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CRUM IS DOWN.
Senatar Tillman Forces the With
drawal of His Name.
A NOTABLE VICTORY
For Senator Tillman, Who, With
the Aid of the Other Democrats,
Forces the Republicans to Give
Up Effort to Force Crum on Char.
leston as Collector.
Washington, Feb. 9.-Senator Till
man today put the nails in Crum's
political coffin when he secured e
promise from Senator Fry, chairmar
of committee on commerce, charg
ed- with the duty of handling th
nomination, that no further effor
would be made to confirm Crum a
the present session of Congress.
Senator Tillman got the floor soor
after the Senate went into execu
tive session, and after speaking fo
an hour. Senator Fry announced tha
as it was evident that the South Car
olina Senator was just beginning. h
would say that under such circum
stances It would be Impossible to pu
the Crum nomination through.
Senator Tillman did not at firs
Suniderstand Senator Fry. He stoppe
his speech and asked him what hi
Senator Fry replied that he woult
not push the matter further, becaus
there was no apparent chance t
make the nomination stick.
Senator Tillman then left the Sen
ate chamber and other business wa
The fact that Senator Fry ha
announced that he will not pus]
the case further is a complete victor:
for Senator Tillman. In all he ha
spoken more than eight hours o
the case. When he began the tas]
of defeating Crum ten days agc
many Senators said that it could no
be done, that President Rosevel
would fight through Senators Lodg(
Fry and others. It would be absc
lutely impossible to block the nom,
nation, and that it would put th
people of Charleston in a better ligt
if they would gracefully submit an
make no further fight.
Senator Tillman took the opposit
view, and went to work 'to fight a
long as there was fighting ground.
In the beginning few of his co:
leagues were disposed to take pax
in the matter, but day by day mor
have come to his rescue until durin
the past few days practically all th
Democratic. strength of the Senat
has been lined up with him in th
Several days ago Senator Tillma
announced that he was not interes
ed in what became of Crum herea1
ter, that he could get any job b
might desire, and that his only pui
pose was in waging a successful figi
for the people of Char'eston in th
determination to prevent Crum fro:
being again forced upon them. S
far as he knows there has been n
trade suggested, and he only wani
Crum ousted from the - collector
The way the matter stands nov
Crum will have to be nominate
again, and it is not believed by thot
familiar with the situation that Pre:
Ident-elect Taft has any idea of d<
A few days ago certain circun
stances arose, which lent somethin
of a mystery to the case, and th
led to a befief thatMr. Taft had ur,
ed Senator Fry to push the case.
Is almost certain now that he .wi
aot name Crum for another term.
Today's action apparently ends ti
case with Senator Tillman, and ti
people of Charleston who have fur:
ished him with the ammunitiont
make the fight, the victory.
Senator Tillman would not discu
the matter tonight other than1
sa: "We have won out."
P. H. McG.
KILLS SELF AND WIFE.
Man Gets Drunk and Commits tIl
New Castle, Pa., Feb. 1 0.-Pete
Cupps and his wife were found dea
in their home tonight when neigl
bors arrived in response to cries fc
help of Cupp's stepson, Clyde Wai
neck, who ran from the house wit
blood streaming from a woundi
Mrs. Cupps was seated in a rodl
ing chair with a bullet hole in he
foirehaa'd. Cupps was on a couchi
an adjoining room, shot above th
right eye, while his fingers sti
clutched a revolver. Warneck stai
ed that when he returned home froI
work Cupps was intoxicated an
quarrelling with his wife. He say
he interfered to protect his mott
er, whereupon Cupps shot hIt
through the shoulder.
After he ran from the house h~
says he heard two shots. Cupp
was present was 60 years old, an
according to the stepson, frequenti
quarrelled with his wife. Warnee:
Is expected to recover.
ATLANTA HAS BIG SCANDAL.
Wealthy Real Estate Man's Wife an
Boarding House Mistress Fight.
Atlanta, Feb. 12.-The announce
ment by Mrs. Evelyn Jarrell that sh
will probably sue her husband, W. A
Jarrell, the real estate man, for di
vorce on account of his alleged inti
macy with Mrs. M. C. Evans, 25 year
old, a former boarding house keep
er; the arrest of Mrs. Evans on
charge of disorderly and immora
cond-uct, and an order by Recorde
Broyles that Jarrell be arrested o1
the same charge are a few of th<
most startling developments of a per
sonal encounter between Mrs. Jar
rell and Mrs. Evans in the lobby o
a theatre Wednesday night of thi:
week. Mr. Jarrell and Mrs. Evan:
had attended the play and Mrs. Jer
rell, disguised, had followed them.
Burned in Bunks.
Norfolk. Feb. 9.-The Norfolk ani
Portsmouth Traction Company's fer
ry steamer was burned to the wa
ter's edge at her pier here this morn
lng. Three of her crew were burnet
to dath in their bunks.
NEGR0 WO110 ROBBED AND KILL
At Houston, Miss., Several Days
Ago, Taken From Jail and Hanged
After lie Confessed.
Houston, Miss., Feb. S.-Roby
Baskin, the eighteen-year-old negro
under arrest here, has confessed to
the murder of Dr. W. T. Hudson,
in Moore's Grove, near this town,
Saturday morning. He says he shot
Dr. Hudson because he had robbed
him, and then decided to get him
out of the way. The governor or
dered out a company of militia to
protect the negro, but later can
celled the order when he found out
that there was no danger of a
Houston, Miss., Feb. 9.-Roby
Baskin, murderer of the Rev. W. T.
Hudson, was lynched by a mob here
this afternoon. A crowd of over 300
determined citizens took him from
the jail and hanged him to a nearby
tre. Not a shot was fired, and the
whole proceeding was conducted qui
Sheriff Dean, of Okolona, arrived
just as the negro breathed his last.
Leaders of the mob said the negro
had not been given a speedy trial as
promised, and that they could not
he blamed for taking justice into
their own hands.
The prisoner was seized without
resistance and accepted his fate as
a matter of course, sullen and with
ouz a word of entreaty or prayer.
He was hanged from an elm tree
within two hundred yards of the
The representatives of the sheriff
here declared they considered their
action- in surrendering the negro, in
s view of the refusal of the court
to call a special term, justified in the
interest of law and order. Should
their action be criticised they declare
they will resign.
t According to Baskin's confession
he first robbed and, in fear that he
would be arrested for the robbery,
shot and killed the minister, throw
e ing his body into a pond where it
was found by searchers.
SHOULD BE HANGED.
A Brute That Attempted to Assault
e Bainbridge, Ga., Feb. 9.-Ike
g Jones, a negro, attempted to crimi
e nally assault the 16-year-old daugh
ter of Joe Spooner early this morn
The negro went to the home of
the Spooners. and there was no one
at the place except the daughter.
eThe negro asked where her father
and brother were, and the girl totd
thim that they were both in the
efield working. He then told her
Sthat he wanted to buy some sau
osage. W\hen the girl went out to
othe smokehouse to get the sausage
sfor him, the negro followed her. As
she caught her around the throat
she pulled away, and ran past him,
.screaming, to the field, where her
dbrother was working.
;A posse was soon organized and
-succeeded in finding the negro who
.was brought before the girl, who
identified him. He was carried to
-Iron City and placed in the town
jail. There was some talk of a mob
staking charge of him, and he was
-brought to Bainbridge on the noon
1.A number of citizens of the west
ern side of the county, where the
crime was committed. have followed
the negro here, and there is consid
-erable uneasiness among the officials
-hat the negro will be lynched.
Judge Frank Park, of the Albany
circuit, is here in 'town and has
coffered to give the negro just as
speedy a trial as necessary, saying
that he would remain over until to
morrow, if necessary.
The same negro has been identi
fied as the one attempting an as
sault upon the daughter of another
Cwhite man in the same section some
THEY PERFORM HEROIC FEAT.
Save the Crew of Schooner That,
Goes to Pieces.
nDelaware Ereakwater, Del., Feb
10.-The four-masted schooner
Sarah W. Lawrence, from Nevport
News, with a cargo of coal for Bus
ton, was today blown aground on
Ithe Hen and Chicken's Shoals o'ff
Cape Heulopen, Del. The crew of
nine men and the captain's wv &
were 'rescued by the Cape Henlope~n
life-savers. The scheoner broke iu
-two after the ten persons had been
They were laniled at Lewes, Del.
The sea was running so high that it
was impossible for the life-savers
alone to go to the assistance of the
stranded vessel, and a tug was called
upon to tow the life-savers in a
launch out to the schooner. The
Cape H-enlopen men risked their
lives in putting their boat through
the pounding surf. but they reached
Sthe schooner safely and just as the
hull of the Lawrence became sub
merged. Those aboard were hud
ded on the fore house of the sunken
The sea was running so high that
the hardy rescuers were unable to
get close to the crew and life pre
servers and ropes were brought into
use. The captain's wife was the
first taken off, and it took several
hours to effect the rescue of the
CONY1CTED OF MURDER
Young White Man Goes to Peniten
r tiary for Life.
Columbus. Feb. 12.-The jury in
-the case of C. R. Smith, charged with
the murder of E. A. Laurent at Ar
tesia, Miss., several weeks ago today
brought in a verdict of murder in
Ithe first degree. The jury made a
-recommendation to mercy. Under
the verdict the court wil be compell
ed to send Smith to the penitentiary
Ifor life. The defense gave notice
7THE STORY OF LIFE
IS IT IS WRITTEN IN 0UR OWN
fhe Morning Davns Bright and
Beautiful, Then the Twilight and
Then, at Last, the Sunset.
There is no more sugges.ivc or
beautiful sight to our eyes, than
that of an elderly married couple.
who, trustingly and lovingly togeth
er, have walked the rugged ways of
life from youth to old age, and now
hand in hand, and heart to heart,
are patiently and hopefully waiting
upon the hither shore of time, for
the sound of the boatman's oar, to
be borne across the mystic, pale
We look back along the dim vista
of years to the halycon time of life's
sunny morning, we witness their
plighted vows at the altar, and see
them go forth, in the pride of life
and the glory of their young wed
ded lives to the struggles of exis
tance. Many a Godspeed and kind
word of cheer fall upon their ears
as they go out from beneath the par
ental roof-tree that is to shelter
them no more forever.
Before them stretches out a new
world of, experiences, of joys and
sorrows, of grand successes, and per
haps of sad failures. But strong of
purpose and resolute of will, and
with life's sky rose-tinted with the
flush of dawn, they move on, and
enter upon, this to them all unex
plored world of experience. We see
them settled in th'eir new home
and begin the never ending battle
Perhaps their home is a log cabin
in the wilderness, with neighbors
few and far, or may be a cozy lit
tle cottage in some distant town.
The husband is bravely bending er
ery energy to the task of mastering
the hard conditions of life, and a
home and a name in the world, and
securing if possible that indepen
dence that shall relieve them from
the possibility of want. To the
wife's rosy cheek has come the pal
lor of the dreadful agonies of ma
ternity, but now her eyes are bright
with a new hope, as she caresses
the tiny form that nestles in her
And then comes added care an,
ireart-aches as the years glide away.
We see them, with streaming eyes
and pleading lips bending over the
couch of their dprling, as its little
life flutters away in the short gasp
of dissolution, and its eyes grow dim
under the touch of death's icy fing
ers. But anon, time pours its gentle
balm into their wounded hearts, and
the bitter trial and loss which they
thought they never could endure,
fades away into a tender memory.
Again we behold them, and as in
the long ago they went forth into
the world, now their own noble sons
and daughters burdened with the un
solved problems and untried respon
sibilities of life, follow in their foot
steps; and soon their home is left
unto them desolate, save in the com
panionship of their own souls.
Well for them if they have within
themselves treasures of eulture and
character that shall supply their
dearest need; well for them if
schooled in that beautiful philosophy
that enabled St. Paul to say: ,"I h~ave
fought the good fight, I have finish
ed my course, I kept the faith," they
too can feel in their souls that they
have done the best they knew, and
that now they will trust the good
Father for all that is to come.
The shadows stretch away in
lengthening lines toward the east,
and now they are calmly watching
the glories, of the coming sunset of
a welt-spent life. How grand they
eem in the fruition of their years,
with their silvered hair glowing in
the sunset's golden gleam. Their
faces are radiant with a divine hope
that beyond the bars of the shining
west the beckoning arms of their
loved ones are outstretching towards
hem to. welcome them to their home
of eternal rest and love; and that
in a few more 'iys, or years, at the
most, they will pass on as one weary
with the burden of the day gath
ers, "the drapery of his couch about
him, and lies down to pleasant
NEGROES FATALLY BURNED.
One Woman in Field and Two
Children in House. ..
Cades, Feb. 10.--Hester Wingate,
a colored woman who lives a few
miles above here, caught fire while
burning brush a'nd before anything
could be done for her, her entire
clothing had been burned off. She
caught and hurned in the presence
of several men, who failed to render
any appreciable service. One got
his hands severely burned while
doing what he could to aid her.
Yesterday came news of the burns
ing of Mellard Wood s house and
two-year-old child, while father
and mother were some distance away
at a neighbor's house. This seems
to be anfther of those not unusual
cases amiong colored people, where
they go away and leave their child
ren alone in the house to meet death
by their parents' gross carelessness.
THREE MEN DROWNED.
A Boat Party of Five Capsized in
Fort Myers, Fla., Feb. .10.
Through the capsizing of their boat
yesterady afternoon in the Gulf-of
-Naples, below this place, three men
were drowned and two others reach
ed shore after staying in the water
on the wreck all night and part of
today. The dead are: William Phil
lips and Charles G. Wicker and Ray
Hackney, of Chicago. The body of
Wicker was recovered, but those
of the two other men have not: been
found. A dispatch states that the
men intended to be out. for a few
hours only, but that in a squali their
boat was overturned, the two surviv
ors saving their lives by clinging to
the wrecr. They soughs for the
bodies of their companions, hoping
to find them. The body of Wicker
FLIM FLAM GAME
Norked on the Ministers of At
lanta a Few Days Ago
BY A SMOOTH ARTIST
The Fellow, Who Admitted With
Great Flow of Tears, That He Had
Been All Kinds of a Rascal-Took
Up a Neat Collection From the
Atlanta, Feb. 10.-The Journal
says a shrewd beggar with his
trionic ability in general and of
of humanity in general and of
preachers in particular, left Atla.nta
last week, taking with him centri
butions from the majority of the
local ministry. In all, he secured
fifteen or twenty dollars, a pair of
trousers, and an overwhelming num
ber of handclasps and assurances of
He was a weazened little man with
a wail in his voite. Rev. H. A.
Atkinson found him on the thresh
old of his study last Wednesday.
He pointed one trembling finger at
"I am a forger," he said.
That was his introduction to the
ministers of Atlanta. His story was
dramatic. He said his name was
"For twenty-two years I was in
Sing Sing for forgery," he told Dr.
Atkinson. "Then I was parolled,
and I came to South Carolina to try
life over again. I got a job. I was
living honestly, then they found out
my past and I was fired. Since then
it has been the same thing over
again. -My story follows me every
where. Once I get work and life
begins to promise something, some
one hears of it and I am discharged.
"I forged one check for $37,000
on J. Pierpont Morgan in my bad
days and got it cashed. That was
only one of the terrible things I
did. My life was black. But I
want to put all that behind me now
and live a new life, but the world
won't let ne. I have paid my debt
to society and still it demands
Dr. Atkinson gave him two dol
lars and the pair of trousers. He
also set about getting him work.
The following <ay, the man all
atremble, came to Rev. E. D. Ellen
"I am a forger," he said again.
Then his fingers began to work
and the tears to roll down his face
"And God help me, a morphine
fiend, too," he cried. "But I have
determined to make a. new life of
He snatched a box from his pocket
and threw it into the fire.
"I shall never touch morphine
Dr. Ellenwood gave half a dollar.
After the man had left he took the
box from the stove. In it 'vere some
white powders, which he showed to
a druggist. The druggist said they
were not morphine powders at all.
When he asked Dr. Ellenwood for
money, the later offered to buy him
any food he might wish.'
But you must trust me, doctor,"
he said. "Trust Is what I need.
Trust and confidence."
He said the same thing to Dr.
Then he paid a visit to Dr. C. B.
Wilmer, from whom he secured, sev
eral dollars; dropped in to see Dr.
Pise, called upon Bishop C. K.
Nelson, and saw Rev. E. H. Pea
cock, of the Baptist Tabernacle.
By Thursday Dr-. Atkinson had
secured him a position driving a
wagon with a gang of convicts. He
came to the minister with tears in
"Don't you see that I can't do
such work as that," he said. "I
couldn't endure to watch those poor
black men in chains, after the hor
rible imprisonment I have gone
It was an emotion too co"'mend
able to be scoffed at. It showed that
his heart was tender and throbbing.
All he needed was a further loan.
He made another round of visits and
told his story, all over again. He
told of the horrible twenty-two years
he had spent at Sing Sing, and he
told- of the agony he had since suf
fered when his- story would follow
him from place to place.
HI-s wail was "I have paid society.
Why can't my debt be canceled?"
He was a very slight, pitable look
ing man, and the sorrow of his voice
More contributions came in. Then
he went away. It is believed that
he is now in Columbus. It is im
material to the Atlanta ministry
where he is.
Saturday Dr. Ellenwood got a
letter from the warden of Sing Sing
in which he said that no such man
as Henry McKenzie had ever been
a prisoner there.
LYNCHING IN ALABAMA.
Negro Had Mistreated Little Daugh
ter of Her Employer.
Selma, Ala., Feb. 8.-News has
just reached here of the lynching of
Will Parker, a negro, near Mexia, in
Monroe county, last Saturday. The
negro had mistreated the three-year
old daughter of. N. 0. Bailey, the
man for whom he worked on Friday.
A mob was formed during the night.
but, the dogs were unable to take
the negroe's trail until the following
morning. He was found in a corn
crib), and when the sheriff's p)osse
arrived, about hialf an hour later,
from Monroeville, they found the
negro's body hanging to a tree.
.Two Life Sentences.
Atlanta, Ga.. Feb. 8.--PunishedI
with two life sentences in the pre
dicament of Noah Adams. a negro
of Columbus. Ga. In police circles
it is hinted facetiously that the
double sentence was given Noah on
account of his first name.
digest your food in a natural way.
Pleasant to take. Sold by all drug
THE PRODIGAL SON
Blows in Thirteen Thousand Dollars
In a Few Weeks.
New York, Feb. 8.-Frank Hiller,
who tells the police he is a 19-year
old student and 'has just finished
spending $13,000 left 'him three
months ago by his iather, in Little
Rock, Ark., was arrested in front
of the Hotel Astor, where he has
been lodging, charged with passing
a bad check for $20 on the Prince
George hotel. With the $13,000 in
his hands, Hiller says he started
outs to see the country. He went
to Cuba and on his way North stop
ped at Tampa, Palm BeAch and other
Southern resorts. He experimented
with the races. He landed in New
York ten days ago, with very little
of his patrimony remaining. He had
ten cents when arrested.
WOMAN FINDS HERSELF
By Reading Newspaper Accounts of
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 8.-Mrs. W. E
Scruggs, the Warrenton woman, whc
has been missing, following her de
parture ostensibly for home fron
here two weeks ago, has returned tc
Atlanta and is now with her hus
band here. Mrs. Scruggs went a,
far as Richmond, Va., where sh(
happened to see an account of hei
disappearance in a paper. Sho
bought a return ticket for home im
mediately. She was in a state bor
dering on nervous prostration whei
she arrived here, but there are n<
serious apprehensions as to her earl:
Takes Away a Young Lad at Varn
Varnville, S. C., Feb 8.-On Feb
ruary 5th, Mr. Frank Mixson, 0
Stafford's Cross Rroads, lost a soi
under peculiar circumstances. Th
young man who was fourteen year
61d, was taken with cramps in bot:
feet and legs, suffering excrusiatini
pains. In a few days the flesh o
both legs turned black, and con
menced falling off. The physician
decided to take off the legs as the
claimed it was blood poison, thi
was once above the knees an
then the disease assumed the fori
of meningitis. The boy's head wa
drawn back until he died. The dot
tors do not know what the diseas
was but, say it was blood poisoninj
Over Fifty Thousand Di>llars Foun
Sewed In One.
Lockport, N. Y., Feb. 9.-Mor
than $50,000 in cash has been foun
in a mattress on the bed of 'Jame
Mahar, a civil war veteran, who die
here on Saturday. His two son:
James and Lawrence, wil.l inherj
the money. The old soldier, wh~
died in his seventy-first year, ha
been a prisoner at Andersonvill
during the civil war and drew a go'
ernent pension. He had beeni
for fourteen years and during, a
that time did not leave his ron
His pension money, together wit
a large part of his life savings, b
had placed carefully in the ma
REVIVAL AT EASTMAN.,
All the Business Houses Close fc
Eastman, Ga., Feb. 8.--Remarke
ble in character are the revival meel
ings which have been held at th
Methodist church in this city fc
the past two weeks. Rev. W. IV
Christian,- a well known evangelis
is conducting the services. Onec
the forces in the meeting is th
singing, directed by Prof. D. V
Milan. The church is filled to ovei
flowing at each service, and man
have united with the church. Neal
ly all business houses in the cit
close for the morning service.
MAN SHOT DOWN
And Killed in tho Streets of Char
Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 9.-J. G
Hood, for many years prominent i
business here, was shot through th
head three times this morning b
W. S. Biggers, a farmer.B Bigger
overtook Hood in fronit of the CeD
tral hotel and fired. four shots a
close range. One ball prased throug]
the hotel bus, missing the driver'
head by six inches. It is understool
that Biggers claimed he had beel
swindled out of money in busines
transactions. Both men has fami
In His Pocket and Died From In
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 8.-Her
bert Fisher, aged 13 years, of Spark
Gap, south of Birmingham, is dea4
as a resul't of exploding a dyna
mite cap which he had :n his pock
The little fellow did not knot
what he had and was knocking 11
when the explosion followed. Thi
boys arm and hip were torn frorr
the body and death was instanta
LOOKS LIKE WAR.
Orders Battleships to Pacific and
Orders Out Militia.
Columbia, Feb. 9.-The Colum.
bia Record says is begins to look~
like the national government expects
a war with Japan or something of
the sort. It is said that five or six
of the battleships will be sent to
the Pacific as soon as the fleet re
turns, and now California has been
requested .by the federal authori
ties to raise sixteen companies of re
serves for coast defense.
Lincoln. Neb., Feb. 9.-A bliz
zard is raging here with the mercui
y at zero and the wind blowing
fift miles an hour.
WHO CAN IT BE?
Fia Young Women Mysteriously
While Comparing With the White,
chapel Murders Over in Englanc
of Twenty Years Ago, the Murder
of These Young Women Have N<
Parallel in Our Crime Annals.
Atlanta, Feb. 9.-The Journa
says while comparing with the infa
mous Whitechapel murders of twen
ty years ago, the Dayton girl murder
have no parallel in American crimi
Altogether, it appears, five youni
women were mysteriously murder
ed and the police theory is that al
were struck down by the sam
This may or may not be true. I
is a fact, however, that five youn
women of about the same age an
social condition, have been mystE
riously murdered in the Ohio cit
and there are various tangible ci:
cumstances which seem to conne<
The police call the supposed r.-,
derer "ack the Strangler," from tI
fact that all of the girls were al
parently killed by the clutch of
monster's hand upon the throat.
The latest vidtim was preti
Elizabeth Fulbart, a little counti
girl, who went to Dayton to obtai
employment. The day after her a
rival she disappeared. It is belie
ed that she was lured into a vaca1
b1oud, in the residdnt diptric
strangled to death, otherwise abu
ed and dropped into a cistern :
I the rear of the dwelling.
a Two workmen happened to ope
8 the old cistern, a week after the gi
disappeared, and discovered tl
-dy, floating on the water. It w,
2 fished 'out 'th(ough the manho
through which it had been droppe
3 and soon identified by the girl
y brother. The girl was fully dres
d From the condition of the rema:
a the police were- unable to deci
s how death. had been inflicted, b
that there were no wounds seemi
to strengthen the theory that s1
'had been strangled. The body h
been wrapped in a piece of guni
The police went out to solve tl
d mystery without any definite . ci
or theory as to a possible motiv
The girl was known as of good cha
d On January 23, 1909, Mary Fe
schner, 15, was assaulted and cho
d ed to death by some unknown ma
Her body was found in an old she
The police were completely baffi
iby this crime.
0Anna Markowitz, 18, was assau
d iand killed on the night of A
gust 5, 1907. She was seized
[an unknown man while walking
a park with her sister and a yotu
man friend. The sister ran off
~get help. When the police 'arriv
hthe girl lay 'dead in a thicket.
eLayton Hines was arested, and
circumstantial evidence was senter
ed to life imprisonment. The poli
now frankly say that they dou
Dona Gilman, 20, was assaulte
rthen strangled to death, by, a fiel
on the night of 'November 20, 190
Her body was found forty hours la
-er concealed in a thicket near h
Ada Lantz, 13, after an assau
was thrown into a vault in the re
Iof her home and was there foui
dead. A party was in progres
Sthe girl's home at the time. Tl'
Scrime, occurring in 1901, has nov
ROBBER KILLED AT LAUREN!
yKnown as Sheney Mike, Buried
Laurens, Feb. 8.-Advices fro
Postoffice Inspector Gregory say t:
yeggman killed here in a fight wi
policemen, January 28th, was knov
as "Sheney Mike," or "Kentuci
Sheney," originally of Louisvill
~IThis is based on a statement fro
a reform safe blower living in Bc
ton, who was in jail with Shoni
in Norfolk in 1898. Monday afte
noon his body was buried in the Pc
ter's field of the city buryii
grounds, the mayor, aldermen ai
other city officials being preser
No s'ervice of any kind was held.
sBOLT AND GET SHOT.
Atlanta Convicts Attempt to Brei
Jail and Escape.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 8.-As the r
sult of a bolt for liberty shortly b
fore midnight Sunday at the cii
stockade, G. E. Mots was shot an
pounded by a guar~d, J. W. Hump!
reys fell from the prison buildin
and was badly hurt, a third convil
was shot at on top of the buildin
and darted back inside, and fot
other convicts made a successful el
cape. Prompt action by the guar
prevented a wholesale delivery, 2
fully 40 convicts has already a:
temptedl to escape and seven me
who had gained their freedox
brought back. The prisoners sawe
two iron bars from a prison windom
TARIFF ON PAPER.
Special Committee of House Want
Washington, Feb. 12.--The specia
committee on pulp and paper inves
tigation consisting of Messrs. Mann
Stafford. Banon, Sims and Ryan, me
this morning and agred to recoin
mend a material reduction in th.
tariff on ground wood under sue!
conditions as would put on the fre.
list pulp wood and ground woo<
pulp imported from Canada. Thb
report very likely will be unani
China uses a great deal of lead
The most higt
of baking po
in almost ever
its sales allo0
COTTON CONTESTS ANNOUNCED.
The Committee of State Fair Society
The State says a committee of the
State Fair society canvassed the re
turns in the contests for the larg
est yield of cotton on one acre of
land, and reported as follows, the
returns being in pounds of seed cot
ton produced on one arce:
Jas. A. Moss, St. Matthews, 3,127.
R. B. Laney, Cheraw, 3,105.
William Spears, Bennettsville,
T. W. Dukes, Rowesville, 2,442.
e B. E. Moore, Bennettsville, 3,010.
Mr. Moss wins the first and Mr.
Laney the second prizes offered by
y The special prize offered through
y the society by the Coe-Mortimer Fer
tilizer Company of Charleston, was
won by Mr. Moss with the above
qield; the special prizes offered by
Lt the Planters' Phosphate Company
of Charleston was won by Mr. Laney,
as above, and the special prize of
fn rered by the Armour Fertilizer
works, Atlanta, Ga., was won by Mr.
Dukes. These 'yields were- made
ri with fertilizers manufactured by
L these companies, no other fertiliz-.
s ing agents being used on. that acre.
le There were other returns made. to
- the committee, one being greater
s than any of the above, but the rules
were not complied with, and the
committee was forced to make the
s awards according to the rules laid
le down in the premium list last year.
KEEPING A BATTLESHIP.
IWhat It Costs the Government to
Keep One Up.
e Washington. Feb. 8.-Responding
e. to a resolution introduced by Sena
r- tor Clay, a report was sent to the
senate today by Secretary of the
Navy Newberry, saying that it cosks
$109,856 to keep a first class bat
dtleship in repair and good condition
~for one year. This figure was obtain
ed by taking the average of'the cost
of keeping seventeen battleships in
'repair for the fiscal year, 1908.
Int does' not include extraordinary
Srepair incident to taking a ship out
tof commission remodeling, or recon
d structing it.
The cost of coal used on battle
nships for the fiscal year, 1908, was
c$3,163,902 and this amount was in
ecreased by transportation and stor
t age charges to $5,54.9'5. 'The
coal was bought from sixteen comn
dpanies at prices varying from $2.60
d' to $.6'75 per ton, the variation being
6due to the state of the market, the
. number of tons per contract, and
r the distance of delivery. '
L, REPORT FROM JAPAN
rl' Says Papers Over There Are Copying
is Tellow American Tales.
r Tokio, Feb. 1 0.-Sensat '-mal re
ports of the anti-Japanese sentiment
in the Pacific States, published in
the papers here are having a marked
infiuence on public feeling. All
D foreigners doing business here are
likely to be adversely affected,-as in
the minds of all but the educated
m Japanese, who are relatively' few
e members, all foreigners are alike.
The sensational Hochi appeals to
the passions and prejudices of its
a freaders, concluding with the pro
iy verb, "Even Buddhe loses patience
e. if his face is slapped thrice."
SThe more conservative Asahi urg
es patience on its readers and reli
ance upon the better element in
rAmerica for protection of the rights
of the Japanese living there.
LThe official situation remains un
dchanged, assurances being given that
Japan is in no fear that the action
of a State legislature will be per
mitted to interrupt friendly rela
tions with the United States.
k A YOUNG SUICIDE.
Eight-Year-Old Girl. Takes Her Own
y Pittsburg^ Feb. 8.-Word was re
ceived here today from Bolivar, Pa.,
,of the suicide there last night of
g May Estella, eight' years old. The
child's mother died some time ago
and she has since been caring for
two younger children. Sunday night
the child said to her father: "Papa,
I am going to shoot." Before he
had' time to realize the meaning of
the words, the girl fired a bullet
into her right temple.
The Value of Books.
A young girl once asked Mark
Twain if he liked books for New
"Well, that depends," replied the
humorist. "If a book has a leath
er cover, is is really valuable as a
razor strop: if it is a brief, conicise
work. such as the French write, it
is useful to put under the short leg
of a wabbling table. An old fashion
ed book, with a clasp, can't be beat
as a missile to hurl at a dog, and
a large book, like a geography, is
as good as a piece of tin to nail over
a broken pane of glass."
. Recruit Suicides.
Kncxville, Tenn., Feb. 9.--Patrick
Kelly, en route for Columbus, Ohio,
to begin service in the United States
army, committed 'suicide by drink
ing carbolic acid this morning in<
ly refied and healthfu
rders. Its constant use
y American household
,er the wold, attest its
pulaity and usefulness.
REAP WHAT BE SOWS.
Honor the Boy Wbo Magnifies His
Don't laugh at a boy who magni7
Iles his place. You may see him. -
coming from the postoffice with a
big bundle of his employer's letters
which he displays with as much pride
as though they were his own.H
feels important and looks it, -ut the
is proud of his place. He is attend
ing to business. He likes to have
the world -know that he is at wprk
for a busy concern. -
The boy who says "we" identi
fies himself with the concern. Its
interests are his. He stices up for
its credit and reputation. He takes
pleasure in his work and hopes to
say we are in earnest The boy will
reap what he sows if he keeps'his
grit and stidks to his job. You may
take off your hat to him as oai6 oef
the future solid men of thetown?
Let his empfoyer -do.he-ig
thing by him; check him kindI
he shows signs of being .too bigfor
his place; counsel him as to his h
its and associates, and occasionall
show him a pleasant' prospect of d
vancement. A little - pride does aw. n -
honest .boy a. heap of good._
WAN"TE EM CLIC
But There Was Too Much Cultagre
Washingtoni Feb. 10-- Rathe;n'
amusing incident occured in t
Senate yesterday while that bodyiwas
in executive session A shar pas
sage at arms occurred, between Sen
ators Lodge, of Massachusetts, and
Senator Smith, o Michigan
Mr. Lodge .-asser'ted that M
Smith had misunderstood utterly
what he had-said to him and *he2
Mr. Smith insisted that .he'had not
the two senators :xchangea so n
tharp comments upon each othet
understanding, of U r'cent cony.
Senator Tillman interrupted-to re
mark that he hoped Massachusetta -
and Michigan would clinch, bit.that
he supposed there were "too many'
centuries of- culture in the--Massad
chusetts member -to permit of any
thing so. commonplace"
"If they would only get togeth
er," said Mr. Tillman, referrimnto
his encounter in .the Senates..a:few
years ago with. his then eolieague,
Mr. McLaurin, "it hould- detract -
from one chapter of my history'
which I should like to put behind
STEUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Barn and Three Head of Stock Is
Johnston, Feb. 9.-The rain storm
that passed over IJohnstona on Fri
day evening -was" accompanied by
thunder and lightning,, the latter
setting fire to the barn''of Mr. Luke
Lott, near Johnson; .burning the
building, with all its contents of
feed and farming implements and
three head of stock. Mi'. Lott's loss
was heavy, with- no ~insurance, ,but
the good people of. Johnston and
community will reimburse him~
A Very Bad Habit.
Don't grumble. The most unfor
tunate class of people -living upon.
this green earth are the grumblers.
They rob home of its joys, society.
of its dues, and themselves of -the
best things of life. .From the days
the children of Israel "grumbled"
and were sent on their tedious wan
derings "for forty years in the wild
erness," up to the present hour the
world has been full of grumblers.
It is "too hot", or "too . cold," "too
wet" or "dry." People in reason
able circumstances have visions of
the poor house, while the rich grum
ble that they can't get rich faster.
Must Take Home Paper.
A score or more of young girls,
at Beaverville, Ind., have formed
a league to promote refinement
among young men and, among :other
things, have resolved to marry no
man who drinks, smokes~ o-r - chews
and who does not take the home
paper. Drinking is considered the
chief evil, smoking and chewing
come next. while the young women
assert that when a man does not
take the home.- paper it is evidence
-> a want of intelligence and that
he will prove too stingy to provide
for a family,. educate his children.
and encourage institutions of learn
iig in the community.
It Pays to Advertise.
Billy Jones, a student in a Geor
gia school, writes on the~ blackboard:
"Billy Jones can hug. girls better
than any boy in the school." .The
teacher seeing it, called him up.
"William, did you write that?" she
said. The children waited for Billy
to come out, when they began to-guy
him. "Got a lickin', didn't you?"
"No," saidl Bill. - "Get jawed?"
No." "What did she do?" they.
Lsked. "Shan't tel," said Bill, "but
t pays to advertise.
Danger Point Passed.
Washington, Feb. 10.-The Presi
lent today in talks with visitors ex
ressed the belief that the danger
f rupture with Japan was practi
:ally over. Many think the war