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WILL SHE HANO?'
This Is the Question Being Ask
ed in Missouri
Who Cruely Planned Her Husband's
Murder and Then Heiped Her Para
mour Carrylt Out, The Coward
lv Wretch Puts All Blame
on the Woman.
Q'itc 3herifcl, her behavior beyond
criticism, young Mrs. Aggie Myers
sits in her cell in the County Jail at
Liberty, Mo. Almost any other wo
man in her positin would believe that
she saw, written in letters of fire on
the whitewashed wals that hem her
"This is your tomb. You murdered
your husband, who trusted you. Here,
in this cell, on June 29, you will be
hanged Dy the neck Unta you aex
But Aggie Myers, pretty and young,
Sees no sLCa inR.cription; no sucn word
ring in her mina's ears. She cannot
believe that they will actually hang
her, thoug Sane knows she murderea
her truscing husband. Sa is a model
prisoner always caeerful, obedient; she
makes no compiitS, has a pIsasant
word and smuo for ad wno a-pproacL
her, ard -omelmes she sings.
in anotLer cell, Lo far away sits a
plain-eaLured, u-gainiy, miadie-ageQ
man, wno i, morose and taci-rn. L,
was with his helip, for his bake, traL
Mrs. Aggie Mye.rs murdered her tus
band. lie, too, is condemned to be
hanged on June 29, but Ile has no
cheerful inusions on the subject.
TE WOMSAX LANiED IT ALL
It isno& a pleasano task to print
the detais of any crime, especiatiy a
crime so ieartlesm, so mrtalsc1Y cruel
and blooy as the muzder of UiarzLC.
Myers Dy Wus youing wiIe and woruin
leas BFrank IRotLman; buai W fnoud ou
broacams& xne bLcry or uch Omes, u1
he ariesb ano Uibi and c'Jnvictioa of
the perpeLraLofr, serves Ce of Tne
purpco.es for WrLeh uiO inw metrs cut
punnianenL-a w::ning to &aLL wo arc;
temptea wu vi%*a.5 t."e ILw.
WLa is LUiu.iaere is substantiated
by UM records of the trr.i ui Mrs. Ak
gie Myers ana F'ran. ROLUnaU.
Mjor6 was an nfouese, sauidy young
man, in. every way tue supZiur
BoLtman. Bu re iliaI was a mVi
Itor aL the Moerb nOLt &IA, by o-U
of ILase batrLe freakb of IfULUa10
which nLOdY can txpamn, Ile won Wu;
Vilent &wUa r0cAi-s Iny of loth.g
FOm tUwa tims cn the woman man.
aged everyu.ang. MuL0d wa nlI
wax in rer nlanlis, uJA st so m.ni
lng. Thez. Mer u.e us in Ka5s.
(amy, Med. Lu Maa 1904, Mdia. la r
founai ner h ud pre~.0etLCa 50ha
ful Io her s ue xenived oupu g
him ou~ i ru th y. To ai ds cut
cor~spiea una.i te wea Ho.nu
Tney nivy nxa upon u n ragut of
May il ,o ao L..e d,.c.a.
iTeL,.r um pj..ned all the de
taius. R-.o imna-ea a Du. g:
Out of me auavy t.L LI a cuia.au cau
wisau vn.c. to ot~b uusa L.8 nusianc
bramns as Lie aps. Ae Ua tILe pa
midaigns hotu .~. So L ui.ca se
the Dacx at.or v1 Lue Me era reeiden~ce,
Mras. NL era was to .oaLU aim wiuL
his wr-apou, trad nam to tue room
wnere es acomeaA ma~n sceps ann
make tume thae sind ulows were Isaa.
tsO o &a.pceta t Ligut th. bir
rs was in a w..kelui motd. Mrs. M~y
sZ haa Lo reCire nlt.s Oefure be us
leave ins buck, puo cut the lights a
go to bed. Woe. in Dedi lne so:.
abous uneasily, anile his gulty wit:
listene~a fevenssniy for trne rap uf her
it was less" than hal an hour batore
Horttman's rap 'ias caugnt by tue WO
man's qmock ears Isar. tue nusbarAd ap
pearea. to nave readly gone to sleep
She rose softly from LiIa sme, we,.t Lo
the door and opened its. The doot
"Aggle," sounded the husband'0
voice Isom the bedroom.
Sne quckly drew her accomplice
into the room ann clcsed the door.
"Be qumel; be's wakmng," she' said.
"Stay wa.ere you are."
"Aggie!" .Bota heard the husband's
voice tnis time.
The woman hurried bsck to her hus
band's side. He was vine awake.
"Aggie, what were you doing ?" he'
"I thought I had forgotten to las
ten the kitchen coor," she aneweren.
"It's alh right now; go to sleep."
- SOOTHED nR BACK~ TO sLUMBEE.
While her accomplice cowered with
his biudgeon In the outer room, wait
lng for ter signial, the wile soothed her
husband into simrer again--smcothed
his hair, cocec into his air-this wo
man who was thrsn for his blocd
There wa~ a di:m aght in the room,
barely light enoagh by which to cis
tinguish the t.utaind o f objects. Mrs.
Myers Irade cartain theat any one
would be a&ble to see the dark head of
her husbh.nd outlined upon the white
pillow. Her husband no longe r stirr
ed. Sofuiy again the rcse from his
side. Still be did not stir.
Nqow she walked silently in her bare
feet into the outer room and to where
Hottman stcod, rot daring to move
except by her direction and tock him
by the arm.
"Come," she whispered, "he sleeps
now. I will remain with you. Ycu
will see his head on the pillow. Re
member, your first blow must be
These things Hottman told at the
-Silently the wife led tbe man with
the blur-geon to the side of the osa
she had just left. S e showed him
the dar k bead ou line d ag-at the
white pillow. Then, with one moment
of womanly weakness~ in strange can
trast with her latter behavior, she
turned her face away.
Hottman struck with all his might at
tbe car k tbead con the pillow. But tbere
was no dying gep from the .usban'i's
lips, as he a-.tie~puted. Tne hiudgeon
"Burglar- !" shoutzd Myers, rzech
lng out sildly ar~d sec z r g the arm
that held ak f: t:1 blu-M-n. "B~ur
glars! Aggie, whber are ysu?"
sTABBED HIM WITH HER SHEARS.
The L~wo n ez me suugifZs OVte
the bed on viurch Myre ht re clined,
blinded by biccd t a. ii.wed frim bis
torn ac.ap into his eyes. Toe sp-cC
+.ala mAddeAe the. wmn, who
mne-w that her husband was the:
Sii 'y s'-e slhpped around to the
uher side of the b. d, snatching from
2er wrk tabe a pa'r of shears. Lein
r g over the had t;o thai her unfasten
J Lair brshed her Lusband s face,
Z-e Eav'ely plurged the sharp points
into his b.dy.
"Stop, AgOF! Honey, it's me you're
stabbirg. Her-'s the burgl3r on this
side. I have him fast," screamed the
Brealthing ha.rd, the woman struck
with the sbars again and again. WitO
a mighty effrt Myers leaped from the
bea and seized Hc tmza by the throt.
Mrs. Mye:s, seeig tht Ler husband,
in spite of his wound;, was gettiug
the netter of ner accomplice, Vore a
Iat from the bed, rushed around to
the other side, and rained blows Upon
the man she hated. Again he called
cut to her:
"You're hitting me, honey. JIUS
leave us alone; I can manage him."
The husband had not the faintest
idea of his wife's faithlessness. Sh
knew this, and ths thought increased
her fury. Around the room and over
the furniture the awful struggle con
tinued. Myers was Saving himself
from Hottman's bladgeon, but he
cou:d not avoid his wiA halows with
the bed slat. In the deep gloom of
the room it was impossibia for him to
see that she we airing th:se blows
at him, and h -ve .rAu s Z &a.
And so th a rr b , irt u t ..s c:r.
bat in the du: -tn; nw.
A bpd sla is a a. - var I Pr.
Mrs. Myers cu d- t 1 ro
b ow With the L!- -., - a
that Hottma'i W.% :.- , onzzo'n:
In a momeant 'i.: Du -tv-0 'i-Ui
understand e-o--ir rettua pt.
would have i~t - i b, '11
and wculd levn . :.r
RJEVED I HER '0o T I S END
She grop7-' . W I11 :'
shears. Cze- P -, rz -: m ! i i ;,-tP7
of the str -: r.:1 ,.e .sr. c
savagely for t aa t : . -
Ghe hitenig :me-a r1.uhnd
moaned a lan time, and fell to the
Hottmaa, trembling in every limb,
fell over on the bed. Mrs. Myers drew
down the blinds carefully and turned
up the night light. The room was like
a shambles-blood everywhere, on the
bad, on the overturned furaiture, oD
ner nightdress. Hottman's cuffa, even
als hat, were covered with blood.
Tne woma stepped over her hus
band's bdy to a dresser, found a p-ir
eif cuffs and motioned to Hontman to
put tsem on in pisce of his own. She
sent to a closet aed found one of her
husband's hats. Tais she put on Ho:
an's head. Then she said calmly to
er trembling acomplice:
"Go. Get to St. Joe before the po
licl can arr-vst you."
Early tne next morning neighbors
C)und Mrs. Myers lying on the back
oorch of her nome. She said that two
egroesi had at,,empted to rob th
nouse and had kihed her husband after
i terrible struzle. S is had crawled
as far as the porch, seeking assistance,
and, teen hal .-Neinted.
Tne poica w :ra saurnmonied, and to
t'lm the .-oflnm aiied ?hnt cartain
j-weIs h ad b...- scolo.. Wnen they
found these articles hid ien in a b's
reau~ dravwr they they arrested Mrs.
Myers and bcgan a search for ner so
Neighabors told them of the visits
of Hore n. H onan was missi rg.
Hae i ad follow-e: Mrs. Mer's orde:s
T aey trac.: d hi-n to St. Joe, rthence t.
R. :;ioSV~liC, M-o., the former home
of both hims-if 'v M's Myers and
fre there to Wells W'3, Wash..
Sre he was arzed He was still
ses.rireg the nat and cuff3 of tee mur
B~ing brouzht b-,h to Kansas City,
Hottnconfets-d everything in Mrs.
Myer's preaence. Tne woman laughed
n his face, denying every detail.
Tse pair were tried separately.
Hotman was speedily convicted R..d
~.war d.d the death penalty Mrs. M7
ers's c~ae was conticnued half a d zen
imes. The final verdict was the same
as In the case of Hottman. Both cases
were apperaled to the Supreme Court,
here boih verdicts were indorsel.
Then came, ten days ago. the sen
tence of bothi to be hanged on the
same day-June 29 -she in her cell, in
the county jail, wnere she is confined
at Liberty, Mo., for she will be the
drs3 white wo~ran to meet that fate
In the State of Missouri, where there
is a sirong sentiment agains~t execu
-ng the death penalty upon a wo
All hope for Mrs. Aggie Myers now
rests in Goverrnor Folk. But that
hope is so strone in her that she is as
cheerful as though the ju:ry had te
leved all bet dentals of guilt. To in
terviews she - m, wnfa eo Puy em:.
"Hanging ? I v i ev ~ iv ' t
subpct of j : g m- L;- u.:t. W -
should I? I kc' tot I M i ~'-'
be ecmpelledl ic d ;rm v.a. -r .
She is a sn-' ce e a-.-.e -e~m
not to know t ~ -marg M tu Tr
"nerves." She 1; R~ f w ie r-itzr
In the wc:m'; vara, og Lo
peace-maker a' ese of br sat
great assistaoe~ io t-3o za.=-i in
mantainine' c e :-r e.
It is evirt VtmitYdyA 'e-E
ers has no - 3 - 00 bin. i:?'
ed, on Jun dl 3- cery o:-.:er d..N 1e
her cell or
A dispi. cLI fr.-um Oareston says
the omve o.2 and sentencing of
William Mari~u: a white man for the
murder of is wife, has resulted in an
examnaion of the records which
show that it is almost almost 50
y~ars since a white man has been
hungr in Charleston county. Strange
to say the last white man hung was
execu'ed for wife murder, his name
was White and he also killed his wife
by stabbing her. He used a knife and
not an ice pick as did Marcus. An
other c-lacidence connec;ed with toe
conviction of Marcns is that the last
white man convicted of murder, al
thogh the plea of insanity secured
a comzmutal by the goverr o:, was also
for wife killing., and the case was
tried before Judge Aldrich who sat at
te preser~t termn of the court.
The Bappiest Home.
The home most endea~red to the
heart of hursband and wife is that
which has been buile up bit by bit.
A little now and a little later on,
wher; in each piece of furniture re
rsents many lovirg acts o:f self-de
ial anid personal sacrlinces, and
r u:d whicht lingers the memory of
the s:hemweg and plotting the get
ti;g of it n'.ve rise to, aad of the
p1: su:: wflen it was got. Ask the
happy ag couple to whom prosperity
has been t'he gr->wth of years. They
- i reli ycu the happiest tine in their
uv were eb-- fi atew y'ars of m~r
re ::ie, v.i eo, wit mrual l 'ye and
sel-dr'ingpati?ce, thte: built up
ther ltre hmean'i wa cued prus..
GONE TO HIS REWARD.
REV. J. A. CLIF.'ON, D. D., DIES
He Was a Great Pulpit Crator and
a Genial Lovable
This community was shocked to
hear of the sudd.n death of Rsv. J.
A. CUifton, D. D., at Marion, S. C.,
on Thureday afternoon. He was
Pjstor of the Methodist Church at
0hst place and was one of the most
prominent and lovable miniters in
ti4e State. Heart failure is assigned
as the cause of his death, which was
brought on by acurta indig'ation
1rom which he zuffrred severely at
times. The death of this good man
c:eated intense grief in Orangeburg
among all o'asses, as be was universal
ly beloved. He serve~d St. Paul's
Ch'ca in this city four years and
left here last Dacember for his ap
pointment at M'.rion. During his
four years resce-i*xe hare Dr. Cifton
had endeared hinmfelf to all church
people irrespective cf deomination
as well as those who were no, mem
bers of any church. The intelligence
of his death will carry sorrow to many
vzao honored and loved him through
out the State. He was 61 years old,
%Ud was apparently hale and vigorous
'zp to the time of his death. He was
--o have preached the funeral of Mrs.
1. M. Williams, who died Wednes
iny at about tho same hour that he
sas c-.lled to his heaveznly home.
Jease Alexander Clifton was the son
' Capt. Jesse C. Clifton and Mary H.
Cliftmn and he was oorn Sept. 26,
!845 After the usual home training
uad advantages of a common school,
,e entered the Eben.z -r Classical
e-'hcol. where he was tnoroug'ly tr.-n
d. F:om here he wen' to the U.A
versity o;f Virginia, where he rcciv-:d
the iustruction in the higher branh
as. Iatending to enter the practice of
law, he took tbe course in law at the
University of Virginia, but the brill
iant ycung mind that had been thus
ta!ned and developed was to be turn
ed into other channels of usefulne&
He was converted under tbe preach
irg of t.be late 13v. Jacob L Shiu
ford. jpining the churc0' az E. Btnnel
in Caes-er county ij 1668. His conver
Sion, which was in Jaty of ths- year,
at hone in his room alone at thehcur
-)f midnignt, was said to be a most
powerful m nif.:stat.ion of the divine
presenc3. In Septumber of that year
ce fell tv-at be was called to ure:c1
tte glspl. Ia December, 1869. Mr.
Clifton was received en trial into the
South Car.ollna confercnce at the sea
iton held at church, he and G3 rge
T. Harmon form-ing the cass ieceiv
His appointments have ben a
f:illows: C Jumbia ci:euit, 1870-72;
junior preacher on Fa'rfieid circ-ub.
w-h REsv. James P. K:lg-, as sfni)r
1873; Batesburg c-rcuit, 1874-6:
Smuud-t e' 'ult. 1877 8; Graham ctz
cuit. 1879 81.; St. M':ohe ws cimcait.
1883; N avbirry sta tion, 1884 5; O"s
-u churchi Sy-s.rtanburg. 1886 9;
B -neemreoS.reet, Gramv li, 1890 91;
B thel, CMr r on, 1892 95; AthvilW
ation, 1896 7; Suuacer stzi a, 1898
1901; O.augecu:g, 1901-5; an
a iaron, i:is last ociarge.
Dr. Clirnon 'was married, Nov. 24,
1868. to Mis-s Mary E. H~c'klin,
.ught-r of Dr. W. J. Ricklin of
0.xuier, BRv. Jrcob L. Sh-uforr. per
:orming the c'remony. Tuxe f..ilow
ing are toeir caldren: D-. Jas" A.
C if'on, Jr., of O:;mnge-urg, Mrs
Joan Hickhn C:atton, member or the
house of represent.tives from Sumne-;
Mrs. Jose'p ine Camp, of Charlotte,
a Mrs. Kste Maher Hill, of .&Iken.
Nj man in the Scu- h Carulina con
ference had more' werm friends tua::
D:. \Clirton. As a preachier he pas
'CS d unusual powers. Withb a fior
po2sique, an intelligent facs, with
orato'rical talents, he was naturalls
an attrao~lve speaker. As a lecturer
Dr. Clifton was popular and oftLen in
demand. His helpful thoughts.
clthed in a garment of sparkiling Wit
and L.u-nor, rende~red him an enter
tahning platf.;rm orator.
Dr. Clifton's popularity in the con
fetence was manifested by the posi
-ions of trust an~d honor which were
given hIm. He represented the con
ference as a delegate in the gener-al
conferece kr-lzi in Memphis in 1894
and also ait B'-0,. ini 1898.
4 Genu-ne RenvvaL.
The Baptist C-ourier says "the town
of Arkwright, near Sparta- burg, hs
just experienced a genuine and far
-caching revival. Rev. W. P. SmIth,
I -astor of the Baiptist church and Rev.
1 Kr. Poipe, pastor of the Methodist
I urch, be~in a union~ meeting on the
-rght of May 13, which was cenntin
aed until May 30, Rev. T. S Wright.
f Spartanburg aseisting the 1ast
reek. Christans were revived, back
i iders r'claimed, and mamy were con
vetd4 en received for bapt-ism
y the~ Bt~ptist church, and a number
-y the Methodist czaurch. In a-ddi
ion to the meetings in the churches,
I :rayer meetings werc held in nmany of
the homes, in whic'a the ne w convert-s
partcpated mest beartily.
Giriw should1 Kow
Tha3 the most exo'llent thirg in,
woman-a low voies-ean be acqair
ed only by bomne practice.
That the girl everybody likes is not
affected and never whines, but is just
her sincere, -honest, helpful Eel'.
That true beauty of face is possible
only where there is beauty of soul
manifested in a beautiful character.
Taat the hcme kitchen, wiith moth
er for teacher and a loving, willIng
daughter for pupil, is the best cook
irg school on earth.
And, finally, that one of the most
beautiful things on earth is a pure
modest, true, young girl-one who is
her father's pride, her mother's com
fort, her brother's inspiration and
her sister's Ideal. Be queen of your
home. Regn suprome in the hearts
of your hu-sband an-d childrea.
A Bern surne.~d
Mr. S. 'V. Hutchios, of the Cordova
Section, had the misforune to lose
his bsrn and contents br fire on M:,n
day night. The barn cot'-ined abouw
150 bo~els of corn, 8 00C pounds of
oats, 600 bundles f-oar, 15 bush'eh
eas and all the provlions Mr.
Htchins ar-d his scn hadi. Thtre
was no imsurance on the barn or its
heavily on Mr. Hut hin;. We did
not learn the origin of the iire.
Geo. E. Chamberlain, democrat,
was re-elected on Tuesday governor
or Oregon by a majornty of about tw(
.ousand; but Jornatban Bo':rne, Jr.,
received the popular nomiinalon for
nitStates sersor by 5,000.
LAN&HAJ DIS IT.
Baltimore Wbiakey Dazler Says He
Bought No Representative.
The Baltimore American of June 8
contained a brief interview with S. J.
Lanahan, the whiskey dealer, which
is of Interest in this State. The in
"Mr. Lanaban stated Thursday
night at his residence, 205 Goodwood
Garden, that the allegatons that he
bad paid money for a representative
in a dispensary cffice in Couth Caro
lina were utterly false. He said that
for over a year his company had been
losing business In that Sta', and of
late it had dwindled to nothing.
"'I did meet Parker and Robertson
several times in hotels in Now York,
but our conference was for nothing
more than would come up at a meet
ing of mill directors. Tnere was no
money passed that I know of at any
time that could hive been mistakeD
for the purchiase of a representative."
"Mr. Lsnahan was asked if he
would testify in Columbia, If his evi
deace was wished there. He replied
t:-at he a,:ui-edly woull."
This interview relaes to statements
continuad in the following dispatch to
Tho American from Clumbia: As the
result of disclosures before the dispen
iary investigating committee, Gover
nor Hayward Friday authorized the
attorcey general to procrcute H. H.
Evans, L. W. Boykin and J. B. Tow
ill, former members of the dispensary
bard, for malfeasarce in rffice. The
committ.e adjourned Friday and the
action of the governor immediately
"The investigation of S'ate dispen
sary affAirs has become highly sensa
tional. Thursday night it was testifi
ed by L:wis W. Parker, manager of a
large mill in -:1s State, that S. J.
Lanahan of B iltimore bad confess--d
o him that, alt.-ougb he bad paid a
zaseb'r oi t'i. disp-nsary purcnassing
board $1,50L, a was u-able to get auy
ousiness, as tbe brother-in-law of the
man in qaestion represented another
hcuse. Tne statement was corrobora
ted Friday by E. W. R.-bertson, a
oanker. It was orouglat ou that the
conversations with L nahan occurred
at a hotel in New York, where Park
sr and RBbartson were attending a
meeting of mail directors.
Eleven Persons Killed and F.ve In
jured by Explosion.
A dispatch from Lancaster, Pa,
says eleven men were blown to pieces
and five others were seriously injured
oy the explosion of a dynamIte plant
Saturdav near Pr qu:s, along the Sus
qi h-mriea river. Vbe dead are: Ben
j;m!n G-bhart, Berjlrein Rmneer,
Gerge Rinee Fre d Rioh, Collins
Parke-', Puaries Sh if, William Funk,
John B-aaman, an unknown man, two
men, unknown, residents of York coun
All except the last two, lived In the
vloinity of the dynamite plant. Five
otvers were seriously Ir.jirei. The
. eccd..nt was one of th m ist horrible
in the history of Lancaster. The vic
tims were literally torn to pieces, not
anaugh remaining of a siogle body to
mnke identifi~ation possble.
The cause of the explosionl is not
known. Tr e two unknown residents of
York county who were kIlled had just
arted to drive from the place with a
cad of dyna-nite. They had scarcely
gaiued a distance of 50 rest when the
olast blew un with a deronation that
I h ;ad 30 miles away. A great
ck ud of smoa.k cov.:red the site of the
factory and when it had cleared away
there was not a vestige of the horses,
wagon and men who had left the fas
ory a momenxt before. Tfle air was
fied with deoris, fragments t f human
bodies and paces of flesh and -limbs
were fend hanging to a tree nearly
100 yards from the L3ane of the disas
-r. People living near the factory
rushed out of their homes and began~
the work of rescue, but there were
Cw persons who had not been blown
The plant consisted of a dozen build
ings. All were blown to pieces except
a remote structure in which several
girls were at work, none of whom were
:njred. The plant was owned by .
R. McKee of Pittsburg. It was situ
ted hr~lf way between Pequea and1
Martc F )Jtd.
FLE WkAROU ADWASH.R T N.
Airship under Complete Control Nav
igated About the Capital.
The people of Washington, &D. C.
and surrounding ccuntry enjoyed a
novel sight on T auraday. An air
s:ip, under complete control flying
over Washington was the spectacole
wqitnessed. Thlousands turned out to
ce the nove1 sight and c jeern the
avigator as he skilfully diracted the
Tne ship started from a point three
miles from Washington on the Virgin
a side of the Potomsc indi was steerd
diretly for a:.e Washington monu
ment. The navigator, after twice
crclirg the monument at a height
of 600 feet, steered for the Woite
House. He la- dei about fifty yard.
troro the south port:co.
Mrs R~ssevelt was at the window
wen thi: de.:cent was .-ade and ex
ibed giest ina~rssE in toe strange
1 oking structure. Pr: sident RIus:
vet was absent at the time. After
reaining in the grounds a short
;ime the navigator made another as
c:nt, carrying his ship over three
newrpsper cin::es and then took a.
traight course down Pennslyvania
avenue to the Capitol.
The navigator passed over the Cap
Itol s uth of the g:eat dome and then
circled around over the ple zs on th~e
east front, finally bringing his ship
to the earth directly mn front of the
middle s~ecs o' the Capitol. After
remaining about a quarter of an hour
at the canital the nal:igatnr started
back to Virilia.
Killed By L'ghmning.
A dispate i frorii Prosperity to The
News r nd C urier says curing a thun
derstem Friday afternoon lightning
struck trne horse of L. J. Lo sman,
n the lower ptrt of Newbarry County,
and killed M1'ss Harman, a visitor,
and It Is thought that Lowman can
ot live. Toe extent of the further
dams is un-known. Several other
p~rers in the house were severely
.~keni up hy the sam0 vilt.
Loseg, one Eye.
The Spartanburg Journal says Joe
Jacksn, son of W. T. Jackson, had
a very serious accIdent a few days
ago While en his way to the ball
ground be thIre -v up a bottle and struck
lt w: h his bat. The bottle broke and a
pie 311:1g in his face made some very
ugly cuts. He has had onec eye taken
TfD& SAD STORY
OF A YOUNG MAN WHO DIED A
And The Moral to Be rrawn From
the Story of His Sad
Seldom in every day life does one
run across a more tragic life story
than thiat of the gentle Kentucky lad
who died the other day at High Point.
N. C., a road convict with a bole
through his body to mark the path of
a vengeful ballet from the guard's
remorseless Winchester. He is spoken
of as gentle, becauqe, though clearly
lacking In high moral purpose, he
seems to have been brought up polite
ly; rid, besides, bis dying breath was
a ple for better treatment for his
fell convicts on the road. He was
con. -;rate of his companions in suf
fering, and all the recorded utterances
of the dying boy stamp him as pos
sessing more of the finer instincts of
hIs race than some of his fellow-men
who have been lucky enough to stay
off of the chain-gang.
He was convicted of forgery in a
N.rth Carolina court under an as
sumed name, and sent to the chain
gang. He refused to divulge bis real
name, raving his parents were well to
do people in Kentucky and that he
did not want them to know of his
waywardness ard disgrace. He was
an intelligent, bright young man and
was no doubt, as '-e claimed, reared in
a well-to-do home. After ser:ing
sometime on the chain-gang he made
an attempt to escape, and was shot
by one of the guards and mortally
wounded. He was told that he was
going to die and urged to tell what
his real name was and where his f*.lk
lived in Kentuckj, but he declined.
l1P sald he was reared in a genti.
Kentucky home by indulgrnt parent-,
but wou;d not reveal the namei of his
parents or where they lived. He disc
ani carried his secret with him to tht
Taking it as true, says the Gasto
nia Gazitte, that tie was bred in a
gentle Kentucky home, one wonders
wbat is tre sec-Pt of his downfall
Was it hereoity? Was it lack ot a
mother's nursirg and a mother's przy
en.? Did this man sin or his parents
Vtat he was born to temptotion like
-the r:st of us and at last died aeon
vict? Perhaps these things will neve
be known until everything else i
opened to the ken of man aid the an
gels, but there is one seu:eace of hi,
last words that may serve to base a
guess upon. "I was rearec, to every
ning I wanted," he said, and thereit
may have been the open door to all
the ill trat he could not conquer t.
his life's little way.
Taere are few of us who do not need
the s...ving virtues which come to our
cusrac'46rs from discipline-hard, aus
.ere discipline. Endure hardness as..
good soldiar, was tae Apostle's inJne
ton. Hardness is good wnen endure.;
for the good it brings, and some hard
ness must be endured by every moth
er's son of us who would be more than
a piece of crift-wood on a sca of sin
T:ere is training in it. And training
always locks to tne future, is always
directed to an hour of trial, of peri..
of triumph or d-.,fat. Tne -fair-facac
little boy with merry eyes and loving
ways and ever cheering lauguter over
fowing with good followship, temptt
fond parents and admiring neighbofr
to gratify his every want.
Better not do that. Be good to him~
and deny him some tumngs. The lad
soe guard's ritie kiled had everything
he wanted when he was growing up.
And when the choice was presentec
to in of denying his pride or forging
a check, he was weak on solf-dcema?
snd sirorng in the opposite direction.
He had not been trained for the tesi
and the wah-p~rings of evil won the
conflict. Temptations, trials, many
perilous hours will come; woe to him
no goes to meet them in his crude
untrained strength; more woe to him
who goes with his powers already
dominated by evil Influences! Tae
Hebrew lad in the courts of B2.bylon
was dise!pIned before the hour--he
ad thougot of it, he had "purposed
in his heart thati he would not," and
Our people are accumulating at a
rate they have never before known
the material things of life. Parents
are better able than ever before to
gratify every want of their children.
But it is a good idea not to do it.
Teach them to work. Occupied with
their work, they forget many foolish
wants, and that brain wnich, when
idle, is the devil's workshop, becomes
at once a trysting place for all of life's
god angels. Teach the boy thrif b,
that is all right; thrift is a good word
and the word represents a thing that
is filled wita self-discipline, self-deni
aL. Teach him turift, with honor to
balance it, and one of these days some
body is going to be proud of the boy.
Moers, don't fear to see your darling
oys get their garbs mussed up at
Don't be afraid to have them come
home at night tungry and maybe
tired, too. An honest day's work has
never yethbuie a boy, and if it takes
enough of the snap out of him to keep
him uft the streec at night and send
him to bed early, you ought not to
say, "Por little fello'w !" The rathcer
yc.u ought to say, 'HRurrah for tLe
day's work!" 'The snap will all be
back the next morniog. But if you
et and pamper and indulge and grat
fy because you have tne means ano
because y ou are weak encugh yourself
to prefier tine ease of gratifying them
to the sterner p.:.th of resis-.ing and
training by the -virtue of wise dlenial,
en you have only to go far enough
with it in order to find a heartache
that nothing but Heaven can help.
Look Into your litnle boy's lair,
brght face and merry eyes, listen to
the music of laughter in his sweet
voice, and If ycu can do anything in
the way of training-hard training,
i necessary -to keep him from dying
in a strange land, in sirange stripes
garments, among strange people, his
thirst growing greater as his wounds
bleed more, his dry lips wet with cool
draf ts from the hands of pity smitten
aliens, and from crying at the last,
"The way of the nransaressor Is hard,
hard, hard!"-if you can keep your
darling little boy from a fate like
that by discipline, by trainIng howso
ever hard and stern, hadn't ycu bet
Murdered in Uis store.
John E Grubb, postmaster and
rerchant at Acston, Va., was mur
dred Wednes~4y night by unkuown
persos and his store was burned af ser
wards. .The bodyv of the merchant
shows unmistakable evidences that he
had been killed by a blow on his head
before the buildiing was fired. Rob
bery was evidently the motive. Sev
eral suspects have been arrested and
bloodhounds were put on trail Thurs
day afternoon. Grubb was a union
veteran, but had lived at Aceton for
BLACK UNDER BOND.
He Makes Frank Statement and
Waives Preliminary Bearing.
The t ffir between Mr. John Black
of tbe dispensary board of directors
and Mr. J. Fraser Lyon of the inves
tigating committee, which began on
Friday June 1. by a threatened at.
tack by the foimer, was closed Wed
nesday by Mr. Black being placed
nuder a peace bond for $1,000 and Mr.
Lyon being dismissed.
The hearing yesterday was held in
the court of Mzgistrate Moorman,
having been post:oned from the day
after the trouble. It was set for 6
o'clock, but about 2.30 o'clock Mr.
Black, with his attorney appeared be
fore the the court and without any for
mality waived a preliminary hearing
and simply left the disposal of the
matter to the discretion of the court.
Mr. Black made a brief, statement
In which he said that he was anxious
to avcid any further discussion of the
affair and for that reason waived a
preliminary hearing, and that while
he, of course, did not want to be
placed under a peace bond and had no
idea of keeping the peace, he sub
mitted the matter entirely to the die
cretion of the court and would furnish
bond or not as the court decided. Sc
far as he was concerned he said, the
matter had passed over.
The magistrate announeed that he
thought it best that Mr. Black should
be placed under a bond to keep the
peace in the sum of $1 000, but that
so far as he could see Mr. L.on had
done notbing for which he should be
placed under bond. Mr. Black vol
unteered the statement that he agreed
with the court that Mr. Lyon should
niot be placed under a peace bond. Mr.
Lyon was not present.
Mr. Black immediately entered in.
So the bond ina the required amount.
.Vith Gen. W~tle Jones and Mr. T. P.
Matthews as surities.
Wise Sayings by W. M..Kanpin in The
Saintliness is not surliness.
Hard sweata mean sweet rests.
The longest life is the one of which
.-he most is made.
The fool measures yesterday's good
t1me by today's headache. '
The best place to feel for suffering
humanity is in your pocket.
Satan would willingly contribute to
a church divided :gainst itself.
Its a poor ftherman that spends all
-his time digging for bait.
The man who needs advlce is gen
srally the most lavish in giving it
The man who Is always regretting
yesterday is not making preparation
It Is.M angelic woman who can hon
estly welcome visitors at house-clean
Tae discoverer of the baby's fIrst
sooth mtkes Columbus look like the
charge out of a lead dime.
Some p'iople take credit for charity
when they give away somsthing that
is In the way around the house.
Failing into debt is as easy as fall
irg out of a balloon. Gatting out
of debt is as as difficult as falling
oack into the balloon.
The best investment a young man
can make is the porformance of deedf
iu the present that will be the fond
memories of the future.
Every time we read a love story in
one of the big magazines we feel like
gettirg a club and going after pe'ople
who talk such stilted language as the
Wanms a New Tt iat.
A dispatch from Macon, G-a., says
John B. Cooper, attorney for J. G
Rawlinigs and his sons, Jesse and Mdl
ron, secured tzhe signature of Judge
Mitchell of Lowndes Luparior cur.
Wednesday to a bill of exceptions ii
rn extraordinary motion for a nev
trial for Rawlings' sons and the fight
for their lives goes back to the state
supreme court. Twenty days ag
Attorney Cooper filed an extraordln
ary motion for a new trail for Miltor
and Jesse Bawlings on the grounde
that the fatter had confessed to hav
lng hired Alf Moore to commit the
terrble crime for which all have been
sentenced to death. Judge Mitchel:
denies this motion and exceptions6
HIdden in House.
Miss Josephine Sullivan was burled
at Andersonville, Ga., Wednesday.
Over forty-five hundred dollars were
found sercreted about her house. Over
four hundred dollars in gold was In arn
old stocking an2 the balance in sundry
pliaces. Roils of greenbacks founc
wrapped In old newspapers were un
disurbed for many years. Fifteer.
nundred dollars laid for months inl an
old box in an outbuilding, covered
with paper arnd grain sacks. ProbablI
more will yet be found. Failure of a
bank in Americus years ago and c-m
se quent loss was the cause of the wo
man's lack of confidence.
A dispatc-h from Seattle, Wash.,
say a William J. Bryan received the
endorsement of leading Washingtoi:
tae deu:ccrats Wedneesiay, night The
caiy qualfication being that he mu-t
sled es iree silver coat. The an
nouncenaoen was made by Senater
Turr.mr at a dollar dinner in Seattle,
where 300 of the faitaful had assem
bled. Free silver is no lcnger an
Died k'rom F'rz~bt.
At Richmond, Va., the fashioca
ble residerc: of Rtbert F. English
was entered by a burglar early Wed
neday a~orning. Mrs. EBiglish,
wose room they entered, died from
frght and her husbu.d is nearly in
sns with grief. Mrs. Eng'ish ran
from her room calling for her hus
band. As he -came from his room
she swooned at his feet and died a
Bis;Last A ct.
3 M. F-tnt, marsall of the town
of Morriston, was stabi,:d to death
Thursday by Gabe Prtest. Just be
fre breathing his last Fant dre w hh
revover and fired twice at Priest,
wounding him, but not fatally. N
details are given as to the cause o!
the troubl. -
T:here are so my a~zrrent kinds
of prepared food stuffs on the shelves
of the modern grecary, that it almost
seems as If city folks must live cut of
pstboa:d b:;x s. How thankful the
frmar shcu.d be that ne, day by day,
gets his living fresh from the earth
tiat bore it. Na better place to live,
in all the world, than on the farm.
We haye or.ea wo.2clered why the
baby just washed and newly dressed
in its finest clothes would rather play
wIth a lump- of coal than a nice
r- HOW BIRDS SOAR.
The Kite a Master of the Art 4f
"In the summer of 1872 I was visit
Ing on the Warm Springs reservation
In eastern Oregon," says a writer.
"The residences of the government em
ployees were in a deep valley between
table lands through which the water
courses had cut deep canyons. I climb
ed up on one of these tables, the edge
of which was in most places perpen
dicular for ten, twenty and more feet,
and as I stood there in a strong breeze
blowing against the face of the slope
a small hawk came gliding along eight
or ten feet above the edge and follow
ing the course of the edge, and he kept
on until he was little more than a rod
away from me. He seemed to be mak
ing no effort exceg a little balancing
and turning in order to steer himself.
Xha explanation seemed to me very
simple. Just there at the edge there
was a strong, sharply ascending cur
rent which enabled him to use wind
and gravity against each other.
"In the autumn of that year I went
to Fuchau, China, and there I found
the city frequented by a species of
large bird which we call a kite. It
seems to be half hawk, half buzzard,
in its build and habits. Its flight Is
heavy and awkward, its wings being
too big for Its pectoral muscles, and
their tips are not pointed like a hawk's,
but broad and square across. But It
Is a master of the art of soaring.
There are in Fuchan two hills which
lie square across the path of the after
noon sea breeze. Here toward the
close of a breezy autumn afternoon a
dozen or a score of these l4tes will
resort and have a genuine coasting
"These hillsides are quite steep, and
of course there results a strong, sharp
upward current at the top. The kites
come to the top and, starting from the
eddy in the lee of the top, glide out
Into the uprushing current, wings bal
ancing up and down and head and tail
turning and twisting till they are in
the heart of the upward current, .and
then they turn broadside to it and are
borne upward and backward seventy.
five or a- hundred feet. Then they de
scend again into the eddy and Again
steer themselves out Into the upruahing
current Throughout it all there is very
little apping of the wings."-ChcagO
ERRORS IN ILLUSTRATION.
Bow Easiy They Are XE4e In Hurry
"Perfection of detail," said the car
toonist, "is very rare In the making ol
pictures, whether they be painted on
canvas by the great masters or drawn
in line by men who illustrate the daily
newspapers. It is the general effect
that tells. There are few newspaper
pictures-and I dn''t except my own
in which you can't pick some flaw from
the standpoint of iealism.
"In the hurried effort of the news
paper artist, who counts the minutes
by the clock, there may be some excuse
for this, but when we see a man car'
Ing a turkey left handed on the cover
of a magazine we must agree that the
artist has either been careless or else
has employed a left handed model to
pose for him, and the latter solution Is
"A fisherman -landing a frout on a
light rod with never a finger on the
reel Is quite a common mistake among
magazine illustrations, ahd in the mat
ter of costumes of various periods the
Illustrators are woefully lacking in In
"To illustrate how apt we are te
make mistakes," continued the cartoom
1st, "several years ago I drew a figure
representing Cuba, emacIated, star?
ing, a thing of skin and bones. The
figure was half naked, and I tried to
bring out all the horrible details-the
shrunken limbs, the gaunt face, the
ribs- protruding through the skin and,
above all, the hollow cavity where the
stomach should have been. A friend
of mine, a doctor, took me to task
about It. 'Persons who are starving to
death,' he said, 'may be abnormally
emaciated In every other part of the
body except the stomach. The 'abdo
men in the advanced stages Is expand.
ed, giving the victim a grotesque ap
pearance.'- To substantiate this state
ment he showed me some photographs
taken In India during a famine, and I
was forced to admit that he was right."
Women In Venice.
In Venice, says the Ladies' Regim,
the women of the lower classes accept
tributes to their beauty from perfect
strangers as a matter of course. It is
considered not only proper, but polite,
to compliment a passing maiden on the
charm of her beautiful eyes or com
plexion. If one treads on the skirt of
a pretty woman, one has only to say,
"Pardon, beautiful girl," to receive the
most dazzling smile and bow in return
for the awkwardness. At cafes fre
qjuented by the people It Is the custom
for waiters to say when placing a
chair for one of the women, "Take this
seat, beautiful blond," or, "Sit here,
lovely brunette." as the case mnay be.
A Woman soldier.
Women disguised as men have often
served as soldiers. The following In
scription Is on a tor -bstone in the Eng
lish town of Brighton: "In memory of
Phoebe Hassel; born 1713, died 1821,
aged 108 years. She served for many
years as a private soldier in many
parts of Europe, and at the battle of
Fontenoy, fightIng bravely, she re
ceived a bayonet wound In the left
Although not yet perfected, the Ma
forama telephone bids fair vastly to
extend the field of usefulness of the
long distance telephone by rendering
audible vibrations too faint to actuate
the disk of thle ordinary receiver or
eves the mierophone instruments.
Perils of Fine Dress.
A paril of fine clothes was illustrat
ed recently In Central Park says The
~ew York American, when an aristo
ratc spaniel was slain by a distinct
ly Ill-bred bull dog for no other rea
son than that the victim wore chamn
As boots a blue silk blanket and a
leater collar. The spaniel was dis
portng itself on the grass when the
bull dog cams along. One look wa,
eough Calmly, dispassionately the lat
ter fxed his teeth In the apaniei's neck,
hook it a few times, seemingly more ir
pit than in anger, and then threw
'te limp victim against a tree
It was dead. The only clue as to th!
owner of the spanIel was the initials
"C. H." on the olue silk blanket.
R E. Sam Janes says Bryon will be
the next nominee of the Democratic
party and wili sweep the country re
gardless cf v-ho the Republicans put
up. He thinks the rascalities that
have been brought to light has cookedC
the Republican goose.t
If ycu put nothing into life ycu
will always meet disappointment In
A PUZZLING FEAT77
Mhe Wonderful Corn ciowis M%
of the Zuni Indians.
The medicine men among the Zuni
Indians perform a feat at the annual
"corn festival" which surpasses the
famous mango growing trick of the
Hindoo. Many scientists have been
present to witness this strange cere
mony, but have never been able to
fathom the mystery of it
In front of the southern opening of
the medicine lodge a large square of
clean yellow sand, carefully smoothed
and packed, is spread. With a ceremo
nial arrow figures representing the
Great Spirit, the earth, sun, sky and
rain are drawn. There are also the
symbols of the corn and a bountiful
harvest The indentations made by the
arrow are then filled in with pigments,
blue for the sky and clouds, black for
the earth and chrome yellow for the
harvest The middle of the square is
left vacant; This picture in sand paint
ing Is a most pleasing specimen of bar
The hour for the ceremony arrives,
and at the right moment the medicine
man comes forth from his lodge and
takes a seat in the opening of the
lodge, facing the sand square. The
warriors and chiefs arrange them
selves around the square according to
rank. The ceremonial pipe Is then filled
and lighted, and the medicine man
blows one puff in each direction of the
compass and two to the heavens. He
then makes an address, going over the
past history of the tribe and the kind
ness of the Great Spirit and his care.
He concludes with a prayer for the
continuance of this favor.
The great moitent has arrived. With
impressive solemnity the medicine man
thrusts the sacred arrow into the sand,
withdraws it and places a grain of corn
into the hole thus made. Carefully
smoothing the sand over It, he resumes
his seat, while the assembled chiefs
smoke their pipes In stolid silence. If
the Great Spirit condescends to answer
the prayer of the medicine man-and'
he generally does-the corn will sprout
and send up a shoot. After an Interval
of fifteen or twenty minutes the sand
seems disturbed at the spot where the
grain of corn was planted, and soon
the slender green blades of the sprout
Ing corn are seen above the surface.
The plant continues to grow rapidly
and naturally during the day, and by
the next sunrise the silk and tassels
appear. By noon the stalk' and ear
have reached full maturity and the
ripening begins. Finally the blades
and husks turn yellQw and rattle when
the wind shakes them. All this, we
must bear in mind, has been done-In
thirty-six hours: On the 'morning of the
second day the corn growing is com
plete. The medicine man now ad
dresses the watchers who in company
with him have watched the plant grow,.
for it Is never left alone. With appro
priate ceremonies he symbolizes the.
harvest by stripping the ear from the
husks and placing the corn In his bag
for future use. The stalk is pulled up
by the roots and-hung over the door of
the lodge..-New York Herald.
People have different ideas as to.
what constitutes a holiday-or a vaca
tion. Mrs. Pettis had her own -firmly
fixed opinions oh the subject.
"I don't cotnt Thanksgiving or
Christmas or Wahngton's birthday or
any of those holidays," she said frank
ly to an old friend one day. "What I
count a holiday Is when Ezra and'Jim
and Bob and Liphlet go off up to the
wood lot with their dinner and I know
they won't be back till night
"rm not one to deny that men folks
have their good points, but bow a worn
an can call it a holiday when they're In
the house callng for food by- looks
when they aren't by words Is beyond
Food For' Squirrels..
Most people who feed the gray squir
rels In the big parks fail to realiz that
it Is no kindness to give these pretty
little animals such soft shell nuts as
almonds, peanuts and. chestnuts. Hu
man beings who do not have to actual
ly forage for food naturally enough feel
that It is. thoughtfulness Itself to save
the squirrels work. The fact Is, how
ever, that a squirrel's teeth grow so
rapidly that, deprived of their normal
use, they might even through their very
uselessness become long enough to put
this charming rodent of the trees in
danger of starvation. Hickory, pecan
and hazel nuts are the proper food to.
throw to the squlrrels.-Brooklyni Life.
Where Was the Joker
Mabel-Such a joke with Mr. Gay
boy. We were out on the balcony be
tween the dances, and he got the sleeve
of his dress coat all over red paint
from one of the posts that were just
painted. Maud-And did, you go near
the post? Mabel--No. Why? Maud
Oh, nothing; only you have red paint
all over the back of your waist
The conversation turned on the effect
produced on the emotions by pictorial
art, when a man remarked, "I remem
ber one picture that brought tears to
"A pathetic subject, I presume."
"No, sir; 'It was a fruit painting. I
was sitting close under It when it drop
ped on my head."
Youth-What do I have to pay for a
marriage license?, Clerk-Well, you
get it on the installment pisn. Youth
-How's that? Clerk-One dollar down
and your entire salary each month for
the rest of your life.-Cleveland Leader.
Work Is not a man's puiment; It
Is his reward and his strength.-Geerge
Dies tr..m Oog Bi e.
As a result of the bite of a mad
kg infictedi four weeks ago, 4-year-old
Rernard Btuxton, of Girard died
Thu sday at the Bapsist Tabernacle
Hom and lnfirmary In Atlanta.
When the child reachied Atlanta hy
ropobia had already developed,
n'i the phiysicians could do nothing
bu - give the child oplates to relieve
tis suffering8. It appears that Ber
2ard was playing near a saw mil
it Girard, four weekrs ago, when
the dog ca'ne to him. The animal
vas apparently harmless, although It
icted a little queerly. The child
layed with It when suddenly the dog-g
prang at the child's face and bit him
n the cheek.
HEARST will be elected Governor of
New York this Fall, which will put
iim in line to succeed Bryan as pres
dent when he serves his eight years
n that office. This prediction may
ause some to smile but stranger
hngs have happened.
Opportunuuy Roa a v.ry man's
oor but a lot of men are so busy do
Dg a litrle "knocks" themselves that