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VOL. XXI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1907. NO. 49.
Carrying Sixty or Eighty Persons
to Their Death.
Unsuspecting Workmen Are Swept to
Their Doom by Collapsing of Half
of- Long Bridge Over the St. Law
rence River-Men Had Just Quit
Work for the Day-Grinding Crash
Proceeded Falling of Structure.
A section of the new bridge across
the St. Lawrence River, five miles
below Quebec, Canada, collapsed
late Thursday. carrying scores of
bridge workers and mechanics into
the water. It is estimated that- the
loss is more than sixty and may ex
ceed that number by twenty.
The bridge was about a mile and
a half in length and half of it. from
the south shore to mid stream, crum
pled up and dropped Into the water.
Ninety men were at work on this sec- -
tion of the structure and the whistle c
had just blown at 5:30 for the men -1
to quit work for the day, when there -
came a grinding sound from the c
The men turned to see what had I
happened and an instant later the c
cry went up. "The bridge is falling." c
The men made a rush shoreward, but t
the distance was too great for them c
to escape. The fallen section of the
bridge dragged others after it, the '
snapping girders and cables booming
like a crash of artillery.
Terror lent fleetness to the feetof c
the frightened workmen as they sped .f
shoreward, but only a few of them
reached safety befoi-e the last piece t,
of iron work on the south shore was t
dragged into the water. 9
Near the shore the wreckage of the h
bridge did not go below the surface v
of the water and eight workmen. b
were rescued and taken to the hospi- b
tal at Levis. S
The steamer Glenmont had just p
leared the bridge when the first sec- n
tion fell. The water thrown up by
the debris went clear over the bridge c,
of the steamer. s1
The captain at once lowered boats. 1
The small boats plied backward and b
foward over the sunken wreckage for .3
half an hour, but there were no signs y
of life. The twisted iron and steel e,
had its victims in a terrible death c
grip. A few floating timbers and u
broken stems of the bridge toya'-d t<
the north shore were the only'signs tl
that anything unusual had happened. f,
There was not a- ripple on the N
smooth surface of the St. Lawrence a
as it swept along toward the gulf- si
A11 the men drowned were employees
of the Phoenixville Bridge Company t]
and sub-contractors of Quebebc and E
At ten o'clock Thursday night 16 a
bodies had been picked up and the S
men in the hospital two are not ex
pected to live throughout the night.
The Quebec bridge was begun
about seven years ago and it was to
e finished in 1900. Subsidies hadt
been granted by the Federal and Pro- p
vinical Governments and the city of
Quebec and the estimated cost of the
work was $10.000,000.
The Phoenixville Bridge Company.
f ennsylvania, had the contract for
the construction of the bridge and
were working-from both sides of the ~
:-iver. - -
Tc horror of the situation is in
:reased by the fact that there are S
number of wounded men pined :n
the wreckage near the shnre. Their
groans and shrieks can be her.rd
plainly by the crowds who have gath
ered at the water's edge, but nothing
so far can be done to relieve their
SAME OLD STORY.
Blames a Woman for His Being a
At New York Chester B. Runyan.
the former paying teller, who stole
nearly $100.0'. in --casn from the
Windsor Trust Company last June
told in the Court of General Session:I
the story of his downfall.
He charged that Laura A.. Carter.
now on trial charged with receiving
some of his money. led him astray.
Runyan testified that he met Mrs.
Carter on the street by chance
and visited he at her home sev
er-al times. He told her
that he had stolen sevveral thous
and dollars from the bank and sh<
said: "You'rs in bad now, why don't
you take some more and have enough
Runyanl stated that alter he gave
Mrs. Carter $10.000 in $1,000 bilH
she mmiediately left her fiat, where
he was hiding. She returned with
the police, who arrested him.
THIRTY HUCRT AT ASHEVILLE.
'asengr Train Collides With an
At Asheville, N. C., passenger train
No. 41, on the Southern Railway.
<ollid.d with an engine of the west
.ound main line at 11 o'clock Thurs-1
day morning, damaging both engines
nd the combination car. Thirty per
ons were injured, none fatally. 'rhe
more severely injured are:
R. T. Strubble. Fredicktow~n, Ohio:
. -. Jennings, Pittsbuirg, Pa.: Mrs.
. C. Bronton. Americus. Ga; Miss
\. A. Collins. Hattiesburg. Miss:
Eias Field. (colored) Asheville. N.
' Mrs. J. B. Smith. Atlanta; Carrie
Mc1elver. Charlotte. N. C: R. L. C^--k
shank. Greenville. S. C.: J- J- s. .rdy
\mnerius. Ga.: Elevyn Dicks. Dum
irto. S. C.: J. R. Davis. Salisbur.
N. C.: WV. M. Shears, Atlanta: Miss
Alice Holdenburg. New Orleans; J. B.
Hnsle. Sylva. N C.: John Sample,
Ninety-Six. S. C.: Mrs. Elizabeth
Chaliss. Tuskagee, Ala.; Mrs. W. L.
Richardson, Conway. S. C.: Hazel C.
Ec'Ket, Asheville. N. C.; Miss G. B.
scirt. Asheville. X. C.
A STRANGE STORY.
Young Lady Left by Herself Short
Time Disappears. .
Later Her Body Is Found Floating
in a Nearby Lake by Some
A strange story comes from Dover,
N. J. Five minutes after her arrival
at Nolan's Point, Lake Hopatcong.
Saturday night in company with her
cousin, Charles Maguire, of Dover,
Miss Agnes Maguire, a public school
teacher, of Brooklyn disappeared and
no trace of her was found -ntil her
body was discovered in a nearby lake
Wednesday. Their destination was a
cottage known as Camp Looy. where
Charles Maguire who is a clerk in the
Dover postoffice, had been spending
Whether the case is one of foul
>lay or accidental drowning is yet to
Miss Maguire, who was a daugater
>f Mr. and Mrs. john - -"guire. of
Io. 26 Second place, Brooklyn, came
ip on Thursday with her father and
nother, intending to spend some time
.t the home of her uncle, Bernard
faguire, at Marysville. Her father
*eturned to Brooklyn that evening.
rs. Maguire remaining with her
laughter who is recuperating from a
Saturday evening Miss Maguire's
ousin proposed a drive to Camp
,ooy, his purpose being to get some
ersonal belongings. Miss Maguire
onsented and they started at 7:30
'clock, when the heavy storm of C
hat night'began they were near the f
ottage but could not get up to the
dace on account of a steep declivity.
ying his horse to a tree young Ma- a
:uire bade his cousin stay in the s
uggy while he went .ater his suit
ase, promising to be gone only a 0
He was back in less than ten minu
es and to his great consternation t
>und the buggy unoccupied. In s
reat alarm, for it was dark as pitch. d
e shouted his cousin's name and
-hen there was no answer he ran
*aex to the cottage, thinking that, h
ecoming frightened at the storm. a
he had started for the house and t
assed him unnoticed in the dark
When he found she was not in the 13
>ttage he and several men began
ouring the woods in the vicinity. s
'he alarm spread quickly to neigh
oring camps and cottages, and soon n
:ores were engaged in the search. h
Vhile some of the searchers continu- a
d the hunt in ever-wittening circles
n shore, several took to boats. Sam- t
el Hopkins, of Boontan, plunged in- s1
the lake and dived in search of v
e young woman's body, for it was
eared, that, becoming bewildered. s,
iss Maguire had walked into - ie n
ater and drowned. All night the h
arch was kept up without result.
By morning hundreds had heard of g
e affair and took up the search. At n
urdtown, a few miles from Nolan's s
'oint, there are abandoned mines v
d it is quite possible for any one "
andering about in the darkness to t'
all down some unprotected shaft, of hi
~hich there are a number.
BELIEVED HER A M.CH r
lecause He Had Bad Luck Nearly f
Killed His Wife. t
Amelia Cyniano, believed by her
usband and neighbors to be a witch.
Sin a dying condition at Adrian hos
ital, the result of punishment inflict
by her husband, John. The hus
and, in common with the neighbors,
elieved his wife was endowed with
ower to work evil, and Saturday he
eat and kicked her almost to death a
ecause his pay envelope c~ not con
ai as much money as he believed it
hould. The State constabulary is
earching for Cyriano. e
The Cyrianos live at Wallston, Pa.. I
mining town. Recently a series- of
nisfortules befell the neighborhood.
;arden truck did not come up to the
tandard and cattle and poultry died. .~
The people complained that Mrs.|
~yriano was the cause of their mis
Saturday was pay day in the mines.
~yriano had bad luck and his ton
iage fell off, thus reducing his pay.
e went home determined to drive
)ut the devil he believed possessed
xis wife. Cyriano knock:ed his wife
lown with his fists then kicked her
intil she became unconscious. She
egged for mercy. but her pleadings
id not save her.
ife and Children Left Him B~ecause
of His Stinginess.
George Gould. 65 years old. of New!
Rochelle, N. Y., died in a hospital
here last week of starvation and ex
osure. according to the physicians.
Gould, who had acquired a fortune
f $100,000 in the plumbing business.
~d in real estate. lived alone in a
house in .which he allowed no person
ut himself to enter. His wife andl
children left him years ago because
o his alleged stinginess.
Gould had been sick for days and
neighbors who forced an entrance in
to his home found him lhelpless from
the lack of nurishment and expos
MOTHER AN1D soN lDROWNEJ)
Youth Tries to Save Parent When
the Boat UpseCt,
In a double drowning accident in
Base Lake, near Pentwater, Mich..
Mrs. George Grove anu son, .Ray
mond. aged seventeen, of s-u
met .meir death.
Ms. Grove and son were sailing inl
a rowboat with Mrs. Hlendem~,n and
son from Chicago. who wer' guests
of the Groves at their summer cot
tage. A sudden gust of wind over
Young Grove, who was a good
swimmer, dived after his mother and
never came up again. Mrs. Hender-I
son, and her son succeeded in gain
ing the overturned boat and clung to
it ntil rescued.
After Being Held in Captivity For
BY NEW YORK POLICE
Parents Received Messages of Dis
tress from Her, and the Police Offi
cers Finally Locate and Rescue
Her From the Men Who Were
Holding Her as a Prisoner on
New York has had her full share
>f criminals this summer. Recently
:he police has rescued a young girl
rom some men who had held her
laptive for some time.
"Aunt Sophie: For Gd's sake
ome and get me out of here! I am
n Coney Island, but God alone knows
rhat house they have locked nie up
n. I can't describe it to you. A man
s abusing me terribly."
With this not as their only clew,
he police rescued seventeen-year-old
Jay Schick, of Newark. N. J., after
he had been held captive for three
veeks by two men, who, she says.
ured her to a low resort and locked
er in a small room. The rascue of
he girl was followed by the arrest
f the men who, she declares, ill
reated and abused her.
Relatives of the girl and the police
f three cities have been searching
r her ever since she disappeared. c
ut not until five days ago did she
ucceed in getting the note to her
unt out of the house, so closely was
The men whom Miss Schick accuse
f abducting her said they were Wil
am Higgins, eighteen. of 188 Bal
c street, Brooklyn. and Frank Mar
n. who said he lived at South Fifth
reet and Bedford avenue, an ad
ress that does not exist.
May Schick lives at 807 Park street
ewark, N. J. The home of her aunt.
rs. Sophie Fuiner, is at 45 Montrose a
venue, Jersey City, and the girl of
n visited her.
Three weeks ago May, with Lillie
onklin, of 474 Chestnut street, Ar
ngton, N. J., went to Coney Island. n
During the evening they became
perated, and May. asked two stran
ers to direct her to the cars. The
Lan. who she says was Martin. said
e would show her the way. Higgins h
:companied them. -
"I thought they were taking me to t
ie station," the girl said, "but in- h
ead they took me to tae house
'here I have been held prispner. b
artin told me he wanted to get
>mething out of a room and asked
e to go up with him. When I did
e locked the door.
"I screamed for help, but I was
agged and thrown into a closet. The
ien said they would kill me if I
:reamed any more. They kept close
atch on me, but one day last week I
'as left alone. I scribbled the note
Smy aunt. I got a woman in theh
ouse to mail it for me."
When the girl's aunt received the
t she turned it over to the police.
etectives made a house to house '
nvass of the resorts till a man was
)und who recognized the description
f.the missing girl and he led the de
Ictives to the house, at 17 Mermaid t
CAUSED) A PANiC.
Lion Attacked a Lady at a Pitts-V
burg Resort. t
Torn, bruised and suffering from,
Lock, Mrs. Anna 0. Aucken, sixty- p
e years old, of Pittsburg, Pa., lies t
her home tonight in a pr'ecarious
>ndition, as the result of an attack
y a lion at Luna park, a summer re-3
rt Thursday. s
The park was crowded "'ith women C
ad children, when. without warning. 1
he lion appeared from behind one of s
he buildings and with a roar. sprang
pon Mrs. Hucken. The woman
reamed. and soon screams of the
undreds stampeding for the exit.t
ere added to Mrs. Hucken's cries. I
W. A. Downing. chief of the park
olice, emptied the chambers of his I
evolver into the beast. Others secur-i
d rifles from the shooting galleries
d from the concessionaries. and t
oon a score were pumping lead at I
he lion, which stood ov'er the pros
rate woman, gnashing his teeth and
ashing his tail.
Finally the beast turned and rush-<
d towards the show known as the
Mstic River," and here he suc
imbed, turning over on his back.
d with a few kicks he died. Hisi
kin was completely riddled wiui
mall calibre bullets.
Ms. Hucken was bourne to the
)ark emergency hospital, where heri
nuries were dressed.
CAT'S BITE KILLAS WOMAN.
Iies of Hydrophobia in Seven W~eeks
Mrs. Rachel D). Barry. widow of
mos C. Barry. who was bitten by a
at seven weeks ago at her Eastoni
town boulevard home, Long Island.
died early W\ednesday, a victim o1
hydrophobia. sne was dying for S
ours. H'er spasms were so severe
that she had to be strapped in bed.
Mrs. Bar'ry was forty-six years old
and the daughter of the late .John
Cullon, of Oxford. Pa. She leaves
five children, a daughter and four
ou' People Perish W~hen Train Hits
At Alliance. Ohio. Mrs. Byron lHen
deriks. her six-year-old grandchild.,
Hazen Routher, and Arthur Bowers.
the driver' of their carriage, were kill
ed there when a Fort Wayne passen
ger train crashed into their carriage.
t. a crossing just outside the city.
Mrus.Hnerics was 60 years old.
KILLED LITTLE BOY.
Because a Pretended Prophet
Said He Was an Anarchist
Man, Who Claimed Supernatural
Power, Persuades Parents of Lad
that He is an Anarchist.
A terrible story comes from Mos
cow, Russia. In the village of Sy
soeva, Mogiloff government, there
lived a peasant called Michael Kol
chevosky, who called himself a
prophet," and always gave out that
le was "not of this world."
On July 29 Michael told his fel
low-villagers he had had a revelation
from heaven to the effect that all
arthly misfortu.nes proceeded from
ntichrist and that L was necessary
o kill Antichrist, who had become
nearnate in the person of a two-year
)Id boy, the son of a peasant called
The parents of the child were per
uaded to concent to Lie sacrifice, and
he mother having pointed out the
xact spot wnere the child had been
orn, the "prophet". laid the victim
here and began to press him to
eath with his feet. In a quarter of
n hour the child was dead, but to
ake sure the "prophet" gave him 20
lows on the head with an iron ham
The body was then cut in two I
Lalves by the "prophet," who arter
-ard again divided each part in two,
raying fervently all the time, the
illagers looked on reverently. At
ist Klotchevsky put the fragments
f the body in a sack, tied the sack ]
> the tail of a horse, mounted the
orse himself and rode through thel
illage, followed by the inhabitanis.
ho bore lighted candles, it being
ow night. The child was then bur
d, while the mukhiks sang songs of
At daylight the "prophet" went
ome to sleep, after inviting the peas- f
nts to come at 8 o'clock in the even
ig in order to see him ascend td l
eaven from the roof of his hut. But I
o'clock found him asleep in bed, i
nd after waiting patiently for a long f
.me the villagers resolved to wate
im. Klotchevsky was in ore of
is lucid intervals, however, and aft
r hearing what had happened the r
ight before he attempted to expliin e
e ascension to heaven could hot f
he place just then because the per- e
isson of the nearest priest sbc: 1
ave been obtained before Antichrist
as put to death.
Finally the' peasants began to beat
e "prophet." who would probabL!y
ave been killed had not some of tie
cal police inspectors happened to
a passing withiri earshot. ihe
prophet is described as a man of 23 t
es in the village-thirty-two men
ere then arrested and will be tridI. t
Among the accused is a man lo2 s
ears of age, who took an active na-:
i the murder of the child. The
prophet s described as a man of 2.) t
ars of age, but looking much older, J
*ith an intelligent face, long fiowing '
air and restless eyes.r
BOTTLE FOUND ON BEACH. c
le Conltents Tell of the Loss of af
One Saturday last at Miami, says t
e Maimi Morning News, whilei
alking along the beach, a little boy, s
med Granville Rockmer, found a t
ottle which contained a piece of' pa- e
er and on which a message was
'ritten. Not realizing the mportance ~
fthe find, the boy tore the paper in
fragments. Some older persons r
appened along just at that time andt
athered the fragments together and
roceeded to arrange them in corder r
ant the message might be read.
It was subsequently learned by
iecing the paper together that the
ontents stated that the steamer
omus had been lost in a storm at
ea. It was signed P. V. F., and re
nested that F. Gilman, New York.
e notifed. It is believed the mes
age is genuine.
A similar find was made three
ears ago near Cape Florida light, by
r. R. D. Maxwell, of a?iami. It
ld of the loss cif the steamer Am
ersand on the west coast of South
merica many years before. he1
atter was investigated through thei
underwriters' agency in New York<
nd it was learned that a vessel by I
hat name was missing and had never
een heard from.
Finally. Mr. Maxwell receive-i a let
er from the widow of the captian of
he Ampersand, which told the story
if the sailing of the vessel from an
nhglish port. It was the first hear
ng she had of her husband's fate.
The bottle was fourteen years in
naking its long journey around Cape
lo'ida. It is understood the news
hout the Momus has been sent to a
ew York underwriters' agency for
D)IEI) N HIS5 RERTH.
, A)cootive1( Salesman Foundl Dead in
Pullmanl at Norfolk.
]ames Lawrence Minetree, aged
0 vears. of Washington, D. C., a
ocomotive salesman. representing a
>ew York house. was found dead in
he ~eth of a Pullman car upon the
rri'al of the Norfolk and Western
train from the West at Petersburg.
\a.. Tlhursday. Mr.. Minetree. who
ad been subject to heart trouble-.
oarded the train at Roanloke. V a.,
Wednesday night apparently in good
SMnArrested on Description Given
Uy Vict im.
At New York Abraham Blakeman
was held on $:'00 bail in Coney Is
land court. He is charged with be
ing oe of the men who drugged and
attacked Adele Roberts and Anna
Russel. The girls were picked up in
te roadway unconscious. Blakeman
was arrested on a description given
y the girls and was positively iden
ifie by them.
Two Trolley Cars Collide on a
Confusion of Orders Received by Tel
ephone Reported to be Responsible
for Awful Disaster.
Fifteen persons were killed and
about lifty injured Friday in a head
on collision between an inter-urban
express train, consisting of a motor
car and a trailer and a traction car
on the Mattoon and Charleston Elec
tric Line at a sharp curve, one mile
west of ,harleston, Ill. A confusion
of orders received over the telephone
is said to have been the cause of the
The cars approached each other at
high siwed and the impact was so
terific that the motor car and the
trailer wr-re telescoped by the trac
ion car. Few passengers had time
o escape by jumping. Most of the
passengers were going to the Coles
ounty Fair at Charleston.
Mattoon sent special cars to *1e
vreck and the dead and injured were
>rougat to the morgue and the hos
ital. Several of the injured may
lie. The dead:
Nell Fugate, Gays, Ill.
Thomas Weakley, Mattoon, Ill.
William Nelson, North Okawa, Ill.
Charies Nelson, young son of Wil
Howard Cole, boy. Cook's Mills, Ill.
Harold Cole, boy, brother of How
Zack Van Deventer, Mattoon.
Edward Reynolds, Paris, Ill.
tert Smith, Mattoon.
W. A. Price, Mattoon.
Douglass Logan, Humboldt, Ill.
Edna Walbalm, Cook's Mills.
Three unidentified bidies.
Doctors and otiers hurried from
harleston to tne disaster, dragged
ead and injured from the broken
ass of timbers and seats, and gave
rst aid to the maimed. The dead
-ere laid alongside the track. The
ictims could not be taken to Char
>ston because the track was blocked
a that direction and the relief car
om Mattoon was awaited.
The line on which the disaster hap
ened is twelve miles long, running
etween Mattoon and Charleston, Illi
ois, and has but a single track. Tei
pnones are placed every two miles
>r orders to be transmitted to the
a's passing over the road.
PETERS TO BE HANGED.
ork County Man to Pay Death Pen
alty for Murder.
A dispatch from Richmond, Va., to
e Roanoke Times has the following
> say about George A. Peters, a na
Lve of York County, who has been
mntenced to death in Carroll County.
"George A. Peters of Carroll coun
, is to hang for the murder of Rev.
oseph Easter, a Drunkard preacher,
rho was killed in the county several
onths ago. This conclusion was
eached by Governor Swanson the
ther morning after going over the,
pplication for commutation.
"The Governor says he has not
und a solitary thing upon which he
uld base any interference with the
e sentence of the jury which tried
e prisoner. The papers have been
the hands of the Governor for
>e time and he has examined into
e merits of the case with unusual
"Peters' acco'ding to the records in
ie case, went to the home of the1
ainister one night in May. after the
ainister had retired, called him to
ie door and shot him down in cold,
lood in the presence of the
ian's wife and children. There was
,bsolutely no provacation for the
rime, and the attempt of the defence
y show that Peters was drunk at the
me fell flat, the contrary being prov
n. Peters will be hanged on Sept
BACK TO STATE COURT.
rudge Prichard Reman'ds Railway
.Suit to South- Carolina.
At Asheville, N. C., Judge J. S
richard, in the United States Court
endered a decision Thursday in the
ase of Charles J. Morrow vs Char
otte Air Line Railway Company, re
nanding the case back to the South
~arolina State Court.
Morrow sued the railway for $10,
)00 on account of personal damages
sustained by him, the suit being en
ered in the State Court of South Car
lina. The railway company peti
ioned that the case be moved to the
nited States ~Circuit Court on the
;round of diversity of citizenship.
'he railway company alleging that it
'as a citizen of North Carolina, while
:he plaintiff was a citizen of South
Judge Prichard after hearing
he argument remanded the case back
zo the South Carolina State Court,
From whence it was removed on the
;ronld that the railway company was
~ mestic corporation.
DOZEN PLOTTERS CONVICTED.
rhre Russians Sentenced to be Hang~
ed For Consi' ir'acy.
The Courtmtartial, which has been~
trying the eighteen persons accused~
f piotting against Emperor Nicholas
and the Russian Government last'
M~ay. has found three of them, Niki
enko, Smisky, alias "Purkine," and
.'aumoff, guilty of organizing a plot
and sentenced them to death by hang
Four others were found guilty of
organizing a plot to overthrow the
sting form of government. Three
of these were sentenced to eight years
imprisonment and one to four years
Five of the prisoners were con
victed of having "Supported a con
spiracy," and were condemned to
banishment and the loss of civil
rights, while six i,ersons. including
M. Foedossieff, a lawyer and his wife
Boastful Sheriff Fails to Carry
Out His Threats.
Twenty Masked Men Boarded the
Nebraska Train, in Which the Mur
derer Was Being Taken to Trial
and Executed Speedy Justice
None of the Lynchers Were Rec
Twenty masked men held up a
train near Bancroft, Neb., last week,
and took therefrom Loris Roy Hig
gins, a white man. and hanged him
from a railroad bridge one mile from
the scene of the hold-up. Higgins
had been in pris6n in Omaha since
he killed Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Copples,
near Rosalie, Neb., last May.
He was being taken to Pender for 1
trial by Sheriff Young and two dep
uties, when the masked men entered
the train and exacted from Higgins 1
the punishment for his awful crime. I
While in prison he had made a clean t
breast of the murder and confessed
all the facts relating to the crime.
Despite the boast of Sheriff Young
that he would "shoot the can off of I
any man who molested his prisoner,"
the 20 masked men rushed from be- f
hind a grain elevator at Bancroft. I
)ne party stopped and uncoupled the t
ngine. The engineer was instructed f
Lo run ahead one mile. A second r
>arty kept the passengers in the t
:oaches and the third took the pris- '
>ner from the baggage car, where he C
vas found handcuffed to two deputy t
heriffs. Sherifi Young offered no
esistance on behalf of hi: p.-soner.
Uiggins was quickly unshackled and
ragged from the car. Then he was
laced in a wagon and hurried to
he railroad bridge, where he was to
)e hanged. c
The murderer seemed unconcerned
luring the entire proceedings. So
talm was he that his lynchers became
.ngr-y and tried to start some resist
,nce. Higgins was given a chance
o make a statement as he stooa on ;
he railroad bridge. He availed him
elf of the opportunity, saying that he
ad long ago repented of the awful a
eed and made his peace with God, N
nd that he was ready to pay the
enalty for his crime. t
He had no excuse to offer and
tated no motive. he asked God to
are for the seven children who had
een made orphans by his crime, and y
hen asked that a note be sent his
arents telling his end. The impa
.ient lynchers pushed him off the
)ridge before he had finished his
tatemen t. C
Then all unloosed their revolvers s
Lnd riddled the body with hundreds I
f shots. Thie lynching was committ- 'I
d in daylight, but there is not a sin- c
e person among the hundreds of
~ritnesses who admits having recog- I
ized one of the lynchers.
- The crim4 for which Higgins was e
ynched was the killing of Mr. and ~
(rs. W. L. Copples, near Rosalie. on
lay 17. The murder was committed
t night. A shot from a rifle was the 1
irst warning of the crime. Then a
~ry was heard from the father," You ~
ave killed me." The children next
eard the shrieks of their mother,
ho was being clubbed to death by 1
When they rushed from the house
~hey saw the hogs fighting over the
odies of their dead parents. Hig
~ins escaped. but was captured a
~ew days later and imprisoned in
)maha until the day of the lynch
SUICIDE IN DINING ROOM.
-otel Proprietor Shoots Wife and
Child and Kills Himself.
. t Ocean Grove, N. J., in the pre
~en e of a number of boarders in the
ew Jersey house, a hotel of which
e was the proprietor, Robert S.I
Iravatt, 47 shot and perhaps mortal
y wounded his wife, Irene, seriously
ounded his nine-year-old datighter,
dollie, and then killed himself. Dom
stic trouble is said to have been the
ause of the tragedy.
The couple quarelled in the hotelt
iining room during the dinner hour.(
ravatt pulled a revolver firing at his
wife. She fell, with a bullet in her
eg, and the child rushed between
er parents to shield her mother and
as shot in the thigh. When the
hild fell Gravatt fired two other1
ullets into his wife's prostrate form.
ad then sent the remaining bullet
into his own brain.
Cravatt was well-to-do. Besides
being proprietor or the hotel where
he tragedy occurred he owned a
store in Asbury Park.
PREDICTS AMERICA'S DOOM
But Was a Little Off on the Date
"This country will be entirely de
stroyed on account of its wickedness
on the last day of this month,"- said
Samuel Willhite, a Baptist preacher
from Arkansas. who arrived from
Europe at New York recently.
Willhite was accompanied by his
wife, who is about thirty-five years
old, and two children, the elder nine
years and the younger six months.
The preacher said that he and his
family were compelled to flee from
Arkansas because he prophesied that
America would be destroyed.
"On July 22," said Willhite, "I
had a vision in which I was told that
in forty days we should all be anni
hilated for our wickedness.
"I packed up my belongings, and
with my wife and children we has
tened for New York and sailed for
England on August 3.
"We arrived in London eight days
later, and I set to work preaching in
the street. I was arrested twice and
wa. fially orderd deported."
Action on Cotton Prices Taken by
The Price is Fixed for This State at
Thirteen Cents-Use of Cotton
South Carolina will instruct Presi
dent E. D. Smith of the Southern Cot
ton association to vote for a price of
at least 13 cents per pound for cot
ton sold this year. This was decided
upon at Columbia Friday at a meet
ug of the presidents of the county
associations of cotton growers, there
being about 40 delegates present
from 21 counties.
All of the delegates agreed that
this should be the minimum price
or cotton so far as South Carolina
s oncerned and from reports receiv
xd on conditions of the crop the far
ners are now passing through the
ritical period. The cotton crop is
ate and there is little chance for an
ncrease in the estimate,. which is
ne million bales for South Carolina,
ut a chance for a decrease, with un
avorable weather conditions. This
tate, however, is in better condition
han any cotton growing State and
herefore is in a position to dictate
Mr. Smith thought that the entire
rop would amount to about 12,600,
00 bales, or a million bales less than
ast year -and the South Carolina offi
*ials of the association are willing
or 13 cents as a line below which no
'ale will be sold and should condi
ions be still further unfavorable ..e
rice should be even higher. The
iatter of price for cotton throughout
.te South will be arranged at the
eeting of the executive committee
f the Southern Cotton association,
be held at Jackson, Miss., .on ~ep
The association also adopted an
nportant resolution agreeing to push
e use of low grade cotton for the
anufacture of deavy duck for bag
ing in place of the jute and bur
anufacture of heavy duck for bag
>uld not only be used for cotton but
)r grain and fertilizers. At present
te use of burlap and jute causes
merican cotton to arrive in Euro
ean ports badly damaged and burst
g through the bales whi.e .he cot
n from Egypt and India is well
acked end brings higher prices. C
President Smith will bring this up
t the cotton meeting at Jackson and
ill endeavor to pass the South Caro
na idea as it is of vast importance (
[any Persian Villagers SIain and I
Much Property Wrecked.
Advices from Teheran, Persia says
en. Samson Dowle and other Per
an officers, according to reports,
ave been killed by the invading
urks, after having been taken pris
Many inoffensive Persian viflagers,
tluding women and children, have
een slaughtered. Women have been
arried off, a church has been defiled
d much grain and other property
ten ir destroyed.
Turkish regular troops with artil
ry were within four miles of Uru
aiah on August 15. There were no
igns of the withdrawal of the Turks
rom Persian territory.
Another report says the Turks
Lave occupied Merivanl in Persian
urdestan east of Sulemania.
In a telegram asking for help, the
lergy and inhabitants of Merivan
dd that if the Persian government
powerless the people must beg
TARGET FOR BULLETS.
~evenue Officers Shot at By Moon-t
shiners in Georgia.
C. D. Williams and E. D. Hinton, 1
,ttached to the ouice of Revenue
igent R. V. Sams, of the Atlantic(
ivision, have just returned from
orth Georgia, after an exciting ex- C
erience. They refuse to give the
cationl, but they went up in the
sountain part of the state to destroy
still which had been located.
In this mission they succeeded, but
.s they were returning, they were
.mbushed, supposedly by a party of
ioonshiners, who fired upon them as
hey drove along -.e road. The horse
if one of the revenue men was struc~k
ive times, being shot from untier
tim. In the darkness the two men
nanaged to get away without being
The matter, it is understood, will
)e taken up with the department of
ustice, with a view to ascertainig
ho the guilty parties were and
,ringing them to trial.
LARGE SNAKE IN AIKEN.
t "Water Rattler," Weighing Forty
Pounds, Killed Recently.
A real true snake story comes from
he Lvel's section, a few iniles from
~iken. It is stated that a "water
'attler," which is related to the rat
lesnake, was killed in that section,
:hat measured six feet and tipped
;he scales at forty pounds. and was
imost six inches in diameter. The
uge reptile was found by a colorea
nan, who prevented it from escapinlg
nto a nearby pond, while assistance
as called and the snake shot.Th
ake is said to he a very danger l1
ne, though it has no arattles asequ
lly as poisonous.
Three men are dead and afourth
is dying, as the result of a saw-mill
>ooiler explosion at a lumber camp in
the track of timber on the Hayett
farm about eight miles north of
-Igerstown. Md. The body of the
foreman of the saw-mnill was hurled
Jail Guards at Easton, Pa., i. Fear
of a Lynching Mob.
Hearing Negro Had Insulted Woman
in Lonely Section of South Beth
lehem Officer Went to Investigate
and Was Slain When He Tried to
Arrest Negro-Iron Workers Very
Much Wrought Up.
A dispatch from Easton, Pa., says
there was much excitement about the
county jail at 1 o'clock Tuesday
morning, due to a rumor from South
Bethlehem that a party of determin
d iron workers had left that borough.
in an automobile to come to the coun
y seat and take William Handy, a
outh Carolina negro, from the jail
nd lynch ,him.
The negro was arrested several
hours earlier for the murder at South
Bethlehem Monday night of Police
an Shuman. Warden Collns took
1o chances and aroused and armed all
;he deputies and trusties, put double
ars on all the entrances to the pris
)n, and had the entire police force
tationed about the jail. The prison
r was taken from his cell and hidden
n a remote corner of -the prison cel
ar. After waiting until day for the
Lrrival of the supposed lynchers, the
Zeicers were dsmissed. -
The murder of Shuhan was most
oul. The policeman had heard .9f
he negro insulting a woman in a
cnely section of South Bethlehem,
nd went to that quarter to make an
avestigation. He found Handy, and
rhen he attempted to place him un
er arrest the negro opened fire. Two.
iullets entered the policeman's body,
d he died.
Policeman McCue found Handy in
board yard and jumped upon him
efore he could get his reiolver,
hich had been reloaded, into action.
L crowd of angry men surrounded
he prisoner and he was badly beaten.
e was rushed to jail in an automo
ile. Handy pretends'to be ignorant
f the happenings of Monday night.
COURAGE AND BRAVERY.
f Men on Dynamite Laden Ships
With enough dynamite, powder
ind old explosives in her hold to
low up tne Rock of:Gibraltar, fire
hipped and faned by gales of hurri
an forces, the steamship Eureka,
aptain Golightly on her voyage from
an Francisco to Seattle, Wash., bat
or the heroic fight of the crew would
ave been blown up and every soul
m board lost.
The Eureka left San-Yrancisco on
~ugust 15 with a cargo of 900 tons,
nluding 250 tons of powder, 200
ons of gasoline, a large quantity of
1, and fifty-six carboys of nitric
cid. When off Mendicino Head
Lbout 2 o'clock on the morning of the
9th the gale was blowing fifty miles
f hour and the ship rolling
eavily. A carboy of acid, which
ras lashed on the upper deck, broke
nose from its moorings and smash
The fluid came in contact swith
rood and instantly ignited it. Lire
flash the ropes binding the carboys
rere eaten away by the flames and
ntire cargo of acid was aslide and
flame on deck.
Hands were summoned, the life
nd death fight began. Man after
ian fell upon the slippery deck, and
ithough at times nearly overcome,
ould when revived, rise and fight
he flames like demons.
Their clothing took fire and Mate
Villiam Reed had his legs badly
urned. They kept their struggle
p until the flames were extnguished.
;apt. Golightly asserts that no vessel
as ever in greater pera~ and that
nly the courage and bravery of his
.n prevhted an awful disaster
WILL FIGHT LOCAL OPTION
eading Brewers of the Country to
United action by leading brewers
if the United States against the
pread of local option was begun at a
eret meeting at Cincinnatii, Ohio,
hhrsday. It is proposed to adopt a
efinite plan to stop the spread of
ocal option, especially in the South.
'his was the prime object of the
ueetiig. There was no formal call
ssued and no publicity of' the fact
lat there was to be a meeting. Rep
esentatives of breweries of Chicago,
filwaukee, St. Louis and Cincinnati
BURNED HIS MONEY.
hen Killed Himself in the Presence
of a crowd.
Aseil from Webster City, Iowa,
th cordHerald says: In sight
n astonisiaed crowd Carl Pressley
nn ctor, mgaae a bonfire in the street
ff his paper money; threw his jewely
n the sewer and then announced to
group of friends that he was going
>o kill himself. He drew a revolver
rm his pocket, 'walked across the
treet and, calling to a number of
erssol in the vicinity to watch him
lie, fired a bullet into his brain.
SULTAN MURDERED. .
loocco Is Now In Danger of IEcign
Danger of a reig:1 of ana5rchy
throughout Moiocc is imminentand
zii has been assassinated. The re
otIseealy credited as it is
alai.G that the followers of the new
sultan have a powerful incentive to
put bdul Aziz out of the way and
ti for the favor of the newly pro