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VO. x. XXMA NNING,S. C., WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20,1907. NO.21
Over One Hundred People Drown
ed by the Sinking
OF A LARGE STEAMER.
It is l)hmbtful if the New England
Coast Has Ever Had a More
Ph-adful .ccident Th a tae one
Which Otertook The Steamer
Larch'nont Studay Night, Feb
A marine disaster with an appall
ing loss of life and entailing suffer
ing almost beyond the limit of
human endurance came to light
Thursday when a lifeboat of the
Joy line steamer Larchmont. bound
from; Providenee to New York,
drifted into Mioek Island harbor.
In the bor.t were several bodies
of men who had died from the ef
fects of long hours of exposure to
a death dealing -temperature. In
the bor-t ih'o were 11 men' whose 1
sufferings were so intense that they I
eeaned oblivious to the fact that
death was-in their midst and that
.hey had escaped only by virtue of
heir abiity- to withstand the
rigor of zero weather in an open
>oat ai. sea.
The boat brought a tale of dis- c
ister tLat has rarely been equalled 2
n New England waters and it is
)elieved that when the final count
s- made it will be found that not
ess thu 130- lives were lost. Fol- C
owing closely in the wake of. the a
olitary life boat came bodies. cast I
ipon the beach by angry waves. t
'hen .eame life boats and rafts. I
ach of them bore their burden of I
:rim death as well as a load of suf- I
ering humanity, and each -brouhtk
. tale of horror.
Owing to the condition of the t
;urvivors of the tragedy it was in- a
ossible to get from them an esti- I
ate-of the loss of life. Anywherell
rom 75 to 150 persons went to d
heir death. and at a late . hoer 0
'hurstay night it was believed that 3
le latter figue is nearer correct 3
han the former.
,For several hours after he was a
-escued. Capt. McVey of the Larch
nont was not able to talk. -When
e had partly recovered, he com
mnicated with his home and later p
ictated the following statement 'of u
he disaster to a correspondent of 9
e Associated Press: . d
"We left Providence at 7 o'clock t
L brisk northwest wind was bloir- f
ng and we were off Watch Hill t<
Lt about 11 o'clock. I had gone
welow to look over the passengerm
aid freight, leaving a good. pilot t
nd quartermaster in -the pilot t:
iouse. passing through there on my b
ay to nly room. Everything was- p
. k. in the pilot house as I stepped
to my room, and prepared to re
ire for the night. Suddenly ] e
eard the pilot blo w'ing danger an~d a
hurried into the pilot htouse. There 1
as a schooner on the port side and t
er crew seemed to have lost con- t
rol of her. Without warning sht !
uffed up and before we had oppor- I
unity to do a thing headed for us
he quartermaster and pilot put
he wheel hard aport. but the othe, -
at was sailing along under heava .
reze and in a moment she has
rshed into our port side, directi:
)posite the smokestack. I triec
: signal tot he engineer and - mate
ut the collision had broken tht
nain steam pipe, filling that par
f the 'boat with steam and cutting
)ff communication with 'the pilot
-"After cutting into our vessel, the
chooner 'fell away and disappear
d to the~ leeward. Isent the quer
ernaster -below and in a few minI
tes he reported that the ship was
filling rapidly. The officers and .
rew were summoned to their- sta
ons and when I saw that thr
archmenlt was settling. I orderec1
all hands to prepare to leave th
ship. When i saw that every ont
was nmkingr endy-.to escape as fast
s possible. I w:ent to my boat~
which was hanging on the davits.I
ad took into it six of the jgrew and
our p:asengers. When the steamesf
ad -seutled almost to the waterh
dge, we cleared away after we ha(
tlade suire that there were no pas
senger's on board who had not beet
aken careof. A fter our boat hat
dropped into the water we remainle<
in the immediate vicinity until tht
steamer sankr and then we pulle
gy-ay. The boat. was a heavy one
and we found it impossible to rov
to the wijidward, so we turned tc
the leward and started for Bloc]
Island. The cold was terrible.
struggled for hours and hours. an'
the pain from our frostbitten hand:
aud fee' w;as almost un bearable. Onmc
of our men. a seamen. became crazec
and commnitted suicide in the boat
hv' cut ting . his throat. No one in
te beat had streangth enough tc'
preventt him from doing it. We
arrived- here at 6:30 o'clock in the
monin1I very much exhausted -and
The cause of the accidetit has
not been satisfictorily explained. It
ocurred just off Watch Hill, about
11 oc'ck Monday night. Feb. .11.
when the three moasted schoonier.
Harry K-nowkton, bound from South
Amboy for Boston. with a cargo, of
coal crashed in-to the steamers port.
side r.ni::ships. Captain George
McVealy. of the Larchmnont. declares
thr th'-i Knowlton suddenly swerved
fremi her course. luffed up into the
wind ;::nd crashed into his vessel.
Captain Haley of the Knowiton, as-;
srts that the steamer did not give
his ve'- el sufficient sea roomr and
that the collision occurre-d before ho1
4e his schooner out of the
na, of the oncoming steamer.
The. steamer, with a huge hole*
trn int her side, was so serioulY
danae d thai no atrtmpt was made
to run for shore. and- she sank- to
h'e bot oml in less than half an hoii'
The Knowlton, afer -she backed
away from the wreck.' began to filb
rapidly. but her - crew manned tht
pmn: s and ktpt her afloat until she
reahe p oint oft QuonochOntaug.
where they put. oUt in the lifatoat
and rowed asnore. Thert we-re no
fatilitir s on the schooner, but the.
men s: f ered from the extreme cold.
Captain Frank P. Haley. of. the
schoo''r :tiys t hat the accident
.a entirelv due to the seamer- H*e
said that his lights were burning and
he held to his course. with tile ex
pectation that the steamer, having
sighted him, would pass him with
plenty of sea room. When he found
that the steamer would not turn
out. Captain Haley said it was too
late to avert a collision.
The impact was so terrific that
%.he big, clumsy bow of the sailiun
craft forced its way more than hall
the breadth of the Larchmont., The
schooner temporarily remained fast
in the steamer's side, holding in
check for a moment the inrushing
water. But the pounding sea soon
seperated the vesels, and as they
backed away the water rushed into
the gaping hole in the steamer with
a velocity that could orly mean the
swift doom of the passenger vessel.
A49 the inpouring water struck the
boiler rooms clouas of steam arose.
and the panic stricken passengers.
all of whom had been thrown fron
their banks when the collision oc
curred. were at first under the im
,pression that a lire had broken out
, e passengers rushed to the
decks. Few of them had waited to;
clothe themselves. Their fear was
so great that the first penetrating:
blast of the zero temperature was
disregarded. but the suffering from
the cold and water soon became so;
intense thatpe rsonal safety was
forgotten in a general effort to keep
the blood in circulation. Those;
who had not stopped to clothe them
Pelves now found it impossible to
return below and do so.
Their rooms were flooded soon
tfter they had been deserted and
he steamer was sinking with a ra
dity tha sent terror to the hearts
>f the officers and crew. While!
some of the seamen held back the
'rantic passengers by brute srtength
Ahers were preparing to lower the'
ife boats and rafts. The women
iuffering more intensely than the
en, were placed in lifeboats. the
nab passengers and members o fthe
rew selecting- the unprotected rafts'
s the vehicle of escape.,
Capt. McVey remained on the up
r deck directing his officers and
rew until cvery one on board ap
eared to have been caredf or. lie'
dered all lifeboats and rafts cut
nd before he stepped into his boat
e stood on the upper deck a moment
o see that his order was executed.
'hen he ordered that his boat, the,
argest on board. be cleared away.
,very hand in the boat was too cold
o handle a knife and ut the ropes, i
hich, however slipped through the
ackles, and set the boat adrift just
s the vessel became submerged. 1
he pitable condition of the passen
ers and crew was increased a hun- 1
red fold the moment they had i
aunched their boats. Every wave ,
ent its dash of spray over boats<
.nd their contents
Soon a thin coating of ice envel
ped every one. One man in the
aptain's boat, although dressed
rarmer than many others was rdiven
msane by his intense suffering. He
uilled a big ciasp knife from his
ocket and gashed his throat. Those I
rho sat near him either were too
azed to interfere or looked upon i
be act of self destruction as justi
ed. The unknown man's body fell!2
the bottom of the boat. f
Fisher's Point. the nearest point t
f landing, was not quite five miles
y the westward of the point where t
be steamer went down and every I
oat immediately headed for that c
lace. A fifty-mile gale blew on
beir backs as the men strained at
be ice-covered oars in a hopeless(
ndeavor to overcome the handicap
gainst which they were struggling.
'he boats and rafts soon becamet
eperated andt he only details ofi
be terrible disaster which could be.a
earned here were given when Capt.
leye's boat came ashore.t
Not a man on board was a ble to
ralk. Thhir feet were so badly frozenI
adly that the life savers carried the
urvivors bodily to tne life saving
tation. Shortly after his arrival
Lere the captain said he had on
card his smp between 150 and 200
assengers and a crew of fifty.
KILLED) BY EXPLOSION.
even Men Die Instantly in Accident
on a Steamer.
Seven men were killed. three in
ured and considerable damage sus-.
ained by the vessel by an explosion:
board the German steamship Valdi
a at sea on Wednesday. 'The ac
ilent was reported when the steam
r arrived at New York on last Sat
A donkey engine-s boiler expoded.
hbrowing the steamer's funnel over
nd ripping open the upper decks.
(he seven dead were killed instantl:
scaing steam eveloped the steam
r creating a scene of great cou
The chief officer on duty on the
>ridge was buried in the debris. He
said that when the explosion oc
urred that everything seemed to
a!l over the bridge on the fore'
lek All the life boats were dam-.
iged. All the inner structure
mb;:ft the bridge were completely~
When the exposioni occurred the
:teamer' was stopped and every body
tshed to the rescue of the im.gred.:
('he dead were so mashed that it wa~
i'.h difficulty that the bodies wver'
eured. The dead were buried at:
The cause of the explosion is not
tuown, and will inot be until an ex-:
irainationi can be made by the au
horites at *New York. The explo
si came without warning, and
:aamd great excitement.
Murder and Suicide.
Leonard T. Brown. :36 years ot
age, a merchant , and Margueret
3t:-awb, aged 26. were both found
dlead in rear of the former's store
at Washington, D. C. The discov
or- was made early Tuesday morn
i'ni when two employeesof the store.
Claude C. Gaidner and Lee H. Smith
went to work. The district coro
oner after an investigation said that
it was a case of murdr and smecide
Miss Strawb and Brownl were found
lying on a cot the latter with one
bullet wound in his mouth. wvhile
the former was shot four times. A
re:olver was found on the floor he
sde the cot. Brown was a muarried~
'u:in with one child. and the pohce
said that he attempted suieide re
cttly by inhaling gas.
With a roar that was plainly heard
above the street noises of New York
a big oil tank in the Standard Oi!
storage plant at Constable Hook. N.
.. exoloded Wednesday. So great
was the concussion that windows
more than a mile distant from t-h"
sc'e were shattered and build ings
many miles away were shaken. For
tunately the tank which exploded
was an isolated one aind only three'
persons wvere injured.
GOV. ANsrtJS STAFV
Appoint ments Announced by theG<
ernor Includes Prominent .Men.
Governor Ansel has announced
the appointments to his personal
staff. as follows:
.Col. X. F. Stevenson. of Chera%
Col. 13. A. Morgan. of Greenvill.
Judge Advocate General.
Col It. P. Hamer. Jr.. of .Uarje:.
Cil. D. W. Daniel. ofClemson Col
lege. Chief of Ordnance.
Col. V. V. Aloore. of Barnwe.
Col. .os. G. Wartim. of York
COL 1). 0. Herbert. of Orange
Lreut. Col. D. A. Geer, of Belton.
Lieut. Col. F. S. Evans. of Green
Lieut. Col. Alvin Etheridge, of
Lieut. Col. W. W. Ball. of Char
Lieut. Col. Win. .-anks, of Colum-!
bia. Aide-de-camp. j
Lieut. Col. T. B. Butler. of Gaff
Lieut. Col. Sam T. McCravey, ofI
This number is in addition, of
course, to General J. C. Boyd adjn- f
tant and inspector general.
.Under the Dick law the new col
onels and lieutenants colonels have
to be appointed on the staff of a :
governor as prescribed for and forj
that reason the staff of Governorl
Ansel. is not as numerous as the!
staffs of the former governors. buf
what is lacking n numbers is made
up in quality and soldierly fitness.
The gentlemen honored by his e.x
ellency are among the most sub
stantial citizens of the state.
MUST SEIVE', SENTENCE.
*eorge Hasty~ Must Spend Ilis Lire
in State Prison.
George lasty, aged 21. will spend]
:he rest of his natural life in the i
state prison The Stat- Supreme
aourt Wednesday rend-red its de
%ision ~ affirming the action of the
:ircuit court, and the decision means
hat the sentence of life imprison
nent will stand. I
Hasty murdered Milan Bennett
mnd Abbott Davison a: Gaffney on the
norning of the 1.3th of Decembher, .
1905. The case w:,s tried in Gaff
iey last March ord created great
nterest. for the 'eople who were
tilled were membf-rs of a theatrical
ompany and their brothers of the
)rofession raised a fund to employ
awyers so that the accused might
iot escape punishment if he were
The trial was dramatic in many 11
rays. The court horse was crowd
d. several times there being 200
adies present. At tim'es there was
Lppause which Jnudge Memminger
vas iorced to suppress. This case t
vas a test of the abiity of Judge iO
Iemminger and he came to the
ront. Thc arg-s-eyed attorneys for
he defendart searched for every t
rgue for a new trial. There were
hirteen exceptions to his rulings.
n every case ti supreme court has
verruled the exceptions and Judge
lemminger's rulings stand.
The sympathy of the people of
~affney was w'it h the deceased and
he conviction of Hasty was receiv
d with pleasure. lie killed the
wo men because they resented his
nsulting approaches to tw*o young;
vomen of the company, which was
ilaying at Gaffney at thetinme of thet
ragedy. Hasty will have to se-re:e
tis time out, as there is no chance
f his being p~ardonedl.
LOST GAME. KILLED HISELF.b
'olicemian After Playing D~ominoes
With His Wife, Shot Himself.
That Policeman Ilouis S. Rouse.
popular officer. who ran a beat in
he Second Police District, Cincin
iatti, determinrd his fate on the
-esult of a game of dominoes with*
lis wife, is the belief of the coroner
ind. his friends. After a closely con
ested game with her, played after
ue went off duty late Wednesday 1
uight, the officer left the domino ta
>le. went into an adjoining roon
ind. drawing a revolver, fired a bul
et through his brain, dying within
t. half hour.
The wife, who suspected nothing
layed with great skill. .blocking1
every one 01' her husband's moves
*klade enthusiastic by the joys of
:ictory, she exclaimed: "i have
"I have lost." respondled Ro use.
is he arose to fire the fatal shot.
The officer was involved in debts
and consequently comlainled of his
lbad luck. Tuesday night he
spent an hour with fellow~-officers
and seemued unusually despondent.
He made several remarks that they
>ad little attention to, but w'hich
in the light of what has happened.
eads them to believe lie c'ontem
alated eniding his hatd lutck by end
lug his life.
lHe frequently played dominuoe
with his wife. and it is thought d
-'ided to ac(ceplt the result of the1
last gam:e he playe.d with her as an
augur of' what 'ihe future promised.
Youthful IHusband Ibeserts.
.\ special from Spaitanbturg t
The State says Mr's. .Martha AXrant.
aged 70 years. who lived near Swit
:zer, is searching for her husband.
J. T. Arant, a young man about 18
years of age. who disappeared sonme
time aao. The young man first
met his wife when he wvent to work
on heri r'ar'm as a laborer. Aftera
short time Cupid began to shoot his
darts and both fell victims to the
arrows and wet'e married. Young
Arant took his departture some
time ago. carrying with him a snug
sum of his wife's savings. The de
serted wife is anxious for her huts-:
h-ad to return, as the season is
readly for making arrangements for
D~ashed to Pieces.
E'llis Rare, w'ho lived just beyond
the 101) of the Blue Ridge mounttain.
in Ashe conuty. wvhile on his wvay
from Wilkesbor'o witht a- loaded wa
tonl and team. lost his footing on
what is known as the 'iumup ing off
pilace" on the Bltue Ridge, and with
wagot3 and team was precipitated
downl the awful precipice several
hundred reet. Mr. Bare was walo
lng along the precipice holding the
ines wh'en his f'oot slipped. Hold
m;a to the, linos he was dashed don
the t~ami followiug. The preciplice
is a solid rock almost per'pendiulhar
and in) places is 500 feet high. Blare
and his 'tem were totri to- frog
A. Aams Convicted of Murdcr
Goes Up Life.
H: KILLED JACQUES.
Th1 -Pardon Board Acted Upon a
-Number of Other Prominent Cases
as WeUl as Many Minor Cases, A
Complete List of Which is Given
Below. Gov. .Ansel Sat With the I
On the recommenjdation of the
Boaird of Pardons. Gov. Ansel on I
last Wednesday commuted the death
seutoce of R. A. Adams, of Colle
ton County. to life imprisonment.
Adams is the white man who has ]
t1ree timies heeni under the sertence
of death, was once a fugitive from
justic with a reward of $1.000 of
fered for his capture; and his case I
caused an en lbanc session of all the C
justices and judges of the State. r
Adams k3Hed 'HenryJacques. a white d
neighbor. -in 1903. He was tried L
ind on ter.viction sentenced to death. tE
The foillowing pardons were rec
1. Ex parte Samson Brown, Mar- Y
on, murder with recommendation
.0 mercy: The board recommendslf
hat the petition for pardon in this
.ase be granted upon the ground
)f tl physical condi'im of the piis
2. Ex parte Hu-irriett Williams,
Bauilort. murder with recommenda
ion to mercy: The board wil recom
nend that a full pardon be granted d
he prisoner. and this recommenda- be
ion is basted upon doubts which le:
een:ed to have surrounded the cir- de
umstances of the killing, the char-!
icter of the deceased, the length of ha
erm already served by the petitio -e
r, and her exemplary character er
hile in the penitentiary. to
3. Ex parte Daniel Grant, Barn- th
Vecll. car breaking: The board rec- w(
>mmends a full pardon in this b
:ase based upon the extreme youth
:rime, the recommendation of the gla
f thep etitioner at the time of the pa
olicitor, and the exemplary conduct t
,f the prisoner while in the peniten
The following commutption or!
entences were rcomiended:
1. Ex parte R. A. Adams. Colle- I
on. murder: The recommendation pe
f the board in this case is that the rh
entence be commutated to impris-- his
nment for life in the penitentiery i
t hard labor. The board was moved cu
a recommend this clemency largely st
pon the grounds that in the judge
1ent of the board the verdict should thE
ave been murder with recommen-! lo
at ion to mercy. i ab
2. Ex parte Geo. C. Bell, Ilorry. a
manslaughter: The board recom ta
ends that the sentence' in this '.ase a I
e commuted to two years 'confine- ro'
ent in the penitentiary at hard of
ibor. This recommendation isbasted
pon the facts set forth in the peti
ion and 'the recommendations there
a attached. an
3. Ex parte John Hall. Orange- pa:
urg, burglary: The board recom- itoi
2ends that the sentence in this case ti
e commuted to ten years' imprison- Th
ent in the penitentiary at hard sic
bor. The board is moved to make1 mi
nis recommendation largely upon tin
be ground (1) that the se-ntence un
eemed to have been severe and (2) cal
pon 'the recommendation of the gil
The following petitions were re- soi
1. Ex parte Luther Woodson. An- of
erson, manslaughter. The board de
especfully recomnmends that the pe
ition in this case be not granted.
'he verdict was manslaughter and
he sentence imposed was threeyears a
t hard labor on the public works or tir
n the Stare penitentiary. coa
2. Ex parte R. F. and J. H. Rich-| Th
y, Anderson, assault and battery w
md resisting an officer. The board wi
ecommends in this case that the pe- be.
ition be not granted. The assaultI ey
vas upon the sheriff while in the' i
lischarge of his duty in an attempt lie
o preserve the peace. \ttention is i
alled t~o the fact that though these th<
;rties were tried and sentenced atju
ie fall term. 190.5. Anderson coun-'
, that the prisoners are still at
arge and have not yet commenced
erving their sentence
3. Ex parte John Whieatley. Spar- th:
,anburg. assault and battery with in-m
et to kill: The hoard recommendI~s
.hat the patiiionm be not granted- th:;
. Ex parte Levi Manigault. Char-sy
eston. murder with the recomm renda- an
:ion to mercy and implrisonmlent in the
lhe penitentiary for life: The board ca:
ecomnends that this petition be not wa
5. Ex parte Milford 3MeComnbs- va
herokee. manslauighter: sentence
are? years hard labor on the public
'orks or in the penitentiary:Tc
oard is of opinion that all umitiga- m
ing circumustanes must, have i)('n cri
:onsidered by the trial judge. ne
6. Ex partle Oscar Biackmnore.tr
.airftld. foi gery; sentence two al
retrs in thm" penitentiary: The boni d be
'ecommflends that the petition be not w
7. Ex parte Verner Honlowa; au
Greenville. arson: sentence flfte.not
rears in the~ penitenltiary: The board of
recon enas that this petiLson be W4
not granted. El
S. Ex parte Miley Best. lHorry, ar
assault with intent to ravish: sen
ence 10 years in lhe penitentiary:
The board recommends that this Pe
tition be nor granted, in
9. Ex parte . .il Kenney. 31arlboro. ce
~urglary and larceny; sentence two g
years and six months: T he board h<
recommends that this petition be not e
* .Ex parte Carey Liles. Marl-g
boro. burglary and larceny: The Idi
board recommends that this petition hi
be not granted. . h
11. Ex parte Green Franklin ci
Marlboro. manslaugo ter: sentence
three years in the penitentiary:The
board recommndts that this petition
be not granted4.
2. Ex par!" l)avid .Jamt's. Spar-~
tanbur'g. violation dispensary law:s
sentence six mnonths and a fine of B
$100": The board recommends that
the pardon in this case be not
:1. Ex porte l~ennis Bird. Ker- t
s. nansanwhter sentence v'e
years on the public, works or peni
tentiary at bard lobor: The board
recommends the petition in this case
be not granted.
Gov. Ansel acted in accordance
with the above recommendations.
He sat with the pardon board and
heard the arguments, but was not
with them whie they deliberated.
PROHIBITION BILL CONTINUED.
How the Members of the House Vo
ted on Prohibition
In the House last week Mr. Rich
ard asked that Mr. Nash's prohibition
bill be taken up out of its regular or-,
der. He said he wanted to put the
House on record in the matter. An
tye and nay vote was called for on
Hr. McMaster's motion to continue
he bill and the vote was as follow's:
Ayes-Arnold, Ausd. 1aalentine,
3eattie, Banks. Brantley. A. G. Brice,
3ryan, Clary, Carey, Cosgrove, Coth-1
an. Courtney, Cox, DeVore, Dixon.
. H. Dodd, Fraser, Frost J. P. Gib-.
on. W. J. Gibson, Greer, Gyles, Hall,
[arley, Harman, Harrison, Hemphill,
lershaw, Lawson. Legare, McMaster.
[ann, Miller Nesbitt. Niver. Parker,
atterson. Richardson, Rucker, Saye,
carboro, Sellers, Shipp, K. P. Smith,
homas, Todd, Tompkins. Vander- T
ost, Verner. VonKolnitz, Wade,
Valker, Wallace, White, Wiggins,
Nays-Ayer, Bailey, Bethune., I
oyd, T. S. Brice. Cannon. Carsonjc
tiller, Derham. Dick. Dingle. J. B.
od, Douglass: Gary, Glasscock, Good
'in, Harris, 'Hinton, Hughes, Hy
rick, Jones, Kirven, Lester, Leitnr, c
ittle, McCoa McKown, Miley, Mor- f c
r, D. L. Smith. J. E. Smith, Stil- a
11, Nash, Reaves, Richards, Robin- I
n. Sawyer, Scruggs, Sharpe, Slaugh
ell. Stubbs. Tatum, Woods. Wyche, 0
rhe line up was clearly dispensary
id anti-dispensary with one or two
BODY PUT ON TRACK.
r Someone to Hide the Crime of
Foul Murder. r!
A Roanoke. Va.. dispatch says it .
veloped Thursday that the un-'
own man who was thought to have C
en killed on the Shenandoah Val- t
- division Saturdty night. was mur- a
red and th6 body placed on the th
tek. The identity of his slayer
s not been ascertained. 01
Saturday night a man with sev- nc
il L' .ding gashes in his head went fr,
the depot at Hollins and stated tr:
it he and a friend who had been
rking on the Tidewater road had fe
n made drunk by a third man TI
o tried to rob them. In tthe strug-! is
which ensued, he said his com- is
aion was killed and placed on the m
.ck by the man who had killedhim pe
e man gave no names, and has wj
he engineer says that he did not 00
the man on the track unti al
st on him, and that he appeared fi
ecty lifeless, with his head on an
rail. There was a long gash on hu
throatwhich could not have been mi
sle by the engine, and all the cir- m4
n!stances seem to bear out the ho
y told by the other man.t. flo
he dead man was buried besile eil
tr.ack near the spot whero he ho
t his life. Ie was apparentty pe
t : :ea~rs~ of age. and weighed nI
,I 5) pournds. He had light mus- wl
e aid hai, and was dressed in
ie flannel shirt :md light cordu- jfr<
trouser's. He had own two suits! th<
- - to
Killed in Explosion-- ov
he boiler of the engine pulling ac
Ontario and WVestern railroad of
~seger t.rain which left Middle- m~
~-n. N. Y.. Thursday afternoon at pr
ee o'eloek exp.oded near' .Luzon. th
train at ihe time of the explo
ii was running at the rate of 40 yo
les an houri. The fireman, Mar- de
Mullen. of .ilddletown, and an a
snown man woo was riding in un
of the engine, were killed: En-im
er eadlwood of Walton. was mor- ho
y injured and several other per- ha
s were seriously injured, among su
mi being Conductor C. E. Doell.al
Middletown, who had his shoul- Ian
Sbroken and was hurt internally. di:
Fatally Burned. Ith'
t Covington. Ga.. Nettie Smith.
niddle-aged negress. was the vic- co
of a frightful accident at the an
ton mills Wednesday afternoon. cli
e woman was working around a Ial
sh plot in the yard of her home abj
en some of her wearing apparel on
ae ignited from the blaze and lai
ry vestige of her clothing was bu
ned from the body before re- It
could be obtained. The physi- Cl
n attending the case says that 00
woman cannot survive her in-fa
Steel s From Moving Train.
t Mt. Vernon. Ill.. Will WVilliamns th
s captured Friday night, while gr
owing freight from a car on a ra
ing train of the Louisville and of
shville Railroad. lHe confessed a
t for years he had carried on a s
;teatic robbery along this line.-i
i that his spoils would amount to Ici
usands of dollars. On this oc- th
on the right of way for a mnile St
s strewnwithgoods he hadthrowni i
. and the amount recovered was be
ued at $500.
Train Ran into Coach. S
wo wromen were killed and two a
n badly injured at a railroad d
)ssing in Long Island City \fed-. an
rdav when a Long Island railroad sk
in 'struck and demolished a fuit se
coach containing three persons ha
tides the driver. Mr's. Nelli-e Ter'
liger and Miss Sarah Hallady of th
sey City were instantly killed i
- Eliott Terwilniger. husband ofth
of the women, and James Hlealy w
Brooklyn, driver of the coach. i
e seriously injured. Edward be
iott, the engineer of the train was
infernal Msachiine G'alor'e. to
There seems to be no-end to the -mr'
enal machines in Russia. R(- '.a
ittiy as Count Witte opened ms m
int door and started into the hall,
stumbled over an internal ma- tr
in. In his bedroom, while search
g in the dark for mnatches. hishandm
llupon an mter'nal machine. tOn- a
'essed, he pushed hisrevolveCr uinder a
pillow bhtt it struct something
rd and cold--anlother internal am-a
in. __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Boy Prievenlts Wreck.
Madison C- .Jones. aged 12 years.
w that a portioni of a six hundred
t trestle bad been burned near
larks Gap on the Southern near
ringbamf. Ala.. flagged an ap- t
'oachig passenger train from Bir- .'H
ingham. The rain came to a halt ii
id the pasengers upon - discoverimg:ii
te situation made upi a lImrT~e for i i
Hunger Kills Millions of People in
Thousands of Chinese Turn Into
Cannibals and Eat Dead Hunan
kings. European and American
Countries Slow to Aid the Starr
inlg Millions in China-Detais of
Guant famine is stalking abroad
ver 40,000 square miles of the Chi
iese empire. Hunger has claimed
he lives of over a million Chinese
nen, women and children. The :r
ible god of want day by day grows
nore gluttonous in his appetite for
uman lives and countless Celestialb
re offered to the grim monster, De
ause food cannot be obtaired for
)ve nor money.
In the foreign countries no con
eption of the utter misery "11t
louds this area of China, in exteit C
s large as North Carolina and Vir-1
inia. is possible. Imagine a stte
[ affairs in which parentsare brought
eating their own chilJ1rci and
ildren driven to devour'ng the
wvn grandmothers and grand fathers! !
uch a condition faces over I 400,
)Q Chinese. and the cond:timns are s
,coming worse every day.
In the heart of the stricken di
et the survivors have hecoie so I
eakened from lack of foodthqycan- 11
t properly bury their dead. As a
nsequence diseases of the wor.e u
ye may break out at any mome::t 0:
d the scourge may sweep the tr
e whole vast Celestial empire. The,
ly thing that will save the millions S(
w on the verge of death is he! N
>m European and American Coun- tr
Appeals have been sent out but in
iv answers have been received. I fr
is is unaccounted for, ais fanaue i s
considered international. Hungeri'n
above politics, religion and diplo-It
icy, and the Chinese and Eniro- F
ans in Pekin cannot uader.stand 3.
h some means is not foi:rl to nl- ta
riate the suffering of :h- '. 0P.- si
0 famine-stricken Celhsti:,Is. I ar
Daily. men, women and chi!dre:1i th
ht like beasts of the forest over;
ounce of rice. The pangs r.f led
nger gnawing at the vitals of the 1 th
llions have turned men and wo-:s
m into beasts of prey. Since their th
nies were destroyed by the great bE
od of the Eaugste Kiang river. 2
,ht months ago. whole armies of:'
meless people have fought des
rately for food and life. Many W
tde their way o the large cities in
tile they had srength to walk. in
Those who put off their exodus bi
>m the flood-swept district until tiE
Sfinger of starvation pointed to
.rd them, had not strength enough
wak wo miles a day and so were;f
rtaken by death, dying in char
:eristic of starvation. In the belt
death it is not uncommon to see t
in and women going through im
3ssive ceremonies before killing g
ir children for food. bI
Thousands upon thousands of h
ug Chinese have been so put to G
ath, that their parents might live .
little longer to wrestle with th. -
compromising god of famine. Olii
m and old women. dogs, cats.
res, rats, snakes and carrion birds
ye been devoured by he strongest*
rvivors in the belt of hunger. Now t
he old people and the birds and:
d he rats and the cats have been C
posed of as food and the surviv- ht
3 who were now fighing among h.
amselves. ' r
The famine district of China is
aprised in tpie provinces of Kiagsu t
d Chekiang. These two provinces gi
im about one-fourth of the popu-a
ion of the Enmpire of China, or
out 100,000,000 souls. It is st
ly a partofthisterritory and popu- T
on that is affected by the famine't
t stiil the figures are applallmng. at
is estimated at he present time by l
iese officials that about 10,000,
0 are feeling the heavy hanmd of
nine and .its sister destroyer. pes-1 i
ene, and of this number there are
Twenty per cent. of the people m
e famine district are eating only
iel at the present time. and the:
ages are only beginning. Many.
this numbler have only one mealN
hty. The meal to make gruel will m
an he gone, and then the people,
th the wonderful patience of the
inese. will sette down and await.
time to reap their rice crops5 next;
ie, knowing full well that the
ijorityor the famished waiters will e
dead before the season comes. cc
But the famine in the refugee ceni-t
s is nothing to what it is in then
:erior. Here everything is gone. w
dl the gaunt hand of famiue isw
y clutching the throats Of thlous- m
ds who ba'.e wasted away to liyig r
letons. It would bc useless to p
ad these people monley as theym
e nothing to bny. Thousandsm
bags of rice ar being sent up. but g
ese are all consumed on the mere! tb
nge of t he vast5 area. Deep) in'.
e interior the p~eop~le are lying a
ereever they ral,. too weak to e
ve, and wait for the end that has hE
n aproaching for months. hi
Wanted 1Four Thousand.
At Spencer. La., Miss \Iable 1,.ut
man is suing Geo. A. Romney. a t
-h1 banker. for four~ thousand dol- \\
rs. n her j)etitionl. Miss Lutter- sc
an declares that while Rlomey was di
a visit tol her hlome in the coun- inl
- he pat ted her on the back, pinch- \
he armlfs. petted and tickled her w
dr tihe chill and Lwied to put his H]
m around her. She said the acts s
used her to be ill and nervous a;
id gave her much mental anguish.w
mey is prominent in state bank- i
g circules and* reputed to he ap
After thle Papers.
A special from Lebanou.MKy.. says
ocounty grand jury Thursdayn
gt returned indictments again-st a
e Cincinnati Enquirer. Louisville a
era. Louisville Times and Even
~Post for printing and circulating dI
this country rhe "offensive and:i
decet" proceedings of the Thaw n1
The Engineer and Fireman of One
The Flagman is Held Responsiblfe for
the Collision and Has Been Ar
rested and Put in JaiL
The State says Engigeer Nor
ton, recently of Columbia. formerly."
of Pawnell, N. Y.,' and his fireman,
Sevier Dean, colored, of Ninety-Six,
were killed in a rear-end cbllision at
Johnston on Tuesday, Feb. 12th,. Ex
tra freight train No. 263 was run into
by extra through freight train No.
344 i'n the Southern Raijway yards
it Johston early that. morning.
Engineer J. E. Stewart and Condue
tor Black and a negro brakeman
by the name of West Goodwin were
njured while'a callaboose, supply car
ind two box cars were destroyed by (
Ire, a new l6comotive badly damaged i
ind the main line t rack consideraby
:orn up as a result of the accident. t
The entire cause of the wreck was 1 0
lue to the wilful neglect of Flagman I
W. Mooring, according to the ver
ict of the coroner's jury rendered at e
ohnston the same afternoon, and he f
s in the county jail to await n1
evelopme . It was also brought 0
ut at the inquest that the crew had h
een on duty over 32 hours when the a
When the news of the wreck C
eached Columbia a wrecking train b:
arrying a wrecking crew of work
ien left the union statffil about 4 t
'clock with Chairman B. L. Caugh
ian of the State Railroad Commis- 0
on and several of the division offi- .s
als. aboard. c
On investigating the cause of the
reek it was learned that the train T
o. 263, original No. 45, going south, s
the charge of Conductor D. C.
'right and Engineer Latiner, was t
the main line preparing to take t
loaded cars from the cotton seed r
I mill,w hen it was run into by to
ain No. 344, also going south,and hi
charge of Conductor J. E. Stewart m
The two trains were running on
hedule time and. when Conductor s
right of train No. 263 stopped his th
ain on the main line to, take on P1
e box cars he sent Flagman Moor- tel
g out to flag the extra through af
eight No. 344, which was due on
ortly and it is alleged and an
mlaced in the coroner's verdict gr
at it was through the failure of w
agman Mooring to give train No. -i
4 proper warning that the ca- thi
strophe occurred. The colis- be
D took place on a sharp curve hu
d Engineer Stewart did not see .c0
e danger until it was too late. frc
Engineer Norton, who was kill- in
in the accident, was in thi
e conductor's cab of the train Piz
anding on the main line when ou
e - collision took place. He had
en on the engine of train No~. cal
3 making his initial run in com- ex
ny with Engineer Latimer and thi
.d left the engine to take a rest tra
ien the through freight dashed W1
o the cab in fhich he was sleep- wb
. killing him instantly, and pit
rning his body beyond recogni
When Engineer Stewart of trail I
.344 saw the danger he jumped Isal
>m his cab and escaped, being at
ly slightly injured. The fireman,!th
vier' Dean, however., did not see' h
e danger in time and his body
is found in a car box under a !COD
le of guano sacks with his head
dly mashed. He is supposed to m2
ye been killed ~outright. West
>odwiu. the ntgro brakeman, who er
is injured, sustained a fracture NE
Sleg, while Engineer Stewart Fr
d Conductor Black are only slight I -~
Tuesday afternoon while sup
rintending the work of removing
e wreck. Foreman Winters of thc fiv
ecking train and a resident of ral
lumbia, was struck on the fore- Oi
ad by a link which flew out of a suj
)yifs chain and received ihju- th<
ts which will probably prove fa- sa:
I. The engine of the 'wrecking Pc
ini was moving the wrecked en- Jfrc
ne of train No. 344 by means of fet
large chain when one of the links thi
rted, with the result that a link
ruck Mr. Winter's in the head.
ie injured man was brought tc -
e city late WVednesday afternoon No
di was placed in the hands of a wh:
yscinn. At a late hour last !.er
;itwas le~arned~ that he; Wa:
ii in a au nuconscious condi- H
ml and little hopes are entertaiu-n
for his recovery. .s
The work of removing the debris ;et
is co0nclud~ed Wednesday af'ter
sou and afi tri'nu !ast night passed
rough. The body of Enginecer I
>rton has been sent to Pawnell- el
Y.. to rela tievs, while the re- m
ains of the rnegro fireman will be bei
ipped to Ninety-Six this morning. o
Mur'dere'r at Large.-co
A reward of $!5,0 is offered by the a
ite of \'ir'ginia and by Nottowa. nto
tnty of that state. for the recap
re and cieliver'y Algie Stokes. a fr
gr'o. who escaped from the Notto- in
jy county jail January 18. Stokes
is sentenced to be hanged for
nrder on Miarch S. Xotice of the.
ward was received by Chief of m
lice Owen D~aly, who read it to hia hei
n. The description of the escaped Fr
uriderer is as follows: "Light, gin- av'
irake color. t'ull face. five feet he.
rec inches high and weighs about 'Mt
u p)ounds5: twenty-seven years old: iph
s dark scar' on nose bctween the.iju
es. Round bald spot on top of wi
ad. Has dragging walbc. throwing he;
s feet. W\ore no beard."
.\rrested at Lake City, Fla., onle
e charge of blowing open a safe. thi
alter Hemmingway, of Savannah. di,
on after'wards took poison and tr:
ed in his cell at the jail. The safe ny
the store of John L. Rober'ts, at e
ingiieid, six miles from Lake Ci'~y. th
as blown open Wednesday night
enuni-igwry was found near the.
ene and placed under arrest. Soon
'ter he wsa taken to jail Hemming- w
ar sw:;llowe'l poison 'and died. O e
iom known hows he see"nred the cc
'ison. Hemmiingway was from
>uth Carolina. w
Bull Dlog Kills.
Mirs. Leiia Smith. of Philadelphia.
h'o -was terribly torn and biten by
vilns hulldo:; at her home, died
Shospital Wednesday. The dog
-:;s hiipped by Mrs. Smith on Mon
iy ch 'I nesday wnen she wenth
110 te kitchen with a plate of 1
ear for the dog she was attacked jk
y the animal. :
Seventeen Bodies Have Been Ta
ken From the Ruins.
MANY HURT WILL DIE
Heavily Loaded Electric Train Jump
ed the Track at- Sharp Curve Near
Woodland Road, in the Bronx,
New York, Carrying Death and
Destruction in its Wake Saturday
The White Plains and: Brewster
xpress, a six-car electric train- on
he Harlem division of the- New York
'entral and Hudson River railroad,
umped the track at a curve -near
Voodland Road, in the Bronx Sat
rday night, bringing either death
r injury to probably three score of
s 150 or more passengers.
At 9.45 o'clock the police report
d that they had removed 17 bodies
-om the wreckage and that there
ight be other victims in the ruins
the train Of those removed to.
)spitals it was said that a dozen
id prehaps double that - number
ould die of their injuries.
The train, No. 25, left the Grand
entral station at 6.13 p. m., drawn
* two heavy electric motors, loaded
ith a matinee crowd and commu
rs on their way home from busi
ss in New York. It was made up
the combinatation baggdge. and
noking car and five passenger
Afer stopping at- One Hundred and
wenty-fifth street the train :was
heduled to run express to White
ains. At Woodland Road the four
cks run through a rocky cut and
ke a sharp curve. When the train
ached the curve it was according
tahe pasengers, running at very
h speed, estimated by some at 60
es an hour.
Both motors and the smoking car
oung safely around the curve but
a cars following left the rails ,ad,
inging over on their sides with a
-rific crash, tore up 'the tracks and
:er sliding 100 yards collapsed in
Of those instantly killed, the
,ater number were women. Many
re mangled beyond recognitiom
bulances and surgeons from all.
hospials in Bronx and from the
ievue in Manhattan responded 6o
rry calls, as did two fire' engine
npanies and the police reserves
>m many stations. Many of the
ure'd were quickly- extricated from
wreckage, while others were so
ioned they could not -be :taken
t for some time.
Fire started in the -.verturred
s but the flames were quickIy.
inguished and the fireman lent
ir aid to the injured. Special
ins carried many of the injured
ite Plains and - Mount Vernon,
ile others were carried to - hos
als in New York.
An increase of 10 per cent in the
aries of telegraph operators at
the company's principal offices
-oughout the country was announ
by the Western Union Telegraph
pany Thursday. The announce
:nt of the increase of-salaries was
de in a leter fronm}. obat C~
~sident of the- company tot the
ti superintendants, k%. b~rq.s,
w York; T. P. Cook, Chicago;
ank Jaynes, San Frkncisco, and
Levin, Atlanta. -
Many Frost .Bitten.
With the temperature averaging
a degrees below zero, the natu
gas played out at Martin's Ferry,
.io, ~nd hundreds of people are
Tering severely. Reports all a.ong .
Snatural gas line in that vicinity
Sthe same condition prevails,
ple in many homes are. actually
st bitten and are ltearing- down -
cesin order to get fuel to warm~
r hands. -
The Butcher Bird.
. strange little creature is the
rthern shirke, or biutcher bird,
ich goes South nearly 'every win
.About as big as a robin, the
cer birid genierailly travels alone
preys on mice and smaller birds,
ich lie hangs on locus thons.
Lrp twigs or the poinits of a wire
ce while he makes his meal.
WVants to Get [Aoose.
Sovernor Ansel Wednesday .re
ved isitiful plea from a Latta
n whose wife has left him. The
-eft hlu:hand is illiterate, but very
Ech in earnest. He says: Dear
1 wright you for 'enformation
icrenl a man? uarrien and in
mt too months she eloped and has
b ini hurid from sence that was
ut seventeenl months back. What
rant is to know how I can get loos
nm hur as there ain no dlivree law
t Chiccgo, Il., B. Kuppenhemier,
nger of the nirm of B. Kizppenl
mer & Co.. was found unconscious
day in his residence . in Prairie
~uue. with a bullet wound -in his
.d A revolver lay heside hi.
Kunppenheimer -died before a
siciani arrived. -.The .coroners s
v returned a verdict of suicide
le desponldt because of ill
Burnt to Death.
At Pantoc. Miss., whie burning
Lves in the yard. the clothing of
small son of Mrs. Charles Maul
, cought fire and the mother, im
~ing to extinguish the flames, set
e to her own dress and both burn
to death before help couild reach.
S4ome Queer Prizes.
At Findlay, Ohio, one night last
sek a free divorse. a load of crush
stone, a monkey-wr~eh, a ton of
a, a n:eal ticket and the free ser
ces~of a blacksmilth to shoe a horse
are the prizes awarded at a card
irty given bjy the City Federation1
Women's CIui-. A free fanerai
as offered as a prize by an undr
ker, but it was declined.
Town Wiped Out.
News has been received that a
Sric;U - ' - pt' on ives were'
orth Austrai!ia. ~o lie w00r
s. The monetalry loss is $2,00,