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MOL. XXII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1907 NO.1
SANK TO DEATH.
Sixteen People Drowned in At
tempting to Cross a River.
A FERRY BOATSINKS
In the Middle of the Tombigbee and
All the Occupanth Except Two Are
Drowned-One of the Victims Was
the Son of the United States Engi
neer and the Fifteen Others Were
Leslie Verneuille, a whiteF boy, of
Mobile, and fifteen negroes were
drowned in the Tombigbee river at
McCrew's shoals, shortly after noon
Thursday, while crossing the river in
a ferryboat from the government's
works where they were employed.
They were on their way to dinner
when the acpident occurred.
About midstream the little boat
drifted beyond control of the men
into the rapids and soon capsized.
Two of the negroes in the boat
scrambled on top as it overturned
but the other occupants were thrown
into the swift current and were
drowned almost instantly. On. ac
count of the strong undercurrent res
cues were impossible.
The young white boy drowned is
the son of W. B. Verneuille, the chief
engineer in charge of the government
work at the shoals. Their home is
at Oakdale, a surburb of Mobile. The
boy was not employed at the works
but was there on a visit to his father
and was returning home when the
The Tombigbee river at the point
where the boat capsized is very
treacherous and has long been con
sidered too dangerous for naviga
,tion. McGrews shoals is about one
hundred. miles up the river from Mo
bile and there is no telegraph or tel
ephone communication with the
GIVEN SLX YEARS.
Berry Pleaded Guilty to Forgery and
G. Raymond Berry, ex-county sup
erintendent of education of Marion
county, having pleaded,guilty of for
gery, was sentenced by Judge Dantz
ler to six years in the State peniten
tiary and a fine of $1040.
The prisoner , submitted to the
court a written statement which re
cited that the defendant was the only
support of an invalid wife and three
small children; that the defandant
himself was threatened with a seri
ous pulmonary trouble; that the
beenn made good to the-. .Sierntnf
amounts misappropriated had all
been made good to the county, and
that the .defendant and his fami'..
one of much respectability, had suf
fered long and deep humiliation or
account- of the pending charges
against him. The statement ended
with a petition that the court be as
merciful as possible in view of al.
Solicitor Spears .stated that he
would consent to the court being as
merciful as possible, and Judge 'Dan
tzler stated that out of regard foi
his physical condition he would no'
impose the full seven years allowec
by law, but that it would be necessarl
-for him to impose a heavy sentenc<
as a warning to other public officen~
who might be derelict in their duty
-PLAIN TALK FROM BlSHOP
lie Thinks the Pulpit Needs "Mor
Virility and Less Effeminacy.
"What we want is more virilit
- and less effeminacy," said Bishop Sn
A. Candler before the assemble
Methodist ministers of Atlanta at th
regular conference on last Monday.
"We've got to be more vigorcfn
We ba-ve a big work to perform, an
we want to show that-we mean bus
Bishop Candler was talking of tb
layman's missionary movement, an
the recent meeting at Knoxvill
Tenn.-, and said he had noticed a tei
dency in the men to drop away fio
"They are leaving thaigs to ti
-women," he continued. "This is n
hard to account for. pretty little cur
ed up speeches and curled up weri
don't draw men. They draw me'
away. Its plain, straight tala - -
hard works and business actions th
attack th'e kind of people we a
after. We need virility. The m
mut be fed with something m .i
mus shocked to death with adjective
Seminlary stuff won't do."
NIGHT RIDERS WHIP WOMEN
IWives Who Refused to Betray Th
Enraged hecause Mi s. Kate v
- asad Mrs. Jennie Freeman,.
laus andigy. would not
vea the whereabouts of theirh
eans niht riders dragged the
bnds from their beds and fogi
them frutally The men were ma
ed. The women endue hi u
ings in silence and would not
where their husbands were.
night riders weret nieCrS f iners
organization Theocc ltors
secure better prices.the oitO
had refused to .jointhasoiio
LUSITANIA AT LIVERI'POL
Covers Ocean in Five Days, I
Hours, Nineteen Miuntes.
The steamer Lusitaia has arr
in Liverpool. Her time across
Atlantic was little more than
.ias with an average of 22 ki
MUCH LOSS OF LIFE.
Startling Figures of Dangers of
Travel in New York City.
From August 5 to September 1 the
Accidents Averaged One in One
Hour an Twenty-nine Minutes.
Every fifteen hours a life is lost in
New York city under the wheels of a
passenger car, surface. elevated or
steam. This fact has been brought
out by Secretary Travis H. Whitney.
of the public service commission in
a table giving a record he had kept
of transportation accidents from
August 5 to September 1.
In these 26 days. 145 persons were
hurt in car collisions, and 465 in col-,
lisions between cars and vehicles.
Once in each hour and twenty-nine
minutes of the period some person
was struck by a car, making a total
of 405. Sixty-four persons were in
jured in boarding cars and 1,263
were injured in alighting from them,
,which goes to show that at least that
number of New Yorkers have not yet
learned to face forward when getting
off street cars.
Employes to the number of 641
were hurt; 33 persons were hurt in
derailments; 26 prospective passen
gers fell down stairs and 1881 per
sons were hurt in unclassified way.;.
A total of 5,500 were either killed or
iniured in the 26 days.
IULLED AT THE NAVY YARD.
Dies in Fall of Forty Feet to Bottom
of the Pit.
The second victim of the braces at
the quay wall being built at the. Char
leston navy yard dock met his death
Wednesday when Joseph Smith, col
ored, fell from a brace of the south
coffer dam ,wall into the pit over 40
feet below and was crushed to death.
The Post says Smith, who was em
ployed by the New York Jewell-Con
tinental Filtration Company, as a lab
orer went to work Wednesday after
noon at about 4 o'clock. He was too
impatient to get his working number.
and instead of waiting for the time
keeper, C. A. Estes, to come to him
on the north wall as was the custom,
he started to cross to the timekeeper.
In making his way over he stepped
upon a brace. and hesitating for a
moment looked backward. As he did
so be brushed his shoulder against
the stone work and fell from the sup
port to the bottom of the basin be
low. He hit with great force and life
was crushed out of his body imme
diately. His face was mashed in, and
his bones broken by the fall.
LIES TEN HOURS LN COFFIN
Gruesome Experience of a Victim of
To lie for ten hours in a coffiui, to
see through the glass covering over
his face the glimmer of candles, was
the fate of Roy Lorraine. a sttrient
of the Dubukue High School. who
,was the victim of "f rat" initiation.
The young man, being of the
nerveless kind, was to be submitted
to the most trying order. Gagged
and bound he was taken under cover
of night to a farm in the vicinity of
the city. Here he was -escorted to a
ellar long in disuse and led down the
Candles were lighted and placed
about in niches in the wall and young
Lorraine, blindfolded, was induced to
ie down in what seemed to him a
box and the cover was- fastened. The
overing soon was removed from hi~
eyes, and he awoke to the realizatiot
that he was in a coffin.
There was sufficient air to keel
him from smothering and he remain
ed there all through the night. Early
in the mornling he was released by
TO COLONUZE NEGROES.
Company seeking Incorporation ii
State of California.
The project to establish a larg
olony of negroes in southern Calh
fornia is being promoted by an assc
eation to seek state incorporatiot
O ne of the promoters is Lieutenant
Colonel Allensworth, formerly
c caplain in the arnmy. Several miilhol
ollars is said to represent tb
-ealth of the negroes and back
SColonel Allenlsworth said that con
m rittees of the association will soc
isit the 9A.000 acre track in Rive1
ssde and San Diego Counties and
sstisfied that they will purchase th
t Te colony, he said, will not I
e communistic, the land simply will 1
offered in small tracks at low price
T he object is to establish a prospe
os colony where negroes will ha
th~ opportunity to work under fa
orable conditions5. Literature descri
ig the plan will be sent broadci
thoughot the South.
A NOBLE GF.
1- Fifteen Thuosanld Dollars Given i
.s- Mrs. Ann H. Jeter of Union b
o- given $1l5,000( for the erection of
ed fimary at the South Carolina U
rrsity in memory of her nephew.
rl Wallace Thompson. who was a dev
lll d alumnus of the institution. T
he anioumenlt was made recen
:al md tbe douati->n was; acceed vi
to gratefully by the trustees.
ig Loss Caused by Flames Abo;
>urr steamer at Havre.
Six hundred bale's of cotton
board the British steamer Madav
ved ka, which arrived at Havre, Frar
the hursday from Galveston, were
9-- troyed by fire Thursday night.
utS. losis $48.000.
'THE BOND CASE.
Decided Against fhe State Treas
urer on Last Friday.
BY A COURT EN BANC.
Trhe Decision of the Court Says That
t!. Bonds Bought in Good Faith
Must Be Exchanged for Certificates
When Offered by Those Who Hold
Them-Suits Will be Brought
Against Three State Treasurers.
By a very close decision the judi
ary of South Carolina, sitting en
bane, decided that the State treasurer
should issue certificates of stock for
bonds taken from the treasurer's of
fice by a clerk after being offered for
cancellation and placed upon the
market. The decision means that
Attorney General Lyon will at once
have to commence suit against the
State treasurers who employed the
clerk in question. About $18,000 in
principal and interest is at stake and
the action of the court is far reaching
and regarded as very important in
Some three years ago one of the
clerks in the State Treasurer's office
was arrested charged with misappro
priating State funds and bonds. It
was discovered that bonds offered for
cancellation and exchange for certifi
cates had not been cancelled, but
again placed upon the market.
Last April one of the bonds, owned
by Edward Ehrlich of Columbia, was
offered for exchange for a certificate,
which is not negotiable unless en
dorsed. The exchange was refused
by the State treasurer, on the advice
of Attorney General Lyon, and in
July the interest was refused.
Suit was at once brought, mandam
us proceedings, to compel the State
treasurer to recognize the stock. The
supreme court being equally divided
on the matter it was decided to call
an enbanc session of the judiciary of
the State, constitutional questions be
Friday questions were argued be
fore the entire court. with the ex
ception of Judge Aldrich, who is ill
and unable to attend. For the State
appeared Attorney General Lyon and
J. William Thurman of Edgefield and
Mr. W. T. Aycock of Columbia ap
peared for the petitioner.
The opinion of the court is written
by Associate Justice Jones and is
concurred in by Justice Woods and
Circuit Judges Watts. Gage, Dantz
ler. Memminger and Wilson. After
stating the facts the opinion says:
The Court's Decision. -
"No marks to indicate cancellation
were ever placed upon said lond, al
though the statute expressly declared
that such surrendered bo.nd shall im
mediately upon such surrender be
cancelled and filed by the State treas
urer with the permanent records of
his office. It is admitted that relator
is a hona fide holder for value before
maturity and without notice. The
general rule of law is that a thief
of personal property can not convey
to a purchaser, however innocent,
any title to the stolen property as
against the real owner. But from
the highest considerations of public
policy the law excepts from the rule
negotiable instruments acquired in
good faith before maturity and with'
out notice and makes the title of such
holder good against the world."
The opinion goes on to say thai
"the State bond cases. 12 S. C., shon
that a coupon bond of the State. valid
in its inception, is a negotiable se
curity paper incurs the same respon
sbilities which attach to individual!
or corporations in such cases. Ther4
is no question that tne bond In ques
tion was not valid when originall3
put in circulation, and it being ad
mitted that relator is a bona fid<
holder thereof at this time, his titli
can in no wise be affected by the sur
render of the bond to the treasurel
hy some antecedent holder and the
suusequent theft by' means of whici
it was again put in circulation. Th
- method which the State had adopte<
to take such bond out of circulatiol
-by cancellation was not comphie
a with by those intrusted by the Stat
a with that duty. The direction to car
e nel bonds was designed to prevet
I the very possibility which has hal
oed and the failure of the Stat
offoficers to comply can not be treate
n as a circumstance of no consequenc
--ororthe absence of marks of cancellb
i tion make it possible for the the:
.eetoolput the bond in circulation."
The Discenting Opimion.
>e The discenting opinion is by Ju
>c ti e E. B. Gary. and is concurred
s. by Chief Justice Pope and Judg
r-- Klough, Prince and Hlydrick.
re After reviewing the history of ti
v- case he says that the first questic
b- is in the right of nmandamnus of t]
St etitioe. Bringing us the case
Lord vs. Treasuruer, the court he
that "mandamus will only to enfor
iinisteial duty * * * not a d
cretioary duty. The opinion th
or says that when a bond is surrender
and a certificate of stock issued
exhaige, it loses its legal effect as
susisting obligation of the Sta
as Cancellation was not a condition p1
an cedent upon which the validity oft
al- certificate of stockk which was to
A. issued in exchange depended a
ot-suuh requirement was required si
he ph' to prevent fraud after transact
tly b tween the holder of the bond a
theteStates had terminated.
"The question." the opinion c<
tiues "whether the petitioner is
hoa nde holder is not minister
*ut strictly judicial in ts nature
irdd the action of the treasurer is
suject to review' by the court."
The attorney general, however.
onn not urge this question nor the qu
as-- tionias to the actual notice the hC
ce.e.eerhad that the bond was not goo
de- However, the right of the treasu
i'he to issue a certificate of stock 1i
.., qusinof nower and must be
And Three Injured by the Explo
sion of Crude Gil.
Window Glass in Houses and Street
Cars Was Shattered and People
Terribly Shocked by Explosion.
At New York on Friday three men
were killed and three injured, one
probably fatally; windows in houses
and trolley cars were shattered and
the residents for several miles around
panic stricken by the explosion of a
tank of 20,000 gallons of crude oil
on Protectory avenue.
The dead are:
James Cooper, 26 years old, Union
Richard Smith, of Van Ness, of the
John Riley, address unknown, body
The inured are:
Allan Johnson, 26 y, o of
Unionport, volunteer fire us, ed
about body, head and ar. I ably
Arthur Jordan, mounted policeman
burned about hands and arms trying
to rescue Cooper.
James Conway, burned about the
hands and arms while trying to res
The bodies of two of the victims
was secured after four hours work by
the light of the illumination of the
flame a hundred feet high. Boys
and men searched houses and there
found the bodies. The explosion was
indirectly due to the automobile
races at Morris Park track.
The men who met death were
pumping oil from the tank with
which to oil the track for the races.
The tank was thirty feet high and
twenty feet in diameter and stood be
tween two abandoned-gas tanks. The
sprinkling wagon was drawn up be
side the tank, a ladder placed against
the side and Qooper and Smith as
cended to the top of the tank to
pump out the oil. Riley remained
the wagon. Just what caused the ex
plosion is not known.
Without an inst.-. of warning
there was a terrifying report, a col
umn of flames shot hundreds of feet
in the air and the huge top of the
tank was hurled a thousand feet.
falling in the woods in the ground of
the Catholic Protectory.
The shock was felt for miles
around, breaking windows and rat
tling dishes alarming the occupants
of shaken houses. In the Catholic
Protectory, there was almost a panic
among the 1,500 inmates. They
rushed from their beds, but the fire
drill was put in force by the Chris
tian brothers in charge and order
A TRUNK MYSTERY.
Body of a Young Lady Found in a
The police of Seattle. Wash., iden
tified the body of the, woman found
stuffed in a trunk cast on the beach
of South Alki recently as that of Mrs.
gnes Truman McCombs Covington,
17 years old. The woman had been
strangled to death. She was the
wife of Frank Covington, for several
months employed as salesman mn
Seattle. Covington is missing and
the police are looking for him.
Acquaintances say they have not
seen him for a week. The body it
he trunk had been dead at least a
week. Mrs. Covington was a daugh
er of Trueman McCombs, who lives
near Vermont, B. C. Her grand-moth
r, Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson; her
aunt, Miss Jennie Robinson. and he:
uncle, George Robinson, all live a
21 Yesler way, Seattle, where thi
dead woman's grandmother runs
boarding house. Covington is abou
23 years of age. He is said to hay(
ome to Seattle two years ago fron
A LARGE FAMILY.
Stork Made Annual Visit to Sond1
At the rate of one a year, for 2
vars, the stork arrived at the horn
of Mr. and Mrs. Miichael Hoffman, o
Brookline county, South Dakota. Mi
Hoffman died only recently. Two o
the children expired in infancy. Ther
ee now nine grls and nine boys 1
comfort their mother in the lossc
her husband. All the children na'
rceived good educations, and fburc
them are teachers.- Mr. and Mr
Hoffman managed to accumulata
large amount of property. They nev4
ffund their many children a dra~
back to their advancement.
e 3temined under the act of 189
n which clearly shows that the legisl
i ure had under contemipation but or
ff issue of stock for a bond and t]
dd treasurer is not authorized to mal
ee a second issue. The "bond deb
5- cases are quoted to uphold thi
n wwere the court held that bonds
ed the hands of bona fide holders or
in regarded as valdi debt~s.
a As to the issuance of addition
Le stck. Justice Gary holds that if t.
e- act be construed that way the
he would be no reason why there shou
be nt he a third and fourth issue. 'lT
nd case. as quoted above, that bouds
m- sued without authority of lawa
on void even in the hands of hona fi
nd holders is clearly law."~ The opini
then holds that the duty enjoir
m- pon the treasurer to issue a secc
a ertificate is ministerial; the col
aa has not power in mandamus proce<
.ndlis and the action is in in effec1
oot suit against the State, which isi
did As stated, this decision means
es- suit on the bonds of D)r. WV. T.
ld- Bates and Messrs. W. H. Timmern
.. and R. H. Jennings, the State Tre
rer urers who employed the clerk. Il
a presumed these suits will be star
RESCUED AT ALTAR.
Young Lady Forced at Pistol
Point to Promise Marriage.
She Appeals to the Minister, Who
Seizes the Would-Be Bridegroom
and Lady Escapes.
Miss Belle Crouse. pretty daugh
ter of Rev. N. I. Crouse. pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of Stan
hope. N. J., was literally forced to
the parsonage of the First Methodist
church, in Asbury Park, Wednesday
afternoon by her frantic lover, Percy
C. Bissell, who at the point of a re
volver demanded that she marry
When the couple came before Rev.
C. M. Griffin. pastor of the church,
and he began to ask, the usual q ues
tions, Miss Crouse brb'ke down and
begged the minister to save her f.'om
Bissell, who. she said, had a revolver
in his pocket and had threatened to
shoot her unless the ceremony was
Dr. Griffin,' greatly agitated, made
a sudden attack upon Bissell. He
threw his arms around the ardent
lover and held him fast, while Miss
Crouse made good her escape from
She had no sooner reached the
boarding house in Ocean Grove.
where she was stopping, with her
parents, when Bissell reappeared and
broke through a window in the honse
He demanded to see Miss Crouse. but
was told she was out. Later the
young man was overhauled by a po
liceman and taken to one of the out
going trains. It is presumed he re
turned to his home. in Stanhope
The Crouses, it appears, had been
told that Bissell, who is a merw her
of the Stanhope Presbyterian church,
had a fondness for cards, and on this
account their daughter severed a
growing intimacy with the young
man. He is a student in the State
normal school at Trenton.
!She wrote him a letter in -which
she refused to have anything More
to do with him, and they went
down to Ocean Grove to escape the
hubbub. All Stanhope had heard o'
the affair. When Bissell got the ;et
ter he followed the Crouses after
having ascertained in Stanbope that
they had gone to Ocean Grove.
Late Tuesday afternoon the young
man met Miss Crouse in the street
and excitedly demanded that she
marry him immediately. Miss Crouse
refused point blank to accede to his
request and tried to reason with him.
Bissell took from his pocket an ugly
looking revolver and showed her the
cartridges. Miss Crouse al iarmed.
finally concented to go to Rev. Mr.
Griffin and be married. Bissell call
ed a cab and was driven with the
young woman to the parsonage.
Miss Crouse would not admit later
that she is engaged to Bissell but
said she heard some time ago that
he played cards. He told her, how
ever, that he had given it all up and
she forgave him. It is understood
that Bissell's parents will send the
young man south. Miss Crouse is a
graduate ofBlair Hall.
F[GHTING HIS OWN LAW.
Author of Legislation Retained by
Men Who Are Fighting It.
A strange feature in the fight
against the objectionable features in
the Baskins-McGregor Liquor bill by
the Texas Retailers' association of
liquor dealers, is the retention by
them of McGregor. one of the authors
of the bill as their leading counsel.
In addition to the $100I.000 fund
raised by the retailer's to fight the
bill, the Texas State association.
amalgamated, composed of liquoi
manufacturers will raise $500,000
This sum wiil be invested and thi
earnings devoted to electing legisla
1tors friendly to the liquor traffic. Thi
state association piedges itself to sup
press all disreputable dives where
beer or liquor is sold.
YERY SAD CASE.
A Young Gui Found in Woods Craz
ed and Starving.
News has just reached Charlott
.from Camden county, North Caroline
of the finding of a girl, demented ani
efearfully emaciated from starvatiot
She was found by a band of citizen
who for ten days had heard pitifi
wails like the cry of a panther in th~
section' known as "Thoroughfare I:
land." When found she had oni
scant clothing and was plitifull
It is thought she had been in th
plight for two weeks or more. Son
Sare of the opinion that she was take
2. to this lonely sp)ot for the purpo:
a- of doing aw'ay with her. She is abot
e eighteen yea's of age.
eTWENTY CENTS FOR COTTON
:Sonme of the Long Staple Kind Sol
at That Price.
The Newberry Observer says: Y1
a1 . M. Duncan of Jalapa sold tv
elales of cotton in Newberry on WXe
ed nesday for $21-.60. One bale weig
d 507 pounds. the other 5-72, a'
is they brought twenty cents a poun1
sIt wvas long staple, and he still hi
e -lh seed. which he can sell for seve
on ty-five cents a bushel. Mr. Dune;
e plated 57 acres of this kind and w
ndget from twenty-five to thirty bal
rt TO WiPE OU'T DEET.
Major Fant Gives Ten Thousand Di
lars~ to His Church.
. Major .i. K. Fant, of Union. w
an died last week, gave the First Baht
as- Church of that ci--y. $10.000 to I
is off a debt on it. He was a very r:
ed jman, and pr'ominent in business
TALE OF THE SEA.
Wrecked on a Bleak Island, Stary:
ing Sailors Tell a Horrible
STORY OF DISASTER.
They Wateked Their Comrades Die
From Hunger and Exposure to the
Storm-Real Story of Marooned
Mariners That Chills the Blood
Four of Them Perished From Hun
ger and Exposure.
The story of the wreck of the
American bark Prussia, on Bleak
Sr.aten Island, Terra Del Fuego, "The
land of fire," is a thrilling one. Six
of the crew have been landed at New
ork by the steamer from Montevidoa'
Four perished and three are in a hos
pital at Punta Arenas. The Prussia
was owned in San Francisco and
sailed from Norfolk, Va., March 17,
with a cargo of coal for San Francis
On June 19 she was off Staten Is
land. It was bitterly cold. Capt
Johnson was trying to make New
Year's Island light. A storm came up
in the night and the bark was ashore
a wreck - before the danger was real
ized. She broke up at once. Every
man umped overboard and 11 of the
13 reached a strip of land which was
somewhat sheltered by overhanging
They kept warm as best they
could throughout the night. At
dawn Sabata, the cook and Ham
mond, a sailor, were missing. The
Prussia was gone. The strip of land
was not more than 300 feet long and
impassable cliffs kept the men from
escaping across the island.
The captain was so exhausted that
he died early in the morning and
wa sburied on the beach. The men
collected what wreckage they could,
made a fire, constructed what shelter
they were able, secured some cans of
provisions, a few biscuits and a bar
rel of pork and talked over means of
Carpenter Carl Stark was set to
work at once to build a small boat,
Ho had no tools and had to make
them from iron in tUe wreckage. All
hands helped, but it- was a slow ted
ious job, and they feared that their
provisions would not last.
It was decideed that two of their
number would try to work over the
mountains, and the lot fell to Porthin
and Hosteth. These two scaled the
high rocks and started across. After
a few days Porthin returned, crawl
ing on his hands and knees. Hs feet
were badly frozen and Hosteth, he re
ported had frozen to death.
The food had given out. The rocks
were covered with limpets which the
sailors collected, and they kiled some
seals that entered the cove. The
seals, Rainey says, seemed to acquire
wisdom, and after a few had been
killed avoided the place. The boat
was finished after .30 days of hard
work and Mate Hunter, Stark and
Heine started off to find New Year's
Island and sent a rescue party to
It was only thirty miles to the is
land, but the frail shell in which they
risked their lives had to be favored,
and they avoided the open sea and
worked in and out of the hays and
inlets. It took them six days to
reach the lighthou]se and they think
they went 100 miles.
Lieut. Delgado, who is stationed at
the light, called for volunteers, and
with six men in a whale boat, with
Hunter acting at plot gtarted to res
cue the men still on Staten Island.
The weather grew so bad that they,
too, spent six days at it. and con
suned more than half of the pro
visions they had taken aboard.
The bad weather lasted and they
had to wvait six days longer before
venturing on the voyage back, with
little left to eat. Luckily, the voyage
to the light was a quick one, taking
only one day. The sailors were care
fully nursed at the light and sent on
by the tender Orestes to Punta Aren
-as. Porthin was in the worst shape,
and it was feared that he would 10se
From Punta Arenas the six mei
ewho arrived at New York last weels
were sent by* steamship to Montevid
sTRALN VICTIM ID)ENTIFIED
eAs Man Who Wanted Roosevelt t
YCollect Debt of $50,000,000.
The police believe that the body o
a man killed by a train, which wa
se picked up on the West Shore track
e near H-ackensack. N. J.. on Friday
that of Orlando Toland, the man wh
e startled the secret service men a
tSagamore Hill by apearing close t
the President's house on Tuesda
The man, who was undoubtedly 1x
sane. said that he had traveled froi
<his home in Oxford, Ala.. to emplo
President Roosevelt to collect for hit
a debt of $50,000,000 from John I
-oToland said that he would stal
d- West to find Mr. Rockefeller to co
h- lect the debt. A description of T(
id land, received from his sister in Ali
. bama, agrees with that of the dea
lGERMAN PRINCE KILLED.
5. Slips on Stairs of Officer's Mess ai
Skull Is Fractured.,
Prince Charles Gustave von Thiu'
und Taxis, youi.gest son or the !a
Prince Maximilian of Thorlin ill
Taxis and lieutenant of the nre~t rei
ho ment of Pru.se~n guard'. slipped
i st :.no stair' ..f .. dficer~ , og5 'df l
ay regiment at Potsdaml. PNi5'e F
ich day, fractured his skull and died
a- most immediately. He weas twe'nt
rn yers of age.
THE SHANAHAN CASE.
The Jury Finds a Verdict of Not
Which the Judge Says the Defend
ants in the Case Will Not Believe
D. B. Shannahan and Carrie E.
Pou, who at one time lived near Liv
ingston in Orangeburg County, are in
trouble in Columbia, where they were
tried for adultery last week. Both
Shannahan and the Pou woman are
white. Shannahan left his wife in
take up with the Pou woman, who
deserted her husband to go with
Shannahan it is alleged. The trial
consumed the better part of two days
and resulted in the conviction of both
The defendant was represented by
Mr. F. G. Tomkins, of Columbia, and
Mr. A. - H. Moss of the Orangebirg
bar. Before the jury was drawn two
hours of the time of the court were
consumed in hearing and determin
ing motions made by counsel for the
A moton to quash the indictment
was overruled, although the judge
stated that the draft of the indict
mentwasnot in accord with his views
on what the required form should be
and added that if he were the solici
tor he would nol pros the case and
draw up a new indictment. -
A motion was then made to re
quire the solicitor to elect upon
whih charge in the indictment he
would go to trial. This was objected
to strenuously by the counsel- for the
State, but Judge Johnstone ruled that
the trial would have to ~proceed upon
only one of the - two charges or
"counts" in the indictment. The so
licitor entered a nol pros as to the
second count in the indictment.
rhis is an interesting case and
Thursday attracted more than the
usual attention. The prosecutor in
the case is Mrs. D. B. Shannahan and
she was the first witness for the
State. Mr. Pou, the husband of the
woman with whom it is alleged Shan
nahan is living in shame, was also i
court as a witness for the State, and
will be put up probably to testify
that his wife has been livingly open
ly with the first named defendant.
Mrs. Shannahan testified that her
husband had not been living with her
since January, 1906, and that she
begged him since that date to give
up the Pow Woman and live with her
as man and wife should. She also
testified that Shannahan carried on a
correspondence with the Pou woman
before he finally left her and went to
living with his codefendant.
Mrs. Shannahan t'estified that she
and the defendant, D. B. Shannahan,
were married in Orangeburg County
in 1901. They had but one child, a
daughter and she died on July 5 of
this year at the home of Mrs. Shan
nahan. She told of a visit to her
husband's "home" and of getting
some of her own wearing apparel out
of the trunk of her husband's alleged
paramour. She said that she was
offered $300 to compromise the case
against her husband, but declared
'that she refused the offer and would
not agree to accept any money for a
After being out for twenty-four
hours the jury in the case retuzrned
with a verdict of not guilty.
Turning to the jury, Judge John
stone remarked in his most sarcastic
tone: "Gentlemen, the defendants do
not believe your vertict."
It was considered by the Court.
very evident, that the prosecution
had made out its case and many oth
ers thought so too, but the jury did
not see it that way.
RESCUER IS REWARDED.
Railroad Engineer Receives Check
With Another to Follow.
A special from Kendall, Wis., says
John Franklin, a Northwestern engi
neer, running between that place and
Sparta, has received a check for $10,
000 with a promise of another fo:
saving the life of a woman at Devil':
Lake a few weeks ago.
Franklin, with his wife, was spend
:ing a few days at the lake. At th
-same time, Williamson, a wealth:
Chicago man, with his daughter am
Miss Jenkins, a sister in law, als<
were encamped at the lake.
One morning while out in a boa
>the girl and Miss Jenkins rowed ove
to a spring to get a drink. As Mis
Jenkins attempted to get back int
f the boat she slipped, falling into th
a water. The impact drove the craf
s from the shore, and although sh
- managed to get hold of the boat, sh
Scould not draw herself from the we
tter. Franklin rescued her just as he
strenth was about failing her.
r In Spain by Rains Which Lasted fr
. Eighty eight persons have bee
drowned in Spain and the entire M
itaga district is inundated as a resu]
l- of torrential rains, prevailie core4
Shours. The lowlands aref severe
~"with water to theuceh fega
dfeet. There is mdc stributing and
the military is 5tbtngfot
dAged liliinoisan Kills Himself by Ea
ing Paris Green.
e Cyrus Baldwin, eighty-five yea
dd of age, one of the wealthiest residen
.i-- of Kane county. Ill., killed himself 1
n eating paris green after he confessC
i he had murdered his wife by smas:
-i- ing her skull with a hammer.
Ll- Mrs. Baldwin was found dead a:
y- was believed to have been murder
y hr husband.
Sully, of New York, Talks About
in Interview He Says the Consump.
tion of Cotton by the World Will
Reach Fourteen Million Bales the
Coning Year-Predi n of 1903
Close to Fumlment-WiR- Spin
Our Own Cotton.
In an interview concerning cotton.
Daniel J. Sully, said in New York on
"I recall that my prediction in
1903 that withir five years fifteen
million bales of cotton would be used,
was considered very optimastic.
"I'll venture right here to make
some other predictions.
"Within twenty-five years the
southern states will spin fifty per
cent. of their own cotton, whereas
now they export sixty per cent. of it.
"Within twenty-five years fifty per
cent. of the spinning industry of Eng
land will be situated in the southern
states of America.
"My prediction of 1903 is. very
close to fulfillment, and I predict that
this coming year, the consunlption of
cotton by the world will reach four
teen million bales (if-it can be ob
tained) at better prices than ever be
"And this will bring back into this
country enormous quantities of gold
instead of our exporting big quanti
ties of it,- to such an extent that from
October, 1907, to July, 1908, the-re
eipt of gold into the United States
will exceed by fifty per cent. any im
port of gold ever known by the Amer
"Does that look as If there is any
thing the matter with American fA
nance? Does that look as if Wall
Street of Egos, or hysterian phan
tom chasers can ruin this country?
Does that look as if we were in. dan
ger of war? Does that look as. If
there is any reason why this is the
day for the man with the patch on
"What .a hobo dream? And every
hobo at once began to have a dream
of his exaggerated Ego, and to think
the time had arrived when all the
wealth and brains in the United
States will be commanded to throw
off their clean linen and adopt his
"There will never come the day
when the man with the patch on his
pants will rule America, because I
have shown in the foregoing it is an
inevitable certainty that the laboring
man of the United States will be
more proud than ever that 4e is
abundantly provided with all he
wants, 'can maint'ain his family as he
desires, and can save up his surplus
for surplus he will have) from the
progress of thiis nation whicli nothing ..
can stay! ..
"The world outside the 'United
States would be delightful, to' see the
day when the man with the patch on
his pants swayed America; but the
conception is as absurd as the utter
ance of trite epigram, devoid of sub
"I cannot leave the topic of cotton
inymore than the American people
can .leave it if they would, or should
if they could, because it Is insepera
bly identified with the advancement
which this nation is to make, an ad
vancement entirely beyond the power
of any man to portray in words.
"For years that tufty growth that
flecked the southern belt was neglect
ed half-scorned and abused specimen
of vegetation bega'n to hear th civiliz
ed world shout across the Atlantic
and Pacific oceans, "Send us cotton!
Send us cotton!"
"Then we began to take some no
tice of that scrawny plant, and began
to appreciate that it bore for .us a
significance that was to be written
in the future in such revenues that
no man dared measure their volume!
And we don't begin to measure the
import of what cotton actually means
to the United States yet!
"We haven't any conception of the
millions of acres that are today' see
ingly sterile which in a few year will
luxuriate in snowy tufts ble th toe
tcous product directlyore. fporsibet
twe aemand pepl wondrously energetic
S ae iti.but we haven't our energies
even yt stimulated as they will be
tC~ivilzation cannot advnce with
e oTtheys hel i!And it rests with
us ife mthe iutnot also use our
s wheat. America is depopulating Eu
ope ba kin its brain and mus
rpe, and the day is almost above the
horzon when the best human capa
iyhe world contains,, and -by far
c t te betmterial wealth the earth
rthews anyhere, will make the Unit
ed States sway the globe."
I nsane Mother Commits Horrible
SMrs. Bertha Mund strangled her
hree children in her home in Buf
falo, N. Y., last week, because, she
says, she did not want them to go
crazy as she had done. Mrs. Mund
s 3 fears of age and the children
- she killed range between eight years
and six months ofage. She strangled - -
them by using ropes.
- Frederick Mund, husband of the
ts woman, works on the railroad. He
ly eft his home in the moi-ning: and
-dhought everything was all right. At
b: nine a. n., his wife went to- him
and told what she had done and gave
id her reason for so doing. She was
Md locked in the polce station pending
an. inqest into her mental. condition.