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VOL. XXIII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1909 NO.35
LAST ONE GONE
en. M. C. ButIr Died In Colum
bia Wednesday Night
WAS SICK LONG TIME
Was a Major General in the Con
federate Army and Was Appoint
ed to the Same Grade In the Army
of the United States by President
Gen. M. C. Butler. the last of the
brilliant general officers South Car
olina contributed to the Confederate
cause, died at the Knowlton Infirma
ry in Columbia about 12 o'clock
Wednesday night, after an illness
which extended through many weeks.
His wife and son were present when
the soul of this splendid old warrior
passed over the river to "rest under
the shade of the trees."
General Butler was In the 74th
year of his age. On his last birth
day, the 8th of March, he embraced
the Catholic faith, being confirmed
by Bishop Northrop. He was taken
to the infirmary to be treated for
Gen. Butler's Career. C
Matthew Calbralth Butler was c
born In Greenville, of Illustrious par- c
entage. His ancestors on the Butler
side are a race of heroes. They
were among the pioneers of South I
Carolina, and settled In the northern
part of Edgefield county. His great t
grandfather, Capt. James Butler, was
killed fighting for his country- in the
war of the 'Ameriaan Revolution t
lie was a descendant of the Duke lk
of Ormand, the great royalist leader b
in England. V;
General Butler's grandfather, Wil- r
liam Butler, was very prominent In tl
Ithe legislatldve Idepartment bof the
State. and also served thirteen years n
In Congress. His father. Dr. Wil- a:
liam Butler, was surgeon in the b
United States navy. and was a broth- d
er of Governor Pierce M. Butler, of j
South Carolina, who fell at the bat- w
tle of Charobusco. while leading the f(
famous "Palmetto regiment." and a
Dr. Butler's other brother was the
distinguished Senator, Andrew Pick- tr
ens Butler. 41
While stationed at Newport, R. t
I., Dr. William Butler married Mies j,
Jane Tweedy Perry, the sister of
Commodore Oliver Perry, of Lak O
Erie fame, and of Commodore Mat- k
thew Calbraith Perry, who was 'l
first to open cur commercial rela-|l
tions with Japan. All readers oi is
American history are familiar with |
these distinguished naval heroes.
After his marriage Dr. Butler re
signed from the navy and returned
to his native home In Edgefield. A
The mother of General Butler was
a woman of many sterling quali
ties and was muc'h beloved and ad
mired for her grandeur of character
and her great beauty, sincere even
to brusqueness and truthful always. ~
After the civil war a friend present
ed to her General Sickles, of the ~
United States army, saying. "Gen- ~
eral, Mrs. Butler Is a sister of Comn- 'E
modore Perry." Very emphatically.
Mrs. Butler exclaimed: "I had rather '
be known as the mother of Calbraith '
Butler!" Here spoke the mother. ~
the heart--the "Cormella" *'of the ~
nineteenth century. The mother ofp
the "Gracchi" could not have been ~
prouder of her "jewels" than was A
this splendid woman of her nobh
sons, of whom there were five whc *C
"wore the grey."
General Butler was a lawyer byi i
profession, and soon after his ad- .M
mission to the Bar married Mis? b
Maria Calhoun Pickens, one of th; i
handsome daughters of South Caro -
linas grand old "war governors.'I
Francis W. Pickens.
When the war broke out General
Butler organized a cavalry force an3
entered the field as a captain. Grad
by grade he was promoted, until h
attained the rank of major general
at the desperate battle of Brand:
Station. and the most dashing, gal
ant and debonaire figu: seen tha' -
day was this youthful. knightl.
"Paladin" of the Army of Northerr
Virgina, who possessed all the bril
hiancy and valor of "Bold Henry o
Navarre." In that terrible fight a'
Brandy Station General Butler comn
manded a regiment under Gen . J
E. B. Stuart and lost a leg. whil'
General Davis, who commanded tb
Federals, was killed while crossing
the Rappahannlock river.
It was here, at Reams's Station.
that he was promoted major general
One of General Butler's gallant cour
lers, who was then only a youth of
17. and by the way, was a relative
of the general, has said. "Had Gen
eral Butler no other war record hir
ictory at the battle of Trevilian
Station will forever immortahize
After the din and smoke of the
battle had died away, and white
robed "Peace" crowned our once des
olate land of the "Sunny South,~
General Butler returned to his home
in Edgefield and resumed the prac
tice of law. Gifted with brilliant
Intellect and wit, he was regarded
as one of the most effective speakers
in South Carolina. a State which
has always been noted for her able
logicians and orators.
In the autumn of 1876, General
Butler was elected United States
Senator, and his career as statesman
was as grand as his record as soldier
Handsome as Apollo. and gifted
with a charming personality, his mag
netism and loyalty held his friends
with "hooks of steel."
After General Butler retired from
the Senate he formed a law part
nership in Washington, D.- C., with
two distinguished attorneys under
mae of "Shelly. Butler & Mar
IN A CLASH BETWEEN OUR
In Mexico, Whlch Is Said to H4
Been Started by the Priests
According to a dispatch recels
at Mexico the rioting which occuri
at Valdardena. a mining camp
Coahuila. last Saturday night, v
m.ore serious than at first reporto
thirty-two men being kiled a
many injured. The trouble was
stigated by Father Ramon Vale
:uela, parish priest, it is assert(
who lies In a hospital hovering I
.ween life and death.
Fourteen of the rioters were e
uted by the Government trool
tnd many were imprisoned. Mai
kmericans reside in Velardena,
he camap Is oontrolled by Americ
The leaders of the mob, which w
rell organized, avoided attackii
Lmericans or destroying Americ
The fighting occurred when tl
efe Politico of the town, an offic<
rrespondent to an American ma:
r. attempted to stop a religious pr<
ession headed by the village pries
1e laws of Mexico forbidding suc
A thousand parishoners followe
he priest, wishing to witness th
nnual burning of Judas, and whe
te orders of the mayor becam
nown, the mob stoned and late
arned the house of the mayor, wh
ith his wife, escaped by climbing
ar wall and seeking protection I
e American colony.
The- rioters then stormed a Ch
se hotel, looting it of all liquor
3d foods and terrorizing the neigh
>rhood during the night by thei
runken orgy. The police fired o:
.e mob, many members of whic'
ere well armed. The officers wer
rced to retreat, leaving six of the4i
anber dend In the .als sti.t.
Later troops arrived in a specia
ain etnd a fierce fAght betwen troop
id rioters ensued, bring!a the to
.1 deatks to 32, with a wtiber iti
Father Valenzuela was arrested
e of his follower- smuggled
rife to his cell and the pries
abbed himself six times in a vio
t attempt to commit suicide. H
now in the prison hospital. Quie
ter Trying and Failing to Shoo
a Young I 97y.
After trying to shoot Miss JOSE
ie Alberts, Allan M. Fay, aged 2;
ears, a prominent broker, of Bos
in, Mass.. shot himself through thi
oth in an alley early Wednesda;
d died while being hurried to thi
Fay had spent the evening wit]
iss Alberts,'at her '4ome, leaving
me time after midnight. He thei
ent to the alley at the rear of th,
use and fired four shots, thre
)ing through the young woman
ndow, but none reaching Mis
A policeman who heard the shot
iund Fay lying on his side in th
leyway bleeding from a bulle
ound in the roof of his moutl
iss Alberts, who is 22 years-of agt
s known Fay about four years
rid during that time has re'peatedl
~fused his proposals of marriagi
Convicted of Manslaughter.
At Spartanburg John Quinn,
hite man, who shot and kille
arle Trammell at Greer seveh
reeks ago, was convicted Frida
fternoon on the charge of mar
laughter with a recommendation fc
Murdered and Robbed.
At Clinton Fuller Holland. colo
d, was murdered and robbed hb
ween 10~ and 11 o'clock Thursde
ght. r.nd his restaurant burn'
ver him. The fire was extinguisi
d before the body was burned b
'ond identification. So far there
o clue to the perpetrator.
on," and on the 28th of May. 189
'resident McKinley appointed hi
ajor general of the United Stat
rmy, and his confirmation as su<
vas unanimous by the Senate. Thi
e see this kingly major general
he Confederate cavalry, who so gt
antly led his ragged and hung
oldier boys on to so many vict
ious battles, 34 years afterward
najor general in the United Stat
rmy, and commanding an arn
orps. He was appointed also on t
Cuban peace comm, ssibn and f
ome time attended faithfully to
trduous duties at Habana.
In the spring of 1908 General B1
er was one of the distinguished Pi
ty that visited the Arroyo Rico d
rict in the southe~asternl section
he State of Chihuahua, in the f
famed Parral mineral belt, 65 mi
northwest of the city of Part
This party comprised, among othe
General Butler. oaf South Caroli
the Hon. Jno. K. Cowen, of Ba
more; Admiral W. S. Schley
General Armstrong of Mississippi.
was in January, 1894, that Gene
Butler was elected president of
Hidalgo Placer Mining and Mill
Company of Mexico.
After the death of his first w
General -Butler married Mrs. !N
ne Whitman, nee Bostick, Dt the
irr Robert fam-ily of Charles1
THE TURKS SLA
CH Two Americans in the Outbre
of WAR ON CHRISTIAN
ed Half of the City Reported Burn
ed in an Anti-Armenian Riot a
as Sixty Persons Said to Have Lc
d, Their Lives-Soldiers Join in tl
n Two American missionarlos ha
d, been killed in the anti-Armenian ot
e- break at Adama. Asiatic Turkey, a
cording to information received
Constantinople from that place I
telegraph t riday afternoon.
ay At midnight neither the Americ.a
as ambassador, Mr. Leishman, nor tI
L1 British embassy had received at
further news concerning the mass
Is ere or 'confirmation of the reporte
murder of American missionaries i
Consular telegrams received f
Constantinople report that half <
Le the town of Adana has been burnet
r and that the attacks upon the Arm(
r- nians are extending into the vilaye
They say that the British vice cot
stil as Mersina, Major Daughti
Wylie, who was ordered to Adan
h when the first advices of the maE
sacre were received- has been wounc
Communication with the disturbe
district is interrupted, however, an
a all reports received from there mus
e be taken with caution. The Port
r declares the disturbances are suil
o si-ding. Two additional battalion
a have been dispatched to Adana.
n The Moslem attacks recommencei
yesterday afternoon and continuei
throughout the niglit. Large num
s bers of Christians are said to hav
- been killed. One report says tha
r sixty Armenians have lost their live
and that many houses have been loot
ed and burned.
The first news of this anti-Chris
tian outbreak said the scene wa:
at Mersina, but this was erroneous
The trouble occurred at Adana, whici
is about 36 miles inland from Mersi
na. The early reports were declaret
to have been exaggerated and mes
sages received later said only ter
Armenians had been killed, tha
martial law had been proclaimed a
t Adana, and that reinforcements o
troops were being sent 'n fror
This latest intelligence refers t(
disorders that took plnce after th(
situation was supposed to have quiet,
Adana is a station of the Ameri.
can board of commissioners for for
teign missions with a working forci
of five missionaries and thirty-6r<
native workers; an out-station of th<
- Synod of the Reformed Presbyte
n an church in North America, anm
- a Bible depot, and sub-agency of thi
e American Bible Society.
SAdana is a city of 45,000 people
s and is the seat of Government o
the province of the same name. Th
a people are mostly Mohamidans, bu
; there are a considerable number o
a Christians, including Armenians an4
s a small Greek community there.
e The missionaries of the distrie
s are at present at Adana for th<
s regular district meeting. They ar<
Mr. and Mrs. William Chambers. the
s Misses Webb, Miss Wallis and Mis:
e Borel. Mr. Christy is at Tarsus.
t Telegrams arriving at Athen:
.from Mersina report sanguinary riot
,at Adana as a result of a (lemon
,stration against the police, who ha<
vkilled two persons they were tryinj
.to arrest. A massacre then beganr
in which the troops are alleged ta
have participa'ted. Several house
were burned during the disturbane'
a The dispatches add that th
d foreizn consuls have demanded tha
LI warships he dispatched to Mersina.
Boarding House for LaborerR Burne
in San Francisco.
At San Francisco six hodies r<
covered and pr'obably eight or te
vothers buried in the ruins; six ii
djured, one fatally, property lo:
a-1S2..000-these are the results<
ia fire Friday that destroyed the S
SGeorge Hotel, a lodging house it
laborers at Howard and 8th stree
Eight other small buildings we
*burned. The bodies takeun to ti
m mo(,~re were so charred that ident
es fication was Impossible.
hThe hotel was a three-story fran
slbuilding. It was burne.d so rapid
Lthat nlonf te8 guests had tin
lto dress. Man:y escaped by jumpi
ry to the room of an. adjoining woe
0~ shop. Scores clambered down tl
a firemen's ladders, and the fire
escapes on the building. Four jump
to safety in a net held by the fi
is Given a Banquet.
The Spartanburg Bar- Associati
u'- gave a dinrner Friday night at Ho
is- Finch in honor of Judge D. E. E'
of- drick, recently elected to the
or' prem0 Cou:-t bench, and Judge T.
le- Sease, recently elevated frC
ale solicitor of the 7th circuit to Judg
a. Slight Earthquake in Peru.
ti- An earthquake shack accompan
nd by subterranean rumblings was f
It at Lima, Peru, this week. M~
ral buildings were damaged. No cast
the ties are reported.
ng Murdered UCnpaid Cabman.
ife, Resenting a demand for hack f~
an- John Burchfield shot Zeke Rob
old to death at Asheville, N. C.., a
-em. ays ago.
y NIGHT OF HORROR
ENDS IN TRAGEDY BY STEAMEY
ak SINKING AFTER
Struggling Above Waves All Nighi
S Wile Her Passengers Were in
Follo-~~:.g a remarkable series of
ed accidents and a tempestous voyage,
ad the steamer Virginia, from Cincin
st natl, 0., to Pittsburg. was finally
wrecked Thursday night in the Ohio
hC river at Wellesville, Ohio.
The boat, the largest plying the
upper Ohio, wen- down close to
re shore after striking a rock and tear
t- ing a hole three feet long in the
hull. The pasengers, numbering 50,
in a highly nervous condition, as a
at result of minor accidents earlier in
)y the evening, became panic-stricken
when the vessel met with the last
n accident and it was with difficulty
a crew of 75 men restrained them.
ie Although handicapped by dark
Ly ness, a high wind and drenching
i- rain, the crew managed to place the
d passengers safely in boats and put
it them ashore. From here they weie
taken scantily clad, to a fire engine
house in Wellesville and later reach
Lt ed the warmth of a hotel by means
>f of a police patrol wagon.
I. Today the passengers were sent
to this city by railroad.
t. The Virginia's trip from Cincin
nati was without mishap until
Wheeling was reached early last
a evening. At this point a severe
wind storm was encountered and the
I, big packet was tossed about in the
Ohio river like a small boat. It
d was impossible to effect a landing
: at Wheeling, and the Virginia con
t tinued toward this city.
e About 11 o'clock the steamer.
which Is said to have been leaking
s badly from an earlier accident, en
tered the channel here. When yet
I some distance from shore the steam
I er struck an obstruction with ter
- rific force. The passengers were
a thrown from their berths. Baggage
and valuables were forgotten.
F After the excited paszengers had
- reached the salon they.were quickly
surrounded by a crew of seventy-five
- men and quieted. Boats were
brought Into service and before the
steamuer settled all 7were safiely
Most of the passengers were from
I southern points.
TWO SUICIDES AT ONCE.
Two Young Women Cabin Mates Kill
During the voyage of the Cunard
Liner Lucania. which sailed from
New York for Liverpool April 7,
two young women, who had occu
.pied a second-cless cabin together,
.committed suicide by shooting. They
were Margaret Clarke. 29 years old.
who is ~believed to have been a resi
dent of Brooklyn, and Annie Miller.
.22 years old, whose former residence.
lis not known. The motive for the
Sdouble suicide has not been ascer
tained, and as the bodies were burl
,ed at sea there will be no inquest.
SMiss Clarke shot herself Thursday.
Sthe second day out, while in her cab
tin. Her companion four days later
Stook her own life.
WON HIS WIFE.
By Making His Locomotire Whistle
Converting his engine whistle into
a steam calliope, says the Pitsburg
Dispatch, and playing thereon such
tunes as "Home Sweet Home," 'In
the Sweet By and By," "Will You
Reniember Me?" "Way Down on the
Suwanee River" and many other
simple ballads of long ago, Robert
sFreeman Ellington, engineer on the
Southern Railway for more than
4twenty years, despite the fact that
the is still a young man, won for
Shimself a pretty young wife, who
first became attracted to him after
hearing his weirdly fantastic melo
dies as he drove his iron steed
through the stillness of the night.
A LIVE IN H ER COFFIN.
Moiurning Turns to Joy When Babe
Opens Its Eyes.
S Friends and relatives gathered
t. last week at the home of Mr. and
)I Mrs. C. C. H-arrington, of Orange.
t. Tex., to attend the funeral services
over the body of thcar two-year-old
.3 daughter. The child had been dc
i- clared dead, but was not buried for
three days owing to the condition of
~the mother, who was suffering from
ie When the . services began the lit
ig tie tot opened her eyes, gaped and
k- wanted "out of - the box." She is
e now on a fair wry to recover from
s- her recent illness. Physicians who
d declared the child dead are at a loss
re to understand the case.
Half Million Dollar Fire.
Following a long series of incen
on dia--y fires. two extensive sections of
~el Rochester. N. Y., fell prey, this week.
y- to flames that for several hours
~u- seemed to threaten the destruction
S- of the whole city. When the fireE
>m were finally gotten under control,
s. with the help of a heavy rain, over
100 families, numbering nearly 60C
persons, were homeless and the prop
ed erty damage exceeded $500,000.
ny Hanged in Florida.
al- Jesse Wells, alias "Alabama."
negro. was hanged in the jail yarc
at Orlando. Fla., Friday. by Sherif
Kirkwood, for the murder of W. H
re, Hammond, his employer. Mr. Ham
rts mond was knocked in the head witl
ew an axe by Willis, while he was ou
on a fishing trip some time ago.
GRAFT IN JAPAN
NINE ARRESTS IN TOKIO CRE
ATES A SENSATION.
Men Prominent in Commercial and
Political Circles Are Charged With
A dispatch from Tokio says a
tremendous sensation developed
there Friday with the arrest of nine
members of the lower house of the
Diet, the nature of the charges be
ing withheld. It is believed, how
ever, that bribery in connection with
the recent difficulties of the Japan
Sugar Company is alleged and that
there is great unrest in the capital
as it is stated that some members
of the upper house are liable to ar
A few weeks ago cha.rges of fraud
were brought against certain of the
directors of the sugar company,
which is a big concern, capitalized
at $12,000,000. The directors re
signed and an investigation of the
affairs of the company followed.
A series of questionable transac
tions was disclosed, and the stock
dropped from fifty to sixty points as
a result of the exposure, a large
number of people, including many
foreigners, meeting financial ruin in
The affair started an outcry from
the press and public, which led to
the prosecution of a. number of the
directors in commercial and politi- 0
cal circles. When the nine members e
of the lower house were taken In
custody and the charges against .
them were not made public owing 0
to the connection of the defendant
directors with politics. It is gen- E
erally believed that the investigation c
of the sugar company resulted in
the exposure of bribery In the Diet. t
The members arrested all belong a
to the Seyn-Kat, the dominant party a
in both houses of the Diet. The 3
arrests and the belief that other e
arrests are to follow have caused L
consternation in Tokio political and p
commercial circles. *t
LEE'S FAREWELL ADDRESS. r
Historic Document is in Possession b
of Augusta Man.
A special from Augusta to The 51
News and Courier says Gen. R. E. b
Lee's farewell address to the soldiers ez
at Appomattox. now the property of t
the Beech Island Farmers' Club, has a
>een brought to Augusta and placed p
in the safe in the office of Dr. T. E. f
Oertel, for safekeeping. ti
This address was written at Ap- se
pomattox immediately after the sur- D
render at Gen. Lee's dictation by Mr.
Milliam Hayward Atkinson of Beech la
sland. Several copies of it were n
ade and given out to the troops, ti
nd this copy, the original, was pre- a:
ented by Gen. Lee to Mr. Atkinson y<
n recognition of his long and faith- ri
ful service in the field. c
Mr. Atkinson enlisted in 1 861 In p
he 14th regiment, South Carolina a,
Volunteers, and went with it in Vir- e~
inia in 1862. He took part in all o
f the campaigns of the Army of T
orthern Virginia from the Seven
ays fight around Richmond to the o
lose at Appomattox, April, 1865. D
Being a graduate of Princeton Col- ti
egt and a lawyer by profession, he ti
was detailed for duty in the office ta
f Major Henry Young, Judge Ad- n
ocate General of the army at Gen. t:
Lee's headquarters In the field. h
He was many years secretary of r
the Beech Island Farmers' Club, and lh
shortly before his death in Novem- f
er. 1887, he entrusted the keeping
f the order to the club. He was ;Ii
buried with other members of his il
family in the Beech Island Ceme- 3
tery. - *b
DEAD W)If6 TOUND, a
An Unknown White Man Meets Death
A special from Sumter to The
News and Courier says the body of
an unknown white man was found
Fiday morning beside the railroad
track in Rocky Bluff Swamp, be
tween that city and Mayesville. He
was apparently about forty or fifty
years old, and had but one leg.
About $2 in small change was found
in his pockets and a copy of the Sum
tre Item of April 9. hut there was
nothing to show his identity. The
coroner's inquest failed to bring out
anything about the stranger, except
that he was seen by the railroad sec
tion hands Thursday afternoon ly
ing on the ground about seventy-five
yards from the track, apparently
under the influence of whiskey.
The supposi'tion is that he sat on
the sidle of the track and a pas
snger train struck him in the head,
fracturing the skull.*
BOYS KILLED THEIR FATHER.
Two Virginia Lads Are Charged
John Craig was shot to death in
bis home at Roaring Fork, a small
mining town in WVise wuunty, Va.,
Friday evening, and his two sons.
Patrick and Arthur Craig, aged 9
and 12 years respectively, were ar
rested, charged with the patricide
aMs lodged in the county jail at W ise
Court House. It is said the father
had been brutally treating the boys.
and while he was asleep they planned
to take his life. One of -the boys
pointed a revolver at the father and
pulled the trigger, but the cartridge
was not exploded. The other boy
then took the weapon and shot the
parent through the head, killing him
Squatter Refuse To Give Up The
ON WHICH THEY LIVE
.Nne Tragedies Have Resulted From
a Den Which Began in Portland,
Me., in 1833 and Forgotten Until
Lands Began to Be of Much
Nine assassinations are traceable
o the contention for undisputed pos
;ession of 400,000 acres of land in
he State of Georgia. The recent
:illing of Pope S. Hill, leader of the
3ar association in Macon, is but
mother link in the chain of bloody
ragedies, which takes its beginning
rom the organization of a body of
apitalists in Portland, Me., In 1833
o purchase lands in that State.
The Norman Dodge Land Com
iany, composed of New York men,
s now seeking to oust squatters
rom the territory and finds it Is up
gainst a lot of bogus and forged
eeds and titles. In some respects
he case resembles the Reelfoot
ake fight, in Tennessee. There the
ettlers had by right of years come
C believe that they owned the lake.
Here the squatters on the land
btained by the Dodges' had remain
d so long In peace and apparent
wmrship that they have come to
elieve the land is theirs by right
f possession. Consequently they re
st every attempt to displace them.
loody has been the history of the
Capitalists in Portland, Me., sent
eir agents into Georgia in 1833
nd bought large tracts in what are
ow Dodge, Telfair, Laurens and
rontgomery counties. A deed was
:ecuted in the name of the Georgia
umber Company. Later the com
ny became indebted and in 1877
e lands were offered for sale by
e Georgia legislature. George E.
odge, of New York, made the pur
lase. In the meantime nothing had
?en done with the land except to
iy the taxes.
In the course of time the Macon
ad Brunswick railroad was con
ructed and the land became valua
e. Mr. Dodge and his fellow own
-s began to realize something on
eir property. Deeds were forged
id all sorts of schemes were worked
get the land away from them
ecemeal. Dodge finally filed a suit
r injunction and prevented fur
er sbeals. He also turned pos
ssion over to his brother, Norman
dge, a resident of Georgia.
At this juncture Luther Hall, a
,wyer, began to sell deeds in the
m-e of the former owners of the
act. He was convicted of violating
injunction and sentenced to fiv-e
bars in the penitentiary. Later he
nU for the legislature and in his
mpaign told the people in th'e dis
ted land to "meet Mr. Dodge's
ents with shotguns and leave thier
rasses for the buzzards to pick
cram them down gopher holies."
his happened in 1890.
About the same time the murder
Col. John Forsyth, the resident
dge agent. was murdered. No less
ian six deaths, three or four of
mem by violence, have followed the
lal of the case. There have been
n assassinations in Telfair coun
within the last 25 years, and these
ave been traceable, it is said, di
mctly or indirectly to the Dodge
~d case, the end of which is still
r from sight.
Pope Hill and Nat Harris have
)oked aftber many of the cases, and
was to look into some of them that
r. Hill left Macon so recently on
is fatal trip to McRae. "Murder
ill out, and I have no fear Hill's
ssassin will escape." said Col. Nat
larris, the partner of the murdier
oung Man Weds the Widow of His
't has just been learned that the
Leparture last February from Cor
eil University of Harry C. Beckwith.
wenty-six years of age, and enrolled
.s a special student in architecture,
as for the purpose of urging his
it for the hand of his step-mother.
drs. Eleanor Beckwith, thirty-six
-ears of age, and now a resident of
hicago. Friends of young Beck
ith today heard that he had been
;uccessful in this end and that a
narriage ceremony had been per
rormed last Saturday in Chicago.
3eckwith's father died seven or
eight years ago.
KILLED IN STREET BY AUTO.
ian Run Down as He Gets Off Car.
Four People Hurt.
At Memphis Peter Sullivan was
killed and four other persons in
jured late Wednesday night when an
utomobile ran down Mr. Sullivan as
he was alighting from a street car.
Of the injured occupants of the au
tomobile who were thrown to the~
ground by the sudden stopping of
the machine, was 'Thomas Phetan,
a prominent business man, is the
most scriously hurt.
Rejected Lover Tried Murder.
Roland Matlack, 20 years of age,
is under arrest in Trenton, N. J-.
charged with attempting to kill his
rival, Roland Chadwick, of Phila
deWia, and Miss Margaret Summers,
a girl of 19 and his former sweet
heart. He tried twice to fire intc
their face but the gun failed to gC
off. . . .
GOES BACK TO WORK
SENATOR AND MRS. TILLMAN
GOES TO WASHINGTON.
The Senator Cherishes No Delusions
as to Democrats Getting Anything
The Columbia Record of Friday
says Senator and Mrs. B. R. Tillman
were here today on their way to
Washington. to which point the
senator is -headed so as to be on
hand for the tariff debate in the
senate. The senator is apparently
in splendid health.
"I am getting so fat that positively
I am getting sad about it. Gained
six or seven pounds recently eating
hog and hominy down at Trenton.
Weighing 200 pounds now, more
than I have ever weighed. But, by
golly, I want some roas'n ears to
eat, and I've got to leave before
they come in."
Asked if he could not say some
thing rash on which a hardup news
paper fellow might build a good live
story, the senator smilingly nodded
in the negative.
"Haven't got an Idea on State or
national politics," he deelared, giv
ing away Indolently to the balminess
of the spring morning.
"Well, couldn't you tell us some
thing about how much hell you are
going to raise about the tariff?"
"Oh, what's the use of biting at
the grindstone? Whenever those
Republican ringsters get ready to
pass the tariff they will simply crack
the whip and the majority will trot
up and vote as the ring directs. Ii
they will consent to give us the rIgnt
sort of showing on German potash
salts we will try to get it, but It
is all in their hands."
Senator and Mrs. Tillman will stop
over in Rock Hill -this evening for
a visit to Winthrop col'ege. *
INQUIRY TO BE RESUMED.
Ittorney General Lyon Says Things
Will be Doing. s
Attorney General Lyon who lias
lust gotten back to Columbia after
)xtended trips to Augusta, Atlanta,
ind Cincinnati, in the interest of
.he resumptgon of the dispensary
>f the Federal Supreme Court which
Pvas announced while he was in At
"I guees I could tell you a few e
:hings we have been descovering re
,ently on which you could build
t powerful good story," said Mr. r
yon, smiling in answer to a ques
:ion from one of his newspaper call
rs. "but I am hardly at liberty to 0
io that at this time. I do not know
nyself just what the -State's pro
,ram is now, as I have not yet had
L conference with our attorneys here.
nd as the Governor has .not yet
illed the two vacancies on the wind
ng-up commission but it will be safe
:o say that the music will start up
iow in a few weeks."
Mr. Lyon was much "put out" at
:he recent spread-eagle story that
appeared in The Atlanta Constitu
;lon about Mr. Felder's law firm's
rlleged big fee of $200,000 in the
lispensary case. He is satisfied that
:he Atlanta firm is in no way to
)lame. Of course, Mr. Lyon is de
lighted with the Supreme Court's
lecision, but its general drift was
aot a surprise to him. He had ex
pressed himself as confident of vic
:ory some time before the decision
3ame out.. r
NIGHT RIDERS BRING TERROR.
Threaten to Play Havoc if Planters
"Night riders'' are terrorizing I
land owners and tenants in the vicin
ity of Harriman's Ferry, Indiana.c
William Schrolucke, owner of 700
acres in that neighborhood, reported
that twenty men on horseback visit- t
ed all his tenants and informed them
that if they paid a greater rent than
one-third of the crop raised, their
crops would be mowed down before
they became ripe. Thomas Taylor,
a wealthy land owner, received by
mail a package containing powder
and matches, with a note of warningi
of what he might expect if he insist-1
ed on a one-half crop rental. 1
BOTH PASSED AWAY.
Only Two Hours Between Death of
Man and Wife.
The News and Courier says news
was received in Laurens Thursday
morning of the death yesterday of
Mr. and Mrs. Brown Whitmire at
their home at Young's Cross Roads,
about three miles southeast of Clin
ton. Mr. and Mrs. Whitmire were
both ill with pneumonia, and early
yesterd'ay moriiing Mr. Whitmire
pased away. A few hours later Mrs.
Whitmire died. Each was about 50
years of age. The burial service of
the couple will be held today at
Firemen Save Tenants From Flames
by Daring Work.
At New York more than ten spec
tacular rescues were made by fire
men early during Friday in a blaze
in a six-story tenement at 204-206
East 165th street. So far as is
known all the tenants escaped in
safety. During the work on the lad
ders Deputy Chief Callahan fell to
the street and was injured, though
not necessarily fatally. He was tak
en to a hospital. The fire started
in a laundry on the ground floor.
IA number of horses in the cellar
ere bure to death. *
CAN'T BE FOUND
Twelve Year Old Child Disap
pears While On
HER WAY TO SCHOOL
In Atlanta, Georgia, Little Carrie
Olemmons Left Her Home on
Highland Avenue for the Boule
vard School and Has Strangely
Vanished, and She Can't be Found.
In Atlanta, Ga., the strange and
unaccountable disappearance of lit
tle Louise Clemmons, 12 years old,
is cuasing great anxiety to her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Clemmons,
who lives as 354 Highland avenue.
Since 8 olock Monday morning,
when the little girl, with the school
books under arm, left home for the
Boulevard Street school, she has not
returned home, and her anxious
mother and father have earned
sothing of her whereabouts.
All night Monday night her parents
spent troubled hours in - notifying
the police authorities, phoning to
relatives in different parts of the
wity and in visiting the homes of the
Yighborhood in vain, restless ef
torts to find some clue to the where
tbouts of the bright little daughter
rho had so suddenly and so mys
Little Carrie is a favorite in the
2eighborhood. She is 'bright and
vinsome and is admired by all who
:now her. She is her mother's only
laughter and the mother is about
o give away under the anxious
Mrs. Clemmons was at first quite
,verse to- notifying the police or the
ewspapers of her daughter's dis
.ppearance, and it was far into the
ight of Monday, after all possible
iforts had been made, that she and
.er husband called upon the police
D assist in the search.
From the Boulevard Street
chool, where Carrie had regularly
ttended and for which place she
aft her home Monday morning in
er accustomed manner. comes the
2formation that she was not seen
t that school at all Monday. She
ras urged by her mother upon leav
ig to return home immediately after
,hool closed for the day and readily
Dnsented. Her accustomed obedi
ne in this respect makes her dis
ppearance all the more of a myste
y to her parents -and the suspense
11 the more. terrible. At first her
tilure to return did not excite any
ears, but the coming of night with
ut the child's appearance brought
'ith it fear and anxiety. Mrs. Clem
ions immediately telephoned to the
omes of relatives over the city
rhere the child had often visited
nly to learn that she had not been
een. The father was notified at
Is place of busIness, 96 Ivy street,
nd the search began.
The only trace of Carrie yet learn
d since her disappearance is that
be was seen walking down Broad
treet, near the intersection of Broad
rith Mitchell street, Monday about
2 o'clock. She was alone, and yet
er mother cannot believe her to
e lost, because, although young, she
new the streets of the city well and
ften run errands to many points
i the city alone, This causes Mrs.
lemmons to believe trat her daugh
er is being held and not lost, as she
annot see why the child would not
eturn home if she could, because
he knows the way. Then, too,
~arrie had often expressed a fond
ess for going to Lakewood to gath
r the flowers there and Mrs. Clem
eons is strongly tempered to believe
hat she went to Lakewood and has
allen into the lake and is drowned.
"Of course, that's looking at it
n the dark side," said Mrs. Clem
nons to a Journal representative,
'but I am nevertheless trying to see
he bright side, if there is any bright
When the little girl left home for
chool Monday morning she wore a
lotted blue muslin dress, with a
larker blue border. On her head she
yore a small tan cap; on her hair
w'as a rather large blue ribbon bow.
she wore button shoes and a signet
ling on which were engraved the
etters C. L. C.
Her father is a plumber, working
it 96 Ivy street.
CAN'T EXPLAIN SUICIDE.
Former New York Broker Threw
Himself Over Cliff.
Ludwig Stettheimer, the young
American who committed suicide by
throwing himself from a cliff at Tor
regeveta, Italy, last Tuesday and.
who was at first thought to be "I
McPherson," of Seattle, was former
ly a foreign exchange broker in Wall
street. About a year ago lie gave
up his business and began to travel
in Southern Europe and Africa. His
cousin here, Morris Stettheimer, was
at a loss to explain the suicide.
Ludwig, he said, was cheerful when
he left here and had considerable
Socialists May Sue Outlook.
The State committee of Socialists
in New Jersey may sue the Outlook
Publishing Company for an article
written by Former President Rose
velt in which it is alleged reflection
was cast upon the characters of many
members of the party. *
At New Orleans Gerald Slvright,
aged 19, a student at Tulane Univer
sity, and member of a prominent
family of New Orleans, was drowned
late Friday in the lake at City