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OL. xx11 -MANINING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, -MARCH24199N.1
Of a Train Cuts a Railway Sta
tiot. in Canada
FOUR PEOPLE KILLED
Blowing Out of Wash Pipe on Lo
comotive, Near Montreal, Forces
Engineer and Fireman to Jump,
and the Train Dashes Into Station,
Tearing it Up.
Montreal, March 17.-Four per
sons are dead and thirty others were
more or less seriously injured as
the result of the blowing out of a
wash pipe on the locomotive hauling
the Boston Express of the Canadian
Pacific Railway this morning, three
miles out from the city. Scalding
steam filled the cab and the engineer
and fireman were forced to jump.
The train, without a guiding hand
at the throttle, dashed into the
Windsor street station, through the
granite wall into the women's wait
Ing room, and then into the rotunda,
where the locomotive, after demol
ishing one massive granite pillow,
was brought to a standstill by anoth
The four persons killeewd ,?.-?
The four persons killed were sit
ting in the women's waiting room.
Mrs. W. J. Nixon. Montreal.
Her 13-year-old son and 8-year
Elaie Villiers, 12 years old, of
A score of men were knooked
down when the train dashed through
An investigation of the cause of
the accident by General Manager
McNicoli disclosed that the break
in the boiler was on the fireman's
side. Fireman Craig jumped at once
and landed in a snow drift, practi
cally uninjured. He ran down the
track after the train. Half a mile
from where he jumped Craig found
the engineer lying unconscious by
the rails. His skull had been frac
tured. Why, before jumping, the
engineer failed to bring his train to
a standstill may never be known,
for Cunningham has not regained
consciousness, and is not expected
to live. The train crew had no idea
there was anything wrong until the
train was nearing the station. Then
the conductor, noting the excessive
speed at this point applied the air
brakes. They were not strong
enough to hold the train with the
locomotive pulling against them, but
they did check the speed somewhat.
The husband of Mrs. W. J. Nixon
is a train dispatcher of the Canadian
Pacific at Medicine- Hat, Alberta.
He had secured leave of 'absence to
come to Montreal to get'his family,
and they were all at the station to
greet him after six months' separat
ion. Nixon's train arrived a short
time after the accident. *The man
gled bodies of his wife and children
were lying on the platf'orm when he
stepped from the train.
BRIN~GS DOWN THIEF.
Officer Shoots Negro Store Robber
Laden With Booty.
Chester, March 17.-Ike' Feaster.
colored, was shot and perhaps fat
ally wounded at 2 o'clock this morn
ing by Officer J. G. Howsee, of the
city police force. Feaster had brok
en into the store of T'. H. Ward, col
ored. and was coming out of the
rear with his plunder, when Officer
Bowsee, who had been attracted by
the noise, endeavored to halt him.
Feaster refused to stop and the of
ficer fred in the darkness, striking
him in the head. He was taken to
the Magdalene Hospital, where he
has remained in critical condition all
Sanuinary Connliet on One of the
Manilla, March 17.--A belated dis
patch from Lake Lakano reports that
a band of hostile Mores attacked
Lieutenant Furlong's detachment of
conastabulary at Bordog, on the 8th
of March and, after a sharp fight,
eight Moros and two members of
the constabulary were left dead on
the field, while two soldiers and one
civilian were wounded. A company
of the 25th infantry and a detach
ment of scouts have gone to the aid
of Furlong's force. The day after
the fight a constabulary soldier de
serted after stealing five rifles belong
ing to members of the detachment.
"SAW AWAY," SAYS WATCHORN.
Gives Lion Tamer at Ellis Island
" Means of Escape."
New York, March 18.--Francis
Louis Bessanade. a lion tamer, who
esaped from the detention pen at
Ellis Island in August, 1907, was
arrested recently in San Francisco
and returned to the Island, with a
prospect of deportation.
He told Commissione-r Watchorn
that he escaped by cutting the bare
of his cage with a saw made o:
three butchers' knives. Mr. Watch
orn. who suspects collusion by some
Ellis Island employe. has given Bois
sanade three more kitchen knives
with these instructions:
"If you can saw your way out
I'll do what I can to save you fron
Louis is now raising blisters 02
HUGE FORGERY PLOT
SPOILED BY THE SUSPICIONS OF
The Arrest at Milan of Four of
the Ringleaders Reveals an Inter
Rome, March 17.--Special dis
patches from this city to Columbia
Record says startling developments
connecting the extensive operations
of the international gang of forgers
and of checks and banknotes, four
ringleaders of which are under ar
rest at Milan, continue to come to
the surface as a result of the inter
national police investigation now in
progress. As stated at the time of
the arrest a week ago the operations
of the gang were confined chiefly
to New York and London.
The capture of the four leaders
was due -to the misgivings of Sigor
Polotti, a very skillful lithographer,
whom the forars had entrusted with
the engraving of an immense number
of checks, varying in value from $10
to $200 apiece, which they represent
ed were required by the American
Express Company for its branch es
tablishments in Rome, Genoa and
Signor Polotti confided the affair
to the police. who directed him to
proceed quietly with the commission,
while they prepared a surprise for
as many as possible of the gang.
which during the past two years has
given untold trouble in America,
England, France and Belgium.
In Italy last December, after a
series of frauds at Genoa amounting
to $60,000, they presented a letter
of credit of the Commercial bank of
Milan for $15,000 on a firm of pri
vate bankers in New York. The cul
prits have again and again exploded
the New York bank, and the Milan
police are convinced from a mass
of documents and stamps now seized
at their lodgings that this criminal
gang must have had one or more
accomplices in the employ of the
Four members of the gang were
caught red-handed. They are all
middle-aged, though a considerable
part of their career has been spent
in the United States and Great Brit
ain. They had in their possession
nowly-made banknotes and checks of
:he total value of over $2,000,000,
which they were about to forward
o confederates in New York and
London for eirculation.
. Oreof Origoni, one of the ring
leaders under arrest, comes of a well
knows Naples family and formerly
was an artilley officer in the Italian
army. He is a nephew of the fa
mous General Matterassi. He has
been a consular agent and representa
ive of various commercial firms in
Japan and North America.
The Milan police are elated at the
capture, but regret that many mem
bers of the gang are still at large.
though they have clues which are
expected to prove useful to the po
ice of New York, London and Paris.
ALLOWED TEN THOUSAND.
Seaboard Must Pay That Sum to
Savannah, Ga., March 17.--The
report of Special Master Frank M.
Gallaway, appointed by Judge Par
dee, of the United States Court, for
the cases instituted against the Sea
board Air Line, has been filed with
the clerk of the court here, a de
cision allowing Mrs. Belle Gray $10,
000 for the death of her husband,
eing made a part of the record.
Conductor W. B. Gray was killed
while on a freight train running
rom Savannah to Denmark, S. C.,
on te bridge spanning the Savan
nah river, near Garnett, August 2,
THEY SHOULD PASS.
Two Bills Before Congress to Help
Washington, March 17.--Rural
!ittdr carriers will come in for a lit
le extra compensation during the
ixty-first Congress if the two bills
rcently introduced b~y Representa
ives Bates, of Pennsylvania, and
lumphreys, of Mississippi. are en
ated Into law. The'bill introduced
y Representative Bates provides an
dditional allowance of $150 per an
num for subsistence, and that intro
luced by Mr. Humphreys provides
that $250 per annum additional be
allowed each rural carrier for the
purchase and maintenance of neces
sary horses, wagons and equipment."
TRAIN EILLS AGED NEGRO.
Darky, Past Century Mark, Mfeets
Death at Newberry.
Newberry, March 17.-Ned Kin*
ard and old negro, was killed at thE
Southern depot herne today. The
freight engine was shifting, and Nec
had his back to the train and w as or
the track. The car struck hin anc
passed over his body, cutting off bot!
legs. An inquest was held, the ver
dct being that the death was ac
ciental. Ned was a slave of th4
late Gen. H. H. Kinard, and wat
more than a hundred years old. Ha
caimed to be over a hundred an<
ten years old.
Washington, March 1.--A rewari
of $2,000 has been offered by th
Italian government for the captur
of the slayer of Lieut. Joseph Petrc
sio, according to official informatio:
tte embassy has communicated t
PAYS FOR CRIME
Benjamin Gilbert is Electrocuted
at Richmond, Va.
KILLED YOUNG LADY
Because She Rejected Him as a
Lover-The Murder Committed
on a Bridge at Norfolk, While the
Young Girl was With Friends for
a Little Outing.
Richmond, March 19.-For killing f
his former sweetheart in a moment 1
of jealous rage, Benjamin Gilbert t
today was electrocuted in the State
penitentiary here, where all crimi
nals in this State are now put to
Because she had spurned him for t
the attentions of other young men,
Gilbert shot down pretty Amanda B.
Morse on Campostella bridgein Nor- f
folk on July 23 last. The girl ling- a
ered for twenty-four hours, her death t
occurring at St. Vincent's hospital Il
to which institution she had been n
removed immediately followlnt the t,
Hearing that Gilbert had threat- S
ened to kill his daughter, T. 0. Morse, f
father of the girl, went to look for ti
Gilbert, and reason witi him. Go- e
ing the wrong way, Morse missed e
Gilbert, and twenty ninutes later, a
while still In search of the youth,
was told that he had shot his daugh- d
ter. The father rushed to the scene s
and the fact that he could find no h
one to furnish him with a pis-tol was b
all that prevented a double tragedy. $
On the hot summer night Miss a
Morse and several 'young friends
went to Compostella bridge for a a
breath of air from across the water. 0
They were conversing on the bridge r
when young Gilbert approached. a
Miss Morse's escort, W. G. Mitchell, b
noticed Gilbert acting peculiarly. N
Gilbert asked the girl to see him pri- M
vately. She replied that if he had B
anything to say to her he could t1
say it then and there.
Gilbert making no reply, Miss ei
Morse turned from him and took the I
arm of Mitchell to walk further on a:
the bridge. Just as she did so Gil- t1
bert drew his pistol and fired three 01
times at her. Two of the bullets t
entered the girl's back. The third b:
grazed the coast of Mitchell. T
Gilbert would have been mobbed n
but for the early arrival of the po
lice. He claimed to have been en
gaged to the girl and declared that h
their wedding was scheduled for an
early date when she spurned him.
Gilbert's defense was general de- it
pravity and mental irresponsibility. -
it being sought at his trial to prove
hereditary insanity. After the trial
eight members of t'he jury petition
ed Governor Swanson to commute U
Gilbert's death sentence to life Im
prisonment in the State penitentiary.
The jury in rendering its verdict
recommended the prisoner to the
mercy of the court. Judge Hanckel.
submitted this recommendation to c
the Governor, who declared that if W
he should commute Gilbert, he could h
not permit another man to be exe- hi
cuted for murder, so long as he a
occupied the gubernatorial chair.
The Supreme Court was then ap- t:
appealed to, among the grounds be- "
Ing that Gilbert had become insane u
since his convictIon and that the I:
act of the Legislature changing the b
mode of inflicting the deat'. penalty t<
In Virginia from hanging to electro- a
cution was "strange and unusual.''
and, therefore, in conflict with the b
Constitution of the State. The Su- ti
preme Court denied a writ of error '
on Gilbert's appeal, and Governor u
Swanson. who had granted numerous s
respites to permit court action, re- 2
fused to Interfere further.
Gilbert's parents spent their all
in an effort to save his life, even
mortgaging theIr beds to raise mon- I
ey with whichi to carry the fight to
the higher courts. Daniel Coleman,
Jr.. the lawyer who defended Gilbert.
not only received no compensation.
but had to supplement from his own
pocket the money raised by Gilbert'sy
parents to carry on the fight for the
Gilbert after being carried to thet
penitentiary repented and had his
spiritual adviser write to the parentst
of his victim asking forgiveness, the5
youth saying that he could die easier 1
if he had his forgiveness. *t
Though Pistol Was Unloaded and
Killed a Man.,
Spartanburg, March 17.-While
fooling with a pistol supposed to be
unloaded, Sam James shot Perry
Loister, his brother-in-law, at Greers
this morninlg. James was trying
to clean an old pistol and Loister
was sitting in a chair watching him.
The pistol went off accidentally, the
ball entering Loister's forehead, pen
etrating the brain and causing in
stant death. James is prostrated
THREE WERE KILLED.
Coast Line Train Leaves Track at
4Pikeville, N. C.
Charlotte, N. C.,7' March 17.--A
fast passenger train on the Atlandec
Coast Line jumped the track at Pike
ville, a flag station between Golds
boro and Wilmington after midnight
killing the engineer and fireman,
and Brakeman Oifert. Conductor
W. H. Newell and several pasengers
were seriously injured. Detaig of
the accident could not be obtained at
JURY SHED TEARS
5ENSATIONAL MURDER TFIAL
ENDS IN CHICAGO.
Defense Was an Alibi-Jury Took
But One Ballot-Women Specta
Chicago, March 18.-Luman C.
dann, was today declared not guilty
>f the murder of Mrs. Frances Gil
Several members of the jury E-hed
ears when Mann, between choling
obs, thanked them and promised to
ead a better life. Attorney Erb
tein, who defended the case, was
airly mobbed by dozens of weaping
romen, who have been coastant at
endants at the trial, and who in
isted upon kissing him.
The evidence against Mann was
ircumstantial; his de-fence an alibi.
he jury took but one ballot.
With the words "not guilty" from
he lips of the foreman, the scene
a court became one of excitement
ordering on hysteria.
'Tre been a bad man, but ye arz I
rom now you will hear of me as :
n honest citizen,' Mann said in
banking the jury. Tears were roll
ig down his cheeks and his sobs
iade it almost impossible for him c
"We knew you were innocent," I
aid one of the jurors, his tears I
owing freely. Other jurors furi
rely applied handkerchiefs to their a
Fes as Mann returned to his nroth- I
r, throwing his arms about her neck I
ad crying like a child. C
Under cross examination the de- 1
endant was compelled to relate a a
rrow story at which his mot ier I
ung her head. He told of drinki.ng r
outs, during one of which he spent e
1,000 in a single night of gambl:.ng r
d of low associates. t
Fanny Thompson, bound, gagged
ad the finger marks of a strangler f
a her throat was found dead Ir. a t
oming house at 1242 Michigan c
venue, July 1st last. She lad I
een dead four days, and this period c
[ann was compelled to cover in 1
tinute detail to establish his alibi. p
esides himself, he produced more c
ian a score of witnesses.
The evidence against him consist- a
I chiefly of his acquaintance with c
:rs. Thompson, when she was a serv- a
at in his father's house, the fact f
iat he wore a cap similar to the '1
e which Mrs. Hamilton. keeper of s
ie rooming house, said was worn a
v the man who accompanied Mrs.
hompson to the house, and a state
ent made to his sister prior to the
agedy that he "knew a woman 3
hose diamonds he would get if
a had to choke her." This state- y
ient Mann explained on the stand ,
as purely a thoughtless jest made s
L the course of conversation in a
SLASHER SCORES WOMEN. f
nknown Culprit Cuts Up Clothes in
New York, March 18.--Complaints
hich are reaching the police indi
~to that a "slasher" is again at
ork in New York. Several women
ave reported that their garments I
ave been cut In the subway station r
t 42nd street.s
All cases bear a striking similari- 1
r which makes it appear as if the 1
'ork were being done by one man, a
sing the same sharp knife. In most t
istances the garments cut have
een women's coats, slashes a little
the left of the center of the back
bout 12 Inches from the bottom.
One woman's handsome coat of y
roadcloth was badly mutilated in
e subway yesterday morning. Two
ears ago a "slasher" difd similar
ork and while detective!; were put
pecifically on the case, ;he culprit.
ras never captured.
ROBBED ON TRAIN.
'assenger Claims He Lost Ten
Philadelphia, March 19.--The de
ective bureau here last night re
eived a message from Wilmington,
)el., that a passenger on the Penn
lvania railroad express train had
een robbed of $10,000 prior to the
rain's arrival there.
The passenger, who was on his way
o Philadelphia from Aiken, S. C.,
nformed the conductor that he had
een robbed of a traveling bag con
aining $10,000 in money. He said
hat he left the bag in the chair
ar while he went to the smoking
TIED AGENT TO TRACK.
Was Liberated by Man Just Before
Roxie, Miss, March 18.-Ropes
which bound Agent Shingleton, of
the Mississippi Central Railroad to
the tracks over which a train was
soon to pass last night were cut by
a man who found him as the rumble
of the locomotive was heard in the
distance. He had been kno.cked in
the head and tied to the track by
negroes who attempted to rob the
SUICIDE AT NORFOLK.
Act Due to Despondency Because He
Lynchburg. VTa., March 18.-Hans
A. Herzfeld, aged fifty-two, a native
of Savannah and bookkeeper for a
brewing company here for some time,
committed suicide at his home today
by shooting himself in the head. He
was despondent because he had been
out of work since the saloons closed
NEW STRANGE SECT
WANT TO ESTABLISH A SOUTH
ERN COLONY IN GEORGIA.
Five Hundred of Them Live in One
House, "The Temple of David,"-at
Benton Harbor, Mich.
It is very probable that some point
iear Atlanta or Macon, Ga., will be
,hosen as a site for the location of
he new Southern colony of the
:sraelites, a new sect of religionists,
whose American rljeadquarters are
iow located in Benton Harbor, Mich.
:t became known that a Southern col
>ny of this sect was to be establish
d when the Rev. James E. Tucker,
L minister of the new faith, visited
;everal cities in 'Georgia, looking
ip various sites in search of one on
vhich to locate the colony home.
The Rev. Mr. Tucker and his com
>anion, the Rev. W. I. Smith, a fel
ow minister of the new sect, caused
. mild sensation when they first ap
>eared In Georgia. 'Both of the min
sters wore streaming beards and
owing hair, which fell in profusion
'ver their shoulders. This allowing
he hair and beard to grow is one
ne of the tenets of the new faith.
n explaining the new sect, the Rev.
fr. Tucker told of the home of the
sraelites in Benton Harbor.
According to his statement there
re 'n the Benton Harbor home 500
nen, women angl childiren, gliving
a the House of David, which is lo
ated in a bea'utiful park of 85 acres.
'he Israelites live close to nature,
mong the trees and in close com
anionship with the birds and ani
ials. Strict vegetarianism Is observ
d, and there is no giving in mar
iage. They eat of no meat, and
he closest celibacy is practiced.
Recruits and converts of this new
aith are taken from all parts of
le world, but only from the Cau
asion race. The colony at Benton
[arbor, .Mich., -is one of three, the
thers being located in England and
.ustralia. According to the present
lans, Georgia will have the fourth
"Christ Is the head of our church,
nd the saviour of the body," de
lared the minister. "Israelites have
membership of 144,000 or 12,000
Dr each of the 12 sons of Jacob.
'he Israelites have discovered the
acrets and mysteries of the Bible
nd are unsealing them to all the
-orld. We have our own publish
ig house, where tracts, papers,
amphlets, etc., are being dissemi
ated to all parts of the world.
"In the beautiful park in Benton
[arbor we have five brass bands,
hich give free concerts during the
ummer months, and several auto
iobiles which are used by our
reachers on their tours over the
ountry in the interest of the
WHOLE TOWN CRIPPLED.
angers of Lumbering Jobs Shown
in Washington Settlement.
The little town of Hoquiam,
Sash., with 6,000 inhabitants, has
iore maimed, scarred and crippled
eople than any other town of the
Ize in the world. There are 500
ien who have either lost a leg, arm,
and, foot, finger, toe or ear. There
re many more who will carry to
he grave ugly scars.
None of these men has ever been
a an Indian fight,, nor have any
articipated In battles. They are
,ggers and sawmill men, who have
aet with accident in one of the most
angerous occupations. Not a day
asses in the sawmill districts of
his State but that someone is killed
The city officials recently took a
ensus and the tabulations now in
n file with the town clerk show:
Fifty-six men with one leg each.
Five legless men.
Two men have lost both legs and
Twenty-three men have no feet.
Three handless men.
Four men have one leg and one
Nine men have lost one ear each.
One man lost nose, and ears.
Eleven men have but one eye each.
Two men 'have been scalped.
One hundred and fifty men have
xcars on faces.
One hundred men have other in
luries that have maimed them for
All these accidents have been met
in the woods or in the sawmills in
the Grays Harbor district. *
DEPOT DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Flames Consume Ujnion Station in
Louisville, Ky., March 18.-By
the destruction here tonight at a loss
of $400,000 of the union depot, the
local terminal for five of the coun
try's leading railroads, Lrouisville
will probably benefit by a iew union
Crossed wires in the atic of the
big structuer, which was erected by
the Illinois Central in 1890, caused
the blaze, wh-ich made an empty
shlell of the depot before the entire
fire department of the city, which
was called, had arrived. W. G.
Roach, chief clerk to Superintendent
Egan of the Illinois Central, fell
through a skylight. All other oc
cupants escaped unharmed.
Using the depot were the Illinois
Central, thie Big Four, the Southern,
the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern
and the Chesapeake & Ohio.
The rescue of a woman telephone
operator from the fifth story by fire
men and the great height to which
the flames rose made the fire unusit
MAN STEALS BOY
And Holds Him For Ten Thous
and Dollar Ransom
FATHER WILL COMPLY
The Lad Is a Son of Attorney Whitla,
of Sharon, Pa., and Was Taken
From School by a Stranger-The
Boy's Hat Found in a Buggy in
Sharon, Pa., March 18.-Ten
thousand dollars ransom Is demanded
for the return of William Whitla,
Attorney James P. Whitla's eight
year-old boy, who was spirited away
from school here this morning by
an unknown man, furnishing a mys
tery which the detectives of the coun
ty are being asked to solve. Ac
companying the demand for ransom
is a covert threat that the boy will
be killed unless the money is pro
Hundreds of telegrams and tele
phone messages have been sent to
the police of various cities asking
their assistance in the search for
the boy and his abductors. The first
fruit of these came tonight when
Chief of Police Crain, of this city,
received word that a rig, in which
the lad had been taken away, had
been recovered at Warren, O., with
the child's hat on the seat of the
At 9:30 o'clock this morning a
stranger drove up to the east ward
school house, where young Whitla
is a pupil In Room No. 2, and told
the janitor, Wesley Sloss, the lad
was wanted at once at his father's
office. Sloss conveyed the message
to Mrs. Anna Lewis, the boy's teach
er, who dismissed the child. As she
was helping him put on his overcoat,
she remarked, half jokingly, "I hope
that man does not kidnap Willie."
The man in the buggy had a dark
complexion, dark hair and a stubby
mustache. He was stockily built.
He spoke excellent English, and was
When Sloss appeared with the boy.
the stranger smiled and helped him
up to the seat beside him. He then
drove off in the direction of Mr.
Whitla's office. Several persons to
night say a confederate joined the
kidnapper before he had left town.
Little was thought of the incident,
and there was no belief.that a crime
had been committed until the lad
failed to appear for his noon day
meal. Becoming worried, Mrs.
Whitla began a search, and at the
school she learned of what had oc
curred there three hours before.
At 1 o'clock a letter directed to the
mother, was delivered to the house
by a mail carrier. Mrs. Whitla at
once recognized the handwriting on
the envelope as that of her son.
Opening it she found the following
communication written in a strange
"We have your boy and will re
turn him for $10,000. Will see your
advertisement in the .papers. In
sert In Indianapolis News, Cleveland
Press, Pittsburg Dispatch, Youngs
town VIndicator: 'A. A.-Wl11 do
as requested, J. P. W.' Dead boys
are not desirable."
The penmanship and spelling of
the note indicated It had been written
by a man of fair education. Mr.
Whitla decided to comply with the
conditions of the letter, and sent for
publication to each of the newspapers
specified the note it directed him to
DEATH OF DR. JONES.
The Great War Chaplain of the Con
New Orleans, La., March 18.--By
command of Gen. Clement A. Evans,
general commanding, Adjutant Gen
eral and Chief of Staff William E.
Mickle issued from the headquarters
of the United Confederate Veterans
today an order giving official notice
of the death of Chaplain Gen. J.
William Jones, which occurred yes
terday at Columbus, Ga. After re
citing his achievements in military
and civil life the order concludes:
"His devotion to his work and his
people. his ability as a writer, his
eloquence as speaker, his amiability
as a companion, stand out with con
spicuous brightness, and he has left
a record free from stain and worthy
Superintendent Swearingen Favors
Columbia, March 18.--State Su
perintendent of Education J. E.
Swearingen gave out a statement
tonight touching his views on the
compulsory education question. Mr.
Swearingen said in part: "While
compulsory education is neither need
ed nor desired in many localities,
in others it is eminently desirable.
School districts, county and incor
'porated towns should be allowed to
decide the question for itself. The
passage of a law allowing each school
unit to decide this question for itsell
will soon show whether the people
wish compulsory education."
Elkin, WV. Va., March 19.--Josept
Brown, said to have been an ex
convict, shot and seriously wound
ed Chief of Police Scott White a
Whitmer, near here, was taken fron
the jail by a crowd of men earl:
TWO BRAVE MEN
AFTER BEING SEPARATED FOR
Meet for the First Time Since the
War and Talk Over Their War
Newberry, March 17.-Mr. Samuel
Dixon, of Florence, came to Newber
ry recently to visit Col. D. A.Dickert,
and thereby hangs a tale, says the
Observer, which it relates as follows:
In the closing days of the Confed
eracy, during the spring of 1865,
Gen. Hardee, then approaching Che
raw in his retreat before Sherman's
invading army, sent for Col . D. A.
Dickert, of Newberry county, of the
famous old Third regiment, and told
him he had a dangerous and impor- 1
tan work to be done, that was to
carry a message through Sherman's i
lines to General Hood, who was then <
down toward Savannah, and tell <
General Hood where to meet Har
dee's army. The general knew of
some of Col. Dickert's scouted the
mission and was permitted to select I
his companion. Captain Richard
O'Neal recommended to him a young
man In his company by the name of
Sam Dixon, saying that he was quiet i
and cool and not afraid of danger. ]
Colonel Dickert selected Mr. Dixon,
and he accepted without hesitation.
They knew that tiey would have
to disguise themselves to get through
Sherman's lines, and that if caught I
their lives would pay the forfeit; J
but that did not deter them, and <
they set out on their mission- <
strangers hitherto, but now strong <
friends, bound together by a common j
cause and a common danger. They I
fulfilled their mission, passing twice I
through Sherman's lines. 3
Some time ago Mr. Tom Harrell,
of Newberry, was in Florence and
was talking with Mr. Dixon, who'now I
lives there, though at the time above I
spoken of he was from Richland
county. Mr. Dixon asked him if he
knew a man from Newberry named i
D. A. ,Dickert. Yes, he said, he I
knew him well; saw him very often. t
From that a correspondence ensued t
between the two former comrades- -
in-arms, resulting in a cordial and I
pressing invitation from Colonel
Dickert to'Mr. Dixon to visit him in
Newberry. On Tuesday Mr. Dixon
came, and the two men, who had I
braved death together forty-four
years ago, stood face to face for the c
first time since then. Both men
have held their own well, Mr. Dixon f
being particularly active and bright; I
tall and as straight as an Indian; of E
quiet demeanor, but cheerful and I
full of life-like a young man but z
for his gray hair; and gray hairs r
have ceased to be a sign of old age. I
The men are now 65, there being
three months differonce in their I
ages. When they performed the I
dangerous feat of carrying General
Hardee's message they were little f
more than boys,., and yet had seen
four years of hard fighting.
Speaking of Mr. Dixon, Colonel t
Dickert said that he was the bravest
and pmost cheerful man under hard
ships and dangers he ever saw.
POSTMASTER AT FLORENCE.
Several Aspirants for the Place Are
Working For IR.
Washington, March 17.-Senator
E. D. Smith went to see President
Taft today about naming. some one
for the Florence postoffice to succeed
Josh Wilson, the negro, who was
recently named for another term by
Mr. Roosevelt, and who failed to
have his nomination stick. Sena
tor Smith, of course, wants a Dem
ocrat if he can squeeze one in, and
it Is understood that if a good Re
publican can not be found Mr. Smith
may be called on to name a Demo
crat. At this time, however, the
Republicans are being mentioned
here for the place, Cassell and La
throp. Cassell's father is a member
of the House from Pennsylvania, and
is said to be working for his son.
POETRY PARTS A COUPLE.
Wife Tried to Force Husband to
Print Her Writings.
Des Moines, Iowa, March 19.
"She insists on writing poetry, which
somehow the general reading public
does not appreciate, but it takes lots
of my money to have the stuff print
ed and put out in book form."
This is the charge made against
Elizabeth Morris by her husband,
George Morris, in a cross bill filed to
her petition for divorce.
Since their marriage, he asserts,
she has led him away on "wild
chases" over the United States, at
which times she sought to be close to
nature, occupying all her leisure mo
ments in writing pages of poetry.
These equsions, Morris says, he
was forced to put out in book form
for her. And he says it was an awful
drain on his patience and his pock
GILTED) GIRL STRICKEN DUMB.
Falls Into Coma on Hearing Her Fi
ance Has Married.
Syracuse, N. Y., March 18.
Stricken dumb when she learned on
Friday that her fiance had married
another, Miss Belle Raum, of No.
424 Harrison street, 17 years old,
has not been able to speak a word
since. Dr. J. S. Heiman attributes
her loss of speech to hysteria. Un
til this morning she was in a state
of coma. This morning the physiC
ian questioned her, and although she
was unable to speak, she could write
answers. The man who jilted her
is William Meyer. of Liverpool. On
Thursday he and Miss Ann King were
. maeid in Buffalo. *
THE NEW BILL
On the Tariff Brought in Early
[ntroduced by Chairman Payne,
of the Ways and Means Com.
mittee-Free Reciprocity With
Cuba and Philippines Except on
Sugar and Tobacco.
Washington, March 17.-Chair
nan Payne of the ways and means
:ommittee introduced a new tariff
)ill today. It provides for a $40,
)00,000 issue of Panama canal bonds,
'e-enacts provision for the issuance
)f treasury..certificates to the amount
)f $250,000,000, provides for gradu
ted Inheritance tax similar to the
ew York State law and Imposes
luties on maximum and - minimum
ases. Cotton seed oil, iron ore, tal
ow, flax straw and undressed flax,
nechanically ground wood pulp,
ides, and works of art more than
:enty years old are placed on free
ist where coffee remains.
Tea is taxed eight cents per pound,
Lnd internal revenue tax on heavy
rade cigaretts Is increased sixty
ents and on those weighing less
han three pounds to .the thousand,
t is increased to $1.56. Lumber Is
ut fifty per cent, refined sugar, five
one-hundredths of a cent per pound;
rude gypsum, ten cents per ton;
re-brick ten per centum and valo
-em, steel and- Iron schedule, from
'orty to. fifty per cent; tin plates,.
linety per cent; bacon and hams,
one cent; dextrin and starch, one
talf cent; wool, shoddy and waste,
ive cents, and boots and shoes and
eather goods, from forty to fifty
Bituminous coal and agricultaral
mplements imported from countries
>ermitting free. entry of these ar
icles from United States, are admit
ed free of duty. Other reductions
i-e on marble, plate glass, mica,
eadbearing ore, wool, grease, barley
nd barley malt, flax gill nettings,
ingle yarns and threads, oilcloth,
otton shirts and collars and print
Increases In duties are made on
hicory root and roasted coffee and
,rticles used as a substitute for cof-.
ee, cocoa, spices, coal tar dyes,
Ceene's cement, asphaltum,. flour
par, zinc in ore, osler or willow, figs,
emons, pineapples, Mercerized fab
ics and gloves embrofdery and lace
naking machines are to be Imported
ree until July 1911.
Free reciprocal trade with the
>hilippines is provided for, but lim
ting free sugar to 300,000 tons;
rrapper tobacco, to 300,000 pounds;
iller tobacco, to 300,0)00 pounds,
n 150,000,000 cigars a year. The
xemption Is confined to p'roducts of
The contilnation of the Cuban
eciprocity provisions of Dingley bill
tre continued, provisions for dr'aw
acks and method of valuation are
'xtended and broadened.
Increases In cotton schedule are:
in additional duty of 1 cent per
rard on mercerized fabrics (a new
>rocess of manufacturing Invented
ince present law was enacted).
Also small additicual duty on lap
ets. There is also pan Increase duty
n stockings, fashioned and shaped
wholy or In part on knitting ma
~hines. In his statement on the bill,
hairman Payne said: "The bll
)rovdes for reciprocal free trade
with hilippine islands, on all ar
:icles, but limiting sugar to be Im
orted free of duty -to .300.000 tons:
rapper tobacco to 300,000 pounds
Ld 3,000,000 pounids of filler to
acco and 150,000,000 cigars in any
ne fiscal year. The excess of sugar,
obacco and cigars to pay full tariff
A section is inserted preserving
Juban reciprocity provisions of pres
mt law. Tax on cigaretts is In
:reased, -those weighing over three
pounds per thousand, from $3 to
$3.50, and those weighing less, from
$1 to $1.50.
BOY CRUSHED UNDER ROgK.
Lad Upsets Park Feature and is
Middletown, N. Y., March 15.-A
balanced rock, weighing two tons,
which has been one of the curiosi
ties in Tuxedo park, was upset by
a small boy yest:erday afternoon,
crusjing him 'beneath its great
weight and causing practically in
stantaneous death. The victim was
Frederick Cox, the fourteen-year
old son ot William Cox, a park
Frederick attempted to climb, to
the top of the rock while his little
sister looked on and laughed. Sud
denly the immense stone rolled over
and pinned his body underneath It.
It required nearly an hour's work
to move the stone so that the crush
ed form could be taken from under
SMITH LOST HIS HAT
At the White House When He Called
on Mr. Taft.
Washington, March 17.-Senator
E. D. Smith, junior Senator from
South Carolina, today paid his first
official visit to the White House to.
see the president, and lost his hat
there. Representative Moon, of Ten
nessee, who is said to have the larg
est head of any man in Congress,
with the exception of Congressman
Brownlow, also of Tennessee, Is sup
posed to have gotten the Smith head
piece. So far It has not 1pen re