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SWEARS EHE 1D
Vi BER TESTIMON.Y IN T;.-E BAM
BBRG POISONING CASE.
The Bunch Woman Claims That Mr.
G. B. Kit iell Fri hnened
Her Into Yprjury.
W. Clare D:ckinson, the man
charged with the poisoning of B. F.
Ried in Bamberg about the middle o
the month j ast ended, was release
Wednesday on bail b 1 Chief JustiC
Pope of the su:reme court. The pro
ceedings were brought by Dickinson',
attorneys and were based on L ffidavit.
from Alicia Bu- ch, who says tbat sb(
swore falsely at the cor mers izquesi
in placing the crime on the Qefen
dant. Siie swore at that time thal
Dickinson had given Red whiske
and that she was led to believe tVa
there was poison in it I the Efli a
vit submitted Wednesday she swear.
that she made this testimoany becausi
after Reed's death, Mr. G. B. Kit
troll, his brother in-law came to Le:
and told that'if she did not implicati
someone she might be banged. Mr
Kittrell after Rseds death bad tt
body exhumed and bad the stomaci
examined to show evidences of arse
nic poisoning. An albi is als: c'aimed
on the affidavits us-d Wednesday.
It is said that Dickinson and his
friends will nut drop tUe case but wiI
take it to the courts. B. F R ed died
on January 14. Tae day before he
claimed tha. he feh very unwell
abcut 3 o,clock in the afternoon and
died at 6 o'ch ek the next morning
the cause being assigned as paralysi;
of the train. H.s brother in law, Mr.
G. B. Kittrell. vas not at all sltifided
with tUis, on acccuat of the poms.r
theory and the bccy, by direc:iun of
Coroner J. H Z :igler, was disinterred.
Two physicians, Drs. Hoover and
Cjeckley, performed an autopsy, re
moved the stomach and the brain anc
stated that they fcund evidences o
poison having been administered. TnE
stomach was taken to 'Augutta anc
examined by Dr. John Schreider, wht
also dibcovered trecsi of arsenic.
Two women. one whiLe named
Alicia But. ci, and one colored iol1
Wesley, were arrested. An irq'isei
was held and Alicia But ch tes,.li-d
that on the murraing of JzLuary 13,
Reed and D.ckinson bad been at Lu:
house ard that the latter had giv-n
the former a drink of whiskey, but he
had not given any cne else any Lo
bad he taken any himself. Sei-~g
some people coming, he lumpe d out
of the vdndow, but Reed remaind
several he urs. Dickinson returned in
the afternoon and said to her "I
guess that will fix thc. ." S- t
further testified that Dicsinson had
tcld her ten days beftre tuat he
would kill Reed it he did not keep
away from her, and that sirce her ar
rest he had visited her at the j.il and
told her to say nothing about what h,,
had said about R e d.
The irqaest last Friday week and
Dickinson, on whcm suspicious
seems to have, as his relatave
had already employed a lawy r H. M.
Graham, was arrestied:. Hie was take:
to jail but a dispateni to Taie Smate o:
Monday predicted some crhanges in tue
case. O.i Tu sday a Bamoerg cis
patch said that the Buncn woman r.ad
declared ter testimony at the coron
er's inquest was false and that she
had pu the crime ou Dackinson t the
suggestion of some on~e, who told he:
that her neck might be cracked. Thi:
dispatch further stated that a comn
plete alibi was establisn~ed for Dickia?
The affiavits presented in the su
promo c..urt by Mr. B T. LaFitte, at
torney for Dickinson, are ins~oresting.
The Bunch woman testities that Reen
came to her house on the morning in
question and had been drinking, that
he took several drinks of wtniskey
while there and remained for a time.
After his death ste swears, G. B. Kit.
troll came to her house arnd saic: "I
you do puti the crime on some oz.e
they wih break your neck. Wuen te
told me that. I was so frightened 1
did not know what to do, so to savc
myself I made up my mind to put it
on W. 0. Dickinmon. I voluntarily
called Mr. Ed Dickerson, brother of
W. C. Dickerson, ana made ..he state
ment that allithe testimony I gave
before the coroner in reference to W.
0. Dickerson's connecdion with the
death of Ben F. R:Odt was ab:,olutely
false, that W. C. Dickers n was not ait
my house when Reea was there."
At the ir quest the woman had tes
tified that tne men came to her homse
abt ut 11 d'clck in the forenoon but
Dickinson submits an affaavit that he
did not leave his house that af ternoon
until 4 o'olock, and ttnat in the morn
ing he ws more tnan a mile distant
from the Bu1nch woman's hcuse. The
clerk in tne county dispensary makes
salavit that Dickinson and 0. 0.
Rowell came into the dispensary be
tween 10 and 11 o'clock in the morn
ing. Tais was a mile distant from
the acuse. L. B. Fawler saw Dickin
son, so he swears, all day between 9
a. m. and 2 p. m. except besween
noon and 1 p. m. Josepnine A R xan
der tesafies that Reed came to Mr.
Sam Felder's house (-e'nere it seems
that tne Buanen womnan wa4) about 11
o'clock and remained until 2 p. to.
Dickinson came there abt ut 4 p. m.
but, R::ed was not there then. C. C
Rowell was with Dickinson frcm 10
- a. m. until 2 p. m. except ab..us 15 t01
The order for bail was signed by
Cotief Justice Y. J. Pope and fixed In
the sum of $1,000.
A Bamberg telegram to The S'att
says: "A telegram was rectivedi here~
this af ternoon announcing the f act
that the supreme court had granted
ball in the sum of $1,000 to IV. Glare
D ckinson, coargea with the murvder
of B. F. Eed. A& few moments after
tne telegram was ree.!ived bail was
signed and Mr. Dickmuson released
from jail. He has been on thbe sttnets,
receiving c.ngratulations of his friends
In view of he f ict that affairs in the
case have turned so completely ine hise
favor-there bas been some td that
the case might now be dropped, but
Mr. Dickinson and his friends and rel.
ativEs will not egree to th?is. They
will insist that tue case go to trial."
A collision on the Great Northern
railway Tuesday night rer~ulted In tt e
death of an last f. ur p-rsons, at d
probably mocre. The Great Northern
limited, west bouni, crashed into an
east baund pav e g r near Columbia
Falls, Wash. The fireman on each
train was I: stantly killed. A num
ber of passengers on both trains were
it jured. Many coaches were piled up
on the wre ckage. A wreckirg outfit
and pha.iciars have been sent from
Great F Both ic motives were
turned c mpletely over and piled up
THLY CAME BACK.
Scught Homes in Oklaboma- Bnt
Ta- y A!1 Returned.
The Augusta Berald says there is
somethirg very signiicant in the an
ncu,.c.men, that of the one hundred
Se uth Carolinians who went cut tc
Oalahoma witha view to remaining
there parmanently there were only
thies who did rot return to theli
homes ia Soah C Lrulica.
Tie south is certainly good enoug'
for must people, and there are more
ieasons for this than the mere fac;
(hat we have -1 marked extremes of
.ea and cold, and that the sky 1E
0 c.>urse climate is the scuth't
gret--st and ranst gift. The free
Um L f cutdLor life is pleasan.ly pos
bib e the whule year r uad, whict
s not o:tly a mast tgreeable state o!
ff.crs in imelt, bat wica means a
great deal to the agriculturist. Na
urally, the p:act.cail Fspct of EnE
case is that wh~ch appeals most irre
.stibly to suc i home sezkers as thoe
,outherners who have rte.atly come
bac home again after viitiog the
west, and it is to the praczOeil as we*
as to the sentimental and romanti
standpoint that the south makes in
moet bure appeal.
To begin with, land Is cheaper herE
.han in the wtsi. Tnis is, of course.
a great consideration to thLse wh-.
have cnly a limited amount of mene3
to be expended in acres, and to whOoa
it me->ns much to have enough nore3
left over. after the purchare of the
requi:site amount of land, to build a
house and the out tu-ldings.
Taose interested in toe settlement
of the west have bad muca to say
about the greater ricaness of the lanc
there, but it is a well known faci
diat when the land is riciter In the
west than in this ection of the s-utt
is ir wLere it has been mo:a ituAUi
gably worked and iertil.z d tuan ir
other places- It has been demonstra
tee more t an once that oe farme
can raise over two buncred bushe s A
potators on a single c-e, whilf
anoth r can barely rdise o-e nundred
on the acre adj ining, even taeugr
b tn piec-s of i.tod have equal viues.
From which it is readily seen trat It
is tne mana as well as the land that
U questionably, the people of the
ee more en:rgetic and industri
tus than those of tuie sou. h, and this
I ir rely due to the fact that tra
westL La to-dlght Larder for w at it
gets than does the at uth. All wht
know this sectivn at all klo tLLt
t:;ere hundreds of growtt s here wtic.
Nature gises almost for the mere
asking. Because uI this the soutetrD
farm:r is aUle to support himself anc
family entir ely < if of wuat he raise,
bavii! in cle ar cash all that he re
ceives for cottor, corn and ouher pro
cuce carried to the n arkets.
Not ever a huadred miles from Au
guta there is a c.;rtain pr sperou,
farmer who sella q:antitse; of c tton
Ind coru anid wuo bu)s ats-;lutely
none of his supplies except salt. HE
raises his own beef ar:d purk and bas
plt nty of corn to fea d bis stock. He
owns rice fields ani raises nis tea.
ihe frot avenue lea l.ag to his house
b.1:g bordered by tea Dlants. Srga
and syrup he mrakes from th=. iugar
cane nie raises. Fruit and vegetables
of all kinds Le bas in greatat abun
da.a and he thas rece..tly begun to
can on a tremendous scale for the
market tomatoes, peeches, pears, ap
ples and b' rries.
E1isA a MaiL ABMIdBS.
A Bili Introduced in Congress to
Raise T acir Salaries.
The rural mail carriers in South
Carolina and throughout the country
will receive $900 por annum hereatrer
instE ad of thbe amount t bey are nojv
receivin'g, should the bill which has
oeen Introduced in the house fcr this
purpose by Mr. Alken pass. A dis
patch fr' m Washington to the Col
umbia Record says Mr. Aiken is
thoroughly ccnvincid that the mal
carriers of the state are too poorly
paid and that they shculd be better
taken care of than they are at present.
We agree with Mr. Ais~en. Wnen the
character of the work performed nythe
carriers is taken into consideration:
and the expense they have in keeping
horses and vehicles, nine hundred is
not to much to pay them.
It is said there Is danger that the
State may lose many of its tree deliv
ery routes at an early date, acbcording
to what Representative EKlerbe and
Johnson say concerning the matter.
Mr. Johnson recently called attention
to the fact that the postmaster gen
eral would soon cut tif many of the
rutes now in operation unless the
people patrorizing them sent out arid
received mo:e mail. "They must pa;
ronize the routes :jetter," he sala, if
the present facilities are to rsmain as
they are. It will be a question for
the people in the d:iferenc sections to
determine for the mselvas; if they
want rhem they must write more let
ters and receive more; the postC fil
deartmentIs in earnest about cut
ung them tif and we cannot do any
thng t> stop it unless the prople
Low t:-e proper appreciationa tY
what the govercment is doing for
"I wrote I he postmaster general a
etter ab ut ihree weeks ago askir~g
him to let the carriers on the rou~e4
weigh the m-al they handled to deter
mine wheerir there ha~d been a fall
irg off. I tave never received a re
ply t.o my communication, and Isup
p'ae a government agent wnl be sent
-ut boon to weigh toe quity of
matter handled. I hope the routes
cans be saved to the ptop:e in the
A movement has been started to
appral. to the Americt.n public t ir
contrbuticns of foodlst uff and man.
to relieve the dis:ress in the f -minri
stricken northern provinces of J.pan.
Acrding to i: f :rmanion received a t
yi Japanese embas.sy at Wasningtorn
te northern prov'nces f Jhp~n are
suffering from a severe famine which
Iony the quicks sr r--lef %ill be able t.
check. Ac~ording to the iL'f rmatio:
-b:sned to rics crop his year has been
oly about fifteen per cent. of the~
average crop and tnat the famine is
causing paicular sui-:ring I0 the
three northern n-ovinces of Foku
shn3, Miyagi an I sate, which havt:
togther a population cf about two'
miliio, Seven hundnr d tra usand.
Many of the ;eople are ergaged in the
silk trade arnd the fatiure of the si'k
ourut has augmented the general
The postmaster getelal has kir d
ly grantcd permnission for rural car
irs to deliver in nutomchiles- Now
f he vdill go a step further and pro
vide the automobless the carriers will
be supreme happy.
A HARD FIGHT.
Crew Battles Four Hours With Big
Snakes on Deck.
A nerve tingling story of a four
hour battle with two pythons twenty
dve feet long was brought into port
of New York recently by the steam
ship Indrasamba, together with a
tale, in lighter vein, of how an es
caped orangoutang nearly drove him.
.,elf crazy by pulling the cord 'of the
,teamer's whistle and failing to con
rect bis acTions with the maddening
shrieks of the signal. The vessel
took two months for the trip from the
Orient. Five pythons, eight orang
outangs, one hundred monkeys, one
leopard, two Indian deer and the
regular cargo of Oriental goods were
carried. Seven orangoutangs died on
The fight with the pythons took
place in the Indian O-ean. They
were taken to the deck in cages to be
%ashed. After the bath they lay in
the warm Sun aDd went to sleep. The
warmth proba ly made them feel at
home and they uncoiled. It was
about the time they usually Were
Two of the huge snakes writhf d
from between the bars of the eage&
and crept along the deck. Chief
Otiieer Thirkell was napping when
Ene startling sight of t e two reptiles
winding slowly toward him almost
unbalanced his mind. He broke re
cords getting to the stern, and yelled
to the crew. Ciptain Craven ordered
every man to arm him.elf heavily.
For an hour the men manceuvered
to pinion the heads and tails of the
scakcs. E iery time a man got near
one ef the escaped prisoners its tall
swung around like a carriage whip,
and a blow from it would have laid.
any man low. The Chinese and Ja
panese members of the crew were
driven frantic. Taey took to the
Tie captain, however, instilled
courage in o them by darting sadden
ly at the head of one snake and grip*
ping its neck. A starlwart .lacar
imoued with tne sam's spirit, shot in
i ke a pauther and grippe-d tme tail
With nets and blankets tne monster
qas enoesoed ana returied to tife
cage. TW s was after three hours o
fuotwork tr:at would have kept a
Tae other snake crawled to the top
of toe enDzne auuse and held its p-st
for aD uour, its nead swingizg fr.m
side to side, pendulum-like, alway:
r'ady to s;r ke. The venti ator, how
ev.'r, proved the snake's unadoing.
The python fell throrg the venti
lator into an alley way Irom whic I it
could not escape Haif a dozen nets,
a d zen blankets, and ropes were ler
down and tee snake unable to ex ri
;;t: itseif was capt ued.
A fe W days later an orangoutang
escaped an-i swung himself to the top
of tne engine house by the whistle
rope. A blast frightened it, and
c oatteri: g in terror. it pulled the rope
more vigo:cu ly. T.e terrife shrieks
of the whistle attracted tse crew.
Tae big mnkey fld to the rigging
and re-mained there all night, but
exnaustion made its c.ipture easy the
MAY B4MaDE PUBLIC.
.A Strong Statem -r e n Re cent Cen
mus Bureau Report.
President Harvie Jordan, of the
Southern Cotton Association, last
week gave out a statement in which
he takas severly to task the census
bureau at Washington for alleged
shor'comings- He says in part:
"The action of Director Njrth, o'
the census bureau, in failing to make
pu',lic all the Imformation ne secured
nom the ginners January 16 and his
persistent refusal to do so, in face of
repea ed demands, Is ex.citing consid
erable indignation throughout the
South. Mr. North asked. January 16
all ginners for the following informa -
"'How many bales ginned for the
season of 1905?.
"'Wniat is the averoge weight of
bales ginned to date?
"'Wnat is your estimate of the per
centage of eotton remaining to be gin
"Tne public received the result of
the answer to the first qustion on
Jhnuary 23 In the statement that 9,9
98,111 bales had been ginned. The re
suit of the other two Jr quirles have
been withheld so far. I wired Mr.
North Tuesday as follows.
" For what purpose was the average
weight of bales and estimated amount
of cotton to be ginned aftuer January
15 ebtained in your r c-nr ginners re-1
or? As this Is public offn ual ltofor
mnation, kIndly wire me toziy the re
suit of the estimates as shown.
"In reply to the abova, Mr. North
senct the following:
"Average bale weights will be
made publuc as soon as cain be compil
ed. Estimated amounts bo be ginrec
were ootsined, and only oproxImate
ly to eaabie ctnst.s ot~ee to dete rmninr
what countie~s must again be canvazs
ed for final report and not for public
use. Willbe puodshed if Congress
drectsit. R-;ssoudon to that efftc.
intr: duced hou0sF a iy.
(%:~ned) ''NoRTH Director."
Preside~nt J. twan sayis tuat 70,000
bales of the cropewe:s klnr:ed Prior i-o
September 1, and were cr-uu2 en in th I
cummercial crop of 19..4-05, but havec
'een made a 1art t U e cersus bun- i
s-an report of 9 998,111. Daducting .
the 470,000 b'.!es nrom t.o pubehe:dJ,
total of 9,998,111 leaves 9 528 1.11 toa
be counted it the eop ofr19,;5 06 A'nd
to tais 150 000 nales and there still re
:nains a crop under ten mildion bales.
He says wide investigation shows that
spct hr d.s a-e rnot selirg their cot
a .and rust practic-.lly tuere is no
c ,on for sal-e in the face of the pres
nt depre. stsn.
At Lowell. Mass., at least six prr
sors lust their lives in a tire whici;
partly demsoyed the R!ehardson Ho r
el, early F iday moratag. Toe fire
s arted a fewv mmnutes ber 2 o'clock C
ardte flames rpidiy communlcsted
to various p-.rts of the structuire. A
irge number vt 'xuosts .were in the;
hotel, and t ose wh2 were in the up.
per pars c~f the~building had little
canc& to esearsd by the stairways.
Tne firemen at ( 30 o'c. ccz found the
oead bodies of six w.>men in the top
flor of the htel.e
Mistskn ror Bu rglar.
At Hattiesburg, Miss., Jamesw
Hunter a well known man, was s:;ot ri
and instantly killi d durin-g the early Ic
morning .hours by Ban Cooper, who le
aleges that the man was tryirg to
break'into his house. Cooper says he c:
pened toe door and fired three shots, ~
each of which took fefict. Cooper im,1
meatel ga hmelu.t lb' h
SOLD AS SLA
MANY MISSION GIRLS ARE THUS
TRE.ATED BY THEIR PARENT3
An African Teacher Says the Old
Custom Condemns Many Wo
men to Bondage.
Marriage customs in Africa have
little consideration for the native
girls, who are in efflct as muc'i the
objzcts of barter and sale as ever they
were in the days when the slave trad
ers were prevalent on the West Coast.
A letter just received from the Pres
byterian mission station at Lolodorf
shows how the marviage "palaver"
interferes with the education of the
girls in the schools est -blisbed for
them by the Prtsbyterian Board of
Miss Jane K Mackerzle writes the
letter and, after telling of-the forma
tion of the girls toarding sc'iooi and
some details of the day's work of the
scholars whom she describers as intel
ilgent, clean little girls willing and
eager to learn, she writes:
"Veryhappy were the little girls
and free for several weeks. Then we
fell ur d -r the curse of the marriage
palaver. O-e girl, a house servant,
was sold to a man owning several
w>vts. When it came to delivery of
:.te goods the goods beca'me animated
in dissent-not indeed. that consent
oad been asked of the goods. The
station backed the girl. News of
nis d -fixe of god Nguxba custom
penetrat- d to the ends of the earth
and woke a thousand anxieties. The
social fabric was Imperilled. Two of
the little girls were led away weep
it g b. canny male relatives: this was
sad to see. My own little servant,
Makako, was ordered to her town by
her uncte. her father being dif in Bul,
where he is hunting goods with which
to buy a new wife upon whose pur.
etase he means to give Makako as
part payment. There you see the
exit of three li tle lrjuns.' The school
is depleted and illrepute.
"Puttzna up over night in Ipose
vhere one of the children Olives. I
hasrd fr m her that the townspeople
say cf the school, N> little girl may
marry who enters there. You are
remiaded, doubtless, of the legent ov
er the gate to Dante's hell. My sin
.gle state is a matter of common mar
vel-it does nt.help us in our pre
sent difficuty ard mty be taken as
srider ce of a cult fr'm which young
N.umbl maidenhecd must be - protect
"Mfun, the little girl In question
had her slate as a token of her hav
iog drunk at the wells of learning. It
hurg in her but as a diploma hangs
in a doctors c ffiae-witnessing to her
poor little acievements. She slept
in my hut and did me some service. I
paid my debt with a needle and some
thread. When next I go I shall take
her some papc :es. Patches are dear
to little Afr can girls. Poor Amana,
when she was taken away went down
the path wiping her eyes o-a her bits
"We were sad when these children
were taken away. Any work for girls
in a olygamous country is sad. Other
girh will coJme. Some whose parents
are Christian or other vise enlighten
ed we shall be able to keep: and some
will go. Yet not without benefit.
Something they will have learned of
reading and writing, of sewing and
washing, of truth and the love of
"The night before Miun left when
I asked the children f..r what they
wish me to pray, she said: Tell Bim
I am a'raid of getbing married. Iti is
a comfort to know that our high
priest was touched by the feeling cf
that pitecus little infirmity.
EX TRA TSRXS OF 00UaT.
[ateresting Discussion on the Subject
In the Senate.
The bill to repeal the statutory pro
vision for the holding of extra terms
of c urt by spec'al judges was opposed
by Senator Raysor. Notwithstanding
Iwo extra circuits, yet members of
aunties are still calling for aucht
eourts. Generally they are unsatis
factory and costly, but it is manda
ory in the constitution to provide for
reem, he said.
S anator McGowan read the consti
butonal provzmion making it plain
hat such courts cannot be abolished
Besides there Is nec:-ssity for them.
ynching Is sametimes justified be
:ause of the lnfrequer c' of courts and
aith more of them mt b v.olence could
>e m're exoediently haadled.
Senator B:ease of Newberry favor
ad tme bill. Taere is too much expense
:~oreced witi extra c.;urts and if
-gular judges cannot no the work
itrs ought to have their places.
iuch of tne fault lies in judges not,
orciog cases to trial. As to extra
urts for lynching, he said he didn't
~hlok the necesity would ever arise
o Nwoerry. In suc' erses the great
uy of the people w. uld act. They
'guld be right to act, and "I would
S..nator Blake saw no necessity for
xtra c~urBs, and scorad the lawyers
redy for negeci~ing to prepare their
,jes and brrg them to trial.
S :rator Endson opposed the bill.
n the c':urse of his, remarks he de
.sred that judges were entirely too
eer.t witu lawyers, too aTooommo
atii.g and too irten' seeking the good
il of the bor rather than looking
ter the real business of courts. The
ilatory reethods ra w a custom are a
tame to the state and the profession.
o long as jur'.cs indulge lawyers in
og-winded speeches and dilatory
actica so long will business be delay.
d. Reformation is sadly needed, but
nis bill wiJi not accomplish the pur
Snator Hudson said lawyers need
d discipine and tie~ c.>urts needed
udges who wo.uld take hold of the
deis. Hie has the greatest..respect
r the beocca and bar, tnt there~is a
ryir g need for reformation -~
By a vote of 20 to 12 the senate fi
einitely postponed tue bill.
A dispatch from Fiorola, Ala., says1
-rady Miller,. the 16 year-old son of1
'r. R L. Minei- was Wednesday night
10. an-i killed by the negro porter 6f
1 Lake View hotel. There were no
le witntsses to the shooting, but
e pstol shots were heard. A search
as made and nearby .was found the I
gro in a dying condlitn. He lived t
og enough to say that he and Mil- ~
r had eogaged in a pistol duel. C
nre is no *ay to arcartain tbe 1
iuse of the tragedy. Toung Miller d
s at home for a few days from t
cfford college, S. 0., -where he* had t
A PIENDISH ATTACK.
A Lady Attacked In Her Home By a
The Atlanta Journal says Mrs.
Mannie May Dupree, nineteen years
old, was knocked down and rendered
uncnscious and her throat slightly
cut Tussday afternoon of last week
by a negro in the kitchen of H. T.
Grogan, on the Jonesboro road, near
Cornell. Tae negro esciped and a
posse of blood hounds belonging t(
the federal prison, and the city and
county police are on his trail.
Dr. 0. 0. S-nith, who was called in
to attend the young woman found hez
unconsci us and bleeding from a
slight wound In the tbroat, Mrs. Da
pree is not seriously hurt and will re
To Dr. Smith Mrs. Dupree said she
did not remember the appearance o1
the negro. She did not state to the
doctor whether she was criminally as
saulted or whether an attempt of thal
kind had been made. It9hbelkved
however, that this was the"ttemp1
of the negro.
Mrs. Dupree's husband Is not the
city just now, and she had been hving
at the home of H. T Grogan.
Accounts of the time %hen the at
tack occurred diffar, but it bl though1
that it happened about 3.30 o'clocl
Tuesday af ternoon.
Mrs. Dupree had started to the
kitchen on an errand. Turning the
to go back into the house she wa
confronted Euddenly by a negro whC
dealt her a blow in the forehad. She
was knocked fiat on the flor and
there lay unconscious until other wo
men in. the house who had doubties
heard her scream when she fell ran tc
They found Mrs. D ipree in a state
of stupor and bleeding from a wound
in her throat, evidently inflicted from
a knife, or some sharp instrument.
Mrs. Dupree was picked up and
borne into a room, later Dr, Smith
was summoned. He tried to calm the
ycung wt man who had bLc.mO hyster
ical and examined the wound on hei
thrcat found that it was not serious.
ABOU' TEE WEATHE
This Year to Be One of hains and
Speakiag of the weather, says the
Newberry Observer, this is not -going
to be a good year for low ground orn,
for there are going to be heavy rainE
and freshets and overfiws of the bot
tom lands. This is not Tae Ooserv
er's original prognostication, but Mr.
D. E. Sease cf Newberry county sayl
so. He bases his opinion on the
weather of the 25th of January.
He says he has observed for the lauI
forty years that if January 25th Is a
bright clear day the bottoms do no
overfliw and of course there are good
crops cf bottom corn; but if the 25th
is cloudy or raining look out for over
fiws. The 25th this year was decid
edly cloudy and rainy. Another citi
zen's observation for the past three
years confirms Mr. Sease's forty yearn
observation. So if anybody goes ahead
now, in the face of prophecy, and
plants his bottoms in corn and loseE
his nrop he will have himself to
Speaking further of the weather it
is well enough to remember that
ground hog day is near at hand, and
we shall therefore know soon whethe:
we are to have an early or late spring.
Ground hog day is February 2nd, and
it is a well established fact, though
some skeptical people questi n it,
that if the ground hag cmes out of
his hole that day and sees his sha.dan
he will hasten bsack toi continue his
hibernation fer many weeks to come;
but if he does not see his shadow he
will remain out, and spring may be
expected early. Of course this all
depends upon whether the second day
of February is a clear day or cloudy.
Everybody except the highly skeptical
will watch with interest for ground
hog day to see whether it Is to be
clear or cloudy and whether, there
fore, we aie to have a late or early
Victim of Assassan.
A dispatch from Tifi1i says the
murder of General Griarzueff, chief of
the staff of the Viceroy of the Cauca
sus, was most dramatic and audacious.
The assassin evidently had studied
the habits of his victim and lay in
wait behind a wall of the Alexander
Garden opposite the entrance to the
palace, where a carriage was drawn
up to take the general for his daily
drive. The asasin impersonated a
painter, carrying the bomb with which
he committed the crime concealed in
a paint can. He was thus able to reach
his place of ambus without suspicion,
General Griarsooff, clad In a crimson
uniform, made a shining target. As
tne general steppgd into thei carralge,
the man spranig on tihe wall, swung
the can by a cord and the'bcmb, as if
shrown from a sling pith marvalous
precision, sped straigfrt to the' mark
and struck the general on the neck.i
A flash of fire and a terrific explosion
[ollowed, and Griaznoff was literally
blown out of the carriage, with his
oachman and Cassack orderly, and
toe laster's horse was instantly kill.
d. A lady who was passing at ahe
ime of the explosion was mortally
wounded. The assasin was caught,
eten into insensibility by the'In
furiated soldiers and carried off to the
acient for tress above the city, where,
s Tiflis is unaer martial law, he will
prbably be executed at dawn. His
dentity is unknown.
One Jionest Man.
The Newberry Observer says: "A
are and very old incident has hap.
ened to a certain lawyer in that
owir. In place of this attorney foro
ng another to pay a debt, he himself
was almost forced to receive a certain
mount of money, the facts being
bout these: A man; whose namii4t
a not necessaryto mention, :carbe tio
ye attorney and demaiddihat .he
~ake this-sma~ll amountvcfmontey and
cdeavor to deliver it fe ttfe..dielrs of
certain bla.ckinn folpetter Who
ad years agosdone sogme.1iorgor the
nnamed payer-this amannt iclud
d the interest. This Is a payment
y a white man of limited means of a
ebt long out of date, and with Inter
erest on-an open account, to or for. a
lack man who may have been deed
onig since. So there Is certainty one
onest man in Newberry county"
China has recently Issued and edict
rohibiting, except in the treaty ports,
e sale of metal-rlmmcd spectacles.
'an shoes -are also tab20ed, and -any.
e dealing in -them renders himself
able to decapitation. The latteri
rastic regulation is due to the fact I
at yellow is there the imperial color,
be worn by none save members ofa
A WEIRD XPEEIENC.
Teils How He Was Hanged as a Spy
B.v. J. T. Mann, of Jackson. Miss.
an ex-Confederate ejays the distinc
tion of being the only soldier of the
Southern army who was hanged for a
spy and still lives to tell tte story.
Mr. Mann was a member of Compa
ny 0, Third Louisiana Battalion, and
his thrilling story of how he was hang
ed as a 0,nfederate spy f irms one of
I the most interesting incidents of the
Civil War. In April, 1864, Mr. Mann
who was then with his company at
Barrancas, Fla., volunteered to set
fire to a powder magaz ne of the Fed
eral troops in order that the Confed
erate beseiging forces could make a
surprise attack during the confusion
The perilous task was undertaken
Under cover of darkness, Mr. Mann
crept close enough to throw a bale of
burning twine, steeped in turpentine
Dto the building where the explo
fives were kept, and the burning ball
el short of the mark and missed its
Mann was chased by the Federal
sentinels and captured. When car
ried to camp the intarniated troops,
who had b 3en aware of their narrow
escape from being blown to atoms
made haste to hang him. A noose
was placed ab- ut his neck, one end of
the rope throp n over the pr j 3cting
joist of a b ilding aod the prisoner
loisted into the air. When lifa was
apparently -xtinct, a Vermont offeer
ordered his body cut down.
A controversy then arose among the
troops, some claiming tbat the wrong
man had been hanged, and an effort
was made to resuscitate Mann. After
working diligently for two hours, the
pr'aoner was brought back to life and
kept in custody uatil the close of the
Mann still bears sears on his neck
showing where the flesh was torn by
,he rope, and in describing the av-f il
ordeal he says that his first sensa
tion felt when Ierked from the ground
was that akin to standing near a
steam boiler explosion. Afterward,
the sedsation of frigbtfal pain passed
away and beford lasping into uncoun
sciousness he began to hear so..d i of
the most entrancing muic.
He was tried by court-martial as a
spy, after the capture, but the tribu
nal could not establish his idenity.
A WAR TIXE REMIKDZR. .
The Blockade Runner Habe at Last
A dispatch from Washington, N
C., says the east shore of Wrightsville
beach presented an interesting sight
Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of
Lumina. This 1portion of the beach
was strewn with wreckage of the old
hunk that has been ashore ( if Lumina
since the civil war. Tnis buik repre
sents all that remains that piled be
tween Wilmingten and the West in
dies. The storm of Thursday night
bore into the wreck and toosed a great
amount of debris upon the shore. So
powerful was the raging sea that the
old Iron safe aboard the ship was
washed up on the beach and formed
the most interesting obj ct fjr the
sightseers Wednesday. A quantity
of old Iron pipe and part of the ves
sel's shaft were also washed ashore,
as well as odd bits of hardware, in
cluding home-made nails. One of the
most interesting curious picked up
was an old and very rusty cirving
The safe is a vecry heavy one and
has corroded very baaly. It is a com
bination safe, though In was supposed
that tne Safa abiard was of the old.
fashioned lock and key type. The safe
was broken into but cont-ained noth
ing save a very small portion cf a gold
chain. The safe had eviiently been
opened by the offcers when It was
seen that the ship could not be saved.
Only a part of the old hulk was torn
apart and washed ashore as the great
est portion still remains and looms up
plainly in sight of those who peer sea
ward from the vicinity of Lumina.
It is supposed tha~t the hulk is that
of the blackade runner Hebe, which
was driven ashore under fire of the
Federal blockaders during the war.
The Hebe and the blockade runner
Dee are known to have gone down
about off Lumina, but the wreck in
question is ithough to be that of the
'former. The General Beauregard went
aground farther down towards Caro
lina beach. Another ship lost in block
ade running was the Emma.
The Hebe and the Dae are said to
,have been exceedingly handsome boats
and daring dlookade runners. Tney
made their last stand gailantly, but
the- Federal boats forced them
aground and then poured shot and
shell into them for some time after
wards. Many of the crew escaped by
making the beach safely, while others
were captured and some are supposed
to have been killed.
Length of years is not life.
lA right start is half the task.
MWorries wear out more men than
~his not necsssary to be~grouchy In
raer to be grave.
Whin a man asks you.for advice you
are-dlways -safe in Inquiring what
kind hepwnts and then giving It to
The..man who searches his own
heart Is not apt-to find flaws in the
hearts of .others.
People lio bprrow trouble are al
ways in debt.
People wife listen have no right to
complain of gosalps.
There is ai vast difference between
iberlity Ead prodigality,
Aw'iell wora-suit paid for Is better
than a fine suit worried about.
Many pfayertthat are -started up
ward find lodge-in the basemeilt.
A balance in the bank taay is bet
er than a good time one day last
It is a good thing for a lot of hus
ands that their wives do not go on
srike for wages.
A great many men have achieved
eputations for wisdom by making
wo or three good guesses.
The emptier a mans head the loud
r he boast of how much liquor his e
tomach will hold.
One of the sweetest things in life is e
aing so lived it you can look back on t
ost of it with pleasure.
Only thenman who has no boys of
ds own Is capable of giving expert ad- e
ice on how ta raise sons.
W. L. Wicker, a prominent livery
an of Montezaima, Ga., committed h
icide on Saturday by shooting him
elf with a pistol. He leaves a wife i
ad two daughters. It is thought that f
RAPID GROWTH OF THE NAVY.
American the Most Rapidly Augment
ed Naval Center.
The American navy has became. so
great numerically that the old Ameri
can way of listing warships, that is, ac
cording to their size, has had to be
abandoned. The officers of the navy
have been compelled to spe the British
in style of listing, which disregards
size, and write down the names in
The outlook is that the fiscal year
1905-6 will see more ships of great
fighting power added to the American
list than any like period in the history
of the world.
The tonnage of armored ships of the
first rate has risen from 59,619 to 154,
544. During that period such well
known vessels 'as the battleship Texas,
the cruisers Minneapolis and Columbia,
once the fastest warships in the world;
the Olympia and Chicago, the latter a
member of the first white squadron.
have dropped down among the second
an third raters. The monitor Puritan
has also been dropped down among the
The only branch of the navy that has
not shown a great increase in a period
of four years is that of tugs. There
were forty tugs, then, and the list still
shows that number, although two of
the old ones have. disappeared. but new
ones have taken their places.
Instead of 19 torpedo vessels there
are 58 second-rate ships. There are 1'i
48. as against 73, and under con
struction 39, as against 60. The
ships now under construction comprise
13 first-rate battleships and 6 first-rate
armored cruisers, as against 10 battle
ships then and only 4 armored cruisers.
The big total of 60 was made up
largely of tcrpedo boats v-hich have
been completei and are now in service.
Eight of the 10 battleships then under
construction have been finished. Of the
13 battleships under construction now,
11 have been authorized since she In
coming of President Roosevelt.
Japanese in the Wool Market.
Japanese enterprise in various man
ufacturing industries is being felt in
the Japanese markets by British and
German traders. Ernest L. Harris, com
inertial agent at Eibenstock, Germany,
writes on this subject:
"The products of Japan's industries
are gradually forcing themselves into
various markets of the world where
their competition is being keenly felt
by English and German traders. Japa
nese ingenuity and industry are begin
ning to exert an Influence to such an
extent that their exports are increas
ing, while at the same time the mar
kets in Japan are passing more and
more into the hands of home manufac
turers. This is causing a reduction of
imports. It has long -been thought that
the Japanese were masters of the art of
imitation, but it is now generally ad
mitted the world over that they also
possess powers of great initiative.
4, recent report of the British consul
at Kobe records the fact that tne im
port of cotton yarns shows a big de
crease, due to the increased growth of
the Japanese industry, which is gradu
ally but surely ousting Lancashire
coarse cottons from the Japanese mar
ket. Among woolen manufacturers the
outlook ior imported goods is not very
bright. The manufacture of flannels in
Osaka has inproved to such an extent
that imports of this article have fallen
off considerably. Japanese manufac
turers today are producing the cheap
est kind of cotton underwear, socks,
to"et soaps and lamps. The indigo and
tobacco trades are also rapidly passing
into Japanese hands."
Get Out of Prison by rdarryi-g.
In some prtts of Siam girls who
reach a certain age without marrying
are plhced in a privileged elass under
the special care of the king; who binds
himself to find a husband for them alL.
His method is simplicity itself. A pris
oner in any one of the Siamese jails
may gain his pardon and release by
marrying one of the ineligible class.
Whether-he is already married or not
is of no great consequence, for in Siam
a man is not restricted to one wife; but
still many prisoners prefer jail.
We Usually Find Our Level.
Do not hypnotize yourself with the
idea that you are being kept down. Do
not talk such nonsense. Nobody of
any sense would believe it. People will
only laugh at you. Only one thing is
keeping you down, and that is your
self. There is probably some trouble
somewhere with you. Of course, there
are employers who are unjust to their
help; there are instance in whiich em
ployes are kept back when they should
be advanced; but, as a rule, this i only
temporary, and they usually find their
level somewhere.-Success Magazine.
Sultan's Costly Dinners.
Five thousand dollars Is about the
average cost of dinner in the Turkish
sultan's palace. The meal comprises
ifty or more dishes daily, and the sul
an generally partakes from five to six.
very dish, before It reaches the royal
able, Is tasted In the kitchen by the
rand vizier to guard against poison.
t is then scaled and taken to the aul
an. -Tlif vast cost of these repasts
omes from the fact that guests and re
ainers who dine at the sultan's daily
xpense number several thousands.
Lightning can only be photographed
at night. It is also Impossible to use
ny cap or shutter for this work, Inas
uch as the eyes do not observe a
iash of lightning till at least a tenth
f a second after it has passed. So
hat, having focused your camera be
frehand, draw the shutter and hold the
amera in the direction you think the
lash will take; and you must trust to
he c'ourtesy of the lightning to be
here to time.-London Magazine.
' IBlow Open Safe.
At ForsythjGa., the safe of thea
1'ro Manufacturing company a
lown open at 1.30 o'clock Wednesday
ornihg. The toivn's night watchman
ws Qterpowered, gagged and tied by
ry Thrsa monianginw prar b
au condition. The burg'ars got about d
00 In money, but it Is impossible to
imate at this time the value of pa
ers taken and destroyed.I
TEE following figures show the
onparative vralues of farm prcducts
~the United States: Corn, 84,216,- 9
0,000; milk and butter, 6665,000,000; g
ton, 8575,000,000; wheat, 8525,- di
0,000; eggs, $520,0CO.000; oats,
82000,000; hay, $605,000,000, po
atoes, 8138,000,000; tobacco, $ 52,- S
00,000. It will be noticed that cot- h
n, our great staple crop, is worth
oly a few more mIllion dollars thanH
e egg crop. O
InE legislative assembly of Cuba
s voted to make Miss Alice Boose- ca
lt a present 825,000 on the cccasion Sh
her marriage the 17th of February to
Congressman Nicholas Longworth gra
WORLD'S OLU ST INDUSTRY.
Manufacture of Gun Flints-Still
Used in Africa and Asia.
Probably the oldest established busi
ness in the world is at Brandon, in Suf
folk, where the manufacture of gun
flints has been carried on as the suc
cessor to the prehistoric manufacture
of arrow heads from the same mate
rial. It is estimated that for more than
ten thousand years flint working has
been carried on at that spot; the only
change made since those early days be
ing in the Introduction of metal tools
for working the flints in place of the
stone and horn of the average.
Gun flints are still in use in various
parts of Asia and Africa, where the
possession of percussicn cartridges is
forbidden to the natives. The average
weekly production is still 150,000,
though In the days when the flint lock
was the universal arm millions were
turned out weekly, since Brandon is
noted as producing the best flints made.
Gun flints are not the only product,
however, for in Latin Europe the
"strike-a-light" Is still given the pref
erence over matches, and of these about
twenty thousand a week are manufac
tured for the Italian and Spanish trade.
During the Boer war 14,000 flints were
issued to the British troops and were
found valuable in emergencies where
the ordinary match would not have
The strata of flint are in five layers
on Liugheath Common, a mile south
east of the village. Each miner works
by himself, employing the same meth
ods as were followed by the earlier
workmen, the ground being uncovered
in layers or "steps," that the dirt may
be carried away without the use of
windlass and buckets.
The product is sold to the chippers,
who work at their homes in the village.
In spite of the fact that each blow of
the hammer is from a different angle
and is struck with various force, the
workman instinctively guides the chisel
and the flakes fall Into the baskets in
an almost continuous stream. They -
are shaped with a chisel-like hammer
on a block of iron and are then packed
Into barrels containing from 5,000 to
Child Marriages in India.
More than 250,000 girls in India, 5
years of age or less, were already mar
ried when the last census was taken,
and of these necessarily many have
become widows. Between 5 and 10
years the number of znarried girls was
well over 2,000,000, between 10 and 15
years It had risen to nearly 7,000,000.
Of course, to the girls in the first two
categories marriage meant nothing
more than a contract entered into for
them by others, !ong before they them
selves were capable of understanding
It; many of them had been bound by
engagements when they were still chil
dren in arms; some had even been be
trothed before they were born.
Most of the widows of such tender
years become so before they know what
widowhood means. It is only as they
grow out of infancy that they learn the
sad life to which they are condemned,
a life of misery which is inconceivable
to people of western countries, yet Is
enforced by Hindoo customs. 'It,is a
life of hardship, of unmerited shame, of
Irksome penances and of wearisome at
tendance at religious functions.
Though the English law in India
would recognize the legality of a re
marriage of these youthful widows, in
exorable custom forbids it and its oc
currence is rare. There were in India
In 1901 nearly 426,000 widows under 15
years of age, of which nearly 20,000
were less than 5 years old.
Measuring Eye Jumps.
We know that an eye, at ordinary
reading distance, takes in about one
Inch of a line at a time, and that In
reading a line of an ordinary book the
eye makes five .or six (more or 1ess,
according to the length of the line) dis
tinct jumps. But how many know
what direction the eye takes in making
these jumps? And, as the movements
are so very minute and rapid, how have
they beer. studied? A very Ingenious
means has been employed, as follows:
A beam of light is thrown upon the
cornea of the eye under examination,
and this beam Is reflected by the cor
nea on to a photographic plate. As the
eye moves In reading the reflected beam.
also moves, and upon developing the
plate, which Is also kept moving, a zig
zag line Is found. A study of such
photographic tracings shows that the
eyes In turning back to pick up the
next line have some diffculty In so do
The longer the line of print the great
er the effort, and for this reason we
may conclude that a narrow line Is bet
ter for an eye than a long one, and If
the line be much wider than the ordi
nary newspaper column there Is great
er effort Involved.-Je.welers' Circular
Whale Meat Ir'stead of Beef.
Newfoundland Is developing a new
ndustry, in the form of selling whale
meat in place of beef. One of the deal
ers says that the new meat tastes more
[Ike venison than beef, and plans are
already oeing made to ship some to
England, where It Is expected that It
will sell for at least 12 cents a pound.
Longest Submarine TunneT..
The longest submin.fe tunnel In the
world runs beneath the River Severn.
rhe total length of It Is four miles six
~undred and twenty-four yards, and of
his two and a quarter miles lie from
orty-flv~e feet to one hunred feet below
he estuary of the river already named.
A Shark's Human Prey.
On cutting open a shark, 16 feet long,
~aught In the Bay of Naples, some fish
rmen the other day found inside the
nonster's stomach the body or a boy
>f 8 years who had been missing from
is home for some days.-London
PitSIDENr Snyder has just receivcd
letter announcing that the general
ucaton board of New York had
pproprated $25,000 to the endow
Lent of W iford College. The only
md'ton attaching to the gift is that
e friends of Wc-fford should complete
i Jnne 15, J9071, the $100,000 whIch
ir. Child Is now raisIng. Tiiis con
ltion is of the nature of an appeal to
.1 frends of We if rd to make abso
tely cartain Dr. Child's succss.
THE grand lur) of Greenville coun
last week reccmmended that all
~rsons who appeared, by the investi
,ton lately had, to have engaged In
~fraudng the county be indicted by
ie solicitor and prosecuted. Among -
e number are two sons of the late
pervsor, 3. B. Speegle, now dead,
agstrate F. B -Mc1ee and his con
ble, Jail Physician B-amlett, Poor
mse Keeper R sv. Talley, and many
Every ye ung girl should, If practi- 4
ble.. have an a!lowan~e. At first it -
luld be very small, just gifllert ~
cover her little expenses- RAs she.
>ws older It should be ammually in.