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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. -APRIL 4,,1906(O 7
WILL BE TRIED.
0. W. Perkins of the Firm of J.
P. Morgan & Co.,
HAS BEEN ARRESTED
Under a Charge of Grand Larceny for
Giving the Funds of The N.w
York Life In4urance Company
to the Republican Cam
On a charge that his connection
with a contribution of 843.765 from
the funds of the New York Life In
surance company to Cornelius N. Bliss
treasurer of the Republican national
committee, In the campaign of 1934,
constituted grand larceny in the first
degree, George W. Perkins, a member
of the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., and
until recently !rst vlee president of
the New York Life Insurance compa
ny, was arrested in New Yjrk on
Wednesday of last week on a warrant
issued by City Magistrate Moss. When
a detective went to serve the warrant
upon Mr. P. ri;as he found that a
writ o: habea t orpus had already
been o*ained from Justice Green
baum of the State -upreme court, and
- the matter was .m 2ediately taken
out of the magistrm.e's hands: Mr.
Perkins appeared before Justice
Greenbaum and at the request of his
counsel, the hearing in the case was
af j )urned until Fnday. Mr. Perkins
was parcled in the custody of his per
sonalattorney, La wis A. Delafield.
T'he warran. I f Mr. Perkins' arrest
is applitd for I udsly by District
torny Jerome. Magistrate Moss
mould noo act, howe.ver, until affli:a
vita were filed In the case. Taese were
presented to him Wednesday. They
were signed by Darwin A Kingsley,
vice president of the New York Life,
Edmund D. Randolph, treasurer of
the company, and by Thomas A.
Buckner, also a vice president. Mr
Perkins' counsel admitted to Justice
Greenbaum that Mr. P-rkins had ad
vanced the sum named to Mr. Bliss
upon the rE quest of the l..e John A.
McOall, president of the New York
Life. He was afterwards reimbursed
through the action of the company's
finance committee. Is was contended
that Mr. McCall han executive au
thority to order the payment and that
if any, crime was committed it was
participated in by every member of
the finance committee present when
the matter was acted upon.
Despite the action of Mr. Jerome in
applying for a warrant fjr Mr. Per
kins and t.us taking the matter to
the higher courts ot the State, Judg
O'Sullivan, In the court of special
sessions Wednesday, again addressed
the grand jury which is considering
life insurance matters and instructed
them that It was their duty to con
tinue the investigation to the end.
He told the grand jarors that It was
their right to demand that thre dis
trict attorney subpoena witnesses to
be exmined berore them in any mat
ter they may have under considera
Bobert A Grananiss and Walter E
Gillette, as vice president and tru
ees, and E bridge T. Gerry, as trus
ee of the Mutual Life Insurance com
pany, Wednesday tenderedl trheir res
Ignations at a meeting of the board
of trustees. Tney were accepted.
Tae afldiavits upon which Magis
trate Moss acted in issuing the war
rant for Mr. Perkins' arrests were
forwarded to the supreme court Wed
nesday night on a writ of certiorari.
The statemnentsworn to by Vice Pres
ident Emtgsley gives some of the 'de
tails of the meeting of the New York
Life tinance committee In December,
1904, when President McCall appeared
and stated that Mr. Perkins had ad
vanced certain large sums of money to
Cornelius N. Bliss, treasurer of the
Republican national committee, pur
suant to Mr. McCall's agreement to
contribute 350,000 for use in the pres
idential campaign of 1904.
District Attorney Jerome Wednes
day made public correspondence be
tween himself and Mr. Perkins which
showed that upon the district attor
ney's request for informationl and
without promise of any immunity
whatsoever, Mr. Perkins had supplied
Mr. Jerome 'with all the facts connect
ed with the 1904 campaign contribu
tiens. In ~ncluding his letter on the
subject Mr. Perkins wrote:
"When I made the advances men
tioned, and when I was reimbursed
theref or, It never accurred to me that
there could be any question as to the
propiety of such expenditures, Iwhich
I believed to be for the benefit of the
When the matter was presented to
Justice Greenbaum for argument, Mr.
Delafield, Mr. Perkins' counsel, in his
"In the summer of 1904, Mr. Cor
nelus N. Bliss, who was the treasurer
of the Republican national committee
cailed upon Mr. Perkins at the cfflie
of J. P. M'rgan & Co., of which Mr.
Perkins wMa, member, and Informed
him that Mr. John A. McCall, thE
late president of the New York LifE
insurance company, had promised thal
that company would contribu'e to tai
national campaign fand the sum 0
50,000 or as much of that sum a
Mr. Bliss might find necessary."
Mr. Perkins conirmed this state
ment and said he had asked Mr. Blis
to call, and that he was prepared t
make a payment of 850,000 to th
campaign fund. Afterwards, by suc
cess'v8 payments; *48,500 was pai
by Mr. Parkins from his own re
sources to Mr. Bliss for the campaig:
Miss Pearl Wood, aged 18, membE
of the graduating class of Convers
colege, died in Spartanbulrg cn Fr
-day after an operation for append
NEGRO ODD FELLO WS CONSPIRE
TO BURNO tPEOPLE.
'pecial (ficer Tmployed to Investi
gate Fires in Various sec
tions Eo Report.
Offi:er H. W. H lloway, says the
Columbia R card of Thursday af er
noon, has what he considers as reliable
information that Eome score of alleg
ed incmdiary flkes which he it work
ing on in different parts of the Sate
under the Comptroller General's di
rection, are directly traceable to plots
worked out In colored Od Fellow
lodges and executed by members
against white men, against whom it
is desired to strike a blow in the
Mr. Hollcway has bsen informed
that one of the so called principles of
the Order, as it has degenerated in
the hands of these ignorant negroes,
is to "correct wrongs" perpetrated
against negroes by white men who
are too strong to be struck in the open;
and the cases he has investigated in
Abbeville, Orangeburg and Laurens
counties have confirmed his suspicions,
and the information lodge members
have imparted to him.
O. the night of the 17trh instant, or
rather the morning of the 18 A in
stant, Sunday, In Laurens County, near
Clinton, in what is known as the
Huntington sajotion, where the ne
groes out-number the whites, perhaps
owenty to one, the big barns of Mr.
W. J. A lair, and the dwelling of Mr.
S. A Pailson, were burning at tae
same time, with the neighborhood
O Id Fellows lodge in session up to 4
o'cicck Sunday morning.
O:dinarily a fi:e of this kind, in
the country attracts several hundred
negroes, but that nght the negroes
did- not stop at the fire in going to and
fro from the lodge meeting, and
only two or three servants on the
paces could be obtained to help save
he household goods and fE. cts from
the barns. Tne theory is that the
blacks want to get rid cf the few
whites of that neighborhood. Tae
result was that practically nothing
waR saved at either place. Thve col
ored lodge at this place meets alo4t
daily, frequently remaining In sasion
A Gcod Man Gone.
In the death of Mr. H. R. Thomas
of Wedgefield, the State loses a good
citizen. Mr. Thomas in his day was
a very conspicious man and was the
best railroad commissioner the state
has ever had, not xepting the gen
ial and popular chairman of the pres:
ent board. And outside his rf c~rc
as a railroad Wimmissioner Mr. Taom
as had a marked record. His name
was not Taomas, but Ragin. In re
construc:ion and kuklux days he in
ourred the. enmity of. the dominant
party of radicals and scalawags and
nad to leave the state, as many other
,rood men had to do for defending
homn and fleeside from the maruding
oand. He went into the .north and
Canada, and became a civil engineer
and practical railroad man. While
iving North he too-k his mother's
maiden name i~o escape detection as
he Esdical authorities were hunting
down those who had fled from the
State to escape their vengeance. Af
ter returning to the State he never
resmed his name but retained the
name of Thomas.
To Legaliz , Saeide.
A bill has been intr::duced into the
lower house of the I., a legislature
to legalizt suicide. Il proves that a
pis~fn of sound mind who is suffer
ing frcm an Incurable disease, and
whose death is only a matter of time,
may request his attending physician
to take his life at once, and the phy
sician will be compelled, on penalty
of Imprisonment and fine, to c-ll In
two other competent physicians and
the coroner, and if the four agree that
the request Is based upon an accairate
knowledge of the condition of the pa
tient, and that he cannot be cured or
his life prolonged without undue suff
ering, then It shall be the duty of the
physician, in the presence of the three
men associated with him, to adminis
tr an anaesthetic until death results.
The facts shall be certified to the
County Clerk and reported by him to
the state authorities. Sho'rld the nex
of kin make the request or j~in In it
for the purpzse cf getting the sufferer
out of tne way they shall be guilty of
murder in the first degree.
Ignorant of the mechanism of a gas
fixture, a family of immigrants, who
arrived at Philadelphia tnree days be
fore were oyercome by illuminating
gas Thursday night In a tenement
house. Schaye Weinstein died Thurs
day at a hospital. His wife and three
daughters, Celia aged 22, Sara, aged
19, and Anne, aged 14, are said to be
ying at the same inStIititio. The
victims were found un-conscious Thurs
day in their rooms by REbecca, the
fourth daughter, who had spent the
night with relatives. In excingums
ug the light Wednesday night some
member of the family had accidental
ly turned on the gas again and the
fumes had escipad into the rooms dur
ing the entire night.
Worse Than a Bruce.
Ignatz Dobotos a ftrmir of Commn
County, Hungaria, has been arrest d
charged with cruelty to his mnother of
80. Dobotos Imprisonsed tho.ed wo
man in a cage and buried her for s~x
week3 In the farm yard, leaving only
a narrow aperture through which he
occasinally passed her c:usts of bread
and water. At tim- s he proded her
wia a. pitchfork while she was thus
s at his mnercy. The authorities finally
learned of the case and dug the wo
a man up. She died next day. Neigh
- oors tried to lynch the man as he was
lbeing taken to prison.
- A Rash Act.
At Milton, Fla., William David
son, Jr., a well-known and popular
citzen, deliberately laid his head on
*r the rail just as the eastbound Louis
e ville and Nashville passenger train
i- pulled out from the station one night
t.. and was decapitated. No cause is
knon for the rash act.
Of Colleton Connty Presented by
the Grand Jury
FOR STOPPING CASES
Against Certain Partihs Charged With
Pension Frauds, and Jury lasists
Upon Trial of All Persons
Charged With Illegally
A special dispatch frcm Walterboro
to The State says the grand jury
sprung sensation in court Thursday
morning when their presentment was
read. They were not satisfied with
the course taken by the county board
of pension fraud cases against C. W.
Ulmer, P M. Varn, G. J. Varn,
aenry Dublos, alias A. B. Varn, so
they handed in the following present
"2 he grand jury were astounded
wben information reached them that
certain cases known as pension fraud
cses, known as pension fraud cases,
-ere nol vrossed by the solicito., but
.hey are aware that such action is in
the discretion of the prose cutting
officer and they cannot interfere with
suc'i discretion. He has, however
given his reasons therefor as em bo
digd in the letter from C. G. Hend:-r
son, Stobo R. Perry, B. G. Benton, J.
P. Polk and W. B. Ackerman, M. 1)
The grand jury are unable to find
from suzh leater that the parties sign
ing the same had any gocd reason for
their attion, which amannts to m Ll
feasance in cfflce. They, therefore,
present t'he above named parties as
members of the county board of pen
sions for Colleton county, who signed
uca letter, far malfeasnuce in . file
and name James E Peurifoy, H. D.
P.idgett and L G. 0 vens as material
witnesses to prove the same, Until
a conviction of a crime they c.nuot be
presented for compounding a felony.
Tuey present 0. W. Ulmer, H. M.
Varn, G. J. Varn, Henry Dubois,
ilas J. Dabois, alias A. B. Varn. for
raudlent missappropriation of funds
md forgery as alleged in the indict
nents now of r. c ird in this court and
no! paossed. And name as witnes-ses
hose named o- back of said indict.
nents and earnes;ly urge that new in
fectments be prepared against them.
[aey regret that they have no leg uL
rounds upon which to pre.ent the
olicitor, but as they see that he
eeds assistance to properly present
the cases above referred to they re
j est the co-.rt thiat it may a&shori ze
ne employment of some counsel learn
d in the law to aid him."
(Signed) "J. B. Dodd, Foreman."
At the conclusion of the reading of
this presentment, Judge Dantzer took
ccasion to compliment Solicitor Jer
ey on his ability and record as a law
yer and solic~tor, and to say that it
was not in his province to appoint an
assistant to the solicitor, but that he
felt Mr. Jervey would do his fall duty
n the cases referreP to.
Solctor Jerv~y also stated to the
ourt that he had no apology to make
for his action in the case; that the in
dictment was brought by the county
oard of pensions and he fully inten
ded the esses to come up at this term
f court until he received the comn:
T uncation from the said board, and
their req-iest he nol prossed these
cases. l'uolic sentiment is against
the action taken by the county boird
and the solicitor, and approves the
action taken by the grand jury.
THE BOARD'S LETTER.
~The communication from sne pen
son board which was read in court
Monday, and on which the'solicitor
based his action as follows.
"The State vs. 0. W. Ulmer, P. M.
Vrn, G. J. Yarn, Henry Dnliois. alias
. J. Dabois, alias A B. Varn, f ar
"Walterboro, Murch 7, 1906.
"The Hon. W. St. Julian Jerver,
Solicitor Ninth Ciruit,
"Our Doar Sir: We have already
requested of you that all indictments
~ginst G. J. Varn (N~o. 3 in above
ca) be nol prossed ubconditionally,
and we now renew the rrquest.
"We also request of you that upon
any payment of 5423 982 into the
State treasury for the beeefit of pen
sions (?eceipt to be produczed), the
same being the amount legally ob
taned and receipted fur by the other
three desendants abcve in pension
c.aims of Mrs. D. C. Crosbj, Mrs. M.
C brawdy, Mrs. C. S. R~bihson, Mrs.
A. J. Smith, ~Mrs C. 3. Crosby, Mrs.
C. J). Yare and Mrs. A. M. Yarn, who
cannot be found in the county, and
the pa~yment to the clerk of caurt of
the cost of this action (receipt also to
produced) by any one or all of the de
fendats above other than G. J. Yarn
at such time as you may designate,
that you do not nol pros this case in
its entirety, it being our opinion tuat
the ends of justice will then te suffic
-"Yours most truly,
"0. G. Henderson, Cnairman,
"Stobo R. Perry.
"B. G. Benton,
"3. T. Polk,
"W. B Ackerman, M. D.,
"Pension B ard for Colleton County.'
It will be remembered that these
parties were charged with falsely ob
taining over $400 of the pension mon
ey intended for Confederate veterans
in the county by forging certain
names to false affidavits, which were
presented as clais for pensions.
Clerk of Court H. D. Padget reported
tat upon investigation he found that
no such parties existed, and he report
ed the above named persons in con
nection with the matter. They weri
indicted for conspiracy, and the ci
was to have come up at this term fo:
OF THE TWENrY-NINTH ANNUIL
S rATE SUNDAY SCHOOL
ronvention To Be Held in April in the
Presbyterian Church at
Felzer, S. C.
The following is the program of the
State Sunday School Convention,
which will be held in the Presbyterian
Church at Pe:z. r, S. C , commencing
on Arril 10 and lasting two days:
TUESDAY EVENIMQ APRIL 10, 1906.
7 45 P. M. Song Service.
8 00 P. M. Address. President,
Rev. W. B. Oliver, Florence, S. C.
8 30 P. M. "The Department cf
Teacher Training " W. C. Pearce,
Chicago, Ill., International Ttacher
9 30 P. M. Earollment of Delegates
Announcement of Committees and
Business. Ar'j urnment.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1906.
9.00 A. M. Quiet Half Hour. Con
ducted by RBv. F. W. Gregg, Pelzer,
9 30 A. M. Report of Nominating
Conmittee and Election of Offcers
10 00 A. M. Report3 of Offl.ers:
1. The Statist:cil Srcretary, J.
Adger Smythe, Jr., Pe'z3r, S. C
2. The Treasurer, Rev. W. I. Her
bert, Columbia, S. C.
3. Superintendent of Primary De
partment, Mrs. M. A. Carlisle, New
berry, S. C.
4. Teacaer Training Secretary, E.
L. Hughes, Greenville, S. C.
5. Home Department Srcretary.
6. The Erecutive Committee, Wil
liam E Pelham, Chairman.
11 00 A. M. Address by W. C.
Pearce, Chicago, Ill. Subj;ct. Ap
prc.ved Workmen: How Secured."
12 00 M. Round Table. Modern
Sunday School Methods.
12 30 P. M. Adjournment.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 11,
2 30-2 45 P. M. Song Service.
2 45-3 45 P. M. Superintendent's
Conferenca. Leader, W. C. P.aarce,
3 45-4 30 P. M. "Temperancs Work
in the Twentieth Century Sunday
School." C. C. Featherstone, Laurens,
4 30-5 00 P. M. Bound Table Talks.
5 00 P. M. Rception to the Dale
gates by the BrotL'erhood of Andrew
and Pnillp, Pelzer E-esbyterian Chap
ter, No. 289.
WEDNESDAY EVENING. APRIL 11, 1906.
7 45 P. M. Song Ssrvice.
8.00 P. M. Address, "Tne New Day
Dawning for Our Bible School.: A
Raport of the Toronto Convention."
Rev. W. E Wilkins, Columbia, S. C.
9.00 P. M. "My Impressions of the
To:onto Cornventicn " R-v. James R
T'aornwell, D. D., Fort Mill, S. C.
THURSDAY, A PRIL. 12, 1906.
9 00 9 30 A. M Quiet Half Hour.
Rev. G. T. E Iwards, Pelzer, S C.
9.30-10.30 A. M. Primary Methods.
1. Cra.die Roll. Miss Grace W.
Vandlver, Spartanburg, S C.
2. Tae Beginners, or ''Kindergarten
~ethods in Sunday So-ol Work "
diss Kittle T. Parrin, Greinville, S.
3. Priry D -p rtment Work. Mrs.
~1. A. Car isle, Newberry, S C.
10 30 11 00 A. M. Discussion.
11.00 A. M.-12 00. R -verence in the
Sunday. .W. C. Pearce, Chicago, Ill.
12 M 12 30 P. M. R -und Table.
12 30 P M. Adjournment.
THURSEAY. APRIL 12, 1936.
2 00 P. M. Conference on H ame
3 00 4 00 P. M. The Rilation of
the Sunday School to the College.
Rev. E. M. Potest, D. D , President
Furman Univarsity, Greeniile.'S. C.
4 09 P. M. Closing Words. Adjourn
William E. Pelham, Chairman,
Newberry, S. C.
Rav. T. H. Law, D. D., Spartan
burg, S. C.
Dr. E. C. Jones, Newberry, S. C.
R'v. Nielton Clark, Florence, S. C.
S. B Ezali, Spartanburg, S. C.
R iv. W. P. Witsell, Columbia, S. C
Dr. George B. Cromer, Newbzrry S.
R v. J. W. Shell, Spartanburg,. S.
Hon. .T. E. Elerbee, Sellers, S. C.
President-R v. W. B. Oliver,
Florence, S. C.
Vice-President--C. C. Featherstone,
L- urens, S. C.
Treasurer-Rev. W. I. Herbert.
Columbia, S. C.
Secretary-W. Austin Hudson,
Greenville, S. C.
Statistical Secretary-J. Adger
Smythe, Jr., Pelzer, S. C.
Teacher Training Sscretaxy-E. L.
Hughes, Greenville. S. C.
Primary Superintendent-Mrs. M.
A. Carlisle, Newberry, S. C.
S .,ven at a Birth.
A dispatch from Boston, Mass.,
says seven calves, pe:f ctly formed,
born to one Durham cow, was the un
usual incident recorded Sunday at the
farm of Martin S. HIll, in Pleasant
Valley Methuen. Tney included four
onllh, weighing 30 pounds each, and
three heifers, 25 pounds each. All the
calves died at their birth, or 1mmedi
ately after. The cow is a large ani
mal, weighing 1,100 pounds. Cattle
men and veterinaries in Boston and
vicinity say the occurrence is unpre
cedented in their experience.
A fierce fight occurred Thursday
among prosperous negro farmers near
I americus, Ga.,. resulting in the shoot
lng seriously of three participants.
The families of William and Mosea
Coloman fought about a land line
fence, the combatants u;ing shot-guns,
Williams and wife were bth shot
down, while Williams wingod oner
member of the Coleman contingent
All the comibatants will probably re
cover. A dozon arrests followed the
White Slavery Queen Makes a
NEW YOhK OFFICERS
Said to Be iL Pay of The Demons Who
Decoyed Innoeent Young White
Girls Into Dens of Infamy
- Kept By Negrces in
In one of the most amazng confes.
sions ever related in a c)urt Sallie
Bennett laid bare the whole details cf
the white trade traffic in the city of
New York, says the American. It
really makes one's blocd freeze to read
how innocent white girls hunting
work were lured to their destruction
and imprisonment by Spriggs and his
imps of darkness.
Just before she unburdened herself
of the awful story of crime, degrada
tion and graft, in which she mention
ed names and addresses, she was sen
tenced by Judge Cowing in the Court
of General Sessiors to a term of ten
years in Auburn prison for the part
she admitted she had played in the
imprisonment af white girls.
R >bert H. Spriggs, the white slave
king, whose Cornelia street girl cage
for years held white prisoners at the
mercy of negro men, was arraigned
for sentence ahead of her and got the
full penalty of the law, twenty years
in Sing SIng at hard labor. This vir
tually means a life sentence to the
mulatto, as he is forty-eight years
0l1 now, a.d his health is not very
Attorney Mark Alter asked for an
arrest of judgment for the man who
was cnvicted for abduction by a jury
bat did not even waste the time to
poll a ballot, but Judge Cowing would
Listen, to no mot-ion. In delivering the
sentence and addressing Spriggs, the,
"I doubt if anywhere in New York
there can be found a creature so de
based as you-so devoid of a set-se ui
onor and decency. You are a living
xample of total depravity. Had )(u
ived in a State where the laws art
less closely gu rded you would never
have lived to stand trial. As a warn
ing to others who may be following.in
your footsteps I am going to give you
the limit. I sentence you to the max
imum for your crime-twenty years at
When the trembling mulatto had
been led away Salle Bennett, a ne
gress, who conduoted a den similar to
priggs',, and who had an arrange
enb for cc-operation with him, was
brjught over from the Tombs. Sh
ad pleaded guilty to abducting a 17
ear old girl.
O.nce back in her imprisonment de
ent word to the District Attorney's
&ffce that she had something to tell
efore she was taken to the peniten
iary. Assistant District Attorney
arvin saw her, and to him she un
folded the story that she had srefused
o tell until after her senteDee had
een pronour c -I. She evaded no
uestons, and frankly admitted her
She gave the names of policemen in
uiform and citz mns' cbothes who, she
harged, received graft from dens such
s she ard Spriggs had con~ducted. and.
he mentioned dvkeepers, with their
addreses, who, sne claimed, were pay
ng for police protection to her posi
ive knowledge. The name of a white
woman, whom she says aided in lur
ng girls into the black dens, was ire
q ntly mentioned.
,Following is'Sallie Bennett's story,
with names omitted:
"Dairing my career in New York,
which dates back as far as 1879, I
ave paid thousands of dollars to the
polce. Much of this was stolen mo
ey, and the police knew it, but I
was permitted to go on and on, and
so long as Iwas able to pay my way I
was not worried about arrests and
fnes in the polica court. Is it any
wonder that I grew more and more
jesperate? Is it any wonder that I
m on the rosd to Auburn now?
"I got along fair y well with the
poice until last April. I was then
hvung at No. 118 West Seventeenth
street. Miss , a white woman,
was an accomplice in most everything
hat was done there. She now lives
in West Twenty-seventh street, and I
havei frequently seen her talking with
"'Last April she robbed Pet er Pedro
who lives in E ,st Thirty-third street,
of $100 in my place Pedro was gone
but a short time when a uniformed
offler, who travelled a beat in West
Twenty-sixth street, name to see me
and demanded that I give up stbe
money of which Pedro had been rob
oed. I told him to come back~at 6
"In the mean time three plain
clothes men from the Thirtieth street
station came and demanded the mon
ey. I told them of the visit of the
uniformed offcer. One of the plain
clothes men said: "If you give, that
money to him we will lock you up."
told them to come back at 7 o'clock.
The uniformed cfmier was back at 6
o'clccr. I refused to give him the
money, although I had it in my pos
'After that the wen who had
committed the robbery went out and
called in still another ti~lin clothes
man. 'Why did't you let ire know in
he start, and 1 could hr.ve fixed it for
you? he asked. I gave him $20 of the
money. The next evening one ci the
orginal plain clothaes men came to me
and said he had had the victim of
he robbery 'sloughed,' but tt at he
was a hard kicker, and there was nc
way to fix it up except to give the
whole amount back to him.
"I1 toli ttue policeman that if he
would send him around I wculd re
turn him the money. They did sent
him around, and I gave him $80.
"From that time on the polic4
drove me from place to place. I say
they would not let me carry on my
work as I had done in the past, so I
opened up a restaurant, and within a
short time they had arrested me seven
times for disorderly conduct., when I
t ad done nothing to deserve it, and
they drove me out of business.
"Again I went back to keeping a
den, my last place being at No. 147
West Tbirtieth street. For a long
while, previt us to a year ago. I was
at No. 10 Cornelia street, and du4rbg
all that time I paid $50 a week for
"All through the Tenderloin the
houses that we call 'creepers'-they
are placas run for purposas of robbery
-are fiurishing to this very day.
"And then, too, the same wbstc
slave trz ffl i Is going on. There is a
place in West Twenty-sixth street, be
tween Seventh ani Eighth avenues,
conducted by a colorzd woman, into
which white girls have be-n fairly
draggsd and held there for days. I
is a w(.rs3 resort than I ever con
ducted, and the police know of its
"These plac-s have not been dis
turbed by the police, although polics
men are freq'iently seen in them and
know perfictly well what gre3 on.
Following Sallie Bennett's confes
ston to Mr. Garvin it was said at the
District Attorney's offlce that sirce
the3e two cases hive been disposed of,
further investfgation into the white
slave traffle may be xpected.
NO BOOK SAY8 TILLMAN.
Stories That Senator Would Become
A athor is Denied.
Senator Tillman wants people to
know that the stories that have been
clrc.ilated about him connecting his
name witk the authorship of a book
on senate affairs, is entirely erron
eous and that however much he may
know about the senate and its doings
he has neither the time nor the incli.
nation to become a bcok-writer at
Up in the senator's room, formerly
the room of the Five Civ:lized Tribes
of Indians, he ~aid. today: "I do
not know hose the story that I was
going to write a book ever started,
and of course, it is not true. Don't
you think I have about enough to de
to keep up with the rate bill matter
without trying to become an author?
"I am sim.ly delugcd with letters
from all parts of the country," he
ontinued, "and only today I have
oC i.Ld this one." He handed the
correG.poadent a letter from a man i
West Virginia and it was hard to
believe that it could have come from
any other but one of the senator's
constituents in South Carolina.
"Look at this, he said; people have
even begun to fill me with poetry. I
suppose that is natural, though about
this time of the year, and that my
wail will be well packed from now on
with odes such as this." The poem
read this way:
Teddy and Till went up the hill
To get the people a good rate bill:
Teddy sent messages, Till he snort
And all the while the lawyers cavort
When in the senate the vote was
The people were not in it, the .rail
roads in clover.
Will Teddy fall do wn and break his
And Till come tumbling after ?
THE BL.U. AN:3 GRAY.
& Northern Man's Tribute to Gen.
The following letter to the Atblanta
Constitution frem' Chattanooga,
Tnn., explains itsinf:
I was in Atlanlt;Wednesday and
read that editorial of 'yours wherein
you stated that the' Atlanta peoplc
did not seem tb realize the importance
of honoring the memory of General
Joe Wheeler and taking care of the
old confederate soidiers when they ar
All I can say is, as a yankee, whose
family fought against him in one war,
and whose friends fought with him in
another, that I think he is the best
beloved southern man from George
Washington to the present day.
We northern men loved him be
cause he was a brave soldier, a loving
father, and the highest type of a true
southern gentlemi~n. Inclosed please
dnd 85, that may help entertain a
couple of old confederates who wore
the gray, and tell them we and our
children are being brought up to re
spect and love the old "rebels" as
much as we do our own veterass.
"Here's bowing my head in rever
ence to Joe Wheeler's memory, and
lifting my hat to the bravest soldier
on earth, the old confeds. I am truly
yours, THoiAs B. CREEDE,
EAst Orange, N. J.
The Berlin Kruzze~tung recently
published a pre diction made by the
Russian diplomat, M. Menchiktff, to
the effect that Japan will shortly
wage an aggressive war to extend her
power ini the Far B -.st. Accordin'g to
Menchktff, the prudence of the Jap
anese will keep them from molesting
the possessions of the United States
or other great powers. Tne first oh,
ject of Japan's attack.. will be China.
Tne Japanese restless ambiticn will
nver be satisfied until she has annex
ed Catina. Japan will also seize Hol
land's possessions in the East Indies.
The Japanese are-actively preparing~
for this war 6f cor quest which their
statesmen ragard as an inevitsble step
in the develonent of Japan's futur:
world supremac -,
H ang Him Qtuck.
A uegro known as "Cbtton was
lynched Thursday night near O~ik
Grove station, in West C~trroll; Parish,
La., within an hour after he is alfeggg
to have attempted tohriminally~ at
sault a young white'woman. Miss
Clair, daughter cf's a ontractor an a
railroad can p'where "Cotton was em
ployed, discovered the negro in ber
roOm, icreamed--and struggled with
him until mnembers of the fanaily was
aroused. A posse was formed and was
quickly in pursuit of Cottuon who had
fled when members of the family came
to Miss Blair's rescue. When captur
d within an hour, he was hanged to
WOOD UNDER FIRE
THE JOLO MASS XORE HAS CAUi
ED MUCH TALK
Plain That Congressmen are to Make
Every Indeavor to Yake
General Wood's severe punishment
of the Moros at Moant Dajo, in Jolo,
besides drawing from various quarters
criticisms of its reported ruthlessness,
has served to attract public attention
again to gener.l condition In .the
Pilippines and provoke renewed
tnought of the problem whi::h the
United States has on its hands in
governing ten million aliens on the
->ther side of the world and in anoth
er z me.
Some members of congress have
fcund opportunity for the manufac
ture of political capital adverse to the
administration. The army finds it
especially absorbirg because the Moro
country is the only place left where
theie is active service %nd a chance to
gain military reputation under fire.
An additional edge is given to mili
tary discussion of the fight by reasoir
of the fact that Major General Leon.
ard Wood, whose rapid promotion was
not to the liking of the army, was in
the thick of it and will get all the
glory of censure, however, the pendu
lum of popular opinion ultimately
will swing. Dsspite criticism of his
praising the ei gagement as a "bril
liant feat cf arms," the president has
accorded the highest praise to his
friend, Gen. Wood.
Senator Calberson's demand in the
senate on Thursday for further detail
ed information as to the Mount Da
jo fight, than heretofore had been
provided, indicated that the senate
has not yet done with the affair.
The administration has unquastion
ably been worried about the result o
this engagement. Secretary Tafo has
indorsed Gen. Wood's action as neces
sary. Maj 3r Hugh Scott, governor of
the Zum archipelago, in whicha the
trouble ccdurred, was summ.ned to
Washington this week for a consulta
ion with the secretary of war, and
Dhe prompt ismuanc3 to the press of
his memorandum on conditions in the
Jolo archipelago was an eff art to re
verse unfavorable opinion and approve
as well as explain Gen. Wood's fierce
Tne storm which the killing of the
Moros raised at home is more feared
,-5 the administration and by the
cvil government of. the Philippines
han any possible uprising of these
avages in their own jungles. A great
diffrence exists between the natives
of the northern islands of the Pllip
pine archipelago, usually called
imply Filipinos and the Moros. Al
hough danger of organizttion of
insurrection is never entirely out of I
qestion with the Filipinos, it is re
:note in the presence of the present
garrison of 12:000 troops, commanded
oy two maj-r generals and three brig
-dier generals; the 5,000 Philippine
cattabulary, and the Equadron of I
mn.isers and gunboats which patrol
one waters of the isiands. The Mcros
*'ave no talent for organiz ?d rebellion,
althcugh they fight witnout fear Io
-inge-lianded combats or when run:
o earth by troops.
A Democratic Eeasure.
The Omaha Bee, a republican pa
ger, says: "The poor cli democratic
party, which always limps at the tail
and of republican reforms, now claims
:aa be entitled to the advancement of
he railroad regulation bill, which 1
was originated by republicans, In
dorsed by a republican praident and 1
passed Dy a republican house by al
most unanimous vote. Bus the coun
sry will cheerfully concede the demo
crats whzatever credit there Is due for
faling In and giving the masure ac-c
ive and earnest support."
Of course, as The Commoner says,
he important thing is the adoption
of reforms essential to public welfare,
out It is justas welto keepi the re
ord straight. It is refreshing to
read In a recualican paper that the
democratic party "limps at the tal
end of republican reforms" on the
railway rate question. In 1898, in
1900 and In 19u4 the democratic na
tional platforms declared in favor of
railway rate legislation. Tae repub
lican platforms for those years were
silent upon that question. The de
mcratic ncminee, in his letter of ac
ceptance, laid particular emphasis on
tis proposed reforn. The republi
can nominee was silent. In the house
every demCerat voted In favor of the
measure and the only votes cast
against It In the house were repuli
can votes. In the senate the five
snators who in committee voted
against the measure were republi
cans, while of the eight senators vot
ig to report the bill five were demo
crats. It is generally believed by
friends of the measure that every
democrat in the senate will vote for it.
Te vigorous light now being made
against the measure is made by re
publcan sentors. Railway rate legis
ltion is a democratic measure indors
edby11emocratic national platforms,
advocated by demccratic candidates
and supported by democratic meea
bes of corgress. When the pres1
dent, who was elected as a republican,
gave idorsement to that democratik
measure demccrats throughout tht
country gave to him cordial support.
Espblhcan papers will avoid consider
able embarrassment if, inlstead of
denying to democrats the proua honl
or belonging to them1, they accept the
more than generousstatement made
oy Senator Tillmran when he referred
o the railway race bill as - a nafl
partisan measure." So fa ii h
people are concerned, It 1s a non-par
isan measure, bat it oWes its orii
to de mocrats and if it shall be saved
frm the AldriChies and t F.orakers
- the senate thle woQ' -of salvation,
will. have been accomplished by Till.I
manand his dmnoratc a~oiates.
in Atladta Nr J. M. Gloer, wife
o probationfl(celr Gloer, killed two
arge rattlesnakes in the front yard
1f her home Friday mornin g. The
reptiles had evidently wintered under
the house and the warmn weather
brought them forth from hibernation.
Tney measured three feet each and
were pretty antive when diacovered.
A Startling Sequal to the French
GIVEN UP AS DEAD.
Ater Eaduring for Twenty Days the Most
Unspeakable Borrors Thirteen
Miners, Who Were Supposed
to be Dead Were taken
Prom ihe Mines.
A special dispatch from L=s,
France, says the disaster at the Cour
rieres coal mines had a startling se
mael Friday when the thirteen miners
were taken out alive after having en
ured unspeakable horrors during
wenty days of entombment. Tie
tory of the survivors discloses that
bey livad for many days on purtid
horse meat am;d tctal darkness, and
La the stenca from scores of decaying
Dorpses. Tne presence of human flsh
would speedily have forced the
itarving men to resort to the last des
perate extremity Jf they had not been
Tae surviv.rs were sturdy young
miners from 17 to 25 years of age, ex
epsi their leader, Henri Nemy, who
a 38 years old. All show the terrible
Iffects Ci their,expsriecces, being
,maciated, exhausted and blinded.
Naeir rescue caLsed a, temo;*ary ner
runs lucidity during which they greet
4 their relatives and graphicly re
a&ed their sufferinga. Tae doctors then
aforced quiet upon them, fearing
he -results of -feirer and poisomtng
rom their having eaten decayed
There were touching scenes as
wives and m6thers greeted those
whom they had long given up as
lead. Crowds besieged tne hospitals
o which the men were taken, cheer
ng the'survivors - and imprecating
ahe int.-.ctive nature of the salvage
work that followed Unmediately after
Tne rescue of these thirte m men
evived the hope In many families
iat others ard alive, and the rela
ves of those whose boies have not
>een recovered clamorously demanded
at eff irts be redoubled to bring out
,ny possible survlvcrs.
There is a report that in addition
o the .hirteen men wno were brought
Lp out of the mine there were live
ttaers who came with tnem almost to
he bottom of the pit, but were un
bie to come farther on account of
The total nunber of men missing
ifter the catastriphe, was 1,212..
ne bodies recovered apprCxlately
~umbered 500, and there are sti una
cccuted for approximately 700.
The engineers explain that amould
iring fires prevented them from ex
~lorng remote passages of the mine,
here lt was thought that there
~ould be no survivors. The mine
>wners also claim tnat the strike of
niners reduced tne number of rescues
,vailable. Many engineers and scien
iats agree that all in the mine must
ave died long ago. Engineer Laur,
lowever, dissents, asserting that the
alvage work has been deplorably in
Ecient, and he believes than scores
ied of exhaustion owing to the poor
york of the salvage companies.
Plea For the S'inple Life.
"Speaking of the wefal waste of.
noney, we wisn to interrupt the meet
zg long enough to give a few figures
in an important matter that seems
io have been entirely overlooked,"
ays Homer Hcch. "We refer to the
our buttons on the sleeves of men's
~oats. IH ow they are probably 800,.
)00 men in South Carolina, and they
~robably have on tue average two
ats apiece. This makes 1,200,000
ioats and 4,800,000 or 4o0,000 dozsen
leeve buttons. Toe bur,;.ons cost 20
~ents a dtzen, and at that rate the
men of South Carolina alone are carry
ng around one their coat sleeves in
he form of buttons-that have no use
rn earth or in the sky an investment
af aout $80,000. Andi the estimate
i most conservative. Follow country
men in the name of economy, and
trift, and philantnr:;py, and buai
ness sense, and all sorts of otner
nings, Isa there no way to sto~p this
Isaac Winder, a negro murderer,
was hanged at Towson, M s., Friday
morning. An excited crowd pulled
down the baricades about the jail
yard and it was with diculty the
prisner was rtaaen to the scafbid.
Te candemined manl struggled and
ought desperately for ten minutes
until he was beatenl into sulbmfiiion
oy the eficers, IL was the most ex
aticg scene ever witnessed at a hang
ing in Maryland.
Flly 1l,000 persons witnessed the
publc tanglrig of Tomn Yung, in
Wtiason county, .LTexas. 30 miles
rortas of Austin Friday. Tne hanging
ce.rred on te open prairie and
pectators came from a rad:us of 50
iles. Young was a white man about
0) years of age and was -coav:cted of
isaulting a 38 year-old girl whom he
.dopted. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
There was a fatal shooting sffray
near Stinson, Ga., Fr~dayr afrternoonl
a. 5 o'cock. Bob Anderson, a promi
nenel f armer, was snot by C. C. Bryans,
c.2mmissary clerk at G. Y. Andrew's
Camp on tne A. & B , road. Ander
.on flied ;he a. scion, striking Bry
an in the arm. They cuntlrduei to
anoot at e-acb osa and waen Jhe guns
were emiptied An?.ersoa2 was found to
be f,,tally wounued. Bryant has not