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THE LONG AGO.
Some Reflections on the First
Settlement at Jamestown.
THE NATION GROWS.
The Greatest ExpositiOn and the Les
sons It Will Teach and the Lessons
It should Have Taught Instead.
Ou~r People Should Be Taught
The Arts of Peace and Not of
Three hundred years ago, says the
American Farmer, counting from
the 13th of this month of May, sev
eral boatloads of Englishmen rowed
up the James river, landed at a spot
some thirty miles above the present
city of Norfolk, Va., and established
what proved to be a pe2nanent col
ony. That was the beginning of the
United States. While men had pre
viously visited parts of the coast and
tarried awhile, but until the little
party stopped at Jamestown was
there a settlement that abide.. The
outlook was dreary and the hard
ships great for many years after the
landing. King Powhatan, with his
warlike Indians, controlled all that
section of the country, and resented
the intrusion of the Pale Faces.
Wars and massacres were numerous.
The little colony was often on the
brink of starvation, and would sure
ly have been exterminated but for the
occasional arrival of recruits from
Europe. Hunger forced them to i
utilize as food certain plants and
fruits which they found growing
wild, but with whose properties they
were hitherto unacquainted. They
learned from the Indians that a tu
ber which produced a purple flower
after running its roots in the ground,
was of an edible nature, and though
a rather poor and scrawny affair,
' was better than nothing to allay the
pangs of hunger. They dug it up,
planted it in their gardens and in
time greatly improved its quality.
This was the first cultivation of the
potato in North America. Another
important discovery was made des
tined to exercise a potential influence
in the agricultural world and con
tribute enormously to the wealth of
nations. An aromatic shrub, grow
ing wild in the savannahs and
swamps aronnd the Chickahominy,
was plucked by the Indians, dried in
the sun and used to make smoke in
pipes. The settlers observing this,
gathered, replanted and cultivated
what in time became the celebrated
tobacco of commerce.
Thus it will be seen that American
agriculture had its beginning here,
an infant industry, indeed, but one
which in course of years was to re
sult in something to amaze the civil
-ized world. Four years after the
first arrivals stepped ashore a ship
load of cattle was sent over from
England, and this was the germ of
live srock industry of the United
States. They were not the fine cat
tle we see now, only the common
scrub cattle of Europe, which were
the best the world then afforded,
but poor and scrawny as they were
they proved a blessing to the infant
*settlement on the James. By degrees
the Indians were conquered or beat
en back, and the colonists were able
to spread out their farms as far
back as the fails of the great river,
but fully a century elapsed before
white men were able to cross the Al
leghanies and find lodgment on
streams that flowed to the west.
Much history has been enacted since
the fateful arrival of the three boat
loads of men. Revolutions, wars,
rebellions, the making and overthrow
of governments, in fact the most
marvelous achievements of the hu
man race occurred between the da
tes of May 13, 1607, and May 13,
1907, when this number of the Amer
ican Farmer goes out to tell about
it. Three centuries is not a long
time in the life of a world, merely a
span when measured with eternity,
but no similar space of time has been
fraught with events of such impor
tance to the human race.
And now a great exposition is in
progress to emphasize and celebrate
what has occurred during this mem
orable interval. One would think
that it would be devoted to showing
what had been done for the educa
tion and uplifting of man, what for
his comfort and happiness, what ad
vance had been made in the arts of
peace, and especially the growth and
development of agriculture. On the
contrary, we learn that the "entio
ing splendors of war" have been
placed to the fore, magnified beyond
all measure. The original appropri
ation of $200,000 for the whole show
has been almost equaled by the out
lay upon the military part of the ex
position alone. Even the memories.
of the civil war, something better to
be forgotten, are to be freshened
by a spectacle of one of its most
tragical battles simply to attract and
and amuse a crowd of careless spec
tators. Guns and gunboats are giv
en a primacy as the exponents in,
these three hundred years. What
would the founders of the Republic
say to this amazing program? Do
we not know well, have we not their.!
solemn word, that it is treason to all
for which they labored and to which
they aspired? It was precisely to
help the world away from these bane
ful old vanities and wrongs that they
founded the American Union. Wash
ington's words concerning war,
"with all its enticing splendors,"~
were: "My first wish is to see this
plague to mankind banished from the
earth." There is no criticism upon
a proper display of military and na
val ships as an incident of the expo- ~
sitio'n. But to arrange it expressly
as a frsival of war instead of a eel- I
ebration o'f peace is a woeful ana- f
chronism. It is especially abhorrent
and out of place at the very time1
The Hague tribunal for the sette-1
ment of all international disputes by
arbitration is in session, and when
the World's Peace Society is meeting
and debating means to stamp out
forever that curse of all curses to
the human race, that crime against
civilization involved in the wholesale
murder of the people of one nation
by those of another in order to grat
ify the barbarous taste for blood
and the ambitious desire for what is
called "military glory."
The tenderest thing in the world
is a woman's hand when it caresse~s
But when it gets a grip on a nian's
urrenders His Loot to C-Brl on
Promise of Liberty.
Mss Elsie Holmes. of Brooklyn,
Finds a Robber Looting Her Home
And Stops Him.
Miss Elsie Holmes, a pretty young
woman. who lives with her father,
F. M. Holmes, at 675 Decatur street,
Brooklyn, told an interesting story
of how she came upon a burglar in
her room and agreed not to give an
alarm after the thief had surrender
ed her dead mother's ring.
Strange to relate, the heroine
neither fainted nor screamed when
she came across the burglar. .
Miss Holmes is a brunette and is
twenty years old. The burglar got
into the house while she was doing
some shopping. This is her story:
"I went into the house on my re
turn from shopping. Father had gone
to his office and I was alone. I went
un stairs to my room to remove my
raps, and, as I glanced in the mir
ror, I saw the reflection of a man's
ace. I was very much frightened,
but I did not faint or scream.
"I looked around for the man, and
s I did so he ran over and caught
ne by the throat and forced me into
"'Keep quiet,' he said, 'and I
ron't hurt you. I want to explain
ny presence here. My wife and chil
ren are starving, and I have been
Eorced to steal to provide them with
lood. But if you do not alarm the
>olice I will give you back everything
[have taken and will go away.'
"1 told him that if he would do
his I would let him go away with
>ut warning the police. Then he be
ran to take from his pockets a lot of
jewelry he hhd taken from a drawer
n my dresser.
"One of the things he took from
is clothes was my dead mother's
-ing, I begged him not to take that,
ven if he took everything else, as it
was my mother's ring; that she had
been dead eight years and that it
would break my father's heart if he
"'Miss,' he said, 'I will not take
the ring or anything else. I was a
gentleman once, and my mother lov
ed me. She does not dream that I
have come to this. But, as you value
this ring, so do I my liberty, and I
want you to swear to me that you
will not try to have me arrested."
"I thought of his wife and children
and of his promise, and I assured him
that I would not put the police on
"I walked down stairs and opened
the front door for him. As he went
down the steps he lifted his hat to
me and walked rapidly away. I felt
very sorry for him. He was a young
After the polite burglar had left,
iss Holmes telephoned her father.
~r. Holmes did not take so charita
ble a view of the matter as had his
laughter, and he notified the Brook
lyn police. They are looking for the
Moais, of New Zealand, Are Now
Quite Highly Civilized.
The Moaris, of New Zealand, are
in many respects the most remark
able savages with whom the white
men has come in contact. Fifty
ears ago cannibalistic feasts at
which the flesh of fallen enemies
was served, were not uncommon.
Today, descendants of this same
race are serving in the New Zealand
parliment. All exercise the right to
vote, the women having been granted
that 'priviledge in 1893 at the same
time it was granted the English wo
men on the island.
When the English first occupied
the island of New Zealand about 60
years ago, It is estimated, there were
00000 Moarins. Now there are
bout 35,000 in reservations in the
C~orthern provinces. They have their
wn schools and government and
show that they are proficient in the
exercise of their rights as their En
As native savages, the English
round that the Maoris had unuasual
bility for building, fortifying and
efending stockades. They were
killed as decorators, and carvers in
wood and stone.
Tattooing was a favorite art. All
~nembers of all the various tribes had
o be tattooed. The person who re
fused to undergo the torture was
comed to slavery. The decoration
served partly as ornament and partly
ELLOREE DISPENSARY CLOSED
rder of the County Board of Con
trol Becomes Effective.
Pursuant to the order of Orange
urg County Board of Control the
lloree dispensary closed its doors
[uesday. There was $125.25 unsold
stock on hand, and this is at the dis
posal of the board. On February 16,
when all the dispensaries were tem
porarily closed under the new law,
here was about $700 worth of stock
n hand. When the dispensary was
pened under the present law a car
Load of whiskey was shipped to El
Loree, and the first named figures is
what remained of the old supply and
the shipment when Dispenser Weeks
checked up Thursday.
The dispensary has been in oper
ation at Elloree a little over thir
teen years ago, and Mr. J. M. Weeks
as served continuously as dispencer
uring that time. He has made a
apable and efficieut official, enforc
Ong the law without fear or favor as
applied to the sale of whiskey under
:he dispensary system. He retires
rom his position with the respect
and confidence of the people.
There has been a long and contin
ious fight at Elloree for prohibition
and there are many who believe that
he above action is for the best. The
)pportunity for the .practice of pro
iibition now presents itself, and we
iope it will be a success. But if all
e hear is true there are one or two
)laces not far from Elloree that will
tave to be looked after. We throw
his hint out to those whose busi
tess it is to enforce the law.
. Man In Spartanburg Dies From
Scratch on Finger.
At Spartanburg as the result of
lood poisoning in his nose, develop
:d from a scratch on his little finger.
\. . H-aughton. a well known in
urance agent and broker, died at
idnight. Tuesday~ at the home of Dr.
'L. Potts. where he had been taken
>r treatment. Mr. Haughton was
aken ill Wednesday week and was
ent to the home of Dr. Pots, that
te might secure every atatention.
The deceased was one of the best
WAS SCARED OFF.
New York Clerk Lost Courage
and Left bonds..
Stole Bonds to the Value of $800,000
and Had an Additional S500,000
Worth of Securities.
Fear saved the Trust Company of
America in New York city, $500,000
and prevented the greatest steal that
has ever been planned. Had Wil
liam 0. Douglass kept his courage
to the last he would have suceeded
in carrying away bonds valued at
$1,300,000. In that case he would in
all probability have been in a posi
tion to compel the bank officers to
let him go free.
As it is he got away with bonds
to the value of $800,000. Why he
did not carry away the additional
$500,000 worth of gilt edged securi
ties he had concealed in his desk,
is not known, but it is thought he
had not the temerity to return for
this portion of his plunder after the
theft was discovered.
After a meeting this week of the
directors of the comxany, a formal
statement of the loss was made pub
lic. It shows that securities of the
market value of $570,000 were ab
stracted by the assistant loan clerk.
All the securities have been recov
ered with the exception of $63,000.
In making this recovery the com
pany had to pay $102,000 to various
stock exchange brokerage firms,
who held the securities as collateral.
Deducting the clerk's bond, the to
tal net loss to the company is rated
at $140,000. A complete report of
the entire transaction by which
Douglas and Dennet got possession
of the securities was made to the
Regarding the disclosure of the
theft by Douglass and Dennett,
Charles H. Kept, state superinten
dent of banks, made the following
"We shall begin at once the exam
ination of the securities of trust
compines.This means all the securi
ties. The practice has been grow
i'g for New York banks to borrow
money for Western banks on colla
teral sent on here. We have not
in the past examined these seccuri
ties, but shall do so in the future.
The purpose is to prevent substitu
"For instance, a bank might take
securities from trust funds and put
them with the collateral for loans
during a period of examination.
They' could be returned to their
proper places when the examiners
finished with their work, I don't say
that this has been done, but I say
that it could be cone."
THEY ROBBED CARS.
Several Men in Columbia Arrested on
At Columbia Mr. R. R. Sealey, pro
prietor of a retail grocery store, was
arrested by detective M. Harrison
of r~ne Seaboard road Thursday on
the charge with the theft of $300
worth of tobacco, sugar and rice,
which were located in an outhouse of
his relative, Thomas Howell, a far
mer living near Jacob Station, six
teen miles south of Columbia on the
Seaboard road. Other arrests are ex
pected. It is believed that there has
been a conspiracy on the part of sev
eral men to rob cars in the yards
or at the stations near Columbia.
Despondency Drives the Son of An
Admiral to Suicide.
A dispatch 'from Paris says de
spondency is given as the reason for
suicide by Charles J Steadman, of
New York and Philadelphia, son of
the late Rear Adm-iral Steadman.
Steadman and his wife reached
Paris after a tour, accompanied by a
little girl. Steadman is reported to
have been drinking heavily, causing
despondency. He shot himself in the
mouth, when left' alone for a few
GALE ON THE GULF.
One Hundred People Killed and
Much Poperty Lost.
Advices from Mexico City say the
latest advices as to destruction caus
ed by the hurricane, which swept
over the Gulf coast of Campecho,
tend to increase estimates of dam
age. It is believed that the dead will
number fully a hundred, while the
property loss amounts to millions.
Many persons are reported injured
and it is feared many will die. Crops
are reported to have suffered greatly.
D)ISTRESS IN ARMENIA.
Earthquakes and Famine are Giving
Earthquakes and famine are caus
ing deplorable distress in the Bitlis
district of Turkish Armenia. A dis
patch from there said that the earth
shocks were still being felt there, ac
companied by teriffic storms and
lightning which had wrought much
havoc. The food supplies, it was
added, were quite inadequate.
The Fair Sex.
Many a girl who can't sing does
A girl sees nothing wrong in kiss
ing the right man.
A woman would rather break a $5
bill that o ten-cent dish.
A pound of candy will go farther
with a woman than a ton of argu
It's easier for a married man to
stop a runaway horse than his wife's
In after years a woman imagines
there is something wrong with her
husband if he doesn't find fault with
Some women wear combs to hold
their hair up and some wear them
to hold it on.
When a woman is happy it is a
sign she has got something new in
the way of clothes.
Whe nthe woman takes the con
ceit out of a man she herself is apt to
have a double supply.
There is a vast difference between
loving a girl extravagantly and lov
ing an extravagant girl.
No poor man has any business to
marry a woman who has a mania
for making nothing out of something.
A woman seldom means what she
says, but occasionlly she makes a
mistake and says what she means.
A man isn't always as old as he
feels, but a woman is always as old
as she says she is-and then some.
Usually a mother is not able to
see the badness in her own children
or the goodness in the children of
Every mali ought to marry a wo
nan who is a good manager, be
cause few men are any good unless
they ar prorly manag-ed.
THE LOST BOY
Is Found Dead In The Marsh Near
The body of little Horace Marvin,
who dissapeared from. the farm of
his father at Kitts Hammock, near
Dover, Del., March 4, was found Sat
urday afternoon in a marsh in a
fair state of preservation.
The spot where the body was found
is about a half mile east of the farm
house toward the Delaware river.
Kitts Hammock is between seven and
eight miles from Dover and is with
out communication with any place.
From information brought by a
horseman it is learned that the
clothes on the child were the same
as he wore the day he disappeared.
The body was found lying face down
Dr. Marvin, the father of the boy.
believes that those who stole his lit
tle fellow in March, killed him and
left his body where it was found to
mislead the public. Others believe
that the lad strayed off and died
where he was found, and that he
never was kidnapped at all.
EVERYBODY MUST MARRY.
Omaha Council Provides Fines For
Those Disobeying Ordinance.
All old maids and bachelors of
Omaha, Neb., must get married or
pay a heavy fine, if the city council
has the power to make them do it.
A bill to be introduced at the next
meeting of the council requires all
single persons between the ages of
25 and 45, of normal physical and
mental condition, to get married in
60 days. No excuses are to be ac
cepted. Only widowers will be ex
emp. "Cowboy" Mayor Dahlman
says he will sign the ordinance.
Guilford, Mo., and an Iowa town
have passed an ordinance taxing
ANSWERED SPIRITS CALL.
Baby's Ghost Beckoned to Woman
Who Went to Her Grave.
Hunted by the ghost of her baby
niece of whom she had been extreme
ly fond, Mrs. Daniel Clauer of Spring
field, Ohio, died, it is believed, in an
swer to the call of the .child. She
said the baby came every day and
beckoned to her to come.
In the last two years, Mrs. Clauer's
family have been invaded by death
no less than seven times. One by
one her brothers and sister, then her
husband, and finally her little niece
went to their graves and she felt
that there was nothing on earth for
her to -live for longer.
LEFT CHILDREN LOUE) UP
Parents Return to Find Four Burned
Four small children were burned
to death Saturday night in the home
of Martin Campbell, eight miles from
West Branch, Mich. Mr. and Mrs.
Campbell had gone to a dance a mile
away from their home, leaving their
six little ones locked in the house.
They left a big fire in the stove and
in some manner- this ignited the
house, which was destroyed. The
children were awakened by the
flames and the two oldest, aged 8
and 10 years managed to escape.
The four smaller ones perished.
Oddities of the Calendar.
The first and last days of the year
are always the same day. October
always begins onl the same day of
the week as January, April as July,
September as December, and Febru
ary, March and November on the
same day. May, June and August
always begin on different days from
each other and from every other day
In the year.
MISTAKES IN MEMORIALS.
The. Black Prince is Called the
"Prince of Whales."
Some remarkable mistakes in me
morials have totally escaped notice
until it was too late to rectify them.
The spurs on the boots of Cromwell's
statue at Westminster Abbey, Lon
don, are the most interesting feature
of the monument, although they gen
erally get no attention at all from
sightseers. They are worn upside
down. In a painted window on the
staircase which leads from the floor
of Westminster palace to the com
mittee rooms an inscription on a
sword wielded by the "Black Prince"
has the words "Prince of Whales."
Again, in the fresco depicting the em
baration of the Pilgrim Fathers in
the corridor leading from the outer
lobby at St. Stephen'. to the House of
Lords the Mayflower is shown to be
hoisting the union jack-a flag which
did not come into existence until over
250 years after the days of the May
$1,000 For a Newspaper.
During the siege of Kimberley the
editor of the only daily papers there
was often hard put to find enough
news. One day in a club room he
found Cecil Rhodes reading a fairly
new paper from Cape Town. He bor
rowed it and rushed to his own office,
where it soon appeared as a special
edition, selling like hot cakes. That
same evening he met Mr. Rhodes, who
inquired: "Where's my Cape Town
paper?" Oh, I cut it up for the print
ers," was the reply. "Please don't de
that again," said Rhodes mildly.
That paper came through by native
runners and cost me $1,000."
Houses Made From Whales.
Not very long ago there was on
he coast of Lancashire, England, a
ottage and boathouse that were made
almost entirely from the remains of a
score or so of whales that had been
driven ashore some yea,r~s before. The
framework of the edifice consisted
wholly of whalebone, and the dried
skins of the huge creatures were neat
ly and strongly fastened as a covering
for wars and roof. Thre is another
bilding of exactly the same kind in
Sotlan, and in this case the skulls
..f the whales and some of the heavier
bones are used with great effect as
Thunder, just because it is a noise
r which there is no visible cause,
hs always excited the imagination of
the unscientific. One old writer ex
pains the belief of his day that "a
storm is said to follow presently when
a company of hogges vunne crying
home," on the ground that "a hogge
is most dull and of a ihelancholy na
ture and so by reason doth foresee the
rin that cometh." Leonard Digges,
in his 'Prognostication Everlasting"
(156) mentions that "thu~der in the
morning signifies wind, about noon
Followed His Sweetheart to
America and Murders Her.
Her Repeated Refusals To Marry
Madden the Czar's Bodyguard
Causes Her Death Warrant.
The revengeful nature of Franz
Andrukat, a former soldier in the
czar's bodyguard, caused him to shoot
and fatally injure Martha Koris, in
a bakery, in Philadelphia, this week.
He was maddened by her repeated
refusals to marry him. After the
shooting Andrukat coolly viewed the
body prostrate on the floor, then
turned the revolver on himself and
fired two shots that my end his life.
In the ambulance that bore victim
and would-be suicide to the hospital,
the young woman died. Andrukat
has a bullet in his brain and his
chances for recovery are slim.
The murder of the young German
girl finished the climax to a story of
affection unrequited. Eight years
ago Andrukat made his first offer to
marry, but his proposal was reject
ed. He was then 19 yaars of age, and
the girl 15. Three years ago, when
the couple were in their native vil
lage at Taroka, just over the Rus
sian line, Martha was attacked by
her lover, then a dragoon. She was
asked to marry and on her refusal
Andrukat struck her down with a
hatchet. He was imprisoned two
years for his crime. But imprison
ment did not change his intentions.
Before he was liberated the young
woman came to this country and
found employment in Philadelphia.
Her lover learned of her where
abouts and pursued her across the
ocean. Frequently he called at the
home where she was employed as a
domestic and demanded to see the
girl. He was always turned away. A
short time ago he sought revenge
by having Martha arrested on the
charge of stealing $30 and two rings
from him. She was acquitted, but
returned suit by prosecuting Andru
kat for tormenting her by his atten
tions. He was fined $15 and announc
ed his intentions for getting revenge.
Martha seldom left the home of
August Ramstein, 1209 South street,
except on short errands,. On the
morning of the shooting she went fox
a loaf of bread. Scarcely had she an
nounced her order when her lover
entered the store. "I will give you
one more chance to be my mife," he
said in German. Fearful because o
his former attempt to take her life
the girl was indignant and at the
same time resolute. "I would rather
die than marry you," was her reply.
Her refusal was her death warrant.
"Then you shall die!" her lover rc
sponded, and, pulling his revolver,
fired two shots, one entering hei
right breast and the other severing
her spinal column at the neck. Ther
he made the attempt to kill himself.
All efforts to locate the bullet in the
injured man's brain have proven fu
tile. It is thought by physicians thai
he cannot recover.
Let Them Alone.
If we are to judge by the thous
ands of people who are being dail3
swindled by the numerous get ricd
schemes that infest the country, the
American people are becoming par
ticularly easy. Almost every larg<
city seems to be a'fruitful field fo2
the swindler's operations, and the
poor dupes almost tumble over eaci
other in their effort to get some
thing for nothing or fabulous returne
for a small outlay, which anyone oi
average intelligence ought to know
was a swindle without being ap
prised of the fact. Aside from thu
the press of the country is continu
ally warning the people of the dan
gerous character of those swindlirfg
operations and publishing reports ol
the thousands who have learned by
dear experience of the frauduleni
nature of so many concerns in whict
they have intrusted their all. We
would say it serves them right were
it not for the fact that the victimi
in many cases are poor people whc
can ill afford to lose their daily earn
ings in this manner. We would ad~
vise our readers to let all these gel
rich quick cencerns alone.
Wise and Otherwise.
Some queer birds roost in family
Even a busy man has time to feel
sorry for himself.
Genuine happiness is able to stand
a lot of hard knocks.
Success has made a fool of many
an otherwise sensible man.
Many a cool thing slips through a
man's grasp because he is too pre
About the only time the majority
of us act natural is when we are
Men who whistle at their work
sldomi work and better than when
Freedoni of speech has enabled
many a man to give it to himself in
A man has no more use for a cry
ing baby than a woman has for a
Some people are such consistent
knockers that they refuse even to
ring a door bell.
Poetry of love is transformed into
prose when matrimony reaches the
When a man is in too great a hur
S nire he is apt to make a
fool of himself.
A man may realize his own im
ortance, but if he is wise he also
realizes that other people do not.
ILLED) BY NEGRO
Aged Couple Murdered and Two Chili
dren Pursued by Fiend.
Thomas Johnson and his wife were
murdered at Italia, Fla., Thursday
about two o'clock by a negro.
When the aged couple were shot
down in their home there were two
small children nearby and they has
tened to give the infornmation to the
home nearest by. They state that
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were in their
house when they were shot down by
the negro and that both of them
cried for help.
Observing the two children, the
negro reloaded his shot gun and gave
pursuit. The children state thaat
they outran 'iim and got away.
A FATA LWRECK~
Nothing Has Been Heard Of The
It is now thought that the Italian
ark, Oriente, stranded near Ponyers
W~ill on the North Carolina coast will
prove a total wreck. Nothing has
been heard from the missing crew
f the Oriente.
S'DAKG OPOWDEEK '
The only excuse for buying anything but
a Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Bakog
Powder~ii1to save a few cents in price.
(JROYAL cistsgy-ou a few cents more per can than Alum or Phos
phate of Lime powders, but. it is worth far more than the difference
to keep youtiscuit, cakes and pastry free from the injurious
effects of these cheapening substitutes.
4]Continued use of Alum means permanent injury to hbalth.
Avoid Alum Ailments-Say plaily
FIFTY INJURED. FOB MtDER. I BLOODY TRAGEDY.
John Sheldon, Colored, Legally Exe
cuted at Spantanburg.
More Than One Hundred Were atingthe g Caught a Man and HIsS Wife
After escaping the 'gallows for
more than one year for the murderer Cgmprggjsjg P i
Penned in Building. of Alf Briggs, his father-in-law, John
-__Shelton, colored, was hanged in jail
at Spartanburg at noon Friday, the
Story lr anexecution being carried out without And Knocked Them Both in the Head
hitch or accident.
tablishment Wiped Out. Loss Es- After the death warrant was read With a Hammer*Before They Had -
the doomed man walksed to the trap Time to Awake.
timated at $50,000. door as coolly as though he was go- .
ing to work. As he passed by the A special dispatch from Columbia
At Chicago, more than 100 persons cells he waved his hands to the pris- to the News and' Courier says there'
were penned in a burning building oners, and said "goodbye boys." was another murder in the Waverley
When the execution room was neighborhood Sunday -ning, but
Wednesday at 255 Wabash avenue reached Shelton stepped on the trap the adair difered from the recent
and narrowly escaped with their liv- door with a steady step, and, while homicides in and around Columbia,
es. Fully half of these.persons were 'his hand and feet were being bound beinga case of the "unwritten law'.
injured in the panic to escape, but there was not the quiver of a -mus- among negroes.
none is expected to di cle He was asked 1f he had any- It seems that abobt midnight, J'ohn'
Many of those who were only thing to say and replied he had not. Jacobs, a negro carpenter, returned
yhurt made off in the confu- Prayer was then offered by a min- to his home in Waverley and found it
lightly hurtmadeoffinthec ister and at noon the trap was sprung locked against hin, but..entering
ion without assistance. Several re- The drop of several feet broke the through a windo the-discovered his
ceived their injuries while assisting neck of Shelton. The execution was -wire, Bessie Jacobs, asleep in the
women from the building. witnessed only by officials and news- same bed with Will- Johnson, a negro.
The building is a four story struc- paper men. John Jacobs preceeded to kill both:
ture, the first floor of which was oc- Dthe, a a hewmah he
cupedby heStoy ClrkPi n RO1'XTIyG 'rA1R ELWORE thog, hitin .&% %-m-nhehA
copnand the second floor by the 'with a' hammer, as they slept. His
Lts Lunh club. The two upper Young Mr. Irnck Losses His Life on a blows ended th~ life of his wife, but
loors were unoccupied. The injur- notigTrp Taof aneHspit, whunr trat
d were either patrons or employ Fmeng ri.t.o aeHsiaudrtet
s of the lunch club. Thins ohe e loe omnt a hc- Jacobs went to the' home of his
he building was burned out, caus- ed when the news reached there that em',loyer, the colored contractor, A.
ng a loss of $50,000. :Wroth Irick had been accidentally S. Jono, and with Johnson, went
The fire broke out shortly before drowned in Parsonage Pond about to the police station and surrendered,
th usa uh of Lhe lunch hour had five miles from that place Friday af-~ and is now in jail. He was under
Thesu umbrofptrn- ternoon about 6 o'clock. Mr. Irick, the Impression that he had killed
eguni. Tenmeofptosninc pany with Mr. J. H. Weeks both man and woman but when 'the
he place was said by Mrs. Cecehia andPo~f. J. D. Holler left E11oree officers reached the scene the negro
alaney, one of the proprietors, to Friday afternoon to put out nets in'mn Will Johnson, was alive' and
e about 75. The employes of the the pond. Young Irick and Weeks wa an t h optla ona
stablishment numbered 25. . were in the boat together and Mr. Ipossible. The sheriff, police and cor
The fire started in the basement, ' Irich not being an erxperienced pad-~ over went to the scene soon after the
t is presumed, from, some defect in dler the boat in some- way sank, in nw ece h iy
he electric apparatus. It sprea the centre of thumed ream newsoa - rEadthes city.
vt-greaft rainte upea ofrthe build- into the water and called to Irick to i None ever saw an angel
ithoonehelevatorhfilled with do likewise. Mr. Irick, not 1'ealizing Except the ones in books;
ng. Wihoeeeao ild the imminent danger stood up in the I don't believje. a mortal
flames, the other elevator rendered sinking boat, presumably waiting for; Knows how an angel looks.
seless and the stairway chocked his chance to swim to land. His' We guess at-.somethingmisty,
ith fire and smoke, the only escape head was swept under by a wave and With trailing wings of white,
left to the people who had not made it is thought he became strangled With amber tresses fioating,
heir way to the street at the first .and lost his wits. A.nd garments strangely bright.
alar wasthrogh 1 sml idow. Young weeks went to his assist
arma therck whc opene wn a :ie ance and he was seized by the drown- IBut I believe that angels
escape leackding toenaley. outfr ing man with a deathlike grip. In Walk here in mortal guise;
seae ladig t th aley. Abutthe struggle both came very near be- Though' we discern but faintly
0 persons were caught with only ing drowned, Weeks doing all he Through heavy-lidded eyes,
this chance of safety. Most of these could to save him. He managed to Or see them as they leave zus,
were women, and they made a fran- tear away from the drowning ma,n, .-Who walked before us here,
tic rush in an effort to escape. Those and being exhausted of, strength and Their angelhood quite hidden
who first stepped on the fire escape' excited barely escaped. Mr. Holler Because It lived so near.
ere almost immediately pushed off was at sucn a distance that he could I can remember angels
and fell to the alley, 20 feet below. not lend assistance. Who semed but common folks,
Bfrthe culd or gt out of the'i As soon as the news reached El~ Who wore old-fashioned bonnets
wayfohrs tell or jued upnloree a searching party was formed 4.d faded *inter-cloaks,
ray thes fll o gupe ponand the body recovered about eight WIho. came when dire disaster.
them. The women piled upon each o'clock and broughts to Mr. Irick's Crowned lesser home' misnaps,
other in a mass, from which they home. rwe e ~iat rwe
were dragged as quickly as possible ,'Mr. Irick was about 22 years old OrThen dealmant carowe'
y men from neighbormng stores; and was in the employ of Mr. J. M. Teda aenlip
but every one of those who came out Weeks, as salesman. He was a quiet With curving arms wide open
f that rear window was injured in unassuming young man and was lik- To take the weary in,
som mnnr, xcptthe last half ed by all with whom he came in With patient love to listen
oen whonnere ece bfie n.contact. Besides his father and To childish, want and sin.
oze, wo wre esced y fremn.mother' and several sisters and one What better thing could: angel
WIDO WATS AMAES. brother he leaves a young bride of ,Fcr childish' sinners do.
WIDO WATS AMAES. two months. Than listen to their story,
Clais Tat '~rOldAffctins Ae NW CTTO PiKIN ~ And bid them strive anew?
lais hatJ Ol Aecton ArNWOTONPCKNGMAHIE And there are fireside angels
All roke Up.Upon whose faded hair
All Broen 19.Concrn With $200,000 Capital Or- We see no crown of glory
Abreach of promise has been insti- Iganized in Columnbia Saturday-. And yet the crown is there!
IThere was organized in Columbia Then, there are moth~er angels
tuted against Adolphus Youker, a Saturday a concern that may mean With patient love,' and true,
prominent and wealthy citizen of much for the South in the cotton in- Whose loving hand upholds us
Joliet, Ill., in which Mrs. Mary Hop- dustry. The company is known as .The darkest trials through.
kins, a widow, with whom Youker the neuati isCottonthPickn M sA- .m!tecids ne
asbe orig ead$000places at $200,000. Who beckons as I write
damages. The machine is a recent invention Perchanse I should not know him
Tuesday Youker surprises hos and works on the principle of ato Hec In mystic srhbe o 'shjaet,
rieds y mrryngMrs Mia Kllfrom the boll and transfers it to And where the shadows fall,
mer, a widow. Both bride and bride .another vacuum, through which the I wait, through long and lonely
groom are seventy-four years of age. dirt and leaves are dropped. years
The plaintiff in the suit is about 50? A. G. Kinyon of Greensboro, N. .C.. To catch the long-hushed ca11.
years of age, and haas a grown son. iis president; J. R. Malcolm s. vice KLEDAOTB RD IL
For two or three years she has president, Murray Stewart of Savan- KILDAOTB RDBL
been occupying one of rouker's nah secretary and treasurer, and R.
houses, the old gentleman staying T. Wilson and E. F. Howe of Colum- And Old Farmer Shot By His Son
there. She claims he made violent bia are members of the board of di
love to her during that period, and rectors. in *w
that he promised to marry her. hes company plans to put ther ma- oter nae fre e
KILLED) HIS FATHER calculated that the weight of the ma- siding two miles . from Pelzer, was
- chine for one or two horses will be shot and instantly 1Cilled Friday at
Becus H Wa Batng isMohe about 1,000 pounds and will do the' noon by Neil Banks, For'tner's son
ecaue HeWas eatng Hs Mo er.work of at least forty hands in one i-a.Tesotn curdi
In Teir ome.day.the front yard of the murdered man.
J. Henry Middle Karp. a seventeen SNATCHED F'ROM DEATH . .Four shoots took effect and death
year old youth, shot and killed his -resulted instantly.
fther in their home at Catonsvlie, Seven Miners Rescued from Dark Re- The shooting resulted from the re
Md., Thursday in defense, it is al- cesses of Colliery. fusal of Banks to pay a board bill.
gd of his mother's life. ofaHe had been boarding with Fortner
Middlesharp began beating his Taken from the dark recesses of. up to a short time ago. 4Wvhen Banks
wife it is averred. Another sonl went coal mine where they had been im- returned Friday to get his trunk
her assistance when the mngrab.. prisonled for over one hundred hours,-Frnrefsdtdeiritohm
bd both wife and son by their and snatched almost from the jaws unil board bill of $18 was settled.
troats and began choking them.it of death, seven men taken from Wiunt frrprvcton ti
tis moment Henry appeared wiad the Berwind White mine No. 38 at saithou Bansurt' hi provocltin ite
volvr _adshthsfaherde_ Foustwell, Pa., are lying in the Ber- gan firig. .
BOAT CAPSIZED). wind hospital, physically exhausted Banks departed immediate1 after
and oblivious to all about them, and the shooting aifi'"' ~J'ehu
.ereDronedrecovering their strength in sleep. ,Saturday night -e a Coun '::a
Two Young Ladies WeeDond They were reached about ten o'- The ijnf of e murerf a'nd he imme
an 1e Saved Themlselves. clock Thursday night but were not notof e udeie nd e immte
an Mlmoved until early Friday morning. di". iy ser Thudepesd searcno hd
A dispatch from Charlotte, N. C., Soon after arriving at the hospital mn:' -erereside muPerdf eeremala
syaboton the Catawba river the men were sound asleep, and no "n wa s r hyesidnt eemoevera
asize Thsay n iss i~u- communication is allowed with them. ycr-anrs shihyesemd
bight and Goble were drowned. An- \\he'1 a man can hang on to hisithn moueyate your relais them
oher lady wer rei 'ed and two men money it's a sign that he isn t mar-fot having e it.o epiete
of e prysvea th.hmives. red. frnthvn t