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'VOL. XXIII MANNING, S. C. W'EDNESDAY, MNARCH 1,10 O3
WELL ONCE MORE
Senator Tillman and Mrs sillman
Spent Short Time in
THE CAPITAL CITY
The Senator Talks With Much Inter
est About His Fight on Crum and
How He Held Up Sixty Senators
by Relating Reminiscences
Columbia. March 11.-Senato
Mrs. Tillman spent a couple of . -s
in Columbia today. Senat-r Tillman
was on his way home from the meet
ing of the trustees of Cler -on Col
lege. Mrs. Tillman had been on a
visit to relatives at Greenwood.
Senator Tillman looks remarkably
well. He said that he had never
felt better. His face is well filled.
his complexion ruddy and healthy,
and altogether he looks well. He is
devoting himself to indoor exercise
and says It is fine.
Senator Tillman says that the
Clemson board transacted consider
able business. The board has asked
that Major Marcus B. Stokes, origi
nally of Hampton county, be detailed
to Clemson College as commandant
to take the place of Capt. Minus.
Senator Tillman expects to spend
a month In Trenton. as he does not
think the Democrats can do very
much in the tariff situation, and he
Is satisfied that the Republicans will
carry out their policles.
Senator Tillman said he did not
know what President Taft would do
with Dr. Crum. He had heard noth
Ing whatever about any appointment
for Dr. Crum and worid not be sur
prised if he were not appointed to
any place, nor would he be surpris
ed if he were given some place in
Senator Tillman talks with much
interest about his fight against the
confirmation of the appointment of
Dr. Crum, and said that one of the
remarkable things about his fight
was for hours he held up sixty sen
ators, while he was relating his re
miniscences of reconstruction and his
light with McLaurin.
The senator says he feels quite
well, enough to go out on another
of his lecture tours, and incidentally
he thinks that the "wild talk" in
which he indulged while on 1lis lec
turing tour had done much to clear
-up the atmosphere with regard to
the race question. -
Mrs. Tillman says that Senator
Tillman is not to go on any lecture
tours, but she is quite willing for
him to go to Europe again.
Senator Tillman continues to be
much Interested in the Navy Yard
at Charleston, and says that he had
the work there well cared for in
the appropriation bill, and that "as
long as he is alive the Charleston
yard has nothing to fear."--News~
THIS T5 GOOD NEWS.
cienfists Say the Earth Won't Have
Cambi4dge, Mass., March 11.
Commenting on the assertion made
recently by Dr. Percival Lowell that
the earth was in danger of colliding
with some large astral body and thus
be destroyed, Prof. William H. Pick
ering, of the Harvard Astronomo
cal Observatory, says that the chance
of such an event Is about "one In
one hundred millions, raised to the
one hundred millionth power."
"A more possible danger,' he add
ed, "but nevertheless an improbable
one, is that the solar system in its
ourney through space may come
close enough to some such a dark
body as to cause a disturbance in the
orbital motion of planets and per
haps carry some of them, the earth
Included, into space. The danger 1s
so remote, however, that there need
be no popular apprehension about
WANT SOLDIERS ARRESTED
For Robbing an Eagle's Nest or
Jamies Island. -
Columbia. S. C-, March 11.-Presi
dent Taylor of the State Audirr
Society has secured warrants froir
Magistrate Fowler here, a-inst th'
eleven federal soldiers stationed a
Fort Moultrie, accused in an article
In the News and Courier of today, of
having robbed an eagle's 'nest of it
young on James Island Sunday . Mr
Taylor is having papers sent down fo:
service. The warrant charges th~
men with violation of the act of 1905
OFFICER KILLS NEGRO.
Fatal Shooting at the Savannal
Savannah. Ga., March 11.-Patrol
man Walter F'leming shot and kille
Ben Divine, colored, of Hendersor
S. C., today at the union passenge
station in the presence of sever:
hundred persons. The negro h~
Staken the officer's club from him b<
fore the shooting. The officer's fir!
bullet found the negroe's heart, an
the nagro ceased his -attack, ai
running into the waiting room
the station, fell dead.
VThree Men Buried Alive.
Hamilton. Ohio. Marcht 11.
sewer trench eight feet deep cav
n today, burying three men. Wh<
rescuers reached the bottom of tl
sewer they found the dead bodi
of James Robinson and Alexana
Howard. Thomas Revera was 5N
macud alve nbt will probably die.
GOES SCOT FREE
STANDARD OIL ACQUITTED C
The Verdict Was Returned On I
struction of tnited States Jud,
Anderson in Chicago.
Chicago, March 10.-The Standa
Oil Company of Indiana was tod,
found not guilty of accepting rebat
from shipments of oil from Whitin
Ind., to East St. Louis, Ill. T1
verdict was returned by a jury
he federal court on instructions
Judge A. G. Anderson, who averrE
that he followed the circuit cou
of appeals decision as to the verdi
returned at the foriner trial of ti
same case and on which verdi
-Judge Kensaw Mountain Landis a
sessed a fine of $29.240.000.
Judge Anderson's decision was n(
unexpected as he had yesterday tol
the government prosecutors that tl
proof relied on in the first trial we
incompetent, and that it must t
complemented or fail. It was wit
something of an air of hopelessneE
that District Attorney Edwin M
Sims, and his assistant attempted t
show the admissability of the Ill
nois classification to prove the e)
istance of a legal rate of 18 cent,
which was a vital point in the go*
It was after Assistant District Al
torney Jas. -H. Wilkerson had argue
for two hours and in the end ad
mitted that the prosecution coul
not furnish the further proof deeme
necessary by the court for a continu
ation of the case that Judge Andei
son announced his decision.
Mr. Wilkerson said that the gov
ernment could proceed no furthe
and suggested dismissal of the case
Attorney John S. Miller, chief coun
sel in the case of the oil company
immediately moved that there be a:
instructed verdict of not guilty. Th
court so ordered and the jur-y, whic1
had been excluded during the argu
ments by the attorneys, was called i
The decision of Judge Grosscup
Baker and Seaman, of the Unite<
States circuit court of appeals, re
versing Judge Landis, together wit]
the decision of the court of appeals
was assigned as authority for today'
VERY QUEER TALE.
Told by Escort of Girl Who Wa
Baltimore. March 9.-Jennie Reed
aged 21 years, of this city, was mur
dered Monday by a highwayman a
Mount Washington, residence sub
urb. She and Joe Mueller, to whor
she was engaged to be married wer
'n the way to visit friends at Moun
Washington. according to Mueller'
statement and left the cam at Seventi
When they had walked half:
block and were in a lonely place
they were stopped by a man. whc
~leveling a pistol, called for their val
uables. Mueller said he gave u
what valuables he had and then th
highwayman demanded a necklac
worn by Miss Reed. Her reply Wa
a slap in the face. r"'n receivin
which, the man fired, the bulle
striking the girl hehind the left ea1
Che was carried into a nearby hous4
but death had been almost instar
taneous. The highwayman disai
peared and is being diligently soug4
by the police.
Mueller, who appears to have bee
the only witness to the shooting wa
placed under arrest.
TWEOLOGY AND A BROKEN HEA
Hlow One Led to the Other in Cher<
kee Negro Church.
Gaffney. March 10.-At a ro
which occurred in a colore
church, a few miles in the counti
on Saturday, a negro named W:
Gist was arguing some theologic
questions, when a negro namt
Thomas Jeter took issue with son
-f the doctrines promulgated by ti
aforesaid Gist, calling him a 1ia
whereupon Gist seized a chair ai
-'pplied same with such force to tl
oranium of Jetem as to brine him
'is knees, and pursuing his adva
tage, struck him in the mouth al
knocked several front teeth down I
throat. As soon as JTeter recover
~ufficiently to come to town he i
-'icted Gist for asault and batte
'f a high and aggravated nature, a
*he matter will be thr'eshed out
ONE HI'NDRED MEN
From One State Caught Pneumoi
Washington, March 10.--A let
received here states that of the 8
men which represented the Mas
chusetts coast artillery in the in.
-gural parade, 100 of them are s
dfering from pneumonia, one has d
"from typhoid pneumonia and anot
ris dying from the same disease.
LThe Massachusetts coast artill
dwas quartered in National Rifle's
-' mory and like many of the ot
t troops -were not supplied with co;
d but slept on the floor with only a t
d mattress to protect their bodies fi
tA the drafts which swept in thro
*fell in and was drowned.
Passenger Train Wrecked.
A New Orleans. March 1 1.-Is is
d ported that an Arkansas. Louis]
n and Gulf passenger train. bo
e south from Little Rock. was dera
s by train wreckers during the n
r near the Louisiana line, and
s- several persons were killed
Threatens Montgomery and Sev
eral Other Cities
NO FATALITIES YET
d But Residents of North Montgomery
Are Warned to More to Places of
Safety-The Negro Quarter Is
Inundated--Great Damage Has
f Been Done to Outlying Districts.
Montgomery, Ala., March 14.
This city is threatened with the
e greatest flood known in its history.
There is danger tonight of the city
being thrown into darkness, the wa
ters threatening the steam plants
of both the electric light companies
d and the gas works. The residents
e of north Montgomery were warned
today to move immediately and all
day the police aided families in get
ting to places of safety.
Across the river from Montgomery
there is a sea of water extending as
far as the eye can see. The tops
of trees w..ich formerly stood high
on the banks are barely discernible.
The water is over the Louisville and
Nashville railroad tracks at the foot
of Commerce sitreet, and the Union
_ Railway station is in danger of be
From Elmore county vague re
S ports are being received about per
sons cut off by the high water on is
- olated spots only a few feet above
the flood. The United States gov
ernment boat Twining has started
. on a six mile trip up the river to
r rescue a party reported marooned
on an island. Sunday the Twining
will visit the negro settlements and
other plantations along the river.
Information reached the city this
afternoon that the Tallapoose river
has broken over its retaining banks
on Lower Wetumka road and that
several plantations were flooded.
The state convict farm is completely
isolated and it is predicted that se
rious trouble will be experienced
there. Roadis are submerged, mak
ing traffice extremely dangerous from
Since noon the merchants of We
tumpka have been moving their
goods from stores and business is
Lowlands of middle Alabama are I
submerged for many miles and while
no loss of life is reported, a great
many head of live stock are believed
to have been drowned.
The Tallapoose river, which emp
ties into the Alabama river nine
t miles north of Montgomery, is a
raging torrent. This river sweeps
around the fine convict farm of the
State which is under water. The
Lmost serious effect of the high river
a here is from the back waters which'
Shave submerged the negro section
a~nd are encroaching on the manu
In Selma the plant of the Stand
ard Oil Company has been abandon
ed and if the predictions are verified,
water will be pouring into the power
Splant of the Selma light company be
fore nightfall tomorrow.
In Gadsden the big lumber plant
of the Kyle Lumber Company is sub
merged and the damage will be con
-From Selma tonight comes a re
_port that the home of a negro family
tin King's Bend, south of that city,
was swept away during Saturday
a night and the husband, his wife and
a one child were drowned. The names
are not known. *
p POLISH COUNT A STOKER.
s Nobleman Shoveling Coal on the
w Philadelphia, Pa.. March 12.-The
d crew of the battleship Georgia. whah
-y recently returned to the Philadel
It phia navy yard after a trip) around
al the world, claims the distinction of
d having a real count as a stoker. Paul
ie Bernard Zurowski is his name. Ac
te cording to his own statement. he was
r. disinherited by his father in P0
id land while studying at Heldelberg.
1 That was six years ago. He came
to to this country and settled in Mil
n- waukee. where. after working a
id short time. he enlisted. He speaks
is several languages and is a good mu
ry CONE MAD)E REAR AD)MIRAL.
H-e Distinguished Himself With the
Washington. March 12.--Liuet.
Commander Hutchinson I. Cone has
been appointed head of the bureau of
steam engineering of the navy, with
the rank pay of rear admiral. He
ter especially distinguished himself by
00 safely taking the torpedo boat flotilla
sa- from Newport News to San Francisco
Lu- in company with the Atlantic bat
uf- tleship fleet and was fleet engineer
ied under Admiral Sperry during the
ier around-the-world cruise, assuming
that duty at San Francisco. *
cry _ _ _ _ _ _
ar- INJURED BY MOLTEN STEEL.
hThree Fatally and Three Severely
'om Hurt in Explosion.
Cleveland. March 12. - Thre<
workmen were fatally injured ant
three other employes seriously hur
re- by an explosion at the open hearti
ana furnace of the American Steel
und Wire Company today. Water com
ied ing in contact with the molten met
:ght al caused the explosion and ho
:hat metal was thrown on the workmen
and severely ~burning them. The build
in was damaged.
WITH FISHERMEN AND FOUR
PERSONS ARE HURT.
Wardens' Party Arrested on Charge
of Assault But Released Soon
After-None Seriously Hurt.
Augusta, Ga., March 14.-Satur
day night about 9 o'clock, Pink Wil
liams and Charlie Weathersbee,
game wardens of the Langley game
preserves, Butler Weathersbee, the
Langley constable, and a party of
fishermen who were fishing on the
preserves without the knowledge and
consent of the wardens, got into a
fight, which ended with several of
the fishing party and one of the
wardens' party being shot.
It is said that Pink Williams and
Charlie Weathersbee went out to
the preserves to see that no fishing
was being done. Upon arriving at
the poid they found the party fish
ing with nets. Weathersbee wished
to have a witnesis for the illegal
fishing and sent Williams back to t
Langley to bring another man as t
witness. While Williams was gone
the party of fishermen, it Is said,
gave Weathersbee only a short time
to leave, and he left within the giv
In the meantime Williams, who
ad been sent back for a witness, re- t
turned with Butler Weafhersbee, the
Langley constable, who is a broth
r of Charlie Weathersbee, and Will
Buck and Colle Watson. Williams,
eathersbee, Buck and Watson went q
>ver to the party of fishermen and
sked what had become of the other
eathersbee. The party seemed Ig
iorant of the fact that they were
:onstables that had come for their
arrest, and told the officers what
bey had done to Warden Weathers
ee. Upon tie officers' trying to ar- e
rest the party, the fishermen open
d fire. t
The fight ended when Charlie
%eathersbee was -Wsounded In his I
eft arm. Jesse Bush, one of the
shermen, received wounds in both
egs below the knee, and a hole t
brough his hand. He made his es- 1
:ape, and It was thought he was
lead. Later his hat was found, In
xhich there were 16 holes. He re- 0
rned to Langley yesterday morn- -
Proctor, another fisherman, re
eived a shot in the head. Ripley.
iso a fisherman, was shot in the d
ead. The fishermen are said to have
one to Langley from Warrenville.
"one were seriously hurt.
Later in the day a warrant was
orn out by the fishing party
gainst Williams, Weathersbee and
uck, who were charged with assault.
hey were arrested and carried to
he Aiken court house. Dr. W. B.
Vright of Langley and Superintend
nt A. T. Smith of the same place
ent to Aiken and secured their re
ease.-The State. *
ody of a White Farmer Has Been
Greenwood, March 12.-The body
f Mr. Anderson, who died several
reeks ago, was exhumed yesterday
ad the stomach taken out and sent
o a chemist for examination.
Certain developments made the
family suspect that his death was not
uet to natural causes. Mr. Ander
son was a well-to-do white farmer,
living about five mile west of town.
He was found dead the Friday night
before the very cold weather in Feb
ruary. He had left his house after
dinner to go and fix a pasture fence.
He did not return, and when
searchers found him he had ben dead
several hours. The ground around
his body was torn up, indicating that
he had died after a great struggle.
The night of his death a cat at the
house died in a peculiar manner, and
the next day all the other cats there
died very peculiarly. *
WOMEN OF THE CONFEDERACY.
Commissionl Appointed to Raise Mon
ey for Shaft.
Golumbia, March 12.-Governor
Ansel has app~ointed the following
commissioners to take charge of the
fund that is to be raised by the
people of the State for the monument
to the women of the Confederacy.
The commission named today is to
raise $7,500, and when this sum is
in hand the State is to give $7,500
out of the treasury.
The commissioners nanmed today
are: Col. T. J. Moore, Moore's;
Col. J. N. Brown, of Anderson; Gen..
C. Irvin Walker, of Charleston; Capt.
John G. Richards, of Liberty Hill;
Capt. Win. B. Gonzales, of Columbia.
All the members of the commis;sion
were Confederate soldie.. or are the
sons of Confederate soldiers. *
MAINY LIVES LOST
By Part of Mountain Falling in Isle
Victoria, B. C., March 12.--ews
of landslides burying three villages
involving the loss of a thousand li.m's
at Pendjolo, Java, was brought to
day by the steamer Empress of Chi
na. A part of Mount Kentjana fell,
destroying the village of Tgiboeboe
han, and the towns of Wardengsita
and Telokbangoe. But one man. on"
woman and tr~o children escaped to
tell the tale. Tons of earth~ wc-r
slipping as the vessel left. c->)wi
- were fiocking to see the3 ternil
- sight.4 and recover the bodies, most
: ly buried deep below tons of earth.
.Pestilence was feared. Dogs and
- birds were feeding on the bodies
SUPREME COURT DECISION UPO
A WILL CASE
Brings Out Sensational Allegation!
Against a Minister of the Gospe
of Clarendon County.
Columbia, March 13.-The Recori
;ays a decision was handed down it
-he supreme court today on a Claren
Ion county will case of unusua:
nterest. The case is that of Heler
rindal, et al., against the Rev. Rich
ird A. Stublett, a Baptist clergyman,
ind his wife, Laura A. Stublett,
Che contest was over the possession
)f a plantation in Clarendon county,
which,, aqording to the evidence
luoted in the opinion, Mr. Sublett
nduced his aged mother-in-law, 89
rears old, to deed to Mrs. Sublett
or $7,500, payable after the mother
n-law's death, without interest, al
hough the circuit court jury which
ried the case found that the prop
rty was worth $15,000. The de
ision is against Mr. Sublett, the
inding of the lower court including
dr. Sublett's removal as executor
Among others the following quies
ions put to the juiy. at the trial
vere answered "yes" in their ver
"Was Mrs. Sarah Tindal (the
other-in-law) so enfeebled by old
.ge and physical infirmities that she
id not have mental capacity suf
icient to understand what she was
oing at the time of the execution of
he said deed?"
"Did the defendants exercise un
.ue influence on Mrs. Sarah Tindal
,nd did they thereby obtain the ex
cution and delivery of said deed?"
It appears from the language of
he decision that Mr. Sublett re
aoved to Texas after marrying Miss
,aura Tindal, and afterward re
2oved to Atlanta, and failing in his
rofesslon as a minister, came back
o Clarendon county to live on the
ome place with his mother-in-law
nd her son, Ezra, to whom the
roperty was - to go, under the will
f the elder Tindal, at Mrs. Sarah
indal's death. A year leater Mr.
zra Tindal died, after which Mr.
ublett took charge and managed the
lace as the agent of Mrs. Sarah Tin
"Soon after," the opinion says,
on account of these new and un
easant relations, Ezra Tindal's
'idow and her children left the
lace," and then on investigation Mr.
ublet discovered that the place nev
r did belong to Mr. Tindal, the
der, but was Mrs. Tindal's, from
er father, Ezra Allen.
In 1908 Mr. Sublett prevailed up
n his mother-in-law, is is alleged,
o make a will dividing the place
to three equal parts, one-third to
he children of Mary Rembert, anoth
r third to the children of Ezra
indal and the remaining third to
rs. Sublett, Mr. Sublett being made
xeutor and trustee, with authority
o sell without advertisement. "Strict
ecrecy as to this will was enjoined
>y R. A. Sublett." Shortly after
yard, it is fur-ther alleged, he pre
ailed upon Mlrs. Tindal to execute
. lease to Mrs. Sublett for eight
rears at $100 a year. In 1904 she
nade the deed of the place referred
o above and died the following year.
'the mortgage being witheld from
record for a considerable time."
Mr. Sublett is well knowr
hroughout the State, both his, owr
family and that of his wife having
wide connections among prominen
people. For some time after giv
ing up reside:at pastoral work Mr
Sublet conducted evengelical meet
ings in different sections of the State
His sons, Alvah T. Sublett and Hub
ert Sublett, were athletic stars dur
ing their career at Furman univer
sity and the former was assigne<
the position Cf full-back on nearl:
every All-Southern football tear
chosen during the three seasons h
played intercollegiate ball.
NEGROES NOT WANTED.
Preident Taft Will Not Appoiz
Them to Office.
Chicago, March 12.-"The passin
of the professional Southern negr
politician as a Federal office holde
by right of color has been made a
essential feature in the propose
policies of President Taft," says t13
Tribune today in a news article.
"Hereafter Southern White Ri
publicans will receive the utmo:
consideration in filling the 'big' pla'
es in the Federal service below ti
Mason and Dixon line. The plac<
which has been allotted to negro R
publicans as a matter of custom wi
go to Northern negroes rather the
to Southern black men.
"News of this complete change.
the administration policy has arriv4
in Chicago directly from the Whi
Killed by Auto.
New York. March 11.-Mrs. Le
pold Baumann, wife of a wealt:
New York furnitusre dealer, w
was struck and killed tonight by;
automobile owned by Holly C. Est4
a flour merchan't. Mr. and M1
Estee with a party of friends we
in the car at the time.
Kills Girl and Self.
New York. March 11.--Samnt
Krobach. 26 years old, of Sha
Side. N. J., shot and killed his sw'
heart. Miss Susa Pazalica, 22 yes
old, at her home tonight. Kroba
then shot himself through the he
and died instantly. The ,girl b
A HUGE CAVE
Found In The Adiron dacke Up
per New YorK
RIVAL THE MAMMOTH
Extensive Rooms Under the Mountain
Near Standish, N. Y., Which Are
Yet to Be Explored-Veteran Gives
Some Measurements and Tells of
the Pits Which Are Deep.
Saranac Lake, N. Y., March 10.
Capt. E. E. Thomas, an old-time
woodsman, has discovered a great
cave in a secluded part of the Adiron
dacks which may rival the famous
Mammoth Cave of Kentucky. Thom
as chanced to strike the entrance to
the cavern on the summit of a moun
tain seldom visited by travelers, or
sportsmen, some time ago, but kept
the matter secret until he could make
Taking a companinon with him,
he entered the cavern for 1,000
feet, and as the end was not reached,
the extent of the cave from that
point on is as yet undetermined. It
is situated on a mountain known as
"W" Mountain, not far from Stand
ish, N. Y.
In describing his discovery, the
old woodsman said: "The mouth is
about fifty feet wide. The first room
is fifty feet long, twenty feet wide
and thirty feet high. It swarmed
with bats, which lined the walls and
seemed scarcely able to move. There
was a decided smell of sulphur. In 1
the next room, which was about
forty by fifteen. feet, we found pas
sages branching in many directions,
and were unable to explore all of I
- "With only the feeble rays of a
lantern to guide us, we several times
narrowly escaped falling into pits.
You can imagine how deep some of I
these were, when I say that we had
time to count fifteen and twenty be
fore rocks we dropped into them were
heard to strike-and we did not
count rapidly. An elk's horn was
found by us far inside the cave.
"After going a short distance from
the mouth there was no vegetation.
There is no opening at the base of
the mountain and there are no
streams in the cave so far as we
have yet discovered."
TRAIN RAND IKILLED.
Will Campbell Run Over by Engine
Greenwood, March 11.-Will
Campbell, a negro train hand em
ployed in the Seaboard local yards.
had his legs cut off whiile at work
in the yards early Wednesday morn
ing, and died several hours later
from the effects of his Injuries. He
was run over shortly after 2 o'clock
and died at 5 o'clock Wednesday
It appeared that Campbell was at
the switch waiting for the engine
to go up to the tank and return. It
would seem that, as the engine came
back, he attempted to jump on, but
missed his footing and fell under
neath. Both legs were cut off.
The switching crew was in charge
of Yard Conductor Meaders and En
gineer Pittman. Mr. Pittman stated
that the- engine was going about
two or three miles an hour. Camp
bell was an excellent train hand,
knew his business well, and it seems
more than likely that it was a case
of accident. It was said at the in
quest that Campbell said before he
died that he did not see how he could
A coroner's jury was impanelled
and the following verdict was render
ed: "Will Campbell came to his
death by accident on his own part."
Favors Elimination of Hlanging and
Atlanta. Ga., March 11.-Gen.
Clement A. Evans, commander-in
chief of the United Confederate Vet
erans and chairman of the prison
> commission of Georgia, advocates
r chloroforming criminals who have
Sreceived the death sentence.
"I believe the law has no right
dto do more than take a mnan's life,"
esaid Gen. Evans. "No living man
should witness it. The death cell
should be air tight, and the man who
t is to die should inhale .the very
breath of death itself and should die
.e painlessly and alone. Any other
s death punishment is nothing short
~of barbarous. Even this is bad
nGen. Evans had already qlualific.d
this statement by declaring himself
opposed to capital punishment for
dany crime save that of attack upon
GIVEN EiGHTEEN YEARS.
>- Inventor Who Killed Broker Suy
as dam Sentenced.
.n New York, March 12.-John C.
e, Lumsden, the young North Carolina
s. inventor, who was convicted of man
re slaughter in the first degree on the
* -- a-~ of killing Harry B. Suydam.
a broker, was today sentenced in the
counrt. of general sessions to not
el less than 18 years nor more than
dv'19 years and six months in State
~t- prison. The broker was shot and
rs instantly killed in his office on De
ch cember 19, last, after an -altercation
ad with Lumsden over money matters,
ad Lumsden claiming that the broker
* owed him $1,200 on some notes.*
GOES TO WORK
IN DEAD EARNEST TO FIGHT
Aiken Employs a Trained Nurse Who
Will Devote Al of Her Time to
The Columbia Record says Miss
Susie S. Ravenel has been employed
by the Aiken County Antituberculo
sis League, as a trained nure, to as
sist in its work of prevention of the
white plague. The league has been
very active in its inauguration of a
war against consumption. Although
the league has been organized only
a few weeks, practical results are
iow being obtained, and the people
ire being instructed in the means
>f preventing disease.
It is only recent years that means
.or cope with this dreaded disease
tave been discovered and this knowl
dge is not yet prevalent among the
>eople; and the dissemination of this
Cnowledge is the primary object for I
,he league in this county. No dues
tre paid for membership in the
eague, but voluntary subscriptions 4
tre being received by the officers for I
he prosecution of the work. Many
)f the Northern visitors have liberal- I
y helped in this work. ~
Miss Ravenel has already com- i
nenced her work. She devotes the
orenoon to the work, making visits
:o all parties who may need her I
ssistance. No charge is made for i
ier assistance, which is given not
rom a charitable standpoint, but
Ls a matter of giving valuable sug- I
,estions for the caring of patients
Lnd prevention of the spread to oth
r members of the family, and the
blic, with whiom infected persons f
-tv come in contact. Miss Ravenel
ias had long experience as a nurse,
Lnd she has entered the work with
L spirit. She will make periodical
-eports to the president of the
eague, Dr. Filmore Moore.
The trained nurse will conduct
ier work in conjunction with, and
n harmony with the board of health.
Jiss Ravenel will also consult with
he physicians of the city, and work t
n conjunction with them. Such
ases that are reported to her, as
eeding assistance, advice, or in any
nanner that she can help them, she
vill visit. The object of this is, of
;ourse, to prevent the further sbread
>f the disease, and it Is stated that
vhere persons refuse to heed friendly
nd voluntary suggestions for the I
afety of the people against tuber
ulosis, such cases will be referred
o the board of health, to take sucb
Lction as they see fit for public
MURDER WOMAN'S HUSBAND.
'Rev." Wolfram and Mrs. Malinda
Lockhart Locked Up.
Atlanta, Ga., March 10.-Charles
T. Wolfram, whom calims to be an
>rdained Holiness preacher, and Mrs.
Valinda Lockhart are being held in
he county jai on charges growing1
>ut of their discovery together in
:he former's room on Marietta street.
'he arrest was caused by woman'"
ausband, James 3. Lockhart, whom.
:he two prisoners claim, they had
alanned to murder.
Wolfram is author of several so
2alled religious books, and earned a
lvelihood selling them on the streets.
M~vrs. Lockhart is a strikingly hand
some woman, and apparently intelli
gent. She has not lived with her
husband for two years, becauce, as
she claims, Wolfrain was found to
be her "soul-mate" or "affinity."
Religious attraction led to their
association, is is claimed, and to re
move all carnal barriers they hal de
cided to remove Lockhart by the
poison route. Their nerve failed at
the last moment and Lockhart still
lives to enjoy his estate of $10,000
or $15,000.-Augusta Chronicle.
SHOULD) SHUN SOFT DRINK3.
Government Pure Food Expert Warns
Washington, March 10. - The
dangers of "the soft drink habit"
and the innocence with which girls
become addicted to it, were empha
sized tonight by Dr. Harvey, with WV.
Wiley, the Government's pure food
expert, in a lecture before one hun
dred girl students at Holy Cross
"If you only know what I know
about what those soft drinks con
tain you would abstain from them,''
he said. "It will surprise you to
know that most of them contain
more caffeine than coffee, and a drug
which is more deadly. So beware
of the soft drink. It is more harm
ful than coffee, and I advise all
young people against the use of this
stimulant. Perhaps you would be
initerested to know I have collect
e-d more than one hundred samples
of soft drinks sold at soda foun
tains, and each contains caffeine, and
many of them a deadly drug."
THEY DESTROY CROPS.'
Poisoned Wheat to Bait Prairie Dogs
in the West.
Washington. March 11.-Poisoned
'.heat is to be used as bait to kill off
'he prairie dogs. the stockmen's en
-my. that now infest Arizona and
New Mexico and have become a me
nace to the forest ranges there. On
ranch lands prairie dogs have proved
'lestructive to a variety of crops, in
eluding wheat, grain, potatoes and
sugar beets: while on grazing lands
they destroy so much grass that the
grazing capacity of the land is re
duced 50 to 75 per cent. The fores:
service is employing every effort t<
A PRIEST SLAIN
In His Study at Newark, N. J, by
SHOT AT WOMAN ALSO
Three Men Walk into Boom of the
Rev. Erasmus Ansion and Shoot
Him to Death-Dead Priest Had
Ousted Several Trustees, Causing
Newark, N. J., March 10.-Three
men whose features appear to have
Jeen concealed by their heavy over
:oats and slouch hats, walked into
:he study of the Rev. Erasmus Ansi
)n, pastor of the Polish Church of
3t. Stanislaus, this morning and
>pened fire upon him. Three bul
ets from their three revolvers hit the
>riest, killing him instantly.
The trio turned to make their es
ape and found their way blocked
)y Mrs. Antonio Sewrzytska, the
iousekeeper. One of the visitors
urned 'his revolver upon her, inflict
ng a wound which Is likely to prove
atal. Then all three made their es
The police were put to work on
he case within a few minutes of
he murder and by noon had
-ouaded up four suspects, one of
rhom the housekeeper, now in St.
arnasbas Hospital, thought bore a
esemblance to the leader of the trio
vho had done the shooting. The oth
rs she was unable to identify. All
our denied any knowledge of the af
No adequate theory to account'for
he attack upon the priest has been
resented to the police. It was learn
d that there has, recently been con
iderable factional trouble In the con
regation, and Father Ansion, when
Le came from Paterson to take
harge of the church five months ago,
ade several changes which are said
o have caused widespread dissatis
All the men arrested are members
>f St. Stanislaus church, and the
olice ordered the arrest of all the
ormer trustees, whom the dead
riest ousted when he took charge
f the parish.
The police tonight arrested three
en, suspects, all Poles, who reside
tear the church. At the same time
t was announced that the belief was
rowing that the pries,.s assassins
vere not Newark men, although it
Vas thought that the murder has
>een planned, here and that some of
hose under arrest may be abld to
hed light on these plans.
A crowd of 5;000 Poles gathered
arly tonight in front of the rectory
n which lay the body of the murder
d priest, expressing their grief and
lemanding to see the body. The
>olice succeeded In getting it under
ontrol by promising to grant Its de
nand. Accordingly, a double line of
olice was arrayed from the street
hrough the house, and for two hours
>r more the Poles marched in single
ie past the casket In which the
FOUND GUILTY OF MUEDER.
Laurens Breaks a Record Covering
Laurens, March 10.-For the first
ime in about fifteen years a Lan
rens fury has returned a straight ver
ict of murder without a recommen
dation to mercy. This occurred this
afternoon in the Court of General
Sessions, when the jury returned a
verdict of guilty in the case of the
State vs. John Henry Anderson for
the murder of his father-in-law. It
will be recalled that 'Anderson shot
and killed old man Joseph Carter
at the Cedar Grove church at the
funeral of one of Anderson's child
ren. He shot him in the back, and
without immediate provocation.
Anderson will very likely be sentenc
ed on Saturday.
Two cases of attempted criminal
assault were tried today In .the -
General sessions Court, one against
a young white man, Albert Duncan,
accused of attempting to ravish a
young girl in Waterloo Township,
the home of both. Duncan .was
found guilty with mercy recommend
ed by the jury. The other case was
against Will McCollough, colored,
charged with attempting to ravish
a young white girl in Sullivan's
Township. The jury returned a ver
dict of not guilty.
WEATHER CLERK EXPLAIN~S
low He Made Such a Mistake About
Washington, March 8.-Just how
it happened that there was such a
blizzard in Washington March 4, and
in the fact of his telegrams to Mr.
ft, on the night of 3rd that the
weather would be clear, was ex
plained to the president today by
.illis L. Moore, chief of the United
State weather bureau. Prof. Moore
admitted he had waited for several
days with some timidity be
fore attempting to "spay his
respects" to Mr. Taft. Mr. Moore
has an explanation which he brought
to a climax with all sorts of proof
that no such "highs" and "lows" ever
before produced such a snomstorm.
IBurned to Water's Edge.
Queenstown, Md., March 12.--The
Chesapeake' bay steamboat Love
Point, Capt. Clarke, belonging to
the Maryland. Delaware & Virginia
-Railway Company, was burned to the
water's edge while lying at the wharf
at Love Point at 11 o'clock last