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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C. WEDNEST)AY, APRIL 15, 1908 NO. 29
On the Dispensary Commissiop
by Judge Pritchard in
COLUMBIA ON FRIDAY.
Commission Given Five D1ays to Do
cide as to What They Will D)
It Is Said They Will Hold the
Fort and Go to Jail Rather Than
.Obey Judge Pritchard's Recent
The Columbia correspondeat of
The News and Courier says the order
of Judge Pritchard granting a sup
ersedeas on conditions was not serv
ed until Friday when it was received
through the mail by Chairman Mur
ray, of the dispensary winding-up
commission, and the other members
of the commission, as well as by At
torney General Lyon from the office
of the clerk of the Federal Court, in
The order is dated April 8 and re
quires compliance within five days
from date of order, not five days from
service. The commission will not give
tlge heavy bond required by Judge
Pritchard, and will not surrender the
collateral, which requires to be sur
rendered. so that the commission will
be in contempt in refusing to obey
the order to deposit the collateral
with the Federal Court.
As a matter of fact the collateral
is not in the possession of the com
mission, but is with the State Treas
urer, and has been in his posession
for a long time, even before the
books and records of the dispensary
were placd in the Treasurer's vaults.
So that the commission can make
answer that. the collatteral is not in
its posession at ail, and they cannot
comply with the primary and most
important condition of Judge Prit
Of course, if Judge Pritchard can
get hold of the collateral he has the
case in his hand absolutely. and, of
course, the State is not going to sur
render the collateral.
Judge Pritchard may serve an cr
der on State Treasurer Jennings, but
it happens that Capt. Jennings is in
Mississippi and not at thistime in
the jurisdiction of Judge Pritchard's
He is having a pleasant visit out
there and is doubtless not in a hurry
to return, unless he is requested to
come home by Governor Ansel. The
Governor will not, however, ask the
treasurer to.come back to give up
the collateral, and he will not in
struct any one to give it up, because
the State is going to keep its hands
on the collateral.
These collaterals were deposited as
security for the dieposits of the dis
pensary money with the various
banks of the State, and the banks
will not pay out the money without
getting their securities back. This
point is the milk in the cocoanut,
and ths State holds the cocoanut.
May Review Case.
The State says an appeal to the
United States circuit court of appeals
on some ground is absolutely certain
and when this court meets it will be
presided over by Chief Justice Fuller
of the United States supreme courzt.
It is believed that the chief jus
tice will temporarily, at least; hold off
drastic action until he can hear the
arguments, the appeal having already
A dispatch from Asheville to The
News and Courier says Judge Prit
hard Friday receivel a letter from
Justice Fuller in reference to the
case, but stated, as it was a private
letter. he would not refer to its con
tents. .While the Chief Justice is
considering the Idea of a special ses
sion. it is Quite probable that no
move will be made in the case here
or in South Carolina by the receiv
The Senior Senator Says He Is Feel
ing Considerably Stronger.
A special from Atlanta to The
State says "reports from the sanitar
ium indicate that Senator Tillman is
improving even more rapidly than
expcted when he came here. To a
friend who saw him for a few min
utes he said he was feeling consider
ably stronger, but realized his dan
er and expressed his purpose to
avoid all forms of mental excite
ment for some time to come. He
walks around the sanitarium, but
has not yet ventured to the city. He
proposes to lead an absolutely quiet
existence for the next six weeks
or two months, sailing for Europe
as soon as he feels he is strong
enough to stand the trip).
AN OLD BRIDEGROOM.
Iowa Anti-Saloon Leader Weds Mrs.
Nellie Ingalls at Detriot.
A dispatch from Fort Dodge, Iowa,
says: L. S. Coffin, founder of Hope
Hall and former president of the An'
ti-Saloon League Of. Iowa, was mar
red Friday to Mrs. Nellie Ingalls, of
Detriot. Mr. Coffin will celebrate his
eighty-fifth birth day today, and upot
his arrival at his country home wil.
be given a reception by friends.
STARI'ED TO DEATH.
At the End of the Thirty-First Da:
At St. Paul. Minn.. K~nute Ohu
stead died at 195 Grove street earl:
Saturday. having literally starve<
himself to death in an attempt to fas
for forty days in order to demot
strate his theory that the mind coD
trols the body and that mind
mightier than matter. Ohnstead'
fast lasted 31 days, according I
tho in the house.
THEY ARE SCARED.
THE REPUBLICANS FEAR THEI
WILL BE BEATEN.
Troubles Without and Within the
Party Cause Alarm-Many Think
Roosevelt Will Be the Nominee.
A Washington letter to the Char
leston Post says Republican leaders
in Congress make no pretense of con
cealing their anxiety over the out
come of the national elections next
November. It is a common thing to
hear Republican members of. the
House admit that the chances are
against the election of a Republican
majority in the House next fall.
Some Republicans entertain very
grave doubts over the Presidential
election, but console themselves with
the hope that the Democrats may
"do the wrong thing at the right
time" and thus compensate for ex
isting disadvantages under which
the Republican party is said to be
It is admitted that this is some
what of a new role for the Republi
can party to be playing-prospective
beneficiary of the mistakes of its op
ponents. It is pointed out that
heretofore the Republicans have won
upon a policy of action. agression
and progress. The great victories
on the money question, the tariff
question, the Phillipines question
and other issues were gained in this
Two main causes contribute to the
anxiety of the Republicans at this
time. They are. first the widespread
industrial depression. the resulting
hard times, a fertile and prolific
field for Democratic growth. Second,
the factional troubles within the Re
publican party in a great many
Some Republicans in Congress are
of the opinion that conditions are
rapidly growing more favorable to
a possible stampede for Roosevelt.
They say that unless Secretary Taft
is nominated on the first ballot the
way will be open for a contest in
the convention which will make
Roosevelt's renomination unavoid
able. They think that conditions are;
working rapidly to this end.
It is a fact that the average run of
Republicans entertain the opinion
that President Roosevelt's renomina
tion will be the outcome of the pres
ent muss in which the party finds it
self. Opinions vary whether in that
event the Republicans would win or
lese. Some think that President
Roosevelt is so strong with the com
mon people that he would override
Others believe that the third term
question could be raised against
him with effect. Still others say it
would all depend upon the Demo
cratic nominee, and on that side of
the question as to whether Bryaz
or Johnson would be the stronger
man there are as many opinions as
there are facets to a diamond. *
A FOOLISH BOY.
His Parents Said No, and He Shot
At Milwaukee. Mich.. angered he
cause his parents objected to his
marriage to Hattie Majkowski, aged
17 years, Louis Bolski, aged 18 years
shot and seriously wounded the girl:
at her home Friday morning.
Bolski called on his sweetheart!
the night before and a quarrel fol
lowed. He told her that he had come
to kill her 2nd kill himself.
"My mother says you can't have
me," he said, "and if I can't marry
you. I'm going to end it all.''
Before the giirl could cry out. Bol -
ski had pulled a revolver from hia
pocket and fired at her. The girl
fell and Bolski ran away.
Miss Majkowski said that Bolski
had declared that he put two bullets,.
one for her and one for himself.
Bolski and the girl have been keep
ug company two years. His mother
however, objected to their mar'riage
and Bolski had been despondent. *
A FATAL FIRE.
ad Been Carrying on Carousal aind
IAt San Francisco , Cal., Tuesday
'morning two persons were burned to
death and it is believed ,that an
ither victim still lies in the rulin
and that two fire-men wer'e fataliy ik
jured in a fire at 285:1 Clay street
Th fire started in the low'er floor' of
a two-story cottage in which were
several families. So far as the police
were able to learn, the resident of
the place had been indulging in li
quor and in the course of the carousai
a coal oil lamp was exploded,. setting
fire to the cottage.
Woman Lying in Pool of Elood and
Her Husband Shot.
Mrs. Emma Reiss. aged :2 years,
wife of' William F. Reiss. proprietor
of Old Economy hotel, at Economy
station, near Pttsburg. Pa.. was
* ound dead in a pool of blood ina
bed at her home, having been -shot
through the heart. On the floor' neal
the bed lay iher husband, with a dan
gerous pistol shot wound through1 hi
tempe. Considerable mUyster-y sur
rounds the affair.
AILERMAN IS EXPELLEI).
INo-wood'e. Name Er'ased fi'om Roll
Iof Columbia City Council.
A. a meeting Tuesday night th
i Columbia City Council erased fi-oin
t the roll of members the namie c
- Feastei' A. Noorwood. "for conduc
- unbecoming an Alderman," becaus
s he recently pleaded guilty before
S magistratc of petit larceny. Not
o dissenting vote against the resolutiu
TOOK THE SHIP.
Pirate Crew Capture Vessel and
Murder All the Officers.
IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
iThe captain and the Mate Are Driven
Into (he Sea With Tomahawks by
the Seamen, Who Are Afterwards
Captured on Board a Derelict Yes.
sel in Gilbert Island-They Will
Be Dealt With by the Authorities.
News has been brought to Victoria
B.. C.. by' the steamship Maroma.
which arrived one day last week of
a remarkable piracy and murder in
-tie South Seas. The Captain and
mate of a Callao schooner were at
tacked with a tomahawk and forced.
to jump overboard by Joseph Mor
timer, a Belgian; J. Taylor of Man
chester, and G. Jackson of London,
who then stole the schooner, the
Neuvre Tigre, of Callao, and started
for Australia. The vessel was wreck
ed in the Gilbert Islands. where she
was found by Captain Marshall. of
the trading schooner Laurel, who re
ported the piracy and murder to the
authorities at Suva, where the men
were made prisoners. Jackson later
confessed. He said:
*The schooner sailed under the
Italian flag, being owned by the
master and mate. both of whom were
forced to jump overboard.
"The schooner sailed out of Calla.
early in November last, having on
board a crew of five, the captain and
mate. the cook (a Belgian) Joseph
Mortimer and myself as cabin boy,
.and J. Taylor.
"The vessel had only got about 14
miles *ff the coast and the first day
from Callao when the cook made an
attack on the mate and captain. He
ruhsed at the miw b 0, and struck
him in the head wi:i : tomahawk.
He was felle'l I" the blow but
quickly recove:'d hinielf and tooki
to the rigging. Th-- captain, hearing
the scuffle. q we -it of the cabin
and he was immediately felled by a
"Immediately afterward the cook
got his gun and forced first the mate
and then th, skipper. to jump over
board. The mate sank. but the skip
per struck out for the shore. distant
fourteen miles, and Jackson threw
him a plank. The cook threatened
Jackson. who agreed to assist in
working the schooner. The cargo was
jettisoned and they started for Aus
tralia. The vessel finally went ashore
in the Gilbert group."
BEATEN BY NEGROES.
Two Meni Seriously Hurt and Their
Assailants in Jail.
A distpatch to The State from At
lanta says J. B. Sturgeon was badly
cut and knocked unconscious and B.
B. Sims seriously cut by eight negroes
on Saturday night.
Sims and one of the negroes had a
difficulty over a box of rifle cartrid
ges and blows were exchanged. After
this the negro disappeared and Sims
supposed that the matter was at an*
end. Later on, however, the negro
returned with seven friends, all well,
armed with knives and sticks.
They attacked Sime; and Sturgeon.'
who came to his aid, inflicting prob
ably fatal wounds on the latter. Stur
geon was unconscious5 but hope is en
terrined for his recovery.
Six of the assailants have been
arrested and bound over to await trial
and the officers are making every ef
fort to capture the other two. This
is the culmination of the growing
feeling of antagonism between whites
and negroes in that section.
PRANKS OP' CUPID).
An Old - Man and O)ld Womn Ran
Mrs. Carrie Euimons. GS years of
age. who left Plymouth, Fa . recently,
saying that she was going to visit
fri'ends in Scranton. went instead to
D~over. N. J., and was there married
to John P ..lohnson. who is '75 years
od They met several months ago
ad w'ere infatuated with each other,
but while their friends knew this,
the did not expect they would be
Johnson is a widower with four
children and Mrs. Emmons, who is di
vorced. nas three children. Together
he have 2S grandchildren. They
will live in Morristown, N. Y..
Ki LLED HIMSELF.
A . Leinton County F'armer Takes
His Own Life by Shooting.
The Columbia Record says Mr. T.
. dwards. the middle-aged Lexing
ron county farmer. who at an early
hour Tuesday. despondent over the
sale under foreclosure of his home
place. shot himself in the head with
suicidal intent, died in the Col umbia
Hospital. Mr. Edwards leaves sever
al child ren. He livei about three
miles out of the town of Lexington
FREAK OF LIGHTNING.
Kills Two Horses But Did Not Kil
Tuesday morning lightning struel
i a buggy. driven by Basey Tracey,
f farmer. near Adams station, Ga. I
Sshattered a wheel and killed the tw<
horses. The bolt ran to the leath~e
areins and divided into two parts, fol
a lowing the reins to the heads of th
n horses. Mr. Tracey was shocked, bu
not seriously injured.
A FATAL FIRE
IN A CROWDED NEW YORK TENE
Two Lives Lost and Many Persons In
jured in the Conflagration Which
Is Supposed to Have Been Set.
At New York two lives were lost,
a score of persons injured, and twelve
families driven panic-stricken and
half clad from their homes in a fire
in the five story tenement house at
No. 25 Pitt street, early Friday.
The police believe the fire was set
by thieves for th purpose of drawing
off the police from the neighborhood.
William Chesner, 4 1-2 years old.
Solomon Chesner. 3 1-2 years old.
The seriously njured:
Jacob S. Chesneri. burned about the
face, hands and body.
Mrs. Jacob Chesner, burned on the
face, hands and body.
Butchki Chesner, burned about legs
Abraham Lustig, a boarder in the
Chesner family, hands and. face
Julius Spainer, of Engine Co., No.
31, who was off duty, but happened
to be passing the house when the
alarm of the fire was given, manag
ed to clamber from the narrow corn
ice on the adjoining building, to the
cornice over the stores of the first
floor of the burning tenement. Cling
ing to the wall and with several oth
ers forming a human bridge, he suc
ceeded in getting a dozen persons
A squad of firemen had fought
their way to the third floor with a
hose when they were blowa down
stairs by a tremendous back draft.
Herman Bower, the nozzleman,
was knocked unconscious and over
come by smoke. He was carried to
the street by his comrades. He re
vived quickly and immediately went
back into the building.
In the meantime Mrs. Chesner had
discovered that her boys were miss
ing and urged by her frantic appeals
men from truck No. 18 finally suc
eeded in making their way to the
top floor, where face down and suf-'
focated by the smoke. they found
the body of William Chesner, four
and a half years old. Later the
body of three-year-old Solomon
hesner was found upon the bed
on the top fl6or, whither the little
fellow had crawled in a vain effort
to avoid the flames.
After the fire was under control,
Samuel Seligman, reported to the
police that his store at No. ?" Bridge
street had been broker ur
ing the excitement of th a
onsiderable sum of m ne - a
from. the cash drawer. " - .,ze
believe the fire was set ti - .9 off
their attention and give the robbers
a chance to break into the store. *
GOT HER PICTURE BACK.
'aken From a- Dead Union Soldier
During the WVar.
Taken from the body of a Union
soldier on the battlefield of Chancel
iorsville, a daguerrotype of a young
man and girl has been returned to
the girl in the picture after a search
lasting thirty-three years.
The search has been conducted by
Edgar M. Whitenour, a retired free
holder of 'atterson, N. J. His wife's
father, Nicholas Barnes, member of
a New Jersey regiment, was capeured
in the civil war. The daguerrotype
was given to him by a Confederate to
send north. On the back of the case
were the rames of John Rawson and
Nellie Augusta Nettleton. Mr. White
nour for years has been trying to~
trace these names and locate, if pos
sible, the woman whtose likeness was
Recently the history of the Net
tleton family was consulted and the
result was the finding of a claimant
for the picture. Nellie Augusta Nft
tleton was finally located in the per
son of Mrs. T. S. Stowe. of Milford.|
Conn. The daguerreotype known in
her youth is now is her posession.
JORDAN URGES REDU'CTION.
President of Cotton Association Ad
vises Farmers to Curtail Acreage.
In a signed statement to the far
miers of the South issued last week,
Harie Jordan. president of the
Southrn Cotton association. urges
a reduction in cotton acreage of 33
per cent. Unless this is done, he
says, prices will be lowered in the
fall. Mr. Jordan also urges grow
ers to hold to what remnants of cot
ton they have. His statement says
"With a shortage in the world's;
upply of cotton amounting to 4.000
000 bales, due to bad seasons last
year. the price of cotton continue:;
to go steadily down. American
mills have been for some time cur
tailing the manufacture- of cotton
oods, due to trade depression and
the condition of the foreign trade i
none too bright at the present time.
f the same acreage is planted in
otton this year that wa planted in
1907 and tollowed by good seasons
in America. India and Egypt. th.e
growers will find but little or. nc
rofit in the harvest next fall."'
ivht Break Out of Prison at Guil
fort, N. C.
A dispatch from Guilfort. N. C
ays all of the surrounding country
for miles is b)eing scoured by armec
men searching for a lot of negro des
eradoes who escaped from the coun
ty jail Tuesday. Among the escale:
t risoners are several charged witn
murder and others convicted of man
rsaughter, burglary and variou!
rimes. Eight prisoners in all escap
ed and up to noon only one was cap
ured. He was "Prince Alf red," i
on negro. who is insane.
MAY GO IN ARMY
MAJOR MICAH JENKINS MAY GE'
'His Present Office Is Wanted for a
31[an Who Will Hustle for Taft
Zach McGee, Washington cor
respondent of The State, says Maj.
Micah Jenkins, collector of internal
revenue, is about to get involved in
the admini:stration's fight for dele
gates to the Republican convention,
but by the now popular process of
The following "hand out" attests:
"It is underst ood that the secre
tary of war, at the request of Corn
missioner of Internal Revenue Cap
ers, contemplates the restoration in
the army of Maj. Micah J. Jenkins,
now collect>r' of internal revenue at
Columbia, E. C., in such a way as to
be not onl3 congenial to the major,
but to operate as a distinct compli
ment and r )motion. This would
necessarily vacate the office of the
collector of internal revenue at Col
umbia, now held by Maj. Jenkins,
anC. it is also understood that Maj.
L. W. C. Elalock and R. R. Tolbert
would be appointed, according to the
recmmendation made in that con
nection by Capt Capers."
it will be remembered that Major
Jenkins is a personal friend of one
T. R., having been closely associated
with him in the Spanish war, be
cause of waich friendship he was ap
pointed to his present position.
He has performed the duties of in
ternal revenue collector acceptably
to his chiet until now when, being a
Democrat, he is unable to perform
the priecipal duty of that office
which is to corral Republican dele
He can serve his country better in
the army. Now one R. R. Tolbert is
an ideal man for collector of internal
revenue, his especial qualification be
ing that a- this moment he is going
up and down in the State of South
Carolina trying to oust Capt. Capers
from the high and potent job of na
ticnal committeeman, for the express
purpose of sending an anti-admin
istration delgeation to Chicago. But
Mr. Tolbert would. of course, rather
be collector of internal revenue.
MfUST BE CRAZY.
Was Told in a Dream to Kill Her
At New York acting under a com
mand which she said had been given
to her by St. Joseph in a dream..
Mrs. Telma Sardonia Friday, in the
presence of her five children, at
their home. gashed her husband,
Salvatore, with a big bread knife
deeply in the neck, in what she de
clared to be an attempt to cut off
The frenzied woman's attack was
preceeded by most elaborate prepara
tions of a religious nature. The man
was taken, apparently dying to the
Yew York hospital.
The wife's frenzied attack occurred
in the presence of the couple's five
small children, one of whom, Mich
ael, 12 years old, probably averted
what would have been instant death
-y screaming and arousing his fath
Er, who thus had time to partly avoid
a thrust of the knife aimed at his
throat. Mrs. Sardonia was said to
have been acting queerly since the
birth of he-- child two months ago .*'
A SAD ANNIVERSARY.
Gen. Lee Surrendered at Appomatto.1
43 Years Ago Thursday.
Forty-three years ago last Th'urs
day Gen. Robt. E. Lee surrendered
to the federal officers at Appomattox.
Col. U. R. Brooks. whose memory
serves him as well as his patriotism
and bravery served the "Lost Cause,"
says The State, called attenticai on
last.Thursday night to the f'act that
this is the anniversary of tha'; occa
sion when the South's proud and
beloved commanding general ija.sed
his sword over to Grant and ga've up,
for the Confederates the great strug
gle against overwhelmn'An vids.
"He surrendered 9,000 mecn and
muskets that day," says Col. Brooks,
"to a well fed, well equipped ar'my
of 200.000. It was useless to con
tinue the battle longer."*
NEGROES NOT WANTED.
Negro Band Causes Trouble in New
The managers of the Watertown
(N. Y..) Chamber of Commerce are
embarrassed by the refusal of the
39th company of the state militia to
march on Friday in honor of Govern
or Hughes if it is led by the negro
band of the 24th United States In~
Ifantry. The latter regiment is just
back from the Phillipines and two
battalons of it are quartered at Mad
ison baracks, adjacent to Watertown.
W Xater town exerted considerable ef
orts to have the negroes sent to
some other barracks, but in vain. The
committee is now tr'ying to engage
a band of white musicians.
NEGRO KIDNAPS DEPUTY.
* eier Captured by Man He Tried
At Anniston, Ala.. Acting Deputy
Sheiff J1. C. West, who was kidnap
~ed by a negro named Cunninghan
*while he was attempting to arres
-the negro, returned to that city th
-next day minus his revolver. mone:
iand badge. West says the negr<
Smarched him to Riverside. Thei
-the negro made him get into an em
Spty freight car. which he then close<
- Iup and made his escape. West fi
- nally succeeded in getting out of th
Scar and returned. Officers arc stil
jserhine for the negro. -
On Locomotive While the Train
Was in Slow Motion.
TWO MEN ARE KILLED.
The Accident Occurred on the Ashe
ville Line of the Southern Railway
Near Hillgirt, N. C. The Accident
Was Not Due to Low Water. The
Big Engine Was Blown Inte Scrap
The explosion of a locomotive on
the Asheville division, a brief account
of which was published, was a most
unuasual as well as most shocking
casualty. The Asheville, Gazette.
News has the following account of
"The remains of Engineer George
Lauderback, one of the victims of a
terrible accident near Hillgirt, on the
Asheville & Spartanburg line of the
Asheville division, about Saturday
midnight, when the boiler of engine
No. 628 blew up with frightful re
sult, were shipped to Augusta, Ga.,
for -interment. The remains of Fire
man W. M. Kemp, the second vic
tim of the accident, were sent to
Candler, ten miles from Asheville,
where the interment occurred.
"The frightful accident cast a
gloom over the railroad boys of the
division. The remains of the two
trainmen were brought here and giv
en in charge of Brown's undertaking
parlors, where the bodies were pre
pard for burial. During the morning
many trainmen and others visited the
undertaking establishment. The ac
cident was the one topic of conversa
tion, while much speculation was in
dulged in relative to the cause of
"That the explosion was not due to
low water is certain because it has
been established as fact, according
to trainmen, that Engineer Lauder
back stopped at Hendersonville, just
six miles from the scene of the acci
dent, for water, filling up before mak
ing the run from Hendersonville Into
Asheville. It is said that the accident
may have been due to a defective
boiler. Such an accident as that of
Saturday night never before occurred
on the Asheville division within the
memory of the oldest railroad men.
"The track at the scene of the ac
cident was badly torn up and it was
not until shortly before noon the next
day that the damage had been re
paired and trains sent past the scene.
Train No. 14 from Asheville to Spar
tanburg was held here several hours
awaiting the clearing of the tract.
"The explosion, it is believed, oc
curred while the train was making
between 30 and 35 miles an hour. It
nade a frightful noise and aroused
armers in the Hillgirt section for a
ile or more around, who came
flocking to the scene to learn the
rouble. The boiler was literally
lown to pieces. while the great mo
ul of the rails was almost converted
into scrap iron. The drivers were
lown a way and the entire engine
ifted and blown 50 feet or more from
the tracks. Four of the seven cars
onstituting the extra freight were
erailed, two of them, it is said, be
ing hurled clear off the right of way.
"The brakeman of the freight had
norrow escape. He had, just a few
econds before the explosion occurr
ed, left the engine or near the en
gine and gone to the rear of the
train. Had he remained near the
ngine another minute or two a third
victim would have been added to the
ist. The engineer and fireman were
urled a great distance through the
air and their bodies almost blown tp
"When picked up Fireman Kemp
a disembowled and one leg and
n arm were missing. These mem
brs were found, however, some dis
tance from the body. Engineer Laud
erback was also terribly mangled.
"That death was instantaneous is
ertain. The men never knew what
struck them. Conductor W. C. Bry
son was in charge of tue extra freight.
He escaped uninjured. The freight
was headed for Asheville and was
just turning the hill at Hillgirt, 18
miles from Asheville, when the ex
plosion occurred. In discussing the
affair one railfroad man declared that
an accident almost smilar occurred on
another division of the Southern
some time ago, a boiler exploding
while the train was in motion and re
sulting in the death of the engineer
WAS AFRAID OF BANKS.
So jRid His MIoney in Wall of His
Lacking faith in banks as places of
deposit for his savings, William H.
Wilkins, of Whitestone, L. L., who
died recently at the age of eight-five,
devised a unique arrangement for the
safekeeping of his money. He caused
a sort of repository to be built in
the wall back of his kitchen door fac
ing. After ir. was c,'ce scaled he had
no way of opening his home made
bank and he dropped money through
a slot from time to time. From the
day he had the 1,iace built ui> to
the time of the death he never dis
tuiied his hole in the wall savings
bank. in which was foun~d $7,GS2.
PICKjED UP AT SEA.
Thrilling Rescue .of Twenty-Eight
Mecn by a Steamship.
A thrilling rescue of 28 shipwreck
'ed men was made during the trip of
the steamship Voturno, which picked
-up the men floating near the al
Imost dismantled schooner Chapgne,
-which had been hit by a hurricane.
Th rescue was made February 2 7th.
Te steamship reached New York or
SHOT GIRL AND SELF
THE TERRIBLE ACT OF AN OLD
An Old Married Man Becomes Infat
uated With a Young Girl and Mur
Jealous of a 17-year-old girl, Sam
uel H. Gardner, aged 59, a prominent
civil engineer, residing at McKees
Rocks, a surburb of Pittsburg, Pa.,
Wednesday shot the young woman,
Miss Dorothy Yost, through the heart
causing instant death, and then fired
a bullet into his mouth, dying three
hours later In a hospital, without
having regained consciousness.
Gardner, who is a married man,
with several grown children, lived
next door to Mrs. Bradley's, the girl's
mother. Both Gardner's and Miss
Yost's families are prominent, and
have up to the time of the shooting
been on the best of terms.
Wednesday evening, Miss Yost, ac
companied by a young man friend at
tended services at the Presbyterian
Church, where Miss Yost was a mem
ber of the choir.
It is said when Gardner heard of
this he became greatly enraged. He
arose in excellent spirits the next
morning, however, according to his
wife, ate his breakfast and after kiss
ing her, left the house and went to
a hardware store nearby. Here he
purchased a- revolver, Informing the
clerk he was "going to fix some bur
glars." After leaving the store Gard
ner met the young man who escorted
Mliss Yost to chuch, and shaking -his
fist at him, said: I'm going to get ev
en with you." Gardner made his
way past his own home and entered
the Bradney residence. Miss Yost
was on the second floor, and Gardner
went up there to her. What passed
between them there will probably
never be known.
The next instant a number of per
sons, including Mrs. Bradley and
Mrs. Gardner, were attracted by two
shots. Rushing into the big house
they found Miss Yost dead and Gard
Mrs. Gardner said that two weeks
ago her husband conftssed to her
that he was infatuated with the
young girl. The girl's mother, how
ever, says that Gardner's infatuation
has been of long standing.
Gardner was a borough engineer,
but lost his position about a month
ago, when the administration chang
Ls No Longer in Race For United
The Hon. D. S. Henderson, of Aix
en, has withdrawn from the race for
nited States Senator. He gave out
the following statement:
"Some time ago I announcwi4 that
would be a candidate for the long
term for United States Senator, but
here are now* reasons, in which the
ublic would not be interested, which
nduce me not to enter the race,
and I feel it my duty to my friends
o so state at this juncture, in order
that t'ey may eign themr.eavete where
and with whom they see fit.
"I am very grateful for the sup
ort which my faithful friends have
"If any issue personal to myself
was made or if there was any public
issue in which the welfare of the
State and public at large were in
volved that would arise in the en
suing canvass I would continue the
race to the end; but as none sucn ex
ist there is no duty which requ ires
such action on my part. There will
e no dearth of candidates tromn pres
nt appearances, and for the good of
the Stite I hope the people will make
, wise choice."
FIVE GREATEST MFEi.
n Private Life invited to Attend a
Who are the five greatest men in
the Unithed States--not in public
ife? According to President Roose
velt. they are Grover Cleveland, An
drew Carnegie, John Mitchell. Wil
iam J. Bryan and Jo.nes J. Hill.
The President has invited these
five to attend the big conference at
the White House during the week of
May 14 to discuss conservation of
the natural resources of the country.
Every Governor of a State, Cabi
net officers, members of the Unite~d
States Supreme Court and members
>f the Inland Waterways Commis
sion are to attend officially, but these
five men are singled out from the
whole United States as five individ
uals to be inivited. They are all
FIVE MEN KILLED
By Big Storm in and Around New
A dispatch from New York says:
-Five men are known to have lost
their lives, a number of boatmen are
reported missing, and dozens of per
sons were injured Saturday in a fur
ious wind storm which set in that
afternoon. The wind velocity, ac
cording to the local weather bureau,
ranged generally between 40 to 50
miles an hour, but at times was as
high as 60 miles. Pedestrians suf
fered much discomfort besides being
in constant danger from falling signs.
shutters. awnings and other articles
which were torn from their fasten
Ten Miners are Killed.
A special dispatch to Bath, Eng
land, says ten miners lost their lives
in the Norton Hill colliery in Somer
setshire, Monday as a result of coal
gas. . - -
NIGHT OF TERROR
Seven Persons Shot to Death and
Many Wounded in
THE CITY OF LISBON
Dispute Regarding Counting of Votes
In Municipal Elections Starts Riot
in Church, from Which Guards
Fire on Beseiging Moo xor Three
Hours Until Aid Arrives.-Creat
At Lisbon, Portugal, seven persons
were shot to death and fifty others
wounded by soldiers afte rthe voting
in the elections in that city had end
ed. The rioting was widespread and
such was the confusion during the
violent conflict between the populace
and the municipal guard that the
guardsmen, mistak.ing infantrymen
who had been called out for members
of the mob, fired a volley into their
ranks, seriously wounding three of
The night was one of terror for
Lisbon, seemed suddenly aflame with
seething revolt. Bands of men ran
wildly through the streets, brandish
ing weapons, while the sharp track of
rifles was heard in various sections
of the city. Thousands of the most
peaceable citizens fled to their homes
just as they did on the night after.
assassination of King Carlos and the
The principal rioting was the result
of a dispute between the Republicans
and the Monarchists regarding the
counting of votes. The Repuoacans,
who feared fraud at the various
Lisbon polling places, made a deter
mined stand for their rigts at St.
Dominiques Church, which i1 in the
centre of the city, the district that is
practically the stronghold of Repub
licans. Both the Republicans and
Monarchists kept a sharp watch
throughout the day. The voters, fol
lowing the ancient custom of vot
ing in the churches, they, filed stead
ily, but slowly, into the historic Dom
iniques and deposited their ballots in
the officIal voting boxes. When the
polls closed .the Monarchist election
officers declared it was too late to
ount the votes and proposed to keep
the list in the ciurch and count them
the next day. The Republicans tel
lers refused to assent tolthis,-insist
lng upon an immediate count. fol
lowed by the sealing of the boxes.
The difference between the officers
spread to the crowd that were in the
church and in a moment blows were
3truck and then -a general fight fol
rowed. Suddenly the municipal guard'
arrived and cleared the edifice of the
struggling combatants at the point
_ the bayonet.- In the meantime
the crowd outside of the church had
been greatly augmented and the
guardsmen's appearance at the- doors -
after they had forced the people into -
the streets was the signal for a show
er of stones, under which they were
orced to retreat. As they retired
they fir'ed a volley from taeir rifles,
bringing down several of the rioters.
The mob steadily increased and
houts and imprecations and cries of
anger were heard on everyside.
The rioters armed themselves anew
and soon the edifice was literally sur
rounded and beselged by a maddened
The guardsmen fired intermittently
through the doorways, but the volleys
were feeble and ineffectual. Even
tually, the commanding officer placed
a detail on the balcorn: *ver the
main portal, from which point of
vantage the guardsmen fired repeat
edly into the surging populace, and
wounded a large number. Still the
mob did not give way, but only at
tacked the church the more furiously.
Several of the guardsmen. were
wounded, but they were replaced on
the balcony by others and for three
hours the fight continued.
Then three companies of infantry
and a troop of cavalry, with one bat
tery appeared, driving all before
PREFER TILLM.Di TO TAFT.
Threatened That Negroes Will Knife
President at the Polls.
A letter addressed to Representa
tive Rainey of Illinois. by Walter S.
Thomas, chairman of the Ohio-Afro
American League, with headquarters
at Columbus, Ohio, was read in the
House of Representatives Saturday.
Thomas referring to a speech some
time since in the House in reply to
the one by Mr. Rainey, declared that
the negroes of Ohio "refused to be
led like dumb driven cattle to the
voting booths and there cast their
ballots for President Roosevelt, his
Secretary of War or any other man
he may see fit to support for the
President of the U'nited States at
The letter points out that a grave
injustice was done the negro race in
the Brownsville matter, and states
that the negroes of the country will
support no candidate for President
who does not stand squarely upon
the broad principles of justice. In
conclusion the letter says:
"We have almost reached that
point where we can say thank God
or Senator Tillman, for we believe,
him to be at least honest in his'
epressions and we believe him
square in his life. I am absolutely .
convinced of thiis one fact, that
should Secretary Taft be nominated
at Chicago for President of the Unit
ed States the colored voters of Ohio
and of the whole United States, 93
per cent. of them at least calcula
tion, would cast their votes for the
straight Democratic ticket for Pres
ident or remain away from the polls,
Itus making the election of a Dem
cati President practically certain."