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A END CAUGHT
Wi Narrwly Esca Lynch*n For n
ON A LEXINGTON LADY
The Fiend Watched the Home of
the Lady Until Her Hushiand Ieft
for His Work. When He Attacked
Her in the Yard and Knocked iter
Down and Cboked Her.
A dispatch from Lexington says
Coot Lever, the negro who attempt
ed to criminally assault the younc
wife of a prominent Dutch Fork
farmer. at her home near Piney
Woods Church Monday afternoon
between the hours of I and 2 o'clock.
was lodged in the Lexington jal.
by Deputy Sberiff Miler Tuesday
morning about 2 o'clock. after the
most exciting race that officer hat
ever known. Lever was captured
in the house of another negro near
the town of Chapin.
The train for Columbia was soon
due, and it was the first intention
of the officer to carry his man by
rail. but before the train arrived .r.
Miller heard the posse coming on
horseback and he at once secreted
the negro until a buggy could be
secured. In the meantime the angry
crowd was scouring the whole nelgh
borhood round about. seeking the
whereabouts of the deputy.
As soon as possible Constable L. L
Roof hitched up his horse and met
Mr. Miller a few hundred yards away
and the journey of fourteen milee
to the court house was begun. As.
the party rode over the rought hilh
of Dutch Fork. they often imagined
that they heard the sound of horses'
feet right behind, and by the usc
of the whip the horse was made tc
increase his speed. When the rivei
was reached. it was found that thi
ferryman. Mr. James Wise. had gone
-possum hunting. Realizing that nc
tt-ne must be lost. Mr. Miller tole
the wife of the ferryman that h
would leave the fiat on the othe:
side. and the river was crossed.
Almost before the officers has
crossed, however, they heard the
crowd ride up to the banks of th
river on the opposite side. But tn
flat was gone. .nd their plans were
again foiled for the time being. B'
the time the parties on horseback
crossed the river, the officers bat
almost reached Lexington. How
ever. in the hope of overtaking th<
men with the negro. eight of ti.
party rode on to Lexington. arriv
Ing there about Ifteen minutes aft-'
the officers. They redte up to :h
jail armed to the teeth, and askt
about the negro. but no attempt at
violence was shown.
While Deputy Sheriff Miller was
'talking to the crowd. Coas'.abl<
Roof had Lerer hid away 1a the
garden, the posse arriving bjefor'
the negro could be placed in a cedl
Some of the horseback ri-tSrs ad
come 'the whole distance or eign
teen miles bareback, so determined
were they to bring vengeance unor
the assailant's head. The negro was
kept in the jail until news was re
celved that a mnob was fornding
when he was removed to the Peni
tentiary just in time to avert a:
attack upon the jail
Story of the Crine.
Monday between 12 anad 1 o'clock
the negro was seen to walk cuietll
by the home of the woman, but oc
attention was paid to this at the
time. As soon as the husband of
the woman had gone to the field
to plough. the negro returned and
made his way into the yard. where
the woman was hanging up clothes.
He made a most vicious attack,
knocking the woman down by a se
yere blow with his fist. He grabbed
her around the throat, and choked
her down, the finger nails of the
brute bringing the blood from he'
'neck. With almost superhuman ef
fort the woman cried aloud to her
husband, and the negro left before
accomplishing his fiendish purpose.
T'o the offeers Lever has confessed.
laying the blame to what he calls
a "Root Doctor.'' He says that he
owed the doctor a bill. and being
unable to pay it. the doctor told
him that 'he would cause him to get
in trouble. He says that heo was
*conjured." and could not help It.
Lever is of a light gingercake col
-or. and is under 30. He has been
working for different people in the
community. last for Mr. Chas. P.
Robinson. of Chapin, where he turned
Tampa Police Turn Tables.
At Tampa. Fla.. a few days ago
H. W. Taylor. of Detroit. Mich.. was
arrested by government authorities
on a charge of smuggling. He re
cently came from Cuba. where he
owns a tobacco plantation. He had
several hundred dollars worth of
diamonds, and soon after arriving
in Tampa. he claims that a bartend
er named Del Barrios relieved him
of a $500 stone. Del Barrios was
turned loose, and the government
offecals took up the case, claiming
that Taylor had not paid duty on
the stone-s he had with him.*
Five Men Eaten.
Rear Admiral Sebree reports that
waen the t'nited States Pacific fleet
touched at Admiralty Islands it was
learned that recently cannibals from
the Isands captured a boat contain
ing three Englishmen and three
Chinese. One bf the En.'lishmen1
who escaped through the connivance
of a friendly tribe said that his .com
panions had been killed and eaten.
Twelve Are Killed.
A search lasting throughout the
night in the mine of the Cambria
Steel Company at Franklin. Pa..
were an explosion occurred Sunday
evening, failed to increase the num
her of fatalities. Twelve men were
killed outright, one is dying and
three are seriously injured.
You can tell how insincere a giri
is by how sincere she seems.
The' Lord made man the ruler of
the world and woman the ruler of
s the" whiskc.-y tirm's delivery
waon what you would ra11 a ".pony"*
TAKES CORN PRIZE
.1 MARLOJRO YOUTH OUTSTRIP'S
ALl. HIS C'OMPETITORS.
A. B. Usher l'roduce 132 1- Bush
els on an Acre and Thereby Win-%
The B nn.-trille corrtsponden* or
The Stat.- says tht- faniers of M:irl
boro county art- very proud of the
past as w:' as the pres-nt re-rd
enjoyed by Marlboro. s will be
rememb14ereNd. it was our own Capt
Z. J. Drake of Drake. MaIjoro conn
ty. who a few years ago won the
champion prize offered by the An.-r
ioan Agriculturist for the lar--st
vield of corn produced on one acre
of land. This corn was weighed :nd I
neasure1 by a sworn committee I
-%ppointed under go'ernment r.-qu:rt
nents. th.' yield bhein 2'.4 3-4 hu-h
ris. which so far has been the large-st
vit-ld on on.- acre not only in the
'nited States but in the entire world.
Capt. Drake ree-ived the $1.4166
awarded by the United States gov
?rnment. The State correspondent
saw this corn two or three tiwes
while growing. and he was not pres
ent when gathered and measured.
vet he is frank to say that he neve
saw so much. since or before while
-rowing on one acre of ground.
Last year and year before. B. E.
Moore of Marlboro county. won the
state prize. the yield last year being
172 bushels on one acre.
The United States government.
through Dr. Knapp. this year organ
"zed what is known as the "Boys
contest Corn club." In many coun
ties throughout the cjo$rn growing
'tates of the United States. About
one dozen boys. ranging in age from
14 to IS years. entered the contest
in Marlboro county. Last Monday
;pecimens of this corn from various
tcres were artistically arranged in
-he court house. making a most at
*ractive and creditable exhibit.
At 2.30 p. m. interesting exercis
,s were held in the court house.
ipeeches were made by Prof. D. N.
Barrow of Clemson college, and Mr.
'ra W. Williams. State agent of the
farm demonstration work.
Prof. Barrow emphasizedbthe ne
.essty and importance of properly
electing seed and imparted valu
ible information as to the growth
ind character of the plant. Mr.
Nilliams explained in a most practi
-al manner the aims and purposes of
-he farm demonstration work 3nd
-2rged the young men and boys. pres
>nt to enter the contest next year.
Prof. Barrow delivered the prize
won by the boys in Marlboro county
nd each acre of corn was measured
-y a speciAc committee appointed
y the farm demonstration officials
in this State.
Master A. Bascome U'shen o:
I 3rightsville township. received the
%10 gold prize given for the largest
Iield on one acre, which was 1!2
Master Ernest Fletcher of
Brownesvilbe township. received the
15 gold prize for the largest yield
1fter oats-he having raised 45
N)ushels of corn on the same acre.
IMr. Williams stated that young
Mr. rshe-n had outstripped all comn
setitors from Virginia to Oklahoma.
, ud would get the free trip to Wash
ington city, and tha.: the government
would pay him $2 per bushel for
25 bushels of his corn. So Marlbo
-o remains in the front rank, and
"romn the expression of determina
ion in the faces of the boys who at
-ended these exercises. sheh will con
:lnue to hold the "belt'' as the chain
'ion corn growing county in the
WON'T REACH TEN MILION.
National Glnners' A.ociation Issues
Its Monthly Report
From Memphis. Tenn.. J. A. Tay
lor. president of the National Gin
ners' association. Friday issued the
'Complete returns Indicate a max
imum crop of 9.780.000 bales, not
including linters or repacks. Mini
mum figures 9.4S6.000.
"The heavy falling off is over the
belt except in Georgia and the Car
olinias, where there Is about as good
,i crop as last year on a little smaller
"Maximum report by States: Ala
bama. 969,000: Arkansas. 644.000:
Florida. 60.00; Georgia. 1.870.000:
LouisIana. 239.000: MississippI. 958.
000: Missouri and Virginia 58.000:
North Carolina. ?48,000: Oklahoma.
587.000; South Carolina. 1.185.000:
Tennessee. 253.000:t Texas. 2.399.
000. Total. 9.780.000.
"The ginners say the small yield
is largely due to the smallness of
bols and low yield of lint. As the
crop is so near ginned, we will prob
ably not make our December esti
The cotton crop in 1908 was 11.
581.829 bales, while in 19v7 we
yield was -13.550.760.*
Very Small Crop.
United States Senator E. D. Smith
is in receipt of a letter from Statis
tician R. L Neal, with advance sheets
of a circular to be sent out, showing
that, after a trip over the South.
the most careful estimates of the
otton crop this yter indicates a
possible cotton crop of 10.520.000'
bales. agreeing with a recent esti
mate issued hy Senator Smith. Fromi
exporters Senator Smith le.arns that
it is expected, if the government re
port issued this week on cotton con
firrs private advices. cotton will be
found to reach famine pric--s.
Burns in the Air.
At Hamburg on Tuesday Pequet
was makIng a fl!ght in an a. roplanei
at a considerable height when flames
broke out. A inomnt later the ben
zine tank exploded. Pequet suc
eed-d in gliding to~ th'e earth, butI
te danger of hurning to death was
so pressing that he jumped from the;
machine, while it was 15 or 20 feet
in the air,
Scalded to Death.
A dispatch has been received by;
rends at Rock Hill from Dr. J. P.
Crawford of Nashvlleo. Tenn.. con-.
eing the sad inreliige-nen of the:!
death of the hatte-r's oldest child.
Edward. .\ f'-w days ago, while sit-.
ing at the supp.-r tabl., he :n some -
way ov-erturned a pot of boiling 'ea1
'n himself and w-as sev-erely burned. t
hriaers Break Out of &h Grewu&li
Jail and Six Get Away
KEEPER IS OVERPOWERED
Warden Phillipks, Who Wa.. the
Only Officer in the Jail When the
Delivery Took Place. Was Iladly
Bruised in Attempting to Stop the
Seven negro prisoners. several of
whom were under life sentences. c+
cap-d from the Gre-enville jail Mon
day night and six of th-r got away.
knocking Warden Phillips down and
running out of the back door into
the stre.-ts. The delivery occurred
about i:-1 o'clock. there being no
officer in the jail at the time with
the exoeption of Warden Phillips.
*rhe latter is badly bruised but suf
fers no serious hurt.
One of the prisoners. Will McCul
lough. was captured soon after the
occurrence by Reuben Gosnoll. a
constable for one of the magistrates.
The jailer and several offic-rs have
gone in pursuit of the rem3ining six.
but at last reports none ot them have
Those prisoners who escaped were
on th- upper floor. Their names are:
Daniel Gambrel. John Guffie. Sonnie
Huff. Frank Doal. Arthur Johnson.
Hilbert Henry and Will McCullough.
John Guffie was under sentence to
be hanged for the murder of his
wife. execution of this sentence hav
ing been postponed until the supreme
court could decide upon the appeal.
which has been made in the case.
It is stated that about 6:30 o'clock
some one brought up some food or
other stuff for the prisoners. They
were taken up to the second floor
of the jail and in order to carry
the goods into the ward where the
prisoners were Mr. Phillips. befor
unlocking the outer door. ordered
the prisoners who were inside to go
into their cells.
Some of the prisoners did so, and
Mr. Phillips thinking that all had
gone in, opened the door. It had
grown very dark in the corridors
and the further end of the hall in
which the prisoners had been could
not be distinctly seen. The seven
prisoners secreted themselves in this
end of the corridor and answered to
the jailer. who thought they were
all in the cells.
He opened the door and when in
siP.e. As he walked up the corridor
he was suddenly seized by Arthur
Johnson and slung backward toward
the corridor. The remaining pris
oners immediately made a break for
the door and succeeded in reaching
the street. Johnson attempted to
follow them. but he was held by the
jailer, and in his hurry to get away
he dragged the latter half way down
the stairs before he was released.
All reached the street through the
back door and McCullough, who, it
seems, took a different route from
the others, ran up toward Stain
street. Ho was captured within ten
minutes after escaping.
IS~ENTENCED TO BE HANGED.
For a Crime Committed in Berke
Iey Nine Years Ago.
James Edwards was convicted of
the murder of his wife at Mount
Holly in Berkeley county about nine
years ago in the Court of General
Sessions at Monck's Corner on last
Monday and sentenced to be hanged
on the second Friday in December.
The crime of which Edwards was
found guilty is said to have been a
horrible one, in that it is alleged
that Mrs. Edwards was shot while
she was cooking the dinner, falling
into the fire and being partially
Following the killing Edwards left
Berkeley county, and was not heard
from until about six months ago.
when his address was lea: ned by
Sheriff Causey through some letters
which he wrote to persons living in
Berkeley county. it was ascertained
that he was living in Jacksonville.
had married again and had several
children by his second wife, and
was working hard and living com
fortably, although he is said to have
been rather shiftless before he dis
appeared from Berkeley. He was
brought back by Sheriff Causey. who
is credited with some clev-er work in
the matter, and the case was brought
for trial at th.- .ast term of Cour-.
but was continue!.
Edwards is a man about 40 years
of age. It is not anticipated that
an appeal will be taken. He was
represented at the trial by John 0.
Edwards. Esq.. while Solicitor Hilde
brand handled the case for the State.
THE SOUTH AS A CREDITOR.
What a Good Price for Cottou Does
For This. Section.
The New York Journal of Com
merce of recent issue contained the
''The New York -orrespondent of
South-rn banks, according to state
ments made yesterday. dur'g the
past two weeks have rec' d1 many
requests fromt below Mas and Dix
on's line for the purch e of com
mercial paper in apprestable quar.
titi-s. One large bank here within
1 week has received more than a
ozen such requests, some of them
iggrgating as much as $260.000.
he bankers her.- point out that this
s an unusual condition in the South.
[n other years at this season. when
e cotton crop is moving, the banks
f this s'-etion have been hard put
o it to find enough tmoney to sup
>v th.' pr.-ssing needs of their cus
on.rs. Th.' high price or cotton
revaiing and the prosperity in the,
ron and steel industry are principal
-asons for the strong financial sit
ation in the South. according to
ld ings of those who have investi
This shows how important it is
or all ox us. cotton mills included.
o do all we can to ke--p the price<
f cotton uzp as high as we can.
good p'ric'- for cotton nm--an pros-t
-rity for all int.'rests in the South.<
bh.-n why should any Southern in
rest undertake to bear the cotton
A STAGE STRUCK
Gil Lured From Ber Home by P==mse
.f L Cative Cametr is
RESCED BY TE POUCE
The Poor. Foolish Young Woman
Was Found4 Traveling With a Man
Who Said He Was a Vaudeville
Artist, But Who is Thought to
Be a Forger.
While her grief-stricken mother
and sisters for the past two weeks
have been making futile efforts to
locate pretty 17-year-old Lalla Voll
mer. the girl lured by promises of a
lucrative career in the glittering
glare of the footlights. has been trav
eling through the South in company
with Nathan C. Hill. alias N. H.
Clark. a pseudo vaudeville artist.
Despite wires to every Southern
city of any importance the mother of
the young girl. Mrs. Virginia Voll
mer. of 394 Piedmont avenue. At
lanra. Ga.. could find not trace of her
until Tuesday night. when she re
ceived a wire from WillIam J. Er
wing treasurer of the Lyric theatre
In New Orleans. who stated that the
girl was in the care of his wife In
Miss Lula Vollmer. an elder sister
of the girl. immediately made ar
rangements to bring her back to her
mother, and on Wednesday morning
she left for New Orleans for that pur
According to dispatches received in
Atlanta. Miss Vollmer was taken in
to custody by the New Orleans police
at the request of Chief Jennings of
Atlanta, vaho was acting with the
mother in an attempt to locate the
girl. She was not held In the po
lice station. however. but given over
to the care of Mr. Erwin. who had
previously receiv"d a lItter from her
sister asking that he attempt to lo
cate her. She will remain with Mrs.
Erwin until her sister can bring her
back to Atlanta.
According to the story said to have
been told the po:ice in New Orleans
by Miss Vollmer. she had first met
Clark or Hill through an advertise
ment in a local paper, in which he
stated that he wanted a young girl
to take a part in a vaudeville per
formance. Miss Vollmer answered
the ad. it is said .and Clark imme
liately called on her at 612 Peters
building. where she was working as
Clark made glittering offers. it
is said. saying that he needed a part
ner in the vaudeville sketch in which
h,3 was booked at a number of well
known houses. He offered the girl
$40 a week. It is claimed.
Pearing that parental objection
would thwart her cherished ambition
to go before the footlights. without
saying that she was leaving her regu
lar work. Miss Vollmer met Clark at
the Terminal- station, so she says, to
Iea'-e ror ber first engacement.
According to the dispatch. Clark
;ave the girl drugssed eoca-ec4a. and
then took her to a hotel, where they
registered as man and wife. After
that they traveled under different
names. stopping at a number of cit
ies en route to New Orleans. They
were often In financial straits, it Is
alleged, and Clark is said to have
attetnpted to cash a number of
cheeks as well prevailing upon her
to sign a check for $10. using the
name of Miss N. Clark.
Their last stop was in Meridian.
Miiss., where, so the police are in
formed, on account of lack of funds.
Clark was forced to sleep in the park.
while Miss Vollmer registered at a
notel as Miss Clark.
Ob Monday It is said they scraped
together enough money to pay their
fares to New Orleans. There Miss
Volimer is said to have left Clark
in La attempt to get work, She was
theui located by the police with the
result that she was given over to the
care of the Erwins.
Mrs. Virginia Volimer, the mother.
who went to Atlanta two years ago
from North Carolina. states that she
does not believe the report in full.
"Lula has been stage-struck for
two years." she said. "and I have
always feared that she would make
an attempt to go on the stage. I
believe that even if the man did
trug her she would have come to her
stases at once and left him. Furth
er. I believe' that they have been in
New Orleans for the past two weeks
instead of traveling around the coun
try as the report says.
"Always hoping for a chance to
go on the stage I am sure t hat she
accepted the mnan's plausible story
at once, and fearing that I would
place obstacles in her way as I have
always been opposed to her idea of
roing on the stage, she arranged to
leave for the trumped up engagement
in the New Orleans theatre, accept
ing the man merely as manager
through which she could gain her
"Lula, my oldest daughter, left
early Wednesday morning for New
Orleans, and in two days I hope to
have my daughter, whom I can not
blame for anything except her girlish
esire to go on the stage, with me
Miss Lula Vollmer is well known
in Atlanta. She at one time did
newspaper work in North Carolina
and has had several stories accepted .
by well known miagazine's.*
TOO MU.CH B0OOZE
Being Used in Mariboro County toI
Suit Grand Jury.
Over In Marlboro county they have
bad prohibition for forty odd years. b
a long, long time before the old 1.
State dispensary syitem was ever i
~oneived of, and when tbe dispensa- 11
7 did come Marlboro did not join la
n. but remained dry. 'The grand ta
ury of that county has just made 1 si
i presentment in which it calls at- tz
enton to the large and increasing c
awless eletoent in that county which t
e jury states is caused by the saic :t
>f whiskey. The status of affairs w
ill prove int"resting in view of .a
he fact that 6fteen otrher cenunti'-s w
f the State are about to embark ai
pn the prohibition boat and the ti
working of the law in these counties te
FIH G TIE FARMER
L'AT A FAR0fIER'S UNION PAPER1
SAYS ABOUT THE MILLS.
ihutting Isown. and Claims That It
Is an Effort to Keep the Cotton
The following articles from the
-'arm.m-r' Unoa News. of Union 1
ity. Ga.. brings out some things
bout the mill curtailment that We
iever heard before. The first article
The presidents, vice presidents
ind owners of cotton mills through
>ut the South are organized into
what is called the American Cotton
danufacturers Association. Such
nen as S. B. Tanner and D. A.
romapkins of Charlotte. N. C.. E. A.
;mythe of Greenville. S. C.. and oth
rs, who were worth no more than
he rest of us, estimated at least
,n this world's worldly goods. un
:1 the recent rise of cotton milt'
his side of Mason and Dixon'
ine. They were some of the pion
ers in this fabulously prosperous
leld of business. Their cotton mills
wad others have paid enormous div
idends. in many cases as much as
rom ten to forty per cent profit
)n highly watered- stock.
And yet the present president of
:he A. C. M. A.. Mr. Lewis W. Parker
)f Greenville. S. C.. at the instance
>f Smythe. Tompkins and Tanner.
as just called a meeting of the
oard of governors for the purpose
f fghting the increase in the price
Df cotton to thirteen cents, by shut
ting down the mills, or at least
running them on half or quarter
time. Some of these men whose
fortunes are increasing by leaps
nd bounds as a result of their man
facturing cotton. ride in automom
biles live in the most luxurious horn
es. and even spend their summers
abroad. enjoying all the very best
things of life. while we producers
of the raw material. the basis of
their income, struggle from early
morn until dewy eve in order to
keep body and soul together.
And when we get together for
the mere purpose of securing a fair
price. yes. the mere cost of produc
ing cotton, they prepare to fight
us tooth and nail, in this br'.tal
fashion. But this Is not the first
nstance. Mr. Dante Aikenside
Tompkins of Charlotte,. then presi
dent of the A. C. M. A.. went abroad
in 1907. with the present president
of the A. C. M. A.. got up a confer
.-nce of European cotton manufac
turers for the pu:pose of dive-t
ing foreign immigration to the
South in order to break the back of
the Farmers' Union and increase to#
supply of cotton produced, so that
only mere existance price for tht
raw materials would prevail. Yes.
Mr. Smythe. Mr. Parker and other
mill men of South Carolina even
raised some twenty odd thousand
dollars to send Commissioner WVat
pon of South Carilina abroad to
bring in two cargoes of foreigners
for this purpose.
Gentlemen. gentlemen, you liv;e
among us. your lives and your fami
ies and your property is mingled
with ours, and your prosperity, and
your daily walks are among us. from
wbose humble ranks you have risen
upon our industry and toil. There
is such a thing as haiing none of
the milk of human kindness and
being absolutely unsympathetic and
calous to the struggling masses.
their sorrows and hardships, around
you, but ha 'e care, lest you kill
the geese that are laying your gold
en eggs. If any one doubts our
statement let him but read that
well-known manufacturers' maga
zine. The Textile Record. August.
1908. published by Lord and Nagle.
Boston and New York. page 538.
where is printed a summary of Mr.
Tompkins' speech, and it is stated
among other things that Mr. Tomp
kins told the European man ufac
turers plainly what was and is the
only way to increase adequately the
worlds supply of cotton, namely, to.
stimulate and divert foreign immi
grants by the wholesale to the South
They Join Forces.
In another article The Farmers'
Union News goes on to say:
The Northern cotton mill men
have responded to the suggesti )n
of the Southern cotton mill men
that the mills be closed down2 in or
der to cu-tail the production of t ot
ron goods. a'id thereby decra' ."e
consumption of raw cotton thus
depressing the price of cotton anod
showing the Parmers' Union that
they cannot hope for decent p'rice
for their crop. In response to the
suggetlon of the Americ aa Cot ron
fanufacturers' Association. whica
is a strictly Southern organiz*1tion,
t~e executive committee of the Cot
ton Manufacturers' Association.
hich takes in all the Northern cot
:on mills, has met and decIded to
ave the production of cotton goods
peatly curtailed shortly.
At the meeting, as at the board of
overnors' meeting of the American
otton Manufacturers' Association.
tt Charlotte. on the 8th. everv pos
ible device for fighting the Farm
*rs' Union's proper marketing and
olding of the crop for better pric
's. was fully discussed and plans
rere proposed, going even to the
'tent of shutting down the mills
md starving the farmers ou'..
'ou have organized and banded to
:ether for your own mutual protec
ion and selfish interests, and hay-1
ng made enormous profits and
rawn fancy salaries, you now be
rudge us the same privilege~ and
lan to break up and thwart our
iforts to get merely a fair price t
sr the products of our sweat, our
thor and the toll of our own.
Tour eyes and efforts ought not
>score the "base degrees'' hy which
u came into your own, and youry o
arts ought to beat with a littleI"
ss antagonism and greediness that
2ee u.nworthby actions and atti
3de indicate. Play the game fair
.don't try to form any such das
rdly conspiracy as Dante Aiken-.
des Tompkins and T. F. Parker jc
ed to hatch out with the European If
>tton oill men in the sum:Der of I
M7. Don't go to the President of
le United Stat"-. as these very two a
-nt to Theodore Roosev'elt. in .Tauu-v
-y 19'7. when the immniiration hil! a
as p4nding and try to insult any a
c ele's intelligence by telling thei '
ere is not :ood money in the ict- a
n mill business unless the Farm-1 s
No fretting o1
Wei&Sasm SM Yom Man F"
Hundred and Twenty-eight Are In
Jured in Contests-These Casual
ties Have Occurred Despite Chang
e% In Rules to Minimnze the
With the football season barely
under way a mouth, death has al
ready claimed fourteen players. de
spite many changes in the ruIle:
made in the hope of lessening th(
chances of serious injury. says *ihe
Washington Star. The number ol
the injured whose accidents hav
been made public in the press dis.
patches is more than 12S. Of thes
10O have sufferedJ serious hurta
Many more have been hurt than hav
come to public notice. Care is tak.
en at '~he universities that as lit
tie news as possiblie of injuries t<
the football teams shall leak out
sid" the campus. Especially is thi:
true of the practice games. For that
reason, anything approaching a com.
plete list is not possible.
IAm.,ng those who have died arn
Frank Trimnbe. tackle, at the Univer
sity of Indiana: Charles Becker, half
back, of the Findlay (Ohio) Higi
School. who died of injuries receivet
in a scheduled game: Robirt Milling
ton. halfback at the Pottsville (Pa.
High School. who was ha~rt in a game
with the Shamokin High School
Walter Evans. fullback at Guthri<
County (Iowa) High School. hur
in a game with the Yale I owa) Hig]
School: Joseph Walsh. guard at S:
Mary's (Kan.' Col lege, hurt in
practice game: John McArthur
twenty, captain of the Huntingto,
(Ind) football team, injured in:
game with the Wabash High Schoo
eleven; Charles E. Jack. forme:
on the Colorado College footbal
team, died of injuries received i
1906: Langdon McCormick. fifth en'
on the Cornell University footbal
team, died of injuries received i
several years of foot tball playing;
Clarence Pierce. of Wilmington. Del.
hurt in a game O.:tober :2S: Charle:
Brown Kissam. fift-en. a student al
the Mackenzie School in Tarrytown:
Russell P. Hecket. fifteen, of Pitts
h.:rg, died of an injury to his chest:
Clarence Picee. nineteen. of Wil
migron. Del.. died of injuries r.:ceiv
ed in a line4 scrimmage: Charlei
Stroppel. seve'nt.-n. of Cincinnati
died at Carthage. Ohio. of injuriet
received in a line plunge, and Michael
Burke. twenty-on., of Shenandoah.
Pa.. hurt in a game against the Phil
adelphia College of Pharmacy.
Of the injured since October 16.
the most seriously hurt is Ernest
Stammn. twenty-seven, of No. 411
Sixth street. Blrooklyn. His skui:
was fractured in a1 game betweer,
the Acorn and the St. Paul footbai:
teams of Brooklyn.
The following have had their col
lar bone~s broken: Sellers l'nder
wood, tackle at Alabamna Presbyte
rian College: Thomas Eggers. e-nd am
West Division Wis t High School:
Harry M~ason. tackle at Brookli
i Mas'..s H igh Sch ->i: Fran k Creede.
guard at Am~nberst Coll*e*: .Jae.e:
Barnes. enu at !:linois Stat- .\or
mal School: Coach Si'skind. of lial
timor-- (.\dl High School of Co'
merce: Richard hay, halfback a
lgin (lll.) High School: .\ring.)
vans. end at Waltham <Mass ili0.
School: Frank S.-i:,.'r:. ecu--t :..
ashington ( Mo.> H irh Schiool
ohn Fitzgerald. :;,ek I.- at Ford ban
afbaick at Iiarthminouth 'Col'ge:
ohn Roberts. tacklI.- at M.-rea I Ga.:
',lege: George Threni hall.;ac
t Mordhead 5S. r i High School
rank Yont:. rquarerbackat Loga
Ohio ' High School: fap?. 14cstwiel
alfback at the uI rjty of G;.or
ta: G;rant K.*;pP.-. (lIuarter:'ack a
owa City Ulich Sc-vr c!: W:i P..
is. guard at r,.-:awa--' Ohio * im
ch'ni: red- Romig. tackle at Qua
e'rown i Pa.' High School. and Re:
rffith. guard at :he' Univ.rrsity 0
Tho,, who bavo had! l-s b-rk"
r C'.arence Rtu-. .nd at the' E:igin.
i.. High S'-hool: Coe Minardo
ackle at Beldir . Mich.. High
coe. Patrick Qma ha:f..aek :
E.i-or 1ider-u-i-T.-s o: & aS
3?.e. L. T : lit.ou l -. *-. C n'-r a
rank Smith. gua' : at lrown t'ti:
rsity: A. P. z-aker. ha.lfback a
nversity of Kentuck: George Mon
USED THE TORCH
iO HiDE THE MURDER OF SEV
ro Secure F ,red Gold Dollars
Fiend. Slv.y a Family and Set Fli
The charred hodies of three mem.
xrs of the family of George Hood.
in aged white man, were found
ruesday in the ruins of the Hood
house at Harper. and the body of
Leorg- Hood was remove- while the.
flam-s wetre still at their height.
The house was destroyed by fir.
Monday night for the purpose, the
police believe. of covering up a
quadruple murder. Robbery is be-'
lieved to have bern the motive for
From the ruins the charred and
blackened corpses of Washington
Hood. aged .35 years. his sister. aged
27. and their niece. aged 12 ye4.rs.
.were taken. The body of George
Hood. 70 years old. had the head
almost severed. as was seen when
it was dragged from the house.
The burned building was a two
story frame structure. the upper
floor being occupied by the Hoods.
while in the rooms below was a
,restaurawit conducted by a negro.
The theory is that the house was
fired after the inmates had been
murdered, though there is not the
slightest clue as to the perpetrator.
Officers immediately went to the
scene with bloodhounds, but it is
said that the dogs failed to find a
trail. The robbery theory was sug
gest-ed by the fact that Washington
Hood Saturday had shown over $100,
in the negro m!staurant.
A younger Hood was attending :er
vices at a church near the home and
it was from the church the flames
were frst seen. Hood rushed madly
from the church. He fought his
way into the home. which was al
ready a roaring furance. and forced
his way up the steps until be stumb
led over the corpse of his father.
He managed to drag the body down
the stairs and out into the yard.
but when he atuttmpted to go for
his sister, brother and little child
he found every entrance closed by
the furious flames. When the fnames
had subsided. the ruins were searched
and the charred corpses found.
There seems little doubt that
Washington Hood's throat had been
cut before the fire was started. The
money that Washington Hood had
exhibited in the negro restaurant
the night before the fire, was all in
cold, but no trace of it was to be
found in the ruins.
SHOT IN THE HEAD.
One Boy Shoots Another Boy With
a Harmless Parlor Rie.
A dispatch from Columbia says
"tLttle David Dowell, of Winnsboro.
is lingering at the Columbia hospital
with a rifle wound in his head. The
boy, who is only 12 years of age.
was accidently shot by Wasrren
Flennike::. who was out hunting
with a 22-calibre ride. near Winnu
boro. at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon.
David waa carried to Columbia by
Dr. Lindsay Friday to be operated
on by Dr. Guerry, of Columbia.
David Dowell was going to bring
the cows home Friday afternoon and
the ball from the rifle of Warren
Flenniken struck him as he passed
within 400 yards of the young hun
ter. Flenniken Is 14 years of age.
From the time the wound was in
flicted young Dowell remained un
conscious. His older brother and
Dr. Lindsay ?ook the train for Co
lumbia shortly after the shooting.
bringing the boy here for the oper
ation." The wonder is that more
such accidents do not happen. Too
many careless boys are allowed to
What It Means.
One often hears the expression.
"In a minute." A minute seems a
very small anid unimportant fractio-,
of time, and because of that secea
most people waste a good many of
the course of a day. Yet think whit
can be done in the short space of a
minute. Take traveling as an e x
ample. In a minute the averatg"
pedest rain walks sixteen rods. a
trotting horse and an ocean "gre:'
hound" cover half a mile and an
express train clips off a mile. That
is pretty fast trav'eling but nothing
to what this old world is doing
in one minutes it whirls us around
on the outside of the earth by ts
diurnal moton some thIrteen miles.
and it speeds us on in the same space
of time 1,080 miles on its grand
tour around the sun. But even tha,
is slow work compared with what a
ray of light does, for in one short
minute it flashes through 11.000.00tj
miles. A minute is a good deal after
all. So let us take care of each one
as it comes along.
laring foreign Immigration to the
The thirty thousand of these very
men raised to bring two Wittekind.
eargoes of foreigners to South Caro
lina had much better been spent in
belping rather than trying to d-fe"'
~he farmers in th.-ir humane efforts
:o properly re-gulate- the production.
narketing and selling of their cot
:on. Sotith Carolina acted at th':
inited demand of the fairmers of
he Old South State. abolished the
;tat.- bureau of immigration, and
p.'cilic-ally enacted. .\arch 4. last:
'The commisioner of agricuiturej
ball not. directly or inii.'eclv. t
empt to bring immigrants into this
Law are meant to v'u:' unfair
iractices. the taking of coui 'van -~
aa.-s of your f.-llowmeu. and wej
-arn yo~u. enlemon. that conditi'ons
ave change'd. Able. fs-arles of
cis. backed by intelligently or
anizd effort. are on guard, and
ill m."et you half way in what yn: II
on wilt. fair or foul. and quickly. (
so. The farmer and especially the(
atton planter. has been worked and
armied by every one from the usuri-a
'is money lende~r to the cotton spec-:I
later, but the time when these t
arasite~s could steal from under hisS
er ns his very a1l. has pased
rav n"ear :n r.aurn again. IHav" '
car". play fai. and kee little. 15
zat a 1teic of the' milk of human F'
indn.'ss and swe~ns of manlyv
*mpanthy in your soul, gentlemen. t
rer the biscuit
Dya1 is first
Wilson Jordon, tackle at Hammond.
Ind.. High School; Ted Eberle. half
back at Swarthmore College; R.
Recker. quarterback at Mount Car
mel. Pa.. School: Cecil Covington.
end at Vanderbilt. Tenn.. University;
John Shick. halfback at West Branch.
Mich.. High School.
Eleven players have had ribs
broken. They are James Clements.
end at Southern Manual. Pa.. High
School: William Johnson. end at
University of Syracuse; Howard
Shankweller. end at Scotch Hill. Pa..
School: Thomas McDonough. end at
Connecticut Agricultural College;
Edward Lewis. fullback at Fountain
Hill, Pa.. High School: James Pick
ering. fullback at University of Min
nesota: Carl Anderson. fullback at
Washington and Jefferson Vriversi
ty: Cotton Berndt. halfback at Uni
versity of Indiana: Clem Crowley.
end at Denver. Coy.. University;
Harold Fritz, halfback at Central
Pennsylvania High School. and Mich
ael Kelleher. tackle at Fordham Coi-.
Assistant Coach Clark Sebrontze
of the Washington and Jefferson
College football team, was kicked
in the head and body in a practice
game October 10. and is in a serious
condition at Washington. Pa.
THE. PARLR RIFLE NUISANCE.
A Suggstion That the Legature
1Remedy the Evil.
"S. W. T."' calls attention through
the columns of The News and Cour
we to the parlor rte. aulannee. He
- "I saw in Saturday's paper that
a twelve-year-old boy was shot by g
a fourteen-year-old lad near Winna
boro at a distance of 400 yards. Now
who Is to blame for this accident.
Sit will be called an accident?
WhIle I claim it was no accident.,
as anyone will agree who knows
anything about a 22-calibre rifle, that
it will do damage at 800 yards it ,t
should be fired a? an elevation and
the bullet should hit anyone. Why
will parents allow their boys to have
those little rifles? It seems to me
that the parents of boys should be
held responsible for accidents of this
"The parlor rifle nuisance is grow-,.
lng. Every hardware store show
window has them displayed to temptc
!he boys to bety th~a As thera Ie
very little game to shoot with them,
[ can't see wny parents will z~iew
their boys to have the-.a. Mos.t ;,ar
ents think them- toys, and when
harm is done to an innocent per
son 400 yards away they wito say
'accident.' A shotgun wlb. .seaU.
shot would not do much dam.x1 at
150 yards. and if the boys wo(Id
s 'hoot shotguns they could -see an~'
',ne at that distance and would not ,~
shoot them. But it is different with
the ridle. as it is liable to kill some
one out of sight of them when they
shoot small birds on fences and
bushes the right height to give the
-ight elevation. I hope the next Leg
!slature will take up this nuisance
and see if there can't be some law
passed to remedy the evil."
It Pays to Raise Mules.
I have on my place now one mare
that has brought me seven mules,
says W. R. Hah',- In the Progressive
Farmner. I have used the mare for
-iine years and have received $1.200,
said to be the value of the mnles.
and have a nice filly colt worth $100.
ind the mare looks almost as well
is she did whe.n I bought her. The
>ider mules ar.' sixteen hands and
a-eigh ove-r 1.000 pounds each. They
- ome's in Ilattened layers. the larg
'st piec.-s ever found being about
six f..-t long and weighing about
ift'een pounds. Prom three to four
tons have been mined in a year at
Whitby. bringing a revenue' into the
own of as much as $5i00.000~ for the
nanufacture~d ornamntns made from
"Bud" Whitman. the negro con
ect'd of the murder of Vonderan
ennon of Oconee. Ga.. Septemb~er
.. was hanged in the county jail
Athbens. Ga.. at 11:30 Friday
'orning. Whitman mttde a final
's.-een adrnmiig the~ eriuca. Ho
and prvol invovled a white man
a th.e killing.*
Foot ball goes on in spite of the
fatalities that it causes. Tbe man
igements know that tha spice of
danger in the game helps to swell
the gate reciepts, and what is a lifo
or two. if bv~ sacrieing them divi
dends are increasedi to owners of
speakng of da's gonne r. we are
:m:nde~d -hat ke:ghts also are a
ng of the past.
It is w#il to remember that ev.en