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VOL. XXI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1907. NO. 36
DIED FROM DRUG.
A Newberry Woman Meets Death
in a Singular Manner.
KILLED - BY A POISON.
Itinerant Dentist Named Armstrong
Pulls Eleven Teeth for Mrs. Berry
And She Dies Within Three Hours.
He is Arrested at Clinton and Will
Be Taken to Newberry.-Another
Woman Became 111, Also.
Immediately after havinganumber
of her teeth extracted Thursday
morning by an itinerant dentist, who
gave his name as Clint Armstrong,
Mrs. Corrie Berry, who lived with
her borther-in-law, Mr. S . L. Price.
at the Mollhon Mill in Newberry.
was taken seriously ill and within 3
hours she was dead. Dr. W. E. Pel
'ham, Jr. was summoned. but reached
her bedside shortly after her death.
The following particulars of the
sad accident we, take from the News
and Courier of last Friday. Miss Vic
toria Rivers, also a sister-in-law of
Mr. Price, had two teeth pulled by
the same dentist, and she was ill but
has about recovered.
Mrs. Berry was the widow of the
late Emanuel Berry and a sister of
Mrs. Price, with whom she lives. She
was about 38 years of age, and leaves
a son about 16 years old. She had
suffered with a weak heart during
the past twelve months and had been
attended by Dr. W. E. Pelham, Jr.
Dr. Ellesor also treated her last sum
mer for heart trouble..
Mrs. Berry was at home with her
sister, Mrs. Price, when Armstrong
called. It is stated by those who
talked to him that he represented
himself as a traveling dentist from a
Greenville house, saying that his
house employed seven or eight den
tsts, who were out on the road. He
is known by some people in New
berry, who say that he has relatives
at-the Newberry Mill, and that at one
time he worked there himself, after
wards having moved to Anderson. It
is stated that he spent Wednesday
night with his relatives at the New
When he called at Mr. Price's
home he was told that Mrs. Berry
had several teeth which she wanted
pulled and he proceeded with the
work of extracting eleven teeth. Be
fore beginning the operation. Mrs.
Price says. he injected a fluid into
Mrs.*Berry's gums. Mrs. Berry was
taken sick almost immediately after
the operation. In fact, she did not
leave the chair in which she was sit
ting when her teeth were extracted.
but was lifted from this chair to the
bed where she died.
About the time Armstrong finish
ed extracting Mrs. Berry's teeth, Mrs.
Victoria Rivers, a sister of Mrs.
Price, came over from the mill.
here she was at work. and while
she was at the Price's she had Arm
strong to extract two of her teeth.
She went back to the mill and at
noon went to the home of her father.
Mr. J. R. Rivers, for dinner. About
the time she reached home, she was
taken ill, and Dr. P. G. Ellesor was
summoned to see her. As stated, she
has about completely recovered.
When it was seen that Mrs. Berry
was seriously ill. Armtronhg was call
ed back to the Price home and show
ed the condition of Mrs. Berry. Mr.
Price had gotten home from the mill
by this time. Armstrong felt Mrs.
Bry'st pulse ad sated that she had
a practicing physician be summone
atoc.This was done, and Dr. Pel
am. creached Mrs. Berry's bedside
a few minutes after her death In
the meantime Armstrong had let
About this time it was learned that
Miiss Rivers was also sick and several
rties went out to look up Arm
strong. but failed to find him. ha
was thought Cihat Armstrong aito
ads Laurenls. Sheriif Buford tele
phoned a description -to Clinton and
reqesed that if a man answering
reuet wa nthe train, to hold him.
e received a message stating that
Armstrong had been captured.hSher
iff Buford had also telegraphdt
Anderson. Greenville and Whitmie
Dr.- W. E. Pelham, Jr.. hdbe
onths pastr. Shehad a weak hear
but whether there was any organi
heart trouble or not is not known.
boutronyears old. about 10pund
in weIght, and abt blacfee haira
inches in 1heigtblack i hes
wearing a blueblck rei ofchehS
ie lived at Anderson. wheeh a
benassigDr. Strickland. a prom
inent dentist. Armstrong ha catize
ly and is considered a -good iie
where he lives.
V'ICTLM OF A iURUTE.
SaU Colored Girl Assaulted by Mar
of Her Own Color.
At Washington Lawrence Johnson
cor I. 8-years-old. was arreste
Friday and is being held at the Sev
eth 'precinct for investigation.
harge of having assaulted a nine
yagait him. The girl is Emma~
agains of 1125 Twenty-ninth street
wotld the police that she was on a
aat lot near the canal a few days
acan hen the man seized her. She
elected Johnson, the police say, from
a group of six.
John Matthis Swung For Kjiling Hi'
Tohn Matthis, colored, was hange~
atCitn .C. for the murrer o1
ht Cliton.fahN. Tomn Merritt. Matthh
h3svee-fahr~ctim's head from th4
ody with a ige blow from an axi
nd th absined .~ritt's home t<
cnea the burne. eThe crime was
ccmte oher two years ago an<
the murderer was onl ca.. e a
FISH ERMEN DROW NEI).
.ebe' of Ci-cws of Schoonlers Ar
D:-ownled off Cap' Blretonl.
Forty French fishermenl arC e
upas lost by officials of St. Per
iiuelon, according t.y dispatchi
from there. They were members C
th crews of the schooners Eli Giral
dy td La Fleme.
GIRL HELD CAPTIVE
By Gypsies and Made To Marr]
One Of Them.
Rescued by Her Father Who Take,
Her Home Without Pressing the
Charges of Abduction.
To be held captive as an unwilling
wife of a gypsy leader's son for eight
months. compelled to go about the
streets telling fortunes during the
day and made to do the washing and
perform other menial labors for the
band at night, is the fate from which
sixteen-year-old Annie Einsig was
rescued by her father, William Ein
sig, of Columbia. Pa.
The New York American says the
girl was located at the home of Mrs.
S. H. Speare, on Boston Road, in the
Bronx, where she was in hiding, and
her father, an elderly man with little
knowledge of the ways of the world,
bad great difficulty in finally getting
her away when he and she confront
ed the gypsy band, which is located
at Henderson's wharf, Coney Island.
It was while walking from her
home in Columbia to the silk mills,
where she was employed, that she
was persuaded one day eight months
ago to visit the gypsy camp on the
outskirts of the town. While she
was once within the tents, she was,
she declares, told that she was to be
held, and her protests were laughed
at. The band left the town that day.
The girl's father found out what had
become of her and followed the gyp
sies for several days toward New
Jersey. He lost the trail, however,
and gave up the chase.
The band came to New York and
camped during the Winter on ground
leased from Mrs. Speare. The girl
was told that she was to be married
to Levi Stanley, the son of the leader
of the band, and was, it is said,
threatened with beatings and worse
punishment if she did not concent.
She became resigned and the mar
riage was regularly performed. When
Stanley showed the marriage certi
ficate to William Einsig the girl tore
it to pieces, and, throwing it on the
floor. stamped upon it.
Mrs. Speare told of the treatment
to which the girl had been subjected
and to which she had been witness.
"The way they treated that girl
was outrageous," she said. ".I fre
quently went into the tent and invar
iably found her crying. When they
had frightened her out of attempt
ing to escape she was taught how to
tell fortunes and made to tramp over
the streets of the city all day. If she
did not bring home a certain amount
of money at night she was beaten.
She was forced to do the washing,
lean the tents and to do most of the
work for the whole family. I helped
her as much as I could. but she was
afraid to write to her parents."
ATTACKS YOUNG GIRL.
The Fiend Captured and Locked Up
IN the Jail.
A dispatch from Chesterfield to
The State says Wednesday at 12 o'
dock, within two and a half miles
of that town, on the plantation own
ed by Dr. A. M. Redfern, one of the
most dastardly crimes known to man
was attempted upon the 15u-year-old
daughter of Mr. J. W. Threatt, Dr.
Redfer's overseer, by Ned Cash, a
big, burly, black negro.
The girl was hunting eggs when
accosted by the ngro. He grabbed
her and had he not been In a ditch
while she was on the bank he might
have accomplished his design.
As he ran off the father of the
girl, Mr. Threatt, shot at him. part
of the load taking effect in his head.
Officers started in pursuit with blood
hounds, but on their way met anoth
er negro who told them that Cash
would be along in a few minutes, and
even while they were talking they
looked down the railroad and sayw
him coming, and he was promptly
ut off and arrested. He is now in
ROOSEVE LT'S NIGGER AUITOR.
Letter So Addressed Delivered to
Colored Treasury Official.
A Kentuckian wno had some
business with the auditor for the
Navy Department recently addressed
a letter concerning that busnesss to
'Roosevelt's Nigger Auditor," and It
was delivered to Tyler. the negro
as recently appointed as auditor for
he navy. The letter bore no other
address than that given.
While the postoffice department
onsidered the address an insult to
he new auditor, it bad no other re
ourse than to send it to his office
.n the usual way. There is much ill
'eeling among white clerks serving
MAN In.N D)OWN
)nd Killed by a Passenger Train at
East Radfordl, Ya.
Frederick Cartwrigh,', a travening
representative of a Bristol. 'Fenn
hoe house. was fatally hurt by a
Norfolk and Western passenger train
at East Radford. Va, Tnursday.
Cartwright stepped from one train in
?ont of another and was run down.
h~aving a leg and one arm cut off. and
suffering ot.1er injuries. Cartwrigh
is well known in that section. He is
aive to-night, but his condition it
CHINESE REBELS D)EF~EATED)
Povincial Troops Kill Hundred auf
Asevere engagement has occurret
between provincial troops and rebel
resulting in a victory for the former
The rebels lost over a hundrei
illed and the governmenut force:
captured the rebel leader and a qua'I
tity of ammunition.
Additional troops have been dis
patched to Choachow where the ma]
contents are active. A regiment 0
troops has sailed for Swatow.
GUILTY OF THEFT OF LETTER.
Harriman Has Sentence Suspende<
on Bis Former Employee.
Frank W. Hill. who sold the Wet
sser letter. written by E. H. Harr'
an. pleaded guilty in New Yorl<
WeWdnesday on the recommendatio
fofthe district attorney's office, an(
atthe request of Harriman. sentenc
WILL PAY MORE.
Railroad Assessments Raised One
Hundred Per Cent
BY THE ASSESSORS.
It Is Expected That the Roads Will
Carry Matter into the Courts on
the Ground that the Assessment
Amounts to Confiscation. Action
on the Telegraph, Telephone, Ex
press and Others Deferred.
A dispatch from Columbia to the
Charleston Post says that Comptrol
ler General Jones has made public
proceedings of the meeting of the
State Board of Assessors, which was
held to pass upon the railroad proper
ty of the State.
The board made a sensational raise
all along the line, with the result
that the railroad property of the
State is assessed at $63,500,000, as
against $32,040,319 last year.
The State board is determined,
whatever other property is assessed
at, to assess the railroad property at
its market value, and a resolution
offered by Attorney General Lyon
that there was no law for any other
kind of an assessment was unani
mously adopted, and the values were
shot up accordingly.
Railroad Commissioner Caughman
was the only member of the board
absent. The other members are
Comptroller General Jones, Attorney
General Lyon, State Treasurer Jen
nings. Secretary of State McCown.
Action on the Columbia, Aiken,
Greenville and Spartanburg lines was
deferred until Jones can examine
them and estimate their value. Action
on the telephone, telegraph, Southern
express and Pullman concerns was
also deferred until Attorney General
Lyon can look into the law governing
June 19 was the day fixed for hear
ing the protests. The ro-ads will
likely carry the matter into the
courts on the ground that the assess
ment amounts to confiscation, but
members of the board say that the
railroads in South Carolina are worth
$73.000,000. this estimate being ar
rived at from the earnings at 6 per
cent. The leading system operating
in the State were, of course, hit
The Coast Line System was assess
ed at $25,000 a mile, as against $11,
095. The total this year is $19,747.
The Atlanta and Charlotte air line
section of the Southern at $50.000 a
mile, as against $19,800; total,$6.
The Charleston and Western Caro
lina at $15,000. as against $5,000;
The Seaboard, $20,000 a mile, as
against $11.595; total $6,835,700.
The Southern Railway at $22,500.
as against $11,558; total, this wear.
The Carolina division of the South
ern railway at $25,000. as against
$11,626; total $12,987,250.
The Charleston Terminal company
is assessed at $30,000 a mile as
agaist $11,000 a mile last year.
BOY DEN1ED DOCT~OR DIES.
Parents Christian Scientists, and In
vestigation is Under Way.
The disclosure which have follow
ed the death of Granville Watson.
the seven-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin M. Watson, of Mount
Holly. N. J., firm believers im the
Christian science doctrines threate~n
to result in the arrest of the boy's
The child became ill last Monday
and gradually grew worse. Nothing
was done except to call in Mrs. Steam
of Philadelphia. and Miss Strobe, of
Tacony, Christian scientists, who
prayed for the boy's recovery.
Despite the urging of neighbors
and the objections of friends the
Watsons refused to have medical at
tendance until last Saturday, when
they consented to have Dr. F. C.
Stroud and Dr.Joseph Stokes. who
found the child dying. The parents
refused to allow the use of medicines
until a few hours before death. The
child died Sunday night.
BITTEN BY PET DOG.
~astens Its Teeth In the Throat of
The Charleston Post says a small
pet dog fastened its teeth in the
throat of Capt. John May. as he was
;ently patting the animal, after it
'iad been run over by a buggy on
Gast Bay street.
The wheels had passed over the
)od of the dog, and it was suffering
ntense pain. Capt. May quickly
cked up the dog, and holding it in
is arms, was endeavoring to quiet
ts yelps by show of affection, when
iuddenly the dog fastened its teeth
in his throat.
Much force had to be applied to
make the animal release its hold.
and the throat was badly lacerated.
Capt. May immediately sought the
services of a physician, and _it is not
expected that the would will prove
erious. The dog died shortly after
biting its owner.
TROLLEY CAR ACCIDENT.
Iterurban Cars Collide in Ohio with
Crowded with houiday passengers.
a Cleveland and Southwestern trol
le car, running from Wellington to
Cleveland, was struck by a car comn
ilg up from behind, at the corner of
Sixth street and Middle avenue in
A lyria, Ohio. shortly before .,o'clock
-riday night. resulting in at least
tto deaths and eleven persons being
injured.' ~ R D
M ade Honorary Member of Regiment
He Fought Against.
An unusual honor was bestowed
-Wednesday upon Dr. James H. Reed,
of Battle Creek. Mich., who is to give
n the memorial address at Climax. The
d dctor, an ex-Confederate, has beet
e made an honorary member ,of thE
ery regiment he fought against.
MUST BE CRAZY
Sensation at Carlisle and J. T
Harvey Goes to Jail.
Threatens to Kill Another Man's
Wife If She Did Not Live With
Quite a sensation was caused at
Carlisle Thursday by an alleged at
tempt on the part of a man named
John T. Harvey, alias E. Rowan to
kill Mrs. Charlie Smith, in the hotel
at that place.
It seems that Harvey, alias Rowan,
had been working with Smith at
Cowpens some time ago, Smith being
an optician and his wife a photo
graper. The Smiths recently moved
to Carlisle and are doing business
Rowan, wrote several letters to
Mrs. Smith of late, and that one re
cently received said that he would
kill her if she didn't live with him.
Wednesday Harvey reached Car
lisle on the noon train, went to the
hotel where the Smiths board, found
Mrs. Smith in the office and imme
diately seized her, at the same time
reaching for his g2p. The woman's
husband at once took a hand and a
lively scrimmagp was in progress
when the parties were seperated by
Harvey was told that if he would
leave town the matter would be drop
ped, but this he declined to do. He
was ordered from the hotel and went
to another one.
Later in the day he was arrested.
on a charge of assault and battery
with intent to kill. A new pistol was
found in his grip and an addition
charge of carrying concealed wea
pons was lodged against him. Har
vey is now in jail.
It is claimed by Smith that Harvey
or Rowan. told him (Smith) that he
had committed murder. In New Hav
Mayor Gist, of Carlisle. wired the
authorities of New Haven to know if
they wanted Harvey for murder, re
eiving a reply in the negative, but
Mr. Gist failed to mention Harvey's
STATE PRESS ASSOCIATION..
Plans Made For Entertaining the Ed
tors Next Month.
The News and Courier says at a
well attended meeting of citizens,
:alled at the suggestion of Mayor
Rhett. at the Commercial Club. Thurs
lay, plans for the entertainment of
the State Press Association, which
meets at the Isle of Palms, June 13,
14, and 15 were discussed. It was
fnally decided by the arge meeting
o appoint a committee on entertain
ment programme, and this was nam
d, with Mr. W. W. Ball as chairman.
The- general plan is to have the
risiting newspaper folks met at the
lepots upon arrival and shown every
possible attention. Thursday morn
ing, June 13, at the Hotel Seashore,
isle of Palms, Mayor Rhett will ex
Lend an official and cordial welcome.
rhis will be followed by a short wel
ome address by Mr. Ball. It is un
lerstood that business sessions will
then follow and occupy a consider
ble portion of the day.
Thursday afternoon it is proposed
to have a series of automobile races
m the broad and beautif .tl beach of
the Isle of Palms.
Friday morning a fishing frolic
will be arranged and if possible the
steamer Wisteria will be borrowed
from the light house department and
everybody will try for the fish, out
y the jetties-but not outside u.ne
Friday night the visitors will be
invited to join with the city folks in
having a good time in the big pavil
*ion at the Isle of Palnis. The regu
lar Friday evening hop will be given
nd it will be a splendid chance to
Saturday night a reeption will be
given in the Hotel Seashore for the
visitors and no doubt tais w'ill be one
of the most pleasant events on the
A numb~er of sub-committees were
named and these will be given later.
All are working for the success of the
meeting and it is proposed to surpass
the entertainment last year when the
Press Association paid its first visit
to Charleston for many years.
MURDER OR SUICIDE.
A Case That Is Puzzling the Police
Either the most atrocious murder
or the most remarKable suicide in
the annuals of Cincinnatti police mns
tory was discovered when the charr
ed body of a man was exhumed from
a firebox in the furnace room of the
Ryan soap factory recently. .Mc
Dermott, the engineer, is detained,
He claims he lit the fire at 4:30:
on his return at 6:30 he found a
man's feet sticking out of the furnace
door. He pulled the man out and
found the flesh burned from the
head and shoulders. There was not
a thing on the body to identify the
Circumstances point to murder, as
the man must have passed through
the entire factory to reach the en.
gine room otherwise and then crawl'
ed through the' furnace door, which
is too small to admit a body without
A Fiend Pays Penalty for Assaultingl
At McDonough. Ga.. Buck High,
a colored boy was hanged Thursday
for what was regarded as one of the
most heinous crimes ever committed
in the state.
Mr. Daniel, the father of the littlE
girl the negro assaulted, witnlessec
the execution. High was 15 years oj
age and his victim was only four.
The negro was hired by the fathei
of the child to take care of her some
what in the capacity of a nurse. The
egro picked his chance to put thi
child in a toy wagon and carried t<
the swamp, a short distance from the
The child is injured for life. The
negro brought her back home ani
told her mother that she fell out o
the wagon on a stump. Later he con
fessed his crime. This is the fourt]
exe'cution in Henry couuAy for crimi
Took 50 Lives to Bring Leaden
Kentuckians Who Fought for Severi
Years, Spend Days of Retirement
As Old Chuns.
The principals of the Jones-Wright
fued war which waged during the
80's in Letchor and Knott counties In
the state of Kentucky, are now
friends. It took a death-dealing
fight that lasted over seven years and
cost the lives of 50 men to bring
these men to their senses. Now they
live in retirement in their country
homes and spend much of their times
as old chums. John W. Wright was
the leader of the Wright faction.
He is living on the headwaters of
the Elkhorn creek in Letchor county,
with his wife and two children. He
receives his sustenance from the pro
ceeds of a 300-acre mountain farm.
Once in a while he goes after a des
perate criminal and captures him. He
will not go after a fugitive from jus
tice unless there is a high price on
his head. Caleb Jones lives in Knott
county. Both men are now 50 years
of age and have retired from activek
It was in the early 70's that the
bitter warfare between the Jones and
Wright factions began. The first en
counter occurred on the morning of
July 10, 1882, in the town of Hind
man, Knott county. Both Jones and
Wright were backed by 25 brave,
tried, trusty and true men. It was a
fight to the finish. Each side loss
heavily. Two days later another bat
tle followed after each side had been
reinforced and supplied with muni
tions of war. Ten men were killed.
Men of each side of the feud *ere
continuany in danger of LLeir lives.
Comparative quiet followed for a
year, when Roscoe McCoy was shot
from ambush at -oone 1. He was
one of Wright's most trusted men.
A challenge followed and an encoun
ter on the headwater of Trouble
creek. The last battle .was fought
on the morning of May 4, 1889, on
Cross Fork, Knott county. In the
midst of the fight Jones and Wright
met face to face. Neither would give
in. Finally the two came to an agree
ment. They shook hands and made
up. Since that time they have been
Wright still follows his vocation as
a detective. He is a dead shot and is
credited with having killed 18 men
in his lifetime, but was never arrest
ed for a single killing. When a boy
of 16 he shot and killed Floyd .iall,
because the two could not decide
which was the best shot in the coun
try. Wright was a leader against the
Ku-Klux element. In the battles with
the desperadoes he was in the lead,
but was never wounded, though- not
one of his trusty comrades is living
to enjoy the quiet life which the for
mer leader and fighter is enjoying.
While in Hawkins county, Tenn., car
rying on a moonshine business.
Wright says he killed three men
and soon after his return and before
the fued with Jones broke out, he
killed two men who had been steal
ing horses in his neighborhood. He
says he has not killed all the men
redited to him, but that in all his
fighting he has never shot a man in
the back. If he ran he refused to
kill a coward. If he stood It was a
square deal" to fire rather than be
fired upon for being too slow to grasp
WRECK ON THE SOUTHERN.
assenger Train Derailed on Trestle
Near the savannah River.
Southern passenger train No. 133,
which is the Savannah and Jackson
ville end of No. 35, due Columbia
from Washington at 2.20 p. mn., came
o grief on the Savannah river bridge
t eight o'clock last Friday night.
For some unaccountable reason
the engine jumped the track, but
fortunately the passenger coaches re
ained on the rails. Engineer E. V.
ibson was badly scalded, perhaps.
fatally, but the fireman was not ser
iously hurt. No passengers were in
The train had just crossed the
b)ridge proper but the trestle through
the swamps at this point is about 3
miles long and about twelve feet
iigh. It is thought a weak rail is
responsible for tne accident. About
100 feet of trestle had to be rebuilt.
DOG SAVED FAMILY.
Rang the Dinner Bell When House
Was In Flames.
The entire family of William Beat
tIe, a prosperous farmer of Oxford.
Pa., was saved from being burned to
death, the other night, by the Intel
ligence of a pet collie dog. The noble
animal aroused the family by ringing
the dinner bell.
ie had been taught by the chei
dren to take the rope of the bell in
his mouth and summon the work
men from the fields to dinner. When
he saw the flames and smelled the
smoke he knew that something was
Unable to arouse the occupants of
the house with his barking, he took~
the rope in his mouth and rang the
bell vigorously. Soon the family was
out of the house and the entire neigh
borhood was arroused.
KILLED BY PITCHED BALL.
Fatal Accident to a Baltimore Player
at a Match Game.
At the opening of the third inni
in the game between the Relay and
(ewark baseball clubs at ot. Demis
IBaltimore county, on Saturday after:
noon. William Thomas King, agec
26 years. was struck and almost In
stantly killed by a pitched ball as hi
had taken his place at the bat.
While he was waiting for a bal
which would assure him a hit. Mr
King was struck over the heart b:
a pitched ball, thrown by the pitche1
of the Newark team. Mr. King mad
one step forward as if to go towarc
first base and then fell dead.
ROBE~RT TLI-tNER KILLED.
Caught on a Trestle by a Friegh
Robert Turner, age 82 y-ears, wa
knocked from a trestle near Latta
-Marion county, by a railroad trar
and killed on Wednesday. He wa
- sittingn the edge of the trestle fish
in Charleston Are Having a Stren
uous Time Sure.
MAYOR RHETT OPENS
A Red Hot Campaign Against Them
And Will Drive Them Out of th<
Business If He Can.-Police Giv<
Orders to Stop Selling on Sabbatl
And Seize All Barroom Parapher
Mayor Rhett has commenced a rei
hot campaign in Charleston agains
the blind tigers, and if the polic
force of Charleston can effect a gen
eral closing of all places which'sel
liquor, and they think they can
Charleston will be in a state of pro
hibition that will be complete.
In pursuance with the policy ol
making Charleston a county dispen
sary city, Mayor Rhett, has ordered
the cheif of police to put the screwE
to all Sunday liquor selling in Char
leston. This is a decided step to
ward solving the situaton left on the
city's hands by the State dispensary
Furthermore, orders have been is
sued that all bar fixtures and par
aphernalia of all kinds incidental te
liquor selling are to be seized where
ever found by the police; that espec
tal attention is to be paid to any
cases of selling liquor to minors;
that no keg beer is to be sold on the
first floor of any place In the city.
The orders as to Sunday closing
are peremptory this stride towards
the ultimate stampng out of the tig
er business is important. Those who
look to a killing of the tiger are of
the opinion that no better move
could be made toward giving him
sight" and taming him than by
jumping on him for liquor selling on
For some days rumors have been
afloat on the streets that next Sun
day would see the closing of all li
quor establishments. It has been the
subject of much comment and specu
lation. The apprehension of the reg
ular patrons of the Sunday refresh
ment centers has been almost pitiful,
and they have been laying plans to
get a store of liquid inspiration on
Saturday that will tide them over
until Monday, when the legal estab
ishments, the county dispensaries,
will be doing business.
Habit is a strong factor in a man's
character. If he has been careless
about buying his alcoholic liquors
Saturday and finds himself thirsty
on Sunday without the wherewithal
to soothe his longing for booze, al
though heretofore he has been able
to quench his yearning thirst, how
will he find relief? Hense his appre
hension lest his memory will go back
on him and leave him stranded on
the dry sands of an empty bottle.
For years the State constables at
tempted to close up the tigers and
the city authorities backed them up,
but the constables left a bunch on
the hands of the city when the coun
y dispensary came into being, and
now the merry fight is on in earnest
to thin them out.
It has been the ob-ject of Mayor
Rhett to trim the tiger's claws. The
animal will lose several, through the
Sunday closing campaign, and other
"claws" are said to be in danger of
being pulled out.
Closing the tigers up on Sunday,
seiing their bar fixtures whenever'
found chopping down those who are
detected selling to minors~, and tak
ing into camp those who dispense kes
beer on the first floor will leave the
poor 'tigers with very few blandish
ments for the patrons who keep them
A man does not like to take his
iquor or beer sitting on a soap bo
In a dark, hot room, which is threat
med constanltl-y by police inspection.
The present measures of suppression
will bring this condition about.
The county board of control is
sued a statement for publication re
citing its efforts to promote the busi
ness success of the dispensary and at
the same time enforce as stricta
reasonable interpretation of the la~
as possible. The statement is a de
fense of the position of the board iE
ertain matters and arguments fo~
the right of its management and con
WILL BE niANGED).
For the Murder of a Doctor ot Dar
Lee H-omes, the negro who sho
and killed Dr. Sands at Dorien, Ga.
was tried and convicted Thursday 0
murder, and sentenced to be hange
there on July 19. The sheriff tool
the prisoner back to Savannah fo
safe keeping until the day of his exe
cution. Holmes had been threaten
ed by mob violence some days ago.
DRUNKEN MAN'S DEED.
He Kiled His Housekeeper and The'
A third tragedy occurred- the othe
day in the home of W. S. Putnam,
farmer who lived not far from \\ash
ington, D. C., and who claimed to b
a direct decendant of Gen. Putnam 0
Re~volutionary fame. He came hom
intoxicated and killed his house
keeper, Mrs. Emma Beavers, attempt
ed to shoot her daughter, and the
About six years ago a daughterth
Putna'fs committed suicide after t
death of her mother. He marrie
anand his second wife was kille<
byastroke of lightning. He leave
a large family. His housekeeper
survived by five small children.
HSBAND) SCES PREACHER.
For Taking His Wife From iri
A dispatch from Salem. Mass., say
R~ev. Dr. C. H. Puffer, the central 1'x
ure in New England's first '-trial da
vorce" who with his beautiful wif'
rcently agreed to seperate for thre
years. or until their ''hearts shoul
gain call them together." is the di
ffndant in an alienation suit. Th
ppaintiff is R. A. Empy, husbandc
Dy. Puffer's former housekeeper. Mvi
mpy asks $25,000 damages.
THE COTTON CROP.
A Slight Decrease in Acreage
Shown By Reports.
Vitality of Plant is Low, Crop Re
I planted to a Large Extent, and
Stands not Good.
The Memphis Commercial-Appeal
printed Monday its first cotton crop
report for the season. The replies,
it is stated, embrace conditions up
to and including May 23 and all com
parisons are made with last year.
These reports cover every cotton
producing section of the South with
the exception of Virgina and Florida.
- The following leading questions
were submitted to all correspond
how much larger or smaller is the
acreage than that of last year?
To what extent has replanting been
What is the present condition and
vitality of the plant?
How many days earlier or later is
the start than last yearh\
Has the cultivation of the plant
proceeded to any extent? z
Has -the replanted cotton, and the
cotton not replanted, come to good
Have seed for planting been scarce
How is the supply of labor as- com
pared with last year?
Results are found as herewith:
That the acreage is six-tenths of
one per cent smaller than that of last
That replanting has been necessary
to 40.8 per cent of the total area.
That the vitality of the plant is low
appearence aften sickly and condi
That the crop is eighteen days later
than last year.
That cultivation has proceeded
only in the most southerly portions
of the belt and not universally there.
That stands of the early planted
cotton are poor and that the replant
ing has been so recent that no report
on stands was possible to a general
That seed were scarce in all States
except the two .Carolinas and Texas.
That labor conditions are slightly
less favorable than last year, the
farm supply being drawn upon for
The showng by the several States
is as follows:
Mississippi-Acreage 93.5 per cent
replanted 63 per cent, 25 days late.
Arkansas--Acreage 93.9 per cent,
replanted 50 per cent, 23 days late.
Alabama-Acreage 98.8 per cent,
replanted,-57 per cent, 24 days late.
Georgia-Acreage 101 per cent, re
planted 32 per cent, 14 days late.
- Tennessee-Acreage 93.6 per cent,
replanted 45 per cent, 24 days late.
Texas-Acreage 104.6 per cent, re
planted 30 per cent, 20 days late.
Oklahoma and Indian Territory
Acreage 111 per cent, replanted 45
per cent, 14 days late.
Missouri-Acreage 96 per cent, re
planted 85 per cent, 1S days late.
North Carolina-Acreage 100 per
cent, replanted 25 per cent, crop on
South Carolina-Acreage 98 per
cent, replanted 18 per cent, 7 days
Louisiana--Acreage 97.1 per cent,
replanted 49 per cent, 27 days late.
All The Railroads Give Reduced
Rates To Chick Springs.
It will be gratifying to the friends
of the State Teacher's association to
learn thiat reduced rates of one and
one-third fares for. the round trip
have been granted to the meeting in
June at Chick Springs by the rail
roads of the State en the certificate
plan, provided as many as 100 per
sons present certificate receipts at
the gathering. As there is little
doubt that many more teachers than
100 will be present, the reduced rates
will be assured. No reduction will
be made when the fare paid is less
than seventy-five cents.
In order to get the benefit of these
rates, those in attendance upon the
meeting must secure certificate re
cepits from the agent selling the
tickets. which. when properly vised
at Taylors, the station to which tick
ets should be purchased. will entitle
the holder to a one-third fare for the
Certificate reciepts can be secured
from all points in this State, includ
ing Augusta, from Ju'ne 21, to June
26, which will be honored on or be
fore June 29, 1907. Persons who
wish to stay at the springs a longer
time than that here designated can
of course do so by purchasing regular
summer resort excursion tickets sold
by all the railroads at reduced prices.
4.s previously announced, members
of the association will be granted a
special rate of $1.50 a day at the
hotel under the authorities of t~e
Chick Springs management. a mem
bership card being necessary to se
cure this reduction. This rate will
also apply to members who wish to
go to the association a few days be
fore the meeting or who wish to re
main a short time after the close of
oTransportation rates from Taylors
tthe hotel will be 25 cents each way
for passengers, and the same rate
will be charged for trunks.
M1INERS 3MAY STRIK~E.
Bituminous Workmen Object to the
Use of Steam Dump.
-Objecting to the use of the steam
dumping apparatus, the miners o1
the bituminous mines in the Pitts
burg district threaten to go on strike.
unless the dump is done away with
by several mining companies. ThE
operators say they will not cease us~
ing the dump under any conditions.
Salthough the miners declare it is a
violation of the agreement.
The strike is expected to oper
shortly, and it is said that 5.000 men
will cease working and eventually
rievery miner in the district will take
up the cause.
BLOWN TO PIECES.
The Sad Fate of Two Boys in th4
State of Indnana.
i By the explosion of several hun
-dred pounds of powder at the stor
e age house of the Farnisworth mine
fnear Sullivan, Indiana, on Thursday
-two boys were blown to pi'eces ant
+t..ee others ware seriously hurt.
The Administration Again Uneasy
Over San Francisco Situation.
THE JAPS ARE ALERT
Disposed to Press for Explanatons
and Redress of Bad Treatment of
Japanese on the Coast.--Recent
Visitors from Japan Took Careful
And Elaborate Notes of All They
Saw.-Will Give Us Trouble.
The administration has again be
come uneasy over the Japanese sit
uation in San Francisco and over the
disposition of the Japanese govern
ment to press quickly and closelffbr
explanations of improper treatment
on the subjects of that country.
Advices received indicate that
there is ill feeling between the Am
erians and Japanese in San Fran
ciso. This is shown by the recent at
tack of some Americans on Japanese
and their property and the retaliation
of the Japanese by attacking two
Americans whom they thought to
have been implicated in the first at
Meeting the two Americans the
other night a party of Japanese pro
ceeded to cut them into good sized
pieces with knives. San Francisco Is
represented in an all round condi
tion of chaos. Mayor Schmitz Is oh
trial for graft, the city government Is
practically without head or directors
and the labor unions are on strike in
all lines of business. The Japanese
are working against the American
laborers for small wages and this in
creases the ill feeiing.
A well known war correspondent
who has come from Japan and Raw
aii and California told the President
a few days ago that the Japanese are
watching an opportunity to make
trouble for Ldis country, their pur
pose being to take the Philipines and
Hawaii. In the later country there
are 60,000 Japanese ,aborers, most
of them former soldiers of Japan,
while the total'numebr of Americans
in the island is less than 3,009. The
Japanese would have no difficulty fn
taking the island and giving trouble
in its recapture.
The Japanese Ambassador has been
making somewhat vigorous represen
tations to the State Department
about the treatment of Japanese in
San Francisco, and Secretary Root is
doing his best to show the Japanese
that conditions in San Francisco are
anything else but normal.
"If anybody imagines that the Jap
anese are not wide awake to their
opportunities; it is time for. him to
revise his opinions. Those little yel
low men are as astute observers as
the world has ever seen. They not
only observe closely, but question
keenly, getting right to the heart of
a matter through both their eyes and
This was the comment made by an -
American naval officer on recent vis
its to Washington by officers of the
Japanese thavy. A considerable num
ber of Japanese officers of ships that
were in attend'ance on the opening
of .the Jamestown exposition visited
Washington under the escort of Am
erican officers. They came here to
"see the sights" and be entertained
by the government.
Each group of foreign officers
whether from Japan or some other
country-was escorted by an Amer
ican officer whose duty it was to en
tertain the visitors and afford them
opportunities for observation. The
arrangements were complete and the
foreigners were given just such en
tertainment as the American navy
knows so well how to dispense.
It is quite safe to say that the Jap
anese officers combined nore profit
with their pleasure than did the of
ficers of any other country. They
knew exactly what they wanted to
see and proceeded about their errand
in a perfectly businesslike manner.
Each one of them had his note book
and memoranda of what he was to
observe particularly. They spent some
time in the naval gun factory, at the
naval observatory, at the Congress
ional Library and Capitol and at the
They carefully noted in their little
books all that they saw. They talked
very little, but saw a whole lot. When
they opened their mouths It was to
ask some salient question. They had
been well coached and nothIng escap'-.
ed them. Of course, they_ enjoyed
themselves, but that was merely a
detail. They were here to work and
they worked. On the whole their
visit was important and significant.
PRISON LIFE IS HELL.
Aged Offender sentenced for Third
Time for Forgery.
Sentenced to the penitentiary for
the third time for forgery, E. H.
Havens, aged 60 years, told the court
at Cleveland. U., that prison life was
hell, and -that there is no chance for
a m'an when once he has been behind
Havens is well educated, and his
first offence was forging the name of
a friend in the hope of making good
in a business venture. Judge Ken
nedy gave him but one year.
GUILTY OF MiURDlER.
Two Men Convicted of Murderlng
At Buchanan, Ga., after deliberat
ing all nigm. the jury in the case of
Ben Adams, white and Millard Lee,
colored, charged with the murder of
Reese Jones, a white man, February
11 last, returned a verdict of guilty,
and recommended life .imprisonment
for both men. The evidence against
the defendants was entirely circum
stantial. Motions for a new trial
were made for bomt prisoners.
MUTRDER BY DROWNN.
Chinese Revolutionists Compel Fanm
ily to Jumpt in a Well.
Revolutionists in the neighborhood
of Swatow, China, recently captured
the family of a Chinese general
and compelled them all to drown
themselves in a well. Troops have
been dispatched to Swatow, to quell
the rebels and restore order.