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L.xxi. -MANN ING, S. 0., WED-NESDAY, JANUARY 23197
Report is to the Effect
ath List is Enorm .u-,
t Fam:s Added to
tatlng Work of
- -. Kingston on the island
uAch hada population of
usand people, one half
oclored. was devastated
rning of last week by a
nake, wb!ch was follow
ructive fire. Iu which
a were ibasted alive.
iays one terr fic s'-ock
Ildings tumbling int,
ruins, crushing men,
Idren to death, coming
- ant's warning detroy.
t of the elsy of King
1,0CO person% acc~rd
g reports, are dead in
*res, trapped in th.
oasted to death In the
- ept -over the ruined
looks quickly followed
then came a trembling
2at gradually subsided.
destruction had been
on the heels of the
ab. Mobs, frenzied by
through the shaking
e suburbs, unheeding
-.'guish and appeals for
a crushed and dyir g in
y hospital was - among
Uat went down with a
-ian thirty soldiers were
-uis and ware roasted
.2 dre that was soon
igh the city.
i destrucoion occurred
seotionof the city, the
xhere business houseE
.like fell into piles.
- r part of the bulldmgs
-ere wooden, the dre
t was demoralized anc
ess. In a short time
rs were at work, and,
roaring around thEm,
wrecked buildings and
oh the occupants had
pulation -added to the
cAne, as they seemed
u and rushed to. and
rantiaally and hinder
had recovered their
4 to aid the injured.
d in the crush of the
*= and many others w. e
caught in the tangle.
- - om Kingston on Wed
-clay was-still a smoul
arywhere the wounded
m y. The estimates of
trying and as high as
- frenzy that followed
- . survivors were er: z id
a solders had to beat
.obs with the butta of
restore a semblane .01
nized.lntio large bands
ae urinclpil residences,
Ice and troops. Groups
-cere shot down by vA
.ilitary. Many acts of
am marked the rescues.
en and children were
urning timBers under
a described as awfal.
dder for animals and
-itnent. :Momey is use
- a have been burned
rsupposed tobe safe
- . - on all-sides Is- inde
and poor. slke are
- visons of aP. kinds are
i- It-Is impossible tio
-:c~ody can be found.
s.rguson, vice chairman
-Mail Stamsahip Cosi
I thekilled. ~Theloas
great,- but the ex:ct
re buried under the
duns. -The mercaptile
iered most severely,
--- tng uapon them. Many
anare dead or injo d.
are looting. Ghsayy
:g witnessed. All Lhe
idestroyed, and all thle
I around Kzngsi~on are
*few of them are ssfe
- w Up School.
ie Iwo yo'.ng boys
y and Lawson, it is
*pted toblow upstne
building at Ivanh e,
y, but their plans were
3 in time to prevent
;ave resulted in the
~acters and nearly 100
n. Misses Brownie
* n Bufford, of' Wy'he.
er in the bchool. Thle
re under arrest. 'Inelr
s een learned.
* - worth, an operator at
~xpouition Cotton mlls
- t of Atlanta, was k.Ul
,r manner Friday morn
neih section of a large
nning at aighl Ep e d
a loud report and spad
- :ds Whitworthi, s trik ag
*was standiag fi-ty feat
worth died several hoars
i 52 years old and le:.ves
unared Lives Lost.
i of Leybe and Simar.
y ay phoon on .at nary
Ldred lives were 1c at In
eks and quarters at East
re destroyed. The storm
Sever known. No r am
IS THE VE1ztCT IN THE LIME
An Orangeburg Jury Restores ror
chester's Sherift to His
Sheriff Limehouse was! tried last
Feiday by au Orangeburg jury for al
lowing a prisoner to be taken from him
nd lynched. After being oat about
one hour the jury brought in a ver
dict of "r ol, guilty," which vardict
restores Mr. Limehouse to his high
cffies, he having been suspended by
Gov. Heyward pending his trial.
The facts are so well known as to
hardly, need repetition, but It will be
recalled that on the 23rd day of Au
gust, 1906. a negro, Will Spain. made
an attempt to crhbonally assauls the
little daughter of Mr. L. S. Connor,
one of the best known and most re
spected men in Dorobester. The negro
was captured by a posse, among waon;
was the father of the little girl, and
taken to St. Georges and delivered to
the sher'i Tals was about 11 o'clock,
on the day of the crime, and just an
hour or two later a second posse,
composed of a score or more of men,
came to the j il and a. comrittee o!
about 12 entered and asked the sher
1ff for an Interview with the negro,
who was looked in an Iron cage on the
The sher'ff wcnt for and broug"II
the prisoner down stairs and the mob'
took him away and lynched him. The
sheriff claimed that he thought that
the mob only wanted to question the
negrc-to hold a sort of preliminary
ral-and that he had no idea that
they intended to make way with the
prisoner. The sheriff also claimed not
to know any of the men who compos
ed the mob, althcugh they demanded
tLe prisoner within four hours after
the deed was committed, and were
undoubtedly men from within a rad
lus of five miles of the county seat
Gavernor Hey ward rs qa ted Solic
itor Hildebrand to investigate the
matter, which he did, but as the sher.
Iff claimed not to have recognized any
of the mob, and as the jury rendered
a verdict to the effect that the negro,
Will Spain, came to hI death at the
hands of men unknown to them, the
jury, no indictments w're handed out
against the mob, but at the fall term
of the court of general sessions for
Dorchester county SAlcitor Hilde
orand prepared a bill charging Sheriff
Limehouse with criminal cowardice.
The grand jury found a true bill
and Gov. Hey .vard, who had taken a
deep interest in the matter, promptly
suspended the sheriff from cfflee,
pending his trial. The coroner, P. L
K z-r, was commissioned sheriff and
nas so acted since, but did not want
the cffiae and wrote the governor to
appoint some one else in his stead.
Orangeburg county was selected as
the county in which the case would be
tried, the cse was reached Friday
as scheduled. Solicitor Hildebrand
represented the State again as ably as
he did a Uttle less than a year ago
when he prosecuted the Eutawvile
lynohers, and Sheriff Limehouse was
represented by a brilliant array of tal
ent composed of Messrs. Connor, Hiers
and Dennis c-f the Dorchester bar,
and Etysor & Summers, Wolfe & Ber
ry and Bowman & Bowman of the Or
The first witness for the State was
Lawton Limehouse, son of the defend
ant) and deputy sheriff of Dorchester
county, who~ testinied that he received
the prisoner, Will Spain, and locked
him in the cell. Said that at request
of parties wno came to the jail he
turned the prisoner c var to -them for
the purpcse of holding a preliminary
.xnmination and having the prisoner
properly committed; that the mob
overpowered him and his father and
bo':k the prisoner from them, and that
the mob was composed of 75 men, 12
of whom carried the prisoner away on
a band car on the Sauthern railway.
Dr. A. R Johnson testinled that he
wasl15thejail sadthat be siw the
mob overpower the sheriff and his
deputy and take the prisoner away.
He saw the soeriff try to use his pls
tel, but recogn'z 3d none of the. mob.
Dr. Joe P. Johnson tes'tifed as to
conditions as he found them when he
went to the jail, after the mob had
L. Virgil Minus testified that he
was at work in an office near the court
house. He took the testimony at the
coroner's lr quest, but didn't hear the
sheriff say he knew any of the mob.
Miss Sibyl Thomas and Mrs. E. E.
Thomas testified as to the ~sherlff's
conversation with Gov. Hexward, they
being Southern Bell long distance ope
rato's. Mra. Thomas testifisd she
hea.d Sber!ff Limehouse tell the gay
arnor he knew the members of the
Ike Minus testifted as to the search
and capture of the prisaner and as to
delivering him to the sheriff. Tnis
was corroborated by Peter Stokcs.
Dr. J. P. Minus testified that he
went to the jill af ter th~e mob had
taken the prihoner, saw the hand car
in the distance and told of the sheriff's
mental condition at the time.
A. H. McCormick, secretary and
treasurer of the Dorchester L amber
company, of Badham, and who lives tt
Badham, saw the mob come by with
the prieoner, anew none of them, and
knows that none were employs of the
Dorchester Lumbar company.
W. F. JaqVes and John A. Hired
also testined as to conditions as they
found them on arriving on the scene.
but that they knew none of the mob.
The defense introduced no testi
mony at all, and consequently their
attorneys had no really. Solicitor
HUdebrand made an able argument
Ifor the State, while Hon. Thomas M.
E Bysor replied for the defense, being
the only one ci the brilliant array of
talent to reply to Solicitor Hilde
Judge Gage's charge to the ju'ry was
unusually strong and brilliant. He
held that if the sher ff brought the
prisoner before a body o1 unknown
men and allowed them to take his
prisone" from him he was guilty, ac
oharge in the indictmeut. Judge
Gage also took occision to denounce
mob law and argued that no crime
calls for mob rule, Hie said the act
under which Sheriff Limehouse 'ws.
1tda enacted subaconently to the
fconstituti3nal conventon of 1895 and
was intended to aid the sheriff in up
h lfing the law. Judge Gage spoke
for 20 -inutes in a quick and force.
ful manner and many say his charge
was the strorgest ever delivered bt
fore an Orangeburg jury as regards
dignity cf the law.
The jury was out 'about one hour
and a half, af tr which they rendered
the expected verdict of "not guilty."
The jury was considered an unusually
The State used a number of chal
lerges and the defense exhausted
Sheriff L'mahouse was accompanied
to Orangeburg by 50 or more support
era and' these were seen to mingle
with the State witnesses freely, and,
in fact, the witnesses gave reluctant
testirony. Anyway the caes was de
cided by the jurf and no one can say
Si1titor Hildebrand and Gov. Hey
ward did not do their full duty.
Thae case did not attract unusual
attention and the court house was
Solicitor Hildebrand deserves much
prawe for his vigcrous prosecution.
This is the second disagreeable case
he hss presented In Orangeburg on
change of venue (the Eutawville
lynchers being also tried here), and in
both he made masterful fights.
Being vindicateA, Sheriff Limehonse
will resume his office, and he was most
warmly congratulated by his large
following here when the verdict was
Had Interesting Me6ting in Volumi
bla Last Weck,
The Bar Aisociation had a imost
interestina msating In Columbia last
week. It wal necided to recommend
that tne saary of the chief justice of
bte supreme wourt be made $6,000 a
year ann ins sanaries of the associate
in.tices ae mace 85 500. There was
much ascuss-on on the resolution and
it was generaly agreed that the pres
ent salaries are entirely out of keep
1ng with the dignity of the offices.
The following Is.the list of offlears
President-J. H. Hudscn.
Vice presidents, one from each jud
Icial circuit: First T. M. Baysor; sec
ond, Geo. H. Bates; third, T. G. Mc
Lacd; fourth, J. R. Coggeshall; fifth,
N. G. Evans; sixth, A. L. GastoD;
eventh, C. P. Sanders; eight, Walter
H. Hunt; ninth, B. H. Rutledge, Jr.,
tenth, R. T. Jaynes.
Secretary-John J. Earle.
Treaauxer-W. S. Nelson.
First District-T. M. Raysor, L S.
Weeks and Rbert Lide.
Second DistrIct-Geo. H. Bates, H.
-. Dowling, J. S. Davis.
Third district-T. G. McLeod,
Eugh Haynesworth, J. B. McLaugh
Fourth district-J. R. Coggeshall,
Eenry Back, T. W. Bouchier.
Fifth district-N. G. Evans. W. H.
3harpe, J. W. Thomas.
Sixth district-A. L. Gaston. 3. L.
lenn, J. H. Foster.
Seventh district-0. P. Sanders, V.
. DePass, H. T. Bomar.
Eighth district-Walter H, Hunt,
L W. Ables, 3. F. Fraser.
Ninth district-B H. Rutledge,
fr., B. A. Hagood, J. E. Pinckney.
Tenth district-R. T. Jaynes, T.
T. Mauldin, J. S. McSwaln.
Executive committee-F. Tomp
ins, P. A. Wilccx, 3. B. Wingard,
John 3. Earle, W. S. Nelson.
One from each judicial circuit,
named in order: D. 0. Herbert, T.
Q. Croft, Charlton DuRant, W. P.
Pollck, M. L. Smith, T. G. McLeod,
W. S Hall,-Jr., D. A. G. OaIzs, W.
B. Graber, E. M. Bucker. The pres
ident and sEcretary are also mom
and the Work Will Now Be Pushed
The South Carolina Public Service
orpoation has advanced another
step in its progress towards beginning
work in the oevelopment of its great
The preliminary meeting requited
by the statute to be held for the put
pose of obtaining subscriptions to the
stock and for the election of the board
f directors an d Lifcers was held on
Wednesday of last week at the Elisto
building, where the offies of the
company have been located.
The meeting was attended by a
large numter of gentlemen interested
in the enterprise, andi the necessary
subscription of $275,000, required as
a preliminary to the granting of the
arter, was promptly made, and the
necessary cash payments given to the
The following cifcers were elected:
President, Joseph 3. Timrmes; 'vice
president and general manager, Char
les R. Van Etten; secretary the treas
urer, John P. Bonney.
The following directors of the ctr
poration were elected; Joseph J. Tim
ms, C. B. Van Etten, John P. Bon
ney, Joseph Bermel, Lawrence M.
Pickney, John 0. Lott, Dow S. Smith
Frederick W. Schreeder and Robert
The final step In incorporating and
perfecting the comupany's3 plan for be
ginning business will be taken Jan.
18, when the formal papers will be
iled on t'he expiration of the satutorv
notice, and the secretary of state wIll
be asked to Issue the charter, accora
ing to law.
All the directors except Messrs.
Pnckney and Jennings are from New
york, and represent the capitalists of
that city who are intersstod in the
enterprise. Mr. Pinckney is from
Charleston and Mr. Jennings .s from
tfls city, The company is now fully
'organized and ready to enter upon
the building of the net work of rail
ways they have in view.
Death of Dr. Woodirow.
Dr. Jrnoes Woodrow, scientist. ed.
uctor, ohznologician, publicist, bank
er and business mail, died In Colum
bi Thursday mornir:.g after a linger
ing illness. He was born in Carlisle,
Engand, on May 30J, 3328, being a on
ot a Scotcha clergymoaa. His parents
came to Osiiada in 1836 and to the
LlUnited Sasi 87
WHO IS FOER
Unknown Person Has Attempted
to Kill Mother and Son.
MAUKED FOR DEATH
Poison, Dynamite and Fire Have Been
Used in Attempts to Annihilate
a South Georgia Family by
Some Secret Enemy
Marked for death by an unknown
fos, Mrs. Alice Futcb and her son.
Allen Ftch, are momentarily expect
Ing assassInation in their home In the
lower part of Thomas county, Ga.,
says a dispatch to the Atlanta Jour
nal. Nine times the hidden hand of
mysterious death has been raised
against mother and son, poison, dyna
mite and fire failing in each Instance
to accomplish its fiendish execution.
Secret service officers, county cffl
cdais, private detectives and the com
bined efforts of the l&w, augmented
by sympathetic and zealous friends,
have bsen foiled In their strenuous
efforts to detect the man and the mo
tive and today the tirror-stricken and
sole inhabitants of the old Futch
homesteal are calmly awaiting what
they fear may b complete annihila
Recounting their terribls experi
ence, young Allen Futch, the son,
twenty-cne years of age, dramatically
"It is the protection of the Lord
that has saved me and my mother
from deatL !"
"Yes, it's providence alone," the
And to these who have watched the
plot thicken, it seems apparent that
more than human agencies have been
brought to their assistance to oun
teract the execution of nine diaboli
oal attempts to take their lives.
"Another' attempt will be made
apon the lives of these innocent peo
pe," said Hon. Fondren Mitchell,
member of the Georgia legislature,
who has been employed as special
counsel to aid the solicitor of Thomas
ounty in running the assassin to
For seven months a veritable terror
reign has ruled over the Futch home.
.When the two members of the
family were away, poison wold be
placed Jn their food, In the milk and
ven in the well; when they were at
home they were targets for dynamite
bombs and the assassin's bullets. Gc
or stay, their lives have been in peril
since early in last June.
What vicious motive has driven an
mnemy to such extremes? Ask the
rembling woman, and she only shakes
er head. Ask the young son who re
rsins constantly by her side and he
"They haven't an enemy in the
world. made so by an act of their
>wn," declares Attorney Mitchell
"It's all mystery, deep, weird and up
o the present impenetrable. I am
moving heaven and earth to find the
guilty man. Others are doing the
same thing. We all have theories.
ut the facts are still beyond our
The population of the lowe -halt of
Thomas county is busily engaged In
speculating upon this strange case,
and gossip has connected many per
ons with the crime, in which Re
mnce, Love and Jeilousy figure in
sensational human interest, but the
vidence is lacking.
On June 4th, last year, Mrs. Futch
and Allen were suddenly seized with
esprate illness. That they were
spared seemed almost miraculous. It
was balieved their illness was due to
acte indigestion. As a matter of tact
they were poisoned,but it was not unt 1
he third attempt had been made that
they realized a fiendish plot had been
laid for their assassination. The first
attempt was made by putting either
arsenic or rough on rats in the water
bucket and coffee pot.
d~n June 10th a second attenrpt was
made, and this time the mother and
son -were again in the shadow of death.
On July 5th the chicken at the
noon meal was saturated with poison,
and mother and son again were des
July 10? the assassin returned and
poisoned, Mrs. Fetch.
The condition of Mrs. Futch grew
constantly more critica~l, and on July
13h Dr. Taylor, the family physician,
Rev. T. A. White, the pastor of the
First Baptist church at Metcalf, and
other friends and relatives were sum
There were twenty-one persons in
the house on this day arid none were
spared by the unknown hand that
sprinkled poison wholesale in the sup
All twenty-One were poisoned.
The physician, called to save Mrs.
utch, almost lost his own life, and
the minister was for hours at the
point c f death.
Oahers, including friends aad ser
vants, were desperately ill, but all re
O~n July 23 another attem~t was
made and Mrs Futch, Allen and John
With the arrest of Laura and Ollie
Cunningham, negroes employed on the
Futch estate, the attempts ceased
until January 7th, when the assassm
grew more hold and discarded poison
and resorted to dynamite. -
Sunday night, January 7T h, the en
emy crawled under the house, bored
holes through the floor under the bEd
tin which Allen Futch was sleeping,
chiseled out a hole with a sharp in
strument and pushed a dynamite
bomb into the room, lighted the fuse
Tracke were found in the back yard
leading to the woods in the rear of
The bomb exploded, but again su
per-human hands seemed to Incterpose
nd the asassin was foiled.
The boomb shook the house from cel
lar to garret, hurled Allen Futch
from his bed and set the house afire.
I rIahed into Allen's room," said
Mrs. Futch, "and was blinded by the
light and flames. I expected to see
my boy torn into fragments, but he
was unhurt. We threw water on the
2ames and saved the house and then
I was so thankful that we had been
spared, that I threw my a-ms around
Allen and cried: "Thank Gcd; Thank
It is taken for granted by all that
the attempts are too cunning to be
planned by a negro.
"It is the work of a white man,"
says Allen. "Why, when I got myself
together from the shock of the dyna
mite bomb, I rushed out of the house,
shooting, to give the alarm to the
negroes who were sleeping In the
"To my astonishment, the dogs
"We have three dogs which we
keep in the yard for added protection
One of the negroes came running up
about this time and I told him tc
hurry to the barn and saddle my
horse, as I wanted to go to Thomas
ville to get the sheriff and blood
"My horse was gone.
"Tbe horse returned about two
hours later and with him came the I
The theory advanced 'is that the
assassin first went to the barn and
mounted Allens horse, knowing the
dogs would follow the horse.
"My dogs T.11 follow that horse
day or night, without question or sus
picion " Allen says.
The horse was ridden about a quar
ter of a mile away, tied and left be
tind, and with him. it Is bellevd,
the dogs waited out in the woods.
The asaasuin, and the tracks in the
newly plowed ground clearly estab
lishes this, returned to the house.
3rept under the building .ut his ho:e
through the floor and put the dyna
mite bomb into the room, lighted the
ruse and fled.
The bomb exploded at 11 23 o'clock
unday night and within ten minutes
ahe negro servants and tenants on the
plac bad -been thoroughly aroused
,.nd were at the home.
"When I found the horse and dogs
gone," says Allen, "I ordered one of
ibe negroes to hurry to a house a
1aarter of a mile away, for more
"In a few minutes the negro came
running back, badly frightened. He
old me -he had just seen a man on
ny hore riding through the woods.
"This man was, beyond quetion,
the assa3sin, who had hurried to the
oods where he had left my horse,
nounted it and was escaping. Tracks
he next dey showed the negro's
itatement to be true. The horse re
murned alone, with reins gone, in
iDout two hours.
"Everything connected with this
iwful case indicates the work to be
hat of a cunning white man who Is
horoughly familiar with the place;
io familiar, in fact, that he -could
tcate the exact position of my bed,
ihough he was under the house."
The ninth- attempt was made last
unday night, and but for the alert
Ae of Night Guard Judson Fesll,
night have been successful.
I FIRED TO KILL HIM.
Guard Fewell went on duty lasta
unday night at dark. Mrs. Fasch!
mnd Allen were in the houses with'
shotguns and revolvers in reach.
"I had a presentment." says Mrs.
Futch, "that there would be trouble,
ad I told Judson to watch every
thing and investigate the least noise.
[ told him not to shoot anyrne com
ng In at the front ,gate, as John
might be coming home."
Shortly after 8 o'clcck Fewell
beard a noise.
He was In the rear of the house at
the tim~e, but quickly crawled over
the deep sand on his all fours, to the
He heard the latch of the gate
drop into Its socket and then 'was
silhouetted the form of a man,
whether white or black F'ewell did
not know, In the -darkness.
"I cried to him to 'Halt!' but he
turne-1 and sprank behind a tree,"
says Fewell. "The next moment he
started to run, and 1 fired point
blank and I fired to kill, but missed'
the man as It was dark. He got
away, but we followed his tracks Into
the woods for some distance."
Since Sunday night the bcuse has
been constantly guarded, day and
A Human Monster.
Reports from Salonan, south of Me
[lila, where the Moroccan pretender
haa his camp, indicate that his follow
ers, since the appearance of the Sul
tan's troops at Tangier, are growing
lukewarm, and that an energetic
movement probably would soon finish
the rebellion which the pretender has
been conducting for several years.'
Stories of cruelties with which he ter
rorized the inhabitants are almost in
credible. Those even suspected of
disloyalty have been dragged to Se
loan in cains and subjected to ton
tures. Sometime ago a Kebdana sus
pect was bound at thle mouth of a
cannon and blown to pieces. Another,
who had been obliged to give hospi
tality to a scouting party of El Gueb
baa troops was tied to a horse and
rider and at full speed dragged
through the camp and villages as a
Mike Smith and his son Charles, 17
years old, have been arrested an-I will
be tried for murder next week at
Troy, N. 0., on the charge of killing
Milton Bunnell, a Coafederate veter
an, for his money last 'week. Bunnell
called at the home of the Smiths and
exhbted some gold coins. When be
started home the Smiths, accordkrg to
the son's story, planned to kill and rob
him. They followed Bunnell and
when they caught up with him Char
le Smith struck him with an axe.
They then rifled Bannell's pockets and
plac- d the body an the railroad track,
were a train ran over it. Mike Smith
denies participation in the crime.
Governor Ansel transmitted to the
senate the resignation of Judge R. 0.
Purdy on Wednesday and asked~ that
provision be made fon the election of
hi successo in the wonassmbl.
22PORT OF BOARD.
What the State Dispensary Did Dur
ing Last Year.
To his Exzellency, D. C. Heyard,
Governor of South Carolina: We
have the honor to sal'mit to you for
your information and also for the
General Assembly, this, our report of
the business done by the dit-pensayro
during the fiscal year closing Novem
ber 30, 1906.
The attached statements will sho g
that the total cost of liquors, wines,
beer, etc, purchased during the year
amounts to $2,167,565 69, and the
total sales amount to $2.585,137.16
The total supplies bought, $23.671.80.
The net earnings for account of the
school fund for the fiscal year, which
have been placed to its credit, amount
to $23,883 14. The small amount of
profit piaced to the credit of the
school fund this iear is accounted for
by the fact that invoices amounting
to $141,767.30, was taken in stock In
the fiscal year closing November 30.
1936, and not charged on the books
until the folloviing year, by reason of
which our net profits were reduced
just this amount, or, in other words,
we would have made a net.piofit of
8165,650.44. . Under our present sys
tem this cannot possibly occur.
The not profits trat have accrued
to and been equally divided between
the towns and counties amount to
$552,098.80, making the total earn
ings for the year for the school fund,
counties and towns, 8575.975 94.
We have paid Into the State
treasury D;camber 1, 1905, (the bakin
ning of the fiscal year.) on account of
the school fund the amount of $150,
000 leaving a balance due the school
fund, $63,409.94, which we today
have paid in full, making our pay
ments on account of school fund for
the year 1906 8213.409 94.
On Dacember 1, 1905, we found the
dispensary owing the school fund
On assuming the duties of our
office we found about $200,000 worth
of high priced barrel goods, largely
in excess of the amount needed by
the dispensary. We employed 1. E
McDonald, E:q, to look into the mat:
ter of these purchases and see if we
were liable for the payment of these
goods In nearly every instance we
found that the houses which had
shipped these goods to the dispensari
were willing to take them back, they
paying the freight on the returned
woods. Acting on the advice o
a.ttorney McDonald, we returned
$119,249.74 of the above goods, and
have used a considerable part of the
alance. We include in this report
of Mr. McDonald's report In full apd
respectfully ask that he be paid
liberally for his services.
We are now installing a rcc:Ifyi:g
and blending pl&At, wpiroh Vl C-2
ically do away with the handling of
use goods, and which will ylald the
State a larger profit, ana give more
employment to home people, and give
better satisfaction generally.
We are very much gratified to state
aat the businesi of the dispensary
has been conducted with harmony in
all the departments. We wish. how
ver, to call your attenition to the
fact that $400,000 Is an insufficient
amount to conduct the business of
' We big to call your attention to
the very limited time allowed the
expert s'ccountanzts in which to chech
books- of the dispensary, which is
thirty days, and suggest that the
time be increased to forty days, with
a compensation of five dollars per
day. This will Insure ample time in
which to do the work and will secure
the very best talent.
In conclusion, we most respectfully
refer you to the report of the Legisla
ive committee and the expert ao
cuntants appointed by the Gover
nor as to the dispensary management.
All of which Is respectfully submit
J. M. Rawlinson, Chairman;
Jos. B. Wylie,
State Board of Directors.
M. H. Mobley, Cierk.
LLARNIUG A L3850N.
Presideint Rooseveic Cordially sated
by the Negroes.
Senator Carmack gave a very~.strIk
ing descripticon of the President's
position relative to the negro as de
veloped by the Brownsville affair,
when he sad, in his speech before the
Senate Thursday: "There is no man
in this country today, not even thec
Senator from South Carolina, who Is
so universally and bitterly hated by
the negroes, as the man who abolished
the Indianola postclfle and dined
wth Booker Washington. All that
be has done for the negro, all the evi
dences of friendship he has shown in
te past, have been utterly forgotten
simaply because he has not shown that
smpathy with the criminal negro
which pervades the negro population
of this country, from one end of it to
the other," The Charleston Post
says that illustrates forcibly the
character of the negro, which has
ieen fcrmed so largely by the teach
ings of sel~sh politicians and narrow
doctrir alres. President Roosevelt ii
learning a :esson noav which will be
good for him and good for the whole
country and especially good for the
negro. The rejection of Roosevelt by
the negroes after all that he has at
tempted to do for them will inevita
bly result in a readjustment of the
standa.rds of judgment which the
country will appiy to the race. It
will bring the negro to the test which
is applied to th'e white man and he
will then ape.r In his true value.
What that may be will depend upon
the negro himself. The day of his
dwelling upon a plane of artificIal ele
vation is about to close, and he must
maintain himself by his own merits
For IFree Distiribution.
So much interest has been shown
in the Williamson method of grow
ing corn that tha E swan Fertilizer
company of Charleston has gotten up
a booklet, giving the method in de
tail, and Is sendiug :s y' merchants
for distributions, a.nd will be glad to
send-a copy to anyone who may care
for it and wil arop a postal.
THE ECTUIC LIM
PAYS LARGE FEE AND GETS 1S
CHATE R. -
The Company Has in Paid Subscrip
tions $300;000 With Which to.
The South Carolina Public Service
Corporation Thursday was granted a
charter by Secretary of State Me
Cown. The fee of 82.802.50 was paid
by a draft on John P. Bosmey, of
New York, igned by J. J. Timmes.
The corporators are J. X. Timmes, J.
0. Lrvin, J. A. Bell, George Fleck,
Jr., John P. Boaney, Char'ee R. Van
Etten, John E Timmes, all of New
York; J. C. Lotv, J. A. Craig, Sol
Kohn, R. H. Jennings, all of Orange
burg, and L. M, Pinckney, of Charles.
The purpose of the. corporation, as
stated in the cbartr, is to lay a roa6
in Charleston, and from Charleston tc
Columbia, with privilege of extending
it to Spartanburg and Charlotte,
passing throngh the towns of Lexing
ton, Saluda, Greenwood, Abbeville.
Anderson, Greenville, G& ffiey, York.
ville, Rock Hill, Chester, Union,
Laurena, and Newberry. Also e
build a road from Augusta to Or
angeburg via Aiken, and to acquire,
own, construct, lay, equip, build, and
operate railways for local business in
each of the towns named.
It is also stated that the system
may pass through the counties of
Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Or
angeburg, Richland; Lexington,
Saluda, Greenwood, Abbeville,
Anderson, Greenvmle, Spartanburg,
Cherokee, York, Chester, FairfieId,
Uaion, Laurens, Aiken and Bamberg.
The charter also confers the right
to build bridges over rivers, to con
truct power plants, telegraph lines,
ste. In addition the company has
the right to own and operate boat
ines on the Santee, Congaree and
Saluda rivers from- .Georgetown to
Columbia, and also from Augusta tc
Svannah, and also to northern
The total length of the line pro
Iscted is to be 525 miles. Te oon
ern is to use as power electricity,
asoline, or steam and with the ex
Deption of the road entering Augusta
the road Is to be of standard gauge.
The minimum capital stock ti to be
500,000 and the maximum is ten
million dollars. The charter confe'E
the right to condemn land for rightE
>f way. It is certified that 50 per
sent of the capital stock bas been
ubcribed and that 10 per cent hap
been paid in, the subsoriptions
mounting to s5,000 per mile of road.
The survey is not yet completed. C
The subccriptions of stock are set
fewn as follows: J. J. Timmes $145.
000, John F. Bonney $20,00J, C. R
Van Eten $20 000, J. C. Lott $20,
000, D. S. Smith $10,000, L. M.
Pinckney 810.000, F. W. Schroeder
$20.000, R. H. Jennings $10.000, Jos.
Bermol 810 000, J. 0. Levin 810.000
Mr. Timmes is president, Mr. Van
Etten is vice-president and general
manager, Mr. Bonney is secretary and
reasrer. Mr. Van Etten's res
ene is set down is Charleston,* and
the headquarters of the company are
o be In Columbia.
The papers in the case were pre
pare d by W. L. Gir ze, E Q., of the
rangeburg Bar, who has acte d as
he legal advisar of the corporation in
South Carolinia. He has b e e n
he legal adviser ever since the en
terprise was started several months
go. The big fee paid by the corn
pany for its charter looks like busi
ess. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Emerson Found Guilty.
At Anderson last week the j Iry In
he case of the state vs. Allen Emer
son, char ged with the murder of T.
i. Drake, returned a verdict cf guilty
of murder with recommendation to
mercy Friday night, after deliberat
ing about one hour. The- defendant
displayed little if any em:tion when
the verdict was read. Thomas Allen
of counsel for the defense gave notice
of intention to apply for a new' trial.
Emerson, who was a guard on the
county chaingang, killed T. F. Drake
In the home of the latter on the night
of the 11th of last August. Enerson
was in the room with one of Drake's
daughters, and Drake came. in the
room on them with his pistol In his
hand. He fired one shot at Emerson,
who fired two shots, the lattar killing
Drake instantly. The plea was self
defense. Emerson and the wcman hr'd
been Intimate for seversl years, and
Drake had forbidden Emnerson to come
to the house.'
A dispatch from Noafolk, Va., says
nine victim;-seven Children and two
policmen-bittenl Saturday by a sup
pcsd mad dcg, whose brain, after a
mieropiC examination, has been pro
nourced by the government medical
experts at Washington to nave. shown
signs of rabies, are now in Richmond
for Pasteur treatment, having been
sent hence at a cost of $1,200 which1
will be defraye'l by public subscrip-I
tion now being raised in Norfcik. The
last six victims, cbIldren ranging
from four to eleven years. were sent
to Richmond this morning, the other
children having gone cn betore as a
Found Dead un Railroad Trac.
Thursday a force of section hands
found the body 01 a der~d negro man
at Saxon, a small stsat-ion this side of
haresten on the Notheasternl :osa.
The dead rean was lying near the
track and had a large gash In his head.
and his left leg was pretty badly man-|I
gled. He was weil dressed but there
was notbing found about his clothes
by whioh he col be ident:fiea, and
It Is noa knownl whe- er he w'as killed
y tbe train or is the victim of foul
Sick Mian 31aered.
N ews reaches Charlctte, N. 0., cfI
the atrcious murds: of John Stamp-I
er by Nia stepsonl, Clinton -Weaver; in
the Muddy Creak section of Ah
Cour.y, N. C., the mevst remote vil
age of the State. Weaver, while
intoxcated, entered Stamper's room,
where the latter lay seriously ill, and
cut Stamper's throat from ear to ear,
tllng him instantly. Weaver was
marreted. The crime was unprovok
WENT TO STEAL
Lead Pipe But Met Death in' a
THE CORPSE FOUIIrJ
The Negro Evidently Interded te> Steal
Lead Ppe, Lost lis Baince in
the Darkness and Was Drowns.
ed. Womai'Pkd When
The Charleston Post tels of a gruO
ome dnd in thacity.: It says the
body of William CampbeIA.negro
forty-five years of age, a whitiewasher
and thlef by occupation;'was found In
the cistern of an empty house, -No.
339 East Bay sreset. Wednesday.
morning by W.. B. Murray, an old col
Indications are that Campbell was
going down into the cistern-4o seal
.ead pipe, found the water of a great
ir depth than-he thought, lost his
2ead, and was drowned In the terrible
iarkness of the death trap. The water
m the cistern was over ive feet In
lepth. Campbell's height. was not
uch more than this. There Is - no
mspicion of foul play in the denth of
Old man Murray, who bas worked
?hrty days for Mr. T. G. Main, the
>wner of the house where pbell
ame to his miserable end, was in
harge of whitewishers and:Aeaners
utting this house nlio ctond r
enting. He found the door eadirg
nto the piazza of the house open, and
ster discovered that the clstermCover -;
was off. He nearly fell into the hole
imself, as the room where-the. cia
em is, was dark. Murray only saved
imasf by clhiing on. to the-door
mob which he held by a lucky.ance.
Of course the old m a wanate
iver the careenma as he thought of
he women or men under him in leav
ng the door open, and the cistern
ver off. They all denied-knowledge
if it. Then he took the depth of the
rater with an eve to cleaning the cia
em out. Down went the piece. of
:oard he used. He came in contact
rith something soft. The thing felt
Old man Murray was frightened he
>Ued- the board out-of the water,
[rove a nal into one and, and pushed
lown again. - He told the excited wo
en about him to stand back -l
is pulled a heavy thingip. '-A *ooly . -
iead appeared, and further .ezertlon
ho wed the body of Williai Camp
>ell. The women dai screaming. Old
urray shook like a leaf, andialled
The And was reported to the coro
ter and the police. Deputy Coroner
;nnelley with oliceman Duncan and
',saly pulled the body "out'of the cis
en, and it was sMnIto the hospital.
roseph PerryAL wh s 5ean with
DampbeR Wednesday at the house was
Lrrested as a wItness.
From whati could be learned it' was
vident that Campbell was trying to
teal the -lead of the cistern pump.
Ee bad already made way with the
>utside part of the pine. Murray said,
m:1 yesterday the pumipand; zinc
bout the chimney of theahouae were
tolen. Campbell must have return
id to the house Wednesday night,
md making his way through the
oin leading to the passage way be -
iween the front part of the house and
bhe kitchen, tried go get into~the cia
brn. In-the darkness be -liftied the
pieces of board and heavy atoe from
aver the cistern1 squeczadtlirough the
arrow hole, and droppedantoAhilly>
water almost over hiis bead.- TheaID.
test Into his death was- held. this
a~fternoon at three o'clock sala&per,
Tno lead for which the negro gave
lila life would have brought him a few
snts from a innr dealer.
Rsobert E. Lee, -- -
Born Wistmnoreland county, Vir
gna, January, 1807.
Son of "Light Horse Harry"-Las.
En~teed West Point 482Wappoint
ed by'Gen. Andrew Jackson.
Graduated 1829, second i h~class.
Seond lieutenant In engineering
corps tIll 1834.
Married 1831, Mary Randolph Cus
tis. granddaughter of Martha Wash
Promoted to aaptain and staff of
chief enginear. -
At battles of Vera -Cruz, Cerro
Gordo, Cherubusco and Chapultiepe
in Mexian war, earning promotions.
Appointed superintendent of West
Lieutenant colonel of cavalry in
Texas Indian campaigns.,. Suppress
ed John Brown's raid In 1859,
Esjected command of UInited States
army In 1861.
Became brigadier general in Con
federate army, 1861.
Given direction of the' Confederate
military operations5 in March. 1862.
Surrendered with his army tio Gen
eral Grant ait Appoma2DttoX April 9,
Installed as president of Washing
ton college, Lexigton, Va., 1865.
Died Oatober 12, 1870. ' -
Tried Him Twice.
At Danville. Va., inthe Corpora
tfou court Monday Bottle L Boswel
was granted an absolute divore from
her ausband, Joha-L Boswell, on the.
grounds of crfel treatment and un-*
fathfulness. This maen the second
time Mrs. Boswell was granted a di
vorce. ~Several years after the first
deree she married Boswell upon his
promise to do better, but after a few
months It was the same old story
again, she alleged.
Ansel's First Appoint mfent.
The first appointment made by
Gvernor Martin F. Ansel was that
of John S. Latimer, of Greenville, as
chief constable of the State constabu
lary to succeed U B. BHammatti, who
resgned some time ago toaccept a
position in the Internal revenue ser