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VOL. XXI __ ai CO. 52
MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1907 N.5
GIVES HIS VIEWS
Senator Tillman Talks on Ques
tions of the Day.
TOURED MANY STATES
Says Plutocrat Press Has Misled Peo
pie Regarding Real Issues-Thinks
That American People Will Never
Be "Bamboozled" by Corporation
Interests-Says Centralization Will
be Vital Issue in Coining Camp-gn
Senator Benjamin R. Tillman, af
ter visiting thirty states since the
adjournment of congress, and meet
ing thousands of people, gives the
Hearst New Service at San Francisco
his observations on the vital ques
tions of the hour and issues that will
predominate in the coming presden
tial campaign. He does not discuss
candidates or politicians, because he
says he does not know anything
about what they are doing in the
way of political combinations and
The one significant transaction or
fact that has come to the front since
the adjournment of congress last
March is the apparent clash, or
threatened clash, between state and
national authority, in the effort to
control corporations and railroads.
Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska.
New York, Pennsylvania, North Car
olina and Alabama have passed two
cent fare bills and taken other prom
inent action in the direction of regu
lating charges for freight and pas
senger transportation. Governor
Hughes vetoed the New York bill.
The Pennsylvania railroad, which
owns the State, set about annulling
the two-cent fare bill. People of oth
er States felt grateful except in
North Carolina and Alabama. Unit
ed States Circuit Judge Jones issued
sweeping injunctions restraining the
state officials from enforcing the laws
The constitutionality of the law was
not attacked. It could not be at
tacked, except upon the plea of con
While the matter was in the pu
lie mind, the plutocratic press teemed
with editorials and cartoons, all im
tended to direct the attention of the
people to the ghost of stt' rnts.
which we were told was shot to deatn'
in '61 and '65. The country was led
to suppose that North Carolina and
Governor Glenn were attempting a re
vival of the old ante-bellum doctrine.
In truth, these organs of Morgan.
Harriman, Rockefeller, et al., have at
tempted to mislead the people and
bolster up the Root idea of national
authority upon absolutely false
When Judge Prichard and Jones
stand up and proclaim in thundering
tones "We are the nation; we have
the power and authority to proter-t
vested interests and the state shall
not destroy the property of the rai
roads," they wave their arms franti
cally and the ghost of Calhoun is con
jured from under the bed. The bid
it be gone. People who have eyes
and who examined this affair closely.
saw, looking over the judges shoul
ders, the grinning faces of the rail
road magnates--and the judges are
mere mannikins, obeying the orders
of their former employers.
The American people will never be
bamboozled and driven by fake ap
peals to the national spirit, mnvoke~
o protect the Harriman, Morgan
Rockefeller gang in their efforts t
compel producers of the country tc
pay tribute to them and dividends 01
The ursurpations of power by th
federal judicary and the absolu~t
sovereignty by many federal judge
in the interests of the trusts and th/
necessity for congressional action i
clearly defining and laying down th
jurisdiction and power of federe
courts, will attract more attentio
than the great question of regulatin
Judical usurpation and trust abtu
es and co-relative questions-the tw
are interlocked and one hinges on th
other, as President Rooaeveld recen
lv recognized when he made the 1~
sue in 1904 and 1905, that the r-ai
road rate fixed by the commuissic
should go into effect 1mmediately -an
stick there till reversed by the court
Of course, we all know he surrende
ed on this im'portant point and th
Aldrich came off victor. This bit
legislatives history turns the Ight
the striking fact that in North Ca
olina the attempt was made to
ust what the president declar4
all railroads ought to be compel'
to do. But the federal court butt
in and said they could not do it. b
thheiRoot idea of centralizati
1il be the vital isstie in the n~
resdetial campaign. The -Root i
ill be pre-med by the Repuhe
d Roosevelt; the p'es.ocrat w
naturaly and inevitably, take
othis sination inst speak tlt'ob
~~ge5ad define the powers
tates and everything else by
Theatl and proper method
goerent ncftrol nd regulatiM
govrstsnsttheother important ri
tio wt ich must be determtinled in
Whenegver te t we shall lose
substance of -i et n nwhinga
the shadow wleft.i interfer
are hampered re hrsedrl nefC
when the PColIe ar -ions ed
olundered by corporatS we fro
look ahead and steer asai fol
as do not thinkl there is an li
hood of war with Japa~ rupc
too busy heading of bnrIltcn
think about fighting tn.-esc
.e difficut if we wer erc
Japa like Russia did. when Ja
eapanational pride would immedia
lut thema to fight if the:: vWer
Man and Wcman Wounded by
Constable Near Parler.
The Trouble Over the Contract Labor
Law-The Officer Shot to Save His
A shooting affray occurred near
Parler on Wednesday. As a result of
the shooting, Charles Watson, color
ed, is painfully but not seriously
wounded, and his wife who was also
wounded may die. They did not
only resist arrest. but attempted to
cut and shot the constable who went
to arrest them.
It appears that Watson was under
contract with Mrs. M. L. Felder of b
Parler. but learning of the recent c
decision on the labor contract law, 0
moved away leaving a debt behind.
Mrs. Felder sent her son to see Wat
sosn, who refused to pay the account. r
and in the meantime returned to
Mrs. Felder's place and gathered the
extra crop upon which Mrs. Felder
Mr. D. P. Dantzler. a son-in-law
of Mrs. Felder, was sent by her to b
collect the account, but Watson re
fused to pay it in insulting terms. A
warrant was issued before Magistrate c
T. M. Felder for Watson's arrest, and
also a search warrant for the cotton.
Constable W. C. Griffith and Mr.
D. P. Dantzler were sent to a'Irest
Watson and take charge of the cut
The latter proved to -be in hiding
in a woods near his house. These
gentlemen acting under the search
warrant proceeded to seize the cotton
when Watson came up. Constable
Griffith attempted to arrest Watson'
who with opened knife advanced
upon the officer.
Mr. Griffith fired to scare the ne
gro, who made a dash for Mr. Gri
ffith, but the next shot the officer s
aim was more steady and the negro
was shot in the thigh. While this
was happening Watson's wife was
standing in the door. and her shoi
gun was leveled on Mr. Dantzler, but
before the weapon was discharged,
Mr. Dantzler fired at the woman, the
ball taking effect in her side and
Her wound is regarded as serious.
No further resistance was offered and
the wounded negroes were attended
by Dr. P. L. Felder. Watson was
taken in charge by Constable Gri
ffith and Mr. Dantzler and was lodg
ed in jail at Orangeburg. Watson
and his wife moved to Parler from
Wedgefield early in January.
Judge Brawley's decision still
gives trouble. It has caused the
death of several persons. The negroes
seem to have gotten it in their heads I
that they have a right to shoot down
constables who attempt to arrest
them. but when one or two of them
get their necks cracked for murder
ing constables they will realize their
mistake. If the woman dies she has
nobody to blame but herself and hus
band as the both resisted arrest of
a legally constituted posse and at
tempted to murder the people com
POSED AS MERMIAID). I
n a Lily Pond and Photographed by
The fashionable North Riverside
Park district of Wichita, Kansas was
thrown into a turmoil when the res
idents saw a young woman scantily
clad, posed in a lily pond. while a
man with a large camera made sever
al exposures. Twenty-five calls were
received at police headquarters and
the people rushed out of their houses*
to the spot. The girl. Miss Mona
Payton, nineteen years old, was sent
home. and the photographer. J. J
Todd was arrested.
Todd said that he wanted a picture
to enter in a photographic contest.
He said he wanted to take the pic
1 ure of the girl's head and shouiiders
and convert it ipto a picture of a
mermaid basking in a pond of lilies.
Women who discovered the photog
apher at work declare the-y found
er clothing on a park bench. The
' olice have taken charge of Todd's
-camera, and the plates he made.
DEAl) FISH FOR M1lLES.
trewnl Along Yucatan Coast--NO Re
port of Seismnic Shock.
~'A dispatch from Progresso. Mexico.
says: The entire Yucatan coast foi
a en miles seawvard is strewn'f with
r lead fish. presuimai ly from a sub
<1 No report of an earthqluakke a'nY
"' where has lately been sent out fro
0 Washington. but it is recalled tha
L1 e severe earthquiake which affecte'
all the Mexican borders of the Gui
3 of Mexico on April in last was ac
X conpnid by a tidal wave and th
a kklling of great quantities of fish.
.THREE GIRLS DROW~NED).
- nter Gulch for Safety but Watel
of Quickly Fill.
.wAt Durango, Cal.. three your
heaughters of Samuel Cook e
o drowned by a cloudburst whihfil
o a gulch in which they had taken re
es uge Friday. The girls entered a ca
the for shelter and the gulch became 11
eed with water, which rushed inot
cal care. The water caiased the roof
the the cave to fail and bury the ch
Ld- h teir i.1'~ n \Vsi(en th' scraj' 1i-:an.
mltlOcrrceCs in B;ritit Cc''um
inut(and the Dominion of Canada and t
di .;|denud'~ frr ex:lusion 'sll bMIp c
'l n settling the gluec ion. .Japn
:eli|not going to r'ear up and tear arou
1 iswith her ally. Engand. -.'Id wh
tot he gets through pleading with Er
iihh'land they wo'ft try to bluff C
tig ncle Sam. The .T apanese diplom:
Nat' are acute and alive men. and.
teel course, they are not going to be d
MADE A HAUL
holesale Arrests of the Alleg
ed Grafters in Pennslyvania.
ROBBED THE STATE.
ome High Officiais Charged With
Crime-Alleged in the Indictments
That Five Millions of the Total
Was Purely Graft-The Names of
Those That Are Under Arrest for
The long expected arrest of those
eld to be responsible for the frauds
mmitted in the furnishing and dee
rating of Pennsylvania's $13,000.
.00 capitol were made Wednesday,
he attorney general causing war
ants to be issued for 14 of the 18
ersons and firms named by the cap
Lol investigating commission as be
ag involved in the scandal. Those
>r whom warrants were issued are:
Joseph M. Hudson, architect, and
is active assistant, Sanford B. Lew
, both of Philadelphia.
John H. Sanderson, Philadelphia,
hief contractor for furnishings.
Congressman H. Burd Cassell,
reasurer and executive officer of the
ennsylvania Construction company,
ontractors for steel filing cases.
James H. Shumaker, Johnstown,
'a., former superintendant of public
rounds and buildings, who receipt
d for the furnishings.
George F. Payne and his partner,
harles G. Wetter, both of Philadel
hia. builders of the capitol and con
ractors for the $303,000 attic.
William P. Snyder, Spring City,
'a., former auditor general who ap
roved the warrants of the contrac
William L. Mattheus, Media, Pa..
>rmer State treasurer, who paid the
ills of the contractors.
Charles F. Kinsman, Willis Boi
>au, John G. Neider and Geo. K.
torm, all of Philadelphia, stock
Llders in the Pennsylvania Bronze
ompany, organized by Sanderson for
he manufacture of the $2,000,000
Frank Irvine, auditor in the aud
tor generals's office, who audited the
ounts of the contractorz.
Nearly all the defendants appeared
turing the day, waived a hearing and
ntered bai for their appearance in
he Dauphin county court. The
rincipal defendants were held in
60,000 bail, which was furnished in
very instance by surety companies.
All the defendants are charged
cith conspiracy to cheat and defraud
he State by making false invoices,
vhich were approved by Huston and
"humaker. Charges of obtaining
noney by false pretense were also
mtered against Sanderson, Congress
nan Cassel, Payne and Wetter, it
being alleged they furnished ficti
ious bills for a greater amount than
Lhey were entitled to receive under
The action was the outcome of an
allegation made by State Treasurer
William H. Berry during the cam
paign of 1905. He startled the State
by charging that, according to the
State treasury bcoks, the building
tnd furnishings of the State capitol
had cost $13,000.000 a-id not $5,000,
000, as had been generally believed,
and that $9,000,0". went to furnish
He charged that $5,000,000 of the
$9,000,000 was ir '-e 'graft." Gov.
Pennypat : - '-.her State officialb
and contri.aors denied the charges
but the agitation for an investigatiol
which immediately began continuec
until the legislature appoirted a comn
mission to investigate the whol4
NURSE, WIFE AND WtDOW.
The Unusual Experience of a Youni
New York Woman.
To have been nurse and bride ani
widow all within a few hours is th
uunsual experience of Mrs. Alfrea
Adler of New York. Mr. Adler wa
a wealthy Broadway glove manufa<
He was taken with typhoid feve
on the way back from a trip to Ye
lowstone Park with his fiancee, wb
as Miss Joanna Hartung of Ne
York and a party of friends.
On being taken to the hospita
Miss Hartung, to whom he had beE
engaged eight years. became h
nurse. He succumbed to the diseas
ut before his death he and Mi
Hartung were married.
The wedding took place at 6:
and he died at 10 o'clock. F
three nights previous to his dea
Miss Hartung did not leave his be
A FATAL JVMW
ecame Panic Strickenl and Plung
From Stone Bargec.
Six Italian laborers employed
the new government dam in the
lgheny river at Aspinwali. Pa.. l'
tteir lives Thursday evening wi
they became panic stricken and he;
cl d from a fiat boat on which tl
w -I ere taking some stone from a de
e The men jumped from one end
l- he oat into 12 feet of water mnst
ofofstepping fi'rm the other end t'
s snd bar.
GEORGLAN LOST IN EURCOP
No Trac of Har'old W'. Telfordi, t
a eWent Into the Alps.
UttNeither the police nor the Am~
i can consulates of Switzerlandl 1
ob tained any trace of Harold WV.
en frd. of Gainesville. Ga.. who
nglegon August 30 on a m
ld ai clibin expedition.
ts Tetheory that he was the vi
of o an Alpine accident has been a
is- doed -as no unidentified body
A Tiger in the Bedroom When
Nurse Took in Baby.
Grandson of a Georgia Legislator
Conies Near Being Eaten by the
A special to the Atlanta Journal
from Columbus, Ga., says the little
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Slade
came within an ace of being placed
in the mouth of a ferocious Mexican
tiger by its nurse a few nights ago,
according to a letter that has been
received in this city from Mrs. Slade
who was Miss Thurza Kirven. daugh
ter of R. M. Kirven of Columbus.
The little one who so narrowly es
caped death is a grandson of Hon.
James J. Slade, one of Muscogee
county's representatives in the Geor
The story is a most thrilling one.
Mr. and Mrs. Slade are in Mexico,
where Mr. Slade is engaged in civil
engineering work. It was in the eve
ning; the twilight had gathered and
the shades of night had gathered.
The nurse of the little one had per
formed her duty by her' charge, by
singing and rocking it to sleep; then
she gathered him in her arms to
carry him to his little bed.
As she went into the darkened
room and started to lay the little
fellow to rest for the night, she was
arrested by a deep growl. The frigh
tened nurse hurriedly gathered the
boy in her arms again and rushed to
the front porch, which she had but
recently quitted, where Mr. and Mrs.,
Slade were sitting and in a voice that
gave every evidence of fright, she
told Mr. Slade that there was a dog
on the bed.
Mr. Slade hurriedly grabbed a
spade with which he had but shortly
before been doing some work in the
yard and went into the room. As
he did so he noticed two glaring balls
of fire on the bed in his room. He
had no weapon other than the spade,
his pistol being in a room adjoining
the one in which the ferocious beast
had taken refuge. He seized the im
plement which he held with a firmer
grasp, and boldly went into the room,
but strange to say the beast did not
attack him. He slipped into the room
where his pistol lay and seized it.
hurrying back to where the I east
was, and firiag at it. The shot did
not strike a vital spot, aid the b-ast
was in a frenzy. It began to tear
around the room in a terribly fero
cious attitude and Mr. Slade quickly
emptied the contents of his weapon
into its body, killing it.
Later it was ascertained that some
soldiers in a garrison which had been
located near where Mr. Slade resided
had had a tiger, which had escaped
from them. It it believed that the
tiger that was slain by -Mr. Slade
was the escaped pet.
But this fact did not rob his ex
perience of any of the excitement at
tendant upon it, for he did not know
at the time that it was such, and it
is possible that if the nurse had not
snatched the infant from the bed as
hurriedly as she did, the anmnal would
have done it gr at injury. Mr. Slade
has had the animal skinned and will
preserve the skin as a trophy for his
A York County Man Had a Close Call
A dispatch from Rock Hill to The
State says Mr. W. Edwin Walker of
the Neely's Creek section is suffer
ing from a bad leg sprain which he
received in an accident which nar
rowly missed being a fatal one for
him. He was driving to Leslie Sta
tin with a pair of horses attached to
his wagon and the early morning
passenger train having just passe
the crossing not more than the fourth
o f a mile distant he had no idea that
another train was near. He proceed
ed on his way and when almost up
on the crossing, he saw approachingl
and engine and cab. He was upor
the rails and so he whipped up: ir
~ he effort to clear the track befort
the engine passed.
Just before the cowcatcher strucl
rhe rear of the wagon Mr. Walkel
umped and was not struck by th
rain: but the wagon was thrown up
on him,, injuring him severely. Th
train was a special one, otherwis
, he injured man would have beel
m ore upon the alert.
is MARTYR TO SCIENCE.
M ajor Carroll Succumbs to Third Ii
Soculation from Mosquito.
hh Major James Carroll, surgeoJ
d- nited States Army, who was a men
er of the commission sent to Cui:
to study yellow fever just after ti
lose of the Spanish war, died at h
home in Washington, a martyr
d science. It was his commission th
fixed definitely on the mosquto as tl
medium of transmissonl in yellow fe
1- Dr. Carroll allowed himself to
stt bitten by a mosquito that hao. he
en infected from three distinct yelic
p-- fever cases. He developed the d
Ley ease four days after being bitten. I
in. last illness was the direct result
of his work in the study of tropical d
a LOCKED HER UP.
Mrs. Carrie Nation Gets Stiff S
hotence in Washingtoni.
In the Washington Police Co
T hursday Mrs. Carrie Nation refu
ri- to promise not to talk to crowds
vee the street in the future, and was s
I'el- to the work housse for seventy
left days in default of the payment c
un- fine of $25. She was arrested
disorderly conduct. She was addr'
timii i;a crowd in front of the postol
an- department. on the evil effects
has cigarette smoaking, and when she
use to stop was arrested.
FATAL SNAKE BITE
Railroad Section Hand Killed by
a Huge Rattler.
The Unfortunate Man Died a Few
Hours After He Was Bitten by the
A letter from Florence to The
News and Courier says one day last
week Section Master Matthews, of
the Mount Holly section, on the
Northeastern Railroad, had his gang
f hands at worit cutting down
bushes on the right of way near a
swamp three miles south of Straw
One of the hands. John Jenkins, a
egro, was cutting some small sweet
gum bushes near the stump of an
>ld tree. All of a sudden he felt
something strike him on the leg, and
as he looked he saw the head of a
monster rattler lying about three feet
Knowing that he had been bitten.
e rushed from the bushes and hal
lowed "snake." The other negroes
rushed from the bushes and to Jen
kins' assistance. It was soon found
that Jenkins had been bitten on the
leg and he was placed on a hand
car and hurried to Mount Holly.
Some whiskey was procured and
poured down the negro, who in that
time, just seven minutes, was begin
ning to suffer agonies from the pois
om. A physician was sent for from
Rummerville, but it was some time
lefore he could reach the sick man,
and the result was that he died sev
eral hours afterward. .
Mr. Matthews, the section master,
as soon as he reached Mount Holly,
and after baring the negro's leg,
measured the place where the snake
had stuck his fangs in the leg, just
below the knee, and by actual meas
urement it showed that the two fangs
in the upper jaw measured two in
ches apart and the distance between
the upper and lower jaw, where the
fangs entered, was just 4 1-4 inches,
showing that it must have been a
monstrous snake indeed to.have such
a very large mouth.
In the exxcitement wt negro
was bitten no one had :sence of
mind, or took the time t, kill the
snake, and when the party returned
the snake had moved away and could
not be found.
~Where it lay in its bed and where
the negro stood were justs two and
one-half feet apart, showing that the
reptile was of unusual length,
or it would have been impossible to
have struck his object so far away.
Where the reptile had lain in the
bushes he had made a bed some five
feet in diameter. An effort is to be
made to capture this monster reptilc
by a party of snake hunters and it
secured he will be placed on exhibi
DEATH OF A LARGE VOMAN.
She Weighed Seven Hundred and
So large that her casket could not
3e taken in a hearse, but har to be
removed to a cemetary on a truck,
Mrs. Walter Short, aged 38 years,
who weighed 725 pounds, was buried
at Smyrna, Delaware. Fourteen pall
bearers were necessary. Over 1,000
persons witnessed the interment, the
corpse being the largest ever buried
Mrs. Short, who lived on a farm
near Smyrna, was the largest woman
in this part of the country. She was
afflicted with tumors, which grew to
gigantic proportions. This did not
cause her death, however, she havmng
dropped dead last Friday'from heart
The woman was short of stature,
but her arms were forty-six inches
in circumference. The casket was
but four feet six inches in length
but was three feet five inches in
width. The combined weight of the
corpse and casket was 925 pounds
Mrs. Short was able to move abou
freely until the day of her death. Thi
casket was one of the largest eve~
made in this country.
VICTIM OF JEALOLi.
An Ex-AUStrian Army Officer Shoot
Screaming "Julius, you won't kil
me, will you?" Miss Draga Seigel,
pretty 2 0-year-old girl, was shc
down early Wednesday by Juhi
Hoffman, a former lieutenant in th
Austrian army, in a furnished rool
-at No. 215 West Thirty-sevent
Ths girl is dying in Bellevue ho
-, pital from three bullet wounds an
. Hoffman is locked up in the Thirt;
a fifth street police station. JealouW
ee led to the tragedy.
is The victim is the daughter of
o colonel in the Austrian army wI
tt died recently, leaving her $100.00
ee which she was to receive on h
- wenty--first birthday.
$60,000,000 A YEAR.
w That Vast Sum the Average Profits
iS tandard Oil in New .Jersey.
is-It developed in the Standard(
s comanys hearing in New York 1
fore Frank B. Kellogg, the govei
ment's special p)rob~er, that in et
years. from 1899 to 1906, prol
aggregating $490.31.9%34 were rt
n ed up by the Standard Oil Compr
of New Jersey, and $30S .339.40.>
dividends was paid. This was brous
ar ot oin the hearing of the Fede
edd suit against the company.
onnI1I also developed that the Sta
nt I and Oil Company of New Jersey o~
le 9.990 shares of the stock of
faStandard Oil Comp~any of India
for which company recently was sent
ssced to pay a fine of $2 9.240.000.
icee In the eight years referred to
of gross assets of the corporation
re-increased from $200,791,623
Woman Tertued to Death to Dis
pel Evil Spirits
Before She Was Released by Death.
Son, Daughter and Three- Others
Gave Her Violent Treatment in
Accordance With Their Religious
Belief-Son Says Mother's Con
sent Was Secured.
A report from Chicago says five
people, members of the sect of Par
hamites, are under arrest at Zion
City, accused of torturing to death
rs. Letitia Greenlaugh, 64 years
>ld, a cripple for twenty years with
rheumatism, to show their belief in
the relgion they profess.
The people under arest are: Wal
ter and Jennie Greenlaugh, son and
daughter of the woman; Harold Tiit
chell, Mrs. Harold Mitchell, and a
The sect of Parhamites was found
ed about a year ago, by Charles Par
ham, and numbers about. 200. The
members originally belonged to Dow
ie's church. Their theory of sickness
is evidence of the possession of the
body by evil spirits.
The condition of Mrs. Greenlaugh
convinced her son and daughter and
the others arrested that she possess
ed the evil spirit. They knelt by her
bedside and after praying commenced
The arms of Mrs. GreenlAugh.
stiffened by rheumatism were twisted
about in order that the dev.? might
be driven out. The cries of the aged
woman were considered those of the
evil spirit, and were greeted with tri
After a course of ths violent treat
ment Mrs. Greenlaugh not only be
eame so weak she could not use her
limbs, but became incaable of making
any motions. Then her neck was
twisted for some time.
At the coroner's inquest youne
Greelaugh testified that his mother's
consent was obtained before the
treatment was commenced.
Spurned Italian Lover Takes Terrible
The most dibolical of all love ven
dettas is reported from Fondi, in the
province of Caserta. Italy. Beside
it the har)arie excesses of the dark
ages appear mild. The victim was
Driade Dancona, considered the pret
tiest of maidens of Fondi. Her spurn
ed lover was Vincenzo de Silvestro,
a shepherd youth.
For more than two years the girl
had been tormented by the attentions
of the shepherd. Her family told
the girl that he was a lad of bad
repute and warned her not to have
anything to do with him. One day
he met her in the fields and tried to
induce her to run away with him.
For his offense he was sentenced
to ten months in prison. A few
weeks ago he was released and took
up his suit, but was spurned again.
Then he took hard revenge. Going
to the thatched house where the girl
was spending the night, he barricad
ed every possible avenue of escape,
and set fire to the hut. The girl was
burned to death as was also an aged
aunt and two cousins5.
Vincenzo was assisted in his crime
by another youth, but both have
managed to escape the police.
LEAPS TO HER DEATH.
Mother Prevented Asphyxiation, SC
Daughter Goes Out Window.
At New York Friday surprise7 b:
her mother in a effort to commit sui
cide b~y inhaling illuminating ga
through a rubber, Theresa Canning,
young telephone operator, threw her
self out of an open window nea:
which she was standing and fell fou
stories to her death.
When picked up on the pavemen
Sbelow nearly every bone in he bod:
Miss Canning was drawing into he
lungs the fumes from a gas jet in he
abed room when the elder woman or
Sened the door. At the sight of he
Smother. the girl dropped the tub~
eand leaped out of the window.
A quarrel with her sweetheart
hsaid to have been the cause of tb
-WAS HS OWN CHILD.
*. .The Sad Experience of a Massachi
L At Springfield. Mass., Pauline I
0. Reardon, six and one-half years o1
rr the daughter of Dr. Thomas C. Rea
don was struck and fatally injur
in front of her home Wednesday
an automobile owned by Dr. Charl
T. Hooker and driven by ErnE
Dr. Hooker. without knowing w
the girl was carried her into I
ilReardon's house. The latter's fil
knowledge of the accident was t
n- sight of his child lying on his 09p1
ltting table. The girl died soon aft
its ward. Southard was arrested on
Il chage cf manslaug~hter.
ny WORKiMEN ARRESTED.
-al Rusin Troops and Police of a Si
d- den Descend Upon a Mill.
-ns News from Lodz, Russia says tri'O
hee and police made a sudden desc
na Thursday upon a large cottou 1
en- owned by Marius Silherstein.
was murdered by emploYeeg onl
the tember 13 because he refused to1
aad them for the time they' were out
to strike. Eight hundred of the we
men ere taken into custody.
TRAIN RUN DOWN
And Many Passengers Are Ki~ed
FAULT OF OPERATOR.
& Aeavily Loaded Excursion Train
on the Boston and Maine Railroad
Returning From the Canadian
Provinces Almost Telescoped by a
Long and Heavily Loaded Freight
A fearful head-on collission be
tween the southbound Quebec and a
northbound freight train on the Con
cord division of the Boston & Maine
railroad occurred four miles north of
Canan Station, Vt., early Sunday,
due to a mistake in train dispatcher's
orders and from a demolished'pas
senger coach there were taken 24
dead and dying and twenty-seven
other passengers, most of them ser
fously wounded. Nearly all those
who were in the death car were re
turning from a fair at Sherbrock,
Quebec, 160 miles north.
The conductor of the freight train
was given to understand that he had
plenty of time to reach a siding bY
the night operator at Canaan Sta
tion, receiving, according to the sup
erintendent of the division, a copy o1
the telegraph order from the train
dispatcher at Concord which- confus
ad the train Nos. 30 and 34. The
wreck occurred just .after the ex
press had rounded into i straight
stretch of track but, owing to the -
early morning mist, neither enginerr
saw the other's headlight until it was
According to W. R. Ray, Jr., di
vision superintendent; J. R. Crow
ley, the night train dispatcher at
Concord, sent a dispatch to John:
Greely, the night operator at Canaan,
that. No. 34 was one hour and 10
minutes late. The order which. Con
ductor Lawrence of the freight train
showed after the accident distinctl
states that No. 30, instead of No. 34,
was an hour and ten minutes late
Conductor Lawrence believing that
he- had sufficient time in the hoar.
and ten minutes to reach the side
track at West Canaan, four miles
eyond, before No. 30 reached it,
ordered. his train ahead. The super
intendent declared that the accident
was due to the mistake in placing a
cipher after the three in the number
of the. train instead of a four.
The Dead and Injured.
Those identified up to 6 o'clock
Sunday night were as follows:
Timothy Shaughnessey, Castle Bar.
Miss Annie St. Pierre, Isle Verte,
Fred M. Phelps, Ochiltree, Texas.
Mrs. A. E. Warren. Haverhill,
Mrs. F. C. Blake, South Corinth.
Mrs. Margaret Largy, Manchester,
Miss Barrett, Manchester.
Mrs. Philip Gagnon, Sherbook.
- Miss Alvina Giron, Nashua.
Mrs. Webster, a dressmaker living
J. L. Coneron, Somerville, Ma'*,
Infant child of Irving Gifford, Con
ord, N. H.
Mrs. E. L. Briggs, West Canaan.
John G. Duncan, Bethel, Vt.
The unidentified include a boy
(our years old, a man 40 years old,
Ia woman of 30 years, a man of 55,
a man 35, and four others.
Twenty-two of the bodies were re
moved to Concord during the day.
The most seriously injured who
were taken to the Margaret Hitch
.cock hospital, at Hanover, N. H., In
clude an unknown boy with both
legs broken and arm torn out and
head injured, dying.
Mrs. S. Saunders, Nashua, head
and back injured.
Mrs. C. N. Saunders, Nashua.
wounds on head.
Mrs. C. Saunders, Nashua, contus
-ions on face.
Miss D. Saunders, Nashua, internal
Fred Saunders, Nashua, shoulder
e rs. Hester Saunders, Brocktonl,
e .Mass., head and back injured.
Charles St. Pierre, Isle Verte,
s Que., internal injuries.
-Arthur Jacques, Millbury, internal
.ABatchleder, Somerville, an
Philip Gnagmnon, Sherbrooke, inter
n John Barrett, Manchester, N. H.,
head and breast injured.a roe
Miss Abby Jansen, Nasuboe
r- iontal bone
Terribe Peed of Madman at King's
ie Mountainl, Kentucky.
it four o'clock Thursday morning
Hs arvi Watts. a lumber man iepre
enting a Tennessee firm, walked i:
d o the passenger depot at King's
M ountain. Ky., and placing his grn!'
u pon the floor, called Agent W. 13
c- andiver and asked him to op
a- en it. andiver' complied with the
equest and Watts took a pistol from
the grip, remarking "now yo~u )ave
pene the grip; I will open you."H
ired and the ball penetrated Vanidi
hee ver's head, killing him instantly.
IWatts fled to the Knobs, north o
King's Mountain. Vandiverad be
ic- native of Har.rodsburg aKy. Anb
an lrg to a pronet amiding An
officer later foun Wattsredin noe
at a hottow stumfP. qesoneed aoute
to-itane de btated that he never
histh seedeVandiv'er before and was
Ltiili1nadbse o account for his action.
ataat Wtswas taken to the Standford
jai for safekeeping
OH Board of a Large Japanese
Party of the ' :icers and Enlisted
Men Killed aj.d Wounded by the
A -dispatch from Tokio tells of a
terrible disaster on a Japanese war
ship. The dispatch says forty of the
crew including nine officers, were
killed and injured on board the Jap
anese battleship Kashima by the ex
plosion of a 12-inch shell within the
shield after target practice near Kure
at 4 p. m., on Septemebr 9.
The Kashima, under command of
Capt. Koizumi, reached Kure at 6
p. m., where the wounded were plac
ed in the hospital. The fatalities in
cluded a lieutenant, two cadets and
one staff officer, the rank and name
of whom is not given.
The exact detail regarding the ef
fects of the explosion are lacking
but it was terrific and the ship ise
badly damaged. A majority of the
bystanders were fearfully mutilated.
The cause of the explosion is under.
It occurred inside of the shield of
the starboard after~10-inch gun. It
was not the shell which exploded but
powder which evidently caught fire
from the gas emitted from the
breech when opened for the purpose
of reloading the gun. The hull of
.he Kashima is not damaged.
donsul Griffiths Tells of An East In
dian Cotton Tree.
In its daily consular and trade re
port of Wednesday the department
of commerce and labor at Washfng
"Consul John L. Griffiths writes
that prominene has been given in
the Liverpool newspapers .to an an
nouncement of the sale on that mar
ket of a sample of five bales of In
dian 'Spence cotton' at 15 cents per
pound. The consul sends the follow
ing on this subject, concerning which
considerable has been printed from
consuls in India:
"'The sample of cotton referred to
is the result of three years' exper
ments with an indigenous Indian
cotton by J. R. Spence, formerly a
member of the Liverpool Cotton as
sociation. The product is stated to
be strong and wiry, with a staple of
1 to 1 1-4 inches in length. It is
.-uggested that the sale of the sample
of '-Spence cotton" at the price nained
indicates important possibilities in
the vast cultivable area of India. A
local paper says:
" ' "There are now considerably
over 20,000 trees on Mr. Spence's
plantation at Deesa, Bon'bay presi
dency, in a most flouristing condi
tion, growing to a height of from 6
to 7 feet, full of buds and boils and
bearing cotton daily. The yield of
the first year has proved to be 2 1-..
ounces per tree, and as there are over
5,000 trees to the acre, this gives the
first year's yield 80 0 pounds per
acre. The second year's crop has
proved double that of the first,
and it increases every year."
" 'This cotton it is claimed. is able
to withstand long periods of drought,
and has so far escaped the ravages o
the troublesome boll worm. The In
dian cotton tree does not appear to
require inuch attention efter b:i
been once planted, and it grows to
height of six or seven feet. It.
greatest production is in its thir'
.rear. An effort is now being made in
England to organlze a comrpany fot
t'production and exploitation o1
IN PURSEIT OF CRACESMEN
Alabama Posie Likely to Have Figh
With the Fugitives.
A special from Sulligent, Ala., say
that cracksmlen mede a raid on Ver
nor, the county seat of Lamar coun
ty. Wednesday night, blew open th
safe in Tom Guyton's store and se
cured more than a thousand dollar
The also cracked the safe of .J. A~
Cobb, another merchant, secure
ffty dollars in cash and $6,000 wort
rThen they stole the sheriff's hors
and escaped. The sheriff and a poss
r got near enough the robbers to c.g
e tre the stolen horse. The posse
stll in pursuit and a battle is expec
ed . A telegram has been sent t
Birmingham for llood hounds.
LARGEST ON RECORD
Many PeoPle Killed and Wounded.i
Climbing the Alps.
A dispatch from Berne, Switze
land says the toll of Summer victin
of ofAlpine accidents is the heavie
d ever recorded. Eighty persons we
v kklled and twenty two injured in ni
ss ety accidents this year, as againstt
st previous record. seventy, six -fat
ties in 1906 in seventy one acciden
to Thirty-eight of the eighty perso
r.. klled were guides. thirtyo-- we a
'st spending vacations in tie Alow'
.e te remainder were naoftie fatw
a- g gathers. Three-quarte1S ovter pre
r-- iies were caused b.yer fall o av
aa iiies. The othersswr ade igtning.
d-- Te Nebaskin Will Address t
Macon Negro Fair.
William Jennings Bryan has
ce tepd an invitation to deliver
ilil Iaadress at the negro state fair
ho'hao cn, Ga.. in October. The inv1
8 tion to visit Macon was extended
ayy Mr. Bryan some months ago, but
onn acceptance wais not receqived ut
k-k-rrecntly. It is not yet certain w
at e ewill be there.