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VO)IL. XX I. .M1 A NN ING, S. C., W EDN ESDAY FE BR UARY 27. 1907. -- NO 22
TO WIND UP.
Spangler Predicts Fearful Disas
asters to the World
THIS AND NEXT YEAR,
Ie says New York, M)sonl: and (*hi
'ago Will I!e letstroyed Ily Ter
rible ('onvulSious of Nature ani
That Later On the W1hole Worl(
Will be )estroyed and Every Lir
ing Animal Will Perish.
An astounding prophecy has jus1
been made by the most noted proph.
et in zhe world. Lee .1. Spangler,
of York. Pa. Lee Spangler pr.edict
ed the eruption of Mont Pelee, the
election of President Roosevelt, the
death of Mark danna. the Baltimore
fire. Russia's defeat by Japan, the
Caliyornia earthquake. the sinking
of an island in the Pacific and the
Kingston disaster, a year or more
bef'ore any of these events occurred.
lie is a- plain, unpretentious busi
ness man. a grocery store keeper
who apparently has a natural gift of
Within the past month he has had
a vision of the destruction of the
world. the di:Lppearance of the scas
and the "making of a new heaven
and a new earth," as he expresses it.
This preliction differs from the old
fashioned, end-of-the-world prophe
cies whieh usually represented the
world as being burned up in a migh
Lee Spangler predicts that the
"new earth" will be made by natur
al geological processes, earthquakes.
the- rising of new mountain range
and the drying up of the oceans.
In these cataclysms he foresees
the destruction of New York. Bos
ton and Chicago-all of these cities
meeting their fate in different ways.
On a Sunday toward the close of
next year, 1908. the destruction of
thke world will begin.
Then will be made a new heaven
and a new earth. There will be no
In the new millennium which wil!
begin with the new earth all the sur
viving inhabitants will come togeth
er into one great nation, being no
longer seperated by the barrielrs of
seas or race prejudice.
The disaster s, of San Francisco,
Vtlparisi and Kingston within the
past nine moinths have been but the
rumblings and premonitions of the
The next great catastrophe will be
the Innihilation of New York by
earthquake and fire in the Autumn
of 1908. That city stands on the
edge of what geologists call a 'fault.'
and old crack in the world's surface.
At some remote period the ground
broke apart, leaving on the western
side ~the precipitous Palisades
Down through this gorge the waters
of the mountain region to the north
flowed. The Hudson River was form
ed and the Island ~of Manhattan
came into existence, as suddenly as
new islands arise in the Pacide
~ Just as suddenly wilt conme the
disappearance of New York.
There will be a rocking tremor ot
Manhattan Island. The tall build
ings will collapse in a moment.
Fire will sweep the ruins in a few
hours. In the midst of the calamity.
the quakings of the earth will in
crase. The old crack in the earth
under the bed of the Hudson will
reopen. The river will disappear
in the wink of an eye.
As the river and the sea flow into
the heated interior of the earth there
will b~e a mighty hissing of steam.
The explosion following will cast
the ruins of New York high into thr:
sky and falling they will be engulfed
in the great crack. filling it with
rocks powdered as fine as the dust ot
a city street. Nothing yill be left
to mark the sight of the great city
save a few fire-swept ruins on the
outskirts that have escaped th
greater catastrophe of Manhatta n Is
land. Alillions of people will be
killed in a few minutes.
After New York's doom Chicago
will meet its fate. Instead of being
swollowed up in a chasm, the earth
will suddenly rise up in a great
mounltain.- The tall buildings will
topple over and fall down the nmoun
tain sides like houses built of chil
This -will be but the nat ura
course of geologic ev'ents. guided b:
the Divine Hand. It will be merel:
a repetition of what occurred onc
before in the Mississilppi \alley re
gion. This was -the first p)art of th
American continent to rise out c
the primeval sea when the we' tet
covered all the world, as the Itibi
telis us. and. as science assures m~
was literally true.
A hundred million years ago th
31Iississippi Valley was a great mioun
tami systemn as high as the. Rock'
Mountains now-' are. Geologists tel
us how this great mountain s:..-ter
was worn down to a level plain b:
the actionl of the wind and water an
the decay of rocks.
About thirty millions of years ag
the Appalachian Mountains rose t
the eastward, by a crumbling ,up c
folding of the earta's surface. 'l'hes
poured their flood of waters dow
into the Mississippi Valley ana
became the great Laramjie Laxa
prehistoric times. where the strang
n'onsters tiourished which scientist
have dug tuP in the last few year
Five or ten mil!ion years ago tI
Roc~y Slounltain svcl was uphea'
edi h-: volcanic a('il.
All these great movemlents wou.
have heen considered catastropfh4
by man had he thea existed on ti
ea1rth. Greater changes are no
coming tha'n have ever before og
witnessed by man in his brief ii
on earth. l - -
The convulsions in heMississi
pi Valley will cause the Great Lak
to rush 'tidal floods throughl the nic
The few people who can mana,
to get to the staple ground oft
Appalachain Mountains on the eo
and th~e lof'tly platealus of the Roc
.iltinfs ona the west wvill be save
Thek~re have always been mounts
which the righteous can tlee and
While these tremendous qluakin;
of the earth's crust are occurrimg
what we call the East arnd .\lidd
Wet Boston. already slowly sin
:;g into the sea at a rate of a foo
a century shall suddenly subside il :
night and ships for a time will sai
over her tallest )ujldingS.
Where the Pacific is deepest grea
crack will open in the ocean bed
The waters will rush hissing thereid
with a noise like Niagara. clouds o
steam will arise covering the ear!l
with darkness. shutting out 'h<
light of sun. moon and stars tn
When it clears away the hottor
of the Pacific Ocean will be dry. save
where mighty rivers flow througi
the lowest parts. as the Mississipp
now winds down through its grea
valley. The greatest of these riven
in the Pacific plain will be the' unit
ed San Joaquin and Sacraniotnto Riv
ers, which will flow westvard iasi
the Hawaian Islands. which wil
then loom up like mountain ieaks.
I Th mighty river will flow to IhI
yawning cracks in the earth wherc
the ocean disappeared. It wil Ie
called the great sink.
San Francisco. plurified by fire nd
earthquake, will rise into a city
beautiful. Before her will spread
the valley of the Pacific to pay eter
nal tribute to her.
The interior valley of the Rocky
Mountain and Sierra Nevadas will at
first be ravaged by floods from the
newly risen mountains of the Missis
sippi Valley. Their inhabitants will
build arks. as Noah did. and the wis
est of them will escape.
After the flood subsides they will
go forth upon a new and beautiful
country, clothed in verdure and trop
ical plants, with no more need for
irrigation works, for the rains of
heaven will hereafter provide then
with moisture. While the Western
World is thus being destroyed and
made over anew equaly strange
things will be happening to the en-M
Across the South Atlantie there is
thin spot in the earth's crust. The
volcanic outburst of Mt. Pelee and
thes haking and "sinking Kingston.on
the Island of Jamiaca. show how un
stabe this part of the earth is.
As a result of the convulsions in
the Pacific. this part of the Atlantic
will also split open. the seas will
flow in. and the botton of the At
lantic and Mediterranean will then
e dry land.
In this great fertile plain, watered
by the rivers flowingi from the mnoun
tains. Europe and Eastern America
will come together and live as one
It will be the new-Garden of Eden.
and here will be the new heaven on
earth. Earthquakes and fire and
floods will have purified mankind
and made them fit for a new destiny
on earth. The signs of the heaven
all point to these changes on the
Mars has been discovered by Pro
fssor Percival Lowell. of Boston. to
he a world on which the seas have
disappeared. where all the people
live together as one nation.
' Scientific men the world over have
for some time forseen some such
destiny for the earth. But they have
acked the courage to proclaim the
coming of the new earth. They have
hinted at the changes that would oc
cur. but have said these things are
millions of years removed.
I now foresee that tihey are close
at hand. The trembling of the earth's
surface. the wonders seen in the
skies. the crises in the affairs of
men, proclaim that the new creaion
is rushing upon us
The calamities that have occurred
in the p:ast twelve months are as
nothing to what is before us.
Greater things are yet to conme to
awaken and convince the people my
words are true. not only in this
country. but throughout the whole
There will be great sickness all
over the world, such as the doctors
vil not be able to wip out.. as. nox
ious vapors from the earth's inter
ior fill the air. Strange diseases will
appear. such as never before existed.
Medical skill wiii he exhausted ad
the doctors will not know wha! to
All these and many other things
will occur simultaneously before the
destruction of the world. People will
laugh at my predictions. bt. I tel
o they are true. They are conung
thicker and faster. One right after
the other, and yet the people are so
blind they cannot see that it is God's
hand working out the dlestimy of man.
and the evolution of the world.
.So T tell y-ou that there wvill lhe a
new heavenl and a new earth. and
there wvili be no nmore sea.
Lee J. Sitangil.
Two Bad Boys.
The Aiken JIournal and Review
says Sunday morning tw'o young men
Garvirn and Kneece. of Wagner. w"ere
arrested by the police oficers. upon
le request of their fathers. It at'
ears that young Kneece had some
trouble in his family. and to esca.i.
oing Garvin and he got Mr. Gar
vin's b iggy and horse, and starteu
of. The hutggy happened to be
slightly out of 'rpairi and it was x
changed for Mr. Knwe' hu-gy.
rhe fathers of thle hors camieti
o Aiken early Stunday mtornmPg. a:t
-ing just before the oy cmUle.
The police were nortilied and about
a i ha f au hour attieru'uis .5 thy'v
rrested in a restaurant. in' geu;
emen took charge of the tea-nt. anc(
s they did not wvish to piros'-' i :dui
os they were released from jail.
-Sad lDuck Hunt.
W. L. Smith. a widely known ail
-oad wain. and his son,. ea
.ed 1'3, were drownfedi F ai~ y
Menasha lake. Ark. Mr. Smuiir wih'
,as a menmber of the Menesha ii n'~
ng cl ub. went there with hri st
Thursday for a duck humt. iE da:
morning' the two. vwithl a negro en
tered a skiff and in sonie itane
he craft was overturned'~. and .
hree occuplants were thrown ii
t deep water. They made a desl.ra
snort to reachl shore. but tle tv
elothing worn by" ~.r. Smith and hi
S E ~was too much for their effor
and both were drowned. The negr
hUrt int Fie
s Suter' was visited by t de ern
ive fire on Friday. Ii dlest'o ed .ti
r lock conrtaining lieckt ltio5 ai
tt ompany's store. Trinx.'d .
:e and tire Manheimu one hif
floor. and a hrotel on ''''~i
-foo. Collapsing w-all onun.
s Chief Graham. fract utri 1s~~
a nid crushing his leas. ~ oh
firemen were eachl It ll'y ernshE
eC necessitating amnputa' ion S\ .ot h
e e firemen were more or less- s'nto"it
d G ets a Stat;in.
to The house commit teo of i to ur
e iat ion and urnim 'i n u" e ''"
Thursdty to makC atfavorau,' r'e-"
5 on The hills apipropirigii syv"
in osand dollars each for imnutirt'
le tations at New Orl]eans. uav'at
LOCKED IN SNOW.
Fifty Thousand Cattle Frozen Stif
Against Barbed Wire Fences.
It Ik Feared That Thousanids of Peo.
p!. Have l'erished in Their Honme
('1n tite lins.
While we have had a very nild
and pleasant winter. in some lacet
the weat h'er has beei terribly cold,
and thousands of Ieo ple and ani
umis ilm\(. perish ed from it.
Te N-w\ York .\merican says the
f-iirftti conditions prevailing in the
Canadian .Northwest are shown by
the folowing leter received by the.
daughter of a traveling man who is
nlow in that region.
C.l ia Hotel. Golden. 11. C..
My Pear Daughter:
Golden is a village of 9m) in the
Rocky Mountains. 2.701 feet above
sea level. It was -I! helow zero last
night and at 5::.1" this evening is 30
"I am sitting by a tine open hearth
room and am still n.ne too warm.
The.. first train in four days broulght
your letter. Since I left Toronto. on
the 15th day of Janunary. the ther
mometer has ranged from 15 below
to 56 below and terror isinthehearts
of the people of he prairie districts
There is no fuel and no foodin many
"Railroads are unable to earry
freight. As soon as they atre open
they are drifted shut again. Another
snow bow and all -railroads in the
exIrtme Nortihwest will be blocked
unti ihaw d oul; in the Spring.
--1i along the line of the C. '.
R. R. cattle and antelope have drift
ed against the barb-wire fences.
where they freeze and starve to
death. At Calgary there are 54,1J00
dIcad earcasses. In fact. the ranch
ing busi ness is rutinod.
"I is feared that thousands of
people have Ilerished on their honte
steads. I is shocking to see the
dlead and dying cattle-and antelope
alomng the track.
"rradc is at a standstill. The
risk of travel is at present. very great
nd will le greater when the snow
mieits. You can imagine the discom
forts of travel when the drinking
water tank at the end of the car
freezes solid. These conditions have
existed since November 15.
SMALL POX SCARE.
Causes (;reat (Coinotion Among the
lBecatuse a iember of the Mis
sourt-i Legeslatture. which was in ses
sion at Jefferson City. was stricken
down with small pox while in his
seat last Friday afternoon, a great
oinimot ion has been caused in the
The house of representatives, of
which Mr. Salts. the sick nian. was
a member, after the hall had been
fuigated )y the state board of
health. adjourned until : p. ml.
Monday A resolution passed amid con
fusion and with but half of the mem
ers in their places. provides for the
thorough fumigation of the ca)itol.
3Many boarding house keepers
have refused to allow their homes to
e entered by legislators. In con
seruence Governor Folk has offered
the use of his mansion to legislators
who are unable to obtain quarters
Reresenltative Salts was in con
ference with Governor Folk Friday
morning. The Governor said:
"I noticed lpimples on M.r. Salt's
face but thought nothing of them at
the time. Possibly I shall have to
get vaccinated now. but I do not feel
at all alarmed.
The governor wvas vaccinated
about three years ago. he said.
MIEANT NO HARM1.
But Admiits He Got. Twisted 1Up With
(Gray. grizzled, sixty-One years old
and Itwice a higamist. MIicheal Conkle
~as brought to the penitenttiary rt
Coubtus. Ohio. fronm Gallie Cotuty
to serve a sentence of one year.
igamy was the technical charn.t
tiaced on the prison books, lbut wh:en
they asked Conkle wvhat he had been
ip for, he couldnt't remtemiber ofi
\hy," he said. "I guess I wasn't
seperated right fronm one woman and
uriedl another. What do you call
--Bignmy?" some one suggested.
"th. that's it: that's it.". said Con
--1 have been anl honest man. he
said when they w"ere listing him on
the ug pr'ison register. "Ihave
never done any great wrotng. \ o.i
see I got mixed with these womeL
'Out in Wiscotnsin abottt nineteen
vetrs ago. I deeded my first wife a
art andt she signed a release and
I supposed the release mean ihat
wewe een't married any umore.
''My secontd wife stued mue io ct
vorce and got it. Yotu see that re
lase htad never been recor'ded ithi
-m d all the timte 1 ihouh it had.
Then: (7o0 -e. ntever dami ted, moa
'i'd a h ird tinme anid this timu'
:s :1n Ohtio wotmanl. ('oukl sta
she hatd trete d him prent(~tIy sqlta ?
an went0 ont his bond whleillen i
Anot11her .Ilaine JDisaster'.
- .-\ ableguramn fromi Cop.penhtage
ays ant unknowni threte niasted yes
-rll orwvegian and pre
- bl ound fromt Norway ti
- .emen.- went ashore oft FjaltringS
- t Ihe n est coast ot J1utiantd Frida~y
Owing to the violence of the gale
was imtpossible. to send ou 'e life
ooat. F'ive rocket lines wet e tre<
at the vessel wit hout any success an<
ventuaiily she broke up tompttletely
H er 'trew of 1s men eilung fot'
ue to t rigging bti when th
masts wetnt the satilors werec 5wep
away and dIrownyed
- -.ot in H i'. Ollice.
At Chicago. 11l-. \Vehster S. Guet
tu aias louis Fisheri. w'as shot ant
iied in hiis otlce Thursda(liy. Mlr
\ I otnald, wie of 01 ichea! (-. :h
l' Onld, wais arrested. She wvas alon
it te-offtice wit h-hint at the tim c
t ''.Ottg MlcDonald. wvho is
r ver ritch maiu. says Guerin hdc
maild his wife antd that it is tL
eson she shot hli.
\li" .\lta WVest, daughter' of M
- il 'irs. Williim~ R. We'Cst, residit
-\. lih. .il. N. C.. commiined so
d ,.;' ly takitig stryehineli. NO camn
i o th.' rnsh acr can be assingeC
i' We sh 'was a vounlg wyomlan(
very supeior quialificationls and wvi
" h ighly esteemied in, t he neigh borhoc(
;n twhich she lived.
By Wreck on the Pennslyvania
Railroad Friday Night
THE SAME OLD STORY
A Fast Passenger Train Goes Over
an Embankment Near Altoana.
Pa., and One Hundred Passengers
and Trainmen Are Repoted Kill
ed, and Many Others Are Serious
A dispatch from Johnstown. Pa.,
says "train No. 21. known as Chica
go and St. Louis Express. is report
ed to have gone over an embank
ment at Mineral Point. 8 miles east
of this city. A relief train bearing
all available physicians left here at
12.45. Officials refused to allow
newspaper men to accompany the
"A long distance telephone mes
sage from Brouse's Hotel. South
Fork. two miles from 3inera Point.
at 1.45 a. m.. Saturday morning
states that 100 livs were lost. Many
others were hurt. The cause of the
accident is not known at this hour.
A relief train left South Fork at
I."0. Punsylvania officials will not
conununicate with the Associated
Press here, evading all attempts to
Later reports say that no one was
killed in the wreck. but that over
one hundred people were injured.
some of them fatally.
FIRE BUG RUN DOWN.
A Negro Wanted for Barn Burning
Captured at Last.
Chief of Police T. H. LockharL. of
Gaffney. captured Jim Bryant. the
negro who is charged with burning
the barn of Mr. J. W. Whitesides in
York about ten days ago. The cap
ture was made in the upper part of
Cheerokee couity about six o'clock
Chief Lockhart had information
that Bryant was in hiding near Mr.
R. E. Linder's store on Saturday in
:consequence of which he and the
sheriff went to the place where Bry
ant was supposed to be but when
hey reached the-.place they found
that the bird had flown.
The sheriff was forced to return
to Gaffney: but Mr. Lockhart held
the fort all night Saturday night.
and in the meantime Bryant had re
turned to the place where he had
been staying: but upon learning that
the officers were looking for him. he
took to the woods.
Chief Lockhart. however. was
camping on his trail. and after fol
lowing him all day through the
woods finally captured him. Bryant
has been taken to the Yorkville jail.
and will be tried there at the next
term of court.
Two more efficient officers cannoi
e found in the state thra Sheriff
Thomas and Chief Lockl.-:1: they
will come as near tinding a fugitive
a~s any other two men and when
they find him you may het dollars
to doughnuts on a capture.
Five Murder Cases.
Five murder cases will be~ tried
.t the present term of court at Gaf
ney. This is a had record lint it is
o worse thain some other counties.
Life is too cheap in this State. and
unless juries wake up and do morec
hanging things will get worse in
stead of better.
SHOT ON THE STREET.
'rhe .Shooter~ Claims thatt His \'ie
timl Ruined His Hlome.
At Decatur. Ala.. late Satur
day night J1. A. Uuttrey, a whtelthy
dry goods merchant of New Deca
tur. was shot through the side by
Robert Wilcox. a mechanic employ
ed in the Louisville and Nashville
railroad shops, as he was going
down the street to his hotel. The
Iwound is not serious.
Both men were arrested and re
leased on bond. The supposed cause
of the shooting is of two year's
stnding Wilcox accused Biittrey
a the despoiler of his home. Both
me hav e wives and several chi!
dien. Recently But trey's wife sued
him on this account for a divorce.
Eah man accuses the other of fir
ing the first shot.
Buttrey says he didu't shoot at
al: that he ran when Wilcox fired.
and that he fell and that Wilcox
took his revolver from him and
struck him over the head with it
when the police interfered. W\ilcox
had a hole through his coat made
by a revolver tball.
Buttrey had a scar on his head
ade by a lick fromn the revolver.
Bunttrey came here a few years ago
from Nashville and openfed a store.
Wilcox has lived here for a iinmber
of years. and has borne a good re
pitationi as a hard working and
The shooting caused a great setn
sationi as both men were highly
toghit of. In blood10( has existed
between Wilcox and hiis wife t
soeC timie. bitt peole do not talk~
about the case nuch.
Beas egave his wf e et
a ngro, named Lippiman. shot anc
insantly killed Isaiah Brooks, hit
fther-in-law. at a hot sttppler- fi I
mie~s from St. Georges. Saturday
iht. Both ofi the negroes weri
sadto have been intoxicated, and
apeairs that the tragedy was th
usual res~ult of a negro "hot supper.
Coro ner TKizer held an inquest ove:
the remais of theI negro. and th
edictr was that he camne to hi:
deth at. the hands of I' itial
L ipunwu~ surcrender 'd Iihusel m ii
th cu:,ody of Sheriff L imehouse.
Iohli ng govern men; otlices in I".
si . is rther a dlangerouis buitn ls5
Th pos'toflic at WVarsaw in Russia!
~olaindh was attacked Friday by
hand of terrorists who shot and kill
ed 1hr po.stmast '-r. two Po-! il clerk
ad 'two sold iers atrding the offie
and woundeiit(d a s-ore 01 hys~tander.:
The terrorist s rot ehd thbe safe an
Sht Her~ Lover.
I. iss Nora Turner shot. and kiiie
SRobert Kennedy at Harrisburg, Ill
on. 3onday. They had been keepin
dcompany and she killed him heeams
he renued to -marry her.
KILLED BY CURRENT.
Young Man in Columbia Met Deatt
in a Moment.
InI Turning on an Incande.scent Light
He Received a Shock Which C:aus
ed His Death.
People should. be carc'Lil in tuir
ing off and on elect ric lights. Two
young men were killed in Collumibia
in the last two weeks by being elec
trocuted wihile turning on lights. The
State says John ). Lake. of Union.
a young man employed a the Powell
Supply company's woodyard at east
Blanding street. was electrocuted
Wednesday morning about :4-5 o'
clock, while he was in the act of
turning on an incandescent light in
the engine room. of which he was
One of Lake's duties was to fire
the boiler early in the morning and
Wednesday while he was starting a
fire -a negro employe came in and
said that he had just received a se
vere shock while turning on a light.
The young man. presumably think
ing the negro was in errow. or. pre
haps, through curiosity. shortly af
terwards caught hold of the snap
and the globe at the same time and
cut on the light.
As he did so his body writhed anid
he began to moan. Several noen
rushed into the room and found the
unfortunate man on the darmip
ground with the bulb firmly grasp
ed in his hand, but the wire attached
to it had been jerked- from the sock
et when he fell. Elorts were made
to restore the young man and medi
cal aid was summoned. but Lake
never regained consciousness.
The globe socket which Lake
caught hold of under ordiniary cir
cumstances 'should carry only I 13
volts, which is not a strong enough
current to prodtce death. The sur
mnise is that there was a cross cur
rent or a short circuit somewhere on
the corcuit and that the voltage had
been increased through some connec
tion in the transformer.
Mr. W. H. Powell says that Tues
day night he received a severe shock
while turning on a light in the wood
house and that he afterwards jerked
the wire from the socket to prevent
others from getting shocked. Wed
nesday morning other persons re
ceived quite severe shocks in both
the store room and the wood house.
several being knocked down as they
turned on lights. Mr. Tarrer. who
runs a butcher shop on Blanding
strret, near the railroad. got a very
severe shock Wednesday morning. as
did several others on the same cir
About ten o'clock Wednesda
morning Mr. XV. .l. Perry. electri
cian. tested the current at the Powel
Supply cormlpany's establishment and
found that the wires in the building
carried only the required 11:3 volts.
He expressed his opinion that wires
had become crossed by the wind or
of the voltage being at least tibled
at the time of the heavy shocks. ac
cording to the voltage of the wires
being in contact with each other.
The State says i bis is the second
factal ity occIt rring in 1e city wit lh in
he last wek in almiost a simil ar
manner. the death of young Clyde
iope. who was eleotrorcuted -in the
h:.smntt of t he Granny Methodist
church building Sunday night being
nirought about in very near the same
manner. It is thought that there is
nothing wrong with the wiring in
the city. hmt the twvo instances were
local cases of short circuiting of
wires carrying a total of about 1 .000
If electric globes and sockets are
in good condition, the high voltage
produced by crossed wires will have
litte- or no effect when the light is
turned on. Where globe sockets are
not screwed up tight or where the
copper plated threads of the globe
protrude, the coming in contact of
the threads on the globe with any
part of the body wvill produce a
shock. If the parts of the sockets
-are loose or not properly insulated
shocks ca~n also be received. By be
ing careful not to touch the globe
or the socket. but merely the snap.
no shock will b recmived.
But abo~ut the best way to insure
against danger is to use only a light
voltage fuse in conneting the wires.
ad in case a short circuit is produe
ed. se-di a higher voltage through
the w'ires than the fuse will carry
tefuse will be 'blown" or burned
out and the current broken.
Such occurrences, however. as the
to instances where death was pr'o
duced are very rare. and a ittle pro
pi ety and care in handling lights is
all that isnecessary to insure against
danger. and citizens of the city need
not he worried on account of the tin
fortunate occurrences in the last few
Tired of' Living.
' t WXalnutt Grove. Spartanhunrg
County. on Thursday night. Mrs.
Besie Thomas. aged ::: years. com
mitted suiicide by joinping into a
wel in hier back yar-l. She left her
oom durintg the nighn and going to
the wiell riemoved part of her eloth'
ing and lifting a biox fron the toll
of the well 1 and jumped in. Iletr btody
w as founid head downwalrd tt rhi
well F riday moru-ig. Ill heal t h
supposed to have 'caused her to end
F-ive Men lDead.
IIlugh Sutton. a fo'iran. att-fou
other men emiployed,. by the Louis
ville and Nashville railroad in lay
ing a double track at tunnel No.
north of H-azel Patch, Ky..wr
Tuesday by the explosion of -.
sticks of dynamite. wvhich t hey wer1
blowin up and instantly kwe~d ut
thwing around a lire. The bodie:
wer e blown to atoms. fragmnicts 0
fleshd being founid itn the I ops o
narby trees. Three of the victim:
IlTh' lenadly Ninet.
A dlispatch fromii l.adr E.sper!tanz-at
Cahuhila says that :19 men~t ari
>kown\ i to be dead and 1 2 itnjure'
a at resutlt of01 an exptlosioni o gil 5
the coahli miue at that place. 'Ihl
list of dead and injuredl maty be eN
Stendedl to it, as that nuitber of' me
Sar bt leliev''d to have hon'i iu rh
imine at the tinma of the at-t'uletl
whit-l occur ired at :I o'clock in thi
- a fternooun.
e i-illed by Stahiniug.
Vi wsuacinte ai ther ('ia
nesday.g whit ont I' rittfo te' noa
- e fda. L~ohertsoui t* f o1
dworkiatn. at a sa'\ ilitaAso
,whom Stimmers statbb'd to death
g the saw mill. The cause of the ftg
e is not know-n. Rober'tson died1 i
half an hotii after he was~ stabb.ed.
STATES OF DISPENSARIES.
They Are Now Closed But Will Soon
The County Dispensary Bill was
ratified by the General Assembly at
an hour well toward daybreak Sun
day imoinmug. although the legisla
Live clocks showed only I 1.;.1. Five
niinute-s afterwards Governor Ansel
made it a part of the law of the
state by affixing his signature.
Under the act, all the dispensaries
must now remain closed until com
missioners and county boards of di
rectors may be appointed. Gov. An
sel Sunday night issued the follow
"All dispensers in charge of local
disptusarie s. by virtue of an act
kneown ais the 'dispensary law' re
pealed the 36th day of February:
I907, are hereby ordered to close
th"eir dispensaries and are required
to ke ep thei closed until the ap
poi'nient of the new boards pro
vided for in the act approved the
16th day of February. 1967. and
until such tine as said boards shall
have take n stock and shall have
made arraigements with the board
the board of commissioners to be
appointed under the terms of an act
'to wind up the affairs of the state
dispensary,' etc., which board will
issue orders for reopening the local
The following is thealignment of
Bamberg. Barnwell. Beaufort, Ber
keley, Charleston. Chester. Chester
ifield. Ciarendon. Colleton. Dorches
ter. Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown,
Hampton, Kershaw. -Laurens, Lee,
Lexington. Orangeburg, Richland.
No Dispensary-Anderson, Chero
kee, Darlington. Edgefield. Green
ville. Greenwood, Horry. Lancaster,
Marion. Marlboro. Newberry, Oco
fnee, Pir-kens. Salude. Spartanburg.
Union, York and Williamsburg.
In Laurens there was an election
upon the issue of "Dispensary" or
"No Dispensary," but the election
was questioned and the matter is
still in the courts. the dispensary
remaining in operation pending the
order of the courts. The counties
which have dispensaries will have
their dispensaries running again
within ten days.
Several of the county Itgislative
delagations have already voted upowi
the members of their count" )oards,
and by next Monday it-is likel, sev
eral of the local dispensaries vill be
running. When reopened these dis
pensaries will run until voted out.
In prohibition counties prohibition
will continue. It is provided that
there may he elections in Laurens
and Edgefield in 190S. and in Dar
lington. Horry. Marion. Newberry
and Union this year. But there can
he no election except upon petitions
now provided by the Brice law.
city Policeman confesses to Sell
ing Blind Tiger Booze.
Quite a sensational turn was ta
kon in lie Newlerry inunic'ipal
court on \'ednesday morning dur
ing the trial of Dan Brown. color
ed, on the charge of storing and
selling contrahaud liquor. A quan
tity of Elhisk'ey had been found in
his place of business by Policeman
F'ranklin and Adams, and Brown
was brotught before Mayor Brown
answer to the charges.
A fter all the testimony in the
case had been given, Police Officer
I. B. Ouzrs arose and announced to
the court that the liquor was not
the property of the negro but be
longed to him (Ouzts; lie having
left it in Br'ow~n's place unftil i:
could be taken to his home. V'a
this statement being made ny 0O'
ficer Ouzts. Mayor' Browvn immedi
ately susipendled himt, pending an in
restigationl by the council.
A case was inmmediately made otut
aginst the orlendinmg officer. charg
ing him with "storing, selling and
keeping contrab~and liquors." and he
was Thursday morning br'ought be
fore the miunicipial court to answer
to the charge. Outzs pleaded guilty
to the charge. and was fined twenty
five dollars. which he paid.
It is, said that Out'zs made some
sartling s~ tatements. concerning oth
er xmees of the p~olice force and
the zity conneil. but these he denie~d
a t th e tiaml Thursday morning.
No acioin has yet .heen taken by
the counci, but it is not thought
that any thing more than the remv'
ali of the suspended officer will be
A1 Million ivorces
Prieiinilary estimates made by
the bureau of census as a result et'
the investigation of marriiage: and
dioc statisties, which began -last
sunmmer. indicate that the number
of appLlica.tions f'or divorce filed
throughout the United States during
the twemty year period fronm '18%~ to
19I wil;'cl 'each the enormous total
of 1.4111,000. It is estimated that
three-fourths of time applications
Ihave ben granted. so that the sta
tistics w'hen 'ompl)eted will show that
in the period stated more thaita
miin diu vor"ces have been allowed.
(Child Was in Coma.
A cntion. N. J1.. undrtakeri
wa cld to~ . prep ate t he body~ of
ch111ildfr bur~iiai. He comlpleted th
rr eiinary arr'angenments for clmi
'01oiinig the corpse5 andi was atboul
to make an incisont for' mhis poison
ions flds whben he "as astonlished
to s0 th'- e little figure mnove. Tin
v'stiatio show'ed t hat' lbe child
w'as stil 'diivo. .\dctor' "'as sum
monted and tile child was fully reviv'
ed. The hoise had now been chang
e'di fr'om one of so'rrow to one of re
hilled byl rin.
A kg~ratn has been received a
\mndersonl say~ing that uMonroe Crom
erha b leeni killed by' a piassenige
tin of the Soutthernf railway i:
on hm 1 5. deserting his young wvif
und 1wo\ sall c:hildren. Hie w'a:
n 1 mi oprat ive. His wife aind chil
-'re ad his maother' ar'e all livi:
n' thel lrogon mill vilage. He wa
a1 bout 2:t years of age.
lHe F'ooled Thiem.
.lInhn Colbert, of Amenia. N. Y
as) toldl by a New" York speciali>
list. September that hr (conia ml
liveC a moitnthI. lie tiipped th s-h
at :;2;. e told thespwl'ifit 'I a ll i
t ad' ice of the obl fam'lyhyian It
went on a ski. milk di. II' u
thans nearl 1he s0a '1 "d
To Death on the Little Steamei
Marion Near Charleston.
She Left the City Late Thursday
Night for Edisto and Took Fire
Off Hart's Island.
Fight colored passengers aboard
the steamer Marion, Captain Fergu
son, were burned to death early Fri
day morning, when the steamer was
near Hart's Landing. all of the ten
white passengers, if reports be true,
having escaped with slight injuries.
Capt. Ferguson was burned severe
Iybut it is understood that he is be
yond danger and that he stands a
good chance of recovery. The fol
lowing particulars of the disaster we
take from The News and Courrier:
The steamer Marion. with 10
Swhite nd thirty colored passengers
aboard. left the Union wharf at 11
o'clock Friday morning, and was
proeceding rapidly on her way, when
after being about four hours from
Charleston, fire was discovered in
the forward part of the vessel, and,
fanned by a strong breeze, made
such rapid headway that it became
impossible for all the passengers,
many of whom were asleep. to es
When the flames were discovered
every effort was made to reach Harts
Landing. and, seeing that the vessel
would be practically consumed be
fore the landing was reached, the
boat was turned towards the beach,
but so rapidly did the flames advance
that the passengers were being
scorched before the vessel reached
shoal water, and, despite the fact
that every effort was made to save
the passengers, eight of the colored
people aboard were burned to death.
When the heat of the advancing
flames became painful, the colored
passengers became frantic with fear,
and efforts to save them were ren
dered futile by the blind terror by
which they were possessed.
Capt. Bulwinkle, of the steamer
Atlantic City, came into port Thurs
day night with a large number of
the Marion's passengers- aboard. but
as the fire had broken out svhen most
of them were asleep, and as they
were heavy with slumber when they
had to escape for their lives, few
connected statements could be secur
ed from them. No white passengers,
it was learned, were burned and 8
colored passengers were burned to
The first news of the disaster
reached Charlston early Thursday
morning, when Mate John Foster
telegraphed to relations in the city
that th' Marion had been burned
acid that a number of negro passen
gers had been injured. He, himself,
so the telegram said, sustained only
slight burns and was in no danger.
The steamer Marion was of 206
tons register, 24 feet beam and 250
indicated horse power. She was
buit at Pregnall's shipyard in 1905
and was an excellent boat for the
purposes intended, that of carrying
freight and passengers in between
Charleston and Edisto. It could not
h!, ascertained Thursday night
wether or not any insurance was car
ried. The colored passengers who
lost their lives were understood to
be residents of the islands and the
names were unobtainable..
CU'T STEAMER IN TWO'
And She Sank With Several of Her
Crew at Once.
in hazy weather the French cruis
er Kleber Wednesday night rammed
and sank the American fruit steamer
Hugoma in the Mississippi river just
f New Orleans. Captain Lewis, of
he Hugomia, said that s~even coal
passrs and firemen had been drown
ed in his vessel. Most of them were
Japenese. James O'Neal, of New
York. suffered a broken leg from
the inmpact. The cruiser was but
The Kleber just arriving from Ha
vna wais rounding a sharp turn and
the ugoma drifting with the six
mle eddy ing current. turned direct
ly into the man-of-war's path. Cap
tan Lewis, of the Hugoma, says
thit his signal was mistaken by the
waship. The latter struck the
f ut shin admidships on the port
side nearly cutting the vessel in two,
and w ithin live minutes the Hugoma
plunged to the bottom in more than
10 f~ eet of water.
Several of her crew scram bled
uponO the bows of the. cruiser betorl
the latter b~acked free. while others
loeed boats antd one or' two .jump
'ed into the rivecs The launching of
ba ts was extremely diflicult, for
we'n they struck the Hugoma rolled
far to the starboard remaining there
until the cr'uiser backed, when th.
fruit sh'ip immediately hastened tc
port andi began to go down.
Tb" Hlugomia was bound for Port<
Rican ports, carrying a cargo of rice.
iour 'and cross5 tics. The vessel war
of smcafl tounage and was built in
I ' I ct Wyandotte. Mich.. and is
owed by the New York and Porte
Lost Both Hands.
Toy .lac'kson, a negro emiploye at
Comcer' Jaimes' sa~v mill on the plan.
ion of Mr. lB. W. WVoodwar'd
ao two miles from Taylor, lest
i'oth hanids and one foot by bcein'
brown into the running saw whilt
egi'ged in moving away the lumbhe!
as~ it wais sawed. Mr. JIames was
rnigthe mill himself when the
ccident occurred. The man alsc
*sutaned a severe cut in the righ1
side. cut doctors say- he wvill recover
About Land lDeals.
Hlar~y J. Crouch, a young far'mel
'iving neai' Gay, Ga.. was shot ai"
killed Thursday morning by his COUS
in, Gecorge P. Brown. The shootili
is rep~orted to have been thme resul
of a mcisunderstainig as to a lant
del. Brown claims self defenC
Coneh(1 leaves a wife :ind one chil
Murder ail~ nd ucide
Ir fIH. Mundell of' Conier'svis
l -i a~ -~ o\loudlay killed het
ud. agced' -->- oigt'd four and sevet
codu hes. a'eV~v and1 then :om
0 ~ hie. he had appeared t<
rethealth of mind and
othe rime of the' deed. The
1 (abe!. commander of th<
Trn-lsssip dpartment of th
1-nited Confederate Veterans, wa
arre-ste'd in Dallas. Texas. on Tues
a and put under $5,000 bon'd un
di the charge of being connecte<
.'it te Honduras lotterv.
The Steamer Berlin Goes Down
Off the Holland Coast.
ONLY ONE IS SAVED.
And One Hundred and Forty Persons
Perished With the Nessel, Which
Goes to Pieces in a Heavy Storm.
The- Lifesavers Were Power
less to Save the Crew and Passen
gers of the Ship.
The Rotterdam- mail steamer Ber
in, from England,-with 141 passen
grs and crew, was wrecked off the
Hook of Holland, at the entrance of.
the River Maas. leading to Rotter- -
dam, shortly before six o'clock
Thursday morning, and with one' ex
ception all on board perished.
A teriffic southwesterly gpIe was
blowing in shore and drove the Ber
lin on a sand bank close to the north
ern jetty as she was trying to enter
the new waterway. Heavy- seas
quickly pounded the vessel to pieces.
She broke in two, her fore part sink
ing immediately, while the doomed
passengers and crew could be seen
for a brief space of time clustered
on the after part.
The afterpart slippdd off the ledge
and disappeared in the mountainous
waves. Tugs and. life boats when
the alarm was first sounded prompt
ly put out to the assistance of the
Berlin, but *the violence of the gale
and the heavy seas made it impossi
ble to approach the wreck, and' the
helpless would-be life savers saw the
steamer break up and the crew and
passengers washed away without
ing able to render the slightest as
The Berlin left Harwich at ten
o'clock Wednesday night, upon the
arrival there of the London train
with the greater number, of passen
gers, who subsequently lost their
lives. The steamer should-K have
reached the Hook of Holland at 6
o'clock Thursday morning and would
have then proceeded for. Rotterdam
As the Berlin- was .entering .the
waterway at the entrance of the
River Maas, she apparently became
unmanageable bn- account, of- the
force of the wind and 'was driven
ashore. - The al'arm was giien -and
life boats from the shore- went to
the assistance of the stricken steam
er but the seas were so high. that the
boats were unable to approach the
Berlin close enough to take off any
of the passengers or crew and the
life boat men had to sit helpless
while the steamer pounded until she
broke in two and. every soul on
board was carried down. The steam
er apparently struck about midships,
as her fore part broke off and sank
immediately, while heir after part
could be seen for a considerab!e
period of time afterward.
The waterway in which the disas
ter occnrrd is a new one on the
north side of which is the pier andi
railroad station. The steamer must
have been within a few minutes; of
tying up after her rough passage'
across the North Sea when she was
ovrtakeni by the disaster. Land was
but a few yards away, and except
in the roughest weather those on
board the Berlin could have been
rescued without diffculty, specially
as the waterway Is' navigable at' all
Th Berlin was a steel steame~r, 12
years old and popular with travelers
ito the north of Europe. In summer
she usually was crowded with pas
sengers but at this time of the year
her average was about as it was
Thursday night, the number being
equally* divided between first and
second class. Much diffiuty is be
ing experienced in obtaining the
names of the passengers, as. the
tickets were- purchased ifrom many
agents in London and other cities,
while some of the travelers may lyave
had return tickets.
The only names the company
can be sure of are those of passen
gers. who secured reserved berths
T he company's agents are being
asked to send. in immediately to
headquarters the names of all such.
persons. The members of the crew,
numbering 50. were mostly English
men from Harwichi. The- officers'
were Capt. Precious, First Offier
C. Morsley: Second Officer J..Wyatt;
Chief Engineer Bennant; four .as
sistant engineers and four steward
RLMAN LD3IBS FOUND.
eet and Parts of Limbs Discovered
in New York City.
lu New York on Friday the feet
portions of the legs of a man or wo
man were found in a box in a snow
bank in the hackyard of a te'ement
house on third avenue. . The. legs
had been chopped off aparently
with an axe. From the-appearance
of the feet and legs it is believed
chat an attempt was made to destroy
ie by fire before they were placed
in the 'box and thrown where they
were found. The limbs were taken
to a police station and an investig-~
io was begun. 3cur adh
ioniced threa lmbs were cut from
the condy of a nprobably an Ital
the. bo uspena thep man may have
wn mdered aind his body cut up
in oneorthe tenements in the neigh
noehod It is possible the person
borood ~ing the feet' to the East
er eame intoxicated ~ and lost
fro his possession this evidence of
DetectiveS sifted the snow where
the box wvas found and discovered
ihe photograph of a young woman
on the back of which was written
the name "Faber." Mary Vasquez,
the janitress of the building behind
which the bones. were found,. stated
that she was sure the box wag not
there Thursday. She did not rec
ognize the photograph or the name,
but said that for several days lettery
Iadresed. to "Faber"~ had come .to
the house.which she had refused tO
receive because there was no one o.
that name in the building.
News received from Grand Banks,
-: F. Wednesday reports that the
shooiers Mlollic MI. and Tubal Cain
have been given up for lost, with
wele men on board.