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A GREAT SPEECHI
Capt. Fitzhugh Opens for State
in Cooper Trial.
HE SCORES COOPER
And Sharp and Charges Them With
Entering a Conspiracy - The
Speech Was a Bitter Arraignment
of the Defendants, Coupled With a
Masterly Presentation of - rgument
Nashville, March 8.-The greatest
crush of people since the trial began
were in attendance this morning to
hear the opening argument in the
case of Col. Duncan B. Cooper, his
son Robin Cooper and John D. Sharp,
whose trial on the charge of murder
Ing former Senator Edwin W. Car
mack, has entered upon its eighth
and probably final week. Back of
the table reserved for the prosecu
tion's attorneys, who begin the ar
gument of their case today, the crush
was unusually heavy.
Large numbers of ladies were in
the crowd, which began to gather
as aarly as 6:30 o'clock. By 9
o'clock every bit of available space
in the court room had been taken
and many scores of people had been
It was 9:20 o'clock when Capt. G.
T. Fitzhugh, the eloquent Memphis
attorney and long friend of Senator
Carmack, opened the State'? argu
ment to the jury. The court room
at this time was crowded to suf
focation, every seat being taken and
all the open places were filled with
Captain Fitzhugh began by paying
the customary tribute to the jury,
thanking them for their untiring pa
tience and their uniform courtesy
He then lauded the citizenship of
the dead man. He dwelt at length
mpon the distinguished service to
his country of this son of Tennes
see. Captain Fitzhugh then defined
"malice" to the jury and said it
could arise suddenly, in law and fact,
or could be the result of brooding
"as it has been in this case," he
added. He told how the e fendant,
Colonel Cooper, had been heard curs
ing and threatening Carmack and
said that this showed the colonel
bore malice deep in his heart against
Captain Fitzhugh declared that
Colonel Cooper did not kill Senator
Carmack because of wounded repu
tation, but "'he killed him because
of his fear of the truth and his love
The speaker asked how it was
that this man's name could not be
mentioned, "this man who had shap
ed the destinies of a State, this man
who had made politicians, this man
who had pulled the wires. John D.
Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan and E. H.
Harriman are not. office-holders, yet
they are not going around killing
men who dare to me.ition their
names in the paper.
"This man who has .ajured all
he has ever touched, this lobbyist,
this defaulter, this professional poli
tician," exclaimed Captain Fitzbugh
with intense emphasis, "puts himself
on a pedestal so high that liis name
may not be mentioned even in a
Capt. Fitzhugh took up the editor
rial in order. The first was October
24. In this one Colonel Cooper had.
complained because his name had
been linked with those of certain
saloon men and gamblers."
"The only difference," declared
Captain Fitzhugh, "lay in the fact
that Colonel Cooper, a gambler all
his life, had played for larger stakes
and had never paid his debts with
his killing winnings.
"The editorial of No. 3," said
Captain Fitzhugh, "did not even men
tion his name, yet he took offense
at it because the machine was at
tacked. His attitude, 'I am the ma
chine; I am the State and when you
strike the machine you strike me.'
"Where was the offense in that un
Tess Colonel Cooper was looking for
it with jaundiced and malicious
Captain Fitzhugh then took up
the editorial of Sunday morning.
Novembser 9, "Across the Muddy
Chasm," and dissected that for the
jury. "You gentlemen :'emember,"
said Captain Fitzhugh, "that I asked
Colonel Cooper to take the editorial
sentence by sentence and point out
the parts that were offensive and
that he refused to do so, saying it
was offensive as a whole. Yet that
morning he wrote the threat, the
note. And there is some mystery
about the notes. Where are the orig
inals? only copies here and a copy
of a copy; then he saw Ed. Craig
that night and after he sent the
message, 'you or I must die,' he
hatched up a pretext to arm himself
against Carmack. He tells you,
gentlemen of the fury, that Ed. Craig
reported to him that Carmack was
In an ugly, vicious mood.
"Ed. Craig says he brought no
such information about Carmack and
could not have been true."
TRAGADY IN~ CHESTER.
Negro Kills Wife and Fatally Wounds
Chester, March 8.-John Steven
son, colored, killed his wife and fat
ally wounded his father-in-law, Till
man Gaston, this afternoon at his
home in the Mount Prospect sec
tion, five miles southeast of Rich
burg. This afternoon Stevenson and
his wife quarreled, and when Gaston
endeavored to pacify them Steven
son shot with the results already
Pounds of Bones.
Savannah, March 8.-Just about
to finish a contract for 20.000 pounds
of bones, most of which he stated he
had obtained from a negro graveyard
here, Joe Marks, colored, was arrest
ed yesterday by a patrolman. He
had some plates from coffins in his
pockets. He will not be allowed to
disinter any more bodies, but will
be tried on the lunacy charge.
A thin purse makes a person feel
AS RECITED BY ONE OF THE
In a Police Court, Where He Had
Been Carried to be Tried for
Question-Who comes here?
Answer-A poor worthless can
didate for charity, who begs to have
and receive part of the free lunch
of this town. set apart for regular
customers, as many thousand tramps
have done before me.
Q. How do you expect to gain the
rights and privileges?
A. By being a man too lazy to
work. not ashamed to beg, and under
the tongue of generally bad report.
Q. Where can this report be had
A. It is in the police reports. in
ebriate asylums and at the cafes.
Q. From whence came you?
A. From a town in Texas call
Q. Then you are a regular tramp.
A. I am so taken and arrested
wherever I go.
Q. How do you know you are a
A. By being often arrested and
tried and never acquitted. and ex
pectto be arested, tried and convict
Q. . Where were you first prepar
ed to be a tramp?
A. In a small bar-room adjoining
my place of abode.
Q. How were you then prepared?
A. By being kicked and cuffed
around until divested of nearly all
my clothes. having been previously
deprived of all my money and dia
Q. What first induced you to be
come a tramp?
A. That I might travel all over
the land and indulge my ravenous
appetite for beer. and sponge my liv
ing from an easily humbugged pub
Q. How am I to know you to be
A. By the size and laziness of my
feet, by signs, grips, and'words.
Q. What are words?
A. Certain plausible tales that
will best induce the lady of the house
to give up her cakes and pies.
Q. What are signs?
A. Dirty face and hands, torn
and dirty clothes, with a bad limp
in either leg.
Q. What is grip?
A. A tight hold on any'hing por
table that may be turned into ready
Q. Will you give me a grip?
A. No, get some other fellow.
Q. How did you first gain admis
sion to this town?
A. By a good long tramp at 'low
twelve."' the time when all police
men are called from labor to re
Q. How were you received?
A. By a cop just on the point
of taking a Manhattan eye-opener.
Q. What did he do with your?
A. He put me in a cooler in due
Q. What was next done with you?
A. He conducted me around from
east to west to the court house, and
told me to stand erect and face the
Q. What did the judge say to
A. He told me to say my name.
promise to obey the law, after which
he ordered me to take a step to the
left and follow the cop to the place
from whence I came-the jail.
A MYSTERIOUS CAVERON.
Two Dogs Are Lost in It and Can't
Farmers of Weldon Spring. in St.
Charles county. Mo., strove for two
days to rescue two dogs that had
been imprisoned for three weeks in
a cave. Spurred by the piteous barks
and whines of the dogs, the men due
down until they were stopped by
Colid rock. Dynamite was used with
out avail. One man risked his life
by crawling 150 feet at the end of
a rope into a cave, but was unable
+o rescue the dogs. The effort was
fthen abandoned, because th'e cries
of the dogs could no longer he heard.
and it was concluded that they had
Three weeks ago Bob Tarbel and
Cam Pitman were hunting on .Tohn
Burton's farm. when their does start.
ad a coon, which sought safety in a
eave. The dogs, intent on the chase.
followed it in through the narrow
entrance and disanpeared from sight
and hearing. They did not return,
and it was three week-s later, that
their whines were heard near an old
sink hole 500 feet away. Digginr
began hut was soon stopped by solid
rock and dynamite was then used.
Fully 100 men, women and child
ren gathered and urged the workerse
to greater endeavors. hut they could
dlo nothing excent to try to explore
the cave. Finally Howell risked his
ife in an attempt to reach and res
ene the does. He volunteered te
-rawl into the cave with a rope ti, -
to him. One '150 feet long was
brought and an end of it tied around
his waist. H~e crawled into the cave
and went the length of the rc-pe
H-e found the passage at that depth
o smail that he could not have gone
further, even if the rope had been
longer. He could hear the dogs and
~alled loudly to the'm. hut they seem
ed to have fallen .rer a declivity
and could not come to him. *
BAK(ED CHILD ON STOVE.
But Said She Did Not Want to Injure
New York. March 8.-Marjorie
Miles. the housekeeper of Win. John
son, a cabinet maker, of Williams
burg, was held without bail to await
the action of the grand jury by Mag
istrate Higginbotham in Brooklyn 1:o
day, on a charge of having caused
the death of Johnson's 3-year-old
boy, Arthu~r. by holding him on a hot
stove. The accused woman said in
court that the child was unruly, and
she had threatened to set him on
the stove, but had not intended to
TOWN HIT HARD
TEARLY WIPED OUT BY TER
rhe Business Section and One Hun
dred Dwellings Demolished at
Cuthbert, Ga.-Seven Lives Lost.
Cuthbert, Ga., March 9.-A ter
rifie cyclone struck Cuthbert tonight
at 8:30 o'clock, killing six negroes
and one white man. demolishing the
entire business section, razing one
hundred or more residences and in
juring many, entailing a loss which
is estimated at $100,000.
The town is in total darkness, ow
ing to the damage to the electric
light system and it is exceedingly
difficult to estimate the loss of life
with accuracy and the damage to the
business and residential sections.
The loss of life would have been
much greater had it not been for the
fact that several hundred of the citi
zens were in attendance upon a re
vival meeting when the storm struck
Shortly after 8 o'clock a great
black cloud appeared in the south
west and bore down upon the little
city. Few people were on the streets
and few were in the stores. With
a great roaring accompanied by vivid
flashes of lightning the cyclone
struck the business blocks and
wrecked every building. Merchan
dise, bricks and debris was scattered
along the streets.
It passed on the residential sec
tion, blowing down nearly one hun
dred houses, raising chimneys, fenc
es, barns, and doing much damage
otherwise. Few people were at home
at the time when the storm struck.
All of the wires of the Cuthbert
lighting plant are down and the city
is in complete darkness, which makes
the situation very serious and hinders
the work of rescue and attention to
The telephone service of the city
is crippled by falling poles and brok
-n wires. It is impossible to learn
the damage in the outlying district.
Thirty loaded box cars on the sid
ing at the depot were blown off the
track, and completely demolished.
Cuthbert is a town of about 3,000
Inhabitants, situated in Randolph
county, on th Central of Georgia rail
road, about 200 miles southwest of
Augusta, near the Alabama line.
TAX ON COFFEE AND TEA
Will Cause Republican Congressmen
to Be Beaten.
Washington, March 13.-The pro
posed tax on coffee and tea is giving
th'e Republicars some concern. Some
Republicans declare that taxin.g of
'the breakfast table would make it
impossible for the Republicans to
carry their district in the next elec
The National Coffee and Tea As
sociation, in a communication to the
committee, wrote the a tax on coffee
or tea "would be unjust to the con
sumer, detrimental to trade, irritat
ing to the masses, and finally, will
fail to produce any material reve
nue to the government for nearly
"A duty of five cents upon coffee
would mean an immediate profit of
at least $6.50 per bag upon every
bag in the United States to the own
ers thereof,'' is the claim made in
"There being nearly 4,000,000
bags at present held here by individ
uals, c'rporations, and Wall stret
speculative interests, such a duty
would mean a profit of $26,000,000
to the owners and holders thereof.
But it would not mean one do.lar's
paid into the United States treas
HEAVY LOSS FROM FIRE.
Six People Are Hurt by Walls Fall
ing on Them.
Spartanburg, March 12.--Property
valued at $65,000 was destroyed here
tonight by a fire in the very center
of the business section of the city,
when half the Cleveland building
at east Main and South Church strets
was completely gutted and other por
tions of it considerably damaged.
The Harry Prince clothing firm
lost a stock of goods valued at $25,
000, and R. L. Bowden, the oldest
dry goods merchant in the city, sus
rained a loss estimated at $20,000,
while the loss on the building will
probably exceed $20,000.
The building is owned by 3. B.
and J. F. Cleveland and is fully
insured. Insurance so far reported
'overers only about half the value
'f the stocks burned. In the course
of the fire five firemen and one Wof
ford student were injiured by falling
HIS MIND WAS OFF.
Boston Policeman Kills His Wife and
Boston, March 8.-Daniel C. Shil
Tane, a policeman, was found dying
sarly today in his home in East
Boston from the effects of a bullet
wound, believed to have been self
nflicted, while the body of his wife
'ay in the floor beside him. Shillane
lied later at the hospital. It Is
said that Shillane, who had been a
policeman 22 years, was deranged
from two years' brooding over the
jeath of a 19-year-old daughter.
The Shillane family occupied the
hird floor of a tenement house.
Conditions indicated that the trag
edy occurred while breakfast was
being prepared. Other families in
the house heard two quick revolver
shots from the kitchen of the Shil
ane apartment. They forced open
he door and found Mrs. Shillane
lead and Shillane still breathing but
insensible. In his hand was his
tistol, telling the story of what had
Avalanche JKills Twenty-Seven.
Vienna. March 9.-An avalanche
has destroyed a workman's shelter at
Sankia Johan, in the Pongau district
"f Salzhurg, killing twenty-seven
persons. Fifteen bodies have been
Common sense always brings fan
knd Many More Injured by Cy
clone in Arkansas
yhe Town of Brinkley Almost Wip
ed Off the Map-Fourteen White r
and Sixteen Colored People Known d
to be Dead-Many Killed at Oth
Little Rock, Ark., March 8.-Many I
persons are reported dead, and a
number injured as the result of a
violent storm which swept through
western, eastern and southern Ar- 1
kansas late this afternocn and to- i
Turee are reported to havt been
killed at Brinkley and dispatches at
midnight on the only wire in opera
tion between that place and Little
Rock, a railroad wire, were to the ef
fect that the town was In :lamas, and
its complete destruction seened in
Brinkley is a town of 3,000 per
sons and the junction point of sev
eral important railroad systems.
A dispatch from Fores: CIty says
late advices from Brinkley indicate
that practically the enti:-e town is
now a mass of ruins and that eight
persons have ben killed and the in
jured will be numbered by scores.
The fire at 2 o'clock this morning is
still burning and the reflection can
be seen from here, a distance of
twenty miles. Every physician of
this place as well as many nurses
were dispatched to Brinkley at mid
night and other towns are rushing
aid to the storm-swept town.
A Cotton Belt passenger train due
in Little Rock at 6:30 o'clock to
night is lost in the vicinity of Bau
cum, where a tornado struck, and is
reported to have been swept off the
track. Another report is to the
effect that the train was struck by
lightning. Railroad offices in Little
Rock have been endeavoring to lo
cate the train for hours, but have
been unable to do so.
The tornado struck at Fourchdema
at five o'clock this afternoon within
five miles of Little Rock, killing a
negro boy and injuring other ne
groes. Two houses were demolished
by fire after it had been blown to
bits. Several negroes are reported
to be fatally hurt.
The tornado crossed the Arkansas
river at Fourchdema and raised a
spout of water about 200 feet high.
It traveled toward the northeast and
swept a clean path about sixty yards
wide. It was impossible to get any
definite reports from that vicinity
tonight. The tornado was followed
by a violent hail and rain storm,
which kept up throughout the night.
The same tornado passed into Ban
cum, where the extent of the dam
age is also unknown and from there
to Kerns, in Lonke county-where sev
eral home were de'molished and E.
B. Adams, a farmer, was serously if
not fatally injured.
He, with his wife, son and three
others were in the house at the time
of the storm. They were hurled
in the debris, but all escaped alive.
The home of Dan Wagner, a saw
mill operator, near there, was also
destroyed, but he and his wife es
caped with a few bruises. A gin
and several negro cabins were de
All the windows of a train -between
Gurdon and Rester were blown out.
At Balvern the Methodist church
was entirely destroyed at a lass of
$6,000. The Baptist church was
damaged, portion of thie court house
was unroofed and ether extensive
damage was done. No loss af life.
was reported, although the extent of
the damage in the surrounding coun
try was not known.
OVER THIRTY DEAD.
Property Worth One Million Dollars
Brinkley, Ark., March 9.-Thirty
ore more lives were snuffed out,
sixty people were injured and prop
erty estimated to be worth one mil
lion dollars was destroyed as a re
sult of the tornado which wrecked
this little city last night. Fourteen
whites and sixteen colored persons
are known to have been killed.
Every business house is in ruins.
and there is hardly a home that has
not at least suffered the loss of a
roof or king.
Hundreds of people are homeless
and are wandering about seeking a
Six Killed Near Little Rock.
Little Rock, March 9.-Six deoed
and eight injured are reported today
in the vicinity of Little Rock as the
result of the tornado which passel
close to Little oRck Monday nigh:.
Mrs. Elrod, aged 75, Benton,
Mrs. Sam *Kesterson, Salem.
Unknown child at Piney Woods,
Edgar, Roy and Lena, aged 17,
12 and 8 years respectively, childre~n
of Mrs. Isabel Mason, at Zion.
Mrs. Mason and six other children
were seriously hurt. Mrs. Cruce, liv
ing near Benton were also injured.
One of her arms was broken.
The Methodist church and school
house at Mount Carmel were demoi
ished and eight houses at Hurri
cane Creek were destroyed.
THE READY PISTOL.
Tragedy Enacted on the Streets of
Vidalia, Ga., March 8.--0. G.
Moore, a prominent lumberman, was
shot to death on the street today by
W. L. Darby, another well known
business man. The men quarrelled
ovr a business matter. Moore
slapped the face of Darby. The latter
drew his pistol and shot Moore down.
Darby fled, but was captured later
in a swamp, two miles from thisi
place hidden beneath a pile of logs.
He was placed in Toombs' county
SOME GOOD ADVICE l
'ROM DR. ELLIOT ON RACIAL
[e Says That Different Races of
People Have Never Profited by
Montgomery, Ala., March 8.
There should be no admixture of
acial stock," declared retiring Presi
ent Eliot, of Harvard University, to
Ight in an Interview. "I believe,
or example, that Irish should not
ntermarry with the Am ricans of
3nglish descent; that the Germans
hould not marry the Italians; that
he Jews should not marry the
Each race should maintain its own
ndividuality. The experience of civ
lization shows that racial stocks are
iever mixed with profit, and that
uch unions do not bring forth the
yest and strongest children. There
s no reason, however, why the races
,annot live together, side by side,
n perfect peace and amity.
"In the case of the negroes and
:he whites, the races should be kept
xpart in every respect. The South
las a wise policty. I believe that
Booker T. Washington has the right
deals, and that Dubois is injuring
the progress of his race with his
President Eliot emphatically de
nies that he ever said that there
was a suffrage problem in the North,
owing to the predominance of Cath
"In the North we are affiliated
in our civic life by having masses
of voters who know nothing of liber
ty. Take the Irish-they say them
selves that at home they had no
experience at self-government. Our
problem is to show the newer arrivals
that it is to their Interest to have
efficient government and not lavish
BRIDGES TO BE REPLACED
With Better Ones by the Atlantic
Wilmington, N. C., March 8.-It is
announced from the executive offices
of the Atlantic Coast Line here that
from the proceeds of the recent sale
of the road's consolidated 4 per cent
bonds In New York the company has
provided, In addition to the canoel
lation of Its short term, that the per
cent notes due March 1, 1910,
and all the cash necessary to retire
on June 1, 1910, one million six
hundred thousand underlying 6 per
cent bonds, the funds required for
replacing five and one-quarter miles
of wooden trestle with concrete piers
and steel girders across the Pee-Dee
river, near Florence, S. C.; over San
tee river, between Lanes and Charles
ton, S. C., and over the Savannah
river, between Hardeeville, S. C., and
Savannah. By the negotiations for
the sale of the bonds interest charg
es will be reduced $119,000 per an
MEETS HORRIBLE DEATH.
Negro Gin Hand Given Lye in His
Florence, March 8.-News reach
ed the city late today of a terrible
affair, which resulted In the death of
James Allison, a negro, at Allison's
Postoffice, which resulted in Allison's
death Saturday night.
.From what can be learned Allison
was employed by Messrs. A. Poston &
Son as a fireman at their ginnery and
saw mill plant. After eating his
breakfast at the mill Friday morning
he was taken suddenly ill and never
regained consciousness, death result
ing on Saturday.
Dr. Eaddy, a physician in that sec
tion was called In and pronounced
the case one of poisoning. The mag
istrate in that township held an in
quest and. it was found that the ne
gro had been poisoned by being giv
en a dose of conisentrated lye, which
it Is now thought was administered
through the sugar that was used in
sweetening his coffee.
ANOTHER FIM FLAM ARTIST
Wor'ks a Skin Game on the Negroes
Prosperity, March 8.-A negro
claiming to be from Washington, D.
C., has been in this community for
the past ten days organizing a new
"skin game." He said he had au
thority from President Roosevelt to
organize the negroes into lodges, and
when they paid ten dollars they
could get anything they wanted, and
their membership was a guaranttee
that they would get it.
He got too familiar wit~h one of
the sisters and she resented it. This
led to trouble with the husband andi
the usual fight ensued, and the result
was the Rooseveltian agent was tied
hog fashion and brought to Judge
Kibler's office. The agent was charg
ed with vagrancy and carrying con
cealed weaporns, and was sent up for
duty for the country for sixty days.
A charge ftor assault and battery
with attempt to kill awaits him when
he has finished the sixty days.
SURGEONS MAKE MISTAKE.
Took Out Appendix for Enlargement
Harrisburg. March IS.-Rosa Co
hen, an eight-year-old girl, is con
valescing in the Harrisburg hospital
after having been operated on Sun
day for appendicitis by mistake.
The child and her eleven-year-old
brother were sent to the institution
suffering with enlarged tonsils. In
some unexplained manner the girl
was given an anaesthetic and her ap
)endix was taken out. The surgeons
~ay that the appendix was somewhat
nfamed and that they did not dis
over their mistake until the parents
The humorous feature of the case
s the assertion that the condition
>f the little girl's appendix showed
hat she would have developed ap
yendicitis anyway and that the oper
Ltton, therefore, was a fortunate miss
IGH DEATH RATE
mong the Junior Senatars
From South Carolina
HE SENIOR SENATOR
"alls Attention to the Matter in
Eulogizing Senator Latimer Re
cently in the Senate Chamber.
Senator Tillman has Had Five
Colleagues in Fourteen Years.
Charleston, March 8. - The
,harleston Post says in the senate
he other day eulogies were pro
iounced on the late Senator A. C.
atlmer, who died a year ago, after
ive years in service as a member of
hat body, having previously for ten
rears been a member of the house of
:epresentatives. As the senior sena
'or from the State represented by the
leparted senator, Mr. Tillman pro
aounced the first expression of sor
row at the death of his late colleague.
He remarked an interesting record
"It is a little more than fourteen
years since I was sent by the people
of South Carolina to be one of their
representatives in this chamber. As
things now are that is about one
tlird of the average lifetime of a
man, and while during the time there
have transpired many events of nat
ional importance, it seems but a brief
period after all. Yet during this
comparatively short span I have
served here with five United States
senators from South Carolina, and
after the fourth of March my sixth
colleague will have taken the oath
at the desk. It is a strange coinci
dence that all of these men who have
come and gone save one were young
er in years than I. Three of them
have answered the roll call on the
other side of the river. First in
service, John Lowndes Manning
Irby, bright, brave, witty and genial;
next the knightly and courtly Jo
sep.h Haynesworth Earle, forceful,
logical, chivalrous and In every way
well equipped for work in the forum
or on the bench; last, Asbury
Churchwell Latimer, who, while de
nied in youth those advantages of
education possessed by the other two,
was in some respects the superior of
either of them."
By designating none but those of
his colleagues who have passed from
life, Senator Tillman avoided the
necessity of naming and of charac
terizing the one with whom his as
sociation was most strenuous, John
Lowndes McLaurin. It would have
been interesting to have had his es
timate of McLaurin pronounced in
this calm mood and upon this solemn
When Tillman took his seat in the
senate in 1895, succeeding M. C.
Butler, who had had three terms
in the chamber, he found J. L. M.
Irby as his colleague in the represen
tation of South Carolina in that body.
A little more than a year afterwards
Joseph H. Earle was elected to suc
ceed Irby, who did not offer for re
election in the primary which nomi
nated Judge Earle. In December,
1907, Senator Earle was sworn in
as a member of the chamber, and
within three months he was dead.
Governor Ellerbe, who also died
in office before completing his sec
ond term as chief executive of the
State, appointed John L. McLaurin
to fill the vacancy, and the Demo
crats of South Carolina confirmed
the appointment by nominating Mc
Laurin at the primary held in the
summer of 1898. At the completion
of this term, a service of five years,
McLaurin retired from the senate,
not offering for re-election, and has
since been a negligible and almost a
forgotten figure in the political life
of South Carolina.
He was succeeded by the late Sen
ator Latimer, who, as we have not
ed, lived to serve but five years of
the full term to which he was elect
ed. A year ago the general assembly
elected Frank G. Gary to fill the un
expired term, and he is now com
pleting that brief service, and will
retire to private life at noon on the
day after tomorrow. The general
assembly which has just adjourned
elected E. D. Smith to succeed him,
ratifying the nomination mnade in the
Democratic primary last summer.
As Senator Tillman says. Mr. Smith
will be his sixth colleague in the sen
ate during a period of fourteen years.
Not one of these has served a full
term in company with Tillman, and
the average length of their service
as his associates is but a little more
than two years. It Is a. striking rec
ord of mortality-physical and po
litical-and is well calculated to give
rise to melancholy reflection in the
mind of the survivor of so many and
such brief asociations In the consti
tutional representation of his State
in the United States senate.
NEGRO MURDERER CAUGHT.
Man Who Slew Two With One Bullet
New Orleans, March 8.--Jesse
Clark, a negro, who with one bullet
slew two men at Amesville, La., just
across the river from New Orleans,
two years ago, has been arrested at
Jennings, La. Clark's victims were
a white man named Richardson, who
was the object of the negroe's at
tack, and a negro youth who was
standing near Richardson, and into
whom the rifle bullet went after pass
ing through Richardson's body.
POWDER MILLS EXPLODE.
Only One Man Was Killed in the
Wilmington, Del., March 8.-One
man was killed and several others
slightly injured early today in an
explosion which destroyed two mills
in the Hagley yard of the Dupont
Powder Company, near here. The
lead man is George Whitman, aged
50 years, an employe. The accident
v'as caused by the explosion of an
arperimental barrel. The country
food more wholesome
perior in lightness an
The only baking pow
Royal Grape Cream of 1
AND SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS
The Defendant Killed His Friend
While Riding in a Buggy With Him
and Young Lady.
Laurens, March 12.-Overruling a
motion for a new trial, Judge Prince
this afternoon sentenced young Wade
Cothran Pinson to a term of two
years in the State penitentiary for
the killing of Thornwell Boyce. Coun
sel for the defense will carry the case
to the supreme court, pending which
Pinson is released on a bond of $1,
000, signed by his father and uncle.
The appeal will be based on alleged 11
errors in the rulings and charge of s(
the presiding judge. Young Pinson
received his sentence without any
change of expression, he to all ap- e
pearances being unaffected. 1I
At 9:55 this morning the jury, d
after remaining .out more than 16 C
hours, brought in a verdict of guilty
of manslaughter with recommenda
tion to the mercy of the court. Mr. P
Cannon, for the defense, at once %
gave notice of a motion for a new tj
trial, which was heard later in the .t<
People generally were somewhat ]
surprised that a verdict had been
agreed upon, since the jury had stay- 2
ed out all night, thinking that the '
outcome would be a mistrial. It o
is thought that the verdict rendered
was a compromise, some of the ju
rors holding for an acquittal and e
some for plain manslaughter. How- I
ever, the general opinion was that f
manslaughter would be the verdict. I
Judge Prince charged the jury very t
clearly on the points of law relating s
to involuntary manslaughter, defin
ing the distinction between accident
and death resulting from an act In t
itself wrong, or "malum in se." The
point that the jury had to decide 1
was whether or not the effort on
the part of young Pinson, who was
trying to adjust hIs pistol,when the
fatal shot wias fired, constitutedt
an unlawful act because of gross neg-t
ligence, or whether or not it wast
the result of a wanton disregard for
The tragedy which culminated In
sending Cothran Pinson to the peni
tentiary was enacted after the mid
night hour on the public highway,3
four miles below the town of Cross
Hill, in Cross Hill Township. 'The]
young man, Pinson, and the victim<
of his deadly pistol, Thornwell Boyce,
accompanied by Miss Brown, all of
Cross Hill, was returning from an
entertainment given at the home of
Mrs. Eugene Leavell, who resides
just across the line in Newberry2
county. The principals, Boyce and1
Pinson, worked in the same town as
salesmen, and were boon companins.
Mr. Boyce was a son of Capt. Martin
Boyce, deceased, one of the. promi
nent men of the county for many
years. The defendant is a son'of Mr.
Enoch B. Pinson, a substantil citi-1
zen, and coninected with some of the
leading families of the county. *
SUPPOSED TO BE CATAMOUNT.
Animal Dashes into Town and Car'
ries Away a Dog.
Pineville, N. C., March 13.-As
Messrs. Tate Spencer and Alvah Culp
were walking along the stret lastt
evening, they heard the pitiful yelp
of a dog, which seemed to be in dis
tress. In a few minutes an animal,
with a little dog clenched between
its teeth dashed in front of them.
The boys immediately gave chase,
and a rare race they had. Over
gullies, across lots, through fields
they went, often splashing in water
over the tops of their shoes. The
wailing cries of the little dog grew 1
weaker and the unknown animal r
kept straight on, out-distancing the r
boys, who only desisted after utter a
exhaustion. Lated in the night the a
same animal made a disturbance on t:
ay street, and another dog disap
peared. Policeman Wegstaff has g
been investigating, and the general p
opinion is that the animal is a cat- d
amount or a farm-famed santer. *
NINE NEGROES 3AILED.
Number of Blacks Locked Up on
Charge of Rioting.
Newberry, March 11.-Nine ne
groes, eight women and one man, h
were placed in jail here today on the ti
charge of rioting. On Tuesday P. h<
B. Odell had warrants to arrest Kitty pi
Glasgow for violation of contract and H
Back Glasgow for enticing labor, and w
when he went to execute the war- tI
rants Back Glasgow refused to be ar- w
rested, and the women assisted in M~
the refusal and brought into service p]
shotguns, firing three times at the a:
Killed and Injured. w;
Brinkley, Ark., March 10.--Twen- vC
ty-nine -dead and seventy-four in- ~
jured is Brinkley's list of casualties De
from the tornado of Monday. Out- as
side of -Brinkley thirteen persons P(
were killed and forty-six wounded,
several of whom may die.
Many a man has paid a lawyer ra
$ and $10 for poorer advice than on
his wife would willingly have given an
On Between Speaker Cannon
And The Insurgents.
DEMOCRATS JOIN IN
ie War on the Speaker and He May
Be Defeated-The Allies Lack
only One Vote, Which They Hope
to Get From Four New
Washington, Maich 10.-Repub
can leaders in the house of,.repre
mntatives are gravely discussing the
tsurgents movement, which has
rolved sufficient strength to'iiake
nminent a change of the house. rules
espite the resistive efforts of the
annon-Payne-Dalzell combine. Fa1
ig to change the rules on the day
receeding the adjournment last
reek, the insurgents gave notice of
heir immovable purpose thereafter
renew the fight with vigor when
he extft session is rapped to order
In the next house there will be
19 Republicans and 172 Democrats.
'he insurgents will have 22 hold
ver members in their ranks with
ertain addition of Judge . Irving
.ant Lenroot, of Wisconsin, who was
lected .on an Anti-Cannon pledge.
Tnited with the solid Democratic
orces they will be able to muster
.95 votes, according to present es-,
imates, while the total opposition
trength will be 196. It requires the
'ote of only one Republican for the
nsurgents to change the -house rules
o any extent that may be desired.
'he insurgents claim four new.mem
ers: Picket and Woods, of Iowa;
'lumly, of Vermont, and Kopp,. of
They have been working earnestly
o make their converts and unless.
he leaders stick close to their gunis
he movement will undoubtedly be
ecruited. So Intense has the pur
ose and' the loyalty of the insurg
mnts become .that each man is con
itituting -himself a "whip" and. Is
olng strenuous service. Minority
Z5eader Clark says that every one
>f bis men shall be present In. the
iouse on March 15, to vote for a
>hange in the rules, which are as
>bnoxlous to the Democrats, as -they
tre to those Republicans who are,
eading the movement for certain
The changing of the .rules along
*adical lines Is not the. only aim of'
he Insurgents. They mean,. if pos
ible, to depose Speaker Caninon, and
hat progress. in that direction is. co- -
~qual and co-extensive with their
~ampaign for a change of the unpop
A proposition has been submitted
:o the Democrats by 30hich an in-'
urgent may be elected Spealier with
he aid of the minority. The plan
s to allow the Democratic leaders
o select a candidate from among
he insurgents, who will then support
uim. It Is not believed that' the
roposition will be accepted, as some
>f the Democrats regard It as involv
ng bad policies, and might result
n the Insurgents being repudiated
y their. party as going too far In
heir opposition to the Republican
eaders of the house. Whether or
iot Mr. Cannon Is defeated for re
ilection as Speaker, every indication
>oints to the success of the move
nent against 'the existing rules In
At a banquet last Saturday night In
i~t a banquet last Saturday night in
tonor of Vice President Sherman,
~peaker Cannon took occasion to say
rhat he thought about the Insurg
nts, saying among other things, that
encefort~h none .of them would be
ecognized by the house Republican
egime. He also r+ erred to them
s bullies and bluffers, who were
bsolutely without the courage of
It will be seen from this that a
ood-sized vote, at least, may 'be
olled against Mr. Cannon next Mon
ay.--News and Courier.
MANY WANT JOBS.
ne Hundred and Thirty Apply for
Columbia, March 9-Commissioner
Tatson has already received one
undred and twenty applications for
ie two positions of Inspectors that
e is required to appoint under the
ovisions of the act recently passed.
e hopes to be able to find two men
ho have had some training along
te lines expected, or who will be
illng to work along modern lines.
r. Watson hopes to make these two
aces serve those for whom they
*e intended, and to get data and
inspecting along proper lines, and
does not want mien who simply
ant the places for the salary In
>lved. He is in no hurry about
aking the appointments, and ex
cts to get first class men, at least
good as the moderate salary will
Cowpens, S. C., March 8.-At a
ilroad camp a few miles from here
e negro man brained another with
axe. They were drunk and quar