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VOL. XXIII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JUN E2,10NO4
OLD BEN GOT MAC
With McCumber's Tactics and
Why He Voted With the Repub
licans Against Free Lumber-Had
He Not Been So Tired and
Thinking More Clearly Would
Have Voted for Free Lumber.
Zach McGee in his letter to The
State says Senator Tillman's vote for
a duty on lumber Monday against
the unqualified declaration for free
lumber in the Denver platform was
a great surprise here. A short while
before the vote was taken in the
senate Senator Tillman arose, inter
rupting Senator Burkett of Nebras
ka and said:
"Mr. President, will the senator
from Nebraska inform me why it is,
although we were told the other
day that there were only five razor
manufacturers in this country, that
80,000,000 Americans were compel
led to pay those five fellows a trib
ute and increase the price of razors
if you are going to put lumber on
the free list. I am going to vote to
put lumber on the free list, but I
just wanted to understand the con
tradictions in the reasonings and the
arguments on that subject If pos
That was not strange, for the
senior South Carolina senator along
with the junior senator had declar
ed time and time again that he was
going to vote for free lumber. Just
before the vote was taken Senator
Bailey made one of his bold, em
phatic speeches, in which he said
he utterly refused to be bound by
the Denver platform on lumber be
cause he said it was "undemocratic"
and loudly declared in effect that no
man was a Democrat who voted for
Immediately after Bailey sat down
the vote was taken and Tillman had
for some reason changed his mind
for he voted against the free lum
ber amendment. Senator Smith, as
stated in the dispatch of Monday,
was. paired with Senator Warren of
Wyoming. He stated he would vote
for free lumber if Mr. Warren was
Senator Tilnan Explains.
W. Sinkler Manning, .Washington
correspondent of the Columbia Rec
ord, in~ his letter Wednesday says:
"To me Mr. Tillman explained that
his vote came from displeasure at the
maneuvering of Senator McCumber,
and not from any change in regard
to the duty itself. Shortly before
the McCumber amendment was voted
on, Mr. Tillman had supported the
Johnston amendment, puttIng all
building materials on the free list,
and as long as Mr. McCumber left
his amendment, removing from the
dutiable list all kinds of lumber.
Mr. Tillman said that he had intend
ed to vote with him. At the last
moment, however, in an attempt to
strengthen his cause, Mr. McCumber
modified his amendment leaving cer
tain cheaper grades of lumber under
a duty of 50 cents.
"I just got disgusted with that
kind of monkey business," said Mr.
Tillman, and decided to vote against
the whole thing. If the lumber
schedule had come up today I in
tended to offer' an amendment put
ting the whole paragraph on the free
list, and I may do so yet just as
a matter of record. But there is
no chance of passing such an amend
ment; half the Democrats are vot
ing the other way. I was very tired
at the time, but if I had been think
ing more clearly perhaps I would
have contented myself with getting
what I could and voted for the Mc
Cumber half-hearted proposition.
But I was too disgusted just then.":
A Further Explanation.
Zach McGee, in his letter to The
State. says Senator Tillman stated
Wednesday that when he said on
the floor of the senate Monday
that he was goin'g 'o vote for lumber
on the free list he meant it, and that
he voted against Senator McCum
ber's motion 'only because ilt did
not include all lumber. but left cer
tain kinds of sawed lumber and some
other kinds dutiable at 50 cents a
thousand. Senator McCumber just
before the >vote was Itaken arose
"I wish to amend my amendment
so that It will be limited somewhat.
"I move to strike out all after the
word 'measure' in line 8, paragraph
197, down to and Including the re.3t
of the paragraph. That simply
leaves the paragraph reading 'sawed
boards, planks, deals, sycamore and
basswood. 50 cents per thousand
feet board measure.'"
The rest of the paragraph, whiak
Mr. McCumber propo~ ed to strike
ut was "sawed lumber, not spec4..
)y provided for in this 4:ection, S'..
p': thousand feet, boar-. n'easure,"
ed the pronic' of 50 regis additional
f~r each side planed, :-'. i so on.
Senator Triiman stys he was in
favor of striking out the entire para
graph, and as McCumb'er, the Rto
publican "insurgent," did not con
sult him, or so far as he knew. any
other Democrat, before moifying
his amendment, he just d~cid'.'i to
iotc against the whole thing.
Then he expected, ha says, to ef
fer another motion striking on:t the
entire paragraph. The senate im
mediately adjourned, however, and
the next day took up the sugar
But, he says, he intends yet to
oter the motion to strike out all
the lumber paragraph, thus putting
all lumber on the free list.
Lever's Joy Short idved.
BECAUSE HE THREATENED DR.
For Pronouncing Him Dangerously
Insane While They Were Both
The Columbia Record says a sen
sational and partially inaccurate
story is published in Wednesday's
issue of the Augusta Chronicle to
the effect that the State Hospital
for the insane is being guarded by
the Columbia police in order to
protect the superintendent, Dr. Bab
cock, from personal violence at the
hands of a young physician, who
was formerly in the United States
The story has a foundation in the
fact that the life of Dr. Babcock is
said to have been threatened by this
young physician, who has for sev
eral days been under the surveillance
of the Columbia police, but there z
has been no extraordinary precau
tion taken to guard the State Hos- r
pital for the Insane, and Dr. Bab- 1
cock has gone about his usual duties f
both inside and outside of the t
grounds, without any fear or inter- ,
It will be remembered that last I
summer this physician, who was for i
several years a surgeon in the navy, r
was placed in confinement in Paris
and committed to a French asylum r
for the insane. It happened that Dr. t
Babcock and Senator Tillman were f
In France at the time and they in- i:
terested themselves in the young a
man's behalf. At the request of the h
American consul, Dr. Babcock exam- c
ned the surgeon and regretfully d
made a report that the surgeon was s
dangerously insane and should not N
be released. 0
Later the friends of the surgeon
,rought him to this country and he t<
has since been at his former home ti
it the upper portion of South Car- t]
olina. It is said that he now pro- S
poses to bring suit against the n,
rench government for his confine- h
aent and that the certificate given tl
he American consul by Dr. Babcock li
is considered by the surgeon to be -i
. barrier in the prosecution of his
ase. He is, of course, no longer S1
n the naval service. 1C
When he came to Columbia some ci
ays ago and it was learned that he t1
ad made threats against Dr. Bab- n
ock, the friends of Dr. Babcock, who a]
Instructed the patrolman on the asy- C
lum beat to keep a watch out for the 03
urgeon, and that is the extent to
which the asylum has been guard- ff
d by the police, and the story pub- rn
ished In the Augusta Chronicle has tl
his much foundation in fact.
FIVE PERSONS DEAD si
nd Many Injured as Result of
Five persons are dead, at least 10 b
eriously injured, several acres of d
~rops are inundated and every stream g
in the northern and eastern part of S
klahoma is raging as a result of
eavy rains during the last few days. al
.number of houses were wished 'P
way. The dead are:d
Mrs. W. W. Brown and three child
ren of Foraker, and Mattie Jones, a ti
egress. Mrs. Brown and her child- o
ren were drowned on Salt Creekt
hile attempting to escape from high a
aters. The negress dropped dead ~
from fright when the waters of Bog- ri
y creek near~ Enid surrounded her e
A small tornado struck Morris, de-b
olishing the Methodist church and a
everal residences, including that of
rnest Scott. He and his wife and
child were seriosuly injured,.
FIEND HUNG TWICE.t
he Rope Broke in Two But They b
Swung Him Again.
At Pinebluff, Ark., Lavett Davis,
r negro charged with attacking a l
sixteen-year-old white girl, was taken
from jail by an unmasked mob of
two hundred men and hanged to a ?
elegraph pole in one of the principal ~
streets. Just as the negro was be
ng raised above the street. the rope
)roke but he was raised again and r
*eft han-ging. A number of armed
leputies were on guard but were
verpowered and the door broken
with sledge hammers.
Drummer Commits Suicide.
John W. IHi1, drummer for a
wholesale drug firm at Chattanooga.
renn., committed suicide near Kappe
Mill, Surry county, N. C., Tuesday,
y shooting himself through the
head. He received a letter an hour
r two before he shot himself, and
it Is believed that the contents of t
the letter were responsible for the
Istated generally that Mr. Lever sees
justification for the action of him
self and those of his colleagues who1
voted for protected lumber in the
house, though Mr. Tillman's explana
tion will probably disappoint him.
Perhaps Mr. Lever finds additional
justification in the fact that Senator
Bailey not only voted for proteeted,
lumber-on the groundeo of reve
nue, to be sure-but spoke for it.
But in speaking of Grover Clevetand
and In spite of his wordy declaration
of respect for the Iast Democratie
president in the abstract, he left
the defense to Senator Aldrich. Be
sidess Senator Bailey has been play
ing so close to Senator Aldrich and
the Repuplicans through all this
fight that his support must be graded
below par, from a Democratic view
The Firemen's Strike Causes
TRYING TO SETTLE
Transportation Facilities Along the
Line Consist Chiefly of Automo
biles, MulA Carts and Hand Cars.
All Anxious to End Strike and Lay
Ugly Spectre of Race Conflict.
A dispatch from Atlanta says the
:ension in the Georgia railroad fire
nen's strike is increasing with each
iour's delay in settling the race ques
ion Involved. This was the at
itude in which negotations for ter
ninating the strike were conducted
Vednesday in Atlanta. United States
nails held up since the beginning of
he week, a dozen counties facing
emoralization of business, and the
ace issue brought continually into
inwholesome prominence were the
actors which spurred the negotia
ons through hours of discussion.
lthough no statements were made
s to the ground covered, it was
arned that a very quick settlement
looked for, provided any agree
ent can be reached.
It was learned that a feeling of
ervousness exists on both sides in
e controversy over the gravity of
rther delay. This was taken to
dicate 'the postible appiloach iof
n agreement despite a report that
[r. Scott has praetically refused to
mnsider any basis of settlement that
oes not permit recognition of the
iority of certain negro firemen.
r. Scott, however, has not refused
utright to enter into arbitration.
That Mr. Scott urged Gov. Smith
issue a law and order proclama
on, in the communities bordering
te railroad was reported. Gov.
mith maintained his previous an
>unced attitude that until there
ave appeared some definite danger
at property will be destroyed or
ves jeopardized no such proclama
on should be issued.
Gov. Smith and General Manager
:ott of the Georgia railroad had a
ng conference, at which was dis
issed the feasibility of submitting
e trouble to a board made up of
en conversant with local conditions
ong the railroad. United States
>mmissioner of Labor Neill called
t Gov. Smith.
Gov. Smith and Mr. Scott con
rred again and there were several
eetings of the representatives of
e opposing interests.
Various towns In the strike dis
iet took inventory of their visible
pply of food. Madison reported at
ast 15 days of plenty in prospect.
ashing1.. reported a shortage in
~ast M.K prices rising.
* thonia Mayor Brand said:
f supplies should run short and it
~comes necessary I shall simply con
~mn the train load of perishable
ods now on the siding at Lithonia
d tell the citizens to help them
There are 11 cars of provisions
Lithonia and Ice has been sup
.ied to maintain the perishable por
n of their contents in good con
In addition to the visible supplies,
e towns have their visible means
transportation, headed by a trac
n engine traveling nearly a mile
d a half per hour, automobiles
ith daring drivers and dangerous
ads, mule teams with darkey driv
s and cracking whips--altogether a
mbination which had furnished a
ight side to the strike and many
holiday prank for rural comnmuni
This good nature of the country
ong the silent railroad was a reas
ring feature during the negotia
ons in Atlanta for one of the gray
t aspects of the strike has been
ncompromising sympathy which has
cked it all along the line.
An offer of aid in moving the
iails was sent to Washington by
ice President Ball, who is conduct
g the strike, and who wired the
stmaster general as follows.:
it is cur'rently reported that an
ifort is being made to charge the
rotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
d Enginemen with responsibility
r interference with the United
tates mails on the Georgia rail
ad. So far from this being true.
e stand prepared to aid you in get
ing the mails through. I should
e glad to confer with any represen
ative of the postoffice department
esignated by you and to aid you
1 accomplishing this result."
The hand car which is carrying
nail out of Atlanta went nearly 40
niles to Union Point.
Six strikebreakers who left the
mployment of the Georgia railroad
aturday complained to the Atlanta
)olice commiss-ion charging that
hey had been brought here by mis
epresentations and had been prac
ically prisoners for several days in
hotel, finally getting into com
unication with strikers by notes~
lToped from the windows. A detec
ie agency which has had char ge
f the squad of strikebreakzers
rnswered the cha 'ge, declaring themn
No plan for starting train service
.':ts reacted by si. of the confr
mces. Th~e question of putting
aards on trains was mentioned as
a last resort, to be avoided by all
means on account of the enmity it
might stir up.
An agreement to arbitrate appears
to be the only other means of set
tling the strike and there was some
doubt that the mere fact of such
an agreement would remove the
danger to such of the roads negro
iremen as might work pending a
final settlement of the dispute.
DEVASTATION IN WAKE OF RAI!
AND WIND STORMS.
Crops Over Wide Territory Are Al
most Destroyed, Towns Under Wa
ter and Families Take to Roofs.
A dispatch from Memphis, Tenn.
says reports from the surroundinj
country bring advices of devastation
by the recent rain and wind storms
Mississippi and Arkansas seemed tc
have suffered most.
The Arkansas river is out of bani
and flood warnings have been sent
out that other rivers will rise above
the danger point.
In both States crops are said to
have been almost totally destroyed
while numbers of towns are under
water Pnd families have been driven
to the roofs of their homes and the
only means of transit is by boat.
Great damage was done to the
railroads and in several places trains
are tied up.
A tornado passed over the north
ern portion of Mississippi, wreckin.g
many houses. No deaths are re
Practically every stream in lower
Al-bama and Mississippi is at flood
stage. They have practically destroy
ed all the lowland crops.
Destruction of cattle and loss of
timber has occurred. The Mobile
and Ohio suffered a serious inter
ruption of traffic.
CLOUDBURST DOES DAMAGE.
Track Washed Out, Bridge Damag
ed, Mines Flooded.
Over two miles of track of the
Virginia Anthracite were washed out,
bridges were damaged and the Mer
rimac Coal mines near Blacksburg,
Va., were flooded by a cloudburst
. few days ago. Officials of the road
ay it will be at least five days before
the track can be put ir. shape for
raffic again. Meanwhile all mail
tnd passenger service between
Black-sburg, wherm is located Virgin
a Polytechnic institute, and Chris
ansburg, must be carried on by a
aack line. The cloudburst extended
>ver three miles between these two
places. An early report indicate.
nuch damage to crops by high water.
qany telephone lines are down. The
torm at Blacksburg was the heaviest
or many years.
LRRESTED LONG AFTER CRIME.
Villiam Y.rown Held for Complicity
in Murder Case.
Seven years almost to a day since
:he alleged crime was committed.
Villiam Brown, a hard wo'king man
vho has been a citizen of Macon.
a., and provided well for his fami
for two years, was Wednesday
rrested, and, upon requisition of
~ov. Corner of Alabama, will be car
ied back to Tuscaloose, where he
ill be tried for complicity in a mur
er. Brown made no effort when ar
ested to conceal his connection with
he crime. He said that he, in comn
any with George Moore and War
~en Fuller, killed a negro in a dif
culty at Dadeville, Ala., and that he
scaped. The other two men served
entences in the penitentiary, he
A QUEER BURIAL.
shes of a Veteran Lowered in
A dispatch from Norfolk, Va.,
ays a remarkable burial in the chan
el of Hampton Roads, off Sewell's
oint, Thursday when the ashes of
a former Confederate soldier, who
ecently died in Seattle, Washington.
were lowered into the water in a
iny silver casket, in which they were
sent from Seattle, first to Richmond,
ad then to Old Point Comfort, by
irection of the deceased. The bu
rial was made by WV. H. Fitzgerald.
f Richmond, by whose side the de
:eased Seattle man fought in the
United Artillery of Norfolk at Sew
dlls Point during the civil war. *
SEWERAGE SOAKED MEAT
At Greenville was Rendered Into
16.000 pounds of condemned meat
in the local warehouse of Swift &
Co., at Greenville, was Weanesday
finally disposed of, the whole lot be
ing sent to the Greenville central
slaughter pen, where it was render
ed into soap grease. Each load was
weighed and taken to the tank under
the personal supervision of Dr. C.
E. Smith, the city meat and miilk~
inspector. This is the meat that was
submerged in the recent heavy rains
when the sewerage pipes were back
ed up by the swollen waters of a
KILLED IN WRECK.
Collision on New York', Philadelphia
and Norfolk Railroad.
The northbound Norfolk express
on the New York, Philadelphia &
Norfolk railroad ran into a freigh1
train standing on a sidling, tw<
miles south of Sallisbury, Md.
Wednesday. Edward T. West, en.
gineer of the passenger train, was
killed, and William WV. Guthrie, bag
gagemaster, and W. WV. Wright, ex
press messenger, were slightly in
jured. All the victims lived a
by the strike said that perfect orde
prevailed and that expressions c
opinion favorable to the strikers pre
dominate throug~hout the strike ter
IWEALTH TO POVERTY
-NO MONEY IN SIGHT, AMERICAN
Had Been Living in Affluence, But
the Tide Turned and When Wife
Refused Help, He Died.
There is a sad story behind the
suicide at Versailles, France, of Ed
ward Sandford, a well known lawyer
ward Sandford, a well knowl lawyer
of New York. As a young man he
married Ella Hoffman, daughter of
the late Gov. John T. Hoffman, of
From the beginning his married
life was unhappy, and several years
ago he came to Paris, where for a
time he was one of the leaders of
the American colony. His brother,
Lewis, lived here with him. Edward
Sandford often rode in the gentlemen
races at Longchamps and he was one
-of the founders of the fashionable
Laboulie Golf club.
Mrs. Sandford was rich in her own
right, but the couple were unhap
py, and several years ago Sandford
secured a divorce and obtained the
custody of his daughter. Since that
time he had kept up appearnees, but
he led a more or less precarious ex
Mrs. Sandford, who resumed her
maiden niame and who is living in
Paris, has claimed that Sandford
pursued her for money, while Sand
ford alleged that his former wife,
who is said to enjoy an annual in
come of $20,000, did not keep to
the arrangement by which she was
to provide for the daughter.
The daughter is at present at
Wiesbaden. Of recent months, Mr.
Sandford had beer living in seclusion
in the hotel at Vo .es where he
killed h,imself. -. plovifing 'for
himself and his daughter his re
sources had become completely ex
A few days ago the proprietor of
the hotel, to whom he owed $250,
threatened to put hi mout into the
street unless he paid. Appeals were
made through third parties both to
his former wife and to his brother,
Lewis, but no response came, and
is is presumed that in a fit of desper
ation Sandford decided to take his
Railroad Mileage Regulation Upheld
Upon the request of the Georgia
State Railroad Commission, Special
Attorney James K. Hines has given
an interesting opinion in regard to c
the complaints made by the traveling
public as to the exchange of mileage
book coupons for straight tickets
at railway agencies. Attorney Hines
holds that the railroads' regulation t
for the preservation and exchange of
coupons for mileage is entirely rea
Attorney Hines was asked by the
Commission to furnish an opinion up
on the right of a common carrier
to expel a passenger, who had failed
to comp~ly with its regulation, re-s
quiring the exchange of mileage cou-a
pons for a ticket.
Attorne~y Hines says that carriers f
of passengers may eject from theirr
conveyances all persons refusing to
comply with reasonable regula
tions. He says that the present
mileage book arrangement is rea
sonable, because the purchaser en
ters into a contract with the railway
company selling the mileage book.
One of the terms of the contract Is
that -coupons /from these miileage
books will not be honored on trainst
execept at non-agency points or at
station agencies not open for the
sale of the tickets.
The purchaser, says Attorney
Hines, gets a. reduced rate and he is
hound by the terms of the special
contract. He says in conclusion that
the arrangement has already been
sub~mitted to and approved by the
State Railroad Commission.-Atlanta
MURDERER KILLS SELF.
Man Who Shot Sister's Sweetheart
Irvin Carter, of Huntsville, Mo.,
out on bail, who scarcely a year ago
shot down Thomas R. Bagby, who
was keeping a tryst with Carter's
sister, committed suicide this week
in the house from which the fatal
shots were fired into Bagby's head.
A few days ago, Carter said that
he was going away and would never
b~e seen again. It was supposed that
he intended to flee the State and es
cape trial for the bagby murder.
Later his body was found, with bul
let boles through the head.
When the coroner viewed the body,
a revolver with all tne chambers
loaded was found in his breast. His
mother explained that in her excite
ment she had removed the revolver
and placed the wrong weapon on her
son's body. F-tm an adjoining room
- got another weapon, with one
Flash Light Blinds.
The premature explosion of mag
nesium powder used in taking a
flashlight picture of a carnival in
Odd Fellows' hall, at Washington,
D. C., this week, so severely burned
the photographer, Lee Van Fleet,
aged 20 years. of Washington, that
he will probably lose his eyesight. *
Gets Two Years.
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Bingham, of
Springfield, Mass., was this week sen
rtenced to two years in the peniten
ftiary, after pleading guilty to the
charge of manslaughter. She shot
and killed her husband because, she
Commits Suicide in Tragic Man
ner With Razor.
WAS HOUNDED DOWN
By Detectives, Who Searched His
House on Last Tuesday-In a j<
Note to His Wife Declared. His D
Innocence-Then Went Out and
Killed Himself on the Street. s(
A sad tragedy took place in Au- bC
gusta, Ga., on Wednesday evening,
when a man hounded down by de- ar
tectives took his own life. in
Rendered desperate because suspi- th
cion was rested against him in con
nection with the sensational robbery G
of the Southern Express Company's pi
car on the Charleston division of the is<
Southern Railway recently, says the an
Augusta Chronicle. George P. Hum
phrey, a baggage master on that 1,
road, slashed his throat with a ra- th
zor Wednesday night at 11 o'clock, th
at the corner of Houston and Ellis se
streets, and died an hour later at wi
the City Hospital. Humphrey never pil
spoke after the cutting. ha
When the razor cut his head al- er
most half off, Evander Humphrey,
iis brother, was at the corner of Ba
lreene and Houston streets, run- th<
ing to overtake him, as George co
-Iumphrey's wife had sent him to
vertake her husband in order to StA
revent him from taking his life. ea:
Evander Humphrey arrived almost att
n time to catch the prostrate form ph
f his brother as he fell to the he
The brother cried out in a loud to'
-oice, horrified at the sight of George
lumphrey dying on the street at
is feet. D. F. Meredith, who lives
Lt 131 Ellis street, rushed to the Ta
orner and the brother of the dying
nan and Meredith carried him to
he store of Mr. W. H. Broadwater,
t the corner of Houston and Ellis
treets, where the hospital ambu- sh
ace was telephoned for. tov
The lightning flashed and rain fell so
n torrents while Humphrey was be- du
ng carried Into the piazza. ar
Just prior to ending his life, Hum- Ro
hrey took a drink of whiskey from me
pint bottle. After laying it down, un
rew his razor, and slashed at his era
Lieutenant Britt, of the police de- the
artment, as soon as notified of the ed,
ct, sent Station Guard Tom Wil- he(
iams to the point where the killing ins
ccurred, ordered the ambulance to die
et there as quickly as possible. Tw
Humphrey died at the hospital at the
idnight. Coroner W. A. Ramsey st
vas notified at once and he permit- ar
ed the body to be taken to Wilson's coz
Indertaking estalishment and he ep
ill make an investigation of the
To a Chronicle reporter the heart
~roken widow, between sobes, told By
hy her husband ended his life:
"He was as innocent as a child,"
id Mrs. Humphrey frantically, "and ,
lthough three detectives came here
nd searcehd our house, still they iD
und nothing that- would implicate thE
y huLsband in that express car rob- da:
~ery. He was the best of husbands be]
nd every month he gave me all he kn
ade. He had worried about being M
alsely charged so much that he was TiC
riven to frenzy, although I had no grc
ea that he contemplateu killing to
imself. He told me over and over sal
gain that he was innocent, we
"Tonight we had been sitting down Ia]
alking just after he came from his req
ork, and about 11 o'clock he was lat
riting something in a book. Suid
enly he got up, and tossing the
ook into my lap, put on his rain
oat and left hurriedly, saying he He
as going to use a telephone. After
e had gotten out of the door I was
orrified to find these words writ
:en in the book.
"'I kill myself this night to keep ap
]rom going to jail and save my wife ho
nd little children from disgrace.'
"Oh, God! I cried, and called for a
eorge's brother to follow him at.
)ne. He ran out as quickly as pos-.
~ible, but failed to reach him before hi
ue had cut his throat. I ran to where sh
y husbani lay on the piazza of Mrs. th
3roadwater's store and he tried to CO
kiss me and talk to me, although ro
e could not speak. w
"There was never a more devoted at
usband and father than George, and m
e had lived so happily together ever et
since our marriage three years ago.
We have two children, one a little p~
girl a year and a half old, and our gc
ther is a baby boy, that was born of
in March." p1
Mrs. Humphrey was formerly Miss sa
Kate Speering, and many of the peo.. hi
pe who live in the neighborhood of 0.
the couple say that they were very 1ii
much devoted to each other. a
Humphrey cut what is commonly
known at the "Adam s apple" in
twain, and slso his wind pipe. The a
physicians assert that there wouldt
have been no chance to save his life E'
had he received surgical attention CE
immediately after he cut himself.
Humphrey had been working for
the Southern Railway for six years,
and has been baggage master on the V
Charleston division for about three ii
years. Wednesday night he came in "
from his "run" from Branchville on iI
the passenger train due in Augusta t'
at 10:30 o'clock and went directly a
home. He was baggage master on In
the same train the night that the t<
express car robbery occurred. e
Mrs. Humphrey stated that the Id
detectives had all of the train of- -
fcials examined regarding the rob
bery and that a negro swore her A
husband was in the robbed car when (
it passed Broad street, attired in a
white cap and shirt. Mrs. Hum-C
phrey says that her husband always I
wears a blue shirt, which kind he3
wore whne ended hi life. t
F PELLAGt.. TO BE DISCUSSE
irs. Babcock and Williams Aske
to Address Scientists on th
The Columbia Record says a pape
pon pellagra is being prepare
ointly by Dr. J. W. Babcock an
r. C. F. Williams and will be rea
xt week by Dr. Babcock at th
eeting of the Asylum Physicians as
ciation at Atlantic City, and by Dr
'illiams at the meeting of the Stat
iards of health in Washington.
This paper will give the statistica
Ld geographical history of pellagr
this country. It has been foun
at the disease exists not only ii
uth Carolina, but in Pennsylvania
ryland, Virginia, North Carolina
.orgia, Florida, Alabama Mississip
e Louisiana and Tennessee, witi
)lated cases in New York, Ter.a:
It is estimated that not less tham
)53 cases have been recognized i
is country, and Dr. Lavinder, o:
e United States marine hospita
rvice, who is now In Columbia
th headquarters at the State hos.
:al service, estimate that there
ve been 1,500 cases in the South
2 States in the last two years.
The paper being prepared by Drs,
.bcock and Williams will give :
)rough review of the investigations
acerning this disease In the South.
Dr. Babcock, superintendent of the
Lte Hospital for the insane, leaves
rly next week for Atlantic City to
:end the meeting of the asylum
ysicians, and Dr. Williams, State
aith officer, leaves about the same
ie for the meeting in Washing
k of the State boards of health.
TERMINATES IN TRAGEDY.
-o Brothers Shot by Foes In North
Arthur and Andy Franklin were
t to death Monday nightJn Laurel
rnship, a remote section of Madi
t county, N. C., in a four-cornered
1, in which the Franklins were
ayed against the Tweed brothers.
bert Tweed and Arthur Franklin
t at the store of Arthur Frank
, and resuming the quarrel sev
.1 days old, both opened fire.
d Franklin endeavored to stop
fight, but Major Tweed interfer
and both drawing pistols the fight
ame general. And Franklin was
tantly killed; Arthur Franklin
d later of his wounds and Major
eed received a serious wound in
thigh. Beverly Stanton, a by
nder, was shot in the thigh. No
ests have been made. The parties
cerned were among the best citi
ts of the county.
the Upsetting of a Gasoline
Boat in a Storm.
Che gasoline boat Dorris, with ten
~sengers on board capsized in
storm at midnight a few
rs ago and ~seven persons are
eved to have been drowned. The
>wn dead are: Ed. Mandy, Reif
Elroy, Charles Murphy, Eddie
kle, B. Alexander, Joe Page, ne
>porter. The boat was returning
Vicksburg, Miss., from one of the
oons on the island. The waves
re about four feet high on the
:e and it will be impossible to
:over any of the bodies .until
e in the day.
GETTING THE BOOZE.
,w the Game is Worked Over in
In a Georgia city .a recent traveler,
proaching the clerk of the best
tel, said: "I would like a room."
Responded the clerk: ("You want
Lolar or a dollar and a half room?'
"A dollar and a half room."
The guest was given the key to
Sroom, and upon having been
own to it by a bellboy, unlocked
a door and found upon the table
aspicuously in the middle of the
om a quart of the best whiskey,
ich probably would have cost hin
out a dollar and a half anywhere
America. This he put in his pock
and demurely went his way.
It seems that some time later thi
ohibitionists of the city, having
tten wind of this evasive methoc
circumventing the liquor law, em
,yed a detective to go through thi
me process. He did so, obtainec
s whisikey and had the proprieto:
the hotel arrested for selllng thi
jour without a license. In court h
[mitted that in the first place he
td not purchased any liquor, an<
at In the second place he carrie4
vay the liquor he found upon th
ble he had hired-whereupon h
omptly was arrested for petty lac
Dances to Death in Jail.
Charles Hill, a negro of Richmont
a., danced himself to death in th
.il at Suffolk, Va., this week. HI
as sentenced for 60 days, but, b
ig a happy-go-lucky fellow, it ma
bred very little to him, and he gas
performance before the other il
ates of the jail. After a most a
yunding dance, taking all his e:
rgy, Hill paused and fell worwar
D. F Meredith, a fireman of ti
ugusta department. says that n
nly was Humphrey's residen
earched by the detectives sever
Lays ago, but also was Thomas
iutto's. the express messenger w]
as found locked in a chest whi
he robbed car reached the depot.
Many Persons Killed and InJured
In Texas by
o A TERRIFIC TORNADO
r The Village of Zephyr Falls Victim
to Ravaging Wind Storm, Which
Leaves Path of Death and Destruc
tion in Its Wake-Almost Unpar
alleled in the State of Texas.
A tornado of great violence struck
the little village of Zephyr in the
L eastern portion of Brown county.
Texas, at 1 o'clock Sunday morning
Lnd left a path of death and destruc
tion seldom paralleled. The death
list has reached a total of 32, and
the number of probably fatally in
jured and seriously wounded will
reach 50. A score are more or less
The storm formed half a mile'
southwest of Zephyr and swept down
upon the village, cutting a wide
swath directly through the resident
and business dis'trict.
Many houses were entirely demol
ished. Lightning struck a lumber
yard and started a condagration,
which destroyed one entire business
No effort was made to fight the
fire as the care of the dead and
wounded victims demanded all at
A section hand rode a hand car
to Brownwood and spread the alarm.
In two hours the Sante Fe railroad
was speeding a special train to the
scene of the storm with nine sur
geons and a score of Brownwood phy
Hundreds of persons directly in
the storm's path saved themselves
by taking refuge in storm cellars.
More than a dozen bodies were hor
County iClerk Thad Cabler, his
wife and two children, who had gone
to Zephyr to spend the night, were
The big stone school building and
two churches were swept from the
face of the earth. By daylight 16
surgeons were working on. the
Brownwood hurried her second re
lief train at noon Sunday loaded
with provisions, clothing and neces
sary articles and 40 nursk
Sunday night three persons were
still unaccounted for. Two children'
were dead late Sunday afternoon, two
miles out from the town, having been
blown that distance.
A special train left Zephyr Sun
day night for Temple, carrying the
more seriously injured to the
The storm was 300 yards wide
and swept the earth for only a short
distance, probably less than a mi"k.
Its fury is considered the ios,. ter
rific of any tornado ever experienced
in that section.
J. I. Clingman, C. E. Kirkpatrick
and nine surgeons, who formed the
first party out of Brownwood, found
a desolate scene awaiting them.
The hillsides at Zephyr were cov
ered with debris of all kinds and
bodies of dead animals and human
beings. The ruins were dimly light
ed by the burning buildings and the
cries of the wounded rose above the
sound of the elements, which threat
ened a second storm.
A hog roaming through the debris
strewn street was killed while trying
to devour the body of an infant.
Bodies were found twisted about
trees and In every conceivable shape.
People walked the istreefs almost
naked, crying for their loved ones.
Residences which escaped the
storm were turned into hospitals,
where were carried the bodies of the
dead and wounded.
One stone house collapsed on a
family of nine without serious in
jury to any. *
Yorkville Dhoctor Came Near Be
ing Shot By It.
On the 19th instant, at night,
while Dr. Jno. I. Barron was driving
to see a patient several miles east
of Yorkville, ho was shot at twice
from the roadside, one ball going
between the legs of his horse and
the other just back of his buggy top.
He is satisfied the shots were not
intended for him, as the party, evi
dently being out of ammunition,
threw rocks at a negro in a buggy
just behind him. A negro named
Jas. Crawford was arrested, charged
with the shooting, and taken before
Magistrate R. B. DeLoach and gave
bond in the sum of $500 for his
appearance at a preliminary hearing.
The negro he was after is named
Henry Jones, and there is a woman
in the case.
Entire Family Wiped Out.
John Carter, aged 75, an old sailor,
and. three children of Mrs. Leila
Shaw, his daughter, were burned
Sto death early one morning a few
1days ago in a fire which destroyed
the Shaw home in Eldon, Iowa.
Carter was helpless. with old age.
e A lamp was overturned in the room
Land all perished before aid could
e Killed Himself.
- Mr. David J. Young of the Stover
te neighborhood of Chester county c~m
>t mitted suicide a few days ago~ ty
e cutting his throat with a razor. He
al started to where his b-other was
U. at work near the how,~e and whn~
to found was dead. The cause is a'.
~n tributed to poor health. He was 82