killed Sunday u.Aorning about 3
o'clock by train No. 25, going from
Charleston to Augusta. The accident
happened on the east side of town
just beyond the oil mill switch. The.
train crew notified Policeman Dickin
son of the killing when the train stop
ped at the depot. It is stated that
the engineer said the man was sitting
on the crossties on the right side of
the track with his right hand up to
his head. He was secn plainly by the
engineer, but it was sc. close the train
could not be stopped. This is a'mixed
train, and the speed rarely exceeds 30
miles an hour.
The man's head was s plit open and
his brains came out. His right arm
was broken as well. There were no
other bruises on his body. Evidently
the blow which crushed his skull was
caused by his head coming in contact
with the end of the crossties. The
body was guarded at the spot where
he was killed until about 9 o'clock
Sunday morning. Tne coroner em
paneled a jury and viewed the body
where It lay, then adjourned until
Monday morning, when the members
of the train crew will testify.
Johns lived in the Ehrhardt section
of Bamberg county, being constable
for Magistrate J. C. Copeland. He.
had been In town all the week attend
ing court as a bailiff. He was drink
ing Saturday afternoon and was seen
by the writer on Main street just be
fore dark, and he was evideauly under
the Infiuence of liquor. Various par
ties saw him Saturday night, and It
Is the general opinion that he was
drunk. What he was doing in that
part of the town is not known, but It
is presumed he was just wandering
around. Two bottles of whiskey an~d
a pistol were found on his bcdy, the
bottles not being broken. His wife is
dead, but he leaves four children. The
body was brought to the court house
Vierimns of Vanicy.
Woman's vanity has proved a fertile
field for George Lavine, who, by flat
tering his victims with the bslief
that they are social leaders, has
swindled many women In Chicago re
cently. Levine pleaded guilty in Judge
Tuthill's court' to toe onarge of oper
ating a con fidence game, and was sent
to' jail pending an Investigation of his
operations in Eastern cities. "I have
been sent to you because you are one,
of the leading society women of the|
city," Levine said to his victim, "and
you have been selected to share In the
distribution of prizes by my firm for
advertising purposes." He then pro
duced a package of envelops and de
clared each envelope contained money,
The envelops be sold at prices ranging
from $1 to $15 each, witb the stipula
tion that they should not be opened
until he had been gone half an hour.
The envelopes contained only blank
Little Boy Killed.
A distressing accident occurred
Monday afternoon at the home of N.
Z. Belder, near Bamberg, by which
his 9-year-old son, Sam, lost his life.
The little fellow, with others, was
playing ball and while running along
with a bat In hs bands, isll and struck
one end of the bat on the ground and
the other under his chin. His neck
was dislocated and despite the atten
tion of several physicians he died about
9 o'clock Thurday night. He was a
bright little fellow and his death Is a
terrible blow to his parants and his
little compruivns. He was a student
of the graded school and was present
Catholics Become Baptiste.
An Independent French Catholic
church at Manchang, Mass., has be-1
come Protestant, and Its pastor, Rev.
A. E. Ribourg and his forty-two pari
shoners have been formally received<
into the Baptist denomination. The
forty-two members were formerly:
communicants of the regular Roman
Catholic parish at Manchang, but
they withdrew from the parent church
two or three years ago because of dif-1
ferences with the pastor. The dis
senters built an independent church
and selected as their pastor, Rev.
Father Ribourg, who once belonged
to the Roman Catholic church in
France. R cently the little parish
accepted Protestant principles largel)
through the medium of French Bap
Woman a suicide.]
The body of Mrs. Grace Loomis, 2
who claimed to be the wife of Charles1
Loomis, said to be a millionaire, was
found Thursday in a half-fiilled bath
tub in a fashionable boarding house in
Ohicago. Frequent threats that she
Intended to kill herself leave no doubt
of suicide. Domestic trouble was the
WATCH HAD STOPPED
ind Ciew on Duty Forty Hours Pe
fore the Wreck,
Made It Possible for the Wreck Near
St. Georges on the South
ern to Have Occurred.
Forty hours on duty without sleep. i
That was the condition of the train
crew which bandled the freight train
wrecked at Badham's on the morning
of April 2nd These facts were
brought out Tuesday at the hearing
before the railroad commission. There
were several witnesses examined, and
the members of the commission
que..tioned them closel., parLicularly
Maj. E rle.
According to the evidence given be
fore the commisbion, the crew had
been on duty 29 hours and 40 min
utes without a meal-without even a
sandwich, it was stat d--when the
train arrived at Kingville and the
crew was aked if it could take the
train on into Charleston. It is said,
however, that this is not a condition
but a very unusual case.
Freight train No 155 left Rock
Hill at 2.45 on the afternoon of March
31, alt: ough the crew had been called
at 12 o'clock and bad been on duty
about three hours before the train
started. The traia was 12 hours late
getting to Camden, reaching that
lace at 3 a. m. After shifting at
Camden for three hours the train was
delayed on account of being ran into
by a train on the Northwestern rail
road, which necessitated quite a long
wait. It was 5 05 p. m., April 1 be
fore the train reached Kingville, after
having been out from Rock Hill over
24 hours, and the crew had been on
duty 29 hours.
At Kingville the members of the
crew were asked by the train dis
patcher at Charleston if they felt like
taking the train on into Charleston.
As it was Saturday afternoon and
they wanted to spend Sunday in
Charleston, and as the train had
been delayed many hours already and
their declining to take it into Charles
ton mighE cause the freight to lie
over until Monday morning at King
ville, the crew decIded to go on with
it. At Kingville they got something
to eat for the first time since leaving
Rock Hill. But it was not until 11
p. m. that the train pulled out of
Arriving at Orangeburg the mem
bers of the crew were asked by the
operator at that office if they could go
on to Charleston, and they replied
that they would. This was also the
answer to the Inquiry from the opera
tor at Branchville. When the latter
operator asked the coniuctor where
he would pass the peesenger train,
the latter replied at St. George he
The collision with westbound pas
senger'No. 15 occurred one and one
half miles west of St. George, between
4:30 and 4:40 a. m. Conductor
Stanley said yesterday that he had
thought that the trains would meet
at R:evesville, two miles west of
According to his account, when the
freight struck the switch at Reeves
ville and went on by, he looked at his
watch and saw that even if the pas
senger were five minutes late the
freight cauld not make Badham,
which is a mile west of St. George.
Accordingly he sprang out of the cab
to flag the engineer. There were 39,
cars on the train, and the two last
were not supplied with airbrakes
When he had climbed over these he
came upon a fist car loaded with all
kinds of dabris, and - before he ccu'd
pick his way over the car the collision
came. It was a fogg y morning and
the two tramna could n'ot see each
other, It seems.
The passenger train had no orders
to look out for the extra freight, It
was stated yesterday, and the extra
freight, knowing the passenger's
schedule, was not given very definite
instructions as to the passenger, but
had careful orders to watch out fur
the passenger train from Columbia,
which was following. The passenger
train was three minutes late, show
ing that had the engineer's watch
been right he would have slopped at
TLuose who lost their lives were :
T. M. Conlon, engineer of the pas
senger ; A. T. Reed, engineer of the
freight ; John Adams and Thomas
Johnson, colored firemen of the pas
senger and the freight respectively;
H. H. Stokes, white brakeman of the
extra freight. Engineer Reed did
not die immediately, and before
death admitted that his watch was
half an hour slow. Had his watch
been correct It Is probable that there
never would have been any collision,
for he would have been forewarned,
bti no doubt he thought he had
plenty of time to make St. George:
when he looked at his watch.
Conductor Stanley and Engineer
Reed compared watches at Kingviile,
and there was but ten seconds difier
ence in the time. But when the con
ductor went to the dying engineer
and looked at his watch he saw that
it was half an hour slow. There is
no way to account for this except
that the watch stopped in the engi
neer's pocket, and he was too tired to
observe it, but afterwards wound it
mechanically without removing it
from his pocket. The loss of time
was 23 mInutes.
Among the witnesses examined yes
erday were Supt. Heether of the
Charleston division; Conductor Stan
tey of the ill-fated freight; C. H. Mar
[ow, the flagman of the regular pas
sener; C . H. Mallard, baggagemaster,
who was the first to reach Engineer
Reed, and the following operators.
Landford of K'ngville, Hair of Branch
ille, Agnew of Charleston and Izlar
The commission has made no report
n the hearing which was held Tues
lay, but the members unoffcially say
Ihat the stopping of the engineer's
ratch caused the wreck. Some of the
aebers think the railroad company
lid wrong to accept the services of
en who had been on duty so long.
Even If the men were willing to work, 1
mud few would have declined under
nch circumstances, the company
should have laid them off as unfit, for
here were other men's lives as well
is their own to be considered.-Colum
At Mobile, Ala., on Wednesday a .
*enort was lodged at police headquar
1ers of an alleged attempt made
m the life of Mrs. Florence Hogan byt
neans of a box of candy seat her
hrough the mails by some unknown
erson as a birthday present. Wnen
he opene d the box she found It con-t
aned fine candy, but emitted a pe
~uliar odor and was covered with a
ie powder. She took it to a nearby
Iruggist and was informed that it a
:ontained enougrh poi.son to kill fifty I
ieope. Detectives are on the case I
id It Is understood the government d
gill makea an investigrationn_.
Uleged Sales Are Out of Proportion
Col. R. W. Simpson, chairman of
5he board of trustees of Ciemgon col
ege, has made the following state
ment in reference to the sale of ferti
Lzers In this State. in reply to a let
ter from Sprunt & Son, cotton factors
of Wilmington. N C.:
"Replying to 3our inquiry of the
10th lust., as to the sales or fertilzar
tags this season, as compared with
the same date last ycar, beg to say
the records of the department here
how as follows, viz:
"Amount receiyed to this date last
year $104,609 00.
"Amount received to end of se: son,
June 30, 1904, $106 730 00.
"This amount was almost exclu
sively for fertilizers, but little fkr
"Redepmed tags sold in 1904 (round
"Leaving amount of fertilizr tags
actually sold and used in 1904, 896,
"Amount received in 1905, to date,
"Amount for cotton seed meal for
feed purposes, S19.413.75.
"Making a total of $105,609.00.
"It has been ascertained that a
large number of tags have been pur
chased more than were necessary-any
one may well understand for what
purpose-and which wil have to be
redeemed according to our rules, and
stimated to be $30,000.00.
"Leaving actual amount purchased
to be used this year, $75,609.25."
Praise for the Planters.
In a recent edition of "Cotton
Facts," edited by Col. A. B. Shepper
son, who is an authority on cotton
statistics, the ability of the planters
to carry out the program of acreage
reduction is commented on from a
rather original angle. The whole
world Is asking whether the farmers
will be able to hold their surplus from
the market. whether they intend to
be steadast, and "Cotton Facts" an
swers that the southern farmers spring
from the most resolute race in the
world, and can do anything they want
"In reaching an opinion," says the
writer, "in regard to the action of the
southern farmers it is well to remem
ber that the white people of the south
who control the production and the
marketing of the cotton crops are of
the purest and best type of the Anglo
Saxon race to be found beyond the
borders of England. The southern
states were settied mainly by tne
English and Scotch-Irish. Tae tide
of foreign immigration which has
flooded other sections of cur cou3ntry.
bas not yet penetrated to the scuth
land (except to a very limited extent
in Texas,) and, therefore, her people
have in the highest degree the sterl
ing attributes of their ArglD-Saxon
ancestry. Predominant traits of the
Anglo-Saxon race, as all the world
knows, are steadfastness and tenacity
This is a high compliment to the
planters of the south, and one of
which they are entirely worthy. The
farmers must stick to the program
outlined by the Southern Cotton asso
cation. If they do, they have tie
ars in their own hands. They
ne'sh hang together. They must
show that they are altogether worthy
of the praise quoted above, and~ make
"steadfastne-s ana tenacity of cur
pse" win a victory not for t'emselv s
alone but for the whole sctih. T. e
prosperity of the cotton' .tat-es de-,
pends upon whether they stand to~
their guns or rnot
Festival or the Passove~r.
The Jewish festival of the Pvusover
begins this evening and wil; clos- cn
Thursday of next week. The Pass
rner comes at the same season f.f the
:ear as the Easter of the Caristian.
This festival has been celebrateo
among the Jews since an e Lriy date
in their history, and is commemo
rative of the flight out of Eryptian
bondage,. when God wrou,.nt the
heaviest affiction on the idolaters by
killing the first born in every house
hold, save that on whose portals ap
peared the sign. The celebration of
this feast Is placed from the 14th to~
the 21st day of Nisan, which varying
in accordance with the coming of the
fal moon makes the feast a change
able one. In Hebrew homes, where
the people are still steadfast in the
faith of their fathers, only unleavened
bread is eaten. The symbol of un
leavened bread has to the Jews a two.
fold- significance. First, to signify
the haste with which the prepatations
for the flight out of Egypt was mi de,
and, second, a commemoration of the
harvest When the grain had been
garnered In before any one partock
thereof the first and finest of the
sheaves was placed on the altar as a
bxrt sacrifice, and then the people
hasten to pat some of the same grain
which they had offered to their God
a~s a sign of gratitude for the bounte
Lack of Home Iraining.
T wo or three co'itributors have com
plained in the Columbia State recent
ly of the very marked lack of polite
ess among young men and boys of
hat city. The State charges this lack
3f politeness to defectiva home train
ng-and there is no doubt the chief
trouble lies just there. The Newberry
bserver says "schools are expected
Go do everything now and to relieve
parents of all rcsponsibility. The day
chool is expected to educate the
minds and the Sunday school to save
he souls, while parents delude them
selves-or try to-with the idea that
hey have done their duty by their
~hildren when they haye sent them to
hese institutions. The rest of the
~ime children are allowed to loaf on
;he streets or around railroad stations
>r the Lord only knows where else
u3rents certainly don't. Home train
.ng Is almost a lost art." Te'ere is
oo much truth in what the Observer
ays. Very few children these days
re controlled by their parents as they
hould be, which makes it a matter of
f impossibility for ttbe teachers of the
!ay or Sunday ScholI to train them.
hildren can be con trAlled easy enoog b
f parents will only set a good exam~A.
y controlling themselves. Firmness
,nd kindness will control any child
,nd make him stay in the hands ci
us parents to be made In any shape
Two Miners Found Dead.
A special from GaAdsden, Ala., says
wo miners, ,Bob Heald and H arac
illams, were found dea-1 in a cuali C
nine near Atalla Wednesday. Fif ee
ainers left the mine Tuesda-y night o t
ecount of bad air, but thei two wer'
>ack to investigate and did] not re- r
urn. It Is not known whether they 3
led from black damp or be~ause .hot
SHOULD BE PUSHED.
Fhe Use of Cotton for Ba. s for Ship
Routh Carolina Division of the South
ern Cotton Association Takes Up
Mr. Wagener's Suggestion.
The cfficers of the South Carolina
livision of the Sodthern Cotton asso.
Nation have taken up the movement,
startcd by the Southern Wholesale
Gr.cers, to push the use of bags or
ia:ks zade of cotton. This matter is
presented in another colume of this
paper. The idea is to carry out in a
ractical way cne of the propositions
In which the S -uthern Cotton asscci
aion was founded-to increase the
market for c~ttvn goods, as well as to
reduce the aercage used in production
of cott(on. While some want to create
a grater demand for cotton goods In
the orient to tupplant the costly silks,
the practical tu~iness men of the
wholesale grocers' association have
seen an opportunity to declare that
the market can be expanded right here
at home by demanding that manufac
turers use cotton instead of jute and
burlap for bagging.
Indeed there has been some talk of
the people of the south resorting to
the use of water duck, cottonades and
otber cotton fabrics for clothing in the
summer and thus to show to the world
that we prefer wearing apparel made
of our own home staple. This was done
per force during ther War Between the
Sections, %hen necessity rcquired the
southern people to live very, very eco
nomically. To some this might appear
to be carrying the "movement" to an
extreme approaching fanaticism, but
the earnest leaders in the effort to get
cotton into the control of the produc
ers think that by next summer they
will have the people of the south will
ing to use cotton goods to an extent
While this wearing apparel proposi
tion may appear to be somewhat
chimerical, yet there is much force
and logic i'n the movement to demand
the use of cotton Instead of burlap In
marketing grain, in shipping fertil
izers, and in other commerial uses.
This would increase the consumption
of cotton by hundreds of thousands of
Mr. F. H Weston, secretary of the
South Carolina division, has sent to
every county organization an earnest
appeal to stand by the movement for
the increased use of cotton in the
manufacture of bags and bagging.
He has also written to Mr. Geo A.
Wazener of Charleston commending
the movement of which Mr. Wagener
is the leading spirit. Following Is
Mr. Weston's letter to the county
"I am sending you under separate
cover by today's mail an article In ref
erence to the use of cotton bags. I
consider this one of the most impor
tant matters that our association can
under-take. You will recall that at
the time the association was formed,
it was not only to meet the present
emergency, ,buo to endeavor to enlarge
te field fo cotton goods. There is
no reason in the world why we should
buy articles for our consumption
especially by fertilizers-sacked in
any thing but cotton bags. I wish
you would read carefully this marked
article, and also the editorial; and if
psel:le get your county papers to
publish1 it. Later we will ask the
c:umty organizitions of the assocla
tio:: throughout the State to adopt
resolutions requesting the fertilizpr
can inies at d others who use sack
to use only cotton sacks; and we
shoil give the preference to those
faitib~zer companies and merchants
who use cotton s'-ks.
"A repsentative of the State assn
ciion will shortly go to CJharlesten
for the purpose of conferring with the
fertiizer people and will ask them to
us" cotton sacks." -
Fol'wing is a list of the counties
in wkich tu3ere are orga-.ization with
te names and postumeles of the presi
dents and secretaries:
Aiker--W. W. Woolsey, Aiken; B.
F H'lley, Aiken.
Anderson-W. H. Glen, Liberty; J.
W. Rthreck, Anderson.
Barnwell--F. H. Creech, Barnwell;
H. L. 0 Bannon, Barnwell.
Bmberg-John W." Crum, Den.
mark; J. D. Felder, Denmark.
Cherokee-R. C. Sarratt, Gaffney;
S. D. Parrott, Gaff'ney.
Colleton--W. C. Brant, Getsinger;
. B. Dodd, Round.
Chesterter-P. L. Harding, Bas
corville; John S. Nunery, Wylie's
Clarendon-E. D. Hodge, Alcolu;
H. :Richburg, Summerton.
Cester-John T. Burst, Ches
terfield; D. M. Barrentine, Chester
Edgefield-S. T. Williams, Lcttie;
J. 8. Minus, Edgefield.
Fairfield-S. C. Cathcart, Winns.
bort ; J. F. Fooslie, Winnsboro.
Flo rence-J. B. McBride, Florence;
H M. Ayer, Florence.
Greenville-H. P. Tindal, Green
ville; G. M. Wilkins, Greenville.
Greenwood-J. M. Gaines, Gaines;
W. L. Anderson, Ninety-Six.
Georgetown-W. K. Curry, Rhem's
postcce; W. E. Snowden, Choppee
Kersaw-W. Thompson, Liberty
Hi!; C. W. Birchmore, Camden.
Lancaster--T. J. Strait, Lancaster,
George W. Jones, Lancaster.
Laurens-A. C. Fuller, Laurens; B.
Y. Culbertsn, Madden.
Lee-Samuel Bradley, Bishopville;
R. W. McCutcheon, Bishopville.
Lexington-B. J. Eiheredge, Lees
Marion--Dr. W. Stackhouse, Dillon;
stark Stackhouse, Marion.
Marlboro-R. M. Peagues, Kollock;
R. L Freeman, Bennettsville.
N w er y--R. T. C. Hunter, Prcs
erity; W. K. Sligh, Newberry.
o onee-Paul Stribling, Richland;
&. H. Ellison, Seneca.
Oraogeburg-J. E. Wannamnaker,
St. M.tthews; G. L. Salley, Orange
Pckens-J.- T. Lewis, .Anderson
Ol-; J. L. Morgan, Pickens.
Richand -W. W. Ray, Congaree.
Sauda-J. H. Watson, Johnson; H.
. Crouch, Saluda.
Sumter-A. B. Stucky, Sumter; P.
Spartanburg-E. L. Archer, Spar
abrg; H. S. L'pscomb, Through.
Union-Jno. G. Farr. LUion.
Wiliams urg--J. Da.vis Carter,
a: R. H. F m'tman, Greenville.
Yr-C. E. Spencer, Yorkvmle; J. E
'. Starr, Yorkville.
The c: unties in which there are no
rganiztions are: Abbeville, Beau
ort,. Bsrkeley, Charleston, Darling
on. D rchester, Hampton and Hurry t
12 writirg to. Mr. Geo. A. Wag
r. prsdenlt of the Royal Bag and 2
Tarn Manufacturinlg company of p
hrlesOn, Mr. Weston sa 5: "I a
m rc-ant that our organiz.tion Ish
o arge that we can properly
ertilizer people to substitut
lacks for burlap sacks. As in
Heated in my letter to the presidents
ind secretaries throughout the State,
some representative will go to Charles
on shortly to confer with the ferti
izer companies. I believe that we
:an create such a demand for your
bags that you will find it diffcult to
supply them. I hope that we will
succeed in this matter for it would
mean big things for Caarleston."
Resurrection of the Flowers.
The Savior when on earth said He
was the Life and the Resurrection,
and the sweet flowers and tender lit
tie plants that are again blooming
and springing up on every hand teach
us the same grand truth. They tell
us of the Life and Resurrection, not
only of themselves, but of cur own
souls and bodies. If one April should
come when the earth lay dead, un
blessed by a sir gle bloom or blade of,
grass, when the brown buds failed to
swell. when the birds forget to sing
their mating songs, there would be,
such a panic in the land as neither
war, famine nor pestilence could pro.
duce, says The Independent. - Even
the agnostic would know then that
we bad lost God. For whatever
doubts some may entertain concern.
ing the dog-eared theology of man-,
kind, there are certain Scriptures as
sured -to us forever. Jo man nor
church can tamper with earth's Apr
resurrection, nor read into her fra
grant gospels of peac3 and go)d-will a)
clause of perpetdal damnation If
we live or die, she Is sure to came
again, bringing with her the same
miracle of life renewed. She Is sure
to call forth all the good, green tm
pulses of nature. Sure to call things
together for the good of May and for
the full-blown rose of June. Nothing --
we know or do not~ know can take
away this promise of life everlasting.
It Is not founded upon a theory, but
upon a fact. If we miss the asar
ance, it is because we have less faith
than the dumb earth. She does nd
send up her lillies and flags accordIng
to a creed, but by the divine inspra
tion of earth and sky; they come
when April calls. Nothing sInced
time was divided Into years bas
charged this joy-quickening order of
things. And we all believe in it wltht.
a profound confidence. Infidelity.Is
at last only a sound of the voice, a
conceit of the mortal mind. Backof
it lies afaith so regnant that the
veriest sceptic of us allstill soWsls -
seeds in April, and expects her to *in.
them back from - the sod in a new
fairer form of life.
Birds on Hats.
A society of young men in Berlin
that is opposed to the practice of wo
men wearing birds on their hats as
adopted a unique plan for its crusade
First of all the woman who uses, bird
plumage on her headwear is to be
warned by a pamphlet sent to her ad. -
dress. This pamphlet is to tell her If
she does not voluntarily relinquish the
habit some member of the society will -
stop her on the street and, if need be,
remove the bird by force. TheAtlanta
Journal says "it is easy-to see the fin- -
Ish of that society. Some of the zeal-'
ens crusaders will go to the police -
court and others will receive invita-9
tions signed by husbands, brothers or
lovers to a trial of swords at sun up,
after the German style. The young
men evidently believe the maxim that7
the end justifies the means. The end?
Is a good ork. The bird-wearlrg cus
t am is a relic of the times when wo-~
men wore nose rings. It is a barbarons~
taste. So merciless has been the
saughter of the innocents -to provide
millinery adornments that certain
species of birds have become alms
entirely extinct. Is It not enough to.
revolt tender hearted wonien? Thon
saods of women do not realize what a
wholesale bird butchery has been nec
essary to give them a little pleasurec
However, the agitation In this con
try has about reached the point wherer
fashion will decree a cesation of the
savage slaughter, and when~ fnasln
frowns the end is come."
Ez. Washington Gladden makes a
point that earnest church workers
everywhere should ponder upon:when
he says that the rejection of Er.
Rockefeller's gift to the Cogrga
tional missionary fund"wllstrengthen
our cburches in the affections and re
spect of millions who are Inclined to
doubt whether the churches love God
more than mammon." The gift has
been accepted, and there Is now no
use to discuss the matter, but there
is nodenying the fact that there is a
growing feeling on the part of the
working classes in the towns and
cities that the churches of today are
not deeply interested in their welfare,
paying more attention to the rich and
pcwerful whose immense contribu
tins keep the church machinery In
Aiq esteemed cntemporary an
nounces that Mr. Bryan has advised
the democrats of Ohio whom to nom
inate for governor, and having made
the auncuncement proceeds to
read Mr. Bryan a lecture for
atempting to dictate to the
democrats of Ohio. The Commoner
nys "if the editor were as anxious
bo know the truth as he Is to find
osmethng o find fault with, he
would ascertain by inquiry that Mr.
Bryan has not mentioned any person
in connection with the governorship,
>f Ohio or given any advice In regard
- the selection ofa candidate."
Beilections Of A Bachelor.
A girl never underestimates the
mportance to the world of titles,.
natinees and bonbons.
When a man retires from business
io take life easy, he has to get up all
Dhe earlier to pull his son out of bed. -
There is something about a -wo~?
nan's Lat that makes a man feel sym
athy for the inventor of flying ma
You can ala's convince a woman
hat it is more becoming for her to
rear herfiair the way suie does than
t wouldbe for anybodyv else.
Who'n you hear a man praising his
teghbors its doughnuts to fadge he
vants to sell his house.
Nothing gives a womans religion
uch a jolt as thie suggestion that she
-ot the husband heaven really intend
d for her. -
Resembled His F~arber.
Two Irishmen who had not seen!
ach other for a long time met at a
a~ir. O'Brien: "Shure, it's married I
m; an' I've got a fine, healthy boy,
rhich the neighbors say is the very
cter of me." Malone: "Ooh, well, -
rhat's the pa.rm so long as the child's