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VOL. XIV M IANN ING9,. C. WED-N- ESDAY, SEPTE31B1ER 2,10 O
-num and another to the Sae dis
Under the cross-examination Sam
ue1s said be came here very often
several years to visit a woman of
ill repute. He gave this woman
money to build a house. He also
played cards sometimes for money.
*1 got no rakeoff on this draft." be
cause I got my orders and made
my money on these commissions paid
The witness got checks from
Parnum In 1907 and 1908. the larg
est being for $500. In 1906 the
only check he received was for $300.
This was for work of three weeks
but Farnum and Wylie fell out over
the manner of shipping "Long Horn"
He paid Wylie on 150 cases of
goods one-half of the commission
amounting to $300.
"Nobody could get any business
down there unless they paid com
missions to the board." said the wit
The witness evidently had consid
erable trouble with the dispensary
commission. He was summoned to
appear. according to his statement.
and at once consulted an attorney
now connected with the defense.
This attorney said there was no oc
casion for a lawyer in a case where
Samuels had been summoned as a
witness. The witness after consid
erable questioning finally admitted
the testimony brought out above.
He said that he had been advised
by his attorney. Mr. Paul Hemphill.
to tell everything and it would prob
able be to his advantage.
"And you are not going to be
rosecuted?- queried the defense.
"I understood that's what It meant
but I have n-ver been told so. My
attorney told me not to worry,"
was the response.
Samuels produced a little memo
randum book showing the commis
sions paid and the schedule required
by the board.
Wylie had prepared the schedule
and he. the witness. always paid the
rate fxed by Wylie.
The book was introduced in evi
dence and then there was a pleasant
little spat between the attorneys on
the admission of the book. Judge
emminger ruled that It was evi
ence. -The commissions paid were
-ven to Wylie. He was also paid by
Farnum for work done among the
rounty dispensaries but this amount
-d to little.
J. A. V. Schmidt of St. Louis was
then called and testified that he is
employed by the Anheuser-Busch
Brewing association. This was all
uked the witness.
Mr. Stevenson then announced that
:be State rested its case.
COOK LANDS IN NEW YORK.
ge Is Greeted by an Immense
Cowd of People.
Dr. Cook, the discoverer of the
'orth Pole, landed in New York
fesday afternoon after an absence
>f nearly three years. On landing
t made a rush for his wife. For
he moment he even missed the
hildren, who stood a few feet away.
mtil his wife silently led him to
hem. Then, as he lifted his young
St daughter there to his shoulder.
he silent watching crowd broke into
a storm of cheers.
"I have come from the pole. I
tave brought my story and my data
ith me. I have not come home to
-ter into arguments with one man
r with fifty men, but I am here to
resent a clear record of a piece of
ork over which I have a right to
isplay a certain amount of pride.
"I am willing to abide by the Snal
-erdict of competent judges. That
lone can satisfy me and the pub
"Furthermore. not only will my
-eport be before you in black and
hte, but I will also bring to Ameri
-a human witnesses to prove that 1
ave been to the pole."
Such is the subr-tance of the first
,esae Dr. Frederick A. Cook
rouht home in person to Ame'rica
'esday. -answuering his critics the
GIVES TEN MORE YEAR&.
o a 3Mn Who Has Spent Thirty
Years Behind the Bars.
After serving nearly thirty years
f his life ~In prison on charges of
ounterfeiting and passing bogus
ioney, James O'Learey. alias "Jack
tulvey." an aged man, was sentenc
-1 In the United States District
'ourt at Philadelp~hia on Wednesday
Sten years in the Government pris
n at Atlanta. Ga.. on a similar
arge. He pleaded guilty, but ask
4 for clemency on account of hi-.
Judge Mchro in passing sen
ence said that he belived O.Leary
o be beyond reformation. rnd in the
-est Interest of society thought he
bould be given a long term. The
-ly witness at the trial was a se
ret service operative, who recor'
-.ze the prisoner as an old om-.d
r from a photograph taken a score
f years ago.
WILL SERVE HIS TIME.
turray, the Former Congressman.
Ar-rested in Chicago.
Geo. Washington Murray. colored
ho in the nineties represented the
~umter district in Congress. and
-eing held in Chicago at the request
if the So,:th Carolina authorities~
o !erTve a sentence of three years
or forgery, refused to return here
itout requisition papers. App!
-aton for requisiten was mad'
o Governor Ansel. Murray ded~
chile the jury was deliberatIng up
in his case and the sentenca was
mpo5ed inl his absence. Hie ha
en in Canada since hIs nlight. Mur
-ay has divorced his negro wife.
is said, at bis home. ard mari,'
2 w-bta 'roman.
DR COOK CROSS-MAM
THE POLE FINDER SUIMITS TO
Forty Newspaper Mea Fire All Kinds
of Questions at the Explorer. but
Can Answer Them Al
Dr. Frederick A. Cook. seeking
rest and seclusion with his family
after the boisterous welcome of
Tuesday. denied himself to inter
views Wednesday and remained in
his suit at the Woldbrf-Astorie.
in New York. until late Wednesday
afternoon. when he submitted cheer
fully to one cf the severest cross
examinations since he annonn.r his
discovery of the North Po'e. The%
ordeal of the Interview, which was
conducted by forty newspaper repre
sentatives. Including several from
foreign newspapers, proved at least
that he was not afraid to meet the
public. Incidentally the city of N3v
York officially recognized his achieve
ment Wednesday when the board of
aldermen passed a resolution, com
memorating his discovery and pro
viding for a public welcome at the
City Hall. The date of the recep
tion will be announced later.
As the questions asked were put
by laymen they did not go deeply
into the scientific aspect of the ex
pedition. But Dr. Cook was ready
to answer anything pertinent to the
The most interesting phae of the
Interview was reached when Dr.
Cook was asked if he would object
to showing his diary. He Immedi
ately consented, and after retiring
to his room, returned with a small
octavo note book, which he showed
freely to all. It was a thin book,
containIng 176 pages, each of which
was illed with fifty or sixty lines
of pendIlled writing of the most
The book. he said, contained eon
siderably more than one hundred
thousand words, while he has be
sides other books embracing his ob
serations and other data.
The interviews were rather severe
n regard to details. but nothing in
dicated that the Polar travellers'
memory was at fault even in the
most minute particulars. Some
times when a petty question indi
-ated ignorance. he smiled with good
humored sympathy at the lack of
tecnical knowledge displayed.
Not once did he refuse to reply.
xrcept woen the name of Commander
Peary was broached. Even then
lie said that he bad always and did
now consider rear as his friend.
int controversial !rubiects in connec
*ion with his rival be avoided en
tirelv. saylng that they could watt.
Wben requested to say what had
necnrred at his meeting with Harry
Waltney. the New Haven sports
'nan. he said be preferred to let
Whitney tell his own story. as Whit
ney was quite unbiased. His res
~ons in imposing secrecy on Whitney.
on Pritchard. Commander Peary's
cabIn boy. and the Eskimos. were
nompted by his desire to be the
rt to tell the world his discovery.
'He iaad done the work, he said, and
was entitle to relate how It had
ben carried out.
Some of the Questions Asked.
Some of the more Important ques
tions put to Dr. Cook during the
interview, and his replies thereto.
Q. Did anything ever occur in
the life of yourself and Mr. Peary
that would create an enmity or bit
terness between you?
A. Nothing that I know of.
Q. Would you be willing to meet
Pearv Ii a debate when he get"
A. As far a- I am concerned the
Peary incident is closed. Mr. Pesry
Is rot the dictator of my affairs. and
T do not care to say anything fur
ther about him.
Q. Did yoU know Mr. Whitney
when ynu met him on your retn
A. No: he introduced himself.
Q. What caused you to have such
'-onfdence in Mr. Whitney that you
entrusted your instruments to himi~
A. I knew him by name. and
circustances5 that nrose whille I
was with him justified my confi
dence. I gave him the instruP1's
'o bring hytt beause I thoughtt they
would be less liable to Injury on
he.-.rd his vi-ssel than if I took then'
-'eross glac'.sr and rough ice--corer
Q. Whrat is your opinion '.! th'e
..toy to'd by the ner'o liH-o' cof
i.e inform-'tionl he obtained fr -en
xour two Eskimos?~
. W.C.. tne Eskimos were In-in-!
,,cy had beer. I should !ikn you to
avc Henson ne:. and cross -1-e~"i'Jn
is entirtely founded enx hearsay.
Q. Knowing that a ship was ca'm
ing North this summer for Widtrey.
why did you not wait for that sh'p
and come direct to New York in
stead of going to South Greenland
and sailing from there to Copen
A. I knew that the Danish Gov
einent ship would get me home be
fore Whitney's ship.
At Valence. France. three men
were gullotined on Wednesday for
a series of atrocious crimes In the
department of Drome which create-1
a reign of terror. No less than
twelve murders and 20" robberies
are laid to the doors of these men.
They often tortured their victims
Iwith red hot Irons. A great crowd
witnesed the executions and ap
auded wildly every time the knift
2 Now in Jail,. h a
Ytung Watson Burnette.thma
charged with embezzling the bank4
at Graniteville and who was arrest
ed. in Chattanooga, "'as bronght bac
Dax &N r~fadrk
hd de Ddaidat.
EVIEN VERY STRONG
The Prosecution in the State Die
Pens27 CaO Had a Regular
Field Day--The Links in the
Chain of Evidence Carefully Fit
ted Together by the Stae.
The prosecution of the grafters In
the State Dispensary matter Is be
coming very interesting. Before a
jury which is to pass upon J. S.
Farnums' guilt or his right to liber
ty. Joe B. Wylie swore unreservedly
that he had accepted bribes from
While Farnum is being tried for
a particular offense. that of giving
a bribb for $1.125 to Joe B. Wylie.
yet the testimony took wide latitude
and Wylie testilied that this trans
action was but an incident of a reg
ular business connection with Far
num.' He alleged that Farnum bad
assisted in Wylies campaign for
election; that after being elected
Wylie was approached to use his In
luence In behalf of whiskey and beer
concerns represented by Farnum:
that in pursuance of agreement Wylie
exerted that Influence and therefore
received the remuneration agreed up
on. That Farnum bad paid him In
money at time, and at other times
had given him draft made payable
to a third party. Henry Samuels.
for there was an Investigation com
mittee, trying to get hold of Infor
mat$on and Wylie -didut wish his
name to appear in writing.
The defense attacked Wylie with
out vigor, but the general opinion
of those who heard the proceedings
was that while Wylie was presented
in a very poor light so far as his
past conduct was concerned. yet
his credibilty was not Impeached.
The prosecution has pieced togeth
er what Is considered -a very strong
case. and the defense will under
take to - tear it down. Beginning
with an unnamed draft presented for
odection traced that instrument
through the Uanks of Chester. Co
lumbia and Charlestdn to the very
cash drawer of Farnum's place of
business In Charlestozi The defend
ant could not be forced to produce
It. but the secondary evidence of
its having existed Is almost unim
WyHe swore than Farnum gave
him a draft for $1.125 payable to
Henry Samuels and Samuels later
testifled that the draft was turned
over to him and that he cashed It and
gave the money to Wylie.
The motive for such transactions
was also presented with skill. The
"purchasing clause" of the old dis
pensary law was put in evidence.
as were bo'oks. minute books, rec
ords of purchases and of awards and
Invoice books. The minutes of
March. 1906. showed that the board
of which Wylie was a member had~
set out to "order out"M whiskey only
when two members of board signed
a warrant authorizing the commis
aloner to do ,so. But -In September
of- the same year a new rule was
pssed and the clerk of the board
was authorized to- order bulk goods
when the supply on han dahould run
ow. The point was stressed that
it was not making awards on bids
that counted, but in "ordering out"
the stuff already nominally pur
chased. -. Theedlre It was worth
while for a whiskey house to have
as a friend In court a member or
the board. -Wylie swore that It was
In part settlement for just such serv
ices that he was given the $1.125
on September 14. 190S.
When court reassembled Thursday
morning Wylie was on the stand
He identified several book of recort
and then got down to the sensational
testimony published elsewhere.
Samuels Takes the Stand.
Mr. Henry Samuels was then call
ed. He is now mayor of Chester
Answering Mr. Abney he was 45
years or age and engaged in the mer
cantile business. He usually signer
his name "MH. Samuels."M
He had known Jos. B. Wiley toT
15 or 20 years. In March. Jn
and September. 1906, he was in Co
lumbia representing whiskey houses
Mr. Samuels named .a number 0'
these firms. He was agent under W
D. Roy for some of these concerns
On one occasion he went up on the
Chester train with Wylie and he
was given a draft for $1,125 by thi
dispensary director. The bank gavi
him about $1.000 of this In blhl
of $100 denomination. A few days
later he turned over this money ti
The draft was signed by Farnun'
and drawn on either a bank or 8
irm. he could not remember which
t was given to him befor3 Wyli'
went to his home In Richburg. Al
terwards he called up. Wylie over
the 'phone and told him the draft
had been eashed. "Reep It until
!onday." said Wylie. This was no'
the first time drafts had been giv
en him in his name to be cashed
Wy!!e told him that Farnum had
settled with him (Wylie). The wit
ness had no interest in the matter
He had traveled In Mar. 1906. for
Farnum "woping up Long Horn
gin.'' He was paid $250 a morib
and expenses and Farnum had set
ted up promptly at the end of three
Farnum represented a number of
houses. including the Richiand Dis
tillery Company. Lanahan. the Big
Four and others. When workinl
for Farnuam he visited the dispensera
Iduced them to order the stu!
He sent a cpy of this arder to Far
Jury Says Jas.. Farua is Not Galy of
Charge of Bribery in
ALLEGED GRAF CASES
"Beer King" Faces Another Charge
of Bribery and is Implicated in
Two Other Cases-John Black,
Former Dispensary Director, to
Be Tried This Week.
James S. Farnum. on trial at Co
lumbia for several days on the charge
of bribery in connection with the
alleged dispensary "Graft." walked
from the Richland county court
house Saturday afternoon a free man.
the jury. after six hours deliberation
having returned a verdict of "not
He is charged in several other
indictments, but unless he is tried
along with others on a charge of
conspiracy his case will not come
up at this term of court.
Thus has ended one of the most
brilliant legal combats in the his
tory of jurisprudence in South Caro
lina. Of special significance is the
fact also that the State has not made
good on the Arst of the alleged
dispensary graft cases that was
awaited with so much. interest.
The jury took only one ballot
and stood at first 11 for acquittal
and one for conviction, according
to the statement of one of the jurors.
The losing of the irst case will not
deter the State from pushing the
charges againct the others that are
Indicted according to an intimation
by Attorney General Lyon.
Attorney General Lyon when ask
ed converning the trial shortly after
the verdict had been rendered by 1
the jury he said: "I have nothing
to say, the testimony in the case
speaks for Itself."
He made no definite statement as 1
to the future action of the State
other than to state that the case
against John Black, charged with ac
cepting a bribe would very prob- 1
ably be called on Wednesday. This
statement was made in the court
Saturday afternoon on the request i
of Judge Memminger. who had pre- 1
viously asked that other cases be
tried during next week other than
the remaining one against Farnom.
Not talking officially, the attorney
general however, intimated that the
first defeat would not deter the
course of the State in reference to
the other indictment in the alleged
When pressed for an official state
ment, the attorney general said. "I
have heard it rumored that the jury
declined to bring in a verdict against
the defendant because they would
not convict on the testimony of an
accomplice. If this rule is to be fol
lowed it will always be a practical
impossibility to ever convict one for
bribery, for testimony in such cas
es must always come from an ac
The attorneys for the defense were
naturally very much gratified at
the result of the trial.
THEY BUNCOED HIM.
A Maryland Farmer Loses Big Sum
in an Old Game.
William A. Moffett a prosperousI
Maryland farmer. is out $5.000, the
victim of the Spanish hidden treasure
swindle. which has been operatedI
for many years. He is at his home.
near Hanover. having just returned
from Spain. bewai~ng his fate and
seeking some plan whereby he may
recover his lost mne-'ey.
Mr. Maoffatt some seven weeks ago
received a letter bearing the post
mark of Madrid. Spain. The writer
claimed to be a Russian nobleman.
who had robbed the bank of which
he was president and fled to Spain.
The money was hidden in a satchel.
While in Spain the Russian was ar
rested for political reasons and
thrown into prison at Madrid.
Suspecting that he was in danger
of being arrested. he had previously
hidden the~ satchel. The letter pro
nosed that Mr. Moffatt come to Spain
with a- much money as he could
raise to secure his release and the!
recovery of the money, one half of
which was promised him for his
Gathering all the ready cash he
could lay hands on and borrowing
from a few friends, who were taken
into the secret. Mr. Moffatt journ
eyed to Boston and thence to Eu
rope. This was six weeks ago.
What happened after he arrived
in Madrid is not known, as Mr. Mof-'
fatt refuses to tell. He handed
s2.804 over to the man daignated
in the letter. and never saw him
again. After waiting in vain for
some days. he realized that hA had
been swindled, and set out for home.
('rushed to Death.
In the cotton oil mill at Lancas
ter on Friday a small colored boy
wash orushed to death by being
caught in the seed conveyor, about
which he and another boy were feed
ing. The body was horribly man;
led. Later in the afternoon Johnl
Clark. a young negro. had his hand
severely cut in the machinery and
may lore the member.*
C'ictimns of the storm.
With the list of dead fromn the
tropical hurricane well abhove l 'o
every indication points to a much
arge i.ncrease of the n~umber of
1:hoe who pe-shed.
A DOUBLE CRM
A feBvivi Man lds HIS Wife and Bic
Out His Own kains
MAN USED A SHOT GUN
The Tragedy Took Place in th
Woodside Mill Village Near Greer
ville and There Were Only Smal
Chfldren in the House When i
A dispatch from Greenville to Th
State says one of the most horribl.
domestic tragediez. that has eve
taken place near that city in a num
ber of years. occurred at Woodsid,
village Friday morning when G. V
Gallaway. a mill employe. shot an
instantly killed his wife. and thei
blew his brains out with the sam<
weapon, a double-barreled breecl
The crime was committed about
o'clock. and there were no witness
es. save two small children, who cai
not give a coherent account of th4
It is supposed that Gallaway an.
his wife had been on unfriendi,
terms for a long time, having hat
sharp words about their son. Ben.
There is also a rumor that th4
husband was suspicions of his wife
When found by Deputy Justice o
the village the two bodies were ly
ng cuddled up on the bed, side b]
The woman was shot thrmugh the
back o. the head and the entire
race of the man had been blown in
to a mass of bloody flesh. In the
rm of the man lay the weapon which
ad been the instrument of the trag
?dy. a short double-barreled breecd
oadlng shotniun: in which were twc
A lamp was burning in the kitch
n. Tiny clots of blood and brains
were scattered over the bed and over
Neighbors heard two shots in the
mrly morning. one within minute or
.wo of the other. No notice was
aken of them, however, until about
3 o'clock. when the older daughter
)f the Gallaway's came frightened
nd crying to Deputy Justice saying
hat her father and mother were
The officer immediately went to
he house. took in the situation. an-i
sotified the coroner.
FAR3ER HID HIS MONEY.
Lfter Pifty Years Tells Where It Was
There was deposited in the First
s'atonal bank of Logan, W. Va.. Fri
lay the sum of $6.620. This specinc
eposit has a histor yas strange and
teresting as ever shadowed romance
r figured in the tales '>ld of the
ld-time misers. Milton Mullins, as
gd man who lived, at Rolfe post.
wnef of this shrdlushrdluuudluut
ffce in Logan county. W. Va.. in
he own of this small fortune and
he sum deposited represents the sav
ngs of 50 years.
When quite a young man Mullins
egan hoarding his savings. At every
pportunity he would exchange silr
nd greenbacks for gold and two or
bree times a year he would go tc
be- treasure crypt in the rear of his
tiouse and make a deposit of gold
roin. Year after year he watched
he pile accumulate. Even before
he War Between the State he was
eported to have had a consider.ble
um of money hidden on his premisei
ud bands of marauders often tried
o compel him~ to discloe its hidins
place during the war. but those at
empts were never successful and
the secret remained his own until
two days ago.
A few days ago Mullins' wife died
and he, feeling that he could nol
long survive her. deltded that il
ould be better to d~sclose at onet
the hiding place of the treasur'
which represented t!e elow but reg
ular accumulation of 50 years
Summoning 3. M1. Perry. a grandson
and some other near relatives. he
related the story of his hoarding:
and gave them directions how to fin4
the money. They went and dug it
the yard as directed and found ever
$5.0'I0 in gold and $20 in silver
Then they proceeded to the barn
where in the exact spot indicate<
by the aged man, they discoveret
$.0.0 in $20 bills making $6.02
AUTO ThltNS OVER.
K~il Lady and Catches~ Fire, Roast
ing a Man AlIve.
One person was burned to death
rnother instantly killed and a thir<
hurned, when an automobile. drive:
by John Mcbendon. ran off an eight
foot embankment near Americu:
Ga.. on last Friday. McLendon an
Miss Viola Herman, one of his con
panions. were pinioned beneath tt
wrecked car, which caught ire
Ethel Hilt, another n'mmbr of to
party, although severely burned. ra
reaminfg to Americus. two miles di
tant to gIve the alarm. Miss Hel
man's neck was broken by the fa
and death was instantaneous, bt
MLndon was ligerally roast'
Fired Into Car.
L. R. Sires. express messenger
the Central of G.-orgia. was fr
upon in his car near McIntyre. G.:
Fraday morning early by some Pn
son on the top of the car. Ti
shots were fired throug~h th' -ral
om. robbery dotnhtless beiDg tI
motive. Sires obtained help !ro
COMMIT FOUL CRIME
SIX PERSONS ARE MURDERED
rs BAND OF ROBBERS
At Hurley, W. Va., Who Burn
House of Their VIctims W
Fire of the Bodies.
An entire family of six pers<
e were murdered and the bodies
al! but one of the victims were bu
ed with their home at Hurley. I
chanan county. Virginia. early Thu
t day. The motive was evelden
robbery, as the owner of the hou
an aged woman, known as "Ai
e Betty" Justis. was supposed to h2
e kept a large sum of money ab<
r Lhe place.
Mrs. Justice, her scn-in-la
George Meadows, his wife and th
three children were the victir
Meadows' body, badly mutilat
was found lying in the yard of
destroyed home, the funeral pyre
his loved ones. Two bullet ho
.through the body and a ghas
wound in the neck, which almo
severed the head from the bot
gave the discoverers their first e
dence of the extent of the trage<
A search of the ruins of the hot
disclosed a sickening spectacle. T
blackened masses of half burn
flesh and charred bones of two v
men and three children were fou
beneath the debris, each body bei
Ing evidences of murder committ
before the house was destroyed
fre, evidently for the purpose
hiding the crime. The elder womaz
skull was upturned some distan
from the remainder of her hi
burned body amid the smoulderi
Another daughter of Mrs. Jusi
told the police that her mother h
a large sum of money buried und
the sill of the house, and ther sr
ceeded in digging up $9>0 in go
and silver. The murderers are su
posed to have secured the $6
which "Aunt Betty" always carrii
on her person.
Bloodhounds were rushed to t
scene and in a short time they tot
the trail of the supposed murdere
in a cornfleld which joined the Ji
tis home. There the foot prints
three men were found impressed
the soft soil. A posse of citizer
heavily 'armed, are following t]
bloodhounds, bent on lynching t1
murderers if they are captured.
YOUNG MAN GONE WRONG.
Robs the GranitviUe Bank of Sen
The Augusta Chronicle says t]
Bank of Granitrille is short $7,80
and the shortage is charged up
E. C. Burnett. a son of Dr. H.
Burnett, of that town. Mr. Burne
was a bookkeeper In the bank, ha
lng charge ot the personal ledge
When confronted with the accus
tion he admitted most of it and h
people have promised to make tl
It is stated that young Burne
has been extracting money from tl
bank for some time but it only b
came known to the bank officia
while the young man was away<
a summer trip. On Friday a wt
rant was issued for the young ma
but he had left the community.
Sunday Mr. W. A. Giles. preside
of the bank, received informati<
that ledi him to believe young Bta
nett was In Chattanooga. He cot
municated with the police of th
city and Monday Mr. Giles was
formied that Burnett was being he
in Chattanooga awciting identiflc
tion. Mr. Giles at once delegated
offleer qualified to identify Burne
and also to bring B3urnett back
|Graniterille, If the prisoner prov
to be he.
Mr. Giles denied that the Baa
of Graniteville felt any embarras
ment from the shiortage of 87,81
charged to young Burnett . He sa
that the statement that a State ba:
examiner will try to prevent a r
on he bank is absurd. Whato'
loss the bank may sustain from B3t
nett's alleged misconduct may
readily absorbed by the bank's at
A dispatch from Chattanooga sa
E. C. Burnett. formerly teller of t
1Bank of Graniteville. S. C.. was
rested there on a telegram fr<
|Graniteville stating that he s
wanted there for embezzleme:
Burnett Is in jal! awaiting the
rival of officers who will take h
bacq to South Ccrolina.
DEATH OF GOI'. JOHNSON.
-IHe Passed Away Clasping the Ha
of His Wife.
.|John A. Johnson. three tin
dgovernor of Minnesota. candidate
a the Democratic nomination for pr
| Ment last year and looked upon
- many throughout the country asi
d probable candidate for 1912,
at St. Mary's hospital at Rochest
e Minn.. at 3:25 Tuesday morni
-following an operation Wednesda
SThe governor lapsed Into unc
n sciousnes~s at 1 o'clock Tuesday mc
lng. Toward the end he revlved hi
self several times to pat his wife
Iher cheeks. His. last words we
IWell. Nora. I guess I'm going:
dhave made a brave fight."
Dr. W. J. Ma:'n stated that th
were no traces of blood poison
and that the inmmediate cause
ndeath was exhaustion and he
dfailure. Considerable encoura
. mnt was felt Monday morning.
r- When the governor had breat
:his last. Mrs. Johnson. who had b~
2in almost hourly a tendance at
Shrnehand's sid'o and who had be
m up bravely under the ordeal. to
p. 7 collapsed and was taken to
I FRAUD ALLED
BY AGAINST THE DORCHESTER
BOARD OF REGISTRATION.
the Governor Ansel Makes Rigid In
Ith vestigution and Issues an Order
to Show Cause.
ns Charged with malfesance in office.
of general misconduct and n.-gligence.
rn- the board of registration of Dorches
3u- ter county has been summoned by
rs- Gov. Ansel to appear in Columbia
tly to show cause why they should not
se. be removed. A dispatch to The
mnt State from St. George gives the fol
we lowing about the matter:
>ut The board of canvassers took cog- C
nizance of the discrepancy and made f
w. a report of their findings to the gov- s
dr ernor. As the result of this report
es. Solicitor Hildebrand. at the request
of Gov. Ansel, came down to St
George a couple of days later in P
order to conduct an investigation in- e
ae to the affair. He made a thorough ti
and complete examination. gin5 i
s through all of the records in the b
matter and his report conftrmed that
vi- of the board of canvassers.
ly. One day this %eek Mr. W. H. :
i Towsend of Columbia. former as
he sistant attorney general, was here for b<
ed the purpose of furth'tr looking into El
the matter. He secured a number
nd of affidavits an to the handling of u
the books immediately prior and le
ed after the election. Immediately after ol
by Mr. Townsend returned to Columbia a
the summons were sent to Sheriff d
Owens for service and they were ser- A
ed on Wednesday of last waek. U
The board of registration is com- tc
posed of Elias Doar of Summe-ilIe.
Pink Limehouse of Beech Hill And 4
A. W. Rumph of Grover. the first .
er named being chairman. Mr. Doar .
e CI cashier of the Bank of Dorchester VC
an3 Mr. Limehouse is a prosperon 3
farmer. Mr. Rumph. who Is about vi
70 years of age, is an ex-Confederate 1o
An effort was made to secure an er
interview from Mr. Doar over lona N
distance phone but be could not ba :r
r got on account of the fact that the a
wires between St. George and Sum- 'h
of merville are down. The alleged false &
entries are supposed to have been )f
made on the mrst Monday in August. !
ie this being the last regular meetinT i
ie of the board before the prohibition
At this meeting Mr. Limehouse was
not present and Mr. Rumph, accord- II
ing to eome of the affidavits. author
ized 0. B. Limehouse to act in his
e nlace. Mr. Doar. it is claimed. wa e
the only member of the board in a
nosition to issue the certificates. It
e is claimed that the majority of the '
additional names were negroes and 5
that they did not appear in person
to get the certificates as is require$ '
by law, but that they were secured
v- by other parties.
r The precincts where the irregulari- h
ties are alleged to have occurred~
iare all in the lower section of the
county. The affair has e'.-ated no
elittle interest In Dorchester concrty
ttand the action of the governor. it is
dunderstood. will employ attorneys in
order to defend themselves against
the charges preferred against them
13All three, members maintain thei'
KILLS HIMSELF .XD WIFE.
an Chester Negro the Principal In a >
at Jack Davis. colored, shot and kill
ed his wife. Blelle Kennedy Davis. ~
d early Mionday morning on the plan- a.
tation of Mirs. E. B. Jamison, near a
Blackstock. Chester county, and go- *a
luig into the woods near the house.
0o where he killed the woman. endec'i
ehis own life. The body of the Da- a
via woman was found early alon- i
day morning, when anupther hand -c
went to summon her to work.
-Word was sent to Sheriff Colvin ,l
and Deputy Sheriff Dye, and others -c
went down from C hester to pursue
nthe fugitive. but later in the day ;
rtelephoned back that Davis' dea" -n
ebody had been found in the woods e
lewhere It is supposed that he put -u
ran end to his own existance shortly 2
after killing his wife. '
The two had lived apart since -,
he June. and the dual tragedy is sup- w
Sposed to have been the outgrowth of N
nr. FRENCH AVIATOR KILLED.
Capt. Ferber. of the Army. Crus"hed
At Boulogne. France. Capt. Fer
nd er. an officer of the French army.
was killed Wednesday morning.
while testing an aeroplane. While
in the air the machine turned comn
for p lel~y ,over and then dashed to
-i- the ground. Capt. Ferber was crush
ly ed to death by the motor.
the After making a short fight th.'
ld captain attempted to alight. A wing
er. of the aeroplane touched the ground.
nhowever, and the aeroplane turned
v. a somersault and crashed to the
n- Four years ago Capt. Ferber was
i- In the United States to examine the
onWr!.ght aeroplane on behalf of the
re IFrench government, Hie opened ne
,, gotiations for the purchase of the!
American machine. but without suc-a
ofTigers Pay Big Money.
ar Thirty.one alleged violators of the
e-dispens.ary ordinance have been
--,ulled" by~ the Charleston polie
bed since September 1. the failure of the
en defendants to appear for trial in the
hern Recorder-5 Court netting the c~ty
n tr.'asury the suim of $1.7->0. each
ta!- owner of an ai!e;:ed blind tiger for
the feiring hail to the amount of fifty
[ew Orans 21d Srrofidig Ccury
Struck by Hurricane.
OPERTY LOSS MILUONS
wamage to Cropa Incacuable
Dwellings. Cotton Gins and Sugar
Mils Levelled-Miles of Territory
Laid Waste-New Orleans Recov
ering from the Blow.
Gradually New Orleans and the
.rritory surrounding the Crescent
ity is recovering from the first ef
!ct of the tropical hurricane, which.
tarting Sunday. continued through
ut Monday and Monday night.
Sixty-three human lives are now
rsitively known to have been claim
d as victims of the storm, and for
r others are reported to have been
>st in lower Terre Bonne Parish.
ut as yet this report has not yet
The property loss will run into the
Miles and miles of territory have
en laid waste. Crops have prac
cally been ruined.
Dwellings. cotton gins and sugar
ills hr.ve been leveied. New Or
ans Is sadly crippled in the way
! railroad facilities and telegraph
d telephone communication with
Le outside world. It was not until
ednesday night that the Western
nion Telegraph Company was able
get a working wire out of the
ty. For two days the city's only
mmunication with the outside
orld was over an improvised long
stance telephone circuit of the Am
elated Press. Both the Illinois
mntral and the Louisville and Nash
le railroads have suffered heavy
ss, miles of their tracks having
een washed away. It will be sewv
al weeks before the Louisville and
shville will again be running
ains over their own tracks. From
.ly Wednesday morning, the death
it in the lower portion of Terre
:ne Parish increased as details
the hurricane's destruction were
mrly received until Wednesday
ght it numbered twenty-nine. It
reported that at'least ffty others
e missing, they are said to have
en drowned or crushed in the fy
g debris of wrecked mtils. dwel
igs and fishing camp. Thrilling
les of narrow escapes and daring
scues came from the storm swept
One of the victims of the storm
Terre Bonne Parish was M. F.
nith. of New Iberia, who ,with his
other. A. F. Smith. and 'a dozen
lends, made up a fishing party at
abreeze. The brother of the
owned man reached Houna, La..
'ednetday, brInging the news of
s brother's death.
Pleasure craft and shipping of all
ds In the bayou Inlets were total
destroyed and the los' will be
avy. Store houses, sugar -mills
Ld other villages stifered heavily
id scarcely a structure was un
unched by the hurricane.
The damage done by the storm at
mnd Island. Chenlere. Caminda,
as very heavy, but-at these places
ere was no loss of life. The crops
these islands were totally destroy
and the orange grovee were strip
d clean of fruit and follage.
The first news from these islands
as received Wednesday when the
r~l steamer Grand Isle reached
ew Orleans. It was feared before
e arrival of the boat that hund~reds
d lost their lives. In the tropical
orm of 1S93 no less than fifteen
indred were drowned on Chenlere
aminds. One man lost his life
Bay St. Louis, a fieherman, name
known. who was drowned Monday.
number of other places are yet
be heard from. The long railroad
'Idge at Bay St. Louis Is a comn
ete wreck, and will be -weeks be
re it Is repaired.
When the storm struc)r this bridge
eo. Doherty. a Weetern Union line
an, was attempting to repair the
irs. He and three negroes were
rried down. "The waves were run
Lng at least fifty feet high." said
obetry. "and If we had not lashed
rselves to a raft with wire we
ould have been drowned. The
-dge went down Sunday and we
.-re washed around in the bay until
onday afternoon. when we were
icked up by a fishing echooner."
Refugees were arriving In New
rleans all day Wednesday.
List of the Dead.
Terre Bonne Parish. La.. definite
9: reported 40.
New Orleant., definite 5.
Frenler. La.. definite 4.
Desair. La.. fefnite 3.
J'.kon. Miss., definite 2.
Baton Rouge. La.. defnIte I.
Mandeville. La.. defnIte 1.
Bay Sr. Louis, Miss.. defnIte 1.
Donaldson. La.. definite 1.
Gramercy. La.. definite 1.
Grand Point. La.. reported 4.
Bartaria Bay. La., reported 1.
Pass Mauchne. defnite 8.
Total deninite 83. reported 45.
Morgan City. La.. defnIte 10.
Eatord. Miss.. definite 7.
Burned to Death
At Redding Cal.. Mrs. J. E. Hard
ng nurse. was burned to dea'.h
ud Miss Constant Rainsberry. the
-tron, was seriously injured In 1
tre that destroyed the St. Carolini
Iosptal Sunday. Seven patients
.ssstat. Miss Bertha Lamphin.
Doing Much Damage.
It has b'een discovered that an
nac- known as the Re~d spider is
!oing r~uch damage to the cotton
-rop i Lxinton and the Depart
yr.et of Agriceture will send an ex