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VOL. XX. MNANNING-, S. C., WED-NESDAY, DECEMBER 27195NO13
A Few Queer Happenings of the
Day That Have
COME TO THE WORLD
During the Past Year. How the Small
News of the Weeks and Monis
Shows the Play of This Old
World's Lights and
When the dying year was ybung, a
farm hand near St. Paul drunk a small
bottle of nitr'glycerine on a wager.
On the way hcm3 he was overcome by
the cold, and, when his friends tried
to thaw him out, he lost his winnings
and everything save two buttons.
Until the first frost there were to be
seen on a tree near Kington on
Thomas, England, several semi-rcast
ed apples. An auto had caught fire
beneath the branches, and the flunes
had cooked the fruit while destroying
Last Fbruary the herrings came
down Departure Bay, B C., in such
rumbers that their xush through the
waters sounded like escaping steam.
This lasted 21 hours, at the end of
which time nearly 1,000 'nns of fish
were in and near the chat.nel, dead
smothered by their own den-ity.
LIFE's LIrTLE IRouNIs.
Gen. Dokstour if, running up stairs
to thank the minister of war far order
ing him to the front (he had begged
to be allowed to die a soldier's deatb).
was claimed by heart disease on the
The only essay entered for the an
nual pr z3 cffered by the Parisian
Academy of Moral and Political
Science, did not receive the award-as
it was too illegible to be read.
Sir Alfred Harmsworth .ffered 1500
reward for information which miglt.
lead to the arrest of a certain reckless
motorist-who turned out t6 be Sir
Dying in poverty in a San Francis
co hospital, Luscomb Seares received
word that the British government bad
just allowed his claim of $5,000,000
arising from losses dnring the Boer
THE GENTLER SEX.
In Octcber, Mrs. Ella Gjltz of
Portsmouth, 0., swore cut a warrant
for a circus elephant, which had eaten
her gold watch atd smashed in a
brandnew Paris hat.
A Cologne dairymaid was arrested
for bathirg herself daly !n the milk
she later sold.
A negress, living near Atlanta, Ga.,,
has to have her s ons made to order.
Fanishe d they are 23 inches long and
weIgh 18 pounds..
A June bride entered a grocery
store at Fort Fairfield. Me., to buy
"an empty barrel of fiumr that she
might make a herctop for her dog."
WHAT S IN A NAME.
To commemorate'the year's yellow
fever epidemic a New Orleans couple
named their baby Stegomyla ScIata
"Old Tabby," chief of a tribe of
Utah Indians, died in0Oatober of acat
alt ic fit.
"Damsite" Is to be the name of one
of Texas' new post<~ lices. Tnere are
irrIgation works there.
At a wedding in P plar Eng-a-id,
the bride's name was Wedlock, and
the bridegroom's Marriage.
OUR FOUR FOOTED FRIENDS.
During a Manchurian engagement
a Japanese cfficer found a Pekmng
spaniel wondering lost between the
opposing lines. It came to whistle
and was at once aiffctionate. Later,
when the charge sounded, the dog
started fourth with his new friend;
but as it could not keep up with the
rush, the Jap Lucked it under his left
arm and so led his men to victory.
A cat belonging to the Dutchess of
Beaufcrt, being taken to a country
seat other than the one where it had
been born, turned back "home," after
two unhappy days, covering the 200
inteiv.3ning miles in safety.
A veteran police horse (October
285b) climbed the step; of a house on
Forty-fourth street, New York, and
thumped with his hoofs on the door,
helping arouse the sleeping tenants of
the smoke- fiiled rooms.
An Australian detective died In
A pril, dividing a $:35,000 property into
six shares seeming (qg2able to him.
These flivisions were specified in writ
Irgs, placed in sealed envelops, the
six he rs drawing them with no clue'
to the contents.
Baron Rothschild was named sole
beneficiary under the will of a Nice
miser. Abraham Fidler, who left him
$550,000 on the principle that "money
must seek money." The baron hunt
ed up the relatives of the departed
and gave each an equal share.
"This the last 'eill and testament
of me, John Taomas," read a certain
dccnment in Montreal, last July. "I
gave all my things to my relations to
be devided among them the best way
possible. N. B.: 1f anybody kicks up
a row he isnt to have anything."
R.ED TAFE AND THlE LAW.
In a lawsuit at Aberdeen, Wash.,
over a horse whose death the owner
attributed to a man who had hired it,
the court decided the animal had
Traced by - the impression of his
teeth in a half-eaten app'e, left in a
house at Basle, S m't zerland, a burglar
has confessed and been sentenced.'
In May the famous Stevens, Smith
"cow case" was closed In Colorado,
with a total of $2 500 attorneys' fees,
plus court charges. The cow, worth
only $30 in the first place, has been
dead 15 years.
Rhidolph Malter, a New York civil
engineer, was uncivil enough to hug
Miss Gladys Chapmanl, overlooking the
fact that he did nRot know the lady.
The magistrate thought the embrac
worth six month on the island."
Because a revolver, which he hac
purchased to kill himself with missed
1ire. Paul Schlardrum of San Bernar
dino, brought suit against the hard
ware company for the price of thE
Mrs.. Lawson of Richmond, Va.,
owns a cow and the cow o Nned a calf,
hut this last was drowned in a swamp.
Ther. u?)n the bereaved mother adop
Ded a fawn, first resouing it frcm a
hound which Lad caased it into the
Three brothers were wed ded to three
sisters an sister of the brothers to a
brother of the s'sters at Durren, E og
land, last September. in each of the
f, ur cases bride and groom were of 'the
same age, ranging from 19 to 28.
A young and pretty Balievue nurse
drupprd her stethoscope out of the
hospital window in May. It hit the
shoulder of a macuLine passer-by. The
two were married in Juae.
A couple were wedied in Hertz'eld,
Switzeriand, af..ei a courtship of 45
yearrand the exchange of 3,)00 love
letters; while, down in T-xzs a jilted
-,ain has sued his once fair lady for
$3),000 charging $5,000 to courtship
expenses at $7 a day for his time.
HULMORS OF LIGHT.KING.
Near a small town in Minnesota,
lightning struck an electric auto whose
oatteries ha- rin out. The stroke re
charged the oatteries and the ccou
pants ot ne machine ran it home.
A bo t struck the home of Kellar
Creagen, at Ringgold, Md., running
around his straw hat to above his left
ear, then dawn the side of his neck to
the body, tearing the shirt collar, then
d)wn his right leg, tearing the shoe
in half and splitting the great toe.
His skin was scorched but his hair
was not even singed.
The chatelain of the Castle of Ben
atonnaire, France, was sitting in a
chair when struck by a bolt. She was
herself uninjured, but on the back of
her dress was found a perfect picture
of the chair, to its minutes detail.
STRANGER THAN FICTION.
At the very hour of the assassina
tion of the R issian Grand Duke Ser
gins, his god daughter, in the Alexib
palace, declares he opened the door of
er room covered with bleeding
wounds, and exclaimed: ' Look, young
Enber Mason, who lives near In
dependence Qity, Ms., has tui't his
ow-i coffla from a tree he planted when
he first came to Jackson county, 72
years agc; while an Irish merchant
was buried in the spring, his requiem
being sung from a phonograph record
ae himself had made just berore death.
S:. L'.uls attrrneys found in F b
urary a missing heiress to an estate,
hrough the ccntinuous cries of a pet
porrot of the deceased 'I want to see
my Baltimore baby," was the clue
which lead to sLCZ8ss in the city
POULTRY in ODD ROLES
A brown Aflican goose in North
Atleboro, Miss., amazed Its owner by
producing an egg measuring 11 6-8
inches in circumference, while a hen
at Cleverton,E igland, was so extrav
auant as to incmude three yolks in on
It was fortunate for Mamie Gaul
on of Fort D.dge, [a., that she had
hicken for dirner on January 21, for
In the gizzard of the fowl she found a
ecklace she had lost two years ago.
Mrs. L':cy Seymour of Great B Lr
inton, Mass., has a han which lays
ggs each bearing the initial M (or W)
n the shell. Every time this fowi
lays an egg she pecks on tbe kitc'ien
wi dew till her mistress gathers in the
TRAGEDIES IN LITTLE
"I might as well dead as alive, I've
nothing to live for." As a tramp on
the road near Lnilgh, E riand, s lid
this he was stiuuk by lightning, dying
Dairing the singing of a pathetic
song, picturing "the old home"
scenes a ycurg man in a Caicago the
atre, shot himself. (February )
Sent to bed In punishment for a
little naughtiness which it transpired
later he did not commit, H arry Am
bler, a 14-year old Lndon boy, hung
At Stoke-on-Trent, England, in
September, a Mr. Latham assisted in
caring for a boy killed by' a dray. He
was bruised beyond reconzation,
out a more thorough examination of
the body showed the rescuer he had
teen working over his own son.
A Topeka girl, Mabel Huston, say
ed her father's wheat crop from a
threatening rain by given hugs and
kisses as p:izes to the laborers who
shocked the most grain.
Kansas has pro'libited the printIng
of menue cards in any languages say;
Tne worst hail storm in the history
of the State visited the eastern coun
ties late In July. The stones, fli~t in
shape, were many of them 12 inches
across. Hogs were killed, and horse=
and cows, blinded by the missilles,
stamped into the wire fencing and
were badly cut up.
Abrihiam Leakin, a New York tal
or, brought action in July for divorce
from his wife Dvosi, alleging that
"she" is a man. They had been mar
red 11 years.
A long Island gentleman, whose
wife had decided to establish residence
in Sioux, Falls that she might divorce
him, traveled West with her as she
was unaccusstomed to going ab .ut
alone-and didn't, like to, anyiway.
A Manchester, England, mechanic
applied for separation from his wife
on the ground of her "goodness."
"She put in so much time praying for
me," said he, "tha t he she has no time
fm housework, an' I2 have to do the
con'"THlE OLD FOLKS.
James Barns, aged 85, c:mipleted in
Setmber, the walk from N - York
to D.:s Moinen. Iowa. while in that
sm: month, E 1B. Barrnett (79) of
Wichiia, Kin., climed Bike's Peak,
making the round trip in 26 hours.
Tae roster of the Mississippi Agri
cultural college bears the name of
William Standifer, who at 70, has
started his collegiate aduzation.
Logan township. Michigan, has pro
duced the prize bridegroom in George
non wrho, at 98. and with sl3
vrandcildren, has just wedded a M s
Maud L.ve aged 34.
A house In Siyb:ook, Conn.. wa!
I set on fire in A pril by the rays of sun
light focus.d on a curtain by a gold.
A Canadian farmer, hurling a sledgE
'bammer at a 1 ~ing fox in June, un
earthe d a valuaole silver and nickel
Sim Waite of R-verside, Cil., be
cime the father of a boy on Wash
ington's birthday. Of hi,; nine other
so)ns one was oorn on Febuary 29,
two on April f )ol's diy, one on In
auguration day, one on groundhog's
day (Fab. 2) and one on Thanksgiv
BABIES AND FUNERALS.
Marie von Mater, a 5 year-old New
Yozker, lost a doll in Central P,rk, ad.
vertised for it-and received seven
dolls in answer.
In Fbru3ry, in accordance with
her will, Mrs. Constance Miller of
New Rocheile, N. Y., was cremated
her ashes placed in a work-basket f
which she had been very fond, and
then buried in her own yard.
B3.bi's arrived last Good Friday in
the homes of twin sisters, living with
in a block of each other on Colgar
street, L uisville. There was but 56
minutes d ifOrence In the hours of the
At his last rrquast, a Welchman
who died in February, was buried in
his Sunday clothes, his. sealskin cap
on his head, his walking ste t by his
side, his pipe in his fingers and plen
ty of tobacco in his pouch.
ALL WANT REWARD
Evcb Tries to Claim That He Arrest
Ed Dan Murphy.
Dan Murphy has been assigned to
his old q iarters in the State peniten
tary, and several persons are slaim
ing the reward c f .red for his arrest.
In commenting on the matter the
Augusta Chronicle sayi;
"Dan Murphy was arrested in this
city last May by Patrolmen Campbell
and O'Connell for Emanuel county,
Ga., authorities on a c :arge of horse
stealing, being c0ught 'on the goods."
Later, through some very clever
work of City Detective Tom Howard
and Chief Norris, it was discovered
and proven that he was the famous
"Taere was some diffi eulty in finally
securing hisidentifcition, but it has
been at last accomplished and Mur
phy has himself confessed it. There
was a reward of $200 offered ;or his
capture and three sets of claimants
have come forward and s( cred at
tcrneys to press their claims. Camp
bell and O'Connel c'4im it because
ttey arrested the man. Norris and
Howard, on the othcr hand, say that
Murphy was known only to the first
two as Frank Smith, the horse thief,
and they have gotten the 825 for this
'O i the other hand they claim the
reward on the ground that the courts
have decided it goes to the man
who discovered the identity of the per
son wanted. Swainsboro ffi aers
aso want a finger in the pie, though
any possible excuse for their claim is
Refused to Harry Her.
Miss A. Cafee Drake, who claims
to be a wealthy young woman of
Hendersonville. N. C., arrived in
Chester, Ps., Taursday night after
comir g one thousand miles from Fer
nadzz, Fia., to bexome tae bride or
Hwkes S. Thomson, a youth of
eighteen years of age, who came to
Chester two months ag"o from Forida
A fter the wonnn arniv ad in tne city,
her intended husband ref sed to have
anything to do with her, statirg that
ils people would not allow him to
marry. Miss Drake went L.o a local
boarding hcuse, and although she
made every efrfrt to interview the
young man, sne was refused admi'
tanceto the house of his aunt, Mrs
Tnomnas A. D.vers, where he is
stopping. Thomson says, he never~
intended marrying the woman.
Miss Drake is thirty-five years of age
beautiful and very r,.fined and educi
ted. Sne has telegrams and letters
from Tnompson asking her to come
here to be married.
Another Georgia Kiling
As a result of a diffculty at Jonesboro
G., on Tuesday night of last week
Ben Hil Dorsey, a prominent cit
izn of Jonesboro, Is dead and L -on
T. Milner. a well known farmer, is
painfully w.,unded The two men
WIth pistols met in front of the store
of R. M. Watterson near the post.
offie about 6 o'clock. Seven shots
were fire'd. Dorsey was shot In the
left side under the heart. Milner's
left thumb was shot fr ar d he was
also wounded in two othes places
It appears that he was beaten about
the face with the but end of a pistol.
The shooting was the result of the
renewing of a former difficulty over
family affa'rs. Dorsey was a brother
of Judge R. T. Dorsey of Atlanta.
He leaves six sons and two daughters.
Milner is unmirried. He surrender
ed to Sheriff B -own soon after the
shooting. He claims self defence.
The latest dispatch received fr>m
Tfib, Caucasia, today says that 300
nouses in the Mussulman quiarter
were set on fire by armed Armenians,
who pievented the inmates from leav
Ing, and fired on the fireman who at
temped to extinguish the flames. The
total number of Mussulmans k iled is
not yet ascertained, buit 57 Turkis3
subjects are knowned to have perish
N3 ae p~ , or Barge.
All hope of findirg the whal aback
barge Ba.th, lost by Lfne steamer BiU
View off Winter Q narter ligbt, dur
ing a storm, has been given up, as it
Is almost certain that the vessel found.
ered near Cipe Henry, and went to the
bottom with Captain MacKenzle, his
wife and five seamen.
The census bureau has issuc d a bul
letin showing the quantity of cotton
ginned from the growth of 1905 to
December 13, to be 9.282.191 bales,
cunting round bales as half bales, as
compared with 11,971.477 bales on the
same date In 1904, and 8,526,244 bales
aothe sam ae in 1903.
Chief of Police and His Aids Al
ter Trying Them.
BIG FIGHV AT TUKUA
Great Strike inaugurated in St, Peter.
burg But Wihout Serious Dis
orders. Severe Fighting Re
ported in Various
A dispatch from St. Petersburg
Russia, says since noon Thursday th
streets have b en filled with troops
especially those in the industrial see
tions. The railroad stations are bi
possession of the millitary.
Wholesale arrests of the leaders o
the workmen were made Toursda:
night. It is reported that the polio
include in their captures the member
of the second workmen's council who
were placed in the fortress of St. Pete:
and St. Paul with the membars of thf
first c juncil, who were arrested Satur
day night. A third council, however
promptly took the place of the second
Moscow is already cut off frown St
Petersburg and with the prcvince:
g-nerally 5here was no communicatior
According to thc latest informatior
the Litbunian insurrection has ex
tended into the province of Vitebsk
across the borders of L'vonia. Al
Kohunhusen the chief of police anc
his assistants were tried by a revolu
tionary tribunal and executed.
IG turns out that Txurm, in Kur
land, only surrendered after a severe
fight which lasted for 12 hours. The
insurrectionists bad fortified the towr
by throwing up entrenchments, beforE
which they dug pits. They also had
in position the michine guns recentll
captured by them. The trenches were
taken by storm, b:sth sidas losing
Tre latest information from Kaar
k ff says that 10,000 revolutionaries
are under arms ar-d that troops are
being concentrated for the purpose of
recapturing the city.
Tne strike started there at noon
very timely. In the centre of the city
toe shops were not closed, the pro
prietors having received guarantees
Vat if they r mained open they would
be given ample protection and that
any deputation of strikers seeking by
threats of force to compel the closing
of the shops would be Instantly ar
rested. Tnere was, however, an im
pressive demonstratio. in the Indus
Tne main interest in the strike of
the railroad men centered in the War
saw station, where the government
was to make a test of its abilty by
moving a train for BerliL. The depot
was packed with troops. Promptly at
noon there was a wild hurrah accom
panied by the roar of escaping steamn
and few minutes later the railroad
men walked out of the yard in a b.,y.
The authorities, ho wever, were pre
pared and after a delay of ten minutes
a. locomotive manned by soldiers of a
railroad battalion backed into the sta
tion and,. was coupled to the waiting
train which was crowded with people
seekin to depart from the unhanpy
cuntry. Lint s of soldiers with fixed
bay onets 11hnked the train and an of
ticial with four soldiers entered the
c rriages arnd thoroughly searched
~uem in order to ascertain if suspic
us persons were on board. As the of.
tiial and his escort left the train a
sgnai was given and 20 soldIers en
tered the baggage cars, while another
detachment was sattered through
arriages. The train then pulled out.
An extra c rlcad with wrecking ap
paratus was attached to the train to
b.: used in case of accident between
stations. The usual mail car was miss
i g. At other stations similar preca
uions were taken.
In the manufacturing districts be
yond the Warsaw and. Narva gates in
the Schlusselburg district, and in the
sections on barth sides of the Neva,
the workman generally obeyed the
summcns to strike and promptly at 12
oclock thouzsan. uf them emerged to
Police, Cossacks, soldiers of the
guard regiments and other patrels
were every where, but so far as report
ed no coliision marked the inaugura
dion of the strike. The workmer
seemed v.ary quiet but determined.
mue men of each factoy selected It
advance a certain number to act as
pockets for the purpose of preven~ting
any attempt to introduce strike break
es into the factories.
Killeid by Dyamite.
At New York six men were killet
and more than a dczen injured in a
dynamite explosion In an excavatior
for a new building opposite the Wal
dr-Astoria hotel at Filth aveune
and Thirty- fourth street. The ex
posion was caused by some workmer
who started to redrill a partialli
drilld hole in which several sticks
of dynamite had been left Tuesda3
night About twenty men were al
work in the vicinity ; some of whom'
were blown to atoms Eighty men weri
at work in the entire excavation.
The English Way.
At London, E.1gland, on Friday thi
rial ut Hugh Watt, former membe:
of Parliam -nt, charged with incitinj
Lired ageuts to murder his divorcei
wife, Julia Watt, and Sir Reginal'
R aauchamp, ended with a verdi~c a
guilty. Watt was sente ctd to fiv
years at penal selvituda.
Hiock Must klrng.
The supreme court of Illinois ha
refused a new trial to Johan Hoeli
the man who married about forty wc
men and killed several of them fo
their money. The hanging of Hoc]
will even up the score with the hang
i ng of Mrs. Mary Mabel Rogers i*
Vermont last v, eck. Crime is punihe
once in a while in places.
BISHOiP D iOPE
How fenator 7illman-s Fitchforl
lug 0 taBigSal ry.
Made It So Hot that a Man Holding
a Fat JL" on - the Panama
Canal Gave It Up.
A special dispatch from Washingtan
to the Augusta Herald says that fa.
mous "pitchfork of Senator Tillman
is not a very handsome weapon, and
in the olden days when chivalry was
rampart, it wou'd have been classed
as barbarous," out it is very effective
sometimes in tl-rowing-bad legislation
or bad administration to the glare of
tte public. For scm. weeks muc'1 was
said about one Bishop who was draw
ing a salary of $10,000 a year for sit
ting in a aand3omely fnrnished apart
ment at Washington and giving to
press, when the press called arcuad
for it, doses of sulohate defensio, of
the doir'gs of the Pnama Canal Com
1 misslon, out Mr. Bishop and the ad
ministration paid no attention to
what was being said, until Senator
Tlilman took the field with his pitch
fork and then Bishop, Shonts and
others run to cover and Senator Hale
was delegated to announce to the sen
ate that the ''press bureau" of the
commission would be discontinued.
Ii remains to be seen whether the
salary was abolished with the bu
Sinator Tillman exr -sses his de
termination to push mattersuntil a
reform in the salary list is brought
about all along the line. --i this he
will be joined by Senator Bicon. It
is not to be taken that S mator Till
man and Senator B-. cin are opposing
the construction of the canal, for they
are not, but are am ng its most ear
nest advocates, but they do not be
lieve in overweighting it with enor
mous salaries. In short, their motto
is "more dirt digging and less flash
As a nation we are only a little
more than a century old, but are old
enough to begin to talk about mark
ing historical spots, and commemo
atting a stone or bror ze the herole
acts of those who have passed from
sight. Amovg the heroic scenes of
the great contes4 for liberty was the
battle of Cowpens in Cherokee coua
ty, South Carolina.
The forces engaged were not large
tut-.t was a fiercly cortested battl
and displayed the power of untrained
Americans to contest with British
trained soldiers. .9presentativa
Finley, of South Carolina, has intro
ducd a bill appropriating $25,000 for
the.erection of a monument and in
closure on the ground where General
Diniel M~rgan made his heroic stand
Mr. Finley has also introduc3d a
bill appropriating one hundred thou
sand dollars for erection of a monu
ment on the ground where the most
noted battle in the south was fought,
on Kings Mountain. Representative
Kitchen has introluced a bill lookiP g
to the acceptance by the government
of the transfer from the state of
North Carolina of the ground and
monuments where the the battle of
G-uilford was fought.
The contest for the possessien of
the two Carolinas was most desper-.
ate; it was heroism displayed by the
solonists there that so delayed and
wasted away the strength of Corn
wallis as to make his final capture at
Yorktown possible and the whole
country will heartily indorse the
move to appropriately mark these
YOU.i G WIBEX VICTIE.
Assaulted and Beaten Into Insensi
bility by a Brute.
A dispatch from Greenville says
Mrs. Frank James, the young wife of
a prosperous farmer, living in Chick
Springs Township, between Greer's
and Taylor's was assaulted at her
home about dusk Tuesday L.ight, by
Andrew Thompson, a negro 40 years
old, who beat her into insensibil
ity, and threatened her with death if
Her hus3band, coming from work,
found her hysterical and disfigured
from the blows of the negro's fists.
The neighbors formed a posse and be
gan searching for the fiend. Consta
ble A. C. Raindey found Thompson in
a drunken stupor at his cabin, a mile
from the scene of the crime at 3
o'clock this morning.
Fearing a lync~ilng the constable
left the .oosse with the impreslon that
he was going to drive across the coun
try with his man, by the way of the
Paliis mountain road. They cut across
the ccuntry to head him off, and lynch
the prisoner, but he made a detour
and cought Southern train No 39 at
Taylor'o Station for Greenville. Rain
ey delivered the prisoner at the coun
ty jail by noon.
Excitement is intense about Greer's
and Taylor's. The young woman who
was asultei has been married three
years. She is the daughter of John
Duncan, and a member of an axcellent
country family, with an extensive
connection. The man who is said to
have assaulted her has lived in this
neighborhood all his life, and presum
ably committed the deea in a drunken
Boiler Blew Uu.
Three trainmen were kiA~d by the
explosion of a boiler of a freight en
gine on the Reading railway between
Bdirdsboro and Joanna, Pa., on Tuts
day of last week. What caused the
Iexplosion is not known. The boiler
Iwas liftea bodily from the frame and
ihurled into the woods. Nathing but
b the wheels and ma~chinery remained
on the rails.
Muirdee and1 Eobbed.:
s Two men namEd Sutherford and
,Murray, from P.ailadelphia, were kill
- ed by hIg iway men on a ranch at Diaz
r a small settlement in Chihuhau, MTh
E ico. A man named Instadi, of Los
-Angeles and anotter known as "Shor
2 ty" were wounded. The robbers es
capad. Nbo details of the light have
Attempts to Hold Up a Man in
Af ter Firing at intended Victim. lie
Secks Safety In Plight and
Makes His E cxpe.
The Columbia State says an. un
known highwayman, wearing a long
black overcoat, which reached to his
feet and enveloped his body, and
with a pair of automobi ists gcggleb
over his eyes, attempted to hold up
Capt E. S . Motte, the well known
Southern railway conductor, near the
corner of Elmwood and- Fast avenue
at 8 40 o'ciock Tuesday night of last
week and when Capt. Motte grapped
with him the local R Il.s fired at
him at a distates of a few feet and
ran, making his escape.
The affair occurred just off E!m
wood avenue in front of a vazant lot
aejoining the home of Mr. William
L imar. Ca t. Motto was on his way
home and had jist tu-ned into First
aveaue when he met a ycung
man who he at fi-st th'oght was an
acquaintance. The young man pass
ed Capt. Motte without speaking and
after taking two or three steps beyond
suddenly turned, and In a gruff voice
ordered the conductor to stop, and at
the same time commanded him to put
up his hands.
Capt. Motto, thinking that he rec.
ega zed the voice of an acquaintanc.e
anctnat it was a jest, turned and
asked what he meant by such behav
ior. Another stern order to throw
up is hands brought him to a full
realization of the situation. He de
manded to know who the man was
out was told that if he did not put
up his hands the robber would shoot.
Instead of doing as he was told, Capt.
Motte dashed at his assailant and at
tempted to overcome him but the un
known retreated out of his reach and
threatened to kill him if he did not
throw up his bands at once. In his
efforts to get a hold on his man he
caught the ; obber's pistol by the
muzzle but It slipped thrugh his
Seeing that he was unable to get
his hands on the elusive crook and
thinking that he might get within
reach by subterfuge. Capt. Motte
held his hands partly up and told the
gentleman of the goggles if he want.
ed thein any higher he could come
and Iut them up; but instead of do
Ing so he ordered the captain to turr
around. This strategy having failed
he again rushed at the young man,
but his grasping fingers came just
near enough to feel the goggles onthe
man's eyes and to close without tak
ing hold of anything.
The would-be highwayman leaped
back out of reach and at the same
time pulled the trigger of his already
cocked revolver; there was a blinding
dlash and a report, but the bullet for
tunately went wide of Its mark anc
the robber turned and ran at full
tilt toward Elm wood avenue, when
he turned westward toward the base
ball park and was soon lost to view.
Capt. Motte gave the alarm and attei
securing a gun, he with several neigh
bors followed in the direction taker
by the fugitive but were unable t
find any trace of him
-Capt. Motto said last night tha'
the man was probably not more than
25 years old and he estimated that he
was about 5 feet and 6 inches in
height and weighted about 150
pounds. He did not seem to be a
tough, tLut on the other hand, Capt.
Motte says that the unknown man
impressed him as being a person of
some .education, judging frcm the
pronuicciation and the tone of his
voice. Tne young man changed the
tone of his voice z'.ree different times
in the few words that he spoke, as
suming a fierce or grtff tone but
lapsing Into his natural softer voice
Capt. Motto had $15 in cash in his
pockets and his watch. Tuesday'was
pay day on the Southern and the rob
oer may have known this and been
waiting for one or more of the sever
al railroad men who reside in that
Saved -Thier Lives.
At Macon G.a. Walter McKinney, a
foreman at the Bibb cotton mills,
saved several factory -operatives from
possible death in an acaluent to the
machinery in the building Tuesday.
A large rope conveying the power
from the engine to the machineasnap
ed. A large number of operatives,
chiefly children, stampeded. By a
daring dash which endangered him he
headed off the rush and stoppe d them
?rcm jumping under a death trap
created by toe whirling rope. One
Tarred and F~eathered.
So- called prophets don't stand much
chance in K'.sas. Geor ge Huf f man
representing himself to be the "True
Prophet of Christ," was tarred and
feathered at Perth by a mob. After
the terrible punishment was applied
the man walked all night to Renfrew,
Grant county, Okla. He suffered
greatly from the cold, as he was with
out clothing. Hufiman is chahged
with inducing a farmer to give up his
property to him so that he could re
generate the world.
Killed by Stepson.
At Stony Point, Hawkins c~unty,
Tennessee, late Saturday atternoon,
Mrs. W. M. CJarr was shot and killed
by her stepson, aged 12 y ears. It Is
understood the shooting was acciden
tal. Mr. Carr, the husband of the
dead woman, is an extensive dealer in
horses and quite prominent. When
the tragedy occured he was at Clinch
port selling mules to the South and
Western railroad, and learned the
news by td epho e
Killed Wife and Self.
After accidently killing his wife
Saturday, WI.ltm etonroe McCarthy,
a Madison county Ala., farmer, cholo
roformed himself at his rome In the
Monrovia precinct, and was found
dead today. A note found in the
room stated that he was showing his
wife how to use a pistol; that it ex
ploded accidently and killed her, and
he was so horrified that he, too, must
It Is Urged 7 hat the Governmeni
Ehoul d Preserve
The Battle Ground, Where An Im.
portant Battle of the R.volution
ary War Was Fought.
The movement to get the national
government to purchase Revolution.
ary battlegroutds in this State is
1. rowing in favor. It has been publish.
ed in The State that a North Carolina
tongressman has introduced a bill tc
have the Kings M. untaln batteground
purchased for the sake of preserva
tion. The Columbia State says Gov.
Hevward Thursdaf received a very
intere 1 g letter from Mrs. Minnie
Edwards Russell of Anderson, whose
gre - grandc'ather was one of Marion'a
st. ff and was murdered by T.ries.
Mrs. Russell thus proposes the purch
ase of the Eut .w Springs battle
"in Th2e State of the 12th inst., an
article, copled from the Charlotte Ob
,er ver, states that Representative
Web : ofiNorth Carolina Las prepared~a
biil to introduce at this sessio. of con
gress. asking for an appropriation of
1100,000 to purchase the King's moun
tain battlegroud and to build a monu
ment in memory of the Revolutionary
heroes who perished there. In anoth
er issue of The State I noticed that
M j. L. W. HAbkell is to introduce a
b.l at the next legislature looking to
the rservation of the forests in
"Dur ng my recent trip to 0:ange
burg I went on +o Eatawville and re
vitited the battlefield of Eutaw
Springs. NawhEre in State can be
found such a wierd and picturesque
spot and In the vicinity are grand
avenues and forests of trees of many
virieties. I recall one of the former
of mammoth cottonwoods and anoth
Br at St. Julien of beautiful live oaks,
this avenue being a half mile in
"Tne national government should
>wn the R.volutionary battlefields of
the South as well as those of the
North. I would rather see the State
purchase the property, but the old
ry of poverty would be raised if the
ubject were up before our legislators.
suggest the subject of the purchase
f the battlegrounds of Eutaw Springs
o our mutual friend, Maj W. L
3laze of 0:3,ngeburg,and he promised
o use his infiluce with Representa
0ives Legare and Lever to secure the
ntroduction of a bill during this con
gress and also to secure an endorse
nent from my father's old friends,
fudge Iz ar and Hon. S. Dibble.
"Mr. Legare is the proper person to
rame the bill as he represents that
listrict, but if he does not take hold
: think I know a congressman who
"The owner of the ground, Gen.
)has. St. G. Sinclair, may not be
willing to sell, but I have been told
)y a gentleman, who is familiar wlth
;'e fight cv.r Niagara Falls in New
Fork, that the land could be condem
ed by the government. It looks as
f $100.000 should be si fi ient to pur
:hase Kg's Mountain and also E
~aw Springs and Ninty. Six.
''A few years ago the Ferguson M.ll
~ompany bought 15,000 acres of land
n the vicinity-of the spring and have
een cutting-timber up and down thre
.ntee river and sawing at the rate of
00.000 feet of lumber per day. I
aw a magnificant red-ceder right at
be springs being cut up for firewood.
t would be a shame to let the unique~
,d marvelous forestry of that region
e sacrficed withe. u. making some ef
ort to preserve it.
"If you approve of this initial at
empt to get a bill framed, will you
~lease write me to that i fact, and al
o write a letter to Congressman Li
are and enclose same to me? I wish
o secure a number of letters from
rcminent citfzens and forward them
n bulk to Mr. Legare. All to whom
have mentioned it have approved
ad promised aid."
A F~oolishr Boy.
"I will kill myself if you whip me. '
~Vith this threat Ralph Hart, a 13
ear old school boy, broke from his
nother's restraining grasp at the Hlart
ome in Memphis, Tennessee, and
natching a revolver, fired a bullet in
o his head. The boy is fatally injur
d and his death Is momentarily look
d for. Mrs. C. H Hart, his mother
was attempting to correct the lad's
isobt dience when the tragedy occur
ei. Laier the boy died in his moth
Had Two Wiv..
B. G. Gibbons, formerly a Metho
list preacher In Princess Anne county
faryland, aged 37 years, after leaving
letter in which he admitted that he
was a bigamist, and expressed his un
ying love for two wives, put a bullet
brough his head at his Norfolk home
riday, dying in a short time. Mrs.
ibbons No. 1, with her two young
~bildren, are here, while, according to
letter left by Gibbons, wife No. 2,
whom he-married In Valdo ,ta, Ga.,
ecember 14, Ise now at a hotel in At
anta, Ga. Gibbons lately had been
~mployad as a traveling salesman.
Suicide in Koraa.
Advices rEcrived bW the steamer
'remont say that Min Yong Whan,
he Korean minister who committed
1Uicde Rhen the treaty with Japan
was s'gned, did so becau.:a America
would not intervene. He left a let
ter to this affect. When his body
was carried to his residence his mother
ook poison and died. Cao Pioug S k
also poisoned himself with opium
when in his chair in the streets. A
state fuz.eral was ordered for the sui
Sans at hi Funeral.
A Sullivanr county Kansas, dead
mn sang at his own funeral. A
phonograph was placed on his coflini.
When the religious ceremony was
over the phonograph was turned on
and the church listened to the dead
mans voice rendering one of his fav
Killed by a Woman
At Paduc.k, Ky., W. Mv. Pryor aged
fifty- seven, a prominent farmer, was
shot and killed by Mis. Ella Gholson,
a young widow. Pryor ard Mrs.
Gholson were in a dispute over a tree
hih the woman wanted to cut down.
TO CUT DOWN
The South's Representation in
the House of Representatives.
WAR ON THE SOUTH.
Proposition to Cut South's Represeata
lion By About One-Half. Bill Intro.
duced By a New York Con
gressman and it May
A special dispatch from Wshing.
ton to the Charleston Evening Post
says the recent bill in the House by
Representative Bennett, of Nsa York
looking to reorganizrtion -f existing
delegations in the H.;use with a view
towards cutting down S3uthern repre.
sentation, portends treub. for that
Southern members are usod to the.
yearly cry of "Out down S-uthern
men" and so far agitation along this
line has amounted to nothing more
than mere threats of reduced repre.
Now, however, the situation does
not look so bright from a S.uthern
viewpoint,. Mr. Bennett has backing
this year that he has never had before.
He has behind him Crumpacker and
Keifer, of Oio, and Itis said that the
three have gone to work s7stamati-.
cally to carry out their plans for a
smaller white representation froi
Southern territory. .
Representative Crumpacker has for
a long time cerishis tre idea of see
ing fewer Democrats in- the -House.
He could find.no pretext upon which
to drive out N ,rthern met, hbnce his
attention was directed against those
of the South. He has done so much
talking about what he would do- to.
wards getting white Democrats ontof
the House that many have looked up
on him as harmless. He is now, how
ever, reenforced by Bennett and Keif
er, and the first move has been made
by the introduction of Mr. Bennett's
bill. He would ,redu3e the present
representation about one. half-fir
instance, South Carolina rom seven
to three or four, Virginia from ten t3
about seven and other Southern
States in like proportion.
The campiaint of Mr. Bennett Is
baed on the ground that the present
Southern apportionment violation-of
the fourteenth amendment of thecon
stitution, and that the disfranchnse
ment of the negro is uncwnstitutiona
null and voId. That is, .n substanci,
the gist of the bill.
Crdmpacker, Bennett- and Keifer
are not alone in the fight they are
making. With them stand, of course,
solid Republican forces ready to -take
part in the fight at the proper time.
As stated, representative K dIer
egan a fight of similar nature seven
ears ago when he was in tihe House
from Ohio but did not have the back-.
ng to sapPort him in his movamant.
e has been out of that body for per
ups five or six years, but has return
d with his supply of animosity none
he less diminished by his long ab
Mr. Bennett threatens to fire fls .
fist shot for reduction of Dam crats
oon after the hjlidays--as soon as he
an get his biE~ before the cmmilitee
ad has alread.y sounded his note of
In order to maintain the present
atio of Southern Democrats in the
Huse it wili be necessary for the mi
ority to heal the breacilnow existing
mong its members If it is 'intendei
~essen the chance of haviag a partio!
f its menbers retired through this
Wrecked by Dynamite.
At New York a bomb was hurl. d
brough one of the front wliows of
he Allied Iron associ;,tlon at Nu-'7
ast fourteenth stredt. 'It larded In
a room used ~for telephone pu poses
md exploding, wrected the place.
Several employes were In an a~ jning
rom but were only stunned by the
explosion. Fourteenth street was.
rowded at the time with thousands
of persons making their way to their
omes on the East Side and to Brook
yn by way of the new Williamsburg
bridge. For a time the crowd was
threatened with panic, but the arrival
:f the police reserves soon straighten
d matters out. Only fragments of
the missile couldi be picked up in the
wrecked room and no one could be
found who Saw the person who had
A Hero Negro DitS.
At Crawf erd, N. 3., Peter Brady
and a negro woman, whose life he
was attempting to save, were both
killed Friday by an express train.
Brady was the flagman on duty and
was at his post at the Scuth avenus
crossing here. The woman, who had
stopped on the track In front of an
app: oaching trair, appeared too dazed
and frightened to step off again. Bra
day ra to her adwasin the act of
carryiny her cif the track when the
engine struck and almnoss instantly
Carelessly L ft Gas On.
Willia'. M Brusch, proprietor~of
everal ,--ccery stores, with Clerk
Ocar Hohrein, was found dead in
is apartnfts in the city of New
York Thursday morning. A sister
o Brusch accidentally left the gas
turned on the kitchen range. She Is
in a critical condition at Roosevelt
Slashed Bis Wire.
At Philadelphia, Pa., after an all
night quarrel, John Meyers, age 45
years, stabbed his wile, aged 39 years
three times in the breast early Thurs
day morning and then plunged his
nie Into his own chest and slashed
h s throat. Bfh will probably die.
Durng the circ~us performance as
Hamilton. Ga., on Saturday night Ed
Daniel White was shot and kIlled 1ly
'Stick" Strickland, colored. Strick