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VOe.XXI. MANNNG, S._.,_____DA_______
VOLu,. xxi. MANNING. S. C.. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5,196
KILLED IN WRECK
President Spencer, of the South
ern Railway, and Friends
MET DEATH ON RAIL.
His Private Car Was Dashed Into and
Demolished by a Train That Was
Follewirg it, Oa Account of
the Carelessness of as
.President Samuel Spencer, of tbe
Southern railway, and fcor guests In
his private car were killed In a fright
ful wreck on that road early Thurs
4ay morning and adozn persons were
'lijared at Lawi erR. Va.
-With a party of f tials and other
guesis, Mr. .Spencer was traveling
sauth on a tiain that left Washington
late Wednesday nlght. They occupied
a special car on the rear of the train,
which, while making a atop for re
pairs, -wa'i crashed into by a passenger
train from the rear.
President Samuel Spencer, Wah
Cras..D.Fisber, of Baltimore, Md.
Philip Schuyler of New -York city.
Frabk T. Redwoo'a of-BaiUimere.
D. W. Davis of Alexadria., Va.,
private dispatcher to _Presiden) Spon
William Pollard, colored, porter on
President Spencer's osr, who died In
An unknown person, whose heai
and limbs -are burned cif tihort, who
is believed to be the third porter on
tie private car, who is missing. His
name cannot'be learned.
Lucretia A..enm, colored, Danville,
Vt., leg brokei and amputated below
tbe knee; lf5 arm bzdly broken,
Willis J. Winswn, 233 oast One i
Frnudred and Twenty-seveth stree;, d
X .- Ycrk city; leg badly broken. e
J. W, Shaw, colored, Spencer, N.
C,, ireman, badly crushed and both
Garland Thomas, colored, Greens
boro, N. C , leg broken and badly
P. E. Vauls, colored, Waynesboro,
Va., bsdiy broken up and bruised.
Cora Logan, colored, Shelby, N. 0.,
both legs broken.
Sam Cox, colored, porter on the pri
vate car, of 611 First street, S. W., c
Washington, D. C., leg broken.
- Crueat, address unknown, the
supreme organizer of the Heptasopha, n
back badly wrenched
Son Huglau, colored, Charlotte, N.
C., bacly bruised leg.
E. A. Merill.'New York city, pri
vate secretary to President Spencer,0
head and armas badly burned, will re
Mr. -Secrsdestination was
Friendship, N. 0., where he waa going
on a huning trip, with -Messers.
Shuyler, Faner, Merrill and Bed
wood, as his guests.
.ASI.EEP WHEN CRAsH CAE
Pres.cene Spencer and nis entire 1
party occupied the rear car on the C
forward trin and as far as Is known I
wre sleeping when the collision hap
pened and the probablitis are that
all of them excepting Dispatcheri
Davis were. killed instantly. It~i s
certain that life was extinct before
the fiames touched them. President '
Spencr's body was burzed almiost be
yond recognitionl, as was that of Mr.
Fisher. The body of Mr. Schuyler'
was taken from dnder the train before:
It was burned very much, having been 1
singed only slightly. President Span- 1
er's car was attached to the rear ofj
the Jacksonv11e train, which was
standinsg still when struck.1
President Spencer was lying direct
ly under the big locomotive of- the
rear train. So great was the force of
the inpact that the forward train was
sent 150 feet ahead; the locomotive
going over and upon the body of Mr..
Spencer. Unsil after the debris burn
ed Itself out and rhe engine cooled off
the bodies could znot be removed.
The Impact drove the combination
ar forward and the express car lifted
up together with Its truck and crushed
the car 40 feet, leaving the remainder
o the arc strewn with tons of bag- 1
gage and colored passengers, who were
pused back, as the exprees car
crushed the combination car like rats.
OPERATOR AT FAULT. .
The responibzity for the disaster
has not been fixed, but It is believed
to ha3ve been due either to negligence
of the operator in allowing the second
passenger train to run by the blook
and crash into the preceding one,
which had stopped for repairs, or to
the failure of the brakeman cn the
fis train to go back and flag.
The Jacksonvlle express had the
right of waj In the block and the en
glne left the train and proceeded two
miles, one of which was beyond Law
yers before the Engineer noticed he
was witnut his .train. It may be
that when he passed Lawyers that
te operator there gave Rangoon a
clear bicck, without noticing waether
or not the rear end markers were to
be seen before be did so.
The oar nExt ahead of President
Spncer's was destroyed by fire, but
-it is reported that the passengers in
it escaped before it caught on fira.
The club car on the first section of No.
37 was oestroye-zby fire, but no one
on board-is reported injured.
GREAT RAILROAD MERGER.
Presiaeng sL.,er, who was a, native
of Georgia~, is sain to have done more
towards merging the railroads of the
South Into rhr S .uthern railway sys
tem than any otner man. Presidenit
secer was a.:, us ex years old. He
was cf slIght bu Ii and had steel gray
hair and moustac ie In appearance
he was a Strnking man. He did~ much
for the Inc utrial development of the
S -uth and giva many theucands of
cCY'r to technical schrols in that
a ction, ew~ecilly In Georgia, -in
. hiah state his road centers.
President Spencer was the best
known of Southern railway magnates
and had under his direaisn and' con
trol one of the largest railroad systems
in the world. He was the right-hand
man oF J. P. Morgan. The greatest
excitement prevailed at the bead
quarters of the road In Washingtcn
wten dispatches regarding the wreck
were received, It was at first report
ed that Mr. Spencer was only slightly
irjured. Later, the rumor- of his
death, whioh bad been circulated over
the wires, weto confirmsd In an offd
cial dispatch froma the scene.
XANT NARROW ESCAPZS.
The combination ear did not leave (
'e tr.ek and in clearing the track
.ne expre-s car was hauled to a siding
& mix d' tant on top and in the de
bris of the combination car. How
the colored passengers in this com
partment, which is known as the Jim
Crow part of the train, escaped, none
of them being killed, is beyond ex
The wreck occurred on the cret of 1
a steep grade, when the Atlanta train d
c uld not have been running wore a
than 30 miles an hour if as fast Hd1 ,
it be un a mile or two further sout-h
the nuvbar of dead might have been
frightful, as the train was about two n
t3nrs behind its schedule, a condi-' ti
tion in The grade there that would ji
bave meant a speed of more than 60 fh
miles an hour.
It was reported at first that En
gineor Kinney of Spencer, 3. C,, a
who was in charge of the engine on
he Atlanta train, was killedi, but S
bls proves to be inoorres. Kinney v
minfered only a few slight bruises and 9
-uls, which were dresed and he did b
3ot go to a hospital. Ac
Mr. H. B. Spencer, the sixth vie n
president of the Southern railway, ;
Pas a paenger on the northbound 0
ran from the South, whieh reached fc
ihe scene of the wreck a few minutes
Ltter It occurred. He spens several P
iours there unjil the obarred remairs P
f his father were taken from unde; n
hbe locomotive ard then 1-e came to 4
hie city with Ve remains of his Si
ather and those c' Is party.
The coach con, am'ing the corpses fr
vas sidetracked ir 7 he yard above the m
ity. Caskets v.- procured for S!
hem. These wer- placed in the Ut
>rivate car of Presid- t Stevens of the te
)esapeake and Ohio railway, who of
n'a passing through the city with
is family, the oar having been ten- bt
[ared for this use by Presdent Stev- T
s. This car and the one containing or
he remains of the killed were at- 91
ached to a late train going north and tb
be remains were transferred to the Or
asket3 wbile the train was in trAnsit. di
3-AVIS' END WAS PATMiC. to
Dispat.3er Davis was alive when he i
as taken from under the wreckage. bb
Ie was crushed about the lower por 0
ion of the body and was conscious to q
he end. He asked that word be OL
nt to his wife and child. The death an
f Mr. Davis was touching. He stat
d to hs rescuer that he know he was t
ying and knew that the end could M
t be far off. "PIace your finge- or
2y mouth," he said. "It feel. so
ol and good." He pleaded with the -
entleman, who was also a passenger m
n the train, not to leava him, and o
or 10 minutes the man stayed with P1
1i until he saw that nothing could nc
e done for him. t
F. M. Curtis of Jamestown, N. Y.,
rho was a passenger on the ,Tackson
Ille train, saw one negro porter go d
brough a lady's grip. H a saw him m
brow away such things as were of no
alae to him and appropriated those m
ings that he wanted. Mr. Curtia di
eclared that he would have certainly t
:iled the porter if he had had some rv
hing to do it with. t
"In the rear of the Pullman, which K
ras mashed," said Mr. Curtis, "ther~e
ras a mother with a six-months-old hi
abe. They wer in a drawing room
which had been smashed, but, strange
o say, they were not hurt in thbe fo
ligtest. They were gotton out and a
-aken to safety. AS far as I know
he train attaches did not aid in the e4
iral relief because they had gone '
oth ways to protect the two trains ~
rom. other and more serious trouble. ~
"One of the things that struck me
oreibly was the heroic manner in b
hich the colorsd passengers who V
ere injured bore their sufferings.
[here was practically not a sound gi
'rom them. They- were laid Out in M
she fields -adjoining. the railway, -
where they remained for several
iours until they could be placed in a W
osch and brought to the city."
Mr. Curtis has in his possession a
raluable case of jewels which was
anded to him by a lady. He does ~
1t know to whom it belongs and why
was handed him. IE evider.31y is q
she property of some one of m'aans as U
contains a heavey set diamond ring
Lud other jewels of value jr
Makes app imtments. y
Govrror-elect Martin F. Ansel an- yi
1anced Friday the appointment of o:
Er. A. J. Bethea, of Darlington, as p
the private secretary to the Governor ia
sud Miss Alice Henderson, as the pri. ia
vase stenographer to the Governor. ii
Mr Bethea was highly reccon'-ended c
nor. Ansel by many influential per
sons of the Pee-Dee scction. Miss ]!
Henderson is at present the stenogra- il
pher of Governor Heyward, and she b
has been capable at all times, and the a
appointment Is deserved. She has r
many freinds all over South Carolina. c
who will have cause to cangratulate a
Killed His Son.
Thomas Yon was fatally stabbed
at Comfort Fla., Wednesday night by
his lather Hlgdon A. Yon. ['he senior
Yo, who had been Qrinkling, was
beating his wife when the son inter
tered. The fat-her drew his knife
and stabaed the young man list un
der the heart and in the righs breas-t.
He then cut Mrs. Yon an ugly gash
on the face, the blade penetrating the
cheek and splitting her tongue, Hig-]
don Yen was immediately arreste'i
md carried to Marrianna. Thomas
Yn died. Mrs. You is related to
some of the best families in Jackson
Sympathy or Gratiude.
Patrick Lawrence, husband of one
of the "suffragist" imprisoned inl Lon
don, has promised to subscribs ten
:unds a day to the women's suffrage
fund for every day his 'wife remaics
in jail. Whetter Mr. Lawrence is
actuated by sympathy or gratitude
depnent saith not.
juarded by Pletectives tie Talks
Out Plainly In
SPITE OF THREATS
if Yiolemce In Chicago On the Race
Qu.stion. The Senator Scorned Mon
ey Offer r rd Threatened Re
~ straining Order Which He
Was Told of Them.
Drspite the frantic efforts of the
;groes f (Ihi ago not to have him
os Sen. r Tillman delivered his
ddreh a onh race question in that
ty o ra, Tu 3day night. A dispatch
om C_ It go s .ys when Senator Till
a:: arriv;d V. :.rs early Tuesday af
imoon he was told of threatened In
inction proceedings to prevent him
-m appearing on the platform and cI
money consideration that had bee
Tered if he would cancel his engage
:ent, but expressed scorn for both.
Until be loI. Chicago on Wednesday
mator Thlman was guarded by pri
Lte detec ve and the pollee. This
a&inTcc:dance with an o-der isaued
r M fyr Edward F. Dunne, who was
ihduisd to preside at last night's
eting, but who refueed to have any
ing to do with It aft'r a committee
colored cit:zena.had visited him a
w days ggo.
Senator Tillman gave his address
rotesed by 40 detectives. In antll
Ltion of trouble a ucmber of police
en were kept at nearby statans in'
serve, but they were not called for.
x negro policemen mingb d with the
owd which biceked the 3treet in
ont of the hall. In the audience were
any negroes, but they listened to
miator Tillman's remarks good na
redly and although he was interrup
d many times, the meeting passed
In leading up to his address, "Shall
ae United States Annex Cuba," Mr
llman took occasion to criticize May
Daunne's action In refussing to pre
le at ths meeting. "I have been told
at I have been snubbed by the may
of this einy," said the senator. "I
1 not ask .Mayor Daune to be here
night. If anyone has been snubtbed
is the gracious ladies, who planned
is meeting to secure money for tbe
dcago Union hospital and who re
.sted Mayor Danne, the creature
a political hour, to come forward
d add his mite.
"I have been advertised to discuss
annexation of Caba," continued
c. Tillman, "but In view of the fact
at I cmuld !-ot discuss that sutj -.t
thout discu.Aing the race question,
m going to go at the matter ham
r and tongs. Therefore, I shall dis
s the race problem pure and sim
from an American standpoint and
t from a Cuban standpoint. 0O~ring
my experience with the qutiion
.d the diligent study I piave made of
-I believe I am better q-alified to
cuss this question thaa.any othier
i in America "
While discussing the 15th amend
snt to the onstitution, which be
lared gave the negro every right
at a white man had, he was inter
pted several times by one of his lis
ners who kept asking "How about
Fnally Mr. Tillman seemed to lose
* temper and exclaimed:
"Oh shut your mouth. You don't
ow the A. B. C. of this thing. I
rgot 40 years ago more than you
er a J."
"Yamake up your minds that
uaity before the law which the 15bb
-eiment guarantets is right'and
uld be enforced notwithstanding
results. If this law was enforced
would result in two S::ates at least
log dcininated absolutely by ne
oes, 'while four other States would
so near being governed byv the ne
that there would practically be an
ual division of cffles."
A voie-"How aout the law?"
Senator Tilnan-"The law, to hell
Ith such law."
After telling in detail how the ne
' is prevented from cast~ng his bs,1
b n the South, Senator Tillman
"There is a great Seal more to this
:estion that the little racket here in
A voice--"How about the negro
Senator Tiltman: "Wall, I will tell
s about your negro judge and about
rur rroiUcal machines putting him
2 you .cheb and bamab~osiDg th~ose
aor Ignorant baboons into electing
im, and then afterwards you fellows
ho voted the ticket without know
ig what was on it, find a way to
ieat him out of it.
"No matter what the people in the
rorth may say or do, the white race
the South wil: never be dominated
y the negro and I want to tell you
ow that If some State should ever
iake an attempt to 'save South Car
lina' we will show them in their fan
ticism that we will make it red be
are we make it black. L.J
"God Almighty made the; Caucas
mn of better clay than the Mongolian
rr the African or any other race. The
thiopan is a burden bearer. He has
tne absolutely nothing for history,
or has he ever achieved anything of
raat importanca. There are no great
ren aming the race. Yet this people
las been picked out by the fanatics
if the North a~nd lited up to the equal
ty of te citizenshitp and to the rightM
if suffrage. No doubt many of you have
istened to the oratory ol the greatest
solored man of this country--Booker
WVashington. He had a white fathat,
owever,' ad his brains aud hi:
haracter he has inherited from~ thai
Senator Tillmanl then told his audi
anc of the attack on white womet;
ay negroes in the South and declared
bhat the people of the North were In
rgreat measure responsibl,e for tbis
state of affuLrs.
In conlusion, Senatar Tlilaan said:
"Now as a general illnatration of
th ln nse an is sometimes done.
President Rooeevelt discharged three
companlea of colored coldiers without
a courtmartial, and in doing this be
unished innocout men for the crime
of a few. In doing this he trands
cended the authority of the law rad
he ought not have done it.
During Mr. Tillman's speech a col
orzd man and a Rasrian were arrest
ed for creating a disturbanos in the
SIX PERISH IN FLAMES.
ire Visits Crowded Salvation Ai my
Barra cks In St Louis.
St., Louis, Mo., czme very nesr
having a most disastrous fire, so far
as the lcse of human life is cccerned,
on last Wedbesday mornirg. Tbe
Light House hotel, a three-story
structure on the northwest corner of
Ninth and Market streets, utii;zod as
a Salvation Army barracks, wz!
daimaged by finre when prob;bly 500
homeiess men were lodged within It.
Six persons lost their lIves and prob
ably 35 were injured, scme not being
expected to live. Four were burned
to death and two died frem irj iries
received in jumping from the upper
windows. Two of the dead men have
Oeen identified as follows: Omcar F.
Davis, Qa!ncey, Ill., died at hospital;
George D. Rose, died at hospital.
The tire started on the third fioor
and swept through the old building
rapidly. Men fought at the windows
to secure the life lines and slide to
the street but so great was the frenzy
with which the rupes were seized and
held that they were of little avail
and those who could not escape by
the staiway leaped from the windows.
A large number of those who jump
ad ware caught In nete, but many
jumped tefore the nets were stretch
ed and were injured. There was but
ne stairway and the panic-stricken
men surged down this stairway to the
street, only to find that door .ooked.
A jam resulted and probably a great
er losa of life would have occurred
bad not firemen p;omptly burst the
loor open. The cause of the fire has
1ot been ascertained.
THE VOTE IN THIS STATE.
)fBoIal Tabulation Accepted by the
State Board of Canvassers.
Following is the vote cast in this
itato at the recant general eleeion,
he tabalated having been acepted
y the Sate board of caneavara:
For Governor-Ansel 30,251, Chanz
ler 23, Smith 1.
Lieutenant Governor-McLeod, 30,.
Secretary of State-McGown, 30,
Attorney General-Lyon 30,230.
State Treasurer-Jennings, 30,230.
omptrciler GMneral--Jones 30.244
Super'ntendent of Educaion- War
In 30 239.
AMjannt General-Boyd, 30,229.
R .:r.;ad Commissioner-Sadivan,
Tne vote for oogrecs was a follows:
Fifst Distric --Legare, 3,936, Paio
sai, 28; T. L. Gran., 1.
Src..nd DIs-'ict-Patterson, 4,588; f
stac MKers, 226.
Third DistricL-- Iken, 2 938. t
Fourth District-Johanson,, 5,124; -c
)avd 0. Gist, 49; W. T Co1b, 19. t
Fifth District-Finley, 3,585. c
Sexh Diatri1.-E lerbe, 3,483. 1
Svaath Dstrcir-Livtr, 5,391; A.
) DatAser, 133. .]
The Republucans had candidates ins
our districts, the nominee In the t
ourth, Gist, being a white man. The1
oialst candidate for Governor,
Jander, received 32 votes, as fol- 1
Obareston 5. Greenville 11, Laur
ns 7, Rcbland'9. .1
W anted to save Bim
harged with threatening to kill
rahn D. Exckefeller unless he paid
er 81,000.000, Mrs. Rose Delina
eaers Handfisld, 40 years old was
irrested Thursday in front of th e
uardian Trusb C mptny in lower
roadway, Naw York. Mrs. Hand
teld is charged wr~th having forced
~erself into tne cifie of Mr. R eke
eler's secretary last Friday and de
~lard she wanted 81.000.000 and that
he displayed a revolver. When ar
igned in the police coart Mrs.
andfleld said that she had gone to
Rckefeller's cffls with the purpose1
f saving his soul, or If he refused to
i.ve his soul saved, to save it for him
by blood atonement." She had a
evolver. She said she was a "saint
f the Sun Moon and Water," and
~ontroled thm all.
A dispatch from New York says
beh news of the death of Samuel
pencer 12 the rad i : wreck reached
. P. Morgan just as be was about to
inter Grace church to attend the spec
ial Thankagiving day services. Wrien
1,he news of h:s friend's death was
told him. Mr. Mo.'rgan turne-1 death
y pale. "What! Sam Spencer?" he
'mest shouted. "Mky God, man, is
Sam Spencer dead? ' He trembled
unil his limbs almost gave way. Sev
eral friends, this king he was about to
ollapse, ran to him. ''Ths is a ter
-ble shock," Mr. Morgan Bald, when
ae had somewhiat recovered himself.
"I can't say anything now. I was
ne er so shocked in my life." A friendi
ielped the financier to a carriage anni
he was driven hume.
Fdf.y Lives Low.
Tiatupec. Guaiamala, was destroy
A by a hurricane recendly. When
he hurriane was at its height the
town was inundated by a rise in the
iver on which it is situated, and al.
f the buildmngs were wash.d a way.
rho inhabiants sought refuge an
irees, but many of them w-re 'vashed
away durin~g the night. Tile newa,
o far received from the sne of the
dasaster is not 'very detinite in its
c ?aracter as regards lcs~sof life, but IL
& known that fully 50 people were
irowned. Nearly all et the btildings
n the town were swept away by the
Spencer a Veteran
A djutant General WIlliam E Mick
le, United Ct~nfederate Veterans, sent
a telegram to Mcs. Samuel Spencer,
nd protruigatec orders by command
of Gen. Stephen D. Lze, on the occa
dio of the death ,f Samuel Spencer,
oolonel and aide on his st aff, paying
nigi tribute to him, as comrade. sol
,ir arnd citizen.
LkB APPLID TORCH.
After Taking Full Possesslon of i
Town in Kentucky.
At Princeton, Ky., the tobacco
stemeries or John St'ger and John G.
Orr, the latter controlled by the Im
cerial Tobacco Compsny of New
York, were destroyed by a fire kindl
ed by a mob of maskec men S.-veral
cottages In the vicinity were badly
damaged, but nebody was hurt. The
loss is estimated at about $170,000.
The m-b, which numbered about
300 men, entered Princeton between
1 and 2 o'clock and disarmed the night
town marshal. Then they went to
tie fac!:ories and applied the torch
MaIsked men stood on guard, allow
Ing nobody w come near until the
buildlrgs were completel) enveloped
in flames and help was useless.
A , q:ad of the mob took charge of
the telephone cfiae and no word was
permit Vd to go out. When the mcb
saw the fire was beyond control they
left tbe town, go'ng in the direction
of Hrpkinsville, discharging revolvers
ani rifles as they departed. Tbe fi e i
department then came cut, but could C
da nothing more than to prevent th- 6
are destroying the buildings in the s
The Seger Factory is controlled by i
b1e American Snuff Ompiny ani n
Steger is the Prioc .n agent. Orr i
Ia a representative of the Imperial a
A hundred and fifty thousand
pounds of tobacco was In each ware g
ouse and all was burned. The mob a
In addition to disarming the night c
policeman, took charge of the poliee I
tat ion and the water works. Even 9
iad the fire company responded the) I
nuld not have been able to do any
~hing. - r
The work of the mob is thought to V
)e only the furtherance of the agita- 5
ion by tobacco raisers against the so a
alled tobacco trust. There is an or- 0
anization known as te Dirk To- 11
12Cco Protective Asaocinion but it is P
nt kn 'wn that any members of that f
,rganiz tlon was; In the hecb. L
More Deadly Than War.
A newspaper of an analysis turn has c
nade very striking comparisons with 1h
hese astonishing figures, in connee E
ion with t'e casualty~ list of the -
reat battles of the civil war. The %l
omperisons show that the "deadliest G
attles of the civil war were mere k
kirmisbes compared with the fright *
al havoc wrought in times of peace s
>y Aceerican railroads." In four of a
hese great battles. fewer humm were a;
:illed than are called upon by raflroads 1
o give up their liveq in a single year. aj
Lt Chickamauga 1656 men were kill- tI
,d; in the Wilderness, 2246; at Spott
yvania, 2725; at Gettysburg, 3070. fj
'he total number or soldiers slaugh- n
P4d in these four great battles was if
697, and in the one fiscal year ending n
ace 30, 1905, six more than this V
umber, 9703, gave uD their lives on 61
he railroa". Al
A special to the News and C3urier
rom Alken says: "Luther Craig, a
rhite man, was shot and killed Sat
rday night by the accidental dis
harge of a pistol. Craig was going r,
oine trcm the city about 8 30
clock in a buggy and as he was go
og down a bill jost on the edge of
own a piece of the harness broke
1s ad a revolver on the seat, and
ten he got~ out of the buggy to lix
be harrness the pistol was in some
ray thrown out on the ground, and itp
as discharged the bail enterng his
aft side, a d he Rfed an tour after
ards.. He was 3b vears nld ar'd a
imminent mnembQ , f to I. 0 0 F
bd Men and ju 1o: Order uf U21tee
terican Mechanica HB remnains~
ere interrcd Saa~day afterno~on at
Lown Creek 0. uro>. He will be '
uried by the Od d ow
Charges ihas L~auis r. Payn, when P
tate euperintendent of insuranee, do
nanded $100 000 from the Mutual Be
erve Life Insuranoe ecimpany under
hreat of showing that the company
sas insolvent and that Presidenit Fred
iri Al Burnham had said that he
ad paid Mr. Payn $40,000, were made a
> Assistant District Ateorney Nott a
Ls New York on Wednesday in the
irial of B. I. Burnham, Jr. Mr. Burn
tnm is indicted togiether with Fred
rick A. Bumora J , formar coun.
isi for the Murual Reserva Life In- e
urance company, anid George D E-.
iridge, vice prescent f the ccmnp
my, for misapropilationc of the funds
f the company.
Tme m.mattf C
C. E. Adams. meant at Kryford
V., has been arrested, chargei si bb
he robbsry of the express afflye at
that place last Saturday no-ing,
when over $6 C'O0 was stolen. Anist
tant Agent Risbhr was also arrested
u an accemplice. Seven huudr.'d
dollars supposed to be part .of tr
money lost was found in A aus:
house. Adam had a slight wcua 1i
he leg when found bound and gaged
near the railroad tracks, whieh he l
claims had been infieted by the rob
bers. When the ofmears went to ex
amine his trousers to find how near
the weapon was held when fired they
learned that his wife had burned
Pal:Jane Death Knell.
A disparca from Manila says a
force of constabulary under M lor
Murphy, surorised the camp of Pab-1
1, chief of the Pulajanes on the Is
land of Samar Saturdry. leven
Pula janes were killed and ten wound
ed. Pablo escsped, but his wife and
dughter were captured. The cloth
tg, arms and papers found were de
stroyed together with the camp. The
c'pture o: Chief Pablo Is considered a
question of only a few days. Gov.
urdy, of Samar, wires that the
breaking up of Pablo's band signalizes
the dea.;h knell of the Pulaianismn in
Won Ets Way.
James T. McDermott, who will
represent Packingtown, Ill., In the
next Congress, began life as a mnessen
ger boy, picked up telegraphy and
left the city to begin the campaign
whch won for him a seat in the
national House of REpresentatives.
He is 4 years n1d and a namonrat.
WAS RULED OUT.
Rev. C. W. Creighton Not Allow
ed to Prefer Charges Against.
MER1EV W.T.DUNC N
Who He Says Packed a Committee to
Try Him at (irceweed. Copy of
the Complain: Mr. Crighton
Wanted to Subnif to
Among the first matters taken urn
n the South Carolina conference last
reek in Columbia was the celebrav- d
reighton caqe. whish game over frcm
he confarence of the year before. f
rill bi remembered that all the last
onfernee th charac;er of M. Creigh
on was azralgned by the presiding
.der of his district, It beirg charged
lat Mr. Craighsoa bad pablished
iandezous amtement/. in his paspe
bout the presiding elders, it baing
ileged that Mr Oreighson bad cnarg
d that the presiding elders were guil
y of graft.
Tne es. e at that time attracted a
rest deal of Intereat and saus-d a big
ansation. There were two -factions,
no taking sides against Mr. 0reigh
on, the other rallying to his sup
ort. A.sommittee was appointed to
avestigaue the ease, but no report,
wa made. and the case was ear
Led over for a year. In the mean
ine Mr. Creighton was given no work
ad was virtually suspended from the i
ninstry. Mr. Creighton's friends :
laim that he was ready for trial at I
6& year's conference, and that the ,
tat postponement of his case and re i
isng to give him work, was an out- I
Lge and intended to humilate him. i
The committee that bad ocen ap i
Dinted to try tho case at the confer- i
ce of last year met at Green wood I
at summer and took testimony. t
iuring - the investigation there I
as another sensatiot. It appears t
at when the committee met at (
reenwcod and assembled in , r:om
r. Creighton was on band, bringing
ith him a young woman stenograp- -
, declaring that he .was going to i
ive all of the testimony taken down 1
id published to the world. The com
Ittee protested against the presence
the stenagrapher and invited her
leave the room.
This brought Mr. Creighton to his.
at, and the accused minister made Z.
oat vigorous protest, declaring that
an effort was made to eject his ste- v
ajrapher he wculd cail in poics pro
otion. He carried his poinb and the
enographer was allowed to remai:
id take down the evidenee. This end
I the matter until last week, whena
Le matter came up again in te con
rence at Columbia last week Mr
reighton was on hand ready to can
at the case to ihe end.
As stated above Mr. Creighton was
Lspnded at the conference aif las' I
mr under the ofbarge of siander and
Ing The charge was brought be t
~esidng elders then in i fib, h--m
e Rav. Mr. Oreighton had cribclan.d
his paper, the Cnristian APPewU.
a had opposed system of paying to:
~esidng elders of the church eve:
cc he has been editor of tne Chris
an Apal. U.ader the present bys
im the presiding elders are allowed a
ircen ,age of tne collections of the
AucU, which according to hh vlevv
wrung. He thought that under tue
stem ithe presiding elders goa salar
a <other out of proportion to
an? Cf the ministers on stations and
He also claimed that many of the
rsding elders are too dictatoriasn :U
as ase are sicihed with too great
shorty. H. has written freely ad
ankly on the subject and it is safe
>say that he wili continue to speisk
is thougats through his paper. Mr.
reighton's paper has a large circula
en and seems to be growing. He has
great diany warm friends both in
de ministry and among the laymen
the obureh, who agree with him in]
tost of his charges against the sys
Oa last Wednesday, in the coinfers
noe when the ministers sharacters
ere called, beginning with the presid
ag elders, their characters were pass
d without'wthout challenge until the
ame or the REv. W. T. Duncan was
aled. Mr. .Cieighton arose and at
ampted to prefer charges against
.m. Bishop Wilson promptly ruled
im Cub, saying that as Mr. Creighton
ad been suspended, he could not pre
ar a charge. Mr. Creighton made a
arcastic reply to the beffect that he
appostd tie would have to bow to ths
act that a man who has been hangsd
as no appeal. Presiding Eder Daun
an's character was then passed. The
arges which Mr. Creighton wcuid
ava stated if permitted are as fol
"That in the investigation of the
mplaints against C. W. Creightom,
V. T. Duncan, presiding elder of
)okesbury district, and ohairmin of
ommititee of investigation, oemina-i
,ed acts of mnaladministration, in all
nd singular, the following particu
"1. That W. T. Duncan deprived
he accused, C. W. Oreighton, cf his
ight to representation by anid assis.
,anoc of council in said investigation.
"2. That W. T. Dncan selected
he committee of investigation from
he Conference at large when it dia
ao appear that suitable men could
at be had in the Cokeabury district.
"3 That the said W. T. Duncan
knowngly and willingly packed said
sommttee, over the protest of the ac
aused, with the blood kin within the
sixth degree of the accusers-to-wit,
a second cousin of one of the accusers
and a nephew of a presiding elder,
whose term of office is embracid with
in the period covered by the criticism
of the accused and because of
wich~he is complained against.
"4. That W. T. Duncan knowing
y and over the protest of the accursed
appointed on said cimmittee a mnem
er of a committee which bad prey
lusly investigated said complaint.
". That W. T. Duncan, over the
protest of the accused, kep the wit
nesses in the ro-m and in the presence
of each other during said investigp.
*6. That W. T. Duncan ruled that
the complaints made against the so
cused of falsehood and slander, with
copies of the paper edited by the as
cUsed, is eufflcient proof In such inves
tigation against the aensad.
''7. That W. T. Durcan has Dot
caused an exsce rec ird of the Investi
gation, including the charges, evidence
and fnding of the committee algned
by the president and ecre6'ary, to be
transmitted to this Conference.
"8 Tnat W. T. Duncan refused te
submit the testimony taken to tbr
witnesses for their correction and ap
"9. That W. T. Durcan on his own
motion ruled out material testimony
tAken in said investigation.
"10. That the said W. T. Duncan
vnlunteered the advice to the witness
that they need not answer ques.
1o*7s put to .them by the se
- ieed - if they tbought the answer
would ir criminate bbam.
"11. That the said W. T. Duncan
stffed the aimmittee of investigation
to condre i the prossecution of the wa;
introduce and szamine wiinesses and
Interpose otij tons to the examIna
Mlan of said witneses by the accused.
"12. Toat W. T. Duncan permit
ed the witneres-kepz by himin the
room to argue points in the casa
against the accused and participate In
"13 That W. T. Duroan selected
for service on ssid committee his bCec
"14 Tuat sire. said investigation
W. T. Dte:cin has been acmve isA fol
lowing up testimony of witaMM for
IThe accused and sought evidnce to
Water Powers of the state.
pt. W. E. GmnzA1, chairman of
fhe South Croblhi ungestown comn
Misiozn, is very anxious to make a
le Yepsioflns of South Crolina'#
water powers. Far this puroase b
-;quests that photographs of develor
0 and undetveoped walter powers be
at him. South Carolina has dans
nore than any other Southern State
o harness the water powers, but
ihere-is yet a world of power lcektd
:p in the tumbhng streams of this
1tate, and he wishes tosshow this to
he world as an invitatica to -capital.
)apt. Gonnles would like to receivt
ibotographs from amteurs as well s
rofessional pootographers. H t
s.ted Thursday that he was ver
nuch P'eised with the report of Mr.
tul V, Moore, the Fgat whom the
ommmison has employed.
Many More Ccming. 1
On Wednesday a cablegram came
a Gov. HEsyward -t-Golumbi2,, from i
he Belgium office of the South Cazo
ia immigration deg.rnment saying C
he agent had 700 desirable imzi t
rauts booked for S)u"h Ozrolina and I
-anting to know what -to do vwith b
hiem. The agent appears to have i
At communication with Commis
ioner Watson and wanted to know
ow to proceed. Commisisioner Wat- 1
on was encouraged by the news, bu; 3
e said that the department would in v
o case aect .o many from any one 1
ouotry- at a time, though this would
lye ac opportualty for selection and i
e c-onsidered at tne m~sage mean! I
as certain success ;.cf the trans- At C
ntc line of immigrant steamers t& I
Hornased New Trial.
The Columbia State says B. A
damLs, the Olleron man W: 0 has i
een twice convieted of the murder
f W. 0. Jacqus and for whom at
ne time there was a reward of 81.000:
tter a sensaio-al escape from tbe a
til at Walter b ro, has been takeni
ack to be res..ntenced alter a ruling
y~ the supreme court, which refused
o grant a 'tew trial. Adams, since,
.wating 'elsion, has been conifined
n the St.. penitentiary and as
urt is now in session in Colleton he
ill be sentenced to hang by the pre
WouIldn's Wals Wirh Negro.
Bacaunie his young son was severely
ihasised for refusing to march from
hool room beside a negro girl, John
Brger, accompanied by an attorney,
ippeared before the school board at
Joaopolis, a -suburb of Plttsburg,
Pa , and demanded the dismisa1 of
3prntentdent 0. 0. Marshall. Ber
:er served notice on the board that if
Ihe uparintendat was not dimised
1e would ake the matter Into the
sourts. Marshall will be asked to
A decision was handed down in the
upremne Court Wednesday denying a
eew trial to James Sanders and Ar
khur Whitoner, the Chester negroes
3onvicted of murderering anoth r
iegro named Mack Anderson. The
Scision means that the defendants
will be resentenced at tho next term
f court for Chester to hang, and
bey will hang if the pardon -board
Sces not interfere.
Got EIghteen Years.
Mrs. Harriet Moulter, charged with
the murder of her husband, whom
se killed at Pnlask, Va., In a quar
rel several weeks- ago was found
gulty of murder in the second degree
and sentenced to eighteen years in
prison. It was allege d that Moslter
abused his wife and was~ threatening
o strika her when she seizad the re
volver and shot him dead. The de
Ohicago Man Killed.
At Valley Park, Miss., on Sunday
A. F. Middah, a prominent real es
ate man of Chicago, was shot and In
stanity killed by Wes Young, anegro2.
It is believed Young iwaenided to kill
W. G. Grubbs who was accompanying
Mddah at the time of the killing.
Young escaped and Is being followed
by a mob determnined to deal sum
mar1ly with him.
n~'r4d On ijficers.
In placing an attachment on the
theatrical baggage of a show at La
Grange, Mio,, Saturday Constable
H s'a Duval' shotand instantly-killed
Oonstable James B 'pan, and an ac
tr Orn Snuart wrs fatally wounded.
Roy Millard. an acter, was shot
through the body sad arm. The two
actors it is alleged began the shoot
Gen. Gadington Sustained by
Gen. Nettleton, of Chicago.
Os the Greond Ceavisces The Old Vet
eran of the Union Army That the
Negro Soldiers Was Galty of
Conspiracy and Was
Because of the apparant misunder
standing in ;ortions of the constry of
facts which calod farx the order ds
harging the three compeae of sol
Dred troop reoemtly steaioned t
BrownsvIlle. Texas, and In 'view of -
the resultant crisiim of the presi.
ient's onne In the matter, t"e citi
ans' somnitts of Drownsvlie ze
Renly rguqMz d Gen. A. B. Nettleton
;f Chiago, forzerasse nv Wesretary
7f the treasury, while on business at
Brownyile to mak Inhis own way a
bhorougn and disinterested invstiga.
Von of the Brownsville riot of Aug.
13. And report his cOnelusions. Gen.
NeWeton embodied his findings in a
tter to the secretary of war. He
m.ys mf part'
"As a cisizan of Illinois as an an
Wavery advoeste whean that phrase'
had a meaning. and as a veeran who
serve In the Uaton army througeus
fhe Civil war, I aball at least mo&ee
impeand of predjudice against :man
-"Wlthout rebaming details, I wisah
;o asare'you that this absolutely un
rjudiaed - Inveninfien, mad. after
oal exsitement had subsied, con
Irma in every particular the conel
ios reached by the '.wo arm.- rioers
it here by the-war department, cn,
ie strength of which the president
iook his asien, as welI as the clear*.
ad temperabestatsment putlibed im.
mediately after the tragedy by -Chair
a -X'liey of the Brownsville citi
.Afi "sammarIzIng facts hitherto
mblished as to killbg of one citizan,
eMtnaimnirg of a chi of police the
(ing of vobeya into and through
meosas, saloons and may Puve reai
fisn snd of -ATrsing of the entire
own. Gen. Ntleton's letter con
"It is well attested by evidence
bat the colortd troops were. trdtbed
Ltre with the Eame ecurtesy that
olored soldier of like bearmpg are
reated in mont garrson towns of the
Trthern States. That -&n the o;her
%nd, the street eonduct of sme of.
bem was often aggresively and
&uslessly insolent toward .whit- man
nd vomen; .nat there 1as no pr;
weation for the murderous raid by 1ee
aid1ers, unless it can be iLed a pro
,cation that. the drinkers among
bem were prrvided - with separate
are In certain saloons and that On.
wo cgnations Itndividual insolence 'was
esented by Individual citizens, both
l which happened to hava beak Be
nblican federal cffi1als./
"Thiers was no 'riot' sed no 'street
ow' as many newspaper persist in
aling the oscurrence. It was sim
ily a most cowardly conspiracy- to ter
fy2 wound and killinnd~ifending men,
omen and children at the hour of
cd-night, when defense or resistance -
as impracticable and was not even
,ttempoed. Evidently not an oppoe
nug shot was fired"
Gen. Nettleton's letter sharply
ases, the question as to what the
wite ofaere ofthe garrison were do
eg on the night of the raid and closes
"In 'view of the facta as I flad them
as1b, the persistant attemjps on the -
pars of some to make martyrs of any
porton of the disnharged men weuld -
ye anpaling, if it were not grctm-q,.te
Iete conspirasy of silence on the- part
fall members'of the batallion pro
rents the government f'rcm puidinl
he. previons censpirasy sf sviolence
nd murder, and the- seperation of all
lke from theo servios which they
save disgraced becomes inevitable.
melieve no course otner than the one
rhich the president has pursued, was
ais open to him unless all sem
lance of a decent dIspline~ in-our
army Is to ba ended and unless every
amercan community,, North and
South auke, is to be giveno suse to
read the proximity fromn.tie garrison
is it would that of anencampment-of
irmed and uniformed casalih. I
iympathizs deeply with the colored
people in- their upward struzggle in- -
merrca; bat-I believa the mosti damn
glgng service that can brredered
ahem as a race In their period of test
and transition Is that of championlrg
or excusing the criminal element in
.Black Patti Dead.
Flora Batson, known on the eoncert
stage as the "Black Patti," died sud
denly in Philadelphia, from uremia at
her home, 124 South Fourth street.
Although only 33 years old, she had
acquired considerable renown as a con
cert singer, niot only in this country,1
bth in Barope, having appeared befo-re --
nearly all of 'the monarchs of the old
World. On Thanksgiving Day she sang
at a concert in a local church. The
death of a neighbor seemel to depress
her, and after a visit to thebhoud ci
mourning which was in the same
bces, ahe returned home. Shortly
after she was seized with convulsIOns.
She died two hours latar in great ag
ony. Her aged mother, witn'woa
she lived, was at her b dsiie.
Killed in a Wrck.
Three women were killed or berned
to death Saturday In Ar whicb foi
lowed a collision on the Butland Estl
road and twelva otners were baku i
Injured. Among the latter are man
ers of the Drury O,ers compeyn,
negro musician. The gravel train ran
Into the rear ot a varserger Three
coaches were knocked down a bank
and btarted to cve; .u n Heroic res
cues were made by the crew and wn
pople. The coluMi cceuzred near
Venesnn V t.