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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1907 NO.6
HOW DID HE DIE?
New York Police Have Failed to
Solve Mysterious Death.
HELD UP AND ROBBED
And Later Fid Dead in His Room
At the Waldorf, One- of the Swell
Hotels of New York. Letter He
Wrote Indicates He Expected Death
But His Injuries Plainly Evidence
New York has another mysterious
murder or suicide casdthat the police
find difficult to solve. Herman Brad-Ii
ley Potter, an insurance agent of
Doylestown. Pa.. a man of excellent: t
social standing and comfortable
means was found dead in his rooms I
on the fourteenth floor of the Wal
dorf-Astoria Wednasday night, with
his skull fractured in two places, his
nose broken and bleeding, and bruis
es about his legs and feet, showing
that he had been horribly beaten.
Whether the man was murdered in'(
the hotel or whether he was beaten s
in the street, and went to his room to I
die, is not yet determined. A ques- k
tion of possible poison also figures s
in the extraordinary mystery. There G
Is a suspicion that a jar of white d
powder found in the room contained c
cyanide of mercury. An autopsy will
be held to reveal whether or not there j
are traces of the drug in the man's C
stomach. At the same time there y
was a mysterioas letter written by ej
Mr. Potter to his wife in Doylestown.
which puts the whole affair in a dif
ferent phase. tl
It has been proved that Potter was tc
attacked by thugs on Saturday night, tc
and that he received a cut in the nose T
from a blow. He did not receive, d4
however, the wounds that appeared oj
on his body when he was found dead. tl
There are sufficient in themselves to P
have produced death and the physi
cians declare they were received sc
only a short time before death. M
When the man's body was exam- +
ined by the coroner he said:
"This man has been beaten to iz
death. Can't say that he was killed ;s
in the hotel, but a murder has been
On a table in his room was a letter th
addressed to Mrs. H. Bradley Potter. ch
Jr., of Doylestown, Pa. The letter ta
was on a letter head of the Michigan at
Commercial Insurance company, of i
Doylestown. The letter in no way
threw light on the mystery. 'It read:
"My Dear Wife:-In the left hand su
drawer of the bureau you will find an
envelope of every insurance com- efl
pany I represent. Write to every one lo
of them and ask them to appoint you th
"Everything I own is in the bo~o
on my desk.
"Good-bye to you and the children.
I forgot to say last Saturday night 1
was put out of business on my way
home to the hotel.
"I was attacked by three toughs bi
and I had quite an experience. I ac
tually put two of them to sleep. bmum
the third ducked and hit me writh a jj
sandbag on the left side of the head.
and put me to sleep. . t
"He took my wa'tch. locket, cigar
ette case, ring and pocket book.
"I was picked up by an offie ',r lying
in the gutter. Fortunately I had my t
room key with me, and the Waldorf
means a great deal in New York.
"Farewell to you all. Good-bye. a
While the letter would seem to mn
dicate Potter knew death was ap
proaching, it was agreed the woundsr
on his body could not possibly have
been self-inflicted, It was shown the
letter was written in a strong hand
and by a man, who, if in physica.
suffering or under a nervous strain.
showed no sign of it in his writing.
A comparison of the writing to the
signature on the hotel register, prov
ed beyond doubt that Potter had
penned the note. '
Further examination of the room
disclosed the jar of white powder. In
the trousers of the dead man was
found $6.31 in cash together with pa
pers and other effects that proved hisV
SWAM A RIVER.
To See His Sweetheart Rather That:
At Philadelphia impatient to see
his sweetheart. Lieutenant John B.
Richardson, second lieutenant in the
Twentyeighth infantry, defied the
quarantine laws and plunged into the
river. A row boat carried him ashore
After drying his garments, he pro
ceeded to the home of Miss Helen
Elizabeth Grady, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John C. Grady, at 320 West
Lancaster Pike, Wayne. They ar
ranged for their marriage in St.
The lieutennlant was a passenger
on the transport Sumner. He was
vexed when he found that one of the
ship's company was thought to have I
the yellow fever, and he was more
vexed when he was held up on the
gag-lank and told he would have
to stay aboard unmil the sickness of
the susp.ct could be properly ding
PICIED VP MESSAGE.
One Ship Ogf South Carolina and One
The steamship City of Savannah
while on her way to New York fron3
Savannah got into wireless commn
icat ion with a steamship at Panamifl
in the Pacific. The distance was toe
great to decipher more than a fey.
words of the message the other shir
was sending, probably to some ves
i within a few hundred miles of her.
MEETING OF LAYMEN
Of Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, in Columbia.
Somue of .the Most Prominent Laymen
in the State Were Present and Di.
Some of the laymen of the Metho
dist Church, South, held a meeting in
Cblumbia last Wednesday eveuing to
onsider certain things connected
with the management of the
:hurch. The notice of the meeting
was very short, or no doubt there
would have been a larger attendance.
The Columbia Record, from which
>aper we take this account of the
feeting. says Col. R. W. Simpson, of
Pendleton. life president of the board
>f trustees of Clemson College. was
talled to the chair, and Mr. W. W.
atson, of Batesburg, was requested
o act as secretary.
There were present about thirty
aymen and one minister, the Rev.
"oke D. Mann, of Oconee. In the
>ody were noticed Mr. Cole L. Blease
>f Newberry, president pro tem of the
tate senate; Mr. W. H. McCaw. a
rell known newspaper man of Col
mbia: Col. W. W. Lewis. a leading
awyer of Yorkville, and commander
f the First regiment of state troops:
,o. Thos. C. Hamer, of Marlboro.
ergeant-at-arms of the house; Mr. P.
,. Sturkey, of Greenwood. a well
nown traveling man; Mr. T. G. Gib
n, one of the wealthiest planters of
'reenwood county; Mr. G. Lang An
erson, secretary of the Williamson
:>tton mills and promoter of the pro
osed $250.000 mill at Blacksburg:
[essrs. H. C. Strauss, C. P. Hodges,
E. Breeden. D. M. D. McLeod. H.
Prince. S. L. Nicholls, Stackhouse,
As stated by the chairman, the ob
ct of the meeting was "to consider
te state of affairs in Methodism and
o take such steps as may seem fit
>ward remeding existing evils."
he raising of preachers' salaries was
scussed, as was also the question
the adoption of a fixed salary for a
te presiding elders, who are now (
lid on the precentage plan.
Col. Simpson, speaking for his as
>ciates. said that he was a loyal
ethodist. and wished to see a res- r
ration of the church in this state. 1
[here are too many mere sermon- c
ers," he declared, "among the min
ers, we need a few more Christian I
ntlemen." Col. Simpson thought 1
but just that the laymen, who pay
e expenses of maintaining the
urch. should have some represen- s
tion. He thought the laymen should L
least have an advisory commission tl
touch with the bishop's cabinet. a
Col. Simpson had a set of resolu- 0
mns drawn up. which he offered as
ggestions. The first of these were d
opted. It is in substance, to the L
ect that the laymen present were t]
al Methodists and would stand for Q
e ultimate and highest good of the L
urch of their fathers. The object P
this was to make it clear in the n'
.tset tihat its framers were not seek
g the disruption of the denomina- ti
>n nor planning an insurrectionary S
Col. Simpson's second resolution 2
-ought forth comment of one kind e
another from almost everyone o
esent. It was practically this: k
iat the laymen present view with P
rrow that spiritual decadence of f
e church and the "misanagement" s
There were some opposed to this F
d some in favor of it. The party a
at seemed to be n the majority I
ought the resolution too sweeping. f
d were of the opinion that so small 1
body of men, at so early a stage of b
e contemplated campaign, could s
>t safely and wisely take such radi
.1 measures. lest they frighten away
om thier standard the more con
rvative of the laymen who are in
'mpathy with them, but not as yet
igned with them openly.
There was discussion ad libitum
yon this resolution. Members rose
id debated the question at length.
id hotly. Col. Simpson offered to
nend his resolution, by striking out
e words "mismanagemnent" and in
rting 'unsatisfactory management.'
owever, this did not meet with the
ajority's favor, and after consider
le more debate, a new resolution
as drawn up and adopted. "Resolv
I, That the chairman of this meet
Eg appoint one or three men from
ich presiding elder's district to
ards organizing the laymen of the
wth Carolina Conference'."
Early in the meceting Colonel
impson, enunmeratinlg a few of the
Lymens grievances, said one assess
bent of $20,000 was for the support
Etwo negro colleges. one in Georgia
ad the other in Tennessee. "I ask
one well informed minister why
.e were paying this um." said Col
nel Simpson. "'and- he said be could1
ot find out any reason except that
was to pay the salaries of the pres
lents." Another assessment of $15.
00 is for the educr.tionl of pra.:hers'
Mr. P. L. Sturkey, who had been
ne of the promoters of the meetingI
aid that he recently saw a letter that
nade him blush for his church. It
vas from one of the presiding elders
o a minister, and contained a state
ent in regard to collections thiat he
mad 'worked the rabbit's foot on
em." ar.d 'things" were "fine."
The meeting adiourned at half
past eleven o'clock. It is expected
that another meeting will be held as
soon as the appointments are- made
In the several presidint eleors dis
tricts and an organization will then
(CHOlKF.) TO lEATH'~.
Moth Ilon in) Th'(oA C'u-.i"
A large' candle moth. flying into his
mouth while he was sleeping, lodrixa
in the windpipe of ten-year-old Jesse
Moore. of Whitesv'ille'. Ky-. and eam'.
~1 his eth within a short time.
And Engulfed a City and All of
ONLY TWO ESCAPED.
Fifteen Thousand People Was Buri
ed in the Ruints of the City of
laratagh, Which Was Destroyed
by a Terrible Earthquake, Which
Was Followed by a Mountain Slide
Fears Felt for Other Towns.
The earthquake in Italy, an ac
count of which was published by us
last week. seems to have been worse
destructive than at first reported. It
seems to have been more severe in
other countries than t was in Italy.
Later reports say that the entire
ity of Karatagh, in Bokhara, has
been destroyed by the terrible earth
quake which was followed by a
mountain slide, in which the entire
population, numbering 15,000 were
buried. Only two persons survived
the disaster, these I eing the gover
nor of Karatagh and his mother.
Details of the convulsions are as
ret unavailable, but the news so far
-eceived leads to the belief that a
,reat chasm opened in the valley
tbere the city stood and.that almost
he whole vicinity was engulfed in
>ne pile of ruins.
There is also reason to believe!
hat other towns and cities in the
eighborhood of Bokhara were badly
haken by the same convulsion of
ature and it is exp4eted that the full
ale of death will reach a total which
vill make the disaster as one of the
reatest in the history of all Asia
A dispatch from London says an
ouncements from the seismic bur
-aus in various world's centers. it is
marned that the preliminary tremors
egan at about 11.00 p. m., and the
trong motion at 11.48 p. m., on
ctober 20. The shocks continued
ntil 1.15 a. m.. October 21.
The origin of the earthquake; it is
elieved. is quite different from those
corded October 16. and 17, and
ay, perhaps be near the antipodes
The same day. October 20, pro
nged seismic disturbances which
Lsted several hours during the morn
ig of the next day, were announced
om the London bureau. The in
rum ent on the Isle of Wight and
i Bach. Austria clearly recorded
e earthquake, which was supposed
the time to be at a distance of 3.
On October 21. when Karatagh was
stroyed. dispatches received in
ondon from St. Petersbeg statedl
at there had been severe earth
ake shocks in Central Asia, at
at..murgan, Khokand and other d
aces. as well as at Samarkand, C
hich caused more or less injury. ~
Karatagh is in Russian Turkes
f. one hundred miles southeast of ~
nmarkand. which place suffered ~
eat damage by earthquake on Oct. ~
. The shocks lasted for nearly the r
iire day at Samnarkand, toppling C
er many houses, but so far as 1
2wn. only two were killed. The.
pulation had ample time to flee -
*om their houses before the greatest
The weather bureau at Washing
n. announced on October 21, that I
i earthquake had been recorded. ~
ginning at 11 o'clock the previous ~
ight lasting until early in the morn
1g. Its origin was believed to have ~
en a point west of Australia in the
uthern Indian ocean.
YERY PATHETIC CASE. .
ept the Body of His Sweetheart for
A pathetic story comes from Na
les Italy. Eliza Scallisi. a beauti-i
i young woman, was engaged to bejt
married to a young man named Ales- I
ndro. but she died a few days be
re the d-tte set for the ceremony
d was buried in a local cemetary.
Alessandro was heartbroken over
is bereavement and one night he
ug up tlie body and carried it to
is lodging. He embalmed the corps
f the young woman dressed it In its
ridal clothes and kept it in his I
ooms for a fortnight.1
Neighbors finally grew curious:
on the fact that the young man1
L'ver went abroad. and peeping one 1
Lay through his shuttered windows
hey saw Alessandr'o seated alongside
he dead body of the woman who was
: have been his wife affectionately
olding her hand. The police were
afored and Alessandro was arrest
d. The body has been buried a
Wh~ite Caps D)raggedl Him Fromt the
Ilomle of H1is "Afiinity."
The stern ranchmen of Kremmlin g.
sal. had no mercy for the Rev. H.
1-larsha, a retired Mlethodist minister.
whenm they dragged him fromth
home of his "'affinity." M1iss Rluth
Schumacher. and. after horsewhip
ping him. took him to his own ranch
nd commanded him to remain with
his own family. The men were dis
guised as whitecaps. The minister
swears vengeance just as soon as he
is ale t.o leave his bed.
Harsha had been comp~letely infat
itted with the girl for over a year
and she with him. despite the fact
that he is over 60 years of age. She
is a handsome girl. but that fact did
not save her from being placed under
arrest the day after the horse.Thip
tiia of her admirer.
The girl claims to have wealthy
relatives in Texas and Colorado. She
lives on a ranch of her own. about a
mtile away from that of Hiarsha. The
ministers aged and faithful wife is
cain fo hi.H ha two chil
TO HAVE MORE CASH.
The Banks Join in Movement To
Bankers Ready to 'rake Advantage of
the Provisions for Issuing Currency
to Hel) the Stringency.
A dispatch from Washington says
Treasury officials are agreeably sur
prised at the number of banks over
the country which have already in
dicated their purporse to comply with
the suggestion of Comptroller of the
Currency Ridgeiey that additional
circulation be taken out. Although
the suggestion was made only re
cently. a large number of telegrams
have been received at the department
asking for additional circulation. vary
ing in arnount from a few thousand
dollars to two millions.
Sol. Wexler. vice president of the
Whitney Central National Bank in
New Orleans, who, with other prom
inent New Orleans bankers' has had
a number of conferences with Sec
retary Cortelyou in an effort to de
vise a plan by which cotton exporters
could get prompt cash returns from
cotton shipments said:
"The present situation can be re
lieved in but two ways: First by the
restoration of confidence and the re
turn of money which has been with
drawn from banks in the East during
the recent panic.
"Second. 'by the rapid export of
>ur cotton, wheat, provisions and cth
er products to create a balance of
trade in our favor and make importa
tion of gold in large quantities possi
"The prompt and wise action of
lecretary Cortelyou. aided by Mr.
dfrgan and other prominent New
i7ork bankers. has gone very far to
vard restoring confidence and mon
y is again being redeposited in the
trong institutions of the country.
"The Southern situation is more
ifficult of solution, owing to the nec
ssary delay in transmission of ex
hanging bills to Europe and the
ime required for the purchase and
hipment of gold to this country.
"The Southern banks are doing
heir part by largely increasing their
irculation with the assistance of the i
omptroller and the Secretary of the
'reasury which enable them to for
-ard their foreign exchange by mail t
> New York without requiring cur
ency for the entire amount, New c
ork can. in turn, as soon as these
ills reach the other side, import gold
ad then transmit currency in quan
ties throughout the agricultural
tons of the country.
ne Remark Breaks Down a Strong
Chain of Evidence.
Circumstancial evidence as proof
i a murder trial had another throw
wn in Jpdge Chetlain's court in ~
hicago. Ill., last week. The case
'as that of the state against Angelo
rpico. charged with the killing ofc
alvatore E. Serpico in a barroom
ght. The state had built a strong
ructure of evider.ce in proof of the ~
an's guilt. The case was about to 0
lose when the fine str'ucture went up I
ke a bubble. t
Dr. Warren Hunter, coroner's phy- B
ician, on cross examination, stated t
at Salvatore Serpico was killed by C
bullet from a 32-calibre revolver. C
he defendant's revolver was a 38- a
libre The. defendant has insisted ~
tat he was innocent. Here is the
estion that ruled the verdict: C
"By the way. D~r. imhter," Mr. V
anon, attorney for the defendant, C
sked. "have you the bullet that you
und in the body?" 1
"Certainly," Dr. Hunter replied. t
d lie handed the bullet to the law- t
"Why, this is a 32-calib~re bullet." a
anlon exclaimed. C
The bullet was then placed in the f
volver owned by the defendant and I
rattled in the empty chamber. Af
er only a short deliberation the .jury
eturned a verdict of not guilty.
U)ASH FOR POLE.
iet. Shackeltoni Ready for His. Bold
Under the auspices of the British
ntartic expedition. Lieut. Shackel
on. the British explorer,. will soon
nake his motor dash to the South
ole. The motor is made of esp)ecial
y )repared steel, supposed to be able
o resist exposure. It is provided with
rooden runners for travel over snow.
.d spiked wheels for travel over ice.
ogs will be unecessary.
In a box warmed hy pipes heated I
> exxhaust gases, snow may be melt
a for drinking and cooking. Foot
~varmers are also heated in the same
WHY SHE STOOD UP.
oman Smuggler Had Reasons for
Refusing to Be Seated.
When a fashionably gowned wo
man recently tried to "run the cus
tcms" at Detroit. Mich., and was ask
ed to be seated pending an eximina
ton by the woman customs agent, she
was much emharrassed. "I pray' you
o excuse me." she replied to the
The custom agent insisted that the
woman be seated. but she still refuis
d and grew more and more uncom
oable. Het' embarrVasment was
explained when it was discovered
tnat she had a full grown rose hush
concealed beneath her skirt.
A HEAVY BABY.
He Is Eight Months Old and Weighs'
W. H. Banes of Matoaka, Chester
field county, Va., is the father of Ed-I
ward' Banes, a eight-months old boy
weighing 110 pounds. The infant was
f normal weight at birth.
To Stock Gamblers By Cortelyou
to Be Investigated.
Congressmen Say the South Could
Get No Such Relief from the Na
When the resolution of inquiry in
to Secretary of the Treasury Cortel
you's action in aiding the Wall street
banks in the New York crisis in
money matters is Introducted in the
house by Representative Sims of
Tennessee, one of its most ardent ad
vocates and supporters will be Repre
sentative Oscar W. Gillespie of Tex
s, joint author of- the Tillman-Gil
lesple resolution that resulted in a
federal investigation of the ownership
of the coal mines by the railroads.
Mr. Gillespie, who has always been
opposed to the encouragement by the
government of Wall Street ventures,
"What is all this but using the
people's money in the stock market
>f New York. It appears to me to be
a case of the government going to
the aid of the stack gamblers of New
York. The defense of this action
which may be made the subject of
.ngressional inquiry, is that New
York is the money center of the coun
ry, and that deposits of money there
will relieve the situation throughout
"But I don't believe this is so. Did
he sending of money to the few
Vork banks relieve the situation in
ther parts of the county? Certainly
ot. Banks are closing in other parts
)f the country right along. The rem
,dy for all this panicky feeling in
Vall street and throughout the coun
ry, without straining for anything
trange or new or novel, is to re
uce the tariff to a revenue basis
trickly, and force the government to
efrain hereafter from going into C
Vall street with its funds. That the
ariff change is needed is certain. If t
t is not needed, why doesn't the Din
ey tariff, hailed as the maker of t
rosperity, save the day instead of
aving your Uncle Sam held up?" e
While Southerners and democrats s
re attacking Mr. Cortelyou's policy b
a the Wall street matter, the re- t
ublican statesmen refuse to take '
ese onslaughts seriously. They do 9
ot believe any resolution of inquiry i
an be reported favorably by a com- e
tittee. or be passed by either the s
ouse or the senate. They are grate
l to Mr. Cortelyou for having re- t
eved the situation in Wall street,
nd they believe the country feels'
ie same way about it.
KILLS WIFE AND SELF. I
[usband Committs Murder and Sui- a
cide h His Own Home. b
Because his home was broken up t
y the intrusions of another man, c
hn Childress shot and killed his ti
ife, wountled his mother-in-law and
mmitted suicide in his home in ti
orfolk, Va., recently. Five shots N
ere fired, one at the wife, one at the n
other-in-law, one into Childress' c
n head and a fifth that has not Ii
en accounted for. It is sucpected M
at this one is in the body of Thom- A
s Donaldson. a baggage master on b
e Southern railroad. He Is the man t
arged with the breaking up of the ~
hildress home and was in the house S
short time before the fatal shoot- It
The shooting was done in the kit- n
ien of the Childress home. The fl
'ife's body was found partly outside
fthe door. A few feet away the t<
usband fell, and on the same floor a
y the helpless mother-in-law, in d
ie room the police found the little b
vo-year-old son crying and begging t
at no one be allowed to shoot him
d his 1 1-months-old sister. Mrs. s
hildress was arranging for a divorce t]
om her husbaud on the same after- c
on that .she was killed. b
ENDED AT LAST.
'ase That Has Been in Court Over a
A case that has been occupying the e
urts at Staunton, Va., for over one a
~undred years was ended on Thurs
ay in the circuit court by Mayor W. b
. Landis, receiver, entering a decree
hich is considered final, showing all
isbursemenits in the case of Pock vs.
orden and Borden vs. Borden. Over
100,000 was involved and various%
Lecrees have been entered by almost
very lawyer there.
The heirs. number four hundred,
ere from all pats of the country.
l'he final decree approving the set
lement of the receiver, Hon. Wil
iam H. Landis. involved only about
6,00 One heir, represented in the
riginal suit as an infant, died some
rears ago, at ^he age of 96 years. '
Nearly every lawyer at the bar for I
he past century, has represented
;ome heir. .The papers in the case
'ere so numerous that no man living,
ven judge or clerk, was familiar,
-ith all of them.
THEY WILL HELP.
rravlling Men to Work to Aid the
At the State Fair grounds in Col-1
mbia on Thursday T. P. A. and U.
. T. representatives from Georgia,
Carolina and other Southern states I
assembled and were addressed by
Secretary Wes'ton, of the South Caro -
ina Cotton Growers' Association.
Other speakers were Richard 1. Man
ning. of Sumter, George Johnstone.
f Newberry, and Henry D. Calhoun.,
f Augusta. The latter acted as the
chairman of the meeting.
Mr. Calhoun said that the travel
ing men were going to wcrk with the
farmers for mutual benefit; that they
had the traveling men's support in
anything they should do to aid them
in restoring confidence of Southern
By a Woman Detective Sent Out
By the Government.
MAKES QUEER REPORT
She Says Labor Conditions Here Are
Worse than Slavery, and That We
Are Trying to Dupe Innocent For
eigners to this Part of the Country
to Hold T1 - in Servitude, all of
Which Is Untrue.
The Washington correspondent of
The News and Courier sends this
queer tale to his paper:
Declaring that all through . the
southern States negroes by the hun
dreds are held slaves in stockades,
that peonage is a common occurrence,
ind that the whole scheme of immi
,ration is planned to dupe unsuspect
ng foreigners and to get them into
he cotton fields and the mills of the
south, where they will be held in
ervitude, Miss Mary Quackenboss, a
pecial attorney of the department of
ustice, has filed with the department
sensational report, after having 4
nade an alleged investigation of la
or conditions in the South. <
Some time ago Attorney General
onaparte decided that it would be
good idea to send a woman investi
ator through the South to make a 1
ersonal inspection of labor condi- !
ions. Miss Quackenboss was chosen, I
nd a fter. spending two or three C
ontbs in North and South Carolina,
.abara and Mississippi she has C
aade her report. She has filed with t
le department of justice what she I
alls an abundance of evidence tend- C
ig to prove that labor conditions in t
he South are intolerable and worse, r
possible, than they were at the 9
me negroes were freed. t
It is understood that Miss Quack
boss is yery pessimistic :r to the t
access of the movem.-nt that has e
een started to divert immigration in s
tat direction. This viewr is based 1
pon the fact that as allemaed immi- a
rants rave been alarmed through C
arning about peonage cases disclos- V
I in the South. aliens and negroes in
eral instances having, it is dec:ar
, been captured on various pre
mts and held in stockades in a con- 'I
tion bordering on absolut:e slavery.
Another obstacle to immigration
the South, she says, is the wages
aid to laborers and mechanics there.
Is reported that wages in the North
re from 40 to 75 per cent. bigher, c
d that unless there is a change in.
te attitude of Southern employers a
>th in the wages paid and in the
'eatment of aliens, it will be diffi- t
tit to induce immigrants to go to
e Southern States. s
The general question of immigra
n is touched upon in passing by
:iss Quackenboss, who devotes the
Lajor portion of her report to a dis- t
ssion of peonage cases in the Caro- h
as, Alabama and Mississippi. It a
understood that she advises the
ttorney General that conditions are
.d in several localities notably ina
e Sunnyside colony in Mississippi,
'hich was establishedl for Italians.
ie reportS that it is nothing more ora
ss than a large plantation, and that t
e Italians who live there are very
uch dissatisfid with their envivon-5
While Miss Quackenboss declines ,
talk about her visit to the South,
d the officials likewise refused tog5
iscuss her report, there is reason to
leve that she has made a report
mat is startling in many particulars.
Why the department of justice
ould have chosen a woman to make
mese investigations is not yet dis-s
osed. The report is undoubtedlyS
BLACK HAND KILLS 0
3Ian Who Refused to Blow Up a
Because he failed to carry out an
rand of vengeance,-Vito Greinaldi,
member of the black hand society,
'as stabbed to death by members of
is own band early Thursday on l
:noll street. Brooklyn. e
A dynamite bomb was found se- t
eted beneath Greinlaldi's coat. V
'hich the police say would have e
lown up an entire block had it ex- *v
loded. A loaded revolver was found r
Papers found on the dead man I
roved that Grienaldi was a member
the black hand and had started to t
namite a man's home who had re
used to pay tribute to the society.
)etectiv'es says that members of the
lack hand followed Greinaldi on hist
aission and when he balked at his e
ask killed him. A stiletto lay near
~reinaldi's body there were nine c
tab wounds in the body.
HE HAD NERVE.
~oung Boy Carried His Own Severed
Riding a horse near Elida, N. H..
hursday Ben Johnson, a sixteen
-ear-old lad, ran the animal into a
arbed wire fence and completely
levered his own foot, but carrying
he severed member, he rode into
own, a mile away for treatment, and1
id not faint.
WANTED TO LYNCH HI.
L Little Girl Assaulted and Choked
The body of Mary Donnelly. aged i
sine, was found on the bank of the
usqueh ana river at Reneva, Pa..1
Lhe child having been assaulted and
:moked to death. There is consider- 1
able excitement and men declare 1
hat a lynching will follow if the
nun+Y part i<: found by the mob.i
FOUND AT LAST.
Moscow Sees the End of a Mov
ing War Tragedy.
Rich Officer and Wife Who Lost Lit
tie Daughter During Bout of Laio
Yang Finds Her in Rags.
An Associated Press Dispatch from
Moscow, Russia, tells a pathetic
story. The dispatch says the crowd
of promenaders on the Tverskayi wit
nessed recently the ending of a war
tragedy which had its beginning at
the battle of Laio Yang.
A smart landau drawn by a fine
team of horses drew up to a restau
rant. The occupants, a handsome of
ficer and his wife, stepped out and
at that moment a little beggar girl,
tattered and torn, drew near, extend
ng her hand with a piteous appeal
The woman fumbled around in
ier pocket-book, drew out the desir
d coin and was about to hand it.to
:he beggar. But upon catching sight
>f the girl's face she uttered a scream
.nd rushing forward threw her arms
,round her neck and began hugging
.nd kissing her.
'After this the officer and his wife
nd the little tattered and torn beg
rar girl drove away. The following
planation of the scene was obtain
During the battle of Liao Yang the
iffice was in command of a regiment
nd lived with his wife and daughter
a a chinese but near the scene of
perations. When the fight of the
ussian soldiers began they were fol
>wed by bands of roving bandits who
urned and looted everything they
ould lay their hands on.
In the panic which followed the
isordered retreat, the daughter of
he officer's, a very young girl, was
>st. A few days later a detatchmeot
f Russian soldiers put the bandits
> flight and regained much of the
lunder. They also found the little
irl, whom they took along with
One of the soldiers took a great
incy,to her and when he was wound
d and sent to recuperate at Moscow
te went with him.. In Moscow the
an died and the little girl was left
lone to wander the streets and beg.
ood fortune led her to the. street
here her parents were driving. t
WEEKLY PAPER PROBLEM. C
hey Must Raise the Price of Sub
scription or Quit.
In discussing the increasing ser- i
)us problems which now confronts i
ewspaper publishers all over the t
>untry. The Fourth Estate, whose 3
ame sufficie'ntly indicates its nature
; a publication, expresses the opin- c
in that the worse sufferers will be o
iose weeklies and semi-weeklies S
hich several years ago reduced sub- f.
~ription from $2.00 and $1.50 to' n
"This unfortunate cut in price," s
ysourcontemaporary "occurred when g
e country was in the clutches of a
rd times, and the people were not d
le' to pay their bills. Now every t)
bscription taken at that price is
lI night a financial loss. It will be '7
a loss when the new price of pa- e
r goes into effect. There is but d
e thing for small publishers to do s
d that is to increase the price of 'l
eir paper. They should not ex- v
ct to make the advance less than k
) cents on $1.00 subscription, and p
e same amount on $1.50 rates. * d
* No subscriber ought to expect to e
t a paper nowadays for'such a
m as $1.00. The print paper alone s
Il be worth nearly that."
"That's the way it looks to us," (a
s the Charlotte Observer, "Is look- g
g to more and more weekly and s
mri-weekly publishers and should a
ortly look to all the subscribers a
ncerned. If the laborer is worthy b
his hire and these particular lab
ers are to receive and hire at all, no t
her course remains."s
SHOWER OF HUMAN FLESH.d
plosion in Pennsylvania in Whicht
Four Men Are Killed.
Fragments of human bodies pep- C
red with particles of rocks and I
rth fell in a shower over the lit.tle t
wn of Gwendolen, Pa., Thursday, S
hen 500 pounds of dynamite explod
i. with a terriffic rsiport. Four men t
'ere torn to pieces and six otheru 3
~ceived injuries. The dead:
Nicholas M. Breeden, foreman, t
Tilton Thornton, .a negro, Pitts
Stephen Olshafshy, Bennett, Pa. I
Andrew Michaelvich, Bennett, Pa.
The six injured men, stunned and 1
leeding, ran aimlessly from i~he
ene and have not been located.
Little is known of the exac'; cause
the explosion, but a passuby just
efore the accident occurred says ai
all fire had been lighted, presumn
bly to warm the dynamite. Tht-rn
n, who was powderman, went to
rork Thursday morning with iustrue
ions to dynamite a portion of a hill
ide above the Wabash tracks, which
as unsafe, the earth endangering~
passing trains. Thornton, surround
d ny several of the men, it 1s sup
osed, got the explosive too near the1
ire and it exploded. The shock was
Iistinctly felt in towns within a rad
s of over ten 'miles.
KILLED liY CURRENT.
Iole Four jnches in Diameter Was
Burnled Through Body.
Will Templeton. an employee of i
he Southern Power Company, wash
Lccidentally struck by a current,. 30
iles south of Charlotte, N. C., and
hole four inches in diameter was
)urned through his body from side
0 side in the center of the trunk.
empleton was the son of Postmas
er Templeton of Monresville. N. C.
Russian Torpedo Destroyer Cap
tured by Her Crew and
BOMBARDS THE CITY
Vladivostock, and a Severe Battle
Takes Place in Which Several Peo.
ple Are Killed-Five Loyal War
Vessels Engage the Mutinous Boat,
Which Is Riddled and Bun Ashore
The Crew Killed or Captured.
Hoisting the red flag at the signal
masthead, the torpedo boat destroyer
Skory, captured by her mutinous
crew, steamed out Into the harbor.of
Vladivostock Thursday and Imme
diately opened fire on the city.
This act, following the mutiny of
a battalion of army sappers, who at
tacked and almost captured one of
the barracks, has terrorized the peo
ple and t-he city is under martial
law. Soldiers are patroling the streets
.o one may venture from his home
ifter dark on pain of arrest.
.The mutiny on board the Skory
vas not even suspected by her com
nander, Lieutennant Stoer, who gave
tis life in the defense of his ship
when the crew arose at dawn and
)verpowred the officers. They were
ncited to this act by agitators from
he city, who had managed to get
)n board during the nighf; through
he consent of a sympathizer with the
The moment the mutineers obtain
d the upper hand they slipped the
able anchoring the destroyer near
our other war boats, and steamed
ut into the horbor, while a red flag
ras run up the signal halyards.
Not only did the Skory shell the
ity, but the mutineers returned the
ire of the forts, and of the four oth
r destroyers and two gunboats.
Taking a position that would com
aand the city ano. regardless of their
xspsure to the fire. of the harbor
rt, and of the other destroyers, the
utineers began to hu!l sheels into
he forts and city. Every gun of the
kory was worked by the mutineers,
-ho appeared to realize that in the
nd they were doomed and were de
ermined to wheak all injury they
ould while they had the power.
The sheels of the Skory burst in
riany parts of the city. One shell
ras aimed at the city hall and burst
ag near it destroyed one corner of
he building. The gunners on the
itinous boat were experts, and
tany people were blown to pieces in
he streets by the bursting shells.
:any houses were destroyed.
Fire started in many places in the
ty five minutes after- the mutineers
ened fire. The close range of the
ory, which was not more than a
>urth of a mile out, made the aim
The torpedo boat destroyers Gar
voz, Smely and Serdits and the
2nboats Mandschur and Ravy
eamed out and engaged the pirate
stroyer, and a pitched naval bat
The harbor fort, manned by the
welfth Regiment of Artillery, add
its fire to that of the torpedo boat
stroyers and the gunboats, and
on riddled the mutineers' craft.
be -Skory's funnels of sheet steel
ere torn to pieces, the fragments
illing many of the crew.. Her armor
ate was pierced by shells, and her
cks strewed with dead and wound
But her pilothouse, encased in
eel, was not.- damaged, and the
eersman, who had been manouever
g in short circles, so that every
n could be used, turned toward the
ore when he saw that the Skory
ust soon sink. As a last desperate
ove the Skory was run through the
avy surf and beached.
When the few survivors struggled
rough the surf from the blood
aned decks they were met by sol
ers, who manacled them and drag
d them to cells. Some of the sur
vors were bayonetted by the troops
fore the commander interfered.
Many men were killed and wound
on the loyal boats. Captain Kur
sch, commander of the torpedo boat
avy, was torn to pieces by one of
e Skory's shells. Lieutenant Vas
lief, of the Serditz, was wounded.
.1 of the destroyers bore marks of
lie Skory's fire. One American was
'ounded in the city.
The uprising of the Sappers Bat
lon was an unexpected as the mut
iy. Their attempt to take a barrack.
ras defeated by the use of machine
~uns by the rifle regiment quartered
ere. A score of the insurgents were
illed and wounded and the others
HIS SKUVLL CRUSHED.
Darlingtonl Man Fatally Assaulted
by Two Yegroes.
A special from Darlington to The
ews and Courier says Tolly Bose
an, of the Swift Creek section, was
'atally wounded by two blows struck
v two negro boys, Abraham Evans
d Abraham Cooper, Thursday
orning. One blow was on the front
*nd one on the back of the head.
'he skull is crushed and no hope is
l for Mr. Boseman's recovery.
The trouble came about when Mr.
~oseman, who is overseer on Mr. T.
. Rhodes' plantation, spoke to one
f the negroes about cursing and fir
g a pistol at his son. It is the bus
ess of Mr. Boseman's- son to bring
p the cows at night and the M"ty of
e of the negroes to draw water
'or them. One night he tailed to do
t, and when spoken to by young
oseman about it he cursed him and
ired a pistol at him.
When Mr. Boseman spoke to the
iegro about it the negro cursed him,
3.nd when Mr. Boseman stooped to
ick up a board he was struck down
y one of the negro boys and the oth
r one &trnek him after he had fallen