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VOL. XXI, MANNING, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1907. NO. 7.
Two Would be Assassins Killed
and Wounded by Their
Tgbnan Barnes and Joe Barnes, Two
Colored Farm Hands and Brothers,
Tried to Assassinate Mr. Morgan.
Near Augusta, Ga., But le Sur
prised Them, Killing One and Bad
ly Wounding the Othe-.
At an early hour Sunday morning
week ago, says the Augusta Herald,
two negro brothers, Joe and Tillman
Barnes, went to the door of Mr. R.
J. Morgan, in this county, and called'
him out with the intention of mur
dering him. Mr. Morgan. with sus
pleions aroused. went out his back
door and came around the side of
Tillman was standing on the
ground with a revolver in his hand,
while Joe. was on the porch with an
open knife. Mr. Morgan ordered the
former to drop his weapon, and in
answer the negro levelled it to shoot.
Mr. Morgan's pistol spoke barely
In time, and Tillman Barnes dropped
with a bullet through the heart. Joe
rushed from t'a porch with open
knife and was met by a bullet which
penetrated his right-lung. He is-at
the Lamar Hospital in a dying condi
Mr. Morgan's residence is on the
Dean Bridge road, six miles from
Augusta. Coroner Ramsey held an
inquest at the scene of the shooting,
and the jury brought in a verdict of
The trouble began several days ago
when Mr. Morgan's house was bur
glarized. He had strong reasons to
suspect the negroes of the crime, and
after an investigation reported the
matter to the city and county police
and orders were given for the arrest
of the suspects. The negroes knew of
this action, and it is believed it con
stituted their motive for the attempt
Saturday night Mr. Morgan was
kept away from home until a very
late hour by the sickness of a near
relative. It was just as he had reach
ed home; sometime after one o'clock.
and was preparing to enter by the
back door, according to his usual
custom, that he heard a knock at the
He responded by asking who was
there. Joe Barnes answered that
t was he and that he wanted to
have a talk with Mr. Morgan. and
asked him to come to the door. With
suspicions thoroughly aroused Mr.
Morgan procured a pistol and quietly
stole through the back door, and ap- c
proached the negroes from the cor- t
ner of the house. Keeping well in
the shadow he saw Tillman Barnes
standing on the ground near the
porch with a arawn revolver. The
other brother was on the porch at the :
door with a kme drawn and ready
to cut Mr. Morgan to pieces the mo
ment he opened the door.
.Wishing still to give the men a
chance for their lives, Mr. Morgan
"Barnes, isn't that a pistol in your
hand? ~Drop it!"
"Yes, By G--d, It is," answered
the black, and levelled the weapon.
It was his last word on earth.
He dropped with a jagged hole
drilled through his murderous heart.
With a yell Joe Barnes was upon
the white man with his gleaming
knife, but he was arrested midway in
his course by another shot which will
probably send him to meet his broth -
er in Hades.I
The verdict of the coroner's jury
was a full and complete exoneration
of Mr. Morgan. He is well-known
in Augusta and throughout ,Rich
mond county, and is a brother-in-law
of Patrolman George Wolfe.
Government Report Indicates Poor
State for Growing Crop.
According to the government re
port issued last week, the average
condition of the growing cotton crop
on May 25 was 70.5 per cent as com
pared with 84.6 in 1906. and 77.2 in
1905, and the ten-year average of
The report shows that the acreage
on May 25 was 32.060.000 as com
pared with 32.049.000 last year at
the same date. .his is an increase
of 11,000 acres for the current sea
Acreage and condtion by States.
according to the report, were as fol
Virginia. .. .. .. ...37.000 8')
North Carolina . .1.437.000 S0
Sout~h Carolina. . .463..000 77
Georgia.. .. -... 4.823.000 7 4
Florida.. .. .....279.000 80
Alabama... -.....3.509.000 65
Mississippi.. .. ... 5.252000 65
Louisiana. .. --....1.707.000 64~
Texas...---. .. .9.439000 7 0
Arkansas. .......-- 01.000 65
Indian Territory .. 942,000 78
WIFE HEL.PED) THE~ BURGLAR.
Held Husband, Thinking He Only
Had a Nghtmare.
Because he was subject tO night
mares. David Ordway. of Lakewood,
Ohio. Wednesday. lost jewelry valued
at. 500. He was awakened by a
burglar in his room, and. hoping to
frighten the burglar yelled at h o
of~his voice. Then he tried to get u~
and chase the midnight invader, but
just as he was making a flying lear
out of bed, his wife, aroused by hex
husband's cries, seized hm.shue
"Burglars. Burglar5! . . te
Ordway while trying to utrse held
from his wife's grasp. Btse e
on with a deathlike firmness and urg
d him to lie down and go to sleep
She thought he had a nightmare an~
feared he would injure himselI
rmitted to pursue a phantom rob
r. The couple had a lively tussle
Ordway finally tore away, only.
find the burglar had made his es
apTwo diamond rings and a dia
on stud were missing fror2 thel:
THE REASON WHY
Work Has Been Stopped on the
South Carolina Public Service Cor
poration Meets with Opposition in
A dispatch from Spartanburg re
cently stated that the engineeringi
corps of the South Carolina Public
Service Corporation, which has head
quarters in Charleston, had discon
tinued all field work. The surveying
corps has been at work for some
seven months and extensive surveys
hai-e been made.
It was said in the dispatch that
the cause of calling in the engineers
from the field was tardiness shown
by some cities through which it was
proposed that the road passes in 4
granting franchises. The News and
Courier says: Mr. C. R. Van Etten,
general manager, when asked about
the discontinuance of work In Spar
tanburg gave out the following state
*A number of towns have already
granted franchises that are fair and
equitable to all parties, but there are
several towns where franchises are
being held up that may necessitate a
change in route. In some cases the
limitations and restrictions are such
as would make the investment of
capital a matter of questionable pru- f
"Some of the conditions imposed
are typical of the position that has
been taken by the city of Chicago. t
he street railway situation at that
point is eloquent of its results.
"The city of New Yorkk has re
ently been unable to find any one
willing to undertake the building
nd operation of further subway rail- q
oads under similar limitations and d
"If these conditions retard invest
ent in centres of dence population 8
und heavy traffic they will be found s
rohibitive in smaller communities,
nd we are therefore obliged to await s
ection in. the cities concerned before P
urther plans can be definitely deter- I
A letter has been issue" by the 8
3outh Carolina Public Service- Cor- a
oration to the commitees co-operat- 0
g with the corporation in a number T
)f towns and cities in the state, an
iouncing the discontinuance of the
leld work until satisfactory '
hses have been grated. The letter '
.s signed by the vice president and a
eneral manager of the corporation, 1
nd the following is a copy: c
'I have received the following in- t
ftructions from the executive com- t
ittee of our board of directors: I
"'On account of opposition that
ias developed in certain municipali- 0
les to granting franchises that will 0
ermit the corporation to construct f
ts railroad and transact its business S
n reasonable terms you will discon- s:
inue active work in the field until o
,uch time as the lines being surveyed t]
ire practicable of construction.' p
"As matters now stand several
hanges may become necessary. It F
s manifestly unfair, both to the cor- o
oration and. the property owners n
'ith whom rights of way are being s
iegotiated, to establish a line that 'a
;ubsequently might be abandoned for o
vant of franchise In adjacent towns. r<
a the mutual interests of all cone- i
~erned I would, therefore. respect- pi
imy ask that the committee in any e
.own where the franchises are being c
aithheld use their good -offices to- t<
'ards an early solution of this diffi- b
The News and Courier says "the
~onstruction of the electric lines i
:hrough the state, which have been J
~roposed by the South Carolina Pub- i
c Corporation, would mean a great t,
leal for the development of the state I
nd it Is earnestly hoped that mat-t
:ers may be so arranged that the pre-a
liminary work can be pushed for
ward until completed."t
That is very true, and as soon ast
the work of construction: is corn
menced the Public Service Corpora
on will find no trouble of getting
the right of way and other privilegest
desired. The people are afraid that
it is only a promoting scheme, andr
they are slow to give such a conccernc
anything. But if the public is con
inced that the company mean busi- c
ness there will be no trouble.
PUTS BULLET IN HEART.
A Re~jected Suitor Xills Himself at
Frank Kefauver. aged 23. a school
teacher, son of Lewis F. Kefauver, a
prominent and well-to-do retired
farmer living on the eastern surburbs
f Middletownl. Md., went to the
home of Martin Cobblentz, a farmer,
iving nearby, about one o'clock Wed
nesday night, and shot himself dead
on the porch.
George Kefauver. another young
an of Middletown. was in the par
lor with Miss Lizzie Coblentz at the
time. and both being startled by
pistol shot opened the door to imves
tigate. and were horrified to tint the
body of Kefauver on the porch with
abullet wound in the heart.
Young Kefauver was a suitor of
\Miss ClCentz. hut her parents object
ed to hi., visits, and Mr. Coblentz
had written him a letter to that ef
fect last week. The young man
brooded over the affair. He was pop
ular among the young people.
FOUR AT A BIRTH.
o Race Suicide In This Indiana
Mrs. Frank Croxton. aged 43 years
and the wife of a section foreman on
Traction line, living near Roanoke,
Tad., gave birth to four children
Thursday night. There were three
girls and a boy. The combined
weight of the four was eleven and
one-half pounds. Two of the chil
dren have since died.
KILLED IN A RUNAWAY.
.James Lee, Colored, Lost His Life
In attempting to stop a runaway
mule attached to a wagon. James
Lee colored, was run over and killed
in Timmonlsville, Florence county on
Monday of last week.
J. M. Mosely, a railroad man was
f ound on Sunday in a vacant lot in
.Brmingham, Ala., witht his bead
!..ushe and his pockets sified.
WANT A ROW.
The Japs Are Mad and May De
mand an Apology
FROM THIS COUNTRY.
Waeshiugtou Officials Are Surprised
At the Attitude of the Japs, and
Can Figure Out No Act That Is
Likely To Have Re-opened a Dis
pute That Has Been Considered As
A dispatch from Tokio. Japan. says
i deputation from the progressive
arty in Japan personally urged For- i
ign Minister Hayashi to take action
:o prevent a reoccurrence of anti
apanese outbreaks in San Francisco E
nd explain the government's appar- r
nt inaction in the recent outbreak. e
The oppositnon Japanese news
apers prominently quote Count c
)kuma as urging the concentration t
f Japanese national efforts toward I:
he settlement of what is known as
he San Francisco question: that Ja- f
an should demand a public apology f
'rom the mayor of San Francisco, o
nd also that the Japanese should re
:eive treatment similar to that given
o Anglo-Saxons in the United States.
It is said by the Japanese, who C
eem determined to pick a row with a
he United States. that herein lies the
ole hope of definitely settling the p
uestion. Otherwise, if necessary, n
emonstrative measures will be tak
n which it will be impossible to re- c
:ard as precipitate in the circum- I,
Seven Japanese university profes- il
ors, famous for agitation in molding r
ublic opinion before the war with a
tussia and during the period when L
he peace negotiations were in pro,- tl
ress, are again bestiring themselves, p
Ithough, this time, in the direction A
f a generally more stalwart foreign
'olicy, including Japan's dealings c
ith Korea and China. c
It is said that the opposition, by sl
2eans of public meetings and other- 14
;ise soon will begin a campaign
gainst the Caionji ministry on the tl
asis that is is showing itself too d
nciliatory, and too much disposed ti
> make concessions in the matter of tl
he persecution of Japanese in San* s
Leading Japanese persons in and p
ut of politics seem to have a feeling a
f apprehension regarding Japan's is
iture relations with the United
tates. The action of the progres
ives is believed to indicate a desire
f certain elements in Japan to make
te issue with the United States
Japanese belligerency over the
rancisco affair caused sr-prise in
ficial Washington, chiefly because n
o incident of recent date could be z
tispected of having served to re-open c
'hat was generally considered a bit J
ancient history. General Kuroki's a
scent tour through the country, with t<
s attendant felicitations and ex- p'
ressions of good will, had strength- ft
ned the friendly feeling of Amern- fi
ns toward their Oriental neighbors ii
> such an extent that the reports of tl
elated indignation in Japan came as e
ather a severe shock. 0
As it stands, the state department
on record as having informed the s<
apanese government of all the facts 11
had been able to secure, all tending J
> show that that last trouble in San
'rancisco was merely an incident to tl
e great railroad strike, with its I
*ccompanyinlg riots. el
In the case of the school question,
e state department did point out
he limitation imposed upon the fed
ral government by the constitution
d its dealing with individual states
iut it had reason to suppose, from
he reception according its notes and
Tokio, that the Japanese govern
ent fully understood the situation
if the federal government here and
'as satisfied with the arrangement
if the school question obtained by
ie president and Secretary Root by
he exercise of almost extra-official
nluence upon the legal authorities
f San Francisco.
Hence, the officials here can only
~onjecture that there has not been a
'mblication in Japan of all the official
~orrespondence, which. it is believed.
"ould favorably affect public opinion
moward the United States.
The attacks upon Japanese restr.u
rants and bath-houses in San Fran
isco are still under investigation by
'he State authorities _of .Call
ornia, and when that inquiry is con
luded doubtless the Japanese gov
'nment will he informed of the re
;ult. aud. if necessary, a proper ex
ression of regret will be made.
G1IVEN' FULL LTMIT,
Tude' Dantzler' Locks Fiend Up for
The Columbia State says John
Richardson was convicted on the
charge of assault with mitent to rav
ish. The prosecuting witnesses were
Misses Lula and Leila Norton.
When the jury returned verdiCt of
gilty Judge Dantzler inquired what
Richardson had to say why sentence
of the court should not be passed.
The negro started to make some
statement reflecting upon the char
acter. when Judge Dantzler' promptly
reuked the defendant and gave him
the limit of the law-30 years.
Richardson worked at the house
of the father of these young .women
and slept on the place. One night he
placed a ladder beside the house and
was discovered trying to enter the
room. He is a negro of brutish ap
1earace and the sentence which he
received gave entire satisfaction to
ll who witnessed the proceedings.
LEAPS TO HIS DEATH.
A )Man Commits Suicide by Jumping~
From A Steamer.
As the ferry boat Duval was mak
n a landing at Jacksonville at 8
'clock the other night, a Mr. Fagan
leaped into the rived and was drown
d. He threw his coat from his
shoulders, took his hat from his
said: "Good-bye, I am gone." leaping
into the river before he could be
Compete Unfairly With Merchants
Who Pay Heavy License.
They Do No Good to the City or the
County, as They Pay No License,
Rent or Taxes.
The Columbia Record says its at
ention has been called to a band of
>eddlers who make Columbia head
luarters and who sell their wares in
his and nearby communities. The
ecord is itformed that many of
hese venders pay no licenses.
This is a matter that is deserving
)f attention. These peddlers with
acks. on their shoulders call at prac
ically every house in the county in
he course of a few months, and they
ake in thousands of dollars in the
un of a year.
While they do not sell much to any
ne buyer, they sell a great deal in
he aggregate, and much of the mon
y which they pick up should go to
aerchants who are regularly engag
d in trade.
Now; here's the point. These ped
'lers are entering Into the limited
opetition with the merchants of
his city and county and taking bus
aess from them without paying a
ent of licenses.
Such goods as they sell, they buy
rom distant markets, much of it
rom Europe they do not pay rent,
r license, or taxes and the money
hey take in goes out of circulation,
>r it is known that the greater por
[on of it is sent out of this country.
Such people are parasites on the
>mmunity and should not be toler
ted. They enter into competition
rith merchants who are required to
ay as they go and from no view
oint is their presence in the com
Doubtless when the situation has
en called to their attention, the
ity and county authorities will look
ito the matter.
The officers should be directed- I
they have not been so directed al- I
mady-to stop every peddler they see
ad demand exhibition of a license. i
acking a proper license certerficate i
e peddler should be arrested and I
unished as the law and facts might i
There are too many traders of this i
ass in Richland. If they would
irry on their business here, they
tould be made to pay for the privi- t
These peddlers seem to stroll over
e State. and something should be
>ne about it. They frequently visit I
ii ssection, and many of the goods t
tey sell are of the sorriest kind.
>me of them sell goods on the in
allment plan, charging exorbitant
rices for what they sell. Let them I
[one and buy from home merchants,
our advce to our readers.
BOARD O EQUALIZATION.
'ill Hold Its First Meeting in Col
unibia on June 12. t
Governor Ansel has called for a
Leeting of the state board of equali
ition, to be held in the offices of the 1
mptroller general, on the 12th of
une, Wednesday at which time the
~sessments of the cotton mills, c'>t
n seed oil mills, fertilizer mills and
ower companies producing power
)r rent or hire will be revised and
,ed. 'The board consists of one
Lemer from each county, usually
ie chairman of the county board of
ualization or some other member
Ithe county board.
The state board of railroad asses
rs, which is a sperate body, meets
1the comptroller general's affice on
The board of equalization consists
is year of the following, the ap
ointments having only recently been1
Abbeville, J. E. Lomax.
Aiken, J. C. Humby.
Anderson, George M. Green.
Bamberg. S. C. Guess.
Barnwell, R. R. Johnstone.
Beaufort, J. Berry.
Berkeley. J. St.C. White.
Charleston, P. H. Gardner.
Cherokee, J. N. Lipscomb.
Chester. E. H. Hardin.
Chesterfield. J. C. Blackwell.
Clarendon, A. J. Richburg.
Colleton, J. T. Garris.
Darlington, E. N. Cannon.
Dorchester. C. M. Garvin.
Edgeield, Rt. A. Cothran.
Fairfield, Thomas M. Taylor.
Florence. Chas. A. Smith.
Georgetown, J. H. Reed.
Greenville. R. MI. Cleveland.
Greenwood. J. WV. Aiken.
Hampton. C. J. Gray.
horry, Jenkins K. Smith.
Kershaw, Sam R. Adams.
Lancaster. Wade C. Thompson.
Laurens, Rt. P. Adair.
Lee. J. J. Shaw.
Lexington. N. B. Wannamaker.
Marion. L. B. Gogers.
Marlboro, Jn~o. N. Drake..
Newberry, R. T. C. Hunter.
Oconee. A. Zimmerman.
Orangeburg. Rt. M. Claffy.
Pickens. W. T. O'dell.
Richland. J. H. Bollin.
Saluda, W. E. Bodie.
Spartanbug, WV. WV. Muirsh.
Sumter. H. J. McCrackin..
Union, Rt. C. Hill.
Wiliamsurg, WV. R. Frank.
York. J. F. Ashe.
A QUEER CHARGE.
A. Man Accused of Making His Sister
Forcing his sister to swallow need
les is the queer charge brought
against a man living at Tassin, in the
department of the Rhone, France.
The sister who is twenty-two years
old declares that he made her swal
low needles which he stuck in pears
and oranges, because he wanted to
get rid of her in order to add her
share of the fortune to his own.
When she was taken to the hospi
tal. not fewer than '72 needles were
extracted from the girls body, and
more were taken from her after
ward. Although she has suffered
fearful agony, her life is not in dan
jd Made To Pay a Heavy Fine for
In Mobile. Ala.. 32 defendants
pleaded guilty on Tuesday of con
spiring to aid the Honduras Lottter
company and were fined $150,000;
the defendants promising to destroy
all the paraphernalia of the lottery
company in their possession.
In a Rail Railroad Accident on the
So uthern Road
The Wreck Said to Be Caused By
Spreading Rails Whch Threw the
Going at a speed of 20 and 30
miles an hour, Southern passenger
train No. 2, leaving Nashville at
10:30 A. M.. plunged off a fifteen
foot embankment at Black Branch,
near Lebanon, Tenn., thirty-three
miles east of Nashvillle, shortly after
11 o'clock Thursday morning, injur
ing some 57 persons out of a total of
60 on board.
Among the most seriously injured
Mrs. J. T. - Jennings, Lebanon.
Tenn., both armns broken, skull frac
tured and cut above both eyes. may
'Mrs. Sarah Lawrence, Nashville.
seriously cut above the face and head
fractured skull, dangerous.
A. R. Hart, Johnson City, Tenn.,
ide and head bruised and cut.
William Jamison, Auburn, Ky., in
J. F. Beaty, Nashville, severe cuts
)n head, arm badly bruised.
J. W. Dodd. Nashville, scalp wound
Mrs. R. P. Maddox, Nashville,
roken hip, serious.
Joseph Jones. Monetery. Tenn., In
Miss Patsy Russell, Difficult, Tenn.,
njured in back, serious.
Many others were more or less
Two passenger coaches, the mail
md baggage cars left the track.
One report says the wreck was
aused by spreading rails, and anoth
r that the front trucks of the en
ine jumped the track, and threw the
aggage coach and two passenger
The first intimation the passengers
ad'was a bumping, jolting sensation,
tnd the next instant two coaches shot
rom the rails and turned over on
heir sides down the embankment.
Immediately on the report of the
vreck being received at Lebanon, a
-elief train was dispatched from that
own to the scene, all the physicians
n Lebanon, and a number of citizens
,oing to render such assistance as
The train made a quick run to the
cene and the work of relief and at
ending to the needs of the wounded
vas conmenced, every assistance
>ossible Deing rendered.
The wounded, who live in Nash
ille, were placed upon the regular
rain for that -city.
As soon as the news of the wreck
vas received in Nashville, the South
rn olffcials rushed a relief train to
When the relief train arrived at
:20 o'clock every ambulance in the
ity stood in waiting to receive the
ictims and rush them to hospitals
or prompt medical attention.
Conductor F. A. Dean of Harriman,
enn., who was in charge of the
rain, although severely cut and
>ruised about the head and face, and
>n both hands and on the right fore
rm, stuck to his post and came back
o Nashville with the train. He did
ot seem to know just what had
aused the accident.
JUDGE BOSSIER KILLED.
rominent Citizen of New Orleans
Fell From Train.
Judge J. S. Bossier of New Orleans
net death Thursday night about 8
~'clock by falling from a Southern
assenger train about two miles
outh of Easley. He was apparently
assing from one coach to another
md fell from a platform, falling a
istance of 60 feet down an embank
He was a veteran of the Civil war
md had been in attendance at the
ichmond reunion, from which he
as returning. He is said to have
~arred a robe which was worn by
efferson Davis to the reunion and
sold it for the owner for a handsome
Examination by physicians showed
hat his neck was dislocated In the
al. otherwise he received few bruls
as. He was a recent candidate for
leutenant goternor of Louisiana. His
family live in New Orleans. His
body was embalmed and sent home.
ive Die in Explosion of Carload of
Five persons are dead as the re
sult of an explosion of a carload of
giant gunpowder on the Chicago.
Indiana and Southern railroad at
Boise, Idaho, Friday afternoon.
A car, loaded with matches, caught
afire, and a crowd gathered. It is
supposed that the burning matches
set off the powder in the adjoining
car. The explosion was felt for 20
miles. and many windows were brok
THICK AS HOPS.
Army Worms Block Traffie on the
Railroads in Arkansas.
Army worms are so numerous be
tween Camp Belleview and Nemons.
Ark., that traffic on the St. Louis,
Kanneth and Southeastern railrad
has been interrupted. When the car
wheels mash them, the track is put
in a worse condition than if it had
been thoroughly soaped.
PYTHIAN EDITORS NAMED.
Members of the Journal's Publication
Grand Chancelor Mendel L. Smith
Thursday announced the board to
publish the proposed Pythian journ
al, provided for by the Grand Lodge
last week, at Anderson. The board
consists of Elbert H. Aull, of Ne
berry, chairman; Past Grand Chan
cellors D. C. Hleyward, of Columbia,
and M. Rutlege Rivers, of Charles
ton: 3. Thos. Arnold. of Grenville.
and 3. E. Williams, of Columbia.
GETS FAT JOB.
John G. Capers Given a Little More
President Roosevelt has appointed
Jno. G. Capers. late district attorney
of South Carolina, to be commission
er of internal revenue until Decem
ber 1st, when Pearl Wright of New
Orleans will take charge. Capers is
now practicing law in Washington.
in the Wall of Justice's Office il
BLACK HAND 'DID IT.
Dynamite and Giant Powder Arrang
ed to Explode by the Telephone
Fuse Connection.-Judge Kennel,
the Intended Victim, Has Bitterly
Fought The Murderous Organiza
tion, and They Wanted Revenge.
Through the timely discovery of a
bomb hidden in his office, Police Jus
tice Joseph Kennel of Weehawken,
New York, propably saved the lives
of himself and family. Between the
wall and a chest of drawers in the
office was found a bomb containing
sufficient 4ynamite and giant gun
powder to have wrecked the whole
house and blown the occupants to
The office of the Justice is on the
Hackensack Plank Road, near the
West Shore station at New Durham.
It is a room in the two-story frame
building he uses as his residence. In
addition to the Justice, who is sixty
years old, his wife and three children
and his mothe-in-law there are three
boarders in the house.
The office is a semi-public place to
which outsiders have access. About 5
o'clock in the evening the Justice
noticed what he thought was a string
sticking out from the space between
the wall and the chest of drawers.
He pulled it anu found it was at
tached to a fuse. Running his hand
back he drew forth a box, five by
'our Inches. The tute led into it. He
)pened it and found it to contain
lynamite powder and caps.
The Justice carried the Infernal
machine around to the police station.
rhere It was examined by Chief Jas.
N>oland and Captain Leonard Marki.
ro make sure of the character of the
nixture, the police took a pinch of it
>utside and laid it on a stone. A
,iece of the fuse wzs used. A bright
lame flashed the instant the spark
'eached the stone.
There was according to the poilce,
mnough explosive in the bomb to have
cilled the whole family and demol
shed the house. After this, the po
ice looked around for a means by
which the bomb could have been ex
)loded, and believea they found it
n its location. The machine was so
)laced that it was only a few inches
rom the telephone on the wall, and
irectly beneath it. They believe the
nen who placed it there planned to
onnect it with the telephone in some
nanner so that whoever rang the
phone after the connection was
nade would have been blown up.
There was dust on the bomb. and
:he opinion is that is was placed
here at least two days ago.
Justice Kennel in the past has been
rery severe on members of the Black
iand brought before him. He has
ield them all for the higuer courts
nd many threats have been made
tgainst him just as they were against
sustice Cortese, of Patterson, who
was blown up in his office.
Several times he has been warned
y his friends that he would be a
fictim, and it is said at the time of
:he Patterson tragedy that the police
were quietly warned that Justice
Kennel might be next. Nothing came
f uae warning, but while the police
were on the alert, and the friends of
he Justice, while not permitting him
to know it. never allowed him to be
a~lone when "Biack Hand" eases were
Some of the men the justice has
ield for the higher courts have re
:eived sentences, and it is thought in
some circles that their friends plann
ed to kill Kennel. The failure of
the llot to work is ascribed to the
men having been frightened away
before they had the opportunity to
make the necessary fuse connections
with the 'phone.
Three months ago four men found
with dynamite in their possession
were sent to prison for three months
by the justice. They were suspected
of being members of a gang of
thieves that was dynamiting rail
road cars when unable to pick the
The sentences of this quartette ex
pired a couple of days ago. They
have been released from prison, and
in this the police and the justice see
a coincidence that may prove to be
Justice Kennel, who is an old sol
dier, says he does not mind being
blown up, but he does not care to
have his family killed.
QUAKE KILLS MANY.
Many Houses Destroyed and the Peo
ple Left Starving.
The steamer Shawmut has brought
news of disastrous loss of life follow
ing 'an earthquake at Hsing-Kiang,
A telegram received from Peking
by the Nishi Shinmbun at Tokio short
ly before the Shawmiut sailed, report
ed that 4,000 persons were crushed
to death, a vast number of houses de
stroyed and many persons left starv
The Empress Dowager telegraphed
urgent instructions to local governors
to take measures to relieve the dis
FOOLED THE DOCTORS.
Man Lived Forty Years After Physi.
cians Gave Him Up.
Forty years after two physicians
had given him up as a hopeless vic
tim of tuberculosis and said his deatha
was a matter of only a few hours Dr.
Marvin Chapin. of Chicago, died Sun
Sonatrhe was pronounced be
yond human aid forty years ago h
went to the oil fields and roughed it
It is said Dr. Unapin cured himsel:
by swallowing crude oil. Dr. Chapit
came to Chcago In 1887 and taught i
Presbyterian Sunday School Class fo:
Three Persons Burned to Death am
Three lives lost, four persons misi
lng and many thousand's of dollari
loss in a fire at Newark's Turnverel
hall Thursday. The dead are th
jitorn with his wife and child.
WITHOUT A SUMMER.
Snow and Ice Prevailed in June.
July and August
Of the Year Eighteen Hundred and
Sixteen Throughout The North
The year 1816 was known through
out the United States and Europe as
the coldest ever experienced by any
person then living. There are per
sons in Northern New York, who
have been in the habit of keeping
diaries for years, and it is from the
pages of an old diary begun in 1810
and kept up unbroken until 1840
that the following information re
garding this year without a summer
has been taken:
January was so mild that most
persons allowed their fires to go out
and did not burn wood except for
cooking . There were a few cold
days, but they were very few. Most
of the time the aIr was warm and
springlike. February was not cold.
Some days were colder than any in
January, but the weather was about
the same. March, from the 1st, was
inclined to be windy. It came in like
a small lion and went out like a very
April came in warm, but as the
daysgrewlonger,the air became cold
er, and by the first of May there was
a temperature like that of winter,
with plenty of snow and ice. In May
the young buds were frozen dead, ice
formed half an inch thick on ponds
and rivers, corn was killed, and the
cornfields were planted again and
again, until it became too late to
raise a crop. By the last of May in
this climate the trees are usually In
leaf and birds and flowers are plenti
ful. When the last of May arrived
in 1816, everything had b'een killed
by the cold.
June was the coldest month of
roses ever experienced in this lati
tude. Frost and ice were as common
as buttercups usually are. Almost
every green thing was killed; all fruit
was destroyed. Snow fell ten inches
deep in Vermont. There was a
7-inch fall in the interior of New
York State, and the same in Massa
chusettes. There was a seven-inch
fall in the interior of New York
State and the same in Uassachusetts.
There were only a few moderately
warm days. Everybody looked, long
ed, and waited for warm weather,
but warm weather did not come.
It was also dry; very little rain
fell. All summer long the wind blew
steadily from the north in blasts,
laden with snow and ice. Mothers
knit socks of double thickness for
their children, and made thick mit
tens. Planting and shivering were
done together, and the farmers who
worked out their taxes on the coun
try roads wore overcoats and mit
On June 17 there was a heavy fall
of snow. A Vermont farmer sent a
flock of sheep to pasture on June 16.
The morning of thel7 th dawned with
the thermometer below the freezing
point. About 9 o'clock in the morn
ing the owner of the sheep started
to look for his flock. Before leaving
home he turned to his wife and said
"Better start the neighbors soon;
it's the middle of June and I may
et lost in the snow."
An hour after he had left home a
errible snowstorm came up. The
now fell thick and -fast -and, as
here was so much wind, the fleecy
asses piled in great drifts along the
windward side of the fences and out
uildings. Night came and the far
er had not been heard of.
His wife became frightened and
alarmed the neighborhood. All the
eighbors joined the searching party.
n the third day they found him. He
was lying in a hollow on the side hill
with both feet frozen; he was half
overed with snow, but alive. Most of
the sheep were lost.
A farmer near Tewksbury, Vt.,
owned a large field of corn. Hie built
fires. Nearly every night he and his
men took turns in keeping up the fire
and watching that the corn did not
freeze. The farmer was rewarded
for his tireless labors by having the
only crop of corn in the region.
July came in with ice and snow.
On the 4th of July Ice as thick as
window glass formed throughout
New Eng'and, New York and in some
parts of the State of Pennsylvania.
Indian corn, which in some parts of
the East had struggled througL May
and June. gave up, froze and died.
To the surprise of everybody, Au
gust proved the worst month of all.
Almost every green thing in this
country and Europe was olasted with
frost. Snow fell at Barnet, thirty
miles from London. on August ..
Newspapers received from England
stated that 1816 would be remember
ed by the existing generation as the
year in whch there was no summer.
Very little corn ripened in New En
gland. There was great privation,
and thousands of persons would have
perished in this country had it not
been for the abundance of fish and
wild game.-Danbury, Conn., News.
TURIKEY ON THE TRACK.
Engine's Headlight Blinded a Big
Gobler One Night.
The Columbia Record says the
other night Engineer J. A. Ashley, of
this city, while his train was thun
dering over the Seaboard Air Line
tracks on its way from Savannah
north, saw between the rails as he
was traversing Black Swamp a big
wild turkey gobbler.
As the big locomotive was almos.
upon him, the gobbler attempted to
escape, but flew straight into the
headlight, the -impact throwing him
upon the pilot, where he caught and
held fast. Mr. Ashley stopped his
train and walked out on the running
board to the pilot. The bird was
found to weigh twenty-three pounds.
and proved delicious, when prepared
in huntsman's style.
She Weighed Five Hundred and Elev
en Pounds Net.
At Louisville, Ky., Martha John
son. whose weight is 511 pounds,
diedl early Wednesday of heart fail
ure. She was 62 years old and be
lieved to be the largest person in
Kentu-CY. The undertaker who was
called said that fluid suffcient to
Iembalm six ordinary persons was
necessary In preparing the womana
-body for burial. -
The casket is six feet long. thre4
1feet wide and 21 inches deep. Twelv4
t'out negroes have been selected a1
NO THIRD TERM,
Bryan Says Roosevelt Will Not
Be Candidate Again for
EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL.
If His Reforms Are of a Substantial
Character There Ought to Be Some
Other Republican Sufficiently Iden
tified With Them to Represent
Them as Candidate," Says Bryan
Win. Jennings Bryan during the
course of an interview at Baltimore,
Wednesday with a representitive of
the News in reply to a question as to
what is the most important princi
pal to be applied at this time, said:
"The Jeffersonian maxim--equal
rights to all, and special privileges
to none-embodies the government
principle whose application is most
needed.. The abuses of which the
people complain arise from the vio
lation of this principle.
"Both Jefferson and Jackson
pointed out the evils of favoritism
and privilege and those evils are
especially noticeble at this time
when great corporations have secur
ed such an influence in nolitics.
"Favoritism in government oper
ates always in the interest- of the
few and against the masses. The
people as a whole can obtain no spe
cial favors from the government.
If the people tried to vote themsel
ves subsidies they would have to pay
the increased-taxes and thus take
the money out of one pocket and put
it into the other pocket. This
would not only cost them as much
as was collected but-they would have
to pay the expenses of collection and
"The remedy lies in withdrawal
of the priviledges in so far as the
evil rests upon privilege and a re
straint on corporations insofar as
the corporations have overstepped
Referring to his attitude relative
to the licensing of so-called trusts,
Mr. Bryan said:
'It has been criticised by some
who spend more time objecting to
remedies than they do proposing
remedies, but the license system
which I advocate was indorsed in
the Kansas City platform seven
"We have a few Democrats whose
sympathies are-with the trusts, and
some Democrats arealways alarmed
when a remedy is proposed. If the
remedy is proposed by a state such
Democrats are afraid that it in
terferes with the federal govern
rnent, and if it is proposed by the
federal government they are afraid
t interferes with the state.
"The people will not take their
emocracy from the employes of the
trusts who earn their salaries by
horoforming the public, while the
pockets of the people are being pick
THE THIRD TERM.
Relative to a third term for any
ocupant of the presidential offiee,
~r. Bryan said:
"When in congress I endeavored
to secure an amendment to the con
stitution making the president ineli
gible for a second term, and in both
of my campaigns I announced that
if elected I would not be a candi
date for a second term. I would
hardly look favorably: therefore,
upon a third term.
"I assume that the president will
adhere to the opinion which he has
xpressed on the subject and will
not be a candidate again. It would
be a reflection upon the success of
his administration, if, coming in by
an enormous majority, he had so re
duced the popularity of his party as
to make it impossible for any other
Republican to be elected.
"If his reforms are of a substan
tial character there ought to be
some other Republican sufficiently
identified with them to represent
them as a candidate. It would be
strange if the president was strong
enough to violate the anti-third term
precedent set by Washington, Jef
ferson, Madison, Monroe and Jack
son, and yet was not able to develop
a worthy Republican successor."
KILLED AT A CROSSING.
Engineer Bowen and Machinist Har
rison Victims of Crash.
A dispatch from Savannah, Ga , to
the Augusta Chronicle says Engineer
Daniel Bowen and Machinist William
T. Harrison met their death at 3
o'clock Wednesday morning in a
wreck at the crossing of the Central
of Georgia and the Charleston and
The light engine Bowen was driv
ing crashed into another of which H.
1. Allen was engineer. Allen was
slightly bruised about the _face, his
escape being regarded as miraculous.
Harrison crawled from beneath
the wrckage, terribly injured. As he
lay on the track he begged piteously
that he be killed to relieve his terri
ble agony. He welcomed death when
CALLED ON -ROOSEVELT.
Some Confederate Veterans Go to See
A number of Confederate veterans
who attended the reunion at Rich
mond last week, were in Washingtonl
sightseeing,p everal parties called
at the Whit-e asaeand were intro
duced to the president, former Sena
tor Jones heading a party from Ar
kansas, and Representative Kennedy
of Ohio, one from Georgetownl, Ky.
The latter were Gen. Morgan's men
five of whom were offcers. They had
a laattalk with the president
an oldanhim if he were again in
need of rough rider they were ready
for service. The prsoient told this
visitors several goo streaedt their
came away highlypesdwt hi