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KEPT IN A CAVE
A YEa U d a Pfisoner 1 is
Tw Cosins Some Toe
SCAPED BY RUING
His Abductors Are Arrested and
Beleased on (ond--It is Said
The7 Intended to Kill Young
Chummey. Who Had Been Held
in Captivity for 24 Hear.
A Spartanburg dispatch to The
State says Joe Chummey, a youth
of 17 years of age, son of Smith
Chummey. who lives near Hobbeys
ville in that county, was waylaid and
caught, it is alleged. on his way from
school last Thursday afternoon by
his cousins. Frank 7..d Simeon Chum
mey. sons of Ben Chummey. of taat
secion. and imprisoned in a cave
six miles below Woodruff. where ht
was held prisoner for 24 hours.
The Chummeys. it is said. learning
Friday afternoon that the people in
search of Joe Chummey were clost
on their trail went to move their
prboner to another hiding place.
when he broke loose and ran. mak
ing good his escape. The alleged
kidnapping of Joe Chummey has
stirred the neighborhood about
Woodruff and Hobbeyville as it has
never been stirred tefore.
From what can be learned of the
affair. Frank Chummey and his con
rederate may have intended to kili
- Joe Chummey. The cause of theiT
IL feeling toward their cousin Joe it
said to be a grudge of long stanu
Ing-a misunderstanding between th(
familmes of Smith Chummey and Be
The place where Joe Chumme3
is alleged to have been confined I:
a cave of 6 by 20 feet. within 301
ywds of Ben Chummey's home. Jo<
Clummey. it is charged. wa
led to this cave with a rop4
about his neck. Frank Chummey tell
fng him on the way that they wer,
taking him to kill him. Within the
cave the lad was placed in stock
.nd made to lie flat of his back
bound down by ropes. His jailer
kept guard over him. tneir siste
anding them food in a basket froz
Hundreds of, people visited th
cave a few days ago. Within it I
a post with chains to it. a mean be
with two quilti. a small brass lam
and shotguns. No more seclude
place of confinement could be d(
vised than this Jail which so reser.
bles tb* !robber barons' dungeon
When Joe Chummey made his e
cape Friday afternoon about 2 o'cloc
he ran to his uncle Will Chummey
house and Mr. Chammey's son e:
woted him bomne. But getting to hJ
uncle's house was a hairbreadth ed
espe. Behind him, he says. wa
Frank Chummey with a shotgu:
threatening to shoot him down a
-every step, The kidnappers got win
that Joe's friends were close in be
bind them and that they had bette
change the hiding- place.
3 About 1 o'clock Friday they 1b
down the sheet Iron door of tb
cave and emerged with their pris
ner6. At the flr:: opportunity Josep
*made a dash fcc liberty and was a
=* cefiul that he'gained on his pu.
seers. When he ran Itno his t
Dio's house he found the family
dinne and his tale was soon tol<
4. r. Will Chummey.- being on tI
grand jury, was in Spartanburg a
tending court, but his elder son sa
.the lad safely home.'
Frank and Simeon Chummey wer
arreted and carried before Magi:
trate Bragg at Woodruff Saturda:
They were placed under a bond<
It is reported from Woodruff thi
Frank and Simeon Chummey will I
rearrested, together with their si:
3er, who cooked, food and sent It t
the cave to them. The Chummes
are supposed to be in Enoree.]
fra said that the papers will be serve
on them at once. Farnk Chummey
bond, It Is said, will be increased t
$2;000. Frank Chummey Is abot
29Z years old and Simeon is about 1
Hnried Into a Tree.
-Just before a speeding automobil
struck a tree near Coney Isan'
there were five men in the machin4
and after the impact the ambulanc
doctors found only four men, all c
whom had broken ribs or other its
juries. When one of the four re
covered consciousness he inquired fo
the fifth member of the party and
search revealed the unconscious ma
hanging over a limb of the tre
where he had been hurled by the col
Singular' Freak of Lightning.
During a storm in Frederick light
-*ning played a peculiar prank at th
residence of S. Herbert Greh.
bolt struck the lightning rod ani
ran idown the rod at the side of th
house until it struck a nail in th
- metal band by which the rod wa
fastened to the wall. The bolt drov,
the nail .through the brick a-all an<
across a bedroom into the oppo
site wall, where it was imbedded la
a .lath beneath the plaster.
Served Him Right.
At Spartanburg L A. Mathews
a well known citizen, who on Sep
tember 9 .whipped Miss ElizabetU
Morrow, his adopted daughter. in
flicting injuries that came near caus
lng her death, was found guilty ot
the charge of assault and batter:
with intent to'kill. He was sentene
ed to pay a fine of $800 or serve
eighteen months at hard labor. Th4
jprisoner broke down and wept whet
sentence was passed upon him.
Treat All Alike.
The governor of Mississippi ha:
directed the penitentiary officials thal
Charles E. Smith. one of Mli5ssisp
p's weathiest citizens. who was
sentenced to life imprisonment for
the killing of E. A. Laurent. of
Nash'rille, must go to the hospital,
if sick, or if well, he must be put
Many Are in Want.
A dispatch from Monterey. Mexi
co. says the suffering growing out of
the recent flood Is vers acute and
unls something is done thousands
SWEEI'S UP THE HVDSON FROM
Circles in Air and Then Speeds Back
to Aerdrome. While Whistles
Shriek and Crowds Applaud.
At New York on Monday an aero
;lane flashed past the white dome of
Grant's t)mb. then turning grace
:ully ;n midair over the waters of
the Hudson. shot like a falcon back
to Governor's Island. 10 miles away.
Wilbur Wright of Dayton. Ohio. thus
placed his name in the rank with
:iudson and Fulton in one of the'
.uost spectacular feats in the his
.ory of aeronautics.
Over the masts of warships. fror.
hose decks hoarse cheers of tht
,ailors were borne n to him in his
-:'lerated seat. he flew for 30 miles
:9 miles up and 10 miles back-re
.naining in the air for 33 minutes
,nd 33 seconds and alighting at the
terodrome without mishap.
During the night 'busigess was
practically at a standstlil in all that
part of Manuattan from which a
iew of his remarkable performance
xas available. Harbor craft shrieked
their applause. cheer after cheer
,wept up from the badks of the Hud
son and the lower bay. for the Day
on aviator had "made good.' crown
ing. the aviation program of the Hud
son-Fulton celebration with a record.
Wright started on his flight up
she Hudso- at 9:56 a. m.. and finish
d at 10:29:33. He had intended to
mprove upon his achievement of the
norning by making a ronger and
-nore hazardous flight at sunset, but
* he crippling of his motor just as
' e was a'.-ut to start on the evening
ttempt dashed his hopes as well
as those of the thousands who had
ssembled on Governor's Island to
'heer him on.
The flight was made under condi
iors only moderately favorable. The
xind was blowing about 10 miles
- n hour. while an overcast sky added
-o the uncertainty of the weather.
%.mid the clatter of the machine's
-xhaust which sounded like musketry
.ire -Wright climbed to his seat in
In a moment the machtne was off.
I Nith the planes tilted slightly to
2ne side, the man-bird slowly ascend
e d into the air, rising to a height
)f barely 20 feet, while ,it swooped
In a semi-circle toward the water's
edge. Here the presence of many
:raft. all historically tooting their
vhistles. caused him to ascend fur
ther into the air before waking for
S he mouth of the rivcr.
Almost Indistinguishable against
the gray banked clouds, the machine
soared past old Castle William and
soon entered the cayon made by the
piant skyscrapers of Manhattan Is.
land and the Jersey hills.
SOver the w:.rships of five greal
>owers he passed. his progress mark.
ed by hceers irom the sailors o1
is own country and those of Greal
dBritain. Germany. Fpance aa.t' Italy.
When the air vessel reached th1)
*British cruiser Argyle. anchored ar
eighth of a mile above Grant'a
ttomb. Wright described an easy anc
e raceful curve and started on his
return journey down the river. The
b aind conditions which had bothered
him on the journey up were now
more favorable and It was here thai
-the speed possibilities of the machine
L While the 10 miles up stearna occu
e pied 20 minutes, the return uighi
] was made in little more than 12
3 minutes. or at a rate approxmate3
of 42 miles an hour.
e Nearing the harbor entrance agairs
,he was confronted with the samt
'.re'hitectural condition which caused
him to yary his altitude on the way
ap. Again he lowered himself and
twhen he reached the open water ol
the bay he was flying barely 61)
eet 4bove the surface. Thence
onward he gradurally lessene$ his
height. Past Governor's Island the
.machine sped, an eighth of a mile
over the bay, then veering sharply
around. Wright headed swiftly fo:
the landing place, on which he set
ted with the ease of a bird, amid
the enthusiastic plaudits of soldiere
PUSHED INTO THE RIWER.
Many Try to Board Torpedo Bat
I at Same Time.
t At St. Louis fifteen thousand en
thusiastic and curious persons tried
~o board four tiny torpedo boats at
the same time a few days ago. Tae
boats could not bold them, an I;r
of the orerfiow, numnbeig 153. were
pushed into the Msaissippi, to be
Many were tratnplcd under foot.
when the police reserves charged
the crowds to drive them back frons
the boats. Scores of women fainted.
These were carrieti into the wharf
boat at the landing.
e The executive oficer of the fleet
has ordered the boats closed to the
public. The greater part of the
crowd, which was good natured.
though rough, then dispersed.
SThe boats are the Mardonough.
Wilkes, Tingey and Thornton, under
command of Lient. Witchell. They
are at St. Louis to escort Presi
dent Taft down the Mississippi river
to New Orleans. They belong to
the flotilla which has headquarters at
lills Rival and Self.
Near Hannibal. Mo.. Oscar Wilk
inson shot and killed his rival. Ar
thur Dix. at the home of Miss Ellen
Brock. and then killed himself.
Wilkinson. who was 19 years old,
also wounded Henry Hoelscher. 60)
years old, who tried to disarm him.
Miss Ellen Broek secreted herself
in the house while Wilkinson search
ed in vain. His body was found
later in a flold, where he had shot
himself in the head. Hoelscher is
not expected to recover.
The dispensary at Brookland. rear
Columbia, burned on Monday night.
and th~e stock of booze on hand
amounting to $1.200, was totally de
stroyed. There is no remedy for the
thirsty, the county having voted dry
and the law forbidding any furtherj
YRICE OF COTTON Ii
BEING ASSAULTED BY THE GER
Their Claim That an Enormous
Amount Was Br-ought Over From 1
IaLst Year is Denied.
Henry S. Reed. editor of the At- if
!avta Cotton Journal, has issued a
tatement about the alleged large
stocks of that commodity carried
over and now held in reverse. He
-Statenments have been made rel
ative to the enormous stocks of cot
ton carried over. etc. But the car
ry-over shown by the following tig
ures for September 1. 189S. and sep- th
tember 1. 1909. was but normal: fo
"Spinners stocks in Great Britain tb
,n September 1. 1909. were 202. fa
,ales as against 277.00) bales on w
:eptember 1. a year ago. or an actual a
shortage of 75,.000 bales this year 1
is compared with last. ai
*Spinners stocks on the continent I.
of Europe September 1. 1909. ag- b!
:regated 1.324.000 bales against 1.- P1
187.000. September one year ago.
This is an actual increase of 137.- tc
000 bales. making the increase in 01
foreign stocks September 1. 1909. tl
-ver September 1. 1908, 62.000 bales
or enough to run the 'continental P,
taills three days. or enough to run b
E'nglish mills five days. The Ong- a
tish mills used 80.000 bales per week r
during August. 1909. and 60.000 r
bales during August. 1908. The b
continental mills used 110,000 bales 1
:>er week during August. 1909. and a
1908. The total weekly consump- n
:ion abroad during August. 1909. was
190.000 bales against 172.000 dur- t
ing August. 1908." * h
Bearing the Price of Cotton.
lumbia State editorially discusses a
the effort being made by the manu- U
facturers as follows:
Certainly intelligent and strenu
ous efforts are being made to "bear'
the price of cotton. Already we have t
heard that if the present prices of
totton are maintained that it will
be imperative that thie Southern mills
-lose dovn-not on account of the
lack of cotton. be it known. but be
-ause .he high prices of cotton leave
io margin of profit for the manufac
-urer of the finished goods. Of
:ourse it is true that high prices of 1
!otton do hit the Southern mills
harder than other mills because of
the fact that the Southern manufac
turers turn out as a ru'a the coarser
trade of goods. in which the elemerpt
>f the first cost of cotton enters
more largely than in the finer grades
But now the International Confer
ence of Cotton Spinners. so we are
told. at Frankfort. Germany. have
adopted these positive and painful
Whereas. all the Eupropean spin
ners have expressed the opinionl that
the large visible and invisible sup
plies of cotton, together -with the
prospective favorable East Indian and
Egyptian crops. will suffice to cover
the requirements. even notwithstand
ing the utifavorble outlook.
Therefore, it is urgently recom
mended in view of the unusually high
price of cotton and the unremuners
tive selling price of goods, that the
existing restrictions must be main
tained and extended as fars as pos
Of course these resolutions may
have seen Frankfort or Wal lstreet
-and maybe both. And of course
the information that the Egyptian
and East Indian cotton crops are
especially good will s'rve to alter
the tone of the American. market a
whole lot-maybe. The Egyptian
and East Indian crops must have in
creased a great deal in Importance
since the last time cotton was pick
In fact and soberly, there is every
reason why cotton will hold its pres-.
ent -price-unless indeed it adranc
es. 'The outlook is for around an
eleven-millioni-bale crop, when a
thirteen-.million-bale crop is neces
.ary to keep the mills going and to
meet the demands of the spinners.
Cader these circumstances It is cer
tainly reasonble and almost inevi
table that the price of cotton will
be maintained-or advanced. That
Is the logic of the situation and a
-ozen resolutions adopted at Frank
ort can not alter this logic of the
situation. if the farmers hold tight
for reasonable prices. if they refuse
to be scared liy resolutions and by
reports of East Indian and Egn1
tian cotton crops that have never .e
fore affected the makets of the wirld.
if they simply sit easy and rest upoa
their oars. we imagine that in the
end they will get the price that the
exigencies of supply and demand ex
It would certainly be interesting
to trace these Frankfort (Germany),
resolutions to their ultimate source.
Somehow, they have a touchi to us}
of "Home. Sweet Home."
LABORER GETS FAT SALARY. j
How a Man Gets Even With the Big| t
A dispatch from Elizabeth. N. J..i
says that John T. George. although
employed as a common laborer in the ~
plant or the~ Harrington Leather Comn- E
pany, enjoys a salary of $10.000 a C
year. That was his salary under
contract as vice president of the com
pany until It was bought out by the
United States Leather Company re- a
The new owners askced - for Mr.
George's resignation: he refused and
then came an order directing Mr.t
George to don an apron and report
in the shops for work. Again Mir.
George surprised tbe trust by doing
thr' very thing. He came to work
in his automobile and had his chauf
fir call for him in time to take him t4
Since than Mr. George has been
oeping It up and says that he rather b
ijoys it. He received no extraor
dinary privileges and may see no vis-a
itors during working hous. but once
his apron is off. Mr. George becomes
the wealthy man again and drives
oe in his automobile as he has
done for years. He says that he willt
It is a great pity that the South- p
r: cotton mills feel c.siled on to c
go to the aid of' the bears in d-a
ial Men WiR Be Needed to Collect
Data Frm Madaren
3 YOU WANT TO BE ONE?
So, Read Over This Article Care
fully and Then Enter the Class
for F.xamination at Columbia
Soni of These Positions Will Pay
A competitive examination before
e board of civil service examiners
r special agents in connection with
e collection of statistics of manu
eturers and mines and quarries.
il be held in Columbia on Novem
,r 3. Those who most successful
stand the examination wrill be
nong the eligible of the 1.600 to
800 persons who will be employed
- the national government for the
The applicants will be required
take a practical test 4n filling
it a schedule. such as is used in
e actual work of a special agent.
Applications for a card entitling
rsons to take the examination must
sent to the director of the census
Washington. Applications will ba
eceihj d from women having the
quired experience and education.
at the opportunity for the employ
ent of women In this work is slight
2d but few, if any, such appoint
ents will be made.
As far as possible it is desired
> obtain for this work persons who
are had college or university cours
3 in statistics or economics. and
ersons who have had service in the
ecounting department of some man
facturing or other business estab
shment. Applications will be re
eived by the director of the census
ntil the close of business, on Oc
)ber 25. 1909. Blank applications
iay be obtained by addressing the
Irector of the census. Washington.
>. C. Applicants must be betwee.a
he ages of 20 and 60 years. must
e citizens of the United States, and
m good health and physical con
Ition. Good character and habits
aust be vouched for by at least two
ersons personally acquainted with
Generally speaking. the duties of
pecial agents will consist in obtain
ng in person. from manufacturing
stablishments and mines and quar
les, the statistics required by law
s indicated in the printed sched
iles with which they will be furn
shed. These statistics cover invest
nent, quantity and va'ue of pro
lucts and of raw materials used.
iumber of employes and their wages.
haracter and quantity of power.
Special agents will be divided into
wo classes: Class 1. chief special
igents, who will collect statistics and
supervise the work of assistant spe
:ial agents within a given territory
>r district; and Class 2. assistant
pecial agents. who will be ,assigned
the collections of statistios under
he direction of. and substitute to.
pecial agents of Class 1..
Special agents of Class 1. will re
elve compensation at the rate of
rom $4.50 to $6 per day (including
tervening Sundays.) Special
igents of Class 2. if paid by the day.
i-ill receive from $3 to $4 -for each
lay (Including intervening Sun
ays): such agents may. however.
e compensated on a piece-price bas
Special agents of Class 1 will be
~mpoyed from 6 to 155 months, and
hose of Class 2 from three to six
Each .pecial agent will, upon ap
pointment, be tassigned a official
station, and no expenses -.of sub
histance will be allowed any special
gent while working in the imme
lite vicinity of his station.
Special agents who are necessari
y absent from their designated sta
ions, engaged on official business.
aill be allowed their actual and ne
essary traveling expenses and a per
iem in lieu of subsistence under
egulaticns to be hereafter promul
No appointment of Class 2 will
e made until about January 1. 1910.
There will be two separate tests
n lling the schedules, designed for
ipecial agents of Classes -1 and 2
espectively. Any applicant' may
ake either alone, or both, and fail
re to successfully pass the test
if Class I will not necessarily pre
hide eligibility for appointment In
The test for special agents of Class
will consist principally of the fili
ng out of a sample schedule from
he details given in a typical balance
heet and income account, supple
nented by other data In tabulated
orm necessary to complete the sched
The test for special agents of Class
will consist principally of the fill
cg out of a schedule from a simple
arrative statement of facts rela
ire to a manufacturing .esablish
ient, in which statement wIll appear
II the figures and facts necessary
ci the completion of the schedule.
At least several days prior to the
r-st each candidate will be furnish
d a copy of the schedule and a set
f printed instructions regarding the
iethod of filling them in.
The papers prepared by the candi
ates in these tests will be graded
nd a perfect mark will represent 50
oints of a scale of 100 determining
de fnal grade of a candidate. The
ading of the remaining in1 points
-ll depend upoci the evidence of
e candidate's exper4ence as shown
ni his applicatio-a blank. All ap
licants who receive a combined rat
ig of 70 will be placed on the eligi
Selections from the eligible regis
er will be made as the needs of the
'rrice require. Eligibility is not
Sitself a guarantee of appointment.
t selections will tbe made solely~
ith reference to equipment and
railability for appointment.
Tbere will be no geographical ap
stionment of appointments a! such.
will be the policy, however, as far
practicable, to assign appointees'
iuty in the localitres in whlccn
ey reside. and it therefore follows .
at the nujmber of agents to be ap-:
>inted from a given State or lo
lity will depend largely upon the
nount of worke to be dons in that1
aen or l eea11xy.
LOST HIS WIFE
)ONTRACTOR OF SPARTANBL~RG
GOES TO COLUMBIA IN Fro
ieareh of Her But Fails to Find
Her and Then Goe% to the City
The Record says R. L. Lawson, a Sh
Prell known contractor of Spartan
Jurg. was in Columbia Saturday
iight and reported to the police that
xis wife. Mrs. Allie Lawson, had
vithout any reason, left her home.
Letective Forde and Lawson went
yver the city in search of her, but
ifter several hours' unfruitful en
leavor. Lawson left at night for wa
'harlotte. where he asked the police at
,o aid in the search for his wife. w,
The following from the Charlotte of
Dbserver concerning Mr. Lawson's isl
presence in Charlotte will be read nij
with interest: ha
"In search of his wife who b-e hii
says left home Monday morning. R. Tr
L. Lawson. a prominent contractor re!
of Spartanburg. S. C.. was in the is
city yesterday. He has notified the a
police to be on the lookout for her en
and has engaged one or more private
detectives to assist in the search. pr
So far it has been tinavailing. iei
"Mrs. Lawson on leaving Spartan- fr:
burg. went to Columbia. thither her su
husband followed her and attempted A:
to discover her whereabouts. hut tv
failed. Learning of 1lis presence w,
probably there she left and is sup- th
posed to have arrived in Charlotte b)
Saturday noon. Her name is Mrs.
Allie Lawson. She is described as al
good lookiAg. which is. of course. of
not a very definite description for n<
any one in Charlotte. where nearly r*
all of the ladies may thus be char- T
acterized. When she left home she ft
was wearing a dark brown tailo-- a:
made suit. She is about 35 years c<
old and has four children." w
Mr. Lawson has only recently com- w
pleted the building of the Hotel Ore- h>
gon in Spartanbur;. He has erected it
a number of other large buildings
there and is well known in that city. n
He seemed at a loss to understand a
why his wife should have left him a
without any apparent reason and it
said if she would return he would %
be glad to see her again. o
He thought she would return in a
time to avoid a sensation. and for t:
reason he hesitated about guiing
particulars of the case to newspaper
men, but after waiting a reasonable
length of time he set out to find
her. He gave a reporter for The
Record the address of the family
in Spartanburg and said he would
appreciate any assistance that the
press or the police might render him C
in finding his wife.
WILLIAMS AGAIN IN POWER.
Thomas F. Ryan Put Off Board of c
Directors of Seaboard.
The re-organization committee ofa
the Seaboard Air Line railway, at
a meeting Friday in New York with I
the board of directors, increased the
directorate to nineteen muembers
Three dlrsctors. Thos. F. Ryan. of
New York; Maj. J. H. Dooley. of
Richmond. Va.. and William A. Gar
rett, of Norfolk. were not re-elected.
The following were elected to fill
their places and the three positions
created: L F. Lorce. John B. Ram
say. John Skelton Willilams. J. WII
1am Middlendorf. Franklin C. Brown
and Hennen Jennings.
As at present constituted the board
has apparenti ya preponderance of
members friendly to John Skelton
Williams between whom and Thos. F.
Byan there was a contest for control
some years ago.
The annual meeting of the coin
pany will be held November 14 and
until then, It Is understood, nothing
will be done toward electing a presi- I
dent to succeed W. A. Garrett. who i
resigned that office and also as gen
eral manager when he retired from
the directorate last summer.
Mr. Williams was former presi
dent of the railway and Mr. Mid
dendorf former vice-president.
Messrs. Williams, Ramsay and Jen
nings were members of the commit
tee which formulated the plan for
the adjustment of the company's af
ROBBED AND SLAIN. s
Body of Man, With Skull Crushed.
Found in River.
Vonderan Kennon, aged 23, a
white farmer living a few miles from
Watkinsville. Ga.. was robbed and
it is believed murdered in Athens. e
Ga., on the night of Saturday, Sep-. c
tember 25. and his body thrown Int
the Oconee river at the cemetery
He left home on that day to go
to Atlanta to have his eyes treated.
He had with him $65. He was in
Athens on that date and was not
later seen alive. Monday morning
the body was found in the river. ~
His skull had been crushed with a C
blunt instrument. The coroner's
jury is making a sweeping investi- 0
AUTO CAU'GHT FIRE.
Owner and Son We're Forced to Run
for Their Lives.
At Pelham. Ga.. Z. M. Floyd's I
seven passenger automobile caught
fire Wednesday night about 9) o clock!
and was completely destroyed with
no insurance, together with the gar
Mr. Floyd was attempting to steam rc
up the car. when a defect in the fv
pipes allowed the gasoline to run j
into the pilot light, causing the fire
to spread instantly.
Mr. Floyd and his son had to run
to save themselves. 'Mr. Floyd's
hands were slightly burned.
The firc department did good work IP1
in saving the Standard Oil Com-~ '
pany's tanks which were near by.
Died by His Own Hand. br
A special dispatch from Hamburg
says Albert Pulitzer of New York.
has committed suicide by shootingc
himself while in a hotel in that.
ct. The dispatch adds Pul'itz.-r ke
was suffering from a nervous break- se
own. Albert Pulitzer was a brother .
of Joseph Pulitzer. publaher of the I
z a iving Tomb in a WeD Sixty Feet
Below the Ground.
TAMD THROUGH PIPE
ftn Constantly Change in Order to
biake Greater Progress in Digging.
Hope Was Abandoned but Sounds
Cause the RekindUng of Hope
Until Success Comes.
rhe father of John Cozzens. whoI
s buried alive on Sunday morningi
the botton of a sixty-foot well
,-n it raved in. and two hundred
his neighbors at Center Islip. Long
and, who had wored day and
;ht to reach the imprisoned youth,
d given up all hope of recovering
n alive Monday night, but early
esday they were still working in
ays at the excavation when they
believed t o have come through
wo-inch pipe which had been driv
down into the collapsed well.
This faint cry, which was inter
ted as one for help from the bur
I man. spurred on the rescuers to
.ntic efforts to reach him and as
red them that he was still alive.
only four men can work at a time.
-o digging and two hoisting. tha
>rkers. doubled their speed and
ey were relieved every few minutes
After digging for thirty-six hours
I hope was practically abandoned
-eaching young Cozzens alive, but
chance was to be taken and the
scuers contingld their efforts.
2ey were at their work when a muf
d. far away human voice was heard
id It required but a moment to dis
6ver that it came from the pipe
hich ran down into the well and
hich was used for pumping water
dfore the sides of the well caved
This news brought many other
ighbors to the Cozzens farm and
Ith excitement at fever heat, and I
J of the men working to their lim
. it was expected that the prisoner,
ould '.e released before the day was i
ver, and such proved to be the case.
i the young man was released in
LARGE INCREASED SALES
I Fertilizers in 'South Carolina
During Past Year.
According to figures obtained by
ommissioner Watson. the total sales
f fertilizer in the State during the
ast year was 625.048 tons, value
14,062.580. The number of tons
f cottonseed meal sold was 133.315.
alue $3.466.190. The annual in
pection tax collected from the sales
.mounted to $189,590.75.
The above figures were derived by
simatng the average rrice per
on of fertilizer. .$22.50. and cotton
ed meal at $26. per ton. The
igures show a great increase in sales
uring the past several -years.
In 1904 the number of tons of
ertilizer sold was 404.447, value $9.
00,057.50; the number of tons of
ottonseed meal, 77.160, value $1.
96160. The total annual inspec
on tax derived in that year was
BOUND AND GAGGED.
aker's Wife Hanged From Rafter
by Two Robbers.
At Lansing. Mich., Mrs. W. B.
cott, wife of a baker of that city,
ra found in the woodshed of her
tome Monday gagged and suspended
>y her wrists from the rafters so
hat her toes touchec the floor.
The woman~ nad been hung there
y two masked men and had been
led up for more than two hours
hen her husband and a neighbor
ound her. She was utterly exhaust
d and has suffered severely from
According to the story by the po
Ice, after Mrs. Scott was bound
.d gagged and hung to the rafters,
he men entered the house and
earched for money.
PRAISES IlS RIVAL.
ook Pays Great Tribute to Peayr in
Speech at Chicago.
Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the Arctic
plorer, told the story of his dis
overy of the North Pole to an en
lusiastic audience in Chicago Friday
ight after he had been extended a
elcome by a special committee from
de Hamilton Club.
The coliseum where Dr. Cook lec
red was crowded and the speaker
as given an ovation as he appeared
n the rostrum. In his lecture Dr.
ook referred again to his polar ri
l. Commander Robert S. Peary, as
tie of the greatest of Polar explor
s of Arctic scientists whose names
ill live in history.*
At Winsted Mrs. Alice Andrews.
ty-ive years old, widow of Charles
.Andrews. was enabled to end her
e with gas by shamming sleep.
[rs. And rews recesstly suffered a
rvous breakdown. A nurse re
ain'd in her room until midnight.
d hen. as Mrs. Andrew's appeared
be sleeping. retiredi to her own
tom. On going to the pat ient's
lmn the next morning the nurse'
ud Mrs. Andrews dead and a gas
t wide open.
Court ei reies.-engagement rings
It's a plain fact that some peo
do not re'cognize the fa'it that
cy are plain.
The employes of the cotton goods
cvory are not sujpposed to let their
'ains go wool gathering.
Which is preferable. the girl who
es gum in public or the one who
ews the ra:: in private?
Wh.'n you have been cutting mon
y shines, don't try to excuse your
:f by saying you were apeing your
I* 'cer more than one thief to or
6 The on
TURN OF THE TIDE
BY THE .MERICAN VICTORY AT
Where the Whole British Army Was
Either Killed, Wounded or Cap
tured by the Patriots.
There has been a great deal writ
ten about the battle of King's Moun
ain, but in view of the celebration;
that took place on that famous bat
e field on Thursday. a brief review
of that notable even: is not out of
place at this time. It should be
interesting to all, but especially to.
the school boys and girls.
It will be remembered that after
the defeat of General Gates by Corn
-allis at Sanders Creek. near Cam
en on the 16th of August. 1780,
the British had the whole of South
Carolina very much at their mercy.
and proceeding at once to overrun
the State from the sea to the moun
tains, for the purpose of stamping
out every remaining vestage of op
position to their authority.
6f the patriots who bad been do
ing partisan service throughout the
war. some hid in th. swamaps and
forests. but most of them crossed
the border into the adjoining sec
ions of North Carolina while still
others took refuge in the new set
tlements that had been establish'ed
beyond the Great Smoky mountains.
along the valleys of the Watauga and
the Nolichucky rivers.
Having proceeded as far as Gil
brt Town in Rutherford county. N.
.. withont having met with a great
eal of opposition. Fer.;uson was
ere confronted with the quandary.
s to what would happen if he should
eturn, and the partisans who had
assed on before him should come
ack to question t'he rights of the
ories and Loyalists who had been
ta in possession of their previous
oldings during their absence, an-1
nstead of going on after them. Fer
uson established his headquarters
and sent word to the leaders who
were troubling him, that if they did
not come in and surrender, he would
ross the mountains and hang them.
Upon receipt of Ferguson's oni
>us message. Isaac Shelby. John Se
ie' and others. immediately bestir
red themselves in the raising of a
force with which. to descend on Fer
usOn at Gilbert Town. They secur
ed the co-operation of Col. William
ampbell of Virginia. along with the
help of a number of other leaders,
nd on the 25th of September. 1780,
obolized Quite a respectable little
rmy at Sycamore Shoals or the Wa
The army left Sycamore Shoals on
September 26. and proceeded as rap
Idly as possible toward Gilbert Town.
gatherin~g additional strength as it
came. but finally wben it reached the
vicinity of the place where it ex
eted to find the ifritish force, it de
veloped that Ferguson had already
ommenced a rapid retreat toward.
they were told. Ninety-Six, and as
the result of a conference it was de
cided to proceed no further.
But the miobizationl of Gilber.
Town was not the only gathering of
mericns to taae part in the over
throw of the invading army. News
f rhat was up had passed among
the true and tried like wildfire, and
the partisans in Chester. York. Meat
lenurg. Caswell and other surround
ing counties, were also gathering .0
have a hand ir, the great enterprts:
that they knew was on foot, andi
when they were all together. they
numbered more than two thousand
Communication was established
between the two patriot .'orces, az-d
he South Carolinians having seat
word to the North Carolinians .ind
Virginians at Gilbert Towni. arran;+3i
aconjunction of forces at Cowpen.
In the meantime, it had been ascr
ained that instead of gomna to Nie
y-Six. Ferguson was on his way to
Charlotte, and it wvas unanimnously
agreed to overtake him and cut him
Altogether the forces assembled at
Cowpens numbetring more thtan four
thousand men, the numbers under
the South C'arolina leaders on the
one hand and under the North Caro
nians and Virginians on the other
hand beiug ae'out equal. lut most
the men were poorly mountedy.
rmed and vequi;1;-.-d. and it was not
cosidered practicable' to move such
aforce with sumeient rapiiy to
catch the re.treating foe. It was re
solved. therefore. to reduce the
ore oy seleclion of the best, and
hen the elimination of forces was
er, the pursuing army conisted or
f.O men from thu. Notrh Carolina
rmy and i533 of the South Carolin
Leaving Cowpans in a hcavy rai*
itabout S o-clock on the evening of
tober 6. this carefully picked army
arched all night and reached the
ciinity of Cherok.'e Ford. where
-egusn h-id camped4 the nigth: of
he;th. at abot dayliht the next
nrni:;. Th,- trati was fresh, and;
e Americans pushed on almost :
'lhout stopping. As the result of t
y Baing Pow~der
'om Royal Grape
am of Tartar
take the chief command and when an
hour later Ferguson was definitely
located on King's Mountain. the plan
of battle was arranged and agreed.
There were in the patriot armr
quite a number of men who had
hunted deer and wolves on Klng's
.\ountain. and they being thoroughly
familiar with the ground. It was
comparativly easy to plan an ar
rangement, whereby approaching the
hill from the southwestern end, a
part of the troops going to the right
while the others went to the left, and
both divisions continuing until they
met. the enemy would be completely
surrounded at the northeastern ex
tremity. and this plan was agreed
The battle commenced at 3 o'cldck.
being opened by the British with a
volley on the troops .of Col. Shelby
as they we-e marching to their as
signed position. Col. McDowell re
plied and soon the firing became gen
eral. The battle lasted for an hour
and five minutes. and Is easily to be
classed as a wild, fierce struggle.
characterized by heroism and brav
ery on both sides. For bayonets, the
British used the sharpened handles
of their butcher knives stuck into the
muzzle of their rifles and muskets.
The Americans fought principally
with their rifles; but there were nu
merous single combats at close quar
ters, and the grit, valor and daring
of the combatants was proved to the
utmost. The most marked feature of
the batt:e was the tactics of the
Americans in meeting the charges of
the British and Tories. From their
position on the top of a narrow ridge
the British could be picked off by the
American rifliemen in the ravines on
either side. Had the British under
saken to. stand and shoot it out, they -
could have lasted but a short while.
Their only hope was to cb.arge with
the bayonet, and this they attempted
to do. The Americans in front of
them gave way with comparative
ease: but the Americans behind soon
showed up in their rear firing info
their backs. This compelle4d them to
face about and charge back up the
hill. The Americans who had been
following turned about .and retreat
edi: but the Americans who hi.d been
yielding also came back and served
them as the others bad served them
before. These manoevers were re
peated again and again to the In
creasing distress of the British. until
at length a white flag was raised.
Col. Ferguson cut the flag down~
twice with his sword; then Ferguson
fell and the flag was raised again.
Having been fooled twice before, the
Americans continued to fire on the
British, now all huddled up among
their wagons and the firing did not
cease ugtil the British threw down
their muskets and walked away from
IThe Americans had for their couai
t.rsign that day the word "Buford."
The word was necessary. because
riany of the Tories were without uni
forms, and it waserealized that there
would be times during the battle
a he it ouldbe difficulty to distin
guish friend from foe.
It is pretty certain that the Brit
ish force numbered eleven hundred
and five men, and of these five 'in
dred and five were- either killed or
so badly woun:i-d that they could
nfr ba mov'ed. The balance vers9
~-xvn prisoners. How many foug!'t
I ui the American side is uncer'aia.
Of the nineteen hundred and thirty
s- yen who left Cowpens the evening
before, many straggled during the
night, and the number who were .n
-t the beginning of the attack is va
rsously estimated at from 750 to 1,
:00. There seems to be no doubt.
'owever. that people from the sur
rounding country for many miles
continued to arrlve all during the
battle, and joined in without stand
iig upon the manner o: their so do
ing. The American loss was twenty
eight killed and sixty wounded.
The American army was disbanded
mnrh more rapidly than it had as
sembed. .\ost of the men remain')d
on the field that afternoon and night,
but the next morning, there was a
general scattering. North Carolinia
and Virginia divisions took charge of
h" prisoners and hurried them into
the mountains, fearing that other
wis.. Cornwallis might overtake them
and get the prisone'rs back.
The natural result of the defeat
f Ferguson was to undo all he had
!one. and greatiy weaken Cornwal
ls. The Americans got hold and be
an to overrun the country, and
when Taileton was defeated at Cow
pens in January following. Cornwal
'is bw'ame convinced that this part
of the country was too warm, and
soon after met his finish at York
A man may be fond of fritters,
and still find fault when his wife
fritters har time away.
Perhaps it is well that not every
speaking likeness is able to speak.
You may be ami:abl. and st: not
9 able to reach thait for which you
The theatre. as a rule .is a station
try building. and yet it has wings
and n s
The ree~pe for mnking a play does