Newspaper Page Text
? uuNiung EimutM
VOL. XIV. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1905. NO. 85.
WAGES OF SIN.
A Florida Man Kills Himself in a
New York Hotel.
A WOM;N WITH HIM
The Man and Woman Eloped from De
land, Fla., and the Former, Becom
ing Ccascience Striken, Ended
His life by Taking Mor
phine. He Left Letters.
Herbert Leon Kepler, a book-keep
er whose home was in Deland, Fla.,
died in a r om in Sissen's hotel at
46th street and Sixth avenue, New
York, Thursday, from morphine
poisoning. With him at the time was
a woman who told the p-'lice that her
name was Mrs Dona Miller and that
she left Deland with Kopier two weeks
ago. Mrs. Miller said Kepler was the
son of a Deland physician and that he
left Florida suddenly because of some
trouble which he got into there. -
Mrs. Miller said she left her husband
to come with Kepler. She was detain
ed by the police. In the room in which
Kepler anA the woman occupied the
police found two small bottles. One
was flled with Morphine and the other
nearly empt) contained a trace of the
drug. Mrs. Miller told the p'lice that
Kepler had been despondent for sever
al days and had told her that unless
his father did something at once to fix
up the trouble at Deland he feared
something dreadful wculd happen.
When Mrs. Miller was arraigned in po
lice court she was remanded to the
custody of the coroner without exam
A note found in Kepler's room indi
cated that the man had deliberately
taken his life. It was addressed to his
nephew, Jonn Riymond, who is em
ployed in that city, and said: "Good
bye, Jack. I thank you for all you have
done. You know as well as I the reason
for this and wil forgive me. Again, I
thank you, and again I say a last good
bye. (Signed) Herbert." Raymond
told the pohce that his uncle at one
time was a prominent tennis player
and that he won the Eouthern cham
pionship several years ago.
Later Mrs. Miller told the coroner
that a portion of her story as she g ive
it to the police was untrue. She had
not lived with her husband in several
years, she said, and did not flee from
Deland with Kepler. She had been in
New York or vicinity for several years.
She also told the coroner that she had
been a witness il the William Hooper
Young murder case in that city sever
al years ago. She had lived in the
house with the murdered woman, she
said, and had first introduced her to
Mrs. Miller also said that lepler
left a letter a idressed to his father
and mother begging that he and Mrs.
Miller be not separated in tdeath and
that his parents and daughter forgive
him for his act. In view of this letter
the police believe that Kepler intend
ed tokllboth himself and the wo
*A LIlTLE Roma&kCE.
Sends for His Swee:hrart and Will
be Married Soon.
The Columbia R 'cord says the first
incident in the romance line to occur
in Commissioner Wats-n's experience
with his new department of imrmia
tion and sgrnculture will take the
form of a double wedding of Scotch
couples, the ceremony to be perform
ed in Commissioner Watson's tflice in
the capitol building within the next
week or ten days.
One of the happy groorrs-to-be is
.Tames Reid, a haudsome young fel
low whom Mr. Watson brought here
last Oattber and who inspired by the
bliss awaiting his successfully estab
lishing himself in this country has
been carving out a business sareer for
himself at Georgetown. Through ar
rangements naade with the depart
ment's agency in Glasgow Mr. Reid's
bride-to-be, Miss Schofid, sailed on
the l1th from Liverpool on the An
ohor liner "Columbia." She Is ex
pected to meet Mr Reid in Columbia
the latter part of this week.
Peter Buchan is so charmed with
the prospects of this cuntry that he
has determined to take a wife before
he has been here sixty days. He
came here in March from Gate Head,
Scotland, but beivg an expert dairy
man he readiiy found work on a farmr
right here In Rtc::land county. His
fiance sailed on the White Star liner
"Baltic" from Liverpool about the
same time that Miss Schofield started
out for happiness and a home, and
the two are expected here on the
same day or within a day or so of each
T. R. Tullos, formerly town mar.
shal of Pnlladelphla, Miss , and one o1
the most prominently connected young
men in Neshoba county, na commit
ted suicide by firing a bullet througi
his brain. After being married fo3
five months, dumestic troubles ari
~4.tgaeave arisen, and huand an'
wife agre~erto separate. A-s the wife'
effects were b~ing loaded on a wagor
preparatory to moving, Tullos weni
to her room and asked to kiss he
goodby. After doing so, he retire<
at once to t be rear of he house an<
fired the fatal shot.
IIaln In LoaCuiiana.
Last week a vessel brought 77
Italians from Palermo to New Or
leans. All but about 20 were permit
ted to land. Thu-se refused wer
af~icted with disease or did not mee
the requ-irements of the law in som
other particulars. Toe immigrant
were landed at New Orleans at th
suggestion of :he~ Italian ambassador
through wh-'m southern planter
made an app al for Italian laborers
They will be em ployed largely on th
plantatiorts of L. uisiana ar-d othe
A DRiNKIMi PLACE
Not Authorized in the Establishment
of seer Dispensaries.
Law Allows Pav by Royalty In Lieu
of Salary and Dispensers May
Bottle Their Beer.
Attorney General Gunter in a
lengthy opinion Wednesday answered
three questions propounded by the
State board of di'spensary directors
with regard to beer dispensaries, but
it is not thought that the board itself
will make an announcement until
The question whether the law al
lows pay by royalty in lieu of salary is
answered in the affirmative as is the
question as to whether beer dispen
sers may bottle their own beer.
The definition of "premises" is
lengthy and somewhat complicated,
but in brief it msy be said that the
opinion defines "premises" to be
whatever the county board designates
as "premises;'' i. other words the
opinion is all that the most fastidious
beer dispenser could desire. ,,
Says the opinion: "In regard to
your third request for a definition of
the word premises, it occurs in sec
tion 561 above quoted, Is fraught
with diffl.ulty, for It involves to a
great extent a question of fact, differ
ing in each particular case. From
such an examination as I have been
able to make of this subject in the
legal authorities, I am unable to lay
down a precise definition for in such
cases where the matter has been dis
cussed so much depends on the techni
cal statutes and circumstances the
reasoning is of but little aid here.
"From a perusal of the dispenzary
law it is manifest, however, in deter
minirg the limits of tte 'premises,'
recourse must be had to the action of
the county bcard of contr l, in sebct
ing a place for a dispener to operate.
"Section 565 directs: 'The county
board of control shall designate or
provide a suitable place in which to
sell the liquors,' and section 564,
authorizing the county board to ap
point a dispenser: Says 'every appointi
ment so made shall specify the ouild
ing, giving the street and number or
location in which intoxicating liquors
may be sold by virtue of the same.'
When the county board has designat
ed or provided 'a suitable place' in
which to sell liquors that 'suitable
place' becomes 'premises' on which
liquor can not te opened nor malt
"Were a provision of the nature di
rected to individuals, premises under
such circumstances would be limited
to some place ovet which such indi
vidual bad the legal right to exercise
authority or control. This rule ap
plies to the governmental agency hav
ing the selection and control of the
place where liquurs are sold and of
course, can not apply to places over
whica the couaty board has no au
thority. There is no law authorizing
the county board or any other officer
to provide a drinking place; if suen be
attempted it is without warrant oif
"It follows that 'premises' is such
a place as is provided by the county
board for the sale of liquors and over
which the State agencies have con
trol. This trust Is devolved upon
that body to be performed accrding
ly to the expressed meaning and pur
pose of the law."
V3TTXD XURDERESS DBAD.
Confined Over Fifty Year.. She
Claimed Royal Blood.
A dispatch from Newburn, N. Y.,
says Mrs. Henrietta Roainson, known
as "the veiled murderess," died at
the Matteawan state hospital Wed
nesday. She was convicted of the
murder of Timothy Lanagan and
Catherine Lubee in Troy in 1853.
During the trial she wore a heavy
veil. Judge Harris, before whom she
was tried, asked her to remove the
veil, but she reinsed, saying that she
would rather have any verdict pro
nounced thaai to remove It. Her
counsel, Martin I. Townsen, stated to
the court that he could not prevail on
her te remove It. Finally she drew
the veil for an instant and, smiling to
tejury, replaced it. She was sen
tenced to be hanged on June 10, 1853
Her sentence was after ward commu
ted. She was sent to the Auburn
state hospital for the insane in 1873
and later tranferre d to Matteawan.
Mrs. Robinson was 89 years old.
When, a few days ago, It was certain
she must die, the physicians at the
hospital endeavored to have ber re
veal her identity, which ehe had hii
den since her c mmitment. She re
fused, saying that sue had kept the
secret fo'r 50 years and might as well
let it die with her. Only once in her
long confinement did she ever reve al
anything about herself, and then she
told a pnysician that she came from
the English royal family. Then, as
if she nad forgotten herself, she re
fused to say anything further. She
has employed her time in recent years
in making lace, whicrh she wr~re.
Some time ago she made a set of false
teeth out of buttons and wore thema
large share of the time.
Invltations have been sent out fo:
Sthe annual commencement exercise;
iof Win~throp Normal and Industria:
'College at Rcck Hill, on June 4, 5,
rand 6. Fifty young w'men will re
Sceive their degrees. On Sunda:
morning, June 4, the sermon will b<
delivered before the Young Women'
Christian Association, and at nigh1
SRev. E. W. Smith, or Greensboro, N
.C., will preach the bacalaureate ser
-mon. On Monday the joint celebra
e tion of the literary societies and ar
t inspection of the buildings and de
e partments will take place. On Jun
s 6, the schedule provides for th
e alumnae reunion, address to th
,alumnae by Hon. E. D. Smith, o
s Sumter. "Daisy Chain Pro::ession,
. address to the graduating class b;
e Hon. M. Rt. Ansel, of Greenville, ani
r the award (of diplomas and certiti
HE KILLED FOUR.
A California Mad Man Tries To
SHOT BIMIELF ALSO.
Supposed to Be Crazed by Liquor, Wil
liam P. Robinson, Goes Forth With
a Winchester and a Pistol and
Starts Another Graveyard
in Sandiego, Cal.
At Sandiego, Cal., on Monday, Wil
liam P. Robinson, a house servant.
ran amuck killing four persons,
wounding two others and then killing
Mrs. Emma Stewart.
H. W. Chase.
W. P. R~binson.
Mrs. W. H. Doddridge.
W. H. Doddridge was injured by
falling out of a window.
At first Robinson was said to be
crazad by liquor, but later it was said
that he had threatened Doddridge for
an alleged attempt to have Robinson
shangnaied when he was a sailor. It
is said also that he had expressed a
dislike for the Stewarts.
About 8 o'clock Monday morning
Robinson lef t his house at the corner
of Fourth and A str ets and g >Ing to
the apirtments in te same building
ccupied by Mrs. Emma Sto wart, the
landlady, and her son, William, rap
ped for admission. Mrs. Stewart,
upon opening the door, was shot
brough the head by R.ubinson, who
had leveled a rifle Robinson then
entered the dining room where Stew
art, who bad been seated at breakfast,
was just rising from the tb'e. Rob
inson attacked him immeiately.
lunging a long knife into Stewart's
bo y close t) the heart and again into
the abdamen. At the second stab
Stewart sank to the floor with blood
S>uring from his body in a stream.
Robinson then returned to his room.
Reloading his rifle and leaving his
knife, he slipped a revolver into his
pocket. He tMen descended to the
first floor, one portion of which is
used as a carpenter shop by H. W.
Chase. Chase probably saw Robinson
enter, but paid no attention to him,
for Robinson approached close to him
and, suddenly throwing up his rifle,
tired. the bullet entering Chase's
breast close to the heart. Chase died
From the carpenter shop Robinson
proc eded on his bicycle down Fourth
street for several blocks through the
business section of the town with the
rifle still in his hand. He.went di
ectly to the house of W. H. Dod
ridge, internal revenue collector, on
he northeast corner of Second and H
streets. He left his wheel at the
urb and ran up the steps to the front
oor, carrying his revolver in one hand
ad his rifle in the other. In re
splise to his ring Harry Doddridge,
son of W. H. Doddridge, who is an
egineer at the Sandiego brewery,
pened the door.
Robinson fired his revolver and
young Doddridge sank to the floor
with a bullet just anave the heart.
Death followed ite!orz mred cal assis
ance could 're sum a ned. Mrs.
Doddridge, the y ung mran's mother,
earing the shot 2.nd p r nps wit
essing the trgv ran iscreaming
from the hous e Robibs ., hearing
the scream::, started threugu the
house after the wome~n. As s'e wasq
rossing the yard the crazel man
aught sight of her and fired, the bul
let striking her in the back. She fell
headlong upon her face in the yard.
W. H. Doddridge, who was in bed
on the second floor when the commo
tion began, jumped or fell out of the
window, breaking the bones of his
right hand and probably sustaining
internal injuries. Robinson searched
the house for more people. When he
came to the room just vacated by
Dodrdge he climbed upon the bed.
and placing his revolver t-> his temple
fired a bullet which tore off the to
of his head. There is no known rea
son for thinking there had been ill
feeling between Robinson and any of
nis victims. Collector Doddridge says
he never even saw or heard of Robin
Dcror Dies or Smal-pox
The N ewberry Observer says Dr.
c. Q. Hendrix, the most prominent
papiciana of Lexington, died oa
Saturday night with smallpox. H
must have been a man of rare ability,
judging from the tribute of the lcca
paer, though a man of "peculial
enaracteristiCs" and of "strong pre
Ndices." We infer from a remarn
made by the town board of healtnl, ii
the same paper, that the doctor Lat
not been vaccnated-this probabl3
being one evidence of his "strong pre
judies." The dictor's wife ani chil
dren also had the disease, but he wai
the brnly member of the fatz.lly wh<
died. "Mrs. Hendrix now being abl
to be up and about her househel;
work, and other mnembersof the fami
ly eing successfully vaccinated." W
-eer to this csse to empnas.ize tw
points: 1. That the smallpox nov
prevailing in the state is of a virulen
and dangerous type; 2. That vaccica
tion is the only sure protectio:
against this most loathsome and dan
To Save Son's Life.
Carl M. Spencer, a former truste<
employe of the Des Moines Nationa
bak, has been~ indicted on a charg
of emb. zzlement and alleged fraudu
lent entries. The amount of his shari
Sage does not exceed $5,000. Therei
a pathetic story in connection wit
SSpencer's confession, which he mid
fprior to the indictment. For man
years annually he had been taking a
Sinvalid son east for medical treal
Smet. He had been unable to mee
the expenses and to save the boy's li:
he toot money from hise mployers.
FOR HOLDING COTTO
The Plan for Southern Farmers to
Fix Its Price.
Letter From President Harvie Jor
dan As to the Plan for a Chain
of Cotton Warehouses.
One of the most important move
ments ever inaugurated in the South
is now rapidly taking form, and once
it is completed, the Southern farmer
and cotton grower will be able, for
the first time in history, to set his
own price upon his own commodities,
exclusive of the outside influences of
the Wall street "bull" and "bear."
This is the vast bonded warehouse
system, supported by the Southern
Cotton association. By this it is
hoped to erect -a fireproof warehouse
in every community in which 2,000
bales of cotton are marketed. In this
way the farmer may store his cotton
and borrow cheap money on the re
ceipts, holding the staple until the
price is high enough to warrant him
President Harvie Jordan, in a letter
given out Thursday, outlines the plan
of the movement as follows:
The time has come in the South
when our business men and farmers
must align themselv. s together for
mutual protection and safeguarding
tue great staple crop of this section of
the union. The cotton growers pro
duce the crop and prepare it for mar
ket and the sagacity and financial
support of our business men, bankers
and merchants are needed to aid in so
seling the crop as to make the staple
bring its full legitimate value.
One of the essential features in the
future handling of the cotton crop by
the producers is to provide adequai&
wareiouse- facilities in waic to Dtore
cotton and use it as a collateral to
bLdrrow cneap money unvil the owner
is prepared or.ready to sell it Tnebe
warehouses should be constructed in
every community where 2.000 cales or
more of cotton is marketed and should
be built, operited and controlled by
he farmers and business men in the
local communities A great many of
tnese warehoust-s will be built the.
year and the Southern 0- -tton associa
tion will be glad to furnish the latest
and most Improved plans and speci
fications issutd by the fi-e insurance
companies. Each wareh use should
be so constructed as to reduce the
cost of insurance and storage to a
minimum. In connection with the
warehouse proposition the Southern
Cotton association is also deeply inter
ested in the development of the Cot
ton Planters' Commission and Hold
ing company, which was organized
during the late New Orleans cotton
convention. This holding company,
if properly indorsed and subscribed to
by the farmers and business men of
the South, can soon develop into a
power of strength to protect the grow
ers against any of the schemes and
devices so often resorted to by certain
classes for. the purpose of depressing
the price of the staple. The stock of
this company has been fixed at the
par value of one dollar per share, so
as to place it within the reach of
every farmer in the South. The char
ter provides that no stockholder will
ever be lable for an amount greater
than his subscription. Every banker
in the South has this stock in hand for
sale, besides a large number of county
and state agents. It is hoped that
the stock to this company will be
rapidly subscribed to so that the peo
ple who grow the -cotton may be able
to build up a bulwark of safety be
tween themselves and the element
which has so long been engaged in de
pressing the cotton market.
The association will be glad to fur
nish detailed information with refer
ence to these two important adjuncts
of the association's work to all par
ties interested. The farmers have al
ready whipped the fight as to reduc
tion of cotton acreage and use of
guano under cotton for 1905. Now
let the people get me~r together and
continue the figut for their emancipa
tion from the dominating infiuences
of the speculators.
President Southern Cotton Associa
Bryan in 'he Pulpit.
W. J. Bryan filled the pulpit of a
Methodist church ::Lincoln, Neb ,
recently. A very la.:,e crowd was in
attendance. He took up the S.armon
on the Mount, with his text the
words: "Blessed are the pure in
heart, for they shall see G;d." He
declared his beliAf that religion c--n
sisted more in ki .,dness to and cousia
eration for fellow moo, mor-e in char
ity for others a'd in personal purity
than in d. gma, cer' m;ny or creed.
He depored t:.e teodeocv to migh-r
criticismn of the Sediptures and rej'c
tion of parrs of Ir. because one could
not understand. H.. declared that he
found daily more mistories in life
thian were b und up within the coy.
-rs of ther Bible. He believed tr.e
I igher wisd su 1lay in accepting tui
good we u?,derstand, and hope for na'
derstandineg later of that we don't.
He insisted that no man could corn
mand real saccess in the world unl-s
he possossed an ideal, nor c nld he b:
of real value to the w'cld so long at
s-1isbness and low conceptions of hi:
duty to himself and others domlaateu
his life ann c nduct..
- N--r Had Any.
~Prrsident Hr.dzey or Y.. e Univerit:
was one of the spear ers at the dinne
of the Cnohill Alumni, or New Yor]
cioty. Dr Hacley told a sto'ry of
-little boy whose mother 'adi died an<
whose father had married again, hav
ing uwo sons by the second wife. ''
had a mother and I've got a step
m ~other," said the boy, "but Billy ani
IHarry, all they've got is a stepmother
eThey never had any m-'ther."
The~ Last Survivor.
The body of Hiram Cronk, the las
survivor of the war of 1812 was cat
bied to New York from Boonville
Sand laid away in the Cypress Hill
ycemetery with full military honors
SAccompanying the body were Crock
three surviving sons and one daughte
:-Philander Oronk, aged 81, Wilhian
eaged 82, John, aged 66 and Mrs. Sara
RnBaw.y aged 71.
KILLED BY BOMB.
A Would-Be Assassin Dies by Its
ON HIS OWN PERSON.
Two Detectives Were Also Blown to
Atoms and Twenty-three People
Were Hurt. The Man Was
Carrying the Bomb to Use
on Another Man.
A dispatch from Warsaw, Russian
Poland, says a workman who was try
ing to avoid the observatin of two
detectivzs on Miodowa street at noon
Friday stumbled on the curb of the
sidewalk and a b mb which he was
carrying in his pocket exploded killir.g
the workman and b)th detectives and
wounding 23 persons. It is bel etl
the borub was intended for Gov. Gen.
Maximovitch, who was expected to
pass the spAt on his way from the ca
thedral, where he was attending r e
service in honor of the czar's birth
The bodies of the victims were lit.
erally blown to pieers. A cafe near
the scene of the explosion was entirely
demolisbed, all the windows in the
neighborhood were smashed and a
lamp post was torn out of the groun.
The number injured by the explosion
includes three women, one student
and two school boys. One of the lat
ter is detained at the police station,
iaving been noticed warning people
again;6 going Into Miod :wa street
Tne min w'o was crr.>i-g the bomb
nas been identified as a Polish shoe
maker named Dobrowolki, a member
of the violent section of the Socialists.
Many arrests have been made since
the explosion and the plice are busy
making domiciliary searches.
The authorities are convinced that
the bomb was intended for the gover
nor general. He was attending tho
services at the cathedral, which is
rituated at the corner of Duga and
Miodowa streets, a few yards from the
scene of the explosion. All the high
officials and members of Russian so
ciety there also was present. The gov
ernor general had recently been thr at
ened with a bomb attack particularly
since the May day disturbance. The
police accordingly exercise the great
est vigilance whenever he leaves the
castle. After the officials had ente -ed
the cathedral detectives observed a
poorly dressed man loitering on Mio
dowa street. When the man saw the
detectives he ran towards the entrance
of a confectioner's store, when he eith
er tripped or threw the bomb back
wards at the detectives.
The explosion occurred only a min
ute before the people commenced to
pour out of the cathedral.
Three minutes later the governor
general would hare passed the spot.
Cossacks who were hastily summoned
soon cleared the streets and the gov
ernor general drove by another route
to the castle. Friday's outrage is the
sixth of similar character in Warsaw
since the January dIsturbances. The
editors of Polish papers there have de
cided to publish, if the censor will
permit it, strong articles denouncing
such attacks. It is stated that Gov.
Gen. Maximr.vitcha recently received
an annoymous letter threatening that
as he had allowed men, women and
children to be sn->t down on May day,
so he would be killed with his wife
and children, the writer adding that
even remaining within the castle
would not save them from that fate.
Dragged to Deat~h.
A dispatcn from Johnston to The
State says Mr. Jeter W. Crim was
killed Taursday af ternou in a pecu
liarly horrible manner. Mr. Crim had
been out plowir g and about sundown
started home from the field, riding
the horse, sitting sideways. In some
way the horse bolted, and Mr. Crim's
feet became entangled in the harness
He was dragged for a quarter of a
mile, with the horse going at full
speed. When the horse was stopped,
nearly at Mr. Orim's home, tbe unfor
tunate ma~n was still alive bat unable
t . speak and in tiat cond tion he liv
ed for ab mt 30 mmnut s. Mr Crim was
60 yt ars of age and was a C .nfederate
veteran. He w:as a farm-=r and semlor
member of the~ firm of Crim & Son.
The Oid Love Re-vived.
Miss May Story, of Thomson, and
Mr. L. L Harker, of M s.rietta, Gt.
were married at Tn. mpeon, Ga.,
Thursday. and created quite a ripple
of excitem nt from the f~set that the
engage*.nent of M:sSto~ry to a pro
mmnent y oung man of a neigbboring
t >wn had b .e-1 aooounced, tne *
ding to be solenozed mn Jun~e. All ar
rangements had been made for tai
wed :ing, which was to be tbe society
event of the seas-on rut it ar pesr.,
toat an old swee haurt app ared upon
tne scer e, with the~ r suit ovo ate-i
tioned. Tne newly married ciuple left
imme-1istelv for Marietta, Ga., where
tney will make there future nome.
Pa- aded Guilty.
L. P. Ohiiger, ex-president of the
clo'srd Woo-ter, 0 -io, national bank,
pleadedi guity oelore Juadge Taylor it
toe United States district cour:, Wed
nebday aftern on to a count in one oj
the indictments c .argmng himn witt
having issued a draft when there we
Sno funds in the back to meet it. Judg;
STaylor sentenced Ohliger to eigib
years' imprisonme3nt in the Ohio pan
-itentiary. Onliger is an ex congrew
[man, ex county treasurer, ptstmaster
-at Wooster under President Cleveland'
Sfirst administration and collector o
internal revenue at Cleveland durini
Cleveland's second administration.
Two Fisher Cars Caught.
tG. W. Streeter of Bolton, N. Y.
-caught in traps In the Bolton moun
tains recently two fisher cats, animal
srarely seen in this part of the country
The animals have heads which resen
sble that 'of a bear. They weighet
rabout ten pound; each. They posses
, a fine black fur, which is valuable
i Mr. Streeter says the animals ar
ferinon and wilnpt up a gnnod. fig'nt.
SHIPS THAT VANISH
Some Remarkable Mysteries and Se.
crets of the Great Ocean.
Fine Ships that Have Sailed Away
and Disappeared Forever
from the Sight of Men.
Londoi Tit Bits says there are few
things which are so fall of mystery,
or which makes such a powerful ap
peal to the imagination, as the stories
of ships that sail gallantly out to sea
and of which nothing is ever heard or
seen after the masts have dipped be
low the horizon. At pres2nt the pa
pers are full of the records of these
marine tragedies. Today, it is the
Claverdale, which lef6 Hong Kong on
November 23, for Vladivostok, and of
which no trace has been found for
over two months; yesterday it was the
Royalist, which cleared a few days
later from Singapore to Hong Kong,
and has never reached her destina
tion; the day before it was the Idum,
from Noway, which has vanished from
human view; and sn on, ;through the
long list of ships that have sailed and
Wbat are the secrets of these mys
terious vanisliings of stately ships
with their crews and cargoes? In
nineteen cases of twenty the sec-ets
lie with the bhips many fathoms deep,
and will perhaps naver leap to light.
ro this day no one knows what be.
came of the City of Glasgow, which
set her sails so gallantly in the Mer
sey half a century and more ago,
bound for Philadelphia, nor was she
seen again after the hills of Wales
were last to view.
The Burvie Castle left London some
years ago on a long voyage to Austra
lia. She should have made a final
1call at Ply mouth, but she never came
within sight of the Hoe, nor has hu
man eye ever seen her from the day
sne dropoed down the Channel It
was (-n May 10, 1854, that Lady Na.
g- nt spread her sails at Madras with
367 of the 25th Madras Light IWfant
ry and other passengers on board.
Her destination was Rangoon, but
half a century has gone, and neither
Rangoon nor any other port has
Nearly two years later the Collins
Liner, the Paclfic, dropped down the
Mersey with 180 souls on board. She
was accounted one of the stoutest and
swiftest vessels of her time-and so,
no doubt she was. But she went the
way the City of Glasgow had gone a
couple of years earlier, and for forty
nine years has been lying at the bot
tom of the sea-but where, none may
know till all secrets are revealed. The
trading vessel Atlantastarted, a.quar
ter of a century ago, for asheirt cruise
in Bermudan waters, and from that
day to this no one knows what be
eame of her and the 250 souls she car
On January 28, 1870, the City of
Boston sailed from Halifax for Eng
land, with 191 souls on board. She
was an Inman' Liner, a fine ship,
splendidly equipped and handled; but
she, too, was destined to vania from
the face of the waters.
The victim of another still remem
bered ocean mystery was the Presi
dent, a fine vessel which was expected
at Liverpool in March, 1841. March
passed and Liverpool saw nothing of
her. The long delay in her arrival
caused great anxiety, and the wildest
rumors began to be circulated. On
April 13 news came that her engines
and rudder had been disabled in heavy
weather and that she had put into
MIaderia for repairs, and there natu
rally followed a reaction from gloomy
forebodings to transports of joy. The
vessel was expected at Liverpool on a
certain day, and her arrival was
awaited by hundreds of people who
had friends aboard; but she never
came, and it was found that the story
of her arrival at Mr~eria was a heart
less hoax. All the time the ill-fated
v-essel was at the bottom of the sea.
On November 30, 1888, a large ves
sel was seen from the beach at Deal,
sailing toward the Goodwin Sands
Soe was a fair picture to look on, as
.he mtoved over the waters with her
stately spread of sails, But as the
eyes of the watchers follo~wed her she
was seen to pause, and within a few
seconds she vanished utterly from~
ttieir view. What caused this tragi
cally sudden disappearance of a slate
ly shi1p? That is an -ther of tne count
less si erets which the ocean has in it
j alous keeping.
At M-emohis, Tenn., to the accom
panimaeut of martial musac and in the
presence of thousaads of citizens ana
vi-irors .the . questriai bronze steue
*f Lieutenant General Nathan B.
Farress was unveiled Tuesday afrner
coon in the park that bears the Con
rederate general's name. Toe statue
is the work of the scuptor, Nietnaus.
It was cast in Paris. Little Mism
Bradley, a great grand daughter of
tne dead hero, pulled the silken cord
waich exposd to view the hand.'me
monum nc. The municipda offler
declar -d a half holiday and the city
.was crowde d with visitors.
Dlrowne~d of m Island.
The Charleston Post says J. Amot
Ke!:y, a painter employed on the hsis
or Palms by Contractor H. D. Schua,
che-r, was drowned Wednesday after
noo off the island. He left the
oe acni in a boat, which was over
curned by the waves in sight of the
I Lore, and the unfortunate painte:
sank wi-hout the possibility of helj
beirg rendered him. His body hal
n ot yet been rec .vered. Kelly witi
his wife ani child lived in the rear 0:
M~r. John D). Cappelmann's restience
200 Rutledge avenue. He was a mar
of kindly disposition and of gooi
tabs -enca d about 45 years old.
Gects Big Pay.
The Philadelphia Enquirer says tha
Nan Patterson was in this city todal
and signed a contract to appear on thi
stage of the Harlem Music hall, Nev
York, at a salary of $2,000 a week. I
is said she arrived here in the after
-noon and returned to Washingtoi
immediately after the negotiation
had been closed. Miss Patterson, I
is understood, was represented b;
IAttorney Daniel J O'Reilly. Accord
5ing to the Enquirer, she is to appea
in an act at the head of six othe
eIchorus girls. The length of the en
ogaement is not known..
DEEAXED SHE SAW THTE.
Spartanburg Woman Recovers Hei
Money that Was Scolen.
Skeptically inclined persons, Im
mersed in material affairs and alive
only only to the daily grind of life and
the gathering in of sheckels, place
little faith in dreams; but Mrs. Curtis
Wall of Arch street, Spartanburg,
whose husband is a well known con
tractor, attaches a deep signifizance
to her dreams, and has excellent rea
sons for doing so. Mrs. Wall is a rela
tive of Offcer Henry Dodd of the po
lice force, who related to a newspaper
man a dream and its sequel, which
will never be forgotten by the lady.
S.ver'al days ago there was $20 se
creted in a closet of Mr. Wall's house.
That night on retiring Mrs. Wall.
who bad placed the money away for
"a rainy day," dreamed that twice it
hai been stolen by a little negro boy
and the features of the thief were in
delibly stamped on her mind She
dreamed that this boy bad stolen a
ten dollar bill and a one dollar bill,
leaving four, of the sum total-20.
Friday morning she went to '.he house
of a negro man, not a great distance
off, and feeling so sure of the identity
of the thief of whom she dreamed,
she walked in and saw a little negro
boy about eight years of' age who fit
ted the picture and said, "I have
come for my money." It was quickly
forthcoming-the ten dollar note, five
dollar note and one dollar bill. On
account of the extreme youth of the
negio, he was not prosecuted. He
confEssed that he went to Mr. Wall's
one afternoon recently to buy milk,
when there was no one at home:
To Kil Her Husband And Go* Into
Oa May 3, at midnight, masked
men entered the home of Henry Black
shire, at Brookville, Calhoun county,
and shot him dead in the presence of
his wife and s'n. Wednesday night
Mrs. Blackshire is in the Calhoun
county jail. Her neighbor, Robsrt Me
Closky, is in the same prison and Louis
Hendricks is in the Parkersburg jail -
all charged with complicity in the mur
The arrest of Mrs. Blackshire Wed
nesday was brought about by the
statement of Hendricks. He said he
was at McClosky's home several days
before the murder and heard Mrs.
Blackshire offer McClcskey money to
kill her husband, and say that if he
refused she would get some one else
to do it. He says he told Mrs. Black
shire after the murder what he heard,
and she ofiered to give him $100 as
soon as she collected her husband's
life insurance if he would leave town.
He and MeCloskey left together the
day following the murder and remain
ed near Parkersburg till McCloskey re
turn to Brookville on Sunday to get
his pay and while there he was placed
in jail. . During their absence Mrs
Blackshlre. attemuted to collect the
insurance, amounting to $1,000. Pub
lic sentiment was so outraged over the
reports of her complicity that she was
threatened with lynching, but no at
tempt was made to wreak 'vengeance
on her. McCloskey admits being at
the house at the time of the murder
and also says Mrs. Blackshire wanted
her husband out of the way, but
charges Hendricks with the murder.
Secretary Taft appointed Major
General Lunsford L. Lomax, of Vir
ginia, a member of the Gettysburg
battlefield park commision, to fill the
vacancy caused by the doath of Major
W. M4. Robins, of North Carolina, one
of the Confederate commissioners.
With the single exception of Maj 'i
General Robert F. Hake, of North
Carolina General Lomax is the senico
.ficer of the survivors of the Army of
Northern Virginia. He was born In
Roode Island, but established his le
gal residence in Virginia at an early
age. He was graduated from the Mil
Ir ary Academy and before the outbreak
of the civ11 war was first lieutenant of
cavalry in the United States army and
commanded the escort of Presiden1
Lincoln, at the latter's first inaugura
tion. Soon af terwards he resigned fron
the army and cast~ his lot with thi
Confederacy. In April, 1892. he wa!
appointed a compiler of the office 03
war recorrds, war department, and haa
coninued in clerical duty in the wa1
department ever since.
Sentenced to Death.
On Friday at Chicago Johann Hoch
who ny his own confession is a polyga
mist, and who is carged by the polic'
with ha.ving married at least 40 wn
men in the last 15 years, was fount
guilty by a jury of murdering the nex
to his last wife, Marie Welcker Hoeb
and the death sentence was recoin
mended by the jury. Hoch had beer
married to Mrs. Welcker only a shor
time when she took suddenly sick an<
died. He then formed an alliance wit-]
the sister of the dead woman and se
curing the sister's money fled fron
Chicago. This Mrs. Hoco told the po
lice that Hocl1 had poisoned her siste
and a search for Hoch was begun. H
was found two weeks later in Nes
York and brought back to Chicag
and confronted by several allege
wives. During the trial expert testi
mony was offered by the State tha
Hoch had poisoned the woman by ad
A Sad AfrAir.
At Yoakumn, Texas, El. S. Mason,
prominent business man, was snot an
killed by M. A. and P. A. Newman
brothers, who were concealed in th
Lane hotel and who used rifles. Ma
son, it is said feared trouble, but ha
adopted the policy of going about i
his shirt sleeves to show that he wa
unarmed. Several days ago Mi~
Lillian Newman, about 28 years C
age died at Range, and shortly there
after Dr. J. M. Boyd, a highly re
speced physician, was bound over i
- 5,000 bond to answer a charge C
malpractice in connection witht
young womans death.
Water After Exercise Fatal.
-At Lancaster, N. Y., Dr. A.
Martin,- aged for-eight, died this es
ening from neuralgia of the heart
produced by drinking large quantil
nf water after violent exercise.
Confessed to by a Negro Who Is
Now in Jail.
For Some of the Crimes He Says He
Committed. He Claims to Have As.
saulted a Young Woman in
Virginia for Which Another
Man Was Lynched.
In . letter to the police authorities
of Chester, W. Va., a man signing
himself "A. Johnson," and caiming
to be a partner of Henry Williams,
who was recently executed in Boa
noke, Va., has confessed to five mur
ders and numerous robberies.
His reasons for writing are that
other men have suffered for his crimes
and his conscience troubles him. He
says he has been converted. The
dates and manner In which the dif
ferent crimes were committed as fur
nished In Johnson's letter are more
complete than the police records, and -
the authorities believe its authentic
According to Jobnson he killed, a
woman at Chester, W. Va., two
Italians at Uniontown, Pa., a man at
Hyndman, Pa., and a woman at Mar
tin's Ferry, Ohio. He also claims to
have assaulted a woman at Staunton,
Vz., for which crime, he says, an
other man was lynched.
TELLS CONFLICTING TALES.
A dispatch from Cincinnati, Ohio,
says Albert Johnson, colored, was ar
rested in Newport, Ky., Thursday for
sending threatening letters thpugh
the mails. The officers express -the
belief that he is the same man whd
wrote to the Chester, W. Va., chief
of police, confessing various crimes
for which other mew had been or were
about to be punished. . A postal card
to James Mooar, son. of Capt. Luke
Mooar, threatening him- with death
was turned over to the United States
postal authorities and led to Johnson's
arrest. Johnson acknowledged writ
ing the postal and was then asked:
"Did you write that letter to the
Chester, W. Va., chief of police?"
"Yes, sir, I did and every word in
that letter is true," he responded.
"Why do you make these voluntary
"Because I am now converted and
I intend to lead a better life."
"I had three other men spottedtto
kill in Cleveland, but since my con
version I have abandoned that Idea.
I informed the men that they had
close calls for their lives and thought
religion was all that hadsaved them."
Later Johnson retracted his state
ment that he had killed five persons.
"I have been bad," he said, "but I
never killed any one and don't know
anything about that letter."
Johnson's- -record In Newport In
cludes an attempt to kill Amos Phil
lips by shooting, but Johnson claims
that he acted in self-defense.
Our Pension Ist.
The Columbia Record seems to
think that South Carolina newspapers
can not afford to criticiseether States
for abuse of the pension law, when we
have so much of the evil here at
home. The Becord says the State
board has found hundreds of nam
on the list which ought not to be
there. Tnis is not meant as an attack
on the old soldiers, because they are
entitled to all the State feel justified
mn paying, yet in almost every county
men who never shouldered a musket
and who never heard the sound of a
battle are living on the money which
should go to those who fought for the
South. All of nas can doubtless point
to some particular case of grafting.
"If the newspapers," says The Be
cord, "by publishing the county lists
are instrumental in having the names
of those not entitled to pensions
stricken off they will In some measure
perform a duty to the public and to
thle Confederate soldiers."
Urushed to Death.
A special dispatch froaa Calquit,
Ga., to the Atlanta Constitution says
.nas while Dr. P. E. Wilkin and Miss
Jennie Eagerton were out horseback
riding Monday afternoon they met two.
four-horse wagons loaded with spirits
of turpentine. In attempting to pass
the first wagon the horse Miss Eager
ton was riding became frigntened and
the mules became unmnanageable, the
result was that Miss Eaigerton fell
under the wagon and was crushed to
death. The horse that Dr. Wlkin was
riding was so mangled that It was kill
ed. Dr. Wilkin was slightly hurt. Miss
Eagerton was the adopted daughter
of Mrs. Floyd. The body wilbe in
terred In the family burying grounds
near Brinson, G.a. A party of young
people will escort the body to its last
As thecelm~taxt unof hard luck,
Joseph S. McBryde, a well known citi
zn of Columbus, Ga., lost his only
foot Wednesday. He was alighting
from his delivery wagon, carrying a
shotgun. He has an artificial limb
and it became entangled In the gun,
cusng the discharge of the weapon.
A hole about~ the size of a dollar was
blown through his rIght foot and the ,
doctor afterwards found amputation
necessary, so McBryde is now minus
both his feet. N~ot very long ago his
home was burned. A few years ago
Sfire destroyed his boiler works and
iron works on Seventh street. Be
cently ho lost a fine horse.
A Good Law.
fThe "whipping post law" for wife
beaters went into effect Thursday In
the State of Oregon. Tae law provid
es that a man convicted of wife beat
lg may be punished with whipping,
ntexceeding 20 lashes, but this is
only an additional punishmenit as the
old punishment by fine or Imprison
ment isastillin effect under the new