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VOL, XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1905. NO. b.
SHOT TO DEATH.
A Young Man Killed by Another
at Union Station.
RAD BEEN FRIENDS
A Seemingly Playful Affair Ends in a
Tragedy, Both the Men Were
From Leesville, and Were
Good Friends Before the
The Columbia State says James
Trotter, a young unmarried farmer of
the Leesville sect'on was shot through
the heart at the Union station in that
city at 4.15 o'clock Thursday after
noon by Wilmer Mitchell, about the
same age and also of Leesviile, the
two being fast friends. Dr. Smith of
Wards, who happened to be present
at the time of the tragedy, pronounc
ed life extinct in the wounded man in
less than ten minutes, death result
ing from an internal hemorrage.
The weapon used was a 38 calibre;
the bullet entering straight from the
front. Trotter had been drinking,
but the arresting oteicers say Mitchell
was perfectly sober. H- go.ve as an
excuse for the shooting t.L t Trotter
continued to slap his fVce, 'ter he
had several times warned Lo= to quit
and after walking away fr.m him
E, e witnesses say the two m n ap
peared to be jcsting, Trotter s aking
at Mitchell in play, as the two were
waiting for a train home. A wcmtn
relative was the first to Trotter's
Mitchell gave himsel' -p promptly
to a plain clothes m , .: was car
ried to jail in the hurry u.. wagon.
He appeared to be not the 1.a t dis
concerted. His family is ab, uG the
most prominent and influential in
ieesville. Hc Is the son of M:-.
Crowell Mitchell of that place. Trot
ter was unarmed, Both bear good
The killrg occurred in the presence
of a large number of peop!e, the sta
tion being crowded inside. on the ver
andas, in front and under the sheds
downstairs. The shot was fired on
the veranda cverlookirg the shed
Immediately in front of the colored
waiting room. Perhaps two thousand
people were at the station walting for
special or regular traits home.
Young Trotter was a cusin of Al
derman D. I Trotter of this city.
The ir quest will be held at the un
dertaking establiabinent of Fander
burk and Matteson at 10 o'clock this
morning. Those who saw che shoot
lngand who were summoned as wit
nee are:: Dr. W. B. Bates, John
McCuller, &. J. Brown, Willie Ballard
George Fann, W hie -mith, George
Etheredge and orners may be called
upon to testify
onliy a Vow
Five trainmen were killed at Seaton
Ill, when a heavy double header
freight train on the Iowa Central
Railroad struck a cw, says the Chi
cago Inter Ocean. The kcc imotives
and eleven freight cars loaded with
grain aud lumber, were piled In a heap
beside the track. A cow was lying
on the ties between the rails and was
bidden from view by other c-.ttle
standing about it. As the sound of
the whistle of the approaching train
the standing cattle scampered away
but the forward locomot~ive struck
the cow lying down. The animal wa=
crushed under the wheels of the pltot
truck and rolled along the sies ftr a
hundred feet. Its blood made the
rails slippery and pieces of bone threw
the front lccomnotive f rom the track.
The derailed locomotive rolled down
an embankment, drawing the second
locomotive into the ditch, where the
two machines piled up, crushing the
engineers and the firemen.
Negro Patanly shot.
-The Columbia R c rd says Eugene
~ikins, colored, was shot and prct
abyfatally wounded Thusdav morn
Sby Dave Elama, ah-o colored. The
a~ir occurred at a house, 1405 Lin
~nstreet, occupied by Dr. Darhamn,
dored, who was not present at the
gine. The twc negroes are relatives
of7 the doctor, and were on a visit to
hiin. Both are from E !gefield, having
come to the city Tuesday. Exactly
what led to the sho.>ting is not clear.
The two men were in a room in the
house, and were drinking. A white
man named Holland, also appears to
have been about. The first known of
the affir was when Simkins was seen
to come out of the house, go fato an
alley running from the street and fall.
To those who saw him and went to
his alsistance he said that Elam had
shot him, though he did not think he
intended to. Tae two were in the
room. A nistol was there and Elam
either intentionally or foolishly took
it up, pointed at his companion say
ing he was going to shoot. He did
and immediately fired. The bullet
struck Sfikins on the neck and pass
ed through, lodging in the back.
At Madrid, Spain, a naval ofncer
named O'.medo 'who manifested evi
dences of insanity lately, has been re
moved to an asylum. Omedo was
attempting to raise a great military
force to invade the United States.
Olmedo served aboard the c u'.se2
Oquendo lost in trce battle of SantigC
and it is believed his mind was unbal
anced at that time.
Used Mail Bags.
The Belgian government discoverec
some time ago that the leather bags
used for the mails in the Congo Free
State were- otten stolen. Investiga
tion proved that natives in the posta]
service took themn, cut the bottom:
and gave them to their 'wives to bc
worn as clothing.
A steam launch containing tel
Philadelphians collided in the Dele
ware on Sunday with a barge and war
sunk, seven of the party being
AGAIN UNDER FIR
Charged That Tstimate Was Held Up
for Two Hours.
For the Bene fit of New York Specu
lacors. Director North Is
sues Ewphatic Denial.
The census bureau Issued a bulletin
Wednesday placing the cotton ginned
in the Uoited States up to October 18
at 4 940,728 bales, round bales being
counted as half bales. The statement
Is based on reports made oy the bu
reau's special agents in the field.
No estimate is made of the total
crop for the year, but figures are given
out. cancerning crops of former years.
These figures show that up to this date
in 1904, the product of the gins had
reached a total of 6,417 891 bales, out
of a total of 13 693.279 bales for the
you. In 19P3, the total prcduction
was 10,045.615 bales and the ginning
output up to Otober 25. 3,7N6 248;
1902 the total was 10,827 168 and theP
output to OatCber 25, was 5,683,0U6
Today's report covered 26,374 ginner
les and the statements upon which it
was prepared were supplied by tele
graph by 702 special agents in the
field, most of them representing one
The fact that the bulletin was not
issued until 2 o'clock, two hours after
the usual time, caused some complaint
frcm brokers in different cities, and
some of these which reac'hed the bu
reau before the docunent was given
to the public, were of a sensational
character. Tney are summarized in
the following from Secretary Hester,
of the New Orleaus Cotton Erchange:
Naw Orleans, O:t. 25, 1905.
Hon. S. N. D. North, D.rector of
the Census. Washington, D. C. Much
dizappointment and dissatisfaction
here at delay in Issuing inners' re
port to 2 p. m. Beache & company,
of New York, wire Heyward, Vick &
Clark, of New Orleans, as followh:
"David Miller has just made the
statement to the t ffect that the gin
ners' report has been delayed from 12
'clock to 2 o'clock, so as to allow more
ime to certain parties to sell cotton
and says he will stand by the above."
One rumor here is that the report
will show, counting round bales as half
bales being, 6,100,000. All kinds of
rumors are being spread and parties
are selling the market down, under
susp!cion of somethirg wrong in your
bureau. I send this because I think
it proper you should know it. David
Miller, referred to, was the receive
of Sally & Company, and is a pro:ni
ent memoer of the New York Catton
H G. HESTER
To this Director No t'i replied:
Washirgton, D. C. Oct. 25
Henry G. Hester, Secretary, New
rleans Cotton Exchange, New Or
legram receivad. Nobody in this
office knows even approximately at the
moment how many bales ginned the
report will show. The men engaged
4n compiling it are lcked up and the I
oor guarded on the outside. More
han half of the telegraphic reports
rom country agents were received this
orning and their compilation prior
o 2 o'clcck was a physical impossibili
This telegram was for warded befort
the bulletin was given out and af:,er
t was Issued, it was stated tba
ome of the report from some of th'
aents were not received until 10
inutes bafoie 2 'clocwk.
The ginning produost for the present
ear to date by states is as follow:
Alabama, 641,133 bales; Arkansas,.
17,511; Florida, 38,007; Georgia, 1,
58,67; Indian Territory, 79,222;
Knuky, 177,000; Louisiana, 141,
780, Mississippi, 311.472; Misesnuri,
8,575; North Carolina, 325,298; Odia
oma, 95 280; South Carolina, 639,
974; Tennessee, 62,625; Tens, 1,417,
456; Virginia, 4,051.
Inspuotors R eports.
Dispensary inspectors hereafter ac
>rdng to an order issued by Commis
ioner Tatum a short time ago, must
e prepared to swear to the accuracy
f their report on each dispensary
hecked up. This order is the result|
f the discovery that many shortages
ccur by the use cf dummies or half
mpty cases that have been checked
y nspectors as full cases. Mr. Ta
un said to day that after the short
age in Charleston and a recent one in
town in the upper part of the state
e was convixc.d that the inspecticn
eretofore has seen to perfunctory. He
11coered that cases supposed to be
rull could conitain only one half the
number of bottles or be entirely empty.
This happened some time ago with a
dispenser in Fairdield county. All in
spectrs ware then notified that every
box must be inspected and the inspec
tor absolutely satisfied that the seals
had not been broken.
Burned in a Rotel.
At Hot Spring, Ark., six bod'es
were taken on Thursday from the
ruins of the Railroad Hotel: corner of
E.oa and Olive streets, which was
gutted by fire. T wo are unidentified,
charred beyond recognition. The dead
are: Harry Bradley, a waitet; E-lward
Snyder, a porter; Mrs. Mack, a musi
can; A. L. Mann a railroad condiu
tor, believed to be from Denver, Col.,
and the two unknown men. There
may be other bodies in the ruins. The
hotel was a two story frame building,
contaIning thirty rooms, all but one
of which were occupied by from one
to four persons. It was patronizsd by
invalids and cripple?, who were under
treatment. The fire is oelieved t2 bave
'been causzd by an exploding lamp.
IThere was only one narrow exit, that
being a stairway, and d&zeni were
compelled to jump from the second
story. One man, Fred 0 verson, of
Hot Springs, was probably fatally in
jured. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Now cames Dr. Valentine Malpasse,
of Paris, who says it Is dar gerous tc
shake hands on account of microbes.
Oaly the other day another celebrated
physician announced that kissing Is
dangerous for the same reason. If
these scientific doctors dent let up
they will destroy all the pleasu. e of
courtship. Just think of courting a
good looking girl with kissing and
playin hands eliminated!
TALE OF THE SEA.
Details of Wreck of Schooner
Van Name and King.
On the Third Day of October and
Was Wrecked Two Days Later Off
Cape Lookout. Two Sailors,
Who Were Saved, Tell a
ClInging to a piece cf wreckage
with the fast failing strength of their
weakened bodies which had known
a nourishment for five days, their
throats aflame with a thirst of fire,
4heir burning eyes blinded by the salt
n' the sea, and their minds torturcd
uy the memories of the self destruc
tion of their hunger madder.ed sh: El
mates, William Thomas, ag-d 29
and William E. Warkier, also 29. both
c3lnred and members of the c:ew of
,he three mssed sohooner V snamt
and King, were picked up cff COp.
Lookout, after being five days a rift
on a raft, by the Stillman F. K-dly, a
shooner which arrived at Boston
soure days after being wrecked.
Tae Boston Globe says such a tale
as these men told is unptrelleled in
fiction. "No sturdier craft had clear
ed the pt f Charleston that day
and no ;:p:.ir crew had set sail with
prcspects of a brighter voyage than
when the Vanname and King; Capt.
Wlliam A. Maxwell, lumber loaded
and bound for New York, hoisted her
anvan to the fresh blowing brecz, on
Tuesday, Otober 3, and headcd
The schooner was, speeding along
mnder full sail when on Taursday
morning, Otober 5, the first signs of
an approaching storm were noticed.
Next day at daylight it looked pretty
biaek. blacker than a sailor likes to
see it, and there was an uncomforla
yie feeling among the cficers and
men which none trlcd to conceal.
"Brirg her down to short sail," the
,aptain bellowed, and this was done.
L noise like the turstiug of a tuze
;oda tank fell upon their ears with
ihe splash of a tremendous wave.
"To the pumps, all hands, and
tulckly toe ' The voice of the cap
Wan was drowned in the tumult of
ind a-d water, but each man under
ood and ju mped to his post.
The struggle was uneasing unti
:he craft was caught in the trough of
he sea, and hove on h8r beam. ends
re life boats were swept away
hough they had never been.
No word of command was needed
or these men for each made for a
told on the "wather side," that part
which was out of the water. The
trips of the eight pairs of stout har ds
were nothing in the face of the gale,
'or the next wave loosened every
nan's hold and swept one poor fellow,
~Villiam Grizz'Jl, into the fiocd.
"Here's my knife,'' said the cap
ain, 'lcut yourself a rope from the
aiards and make yourself fast to
igging. It was with difficulty that
he shiny, bit of steel was handed
rom man to man, but no cue faltered
ad each cut himself a line and lashed
imself to-the stanch spars.
Night came and went, and not a
nan dared loose his hcld. Pra.yers
ad curses, grim jokes and tender
words of encouragement, bat no o:. e
stirred. That afternoon when hol e
ad vanished from every heart, thui e
~ame another wave bigger and~ greater
~han all others, and the scheconer was
lashed to pieces.
The lumber that had filled the craft
lated, and made support for the
nen, but only one portion of the deck
aout 10 feet square, was really
nough for a raf t. Onie of the sailors,
Alfred Arthur, hose leg had been
roken in three places, had thrown.
imself upon this, and for four hours
the others floundered about in the
ater u ati they finally reached his
Then came the voyage of slekening
error, the maniscal demands for
ater and food from those whose
inds had left them under its terri
ble strain; the groundless hopes of
men who could not believe that their
lfe was to be taken from them.
"It was awful, awful" said Warner
as he looked across the mess table to
lhomas, whose eyes answered with a
gleam that was half of sadness and
nat of well rem mbercd agony.
Bjt~h these men are the specimens
of the best type cf the British West
indies colored men. They are natives
of Antigus, British West Indies have
received a fair education, know how
o express themselves clearly and show
nat when in the full possession ~of
her faculties they are as husky as
the huskiest of sailors.
"The storm began," Warner con
tnud, "Thursday morning, but It
was Friday night that the schooner
began to leak so badly that all hands
"Tne captain called the engineer toI
him about 10 that night, and said,.
'You'll have to work the electric
pumps,' when the 8ngineer said, 'l's
no use cap'n; the engine room is fuli
"At midn~ght the captain decided
to run her fore the sea to ease up the
strain. We hadn't taken that course
long before the schooner was hove on
her beam ends. There wasn't any
thing to do but make for the weatnier
side and we all did.
"No sooner had we got there than
there came a wave which washed over
board one of the seamen, William
Grizz11. Then the captain told us
each to take his knife and cut a rope
and lash ourselves to the rigging.
We did and there we hung until the
next afternoon, I think we were afi
Cape L okout when first the hurricane
struck us and in all were floated 100
miles before they picked us up.
"Saturday, anid as near as I can
tigure it it was ahout 3 30 p. in., the
schooner started to break up and turn
urte. We had to get clear and swim
for cu r lives.
" A good dal of the lumber we ca.r
ricd and parts of the deck were flat
ing around. Alfrt d Arttur had bro
ken one of his legs in three places,
but bad made out to get onto a good
-:zed piece of the deck. I could see
him altho-gh the storm hadn't let up
a bit since it started.
"For four hours we were in the wa
ter. all trying to get to Arthur. We
did finally pull OUIS Ve3 onto a rt f:,,
you might call it that, only to find
poor Arthur dying.
"Toat night as he lay in the lap of
Thomas, Arthur brezthed his last.
He moaned for water until the end.
We kept the body with u for an hour
or so, but it mada us feel a good deal
worse atd then we felt that we ought
to lower it overboard. We didn't
have to, thoub, for another heavy
sea lifted it into the ocean for us.
"At noon Sunday it had calmed.
We began to feel a little brighter
then, for we csuId see some distance
away a four masted schooner and a
steamship going south and a bark
'Hail, for God's sake,' sild the
captain, and we all did our best.
" 'Tain't no use capn, said I, after
I had rhcuted till I could scarcely
opeak; 'they don't see us.'
" "No, no,' he yelled at me. 'Keep
a sharper lookout; they must see us'
I ook a look at his face. I could see
iu his eyes be was stark mad.
"Then the captain said, as he seiz -d
.ne with an awful grip on the arm,
'you must get some water, Warner.
'Aye aye, sir,' says 1, tu, I didn't
know where it was comlng from.
"I don't know whether the Lord
sent it not, bnt that minute a r Ain
cloud came j .st over head and a show
er descended. I held a son'wester to
catch what water we could ard got
enough for everybody to take a big
"That Sunday night the sea got
high again. The mate, E. A. Cnase,
who hada't said much all this time,
looked at all of us in a queer way,
then before we could raise a hand to
stop him: he plunged into the water.
There was a trail of sharks that I
could see all around u3, and I knew
that poor Chase fell into their ja&ws.
'We stood looking at the place
where Chase went down when the
captain turned to me in a strange
way and said, 'Warner you've got my
" 'N.), sir,' says I, as respectlfully
,s I could.
"Nonsense' says he. 'I want it. I
an see my father. He's calling me. I
must answer him. Quick, give me
"Poor men, his mind had left him
altogether. "See. Warner,' says he
'there's my father; he wants me, he's
holding out his arms for me to come
.o him. L -ok, look.' Then the
aptain j umpad overboard. God help
"We were all suffering the utmost
ortures that Sunday night when the
iteward, he was a colored man and I
on't know his name, jumped up and
outed, "There's land, I can see
"Poor fellow, his mind had gone,
oo. He talked all night and said we
were drifting out to sea when we
>ught to be making land. He said we
were crazy and didn't know what we
were doing. He shouted and called
il night. When the dawn broke the.
teward swore again that the land
was close by.
"'I'm a good swimmer,' said the
teward. P11 make it before any of
ou,' and over he jumped. That was
bout 4 o'clcck Monday morning. I
atched the water and I saw the lfe
reserver the steward had been wear
ng floatinug along. 1 was sure then
hat the slharks had got him.
"The cogieer-he was a German
md I neve -heard him called by name
-he was c lirious and called all the
ime for foud and wa';er. He wanted
o lie down, but Thomas and I kept
alking to him and sayicg, ' Be of
~ood ciieer, somebody will pick us up
"There he lay, his body becoming
oe rigid every minute. At 11
clock, as wdi as I can figuare, he died
"At daybreak Tuesday, 0 3tober 10,
t was calm, but there was nothing in
eight. Tnomas pulled a buckle off
his suspenders and made It into a
kind of book. He fished for a long
time and finally caught a couple of
ises, litile ones. He ate one and I
the other. They tasted pretty good,
but that was not much nourishment.
"Tacmas was beginning to weaken,
when I said: 'Let me tell you of a
dream I bed last night. I dreamed
that a lady came to me on a steam
boat and told me that we should both
be brought into New York safely. I
bad not finished when he saw the
Stillman F. K ely. I waved a; d
waved, and then I broke down and
red when I saw her answering our
signal. Poor Thomas was pretty far
gone. They had to lift him aboard
The Vanname and Ing was a
three-master, 160 5 feet long, 36.5
feet beam. 16 6 feet depth of hold net
tonnage 626 and gress tonnage 735.
She was built at Fair Haven, Conn.
in 1866, and owned by Vanname and
King, of New Haven, from which.
port she hailcd. She was valued at
A Litle Boy ille4d
The Colambia Record says Hilkon
Sims, a white boy about ten years old
was shot and instantly killed thismor
ing. A little negro boy, Hal Gor
dn about nine years old Is responsible
for his death. Young Sims, with
Ocar Forde and Alvin Sims about
the same age were In woods near
Benedict institute. They had with
them a single barrel shot gun. Some
of the boys bad sling shots, and they
all laid aside the gun and were shoot
ig at birds with their slings. While
they were engaged in this the little
negro came up and began handling
the gun, the other boys not noticing
him. Suddenly, the gun fired, and
shot from it penetrated young Sims
chet, striking the heart and killing
him instantly. The other boys imm
edatiy alcrmed the neighborhood,
but nothing could be done for the un
fortunate boy. It is presumed that
the killing was purely from careless
ness and ignorance on the part of the
little negro. The coroner was duly
nitd. The doad boy was the son
of Mr. Jack Sims, who is employed at
Southern railway shops, and who lives
in the earstern suburb; on the T wo
President Roosevelt in Danger
by the Collision of His
SHIP WITH ANOTHER
Although Inconvenienced by the Acci
dent and Delay the President was
Unmoved by the Mishap, and
Re. umed His Voyage
A dispatch from New Orleans says
at 11 o'clock Thurday evening,through
confusion of signals. the fruit steam
er Esparta collided with the light
house tender Magnolia, which was
conveying the President, Secretary
Laeb and Dr. Rixey to the cruider,
West Virginia. The rail and port
bow of the Magnolia were damaged
and two or three holes made in the
hull below the water line. No one
was hurt. The magnolia immediate
ly on being struck was besched, her
bow belag high and dry. After a
careful examination of the damage to
the vessel, it was evident there was
no danger and the president and his
party went to bed.
Maj Caighill of the United States
engineers was aboard the Msgnolia.
His ship, the Ivy, a sister ship of the
Magnolia, had preceeded the Magnol
Ia and was some distance ahead. A
boat was immediately put .ff for the
nearest telephone, about a mile and a
half away, and the order given to
head the Iyy c ff at Pilot station and
have her return for the president and
his party. The transfer was made at
3 o'clock Friday morning. The ves
sel got under way immediately and
the West Virginia was b~arded on
The fl:st news of the accident reach
ed New Orleans by telephone early
Fziday morning in an appeal for help
from Capt. Rse of the United Fruit
company's steamer Esparta, which
came from Nairn, La., near where
the accident occurred. His report gave
no details. The Magnolia left New Or.
leans at 6 30 Thursday night and the
Fparta was due to arrive Friday at
Chalmette. The weather was fine,
with comparatively little wind on the
river. Immediately upon the receipz
of the news communication was open
ed with tug owners here and the pow
erful tugs R Wilmot and B. D. Wood
left New Orleans shortly after 4 o'clock
Friday morning with orders to go at
full speed to the smene of th: accident.
Meantime, however, the president's
party had managed to get in commun
cation with the lower part of the
river where it was known ithat the
ighthouse tender I7y way lying. At
L o'clock the operator at Pilot Town
was rung up by Maj. Craigbill, the
overnment ergineer, with orders that
he Ivy should be sent to 60-mile point
with all possible speed. Thbe Ivy fin
nedately got under way and covered
he 40 miles in rapid time. Presidenm
>osevelt, Secretary Lo b and Surge- n
iey, wita their bagn e, we -e at
-mee transferred and the Ivy proceed
d down the river. At 8.15 the Ivy
assed Pilot Town on her way down,
ognalling that the president and party
were on board and that all were well.
The Ivy ret~ched the West Virginia
t 9 40 and the president at once
went aboard. -The lighthouse tender
vy returned from sea after putting
PresIdent Roosev lt on board and
stopped at Pilot Town. These aboard
reported that the Wst V -ginia bad
~aied at 10.05. They said that the
president.was in excellsnt spirits and
u'shaken by the accident. At the
time of the accident at 11 o'clock the
president, absolutely worn out by
his strenuous experience in New
Drleans, was fast aslet p. He had
turned in shortly af ter the vessel left
New 0:ieans. The two ships were
near the west shore when they came
In contact in an effort to avoid run
ning into each other. The prow of the
Eparta strack the Magnolia on the
It was not known to what extent
te Magnolia iiht nave been injared
and there was great natt in pushing
her ashore. Both vessels grounded
but the Esparta gotoff under her own
steam and was found not to have suf
fered any damage. The president
showed no excitemsnt when informed
of the extent of the disaster, though
e was somewhat annoyedi by the prob
ability of a delay because It was evi
dent that the Magnolia could not pro
ceed on the way. He dreSsed im~medi
ately and thoss cf his party hurriedly
made arrangements for his transfer to
the ivy, which was intercepted and
brought back to the scene of the acci
dent. Except for the loss of some
sleep, the president suffered nothing
by the co'lision. With the whole
party transferred to the Ivy, that ves
sel was speeded down the river, meet
ing with no further mishap.
The United Fruit Company, by
which the E sparta is chartered issued
the following statement Friday night:
"The Esparta sighted a vessel,
afterward found to be the Msignolia.
The Magnolia blew two whistles, sig
nifying her intention of passing to
starboard, which was answered by the
E sparta, which latter vessel continued
on up the river and at the time of
such signal was withinl 100 feet or the
west bank of the river. Abaut two
mInutes after the Magnolia blew the
arst signal, she blew one whistle, sig
niying her intention of changing her
curse and crossing to the inside of
the Esparta. The pilot of Esparta,
seeing the danger in such action, blew
whistles and also the danger signal of
three whistles, signifying the danger
of sucn a move on the pa.rt of the
MagnolIa, as the pilot of the E~parta
was aware of the fact that there was
not enough room between the vessel
and the bank of river for the Magno
lia to ptss, as he had taken his ship in
as close a's possible so as to leave plen
ty of room in the middle of the river
for the Magnolia, and had the Magno
lia adhered to her original signal and
intention of passing to starboard would
ave pae cear a the river was over
, halt mile wide at that point. Instead
of tbis, the Magnolia hauled to port
and the two vessels colldad. The Ei
parts struck the Magnolia on the port
side about 20 feet abaf* the boats and
crnsiderable damage was done the
TELPI-ZD AND YELL.
This is the Confession 'of Edward
;George Cunliff -.
Elward George Cunliffe, the Adams
Erpress . employe who disappeared
from Pittsburg, Pa., withi $101.000
in cash, was arrestd at B:idg part,
He made a confession and exprcss
ed his willingness to return at oice to
Pittsburg. He declared that the
money which he took is intact and
that it could be recovered, but declin
ed to tell until his return to Pitts
burg, where it is hidden. On nis per
son when arrested, the detectives
Detectives traced Cunlife to Bridge
port. All the hotels were watched
carefully, burl Cunliffe was not arrest
ed until late in the forenoon, when he
was seen walking down Middle street.
Cu:! ff. made no attempt to deny his
identity and oflered no resistance.
' F. ve minutes after I took that
money I was sorry," said Cunliffe,
'but it was too late to do anything.
Wnat can you expect from a man get-.
ting a salary of $65 a month and
aand'ing thouanas of dollars a day?
I was tempted ar-d I fell. I have
har.dlcd larger Eums. I remember
once when I had $250,000 in cash, I
was tempted, but I thought it over.
and decided to b, tonest,
"The night I left Pittsburg, I rode
in a sleeper on the way to New York
and I stuck my head out of my berth
and saw Slater pass by. Slater is our
ocal manager in Pittsburg. I thought
then that .I would turn back, but
kno-4ing that he did not see me and
that I had the money with me in
:ash, I thought I would take the
"I want to go back to Pit-sburg,
restore the money and thro - rysdf
pon the mercy of the cou: ts."
Foraker's G~oom Worke Busy.
Senator Firaker is certainiy entit
ed to the championship b it _-s the
reatest "republican gloom discover
Ir" of the day. It was Senator For
Lkr who discovered that a vote against
Dhe corrupt Cox machine In Ohio was
mezace to republican supremacy in
he- nation. It was Senator Foraker
who discvered that if the rotten Dur
iam republican machine is defeated
in Palladelphia it will threaten re
publican supremacy in the nation.
'Defeat Herrick and you threaten the
elfare of the American workingman,
;houts the excited senator from O-1o.
'Defeat the republican city ticket In
?niladelphia and our republican insti
utions totter to their fall!' he shouts
n excited tones. According to the
cited senator the defeat of H.rr:ck
ill wipe out the pension bureau,
>reak down the tariff walls, destroy
5he gold standard, reduce the circula
ng medium and create a great finan
,al panic. All this would be wo--der
ully interesting If true, but being
nly laugiiable the senator adds to
he ga'e:-y of the times by his frantic
A dispatch from Greenville to the
tate say:: mnmortal agony surrounded
y7 his fellow trainman, Charles Smith,
>lored, told in disconnected senten
es how he was fearfully mashed
while coupling car at Gantts siding
our miles from the city on the C.
,d G. division of the Southern rail
ay, and before he had completed his
story, death had relieved the unf ortu
ate mans suffering. While coupling
~ars at Gantts on north bound local
~reight No. 67, Smith was caught be
ween the bumpers of two cars and hin
hole trunk was fearfully mashed.
he brakeman cried for help, and
onductor Beam and a colored train
and went to his relief. It was at
rLc -discovered that Smith hadreceiv
d mortal injuries, but all haste was
nade to bring the wcunded man C.
he city. He was placed aboard the
aboose and at once brought to the
ity, but the poor fellow died two
niles from the city after relating the
nanner in which he was injured.
At Mtercy of R~obb3r,.
Burglars early Wednesday morning
blew open the safe in the bank of
Ridgeville, arnd stole $6,000, and after
running battle with a posse of citzens
n which the cashier and two citzens
were wounded the burglars escsped.
For more than an hour the town was
practically at the mercy of the rob
bers, who openly walked the streets
shoting at everything, apparently
taking their time in leaving town.
Iwo c aarges of dynamite were explod
d before the safe gave way. A sec
ond blast aroused Cashier R. R.iRan
som, who ran into the street. As soon
as he appeared the robbers opened
fire. This aroused other citizans. There
were seven in the cracksmen's party.
Complimented by Presidenr.
The little girl referred to in the
following from the Charlotte Chron
icle lives in Spartanturg with her
parents on South Cr:urcb street. Mr.
Matthew Is a traveling man. When
the president turned to take his seat,
Miriam Matthew, a great granddaugh
ter of the 'Squire Benjamin Boyd of
Cbarlotte and daughter of Pincrnev
atthew of Spartanburg, S. C., ad
vanced and presented him with a tre
mndous bouquet of flowers. The
president bowed, picked up the little
girl, flwers and all, and held her up
high in his arms. "Here is the best
product," he said.
George McDowell, the Spartanburg
youth who mailed an indecently sug
gestive picture postal card to a young
woman was convicted recently in the
Unted States district court at Green
ville. The card which embroiled
young McDowell with the federal au
thorities was offered in evidence. It
bore no writing save the address, but
when it was handed to the jury with
the other papers in the case they re
q red only a few minutes to find a
verdict of guilty. In the indictment
it was described as "too indecent to
e spread upon the records 3f the
DAYS OF PI3,ACY
Are rot Passed Yet According to
A Small Sloop Captured Which
Made Business of Robbery Along
The Atlantic Coast for Years.
A dispatch from Newport, B. I.,
says sensational developments are
likely to follow an exptc ed arrest of
Henry A. Jpclcsor, of Tauton, owner
of the sloop Dorado, which was cap
tured in the bay on Saturday after
noon and frmd f Cal of loo'. She Is
now eallrd t-e Pirate Alcop and Jack
son, the P.;ate Skipper. Although
search hlii nas been made in several
cities in Nw England for him, no
clew has been obtained.
It is thought that when persons be
gin to claim articles in the Dorado,
there will come to light a startling
series of thefts from houses and
yachts along the coast from Maryland
to Rhode Island. There Is, too, a
suspicion that somebhing very like a
clew to the sbooting of Mrs. Walter
C, Morrill, In Greenwich, Conn., will
develop. Chloroform, dynamite and
nito-g13 carine are aboard the Dorado,
and it -has been suggested that the
sloop may have figured In a bank rob
bery in Bridgeport, Conn.
Sheriff Anthony hops the owner
of silver marked Arbuckle will claim
it, and that the owner of solid silver
hand mirrors marked "E. H. A." wll
call for it, and linen marked "Julia
M. Wood" and "M.s. H. B. Tool,'
also has been found.
The sheriff has learned that the
owner of the catboat Jessie, in which
one of- Jackson's supposed associates
came to Newport last Ssturkay even
lg, is C. I Burlingame, of the Elge
field Yacht club, of Providence. An
chors, chains, and other trappings
were taken from boats of the Edge
wood club and charts from Henry T.
Hammond of that ciub.
Many pawn tickets Indicatea that
the pirates sold cheaply what they*
took, a great amount Of atLff going to
pawn shops in New York. Bills of
wine of all kinds indicated that they
lived well. Among papers was found
the bill of sale of the Dorado to Jack
son, dated December 16, 1904, show
ing the sloop had been sold to him by
Frank O'Jffe, of St. Helena, Md., for
Another paper was a recommenda
tion Of Jackson as a steady, indus
trious and reliable man written by
F. P. Lavering, of No. 56 West 115th
street, New York. It was oa paper
of the New York Telephone company
and is dated January 28, 1905.
There also are pictures of Thomas
Filey, a leader of T.imma2y Hall. It
ia appErent that JAckson entertained
parties from Coney Island in the sum
mer, it is thought these pictures were
The Dorado was libelled today by
F. A. Conell for damages to his
launch, which, it it said, was stolen
by Jackson. She is an old fashioned
boat about 30 feet long and In good
SUIKIi) AT 303's ?U23EAL.
Grief S'ricken Father Shoots 'Him
self at Coffia's Side.
"I cannot let him go alone," cried
Herman Schultz, Wednesday after
noon as he lingered beside the body of
his son, Otto, who killed himself by
inhaling gas on Tuesday. The funer
a! services were in progress at the
Schultz home, 233 Wycacff avenue,
Williamsburg, New York. Before
any one could divine his intention
the old man seized a revolver and
shot himself through the head.
Ever since his son's tragic end the
father had refused to eat and had
slept little. He sat constantly by the
dead boy's side sobbing and praying.
Before the time set for the funeral
this afternoen Schultz had apparently
composed himself and was resigned.
The boy's body was placad In the par
lr where a large number of relatives
and friends of the family gathered.
Mrs. Schultz, her three daughters and
two sons were at the head of the coffi
with the father.
Prayers and the singing of hymn
had ended and a long line of persons
fied by the comai taking a farewell
look at the face of the boy. Schultz
was the last. He lingered until Uin
dertaker Beth began to draw the lid
of the coffn over his son's counten
ance. Then he shot himself.
Most of the women in the house
fainted or became hysterical. Dr.
Moore came with tan ambulance from
the German hospital, but he said
that the old man had died instantly.
After a hasty conference with mem
brs of the family the funeral of
young Schultz was postponed. Father
and son will be burled together.
Boy Bigamist: iiie i
The youngest bigamist on record
reached the Mississippi penitentiary
Friday In the person of William Gray.
Gray is only seventeen years of age
and has been married more than a
year, and leaves two wives and a baby
in his home county of "'ippah. He
will not rejoin them utitill 1907 In
the same gang was Gus Stack,also of
Tippah county, eighteen years old,
sentenced to twelve years in the pen.
ftentlary for arson and robbery, and
Will .Tones, of Marshall county, whc
although only twenty-one is serving
his sc cnd term in the penitentiary.
this time for burglary. The three
are said to constitute the youngest
penitentiary gang ever known.
At Mobile, Alabama, Judge Sem
mes, son of the great Admiral Raph
ael Semmes, commander of the "Ala
bama" in the Civil war, Presented
Boosevelt, In behalf of the eltizens,
with a gold badge. in responding,
the president said that one of hi
uncles was ar cfees on the "Ala.
bama" and another uncle built the
A dispatch from Cleveland, Ohio
says all hope for steamer Kalyuga hai
been given up by the owners. It 11
supposed to have gone down with the
c~r of eventeen in the recent storm
Of El Hagy Abudullah Aly Sadik
Pasha to America.
AWED BY NEW IORK.
lie Comes to This Country to Pave the
Way for Diplomatic Relations Be
tween Abyslnia and the United
States of America. What
He Thinksof New York.
El-Hagy-Abdullahi Aly Sadifi
Pacha, prince of the Mohammedan
church, general of the Abyssinian
army, miniater of ccmmerce and en
voy of Empertr Menelik to President
Roosevelt, arrived on the Cedric at
New York recently.
He comes ostensibly In regard to
the new treaty of commerce between
this counry and Abyssinia, but actual
ly to pave the way for permanent dip
England, France, Germany and
Italy have representatives In Abysin
is, but Menelik has never sent diplo.
matie agents 'o those nations. 8nale
Pacha's mision Is to study the poasi
bilitles of closer relations with En
rope and America. He has come to
America siter a stay in Berlin, Paris
and London. Menelik Is especially in
terested In the United States and has
already given a home for a legation ,
at Adis Ababa, the capital, in case
this country cares to establish one
The Pacha is a man of string per
sonality. His color is ebony, but Pe
has cleary chiselled features and the
small feet and tapering fingeres of te
He speaks no European language
and travels with an interpreter. .On
the steamer he wore European Cos
tum, save for a red fez, but as soon
as he reached the Hotel Breslin he
donned an Oriental costume of won
derful, colorings and wore a turban. -
After two hcurs of prayer the Abys
sinian envoy went for a drive, then
returned to the hotel, where he held,
an informal reception.
He was met at the steamer by Wil
liam H. Ellis, C. Dellrine, Hugh
Creighton and John Madigan. Among
ohe caller at the hotel were Ganeral
James S. Clarkson.
"If the emperor could only see this
through ~some one's eyeels" excime
the Pacha on his return from Central
Park. The crowding of women on
the street cars and the tall buildings
impressed him most.
"What do you think of American
women?" he was asked;
"I did not have time to see them,
he answered. "I was busy counting
the stories of the buildings."
Some one remarked that there was
one building thirty-two stories high.
"Take me there," he said. "I will
say my prayers on the roof of that
Sadiff Pacha, who Is the head of all
the Monhanmedans in Abyaeinia, is
exceedingly devout and devotes four
hours of eecla day to prayer.
He has one wife and itwo thousand
slaves. He Is exceedingly sensitive
on the subject of his children. When
some one asked him how many chil
dren he had, he swept out of the
room, deeply offended. His Interpreter
explained that the question was
thought to bring bad luck and that he -
was not sure of the number of his
children, but it was In the nelgtbar
hood of two hundred. He was brought .
back only when American Ignorance.
niad been explained to him.
One of his first Injuries was for 3.
P. Morgan, and he will pay Wall stre-t
a visit. When his interprete men'.ion
ed the aubject of loans Sadik shook
nis head with dignity anP said Aby
einis had no such thing as debt.
"How do yjou like American foOd?"
the visitor wae asked.
"Give me a chance,' was the Inter
preted answer. "I 'bave yet tasted
only the cocktail and found affn pleas
and, but the rooms that go upmp
ing elevaters) are too fast for
Sadik lost part of his suite In Eng-\
land through the miscarriage of a
valise ccntaining his credentials to
the president. Two of his men were
sent back to London from Liverpool
to get the missing bag and bring It
by the next steamer.
Sadik's guide In New York is W;i
1am H. BEls, who accompanied Fred
erick Kent Loomis on the voyage in
which Loomis mysteriously met his
death by drowning while en route to
Abyssinla. The envoy has with him
some magnlficentspecimens of Ivory
and two stuffhd tigers, presumably
presents for the president. When
asked if they were for Mr. Boosevelt,
Sadik replied diplomatically:
"You will learn later."
One question that struck terror to
the Pasha General who commanded
the left wing of the Abyninlans In
their greatest battles was whether he
would buy firearms in America.
"That question," explained the In.
terpreter, "might cost him his head
on his return." Menelik's envoy told
of the great peace that had come to
his countrdand how a stranger could
travel throw the empire unarmed.
One of the objects of hisavisit is to
establish direct communcation with
this country. At present American
cotton goods are sold in Manchester
and French Abyssinia before they
reach Menelik's frontier.
FIery Death Shower.
At Chicago, Ill., five tons of mol
ten metal exploded at the Jolet plant
of the Illinois Steel Company Wed
nesday falling in a shower of death
on a band of workmen about a conver
ter. One man is dead, three are fat
ally burned and half a dozen are injn
red so badly that they may die. The
accident came without warnIng. The
explosion shook the whole plant, sen
ding panic into every corner of the
great works. Half a hundred men
were within range of the liquid metal
and many suffered severe burns.