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VOL. XXIII MAXNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1909 _NO.26
For Associate Justice on thi
BY LARGE MAJORIfl
Over Mr. J. S. Cathron, Who Is j
Member of the House of Represen
tative From Greenville County
How the Members Voted on th4
Last Ballot, When Hydrick Won
Columbia, Feb. 12.-A deadlocl
lasting through thirty-seven ballotE
was broken last night by the electior
of D. E. Hydrick, of Spartanburg,
as Associate Justice of !te State Su
preme Court to succeed Ira B. Jones,
who was recently elected Chief Jus
tice of the same Court. The fol
lowing account of the election is
taken from The State:
It became apparent'during the bal
lot taken the day before and the
ballots taken yesterday morning that
Mr. Hydrick was gaining rapidly and
with Messrs Cathron and Sheppard
still in the race the ballot would
have been indefinitely prolonged and
that legislation would have been
It was no surprise. 'therefiore,
when Senator 'Weston announced
last night that he was authorized
to withdraw the name of Mr. John
C. Sheppard. ..Mr. Sheppard had
received a magnificent vote and he
was gratified with the support of
his friends, but he felt that it would
be but prolonging a final decision to
allow his name 'o be used longer.
Mr. Weston and other- members
of the Richland delegation then cast
their votes solidly for Mr. Hydrick
and with the other changes it was
shown early in the final collection
that -Mr. Cathron, was defeated.
Mr. Cathron is one of the most
popular members of the House. He
had strong support from the time
of his entry. The name of John
C. Sheppared also carried a large
number of members and Mr. Hydrick
had from the start a strong organi
zation. Therefore it was evident that
,.there would be a deadlock until one
of these three names was withdrawn.
The ballots taken yesterday were
First baflot-Cothran, 48; Hy
drick, 63; Sheppard, 50.
Second ballot-Cothran, 47; Hy
drick, 68; Sheppard, 46.
Third ballot-Cothran, 47; Hy
drick, 71; Sheppard, 43.
Fourth ballot--Cothran, 40; Hy
drick, 75; Sheppard, 46.
After' this ballot the name of Mr.
Sheppard was withdrawn and the
final ballot resulted as follows:
Cothran, 57; Hydrick', 103.
The -election of Mr. Hydrick was
then formally announced. The ele
vation of Mr. Hydrick as associate
justice means the election of a cir
cuit court judge for his unexpired
The Electing Ballot,
The following was the final bal
Senators Bass. Bates, Carlisle. Car
peniter, Clifton, Crosson, Earle, For
rest, Griffin, Harvey, Hough, John
son, -Kelley, Laney, Lide McCown,
Otts, Rainsford, Rogers, Smith,
Spivey Stewart, Summers, Town
send, Walker, Wailer, Weston, Wil
*Representatives Amick. Ayer, Bo
die, Bowman, Brice, Brown. f'. M4.
Bfyan, W. D. Bryan, Bunch, Can
trell,s Carter, Coker, Dick, Dingle,
Dixon, I. Edwards, Foster, Fultz,
$,arris, Gasque, J. P. Gibson, W. J.
Gibson,- Glasscock, Graham, Green,
Hall, Harmon, Hines, Hollis, Horger,
Hughes, Hydrick, Irby, Jackson,
Kibler, Lawson, Lee, Leland, Leng
nick, McColl, McEachern, Mobley, Mc
Mahon, Moseley, Nesbitt, Niver, Nun
nery, Pauling, Richards, Ridge11,
W. L. Riley, Robertson, Roessler,
D. C. Sanders, 0. K. Sanders. Sawyer,
Seibels, Shuler, Shuler, Sing
leton, C. A. Smith. M4. L. Smith.
Spears, Stanley, Stubbs, J. D. Sul
livan, SuyCam, Way, Wiggins, Wil
liams, 0. D. A, Wilson, W. B. Wil
son, Wright, Wyche.
Senator Appelt, Black, Christen
sen, Croft. Graydon, Hardin, John
ston, Mauldin, McKeithan, Mont
gomery, Muckenfuiss, Sinkler, Sul
Representatives Whaley, Ashley.
Berg, Bowers, Boyd, Browning.
Carey, Carrigan, Carwile, Celey, Cla
ry, Cosgrove, Daniel, Doar, Duvall,
E. C. Edwards, Fraser. Greer, Grif
fin. Hamer, Harris, Harrison, Harri
son, Lane, League. Mann, Mars,
Mauldin, Nicholson, Patterson, Ruck
er, Scarborough, Simkins, K. P.
Smith, P. P. Sullivan, Tobias, Todd,
ttsey, Vander, Hprst, Wade, Wells,
A Hold-Up at Greenville.
Greenville, Feb. 11.--Last nighi
at 7:30 o'clock while on their wal
home, A. Baron and E. Kantor were
held up on the outskirts of the citl
by two men - and relieved of $111
in cash. The highwaymen had
shotgun and tied into the wood
immediately after. Sheriff Poole wa
-noticed and soon gave chase, bu
no clue was obtained as to the idea
tity of the men.
. Took a Hot Bath.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 1 0.-Divin
headlong into a vat of scalding wate
.Phillip Otto, a cooper ended his hf
tonight. A widower with six chil
dren, he became despondent over fi
nancial matters and for thrtee day
ha been bidding friends goodbye.
AID FOR A BOAT
THAT LAY HELPLESS OFF CAPE
Summoned by Wireless, and Seven
Ships Hasten to Aid a Distressed
New York, Feb. 11.-Thanks to
a wireless summons sent by the
steamer El Norte of the Southern.
Pacific Steamship Company, six oc
ean-going vessels and the revenue
cutter Onondaga are keeping more or
less distant watch tonight on the
barkentine Matanzas, bound for
Philadelphia from Fernandina, and
sighted 12 miles southeast of the
Diamond Shoals lightship, flying sig
nals of distress in a northeast gale.
The El Norte came up with the
barkentine yesterday and stood by
her until daylight, while the crew
jettisoned her cargo of lumber.
A wireless message sent by the
El Norte to owners of the Matanzas
here apprised them of the plight of
the barkentine. A similar message
sent to the four winds was picked
up by the steamer Comus of the Sou
thern Pacific Steamship Company,
which hastened to the assistance of
the disabled ship. The El Norte
then proceeded upon assurance from
the captain of the Matanzas that he
could keep his vessel afloat.
When the Comus came up with
the barkentine a few hours later the
water was gaining on the men at
the pumps at the rate of a foot an
hour, and her captain decided to
stand by. A wireless message sent
by him to the Hatteras station and
out to sea a. thousand miles brought
the steamer Larimer of the J. M.
Guffey Petroleum Company to the
scene and the two vessels stood
guard over the little sinking craft
until 5 o'clock this afternoon when
she was reported 43 miles northeast
of the Diamond Shoals lightship.
The Larime then proceeded, leaving
the Comus on guard.
The Comus and the Cape Hat
teras station are in wireless commu
nication with the revenue cutter On
ondaga, which is hurrying to the as
sistance of the Matanzas and with
the Prince Eitel Frederick of the
Hamburg-American line en route
from Jamaica to New Ycrk; the Co
manchie of the Clyde line, on her
way from New York to Jacksonville;
i#he Seminole of the Clyde line.
bound from Turk's Island to New
York, and the Lampasas of the Mal
lory line, out from New York for
Tampa, so that the barkentine will
not want for assistance should it be
RELIGION FAST ADVANCING.
Remarkable Progress Outlined in i
Paper Read at Chicago.
Chicago, Ill., Feb. 10.-Remarka
ble progress in religious education
was outlined in a paper read by Prof.
Gee. Albert Coe, of Northwestern
University, at today's session of the
Convention of the Religious Educa
The future is not less bright, re
cording to another paper delivered
by Henry Churchill King, presid-mnt
of the Oberlin College. The astound
ing progress of the Christian relig
ion in the Orient, particularly in
Japan, during the last fifty years,
was dwelt on by Prof. Edward C.
Moozm, of Harvard.
At the business session Prof.
George Albert Coe, of Northwestern
University, was- elected president of
JUROR DROPS DEAD. -
Mr. J. E. Hill Expires in Yorkville
Yorkville, Feb. 9.-Quite a sea
sation was created in the court
house yesterday morning. Mr. J.
C. Hill, a substantial farmer and
citizen of Bullocks Creek township,
who was a juror at this term of
court, walked into the room and in
a few minutes after sitting down he
fell over into the arms of a friend
and expired before a physician could
reach him. Heart failure was said
to be the cause of his death. He
ii-ved at the Roseboro place, twelve
miles from Chester, was 50 years
old and leaves a widow and several
.hildren, two of them grown.
ELECTORAL VOTE COUNTEfl.
Taft and Sherman D~eclared Presi
dent and Vice-President.
Washington, Feb. 1 0-With sim
ple but impressive ceremonies, the
counting of the electoral vote for
Dresident and Vice-President oc
curred today at a joint session of the
Senate and House of Representatives,
held in the chamber of the lower
body. W'illiam H. Taft. of Ohio.
and James S. Sherman, of New York,
'were officially declared to be the
choice of the people for the term
beginning March 4 next. The count
consumed exactly forty minutes.
DIED A HERO.
Young Man Drowned Trying to Save
Albrtng.ield, Mass., Feb. 10.
AbrC.Heimsath, 26 years old, of
Cleveland. Ohio, president of the se
nior class of the International Y.~
M. C. A. training #cv~ol in this
-city, and Miss Gertrude Hurd. 18
years old. of this city, broke through
thin ice on Waterhops Pond, adjoin
ing the school tonight, and both
were drowned. Heimsath regained
his footing immediately after going
into the water and had an excel--I
lent chance to save himself. but went
ba for the girl and perished.
PLEAD FOR LIFE
Some Substantial Evidence in an
Aiken Murder Case.
HEARD HER BEGGING
For Her Life, and Then Heard
Screams and Blows-One Witness
Declared That Mrs. Lowe Resign
ed in Favor of Another Woman,
Who Had Supplanted Her.
Aiken, Feb. 10.-A very interest
in case is being tried at the present
term of our court, being that of
Sovereign Lowe and Lee Boyd, charg
ed with the murder of Lowe's wife.
The case had not proceeded far
before it was discovered that Boyd
had nothing to do with the crime,
and the judge instructed the jury
to bring in a verdict of not guilty
in his case. Lowe is now being
tried and the testimony against him
so far is very damaging.
was that of Alford Glover, who re
was that of Alfard Glover, who re
sided a short distance from the
Lowe's house. He said about three
o'clock on the night of the murder,
he heard Mr. Garry Toole call him,
and he went out, and when he got
>ut of the house, he heard a wo
man scream in the direction of
Lowe's house, and he went to the
corner of the fence a few feet from
the door. Here he heard sCreams,
and a woman begging for her life.
He said he recognized the voice as
that of Mrs. Lowe, and he heard
a man striking blows and cursing,
and he recognized this voice as that
Dr. H. Hastings Wyman, Jr., testi
ied that he assisted in the second
axamination of Mrs. Lowe's body,
tnd made a dissection. He found
er neck broken. and corroborated
he testimony of the other physic
ans. A very important point in the
>hysician's testimony was that they
Vere of the opinion that the bruises
)n her person were made before
Coroner Johnson held the inquest.
-e. first went to Lowe's house on
lay of her death, but did not hold
nquest; again visited that section
)n following Saturday, at instigation
if mother of deceased. Remains
were disinterred, but body qio:: tak
n out of coffin. Again held vn ex
mination on following Wednesday.
when the physicians made a dis
ection. Neck was limber, as was
so the hands. The defendant did
ot object to the holding of the in
The negro Alford Glover, said on
ross examination that he did not
estify to what he told today, at
he coroner's inquest because he was
fraid to do so, as his brother had
een waylaid and killed. He also
laid that threats had been made
gainst him since the crime, if he
aid tha' he had heard Lowe say
aid that he had heard Low say
hat his wife had come home one
ay, and wrote on the wall that she
ould "resign in favor of another
roman" and would leave Lowe.
The State then rested its case.
he first witness the defense called
as Mr. Garry Toole, who resided
lear the Lowe house. He said so
*ar as he knew the defendant and
s wife were on good terms. Said
e got up about three o'clock on the
orning in question, and called to
Lford Glover; said he heard no
~creams; knew that Mrs. Lowe' had
sore on cheek; said he saw face
'as black after death, and that
,reast and throat were discolored.
Olivia Boyd testified that Mrs.
..owe could not write, consequently
oiild not write the inscription on
aowe's house. Saw blue place on
eck; looked like bloodshot mark:
ueck was stiff. (Witness was the
'other woman" referred to in the
c'riting on wall of house.) Jennie
Ltkinsn said shd wrote the inscrip~
ion on Lowe's house.
Two witnesses here testified that
he neck of the deceased svas limber
t the inquest.
'Lee Boyd. the acquitted defendant.
)eing sworn said he was with Lowe
unday afternoon and night: said
Lowe was not drunk; Lowe. after
eing in bed a few minutes. said he
'as sick, and got up, and went out.
Witness then went to sleep: was
wakened at about three o'clock
a'hen Lowe looked at clock, and went
ack to sleep. Short time after that~
.as awakened by Lowe calling his
vife. Boyd and Lowe got up. struck
t light and found Mrs. Lowe dead.
slept in same room.
Lowe, the defendant, was next
placed on the stand; said he had
everal drinks on afternoon before
Mrs. Lowe's death. YHe told prac
tically same story as Boyd, finding
his wife dead. Boyd went to Mrs.
Garry Toole's and then several came
o his house. Denied that she met
violence at his hands. Said wife
was not sick.
Found Him Guilty.
Aiken. Feb. 11.--The jury~in the
:ase against Sovereign Lowe, charg
d wvith the murder of his wife, Mrs.
Rainey Lowe, rendered a verdict of
guilty this afternoon, after having
the case under consideration for
less than two hours. The verdict
carries with it a recommendation to
mercy of the court, and this will
save the prisoner's neck. Lowe has
not yet been sentenced, but he will
receive a lite sentence.
The ease was given to the jury this
afternon after about two days and
several hours had been consumed in
the trial of the case.
A very large crowd was in the
court room when the verdict was
read. The spectators have evinced
the keenest interest in the case
+t--ouhu the trial
A BOLD HOLD UP
IN THE CITY OF GREENVIL
There Were Two Highwaymen a
They Got the Sum of One Hi
Greenville, Feb. 12.-The Ne
says two masked men held up Mess
Eli Kantor and A. Baron on Towi
street Wednesday night and took t
sum of $100 frcm the latter. T
hold-up occurred between the re
dence of Mr. Torn Sloan and that
Sheri:1 Poole about 7:30 o'cloi
but the- fact did not become gener
ly known until yesterday as the i
ficers desired that it be kept fr
the public for a time.
Messrs. Kantor and Baron wc
together and the latter had $1
in his trousers' pocket and $200
his watch pocket. The money
the watch pocket was not taken, t
highwaymen forgetting to look
.it. A gun was taken off of the v:
tim's person and Messrs. Baron a:
Kantor were then told to beat
hasty retreat up the hill. TI
Sheriff Ppole was notified of t
hold-up and he at once notified I
deputy, Mr. J. S. Hunsinger. . T
search for the 'bOghwaymen w
continued until late in the night, b
no arrests were made. Deputy Sh(
iff Hunsinger stated last-night th
they thought they had the right m
spotted and that there would prob
bly be some developments shortly.
The two men were masked ai
Messrs. Baron and Kantor are ther
fore unable to give any descripti<
of them. The officers have a clu
however, which will lead to the
detention in all probability.
Messrs. Kantor and Baron noti
ed the highwaymen some feet ahe,
of them but did not pay any sDeci
attention to them until a gu" w:
thrown in their faces and they we
ordered to throw up their hand
which they did. Both were tak<
completely by surprise. Mr. Kant,
did not have any money on his pe
A passer-by was ordered to g
on up the street and that quic
He complied with the orders of tl
highwaymen. After having securi
all of the booty they could find tl
same order was given Messrs. Kan
or and Baron. One of these askt
the highwaymen which way tho
wished them to go and the reply w
"up the hill.' These gentlemen ca
ried out instructions and hence d
not see which way the robbers r
The robbery was one of the boli
est committed in this city in mai
years and every effort will. be mat
to locate the guilty parties.. T
officers hope to catch them and ma:
an example of them so that thel
will be no more robberies of th
kind in the city.
Just why the officers wished
keep the affair a secret is hard
conjecture, but no 'publicity we
given it until yesterday. The new
once started, soon spread all ovi
the city and was a topic of gener
conversation 'all day. Mr. Barn
is the proprietor of a pawn shi
on Main street.
SHOULD B3E HANDLED.
Two Rowdies Behaved Very Bad
at a Country School.
Sp'artanburg, Feb. 10.-A speci
dispatch to a local paper from La:
drum, in the upper edge of th
county, says that two boys visitt
the Bennett School, near that plac
several days ago and frightened tl
girls by their outrageous conduc
which was extremely disgustin
One of the bys fired a gunshot in
the crowd, several of the shot stri
ing Miss Smith. a pupil of the schot
in the face. Fortunately the your
lady was some distance away wh<
the shot was fi:-ed and was not ba
ly injured. These young rowdi
should be severely handled by tl
BARN WELL BARBER KILLED.
White Man Shoots Negro Who He
Barnwell, Feb. 11.-Julius Gree
a colored barber, was shot and kill<
here at 2:30 p. m. today by Mr.
F. Baker, a painter. The killi1
occurred in Green's barber sht
It seems that there was some tri
ing trouble between the parties ai
that Green cursed Mr. Baker, w]
left the shop and returned in a fi
minutes, when the killing occurre
Baker admits having shot Gree
and the verdic: of the coroner's ju
was in accordance- with this adm:
Baker is now lodged in the coun
jail. Motion for bail will be made
his attorney ir a few days.
TERDICT~ OF GUILTY.
Driggers Guilty of Murdering I
Sister in Clarendon.
Manning. Feb. 11.-The jury
the case of JT. Frank Driggers, char
ed with the murder of his sis"
Mrs. Mamie Btoseman, at 1 0 o'clc
tonight returred a verdict of guil
with recommendation to mer<
Diggers is the fist man convicted
a capital crime by a Clarendon ju
in the past 11 years. A few wee
ago he shot and killed his sist
about money matters. They bc
DEAL IS ON FOOT
LE TO SHIP OUR COTTON DIRECI
nd 1 Gotenburg Wholesaler, With Larg
In. Holdings in Company Operating
Savannah Line. the Prime Mover
ws The Columbia Record says foi
rs. some time Commissioner E. J. Wat
ies son has striven to Vt the cottoi
he from this state shipped direct tc
he European points, thus avoiding th(
si- profits to middlemen.
of The scheme has lately been fur
3k, thered and to the extent that on the
ai- 15th of the month, Mr. Watson and
f.. Mr. B. Harris, of Pendleton, will go
to Savannah, where they will meet
Mr. Wilhelm Dickson, a director of
the Swedish-American steamship
re company, with headquarters at Got
60 henburg, Sweden.
in The object of the conference is
in to look into the feasibility of open
ing Southern ports for the export
he ing of cotton by regular steamship
ic- ' Mr. Dickson is a prominent ex
nd porter and is greatly interested in
a the scheme above mentioned. On
,is December 1st of last year he wrote
the following letter to Commission
he er Watson relative to the matter:
is "Dear Sir: Being one of the direc
he tors of Captain Lundgren's steam
as ship company, 'Rederl Aktiebolaget
ut Trans-Atlantic,' and having worked
r- with him hand In hand since we
at started proceedings in buying two
?1 small tramp steamers, I am natur
a- ally informed of and fully Initiated
in, as well as greatly interested in,
d your plan of the direct line between
e Charleston and Sweden. I shall be
)n starting on January 16th for New
e, York on other business, but I shall
ir before that go fully through every
thing with my friend Lundgren, and
c- shall have great pleasure in making
an appointment with you when over
al in America to discuss matters, es
as pecially so the matter I herewith
re take the liberty of putting before
"As you are well aware, there is
r is a large cotton export, and also a
r- great rosin export, and these two
different classes of goods would nat
et urally be greatly favored by the now
k projedted lime, and merchants on
your side would naturaly be anxious
of forming good direct connections
le on this side. It is thus my purpose
t- by writing this letter to ask you
d kindly to put me into connection
with people who would be interest
s ed in shipping their 'goods by the
r- direct line, and getting a reliable
id agent over there. I thus propose to
e- take up these agencies. I am pre
pared to take up any big article
you put before me, but of course,
l I am only wishing to touch the
wholesale trade and make a large
turnover. I am myself carrying on
1ea large export business, and I am
ethus open for such proposals as I
-have named to you.
1s "With regard to my personal
to stan'ding, beg to refer you to
SAktiebolaget Coteborgs kHandelsbank
and Captat~n Lundgren, and besides,
when you were here, you were sure
s, to have heard about me.
al"Hoping to thear from you before
I leave this country, and that you
>shall be able to put before me 'some
proposal which I nmigh take up and
arrange when I get to your side. I
remain, dear sir, hoping ,for a
speedy and lu-cky ' development of
"Yours very truly,
What will be the outcome of the
al conference, of course, is matter of
n- conjecture, but Messrs. Watson and
is Harris will leave no stone unturned
>in the effort to cause the conference
to bear fruit.
ie CHINESE TO MAKE DEMANDS.
t Say They Are Entitled to What
ig New York, Feb. 12.-gInspired by
m the action' of their Pacific coast
d- rethren, the Chinamen in New
es York's Chinatwon are making ar
e rangements to hold a meeting, at
which they will consider means of
obtaining more recognition in this
country. They will hold the. first
ad"We feel," said a prominent Chi
nese, "that we are entitled to as
much consideration as are the Jap
anese, whom we equal in civiliza
n, tion at least. Japan owes much to
ad China for its culture and its lung
C. uages and we do not think it fair
Sthat our race should be segregated
Sin this country while more privil
9eges are allowed to the Japanese.
fi- "The immigration question is com
ad plicated, but we believe that a lim
0 ited number should be permitted to
Wcome to the United States. The pop
d. ulation of Chinatown is being con
n- stantly decreased because of the
ry stringent exclusion laws as now en
s- forced." *
ty GOES UP FOR LIFE.
by__ _ _ _
Aiken Wife Murderer Refused New
Trial by Judge.
.Aiken. Feb. 12.-This afternoon
is counsel for Sovereign Lowe argued
a motion for a enw triat before
Judge Watts. Lowe was convicted
in of wife murder yesterday with rec
-g- ommendation to mercy.
er. One of the grounds for the motion
'k was that the main witness for the
'ty State, Alford Glover,'wvas a convict
y. ed criminal, having beehn convicted
f for obtaining money under false pre
ks The motion was refused and Judge
:er Watts sentenced Lowe to life im
ith Iprisonment at hard labor in the
Roast a Man Alive on the School
USED OIL ON VICTIM
The Unfeeling Wretches Bound and
Gagged the Unfortunate Man and
Tied Him Over a Bonfire and
Roasted Him to Death, and
Charred Body Found.
New York, Feb. 12.-Bound with
ropes hand and foot and stretched
over a fire built on the grounds of
the Hazel avenue public school in
West Orange, an unknown man was
burned to death some time this
morning before the break of day.
The charred fragments of the body
were found on the lawn of the school
early this morning by Samuel Sali
nardo, a laborer employed in a quar
ry near West Orange. At the sight
of the ghastly traces of the crime,
Salinardo, a superstitious Italian,
ran screaming to the nearest house
and in this way had the police in
formed of what he had discovered.
The grass and a lot of brush un
der the body-or what was left of
the body-were burned to carbon.
At one side was a new two-ganon oil
can and some old newspapers.
Chief of Police Danfo'rd, of the
West Orange force, hurried to the
school house grounds with all of
his available men and made a min
uce study of the affair in the hope
of getting a clue.
The victim of this most awful
of murders was a man apparently
about forty-five years of age. A
little hair was left on the head and
it showed red and long. He was
about five feet, ten inches in height
and had been strong of statue.
The only part of the clothes un
consumed by the fire were the legs
of the trousers. They were of blue
cloth of good texture. The shoes
were in good condition.
Near the body were the charred
pieces of rope and the most awful
of all the ghastly details was imme
diately noticed by the police-the
man had struggled from the fire and
had rolled away from it in his last
moments of agony.
There were every evidence that he
had come to consciousness toward
the send and had made one desperate
and futile effort to escape his ter
rible fate. Who the victim is the
police have no idea.
What manner of criminal would
pick out the lawn of a school house
on which to build a pyre for a liv
ing man the police cannot conceive.
The spot chosen for the deed was
only about 200 feet from the school
building and about 300 feet from a
row of fine family houses.
It is believed that the victim of
this crime was either struclk on the
head and made unconsious or was
gagged before being stretched on
the fire. Had he cried out for help
his cries would have been heard in
the nearby houses, but so far as
the police now know no one heard
The police said today that the
murder was done between 1:30 and
5:30 In the morning. During these
hours the nearest quarry works are
closed and the neighborhood is de
TWO MEN DIE
And Several Hurt by Dynamite
Explosion in Tunnel.
New York, Feb. 12.--Two men
were killed and 'several inju~red to
day in an explosion of dynamite in
the McAdoo extension of Jersey City.
running from Exchange place to
Fifth street and connecting the two
Hudson river tunnels. There were
sixty men at work in the tunnel.
The greatest secrecy was thrown
about the accident by the McAdoo
NEW TRIAL REFUSED JONES.
Sentenced to the Penitentiary for
Life by the Judge.
Union, Feb. 12.-W. T. Jones was
refused a new trial after many hours'
argument. He was sentenced to life
imprisonment. Judge Memminger,
in passing sentence, told the prisoner
he had better take the term, for if
granted a new trial he believed he
would be hanged. Jones is a very
rich man, but his money won't save
him from deserved punishment at
the hands of the law. *
ESCAPE FROM JAIL.
Four Negro Prisoners -Take French
Leave of Sheriff.
Walterboro, Feb. 9. - Monday
evening, while Sheriff Fox and fam
ily were at supper, four of the sev
en negroes in jail escaped. Those
who escaped were Israel Campbell,
Morris Judge, Sam Brooks and Elijah
Smith. It appears that the lock to
the outer door was out of order, ap
parently having been tampered with.
and had been taken off to be fixed.
Marries Telephone Girl.
Boston. Feb. 9.--Representative
John A. Keliher, of Boston, and his
bride, who was Miss Nellie M. Mc
Neil. a telephone girl, are due in
Washington today after having been
married on Sunday at the Holy
IN A STILL IN A COUNTRY
When One Took a Drink of It He
Sang "Hark From the Tomb, a
Atlanta, Feb. 10.-In a nunsed
grave of a country graveyard, near
Macon, an'illicit distillery was found
last week by the revenue force.
Monday. officers in the York set
tlement of the "Dark Corner" of
South Carolina, found three children,
each of whom is under ten years,
making brandy with a still which
they had constructed themselves.
The d4stillery in the graveyard
was concealed within the grave, and
the dirt was heaped up In a way to
give the impression that the grave
had been used. The owner of the
distillery had first upened the grave,
fixed in the still, then placed planks
across the top and covered them with
earth. At one end, but very care
fully hidden, he had left an opening
by which he might enter and go out.
In the 4ray of the .morning, a
negro passing along the road that
runs by the church yard, saw a head
apparently bob up out of a grave,
then quickly disappear. He didn't
stop to investigate, and he was still
speechless when he reached the next
1odse. Others took the matter up
and a small party was formed. When
the graveyard was reached, they
formed a ring and slowly closed in
)n the uncanny grave. But instead
Af the weird things their imagina
tion had painted, they found the
)pening at one end and the still
It is believed that this d.stillery
biad been operated for some time,
but even tlyose living within :the
mmediate vicinity were unaware of
ts presence. The liquor It produced
s said to have had a peculiar de
,ressing and saddening effect. After
Irinking It, one's desire was to sing,
'Hark From the Tomb a Doleful
ound," instead of "We Won't Go
[ome 'Tiln Morning."
The place where the children were
liscovered making illicit whiskey i.
iot 'far from Asheville. They had
:onstructed a complete still them
;elves, and were making brandy of
ts good quality as any that can be
listilled. A wooden bucket served
:hem as cap, .a pair of kegs were
ised as doublers, and a bored-out
yoplar limb served as a worm. The
)fficers say that not ori of +he
:hildren could have been over ten
Farmers Long Cherished Dream Near
Realization It Is Said.
Atlanta, Feb. 10.-President
Jharles S. Parrett, of the Farmers'
Jnion, announced today that a. con
;olidation had been effected of the
ne hundred cotton warehouses built
yy the farmers' organizations in
ieorgia. The management of these
mterprises will be immediately
>rought under one board of direc
:ors. President Barrett stated that
:he work of organizing the farmers'
varehouse in the other cotton States
w'as about concluded, two-thirds of
he States already having been or
The effect of 'this com'bination
rhen it is fully established will be
:o centraliz'e the control of the en
Ire cotton crop of. the country in
he hands of the farmer's.
.GOT NEW LOWER LIP.
Remarkable Skin~ Grafting Operation
On a Young Boy.
Charlottesville, Feb. 12.-A re
narkable skin grafting operation re
~ently successfully performed at the
nuiversity of Virginia hospital, has
iven to William Jones, a ten-year
>ld boy of Rio, this county, an entire
iey~ lower lip.
The boy had his lip shot away
ast September by the accidental dis
:harging of a gun. Yesterday he
-eturned to his home with a new
ip that will answer every purpose.
Dr. H. S. Watts. of the University
aospital, first transplanted a flap of
;kin from the abdominal wall of the
)atient to the forearm. After grow
ng to the forearmi it was brought
up and attached to the face and,
ifter remaining there about two
veeks to secure a blod supply, was
:ut off from the arm and molded
nto position. *
ATTACKED THE SHERIFF.
W'as Knocked Down and Fired at
- Fifteen Times.
Houston, Miss., Feb. 8.-A mob of
iegroes attacked Sheriff I. M. Hoff
tt Humble today and he narrowly
scaped death. He was knocked
lown and fired at fifteen times.
Eoff escaped by cutting his way
:hrough the mob with a knife. A
erious riot is feared. A large pos
;e is forming to make wholesale
rrests. The sheriff had gone to
Eumble to arrest a negro charged
Chicago. Feb. 12.-Joseph F.
Kohout, alderman from the thirty
ourth ward, shot and killed himself
oday at his home, 787 Douglas
~oulevard. He fired a bullet from a
evolver into his right temple. *
New York, Feb. g.--"The stage
s worse today than it was in the
lays of Paganism," said Archbishop
Farely, in his sermon in St. Pat
SOME WAR TALK
Russia Getting Ready to Give
Japan a Thrashing.
WILL EVEN UP SCORES
Such Is the Prediction of Congress
man MeRlulay, of California, Ad.
miral Robley D. Evans and WIl
liam T. Snead, One of England's
Greatest Editors, Who Is Here.
Washington, Feb. 11.--Retently
a single issue of a Washington news.
paper contained statements from
three eminent men, concerning di-.*
rectly and -indirectly the present re
lations between this country and Ja
pan, which- are of much significance.
In a speech delivered In Wash
ington Saturday night, Represinta
tive William S. McKinlay, of Califor
nia, defended the right of his State
.to regulate its own 'local affairs,
and made use of the following lan
guage with reference to 'the rela
tions between Japan and the. Unit
"Tha question of war is Idle.
Among those who. really know ,con
ditions in the far East, the concen
sus of opinion is this: Japan -has
only ended a preliminary skirmish
with Russia. The Russian defeat
is not ultimate. . Today Russia is
double-tracking the railroad whose
ridiculous inadequacy led to her hu
miliation. She is preparing to pro
tect her frontier,, is making up to
thbe present peace of civilization, and
has not turned her face from the -
goal set by Peter the Great.
"If Japan should turn for a. mo
ment to engage in warfare with a
second, or even a third rate ;.power,
Russia would be at her throat. The
statesmen of Japan-know this:phase
of the question so much better than
we do that it is ridiculous- to dig
"Fighting Bob's" Opinion.
The same issues of the news
papers which reported Mr. McKin
lay-s speech carried an Associated
Press dispatch reading as follows:
Chicago, Feb. 6.-"A: few days
ago, when the Russian government
floated a loan - of $250,000,000,
which was subscribed thirty -times
over, that was Russia's notice to
Japan 'To get ready for war, and
stay ready, for I am going to lick
Rear A'dmiral, Robley D. Evans,
seated in his apartments in the Au
ditorium Annex, tonight ~made this
"And what is more," added the
admiral, "Japan herself recognizes
and realizes the position in which
she is placed. The. hand-writing is
plain. Japan can read."
A number, of other predictions, of
international- import, viewed from
the standpoint of "Bob" Evans, did
the' admiral make. Briefly summer
ized, they are as follows:
The United States will have no
trouble with Japan, neither will
England. When the next Russo
Japanese war does come- Germany,
France and Austria will espouse the
cause of the Russian. England 'will
find herself allied with Japan by vir
tue of existing treaties. What the
result of It all will' be no man -can
"Japan cannot go on at the rate
that she is spending money.. now,"
he continued. "It is out of the
question. Japan recognizes that a
conflict with Russia is inevitable,
and the government is straining ev
ery nerve, exhausting every, effort
to put Itself in a state of -prepar
W. T. Stead's View.
The third statement appearing
contemparaneous'ly with the two
above quoted -is from the pen- of
WIlliam T. Stead, the great English
.iournalist. While it makes io di
rect reference to Japan or her rela
tions with the United States, it is
significant that his remarks .bear
out what Mr. McKinlay and 4dmiral
Evans say concerning Russia. Mr.
"The great fact which ought to
command universal attention 'ia
overlooked. It is the coming of the
Slav' into his kingdom, a fact corn
pared with which the fortunes of
kings and emperors are as dust in
the balance. The proposed -annex
ation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to
the Austro-Hungarian empire is bait
cne of the signs of the ripening of
the Slavonic question, the gradual
emergence of the Slays from the po
sition of subordination and political
serfdom and their e.m.;'ishment as
the predominant race in the heart
"Of all the great races of Eui-ope
the Slays have received the fewest
favors from the fates. Providence
has been to them a cruel step moth
"From century to century they
have been the prey of conquerors,
European and Asiatic. When, as in
Russia, .they were able to assexnt
their independence of~ Tartar and
Turk, they could only do so by sub
mitting to an autocrat whose yoke
was seldom easy and whose burden
was never light. But for this Cim
derella of Europe the light is rising
in the darkness and there are not
lacking signs that in the future the
despised kitchen maid may yet be
the belle of the ball."
Fell 'fh-ee Hundred Feet.
Grand Junction, Colo., Feb. 10.
While plowing through the heavy
drifts at Baxter Pass on the Unitah
Railroad. ::locomotive and snowplow
in, roundin~g a sharp curve on the
down .grade ilunged over a 300 foot
precipice, killing Engineer J. E. Lane
and fatally injuring a secion hand.