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VOL. XXI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JUNE 26, 1907. NO. 39.
The Legal Troops Win After a
Very Fierce Battle.
DETAILS OF MEETING.
th Which seventy Men Are Killea
Md a LAirge Nuniber Are Wound
di-Tlie Mitiners Arose at a Giv
ei Signal. "nd Drok6 Into the Ar
mory and Seized Riflos and Fired
A dispatch fiom St. Pietersburg.
Russiai says details of the mutiny of
$ipers at Kiev show that it was.
sypi-essed at midnight, June 17. be
t*ten the mtitineers and the loyal
troops, in which about seventy men
*ere killed or wounded.
kiev is one of the cities where rev
diutionary ideas have made the
greatest inroads on the army and
revolutionary military organization
is very powerful. counting among its
members dozens of officers.
The mutiny was planned to coin
cide with a general political strike
as a reply to the disolution of parli
inent, involving the railroads, tele
graphs and mails. In several of the
southern provinces arrangements for
the strike had been making for
tionths udider the leadership of an
eiperienced organizer. M. Loskoti,
who was a member of the first par
The decision of the revolutionary
staft at St. Petersburg to refrain from
demonstrations was disobeyed by the
hot-headed sappers. At midnight of
June 17, 500 men, at a given signal.,
left their beds, disarmed the sentries;
hurriedly dressed. obtained posses
slon of their rifles, broke into the
armory, secured some loaded cartrid
ges and then marched to the camp
square and fired a volley in the air.
The officer on duty. Captain Aku
loff, ran out and addressed the mut
iners, advising them to disperse. He
then called out another battalion.
drew the men and led a charge on
the mutiners. ordering them to sur
render. On their refusal to do so.
Captain Akuloff ordered the troops
to fire and fell dead hignself at the
first volley The fighting continued
for several minutes. Half a dozen
others were killed and about sixty
were wounded. Finally the muti
neers. with no officers, no leaders and
no plans, wavered and fled. Two hun
dren and fifty were captured but one
hundred and nine-three eluded pur
suit and hid in the city.
The mutiny at Kiev was arranged
by Shefch Evko. a revolutionist of
good family. who entered the army
as a volunteer for the purpose of
undermining discipline and won over
many of his' comrades but when he
raised the standard of revolt they
were frightened and the little band
of ring-leaders were overpowered.I
Three bombs were found in Shefch
Ecko's tent. All the mutiners will
be tried by courtmartial.
The workmen employed in a big
factory at Kiev struck after the mut
iny, but they have not yet been join
ed by the employes of other factor
General Sukhmliloff, the comman
der of Kiev, is taking the moderate
energetic measures to arrest the lead
ers of the movement. Hundreds of
houses have been searched and 93
citizens have been, arrested, among
them being officials of the railways
and telegraph service and the editors
of a newspaper.
Numerous other arrests were made
in Kiev, and a number of bombs were
found, but order is now restored.
The city is in the hands of the mil
The Novo Vremaya in an article on
the mutiny at Kiev attributes the
sedition of the at my by the corrup
tion of soldiers in the Japanese pris
ons: second, to the presence of Jews
in the army; and third, to the len
iency -hitherto shown by the militar.y
authorities. The paper claims, how
ever,, that the prop)oga.nda has made
but slight progress.
Trouble has also broken out
among the troops of the Third infan
try division, stationed at Kaluga.
General Orloff. who suppressed the
insurrection in the Baltic provinces
left st. Petersburg hurriedly to take
charge of the garrison at Kaluga.
No information is available as to
the nature of the troubles. a stiet
censorship on all incoming press dis
patches having been instituted ic
the dissolution of the parliamnent.
The dispatches of the Associalte~
Press from Kiev. detailing the mun
ity there, was turned over to the re
sor and held up from 12 to 14 hor
before they were delivered.
The wo'rkmen of Moscoi are he
coming restless and the connnfanldanu
of that city has brought twenty tw
companies of infantry into the place
Several big meetings of workmenok
the Moscow suburbs have been bo
enhlesale arrests continue in St
Petersburg. The preparation ofti
gstration lists for the election o
mebers of the new parliament havq
begun. __ _ _ _ _ _ _
KILLED) BY LIG3HTNlNG.
Young M1an Laid Low Hy Bolt a
A ipthto The State fronm Roel
Al dsatcha Anderson. the 1 7-yeat
l sys Sam r and Mrs. Geo. T
Anderson. was intfl' iedI
lightning Thursday te second sto
'clock. He was on tereted forh
of a residenicOed nrme ted his ht
father and had ha kingM' ths to
with which he ~v~~rukt the CO
cr post. Th tol et sid te l
temple and followid h ant side
the body, tearing di tt n -
ering the shoe. On of was badi
men was nearl" n a a
shocked but not killed.
FIRST NEW E.'
T x. Cotton Comtia oi li'lii
The first bale of the new efl
otton arrived at Houston.Hidai
Thurday by express fromnidl
county Texas.ulLast ar the f
al heretofore was June 2-,1'
SOME BIG SHIPS.
Two Immense Battleships to Be
Built by this Country.
They Will Be Two of the Most Pow
erful Fighting Machines Ever
Bids were opened at the Navy De
partment at Washington on last
Thursday for the consiruction of two
American "Dreadnaughts." each to
be of 20.1000 tons displacenent. The
total cost ol eacli when 'oniited is
estmiated at $10.000.00I.
Dimensions are: Length. 51 0 feet.
breadth. N.- feet. 2% inches; speed.
The main battery will consist of 10
12-inch gaus. so arranged as to per
:it a broadside fire 25 per cent
reater than any battleship built, or
The secondary battery will include
fourteen :-inch rapid-fire guns and a
number of smaller rapid fire guns.
The actual total weight of hull
and armor in the proposed designs is
approximately 3.000 tons greater!
than in the largest battleship so far
The bids of the Newport News
Ship Building Company with one hid
at $3.987.000 and the Fore River"
Ship Building Company. of Quiney,
Mass.. with a bid at $4.377.000 were
the successful bidders for the big 20,
000. ton battleships.
The bidding brought together a,
large number of shiphuilders and
others interested in naval construc
tion. Owing to alternative bids the
bidding was necessarily complete.
The Newport New Company submitt
ed no less that seven sets of plans
and were generally the lowest at all
points and with all combinations, but
the law provides that no company
shall receive more than one contract.
Bids other than the Newport News
Company and Fore River were
Cramp and Sons, deportment plans.
$4,100.000: New York Shipbuilding
The bids were referred for exami
struction, whic.h will recomnial '.he
structiop which will recommed the
THE SIGN OF DEATH.
Made a Witness Refuse to Testify in
In a New York Court one day last
week Ignazio de Leonardo and Pietro
ampinellia were convicted of kid
napping and employing 'Black Hand'
ne.thods of extortion. De Leonardo
'as first found guilty and at once
offered to turn State's evidence. At
the moment he took the stand Pam
>iellia placed his hand on his tem
ples and brought them down slowly
until they met on the throat. The
effect on Leonardo was startling. The
witness turned deathly pale. Then he
managed to say, "I am sick. I cannot
"-hy?" demanded Judge O'Sulli
With an effort Leonardo replied:
"Pampiellia has just given me the
sign of death. It is the Black Hand.
[ will not testify."
The witness was removed from the
room and given a chance to recover
himself. Later he was returned to
the stand only to collapse when his
eyes met those of his partner in
crime. He piositively refused to give
Pampinellia was convicted, as De
Leonardo had been, on the testimony
of Salvator Siatta. who was stolen
from his home last winter and, held
a prisoner while "Black Handa let -
ters demanded from his father. a
prosperous barber, a ransom of $10.
000. The youth was eventually re
leased. though the father denied that
he had settled with the abductors.
SAS WE'l) W1'N.
Cnese Minister D~oes Not BelieveC
War Talk, However.
This 'ounltry has ani ardent chiaml
pon in Sir Chen Tung Ling C'hang.
the Chinese minister. Befor'e leaving
Boston for Andov'er. where he wlli
revisit the scene of his school days at
Philips-Andover academy. lie foi'got
his professional caution enough to
sa that in the event of war with
lpan there wvould be no doubt of
he American army being vijctorious.
e however, did not believe there
s s any proslueet of a w~ar' between Ja
)n and thie Uited States. "In my
piniou Japan does not want to fight.
America is too powerful
BLAMES ONE DAY WII
fot ('hargeid W\ith perjur'y Sa
Shte ca~used His Arrest.
Bithe and~ debonlair,. in spite of 1 h'
act that lie has been arrested on
'gitiv' warr'ant from Dallas. 'e.
-arging him with perjury. JIohn B.
Baird aged 21 years. says he knows
i trou1E- is all the fault of his ~W
-iot'dy He married her in Dal
las heforeO he wvas 21 years old Sh
asolder that he.
\fti liv'iing with his )vit'e f'or one
- 'a.Baid returned to his parents in
-. saeala.Cal He says he can show
. at he was not guilt. ofpi'tYi
h manner in which lie got around
I he questoni as to his age.
I XggE D)ONATIlON.
anderbilt University Given One Hunl
dred Thiousand Dollars.
YAdispatch from Nashville says a
1w nnual alumni meeting at V an
- drbit Chancellor .J. H. Kirkla
an unoiicd a onuiribut ion of $1 '0
d 00 fromi Wiillianm K. \'anderhbi t
t tity. W. K. \Vanderbill of evYr
fand E. C. tffitton of Chicago wet
ele ~.cted memberst of he \ander'bil
- universit1 boarid of trustees.
t V con, Gan.. N. ID. Cohin, geus'
Sma ouger ouf the aluconi Gi'o'er
>0 compny1'A. and the wealthiest cit izel
s, committed~ suicide at his residence1
go e ille. by shooting himself in th
t hed with a shot gun. Ill health an
a a aeneral nervous break down is th
cas sined for the shooting.
Revolt in France Spreads and Sol
diers Fire on Mob.
FOUR OF THEM KILLED
Secret I40lic4 N.telt Lynched in Nar
11bnne. Which Phace Is See of
Wild Excesses.-Eleven Persons
Wounded in Riot.-Body of O.i
cer Dragged Through Streets.
Paris is Alarmed.
France seems to be having consid
rable trouble with her rebellious
itizens. A dispatch says the reb
lious excesses and rioting in the
didi are causing the greatest excite
nent and apprehension in Paris. The
)tl)reaks in Narbonne. Perignan.
Iontpelier, and other places are re
arded as of ominous character.
Orders were wired to the 13th
hasseurs at Beziers to proceed forth
ich to Narbonne. where the riotous
?lenent of the populace cast off all
estraint and the city became the
eene of many wild excesses. A
ecret police agent was lynched and I
ther persons were treated with the :
nost extraordinary brutality.
For a gentleman to appear on the
treets alone. was to court the risk i
f being clubbed to death. The troopsIa
ltinately were obliged to intervene i
or the protection of the officers of .
he law. which resulted in further I
The secret police agent who was (
ynched. was patrolling the promen- t
Lde Des Barques when the mob sud- i
enly invaded the street. They seized
.im and clubbed him till he was I
enseless. Then they riddled the I
)ody with bullets and pitched him I
nto the canal.
Later they fished the body from the I
ater and attached a rope to it drag- "
ed it through the streets. acting fe- I
'ociously all the while. When the <
roops arrived on the scene there i
vas sharp fighting. The mob at
empted to rush the soldiery. but the
atter fixed bayonets, and repelled
Revolvers were drawn by the riot
rs. and the troops were fired upon I
intil they were forced in self-defense
o shoot. Numbers of the mob fell.
our persons being killed. among
vhom was a girl twenty years of age.
Eleven others are known to have
een wounded. while many others
vere carried off by friends. Several
'asualties occurred among the troops.
ut just how many were killed or
counded is not known.
A battalion of infantry stationed
t Adage has deserted with its arms
,nd amunition. and has joined the
nsurgent wine growers at Beziers.
The mutiners were mostly recruit
-d from among the wine growers and
umbered 400. Later they offered to
-eturn to Adage if they were not pun
The premier replied that he refus
ed to parley with deserters saying
Lhat all the government's forces
~vould be utilized, if necessary, to
uppress the uprising.
The mutiners, fully armed. march
d to Beziers. General Croisade,
ommanding the brigade, met the
nutiners ot Villeneuve.
"Soldiers must kill me or obey
e." he commanded. The soldiers
elied that they had no desire to
kill him. but were determined to re
turne to Beziers.
A detatchmenlt of gendarmfes at
emted to bar their way, when the
utiners fired a volley in the air, and
were permitted to pass.
The mutineers stacked their arms
in the square at Beziers, where they
were loudly cheered and warmly wel
coied by the peop~le.
The news has caused the gravest
concern in government circles. It is
announced that the government's
watchword remains 'Law must
FOUND EABY 1N BRUSH.
W~andered in Wildernes.s, His Throat
Parched W~ith Thirst
Walking alone in a wilderness of
sage brush, his throat parched with a
thirst of forty hours, his sturdy lit
tle legs torn and bleeding from briar
thorns, the 1 9-months-Old baby of
Lawrence Mtarsh. residing near Cal
well, Idaho. was found Thursday
alive and prattling to himself after
Isearch which began with the child's
disapearance on Saturday r.ight and
in which a piosse of several hundred
men were emp)loyed.
As Henry A. Hanthorn, one of the
io was standing, the little fellow
looked up wide-eyed at the strange
man in blue flannel shirt and wide
brimmned hat and then to the horse.
"Pony. baby ride pony?" the
roungster questioned with glistening
"You bet you can. bless your little
old heart." cried Hanthon.
BOGUS POULTRY D)EALERS.
Obtained $100,000 Worth of Goods
and Failed to Pay.
Operating under various aliases. it
is alleged by the Poultry Dealers' as
sociation, of New York. a gang of
s~inders obtained $100.000 worthl
of poultry. butter and eggs for which
not a cent was paid. The men oper
ated under various firm names.
The bogus dealers were last organ
ized under the name of Harlem Pro
duce company and had a store ii
New York city.. where they did
rushing b~usiness for about a month
Heuy Rosenblatt has been arrestec
4and three other' men are being pur
sued by the police, all charged witl
grand lareeny for their part in th<
STRU'CK BY A TRAIN.
an an.d N-orse Killed and The Wag
A Beaufor't special to The Stat
says a colorod n name'l .Vmc
reIgory was killed Thursday rmol'
ne at 'a er'ossing. on the track of thb
Charlest on and1 \\'estern Carolina ra
road near Sheldon. The train idl
a or the crossing and the negro in]
e 'wagon drove on the track. It wi
:d too late to stop the train. The mn
ee:was thrown IA feet. the horse killt
and the wagon demolished.
And Three Fatally injured by
Live Electric Wires.
A Father, Son and Two Other Men
Drop as Boiler They Are Moving
Touches Live Electric Wires.
Four men went to instant death
a father and son dropping together
without a chance to say good-by
and three others were probably fat
ally injured Friday evening at Mari
ners Harbor Staten Island, in an ac
cident characterized by remarkable
A high tension current of 15,000
volts in three wires sped through the
bodies of the four men and a heavy
ercentage of this tremendous power
aralyzed the other three.
The tragedy occurred in the big
;oap factory of Procter & Gamble.
n Western avenue. Only half a
lozen men saw the lives of the vie
ims snuffed out.
Two of the dead have been identi
ied. They are Williah Goruy and
iis son, William. both of No. 358 W.
orth-sixth street. Manhattan.
The names of the other dead and
f the three survivors who are in St.
incent's Hospi(itl at Livingston have
ot been learned.
Two foremen. Patrick Sweeney. of
ort lane. Mariners' Harbor and Wil
ini Burke. of No. 4 Taylor street.
lariners' Harbor, have been arrested
n charges of criminal negligence.
It was about 5.30 when the seven
nen, employed as laborers in the
ards of the factory, were told to re
nove a big boiler in the rear of the
tructure. Hundreds of employers
tad filed out of the gates by that
ime and were hurrying home. Soon
nly half a dozen men were left
he watchman and belated soap fat
By six o'clock all preparations had
een made for taking the boiler
tross Western avenue to the new
ilding erected by the firm.
From the rear yard there extends
hrough a sort of alley so wide that
t might be called -a street, a single
rack upon which flat cars run. A
errick had been used to hoist the
oiler to one of these cars. and the
;even workers had lashed it to the
Goruy and his boy were side by
ide. panting with exertion. Just as
he men were about to release their
old and let the car slip, through the
orce of gravity, down the alley and
tross the street. there was a tremen
ous flash of blinding. incandescent
ight. and a succession of sharp, deaf
The boiler stack had severed three
)f the ten wires. instantly becoming
conductor of electricity. Without
en a moan Goroy and his boy. both
)f whom had their hands on the
etal. dropped as if struck by light
ing. stone dead. The two unidenti
led men on the other side of the car
unged to the ground, instantly kill
The three workmen at the rear.
aving hold of the woodwork, did
ot receive a shock immediately. One
f the three severed wires. which
vere sputtering on the ground and
-quirming and twisting like so many
nakes. swished up and coiled around
Lhe neck of one man, unwinding in
The other two wires were plung
ing and flying about, emitting show
rs of sparks. On the ground lay the
an whose neck had been encircled.
n the fraction of a second his com
anions were down--not stretched
out as would be a man who was shot
r stabbed to death, but huddled in
the shapeless heap) that is the result
f the awful contraction of the
muscles incident to death or injury
TWO COWS DROP DEAD.
Mr. W. G. Austell of Gaffney Loses
Two Fine Animals.
A special to The State from Gaff
ney says Mr. W. G. Austell had two
fine cows to die under rather peculiar
circumstances last week. They es
caped from the pasture wvhere they
were confined and got into a patch of
sorghum of which they ate a little as
they passed through. This was about
noon; at seven o clock after they had
been driven home they both dropped
dead within two minutes of each oth
er. Mr. Austell does not think that
the cane caused the death of tne cows
because the quantity which they ate
was so small.
HER WEIGHT IN HEART BALM.
Jilted Heavyweight Got Fifty Cents
Per Pound Damages.
Heart balm to the amount of 5(
cents a pound was awarded to Mis:
Amanda Stuffiet of Royersford, Pa
She weighs 230 pounds and she wat
awarded $125 because she was 31ltei
by Daniel Kinsell, aged 68 years
She said he was the third man wh
had "gone back on her."
in the other two cases she did no
b~ring suits. but the third disappoint
meat was too much. and she said sh
determined not to submit meekly t
this last and "unkindest cut of all.
She is 4S years old.
BURNED) TO DEATH.
Colored Boy Supposed To Have Con
A dispatch to The State says a co
ored boy named Feaster, was foun
dead in the woods near Gregg Shoalt
20 miles from Anderson. When la:
seen he was going hunting with rifi
'of small calibre. When found by
colored woman all of his clothes ha
been burned from his body and
bullet hole was through his -neck.
is thought that he committed suici(
and his cloths conght fire from tl
exlosionl of the cartridge, being
FALLS FROM TRAPEZE.
When Hecr Partner's Teeth Failed
Hold Up Rope.
At Desumines~'. Iowa. through i
filuro of har mate's teeth to hold
- ling trapoze' act in Rlobimson s C
- .ls. Emle linernVa was dashed to t
ing from n'earI the top of the 1
[Itent. Her hack is sprained, her rig
ankle broken. and right side cut a
brhuisedl. It is feared that interr
sinuries may result in death. E:
Minerva's real name is Mrs. Willib
(1 Davis, and her home is in Freepo
HUNG AT LAST.
The Closing Chapter of a Noted
Case in Georgia.
Convicted of Hurder, Escaped from
Jail, Surrendered in California,
and Finally Hung.
A dispatch from Cardale, Ga., says
after having made two sensational
escapes and finally surrendering to
authbrities in California, George W.
Bundrick was hanged in the jail yard
there at noon Friday for the murder
of John Shroeder.
This was the first execution to
take place in the new county of Crisp
and perhaps in any of the new coun
ties created at the last session of
the legislature. The trap was sprung
by Sheriff George W. Sheppard, for
mier sheriff of Dooly county in which
office he officiated at several execu
tions. There was not a hitch.
Bundrick marched coolly to. the
gallows and met his fate stoically.
He has been resigned to his fate for
some time, reading his Bible and con
versing cheerfully with his death
watch. He had made a desperate ef
fort to secure executive clemency.
In many ways it has been one of
the most remarkable cases in the his
tory of the state. Several years ago
in Dooly county a feud grew up be
tween the Bundricks and John Schro
George Bundrick and his brother
met Schroder in the public highway
Schroder and his wife were in a bug
gy, and the Bundricks stepped from
oncealment and shot Schrodpr to
death and seriously wounded his
Walier Bundrick was sent up for
life. George Bundrick escaped and
after several months was captured.
On trial he was convicted and senten
ced to hang. Then came a long legal
fight, which terminated in the su
preme court affirming the conviction.
Then followed the fight before the
prison commission to save Bundrick's
life. On the day prior to that on
which he was to die on the gallows,
the governor granted a respite. and
that night Bundrick escaped frnm
jail. For weeks nothing was heard
of him. Then came news of.his sur
vender in California.
DEAF MUTES MARRY.
Interesting Marriage Ceremony Wit
nessed by Many Friends.
The Spartanburg Journal says at
the Baptist Church at Cedar Springs
at two o'clock Thursday, Miss Docia
Smoak, of Cedar Springs, and Wil
liam W. Worley. of Pittsburg, Pa.,
were united in marriage by Rev. J.
W. Michaels, of Little Rock, Ark., a
deaf Baptist evangelist, who perform
ed the ceremony in the deaf lan
guage. the only language known to
the contracting parties. In order to
make the marriage legal there was
one deaf witness.
The marriage ceremony was novel
and interesting and was witnessed by
a large number of friends, many ,of
the pupils of the Cedar Springs in
stitute being present.
The bridal party entered the
church at two o'clock and the bride
and groom took their place before
the minister, who went through the
regular ceremony of the church, us
ing the sign language. The usual
questions were asked and the re
plies made by signs, after which the
minister pronounced the happy cou
ple man and wife.
The bride graduated at Cedar
Springs two years ago. She is at
tractive looking young woman and
has many friends at Cedar Springs.
Mr. Worley graduated at the deaf
and dumb Institute in Bristol, Tenn.,
and also at the deaf and dumb insti
tute in Washington. He now holds a
responsible position with the West
inghouse Electrical company in Pitts
On Wednesday Robert P. Smoak, a
teacher at Cedar Springs, and Miss
Caroline McCaslan, of Hodges, were
married at Hodges at the home of
the bride's sister by Rev. Mr. Mich
aels. The bride and groom being
deaf the sign language was used. Mr.
and Mrs. Smoak went to Spartanburg
to attend the wedding of Miss Smoak
and Mr. Worley at Cedar Springs.
WOMEN IN TERROR.
Plead Against Release of Murderer
Who Killed Their Protector.
The people of Coleman county
Tex., have been appealed to in pa
thetic earnestness by Mrs. Beulal
Hanks, who has asked them to re
frain from signing a petition for th4
pardon of Sam Cole, who murderec
her father and threatened to murdei
her mother and sister.
If Cole is released she said h<
twould carry out his threat and ad<
-two more murders to his list. He
Smother and sister have niot only beel
broken hearted, because of the mur
der of the husband and father, bu
the are in mortal terror of the mal
who took his life. They feel sur
that the moment he is released fren
irison their days are numbered.
-'Sympathy for the prisoner's mot~
er has arroused the people. Mr
i-anks said she, too, pitied the ol
lady, but she has .warned the peop1
- gainst causing the unhappy mothe
d any more sorrow by _releasing he
.son to commit more crime.
t In conclusion she said: "In clo..
elg I warn you once more. My poc
a other and sister are standing wit
dearstained faces and outstr'eatche
a rms. pleading with you for prote
[ ion. .Will you not heed this cry
Le roken hearts?''
tt PIRATES ROB HOUSE.
Silverware Valued at $10,000 Tak
Froim Country Place.
Pirates from Long Island Soul
worked foi' more than an hour r
moving valuable silverware from t
e ummer' home of Jacob H. Langlot
n president of the American Metal o
r an. did not awaken a memb
e ofte family. The Langloth home
a t ye. N. Y. - tebo
hr The pirates carried off tebo
dvalued at $1 0,000 from the house
al boats at the shore's edge. lled
te aniily plates and a tea set valuetd
2 2,500, given to Mr. Langloth by
t,, mployes of the American Metal co~
an, were taken.
Gets Ten Years land One Day
Convicted of Blowing Open the Safe
of J. T. Shuler at Montmorenci.
Short Sketch Of Other Noted
Safe Blowers Convicted Several
-A special to the State from Aiken
says: William McKinley, alias "Day
tos Scotty," and Edward Duggan,
alias "Los Angeles Star," two of
the notorious gang of 'safe blowers
which operated in Souta Carolina
several years ago, were convicted
in Aiken Friday in the court of gen
eral sessions and sentenced to serve
ten years and one day each in the
State Dententiary. This was Der
haps, the most Interesting case tried
in Aiken in years and large crowds
were attracted. They were charged
with having entered the storo of Mr.
J. T. Shuler, at Montmorenci, Aiken
county on Dec. 16, 1902, and steal
ing therefrom the personal funds of
Mr. Shuler after having blown open
The case was taken up at 9:30
o'clock on Friday morning and was
given to the jury at 5 o'clock in the
afternoon, the jury rendering a ver
dict of gulty in ten minutes.., ,
McKinley and Duggan had no at
torney and dd not ask for one.
They seemed to realize that a con
viction was sure to follow and their
manner was rather that of insolent
The State put 20 witnesses on the
stand, including the following from
Columbia: W. C. Dowie and W. J
Garner, former policeman; Sergeant
W. W .Quarters and W. T. Morse,
at present members of the Columbia
police department, and Mr. J. H. Ele
zer, a prominent merchant of the
The principal witness for the State
was Postoffice Inspector H. T. Gre
gory, who was on the stand for one
hour and a half, detailing the crim
nal history of the defendants and ex
plaining their plan of operation in
pursuing their profession as safe
blowers. His testimony was inter
esting and was -of tself sufficient to
establish the guilt of the two "yeg
men.'" Mr. Gregory has had
charge of all the cases aainst the
gang of safe crackers' which opera
ted so successfully in South Carolina
and has been detailed by the gov
ernment to handle similar cases in
other States. -His straightforward
unostentatious manner on the wit
ness stand and his polite, quiet de
meanor on the outside make. him ad
mired by all and it is evident that
when he enters a case against one
of these professiolial "crooks" he
is able to 'deliver the goods."
The defendants introduced no wit
nesses and did not attempt to plead
The chain of evidence against
them was very convincing and there
can be no doubt about their being
the parties who "cracked" Mr. Shu
lers's safe. Judge Klugh's charge
to the jury was brief but clear strong
and able. As soon as the verdict
was rendered the defendants were
asked if they had anything to say
why sentence should not be passed
upon them. They asked the mercy
of the court and Judge Klugh gave
them 10 years and one day each
at hard labor in the South Carolina
penitentiary. They will be carried
to Columbia Monday morning.
The Yeggmanl's Record.
McKinley and Duggan were Joint
sions at Aiken on Feb. 5 for the
sionsat Alken on Feb. 5 for the
breaking into the store of J. T. Shu
ler. The postoffice at Monmorenci
was then located in Mr. Shuler's
store, he being the postmaster as
well as the railroad and express
agent. For the robbery of the
Montorenci postoffice, at the same
time as the store, Duggan and Mc
Kinley were sentenced on April 16,
1903,~ in the United States circuit
court at Charleston. to serve sen
tences of five years' imprisonment
in the United States penitentiary,
Atlanta, Ga., and to pay fines of
The leader of the gang of three
in the robbery of the store, postof
fice and blacksmith shop of Bonnet1
& Keel at Montmorenci on th4
night of Dec. 16, 1902, Willian
Morray, alias "Kentucky Billy," i:
now in the Massachusetts State. pris
on, Charleston, Mass., serving a sen
tence of 19 years for marislaughte:
which he committed at Boston
Mass., in May, 1904.
This gang of three were the pio
neen members of the Nolan gani
at Columbia and associated on thi
losest terms of intimacy wir.n tir
four members who followe~d then
into South Carolina, occupying th
same houses, frequenting the sam
resorts, etc. But in actual safeblow
ng the general gang usually i ide
into two squads of three and fou
afe blowings and burglaries com
mitted by Billy Duggan and McKEi
ley in 1901 and 1902 were pisi
o ffices in the following South Carc
ina towns: Central. Mayesvill(
Blacksu rg. Walterboro. RowesvilII
Motmorenci and Batesbur'g.
SIBrought to Aiken From Atlanta.
, ,uggan was relased from the fe
elral prisonl at Atlanta Jan. 21. 190
nd was brought to Aiken and lodge
in the county jail. McKinley ha
o serve 30 days more at Atlant
han Duggan on account of havin
a ssaulted one of the wardens at tb~
edfeeral prison. He was relased fro
the penitentiary on Wednesday, Fe'
2 0 after United States Deputy Ma
shal Scott of Atlanta had carrie
him before O. C. Fuller, clerk of til
United States circuit court, Atlanti
o make oath as to his inability
py the fine of $500. a part of a
sentence. Immediately after his r
lase he was taken into custody I
Messrs. .J. Tye and N. A. Chastai
-d deputy sherifi from the office of She
-f Nelmis of Fulton county, Atlant
iead later delivered to Sheriff T.
e.Raboi of Aiken cousty. _McKinlj
w- as accompanied on his trip to Ai
r n by Sheriff T. P. Rlabon. Depu
is heriff A. L Edison and Fostofii
Inspector H T. Gregory.
. Ansel's First Requisition.
to The requisition on the governor
ee eorgia for Duggani and Mcinl
at was the first requisition mad
ee Gov. Ansel, and on the first day
n- his administration.
The trial of these men was set
WIPES OUT FAMILY.
A Man Kills His Wife, Three Chil
dren and Himself.
Unhappy Domestic Relations are Said
To have Been the Cause of the
A special to The Journal from Jas
per, Fla., says W. W. Barton, a car
penter, shot and almost instantly
killed his wife, three children and
himself at his home, there on last
Thursday night. One victim, a child
five year s of age, survived long
enough to tell that Barton did the
The shots were heard about ten
o'clock that night, but no attention
was paid to the matter until early
next morning when neightbors dis
covered Barton's body lying on the
front porch and that of his wife on
the back porch.
* The children were found in a bed
room, the pistol having been held
closed to the mouth in each instance
and the faces were powder marked.
Unhappy- domestic relations are be
lieved to have been responsible - for
Barton left home Tuesday and did
not return until late Wednesday eve
ning, when he found the doors nailed
against him. He battered them down
and began his work of destruction.
ENDS HIS LIFE
While in Custody of an Officer for
After presenting a forged order
for $850 in the office of the paymas
ter of the department of the gulf in
the Candler building, Atlanta, and
while handcuffed and in the custody
of two policemen, a negro giving his
name as John Williams, swallowed
carbolic acid, which he had conceal
ed on his person. He fell to the floor
and died In a few minutes.
The negro represented himself -as
John Williams, a'discharged corporal
of the Twenty-fifth Infantry; which
has been giving the government trou
ble for some months by presenting
forged orders for back pay.
He recently tried to work the game
on the army .paymaster at Kansas,
but failed, and made his escape. The
department of the gulf officials had
been notified of the forger's opera
tions and were watching for him.
When he appeared and presented
the order he was held in conversation
until officers arrived. As the negro
swallowed the poison he said: 'I will
never go to jail."
MERCHANTS IN, DUEL.
Two Dead and Dying as the Result of
a Post Office Fight.
Rivalry between the biggest mer
chants of Glimpsville, Tenn., over
the location of Uncle Sam's post of
fice ended in a tragedy last week.
John C. Glimps, for whom the city
was named, emptied the contents of
a shotgun in the body of Waddy Tat
um, causing death, and receiving
wounds. himself which will probably
Bad blood had existed between the
two for some time, owing to business
rivalry, and this* was kindled- afresb
when the location of the post office
was agitated. Glimps' two sons were
with him at the time of the shooting.
Tatumn was game, firing several timei
from his pistol after he fell to the
$15 TOO MUCH FOR WIFE.
Jisband Returned $14 of It to Mat
Who .Took His Squaw.
Concluding that $15 was vastly to<
much to ask for his 230-pound wife
Cervada, an Indian at Oklahoma Cit:
gave back $14 to Big Mike, wh<
bought Cervada's spouse. Big Mik
weighs 220 pounds and he longed fo:
a wife of equal proportions. As Cer
vada weighed but 120 pounds, Mike
seemed to think it was his duty t<
relieve his friend of the heavyweigh
spouse. So he just took her awa
from Cervada's wigwam -and left $1
When Cervada returned and foun
'that he had been relieved of hi
heavy wife and given $15 in the bar
gain, he concluded that Big Mike wa
entirely too generous,, so he return
ed $14 of the money.
June 24, but the date was changed.
Ten Convicted Second Time.
Of the 11 safeblowers sent frot
South Carolina in April and Ma:
1903, to the United States penitent
ary at Atlanta, Ga., to serve senter
-ces each of five years' imprisonmen
Simposed by the late Circuit Judt
S imonton on four at Charleston at
District Judge Braw.leY on seven
1the United States circuit court
SGreenville. ten have been releasE
nd extradited from Georgia .or tri
n other burglaries. The eleveni
m an. James Lang, alias "Black Billa
one of the four convicted of, the poe
ffice robbery at Greers, in Gree
vlule county. will not be released b
fore October of this year.
'he ten who hove been extraditi
have all been tried and convicted at
eceived sentences to the penitentia
ies of this State and North Carolin
Nine Sentenced to S. C. Penitentiary
The following professional saf
c -tackrs are now serving sentenec
dn the South Carolina penitentiar
-~l members of the famous Nolang.
insey gang: John Fisher, ali
"-'onecticut Shorty." and Charl
'Day, alias "Missouri Cnarlie, se
enced to 10 years each for blowi
the safe of the Heath Banking a
M ercantile company at seath Sprin
Ton I-amilton. alias 'foledo Da
nv" Joe Bird, a.,as -'Columbus Joe
and William Oliver. sentenced
January to ten year each forto
ig the safe in - Feb Cok' store
tva Andersonl county. Fe.3.- 0
Ihomas Nolan. alias "Chicago 1
n " and Charles Howa'rd, al
I Texas Dutch," were sentenced
. S partnburilg in April to ten yei
e each for blowing the saf.e of the E~
- ee Manufacturinlg company. Th
buve takenf an appeal to the supre1
e court and are yet iai jail in Sparta
urg awaiting the hearing of the
2f When McKinley and Duggan rel
ly the penitentiary at Columbia the
w ill be including Nolan and Howa
ofnie of the notorious gang of ye;
men doing hard labor for the St
ON 'THE ALERT.
War Ships Should All Go to the
SAYS NAVY BOARD.
Land and Sea War Game to Test the
Efficiency of Our Defences.-Rush
Work in All the Navy Yards.-A
Orders Sent to Manila and Hono
lula Urging Great Activity in For.
tifying the Harbors.
The Washington correspondent of
the New York American sa-s com
prehensive Dlans' for putting the
Navy in a state of preparedness for
any emergency were sent to Secretary
of the Navy Metcalf for immediate
dispatch +o the president, on Wednes
day of last week.
By special direction of the Presi
dent the General Board of the Navy,.
of which Admiral Dewey is the presi.
dent, has been in session for several
days discussing the needs of steps to
*insurethe presence of the war feet,
in fighting condition, at the paint
where it could render the nost-ef
fective service in case of an emer
gency; and the board has now for
mulated and handed to Sedretary
Metcalf a series of recommendations,.
which include the following:
That the entire battleship squad
ron of the Navy be concentrated one
the Pacific Coast. -
That 5rompt measures be taken to,
improve to the highest point of effi
ciency the shipbuilding plants and!
dry docks on the Pacific Coast, even
to the extent of taking these plants
and docks under Government con
trol if that be found necessary.
Other recommendations of similar
tenor are included in the plans sub
mitted to Secretary Metcalf.
'While these plans' have been pre
pared by the Navy Board at the di
rect request of the President, it is.
not certain that they will be approv
ed by him. Butthe fact that he has
thought it necessary to seek-counsel
from the navy exierts at this time is
regarded here with the. utmost sig
nificance and has stired navy circles
to an unuasual deg ' of activity and
Nor is this likely to be lessened by
the announcement made that the See
retary of the Navy will leave for Cal
ifornia where he will make a special
study of naval conditions on the Wes
tern coast, and that a joint naval
and army game is shortly to ben
augurated on the Pacific slope for the
purpose of ascertaining what success
a foreign foe would have in passing
fortifi'-ations and entering certain
specified ports with landing expedi
Information is to the effect that at
Honolulu and Manila orders have al
so been issued to put more energy
into the work of fortifying the two *
harbors that has heretofore been
Immediate interest, however, at
taches to the recommendation of the
Navy Board, and therfore of Admir
al Dewey as well, that our. complete
force of battleshipsbeconcentratedin
Pacific waters. The board has many
times expressed the opinion that the
greatest usefulness of the battleship.
is attained) when such vessels are
maintained in squadrons in the
places where they are most likely to
It is significant, that, in pursuance
of this opinion, the battleships which
have heretofore all been gathered to
gether in the North Atlantic, with the
exception of the Oregon and Wiscon
sin, at present out of commission,
should be recommended for conceg
tration on the PacIfic. Here is the
full complement of ships which the
Naval Board desires to have sent
around the Horn, traveling in a re
verse direction over the course of
the historic Oregon:
Conneticuit, Captain Hugh Oster
haus, 6,000 tons.
Mains, Captain Nathan E. Niles,
Missouri, Captain E. C. Pendletonl,
Louisiana, Captain A. R. Couden,
Virginia, Captain Seaton Schroe
der, 14,948 tons.
Georgia, Captain R. G. Davenport,
New Jersey, Captain W. W. Kim
ball, 14,948 tons.
Rhode Island, Captain C. G. Bow
man, 14,948 tons.
Alabama, Captain S. P. Comly, 11,
551 Iliois, Captain G. Blockliniger,
K- ersarge, Captain Herber Winslow
:eKentucky, Captain E. B. Barry,
Ohio, Captain L. C. Hellner, 12,
dIdiana, Captain D. H. Mahan, 10,
;h8 Iowa,.Captain Henry McCrea, 11,
34Mnnesota, Captain John Hubbard,
1- 000rtont,.Captain William C. Por
teor flag 0oficers are assigned t
Ldthese batleships Rear Admiral
a. Cals M. Thomas, Reahe Admira
ioldiamaHde ready to start on their
courn e toathe pacific in sixty days'
iouress should the President op
osie therecosmmendation, and as to
- that there in naval circles there is
s h cretabelief that the order for
Ses thmto prepare for the trip will be
issued by the president in a few days.
- Two Boys Are Drowned at the Gluck
- A dispatch from Anderson to The
at State says Gordon Hill and Roy Ban
ulster. two lads of 10 years, were
~ drowned Thursday afternoon in the
as pond at the Gluck mills. The boys
at were in swimming and got into, deep
The pond is about 14 feet deep in
ey the deepest place. They sank and
ne before assistance could reach them
~ u-life had departed.
- Coroner Pruitt went to the scene_
but decided an inquest was unneces
.chsary as death was due to accidental
The boys lived with their parents
-g- in the mill village, about three miles
te south of Anderson. The deaths have
~+castn glomovr the mill village.