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MOB WANTED HIM
But Sheriff Creech and His Dep
uties Prevent Lynching.
HAD STONID A LADY,
And HIr Brother Shot the Culprit
through the Body, and the Angry
Crowd Tried to Inflict the
Death Penalty on Him
A dispatch from Savannah, Ga.,
to The State siys after passing
through a hair-rising experience,
Deputies Reuben Jacobs and E. E.
Morris of Barnwell, S. C., reached Sa
vannah Friday from Barnwell county
with John Sims, a colored prisoner,
who had been shot through the
body before he was arrested. Sims was
being carried through Savannah to
Augusta and thenot will be taken to
the State prison at Columbia.
The negro was arrested at Black
ville Friday morning for turkey steal
ing and for throwing bricks at Mrs.
Buist, a sister of Mr. Arthur Dewitt.
When she appeared at the lot, where
the negro was stealing turkeys and
told him to leave. Sims picked np
stones and tried to hit her with them
and she sought safety by crawling
under a house. When DeWitt return
ed to the house he mounted a horse
and went in pursuit and overtcok the
negro a short distar es from Blackville
and when the latter showed fight,
De Witt shot him through the r gat
side, the bullet going through the ne
Deputy Morris sent a telr gram to
Sherift Cret chL at Barn ell that Sims
had been arrested and that he was
going to bring the prisoner to Barn
well. The negro's wound was hastily
dressed and he was placed aboard the
Southern train for Barnwell.
Arriving at Barnwell it was found
that an excited meb was in waiting
and that sheriff Creech and several
deputies were having trouble in keep
lug them in check. As the train
slowed up Sheriff Creech sprang
aboard and held the mob at bay until
the doors to the car in which the pris
oner was confined were locked. Con
ductor J. B. Eskew was surrounded by
the mob and commanded not to move
his train. Iaide the car with the
negro, were several deputies armed
with shotguns andethey had orders to
fire it any one carried the doors.
Eskew succeeded in escaping from
the mob and quickly signaled the en
gineer ahead ana the train dashed out
of Barnwell with several mernbars of
the mob still clinging to the platform.
Some of these stayed n the train un
til the next stop.
WEAT CAUsED IT.
A dispateai from Bjackville says a
strange neg. o man who was found
stealing in the yard of Mrs. Hattie
Buist there Friday morning attempt
ed to strike her with a stone and
threatened to brain her if she at
tempted to stop him. Mrs. Buist cal
led for help and the negro flad but
was caught 1.0 minutes afterward..
Great excitement follo~ed and had it
not been ior the quick action on the
part of the town authorities the ne
gro would donatles have been lyr ci
ed. Aflter rne had been arrested and
was being taken to the guard nouse~
the negro was shot througn the b;dy
by a brother of Mrs. Baiise.
A deputy sheriff arrived from Barn
well two hours later to carry the ne
gro back to Barnwell, where be was
to be placed in jail. Considerable
I. ouble was experienced in geeting the
negro aboara tne train here, as a mob
had gathered around the station and
seemed bent on lynching him. The
mob followed the prisoner on the train
to Barnwell and the steriff was un
able to leave the train with the ne
gro in the face of the mob.
Stole a Husband.
The Charlotte Observer says the
usual order of thumgs was reversed
last Sunday, when Miss Laura Percer,
the 22-year-old daughter of Mr. and
SMrs. J. C. Percer, who lived on North
sCaldwell stre~et extension, stole away
with yourig Einest Tcomberlin and
manied the youth. T1he youthfu
'husband Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Jan.es Tomberlin, who are very
wrathy over the matrimonial episode.
It is an Interesting story. It seems
that Miss Percer and Tomberlin bad
been spcony for some time, but owing
to the difference in their ages, their
friends did not regard the spell seri
ously. However, Sunday mornirg
Miss Parcer, who is the undisputed
head of the famly, took matters in
her band. She secured a tumcut, drove
by for him who was to become her
younger halt, and hied away to the
South Carolina line. In the natural
curse of events Squire Bailes rcesiv
ed his fee and pronounced his blesings
upon the couple. Upon th~eir return
the bride naturally took her husband
to her parents' home, where they re
side. :[ is understood that the par
ents of the husband have not yet let
their wrath cool and the young man
has not yet dare d visit his people.
Kills Bhis Bro~ht r.
Meig Powell, a farmer, 22 years old
shot and instantly killed his brother,
Thomas Powell, Wednesday, at their
home in the country near Americus,
Ga. The homicide is supposed to
have been the recult of a former disa
greement between the brothers where
in Thi mas Powell received a pistol
wound in the arm. This first difilnl
ty was suppressed and oniy recently
became public. Tuesday the Powell
brothers came to Americus and upon
returning hc-r.e late last evening tne
Swncia Engine' Amuck.
At Evansville, Ind.. a switch en
girne jumped the main track on the Il
linois Central Friday morning and
ploughed into the fcur story builig
of the Indiana Swove company at
Pennsylvania avenue and Sixth street.
It bried the engineer and fireman in
the wreck and tzheir bocies have not
yet been rescued. It Is bellhved both
Told Se cret in Slefp.
Mrs. Jennie Vinson, who was prom
iment in ec~urch work and society,
at San Franzcltco, California, while'
taling in her sleep revealed to
her husband William Vinson the fact
that she was a bigamist. He awaken-I
ed her, and she confessed that she
he had another husband living. Friday1
sued for divorce. They were married
erv years ao.
A STATE'8 TRIBUTE
ro One of Eer 'Most Devoted and Pa
Unveiling in Columbia of the Monu
ment Erceted to The Late N. G.
Gorzales, the Martyr Editor.
Almost within a stone's throw of
the place where he fell teortally wound
ed on January 15, 19L3 --vith the shad
ow of S-.u-h Cir lina's cavinal and on
the widest thoroughfare of the city of
Columbia, which he loved so well, a
beautiful monument was unveiled at
noon on Tuesday of last week to the
memory of the late N. G. Gonziles,
who nearly three years ago was shot
by James H. Tillman.
Taere had been erected a tempor
ary stand around the monument for
the accommodation of especially invit
ed gueats. About this stood a large
crowd of citizens who had gathereo
to pay tribute to the d-:ceased jour
nalist, soldier and citz m.
Seated upon tt-e s.aod were mem
bers of the Gonzales MonumenMt asso
ciation, members of the Ldies' Aux
tliary association, memoers of the
family of the deceased, local and vis
iting editors, and the clergy of the
Members of the Columbia Chamber
of Commerce. K2ights of Pythias, or
ganirz .tirns of wnich he was a mem
ber, the Typographical Union and em
ployes of the newspapers of the oity
attended in a body.
The exercises were opened with
prayer by Bishop Ellison Capers,
Epszopal bishop of the diocese of
South Carolina, followed by the
hymn, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee,"
rendered by a selected choir. After
an address by Mr. W. A. Clark, presi
dent of the Gonzales Monument asvo
ciation, the monument was formally
Rev. Samuel M. Smith, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church of this
city, delivered an oration appropriate
to the occasion.
Then came the formal delivery of
the monument by Mr. Clark to Mayor
T. H. Gibbes, who received it in be
half of the city with a speech of ac
The ceremonies were closed with a
benediction by Rev. W. C. Lindsay,
pastor of the First Baptist chuch of
The monument is a granite shaft,
25 feet high, resting upon a base 20
feet square, giving it a total height
of 40 feet.
The inscription upon the west side
of the monument reads:
By Popular Subscription
To the Worth and Serv:c:s of
N. G. Gorz#les.
Born August 5, 1858,
Died January 10, 193.
"Faithful Unto Death."
On the north side is Inscribed:
A Great Editor,
An Eminent Citizsn,
An Honest Ma-n,
"Without Fear and Without Rt
His Fellow Citizens Rear
To Perpetrate His Memory,
The South side bears the followirg
F-ur der and First Editor
For T welve Years He Conducted
It With Signal Ability and Conspicu
A Potent Voice for Civic Righteous
An Influential Factor in E-.ery move
For the Welfare of the People.
"The measure of success is not what
we get cut of Jife,
But what we leave after it."
Editorial DE c. 10, 1900.
On the east side are these lines,
from a poem by J. G. Hollar d:
"God give us men' A time like this
Strong minds, great hearts, t- ue faith
and ready hands,
Men whom the lust of office does not
Men whom the spoils of offce cannot
Men who possess opinions and a will;
ien who can stand before a dema
And down his treacherous flatteries
Tall men, sun-crowned men, who live
above the fog
In public duty and in private think
For while the rabble, with their true
Their large professions and their lit
Mgle in selfish strife-lo: Freedom
Wrong rules the land, and waiting
The moment stands at the intersec
tion of Senate and Sumter streets,
overlooking the pretty park which sur
rounds the state capitol, and Is erec
ted by the people of South Carolina,
subscriptions for its construction hav
ing been made from every county in
Mr. Gonnales was an ardent expon
ent of Cuba Libre, and, before the
Spanish-American war, volunteered
for service in the remnant of the Cu
ban army. He was appointed aide on
the staff of Gen. Nunt z, with the rank
of lieutenant, and participated in sev
eral battles with the Spaniards in
Gemez's march across the Island.
Fines aggregating $1,400 were im
posed on four at Greensboro's most
prominent y,.-ug men by Judge Ward
in superior court for violating the
gambling laws. Julius W. Cone, sec
retary and treasurer of the White Oak
and Proximity mills, and hiis brother,
Soldon, the president of the Ameri
oan Cotton company, were fined 8500
each, while Syaney J. Kaufman and
W. L. DAfby were fined $200 each.
The young men were recently playing
p ker in a rear room of the Huffne
building at Greeasboro, N. C., when a
poicman, who had learned of the In
cident, climbed a telephone pole cn
the opposite side of the street and
gainng an ur..otstructed view of the
room and Its occupant.s, procured war
rants for their arrest and the case was
called to trial Tudr.
Death Reveals Rornance.
The death of fifteen-year-old Annie
Helfenbne, a student at Mount Do.
ohautal reveals a pathetic romance.
The girl was loved by John Amsler, a
we althy oil operator of Bellaire, Ohio,
and they married some months ago.
The girl's desire to sEcure an educa
tion, howev:r, impelled her to enter
the seminery at Wheling, W- Va.,
under hi-r matidan name, her husband
pong as her uncle. A few days ago,
Mrs. Ansler, in running about tue
seminary gro'und~s for e.xercise, burst
a blood vessel in hair throat, death en
A GOD W&R STRY.
L Maine Yankee Who Served in the
"I was up in the northern rart of
Jaine the other day and heard a
tory which was a little out of the
irdlnary line of civil war stories I
iave read about," said a drummer
Phose territory is Nsw E sgland. "I
iad noticed A fueral in the town, the
urnout of which indicated that the
leceased mu-t hav, b"en a prominent
nan in his life time.
"A citizn said in answer to my in
a-,iry thaa tre m? n bad retired from
bLsis h'S 1.ral y'ars before his death
T"e ci-:Zn added, 'His funcral to
day is much larger than it would
are been some yea-s ago.
"I then eard the story.
"Wheu L ncoln called for troops
there were few men ir, the state of
M:Lioe wh3 opp :sed coercion of the)
soi.th. Tis man was an except
"Althorgh a New E2glander from
a colonial family Wha 53 ni3torl goes
bck to the c-nial wars, this man
was at the call for troops, what was
known in the North as a c:pperhead.
He was an oic. r in the milita at the
time of L ncoln's election. Eyery
man in his command except himself
volunteered in answer to L'ncoln's
"He not only refused to go, but he
bodily contended that it was an out
rage to oppose the secession of the
southern states. He was ostracised
ocially and commercially. His bu3
Iness dwindled away.
"During the sc end year of the war
he left the community. Nobody
seemed to care where he went.
"Two years later he returned. He
was a physical wreck. The feeling in
the community was not quite so bitter
as in the beginning of the war
However the man was not cordially
"He had not been btc'i long when
it %as learned that he had been
in the Confederate army and was dis
harged on acc.:unt of his uability to
do duty. This imformation did not
tend to increase his popularity.
"He came into po:session of ccns!d
rabie money soon after his return.
Meanwhile some of the shattered
renants of the Maine c-mpanies be
gan to drift home. Most of them
were broken in health and most of
them were >enriess.
"This m'.n began -mtributing to
the relief cf the nepd y. A m iority
)f the ben ficlairs did noD Iow the
source of their help.
"After the war was tvar it
leaked out little by little that the
benefactor waks the man who had been
ostracbed. T,) the c.redit of many
hc was agin admitted to fellowship
and his bu--iuess began to thrive. He
"A fewv years later he was elected
to ctIce on the republican ticke:.
The nomin-iCoa cn.ie to him
unscuw:bM. U to that tim, he had
never FM -ated with the party that
'-He serve'i his term of ofce, but
whenev-er there was a township or
county electio~n he voted . the demo
ratic tick-st This was underst:od
to be his right. IL wa-: never ques
Before he re'ired f rom busIreos be
was on one c'eYmien visited by a man
from the soutn who h:ad been the col
or~el of the Con !sEerate regiment of
which he was a meml~er The ex
C~nfederate w as down at the heel in
"N:: o;e kaw what happened dur
og his visit 10Maine, butaf as
ag tbcm nw to afew peile
in the viemuity t- ab t':e Maine man
helped his old comander to re'oup
his otuce. T..at man uotil 1901,
as a successfuli broker and banker in
that city and his silent partner for
neariy flfsen years was the Maine
Ynkee who as a de.a.ccrat held a re
"I have tra.veled all over United
States, and mct all sorts ci people,
bud I have ntever heard a civii war
story thst was any thing lire this.
My info:maet is at the head of a big
nustry in Maine, he told me that
only a few pers:;ns knew the facts as
I bave gated them. "-Washington
Star --__ _ __ _ _
Children Burned to Death.
Six children were burned to death
at L~cdst y, Pa., -at an early hour
Tuesday and Wilham Morgan and
wife, the parentE, with their two re
maining caildren, barely escaped with
their lives. Both father and mother
were badly burned in att:.mpting to
save their lhttle ones frcm their burn
ing home. Tha mother threw two of
the children from an uptairs window,
thereby savingz tneir lives, and jurrp
ed herself as the ro f feil in. She
as badly burned and will probably
ose one foot as the result of her inju
ris. The father is also badly burned
abut the hands and fa but rot ser
1u1y. Tae fire was discovered oy a
neighbor who hastened to the burn
ing hcuse and aroused the sleeping
inaces. At that time the wacle
rcof and rear of the hue were burn
ing. The fire originated from a stove
in a .mall outbuiidir'g ad joining the
home tf the family. Morgan came
o Lindsey fromn West Virginia only
a sort time ago
Muirdered ano R bhad.
Physicians have found toat chloro
form was used to kill Mrs. Morri- Naf
tal, the aged wonman who was mur
dered and robbed yes'erday int her
apartments at Asbury Park, N. J.
Her husband and her four sons an
nounced that $1,000 in cash was se
cured from Mrs. Naftal. The wo
man's ears were badly lacerabed by
her as-ailants who violently tore a
pair of oiamond earrirga from her.
Just an Tanr-.
Captain Gorgenza and the crew of
twelve men wuu were on relief light
ship 58 at E 3ntucket shoals, which
sprug a loak, are now safe. They
were rescued by Captain Gibbs and
crew of the Azyle9 and were landed
at Nw Badtforai, Mass., at 2 o'clock
Wednssay mornilng. Tne lightship
went down t.o- n~r.utes af Ler the crew
were taken iI. T ze men were in an
exhausd esrtd't o-.
Harvie Ja dan h..s issuctd a call for
a generai convu t.2n of figrmers, ban
kers, :erenaTha an.d others through
out te sciurb to be held in New
Orkans January 11th, 12ah and
3th, v-itb reert nce t~o handiing the
rop of 1936 sad othr ma.tters pre
taig to the cc trcn ass- ciation.
Jon Green, colora5, was lynched
-y me.e.cer.;'. ii o-n race uear
Kemp~his, Ts:u., on Monday, for a+
~aui: a colored girl ei~:t years old.
Ee was taken by them~ to the scene of
tis cime and hnged.r
WANT TO ISAR.
Kr. G. B. Kittell Claims That It Is
Capt. Grifich, Mr. Kittrell and Mr.
Hardy Will Take a Look at
the Famous Prisoner.
The Cumbia State says that it
appears that after all Dan S. Murphy
may be in arrest in Swainsboro, Ga.
As has been published in The State,
Ur. Geo. B. Kittrell, of Orangehurg
county has assurances from the sheriff
at Swainsboro that the prisoner is
very much like a phoitograph of Mur
phy, taken while he was in jail in Or.
angeburg awaitirg trial.
Sergt. C. C. Roberts of the peniten
tisry guard was sent to Swainsboro
about ten days ago to see if the min
in prison there was Murphy. as had
been allaged by the chief uf police of
Augusta. Sergt. R abpts reported by
wire that the man was not Murphy,
although it was singular that the man
conv.eted of horse stealing at Swains
boro attempted to take his life when
he heard that an cfficer from South
Carolina was coming for him. He
broke a bottle and with a jigged pieoe
of glass made a wound oa his wrist
from which he bled profusely and his
condition was discovered just in time
to save his life.
Whether it was from his emaciated
condition on account of this blood let
ting, or on account of the change of
five years of out door life upon the
countenance of one who had been con
fined in a cell, Sergt. R'berts was un
able to identify the man as Murphy
However, on his return to Columbia
he did report to Capt. G:Ifflth, super
intendent of the peniteotiary, that he
suspcted the man notwlthstanding
the fac that there was a marked dis
crepancy in the height of the m w in
arrest at S vainsboro and the height
of the man in the penitentiary as
shown by the penitentiary records.
Murphy had had several teeth. miss
irg, and the man in jAil at Swainsboro
ha: a gc;ld crown in the place where
these teeth were missing. Sergt. Rob
erts being unable to complete the iden
tificstion, Capt. Grifflth had written
to the sheriff at Swainsboro to send
photograph of the man in prison there,
and this has not yet been done.
Thursday Gov. Heyward took the
matter up with Capt. Grifflth and the
iater, instead of going to Washington
to attend the meeting of the commis
sion to confer with Mr. R Nosevelt in
regard to a Southern Interstate reform
atory, decided to leave at once for
S wainsboro and to take a look at the
prisoner himself. He will be accom
panied by Corporal Hardy, one of the
oldest men at the penitentiary, in
poinit of Fervice on the force.
M7. K;ttrell arriv.:d In the city
Thurdav night and will accompany
CA pt. GrifMfsh to S -rainsboro. Mr. Kit
troll is the man who, with Mr. W. 0.
Tatum, ran Murphy down and accom
plisced his conviction in 1897. Mr.
Kittreil was auditor of Orangeburg
county at the time and wa. very much
Interested in the case. He sid Thurs
day night that but fo.r a miscarriage
of justice there might have been
others convicted In coinnec ion with
Dan Murphy. He is sure that the
man In jail at S ivainsboro is Datn Mur
phy, for his actio3ns have indicated as
much. Muiphy is k::own to have been
in that part of the c.:uatry anyway.
S wainsboro Is .n Emanuel county, E qu
zdistant from Augusta and Savan-xah,
and is not on a through line of rail
A special to The State Thursday
night from Orangeburg says:
"Tne impression here Is that the
penitentiary guard made a mistake,
Murpby's wife's relatives moved ~to
Swvainsboro several years ago and it
ha3 been reported here several times
that he ranged b-tween Swainsb-:ro
"It Is also reported that a party
here had located Murphy at Swains
boro just prior to the time the fact of
Mur pfl 's being a G torgia convi be
c im3 known and tnat this psrty had
hioped to secure the reward. The senti
ment here has never changed, Murphy
Is still believed gulity. The statement
o:f his Georgia reiativas that he was in
Auguita at the time of the murder of
Treasurer Copes has been proven false.
It is believed to hava been unwise to
have commuted the sentence of a man
who so richly deserved his death,
without making some u ff >rts to verify
the statements made in Murphy's be
half at the last moment and which
could bave been disproved without
much trouble. "
NE. KITTRELL S STATEMENT.
Mr. Kittrell made the following
signed statement for The State before
ne lef a home Taursday:
Cope, S. C., Dec. 14, 1935.
Columbia, S. U.
You ask my reason for believing
person at Swainsboro Dan Murphy. I
nave always felt '4ke some one In au
thiority was bribed to give him his
uberty, anid if they were an-1 any of
them sent they could not afford to
identify him, so when I saw by the
paoers It was not him I sent his pic
tu:e to sheriff at Swainsboro and wrote
him my fears in the matter. I receiv
ed letter Thursday stating that the
picture sent was the man he had. I
r.ent the letter to governor In morn
ing's ma.il and wired him Thursday
night and ask him to call on W. 0
Tasum or a letter that would exphsin
G. B. KITTRELL.
A speciai to The Savannah Morn
ing News from Swainsboro savs: D.
C. Murphy alias Frank Smith, has
at last been Identified as the murder
er of County Treasurer Rt bert Copes,
and G. B. Kistrel of Cope is ex
to arrive here for his prisoner tomar
row. Smith was arrested In this
county last Ma.y for horse stealing.
He was convicsed in 0:stober, and has
been serving his time on the county
chaingang An cfD.ber seat here from
South Carolina 10 days ago failed to
identify the prisoner but a photo
graph of Smith sent here by Kittrell
madie his positive identification com
plete, As requisition papers have
already been granted Smith will ba
taken to South Carolina at once.
*ONE TO SEE THE MAN.
Capt. D. J. Griffitb, superintendant
of the State pombtentiary, Mr. Geo.
B-'n Kittrell, former auditor of
0- angeburg county, who prosecuted
Dan S. Murphy for the killing of
Treasurer Copes, and Corporal Hardy
of the penitentiary guard went to
Swainsboro, Ga., Thursday to take a
look at the man "Smith" in jail there
for ho~rse stealing. Sergeant C. C.
Roberts o: the peuitentiary guard was
unable to fully IdentIf y the prisoner as
The following letter was received by
the governor Friday from the sheriff
of wEmnnel cmnty:
Dear Sir: I have just received a
picture from Mr. G. B. Kittrell of
Copa, S. C., which he says is the p'c
ture of D. C. Murphy. If it is is
picture, I have the man. I do not
understand why Mr. Rberts did not
take him for I and everybody that
has seen the man and picture knows
that it is the same man. So the mat
ter seems to be in rather bad shape.
Yours' verv truly,
J. W. Fields,
Sheriff of Emanuel County.
RACE SUICIDE LAID TO CIUBS
One Woman in Sixteen Becomes a
Mother After Joining.
O'ga Louise Cadib, a young Ohio
woman has turned on her sex who be
lcng to clubs and written dreadful
things which she defies club women to
deny. She pictures the club woman
as a destroyer of the home in the gen
uine meanirg of the word, a woman
who commits a race su'cide and en
courages other women to do likewise.
The-average number of children to
married members of the Gmaeral Fed
eratian of Womens clubs, she declares
is two, while the average number ci
children that blessed Lhe mothers o4
these same women three and one
"The averege age of the member
ship of the women'6 clubs in the coun
try is thirty-three years Tne average
age of the youngest children of the
married members Is eleven years. A
careful investigation of the member
ship of women's clubs shows that on
1v one married women in irteen be
comes a mother after she has allied
herself with women's clubs, only one
in fortythree during a period of eight
years has become tae mot.'er of two
children after her alliance with the
The college bred woman is put down
as selfish. The auther next presents
the lollowing statistics to show the
bearing of the subject of race suicide
on the modern church:
With 45,915 Methodist mothers the
average number of children was 3.218.
With 26,234 Episcopal mothers the
average number of children was 2 3
With 42,825 Catholic mothers the
average number of children was 3 3 7.
With 21,163 Presbvterian mAhers
the average number of children was
With 29,247 Cngregational moth
ers the average number of children
was 2 9 14.
With 31,626 BaptIst mothers the
average number of children was 3 4
All the mothers referred to, the au
thor deolares, have been married from
ten to fifteen years.
Members of the General Federation
of Women's Clubs have gathered sta
tistics to refute the charges of race
suicide by Grover Cleveland. Miss
Jane Adams, of Hull Housa, says:
'There may be dissipation and over
indulgence in devotion to clubs, but
the figures we are gathering will re
fute the flings made at the club wo
men on the home and c'liid ques
THE END OP & DRUJX.
A &ian Pays Dearly far His Sunday
Funn and Imposition.
A white man named Bftten from
Greers section, visited Spartanburg
Sunday and secured a physicians pre
scription to get gome whiskey from the
dispensary. He then hunted up Mi~yor
Floyd, who has to sign these pre
scriptions in order to make them va
To the doctor and to the mayor he
related the story, which was to the
effect that his wife was a very sick
woman, and that he wanted the
whiskey to carry homs to her. Be
fore signing the paper, Mr. Floyd
said to the man, "If you are fool
ing me you'll regret it." This caused
the stranger to vociferously and ve
hemently repeat his story, and his
anxiety about his wife's cndition,
and his desire to get back to his home
seemed to be real.
No sooner had he sacured the'quart
of booze from a dilpensary than he
hastened in rear of the building, un
corked it and began drinking freely.
After several liberal applications of
the "red," he hired a hack and be
gan taking in the city. The police
soon steered him to the lockup.
When he greeted M.iyor Floyd
Thursday morning, on charge of
drunkenness, he had no talk to make
about the sick folks at home; but
begged the mercy of the court. His
indisposition was too much for his
honor, however, and he was sentenc
ed to pay a fine of 825, the extreme
limit. He paid up and left the city
a sadder, but wiser man.-Spartan
Filteen Mon Bnrned.
Fifteen men were burned by su ex
Dlosion in the International Harvester
Company's plant at One Hundred and
Twentieth street and Muskegon ave
nue, Chicago one night last week. Tne
explosion was caused by a workman
thrusting a cold bar of steel into a
furnace of molten metal. In the im
mediate vicinity of the furnace at the
time sixty men were working. The
more seriously injured were in the fur
nace pit. Following the explosion
chaos reigned in the furnace room for
several minutes. Molten metal was
hurled about the room and the smoke
and fire that shot from the furnace
ied the room so the workmen were
unable for several minutes to find the
exits. With the groans of their wound
ed fellows ringing in their ears, they
grouped about helplessly and stumbled
over those who had been prostrated
by the blast. From the furnaca enim
ney the flames shot high into the air
and could be seen for miles.
Killed His Father
Wednesday night at Hills, Ga.,
Gecrge Glisson, age about 25 years
old, shot and killed his father. W. C.
Glisson. The young man came home,
It is alleged, in a drunken condition
and was remonstrated with by his fa
ther. The old gentleman retired to
his room and locked the the door.
Procuring a shotgun, George. camo
back looking for his father and find
ing the door locked broke it open and
fired onoe, hitting his father In the
stomach, wounding him so badly that
he died in about an hour. RealIz!ng
what he had done, the young man fled
from the house. He was pursued by
his younger brother, ,Tohn, who fired
at him, wounding him ln the arm.
George has not yet been arrested and
when last heard from was at W. C.
Darih's, near his hrome.
CHINESE DOCTORS POPULAR.
Have a Lucrative Practice In Western
The method of treating sick persons
in some cities is similar to that of the a
other physicians of the United States
and those of Great Britain. They de
pend much, however, on the examina
tion of the pulse. Their sense of touch
is so wonderfully developed that it is
said they can determine the condition I
of the heart as well as some of the oth
er organs merely by the feebleness or t
strength of the beats; but they say
there are no less than twelve different
movements of the arteries in the hu
man body, all of which can be detect
ed by feeling the fingers, wrist and
arm, says an exchange.
When a patient calls on him for ex
amination, the doctor first presses the
arm, wrist and fingers, touching nearly
every part. Sometimes ten or fifteen
minutes is occupied with this examina
tion. Then he may ask if the patient
is married or single, and also his age;
but this is about the limit of the ex
amination. Apparently he can tell the
nature of the disease without question
ing further, and if the caller wishes a
prescription he writes one in the or'!l
nary Chinese characters on a geneious
sized square of paper.
Ringing a bell, he hands the prescri-p
tion to the Chinese attendant who en
ters, for each physician has his own
shop, filled with the ingredients which t
he uses in treatment If he has a large
practice he may employ a native chem
ist, who makes up the prescription.
One of the curious features of Chli
nese medical treatment is the way in
which t.e physicians administer their
remedies. Nearly all the offices of the
principal doctors have what may be
calied a tea room attachment. This is I
a spacious apartment, well lighted, fre
quently ornamented with oriental pot
tery and pictures, and containing small
tables, each with two or three chairs.
If the Invalid does not wish to take his
medicine at home, he is ushered into
this room, and, while seated at one of
the tables, drinks his prescription as he
would a cup of tea or a glass of wine.
With but few exceptions the medicine
is in liquid form, and served hot In
dainty Chinese bowls, for most of It Is
composed of a decoction of herbs.
Each table contains a bowl of rais- i
ins, and when the attendant brings in I
the medicine he also brings in a glass 2
of tepid water. It the drink is bitter, (
as it usually is, the patient can eat t
some of the raisins to remove the taste,
while with the water he rinses his
mouth and throat. Then he is ready to I
go home, returning the next day for i
another examination and dose. I
Charities of Joe Jefferson <
"There need be no surprise at the I
comparatively small estate left by Jo
seph Jefferson," said A. L. Erlanger. I
"To be sure, the immense earnings
from his many seasons in 'Rip Van
Winkle' and his keen sense of business
led the public to believe that there
would be millions of dollars left when
the great old man of the American
stage died; but to those who knew of
the charitable side of his personality, i
and the free hand with which he gave
money away to members of the profes
sion who needed it, there should be no
surprise that this is not the case.
"I was associated with Mr. Jefferson
for many years, and knew, probably,
more about his charities than any one
else. In fact, I distributed thousands
of dollars every year for him, without
being asked to account for it in any
way. At the least call for aid Mr. Jef
ferson would say, 'Look up this fellow
-l used to know him-and if he needs
the money let him have it; only he's
kind of proud, so don't let him think
"If I wanted to, I could tell you the
names of a dozen or more actors, some
of them now living, who received reg
ular weekly amounts from Mr. Jeffer
son, ranging from $25 up to $100. The
late C. W. Couldock I used to pay $100
every week, and it was Mr. Jefferson's
orders that Couldock should never
want for anything.
"Couldock was a peculiar old man,
honest and candid, and a little thing
like $100 a week did not prevent his
saying what he thought of Mr. Jeffer
son. Once Jefferson bought an apart
ment house up in Harlem, a fine, new
building, then very fashionable and
"'Couldcek needs a good place to
live," he said to me. 'Furnish a nice
apartment in the house for him, and
tell him to occupy it, rent free, with
my compliments, just as long as he
"I sent for Couldock and gave him
the glad tidings. His gratitude was
something surprising. He stormed,
fmed and swore, and finally blurted
out in his most approved "Ycu are no
longer a chee-ild of mine' tone:
"W5hat! Live in a tenement on that
old miser's bounty! No, sir. No, sir.
"He stalked out of my office, pound
ing the floor with his cane, and I never
dared mention the subject to him
The Power Behind the Purse.
The determining factor in all modern
life is money. The hand that holds the
purse rules the world, though the spirit
must regulate It. Man 1s the wage
earner, but the purchasing power of
the nation Is in the hands of the womn
a-that Is, among the only women
who are of ay account in the empire,
the women of the middle (In all Its
tiers) and the lower classea.--London3
Liberia exports about 50,000,000 gal
Ions of palm oil a year. It is made from
the outer part of the palm nut, not
from the kernel.
In Bangkok you travel from the
steamer to the hotel on the back of an
Killed With Toy PistoJ.
At Knoxville, Tenn., on Thursday,
while playing with a fifteen cent toy 1
pistol Jesse Barber, seven years old,:
shot and killed R iy Walker, his six
year-old playmate. The pistol Is of at
type which has been introduced Intor
the local market for holiday sales.
The boys L.i the neighborhood soon
learned that small loaded cartrigesf
could be used and It was thought to 1,
be great sport to have a pistol thatI
would shoot. Mrs. Walker, who saw
the boys a moment before the tragedy t
ald they were playing and there was
no thought In the mind of her son to t
even hurt his playmate. Steps will
ta~kn by the police to prevent the
sale of these pistols.
Made Lovo To A Dummy.
T. P. Klmbrough Is a native of Ger- C
man town, Tenn., and was appointed
o the naval academy by Representa- ~
tbve M. R. Patterson of the Tenth ,
Tennesee district. Relatives say that e
recent letters from young Kimbrough ~
bell of some of his experiences at An-~
apols. One letter states that a
broomstick was dressed In female ap_ L
parel, and that the young man was 0
ored o "alrelnve" to the dummy. ~
BALTIMORE OF THE FUTURE.
ireproof Structures, Widened Streets
and Growing Commerce.
The area ravaged by flames consisted
f 80 city blocks, or more than 14u
cres, bounded by Libeity, Baltimore,
ayette, Lexington and Gay streets,
ones' Falls to the water tront and
'ratt and Lombard streets. In this sec
tou were 1,382 buildings, and with the
xception of about 30 of them, every
ne was laid low either by fnames or
y city officials in fighting the fire, and
ble section, which betore the fire had
,een the finest in the business district,
,as left practically a territory of un
mproved land, says the Ne v York
Immediately after the fire Baltimore
egan planning improvements. Every
treet in the burned district was nar
ow and unable to accommodate the
ity's rapidly increasing trade, and the
aain thing planned was the widening
if these streets. Baltimore street, the
ost important thoroughfare and the
ividing line of the north and south
reets, was not widened, though agita
ion of it held up improvements on the
horoughfare for more than three
aonths and it was several times before
he city council. Business men who at
hat time opposed the widening and
von their fight have in many instances
Ldmitted they were at fault, but too
ate. In addition to widening streets,
he city made .provision for a large
ilaza on the west front of the court
iouse, a building which cost nearly
4,000,000, and is considered one of the
rery finest of its kind in the world.
[he city has also planned to take pos
ession of all the property south of
ratt street and extending to the water
ront. It will build new docks and will
ease space on them to individuals and
:rporations, a system similar to that
a vogue in New York city.
With the property condemned for the
mprovements named, there were actu
Lily 958 lots upon which the habilita
ion of the burned district depended,
tnd on these permits for 446 structures
lave been issued or appiied for. But
Ls these 446 permits in many cases rep
-esent two or more lots, about 770 of
he 958 have been covered or will soon
)e improved with new ouildings.
The tax assessments on all the build
ngs which occupied all the 958 lots in
he burned district before the fire
imounted to $10,840,975, which is $4,
193,145 less than the declared cost of
he new ones erected or now in course
All of the buildings are as thorough
y fireproof as man can make them. It
s doubtful if any city in the country
ias as many fireproof buildings at this
ime as Baltimore. In the construction
)nly improved methods were used, and
.here are quite a number of buildings
ibout the city now that have not a
particle of wood in them. Practically
ll of the new buildings have metal
window frames, with metal sashes fit
ted with wire glass on the most ex
A large number of the new buildings
ire of concrete construction. In fact,
there are now more concrete buildings
n Baltimore than in any other city In
the country. Builders say that this
as been found to be one of the best
methods of construction, being solid as
well as fireproof. Probably the largest
building constructed of concrete in Bal
ime is the new home of the Baltimore
ews. This building occupies a large
Lot on the southeast corner of Fayet~te
.nd Calvert streets, and has just been
ompleted. One warehouse is now be
ing erected which is entirely. of con
rete, the ouside walls being dressed in
i manner closely resembling Limestone.
In rebuilding the city the general
tendency has been to erect buildings of
medium height rather than skyscrap
Despite the fact that the fire demon
strated -that wooden pavements wil'
burn, Baltimore has paved some of her
streets with wooden blocks since the
fire. The wooden blocks have been
used principally on the streets in the
vicinity of the court house, it having
been found that they deaden the sound
:f passing cars and wagons, which be-.
ore the fire was a source of great an
noyance. Most of the streets in the
burned aistrict haye been paved with
Belgian blocks, however.
Durability of Tantalum.
Although the existence of tantalum,
the new material employed for incan
escent lamp,. filaments, has been
gnown for a hundred years, it is only
very recentiy that the metal has been
prepared in a pure state. This is ef
[ected with the aid of the electric fur
Tantalum combines extreme ductility
with extraordinary hardness. When
red hot it is easily rolled into sheets or
:rawn into wire, but upon being heated
- second time and then hammered It
becomes so hard that it has been found
impossible, with a diamond drill, to
bore a hole through a sheet only one
millimeter thick. Such a drill, work
ing day and night for three days, at
5,000 revolutions per minute, made a
depresison only a quarter of a mill
meter deep, and the diamond point was
badly worn.-Youth's Companion.
Leather Railway TIes.
Leather is being used on the Russian
government railroads. All sorts of
material have been used for this pur
pose, but chiefly tarred wood and iron.
bo tie has given perfect satisfaction;
the wood decays and the iron changes
under the influence of temperature. It
is expected that leather ties will not be
perceptibly affected by either air or
deat, nor will they split when nails are
:riven into them. If leather ties prove
more durable than wooden ones, they
may in the long run be even less ex
According to a French International
imanac the czar draws annually from
:he Russian exchequer $40,000,000.
Representative Bennett of New
Eork introduced a bill to cut down
he representation of Southern States
n congress because of the distran
bisement of the negro vote. The
l reduces the entire number of rep
esentatives from 3$6 to .355. The
everal States would have their dele
~ations reduced as follows: Alabama
rom 9 to 5; Arkaosas from; 71,o 5 Flor
da from 3 to 2; Georgia from 11 to 6;
~oulsana from 7 to 4; MississiPI
rom 8 to 3; North Carolina from 10
0 7; South Carolina from 7 to 3;
'ennessee from 10 to 8; Texas from 16
0 13; Virginia from 10 to 7.
To Stop Hazing.
Rear Admiral Sands, superinten
nt of the Naval Academy, reached
be department Friday morning and
nferred with Secetary Bjnaparte
d Rear Admiral Converse, chief of
ureau of-navigation, regarding the
azing at Annapolis. The confer
ace lasted until the cabinet hour,
nd will be resumed Friday afternoon
rhen the details of the condition of
ifairs at the academy will be taken
p and a plan of campaign mapped
at looking to the absolute abolish
uent of azing in all forms.
PHONE ON STEAMSHIPS.
Lookout Will Convey Warning Over
Wire Instead of Shouting.
When the lookout in the crc v's nest
of the ocean liner of the future sights
an object, in lieu of shouting he will
open a copper telephone box, and say
to the skipper through a transmitter:
"There's a steamer's smoke ahead, sir.
Two miles off the port bow. Four
James H. Hill's new steamship Da
kota, the largest vessel ever built in
America, and a replica of the Minne-'.
sota, now engaged in trans-Pacific
commerce, is equipped with two dis
tinct systems of telephones, connected
with which are the newest wrinkles
in both general and marine telephony.
Telephoning at sea has never been a
success on account of vibration of the
vessel, noise of machinery, the roar of
the wind, and the admission of mois
ture to the parts.
On board the Dakota one system is
an exchange, with instruments'in all
the staterooms, women's saloon,
smoke room, stewart's department
and executive officers' cabins.
The telephone girl will be in the
stern. At command of her deft hand
will be 150 stations. If a passenger
wishes a steward he pushes a button.
On the switchboard drops a target,
disclosing the cabin number. When
"Central" inserts the plug she looks
for a red lamp. If the red light does
not glow she knows'that only a stew
ard is wanted.
If a passenger desires to talk the
receiver is raised from the hook, the
tiny electric lamp associated with
the plug reddens and the girl knows
that conversation is called for. Any
number of passengers can talk togetn
er, conducting from as many different
parts of the ship a general conversa
tion. When the Dakota reaches her
pier a line is run aboard, enabling pas
sengers and crew to call up their
friends ashore, or vice versa.
The second system is the "Intercom
municating." The officers using this
do their own switching. It will large
ly supplant the gong and jingle sys
tems and the marine telegraph. It ex
tends between the navigating and en
gine-room stations. -
The stations are the bridge, the aft
er bridge, crow's nest, port and star
board engine spaces, wheel-house,
chief engineer's room, chief electri
cian's room, central electric lighting
station and the dynamo shelf.
The six exposed stations have water
proof instruments. The holding case
is of copper. The talting and listen
ing part are connected, says the
American Syren and Shipping, so that
all the officer, or sailor has to do is
to put the receiver to his ear.'
To pass a hook up and down would
admit dampness or water.
Over the earpiece is'placed a rubber>
cushion to shut out the throb of the
engines. In signals requiring the
shutting of water-tight. doors, engine
control, communications from look
outs and delivery and receipt of mes
sages, the intercommunicating tele
phone is expected to be of superior
A mechanical arrangement of the
parts Is designed to do away witi
the objectionable feature of vibration,
which on ships has been the great
bughear in marine telephoning.-New*
Raw Opium From the Poppy.
The preparation ef "raw" opium in
North India is, according to the Trop- --
ical Agriculturalist, carried out as fol
In February, as a rule, the juice
is gathered, the poppy plant being
then in full flower and of a height of'
three or four feet, each stem -having
from two to five capsules of the size
of a duck's egg. Before the capsules
are pierced the fallen petals of the
flowers are carefully .gathered-- and
sorted according to condition, in three
grades, and then are heated over a
slow fire and formed into thin cakes,
to be used for the covering of ihe
drug when collected.
The piercing of the pods requires
great skill, and upon it largely de
pends the yield. The opium farmer
and his assistants each carry a small
lancelike tool, which has three or four
short, sharp prongs, and with -this a
half dozen perpendicular cuts are
made, in each capsule or seed pod of
the poppy. The juice begins to flow
at once, but quickly congeals. The
day after the thickened juice Is care
fully gathered, being scraped off with
a small iron trowel, and the mass
thus gathered is put into an earthen
vessel and kept carefully stirred for
a month of more, great care being
taken to have it well aired, but not
exposed to the sun.
The material Is now exmined by
expert testers,' who determine its
grade or quality, and then the whole
Is put into a large box, where It Is
worked very much in the same fash
ion as baker's dough, to give It the re
quired consistency. The opium is
now made into balls for export. The
natives wade about In the large vats
contining the paste like drug and
hand it out to hundreds of balltmakers
sitting around the room. Every man
has a spherical brass cup, lined with
poppy flower petals, before hin. Into
this is pressed the regulation quan
tity of opium. From this brass cup
when properly pressed. the opium ball
Is transferred to another man, who
gives it a coating of clay.- This gives
the drug, when ready for shipment,
the appearance of a fair sized cannon
When well prepared In this manner,
opIum will keep its properties for
fifteen years or more. Before it can
be used, the opium balls have to be -
broken up and further treated.
The religious revival In Carnarvon,
Wales, has resulted in Its prohibiting
the landing of Sunday excurslonists
from Liverpool upon Its piers. -
A Big Fee.
Recently at St. 'Louis, M>,., Pro
bae Judge Crows entered an
order allowing Dr. W. E. Fischel
84,520 for medical services and Incl
dental expenes attending Miss Elle
Jane McKee, a millionairess, who died
in Asheville, Ni. C. His claim was
$5,520. The amount allowed was
not cotested. Dr. Flschel claimed
8165 for attending Misa MsKee in St
Louis from January 2, last, until
March 30; $5,000 for ten days attend
ance at Ashville; $300 claimed to have
been advanced or aecount of the un
dertakers bill, and $55 for railroad
fare and other expersts.
The Cooper tuiding, a five-story
structure, at Fulton and Bedford
streets, Brooklyn, was destroyed by
fire early Thursday morning. The
loss will exceed $150.000, including an
art colection of the value of $30,000,
owned by Senator Charles Cooper.
After the fire was extinguished the
police and a member of the Twenty
third regiment guarded the safe of the
Brooklyn Trust company, In which
- was+-ewe- $1,5-:nn0 nd $2,000,