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VOL. XIV. . MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 10,1905. NO. 33.
Claimed that It Can be Succes
fully Grown rhere.
SOME LARGE CLAIMS.
An Undertaking Which it Is Said, Shows
that Cotton Can Be Grown in Africa
as Easily as in This Favored
Section of the United
Director of the Mint George E.
Roberti has just receivEd a letter
from Leigh Hunt, the noted Ameri
can capitalist and explorer, swho is
engaged in opening up an extensive
area in the Soucan to the raising of
cotton, in which Mr. Hunt says his
experiments in the employment of
American negroes in the Scudanese
cotton fields have been successful.
About a year ago, Mr. Hunt took a
dozen skilled cotton growers from
Tuskegee to Africa for the Purpose
of testing their value in raising cot
ton and his experiment attracted
much notice at the time. He has de
cided now to take over several times
as many as in his original experiment.
He arrived in New York a few days
ago en route to Tuskegee and it was
from New York be wrote Mr. Rob
erts. He expects to reach Washirg
ton in a short time, on his return
from Tuskegee, and as be and Secre
tary Wilson of the department of
agriculture are great personal friends,
he will doubtless have much t: say to
the secretary and to the experts in
cotton growing in the department,
abeut the method of cotton raising
pursued in the Soudanes3 region.
Mr. Hunt writes Mr. Rcbarrs not
only that he is pleased with the
American negroes as cotton gr'wers,
but that they themselves are greatly
pleased with the climate and sur
roundings into which they have been
taken. His object in getting skilled
American negroes is nut entirely on
account of their own worth in the
growing of cotton, but also to have
them teach the Egyptian natives how
to do this work. He will have this
in mind in making his selections of
the next list of tbose who are to ac
company him on his return. He de
sires to have negroes who have been
technically educated in cotton grow
ing and he will avail himself of the
counsel of Booker T. Washington in
getting men of the right srt.
Of this experiment in transporting
American negroes'to the Soudan, Mr.
"Thus far there is certainly no
cause for disappointment. The ne
groes in our employ are technically
educated men, good workers and their
influence on the natives is the best.
However, It looks as if the prevailing
opinion that the Egyptian fellaheen
is averse from migrating to the Upper
Nile is wrong. If he does take kindly
to the Soudan, it means that Lord
Cromer's dream will be realized and
the Soudan will become the outlet for
the overflow of Egypt, in which event
my colored ccuntrymen must meet a
Mr. Hunt, as the result of the past
gears's experience in the Upper Nile
country, is convinced it has great ag
ricultural possibilities. Sugar cane
and cotton, he says, are certainties
while wheat and barley may be de
pended upon as far south as the Blue
Nile. Tobacco is prohibited, although
Mr. Hunt thinks the region Ideal for
tobacco culture. Vegetables do well.
but it will take time to determine
what can be done with fruit.
"Our experiments in cotton," says
Mr. Hunt, "show a larger yield per
acre then Egypt produces and quality
quite up to the best American. Be
sides the Egyptian varieties will do as
well as in Egy pt if planted early, but
early planting involves the question
of water at low Nile, which is the
problem of the future. Water is ev
erything. The railway line connect
ing Sheikh Barghu; on the Red Sea
with Damner on the Nile will be com
pleted in June, 1906, if no unexpected
interruptions occur. Then the door
which hitherto has been closed on
that great country wiil swing wid2
open for the era of commercial peace
and prosperity. It is doubtful if the
full meaning of this new chapter ir
the redemption of the Soudan is very
generally understood ."
Mr. Hunst nas traveled extensively
in the far East and has large interestl
in Korea. In fact, he went from
.Xorea about the time the war wai
beginning and went to Egypt in pur
suance of an arrangement with the
Soudanese government to superintenc
cotton growing on a large tract be
tween Berber and Suakin which he
bought from the government. On ac.
count of his personal familiarity withk
the conditions at the seat of war, Mr.
Hun.t's ideas on the subject are valua.
ble. He says the after results of i1
will be valuable for all nations bul
Germany. That country among out
side influences, be savs, is regar ded af
second only to the Ruisso-Chines
bank in bringing it about. Japar
will readily forgive France, for shi
looks on France as an honerable and
chivalrous ally of Russia, but she wil
never forgive the meddling of Ger
many. The success of Japanese arm:
means new anci better life to Kore;
and China, Mr. Hunt bielieves. Nov
that Japan knows her strength, h'
says, she will give to her neighbor
strong guiding hand, which will mea;
that "China's superb natural resource:
and incomprehensible wealth an<
power of her cheap labor are factor:
to be reckoned with in the future
With her extensive iron and coal de
posits and cheap labor you ca.n safel;
count on rapidi progres. I do not iu
the least believe in the yellow pern
unless it be the synonym of progres
In China. But why sbould the pros
perity of China be sacridced to satisf
the indecision of the puwers? .Jana
nese progress seems to point to peac
rather than war, for there is itt]
doubt that the future controllin
combination of the world will t
England. France, Italy and Japal
As for the United States, we shall
have our bands full at home looking
after our Socialists unless our repub.
lie rides safely through the storm
that is now gathering. The impor
tant issue here is simply this: Shall
a few rich men, by and with the con
sent of the senate, dominate the
United States, or shall PreRident
Roosevelt by and with the help of
the people prevail in his fight against
GEN. FITZHUGH LEE.
The Northern Papers Speak Highly
of the Dashing Cavalryman.
The death of Fitzhugh Lee is the
occasion for the expression of sympa
thetic and appreciative opinion in the
press of the northern and eastern
States. Without exception, as far as
we have seen, these papers have gen
erously availed themselves of an op
portunity to speak magnanimously
and justly of the dashing Confederate
cavalry leader who recognized no
enemy save those under a hostile
It was natural that the attitude of
Fitzhugh Lee should appeal strongly
to the best sentiment of the north as
it did to the best sentiment of the
south. It was the attitude of a gal
lant fighter, who does his best and,
at the end of the struggle, returns as
gallantly to the tasks of peace-tasks
made more difficult by defeat and loss
In assuming this courageous position,
however, he was not the leader, as
one might infer from reading the eu
logies of him in the northern press.
He followed the lofty precept and ex
ample of his uncle, Robert E Lee,
and in this State the course advised
by that great chieftain bad already
been adopted by Gen. Wade Hamp
ton, who, indeed, needed no counsel
in any path of honor, of courage, or of
right conduct. In praising Fitzhugh
Lee's attitude, therefore, the praise
must be accepted, in principle, for
other leaders of the south in war and
The New York Times said of Fitz.
hugh Lee, the day he died, but before
it knew of his death: "There is no
man in the south, and no man in the
United States, who contributed more
than Fitzhugh Lee to form, after the
division of the Civil war, a more per
In an appreciation of Lee, the Phil
adelphia Public Ledger, after speak
ing of the "very important part played
by this patriotic man and competent
administrator in the era of reconstrue
Cleveland acted with great spirit
and wisdom in appointing this dis
tinguished son of the south and form
er Confederate general successively
internal revenue collector in Virginia
and consul general at Havana; and
President McKinley must have great
credit for his decision to retain this.
Democrat at the important Havana.
post, and particularly for appointing
him to be major general of volunteers
during the ,war with Spain, and
finally, military governor of Havana
* * * Gen. Lee was thoroughly
"reconstructed," like his uncle, the
Confederate military leader. Great
soldier as was Robert E. Lee, his real
greatness--something of that large
ness of soul which we attribute to a
Washington-shone out conspicuously
in his counsels and practices of peace
and good will, and in his performance
of new duties for the upbuilding of the
shattered south in a reunited country
almost from the day that the war was
The New York Sun very gracefully
said: "Fa zhugh Lee died a hero of
the whole A merican people. The il
lustrious name he bore, typical of the
highest and p.urest American citizen
ship, is a proud national possession.
It is a name atmost canonize~d at the
Souths and at the north it is scarcely
less honored.- It seems a far cry back
to Agi~omattox when one reads such
sentiments In the northern press.
Paid their Debts.
A meeting of the advisory commit
tee which has been in charge since
O.tober, 1903, of the affairs of the
banking houses of John L. Williams
& Sons and J. William Middendorf &
Co., of Baltimore and Richmond, was
held Wednesday night. After the
meeting it was announced that the
debts of the two firms had been paid
in full with interest and the com
mittee had been dissolved. The two
houes had obligations aggregating
more than $12,000,000 at the time of
their suspension Had they been
forced inlto b ikruptcy at the time,
they would probably have paid twen
ty-tive cents on the dollar. But in
stead an advisory committee was
formed and under the supervision of
the committee, the two firms have
liquidated more than $10,000,000 of
their obligations. The final details
of their settlement called for a loan
of $500,000 on securities that the two
firms desired to hold because of their
developing values. One firm with
London clients offered to take the
whole amount, several New York
houses also madie similar tenders and
Jlaltimore financial institutions sub
scribed largely to the loan.
Scared to Death.
The New York American says
worry over a friend's jest is said to be
responsible for the death of Leon
Kahn, proprietor of "The Old Home
stead,' Union avenue and Frst street,
Mount Vernon, N. Y. Kahn, who was
rorty-two years old, was a prominent
lodge man. He had not been sick in
twenty years. Saturday Kahn met a
friend, who during a joking conversa
tion said: "Another white shirt wil.
finish you." That statement worried
Kahn. He asked at least two dozen
friends if he looked sick. They said he
did not. That night Kahn was seizec
with pains near the heart. Paralysis c:
the organ was the diagnosis. A few
hours later the hotel man was dead.
President Pell Re-Elected.
Dr. R. P. Pell has been re-elected
president of Converse College by the
board of trustees. In assuming thi
duties of president of this well-knowi
and popular institution for women fo:
'another year he will pursue his well
known policy-that of working fo:
the success of the college, keeping ui
its high standard of excellence, hold
ing in mind at all times everythini
that tends to the uplifting and devel
A NOTED TRIAL
The Alleged Lynchers of Iutawville
Will Face the- Jury.
A Short History of the Case, That
Will be Read With Interest
by our Re aders.
The alleged Eutawville lynchers
will be put on trial today, and the
trial will last several days, as there are
a good many witnesses to be examined.
Tbis case has excited considerable
comment all over the State, and a re
view of it no doubt would be read
with Interest at this time. The so
called lynching was the assassination
of Keitt Bookhardt by parties un
known the 7th day of last July. The
negro had been put in jail on the tri
vial charge of having exchanged epi
thets with Henry Edwards. That
night the negro was taken from the
flimsy structure used for keeping
prisoners, and his body was f ound two
days later in Santee sriver, having
floated and brought to the top a heavy
grate bar, which had been tied around
The body gave evidence of inhuman
treatment at the hands of fiends. The
ears had been cut off and there weie
other marks of violence to show in
what manner the murderers had tried
to degrade the body of* their victim.
Gov. Heyward's attention was directed
to the crime by a letter from Mr. J.
D. Wiggins, magistrate at Eut awville,
who denounced the murder and begged
Gov. Heyward to take some action.
Accordingly Gov. Heyward requested
Solicitor Hildebrand t,) go to Eutaw
ville for the inquest. The Pinkerton
Detective agency was also communi
cated with atd Inspector D.maio was
put on the case. The investigation
resulted in the arrest, after three
months, of several white men of that
These men were kept in custody at
the penitentiary until the 17th of De
cember, when a preminary hearing
was held at St. George, Dorchester
county, Magistrate A. E. McCoy
presiding. The preliminary was held
at St. George because that point is
on the railroad and was as accessible
Eutawville and more accessible than as
Monk's Corner. With one exception
the prisoners were remanded to jail
to await trial. "Piney" Martin was
released, as he had been arrested on
a warrant, intended for "Penny"
Martin. The others indicated are:
Henry C. E Iwards, who confessed and
is being used as the prosecution wit
ness: S. A. Eadens, the constable in
whose custody the negro was on the
night of the lynching; J. H. Palmer,
policeman at Eutawville; Benny Mar
tin, Andrew Martin and Adger But.
ler. The latter was released, as noth
ing could b,. proved against him.
Tue crime was supposed to havs oc
curred in Berkeley county, and the
accused were taken to the Berkeley
county seat, Monck's Corner, where
they had been lying in jail since
last December until brought to Or
angeburg last week. But when the
case was called for trial at Monck's
Corner in January, Solicitor Hilde
brand sprang a surprise. He had had
the territory surveyed, and while it is
true that Eutawville is in Berkeley
county, still the place at which the
murder it alleged to have been com
mitted is in Orangeburg county. The
case was thus transferred to this coun
ty in which there was not so much
personal feeling and interest. It is
probable that the defendants at.
torney will make a motion to take
the case back to Berkeley county.
Henry Edwards, who turned State's
evidence, and who will be one of the
principal witnesses against the ac
cused, was kept in the Penitentiary
at Columbia since his arrest until last
week, when he was brought to Oran
g burg under guard. It seems that
the authorities were afraid he would
be treated with violence if sent to
the Berkeley jail and imprisoned with
the men he had turned States evi
dence against. He admits his con
nection with the terrible affair,
but claims that the above named de
fendents were the principle actors in
the bloody drama. Edwards is quite
a young man, and is from an excellent
family. It will be left for the jury
charged with the duty of passing on
the case to say what credence there
is to be put in the evidence given by
Edwards. The case will ba a hard
fought one, as there are able lawyers
on both sides. The defendants have
lawyers from the Berkeley, D >rchester
and Orangeburg bars to conduct their
case, and they will be most ably de
fended. Solicitor Hildebrand will rep
resent the State. He is an anle and
very successful otibcial, and will have
no stone unturned to convien the ac
cued of the crime he believes them
guilty of. If the defendants are guilty
we hope it will be made s-o plain that
no one can doubt it, and if they are
innocent we hope they will have a
speedy acquittal.-Times and Demo
Saves a Train.
But for the presence of mind and
natural intelikgence of Nannie Gibson,
a sixteen year old ba'sixt mountain
girl, a mixed freight J~nd passenger
train leaving Asheville Monday morn
ing, east ward bound, would in all prob
ability have been wrecked at Mud Cut
in the Blue Ridge mountains and sev
eral lives lost. Nannie Gibson lives
close to Mud Cut. That morning shie
saw a great pile of rock and earth
slide on the track at that place short
ly after a special train had passed,
and realizing that an engineer of an
eastward bound train would be unable
to see the slide in time to stop the
train and that there was imminent
danger of loss of life and property,
she picked up a torpedo and running
up the track some distance placed it
on the rail at the mouth of the tuni
nel. Then hurrying back, she found a
red flag, and again started up the
track when she heard the engine
whistle of the mixed train. As the
train came she waved the flag, the en
gineer applied the brakes, and the
train came to standstill within less
than twenty steps of the slide. After
the girl child had told her story the
passengers showered upon her coins,
aonting- to many rdollars.
WORK OF A MOB.
Chicage Strikers Beat and Force
Negro Strike Breakers to
RUN FOR THEIR LIVES
Wherever Negroes Appeared It Was the
Signal for Furious Assault by
Strikers and Sympathizers. One
Man Killed During the Day.
The fighting in Chicago ~-v 6da4y
in the streets was more fierce ~than
the day before. The strikers and
their sympathizers attacked the non
union men at every opportunity, as
sailing them with bricks, stones,
clubs, knives and any and every other
offensive weapon upon which they
could lay their bands.
The fighting occurred in the heart
of the business secticn of the city,
men being shot down within 200 feet
of the retail store of Marshall Field
Co., or clubbed nearly to death at the
corner of the Auditorium hotel, in
plain view of hundreds of ladies, who
were compelled to run from the. mob
to save their own lives.
In many instances men walking
along the streets who had no active
connection with the strike were as
saulted by hoodlums, who beat them
first and later accused them of being
strike breakers. A notable Instance
of this kind was that of R:v. W. K.
Wheeler. pastor of the Ninth Presby
terian church who while passing the
aorner of DEsplaines and Adams
strats on his wa) to the Pennsylvania
depot, wa.s attacked by three men,
who knocked him down and beat him
unmercifully until the timely arrival
of the police saved him from critical
injury. Mr. Wheeler managed to
hold one of his assailants until the
police could arrest him.
William Miles, a colored waiter,
while at work in a lunch room at
Adams and Sangamon streets, a half
mile from. any former scene of rioting
duing the strike, was also a victim of
the strikers' fury, although he had no
connection whatever with the trou
ble. He was accused of being a strike
breaker, was pounded on the head
with a billy, knocked down and tram
pled upon. Miles was removed to the
hospital, where his injuries were pro
As far as known, but one man was
killed during the day. The list of in
jured is much greater than that
which it is possible to obtain. In
many cases the nonunion men swung
their clubs with grea'. effect; knocking
men from their wagons headlong into
the street; in other instances, when
assailed by mobs, they fired point
blank into the crowds, and it is diffi
cult to see how the members. of the
mob could escape many broken heads
or how all the bullets fired during thie
day should have gone wild.
THE DEAD AND IN.TURED.
Charles Beard, struck on the fore
head in the fight near the Auditorium
hotel. He died of a fractured skull at
the Mercy hospital, where he had
Bruno Germain, New York city
Charles Moody, beat on the head
with canes by strikers, condition seri
John Bhim, nonunion driver, struck
in the side with a brick, one rib bro
William Miles, colored waiter, head
cut with billy, and trampled on.
Police Sergeant Barron, thrown
from patrol wagon while responding to
riot call, leg badly wrenched.
Martin Garray, nonunion man head
badly cut by billies in the hands of
W. N. lBrown, nonunion teamster,
struck by a bucket of cement thrown
from twelfth story of building at
Adams and State street; leg broken.
Policeman Ed ward Gampton, struck
on head with a brick; severely cut.
Rev. W. K. Wheeler, beaten by
strikers; face and hesd cut.
Henry Shultz, shot in left side by
nonunion teamsters; not serious.
DanIel Cohen, nonunion man struck
on head with a club.
William Burke, right hand lacerat
ed by brick.
William Hill, head and left shoul
der cut by stones.
A. B. Smith, nonunion man, face
cut with a stone.
Frank Emerson. nonunion man,
right hand smashed by heavy stone.
James Smith, nonunion man, struck
in the back by a stone; injuries are
Albert Mcllvaine, shot in the back,
not expected to live.
Lyde McDowell, shot in the left
1William Bass, shct In the left leg
below the knee.
J. Erickson, shot in the right arm
above the elbow.
Louis Fisman, colcred, struck on
the head with a brick In a tight at
Jackson boulevard and Halsted street.
Williarn Davis, colored, nonunion
driver, head cut.
James Butler, colored, nonunion
driver, arm broken.
Andrew Scott, colored, nonunior
driver, head cut.
William Riggs, colored, nonunior
driver, head cut.
Frank Curry, leader of nonunior
men, struck on head by a stone while
conducting wagons along Frankling
FIERCE FIGHT WITH sLUGGERS.
A. S. Utely floor manager for Mont
gomery Ward & Co., attacked by
sluggers on Oakenwald avenue.
Mr. Utely, who has been active it
the interests of Ward & Co., since thE
commencement of the strike, was at
tacked by men who he thinks have
been following him for several days.
while passing a vavant lot in Oaken
wald avenue, between Forty-fourtk
and Forty-fifth streets. The men
knocede him down and kicked him ir
a terrible manner about the head and
face. He knocked one down with a
billy, and the others ran. Thinking
he had killed his assailant, Utely went
call an ambulance but when it arrived
the man had either recovered and
gone away, or had been carried off by
A hundred colored men imported as
strike breakers by the Employing
Teaming Company struck today. The
negroes complained that they could
not protect themselves with wooden
sticks or canes, which were being
furnished by the company. The col
ored men declared that the canes
however stout, could not give protec
tion against bricks, stones or similar
missiles. The men wanted revolvers.
Their request was refused.
One of the liveliest disturbances of
the day occurred within a block of the
Auditorium hotel. Shooting was re
sorted to by colored nonunion mn to
day at Harrison street and Wabash
avenue. Three wagons, formerly
owned by the Edwin F. Daniels Coal
Company, were being driven south in
Wabash avenue. At the Harrison
street crossing a large crowd gathered
about the drivers and guards. Sticks,
tiling, broken bottles and other mis
siles striking the negroes.
One of the colored guards, named
Carter, whipped out a revolver and
shot at Henry Schultz, who, it is al
leged, was approaching Carter. The
bullet struck Schultz in the left side.
He ran south in Wabash avenue for a
block before he fell. The crowd
thoroughly enraged at the action of
the colored men quickly closed in up.
on the non-unionists and beat them
thorcughly. A police call was sent
in and seventy policemen under In
spector Patrick J. Lavin hurried to
the scene and dispersed the crowd
with vigor. Schultz was taken to a
hospital Carter was arrested.
The bullet struck one of Schultz's
ribq. He will recover.
The shooting caused much excite
ment at the Auditorium. The wo
men became hysterical and rushed
back into the hotel. For a time all
traffle on Wabash avenue cable and
the Indiana avenue electric car line
was at a standstill.
One of the picLuresque sights wit
nessed today was a procession of 500
non-union colored teamsters going
from their lodgings to the Employ
er3' Teaming Company barns, at
Franklin street ano Jackson boule
vard. The negroes were led by a
white man, Frank Curry, formerly a
street car gripman, who became a
strike breaker during the city railway
strike here some months ago; and
who has recently been active in labor
troubles at St. Louis. Crowds fol
lowed Curry's novel procession today
but the size of the force of non union
ists and the fact that they were ac
companied by fifty policemen seemed
at first to act as a deterrent of any
untowed proceedings. The proces
sion turned into Jackson boulevard
from Michigan avenue, where there
was an increasing crowd of strike
sympathizers, who, with yells of de
fiance, began throwing stones and
bricks. Police Lieutenant Dillon
was struck on the head. He stag
gered and would have fallen had not
several of the strike breakers caught
and sustained him. Other police and
a number of the strike breakers were
also hit. The march In Jackson bou
levard was stormy, but the barns at
Franklin street were reached without
severe Injury to any one.
Thirty non-union teamsters were at
tacked Wednesday by a crowd of
strike sympathizers at Jackson boule
vard and Halstead streets. All kinds
of missiles were used. The non-union
teamsters, armed with stout hickory
clubs, attempted to fight the mob,
but were being overpowered when the
police arrived. William Wrather, a
white guard, was severely injurel
The police, clubbing right and left,
rushed the crowd off the streets.
Five persons were arrested, Only ten
of the non-union teamsters could be
found, the others having fled.
THOUSANDS ATTACK NEGEOEs
Simultantous with the shooting
near the Auditorium Wednesday af
ternoon, another riot was in progress
at Michigan avenue and Lake street,
a mile north on the same boulevard.
A crowd of 300 negroes imported from
St. Louis were being escorted from
the railway depot to a lodging hcuse.
At Lake street and Michigan ave
nue a crowd of 3,000 persons attacked
the negroes, many of whom were
armed with stones, pieces of coa1,
black jacks, revolvers ani stout hick
ory canes. When parsons in thie
crowd began to throw stones, sticks
and bottles, the negroes charged re
peatedly, making fierce use of the
hickory. Each time, however, the
crowd increased. Persons in offie
buildings rushed to the streets and
swelled the gathering.
Caught in Chicago.,
Henry G. Goll, the former assistant
cashier of the Frst N~ational bank of
Milwaukee, was arrested In Cbicago
Thursday. according to the iniforma
tion given out by the police authori
ties in Milwaukee. The capture was
madie by Detective Dennis Sullivan,
of the Milwaukee police department
Goll was walking on 30th street in
Chicago when a Milwaukee officer ran
across him. It appears that Goll has
been in Chicago for several days, stay
ing at a different hotel every night. A
warrant was issued for Goll's arrest at
the same time the warrant was served
on Frank G3. Bigelow, the deraulting
Tried to Kill Himself.
Tom Cox, sentenced to be hanged
at Nashville, Tenn., for the murder
of Poiliceman Ben F. Dowell, made a
desperate attempt to commit suicide
in his cell at the county lail tbere
Wednesday morning by taking poison.
His condition is critical in the ex
treme and the chances are against his
recovery. Cox is Derhaps Tennessee's
most noted criminal of recent years.
The killing of Policeman Dowell was
of a most sensational character and
Cox's trial attracted widespread at
Negro Boy Killed.
Will Salter, a 9-year-old colored boy,
while at work at Hannah brick yard,
near Glendale, Spartanburg county,
Wednesday afternoon slipped into a
mud mill and his legs were cut off and
his body terribly mutilated. He died
Weneany night about midnight.
A HOT TIME
In the Negro Baptist State Con
vention at Union Friday.
THE BLUFF CALLED
By Carroll, Who Told the Preachers
That They Were Guilty of Dis.
honest Practices. Carrol's Life
Threatened if He Persis
ted in His Charges.
"I will put a bullet hole through
you If you repeat your charges in this
convention," was the sensational
threat sent to Rev. Richard Carroll, a
prominent negro educator, by a negro
preacher in high circles, both of whom
was In attendance on the negro Bap
tist State convention at Union last
For several months past Carroll has
been orrally and through newspapers
making grave charges against the
character of a number of negro Baptist
ministers in this State, saying that
some of the more prominent ones had
formed a ring and that collections
made for foreign missions, education
and orphan work had been diverted
into their own private purses. The
knowledge that he was at the conven
tion to push his substantiated charges
made those interested employ almost
every means, including threats against
his life, to have him remain silenti
However, he was undaunted, and
the investigatoins which lae demanded
and helped conduct brought out facts
and over 75 other ministers corrobora
ted his statements.
A striking feature cccurred in the
convention when, in a wild disordered
assemblage, one prominent delegate
demanded of Carroll to "name them!"
"You are one," was the reply.
Another preacher immediately
sprang up and shouted. "Am I one,
too?" evidently thinking to bluff the
speaker, who calmly replied: "Yes,
you, toc;" and Carroll proceeded t
draw out a book in which he had the
names of everyone implicated. This
caused a storm of confusion and calis:
"You need not read any more!"
Carroll, who is doing good work for
negro youths in Columbia and has the
support of the whites, seems to have
the special antipathy of many of his
race,- who sarcastically denounce him
as "an ingrate," "the white man's
friend" and "seeking to raise himself
on the dead bodies of the negro race."
Tne whole sesson was a dramatic
one, and the ring is larger than sup
posed,'judging by the violent opposi
ti:;n against Carroll.
After a long session, the following
resolutions were adopted, which,
though strongly worded, are really
neutral in character:
"Whereas, in the recent newspaper
articles under the signature of Rev.
R. Carroll, commented upon in and
out of the State, the impression has
been made that the negro Baptist
ministers in South Carolina are venal
and generaly depraved; and whereas,
the public recognition given Rev. R.
Carroll, coupled with the gravity of
the charges, are calculated to do un
told harm to the ministry and check
any present looking toward securing
aid and sympathy -from those whose
aid and sympathy should be given, be
"Resolved, That it may be true and
fully admitted that there is among us,
as among all other peoples and Chris
tain organizations, some irregularities,
but it is the exception rather than
the rule. While we fully deplore and
condemn the irregularities among the
few, we, in convention assembled,
most emphatically deny that such con
dition ref erred to herein above obtains
among thelgreat majority of our min
isters and churches. Be it further
"Resolved, That the Baptist minis
try of South Carolin, in character, in
tegrity and moral uprightness, com
pare favorably with the ministers
The sentiment of the majority of
delegates, including Dodd and Jen
ins, editors who had violently op
posed Carroll, 8:ems to be that it is
best to have corruption exposed and
EOW IT HAPND
Why Whiskey for Gaffney Could Not
Be Unloaded in Time.
It seems that the good people of
Gaffney don't drink so much whiskey
aflier all, ann that a short article we
clipped from the Spartanburg Journal
a stcrt time ago to the effect that
the express messenger did not have
time to deliver all the whiskey con
signed to GadIney and had to carry
some of it on to Spartanburg and re
turn it to Gaffhey the next day, wa~s
misleading. The Gadfney Ledger
makes the following explanation of
the story, which puts a different phase
on it altogether : "A Ledger repre
sentative called upon Mr. Fisher,
the local exoress agent, and asked
him about the truth of the article.
Mr. Fisher said that there was a to.
tal of fourteen packsges for Gaffney ;
that on account of a large amount of
other express, such' as fish, cab
bage, et.c., they did not have time
to handle the entire fourteen pack
ages of whiskey, and that not more
than eight pacage weecrre y.
We make no concealment of the fact
that whiskey c:>:nes to Gaffney. - It
does come. and more than we would
like to see come, but it is manifestly
unfair to try to leave the impression
that the present state of affairs is not
an improvement over the old system.
Certainly the consumption of whiskey
In this county has been reducld--and
that materially-and that Is what we
were aiming at. Our pro-dispensary
friends, however, take every opportu
nity to have it appear that the effort
to reduce the consumption of whis
key is a failure. Such is not the
case, and if they would be fair they
would not try to pervert the facts."
GREEN GOODS MAIN
Caught in the Act of Swindling a Gen
tleman from Texas.
When Reuben With Roll Arrived the
Clerk of Astor House Scented
Game and Netifled Police.
They caught a green goods man red
handed in the Astor house. His name
is Neily Galvin, and the authorities
at police headquarters in New York
City say he is an all-round crook and
old-time pickpocket whose picture has
been in the rogues' gallery for years.
The "come on" was taken and is now
l(cked up at headquarters. He is
Emer Klahr, part owner of a saloon
in Higgins, Liplcomb county, Tex.,
and was lured here by the usual cir
According to Klahr's story he got
here on the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road, and, in keeping with the direc
tions given to him In his correspon
dence with the gang, went to the As
tor house. He was taken in tow by
the swindlers, and that night they
showed him the sights. They also
told him how lucky he was to be let
in on the ground floor in the deal they
were about to put through with him,
and made arrangements to show him
samples of the "counterfeit" money
in the morning.
When Klahr came down from his
room he went to the desk and depos
ited his roll of money with the clerk.
The hotel people suspected at once
that he was a "come.on," and notified
the postal officials and police head
quarters, in accordance with arrange
ments that had been made several
days ago when a stranger was re
lieved of all his cash in the hotel by
the gang of which Galvin is the re
Mlaher, it seems, was taken to
Brooklyn, where some good money
was shown to him as a sample of the
mythical counterfeits. He was satis
fied with the looks of the good money,
and he made a cash payment of $50
to bind the bargain. Then he went
back to the Astor house and awaited
the coming of Galvin to complete the
transaction, first get ting his roll from
The postal inspectors and McCon
vile secreted themselves In a room
directly across the hall from Klahr's
and took turns peeping in. In a lit
tle while Galvin came up and was
admitted by the man from Texas.
The sleuths crossed the hall and tried
to hear through the keyhole what was
said inside, but the conversation was
carried on in so low a voice that they
could catch only a word now and then.
After waiting about ten minutes
McConville tried the door and found
it locked. Then he leaned against it
hard and burst into the room, follow
ed by the postal officials. Galvin
stooped low and essayed to butt his
way out. McConville pounced on
idm, threw him to the floor and sat
upon him. The "come-on" did noth
ing but open his mouth and stare as
if he was looking out through the
gate of his teeth.
When Galvin was searched the $465
in cash was found in his pocket.
Klahr admitted that he had just paid
over the money. He said $450 of it
was for the balance due on purchase
of the $3,000 worth of "long green,"
which was to be sent to hlim at his
home, and the remaining $.15 for
the expenses Incurred by the gang in
showing him the town.
MEETS- HER ALIVE.
Goes to Bury Long Lost Sister Who
Is Not Dead.
The New York American says a
drama in which one of the principals
was confronted by the living form of
a sister whose body he supposed was
in a hearse he was following to a cem
etery, occurred Tuesday at the Jersey
City terminal of the Barclay street
Conrad Ritter, of No. 21 Liberty
street, East New Durham, N. J., was
informed a few days ago that the
body of his sister Mary had been in
terred in a pauper's grave after she
had died, on April 3d, of self-inflicted
injuries in St. Mary's Hospital in Ho
boken. The girl had been missing
from home since March 24.
Ritter invastigated and found that
a woman answering the descripti'on of
his sister had committed suicide and
had been buried in the Hudson Coun
ty Catholic Cemetery in Jersey City.
He had the b .dy exhumed and ar
ranged for its Interment in Calvary
emetery. in Queens County.
Tuesday all arrangements were com
pletEd, and Ritter sorrowfully follow
ed the hearse. He alighted from his
carriage at the ferry entrance, and
one of the first persons he saw was his
sister leaving a boat. He Dearly lost
his reason, and staggered against the
gate, white and speechless.
The girl not divining the cause of
his agitation, stood horrified, but see
ing the hearse and carriage, and not
ing her brother's mourning apparel,
decided that some misfortune of which
she was not aware had occurred to
When Ritter recovered, the situa
tion was explained, and it developed
that Mary had b len taken seriously
'ill at a f riend's home in B:ooklyn, and
was unable to communicate with her
brother. The body identified as hers
has been returned to the Jersey City
Fined For Gamnbling.
Some of the gentlemanly gamblers
of Covington, Ga., got it in the neck
the other day. The grand jury, at the
March term of the czurt returned
about twenty- five true bills against
ten prominent citizens of the town
and county for gambling at, different
times within the last severa.i months.
By agreement each of the ten persons
charged with the offense entered a plea
of guilty. Judge Roan imposed a fine
of $200 in each case on one indict
ment, suspending sentence upon the
other indictments pending good be
havior for twelve months. In this
manner the cases were quickly dispos
ed of and the special session did not
at more than three hours.
Thomas Jones Shot Through the
Heart by Thomas Godfrey.
ABOUT A GRAPE VINE.
The Men Were Next Door Neighbors, and
the Tragedy Resulted from a Dis
agreement Over a Very Tri
vial Matter. The Slayer
is Now in Jail.
Spartanburg has another murder to
her credit. A special dispatch from
that city to The State says Thomas
Jones was shot and Instantly killed in
his yard -on North Church street
Thursday morning by Thomas Godfrey
who was taken in charge by the police
shortly after the shooting and Is
lodged in the county jail.
Jones was shot down very near his
own doorsteps and in his lot by a neigh
bor, Godfrey, whose lot is nearby. At
the time of the tragedy Jones was
sitting in his front Orch awaiting a
street car to go to his. shop. Godfrey
approached from his~(Godfrey's) house
and holding out some pieces of grape
vine in his hand, inquired of Jones If
he knew them.
Jones replied in the negative, and
Godfrey insisted that he did. This
ciused Jones to emphatically state,
without the superfluous use of oaths,
that he did not. Godfrey made some
remark to which Jones replied, calling
Godfrey a liar. Godfrey drew a 38
calibre pistol and fired one shot at
Jones. The ball entered Jones' left
breast and plowed to the- heart, and
in a minute or more the man was
Godfrey is an Irishman who has
lived in Spartanburg for a number of
years. He is an aged citizen, and of
frail feeble frame and ill health.
He is a skilled workman. He - and
Jones have been at outs for a long
time and had held no verbal conversa
tion with each other.
Godfrey, it is said, claims that
Jones cut the grape vines in his (God
frey's) garden, causing them to die.
This was the cause for the shooting
down of an unarmed map on his own
premises. Jones was a quiet, honesl,
industrous citizen and was a blsk
smith, wo)dworkman and machinist.
He was running a shop of his own at
the time he was killed. Godfrey had
no statement for the press.
BOLD BAIK RORRRRY.
The Bandits Secure Between Five
and Ten Thousapid Dollars.
A band of masked robbers rode Into
the village of Gilbertsville, . Y., at
3, o'clock Wednesday morning, blew
open the modern and supposedly bur
glar proof safe in the private bank of
E. 0. Brewer, and made good their
escape with booty estimated at- be
tween $5,000 and $10,000. When the
startled villagers were awakened by
the muffied roar of the explosion and
had been halted by the pistol fite of
the retreating bandits, they found
that the robbers had completely Isola
ted Gilbe'rtsville from the outside
world by cutting all the telegraph and
telephone wires. Effjrts to communi
cate with neighboring towns were fn
tile. The bold attack rivals In the de
tails of its thoroughness, Its daring
and Its success the exploits of the
most notorious bandits of the western
It is believed there were five men In
the band. That all were heavily arm
ed was shown by the freq-lency of their
fire when the villagers arrived near
the bank. The men first pried open
the front door of the bank. Not. a
light glimmered In the village, and
they evidently set about their work
leisurely. T wo holes were drilled into
the heavy steei doors of the newly In
stalled safe, and Into these the explo
sive, believed to have been nitrogly
cerine, was inserted. The explosion
which followed wholly wreckedl the
safe and shattered every window in
the bank building. The robbers hasti
ly gathered up all the money exposed
by the explosion and started on a run
just as the first of the awakened vil
lagers reached the scene. Other resi
dents quickly came up, but In the
meantime the inyaders were making
good their escape, firing as they went.
The bodies of E. B. Shaw and his
wife, who he married in Piladelphia
five years ago, were found in a field
near Blackpool, England, where the
dead couple lived. Both had been
shot and there was a pistol beside the
bodies. The tragedy unfolds a pitiful
stury. After five years of happy mar
riage, It is alleged, Shaw discovered a
fortnight ago that his wife was in
volved in an intrigue two years before
her marriage. According to the story,
he taxed her with the offence, and as
a result of her admissions he told her
to prepare immediately to sail for
America, leaving their children at
Blackpool. They started on Tuesday,
seemingly reconciled; but Shaw's
mother was suspicious and caused
neighbors to follow them. Shots were
heard and the bodies were discovered.
Each was shot through the mouth,
the indications being that It was by
mutual agreement, the woman having
carefully removed her hat and placed
it beside her husband's on the grass.
A double ticket for New York by the
steamer Majestic was found In Snaw's
Robbery and Murder.
At New York the body of Marie
Dacci, forty-five years old, was found
dead in a room of her apartment at
54th street Wednesday morning with
a handkerchief stuffed down her
throat. The woman was evidently
strangled for the purpose of iobbery.
The police are looking for two men
who, it Is said by her daughter, visit
ed her mother Tuesday. The woman
was separated from her husband..