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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 28, 1906. NO. 22.
TRIED 10 BRIBE.
Friend of Pickpockets Paid a
Deputy Sheriff to
LET THI M GET AWAY.
The Officer Played Out The Game and
Caught the Visiting Crooks in
a Trap, ?f ho Jls Now in the
Mesbes of the Law in
H. G. Miller of Chiczgo, who has
made several trips -from the Windy
City to Co-a-bia in the int rest of
the pickptccets who were *onvicted
Wednesday of last week and sentenc
ed to ten years in the penitentiary,
has turned out to be a eroek also, a
has been intimated by The S;ate
since the Chicago man appeared upon
the scene. He was arrested for at
Lempting to bribe Depuzy Sherff W.
C. Catheart to a&s in the reletee or
the p crp chets. The following ac
Count 01 the mtter from The State
will be r-- d wim: i:tere't-:
Mr. (at.cart. kigowing the man
with wt:.im he was d.aling, laid a
clever trap to catch him in his dirt)
work and carried it out to-a finish.
Immediately after receiving the mon
ey he notified Detcctive Thackham,
who was aiding him, and then Sheriff
Colemaa, his Immediate superior.
Sheriff Culeman in turn reported the
matter to Judge Hydrick as soon as
he ..reached Lue court Wednesday
morning. Judge Hyd-ck, acting with
characteristic dec.s on, ordered the
immediate arreet f 3111-er and Wed
nesday night Miller s.ept in the R-ch
land county jill with his pal, Shultz
and Beckwitn, alias Kavanaugh.
Tucaday night as Mr. Cathcart wau
on his way to the jail wita the prisor.
ers from The court room he was ap
proached by Miller, who, in passing,
whispered into his ear: "I want to
speak to you a few minutes. Come up
to the hotel to see me."
At the appointed hour Mr. Cat.
cart went to the hotel, but found Mil
ler at dinner. In a short while he re
turned and upon arriving at the hotel
was accosted by Miller in front, on the
street. He led the deputy sheriff to L
seat near the edge ot the p*vement
and said: 'I - ant to talk L isiness
with jyn." Mr. Cthcart re -lied.
"All right, I am ytur man."
Miller then commented upon -the
sudden adverse turn the case vad
taken and displ q ye unUur. LervOLS
ness. He se ed Mr. Ca:.hcart to wall
with him, I-- tat matters 161 ked
serious and asked Mr. Catbeart howx
Inuch he wcuid take ".to put Beck
with, abas Kvaniugh, and Shuli Z on
the ground," meani'-g, it w.~as inferre-.
to aid in se-'uriug their rehkase.
Mr. Ca-heart seeing that his plan
was working cut, repled: "Ye u will
have to nair.6 the price." Tne foxy
Chicagcanl glarcing ne:'vously arcurna,
held up two fir-gers and asked, "How
wuld that do?" Mr. Cathcart wanted
to know just what ne meant bof tht
"Hundreds," replied Mailer. "That's~
all right with me," said Mr. OatL
During this time the two men had
waked from the Columbia hotel to
the postrui,:~e and were reraurning. Mr
Catcar; told Mier that th~ey cugh.
not to' be seen t~gether arnd that he
would go on the other side of the
steest and would meet him again at
the hotel, while Miller went to the
hotel so get the neceary cash.
As soon as Mill-?r came out of th~e
hotel he suggeted thr-t they take a
car, which they did. They rode how
ever, only two blocks, to th-e post(.flce.
Here they left the cae, walkir.g GOWn
Lurel street from Mamn to Sumter.
While down Laarel street Miller satedI
the deputy sheriff if be cuaewed gum|
and being informed that he d:d, Mil
ler went imto an ma~ide pocket, bring
ng out apaciage ct gum on which
appeared mn large letters "ltxie, I
won't tell," which he handed so Mr.
Cathart. While in the darkest pars
of the bicck Miller fruddenly shook
ands surreptiouSly with Mr. Oath
cart and left $200 in greenbacks In:
his palm. They then separated, Mil
1r returning to his hotel and Mr.
Cathat going directly to his home,
where he reported the matter by teie
*phone to the sheriff.
-As soon as Judge Hvdrick reached
the couira house Wednesday morning
Sheriff Coleman reported the brinery
to his honor, who called' in Deputy
athcart, and~ after hearing a state
mnt from him, ordered that Miller be
carefullY guarded-and not allowed to
leave the court room un'der any cir
cumstances. Officers were detailed to
keep close watch on Miller and guard
the exits of the court room. Miller
evidently became suspicious that all
was not going well and attempted to
leave the court room, when he was
stopped by a detective and told that
he could not leave the rcom. V~ry
soon thereafter, acting under instruc
tions from Judge Hydrick, the sherff
placd Miller under arrest and gave
him a seat in the court ro-om, vwhere
he was guarded on both sides during
Miller has claimed sirCe he has ap
*peared in Columbia ia connection with
this case that he represented E. F.
B gart, a Chicago attzrnaey who had
ben employed to defend the pick
pockets and would be here when court
convened. This Mr. B.ugare has not
been heard of so far ann is is not pr*
b3.ble that he will be here, as two o~
te piock ekts have been convicteC
and the otter has I rfeitea a cs
bond of $1 500 by nofl.- arfe . t'
has been e~xtremely active in his e:
forts to secure the rease of thes
m.Parker, whose bond ;-an redue
me 8 S5 0-00 to $1.5i0 6ad who wa
reesd; h -O tcf that s-:r
reeae aO be ule, Ky. b i:
dtties and polic departuentsb
variu- ur rts'of t.-ecountry know hix
ard 'his c qreerq: well. Every op
portrnmty will .' -ie.! hian t. ret urn
as his presence is mecre desired tan
tl.e cash. If he docs not present bite
Gself fr tr.ia a hud will b- forfeited
and Solicitor Tim rn wili ror.
7cnd tha.z t $as1. 8500 b' ( ff -d as
a reward for his arresl. There are
sleo other rewards outstanding for his
Af-or seuring the release of Par
ker, Miller a'so made an Effort to
have Shblisrelased from j.-.il on the
same amount, hus 'h.rn '*e matter
came before Asociate Jostice WoodS
at chO.mbers, he reduced the bond
from 05,000 to 83.500, ani Shiullz was
unable to raise the amount.
YOUNG MAN ILED.
Met Horrible Death Under Wheels
of an Enzine.
A dispatch from DIllon to The
State says Dubois Sellers, aged 16
years, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. P.
B. Sellers of that place was instantly
killed Wednesday night at 8 20 o'
elock by the northbound loeai freight.
This train had been at Dillon abcut
two bours, dizeharging freight, and
saveral cars had been left standing cn
aie tack very near the crossing
north (.f the depot. The young man,
!a a top buggy, attempted to make
this czosing. The engine, that time
on the man, was p*ckirg up cars
preparatory to leaving.
The cars whic:1 hac been standing
on the side track prevented the your-g
man's seeing the approaching engine
until his horse was on the track. The
horse, fr'ghteced by the aprioachirg
engine, wheeled and drew the rear
wheeli of the buggy immediasely j!
front of the ergine. Dunois was pitch
ed foward in tne entre of the track
and his body badly crushed by the er
gine. His right leg was broken at the
knee, his neck dislocated, head
crushed, left eye protruding from
the socket, and death was instantan
His father happened to be among
the first to arrive at the scene of the
farful tragedy and with several
others appsoached the b dy-- but
could not identifv him at first on ac.
count of the mutilati -n of his fea
tures, but with fearful fLreboding he
fund a magezine wiblich be had a few
moments bafore given the boy at his
ofce to be carried hcmi. Tae most
harrowing feature cf tne sad cccur
ence was to nttify his mother who
was awaitir.g his return, h_.ving his
supper ready for him tefcre tLe fire.
It was a crusbirg blw and the whole
own is appalled. Dubois was a bright
iboy, very induszriou with a promising
fure. He was to gracua e at DilloL
graded s?bcol in June.
Buried the Wrong Man.
At Chicago on Thursday Mrs. Annie
McGreevy caurncd consternation in the
court 1om (;f Juttice Call.han, when
she rushed in screamilrg at top of her
v -ice that she had jJs* met on the
street her husband whcm she had
buried 13 yeari ago. "I j nt mat him."
he shout d. "I thought Le was d. ad.
I buiried a man 13 years ago and I
thought it was hin. I want him
back. He has $300 of my money."
When the woman became quiet encugh
fr the voice of the jui:tice to be
hard, be suggested that she take out
a writ of replevin for tihe 8300 and
this Mrs. McGreevy did. "He told
me that he has been living with
another woman," she said, ''and ur.
der the name of Thawles. The idea!
Lv nog with anather woman and
aging his name from Irish to
Dutch! El ir nxin!" and Mrs. Mt.
:eevy departed with a writ.
M xican Oatlaws.
A pitched battle recently took place
in siie Sierra lyadre Mountains of
eico near Tomts between the b..d
f J~a olcorade', the noted outlaw,
and an escort of seven men conveying
a rich tullion trailn from the Dolore.
mines to the R'.o Grande, Sierra Madre
and Pacific ra!!way. The bullion train
ws amourb. d by Colorado and hia
gang in one of the wildest portions of
the mountain country. Willam
Smith, an American, was in charge of
he treasure and is guards. The at
trek was resisted with desperation
ad ithe bandits were fjrced to retreat
afer several volleys had been fired and
a charge led by Smith was made upon
their position. During the fight Smith
ws mortally wounded and t so of his
men were killed cutright. Colorado,
the outlaw chkf, is reported to have
'een woonded. Three of his own were
killed. Oae of the mules of the pack
train, heavily loaded with bullion to
te value of sevaral thousand dollars,
sprang over a precipice during the
battle and was dished to pieces.
Geo, Schadeburg saved his own life
and that of his boy b:- hanging to the
ties of a railroad trestle with one arm
while a train passed. He was crossing
ing the Wiscon Cen'.ral Bridge near
Mnitovoe Wis., with his two chiIl
en. and the younger boy had trailed
in the rear. The father heard a traIn
approaching and ran back to save the
boy. Graspieg the lad in one arm, he
swung from the side of the bddge
with the othei-iidhld on until ttie
train had passed. His arm was severly
wented and he was completely ex
hausted when assitance r-eached him.
A special from Anda.lusia, A'a.,
an ntrma itoA. t1he ;cumt of a nell
town wlhi:e ci Iz-a Thursdsv right
nddrn.,ggd a y cu'g lady from one
rcmto another, where ihe kept her
til4c'clock this mornkdg. A posse
kc-caed the kegrro, who w..s idenefIed
by his victim and severa.l chil .rn.
Tre pos s iarted to the j sil with the
ngro, when he breke and ran. Some
Ione In the crowds shot and killed the
negro as be ran'.
slet p Oac3oorW.
"Sleep out of doors If you want to
kow the wild jo; of living," was the
advc, given to reciety women by Mrs.
Berch~s C. Mr:in, an apo~st'e of out
nor met~, mn N'w Y:et recently. It
s a cure for many Cisnoses. She wearr
j:st a simple whae linen or
muslin ight zown tad is warm even
at 20 below zero. But don't start the
habit when it 1s that cold.
1 Y UVORC COURTS.
ONE DAY'S SESSION AND THE
TRAGEDIES DEVELO ED.
Halls Where Are fold Parchments
That Fave Made Cbicag>
What better diversion than a day in
Chicago's fiamous divorce court? One
may be arsured , f tears ard tragcdj
an-! laughter and comedy.
Tne first csse is an Eaoch Arden
story of real life. Mrs. Miry Oswald
is seeking to have her marriage with
William G. Oswald annulled. Roy
a. E .sman, a clork in a railroad ctlize
is the Enoch Arden of the story relat
zed to the judge by Mrs. O.swald.
The domestic history of Mrs. Os.
wald date': back to May 13, 1903, when
ae and E-stman were marriod. They
liv d happily together, with East
man's mother, the court is told
until, one day the husband disap
'I waited in vain fcr a letter," says
the witness, "but no word came from
Roy. Then my mother-in-law infor
med me that her -on had cbtsined a
4ivc-rce at Fargo, N. D. At this time
Mr. Oswald was calling on me. Fre
quently he wanted me to become his
wife. I asked R.;y's mother if Ehe
was quite sure about the divorce and
she tail she was. So Janrary 28,
1904, Mr. Owale and I were mar
Were you happy with your second
uqhnd also?" asks the judge.
"0,-, yes," said the witness, "but
one cvening there was a knock at the
door. I opened the door and was
c(umbfounded to see my first huibond
staadirg on the porch. 'What are ycu
doing her(?' I asked; 'I thought you
had secured a divorce.' "
Explanations followed, but Est
man, unlike't-he hero of the book who
lelt his wIfe her second busband
insisted that shi should return to
"Which one do you love now?"
askcd the cjurt.
"Well, I don't love either of them
any more," replies Mrs Oawald, "for
when R -y c ,me back Wilam left me
immediately. I wish to have m,
marriage wish him annulled and then
I intend to apply for a divorce froim
my first husband, who is earning $75
.: month and should be made to con
tribute toward my support."
"1 see, but ycu can't get alimony
from both t usbands, you know,'' says
Judge Walker as he calls the next
Mis Marie Neuberger, 972 Park
avenue, wishes a divorce from Isaac
J Neuberger, who Is a member of the
drm of Nunberger & Brown, whole
sale cothiers at 201 Market street.
Statutory charges are made by the
complainant against her husband.
Mrs. Neubsrger Is very nervous as
she tells the story of her domestics
life. She relates that she and N1eu
cerger were marrisd in 1898 and that
they lived tcgether until last July,
when she discs vared the alleged in
dircretion of her husband.
"I learned through friends that my
husband had transferred his affect
tins to other women," says Mrs Neu
oerger, and then I began an investi
"What did yun learn?" asks the
"Well I ditcovered that my hus
band was mn the habit of fregnenting
do antown hotels with anlo her woman
whe-n I accursed him of it we separ
Mrs. Mary Brown Is the nlext one
who wani.s a divorce.
' We wsrs never contented," uaid~
Mrs Bro wn in telling about it to the
j~lge' "and snilly Rufus packed -up
and said he was going away and
would never return. He never msed
no keep nis promise, 'but that time he
did. I haven't seen him sinen."
They were married August 27, 1898
anci Brownsleft July 1, 1900~ Jud.
Gary will grant Mrs. Brown a d~.
Mrs. Maude Robinson, dic'rees,
was granted a divorce by'J-Mdk Wai
ker frcm her husband, WsXger Ribi
son, who is said to have'-dsrted his
wifa three years ago.
The complainant related that when
her husband left her in July, 19Q3, she
was compelled to support 'their three
"Tie oldest boy was elev~n, and I
was obliged to send him g.M moun
Dains in New York," she-~aid. "Fi
nally my aunt suggead:. tht Mr.
Robinst:n might be competed to sup
port this chi, and we jjeh wrote
hIm. We received no naswer until
my aunt wrote that we..pere about to
oi..ce the sick boy In .the poorhouse.
i'his threat fpamed Wditer so that he
came and got the -ehid-"
VWhere is the b'i now/?" asked the
eourt, A E
"I have no ideswhere either he or
my husband are,"jeplied the woman.
The Augusta (I..rald says a serious
accident thappene6 Everett Bryan
at Langley on Tuees y of last week.
Tne ladi while:engs.g In play with
anothef boy'T. Denny H zdl, was stuck
1none of niseyes by the shary point.
of .an umbrella. The wzunded lad.
was attended by Dr. Shaw, of Lng
;ey, who deemed it best that the boy
be carried t-o th~e Augusta City Hos
pital for treatment, and he was taken
to the above institution, where it is
nope~d, to save Lia eyesight. The
chances are rather against the little
felw as tie sharp pains of the un
t:a is said to havo pierced the eye
At an early hour Wednesday morn
~ng t~e 1nfanb cand or Mr. John B.
Cleauy, of the Trinity sotlon of New
oerry county, was rally burned, the
I hlid suc'cu-mbing to the Injuries at
:ioon. The child was playing before
a tire in the ho'use, the mother being
absent from the room at the time. In
some way the cinthes of ths little
boy caught fire anid before the fla.mes
could be exringuished the body had
been terribly burned. Death relieved
Itho littie fellow fromn his~ sufiering at
about 11 o'cl ck of the same day.
In d Hut With a Big Fortune
MISERLY OLD WOM1AN
Deposited Her Money in a Bank and
Efforts Are Being Made to Re
cover from Her the Money
Owed by Her Dead
The procedings which have been
instituted before the judge of probate
of Richland County in Columbia hold
ing up a deposit of $50,000 In the Na.
tional Loan and Ejchauge bank by
Mrs. S,.llie A. Gibson uaiil the result
can be determined of t ffrts made to
reoeive an old judgment for 860,000
scured against Mrs. Gibson's uncle,
Id "Squlrs" Levi Metz, will reveal a
piceureeque story cf an old woman
orth perhaps $100,000 living in a
tumble-down old house in an alley
alone for years with a fortune in cash
In an old greasy grip srck. The story
as told the Augusta Chronicle by W
H. McCow, reads like fition. Here it
One of the most disastrous bank
railure this state has known was that
)f the old Commercial bank here
abcut 15 years ago. This was organ
ized by C. J. Iredell, now living Iv
Virginia, and associates, who are now
prominent in Columbia business and
;ocial circles, upon the wreck of the
)anklrg firm of Mel z and Iredell. The
3ebts of the Metz and Iredell. concern
were paid out of the new bank, which
eld a nun-ber of worthless claims
)asides notes signed by Iredell as man.
ger of the old firm. Suit was brought
Lgainst M=z as the only financially
esponsible member of the firm, and
udgment was cbtained against him
Metz, a thrifty Jew from the Datch
ork section cf Lnxington cnunty
Lcruss the Congaree river from this
*unty, at the time owned perhaps
L d. zen plantations in this and Lex
ngton and Newberry ocunties.. When
is was taken up in supplementary
roceedig, there was prrctically no
roperty in sight to pay the judgmenit
hough his lawyers got fat fees. F1
)ally the judgment was compromised
or about $4,000.
About a year ago Metz died and
ils niec3, who had lived alone with
3im in the alley where she now lives,
yrought in this will drawn ten years
go by Attorney Andrew Crawford,
aid had it probated paying the fees
n nickles and dimes:
"Firat, I give, devise and b; queath
o my niece, Sall's A. Gibson, all of
ny estate of any nature or kind what
eer and wherever the same may
e, whether it consist of realty or
~ersonality or choses in sction, or
~lams which now may be dormant
>ut which later may be developed
iganst the Commercial bank of CJo
umbia or other corporations or per
ions, or persons against whom I may
ave claims or demands.
And, secondly, I nominate, consta
mte and appoint my said niece, Sallie
O. G:bion, executor of my will with
ull powers hereby vested in her to
ettle, ccmpromise or liquidate any
Ltrd all demands which I ha-e against
ythers or which others have against
"In testimony whereof I have here
mnder written my name and afflxad
ny seal* at Columbia, in said state,
he 10th day of December, 1897.
."LEVI METZ "
The will is witneseed by Judge
iawf~rd, John A. Civii and Jadge
Duncan C. Ray.
About six months ago, Mrs. Gib.
:o, on the advice of her attomney, de
posited in the National Laan and Er
shange bank over $10,000 in casnl,
gogd and silver.
A few weeks agt a city salesman
v-on her to sell her some sup
plies for~a new frame house she was
"You look like a young man I could
trust with a secret," she said to him
:n a confidential mood, afbher finding
out that he was a single man. "I will
,ow you something that looks good
to a poor man."
She dragged out that old grip sack
and poured tuo *ontents out on the
bed in front of his startled g.- za.
He helped her count it. There was
38,000 of all in bank notes, in de
nominations up to $500.
Tae young man then dutifully set
about to persuade her to deposit it
in bank. He told her how she might
be murdered and robbed and how safe
andz reliable the bank was. She had
had what she considered a bitter ex
perience with banks and was at first
opposed to chsnging the hidinplaQe
of the treasure. Finally, after sev
eral days visiting her and talking to
her the young man induced her .to
put the money in bank. Then the
story of thybig deposit got out from
she bank; and the lawyers got busy..
-AMrs. Gibson has lived in a. very-try
ing gtmosphere foci many years, and
being naturelly of a nervous temper
ament, this suit over her money will
probably completely derange her.
"When I carried that money to the
bznk," she said to me, "one of those
tank men tried to nip out a $500 bili
with one of those X rays. He got
oos bill and ran behind thces bmr be
fore I could catch him. People used
to always be after my money at home
reching through the ceiling-after it
with those X-rays,"
Mrs. Gibson protests that this is
all her own money; that she had
money and property before she came
to livre with her uncle.
Sue does not holi Mr. Iredell in
tendler 'memory. She rails against
him and his associates, -claiming that
they have done her uncle out of a
fortune of $290,000. A year ago she
appealed to the.railroad commission
to force Presid-mnt W. (G. Childs of
the 3C. N. and L. road to give her a
pmss to Nwbarry 60 mnles from here.
Several years b -fore Meiz made bi.
w 11 he had Chief of Police Ratcliffe
and a private search bis premises for
$11,000 he had lost. While the cbiEf
was under the hoose scra'ching about
among the co)bwebs, getting dirty and
oumping his bead, the vrivate we.'
going through things ab..ve him with
Mrs. Gibson ace :mpan in him.
Finally, when he had about given
up hope he spied an old dusty broken
pitcher sitting on a narrow leag
above a winow.
"What's In that pitche??"
"0, nottin- t all, that I k-tow of."
"1 guess I';1 have to see fir m.
Further protests that it would be
usolm excited h!s suipicions a d he
went up after it. He had not laid
bands on It before .he realized its
weigbt told a story.
The pitcher was full to the rim witb
gold and silver, which was poured out
on the bed, as the private eniled to
his superior to come up.
Mr. Metz came In and Mrs. GibSon
confessed and got down on her knees
'o him begging him to forgive her. He
finally did forgivi-her.
These are the faczs connected with
this incident as they were told by Mr.
BURN flERERS ALIVE
BANDIrS LAUGH AS DIABOLIC
DEE D IS DONE.
Fearfully Horrible Etory From Nex
ico. Enrvivor r escribes
A dhpatch from Durargo, Mexico,
says one of the most frightful crimes
in the history of that state has just
come to light. Taree sheep herders
named Felipe Ramos, Zvia Guitterez
and Juan Obedez, after being robbed
of their flocks, were literally skinned
alive; then their quivering bodies
were thrown on an immense brush
heap and incinerated, by a band of
desperadoes which has been operating
in the neighborbood of Corrales,
northwest of there,'in the foothills of
the Sierra Madre mountains
The deta;ls are related by Domin
ico de Leon, who was one of the four
herders attacked In the vicinity of
Corrales the morning of Sunday. He
'Myself. Ramos, Gu'tterez and Obo
dez had performed our morning devo
tions within the sound of the church
oells of Corrales Sunday m rnng. Tae
other three lay down at the slope of F
mound to take a siesta, while I went
into the hills in search of a stray
lamb. When I returned within a
Quarter of a mile of the place where I
had left my three companions, b'cod
cirdling cries reached my ears, and I
recognized the voices of my dearest
friends shrieking in frightful agony.
Dropting the lamb I had been carry
ing, I hurried toward, keeping well
withtn the shadow, until I reached a
point where I could sce all than was
going on and still not be seen.
"The scene I witnessed was borri.
ble. A score of brigands, armed with.
guns and long knives, wild, fierce
looking fellows, were dancing around
as though intoxicated. A bout a score
more were gathe -ed around the prch
trate, naked bodies of my former comn
panions, who had been stripped of ev
cry stitch of clothing. The sec )nd
gang of-brigans were engaged mn skin
ning R1am. z, Guiterez and Obedez
saive, with large knive s.
'The cries of the nefortunate men
made me heartsizk and I thought two
or three times I must faint. But the
frightful sight facinated me and I
crept nearer and nearer, until I could
hear the b.:gans demandla~g ttie bid
ing place of their vicidms money. Tne
latter diclared before God that they
-a-I none. Ea.ch denial brought forth
mere torture for them. Finally col
lecting a heap of brush, the brigands
having bound the three herders hands
and feet, threw them en the heap and
set fire to It, watching the 11:>.mes
scorch and burn the q-ilvering flesh
and laughirng at the sarieks of an
gu.ih wrung from the tortured souls
of my companions.
"The brigends remaired Guntil all
was still when corralling the sheep,
my o wvn among them, they drove
them in a northwesterly direction
toward the mount'ains. For myself
when the devils departed, I tried to
rise but fell back, fainting dead
"At nightfall I was discovered by
the parish priest of Corrales, who was
on his way to a sick call to a her
der named Fernandez Gousalvos."
A dispatch from Coiquit, Ga., to
the Atlanta Journal says the coroner
hns just returned from Babcock, Ga,,
where he went in response to a tele
gram from Capt. Jackseon, captain of
the convict camp at Babcock, Ga.
The coroner says th--a he held ir.
quests over the bodios of 0. 0. Thom
son, white, and Dock Gaines, colored,
both convicts. From what the coro
atates it seems that Thomson and
Gaines were playing, and Thcmson
threw a rope around Gaines' neck in a
playf il way and throw the other end
of the rope around a piece of shafting
while it was running and the end got
caught and began to wind the negro.
up. Thomson seeing it tried-to get
the rope loose from the shafting and
he was caught it it and the resuit was
both parties lost. their lives.
A Lteai- Tragedy.
At Dvor; Cal., Mrs. 0. L. Fielder
lea.v~ng lier seat in a.- box at Thurs
day's matinee, in the Crystal Palace
Tnestre, m~de.her way to tue stag.e
and de~er flourishing a revoliver in full
-view of the audience shot herself In
picting a fatal wound. The audience
thougnt the shoti.g part of a bur
le que act and-'made no outcry until
the screams e the performers in the
wings brought a realization that a
real trzagedy had lesen enected.
Five Bur-nea~ to Death.
At -Johnstown, Pa., five persons
burned to death, two others seriously
injured and four houses completely de
Etroyed by a fire which originated in
the home of Patrick Grogan, at Tua
nel Hill, about 27 miles east of this
city. The monetary Icss was about
10,000 partly insured.
THE RATE BILL.
The Hepburn Measure Adopted
by the senate Committee.
To Report the Bill to the Senate,
and Thuns a Temocrat is Given
Contr 1 of a !easure Passed
by Rf publicans in the
In the Uaited States Senate on Fri
day by a vote of 8 to 5 the senate
committee Son Interstate commerce
agreed to repot the Hepburn railroad
rate bill without amendment, but the
resolution ad:>pt;d reserves to tb
members of tae c-maittee freedom of
action cor.:carng amendments ; ffered
in the senate. By a vote if 5 to 3,
REpublicans prevailing, Sanator TiL
ma.n, a Democrat, was given the hon
or of reporting tue bill. Tihis estab
lishes a precedent, in that a Republi
can senate committee has gi van to a
Democrat control cf an important
measure passed by a Republican house
mnd endorsed by a Rapublican presi
-ent. S'nators Ca 1 im and Csrmack
were absent and their votes were r -
corded only on the main proposition
The resolution follows.
"Resolved, That the interstate com
merce e mmIttee report favorably
bc use bili 12987 as it passed the house
'f re presentatlves, it being unde:
stood that members of the committee
have a right to vote as they choose on
amendments or to offer amendments
in the senate or, consideration of the
Senator Dolliver cffarsd the firsm
part of the resolution and Senator Al
drich made a motion to amend by ad
ling the restrictions concerning
amendment. The Aldrich motion prc
valled, the aflrmat-ive voi-es being El
kins, A:drich, Kean. Foraker, Crane,
Tillman, Foster and Newlands. Th
neg-itive votes were Dolliver, Clapp
and McLaurin. After the meeting.
however, Senator McLtu:In said that
he had intended to vote for the chiarge
and a change was made in the com
mittee ;rec-rd, leving only Dolliver
a-nd Clapp for the resolution as offered
by Senator Dolliver. The vote for
the resolution as amended was as fol
AMrmative-Cullom, Dolliver. Clapp,
Tillman, McLaurin, Carmack, Foster
Negativ-E kkins, Aldrich, Kean,
Forakar and Crane
Senator Aldrich then moved that
he bill be reported by Chairman K
firs, but Senators Dolliver and Till
nan protested that some friend of the
neasure should make the report,
ind S-enator Aldrca amended h
otion, providing that tbe report
iuculd be made by Senator Till
cnan. He stated that the D3a
>cratic members furnished th-.
m'.j trity of the votes for the bill and
that It was proper to have the minor
sy "father it." Taia was taken by
Senators D~lliver and Clapp as an
affort to humiliate them, but they re
Chairman Elns suiggested that
ihe report should be made by Senator
Dolliver, who has been one of the men
who helped drafn the Hepburn bill,
mud a leader in tbe fight to prevent
ihe adoption of amendments. Oniv
Senator Clapp supported this sugger.
tion, which had been made informal
A vote was then had on the ques
ion who should report the bill resul
ing as follows:
For -Senator Tillman-Aldrich,
Kean, Foraker, Crane and McLaurin.
For Senator Doliver-E kins, Olapp
Not voting--Doliver, Tillman and
Before the Seasion today the resul
was in dcubt. The division or the Re
publican senators on the question of
judicial review of drdera 0 oe inter
siate commerce oommissioa left the
Demccratic mnembuts in absoluee con
trol. It was apparent sltat If they
divided the court review amendmen:.
would beadopted. Tne minority mem
bers, after vainly trying to get to
gether last night, held a second con
ference early this morning. The ex
pression at the conference was to re
port the bill without recommendation
of any character, but the agreement
was not binding. With that under
standing the D-mocrats went into the
meeting. The minority did not make
its decision known and the Hepburn
bill was taken up and the "con~serva
tive Republican fiction" sought v
amend the first seotion. At thas junc
ture Senator Doli-ver, leading the
forces that were opposed to amend
ments, read a tel.egram from Senator
Cullom askino; that-ie be recorded
against all amendments thaw were not
recommended by the committee unan
imously and to cast hib vote for the
Hepburn bill as it came from the
Senator Daliver then moved to re
port the He pburn bill favorably as it
was paased by the hous and 5aid that
on that he would demand that Sena
tor Cullin's vote be rcorded. This
precipitated a lining up on the orily
important contention and the Domo
crats desired time for further conen -
tation. A recess was then taken unAii
2 p. m. The four inor-ity idembers
preent withdreywto begator Tilman's
committee room and th~n decided to
stand as a unite for'The Depburn bill,
with the reservatien provided In the
resolution that was finally a.dopted.
When the conimittee reassembled
Senator Doliver ceilled for a vore on
his molon, which-was taken witu the
result given ab. V2.
S..nagorTillman, who was desixse
ted to report the Hepburn bill, said
after the comm.teee adjourned:
."It was an unar pecied, and, in one
9nse, an undesired honor and respon
sfblity that was tnrulst upon ms. As
far as L am able I will en dea -o, to a.
cure the pa5sage cf the bill through
he :enate With such amendments as
wim mike it more acepthable to the
business Interests of the country and
remedy the evils which have produced
such widespread agitation. The policy
is essantially Democratic. The pro
posed bill has the unanimous support
of the Democrats of the house and I
hope.that with a few sight amend
ments it will get t. e same support in
Senator Tillman said that one of
the m'-st essential amendments he
should endeavor to vrecure looks to
"the absolute divorcs of public car
riers, zs such, from the production of
cyal, as m!ners, which condition of
monopoly has created such a strong
feeling of dissatisfaction and anger in
the bitumiuous and anthracite coal
regions." He has already drafted ay
amendment covering thIs point. He
said that something also ought to be
done to comnel the trunk lines to
make connection with spuws and fe.sd
i og lines and give themn fair trratment
I the distriouticn of cars and cfrer
equal facilit'es with other shippers.
S--nator Tillman stated that in
making the reDort on the bill he would
not prepare a formal anal'sls for pre -
sentation to the senate. but that the
report would simply transmit the ac
tion to the senate together with the
synopsis of the testimony taken be
fore the commIttee He said he wculd
p-ess the bill with the view of having
the. discussion commencad as soon as
convenient and possible.
A TR HWIC STORY.
WOMAN DROWNED HER THREE
CHILDREN AND HERSELP.
'he Tossed Her Children from the
Fall River Steamer Ply
The open door of a state room which
bad been ocoupled by a woman and
three young children on a trip of the
Fall River Line steamer Plymouth,
from New York to Fall River, Mass.,
early Tuesday morning led to the dis
covery that Mrs. Juhn Wa'aters of
Brooklyn, N. Y., had taken the lives
of her three little ones and then her
own. Mrs. Watters apparently had
thrown overboard her two daughters
and infant son and then jumped after
Investigation by the attaches of the
steamer indicated that the tragedy cc
curred between midnight and 3.30 a.
m., the fact of the state room being
unoccupied having .been discovered
Just before the Plymouth made the
Newport landing. The woman left two
notes addressed to her husband. In
one penciled on the back of an enve -
ope she begged forgiveness; in the
other, written on wrapping paper, she
said that she "had worried" until she
feared insanity and could not baar to
leave the children.
Some hours after the arrival of the
Plymouth at her port, Dwight Brady
son of Capt. James Brady, collector
of the port of Fall River, identided ar
t!ces found in the state room as be
longing tohis sister, Mrs. Watters,
who apparently was coming to Fall
River to visit her relatives. Mrs. Wat
ers was about 30 years of age. Her
hildren were: Helen, aged 4; Doro
hy, 2 years, and an infant son of ten
* PROSTRATED WITH GRIEF,
A dispatch from New York says
ohn W. Watters is manager of the
nsurance bureau of the nationol As
cation of Manufacturers. He was
prostrated when told of his wife's
eath. To a business associate, Mr.
Watters said that his wife had been
subject to short spells of insanity and
hat she spent some time In a seni
arium several years ago. Mr. Wat
ers said his wife's troubles were en
irely imaginary arnd that their home
afe was always happy.
Mrs. Watter's mental affection,
which it was thought had been prac
ically cured, took the form of a de -
perate anxiety for her children.
A G00D LAW.
The Governor WHi Soon Sign the Re
The reformatory bill, which excited
so much interest during its paassge by
he gen~rnl sasmb~y, will soon be
signed by the governor and will be
ome a law.
The bill provides for the establish
met of the reformatory and the a;
poitment by the governor of a board
if seven persons-all men-to control
it. In addition to these persons, the
,overnor, the State superintendent of
education and the attorney general
are ex-officlo members. The members
hold their places on the board on a
varying scale of years, tc-wit: two for
two years, two for four years and three
for six years. The remuneration is $3
per diem and four cents mileage.
As soon as the board Is appointed it
will meet In that city to select a loca
tion for the gehool and proceed to
Into the institution will go white
boys between eight and 16 years cld,
voluntarily committed by their pa
rents or by themselves. Or, if a mag
istrate or-circuit judge deems bost.
boy criminals can be sent . to the re
formatory In the case of a voluntary
commitment, a circuit, probate or
cunty court judge inspects the p5
Boys shall, except upon a conviction
for crime, remain until 21 years of
age, unless sooner dismissed, this dish
missal being obtained from the gover
nor, a circuit court judge, a supren
urt justice or the board Of trustees
le board may also allowthis boys
leave on probation if desired.
When the reformtory is estaeslish
ed, the present Lexington refcrmatory
will be used for coljred boys, remain
ing under the c'ntrolpf the peniten.
Miary as it is now-.s
An appropiato of $4,500 is made
or the .reforma~tory, and also a p::r
:pita tsx pill be collected monthly
'om the counties in proportion to the.
umbsr of their respec'ive inmates.
Stabbed to Death.
Charlie- E~nereon, a furmer was 1
~tabed to death on the strsets . f
amar,Darlngton coucty, on Satur. J
lay night. It is not known who cid 1
it, but two nogroes are suspected and i
sa nder arrest. 2
A FATAL FIRE.
Three Cadets Burned to Death
and Nine Injured at
. MILI ARY SCHOOL
At Kernyav, Obio, Where. Severs
Buittings Were Destroyed, Res
alting in a Financial Loss
of One tiandreJ Thous
and Dolars. Prtial
Three are dead and nine seriously
i3jared and saveral others more or
l1ss hurt as a result of a fire which
destroyed Milner hall, Kenyca Mil
tary academy, Delano an. North halls
and North annex at Gambier, Oio,
early Saturday. Tne fire broke out at
4 a. m. while ne students and coi
iege antaaritie3 were asleep anc
qiickly spread through the buildings
uamed, which were consumed. The
starch for the missing boys, the bod
ies of whom it is now certain, are In
ohe ruins, was kept up. till late SatUi
day af Lernoon when the walls of the
burned strunctures fell and their rc
covery is now iegarded as Improbable
for some time.
The search during the day was IM
peded by the fact that the ruins were
still red hot and made passage through
hem nearly impossible. The falling
walls barely-missed D:. Pierce, presi
dent of Kenyon, and Begents Wiant
and Widiams, who were leading a
party of rescuers through -the ruins.
Mhe dead and injured are all students'
A the military academy' and Old Ken
Parents, sisters and brothers of the
.Caa su' 1 j.?Lrea bLudentw arrive on
very train. Tae news of the fire
pread qaickly all over the State and
Egrams were sent at once by the
unilege autaoritis to parents of the
)ys mjured. Tne mnsages were not
nade alarming; but even while mildly
.Lating toe ease aroused grave appr
ensions and the arZious fathers and
nothers h::.va rushed to aid their
The-property loss by the destruc
onq 1. the bukidings Is estimated at
$100,0J4 wit80 per cent. insurance.
Following is a list of the missing
Missing, believed to be dead:
Henderson, Everett, 18, of Illinois.
Kunkel, Winfield Scott, 15, of Asha.
Fuller, James J., 18, of Warren, 0.
Tne injured: Barnes, Harry 0.,
1leveland. spine inj.'ed and leg brok
n from jumping four stories, may
k; Baker, Lenox W., Cleveland, in
erua*ly ir jured, j imped four stories;
Nho.son, J. Uuderwood, Steuben
vlile, terribly burned ab: u body, may
ii; Shiannon, R A., Wellsville, N. Y.
>aaly bruised from jumping; Thier
weckser, Homer, 0.k Harbor, 0O.,
>adly burned about the arms; Bierell, -
a. G., Colum~bus, feet badly burned;
away, F. B., commuercial master,
adrain, Micia., Internally Injnred,
nay di-e; Dorsey, W. 0., Dallas, Tex
is, bsdiv'-bruiled, jumped three stor-.
es; Brown, Arthur, Cincinnati, stfl
lent of 04d K ,ny.onl, baaly cut while
si.stmin tae rescue.
Barnes was one of the last to leave
te Delano hall, and j 2mped from the
:urth story windos maan a blanket.
The blaaket gave way and he was
precipitated onto the pavement, sus
abing injuries to tho back. One leg
v," broken, He will die.
E-ghty-five boys wer in the dormi
~ory wnen .he lire b-oka~ our. An e
fort was made to eff.cs the military
fmation but the younger student
~orgot their military training and
u.ed about the burning building in
apanic, shrieking and crying for help.
JFenl Eighty Feet.
The mangled remains of three white
man were found Wednesday morning
eneath a hign trestla of the Isaufs
yille and Nashville railroad leading to
Ceir bridge across the Tennesee
iver. Several hours later they were
dentified by Dr. 0. B. Jones of Scar
aoruh, Tenn., as three young men
,ho lived in his vicinity, Win. Dun
away, Win. Turpln and James Gamn
le. All were unmarried. Dnnna
ay and Turpin were 30 years of age
and Gamble only 18. Thaey were green
:ountry boys and the tneory ad ganced
is that they stepped from tbe train,
Immedately after the station name
sad been called, while the train was
,tanding on the erestle which is fulhy
80 feet high. Turpin's body was
ound lying across that of Dunaway,
while Gamble's body) was not more
han three feet frm the other two.
Johann Hoch, the wife murderer,
was hanged at 0hicago on Friday. He
as dead two minntes after the trap
m~s sprung. A short time before the
tour set for the execution Hoch's at
nrneys filed a petition in t'he United
hates circuit c.urt asking Federal in
erventlon to save Hoch. Tae petition
.aid that the State authorities were
ndeavoring to excute Hoch in viola
on of the Fourteentha amendment of
he Constitution and without due prc
ess of laws. T.a petition was de
AS Sorry Feow
The sorriest man on earth Is the
~ellow, who will sit around and cus
s own to'wn. If I lived astride of
he north pole 1 would call it home
ud ha ready to boost It up. If I
~ould not say anything nice about It
would say that my ice bill didn't
~ome r-lgn: I wou1l~d not stay in a
own I had to cuss-not while the
rorld is as big as it is now,
A White iend.
A dispatch from Andalusia, Ala.,.
ays that a white ma.n named Ox nas
een arrested on suspicion of being an
6ccessory to the assault on Mrs. J. L.
y at that plaee Thursday, for which
ie negro edigree was shot to death
y a posse Wednesday. Ccx was ar
atrd at Georgiana. Ala.t