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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. APRIL 1F, 1906. NO. 29.
Young Girl Attempts to Commit
Suicide Because She
HAD BEENT CAST OFF
By Her Home People, Who Lives at Pac
olet, S. C. The Friendless Wan
derer Drank a Big Dose of
Laudanum Atter Getting
a Letter from Home.
Crz.d with laudanum and begging
for more, with the avowed purpose of
ending her life, a girl of eighteen who
gave her name as Annie Turner, of
Pacolet, was arrested Thursday af
ternoon by Officer Alexander and
locked up at the city hall for safe
keeping, says Fridays Greenville
It develcped that early in the
morning she had gone to the livery
stable of Briscoe & Douglas, on Wzst
Washington street, and ask.d for
water, saying tha, she intended tak
ing the contents of a bAttle of laud
num which she carried in her hand.
George Dougsa&s ti V the drug from
her and pt ur O it oiA the ground, and
she went away weeping bitterly.
When arrested she ,as beggibg
hysterically for work, sayirg that she
had been discharged from the cigar
factory because she couldn't leaan how
to make cigars and that she couldn't
work in the c tton mill on account cf
her weak lungs. She declared herself
willing to do any honorabie labor in
order to make a livaag.
Her story, told be..ween bysterical
sobs, as she clung to t-: e door of her
cell anI pressed her hot face azainst
the cool Iron bars, was that she is the
second daughter of J. H. Turner, once
a second-hand In the Pacolet Mills;
that last October she ran away and
married a sewing machine agent nam
ed Marsh Green, only to find that he
already had a wife; that he beat her
and Anally deserted her and her peo
ple furthermore would not believe
- that she had been married to him;
that her child died soon after ltz
birth, and was taken away so that
she never saw It, and that in despera
tion at the abuse and scorn of her
home people she came to Greeaville
with a friendly stranger who promis
ed to find work for her here. At this
point her sobs became so violent that
she was unable to go on for sometime,
because, she said, her first and only
transgression of the social law was
then. Rain was falling heavily when
she reached .Greenvilie, acccrdirg to
her story, and the man finally persua
ded her to go to a lcdging house as
man and wife, assuring her that n
one would take her in at that houv,
otherwise. She went with him, but
left the next day and sought employ
ment. For a wnile she worked in the
cigar factory on Court street boarding
with a family a blcck away, on Falls
street, but she gave up the eff.ort te
live honestly and decently when she
was discharged from the cigar factory
and received in adciltion a letter for
bidding her return honre. Sne said
that she had been drinking laudanum
at intervals all day. Her condition
proved the truth of her assertion.
The police gave her all the atten
tion possible at police bairracks, and
she became quieter and weaker after
the effectb of the drug passed cff. Her
parents will be notified and some ais
position made of her. The facilities
at the disposal of the police do not
contemplate the caring of such cases
and her presence Is rather embarrass
ing to the kind-hearted t fibers.
The letter from her y ounger sister
which explains the whole dramatic
story and Is rather interesting in It
"I will write to let you know we
received your letter and was glad and
surprised. Papa says you can't cme
home any more. You would not be
have when you were here, so y ou
can't come home. I wish you hadn't
done like you have.
Now, Annie, you must be a good
girl and work bard and may be some
day we will meet again. Remember
poor mamma, bow hard she tried to
make us what we ought to be. She
'will be dead eight years Easter morn'
the morning Christ died for us. He
died that so we might be cleansed
from our sins. Woat are you doing?
We will write to you, but you can't
come home. Do the best you can.
You won't stay anywhere long, l'm
afraid. Answer as soon as you get
A Kansas paper tells the following
on Biil Jones, a local merchant who
went to Kansas City last spring to
buy goods: The goods were shipped
immediately and reached home be
fore he did. When the boxes were
delivered to his store his wife hap
pened to look at the largest and ut
tering a loud cry, calledu for a ham
mer. A neighbor, hearing her icmam
rushed to her assistance and askeo
what was the matter. Mrs. Jones,
pale and faint, pointed to an inscrip
tion on the box, which read as fol
lows: "Bill Inside."
The Lucas-Mllliken fight over the
control of the Laurens and Darhingtoi
cotton mills bas ende~d. The MiUi
ken party pays the Lucas party $1(
a share for theIr stock, par valu
$100, market value $160, for th
Liaurens mill, and $65 a state, mar
ket valuc $50, for the D~aringtonl mill
This means the retirement of Mr
Lucas from the management of thi
Burneal to Death.
Three children, the oldest eigh
named Dawkinls, were burned to deat.
In a house in Union county on Taurs
day. Tne~ children were ioeked up 1i
the house while their parentS were a
work some distance away in the field
6 VE ALL TIV WIFF.
HAPPIER -IS CLERK TEAN WBEN
A Charleston Man to Be Eid of Eis
Wife Gives Her His Fortuue
and Goes West.
"I have had more peace and con
tentment since I came to California
than I ever had before in all the twen
ty-aight years of my life "
Tnat was the satement made to
Judge Trask in the superior court a;.
San Francisco, Cal., by Eiward A.
Hall, who testified that, after waiting
until the youngest of his three chn>
dren was over age, he gave his wife
$100,000 worth of propertv, and,
taking $900 in cash for himself, sev I
ered his family ties and cune to OQli
lorcia at the age of sixty.
Formerly president of the Palmettc
Pharmacy compz-ny of Caarlest. n, S
C., with a big tiiree-story bust.es3
block on the main street of th:: c ty
and a $35,000 stock of goods, bsbiie:
a good home and a considerable
amount of real estate, he has taken
a position as a clerk in a geacral
store at Fallbrook in Sin Diego coun
"And I'm happy at the prospect,"
was the man's only comment.
"I believe that that man's a man,"
said Judge Trask, after he had grant
adsa oivrce to Hall from Enmoza
Hall, his wife, who is now running
the business he founded at Charles
ton and livir g on the property he
'Time and again, I deeded to m,
wife a piece of real estate in the hope
that she would stop her wrangling and
come back to me," said 2Bail "For
years the public did not know of oui
.Finally I became broken down in
health. The children were grown up
and one day she caine to the store and
insisted that I was unable to manage
it, and that bhe wanted a change.
Lter, at home, she told me she
wanted me to get ou and never c-me
"I told her I would. I deeded tc
er all the properzy I owned and
sransfered to her the stock I held a&
president and principal owner of the I
Palmetto Pharmecj company. Then
I took- about $900 in cash and came to
"Then you have found in the many
years of your married life," queriea
Judge Trask, "that peace and con
:.entment are worth more than the
fruits of ycur years of labor?'
"I have found that ressonable peace
md contentment are worth more than
all the money in the world," was the
''Then since you came to southern
California you have been perfectly
ippy ?' again asked the judge.
"I have had more peace and sitis
faction since I came to California than
I ever h. d before in all the twenty
eight years of my married life," an
swered Mr. Hall.
"And you gave everything to your
wife except these few hundred dollars
before ycu left Charleston-all the
property it had taken you years to
Yss, sir, 1 did," said Hall.
"That's all," said the judge.
WILUIAMSON'S UORN PL AH
What the E ditor o the Southern Cu!
ti-rator Says About ft.
We have been asked our opinion as
to this "stunting theory" of Mr.
Williamson's. We endorse every word
f this plan except this "stuntini:
idea" and using a ''eurniog plow " in
caltivating his corn. We would pre
vent the over-productionl of stalk, by
aaving the corn thick. We would
have ours in four-foot rows 12 to 18
inches in drill, and would cultivate
with scrapes or Pasnet Jr., cultiva
ors. We have always ad vcecited pu;
oing manure around growing crops.
Our fther made 763 bushels corn on
poor land, curing a dry season by put
ting 150 pounds mn drill at planting
200 pounds on side at second plowing
nd 150 in the middlle when layirg by.
We 'celieve in planting corn early or
lae. We have made as lne cyjn as
we have ever seen with similar manui
g by planeing after grain on first of
June. This crop will not hit as often
as the early planting but will be made
much cheaper. Have made 75 bush
81s per acre cn rich land, with two
lowngs. On the whole Mr. Wil
iamson's plan is exzellent, but it I:
agaist nature to stunt an) thing" for
best resalts. To keep cgrn or any
crop In growing condition Is best
Mr. Williamson succeeded in makieg
fine yield in spite of his stunting, b-y
deep and thorough preparation of his
land, and by liberal manuring of
avaIlable pl.nt food after vards-to
make amends as it were. We want
several to try bis plan and on half
the field carry out his plan fully;
while on the other half keep the cul
tivation going on regular and the corn
rowing, andi see which dces the best.
Agricultura1i So istics.
The bureau of statistics of -the dr
partment tof commerce and labor an
nounces that the agricultural product
are o'w making thle highest record i?n
exports of the United States--and
should the present rate continue dur
Ing the remainder7 of the fiscal year.
the exp 'rtationl of uch prdducts wilt
in 19136, for the first time cross the
bllionr dollar line. In the first eight
months, ended with kFebruary, the
value of agricultural products erport
ed amounted to seven hundred mil
ion doll::rs wnicha is a total consider.
ably in mxess of tne figurers for a
imilar paiid r f arv ometing year.
Jumped Fromn Bridge.
At New York while thousands on
the bridge and ferry boats looked on
horror stricken during the rush hours
Wednesday morning a man leapedl
from the central span of the middle
arch of the Williamsburg bridge. The
man was pulled aboard a ferry boat
and was taken to a hospital in a dying
condition. He is Nathan Isaacs, a
student of Socialism, despondent over
he~ death of a brother and the serious
ineS of his mother.
IU FOR TAT.
Senator Tillman Replies to the
Letter of Mr. Lyon.
HE GREW INDIGNANT
And Used Some Very Plain Language
in Speaking of the Insfnuations
of the Committeemen, All of
Which He Says Are Vile
Senator B. R. Tillman was seen a;
Greenville one day last week by a r:
resentative cf The State as the sen-a
tor was on his way from Washington
to Clemson college to attend an im
portant meeting of the board of trus
tees. He was asked if he bad any.
jing to say iQ reply to the letter of
Mr. J. Fraser L;on, publish-ed in T.e
State Saturday. The senatur bad nct
seen the letter ,and when a copy of it
was handed to him, he read it and
grew wrathy as he read. Being under
the impression that the publicaticn
shown him was only an outline of MIr
Lyr.:'s letter, he was at first dhin
.,ieO to say much, but when be be
came satitfiad that he was in posse.s
ion of a complete ec-py cf the letter,
he threw cff the silence and talkee
with characteristic freedcm. dentun
ring tac letar as sneaing and M:.
Lyon's reference to the rumor that a
whiskey house had presented S3nator
Tillman with a piano, as a dirty cow
The senator was first approached by
the ne-n-paper mar as he sit in the
new passen&er stn.tion at Charlotte
scanning a large number of Souta Car
,lina newspapers with which his trav
eling bag was p .cked. The in.terview
ontlnued interruptedly on b.-ard the
Soutnorn Southwestern Limited as far
Atter reading the letter, Senator
illman was indignant and grew more
so as he taled.
"I am surprised," be said, "that a
entlema such as I thought Mr.
Lyon to be would go in the papers in
such a sneaking way as this. E ven
Mhe name of a lawyer to whom h
wrote is not given, but whether he au
:hoiz:d its publicity or not, I assume
t to be authentic.
"I have not attacked the investiga
ing committee; I only warned it in a
friendly spirit. And why? Either the
$700.000 worth of claims against the
State b- ard are valid and binding or
ney are n3t. I say they are not, be
ause the whiskey was bnught con
rary to law and the State is not le
gally bound for payment.
" The comnittee knows this now as
wll as It will ever kncw it. Messrs.
yon and Cnrirstensen have blacklisted
:er.ain firms; thre presumpiton is they
ave dilscojvered evidences of fr, ud. It
h: se firms have acted dishonestly the
ld board cannot be clean; but~ lea~v
og Messrs. L'. on and Cnristensen ,
o h'.mt for proofs, to which I do|
nt object, again I ask: ' Why the de
" Whether fraud is preven or not,
no decent lawyer will contend that
hese large I~urchases of whiskey are
lgal; First, because there wras not
ompetitive bidding, as the law re
luires; second bacause the1l'.w express
y limits the atrount that may be on
and to C400 000 and instead of diek
ring wit2 lawyers employed to col
et the money, it is the investiga>.ing
ommittee's plain ou!.y to repndia
he whole transaction, foib~dtne new
board to pay for any 1:q eor and thu
have an end to et.- Mssrs. Lyen and
Critensen will be rei ponsible o the
taxpayels of the State if they 0. K
sy single purchase that was illegadl1
"WHAT ABOUT THE PIANO?'
"Wait about tat piano?' Senator
Tlman was asked.
"'WelJ," be replied, '-I have heard
it said if you turow a rock in the dark:
dfnd a dog howls you may swear he L
"I have not sought to discredit the
investigating committee," the senator
continued, "but to warn it and wnen
Mr. Lyon, without provucation, mahes
puelhc Its dirty and cowardiy insinua.
tions that a whiskey firm gave me a
piano, it is pretty clear to my mine
that he howls because he is hit. It
was easy enough for him to have
found out all about the pia::o. Mr.
Malone, the music dealer in Columboia,
knows to whom he sold it and whbo
paid for it and he knows when it was
"I note also Mr. Lyon's pretext for
deay is that he may look into the re
cords of the Mill Creek Distilling ccm
pany to see whether there are any
Senator Tillman's reforence to
"credits" appied to that part cf
Mr. Lycns letter which resds as fol
" We wish to find the credits on the
hocks of the distillery showing the
amounet of rebates which Senator Till
man said he returned as a gift for the
gratitude he felt to the figuor concern
crediting the State cf South Carolina.
Besides this there had come to my ears
a rumor--thae sources of which I think
should be looked into-that Senator
Tillinan when governor was presented
with a pIano by a liqnor concern.
"In may be that receipts may be
so wn for the rebates whicn may have
been received as was rumored to be
the satisfactory explanution in the
case of the Towill horse matter.'s
Mr. Lvon heard my testimony in
Clumbia and he knows I said noth
ing about returning any money, for I
never received any," said Senator
Tilman. "If the books do not show
that any money was ever paid they
certainly will not show that any was
j"I want to reteate and r-mnha
size, in tbe most postive way my be
ief that the investigati-g committee,
charged with such a great respfnsi
b!lity, sruld do its duty by deciding
at once what is lawful to be done
about these whiskey claims; the more
lawyers they write letters to or see
about this matter, the greater is the
*atger that tnere will be a mean scan
ADVICE TO THE NEW BOARD.
"While I am on the dispensary,"
said the senator, "1. sant to give the
new bo.rd a friendly warning, too. It
cannot purchse lquor under the law
unless t::e bidding is clearly competi
t v:. and the lo east priced. With )ut
deti-An the article to bught by
. mt~nng other than X,' isinotcom
"Then I routce that while 14 :-un
zj dispcrsarles have been closd.
t;ere 13 no red. ctioa In the force of
s'.dried inspectcrs and other employ
"I am carnestly desIrous, both for
their own sake and the dispensary.
that the new toards actions shall be
appr- ved by the people, but there
can be no Excuse for continuing to
oy for men w*Lo are nt needed:
Ether the old forca was over worked
or on third of it cught to b. dispen
"In myeffbrts to keep the dispen
sary frcm teing assassinated, I shall
spare to man be e firkend or foe,
Wnlose acti:fn-l d , not !qu re with the
law a-.d indico.e a deauea to carry it
PIANO WAS BOUGHT.
Mr. M. A. Malone, irem vhom Sen
itor Tilan said in his interview
above that he purchmsed the piano
alluded to in Mr. Lwon's letter, was
by a representative ofThe S ate and
a- ked if he could recall the sale of the
instrument the amount paid, the
Person who bought it and the time of
the sale. Mr. Malone had read the
.rticle and unhesitatingly stated that
ne sold the piano to Senator Tilman
for $325 and that the sale was made in
1891, previous to the establishment of
the disponsary. Mr. M .lone s Ad that
oe recalld the sale bec::use it was soon
after Senator T.!lman, then governor
went into cfi.:e and ne had not long
moved to this city to occupy the exe
cutive mi~nsion. Furthermere, the
aZLount p-.id for the piano w:.s a see
cal concession made because, as Mr.
Ma!one stated, he thought cbe sale
,*cuid enable him to dispose of other
"Yes, sir," said Mr. Malone. "it was
a fair and square deal ard there was
no qucstion cf g-aft. Immediately
after moving into tae mansion Gov.
Tillman, came to my store and looked
at the pianos. They rented one, for
the puprpose of keeping it until they
had tried it.
"Tnis instrument they decided to
buy and it was the ore for- which he
paid me the amount stated. He
aever bought any other piano from
Ofan Ej: cted Tenant on an Indiana
An explosion of dynamite on the
farm of Philip Schenider, just south
cif Hammond, Ind., Thursday, can
inces all the neighborhood that the
place Is honey-combed with the dead
yv st~uff. While Schneider was plow
ng, he struck a glass jar filled with
the exploseve. He was thrown fiF ty
feet and fatally injured. His eyes
were blown out and his body horril
-utilated. B.th horses were killed.
I'ne unconscicus mm~ was found by
is wife, when she went to look for
aim at dinner time.
This is the second tragedy that has
followed the leasing of the farm by
Schneider. The place farmerly had
Deen rented by J ean A. Thomason,
aho, on being i jacted by the owner
for ncn-payment of rent, swore, it is
sid, tuat anyone who set foot en the
land would be killed. It is claimed
ov neigh bers ihat Tut mascn at that
rzme bought 200 pounds of dynamite
~ealed in g:ass jirs.
L~ist Saturday, six j'trs of dynamite
asre found by Sch'neider in the fur
ows o1 a fi&ed. When Sonneider who
lased the place two months ego, took
ooession, ho found packa~ges of dyna
mite in the house and barn. One.
:ight, not long ago, an i explosion oc
curred in tho ci:n, wnich was des
,royed by fire. Tihe next day the re
ma:rns of Taumason w;ere found in the
Kiiled His Wife.
Jesse Ttmmcts killed his wife near
Kyvile, Ga., in an unusually horri
ble manner. It seems that they had
separa ad. Timmons met his wife on
tns roadway in comrny with anoth
r woman. He walked up to his wife
in -a frisr-diy manner, and when al
most within touching distarnce open
ed fire with a revolver. Four bullets
took effsct and she was killed instant
ly. Her clothicg caught fire from
the flimes of the gun. Timmons
forced his wife's companion to eccom
pany him about a mile, prevezar'g
her giving the alarm until he hat!
made his escape. The corpse of his
murdered wife burned in the road
way and was ba.dly charred before
rescued from the fire.
Shot a iBurglar.
At New York Hlenry J. Miller, ex
cavalryman of the United States arnmy
who had seens service inl the Pnilip
pines, early Friday morndag shot and
killed a burgist wao enterea his h:>me.
He also fired a shot at a second burg
lar unic~n strack a butt .n on his coat,
glanced ud struck Mrs. Milet in the
leg. The latter was not hurt serious
ly. M:ller w'as arrested on a charge Ci
comicide. TLie other burglar was cap
J. Burdette, pres'dent of the Eufau
a National bank of Esitaula, I. T.,
was shot and kLiled in his own yard on
flednesday night by an unknown as
sassifi. He was one of the w,.althiest
men of the nation and carried liie Tn
surance to wu; auant of $250,
Typhoid fever 13 epidemic in Pitts
burg, Pa. Seventy-six new cases
wie re ported to the boar d of healt~h
on Saturday. It is attributed to the
Mr. J, F. Lyon Replies to Sena
tor B. R. Tillman's
A Spirited Resentmedt of the Senator's
Criticisms. The Law Limiting
Purchases Not Quoted Correct
ly. As to Mid Creek and
Trk the Editor of The State.
The offer of your columns to me to
reply to Senator Tillman's inter
view is accepted. I shall try not to
re burdensome to either yourself or a
I do not thing the public interested
in the senator's opinion, either of my
course in the dispensary investigation,
or as to whether it vas sneaking and
c:wardly t- address my reply to an
Ittorney, in response to an inquiry,
giving my reasons for delay, and al
lowing that letter to be published.
However, I do not wish to take the
senator at a disadvantage, and it he
thinks it more in keeping with his
ideas of fairness, he may treat my
letter as if it were addressed to him
personally, with each statement there
Senator Tillman says, "I have not
attacked the investigating committe!.
I only warned it in a friendly spirit."
His reference to the committee in his
address stands for itself, and I scarce
ly think he can expect that this latter
statement can be understood as being
consistent with his former. In my
opinion it will be a very indulgent
person who does think so.
Tne Senator has mnde the wonder
ful discovery that the $700,000 worth
of claims against the State board are
valid and binding, or they are not.
P.rhaps the entire committee will
-gree to this statement when they
kaow the senator has said It. But
when he says: "They are not, be
cause the whiskey was bough: co: -
rary to law, and the State is not leg
_ly bound for payment," I hesitate,
for I have no facts to base such can
lusion on the opinion of a person him
self under Investigation, and know of
no law limiting the amount of stock,
save the version as cited by this same
;erson. I am not familiar with a
law that expressively limits the
amount of goods that may be on hand
to 8400,000. I have need 'An act re
ating to dispensary profits,' acts 1902.
page 1102, in which it is provided
Lat the directors of the dispensary
shall pay to the State treasurer by
January 1, 1904, all of the school fund
reported by them in excess of $400,000
and making provision for ascertaining
uarterly thereafter the net profits
acruing to the State. No doubt the
Senator will cite accurately the -law
e refers to.
It is somewhat a surprise to know
hat the senator has spoken in sr'ch
trenucus language, because the pib
ie has been notified, at his requ~est,
hat we are investigating the piano
atter. He characterizes this as a
irty and cowardly insinuation. I
gree with him that it is rather a
irty looking thing all the way
trough, and I may have acted cow
rdly, but the senator cannot flatter
imself that it was an insinuation. Os
he other hand, it was a plain s a-.e
nent that the piano matter was under
nvestigation. becauase it came to us
hat it was possibly a "rake-ceff''-a
e.ufficient reason for mnvestigating it.
We have investigated at least ane
ther transaction somewhat similar tO
be piano matter. This letter was in
estigated largely for the reason that
he senator publicly expressed his sus
>leon about it. It is only suspicions
hat we have to c:>mmence on, and it
s not my purpose to tell about sus
icns transactions that are being
robed unl:.ss those under investiga
ion a-k for information at a time
when it may safely be given: I would
uggest; however if mnformation Is
nus really desired it may be well not
-o be too inquisitive, for someone else
:ight be offended.
Tne interview has represented the
senator as saying that my pretext for
elay is that I may look into the
records of the Mill Creek Distillery
ompany to see whether there are any
redits. Is it not a little strange that
h Senator should thus refer to Mill
reek when no mention of it is made
in my letter? The statement in this
respect is the product of his own fer
tile imagination. Is it not singular
that he should associate in his mind
Mill Creek distillery and rebates? This
f itself would warrant the committee
in looking for "a nigger in the wood
pile" in the back yard of the Mill
But now comes the startli: g denial
that he ever said anything about re
turning rebates. It may he Interest
ing to read his interview along with
u.s sworn statement before the com
"Mr. Lyon heard my testimony in
Columbia and he knows I said noth
ig about returning any money for I
never received any."~
"But for the fact that Hubbell cred
ited me I could not have started the
dispemary at all. When we looked
through it he said: 'This purchase is
sujct to a rebate, becuse of the
fact that the Mill Creek company is a
memer ci the liqu'e trust.'**
<Well, I saidi. I dcAe want any deal
ings with rebates; ycu keep that as a
.oonus for t.~c accommodation you
-ve given me in selling me liquor at
a fair price, and assisting me in my
, forts to start the dispensary.' "
I take it that the senator does not
dsire to quibble and I prefer to be
eve his sworn statement true, espec
ally as the act under which we are
proceeding makes false swearing before
the committee periury. Such being
the cndition of affairs, I thnkr w
have reasonable grounds, and it is our
duty, to probe this matter as we have
been doing and are continuing to do.
The senator avows he has a friendly
spirit tbwards the committee. Leaving
aside the suddenness of his recollee
tion of thL fact and acting upon hs
avowal as it It were true, I suggest
that if he has any more letters in hif.
possession of similar nature to the
one Mr. Fant wrote him some years
ago, he will confer a favor by deliver.
ing them to the committee before we
learn of such letters and the affair.
to which they relate, througzh some
other scurce. What we need most is
facts :%nd not "friendly advice."
So far as the lawy. rs are concerned
who represent the claims held up and
the persons under lnvstigation, I will
say that when they write me letters
they will receive a c urteous and frank
reply and each of them may expect tu.
be treated in a respectful manner
when they appear before tne commit
In the event some other person may
wish to find out somethbing about the
investigation and prefers not to use
the newspapers as a medium of cor
respondence, just let him write a po
lte inquiry, if be can, and a courteous
reply will be returned. If such person
should be afraid of gettirg uapleasant
information and obj.c.s to tee reply
to his itqury being made public he
will be accommodated upon rcq2est.
In conclusion let me thank ycu for
the use of your columns and ask you,
if I am nut too inquisitive myself.
whose cur was it that yelped the oth
er day somewhere up between Char
lotte and Greenville?
y. FRAsERt LYON.
THE LU00UbSFUL BAAMER.
Some Hints to Practical Parmers
From a Book Farmer.
The most progressive and up-to
date farmers, and likewise those who
are most successful from a purely
financial standpoint, are those who
read and think and study Intelligent
ly. It Is quite a simple matter to
control many of our worst insects and
fungus pests if the work is under.
taken intelligently. YAt we lose
millions of dollars annually from
various causes which are practically
under the control of the farmers. IL
is naturally surprising that such
should be the case in this day of m.
darn and successful journalism, and
yet it is surprising to know how com
parativaly few of our farmers take an
zgr cal ural paper and read it and
prodi by the instruction contained
Tne farmer, to be successful,-must
first of all understand that business
principles have as definite a relation
to financial success on the farm as in
any other vocation. He should there
fore study over his farm accounts
carefully during the year and see
which crops were the most profitable.
It is not a very difficult matter to
keep aa account with each field, and
it is safe to say that if we readiz d 4
more frequently the cost of making a I
pound of cotton or t: bacco, that dif
ferent methods of culture would bt'
pursued and an entirely different sys
tem of crop rotatioa and fertil z tio
practiced. There are some crops oci
the farm that pay a larger profia that I
others, and the farm r must keep i
books in order to elim'nate thosi |
which are unpr fitable and c .ange l
his practic. so .. L~O increase his pre-|
fts from the desirshle ones.
A study of profit and loss is con
sidered essential in every businen s
except that of farming. The great|
business houses strike a trial balance
very once in awhile to see how the!
stand, yet farming is admited by all
to be at besta-complex problem, and
how can the farmer hope to succeed
who keeps no -record of his various
transactions? The fact that he doe.s
not acccuuts for the large nnmoor of
men who barely make a living from
the soil. In the long' winter months
there Is ample opportunity for those
who are so minded to study the fina~n
cial problems Involved in their oper
at-ions carefully and learn wisdcom
from the failures and success cf the
Boy M~aO'e Good.
At Toledo, Ohio by a surgti
eal operation Harcld Hurley, two~lve
years old, whoi was cne of the
worst boys in the city, has been mad
"god" He was so n?.ugoty that he
had been seniteuced ro the r f ;rn
school. Then his mother remember-]
ed that he bad once suffared a frac
tured scull, and she decide d to try an
operation on his head. This was doze
and a bone nearly an inca long was
found imbiidded in the brain. Ph;.
sicians did not expect results before
six months. but the desihed end has
been quickly attained.
From an Incorrigible, who would
jump out of the window at night to
stay downtown and sleep in alleys
from a boy in whom parental love was
wholly wanting-Harold Burley has
been transformed into a tractable lov
ing and thoughtful child. The hap
py outcome of the operation is a yin
dication for the boy,s mother, who
could never believe he was wilfully
guilty of many bad things he did.
The Dear Old Mother.
Young man, did you ever putou
arms around your dear old m~tr
tell her that you love her and ar
grateful for the tear3 s'he has shed
and the prayers she has offared for
you? She may think that you love
her without you assuring her that
you do, but it costs you but little of
fort to tell her and your words may
bring more joy and su2nshine to her
heart than you ever dreamed of.
Some young mnen will pay two dollars
for a rig to ride three hours with a
seventy-five cent girl and tell her all
the Dice things they can think of that
are true, and more than are not true,
and don't spend five c'ents or five
miutes in a year to show .their old
.moher that they care anythingi for
Farmers Should Read.
The farmer should read the bulle
tins of his state experiment station
for they contain muca informptionl of
value to him and cost him nothing,
during the long winter evenings there
i' plenty of time to glean much infor
mation that can be put to practical
and profitable use in every day life on
the farm dudlag the busy hcurs of
summer when labor and time are both
at a premium.
CANDIDATES MUST FILE STATE
MENT OF CA31PAIGN EXPENSES.
And Pledge Themselves Not to Use
Xoney or Whiskey to In
At the session of the legislature in
1905 an act w.s passed making certain
offenses in primary elections misde
meanors and prescribing a form of
pledge to be taken and filed by every
ccandidate before oferirg for election.
Toe act was of no special interest last
year, as no primary election was -held
But in the election this summer for
t.he state and some of the county of
iims all candidates will have to abide
0. the provisions of the act.
Among other requirements every
candidate, immediately after the elec
don, must file an itemi.z2d statemert
under oath showing all twoneys spent
during the election. In at least cne
c:unty the filing of such a statement
aas been requlred before, but only ac
cording to a rule of the cunty execu
tive committee, but it was incorcora
ted into the state law at the 1905 ses
sion of the legislature. The provisions
of the act will be of interest not only
to prospectime candidates, but to the
people generally, and is giveA in full
Au act making certain off ences in
primary elections misdemeanors and
prescribing penalties therefor.
Section 1-Be It enacted by the gen
eral assembly of the state of South
Carolina, at or before every pontical
primary election held by any political
party, organizstion or association, for*
te purpose of choosing candidates for
coffioe, or the 'election of delegates to
conventions, in this state, any person
who shall, by threats, or any other
form of Intimidation, or by the pay
ment, delivery or promise of money,
or other article of value, procure or
offer, promise or endeaver to procure,
another to vote for or against any
particular candidate in such consider
ation, Offer to so vote, shall be guilty
of a misdnmeanor.
Section 2-Every candidate iffrinig
for election, under the provisions of
section 1, shall make the following
pledge and file the same with the
lerk of court of common pleas for the
:ounty in which he Is a candidate, un
less he should be a candidate in more
than one county, in which case he
shall file with4ihe secretary of state,
befoie he shall enter upon his cam
I, the undersigned.......of the
:ounty of......... ....and state of
outh Carolina, candidate for the
ffilce of ........hereby pledge that I
ill not give nor spend mone7 or use
toxlcating liquors for the purpose of
>btaining or influencing votes, and
hat I shall, at the conclusiozi of the
ampaign and before the primary
ection, render to the clerk of court
r secretary of state, as hereinbafore
nrovided ) under oath, an itemized
tatement of all moneys spent or pro
rided by me during the campaign for
ampaign parposes up to that time,
6nd I further pledgethat I will, im
nediately after the primary election
>r election tbat I am a candidate in,
ender an itemized statement under
lath. showing allifurther moneys spent
>r provided by me in said AlecIon.
rovded, that a failure to comply
vlch tbis provision shall rende1 such
lection Luti and void, in so far as the
aindidate who fails to file the state
net herein required, but shall not
&ffct the validity of the election of
~andidate complying with this see
ion. And provided, furtber, that
uch itemized statement and pledge
hail be cpen to public inspection a~t
Suction 3-That any violation cf any
f the pravisions of this act shall bz
misdemeanor, and any porson, upon
~onvction thereof, shall be fined not
es that 2100 I.or more than 8500,
r be inpisoned at bard labor
'or not less than one month nor more
~hab six months or both fine a-.d im
rionent, in the dicretion of the
Faidijuni Nuirse R warded.
Some months ago Ensher Marvin
:ook a ourse of training as a nurse
xced wnaen she had ps.ssed her exam
naions, she was ashedi to look aiter
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamnin Boode', of
dl~mpstead, L. I , whom s-he nad
mocwn from caiildnood, Bonh were
var seventy five years oli and very
ick and feeble. She rnursed them
mght and day, and seldom left their
lose. She expected only a small
eimbursemenI, but was dumbfcound
ad when by the terms of their will
which was recently filed for probate,
she received bonds and property worth
early $7L0,000. Since then all sorts of
propositions of means for investing
aer fortune have been made to her
from "staking" a mining scheme to
promoting a company for the mann
facture of balloons. She has also re
eived scores of letters containing pro
posas of marriage.
Accused of Arson.
The Columbia Record says 'the in
vestigating-Oomptroller General Jones
hiad instituted in the matter of the
burning of Dawkins & Gibson's store
at Carlise oni the 5th under suspicious
!rcumstances, resulted ]!riday in the
irest of Dave Gibson; a member of
theirme on ,the :charge of 'arson.
Specl Deteuve Thornton has bsenl
at work on tgase.. The stoek was
insured fo~C~ but Jnformiation
came to the .te i he stock
urned wats not. wom an i1i$300,
and W. K..Thomas; ehe iwner of the.
building, writes that part of the
tock was found hidden out frm the
Blesse Xs Acquited.
Senator Eugene S. Bleas5e was tried
and acquited in the Saluda court for
the murder of J:>e Ben C>lemn, his
brother in law. The trial only con
sumed one day, a verdict being render
e in .the afternoon. Senator Blease
testified and with tears and sobs told
the story of his regard and respect
for -Cale-nan and the unutteraule
shock it was to him when he discover
ed that improper relatio'ns existed be
tween and his wife. Oo. leaving thie
stand Bleass completely collapsed.
Pnrsicians attended him, but he never
recovered sut~clently to return to the
haringo- f the trial.
0OT AFTER HIM.
Negro Struck Lady on Train and
a Mob Came
NEAR LYNCHING HIM.
The Wretch Was Scared Grey, and
Only The Very Large Numbesof His
Assailants Saved iim From
Beizg Strung Up. The
Lady Knocked Down.
An infurlated mob cme very near
!ynching a negro In New York one
riight last week. The American says
one hundred men clamored for the
lit' of Albert Traut, a West Indian
negro on a Sixth avenue "L" train at
Seventy-second street, when he knock
ed down Miss Is bal Oliver, a beauti.
!ul young Scuthern woman, whom he
had grossly insulted. The negro was
draggel to the platform and was in a
way to be lynched when the police
In the West Six'y-eighth street Do
lice station, Miss Oliver, who Is a na
tive of Alabama, would have attacked
the negro herself had she not been re
Clear to the station house doors the
negro, his face turned to a sickly cop
pery hue with fear, was followed by
the threatening mob. Fifty men
forced their way into the station, and
only the presence of the police pre
vented another attack upon Traut.
His knees trembled beneath him, and
he had to be held up to give his name.
Miss Oliver, who is highly educated
and acccmplished, was on her way to
her home at No. 292 West One Hun
dred and Forty-second street, and sae
stood in the first car of the train,
clinging to a strap. Every seat was
taken and many were standing up
waen Traut forced his way into the
car from the Seventy-second street
platforrm:, When he cro aded past
Miss Oliver, eye-witnesses say, he de
liberately took her by the shoulders
and threw her to one side. The young
weman almost sat down in the lap of
a gentleman opposite her. She turned
on the negro witb flashing eyes.
_What do you mean by doing that?'
To this the negro is declared to
have made a most insulting reply, ap
plying an epithet to Miss Oliver that
made the high spirited girl almost
wild with anger and humillation.
"You miserable cur," she said, but
got no further, for Traut at this point
drew back and hit her full in the face,
knocking her down. Her eye was
lacks. an, her chin cut, but she
did n ,e consciousness.
So b 1en was the attack of Traut
that for a few soconds the other pas
sengers in the car sat as it stunnen.
Then the women shrieked hysterically
and every man present with a common
impulse spring to LIIS feet and made
for the negro.
"L;nch him!" "Kill the brntel"
"Throw him on the tonird rail," were
a few of the cries of the crowd that
rushed at Traut. But it was the very
number of his opponents that saved
the negro. He stood stili, making no
~ffrt to escipe, and trned to fignt off
tmose near him, wno were fairly rain.
Lng blows upon his head and face.
The train by tils time had pulled
out of the Seventy-second street sta
rtion, but thle conductor, who had wit
nessed the attack on Miss Oliver,
stopped it and had it backei up to the
pat form again.
Tne motor~man blew police signals
u thle crowd su-ged off tue train, toss
In the franz ci: pushed Traut ahead
af them. Tei.se in the other cars
also q dckly learned the truth and
'raut, w4 speedily the centre of a
surging m .b whose members struck
one another in their blind desire to
get at Traut.
Patrolman Michael Flattery heard
the wiities and rescoed the L station
on the run. He worked his way
tborough to whein Traint was being
guzacred and mA.aled by the croid,
who unheeded his cries for mercy, but
thle mob would not let the polceman
take him. A hundred tongues crned
fur his life.
Flattery and Trant were pushed
against the railing andi it was not un
il the policeman drew his revolvar
that the crowd subsided. Another
policeman and a Holmes detective,
who had alighted -at Seventy-second
street from a downtown train, joined
Fattery and edging along the raling
thley managed to get Traut down to
They had to drag the man to the
West Sixty-eighth street station. He
was too frighitened to walk. It was
after Miss Oliver had -cleansed the
blood from her face and witnessed in
the station house mirror the disfigur
ir g cut upon her chin that her loath
Ing for her assalant again overcame
tier and she would have struck him
haed -not Sergeant Stevenson interfered
T'raut cowered in his cell when the
door closed and whimpered that he
was glad to escape with his life.
According to offcial information,
[naian an,.rchlists are arriving in the
Cinited S&ares in great nunoers at
oth Paclfic and Atleatic sea ports.
Diplomatic representatives to the
[talian government have positive In
formation to this effect and hate
brought the matter to the attention
f the United States. Baltimore, it
is statel, Is rapidly becoming an an
archistic center. It Is said that very
shortly there will be placed in the
hands of the immigration authorities
suffcent data. upn which to mae a
number of irrests.
A burglar entered a room of the
tel Hampton Terrace, Augusta,
Ga., on W-.nes lay night, occupied
by Mrs. Ocas. F. C~ark and her daugh
ter cf New Yo%~ a id stole 84.000
wortha of je welry, including two gold
watohes set with diamonds, five di
mnadri engs, locke pns, e.