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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. MARCH 2F. 1906. NO. 26.
That Are Under Fuspicion of Im
Letter to the State Bosid from Messrs.
Christensen and Lyon Naming
Firms With Which the Direc
tors Are Advised Not to
Senator C'iristensen and Represent
ative Lyon of the dispensary investi
gating committee Wednesday recom
mended that the State board of dis
pensary directors discontinue doing
business with a number of firms that
have been previously selling supplies
to the dispensary. The recommenda
tion was made as a rezu't of a para.
graph appearing in The State Wed
nesday morning, as follows:
"The new board received a letter
from Chairman Hay of the dispenrar.
investigating committee as follows:
" 'The committee Is not now in pos
session of evid-. ce castiDg suspicion
on any v l key -aler. Tne position
ande A. V of t:e board is to be con
"This is an answer to a resolution
adopted at the firso meeting of the
board, as follows.
"'Having no knowledge of the evi
dence the legislative committee has in
its possession, we he-eby instrrct the
cierk to ask the committee through its
chairman, Bot J, T. Hay, whether
or not there is ey evidence in their
possession cswng auspicion on any
whiskey dealers or any other person or
persons dealing with the State dispen
sary of any unfair dealings with the
the State it so, to honor us with the
names of such person or persons so
that we can hold up their bida until
they have made a satisfactory showing
to the said committee.' "
Messrs. Christensen and Lyon felt
that this might be misuuderstood and,
knowing that Chairman Hay was not
familiar with all the facts in their pos
session, thought that it would be well
to let the board know that they con
sidered several firms had not dealt
properly 'wih the dispensary. Among
the firms mentioned in the letter to
the board are the Richland Distilling
company and the Carolina Glass com
pany, both of this city, and J. S. Far
num of Charleston.
Wednesday morning the sub-com
mittee held a confere:.c, with the
bard in regard to the resolution and
as a result the follwing additiona.
resolutiCn was adopted and the letter
below serzt to ihe committee:
"In view ,,t thei fact that since the
"board addressed a letter to Senator
Hay asking him to give the names
of any liquor houses of other concerrs
who were under suspicion of the dis
pensary in estigating ccmmnittee ano
having received his reply in the nega
tive and it having happened that Sen.
ator Christensen and Representative
Lyon have just returned from the
N~orth after examining certain credi
tors of the dispensary and being in
formed that Senator Charistetsen ano
Bepresentative Lyon have not har
time to consult with Senator Hay since
"Bc it resolved, That the clerk
addreas a letter to 5- nator Cbrns
tensen and Representative L; on ask
ing them to give the names of any
concerns, persons or corporations d.
ing business with the dispensary which
they suspect of irregular or improper
dealing with the dispensary and which
have not been reported to the chair
The letter to Messrs. Lyon and
Christensen is as fodows:
Hon. N. Christensen, Jr., and J. Fra
zer Lyon, City.
Gentlemen: Upon resolution of the
State board of directors I am instruct
ed to ask you to give the names of any
concerns, persons or corporations dc
lr g business with the dspensa.ry whiu
yuu suspEct of irregular cr improper
deaings with the dispensary and
which have not been reported to the
chairman of your committee.
Ilam very respectfully,
M. H. Mobley, Clerk.
As soon as this letter was received
Messrs. Christensen and Lyon sent
the following reply.
Messrs. Rwlinson, W ylieand Black,
Board of Directors, S. C. Depen
sary, Columbia, S. C.
Gentlemer.: Besponding to your let
ter of even date will say that, while
we have not evidence in the case of
each of the concerns mentioned telow
that would establish the fact that
they have been dealing improperly or
in an irregular manner with the dis
pensary, still we will say that we sus
pect that the firms hereinafter men
tioned may at some future hearing
be shown to have been guilty of some
irregular dealings therewith. We think
that the evidence brought out at a
recent public session of cur committee
shows conclusively that the Carolina
Glass company and the C. L. Fiaccrs
Glass company have been guilty of
grave irregu'arities in their transac
tiorns with the dispensary.
In addition to the glass companies
above mentioned and tne Nievison
Weiskopt company, the irregularities
of welch were called to your attention
in Chairman Hay's communication,
we think you would, under the terms
of your resolution, be justified i dis
continuing business for the present
with the following houses or firms:
Messrs. H. and H. W. Catherwood,
L Jack Cranston company, Augusta.
Fleischmar>' & Co., Oincnnatti.
Gallagher & Barte.n, Pladelphia.
Garrett & Co., Nor'olk.
Hirsh & Schofield, New York.
J. W. Kelley & Co., Chattcnooga.
Wmn. Lanahan & Son, Baltimore.
Meyer, Pitts & Co., Beltimore.
Rosskam, Gerstley & Co., Philadel.
I. Trager company. Cincinnati.
Bluthenthal Distilling companY,
R chiand Distilling company, CO
lumbia, S. C.
(arolina Glass company, Columbia,
J. S. Farnum, Charleston, S 0.
Pabst Brewing cmpany, Milwau
C. H. Ross & Co , Baltimore.
C. L. Flaccus Glass company.
Very respectfully yours,
Ni!s Christensen, Jr.,
J. Fraser Lyon,
Men'ers DiSpensary Investigating
It now remains to be seen whether
or not the State board will abide by
-this recommendation. The resolution
published above would seem to indi
cate that the board wou'd, on ir-for
mation received. refuse to purchase
supplies from any firm believed to be
guilty of irregular methods with the
dispensary. Offeial action may be
taken today when the purchases will
BEA&USEHE BE ENrED INSULT
TO RIS S WEE THE IRT.
Mr. 3. B. Gaylord Shot and 'nstant
ly Killed by Nr. Grover
On last Friday nig'at at the home
>r Mr. W. F Outlaw of. the Her
iott sc caion, L.e couaty, Mr. Gro
rer Mathis suo* and instantly killed
5r. J. B. G4ylord, bfth young mei
)f that section.
From information received it seems
ihat there was a party at mhe house o!
Kr. Outlaw. Mr. J. B. Gaylord ezcart
3d Miss Alma Coughman to tae party.
While the pleasure of the evening
were in progress and everybody wa
ipparently happy, Mr. Grover Mathib
was taking a promenade with Mis
Joughman. When out of doors MItis
Mttempted to take liberties wih the
ruog lady She resisted this attempt
Lud quietly rebuked him. He perist
d and again annoyed her. She then
left him and went sack into the house,
rying. Mr. Gaylord, her escort, and
io whom it is said she was engaged to
>e married, begged the young lady to
tell him the cause of her tronble. At
irst she declined to tell him. but final
y informed her sweetheart thateMatL
is had persistently tried tol take liber
es with her.
At an opportune Ulme Gaylord
took Mathis out into the ball for an
Lnterview. After asking Mannls wily
ae had treated the young lady so ur
entlemanly, hot words brought on
Ln a]. ercarIon. Tnere are several re
Ports as to how tue fight stared and
bow the shouting was djne, noue of
which are poeitive, as this carrespoL
lent has not been-able to interview
my ee wi':nesses. From reports, I,
eems that Gaylord had a knife and
at-his had a plitol. Wnen the fight
as ove?. Gayiord was mortaAly wound
d and liven but a few minuses. and
h1tbis had one or t vo stabs in his
shulder. Mitais claims to have
ated in self-a. fense. The reports
are cor~fi'cting onL this point, however.
some claiming that there was no
t c s~ity or e xeusa for the killing,
Gese opinions being based on what
hey have gathere d from thle reports.
Shenff Muldrow was notified about
I o'cl cc arid took Deputy Sheriff
Moneybam and went to the scene of
the homicide. H a was mnformt d that
Mathis had went to Bishopvilhe to
surrender. Wnen the sheriff returr.
ed he found Mathis there and the
prisoner is now in j,.il.
E0EE1FIED FUSEMAL PARLY
aniac Wounds Nine Persons and
Sets House on Fire.
B:-ooklyn, Anne Arundei county,
jist across the Patapsco river from
Baltimore, Md., is horrified over the
deeds and death of Walter Potee, an
insane man, 28 years old, who enter
ing his brother's house just as friends
and relatIves were gathered to at
tend t be funeral of tne brother's lit
te child, c pened fire with a revclver,
set fire to the house and himself died
from gunshot wourds. but whether
self-inflicted or Dot it is unknown.
Potee entered the room and began
dirrg so entirely u xpectedly. that
everal persons were wounded before
they cauld er cape. l1ine people were
jred more or less seriously by shots
from revolvers and a repeating shot
gun. Or these a brother, John H.
Potee, atd Win. H. Miller, a brother
in-law are ilkely to die. The craz;
man found time between shots tu
sprikle oil ab~out the ht use and set
fire to it. Firemen summnoned from
Baltimore, Md., finally extinguisheo
the fiames, but not before the bul
ding had ben almost gu:ted. On the
second floor was found the body of
he maniac badly burnged :about the
waist and with a shot w'~und -over his
Bystanders had fired at him repeat
edly, but whether one or their shots
hit him during the two hour fusilade
or whether he died by his own hands
oan only bs cot j :ctured. Potee is
said to have shown evidence of insan
isy for six or eight months psst. The
body of the child was removed before
the fire reached it.
Brhers UonvOct di.
At Cordele? Ga , the jury in the
case against George W. Bundrick,
charged with murder, returned a ver
dict of guilty and he was sentenced to
death. Bundrick ard..bis brother An
drew in S ptember, 1902, waylaid and
shot to death Joihn Shrouder and
wounded his wife. George escaped
and Andrew was tried and sentenced
to life imprisonment. Gaorge was
recently captured in Louisiana ano5
brought back for trial.
A freight and a passenger train
collided in a snow storm near Bloom
Idale, Oaio, on Sunday and two men
were killed-a fireman and a mail
aent-and 1-5 persons were injured.
HARD ON BLISS.
Another Sensation in the New
York Life Insurance.
C tMPAIGN TRIBUTE
Paid to Defeat Bryan In - First Cam
paign. Hamilton Declares He Paid
Chairm n Bliss a Big Sum.
Bliss Denies and 1am
The followin, interesting article
from the New York Herald of March
20, shows the nteans used in 1896 by
the Rspublican, to defeat the election
of Williama Jen lings Bryon:
"I see that C irnelius N. B!i, treas
urer of 'jhe Be ublican national com
mitte, ienies 1aat he had received
from 'ae for ti e New York Life the
sum of $75,00( for campaign purposes
in 1F.96," said Former Judge Andrew
Harmilton Wednesday, commenting
upcn Mr. B!tss3 assertion that he nev
er met the j dge.
"Maybe tris might stimulate his
mer.ory a bit," he added.
Judge Hamilton reached Inside the
brrast pocke of his ciat and produc
*a a steaf of vouchers, some of which
bore the signature of the foremost
men in:financeof today, and stripped
off a white receipt fr m such as the
B,=publican national committee uses.
Hte smcothed out the bit of paper,
paz-d at It with an amused smile, and
spread it f at upon the table In his
"Loks as P it was up to Mr. B'!ss
o think some more, does it noL?"
:ntinued Mr. Hamilton.
The receipt is a voucher for $75,000
tigned by Mr Bliss and dated October
I and 20, 1896. It is explained that
;he amount was paid over in two pay
nents, the first on%, of $1u,010, on
Jotober 1, and the balance of 065,000
)n Ontober 20, the figures at the
eft hand lower corner of the voucher
3eing raised from $10,000 to $75.,
When it was first br ught to the
Lttent on of The Herald, on Sunday,
Mnat Ardrew Hamilton said he held a
;ouenc-r showing that he had paid
75,000 to Mr Bliss, in addition to
5be 50,000 admitted by Mr. McCall
:o haue been paid to the oampaign
'nnd of the R.publican party in 1896
Ar Bliss asked concerning the mdt
ker, and he denied all knowledge of
ca payment. His exact lanuage
"Such a statement is utterly false.
[, as treasurer of the Rejlualican na
vional committee, did not receive any
money, nor was any v ucher therefore
ssued by me. I do not know And -ew
Hamilton, would not know hIm 1! 1
shlould see him, and never heard of
rim until recently."
In his home, 189 Madison avenue,
yn sterday, the m nner was aga~n call
ed to the attention of Mr. Bliss.
"Since applying to~ you for infor
matIon about the alleggd payment of
an additl. nal $75,000 Into the Espub
lican national canmmistoa~'s fund in
1896 by Andrew Hamiltan, new evi
dercs has come to hand, Mr. Bliss
Can you rt~call the incident toda; ?"
"1 have said all I care to say about
the matter," returned Mr. B'Iss. "No
such sum was paid over by Mr. Ham
iit..n or the New York L fe. My
word ought to be accepted as final."
"But io is now known that a votch
"Tn~at Is untrue. No receipt ex
ists. It any one says so he lies. Have
you seen such a voucher?"
"Yes, Mr. Bliss, and I have a pho
tograph of that vouaher. Will you
let me show it to you in order that
you may pass upon the genuineness
of the signature?''
'No sh' Iwon't lo~kat it. I de
cline to say another word about the
Judge Hamilton explains the exist
arnce of the check and takes a pecul
tar delight in rECalling the careful
manner in which the payment was
kept c.f the books of the New York
Bliss wanted more money." he
said. "I don't know anythi:.g about
the 850, 000 which Mr. McCall ac
inowedged was paid to the Republi
c.tn campaign fund in 1896. T.iat
was another matter. Bus I know I
was instructed to pay this money to
Mr. Bliss, and that 1 borrowed $75,
u00 upon my notes and passed it cvar
to Mr. Bliss. I iirst passed over $10,
OC0 and got Mr. Bliss' receipt for it,
and when 1 raised the balance 1 paid
that over, land in order to simplify
the transaction caused the addition
$65,000 to be receipted for upoa the
same 'zucher, preserving the two
dates i' payment, 20 days apart.
"I borrowed this: money and when
I was reimbursed I took up the notes
ar d settled the indebtedness. I know
this transaction does not appear in
.the regular way upon the books of
the New York Life.
' But you do not suppose, do you,
that Andrew Hamilte:n was paying
$75,000 of his own money to the Re
pubdcan campaIgn fund? As a mat
ter of fact, the entire transaction can
and will be proved to the satisfaction
of everybody in due time. Do they
want any more vohers of this sort?
"I notice that several men on the
exeoutive committe have Intimated
that they ought to make good to Mr.
McCall's estate the amount cf 8148,.
000 which Mr. McCall paid over to
the Repubiicrn fnnd. That is all
rIght, out I am in a position to tell
them that they will have to )ay over
much more than $148,000 to square
the actual Ironey contributed to the
capinfunds by the New York
Life during the last 13 years. Taib
$75,000 is one addition. Let them
get busy and find more.
In commenting on the above the
Columbia State says: Mr. Bliss says
go. .inde Hatmilton oontidlni
waves the voucher in air. if Mr.
BliEs's word "ought to be accepted as
final" it is ne-artheless true that it
will not be s, accepted. The public
has great faith in what is put down In
'black and white."
Oae of two things is certain. Elth
er Judge Hamilton's voucher is gen
uine or else is a forger. If the vouct
er or receipt is a forgery then Ham
ten is either a forger or an ac
complice in forgery, and in eith
er event he shcu-d be prose
cuted. If, on the other hacd
The receipt is genuine, there is no
other recourse than in the painfulcer.
tainly that Mr. Bliss is lying. Cer
tainly a gentleman of Mr. Bliss's
staniiing will not rest under such a
susp'clon. He must and will demand
that Judge Hamilton be prosecuted
and convicted of forgery or connivance
in forgery. Tnat is the only courss
that will absolve Mr. Bliss from the
susp'cian tt- Is naturally aroused by
the exhihlon of an alleged genuine
receipt signed by himself and ac
knowledging the receipt of money that
he denies having received There Is no
mistaking what Mr. Bllis's crrnse
should be. It is plain and peremptory.
Until some one proves that Hamil
ton is a liar of the most malicious sort.
there can be no rest for the weary. He
is stirriog 'em up with a long and
pointed stick. With the jaunty as
iarance of the man who admits ali
and rather glories in the admission, he
is going about disporting himself in a
manner that i'-as joyful to him as it
is disconcerningto the group of high
financiers and corporatian l.wyers
that constitute his gam3. He is quite
willivg to talk and he is not carefi.l as
to whom he talks about. For the safe
ty of those gentlemen high in the
counsels of flaance and of politics, he
most be gagged. It he is not, it is as
ertain as fate that something Is go
lIg to drop.
B G XONRY IN TAU3X.
One Farmir Made Savpnteen Thous
and Dollars Clear.
The State says Col..E J. Watsn,
ommissioner of agriculture, Immigra
tion and commerce, is very busy now
getting material for a statistical bul
Atin which *he will issue shortly
early every day he gets letters in
jutring for information on certain
iubjects and it requires a persc nal
o furnish the answer eaih time. H?
bas decided upon the kind of bulletin
te will issue and is preparing the
manuscript for the work.
The amount az d variety of informa
tion to be furnished in this pamphlet
will be a matter of surprise to all
orkers in figures. He will give ton
ge hauled on railrcads for each year
or a decide; tonnage of trtil.zrs
ased in zh9 same length of time; nrm
yer of bales of cotton spun into thread
numer of bales of cloth made; popu
ation and crops.
Oe of the most remarkable ezhib't;
which Col Watson has got together in
ome time is a statement of the in
-ome from the sale of garden truck.
:ank forms are camng in. These
will have to be oollaborated. "South
arolina, the Garden Country of
merica," is the title of the pamphlet
on gardening for the market.
The most remarkable statem .nt of
all1 those so far received shows that on
>he farmn of 103 acres the owner last
ear made, net $17 500. Onasix acres
f lettue he cleared $2.530; $3 000 on
10 acres of cucumbers, a d 23,300 on
2 acres of cucumblers. Tne publica
non of toess figures Is enougru to
ake everybody quit everything
'ss and go Into the track raising bus
Commissioner Watson will leave
he latter part of this week for COer
son college where he will confer with
President Mell and Prof. Chambliss in
regard to the terms for the competi
ors from this State who will take
part In the corn growing contest. A
:mmber of farmers from South Caro
lina will take part, several having al
ready sent In their notifirations. This
State will, as before, be the only
State in the S-uth to take part In the
contset, and the $1,000 prize was won
y Mr. Drake of Marlboro in the last
competition. Commissioner Watson
wants the school children Wj take
part as they did in Illinois and taas
get up a carn exhibit from South
Carolina for the Jamestown exposi
Next week Com-nissioner Watson
will b3 in B iauf rt where he will look
into the matter of growing sweet pz
atoes there. This is the banner
county of the State In the ,matter of
raising sweet potatoes.
White Mec Must Hang.
A Supreme Court decision seals the
fate of Bob Smalls and John Nall,
North Carolina white meD, who were
convicted last sprmng in Darlington of
the murder of a negro named Frank
Scott, whom they shot on the streets,
the white men being in a drucken ani
rowdy condition. Smalls was only 22
years old and Nall jast 19 at the time
of the kildnug. Smalls was given a
death sentence and Ncll, being recom
mended to mercv, got a life sentence.
Smalls was sentenced to hang last
May. The Supreme Court affirms the
results In the lower court, and Smalls
is to be sentenced in the near future.
Killed His F'ather.
A t Atlanta Henry J. Purcell, a bar
br, aged 50 years, was shot and in
stantly killed by L is son, E isha Pur
cll, aged 24, at their home on Court
land street early Wednesday EveDing.
Te circumstances as gathered f:om
several witnesses were that the eider
Purcell came home intoxicatta and
began at once a quarrel with his
wife. Going from the house he re
turned with a brick which he made a
motion to throw at his wife and at
the wife of the youoger man, who
immediately drew his revolver and
fred. Elisha Purcell surrendered to
to the police.
Killing in G sorgia.
Barrell Bush, aged 60, was shot and
killed by Alonza Hadack Taursday
at Haddock, Ga. Tne slayer Is aged
3. He surrendered promptly. The
trouble gr..w out of the marriage of a
sister of Haddock and the son 0f
Bush In Macon. The parties are
rominent in the rcnnntY.
TALE OF HORROR.
Some Indians Who Sacrifice Ba
bies to Sacred Snakes to
WARD OFF TROUBLF.
The tinge Living Reptiles Are Kept Shut
Up in a Cave in the Mountains
and Fed op iuman Sacifi
cial Flesh by the Fa.
The grand jury of Bernadillo Coun
ty, New Msx'co, was presented with
evidence recently which apparently
shows that human sacrifice Is still be
ing practised among other barbaric
religious rites by our American In
dians. A considerable amount of
testimony was produced as to the
practices of witchcraft and the com
mon habit of the Indians of murder
ing men and women who are suspect
ed of being "evil spirits." In fact,
Joe Luis, chief medicine man of the
Papago tribe of Arizona frankly ac
knowleged that be is the slayer of
Josefa Anton, a woman, whom the
Papagos of a native village near
Covered Wells in the Gunsight county
accused of belug an evil spirit who
bewitched them and was r-soonsib'
for their misfortur es. During thp
Summer a great m wy cattle belong
ing to the Indians sickened and died,
and starvation stared them in the
race. Later some of the leaders o,
:he tribe succumbed to a mysterious
disease, and the savages, who still
believo in withcraft, held Josefa An
ton, a woman of the village, respon
sible for the conditions. Luis, the
medicine man, believed it his duty to
rid the village of the witch, so he lur
ed her out into the desert and mur
But the most shocking testimony,
says the corespondens of the Ne'.
York American was given by a Cat.hc
tic missionary who was admitted to
some of the sacred rites of the Indians
of the pubelo of Z a, the most isol -
ed of the savages in Ncw X<x c,.
Here the priest was led to a cave in
;1e mountains, the mouth of which
ls enclosed with a stone wall Bffteen
feet thick. In this wall there is a
cole eight or ten inches in diameter,
and in the cave lives a huge sacred
snake, which at times emerges
through this hole. The Indians keep
a watch at the cave and regard the
appearance of the servent as a man
date upon them to produce a human
sacrifice for the creature.
Usually, the witness said, the sacri
Oce was voluntary, some Indian moth
er being ready, under the spur of re
ligious enthusAi.m. to cffar her in
fant. I', however, the exhortations
of the frenzied medIcine man failed to
find willing response, then a council
of the old men of the tribe was held
and a baby was pickced out by vote.
In either case, wil:Ing or unwilling,
the mother was led forward to the
entrance of the cave and kept there
antl the snake appeared. As the
huge serpent wriggled forth through
the hole the mother crept forward
and delivered over her child.
A'ter this a dance was begun by
the chief medicine man, which was
joined in by the others of the tribe,
and the ceremonial kept up until sun
It is known that a very si'nilar sys
tem. of sacrifice of babies and adults
was practised until recently by the
Gorieta Indians, who lived in the
Pecos-Valley, of New Maxieo. Tarirty
miles north of the vIllage of Gliorieta,
in the mountains, is a cave similarly
sealed up except for a hole ler e
enough to admit a large snake. Tv'is
is well known to all residents of that
section. Several years ago when the
Gorleta Indians were snake worshIp
pers, a huge sacred serpent made his
abode in the cave. .
A human sacrifice was made at reg
ular reriods to this snake, the cere
mony connected therewith being one
f the most sacred tenets of the In
dian relgion. Sometimes the sacri
flee was v:;luntary ongt~e ,pirt of the
vicim, and sometimre* plac~d e
the altar by his comijles. Finally
the tribe d windled dn'~ to one man
and one woman. WLn the time of
sacrifice again came round, the wo
man was s.zad with terror, as a wC
man was alway considered preferable
as an cffaring to appease the great
spirit through the medium of the
snake. Uitknown to the man. she
fed before the fatal hour arrived.
L:-ft alone to face the grues~me 0:
deal, the man was also seized witti
fear and fled the country. Oaher In
dians of othe:r tribes know of the
cave, and cannot be induced to go
Tzne grand jury was impressed with
the need of a thorough investIgation
of the secret practic~s of the Indians,
and a resolution was adopted calling
upon the United States authorities to
sitt the matter to the bottom and
tke means o stop fo.rever the prac
tice of human sacrifice. In view of
the great di~oulty a white man has
in penei rating the se c ets of the in
dians, it is not surprising that the
Government officials are Ignorant of
these c ual ceremonials. In fact,
many villages of Inditns In remote
muntain districts a.re hardly known
o even the wandering mining pros
pects, and are never visited by agents
of thLe D:partment of the Interior.
It must be remembered, too, that
New Mexico is a big territory, with
an area as great as the crmbined
ares of New York and the New E. g
land States, and events may transpire
in certain sec uded sections of it and
be as little known to many other
secticns as If the Inhabitants d welt
at a much greati r distance from the
scene of these events. The highest
forms of civi~zuWon and prosperity
exst in certain parts of New Mexico
out Luere are.stid s~me lIdian pueb
los; or villages, little known- to the
in ne form or another this story
Wich was brought before the grand
jury is not new, as it has been told
around campfires and t.y writers of
Pueblo legends and traditions, but it
has never heretofore been br ,ught be
fore a judicial body. A version of
the story is that there is bu5 one
snake of venerable age and immense
size, which has been transferred from
pueblo to pueblo, causing in each
in turn a mysteri';us decrease in the
birth rate. Another vers'on Is that
there are several snakes, but that the
medicine men led the people to be
lieve that there was only ore. Still
another relates as to how the snake
is guirded by the IAdian councilors,
the people being k-ps ignorant of the
fate o their children. The history
of the snalke brought to the attentioo
of the grand jury is qu te singu!ar. I!
runs that the snake was first kept in
the Santo Domingo pueblo, whence it
was transf3rred to the Jem z Du bo.
the Santo Dominicans paying a. larg,
tribu:e to have it tsken off theb
hands. The J=mez Ind ans in turn
unloaded It upon the Z a pueblo,
where it has remained for many
That the snake is a conspicuous
figure in the religion of most of the
America.n Indians in the Southwest
is, of course, well known. The mod
ern Indians get their traditions fro-r
the arcient Aztecq, who were snake
worshippers and who, we know, made
human sacrificeas andwvenerated sacred
reptiles. The M qul Indians and
their annu-l snake dances are rurvi
vils of te old Aztec cerembni.l
The Mcquis Lapture large rumber of
rattlesnakes, wash them and dince
with them, hldirg the serpents in
their teeth. Many of the daucrs
are bitten, but the victims are at
once taken into a cave where the
medicine man administers an antid-ote
and ro harm ensues. This secret cure
for snake bite is known only to one
man In cath triba, and he passes the
secret on to a casen priest before he
dies. Ni amount of persuasion by
white men has ever been able to wrest
this sacred and invaluable secret from
the Indians. A medicine man will
always let a whi:e man die (f snake
bite rather than give him :.ne cure.
Aside from puting an :nd to the
cruel rites of human sacnfice there
are enough secret ceremo: Ilss of the
Pueblo Indians yet ura een by white
men to well repay an inves igtion by
the Depnrtment of the lItei.ar.
THE PARSIDEN *S SALARY.
"izures that Will Surprise a Great
The Philadelphia Ledger says the
discusIon of the ins~ffait:ncy of the
President's salary has recommenced,
tad certain facts are brought for ward
with whic:i it is doubtful if the aver
ag' American is acquainted. It will
perhapi be news to many that al
thougn the President's salary is $50,
000, he actually receives more tnan
twice tnat amount -3125,000-every
year. Government arprop.iati< ni year
ly devoted to the execuAve mansion,
in addition to the Presideni's salary,
are given as follow.: Pay cf Presi
dent's private secretary, $3 253; as
sistant priv.tte s'cretAry, $2,250; ste
nographer, $1,800; five meseengers,
each, $1,200; two doorkeepers, eac-;
$1,200; four other clerkrs at salatries
rangirg from 81.500 to 8250; telegraph
operator, 81,200; two usters, eact- $1.
00; one nuan usher, $1 300; a watcil
man, $900. The government also
furnishes a man to take care of the
fres at $86i a year, a steward at $1,.
00, aad allows two special funis of
$40,0(00 just mentioned, $12 500 Is for
repaira and for refunrnishing the White
House; $2,500 is for fuel;-84 000 for
the greenhouse; $15,000 for gas, match
es, the upkeep of the stables and
varikus 2iscellaneous matters. The
88000 is for stationery, carpets, the
cre of the staoles as distinguished
from expenditures-for feed, equ'page
ad the like. The grand total, includ
ing the President's salary, is given as
$125,000 a year. To most men these
appropri tions will seem very liberal.
It is possible, for example, that five
nundred tons of coal are required in
the White House every year for the
purpose of heatIng and cookiLn? It is
true that tne President is campelen
to do a great deal of costly entertain
ing, but practically all his household
expenses seem to h a paid by the guy
enent except the cutlay for fuoca
and wine. Fifty thousar~d dollars is
not much for a man woo must live In
the style of the President of the Ui-l
ed States, but $125,000 a year is a
Congressman J. A. Bede was tne
speaker at a big barquet at Gra-nd
Ri=ds toe otner nigot, at wn!.ca wo
:nen were admitted to Pear the spe.
ches. Mr. Bede apolypz d for the
non-ppearance or Bepresentati .
Weston, of Indiana, who he said was
detained at homne because of " famnily
matters." "I want in distincitly un
derstot d." said Mr. B-de, "that ut
der toe ROsev 1t ao~inistrationl tu
national bird has be: n chsx ge-d froms
the esgle to the b orz. The eiagle
may screamn, but the stork delivere
te goods. I ncver poud as an Adonis.
Mr. Cede continued. "My wife always
insisted that she would never marry
any but a six feot man-one with a
big black mustache. But sbe married
me, atnd now we have a string of six
Pneumonia followicg a nervone
cllapse as a result of strain and (X
citement sluring protracted revival
ervices at the First Baptist church
at Paducha-Ky., caused the death .o
the pastor, E. J.ohn S Cheek, aged
46 years, Thur'sday at Waco, Tex. A
revival which brough6 about 1,000
conversions came to an errd last S ini
d'.y af.:er lasting four mdnths, but
Mr. Cheek~s mind and health gave
way several weeks ago and he had
been taken South in the hope that
the change woinMg hae't a health.
W ant. Aai.traxa.
Many Australians hava an 'dea that
Japan is looking covetously on tnleir
island continent. Their suspilns
were increased the other day by the
discovery In the baggage of t ao Japa
nese, Soo were traveling in Austre
ia as merce.auts, of a complete set
of the secret ilans of tue Sydney for
POf~ kL111CAL PO)T.
DEM1OCRATIC EXECUTIVE COM
MIT ]EE TO MEET ON APRIL 5.
rates for Meetings of County Clubs
and County and State
Gen. Wilie Iones, chairman of the
State Democratic executive commit
;ee, announoed Thursday that the
commttee would be called to meet
this year on April 1:h to c'nsider the
matte.rs pertaining to the campaign
socn io open and to issue the call for
tme State convention, which will for
maly set the ball in motion.
Tne meeting of the present clubs
.d2l be held on the las; Saturday In
.i piil, the 28th, and the county c n
ventions, made up o delegates select
d at the club meetings, will assemble
n the 7th of May to elect delzgates
to the State convention, a couaty .ex.
Pcutive committee and a member
frum each county of the State Damo
ratic executiva c~mmittea.
The State Democri tic convention
will be held on the 16-h of May, that
baing the third Tuesday. It is nct
known what matters will come before
he convention this year. Af ter th't
-neeting of the cor vention the new
rrangements for the St:ate campa!gn
along lines dec!ded pr n in the eMn
ventdon. rhe it:n 'r&'y wili be map
ped out by the exZrut ve committee
The party contution says that
thers ehall be one or more clabs i,
-ac'i ward or towrahip and t-;af the
clubs stla'l mect on the founrh Satur
,ay in A pril in State eleci-,n 'ears,
he ceunay conventins the fi:-st Mn
!ay in May and the State e nvention
tee thild Wedne.day in - y
The qualifications f.r vc s:ng in the
State primarie3 are that ,he person
who 6esires to vote must bare been a
reildent of the State 12 inoans and
of the count. 3 days, who must pledge
himself to abide by the result cf the
primaries, and his name must be on
4 e club list at least five days before
Toe Stat.e executive committee Is
cmpOSed cf the following rep-esenta
tiyes from the several countle,:
Abbeville, A. W. JOneis; Aikeo, 3.
R. Cloy, Anderson, J. P. Glenn; BaRm
berg, '. B. Free; B;rnwell, W. D
Birck; Beaufor, Thomas Msrtin;
Berkeley. B. W. Haynesq Charleston.
J. F. . ley; Cherokee, W. S. Hall,
Jr.; Cbester, T. J. Cunningham;
on sterfield, W. F. Stevens-n: Claren
doz; A. J. Rtchbourg; Colleton, T. W.
Hill; Darlington, J. B. Cnggeshall;
Dorecester, J. D Bivene; Edgefield,
A. E P.sdrett; Fairfield. T. A. Ket
chin; Florence, D. H. Traxler, Geor
geown, 3. W. Doar; Greenville, J. T
Bramlet; Greenwood, D. H. Magill;
Hamptoo, L. C. Langford; Sarry, J
A. McDermott;.Kershaw. J. G. Rich
.rds, Jr ; Lancaster, T Y. William,;
Lurens, T. B. Crews; Lee, W. A.
Jame.; Lexington, D. J. Griffltt;
Martnn, W. A. Browc; Mar'bro, W.
D E ans; Newberry, C L. Blease;
:onee, F. M. Cary; Orangeburg
R.'bert Lid"; Pickens, W. T. 0 Dl;
Rcb land, Wilie Jones; Szluda, J. C.
a. Etuch; Spartanburg, N. L. Ben
nett; Sumter, R I. Manning; Union.
3 M G-er; Wililambarg, D. C. Scott;
'ork, 3. W. Ardtey.
Senator Tiliman is an ex-: fficio
membeir of the committee by reason
f hist i fie as member of the nation
XOTE STOPS WEDDIMG.
Separated Couple as they S tood Be
The course of true love, it develop
di last M.tdiy received a rude shock
wen B. A. Turner, of Higgstown,
and Miss Paarl Coleman, of Savannah
ere not married as tney had hoped
As the words "I pronounce yon
-an and wife." tungc on the lips of
Rv. Rjbert Vandeventer, the mother
of the would-be brida d.ished in upon
the assembwege. S-:riking apart thel
two hands btuat were about to b:
uatted forever, she forbve tha mar
riage. F.tinting, the bride fell to toe
dor and the groom stocd with star
ng eves at the prevention' ot the
flfillment of his long planned elopc
Dr. Vandeventer, too startled t>
speak for an instant, held the mar
rage license loosely in nis hand. Tziis
was the mother's opportuni'y; she
cluchedl the license and det!ed th
mnister to procied. Dr. V .nteven
ter begged that she allow the wed'din2
ceremony to ga on. To this she was
>o lurate. Tae would b3 -.bride was
r:auscitated, the wedding assembly
dpersed and Mats Paarl, the 14-year
'd bride that was to be, returned dis
c nsolate to her home.
Tae mother is Mrs. Elisa. A. Cok
man. Tae would be gro m is the
.aner of a sawmll at Htiggstowa
re wedding certmony wa- tuterupted
a the home of Mrs. N. F. Cosart.
te irate moth-er' sister, at 607 West
Lut Monday Mr. Turner renewed
his ueff.rts to win the mother's con
sent, but Mrs C' leman was uerelent
ing apparently. Sne said her daug:h
ter must wait five years. When th'
lcesee was secored the girl was given
as eighteen. She wears short dress
Seventeen passengers on three cars
f tue Crevelaud Southwestern trac
ion line, snow- bo.d by deep drifts
five miles from~ Wooster, 0..1, atter
pending an uncomfortable night,
vere rescue'd Trsday by .fsarxners
and liverymen from Wooster,'~ who
sent three big sleighs to the snow
bound cars. Tee snow is .so deep
betw ea Wooster and Berea, 40 miles
away, that traffle on tue road Is at a
.Death of idr. hemas.
A dispag from WedgefieH t> The
;tate sayfr. Mr. H. B. Tn..mas, one.
f this community's mo~st substantial
ctz ms, and former railroad commis
sioner, died suddenly We~nem'ay of
'neart trouble. He was a man of fine
tusiness ability, which was fearlessly
made known during his term as rail
road commissioner. His sudden death
wms sb chnto his many friends.
SHOT FOR MONEY.
D. G. Ziegler Shot by Eugene
Rogan at Snmter
FOR NT PAYING HIM
What He Owed Him for Work Done
in His Office. Ziegler Was At.
tacked as He Was Leaving
His Office. Was flit Five
A special dispatch from. Sumter to
]ne S-ate says Eugene Hogan, Jr.
shot D. G Z ;gler Friday afternoon
.t 4 40 o,clouk. The weapon was a
He fired fie times, the Ast bal.
Bntered directly nader the left shoul.
:er blade and took a do vn aard course
roward tne rigit side. Tae second
ball entered jait ab .an two Incnes a
-ove the tirs., oae and took an oppo
site curse. Tae Laird ball went-be
tween tne body a-d tie elbow, gra.
i::g tue fb sh on the arm. Trie fourth
aUL d ti snots went wild.
Tae tragedy was enacted on the
stairway of the Winn butlding, 13
N -.rth Main street. Mr. Z3igler was
cimng diwn the stair*ay. Wnen
aouvu flalf way down Mr. Hoga be
gan furirg from the tcp of the stair
y Wnen the first ball struck.
Z .izler he turned, hi says, half way
around and begged Hogan to- stop.
This accunts for sue two balls cros
ing eacn ouner in tne body, presam
Z igler ran cn down the stairway -
ino wne street, then turned and went
ino Durani.'s pharmacy wnere he
was made comfortable- until he -could
be taken to the Sumter hospital. The
pnyticians bave made ad examination
with the Baentgen X-ray, but have
failed to discaver tae ouiles. Tne
doctors state that te is in a very
sericus condition and while the
wounds are not neccessarily fatal,
they do not feel at all confident of his
recavery. Z igler says inmielf he 1i
going to die and has made a sworn
antemortem statement and given
some direions abaut the disposition
of his budness aft.drs.
Z:igier states, Ir.: i reporled, thata
shoro while previous to we shootmg
yonag Hogan callad at the door of his
offiza and ne refused him admitance,
aogcan demanded the money hat
Z.ig'er was aue him as a draughts
man when he was formerly in his
employ. Z Agler replied that he did
not tave it but wnu d pay him.
Hogan went down sne hallway and
aid mcmnd a irge aoor a4 the head
of Lhe dtairs, Z;iiier says, and he aid
nbt ano -l ids presence until he
neard she first ahor from thi rear. IT
is known snat Zeigier was indebted to
Hegan for worn none and that he had
made repeated Lfts to collect the
dent but without sucoess.
Tnre Swate's correspordant- visited
the young man at Ene jal, out he was
engsgad in consultatlon witn his at
corney, H. D. Moise, who replied'thaZ -
ne ham notning to say now. He war
comfortably seated and cool and col
lected. He greeted the correspondent
in iris usual manner. He is acont 23
years oid arid nas a very young wiue
and baby. Mr. Hagan's fatner, the
well known ban-caer is prostrated wine
Z igler has been an architect in
Sumter for several years. He formerly
niad an uffice in alumbia. He Is abont
3$ years Lf age and uas a wife and
unree anildren. His home Is at 106
South Wasnaington Ssreet.
A dispzuch fromn Darrango, Colo.,
says afser bAing enO u baund for 12
:ays on the .o.ti summzit of Cambres
Pat tae cress of tane San Jaa~n
r.m~ge, 50 mitei froam sae 'nearest .
town, a DY~nver asni Eio Grande train
ooratimg .50 psssangstrs Tauirsday
4rnved in Aaam isa in s San Luis
valley. Tne train left Dairango on
MLs.c.i 10 and became stiled that
*.gnu. $nowv cnsied falL g day
iser day uait it lay on the level
iigner taan the smoke ssack of tne
oC:;motive. Esaroaa erniioyes car
mid provisions to sne imprisanoi psa
sangers by climbing ue mountain On
snIow shoes, and sire p~assengers were
?flde as comfortable as possible.
Oingz toJ tnre niga attitude, se~veral
passengers oiecaine sicic. A rotary
s-.ow p.o.e panetrated to sne train
Edneedi ry nmgan and today the train
ran to Al~nosa.
Naar Deathum Door.
The entire family of Jonn H. Wil
llam:,on, postmas..er and station agent
.3,t Gi:.a1 02borne, Pennsy.vanis., on
:,t F Wayne raluroad, were found
accnriOOCou.s from aspnryxiation Taurs
day morning. The family ..onsisted
of thre fascrer, mosner and five cil.
.iren, and when found they were sup
oosea to be in a monibund condition.
.?ne diecovery was made by persona
.vho had gone to the Station to take
tine trai for Pittsoarg.. ],'oing rshe
doors they fcund the en-tire family
~sal in their beds and unoonscious,
Vfle house was fiiled with tue fumes
of gas. Pnysicians were summoned
and neroic eff arts were made to re
suacitate toe victims of the accident,
ont at 10 o'clock only one, an Infant,
nad haen revived.
Tno Wages of sin.
The friends of Thos. W. Kiley, a
weaithy tanker and merchant of
Brooklyn, fear that he has committed
suicide. Tnursday night a story was
published to the e ffbs tnat Edey had
married Mrs. Flora A. Colt, of Brock
lyn, three years ago, in Hommzand,
mnd., althouzh he had another wife
at toe time living. After the puoil
cation of the cnarges.Ktley was quoted
as saying: "Tialsscandle will be more
:ban 1 canl bear. I never did any
i~in tnat was not honest or honora
1le u iti I married Mrs. Colt. I know
roait was %ronlg and ISraaWA4