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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1908 NO. 33
Assaults a Little White Girl Neai
HE MADE HIS ESCAPE
But the Enraged People Scourer
the Woods for Him. He Met the
Little Nine Year Old Girl Goiun
Home From School and Criminall
Assa' lted Her.
A distpatch from Augusta to The
News and Courier says Uula May
Leohard, the little nine year' old
daughter of Mr. Doliver Leohard. of
Langley. S. C.. was criminally as
saulted Thursday afternoon by an
unknown white man and is in a criti
The fiend escaped. Excitement was
at a fever pitch Thursday night at
Langely and the woods around the
village were literally swarming with
crowds of armed men. Had the ob
ject of their search been caught a
lynching would have followed despite
the fact that Sheriff Rayburn was
early on the scene. anddid everything
he could to persuade the crowd to be
satisfied with capturing the assail
ant. At an early hour Friday morn
ing scores of citizens and a number
of officers were still scouring the
About 4 o'clock Thursday after
noon, as the little girl was returning
home from school, she was approach
ed by the man, who told her that he
had lost four dollars and would give
her half of it if she would assist him
in her search. The child agreed, but
later showed signs of fear and turned
back when the man seized her to
force her to accompany him.
The girl attempted to call for help.
but her captor tightened his grasp1
and choked the little one into insen-I
sibility. He dragged her almost life
less body to the edgy of a swamp
and there she was found some time
afterward. She had been assaulttd
and the man had escaped. .
A Saturday dispatch says Sheriff
Raborn captured today Henry Leop
ard, who raped Lula May Leopard at
The prisoner is a first scousin of
the victim.. She positively identified
him at her assassin.
Sherif Raborn found part of the
shirt worn by the prisoner when com
mitting the assault. it is spattered
down the front with blood. . The
sheriff evaded the mob and spirited
the prisoner to Augusta, from whence
he was carried to the penitentiary in
Little Boy and Girl Drowned on a
A very sad accident occurred Fri
day afternoon in Charleston harbor
by which Jimmie and Myrtle Mit
chum. 5 and 10 year old children of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mitchum. were
drown-ed near Drum Island. in the
overturning of the small sail boat in
which they were taking a pleasure
trip. In the boat were Capt. Mit
chum. his mother in law and four
The boat was on a tack whena
sudden gust of wind struck the sail
and before tae party could readjust,
themselves to steady the craft in the
wat'er it capsized. The towboat Ce -
cilia went immediately to the assist
ance of the party and the crew of
the boat with the assistance of Capt.
Mitchum and his 16 year old son
managed to rescue the rest of the
party struggling in the water.*
ENTERS DA.MAGE SUIT.
Young Lady Says She Wns insult-d
A dispatch from Spartanburg to
Thxe State says Miss Sallie Bragg of
Camipobello, through her attorney, I.
A. Phifer, has commenced a suit
against the Charleston and Western.
Caro'ina road for damages in the sum
of $50.000, alleging that while she
was a passenger on one of the trains
of the compaay between Augusta and
Laurens she was grossly insulted by
the conductor of the train. Misr
lBragg is a native of Spartanburf
cuty, hor home ba.ng at Campobe.
io. She is seventeen years of age
and an orphan.
HANGED FOR MURDER.
One Negro Pays the Penalty for Kill
At Walterboro on Friday Thomas
Washington paid the penalty on the
gallows for killing Frank Richardson
on Fenwick Island last August. Wash
ington and his victim were both ne
groes. and the murder was a deliber
ate one. The execution took place i
the corridor of the jail, where a scaf
fold had been erected, in the pres
ence of about 30 people. - The rope
'was cut at 10:55 and 1o mxinlute
later the physicians, Dr. Hi. A. Willli
and Dr. WV. B. Ackerman. pronounlce~
life extinct. His death was easy.
N.egro Murderer Hanged.
At Lawrenlceville. Ga.. Friday Hien
ry Campbell. colored, was hanged fo:
the murder of Ella Hudson. a negr(
woman. last JIanuary. John Hudson
buishanfd of the~ murdered woman
had previously been' given a life sen
ten'e for the same crime.
Texas For Bryan.
Texas decided by a large major1
tv in the primary election on Tues
day to send a solid Bryan delega
tion to the National Democratic con
IFiRE CAUSES BIG LOSS IN BUSI
Hign Wind and Light Water Pressure
Rendered the Firefighters' Work
One million and a quarter is the
loss conservatively estimated Friday
on a fire which started at 3:30 o'clock
Friday morning and which swept two
blocks of Atlanta business property.
Friday night the fire was under
control with ruined buildings in the
district bounded by Forsyth, Nelson.
Madison and Hunter streets. Late
'riday the police and fire departments
dynamited what was left of the rag
ged walls. Friday night half of the
fire fighting force of Atlanta was
playing water into a dozen razed
How the fire started is a mystery.
It was discovered in the building oc
cupied by the Schessinger Meyer com-'
pany. bakery. From there it ran its
way in all directions until it struck
the Terminal hotel, one of the largest!
in the city, and gutted that. During
the early morning hours every one in
the Terminal hotel and in numerous
other smaller hotels in the district
had warning. There was no loss of
life and no serious injuries from the
_e insurance on the property de
stroyed is placed by insurance men
at $750,000. One of the heaviest
losers In S. M. Inman of Atlanta. who'
owned the entire block bounded by
Forsyth, Mitchell and .,elson streets
and Madison avenue, and in which
were located the Schessinger-Meyer 4
company. Branch E of the city post
office, the Liquid Carbonic company.
a branch of Central Trust & Banking '
company and many smaller concerns.
The fire was discovered in the ele- I
ator shaft of the Schlessinger build
ing and is supposd to have originated
from crossed wires running to the
motor which operated the elevator.
By the time the firemen had arrived e
the flames had broken through the
roof of this building and owing to a
light water presure, it was impossible
to check their progress. In a short
time this structure was completely d
gutted and the fire was eating its
way through the Station B of the
Atlanta postoffice where mails re
ceived from the terminal station just
across the square are distributed.
The employers of the postoffice, c
however, by quick work managed to d
save all the mail and most of the t
Jumping across Mitchell street, the 9
flames made short work of the Ter-It
minal hotel. the Terminal annex,
Childs' annex, at which point the 1
firemen succeeded in checking the
~mslaught on the north side of Mit- C
hell street. On the south side, how
ver, the flames continued to sweep
verything in their path until Forsyth
street was reached, gutting the build- s
ngs occupied by McClure's Ten Cent1
store, the brach bank of the Central
anking and Trust company, the Par- t
gon Srspender company, Moon Shoe
store and the Liquid Carbonic com
The Schlessinger building extended
half a block on Nelson street and
from it the flames soon jumped to' t
umerous strucures on Forsyth street
nd destroying the places occupied by V
Alverson Bros. Grocery company, the;
Bingers Frame Maufacturinig com
any, and he Walker Cooley Furni I
ture company. A strong west wind I
aied the flames and scattered burn-!.
ug embers over the whole business
ction of the city, threatening for a
time to cause even greater loss. I
The firemen had many narrow es- t
capes from falling walls, but noin
juries of a sericus nature are report
The guests from the hotels an-d j
rooming houses in the burned section
succeeding in saving most of their I
effects having been warned in time
to remove their trunks, which were
piled on the plaza in front of the Ter
minal station, from which point their
owners and many early risers watch
ed the progress of the fire.
SEVENTY-TWO MEN SAVED.
Rescued by Heroric Life Savers from!
Seventy two men who tor more
h~n twenty four hours had been fac-:
ag death in a raging sea near Fire
Island. were rescued from the cruprib-'
ting hulk of the big German ship
Peter Rickmners early Friday.
Their rescue was effected after one
f the most trying experiences the
iif' savers on this exposed coast had
ever been called upon to face. No
less than a dozen times hope of say
ing the men on the doomed ship was!
all but abandoned. and it was only
the easing of the gale and terrific
seas that made their rescue possible.
Fortunately not a man was lost!
and it is believed that no one of~
them suffered any permanent harm
is a result of their long fight against
teth. The great steel ship, one of!
the finest sailing vessels that ever
rode a sea. is a total wreck. *
KILLED BY TRAIN ROBBERS.
Safe Opened and Contents Stolen by
Train robbers who boarded a Den
ver and Rio Grande train at Cast le
Rock. Col., shot and killed Expr'ess
Messenger Wright. From the dead
mesenger' the robbers took the keys
to a small safe in the baggage car.
which they opened and took out the
cotents, in all w:o,h less than a
thousand dollars. The big safe in
the car. which contained a large sum
-of monay, was tampered with, but
-the robbers were unable to enter it.
Wright was found lying in a pool 6f
blood hbeside tie big Safe. *
New York Banquet Where Whites
Dined With Negroes.
WILL HURT BLACKS
Says the Senate. Who Declares the
Incident Makes Progress Toward
Inevitable Catastrophe. He Asserts
that Northern Feeling Differs Very
Little in the Race Question From
Senator Tillman gave on last Fri
day to a representative of the Atlan
ta Journal a ringing interview in
which he spoke in his characteristic
fashion of a banquet recently given
in New York and attended by white
and negro men and women, who sat
side by side at the banquet tables.
Senator Tillman was severe in his
condemnation of the banquets, and
stated that the speeches made were
tot for New Yorkrs, but specially for
southern consumption, as was indicat
.d by some of the orators -of the oc
The story of the banquet which
voked the sentiments expressed by
senator Tillman appeared recently in
he Washington Post. the Philadel
hia Telegraph and the Washington
rimes, and all the eastern and west
rn dailies. The entertainment was
iven under the auspices of the Cos
no olitan society of New York. White
omen were sandwiched between ne
;ro men. and listened to speeches ty
iegroes which advocated intermarri
tge as a solution of the race problem.
Sonme of those present were Harold
. Villard, editor of the New York
Dvening Post; William H. Ferris. a
egro graduate of Harvard; "Cap
ain" H. A. Thompson, a negro who
aid he was a soldier at San Juan
fill; Miss Mary W. Ovington, a
hite woman prominent in settlement
Fork in Brooklyn. who sat between
wo negro men, and Edward C. Walk
president of the Sunrise CYul,.
Fhich sanctioned the rec'':t "af
nity" idea of F. P. Earle. who rook
notion to quit his wife for another
roman he liked better and whom he
esignated as his "affinity."
Such ideas Senator Tillman stated
hat the south would forever resist at
very hazard. He said that the best
ay to eliminate the suggestion of
ocial equality was to remove politi
al quality, and that the best way to
o this is by the repeal of the fifteen
h amendment and the modification of
he fourteenth. This not having
een done, it was pointed out that
he states of the black belt, with the
ingle exception of Georgia, had taken
gal steps to disfranchise large num
ers of negroes, and that it was the
uty of Georgians to join her sister
tates by the passage of a similar
"My views on the race problem."
ays Senator Tiliman, "are so well
nown, by reason of the great num
er of lectures I have delivered on
e subject, that I do not know that
tis worth while to discuss this lat
st phase of it. But this nneident,
rival in itself, only marks the rapid
rogress we are making toward the
aevitable catastrophe. I have con
ended for years that existing condi
ions can inevitable have but one end
-loody race conflicts
*This banquet, 'or dinner, or what
ever you call it, at which a few
anatics like Villard and other white
neni of that ilk, had drummed up a
at of denegrade or lunatic white wu
en, to illustrate their practice of
ocial equality and launched the pro
aganda of amalgamation between
he race, will do no harm in New
ork, and it was not intended to
rfeet conditions there- It was de
igned for southern consumption and
o affect the south- For instance, Dr.
~erris, the colored M-arv~ard graduate,
mphasized p1. hen he said:
" This . ., .ns more to the negro
f the black belt of the north.' The
ncident is a revival of the old scheme
f those radicals who, with Thad
~tevens and Charles Sumner, caused
he re-construction deviltry in the
~outh in '68. That Stevens practiced
niscegnationi. and Charles Sumner
mdorsed it. and nothing but the im
erial manhood of the southern white
-eople-menl and women alike--sav
ad our civilization then.
'The negro newspapers throughout
:he country will publish and send
roadcast over the south this story
f black nmen and white women sitting
lown to dinner, with what results I
aeed not say. Roosevo.-lt's luncheon
with Broker Washington caused un~
told mischief, and, as one of these
sneakers said. 'conditions are goimg
o get worse in the south before the':'
get better.' When the colored people
get educated. th whites in the South
will have to recognize them.' Closing
his statement with assertion that 'de
portationl is implossible, then it niust
be amalgomfation and education.
" A few stat istics will indicate what
this means- South Carolina has 225.'
000 more negroes than whites: bs.
sissippi. 265,000 more negroes than
whites- and th~e six southern states of
South Carolina. G'eorgia, Alabama,
Florda. Slississipp~i and Lomisiana.
constitutinlg the blaek belt. have- 39.
000 more negroes than whites. Y't.ur
own state of Gieorgia has over l.006.
000 negroes and less thanT 20A 00~
white majorit y.
"If this p-ogram of the '..uIards
should be car'-ied out, the future tray
eler through the heart of the Confed
racy, when the niixinlg of the races
has been completed. could discover
nothing here except mulattoes, ol
even a darker admixture. It is need
less to say t hat this will never occur,
because, if deportation is impossible.
the destructionl of the black race ia
not. And those who sow the wind
may live to reap the whirlwind
"I know better than any othei
souhern man for I have tested it
that the northern feeling on thi:
I motion differs very little from ou
TWO BAD MEN.
WRO MUST BE HUNTING JUDGE
Negroes Abduct a Woman and After
Robbing Her Leave Her i. the
A dispatch from Charlotte says
John Boyd. a one-armed negro, who
is bell boy at the Selwyn hotel, and
Wilson, another negro hackman,
have just been bound over under a
$1,000 bond each to await trial at
the next term of criminal court on a
very grave charge, that of robbing a
welldressed lady, who gives her name
as Mrs. J. M. Morgan of Atlanta, and
who was stopping at the Euford
hotel. Mrs. Morgan was found in
the woods near the city, wandering
about in a stupefied condition. A
tenant on a farm discovered her and
summoned the police Rwho have been
diligently investigating the case. with
the result that sufficient evidence was
I found against the negroes to hold
them on the charge above stated.
According to the story told by Mrs.
Morgan, and which story i:; 'tacked
up by circumstantial evidence, Mrs.
Morgan took a cab to go to the depot.
Instead of taking her to the station
the two negroes are said to have held
her in the carr'eage and to have
carried her to the woods, where she
was later found unconscious.
She says she was robbed of two
diamonds worth $200. Dr. Boyd
was the star witness at the trial. He
told of finding Mrs. Morgan with her
arm badly bruised and her oody badly
bruised. He says she was in a dazed
condition, as if she had been doped.
He further testified that he saw in
the woods where she was found a
plac where a struggle had taken
'A bottle was found nearby and a
number of matches. A watch charm
was found near the scene of the
struggle which belonged to John
Boyd, a vicious negro bearing a b'ad
reputaiton. At this time full details
of the case have not been ascertaned,
but the further the matter is probed
the more dastardly becomes the crime
chargd against the two negroes. Mrs.
Morgan had been at the Buford sev
eral days and was well dressed and of
Broke Into Fever Hospital and Stole
A. dispatch from London says that
on Saturday burglars went to an
unknown extreme when, disregarding
a number of cases of malignant fever,
they broke into the fever hospital, on
Seagrave road, Fulham, and made
away with valuables estimated to be
The money had been drawn out of
the bank to pay the wages of the em
loyes. In order to reach the office
here the money was kept it was
necessary for the thelves to pass
through several wards where patients
were lying. No one saw them, but
arks evidenced where they forced
n entrance to the building. *
A dispatch from New York says
with the aid of the breeches buoy,
ifesavers early Saturday rescued
from the tank steamship Washington
stranded off Monmouth beach, her
captain and crew of 36 men. It is
expected that the steamsl'Ii will be
floated at next high tide.
own. And if the Republican natio
l convention shall adopt the Ohio
program of redr .ing southern repre
sentation it would be the duty of the
Democratic convention to meet it
with a plank declaring 'this is a
white man's country and white men
must govern it.'"
In answer to the question whether
such a plank would gain us votes in
the North, Senator Tillman said "If
the Republicans should press the
issue. I have no earthly doubt of it.
Southern men would only have to go
among the northern people and dis
cuss the question as I have done,
boldly and frankly. No Republican
speaker can meet the arguments and
facts that can be presented, and the
feeling of caste. race superiority is as
indelibly fixed there as here. The
question never will se settled
until the North shall agree to the re
peal of the fifteenth amendment and
modification of the fourteenth, so as
to set at rest once for all the negro's
aspirations social equality, by taa1'3g
from him political equality, or leav
ing it to each state to settle:"
When asked if the action of South
ICarolina in regard to negro suffrage
was unanimous Senator Tillman said
"ln a manner yes, and then agaim, no.
because there was considerable dis
cussion and threats in certain quar
ters of mobilizing the n'egro vote
tand controlling the state constitution
al convention by those who claimed
to be the guardians of vested interest
and corporations. If you should ev
er have a death grapple in Georgia
along these lines and your negroes
are not disfranchised, you can readily
understand how many thousands of
them would have their taxes paid so
that their votes could be used at the
"It is well understood now by a
great many northern people that the
negroes are the balance of power in
many northern and border states.
such as New York. New Jersey. Del
aware; Maryland. Kentucky, West
Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and
Kanas. and there is intense biia~r
ess of feeling in Washington because
oo the impending control of the n:
I onal Republican convention byv ne
gr deegates from the South. who.
said to me, cani deliver no electoral
votes. but will nominate a man for
the safe Republican states to elect.
"The South. and least of all Geor
gia, cannot afford to yield one incli
or father in this conflict. Our civili
ation, and everything which makes
Ife worth living, depends on it. And
all other issues sink into insigucifi
ane in comparison.
HISTORY OF COTTON.
SOME FIGURES THAT DEEPLY
CONCERN TIUS SECTION.
Extracts From a Speech Made in
Congress by Representative Hcftin
More than 3,000 years ago cotton
was found growing in India and Her
odotus tells us fhat the natives called
it "tree wool." He said:
"They made clothes of this tree
wool and claimed that it exceeded in
beauty and goodness the wool of the
In 1492 Columbus found cotton
growing in the West Indies and it is
certain that coton came to Jamestown
with our fathers in 1607, for it was
cultivated that year in Virginia. Pick
ett, in his history of Alabama, tells 1
us that as early as 1728 cotton flour- t
ished in Louisiana. Mississippi and
How to seperate the cotton from d
the seed was an important problem I
with our fathers, and this tedious t
task was performed with the fingers. o
So slow was the process that four
pounds of lint per week was as much
as a good hand could do. 1
In 1728 there was great rejoicing h
in tl'e South when a man in Phila- a
delphia invented a machine for sep- t<
erating seed and lint, and this ma
chine could turn out only ten pounds t
of lint per day. Not until Ely Whit- a
ney, of Georgia, invented the saw o:
gin in 1793, was this feature of the e,
cotton problem solved. The first c(
cotton gin operated by any other than R
hand was run by water in Fairfield, ti
S. C.. by James Kincaid, in 1:95. V,
For a long time spinning and weav- c<
Ing were done by individuals and 6
families in their homes. They used v
the little hand carder, the one-thread
spinning wheel and the wooden loom. h
These were followed by the inventions cc
of Cartwright, Wyatt and others, the
carding engine, the spinning jinney St
and the power loom, all run by steam, h
and the manufacture of cotton be- hi
came one of the most important in
dustries in the world. d,
In 1784 we exported from the fc
United States eight bales of cotton to H
England, and this fibre had been VE
seperated from the seed by th hand. tb
At Annapolis. Md., in a political con
vention, 1786, James Madison of B
Virginia, the author of the Federal fa
Constitution said in a speech: "The
United States wIl one day become a
great cotton-producing country." We ly
were then producing 5.000 bales.
Mr. Madison's prediction has come
true. The S outh produces 80 per )
ent. of the world's crop of cotton. B
This cotton belt is 1,450 miIs long G
from east to west and 500 a wide fc
and has in it about . . 000,000 u:
In .1880 the amount of capital in
vested in cotton mills in the South st
ras $2-,000,000, and today we have el
nvested in this important industry a
lttle over twelve times that amount',
Twenty-five years ago the SoutnA
had only 600,000 cotton spindles and
oday we have about 10,000.000. In'
1890 there were :336 cotton mills inlB
the South and now we have oveB
600. Great Britain, or the UntdB
Kingdom, is the greatest cotton man-B
ufacturing country in the world, and B
has over 40,000,000 spindles.C
America stands next to the motherC
ountry with 26.0003,000 spindles.
Germany comes third with 9,000,000C
spidles. Russia is fourth with 7.-C
000.000 spindles, and France is fifth C
with 6,000,000 spindles. I
In 1906 New England cotton mills D
onsumed i,349,478 bales of cotton, D
and In the same year our Southern E
mills consumed 2,374,225 bales; 23,- F
000 hales more than our Northern I
mills consumed. This is a splendid
showing for the South when you re- G
member that the North has nearly G
twice as many spindles as we have.
There is one fact. howwever, connect-H
d with both that -we applaud. and ~
that both Northern and Southern
mils consumed more cotton than L
ever before. We are the greatest L
otton producing people in the world,L
with the cheapest and best manufac
turing facilities on earth.
England leads in exporting cotton
goods, and Germany is second in the
ist: the United States is third andC
France is fourth. Last year the Unit
ed States imported more cotton goods
than she sold or exported. England,
or the United Kingdom. exports everyj
year more yards of cottcn cloth than
our American mills produce for both
home and outside trade.
During the calendar year ending
Deember, 1906, the United Kingdom1
exported cotton manufactuires to the
value of $484,000,000, and the Unit-l
ed States, during the same period, ex
ported cotton manufactures to the
value of $52,00.,000 and yet we ex
ported twice as much as we did in
FAST BICYCLE RIDING
Caused the Death of a Colored Boy at t
A colored boy about 13 years old s
'was killed Monday morning in Spar- o
tanburg by b~eing thrown from a bi- -
cycle. The boy was riding down the'
street at a great speed when he cameia
icollision with acolored woman and t
was thrown over the han~dle bas s, re- v
eiving such a severe blow on the
left side of his head that death r--j
ulted in a fe-x n.inuts'.. Tl 'm
ored boy was employed at Wrighton's
market, and had been up South
Church street to do some errand.
Coming back he speeded down Kirby
Hill. which is the custom of nine-j
tenths of the cyclists.- The ice wa
gon was standing in th' street. and
Mrs Connor's servant girl was get
ting a piece of ice. As she turned!
from behird the wagon the bicycle
was upon her. There was no time
for her to get out of the way. or for
the boy to turn his wheel, so there '
was a collision. Strange to say, the i.
wo.- n wr., not injured.b
The South Carolina Democracy
Will Vote For Him.
THE DETAILED VOTE.
I Majority of the Delegates to the
State Convention Instructed to Vote
for Instructed Delegates to the
National Democratic Convention
Who Will Vote for the Great Com
There will be 332 members of the
tate convention, two for each of the
2 senators and two for each of the
24 representatives. Of these 332
here are 170 who are instructed by
heir county conventions to vote for
elegates to the national convention
rho will support Wm. J. Bryan for
be presidency. This is a majority
f 8, definitely instructed.
The Columbia State says of the
62 delegates from counties which
ave not instructed delegates, there
re quit? a -number who will vote
instruct for Bryan. In some coun
es the matter was not brought up
t all, in other counties resolutions
f endorsement for Bryan were adopt
IL but the delegation to the State
ynvention were not instructed. In
.ichland, for instance, the conven
on took no action, and these 10
)tes are placed in the uninstructed
>lumn, although it is known that
ve and probably more of the ten will
>te for an instr uctcd delegation
Ex-Gov. D. C. Heyward said that
a will go to the Stat> I-emoncratie.
>nvention a Bryan man. If e .is not
itirely wedded to the idea of In
ructing the delegates to denver, but
does believe in endorsing most
.artily Mr. Bryan's career.
Gen. Wilie Jones, who is a caudi
ite to go to Denver. is outspoken
r Bryan. Both Gen. Jones and Got.
eyward have attended national con
ntions before. Therefore it appears
at the majority elected from Rich
nd county will favor endorsing
ryan, the county convention having
iled to instruct the delegates one
ay or the others, resolutions on
>th sides being tabled simultaneous
There was a strong Bryan senti
ent in Barnwell, and Chester, and
'illiamsburg, Lexington endorsed
ryan. Nothing has been heard from
sorgetown and these counties, there
re, are put in tne uninstructed col
nn, although as a matter of fact
ere are perhaps a score ofthe 162
hich may be counted upon for in
ruction and a few others may be
assed as "doubtful," but are classi
id as "uninstructed" in order to err
the side of liberty.
amberg.. .... ...... 6
irnwell.... ....-.-..-.-. S
~aufort.. ............S .
arkeley.. .. .... ........
arleston.. .. ......1
erokee....-..-...-- 6 --
lleton.. .. .....-.-.-..-..
orchester .... .. .---..
dgefield.... ....-.-.-.-.-. 6
eorgetown.. -. 6.
reenwood......-- . --
ampton.. .. .-..--.-......6
orry.......... .-6 -
aurens....... ..-.---- S --
exington ....--.--.--..-- ..
arlboro.. .. ....-...
aion. .---... --..
ewberry..... ...--S -
conee ... --.----...
ickens.....-....- - 6
aluda .... .. --.-...
umter.. .. .---.-...
partanburg.. .. ....--.--...
nion....... --.......6 .
illiamsburg. .. ...... ---8
ork.. ...-.-.-.-... ..10 ..
Totals.. .. .......170 162 -
ft a Fortune But Has Five Years
A Pittsburg. Pa., dispatch says
[oward Hall. a burglar serving a 7
ear sentence at Riverside peni
antiary. has fallen heir to $50,000
brought the death of an uncle in Alle
heny. Hall has yet five years to
erve. and has offered to turn over all
f his new fortune to any one who
ill get him out of prison at once.
he Pittsburg police and L. B. Cook.
n attorney, who is handling the es
ate for the burglar, refuse to di
ulge the name of the dead relative
aying he made his will and died in
noranc'e of the fact that his nephew
as in jail..
IN A BIG HURRY.
Ld Will Land at Charleston. Short
est Route Home.
A cable from Secretary of War
?at from Colon to Mayov Goodman,
>f Pensacola. Fla.. in reply to an in
itation' for him to return to the
states via Pensacola. states that as
iis presence is needed at once in
!ashingtonl, he will take the shortest
-oute. landing at Charleston. S. C..
WILL KILL BATS
BY BURNING PATRICK HENRY'S
Millions of the Pest Have Taken Pos
session of it and People Driven
A dispatch from Aylett, Va., says
I Montville, one of the most famous
and historic places in Virginia, is to
be burned to the ground by its own
owners, the great grandchildren of
Patrick Henry. beca". .e it is overrun
with bats. Since ti' .n weather
began there is no :rig in or near
the place. .Bats i .ne thousands
hang about the gr l parlors- and
spacious bed rooms of the colossal
mansion. Attemt to exterminate
them by poison and with clubs have
They are in every room. They
hang in long stripes, as is their
habit, from the furniture, from the
ceiling, from the walls and they are
in such numbers that they form cur
tains before the windows, darkening
the house during the day. At night
fall they loosen themselves from each
other and dart to the yards in such
numbers that they strike each other
in their flight.
Recently Philip Aylett, one of the
owners of the place and an engineer
attempted to make the house "bat
proof." Every crack, every door, and
every chimney was stopped up, but
the bats found a way to enter. They
coulg get through cracks which
would hardly admit a roach. Mont
ville was built about the time the
Americans drove the English out of
the country, and its woodwork is old
Montville is now owned by the six
children of the late William Aylett.
They inherited the home from their
father, who had inherited it from his
randmother, Elizabeth Henry, who
had married an Aylett. After the
death of William Aylett, half a dozen
years ago, his sons and daughters
married and moved away and Mont-'
ville was rented for the first time
since it was deeded in 1670 to the
first Aylett who came to America by
From the day the lease was signed
bats began to invade the place. The
eesee tried living in the mansion
with his family, but it was impossible.
During the- day there were strings
f bats yards long. The first of the
rewsome creatures would cling to a
piece of woodwork, to the wall, the
window sill., or to a stick of furniture
and his fellows would cling to him,
forming a string of sqeaking, repul
The moment the sun set the string
ould dissolve and the bats would
seek the open, squeezing through the
racks of windows or doors and
through the floors and walls.
The lesse and his family took quar
ters in a cottage 1,000 yards away
nd the manson was abandoned.
The Aylett children offered prizes
o the negroes who could kill the
most bats. A child stood in the
Front door one afternoon and with a
tennis recquet knocked down 2,0001
bats. The negroes for a time came
from every direction, hoping to win
the "bat prize," but after thousands
and thousands of the creatures had
been Put to deaah there was -no ap
Poison was then paced in every
part of the house, but the bats only
seemed to thrive on it. This spring
the bats have become a pest to the
neighborhood, and the owners of the
ld mansion have determined to burn
it to its foundations. The bats can
be got rid of in no other way. *
Congressman Lever Does Not Approve
of the Race D~iscussionl.
The Columbia State says Congress
an A. F. Lever was in the city onj
Saturday on his way to his home ip
Lexington from Sumter. where he!
participated in the farmers' conven
tion Friday. Mr. Lever was well re
eived in Sumter. At the banquet
Friday night his address was received
with pleasure not unmixed with sur
prise. for he spoke very frankly with
reference to the alleged race pro-;
He declared that the people of the.
North are willing to let the people
of the South settle their own pro
les, provided they don't make fools
of themselves inl settling the ques-!
tions. He was very pointed with ref
erence to the wild talk of some peo
pie of the South who in addresses to
Northern audienlces give the wrong
impressionl of the Southern condi
Wlhen asked about ~t he matter by
the Reporter of' The State Saturday
Mr. Lever declared that had it not
leen for the fact that Congressmfanl
Heflin had introduced a ''.lim Crow
:ar bill" for the district of Columbia.!
and subsequently shot a negro, the
State of Ohio would undoubtedly have
gone Democradtic. The negroes of
Ohio would not have voted for Taft.
hut the Hedin affair may change it
aThe State goes on to say that Con
gressfanl Lever' (did not deny that he!
was hitting at Senator Tillman also.
He admitted that he does not approve
f Senator Tillmani's way of usimg
talk which to those that do not know
him is of' the most violent kind. Mr..
Lever's speech at Sumter is said to
have beeni very hold and was well re
Lever declar'ed that friends of his
in congress from Northern States had
declared time and time again that
they are willing to let the South set
tle her problm. and to help the
South if necessary. but they could
o forever resist the appeals of their
constituents in the North when those
constituents are aroused by the wild
talk of men who do not properly rep
resent the views~ of the South. *
TALE OF HORROR
Eleven Bodies Found Burled in
HAD BEEN MURDERED.
Anxiety of John Helgelein Over Dish
appearance of His Brother Leads
to- Discovery of Murdered Bodies
of Two Men, a Woman and Two
Children in Yard of Woman Re
cently Burned to Death.
A dispatch from Laparte, Ind., says
one of the most grewsome murder
mysteries ever unearthed in that sec
tion of the country came to light
Tuesday when the bodies of five per
sons, -all of them murdered,, were
found in the yard in - the home-of
Mrs. Belle Gunness, who, with three
of her children was burned to death
on the night. of April 28.
So far only two of the bodies have
been identified. These are Andrew
Helelee, who came to that city from
Aberdeen, S. D., for the purpose of
marrying Mrs. Gunness, whose ac
quaintance he had made through a
matrimonial bureau. Tht, other is
that of Jennie Olson Gunness, a Chi
cago girl, who had been adopted by
Mrs. Gunness. She disappeared in
September, 1906, and it was said had
gone to Los Angeles to attend school.
The other bodies were those of - a
man and two chiIdien, apparently 1?.
The body of Helgenein was -dis- -
nembered and the arms, legs; trunk
and head were buried in different
parts of th yard. It is believed by
the authorities that Guy Lamphere,
who has been under arrest since the
burning of the Gunness home, on
the charge of murdering Mrs. Gun
tess and her family, committed the
elgelein crime, Lamphere is a car
penter and the manlier'in which the
odyof Higelcin was dismembered
Leads to the belief that it was done
by somebody familiar with the use
>f a. saw.
In some quarters it is believed that
qrs. Gunness may have known some
:hing of the murderers of the five
A possible solution of the Gunness
arm mystery, which was deepened
ednesday when four additional bod
es were' found in the barn yard,: de
eloped Wednesday night. Evidence
:ending to show that the nine dis
nembered corpses unearthed Tues
lay and Wednesday had been ship-,
,ed to Laporte, probably from Chi-,
ago, came to light. The testimony
) draymen who had carted trunks
nd boxes to the Gunness home lent.,
olor to this supposition. The La
)orte police also received information
hat two trunks; consigned to ,'Mrs.
ele Gunness, Laporte, Ind." are
2elp In an express office In Chicago.
Two of the nine mutilated bodies
were identified, with reasonable cer
:ainty. Anton Olson, of Chicago,
lewed the body supposed to be that
f Jennie Olson, 16 years old, foster
laughter of Mrs. Gumiess, and pro
tounced it to be that of his daughter.
sister of the girl, Mrs. Leo Olan-.
er, of Chicago, confirmed the
Ask K. Helegein, 'whose inquires
~egarding his missing brother, An
irew, led to the first dscoveries on
:he death haunted farm, became sure
:hat tbe largest and - best preserved
f the corpses is that of his brother,
L~gainst this identification, however,
s the result of the autopsy perform
d on this body by Dr. J. H. Meyer.
.He found conditions which, to his
ind, proved that the man perished
Long after Andrew Helegein disap
ered last January. Dr. Meyer said
he corpse showed evidence of having
been in the ground less than two
eeks. Ask Helegein, however. re
~used to be convinced by these find
~ngs, and his certainty led the coroner
o accept his identificaticn for the
GEN. BUTLER IN LUCK.
rhe Ex-Seniator. With Two Others, to
Get Large Fee.
A Washington dispatch 'to The
News and Courier says Justice Ashley
. Gould of the District Supreme
ourt, decided Saturday that Senator
wen of Oklahoma, former Senator
Butler of Edgefield, and Wylie 0.
Cox. are entitled to a fee of $75,000,
payment of which from the United
States treasury was enjoined last year.
on complaint of the law firm of
Shellep and Martin of that city. This
firm charged fraud in a ;5,000,000
claim of the Cherokee Indians against
the Government. Justice Gould held
that no fraud had been shown.
WHITE MAN ARRESTED.
n Charge of Assaulting a Young
.Tohn Groves, a white man 55 years
of age, was lodged in jail at Spartan
burg on a warrant charging him with
criminal assault upon the person of
Miss Annie Dobson, a daughter of
John Dobson. a well to do farmer of
the Wellford section.
The warrant for Groves' arrest was
sworn out by Magistrate Dean of
Duncan. The defendant Wvas arrested
at his home at Greer by Constable T.
Walker Moore and brought to Spar
tanburg. He denies his guilt.
Cotton Firm Fails.
Inman and Co.. of Augusta, Ga..
one of the largest cotton firms in
the South has been forced into bank
ruptcy with liabbilities of about $1.
500,000 and assets the same.
Killed by a Rooster.
Max Crockett, Jr., fifteen yeats
old died Wednesday at Lewisburg of
a umnd inflicted by a rooster.